THEFIX TO OUR WATER CRISIS IS COMPLICATED BUT DOABLE PROJECT EDITOR: BETTY WELLS PRESENTATION BY: ERIC RADDATZ SCOTT SLEEPER STORIES BY: ROGER WILLIAMS EVAN WILLIAMS NANCI THEORETExperts: Store it, treat it, move it south | 22 CERP, CEPP, Negrons solutions | 22 The science of the algae blooms | 15 The uproar: People are anxious and angry | 20 The politics of it all: Promises & plans | 12 How we got here: A timeline | 10INSIDE Fort Myers Clewiston Belle GladeW CA 1WCA 2 WCA 3 Shark River Slough C-43 Reservoir C-44 ReservoirBiscayne Bay Everglades National Park Big Cypr ess National Preserve Lake Okeechobee Florida Bay W est P alm Beach Fort Lauderdale Naples MiamiSt. Lucie River and estuaryFor thousands of years the north and south forks of the St. Lucie River rose or fell with seasonal rains, nourishing the wetlands and bearing no direct connection with either Lake Okeechobee in the west, or the Indian River Lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean in the east. But late in the 19th century settlers began scraping out channels for navigation, ood control and water supply purposes, ultimately connecting the lake and the Atlantic along a 37-mile canal and profoundly altering the hydrology of the region. Proposed private land purchasesSenator Joe Negrons $2.4 billion proposal targets two agricultural parcels amounting to about 60,000 acres south and southwest of Lake Okeechobee for storing 120 billion gallons of water that would lessen discharges into the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee estuaries and help restore water ows south to nourish the Everglades National Park. Water Conservation Areas (WCAs)South Floridas three WCAs are vast tracts of remnant Everglades sawgrass that together span 846,387 acres. They serve multiple purposes, including ood control, water supply and habitat for plants and animals. InflowOutflowPhosphorous uptake by oating plants Algae and periphyton phosphorus uptake Stormwater containing phosphorus enters the STA. Water with less phosphorus exits the STA. Uptake by emergent plants like cat tails and sawgrass Phosphorus uptake by submerged aquatic vegetationStormwater Treatment Areas: Green technology fitration-systemSTAs are constructed wetlands that remove and store nutrients and phosphorous through plant growth and the accumulation of dead plant material in a layer of sediment. Water then ows into the traditionally nutrient-poor Everglades system that suits and supports its needs. Restoring the natural flow to the Everglades ridge and slough landscape The predominant character of the traditional Everglades river of grass was a peat-based ridge and slough landscape. Its features stretched south into the Shark River Slough from what are now the public-lands Water Conservation Areas (WCAs) known simply as 1, 2 and 3. The traditional landscape is severely degrading, becoming uniform and less directional. Scientists say it can be saved only by re-establishing appropriate water ow and direction. They note that the engineering and technology exists, waiting only to be joined by the political will.Central Everglades Planning ProjectCEPP is the next increment of CERP. It focuses on restoring a more natural ow into and through the central and southern Everglades by Increasing storage, removing canals and levees and retaining water within Everglades National Park both to prevent ooding in Broward or MiamiDade Counties, and to help recharge the Biscayne Aquifer. That shallow aquifer provides the only source of drinking water for several million residents and visitors on the southeast coast.RidgeThe generally submerged ridges that separate sloughs are dominated by sawgrass.SloughThe open water sloughs are characterized by submerged and oating vegetation, including periphyton mats. Flow directionSouth Florida Water Management District border (includes 16 counties, the largest of ve Florida water management districts) Everglades Agricultural Area The Central and Southern Florida Project for Flood Control and Other Purposes (C&SF Project) of 1948 designed a 700,000 acre area of the northern Everglades, mostly south of Lake Okeechobee, to be managed for agriculture. Now the major crop of the EAA is sugarcane, grown across some 440,000 acres, but winter vegetables are also grown here. SOURCES: SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT, U.S. ARMY CORP OF ENGINEERS, NOAAMuskgrassPhosphorus storage in sediment Caloosahatchee River and estuarySince the late 1800s the river channel was straightened, deepened, and connected to Lake Okeechobee, resulting in a loss of 76 river bends and 8.2 miles of length. One element of CERP is the addition of the C-43 West Basin Storage Reservoir which has a capacity of 170,000 acre-feet. Located south of the river and west of the Ortona Locks, it would store water to reduce damaging lake discharges in the wet season and enhance ows in the dry season.OrlandoKissimmee River and BasinOnce meandering for 103 miles through central Florida, the Kissimmee has undergone major changes. The C-38 canal was created to channel ow south to Lake Okeechobee. Since the Kissimmee River Restoration Project began in 1999, continuous water ow has been re-established to 24 miles of the river and by 2019 will return ow to 43 miles, restoring about 40 square miles of river/ oodplain ecosystem.Water storage: North vs. SouthSigni cantly greater water storage north, south, east and west of Lake Okeechobee is deemed crucial to Everglades restoration, to drinking water supplies for millions who rely on the Biscayne Aquifer or the lake, and to the healthy control of freshwater releases down the estuaries, according to a 2015 study by the University of Floridas Water Institute. But where and when to store the water, and with whose money, has now become a matter of heated debate and parochial interests. Some advocacy groups and political leaders insist water storage begin as soon as possible south of the lake in farm country. Some farm owners, agricultural businesses and other political leaders insist water storage begin immediately north of lake. Lake OkeechobeeThe 730-square-mile lake is the second largest lake in the lower 48 states. In 1926 and 1928 thousands were killed in oods when hurricanes overwhelmed the lake. The Herbert Hoover Dike was built by 1937 and expanded to its current structure by the 1960s. Its steward, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, marks a safe water level at 15.5 feet.Restoring the EvergladesThe Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan, or CERP, is designed to repair damage to the natural ow of water from Orlando south to Florida Bay, saving the Everglades. The project is scheduled to be completed after 2030. On Sept. 15 the U.S. Senate passed a $10 billion water bill that included $1.9 billion for Everglades restoration. The money, if rati ed by the House and signed by the president, would help start one of several CERP plans the Central Everglades Planning Project, or CEPP. Orlando Herbert Hoover Dike Clewiston Belle Glade Pahokee Okeechobee Runoff Runoff Harmful Algal bloomsHABs occur when nutrient overloads of phosphorous, nitrogen and carbon help grow colonies that can poison sea grasses, sh, shell sh, marine mammals, birds and humans using fresh, brackish or saltwater lakes, estuaries and bays. The pollutants come from such sources as lawn fertilizer and aging water treatment plants in cities, thousands of leaking septic tanks in suburban and rural communities, and cow and crop farm operations.Cyanobacteria or blue-green algaeLow oxygen dead zone TS THE YEAR OF WATER IN FLORIDA. TS THE YEAR OF WATER IN FLORIDA. Unprecedented winter floods swept into Lake Unprecedented winter floods swept into Lake Okeechobee from the north, cascading into the Okeechobee from the north, cascading into the delicate estuaries on Floridas east and west coasts, delicate estuaries on Floridas east and west coasts, cooking up the worst summer algae blooms and fish cooking up the worst summer algae blooms and fish kills in memory. kills in memory. It was international news. Vacationers stayed It was international news. Vacationers stayed away. All businesses touched by tourism reeled away. All businesses touched by tourism reeled from revenue losses. from revenue losses. 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A2 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 5, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY COMMENTARYThey say never look back Never look back. Thats poor advice, but its poor advice perfectly tailored to fit a nation that sometimes pushes pragmatism, profit and comfort to their foolish extremes. Dont ever look back, pal. Not only because something might be gaining on you, as Satchel Paige wisely pointed out, but because it just isnt practical. Its a waste of time and you wont make any money looking back. You have work to do so get your rear in gear.We live in the present and were going to the future, right? No. Wrong. Dead wrong. In large part, were going to where weve been unless we learn to pay attention to where weve been then go somewhere better. Besides, I happen to like looking back. The strangest things happen. One day you discover youre looking forward by looking back. Why just last week I was looking back down the long tunnel of time when suddenly I spotted him: Donald bygod Trump. Hed adopted the masterful disguise of a medicine show carnival barker. I recognized the man right off the bat, of course, by his hair and his smirk. Anybody would. He was standing on the back of a wagon in Biloxi wooing the eager the anxious, the frightened, the devout, the angry and self-righteous and those with warts and curved spines. Good people, most of them, just a little too eager for the world to be kinder to them, for the world to make more sense, for the world to be less complicated and a lot more comfortable. He sounded a lot like a character out of Ann Andersons 2000 history, Snake Oil, Hustlers and Hambones: the American Medicine Show. The book describes the kinds of places the Trumps of the world worked between about 1850 and 1930. And the kinds of things they said. In Mr. Trumps case the shtick has changed only slightly, which is part of why I like listening to the man. Carnival barkers are fun and full of promise, as this passage from Snake Oil suggests:How much is your health worth, ladies and gentlemen? Its priceless, isnt it?Well my friends, one-half-dollar is all it takes to put you in the pink. Thats right, ladies and gents, for 50 pennies, Natures True Remedy will succeed where doctors have failed. Only Nature can heal, and I have nature right here in this little bottle. My secret formula, from Gods own laboratory, the Earth itself, will cure rheumatism, cancer, diabetes, baldness, bad breath and curvature of the spine. Sure it will. Always has. Not only that, but itll cure terrorism and illegal immigration and ISIS and Chinese trade deals and godlessness and even get you a job, probably kicking immigrant butts and laughing at uppity little ladies who want to go to the White House as President Little Lady, not as First (Little) Lady. And its even cheaper than 50 pennies. All it takes for this miracle cure, ladies and gents, is a single vote for the Trump, free of charge and courtesy of the American republic. Trust me. You vote for the snake oil cure and youll get it. Now its true that Mr. Trump has never claimed to have lived at historys crossroads, unlike General George S. Patton Jr., for example. The general, with absolutely no understanding of the Buddhist reasoning that celebrates reincarnation, seemed convinced that hed fought with Hannibal against the Romans 2,000 years ago, and with Napoleon in his European conquests 215 years ago, and all before leading the American Third Army into battle against the Germans in World War II. He must have been pretty damn tired by the time he got to 1944 and 5. But Mr. Trump doesnt have to make such a claim. The minute I saw him selling snake oil off the back of the wagon, I knew hed been at some of historys crossroads, too: Selling pigs bones as relics of the saints, or wood slivers presented as portions of the True Cross (the one Jesus got hung up on), in Europe in the Middle Ages. He sold gin in the 1720s fr om thousands of door-front shops to Londoners who had never before encountered hard liquor, and who died by the thousands, their bodies collected each morning on carts by grave diggers and street cleaners. He sold leeches to 18th and 19th century societies that believed bloodletting or blood sucking in the case of the leeches was a way to cure terrible diseases nobody understood by removing bad blood from the corpus animus. Mr. Trump is a champion of bloodletting from the American corpus animus. Remove that bad blood, now, he advises. Leech it out right smack dab here in the 21st century. In the home of the free and the land of the brave, Now Mr. Trump proposes to leech out the bad-blood M&Ms the Muslims and Mexicans. The countrys going to be great again, ladies and gents. Not just great again, but safe again. Trust him. And if you believe that, I have not a bridge in Nevada, not a refrigerator on the North Pole, not a cure for all cancers on the oncology ward of the Mayo clinic no. Instead, I have a truckload of snake oil for you, Payable On Delivery. Your vote Nov. 8 for the snake oil. Starting Nov. 9. roger WILLIAMSrwilliams@floridaweekly.com Featuring styles from modern to coastal, and everything in between. Whether you need all. Come visit our fashion forward showroom and discover a new look for your home!7200 Trail Boulevard, Naples, (239) 598-3330 | Other locations in Ft. Myers, Sarasota, Tarpon Springs and Pinellas Park | matterbrothersfurniture.com PROUDLY DELIVERING 60 YEARS OF AWESOMENESS TO YOU!
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A4 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 5, 2016 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY PublisherShelley Hobbsshobbs@floridaweekly.comEditorCindy Piercecpierce@floridaweekly.comReporters & ColumnistsEric Bretan, Karen Feldman Jerry Greenfield, Bob Harden Dan Hudak, Myles Kornblatt Lindsey Nesmith, Drew Sterwald Nancy Stetson, Evan Williams Roger WilliamsPhotographersPeggy Farren, Tim Gibbons Bernadette La Paglia Vandy Major, Charlie McDonald Bob Raymond, Ivan Seligman Stephen WrightCopy EditorCathy CottrillPresentation EditorEric Raddatzeraddatz@floridaweekly.comLuxe Living EditorLinda Donnellylinda.email@example.comGraphic DesignersChris Andruskiewicz Hannah Arnone Alisa Bowman Amy Grau Paul Heinrich Meg Roloff Scott Sleeper Circulation ManagerCameo Hinmanchinman@floridaweekly.comCirculationDavid Anderson Paul Neumann Greg TretwoldAccount ExecutivesNicole Ryannryan@floridaweekly.comCori Higginschiggins@floridaweekly.comAdam Schonberg firstname.lastname@example.orgSales and Marketing AssistantKatie BabkaBusiness Office ManagerKelli CaricoPublished by Florida Media Group LLCPason Gaddis email@example.com Jeffrey Cull firstname.lastname@example.org Jim Dickerson email@example.com Naples Florida Weekly 9051 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 202 Naples, Florida 34108 Phone 239.325.1960 Fax: 239.325.1964 Subscriptions:Copyright: The contents of the Florida Weekly are copyright 2016 by Florida Media Group, LLC. 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 OPINIONWhat? Only half?When I heard Hillary Clintons remark that half of Trumps supporters qualify for inclusion in a basket of deplorables, my immediate reaction was, What!? Only half!? Trumps ego is so epic, it is hard to believe he is only half-way successful at anything he does even if its just Hillarys assessment of his success in recruiting supporters from the altright. The alt-right is the term used to describe the loose confederation of extremists who support Trump. It includes xenophobes, anti-Semites and white nationalists. These radicals have always been present but held in abeyance at democracys table. They have found their champion in Donald Trump. He has legitimized their racial hatred, stoked their credibility and given them a voice and place of influence in his campaign. This unholy alliance of racial hatred with national ambition is one match short of incitement to violence. Its the new normal in American politics. It takes a world-class con artist to pull this off. Only Trump could so popularize his brand of bigotry that his supporters wear Hillarys label of deplorables with pride. Sure, Hillary came up with the concept but Trump owns the intellectual property rights. He courts the darkest of the dark side of the right wing. They serve as his personal militia. When provoked, he dog whistles them out of the shadows. Protestor at a rally? Punch em in the face. Trash talk from Hillary? Disarm her and take a shot. Trump supporters embolden his use of threats and intimidation on the campaign trail. His allusions to assassination are just a punchline to his sick-making, Second Amendment jokes. They laugh like hell when he tickles their funny bone with his casual incitements to violence. This is, after all, what makes them deplorables. Despite conservative outrage, I think Hillary probably undercounted the closet haters among Trumps supporters overall. At the very least, the political road rage of some of his devotees puts them on the edge of the unthinkable. These are people who believe Stand Your Ground is how arguments are won. When they say politics is a contact sport, some Trump followers tend to mean it literally. Yes, Hillary committed a Mitt Romney, the political shorthand for something a politician says he/she will live to regret. Romneys namesake gaffe? He said 47 percent of Obama supporters are moochers, addicted to government handouts. This time, the Democrats pounced. They cried foul, defending the takers, too, as hard, working, decent Americans. Hillarys sin? She lumped too many Trump believers in the basket with those ugly, hateful people, who, deep down, want to bury a hatchet in someones face. Trump supporters are decent, hardworking Americans. They want America to be great again and safe from terrorism. They do not share or endorse Trumps racist, bigoted views. And maybe he isnt really any of those things anyway. Some conservatives may be forgiven for their star-spangled naivet. They are what I call Trump virgins, who are like teenagers who engage in unprotected sex and think their only risk is becoming a little bit pregnant. Those who excuse Trumps bigotry are really making excuses for themselves. They put his outrageous words into their mouth and go through verbal contortions to remove their moral inhibitions to saying them, too. They give his bombast a wash of acceptability, making up rationalizations, issuing denials, venturing re-interpretations, or telling pants on fire falsehoods. Then there are the Republicans who may privately despise Trump, but support him anyway. They believe, if Trump becomes president, they will ride the tiger and hold him accountable. So respected, credible conservatives are repeating with a straight face Trumps bald-face lies. It was Hillary all along who originated and deserves the blame for the birther movement. Other non-deplorables defend Trump by citing all the reasons they hate Hillary. They really like the idea of a rogue in the White House who promises, if elected, to blow up Washington and remake America as a white peoples version of Disneyland. In a letter to the editor of The Palm Beach Post, a Trump supporter wrote, I am not deplorable, just smart enough to know who has the best interests of my country at heart. Here it was, the very essence of Trumps con: Persuading voters he has Americas best interests at heart this from a man who has lived his entire life focused only on his own self-interests, exploiting without shame, the hopes, fears, dreams and vulnerabilities of his marks. Their wants and needs are only a means to his end. He crushes and throws away people no longer of value to him like yesterdays trash. If elected, Trump wont change his stripes. He believes he is Americas one true savior. Only he can make things right. Our Constitution was designed to protect and defend our democracy from a despot who harbors such a dangerously grand conceit. If the unthinkable happens, and Trump becomes president, Americans had best pray to God the Founding Fathers got it right. Leslie Lilly is a native Floridian. Her professional career spans more than 25 years leading major philanthropic institutions in the South and Appalachia. She writes frequently on issues of politics, public policy and philanthropy, earning national recognition for her leadership in the charitable sector. She resides with her family and pugs in Jupiter. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org and read past blog posts on Tumblr at llilly15.Tumblr.com.A big, beautiful black swanIf you arent seriously contemplating the biggest black swan event in American electoral history, you arent paying attention.Fifteen months ago, Donald Trump was a reality-TV star with a spotty business record and a weird penchant for proclaiming that he was on the verge of running for president. Now, hes perhaps a few big breaks and a couple of sterling debate performances away from being elected 45th president of the United States.Trump has no experience in elected office and, unlike past nonpoliticians elected president, hasnt won a major war. He perhaps knows less about public affairs than the average congressman. He has repeatedly advertised his thin-skinned vindictiveness and is trampling on basic political norms. No major political party has ever nominated anyone like this. Trump now has a legitimate shot at winning the general election because he got the lucky draw of at least the second-worst presidential nominee in recent memory and, pending how she fares over the next two months, perhaps the worst. All it took for Trump to wipe away most of Hillary Clintons lead was acting like a somewhat normal presidential candidate. Have a meeting with a foreign leader. Give some policy speeches. Read from a teleprompter at rallies. Use his NPR voice when appropriate. None of this required strategic genius, only a decision not to throw away the election with repeated episodes of selfindulgent stupidity. Democrats should be feeling a creeping sense of panic: They are trying to win with a candidat e who is loathed and distrust ed and has few redeeming qualities. As Yuval Levin, editor of the journal National Affairs, points out, corrupt and dishonest politicians are often entertaining, and dull politicians are usually earnest and honest. Hillary manages to be both boring and corrupt. No one can be certain that her health is w hat the campaign s a ys it is. Even if nothing else ails her, if Clinton has another episode in public like the one on Sept. 11, the bottom might fall out. President Obama probably cant close Hillarys enthusiasm gap. Ob ama is an adept campaigner, but there is no evidence he ever successfully transferred enthusiasm for himself to another candidate. If the kitchen sink hasnt killed off Trump, what else is ther e? The Clinton campaign has already used his greatest hits of most offensive statements in countless TV ads. If none of this has sunk Trump, whats left? A compelling Trump debate performanc e could chang e per ceptions of his suitability to be commander in chief. Hillary is trouncing Trump on this attribute by a 2-to-1 margin. If Trump shows up and seems plausible during the biggest moment of the campaign, he could vastly improve his standing on this basic question of readiness.All this said, Hillary probably still has an advantage. She has a campaign and Trump doesnt, and that must count for something. Demographics favor her. But if Trump can hoist himself over the bar of acceptability, he might give the voting public enough permission to make this the change election it is naturally inclined to be.A Trump victory may not be likely, but it isnt far-fetched. And no, stranger things havent happened. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. rich LOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly leslieLILLYllilly@floridaweekly.com
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New neighbors are moving into beautifully designed villas and apartment residences. A growing community has already made this smart choice. With assurance for tomorrow, we are maximizing today every day eres still time...T btn f rr bt.Drug Free Collier hopes parents visit mock teen bedroom to look for drugsDrug Free Collier and the national nonprofit notMYkid have partnered for a Back-to-School Substance Abuse Prevention Campaign. Most parents are unaware that the average age for first-time drug experimentation is 13, says notMYkid CEO Aimee Runyon. When a child starts using drugs, it is typically two years before parents realize there is a problem. To help parents learn what signs to look for, a mock teenagers bedroom has been set up as a traveling exhibit called Hidden in Plain Sight. Parents enter the room and look around before hearing from a Drug Free Collier expert about typical ways teens hide and/or disguise drugs in their rooms. When they go back to the exhibit for second look, parents turn up an assortment of drugs and related paraphernalia. Local parents have two opportunities to visit Hidden in Plain Sight and also pick up free drugtesting kits and information about resources available locally: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, at Oakridge Middle School, 14975 Collier Blvd. 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at Big Cypress Elementary School, 3250 Golden Gate Blvd. Parents will walk away with valuable information to help them protect their child from substance abuse, Rey Pezeshkan, Drug Free Collier board president, says. In addition to opening the dialogue about substance abuse, when parents choose to drug test their kids, it help kids avoid peer pressure situations by empowering them to say, No, I cant. My parents drug test me. Drug Free Collier, a nonprofit coalition founded in 2005, reminds parents that they are the No. 1 influence in their childrens lives more than friends, music, TV, the internet and celebrities. Kids who learn about the risks of drugs and alcohol from their parents are up to 50 percent less likely to use than those who do not, according to the Drug Free Collier website. For more information, call 3026717, email info@drugfreecollier. org or visit drugfreecollier.org. Five recipients named for philanthropy awardsThe Community Foundation of Collier County will honor five individuals/organizations at the 2016 Celebration of Philanthropy luncheon on Friday, Nov. 4, at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. Here are the honorees: Dr. Allen Weiss, president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System: The Robert C. Cosgrove Award acknowledging individuals who represent devotion to human values, families and the well-being of our community. The David Lawrence Center: The Harvey Kapnick Award recognizing a nonprofit that has distinguished itself by exemplifying program excellence. Bigham Jewelers: The Outstanding Corporate Philanthropy Award for consistently supporting the community by making intelligent use of its own strengths and social capital. Collier County Honor Flight: The Excellence in Civic Leadership Award in recognition of members volunteer service to a program that has demonstrable impact in the community. William C. Huff Companies: The Community Collaboration Award acknowledging effective partnering with others to produce exceptional results for the community. Tickets to the Celebration of Philanthropy luncheon and awards ceremony are $185. To register or for more information, call the Community Foundation of Collier County at 649-5000 or visit cfcollier.org. Humane Society Naples celebrates Adopt-a-Shelter Dog Month, aka Dogtober, with a promotion highlighting the large breed dogs that are so often overlooked in the shelter. Throughout October, the adoption fee for any dog weighing 30-plus pounds at HSNs main shelter will be waived in exchange for a donation of canned dog food to help feed pregnant dogs and puppies in foster homes arranged by HSN. Chicken Salad Chick will give a $10 gift card to anyone who adopts a large dog in Dogtober. Find your new four-legged friend by visiting the shelter at 370 Airport-Pulling Road. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call HSN at 438-4616 or visit hsnaples.org. The HSN Paws Around Town mobile adoption van will be at Chicken Salad Chick at 11180 Tamiami Trail N. on a date in October TBA Anyone who adopts any animal from the adoption-mobile that day will receive a $10 gift card as well. LAURA CECIL PHOTOGRAPHY
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A10 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 5, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 2.8 million years ago: The Florida peninsula emerges from the seas like a slowrising saltwater crocodile. 5,000 years ago: The subtropics and the current water system come fully into being. Glaciers have scraped out a shallow depression Indians will later call Okeechobee. From north of Okeechobee almost 200 miles to Florida Bay, the topography is almost as at as a table. It slopes downward to the south at about an inch per mile. 1513: Ponce de Leon and the Europeans rst encounter Florida and the inhospitable Calusa Indians. 1800: In the western Everglades, the last of the Calusa Indians along the Caloosahatchee River and in Charlotte Harbor have likely vanished forever the extinction of a oncecommanding tribe. 1845: Florida becomes a state. Federal and state of cials create the rst-ever plans to drain parts of it and control water. 1862: The Homestead Act, allowing ranchers and farmers to own land if they could produce on it for ve years, will ultimately attract the rst sizeable number of settlers into the northern Everglades region. 1883: Hamilton Disston digs the rst canal connecting the Caloosahatchee, and therefore the Gulf of Mexico, with Lake Okeechobee. Mid-1920s: The Okeechobee Waterway is dug, connecting Lake O. with the northowing south fork of the St. Lucie River, which empties into the Atlantic at Stuart. 1926 and 1928: Hurricanes overwhelm Lake Okeechobee, killing thousands and creating a demand for a dike that could hold water and protect development south, east and west of the lake. 1929-30: President Herbert Hoover orders the Army Corps of Engineers to bring Okeechobee under control. Work begins. 1935: Locks at Moore Haven and Ortona are opened. 1935: The U.S. Sugar Corporation begins growing small amounts of sugar cane near Lake Okeechobee. 1937: The Herbert Hoover Dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee is nished in a footprint of its current form, but work continues into the 1960s. That dike nowadays 143 miles in circumference, 35 feet high and under repair is judged by engineers to be capable of retaining a safe water level no higher than 15.5 feet. When the level might or does exceed that, torrents of water are released down the estuaries. In addition, the dike nally and permanently cuts off water supplied from Lake Okeechobee to Florida Bay for the rst time in 5,000 years. 1947: Marjory Stoneman Douglas publishes The Everglades: River of Grass, warning of its losses and potential destruction. The book creates a widespread awareness of catastrophic environmental damage. 1947: President Harry Truman dedicates the original Everglades National Park, now about 1.5 million acres, a quarter of the original everglades. 1948: Under President Truman, the 700,000acre Everglades Agricultural Area is created. The land is mucked out, canals and pump systems installed and largerscale farming begun south of the lake. The idea is to allow farmers to contribute signi cantly to the food supply of Floridians and the American people. 1959-60: During the Cuban revolution, the wealthy Fanjul family, sugar producers, ees Castro to Florida. Here, the U.S. Sugar Corp. is already growing sugar cane in the traditional Everglades near Lake O. The family begins buying land around Lake O. Sparring with Castro, President Kennedy orders price supports for sugar cane farmers (U.S. taxpayers make up the difference between the world market price and what sugar growers are paid). Ultimately, price supports build the wealth of the Mott family, owners of U.S. Sugar, and the Fanjul family. The Fanjuls now own Florida Crystals and other enterprises worldwide. The price supports still exist. Sugar producers are paid roughly twice the cost of sugar on the world market. 1962: The Army Corps of Engineers completes work on the Caloosahatchee River, straightening the traditional winding ow-way and creating a direct pipeline a canal from the lake to Charlotte Harbor. 1960s: Work and renovations on the expanded Herbert Hoover dike are completed. 1972: The federal Clean Water Act is enacted, regulating pollutants discharged into U.S. waters. The Clean Water Act provides the state an opportunity to control and reduce pollution. 1980s: Concerned about increasing levels of phosphorous and nitrogen and rising lake levels, of cials restrict the amount of phosphorous that dairy farms can put into their water (the restrictions take effect in 1987). Many in the Kissimmee River Basin go out of business (the state offers a buyout program). Remaining farmers must retain dirty water in retention ponds and spray elds, cleaning it and recycling it. 1992: The last and nal leg of I-75, the greatest single detriment to south owing water besides the dike and the EAA, is completed. The Interstate Highway connects Miami and Naples with the rest of the four-lane I-75 highway system. 1992: Money for restoration of the central portion of the Kissimmee River, 103 miles from Lake Kissimmee to Lake Okeechobee, is authorized by Congress. To date, 43 miles are being restored, creating signi cantly better water conditions in the basin of the northern Everglades. 1999-2000: Congress passes the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan, known as CERP. The plan is designed to alter the 20th and early 21st century management of water from near Orlando south to Florida Bay, saving the Everglades. The projected date of completion: after 2030. 2004-2005: Red tide, although naturally occurring at least in small measure, explodes along the coasts, killing sh and dampening tourism. Scientists point to nitrogen combined with other nutrients as the cause. 2007: In a drought, water managers excavate the lake bottom, removing tons of muck and discovering that it contains levels of pesticides, including arsenic, four times higher than the maximum limit for residential land. It is also too toxic for use on commercial or agricultural lands. 2008: The Lake O. level is so low during drought that portions of the old lake bottom catch re. 2008: Gov. Charlie Crist proposes buying land from the U.S. Sugar Corporation south of the lake to open a owway for southbound water through the great EAA barrier. Although U.S. Sugar expresses a willingness to sell, the Fanjuls resist the notion energetically. The deal ultimately fails. 2010: Gov. Rick Scott is elected governor. By the following year he begins laying off many state employees, including almost 200 workers and regulators in the Department of Environmental Protection and the South Florida Water Management District. 2010: Among the unregulated in uences is dry sludge treated human waste sold as fertilizer and mixed with compost to spread on elds in the river basin, a potential huge source of nitrogen not yet fully understood or measured. 2010 to present: More than 40 miles of the Kissimmee River Basin being restored to a wetland averaging 1.5 miles in width (the natural once averaged three miles), allowing water owing from the north to be greatly slowed and thus cleaned before it reaches the lake. Most of the groundwater entering the lake comes down the Kissimmee basin. The work is ongoing, with completion expected by 2019. Plans to store water north of the lake are also moving forward. 1513 1883 1930 1948 1959 2008 2010 1968 5,000 years ago: Th e subtropics and the current water s y stem come full y into being. Glaciers have scraped out a shallow de p ression In d i a n s will l a t e r c all O keechobee. From north o f O keechobee almost 200 m il es to Fl or id a B ay, t h e topograp h y is almost as at as a ta bl e. I t s l opes d ownwar d to t h e sout h at a b out an i nc h per m il e 1 800 : I n t h e w estern Everglades, th e l as t o f th e Ca l usa In d i a n s a long the C aloosa h atc h ee Ri ver an d in C harlotte Harbor have likely vanished f o r e v e r th e extinction o f a once c omman di ng tr ib e. 1 8 4 5 : F lorida becomes a state. Federal and state o f c i a l s c r ea t e th e rst-ever plans to drain parts of it and co ntr o l w a t e r. 1883: H am il ton Disston digs the rst cana l connect i ng the Caloosahatchee, and there f ore the G ulf of Mexico, with Lake O keechobee. 1926 and 1 9 2 8 : Hu rri ca n es overw h e l m L a k e O keechobee, killing thousands and creating a demand f o r a d ik e th a t cou l d h o ld water an d p rotect d eve l o p ment sout h east an d west of the lake 1935 : L oc k s a t Moore Haven and Ortona are o p ened 193 7: Th e He r be rt Hoo v e r Dike surroun di ng L a k e O keechobee is n ished in a f ootprint o f its current f orm, b ut wor k cont i nues i nt o t he 1 960s Tha t dik e nowa d ays 143 m il es i n circum f erence, 35 feet high and under r epair is judged b y eng i neers to b e capable o f retain ing a sa f e water level no higher than 1 5 5 f ee t. Wh e n the level might or d oes excee d t h at, torrents o f water are r eleased down the estuaries. In addi tion, the dike nally an d permanent l y cuts o ff water sup plied f rom Lake O keechobee to F lorida Bay for the rst time in 5,000 y ears. 1 947: P res id ent H arry Truman dedi c ates the original E verglades National P ark, now about 1 .5 million acres, a quarter o f the o r i g i na l everg l a d es. 1960s: Work and r enovations on the e xpanded Herbert Hoo v e r d ik e a r e completed. 2 008 : The Lake O l e v e l i s so l o w d ur i ng d roug h t t h at p ortions o f the old l a k e b ottom catc h re 2 0 1 0 : Gov. Ric k S cott is elected gove rnor. By the followi ng year he begins l aying o ff many state e mployees, including a lm os t 2 00 w o rk e r s a nd regulators in the D epartment of Envir onmental Protection a nd the South Florida W ater Management D istrict. 2010 to p resent: Mo r e t ha n 40 miles o f the Kiss i mmee Ri ver B as i n b eing restored to a w etland averaging 1 5 mil es in wi d th ( t h e natura l once ave rage d t h ree m il es ) a llowing water owi ng f rom the north t o be greatly slowed a n d th us c l ea n ed b e f ore it reaches t he lake. Most o f the g roundwater enteri ng the lake comes do wn th e Ki ss imm ee b as i n. Th e wor k i s ongo i ng, w i t h c om pl et i on ex p ecte d by 2019. Plans to store water north o f the lake are also m oving f orward. 1980s: Co n ce rn ed abou t increasing levels o f ph os ph orous an d ni trogen an d r i s i ng lake levels, of cials res tr ic t t he a m ou nt o f phosphorous that d air y f arms can p ut i nto t h e i r water ( t h e r estr i ct i ons ta k e e ffect in 1987). M an y i n t h e Ki ss i mmee Ri ver B as i n g o out o f business (the state o ff ers a buyout program). R emaining farmers must reta i n di rty water i n retent i on p on d s an d s p ra y elds, cleaning it and recycling it. 1962 : Th e A rmy C orps of Engineers com p letes work on the Caloosahatchee R iver, straightening t h e tra di t i ona l w i n d i ng ow-way and creat i ng a di rect p i p eline a canal from the lake to Charlotte Harbor. 1 999 -2 000 : Congress passes the Com p rehensive E verg l a d es R estora t i on Pl an, k nown as C ERP. The p lan is d es i gne d to a l ter t h e 20t h an d ear ly 21st cen t ury manage ment o f water f rom n ear O rlando south to Fl or id a B a y savi ng t h e E verg l a d es. Th e pro j ecte d d ate o f completion: a f ter 2030 Someone has to pay for that land. It would have to go through the eminent domain process. In Washington, were in a competition for money for what Sen. Negron is proposing to buy and it would begin in CERP funding. It may very well be necessary. And it may be necessary to purchase more land. But I would also ask people to take into account communities in Belle Glade and Clewiston and around the lake. Its not just Big Sugar. Its smaller and associated businesses that would be affected. Those communities are already distressed. No one is talking to them. What about their lives? Republican Marco Rubio of West Miami, U.S. Senator To fix it Floridas water system, first the House needs to follow the Senates lead and secure funds for the Central Everglades Planning Project. And we have to use Amendment 1 money what a unique opportunity. Now we have hundreds of millions of dollars to buy more land, primarily south of the Lake. We dont have much time to get this right. Were almost past due when you look at the algae, and we have to have more water flowing south to keep salt intrusion out of the aquifer. Once it starts its very tough to reverse that trend. Democrat U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy of Jupiter (running for U.S. Senate against Sen. Marco Rubio) EVERGLADES TIMELINE
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 5, 2016 NEWS A112012: Under the Scott administration, the budget for the 16-county SFWMD, the largest in Florida and tasked with managing water north, south, east and west of Lake Okeechobee in conjunction with the Army Corps, is cut in half. 2013 2016: Both east and west of the lake, as well as south into Florida Bay, algae blooms, ooding and destruction of ora and fauna become more evident than ever before, creating a new political challenge for Floridas federal, state and local ofcials. 2013-16: The lake level is periodically so high, the dike could collapse. The Army Corps begins the most massive releases in the history of the lake, including an unprecedented release in January 2016. When the Corps releases fresh water down the Caloosahatchee and the St. Lucie, the ora and fauna begin to die in large quantities, media reports point nationally and internationally to the resulting Florida water problem, and businesses on both the east and west coasts suffer. 2016: A real estate expert for the South Florida Water Management District estimates land south of the lake is now worth about $10,000 per acre; land north of the lake is worth about $5,000 per acre. 2016: For the rst time in the history of the central and southern portions of Florida, in every political race from local to regional to state to national elections, including the presidential race, water becomes a campaign issue. August 2016: State Sen. Joe Negron, presidentelect of the Senate, proposes that the state and federal government split the cost to buy 60,000 acres south of Lake Okeechobee. September 2016: Floridas U.S. Senators, Bill Nelson, a Democrat, and Marco Rubio, a Republican, nally convince the Senate to include $1.9 billion in a water bill for Everglades restoration. The money will help pay for a suite of jobs known as the Central Everglades Planning Project, just one part of the massive Central Everglades Restoration Project. The dry season is still six weeks away. 2012 2016 TODAY 20 1 3 20 1 6 : Bo th eas t a n d w es t o f the lake, as well as south into Florida B ay, algae blooms, ooding and destruction o f ora and f auna become m ore ev id ent t han ever before, creat i ng a new p o li t i ca l c h a ll enge f or Floridas f ederal, s tate and local o f cials. 2 0 1 6 : A real e state expert f or the S outh Florida Water Management Dis trict estimates land sou th o f th e l a k e i s no w w o rth abou t $ 10,000 per acre; l a n d n o rth o f th e lake is worth about $ 5,000 per acre S eptembe r 2 0 1 6 : F l o ri da s U .S. Senators, Bill N elson, a Democrat, and Marco Rubio, a R e p ublican, nall y convince the S enate to include $ 1.9 billion in a water bill for Everglades res torat i on. Th e money will help pay f or a suite o f jobs known as the C entral E verg l a d es Pl ann i ng P ro j ect, j ust one part of the massive C entral Everglades R estorat i on P ro j ect Th e d ry season i s still six weeks away. 2 0 1 3 -1 6 : The l ake level is perio dically so high, the d ike could collapse. T he Army C orps begins the most mass iv e r e l eases i n the history of the lake, including a n unprecedented r elease in January 2 0 1 6 Wh e n th e C orps releases f resh water down the C aloosa ha t c h ee a n d th e S t. L ucie, the ora and fauna begin to die i n large quantit i es, me di a reports p o i nt nat i ona lly an d i nternat i ona lly to t h e resu l t i ng Fl or id a water p ro bl em, an d b us i nesses on b ot h t h e east an d west c oasts su ff er. new advocacy groups, petitions, rallies and new advocacy groups, petitions, rallies and protests protests Following the heaviest rains ever recorded Following the heaviest rains ever recorded for the month of January 10 or more for the month of January 10 or more inches above the average 2 inches, in many inches above the average 2 inches, in many places releases from the lake into the St. places releases from the lake into the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee rivers began in Lucie and Caloosahatchee rivers began in February. February. When the lake level gets too high, its aging When the lake level gets too high, its aging dike which protects nearby communities dike which protects nearby communities like Belle Glade, Clewiston and Pahokee like Belle Glade, Clewiston and Pahokee is in peril of collapsing. The Army Corps of is in peril of collapsing. The Army Corps of Engineers, responsible for the dike, issues Engineers, responsible for the dike, issues the orders to release the water. the orders to release the water. So far this year, 614 billion gallons have So far this year, 614 billion gallons have been released, about double the quantity in been released, about double the quantity in calmer years, making this th calmer years, making this the third worst year since 1963. With much more rain it could become the worst year. Experts, advocates and volunteers of every stripe have waded into the debate about what to do. A 2015 study by scientists at the University of Florida Water Institute calls for a comprehensive re-engineering of the Everglades system, with action on every side of Lake O. But the pressure from his constituents led State Sen. Joe Negron of Stuart the place in Martin County perhaps hit hardest by the inches-thick guacamole algae, as some call it to propose a state and federal buyout of 60,000 acres in the lakes traditional southern flow way. That land would capture, treat and transfer water into the Everglades. Despite repeated requests over a fourweek period for an interview with Florida Weekly, Sen. Negron declined to answer telephone calls or emails. His plan has prompted a hot debate whether government should buy or take land from farms or cane fields, or whether water should be first captured and cleaned to the north, before moving it into the lake and south. On the environmental side, Captains for Clean Water, the Everglades Foundation, One Florida, Audubon, Riverwatch, 1000 Friends of Florida, the Florida Oceanographic Society and the many signers of the Now or Neverglades Declaration have shared their voices. They want water stored, treated and transported from south of the lake to Florida Bay, as soon as possible. On the agricultural side, U.S. Sugar, Florida Crystals and numerous farm and lake-area businesses with well-versed town and county politicians have been equally vocal. They want water stored and treated north of the lake. Real estate, tourism, and service-industry voices, perhaps having the most to lose, just want the bad water to be dealt with elsewhere, but not in the coastal communities where theyve thrived for decades. If Floridians agree on one thing, its this: Floridas hydrological wonder, the vast water system stretching 200 miles south from the Chain-of-Lakes near Orlando to Florida Bay, is in dangerous disrepair. And its getting worse, even with decades of study and local fixes. The ecological, economic and geographic future of Florida the single American state most deeply defined and shaped by water now hangs in a precarious balance between natural torrents difficult to control and clean, and the 1,000-person-aday torrent of humanity moving into the Sunshine State, where 20 million residents could become 33 million or more by 2070, demographers say. A saga of errors created this monstrosity, says Nathaniel Reed, chairman emeritus of 1000 Friends of Florida. Hes describing a tale of engineering dating back to the 1880s. Mr. Reed served as assistant secretary of the interior for Presidents Nixon and Ford, and worked under several Florida governors, helping to shape water policy. This saga and its solution matters to every single Floridian and future visitor, for a simple reason: humans require potable water. And if more water cant be stored north and south, then cleaned and delivered into the Everglades, we wont be able to drink or bathe without multi-billion-dollar desalinization engineering. If we dont have water in the Everglades, you dont have water in your tap. Were on our own. Were on a peninsula and cant borrow water from another state, explains Shannon Estenoz, director for the U.S. Department of the Interiors Office of Everglades Initiatives. A Florida native, she previously served on the governing board of the South Florida Water Management District. Delivering enough clean groundwater south into the Everglades will guarantee that the shallow Biscayne Aquifer remain sfresh that saltwater does not destroy it. That aquifer is the single water source for millions of residents and visitors to Floridas urbanized southeast coast. In addition, Lake Okeechobee itself is the back-up water supply for about 6 million people living in the region, water managers say. With a national election only weeks away, the politics and hydrology of the Florida water problem seems to change almost every day. But if we continue to bandage the problem or do nothing, finally, the system will continue to degrade nobody disputes that. And those likely to be stung by the economics of bad water or patchwork solutions will continue to argue the economics. Even in the current form, those numbers are impressive. U.S. Sugar, Florida Crystals and others boast some 14,000 employees and a $2 billion economic impact from farming cane on about 440,000 acres in the 700,000acre Everglades Agricultural Area south of Lake O. They dont want to surrender that largesse, now. But that doesnt compare to the recreational fishing industry in Florida, which boasts $9.3 billion in economic activity and 123,000 jobs, its advocates say. Or the commercial fishing industry which may also depend on clean water fixes and supports more than 67,700 jobs. From the real estate perspective, things are even worse than the numbers suggest: When water clarity increased by just one foot by single-family waterfront homes, property value increased in Lee County by $541 million and in Martin County by $428 million, a report by Florida Realtors found. The 155,000-member trade group released the study last year after monitoring the impact of water clarity on the value and sales of single-family home sales in coastal Lee and Martin between 2010 and 2013. But chief economist Brad OConnor was even more dire, since the study looked only at single-family homes. My feeling is the true economic impact is much, much greater than those numbers, he said. FIXFrom page 1 PHOTOGRAPHY BY KATY GALLIWater at Lake Okeechobee shows a thick sludge of algae in this 2015 photo. Weve seen firsthand the effect that the toxic discharges from Lake Okeechobee can have on Floridas waterways and the local communities that depend on them. To solve this problem, we need both shortand long-term solutions, which I have been working toward for many years. Everglades restoration projects such as the Central Everglades Planning Project, which the Senate approved, will help restore the natural flow of water south into the Everglades and reduce the need for massive discharges east and west into the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee rivers. So getting this project approved is a significant step forward in our ongoing efforts to restore the Everglades, but to ultimately solve this problem, the state has to start acquiring more land south of Lake Okeechobee. The state needs to use Amendment 1 funds to buy additional land south of the lake to store and cleanse more water before sending it further south into the Everglades. Democrat Bill Nelson of Miami, U.S. Senator
A12 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 5, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYINCE JANUARY, ABOUT 8 MILLION residents living south of Lake Okeechobee have watched a unique political moment unfold: Water has become an issue in every single race, and even a nightmare in some dreams. I cant sleep well now I lay awake at night worrying about that dike and wondering what will happen if we have even one big (storm) come over the lake, says Clewistons Mayor Phillip Roland and not for the first time. Hes been mayor for years, and he doesnt mind telling people that he sweats it out during every incoming tropical storm, wondering if hell have to order an evacuation of his hometown. The year unfolded like this (and its not over). Starting in January, unprecedented winter rains flooded the peninsula, lifting the level of Lake Okeechobee and threatening the dike. The Army Corps of Engineers, with no place to put it either north or south of the lake and accountable for both human life and the southern Everglades discharged devastating levels of phosphorous-rich lake water into the estuaries, which combined with nitrogen-thick runoff from septic, urban and agricultural environments. By spring and summer, massive algae blooms erupted in the lake and the estuaries. The problem continues through the rainy season and engineers predict the lake level will reach 16 feet by November too high for safety or for the grass beds in the lake to be reached by sunlight. The estuaries are in deep trouble. The algae and brown water gained national attention. Tourists stayed away. Beach businesses, tourism agencies and the sport fishing and real estate industries reported plummeting revenues. Seemingly overnight, new advocacy groups, like Captains for Clean Water, formed and began intense lobbying. In August, Republican State Senator Joe Negron, of Stuart, called for the state and federal governments to buy 60,000 acres of land owned by sugar cane producers south of the lake for water storage and southward release into public lands, a controversial $2.4 billion proposal that startled some members of his own party, who dont support the effort, they say. Half would come from Floridas Amendment 1 money secured by voters for environmental needs, he suggested. He said he would likely introduce the plan during the 2017 legislative session, which begins in March. On Sept. 7, releases from the lake down the Caloosahatchee Basin on the west reached more than 1 million acre feet, and releases to the St. Lucie estuary stood at about a half-million acre feet. If flows exceed the maximum allowable amount for more than a few weeks then salinity drops too low for sea grasses to survive, says John Cassani, an ecologist and public-interest advocate. For three out of every four days so far in 2016, the river has flowed at more than the maximum allowable amount. Its no longer just a bad year, it becomes a very bad year, says Riverwatch co-director John Capece. On Sept. 15, the U.S. Senate passed a $10 billion water bill that included money for Everglades restoration $1.9 billion worth. Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio presided over the session that ended in a bipartisan victory championed for years by the states Democratic Senator, Bill Nelson. The sum would help Flo-How 2016 became the year of waterBY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ oridaweekly.com RICK SOLVESON / COURTESY PHOTOAlgae blooms grew on the Caloosahatchee River near Olga this summer.PHOTOGRAPHY BY KATY GALLIWaters around Lake Okeechobee have been sampled and tested and the results show devastating levels of phosphorous. COURTESY PHOTOThe contrast of colors becomes obvious at the Franklin Locks when lake water is discharged.S
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 5, 2016 NEWS A13 ridians kick off one of several distinct and on-going plans to fix the Everglades system from north to south in this case the Central Everglades Planning Project. In its current schedule, if the U.S. House now ratifies the water bill with money for CEPP, and President Obama signs it into law, a suite of projects using public land south of the Lake to control and clean water flowing southward would be undertaken.WAIT. WHY DO WE CARE AGAIN?Floridas water system is broken. But not irreparably. In recent conversations with scientists, farmers, business leaders, politicians and advocates for the various water needs Floridians embrace in the southern half of the peninsula, Florida Weekly discovered a simple truth: Everybody wants to fix it but few are willing to take on the problem and its cost in a single-generation effort. I asked him, What is the value of the Everglades and what does it do for mankind? said Floridas Sen. Marco Rubio, describing to Florida Weekly how he convinced a conservative Oklahoma senator, Jim Inhofe, to support a $1.9 billion injection of federal money into Everglades restoration. The Everglades system is a unique national treasure by all accounts, but only Florida is living with its ugly dilemma, a hydra of sorts a water serpent with many heads. Nathaniel Reed, chairman emeritus of 1000 Friends of Florida who served as assistant secretary of the interior under Presidents Nixon and Ford and under several Florida governors to help shape water policy, calls the current system a saga of errors. Now, so much water flows into Lake Okeechobee from the north, topped off by heavy rains, that if not released it would breach the aging, 143-mile dike. The water is polluted with nutrients from cows and crops. And its cut off from its traditional southward flow and from the thirsty public lands that cradle the southern peninsula all the way to Florida Bay by a 70-year-old barrier some 20 miles deep called the Everglades Agricultural Area. Scraped out, pumped out and kept dry or wet enough to farm, the 700,000-acre EAA is the golden goose of the nations protected sugar producers, including U.S. Sugar (owned primarily by the Mott family of Flint, Mich.); Florida Crystals (owned by the Fanjul family of Palm Beach); and companies such as the Texas-based King Ranch and the Clewiston-based Hilliard Bros., all of w hom add vegetable crops or citrus to their operations. Those corporate entities number among the most powerful water lobbyists in the U.S., profoundly affecting Everglades-region policy and planning, which places them squarely at the center of any story about water. As the second decade of the 21st century winds down, meanwhile, there is too little water flowing southward out of the lake to the Everglades and Florida Bay, and too little storage and cleaning capacity to handle much more. But theres plenty of excess water shunted down the estuaries east and west, decimating marine life and the various industries and occupations that depend on it. Imperfect city water systems, unregulated septic fields and the agricultural operations now cleaner and more efficient, but leaving legacy pollution dating back decades all contribute to the troubled system. Heres the bow on that ungainly box: If it isnt fixed the system could collapse, according to hydrologists and biologists. And that poses a problem not just to the unique flora and fauna of the Everglades, but to any person appreciates a glass of H2O. If it was just about some birds in the Everglades, I could understand the lazy approach, says Mr. Reed. He was born and raised in Florida and lives on Julipter Island, where the stinking, toxic algae accumulated this summer. Hes not complaining just about his own view of bad water. Underlying the southern Everglades, he explains, is a shallow, clean aquifer that depends on the southward flow of fresh water coupled with rain, both to recharge and to resist saltwater intrusion. Its the single water source for millions of humans living on the southeast coast and its future depends on healthier southward water flows, just as the future of the estuaries to its north may depend on those appropriate flows. The conclusion of the Academy of Science, the Water Institute of Florida, of every expert is the same: You will never restore or guarantee water for millions of people if the Biscayne Aquifer goes to salt, explains Mr. Reed. All of those people depend on a very flush aquifer, the Biscayne aquifer. Its shallow, its clean and if that goes to salt, youre talking about desalinization. And it will cost billions. As a result, We cant keep using as much water as we do every day all the tourists, all the residents and all of it coming out of a shallow aquifer that is now only restored by rainfall because the link to Lake Okeechobee has been cut off.THE BACK STORY (IN WHICH PRETTY MUCH NO ONE LOOKS GOOD)Everyone seems to understand the problem. But what to do about it, and how fast, is a matter of opinion. The Everglades is a massive ecosystem and projects take a lot of time, says Sen. Rubio. My message two months ago (in Fort Myers and Stuart) was, lets focus on getting this done. One step at a time. Its still the message. That will take too long for many, since restoring the huge and hurting system on the schedule of the now 16-year-old, congressionally approved, Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan will require another 20 years or so. The timetable on all of this is absolutely ridiculous, says state Rep. Heather Fitzenhagen, a Republican from Fort Myers who with Stuarts Republican state Sen. Joe Negron has stepped out in front of her party by calling for the state and federal governments to buy land in farm country south of Lake Okeechobee. Think about the resources we were able to marshal to take on the Second World War, she adds, citing political will as the final tool required for a fix. This ravages the economy of Florida and it will be very short sighted if we dont address it now. Guess what? Floridas economy will be going down the toilet. People will find other places to live. For decades, Floridians have behaved like testy siblings, sometimes working together to stave off environmental disaster, and sometimes bickering and fighting over who should do or pay what, and when. In 2000, recognizing that the Everglades were in deep trouble, Congress passed the CERP, but it seemed to slip into political obscurity. In 2004 and 2005, naturally occurring red tide became an unnaturally large behemoth in some estuarine waters, giving notice that the system was going to get worse. In 2008, as the recession set in and agricultural profits fell, then-Gov. Charlie Crist persuaded the U.S. Sugar Corp. to sell its entire operation to the state, about 180,000 acres, for $1.75 billion. He aimed to open the traditional flow ways south of the lake. With engineering for storage, cleaning and transfer of water, that could have helped save the estuaries, the Biscayne Auquifer, the Everglades and Florida Bay, environmentalists insisted. And it could have rescued the fortunes of a struggling U.S. Sugar, economists said at the time. Who could be against it? It was going to save the Everglades. Its like being against motherhood and applie pie, a former U.S. Sugar comptroller, Ellen Simms, told The New York Times.A chimera of sorts, the complicated deal changed shape as the state and the South Florida Water Management District realized they might not have the money. Skeptical questions and politics intervened Gov Crists plan would have allowed the company to withdraw slowly by c ontinuing to farm for years to come, putting restoration on a back burner. Finally in 2010 the state bought 26,800 acres from U.S. Sugar for $197 million in a deal that came with a 10-year option: the South Florida Water Management District, supported by the taxpayers of 16 counties, has until 2020 to buy some or all of the companys remaining land, at a price to be determined. But company officials are adamant now: We have no intention of getting out of farming, says Malcolm Bubba Wade, a vice president and longtime spokesman for U.S. Sugar, arg uing the implausible notion of sending water south when it isnt clean. You cant just put dirty water in there (and leave it), he added, suggesting that such action would put the Everglades at even greater risk. And if were not there to pump the water out? But the company, along with the cane and crop grower Hilliard Brothers, has pursued big development in land south of Lake Okeechobee, convincing Hendry County officials in 2014 to permit a deal called Sugar Hill: 18,000 homes and commercial properties including shopping centers. State agencies required to sign off on the deal balked. The DEPs written opinion was succinct: (Sugar Hill) sits squarely within the Everglades ecosystem, an internationally recognized treasure. Meanwhile, the Hendry County permitting of Sugar Hill may increase the value of U.S. Sugars acreage. Asked to estimate the cost of acreage both north and south of Okeechobee, the chief real estate expert and negotiator for the South Florida Water Management District, Ray Palmer, said land to the north could average about $5,000 an acre, and land south of the lake would price out at $8,000 to $10,000 per acre. From a real estate standpoint it would make more sense to buy land for water storage north of the lake, he noted. Mr. Wade at U.S. Sugar says his land is now worth more than that in the $12,000 to $15,000 range per acre. To buy 153,000 acres at $12,000 per acre, the Water Management District or the State would have to spend about $1.84 billion. Beginning in the wet season of 2013 known as the lost summer along the Indian River Lagoon intense rains and explosions of algae from phosphorous and nitrogen became international news. Produced by old septic systems and development along with runoff from cows and crops, they led to destruction of marine habitats and a loss of robust tourism east and west. Throughout much of that back-story and through the continuing danger Costs:>> Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP), largest hydrological project ever undertaken in United States: estimated at $16 billion by 2035. >> Hoover Dam, 1935: $750 million in todays dollars. >> Herbert Hoover Dike, 1937, $165 million. >> Three Gorges Dam in China, $28 billion (had to move a million people). >> Cost of Iraq and Afghanistan wars, $4 trillion to $6 trillion. >> U.S. cost of World War II: estimated at about $4.65 trillion in todays dollars.Distances and sizes:>>156 miles from Lake O to Florida Bay >> 37 miles from Lake O to Stuart and the Indian River Lagoon >> 83 miles from Lake O to Sanibel and Charlotte Harbor >> 114 miles from Orlando to Lake O. >> Lee County in land area: 785 square miles (over 1200 including water). >> Lake O: 730 square miles >> Palm Beach County: 2,386 square miles >> Everglades National Park: 2,357 square miles RUBIO CRIST NELSON FITZENHAGEN REED COURTESY PHOTOSenators voted Sept. 15 on a massive water bill. It is awaiting action in the House.SEE YEAR, A14
A14 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 5, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYposed to Everglades National Park and Florida Bay the science and engineering, and even some of the initial work, has been in place to make the fix. Fixing this is an economic, social, political problem now. Its not a scientific problem or engineering problem. Weve known the science for years, says Dr. Wendy Graham, a scholar and director of the Water Institute at the University of Florida. The biggest mistake now would be to ignore whats happening not to do anything, says her colleague, Dr. Thomas Frazer. The Water Institutes 2015 study analyzing the broken Everglades system is widely embraced as both accurate and fair in estimating the scope of the problem and pointing to solutions. Advocates from every side of the water storage debate borrowed portions of the report to support their views of progress. As the UF Water Institute study shows, taking land in the EAA to store water is much more complicated and expensive than storing it and cleaning it north of the lake, says Mr. Wade, the vice president. So it doesnt make sense to buy more land south of the lake and try to clean water there, when the dirty water is coming from north of the lake. He likens that notion to trying to clean dirty water flowing into a bathtub after its in the tub, and not before it leaves the faucet. And Joe Collins, a vice president to the big agricultural operation, Lykes Brothers Mr. Collins was also a member and chair of the South Florida Water Management District governing board took to quoting lines he pulled from the report in newspaper editorials, such as this one: A passive EAA flow-way is not the optimal approach for addressing problems of too much water going to the estuaries in the wet season or too little water going to the Everglades in the dry season. On the other hand, the Water Institute report shows that to reduce by over 90 percent or to eliminate the flows to the estuaries, you have to have storage both north and south of the lake, says Jennifer Hecker, director of natural resource policy for the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. A growing chorus of voices has joined her in calling for land buys south of the Lake or at least leases from landowners who decide to farm water to add to public lands already there. In fact, both sides are right about the Water Instit utes r eport, although Mr. Wades conclusion that storage south of the lake is senseless is not the conclusion of the report. Our report said, This is a big problem with hydrologic, legal, infrastructure constraints, Dr. Graham explains. And there is no silver bullet that will solve the problem. Well need storage north, south, east and west and probably more storage in the lake to make it work. None of the projects taken one at a time can solve the problem. Individually they dont show benefit across the system. It will take all the projects to achieve restoration goals for the estuaries, the lake, and the Everglades.WHY CANT WE ALL JUST GET ALONG?Politics is not impartial, and neither is the fierce instinct to defend livelihoods and ways of life. Im not so sure we can afford to ask farmers to do anymore than what weve already asked them to do, says Gary Ritter, of Okeechobee, assistant director of government and community affairs for the Florida Farm Bureau. This entire restoration effort now has been on their backs, and theyve spent hundreds of millions using Best Management Practices. They arent the polluters now. And they even tax themselves $25 an acre to maintain (clean operations). An Everglades Agricultural Privilege Tax established in 1994 under Gov. Lawton Chiles designed to make agricultural polluters help pay for pollution was capped by the 2003 Florida Legislature under Jeb Bush at $25 an acre, the figure Mr. Ritter refers to. The $25 per acre cap was extended by Rick Gov. Scott. Hendry County Commissioner Karson Turner suggests through it all, different interests should try to get along, without losing their critical thinking. I think theres been a tremendous calming effect with people saying, Lets stop the blame game. Those guys on Sanibel Island or Jupiter they hate us farmers. And we get nowhere by saying its not us, its them and go fix your septic tanks. We have a great plan (the CERP), its taken us generations to get to where we are today, and unfortunately were talking about billions of dollars in tourism and so on I grasp that. But I challenge the Lee Convention and Visitors Bureau and the east coast as well. What were your numbers? Are we still doing OK, or is the industry really collapsing? I dont know, Im just asking.SWEET GIFTS TO POLITICIANS MAINTAIN BIG SUGARS REIGNU.S. Sugar and Florida Crystals have deeply influenced how any water problems might be solved. In the last 22 years, the sugar companies in tandem have contributed $57 million to state politicians, with U.S. Sugar anteing up $33.4 million and the Fanjuls kicking in $12.4 million both to Democrats and Republicans, the Miami Herald reported in July. But most sugar money goes to Republicans, including State Rep. Matt Caldwell, R-79, who has worked energetically in the legislature to support agricultural interests. Accepting a trip three years ago from U.S. Sugar to the companys hunting lodge on the King Ranch in Texas is just how business is done, he says. When we do a Republican fundraiser with Disney they have us come to the park. When its Universal, the same. They like the legislators to come see their thing, so we understand what it is they do, he says. Ive got a relationship so Ive received direct campaign contributions. If you name an ag business Lykes Brothers, U.S. Sugar, King Ranch, all the rest, Alico those are in the campaign contribution silo. Mr. Caldwell says he can remain impartial.HURRY UP AND WAITChampions of various causes hailed the Comprehensive Everglades Planning Project as significant progress. Sen. Rubio stepped off the Senate floor on Sept. 15 after the vote on funding for it, and in a phone conversation with Florida Weekly said, Its the single biggest Everglades project in over a decade. A suite of dozens of projects that will cumulatively help us clean water, help with water management, and reduce flows out of Okeechobee. Its taken too long to get to this point, and I voted against some water projects in the past because they didnt include this. In the eyes of his Democratic challenger in Floridas senate race, U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, Congress adjourns for five weeks at the end of the month, and we have to make sure the funding is in place for these projects. We cant let them get tied up in politics, so the House needs to follow the Senates lead. But another part of this is Amendment One money, passed by 75 percent of Floridas voters. So we have hundreds of millions of dollars for land acquisition south of the lake, and we have to use that. Im working with Rep. Curt Clawson to create a federal matching program to assist state acquisitions of land. Melissa McKinley, a Palm Beach County commissioner, said, I wish I could be more optimistic this will work its way through the House and land on the presidents desk before the changing of the guards. It shows a recognition of the range of projects were dealing with here. And that we need water projects both north of lake and south of the lake. And that folks beyond Florida recognize the need for Everglades restoration. Neither Sen. Rubio nor Gov. Rick Scott have pushed to recover the Everglades at a pace faster than one step at a time, in part because of cost and in part because sound planning is essential, they say. Gov. Scott, who for four weeks did not respond to repeasted quests for an interview with Florida Weekly, has been criticized sharply for firing scientists and regulators in the Department of Environmental Protection and the Water Management Districts: He slashed the budget of the SFWMD almost in half in 2012-13, from more than a $1 billion to $567 million. He may also blame the federal government, and not just for refusing to give the state emergency status and money during the summer algae blooms, but for moving too sl owly to fund its share of restoration, suggests his press officer, Lauren Schenone. Gov. Scott remains committed to protecting all of Floridas natural treasures, including the Everglades, she said, following the Senate approval of CEPP. Under Gov. Scotts leadership, an historic $880 million water quality plan was created to protect the Everglades and to date, Florida has invested nearly $2 billion in the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan. We look forward to any steps the federal government takes to fulfilling their promise to the people and natural treasures of Florida. Although the governor has supported projects that will alter sections of manmade barriers to natural water flow in the Everglades under I-75, for example and pushed to get reservoir projects underway, he is also under fire for continuing to relax water quality standards. Most recently, his Environmental Regulation Commission approved a change in state water standards that will allow an increase in toxins released into water by oil companies and fracking operations. MURPHY CALDWELL MCKINLAY SCOTT PHOTOGRAPHY BY KATY GALLIBad water moving in and out of Lake O devastates the environment. But it can be fixed.FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATIONSick double crested cormorants found in Floridas waters.COURTESY IMAGEFish died this summer in polluted waters. COURTESY PHOTOSt. Lucie inlet: Algae-choked water met the Atlantic in midsummer. Fish died by the thousands.YEARFrom page 13GRAHAM
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 5, 2016 NEWS A15OO MUCH WATER. TOO LITTLE WATER. Weather extremes wreak havoc throughout South Florida where an antiqued water management system designed decades ago with little regard to the environment connects the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers to Lake Okeechobee. Too much rain like this winters El Nino event means fresh lake water is flushed in 70,000-gallons-persecond torrents east and west, impacting habitat along both rivers and the biodiversity of their sea life-sustaining estuaries near the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. Too little rain, and lake water is withheld, forcing the 67-mile stretch of Caloosahatchee into water-starved survival mode. Come rain or shine hell or high water, some say either scenario creates the potential for cyanobacteria, the blue-green algae that this summer swirled like ominous green clouds in the lake, rivers and tributaries downstream, coating shorelines with goo. The algae are also deadly, capable of producing toxic incarnations that kill off plant and fish life and pose hazards to humans if inhaled or touched. Mankind is pretty much responsible for building the perfect environment for cyanobacteria, fortifying Lake O water with nutrients like phosphorus and nitrogen and diverting historical water flow through a series of locks, dams, canals and levees. Instead of water seeping south as nature intended within the original 18,000 square miles Everglades from Orlando to Florida Bay, freshwater is diverted east and west where coves and inlets provide the standing water the bacteria need to thrive. High volume releases reduce the salinity of brackish estuaries, essentially the nurseries for aquatic plants and sea life. Sunlight, sitting water and nutrients create the perfect storm for blue-green algae, says Wayne W. Carmichael, a professor emeritus at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, who has studied cyanotoxins for over 40 years. Cyanobacteria impacts all aspects of water fish, invertebrates the fish eat, dominates other algae and limits the food chain. Its a potent toxin. Any animal drinking the water is going to be affected, get ill and may die. It affects everything down the line and up the line to humans. The Army Corps of Engineers is mandated to release Lake Os freshwater into the rivers whenever rising lake levels pose the potential of breaching the earthen dike protecting 1 million people to the south. The water is tainted with phosphorous and nitrogen from agricultural operations, municipalities and development to the north. In a twist of irony, the very algae scientists attribute to creating the oxygenated environment for life on earth some 3.5 billion years ago is also toxic and impacts the water also needed to sustain life. Nature also plays its part. Seagrass beds that succumb to the algae add additional nutrients, allowing it to grow exponentially through photosynthesis and to monopolize oxygen. Its deadly kin spawns toxic microcystins that affect the liver and cause skin rashes. Algae was the first oxygen-producing organism on earth and is largely responsible for the air we breathe, says Dr. Carmichael. They adapted and evolved. They flourished and they dominate. The scientist visited Lake Okeechobee in the 1990s, summoned by the South Florida Water Management District when drought conditions created algal blooms in the lake. I was there to help identify which algae were involved in the water blooms and if they were toxin producers, he says. Back then it was the same cyanobacteria that is present and a problem currently. The only way to control cyanobacteria in Floridas warm sunny climate is to control the nutrients in freshwater. Dr. Carmichael says agriculture, septic tanks and municipal affluent runoffs are largely responsible for feeding harmful algal blooms, or HABs, which technically are toxin-producing bacteria that look and act like algae. The water management system eliminated the historic sheet flow north of the lake, where wetlands and marshes once filtered out nutrients from the Kissimmee River and Chain of Lakes near Orlando. Its all part of the same pattern, the result of cultural and natural enrichment eutrophication and human activity, says Dr. Carmichael. Its a situation people like to say is getting worse and theres no questions HABs are a lot worse. Its coming to a point the nutrient input has to be controlled. Even then, its going to take decades to get the water quality back. Phosphorus in Lake O is notoriously high and has been for decades. Right now its anywhere from three to four times higher than targeted levels, according to Dr. Melodie Naja, chief scientist for the Everglades Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and restoring the River of Grass. If theres any consolation, were not alone. Blue-green algae blooms have been reported almost every summer along western Lake Erie since 1995. In California, lakes and rivers have tested for high levels of anatoxin-a, a cyanobacteria toxin that kills dogs and wildlife within 20 to 30 minutes of exposure. Problems with cyanobacteria and HABs exist in freshwater bodies around the continent. Dr. Cartwright has seen it so thick in Africa, stones thrown at the slime layer bounced back. It can get worse, he says. Ive seen it in half a dozen different places. Its affecting more and more water bodies. Residents along Lake Erie took notice this summer when Lake Os woes overshadowed their ongoing problems. Both lakes are large but shallow, however, winter temperatures kill off blooms in the Great Lake. This summer, toxin levels in the St. Lucie Estuary reached 86 parts per billion eight times the threshold allowed by the World Health Organization, reported Mark Perry, a native Floridian and executive director of the Florida Oceanographic Society, a Stuart-based nonprofit with a mission of protecting, preserving and restoring the states ocean and coastal ecosystems The algae can be treated chemically and filtered if crucial to the health of a small reservoir or drinking water supply but there are consequences associated with chemical treatments. With something the size of Lake Okeechobee, those methods dont work, says Dr. Carmichael. You have to go back and control the watershed and the nutrients going into it. Since Jan. 1 to date, 614 billion gallons of water have been released from the lake, says Dr. Naja. Thats a staggering amount and it impacts the estuaries, is killing ecosystems and altering the ecology. Theres also an impact on tourism and the economy because of the huge algae blooms. The massive Lake O releases were also attributed to the brown water along portions of Southwest Floridas beaches and killed off oyster and seagrass beds along the St. Lucie and Indian River Lagoon. The St. Lucie does not need any of this water, says Mr. Perry. We need a third outlet to provide capacity to move a significant amount of water equivalent to the amount moving east and west. In our case were advocating for an order to stop discharges into the St. Lucie and Indian rivers. Since the outbreak of the algae blooms, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection has been issuing daily Lake Okeechobee updates on its website, monitoring salinity conditions along both rivers based on optimal conditions for adult oysters. Recent reports showed levels within the fair range at Sanibel and poor at Cape Coral. Complicating the challenges in South Florida is the physical water manage-The complicated science of the fixBY NANCI THEORETntheoret@ oridaweekly.com NASA IMAGEIn early May an algae bloom grew to cover 85 square kilometers (33 square miles) of Lake Okeechobee. The conditions that gave rise to the bloom persisted into July, and were blamed for affecting water quality downstream all the way to the Atlantic Ocean.SEE SCIENCE, A18 Is it sugars fault? I think sugar has changed to a great degree in how they operate. But the crux of it is, they are able to continue to farm and manage the water in the EAA, and the net result is we now have a barrier that can block a flow of water to go south of the lake. They have made significant adjustments. Im not blaming them, but I am saying, Could you help us, a la Joe Negrons plan, by taking a small but critical part of the land and selling it to us? It could be a release valve. The argument could be made that were spoiled brats on the coasts and we dont care about farmers. I dont think thats it at all. The monies that are being spent and lost as we destroy these estuaries are vastly more than monies that would have to be used in donating or selling land for other than an ag purpose. Republican State Rep. Heather Fitzenhagen of Fort Myers Weve taken so much out of taxes and agricultural production, 110,000 acres, that I dont see another 60,000 as generating much support among Sen. Negrons colleagues. When hes re-elected this fall, hell be representing Pahokee, one of our agricultural communities. Ive invited him to sit down with leaders in Pahokee and see it through their eyes. We all recognize that something needs to be done to fix water. But in my opinion, we should complete all these other projects before we talk about taking another 60,000 out of production for landowners who are not willing to sell at this this time. That land is not for sale. If it was, Id be the first to say, lets buy it. Melissa McKinley of Royal Palm Beach, Palm Beach County commissionerT
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A18 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 5, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYment system, some parts of it nearly a century old, built by people who are no longer here, who in the greatest leap of their imagination maximized the region at 2 million people, not 7.5 million people, says Florida native Shannon Estenoz, director for the U.S. Department of the Interiors Office of Everglades Initiatives. Were pushing it beyond what it was designed to do to begin with push water east and west not knowing whether its going to stop raining in six months. Environmental protection wasnt as valued as it is today, says John Campbell, a public affairs specialist with the Corps of Engineers Jacksonville district office. In the late 19th century and early half of the 20th century, nature was something man wanted to conquer. Now 50 to 60 years later, these values have changed and protection of the environment becomes more important. Our current system was not designed as environmentally friendly. Indeed. In the name of growth and progress, our predecessors installed various obstacles inhibiting natural flow, drained Everglades swampland for agriculture use, straightened the Kissimmee River and bypassed the Caloosahatchees historic headwaters from Lake Hicpochee to a manmade canal linking to Lake Okeechobee. If you look on Google Maps, Lake Hicpochee is just a big circle, Mr. Perry says. It over-drained the lake. Corralling Lake O into the 143-mile Herbert Hoover Dike also impeded water flow to Biscayne Bay, the Ten Thousand Islands and Florida Bay, as did construction of the Tamiami Trail through the southern Everglades. The Army Corps of Engineers is in the middle of a $1.5 billion restoration of the dike around the 730-square-mile Lake O, which the International Hurricane Research Center ranks as the second-most vulnerable mainland area to hurricanes. The Corps also manages the lake level, releasing water whenever it rises above 15.5 seasonally adjusted feet, calculated from 30 years of precipitation and lake water activity data. Optimal lake levels are between 12.5 and 15.5 feet.Plans within a bigger planThe big-picture plan guiding water management in the 16-county South Florida Water Management District is inherently tied into the federal-state Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan, or CERP, a 68-project puzzle focusing largely on water flow, storage and quality and restoring the River of Grass to the fullest extent humanly possible. Pieces of the project already call for creation of reservoirs expected to divert water from Lake O and ultimately the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee rivers. In her role, Ms. Estenoz works with the plans architects, a consortium of agencies and nonprofits. Shes a former member of the SFWMD and has been involved with Everglades restoration since 1996 as the chairwoman of the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force, established by Congress to facilitate a partnership between federal, state, tribal and local governments. Ms. Estenoz is pleased with the progress to date on CERP and the multiagency collaboration making it happen although its not moving as quickly as some might want. Weve made steady progress over the past two decades, she says. Because of what we saw this winter with El Nino and high water and the other extreme the terrible lake fires during droughts it reminds us our job is not done. Im never surprised when the public sees this happening and gets upset. If you have algae in your backyard, you want it gone. For me, these events are a very sharp reminder we have a lot of work to do. Components of CERP are designed to reverse ecological damage created by the existing water and flood management systems, which Ms. Estenoz describes as broken. It took a long time to build these systems and its going to take a while to reconfigure it. Its a system ironically designed to throw water away. Right now were wasting 1.7 billion gallons of water a day through discharges to the gulf and the Atlantic Ocean, Mr. Perry says. CERP is unfolding in incremental improvements spread over 30 years, possibly 40. It includes completed components and a whirlwind of projects currently under construction and some fast-tracked because of the summers excessive releases and algal blooms. Elevating portions of Tamiami Trail has eliminated a water flow choke point but posed a new set of challenges. Theres seepage, Mr. Campbell says. The water still wants to flow south. The state is actively constructing levees and features to better control it. The Corps also is in the process of building water storage in Hendry County; constructing a storm water treatment area, discharge system and a pump station in Martin County; and addressing water in the western Everglades near Big Cypress National Preserve. Some of these ongoing projects dont get a lot of attention because everyone is looking for the one project that solves everything, says Mitch Hutchcraft, a SFWMD board member since 2013 and vice president of real estate for King Ranch/Consolidated Citrus in Fort Myers. These small projects are in the right locations. The district is restoring natural systems and historic flow where we have the opportunities. We all talk about Yes, we need to restore the Everglades, but dont talk about the over 1 million people who live within the boundaries of the Everglades. The portions that can bring back the highest quality of water flowing through the River of Grass wont happen unless you can convince 1 million people to move. What we can do is work very hard to get the quality and timing right of the water in the areas that do exist. The public hearing phase is commencing for the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Project, a multi-pronged plan to improve water quality, quantity, timing and distribution of water entering Lake Okeechobee and to reduce high-volume discharges to the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie estuaries. A 2015 study by the University of Florida Water Institute recommended creating hundreds of thousands of acrefeet of water storage north of Lake Okeechobee, where it will provide the fresh water the Caloosahatchee needs during dry season and droughts. The SFWMD already owns thousands of acres north of the lake and is in a holding pattern in accessing 27,000 acres of federally owned lands south of the lake, which Mr. Campbell says would provide minimal storage. Water enters Lake O five to six times faster than its released, according to Mr. Hutchcraft, who grew up in the Fort Myers area. He swam and sailed the Caloosahatchee and remembers episodes of brown water along the river. Brown water happens almost every year and people think brown equates to toxic. Thats not necessarily true. Even in the late 1880s before the river was connected to Lake O, people were writing about the brown water. Water quality, which the federal government leaves to states to enforce, ideally would be controlled naturally in the Everglades. But ultimately its up to the state Department of Environmental Protection to enforce infractions by property owners leeching phosphorous and nitrogen into the flow ways. Several high-impact CERP components have been advanced as a bundled restoration project to deliver water an estimated annual average of 200,000 acre feet to public lands south of the Everglades Agricultural Area to Everglades National Park and Florida Bay. In the works since 2011, $1.9 billion in funding for the Central Everglades Planning Project, or CEPP, was overwhelmingly approved Sept. 15 by the U.S. Senate as part of the $10 billion Water Resources Development Act. CEPP will also redirect water from the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee rivers and remove 25 miles of canals and levees with the goal of reintroducing historic sheet flow to the south. The bill is expected to receive heavy opposition in the House. CERP is already showing promising environmental benefits since waterslowing bends were restored to the Kissimmee River. Before development, water flowed about a mile every four days, Mr. Perry says. The ecosystem has responded positively and the Kissimmee is bouncing back, says Ms. Estenoz. Its proving to be a sound hypothesis and needs a little help here and there. By slowing the flow, it also allows plants to uptake nutrients, says Mr. Campbell. Continued implementation of CERP projects will reduce large Lake O water releases and improve the Everglades health. Big wet years used to happen every 10 years, now its every three years, says Ms. Estenoz. We have to get the water right, make sure its clean, and distribute and move it around in the right way. Timing is a big part.Comes now a new plan Regional water storage around Lake Okeechobee has been identified as a crucial piece of overall Everglades restoration and reducing Lake O releases. But where to store it has become a heated debate, fueled by a recent proposal by Florida Senate president-designate Joe Negron, a Republican from Stuart, the first city the tainted lake water reaches along the St. Lucie. Sen. Negron wants to purchase 60,000 acres of land south of Lake O in the Everglades Agricultural Area to provide 120 billion gallons of storage. The price tag is about $2.4 billion, a cost the senator hopes can be split between the state and federal governments, as is the standard for CERP projects. The plan was derived from the input of stakeholders representing environmental and nonprofit organizations, farmers, city and state officials, scientists and hydrologists. The two potential storage areas, identified in big red circles on a map accompanying Sen. Negrons announcement, include land straddling the Miami and Bolles canals and an area to the southeast adjacent to existing storm water treatment areas, canals, and a shallow basin that captures and stores stormwater runoff until its needed. Some say Sen. Negrons plan is his response to public outcry following algae bursts this summer a search for that silver bullet or quick fix to this squeaky wheel, the failing dike constructed decades ago as a stopgap measure in response also to public outcry. Citizens south of the lake long ago demanded protection from future flooding and hurricanes. Water flow south in the agricultural area has long been part of CERP, just not scheduled for now. Initial work is scheduled to begin in 2020 with design plans finalized six years later. Sen. Negrons proposal to speed up use of EAA land has been well received by many citizen advocates and environment groups. The Everglades Foundations Dr. Naja was one of the scientists modeling the benefits to both rivers and their estuaries by comparing CERP north and south reservoirs under existing conditions. Unfinished components of CERP were not factored in. Our goal basically was to answer Sen. Negron and the Legislatures request to reduce discharges to the estuaries and quantify the benefits to the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie, she says. Theres a huge amount of freshwater that needs to go somewhere. Building reservoirs south of the lake have much higher benefits to the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie. Southern storage could decrease high discharge frequency to the St. Lucie by 37 percent, the Caloosahatchee by 31 percent. Store water to the north and the percentages drop to 3 percent and 9 percent, respectively, she says. The 60,000 acres would also supply precious freshwater to the Everglades and Florida Bay, where lingering drought has claimed a 40,000-acre dead zone of seagrass, Dr. Naja says. Once the water is south of the lake, its pretty much gone, says Randy Smith, a spokesperson for the South Florida Water Management District. The Caloosahatchee needs a certain amount of freshwater during the dry season. If we store water north of the lake, we have more flexibility in how we can use it. Lake Okeechobee is the primary backup drinking water source for 6 million South Floridians. We realized at an early point just how intrinsically the Everglades is linked to the prosperity and sustainability of the region, says Ms. Estenoz. If we dont have water in the Everglades, you dont have water in your tap. Were on our own. Were on a peninsula and cant borrow water from another state. As outlined in CERPs Lake Okeechobee Watershed Project, northern storage would help reduce nutrients entering the lake; storing it south doesnt have the same ecological or water quality benefits. It also notes existing water management systems south of the lake are limited by design capacity, ecosystem concerns and enforcement of the U.S. Endangered Species Act. While saying the water management district would consider alternative plans, Mr. Hutchcraft also pointed out that public is reacting to an anomaly.HUTCHCRAFT COURTESY PHOTOOn May 31, the algae began moving into the Stuart area in Martin County. SCIENCEFrom page 15
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 5, 2016 NEWS A19Weve had two years of greater than average rainfall but prior to that we were more on the drought side, he says. Theres no denying this years event was significant and had an adverse impact on the lake and estuaries. But we cant abandon 25 years of planning to react to the short term. In the long term, we need a more predictable supply of water.Pitting north vs. southOpponents of the Negron plan prefer a wait-and-see approach. Complete the in-progress CERP and planned CEPP projects first and evaluate their impact. Not everyone views these nonprofit foundations and environmentalists as knights in shining armor determined to save the Everglades and the estuaries impacted by Lake O releases. Nor do they think the Negron plan is the answer. They criticize nonprofit organizations for conducting meetings in ritzy resorts and spearheading fundraising machines that generate millions of dollars to rob them of their livelihood. There are so many parts to this conversation and its sad because there has to be a villain and ag is it, says Hendry County Commissioner Karson Turner. If there was no villain, there would be no reason for the existence of these groups and no reason for millions of dollars in fundraising. The environmental refrain from the Everglades Foundation and the answer to every Everglades issue is to buy south, buy south, says Judy Sanchez, senior director of corporate communications and public affairs for U.S. Sugar, which owns sugarcane property in Sen. Negrons red circles. Hendry Countys northeast boundary borders a small portion of Lake O yet most of its land lies south of the lake. With a population of just 39,190 many who make their living in agriculture the county lacks the resources or manpower to fight for its future. Its also Floridas fourth poorest county with 25 to 26 percent living below the poverty level. Were making sure the trash is picked up, the toilets flush, our dogs arent running the streets and our babies are fed and covered, Mr. Turner says. We dont have a diverse economic portfolio. You remove ag, you remove our existence. A 2012 agricultural census showed Hendry County had 406 farms operating on 495,734 acres and selling products with a market value of nearly $500 million. More than half of its farms reported $99,999 or less in sales; 113 recorded $1,000 or less. Hendry ranked No. 1 in Florida for acreage devoted to all varieties of oranges and was second, behind Palm Beach County, for acreage of sugarcane. It also had the states highest sale value for fruits, tree nuts and berries. Sen. Negrons plan sounds sexy, but in all due respect to the incoming senate president, I wish it were that simple, Mr. Turner says. I dont think data supports a shift in focus from the north to the south. Its treating the system not the problem. Its a Band-Aid on a jugular vein. Shortly after Sen. Negrons plan was announced Mr. Turners fellow Commissioner Janet Taylor led 50 residents in protest to the senators Martin County office. All these conversations are happening about us without us, says Mr. Turner. The sad thing for me, is we dont have a louder voice from south of the lake. Our people are focused on existence, covering our bills and working the very land environmentalists and everyone in the state wants to acquire. Ive talked to colleagues in Orange County and Osceola County and theyre not even in these discussions. Theres been an unfair bullseye put on industry south of the lake. Agricultural land in Palm Beach County, also within Sen. Negrons red circles, boasted Floridas top agriculture sales in 2014-15 with 36 percent of its total land, or 460,445 acres, dedicated to farm operations. Total ag sales were estimated at $1.41 billion in 2014-15 with the county leading the nation in the production of sugarcane, sweet corn and sweet bell peppers. Its also the states top producer of rice, lettuce, radishes and celery and leads Florida in agricultural wages and salaries with over $316 million.And will it work? Opponents are also questioning the science or lack thereof behind Sen. Negrons plan. Have you seen it? asks U.S. Sugars Ms. Sanchez. Have you seen any specifics about how this plan is going to do what people say its going to do? All we see are two big red circles. Ms. Sanchezs questions arent sardonic; she just curious if additional details have been released. Its really hard for U.S. Sugar to comment on the plan because there are no other details, she says. We havent seen any specifics. We havent seen the science behind it. Ms. Sanchez notes the lands identified in the Negron plan are already waterlogged at the same time lake water would be released south. The timing just isnt copasetic. We cant see how buying additional land south will help when its wet, she says. To the south of these areas are the states water conservations areas which have been full to the brim since January. They havent sent any water to the conservation areas because water at Everglades National Park is high. If water is stored south of the lake you dont have the ability to send it farther south because of federally mandated flood levels in the Everglades. If a reservoir dries out, incoming water flushes out all the phosphorous and thats a big no-no going into the Everglades. She also questions why the in-depth and already evaluated science behind CERP and CEPP is being questioned. Those systems provide deeper storage, Ms. Sanchez says. Its like they want to create a diamond-encrusted bucket which would have to be deep, really deep. Theyve discharged 1.6 million acre feet of water. Unless theres some way to continuously move water south, its going to be a very small and very expensive bucket. Youd still have a 1.3 million discharge which would blow out the estuaries anyway while putting the farming folks out of business. To date, Sen. Negrons proposal doesnt incorporate treatment facilities to reduce nutrient levels before lake water is sent south, although Republican state Rep. Gayle Harrell of Port St. Lucie said it would be part of the plan. Mr. Hutchcraft cautions the plan wont bring the quick solution everyone wants. The district has made it very clear were going to implement CERP and CEPP to the extent they get approved. We are actively building projects. The district has a world-class staff of researchers, Ph.Ds. and an entire water modeling team. Negrons plan would give the Corps additional flexibility, says Mr. Campbell. We dont know to what degree or if the federal government will pick up half of the bill. Theres no silver bullet that doesnt impact several economies. Theres no doubt water flow to the south of Lake O is needed not only to coax back the Everglades but also to recharge its aquifers which supply water to the Miami-Dade metro area. And the megalopolis that is Southeast Florida will forever present a major roadblock in Everglades restoration. As Ms. Sanchez notes, I-95 now skims the southern boundaries with 0-plus miles of suburbia west of I-95. Its not as simple as buy land and send water south. We cant go back to the way Mother Nature intended because we did away with that. South Floridas water woes either too much or too little will continue to pose uncertainties from year to year, even month to month. Ms. Estenoz was serving on the water management board in 2007 during the worst drought on record at the time. The lake was down to eight feet, she says. Low water is scary. High water is scary. We understand the nexus between a sustainable economy and sustainable ecosystems in Florida. You cant separate the two. Ive always said As the Everglade goes, so does the region. Ive based my whole career on it. ITH VARIOUS OPTIONS AVAILable for potentially reducing Lake Okeechobee discharges into the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee rivers, the Everglades Foundation is now focusing on water quality, recently announcing the $10 million George Barley Water Prize for innovative solutions addressing excess phosphorous in freshwater around the world. Its a partnership with the Knight Foundation, the Ministry of Environmental and Climate Change in Ontario, Canada, and water technology company Xylem. The prize was established to research and find cost-effective technical ways to reduce phosphorus, says Melanie Naja, the foundations chief scientist. Wed like it to have global applications that work as well in Lake Okeechobee and Lake Erie. There are existing technologies to clean up phosphorus but they are expensive or require a huge amount of land. We need something else, something effective and cheap. We cant solve it today or tomorrow but we need to start. Dr. Naja estimates 70 percent of the phosphorous and other algaestimulating nutrients come from agricultural operations, the other 30 percent from urban development. Charged by the federal government to oversee water quality in Florida, the state Department of Environmental Protection has developed best management practices for polluters but its not enough, Dr. Naja says. And theyre not enforced. An analysis of the Florida DEPs raw enforcement data by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility noted the number of cases opened in 2015 were 81 percent below those of 2010, the year before Gov. Rick Scott took office. The group also observed fines collected were the lowest in 28 years. For the first time in nearly 30 years, DEP assessed no penalty above $100,000, PEER said in a press release. Pollution pays in Florida because violators often get off scot-free. DEP officials did not address that criticism. Spokeswoman Dee Ann Miller said the DEP works with governments and stakeholders to reduce pollution. For example, DEP officers provide implementation assurance visits, to farms to help them use Best Managemen Practices. Water quality may continue to worsen in lieu of the Sept. 13 dismissal of challenges brought by several groups opposed to the states new Human Health Toxic Criteria Rule, which would increase the acceptable level of toxins and known carcinogens into Floridas water. Those challenging the rule can still appeal the decision. Nanci TheoretWater quality: The $10 million questionSANCHEZ COURTESY PHOTOThe Everglades Foundation is offering a prize for solutions on water quality.COURTESY PHOTOSSigns posted in Martin County advise the public not to enter the water because of algae levels. Rivers, canals and beaches turned green when algae bloomed. W
A20 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 5, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYThe high walls (of the Clewiston Inn cocktail lounge) bear a beautiful 360-degree mural of the verdant, incomparable flora and fauna of the Everglades to scale. Will the mural need an update in the years to come? The animals absent, the trees bulldozed and a cane field falling off into the horizon of smoke stacks, perforated with brown irrigation ditches leading seaward. Michael Adno, August 2016Perhaps, even in this last hour, in a new relation of usefulness and beauty, the vast, magnificent, subtle and unique region of the Everglades may not be utterly lost. Marjory Stoneman Douglas, The Everglades: River of GrassITH SO MANY POWERFUL AND often vocal interests involved, finding consensus enough on restoration plans to fund them is one of the primary obstacles to fixing South Floridas plumbing and the Everglades. But the polluted discharges in estuaries this winter that gained so much attention could also force positive action. I have to say that its a socialpolitical response thats driving a lot of the urgency because the pollution has been going on a long time but the publics now more aware of it than ever, said Joel Trexler, a marine ecologist and professor at Florida International University who has studied the Everglades for more than two decades. A comprehensive University of Florida Water Institute study identified solutions to Everglades restoration, primarily by increasing storage and treatment of water surrounding Lake O by an enormous amount beyond what current plans call for, and then moving more of it south into the Glades. But federal and state money needed to carry out even current plans such as the $1.9 billion Central Everglades Planning Project widely regarded as an example of good planning by scientists, representatives of U.S. Sugar and a fishing trade group, among others is still caught in political gridlock. The Senate passed the Water Resources Development Act bill that includes CEPP on Sept. 15. The House has yet to vote. In the interim, the coupled humanecological system is continuing to degrade in ways that may not be reversible, the UF report reads. It also notes that despite so many smart people working on this problem, they arent planning for future unknowns: (r)esearch indicates clearly that climate change, changes in human demographics, energy costs and land use will affect Floridas future, yet there is little evidence that salient information is being incorporated into restoration project plans. Without action the water problems that grew in intensity this year will worsen, said Stephen Davis, a wetland ecologist with the Everglades Foundation. I think this year is just an example of how bad things could get so we could see it repeat or even a scenario that might be worse than what we saw this year. Meanwhile, agriculture corporations, small towns and the fishing, tourism, and real estate industries offer a glimpse of the social-economic quagmire facing politicians and planners as they try to move forward to fund projects.SugarFloridas powerful sugar industry owns land south of Lake O. that could be a key piece of efforts to store and treat water. But unlike years past, they appear unwilling to sell any more of it. Bubba Wade, a senior vice president of corporate strategy and business development with U.S. Sugar, described as the companys environmental expert, said that to even discuss buying sugar land is putting the cart before the horse. He argues that plans such as Sen. Joe Negrons, which calls for buying 60,000 acres south of the lake now, could crimp funding for other necessary projects, and that it should be a priority first to clean up pollution in the northern part of the system. Selling sugar land is the last thing on the list of restoration priorities he cares to discuss these days, if it is on his list at all. Thats a change from the companys attitudes in the past decade. U.S. Sugar, Florida Crystals and others boast some 14,000 employees and a $2 billion economic impact from farming cane on about 440,000 acres in the 700,000-acre Everglades Agricultural Area south of Lake O. In 2010, U.S. Sugar sold the state 26,800 acres for restoration for $194 million with the option to buy another 153,000 acres at fair market value by 2020. But since then, the company has balked at selling any more land.The fight is real and interests involved are plentyBY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ oridaweekly.com Randy Smith of West Palm Beach, spokesman, South Florida Water Management District Were examining Sen. Negrons proposal, but so far there are far more questions than answers. There are two planning projects underway now, one to identify water storage for the Western Everglades, and the very critical study to identify storage north of the lake. The northern storage has much more bene t for the Caloosahatchee than southern storage. If its stored north, we have an easy avenue to put water in there during dry season. But the St. Lucie never wants additional water. As far as the St. Lucie is concerned, storage north of the lake is a nice way of keeping water from going into the lake in the rst place. Republican State Rep. Gayle Harrell of StuartFor people living south of the Lake: I do not in my heart of hearts believe buying this land in the EAA will create the havoc they are foreseeing. The state will work closely so everything is done and in place, to assist them. For the land, Legacy Florida uses Amendment 1 money 25 percent of Amendment One money is now a dedicated source of revenue for everglades restoration. It will provide about $200 million per year that will go into Everglades restoration. John Heim of Fort Myers Beach, president of the Southwest Florida Clean Water MovementClean water is a human right, and in Florida it must be moved in appropriate amounts into the Everglades. The only solution to all this is to unchain the land south of the lake and cut off the stranglehold the sugar industry has on water going south. The reason you hear, the Everglades are dying, or stop the releases down the estuaries is because they cut off the natural ow of water south. Mr. Heim doesnt insist on the restoration of the traditional Everglades it cant be done, he says, echoing the opinions of most everyone else on each side of the debate but he insists that political candidates right up to those seeking the White House recognize how important the issue has become. Though he was removed from a Donald Trump rally in Fort Myers Sept. 19 before it began, he says, I have nothing against Trump Im on the fence, with voting. Both he and Hillary (have sought support) from U.S. Sugar and the Fanjul brothers. We have only one goal. Send the water south, clean. Thats why were called the clean water movement. Republican State Rep. Kathleen Passidomo of Naples, a candidate for Senate District 28The University of Florida published a non-political and factual study of the water problem (thats) the most thorough analysis Ive seen on the issue. The scope of the study and its recommendations are compelling. Researchers concluded that the projects currently approved need to be completed. The current Basin Management Action Plans need to be updated to ensure better water treatment and quality standards. More storage to the north and south of the Lake needs to be identi ed and secured, including looking at the Holey Land and Rotenberger Wildlife Management Areas. Most importantly, there is not just one x for the problem. We must look at the problem comprehensively. So what Im advocating for is sitting down with all the stakeholders, and interested citizens and looking objectively at the issue without all the agendas and preconceived notions. And together coming up with an updated Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan based on sound science. Dr. Brian LaPointe of Fort Pierce, research professor, Florida Atlantic Universitys Harbor Branch Oceanographic InstituteI believe in waste-water treatment. Its one thing to use septic if youre way out in the country, but to build cities, high-density urban areas with four or more septic tanks per acre in poor soil conditions at a time when we have rising water issues thats a mistake. These elds are inundated in the wet season, theres fecal contamination, its a problem out of sight, out of mind. Now the research is nally shedding light on this problem. Nathaniel Reed of Jupiter Island, chairman emertus of 1000 Friends of Florida A saga of errors has created this monstrosity of a system. But now theres hope that wisdom will come. I dont expect wisdom will come to Gov. Scott, but other people are smarter. When youre talking about potable water, all growth depends on a rich water supply to the Biscayne aquifer, and it can only happen when the lake is connected again to the Everglades. It was one of most tragic errors every made, disconnecting the lake. The powerhouses of the counties Palm Beach and Broward, Miami-Dade, Lee and Collier are the chambers of commerce, the hotel and restaurant owners, anybody taking care of tourists, anybody who has a leg in the game. If you dont have an adequate supply of fresh water, youre up the creek. They should be clamoring to join us. They dont give a damn about the birds, but they should look at their pocket books. Hendry County Commissioner Karson Turner of LaBelle Our population is small. Were the miners in the coal mine and the canaries are alive and well and then everyone says the canaries died. Republican State Rep. Matt Caldwell of Lehigh AcresEverybody agrees with the statement out there from 200 scientists that to restore Florida Bay you have to send water south. From my perspective, and most scientists, thats more than a reservoir, thats a lot of work. The bridging of Tamiami Trail, changing way we operate the park, the way they deliver water to lower Florida thats the big picture and thats what were doing. If were looking at Sen. Negrons proposal as being the solution for the discharges we receive (down the Caloosahatchee or the St. Lucie), thats a separate question. Its not the same as sending water south for the health of Florida Bay. So their proposal is not the most effective way. COURTESY PHOTOSClean water activist John Heim of Fort Myers Beach protests regularly and vociferously.LAPOINTE TREXLER TURNER HARRELL HEIM PASSIDOMO MORE VOICESW
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 5, 2016 NEWS A21 Heres an example of whats happened north of lake: in the mid-1980s, there were about 65 dairy farms there. Now there are only 19. In 1988 and 89, the state had a buyout program. Everybody wanted to point the finger at the dairy industry. There was no science behind that and it almost destroyed the economies of the rural communities over here. Now the 19 dairies are state of the art the most modern, nutrient efficient farms in the United States. Those folks have spent millions of dollars on their own constructing facilities in the name of restoration. So in my mind the farmers are doing their part. Its now up to the state and federal government to finish projects they have on line. Gary Ritter of Okeechobee, assistant director of Government and Community Affairs, Florida Farm BureauTAYLOR ANDREWS I think at the time U.S. Sugar had some significant financial issues so I think what they were proposing was a sale that would essentially take them out, said Samuel Poole, a Fort Lauderdale attorney who represented the interests of Florida Crystals during talks leading up to the deal, and in the midto-late 1990s worked toward Everglades restoration as head of the South Florida Water Management District. (I) think that infusion of capital put U.S. Sugar back on its feet and they have since prospered and really have no interest at this point in a transaction that would have them selling the assets. Theyre back in business and seem to be doing well. Mr. Wade said profits in recent years have increased. Some suggest that U.S. Sugar will sell more land to the state at some point, but it is waiting for better prices. With the Hilliard Bros., the company convinced Hendry County officials to permit a 43,313-acre development with residences and retail two years ago. State officials have not approved it. At the same time, pressure to find solutions to Lake O discharges has reached a fever pitch as economically powerful industries such as fishing, tourism and real estate are increasingly hurt by water quality problems. While buying land in sugar country has become a rallying cry for many on the coast, including Sen. Negron, Mr. Poole said attention should be focused on cleaning up drainage north of the lake, for now. In the long run I would see the need for additional storage and treatment south of the lake, but the real crisis for the lake and real priority for the lake has to be the drainage from the north. Thats where all the nutrients (and phosphorus pollution) are coming from. John Cassani, a former water manager and research scientist who is chairman of the Southwest Florida Watershed Council, supports Sen. Negrons plan. But he said people on both sides of the issue have at times overplayed their hand. In a general sense theyre saying buying land south of the lake is the silver bullet and it wont necessarily do that, he said. It wont fix all the problems but it was never meant to solve all the problems. On the other hand, he argues that buying land south of the lake will not crimp funding for other projects as Mr. Wade suggests, but is a key part of them. The state has plenty of money to do this additional storage, said Mr. Cassani, citing a budget surplus and Amendment 1 money. Florida TaxWatch estimates the average surplus each of the last four years has been more than $1.2 billion, but growth in programs such as schools and Medicaid will soak up a lot of it next year. Amendement 1, approved by about 75 percent of voters, requires a third of the tax money collected from documentary stamps that come with every real estate sale in Florida between 2015 and 2035 be set aside and used to buy land and help save water now being polluted and degraded. That will amount to $700 million to $900 million or more each year. Lake O townsIf sugar companies decide to sell property for Everglades restoration, Hendry County Commissioner Janet Taylor worries it could harm local economies in Clewiston, Belle Glade, South Bay and Pahokee that already have some of the highest unemployment rates in the state. With combined populations of about 36,000 and smaller economies, the towns in Hendry, Glades and rural Palm Beach counties have scant political representation compared to urban areas and rely on agriculture and sugar farming. They are often an afterthought for coastal economies furious about discharges from the lake, Ms. Taylor feels. Those residents dont seem to understand the Army Corps is forced to discharge the water when its too high to protect the lives and property of people who live every day in the shadow of the lakes aging Herbert Hoover Dike. And much of that water that ends up discharged east and west is drainage from north of the lake, a fact some people south of the lake resent. Theres no shared adversity, said Clewiston Mayor Phillip Roland. In other words, the people of Orlando down to Lake Kissimmee dont give a damn how much it rains or whatever, theyre not going to be flooded, so they dont ever even think about a water problem. I mean it doesnt even cross their minds. In an article published in SRQ Magazine in August, writer Michael Adno observed, These sleepy agricultural towns seem so far removed from the urgent call to action along the coasts. The line of communication between coastal residents dependent upon tourism and the states interior based in agriculture uncannily echoes the disparity between state and federal interests. Ms. Taylor is concerned that buying sugar land for water storage would further damage their struggling economies. She has become a voice for Glades Lives Matter, a group that includes mayors, ministers, farmers and employees many of Ms. Taylors extended family work for the sugar industry, she said and others who fiercely oppose Sen. Negrons plan. They aim to give a voice to Lake O communities at the divisive table of restoration planning. I have this saying If youre not at the table youre on the menu, Ms. Taylor said.Florida RealtorsWhen water clarity increased by just one foot near single-family waterfront homes, property value increased in Lee County by $541 million and in Martin County by $428 million, a report by Florida Realtors found. The trade group boasting 155,000 members last year released the study funded partly by the Everglades Foundation. It monitored the impact of water clarity on the value and sales of singlefamily homes in coastal Lee and Martin counties between 2010 and 2013. Regular Lake O discharge events could have a long-term impact on real estate sales, said the studys author and the groups chief economist, Brad OConnor. This is just the tip of the iceberg because it only takes into account single-family homes. My feeling is the true economic impact is much, much greater than those numbers, he said. Look on Google Earth. These communities are completely revolving around the water that surrounds them. Theyre completely dependent on it. The report does not figure in beach closures, commercial real estate or multi-family condo complexes. And it especially does not figure in national media coverage when polluted discharges cause unsightly, stinky algal blooms. Mr. OConnor was shocked when the national media actually took a break from Trump-Clinton news to report on the discharges this winter, he admitted. I think its devastating for both these economies especially the national attention, he said. Its not good if it keeps getting broadcast and theres no solution. Thats awful for these two places. And not just on the coast. The bad press affects us, said Ramon Iglesias, manager of Roland Martins Marina and Resort in Clewiston, recalling when a boat club from Bonita Springs canceled its reservation. FishingA Lee County fishing guide, Daniel Andrews, has for years witnessed waterways being degraded, describing a labyrinth of oyster bars surrounded by grass flats that he grew up fishing as all but gone. I knew fundamentally the solution, but it was never really a cool thing to talk about, he said. Everglades restoration doesnt sound very glamorous. But this winter once it got really bad right in the heart of tourist season everybody was mad. Capt. Andrews jumped on the opportunity to get people engaged, co-founding Captains for Clean Water, and he is now supporting Sen. Negrons plan. Hes also lost plenty of business. What disturbed me the most are the amount of people who would come down and plan to fish with me for five days or a week and theyd end up leaving after one or two days because the water smelled bad or looked bad, he said. I think were going to feel that next season because of people who were displaced and wont return because of it. Recreational fishing in Florida boasts $9.3 billion in economic activity and 123,000 jobs, said Gary Jennings, Keep Florida Fishing manager for the American Sportfishing Association, with millions of anglers each year contributing licensing fees and taxes. Hotels, restaurants, marinas, kayak and SUP rentals, fishing guides and tackle shops have all felt negative impacts from the overabundance of freshwater entering these two marine estuaries, he wrote in an email. Tackle for Less, a neighborhood tackle shop located on Federal Highway in Stuart, is the latest casualty. Catering to a local neighborhood whose anglers fished mostly from shore on the St. Lucie River, business dropped off to almost nothing when the freshwater discharges began. The algal bloom and continued releases shut down fishing and forced the owner to close his doors. Clewiston Mayor Phillip Rolands 10-year plan for Everglades restoration I really think Negrons plan is the stupidest thing that Ive read or looked at in a long time, the outspoken mayor said. But he added a few minutes later, At least the senator has a plan Mr. Roland discussed over the phone how he might carry out Everglades restoration: Youve got to have clean water coming from the north, and thats the reason I think you should build deep, deep water reservoirs, thats the only way to hold the amount of water that we need. And then you bring that water out into a meandering Kissimmee River and it nally ows into Lake Okeechobee as clean water. But youve got to store a years worth of water to the north. Then you have to dredge the lake. The lake has to get cleaned up. Its got so much muck and silt and cow crap in it and its stored out in the bowl of the lake. The lake has to be dredged to ow water through the lake and into the Everglades. After that he would be willing to talk about storing and treating more water south of Lake O. Whats the time frame on all this? If you spent no money south of (the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers) and you spent everything north if you did things together, in other words if you started dredging the lake at the same time you started digging the deep water reservoir to the north of the lake, I think you could accomplish it in 10 years. But youve got to cut the permits and the red tape and theres got to be committed money from the state of Florida and the federal government.
A22 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 5, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYVERGLADES RESTORATION INCLUDES a vast, intricate natural system with a footprint the size of New Jersey merging with highly technical science and engineering problems merging with deeply divisive politics and business interests merging with a long, convoluted history. Its like five six-lane highways merging onto the same megahighway during rush hour, and its also nothing like that at all. It is breathtaking in scope and complexity. But the complexity of restoration plans can also obscure its basic hydrologic goals, to move more clean water south into the Everglades instead of sending damaging discharges down our estuaries. A simple overarching solution offered by decades of research is summed up in a 2015 University of Florida Water Institute report in one sentence, before it moves on to 140 pages of detailed analysis: The solution is enormous increases in storage and treatment of water both north and south of the lake (Okeechobee). The independent study, prepared for the Florida Senate, found that all current storage and treatment projects in the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (including the Central Everglades Planning Project) wont come close to meeting restoration goals. Current plans could reduce discharges down the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Rivers by less than 55 percent and provide less than 75 percent of dry-season water demands in the Everglades. To reach 90 percent of those goals would require enough land capable of storing and treating at least a million acre-feet of water more than current plans (an acre-foot is equal to one acre of water, one foot deep). The title of the study is, Options to Reduce High Volume Freshwater Flows to the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Estuaries and Move More Water from Lake Okeechobee to the Southern Everglades. Robert Johnson, director of the South Florida Natural Resources Center at Everglades National Park and a hydrologist who has worked on restoration projects here for more than 30 years, also suggests the land could come from all around the lake. Top on his list and the UF reports is land in the 700,000-acre Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA). Florida has the option from a deal made in 2010 to purchase a parcel owned by U.S. Sugar of all or part of 153,000 acres through 2020. That alone or part of it could provide the land needed south of the lake. I have to say the largest option is in the EAA because from the standpoint of acreage it has the most land, Mr. Johnson says. But its not the only option out there. The report also called for vastly increasing storage/treatment facilities in the northern watershed and to the east and west, in the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie River watersheds. Some land, the report says, must come from south of the lake. It names possible U.S. Sugar land, other sellers in the EAA, and state-owned land including Holey Land and Rotenberger Wildlife Management Areas. In restoration plans, an increment of storage requires an increment of treatment. They go hand in hand and come in the form of reservoirs of varying depths (storage) and wetlands (treatment). The reservoirs are often called flow equalization basins (FEB), and the wetlands that harness natural processes to clean the water, stormwater treatment areas. Other storage and treatment options include wells, and agreements with private landowners or agricultural easements, to store water on their property. One of the reports authors, acting director of the UF Water Institute Thomas Frazer, said what land and where will include a compromise between issues such as human safety and ecological health, and interests such as agricultural and tourist enterprises, all merging onto this decades-long highway of restoration plans. I dont think were quite there as far as a consensus on whats the right configuration of storage and treatment lands, he says. I would say theres consensus on that we need storage and those discussions need to happen. But the decisions are going to be in large part socio-economically based. So there are going to be trade-offs. Moving past the gridlock and choosing land, the report suggests, is key to stopping the polluted discharges harm-Bottom line, the experts say: Store it, treat it, move it southBY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ oridaweekly.com Theres a growing awareness that to fix these estuaries, we need more storage and treatment, and more flow south through the EAA. Thats where that water belongs. Right now the EAA is a bottleneck constricting the flow. So its coming out the east and west, which has a devastating impact on both sides of Florida. One in four Floridians drinks water from Everglades supplies and aquifers. Our ability to store water will allow for more recharge. When the original CERP was drafted there was a belief most water in the EAA could be stored underground and recovered. Now we know those recovery wells cannot be used in the same scale as envisioned. As a result were going to need to make up for that with a reservoir in the EAA. Jennifer Hecker of Port Charlotte, former director of natural resource policy, Conservancy of Southwest FloridaFRAZER JOHNSON E Caloosahatchee River and estuarySince the late 1800s the river channel was straightened, deepened, and connected to Lake Okeechobee, resulting in a loss of 76 river bends and 8.2 miles of length. One element of CERP is the addition of the C-43 West Basin Storage Reservoir which has a capacity of 170,000 acre-feet. Located south of the river and west of the Ortona Locks, it would store water to reduce damaging lake discharges in the wet season and enhance ows in the dry season.OrlandoKissimmee River and BasinOnce meandering for 103 miles through central Florida, the Kissimmee has undergone major changes. The C-38 canal was created to channel ow south to Lake Okeechobee. Since the Kissimmee River Restoration Project began in 1999, continuous water ow has been re-established to 24 miles of the river and by 2019 will return ow to 43 miles, restoring about 40 square miles of river/ oodplain ecosystem.Water storage: North vs. SouthSigni cantly greater water storage north, south, east and west of Lake Okeechobee is deemed crucial to Everglades restoration, to drinking water supplies for millions who rely on the Biscayne Aquifer or the lake, and to the healthy control of freshwater releases down the estuaries, according to a 2015 study by the University of Floridas Water Institute. But where and when to store the water, and with whose money, has now become a matter of heated debate and parochial interests. Some advocacy groups and political leaders insist water storage begin as soon as possible south of the lake in farm country. Some farm owners, agricultural businesses and other political leaders insist water storage begin immediately north of lake. Lake OkeechobeeThe 730-square-mile lake is the second largest lake in the lower 48 states. In 1926 and 1928 thousands were killed in oods when hurricanes overwhelmed the lake. The Herbert Hoover Dike was built by 1937 and expanded to its current structure by the 1960s. Its steward, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, marks a safe water level at 15.5 feet.Restoring the EvergladesThe Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan, or CERP, is designed to repair damage to the natural ow of water from Orlando south to Florida Bay, saving the Everglades. The project is scheduled to be completed after 2030. On Sept. 15 the U.S. Senate passed a $10 billion water bill that included $1.9 billion for Everglades restoration. The money, if rati ed by the House and signed by the president, would help start one of several CERP plans the Central Everglades Planning Project, or CEPP. Orlando Herbert Hoover Dike Clewiston Belle Glade Pahokee Okeechobee Runoff Runoff Harmful Algal bloomsHABs occur when nutrient overloads of phosphorous, nitrogen and carbon help grow colonies that can poison sea grasses, sh, shell sh, marine mammals, birds and humans using fresh, brackish or saltwater lakes, estuaries and bays. The pollutants come from such sources as lawn fertilizer and aging water treatment plants in cities, thousands of leaking septic tanks in suburban and rural communities, and cow and crop farm operations.Cyanobacteria or blue-green algaeLow oxygen dead zone Whats the worst thing that can happen? If we dont do anything? Population growth, sea level rise, changes in climate and weather we have to plan for that. Any action we implement will have consequences elsewhere. Fifty years from now there could be 30 million people or more in Florida. Were going to have to manage water in a way that insures people are safe and are secure for drinking water. And we have to continue to feed those 30 million people, and 10 billion on the planet. So were going to have to continue to supply water for agriculture. I get that. Dr. Thomas Frazer of Gainesville, acting director, University of Florida Water Institute
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 5, 2016 NEWS A23 Fort Myers Clewiston Belle GladeWCA 1WCA 2 WCA 3 Shark River Slough C-43 Reservoir C-44 ReservoirBiscayne Bay Everglades National Park Big Cypress National Preserve Lake Okeechobee Florida Bay West Palm Beach Fort Lauderdale Naples MiamiSt. Lucie River and estuaryFor thousands of years the north and south forks of the St. Lucie River rose or fell with seasonal rains, nourishing the wetlands and bearing no direct connection with either Lake Okeechobee in the west, or the Indian River Lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean in the east. But late in the 19th century settlers began scraping out channels for navigation, ood control and water supply purposes, ultimately connecting the lake and the Atlantic along a 37-mile canal and profoundly altering the hydrology of the region. Proposed private land purchasesSenator Joe Negrons $2.4 billion proposal targets two agricultural parcels amounting to about 60,000 acres south and southwest of Lake Okeechobee for storing 120 billion gallons of water that would lessen discharges into the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee estuaries and help restore water ows south to nourish the Everglades National Park. Water Conservation Areas (WCAs)South Floridas three WCAs are vast tracts of remnant Everglades sawgrass that together span 846,387 acres. They serve multiple purposes, including ood control, water supply and habitat for plants and animals. InflowOutflowPhosphorous uptake by oating plants Algae and periphyton phosphorus uptake Stormwater containing phosphorus enters the STA. Water with less phosphorus exits the STA. Uptake by emergent plants like cat tails and sawgrass Phosphorus uptake by submerged aquatic vegetationStormwater Treatment Areas: Green technology fitration-systemSTAs are constructed wetlands that remove and store nutrients and phosphorous through plant growth and the accumulation of dead plant material in a layer of sediment. Water then ows into the traditionally nutrient-poor Everglades system that suits and supports its needs. Restoring the natural flow to the Everglades ridge and slough landscape The predominant character of the traditional Everglades river of grass was a peat-based ridge and slough landscape. Its features stretched south into the Shark River Slough from what are now the public-lands Water Conservation Areas (WCAs) known simply as 1, 2 and 3. The traditional landscape is severely degrading, becoming uniform and less directional. Scientists say it can be saved only by re-establishing appropriate water ow and direction. They note that the engineering and technology exists, waiting only to be joined by the political will.Central Everglades Planning ProjectCEPP is the next increment of CERP. It focuses on restoring a more natural ow into and through the central and southern Everglades by Increasing storage, removing canals and levees and retaining water within Everglades National Park both to prevent ooding in Broward or MiamiDade Counties, and to help recharge the Biscayne Aquifer. That shallow aquifer provides the only source of drinking water for several million residents and visitors on the southeast coast.RidgeThe generally submerged ridges that separate sloughs are dominated by sawgrass.SloughThe open water sloughs are characterized by submerged and oating vegetation, including periphyton mats. Flow directionSouth Florida Water Management District border (includes 16 counties, the largest of ve Florida water management districts) Everglades Agricultural Area The Central and Southern Florida Project for Flood Control and Other Purposes (C&SF Project) of 1948 designed a 700,000 acre area of the northern Everglades, mostly south of Lake Okeechobee, to be managed for agriculture. Now the major crop of the EAA is sugarcane, grown across some 440,000 acres, but winter vegetables are also grown here. SOURCES: SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT, U.S. ARMY CORP OF ENGINEERS, NOAAMuskgrassPhosphorus storage in sediment ing our coastal estuaries and the chronic lack of freshwater that is putting the Everglades and the water supply of more than 8 million South Floridians at risk. The storage and treatment capacity is also needed to hold water back from the Everglades during times when its too wet, such as this year. Unlike the water discharged to the coasts, the water that does end up going south through agricultural areas and into the Everglades is now relatively clean, because of efforts by sugar farmers, scientists and others stemming from a federal water-quality lawsuit in 1988. In the Everglades, it is the quantity, not so much quality, that is at issue. The quality issue now comes mostly from north of the lake. The storage and treatment capacity called for in the UF report is also needed to clean up the massive amount of phosphorus pollution that is flowing into the lake from urban development, agriculture, leaky septic systems and other sources. Another key principle of restoration is that more water needs to flow south instead of getting discharged down the rivers. That was the historic flowpath, so if your goal is to restore the Everglades, reconnecting Lake Okeechobee to the Everglades, that is the most important piece, that is the prerequisite piece to restoring the Everglades, said hydrologist Mr. Johnson. I cant argue that sending the water south isnt the highest priority. Its the thing that has the most benefits. Heres one way that the idea of sending the water south can get complicated. Malcolm Bubba Wade Jr. of U.S. Sugar pointed out highlights of the UF report showing that water will never be able to naturally flow south through U.S. Sugar-owned land the way it once did because farming that land has created a shallow basin there. There isnt a thing in South Florida that resembles its natural state, said Mr. Wade, the companys senior vice president of corporate strategy and development and a voice for the sugar industry in Everglades restoration projects since the 1988 federal lawsuit. Thats true enough, but creating the storage and treatment lands that the report is recommending does not require reestablishing a natural flow way. It requires re-establishing that historic path south through engineering. Nearly all plans on all sides of the lake require engineering that diverges from purely natural history, as Mr. Wade suggested. We need to build storage back into South Florida almost as a prosthesis, ecologist Mr. Davis explained in an Everglades Foundation video, to provide the service needed so that we have that water to draw from when its needed in places like Everglades National Park and Florida Bay. But also that we have a place to put excess water during wet years, like this year, and relieve the discharges going to the east and the west. Mr. Wade and others also argue that looking at buying land south of the lake is putting the cart before the horse and that most of the pollution is coming from north of the lake; cleaning that up first should be the focus. Its impossible to flow the water south because the water is too damn dirty coming from the north, said Clewiston Mayor Phillip Roland, arguing that all money should be spent to clean up the pollution there before spending even $1 on programs south of the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Rivers. The UF report finds the fact of that pollution coming from the north, along with the impossibility of restoring a large natural flowway, are two of the reasons why large volumes of water storage and treatment in all directions are needed in the first place. We have the technology available now to build that more than a million acrefeet that would provide major fixes for our system, the report concludes. But thats tied up in disagreements over the socio-economic tradeoffs. WADE COURTESY PLAN SHOWING CERP PROJECTED FLOW OF WATERSCOTT SLEEPER / FLORIDA WEEKLY
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Coupon Expires 10/5/16.Naples Bonita Springs Bayfront Phenix Salon Suites | 412 Bayfront Place Suite 123 | Naples 34102 | 239-777-6435 $10UNIT BOTOX $400 ALL FILLERSOctober Special BEHIND THE WHEELA little less BMW makes for a better X1BMW makes great sports cars. And when it comes time to produce a small crossover, it continues to make great sports cars. The vehicle seen here is part of one of the fastest growing segments in the marketplace. It seems more and more folks out there want interior room in a compact size and plenty of luxury added in the mix. Since station wagons dont really qualify as part of the urban swanky set, the compact premium crossover is becoming more and more popular. This is BMWs second attempt at this market. The first-generation X1 felt firmly focused on delivering the companys promise of The Ultimate Driving Machine, resulting in a low-slung car with a sporting chassis and little room for carrying people or cargo. The new car rectifies this by going for the heart of the market. The design is actually shorter than the previous X1, but the new one is taller and better organized, and the lines take advantage of this to create an overall impression of a vehicle that wont be confused with a station wagon. The front bumper has a beefy look thats borrowed from its bigger brother X5, and the standard 18-inch wheels give it a brawny appearance even when its parked at the outlet malls. Inside, the X1 really takes advantage of the extra inches of headroom. The previous model felt a little confining thanks to the sporty tapering roof line. A less severe one makes the new model much more accommodating for taller drivers and passengers. Sitting behind the wheel in the new X1 feels similar to the rest of the BMW lineup. The three-spoke steering wheel is sports-car grippy, and a large speedometer and tachometer are the main instruments always in view. Underneath the skin are a lot of components borrowed from Mini. BMW has been in charge of developing those frontwheel, razor-sharp compact cars for 15 years, and now the engineering lessons learned from Mini are underpinning the X1. While true BMW fans will feel its sacrilegious to have a front-wheel drive car with the propeller logo up front, this change to Mini Clubmans more compact platform is another key to the better interior space. Out on the road, the suspension has the tight characteristics of a 3-series sports sedan, and it handles corners with expert Teutonic precision. The taller size is felt in added body roll, but it is still the most back-road friendly one in its class. So the X1 does not betray its sporting BMW roots, and drivers who dont know about this platform difference might not even feel the Mini-sized difference. The X1 only comes with a 2.0-liter turbocharged motor. Nothing more is needed, though, because the 228 hp is plenty for darting through traffic, and the eight-speed automatic transmission doesnt have to work hard to find the powerband. Since there is only one motor available, it is best to choose options carefully. The X1 starts at $34,095, and it comes well equipped with features including dual-zone climate control, AM/FM/CD/ XM seven-speaker stereo with Bluetooth, power tailgate, power front seat and a very convincing leatherette upholstery. But there are also plenty of optional features from sporty appearance packages to self-parking technology that can make this a $50K vehicle. At that price point, a lot of larger competitors come into play, including BMWs own X3. One option that might be worthwhile to the Florida crowd is the all-wheel drive system. It adds $2,000 to the price, but there are some benefits. First, it is actually a little quicker than the front-wheel drive counterpart with no real impact on the fuel economy. Second, the extra traction comes in handy. While it doesnt make it a true off-roading machine, it does make the driver feel more secure going through a sudden rain downpour. The X1 has the fundamentals a BMW should have, such as tight handling and a fun-to-drive feeling. It also has a lot of what the company has actively opposed for years, including only offering an automatic transmission and a front-wheel drive bias. But the previous X1 only had mixed results with its no-compromises attitude. The new X1 isnt 100 percent BMW, but its the best BMW for its increasingly popular segment. mylesKORNBLATTmk@autominded.com Sit down with a CCSO deputy over coffeeThe Collier County Sheriffs Office and Starbucks at 8867 Immokalee Road in Golden Gate Estates invite the public to Coffee with a Cop from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4. CCSO deputies will be on hand to discuss community issues and answer questions one-on-one. Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative supported by the U.S. Department of Justice-Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. The program aims to advance the practice of community policing by building relationships between police officers and community members one cup of coffee at a time. Watch out on the roadHeres where Collier County Sheriffs Office deputies will be on traffic detail the week of Oct. 3-7: Monday, Oct. 3 Glades Boulevard and Palm Drive: Redlight running Airport-Pulling Road and Orange Blossom Drive: Aggressive driving Collier Boulevard and I-75 northbound exit: Speeding Tuesday, Oct. 4 Goodlette-Frank Road and Pelican Marsh Boulevard: Speeding Vanderbilt Beach Road and Vineyards Boulevard: Speeding Davis and Lakewood boulevards: Speeding Wednesday, Oct. 5 49th Terrace S.W. at Golden Gate Elementary School: Speeding Golden Gate Parkway and Tropicana Boulevard: Red-light running Everglades and Randall boulevards: Red-light running Thursday, Oct. 6 Weber and White boulevards: Speeding Radio and Airport-Pulling roads: Aggressive driving Livingston Road and Orange Blossom Drive: Speeding Friday, Oct. 7 Golden Gate Parkway and 44th Street S.W.: Aggressive driving Shadowlawn Drive at Shadowlawn Elementary School: Aggressive driving U.S. 41 East and Collier Boulevard: Speeding
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As the Dallas Observer reported in September, Groden has been ticketed by police dozens of times for operating book sales booths near the grassy knoll (site of the alleged second shooter of the president) and yet he prevails in court every single time (82 straight, and counting). (Tip for visitors from the Observer: Never publicl y utter grassy knoll in Dallas, as it seems particularly to offend the police.)Cant possibly be trueFew U.S. forces in Afghanistan speak the native Pashto or Dari, and the war prospects would be dim were it not for courageous Afghan civilians who aid the U.S. as interpreters under promise of protection and future emigration to the U.S. However, the congressional battle over immigration policy has delayed entry for about 10,000 interpreters, who (along with their families) face imminent death if they remain in Afghanistan. Some in Congress also regard Afghans as riskier immigrants (despite the interpreters demonstrated loyalty).Suspicions confirmedMaster baker Stefan Fischer filed a lawsuit recently against Bakery of New York for wrongful firing because he refused to use bug-infested flour to make batches of bread. According to Fischer, when he informed management of the bugs in the facilitys 3,000-pound flour silo, he was told simply to make multigrain bread, which Fischer took to mean that fewer diners would complain if they heard crunching while eating multigrain.Leading economic indicators News Corporation Australia reported the enviable success of a 16-yearold British entrepreneur, Ms. Beau Jessup, who has so far earned about $84,000 with a simple online app to help rich Chinese parents select prosperous-sounding English names for their babies. Users choose among 12 personality traits they hope their baby to have, then receive three suggestions (including a list of famous people with those names). Jessup got the idea when living in China and noticing that some babies of the rich were given lame names, such as Gandalf and Cinderella. Chinese Management Techniques: (1) About 200 employees at a travel service in Shandong Province were fined the equivalent of $6.50 each recently for failing to comply with orders to comment (favorably, one supposes) on the general managers daily posts to the Twitter-like Internet site Sina Weibo. (2) In June, a motivational trainer working with employees of the Changzhi Zhangze Rural Commercial Bank reportedly told the poor-performing bank personnel (among the 200 at the session) to prepare to be beaten. He then walked among the workers, whacking some with a stick, shaving the heads of the males and cutting the hair of the females.Weird scienceTrees talk to each other and recognize their offspring, according to Australian ecology researcher Suzanne Simard (most recently lecturing on the influential video series TED Talks). Trees are not independent organisms but belong to arboreal families with characteristics identifying them to other family members. According to Dr. Simard, mother trees that ordinarily expand their roots wildly may hold back to give nearby kinfolk tree roots a chance to spread. Using isotope tracing, she learned of trees passing healthful carbon, via fungi, to neighboring family seedlings, which she said renders the seedlings more resistant to future stress.Cant stop myself(1) The lifelong pickpocket known as Auntie Sato, 83, who has spent nearly 30 years of her life behind bars, was sentenced again (two years, six months) in August for a purse-snatching from a traveler in Tokyos Ueno Station. Why, asked the judge, does Auntie Sato keep at it, especially since she also owns property and has rental income? Said she, I thought about (stopping), but gave up. Its hopeless. (2) Faisal Shaikh, awaiting his cellphone theft case to be called at the Thane sessions court in Mumbai, India, in August (one of several theft charges pending), wandered up to the court stenographers desk and swiped her cellphone. He was apprehended shortly afterward near the courthouse.OopsBy August, Raymond Mazzarella was fed up with the tree in his neighbors yard in Pittston Township, Pa., as it was continuously dripping sap onto his car and so grabbed a chainsaw, cut through the 36-inch-wide trunk, and (he thought) fixed the problem. However, the tree fell directly onto Mazzarellas small apartment house, dispossessing five tenants and, ultimately, forcing inspectors to condemn the entire building.How to tell if youre drunkDave Little, 27, vacationing on the Mediterranean island of Ibiza, Spain and partying hard, apparently was at press time still haggling with eBay, trying to get out of his successful auction bid (blamed on a fingering misadventure on his phone) of 28,500 British pounds (about $37,000) for a Scania Irizar Century bus. eBay, of course, warns that bids are legally binding. Little believes that his dad had earlier searched bus information on the phone and that alcohol then affected his own navigation between screens.
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Bank hosts lectures in Naples, Marco IslandIberiabank and the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute invite the public to learn about age-related macular degeneration from Dr. Stephen Schwartz on Thursday, Oct. 13, at the bank branch at 3838 Tamaimi Trail N. in Naples. Dr. Schwartz, medical director at the BPEI in Naples, will discuss risk factors for macular degeneration, treatment options, ways to reduce the diseases progression and resources for patients and their caregivers. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the program starts at 6 p.m. Admission is free, but reservations are requested. Call 4035123. Iberiabank and Radiology Regional present Dr. Margaret Taha in a program designed to help clear up conflicting recommendations for when and how often a woman should be screened for breast cancer on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the Marco Island bank branch at 605 Bald Eagle Drive. Dr. Taha will also discuss the latest advancements in screening technology and diagnostic tools. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the program begins at 6 p.m. Admission is $3. Seating is limited. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 3932400. An overnight camp for grieving kidsCamp MendingHeart, an overnight adventure for children ages 12-18 who have experienced the death of a significant person in their life, is offered by Avow on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 29-30, at Riverside Camp & Retreat Center in Fort Denaud. Activities will help campers express feelings, build coping skills and reinforce positive memories of their loved ones. Attendance is free and includes transportation to and from the camp. To sign up or for more information, call Avow bereavement counselor Raquel Gonzalez at 261-4404. The registration deadline is Oct. 21. Avow also conducts monthly childrens grief support groups on the first Thursday of each month and bereavement day camps for children 12 and younger. For more information, visit avowcares.org.
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The crowds are gone, and the weather is cooler. Beach season has cooled off, and ski season hasnt heated up yet. That means only one thing: Its time to hit the hiking trails with your dog, natch. Weve rounded up seven dog-friendly hiking trails across the country, from California to Maine. Let us know your favorites. California. Pacific Crest Trail to Eagle Rock. Get a taste of the Pacific Crest Trail on this scenic and easy to moderate hike featuring wildflowers, the occasional coyote and, of course, the Eagle Rock formation. While there are trees and a stream at the beginning, the remainder of the trail is less sheltered, so its best done late fall through spring. It is awesome, says Dawn Celapino of Leash Your Fitness, who does all things outdoors with her dog, Jack. The trailhead is at Agua Caliente Creek bridge near the town of Warner Springs. Washington. Spruce Railroad Trail at Olympic National Park is one of the few national park trails open to leashed dogs. The 8-mile round-trip hike, near Port Angeles, is on gently rolling terrain with views of Lake Crescent. Suitable for year-round hiking. Colorado. Travois Trail in Jefferson Countys Centennial Cone Open Space Park is a little more than 13 miles, but its not necessary to do the full loop. A 90-minute out and back hike is what Roxanne Hawn likes to do with her border collies Clover and Tori. Its a single-track trail most of the way with some good climbs, but they arent too steep or too long, Hawn says. You definitely want to keep your dog on leash because there is wildlife in the area. Shes seen deer, elk, rattlesnakes, mountain lions, coyotes and bobcats. Parts of the trail are closed in fall for hunting season and from January through May for elk calving season. Arkansas. Dorothy Guertin and her 10-year-old goldendoodle, Elvis, live in quirky Eureka Springs, Arkansas, in the ruggedly beautiful Ozark Mountains. When they go hiking, their favorite spot is 1,600-acre Lake Leatherwood City Park, an area thats on the National Register of Historic Places. There are scenic limestone bluffs, a rock quarry, lake views and an abundance of wildlife, Guertin says. There is nothing better on a beautiful day than a hike around the lake. Georgia. Have you ever thought it would be cool to hike the Appalachian Trail, but know youd never have the time? You dont have to do all of it, and you can bring your dog on most sections of the trail. In Georgia, check out 5.7-mile Appalachian Trail, Jarrard Trail and Slaughter Creek loop, which begins and ends at Lake Winfield Scott. Maryland. For nearly 100 years, the C&O Canal through the Potomac River Valley was an important transportation route for coal and other goods. Now its the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historic Park, with a nearly 185mile towpath from Washington, D.C., to Cumberland, Maryland. The gentle and mostly level trail is dog-friendly and offers stunning scenery and abundant wildlife. Try the 3.2-mile Gold Mine Loop that begins at the Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center. Dogs are not allowed on section A of Billy Goat Trail or on the overlook trail to Great Falls. Maine. Acadia National Park encompasses 74 square miles of Mount Desert Island, and its very likely the most dog-friendly national park. Dogs and their people have access to 100 miles of hiking trails and 45 miles of crushedrock carriage roads. Schooner Head Path offers ocean, forest and mountain views at Schooner Head Overlook. The easy one-way trail runs 5.4 miles to Bar Harbor. Pets of the Week>> Charlie is a handsome boxer mix who is about 2 years old and weighs 61 pounds. Hes friendly and affectionate, knows the basics and is medium energy. >> Emma is a sweet 3-year-old domestic medium hair with beautiful golden eyes and lovely markings. >> Kipper is a happy 2-year-old terrier bully mix who weighs 63 pounds. Hes calm, good on his leash and eager to please. >> Opie is a 5 -year-old tuxedo domestic shorthair with bright yellow eyes and a beautiful rich coat. He loves to play and purrs to the touch.To adopt or foster a petThis weeks pets are from Collier County Domestic Animal Services. Adoption fees for cats are $60 and dogs are $85 and include sterilization surgery, vaccinations, pet license, ID microchip and a bag of food. Visit DAS at 7610 Davis Blvd. from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. MondaySaturday. Adoptable dogs and cats from DAS are also at For Footed Friends in Marquesa Plaza on Livingston Road from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the rst Saturday of every month. For more information, call 252-7387 or visit colliergov.net/pets. Keep dogs leashed on hikes to protect them from wildlife and vice versa.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 5, 2016 NEWS A31 www.oaktreedentistrynaples.com 90 Cypress Way East #20 Naples FL (Across From Sams Club) 239-596-5771 Insurance Processing Early Morning Appointments Brought to you by: Thursday, October 13, 2016 Reception 5:30 p.m. Presentation 6:00 p.m. IBERIABANK, 3838 Tamiami Trail N., NaplesReservations are requested by calling (239) 403-5123. Advanced age-related Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of irreversible blindness and visual impairment in the world. It is estimated that as many as 11 million are afflicted by some form of this disease in the United States alone. Join us as Stephen G. Schwartz, M.D., MBA, Medical Directory of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Naples, will discuss the risk factors associated with macular degeneration, treatment options, ways to reduce its progression and support for patients and their caregivers. Macular DegenerationStephen G. Schwartz, M.D., MBA, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute& Health Plus Lecture THE DIVA DIARIESMourning the Brangelina splitI was always Team Jolie. I realize thats a largely unpopular position, being that shes an alleged husband stealer and all, but I cant help it I really liked her and Brad together. Yes, Im referring to this couple Ive never even come close to meeting as if they live next door. They dont, obviously. BUT, I once sat next to Kirsten Dunst at a fundraiser, and she was in Interview with the Vampire with Brad Pitt, so since thats only one degree of separation, I feel invested in Brads life. OK, thats not exactly true, but what is it about failed celebrity marriages that makes us, well, sad inside? When I lamented the Brangelina split last week on social media, most of the responses, especially from women, ranged from mild disappointment to extended words in all caps, like, NOOOOOOOOO!!! My Facebook friends were not learning that their grandmas had passed away; they were receiving the news that two movie stars had split up. One friend said simply, Love is dead (insert sad face emoji). Of course there were some who commented, Who cares? and even, Dont we all have better things to care about? While I suppose we do, I still think my friend Tracy had a point when she chimed in: What were talking about talking about when were talking about celebrity breakups is our own fear that romantic love isnt lasting. Like, if people with 17 nannies and a gazillion dollars and serious plastic surgery and more houses than they can count cant do it, whats the hope for us mere mortals? Isnt that pretty much the long and the short of it? The day after the split was announced, a girlfriend and I were talking on the phone. You know me. I was solidly Team Aniston all the way. Shes Americas sweetheart, she declared. Brad was a cheater and Angie was a skanky man-stealer. But as they adopted more and more little children and did all that humanitarian work, I thought, Maybe they really ARE going to save the world and raise a good, solid family. And besides, poor Jen finally found someone to marry her, so I thought shed be OK. And I decided that Brangelina were what true love was supposed to be. Then they up and get divorced on us. Its just sad, she concluded with a sniffle. Back in 1998 when Dennis Rodman and Carmen Electra got married, we expected them to get divorced after nine days, and they did; Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock lasted 122 days, and that they made it THAT long was surprising; same with Renee Zellweger and Kenny Chesney, who were only married for four months. I mean, they didnt even make sense. But Brad and Angelina seemed like they were in it for the long haul. And when they finally made it legal just two years ago, she in a wedding gown covered in drawings by their half a dozen kids, well, I thought surely there would eventually be a Mr. and Mrs. Smith sequel. There just arent that many glamorous Hollywood couples anymore. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid all uncoupled and kaput. Perhaps the era of the Hollywood power couple has come to an end. This past weekend, Todd and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary. If we were movie stars, that might set a record. Alas, we only have one dwelling, no staff and (so far) no plastic surgery. And while the Jolie-Pitts spent their honeymoon on the Maltese island of Gozo, Todd and I spent ours in the exotic land of Sarasota. Maybe marriages are less complicated when life is simpler. But if thats the case, then you might want to brace yourself for the inevitable end of Kim and Kanye someday, when love will, indeed, be dead because I fear those two whack-a-doodles were absolutely made for each other. Stay strong, Mr. and Mrs. West. Ciao for now, my lovelies! Stay tuned for another divalicious diary entry next week stephanieDAVIS firstname.lastname@example.org DAN KOSMAYER / SHUTTERSTOCKHappier days when Brangelina graced the red carpet for the screening of Moneyball.
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Four early-stage entrepreneurs will vie for Most InvestibleT2, the Tamiami II Florida Angel Fund, and the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce present VenturePitch SWFL 4Q16 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida.Four early-stage entrepreneurs will compete for the title of Most Investible in this Shark Tank-style event by pitching their business plans to a panel of judges. The audience will also participate by voting one company as the Audience Award recipient.Early-bird tickets purchased before Oct. 10 start at $50 and include light refreshments. For reservations or more information, visit napleschamber.org/events. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 5, 2016 BUSINESS B3 Encore Realty, LLC | 2240 Venetian Court, Naples, FL 34109Cell: 239.537.5351 | Encore-Realty.com 434 3rd Avenue South LISTED AT $4,700,000 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 Exposure489 1st Ave South LISTED AT $4,090,000 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 pool2025 Crayton Rd. LISTED AT $3,925,000 4,179 sq. ft. Under Air; 6,270 sq. ft Total 4 Bedrooms + 2 Lofts, 4 Full Baths, 2 Half Baths Oversized Corner Lot with Southern Exposure Spacious Outdoor Area Fully FurnishedDante DiSabatoBroker Associate 3435 Gordon Drive LISTED AT $13,995,0007,472 sq. ft. under air, 15,157 sq. ft. total 6 Bedrooms + Den and Flex Space 7 Full Baths, 3 Half Baths Gulf View Follow me on: *Prices and/or renderings are subject to change without notice.354 3rd Avenue South LISTED AT $1,950,000 Listed at: 2,150,000 3120 Sq. Ft. A/C 3587 Sq. Ft. Total 3 Bedrooms, 3 Fulls Baths 3 Blocks from the Beach with Southwest Exposure Charming Olde Naples Living t e D i S a b a t o Br o k e r A ssoc i a t e pgp g Four-week ESL for professionals class offered at FGCU Naples CenterFlorida Gulf Coast University hosts a professional development workshop, ESL: English as a Second Language for Professionals, Oct. 17-Nov. 10. Offered by the universitys Office of Continuing Education & Off-Campus Programs, class will meet from 6-8:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at the FGCU Naples Center, 1010 Fifth Ave. S. Participants in the intermediate level ESL course will develop speaking, listening, reading and writing English language skills for communicating with management, colleagues and/or customers in the workplace. The course is designed for employees, managers or professionals who either already use English in their work or hope to find a job by improving their English; participants may be currently employed or seeking employment. Program instructor Barbara White Crockett is a TEFL/ESL certified career counselor and English language coach. As founder and principal of BWC International, a global executive recruiting and human resources consulting firm, she has more than 30 years of corporate experience and has hired top talent for major organizations worldwide. Tuition is $295. To register or for more information, call 425-3270, email email@example.com, or go to fgcu.edu.
B4 BUSINESS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 5, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY I was formed in 1930 by three fruit enthusiasts. Today Im a cooperative of more than 700 grower families in the U.S., Canada and Chile. Im the worlds main producer of juices made from my fruit of focus which is featured in more than 1,000 products in more than 100 countries. My first product was a jellied sauce. I introduced grapefruit juice in the 1970s and Craisins in 1993. I employ more than 2,000 people and sport close to 20 receiving and processing facilities. My headquarters, in Massachusetts, is surrounded by 16 acres of bogs and ponds. Who am I? Think you know the answer? Well announce it in next weeks edition. THE MOTLEY FOOLTo Educate, Amuse & Enrich Ask the Fool Fools School My Dumbest Investment The Motley Fool Take Name That Company Last weeks trivia answer Write to Us! Send questions for Ask the Fool, Dumbest (or Smartest) Investments (up to 100 words), and your Trivia entries to Fool@fool.com or via regular mail c/o Florida Weekly, attn: The Motley Fool. Sorry, we cant provide individual financial advice. Maximize Your 401(k)401(k) plans are critical retirementsavings tools for millions of Americans. Here are some tips to help you make the most of your 401(k) account. Start contributing to your companys plan as soon as you can, and do so aggressively. The more you sock away, the bigger your account can grow and the more tax savings you can achieve. For 2016, the maximum contribution is $18,000. Those 50 or older can contribute an additional $6,000. Roth 401(k)s are becoming more prevalent, so see if your employer offers that option. They work much like Roth IRAs, accepting post-tax money (with no upfront tax break) and offering taxfree withdrawals in retirement. If your employer matches your contributions, take full advantage of that its free money. For example, if your employer will add $2,500 to a $5,000 contribution you make, youve just earned an instant, risk-free return of 50 percent! Thats hard to beat. Know that over the long run, stocks beat most other investments. Unfortunately, a lot of 401(k) money is invested (often by default) in slowgrowing bond funds or money market investments. The further away your retirement is, the more you can have in stocks. Look for a low-fee S&P 500 index fund in your 401(k) offerings, as it beats the vast majority of mutual funds over the long run. If your 401(k) plan doesnt include an index fund based on the S&P 500 or the broader U.S. or global stock market, ask if one can be added. For maximum growth, plan to leave your money in your account for as long as possible. Dont borrow from your account unless its really an emergency. Take action now, and your retirement may be much more comfortable. For concise and practical guidance about 401(k)s and retirement in general, along with recommended stocks and mutual funds, try our Rule Your Retirement newsletter for free at fool.com/shop/ newsletters. Very, Very StupidI invested in a company that was developing lipid-based therapies to treat diseases. Many in the market didnt think its technologies would work, some institutional investors didnt think they worked and one of the companys first studies failed. The company executed a reverse split of its shares, and the founder and CEO resigned. Despite all that, I not only bought shares, but sold shares in a stronger company so that I could buy more shares of the biotech outfit. I was very, very stupid. I learned not to average down, adding more shares as a stocks price sinks, and instead to add to my positions in winners. Steve Woodward, TallahasseeThe Fool Responds: This is a classic kind of penny stock to avoid. The company is still around, but it has been burning through cash while its formulas go through required clinical testing before seeking FDA approval. It just announced that its merging with another, more deep-pocketed company. Youre right that its often regrettable to throw good money after bad, averaging down on a stock. (The term refers to the fact that your average price paid per share falls as you buy more shares at lower prices.) Beware of reverse splits, too, as theyre typically executed by companies in trouble and you were smart to look for significant insider ownership of shares, as that means that managements interests are aligned with yours. Microsofts Plans Are Paying OffMicrosoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) is undergoing big changes that include becoming a major player in cloud computing. In its recently reported fourth quarter, Microsofts intelligent cloud segment sales increased 10 percent in constant currency to $6.7 billion and helped offset headwinds from a slowing PC business, resulting in overall year-over-year companywide revenue growth of 5 percent.Microsoft thinks it can generate $20 billion in commercial cloud revenue in 2018, and if so, that would mean some pretty nice upside for that business. Commercial cloud sales were running at an annualized $12.1 billion clip last quarter. Fueling that growth will be its Office 365 software subscription service and Azure, its app-building and management solution. Last quarter, commercial Office 365 sales surged 54 percent and Azure sales more than doubled from year-ago levels. The company should also enjoy sales and profit tailwinds from growth in its Surface laptops, Xbox Live and internet search businesses. Surface sales increased 9 percent, Xbox Live monthly users grew 33 percent and search revenue rose 16 percent year over year last quarter. Overall, Microsoft is generating $5.5 billion in quarterly free cash flow. With a recent dividend yield of 2.5 percent and with $100 billion in cash, its able to make big acquisitions and is likely to remain one of the most dividend-friendly companies in technology. (The Motley Fool owns shares of Microsoft.) I trace my roots back to the 1847 opening of a workshop in Berlin. My founder developed the improved pointer telegraph machine and also a gutta-percha press with which to insulate copper wires. He also introduced profit sharing to his employees in 1866. I electrified Ireland in the 1920s and was an early maker of memory chips. Today Im a global force in electrification, automation and digitalization, churning out energy-efficient technologies for energy, health care and other industries. I employ more than 300,000 workers in more than 200 nations and rake in around $84 billion annually. My name evokes sailors. Who am I? (Answer: Siemens AG) Cheaper Isnt Always BetterQSince I dont have much money, Im interested in investing in stocks that cost only a few dollars each, at most. Which do you recommend? K.R., Syracuse, New YorkAYoure asking about penny stocks, which trade for less than about $5 per share. Theyre generally best avoided, as they can be extremely volatile, risky and easily manipulated. Theyve caused many naive investors to lose most of their investments. Fortunately, you dont need to focus on low-priced stocks if you dont have much money. You can buy 5,000 shares of stock for 50 cents each, only to see them fall in value, when the same $2,500 spent to buy 25 shares of a $100 stock might see it double over a few years. A stocks price doesnt tell you much by itself. A $200 stock might look pricey, but if the companys shares are really worth $300 each, its a bargain. Pricelines shares recently traded near $1,400 apiece, but five years ago they were near $500. Penny stocks entice people with the thought of owning thousands of shares. Its not the number of shares that matter, though its their health and performance. ***QI see that Ford Motor Companys volume is 34,900,000. What does that mean? M.T., Riverside, CaliforniaAIt means that about 35 million shares of stock traded hands in the last trading day or perhaps thats a three-month average. Volume can vary widely AT&T recently averaged about 21 million shares per day, versus close to 9 million for Visa and a little more than 2 million for United Parcel Service. If a stocks volume is much higher than its average, then something is probably going on, such as good or bad news. Want more information about stocks? Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This all dawned on me when I sent my wife a picture of my filet mignon from a business trip in Singapore. She responded with a picture of the mac n cheese and hot dogs she was eating with our kids. Clearly something was off. This reminded me of the value of working on relationships. I began rebuilding the relationship with my wife, my kids, my business partners and my team. Whats more, I actually started looking at these relationships as something to be developed and analyzed. I finally realized that relationships dont take care of themselves. I now have meaningful, individualized and long-lasting relationships with the people in my life because I live for others. And that, my friends, is the one thing we all need to do every day. Heres how I live for others now. 1. Reach out to people. The expression lets get together sometime has become clich for one reason: little to no follow through. Our Google Calendars get so packed with appointments and conference calls that we forget to include a wildly important component to our day: maintaining existing relationships and creating new ones. Keep a list of your 20 closest friends and 10 people you want to get to know better, and reach out to one of those people a day. Show your friends you care by asking how theyre doing and whats new in their life. Ask the people you want to build relationships with what you can do for them. Genuine focus on the other person shows how committed you are to the relationship. Youll also maintain awareness of whats going on. 2. Be there for others. Do you have a person in your life that you lean on? This is the person you call immediately without even thinking about it because theyre consistently there for you. Be that person for others. You can do this by just making time for them. As entrepreneurs, time is the best gift we can give. If someone calls, if a staff member comes into your office, make time for them. Be engaged. Dont cut one meeting short for the upcoming meeting. Just plan better, provide support and counsel. 3. Focus on the value delivered, not taken. Relationships are a two-way street. Imagine how strong a relationship would be if you both approached it selflessly. Stop thinking about what you can gain from the relationship; instead, focus on what youre bringing to the table. Its not about you. Its about them. If you find yourself drifting off when someones talking to you, remind yourself of this and regain focus. Building a relationship is about having a real conversation and making a connection. We talk about the importance of relationships all the time. Network, build your collection of business cards, connect with colleagues on LinkedIn and follow people within your niche on Twitter. If were not going to nurture and value these relationships, whats the point? Matt Stewart is co-founder of College Works Painting, a house-painting company that provides business experience for thousands of college students each year. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 5, 2016 BUSINESS B5WORTHFrom page 1 New in Business Elegant Style Nail Salon has opened in The Village on Venetian Bay. Board Appointments Friends of Foster Children Forever welcomes Rosemary Hammar, Craig Harrington and Mary Pisarczyk as new board members. A real estate professional with John R. Wood Properties, Ms. Hammar has supported of FFCFs programs for several years and in 2016 launched the Fostering Change Luncheon to honor the caregivers of foster children. Mr. Harrington is a CPA and financial controller for Designers Rug Center. Ms. Pisarczyk is a retired English teacher and a community patron to several charities in Naples and Michigan. Health Care Dr. Brent Lovett has returned to the David Lawrence Center as senior childrens psychiatrist. In addition to providing outpatient psychiatric services to children and adolescents, he will play an integral role in launching the new childrens partial hospitalization program later this fiscal year. Dr. Lovetts position is funded in part by the Naples Children and Education Foundation, founder of the Naples Winter Wine Festival. Dr. Lovett most recently had a private practice in Naples for several years, before which he served as the DLCs chief medical officer, medical director, childrens medical director and child staff psychiatrist for a total of nine years. He earned both his bachelors degree and medical degree from the University of Kansas and completed his post-graduate work in general psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry at Kansas University. He was a major in the United States Army Reserves and served in the war in Iraq. The Neighborhood Health Clinic welcomes the following new staff members: Damon Burkhart as director of the clinics medication room. Mr. Burkhart earned a doctorate of pharmacy from the University of Florida in 2003 and moved to Naples in 2010. Tracy Ramsay as care coordinator. Ms Ramsay has worked in health care since 1979 and holds a bachelors degree and a masters degree in nursing. In addition to clinical work, she will serve as the clinics director of program Development. She is an assistant professor at Hodges University and an adjunct faculty member at Herzing University in Menomonee Falls, Wis. Elvis Barrera, part-time medical administrative support. Mr. Barrera has been a volunteer interpreter at the clinic since 2015. He is working toward a bachelors degree in biology at Florida Gulf Coast University, where he is vice president of the Student National Minority Association for Pre-medical Students. He graduated from Lely High School and Florida SouthWestern State College. Carina Cardillo, part-time support with events, social media and development. Ms. Cardillo holds bachelors and masters degrees from the University of South Alabama, is certified in Gerontology and has training in therapeutic recreation specializing in spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury. She also earned juris doctor and MBA degrees from Willamette University. Marissa Petralia, Ph.D., has moved Premier Psychology from the Tampa Bay area to 804 Anchor Rode Drive in Naples. Ms. Petralia earned her doctorate from Florida State University and also received specialized training at The Johns Hopkins University and The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt in Baltimore. Her practice provides individual therapy to adolescents and adults and also offers group therapy for individuals with eating disorder concerns. Hospitality Veronica Devine has been named executive chef for the outdoor bar and grille opening in November at Winding Cypress, a DiVosta community off Collier Boulevard in Naples. Ms. Devine was previously the head chef at Caf Verona at DiVostas Verona Walk. She has more than 20 years of experience as a chef, including posts at The Ritz-Carlton, Grey Oaks Country Club, Pelican Isle Yacht Club and Audubon Country Club. She received her culinary training in The Ritz-Carlton Five Star Program and is a Florida certified professional food manager. Kevin Hayes has joined Stage Deli Fine Foods in Mercato as chef de cuisine. Mr. Hayes has more than 30 years of experience working for private country clubs and restaurants in Florida and New York. Gaston Sanchez has joined Tarpon Bay at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point as chef de cuisine. He relocated from South Beach and trained with Ferran Adri. Liana Melle has been named general manager of DAmico & Partners Naplesbased Lurcat Catering. Ms. Melle will oversee operations at Fogg Caf at Naples Botanical Garden as well as client events at the garden and other venues and private gatherings. She brings to the role nearly 15 years of banquet and event operations management experience at upscale venues in Naples and Marco Island, including her most recent role at the Naples Lakes Country Club. Law Travis Hayes, a wills, trusts and estates attorney and a partner of Lile & Hayes in Naples, has been appointed cochair of The Florida Bars Probate Rules Committee by the president of The Florida Bar. He is a member of the Executive Council for the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar and serves as vice chair of both the Legislation Committee and Probate Law and Procedure Committee. A past chair of the Trusts & Estates Section of the Collier County Bar Association, he serves on the board of directors of the CCBA. A graduate of the University of Florida Levin College of Law, Mr. Hayes previously served as a principal in the Naples office of Cummings & Lockwood, LLC. Matt Goodwin of Goodwin Law, P.A., has been named chair of the Collier County Bar Associations Real Estate Section. Additionally, Mr. Goodwin recently became of counsel to The Boatman Law Firm. Rachael Loukonen, a director in the Naples office of Cohen & Grigsby, P.C., has been elected to serve a three-year term on the Executive Council of the Trial Lawyers Section of The Florida Bar. Nonpro t Organizations Amanda Kelley has joined the Naples Art Association as accounting manager to oversee all aspects of daily, monthly and fiscal accounting for the association. Ms. Kelley previously served as the director of corporate accounting for Naples Hotel Group and as a staff accountant and office administrator for FactRight, LLC. She earned a bachelors degree in managerial accoun ting from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minn. Collier Child Care Resources welcomes nine new businesses to the CCCR Business 100, bringing the total to 77. The goal is to attain 100 members for this group comprised of local businesses, foundations and civic associations that make an annual contribution to CCCRs early learning programs. The newest members are: Charlie McDonald Photography, Healthcare Network of SWFL, Luckys Market, Naples Luxury Imports, Purpose Journey Seasons 52, Sherwin-Williams, Shulas Naples and Soukup Strategic Solutions. ON THE MOVELOVETT PETRALIA DEVINE HAYES MELLE HAYES LOUKONEN KELLY
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VISIT WWW.DWANAPLES.COM FOR INFORMATION ON THESE AND OTHER MEDITERRA PROPERTIESDAVID WILLIAM AUSTON, PA MEDITERRA RESIDENT, GOLF MEMBER & REAL ESTATE SPECIALISTASSISTING IN OVER 100 CLOSED MEDITERRA TRANSACTIONS SINCE 2011 AMERIVEST REALTY | Of ce: 239.280.5433 Cortile at Mediterra5,464 SQ FT | $3,595,000 Bellezza at Mediterra4,517 SQ FT | $1,849,000 Porta Vecchio at Mediterra2,589 SQ FT | $579,000 Porta Vecchio at Mediterra2,589 SQ FT | $599,000 NEW PRICE! PENDING! WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 5, 2016 | B7WWW.FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM REAL ESTATEFLORIDA WEEKLYExisting-home sales soften again in August NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORSExisting-home sales eased up in August for the second consecutive month despite mortgage rates near record lows as higher home prices and not enough inventory for sale kept some would-be buyers at bay, according to the National Association of Realtors. Only the Northeast region, where inventory is more adequate, saw a monthly increase in closings in August. Total existing-home sales completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops declined 0.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.33 million in August from a downwardly revised 5.38 million in July. Sales are at their second-lowest pace of 2016, but are still slightly higher (0.8 percent) than a year ago (5.29 million). Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, says recent job growth is not yielding higher home sales. Healthy labor markets in most the country should be creating a sustained demand for home purchases, Mr. Yun says. However, theres no question that after peaking in June, sales in a majority of the country have inched backward because inventory isnt picking up to tame price growth and replace whats being quickly sold. Hopes of a meaningful sales breakthrough as a result of this summers historically low mortgage rates failed to materialize, he adds, because supply and affordability restrictions continue to keep too many would-be buyers on the sidelines. The median existing-home price for all housing types in August was $240,200, up 5.1 percent from August 2015 ($228,500). Augusts price increase marks the 54th consecutive month of year-over-year gains. SEE NAR, B10 House Hunting 487 Palo Verde Drive The VineyardsWith three bedrooms plus a den and 2 baths, this Rutenberg Homes Aberdeen floor plan has more than 3,000 square feet. Its in the gated, 43-home enclave of Palo Verde in the heart of The Vineyards, overlooking a lake and the third fairway of the communitys north golf course. The spacious living room has a dry bar and twostory windows that allow the natural light to filter in. The kitchen/breakfast room has plenty of workspace and storage, and the adjacent laundry room has a second refrigerator. The first-floor master suite overlooks the lanai and pool. The second floor has a large loft area as well as the second and third bedrooms and full bath. Scott Leiti of McQuaid & Company has the listing for $695,000. For more information, call 628-6181 or email scott@ mcquaidco.com.
WE MAKE IT EASY. YOU MAKE IT HOME. RoyalShellSales.com 239.261.9101For Rentals Call239.213.3311Florida: Bonita Springs/Estero, Cape Coral, Captiva Island, Fort Myers, Naples/Marco Island, Ocala and Sanibel Island North Carolina: Cashiers/Lake Glenville, Highlands, Sapphire Valley/Lake Toxaway NAPLES Timeless Elegance, 8 BR, 8 Full BA, 2 Powder BA Overlooking Golf Course, Preserve w/Sunset Skies $9,250,000 MLS 215050309 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 ESTUARY AT GREY OAKS NAPLES 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Bathrooms, Furnished Commanding Views of the Gulf $1,099,000 MLS 215056701 Doug Haughey 239.961.1561 PELICAN BAY SANCTUARY Beautiful Lake View 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Condo w/Carport $480,000 MLS 216029881 Jim Hiester 239.919.9508 PELICAN BAY NAPLES Immaculate 3 BR, 2 BA Condo Gorgeous Golf Views $269,900 MLS 216034095 Dodona Roboci, The Roboci Team 239.776.8123 HERITAGE GREENS BONITA Beautifully Upgraded Pool Home 2 BR + Den/Home Office, 2 BA $499,900 MLS 216026141 Jim Griffith, Boeglin Team 239.322.2409 MARBELLA AT SPANISH WELLS WILD PINES 2 BR, 2 BA, 1,268 S.F., Completely Remodeled Turnkey, SW Exposure & Golf Course View $325,000 MLS 216019012 Sandy Kass, The Fagan Team 239.292.4004 BONITA BAY BONITA Furnished 3 BR + Den, 3 BA Pool & Spa in Spacious Screened Lanai $529,900 MLS 216027896 The Boeglin Team 239.287.6414 SPANISH WELLS ESTERO 2 BR + Den, 2 BA Penthouse End Unit Walk to Shopping, Movies, 20+ Restaurants $327,000 MLS 216005294 Gary Ryan 239.273.6796 THE RESIDENCE AT COCONUT POINT CONNORS New Coastal Contemporary Home 7 Suites Perfect for Lg. Family Corporate Retreat $4,200,000 MLS 216048788 Patti Fortune & Charles Goff 239.272.8494 VANDERBILT BEACH SAN MARINO Great Golf Course Views 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Carriage House $949,900 MLS 216045534 Kathy Mahoney 239.404.0677 PELICAN BAY BORDEAUX CLUB 3rd Floor, 2 BR, 2 BA Condo Furnished w/Extra Storage $459,000 MLS 216025749 Liz Appling 239.272.7201 MOORINGS WATERFRONT NAPLES Furnished 2nd Floor Unit 2 BR, 2 BA, Great Golf Course Views $195,000 MLS 215072044 Liz Appling 239.272.7201 GLADES GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB BONITA Updated 3 BR, 3 BA w/Pool & Spa Southern Exposure & Golf Course Views $479,000 MLS 216051727 The Boeglin Team 239.287.6414 SPANISH WELLS BONITA Large Estate Home Building Lot Private, Gated Golf Course Community $299,500 MLS 216050124 The Bordner Team 239.989.8829 PALMIRA GOLF & CC NAPLES 1-Story Mansion with 6,900 S.F. Under Air Prime Lakefront Site & Impressive Curb Appeal $2,400,000 MLS 216034504 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 QUAIL WEST EVERGLADES CITY Gateway to the 10,000 Islands Building & Land Suitable for Restaurant $699,000 MLS 216047741 Kurt Petersen 239.777.0408 DOWNTOWN MAIN STREET CIRCLE NAPLES World Class Golf & Amenities Galore Spacious 3 BR, 3.5 BA $425,000 MLS 216023913 Starr Whiting 239.404.1219 HAMMOCK BAY GLEN LAKES Custom Executive Estate, 4 BR + Den, 4 BA 4,174 S.F. Living Area, SE Lanai, 3-Car Garage $1,550,000 MLS 216013634 Greg Lewis, The Lewis Team 239.287.1158 SHADOW WOOD AT THE BROOKS ESTERO 4 BR, Study, Bonus Rm., Family Rm., 3 BA Waterfront, Maintenance Free, Gated Community $459,900 MLS 216029577 Jamie Lienhardt 239.565.4268 ROOKERY POINTE MARBELLA Investor's Dream 1st Floor, 3 BR, 2 BA, 2-Car Garage $297,000 MLS 216031021 Darlene Rice 239.325.3537 SPANISH WELLS
COQUINA SANDS Visit 680YuccaRoad.com for Details Large Corner Homesite, 14.5 Foot Elevation $1,575,000 MLS 216053175 Gary, Jeff & Becky Jaarda 239.273.4596 NAPLES RESERVE II The Ultimate Sophisticated Coach Home 3 BR + Den, 3 BA w/Over $300,000 in Upgrades $675,000 MLS 216021145 Steve Suddeth & Dodona Roboci 239.784.0693 BANYAN WOODS BOAT SLIP #17 One of the Few Live Aboard Slips in Naples 70' x 18.5' Slip 15 Minutes/2 Miles to Gulf $375,000 MLS 215070089 Steve Suddeth & Dodona Roboci 239.784.0693 OLD NAPLES SEAPORT LITTLE HICKORY ISLAND Amazing Investment Opportunity w/Rental History 3 Units, Each 2 BR, 2 BA, Approx. 1,100 S.F. $995,000 MLS 216041946 Loretta Young, Team LaVita 239.450.5022 NEW PRICE BONITA BEACH SAVONA 3 Bedrooms + Den, Over 1,900 S.F. Beautiful Pool, 2-Car Garage $425,900 MLS 216040869 Ann Spellman 239.841.0240 GRANDEZZA BONITA Spacious 4 BR, 2 BA, 2nd Floor Condo 1,841 S.F. Under Air, 1-Car Attached Garage $289,000 MLS 216031503 Sue Ellen Mathers 239.877.2726 SERRANO NAPLES Prestigious Downtown Location on Quiet Street Spacious, Updated, Single Family, Pool Home $1,395,000 MLS 216047112 Liz Appling 239.272.7201 PARK SHORE NAPLES Lowest Priced Camelot Townhouse Amenities Galore $650,000 MLS 216023509 Vito Bauer 239.777.7080 PELICAN BAY AVALON NAPLES 5 BR, 3 BA w/Golf Course Views Beautifully Appointed, Must See to Believe $359,000 MLS 216040155 Dodona Roboci, The Roboci Team 239.776.8123 NEW PRICE VALENCIA COUNTRY CLUB TAMARIND TRACE Quiet Wooded Lot with Park Next Door Private Pool/Spa Surrounded by Lush Vegetation $798,000 MLS 216051235 Gary Ryan 239.273.6796 SHADOW WOOD AT THE BROOKS SANDPIPER GREENS Former Model, Numerous Upgrades, SS Appliances 3 BR, 3 Full BA in a Desirable Community $419,900 MLS 216057669 Larry Bell 239.919.4404 PELICAN LANDING FORT MYERS BEACH Magnificent Waterfront on 1.5 Acre 6 BR, 5 Full BA, 2 Half BA, 3-Car Garage $3,595,000 MLS 216058559 Roger Stening 239.770.4707 NEW LISTING OLD PELICAN BAY PARK SHORE 3 Bedrooms + Den, 3.5 Bathrooms, 2-Car Garage Soaring Ceilings, Great Floor Plan $1,175,000 MLS 216008506 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 LUSSO VILLAS NAPLES Only 1.5 Acre Estate Lot Available in Quail West SW View of Natures Preserve $649,900 MLS 215037436 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 QUAIL WEST NAPLES 1st Floor End Unit 1,609 S.F., 3 Bedrooms & 1-Car Garage $329,900 MLS 216044532 Patti Fortune & Charles Goff 239.272.8494 MARBELLA LAKES BONITA Boaters Direct Gulf Access 4 BR, 3 BA, 3-Car Garage, Dock, Tiki Bar, Pool/Spa $659,000 MLS 216029712 Darlene Rice 239.325.3537 CEDAR CREEK ESTERO Spacious 2nd Floor Unit w/Upgrades Enjoy Long Lake Views & Majestic Sunsets $379,900 MLS 216058652 Jim Westerfield Realty Team 239.287.6617 NEW LISTING MEADOWS OF ESTERO FORT MYERS BEACH 2 BR, 2 BA 1,450 S.F. Under Air Lanai w/Water Views $449,900 MLS 216031502 Sue Ellen Mathers 239.877.2726 ISLAND BEACH CLUB NAPLES 4 BR, 4 BA, 1 Acre in Highly Sought AfterFour Seasons Amazing Commercial Size Pool & Infinity Edge Spa $1,150,000 MLS 216054371 Doug Haughey 239.961.1561 FOUR SEASONS NAPLES Rarely Offered, 3 BR, 2 Full BA Luxury Resort, Walk to 5th Ave. $575,000 MLS 216046244 Roger Stening 239.770.4707 NAPLES BAY RESORT NAPLES 400 Steps to 5th Ave. S. 2 BR, 2 BA Townhouse $329,000 MLS 216032869 Roger Stening 239.770.4707 BEAUMER BONITA Priced to Sell, Upgrades Galore, 2,562 S.F. 3 BR + Den, 2.5 BA, Salt Water Self Cleaning Pool $569,000 MLS 216015458 Linda Ramsey 239.405.3054 HAWTHORNE OAKWOOD 1st Floor, 3 BR, 2 BA, End Coach Home 2-Car Side Loading Garage, Landscaped Views $379,000 MLS 216022214 Cathy Lieberman & Cindy Reiff 239.777.2441 BONITA BAY FORT MYERS Pool Home Overlooking Long Lake Views 2,273 S.F. Under Air, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms $355,000 MLS 216035684 Pam Olsen 239.464.6873 EMERALD PINES
Total housing inventory at the end of August fell 3.3 percent to 2.04 million existing homes available for sale. Now 10.1 percent lower than a year ago (2.27 million), this number has declined yearover-year for 15 straight months. Unsold inventory is at a 4.6-month supply at the current sales pace, which is down from 4.7 months in July. The share of first-time buyers was 31 percent in August, which is down from 32 percent both in July and a year ago. First-time buyers represented 30 percent of sales in all of 2015. Its very concerning to see that inventory conditions not only show no signs of improving but have actually worsened in recent months from their already suppressed levels a year ago, Mr. Yun says. While recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that household incomes rose strongly last year, home prices are still outpacing incomes in many metro areas because of the persistent shortage of new and existing homes for sale. Without more supply, the U.S. homeownership rate will remain near 50-year lows, Mr. Yun says. According to Freddie Mac, the average commitment rate for a 30-year, conventional, fixed-rate mortgage was 3.44 percent in August for the second con-NARFrom page 7 B10 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 5, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY JackiStrategos.com Today! Gorgeous 3BR/2BA plus den in impeccable condition. Huge, built-in wall unit oor-to-ceiling. Truly as must see. 7522 GARIBALDI COURT $459,900 LOVELY VIEW Really charming 2nd- oor unit in great complex. Lovely views. Deeded carport that can be sold separately. GLENEAGLES (DEERWOOD) $188,000 EAT-IN KITCHENRichard DrosteREALTOR239email@example.com Jacki Strategos GRI, CREN 239-370-1222JStrategos@att.net Jackistrategos239 South end unit in gated complex. Spacious master suite with large master bath. Tastefully furnished. Great amenities. DELA PARK PLACE #204 $645,000 BREATHTAKING VIEW Pride in ownership. Custom home with quick out to Gulf. Dock/lift/2 jet-ski lifts. Sun room, 3BR/2BA. 1660 GALLEON COURT $874,500 BELOW APPRAISED VALUE Sue@SueMyhelic.com SueMyhelic.com Stonebridge $599,900Beautifully furnished villa! 3BR, 2BA pool home with fabulous golf course view. See it now! Oasis At Naples $149,000Updated & freshly painted 2BR, 2BA, 1st oor condo. Community clubhouse, tennis, pool/spa, exercise room. Cypress Woods Gold & C.C. $249,000Beautiful 3BR, 2BA, 1st oor end unit. Turnkey furnished, huge golf course view & golf equity. JUST DELIGHTFUL! NICE AMENITIES AND GOLF EQUITY! STEP INTO NAPLES LIVING!secutive month, remaining at its lowest rate since January 2013 (3.41 percent). The average commitment rate for all of 2015 was 3.85 percent. Properties typically stayed on the market for 36 days in August, unchanged from July and down considerably from a year ago (47 days). Short sales were on the market the longest at a median of 144 days in August, while foreclosures sold in 42 days and non-distressed homes took 35 days. Forty-six percent of homes sold in August were on the market for less than a month. Inventory data from realtor.com reveals that the metropolitan statistical areas where listings stayed on the market the shortest amount of time in August were San Francisco-OaklandHayward, Calif., San Jose-SunnyvaleSanta Clara, Calif. and Seattle-TacomaBellevue, Wash., all at a median of 33 days; Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, Colo., 36 days; and Vallejo-Fairfield, Calif., at a median of 37 days. All-cash sales were 22 percent of transactions in August, up from 21 percent in July and unchanged from a year ago. Individual investors, who account for many cash sales, purchased 13 percent of homes in August, up from 11 percent in July and 12 percent a year ago. Sixty-two percent of investors paid in cash in August. Distressed sales (foreclosures and short sales) were 5 percent of sales in August, the lowest since NAR began tracking in October 2008 and unchanged from last month and down from 7 percent a year ago. Four percent of August sales were foreclosures and 1 percent were short sales. Foreclosures sold for an average discount of 12 percent below market value in August (18 percent in July), while short sales were discounted 14 percent (16 percent in July). Single-family home sales declined 2.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.70 million in August from 4.81 million in July, but are still 0.6 percent above the 4.67 million pace a year ago. The median existing single-family home price was $242,200 in August, up 5.3 percent from August 2015. Existing condominium and co-op sales leaped 10.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 630,000 units in August from 570,000 in July, and are now 1.6 percent above August 2015 (620,000 units). The median existing condo price was $225,100 in August, which is 3.7 percent above a year ago.Regional breakdownAugust existing-home sales in the Northeast jumped 6.1 percent to an annual rate of 700,000, which is unchanged from a year ago. The median price in the Northeast was $274,100, which is 0.8 percent above August 2015. In the Midwest, existing-home sales decreased 0.8 percent to an annual rate of 1.27 million in August, but are still 0.8 percent above a year ago. The median price in the Midwest was $190,700, up 5.5 percent from a year ago. Existing-home sales in the South in August fell 2.7 percent to an annual rate of 2.16 million, but are still 0.9 percent above August 2015. The median price in the South was $209,700, up 6.7 percent from a year ago. Existing-home sales in the West lessened 1.6 percent to an annual rate of 1.20 million in August, but are still 0.8 percent higher than a year ago. The median price in the West was $347,400, which is 9.2 percent above August 2015. Two new home plans offered in D.R. Hortons Barrington CoveAs the North Naples community of Barrington Cove enters its final phase of new homes for sale, D.R. Hortons Southwest Florida division is introducing two new designs. The Clifton and Delray plans offer smart design and livability that is easy to maintain for those with an active lifestyle. Surrounding wooded areas and preserves also make Barrington Cove unique. With the addition of the Clifton and Delray, Barrington Cove now offers a portfolio of 10 home plans, ranging from 1,816 to 3,609 square feet. The Clifton features two bedrooms, two baths and a two-car garage. Hisand-her walk-in closets provide plenty of storage in the master suite, and an optional den or flex room could also be configured as a third bedroom. Both the Clifton and the Delray feature a welcoming front porch and a foyer that leads to the great room, open kitchen and dining area. The outdoor living spaces are well suited for entertaining or taking in the views. The Delray offers an additional bedroom. The public is invited to tour the professionally decorated 2,587-square-foot Bedford model at Barrington Cove. The two-story home has a spacious kitchen and caf that are open to a large great room and lanai, as well as a formal dining room. With three bedrooms and 2 baths, this plan offers the flexibility of open loft space, a two-car garage and an optional den. The entrance to Barrington Cove is two miles north of Immokalee Road on Livingston Road. To schedule a tour of the model Bedford model, call sales agent Angela Garzone at 287-9499. For more information, visit drhorton.com/ swfla. COURTESY PHOTOSThe Bedford fully furnished model is open for tours in Barrington Cove.
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ISLAND WALK4678 NAVASSA LN | $468,500 Move in condition, heated pool home with lake views. 3 bedroom plus den. Built in entertainment unit unit in great room, surround sound on lanai great room and den. Custom blinds throughout, crown molding, closet organizers in bedrooms. Patti Truman | 239.293.8228 ORCHARDS7780 GARDNER DR #103 | $255,000 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathroom plus den coach home. Turn-key furnished condo The kitchen has been completely renovated featuring new cherry cabinets, corian counters, and stainless steel appliances. Susan Heller | 239.248.8000 VINEYARDS6025 CHARDONNAY LN #104 | $225,000 Screened front entry, end unit with ample sitting area in front patio. Tiled kitchen with hard surface countertops, under mount sink, tile backsplash, glass display cabinets and dedicated pantry. Ton of cabinets for storage. Tyler and Eric Manring | 239.289.6915 or 239.289.6913 ROYAL WOOD5975 BLOOMFIELD CIR #C104 | $150,000 Fully Furnished Condo!! 1st Floor. 2 Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms eat-in Kitchen with a pass through Bar. Formal Foyer, Bright Open Living + Dining areas, Spacious Master Suite with a huge Walk-in Closet and tiled bathroom.Susan Heller | 239.248.8000 AVIANO12811 CARRINGTON CIR #1-201 | $399,000 11 ft ceilings, decorative archways and tons of storage space throughout. Kitchen is updated with granite, tile back splash s/s appliances and well designed island. Tyler and Eric Manring | 239.289.6915 or 239.289.6913 AVE MARIA5254 FERRARI AVE | $339,900 Barely lived in estate home comes with every upgrade. This nearly 3000sf home is built lighted trays and other upgrades. Susan Heller | 239.248.8000 OLDE NAPLES (MAIN) 821 5th Avenue South, Suite 102 VINEYARDS BONITA SPRINGS COMING SOON GOLDEN GATE ESTATES 885 5 Immokalee Rd, Suite 11 REAL ESTATE NEWSMAKERSFlorida Home Realty welcomes Julie Broadhurst, Monica Fowlds, Osi Germann and Julia Shelly as its newest agents. A native of London, Ms. Broadhurst is a five-year resident of Naples. Ms. Fowlds has more than 17 years of experience in the real estate industry and will server buyers and sellers in Estero, Fort Myers, Pine Island, Cape Coral, Naples and Bonita Springs. A Florida resident for more than 30 years, Ms. Germann holds a degree in marketing and business management from Florida Atlantic University. Ms. Shelly has been in the local real estate industry since 1995, specializing in North Naples from Pine Ridge Road to the Collier County line along U.S. 41. Mike Colquette, Jason Crockett and Louise Pace have joined Weichert, Realtors-On the Gulf at the agencys office at 2464 Vanderbilt Beach Road. Liz Biswurm, Mary Luz-Johnsen, Joe Mulino, Milda Pytlik, Debbie Rex Rob Ricca, Shane Spring and Brittany Turner have joined the sales team at Royal Shell Real Estate. Royal Shell Real Estate recognizes the following top producers for the month of August: Naples Park Shore office The Boeglin Team, top listing producers team; Gary Ryan, top listings producer individual; The Roboci Team, top sales producers team; and Pamela Olsen, top sales producer individual. Naples Fifth Avenue office The Jaarda Team, top listing producers team; Katie Brady Rigsby, top listings producer individual; The Taranto Team, top sales producers team; and Starr Whiting, top sales producer individual. Bonita Spring office The LaVita Team, top listing producers team; Gabe Mellein, top listings producer individual; The Westerfield Team, top sales producers team; and Greg Keck, top sales producer individual. Sanibel-Captiva office The McMurray & Nette Team, top listing producers team and top sales producers team; Andre Arensman, top listings producer individual; and Cindy Sitton, top sales producer individual. Fort Myers Office The Stoutenburgh International Group, top listing producers team; Tina Tusack, top listings producer individual and top sales producer individual and The Maatsch Team, top sales producers team. WCI Communities announces the following top producers for the month of August: Lisa Potts Arborwood Preserve; Shawn Ruhlman, Artesia Naples; Shoshana Yeager, Carrara and Viansa at Talis Park; Elise McMahon, Hampton Park; David Sanvidge, LaMorada Naples; Mendy Gordon Livingston Lakes; J a ckl yn Rogers, Pelican Preserve; Jamie Meisterheim, Raffia Preserve; Patrick Ruff, The Colony Golf & Bay Club; and Kim Feltis, Timberwood Preserve.
4 100 Rum Row Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 Web ID 215063307 $19,500,000 2700 Treasure Lane Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 Web ID 216034502 $4,500,000 Boulevard Club #506 Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 215073501 $1,295,000 Admiralty Point #204 Larry Roorda 239.860.2534 Web ID 216059651 $825,000 590 17th Avenue South Lisa Tashjian 239.259.7024 Web ID 215065961 $3,999,000 595 21st Avenue South Walter Patrick 239.325.9111 Web ID 216055775 $5,495,000 1265 Tuna Court Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 Web ID 216010879 $3,995,000 Lausanne #504N Dean Foster 239.269.2220 Web ID 216018070 $869,000 145 6th Street North Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 Web ID 216058410 $2,350,000 Villas Di Marino #1 Carol Sheehy 239.340.9300 Web ID 216050737 $1,899,000 Naples Marina Villas #4 Susie Culp 239.290.9000 Web ID 216058739 $635,000 2 280 Kingsh Road Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 216022578 $2,995,000 Casa Bella #2 Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 Web ID 216058985 $2,350,000 4501 Gulf Shore Boulevard North Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID PURO092116IHE $4,150,000 4301 Gulf Shore Boulevard North Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID KENT092216IHE $3,995,000 Colony Gardens #4053 Debbi/Marty McDermott 239.564.4231 Web ID 216025471 $1,249,000 3 10 Devils Bight Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 216021637 $6,500,000 403 Neapolitan Way Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 216015935 $3,995,000 St. Nicole #304 Laurie Zanelli 239.675.9777 Web ID 216057589 $659,000 LAmbiance #9-103 Ruth Trettis 239.571.6760 Web ID GAMB091416IHE $485,000 Remington #1104 Bordner/Hurvitz 239.560.2921 Web ID 216058185 $6,295,000 8 04 Tallow Tree Court J on Feins 239.687.9546 Web ID 216056451 $1,730,000 Mont Claire #N-101 Marilyn Moir 239.919.2400 Web ID 216059357 $545,000 9058 Shenendoah Circle Erik David Barber 323.513.6391 Web ID 216057409 $1,225,000 14820 Dockside Lane Lura Jones 239.370.5340 Web ID 216050668 $793,531 8 707 Purslane Drive T erri Moellers 239.404.7887 Web ID 216058333 $1,950,000 12640 Biscayne Court Tom/Tess McCarthy 239.243.5520 Web ID HARR090716IHE $625,000 6606 Marbella Drive Bill Pilger 239.272.5525 Web ID 216057364 $565,000 5070 Blauvelt Court Gordie Lazich/Mark Maran 239.777.2033 Web ID LACH092016IHE $399,900 8 088 Tiger Lily Drive J im/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 Web ID 216043907 $699,000 1060 Galleon Drive Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 216053618 $6,250,000 3250 Gin Lane Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 Web ID 215002707 $8,975,000 555 Fairway Terrace Ann Marie Shimer 239.825.9020 Web ID 216035515 $2,695,000 9 J 419 Mooring Line Drive Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 216059130 $3,995,000 323 Cromwell Court Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 216042055 $7,900,000 4641 7th Avenue NW Melinda Gunther 239.297.2155 Web ID 216040000 $864,000 1406 Serrano Circle Patrick OConnor 239.293.9411 Web ID 216058299 $429,900 YOUR LOCALLY OWNED PARTNER WITH A GLOBAL REACH PORT ROYAL THE MOORINGS // COQUINA SANDS OLD NAPLES // AQUALANE SHORES // ROYAL HARBOR PARK SHORE PELICAN BAY BAY COLONY PELICAN MARSH NAPLES & SURROUNDS FLORIDA BASED REAL ESTATE COMPANY BY SALES VOLUME*No.
Wall Street Journal and REAL Trends Top 500 OVER $4 BILLION IN SALES VOLUME IN 2015 Over 900 associates and employees 37 locations throughout Florida and North Carolina Sothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each oce is independently owned and operated. Equal Housing Opportunity. Property information herein is derived from various sources including, but not limited to, county records and multiple listing services, and may include approximations. Al l information is deemed accurate and neither suggests nor infers that Premier Sothebys International Realty participated as either the listing or cooperating agent or broker in the sale or purchase of the properties depicted. 2016 REAL Trends 500 brok erages by residential sales volume. *Residential and commercial 19,000 ASSOCIATES | 845 OFFICES WORLDWIDE 63 COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES GLOBALLY | 37 PREMIER SOTHEBYS INTERNATIONAL REALTY LOCATIONS 1395 Great Egret Trail Melissa Williams 239.248.7238 Web ID 216041006 $5,795,000 1473 Anhinga Pointe Melissa Williams 239.248.7238 Web ID 209007441 $3,950,000 2103 Torino Way Sonya Shaheen 239.877.2797 Web ID 214056353 $1,277,981 1268 Osprey Trail Sam Heitman 239.537.2018 Web ID 215025838 $6,895,000 9133 The Lane Erik David Barber 323.513.6391 Web ID 216059425 $1,050,000 9172 Quartz Lane Bernard Minarcin 239.269.6855 Web ID 216059129 $584,900 3520 Grand Cypress Court Darlene Roddy 239.404.0685 Web ID 216058815 $439,000 Surf Colony #203 Kara Eisenga 239.398.6161 Web ID 216003420 $424,900 The Strada #5417 Agnes Zak 239.287.8036 Web ID KOZI091416IHE $780,000 Vanderbilt Surf Colony #305 Joanne MacLeod 239.272.7679 Web ID 216057609 $499,000 460 Century Drive Larry Caruso 239.394.9191 Web ID 216057399 $1,519,500 1678 Mcilvaine Court Paul Strong 239.404.3280 Web ID 215066616 $1,325,000 680 Inlet Drive Paul Strong 239.404.3280 Web ID 215066499 $699,000 1629 Mcilvaine Court Johanna OHagan 734.891.0913 Web ID 216056690 $5,320,560 1775 Waterfall Court Cathy Brodie 239.272.7725 Web ID 215066841 $699,900 7661 Mulberry Lane ML Meade 239.293.4851 Web ID 216058950 $749,000 8540 Bellagio Drive ML Meade 239.293.4851 Web ID 216058714 $799,000 Trieste #204 Roxanne Jeske 239.450.5210 Web ID 216058778 $264,900 Oak Hammock #202 Roxanne Jeske 239.450.5210 Web ID 216059048 $371,500 Esperia South #504 Harriet Harnar 239.273.5443 Web ID 215072359 $699,000 3675 West Gulf Drive Tisha Lestorti 239.233.9622 Web ID 215060584 $3,300,000 16585 Bear Cub Court Ray Felitto 239.910.5340 Web ID 216058496 $449,900 3866 Woodlake Drive Cathy/Jim McCormick 239.850.4278 Web ID 216008698 $890,000 11411 Old Lodge Lane Je Burns 239.851.2696 Web ID 216027957 $1,895,000 13423 Pond Apple Drive East Gordie Lazich/Mark Maran 239.777.2033 Web ID MACE092016IHE $1,179,000 7706 Mulberry Lane Darlene Roddy 239.404.0685 Web ID 216042254 $999,000 7794 Mulberry Lane Brock/Julie Wilson 239.821.9545 Web ID 216001195 $979,000 711 South Bareld Drive Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 Web ID 215063709 $350,000 Sonoma #1122 Cathy Rogers 239.821.7926 Web ID 216058784 $395,000 25091 Pennyroyal Drive Coburn/Umscheid 239.825.3470 Web ID 216058983 $1,015,000 9 27 Barcarmil Way J utta V. Lopez/Al Lopez 239.659.5113 Web ID 216058806 $1,495,000 234 Barefoot Beach Boulevard Lisa Tashjian 239.259.7024 Web ID 216058388 $3,995,000 BONITA BAY BONITA SPRINGS & SURROUNDSFIFTH AVENUE | 239.434.8770CENTRAL 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 | 239.395.5847GREY OAKS ESTUARY | 239.261.3148BROAD AVENUE | 239.434.2424MYSTIQUE AT PELICAN BAY | 239.598.9900 SANIBEL // CAPTIVA // FORT MYERS PREMIERSOTHEBYSREALTY.COM GREY OAKS NORTH NAPLES VANDERBILT BEACH MARCO ISLAND FIDDLERS CREEK
B14 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 5, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 41 41 41Bonita Springs Bonita SpringsImmokalee 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 Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked>$200,000 >$300,000 >$400,000 >$500,000 >$600,000 >$700,000 >$800,000 >$1,000,000 >$2,000,000 >$3,000,000 >$4,000,000 >$6,000,000 >$8,000,000 2 4 3 5 15 6 10 16 17 13 14 11 7 19 8 9 12 18 1 20 22 23 25 28 24 27 26 29 30 31 32 33 34 21 35 36*For illustration purposes only.NaplesMarco Island
3402 West Gulf Drive Stephanie Bissett 239.292.3707 Web ID 216041935 $1,995,000 932 Whelk Drive Je Burns 239.851.2696 Web ID 216056266 $1,425,000 Pointe Santo De Sanibel #B-25 Je Burns 239.851.2696 Web ID 216009783 $799,000 5279 Umbrella Pool Road Je Burns 239.851.2696 Web ID 216017808 $648,000 4452 Gulf Pines Drive Kara Cuscaden 239.470.1516 Web ID 216009338 $599,000 Blind Pass #B203 Wendy Humphrey 239.851.2301 Web ID 216053571 $575,000 3386 West Gulf Drive Je Burns 239.851.2696 Web ID 216016932 $1,349,000 Pointe Santo De Sanibel #D6 Je Burns 239.851.2696 Web ID 216052203 $735,000 Loggerhead Cay #574 Je Burns 239.851.2696 Web ID 216005468 $569,000 16648 Bobcat Court Je Burns 239.851.2696 Web ID 216031655 $639,000 Loggerhead Cay #D402 Je Burns 239.851.2696 Web ID 216017969 $595,000 Pointe Santo De Sanibel #E6 Je Burns 239.851.2696 Web ID 216028702 $1,250,000 677 Durion Court Je Burns 239.851.2696 Web ID 216000866 $728,000 9820 Capstan Court Je Burns 239.851.2696 Web ID 216009933 $559,000 1040 Sand Castle Road Je Burns 239.851.2696 Web ID 216055183 $639,000 11232 Lithgow Lane Melanie Denson 239.989.7758 Web ID 216059693 $595,000 17160 Scout Camp Road Stephanie Bissett 239.292.3707 Web ID 216007718 $2,195,000 16560 Captiva Drive Stephanie Bissett 239.292.3707 Web ID 215048030 $6,500,000 2440 Moore Avenue Pat Moore 239.233.1808 Web ID 215044911 $1,100,000 Loggerhead Cay #181 Je Burns 239.851.2696 Web ID 216017847 $725,000 Triana #44 Pat Moore 239.233.1808 Web ID 215057928 $550,000 626 Kinzie Island Court Je Burns 239.851.2696 Web ID 215059060 $1,899,000 16177, 16179, 16181 Captiva Drive Pat Moore 239.233.1808 Web ID 216027480 $5,950,000 15790 Catalpa Cove Drive Melanie Denson 239.989.7758 Web ID 216026900 $1,090,000 16109 Waterleaf Lane Maxwell Thompson 239.989.3855 Web ID 216039537 $684,900 Mariner Pointe #712 Je Burns 239.851.2696 W e b ID 216001181 $525,000 2118 Starsh Lane Je Burns 239.851.2696 Web ID 216054731 $1,849,000 16447 Captiva Drive Stephanie Bissett 239.292.3707 Web ID 216043699 $3,750,000 931 South Yachtsman Drive Je Burns 239.851.2696 Web ID 216034753 $870,000 Loggerhead Cay #E592 Je Burns 239.851.2696 Web ID 216032281 $649,000 16440 Oakview Circle Pat Moore 239.233.1808 Web ID 215040515 $415,000 16167 Captiva Drive Je Burns 239.851.2696 Web ID 216042323 $1,795,000 Bay Drive Je Burns 239.851.2696 Web ID 215066182 $2,200,000 1360 Eagle Run Drive Je Burns 239.851.2696 Web ID 216024871 $2,495,000 SHELL HARBOR SANIBEL SANIBEL BAYOUS GULF PINES SANIBEL METES AND BOUNDS SANIBEL SANIBEL THE FOREST SANIBEL SANIBEL EAST ROCKSCALOOSA YACHT & RACQUET CLUB THE DUNES THE PLANTATION ALVA FROWES ALVA SANIBEL RENAISSANCE KINZIE ISLAND FROWES CATALPA COVE VERIDIAN SANIBEL BUTTERKNIFE CAPTIVA SANIBEL ESTATES SANIBEL RIVERWIND COVE FROWES METES AND BOUNDS SANIBEL BEACHVIEW COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES SANIBEL / CAPTIVA / FT. MYERS YOUR LOCALLY OWNED PARTNER WITH A GLOBAL REACH The market leader in Southwest Florida for over 50 years.Sothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each oce is independently owned and operated. Equal Housing Opportunity. Property information herein is derived from various sources including, but not limited to, county records and multiple listing services, and may include approximations. All information is deemed accurate and neither suggests nor infers that Premier Sothebys International Realty participated as either the listing or cooperating agent or broker in the sale or purchas e of the properties depicted.MORE THAN 19,000 ASSOCIATES AND 845 OFFICES WORLDWIDE 63 COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES GLOBALLY | 37 PREMIER SOTHEBYS INTERNATIONAL REALTY LOCATIONSFIFTH AVENUE | 239.434.8770 CENTRAL NAPLES | 239.659.0099 MERCATO SALES CENTER | 239.594.9400 BONITA SPRINGS | 239.948.4000 MARCO ISLAND | 239.642.2222 VANDERBILT | 239.594.9494 THE VILLAGE | 239.261.6161 SANIBEL | 239.472.2735 CAPTIVA | 239.395.5847 GREY OAKS ESTUARY | 239.261.3148BROAD AVENUE | 239.434.2424 MYSTIQUE AT PELICAN BAY | 239.598.9900premiersothebysrealty.com
MOORINGS $3,495,000 210 Bay Pt Beautiful home with SW exposure, 86 dock, with the sought after Bay P t. address. Close proximity to the Moorings Private Beach, and quick access to the Gulf. 3/2 (H10062) Stuart W. Miller, 776.8770 TROPIC SHORES ESTATES $2,250,000 1543 Whiteshell Way is w elcoming, intricate, detailed, waterside estate with dock has sweeping views of the Caloosahatchee River and Fort Myers skyline. 5+Den/5.5 (H10882) Julie Blanton, 777.1425, Terrilyn VanGorder, 462.1653 PARK SHORE $1,780,000 4400 Gulf Shore Blvd N #404 Distinctive and luxurious, gated, island proper ty with expansive balconies and 3 separate exposures providing access to picturesque bay views and serene Gulf breezes. 2+Den/2 (C12361) Dustin J. Beard, 289.2650 PARK SHORE $1,390,000 4031 Gulf Shore Blvd N #50 Condo with breathtaking dir ect Gulf views and stunning sunsets from oor-to-ceiling windows. Open oor plan. 2,500 sq. ft. Steps to beach and short drive to 5th Avenue. 3/3 (C11972) Connie Spitzmiller, 248.7616 NAPLES SQUARE $1,350,000 1030 3rd Ave S #320 3rd oor 2469 sq. ft. Essex, sold out in Phases I and II, rarely available. Quiet unit in back of building, only oor plan o ering long views of courtyard and outdoor area. 3+Den/3.5 (C12612) Mary Yon, 572.3274 MOORINGS $1,192,000 3003 Gulf Shore Blvd N #802 Gulf view! Dir ect western view of Gulf from every room! 2 spacious master suites with walkin closets, granite kitchen, glass-enclosed lanai. Common areas updated. 2/2 (C12137) Barbara Salinas, 449.2733 PELICAN BAY $939,000 7090 Villa Lantana Way Beautifully maintained villa with volume ceilings and charming landscaped entry courtyard leading to sparkling pool and patio on screened lot with 2-car garage. 2/2 (V2333) Lyn Reddy, 216.6506 THE STRAND $899,900 5831 Whisperwood Ct Lovely, spacious home, lake and golf view! P erfect oor plan for family and guests with 2 master suites (1 up/1 down) plus 2 guest rooms and den. Great location! 4+Den/4 (H9803) Deborah Hylemon, 659.6372 BONITA LAKES $869,900 23040 Sanabria Loop Luxury by the lake! 6284 T otal Sq. Ft! Every upgrade available! Large pool and balcony overlook beautiful lake views! Only minutes away to Coconut Point! 4+Den/4.5 (H10826) Patrick Gendron, 777.0596 NAPLES LAKES CC $849,900 4980 Cerromar Dr Stunning estate home in gated, bundled golf comm. Arnold P almer Signature Golf Course. Loaded with upgrades extras. Shows like model. For discriminating buyers. 3+Den/3.5 (H10278) Anne Henning, 272.7642 IMPERIAL GOLF ESTATES $669,000 2120 Imperial Cir Meticulously maintained pool home located in the highly sought after Imperial Golf Estates with over 3,000 sq. ft. under air and an over-sized three-car garage. 4+Den/3 (H10303) Dustin J. Beard, 289.2650 RIVERSTONE $649,000 3880 Gibralter Dr is home checks all the boxes! Like new. Spacious open oor plan. Fabulous kitchen. Beautiful pool and spa. Serene, expansive preserve view. Shows like a model! 3+Den/2.5 (H11056) Deborah Hylemon, 659.6372 VINEYARDS $632,000 501 Avellino Isles Cir #102 Enjoy the warm tropical decor of this turnkey sophisticated, all upgraded, 1st oor coach home. Large pool and private luxury resort complex just steps away. 3+Den/3.5 (C12465) e Dusek/Taylor Group, 564.6137 ISLAND WALK $624,900 4796 Martinique Way Lake view gem updated and upgraded throughout. C ustom pool deck, new BAs, granite kitchen with stainless appliances. Tile/wood oors, crown molding, plantation shutters. 4+Den/3.5 (H10967) Barry Rosenfeld, 631.9352, VINEYARDS $595,000 567 Avellino Isles Cir #28102 Rare 1st oor Coach H ome with lake view, long driveway, quality upgrades, gated entry and great clubhouse and pool. Memberships available for the fabulous Vineyards CC. 3/3.5 (C11758) e Dusek/Taylor Group, 564.6137 LELY RESORT $575,000 9041 Bronco Ct Popular Tilbury oor plan home on over-sized corner lot on cul-de-sac! Fresh neutral paint inside and out, new neutral designer carpet, heated pool and spa. 3+Den/3.5 (H10496) Robin Hill, 776.0733 PELICAN BAY $540,000 6820 Pelican Bay Blvd #124 Second oor condo with expansive golf views. Quiet location, short walk to beach tram and beaches. One small pet allowed under 20 lbs. A must see! 3/2 (C12428) Wendy R. Nelson PA, 248.2365 AVE MARIA $529,000 5028 Milano St Like new Duvall by CC Homes with ov er 5,000 sq. ft. of living area. Sits on an oversized lot with lovely lake views. 5/4.5 (H11070) Karen Sweatlock, 860.5137, Robert Campbell, 281.6571 VINEYARDS $525,000 455 Palo Verde Dr Dont miss out. is is y our best opportunity to live in the lovely Palo Verde hamlet at an unbeatable price. Immaculate, bright pool home with lake view. 2+Den/2 (H10680) e Dusek/Taylor Group, 564.6137 AVE MARIA $459,000 6137 Victory Dr Lovely Dunwoody Trail in Del Webb, upgrades abound! Breathtaking pool and golf course views. Panther Run Golf Membership included. 3+Den/3 (H11052) Karen Sweatlock, 860.5137, Robert Campbell, 281.6571 CORDOVA/SPANISH WELLS $45 5,000 28552 San Amaro Dr Enjoy resort pool, dining and beach access! Ne wer home with tree and golf views. Home sits on one of the best private lots with a depth of 160 feet. See today! 3+Den/2.5 (H10025) Billie Jans, 980.0522 BLACK BEAR RIDGE $445,000 7445 Acorn Way Boutique gated community in desirable Nor th Naples. Newer construction with volume ceilings and tile throughout. Over-sized lanai with pool. Perfect for entertaining. 2+Den/2 (H10646) Barry Rosenfeld, 631.9352, Roxane Menna, 398.8635 WORTHINGTON $445,000 13230 Bridgeford Ave Stunning SW lake and course views. Vibrant sunsets on its extra-large lanai with heated pool and spa. Updated open kitchen-family room with granite and SS appliances. 3/2 (H11026) Sharon Hammond-Turnblad, 851.6918\ VINEY ARDS $399,000 821 Vistana Cir Exceptionally well-maintained home with southern exposure, near pool. D ouble garage. Interior features stone-look tile, private lanai, ample closet space. 3+Den/2.5 (V2247) Barbara Salinas, 449.2733 LELY RESORT $387,000 8405 Mystic Greens Way #2004 Tropical paradise view of pond, palm tr ees, orchids and sunsets! Elegant, highly upgraded condo o ered designer furnished! Move-in ready! 3+Den/3 (C12237) Robin Hill, 776.0733 IMPERIAL GOLF ESTATES $374,000 2233 Imperial Golf Course Blvd Wonderful and charming 2 plus den or 3-bedroom pool home in sought-after Imperial Golf Estates. Open and spacious oor plan with new tile. Great buy. 3/2.5 (H10748) Debbie Frost, 250.8701 LELY RESORT $360,000 6561 Castlelawn Pl #45 Spacious and furnished villa ov erlooking the Mustang Golf Course in this coveted Lely Resort gated Calumet Reserve. 3+Den/3 (V2216) Tom Walsh, 250.9386 BEAUMER $350,000 805 River Point Dr #C-306 Beautiful water views looking do wn Naples Bay. Turnkey furnished, top oor with Murphy bed on enclosed lanai, granite counters and extra storage. Weekly rentals ok. 1+Den/1 (C12517) John Turner, P.A., 272.0013 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES $349,900 2271 23rd St SW Priced for quick sale! Beautiful pool home with spa. Located close to shopping. O pen oor plan with huge kitchen and impeccably updated throughout. A must see! 3/2 (H10818) Patrick Gendron, 777.0596 BONITA BAY $339,900 4440 Riverwatch Dr #102 Florida living at its best! As you walk in the door you feel like you are home. Serenity awaits with tranquil views of lake. Own your piece of paradise today. 2+Den/2 (C12602) Billie Jans, 980.0522 VILLAGE WALK OF BONITA $339,000 15401 Orlanda Dr Impeccably maintained pool home. Bright and open, high ceilings, 2-car garage, SW exposure with lake view. Low fees including yard. Desirable location. 2+Den/2 (V2300) Teresa Flack, 822.7979 TIBURON $330,000 2748 Tiburon Blvd E #C-101 Rare corner unit with priv ate expansiv e terrace o screened lanai allows for entertainment and outdoor living. Comfortable and well decorated turnkey condo. 1/2 (C11737) Stuart W. Miller, 776.8770 AVE MARIA $329,900 5910 Plymouth Pl Hardly lived in. Open oor plan. B eautiful golf course view! Too many upgrades to list. Start enjoying the amazing Del Webb lifestyle! 3+Den/2 (H10716) Jerry DiGiacomo, Jr., 961.7000 TREVISO BAY $314,900 9517 Avellino Way #2226 Brand new constr uction. B eautiful top oor veranda end unit. Ready to move in. Panoramic lake view from lanai. 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INSIDEARTS & ENTERTAINMENTFLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 5, 2016 | SECTION CWWW.FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM 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 | 239.262.4242BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com TTake the Florida Weekly Writing ChallengeI try to leave out the parts that people skip. Elmore LeonardThats great advice from the novelist and short story writer. Keep it in mind as you draw inspiration from the accompanying photograph and pen your own story for our annual Writing Challenge. Weve changed the timeline this year, giving you just a couple of weeks to submit your narrative work of fiction for our editors consideration. The winner will receive a ticket to the 11th Sanibel Island Writers Conference taking place Nov. 3-6 (value: $500). We want your original stories (1,500 words maximum; no minimum) attached as a Word document or pasted into the body of an email. No snail mail, please, and no poetry. Be sure to include your full name, address and phone number. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14. The winner will be notified on Monday, Oct. 24, in plenty of time to plan for the conference weekend on Sanibel Island in the company of like-minded writers and dozens of published authors, including keynote speaker Sue Monk Kidd (The Invention of Wings, The Mermaid Chair, The Secret Life of Bees). For more information about the Sanibel Island Writers Conference, visit fgcu.edu/ siwc. HIS YEARS PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN IS SO mind-boggling and full of absurdities its difficult to conceive of any theatrical show topping it. Of Thee I Sing, a classic musical satire, possesses its own craziness, providing voters a way to blow off steam and laugh at political foibles. Written by George and Ira Gershwin (with book by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind), its considered the first musical to satirize politics. A concert performance collaboration between TheatreZone and acting and music students at Florida Gulf Coast University runs for five performances Oct. 6-9 at the universitys U. Tobe Recital Hall. Its very satirical, says Gerritt VanderMeer, FGCU assistant professor of theater, also plays the role of John P. Wintergreen, described in TheatreZones press release as the braindead but love-struck National Partys canSEE SING, C4 TheaterZone, FGCU join to bring prize-winning satire to the local stage No one couldve anticipated how much this election season would veer towards self-satire as it is. (Its like what Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus said) at the Emmys: She had no idea their comedy series would seem like sober realism compared to the reality of this campaign. Gerritt VanderMeer, FGCU assistant professor of theaterVANDERMEER Literary lusterBook critic Phil Jason enjoys the 10th John Jordan mystery. C2 Not so muchFilm reviewer Dan Hudak says he wishes hed done something else with his two hours. C15 Still specialRestaurant writer Drew Sterwald says fine fusion food still sets A Table Apart apart. C27
C2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 5, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 1-800-591-DERM | RiverchaseDermatology.comWelcomeHeather E. Pontasch, M.D., FAADBoard Certied DermatologyANDChristopher M. Buckley, DO, FAAD, FAOCD, FACMSBoard Certied Dermatology, Fellowship Trained Mohs SurgeonDOWNTOWN NAPLES MARCO ISLAND FLORIDA WRITERSTying up loose ends of the Atlanta Child Murders Blood Cries by Michael Lister. Pulpwood Press. 266 pages. Hardcover, $26.99; trade paperback, $16.99. The 10th John Jordan Mystery has the added distinction of being volume two of the series The Atlanta Years subset. Thus it is the second installment treating John Jordans coming of age before he worked as a policeman, prison chaplain and reluctant private detective in panhandle Florida. Like its predecessor Innocent Blood, Blood Cries explores in fictional mode the historical Atlanta Child Murders, for which the FBIs records are available online. The arrest and conviction of Wayne Williams for two murders left a lot of loose ends regarding the fate of several boys murdered or missing during his reign of terror. These loose ends connect to similar murders and/or abductions that Williams could not have done. They leave Jordan, an 18-year-old depressed, alcoholic divinity school student, with an obsessive sense of duty to bring those children and their families justice and healing. Following Jordan around allows readers to share in the life of a grieving community, with caring people striving to support one another emotionally and spiritually. Jordan has developed an uneasy relationship with the local police, most of who find him likely to get in their way or show them up. Michael Lister keeps his readers aware of the fact that police resources are always strained, and setting priorities is not something that always takes a communitys needs into account. Jordan realizes that finding out what the missing boys in the recent streak of disappearances have in common is at the heart of the case. He discovers that almost all of the six that he is searching for live in the same corner of the city and share sadly similar family situations. He also tries to profile the abductor (possibly also a murderer) from what he has learned from his independent reading and by thinking things through carefully. But Jordans pursuit of justice is compromised by several things. One of these is his problem with alcohol. Another is his unsettled sense of himself and his direction in life. Yet another is his lack of experience in the world. Developmentally, he feels in over his head, even though he is quite intelligent and has sharp instincts. He is driven by his worst fears about the fate of these boys, based on his knowledge of what had happened to others during the Atlanta Child Murders nightmare. He even visits Williams in prison to stare him down and pick his warped brain for clues. Mr. Lister adds spice to the story by introducing a brief, passionate affair between Jordan and an attractive woman in her 40s, a woman with gifts of psychic and sexual power. She tries to bring him back from despair and she partially succeeds, though other issues overwhelm their relationship. The authors challenge is to make his heros moral compass, determination, compassion and analytical skill believable given Jordans youth and relative inexperience. He manages to accomplish this by having Jordans seniors treat him like a peer and depend on him. During his unofficial investigation, Jordan develops strong suspicions of one person or another who had the means and opportunity to abduct these young victims. Readers can understand his reasoning, but Jordan has gone down false trails. If any of these missing kids is alive, time is running out to find and save them, and thus the suspense builds. Mr. Lister has a talent for nailing down locations, representing them physically, culturally and atmospherically. Readers will feel themselves rooted in distinctive, credible environments that inform the meaning of the story. Clearly, the author also has a strong interest in spirituality and spiritual growth. Jordan is drawn to religion, but he is more of an earnest questioner than a person of assured faith. His complex engagement with moral and theological issues adds a unique dimension to this highly attractive and extremely vulnerable character. Though the opening pages stumble a bit, Blood Cries is another piece of the mounting evidence that Mr. Lister is a highly original voice. He keeps building, nonstop it seems, a highly original body of work that explores the limits of popular genres while giving each work a striking literary luster. Phil Jason, Ph.D., United States Naval Academy professor emeritus of English, is a poet, critic and freelance writer with 20 books to his credit, including several studies of war literature and a creative writing text. LISTER philJASONphiljreviews@gmail.com
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ACROSS FROM OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE(239) 529-2101 Three area artists focus on water for new exhibit at Rookery Bay BY LINDSEY NESMITHlnesmith@ oridaweekly.comSouthwest Floridians daily lives revolve around an element so basic that we take its abundance for granted: water. To illustrate its place as a touchstone of Floridian culture, United Arts Council of Collier County and Friends of Rookery Bay present Water, an exhibit of works local artists John Brady, Lynda Day Braun and Muffy Clark Gill. The invitational exhibit aims to explore the watery imagery Floridians see throughout the state. From beaches to swamps to fresh water springs, all three (artists) envision different aspects of the life aquatic, says Andy Browne, UAC education coordinator. Ms. Braun fuses photography with painting techniques to convey the surreal nature of water in its natural spaces. I think the images themselves reflect the fragility of the water and its beauty, she says. A reminder of the simple pleasure of light dancing on water helps bring people back to how important it is. Many of Ms. Brauns featured pieces are printed on a discontinued type of Swiss lithography paper, known as tumba graphik paper, that she inherited. I have the last of this paper and have been using it to do the photographs. It takes ink beautifully but very differently from photograph paper, she says. Ms. Gill brings fiber arts to the fore with her batik and Japanese rozome silks. The patterns, she hopes, reflect her affinity for Central Florida karst springs like Homosassa Springs or Three Sisters Springs and her environmental concerts for places from the Dry Tortugas to the Panhandle. Florida is such a diverse state and there are so many different layers to peel back and look at the habitats, she says. Ill swim in the springs and Ill feel these masses of algae from the destruction of the landscape and the runoff. It really concerns me. Im trying to get people to realize how important water is to us. No exhibit featuring Florida waterscapes would be complete without scenes from the Everglades, which photographer John Brady covers thoroughly. Using a tripod and an ultra-long exposure, he aims to capture the serenity of Florida swamps. Before moving to Florida 15 years ago, Mr. Brady was more accustomed to shooting landscapes in New York and his native Ohio. It took some time for him to acclimate to Floridas natural surroundings. I quickly began to appreciate the history and beauty of The Everglades, but it took a while unlock it before I understand that you can expose these hidden places people dont know exist, he says, adding he found his Florida footing with famed photographer Clyde Butcher as his mentor. Clyde and his network of people would take me around and show me the ropes, he says. Once you understand whats involved in wandering in the swamp, it unlocks that opportunity. New York has beautiful mountains and I missed them when I first got here. But in their place I discovered the wet jungles of Florida, which are extraordinarily beautiful. John Bradys Turkey Key Muffy Clark Gills Agua XXII Water>> What: An exhibit of water-themed works by local artists John Brady, Lynda Day Braun and Muffy Clark Gill>> Where: The Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Road>> Reception: 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9>> Cost: Free for members of the United Arts Council or Friends of Rookery Bay; $3 for others>> Info: 254-8284 or collierarts.org 550 Port O Call Way, Naples, Florida 34102 www.NaplesPrincessCruises.com BOOK YOUR DATE TODAY! CALL 239.649.2275Treat your employees, customers, friends and family to a holiday party on the Naples Princess. Our yacht, gourmet food and ve-star service are unmatched. Enjoy live entertainment, dancing and more. 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C4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 5, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYdidate for President of the United States. Although when we chose this material, we thought: What a great piece to do in an election year, Mr. VanderMeer says. No one couldve anticipated how much this election season would veer towards self-satire as it is. (Its like what Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus said) at the Emmys: She had no idea their comedy series would seem like sober realism compared to the reality of this campaign. It certainly is a good choice for this time, he adds. It shows also, how far weve come. Well, maybe. Of Thee I Sing takes place in the 1930s, and todays audiences will note how much gender roles have changed since then, Mr. VanderMeer says. In other ways, Its interesting to see how gently the political process was lampooned in the 1930s and, by contrast, how cynical weve become about the process in the years since. As part of the election campaign in the play, theres a beauty pageant which couldnt be more perfect, considering one of (our current) candidates backgrounds in pageantry, he says. No one wouldve believed that in the s, Im sure. Of Thee I Sing was the first musical to win the Pulitzer Prize for drama. It is also considered the first musical that was satirical throughout. The title song, inspired by My Country tis of Thee, was somewhat controversial, especially with its line, Of thee I sing, baby. According to theater lore, the composers relaxed when, at intermission, they heard theatergoers singing the line. Mr. VanderMeer performs with veteran comic actor Wayne Morton who, as Vice President Alexander Throttlebottom, has created a character whos a mixture of Andy Rooney and Jack Benny. Were just going to have some fun with it, he says. Basically, the vice president, once hes elected, kinda disappears. I dont think hes recognized by his own people who elected him. Hes really kind of out of it. Hes in his own little world. Mr. Mortons character narrates the story and breaks the fourth wall to talk directly to the audience. Since we are in an election year, there are things that parallel a little bit, and innuendoes that still work today, he says. The audience should get a kick out of that. But obviously, he adds, the play is dated. 930s attempts at humor are quite different than they are today. It was much simpler to find laughs than today. It was a simpler time. He and Mr. VanderMeer have worked together in previous TheatreZone productions. We have great rapport, Mr. Morton says. TheatreZone patrons will remember Mr. Morton as Peter Allens father in The Boy From Oz and absentminded Uncle Willie in High Society the Musical. He also performed with the company in No, No Nannette and in the Shade, among others. And hes known for numerous TV roles, including Eddie Edwards (Raytowns Mr. TV) on Mamas Family and in guest star roles in M.A.S.H., Happy Days, Mork & Mindy, WKRP in Cincinnati and Newhart.Comedic timingIn addition to performing in Of Thee I Sing, Mr. Morton is going to speak to Mr. VanderMeers acting students. I cant wait to get my hands on those college students, he says. They can pick my brain, ask me anything they want. I always say: Dont be afraid to ask me questions. You might be surprised at the answers, but Ill have answers for you. He wants to tell the students about auditioning and how to make decisions about their future in the entertainment industry. He also wants to talk to them about comedic acting. Its visual, its timing; so much is involved with it, he says. Its not just telling jokes. (One of) the greatest things about theater is that the audiences are live, you dont have to listen to a dumb sound track of canned laughter. The laughter is real, and its coming from something the audience really likes. The thing young people need to understand, especially about theater, is that its not just an audio medium, its a visual medium, and much of the humor comes out of silence and what physically happens on the stage. When he was working in California, he says, a lot of stand-up comics were getting their own TV shows. All they did was stand and tell jokes, he complains. Theres so much more to the performance than talking. Its a visual medium. Its not just telling jokes, but making them fit with the characters weve created.Open armsMr. Morton and his wife moved from Minnesota and are now full-time Florida residents, living in Fort Myers. Florida is opening its arms to me, making me feel so welcome, he says. Im thrilled with joy to be part of the Florida scene. People in Fort Myers and Naples have made me feel so welcome. In addition to his role in Of Thee I Sing, hell be a gangster in TheatreZones production of Legs Diamond Lives Again in the late spring. And this fall, hes performing in the Asolo Repertory Theatres production of Guys and Dolls. Naples and TheatreZone are like my home, he says. They were the first place in Florida that I performed. (TheatreZone founder and producing artistic director) Mark Danni and (his wife) Karen Molnar are wonderful young people who have brought me into the family. I couldnt be happier. They do such great work. Im thrilled to be a part of it. I have a little following here. Florida has taken me into its arms. SINGFrom page 1In a presidential election year, politically themed shows are like catnip for theaters. Theyre helpless to resist. In addition to TheatreZone and Florida Gulf Coast University putting on Of Thee I Sing, here are some more politically relevant shows coming to area stages this season: The Best Man, Oct. 7-29 at The Laboratory Theater of Florida, Fort Myers Gore Vidals play examines a 1960 presidential race between an ethical candidate and an unscrupulous one. Both are not only vying for votes, but for the endorsement of the outgoing president. It was adapted into a movie in 1964. 218-0481 or laboratorytheaterflorida.org The Taming, Oct. 14-30 at Theatre Conspiracy, The Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers Lauren Gundersons play is an all-female retelling of Shakespeares The Taming of the Shrew. Its the story of Miss Georgia, a beauty pageant contestant who has political aspirations; a conservative senatorial aide who has political aspirations of her own; and a liberal blogger. 936-3239 or theatreconspiracy.org The Great Society, Jan. 11-April 2 at Asolo Repertory Theatre, Sarasota Jack Willis, who originated the role of President Lyndon Baines Johnson in the world premiere of All the Way, portrays LBJ again in Robert Schenkkans sequel about the next chapter of his presidency, when he fights his war on poverty and grapples with the war in Vietnam. (941) 351-8000 or asolorep.org Born Yesterday, Feb. 8-April 15 at Asolo Repertory Theatre, Sarasota When it opened on Broadway in the mid1940s, this show ran for almost four years straight, then enjoyed two Broadway revivals and two film adaptations. Garson Kanins play follows a corrupt junk dealer who brings his showgirl mistress to Washington, D.C., with him. When he grows embarrassed by her ignorance, he hires a journalist to tutor her. As she grows smarter, she realizes her boyfriends planning to bribe a congressman to pass legislation that would benefit him and make him even richer. (941) 351-8000 or asolorep.org George M! Jan. 12-22 by TheatreZone at the G&L Theatre, Naples George M. Cohan wasnt a politician, but hes definitely a patriotic figure, having written Yankee Doodle Dandy, Over There and Youre a Grand Old Flag. (Hes also known for his famous tribute to theater, Give My Regards to Broadway.) (888) 966-3352 or theatrezone-florida.com The Originalist, Jan. 18-March 7 at Asolo Repertory Theatre, Sarasota This highly fictionalized look at U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and a gay, liberal law school graduate who clerks for him stars Edward Gero, who possesses an uncanny resemblance to Justice Scalia. The New York Times called it essentially a series of debates dressed up in the robes of drama, with a radically changed view of Justice Scalias ideas about the American jurisprudence ... Another reviewer called it Scalia fan fiction, noting his real-life abhorrence of gay people. (941) 351-8000 or asolorep.org For more pointed, topical political satire, you can catch The Capitol Steps, the group that puts the mock in democracy, at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasora and/or at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 at ArtisNaples. (941) 953-3368 or vanwezel.org 597-1900 or artisnaples.org Nancy StetsonMore politics on the local stageJENNY GRAHAM / COURTESY PHOTOJack Willis as LBJ in The Great Society. COURTESY PHOTOWayne Morton and Gerritt VanderMeer performing in TheatreZones 10th Anniverary Concert.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPT. 29-OCT. 5, 2016 C5 489 Bayfront Place, Naples239.530.2225 FOOD & BEER SPECIALS All Weekend! Beers, Brats, Bavarian Pretzels $500 in CASH & PRIZES 4TH ANNUAL Sam Adams Stein Hoist Competition Friday October 7th at 8pm Dress to impress in your best lederhosen! JetBlue Park BEST of TASTE in the PARK 11500 Fenway South Drive, Fort Myers, FL October 17, 2016 @ JetBlue Park from 6:00pm to 8:00pmSample menu items from participating Taste of the Town restaurants Free beer and wine tastings Silent auction with one-of-a-kind items Complimentary admission to Taste of the Town on November 6 Tickets are $75 and to purchase visit www.redsoxfoundation.org/best-of-taste or call 239-226-4783 Participating Restaurants to Date: 11:Eleven Caf, First Street Deli, Ee-To-Leet-Ke Grill, Lucky Mi, Mona Lisa's, Norman Love Confections, The Melting Pot Love Boat Ice Cream, Connors Steak & Seafood, Famous Dave'sAll proceeds go to support the Junior League of Fort Myers and the Red Sox FoundationA new season for Gulfshore Playhouse opens with an intimate love story SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYConstellations, an intimate love story of cosmic proportions, opens the new season for Gulfshore Playhouse at The Norris Center. Opening night is Saturday, Oct. 8. Nick Paynes play follows quantum physicist Marianne and beekeeper Roland through a series of vignettes where each encounter plays out in any number of ways. Variety newspaper wrote: Short and sweet and strangely haunting. The devilishly clever scribe is not playing games with either his characters or his audience, because with each iteration Roland and Marianne grow closer to one another and become more important to us. And by the end of the play (has it really been only an hour?), were fully invested in their lives. All of them. Kristen Coury, Gulfshore Playhouse founder and producing artistic director, says she has wanted to bring Constellations to the Naples stage ever since she saw it on Broadway. It is both intelligent and accessible, she says, adding the play combines heightened theories of the multiverse and quantum physics with something we can all understand: the love between two people. The show is directed by Philadelphiabased Matt Pfeiffer, who also directed Moon Over Buffalo and The Whipping Man for Gulfshore Playhouse. It stars two familiar Gulfshore Playhouse faces: Cody Nickell and Kate Eastwood Norris. Mr. Nickell, former artistic associate with the company, is thrilled to return to the local stage, where he most recently starred in the third annual holiday production of Jacob Marleys Christmas Carol. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon Universitys School of Drama, he has performed at theaters around the county as well as in films and on television. Ms. Norris most recently played Phyllis in Gulfshore Playhouses production of Body Awareness. A company member at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington, D.C., she has received two Helen Hayes Awards and Philadelphia's Barrymore Award for her acting. She is also a teacher of Shakespeare, performance, and clown for students of all ages. She holds a masters degree in humanities and the creative life from Pacifica Graduate Institute in California. The technical crew for Constellations includes Genevieve Beller, costume designer; Steve TenEyck, lighting designer; David Arsenault, scenic designer; and Evan Middlesworth, sound designer. NORRIS NICKELL Constellations>> Who: Gulfshore Playhouse>> When: Oct. 8-30 (previews Oct. 6-7)>> Where: The Norris Center>> Up next: My Fair Lady, Nov. 12-Dec.11; Do This, world premiere Jan. 7-29; The Hound of the Baskervilles, Feb. 11-March 12; The Merchant of Venice, March 25-April 15; The Christians, April 29-May 21.>> Tickets: 261-7529 or gulfshoreplayhouse.org
C6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 5, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOTHEATERYesterdays A musical comedy revue at Broadway Palm Theatre through Oct. 8. 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. 278-4422 or BroadwayPalm.com. See review on page C10. Of Thee I Sing By TheatreZone and students of the FGCU Bower School of Music and The Arts Oct. 6-9 at FGCU. (888) 966-3352 or theatrezoneflorida.com. See story on page C1.Constellations By Gulfshore Playhouse Oct. 8-30 at The Norris Center. 755 Eighth St. S. (866) 811-4111 or gulfshoreplayhouse.org. The Rocky Horror Show By The Naples Players Oct. 12-Nov. 6 at the Sugden Community Theater. 263-7990 or naplesplayers.org. The Lion King, Jr. By Island Theater Company Oct. 14-16 at Marco Lutheran Church. 394-0800 or theateronmarco.com. The Cemetery Club By The Marco Players Oct. 26-Nov. 13 at Marco Town Center Mall. 404-5198 or themarcoplayers.com.Erma Bombeck: At Wits End By Florida Repertory Theatre Oct. 7-Nov. 6. 2268 Bay St., Fort Myers. 3324488 or floridarep.org.The Nerd By the Off Broadway Palm Theatre Oct. 6-Nov. 12. 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. BroadwayPalm.com or 278-4422. The Taming By Theatre Conspiracy Oct. 14-30 at the Alliance for the Arts. 10091 McGregor Blvd. theatreconspiracy.org or 936-3239.THURSDAY9.29Outdoor Yoga A gentle yoga class celebrating goddess mythology starts at 8:30 a.m. at Koreshan State Park. Basic physical agility is required. Some mats are provided. Bring a water bottle. $10. 3800 Corkscrew Road. 992-0311 or floridastateparks.org.Photo Show Ave Maria University presents The Humanity of Service: Portraits by Michael Collopy on exhibit in the library through Dec. 16. 280-2500 or avemaria.edu. Rock Around the Clock Friends of Lovers Key hosts a sock hop on the beach from 4-7 p.m. at Lovers Key State Park. $40 for members, $45 for others. (708) 3590466 or email@example.com. Opening Reception Friends of Rookery Bay and the United Arts Council of Collier County host a reception for Water, an exhibition of works by local artists Muffy Clark Gill, Linda Day Braun and John Brady, from 5:30-7 p.m. The show runs through Nov. 9. $3. 300 Tower Road. 530-5940 or rookerybay.org. Childs Play Comedian Frank Del Pizzo performs at 6:30 p.m. at Off the Hook Comedy Club to benefit Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples. Adults only. $30-$50. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 260-1604 or cmon.org. Commemorative Event The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida recognizes the 75th anniversary of the Babi Yar massacre with a talk by Marina Berkovich, who will discuss the event and her familys remembrance of it, at 6:30 p.m. Free, but reservations required. 263-9200 or holocaustmuseumswfl.org.Book Talk Golden Gate Branch Library hosts a discussion of Tracy Chevaliers The Last Runaway from 2-3 p.m. Free. 2432 Lucerne Road. 252-4542 or collierlibrary.org. Tater Salad Ron White, best known as the whiskey-swilling, cigar-smoking comedian from the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, takes the stage at 8 p.m. at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers. (800) 440-7469 or bbmannpah.com. FRIDAY9.30All That Jazz Jebry and friends invite everyone to join the jazz jam session from 5-8 p.m. at Royal Wood Country Club. 4300 Royal Wood Blvd. 775-4451.Tribute Night Piano Man Mark Anthony performs the music of Billy Joel at 7:30 p.m. at the Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center. $55. 11505 Bonita Beach Road. 389-6901 or artcenterbonita.org. SATURDAY10.1Bless the Animals Emmanuel Lutheran Church welcomes pets (leashed or caged) and their owners for a blessing of the animals at 9 a.m. Free, but donations to Humane Society Naples welcome. 777 Mooring Line Drive. 2610894 or naplesemmanuel.com. Bless the Fleet Everglades City blesses its stone crab fleet and hosts some family fun starting at 10 a.m. at the Rod & Gun Club on Barron River. Free. 695-2905 or evergladeshistorical.org. Sensorily Speaking Paragon Theaters at Pavilion Shopping Center host a sensory-friendly screening of Storks at 10 a.m. 833 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 596-0008 or paragontheaters.com. Sunflower Festival Head to Pepper Ranch Preserve for its third annual Sunflower Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to see a blooming display of the areas southern sunflowers and enjoy hayrides, vendors, archery demonstrations, guided hikes and more. Free. 2522495 or colliergov.net. May the Bricks Be With You Kids 8 and up are invited to Barnes & Noble in Waterside Shops for the LEGO Star Wars Rogue One event at 4 p.m. Free. 598-5200 or bn.com. To Market, To Market The Third Street South Farmers Market takes place from 7:30-11:30 a.m. 434-6533 or thirdstreetsouth.com.Paint It Black Rolling Stones tribute band U.S. Stones performs at 6 p.m. at the Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center. $35. 11515 Bonita Beach Road. 389-6901 or swflpac.com. Funny Girl Kate Quigley takes the stage tonight and Sunday, Oct. 2, at Off the Hook Comedy Club. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 389-6901 or offthehookcomedy.com. SUNDAY10.2All Green Thumbs Koreshan State Historic Site hosts a native plant sale and farmers market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 273-8945 or fnpscoccoloba.org.Cruisin Miromar Outlets hosts a car show featuring vintage, custom and exotic models from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 9483766 or miromaroutlets.com. With the Flow Shangri-La Springs hosts a kundalini workshop with meditation guide Nitin Adsul where participants will work to release mental and emotional blockages from 1-3 p.m. $35, registration required. 27750 Old 41 Road. 949-0749 or shangrilasprings.com Meet the Composers International artist and lecturer Ann McLean leads a multimedia presentation about female composers from 3-5 p.m. at Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs Moe Auditorium & Film Center. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org. MONDAY10.3 Films for Film Lovers Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs screens -Iron (2004, South Korea) at 7 p.m. A transient young man breaks into empty homes to partake of the vacationing residents lives for a few days. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org. TUESDAY10.4Terrific Tuesdays See any show at Mercatos Silverspot Cinema for just $8 every Tuesday. 592-0300 or silverspot.net. Fresh Air Yoga Koreshan State Historic Site hosts an outdoor yoga class at 8:30 a.m. $10. 992-0311 or floridastateparks.org. Trad Seisiuns Enjoy traditional Irish music starting at 5 p.m. at Sheas at Lansdowne Street. 702 Fifth Ave. S. 3981159 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Who Made the Everglades? The Marco Island Historical Society presents Rachael Kangas with a program about what we can learn about the past to help us understand the current crisis in the Everglades at 7 p.m. at the Marco Island Historical Museum. Free for MIHS members, $10 for others. 180 S. Heathwood Drive. 642-1440 or themihs.org.WEDNESDAY10.5Namaste Instructors from Green Monkey Yoga lead a beach session from 9-10 a.m. at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park. $5 plus park admission. Reservations required. 598-1938 or greenmonkey.com.Lunch & Learn Everglades Wonder Gardens invites guests to bring a sack lunch and listen to a lecture about pirates from noon to 1 p.m. Free with admission. 27180 Old 41 Road. 992-2591 or evergladeswondergardens.com. Cocktail Conversations GirlTalkTV hosts a cocktail party from 5:308:30 p.m. at La Moraga to benefit Bosom Buddies. Guests will enjoy happy hour pricing, free appetizers, raffles and a pop-up accessories shop. email@example.com. Jazz It Up Chill out to music by The Richmonds from 6-9 p.m. at The Bay House. 799 Walkerbilt Road. 591-3837 or bayhousenaples.com.More Jazz Jebry and friends jam from 6-9 p.m. at New York Pizza & Pasta. 11140 Tamiami Trail N. 594-3500.COMING UPArtist Talk Local artist Phyllis Pransky discusses her pieces in Fiber as Art on exhibit at Marco Island Center for the Arts at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6. Free for members, $5 for others. The exhibit is on display Oct. 3-25. 1010 Winterberry Drive. 394-4221 or marcoislandarts.com.Pet Show Miromar Outlets hosts pet-themed entertainment and store specials from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6. 948-3766 or miromaroutlets.com. Friends of Rookery Bay and the United Arts Council of Collier County host a reception for Water, an exhibition of works by local artists Muffy Clark Gill, Linda Day Braun (Good Morning shown here) and John Brady, from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29. $3. 300 Tower Road. 530-5940 or rookerybay.org. International artist and lecturer Ann McLean, Ph.D., hosts a multimedia presentation about female composers from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs Moe Auditorium & Film Center. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 5, 2016 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOFunny Guy Piff the Magic Dragon performs Friday through Sunday, Oct. 7-9, at Off the Hook Comedy Club. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 389-6901 or offthehookcomedy.com. Magic Carpet Ride ArtisNaples invites youngsters to get up-close with the orchestras brass players and their horns at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. 5971900 or artisnaples.org.Show Me The Way Peter Frampton performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or artisnaples.org. Comedy Relief Square One Improv performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at The Marco Players Theater. $10-$20. 1089 N. Collier Blvd. 642-7270 or themarcoplayers.com. Paint Party Vinos Picasso raises money for The Shelter for Abused Women & Children with a guided painting session from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9. $36. Registration required. 431-8750 or vinospicasso.com.Films for Film Lovers Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs screens Loose Cannons (Italy, 2010) at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10. The youngest son of an Italian pasta magnate plans to announce hes gay so he wont have to take over the family business, but his brother makes a startling announcement of his own. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org. Art Reception Marco Island Center for the Arts hosts a reception for its Fiber as Art exhibition from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11. Free for members, $5 for others. 1010 Winterberry Drive. 394-4221 or marcoislandarts.com. History Talk Collier County Museums hosts a talk about the history and culture of the Seminole people at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, at the main museum. 3331 Tamiami Trail E. 642-1440 or colliermuseums.com. Artist Talk Local artist Jeannie Thomma discusses her pieces in Fiber as Art on exhibit at Marco Island Center for the Arts at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13. Free for members, $5 for others. 1010 Winterberry Drive. 394-4221 or marcoislandarts.com. Pink Party Physicians Regional Healthcare System hosts its fifth annual Pink Party with wellness information, live entertainment and more from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at its Pine Ridge location. Free, reservations required. 6101 Pine Ridge Road. 348-4180 or physiciansregional.com. Funny Guy Rondell Sheridan (Keenan & Kel, The Jamie Foxx Show) performs at Off the Hook Comedy Club Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 13-16. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 389-6901 or offthehookcomedy.com. Moon River Friends of Lovers Key hosts moonlight kayaking through the park setting out at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14. $15 for members. $20 for others (kayak rental separate). (708) 359-0466 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Gross Out Collier County Fairgrounds presents its annual Haunted Gross House from 7-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 14-15, Oct. 21-22 and Oct. 28-29. $15. 455-1444 or colliercountyfair.com. Ahoy! The Marine Industry Association of Collier County presents The Naples Boat Show Downtown from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 15-16, at Naples City Dock. Free. 6820900 or miacc.org. 10.110.2 Loni Love (Chelsea Lately, The Real) takes the stage Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 21-23, at Off the Hook Comedy Club. offthehookcomedy.com 10.21-23 Impressive stands of cheery sunflowers greet guests at Pepper Ranch Preserve for the Sunflower Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Guided hikes, food, archery demonstrations and educational presentations are also planned. colliergov.net Pets of all varieties (accompanied by their people) are welcome at a Blessing of the Animals service at 9 a.m. Saturday at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. naplesemmanuel.com 10.1CHRISTINA SKIBICKI / COURTESY PHOTO Get a grip on your energy at a kundalini workshop with guide Nitin Adsul from 1-3 p.m. Sunday at Shangri-La Springs in Bonita Springs. shangrilasprings.com#PLAN IT
C8 WEEK OF SEPT. 29-OCT. 5, 2016 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY PITCHER OFBEER 10BUFFALO SHRIMP $21O ALL DAY,EVERY DAY! NAPLES 3625 Gateway LaneValid 9/5/16-10/31/16*Price varies by location. is summer, all of our hours are happy at Ridgway!50% OFFExcluding Bottles of WineAll DrinksAVAILABLE IN OUR COURTYARD, DINING ROOMS OR AT THE BAR 1300 ird Street South (facing 13th Avenue South) Naples, FL 34102239.262.5500ridgwaybarandgrill.com SIP & STAY AWHILE... WHAT TO DOCelebration Kool & The Gang perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at Seminole Immokalee Casino. $36-$125. (800) 218-0007 or moreinparadise.com. Jazz Concert The Delfeayo Marsalis Quartet, featuring trombonist and composer Delfeayo Marsalis, performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. $40-$50. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org.Paws Off The Table The Humane Society Naples Pawfessionals hosts its second annual Bow Wow Brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, at The Continental. This dog-friendly, young professionals event will include craft cocktail samples, brunch, live entertainment and more. $35, registration required. 643-1555 or hsnaples.org. Films for Film Lovers Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs screens Four Minutes (France, 2008) at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17. An elderly piano teacher t5rains a young convict at a womens penitentiary. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org. Light em Up Shangri-La Springs hosts a chakra balancing sessions from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18. $65. 27750 Old 41 Road. 949-0749 or shangrilasprings.com. Artist Talk Local artist Pat Kimicich discusses her pieces in Fiber as Art on exhibit at Marco Island Center for the Arts at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20. Free for members, $5 for others. 1010 Winterberry Drive. 394-4221 or marcoislandarts.com. Masterworks The Naples Philharmonic features cellist Sol Gabetta performing works by Elgar, Liadov and Berlioz at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Oct. 20-21. 597-1900 or artisnaples.org. Author Signing Bestselling author Randy Wayne Wright discusses and signs copies of his new novel, Seduced, from 3-5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at Sunshine Booksellers on Marco Island. Free. 677 S. Collier Blvd. 393-0353 or sunshinebooksellers.com.Comedy Legend Jerry Lewis performs at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center. $89-$130. 1 1515 Bonita Beach Road. 3896901 or swflpac.com. Frankly Funny Comedic actor and playwright Frank Blocker performs character and observation comedy at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21. $15. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org. Funny Lady Loni Love (Chelsea Lately, The Real) takes the stage Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 21-23, at Off the Hook Comedy Club. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 389-6901 or offthehookcomedy.com. Yard & Garden Collier County Extension Services hosts the annual SWFL Yard & Garden Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 22-23. $4. 14700 Immokalee Road. 3524800 or collier.ifas.ufl.edu.Art Show Naples Artcrafters hosts a fine arts and crafts show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at Cambier Park. naplesartcrafters.com. Call 239.389.6901 For Tickets or Visit swpac.com11515 Bonita Beach Road SE, Bonita Springs, Florida 34135 Doors & buffet open at 6 p.m., shows begins at 7:30 p.m. $35 including buffet dinner SAVE $5 with Promo Code FWEEKLY SATURDAY, OCT. 1 U.S. STONESTribute to the Rolling Stones SATURDAY, OCT. 8 LET IT BEThe Beatles Tribute Show SATURDAY, OCT. 22 THE BOSS PROJECT The Denitive Bruce Springsteen Tribute
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPT. 29-OCT. 5, 2016 C9 239.434.6533/thirdstreetsouth.com Every Saturday Morning from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Featuring Dozens of Vendors All Summer LongIn the Parking Lot behind Tommy Bahama between Third & Gordon Drive WHERE TO GORamblers The Tin Can Tourists host the 10th annual Vintage RV Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at Koreshan State Historic Site. Free with regular park admission. 992-0311 or floridastateparks.org. Country Show Footloose Country performs line dances and invites the audience to participate at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs Moe Auditorium & Film Center. $37-$47. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org. Concert in the Park The Music Makers Show Band performs from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, at Cambier Park. Free. 3483675 or musicmakersshowband.org.Films for Film Lovers Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs screens Incendies (France, 2010) at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24. Twins journey to the Middle East to discover their family history and fulfill their mothers last wishes. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org. Gulfshore Tenors By Gulfshore Opera on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center, Bonita Springs. 1 1515 Bonita Beach Road. 529-3925 or gulfshoreopera.org.Chamber Concert Members of the Naples Philharmonic perform baroque selections from Jean-Philippe Rambeaus Zas at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the Daniels Pavilion at Artis Naples. 597-1900 or artisnaples.org.Museum Talk Collier County Museums hosts a talk about the history of the Holocaust Museum of Southwest Florida at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at the main museum. 3331 Tamiami Trail E. 642-1440 or colliermuseums.com. 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. Delfeayo Marsalis Quartet, led by trombonist and composer Delfeayo Marsalis, performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. $40-$50. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org.
C10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 5, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY (239) 659-3122 | naples.hilton.com 5111 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, Florida, 34103 HAVE YOU MADE YOUR HOLIDAY PARTY PLANS YET?Come celebrate the Holidays at Hilton Naples. Whether you envision a traditional Holiday dinner or a lavish cocktail party, Hilton Naples will deliv er a Holiday celebration perfect for you and your group. Contact: Courtney Strong at (239) 659-3122 or firstname.lastname@example.org*Ask about our 2 hour Lets Jingle & Mingle Party Package starting at $69pp inclusive Celebrate, Share, Rejoice... Hilton Naples ARTS COMMENTARYLook what theyve done to my song, MaI have this recurring nightmare that decades from now, Ill be stuffed in a nursing home with my freedom curtailed, subjected to local people coming in and singing for the old folks. I imagine that Ill have to endure people singing poor covers of songs I loved in my youth (or worse, a medley of Justin Bieber tunes). Yesterdays, the rockin s and groovin s revue at Broadway Palm is a bit of what I imagine that experience would be like. And yes, there is an apostrophe in that title, though Im not sure why. Yesterdays what, I kept wondering. A sextet of singers performs music from the s in the first act and hits from the s in the second. How many out there remember the music from the s and s, they ask from the stage. The audience, of course, cheers. Great, because none of us do, they quip. These performers are so young that Id guess most of their parents werent around then either. Not that you have to be from that era to appreciate the songs or perform them well, but it might have helped them understand the magic of the original music and deliver it differently. Unfortunately, with a few exceptions, Yesterdays is more schlock than rock. Created and written by Victor Legarreta (with original music direction and arrangements by Brian Pia), this show originally played at the Broadway Palm in 1999. Mr. Legarreta goes for the easy jokes, the clichs. Theres the nerd with the taped glasses, the Elvis-crazy girl, the boy shot down by a girl hes trying to woo. In the middle of Act Two, each singer is given the opportunity to do a number without the others backing him or her up, and the difference is remarkable. The songs come alive, and the singers are able to show off their talent. But for the majority of the show, were subjected to Pat Boone versions of songs that shook the world and changed our lives. They way theyre performed in Yesterdays, you wonder: What was so dangerous about rock n roll? Why did some parents forbid their children to listen to it? Why did preachers hold album-burning bonfires? Theres a six-piece band onstage (led by musical director Loren Strickland) that includes a saxophone, trumpet and trombone, but it doesnt provide the electricity that bands of the s and s possessed, that reckless abandon, that certain ineffable something. The music doesnt make you want to tear down the walls of the Broadway Palm, or even just get up and dance. And Mr. Legaretta ends the show on the slowpaced song He Aint Heavy, Hes My Brother, instead of building to a climax. (After applause, the cast reprises At the Hop, the song with which they closed Act One.) The women are the stronger performers. Housso Semon, who played the role of Deloris in the venues production of Sister Act last season, is a standout; her covers of Respect and (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman are the best of the show. She has a strong, commanding voice and knows what to do with a lyric. No, shes not Aretha no ones Aretha but Aretha but she does an impressive job with the songs. Ilana Gabrielle has two of the best solos of the evening: Smile (in Act One) and Patsy Clines Crazy in Act Two. And Rachel Haber struts her stuff with the Leslie Gore anthem You Dont Own Me. But earlier in the evening, when she sings I Only Have Eyes for You, Mr. Legaretta has her go down into the audience, sing to a man and hand him large letter Is that actually have eyes pasted on them. If you think thats the height of humor, then this is the show for you. The revue contains some biographical material, which struck me as kind of strange. Who doesnt know who The Beatles were? Who doesnt know about Woodstock? Isnt that the target audience for this show: people who lived through the s and s and remember the British Invasion and that iconic festival on Yasgurs farm? Mr. Legaretta also includes a bit of advertising for a local car dealership, which just sticks out of the material. A couple other things seemed out of place too: I dont think anyone made air quotes back in the s, and tattoos then were generally found only on sailors or carnival people. I think part of the reason this show didnt work for me is because theres a vast difference between theatrical music and rock n roll. And this revue, for the most part, seems to present the latter as the former. But, the audience ate it up and loved it. As for me, I went home and watched a video clip of Little Richard singing Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On on a 1964 episode of Shindig. At one point, he winds up standing on the piano, then hes back on stage on his knees, then hes waving his jacket above his head while dancers both onstage and in the audience go berserk. Its glorious mayhem. Now thats rock n roll, baby. nancySTETSONnstetson@floridaweekly.com Yesterdays>> When: Through Oct. 8 >> Where: The Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers >> Cost: $39 to $62 >> Info: 278-4422 or broadwaypalm.com COURTESY PHOTOFrom left to right: Scott James Smith, Rachael Haber, Ilana Gabrielle, Housso Semon and Keith McCoy
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPT. 29-OCT. 5, 2016 C11 SWFLS PREMIER DINNER THEATRE 1380 COLONIAL BOULEVARD, FORT MYERS239.278.4422 www.BroadwayPalm.com THE OFF BROADWAY PALMJoin us for a fun-lled trip back in time with this musical comedy revue! Youll hear great songs from the rockin 50s and the groovin 60s including Shake Rattle and Roll My Girl Dancing in the Streets At the Hop Its My Party Blue Moon Stop! In The Name of Love and many more!NOW OCT 8 OCT 6 NOV 12 STEAK & LOBSTER HOUSENAPLES FINEST WATERFRONT STEAKHOUSE Sunday-Thursday 4-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday 4-10 p.m.Reservations Taken 239.261.0622t-michaels.com4050 Gulf Shore Boulevard North; Take US 41 to Park Shore Three-Course Meal $24.95 Every Day 4-6 p.m.Soup or Salad, Entree & Dessert Upgrades Available $5 Appetizers EARLY DINING SPECIALFriday Night SpecialsMINI SURF AND TURF Saturday Night SpecialPRIME RIB$19served w/baked potato & vegetable du jour orFISH & CHIPSAll-You-Can-Eat $19served w/coleslaw RIB SPECIAL STILL AVAILABLE!Sunday Night SpecialsPork Chop Milanese $19 Chopped Steak $17 Available in dining room or lounge! Lawn chairs and blankets welcome. Please no coolers or outside food. You must be 21 years of age to consume alcoholic beverages. ID will be checked at the gate. Tickets are limited and available on a rst come rst served basis.BENEFITING SPONSORED BY FIFTH ANNUAL Buy tickets at www.BrewHaHaMercato.com or call 239.437.0202 N G BrewHaHaMercato.com PUZZLE ANSWERS Rick Severance Guest Speakerpresents + Naples Hilton+ Tuesday, October 4th+ 5:30 p.m.+ Tickets $125+ VIP After Party Reception DINNER & NETWORKING EVENT AFTER PARTY SPONSORED BY: SPONSORED BY:Presenting the Worlds First Solar-Powered Town, Babcock Ranch Please visit NAPLESGROUP.COM or call Jeff at (239) 659-3176 for more information and to purchase tickets! 239.877.4340ILoveNaplesFLA.com
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May 13 11 San Francisco Vancouver Jun 1 10 Venice Monte Carlo Jul 25 7 Monte Carlo Rome Aug 11 9 Barcelona Lisbon Aug 16 7 Anchorage Vancouver Oct 8 7 Venice AthensDateNightsFrom/To LATEST FILMSMiss Peregrines Home for Peculiar ChildrenIs it worth $10? NoIts debatable whether Tim Burton is a great filmmaker, but hes certainly a distinct auteur whose films (Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands) have endured. Because of this we always hope his next movie will be similarly memorable and serve as a reminder of the magic that he, a champion of outcasts if ever there was one, is capable of providing. Unfortunately, Miss Peregrines Home For Peculiar Children is not memorable in the slightest. For a story about a teenager who time travels to 1943 to live with people who have extraordinary abilities, Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children is awfully dull. We know Mr. Burtons films regularly include lavish production values, gaudy costumes and fantastical visual effects. Its always the story that matters most, however, and this time the director does a sluggish job of telling it. Based on the book of the same name by Ransom Riggs, its the story of Jake (Asa Butterf ield) in modern-day Florida and his bond with his Grandpa Abe (Terence Stamp). As a boy, Jake loved hearing wild stories about Abes time with children with strange abilities and seeing pictures of an invisible boy (wearing clothing), a young woman wholl fly away if not for her lead shoes, a super strong little girl, etc. Years go by, Abe dies, and Jake finds a postcard sent to Abe by Miss Peregrine (Eva Green), who runs the home where the children allegedly live. Intrigued, Jake and his father (Chris ODowd) set out to find Miss Peregrine on a remote island off the coast of Wales. To Jakes surprise, he finds the home and learns its peculiar inhabitants relive Sept. 3, 1943, every day and never age. We as an audience, however, feel like we age months waiting for something interesting to happen. Finally, a half hour later, the conflict triggers into motion: Jake realizes a madman named Barron (Samuel L. Jackson) wants to harness the power of peculiars, especially their eyeballs, so he can live forever. The lulls in Jane Goldmans script are possibly the result of trying to stay loyal to the book, but Mr. Jacksons villain is not in the book, which suggests deviating from the source material wasnt a big deal to the filmmakers. So why not trim the excess and give us only the essential parts, the way movies are supposed to? Because Mr. Burton is enamored with each childs abilities and is determined to set up the relationship dynamics amongst the never-aging youngsters. This is good in theory, but should have been rendered in a more compelling way. Visually there are no complaints, as the film looks period specific and has expected flair. Its not worth the 3D upcharge, though, so if youre curious enough to see it, at least spare yourself a few dollars there. If you do go, Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children is not necessarily something youll regret seeing, but youre also likely to leave the theater wishing youd done something else with your two hours. dan HUDAKpunchdrunkmovies.com >> Much is made of Tim Burtons connection to Johnny Depp, but Peregrine also marks the 11th time the director has worked with Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood (Alice in Wonderland). naplesfujiyama.com239.261.43322555 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, FL 34103 6 6 SIX-COURSE ENTREES BUY 1, GET 1 50% OFF SUNDAY-THURSDAY ALL NIGHT FRIDAY-SATURDAY 5-6 PM & 9-10 PM OPEN 5-10 PM 7 DAYS A WEEK NAPLES BEST HAPPY HOUR! 5-7 PM
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Your sculpture of Rembrandt was not made by either of the Mullers you researched, both of whom, by the way, lived many years before Rembrandt (1606-1669). It was made by Hans Muller (1873-1937) of Austria. During the First World War, he was in charge of the facilities of soldier cemeteries. After the war, he became well known for monuments and grave sculptures, as well as portraits and busts of famous figures. Bronze sculptures of Wagner, Shakespeare, Longfellow and George Washington designed like yours with similar name plates and bases have sold between $110 and $400, which is where your sculpture would be valued. Larger and more detailed work by Hans Muller sells into the thousands. Q: I bought a Belleek creamer and sugar bowl decorated with a yellow ribbon and bow back in the 1960s. The marks has a circle R over a harp and the words Belleek, Ireland and Deanta in Eirinn, Reg. No. 0857. The sugar bowl has a green mark and the creamer a black mark. Why are the marks different colors? A: The black mark with the words Deanta in Eirinn was used from 1926 to 1946. The green mark that is the same, except for the color, was used from 1946 to 1955 A sugar and creamer pair usually has the same marks since they were bought at the same time. Belleek made some patterns for many years and you may have a replacement for a broken piece. Q: I have 18 ivory-colored molded plastic Van Brode figures. They are each about 2 inches tall and are marked Van Brode on one side of the base and with the name of a country or nationality on the other side. Some of the ones I have are marked Cuba, Hawaiian, Hungarian, Mexico and West Indies. What can you tell me about them? A: David and Goldie Brody bought American Cereals in Clinton, Mass., in 1941 and changed the name of the company to Van Brode Milling. Dancing Dolls were included in boxes of Luckies Puffed Wheat and Puffed Rice cereals in 1955 and The dolls were made in pairs, male and female, and posed to look like dancers in traditional costumes. The company was bought by Weetabix in 1981. The figures sell online for as low as $5 for a group of 28 figures. Tip: American carousel figures are more heavily carved on the right side, because they went around counterclockwise. The left side is more ornate for European carousel figures, because the carousel turned the other way. American figures sell for more money. Terry Kovel and Kim Kovel answer questions sent to the column. By sending a letter with a question and a picture, 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. 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For reservations and more information, go to naplesbuckeyes.com and click on events. Naples Ship Modelers is an informal group dedicated to building wooden ship models. Members meet at 9:30 a.m. on the first and third Saturday of the month at the Landmark Naples community in North Naples. The next meetings are Oct. 1 and 15. Members are asked to bring their works in progress and be prepared to share techniques and tips. All are invited to enjoy lunch afterward at Fitzgeralds. For more information, call Dick Ritchie at 5940868 or email dcritchie@ comcast.net. The Naples IOWA Club invites friends and fans of the University of Iowa to watch the Hawkeyes take on the Northwestern University Wildcats at noon Saturday, Oct. 1, at Weekend Willies, 5310 Shirley St. For more information, call Tyler Mosher at (641) 430-0216 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Gulf Breeze Button Club meets at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, at the Golden Gate Community Center. All who are interested in collecting and studying antique clothing buttons are welcome. For more information, call 682-6117. Tech4Good SWFL welcomes staff and volunteers of nonprofit organizations who want to learn more about using technology to advance their mission and their community engagement and fundraising efforts. Meetings are from 6-8 p.m. on the first Tuesday each month at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 6340 Napa Woods Way. On Oct. 4, a branding expert will talk about ways to preserve brands in social media graphics. Admission is free, and a light dinner is served. RSVP by emailing email@example.com. For more information, visit tech4goodswfl.org. The San Marco Knights of Columbus Council #6344 meets on the first Tuesday of every month at the Parish Center at 851 San Marco Road, Marco Island. Membership is open to all Catholic men. The next meeting is Oct. 4. For more information, call John Caltabiano at 642-9840 or visit marcoknights.com. The Southwest Florida Ski & Travel Club holds a business meeting at 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month in the Parrot Room at Gulf Coast Inn, 2555 T amiami Trail N., Naples. Social gatherings are the third Tuesday of every month at varying locations. The next business meeting is Oct. 4. For more information, call 839-3711 or visit naplesskiclub.com. Members of the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1067-Naples meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, at Naples Municipal Airport. Members are pilots, student pilots, plane builders and aviation enthusiasts. The local chapter also serves a pancake breakfast from 8-11 a.m. on the second Sunday of each month in the pilots lounge at the airport. Admission for $5 includes coffee, pancakes, 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 next breakfast is Oct. 9. For more information, call 649-6627 or visit eaa1067.com. Members and guests of The Naples Press Club meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at The RitzCarlton Golf Resort. Guest speaker Jennifer Edwards, Collier County supervisor of elections, will share an inside view of the general election process and particular challenges of this election season. Cost is $30 for members, $40 for others, $10 for students. RSVP required. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go go naplespressclub.org. Kappa Alpha Theta alumnae in of Naples, Marco Island & Bonita Springs meet for lunch at noon Monday, Oct. 10, at Bayside in The Village on Venetian Bay. RSVP by Oct. 6 by calling Betsy Penzo at 404-3075 or emailing penzob@ aol.com. The Naples Orchid Society welcomes members and guests to meetings on the first Thursday of the month at Moorings Presbyterian Church. The next meeting is Oct. 6. Guest speaker Roy Tokunaga of H&R Nurseries in Hawaii will discuss the genus dendrobium and will have plants for sale before and after the meeting. The church is at 791 Harbour Drive. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for flower registration. Judging is at 7:10 p.m., followed by a short meeting at 7:15 p.m. and the program at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit naplesorchidsociety.org. Eastern Airlines Silverliners of Southwest Florida, a philanthropic organization of former flight attendants, welcomes all former and present flight attendants from Eastern Airlines as well as other airlines to join the chapter. The next luncheon meeting takes place at noon Saturday, Oct. 8, at DeRomos Gourmet Restaurant at the Promenade in Bonita Springs. Reservations are required by Oct. 5. Call Darlene Hall Follese at 495-9741 or email jdfollese@ comcast.net. 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The bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon reading Beckstoffer Georges III vineyard got my attention big time. Andy Beckstoffer is probably the most famous grape grower in America, selling fruit only to the highestquality winemakers at a price per ton that would make your eyes pop. I had to find out how the owners of this winery, which Id never heard of, could convince Mr. Beckstoffer to sell them any of his precious grapes, so I called them up and spoke to Palmer Emmitt, one of the principals. Turns out Mr. Emmitt and Beckstoffer go way back, and that helps. My journey into wine was a long and winding road, Mr. Emmitt recalls. His father was a collector of Bordeaux and Napa Cabernets, but the first wine he was drawn to was a Pinot Noir from Oregon. Later on, while living in San Francisco, he met winemaker Michael Scorsone, who is now his business partner. Michael was working as an assistant winemaker at Failla, making absolutely stunning Sonoma Coast Pinot Noirs, and amazing Syrah and Chardonnay, he told me. He let me taste them from the barrel. That was all it took. Mr. Emmitt quit his job and moved to Sonoma. Wine was in the Scorsone familys blood. My father was born in Sicily, Mr. Scorsone told me. He would make wine in the garage when I was growing up and serve it to me mixed with 7-Up. The younger Mr. Scorsone went to the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y., where he really caught the wine bug. Working a few harvests in Valpolicella, Italy, and New Zealand rounded out his education. He and Mr. Emmitt teamed up in 2011. We wanted to make wines that we want to drink, Mr. Emmitt said. They should be authentic and reflect the place where they are grown. Mr. Scorsone believes the winemakers job is to get the grapes from the vine to the bottle with as little manipulation as possible. Our mantra in the winery is, Do less, he said. Its not any sort of winemaking doctrine like organic or biodynamic. Its just what we think is the best wine possible from each lot. The partners named the winery in honor of Mr. Emmitts grandfather, who was a judge in the California Gold Rush town of Placerville. We thought there was something very fitting about the parallel between what a judge does in a courtroom and what we think the winemakers role should be in the winery, he mused. You need the knowledge and expertise to understand everything that happens, but the restraint to ensure that you dont interfere unnecessarily or impart too much bias. He calls it wine justice. In my sampling, I discovered that the partners do justice to the prized Beckstoffer fruit, as well as to the grapes they source from other growers. As a small winery, they dont have extensive distribution, but joining the wine club at judgepalmer.com offers significant discounts on all their offerings. Try them, and judge them with a jury of your peers. Judge Palmer 2012 Malbec Bavarian Lion Vineyard ($45) Deep chocolate, cassis and mineral aromas on the nose with black plum flavors accented with tobacco, smoke, chocolate and a nice long finish. WW 91. Judge Palmer Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage Select 2012 ($40) A blend of lots from several vineyards, this wine shows the results of spending 24 months in mostly new French oak barrels. The fruit aromas are big and bold, with chocolate and smoke flavors on the palate. Id give this one a little more time. WW 92. Judge Palmer Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard ($115) This is the big wine I mentioned at the start of this column. Dark garnet in the glass, huge perfume on the nose and silky smooth on the palate. With brown leather, cinnamon, brioche and big black fruit throughout, it shows what a good winemaker can do with great fruit. WW 95.Ask the Wine WhispererQ: I recently heard of a bug that attacks vineyards and kills the vines. Can you tell me what it is? Julian K., EsteroA: Unfortunately, grapevines have many enemies, including ones with four, six and eight legs. One of the worst is Pierces Disease, which is spread by an insect intriguingly named the glassywinged sharpshooter. The disease interferes with the flow of water throughout the vines, scorches the leaves and kills the plant. Jerry Greenfield is The Wine Whisperer. He is also creative director of Greenfield Advertising Group. His book, Secrets of the Wine Whisperer, is available at winewhisperer.com and also on Amazon. Read his other writings on his website. jerryGREENFIELDvino@floridaweekly.com
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 5, 2016 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 LUNCH SPECIALS Daily from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. BAR HAPPY HOUR Half Price Alcoholic Beverages & Tapas Selections$ Daily from 11:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.LIVE ENTERTAINMENT Nightly from 8:30 p.m. to Closing TWO HAPPY DINNERS $34.95 Offered Sun-Thu 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. & Fri-Sat 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.Featuring Local Seafood & Florida Fresh Produce. Add House or Caesar Salad $5. Add Preferred Liquor at Happy Hour Price. Specially discounted products cannot be combined with other promotions. CUISINEFusion food still distinguishes A Table ApartDining on restaurant-rich Bonita Beach Road during season can be a fools errand unless you plan ahead and are able to secure reservations. With that time of year approaching quickly, and with many restaurants reopening after a summer break, this is a good time to revisit some of the thoroughfares better establishments. This might be the only month of the year you can risk walking into A Table Apart, for instance, without booking a table ahead. (Nevertheless, I didnt take that risk.) Chef-owner Jeff Acol reopened his cozy little place Sept. 1, and we havent reviewed it since 2011 so I jumped at the chance to revisit. The Hawaiian chef and his French wife, Jessica, opened A Table Apart in 2008 after working at a number of resort restaurants here and elsewhere. They are committed to serving only sustainable seafood and naturally raised meats, but thats only one of the characteristics that set them apart. Like their marriage, their menu reflects a union of diverse influences, blending cuisines, flavors and techniques in uncommon ways.An appetizer of escargot ($12) serves as a perfect microcosm of their philosophy. Any other restaurant, youd expect to have it swimming in garlic butter or baked in puff pastry with cream. Inspired by Philippine adobo, Chef Acol tenderly sauts his snails in coconut milk seasoned with vinegar and soy sauce, with hints of kaffir lime. The resulting broth is a little sweet, a little tangy, a little salty 100 percent delicious. The culinary commingling continues with Hawaiian tea-braised pork tucked into Mexican quesadillas, fried whole snapper over soba noodles, and mac and cheese amped up with blue crab and truffle essence. For the time being, you can take advantage of a three-course prix-fixe sampling of the menu for $32-$39. From the ample wine list, we sipped glasses of Woop Woop Shiraz ($10) and Farmlands Pinot Noir ($13), an excellent Willamette Valley product for the price. At $39, the bottle price shows that A Table Apart does not triple or quadruple the prices of its wines like most restaurants do; Farmlands retails for about $20.It wasnt too difficult to narrow down the first-course selections because the pommes frites ($9) are a must, whether or not you order them laced with truffle oil for a buck extra. I have munched on French fries high and low and have never had any better than A Table Aparts. The crisp batons are tossed with grated Parmesan and fresh herbs such as rosemary and parsley. The truffle oil does not overwhelm the fries with its funky flavor either. The aforementioned escargot was our other starter this time, but from previous visits I can also recommend the mussels with chorizo and the kalua pig quesadilla. The snails were paired with a delicious salad of grilled eggplant, red peppers and scallions and served with thin slices of toasted bread. Mr. Acols rendition just might change the way you think about escargot.As we savored our quickly served and quickly consumed appetizers, mourning the last of those pommes frites, we enjoyed the charming Hawaiian guitar music playing in the background. With faux banana trees and fish-themed artwork on the golden faux-finished walls, A Table Apart creates an Asian-Pacific island ambience without overdoing it. (We were willing to linger long into the evening in this setting, but the super-efficient staff kept the food arriving so quickly that we were done and on our way in less than 90 minutes.) For the main course, the menu is subdivided into Earth, Water and Jeff Turned Giuseppe a few token Italian dishes such as rigatoni alla Bolognese. From Earth-bound entrees, we selected a flatiron steak crusted with housesmoked blue cheese ($29). As it tends to be, the shoulder-cut flatiron is a bit tougher than more premium cuts, but its no slouch when it comes to flavor. The steak was perfectly cooked medium-rare, and the cheese added a pleasing smoky, salty note. We also liked the balsamic tomato sauce on the side, a sort of gourmet twist on ketchup. Even the mashed potatoes were perfection: smooth and buttery, without competing with the main attraction on the plate.From the Water section of the menu, the triple tail ($35) was equally satisfying. The thick fillet was remarkably moist, with huge flakes of pearly flesh topped with an Asian aioli. Citrus beurre blanc sprinkled with black sesame seeds added a tangy and colorful counterpoint to the sweet, juicy fish. Perfectly grilled asparagus and steamed white rice completed the plate.If you are tempted to forego dessert, dont. The Okinawan sweet potato pie ($8) is not to be missed. The pretty purple potato filling is topped with a firm coconut milk pudding and based on a shortbread macadamia nut crust. The lilikoi cheesecake ($8) has passion fruit in the filling and drizzled as a syrup on top; the tart golden fruit is a perfect foil for the richness of cheesecake, it turns out. From appetizers to entrees to dessert, theres something in every course that sets A Table Apart apart. drew STERWALDcuisine@floridaweekly.com A Table Apart>> Hours: 5-9 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday >> Reservations: Recommended >> Credit cards: Accepted >> Price range: Appetizers, $7-$18; entrees, $23-$37 >> Beverages: Beer and wine >> Specialties of the house: Global fusion >> Volume: Low >> Parking: Attached lot >> Website: atableapart.netRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 4295 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs; 221-8540 Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor Lilikoi cheesecake (thats passion fruit) is a nod to Chef Jeff Acols Hawaiian heritage. Pan-seared triple tail is perched on top of grilled asparagus and steamed rice.DREW STERWALD / FLORIDA WEEKLY Escargot is served in a coconut milk broth with grilled eggplant salad. Pommes frites are tossed with Parmesan, fresh herbs and truffle oil. House-smoked blue cheese tops a flatiron steak.
Golf course, preserve, and water views, home sites measuring 52-feet wide and 145-feet deep or deeper, and six floor plans ranging from 1,850 to 2,828 square feet priced from the high $400s to the low$600s continue to drive sales in Lennar Corporations Kinross neighborhood at TwinEagles. Kinross presents a final opportunity to purchase a single-family home in TwinEagles at the high $400s to the low-$600s price point. Two furnished models are open for viewing and 32 buildable home sites remain available. Seven unfurnished, move-in ready homes are available, three of which are completed and the remainder of which will be completed and available for occupancy by late January or early February. Base pricing for the Kinross floor plans includes a caged heated pool and spa, a summer kitchen with a refrigerator, a pavered pool deck, lanai and driveway, wood ceilings on the lanai, crown moldings in the living areas and owners bedroom, and additional features. Lennars Angelina floor plan offers 2,061 square feet with a great room, island kitchen, formal dining room, two bedrooms, a den or third bedroom, two full baths, and a two-car garage. The great room and owners bedroom open to a covered lanai. Coffered ceiling details are featured in the great room, dining room, and owners bedroom. The Angelina plan is base-priced at $543,094. An Angelina model is open for viewing and unfurnished Angelina residences are available for purchase. The Angelina model showcases an interior design by Robb & Stuckys Tricia Lynch and Cynthia Bradford, ASID. Their neutral color palette includes whites, creams, and beige with splashes of blue. Flooring throughout the living areas is beige 20 x 20-inch porcelain tile while the den features hardwood and the bedrooms are carpeted. A custom built-in in the great room functions as the entertainment center while providing storage and display space. The dining rooms custom built-in provides an attractive shelving unit. Hand-scraped espresso hardwood flooring in the den is offset by beige walls. The kitchens island provides a gathering spot with four stools in dark wood and creamy upholstered seats. The cabinetry is dark cherry with clean-lined hardware. Granite counters feature mellow gold tones. The covered lanais summer kitchen features cabinetry and countertops matching the kitchen. A dining area includes a table in a driftwood tone paired with six chairs in a wicker finish. The 2,247 square feet Maria plan includes a great room and island kitchen, a spacious dining area, three bedrooms, a den or fourth bedroom, three full baths, a covered lanai off the great room and owners bedroom, and a two-car garage. Coffered ceiling details are featured in the great room, dining area, and owners bedroom. The Maria floor plan is basepriced at $558,094. A furnished Maria model is open for viewing and unfurnished Maria residences are available for purchase. The Maria showcases an interior by Baers Furnitures Janet Graham, ASID. Her design blends contemporary flair with traditional straight lines. The color palette includes muted grays with fabrics that blend creams and aquas. Flooring throughout the living areas is 20 x 20-inch neutral porcelain tile. Ceiling details and custom built-ins add to the look. Espresso wood flooring in the den blends perfectly with an espresso-toned custom built-in topped with a gray granite counter. A hallway sweeps past the den to a space that combines the dining area, great room and kitchen. In the dining area, a glasstopped table seats eight. In the kitchen, extensive perimeter cabinetry features a creamy linen finish with raised panel doors. The countertop is executed in a granite with swirling splashes of grays and creams. The same material is used for a 4-inch backsplash. On the lanai, an oversized wicker coffee table in a deep espresso finish is accompanied by eight chairs with aqua upholstered cushions. The outdoor kitchen features cabinetry with a built-in grill. The countertop is executed in granite with a decorative backsplash. A soft color palette of silver, gold, cream, and blue bathes the owners bedroom in a serene and tranquil atmosphere. In the owners bathroom, the vanity cabinetry and granite match the kitchen while porcelain tile extends along the tub deck and into the shower. Lennars Catalina plan is base-priced at $643,094 and offers 2,828 square feet under air with a large great room, bonus room, owners suite and three guest bedrooms, four baths, an island kitchen, covered lanai, and a two-car garage. The plan is suited to entertaining as well as hosting out of town guests. Base-priced at $532,094, the 2,246 square feet under air Isabella great room plan includes three bedrooms and a den or fourth bedroom, two full baths, a formal dining area, an island kitchen with a raised bar and bar seating and a lanai with an outdoor kitchen, as well as dining and conversation areas. Unfurnished Isabella residences are available for purchase. The Sophia floor plan takes full advantage of TwinEagles captivating natural setting. The 2,032 square feet under air Sophia plan is base-priced at $522,094 and includes a large great room, an owners suite and three guest bedrooms, three baths, an island kitchen, a covered lanai, and a two-car garage. Lennar has included a two-car courtyard garage with its Victoria floor plan base-priced at $510,094. The 1,850 square feet under air plan offers a great room and island kitchen, two bedrooms, a den, two baths, and a covered lanai. Unfurnished Victoria residences are available for purchase. Visit the TwinEagles Sales Center at 11330 Twin Eagles Boulevard, or call 239.352.8000. Visit Twin Eagles online at twineagles.com. Models, move-in ready homes open in Kinross at TwinEagles WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 5, 2016 1SPONSORED CONTENT YOUR GUIDE TO NEW HOME COMMUNITIES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA Above: Lennar Corporations Maria model is one of two furnished model residences open for viewing in TwinEagles new Kinross neighborhood. Completed unfurnished residences are available for immediate move-in. Right: The Angelina floor plan in Kinross at TwinEagles is base-priced at $543,094. An Angelina model is open for viewing and unfurnished Angelina residences are available for purchase. Below: A golf membership is included with the purchase of every newly constructed home in TwinEagles.
Kalea Bays first tower reaches penthouse floor Clubhouse also under constructionKalea Bay, a gated, resort-lifestyle community located on Vanderbilt Drive in North Naples, has set a new standard for luxury residential high-rise living. The incredibly-designed residences at Kalea Bay, combined with spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico, the Cocohatchee River and a pristine nature preserve, have propelled the community to become one of the hottest-selling properties this year. As of mid-September, the construction on our first tower reached the penthouse floor, stated Inga Wilson, Kalea Bays Vice President of Sales & Marketing. The 22-story tower, with 120 residences, will have 20 floors of residences over two floors of parking. From my office in the sales center I can observe the construction progress on a daily basis, said Wilson. Its not only exciting for me, but also for those whove already purchased and even the visitors who have come to the sales center for the first time. 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 3,755 total square feet. Residences 2 and 5, with three-bedrooms plus den and three-and-a-half baths, have 3,835 total square feet while residences 3 and 4 are four-bedroom/ four-bath plans with 3,921 total square feet. All residents of Kalea Bay will revel in gulf views, open floor plans, a private elevator leading directly into their residence, 9-foot, 2-inch ceilings in living areas, and wood floors throughout. The custom kitchens have Wolf and SubZero appliances, a natural gas range, Downsview cabinetry, quartz countertops, a Butlers pantry and oversized island. Our kitchens feature an open design we call lifestyle designs that blends the kitchen seamlessly into the living and dining rooms, perfect for todays hosts and hostesses, said Wilson. The layout of the kitchen can be experienced firsthand through a replica of one in our sales center. The master bedroom includes an oversized walk-in closet while the master bath has his and hers vanities, quartz countertops, luxury cabinetry, a soaking tub and separate glass-enclosed shower. All master suites, kitchens and main living areas have direct views to the water and preserve, stated Wilson. That means all of our residents have front row seats for our spectacular sunsets. Additional residential features include floor-to-ceiling windows and doors that open to large lanais with transparent glass rails. High-tech wiring and fully equipped laundry rooms round out the list of features. Wilson says dramatic views are available to every single resident, not matter which floor they live on. Thats because the towers amenities are located on the rooftop, explained Wilson. That includes our sky lounge, a dramatic pool and the open-air fitness center. From the rooftop, residents can enjoy daily views of the Gulf of Mexico, the nature preserves and two beaches ranked among the best in the United States. Those beaches include Barefoot Beach Preserve Park, which was ranked #2 nationally in 2015, and Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park, which was ranked #9, said Wilson. The first residential highrise tower at Kalea Bay will be completed in the summer of next year. However, it wont be the only building on-site to reach that milestone. Currently, Kalea Bays community clubhouse area is also under construction and slated to be completed around the same timeframe, said Wilson. Our clubhouse area will be the social and recreational centerpiece of the community. Kalea Bays 88,000-square-foot clubhouse is located on the north side of the large lake at the communitys entrance. It will feature three individual pools, including a resort pool, an adults-only pool and a childrens pool, plus an expansive pool deck, an open air bar, an indoor/ outdoor restaurant, a snack bar, an Internet cafe and a gifts and sundries shop. All three pools will overlook the lake and provide a multitude of recreational options for everyone who lives and visits here, said Wilson. Expansive sun decks with lounge chairs and native, tropical plants will separate each of the three pools for the ultimate in privacy. If basking in the sun or taking a refreshing dip in the pool isnt on a residents schedule, perhaps meeting friends for lunch, dinner or drinks is. We have the perfect place for all three, said Wilson. The indoor/outdoor restaurant will serve phenomenal meals throughout the day. And what better way to celebrate the good life in Florida than meeting family and friends for drinks while watching the sun set over the Gulf of Mexico. This is what living in Florida is supposed to be. Just a short walk from the clubhouse will be the tennis pavilion with six lighted Har-Tru tennis courts. Nearby are 24 guest suites to accommodate overnight guests and family members. Having that number of guest suites is unusual for a luxury high-rise community, but its an amenity many of our residents are excited about especially when they have extended family visiting, said Wilson. There will also be a shuttle service, originating from the clubhouse, to the beach. For more information regarding Kalea Bay visit the on-site sales center. It is located on Vanderbilt Drive, just north of Wiggins Pass Road at 13910 Old Coast Road in North Naples. Additional information is available by calling (239) 793-0110 or online at KaleaBay.com. Above: The 22-story tower at Kalea Bay has 120 residences. Left: The 88,000-square-foot clubhouse features three separate pools, a deck bar, an indoor/outdoor restaurant and an Internet cafe. Kalea Bay residences have open floor plans with 9-foot high ceilings. Kalea Bays first tower was designed with rooftop amenities, including a sky lounge, spectacular pool and open-air fitness center. All master bedrooms offer views of the Gulf of Mexico. 2 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 5, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY
Now showing in 9unique communities. OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY & SUNDAY, FROM 12 P.M. P.MBROKER PARTICIPATION WELCOMED. ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONSREFERENCE SHOULD BE MADE TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. NOT AN OFFERING WHERE PROHIBITED BY STATE LAW. PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. BONITA BAY AND ITS ASSOCIATED LOGO ARE TRADEMARKS OF BONITA BAY PROPERTIES, INC., AND ARE USED UNDER LICENSE.We have an incredible selection of move-in-ready luxury homes at our best prices of the year, in the best communities throughout Southwest Florida. Come have a look at the impeccable craftsmanship, exquisite interiors and an incomparable lifestyle and nd the home of your dreamsready for you right now. All brought to you by a best-selling, award-winning developer and builder. Majestic II Lely Resort Stella Bonita Bay Glenmore TwinEagles FLStockDevelopment For directions and complete listings of all our models & communities please visit StockDevelopment.comWindsor III Esplanade LELY RESORT Was NOW Wentworth Coach Home 2/2.5 2,091 $481,645 $471, 645 Capri Twin Villa 3/2 2,107 $517,435 $477,435 Sienna Twin Villa 2/2 2,195 $530,025 $490,025 San Remo III Single-Family 2/2 1,809 $679,685 $639,685 St Andrews Coach Home 3/3.5 2,743 $762,975 furnished Majestic II Single-Family 4/4 3,843 $1,921,994 $1,849,990 furnishedBONITA BAY NOW Stella Estate Home 4/4.5 4,238 $2,706,310 Savannah Estate Home 4/4.5 4,500 $3,256,915 furnishedQUAIL WEST Was NOW Palmhurst Villa 3/3.5 2,822 $1,139,445 $1,089,445 Cadera Villa 3/3.5 2,725 $1,175,000 furnished Regency Manor Single-Family 4/4.5 3,699 $1,545,355 $1,456,530 Magnolia Estate Homes 4/4.5 5,541 $3,895,000 furnished Oakmont Estate Homes 4/4 (2).5 5,524 $4,700,000 furnishedISLES OF COLLIER PRESERVE Was NOW Cocoplum Estate Home 4/4.5 3,641 $1,363,035 Marigold Estate Home 4/4.5 3,578 $1,690,040 furnished ESPLANADE, NAPLES NOW Regency Manor Single-Family 4/4.5 3,699 $1,208,215 Majorca II Single-Family 4/4.5 4,089 $2,003,260 furnished Windsor III Single-Family 4/4.5 4,155 $2,088,715 furnishedTWINEAGLES NOW Muireld V Single-Family 4/4.5 3,375 $1,373,475 Regency Manor Single-Family 4/4.5 3,699 $1,548,060OLDE CYPRESS Was NOWFinal new home available in Lantana. Full Golf Membership Included.San Remo III #19 Single-Family 2/2 1,809 $629,475 $569,990HIDDEN HARBOR Was NOW Largo Single-Family 3/3 2,552 $765,155 $715,155 Biscayne Single-Family 3/2 2,384 $894,990 $844,990 furnished Captiva Single-Family 4/3.5 2,600 $939,820 $889,820 Anastasia Single-Family 3/3.5 2,913 $1,258,802 $1,214,502 furnishedPARK SHORE Was NOW 3750 Fountainhead Lane Estate Home 4/4.5 4,189 $3,795,000 furnished 3750 Fountainhead Custom Estate
4 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 5, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 15 16 9 14 The Colony Golf & Bay Club4541 Coconut Road Bonita Springs, FL 239.495.1300 TheColonyWCI.comSeaglass at Bonita Bay26951 Country Club Drive Bonita Springs, FL 239.301.4940 seaglassatbonitabay.comAltaira4541 Coconut Road Bonita Springs, FL 239.495.1300 AltairaWCI.comKalea Bay13910 Old Coast Road Naples, FL 239.793.0110 KaleaBay.com Mediterra15836 Savona Way Naples, FL 855.810.7976 mediterranaples.comQuail West6289 Burnham Road Naples, FL 239.592.1010 QuailWest.comTalis Park16980 Livingston Road Naples, FL 239.449.5900 TalisPark.comTwin Eagles11330 Twin Eagles Boulevard Naples, FL 239.352.8000 TwinEagles.comOlde Cypress7276 Lantana Circle Naples, FL 239.596.4794 OldeCypressLantana.comRaffia Preserve4075 Wolfe Road Naples, FL 239.598.2370 raffiapreserve.wcicommunities.comNaples Square100 S Goodlette-Frank Road Naples, FL 239.228.5800 NaplesSquare.comThe Isles of Collier Preserve5445 Caribe Avenue Naples, FL 877.626.7694 minto.comLely Resort8020 Grand Lely Drive Naples, FL 239.793.2100 stockdevelopment.comMangrove Bay201 Goodlette Road South Naples, FL 239.261.2200 MangroveBayNaples.comResidences at Mercato9123 Strada Place, Suite 7125 Naples, FL 239.594.9400 ResidencesAtMercato.comLamorada Naples2190 Woodcrest Drive Naples, FL 239.444.4450 WCICommunities.comLivingston Lakes15161 Palmer Lake Circle Naples, FL 239.444.3490 livingstonlakes.com 1 13 17 18 Ave Maria5076 Annunciation Circle #104 Ave Maria, FL (888) 841-3477 AveMaria.comPaloma26109 St. Michael Lane Bonita Springs, FL 239.949.8910 drhorton.comMockingbird Crossing 1600 Mockingbird Crossing Dr. Naples, FL 239.233.0592 drhorton.comTuscany Pointe14310 Tuscany Pointe Trail Naples, FL 34120 239.225.2679 drhorton.com 19 20 22 Sorrento28063 Sosta Lane #2 Bonita Springs, FL 239.225.2659 drhorton.comSienna Reserve14656 Reserve Lane Naples, FL 239.643.4333 siennareservenaples.comAndalucia1336 Andlaucia Way Naples, FL 239.304.8314 andalucianaples.comEstuary at Grey Oaks1220 Gordon River Trail Naples, FL 239.261.3148 estuaryatgreyoaks.com 23 24 25 21 Gulf of MexicoAirport Pullin g RdBayshore DrRattlesnake Hammock RdRadio RdLivingston RdThomasson DrMassey StGoodlette RdVanderbilt Beach RdImmokalee RdFrank Blvd DrLivingston Rd SCrayton Rd111th Ave NPlateau RdGoodlette Rde BlvdPelican Marsh BlvdCounty Barn Rd5th Pine Ridge RdGolden Gate PkwyLogan BlvdTamiami TrlTamiami TrlTa miami TrlBonita Beach RdSanta Barbara Blvd Santa Barbara BlvdOld Hwy 41Green BlvdGolden Gate BlvdLivingston RFiddlers Creek PkwyDavis BlvdCollier BlvdCollier BlvdNaples l t Reg Park BeacLely Pelican Bay Naples Park VineyardsGolden GateIsland WalkNaplesPine RidgeVerona Walk Naples Manor Lely Resort East Naples Port Royal Pass Belle Meade Shell Island Palm River 31 867 951 951 84 41 41 75CENTRAL NAPLES NORTH NAPLES OLD NAPLES EAST NAPLES BONITA SPRINGS ESTEROHickory BlvdlBon ita Beac h RdImpe rial Pkwy Imp erial i ta B each R d SEOld 41 RdCoconut Rd 865 75 NAPLES 1 15 S 19 22 14 16 3 13 11 2 5 d 6 12 a a a as a a a a as a a a as as as a a s as a s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s se ey e ey e e e e e ey ey e e e e e e e ey ey ey ey y S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S a a a a as a a a a as as a as as as a as a a s s s s s s s s s s s s s se s e y e y ey e e e e ey y y y y y y y y y S 20 21 4 7 10 8 9 s s s s s s s s s s s ell Grade RdRandall Blvd47th AveOil Well Rd p Kea is RdEverglades BlvdEverglades BlvdMassey St m okalee RdWilson BlvdDesoto BlvdPlateau RdDesoto Blv d N d Golden Gate BlvdCollier Blvden eOrangetreeGolden Gates Estates 75EAST NAPLES 18 17 g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g Pa P P P P P P P P P r rk r r k r r r r k r k r r k k r k P P P P P P P P P Pa P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P r rk rk r k k r k r rk k r r k r r r r r k r k r k r r k r r k k r r k r k k 23 24 25
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& AssociatesRooftop pool and fitness center. Forever views. Luxurious living. Its all part of the amazing lifestyle youll discover at Kalea Bay. The expansive residences so chic. The spacious interiors so contemporary. The open lanais with views of the Gulf of Mexico so coastal. And all those pools so cool. Priced from $1.3 million13910 Old Coast Road, Naples, FL 34110 KaleaBay.com 239-793-0110 Some say the sky is the limit. We see it as just the Beginning.
After 15 years, Stock continues to transform SWFL luxury marketSince its humble beginning 15 years ago, Stock Development has completed over 4,000 homes in Southwest Florida. In the process, it has transformed gated golf course communities and neighborhoods throughout the region into cherished destinations for homebuyers from all over the world. Repeatedly acknowledged for the quality of its residences, Stock has been nationally ranked in Builder Magazines BUILDER 100 for four consecutive years and was recently recognized as the Best Residential Builder in Gulfshore Business Magazines 2016 Best of Business Awards. Stock Development and its luxury homebuilding division, Stock Signature Homes, continue to expand their reach in the luxury home market from Marco Island north to Bradenton. The expansion includes homes in The Concession, Lakewood Ranch, Bay Woods at Bonita Bay, Babcock Ranch, Naples Reserve, communities in Collier and Lee counties by Stock Development, Estuary at Grey Oaks, TwinEagles, The Isles of Collier Preserve, the Park Shore and Pine Ridge neighborhoods, on Marco Island, and in Palm Beach. Stocks success is predicated on maintaining a readily available supply of homes designed to meet the preferences of luxury homebuyers. Thoughtfully crafted homes include open concept living areas, expansive gourmet kitchens, finishes that convey a refined yet casual elegance, and large outdoor living areas with fire and water features, custom pools and spas, summer kitchens and multiple gathering spaces. A completed Caribbean style home at 3750 Fountainhead Lane in Park Shore includes richly finished exterior details. Priced at $3,795,000 with furnishings, the 4,189 square feet two-story model features an interior by Clive Daniel Homes Rebekah ErrettPikosky and Charlie Hansen. Their design presents coastal flair with a clean, elegant edge that conveys timeless classical styling. The coastal influence is evident in their color palette of aquas and seaglass balanced against neutral backgrounds. Wide plank wirebrushed white oak flooring presents a relaxed seaside ambience. Scheduled for completion in January, the 4,189 square feet Astoria III residence at 675 Anchor Road is priced at $3,895,000 with furnishings and is ideally suited to the Naples lifestyle. The living areas include a great room with a fireplace, a gourmet island kitchen, walk-in wine room, formal dining room, study, four bedrooms, four full baths and two half-baths, an outdoor living area with a summer kitchen, fireplace, pool and spa, a one-car garage, and a two-car garage. Soco Interiors Charlotte Horvath is creating a transitional design that will provide a comfortable ambiance. Her palette will include whites, warm neutrals, soft greys, and rich browns. Sophisticated, edgy accents will convey contemporary influences. Flooring in the living areas will be a light, Serpenggianto polished porcelain tile. Slated for completion in late second quarter, 2017, and priced at $3,895,000, the 4,189 square feet Astoria IV furnished model at 3050 Crayton Road is suited to a luxurious indoor/outdoor lifestyle. The living areas include a great room with a fireplace, a gourmet island kitchen, walk-in wine room, formal dining room, study, four bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, a pool bath, a one-car garage, and a two-car garage. The outdoor living area includes a summer kitchen, fireplace, pool and spa. The Astoria IV will showcase an interior by Meredith Summersgill, Senior Designer at Soco Interiors. After selling its 7,713 square feet Neapolitan estate model in Estuary at Grey Oaks for $7 million less than 90 days after completion, Stock is building its 7,019 square feet two-story Aqualane estate model in Estuary. The plan includes inviting spaces ideal for entertaining. Scheduled for completion in January, and priced at $7,295,000 fullyfurnished, the Aqualane will feature an interior by Soco Interiors Daniel Kilgore and Natalie Kibler. The coastal contemporary resort-style homes grand parlour will include a fireplace. The living areas will feature a grand room and kitchen that open to an outdoor living area with a summer kitchen, dining area, and a conversation area with a seethrough fireplace. Also included will be a formal dining room, wet bar, butlers pantry, club room, study, five bedrooms, five full baths, two half-baths, an owners garage, and a three-car garage. Stock is nearing completion of furnished models in Pine Ridge Estates in North Naples that feature its 4,369 square feet Clairborne II floor plan. The great room plan offers an additional 1,084 square feet of covered lanai space and features a formal dining room, gourmet island kitchen, study, exercise room, three bedrooms plus a VIP suite, three-and-a-half baths plus a pool bath, and two two-car garages. The model will include a fireplace and outdoor kitchen on the lanai and a pool and spa. Priced at $3,795,000 furnished, the Clairborne II at 392 West Street is scheduled for completion in January and will showcase a coastal contemporary interior by Soco Interiors Daniel Kilgore. The second Clairborne II is located at 186 North Street and scheduled for completion in February. Priced at $3,895,000, the model will feature a coastal interior by Vogue Interiors Sheila Corasaniti, IDS. Stock Signature Homes has started construction of its 3,903 square feet, two-story furnished Polynesia model on Marco Island. The Polynesia will feature an interior by Soco Interiors Daniel Kilgore. The open concept plan includes a great room, dining area, and island kitchen, a study, four bedrooms, four full baths and two half-baths, an upstairs loft, a three-car garage, and an outdoor living area with a summer kitchen, fireplace, pool and spa. Kilgore is creating a relaxed transitional design with subtle references to Old Florida style. Pricing will be determined as construction progresses. To learn more about Stock Signature Homes collection of luxury residences in communities and neighborhoods throughout Southwest Florida, visit stockdevelopment.com. Above: Priced at $3,795,000 with furnishings, Stock Signature Homes completed 4,189 square feet two-story furnished model at 3750 Fountainhead Lane in Park Shore features an interior by Clive Daniel Homes Rebekah Errett-Pikosky and Charlie Hansen. Left: After selling its 7,713 square feet Neapolitan estate model in Estuary at Grey Oaks for $7 million less than 90 days after completion, Stock is building its 7,019 square feet Aqualane estate model in Estuary that is priced at $7,295,000 fully-furnished and scheduled for completion in January. Below: Stock Signature Homes has started construction of its 3,903 square feet, twostory furnished Polynesia model on Marco Island. The Polynesia will feature an interior by Soco Interiors Daniel Kilgore. Pricing will be determined as construction progresses. 6 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 5, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY
Buyers at ALLURE are drawn to the new condominium for its prime waterfront location, its design and finishes, and its competitive pricesBuyers at ALLURE, the new, luxury, 32-story condominium to be built on the Caloosahatchee River in Historic Downtown Fort Myers, are touting the developments prime location and the tremendous value it offers residents looking for desirable waterfront living in a brand, new condominium. Andy Heygate is a buyer at ALLURE who says that he was attracted to the development for several reasons. This is the first tower to be built in the historic downtown since 2008 and the location on the river is ideal, says Heygate. When complete, Allure will be the new benchmark of luxury condo living in downtown, he says, adding that he was also pleased with the high-quality, contemporary finishes in beautifullyappointed residences. Downtown is a very exciting place with a great selection of restaurants and businesses, and eventually a new hotel, says Heygate who was also impressed with the project because it is being developed by a well-known, experienced builder from Miami. Finally, Heygate, who is a Realtor and specializes in new developments in Southwest Florida, chose to purchase at ALLURE because of the excellent value it offers buyers. The price per square foot is well below other towers being built in Fort Myers, Bonita, and Naples, he says. He added that the value is even more impressive when compared to prices of condominiums on the waterfront on Floridas east coast, which are more than double those of ALLURE. ALLUREs prime locale in the River District combines tropical urbanism charm with a small town feel. With over 50 cafes, bars and restaurants, the pedestrian and pet-friendly downtown offers unlimited options for dining and nightlife. Arts and culture abound in the River District where the brick streets are lined with eclectic boutiques and art galleries, historic landmarks and architecture, museums, and even a professional theater, and best of all, its all just blocks from ALLURE. Luxurious residence features at ALLURE include porcelain flooring, natural gas ranges, double ovens, and quartz countertops in chef-inspired kitchens. All residences feature private entrance elevators and include covered garage parking with 24-hour controlled access. A variety of thoughtfully-designed, open floor plans priced from the high $300s offer one, two and three bedrooms. To learn more about ALLURE, call (239) 500-JAXI (5294) or visit the sales gallery located at 1300 Hendry Street. Visit online at www.AllureLuxuryCondominiums.com. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 5, 2016 7 Sales Gallery Sales Gallery Now Open! 13oo Hendry St., Fort Myers, FL 13oo Hendry St., Fort Myers, FL Open 7 days a week Open 7 days a week 239-500-JAXI (5294) 239-500-JAXI (5294) www.AllureLuxuryCondominiums.com www.AllureLuxuryCondominiums.com Info@AllureLuxuryCondominiums.com Info@AllureLuxuryCondominiums.com Concierge Private Theater Private Theater Fitness, Spa, Sauna Fitness, Spa, Sauna Infinity Edge Pool Infinity Edge Pool Sculpture Garden Sculpture Garden High-Speed High-Speed Internet & WIFI Internet & WIFI natural gas natural gas cooking cooking ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, MAKE REFERENCE TO THIS BROCHURE/ADVERTISING AND TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. RENDERINGS, SQUARE FOOTAGE AND ROOM DIMENSIONS ARE APPROXIMATE AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. PRICES, SPECIFICATIONS, FEATURES, FINISHES AND AVAILABILITY SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
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