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Impervious TervisLocal company that turns out iconic tumblers turns 70. B1 A new badgeToyota scuttles the Scion brand but keeps the iM hatchback. A23 Holiday showsA Nutcracker by KidzAct and a blend of sacred music by Gulfshore Opera. C1 Help for the holidayOur gift guide will lead you to that unique present. INSIDE With a Supreme With a Supreme Court decision Court decision looming, and the looming, and the Seminole tribe Seminole tribe agreement with agreement with the state in dispute, the state in dispute, Florida has new Florida has new and unexpected and unexpected gambling issues gambling issues BETS BY ROGER WILLIAMS BY ROGER WILLIAMS rwilliams@ oridaweekly.com rwilliams@ oridaweekly.com HILE THE MANAGER OF LEE COUNTYS Lucky Caf, Lucky Caf, hunkered in a Cape Coral strip mall beside a Chinese restaurant, welcomed visitors through her neon-lit door into the darkened interior of a gambling den with about 70 game-sporting computer terminals about 70 game-sporting computer terminals last week, Floridas Supreme Court judges last week, Floridas Supreme Court judges continued to wrestle behind closed doors continued to wrestle behind closed doors with a case that could change everything with a case that could change everything about gambling in the Sunshine State. about gambling in the Sunshine State. At th At th e Lucky, visitors could purchase e Lucky, visitors could purchase cards for cash, use the ATM machine, cards for cash, use the ATM machine, SEE GAMING, A10 SEE HABITAT, A20 OFF W AREALL HolidayGIFT GUIDE2016FORT MYERSwww.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 1-7, 2016 INSIDEVol. IX, No. 6 FREE GUEST OPINION A6 ROOTED IN NAPLES A8 NEWS OF THE WEIRD A12 CLUB NOTES A26 MONEY & INVESTING B4 BUSINESS MEETINGS B5 REAL ESTATE B9 OPEN HOUSE MAP B18 JEWISH BOOK FESTIVAL C5 PUZZLES C12 ANTIQUES C19 SAVE THE DATE C20-21 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes and Android App Store. PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 Habitat for Humanity family shreds mortgage BY JESSICA GRYBEK Special to Florida WeeklyAfter celebrating 19 Thanksgivings in their Habitat for Humanity home, the Valdez family gave extra thanks this year for paying off their mortgage. Silverio and Irma Valdez ceremonially shredded their mortgage note in Habitat for Humanity of Collier Countys East Naples office, surrounded by Habitat Collier employees and volunteers, some of whom they have known for more than a decade. Their final payment came as a bit of a surprise to the Valdezes, as they thought they were still several thousand dollars away from their final payment. I told my husband, if we pay an extra couple of hundred dollars, were done! Mrs. Valdez says. Their life today bears a stark contrast to the one they were living before they purchased their Habitat home back in 1997. Their living situation was unstable, going from a roach-infested single-wide that they shared with another family to a too-small and too-expensive apartment, and back to the trailer. Mrs. Valdez first heard about the Habi-COURTESY PHOTO Irma and Silverio Valdez gave extra thanks on Thanksgiving for having paid off the mortgage of the Habitat for Humanity home they bought almost 20 years ago.

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A2 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 1-7, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY COMMENTARYGifts for the wild 2016 rideFor those who love amusement park challenges this has been the most thrilling autumn in memory. Weve plunged from Halloween highs to election lows back to election highs (if Trump is your drink of choice), or vice versa and in either case weve done it at an average speed of 100 years-per-hour as measured by political scientists who are experts at estimating rate-of-travel from past to future (or vice versa). But the ride didnt end on Nov. 8. Then we blew through Thanksgiving like seed corn through a chicken. You remember Thanksgiving, dont you? Thats when we gather to acknowledge most folks in the world dont have as much as we do, so we express deep gratitude for our largesse by not giving them any. Instead, we attempt to stuff everything we have into our mouths and swallow it all in a single day, before anybody else discovers it. Thats behind us now. But dont climb off this ride just yet because you could get hurt. Dont lie down. Dont go meditate. Dont run off to Aruba. Its not over. Now were clattering up the steep hill toward the top of the tracks high above us, and beyond that nothing except the final wild swoop toward the New Year: that gut-churning descent into a brutal, sun-splashed, subtropical holiday season spiked with Christmas trees, menorahs, sales and a 2016-only special recounts. Oh, God. We know what to do, though. We just close our eyes and scream!? Sure, go ahead. If youre not a screamer, however, I have a couple of ideas to get you through the ride with eyes not wide shut. First, dont panic if you missed Black Friday. Yes, you have to give wonderful gifts to all of those you cherish. And yes, the ride has been rough enough so far, so youre not spending as much money this year. After all, who knows what the future could bring: $25 billion walls you have to pay for personally when the Mexicans wont, with the Christmas money you saved all year? Nuclear strikes on Syria you have to pay for personally with the Hanukkah money you saved all year, when the Europeans wont? Putin clamping down on your excesses whether you saved money all year or not, hired by the new president to be your Diet Instructor, or DI? DI: Get down and give me 200 on your knuckles, Svinya! You: Sir, yes, sir! DI: Are you a Commie Pinko, Svinya? You: Sir, no, sir. DI: ARE YOU A COMMIE PINKO, SVINYA? YOU: Sir, yes, sir. DI: I AM A COMMIE PINKO, YOU ARE A COMMIE PINKO, WE ARE ALL COMMIE PINKOS IS THAT CLEAR, SVINYA? YOU: Sir, yes, sir. DI: I CANT HEAR YOU, SVINYA! YOU: SIR, YES, SIR. Well no, just no. Sir. You are not a Svinya (Putinese for pig) or a Commie Pinko not if you voted for Hillary, not if you voted for Trump, just no. Youre an American. So you can eat plenty and go out and buy some very nice gifts without spending a lot of money without, in fact, going on the Diet Instructors weight-loss plan. Since I can only vouch for gifts provided by people I know to be straight arrows, I will. The greatest gift you can give if youre neither Commie Pinko nor Svinya and after youve offered your favorite charity a piece of the pie, perhaps is a book. So I recommend Glenn Millers lively new novel celebrating peasants everywhere, Grabmore, from Martin Sisters Publishing; or David Dorseys remarkable book profiling a poor black neighborhood that produces great football players and broken lives, Fourth Down in Dunbar; or Bill Kilpatricks poignant memoir, Brassies, Mashies & Bootleg Scotch, about growing up with a Scottish-immigrant father who could fix any golf course and teach his sons how to fix anything in life, or at least live through it; or Dr. Robert Hilliards extraordinary novel, Phillipa, set in Germany in the 1930s and s the best treatment of a society that shuts down opportunities to think freely Ive ever read. The book is also a magnificent portrait of a tough woman, and from a male writer, no less. Look them up. Buy them. And hang on for the rest of the ride. Books arent everything, though, so let me offer a couple other ideas. Its a good time, perhaps, to have your windows tinted. I know that sounds like a non-sequitur, but think of it this way: When we get off this roller-coaster of a 2016 season, we might need a little privacy. In the car or the home. What better way to do that than have your windows tinted by an honest artisan? I recommend Gary Carico, the husband of Florida Weeklys office manager, Kelli Carico, whose Lee County-based business is Best Choice Window Tinting (hell work from the aforementioned Aruba to the Georgia border, if necessary). Hes honest as the day is long, so youll get what you pay for some privacy, some protection from the sun, some relative comfort, and the effort of somebody who hustles. Somebody who knows what hes doing, and who does what he says (maybe we should ask him to run for president). Or finally, how about this? A garden that can nourish a body and soul, put in by one of Floridas premier master gardeners, Millisa Bell. The Unruly Gardener, she calls herself (look her up). She can work from Boston to Boca Raton or Boca Grande. Ms. Bell will leave you with both a garden and the self-sufficient knowledge to carry it on yourself, sort of like Jesus and fishing, only greener. Isnt that what we all hope to learn from this wild 2016 ride? f t s s roger WILLIAMSrwilliams@floridaweekly.com GIVE PEACE OF MIND Copyright 2016 Blue Zones, LLC and Healthways, Inc. All rights reserved. Trish Leonard CEO, TLC Marketing Scott Burgess CEO, David Lawrence Center Scott Burgess knows the secret to his well-being: Living Your Purpose. Understanding your personal strengths and talents can transform you by allowing ease to grow. Its like a sh going downstream instead of upstream, says Scott. Theres an effortlessness that comes when you follow your passions. Thats what Blue Zones Project is about. Its creating an environment that makes healthy choices easy. And studies have shown that people who have a clear understanding of their purpose tend to live longer. Join Scott and his neighbors who are enhancing their well-being. Together, were improving Southwest Florida with the Power 9. Discover your Power 9 at MyPower9SWFL.com.

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A4 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 1-7, 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.comGraphic DesignersChris Andruskiewicz Hannah Arnone Alisa Bowman Amy Grau Paul Heinrich Meg Roloff Scott Sleeper Circulation ManagerMaggie Humphreymaggie@floridaweekly.comCirculationDavid Anderson Paul Neumann Greg TretwoldAccount ExecutivesNicole Ryannryan@floridaweekly.comCori Higginschiggins@floridaweekly.comAdam Schonberg aschonberg@floridaweekly.comDrew McAuleyandrew.mcauley@floridaweekly.comSales and Marketing AssistantKatie BabkaBusiness Office ManagerKelli CaricoPublished by Florida Media Group LLCPason Gaddis pgaddis@floridaweekly.com Jeffrey Cull jcull@floridaweekly.com Jim Dickerson jdickerson@floridaweekly.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 OPINIONSuspect terraneThe 2016 presidential campaign unleashed powerful forces. They will reshape American democracy just as surely as the geologic forces driven by plate tectonics remade the physical world. Plate tectonics explain how collisions between continents ripped them apart, how ice shields engulfed vast regions of the Earth, how oceans emptied and filled, and how mountains dissolved and rose again. It accounts for how slices of earth found in one place appear unexpectedly in places where they should not be found at all. The term used by scientists to describe this geologic aberration is suspect terrane. It is the name given to the place where a foreign element is found that shouldnt be there, transplanted by geologic forces. Trump is a political anomaly of a similar, inexplicable sort, a foreign element, delivered by catastrophic forces to place he should not be the White House. There, in suspect terrane, he will become the most powerful man in the world. The incongruity of his presence is ripping the country apart and assures its continued division. Our democracy is transformed but its future form is still an unknown. Trump improvises with wild abandon. There is no precedence guiding his course. He only trusts his own counsel despite efforts to convince him otherwise. Sometimes they do; often they dont. Thus, Trump feels entitled to discount his own ignorance in matters of judgment. His supporters indulge and admire his impulsive, narcissistic behaviors. They think they might like to act that way sometimes, too. In fact, they do. Like the dog that chases the car and catches it, they are stunned by their feat and unprepared for the sweeping magnitude of its effect. The man who would be king is now the man who will be president. The country both celebrates and mourns because we are two countries. Trumps promises are as fleeting as a mirage. He produces his own weather. He forecasts a dark and forbidding future, then makes it come true. He has unleashed a political version of climate change that upends two centuries of democratic progress. The consequences will be life-altering, as consequential to our society as climate change is to the environment. A great unraveling is about to begin. About 40 percent of eligible voters did not participate in the 2016 election. Of those who voted (about 58 percent), about 26 percent voted for Trump. The calculus means about 74 percent of eligible voters are along for ride they didnt vote out of fear, loathing and/ or indifference. But if there is any agreement among these disparate travelers, it is that America will never be the same again. We dont really know whats in store for the country. History is no longer an effective lens with which to regard the future. But it does magnify all the dangers in Trumps vow to turn back the clock. Trying to understand what Trumps election means is our newest form of unwelcome entertainment. I have my own thoughts. I think Trump was elected president because Americans cherry-picked their moral values. It was a corrosive compromise, self-centric, and negotiated by individuals on a national scale. It was an egregious failure of American virtue and character, a violation of the oath of allegiance we make to America as Americans: One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. Trumpism means truth is never true, facts are fungible and some people are more equal than others. It means the answer we give to the most important questions we will ever be asked as citizens is, It all depends. It means people who arent themselves racist will abide those who are. It means people who cherish their own freedom of religion will deny the same right to others. It means men and women who embrace womens equality wont censure and condemn the misogyny, sexism and predatory behaviors others manifest. It means people who disavow discrimination wont prevent others from victimizing human beings based on their color, creed, ethnicity, gender and/or sexual orientation. It means people who demand equal protection under the law will deny the same right to those they disdain. It means people defending free speech will suppress the First Amendment rights of those with whom they disagree. It means moral equivocation is the new norm. Trump supporters share one commonality: They wanted change. They are about to get in it spades. Unfortunately, so is everybody else, and on a global scale. In plate tectonics, massive changes result from underlying, often subtle forces, barely perceptible on a human scale, occurring over eons of geologic time. But in the end, the forces win out because of the power of their insistence on the landscape. The people of this country ultimately must decide on the vision of America that will emerge from the mega-collision of forces reshaping democracy. Will it be the one prehistoric to the Founding Fathers? Or the one it has taken more than two centuries of progressive change to build? 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 llilly@ floridaweekly.com.The Muslim registry that wasntThe first thing to know about Donald Trumps alleged proposal for a Muslim registry is that it isnt a Muslim registry. This has been lost in a freak-out that has some brave souls already promising acts of civil disobedience to disrupt and overwhelm the prospective registry. The source of the fracas is a comment from Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a Trump immigration adviser and (excellent) candidate for Homeland Secretary director, to Reuters. Kobach noted that the administration might reinstate a Bush-era program tracking visitors to the U.S. from countries with active terrorist threats. This suggestion was spun into a first step toward herding our Muslim neighbors into internment camps. Kobach was referring to the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System, or NSEERS, which placed special requirements on adult male visitors from countries like Saudi Arabia. Implemented after Sept. 11 when, you might recall, adult male visitors from Saudi Arabia toppled the World Trade Center it collected fingerprints and photographs when visitors from the select countries arrived and required them to check in periodically to confirm that they were abiding by the terms of their visas. It also required that certain individuals from these countries who were already here go through a process of special registration, including an interview with immigration officials. This is a far cry from Franklin D. Roosevelts notorious Executive Order 9066 setting in motion the Japanese internment of World War II. It is said that the Bush program didnt lead to the prosecution of any terrorists. According to the Migration Policy Institute, The New York Times reported in 2003 that, out of roughly 85,000 individuals registered through the NSEERS program in 2002 and 2003, just 11 were found to have ties to terrorism. Although tracking down anyone here who has ties to terrorism isnt necessarily something to sniff at, the Bush program proved best-suited to identifying visa overstayers. Of the 85,000 initial registrants, nearly 14,000 were put into removal proceedings. For the critics, this is an indictment. But why shouldnt it be easier to deport visa-overstayers, who constitute about half of the population of illegal immigrants? If we are serious about our immigration rules, our approach to visa-overstayers from all countries should be much more restrictive and hardheaded. The requirements of the Bush program were watered down over time until it was suspended by the Obama administration in 2011. But the program wasnt illegal or unconstitutional (the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in its favor). Nor was it immoral foreign visitors should be subject to any reasonable strictures we impose in exchange for the privilege of coming here. That the so-called Muslim registry is now a thing, a subject of high dudgeon and hot debate, is testament to how the same media that complains about fake news is committed to manufacturing and driving its own narratives only loosely connected to reality. Whether the Trump administration revives a version of the Bush program or not, a similar campaign of obloquy will be directed at all of its immigration enforcement measures. It will have to pursue its agenda against a backdrop of media hostility and constant misinformation. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. t f t r t t rich LOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly t k d m a e leslieLILLYllilly@floridaweekly.com

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Call, click or stop by either of our area branches today.24201 Walden Center Dr. Suite #101 Bonita Springs (239) 908-5870 8635 Collier Blvd. Naples (239) 908-5878 LMCU.org GUEST OPINIONGirding for a battle against Zika BY DAVE TRECKERSpecial to Florida WeeklyHow safe are we from Zika? Are safeguards in place to protect our communities if the epidemic reaches Southwest Florida? To say its a serious matter is an understatement. The Zika virus is known to cause microcephaly abnormally small heads/brains of newborns if the mother is exposed to the virus during pregnancy. Recent studies have shown there are other risks, including arrested neurodevelopment of apparently normal babies weeks or months after birth. Also, neurological problems have been reported by adults exposed to the virus. Its a serious threat. A troubling figure is that 80 percent of the people who have the virus dont know theyre infected and can spread the disease unknowingly. Initial symptoms, when they do appear, include low-grade fever, joint pain, headache and rash. Originating in South and Central America, Zika is spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, as well as by sexual contact and even blood transfusions. Most cases in this country are travel-related; people are infected elsewhere and bring the virus with them when they enter the U.S. At latest count, there were nearly 26,000 Zika cases in the U.S. Florida has reported some 1,150 cases, including 222 that were transmitted locally, mostly by mosquitoes. The locally transmitted cases have been clustered in the Miami area. Its important to understand that the mosquito that spreads Zika is a stay-athome pest that travels less than 100 meters in its lifetime. So Zika is spread to different communities not by infected mosquitos, but by infected people traveling and being bitten by Aedes aegypti mosquitos elsewhere. Unlike most mosquitoes we deal with in Collier County, Aedes aegypti doesnt roam in open fields, but tucks in around homes and businesses. It thrives in standing water in places like abandoned tires, birdbaths, flowerpots, buckets, g utters, even the cups of bromeliad plants. As such, homeowners can take sensible precautions. We can and should dispose of the standing water periodically and rinse or swab out the water-containing vessels. When outdoors, especially at dawn and dusk, we can reduce the risk of mosquito bites by wearing long trousers and longsleeved shirts and by applying an EPAapproved mosquito repellent, e.g., one containing at least 30 percent DEET, which is a chemical repellent, or 30 percent lemon eucalyptus, a plant-based repellent. These are easy and effective precautions. What happens if mosquito-based Zika cases are reported in Collier County? The Collier Mosquito Control District is ready. Here are some of its tools: Special monitoring traps for Aedes aegypti. Unique spraying devices on helicopters that create tiny droplet aerosols, minimizing the amount of insecticide needed for effective treatment. A first-of-a-kind ground-level blower to distribute larvicide granules over infected areas. One of the best labs in the state, with viral RNA testing capabilities. Effective, safe insecticides for both adult mosquitoes and larvae. Heres how CMCD would go after mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus. If a person were diagnosed with the virus, special traps would be placed in the vicinity of that persons home or business. Aedes aegypti mosquitos caught in those traps would be tested for Zika. If infected mosquitos were found, local residents would be notified and the area would be sprayed with an adult-kill insecticide and, optionally, with a larvaecide. The area would then be monitored to ensure the treatment was effective. What about the chemicals? Do they pose a public risk? No. The pesticides were approved by the EPA long ago and are safe when used at the very low levels employed by the CMCD. Naled and Malathion are organophosphates effective at low doses against adult mosquitoes. Bti is a bacterial larvicide, and Methoprene is an unsaturated fatty acid ester used to eradicate mosquito larvae. Recent outcries about the dangers of Naled overlook the fact that the insecticide has been used safely for more than 50 years. The application dose is 0.5 ounce per acre, and fine-droplet spraying minimizes exposure to residents. Moreover, Naled breaks down rapidly and does not accumulate in the environment. Risks from mosquitoborne diseases Dengue, Chikungunya, West Nile, Yellow Fever, Zika greatly exceed risks from Naled exposure. So were in good shape on prevention and eradication. But what about treatment? Whats being done to develop a vaccine to treat people infected with Zika? The feds have approved $1.1 billion in funding, largely to develop a vaccine, and a number of states, including Florida, have also contributed. Work is underway. In addition to five candidates under study by the National Institutes of Health, four companies Sanofi, Inovio Pharmaceuticals, GeneOne Life Science and Takeda Pharmaceutical have active programs to develop a vaccine. Initial results are promising, but it will take many years to bring a product to market. A faster approach, but with longer odds, is to find an existing drug, one already on the market, thats effective against Zika. Johns Hopkins scientists have reported finding several that are promising enough to warrant clinical testing. But even with successful trials, widespread use is many years away. For more information on the Zika virus, go to www.FloridaHealth.gov. For more information about local mosquito control efforts, including spraying schedules, go to www.CMCD.org. A Ph.D. chemist, Naples resident Dave Trecker retired as a senior vice president at Pfizer. He is a founder of the Collier Citizens Council. Follow his blog at www. theresidentscorner.com. TRECKER

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A8 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 1-7, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Call or stop by The Arlington today! (239) 307-3000 or (866) 986-96907900 Arlington Circle Naples, FL 34113 www.ArlingtonNaples.org T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r l l l l l l l l l l l i i i i i i i i i i i i i n n n n n n n n n n n n n g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g t t t t t t t t t t t t o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e l l l l l l l l l l l l l l c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l f f f f f f f f f f f f f f a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a i i i i i i i i i i i t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s , , , , , , , , b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s . . . . 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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.More ways to volunteer The Naples Pathways Coalition needs volunteers for its Lights for Bikes initiative to provide safety gear and language-appropriate information to those whose only means of transportation to work is a bicycle. Last year NPC assisted restaurant service workers who are employed along Fifth Avenue in Naples. This year Lights for Bikes is being extended to include commuter cyclists in healthcare facilities and hotels as well as restaurants throughout the county. Email Jodi Walborn at jwalbor1@jhmi.edu. Grace Place for Children & Families welcomes volunteers who can work once or more each week, monthly, several times a year or occasionally for special events. Church and office groups as well as civic organizations interested in specific projects or activities are also welcome. Call Rex Childs at 234-2467 or email rex@graceplacenaples.org. A new environmental learning center at Everglades Wonder Gardens in Bonita Springs serves the five-county Southwest Florida area and has numerous jobs for volunteers. Teachers, grant writers, greeters and event hostesses, photographers, judges for various competitions, refreshment coordinators and technology/ media consultants all are needed. Gardeners are also welcome to help maintain the grounds of the 3.4-acre property. Call Beth Hagan at 9478085 or email bhagan7@aol.com. Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida has many ways for volunteers to further the organizations mission. Helpers are needed to work at PP events in the community, to perform office duties, write letters and lobby, work phone banks and escort patients entering and leaving Planned Parenthood health centers. Send an email to volunteer@myplannedparenthood.org. Include your name and phone number and indicate the city/county where you would like to offer your services. ROOTED IN NAPLESWanted: A few good volunteersWorking at Florida Weekly has its advantages, one of which is getting a heads up on all the cool stuff to do in town. Without easy access to organizations and businesses of all sizes, I wouldnt know about many of the great ways there are to get involved in the community, either. This week Im happy to spread the word about something that, although I dont have time to do myself, Im sure many of my readers will. Its a chance to get out in the sunshine, surround yourself with pretty things and help out the Naples Art Association. One of the most prominent art centers in the area, NAA needs volunteers to work its three nationally ranked art festivals on the 2017 calendar. (Aside from festival helpers, the association also needs volunteers to greet visitors at the front desk, all year round.) For the art shows in January, February and March at Cambier Park and along Fifth Avenue South, organizers are putting the call out for booth sitters so participating artists can take a break for lunch, gatekeepers and a few people who can haul bronze sculptures and other unwieldy installations. If youre on the fence about helping, keep in mind that few visitors to Naples realize that much of their enjoyment in town depends on volunteers, especially in the arts. Volunteers expand and enrich arts organizations offerings in ways that wouldnt be possible if they had to pay for labor out of their operating budgets. Nonprofits run the arts here, and giving back to an organization you enjoy is part of the culture. Its fun, too. Many new Neapolitans find they can finally devote time to interests or hobbies they neglected because of the demands of work or family. Groups like NAA are only too eager to provide them the means to explore their options for giving of their time and talent. The first art show of the season is the New Years Art Fair. Set for Jan. 6-7 along the avenue of tony shops and restaurants, it traditionally brings more than 250 professional artists from around the country to display and sell their works in a variety of mediums. Next up is Naples National Art Festival on Feb. 18-19 in Cambier Park. Sunshine Magazine has named the Naples National its top 10 festivals for seven years running. Artists in 18 different categories are juried into this show. The Downtown Naples Art Festival on March 18-19 along Fifth Avenue South wraps up the NAAs 2017 season of outdoor shows.All of these festivals are a big deal to Naples and particularly the NAA, so feel free to sign up for volunteer duty at one or all of them. Various shifts are open from morning set-up hours to late afternoon. For more information about volunteer opportunities at Naples Art Association, call 262-6517 or email Amy Kessler at amy. kessler@naplesart.org. Lindsey Nesmith is looking for volunteers to shuttle her little thespians to play rehearsals at the Sugden Community Theatre. Drivers will enjoy backseat reenactments of Britney Spears early works during rush hour commutes. COURTESY PHOTOVolunteer gatekeepers at one of last years Naples Art Association art festivals. lindseyNESMITHlnesmith@floridaweekly.com

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A10 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 1-7, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY eat and drink for free (including beer and wine), and play a wide variety of chance games at various betting levels off the colorful screen displays: no-minimum bets, 50-cent bets or $1 minimum bets on some games. Then they could cash out and leave with fresh American greenback that is, if theyd gotten lucky. In the Supreme Court, meanwhile, the judges could announce their decision as early as Dec. 1, or on any subsequent Thursday, which is when the Supreme Court always makes public new case law. In this case: whether a business in Gadsden County in the panhandle, population about 47,000, has the right to offer slot machines to gamers merely because county voters approved it, and not by an act of the state legislature or a constitutional amendment passed by Florida voters. Unfortunately, such an act would appear to violate a 2010 compact in which the state promised the Seminole Tribe of Florida exclusive rights to slots and (for five years, after which no one would have them) covered card games including baccarat, blackjack and chemin de fer, in return for a cut of profits that amounts to billions of dollars over the 20-year term of the compact. But now all bets could be off. The Tribe continues card games that were meant to be dropped in 2015 and has threatened to quit providing Florida with any cut of profits from any gaming. Both pari-mutuels offering card games the Seminoles see as their exclusive purvey (a judge agreed with the Tribe on Nov. 9) and the bid for opening slot machine operations to others have brought the long-standing arrangement between Tribe and state to a sudden halt. The Tribe is unequivocal: Since the State elected to permit a type of banked card game to be played, the protection provided for the Tribe has been triggered and the Tribe is therefore permitted to continue offering its banked card games (until 2030), wrote James E. Billie, then chairman of the Tribal Council, in a June 2015 letter to Gov. Rick Scott and members of the legislature. In addition, he noted, the Tribe now has a right to stop making exclusivity payments to the State. But the legislature failed to resolve the problem in the last session the next one begins in March and now the Supreme Court, in effect, will referee the fight.The contendersThe Palm Beach Kennel Club has joined the Gadsden County entrepreneur, known as Gretna Racing LLC, in the lawsuit. As it stands, slots exist only in Indian Tribal venues, or in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. If judges agree that Gadsden can have slot machines, says Paul Seago, executive director of NoCasinos, a nonprofit agency devoted to restricting gambling in the state to its current footprint in Tribal-owned venues or authorized pari-mutuel businesses, it would mean an unprecedented change in gambling in the state of Florida. Already, voters in six other counties, including Lee and Palm Beach, would likely have the chance to bring in slots, too to the Palm Beach Kennel Club and to Lees Bonita-Fort Myers Corp. that hosts a greyhound track, for exam-GAMINGFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOThe Palm Beach Kennel Club in West Palm Beach has joined in a lawsuit that might end up allowing the club to offer slot machines to its customers. Even the state of Florida says theyre illegal, but in certain towns you can have them here our people want them so, you know, were going to let them. manager at Lucky Cafe, Cape Coral In November 2012, the voters voted in favor of a referendum to allow slot machines in Palm Beach County ... The current gambling public wants more than racing and poker and PBKC should have the right to offer gambling products that their customers want. Theresa Hume, spokeswoman for the Palm Beach Kennel Club

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 1-7, 2016 NEWS A11ple if Gadsden also gets them. Mr. Seago and others call this gambling creep, and argue from an economic standpoint (not a moral one, he says) that the reality of more slots, and then more casinos would be disastrous for the state and its economy. So in Gadsden County they got barrel racing approved there had never been a pari-mutuel event before. And now they have flag-drop horse racing. They plough a field, someone stands out with a flag, and two horse have at it, like drag racers. That was a carefully calculated strategy, he says. They did it so they could open a card room, and then they applied for a slot machine. The state said, No. So they appealed to the First District Court of Appeals, the court found for them, then a new court said no. Now, they have appealed to the state Supreme Court, in a case called Gretna Racing versus the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations. Economists are not happy. A 2015 report by state economists cites cannibalization creating a demand for one product by killing demand for another as a chief concern in looking at the economic value of gambling in any Florida community. As it stands, there are 40 operating licenses at 28 pari-mutuel locations where gamers can gamble on horse racing, harness and quarter-horse racing, greyhound racing or jai alai games. And there are 24 pari-mutuel facilities that can run card-room poker games, along with slot gaming in seven parimutuels. Those are located exclusively in Broward and Miami-Dade, a rule established by the legislature in 2004, and agreed to by the Seminole Tribe. The 2010 compact with the Tribe called for covered or banked games at seven Seminole venues: in Glades, Broward (three), Collier, Hendry and Hillsborough counties. With all of that, by 2013-14, Florida ranked third in the top 10 states for revenue received from gambling, with $1.694 billion, behind Pennsylv ania and New York. But its not enough at least not enough to be fair, argues Theresa Hume, spokeswoman for the Palm Beach Kennel Club. In addition to equal opportunity, its also a matter of public will for a non-Tribal business outside Broward and Miami-Dade to have a chance at competition. In November 2012, the voters voted in favor of a referendum to allow slot machines in Palm Beach County, she says. This was supported by the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners and other county organizations both public and private. The current gambling public wants more than racing and poker and PBKC should have the right to offer gambling products that their customers want. Current state law allows off-reservation casinos with slot machines in Miami-Dade and Broward counties but nowhere else, and that isnt fair either, she suggests. The Palm Beach Kennel Club needs additional products to survive. Like any business, PBKC needs to evolve with the times and demands of their patrons to compete. The addition of slot machines will level the playing field for PBKC with its competitors in Broward and Miami-Dade counties. Local residents wouldnt have to leave the county with potential tax dollars that could stay in Palm Beach County. With additional gaming, PBKC would create a highly significant economic impact in terms of jobs, taxes, tourism and goods and services. Her version of benefits is a matter of sharp dispute; those arguing against expanded gambling generally point first to the economic catastrophe of Atlantic City, N.J., where city leaders brought in casino gambling in the 1980s thinking it would boost their struggling economy and then watched the city die around them. Small businesses disappeared, jobs disappeared and money vanished into the casinos without trickling out into the surrounding communities.The compactEconomics aside, the legal problem with allowing slots outside the tribal venues and banked cards games, too is this: in 2010, Gov. Rick Scott and the legislature signed a compact with the Seminole Tribe accepting billions of dollars over a 20-year period in return for a state guarantee that the Tribe would be the sole purveyor of slots and banked card games, and those card games would cease to be offered starting in 2015. In a banked card game, the house or business serves as a bank, and players must play against the bank and take their winnings from it. The 2010 compact was supposed to be a firewall against gambling creep, says Mr. Seago, and in some ways it was, until some smart lawyers decided they could get around it. Almost immediately, pari-mutuel gambling operations began to introduce card games they claim were not banked the cards were electronic, for example, and the bank might not be an employee of the house. The Seminoles complained, and then ultimately insisted they no longer had the exclusivity theyd been promised, so they no longer had to pay the state a cut of the money and they could continue to offer banked card games such as blackjack and baccarat. Meanwhile, internet cafes such as the Lucky, outlawed by Gov. Rick Scott and the legislature in 2013, exist in what some call a gray area of the states complicated gambling laws although both Mr. Seago and the Lucky manager, who did not give her name, acknowledge theyre illegal but operate with little current enforcement or monitoring. Even the state of Florida says theyre illegal, but in certain towns you can have them here our people want them so, you know, were going to let them, the Lucky manager explains. Enforcement at this point is nearly non-existent when it comes to Internet Cafes. Lee Countys Sheriff Mike Scott declined a request to talk about them, nor had any enforcement or operations occurred at any of several addresses where internet cafes exist in the county between last Jan. 1 and June 1 of this year, said spokeswoman Sgt. Anita Iriarte, or in two previous years. In Collier County, We monitor internet cafes to ensure compliance, and we also respond to complaints when we receive them. We partner with the Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages in some of these investigations, said Lt. John Poling of the Vice and Narcotics Bureau. In Lee County, although huge sums of money would be at stake should the Supreme Court decide Gadsden County could introduce slots, local regulation of internet cafes has not been a recent topic of discussion at a county staff level or with the Lee Board of County Commissioners, noted Betsy Clayton, county spokeswoman. The state regulates that activity. That doesnt mean some commissioners arent thinking about it, though, and watching the Supreme Court briefings on Thursdays at 11 a.m. I do not want to see Florida and in my case Lee County open its doors to other types of card games or slots, says Commissioner Frank Mann. People say we need that for economic development, but the fact is we have economic development. Were growing almost as fast as in the 10 years before the bust, and our tourism has broken records every year for last eight years in terms of money spent or people coming here. So we dont need more gaming. At the state level, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation does not license or regulate Internet Cafes, said Kathleen Keenan, the communications director. Instead, they sue to stop slots outside of Tribal venues. And if they succeed, the picture for internet cafes could change suddenly and for the worse, as far as their operators are concerned. Until then they carry on, seeking to offer what enticements they can to bring in locals and visitors who dont want to drive to casinos or pari-mutuels. At the Lucky, there is no liquor license so the beer and wine are free, along with food, under a host arrangement. That way, it doesnt run afoul of liquor licensing laws. And the payoffs come in cash on the barrel, or the computer terminal as the case may be. That things ready to pop, the manager says, pointing to an electronic wall sign where a neon figure nearing $2,700 glitters across the big room. The sum could be had by winning at a non-minimum or 50-cent minimum game. But to win that other one, she adds, pointing elsewhere, you have to pay $1 a bet. In other words, you have to bet big. People say we need that for economic development, but the fact is we have economic development. Were growing almost as fast as in the 10 years before the bust, and our tourism has broken records every year for last eight years in terms of money spent or people coming here ... So we dont need more gaming. Frank Mann, Lee County commissioner

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A12 WEEK OF DECEMBER 1-7, 2016 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY SunshineAce.comDOWNTOWN NAPLES | GOLDEN GATE | BONITA SPRINGS SAN CARLOS | MARCO ISLAND | EAST NAPLES | PORT CHARLOTTE You Know Who Is Coming To Town! Holidays! HAPPYSaturday, December 3rdMarco Island 10:00 am 12:00 pm East Naples 12:30 pm 2:30 pm Bonita Springs 3:00 pm 5:00 pmSaturday, December 10thNaples 10:00 am 12:00 pm Port Charlotte 1:00 pm 3:00 pmSaturday, December 17thGolden Gate 10:00 am 12:00 pm San Carlos 1:00 pm 3:00 pm FREE! Take your own photos with Santa! Future of travel Australian aviator David Mayman has promised investors that his personal jet packs will hit the market by mid-2017, though early adopters will pay about $250,000 for one, to fly a person at up to 60 mph for 10 minutes. The JB-10 (developed by Mayman and designer Nelson Tyler) has made about 400 test runs in Monaco and over downtown London and New York City, but the partners realize that ultimate success will require that the fuel tanks be downsized so that the craft can be powered electrically and thus seek crowdfunding both for that model and a larger one to accommodate the Pentagons (Special Operations Command) tactical needs.The entrepreneurial spirit(1) In a retail market long dominated by priests, nonsectarian funeral eulogizers now offer to give individually tailored remembrances of the deceased for a fee, according to an October report by a New York Post reporter who interviewed two local celebrants, who cited the declining appeal of prayers. (2) The British retailer ASOS announced in August that 3-foot-long clip-on dinosaur tails had sold out in one of its two models (although New York magazine, which reported it in the U.S., was, for obvious reasons, baffled about why).The way the world worksBrittany Maynard, then 29, became the face of the Right to Die movement in 2014, according to a New York Post column, when she chose a legal physicianassisted suicide rather than awaiting the growth of her terminal brain tumor. In October, terminally ill California mother Stephanie Packer hoped to be the face of the Right to Live movement after revealing that her insurance company denied coverage for a drug that could extend her life but at the same time disclosed that her suicide drugs are covered, and even disclosed her co-pay ($1.20).Medical marvelsMargaret Boemers baby LynLee was born twice. In an October Texas Childrens Hospital interview, doctors described how the need to rid Boemers fetus of a rapidly growing tumor required them, at Boemers 23rd week of pregnancy, to remove the fetus completely from the uterus until it was hanging out in the air so that they could cut away the tumor and then reposition the fetus into the uterus. LynLee was born again by C-section 13 weeks later.Suspicions confirmedSan Francisco State University researchers revealed in April that no fungi or fecal bacteria were found on the seats of the citys bus line or rapid transit trains (unlike their findings in 2011 before officials adopted easierto-clean seats), but that a rare and unusual strain, called Pigmentiphaga was found previously associated only with South Korean wastewater and the South China Sea. The citys Department of Health said, of course, not to worry.PerspectiveA high-level policy document released by the Chinese government in September detailed plans to use technology to monitor citizen behavior to such a degree that each person would receive a social credit score (similar to a FICO score in the U.S. but covering a range of conduct beyond financial) that would be the basis for allotting perks such as government support in starting businesses and whether parents children are eligible for the best schools. (K) eeping trust is glorious, according to the document, and good behavior promotes a harmonious socialist society.The aristocrats(1) Motorist Kurt Jenkins, 56, was arrested in November in Boynton Beach after a pedestrian said Jenkins, naked, motioned him to his car to take a look. The pedestrian said there were children in the area and also that Jenkins appeared to have wires running from his genitals to an unidentified electrical device. (2) Among a stash of pornography found recently on the computer of Michael Ward, 70, were photos of humans having some sort of sex with horses, dogs, (an) octopus and (an) eel, according to a report of Englands Chelmsford Crown Court proceedings. A pre-sentencing order forbade Ward to have contact with children under 16 (but was silent about possible contact with fish or mollusks).The passing parade(1) At press time, Bugs Bunny and Pink Panther were on trial in St. Catharines, Ontario, on aggravated-assault charges from a Halloween 2015 bar fight in which Draculas ear was severely slashed with a broken bottle. There was a lot of blood, said a witness (but coming from Dracula, not being sucked out by Dracula). (Update: The judge cleared Bugs, but was still deliberating on Panther.) (2) The tardigrade is an ugly micro-organism that is perhaps the sturdiest animal on Earth, able to endure otherwise-impossible living conditions and (thanks to gene-sequencing) known to be composed of DNA not seen elsewhere. A Japanese company recently began selling an oversized, cuddlable tardigrade toy plushie authenticated by sciences leading tardigrade authority, professor Kazuharu Arakawa of Keio University. NEWS OF THE WEIRD BY CHUCK SHEPHERDDistributed by Universal Press Syndicate

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A14 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 1-7, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY PROFESSIONAL INTERIOR DESIGN SERVICES LOW PRICE GUARANTEE CUSTOM WINDOW TREATMENTS & FLOOR COVERINGS WORLDWIDE DELIVERY AVAILABLE FORT MYERS: 13170 S. Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers, FL 33907 Phone: (239) 415-2800 NAPLES: 355 9th Street South, Naples, FL 34102 Phone: (239) 732-2400 Store Hours: Mon Sat: 10am 6pm, Sun: Noon 5pm *Sale prices are marked o MSRP. Robb & Stucky never sells at MSRP; our prices are always lower. Certain MAP brands such as Bernhardt, Century, Kate Spade, Marge Carson and MG+BW are excluded. Robb & Stucky is not responsible for typographical errors.See more products online at ROBBSTUCKY.COM HALF OFF ALL BEDS!* BLACK FRIDAY SALE Vanguard Cleo Upholstered King Bed $4799 MSRP $2395 sale Visit our Robb & Stucky showroom this weekend and SAVE 50% OFF MSRP all KINGSDOWN Mattress Sets. PLUS, HALF OFF ALL MATTRESS SETS!*What will you get with a Kingsdown bed? Exquisite design and detail, and exceptional comfort with the latest and most innovative sleep technology. Queen sets start at $839. Sweet dreams.AND, LOWEST PRICES OF THE YEAR ON OUTDOOR LIVING! Stanley Wicker Park Wood Panel King Bed $2499 MSRP $1195 sale Stanley Wicker Park Wood Panel Queen Bed $1999 MSRP $995 sale Marina Max, CCSO among many collecting holiday toys and foodClubs, nonprofits, business offices and groups of all kinds conduct holiday toy and food drives all around town. Here are two that will appreciate your donations: MarineMax Naples has partnered with The Salvation Army of Collier County to Fill the Boat with toys and food for the less fortunate this holiday season. A Boston Whaler Outrage has been designated as the collection vessel for new, unwrapped toys that will be distributed through the Toys for Tots campaign. Donations are welcome through Monday, Dec. 12, at the yacht center next to Tin City. The center holds a holiday open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, complete with seasonal music, hamburgers and hot dogs and the final push to fill the Boston Whaler with toys. For more information, call Jennifer Miller at 262-1000 or email Jennifer.Miller@ marinemax.com. The Shelter for Abused Women & Children is collecting holiday food items for survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking. All donations will be distributed to residents of the Shelters emergency shelter or participants in its outreach programs. Holiday dinner items, as well as aluminum and foil pans, can be dropped off at Options Thrift Shoppe, 968 Second Ave. N. For more information, call 775-3862. For the 33rd year, the Northside Naples Kiwanis Club will serve more than 3,000 holiday dinners to Immokalee residents on Christmas Day. To make Christmas in Immokalee complete, Santa will hand out toys for the children and gloves, socks and bandanas for the adults. Donations of food and presents from general businesses help make the event possible, as do financial gifts from individuals. If you would like to contribute, call 591-2831 or email joezaks@aol.com, This years Collier County Sheriffs Office Celebrate With A Star gift program benefits children assigned to the 20th Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem program in partnership with the Voices for Kids of Southwest Florida. If you would like to provide a gift for a child, just send an e-mail to media@ colliersheriff.org and wait for a response giving you a childs age and his or her holiday wish. Purchase the gift, wrap it and return it by Friday, Dec. 2, to CCSO headquarters in the Collier County Government Complex or to any of these substations: North Naples, 776 Vanderbilt Beach Road; Golden Gate, 4707 Golden Gate Parkway; East Naples, 8075 Lely Cultural Parkway; Golden Gate Estates, 1195 CR 858; Everglades, 32020 U.S. 41 E., Ochopee; Immokalee, 112 S. First St.

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 1-7, 2016 A15 PhysiciansRegional.comFind out at our Heart Fair!Reserve your spot today! Call 239-348-4180.Tuesday, Dec. 6 4-6 p.m. Physicians Regional Pine Ridge Campus 6101 Pine Ridge Rd. Take a heart risk assessment. Learn about vein care, smoking cessation and Hands-Only CPR. Get medication safety and healthy meal tips. Learn about the accredited chest pain centers at our Collier Blvd. and Pine Ridge Rd. locations. Join our physician panel discussion at 4:30 p.m. YOUR HEART NEEDTO STAY HEALTHY? WHAT DOES We Are Your One-Stop Dental Spa DestinationGeneral and Cosmetic Dentistry, JUVDERM and BOTOX12840 Tamiami Trail North, #1000, Naples, FL 34110(At the light at the corner of 41 and Imperial Blvd.)www.CelebrateMySmile.com239-591-1000 Celebrate Your Smile... and Your Skin $99 Cleaning, Bitewing X-ray & CheckupCannot be combined with other offers. FOR NEW PATIENTS ONLY Historic Palm Cottage returns to its roots for the holiday seasonThe oldest house in Naples unveils a more refined holiday house dcor to complement the sophisticated holiday style of its neighbors in downtown Naples when the annual Christmas at Palm Cottage begins on Thursday, Dec. 1. Less is more this year, Elaine Reed, president and CEO of the Naples Historical Society, says about Christmas at Palm Cottage. Instead of a highway of twinkling lights streaming across the front entryway and porch, the house will focus on small, period-relevant holiday items for a more simple traditional Christmas theme. Constructed in 1895 of tabby mortar (a handmade concrete consisting of sand, shells and water), the two-story cottage was built by Walter Haldeman and boasts 3,500 square feet of original and donated artwork, furnishings and tools spanning more than 100 years. Over the years, NHS has reduced its use of more pronounced holiday decorations and believes this years appearance will impress and delight guests who love the annual attraction without minimizing the houses remarkable historic ambience. In response to the success of the new online tour booking system that allows guests to secure individual and group tours of Historic Palm Cottage months in advance, the society has extended the hours of Christmas at Palm Cottage to accommodate more visitors. The cottage is at 137 12th Ave. S., one block east of the Naples Pier. Admission is $13 (free for NHS members). Reservations can be made at www.napleshistoricalsociety.org. Heres the schedule through Saturday, Dec. 31: Tuesday-Friday: Reservations required for Christmas at Palm Cottage tours at noon and 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Thursday-Friday: No reservations required for extended hours from 4-8 p.m. Saturday: No reservations required for tours between 1-8 p.m. Historic Palm Cottage will be closed to the public on Friday, Dec. 2, for the NHS Christmas Gala as well as on Saturdays, Dec. 24 and 31. For more information, visit the website or call 261-8164. Here comes the Naples Christmas ParadeThe Naples Christmas Parade sets out from Broad Avenue and Third Street South at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, proceeding north to Fifth Avenue South, then east on Fifth Avenue South and south on Eighth Street South, past City Hall and ending at Eighth Street South and Broad Avenue South. This years theme A Naples Family Christmas is personified in the honorary grand marshal(s): The Wynn Family, who have been making Christmas memories and sharing traditions in Naples since 1938. The parade will be broadcast live on Comcast 98 and also on streaming video in HD at the www.naplesgov.com.

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 1-7, 2016 NEWS A17 Bryan Hanypsiak, M.D. in Orthopedic Surgery Is joint pain keeping you from enjoying time on the golf course, tennis courts or with your loved ones? Then turn to Bryan Hanypsiak, M.D., at Physicians Regional Medical Group. He specializes in minimally invasive hip and knee surgery that can help relieve your pain and get you moving comfortably again. Same-day consultations are often available. Request an appointment online at PhysiciansRegionalMedicalGroup.com or call 239-348-4221.6101 Pine Ridge Road, Naples PhysiciansRegionalMedicalGroup.comMember of the Medical Staff of Physicians Regional Medical Center Pine Ridge DR. BRYAN HANYPSIAK IS NOW ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS. LIFE HERE IS AMAZING. DR. HANYPSIAK CAN HELP YOUGET BACK INTO IT. Reserve your spot now for field trips at Southwest Florida Nature FestivalThe 13th annual Southwest Florida Nature Festival presented by Friends of Rookery Bay is set for Jan. 13-15. Registration opens Thursday, Dec. 1, for numerous field trips that are part of the festival offerings. Trips range from a swamp buggy ride in the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge to a behind-the-scenes tour of Naples Botanical Garden and a new adventure titled Birding the Swamp near Downtown at Fred W. Coyle Freedom Park. Theres also a new Scales and Calipers Gopher Tortoise Monitoring Experience, and a Naples Preserve Pollinator Garden Walk. The Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center will offer BOGO admission from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13. Food will be available for purchase from The Sizzle Truck from 11 a.m. to 2 pm. Admission to the center on Saturday, Jan. 14, will be $10 and will include guided walks, the marine life touch tank, an educational film and an art exhibit as well as the following free lectures: 1 pm: Hear the results of the latest research on swallow-tailed kites from a researcher/ecologist with the Avian Research and Conservation Institute. 2 pm: Learn about how banding has helped researchers understand the amazing lives of seabirds and shorebirds from Adam DiNuovo, shorebird stewardship program manager with Audubon Florida. 3 pm: See breathtaking images of beach nesting birds, burrowing owls and Florida's Critical Wildlife Areas through the eyes of a local conservation champion and award-winning photographer Jean Hall. At 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, festival keynote speaker Sandy Komito will present My Big Year Birding Adventure in North America. Mr. Komito is the only birder in North America whos done two record-setting Big Years, each of which exceeded 700 bird species. His experience helped inspire the book and movie The Big Year, in which his character was portrayed by Owen Wilson. Registration for the keynote presentation is required. To sign up for field trips or the keynote presentation, and for complete details about the 2017 Southwest Florida Nature Festival, visit www.rookerybay.org/nature-festival-events. Moonlight on the Marsh lectures put the spotlight on water for 2017Florida Gulf Coast Universitys Everglades Wetland Research Park at Naples Botanical Garden presents five preeminent national and international speakers for its fifth annual Moonlight on the Marsh Distinguished Lecture Series in 2017. The free lectures are sponsored by a generous donation by Bernard and Susan Master of Marco Island and Columbus, Ohio. The theme of this years series is water: water quality, water availability, wetlands preservation and protection of coastal and river areas from overabundance of water. Two of the five speakers are Stockholm Water Prize laureates, considered by many to be the Nobel Prize for water. Topics will include new approaches to coastal water management in The Netherlands, wetland management and conservation in South America and a frank assessment of restoration efforts in the Florida Everglades. Unless otherwise noted, programs take place at FGCUs Harvey Kapnick Education and Research Center at Naples Botanical Garden. Heres the lineup: 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19: The Dutch Solution to Floods: Live with Water, Dont Fight It by Leon P.M. Lamers, Ph.D., professor of aquatic ecology and environmental biology at the Institute for Water and Wetland Research, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2: Rethinking Conservation and Development in South American Wetlands: A Challenge Beyond the Borders by Luisa Fernanda Ricaurte, Ph.D., freelance consultant, Alexander von Humboldt Institute, Bogot, Colombia. 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary: Restoring the Greater Florida Everglades: What Has Gone Right and What Has Gone Wrong by William Mitsch, Ph.D., 2004 Stockholm Water Prize laureate and Juliet C. Sproul Chair for Southwest Florida Habitat Restoration and Management at FGCU. 7 p.m. Thursday, March 2: The Global Freshwater Crisis by Gary Lamberti, Ph.D., professor and past chair, department of biological sciences, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Ind. This lecture is co-sponsored by the Notre Dame Club of Naples. 7 p.m. Thursday, March 16: Monitoring for Water Quality and Health by Joan B. Rose, Ph.D., 2016 Stockholm Water Prize laureate and Homer Nowlin Chair in Water Research, department of fisheries and wildlife, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich. Although admission is free, seating is limited and advance registration is encouraged. Call Mr. Mitsch at 325-1365 or email wmitsch@fgcu.edu. The Everglades Wetland Research Park is dedicated to research on the wise management of freshwater and coastal ecosystems of Southwest Florida and the Florida Everglades and to the protection and enhancement of wetlands and water resources worldwide. For more information, visit www.fgcu.edu/swamp.

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A18 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 1-7, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY HERES WHAT YOULL FIND: See what Treasurescan be Found at... MONDAY through SA TURDAY, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.SUNDAYS, 11 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (through April)3601 Tamiami Trail N., Naples Ph: 239.649.0201STORE HOURS | LOCATION & & More Wednesday, December 7 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Email: Info@BayshoreMemoryCare.com Assisted Living Facility License #12760 FIRST FIRST Bir day Cele atio Learn how our home can become your home. Please RSVP to Margaret Wilson (239) 213-9370 Hear from a distinguished architect, get free advice for your ailing orchid, admire Empty BowlsHere are some good things to have on your radar in the next couple of weeks: The American Institute of Architects-Florida Southwest Chapter wraps up its fall lecture series with a program by Lawrence Scarpa of the awardwinning, Los Angeles-based Brooks + Scarpa on Friday evening, Dec. 2, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Since its founding in 1991, Brooks + Scarpa has competed projects from single-family homes to multi-family housing, affordable housing, commercial, institutional, educational and governmental buildings. D. Garrett Construction of Naples presents the AIA lecture and welcomes all who are interested in the built and natural environment. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for cocktails, and the program begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for AIA members, $30 for others and free for students with a college ID. Reservations are encouraged and can be made through Eventbrite. Cash, check, debit or credit will also be accepted at the door. For more information, visit aiaflasw.org. Starting from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Naples Botanical Garden, veteran members of the Naples Orchid Society will dispense free advice for those with suffering orchids. The orchid doctor will be available from 1-4 p.m. every other Saturday through March 18 to help remedy orchid pest problems and recommend best care techniques. To ensure the best advice, bring your ailing orchid or a picture of it. This months dates are Dec. 3 and 17 (the doctor will not be in Dec. 31). No appointment or co-pay required. For more information, visit www.naplesorchidsociety.org. The Armenian Church of Southwest Florida a mission parish organized in 2001, continues its seasonal services led by visiting clergy at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at St. Pauls Episcopal Church, 3901 Davis Blvd. Services will also be held on Sundays, Jan. 8, Feb. 12 and 26 (with the archbishop of the diocese as honored guest), and March 12. For more information, call 213-0246 or email www.armenianchurchswfl@gmail.com. Enjoy a boardwalk stroll through Naples Preserve and also catch a free, family-friendly nature talk about Southwest Floridas turtle population at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4. The preserve will be transformed into a holiday wonderland for its annual Holiday Spirit Open House from 4:30-6 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Dec. 9-11. Visitors will meet live animal ambassadors from several local organizations, including Trouper, the blind raccoon from Wildlife Education Project who was featured on Nat Geo WILD channels Unlikely Animal Friends this spring. Rabbits from Southwest Florida House Rabbit Rescue and other animal ambassadors will be there, too. A child-sized gopher tortoise burrow replica will provide kids a fun place to explore while learning about this environmentally critical species that calls the Naples Preserve home. Story time will entertain the youngest visitors and older children as well, and special guest The Litter Critter mascot will be available for photo opportunities as he teaches children about the importance of recycling. Entrance to the preserve is at 1690 Tamiami Trail N. Admission is free. For more information, call 261-4290 or follow Friends of the Naples Preserve on Facebook. Get a sneak peek at some of the pottery bowls that have been crafted for Empty Bowls Naples 2017 when the Naples Art District hosts Art Alive! from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, in the Pine Ridge Industrial Park creative hub for local artists and art lovers. Participating studios and galleries will display bowls that have been juried into the silent auction portion of the annual lunch that benefits the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida. Applications will be available to join Friends of Empty Bowls for a donation of $50. Membership comes with perks such as immediate entrance to Cambier Park on event day, a one-of-a-kind juried bowl and a commemorative mini bowl. SCARPA COURTESY PHOTOSusan Shipman puts the finishing touches on her creation for Empty Bowls 2017.

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When her priest encouraged her to apply with Habitat Collier, she started to believe it could be the answer to her familys prayers. Nearly 20 years later, shes thankful that she took the chance. When I go out to warm up my car in the morning, I sit there and I stare at my roof and thank God for my home, she says. That roof, to me, means a lot. The security of owning their home has given the Valdez family much more than just a roof overhead. It helped them to thrive. Homeownership has meant they didnt have to worry over whether they might have to move at a moments notice. Having a safe neighborhood meant their children could play outside. An affordable mortgage payment meant that they could save money and plan for the future. It means peace of mind. It means we have a secure home for the rest of our lives, Mr. Valdez says. I am so proud to belong to the Habitat family. My husband and I cant believe that almost 20 years have already passed. Most of all, it allowed her kids to be kids. Their two sons had their own rooms and a yard to play soccer in things theyd never had before. Irma and Silverio are proud to have given their sons a stable foundation from which they could succeed. Not only did they succeed, but they excelled. Efrain, the oldest of the Valdez children, joined the Army National Guard after high school and served in Operation Iraqi Freedom in Kuwait and Iraq. When he returned home, he studied at the University of Miami. He is now a teacher and small business owner, running a successful soccer equipment and uniform business with his wife. The couple has also given Irma and Silverio the joy of becoming grandparents. Their younger son, Edgar, is determined to be the best at everything he does. Hes an active duty service member and has been awarded several medals for his exemplary performance. He also adds to his medal collection as a runner, and when hes not earning awards, hes working on a degree in business management. The dreams go beyond the house, Efrain Valdez said at a Habitat event. They transform into careers, families and happy, successful lives. As this chapter closed for the Valdezes, it brought to Mrs. Valdezs mind the day their home was dedicated. It stands out in her mind as one of the happiest in her life. Our dedication was so beautiful, so unbelievable. Its something that I will never, ever, ever forget. I will never finish thanking Habitat, she says. I dont have enough words. Jessica Grybek is coordinator of marketing and public relations for Habitat Collier. The organization builds more than 100 homes per year and is the highest producing and one of the oldest Habitat for Humanity affiliates in the nation. To donate, volunteer or learn more about Habitat, call 775-0036 or visit www.HabitatCollier.org.

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 1-7, 2016 A21 www.ECOF.comClearly, the right choice C l e a r l y t h e r i g h t c h o i c e Clearlytherightchoice Since 1971 888 EYE APPT David C. Brown, MD, FACSFounder & Medical DirectorLifetime Eye Care for the Entire Family12 CONVENIENT LOCATIONSUPCOMING EVENTS MIROMAR OUTLETS for Everyone on Your List H oliday Savings U P CO PHOTOS WITH SANTA Daily thru Friday, December 23 in Suite 67 Make an everlasting memory and receive a photo with Santa at Miromar Outlets.DOG DAZE AT MIROMARThursday, December 1 Enjoy pet-friendly specials and entertainment at participating stores and restaurants, the rst Thursday of every month.CAR CRUISE-INSunday, December 4 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. near PLAYLAND See all the favorite makes and models of classic, exotic and custom cars.VISIT OUR NEW STORES Vineyard Vines New Balance Factory Store Calvin Klein Underwear Blanc du Nil Beef Jerky Outlet Brasolin Optical Outlet Visit MiromarOutlets.com for holiday hours I-75, Exit 123, Just North of Naples (239) 948-3766 Up to 70% Off at over 140 Top Designer and Brand Name Outlet Stores and RestaurantsVoted the Best Shopping Mall and Best Factory Outlet Mall in Southwest Florida1130120116-2938 Miromar Outlets Gift Cards* are available at MiromarOutlets.com, the Mall Office or Visitor Information Kiosk.*Subject to monthly maintenance fee. Terms and Conditions of the Card Agreement are set forth at MiromarOutlets.com. Copyright 2016, Miromar Development Corporation. Miromar Outlets is a registered service mark of Miromar Development Corporation. Red Sox spring training tickets go on sale Dec. 3Spring training 2017 for the Boston Red Sox opens Tuesday, Feb. 14, when pitchers and catchers hold their first workout at JetBlue Park at Fenway South in Fort Myers. The first full squad workout takes place Friday, Feb. 17. Workouts are free and open to the public. Starting Thursday, Feb. 23, the Red Sox will play a total of 19 home games, including 17 Grapefruit League games, a nine-inning matchup against the Northeastern University Huskies and a World Baseball Classic exhibition game against Team USA on March 9. Tickets for all home games go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the park and online at www.redsox. com. Fans needing ADA-accessible seating or those who may not have a computer may call (877) REDSOX9. Hearing impaired fans may call the Red Sox TTY line at (617) 226-6644. There is a $1 price increase in box seat, grandstand and Green Monster seating categories for the 2017 season; prices for all other seating categories remain unchanged. Tickets for the Feb. 23 opening game against the Northeastern University Huskies are half price. Mastercard is the preferred payment of the Boston Red Sox. Red Sox Destinations packages, which offer VIP experiences for fans during spring training, are available now at redsox.com/springdestinations. Spring training specificsThe Grapefruit League schedule launches at home at JetBlue Park on Friday, Feb. 24, against the New York Mets. The matchup is one of two contests against the Mets this season, with the Red Sox traveling to Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie from a 1:10 p.m. games on Wednesday, March 8. The Red Sox host their American League East rival New York Yankees on Tuesday, Feb. 28, and travel to Tampa for their second meeting Tuesday, March 21, at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Other division matchups include four games versus the Baltimore Orioles, five against the Tampa Bay Rays and three against the Toronto Blue Jays. The club hosts open house at JetBlue Park on Saturday, Feb. 18, when fans are invited to walk around the park and the grounds while enjoying concessions and entertainment on Fenway South Drive. Admission is free. Sponsored by CVS, the 2017 season is the Red Sox sixth at JetBlue Park at Fenway South.

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A22 WEEK OF DECEMBER 1-7, 2016 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY The One. The Only. The Three. *Average weight before cooking. For a limited time at participating locations. 2016 McDonalds Enjoy the Grand Mac with one-third pound* of pure beef and no llers, additives or preservatives. More meat and twice the cheese. Or try the Mac Jr. with all the avor of the original in a single layer.At McDonalds the Big Mac legend is growing with two new sizes to satisfy every appetite!Big Mac MacJr.Mac Grand www.oaktreedentistrynaples.com 90 Cypress Way East #20 Naples FL (Across From Sams Club) 239-596-5771 Insurance Processing Early Morning Appointments Watch out for CCSO traffic detailHeres where CCSO deputies will be on traffic detail the week of Dec. 5-9: Monday, Dec. 5 Thomasson Drive and Avalon Elementary School: Speeding 18th Avenue SW and Sunset Road: Aggressive driving Livingston and Radio roads: Speeding Tuesday, Dec. 6 Pine Ridge Road and Forest Lakes Boulevard: Redlight running U.S. 41 East and Greenway Road: Aggressive driving Weber Boulevard and First Avenue SW: Aggressive driving Wednesday, Dec. 7 Vanderbilt Beach Road and Wilshire Lakes Boulevard: Speeding Goodlette-Frank and Solana roads: Aggressive driving Weber Boulevard and First Avenue SW: Speeding Thursday, Dec. 8 Immokalee Road at Gulf Coast High School: Speeding Goodlette-Frank and Solana roads: Speeding Livingston Road and Marbella Lakes Drive: Aggressive driving Friday, Dec. 9 Sunshine Boulevard: Speeding U.S. 41 North and 97th Avenue North: Red-light running Bayshore Drive and Botanical Place Circle: Speeding AARP class tunes up driving skillsAARP offers classes to help older drivers learn about new traffic laws, refresh their driving skills and reduce their risk for tickets and accidents. Drivers over age 55 might be eligible for a discount on auto insurance. Cost is $15 for AARP members, $20 for others. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the number listed with the session you wish to attend. Friday, Dec. 9: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church, 1225 Piper Blvd. Naples; 596-6007. Thursday, Dec. 15: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. Williams Ministry Center, 750 Seagate Drive, Naples; 404-8925.

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BEHIND THE WHEELToyota Corolla iM a Scion no moreToyota has killed its Scion brand, and not everyone made it out alive. This entry-level marque shed everything from its microcar iQ to the tC economy coupe. But others like the iM five-door hatchback were switched over to a Toyota badge, and thats good news for many more consumers. Scion had good intentions. Toyota wanted to bring in younger buyers, so in 2003 it devoted an entire brand to lower cost cars with vivid packaging. The youthful spirit was enhanced with a full accessory line devoted to making each car a custom street machine. Just like minor league baseball, the hope was that customers would buy a Scion and mature into the major league cars like the Toyota Camry. But something else happened instead. Value has an attraction at any age. It meant that a brand aimed at youth had a crop of older than expected customers. Conversely, it was sometimes hard for Scion to attract young professionals. They often wanted to look more established than the image an entry-level brand provided. Thus, Scion wasnt necessarily a failure, but it was often missing its intended audience. And while its death was inevitable, a few of its vehicles were unique enough to be adopted by the Toyota brand. The iM is a prime example. It fits under the Corolla name as a replacement for the Matrix hatchback that was discontinued in 2013. This makes sense because a casual glance between Toyotas steadfast sedan and the iM just looks like there is a sportier front bumper and a hatchback rear. But what is harder to see is that the former Scions wheelbase is a few inches shorter, the standard 17-inch wheels are a bit larger, and the rear suspension is fully independent. This means the iM actually earns its sportier appearance by feeling sharper on the road. Inside, there is even less distinction. The dashboard of the iM looks to be directly lifted from the Corolla. This is not necessarily a bad thing. Toyotas bread-n-b utter sedan has a long-standing reputation for quality, and the current generation feels staid but sturdy. Toyota has also done a great job of adding the right features. Not only is there a standard touchscreen infotainment system, but also this has an intergraded backup camera. Plus, both the 2017 Corolla and iM come standard with safety systems like pre-collision warning and lane departure warring features that are usually options in competitors, if available at all. The iM is distinguished on the inside by feeling a bit more premium in the base model. It has dual zone climate control and a few extra knickknacks that make it worth the $19,615 base price (about $300 more than the lowestpriced 2017 Corolla sedan.) Another feature of the iM that is absolutely worth noting is the six-speed manual transmission. It comes standard on the former Scion, but it requires a few thousand dollars worth of package upgrades to include it on the Corolla. For those out there who like to row their own gears, this is welcomed news. Manual transmissions are becoming more difficult to find, but Toyota offers these in many cars, including the other two Scion refugees the FR-S coupe now known as the 86, and the thinly disguised Mazda2 known as the iA. So where is the true advantage in the death of Scion? For a car like the iM, it gives the versatile hatchback configuration instant maturity. Only the badge has changed, but that opens the door to everyone from the aspirational recent college grad to the baby boomer that doesnt want to appear cheap. The Toyota name on the outside and the grown-up interior combines with its sportier nature to give it a much wider appeal. Bringing the iM into the mainstream couldnt have come at better time considering the new Honda Civic is reviving the five-door hatchback body for 2017. The Scion iM is dead ... Long live the Toyota Corolla iM. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 1-7, 2016 NEWS A23 mylesKORNBLATTmk@autominded.com

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A26 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 1-7, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY CLUB NOTES Tickets for the Naples Garden Clubs 2017 House & Garden Tour go on sale Thursday, Dec. 1. Sales start online at 9 a.m. that day; tickets typically sell out within hours. The tour, to be held Saturday, Feb. 4, takes participants to four homes in Old Naples and Port Royal. Each home features floral designs created by Naples Garden Club members. Tickets are $125; patron tickets $225. Admission includes the tour of the four homes via motor coach, complimentary refreshments, admission to Naples Botanical Garden and a 10 percent discount at the NBG Garden Gift Center that day. To purchase tickets, visit www.naplesgardenclub.org and register now. If you are not lucky enough to get a ticket for the 2017 tour, you can submit your email address to receive information about next years tour (Feb. 3, 2018). For its monthly meeting in December, Naples Garden Club welcomes internationally recognized floral designer Jane Godshalk at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, at Naples Botanical Garden. Ms. Godshalk will present tips for Stylish and Innovative Holiday Arranging in her fresh and uncomplicated American style. The public is welcome. Tickets for $30 include admission to NBG that day. To purchase a ticket, go to www.naplesgardenclub.org and clicking on the green Guest Registration button. Naples Garden Club has a 60-plus year tradition of producing sold-out house and garden tours, mounting the largest juried flower show in Southwest Florida, presenting notable speakers and workshops plus investing in the community by funding scholarships and community projects. The club is a member of the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs and National Garden Clubs Inc. The Naples Orchid Society welcomes members and guests to meetings on the first Thursday of the month at Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive. The next meeting is Dec. 1. 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 www.naplesorchidsociety.org. Everyone who owns or admires Corvettes is welcome to attend Corvettes of Naples meetings at 7:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church in North Naples. The next meeting is Dec. 1. For more information, visit www.corvettesofnaplesfl.com. Solo Singles of Collier County was organized more than 25 years ago to create and promote recreational, cultural, charitable and social activities for those persons single, divorced or widowed as a means toward helping them achieve a fuller and better life socially, emotional and intellectually. Members meet at 5 p.m. for happy hour followed by dinner on the first Friday of the month at different restaurants around town. The next get-together is Dec. 2. For more information, call Carey Hughes at 262-0278 or email careyjh@ aol.com. 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 Dec. 3 and 17. Members should 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 594-0868 or email dcritchie@comcast.net. The Gulf Breeze Button Club meets at 11:30 a.m. on the first Tuesday of every month at the Golden Gate Community Center. The next meeting is Dec. 6. All who are interested in collecting and studying antique clothing buttons are welcome. For more information, call 682-6117. 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 Dec. 6. For more information, call John Caltabiano at 642-9840 or visit marcoknights.com. Tech4Good SWFL meets from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Greater Naples. Staff and volunteers from area nonprofit organizations are invited to come for hands-on social media advice and help using Facebook, Twitter, Tweetdeck, Hootsuite, Bit.ly, Pinterest, Tumblr, Google+ and other social media tools. At the December meeting, members will show off their tech tools and how they use them to make their organizations run smoother, better, faster. Admission and membership are free. For more information, visit www.tech4goodswfl.org. 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 Dec. 6. The next social outing is Dec. 20. For more information, call 839-3711 or visit www.naplesskiclub.com. The Naples chapter of Ikebana International meets on the first Wednesday of the month in the FGCU Research Center at Naples Botanical Garden. The next meeting is Dec. 7. Socializing begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by the business meeting at 10 a.m. and the program at 10:30 a.m. The program, Leaves No Longer Boring, will explore new ways to manipulate leaves to make for a more beautiful arrangement. All are welcome; membership in Ikebana International or Naples Botanical Garden is not required. For more information, visit www.ikebananaples.com or email ikebananaples@gmail.com. The Wellesley Club of Naples invites Wellesley College alumnae to its first book group meeting of the season from 3-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 2150 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. Gabriell Zevins The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry is this months book for discussion. Subsequent meetings (same time and place) and books are: Jan. 11, Everyone Brave Is Forgiven by Chris Cleave; Feb. 8, Commonwealth by Ann Patchett; March 8, Lab Girl by Hope Jahren; and April 12, Elephant Company by Vicki Croke. RSVP to Carol Goode by emailing carolgoode9@gmail.com. The schools new president, Paula Johnson, will be the guest of honor for high tea from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, at Royal Poinciana Country Club. RSVPs are required and can be made by calling 591-3888 or emailing Ms. Goode at the above address. Club members can find the seasons full schedule of meetings and activities at www.naples.alum. wellesley.edu. The Naples Doll Club meets at 11:30 a.m. on the first and third Wednesday of the month at Mayflower Congregational Church, 2900 County Barn Road in Naples. The next meetings are Dec. 7 and 21. Meetings and workshops are open to all who love and enjoy the beauty of dolls from antique to contemporary. For more information, call 5300010 or email wlm34112@gmail.com. The Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 10670-Naples meets at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at Naples Municipal Airport. The next meeting is Dec. 7. The Naples EAA chapter is one of approximately 1,700 chapters worldwide. Members are pilots, student pilots, plane builders and aviation enthusiasts. Members also serve a pancake breakfast from 8-11 a.m. on the second Sunday of each month in the pilots lounge at Naples Municipal Airport. Admission for $5 includes 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 Dec. 11. For more information, call 649-6627 or visit eaa1067.com. The Naples Chapter, Florida Society, Sons of the American Revolution meets at 11:30 a.m. on the second Thursday of the month at the Club at Longshore Lake, 1139 Phoenix Way. The next meeting is Dec. 8. Doors open at 11:30 and the meeting starts at noon. Spouses and g uests ar e always welcome. For more information, call Tom Woodruff at 732-0602, email naplesSAR@ gmail.com or visit www.naplessar.org. The Cornell Alumni Association of Southwest Florida welcomes James Schmotter, Ph.D., former assistant dean of the Cornell business school and former NCAA board director as guest speaker at a luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, at Wyndemere Country Club. Mr. Schmotter will discuss his experience on the NCAA board of directors. He also served as president of Western Connecticut State University for more than 10 years before retiring in 2015. Cornell and SCSU alumni, family, friends and members of the public are welcome. Cost of the luncheon is $30 in advance, $35 on the day of the event. For reservations or more information, call Jon Peter Vollmer at 250-9414, email jon.vollmer@sothebysrealty.com or visit www.cornellalumniassociationofsouthwestflorida.com. Pilot Club of Naples/Naples Pilot Foundation meets at 6 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month at Perkins on Pine Ridge Road. The next meeting is Dec. 8. Guests and new members are always welcome. Reservations are not required. Attendees order from the menu and pay for their meals. Pilot International focuses its charitable and educational efforts on brain-related disorders and disabilities, including traumatic brain injuries, dementia and autism. For more information, call Sue Lester 289-8268. The DPI-SIG Naples Digital Photography Club meets from 7-9 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month at Florida SouthWestern State College, 7505 Grand Lely Drive. Meetings are open to the public, and all levels of photographers are welcome. The next meeting is Dec. 8. For more information, visit www.dpi-sig.org. Kappa Alpha Theta alumnae in Naples, Marco Island & Bonita Springs holds their holiday party the evening of Sunday, Dec. 11, at the Club at Olde Cypress. For reservations, call Betsy Penzo at 404-3075 or email penzob@ aol.com. For more information about additional chapter activities, visit www. Naples.KappaAlphaTheta.org. Email club news to Cindy Pierce at cpierce@floridaweekly.com.

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 1-7, 2016 NEWS A27 5450 TAMIAMI TRAIL N. NAPLES 239.594.1555ACROSS FROM WATERSIDE SHOPS ONE BLOCK NORTH OF PINE RIDGE ON U.S.41 LOCALLY OWNED & OPERATED! CELEBRATING OUR 14TH YEAR! LOOK WHAT JUST ARRIVED! LOOK WHAT JUST ARRIVED! Always The Freshest New Looks In Home Design, Always At A Fraction of What Youd Expect To Pay! Always Ready To Take Home With You or Next Day Delivery! Mah-jongg tourney will raise funds for Hodges U. scholarshipsMah-jongg players in Collier and Lee counties are invited to sign up for the second annual Mah-Jongg Charity Tournament to benefit the Hodges University Thelma Hodges Friends of the University Scholarship Fund. Deadline for registration is Friday, Dec. 16. The competition takes place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 9, at the Hodges U. campus in Naples. Players will enjoy a continental breakfast sponsored by Comfort Keepers before the games begin at 9 a.m. A lunch of traditional Asian cuisine from Araya will be served at noon. Admission is $50. Tickets for a 50/50 raffle will be sold separately to general additional funds. The Thelma Hodges Friends of the University Scholarship Fund helps undergraduates who demonstrate critical financial need. To sign up for the mah-jongg tournament, visit https:// hu.formstack.com/forms/mahjongg_ charity_tournament. BERNADETTE LA PAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLY Lucy Welch, Helen Philbin, Thelma Hodges and Carole O'Brien at the inaugural mah-jongg tournament hosted by the Thelma Hodges Friends of the University Scholarship Fund.

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A28 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 1-7, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.QuigleyEye.comNaplesBonita SpringsFREEEYE EXAMFOR NEW PATIENTSNo Hidden Charges: It is our policy that the patient and or any other person responsible for payment or be reimburse by payment or any other service, examination or treatment CODE: FW00complete medical exam with one of our board certied eye doctors includes prescription for eyeglasses, and tests for FORMERLY EYE HEALTHomas Quigley, M.D.Board Certied Eye Surgeon & Cataract SpecialistConference experts will offer insights for Chrons disease, colitis sufferersManaging inflammatory bowel disease is an issue for more than 1.6 million Americans. To help guide those affected by IBD, the Crohns & Colitis Foundation of America presents seminars from physician experts and health-care professionals on topics important to IBD patients, families and caregivers from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at Naples Regional Library. Guest speakers and their topics are: Dr. Raymond Phillips, biosimilars; Dawn Gray, nutrition; Paula Allain, clinical studies; and Dr. Sandra Jara, alternative approaches. Crohns disease and ulcerative colitis are painful, medically incurable illnesses that attack the digestive system. Symptoms can include abdominal pain, persistent diarrhea, rectal bleeding, fever and weight loss. Many patients require hospitalization and surgery. These illnesses can cause severe complications, including colon cancer in patients with long-term disease. Most people develop the diseases between the ages of 15 and 35. Admission to the conference for $5 includes breakfast and a chance to win a one-hour massage at a local spa. Reservations are suggested, as seating is limited. Call Jamie Diaz at (561) 218-2929 (option 1, ext. 8) or visit www.ccfa.org/chapters/ florida. Feeling depressed? Support is hereHave you been feeling really sad, tired and worried for more than a few days? If yes, you could have depression. This is not a character flaw or a sign of personal weakness. You cant yourself well by trying to snap out of it or lighten up. The depression support group offered by the Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida welcomes anyone who is suffering from this very real mental illness. The group meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Thursday at 2335 Tamiami Trail. Common symptoms of depression include: loss of enjoyment, restlessness and poor nighttime sleep, overeating or loss of appetite, forgetfulness, wanting to stay in bed all the time, unexplained feelings of anger or fear, general aches and pains that dont go away, no sexual energy, lack of focus and no interest in socializing. Talk to your doctor if you are experience any of the above symptoms. Depression is treatable and you can feel better. For more information about the support group, call 261-5405 or email info@mhaswfl.org. HEALTHY LIVINGFlorida scientists find surprising answers to food coma questionAnyone who has drifted into a fuzzyheaded stupor after a large holiday meal is familiar with the condition commonly known as a food coma. Now scientists from The Scripps Research Institute Florida campus in Jupiter, Florida Atlantic University and Bowling Green State University may have finally found a reason for the phenomenon. Until recently, there has been little more than anecdotal evidence to suggest that food coma is an actual physical condition and the scientific evidence that does exist is unable to explain why some people fall asleep immediately after eating, some later and some not at all. Different foods play different roles in mammalian physiology, but there have been very few studies on the immediate effects of eating on sleep, said TSRIs Associate Professor William Ja, who led the study, published in the online journal eLife. Mr. Ja and his colleagues used Drosophila, the common fruit fly, as a model, due to the well-documented sleep-metabolism interaction in which flies suppress sleep or increase locomotion when starved. They created a system called the Activity Recording CAFE, a small plastic chamber that allowed them to record fly activity before and after feeding. Researchers found that after a meal, flies increased sleep for a short period before returning to a normal state of wakefulness. Their response varied according to food intake flies that ate more also slept more. Further investigation of specific food components showed that while protein, salt and the amount eaten promoted sleep, sugar had no effect. The protein link to post-meal sleep has been mostly anecdotal, too, so to have it turn up in the study was remarkable, Mr. Ja said. In humans, high sugar consumption provides a quick boost to blood glucose followed by a crash, so its effect on sleep might only be observed beyond the 20to 40-minute food coma window. The fact that larger-sized meals increased sleep in fruit flies may also have parallels in human behavior its known that electrical activity increases in the brain with meal size and during certain stages of sleep. Salt consumption also influences sleep in mammals. Unpublished data suggest that the food coma condition might be a way to maximize gut absorption of protein and salt, two nutrients that flies might prioritize or find limited in nature, Mr. Ja added. Using an animal model, weve learned there is something to the food coma effect, and we can now start to study the direct relationship between food and sleep in earnest, Mr. Ja said. This behavior seems conserved across species, so it must be valuable to animals for some reason. The study also found some intriguing physiological reasons behind after-meal fly napping. By turning on and off neurons in the fly brain, we identified several circuits dedicated to controlling postprandial sleep, said TSRI graduate student Keith Murphy, the first author of the study. Some of these circuits responded to protein and others to circadian rhythm, demonstrating that the behavior has a diversity of inputs. Lighthouse hosts brown bag lunch for visually impairedVisually impaired people and their caregivers are invited to a brown bag lunch and educational program at Lighthouse of Collier at 11:30 a.m. on the third Tuesday of every month Lighthouse headquarters, 2685 Horseshoe Drive S. Attendance is free; bring your own lunch to eat during or after the program. The next lunch is Dec. 20. Lighthouse of Collier also hosts a peer support group meeting for the blind and visually impaired from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Tuesday. For reservations to the brown bag lunch or for more information about the weekly support group, call 430-3934. For more information about the various programs and services offered by Lighthouse of Collier, visit lighthouseofcollier.org.

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Copyright 2016, Miromar Development Corporation. Miromar Lakes is a registered service mark of Miromar Development Corporation. FEATURED RESALE LISTINGS113016-2953 CAPRINI 18181 Via Caprini Drive3 BR/3 BA + DEN Beachfront Villa w/Spectacular View $1,975,000 COSTA AMALFI 11717 Via Savona Way4 BR/4 BA Beachfront Home w/ Southern Exposure $1,395,000 RAVENNA 11061 Via Tuscany Lane, #2013 BR/3 BA Panoramic Waterfront Views $1,395,000 VALENCIA 10010 Valiant Court, #201 3 BR/2 BA+Den 2nd FL Residence w/Water View-$399,000 OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, DEC. 4 1-4 P.M. SAN MARINO 19651 Marino Lake Circle, #1802 3 BR/2 BA + DEN Spacious First Floor Residence $315,000 MIRASOL 10721 MIRASOL DRIVE #201 3 BR/3 BA Beachfront Corner Unit $535,000SAN MARINO 10540 Marino Pointe Drive, #3012 BR/2 BA + DEN Furnished w/Golf Course View $369,900 PORTO ROMANO 10320 Porto Romano Drive 4 BR/3 BA Golf and Long Water Views $595,000 OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, DEC. 4 1-4 P.M. OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, DEC. 4 1-4 P.M. OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, DEC. 4 1-4 P.M. Look younger Now!Recapture Your Youthful BeautySeminars December 13th & 15thwww.azulbeauty.comSeminar Dates:December 13th December 15thAlso hear the latest on Space is limited. Call to reserve your seat! (239) 415-7576 Come hear about: All participants: Naples Zoo unveils master plan for expansion and improvements The Naples Zoo has announced a $25 million capital campaign and $5 million endowment drive to expand and improve its facilities. Plans include an in-house animal hospital, a new education center, improvements to the entry and renovations of the propertys historic buildings. Groundbreaking is anticipated in 2017. The work will change the look and the feel of the zoo without compromising its history and charm, Jack Mulvena, president and CEO of the nonprofit organization, says. Its a great thing that more and more students, families and tourists are visiting the zoo, some for the very first time, Mr. Mulvena says. We just want their experience, and especially that first experience, to be a great one. The property off Goodlette-Frank Road dates back to 1919, when Dr. Henry Nehrling founded his tropical gardens there. Many of the original facilities built by Nehrling and the Tetzlaff family, who bought the property and turned it into Jungle Larrys Caribbean Gardens in the 1970s, are still in use and host more than 400,000 guests a year. While the organization has spent more than $4 million in the last three years to improve certain aspects of the guest experience, the expansion plan lists an improved entry experience as a top priority, since tourist season often results in long lines at the modest gift shop door to access the park. All 400,000 guests have to go through that door. It really is not a reflection of the beauty inside, Mr. Mulvena says. I will tell you that waiting in a 100-yard line with kids is not quality time. The new Finding Florida entrance experience will include the Jeanne Guglielmi Welcome Center, a volunteer center, a gift shop, administration offices and The Hammill Family Foundation Education Center. Elsewhere on the property, the new Glass Animal Hospital, named in honor of Tanya and Denny Glass, will help ensure the zoo maintains its accreditation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. At present, The Naples Zoo is the only Florida AZA member in operation without such a facility. In addition to the new entrance and animal hospital, the master plan calls for a transformation of the original Caribbean Gardens historic buildings into a small museum celebrating the propertys history. A new exhibit for Draco, the zoos resident Komodo dragon, is also planned, as are a new South American rainforest and grasslands exhibit trail and a nature/water play area for the zoos youngest visitors. The silent phase of the fundraising campaigns started about three years ago. The capital campaign has raised more than $13.7 million so far, and the endowment fund almost $2 million. For information about how to make a donation, visit www.napleszoo.org. A rendering of the new entry area planned at The Naples Zoo. Its Local. Its Entertaining. Its Mobile. Got Download?Its FREE! Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.comThe iPad AppSearch Florida Weekly in the iTunes App Store today.iPad is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. All rights reserved.

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A30 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 1-7, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY PET TALESAir petThings to know about flying with dogs or cats in the cabin BY KIM CAMPBELL THORNTONUniversal UclickI ran through the Denver airport, pulling Harpers carrier behind me. Luckily for both of us, it was on wheels. A 1-hour delay at our point of departure had made for a close call in catching our connecting flight. Flying with pets in the cabin can be fraught with challenges. Will the collar and tags set off the metal detector at security? Will the bag fit beneath the seat? Which has more under-seat space a window or an aisle seat? Harper and I have navigated all of these issues and more on recent flights to visit family for the holidays and compete in a nose-work trial.At check-in, I gave my confirmation number as well as Harpers and received a receipt for her prepaid fare. Keep it handy. I had her rabies certificate as well, but no one asked to see it. The first hurdle was getting through security. If youre traveling with a dog, cat or other pet, dont try to send him through the X-ray machine in his carrier. You must take him out and walk or carry him through the metal detector. A soft carrier that zips open at the top makes it easier to remove your pet comfortably and safely. Have a leash on him while hes in the carrier so you have full control. Run the carrier through first so it will be waiting on the other side. Harper and I didnt set off any alarms when we walked through the metal detector, but a random swabbing of my hands for traces of explosives resulted in a full-body pat down and check of our bags. The TSA agent explained that its not unusual for people traveling with dogs to be selected for this testing. I held Harper on her leash while they tested her bag. Then they had me put her in it while they performed a pat down on me and tested my other bags. Once on board, Harpers carrier wheeled easily down the aisle. I ponied up for economy plus seating to make sure we had plenty of space for her carrier. I chose a window seat so I didnt have to worry about anyone accidentally kicking her bag or a food cart running into it, but Jill-Marie Jones, who travels frequently with her Jack Russell terrier Scribbles, prefers aisle seats for ease of access and a quick exit off the plane. The carrier fit well beneath the seat. Once we were airborne, I partially unzipped the top so Harper could stick her head out if she chose. The flight attendant brought a cup of water for her to sip. I also had a collapsible rubber bowl attached to my purse with a clip to use for food or water. As we ran through Denver International to our next flight, we passed one of the relief stations that many airports have installed for the needs of traveling pets. Thats thanks to a U.S. Department of Transportation ruling requiring terminals serving more than 10,000 passengers daily to have a post-security petrelief area. For our return trip, I installed the free Where To Go app on my phone to make finding one just a tap away. Some travelers with pets bring pee pads for use in bathrooms or quiet areas. Harper has always been a good traveler, but it had been seven years since her last flight. She was a little nervous in the airport because she wasnt used to being in that type of carrier, but she settled down on the plane and slept through all the flights. You might say she completed the trip with flying colors. Pets of the Week>> Aniyah is an adult, spayed mix who is all ears as she awaits a new and permanent home. >> Espeon is a young, spayed tabby mix who hopes to nd the perfect match for her forever family. >> Fiona Flint is a young, spayed tabby mix who has a lot of love to share. >> Holiday Hank is an adult, neutered mix who really wants to nd a home for the holidays.To adopt or foster a petThis weeks adoptable pets are from Brookes Legacy Animal Rescue, an allvolunteer, foster home rescue organization. For more information, call 434-7480, email Admin@ BrookesLegacy AnimalRescue. org or visit www. brookeslegacyanimalrescue.com. Avoid sedating your dog during a flight. Instead, ask your veterinarian about pheromone sprays or other natural relaxers. Favorite Day Spa

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 1-7, 2016 NEWS A31 (239) 214-0642 LeeHealthFoundation.org Embrace the spirit of giving this holiday season! Donate to the Little Red Wagon Fund and keep young patients in need close to home at Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. Visit LeeHealthFoundation.org and Click Donate Today! to a Great Cause! to a Great Cause! Hitch Your W agon Hitch Your Wagon s e THE DIVA DIARIESWho knew that holiday shopping has an age limit?This holiday season, Ive decided to embrace the sparkle, the lights, the tinsel and the glitter. As I said in a column earlier this month, Ive been kicking up my heels for the holidays since the day after the presidential election when I concluded that I (along with half the nation) needed a little Christmas right this minute. So Ive been burning cranberry candles, listening to Christmas carols, sobbing while watching touching holiday commercials and trying to stay away from the political strife on Facebook (if the girl who sat in front of me in homeroom in the eighth grade is reading this, Im sorry/not sorry for deleting you after you posted all that alt-right propaganda; there are valid reasons why our acquaintance should have ended after middle school. Have a great holiday). Yep, its all really festive up in here. But, even as I welcome the eggnog and the wreaths and the mistletoe, Ive realized that I just cant shop this year. This might be an age thing, actually. I fear Im all shopped out. I find that even online shopping is exhausting. I think the same thing happened to my grandmother. When I was little she would heap a bounty of toys upon me every Christmas. When I was a teenager in Florida and she was in Ohio, she would send me a box filled with goodies: make-up, perfume, cute tops, sensible cotton underwear and always homemade chocolate chip cookies and a check for 25 smackaroos. This went on until about my mid-30s, when suddenly one year, there was only a card and a check. The amount on the check had increased to $50, but clearly grandma was all shopped out and the extra money meant I was going to have to shop the softer side of Sears for my own sensible cotton underwear. Sigh. These days, shopping is not for the faint of heart and Im pretty sure my heart is getting fairly faint. The traffic around Southwest Florida is already like Mr. Toads Wild Ride (and not in a fun way). Trying to find parking makes me frustrated and itchy. Crowds trigger my (rational) claustrophobia and (irrational) germaphobia. And finally, I dont know what to buy for people anymore. How many more pairs of Old Navy boxer shorts does Todd really need? Ive lost count of how many quilting books Ive given my stepmother. I always get my dad socks, which makes no sense since he lives in Florida. One year, we bought all our family members Amazon gift cards, but theres no joy in unwrapping a small piece of flat plastic. I know gift cards are practical and theyve taken the place of checks, but they just seem so boring and uninspired. I know lots of folks who shop online and I agree that it makes sense, but I get overwhelmed there, too. So many websites, so many choices. I become indecisive and instead decide to take a break and scroll Facebook and inevitably get sucked into reading the derisive comments on my friends latest political posts. The next thing I know, the holiday spirit has been sucked right out of me. So this year, were escaping. For our gift to each other, Todd and I and taking off to a lovely beachfront Air B&B on the northeast coast of Florida. The only thing Ill need to shop for is wine and groceries. And while I walk the aisles with my cart, Ill think of my sweet, loving grandma and all the care she took in packing up those Christmas boxes every year. Looking back, Im more grateful and appreciative than ever. Ciao for now, my lovelies! Stay tuned for another divalicious diary entry next week stephanieDAVIS sdavis@floridaweekly.com

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Naples TOP 1 % Our Experience Counts. Our Expertise Sells. luxeexclusivelyFrom Port Royal to Bonita Beach, The Bua Bell Group serves the Luxury Market. Were Local, Were Global! BuaBellSellsNaples.com | BuaBellGroup@JohnRWood.com Emily K. Bua 239.659.6115 or Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.0097 Del Mar at Coquina Sands $487,000 1300 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, #509 Lucarno at Mediterra $1.595 M 16626 Cortona Lane BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 1-7, 2016 | SECTION BWWW.FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM INSIDEOn the MoveWhos going where, doing what on the local business scene. B4 House HuntingA five-bedroom beauty in Coquina Sands for $3,975,000. B9 Happy holidaysSunshine Ace Hardware hosts open house, and more Networking photos. B7-8 Southwest Florida tumbler company with revenue well over $100 million turns 70 this year.BY NANCI THEORETFlorida Weekly CorrespondentChances are you have one, two or 20 of them in your cupboard, your gym bag or in your cars cup holder. The Superman of insulated drinkware, Tervis tumblers keeps beverages hotter and colder longer, are dishwasher and microwave safe, condensation proof, guaranteed for life and virtually unbreakable. Should your tumbler take a terrible, um, tumble, Southwest Florida-based Tervis will replace it free, no questions asked (a meltdown, though, is almost always going to raise suspicion of user error). Its 46 standalone stores include locations in Naples, Fort Myers, North Palm Beach, Key West and Osprey.The company says its the trademark and top-secret weld that makes the tumblers virtually indestructible and provides nearly endless opportunities for corporations, teams and individuals to customize their cups with logos, photos, decals and embroidered patches or emblems sealed between two layers of plastic for eternity. The iconic tumblers, 70 years old this year, are assembled in North Venice. You may have noticed the signature cylindrical shape of the factorys main entry from the interstate.Its a tightly knit group ... Theres a lot of employee pride. Amanda Eyer, Tervis digital marketing managerImpervious Tervis SEE TERVIS, B6 COURTESY PHOTOWithin 14 hours of the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series, Tervis produced 54,000 pieces. Products were available online within an hour.

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 1-7, 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 Hodges U. hosts class for nonprofitsThe Center for Nonprofit Excellence at Hodges University invites staff and board members of nonprofit organizations to its next workshop: Strategic Realignment for Nonprofits, Alternatives for Growth & Sustainability, from 9-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at the universitys Naples campus, 2647 Professional Way. Participants will examine their business models, learn how and why strategic realignment can support growth and sustainability and identify which opportunities and options make the most sense for their particular organization. Registration is $35. Sign up at www.hodges. edu/CNE-Events, or contact Marian Klink by calling 598-6284 or emailing cne@hodges.edu. Veterans invited to apply for entrepreneurship programSouthwest Florida veterans can apply now at www.veteransflorida.org for the second installment of the Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program. The deadline is Dec. 14 for all veterans interested participating in the free program. The Institute for Entrepreneurship at Florida Gulf Coast University is a network partner of the program. Veterans who are either FGCU students or non-students, have been honorably discharged or active duty or are Reserve/National Guard are welcome to apply. The next session begins in January. Interested veterans can apply online before Dec. 14. Open house for the course is set for 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at the Emergent Technologies Institute, an off-campus FGCU building at 16301 Innovation Lane off Alico Road south of Fort Myers. The Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program provides students with both academic coursework specific to the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and ongoing mentorships with business leaders in the community. The program is funded by a grant given by the state of Florida to seven Florida universities and colleges to provide a program free of cost to veterans. Throughout a 15-week period, participants work in a hybrid of campus and online entrepreneurship training and attend in-class training every other Saturday. The curriculum covers topics ranging from learning to raise funds to implementing a business. At the end of the course, the participants pitch their proposals to an investment committee with hopes of receiving seed funding to implement their business idea. For more information, email Amy Ridgway at aridgway@fgcu.edu.

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B4 BUSINESS WEEK OF DECEMBER 1-7, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY MONEY & INVESTINGIndias cash exchange may have effects beyond its bordersAs I am writing this article on Thanksgiving Day, I am thankful for many things. My beautiful wife. My amazing kids. A wonderful jewelry business that I love working in. And the fact that I am not running said business in India right now. I say this because a few weeks ago, the prime minister of the country announced in a surprise declaration that 85 percent of the countrys cash money supply would immediately cease to be legal tender. And he did this in a country where 98 percent of all business dealings are in cash. So why did the Indian government make this surprise move and what affect will this have in India and the rest of the world?In a prime time address to the nation on Nov. 8, Indian Prime Minister Modi told the nation that effective immediately the countrys 500 and 1000 rupee notes, the highest denomination bills in circulation, would be withdrawn from circulation. Any individual or business holding these bills would have to exchange them for newly created 500 and 2000 rupee paper currency at a local bank where a record will be created of the transaction.The government announced this policy primarily to crack down on tax evaders. Analysts estimate that only about 3 percent of Indian citizens pay income taxes. Many high earners hide their income by purchasing expensive jewelry and even real estate with cash. And storeowners who receive cash typically do not report this income to the government.By forcing people to exchange old currency for new, the government will have a record of large conversion transactions and can compare these exchanges to income records. It would look very suspicious for someone who declared no income to want to exchange hundreds of thousands of rupees. Because of this, some officials predict that 25 percent to 30 percent of the old notes will not be redeemed as people will not want the government to scrutinize their income sources.The Indian government also hopes that this note exchange will crack down on corruption, which is rampant in the country. Government officials now face the choice of declaring their currency or let it expire worthless. Finally, because large denomination exchanges are required to be deposited into a bank account, the government hopes to encourage middle class Indians to keep more of their savings in bank accounts as opposed to real assets like gold or real estate. And this has so far worked as wealthier citizens have deposited 3 trillion rupees of old currency into bank accounts but only have withdrawn 500 billion. These added funds could be used to fund new loans and spur economic growth. While in the long run this currency exchange will hopefully benefit the Indian economy, in the short run it has been very painful for its people. Many have been forced to wait in multi-hour long lines at banks that are often far away to convert their money. The new currency is a different size compared to the old notes so most ATMs could not dispense the new notes, exacerbating this issue. Many businesses have been negatively affected by this policy as people either cant get the new currency or dont want to spend the new cash and draw attention themselves. And business owners cannot get enough of the new money to pay their workers. Analysts predict that Indias GDP growth rate may be cut by a full percentage point as workers are idle and consumers cannot buy the products they want.Indias cash exchange may have effects beyond the one country. If successful, other developing countries may attempt to limit cash transactions in order to more closely monitor and tax income. This could increase the demand for dollars, Euros and gold as Indians and others in developing nations lose faith in their own currency or want to store wealth outside of government eyes. Eric Bretan, the co-owner of Ricks Estate & Jewelry Buyers in Punta Gorda, was a senior derivatives marketer and investment banker for more than 15 years at several global banks. e i h a b l ericBRETANestaterick@gmail.com Awards & Recognition Laird Lile, the board-certified wills, trusts and estates attorney in Naples who recently was appointed by Chief Justice Jorge Labarga of the Florida Supreme Court to the Judicial Management Council, has been named to the JMCs newly formed Guardianship Work Group. The GWG will examine judicial procedures and best practices pertaining to guardianships to ensure Florida state courts are protecting the well being of persons deemed by a judge to be incapacitated and those alleged to have diminished capacity. Now serving his sixth term as an elected member of the board of governors for The Florida Bar, Mr. Lile serves on the Supreme Courts Florida Courts Technology Commission and is the chair of the Second District Court of Appeal Nominating Commission. Rick Saggese, owner and founder of Think Outside The Diamond, a training facility for high school athletes, has been named Trainer of the Month for November by FITLIGHT Sports Corp., which designs and creates equipment and technology applicable in sports, health-care and tactical industries. Committee Appointments Ryan Benson, principal with A. Vernon Allen Builder and board member for the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County, has been named chair of the clubs facilities committee. Mr. Benson previously chaired the construction committee for the nonprofits 24,512-square-foot Immokalee Youth Development Center. The recently opened center, which serves the out-of-school time needs of Immokalee youth, houses a full-service cafeteria, kitchen, classrooms, computer labs, dance and music studios, arts academy, teen center and more. A 20-year Floridian originally from Canada, Mr. Benson earned a bachelors degree in business administration from Stetson University and an MBA from Florida International University in Miami. In addition to the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County, he is involved in Naples Gulf Shore Rotary Club and is a board member for the Collier Building Industry Association. He also is a guest lecturer at Stetsons School of Business Administration. Ernest Linneman and M. Richard Mellon have been appointed chair and vice chair, respectively, of the Naples Airport Authority Noise Compatibility Committee for the coming fiscal year. The committee helps monitor the impact of aircraft noise and makes recommendations about noise-mitigation procedures for consideration by the city of Naples Airport Authority board of commissioners, which appoints members. A Naples resident since 1991, Mr. Linneman served as an airport commissioner from 2003-13 and was the board liaison to the Noise Compatibility Committee for five years. He has served as committee chair in 2016. During his professional career, he was with Honeywell International for 19 years and served as senior vice president of planning and corporate development for Honeywell Aerospace. He also was vice president and general manager of ITT Service Industries, providing services to the three New York City airports. A licensed pilot for 50 years and active in the Civil Air Patrol, Mr. Mellon served NCC chair in 2014 and 2015. He practiced law in Pittsburgh for 25 years and served as an arbitrator and judge in Pennsylv ania. A 20-year resident of Naples, he has served as CEO and board chair of Mellon Philanthropic since 1998 and is a member of Pelican Bay Rotary. The nine members of the NCC serve as volunteer representatives of the Collier County Commission, Naples City Council, general aviation pilots and six geographic areas surrounding the airport. In addition to Mr. Linneman and Mr. Mellon, the committee includes City Council Member Doug Finlay, Bruce Byerly, Justin Lobb, John Mastrocinque, Robert Metzler and Gary Revall. Design & Construction Brian Denny has joined South Florida Design as a residential designer. Mr. Denny has more than 35 years of experience in new home construction and renovations. Nonpro t Organizations Kimberly Becker has joined the Naples staff at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation as outreach director responsible for Southwest Florida community outreach, development of patient referral sources, coordination with partner agencies and increased awareness of educational programs, speaking engagements and local health initiatives. A certified nurse assistant and patient advocate, Ms. Becker has extensive experience in the health-care industry. Prior to joining the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, she served as transition care coordinator for Hope HealthCare Services in Fort Myers. She also owned her own consultancy providing marketing, sales and community relations services for a wide range of Southwest Florida businesses and nonprofit organizations. Jessica Sanchez has joined Mothers Against Drunk Driving of Southwest Florida as a victim services specialist responsible for providing MADDs free supportive services to victims and survivors of drunk and drugged driving crashes as well as their family members, friends and colleagues in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. Ms. Sanchezs professional career has focused on victim services in the areas of grief support, domestic violence, human trafficking and sexual assault. LILE SAGGESE BENSON LINNEMAN MELLON BECKER ON THE MOVE

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 1-7, 2016 BUSINESS B5 I trace my roots back to 1946, when my founder introduced plastic household products, some of which became known for seeming to have indigestion. Business took off once sales reps began demonstrating my wares airtight seals in homes thanks to the leadership of my visionary vice president, Brownie Wise. Today, based in Orlando, Florida, and with a market value near $3 billion, Im a relationship-based selling giant, with an independent sales force of nearly 3 million people. My brands include my own name as well as Avroy Shlain, BeautiControl, Fuller Cosmetics, NaturCare, Nutrimetics and Nuvo. 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. Estate Planning 101If you havent done any estate planning, you may be setting up your loved ones for a lot of expense, heartache and aggravation one day. Here are some things to know:First theres probate, the legal process of administering an estate by showing that a will is valid, cataloging belongings of the deceased, getting belongings appraised, distributing property, paying debts and taxes, transferring titles and more.Probate can be a hassle sometimes a very expensive one. Also, property remains in limbo while in probate, which can last months or even years. While it has some good points, such as being a fairly unbiased system, probate is often best avoided and it can be avoided. One way to avoid probate is to set up a living trust or a life estate trust, where you formally transfer the title of various properties to your heirs before you die. You retain control over them while youre alive, but they technically belong to the trust. When you die, a trustee passes the property on to your specified heirs in what is usually a fairly quick and simple process. You might also name loved ones as transfer on death (TOD) or payable on death (POD) beneficiaries on various financial accounts. The contents of such accounts pass immediately to the designated beneficiary on your death. Most states permit securities held by brokerages and others to pass to beneficiaries without going through probate. Many states permit a certain amount of property to be inherited without going through probate, too. Above all, dont die intestate without leaving behind a will or trust. In such cases, the government follows strict procedures, dividing your property according to formulas. The formulas can work well, or they can leave your heirs upset and taking each other to court. Learn more by reading up and consulting a professional. Visit nolo. com/legal-encyclopedia, or read Plan Your Estate by Denis Clifford (NOLO, $45) or The Wall Street Journal Complete Estate-Planning Guidebook by Rachel Emma Silverman (Crown Business, $16). Blind Trust Is DangerousI wanted to give myself a break, since I manage all our family finances, so I let my husband take over our retirement investments. I figured, since he is very smart, that he would do well, so I didnt pay attention to what he was doing. Oh boy, what a mistake! He lost the majority of the money in both of our portfolios. I am 64 years old, and I will never recover what he has lost. Little did I know that he was day trading! He would buy a stock, hoping it would go up substantially that day. If it didnt go up, he would hold on, even as it kept falling. He invested in initial public offerings (IPOs) and in penny stocks. He lost more than $200,000, plus any gains we would have made with that money over the years. He sold solid stocks that I had invested in, such as Netflix, Apple, Amazon and The Home Depot, 10 years ago. Aughhh!! N.M., onlineThe Fool Responds: Your husband made lots of classic mistakes, such as trading frequently, while probably knowing relatively little about the stocks he was buying and selling. Money can be made in IPOs, but its generally best to give those stocks one or more years to settle down first. Penny stocks are volatile and dangerous. You were invested in some great companies that simply required patience. Winning With GamesShares of video game developer Activision Blizzard (Nasdaq: ATVI) stock have averaged annual gains of nearly 21 percent over the past 20 years. The stock has been trading near its all-time high, but tailwinds in the video game industry and the publishers stellar catalog of properties point to opportunities for continued gains, making the stock worth consideration for long-term investors. Activision now has by far the deepest bench of hit titles in its history, demonstrating how far it has come since 2013, with just three brands Call of Duty, World of Warcraft and Skylanders. It has a strong track record of cranking out new high-value franchises, too. Activision is striking a great balance between managing established franchises and introducing new properties. In the popular first-person-shooter genre, for example, it has three of the biggest titles in the category, with Call of Duty, Destiny, and its new hit, Overwatch, which reached 500 million hours played faster than any other game in company history and recorded more than 20 million players in the five months following its release. Gamers logged 10 billion hours of playtime across its titles last quarter.Meanwhile, expanding its franchises into filmed entertainment opens up new revenue streams and also provides a way to strengthen its key franchises. (The Motley Fool owns shares of and has recommended Activision Blizzard.) I trace my roots back to 1978, when I was created in Switzerland by scientists and venture capitalists. Today, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Im one of the biggest (and oldest) biotech companies. I develop treatments for neurological, autoimmune and rare diseases and am a leader in treatments for hemophilia, cancer and multiple sclerosis. (Im spinning off my hemophilia business in order to focus on neurology.) My scientists have won Nobel prizes and been knighted. My stock debuted on the market in 1983, and it has averaged annual gains of about 20 percent over the past 25 years. Who am I? (Answer: Biogen) Giving StockQHow can I give certificates of single shares of stock as holiday gifts? H.R., Jacksonville, North CarolinaAGiving a stock certificate can be a great way to get young people interested in investing, but its problematic, too. For starters, many companies are phasing out paper certificates, preferring that investors hold shares electronically. Next, if you buy a share through a website that offers a gifting service, you may well pay more in fees than the single share costs. Owning just a share or two of stock offers little diversification, too though it can be worth that in order to get someones foot in the door. Instead of aiming for a paper certificate, you might simply transfer one or more shares of stock you own from your brokerage to an account belonging to the recipient. If its a child, he or she will need a custodial account, likely with a parent or guardian as custodian. You might alternatively help them set up a custodial account that you fund with some seed money. Be sure to focus on companies of interest to youngsters, such as Disney, Hasbro or Starbucks and discuss the companies progress over time, too. ***QHow many mutual funds exist? G.T., Kalamazoo, MichiganAAccording to the Investment Company Institute, as of September, there were about 8,100 mutual funds, with about 4,800 of them focused on stocks. In recent years, the number of exchangetraded funds (ETFs) has exploded, rising from 80 in 2000 to 1,687 in September. ETFs are popular in part because you can buy and sell shares of them easily, like stocks, through your brokerage account, buying very few shares if you want. For help finding outstanding funds, visit fool. com/mutualfunds/mutualfunds.htm or morningstar.com. Want more information about stocks? Send us an email to foolnews@fool.com. e n em e n a n n my e d m t h a fo li o i n c a s w e Beauti m etics m e ti cs a Think an s w e r? W n e xt w ee k s nd ness BUSINESS MEETINGS The Womens Council of Realtors-Bonita Springs and Estero holds its annual meeting and installation dinner from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at Talis Park. $39. www.wcr.org/chaptersites/florida/bonita-springs-estero. Wake-Up YP for Young Professionals of the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce takes place from 8-9:15 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, at DeRomos Gourmet Market and Restaurant in the Promenade at Bonita Bay. To sign up, call 992-2943 or visit www.bonitaspringschamber.com/events. The Florida Gulf Coast Real Estate Investors Alliance meets at 5:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at the Bonita Springs Elks Lodge, 3231 Coconut Road. The next meeting is Dec. 6. Call (941) 257-3577 or visit fgreia. com for more information. The Above Board Chamber holds its holiday party from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at Arlington of Naples. Guests are asked to bring an item of nonperishable food for donation to a local nonprofit organization. To sign up or for more information, visit aboveboardchamber.com. A Jingle & Mingle holiday party for members and guests of the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce takes place form 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at Embassy Suites, 10450 Corkscrew Commons, Estero. $65. Call 992-2943 or visit www.bonitaspringschamber.com. The East Naples Merchants Association meets for networking and a holiday buffet dinner from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at Eagle Creek Golf & Country Club. $35 for one, $60 for two. One drink ticket for those who bring a new, unwrapped pair of sneakers (boys or girls sizes 1-8) for the Laces of Love Foundation to distribute to deserving school children in East Naples (cash donations to Laces of Love also welcome). Reservations required by Nov. 30; no walk-ins. Visit www.eastnaplesmerchantsassoc.com for more information. Young Professionals of the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce holds their holiday party from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, at Teatro Ristorante in the new Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center in Bonita. RSVP by Dec. 12. Call 992-2943 or visit www.bonitaspringschamber.com. Members of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce celebrate the holidays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, at the Hilton Naples. RSVP by Dec. 12 at www.napleschamber.org/ events. The Collier Building Industry Association holds its Holiday Happening and buffet dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at Olde Cypress Country Club. Tickets are $50. Reservations required by Dec. 9. Call 436-3878 or email nancy@cbia.net. A Job Search Support Group meets from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. Contact Karen Klukiewicz at kluk77@comcast.net or visit www. napleschamber.org. Email business meeting announcements to cpierce@floridaweekly.com.

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B6 BUSINESS WEEK OF DECEMBER 1-7, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYWhile the weld is the same since its invention in 1946, imagination, innovation and technology have advanced the original tumbler lineup, said Rogan Donelly, the third generation president of the family-owned business. Tervis now covers any drinking need from babyhood and beyond with a collection of sippy cups, traditional and stemless wine glasses, mugs, 16and 24-ounce tumblers, water bottles and ice buckets. Drinkware with a rippled surface, part of an entertaining line, was created for a better grip. What sets Tervis apart from the knockoffs is complete customization. Online customers, who account for 15 percent of Tervis overall sales, can order just one tumbler from their own photo or design or buy in bulk to commemorate milestone like family reunions, weddings and holidays. From Jan. 1 through Nov. 26, the company made 12,526,441 tumblers. They are sold from sea to shining sea and also in Hard Rock locations in Europe. Stateside, retail giants like Bass Pro Shops, Bealls and L.L. Bean sell exclusive designs, often featuring a wrap a 360-degree design from lid to bottom and a pop culture theme. Bed Bath & Beyond, for example, sells its own Game of Thrones Tervis collection. Though as a privately held company Tervis does not release revenue figures, industry observers say annual revenues exceed $100 million. Tervis went BPA, or bisphenol A, free in 2011 and has expanded its accessories line of lids, straws, keychains, shaker tops and handles. People really like their Tervis accessories, said The company maintains thousands of designs in its archives and holds licensing agreements that span the realm of fandom from films and sports teams to popular brands, alma maters and characters. Name a company Disney, Marvel, Warner Bros. or HarleyDavidson and chances are Tervis has a design deal. All major sports leagues logos are represented, including a new collection of retro and vintage emblems, and hundreds of collegiate insignias. Many are distributed through Sports Authority and Texas-based Academy Sports. Tervis developed several designs for a pending historic World Series championship by the Chicago Cubs. Within 14 hours of the team claiming the title, the company produced 54,000 pieces which were well on their way by 5 p.m. to destinations throughout the country, including Tervis 46 standalone stores. They were also available on Tervis.com within an hour. We started at 3 a.m. to get them out there, Mr. Donelly said. The rapid delivery was a big success. Dicks Sporting Goods had the advantage, taking a chance and ordering 5,000 in advance. Some of the items found their way to 100-year-old Grace Baliva of Springfield, Ill. A die-hard Cubs fan since she was 23, Ms. Baliva received four celebratory team tumblers. Her granddaughter in Sarasota shared photos with Tervis. She loves them, wrote Karen Clarke. She is so happy that so many manufacturers are in the spirit of the Cubs championship win. The companys ability to respond to immediate market demand and its name recognition are fairly recent events in Tervis 70-year evolution. The company was founded in 1946 in Detroit by engineers Frank Cotter and G. Howlett Davis who harnessed the natural insulating powers of air between a doublewall tumbler. The name, a combination of the last three letters of the mens surnames, was purchased by Mr. Donellys grandfather, John C. Winslow, in the 1960s and relocated to Florida. Mr. Winslow was an avid outdoorsman with an interest in technology and a penchant for lifestyle and high-quality brands. He produced Winslow rifles and life rafts and soon expanded and improved the original Tervis inventory, introducing decorations, emblems and colors. The companys heritage store on U.S. 41 in Osprey was the original Florida manufacturing site, where Mr. Donelly spent summers in the stockroom and performed a variety of jobs. Its a family company so you do whatever needs to be done, he said. We talked about new products at home all the time. Mr. Donelly took a break from Tervis and Florida, graduating in 2008 from Bowdoin College in Maine and landing a job in the financial world just as the Great Recession began to take its toll. He returned to Florida and Tervis the following year, gaining a complete understanding of the business through stints in sales and marketing, IT and operations. Hes currently balancing running the business and earning an MBA at the University of South Florida. The manufacturing facility and administrative offices moved to its current 90,000-square-foot building in North Venice in 2005. The campus expanded in 2014 with the addition of the separate 24,000-square-foot Innovation Center.Tour Tervis and youll notice every office, every desk displays several tumblers. Mr. Donellys collection includes one of the 12-ounce originals a felt skier sealed in perpetuity between two plastic layers plus a 1970s rocks glass with glittering confetti (retired because the decorations wouldnt survive the microwave). The latter is one of his favorites.Collecting is almost a guilty pleasure. Ms. Eyer, a University of Florida graduate, confesses she owns about 30, many of them among the current 16 and retired Gator designs. Tumblers are personal statements for customers and mean a lot to them, she said.Mr. Donelly, 31, was named the companys president in May, succeeding his dad, Norbert Donelly, who married into the Tervis family and is credited with creating an innovative, fun and family-centered work environment for employees.Fun is evident upon arrival at the headquarters, where guests and employees are greeted by another icon an oversized yellow rubber ducky floating in a fountain. Inside the open administration and factory building, Fritz, Mr. Donellys German shepherd, wanders freely, usually with a ball at the ready for a game of fetch. The manufacturing facility is colorized with brightly striped employee lockers, a cartoon character painted on the door of the fill room housing hundreds of wraps and designs in catalogued plastic containers, and banners high above the factory floor celebrating Hello Kitty and other licensing agreements. Employees are smiling even before a camera is pointed at them. The Innovation Center, a wide-open space with modern furniture, huddle rooms to share ideas and a jigsaw puzzle in the works, functions as the creative brains behind Tervis. Its lobby display provides a timeline and museum of Tervis through the years, showcasing some of the original drinkware and old newspaper clippings. Even after business hours, staff personalities and passions are easy to figure out based on the landscapes of desks, the theme of multiple tumblers or a width-spanning display of Star Wars figures overseen by a supersized Darth Vader. A wall exhibits concepts and just-released wrap designs, including a trending Walking Dead wrap and the first designs for the Life is Good brand. Ms. Eyer points to a layout of Hallmarks caticorn, one of the current top selling designs. Mugs are also trending and Tervis was recently preparing to launch its holiday emoticons. Merchandising staff works with retail for new design concepts. Customers also make suggestions, Ms. Eyer said. Its a tightly knit group, she said. Theres a lot of employee pride. Tervis employs 850 employees locally and at its stores. One staff member has been with the company over 30 years; another commutes from Clearwater. Mr. Donelly is obviously proud of Tervis emphasis on American made. The company partners with a local molding company to create the inner and outer layers of each product from plastic pellets and Sarasota-based Trinity Graphics to print its full-color designs. Being American made ensures quality, value and provides jobs, he said. TERVISFrom page 1NANCI THEORET / FLORIDA WEEKLYAn employee adheres decals to tumblers. The company says its the trademark, top-secret weld that makes the tumblers nearly ind estructible. NANCI THEORET / FLORIDA WEEKLYThe manufacturing facility and offices moved to North Venice in 2005.COURTESY PHOTOCubs fan Grace Baliva, of Springfield, Ill., 100, received four celebratory tumblers.

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 1-7, 2016 BUSINESS B7 Youre moving your business forward. Weve got your back.As one of the nations largest independent insurance brokers, we know the consequences of having no coverage, the wrong coverage, or not enough of the right coverage. Well work with you to customize an insurance program with no gaps or overlaps, sharing knowledge that keeps your business moving in a brighter direction. Insurance.BBT.com FORT MYERS 13515 Bell Tower Drive F ort My ers, FL 33907 (239) 433-4535 2016 Branch Banking and Trust Company.NAPLES 889 111th Ave N, Suite 201 Naples, FL 34108 (239) 26 1-0428 CAPE CORAL 4707 SE 9th Place, Suite 102 Cape C oral, FL 33904 (239) 772-5400 BB& T OSWALD TRIPPE AND COMPANY TIM GIBBONS / FLORIDA WEEKLY Like us on Facebook.com/NaplesFloridaWeekly to see more photos. We take more society and business networking photos at area e vents than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and business networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. Email them to cpierce@ oridaweekly.com. NETWORKINGA holiday open house at Sunshine Ace Hardware 1. Linda Gillard, Annie Thallman and Hadi Jacobsen 2. Tracy Smith and Shiloh, Donald Rome and Simon 3. Laurie McEachern, Margaret Kleber and Lisa Marvel 4. Nicole Hills and Lola Hills 5. Carole Wolfe and P.J. Hoover 6. Nicholas Trolli 7. Hector Chiunti and John Sundrla 8. Jeff Barger and Patty Barger 9. Sherry Kish, Jill Akers and John Sundrla 10. Robin Willis, Sharon True, Rebecca Richardson and Sally Linfield 1 4 5 9 6 7 8 2 3 10

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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 Savona at Mediterra6,409 SQ FT | $4,895,000 Verona at Mediterra5,961 SQ FT | $3,495,000 Brendisi at Mediterra2,873 SQ FT | $699,000 Villalago at Mediterra3,000 SQ FT | $1,199,000 NEW LISTING OPEN SUN 1-4NAR report: Existing-home sales jump again NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORSExisting-home sales ascended in October for the second straight month and eclipsed Junes cyclical sales peak to become the highest annualized pace in nearly a decade, according to the National Association of Realtors. All major regions saw monthly and annual sales increases in October. Total existing-home sales completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops grew 2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.60 million in October from an upwardly revised 5.49 million in September. Octobers sales pace is 5.9 percent above a year ago (5.29 million) and surpasses Junes pace (5.57 million) as the highest since February 2007 (5.79 million). Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, says the wave of sales activity the last two months represents a convincing autumn revival for the housing market. Octobers strong sales gain was widespread throughout the country and can be attributed to the release of the unrealized pent-up demand that held back many would-be buyers over the summer because of tight supply, he says. Buyers are having more success lately despite low inventory and prices that continue to swiftly rise above incomes. The good news, he adds, is that the tightening labor market is beginning to push up wages and the economy has lately shown signs of greater expansion. These two factors and low mortgage rates have kept buyer interest at an elevated level so far this fall, he says. The median existing-home price for all housing types in October was $232,200, up 6 percent from October 2015 ($219,100). Octobers price increase marks the 56th consecutive month of year-over-year gains. WEEK OF DECEMBER 1-7, 2016 | B9WWW.FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYSEE NAR, B12 396 Yucca RoadBuilt in 2006 in the Coquina Sands neighborhood, this five-bedroom home is perfectly positioned on the newly designed Jack Nicklaus golf course at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club and a short stroll from the beach. The Bali-inspired design is adorned with rich finishes and exceptional architectural features. In addition to five bedrooms, there is an office and a bonus room, five full and two half baths in 7,569 square feet under air. Mature landscaping surrounds the resort-style outdoor entertaining space with open and covered lanais forming a courtyard-like setting for the pool and spa. Total square footage is just over 9,300 square feet. James Bates of Premier Sothebys International Realty has the listing for $3,975,000. To arrange a showing, call 961-3973 or email James@ JWBates.com. House Hunting COURTESY PHOTOS

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Florida: Bonita Springs/Estero, Ca p Naples/Marco Island, O North Carolina: Cashiers/Lake Glenville, RoyalShellSales.com | 239.26 EXCELLENC E 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 OAKSSINGLE FAMILY WITH 80' DOCK & 2 LIFTS 95' Waterfront Views Exceptional Interior Detailing $3,300,000 Call for Details Pam Olsen 239.464.6873 NEW LISTING ROYAL HARBORMARCO ISLAND Water Direct, Open Bay View, No Bridges 4 BR + Den, 3.5 BA $2,649,000 MLS 216066798 Starr Whiting 239.404.1219 MARCO BEACHNAPLES Prestigious Downtown Location on Quiet Street Spacious, Updated, Single Family Pool Home $1,395,000 MLS 216047112 Liz Appling 239.272.7201 PARK SHORENAPLES New Look Contemporary, 20' Ceilings $1,175,000 MLS 216008506 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 LUSSO VILLASNAPLES 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 SEASONSNAPLES 3 BR + Den, 2.5 BA, 3-Car Garage Upgraded Kitchen/Breakfast Bar $575,000 MLS 216065941 Vito Bauer 239.777.7080 BLACK BEAR RIDGENAPLES 2-Story, 4 BR, 3 BA Home Cathedral Ceiling, Loft & Den $575,000 MLS 216060235 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 LELY RESORTNAPLES Top Floor, 2 BR, 2 BA, Unfurnished Condo Remodeled Bathrooms, Enclosed Lanai $568,700 MLS 216066546 Liz Appling 239.272.7201 BORDEAUX CLUBNAPLES Rarely Offered, 3 BR, 2 Full BA Luxury Resort, Walk to 5th Ave. $549,000 MLS 216046244 Roger Stening 239.770.4707 NAPLES BAY RESORTNAPLES "A" Rated Schools Fantastic Location $359,900 MLS 216057148 Liz Biswurm 239.370.0312 AUTUMN WOODSTHE MOORINGS View of Moorings Bay, Rare Find 1 BR, 1 BA, Beach Across the Street $359,000 MLS 216069716 Deborah Viglas 239.215.2035 YACHT HARBOR MANORNAPLES Lovely 2 BR, 2 BA Renovated Condo Deeded Covered Boat Dock & Lift $299,900 MLS 216066105 Michael May 239.949.0000 MARINA MANORNAPLES Newly Remodeled 2 BR, 2 BA Condo Best Views of Lake & Golf Course $271,000 MLS 216059835 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 IMPERIAL GOLF ESTATESPELICAN LANDING Turnkey Courtyard Home 3 BR, 3 BA, Shows Like a Model $1,250,000 MLS 216068791 Larry Bell 239.919.4404 VANDERBILT BEACHBANYAN COVE Great Home for Entertaining Quiet Cul-De-Sac Lot Overlooking Lake & Golf Course $1,250,000 MLS 216066086 Gary Ryan 239.273.6796 SHADOW WOOD AT THE BROOKS3071 LAUREL RIDGE CT., BONITA 4 BR + Den, Bonus Room, 4 BA, 3-Car Garage Large Laundry / Flex Room $1,199,000 MLS 216059863 Dotti Fagan, The Fagan Team 239.272.4946 OPEN 12/4 1:00 PM 4:00 PM BONITA BAY27230 LAKEWAY CT., BONITA Spacious Kitchen Opens to Great Room 4 Bedrooms + Office, 4 Bathrooms $998,000 MLS 216062494 Dotti Fagan, The Fagan Team 239.272.4946 OPEN 12/4 1:00 PM 4:00 PM BONITA BAY20109 MARKWARD CROSSING, ESTERO Single Family Home w/3 BR + Den, 3 Full BA Great Room Floor Plan, Oversized Inground Spa $549,900 MLS 216060400 The Bordner Team 239.989.8829 OPEN 12/4 1:00 PM 4:00 PM GRANDEZZABONITA Furnished 3 BR + Den, 3 BA Pool & Spa in Spacious Screened Lanai $529,900 MLS 216027896 The Boeglin Team 239.287.6414 SPANISH WELLS9911 ROOKERY CIR., ESTERO 4 BR, Study, Bonus Rm., Family Rm., 3 BA Waterfront, Maintenance Free, Gated Community $459,900 MLS 216029577 Jamie Lienhardt 239.565.4268 OPEN 12/4 1:00 PM 4:00 PM ROOKERY POINTEBONITA 3 BR + Den, 3 BA, Pool Home Beautiful Golf Course & Preserve Views $449,000 MLS 216033736 Jim Griffith, Boeglin Team 239.322.2409 MARBELLA AT SPANISH WELLS

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p e Coral, Captiva Island, Fort Myers, cala and Sanibel Island Highlands, Sapphire Valley/Lake Toxaway RoyalShellRentals.com 1.9101 E NAPLES Lakefront Exectutive Home & Cabana 6 BR + Den, 5.5 BA, Pool/Spa $2,195,000 MLS 216063632 Liz Appling 239.272.7201 TREVISO BAY13675 VANDERBILT DR. #409, NAPLES Direct Access to the Gulf from Private Marina Lowest Density, Luxury High Rise, Recently Constructed $1,885,000 MLS 216056680 Dru & Greg Martinovich 239.325.3505 OPEN 12/4 1:00 PM 4:00 PM AQUANAPLES 2-Story Victorian Charmer w/ New Refreshed Look! Front Porch, Wraparound Balconies $1,685,000 MLS 216066094 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 HEMINGWAY PLACECONNORS Canal Lot w/Southern Vanderbilt Beach Exposure Brand New 85' Seawall $849,000 MLS 216048332 Patti Fortune & Charles Goff 239.272.8494 CUSTOM BUILT MODEL HOMERESERVE II, NAPLES The Ultimate Sophisticated Coach Home 3 BR + Den, 3 BA w/Over $300,000 in Upgrades $675,000 MLS 216021145 Steve Suddeth & Jenn Nicolai 239.784.0693 BANYAN WOODSAVELLINO ISLES Newly Decorated, Furnished 3 BR, 2.5 BA Condo Amazing Views of Lake & Fairways $599,000 MLS 216060384 Kurt Petersen 239.777.0408 VINEYARDS1065 BORGHESE LN. #2105, NAPLES Million Dollar View 2 BR + Den, 2 BA, 1,670 S.F. Penthouse $509,900 MLS 216070908 Stoutenburgh Group 239.745.5333 OPEN 12/3 & 12/4 12:00 PM 4:00 PM SERANO AT HAMMOCK BAYNAPLES Quaint, Mid-Century Remodeled Residence Close Proximity to the Gulf of Mexico $499,000 MLS 215053494 Mark Semeraro 239.370.2455 LAKE PARKNAPLES Beautiful Lake View 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Condo w/Carport $460,000 MLS 216029881 Jim Hiester 239.919.9508 PELICAN BAYNAPLES Quiet Cul-De-Sac Homesite Volume Ceilings & Open Floor Plan $399,000 MLS 216071695 Daniela Needler, The Martinovich Group 239.325.3505 NEW LISTING STERLING OAKSNORTH NAPLES Golf Course Lifestyle without the Fees Amazing Views, Near all that Matters $249,000 MLS 216072105 Dodona Roboci, The Roboci Team 239.776.8125 NEW LISTING HERITAGE GREENSNORTH NAPLES Completely Remodeled, 2 BR, 2 BA Small Community $175,900 MLS 216071120 Liz Biswurm 239.370.0312 PALM RIVERNAPLES Top Floor Condo, Turnkey 2 BR, 2 BA, Split Floor Plan $150,000 MLS 216047935 Liz Appling 239.272.7201 WINTERPARK26128 FAWNWOOD CT., BONITA 4 BR, 4.5 BA, Courtyard Pool Home, Golf Course View Superior Finishes & Intricate Detailing Throughout $1,999,000 MLS 216062210 Connie Lummis, The Lummis Team 239.289.3543 OPEN 12/4 1:00 PM 4:00 PM BONITA BAYGINGER POINTE Bardmoor Model, Entirely Upgraded, Move-In Ready 3 BR + Den, 3.5 BA, Lake & Golf Course Views, 2,520 S.F. $780,000 MLS 216019285 Linda Ramsey 239.405.3054 SHADOW WOOD23080 SANABRIA LP., BONITA Best Value in Bonita Lakes Beautiful Wooded View $755,000 MLS 216015753 Joy Gugliuzza, Team LaVita 239.600.0900 OPEN 12/4 1:00 PM 4:00 PM BONITA LAKES9999 SAINT MORITZ DR., MIROMAR LAKES Beautiful 3 BR, 2 BA Pool Home w/Waterfall Granite Kitchen, Tile & Hardwood Floors, Crown Molding $625,000 MLS 216071481 John Aycock 239.777.9898 OPEN 12/4 1:00 PM 4:00 PM MIROMAR LAKES BEACH & GOLF CLUBEGRETS LANDING 3 BR + Den, 3 BA w/Private Elevator Large Great Room & Dining Room $595,000 MLS 216071295 Dotti Fagan, The Fagan Team 239.272.4946 NEW LISTING BONITA BAY12140 TOSCANA WAY #202, BONITA 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Bathrooms A Stunning 2,387 S.F., Furnished $360,000 MLS 216073148 Corye Reiter, The Lummis Team 239.273.3722 NEW LISTING OPEN 12/4 1:00 PM 4:00 PM VASARIESTERO 2 BR + Den, 2 BA, 2-Car Garage Natural Gas Community $360,000 MLS 216057928 Katie Brady Rigsby 239.770.6061 VILLA PALMERAS27141 OAKWOOD LAKE DR., BONITA Peaceful Golf Course Views 3 Bedrooms, Updated 2.5 Bathrooms $349,000 MLS 216054573 Gary, Jeff & Becky Jaarda 239.273.4596 OPEN 12/4 1:00 PM 4:00 PM BONITA BAY22207 SEASHORE CIR., ESTERO Great Location in Gated, Golf Course Community New Kitchen, 3 BR, 2 BA $299,900 MLS 216061465 Jamie Lienhardt 239.565.4268 OPEN 12/4 1:00 PM 4:00 PM FOUNTAIN LAKES

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Total housing inventory at the end of October declined 0.5 percent to 2.02 million existing homes available for sale, and is now 4.3 percent lower than a year ago (2.11 million) and has fallen yearover-year for 17 straight months. Unsold inventory is at a 4.3-month supply at the current sales pace, which is down from 4.4 months in September. The ramp-up in housing starts in October is a hopeful sign that overall supply can steadily increase enough to provide more choices for buyers and also moderate price growth, Mr. Yun says. Properties typically stayed on the market for 41 days in October, up from 39 days in September but down considerably from a year ago (57 days). Short sales were on the market the longest at a median of 99 days in October, while foreclosures sold in 50 days and nondistressed homes took 39 days. Fortythree percent of homes sold in October were on the market for less than a month. According to Freddie Mac, the average commitment rate for a 30-year, conventional, fixed-rate mortgage inched up in October for the second straight month, rising to 3.47 percent from 3.46 percent in September. The average commitment rate for all of 2015 was 3.85 percent. As a result of the anticipated economic stimulus in early 2017, mortgage rates post-election have now surged to around 4 percent as investors expect a strengthening economy and higher inflation, Mr. Yun says. In the shortterm, he adds, some prospective buyers may rush to lock in their rate and buy now, while others especially those in higher-priced markets might be forced to delay as a larger monthly payment outstretches their budget. First-time buyers were 33 percent of sales in October, which is down from 34 percent in September but up from and 31 percent a year ago. On the subject of first-time buyers, NAR President William Brown of Alamo, Calif., says the Federal Housing Administrations low-down-payment mortgage option helps many young and moderate-income borrowers achieve homeownership. FHAs recently released actuarial report shows the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund is on consistently solid financial footing, and FHA should take responsible steps to continue managing its risk while also addressing the high premiums and lifetime insurance requirements that often dissuade would-be buyers from considering an FHA mortgage. To alleviate the cost for borrowers and better reflect the current risk in the marketplace, NAR encourages the FHA to reduce mortgage insurance premiums and consider eliminating life of loan mortgage insurance, Mr. Brown says, adding, These two moves would help the current homeownership rate recover from its near all-time low and give more prospective first-time buyers a more affordable financing option. All-cash sales were 22 percent of transactions in October, up from 21 percent in September but down from 24 percent a year ago. Individual investors, who account for many cash sales, purchased 13 percent of homes in October, down from 14 percent in September and unchanged from a year ago. Sixtyone percent of investors paid in cash in October. Inventory data from www.realtor.com reveals that the metropolitan statistical areas where listings stayed on the market the shortest amount of time in October were San Francisco-OaklandHayward, Calif. (35 days); San JoseSunnyvale-Santa Clara, Calif. (37 days); Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Wash. (42 days); Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, Tenn. (43 days); and Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, Colo. (44 days). Regional breakdown October existing-home sales in the Northeast climbed 1.4 percent to an annual rate of 750,000, and are now 1.4 percent above a year ago. The median price in the Northeast was $255 ,500, which is 2.9 percent above October 2015. In the Midwest, existing-home sales grew 2.3 percent to an annual rate of 1.36 million in October, and are now 6.3 percent above a year ago. The median price in the Midwest was $181,500, up 5.8 percent from a year ago. Existing-home sales in the South in October rose 2.8 percent to an annual rate of 2.22 million, and are now 4.7 percent above October 2015. The median price in the South was $202,300, up 7.4 percent from a year ago. Existing-home sales in the West increased 0.8 percent to an annual rate of 1.27 million in October, and are now 10.4 percent higher than a year ago. The median price in the West was $345,800, up 7.8 percent from October 2015. B12 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF DECEMBER 1-7, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Re/Max Distinction currently has positions available in all locatio ns. If youre interested in an exciting career in real estat e, and would like more information about Re/Max Distinction, p lease contact Maury Dailey at maury.distinction@gmail.com. OLDE NAPLES (MAIN) 821 5th Avenue South, Suite 102 239.300.9500 VINEYARDS 5983 Pine Ridge Road 239.300.9500 BONITA SPRINGS 8800 Bernwood Parkway, Suite 1 239.300.9500 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES 8855 Immokalee Road, Suite 11 239.300.9500 OZLYN GARDEN VILLAS 2854 ARBUTUS STREET #E1 $170,000 Location. Location. Location. Waterfront unit with a boat dock and direct access to the Gulf with no bridges. Remodeled top to bottom with the best of everything including hurricane windows installed this year. New complete A/C with duct work, sanitized and sealed. New water heater. 20" tile throughout the whole house. Dave Truman 239.293.8448 THE QUARRY 9504 IRONSTONE TERRACE #1-101 $295,000 bedroom with a den, two-bath end unit located on a quiet preserve with numerous upgrades such as granite countert ops, stainless steel and beautiful tile backsplash. The home has a two-car garage with extra storage racks that provide plenty of room for your things. Anthony Scopano 239.784.5232 AVE MARIA 4376 STEINBECK WAY $379,000 Master bedroom, 3 spacious bedrooms and an additional Bonus Room are all upstairs to guarantee privacy with open loft area; 1 room with bath]. Plenty of storage space, 3 linen closets and storage under stairs. Formal living and dining room provides plenty of space to entertain guests. Kitchen and breakfast nook look out onto private lanai. Crown molding, Anthony Scopano 239.784.5232 WALDEN OAKS 7065 LONE OAK BOULEVARD $320,000 Centrally-located. Well-maintained villa; condition, 2 bedrooms with den; den can be easily converted into third bedroom. Walden Oaks offers community pool, clubhouse and tennis courts. Former model home garage can be converted back to 2-car garage. Patti Truman 239. 293.8228 NARFrom page 9

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 1-7, 2016 B13 Richard DrosteSales Associate239.572.5117richard.droste@sothebysrealty.comJacki Strategos, P.A. Sales Associate, GRI, CREN 239.370.1222jacki.strategos@sothebysrealty.com Sothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each oce is independently owned and operated. Location. Location. Location. Build your dream house on this oversized corner lot with space for a larger home and additional garages. This wonderful inland lot sits next to Mackle Park with all its beautiful landscaping, numerous amenities and so much more. An ideal location; close to many of Marcos amazing restaurants, boutiques, tennis courts and the YMCA.1310 Andalusia Terrace Marco Island, FL 34145 $199,000premiersothebysrealty.com Full-Service Brokerage Residential Real Estate & Commercial Real Estate 239.529.5737 exitrealtyswfl.com NO MONTHLY FEES...EVER! No Desk FeesEVER 10% Sponsoring Bonus Residuals Year after year Potentially More Than 100% Far More! Agent Training Provided...At No Cost Join our Team! 51 9th Street South Naples, FL 34102 (Next to Starbucks at Central & 41) Contact James Hinson Today!!! 239.821.0704 jameshinson14@gmail.com Sue@SueMyhelic.com SueMyhelic.com Cypress Wood Golf & C.C. $249,0003BR/2BA turnkey furnished beauty! Huge golf course views from the lanai and golf equity to enjoy. Golden Gate $364,9003BR/2BA home situated on over 2 acres with a freshly painted exterior, new carpeting in bedrooms. Bay Forest $459,000Light and bright 3BR/2BA condo. Custom replace, granite counters, gorgeous kitchen, glassed-in lanai. BOARDWALK TO THE BAY! A GREAT PLACE TO CALL HOME! A PRIVATE PARADISE! REAL ESTATE NEWSMAKERSJan Wallace was honored as one of three senior real estate specialists across the U.S. to receive the Oustanding Service Award at the National Association of Realtors annual conference held recently in Orlando. While serving as caregiver to her parents, Ms. Wallace developed her passion for working with and helping seniors and their families navigate the maze of financial and emotional issues that accompany the sale of the home. That experience has given her first-hand understanding of elder care needs, services and senior transition plans, including downsizing, moving near adult children or transitioning to a more supportive environment. Award recipients are nominated by their SRES-designee peers and selected by an independent panel for meeting a stringent set of criteria. Ms. Wallace works with clients in more than 25 adult communities in Collier and Lee counties. Ave Maria Development announces more than 300 new home sales year-todate from its three builders: CC Homes, Del Webb and Pulte Homes. Ave Maria was also named the No. 1 selling new home community in Collier and Lee counties for the seventh consecutive quarter by Metrostudy, a Hanley Wood Company. Since its inception, there have been more than 1,200 new home sales in the community. So far 2016 has been our best year yet, and we expect to have a great season, says Cee Cee Marinelli, director of development for Ave Maria Development. We are seeing young couples, growing families and active adults all moving into Ave Maria to enjoy what we refer to as life, made simple. The town of Ave Maria offers several styles of homes, including single-family residences with two to six bedrooms and lake, preserve and golf course views. Prices begin in the high $100,000s. CC Homes builds single-family homes in three neighborhoods within the town: Maple Ridge at Ave Maria, Coquina at Maple Ridge and Maple Ridge Reserve. Del Webb Naples offers single-family homes in its exclusive neighborhood for ages 5 and better. Pulte Homes builds single-family residences in the neighborhoods of Avalon Park, Emerson Park and Hampton Village. Community amenities include a waterpark, Panther Run Golf Club at Del Webb, tennis and bocce courts as well as sports fields and playgrounds, Town Center shopping and dining, Publix grocery market and private schools and Ave Maria University. The main entrance to Ave Maria is on Oil Well Road just west of Camp Keais. Take I-75, exit 111, follow the signs east to Ave Maria, approximately 20 minutes. Twenty-one model homes are open daily. For more information, call 3523903 or visit www.avemaria.com. Wallace Banyan WoodsReserve II | $$399,9005070 BLAUVELT COURT #102 NEW LISTING TOGETHER WE ARE DEDICATED TO PROVIDING OUR PERSONALIZED CONCIERGE SERVICE TO OUR BUYERS AND SELLERS. EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS GORDIE LAZICH & MARK MARAN Each o ce is independently owned and operated. GORDIE LAZICH239.777.2033 gordie.lazich@sothebysrealty.com MARK MARAN239.777.3301 mark.maran@sothebysrealty.com Quail Creek | $1,179,00013423 POND APPLE DRIVE NEW LISTING

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FLORIDA BASED REAL ESTATE COMPANY BY SALES VOLUME 1 1 23255 Rum Row Linda Malone 239.595.9595 Web ID 216020578 $7,990,000 3200 Gordon Drive Lisa Tashjian 239.259.7024 Web ID 215032365 $6,500,000 3001 Rum Row Friley Saucier 239.293.3532 Web ID 216022071 $7,985,000 3750 Rum Row Tom Gasbarro 239.404.4883 Web ID 216004706 $22,950,000 1375 Spyglass Lane Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 Web ID 215063104 $7,900,0001 2 3 4 5 3 4 5 PORT ROYAL THE MOORINGS // COQUINA SANDS PREMIERSOTHEBYSREALTY.COM 4 3 5Charleston Square #306 Lodge McKee 239.434.2424 Web ID 216056330 $1,995,000 Lausanne #412S Ryan Nordyke 239.776.9390 Web ID 216072813 $649,000 555 Fairway Terrace Ann Marie Shimer 239.825.9020 Web ID 216035515 $2,695,000 1831 Crayton Road Ruth Trettis 239.571.6760 Web ID 216035102 $4,995,000 Gramercy #8N Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 216056046 $1,950,0001 2 3 4 5137 1st Avenue North Peter Reppucci 239.595.6500 Web ID 216002674 $5,995,000 953 18th Avenue South Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 Web ID 216041850 $7,750,000 596 6th Avenue North Debron Fowles 239.826.6655 Web ID 216012001 $2,749,000 590 Palm Circle East Deb Welch 239.293.5294 Web ID 215065517 $3,495,000 2120 Curtis Street Fahada Saad 239.595.8500 Web ID 216041055 $899,0001 2 3 4 5 1 3 4 5 2 2 OLD NAPLES // AQUALANE SHORES ROYAL HARBORNo.

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PREMIERSOTHEBYSREALTY.COM 303 Turtle Hatch Road Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 216026258 $5,295,000 310 Devils Bight Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 216021637 $6,500,000 4745 Whispering Pine Way Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 216001248 $2,995,000 St. Laurent #1005 Heidi Deen 239.370.5388 Web ID 216073216 $1,597,000 356 Cromwell Court Leah Ritchey/Amy Becker 239.289.0433 Web ID 216073701 $5,395,000 6110 Westport Lane Patrick OConnor 239.293.9411 Web ID 216073534 $775,000 719 Willowhead Drive Debbi/Marty McDermott 239.564.4231 Web ID 216019477 $1,295,000 801 Sand Pointe Drive Ruth Bethem 239.777.7007 Web ID 216073391 $925,000 Regent #19N Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 216016305 $9,800,000 Surfsedge #1202 Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 216000480 $750,000 Colony Gardens #4053 Debbi/Marty McDermott 239.564.4231 Web ID 216025471 $1,249,000 403 Neapolitan Way Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 216015935 $3,650,000 St. Raphael #G14 Friley Saucier 239.293.3532 Web ID 216041689 $749,000 Calais #B-203 Kim/Dean Rose 239.404.7203 Web ID 216041902 $689,000 Cannes #4-201 Jane Darling 239.290.3112 Web ID 216065315 $1,795,000 St. Vincents #17 Amy Atherholt 239.860.2167 Web ID 216041446 $589,000 Pebble Creek #4-202 Linda Piatt 239.269.2322 Web ID 216070702 $565,000 LAmbiance #9-203 Jeannie McGearty 239.248.4333 Web ID 216029912 $675,000 Toscana #1001 Bernie/Joe Garabed 239.571.2466 Web ID 216073543 $2,225,000 1328 Wood Duck Trail John DAmelio 239.961.5996 Web ID 216052202 $2,099,000 9243 Troon Lakes Drive Agnes Zak 239.287.8036 Web ID 216052814 $749,900 8121 Via Vecchia Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.216.1973 Web ID 216073048 $5,995,000 Egrets Walk #102 Joanne MacLeod 239.272.7679 Web ID 216054541 $354,000 1308 Little Blue Heron Court Terri Moellers 239.404.7887 Web ID 216073466 $2,375,000 9242 Troon Lakes Drive Patrick OConnor 239.293.9411 Web ID 216035396 $695,000 Trieste #306 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 Web ID 215069670 $2,295,000 6463 Emilia Court Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216071584 $1,275,000 745 Southern Pines Drive Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 Web ID 216072620 $899,000 171 Edgemere Way South Bordner/Hurvitz 239.560.2921 Web ID 216020306 $749,000 145 Caribbean Court Sue Black 239.250.5611 Web ID 216012278 $2,490,000 1719 Knights Court Christine Jones 239.404.9900 Web ID 216035366 $589,500 728 Carica Road Dave/Ann Renner 239.784.5552 Web ID 216062381 $1,049,000 9242 Veneto Place Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216066915 $644,000 172 Cajeput Drive Sue Black 239.250.5611 Web ID GOLD080116IHE $2,485,000 PARK SHORE PELICAN BAY BAY COLONY PELICAN MARSH NAPLES & SURROUNDS FLORIDA BASED REAL ESTATE COMPANY BY SALES VOLUMENo.

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Vanderbilt Surf Colony #305 Joanne MacLeod 239.272.7679 Web ID 216057609 $499,000 2103 Torino Way Sonya Shaheen 239.877.2797 Web ID 214056353 $1,277,981 The Strada #7216 Susan Gardner 239.438.2846 Web ID 216072704 $1,299,000 5006 Fairhaven Lane Dave/Ann Renner 239.784.5552 Web ID 216062067 $499,000 336 Oak Avenue Ann Marie Shimer 239.825.9020 Web ID 215054679 $1,895,000 Lemuria #1504 Tom Gasbarro 239.404.4883 Web ID 216004390 $649,900 508 105th Avenue North Mara Muller/Amy Kodak 239.272.6170 Web ID 216022212 $985,000 Coach Homes #201 Roxanne Jeske 239.450.5210 Web ID 216028917 $389,000 Nautica Landing #201 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216036885 $429,000 470 Lagoon Avenue Annette Villano 239.248.6798 Web ID 216056600 $1,299,000 The Strada #7308 Heather Hobrock 239.370.3944 Web ID 216063618 $599,000 598 Lakeland Avenue Olesya Waltz 239.297.2960 Web ID 216050821 $894,900 Beachwalk Gardens #O-102 Gayle Fawkes 239.250.6051 Web ID 216031399 $439,000 1268 Osprey Trail Sam Heitman 239.537.2018 Web ID 215025838 $6,895,000 7908 Leicester Drive Brett Brown 239.948.4292 Web ID 216036628 $429,000 981 Marblehead Drive Blake Owen 239.273.3117 Web ID 216073559 $350,000 239 Torrey Pines Point Hunter Hansen 239.300.8800 Web ID 216071416 $480,000 8131 Palomino Drive Lura Jones 239.370.5340 Web ID 216071929 $395,000 344 Edgemere Way North Jackie Spahl 239.738.8504 Web ID 216061088 $569,000 1245 Gordon River Trail Daniel Guenther 239.357.8121 Web ID 215050013 $7,295,000 1234 Gordon River Trail Melissa Williams 239.248.7238 Web ID 214000494 $6,995,000 1342 Noble Heron Way Melissa Williams 239.248.7238 Web ID 215049759 $2,599,300 Aqua #I-505 Heather Hobrock 239.370.3944 Web ID 216061463 $1,895,000 1372 Great Egret Trail Sam Heitman 239.537.2018 Web ID 215068568 $5,200,000 9214 Mercato Way Susan Gardner 239.438.2846 Web ID 216016827 $1,970,000 9201 Mercato Way Susan Gardner 239.438.2846 Web ID 216039475 $1,625,000 10063 Escambia Bay Court Fahada Saad 239.595.8500 Web ID 216052469 $775,000 699 99th Avenue North Charlina McGee 239.770.1911 Web ID 216072990 $559,000 6576 Chestnut Circle Angela R. Allen 239.825.8494 Web ID 216059646 $515,000 The Strada #7508 Susan Gardner 239.438.2846 Web ID 216051154 $659,900 Residences III #406 Suzanne Ring 239.821.7550 Web ID 216000189 $1,325,000 6913 Il Regalo Circle Melinda Gunther 239.297.2155 Web ID 216008189 $550,000 647 108th Avenue North Roxanne Jeske 239.450.5210 Web ID 215060961 $659,900 14488 Marsala Way Cynthia Miles 239.273.3449 Web ID 216061831 $1,459,000 GREY OAKS NORTH NAPLES VANDERBILT BEACH 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

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FLORIDA BASED REAL ESTATE COMPANY BY SALES VOLUME 1411 Forrest Court Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216072494 $4,225,000 9360 Vadala Bend Court Lura Jones 239.370.5340 Web ID 216054879 $739,000 1241 Ember Court Cathy Rogers 239.821.7926 Web ID 216073491 $2,495,000 Menaggio #201 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 215041325 $549,000 1629 Mcilvaine Court Johanna OHagan 734.891.0913 Web ID 216056690 $4,895,320 180 Coral Court Larry Caruso 239.394.9191 Web ID 216056376 $1,325,000 1635 Ludlow Road Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 Web ID 216054517 $2,860,000 1180 Blue Hill Creek Drive Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 Web ID 215007854 $1,395,000 1035 Blue Hill Creek Drive Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 Web ID LANS112816IHE $3,250,000 1775 Waterfall Court Cathy Brodie 239.272.7725 Web ID 215066841 $699,900 South Seas #712 Helga Wetzold 239.821.6905 Web ID 216067193 $729,000 460 Century Drive Larry Caruso 239.394.9191 Web ID 216057399 $1,519,500 168 Shorecrest Court Larry Caruso 239.394.9191 Web ID 216056303 $759,000 Belize #1504 Cathy Rogers 239.821.7926 Web ID 215041080 $1,779,000 Admiralty House #S-906 Cathy Brodie 239.272.7725 Web ID 216035314 $569,000 1110 Abbeville Court Darlene Roddy 239.404.0685 Web ID 216056193 $419,000 760 Inlet Drive Larry Caruso 239.394.9191 Web ID 216055410 $1,399,999 1291 Bluebird Avenue Larry Caruso 239.394.9191 Web ID 216071377 $379,000 711 South Bareld Drive Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 Web ID 215063709 $350,000 945 Royal Marco Way Darlene Roddy 239.404.0685 Web ID 215038981 $395,000 3365 Runaway Lane Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216020574 $874,000 Menaggio #101 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216007406 $549,000 Menaggio #202 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 Web ID 216039476 $548,000 Cascada #202 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216015042 $499,000 9060 Cherry Oaks Trail Lura Jones 239.370.5340 Web ID 216064911 $597,500 3014 Aviamar Circle Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216010337 $539,900 Serena #2-202 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 Web ID 216016877 $459,000 Montreux #6-101 Helga Wetzold 239.821.6905 Web ID 216057246 $419,000 Cherry Oaks #202 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 215058103 $380,000 Cascada #201 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216054211 $489,000 Serena #201 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 Web ID 216016621 $399,000 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 sal e or purchase of the properties depicted. Provence, France by Josephine Trotter used with permission. 20,000 ASSOCIATES | 850 OFFICES WORLDWIDE 65 COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES GLOBALLY | 37 PREMIER SOTHEBYS INTERNATIONAL REALTY LOCATIONS MARCO ISLAND FIDDLERS CREEK PREMIERSOTHEBYSREALTY.COMFIFTH 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 | 239.598.9900No.

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B18 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF DECEMBER 1-7, 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>$300,000 >$400,000 >$500,000 >$600,000 >$700,000 >$800,000 >$1,000,000 >$2,000,000 >$3,000,000 >$4,000,000 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 37 38 39 40 41 42

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 1-7, 2016 REAL ESTATE B19 CALOOSA PRESERVE $99,000 1.24 acre riverfront lot ready for your dream home, located in a gated community in Alva. The seas are at your beck and call, cruise or sail from your dock west to the Gulf of Mexico, or east to the Atlantic. All offers submitted. A second lot is available at the same bargain price. $449,000PINE ISLAND COMMERCIAL LAND 3.4 acre lot located just one mile north of Pine Island Road and one mile south of Calusa Ridge subdivision, on Stringfellow Road in Bokeelia. Enjoy Pines, Oaks and Palmetto vegetation. Average daily trafc count: 5,800. Municipal water available. RIVERFRONT HOMESITES: Seller Financing Available One acre and up 20 elevation. Fresh deep water. Gated community docks welcome. $162,900GOLFERS DELIGHT Your new Ashton Oaks home overlooking the 17th green at the Davis Love III Championship Golf Course awaits you. 1st oor, end unit with 2 bedroom, 2 bath, + den. Tile, plantation shutters, stainless appliances, Corian counters, screened porch and heat pump for energy efciency. Gated community with: clubhouse, restaurant, Town Hall amenity center, putting green, two pools, tennis, tness facility. Reciprocal golf available at: Colonial Country Club, Estero Country Club, and many more. $312,000LAKESIDE OF NAPLES HOME Immaculate 3-bedroom single family home on quiet street with a private rear yard. Meticulously maintained and upgraded. Kitchen with wine cooler, wine rack, granite countertops and pantry. Tile and bamboo oors. Within a gated community offering a 40 acre boating lake, swimming pools, tennis courts, clubhouse, basketball courts and scenic walking paths. 1.2 4 a 4 a cre cre river f ront lot re ady y fo fo o r r y co om munity inAlva Thes ea as ar e ITS A STEAL!$139,000 and up (239) 728-5481 DOCK AT WIGGINS PASS $75,000Minutes to the Gulf of Mexico and pristine backwaters of North Naples, this private dock sits behind an island protected from the currents and turbulence of boat wakes. Can accommodate a 30 vessel with draft up to 3. One bridge to Gulf with approximately 13 at MHT. JON MCLEOD, ABR, REALTOR | 239-357-8938(c) Jmcleod@johnrwood.com | JonMcLeodRealEstate.com Newly renovated Jack Nicklaus signature golf course within Naples city limits convenient to both downtown and Mercato. Limited membership of residents allows you to play the course as o en as you like. Amenities include: tness center, four Har-Tru tennis courts, bocce ball, kayaking club and marina with Gulf access. Donald Snyder 239-250-8712More Inventory Coming Soon! CALL YOUR SPECIALIST Want to have it all? GOLF, TENNIS AND GULF ACCESS! Worlds Fair house comes on market in Palm Beach TOPTENREALESTATEDEALS.COMThe 1939 Worlds Fair remains the stuff of legends. Billed as Building the World of Tomorrow, the fair ran through 1940 and drew 44 million people. One of the most popular exhibits included home designs of the future, a promise of a better time for a world battered by the Great Depression and the start of World War II. One of the home designs and winner of the fairs firstplace prize as the Home of the Future was the Fore and Aft House, designed by popular modernist architect Belford Shoumate. Mr. Shoumate was one of Palm Beachs most prolific architects in a career that spanned more than 50 years. His Fore and Aft model was built in 1940 on the Palm Beach Intracoastal Waterway near the ocean, now for sale at $7.995 million. He was instrumental in bringing Art Deco and modern home designs to Palm Beach instead of the more traditional Mediterranean-Revival styles that Addison Mizner had pioneered on the island in the 1920s. His 5,645-square-foot Fore and Aft House is designed to look like a boat hovering over the water its ocean liner and Art Deco style replicate many elements of the great ocean liners of the period. The home is longer than it is wide and designed with porthole windows and an upper deck with steamship railings to watch the sunsets over the water. Its five bedrooms have outside deck entrances much like the way one would access a ships cabin and the roofline gives the impression of a sail. Tropical touches include ceiling fans, coral-rock walkway and extensive Florida foliage and palm trees to provide shade.The home also has a unique Y-shaped two-car garage, pool, deep-water dock, fireplace, multiple built-ins and some original furnishings. It is the only lakefront house in Palm Beach with its own deeded oceanfront cabana and has 65 feet of Intracoastal Waterway shoreline. Burt Minkoff of Corcoran Group Real Estate has the listing. COURTESY PHOTOS

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INSIDEARTS & ENTERTAINMENTNAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 1-7, 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 | 239.262.4242 Gulfshore Opera blends old and new for holiday program BY LINDSEY NESMITHlnesmith@ oridaweekly.comSacred music, especially that sourced from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, is often so ecstatic that modern surroundings cant quite capture the magic it contains. With that in mind, Gulfshore Opera decided to blend the contemporary and the ancient for Laud to the Nativity, the holiday concert it performs throughout Southwest Florida on select dates Dec. 3-11. The first performances are at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3-4, at Naples United Church of Christ. Using modern works inspired by madrigals and the Catholic liturgys antiphonic tradition, Gulfshore Opera recreates a Renaissance setting for its audience to enjoy works by 20th century composers Benjamin Britten and Ottorino Respighi. Although the music is from 20th century, it is inspired by the ancient styles, Steffanie Pearce, Opera Naples general director, says. Were playing up the religious aspect with a candlelit stage, banners and costuming, she adds. Two cantatas will feature nationally recognized mezzo-soprano Felicia Gavilanes and tenor Edgar Miguel Abru alongside a chorus, harp and chamber orchestra, all in full costume. Maestro Paul Nadler, a veteran of the Metropolitan Opera, conducts the program that promises to be a feast for the eyes and ears as it transports the audience to an Old World church celebrating Christmas during the Renaissance. Setting the mood requires that all performers be dressed in a manner inspired by Renaissance artists, either as the stately lords and ladies of the time or nativity characters as they are depicted by artists such as Fra Angelico or Botticelli. COURTESY PHOTOPaul Nadler SEE OPERA, C4 Heres to good healthThe NCH Hospital Ball, and more to-dos around town. C25-27 Cuisine NewsRaves for breakfast and lunch at EJs Bayfront Cafe (C31) and more on the food and dining scene. C28-31 The write stuffBook critic Phil Jason says after 60 books in a 30-year span, novelist Karen Harper still knows what makes an engaging thriller. C2 BY PATRICE SHIELDSSpecial to Florida WeeklyA NAPLES HOLIDAY TRADITION FOR THE PAST nine years, The Nutcracker Goes Pop! is an original production, based on the holiday classic tale and updated to a modern, pop-variety show. The show is entirely sung and danced by a cast of more than 140 KidzAct children ages 4-18. Performances are on select dates Dec. 3-13 at the Sugden Community Theatre.SEE POP, C4 PATRICE SHIELDS / COURTESY PHOTO Raquel Ferreira, Katie Pierce, Rylee Price, Alex Portaro and Ashley Suarez Holiday spotlight shines on KidzAct kidsNikki Attanasio ABRU GAVILANES

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C2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 1-7, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Collier County Providers:Andrew Jaffe M.D., FAAD Kimberly Davidson, M.D., FAADW. G. Eshbaugh, Jr., M.D., FACSCharles Camisa, M.D., FAADRobert Chami, M.D., FACSRobert Tomsick, M.D., FAADStanley Hoffman, M.D., FAADDavid Goodman, M.D., FAADMichael Tucker, M.D., FAADHeather Pontasch, M.D., FAADChristopher Buckley, DO, FAAD, FAOCD, FACMSShanna Miranti, MPAS, PA-CElizabeth McDonough MPAS, PA-CLaura Taylor, MSN, DCNP, FNP-BCRory McDonough, MPAS, PA-CStephanie Simmerman, DNP, ARNP-BCJoseph Santini, PA-CNancy Hahn, ARNP, MSAmitha Omonuwa, PA-CDERMATOLOGY WITHOUT THE WAIT! 1-800-591-DERM | RiverchaseDermatology.com Same Week Appointments Available FLORIDA WRITERSMurder mystery in an old mansion plumbed by a new brand of sleuth Chasing Shadows by Karen Harper. Mira. 384 pages. Paperback, $7.99. The portions of 30 years that Karen Harper has spent in Naples allow her to provide a taste of this desirable Florida town, though the plot is developed primarily in and near St. Augustine. The first novel in Ms. Harpers Southern Shores series, Chasing Shadows introduces a powerfully engaging protagonist in Claire Britten. The recently divorced mother of a young daughter, Claire is trying to establish her Clear Path business as a forensic psychologist. Offering her services in a case tried in the Collier County Courthouse, she impresses the opposing lawyer so fully that he asks her to work for him on a case in St. Augustine. After struggling with this decision, Claire decides to leave young Lexi with Aunt Darcy, Claires sister, and assist the persistent and extremely handsome lawyer, Nick Markwood, with his case. Her interviews are designed to draw out information useful at trial, where she can be called upon to give expert testimony. Claire has an intuitive knack, as well as the training, to understand peoples behavior and its foundations. She can draw people out and read them. She is also a woman with health problems. She suffers from narcolepsy complicated by cataplexy (strong emotion or laughter can cause her to suffer sudden physical collapse, although she remains conscious). Her life can run smoothly if she remains disciplined, getting sufficient rest and following a regimen of carefully balanced and timed medications. Going off routine, however, is seriously disabling. Once the groundwork of the novel is established in Naples, Nicks murder case in St. Augustine takes over. The deceased, Francine Montgomery, was the owner of the gorgeous old mansion called Shadowlawn. Her mysterious death was it an accidental overdose, murder or suicide? leaves the future of Shadowlawn in doubt. Various people have a stake in the outcome include Francines daughter Jasmine a suspect who is Marks client. Shadowlawn had fallen on hard times and was likely to be sold or perhaps given to the public in some manner. There was also some hope that private fundraising efforts could save it. What will happen to those whose livelihood and identity has been connected to the seemingly haunted place if it comes under new ownership or becomes a public entity? Those potentially vulnerable people include Neil, the inside man and overall estate manager; Bronco, the outside man concerned with the grounds; Dr. Win Jackson, who has plans to expand his museum and produce a film about Shadowlawn; and, of course Jasmine, the heiress. Nicks investigation crosses paths with that of the local sheriff, and Claires part in it brings her into all kinds of trouble. Shadowlawn has an eerie history that seems to materialize as a series of ghostly encounters. The authors skill at building mood and describing action are put to good use as the vectors of interest collide. Especially impressive is her ability to make us feel the ramifications of Claires illnesses under the stress of threat, physical ordeals, worry about her absence from Lexy and the intrusion into her present situation by her ex-husband, Jace. Indeed, the tense interplay between Jace and Claire is one of the novels most intriguing threads. All of these factors weigh on Claire and undermine her health, allowing readers to live inside her disorientation and hallucinations. All in all, this is a totally engaging thriller, mixing gothic atmosphere with a touch of romance and a form of a crime investigation that feels fresh. The South Shore series is off to a strong start, especially since readers have the benefit of a sneak peek into Drowning Tides, the next title in the series. About the author With more than 60 titles to her credit in a 30-year writing span, this versatile author has imaginatively populated Amish country, Tudor England and contemporary mainstream America while mastering the expectations of readers in a wide variety of genres. A native of Ohio, the former high school and college English teacher had a long relationship with Southwest Florida, where she and her husband wintered for three decades. For more on Karen Harper, go to www. karenharperauthor.com. 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. HARPER h ws w l n e rsuddenphysi w f a an so to m a l s p r e f f W h t h o a n d con i n g i t o w n pu b T ner a Neil N h a o a b e philJASONphiljreviews@gmail.com

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 1-7, 2016 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C3 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. HOLIDAY LUNCH$39.00 pp* HOLIDAY DINNER$46.50-$61.00 pp*2.5-hour dinner cruise with live entertainment HOLIDAY HORS DOEUVRES$42.50 pp*2-hour cruise with holiday background music Anniversary THE BEST ARE ON THE WATER! Holiday Events THE BEST WAY TO EXPERIENCE NAPLES FROM THE WATER AnniversaryCall 239.649.2275 for Reservations 550 Port O Call Way, Naples, Florida 34102 www. NaplesPrincessCruises .com Heavy Hors doeuvres Including a Carving Station of Prime Rib Open Premium Bar Champagne Toast at Midnight Hats, Horns & DJ$175.00 per person plus taxNo coupons or discounts apply December 31 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. The 17th annual Celebration of ReadingBest-selling authors Chris Gardner, Elin Hilderbrand, Candice Millard and Laura Numeroff will join the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy for the 17th annual Florida Celebration of Reading on Friday, Feb. 17, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita Springs. Since its founding in 2001 by former Gov. Jeb Bush and his wife, Columba, the Florida Celebration of Reading has raised more than $26 million in support of programs that help children and their parents improve their literacy skills. The celebration features guest appearances by members of the Bush family, including Jeb Bush Jr., who will serve as event honorary chair, and best-selling authors who read from their works during the event. Mr. Gardners autobiography, The Pursuit of Happyness, spent more than 20 weeks on The New York Times Bestseller List and was the inspiration for the movie version starring Will Smith GARDNER HILDERBRAND SEE READING, C24 A dozen events, 20 authors lined up for Collier County Jewish Book Festival BY PHIL JASONFlorida Weekly Book CriticA project of the Jewish Federation of Collier County in cooperation with the Jewish Book Council, the second annual Collier County Jewish Book Festival offers 12 book events at several venues, with a total of 20 authors visiting through the winter season. With a few exceptions, each festival event will feature at least two authors matched by a common theme. Three of the exceptions are food-related events; the others guarantee food for thought. At the multi-author events, the authors sharing the bill will not copresent or share the stage, but instead will provide back-to-back presentations, each giving a 30to 45-minute talk followed by 15-20 minutes of Q&A plus book-signing time. Heres the lineup: Tuesday, Dec. 13, at the Hilton Naples: A luncheon with Kate Siegel, author of Mother, Can You Not?, a humorous look at mother/daughter relationships with all their embarrassment and backfiring good intentions. Its rumored that mom, Kim Friedman, will be on hand. U.S. Bank is the host. Thursday, Jan. 5, at the Hilton Naples: A luncheon with former rapper and millionaire businessman Jessie Itzler, author of Living with a SEAL, about his experience with a fitness routine like no other. Hosted by U.S. Bank. 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, at Temple Shalom: Alyson Richman, author of The Velvet Hours, brings to life the stories of a courtesan, her granddaughter and the unlikely relationship between two women who pursue freedom and independence during uncertain times. Ms. Richmans other titles include The Rhythm of Memory and The Mask Carvers Son. Novelist-lawyer Ronald H. Balson discusses Karolinas Twins, an unusual and suspenseful Holocaust narrative tied to a present-day legal case and a promise made long ago. Mr. Balsons other books are We Were Brothers Once and Saving Sophie. This presentation is sponsored by the Womens Cultural Alliance. 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Hilton Naples: Author Steve Katz was a major contributor to the rock scene in the 1960s and 0s. His Blood, Sweat, and My Rock n Roll Years: Is Steve Katz a Rock Star? takes readers to the Greenwich Village folk/rock scene, the s most celebrated venues and concerts and behind closed doors on international tours and grueling studio sessions. Its the unlikely story of a rock star as nerd, nerd as rock star, and a nice Jewish boy who got to sit at the cool kids table and score the hot chicks. Meet the fabled founding member of The Blues Project and Blood, Sweat & Tears. All this and a concert by the author/musician as well. Sponsored by the Womens Cultural Alliance. 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Jewish Federation of Collier County: A Holocaust-related event featuring Amy b d ta in T ye na H le M Br T W H a in an a w m an to th ne SEE BOOK FEST, C24

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Youll see quite an array of talent, says Megan McCombs, KidzAct director for The Naples Players. From the adorable to the fantastic. Ms. McCombs has mentored and taught thousands of children to harness the transformative power of theater during her 10 years as KidzAct director, growing an af ter-school program into a full-fledged theater program that stages multiple productions a year. Through scholarships and outreach programs at area schools, no child who wants to participate is turned away. The Nutcracker Goes Pop! showcases the young thespians acting, singing and dancing talents on the big stage. Children ages 4-5 begin in the KidzAct Pre-Act classes, learning the fundamentals to prepare them for roles as bunnies in the annual holiday production. Those who stay with the program can work their way through, gaining skills and experience for eventual roles as ballerinas and soldiers after completing the Third Act program. KidzAct students have gone on to work professionally as equity actors, turning their theatrical aspirations into dreams come true. Each show remains as fun as the first, energized and made new through the students excitement as they encounter old and new friends in our song repertoire, Ms. McCombs says. The old songs lure the audience in, and the new songs keep the show fresh and timely. This years production should be the best ever, she says, adding several performances already are sold out. Also at the Sugden Community Theatre for the holiday season: Through Dec. 18 Coney Island Christmas, Donald Margulies feel-good nostalgic comedy for all faiths. 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20 Swing Ye Noel by the William Noll Jazz Orchestra present Swing Ye Noel Big Band. For information about tickets to the above two shows, call 263-7990 or visit www.naplesplayers.org. Some of them are fairly simple to look at, but they were not that simple to make, volunteer costumer Ena Gleeson says about her creations for which she used the rich colors of the season, mostly dark reds and greens. The fitted bodices, belled sleeves and full skirts with possible appearances of a stereotypical conical headdress or two have delighted the ladies of the production, she adds. Maestro Nadler describes the two cantatas on the program as endlessly fascinating, owing to the composers throwbacks to pre-Enlightenment motifs. Mr. Brittens A Ceremony of Carols, for example, uses a mix of Middle English and Latin along with old carol texts to replicate the sounds of an ancient church. Written in 1942 during his Atlantic passage from the United States to his home in England, the work is 22 minutes long and includes 11 movements with a processional and recessional. Mr. Respighi, a 19th century Italian composer, marinated in the countrys operatic traditions and manages to marry the genres dramatic flair with the use of pre-Bach scales in Laud to the Nativity. Through the voices of Mary, the Angel and the Shepherd, he recounts the birth of Jesus with stylistic flourishes that range from Gregorian chant to neoBaroque. Respighi and Britten are dissimilar in most respects, and it is this very trait that makes these two pieces work so well on the same program a similar subject approached from two different angles, Maestro Nadler says. These borrowings can be and are often combined with Romantic era and strikingly modern harmonies. After the Dec. 3-4 performances in Naples, Laud to the Nativity moves to the Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, and to the Charlotte Performing Arts Center in Punta Gorda at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11. Tickets for $28-$48 can be purchased at www.gulfshoreopera.org. For more information, call 529-3925. C4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 1-7, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYPOPFrom page 1OPERAFrom page 1 DREW ATTANASIO / COURTESY PHOTOSThomas Richardson, center, surrounded by members of The Nutcracker Goes Pop! ensemble. Alexander Igo, Brooke Rosenbluth and Lilly Natal The Nutcracker Goes Pop!>> Who: KidzAct of The Naples Players >> When: Dec. 3-11 >> Where: The Sugden Community Theater >> Tickets: $20 for adults, $10 for students >> Info: 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org

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C6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 1-7, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOTHEATERHairspray By the Naples Performing Arts Center Mainstage players Dec. 2-3 at Gulf Coast High School. 597-6722 or www.naplesperformingartscenter.com.S(he) Will Fade By the FGCU Bower School of Music and the Arts Dec. 2-4 at the FGCU Arts Complex. Free. A Christmas Cactus By The Marco Players through Dec. 18 at The Marco Players Theater. 1089 N. Collier Blvd. 642-7270 or www.themarcoplayers.com. Coney Island Christmas By The Naples Players through Dec. 18 at Sugden Community Theater. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org. My Fair Lady By Gulfshore Playhouse through Dec. 11 at The Norris Center. 755 Eighth St. S. (866) 811-4111 or www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org.Another Night Before Christmas By Off Broadway Palm Theatre through Dec. 25. 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. 278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com. The Most Famous Reindeer of All By Broadway Palm Childrens Theatre on select dates through Dec. 24. 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. 2784422 or www.broadwaypalm.com.White Christmas By Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre through Dec. 25. 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. www. BroadwayPalm.com or 278-4422. The Best of Enemies By Florida Repertory Theatre through Dec. 18 in the ArtStage Studio Theatre. 2268 Bay St. 332-4488 or www.floridarep.org. See review on page C10.Agatha Christies The Mousetrap By Florida Repertory Theatre through Dec. 18. 2269 Bay St., Fort Myers. 332-4488 or www.floridarep.org.The Country Wife By Theatre Conspiracy through Dec.17 at the Alliance of the Arts, Fort Myers. 936-3239 or www.theatreconspiracy.org. THURSDAY12.1Take the Sting Out Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park hosts a chat about stingrays and how to avoid getting stung at 9:30 a.m. Free with park entry fee, but reservations requested. 597-6916 or www.floridastateparks.org. Book Talk Hodges University presents a lecture about C.S. Lewis and his like-minded peers from 10-11:15 a.m. at Sandalwood Village. Free. 3511 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 598-6143 or www.hodges.edu. The Kelly File Fox News commentator Megyn Kelly talks about her new book, Settle for More, at 2 p.m. at Barnes & Noble in Waterside Shops. Free. 598-5200 or www.bn.com. Sunset Songwriters Local singer/ songwriters Roy Schneider, Kim Mayfield and J. Robert kick off the Friends of Lovers Key Songwriters at Sunset concert series from 3:30 p.m. to sunset at the state park. Free with park entry fee. 463-4588 or www.friendsofloverskey.org. Senior Moments Graduating art students at FGCUs Bower School of Music & The Arts present their senior projects from 5-7 p.m. at the Main Gallery in the Arts Complex. The works remain on display through Dec. 9. 10501 FGCU Blvd. 590-7199 or asturdiv@fgcu.edu.Light It Up Fifth Avenue South hosts its 42nd annual Christmas Walk and Tree Lighting from 5-8:30 p.m. Free. 692-8436 or www.fifthavenuesouth.com. Concert on the Lawn Award-winning blues pianist Victor Wainwright and The Wild Roots perform from 6-9 p.m. on the lawn at Mercato. Free. 2541080 or www.mercatoshops.com. Jammin House of Gaia hosts its Holiday Jam fundraiser with live music, hors doeuvres, prizes and auctions from 6:30-9 p.m. to support the organizations special-needs inclusion programs. $20 per person, $35 per couple. 1660 Trade Center Way. 272-6152 or www.houseofgaia.org. FRIDAY12.2Cluster Pluckin Enjoy an evening of Grand Ol Opry-style bluegrass when the annual Cluster Pluckin moves to Naples Botanical Garden from 6-10 p.m. $30. www.bluewaterbluegrass.com. Staged Readings ETC Readers Theater of The Naples Players presents An Evening of New Plays featuring winning submissions from local playwrights at 8 p.m. tonight and Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Sugden Community Theater. Fridays performance is followed by an awards ceremony and champagne reception, and Saturdays is followed by a talkback with the playwrights. $10. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org. Country Night Southwest Florida Country Music Fest welcomes singers Kelly Pickler, Lauren Alaina and Hunter Hayes to Germain Arena at 8 p.m. $30.50-$86. 9 48-7825 or www.germainarena.com. Light It Up Get in the holiday spirit at Ave Marias Celebration of Lights from 5-9 p.m. at Town Center. Free. 3523903 or www.avemaria.com.Concert The Marshall Tucker Band performs at 8 p.m. at Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center in Bonita Springs. $38-$58. 11515 Bonita Beach Road. 389-6901 or www.swflpac.com.SATURDAY12.3Amazing Adventures Friends of Lovers Key hosts its annual Great Outdoor Adventure Day with childrens activities, touch tanks and ranger-led explorations of the state park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free with park entry fee. 463-4588 or www.friendsofloverskey.org. Paper Trail Origami in the Garden, a new exhibit at Naples Botanical Garden, opens today. The exhibit highlights the Japanese art of paper folding with works in a variety of mediums by world-renowned artists. See it with regular garden admission through April 23. 643-7275 or www.naplesgarden.org. Art in the Park Naples Art Association members display and sell their works from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cambier Park. 262-6517 or www.naplesart.org. Family Fun Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs invites families to explore its Center for Visual Arts with a minilecture, crafts and exploration from 1:303:30 p.m. Free. 26100 Old 41 Road. 4958989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Sugar Plum Dreams Artis Naples presents George Balanchines The Nutcracker, featuring local youth performing alongside Miami City Ballet dancers, at 2 (sold out) and 8 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org. Snowfest Enjoy a snow day at Golden Gate Community Park from 3-9 p.m. $2. 3300 Santa Barbara Blvd. 352-4180 or www.colliergov.net. Funny Guy Pablo Francisco (MadTV, Comedy Central Presents) performs tonight and Sunday, Dec. 4, at Off The Hook Comedy Club. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 389-6901 or www.offthehookcomedy.com.Christmas Opera Gulfshore Opera presents a Renaissance-style Christmas pageant at 7 p.m. at Naples United Church of Christ. 5200 Crayton Road. $28-$48. 529-3925 or www.gulfshoreopera.org. See story on page C1.Blue Wind Chilean musician Loreto Lorca and guitarist Yayo Duran perform selections from their new album, Viento Azul, from 6-7:30 p.m. at House of Gaia. $25 in advance, $35 at the door. 1660 Trade Center Way. 272-6152 or www.houseofgaia.org. Tea Time Make A Wish Southern Florida hosts Tea at the Ritz with a classic tea service, kids activities, candy and cookie stations and a performance by Naples Ballet from 2-4 p.m. at The RitzCarlton Beach Resort. $75 for kids, $125 for adults. 280 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 992-9474 or www.makeawishtickets.org. SUNDAY12.4All Green Thumbs Stock up on native plants and local produce from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Koreshan State Historic Site off U.S. 41 in Estero. 273-8945 or www.fnpscoccoloba.org.See Shells Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park hosts a chat about mollusks and other beach creatures at 9:30 a.m. Free with park entry. 597-6916 or www. floridastateparks.org. Free Concert Naples Concert Band performs from 2-4 p.m. at the Cambier Park band shell. 597-3240 or www.naplesconcertband.com. Turtle Talk Learn all about the turtles of Southwest Florida at 2 p.m. at The Naples Preserve. Free. 1690 Tamiami Trail N. Free. 261-4290.Holiday Classic Silverspot Cinema screens the classic Christmas musical, White Christmas (1954) at 2 and 7 p.m. 592-0300 or silverspot.net.Meet the Composer Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs hosts a multimedia presentation about Claude Debussy from 3-5 p.m. $22. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Sacred Song St. Marys Episcopal Church presents its annual Festival of Lessons and Carols at 4 p.m. A holiday reception follows. Free. 9801 Bonita Beach Road. 992-4343 or www.stmarysbonita.org. PACE Concert Wilder Sons perform a concert to benefit PACE Center for Girls from 4-6 p.m. on the lawn at Mercato. Free, but donations appreciated. 207-1878 or pacecenter.org. Vocal Concert Opera Naples presents Liederabend with baritone Randall Scarlata and mezzo-soprano Leah Summers at 8 p.m. $19-$85. 2408 Linwood Ave. 963-9050 or www.operanaples.org.MONDAY12.5 African Scene Nature photographer Larry Richardson leads a presentation about the beauty of the African continent from 10-11:10 a.m. at The Terraces at Bonita Springs. $25. 26455 S. Tamiami Trail. 598-6143 or www.hodges.edu.Holiday Art Naples Botanical Garden and members of the Naples Garden Club present a program about innovative holiday arrangements from 1-3 p.m. at the garden. $30. 643-7275 or www. naplesgarden.org. Sunset Yoga Stretch and breathe with an instructor from Green Monkey Yoga from 4:45-5:45 p.m. on the beach at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park. Bring yoga mat, water, towel and bug spray. $5 plus park entry fee. 598-1938 or www. greenmonkey.com CAPA presents the Philharmonic Brass Quintet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, at the David and Cecile Wang Opera Center. $10-$40. 2408 Linwood Ave. 775-2800 or www.capacenter.org. Award-winning blues pianist Victor Wainwright, known as the Piana from Savannah, and The Wild Roots perform a free concert from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, on the lawn at Mercato. www.mercatoshops.com.

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 1-7, 2016 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOFilm for Film Lovers Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs screens The Return (Russia, 2003) at 7 p.m. In the Russian wilderness, two boys face a range of new, conflicting emotions when their father a man they know only through a photograph resurfaces. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 4958989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Brass Quintet CAPA presents the Philharmonic Brass Quintet at 7:30 p.m. at the David and Cecile Wang Opera Center. $10-$40. 2408 Linwood Ave. 7752800 or www.capacenter.org. Cha-Cha-Cha Havana Cuba AllStars perform their fresh take on traditional Cuban music at 8 p.m. at Artis Naples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.TUESDAY12.6Flutterby Naples Botanical Garden presents a workshop about photographing butter flies from 8-10:30 a.m. $35 for members, $40 for others. Limited seating. 643-7275 or www.naplesgarden.org. From Dust, To Dust FGCUs Renaissance Academy hosts a lecture about the effects of the countrys worst ecological disaster, The Dust Bowl, from 10-11:30 a.m. at the universitys Naples campus. $25. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 434-4737 or www.fgcu.edu.Composer Chat Hodges University hosts a lecture about Puccini from 10-11:15 a.m. at Sandalwood Village. $25. 3511 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 598-6143 or hodges.edu. Toys on Parade Naples annual Christmas Parade steps off from Broad Avenue at 6 p.m. and continues down Third Street South and Fifth Avenue South. 692-8436 or www.fifthavenuesouth.com.Choral Concert Voices of Naples performs a holiday concert at 7 p.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Free, but freewill offering appreciated. 777 Mooring Line Dr. 455-2583 or www.voicesofnaples.org. WEDNESDAY12.7Namaste 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 www.greenmonkey.com.Lunch & Learn Bring a sack lunch and learn about the dangers of cane toads from noon to 1 p.m. at Everglades Wonder Gardens. Free with regular admission. 27180 Old 41 Road. 992-2591 or www.evergladeswondergardens.com.Art Workshop Naples Botanical Garden hosts an origami workshop from 2-4 p.m. $35 for members, $40 for non-members. 643-7275 or www.naplesgarden.org. Making the Past Present Collier County Museums hosts a talk about the Naples Historic District preservation initiative at 2 p.m. at the main museum. Free, but reservations requested. 3331. Tamiami Trail E. 642-1440 or www.colliermuseums.com. Jazz Concert The Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra performs at 7 p.m. at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or www. artisnaples.org.COMING UPCritics Choice Literary critic Elaine Newton leads a discussion of Karen Mahajans The Association of Small Bombs at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at ArtisNaples. $48. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org. Saturday afternoon is sold out, but tickets remain available for that nights and Sunday afternoons performances of George Balanchines The Nutcracker by the Miami City Ballet at Artis Naples. Tickets start at $319. www.artisnaples.org 12.412.2-3 Catch a holiday classic when Catch a holiday classic when Silverspot screens Silverspot screens White White Christmas, Christmas, starring Danny starring Danny Kaye, Bing Crosby and Rosemary Kaye, Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney, at 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Clooney, at 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. www.silverspot.net 12.1 World-champion bartender Nick Nistico uses exotic ingredients and obscure spirits to mix up some magic potions starting at 6 p.m. Thursday at Bar Tulia. www.tulianaples.com The Naples Players ETC Readers Theatre The Naples Players ETC Readers Theatre presents three works by local writers at 8 p.m. presents three works by local writers at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Sugden Community Friday and Saturday at the Sugden Community Theater. Featured works are Theater. Featured works are Luncheon at Luncheon at Tiffanys Tiffanys by Peter Swet, by Peter Swet, The Test The Test by Carl by Carl Megill and Megill and Saved by the Bell Saved by the Bell by Natalia King. by Natalia King. www.naplesplayers.org12.212.3-4 Cluster Pluckin Cluster Pluckin a Grand Ol Opry-style a Grand Ol Opry-style evening of bluegrass, shakes things up from evening of bluegrass, shakes things up from 6-10 p.m. Friday at the Naples Botanical 6-10 p.m. Friday at the Naples Botanical Garden. Acts include harp guitarist Andy Garden. Acts include harp guitarist Andy Walhlberg (pictured here), Captain Joe & The Walhlberg (pictured here), Captain Joe & The Bottom Feeders and the Bob Zottola Trio. Bottom Feeders and the Bob Zottola Trio. www.naplesgarden.org

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C8 WEEK OF DECEMBER 1-7, 2016 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY NAPLES ARTASSOCIATION 585 Park Street, Naples 34102 239.262.6517 | NaplesArt.org CONNECTING ARTISTS WITH BUYERS SINCE 1957! Saturday, December 3, 2016 10:00 am 4:00 pm Cambier Park Book Signing with Robin Joy Birds on a Wire Adult Board Book Saturday, December 3 11:00 am 1:00 pm Watson Gallery Order online at jasonsdeli.comSarasota Port Charlotte Fort Myers Cape Coral Naples jasonsdeli.com Meeting and eatingis easy, even on short notice. Order online at jasonsdeli.comSarasota Port Charlotte Fort Myers Cape Coral Naples jasonsdeli.com Offer good Nov. 25-Dec. 31, 2016 only at participating Jasons Deli restaurants. Offer now good for third party gift card purchases. Free $5 gift card to be used toward a future purchase.FREE $5 gift card when you purchase $50 in gift cards! Serving Satisfaction Since 1976 WHAT TO DOGet Outta Here FGCUs Renaissance Academy hosts a field trip to Palm Beachs Flagler Mansion that includes a Gilded Age tea lunch that departs from the universitys Naples campus at 6:05 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 8. $95 for members, $115 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 4344737 or www.fgcu.edu. Walking Trees Take a walk through the mangroves at Delnor-Wiggins State Park and learn how they are vital to the health of the ecosystem at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 8. Free with park entry. 597-6916 or www.floridastateparks.org. Field Trip Hodges University hosts an excursion to Southern Fresh Farms that includes a tour and lunch from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Dec. 8. $20, reservations required by Dec. 1. 2647 Professional Way. 598-6143 or www.hodges. edu. Kids Art Youth Haven hosts its second annual Art House showcasing artwork created by the organizations children with music, hors doeuvres and cocktails from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at Thomas Riley Studio. The works are available for purchase to benefit the organizations programs for local youth. Free, but reservations required. 26 10th St. S. 687-5155 or www.youthhavenswfl. org. Masterworks Violinist Joshua Bell performs works by Tchaikovsky, Bach and Shostakovich with the Naples Philharmonic at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 8-10, at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org. Book Talk Hodges University philosophy professor William Cooney hosts a discussion about his new book, Wild Longing of the Human Heart, 1-2:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at the universitys Naples campus. $25. 2647 Professional Way. 598-6143 or www.hodges.edu. Open House Naples Preserve transforms into a winter wonderland and provides seasonal refreshments, live music, educational exhibits, Christmas trees and more from 4-6:30 Friday, Dec. 9. Free. 1690 Tamiami Trail N. 261-4290 or www.naplesgov.com.Light the Way The Bonita Springs Historical Society hosts carolers, live jazz, food and more to benefit renovations at the historic McSwain Home from 5-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at Liles Hotel Plaza. $90. 27300 Old 41 Road. 992-6997 or info@bonitaspringshistoricalsociety.org. Lydia Oh Lydia Centers for the Arts Bonita Screens presents An Evening with Groucho starring Frank Ferrante at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9. $35-$40. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Arts & Crafts Members of Naples Artcrafters display and sell their works from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at Cambier Park. www.naplesartcrafters. org. Youth Concert Members of the Naples Philharmonic Youth Symphonia perform at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 1-7, 2016 C9 MyFair adyL KRISTEN COURY, Producing Artistic DirectorTICKETS: www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org (866) 811-4111 On my critics scale of 1-10, this was an absolute 12!Sid Simon, Sanibel-Captiva IslanderBOOK & LYRICS BY Alan Jay Lerner MUSIC BY Frederick Loewe DIRECTED BY Kristen Coury y PLAYING THRU DEC 11Patricia Noonan Photo by David Arsenault WHERE TO GO In the Home Depot Plaza, on Bonita Beach Road11920 Saradrienne Lane | Bonita Springs, Florida 34135239.263.6979artichokeandcompany.com New YearsBASHwith Artichoke & CompanyEntertainmentLIVE FROMSaturday, December 31st 7:30 PM TOSunday, January 1st 1:00 AM $65 per person (plus tax and gratuity) FOR MORE INFO OR TO RSVP: or email ashley@artichokeandcompany .com(239) 263-6979CHAMPAGNE TOAST at Midnight Passed & Placed Hors doeuvres + Four-Course Meal Cas h Bar 7:30 PM to 12:00 AM Call 239.389.6901 For Tickets or Visit sw pac.com11515 Bonita Beach Road SE, Bonita Springs, Florida 34135 JUDY COLLINS SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11Doors & buffet open at 5 p.m., shows begins at 7:00 p.m. $35 including buffet dinner Judy Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable personal life triumphs and a rm commitment to social activism. SINATRA CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY SHOW STARRING RAY LIVOSIWEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14 & THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15Doors & buffet open at 6 p.m., shows begins at 7:45 p.m. $35 including buffet dinner Ray Livosi and his band perform all the Christmas Classics. $35DINNER & SHOW PACKAGESAVE $10 with Promo Code FWEEKLY Boats on Parade The Naples Boat Parade floats through Naples Bay from 6:15-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. Enjoy the view from Pinchers Crab Shack, Riverwalk Restaurant, Naples City Dock, Naples Landing, Kellys Fish House, The Boathouse Restaurant and Bayview Park. www.miacc.org. Holiday Memories Naples Orchestra and Chorus presents a concert with soprano Karin White and mezzo-soprano Abigail Peterson at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at Golden Gate High School. $18 in advance, $20 at the door. 2925 Titan Way. 298-7911 or www.naplesorchestraandchorus.com. All Wrapped Up Here Come the Mummies brings its signature funk sound to Seminole Casino Immokalee at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. $30. (800) 218-0007 or www.moreinparadise.com.Holiday Party Naples Music Club hosts a cocktail party and dinner with performances by its student scholarship winners at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at Bonita Bay Club. $60. 26660 Country Club Drive. 498-6366 or www.naplesmusicclub.org. Foreign Film Italian Cultural Society screens Il Peggiore Natale della Mia Vita (Italy, 2012) at 6:45 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12, at The Norris Center. $5. 755 Eighth Ave. S. 434-3323 or www.italianculturalsociety.com.Films for Film Lovers Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs screens The Lunchbox (2013) at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12. A mistaken delivery in Mumbais famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man through notes in the lunchbox. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Immigrant Nation Hodges University hosts a presentation about the American immigration through Ellis Island from 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, at the schools Naples Campus. $25. 2647 Professional Way. 598-6143 or www.hodges.edu. Email calendar listings and highresolution photos to Lindsey Nesmith at lnesmith@floridaweekly.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. Jeremy Kendall brings to life more than 30 characters in the one-man show This Wonderful Life at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Centers for the Performing Arts Bonita Springs. $20-$25. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

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C10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 1-7, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY NOW OPEN FOR LUNCH & DINNER!New Look, New Name NOW OPEN FOR LUNCH & DINNER! L w Loo N N N New ew L 10395 TAMIAMI TAIL N. NAPLES, FL 34108 239 631 6266 DEEPLAGOON.COMFOMELY ANDYS FISHMAET ESTAUANTCAYING ON THE TADITION OF THEI GEAT MENU FISH MAET! FOMELY ANDYS FISHMAET ES TAUANTCAYING ON THE TADITION OF THEI GEAT MENU FISH MAET! Enjoy A FREE SLICEOF RANDYS KEY LIME PIE**With 16 Dolar Purchase. No Cash Value. Expires 1 1/27/16. INTODUCING ANOTHE GEAT ESTAUANT FOM THE FAMILY THAT BOUGHT YOU PINCHES... Expires 12/18/16. ARTS COMMENTARYBest of Enemies wins over audiences with raw, genuine emotion Racism is such an ugly, ugly thing that its astounding something of beauty can be fashioned from it. But Best of Enemies does exactly that, creating an exquisitely powerful piece of art out of an abhorrent time in our history. It moved me so much that, at times, like other audience members, I had tears streaming down my face. Yet, despite its subject matter, it also provides many laughs. At the end, I felt Id been on a long journey and, ultimately, felt cleansed. I also felt the stirrings of something thats been sorely lacking lately: hope. A sliver of hope, but hope nonetheless. The play is based on a real-life situation in 1971 Durham, N.C., when Riddick (Beethoven Oden), a community organizer from the Department of Education, travels to Durham because the citys schools are still segregated. In a move thats part genius, part insanity, he asks two community leaders to co-chair a charette (a series of meetings held between people who disagree with the purpose of getting them to reach an agreement). The leaders Riddick chooses are the most unlikely two youd ever put together: African-American civil rights activist Ann Atwater (a zealous Mary E. Hodges) and KKK Grand Cyclops CP Ellis (played with chilling hatred by Graham Smith). They dont even want to be in the same room with each other, let alone run a committee together. They are the best of enemies of the title. But Ann and CP each soon realize that if they dont agree to participate, his/her voice and viewpoint will not be heard, and the other side will win. Were first introduced to CP, who is almost demonic in his hatred. (Audiences who saw Mr. Smith as the loveable convict in Florida Reps My Three Angels a few years ago will barely recognize him onstage now.) His character is a scared little man who embraces white supremacy as a way of making himself feel more important. Cloaking his racism in religion, he claims the Klan burns crosses as a symbol of faith in Jesus Christ. Anyone whos watched the news for the past 12 months or so will find some of CPs rhetoric all too familiar. He says he wants to get my city back. He claims AfricanAmericans have the government looking after you, and he wonders, What about the white man? Hed sooner kill a black man than shake his hand. He punches out a friendly white hippie for flashing him the peace sign. But its interesting to see how CPs demeanor changes when hes at home with his wife, Mary (Rachel Burttram). He is softer, more subdued. Ann is equally as strong-willed. She has to be: Shes a black woman living in the South in the early 1970s. She wont budge an inch. And while she carries the Holy Bible around with her, she wouldnt be beyond whacking someone into next Tuesday with it, if provoked. She has a powerful tongue and employs it not only to stand up for herself and her community, speaking out against injustice, but also to great humorous effect. As serious and as frightening as this play is, it also contains numerous laughs, many of them provided by Ms. Hodges lines. She plays her character as a bold, outspoken woman who is fully human, not a cartoon. If you were ever in a tough situation, this is the woman youd want by your side. Her Ann is a worthy opponent for CP. These two gifted actors play against each other, circling warily, plotting, holding their ground. Its remarkable to realize that Mark St. Germains play is a retelling of a real-life situation. (The play is based on Osha Gray Davidsons book, The Best of Enemies: Race and Redemption in the New South.) The thawing of their emotions toward each other and their eventual friendship is gradual, hard-won and quite believable. But this is no Disney or Hallmark show. The emotions are genuine and raw. Director V. Craig Heidenreich lets the tension build slowly over multiple scenes. Jim Hunters minimalist set lets us focus on the actors and allows us to travel to a variety of locales. Set in a traverse staging, with rows of audience members facing each other, much of the action takes place at either end, in front of backdrops of oversized newspapers. Projection Designer Seaghan McKay uses those newspapers as the blank screen for his videos of the KKK, of protestors, of a black chorus singing in church. The videos help place us in specific locales and add the flavor and activity of a larger world. As CPs long-suffering wife, Ms. Burttram doesnt have as much stage time but makes the most of every minute she does have. Her interactions with CP help us see him in a different light, though our sympathies are always with her. Ms. Burttram is an actress who can do much with little: a simple, two-word response, or even just a glance. And her one scene with Ms. Hodges makes you wonder if maybe the world would be a better place if women ran it. Their characters, after all, are mothers, and recognize that we have to leave the world a better place for our children and grandchildren. Mr. Odens Riddick is young and cocky, sure of himself but not yet tested by the world and the way time and obstacles can wear you down. Best of Enemies is a timely, inspiring play. Word of mouth is already selling out shows. Although Florida Rep has added another matinee, you better move quickly if you want to see this one. Sometimes it seems as if we keep fighting the same battle over and over. Best of Enemies reminds us why were fighting and gives us strength to keep on keeping on. nancySTETSONnstetson@floridaweekly.com Best of Enemies>> Who: Florida Repertory Theatre >> When: Through Dec. 15 >> Where: ArtStage Studio Theatre, Fort Myers >> Cost: $45-$52 >> Information: 332-4488 or www. oridarep.org >> Note: Due to popular demand, a performance has been added at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. COURTESY PHOTOBeethoven Oden as Riddick, the community organizer; Mary E. Hodges as Ann, the civic activist; Graham Smith as CP, the KKK leader; and Rachael Burttram as CPs wife, Mary, in Best of Enemies. At the end, I felt Id been on a long journey and, ultimately, felt cleansed. I also felt the stirrings of something thats been sorely lacking lately: hope.

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C14 WEEK OF DECEMBER 1-7, 2016 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY New Exhibit NOW OPEN! N N N N e e e w w w w E E x x x x h h h h i i i b b b b i i i i t t N N N O O O O W W W W O O O P P E E E N N N ! N N N O O O O W W W W O O O O P P E E N N N ! WWW.NAPLESZOO.ORG SUNNY DAYS,CLOUDEd LEOPARDSSUNNY DAYS,CLOUDEd LEOPARDS RSVP *Preferred but not required(239) 597-3101 Sunday Evening, December 4, 2016 6:00 PMwww.hodgesnaplesmg.com Please join us for an evening of remembrance and re ection, honoring the memories of loved ones at our annual candle lighting ceremony.HolidayCelebration of Remembrance525 111th Avenue North Naples, Florida 34108 Presented By (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 deliver a holiday celebration perfect for you and your group. Contact: Russell Burland at (239) 659-3112 or rburland@cooperhotels.com*Ask about our 2 hour Lets Jingle & Mingle Party Package starting at $69pp inclusive Celebrate, Share, Rejoice... FILM CAPSULESBleed For This 1/2(Miles Teller, Aaron Eckhart, Katey Sagal) Boxer Vinny Pazienza (Mr. Teller) is a world champion when he breaks his neck in a horrific car accident. The story of his road to recovery, with his trainer (Mr. Eckhart) by his side, is inspirational in spite of the standard boxing movie plot points it includes. Rated R. Nocturnal Animals 1/2(Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon) An art gallery owner (Ms. Adams) reads a manuscript from her novelist ex-husband (Mr. Gyllenhaal) that hits close to home. Its a threetiered and densely complex story, and a stellar one at that. Ms. Adams and Mr. Gyllenhaal are terrific. Rated R.Arrival (Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker) When aliens land in 12 cities across the globe, linguist Louise (Ms. Adams) and scientist Ian (Mr. Renner) attempt to communicate with the new arrivals. Although slow at times, it skillfully captures an existential concept in an extraordinary way. Rated PG-13.Loving (Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, Will Dalton) Richard (Mr. Edgerton) and Mildred (Ms. Negga) Loving are happily married in late 1950s Virginia. But its illegal for white Richard to be married to the black Mildred, which prompts a legal case that goes to the Supreme Court. Strong performances from Mr. Edgerton and Ms. Negga propel the sometimes slow-moving narrative forward. Ultimately, its too important and timely a story to pass up. Rated PG-13. Doctor Strange 1/2(Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Rachel McAdams) Arrogant neurosurgeon Stephen Strange (Mr. Cumberbatch) seeks help from the mystical The Ancient One (Ms. Swinton) after he loses control of his hands. The visual effects are spectacular and the story holds up well enough, making it yet another strong entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Rated PG-13.Trolls (Voices of Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Zooey Deschanel) Trolls Poppy (Ms. Kendrick) and Branch (Mr. Timberlake) try to save fellow trolls from being eaten by the bigger, badder Bergens. The animation isnt impressive, but the mash-ups of pop hits and the strong message of finding ones own happiness are enough to make this worth recommending. Rated PG.Inferno (Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Omar Sy) Robert Langdon (Mr. Hanks) wakes in Florence, Italy, with no memory of how he got there, but soon is thrust into stopping a deadly virus that could wipe out half the worlds population. Director Ron Howards (A Beautiful Mind) pace is brisk and the story is a fun puzzle to piece together. Rated PG-13.

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 1-7, 2016 C15 Antica Murrina The Center Bar Charivari Childrens Couture DeRomos Gourmet Market, Restaurant & Banquet Room DeRomos Gift Baskets & Pastaria Divino Gelato Enchanted Ballroom Evelyn & Arthur International Jewelers Jamis John Craig Clothier Kays On The Beach Kelly Chase Couture Bridal Salon Little Paris Local Roots Farmers Market Marc Joseph New York Marisas Shoes Molinos Ristorante Robert Of Philadelphia Roys Restaurant Signatures Tara Grinna Swimwear To The Moon Well Read BoutiqueA Shopping & Dining Experience! One of the biggest attractions in Bonita Springs, The Promenade at Bonita Bay is more than a shopping center. Its a destination that has drawn visitors from throughout Southwest Florida for more than a decade. The beautiful open-air property features sparkling water features, lush landscaping and meandering walkways, which provide the perfect setting for a day of shopping and eating, an evening of dining and live entertainment, and special events that bring the community together for a variety of celebrations. PromenadeShops.com 26795-26851 South Bay Drive, Bonita Springs, FL 34134 New Hours Monday Saturday: 10 am to 8 pm Sunday: 12 pm to 5 pm Eective 10-15-16 LATEST FILMSBad Santa 2Is it worth $10? NoBad Santa 2 is a bad sequel. Its a vile, offensive and unfunny movie that does little to build on the hilarious 2003 original. As a result, it plays like yet another Hollywood cash grab that wouldve been better off not existing. Wait a minute, youre thinking: The first movie was vile and offensive and it was great, so whats the problem here? Director Terry Zwigoffs Bad Santa was uniquely subversive while somehow still channeling the spirit of Christmas. Although we didnt necessarily like Willie (Billy Bob Thornton) and Marcus (Tony Cox) as they plotted to steal from a shopping mall, we pitied their sad souls enough to laugh at their brazenly vulgar insults. And because we laughed so much at the inappropriateness, many (including me) loved the movie. With Bad Santa 2, Director Mark Waters (Mean Girls) tries to capture that spirit but fails miserably. It all feels forced, not organic, resulting in a movie thats tiring from the opening minutes. This time Willie (Mr. Thornton) and Marcus (Mr. Cox) are in Chicago plotting to steal $2 million from a charity. They team up with Willies mom Sunny (Kathy Bates), whom he hates, and must work around the rigidity of a stuffy security guard (Jeff Skowron) and his boss, Regent Hastings (Ryan Hansen). A wild card is Regents wife Diane (Christina Hendricks), who takes an odd liking to Willie. Reports say Brett Kelly gained 40 pounds so he could return as Thurman Merman, a character he originated when he was a kid in the 2003 film. You cant help but ask why here: Plenty of chubby kids grow up to be healthyweight adults, so why couldnt Thurman? He wasnt likeable because he was heavy; he was likeable because he was sweet and innocent and dumb and you pitied him. This isnt even the biggest (no pun intended) problem with Thurman, though. The real issue is that hes inexplicably loyal to Willie no matter what Willie does or says to him. When Thurman was a kid in the original, this made more sense and worked as a story device. But now hes an adult at 21, and he still acts like hes 8. Didnt he go to high school? Have friends? Learn about the world? Hes mentally slow, but not so slow that he cant take Willies clear indication of wanting nothing to do with him. Add to that the fact that Thurman serves no real purpose to the narrative and you have to wonder why hes here at all. Speaking of asking Why? why cast Ms. Hendricks? Her character also serves no purpose. All she provides is someone for Willie to have sex with, and shes too good an actress for that. The script by Johnny Rosenthal and Shauna Cross goes out of its way to ridicule little person Marcus. Not only do Willie and Sunny offer up one wise crack after the next, but Marcus is also laughed at and deemed undateable by an overweight security guard (Jenny Zigrino). Dont get me wrong: Shes free to date whoever she wants, but as a plot point we dont need Marcus constantly being demeaned because of his size. As if this all isnt bad enough, the credits cookies take it a disgusting step further. Dear reader, I beg you: If you have the same fond memories of the foul indecency of Bad Santa as I do, please do not waste your money on Bad Santa 2. It will taint your mind and make you end every future conversation about the original with, Yeah, too bad the second one sucked. Dont be like Hollywood. 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C16 WEEK OF DECEMBER 1-7, 2016 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY *Manufacturers mail-in rebate offer valid for qualifying purchases made 9/17/16/12/16 from participating dealers in the U.S. only. For certain rebate-eligible products, the purchase of multiple units of such product is required to receive a rebate. If you purchase fewer units than the required multiple you will not be entitled to a rebate; partial rebates will not be awarded. Rebate will be issued in the form of a prepaid reward card and mailed within 6 weeks of rebate claim receipt. Funds do not expire. Subject to applicable law, a $2.00 monthly fee will be assessed against card balance 6 months after card issuance and each month thereafter. Additional limitations may apply. Ask participating dealer for details and rebate form. Hunter Douglas. All rights reserved. All trademarks used herein are the property of Hunter Douglas or their respective owners.3762360 Pirouette Window ShadingsAt Home Blinds & Decor, Inc.7740 Preserve Ln Ste 11 Naples, FL M-F: 9:00am 5:00pm Sat: 9:00am 3:00pm239-631-2528 www.athomeblinds.com 239.948.PUCK www.FloridaEverblades.com ON SALE NOWHOLIDAY GIFT PACKS! SATURDAYSTAILGATE PARTY FREE 5-7PM BUY ANY 16-17 TICKET PACK & RECEIVE A $20 GIFT CARD FROMLimited time offer. Valid on any new any game any time, select, or full package purchase. SATURDAY, DEC 3AT 7:00 VS Bob Germain and restaurant legend Cloyd Pate have teamed up to bring you an all-new dining experience. HOURS Sunday-Thursday 4:30-10:00 p.m. Friday-Saturday 4:30-11:00 p.m. Happy Hour 4:30-6:00 p.m.Half Off Bar Menu Food & Drinks 403 Bayfront Place(Formerly Stoneys Steakhouse) RESERVATIONS 239.435.9353 stgermainsteakhouse.com info@stgermainsteakhouse.com Christmas Eve & Christmas Day New Years Eve & New Years Day ENJOY THE TASTE OF LUXURY JOIN US FOR THE HOLIDAYS TheatreZone hopes you head Home for the HolidaysTheatreZone knows theres no place like home for the holidays. With that in mind, the professional company presents Home for the Holidays, an original musical showcasing favorite holiday songs from different eras and dancing in sumptuous holiday costumes. Company founder and artistic director Mark Danni, music director/conductor Charles Fornara and choreographer Karen Molnar promise 90 minutes of sparkle and surprises from a cast that includes TheatreZone veterans Gerrit VanderMeer (Of Thee I Sing), Adolpho Blaire (The Four Plais), Steven Geyer (They're Playing Our Song), Cristopher Lewis (Sweeney Todd), Paige Miles (Beehive), Laura Needle (Company), Dawn Lebrecht (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum), Kara Konken (Into the Woods) and Alana Ferraro (Xanadu). They sing and dance to live music by Mr. Fornara at the piano and Mr. Danni on the drums, Joe Choomack (bass), Don Rhynard (reed), Marco Cerri (violin), Mark Pettey (trumpet) and Tyler Feehery (guitar). Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 9-10, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at the G&L Theatre at Community School of Naples. Tickets are $50. TheatreZone opens its 12th season series in January with George M! The life story of Broadway icon George M. Cohan runs Jan. 12-22. Considered the father of musical theatre, Mr. Cohan published more than 500 songs in his lifetime, including the hits Over There, Give My Regards To Broadway, Youre A Grand Old Flag and Yankee Doodle Dandy. Next up is the Tony award-winning Best Play Amadeus (Feb. 9-19), to 5: The Musical! (March 9-19) and the Peter Allen musical comedy Legs Diamond Lives Again (April 27-May 7). For ticket information, call (888) 9663352 or visit www.theatrezone-florida. com. BLAIRE FERRARO LEWIS LEBRECHT VANDERMEER KONKEN NEEDLE MILES

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 1-7, 2016 C17 Manufacturers mail-in rebate offer valid for qualifying purchases made 9/17/16/12/16 from participating dealers in the U.S. only. For certain rebate-eligible products, the purchase of multiple units of such product is required to receive a rebate. If you purchase fewer units than the required multiple you will not be entitled to a rebate; partial rebates will not be awarded. Offer excludes HDOrigins and Nantucket Window Shadings, a collection of Silhouette Window Shadings. Rebate will be issued in the form of a prepaid reward card and mailed within 6 weeks of rebate claim receipt. Funds do not expire. Subject to applicable law, a $2.00 monthly fee will be assessed against card balance 6 months after card issuance and each month thereafter. Additional limitations may apply. Ask participating dealer for details and rebate form. 2016 Hunter Douglas. All rights reserved. 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MEDITERRANEAN ART, HISTORY AND CUISINEITS ALL INCLUDED!BUSINESS CLASS AIR SPECIALS & FREE UNLIMITED SHORE EXCURSIONS Apr 26, 2017 RomeLisbon 10 $400 May 11, 2017 Roundtrip Barcelona 10 $800 May 22, 2017 AthensVenice 10 $500 Jul 8, 2017 VeniceBarcelona 10 $800 Sep 19, 2017 Roundtrip Rome 9 $300 Oct 4, 2017 BarcelonaVenice 10 $800DATE FROM/TO NIGHTS SHIPBOARD CREDIT Broadways Carmen Cusack bound for Naples to star in Gulfshore Playhouse world premiere SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYTony Awardnominee Carmen Cusack has been cast for Gulfshore Playhouses world premiere of Do This, a one-woman show by Karen Siff Exkorn, coming to The Norris Center Jan. 7-28. Directed by Tony Awardnominee Sheryl Kaller, the show is produced by Gulfshore Playhouse through special arrangement with Broadway producer Ken Davenport and Davenport Theatricals, LTE. Ms. Cusack who will also perform for Gulfshore Playhouses annual Bubbles, Baubles and Broadway gala in March comes to Naples following her first-ever Broadway role, that of Alice Murphy in Bright Star, for which she received Tony nomination for Best Actress. New York Times writer Charles Isherwood described her performance as simply gorgeous. With music and book by Steve Martin and music and lyrics by Edie Brickell, Bright Star received a nomination for Best Musical. Do This follows one womans journey through marriage, motherhood and a maze of obstacles as she navigates an unexpected life-changing experience. It was a semi-finalist in the Eugene ONeill Theater Centers 2015 National Playwrights Conference. Author of the bestselling book, The Autism Sourcebook: Everything You Need to Know About Diagnosis, Treatment, Coping and Healing From a Mother Whose Child Recovered, Ms. Exkorn is a contributing writer for Huffington Post and Today.com. She has been featured on Good Morning America, the Today show and The View as well as in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. She is also the founder of Speak On, a corporate training company that specializes in presentation skills and media training. Ms. Exkorn will be the keynote speaker at From Bestseller to Broadway, a Gulfshore Playhouse fundraising luncheon set for Monday, Jan. 9, at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. A portion of the afternoons net proceeds will be contributed to New York Collaborates for Autism. Do This>> What: A world premiere starring Carmen Cusak >> Who: Gulfshore Playhouse >> When: Jan. 7-28 (previews Jan. 5-6) >> Where: The Norris Center >> Tickets: Start at $5 ($30 for previews) >> Info: 261-7529 or www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org CUSACK

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 1-7, 2016 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C19 COME FOR THE FOOD, STAY FOR THE SPORTS! Special oers with the purchase of a beverage only. Dine in only.Naples 239-352-4233 Pebblebrooke Plaza, 15215 Collier Blvd # 301 Naples, FL 34119 TUESDAY 1 1 / 2 2 P P RIC E E P P P I I I Z Z Z Z Z A A A All Day MONDAY B B B u u u r r r g g g e e e r r N N igh t t 1/2 lb fresh black Angus with cheese and fries $ $ $ $ 6 6 6 4 4 4 9 9 9 MON-FRIWEEKEND FOOTBALL B B B a b b y y y B B a a a c k Ri b b b s s $9.99With the purchase of a beverage. Dine in only. LUNCH SPECIALAvailable till 3 pm 7 7 c c h h h o o ic e e s s s f f o o r r $ 7 e e a a c h h 7 7 7 7 7 $ $ $ 7 7 7 7 7 NOVEMBER SPECIAL FRIED GROUPER & SHRIMP BASKETServed with creamy cole slaw and fries With the purchase of a beverage. Dine in only. PlusFREE Cup of Chowda when you order the November Special WEDNESDAY B B B U U U U Y Y Y Y O O O O N N N N E E G G G G E E T T O O N N E E ! SIZZLING FAJITAS $4 4 4 M M M M M AR AR A GA GA R RI RI RI RI T TA TA TA S St ar r ti i ti ti ng ng ng a a a t t t t 4 4p 4p m ALL MONTHFREE CUP OF CHOWDAwhen you order the November Special S p ecia l $ $ $ $ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 . 99 99 99 99 9 9 ONLY THURSDAY 1 1 / / 2 2 2 P P P r r r i i i c c c e e W W W i ng s s s 4pm-CloseTHURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL Holiday The Peect Indulgence! Holiday Voucher Sale!Round TripREGULAR $155 WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!$109* GETTING THERE IS HALF THE FUN! Vacation Spot of Pirates, Poets, Presidents, Pay Goers and LIMITED TIME SALE; WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. VOUCHERS ARE VALID TO BE APPLIED TOWARDS ROUNDTRIP TRAVEL FOR TWO YEAR PERIOD JANUARY 1ST, 2017 DECEMBER 31ST, 2018. NON-REFUNDABLE, NOT FOR RESALE, NON-TRANSFERRABLE. NOT APPLICABLE TOWARDS EXISTING PURCHASES. CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH OTHER OFFERS. scott SIMMONS ssimmons@floridaweekly.com Nippon vase porcelain offers a glimpse of another era COLLECTORS CORNERWhere: Dj Vu Design Center, 4086 PGA Blvd. (behind the Shell station just east of Interstate 95), Palm Beach Gardens; (561) 225-1950. Cost: $30 The skinny: I feel like I just bought a work of art, and perhaps I did. This vase, which dates from the first quarter of the 20th century, has an exquisitely detailed seascape in which boats with billowing sails bob in coastal waters. I love the blues and purples and the detail of leaves that frame the picture. This piece was one of a large collection Dj Vu has taken as a consignment. Inside it, I found an $85 price tag thats dated 1997. Thats no doubt what the previous owner paid for the piece and it underscores how much the market for this porcelain has changed. Its too bad, because this 6-inch vase is a treasure, regardless of the price. THE FIND:I love Nippon. Its the name for Japan and its also the name given to porcelain made there between 1891 and 1921. In 1891, the McKinley Tariff Act had required that all goods imported to the United States be marked with country of origin. In 1921, U.S. trade rules changed and required that wares be marked with the country of origin in English, so pieces then were marked Japan. The wares were fanciful and affordable and were made expressly for export to the West and were made using Western production methods. They often dripped with gold trim and were encrusted with elaborate designs. The floral painting was colorful and detailed. But unlike European pieces, which were sold in galleries and fine stores, these pieces were sold in dime stores and budget-friendly department stores, like Sears, Roebuck & Co. and Montgomery Ward. Larkin Soap Co. even used china by Noritake as premiums thats how the Azalea and scenic patterns came to be popular back in the day. There is an especially high degree of detail in the landscapes and seascapes that make up the scenic patterns one has to love the bucolic sunsets and cottages that fill many of these scenes that date from a century ago. They remind me of another time, and that brings a smile.Antiques showsThere are a couple of noteworthy antiques shows: Palm Beach Jewelry Antiques Design This is a major show that will draw dealers from around the world offering the best of the best, Dec. 1-5, Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. VIP Preview 7-10 p.m. Dec. 1 ($125); 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 2-5. $20. www.Pbfallshow.com. The West Palm Beach Antiques Festival Both expo rooms will be open for this show, set for noon-5 p.m. Dec. 2 (early buyer is 9 a.m.-noon), 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 3 and 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at the South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets: $25 early buyer (good all three days; $8 general admission, $7 seniors. Info: www.wpbaf.com or (941) 6977475. Nippon scenic vaseSCOTT SIMMONS / FLORIDA WEEKLYThis 6-inch vase marked Nippon was made in Japan before 1921.

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Find a Location & View Our Menu at www.ribcity.com Tamiami Square Shopping Center: 14700 Tamiami Trail North, Units 19 & 20, Naples(2 miles north of Immokalee Road on the east side of U.S. 41)All Proceeds Bene t Collier County Charities A Ministry of St. Johns Episcopal Church An Upscale ThriftNEW WINTER HOURS 10:00-4:00 Mon-Sat Closed Sunday stjohnsshoppe.com Call (239) 597-9518Shop with us this Holiday Season for your decorating and gift giving needs. VISIT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE St. John's Shoppe, an Upscale Thrift to see what's new! Friends of Opera Naples celebrate the holiday season with Holiday Fun and Cheer on Sunday evening, Dec. 11, at the home of hosts Louise and Larry Ost. The night includes cocktails and buffet dinner, entertainment and festive singing with audience participation. Tickets are $75. RSVP by Dec. 8 by calling 963-9050 or visiting www.operanaples.org. CAPA Cultural and Performing Arts Center hosts its 10th annual gala, Decade of CAPAbilities A Celebration of the Arts, Tuesday, Dec. 13, at the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club. Tickets for $295 include a cocktail reception, entertainment by the Naples Carolers led by vocalist Rebecca Richardson, dinner and a live auction. For reservations or more information, call 775-2800 or visit www.capacenter.org. The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida holds its third annual ladies luncheon on Thursday, Dec. 15, at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. Keynote speaker Louise Borden is the author of The Journey that Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of H.A. and Margret Rey. For more information, call Tim Morrison at 263-9200 or email Tim@holocaustmuseumswfl.org. The fourth annual Visionaries of the Visual Arts awards and benefit dinner presented by the Harmon-Meek Gallery takes place Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club. Featured artist will be internationally acclaimed watercolorist Gary Bukovnik, who is creating floral paintings for the centerpieces. Three individuals will be honored for their contributions to bringing the visual arts to children. Tickets are $175 or $1,500 for a patron table for eight. The event is entir ely underwritten by the gallery, with 100 percent of contributions from tickets, table patrons and program advertising benefitting at-risk youth and childrens art programs in Southwest Florida through the Harmon-Meek Gallery Fund at the Southwest Florida Community Foundation. For more information, email Kristine Meek at kmeek@ harmonmeek.com. Shine up your dancing shoes for the David Lawrence Centers Magical Musical Tour: Dancing Through the Decades, from 6-11 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. The signature event promises a memorable evening of dining, dancing and fundraising in celebration of the centers five decades of serving the mental health and substance abuse needs of our community. The gala committee promises a world-famous band and live entertainment inspired by the 1960s to today, from swing and Motown to rock and disco. Decade-inspired cocktail attire is encouraged. Tickets are $550 ($1,500 for patron tickets that include the patrons party at an Old Naples beachfront home). For more information, call Jennifer Denike at 304-3505 or email jenniferde@dlcmch.com. An Evening in Paris, the 11th annual Wishmakers Ball to benefit Make-AWish Southern Florida, takes place Saturday, Jan. 14, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. Rick and Brenda Brown are co-chairing the gala; honorary chairs are Dr. Thomas and Amy Hale. The affair begins with cocktails and hors doeuvres in the Court of Palms and continues in the ballroom with dinner, a live auction and dancing to The Chase Band. Tickets are $350. Sponsorship packages start at $5,000. For more information, visit www.wishmakersball.net. The Friends of Opera Naples host An Evening in Monte Carlo by Renata Scotto Friday, Jan. 20, at The RitzCarlton Golf Resort. A world-renowned soprano, stage director and teacher, Ms. Scotto performed on the stages of the worlds greatest opera houses for 40 years. Her repertoire included more than 60 roles, and she has a wealth of awards as well as a substantial catalogue of recordings. She performed 26 roles with the Metropolitan Opera and inaugurated the Live from the Met telecast opposite Luciano Pavoratti. With a mix of Princess Grace Kellys glamorous sophistication and Monte Carlos prestigious casinos, the black-tie gala for Opera Naples will offer ticket holders the opportunity to game for luxurious prizes, dine on fine cuisine and enjoy an evening of opera performances. Individual and table reservations range from $350 to $5,000. 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SAVE THE DATE The Shelter for Abused Women & Childrens Gentlemen Against Domestic Violence hold their annual Tailgate Party: Casino Royale starting at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, at Bay Colony Golf Club. Chaired by Bill Villafranco with cochairs Ron Ciesla and John Jordan, this years event will include Vegas-style casino games as well as the traditional golf contests, cocktails, live music and dinner followed by a cigar and scotch lounge. Tickets for $250 can be purchased at www.naplesshelter/tailgate.org. For information about sponsorships, call Tamika Seaton at 775-3862, ext. 217, or email tseaton@naplesshelter.org. The Parkinson Association of SWFL welcomes Rasheda Ali, the daughter of Muhammad Ali, who suffered from Parkinsons disease, as guest speaker at a luncheon Tuesday, Jan. 24, at LaPlaya Beach and Golf Resort. Ms. Alis book, Ill Hold Your Hand So You Won't Fall, was inspired by her father and has been praised by influential sources including Dr. Timothy Johnson, medical editor for ABC News, and Parkinsons advocate Michael J. Fox. Luncheon tickets are $125. For reservations or more information, visit www.pasfi. org/speaker_lunch. Champions for Learning honors community leaders for their support of public education at the annual Night of Champions set for Thursday, Feb. 2, at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. Honorees are recognized for their their impact on the lives of students through mentoring, leadership, collaboration and community involvement with educators and students. The 2016-2017 Night of Champions honorees are: MJ Adams, Della Burt-Bradley, Theo Etzel, Kaleigh Grover, Cindy Helton, Thelma Hodges, Claudine Lger-Wetzel, Andrea and Felix Lluberes, Susan and Wayne Mullican, Sen. Garrett Richter, Joan and Jack Toren, Sharon and Dolph von Arx and Michael Wynn. Tickets are $250, with proceeds benefitting the student programs of Champions For Learning, such as: Take Stock In Children and the Real World Learning Model. Table and event sponsorships are also available. For more information, call Jason Kurek at 643-4755 or email JKurek@ ChampionsForLearning.org. The 2017 American Cancer Society Imagination Ball: Glitz, Glamour & Giving takes place Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Marco Island Marriott Beach Pavilion. BMO Private Bank returns as presenting sponsor for the fourth year. Marco resident Debra Shanahan, whose husband, Dick, died earlier this year of hepatobiliary cancer, is the event chair. New treatments for the type of cancer Mr. Shanahan had are direct results of research funded by the American Cancer Society. The evening will include a cocktail reception, dinner and dancing to music by the Stacey Allison Band along with silent and live auctions. The annual Grado Award will be presented to Jim and Allyson Richards in honor of their contributions to the fight against cancer. For tickets or more information, call 642-8800 or email sue.olszak@cancer.org. The Archangel Fund for Collier County Charities holds its The Art of Giving luncheon Saturday, Feb. 4, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. For 35 years, the fund has supported local charities dedicated to improving the lives of underprivileged people in Collier County and promoted the understanding that generosity to those less fortunate rewards the human spirit, enriches our lives and transforms the world. Guest of honor at the luncheon will be The Right Honourable Countess of Carnarvon, who lives with her family at Highclere Castle, the setting for Downton Abbey. Lady Carnarvon will share stories about life in the castle and the history it and its gardens. Copies of her books will be available for purchae, and a selection of items from Highclere will be included in the silent auction. Tickets for $300 are available by calling 262-0353 or by visiting www.artofgivingnaples.org. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. The Naples Cat Alliance holds its fifth annual Hats for Cats ladies luncheon and shopping extravaganza from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at a private club in Port Royal. Prizes will be awarded for the Most Creative and Most Glamorous chapeaux. Tickets are $95, and table sponsorships are available. For more information, call 370-2437 or (508) 361-9160. The Southwest Florida 2017 Heart Ball to benefit the American Heart Association is set for 6-11 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa. Jeff and Liz Allbritten are cochairing the gala. Mr. Allbritten has served as president of Florida SouthWestern State College since 2012; Mrs. Allbritten retired in 2014 after serving for nearly six years as executive director of The Immokalee Foundation. Prior to that, she was vice president for Take Stock in Children for The Education Foundation of Collier County. Tickets to the Heart Ball are $500, and numerous sponsorships are available. For more information, call Kaleigh Rodden at the AHA at 495-4912 or email kaleigh.rodden@heart.org. The second annual Foolin Around in the Garden: Fantasy + Fortune | Frolic + Fun to benefit Naples Botanical Garden takes place Saturday, April 1, at the Garden, starting at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails and entertainment in the Chabraja Visitor Center followed by dinner, dancing and diversions at 7:30 p.m. under a tent and on the Sustaining Leadership Council Event Plaza. Chairs of the event are Mary Ann and Bill Bindley. Tickets start at $550. Sponsorships that include a table for 10 range from $5,500 to $10,000. For more information, visit www.naplesgarden.org. Email details about your charity gala or fundraising soiree to Cindy Pierce at cpierce@floridaweekly.com.The Right Honourable Countess of Carnarvon

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C22 WEEK OF DECEMBER 1-7, 2016 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY SUNDAYDecember 4th 2016 10-4 pmFREE ADMISSIONMARCO ISLAND The Only Naples Restaurant Where Fresh Seafood is Flown in Daily From New England! CHEF BILLS LUNCH SPECIALSLUNCH SERVED 11:004:00Lunch Caprese & Avocado Salad $11Sliced tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, fresh avocado, basil olive oil and sweet balsamic glaze Garlic and Bacon Burger $10 Our homemade Angus burger topped with garlic butter, bacon strips, lettuce, tomato and onions served with fries and a pickle Hot Dogs and Beans $8Twin hot dogs served with baked beans and a pickleMexican Flat Bread $9Grilled atbread topped with marinara sauce, cheese, sliced jalapenos, onions and fresh cilantro ASK OUR SERVERS ABOUT OUR NIGHTLY DINNER SPECIALS! HOURS Sun-Thu 11am-9pm Fri-Sat 11am-9:30pm 4221 East Tamiami Trail, Naples 239.455.5111billssteakandseafood.com Not responsible for typographical errors. Specials good December 1-3. SUN-WED FEATURE $21.99Two 1-pound Maine lobsters served with corn on the cob and drawn butter (Twin lobsters cant be split) CHEF BILLS WEEKLY FEATURESSurf and Turf Dinner for Two $79.9932 oz. bone-in Tomahawk steak served with 2 1-pound Maine lobsters served with chowder, salad, baked potato and veggies Twin Lobsters $28.99Two 1-pound Maine lobsters served with a cup of NE clam chowder, corn on the cob and drawn butterLobster Dinner for Two $89.99Two 2pound Maine lobsters served with chowder, salad, corn on the cob and baked potatoes The only thing you can buy that truly makes you richer is the gift of travel.Lee McCarthy, President Happy Holidays!36 Ninth Street South, Naples, FL 34102 239.434.6533/thirdstreetsouth.com Over 60 Vendors Directly on ThirdSaturday Mornings from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m.Stroll & Shop from Broad Street South to 13th Avenue SouthComedy, mystery, romance converge in A Christmas Cactus on MarcoThe Marco Players 42nd season continues with A Christmas Cactus on select dates through Dec. 18 at Marco Town Center Mall. Showtime is 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Comedy, mystery and romance converge on Christmas Eve for private investigator Cactus ORiley. Annie Rosemond directs playwright Eliot Byerrums story about the sassy PI whos suffering the holiday blues as she solves mysteries, delivers small miracles and takes a second chance on love and sleuthing. As might be expected, goodwill and justice triumph. Shelley Gothard stars as Cactus. Erik Olson, Marilyn Hilbert, Alex Costello and Kevin Kenneally round out the cast. The Marco Players season continues with The Second Time Around Jan. 4-22. The play by Henry Denker is about two senior citizens plan to live together without marrying, sending their adult children into nervous fits. Tickets are $28 and $30. Visit the box office in Marco Town Center Mall, call 642-7270 or go to www.themarcoplayers.com. Visit the website and join the mailing list or follow the company on Facebook to keep up with the latest from behind the curtain. Womens Cultural AllianceThank You to Our Sponsors Tuesday, December 13 11:30am 2:30pm Luncheon Thursday, January 5 11:30am 2:30pm Luncheon Thursday, January 19 2:00 4:00pm Mini-Concert Thursday, January 1 9 2:00 4:00pm M i n i -Concer t Kate Siegel & mom Kim Friedman Jesse Itzler Steve Katz T hursday, January 5 1 1:30am 2:30pm Lunc h eon J esse Itz l e r Tuesday, December 13 11:30am 2:30pm Lunc h eo n Kate Siege l & mom Kim Frie d man Three Jewish Book Festival events people will be talking about for months! All three events take place at the Hilton Naples (complimentary valet parking). 2nd Annual 12 Events 20 Authors 1 Mom December 13, 2016 March 13, 2017 For info on the 20 authors, books, tickets & more: www.JewishBookFestival.org 239.263.4205

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 1-7, 2016 C23 Visit HootersFlorida.com for More Details!Friday Dec. 16thHooters Ft. Myers @ 12n Hooters Cape Coral @ 7pmSaturday Dec. 17thHooters Naples @ 12n Hooters Port Charlotte @ 5pm Mark Your Calendar for the2017 Hooters Calendar TourGet Your 2017 Hooters Calendar Signed By the Calendar Girls! MAKE IT HOOTERS FOR THE HOLIDAYS!Call Today to Book Your Holiday Party! Sable RobbertCover Girl 239.591.3837 799 Walkerbilt Road, Naples, Florida 34110 BayHouseNaples.com Bloody Mary Pitchers & Endless Mimosas Sunday Brunch on the River 10:30am-2pm The Claw Bar Daily 4pm The Dining Room Daily 5pm THIS WEEK ON WGCUTVTHURSDAY, DEC. 1, 8 P.M. Andre Rieu: Waltzing Forever Andre Rieu hosts an evening of music in a medieval town square in the Netherlands, engaging the crowds with vocalists, dancers and the 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra. FRIDAY, DEC. 2, 10:30 P.M. The Last Waltz See Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell, Neil Diamond, Eric Clapton and others perform with The Band in the 1978 Martin Scorsese film. SATURDAY, DEC. 3, 8 P.M. Magic Moments: The Best of s Pop Mary Lou Metzger, Phyllis McGuire and Pat Boone host this concert of 1950s pop music recording legends that was taped in Atlantic Citys Trump Taj Mahal. SUNDAY, DEC. 4, 11 P.M. Motown 25: Yesterday, Today and Forever A 1983 salute to Motown on its silver anniversary reunites the Jackson 5, Diana Ross and the Supremes (Cindy Birdsong and Mary Wilson), the Four Tops, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, and the Temptations. MONDAY, DEC. 5, 8 P.M. Rhythm and Blues 4: A Soul Spectacular Together here are legendary artists of the 1960s and 1970s: Ben E. King and The Drifters, Jerry Butler reuniting with The Impressions for the first time since 1958, as well as The Isley Brothers, Percy Sledge, Eddie Holman, Little Anthony & The Imperials, The ChiLites and many more. TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 8 P.M. The Highwaymen Live at Nassau Coliseum Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson perform at Long Islands Nassau Coliseum in 1990. The set includes Big River, Me and Bobby McGee and Always on My Mind. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 10 P.M. Eat Fat, Get Thin with Dr. Mark Hyman Many of us have long been told that fat makes us fat, contributes to heart disease, and generally erodes our health. Now a growing body of research is debunking our fat-phobia. Andre Rieu: Waltzing Forever, Dec. 1 Magic Moments: The Best of s Pop, Dec. 3 Step Up In at AGOSTINOS Call Today! 239.594.3037Visit our new website at agostinos.com Also visit: interiorsbyagostinos.comFINE FURNITURE. ART GALLERY. DESIGN STUDIO. ACCESSORIES & BOTANICALS LIGHTING FURNITURE UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE MIRRORS & WALL ART OIL PAINTINGS Complimentary Interior Design We provide our clients with a personal and intimate design experience.

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Kurzweil, creator of Flying Couch: A Graphic Memoir. This is a free event for the first 50 festival ticket holders who request seats. Ms. Kurzweils coming of age as a young Jewish artist weaves into the narrative of her mother, a therapist, and her Bubbe, a World War II survivor who escaped from the Warsaw Ghetto by disguising herself as a gentile. Captivated by Bubbes story, Amy turns to her sketchbooks to preserve and record the past, teaching herself to draw as a way to cope with what she discovers. 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, at Beth Tikvah: Holocaust narratives are featured when the festival welcomes Robert P. Watson, author of The Nazi Titanic, and Josh Aronson, author of Orchestra of Exiles (and producer-director of the highly acclaimed film of the same name). Mr. Watson tells of the checkered history of a majestic German ocean liner that was rescued from mothballs to play the part of the Titanic in a Nazi propaganda film. Mr. Aronson tells the uplifting tale of Bronislaw Huberman, the Israel Philharmonic and the 1,000 Jews he saved from Nazi horrors. Sponsored by the Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida. 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, at Beth Tikvah: Sports interest ties together presentations by authors Gary Belsky and Jeffrey A. Margolis. Mr. Belskys On the Origins of Sports sets out to explain why and how sports have become so important to us. To that end, he gathers the original rules, history and miscellany of the worlds 21 most popular sports. Mr. Margolis takes a more specialized focus with Violence in Sports: Victory at What Price? He discusses the issues related to manifestations of violent behavior in sports at all levels of competition and the effect of this violence on society in general. 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, at Beth Tikvah: Montreal native Judy Batalions White Walls is the poignant memoir of her trials negotiating the messiness of motherhood and the indelible marks that mothers and daughters make on each others lives. Israel native Noa Baums A Land Twice Promised delves into the heart of one of the worlds most enduring and complex conflicts. With honesty, compassion and humor, Ms. Baums deeply personal memoir recounts her journey from girlhood in Israel to her adult encounter with the other. Sponsored by the Collier/Lee Chapter of Hadassah. 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, at the Jewish Federation of Collier County: Steven Gaines One of These Things First is a wry and poignant reminiscence of a gay Jewish teen in 1960s Brooklyn whose lifes path takes him from behind a rack of dresses in his grandmothers bra and girdle store to Manhattans fabled Payne Whitney Psychiatric Clinic. Julie Tarneys My Son Wears Heels begins when 2-year-old Harry tells her, Inside my head Im a girl. Did she need to set limits to her sons self-expression? Could she do the right thing? What was the right thing? Sponsored by the Naples chapter of PFLAG. 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 27, at the Hilton Naples: A breakfast program with Ina Pinkney sponsored by JFCS of Southwest Florida and U.S. Bank. Ms. Pinkney recently closed her fabled Chicago breakfast restaurant. Now, the favorite dishes that thousands came to love at Inas are showcased, along with her memories, in the first paperback edition of her newly retitled book, Inas Kitchen: Taste Memories and Recipes from the Breakfast Queen. 1 p.m. Thursday, March 2, at Beth Tikvah: In Victoria Kellys Mrs. Houdini, before escape artist Harry Houdini died, he vowed he would find a way to speak to his beloved wife Bess from beyond the grave using a coded message known only to the two of them. In Jennifer Browns Modern Girls, dutiful daughter Dottie, living with her Yiddish-speaking parents on the Lower East Side, after a single careless night finds herself in a family way by a charismatic but unsuitable man. Martha Hall Kellys Lilac Girls is inspired by the life of a real World War II heroine. This remarkable novel reveals the power of unsung women to change history in their quest for love, fr eedom, and second chances. All three are the writers debut novels. 1 p.m. Monday, March 13, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Greater Naples: Eric Golubs Jewish Lunacy provides stories that take seriously the truly significant realities of life God, family and relationships while finding in them reasons and occasions for laughter. William Novak, co-creator of the Big Book of Jewish Humor, offers Die Laughing, a laugh-out-loud look at growing older that makes fun of memory loss, marriages, medicine, sex, the afterlife and much more. Sponsored by Naples Jewish Congregation. In addition to the individual event sponsors mentioned above, Florida Weekly, Barnes & Noble and the Hilton Naples have provided significant sponsorship support. For a complete schedule of events, ticket information, venue locations, author bios and book synopses, visit www.jewishbookfestival.org. For questions and general information, call 263-4205 or email fedstar18@gmail. com. Phil Jason is co-chair of the second annual Collier County Jewish Book Festival. C24 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 1-7, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYMs. Hilderbrand is a New York Times best-selling author of 17 novels, including Winter Street and Heres to Us. Her 18th and most recent novel, Winter Storms, is the third and final book in the Winter Street trilogy. A former editor and writer for National Geographic magazine, Ms. Millard is the author of the The New York Times bestsellers, The River of Doubt and Destiny of the Republic. Her work has also appeared in Time Magazine, Washington Post Book World and the New York Times Book Review. Her most recent book, Hero of the Empire, is based on Winston Churchills little-known exploits during the Boer War. Ms. Numeroff is the acclaimed childrens author of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. A series of 16 titles followed the contemporary classic, selling more than 15 million copies worldwide. Her recent book, Raising a Hero, is the first of the Work for Biscuits illustrated series for children. The book supports Canine Companions for Independence, a nonprofit organization providing assistance dogs to children, adults and veterans with disabilities. Tickets to the Florida Celebration of Reading are $250. Sponsorships are available and include exclusive events, such as a private luncheon with members of the Bush family and guest authors, a VIP reception and preferred seating at the reading event and dinner. Major 2017 Florida Celebration of Reading partners include Prudential, State Farm, Publix Super Markets Charities, Mosaic, Florida Lottery and AT&T. For more information about Celebration of Reading or to purchase tickets, visit www.BarbaraBush.org/events. MILLARD NUMEROFF READINGFrom page 3BOOK FESTFrom page 3 WATSON PINKNEY at r s. r y n d s s d of n a Blood, Sweat, and My Rock n Roll Years: Is Steve Katz a Rock Star? by author Steve Katz.

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 1-7, 2016 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C25SUE HUFF / COURTESY PHOTOS COURTESY PHOTOS Like us on Facebook.com/NaplesFloridaWeekly to see more photos. We take more society and business networking photos at area e vents than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and business networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. Email them to cpierce@ oridaweekly.com. SOCIETYNCH Hospital Ball at The Ritz-Carlton raises $1 million 1. Penny Harris, Trish Clausen, Nancy Goldszak, Pat Keip and Nancy Sarafian 2. John Sfakianos and Michele Sfakianos 3. Jim Henderson and Nan Henderson 4. Karen Barnes and Lynn Grewe 5. Melissa Wolf and Gisela Estrada 6. Brenda Devaney and Laura Swanson 7. Maria Lian and Jennifer Klonowski 8. Kim Hagins, Samantha TierneyWeaver and Marla Threlkeld 9. Colleen McLain, Leigh Dally and Kendall Klein 10. J.R. Nocera, Laurie Nocera, Laura Taylor, Rio DeArmond and Rob Wilson 1 1 8 8 9 9 2 2 5 5 3 3 6 6 4 4 7 7 10The seventh annual Sip & Sample for Friends of Foster Children Forever 1. Jay Baker, Patty Baker and Stephen Schwartz 2. Dr. Pia Myers is congratulated upon being NCH Physician of the Year. 3. Susan Jones, Dr. Paul Jones and Dr. Pia Myers 4. Bob Stucker, Mariann MacDonald, Dr. Allen Weiss, Susan Jones and Dr. Paul Jones 5. Dancing to the band Blonde Ambition 6. John Allen and Rebecca Allen 7. Sharon von Arx, Dolph von Arx, Diana Richter and Sen. Garrett Richter 8. Stephanie Jones, Dr. Paul Jones, Nathan Jones, Andrew Jones and Susan Jones 9. Ted Schumacher, Ali Dekelbaum and Justin Dekelbaum

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 1-7, 2016 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 Bayfront Phenix Salon Suites | 412 Bayfront Place Suite 123, Naples, FL 34102 | 239-777-6435 $10UNIT BOTOX $400 ALL FILLERSHoliday Special Gift Certificates Available!Great Gift For The Holidays & Special Occasions COURTESY PHOTOS Like us on Facebook.com/NaplesFloridaWeekly to see more photos. We take more society and business networking photos at area e vents than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and business networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. Email them to cpierce@ oridaweekly.com. SOCIETYRock for the Paws at The Ritz-Carlton for Humane Society Naples 1. Diane Whiting and Cher 2. Models with event chair Philip Douglas 3. Karen McDaniel and Emma 4. Joan Sabatino gets a kiss from Ralph 5. Jay Baker and Patty Baker with Kizzie, Ann Scott and Gnoi Corbin 6. Rex 7. Karen Welsh 8. Sue Pinky Benson and Meredith Bond 9. Lorie Sardelli and Matthew Kritis 10. Marilyn Hellman and Mia 3 4 5 7 8 9 6 2 1 3 10 3 4 3 3 Sonya Sawyer and Paris

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C28 WEEK OF DECEMBER 1-7, 2016 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 1186 Third Street South, Naples For Reservations, Please Call 239.263.19551290 Third Street South, Naples BarbatellaNaples.comSomething New. Something Classic. $12.95 Includes a Glass of House Red or White Wine Half Price Cocktails, Beer & Wine by the Glass $29.95 Appetizer, Entree & Dessert C E L L E E E B B R R A A T T I O O O N N N Gulfcoast Inn Club Sushi Fujiyama Harolds Place T T T H H U R R S D D D A Y Y Y D D E E C E E M M B B E R 8 8 , 2 0 0 1 1 6 6 6 6 : 0 0 0 0 0 P P . M T T T O O 8 : 0 0 0 P M M S Se e rv v v v in g Ti ny y B B i t es es & & & D D D ri n n k s s 2555 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, Florida 34103 239.261.4332 Give the gift of a great night out & Stay Off The Pub Naples Mercato ExperiencethePub.com For everyone whos over leftovers (and who isnt?), Naples Restaurant Week comes to the rescue with a variety of prix-fixe, three-course meals showcasing chef-created dishes that havent been repurposed into turkey sandwiches, turkey soup or turkey tetrazzini. Kicking off Thursday, Dec. 1, and running through Sunday, Dec. 11, 27 participating restaurants invite diners to fill up by ordering from their special Naples Restaurant Week menus for just $35. A portion of the weeks proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County. This is an affordable way for people to celebrate fine dining, organizer Guy Clarke says. For people who might not go into high-end places as often, to get a three-course meal for $35 is exciting. Also, its a great time to get into these establishments before the crush of season we know is coming. Among the offerings: Short rib ravioli as an entree at Ciao Ristoriante; butternut squash and apple salad as an appetizer at T-Michaels Steak & Lobster House; a bonus amuse-bouche with any prix-fixe item at Lamoraga; and Argentinean flan with crispy caramel for dessert at El Gaucho Inca Bistro Naples. In addition to the above establishments, Restaurant Week Naples participating restaurants are: 1500 South, AZN Asian Cuisine, Barbatella, Bayside Seafood Grill & Bar, Bleu Provence, Caf Alfredo, Caf & Bar Lucat, Campiello, Citrus Seafood, Coopers Hawk Winery & Restaurant, Continental, DAmico & Sons, HBs on the Gulf, Martin Fierro Restaurant, Masa, Real Seafood Co., Ridgway Bar & Grill, Ristorante Ciao, Sea Salt, Shulas, Tartine & Tartelette, The Catch of the Pelican and The Local. Some of the restaurants have $45 and $55 prix-fixe menus for diners to consider as well. For complete menus from all of the restaurants or for more information, visit www.naplesrestaurantweek.com. Attention soup lovers: Your day is almost here. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, The Bower School of Music & The Arts at FGCU hosts its Pottery Sale and Empty Bowls Lunch at the university Arts Complex. For $15, guests can select a handmade bowl sculpted by the schools art students, fill them up with their choice of soups provided by area restaurants and take their new stew receptacle home. Empty Bowls unites potters, restaurants and food banks to address hunger in communities around the country. Proceeds from lunch tickets at the FGCU event will benefit Interfaith Charities of South Lee, a food bank based in Estero. An additional sale of student pottery CUISINE NEWSAn entre of filet and foie gras is on the menu at Catch of the Pelican at Naples Grande Beach Resort for Naples Restaurant Week.

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 1-7, 2016 C29 New Years Eve Dinner PartyJoin us in Celebration of our Silver Year of Culinary Excellence Celebrating 25 Years 1585 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 5, Naples, Florida 34109 LUNCH/MONSAT 11:30 to to to 11 Watch the Ball Drop with Balloon Drop at Midnight $100 Per PersonIncludes: (Sushi Not Included in Dinner Party Special) MAKE RESERVATIONS NOW! Experience the Difference Good Taste Makes.MondayThursday 11:30am9:00pm 1427 Pine Ridge Road, #105, Naples True Neapolitan Pizza and Authentic Italian Food on !One per table. Not to be used on lunch specials or happy hour or other offers. Expires 12/31/16. !Not to be used with other offers or lunch specials. Expires 12/31/16. pieces will help the schools art department purchase supplies and provide afterschool art programs for area youth. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. Participating restaurants include: BJs Brewhouse, Carrabbas, Connors Steak & Seafood, Foxboro Sports Tavern, Hilton Garden Grille, Shoeless Joes Sports Caf and Teds Montana Grill. Students in the FGCU Science of Cooking class will provide a vegan option, and the universitys executive chef, James Fraser, is creating an original brothy concoction for the occasion. For more information, call 590-7229 or email pfay@fgcu.edu. Chops City Grill hosts a Prohibition-themed party to kick off tourist season the evening of Saturday, Dec. 3. Guests are encouraged to wear Gatsbyinspired costumes and enjoy 20 percent off all the restaurants new craft cocktails. 837 Fifth Ave. S. 262-4677 or www. gr8food.net. The Naples Grande Beach Resort and Saks Fifth Avenue team up for a glamorous Sunday beauty brunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at the resorts Catch of the Pelican restaurant. Guests can indulge in fashion tips, mini-makeovers, mini facials, fragrance matching and more with the department stores favorite luxury brands. The cost of $51.68 includes a brunch buffet and one cocktail. 227-2182 or www.naplesgrande.com. Dress for Success Southwest Florida hosts a Haute Holiday Tea with a plated brunch, specialty teas, silent auction and live jazz from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point. $100 per person, $850 for a group of ten. 689-4992 or www. dfsswflorida.org. Sea Salt hosts a lunch with Dr. David Pearlmutter, au thor of Grain Brain, at noon on Tuesday, Dec. 6. $75 per person includes a copy of the doctors Grain Brain Whole Life Plan. 1186 Third St. S. 434-7258 or www.seasaltnaples.com. Naples Art Association pairs glass sculptor Conrad Williams with decorated Chef Bob Schultz for an evening of art with fine dining starting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, at NAA headquarters at 585 Park St. Cost is $125. 262-6517 or www.naplesart.org. Bleu Provence now serves brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Sunday, with an a la carte menu featuring fresh fruitvegetable juice blends, sophisticated egg dishes, cheese plates, traditional French entrees and more. 1234 Eighth St. S. 261-8239 or www.bleuprovencenaples. com. HBs on the Gulf at Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club recently unveiled new options on its lunch and dinner menus. Among the offerings: PEI curry mussels, pork shank bucatini, short rib grilled cheese and alligator sausage. 4354347 or naplesbeachhotel.com. Email food and dining news to Lindsey Nesmith at lnesmith@floridaweekly.com. CUISINE NEWS FISHRESTAURANT At FISH, the quality of our food stands for itself!More than just FISH SUNTHU LUNCH: :AM-PM DINNER: THE VILLAGE ON VENETIAN BAY Gulf Shore Boulevard North, Naples, Florida LUNCH | DINNER

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C30 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 1-7, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY (800) 246-1129 www.bluecapitalcleaning.comOffice Cleanings | Construction Cleanup | Floor Care SHINEMaking You Each industry has unique standards and requires custom cleaning services. Blue Capital Cleaning provides a wide array of options to ensure a sanitized, safe work environment under any condition. 2700 IMMOKALEE ROAD, NAPLES 239.597.5013 RUSTYSRAW.COMLaid Back & Local! $6.99 EXPRESS LUNCH SPECIALSMONDAY-THURSDAY 11 A.M. TO 2 P.M.FISH & CHIPS RUSTY BURGER CHARGRILLED CHICKEN SANDWICH BEANS & RICE CAESAR SALAD TUNA SALAD SANDWICH $10.99 BABY BACKWEDNESDAYAVAILABLE ALL DAYOne pound baby back rack rubbed in our house blend of sweet and smoke, then with our open pit BBQ sauce for what we think will be the best ribs in Southwest Florida! Served with fries and coleslaw. WE HAVE SOMETHING TO SATISFY TASTEBUDS! PAST REPASTSHere are some capsule summaries of previous restaurant reviews:A Table Apart, 4295 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs, 221-8540Hawaiian chef Jeff Acol and his French wife, Jessica, are devoted to serving only sustainable seafood and naturally raised meats, but thats only one of the characteristics that sets them apart. Their menu reflects a union of diverse influences, blending cuisines, flavors and techniques in uncommon ways. An appetizer of escargot, for instance, is inspired by Philippine adobo, so the snails are bathed in coconut milk seasoned with vinegar and soy sauce with hints of kaffir lime. The culinary commingling continues with Hawaiian teabraised pork tucked into Mexican quesadillas and fried whole snapper over soba. The pommes frites are a must, whether or not you order them laced with truffle oil. A flat-iron steak crusted with house-smoked blue cheese boasts a delicious balsamic tomato sauce. Save room for house-made desserts of Okinawa sweet potato pie or passion fruit cheesecake. Beer and wine served. Food:Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed September 2016Bar Tulia, 462 Fifth Ave. S., Naples; 228-7606Bar Tulia is chef Vincenzo Bertulias gastropub where you can dine on small plates, pizzas, house-made sausage and other items that appeal to the creative chef in a rustic yet hip atmosphere. Even the drinks are creative. The pigalle is a refreshing blend of St. Germain elderflower liqueur, prosecco, soda and lemon, while the Hurricane has three kinds of rum, passion fruit, bitters, grenadine and lime. Graze your way through the menu as we did: a generous plate of fresh ceviche; grilled octopus on greens and fingerling potatoes; a perfectly rendered pizza with housemade mozzarella and tomato sauce with fresh basil; grilled house sausage atop stewed white beans; deviled eggs with smoked trout roe; and a full-sized entre of salmon with roasted carrots and beets. For dessert try the Sicilian waffle with caramelized bananas and maple bourbon almond truffle. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed May 2015Jimmy Ps Charred, 1833 Tamiami Trail N., Naples; 643-6238Jimmy Ps Butcher Shop & Deli has long been the place where discerning chefs acquire their meats. Now those meats star at an adjoining steakhouse that offers an exemplary dining experience in a down-to-earth atmosphere. Chef Chris Degenova not only knows his way around meat, he makes his own burrata, focaccia, pasta, sauces and desserts. He also knows how to handle seafood. Dinner began with focaccia served with mascarpone mixed with Bing cherries, thyme and butter. An exquisite tuna tartare was topped with truffle cream, quail egg, shoestring potatoes, shaved black truffles and edible flowers. A salad with burrata, heirloom tomatoes, golden beets, shaved black truffles, edible flowers and basil citrique was also excellent. The surf and turf consisted of a 6-ounce Wagyu petite filet mignon and 6-ounce lobster tail, both of which were perfectly cooked and delicious. And it came with grilled asparagus and mashed potatoes. A nightly special pasta with lobster, crab and black and white truffles was superb. Lemon goat-cheese meringue with graham crust and wild berry coulis was a perfect finish. Food:Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed December 2015 MidTown Kitchen + Bar, 2110 Ninth St. N., Naples; 908-6558Veteran restaurateur Michael Hernandez has created yet another inviting establishment. The hip MidTown Kitchen + Bar is much like his HobNob Kitchen but with a parking lot. Whether you want to sit in the bar, at big booths in the dining room, outside or at a communal table, its all there along with a staff of well-trained servers to deliver beverages and a goodly assortment of plates that run the gamut from virtuously vegetarian to confirmed carnivore. Coldwater black mussels with spicy curry, lemongrass and coconut milk could have been warmer but were tasty nonetheless, served with pita triangles for sopping up the delicious sauce. Crispy chicken thighs with cashews and kung pao sauce were also good. The vegetarian plate featured faro, roasted Brussels sprouts, baby bok choy, carrots and sweet potatoes. Even meat lovers would enjoy this hearty platter. The $28 lobster roll was pricey but large and delicious, served with sweet potato fried sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed June 2016 Thai Thai Noodle Bar, 6438 Naples Blvd., Naples; 591-1122 Its changed names a few times Sumo Sushi Sake and Benja Sushi most recently but Thai Thai Noodle Bar takes the little cafs offerings up a notch. Its 19 variations on hearty Thai noodle soup filled with veggies and meat or seafood are great additions to sushi and other conventional fare. The staff is exceptionally friendly and warm. The gyo moo daeng was a huge and delicious bowl with roasted pork, wontons, Chinese kale, cabbage, scallions and bits of fried garlic in a savory broth. Fresh spring rolls contained big shrimp, cucumber, lettuce and herbs served with a warm peanut sauce and sweet chili sauce. A red dragon sushi roll was equally good, containing shrimp tempura, asparagus and masago with scallions and avocado topped with tuna, eel sauce and spicy mayo. From the Thai menu, the jumbo shrimp with garlic sauce contained perfectly cooked shrimp with vegetables and a lively sauce. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed September 2016 Prince Edward Island Mussels50% OFF Regular Price Only $1.99/lb.Must present coupon. While supplies last. Good through 12/08/16.Sterling Meritage750 mlFree With $60 Grocery OrderExcluding tobacco products. Must present coupon. While supplies last. Good through 12/08/16.Florida Made & DeliciousMangrove Island Vinaigrettes$3.99/ea.Must present coupon. While supplies last. Good through 12/08/16.

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 1-7, 2016 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C31 700 Fifth Avenue South, Naples, Florida 34102 239.659.7008 Visit www.VerginaRestaurant.com For Our Menu Choose Vergina CALL 239.659.7008 TO RESERVE YOUR TABLEGift Cards Available Open for Dinner Dec. 25th & Jan. 1st TWO HAPPY DINNERS $34.95TWO MAIN COURSES & A BOTTLE OF WINE Offered 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Every DayFeaturing Local Seafood & Florida Fresh Produce. Add House or Caesar Salad $5. Add Preferred Liquor at Happy Hour Price. CUISINE REVIEWBreakfast rules at EJs Bayfront but lunch is darned good, tooNaples is blessed with a number of great breakfast-lunch spots: Patrics, Another Broken Egg, Skillets and Trail Caf, to name just a few. Perhaps its less obvious, but another first-rate purveyor of the days earlier meals is EJs Bayfront Caf, tucked into Bayfront between Roys and the new St. Germain Steakhouse (formerly Stoneys). Owned and operated by chef Eric J. Becker, it offers a great many of the usual suspects diners want when they head out for a hearty breakfast: biscuits and gravy, omelets and benedicts, waffles, scrambles and skillets, for instance. For lunch there are panini and wraps, soups and salads, burgers, sandwiches and even hot dogs. Mr. Becker is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in St. Louis and has worked in some upscale establishments in that city as well. He has talents and imagination that extend beyond basic bacon and eggs and that show up on the plate. Theres the Chunky Monkey Waffle Platter, with waffles that contain macadamias, chocolate chips, nuts and pineapple, plus eggs and sausage, bacon or ham; an omelet with grilled corn beef hash, onions, mushrooms and cheddar; spinach salad with strawberries, mandarin oranges, onions, candied walnuts, craisins and feta; a black bean veggie burger with homemade salsa; and homemade turkey chili. A signature dish and one you absolutely should not pass up is the banana-stuffed French toast ($11.25 with eggs and sausage, bacon or ham, or $7.25 for the toast alone). Enrique, our accommodating server, told us the toast has won Best Dessert two years running at Taste of Collier. Although it isnt technically a dessert, its easy to see why. Its made from thick slices of challah that are stuffed with just-ripe bananas, rolled in cinnamon and sugar and lightly fried to a perfect golden hue and served with syrup. We shared an a la carte order, and Im fairly certain both of us were sorry we hadnt ordered our own. But theres so much to sample on the menu that we had to set some limits. My companion chose the smoked salmon plate ($12.95), which was an artfully crafted pla tter of buttery rich smoked salmon accompanied by large slices of ripe tomato, red onion, disks of cucumber, hard-boiled egg, capers, cream cheese and a toasted bagel. While the bagel was just average (not as dense and chewy as I like them), it was tough enough to handle the load of goodies piled on it. The salmon was exceptionally tender and flavorful without being overly salty. The produce was crisp and fresh. Together everything formed a wonderful combination. From the panini options, I tried one with chicken and baby mozzarella ($10.95). Like the salmon platter it was generously portioned, with grilled chicken, caramelized onions, tomatoes, cheese and pesto mayo piled on and spilling out the sides. It was so abundant I had to resort to a fork and knife but my efforts were well rewarded. The chicken was warm and moist, and all the other ingredients added wonderful layers of flavor and texture, making it a very satisfying sandwich. Panini (and sandwiches, wraps, etc.) come with a choice of fries, fruit, pasta salad, potato salad or cole slaw. For an extra $1, you can substitute a cup of soup or side salad. The cup of potato salad held big chunks of spuds and hardboiled eggs, crunchy celery and a wellseasoned creamy dressing. As much as wed have liked to, we couldnt sample the smoothies, although they looked great. The coffee was fresh and hot and, judging from the extensive amount of equipment in the small caf devoted to making coffee, its clear the management takes it seriously. The indoor seating is limited as the room has a large counter piled with glass cake domes filled with fresh-baked goods, loads of condiments and various knick knacks and theres the aforementioned coffee bar area. But the room is bright and cheerful and on Black Friday just before noon, it was full except for a couple of seats at the counter. Outdoor seating starts in front of the caf and wraps around into a covered walkway that leads to the entrance to the condos above the commercial space. It can get loud in there as voices tend to bounce off the hard walls but it isnt deafening, even when most of the tables are occupied. Service is efficient and friendly. The servers and expediters were uniformly on the ball and kept our meal flowing smoothly. For a delicious start to the day, I recommend making a trip to EJs for a bountiful breakfast and/or lunch. And dont forget the banana-stuffed French toast. karenFELDMANcuisine@floridaweekly.com EJs Bayfront Caf>> Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. every day >> Reservations: No >> Credit cards: Accepted >> Price range: Breakfast (served all day), $6.95-$12.95; lunch, $9.25-$12.95 >> Beverages: Freshly squeezed fruit juice, smoothies, serious coffee, milk shakes, champagne and mimosas >> Seating: At tables or the counter indoors, outside on pet-friendly patio >> Specialties of the house: Breakfast and lunch >> Volume: Moderate to high >> Parking: Free lot >> Website: www.ejsbayfrontcafe.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 469 Bayfront Place, Naples; 353-4444SuperbNoteworthyGoodFairPoor KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYBanana-stuffed French toast is a not-to-bemissed signature dish at EJs Bayfront Caf. The counter at EJs is cheery and welcoming, a great spot to perch for a quick but tasty meal. A panini filled with grilled chicken, baby mozzarella, caramelized onions, tomatoes and pesto mayo requires a knife and fork to eat. The smoked salmon platter at EJs is everything it should be.

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New homes and new amenities continue to be unveiled at Lely Resort, winner of seven Community of the Year Awards from the Collier Building Industry Association. This fall, Stock Development is nearing sell out of the legendary community and residents and guests will notice several new additions. Stock has added new lifestyle amenities with the debut of The Players Room at the award-winning Players Club & Spa. On the residential front, Stock has released for sale another building at Signature Club, one of the final two neighborhoods of coach homes that will be built at Lely Resort. Lely has been one of the Naples real estate markets biggest success stories for more than a decade and we pride ourselves on addressing the changing needs of our residents and providing them with the best possible amenities, said Brian Stock, CEO of Stock Development, the developer of Lely Resort Stock. The Players Room is a wonderful addition to an amenity complex that has won numerous Best Clubhouse Awards over the past 10 years. The Players Club & Spa is located adjacent to Signature Club. According to Stock, each coach home building at Signature Club offers four residences. The neighborhood features an array of stunning lake and golf course views across The Classics Championship Golf Course and the new building offers the longest lake views available. These homes offer extraordinary value with numerous standard features that are upgrades in similar homes. Two furnished models are open and prices for inventory homes begin at $460,170. Signature Club is a beautiful neighborhood of coach homes that live like single-family residences, said Stock. This new building offers a premium location with amazing water views across the widest part of the lake. The new building includes two floorplans. The St. Andrews is a three-bedroom, three and one-half bath coach home offering an island-style kitchen with breakfast nook, a study, a two-car garage and 2,738 square feet under air. This second floor unit also offers an elevator option. Also available is The Wentworth, a ground floor home offering two-bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths, a great room and a dining room. With 2,096 square feet under air, it features a den, a gourmet kitchen with a breakfast nook and a two-car garage. Signature Club has a beautiful private, gated entry with water features, beautiful landscaping and a stone entry monument. Lely also has amazing single-family homes. The exquisitely designed and beautifully furnished Majestic II model is perfectly suited to take advantage of The Lakoya neighborhood with its extraordinary lakes and fairway views along the Gary Player-designed Classics championship golf. This four-bedroom, four-bath home offers 3,843 square feet under air and a total of 5,735 square feet. The spacious floor plan features a formal living room and an informal family room, both of which provide direct access to the covered lanai via stacked sliding glass doors. The home melds the outdoors and indoor living areas to provide homeowners with a large, open environment for entertaining. An outdoor kitchen and an elaborate pool and spa package complete the idyllic scene. Raised tray ceilings throughout the living areas add to the homes spacious feel. There is a large island style kitchen, and a formal study with French doors. Stunning Interiors by Beasely & Henley add to the appeal. The attached three-car garage offers an air-conditioned storage area. It is priced at $1,849,990 fully furnished. Stock Development is one of the areas most successful and innovative developers. The lifestyle it creates is as amazing as its residences. Lely Residents have access to three championship golf courses and a spectacular club facility. The Players Club & Spa is an amazing 30,000 square foot club that is both elegant and highly functional for its members. It has earned a Sand Dollar Award for best clubhouse. The new Players Room is multi-purpose building located adjacent to the main clubhouse. It offers a Movie Theater with seating for 72. There is also a kitchenette, bathrooms and ten tables for card play and games. The lobby features elegant banquette seating. The expanded Tiki Bar by the resortstyle pool has twelve foot awnings around all sides, six new plasma TVs, a larger brick paver seating area and new lighting. The 6,000 square foot Fitness Center now includes a spectacular second exercise room with state-of-the-art equipment, a huge aerobics studio that has nearly tripled in size and a spin room. Personal training is available, as is onsite physical therapy treatment. The beautiful Spa Wing includes four treatment rooms, a relaxation room, a manicure and pedicure salon, facial and skin care treatment rooms, as well as opulent shower and changing rooms. Outside, a second free-form pool has been built, dramatically increasing the number of people who can be accommodated by these extraordinary resort-style amenities at any time. The tennis facilitys thirteen state-ofthe-art tennis courts are open for play on a spacious 4-acre site that includes an outdoor caf. Dont miss your chance to everything that is new at legendary Lely Resort! Lely Resort Realty is now located at 8038 Signature Club Circle Bldg 8-102, Naples, FL 34113. Visit www.stockdevelopment.com or call 239-793-2100. New coach homes released in Signature Club at Lely Resort: New lifestyle amenities are openAbove: Majestic II. Left: The Players Club & Spa. Below: The San Marco, The San Remo III. Ab Ab Ab A Ab Ab A Ab Ab Ab Ab A A A A A Ab A A A Ab Ab A A A L Le Le L Le Le e e e t d il e Be T h Personaltrainingisavailableasisonsite WEEK OF DECEMBER 1-7, 2016SPONSORED CONTENT YOUR GUIDE TO NEW HOME COMMUNITIES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

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Kalea Bays community amenities popular with buyers Tower residences priced from $1.3 million If the clubhouse is the social and recreational centerpiece of a community then Kalea Bays will surely be one of the busiest places in the gated, luxury residential high-rise community located on Vanderbilt Drive in North Naples. There are several reasons buyers have decided to purchase at Kalea Bay, said Inga Wilson, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Kalea Bay. The first is the beautifully designed three-bedroom plus den/three-and-a-half-bath and four-bedroom/four-bath tower residences with Gulf views. The other is our spectacular community clubhouse. Not only will it be a dramatic sight as residents and visitors drive into the community, but it will also be the envy of every community in the Naples area. Kalea Bays 88,000-square-foot clubhouse is located on the north side of the large lake at the communitys entrance. The clubhouse, which is currently under construction, 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 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. Rather than putting their guests up in hotels throughout the Naples and Bonita Springs area, they can vacation within the community. Its a real convenience. There will also be a shuttle service, originating from the clubhouse, to the beach. Two of the top rated beaches in the country are only minutes away from Kalea Bay, stated Wilson. Construction on the clubhouse is slated for completion in the fall of next year and will coincide with the anticipated move-in of the residents in the first tower. The 22-story tower, with 120 residences, has 20 floors of residences over two floors of parking. In late September the tower hit a milestone in its construction phase its topping off. 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. 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, and wood floors throughout. The custom kitchens have Wolf and Sub-Zero 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 said spectacular views are available to every resident, no matter which floor they live on. Thats because the towers amenities are located on the rooftop, including the sky lounge, pool and open-air fitness center. From the rooftop our residents can enjoy daily views of the Gulf of Mexico, the nature preserves that surround us, and of course, the beaches, said Wilson. For more information regarding Kalea Bay visit the on-site sales center. Due to bridge closings in the North Naples area, take US 41 to Wiggins Pass Road, then right on Vanderbilt Drive, two-tenths of a mile. Additional information is available by calling (239) 793-0110 or online at KaleaBay.com. Above: This recent aerial of Kalea Bay shows the first tower reaching skyward. Below: The 88,000-squarefoot clubhouse features three separate pools. One of the three pools at the Kalea Bay clubhouse (on right) is for adults only. Kalea Bay residents will enjoy their clubhouse day and night. Kalea Bays first tower was designed with rooftop amenities, including a sky lounge, spectacular pool and open-air fitness center. 2 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF DECEMBER 1-7, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY

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Ahhfreedom. With the sun on your shoulders and the wind at your back, you have the whole day ahead of you. Head to the new Island Club on the shores of the private 125-acre lake (just one of 22). Whether you go wild on the water or a little more laid back by the pools, we only require two things here at Naples Reservethat you kick your shoes off and put on a smile. HOMES BY: Ashton Woods, D.R. Horton, Florida Lifestyle Homes, KTS Homes, Lundstrom Development, Marvin Homes, McGarvey Custom Homes, Stock Signature HomesGET YOUR FREE SOUTH NAPLES MAGAZINE ONLINE Check out the Biggest Model Home Tour in Naples & enjoy a taste of our YKnot at the new Island ClubNaplesReserve.com | 239.732.141414891 NAPLES RESERVE CIRCLE, NAPLES, FL 34114Located off U.S. 41 South 2 miles east at Collier Blvd. intersection. MOVE-IN READY HOMES PRICED FROM THE HIGH $200s TO OVER $1.5 MILLIONWhy should only one hour a day be happy?

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Quail West to hold Estates of Excellence home tour in MarchQuail West will be presenting an Estates of Excellence Home Tour in March to showcase its collection of furnished estate models. The Tour will feature estate residences by Stock Signature Homes, Seagate Development Group, LLC, McGarvey Custom Homes, Diamond Custom Homes, Fox Custom Builders, Florida Lifestyle Homes, and London Bay Homes. Furnished estate models by Seagate, McGarvey, and Diamond were named recipients of the Collier Building Industry Associations (CBIA) 2016 Sand Dollar Awards for Product Design of the Year. Priced at $3,860,275 fully-furnished, Stock Signature Homes 4,937 square feet Aqualina model includes a formal living room with a fireplace, a formal dining room, wine cellar, four bedrooms, four full baths and two half-baths. A double-island kitchen adjoins a family room opening to an outdoor living area with a fireplace, an outdoor kitchen and dining area, and a pool and spa. The residence presents an ambience of timeless elegance. A palette of cream, taupe, and light blue is accented with splashes of peacock blue combined with satin brass accents and antique mirror effects. The flooring in the living areas is executed in a medium-toned wood. Stocks elegant Carlisle II estate features a 4,420 square feet plan that presents a formal parlour overlooking the outdoor living area. A formal dining room opens to a garden space. The plan also features a study, double-island kitchen, a family room that opens to an outdoor living area with a fireplace, summer kitchen, pool and spa, four bedrooms, four-anda-half baths, a three-car garage, and a golf cart garage. The Carlisle II is priced at $3,367,755 with furnishings. In the living areas, the color palette incorporates soft browns, neutrals, and grays while the secondary bedrooms showcase pops of color. The flooring is executed in a 24 x 48-inch neutral porcelain tile. Priced at $4.7 million including furnishings, Seagates Oakmont estate features natural mediumtoned walnut flooring throughout the living areas and a neutral color palette that incorporates warm taupes, sage and olive greens, and bronze and black accents. The Oakmonts 5,524 square feet plan includes an additional 2,931 square feet of outdoor spaces under roof. Windows throughout the living areas create a light-filled ambiance and provide views of a stunning infinity edge pool and spa surrounded by a deck cantilevered over the pool. The design includes an interior entry sequence encased in floor-to-ceiling glass. Priced at $3,895,000 with furnishings, Diamonds two-story, 5,541 square feet under air Magnolia estate showcases an open-concept floor plan that includes a great room, a bar, a dining area, gourmet island kitchen, and a comfortable lounge area. The great room and lounge both open to an outdoor living area with a summer kitchen, and a pool deck with a fire pit. Additional gathering places include a library and an upstairs space with a television viewing area and billiards room. The plan features four bedrooms, fourand-a-half baths, and a three-car garage with dedicated golf cart storage. McGarveys Mon Paradis estate is priced at $4.15 million fully-furnished. The country French design offers 5,141 square feet. The plan includes a grand foyer with a view of an array of water features. A great room with a vaulted ceiling flows into a double-island kitchen and breakfast room. The plan features a formal dining room with refrigerated red and white wine storage, a study/parlor, four bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, a pool bath, and two two-car garages. An outdoor living area measuring 1,053 square feet features a custom pool and spa, covered lanai spaces with roll-down screens, a summer kitchen, and a fireplace. Foxs fully-furnished, 5,669 square feet Casa Bellissima estate is a four bedroom, four-and-a-half bath, two-story home with formal living and dining rooms, a library, two-sided fireplace, three wet bars, an island kitchen, family room, upstairs leisure room, a twocar garage and a three-car garage. The residence also features an outdoor living area with an outdoor kitchen, fireplace, pool and spa, as well as two second floor rear balconies, a walled landscaped courtyard off the family room, and a walled landscaped courtyard off the master bath with an outdoor shower and trellis. The Casa Bellissima is offered at $3,699,000 with furnishings. Florida Lifestyles Casa Kae estate is a 5,820 square feet residence with an additional 1,993 square feet of outdoor living space. This four bedroom, five-and-a-half bath open-concept residence is full of surprises. In addition to a great room, formal dining room, island kitchen, and breakfast room, the plan includes a study, game room, two covered lanai spaces, and a four-car garage. Unique features include an Urban Cultivator for growing herbs, a dry-red ultra violet sauna with chromotherapy, an outdoor shower off the master suite, an outdoor courtyard with a water feature, and a fire pit. The Casa Kae is priced at $4,495,000 fully-furnished. The 5,895 square feet Avignon model by London Bay Homes is priced at $4,975,000 with furnishings. The twostory residence offers four bedrooms, five-and-a-half baths, a magnificent foyer, gallery and sitting area, an open concept island kitchen, dining room, and great room, a large study, a terrace off the gallery and study, an outdoor living area off the dining room and great room with multiple covered spaces, an outdoor kitchen and dining area, a pool bath, and a pool and spa, and two twocar garages. Quail West is located east of Interstate 75, one mile south of Bonita Beach Road. Take Exit 116 (Bonita Beach Road) east, turn right on Bonita Grande Drive, and proceed to Quail Wests main entrance. To learn more about Quail West, visit www.QuailWest.com. ro om t o co e re dla na i sp ac es an d a Above: Quail Wests unprecedented collection of completed furnished estate model residences overlooks the fairways and lakes of the communitys two championship golf courses. Left: McGarvey Custom Homes Mon Paradis estate is one of eight furnished estate models that will be featured in Quail Wests Estates of Excellence Home Tour in March. Below: Priced at $4.7 million including furnishings, Seagate Development Group, LLCs Oakmont estate at Quail West received CBIAs Sand Dollar Award for Product Design of the Year Single Family Homes $4,500,001 $5,000,000. A c e t c c H o t E M i D e S o $ 4 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF DECEMBER 1-7, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY

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Live it Up......in Style ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, MAKE REFERENCE TO THIS BROCHURE AND TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY CHAPTER 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. Exclusive Sales & Marketing by Wilson& Associates Our waterfront residences at Kalea Bay are the perfect place to live it up. And youll do so in style surrounded by our coastal clubhouse with 3 pools, 24 guest suites and more. Live it up in style at Kalea Bay. Residences priced from $1.3 million. 13910 Old Coast Road, Naples, FL 34110 KaleaBay.com 239-793-0110 From US 41 take Wiggins Pass Road and go north on Vanderbilt Drive.

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Future Seaglass residents taking advantage of finishing touches programWith construction of the 26-floor, 120-unit Seaglass high-rise tower at Bonita Bay progressing as planned, future residents are taking advantage of The Ronto Groups innovative Finishing Touches Program. The Program is designed to assist future residents with finish selections and to ensure each residence meets individual buyer preferences. Opportunities to specify finish selections will become progressively limited as construction progresses. Seaglass will feature fully-completed, ready for occupancy residences with designer-selected premium finishes, including flooring, paint, and trim. The space sequences and components found in the kitchens and master baths of the residences will reflect the contemporary flair found in the architectural style of the building. Each residence will come with two protected access under-building parking spaces. Private enclosed two-car garages will be available. Based in the Seaglass Design Studio located in the Seaglass Sales Center at 26951 Country Club Drive within Bonita Bay, the Finishing Touches Program allows future residents to select finishes for their new homes flooring, cabinetry, countertops, door hardware, plumbing fixtures, and paint colors. A fully outfitted kitchen featuring the finishes and Thermadore appliances available at Seaglass is included at the Design Studio, as well as stone, porcelain, and wood flooring and carpet selections; granite, marble, and quartz countertops; decorative backsplash choices; trim, doors, faucets, and plumbing fixtures; and a gas grill. Future residents are invited to meet with the Finishing Touches Coordinator at the Design Studio and to include the Seaglass building architect and their own interior designer in the Finishing Touches Program selection process. To ensure each residence is finished to each owners specific tastes, future residents may also specify finishes from other sources. The level of customization and flexibility available through Rontos Finishing Touches Program is extremely rare and seldom offered by high-rise developers in Southwest Florida. The Seaglass Design Studio and Sales Center are open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and Sundays from noon to 5:00 p.m. The designer-selected finishes at the Design Studio are ideally suited to the open concept living spaces and amenity rich lifestyle featured at Seaglass. Three luxurious tower residence great room floor plans ranging from 2,889 to 3,421 square feet under air are priced from just over $1 million. The spacious tower residences will include dual private elevator grand foyers, large island kitchens, three bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths, or three bedrooms plus a den or fourth bedroom and three-and-a-half baths, walk-in closets in the owners suite, and sliders opening to multiple outdoor spaces that include a gas grill. Ten-foot ceiling heights are included per plan. With the buildings penthouse residences sold out, Ronto is making a unique opportunity available to purchasers of residences on the 20th through 23rd floors at Seaglass that will allow them to maximize their highrise living experience. In addition to selecting finishes for their new homes flooring, cabinetry, countertops, door hardware, plumbing fixtures, and paint colors through its innovative Finishing Touches Program, Ronto is offering homebuyers an opportunity to join two upper units together to create a 6,200 square foot residence with scintillating views of the Gulf of Mexico. The expanded residences will come with four protected access under-building parking spaces. Ronto has selected three award-winning design firms to create the interiors of model residences at Seaglass at Bonita Bay, each of which will include the finishes now on display at the Design Studio. The designs will be created by Robb & Stucky, Renee Gaddis Interiors, and Cinnabar Design. Robb & Stuckys Susan J. Bleda and Rachelle Porco are creating the interior for the 804 tower residence. The spacious 3,088 square feet floor plan includes three bedrooms, three-and-ahalf baths, a den, an open great room, dining area, and island kitchen, terrace space totaling 485 square feet, and a private elevator foyer. Bleda and Porcos design will exude sophistication. Set against a background wall tone of soft sandy bisque that runs throughout the home, their color palette will include light creams and whites. Muted accents of frosted glass will be layered with matte gold and silver metallics. Furnishings will be clean lined with fabrics that include leather against cotton and linen. Renee Gaddis, NCIDQ, ASID, GREEN AP of Renee Gaddis Interiors is creating the interior for tower residence 306. The tower residence 306 plan offers 3,421 square feet and 525 square feet of covered terrace space. The great room plan includes three bedrooms plus a den or fourth bedroom, three-and-a-half baths, an island kitchen and dining area, and a private elevator lobby. Gaddis is mixing light and dark wood tones for eclectic charm. The color palette is based on blue-grays. The flooring will be a warm wood tone. The design includes an optional fireplace and a dry bar. Laurie Walter and Diana Hall, IDS are creating the interior for tower residence 605. The 2,889 square feet under air floor plan includes 464 square feet of covered terrace space, including a terrace that will host a grill zone, and outdoor dining and conversation areas. A gourmet kitchen features a large island with barstool seating. The great room will showcase an optional fireplace and multiple seating areas. The owners suite provides Gulf views, walk-in closets, and a spacious bath with his and her vanities. The guest suites, one of which opens to a covered terrace, include private baths. For information, visit the Seaglass Sales Center from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and Sundays from noon to 5:00 p.m. Connect with Seaglass on Facebook at www.facebook. com/SeaglassAtBonitaBay. Above: A fully outfitted kitchen featuring the finishes and Thermador appliances available at Seaglass is included at the Finishing Touches Gallery in the Seaglass Sales Center at 26951 Country Club Drive within Bonita Bay. Right: The Ronto Group has created a Finishing Touches Program to assist future residents with finish selections at the Seaglass high-rise tower. Below: Bonita Bays legendary golf experience includes three on-property courses designed by Arthur Hills and two Tom Fazio designed courses at the nearby Bonita Bay Club Naples. 6 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF DECEMBER 1-7, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY

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BROKER PARTICIPATION WELCOME. ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. NOT AN OFFERING WHERE PROHIBITED BY STATE LAW. PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. FLStockDevelopmentQUAIL WEST REALTY, EXCLUSIVE SALES AGENT, LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER DIAMOND CUSTOM HOMES | FLORIDA LIFESTYLE HOMES | FOX CUSTOM BUILDERS | LONDON BAY HOMES | MCGARVEY CUSTOM HOMES SEAGATE DEVELOPMENT GROUP | STOCK SIGNATURE HOMES 6289 BURNHAM ROAD | NAPLES, FL 34119 | 239.592.1010 | QUAILWEST.COMFrom $1 million to over $7 million Quail West has dened luxury living in Naples. And this winter the next exciting chapter in its storied history comes to lifewith a modern-day interpretation of country club living and amenity enhancements including a transitional design clubhouse, expanded tness and wellness center, and a new, updated golf experience. Choose from an exquisite collection of move-in-ready homes from the areas nest builders, with fully furnished models and exciting designs for a new generation of discerning homebuyers. Visit Quail West and experience our magnicent models today!MAGNIFICENT: THE SE UEL. QCome celebrate the season of WHATS NEXT. LUXURY HOME OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 12 P.M.-4 P.M.OAKMONT MAGNOLIA DIAMOND CUSTOM HOMES 4 bedrooms & 4 1/2 baths CAMBRIDGE II FLORIDA LIFESTYLE HOMES 4 bedrooms & 4 1/2 baths CASA BELLISSIMA FOX CUSTOM BUILDERS 4 bedrooms & 4 1/2 baths AVIGNON LONDON BAY HOMES 4 bedrooms & 5 1/2 baths MON PARADIS MCGARVEY CUSTOM HOMES 4 bedrooms & 4 + 2-1/2 baths OAKMONT SEAGATE DEVELOPMENT GROUP 4 bedrooms & 4 + 2-1/2 baths AQUALINA STOCK SIGNATURE HOMES 4 bedrooms & 4 + 2-1/2 baths Here is a sampling of our luxury estate homes:

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Fort Myers / Estero Bonita Springs / Naples 1 Mediterra 15836 Savona Way Naples, FL 855.810.7976 mediterranaples.com 2 Quail West6289 Burnham Road Naples, FL 239.592.1010 QuailWest.com 3 Talis Park16980 Livingston Road Naples, FL 239.449.5900 TalisPark.com 4 Twin Eagles11330 Twin Eagles Boulevard Naples, FL 239.352.8000 TwinEagles.com 5 Olde Cypress7276 Lantana Circle Naples, FL 239.596.4794 OldeCypressLantana.com 6 Raffia Preserve4075 Wolfe Road Naples, FL 239.598.2370 raffiapreserve.wcicommunities.com 7 Naples Square100 S Goodlette-Frank Road Naples, FL 239.228.5800 NaplesSquare.com 8 The Isles of Collier Preserve5445 Caribe Avenue Naples, FL 844.838.3392 MintoFLA.com 9 Lely Resort New Home Sales8038 Signature Club Circle, Bldg 8-102 Naples, FL 239.793.2100 stockdevelopment.com 10 Mangrove Bay201 Goodlette Road South Naples, FL 239.261.2200 MangroveBayNaples.com 11 Residences at Mercato9123 Strada Place, Suite 7125 Naples, FL 239.594.9400 ResidencesAtMercado.com 12 Lamorada Naples2190 Woodcrest Drive Naples, FL 239.444.4450 WCICommunities.com 13 Livingston Lakes15161 Palmer Lake Circle Naples, FL 239.444.3490 livingstonlakes.com 14 The Colony Golf & Bay Club4541 Coconut Road Bonita Springs, FL 239.495.1300 TheColonyWCI.com 15 Seaglass at Bonita Bay26951 Country Club Drive Bonita Springs, FL 239.301.4940 seaglassatbonitabay.com 16 Altaira4541 Coconut Road Bonita Springs, FL 239.495.1300 AltairaWCI.com 17 Kalea Bay13910 Old Coast Road Naples, FL 239.793.0110 KaleaBay.com 18 Ave Maria5076 Annunciation Circle #104 Ave Maria, FL (888) 841-3477 AveMaria.com 19 Paloma 26109 St. Michael Lane Bonita Springs, FL 239.949.8910 drhorton.com 20 Mockingbird Crossing 1600 Mockingbird Crossing Dr. Naples, FL 239.233.0592 drhorton.com 21 Tuscany Pointe14310 Tuscany Pointe Trail Naples, FL 34120 239.225.2679 drhorton.com 22 Sorrento28063 Sosta Lane #2 Bonita Springs, FL 239.225.2659 drhorton.com 23 Sienna Reserve14656, Reserve Lane Naples, FL 239.643.4333 siennareservenaples.com 24 Andalucia1336 Andlaucia Way Naples, FL 239.304.8314 andalucianaples.com 25 Estuary at Grey Oaks1220 Gordon River Trail Naples, FL 239.261.3148 estuaryatgreyoaks.com 8 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF DECEMBER 1-7, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY

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Heres your special invitation to experience Naples Reserves unique lifestyle on land and on the water. Visit the new Community Center and Latitudes Cafe in the newly-completed Island Club and youll be treated to a signature YKnot drink, an insiders view of life surrounded by water, and a cruise of Eagle Lake to Kontiki Island, a secluded oasis complete with a super-sized tiki hut. From the moment you arrive at the gatehouse and receive a YKnot drink token at Latitudes Cafe, youll realize why Naples Reserve is calling you home. At the Community Center, watch the mesmerizing movement of blue tang, red grouper, queen and blue angels and other tropical fish swimming in an 850-gallon cylindrical aquarium. Take a self-guided tour introducing the 688-acre communitys story through interactive and graphical displays and a topographic table to learn about our builders, 11 waterfront neighborhoods and Southern Coastal-inspired architecture. Youll experience Naples Reserves everyday-is-the-weekend ambience by discovering its many resort-style amenities, including a tropical pool with a rock waterfall, the Chat n Chill Tiki Bar and even our own beach. The Island Club also offers plenty of spaces to relax and unwind in a poolside chaise, under a beach umbrella, on the wraparound patio, and fireside in the grand hall or next to an outdoor fire pit. Tranquility and Little Skipper, our two Duffy boats, offer cruises of the 125acre Eagle Lake, where youre bound to find the perfect homesite along with the opportunity to build your own floating dock. Life here is focused on the water. Award-winning iStar created the community among 22 freshwater lakes, emphasizing lakefront living with Key West and other waterfront and island destinations in mind. Sit a spell on the Outrigger Centers wraparound porch and youll see why residents love lakefront lounging here. The center also provides paddleboards, kayaks and canoes to explore Eagle Lake, which has a mile-long stretch of lakefront nestled against the 76,000acre Picayune Strand State Forest. Naples Reserve offers action as well beach volleyball and bocce courts at the Island Club and tennis and pickleball coming in January with the completion of the lakefront Match Point complex. There are also a community boat ramp, a state-of-the-art fitness center and a meandering linear park for biking, hiking and jogging. Naples Reserve now offers attached villas, single-family and custom homes priced from the high-$200s to more than $1.5 million. Visit today and discover your perfect South Naples lifestyle and the many reasons youll never leave the community. Naples Reserve is located off U.S. 41, 2 miles southeast of the Collier Boulevard/CR 951 intersection and 10 minutes from I-75, Exit 101. Visit the community at 14891 Naples Reserve Circle or online at www.naplesreserve.com. New Community Center, boat tours introduce your Naples Reserve lifestyle, your wayNaples Reserve Island Club interactive and graphical displays and topographic table. Naples Reserve Outrigger and Duffy boat. 10 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF DECEMBER 1-7, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY

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BROKER PARTICIPATION WELCOMED. ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS REFERENCE SHOULD BE MADE TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. NOT AN OFFERING WHERE PROHIBITED BY STATE LAW. PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. FLStockDevelopment With a popular, amenity-rich lifestyle in place and a new collection of quality-built residences to offer, theres so much to love at Lely Resort. Picture three championship golf courses, four magnificent clubhouses, world-class tennis, a rich social calendar at The Players Club & Spa and a long-standing tradition of award-winning excellence. www.LELY-RESORT.com239.793.2100From the $400s to over $1million Experience it now during our final phase of residential opportunities. Visit our Sales Center today. Signature Club: 8038 Signature Club Circle, Bldg. 8-102, Naples, Florida 34113Lely Resort Realty, LLC, Exclusive Sales Agent, Licensed Real Estate BrokerWHATEVER YOU CAN IMAGINE, ITS ALREADY AT COACH HOMES VENICE B CIPRIANI 2/2.5 2,230 SF WAS $447,090 NOW $437,090 WENTWORTH SIGNATURE CLUB 2/2.5 2,091 SF WAS $481,645 NOW $471,645 SAN MARCO B CIPRIANI 3/3 2,919 SF WAS $494,760 NOW $484,760ST ANDREWS SIGNATURE CLUB furnished 3/3.5 2,743 SF $762,975 TWIN VILLAS LAKOYANAPOLI 2/2 1,855 SF WAS $504,260 NOW $464,260CAPRI 3/2 2,107 SF WAS $517,435 NOW $477,435SIENNA 2/2 2,195 SF WAS $528,880 NOW $488,880SINGLE FAMILY HOMES LAKOYASAN REMO III 2/2 1,809 SF WAS $716,940 NOW $676,940TIVOLI III 3/3 2,062 SF WAS $736,865 NOW $696,865WINDSOR III 4/4.5 4,155 SF WAS $1,651,170 NOW $1,601,170MAJESTIC II furnished 4/4 3,843 SF W AS $1,921,994 NOW $1,849,990 Majestic II in Lakoya Capri in Lakoya Cipriani Signature Club San Remo III in Lakoya LIVE IT NOW!Choose from our selection of ne homes in the Signature Club, Cipriani and Lakoya neighborhoods. Models open Monday-Saturday: 9a.m.-5p.m., Sunday: 11a.m.-5p.m.Here is a sampling of some of our move-in-ready homes:

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Top 20 Places to Retire Fastest-Selling Community in Southwest Florida Top 50 Master-Planned Communities in U.S. Del Webb Naples Pulte Homes Maple RidgeWere turning back the clock and the prices with homes from the $100s to $500s Fall is here. The kids are back to school. Football is back on TV. Our favorite time of the year. And what better time than now to consider a new home in Ave Maria. With seven distinctly different neighborhoods and three award-winning builders, youll fall hard for Ave Maria. With a wide array of 2-6 bedroom homes, nows the time to fall into Ave Maria. Take Immokalee Rd east, turn right onto Oil Well Rd, turn left into Ave Maria.5076 Annunciation Circle #104, Ave Maria, FL 3414221 Models Open Daily 239-352-3903 AveMaria.comFall into a new home in Ave Maria. Community of the Year 2016

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1. ALLURES prime location in the newly revitalized Historic River District of Fort Myers is the perfect urban locale providing an abundance of arts, culture, shopping and dining. 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. 2. Competitive pre-construction prices make now the perfect time to buy a luxury riverfront condominium at ALLURE. Buyers who purchase at preconstruction prices, available now at ALLURE, will be saving a significant amount of money if they purchase before the start of construction. So, now is the best time to get a luxurious residence at a great price. A variety of open floor plans are available including one, two and threebedroom residences. Preconstruction prices start at $300,000 and go to over $1 million. 3. Purchasing a new home versus a resale has tremendous advantages. First of all, a new home offers significant savings on energy consumption, since new homes are held to much tougher national codes than those that were built years ago. Residences at ALLURE feature energy efficient walls, windows, doors, air-conditioners, and Energy Star appliances. Another benefit is the savings on replacement costs because everything in a new residence is brand new. A new home also provides owners with the latest safety features, such as high-impact resistant windows and slider doors, fire retardant carpeting and insulation. Finally, if and when residents of ALLURE decide to sell their new home, the resale value will be greater than that of an older resale residence, making it a smart investment. 4. Waterfront location of Allure in the vibrant downtown increases property rental potential. If you have been considering purchasing a second home as an investment or as part of your retirement plan, a waterfront condominium in a prime location such as the Historic Downtown River District could be a great option for its rental potential. If the property is your vacation home, when not in use, you may choose to rent it out for shortterms. Or, if it is your retirement home, you may rent it for longer periods, until you are able to relocate there full-time. 5. The stress-free, relaxing lifestyle at ALLURE is good for your health and well-being. ALLURE boasts an array of enviable amenities that are guaranteed to help residents live stress-free including: a peaceful, landscaped riverfront promenade; private screening room with cutting edge audiovisual equipment and theater-style seating; mens and womens spa facilities with saunas and showers; pool deck with heated cascading infinity-edge pool overlooking the water; Allure Your Senses rooftop gardens; social gathering rooms with fireplace, billiards, game tables and areas for relaxing and quiet reading. In addition to all of the indulgent building amenities at ALLURE, the beautifully-appointed residences will make living worry-free. All residences are accessed via private entrance elevators and foyer. Enviable features include porcelain flooring, natural gas ranges, five-burner cooktop, double oven, quartz countertops in chef-inspired kitchens, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Residences also feature, smart technology, assigned covered garage parking with 24-hour controlled access, and more. 6. The beautiful riverfront location and the warm, sunny lifestyle afforded year-round provides unlimited outdoor living space. ALLURES location on the Caloosahatchee River combined with the tropical South Florida climate, provides the ultimate outdoor lifestyle. Whether going for an invigorating morning jog or just a relaxing, afternoon stroll, residents of ALLURE will be able to enjoy the best of downtown and the best that Mother Nature has to offer, right in their own backyard. The ALLURE sales gallery is located on the first floor of the Fort Myers City Pier building at 1300 Hendry Street. To learn more call (239) 500-JAXI (5294), ext. 1 or visit online at www.AllureLuxuryCondominiums.com. Six great reasons to buy a luxurious riverfront condominium in the Fort Myers Historic River DistrictALLURE LUXURY CONDOMINIUM A beautiful urban enclave, ALLURE will house 292 luxury condominium residences in two, architecturally-stunning, 32-story towers NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 1-7, 2016 13 Sales Gallery Sales Gallery Now Open! 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 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.Concierge Private Theater Fitness, Spa, Sauna Infinity Edge Pool High-Speed Internet& WIFI Sculpture Garden natural gas cooking

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The Isles of Collier Preserve by Minto named Community of the YearThe Isles of Collier Preserve in Naples by Minto Communities recently received Collier Building Industry Association (CBIA) 2016 Sand Dollar Awards for Community of the Year, Best Special Event for Residents for the Isles Club Grand Opening, and Best TV commercial. Mintos ultra-luxurious Tamarind Grande model at The Isles of Collier Preserve also won for Best Specialty Feature for its unique guest casitas. The design of The Isles Club was inspired by the charming coastal cottage style of the original Naples Beach Hotel built in 1888 as a 16-room inn. Like the historic hotel, The Isles Club is distinguished by a stylized cupola and large awning-shaded front porch. Overlooking the sparkling Cypress Waterway, The Isles Club includes an array of active lifestyle and wellness amenities. Residents and friends gather here for social functions, swimming in the stunning resortstyle pool, tennis, pickleball and workouts in the state-of-the-art fitness center. A lushly landscaped event courtyard, yoga lawn and kayak launch provide additional opportunities for outdoor recreation. Energy efficient home designs at The Isles of Collier Preserve include a selection of 43 innovative floor plans. Luxury villas, coach homes and single-family homes are priced from the mid $300s to $1 million plus. The community currently presents 16 fully furnished model homes for touring. For a limited time only, buyers will have the opportunity to take advantage of $50,000 in incentives on several movein ready homes including a Pimento single-family home, Dahlia villa home and Orchid Grande coach home. The Pimento single-family home includes a pool and spa with a beautiful water view. It is 2,333 square feet under air, with two bedrooms, den, two-anda half baths and three-car garage and is priced at $883,237. The Dahlia villa home is 1,565 square feet under air with two bedrooms, two baths, den, pool and spa, and two-car garage. It is priced at $526,550. The Orchid Grande threestory coach home is 2,169 square feet under air, and includes two bedrooms, two baths, den, sun room, third floor observatory, two-car garage, and private elevator. It is priced at $607,150. The Isles of Collier Preserve is located just four miles east of downtown Naples on U.S. 41/Tamiami Trail East. The Discovery Sales Center is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information on The Isles of Collier Preserve call 888-707-1251 or visit mintofla.com. Above: The Isles Club, The Isles of Collier Preserve and Pimento interior. 14 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF DECEMBER 1-7, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY ON NAPLES BAY, 5 MINUTES FROM DOWNTOWN AND THE BEACHESLUXURY VILLAS, COACH HOMES & SINGLEFAMILY HOMES FROM THE MID $300s TO OVER $1 MILLION Discover Naples Community of the YearNestled along the scenic Cypress Waterway only 5 minutes from downtown Naples youll nd a waterfront lifestyle that others can only dream of. Where an incredible selection of award-winning Minto homes complements an extraordinary setting for every day adventures and non-stop fun. Simply put, Life is better in The Isles. Come experience it for yourself! ISLES AWAYfrom the ordinary Isles Club Amenities:Classic Old Florida Clubhouse Fitness Center Resort-Style Pool Lap Pool Cabanas Tennis Courts Kayak Launch Event Lawn Pickleball Courts 8 miles of scenic kayak and hiking trails Available membership at adjoining yacht club and marina with deep water access to the Gulf of Mexico Limited time incentive on select homes, please see a New Home Sales Professional for details. Minto Communities, LLC 2016. Not an offer where prohibited by state statutes. All rights reserved. Content may not be reproduced, copied, altered, distributed, stored or transferred in any form or by any means without express written permission. Artists renderings, dimensions, specifications, prices and features are approximate and subject to change without notice. Minto, the Minto logo, The Isles of Collier Preserve and The Isles of Collier Preserve logo are trademarks of Minto Communities, LLC and/or its affiliates. CGC 1519880. 12/2016 GET STARTED ATMintoFla.com5445 Caribe Avenue, Naples, FL 34113 Located on US 41/Tamiami Trail East, just south of Thomasson Drive(888) 707-1251 HURRY FOR LIMITED TIME INCENTIVESAVE UP TO $50,000!* 951 951 Pine Ridge RoadNAPLESNAPLES Gulf of MexicoOF C O LL I ER P RE S E R V E NNaples Bay Davis Boulevard Golden Gate Pkwy. Hamilton Harbor 5th Ave. Dollar Bay Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

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Naples nest golf community 239-352-8000 TwinEagles.comStunning new homes, built by the regions best builders, priced from the high $200s to over $2 million with no CDD or initiation fees. MODELS OPEN DAILY Isnt it time for the time of your life?

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HELLO, SUNSHINE. Here, the sunlight will come to you. From the rst oor to the penthouses, every view from Seaglass is full of light and beauty. We invite you to experience these breathtaking views for yourself. Nothing else will do. ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS MAKE REFERENCE TO THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN AND THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE.Community features, amenities and pricing are approximate and subject to change without notice. The information and materials d isplayed on materials provided to you are solely intended to provide general information about proposed plans of WSR-Bonita Bay LLC. These proposed plans are conceptual in nature and are subject to change or cancellation (in whole or in part) at any time without notice. Land uses, public and pri vate facilities, improvements, and plans described or depicted on any materials are conceptual only, subject to government approvals and market factors, and subject to change without notice. Nothing in these materials obligates WSR-Bonita Bay, LLC, or any other entity to build any facilities or improv ements, and there is no guarantee that any illustrated or descri bed proposed future development will be implemented. Neither th e information and materials provided to you, nor any communication made or given in connection with and of the foregoing may be deemed to constitute any representation or warranty or may otherwise be relied upon by any person or entity for any reason whatsoever. Equal Housing Opportunity. Picturesque Buttery Garden Boardwalk to Pier on Estero Bay 12 Miles of Trails and Bike Paths 3 Unique Recreational Parks Surrounded by 2 Rivers and a Bay 12-Station Parcourse Fitness Trail Along River Private Full-Service Marina with 96 slips 7 Restaurant Options* Fitness Caf & Juice Bar Delicious Waterside Dining World-Class Fitness Center with TechnogymFitness Classes with Certied Instructors All-New 60,000 Sq. Ft. Lifestyle Center 5 Championship Golf Courses 2 Clubhouses with Casual & Fine Dining 1,400+ Acres of Natural Preserves 18 Har-Tru Tennis Courts Exhibition Courts for Match Play* Private Beach on Little Hickory Island Scenic Fire Pit Overlooking Courses Elegant Private Event Rooms Golf & Tennis Pro Shops Enhanced Tennis Facility* Premier CGI Golf Studio Multiple Resort-Style Pools Ships Store for Sea Essentials Bocce Ball Courts Kayaking & Canoeing Lodge Salon & Barbershop Saunas & Whirlpools New Aquatic Center* Stunning Multi-Purpose Room Pavilion and Playground at Estero Bay Park Membership Fees May Apply Coming Soon It all happens here SEAGLASSATBONITABAY.COM LUXURY COASTAL CONTEMPORARY TOWER RESIDENCES FROM JUST OVER $1M Sales Center Open Daily | 26951 Country Club Drive | Bonita Springs | 239.301.4940

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2 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY HolidayGIFT GUIDE 2016 Blanc Du NilBlanc du Nil, otherwise known as the The All White Clothing Store, offers an array of all-white, 100 percent cotton clothing for men, women and children. Accessories include shoes, hats, scarves, beach towels and much more.Miromar Outlets 10801 Corkscrew Road Estero (239) 301-0544BURN By Rocky Patel BURN by Rocky Patel is an evolution in cigar lounges featuring a design that draws on an exotic mix of Mediterranean, Asian and Cuban cultures. BURN is a sanctuary for those who enjoy fine cigars and premium spirits. Created to offer perfection in service, its the perfect place to enjoy lifes pleasures.9110 Strada Place, Suite 6160 Naples (239) 653-9013 www.burnbyrockypatel.com CUSTOM GIFT BASKETS AND GIFT CARDSSTOP BY AND VIEW OUR SELECTION OF Perfect Gift for the Meat Lover! Open Monday-Saturday 10am to 6pm Sunday 11am to 5pm 6355 Naples Blvd. (239) 598-0906

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700 Fifth Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102 239.659.7008 | VerginaRestaurant.com Vergina, The Taste Youll Never Forget in a Place Youll Always Remember! Choose Vergina Special Menus CALL 239.659.7008 TO RESERVE YOUR TABLEGift Cards Available Open for Dinner Dec. 25th & Jan. 1st

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4 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY HolidayGIFT GUIDE 2016Faux Fur PurseAdd some glamour to your evening frock with this faux fur purse at Elegant Gift Gallery. Available for $22. Diamonds Are Forever(mark)If your holiday shopping includes a diamond this year, why not make it a big one? This Forevermark Exceptional Diamond at the Diamond District is a 7.07 carat oval-shaped diamond. And, if you buy it, DeBeers will let you name it.The Diamond District 7995 Plaza del Lago Drive Estero (239) 947-3434 www.diamonddistrictusa.comEvening Beaded BagSpice up an outfit with this handbeaded evening bag at Bombay Bangles. Available for $59.99. 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road, #177 Naples (239) 734-1029SerapeBright-colored serape available at Bombay Bangles will keep you warm on chilly nights or dress up a muted outfit. Prices vary.Bracelet BarA variety of rich hues and textures makes this bracelet bar at Elegant Gift Gallery a win-win for this seasons holiday wardrobe.2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road, #124 Naples (239) 260-5933

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Holiday Gift Certi cate Special! GIVE HER WHAT SHE WANTS! Gift certi cates good for spa services and injectables. $100-$200, Get 10% OFF*$201-$350, Get 15% OFF*Over $350, Get 20% OFF**Special ends December 23, 2016. Special priced gift certi cates expire 6 months from purchase. Maximum $1,000. Cannot be used toward surgery or sculpsure. MANUEL PEA, M.D.Board Certi ed Plastic SurgeonLocated at Exit 107, off I-75 6360 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 101 Naples, Florida 34119 La Piel SpaBy Dr. Manuel M. PeaNaples First Medispa VOLUMA XC

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6 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY HolidayGIFT GUIDE 2016 Corkcicle Beverage TumblerKeep your beverages glacial cold with the triple insulated Corkcicle beverage drink tumbler at The Good Life. Available for $19.99 and up. 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road, # 176 Naples (239) 514-4663Aged Scotch WhiskyThe Scotch enthusiast on your holiday gift-giving list will be delighted to sip Vom Fass Gentlemans aged 35-year blended Scotch whisky. The 750 ml bottle is available for $449.99.Disco CupsGet your party started with a set of disco drink tumblers at To the Moon. Hot or cold beverage. Available for $22.The Promenade 26811 South Bay Drive, # 138 Bonita Springs (239) 949-8200LiquorsLuscious libations at Vom Fass help spread the joy and good times at holiday parties. Check out violet, orangecello and grapefruit. A 3.4-ounce glass bottle is available for $17.99. 9100 Strada Place, # 2112 Naples (239) 513-0103 THE JOY OF GIVING 9123 Strada Place, #7107 Naples, Florida 34108 239.431.5520 740 N. Collier Blvd. #106-107 Marco Island, Florida 34135 239.259.8660THE PANDORA STORE AT MERCATOPROTOCOL AT THE ESPLANADE

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8 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY HolidayGIFT GUIDE 2016 Holiday CandlesBring out the scents of the holiday season with these spice and citrus scented candles by Paddywax at the Paper Source. Available for $27.95. 9105 Strada Place, #3110 Naples (239) 254-0807Copper MugThis brass-handle copper mug at the Paper Source adds a punch to your punch. Available for $17.95.La Piel SpaAt La Piel Spa, the staff will pamper your body, soothe your soul and balance your spirit. The spa has seven serene treatment rooms for your comfort. La Piel Spa offers a variety of unique treatments to bring out your inner and outer beauty.6370 Pine Ridge Road, # 101 Naples (239) 352-5554 www.dr-pena.com/la-piel-spa.html Favorite Day Spa

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Call for a Professional Design Consultation! ALL ABOUT CLOSETS is all about innovative design, impeccable craftsmanship and awless service. Our installations reect your dreams and your personality, while enhancing your home. We will maximize the storage of your closets, home ofce, wall units, pantry, and garage or anywhere in your home that requires storage solutions. Our team works from Port Charlotte to Marco Island. Create Function & Storage with Style! CUSTOM CLOSETS, WALL UNITS, LAUNDRY AREAS, GARAGES, HOME OFFICES AND MORE! A CUSTOM DESIGNED CLOSET FOR HER OR A GREAT GARAGE WORKSPACE FOR HIM!All About Closets can help you organize your Holiday gift giving. 239.303.5829 WWW.ALLABOUTCLOSETS.COM CUSTOM CLOSETS, WALL UNITS, LAUNDRY AREAS, GARAGES, HOME OFFICES AND MORE!

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10 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY HolidayGIFT GUIDE 2016 Porsche Play MobilPint-sized sports car enthusiasts can get a feel for the real deal with the Porsche Play Mobil at Pop Toy. Available for $44.99.Lace-Up BootsLeather and uniquely placed swatches of fabric merge to create a pair of noticeme boots at Natural Comfort Footwear. Available for $190. 769 Fifth Ave., S. Naples (239) 261-0228G BikeThe youngest tykes on Santas list will bubble with excitement to zip around on the G Bike at Pop Toy. Available for $120. 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road, # 170 Naples (239) 260-7932 GIFT $100 GIFT $100 GIFT $100 HOLIDAY BONUS Fill Stockings with Steak & Linguine GET $20 GET $20 GET $20 Receive a $20 BONUS card for every $100 spent on DAmico Gift Cards from Nov. 22 through Dec. 23, 2016 when you purchase in-restaurant. Wine & Pastry ShopHOLIDAY HOURS: 7am 9pm 1300 Third Street South Entrance faces 13th Ave. S. 239.262.7999 TonysOffThird.com Let us help you host a PRIVATE WINE TASTING.Details on upcoming Wine Tastings can be found on our website.G G b

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FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com 2016 11 HolidayGIFT GUIDE 2016 Dog BedThis cozy, super-soft bed will likely inspire a session of tail wagging and doggie snores. Available for $225. 800 Fifth Ave. S., Unit #101 Naples (239) 263-9663Louis Vuitton Dog ToyKeep a favorite pooch stylish with his own faux designer plush toys. Prices vary. THE BEST WAY TO EXPERIENCE NAPLES FROM THE WATER AnniversaryCall 239.649.2275 for Reservations 550 Port O Call Way, Naples, Florida 34102 www. NaplesPrincessCruises .com Heavy Hors doeuvres Including a Carving Station of Prime Rib Open Premium Bar Champagne Toast at Midnight Hats, Horns & DJ$175.00 per person plus taxNo coupons or discounts apply December 31 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. 239.774.0479 Give the Gift of Time on the Water!Gift Certi cates for Boat and Jet-Ski Rentals AvailableBRAND NEW EQUIPMENT WITH THE LATEST ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY

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12 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY HolidayGIFT GUIDE 2016 Chocolate ShoesA decadent chocolate stiletto. Does it get any better? We think not. These chocolates shaped and colored like chic shoes can be found at Norman Love Confections. Flavors come in white or milk chocolate. Available for $35. Chocolate LoveThe gift of sweet luxury in the form of handmade chocolates awaits you at Norman Love Confections. This 10-piece box of chocolates is available for $24. Norman Love Confections 3747 Tamiami Trail N. Naples (239) 687-7215 Order online at jasonsdeli.comSarasota Port Charlotte Fort Myers Cape Coral Naples jasonsdeli.com Meeting and eatingis easy, even on short notice. Order online at jasonsdeli.comSarasota Port Charlotte Fort Myers Cape Coral Naples jasonsdeli.com Offer good Nov. 25-Dec. 31, 2016 only at participating Jasons Deli restaurants. Offer now good for third party gift card purchases. Free $5 gift card to be used toward a future purchase.FREE $5 gift card when you purchase $50 in gift cards! Serving Satisfaction Since 1976

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Only 24 Units Available 11 Remaining! 16 feet x 14 feet Overhead Door 25 feet x 50 feet/ 1,250 square feet 30 feet x 50 feet/ 1,500 square feet Floor to Ceiling Height 20 feet Private Bathrooms www.classicestatessw.com239-590-6700 A TRULY LIMITED EDITION CONDOMINIUM PROJECTBuilt with Automobile, Motorcycle, Boat and RV Enthusiasts in Mind.

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D14 14 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY Holiday GIFT GUIDE 2016 Downton Abbey Baroque Pearl Necklace Now you can have your set of Downton Abbey jewels with this Downton Abbey Baroque pearl tassel necklace at Royal & Hollywood Jewelry. Its available for $290. 663 Fifth Ave. S. Naples (239) 692-9551 Woodhouse Day Spa Enjoy one of Woodhouse Spas Signature services. Whether you select our signature manicure, minkyti facial, pedicure or any of our signature services, you will enjoy the tranquil experience and the transformational environment. Naples Plaza 2059 Ninth St N., Naples (239) 403-7727 naples.woodhousespas.com Aesthetic Treatment Centers The professionals at Aesthetic Treatment Centers specialize in noninvasive and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures such as injectables that diminish wrinkles and add volume, fat reduction, body sculpting and feminine rejuvenation with the most innovative and effective technology. 720 Goodlette-Frank Road, Suite 300, Naples (239) 322-3790 www.aesthetictreatmentcenters.com This Holiday, Give Yourself or Loved Ones the Gift of Sailing! Florida: British Virgin Islands: Give a Lifetime of Happy Days

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FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com 2016 15 HolidayGIFT GUIDE 2016 Louis Vuitton BagThe iconic Louis Vuitton monogram design is available on this handbag at True Fashionistas. Available for $345.The Bay HouseThe Bay House offers expansive views of the Cocohatchee River and its wildlife. Relax and watch the herons, egrets and pelicans pursue fish in the river. The cuisine ranges from gracious, Southern-influenced dishes, to fresh seafood, to neighborhood bistro-style steaks and chops.799 Walkerbilt Road Naples (239) 591-3837 www.bayhousenaples.comChanel EarringsThese classic and classy Chanel 14-karat gold and jade clip-on earrings at True Fashionistas make a great gift for the fashion lover on your list. Available for $325.Dior BagGrab this elegant little bag by Dior at True Fashionistas while you can. Available for $1,695. 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road, # 178 Naples (239) 596-5044 Time to get gifting.Order a freshly-crafted holiday gift today!TOYS FOR TOTS DONATION CENTERBring in an unwrapped toy and get a free smoothie or fruit sundae!Bonita Springs 239-676-9911 Fort Myers 239-437-8480 N. Fort Myers 239-997-3784 Naples 239-643-7070 TO ORDER, PLEASE CALL OR VISIT: CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION GIFT SET CHRISTMAS TREE BOUQUET

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16 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY HolidayGIFT GUIDE 2016 Lux BoutiqueLux Boutique focuses on providing a beautiful assortment of clothing that is right on target with the markets trends as well as versatile and wearable for the everyday fashionista.The Village on Venetian Bay 4262 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. Naples (239) 263-2557 www.shopluxboutique.comOriginal DesignThis gorgeous pendant is one of a kind, handmade on the premises of Phelps Jewelers. It contains a beautiful Cambodian blue zircon that weighs 6.71 karats and has 21 ideal cut diamonds in it that weigh a total of .17 karats. William Phelps Custom Jeweler The Village on Venetian Bay 4380 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #812, Naples (239) 434-2233 www.phelpsjewelers.comVerginaVergina, the classic Fifth Avenue South restaurant in the Heart of Naples, offers authentic Mediterranean culinary art, romantic dcor and a wonderful openair ambience. And, the bar Vergina boasts Naples largest, friendliest and dynamic bar featuring live entertainment nightly.700 Fifth Ave. S. Naples (239) 659-7008 www.verginarestaurant.com Bills Steak And SeafoodFor more than four decades, the family-owned and operated Bills Steak House and Seafood Restaurant has worked hard to provide the finest dining experience in Naples. They serve only the best, freshest New England seafood around.4221 E/ Tamiami Trail Naples (239) 455-5111 billssteakandseafood.com Bonita Springs Now Open! Call Now to Schedule Your Appointment! 239-645-4085CE10005945 MM35436 *See spa for details. Gift cards must total $150. Free massage or facial certificate ($74 value) must be redeemed at the location which it was purchased. Participating locations only. Expires 12/31/16 BUY 2 GET 1 FREE* B U Y GET 3300 Bonita Beach Rd, Suite 129, Bonita Springs, Florida 34134 | MassageLuXe.com FREE WAXING SERVICE WITH PURCHASE Consists of 50-minute standard massage or facial and time for consultation and dressing. Normal rate $89. First time customers only. See spa for details. Expires 12/31/16. $48 1 Hour Massage or Facial pur pur cha cha sed sed P P art art ici ic pat p ing g lo cat cat ion ion s o nly y E xpi p res 12 /31 / /16 / Melt Away Your Stress!Standard Massage: Swedish Deep Tissue Prenatal Specialty Massage: Hot Stone Sports Massage Reexology Aromatherapy Trigger Point Consists of 80-minute standard massage and time for consultation and dressing. Normal rate $126. First time customers only. See spa for details. Expires 12/31/16. $68 1 Hour Massage FREE HYDROLUXE MASSAGE WITH PURCHASE *S *Se Se e s e s pa p f for for d de de ti tai tai i i i l ls. ls. Gi Gi Gi ft ft ft car car d ds ds mus mus tt t t t t ota ota l$ l$ l $ 150 150 150 F F F ree ree ma ma ssa ssa ge ge or or f fac fac il ial ial Makes Great Gifts for Employees & Clients!

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FLORIDA WEEKLY 2016 17 HolidayGIFT GUIDE 2016True FashionistasIf you consider yourself the quintessential fashionista, then you will absolutely love the selection offered at True Fashionistas the best designer resale and online designer consignment store in Southwest Florida. 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road, #178 Naples (239) 596-5044 www.truefashionistasresale.comRepublic Of DcorRepublic of Dcor is committed to making Republic of Dcor the first stop for savvy, sophisticated customers who want to be exposed to beautiful, unique and trend-right products on the market. 950 First Ave. N. Naples (239) 529-3813 www.republicofdecor.comMondo UomoMondo Uomo is an exclusive mens store that is recognized as one of the top retailers in upscale menswear fashion. It specializes in high-end European and American designers.The Village on Venetian Bay 4232 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. (239) 434-9484 www.mondonaples.comNaples Grande SpaGive the gift of tranquility this holiday season with a gift certificate to the Naples Grande Spa. Your loved ones will find a place to renew mind, body and spirit in the sanctuary of an indoor-outdoor spa village.475 Seagate Drive, Naples (239) 594-6321 www.naplesgrande.com/spa

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18 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY HolidayGIFT GUIDE 2016 Four Winds GalleryFour Winds specializes in American Indian art from the Southwest; however, it also carries Plains beadwork, northwest coast art, baskets from all over the country, Seminole art, and any and all authentic Native art. 340 13th Ave. S. Naples (239) 263-7555 fourwindsnaples.comCoopers HawkThe Coopers Hawk concept includes four distinct components: an upscale casual dining restaurant, full-service bar, private barrel-aging room, and Napa-style tasting room and retail gift store all under one roof. Try the Coopers Hawk Pinot Noir.11905 Tamiami Trail N. Naples (239) 449-1700 www.coopershawkwinery.com/ locations/Florida/naples-fl.phpTickled PinkFind this elegant cashmere travel wrap at Tickled Pink, the go-to place for cutesy chic frocks from Milly, Trina Turk, Nanette and the list goes on. 1300 Third St S., #202B Naples (239) 435-0004 BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY PARTY TODAY!mwaterfrontgrille.com 239.263.4421The Village on Venetian Bay Take U.S. 41 to Park Shore Drive FREE $20 GIFT CARD! WITH THE PURCHASE A $100 GIFT CARDMention Promo Code Bay Valid through 12/11/16 HOLIDAYPARTYTODAY! A A A A A $ $ 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 G G G G I F T C A R D Me M M nt io o o o n Pr om m o o o Co d e Bay V V V a li d d d d thro ug ug g g h h 12 /11/1 6 1300 THIRD STREET SOUTH, NAPLES 239-262-5500 RIDGWAYBARANDGRILL.COM N N N N N E E E E W W W M M M M M E E E E N N N N U U U Experience Our Seasonal Favorites P P P P R R R R I I X X F F F I I X X X X E E Daily 4:30-5:30 3 Courses $35(per person) THE HOLIDAYS WITH US

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FLORIDA WEEKLY 2016 19 HolidayGIFT GUIDE 2016Lighting FirstWith so many options and questions for projects requiring new lighting and ceiling fans, Lighting First makes it easy with their one-stop shopping approach. The holidays are the perfect time to spruce up the home.28801 S. Tamiami Trail Bonita Springs (239) 949-2544Pratts Shoe SalonWith all of your favorite designers, styles and special attention to color and texture, Pratts Shoe Salon is exciting to say the least. Many styles are one of a kind and have been designed by Pratts. 1183 Third Street S. Naples (239) 261-7127 and Village on Venetian Bay 4206 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. (239) 262-6342 www.prattsshoesalon.com PandoraSince we never get to see snow glistening this winter, youll have to settle for the next best thing jewelry from Pandora at the Mercato. Pandora designs, manufactures and markets hand-finished and contemporary jewelry made from high-quality materials at affordable prices.Mercato 9123 Strada Place, Unit 7107 Naples (239) 431-5520 www.pandora.net 4600 Tamiami Trail E. Naples (239) 775-5100 www.lightingfirst.us 2016 Pub Crawl Stops and Sponsors Toy Drive supporting The Shelter for Abused Women & Children Naples Santa Pub Crawl6th AnnualHosted by Michael & Lori Smith Friday, December 9th 489 Bayfront Place, Naples239.530.2225 and more prizes! Bring an unwrapped toy to support The Shelter for Abused Women & Children. Toy drive donors will be entered into a Dress to IMPRESS in your favorite and festive holiday attire! Presented By: $500 cash for BEST Dressed! 2 3 4 5 1

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20 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY HolidayGIFT GUIDE 2016 St. Matthews HouseWhy not make a big donation this holiday season in the name of a loved one? St. Matthews House welcomes cash, stock, vehicle and material donations. Food donations can be brought to 2001 Airport Road, Naples.2001 Airport Road S. Naples (239) 774-0500 stmatthewshouse.orgJohnsonville Sausage MarketplaceJohnsonville Sausage the countrys No. 1 sausage brand offers area residents the opportunity to purchase a wide variety of products from the nations No. 1 sausage brand.6355 Naples Blvd. Naples (239) 598-0906 www.johnsonvillesausagemarketplace.comRib CityHaving the family over for holiday meals or parties? Why not leave the cooking to the pros. Rib City Catering can set you up with award winning baby back ribs, chicken, pork and beef with all the fixins.9191 N. Tamiami Trail Naples (239) 591-3500 www.ribcity.com 3871 E. Tamiami Trail Naples (239) 417-9090 SARASOTA: Sarasota Crossings 5459 Fruitville Road Sarasota(941) 342-6600 Email: darumasrq@gmail.comNAPLES: Across from the Ritz-Carlton 241 Center Street North Naples(239) 591-1200 Email: darumanaples@gmail.comFT. MYERS: Bell Tower Shops 13499 S. Cleveland Ave. Ft. Myers (239) 344-0037 Email: daruma@centurylink.netwww.darumarestaurant.com WHERE THE ENTERTAINMENT IS ALWAYS INCLUDED!Restaurant Hours 5-10 Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Holiday Gift Cards Available! Give the Gift of DaRuMa!Treat your family and friends to an evening theyll remember and truly enjoy! Live Entertainment 5 Nights a Week! Call today to book your Holiday Party!Taking Reservations Now for New Years! W W W W W W W W H H H H H H H H E E E E R R R R E E E E E T T T T T H H H H H H E E E E E E E E E E E E N N N N N N N N T T T T E E R R R T T T T A A A A A A A I I I I N N N N M M M E E N N N N N N N N N N N N N T T T T T T T T T T T I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A L L L L L L L L L L L L L W W W W W W W W W W W W A A A A A A A A Y Y Y Y Y Y S I I I I I I I I N N N N N N N N N N N N N C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Celebrate Your Holidays DaRuMa-Style!

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FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com 2016 21 HolidayGIFT GUIDE 2016 BackpacksCheck out these stylish and functional book bags by Sol and Selene at To the Moon. Bags are waterproof and stainproof. Come in a variety of hues. Available for $90.The Promenade 26811 South Bay Drive # 138 Bonita Springs (239) 949-8200Spa Blue MD at RiverchaseLike a fingerprint, every individuals skin is unique. When you visit Spa Blue MD, one of their skilled skin care professionals will work with you to design a regimen for rejuvenation based on your own unique cosmetic goals. (239) 449-3499 www.riverchasedermatology.com/ services/aesthetic-spa-services-by-spablue-md Salty Sams Pirate CruiseStep into a 90-minute interactive comedy adventure aboard the Pieces of Eight, a 65-foot replica Spanish galleon. Ye will be sworn in as pirates, fire live cannon rounds, mutiny against the Captain, play games and enjoy nautical nonsense. Don ye pirate garb and join the scurvy crew as they navigate the waters of the Gulf of Mexico.2500 Main St. Fort Myers Beach (239) 765-7272 www.floridapiratecruise.com Give the gift of a great night out & Stay Off The Pub Naples Mercato ExperiencethePub.com 239.434.6533/thirdstreetsouth.comOver 60 Vendors Directly on ThirdSaturday Mornings from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m.Stroll & Shop from Broad Street South to 13th Avenue South

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22 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY HolidayGIFT GUIDE 2016Red And Turquoise BagHit the town in style with this chic red and turquoise beaded clutch by Mary Frances at Kays on the Beach. Available for $148.The Promenade at 26821 South Bay Drive Bonita Springs (239) 949-5551Heart SeaterSlip into this cashmere-blend sweater designed with a fun heart. At Evelyn & Arthur. Various sizes. Available for $222.Eyes And Lips This cashmere-blend sweater at Evelyn & Arthur is perfect for that fun-loving gal on your holiday list. Various sizes. Available for $230.Turquoise WrapThis cashmere sweater wrap at Evelyn & Arthur is fabulous for those cool Florida evenings. Available for $196.The Promenade at Bonita Bay De Romos Drive 26811 South Bay Drive, #128 Bonita Springs (239) 949-4100 Leopard ApronAdd some sex appeal to your cooking preparation with a leopard print apron at The Good Life. Available for $29. 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road, #176 Naples (239) 514-4663

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FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com 2016 23 HolidayGIFT GUIDE 2016 Cashmere WrapGet cozy with a soft cashmere wrap by Tina Stephens at Signatures. Available for $149. 26795 South Bay Drive Bonita Springs (239) 949-1573Cheese Serving SetServe up your favorite cheeses in style with this well-designed cheese serving set at Well Read Department Store. Available for $77.Wooden NecklaceMake this unique statement necklace made of jasper, crystal and agate your holiday go-to piece at Well Read Department Store. Available for $98. 26841 South Bay Drive Bonita Springs (239) 221-3282 MIROMAR OUTLETS Gift Cards* are the Perfect Gift!Good for Purchases at Over 140 Top Designer and Brand Name Outlets and Restaurants HOLIDAYS SHOWERS BIRTHDAYS WEDDINGS THANK YOU GRADUATIONS Savings Up to 70% OFF Retail Prices 120116-2911 MiromarOutlets.com (239) 948-3766 Mon. Sat.: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sun.: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit MiromarOutlets.com for Special Holiday Hours I-75, Exit 123, Corkscrew Rd./Miromar Outlets Blvd. In Estero, between Naples & Fort Myers 75 75 Ex Ex Ex it t it 1 1 23 23 , Co Co Co rk rk rk sc sc sc re re w w Rd Rd d / ./ ./ Mi Mi ro ro m ma ma r r Ou Ou Ou tl tl t et et et s s Bl Bl vd vd . In In E E st st er er o o, b b b e et et we we en en en N N ap ap ap le le le s s s & & Fo Fo rt rt *Subject to monthly maintenance fee. Terms and Conditions of the Card Agreement are set forth at MiromarOutlets.com. Copyright 2016, Miromar Development Corporation. Miromar Outlets is a registered service mark of Miromar Development Corporation. Mention this ad at the Visitor Information Kiosk to receive your FREE VIP Savings Brochure.EVERYONE WILL LOVE THE GIFT OF SHOPPING & DINING!Gift cards are available at MiromarOutlets.com, at the Mall Ofce, or the Visitor Information Kiosk. JUST BECAUSE CORPORATE GIFTS CONGRATULATIONS BAR/BAT MITZVAHS EMPLOYEE INCENTIVES

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om c. T C21SUNBEL LT .ww w ISTINGS! VISIT .COM T T. .C21SUNBEL WWW W. TO VIEW ALL AILABLE LI V VA A Spanish WellsYou'll be glad you chose this carefully-maintained home on .26 acres in Bonita Springs. Settle into this 2 bedroom/2 bath.$329,0001-866-657-2300 800BS059235. BONITA SPRINGS The Home & Lifestyle You DeserveThe home & lifestyle you deserve! 4 bed 3 bath estate w/3-car garage, heated pool/spa, great layout with gorgeous golf course.$324,9001-866-657-2300 800CC048576. FORT MYERS Like New Construction Renovated3/2 remodel with brand new everything including a brand new $50,000 pool.$319,9001-866-657-2300 800CC061575. CAPE CORAL Beautiful Estates 3+/2 Home Many Extra's3 Bedroom split design, 2 bathroom. 2000 sqft RV & boat storage. Extended lanai enclosed pavilion for BBQ's A must see!$315,5001-866-657-2300 800NA055513. NAPLES Palmetto Ridge at Shadow Wood2 bed/2 bath condo. Southern exposure offers bright & airy ambiance w/beautiful golf course views. Lots of storage space.$305,0001-866-657-2300 800BS055002. BONITA SPRINGS Moody River Lake Front HomeBeautiful home in gated community. Amenities include Olympic size swimming pool, tennis courts.$299,9991-866-657-2300 800FM054919. NORTH FORT MYERS SW Cape Coral Beautiful Home Prime Location3/2 pool home located close to Cape Harbour. Corner lot with lush landscaping. Close to shopping and schools.$299,9001-866-657-2300 800CC044347. CAPE CORAL Totally Remodeled in Las Palmas SubdivisionTotal remodel w/new roof, new tile, new electric, new plumbing, granite counter tops & more. Seller financing offered.$299,9001-866-657-2300 800CC068438. FORT MYERS Tee Golf Club Gated Community Pool HomeEnjoy sitting right on the Kings Course in sought after Cape Royal home of Royal Tee Gulf Club.$299,0001-866-657-2300 800FM040902. CAPE CORAL Fabulous 2 Bed/2 Bath Rivers I CondoEnd unit with private courtyard, large master suite, River views. Beach Parkway area, Jaycee Park!$269,9001-866-657-2300 800CC020083. CAPE CORAL Laguna Lakes Upper Lakeview TurnkeyThis top floor condo is fully furnished renovated with a lake view!$269,5001-866-657-2300 800FM070861. FORT MYERS Heatherstone at Rookery Pointe in EsteroCharming 3/2.5 townhome in gated community w/1 car garage, lake and sunset views w/extended lanai.$260,0001-866-657-2300 800FM064654. ESTERO 3/2 Single Family Home Port Charlotte AreaThis like new 3 bed 2 bath 2 car garage pool home in Sec 15 is a must see! Remastered kitchen and bathroom!$259,9001-866-657-2300 800CH227000. PORT CHARLOTTE Beautiful Home 3 Bed 2 Bed + DenBeautifully remodeled pool home with 3 bedroom 2 bathroom and den has tons to offer. Home has large white tiles.$249,9001-866-657-2300 800LE062621. LEHIGH ACRES Build In 2003 Cape Pool HomeNewer SW Cape Coral pool home with 3 bedrooms and 2 bath comes turnkey including furniture and furnishings.$249,0001-866-657-2300 800CC020408. CAPE CORAL Move-in Ready! Mint ConditionNewly renovated 3/2 home. Tile throughout, wood cabinetry, granite countertops. New ceiling fans and newer A/C.$239,9001-866-657-2300 800CC049045. CAPE CORAL Beautiful SW Cape Pool HomeGorgeous 3/2 split floor plan w/close proximity to everything that beautiful Cape Coral has to offer.$239,0001-866-657-2300 800BS035751. CAPE CORAL Beautiful 4 Bed 2 Bath and PoolGreat location, quiet neighborhood. Fenced-in side and back yard with a beautiful pool.$234,5001-866-657-2300 800CC060203. CAPE CORAL Fantastic Shamrock LakesShamrock Lakes beauty! Remodeled and upgraded 3 bedroom/2bath/2car garage pool home.$229,9001-866-657-2300 800FM064751. CAPE CORAL Golf CondoA must see 2 bedrooms 2 bath home.$225,0001-866-657-2300 800FM066217. FORT MYERS Gorgeous Golf Course ViewsLive at the Forest Country Club in a gorgeous 3 bed/3bath condo. Golf and social memberships are available.$225,0001-866-657-2300 800FM070430. FORT MYERS Immaculate Carriage Home Fully FurnishedMust see fully furnished 1st floor carriage home with garage and partial lake view.$224,9001-866-657-2300 800FM051196. FORT MYERS Golfers DreamGolfer's Dream-location-location beautiful 3 bed home just under 1800 sqft, upgraded laminate, tile floors carpet in bedrooms.$214,9001-866-657-2300 800LE037906. LEHIGH ACRES Beautiful New 2016 Home 3+ DenAre you looking for that dream home? Nothing beats brand new. You will be this home's first owner!$209,5001-866-657-2300 800LE069732. LEHIGH ACRES

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Cal -2300 7 6-65l 86 THINKINREN OUR Y YO CENTU SUNBEL AL DE RENT TA WITH RLOOKIN HOMES NG ABOUTNTINGHOME? Y21 UR RY HAS A T L LT TMENT AR RT EP PA RENTERS NG FOR S NOW!G! UR SHOWING CALL 866-657-2300 TO SCHEDULE YOU Highland Woods2 bedroom/2 bathroom located in Highland Woods. Well maintained w/newer AC. Private golf membership included.$189,9001-866-657-2300 800BS059780. BONITA SPRINGS Priced to Sell!!This large SW Cape pool home is priced to sell. Just weeks for completion get in on the positive equity on this property$189,9001-866-657-2300 800LE066697. CAPE CORAL Updated 2 Bed/2 Bath/Whiskey CreekSpacious (1642 sqft) villa featuring wood kitchen cabinets/stainless feel appliances. Master bath has wood cabinets.$184,9001-866-657-2300 800FM063021. FORT MYERS Your Dream Home is Waiting for YouCome view your next home. Large 3/2 sits on a quiet street. Near Jaguar & Homestead.$184,9001-866-657-2300 800LE070595. LEHIGH ACRES Legends Golf Community, Bundled Golf & SocialLegends Golf & CC in Ft. Myers is a golfers paradise! Built from '99-'05 by Lennar Homes. 18 hole Championship course.$180,0001-866-657-2300 800BS026907. FORT MYERS 3 Bed Bath Home Ready For You3 bed 2 bath home in the quiet Palmetto Pines neighborhood. Enjoy your meals in the eat in kitchen or dining area.$179,9001-866-657-2300 800CC069073. CAPE CORAL Executive Condo In Positano Place1/1 Ground floor unit is fully furnished and ready to go. Pool, clubhouse, & lake views. Gorgeous decor! Low fees.$178,9001-866-657-2300 800NA012562. NAPLES 2 Bed 2 Bath In Desirable North NaplesGorgeous lake and pool view 2/2 light, bright, updated and immaculately clean. Being sold turnkey.$175,0001-866-657-2300 800NA023727. NAPLES Bella Terra 2+/2 with Carport and StorageBella Terra 2+/2 with carport and storage.$175,0001-866-657-2300 800BS064194. ESTERO Perfect Starter or InvestmentSpacious 3 bed 2 bath w/tile floors, vaulted ceilings, Granite counters, great fenced yard w/room for a pool! 2 car garage.$170,0001-866-657-2300 800CC051280. CAPE CORAL Walk To Downtown Festivals3/2/1 fenced yard, split bedroom plan. Florida room, courtyard patio and built in BBQ. Walk to bus stop, shopping.$160,2701-866-657-2300 800CC045479. CAPE CORAL Bright, Airy, Beautiful 2nd Floor Corner CondoA must see-too many features, immaculate, upgraded finishes, 1850 sqft, perfect location and views.$157,5001-866-657-2300 800CC025244. CAPE CORAL 3/2 Double Wide Fenced LotCountry setting in a established neighborhood. Oversized detached garage. Inside laundry. Separate Mother-in-law suite.$149,0001-866-657-2300 800CC070792. NORTH FORT MYERS Great Listing! 3 Bed 2 Bath HomeScreen porch, security system, 2 car garage. Close to 82. 3 bedroom 2 bath unit for the perfect home owner to move in to.$145,0001-866-657-2300 800LE064697. LEHIGH ACRES Fort MyersTotally remodeled 2 bed 2 bath 1st floor end unit with scenic lakefront view! Desirable 55+ adult community!$145,0001-866-657-2300 800CC071433. FORT MYERS Gulf Access Condo with Garage2 bedroom 2 bath condo with attached garage.$145,0001-866-657-2300 800FM071439. FORT MYERS Up to date Condo2 bedroom 2 bath + den golf view!$139,4501-866-657-2300 800FM067291. FORT MYERS Spacious TownhomeSandalwood Estates is centrally located in the exclusive South Point area and close to restaurants, beaches, Rutenberg.$136,0001-866-657-2300 800FM047355. FORT MYERS Beautiful 2/2 Home on Dorchester WaterwayFish from your own backyard in this cute 2 bed 2 bath 1 car garage home on the Dorchester Waterway! New roof and A/C.$121,9001-866-657-2300 800CH230981. PORT CHARLOTTE Spacious 2 Bed 2 Bath in Central LehighThis spacious 2/2/1 home has tons to offer. Property has screened foyer to front door, split bedrooms, back lanai.$120,0001-866-657-2300 800LE050457. LEHIGH ACRES 2 /1/1 Single Family Home in Tropical Gulf AcresCute 2 bedroom 1.5 bath 1 car garage home in Tropical Gulf Acres! Newer A/C .perfect retirement home or starter home.$115,5001-866-657-2300 800CH230044. PUNTA GORDA Beautiful Condo in Port CharlotteBeautiful 3 bedroom & 2 bath condo with 2 bath condo with 2 under building parking places. Turnkey furnished come see it!$115,0001-866-657-2300 800CH228167. PORT CHARLOTTE

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www.C21SUNBELT.com Southwest FloridaSignature Collection A SELECTION OF EXEMPLARY HOMES. Call 866.657.2300 A NAME YOU CAN TRUST TO SELL YOUR HOMEBARBARA M. WATT FOUNDED CENTURY 21 SUNBELT REALTY IN 1984BARBARA M. WATTWWW.C21SUNBELT.COM Gulf Access North NaplesClean 2 bed/2 bath/1.5 bath home in 55+ community, low fees. Boat dockage available. Close to beaches.$114,9001-866-657-2300 800FM053179. FORT MYERS 2 Bedroom Gated 55+ Bundled GolfEnjoy Florida as a snowbird or make this your permanent home. Spacious 2 bedroom unit located close to shopping.$108,8001-866-657-2300 800FM054990. FORT MYERS Affordable Condo in Downtown Cape CoralThis cute 2 bedroom/1 bath condo is within walking distance of downtown Cape Coral. Makes a terrific investment.$91,5001-866-657-2300 800FM071410. CAPE CORAL Like New HomeVery clean and affordable home looking for a new owner now.$90,0001-866-657-2300 800CC036070. FORT MYERS 1st Floor 2 Bed/2 Bath Martinique Condo55 + adult community. Updated kitchen, tile and wood floors. NW Corner Summerlin and Cypress Lakes Dr near Barbara B Mann.$87,0001-866-657-2300 800FM058731. FORT MYERS Gulf Access Condo with PoolA rare opportunity to own a piece of paradise! Gulf access canal with dock for your boat, pool and completely furnished.$86,0001-866-657-2300 800CC064315. CAPE CORAL Great Investment PropertyThis 4 bed unit is ready to be remodeled for your home or for your rental property.$80,0001-866-657-2300 80LE030034. LABELLE 2 Bed 2 Bath Condo in Mystic Gardens2 bedroom 2 bath unfurnished condo, freshly painted. New carpet in master bedroom.$57,0001-866-657-2300 800FM071388. FORT MYERS Ft. Myers Beach Bayfront HomeOver 5,000 sqft with a private boat dock! One of a kind home on the bay.$1,799,0001-866-657-2300 800FM033960. FORT MYERS BEACH Ft. Myers Contemporary Estate HomeThis is a two story estate home has been totally remodeled.$1,699,0001-866-657-2300 800FM022494. FORT MYERS Magnificent Mediterranean Bellagio MasterpieceMediterranean house situated on an oversized lot at the end of the cul-de-sac !!!!!!$1,100,0001-866-657-2300 800CC071053. CAPE CORAL Better Than New ConstructionGorgeous gulf access home located on 200+ ft canal in popular neighborhood south of Cape Coral Pkwy. Stunning views!$899,9001-866-657-2300 800CC065142. CAPE CORAL Gorgeous 4+ Den 3 Bath 3 Car GarageSpacious custom pool home 4 bed + den, 3.5 baths, 3 car garage canal gulf access.$799,9001-866-657-2300 800FM063531. CAPE CORAL Gorgeous & Stunning Sandpiper Floor Plan3 bed, 3 bath,3 car garage home in Bonita Lakes. Hardwood & tile flooring. Tray ceilings & granite countertops in kitchen.$799,0001-866-657-2300 800BS060850. BONITA SPRINGS Direct Sailboat Access Home Across From Cape HarbourBetter then new construction !! This home is located in the most desirable neighborhood of Cape Coral.$799,0001-866-657-2300 800CC019327. CAPE CORAL Views! Views! Views!Exceptional opportunity to purchase a corner cul-desac home with wide intersecting canal views, a boater's dream.$795,0001-866-657-2300 800BS071278. CAPE CORAL Riverfront Equestrian EstateLocated on the Orange River with 2 homes, barn, dressage facilities with the equestrian in mind. You will fall in love!$780,0001-866-657-2300 800FM031273. FORT MYERS Colonial Style Home on Sailboat WaterImmaculate 2 story Colonial designed home on sailboat water in Port Charlotte. Sail boat frontage and beach access!$575,0001-866-657-2300 800CH232214. PORT CHARLOTTE Fantastic Water Views and Breathtaking SunsetsPrepare to fall in love! This stunning home is built to perfection by a respected luxury builder to the highest standard$567,5001-866-657-2300 800CC052668. CAPE CORAL Beautiful Southern Exposure Gulf Access HomeBeautiful 3/2 + den, pool home located in unit 69. Cape Harbour, dining & shopping, and turnkey.$549,0001-866-657-2300 800CC038865. CAPE CORAL

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NEW10 10 Newcomers SWFL 2017 II www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY Indulge yourself at Southwest Floridas best malls and shopping centers.ATTRACTIONS SHOPPING Theres alot to see in Southwest Florida. 99 Southwest Florida Insider 14 Local flavor 20 Southwest Florida 5 ways 30 Register for school 42 Our communities 57 Sporting events 78 Parks 86 Sporting life 92 Cultural venues 94 Healthcare 96 Retire in style 101 EVENTS See and be seen at the areas signature events.90 20

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NEW14 14 Newcomers SWFL 2017 II www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYA wickedly great taste of the CapeApple pie, blueberry and strawberry rum, or as Wick ed Dolphin Distillery calls it, rumshine (their inventive take on moonshine), is available in none other than Cape Coral. This city was once just a sleepy suburb of Fort Myers filled with retirees, but the Cape has come a long way. With plenty of young families in the area, its now a hip mecca with a variety of new eateries, and, yes, a rum distillery. Wicked Dolphin Artisan Rum opened in 2012 strictly as a distillery, but when curious neighboring residents detected the sweet scent of rum wafting through Cape Coral, they showed up and knocked on the doors, hoping for tours and tastings. A year later, owner JoAnn Elardo made it happen. These days, Wicked Dolphin is open to the public and has become a popular destination for rum tastings, distillery tours and private parties and even features a gift shop with homemade sauces, apparel, Tervis Tumblers and, of course, a variety of delicious rum flavors. Wicked Dolphin is easy to find. Just cross the bridge into Cape Coral and follow the smell of coconut.Wicked Dolphin Artisan Rum 131 SW Third Place, Cape Coral (239) 242-5244 www.wickeddolphin.comCmon to NaplesI TS A MAGICAL ONE-STOP SHOP FOR KIDS WHO LOVE TO play, learn and dream and the name says it all, Cmon!Cmon, the Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples, is a state-of-the-art educational playground that will not only leave children wide-eyed and delighted, but is super-cool and impressive for parents, too. The col orful, two-story building boasts 30,000 square feet of fun and education, ranging from imaginative handson exhibits that let kids build with wooden planks to Mother Natures House, where they can go from snow to sunshine just by turning a corner. Then theres The Farm, where kids have a job learning to grow and harvest produce. And theyll love the Journey Through the Ever COURTESY IMAGE Wicked Dolphin Artisan Rum distillery opened in 2012.SWFL INSIDER

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NEW16 16 Newcomers SWFL 2017 II www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYglades, as they climb and play through a model of ancient mangroves. At the center of Cmon is a massive banyan tree that kids can crawl up, over, on and explore all the way to the second floor. An unforgettable experience for the entire family, Cmon is a must-do with 12 hands-on exhibits, as well as special events (check the online calendar at cmon.org). Cmon is designed for children and their families from birth (check out the ABC Toddler Lot!) up to age 14. Cmon, the Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples 15080 Livingston Road, Naples (239) 514-0084 www.cmon.orgRomancing the stone crabSouthwest Florida is known for its gorgeous sunsets, sandy beaches and warm temperatures year-round. Additionally, our little corner of paradise also boasts some of the best seafood in the state, and from Oct. 15 through May 15, that means stone crab claws. The stone crab harvest season in these parts yields an abundance of the biggest, juiciest and tastiest claws around, giving local restaurants a popular seasonal menu item. In Lee County, fans of the claw flock to Lobster Lady Seafood Market and Restaurant in Cape Coral, where the eatery tucked into a shopping plaza on Cape Coral Parkway serves stone crab claws fresh off the boat. In Collier County, locals in the know head to Ever glades City to Triad Seafood Market and Cafe. The little waterfront restaurant offers All You Can Eat stone crabs and proves well worth the drive. In Charlotte County, Peace River Seafood in Punta Gorda is the place to crack your claws. Enjoy live music and wash down your crab with a bucket of beer.Lobster Lady Seafood Market and Bistro 1715 Cape Coral Parkway W., Units 2a nd 3, Cape Coral (239) 471-0136 www.lobsterladyseafood.com Triad Seafood Cafe 401 School Drive, Everglades City (239) 695-2662 www.triadseafoodmarketcafe.com Peace River Seafood 5337 Duncan Road, Punta Gorda (941) 505-8440 www.facebook.com/peace.seafood/Historic cult classicJust entering the Koreshan State Historic Site is an experience in itself. You wont be the first to detect an almost mystical, haunting aura. Featured in several travel guides, including Weird Florida and Roadside America, the one-time Utopian village was founded by an eclectic Chicago religious WILLIAM SILVER LOBSTER LADY SEAFOOD MARKET AND BISTRO Lobster Lady Seafood Mar ket and Bistro is one of a few great spots to get great stone crab and seafood in SWFL. The Founders Home at the Koreshan State Historic Site in Estero, Florida

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NEW18 18 Newcomers SWFL 2017 II www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYleader named Cyrus Teed who took the name Koresh and, in 1894, formed a commune based in Estero called the Koreshan Unity. The religion was based on the belief that the earth is actually hollow and humanity dwells within. While it was an easily disproven notion, there were hundreds of Koreshans who lived peacefully in the commune until the early 1960s, when the four remaining members deeded the land to the state. The former New Jerusalem is now a site for tours, picnics, weddings, theatrical performances and more. Filled with exotic vegetation and located on the banks of the Estero River, one visit to this heavenly state park will prove why Mr. Teed and his followers were convinced theyd found paradise. Koreshan State Historic Site 3800 Corkscrew Road, Estero (239) 992-0311 www.floridastateparks.orgMarvel of an open marketWhether you need it or not, the Ortiz Avenue Flea Market probably has it, and youre sure to have fun look ing for it. Folks come from Collier and Charlotte counties (and beyond) to take in all that this marketplace has to offer. Located just off I-75 at exit 138 in Fort Myers, and open every Saturday and Sunday (but closed through the week), this huge flea market bustles with activity, houses more than 600 vendors and contains a hodgepodge of items from the quirky to the must-haves. Foodies know to show up early for fresh, locally grown produce, while cowboys and cowgirls alike browse through the extensive collection of leather boots. Need a major appliance such as a washer or dryer? Pick it up on your way to shop for designer sunglasses, beauty products, luggage or a brand-new ball gown. There are also kids activities, fresh lemonade and some of the best tacos in Southwest Florida. Ortiz Avenue Flea Market 1501 Ortiz Ave., Fort Myers (239) 694-5019 www.facebook.com/ortizeave.fleamarketVANDY MAJOR The Ortiz Avenue Flea Market offers marvelous open market opportunity.

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NEW20 20 Newcomers SWFL 2017 II www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYDINE LIKE A PRO BY KAREN FELDMANcuisine@oridaweekly.comCheck out the restaurants where the chefs goS O YOU WANT TO FIND A GREAT PLACE FOR A BREAK fast binge on biscuits and gravy. Or a sweet spot for lunch at the beach. Or perhaps you need the quintessential romantic dinner venue to woo that special someone. Where do you find a reliable source? While Uncle Harrys gift of gab may be appealing, his palate may not be quite as discerning. You trust your buddy Brendan with your life, but maybe not that critical dinner date. The fact is, your friends and family may all be terrif ic, but when it comes to food, seek the wisdom of pro fessionals. Chefs those men and women who spend most of their waking hours making other peoples food know a good place when they experience it. To help you dine like a pro, weve talked with four area chefs whose own restaurants shine and are known to get out and about to sample the competition on a regular basis. Heres what they told us.Tony Ridgway, Ridgway Bar & Grill and Tonys Off Third, 1300 Third St. South; (239) 262-5500; and Bayside Seafood Grill & Bar, The Village on Venetian Bay, 4270 Gulf Shore Blvd. Naples; (239) 649-5552. You would have to be a very, very, very long-time resident of Naples to remember a time when Tony Ridgway didnt have a restaurant here. He opened The Wurst Place in October 1971. A year later, he opened The Chefs Garden, which is where the serious restaurant work began, he says. Indeed. There was also Villa Pescatore, Truffles and Plums, all excellent and popular. Today, his eponymous restaurant is his primary turf and a place he considers unique for him. I think it is a summary of all that I have learned over the four and one half decades, he says. I do not strive to have the latest cooking style or the latest ingredients offered. Fairly straightforward food, using great quality and hopefully prepared perfectly. I love the current menu. New items went into effect Oct. 12. Where do you like to go for breakfast?My wife, Wynne, and I just finished breakfast at Skil lets. There is one near our house and Ross, the owner, used to be a baker for us. Hes made a success of his con cept. The pumpkin pancakes are worth the indulgence. VANDY MAJOR PHOTOGRAPHY Tony Ridgway of Ridgway Bar & Grill and Tonys Off Third.

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NEW22 22 Newcomers SWFL 2017 II www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYWhose wine list do you like?Im not sure that question is valid for me. When we go to the Grill Room at The Ritz-Carlton, which is very infrequently, I let the sommelier choose for us. Ridgway has a great selection and is hard to beat. If I wanted a great French list, Id go to Bleu Provence.What other restaurants do you frequent?We go to KCs Bistro with some frequency. He (chef/owner Keith Casey) and I think very similarly about food and I really like him. We talk business a lot when were there. What qualities do you look for in a restaurant?I can be very easy to please. I can also be hypercritical. But then, I am hypercritical of my own efforts. I dont need to be impressed. I love food well prepared. There are lots of good menus in town but not that many translating the menu to the plate. Great bread is a must. Great soup as well. I dont like restaurants that repeat ingredients too much although we all do to some degree. Desserts are usually the weak point of restaurants. Many are poor quality and pre-prepared. A really great restaurant must have the ability to do something well in this area.Brian McCarley, chef/owner, The Other Side Bistro, 24630 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; (239) 992-7433. He came from the big city where he worked in French restaurants and the Aurelios pizza chain, then ran Good Soup, a small caf in Fort Myers, followed by Artistic Deli, which closed a few years ago. After a few stops along the way, he opened The Other Side Bistro in Bonita Springs last year. He and his brother, Drew, plan to open a traditional Italian restaurant, Chiantis, in Fort Myers early in 2016. Mr. McCarley once dreamed of running a French restaurant, but has come around to the philosophy that almost everything we eat is based on classic French cuisine. The influence shows up in menu items such as beef bourguignon, French onion soup and escargot, but he also does a booming business in meatloaf. Where he once described his style as Ameri can with a French hand, he now says, Im just a guy that cooks food. He attributes that change in description to broadening his scope of interests after Artistic Deli closed. I changed focus. I go fishing with my son (Thatcher, 8), do Cub Scouts, he says. I dont know if Im leaving something on the table, but I know Im a better human being. When he and his family dine out, the decision typically comes down to where Thatcher wants to eat.Where do you go for lunch?On Saturday, we have family day and we usually end up at Iguana Mia. My wife and son love it. When its just my wife and me, we like South Fork (at Coconut Point), too.Whose wine list or liquor collection attracts you?Spirits of Bacchus (in downtown Fort Myers) is still my straight-up favorite. I love bourbon and they have a great selection of bourbon. Twisted Vine (also downtown Fort Myers) has a phenomenal wine list. And TAG (Coconut Point) has a great beer list.Where do you go to dine outdoors?I love air conditioning like nobodys business. I rarely eat outside.What do you look for when choosing a restaurant?In general, food quality needs to be good. My son has got to want to eat there. He isnt picky and eats things like Caesar salad, fish and steak. We like friendly people and we like it when people are nice to my kid. Dont roll your eyes at him. Dont make me feel like a second-class citizen because I have a kid. He is well-behaved in restaurants. VANDY MAJOR PHOTOGRAPHY Brian McCarley is partial to places that are kid-friendly.

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NEW24 24 Newcomers SWFL 2017 II www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYGloria Cabral Jordan, chef/owner, La Trattoria Caf Napoli, 12377 S. Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers; (239) 931-0050; and Mermaid Garden Caf, The Atrium, 8695 College Parkway, Fort Myers; (239) 425-3480. Chef/owner of the 10-year-old La Trattoria Caf Napoli, Ms. Cabral Jordan fulfilled her dream to run a farm-to-table caf when she opened Mermaid Garden for breakfast and lunch a year ago. La Trattoria combines Mediterranean, Cuban and tapas while the caf offers bright fresh fare, most of which is from Florida, mostly organic.Who has your favorite wine list? What about craft cocktails?For wine, its definitely Angelinas Restaurant in Bonita Springs. They have everything you are looking for and good information. For cocktails, its Nevermind Awesome in Cape Coral. They have the best mixology, great flavors and I appreciate the homemade simple syrup and the clever names of the cocktails.Where do you go for a romantic dinner?Veranda E at The Escalante Hotel in Naples is excellent. I love the atmosphere. It has great food without being pretentious. When you are dining on their patio, you feel like you are in Europe.Whats your favorite place for seafood?Definitely Roys (in Bonita and Naples). Their fish and shellfish is safe to eat raw and they make killer sauces that enhance the freshest tastes of the sea.How about steaks?The Blue Coyote (club in Fort Myers, restaurant on Sanibel). The steaks are always perfect way better than many steakhouses and the price is right.Where do you go for a good bargain?I consider Fathoms (formerly The Joint at Cape Harbour) a bargain, not because of the quantity of the food but because of the quality. Its inventive and the prices are good. Thats a bargain!What do you look for when choosing a restaurant?The menu has to be creative. Second, it has to have atmosphere simple and clean, but I like chandeliers, too. I wont judge service anymore. Having two restaurants, I know how hard it is to find knowledgeable and friendly faces. In my opin ion, food is what you remember. Their flavors must be unique or traditional, but executed correctly. And I love to see the owners greet the customers and be in control. VANDY MAJOR PHOTOGRAPHY Gloria Cabral Jordan looks for a creative menu and atmosphere.

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NEW28 28 Newcomers SWFL 2017 II www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYSteve Iadevaia, corporate executive chef, River City Grill, 131 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda; (941) 6399080; Italia @ River City, 127 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda; (941) 639-7655; and Mangrove Caf, 878 Fifth Ave. S., Naples; (239) 262-7076. While hes officially the corporate executive chef, if someone asks him, he says, Im the cook because thats the part you never want to lose sight of. He describes his cooking style as evolving. I like being able to switch it up and cook what Im feeling at the moment. Ive always leaned toward the Italian ideology of simple, flavorful dishes using quality ingredients. Working with Worden Farm and some of our other local farms has really stepped up my vegetable game. At Italia, hes partial to the carbonara and the chicken Milanese. At River City, the prime steak and simple, fresh-seared, dry-pack scallops are top of his list.Do you have a favorite breakfast spot?As a restaurant person, Im definitely more of a night owl than an early riser, so Im much more likely to have breakfast at 3 a.m. than 8 a.m. That said, the Smokehouse (in Punta Gorda) has pretty legit biscuits and gravy. And, as a rule, a fried egg on anything makes it better.Where do you go for lunch or dinner with your family?We usually head to smaller, ethnic places. Royal India in Port Charlotte does an awesome job. In Naples, we always stop at El Rincon de Mexico for gorditas. I am not ashamed to say weve made the three-hour roundtrip to Miami for a Shake Shack burger more than once.Whose wine and/or craft cocktails appeal to you?Although our recent trip to France rekindled my love for wine, Im usually more of a beer guy. The Celtic Ray (Punta Gorda) has a great import/craft beer list. Weve recently gotten our own local brewery, Fat Point, which is making some great beers right here in PG. I also really like the next-level stuff Darwin Brewing is doing in Bradenton.Wheres your go-to spot for a romantic evening?The Perfect Caper has always been spot-on with food and service, but Punta Gorda has come into its own lately with some other great places downtown. The Turtle Club has a great feel and top-notch food and Leroys Southern Kitchen has brought something fun and new to town. If we are feeling like a change of scenery, we will head to Fifth Avenue in Naples and hit Osteria Tulia. Theres some sexy food coming out of that place.What overall characteristic matters most to you in restaurants?Chefs tend to like the best food in the world and the worst food in the world, so a lot depends on my mood at the time. I can sit down to a 10-course tasting menu with wine pairings or a basket of hot wings and be just as happy. On most menus, I tend to choose my dish by the accompaniments. Interesting starch or vegetable preparations will sway me more than the actual proteins, in most cases. I really just look for places using quality ingredients. If I can see some passion and love in whats coming out of the kitchen, I know Im going to enjoy it.VANDY MAJOR PHOTOGRAPHY Steve Iadevaia says his mood often dictates his taste.

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NEW30 30 Newcomers SWFL 2017 II www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY BY NANCI THEORETFlorida Weekly CorrespondentPaddle through paradiseA boat powered by paddle plunges you into serene scenery, mangrove tunnels and places those with a motor can only dream of. Choose a secluded stretch of water along the 190 miles of the Great Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail and signs of civilization soon fade into NatGeo moments: long-legged birds hunting for dinner, mullet and leopard rays leaping in the air, and if youre lucky, a manatee or dolphin breaking the smooth surface with a distinctive snort. Marked water trails throughout Lee County provide beginners and advanced kayakers with a variety of experiences from the Gulf of Mexico and Estero Bay to Pine Island Sound and the Caloosahatchee, secluded beaches and mazelike backwaters shaded by towering tree canopies. Explore waterways around Captiva and Sanibel islands, land at historic sites for a bit of on-the-ground discovery at the Koreshan State Historic Site and the 31-foot tall Mound Key, and channel your inner Calusa as you discover the waters and the way traveled by Southwest Floridas first residents. You can even bring your water-loving pooch to the off-leash dog beach near Lovers Key State Park. For full immersion, consider joining a guided tour led by naturalists pointing out flora and fauna or join a moonlit paddle. Visit calusablueway.com for downloadable trail maps showing key locations to see wading birds plus lunch and launch spots, bars, parks and (yay!) spas accessible from the water.EXPERIENCE SWFL FIVE WAYSSEE MORE EXPERIENCES, 31 COURTESY PHOTO Paddling through paradise

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NEW32 32 Newcomers SWFL 2017 II www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYThe art of community theaters From Naples to Charlotte County, community the aters have staged thousands of performances since the 1950s, tackling everything from one-man shows, highly choreographed Broadway musicals and scripts written by local and emerging playwrights. The Naples Players staged its first show in 1953 and now offers more than 220 annual performances almost all sellouts and a home at the Fifth Avenue South Sugden Theatre. Its consistently voted as the areas best live theater. The Charlotte Players started as a solo acting class in 1961 and has grown to more than 230 active mem bers and three Main Stage Productions at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County and six smaller shows at the groups Langdon Playhouse during the 2016-17 season. The Lab Theatre and Theatre Conspiracy, both in Fort Myers, depart from traditional main-stream theater. Dubbing itself at a combination of ensemble work and artistic risk, the Lab Theatre is dedicated to presenting strong messages about the diverse human experience: the good, the bad and the uncomfortable. You wont see the biggest Broadway blockbuster staged by Theatre Conspiracy at the Lee County Alli ance for the Arts. This group is dedicated to produc ing and promoting the work of the next generation of international and local playwrights. The Herb Strauss Theater on Sanibels BIG ARTS campus brings live theater to the island, with a season showcasing musical performances, comedies and satire. Naples Players 701 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (239) 263-7990 naplesplayers.org Charlotte Players Port Charlotte (941) 625-4175, ext. 220 charlotteplayers.org Laboratory Theatre 1634 Woodford Ave., Fort Myers (239) 218-0481 laboratorytheaterflorida.com Theatre Conspiracy 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers (239) 936-3239 theatreconspiracy.org Herb Strauss Theater 2200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island (239) 472-6862 bigarts.orgA castle in the middle of nowhereThey say a mans home is his castle, and the late sculptor Howard Solomon proved the point in the 1970s by building a 10,000-square-foot castle covered in recycled aluminum printing plates in Ona, a 50-minute drive from Fort Myers. Mr. Solomon, who sadly passed away in August 2016, opened the castle his studio, gallery, workshop and home for monthly tours at the request of curious townsfolk, says daughter Alane Solomon. Everyone was asking what this man from New York was doing out in the swamp, she says. Today, Solomons Castle is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays from October through June for tours and nature walks along the banks of Horse Creek. Guests can even stay the knight, booking a bed-andbreakfastand-tour package in the Blue Moon room. The property also features the 250-seat Boat in the Moat restaurant offering salads, sandwiches and heartier entrees plus card-themed desserts (think Ace of Spades Chocolate Cherry Cake) and ice cream. Sit in the boat, a light house or in the shade of live oaks. Admission is $12.50 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger. Leave your credit cards at home; only cash is accepted. Solomons Castle 4533 Solomon Road, Ona (863) 494-6077 solomonscastle.org COURTESY PHOTO Miguel Cintron in The Gun Show, at Theatre Conspiracy.

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NEW33 FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com II 2017 Newcomers SWFL 33Master Sanibels art of shellingSpend just a few minutes on the islands beaches and youre almost guaranteed to witness the Sanibel stoop: beachcombers with heads down, backs bent, eyes intently scanning sand and shore. Most are on a treasure hunt, in search of shells including the elusive junonia or the tiny angulate wentletrap, two of the most sought-after shells among collectors in the area. Unlike most Florida barrier islands, which have a north-to-south orientation, Sanibel runs east to west, making it one of the top shelling destinations in the world. Although the shellings good year-round, north west winds from December through March create a sea-calming effect that traps shells on the beaches. The quest is even more fruitful a day or two after a storm when wind and rain churn the sea and push shells ashore. Experienced shellers may be trying to add to their collection of miniatures or hoping to score a junonia, a spotted tulip-shaped shell thats so uncommon find ers often get their picture in the newspaper. Sharks eyes, double sunray Venuses and nutmegs are also considered good finds. The lull of waves the soundtrack of the beach creates a hyp notic, mesmerizing and strangely therapeutic experience for many. Even skeptics soon dis cover shelling can be addicting. At least these treasures are free.Putting on the RitzBook a weekend at the beachfront Ritz-Carlton, Naples, and promise yourself youll forget anything else youve heard about the citys attractions. Featur ing the grande dame of spadom, seven dining options, two pools and a scenic stroll to the beach, there really is no reason to venture off property. Start your vacay the right way by booking a stressreducing massage or an intuitive multiple-treatment, customizable experience designed to revitalize, restore and relax. Rent a poolside or beachfront cabana and enjoy pri vate butler service and a mini-bar stocked with your favorites For fine dining, reserve a fireside table at The Grill, or stake out the best seats for sunsets at Gumbo Lim bos Sand Bar or Dusk, the latter a favorite nightspot featuring creative cocktails and sushi. Enjoy a vacation from the kids or vice versa by enrolling them in Natures Wonders, a full or half-day eco-science camp exploring the unique creatures that inhabit Southwest Floridas waters and its shores. Should you feel a little energetic, the Ritz offers onsite tennis courts, a fitness center and beachfront stand-up paddleboard, wave runner and kayak rent als. Or browse the boutiques for mens and womens fashions, signature Ritz-Carlton items, gifts, souvenirs and the gallery featuring fine artwork, watches and jewelry, some created by local artists. The Ritz-Carlton, Naples 280 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples (239) 598-3300 ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/Naples/

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NEW34 34 Newcomers SWFL 2017 II www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYFour corners of SWFL where guided exploration comes naturallyA S ONLY HE CAN WITH A SCREAMING VOICE, JOHN Fogerty sings that we better run through the jungle in a hit 1970 song by the band Creedence Clearwater Revival. We must disagree it is far better to not run through the jungle paradise that is South west Florida, because if you do, youll miss way too much of what makes this glorious region special. Instead, we suggest you stop and smell the jasmine. Walk, tram, hike, bike, cruise, canoe, kayak, sail, paddle board, pontoon, airboat, jet-ski and, yes, even drive your vehicle through the wet-and-dry wilderness that defines our coastal region. And if you really want the very best alligator-and-dolphin, flora-and-fauna, skeeter-and-sand dune experience, we recommend visiting the various educational and entertaining outposts that make our nature their business. By land, sea and swamp, nature guides know and show Southwest Floridas wildest, most wonderful sides. Here are four places where youre sure to get the most from your journeys into subtropical splendor:Best damn Strand in the landCalled The Amazon of North America, the Faka hatchee Strand is a sliver of swamp that goes 20 miles north to south and 5 miles east to west, a stretch of unbridled nature carved out by the clean, fresh water that slowly meanders beneath the thick foliage. Its the warmth of that freshwater slough that pro tects the preserve from extreme cold and makes it an oasis for rare tropical plants including the only known place on the planet where native royal palms and bald cypress trees grow in harmony. The Faka hatchee also is a mecca of sorts for bromeliad and orchid lovers, with 14 species of the former and an incredible 44 varieties of the latter counted, including the rare ghost orchid the holy grail of that spec tacular genre. MIKE KINIRY PHOTO TOURING SWFL

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NEW36 36 Newcomers SWFL 2017 II www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYA walk along the Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk or a cruise down the 11-mile Janes Memorial Scenic Drive is likely to uncover native wildlife ranging from vari ous turtles and tortoises to the big critters: alligators, black bears, bobcats, white-tailed deer even the rare, majestic Florida panther. And bird lovers will fancy the strands residents-in-flight, including bald eagles, osprey, red-shouldered hawks and the endangered Everglades snail kite. If you want to really enjoy your journey through the spectacular strand, take one of the Fakahatchees tram tours or guided swamp walks with one of the parks naturalists for a true insider experience.Fakahatchee Strand State Park 137 Coastline Drive, Copeland (239) 695-4593 floridastateparks.org/park/Fakahatchee-StrandWhere you come in PeaceGo about three miles east of Interstate 75 just off Kings Highway in Lake Suzy along the Charlotte-DeSoto county corridor and youll find a restaurant-marina that not only claims to be the No. 1 trop-rock music venue in the country (we couldnt reach Jimmy Buffett to confirm that), but also gives you an entry point to the perfectly named Peace River. You can launch or rent your own watercraft here, but for the complete Peace River experience, we recom mend one of the Nav-A-Gators boat tours or airboat expeditions. Tours aboard a 30-passenger boat are about 90 min utes and designed to give you that personal touch tales of the rivers rich history while you savor the nature in and along the waterway. For a more intimate experience, the Nav-A-Gator also offers tours aboard a classic airboat. During both excursions, a guide will point out all the flora, fauna, history and wildlife as you wend along the beautiful river and its tributaries. Call ahead for prices, tour times and reservations. And when you visit, plan to partake in some great Southern comfort food at the grill, check out the on-site museum and gift shop and enjoy what could be the best trop-rock entertainment in the country or so they say.Nav-A-Gator Grill at Old DeSoto Marina 9700 S.W. Riverview Circle, Lake Suzy (941) 627-FISH (3474) info@nav-a-gator.comLove is in the airboatBaby boomers who grew up anywhere but the South in the 1960s may have gotten their first action-packed glimpse of the Florida Everglades in the television series Gentle Ben, the story of a boy, his tame bear and a TV dad who drove the coolest ride ever to work every day an airboat. Game warden Tom Wedloe (Dennis Weaver) or his double, perhaps would mount that pontoon powered by a huge, whirling fan and guide it masterfully with the greatest of ease and speed, cutting through the reeds of the vast swamp pursuing bad guys in spectacular nature action footage that Miami-based film producer Ivan Tors made his trademark. Oh, to experience that rush.Ah, but locals and tourists have been able to feel the floating breeze since 1953, when Raymond Wooten started the first airboat company in Southwest Florida near Everglades City. And they still can. Now under the COURTESY IMAGES Tour the Peace River out of the Nav-A-Gator marina.

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NEW38 38 Newcomers SWFL 2017 II www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYmanagement of the Patel family of Fort Myers, Wootens keeps the spirit of soaring through the swamp alive with authentic airboat tours along 259 private acres of pure Everglades. Not only can one find airboat excursions of varying lengths, you can also experience a monster-truck tour of sorts aboard a swamp buggy. Call or check Woo tens website for various packages and discount coupons.All this fun launches from a bayou-based business that includes a gift shop with refreshments and an animal sanctuary where one is guaranteed to see the denizens of the Deep South swampland should they escape ones sights during the airboat or buggy tour. No Gentle Ben, but plenty of gators n such.Wootens Everglades Airboat Tours 32330 Tamiami Trail E., Ochopee (800) 282-2781 wootenseverglades.comWitness a water wonderlandIf you want to savor the spectacular waters that engulf Southwest Florida, look no further than Captiva Cruises to take you there. Celebrating its 30th year in 2016, this excursion boat company has mastered a variety of tours and destination jaunts aboard a fleet of different vessels anchored in McCarthys Marina at the world-famous South Seas Island Resort on Captiva. Among the local Gulf treasures you can explore by boat are the Cayo Costa State Park Islands, Cabbage Key and Useppa Island. Were talking tours that take you to the best islands for shelling and the best spots to savor spectacular sunsets and even the stars during astronomi cal night cruises. These water guides especially know the premier plac es to find beautiful shorebirds perching high and low and marine life swimming in schools. When you boast that your customers will see dolphins arching through the surf in their natural domain during 95 percent of your outings as Captiva Cruises does rest assured these are true professionals who know how to provide the total Southwest Florida water-tour experience. Captiva Cruises 11401 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva (239) 472-5300 info@captivacruises.com Westchester Gold & Diamonds Let Us Rock Your World We buy and sell diamonds, gold, silver, coins, Rolex and vintage jewelry. Baers Plaza, Port Charlotte www.Westchestergold com 941-625-0666 941-625-0666 941-625-0666 941-625-0666 Baers Plaza, Port Charlotte We buy and sell diamonds, gold, silver, Baers Plaza, Port Charlotte Baers Plaza, Port Charlotte SERVING CHARLOTTE COUNTY

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2016 2016 2016 How did you first get into business? My first foray into business after college was working in an HR capacity for a temporary staffing firm. I then joined a company that owned a chain of successful auto body stores and worked in operations. After three years, I became a partner and my role expanded to include all aspects including operations, HR, accounting and marketing. I enjoyed a hands-on opportunity to learn how to successfully operate a small business. What are some recent trends youve seen in your industry? While the boating industry overall was dealt a severe blow in 2009 by the economic recession, we have seen an uptick and slow but steady growth the past few years. With this growth has come a greater demand for marina slip space. What lessons did you learn from the Great Recession? Unlike most marine industry businesses, our niche enjoyed significant positive growth as a result of the recession. When the economy tanked, our affordable alternative to traditional boat ownership became a very attractive solution for active boaters who didnt want to give up their favorite recreational pastime and lifestyle. We learned the importance of investing in our fleet, along with consistently marketing of our brand messages to educate the public about our offerings. Lessons learned: weve enjoyed a 20% yearon-year revenue growth over the past five years.Has your vision for the future of your business changed this past year? We have two divisions: the corporate entity includes 17 clubs we own and operate from Bradenton to Marco Island; the franchise business is nationwide. Our corporate vision includes targeted expansion, plus the purchasing of marinas on the west coast of Florida. Slip space is a prerequisite for our growth. On the franchise front, we reached the 100 clubs milestone in 2015 and launched our first international club in Vancouver, BC in 2016. Within four years, we will double our footprint nationally and abroad. What trends do you see impacting your industry in the next two to four years? There is a focus on making boating more affordable in order to grow the market. The boat club model is a major leader in providing a proven, affordable alternative to traditional boat ownership. Other non-traditional options include fractional ownership and peer-to-peer. The sharing economy or collaborative consumption mindset is particularly appealing to Millennials, so we expect this trend to help stimulate growth within this important demographic. Another major trend addresses the shift in overall U.S. demographics and the powerful growth projections in multicultural; markets. Freedom Boat Club is an early adopter in multicultural initiatives. We have hired a full-time multicultural sales and market ing manager to lead our efforts and we are actively engaged with this market in SW Florida. How do you expect the SW Florida economy to grow? Were projecting solid growth. New housing starts are on the rise. More importantly, we have documented notable growth in our corporate membership base with newcomers who have recently relocated to the area. With the steady influx of new residents and positive population growth comes the stimulation of small business which will directly impact the service industry. What do you look for in recruiting new talent? We are so blessed in this regard! Our corporate division has grown considerably over the past few years and we are fortunate that the area has so many active, younger retired professionals who are seeking enjoyable second careers. We never have problem finding great talent! Whats the most important business lesson youve learned? Stick to what you know! Continue to innovate and improve your core business, but stay focused and do what you do bet ter than anyone else. What would people be surprised to know about you? Many people assume that Ive been a boater all my life. Truth is, my wife taught me to drive a boat at the age of 23! Who would have dreamed I would own the worlds largest and oldest boat ing club one day? Thanks to my wife and her family, boating has become an integral part of both my life and now my career. I love bringing the fun of boating to others! I love bringing the fun of boating to othersJohn Giglio Freedom Boat Club WHO AM I?NAME: John Giglio TITLE AND COMPANY: President/CEO, Freedom Boat Club YEARS WITH THE COMPANY: 12 YEARS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA: 19 NATURE OF BUSINESS: Boating/Service Organization EDUCATION: MBA University of South Florida

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BRIAN DOOLEY Assistant Pro CHARLIE PRIESTER GM/PGA Pro SUE GARAND Membership Director 941-639-5261 | 1901 Deborah Drive, Punta Gorda Isles | www.standrewssouth.comWITH MEMBERSHIP INCREASING JOIN NOW DONT MISS OUT! Nt Ju Gol Clu Florida Weeklys Best of 2013-2016 4h ea oAwarded Charlotte County Bsine he YaVoted Readers Choice Best Value Pivate Gol Clu alotte County 2013-2016 H arvey G oldbergs T op 10+ List that makes SAS Unique!O ngoing S ocial A ctivities THE ONLY PRIVATE GOLF CLUB IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY St. Andrews South Golf ClubImagine a private golf club in your own backyard. 18 holes of Championship golf, a classic clubhouse overlooking the golf course, fully stocked pro-shop, complete practice facilities, league play, and many special social events. All conveniently located in the heart of Punta Gorda Isles. St. Andrews South Golf Club is a non-equity private golf club and one of the oldest established clubs in the area. It was founded in 1980 for the purpose of developing a golf course for its limited membership. With four sets of tees, our Championship 18 hole, par 71 course provides a challenge for players of all levels. Our practice facilities include driving range, chipping, putting and short game areas. Since St. Andrews South is a private golf club with only 270 golf memberships, tee times are readily available even during the height of the peak season. Imagine a private golf club in your own backyard. 18 holes of Championship golf, a classic clubhouse Welcome T o T he B est G olf E xperience I n S .W. Florida!A Lifestyle WITH MEMBERSHIP INCREASING JOIN NOW DONT MISS OUT!

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NEW42 42 Newcomers SWFL 2017 II www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY NEW43 Lee County The Lee County School Dis trict serves more than 91,000 students at 44 elementary schools, 16 middle schools, 13 high schools, 18 special educa tion centers and other commu nity schools. There are also 25 charter schools in Lee County. The districts budget is more than $1.33 billion. Its the 38thlargest school district in the country by some estimates.When to registerStudents new to Lee County: Parents must visit one of the Student Assignment Offices most convenient to them for registration and assignment to school. Children who will be age 5 on or before Sept. 1 of the upcoming school year should apply for kindergarten. Parents need to register their child even if they have an older child already in school there are no automatic assignments. Students entering sixth or ninth grade: Parents need to register their child for assign ment when their child is mov ing from elementary to middle school or middle to high school. If you did not receive a paper with your PIN number, you will have to go to a student assignment office.Student Assignment OfficesLehigh Acres Office 1262 Wings Way, Suite No. 207, Lehigh Acres 33936 Cape Coral Office ( 360 Santa Barbara Blvd. N. Cape Coral 33993 2855 Colonial Blvd. Collier County The School District of Col lier County serves almost 46,000 students in 29 ele mentary schools, 10 middle schools, eight high schools, and a pre-k-through-12 school (Everglades City School). There are also 13 alternative school programs. The districts two career/ technical centers (Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technol ogy and Immokalee Technical Center) and adult education programs offer students both shortand long-term pro grams.Pre-register for registration onlineGo to http://portal.collier schools.com/ to access the Online Centralized Registra tion system.Visit registration locationBring all required documents to one of the registrations loca tions listed below. Documents cannot be dropped off. You must meet with a Student Rela tions Representative at one of the locations in order to com plete the registration process. Naples (all Collier County residents) Administrative Center 5775 Osceola Trail Phone: 377-0547Immokalee (Immokalee residents only)Immokalee High School 701 Immokalee Drive Phone: 658-7047Everglades City (Everglades City residents only)Everglades City School 415 School Drive Phone: 377-0539Required documentsREQUIRED documents for registration are listed below and on the pre-registration all of these documents in order to complete the registration process. documents with you when you visit the registration location in order to successfully complete the enrollment process. identification Parent/legal guardian who registers a student must present valid photo ID at time of registration passport on or before Sept. 1 official seal from state/ country where it was issued a passport for proof of age must also provide documentation of proof of parentage, proof of legal custody and/or guardianship, or any other evidence that one is a parent as that term is documentation is not available, the person enrolling the child must present, at the time of enrollment, an affidavit sworn to by the parent, that he/she is the parent, legal guardian, or otherwise as defined by the statute above. date of the physical exam must have been completed in the U.S. within 12 months of the childs first day of school in Collier County the Collier County Health Department: Naples 3339 E. Tamiami Trail, Government Complex (Building H), 252-8595; Immokalee, 419 N. 1st St., 252-7300. (if available) Provide one of the following: Homestead Exemption Card (familys primary residence) Property Tax Notice (may require additional verification) in Collier County, specified closing date A copy of the deed to be provided within 30 days of closing date filed by the parent agreement REGISTERING FOR SCHOOL

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NEW46 46 Newcomers SWFL 2017 II www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYTop 100 Employers1 Lee Memorial Health System 10,900 (239)-343-6150 2 Lee County School District 10,600 (239) 337-8301 3 Collier County Public Schools 7,041 (239) 377-0001 4 NCH Naples Hospitals 7,000 (239) 436-5000 5 Publix Super Markets 6,968 (941) 377-2242 6 Charlotte Regional Medical Center 3,950 (941) 639-3131 7 Walmart Supercenter 3,792 (239) 274-0533 8 Winn-Dixie 3,348 (239) 542-6464 9 Palm Automotive 2,656 (941) 639-1155 10 Charlotte County School District 2, 140 (941) 255-7485 11 United States Postal Service 1,992 (239) 573-9638 12 Home Depot 1 ,920 (239) 278-5201 13 US Sugar 1,726 (863) 963-8121 14 City of Cape Coral 1,654 (239) 574-0401 15 Chicos Fas Inc. 1,600 (239) 277-6200 16 Collier County Administration 1,600 (239) 252-8999 17 Lee County Sheriffs Office 1,585 (239) 477-1009 18 Arthrex, Inc. 1,400 (230) 591-6101 19 St Joseph Preferred Healthcare Inc 1,400 (941) 625-4122 20 Florida Gulf Coast University 1,253 (239) 590-1000 21 Lowes Home Improvement 1 ,100 (239) 433-9255 22 Ritz Carlton Naples 1 ,100 (239) 598-3300 23 Sallyport Global, LLC Part of Michael Baker 1 ,100 (23) 390-1900 24 Country Club of Naples Inc. 1,050 (239) 261-1032 25 Target 1,040 (239) 481-8860 26 Hendry County School System 1,036 (863) 674-4090 27 Collier County Sheriffs Office 1 ,029 (239) 774-4434 28 City of Port Charlotte/ Charlotte County 1 ,027 (941) 743-1944 29 Shell Point Retirement Communities 1 ,020 (239) 454-2156 30 ACI Worldwide 1,001 (239) 403-4600 31 Charlotte County Commissioners 1,000 (941) 743-1300 32 A Duda & Sons 995 (863) 946-1838 33 Comcast 994 (239) 432-1634 34 City of Fort Myers 879 (239) 321-7045 35 Seminole Casino 875 (239) 658-1313 36 Bealls 873 (800) 569-9038 37 Goodwill of SWFL 821 (23 9) 694-8754 38 Fawcett Memorial Hospital 780 (941) 629-1181 39 Marriott-Marco Island Beach 775 (239) 394-2511 40 Moorings Park 754 (239) 261-1616 41 Robb & Stucky Limited LLP 750 (239) 415-2800 42 Gartner, Inc. 741 (239) 561-4000 43 Naples Grande Beach Resort 700 (239) 597-3232 44 Marriott-Sanibel Harbour Resort 680 (239) 466-4000 45 Punta Gorda HMA, Inc. 680 (941) 639-3131 46 Downing Frye Realty 6 75 (239) 992-8711 47 Hendry County Administration 658 (863) 675-5520 48 Florida Southwestern State College 653 (239) 489-9300 49 Alorica 6 20 (239) 344-3846 50 Charlotte County Sheriffs Office 607 (941) 639-2101 51 Physicians Regional Medical Center 600 (239) 348-4000 52 American Golf Association 600 (941) 732-1200 53 The Christian and Missionary Foundation, Inc. 550 (941) 637-6444 54 Veterans Health Administration (2014) 528 (239) 652-1861 55 Coastalscents.Com 501 (239) 963-2280 56 Agmart Produce Inc. 500 (877) 606-5003 57 Bentley Village A Classic 500 (888) 5069426 58 Children & Families Dept. 500 (239) 332-2822 59 Classic Residence Management Inc 500 (239) 598-3153 60 Gulf Bay Group Of Companies 500 (239) 732-9400 61 Plantation Botanicals Inc 500 (863) 675-2984 62 Raymond Building Supply 500 (239) 731-8300 63 Winzer Co. 500 (800) 527-4126 64 Fifth Third Bank 500 (239) 949-6300 65 Vi at Bentley Village 4 70 (239) 597-1121 66 Hyatt Regency-Coconut Point 450 (239) 444-1234 67 Naples City Utilities 450 (239) 213-4745 68 WCI Communities 450 (239) 498-8073 69 CenturyLink 446 (239) 772-9100 70 Port Charlotte Corrections Department 429 (941) 833-2300 71 Artist-Naples 423 (239) 597-1111 72 Gulf Coast Village 417 (239) 772-1333 73 Naples Italian American Club 417 (239) 597-5210 74 Florida Cancer Specialists 400 (239) 275-6400 75 Germain Arena 400 (239) 948-7825 76 John R Woods Realtors 400 (239) 598-0059 77 Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club 400 (23 9) 261-2222 78 Radiology Regional Center 400 (239) 936-2316 79 Schear, Corp. 400 (239) 369-6323 80 South Port Square 400 (941) 203-6656 81 South Seas Island Resort 400 (239) 472-5111 82 Dillards, Inc. 400 (501) 37 6-5200 83 Lee County Electric Co-op 386 (800) 599-2356 84 Bonita Bay Club 380 (239) 495-0200 85 Finnegan Team 375 (239) 595-5557 86 Hodges University 375 (239) 513-1122 87 Manheim Southwest Florida Auto 375 (239) 332-8525 88 Park Royal Hospital 375 (239) 985-2700 89 C ostco 375 (239) 415-6003 90 Charlotte County Jail 372 (941) 833-6300 91 AGS Software Solutions 370 (800) 354-3578 92 Florida Power & Light 369 (800) 468-8 243 93 Moog, Inc. 367 (239) 513-0800 94 AA Stucco & Drywall, Inc. 350 (239) 598-1100 95 Cape Coral Charter School Authority 350 (239) 424-6100 96 D & K Harvesting 350 (863) 675-4585 97 G4S Secure Solutions 350 (305) 266-2004 98 Lynx Services, L.L.C. 350 (239) 479-6000 99 News-Press, The Publisher 350 (239) 335-0277 100 The Waldorf Astoria Collection 350 (888) 887-1006* SWEETBAY STORES PURCHASED BY WINN-DIXIE SOURCE: SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ALLIANCE 2015 NUMBERS T ake it from the horses mouth, you must visit our Bamboo Farm! 2016 2016 2016

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NEW49 FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com II 2017 Newcomers SWFL 49 NEWS & INFO FLORIDA WEEKLYFlorida Weekly is one of the largest circulating newsweeklies in Florida, with a circulation of more than 90,000 papers in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Palm Beach and Monroe counties reaching more than 200,000 readers in print, online and mobile each week. We provide weekly print editions, online, iPad and mobile for your iPhone or Android devices.Electronic Online In addition to our complete print edition, our website, www.oridaweekly.com, provides photo galleries, contests, pickup locations, special sections and proles of all of our advertisers. iPad We were the rst South Florida newspaper to introduce an application for the iPad. Read the entire edition of Florida Weekly in an easy-to-navigate format. Go to the iTunes store and download the app to read Florida Weekly anywhere. iPhone/Android Download the easyto-navigate smart phone version of Florida Weekly at the iTunes store. PrintSeven weekly editions covering: Fort Myers, Naples, Bonita Springs, Punta Gorda/Port Charlotte, Palm Beach Gardens/Jupiter and West Palm Beach and the Palm Beaches and Key West. Luxe Living Naples and Bonita Springs luxury living guide. At Home Charlotte Countys guide to everything about the home. Healthy Body Charlotte Countys guide to your health. Healthy Living Palm Beach Countys guide to looking and feeling better. Destination Southwest Florida (January) Discover the great things about our Southwest Florida communities. Arts Preview (February) Our denitive guide to the Southwest Florida arts, theater and music scenes. Florida Weeklys Best (May) Florida Weeklys intrepid writers and editors scour South Florida looking for the best of everything. Florida Weekly/NBC-2 Hurricane Issue (June) Southwest Floridas most complete guide to weathering a hurricane. Executive Forecast (July, August, September or October depending on market) Our nod to the men and women who run Floridas companies. Southwest Florida Physicians Directory (November) A comprehensive guide to the leading doctors and medical services in Southwest Florida. Southwest Florida Newcomers Guide (November) Everything you need to know to settle down in paradise. Holiday Gift Guide (December) Whats new and interesting for the holiday giftbuying season. New Years Eve Party Guide Where to go and what to do to ring in the new year. Babcock Ranch Telegraph A quarterly publication devoted to coverage and features on the new town of Babcock Ranch. Spring training preview: Annual guide devoted to the Grapefruit League.

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NEW50 50 Newcomers SWFL 2017 II www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYPHOTOGRAPHED IN SWFL Garth Francisgarthfrancis.comWhen driving into Arcadia from Peace River Campground I passed this place that had a yard FULL of bicycles and parts many times but I never saw the guy who lived there. On recent trips I was saddened to see all the bikes and parts were gone. Someone must have told the owner he had to clean it up or he moved or passed away. On my last trip I finally saw the bicycle man! He was working on a trike in his yard so I pulled over to photograph him. He was skeptical of me at first but after I explained the curiosity I had on so many passings he warmed up and gave me his blessing to make this picture. Long live the bicycle man. Experience Charlotte, Sarasota & Manatee counties with the most trusted name in real estate.Michael Saunders & Company has been proudly serving homebuyers and sellers on Floridas Gulf Coast since 1976. As a locally owned and operated firm with strong roots in the community, we are very much at home here and look forward to achieving your real estate goals. Contact us today to discover the difference.Residential Commercial New Homes & Condominiums Rental Mortgage Venice 941.485.5421 | Englewood 941.473.7750 | Boca Grande 941.964.2000 | Punta Gorda 941.639.0000 | Burnt Store 941.505.5555 MICHAELSAUNDERS. COM WE LIVE HERE. WE SERVE HERE.

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Seeing Believing Challenging academics. World-class instruction and experiences. Vibrant student life. Impactful community outreach and partnerships. And now: athletics. At FSW, seeing is believing. Join the FSW evolution. Your moment is now.Florida SouthWestern State College is an equal access, equal opportunity organization. Fort Myers Naples Punta Gorda LaBelle FSW.edu (800) 749-2322 MAKING AN IMPACT

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In addition to world-class academics, FSW attracts the best and the brightest musicians, who earn an Associate in Arts degree. The community gets to see and hear these students perform free concerts each fall and spring in the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at FSW. The FSW Orchestra and Choir, the FSW Concert Band and the FSW Jazz Band. Their performance schedule is at FSW.edu/artscalendar Historically, FSW has partnered with several businesses, hospitals and colleges and universities to create pathways for students in the careers of their choice. On October 18, 2016, FSW announced an alliance with Western Michigan University on the FSW Charlotte Campus in Punta Gorda. For students, it means offering expanded healthcare paths, including the highly-desirable Physicians Assistant program. With the FSW Charlotte Campus only a mile from the Punta Gorda Airport, WMU is also bringing its aviation program. Soon the skies will include WMU planes used to train pilots. FSW will complement that program with proposed PSAV (non-credit) certi cates in Aviation Airframe Mechanics and another in Aviation Powerplant Mechanics. FSW plans to offer an AS degree in Aviation Maintenance Administration.Music to Your Ears Key Partnerships Making an Impact Making an Impact What do nearly 22,000 students and 1,400 professionals create in southwest Florida? An impact that reaches beyond the nancial to include adding workforce ready professionals that help make this region a great place to work and to live. November 29, 2016That date marks a historic return as FSW Mens and Womens basketball teams will have their rst home games in the new FSW Suncoast Credit Union Arena. The festivities begin with a Buc Bash celebration starting at 4:00 that afternoon. Making his rst ever public appearance will be the colleges mascot, Captain Blackbeard. Tipoff for the games is at 6 p.m. for the Womens team and 8 p.m. for the Mens team. The Arena seats 3,300 fans. Season and individual game tickets are on sale. Visit FSWBUCS.com/tickets for more information. Come cheer for your Bucs!

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NEW54 54 Newcomers SWFL 2017 II www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYMedian home prices: Second Quarter 201Cape Coral-Fort Myers MSA $230,000 Year-over-year change: 7 percent Naples-Marco Island MSA $449,528 Year-over-year change: 7 percent Punta Gorda MSA $190000 Year-over-year change: 13.6 percentSource: Florida Realtors BUILT IN SWFLCOURTESY PHOTOSSouthwest Floridas living options will suit any budget and style. All you have to do is take your pick.

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NEW57 FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com II 2017 Newcomers SWFL 57Sanibel-CaptivaT HEY SEEM ALMOST AS ONE, THESE IDYLLIC, SUNsplashed barrier islands just off the Lee Coun ty coast. Theyre both dotted with palm trees and beaches, lovely homes, fine restaurants and resorts. Now, their connection is a bridge and a chamber of commerce and the feeling of sub tropical tranquility. Actually, until a 1926 hurricane blasted them apart, they were one island. Now, theyre two, but they share a lifestyle and more. Until 1963, the islands could be reached only by boat. But a causeway linked Sanibel to the mainland in 1963 and many things changed. More people moved there and more tourists visited. Many of those residents and visitors are often spot ted doing the Sanibel Stoop, walking along an island beach collecting shells. Sanibel is one of the worlds top shelling destinations and home of the Bailey-Mathews National Shell Museum, the only such museum in the country. Sanibel is also home to J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, a pristine retreat where more than 220 species of birds can be found. Its all just a convenient drive over a bridge from the mainland. COMMUNITIES COURTESY PHOTOS

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NEW59 NEW58 58 Newcomers SWFL 2017 II www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYFort MyersFort Myers was incorporated in 1885 with a population of 349, and two years later, became the county seat when Lee County was carved out of what was then Monroe County. Then, it was little more than a cow town of a few ramshackle buildings hugging the river. The downtown area along the Caloosahatchee is now known as the River District and borders the governmen tal hub of the county with city, county, state and federal offices. The city offers a vibrant, diverse arts scene. Florida Rep, one of the nations top repertory companies, is based in the downtown Arcade Building, which opened in 1908. Theater-rich Fort Myers also offers the Broad way Palm Dinner Theatre, Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Theatre Conspiracy and Laboratory Theatre. The River District is speckled with architectural gems such as the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, the Bur roughs Home (built in 1901) and the Lee County Court house, which was constructed in 1915. Two Major League Baseball teams, the Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins, have spring training in Fort Myers.EsteroEstero used to be little more than a wide spot on U.S. 41 between Fort Myers and Naples, an unincorporated place to grow oranges and fish the Estero River. But since Dec. 31, 2014, it is now the Village of Estero, Lee Countys newest incorporated community. Estero is bustling beyond what anybody might have imagined even very late in the 20th century. Its virtu ally the economic centerpiece of Southwest Florida now that Hertz has moved its global headquarters to the heart of the village. The company has a $70 million, 300,000-square foot complex within walking distance of Coconut Point mall. A short jaunt north of Hertz is a new 180,000-square foot Walmart Supercenter. Throughout, Estero brims with shopping, movies, fine dining and hotels. But bits of the past remain at the Koreshan State His toric Site, which preserves 11 old buildings that provide a glimpse into history. The Koreshan Unity was a reli gious cult founded by Cyrus Teed that moved to Estero in 1894. The Koreshans are gone now, but a growing, vibrant community where business mixes with pleasure remains.sFD ASFASFSAFS ASsasd gfaasdfasdf The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is an architectural masterpiece.

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NEW59 FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com II 2017 Newcomers SWFL 59 NEW58 Bonita SpringsThis golf mecca in southern Lee County is much more than tee boxes and greens. Indeed, there are numerous golf courses throughout the 39 or so square miles of Bonita Springs; they are beautiful courses, too many to name here without omitting some. Heck, theres even a disc golf course at the Bonita Springs Recreation Center. But Bonita Springs is much more than golf or fishing or boating, and its getting better all the time. The Centers for the Arts by its name tells you it is about arts in the plural. Film festivals. Art shows. Adult education. Pottery classes. Bonita Springs, which became an incorporated city in 2000, is sprucing up the downtown area straddling Old 41 Road with a redevelopment program. Longtime residents know their city has come a long way in a short period of time. In 1970, the population was just a bit shy of 2,000. Today, its more than 49,000. Any mention of Bonita Springs must include the Everglades Wonder Gardens, a throwback to old Florida roadside attractions. It opened in 1936 and is still right there today along Old 41. Bonita Springs Direct Lender In-House Underwriting Quick Approvals Closings on Time Diversity of Programs Mortgage Banker We Deliver on Our Promise* Seasoned/Talented Loan Of cers*Customers are not an account number, they are valued friends! Can Do. Will Do.Contact us today to learn about our jumbo financing programs.9118 Strada Place Unit 8105 Naples, FL 34108 239.434.0300 9130 Galleria Court Suite 101 Naples, FL 34109 239.596.0507 10580 Colonial Boulevard Suite 107 Fort Myers, FL 33913 239.434.0300

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NEW60 60 Newcomers SWFL 2017 II www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYCape CoralOnly a little more than half a century ago, there was no place called Cape Coral. Two visionary Baltimore businessmen and brothers, Leonard and Jack Rosen, essentially created a city by buying a huge swath of land, bulldozing trees and dig ging one of the worlds most extensive canal systems. Then, the people started coming. And they havent stopped. Now, the 1957 creation by those Baltimore boys is the largest city in Southwest Florida in size and population, a community of more than 160,000 people spread over 120 square miles. It is now home to four public high schools, theaters, shopping, highways and businesses of all sorts. Where once locals hunted and fished in a vast expanse of pine trees and palmettos, it is now a place where peo ple of all ages shop, dine, work, raise families and enjoy retirement. The Rosen brothers might not recognize what they created along the shores of the Caloosahatchee and Pine Island Sound all those years ago, but they surely must have envisioned it.AlvaThis rural, unincorporated swath of Lee County east of Fort Myers is a retreat reminiscent of a bygone Flor ida, a place of citrus groves, cattle, oak trees and trails where residents can ride horses through woodlands. An assumption many newcomers make is this town must be named for Thomas Alva Edison, the legendary inventor who owned a winter home in Fort Myers. Not so. Peter Nelson, a sea captain, Danish immigrant and rugged Florida pioneer, chose the name, and it has noth ing to do with Mr. Edison. Mr. Nelson chose the name because of small white flowers, called alvas, that he found. So Alva it became in the late-19th century, and Alva it remains today. Residents want to preserve Alvas unique charms and have created a website (alvafl.org). On top of the home page is this mission statement: Dedicated to preserving the tranquility and beauty of Alva. The website also notes Alva has a unique historical, rural, agricultural and equestrian ambience. No big condos, overpasses or shopping malls here. Alva was beautiful when Peter Nelson first ventured up the river in the 1880s, and remains much the same today. Marina resort in Cape Coral with luxury boats, palm alley, Florida

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NEW62 62 Newcomers SWFL 2017 II www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYLehigh AcresIn some ways, Lehigh Acres resembles Cape Coral. Both were created by visionary northern businessmen in the 1950s and have grown beyond what anybody could have predicted 60 years ago. But while residents of Cape Coral long ago became an incorporated city, Lehigh Acres remains an unincorpo rated, 86-square-mile tract of eastern Lee County that about 96,000 people call home. Lehigh Acres origins can be traced back to the days when Dwight Eisenhower was president and television was in black and white. Thats when Chicago business man Lee Ratner bought 18,000 acres of scrubland and pine trees east of Fort Myers. Few people lived there at the time. Even before that, what is now Lehigh Acres became known to thousands of young Americans who were stationed at Buckingham Army Airfield, an Army Air Forces training base during World War II. Now, Lehigh Acres is known as a community where housing is affordable, and its location just east of I-75 puts it within easy driving distance of downtown Fort Myers, Southwest Florida International Airport, Florida Gulf Coast University, the beaches and golf courses.Pine IslandThis 18-mile-long stretch is Floridas largest island. But its more than the answer to a state geography trivia question. Pine Island is a glimpse into Floridas past, to a time before high-rise condos and five-star resorts. It has five communities, each with its own charms, from Bokeelia to the north to St. James City to the south. In between is Pine Island Center, where motorists drive into the islands heart and reach the fork. Head north, and a left turn takes one to Pineland; its setting overlooking Pine Island Sound is arguably the most beautiful view in Lee County. Before driving onto the island, motorists go through Matlacha, a fishing village-turned-art colony on a sepa rate small island that, for the record, is pronounced, mat-la-SHAY. Check out Matlachas art galleries, bars and restaurants before or after visiting the four other communities. Visitors can walk from any of the galleries to a bridge connecting Matlacha and the island, a span nicknamed The Fishingest Bridge in the World. Yes, the fishing is great on Pine Island as are many things. Sunset over storm clouds on Pine Island, Florida

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NEW65 64 Newcomers SWFL 2017 II www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYFort Myers BeachDont get confused. Fort Myers Beach is located on Estero Island. The bridge connecting it to the mainland is called the Matanzas Pass Bridge. The Town of Fort Myers Beach was incorporated in 1995. The island is a seven-mile-long playground of beaches, hotels, restaurants and shops. The island also has a rich history. Long before the first Europeans reached what is known now as Fort Myers Beach in the 1500s, the native Calusa resided on the island. Remnants of their time and culture are visible at the Mound House, an early 20th-century house built atop one of the mounds the Calusa tucked away from the main road. The primary road along the island is Estero Boulevard, where most of the Beachs hotels, shops and restaurants are located. Near the islands north end is a pedestrian-friendly shopping and dining district known as Times Square. Its all here on Estero Island, aka the Town of Fort Myers Beach.North Fort MyersFrom North Fort Myers shores on the Caloosahatchee, the skyline of downtown Fort Myers is clearly visible. Thats the city over there. Business and life are differ ent on the north side of the river with fine waterfront homes, restaurants, shops and treasures of all sorts in this unincorporated part of Lee County mixing with the farms of rural Florida. The Shell Factory & Nature Park has been an iconic attraction in North Fort Myers for decades. Pier at Sunset in Fort Myers, Florida

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NEW65 FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com II 2017 Newcomers SWFL 65Over to the east of Interstate 75 is the venerable Lee Civic Center, home to a wide array of activities. The center is used for events such as the Southwest Florida and Lee County Fair, concerts, gun shows, craft fairs, RV shows and more. Another classic venue in North Fort Myers is the Shell Factory & Nature Park, a tourist stop for decades and a place for locals to eat and listen to music. Yes, North Fort Myers has its attractions, but venture off U.S. 41 and I-75 and youll find charming rural settings with names such as Rosy Tomorrows Heritage Farm and the Echo Global Farm. When one ventures into these farms and private ranches, the city seems farther than just a river crossing away.Boca GrandeThis tony resort on Gasparilla Island is an outpost of charm, grace and wealth. The Wall Street Journal once called it the preppiest place on Earth. Boca Grandes downtown district is a haven of small shops and cafes, far removed from the malls and chain restaurants dotting many other Florida communities. No high-rise condos touch the sky above Boca Grande. The centerpiece of town is the rustic Gasparilla Inn, which opened in 1911. The resort has three croquet lawns and is home to the Gasparilla Inn Mallet Club. Interested? The inn offers a fall spa package for $430 a night, but in January, that increases to $505. Boca Grande has long been a retreat for the elite, from business leaders to politicians and even movie stars; actress Katharine Hepburn was a regular in town in the 1980s. Its not all about kicking back on the beach here. The village offers a bicycle path and is home to the Worlds Richest Tarpon Tournament, where entry fee per boat is $5,000. Boca Grande on Gasparilla Island is as exclusive as it gets in Southwest Florida.

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NEW66 Hire great people, treat them right and TRAIN, TRAIN, TRAIN!Don Gasgarth Don Gasgarth Charlotte County Ford WHO AM I?NAME: Don Gasgarth TIT LE AN D COMPAN Y: President of Don Gasgarth Charlotte County Ford Y EARS WIT H T HE COMPAN Y: 26 Y EARS IN S OUT H W EST FLORIDA: 26 NA T URE OF BUSIN ESS: Ford Dealer E DUCAT ION : Broward Community College H OMET OWN : Fort LauderdaleW hat is the most significant change youve seen in your industry over the past year? Hands down the Internet along with the use of mobile apps. The ability to put dealerships showrooms and service departments at consumers finger tips at home or out and about has added a whole new customer base. Still, nothing like a test drive in person!Name three practices that have been absolutely critical in the success of your business? Hire great people and treat them right as evidenced by the fact many of my employees have been with me for over 15 years. TRAIN, TRAIN, TRAIN! Follow the Rotary 4-way test every day. Is it the TRUTH? Is it FAIR to all concerned? Will it build GOOD WILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?W ithin the context of your current marketing/promotional strategy, how do you differentiate your company from your competitors?Hometown dealer INCREDIBLE. What one area of your industry would you like to take the time to learn more about?Internet Marketing is a constant learning experience. The use and improvement of dealer websites and Facebook pages are also part of this learning experience. Still, knowing how to use these digital tolls to promote products and services is the real question.W hat is your superpower? W hat particular strength or talent has contributed most to your success?Training. W hat accomplishment are you most proud of in 2016?Completion of major renovation to our Ford Trustmark look while providing full service to our customers. H ow do you define success in 2016?The automobile business is a month to month one, while planning and forecasting is important, last month or last year is history. What have you accomplished today and the current month.H ow is social media impacting your industry or business this year?Reputation and staying in front of the public eye is ever-increasing in importance in the current world we live in.Name three words you could set your day by?Thats easy: Ask, ask, ask.D o you see similar auto industry trends in 2017 as you have seen in 2016?Yes, Similar. If gas prices continue to be lower than in past years, Americans will continue to buy larger vehicles. In 2016 the buying public trended to larger cars, SUVs and Trucks. With that said, as more American families choose to travel within the U.S for holidays and vacations, the need for a 7-passenger vehicle will increase. And yes, we have them!H as your vision for the future of your business changed in any way leading into 2017?No, for most individuals and families, purchasing a home is the largest transaction they will make in their lifetime. As I stated last year, the purchase of an automobile is the second largest transaction that most individuals are involved in during their lifetime. Still, while the Internet has changed retailing, I continue to believe that auto customers would like to purchase from a local community involved Dealership. I take great pride in knowing, that for the past 26 year, Don Gasgarths Charlotte County Ford remains focused on our local community and continues to be involved! That continues to be our vision for 2017 and beyond. Yes, there is still a place for a locally owned Dealership to meet the community needs. I hope to be that Dealer serving Southwest Florida for years to come!. What would people be surprised to know about you?My motto: Ask, ask, ask.

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2014-2016 rfntfbnnntQUICK LANE: | Shop 24/7 www.charlottecountyford.comToll Free: rfrrn r r r A Very Special thank you to all of our valued clients over these past 26 years from Don Gasgarth, owner of Don Gasgarths Charlotte County Ford!Yes! It has truly been Incredible!For me, looking back over the past 26 years my dealership has been here in our community, I can truly say... thanks for letting us serve you! It has been a great pleasure to make so many friends. e list seems to be endless, Area leaders, Community organizations, Non prots, businesses and thousands of local, regional, state and countrywide customers are to thank! Our entire team at Don Gasgarths Charlotte County Ford are proud to have the privilege to serve all your needs on a new Ford or a quality used car these past 26 years. Stop by today and see me or one of any of our team here at Don Gasgarths Charlotte County Ford. Help us celebrate 26 years this month. Be one of the thousands of satised customers and friends! Wow...26 years here in Charlotte County! Incredible Sincerely, Don Gasgarth rfn tb bt t

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68 Newcomers SWFL 2017 II www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYPunta GordaIn Punta Gorda, time is divided between now and B.C., or Before Charley, the powerful hurricane that barreled through the city in 2004. In the wake of the storm, Punta Gorda essentially reinvented itself. An organization called TEAM Punta Gorda was formed to help the citys recovery. The city still retains that old-time Florida feel with an historic district near a charming downtown. With a population of about 17,000, it remains the only incorpo rated community in Charlotte County. Although small, Punta Gorda offers much in the way of beauty, art and culture. The city is nestled along the water where the Peace River meets Charlotte Harbor. The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra provides a dose of class and classical music. One of the big changes since Hurricane Charley was the addition of the Charlotte Harbor & Event Center on the waterfront, a venue for all sorts of activities. The center is a short walk from downtown restaurants, shops and galleries. Yes, Hurricane Charley was a destructive intruder, but it left behind a determined community that has used the 12-plus years since to reinvent and improve itself.Port CharlotteWhen Forbes magazine in 2015 named the best 25 places to retire in America, Port Charlotte was on the list. Forbes noted that the cost of living is 8 percent lower in Port Charlotte than the rest of the country, and the unincorporated community has above-average air qual ity and a low serious-crime rate. It also has great recre ation, shopping and culture. The Port Charlotte Town Center is a major mall, and baseball fans will want to spend time at Charlotte Sports Park, spring-training home of the Tampa Bay Rays and regular-season home of the Charlotte Stone Crabs of the Class A Florida State League. Then theres the Charlotte Players, a community the ater troupe that traces its roots back to 1961 and calls the Cultural Center of Charlotte County home. So with many activities at hand and just a short drive to airports in Punta Gorda, Sarasota and Fort Myers, Port Charlotte isnt just a great place to retire, as Forbes noted. Its a great place to live, period.EnglewoodEnglewood is a community straddling two counties, Charlotte and Sarasota, but its a singular place. So much can be found around its bustling, art-district heart on West Dearborn Street. Just east of town, visi tors can hike, camp and ride bikes in the Myakka State Forest. On the other side of Englewood is Manasota Key, a beautiful barrier island with restaurants and cottages overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Also on Manasota Key is the Hermitage Artist Retreat, where some of the nations top creative talent can get away from it all and focus on their art. A short ferry ride away is Palm Island Resort, a distinctive resort with pri vate villas tucked away in subtropical paradise. In town, there are plenty of things to do, even simple delights such as strolling West Dearborn Street and checking out the shops and bistros. This is a community that offers a barbershop quar tet, the Lemon Bay Chord Company; and a theater, the Lemon Bay Playhouse. The prestigious Ringling College of Art & Design has a center in Englewood. Yes, Englewood may be part of two counties, but it is, indeed, a singular place. Fine restaurants, interesting boutiques and galler ies line the walkable downtown Punta Gorda.

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NEW69 FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com II 2017 Newcomers SWFL 69 2007 Small Business of YearCC Chamber of Commerce CC Sheriffs Department Global Entrepreneurship Global Entrepreneur Americas BEST Bike Shop TWO YEARS League of American Bicyclists GOLD AWARD State of Florida DOT VENDOR Harbor Style FIVE YEARS 2012-2016 Florida Weeklys Best FOUR YEARS Charlotte Sun Readers Choice THIRTEEN YEARS r fr nnntbbbb bbbtrbb rf t bb t b nbt rft bbbtrbb 2010-2016 Elegance & Amance (941) 639-7700101 East Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda, FLwww.eWyvernHotel.com e Wyvern 4-Star Boutique hotel located in the heart of Punta Gorda, featuring harbor views and luxury amenities. Experience our rooop Perch360 Lounge for the best sunset views, cra cocktails and a unique tapas menu 7 days a week. SERVICING PUNTA G ORDA, PORT C HARLOTTE, E NGLEWOOD & N ORTH PORT Call Denise Henry 941-628-0856 dhenry40@comcast.net www.dhenry.remaxagent.comAwarded by RE/MAX International: #1 RE/MAX Office in Florida |Only one real estate company can be #1. Nobody Sells More Real Estate. Awarded by RE/MAX International: #1 RE/MAX Office in Florida |Only one real estate company can be #1. Nobody Sells More Real Estate. Denise HenryRealtor | Broker Associate 4th Floor 3/2, 1497 sqft condo, w/ secure under building parking. Tiled Kitchen has granite counter tops, wood cabinetry and Stainless Steel appliances w/Breakfast Bar and Pass thru to Living Area. Master Bath separate Tub/Shower and Dual Granite Sinks. Third Bedroom with solid French doors would be perfect for an Ofce/Den.Beautiful, Turnkey Furnished, Pool home in Punta Gorgeous! 3 bed/2 bath home sits on a Nicely Landscaped lot with expansive Park like views in this Punta Gorda Isles neighborhood. Vaulted Ceilings, Large Tile, Pocket Sliders and Open Floor plan make this home bright and airy. Huge Corian Breakfast Bar opens to both the Living and Dining Area.Sailboat Water Canal. 3/2 home. Open oor plan with Vaulted Ceilings and French Door Entry. 696 sf Florida room with Wall of Windows on the Water. New Roof is only a few months old. You will love the contemporary remodeled baths with Cambria Quartz Counters and Soft close Yorktowne Cabinetry. Master dual sinks are Yin Yang found in Margaritaville Beach Hotel.TOP FLOOR, CORNER/END UNIT. 3 bed/2 bath, 1807 sqft condo. Gorgeous High Impact/High Gloss laminate oors thru out living area. Split bedrooms provides plenty of privacy for additional family or guest. Beautiful kitchen with wood cabinetry, granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Separate Corner Breakfast Nook.Ed & Aice P alotteThank you for making a dream come true. You are one special lady!Your dedication was so appreciated! Tom & Ka, Brnt So Isles rf nntb r rrr rfLET ME HELP YOU FIND YOUR Pece Padise...

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NEW70 70 Newcomers SWFL 2017 II www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY NaplesNaples is rich in more ways than where it ranks on lists of wealthiest places to live. Yes, according to Wikipedia, Naples has the secondhighest percentage of millionaires of any city in the country. And, yes, Naples also has the sixth-highest percapita income in the U.S. But Naples is rich in other ways culture, beauty, res taurants, nature and sheer elegance. This sun-splashed little city on the gulf is a cultural mecca, packed with theater from ArtisNaples to the Naples Players, Theatre Zone and Gulfshore Playhouse. The citys shopping districts are among the classi est anywhere, from Fifth Avenue South to Third Street South to Mercato. The citys wealth is most strikingly evident along Gor don Drive, a street that goes south from the downtown district. Walk over from Fifth Avenue South and visitors can Naples Pier GRI, ePro RealtorSharon.Kerr@comcast.net~ A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle ~Sharon Sharon was excellent! She went over and above what we expected. -TRSharon has the ability to beautifully blend a high level of professionalism with a warm, caring attitude. -PR 2116 Heron Lae Dive $184,900 rfntnb fftbrttfnb tntntn tttbb 2519 Achies Sreet $259,000 trn rtnbnttf tt tnrnt 3120 Pa Cicle $595,000 25515 Heritag Lae Bvd $247,900 rttt ttr ttfrt rtttbt 2458 Hehey Terrace $214,900 rnnrfn tbntrftt rt rtt 1813 Saboug $197,500 tfr ttf ffrtft ttrttbt nnrt rftft btt rbbSCHMI DT FAM I LY OF C OM P ANIES

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FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com II 2017 Newcomers SWFL 71 NEW70 stroll out on the Naples Pier, which juts into the gulf. The pier is popular with fishermen, but also provides a vantage point from which to soak in the beauty of Naples, which stretches in both directions. Its a view that doesnt take a millionaire to appreciate.Golden GateLook at Golden Gate on a map and its easy to notice that the roughly four square miles of this community are essentially a square shape. Its also easy to note that its conveniently located east of Interstate 75 in Collier County just north of where the highway turns east toward Fort Lauderdale on the other side of Florida. On Floridas west coast, though, Golden Gate and its affordable neighborhoods are close to so much to do and see. Cultural, recreational and environmental activities are all within a short drive at Everglades National Park, Big Cypress Preserve and Collier-Seminole State Park. Fishing in the Ten Thousand Islands, golf or walking on a gulf beach are activities that are all a short drive away. So are the theaters, shops and restaurants of Naples. Affordable living near everything one could want. That really does make Golden Gate a square deal.Everglades CityFinding what Florida looked like long ago doesnt require a time machine. All it takes is a trip to Everglades City, a tiny dot on the Florida map about 35 miles south of Naples on the edge of the Ten Thousand Islands. You wont find skyscraping condos or shopping malls in this town next to Chokoloskee Bay. Youll find the Everglades City Rod & Gun Club, a Victorian-era reminder of the past. The clubs roots date back to the 19th century, and sitting on the porch under a fan, one can almost see the hardy pioneers who worked the area more than 100 years ago. More of that history can be found at the Museum of the Everglades, a Collier County collection housed in a building that opened in 1927 as a commercial laundry. From Everglades City, one can go on eco tours, kayak ing adventures or a fishing day trip. The town is only 1.2 square miles of houses with tin roofs, royal palms and lots of Florida the way it used to be. Typical wood frame platform style home located in the rural community of Everglades City.

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NEW72 72 Newcomers SWFL 2017 II www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYAve MariaMany Florida communities are focused on a golf, tennis or boating lifestyle. In Ave Maria, located about a half-hour drive east of Naples between Immo kalee Road and State Road 29, the focus is on the Catho lic faith. Ave Maria is a planned community that opened in 2007. Dominos Pizza founder and philanthropist Tom Monaghan is the driv ing force behind it and Ave Maria University, located adjacent to the town square. On its website, the uni versity proclaims that it is devoted to Mary the Mother of God, inspired by St. John Paul II and blessed Teresa of Calcutta and dedicated to the formation of joyful, intentional disciples of Jesus Christ through Word and Sacrament, scholarship and service. The community, developed independently of the uni versity, boasts a golf course, waterpark and recreational areas, along with a town center that features a variety of small shops and restaurants along with a Publix. But in the middle of town is the monument to the communitys roots: the Ave Maria Oratory, a magnifi cent church built on what was once a tomato field. The magnificent Ave Maria Oratory sits in the middle of the town built on what used to be a Collier County tomato field. COLDWELL BANKER SUNSTAR REALTYOFFICES IN FLORIDA, MICHIGAN, AND OHIO TO SERVE YOUCBFLORIDAHOMES.COM | SUNSTARRENTALS.COM CALL US TO FIND YOUR PERFECT HOME NESTLED BETWEEN THE GOLF COURSES AND THE GULF BEACHES. 1.800.615.7232 SUNSTAR REALTY MURDOCK OFFICE1951-D MURDOCK CIRCLEPORT CHARLOTTE, FL PUNTA GORDA OFFICE2825 TAMIAMI TRAILPUNTA GORDA, FL KINGS HIGHWAY OFFICE1980 KINGS HIGHWAYPORT CHARLOTTE, FL NORTH PORT OFFICE14260 TAMIAMI TRAILNORTH PORT, FL FISHERMENS VILLAGE OFFICE1200 W. RETTA ESPLANADE, D6 PUNTA GORDA, FL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT1980 KINGS HIGHWAYPORT CHARLOTTE, FL COMMERCIAL DIVISION18501 MURDOCK CIRCLE, STE. 402 PORT CHARLOTTE, FL ENGLEWOOD OFFICE1231 BEACH ROADENGLEWOOD, FL

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NEW76 76 Newcomers SWFL 2017 II www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYMarco IslandThis place was once known as Caxambas, a tough name to spell and pronounce thats a Native American word for fresh water. This island is blessed for a number of reasons besides its now easier-to-pronounce name. For starters, its the biggest of the Ten Thousand Islands. Its also an ideal place for all sorts of water sports, from kayaking to fishing and sailing. Its possible to catch a boat on Marco Island and make a journey south to Key West, the southernmost city in the continental United States, in less than four hours. The 22.8-square-mile island is connected to the main land by the SS Jolley Bridge. Once visitors or newcomers cross that bridge, theyll find just about everything they need for a good time. Marco Island has hotels, restaurants, shops, beaches, golf courses and plenty of ways to get out and enjoy the water, including six miles of beaches. Off the sand, a theater troupe has been a staple of the island since the 1970s, bringing live shows to residents and visitors under the banner of the Marco Players. Thats an easier name to deal with than the Caxambas Players. High-rise hotels and condominiums line the pristine beaches of Marco Island.

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NEW82 82 Newcomers SWFL 2017 II www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYSHOPPINGCHARLOTTE COUNTYFishermens VillageLocated on the Punta Gorda waterfront of Charlotte Har bor, Fishermens Village has become a top-rated stay-andplay destination. With more than 30 shops, restaurants and services; a resort and marina; plus frequent special events, its a perfect place to come for a day of shopping or for an entire vacation.1200 W. Retta Esplanade Punta Gorda Hours vary by business (800) 639-0020 or (941) 639-8721 fishville.comPort Charlotte Town CenterMore than 100 specialty stores and places to grab a bite for every budget mark this Charlotte County insti tution, anchored by Macys, Dillards, JCPenney, Sears and Bealls. It boasts one of Flori das largest indoor food courts and the state-of-the-art Regal 16 Cinemas.1441 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. MondaySaturday Noon to 6 p.m. Sunday (941) 624-4447 simon.com/mall/ port-charlotte-town-centerCOLLIER COUNTYCoastland CenterOpened in 1976, Coastland Center remains one of Naples most popular shopping and dining destinations. Anchored by department-store main stays Macys, Sears, JCPenney and Dillards, the mall fea tures some 130 places to shop and dine. 1900 Tamiami Trail North Naples 10 a.m.-9 p.m. MondaySaturday Noon-6 p.m. Sunday (239) 262-2323 coastlandcenter.comFifth Avenue SouthFifth Avenue South is a timeless mix of glamour and laid-back ease for shopping, dining and social life. His toric and modern architecture blend in eclectic sophistica tion; tropical blooms and lush greenery grace its pedestrianfriendly promenades and each storefront is filled with won derful finds and delights. Hours vary by business Contact: Business Improvement District 649 Fifth Ave. South Naples (239) 692-8436 fifthavenuesouth.comMercatoAnchored by Whole Foods Market, Nordstrom Rack and Silverspot Cinema (a 12-screen luxury theater com plex), Mercato offers 12 nota ble restaurants, more than 20 upscale retailers and luxury residential condominiums. Mercato hosts a vibrant yearround event calendar with live music and other events, most of which are free and open to the public.9132 Strada Place Naples 10 a.m.-9 p.m. MondaySaturday Noon-6 p.m. Sunday (239) 254-1080 mercatoshops.comThird Street SouthNext to the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, the 19th-century Naples Pier and the colorful original beach cottages, sophisticated and delightful shopping and dining on historic Third Street South awaits amidst courtyards, antique European fountains and colorful, cascading flowers.Hours vary by business Concierge Kiosk Camargo Park, opposite the Fleischmann Fountain (239) 434-6533 thirdstreetsouth.com COURTESY PHOTOS Third Street South

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NEW84 84 Newcomers SWFL 2017 II www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYThe Village on Venetian BaySet on the waterfront of Venetian Bay, the village encompasses almost 50 shops and restaurants. Be sure to check out the special-events calendar.4200 Gulf Shore Blvd. North Naples 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. through April (6 p.m. May-October) Monday-Saturday (Mondays optional May-October) Noon to 6 p.m. Sunday (239) 261-6100 venetianvillage.comWaterside ShopsMore than 60 upscale shops and places to dine mark this unique destination accented by luxurious fountains, the coins collected from which go toward helping Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer sup port for underand uninsured breast-cancer patients in Collier County and Bonita Springs.5415 Tamiami Trail North Naples 10 a.m.-7 p.m. MondaySaturday Noon to 6 p.m. Sunday (239) 598-1605 watersideshops.comLEE COUNTYBell Tower ShopsThis landmark shopping, dining and entertainment des tination is home to some 50 fine retailers eclectic bou tiques and shopping favorites Saks Fifth Avenue, WilliamsSonoma, Ann Taylor, Chicos, Banana Republic and Talbots. Exceptional shopping is com plemented by nine distinctive restaurants.U.S. 41 at Daniels Parkway Fort Myers 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. MondaySaturday Noon-5 p.m. Sunday (239) 489-1221 thebelltowershops.comCoconut PointThis picturesque outdoor mall features more than 140 stores including Dillards, Target, Apple Store, Michael Kors and Barnes & Noble all surrounding several acres of lakes with a boardwalk. Its variety of dining options for all tastes is topped by the ele gant Ruths Chris Steakhouse.23106 Fashion Drive Estero 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. MondaySaturday Noon to 6 p.m. Sunday (239) 992-4259 simon.com/mall/ coconut-pointEdison MallThe regions original indoor mall celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2015, and this Southwest Florida land mark has expanded to more than 160 specialty shops sur rounded by the Big 4 anchors: Macys, Dillards, Sears and JCPenney.4125 Cleveland Ave. Fort Myers 10 a.m.-9 p.m. MondaySaturday 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sunday (239) 939-1933 simon.com/mall/ edison-mallGulf Coast Town CenterThis outdoor mall opened in phases between 2005 and 2007, and is still expanding in its location just off Inter state 75. The center features Bass Pro Shops, Belk, Best Buy, Costco, Dicks Sporting Goods, JCPenney and Target as its anchor stores, and offers a variety of dining options to suit every budget and taste.9903 Gulf Coast Main St. Fort Myers 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. MondaySaturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday (239) 267-5107 gulfcoasttowncenter.comMiromar OutletsThis outdoor collection of more than 140 top designer and brand-name outlets boasts retailers such as Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Bloomingdales The Outlet Store, Banana Republic, Nike and more.10801 Corkscrew Road Estero 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. MondaySaturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday (239) 948-3766 miromaroutlets.comPeriwinkle PlaceThis island gem was select ed by the Lee County Visitor and Convention Bureau as Sanibels top shopping des tination 25 shops, includ ing the original Chicos, the award-winning Blue Giraffe Restaurant and Sanibel Day Spa among covered board walks, lush landscaping, tropi cal fountains and a butterfly garden.2075 Periwinkle Way Sanibel 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. MondaySaturday Noon to 6 p.m. Sunday periwinkleplace.comPromenade at Bonita BayWith among the finest retail stores, unique boutiques, high-end salons and excellent restaurants, Promenade at Bonita Bay attracts both locals and visitors from around the world. This open-air center is Lee Countys southernmost shopping, dining and enter tainment destination.South Bay Drive Bonita Springs Hours vary by business promenadeshops.comTanger OutletsLocated just east of the Lee island coast, this is Floridas only location in a nationwide chain of 43 outlet malls fea turing more than 400 brandname stores that vary by location.20350 Summerlin Road Fort Myers 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. MondaySaturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday (239) 454-1974 or (888) 4713939 tangeroutlet.com/fortmyers Waterside Shops in Naples

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NEW85 FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com II 2017 Newcomers SWFL 85 Charlotte County Community Services 2300 El Jobean Road Port Charlotte, FL 33948 941.625.PLAY (7529)Programs of Charlotte County Government. with Charlotte County Community Services!!! Theres always something to see & do in Charlotte County the pages of The Guide or online at www.CharlotteCountyFL.gov Get Up...Get Out... Get Active... www.CharlotteCountyFL.gov www.CharlotteCountyFL.gov HOME OF THE NAPLES PRINCESSPORTOFNAPLESMARINA.COM 239.774.0479 550 Port-O-Call Way Naples, Florida 34102 info@portofnaplesmarina.com BOAT RENTALS & JET SKI RENTALSBRAND NEW EQUIPMENT WITH THE LATEST ADVANCED TECHNOLOGYAlso Available: Daily Public Cruises, Private Charters, Charter Fishing, Live Bait and More! HOME OF THE NAPLES PRINCESS 2015 HOME OF THE NAPLES PRINCESS HOME OF THE NAPLES PRINCESS 2015 2015 2015 6 6 ree galleries Classes Gi Shop Library ree galleries Classes Gi Shop Library Visit www.VisualArtCenter.org for More Information 210 Maud St | Punta Gorda, FL 33950 | (941) 639-8810 Gallery & Gift Shop Hours: M-F: 9am 4pm | Sat: 10am 2pm eres always something exciting taking shape at the Visual Arts Center, located in Punta Gorda, across from Fishermens Village...

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NEW86 86 Newcomers SWFL 2017 II www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY STATE PARKS Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park 12301 Burnt Store Road Punta Gorda (941) 575-5861 Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park is comprised of 42,000 acres and protects 70 miles of shoreline along Charlotte Harbor in Charlotte and Lee counties. Boating, canoeing and kayaking, fishing. Gasparilla Island State Park 880 Belcher Road Boca Grande (941) 964-0375 The centerpiece of Gasparilla is the restored Boca Grande Lighthouse built in 1890. Swimming, snorkeling, shing and nature study are popular activities. Beaches, bicycling, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, hiking/nature trail, picnicking, restrooms, swimming, wildlife viewing. Don Pedro Island State Park 8450 Placida Road Placida (941) 964-0375 Don Pedro, part of an extensive chain of barrier islands extending along Floridas Gulf Coast, is accessible only by private boat or ferry. Boaters can tie up at the dock on the mangrovelined bay side of the island. Boating, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, hiking/nature trail, picnicking, restrooms, swimming, wildlife viewing. Cayo Costa State Park 880 Belcher Road Boca Grande (941) 964-0375 With nine miles of beautiful beaches and acres of pine forests, oak-palm hammocks and mangrove swamps, this barrier island park is a Gulf Coast paradise. Beaches, bicycling, boating, cabins, camping, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, hiking/nature trail, picnicking, swimming, wildlife viewing. Mound Key Archaeological State Park Managed by Koreshan State Historic Site 3800 Corkscrew Road Estero (239) 992-0311 Prehistoric Native Americans are credited with creating this islands complex of mounds with an accumulation of seashells, sh bones and pottery. Mound Key is believed to have been the ceremonial center of the Calusa Indians when the Spaniards rst attempted to colonize Southwest Florida. Boating, fishing, hiking/nature trail, interpretive exhibit, restrooms, wildlife viewing. Lovers Key State Park 8700 Estero Blvd. Fort Myers Beach (239) 463-4588 A haven for wildlife, the islands and their waters are home to West Indian manatees, bottlenose dolphins, roseate spoonbills, marsh rabbits and bald eagles. The two-mile long beach is accessible by boardwalk or tram and is popular for shelling, swimming, picnicking and sunbathing. Beaches, bicycling, boat ramp, canoeing and kayaking, concession and restaurant, fishing, hiking/ nature trail, picnicking, playground, restrooms, showers, swimming, tours, visitor center, wildlife viewing.COURTESY PHOTO Lovers Key State Park at sunset

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NEW87 FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com II 2017 Newcomers SWFL 87 Charlotte Countys #1 Independent Used Car Dealer for 21 Years in a Row Gene Gormans Family Motors4380 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte, FL 33980 (941)-625-2141 Gene Gormans Premier Auto Sales1305 Tamiami Trail Punta Gorda, FL 33950 (941)-639-7300 Gene Gormans Dirt Cheap Cars3305 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte, FL 33980 (941)-639-1601 GENE GORMANS Owen Gorman Owen Gorman Owen Gorman Owen Gorman Owen Gorman Owen Gorman Owen Gorman Owen Gorman Owen Gorman Owen Gorman Owen Gorman Owen Gorman TEAM OF DEALERSHIPS 2011-2016 www.genegormans.com If integrity, knowledge and a professional experience is what you are looking for bring your next real estate closing to a title company owned and operated right here in rf n tb rfntnbbbrrnb RECOMMENDED BY THE NEW YORK TIMES!SW Floridas largest sailing catamaran holding 44 passengers!Located on the Naples City Dock in historic old Naples 880 12th Ave. S Naples, FL sailing@sweetliberty.com sweetliberty.com239.793.3525Morning Beach TripExplore a secluded island, relax on the beach or go shellingAfternoon Sightseeing & SailingDolphin & wildlife viewings and tour of the beautiful Port Royal Waterfront Community Sunset CruiseThe very best way to experience Naples amazing sunset is aboard the Sweet Liberty. DAILY TRIPS Fort Myers Ofce 9540 Cypress Lake Dr. Ft. Myers, FL 33919239-481-4746Sanibel Outpatient Ofce 1530 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957239-472-VETS (8387) Visit our Website: CoralVetClinic.com Your Other Family Doctor.

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NEW88 88 Newcomers SWFL 2017 II www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY Alligators resting at Big Cypress Koreshan State Historic Site 3800 Corkscrew Road Estero (239) 992-0311 Visitors can sh, picnic, boat and hike where Cyrus Teeds visionaries, who came to Estero in 1894 to build New Jerusalem for his new faith, Koreshanity, once carried out survey experiments to prove the horizon on the beaches of Collier County curves upward. Boat ramp, camping, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, hiking/nature trail, historic site, picnicking, playground, restrooms, wildlife viewing. Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park137 Coastline Drive. Copeland (239) 695-4593 A 2,000-foot long boardwalk at Big Cypress Bend, meandering through the old growth cypress, enables the visitor to experience the beauty of this unusual swamp. Hiking/nature trail, tour, wildlife viewing. Estero Bay Preserve State Park Managed by Koreshan State Historic Site 3800 Corkscrew Road Estero (239) 992-0311 The rst aquatic preserve established in Florida, this is one of the most productive estuaries in the state. The bay is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including the bald eagle. Bicycling, boating, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, hiking/nature trail, restrooms, wildlife viewing. Collier-Seminole State Park 20200 E. Tamiami Trail Naples (239) 394-3397 The 7,271-acre park lies partly within the great mangrove swamp of southern Florida, one of the largest mangrove swamps in the world. Bicycling, boat ramp, camping, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, hiking/nature trail, picnicking, playground, restrooms, showers, wildlife viewing. Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park 11135 Gulfshore Drive Naples (239) 597-6196 The mile-long stretch of white sugar sand at Delnor-Wiggins has been rated one of the best beaches in the nation. The 166-acre park is a tropical paradise for beach lovers, boaters and divers. Beaches, boat ramp, boating, fishing, picnicking, restroom facilities, scuba diving, showers, swimming, wildlife viewing. Big Cypress National Preserve Oasis Visitor Center 5215 Tamiami Trail East Ochopee (239) 695-2000 nps.gov/bicy/index.htm Big Cypress National Preserve contains a mixture of tropical and temperate plant communities that are home to a diversity of wildlife, including the elusive Florida panther. Canoeing and kayaking, hiking, hunting, ORV use, tours. J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge1 Wildlife Drive Sanibel (239) 472-1100 fws.gov/dingdarling The refuge is part of the largest undeveloped mangrove ecosystem in the United States. It is world famous for its spectacular migratory bird populations. Everglades National ParkGulf Coast Visitor Center 815 Oyster Bar Lane Everglades City (239) 695-3311 nps.gov/ever/index.htm Everglades National Park, the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States, boasts rare and endangered species. Hiking, camping, fishing, boating, canoe and kayak trails, tours.

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NEW89 FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com II 2017 Newcomers SWFL 89 keywestexpress.net Vacation Spot of Pirates, Poets, Presidents and Party Goers! keywestexpress.net keywestexpress.net Getting there is half the fun! (239) 936-0665 3722 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers 3 Lights North of Edison Mall (239) 454-2665 8911 Daniels Pkwy., Fort Myers In the Bella Rosa Shopping Plaza CENTRAL: FREE PICK-UP & DELIVERY FREE PICK-UP & DELIVERY FIDDLESTICKS: LOCATIONS FREE PICK-UP FREE DELIVERY FREE SMILESOFFMENTION THIS AD & GET10%YOURORDER NuImageCleaners.com BARRY HOEY, PA Full time REALTOR, Broker AssociateBuying-Selling-Leasing-Relocation-InternationalYour Real Estate Concierge Practicing Professional Standards of Excellence Call/Text: 251-504-5587 SWFLLuxury@gmail.com | www.SWFLLuxury.comWelcome to the area. Please contact me today so I can ef ciently help you or a friend in some way with any Real Estate questions or needs here in Southwest Florida. Please call, text or email me anytime. Thanks, Barry Hoey

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NEW90 90 Newcomers SWFL 2017 II www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY Signature eventsArtFest Fort MyersFeb.3-6 ArtFest Fort Myers is one of Southwest Floridas premier art festivals. Enjoy and purchase artwork in a variety of mediums and prices from more than 200 nationally recognized artists from across the country and around the world. Admission is free. 2443 First St., Fort Myers (239) 768-3602 artfestfortmyers.comAnnual Coconut Point Art Festival Feb. 18-19 Coconut Point in Estero will host the annual Coconut Point Art Festival. Fine art, music and more will occupy the streets for two fun-lled days. There will be paintings, one-of-a-kind jewels, photography, ceramics, and more. Coconut Point 23130 Fashion Drive, Estero artfestival.comThe Edison Festival of Light Grand Parade Feb. 18 The Grand Parade, one of the largest nighttime parades in the country, pays tribute to celebrated Fort Myers winter resident Thomas Edison. It has been named one of North Americas top 100 events and one of the top 20 events in the Southeast. Downtown Fort Myers, (239) 334-2999 edisonfestival.orgBonita Springs National Art Festivals Jan. 14-15, Feb. 11-12, March 4-5 Enjoy the work of national and international artists, plus the ambience of downtown Bonita while supporting the many programs of the Centers for the Arts. 10450 Reynolds St. artinusa.com/bonita Charlotte County Fair Jan. 27-Feb. 5 Amusement rides, animals, fair food and bull riding. 2333 El Jobean Road Port Charlotte (941) 629-4252 thecharlottecountyfair.comThe Southwest Florida & Lee County FairFeb. 23-March 5 An old-fashioned country fair features agriculture, horticulture, home-baked goods, small farm animals and a horse show. It also includes 50 to 60 carnival rides, games and food booths. Lee Civic Center 11831 Bayshore Road North Fort Myers, (239) 543-7469 fair.leeciviccenter.comAnnual Naples National Art FestivalFeb. 18-19 Entertainment, juried art, food. Naples Art Association Cambier Park and Eighth Street, Naples naplesart.orgCollier County FairMarch 16-26 Midway rides, 4-H competitions and favorite fair foods. Fairgrounds are 10 miles east of I-75 (exit 111) Immokalee Road, (239) 455-1444 colliercountyfair.com Fort Myers Film FestivalMarch 8-12 With an opening-night gala at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, lms at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center and awards ceremony at the Broadway Palm Theatre. (239) 810-6323 fortmyerslmfestival.comTOM HALL / COURTESY PHOTOSThe Fort Myers Film Festival rolls out the red carpet March 8-12, 2017, at the Barbara B. Mann Hall, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center and other area venues. TOM HALL / COURTESY PHOTOS

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NEW92 92 Newcomers SWFL 2017 II www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY NEW93 Twins double the fun for devoted fanBY GLENN MILLERFlorida Weekly CorrespondentF OR FORT MYERS RESIDENT WALLY BIXBY, SPRING training games mean getting close to players and managers and chatting with them. That was the case in the 1980s when he attended Kansas City Royals home spring games at Terry Park in Fort Myers. Mr. Bixby sat near the Royals dugout and said he often talked to Royals third baseman George Brett, who is now enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame. They were brief and informal chats as Mr. Brett prepared to bat. Wed usually talk golf, Mr. Bixby said. Such moments are still part of what makes spring training special for many fans. The Royals last spring in Fort Myers was in 1987, and when the Minnesota Twins moved into what is now called the CenturyLink Sports Complex in 1991, Mr. Bixby became a spring training season ticket holder. Much has changed since 1991, the last year the Twins won the World Series. The star of that team, centerfielder Kirby Puckett, died in 2006 from a stroke. Outstanding promising young Twins such as centerfielders Max Kepler and Byron Buxton and slugger Miguel Sano werent even born until 1993. Through all the changes, Mr. Bixby, 73, has attended games, where he often called out to then Twins Manager Ron Gardenhire by his nickname. Wed yell at Gardy when he came out of the dugout, said Mr. Bixby, who has worked in the investment business for 48 years. The games are about more than games. Mr. Bixby experiences that from his seat in Section 113. The cama raderie with my friends and baseball people, he said. There are also baseball moments, those times when fans see the best in the world displaying their gifts right here in Southwest Florida. Outfielder Alex Ochoa never became a star. He was a journeyman who knocked around the majors with eight teams between 1995 and 2002. But Mr. Ochoa possessed one astounding gift his throwing ability. I compared his arm with (Roberto) Clemente, Mr. Bixby said, referring to the legendary Hall of Famer who set the gold standard for outfield arms. It was that good. Mr. Bixby remembers Mr. Ochoa excelling in a game against the Twins when the outfielder was with the Baltimore Orioles. As Mr. Bixby recalls, Mr. Ochoa was also 4-for-4 in that game. Yet, Orioles manager Frank Robinson let something slip to Mr. Bixby that day. Frank Robinson said he couldnt make the team, Mr. Bixby. Those moments linger with fans. But some things change, such as the Twins spring home. A two-year, $48.5 million renovation was completed in time for spring training 2015. Its gorgeous, Mr. Bixby said of the overhauled complex. COURTESY IMAGETHE SPORTING LIFE CenturyLink Sports Complex, home of the Minnesota Twins.

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NEW92 NEW93 FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com II 2017 Newcomers SWFL 93 Catchin some Rays with friends BY GLENN MILLERFlorida Weekly CorrespondentDon Gasgarth, a Ford dealer in Charlotte County, cer tainly remembers the automakers old slogan, Ford Has a Better Idea. Mr. Gasgarth has ideas about Tampa Bay Rays spring training games at Charlotte Sports Park, which he loves to attend. Mr. Gasgarth is a regular every March at the facil ity, which has been the Rays home since 2009, when the team relocated its spring base from St. Petersburg. For players, spring training is the time to get ready for the grueling 162-game schedule. For fans, its something else entirely, as Mr. Gasgarth pointed out in an email to Florida Weekly. Close proximity to players and ballgames, Mr. Gas garth wrote of what he looks forward to every spring. Same season ticket holders and the friendship, among us. Attend 85 percent of games with family, friends or clients. The entire Grapefruit League is a big draw in Florida, cold weather up North, snowbirds following their favorite teams has resulted in the Port Charlotte area (getting) big exposure for future retirees. Plus lodg ing, meals, etc. Mr. Gasgarth and other fans attending games at Char lotte Sports Park have the pleasure of attending games at one of the premier spring-training venues in either Florida or Arizona. In 2014, USA Today named it the best spring-training facility in its Readers Choice Awards. Older fans may recall what the place looked like in its previous incarnation and know it was rejuvenated by a $27 million renovation in 2009. Before Charlotte County officials convinced the Rays to move, the county went without a big-league team from 2003 through 2008. The ballpark had been the spring home of the Texas Rangers from 1987 through 2002 and was a utilitarian facility lacking any charm or character. The upgrade added both. Not only do fans such as Mr. Gasgarth enjoy the com pany of family, friends and other fans at the ballpark, they enjoy an underdog team trying to play with the big payroll dogs. The Rays always rank near the bottom in team payroll, but in recent years have often fielded competitive teams. Not always, of course. In 2016, for example, the Rays ranked 30th among 30 teams in payroll at $71 million, according to spotrac.com. Compare that with the Los Angeles Dodgers ($274 million), New York Yankees ($227 million) and Boston Red Sox ($215 million). The Rays were 68-94 and finished last in the American League East, 25 games behind the first-place Red Sox. It was Tampa Bays third consecutive losing season. Soon, the Rays will be back in Charlotte Sports Park, preparing for another season. Whether they win or lose doesnt matter in March. Its about a day or evening at the ballpark with friends and family and fellow fans. Just ask Don Gasgarth. Red Sox rich in family traditionsBY GLENN MILLERFlorida Weekly CorrespondentAttending Boston Red Sox spring training games is about many things for fans. Its sunshine, hope for the season, getting autographs and sharing a day at the ballpark with children and grand children. That was the case when the team trained at City of Palms Park in downtown Fort Myers and remains so in more recent years at JetBlue Park south of the city. Red Sox fan Glenn Allen, 51, has resided in Lee County since 2002 but grew up in Massachusetts. Attending Red Sox games on St. Patricks Day is special. When you go to the St. Patricks Day game, youre in Boston that day, Mr. Allen said. Youre home. He savors memories of his teenage children, Ben and Lilli, when they were younger and sharing time with them at the ballpark. Ive had so many magical moments at City of Palms Park with my kids, Mr. Allen said. There was the time Red Sox owner John Henry walked up to the Allen family to chat. Mr. Allen recalled pitcher Curt Schilling, sitting in a Maserati, calling Ben over when he was 7 or 8 and jokingly asking if he was a New York Yankees fan. Mr. Schilling then autographed a ball for the boy. Mr. Allen said former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was unfailingly gracious about autograph requests. Would never say no, he said. Mr. Allen recalled a time when he and Ben spotted Mr. Ortiz walking to his yellow Lamborghini in the players parking lot. They were on the other side of a tall, chain link fence and asked for an autograph. Mr. Allen, worried about hitting the Lamborghini, said he tossed the ball over a fence, but it landed in bushes. He recalled Mr. Ortiz getting on his hands and knees to retrieve the ball and sign it for Ben. Red Sox fan Joe Fenton, metro editor of the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville, often visits Fort Myers, where he once worked for The News-Press. Mr. Fenton echoed Mr. Allen when he talks about kids and baseball. Mr. Fenton recalled a game at City of Palms Park when Red Sox outfielder Manny Ramirez stopped to chat with kids. You could see on their faces what it meant to the kids, Mr. Fenton said. Its all about the kids to me. Spring training can also be about passing baseballs heritage from generation to generation. I cant tell you how many fans Ive seen there who are there with their grandchildren, Mr. Fenton said. Spring training magic begins for fans such as Doug Tyrrell as soon as they step outside the Southwest Florida International Airport terminal. There is nothing like the feel of the warm sun as it hits your face after coming outside after picking up your luggage, Mr. Tyrrell wrote in an email to Florida Weekly. Hell soon feel that sun again.

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NEW94 94 Newcomers SWFL 2017 II www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY NEW95 Cultural venuesBIG ARTS CenterMusic, dance, visual arts, lectures, lm, live theater 900 Dunlop Road Sanibel (239) 395-0900 bigarts.orgFlorida Repertory TheatreDrama, comedy, musicals 2268 Bay St. Fort Myers (239) 332-4488 floridarep.orgBarbara B. Mann Performing Arts HallOrchestra, Broadway, performances 13350 Edison Parkway Fort Myers (239) 481-4849 bbmannpah.comBroadway Palm Dinner Theatre and Off Broadway Palm Comedy, musicals 1380 College Parkway Fort Myers (239) 278-4422 broadwaypalm.comAlliance for the ArtsTheater, art exhibits, classes 10091 McGregor Blvd. Fort Myers (239) 939-2787 artinlee.orgTheatre ConspiracyDrama, comedy, new plays at The Foulds Theater 10091 McGregor Blvd. Fort Myers (239) 936-3239 theatreconspiracy.orgGulf Coast SymphonySymphonies Various locations in Lee County (239) 277-1700 gulfcoastsymphony.orgSouthwest Florida SymphonySymphonies Various locations in Lee County Box Office: 12651 McGregor Blvd. No. 4-403 Fort Myers (239) 418-1500 swflso.orgSidney & Berne Davis Art CenterArt exhibits, music, theater, lms 2301 First St. Fort Myers (239) 333-1933 sbdac.comThe Herb Strauss Schoolhouse TheaterDrama, comedy, musicals 2200 Periwinkle Way Sanibel (239) 472-6862 bigarts.orgFGCU Bower School of MusicMusic 10501 FGCU Blvd. Fort Myers (239) 590-1000 fgcu.edu/cas/bsm/concerts.htmlBob Rauschenberg GalleryFine art 8099 College Parkway Fort Myers (239) 489-9313 bobrauschenberggallery.comNaples PlayersDrama, comedy, musicals 701 Fifth Ave. South Naples (239) 434-7340 naplesplayers.orgArtisNaples Philharmonic orchestra, Broadway, performances, speakers5833 Pelican Bay Blvd. Naples (239) 597-1900 thephil.orgThe Naples Museum of Art at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts Fine art 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd. Naples (239) 597-1111 thephil.orgThe von Liebig Art Center and the Naples Art AssociationFine art, exhibits, classes 585 Park St. Naples (239) 262-6517 naplesart.org Florida Repertory Theatre

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NEW94 NEW95 FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com II 2017 Newcomers SWFL 95The Norris CenterMusic, lms, comedy, live performances 755 Eighth Ave. S. Naples (239) 213-3058 naplesgov.com/index.aspx?NID=119Centers for the Arts of Bonita SpringsArt exhibits, performances, classes 26100 Old U.S. 41 Road Bonita Springs (239) 495-8989 artcenterbonita.orgAsolo Repertory TheatreDrama, comedy, musicals FSU Center for the Performing Arts adjacent to the Ringling Museum of Art 5555 North Tamiami Trail Sarasota (941) 3519010 or (800) 361-8388 asolo.org Van Wezel Performing Arts HallBroadway, performances 777 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota (941) 953-3368 or (800) 826-9303 vanwezel.orgVisual Arts CenterGalleries, art exhibits, classes 210 Maud St. Punta Gorda (941) 639-8810 visualartcenter.org Charlotte SymphonySymphonies Center for Performing Arts and Education 701 Carmalita St. Punta Gorda. (941) 205-5995 charlottesymphony.com.The Cultural Center TheatreA venue of the Charlotte Players 2280 Aaron St. Port Charlotte (941) 625-4175, Ext. 220 charlotteplayers.orgThe Cultural Center of Charlotte CountyTheater, music, community events 2280 Aaron St. Port Charlotte (941) 625-4175 theculturalcenter.comCharlotte Harbor Event &Conference CenterConcerts, dancing, symphonies 75 Taylor St. Punta Gorda (941) 833-5444 charlotteharborecc.comLangdon PlayhouseA venue of the Charlotte Players 1182 Market Circle St. Murdock (941) 625-4175, Ext. 220 charlotteplayers.orgLemon Bay PlayhouseCommunity theater 96 West Dearborn St. Englewood (941) 475-6756 lemonbayplayhouse.comThe Laboratory Theater of FloridaContemporary, classic and experimental theater. 1634 Woodford Ave. Fort Myers (239) 218-0481 laboratorytheaterflorida.comGulfshore PlayhouseProfessional theater group at The Norris Center. 755 Eighth Ave. S. Naples (866) 811-4111 gulfshoreplayhouse.orgTheatreZoneProfessional theater company based at Community School of Naples. 13275 Livingston Road Naples (888) 966-3352 theatrezone-florida.comCambier Park bandshellOutddor music venue at Naples Park. 755 Eighth Ave. S. Naples (239) 213-3058 naplesgov.com Southwest Florida Symphony

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NEW96 96 Newcomers SWFL 2017 II www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY HEALTH CARE HOSPITALSLee CountyLee Health runs four of the countys ve hospitals: Cape Coral Hospital, 636 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral, (239) 424-2000 Gulf Coast Medical Center, 13681 Doctors Way, Fort Myers, (239) 343-1000 HealthPark Medical Center, 9981 S. HealthPark Drive, Fort Myers, (239) 3435000 Lee Memorial, 2776 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers, (239) 343-2000 Lehigh Regional Medical Center, 1500 Lee Blvd., Lehigh Acres, (239) 369-2101Collier CountyNCH Healthcare System operates these Collier County hospitals: Naples Community Hospital, 350 Seventh St. N., Naples, (239) 436-5000 North Collier Hospital, 11190 Health Park Blvd., Naples, (239) 513-7000 Physicians Regional Healthcare System operates these Collier County hospitals: Physicians Regional-Collier, 830 Collier Blvd., Naples, (239) 354-6000 Physicians Regional-Pine Ridge, 6101 Pine Ridge Road, Naples, (239) 348-4000Charlotte CountyCharlotte Regional Medical Center, 809 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, (941) 639-3131 Peace River Regional Medical Center, 2500 Harbour Blvd., Port Charlotte, (941) 766-4122 Fawcett Memorial, 21298 Olean Blvd., Port Charlotte (941) 629-1181FIND A PHYSICIAN OR CAREGIVERFlorida Weeklys Physcians Guide is a comprehensive listing of medical practitioners in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties. Go to oridaweekly.com, select your area and click Special Sections. P1 6THANNUAL Physician Directory 2017 Southwest Florida

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NEW98 98 Newcomers SWFL 2017 II www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY 208 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda 941-655-8172Upscale Consignment Boutique Downtown Punta Gorda(Corner of Marion Ave. & 41 Northbound) Making it affordable for all women to Dress Well! OPEN Monday Friday 10:00 5:00 Saturday 10:00 3:00 Closed Sunday Ann Taylor | Calvin Klein | Anne Klein | Talbots | Chicos | Jimmy Choo | Coach | Tommy Bahama Closed Sunday 2016 2016 2016 Find Out Why They Call Us The Window to the Harbor! For Boaters & Non-Boaters Alike!Charlotte Harbor Yacht ClubIs the Place to Be! C (941) 629-5131 Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club4400 Lister St., Port Charlotte, FL | N 26 57.567 / W 082 04.837 | www.charlotteharboryachtclub.comWe Have Something for Everyone Full, Seasonal And Business Memberships Now Available-Ask for Details Dr. Charlene OkomskiBoard Certied Obstetrics & Gynecology941-205-2666 941-205-5500Cosmetics Medical www.timelessimagesw.comDr. Okomski specializes in routine, gynecological care and gynecologic surgery for women of all ages, including adolescents. Our services include hysteroscopic and laparoscopic procedures, treatment of endometriosis, urinary incontinence therapy, infertility diagnosis, hormone replacement therapy and the latest in the management of menorrhagia (excessive menstrual bleeding). Dr. Okomski oers the latest in simple, in-oce procedures for bladder problems and heavy menstrual bleeding. Dr. Okomski has a desire to provide the highest quality of gynecological care in a pleasant surrounding with courtesy and understanding. Dr. Okomski employs a very conservative, non-invasive approach to medicine when appropriate, though she is a very accomplished surgeon should the need for surgery arise. Should you choose Dr. Charlene Okomski for your healthcare needs, you can expect to be treated professionally and with courtesy at all times. We cant wait to see you, so make an appointment today! New patients are always welcome!Meet Dr. Charlene OkomskiDr. Okomski is Board Certied in Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a member of the Academy of Cosmetic Gynecologists. Okomski www.timelessimagesw.com Contact us to learn more about LINX. Domingo E. Galliano Jr., MD, FACS, FASCRS Murdock Circle Executive Center 18308 Murdock Circle, Suites 108 & 109 www.gallianosurgery.com Contact us to learn more about LINX. Domingo E. Galliano Jr., MD, FACS, FASCRS Murdock Circle Executive Center www.gallianosurgery.com New surgical technique eases pain, recovery time Dr. Domingo E. Galliano Jr.MD, FACS, FASCRSwww.gallianosurgery.com General SurgeryColon and Rectal Surgery Surgical Critical Care New surgical technique New surgical technique 2010-2016 Dr. Domingo E. Galliano Jr., director of robotic surgery at Peace River Regional Medical Center, provides the latest in painless, minimally invasive robotic surgery, medical testing and care in the treatment of gastro-intestinal conditions. In fact, he recently performed the rst robotically assisted, single-incision gallbladder surgery ever performed in Charlotte or Lee counties. This exciting new procedure with the da Vinci Surgical System is a surgeons dream, Dr. Galliano said. With this new procedure, patients can now have their gallbladder removed through a small incision buried in their belly button, where no visible scar can be seen. Robot-assisted minimally invasive surgical procedures can result in signicantly less pain, less discomfort and minimal scarring. The da Vinci System is a state-of-the-art surgical platform with 3D, high-denition vision and patented surgical instruments that take surgery beyond the limits of the human hand. By overcoming the challenges of traditional open and laparoscopic surgery, da Vinci is changing the experience of surgery for people around the world. According to Dr. Galliano, We use the most up-to-date medical equipment used in the testing and treatment of medical and surgical conditions. Most surgery can be performed with minimal discomfort on an outpatient basis, and in some cases, with no incisions. Minimally invasive procedures are performed through one or more dime-sized incisions, with much less trauma to the body. Patients get the highest-quality care available in his state-ofthe-art, Medicare accredited, state-licensed surgery center, says Dr. Galliano. This avoids treatment in the hospital, reduces cost, and lessens pain, scarring and recovery time, he said. You may be a candidate for minimally invasive da Vinci Surgery. Using state-of-the-art technology, the da Vinci System enables delicate and complex operations through a few tiny incisions with breakthrough vision, precision, dexterity and control, Dr. Galliano said. Da Vinci Surgery is used to treat such colorectal conditions as: colon cancer, rectal cancer, diverticulitis, and inammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohns disease). Surgery to remove all or part of the colon is known as a colectomy. Rectal cancer surgery is known as a low anterior resection. Da Vinci offers patients facing colon surgery (right, left or sigmoid colectomy) such potential benets as: low blood loss, quicker return to bowel function and diet and a short hospital stay Da Vinci offers patients facing rectal cancer surgery (low anterior resection and APR) such potential benets as: excellent clinical outcomes for cancer control, quick return to bowel function and diet, less blood loss and shorter hospital stay and recovery time. Robotic/laparoscopic surgery also is used for gallbladder and colon resection, adrenalectomy (adrenal gland resection), hernia repair, anti-reux (GERD), appendectomy, and ventral and inguinal hernia repair. As with any surgery, these benets cannot be guaranteed since surgery is specic to each patient, condition and procedure. It is important to talk to your doctor about all treatment options, including the risks and benets. This information can help you make the best decision for your situation.

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NEW99 FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com II 2017 Newcomers SWFL 99Edison & Ford Winter EstatesThe winter homes of Thomas A. Edison and Henry Ford, beautifully situated along the Caloosahatchee River, are among the greatest historic treasures in Southwest Florida. The Estates offers extensive guided tours of the Edison and Ford homes, gardens and laboratory. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily, closed Thanksgiving and Christmas days. 2350 McGregor Blvd. Fort Myers (239) 334-7419 edisonfordwinterestates.orgThe Bailey-Matthews Shell MuseumThe Bailey-Matthews Shell Museums purpose is to educate about shells, mollusks, and the natural environment through exhibits, educational programs, library services, and publications. 3075 Sanibel-Captiva Road Sanibel (239) 395-2233 shellmuseum.orgShell Factory & Nature ParkThe Shell Factory & Nature Park is one of Southwest Floridas top destinations for family entertainment and shopping. It holds the worlds largest collection of seashells and shell specimens. You will also nd the nest fossils and sea life, not to mention the most beautiful, top-of-the-line coral. 2787 North Tamiami Trail North Fort Myers (239) 995-2141 shellfactory.comMike Greenwells Bat-A-Ball & Family Fun ParkFor family fun, Greenwells has it all: go-cart tracks, miniature golf, batting cages, paintball and a 6,000-square-foot arcade.35 NE Pine Island Road Cape Coral (239) 574-4386 greenwellsfamilyfunpark.comImaginarium Hands-on Museum & Aquarium Learning is fun for the whole family at the Imaginarium Hands-On Museum & Aquarium. There are more than 60 exhibits as well as a hands-on experience at the marine touch tank with stingrays and more. Other displays include live sh, sharks, turtles, swans and iguanas. 2000 Cranford Ave. Fort Myers (239) 321-7420 imaginariumfortmyers.comZoomers Amusement ParkEnjoy go-carts, a roller coaster, midway rides and indoor games at this Lee County entertainment attraction for the entire family. 17455 Summerlin Road Fort Myers (239) 481-ZOOM (9666) zoomersamusementpark.comNaples-Fort Myers Greyhound Racing & PokerA long-time landmark and popular recreational facility on Floridas southwest coast, the racetrack operates throughout the year with greyhound racing, full-card simulcasting of dogs and thoroughbreds, as well as a casino-style poker room. 10601 Bonita Beach Road Bonita Springs (239) 992-2411 naplesfortmyersdogs.comNaples Fishing PierThe Naples Fishing Pier is one of the most popular attractions in Naples. Originally built in 1888 as a freight and passenger dock, the Naples Pier stands as a community landmark. Open 24 hours daily. 25 12th Ave. S. Naples (239) 213-3062 naplespier.com ATTRACTIONS Edison & Ford Winter Estates

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NEW100 100 Newcomers SWFL 2017 II www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYSunSplash Family WaterparkSpend the day relaxing in the sand or enjoying the thrill of several wet attractions. The park includes three highspeed slides, the pitch-black Cape Fear and the 457-foot Electric Slide, among others. If speed isnt your thing, enjoy a leisurely cruise along the lazy river that winds around the park perimeter.400 Santa Barbara Blvd. Cape Coral (239) 574-0558 capecoral.netJames and Barbara Moore ObservatoryOpen to the public on specic dates for viewing sessions, which typically begin 30 to 45 minutes after it is dark enough to see stars, weather permitting. Call or check the website for scheduled dates.Edison State College Charlotte campus 26300 Airport Road Punta Gorda (941) 637-3518 edison.edu/charlotte/observatoryNaples Zoo at Caribbean GardensA paved path almost a mile in length winds past rare and beautiful animals residing within a historic tropical garden planted in 1919. In this tropical setting, guests delight in seeing many of their favorite animals. In addition, they also discover an array of more rarely seen creatures such as the endangered Malagasy fosas, Red River hogs, or an Asian deer that barks and eats meat. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, closed Thanksgiving and Christmas days. 1590 Goodlette-Frank Road Naples (239) 262-5409 napleszoo.comFishermens VillageLocated directly on Charlotte Harbor, Fishermens Village offers an array of exclusive boutiques, shops and superb dining. The award-winning marina offers cruise boats, shing boats, rental speed boats, kayaks, bicycles and a heated swimming pool. 1200 West Retta Esplanade No. 57A Punta Gorda (941) 639-8721 fishville.comRedneck Yacht Club Mud ParkGo mudding at Floridas largest off-road mud camp featuring an oval mud race track, mudding trails, camping, RV parking and mud holes. 44570 Bermont Road (County Road 74) Punta Gorda (239) 209-3773 redneckyachtclub.comThe Military Heritage & Aviation MuseumThe museum displays include authentic artifacts and memorabilia representing most military conicts in which the United States has participated, from the Civil War to the present. Fishermens Village 1200 West Retta Esplanade No. 48 Punta Gorda (941) 575-9002 www.freedomisntfree.org/Charlotte Harbor Environmental CenterThe center provides more than 20 different educational programs and has more than 8 miles of hiking trails and other recreational opportunities. Alligator Creek 10941 Burnt Store Road Punta Gorda (941) 575-5435 Cedar Point 2300 Placida Road Englewood (941) 475-0769 www.checflorida.orgBabcock Wilderness AdventuresBabcock Ranch offers visitors the perfect setting to immerse themselves in nature. From swamp buggy tours with Babcock Wilderness Adventures to overnight accommodations at the Cypress Lodge, youll nd yourself face to face with wildlife in an Old Florida setting. 8000 State Road 31 Punta Gorda (800) 500-5583 www.babcockwilderness.comBlanchard House MuseumA museum of African American history and culture in Charlotte County. 406 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Punta Gorda (941) 575-7518 www.blanchardhousemuseum. blogspot.comThe Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest FloridaThe museums mission is to promote respect and understanding by teaching the history and lessons of the Holocaust through artifacts that tell the individual stories within the larger history of the Holocaust. May 2-Jan. 3, 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday with guided tour at 1:30 p.m. each day. Jan. 2-May 1, open 12:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday with guided tours at 1 and 2:30 p.m.; 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday with guided tour at 1:30 p.m. 4760 Tamiami Trail North Suite 7, Naples (239) 263-9200 holocaustmuseumswfl.orgNaples Botanical GardenVisit a world-class paradise that combines delightful cultivated tropical gardens with beautifully restored natural habitats. The Garden connects people and plants through display, education, conservation and science. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Tuesdays, when the Garden opens at 8 a.m. 4820 Bayshore Drive Naples (239) 643-7275 www.naplesgarden.orgNav-A-Gator GrillAir boat rides, river boat tours, boat and canoe rentals, Old Florida rock music. The Nav-A-Gator is a slice of Old Florida. 9700 SW Riverview Circle Arcadia (941) 627-3474 nav-a-gator.comOctagon Wildlife SanctuaryPack a picnic lunch and spend a day at the sanctuary that provides recovery and living environments for abandoned and abused exotic wildlife. 41660 Horseshoe Road Punta Gorda (239) 543-1130 www.octagonwildlife.orgFlorida Tracks & TrailsIf the off-road life and other get-downand-dirty outdoors activities are your thing, youve found your Disney World. Featuring tracks, trails, paintball, zipline, a general store and even a beach, spend the weekend getting wet, wild and dirty, and make sure you watch for special concerts and festivals. Opens at 5 p.m. Fridays.39450 Bermont Road Punta Gorda (844) 743-3388 oridatracksandtrails.com Morning at Babcock

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NEW101 FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com II 2017 Newcomers SWFL 101RETIRE IN STYLE COURTESY PHOTOSWe think Southwest Florida is the perfect place to retire. The weathers great, taxes are low, the beaches are spectacular as is the boating and fishing and the economy is booming. But dont take our word for it. Check out what the national media thinks:Huffington Post 10 Best Places to Retire 2016CAPE CORAL PROS: The Huffington Post placed Cape Coral on this list because, as the website noted, affordability and quality of life. Home prices are slightly below the national average, at $210,000. Good weather, aboveaverage air quality, low serious-crime rate. CONS: Low Milken aging rank, low walkability. NOTED: Average tax climate, average physicians per capita. Population 166,000. TRIVIA: The citys 400 miles of canals may be tops in the world.Forbes 25 best places to retire, 2015PORT CHARLOTTE PROS: Only a year removed from this list, Port Char lotte is still a great retirement destination. Recovering economy in town on Gulf of Mexico inlet. The cost of living is 8 percent below the national average, as is the median home price of $147,000. Good weather, aboveaverage air quality, low serious-crime rate. CONS: Low walkability rank, but downtown Punta Gorda, next door, is great for walking. NOTED: Average tax climate and doctor availability. Summer beach house and luxury yacht on Cape Coral canal, Florida

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NEW102 102 Newcomers SWFL 2017 II www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYPopulation 54,000, but part of Punta Gorda metro area. TRIVIA: Spring-training town of Tampa Bay Rays.Forbes 25 Top Places To Retire Rich in 2015NAPLES Co-founded by a Confederate general, this Gulf of Mexico city on Floridas west coast holds consider able appeal for the affluent elderly. Some 42 percent of its residents are age 65 or older. Naples sports 10 miles of beachfront and the area claims to have more golf holes per capita than anywhere else in the U.S. The citys $65,000 median household income masks the wealth at its high end. The median home price is $591,400. CNN Moneys Best Places to Retire 2015CAPE CORAL Two-thirds of Cape Coral is surrounded by water, either from the Gulf of Mexico or the Caloosahatchee River and that doesnt include the 400 miles of canals. Florida residents pay no state income tax. Housing remains affordable. COURTESY PHOTOS Evening light on the fishing pier in Naples, Florida. Splashing fun time is to be had in the Gulf of Mexico

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