BY BILL CORNWELLbcornwell@ oridaweekly.com Journalists, once respected and even admired, are now looked upon with a disdain never before imagined NEWSunderfireDURING THE DARKEST DAYS OF Americas involvement in Vietnam, Walter Cronkite, the legendary CBS news anchor, decided to do something dramatic. Mr. Cronkite had recently returned from Vietnam, and he knew for a fact that the rosy reports that were being issued by U.S. military commanders were false. Disturbed by this misleading of the public, Mr. Cronkite proceeded to devote an NEWS ANALYSIS U.S. television journalist Walter Cronkite in Vietnam, reporting on the war for CBS.COURTESY IMAGESEE NEWS, A8 PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY ERIC RADDATZ / FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 22-28, 2016 INSIDEVol. IX, No. 9 FREE GUEST OPINION A14 CLUB NOTES A16 BEHIND THE WHEEL A20 NEWS OF THE WEIRD A22 BUSINESS MEETINGS B5 MOTLEY FOOL B5 NETWORKING B6-7 OPEN HOUSE MAP B16 BOOK REVIEW C2 FILM REVIEW C15 SAVE THE DATE C24 CUISINE NEWS C32-35 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes and Android App Store. PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 Here to serveFrom setup to cleanup, successful caterers know how to do it all. B1 Tooting their hornsThe 20th annual Tuba Christmas in downtown Naples. A6 An Opera Naples to-doJerry Goldberg as the Grinch, and more fun around town. C28-31 Rolling onAllman Brothers original member Butch Trucks brings his Freight Train Band to town. C1 While the public enjoys new exhibits and wildlife viewing opportunities at the newly expanded von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, staff plans to teach visitors about wildlife protection in the area and how to best preserve native species during a period of rapid growth. The Conservancys newest initiative calls for drafting a raft of local experts and organizations to spread the word about protecting local wildlife and its various habitats. With new outdoor rehabilitation facilities and education facilities at the campus off Goodlette-Frank Road, staff is happy to further its efforts to both educate residents and help injured wildlife. I think its really exciting because education has always been a part of what we do too, said Joanna Fitzgerald, director of the wildlife hospital. Its important to meet peoples interest in ways that will benefit wildlife in our area. Its finding the balance between rehabilitation and incorporating education into our work.Conservancy expands facilities and educational efforts BY LINDSEY NESMITHlnesmith@ oridaweekly.com SEE CONSERVANCY, A22 COURTESY IMAGEPelicans in the von Arx Wildlife Hospitals new shorebird recovery area. FRE E
A2 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 22-28, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY COMMENTARYCrossing the other Delaware: A personal view of ChristmasIn the American cultural vernacular, which may prove as confusing to you as it frequently does to me, the first Christmas did not occur 2,016 years ago. Instead, the first Christmas took place exactly 240 years ago on a frigid night a few miles north of Philadelphia. In this whimsical, transformative nation, holidays that began as one thing inevitably become another, and none more so than Christmas.During the evening of Dec. 25, 1776, Christmas Love (defined as the love of Christ come, for Christians) must have seemed as remote as the North Pole to the 2,400 men who crossed the Delaware River out of Pennsylvania. They moved out in sleet and snow equipped with newly issued flints for their weapons on George Washingtons command, gathering on the riverfront from positions near McKonkeys Ferry.At that point the self-declared United States of America where you and I will eat to our hearts content this Christmas amounted to 174 days worth of upstart nation. Brand new, the nation was also under siege, wrapped in a winter storm, and starving.Most of Washingtons men couldnt swim, but they swallowed their fear. Ice floes in the river presented a significant danger to their heavily laden boats as they labored in frigid darkness toward the Jersey shore.None of it was pretty. In sloppy, struggling fashion, commanders and a regiment of experienced seamen from Marblehead, Mass., with others, finally landed the force mostly intact at Trenton, on the east bank of the river. There, things changed forever. That fact remains the nations most singular Christmas gift to itself. The Americans caught the winterencamped Hessian troops (competent professional soldiers in the pay of the British army) completely off guard and drunk. Thus they won the first real victory in our history, at the end of what had been a very bad year. Had Washington been killed or captured a distinct possibility since he was among the first to land on the far shore history would have gone barking up a different tree. It almost did, anyway. Previously, his men had succeeded only in having their rear ends kicked out of New York and chased all over New Jersey by the British and their allies. But only six days before Christmas, Thomas Paine came out with a feisty pamphlet called Common Sense, in Philadelphia. It included the most famous lines he ever wrote. The language was so compelling that against all reason it boosted morale among the half-frozen, half-sick, woefully undernourished Americans.These are the times that try mens souls, Mr. Paine wrote. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.No doubt many would have settled for an easier conflict and reduced rations of glory along with a hot meal, but they werent given the choice. For all those Americans, including women, children and the old people left to manage farms and homes, Christmas Love required sacrifice and the recognition of imminent mortality. To all of them, everything must have seemed tenuous. Ive always thought of Christmas that way, too as a time when existence can become, paradoxically, both sumptuous and desperate. In such a time, each of us must cross our own Delaware, which means that each of us must define Christmas Love as any force or energy that allows us to make the crossing, no matter how tenuously or what shape it takes. If, for example, you havent spoken to a relative or an old friend with whom youve fallen out, youre facing the river. If you havent forgiven yourself for a mistake made in another time which means confronting your own weakness or blindness, and moving on youre facing the river. If the echoes of the dead or the memories of Christmases past become not the voices of angels but a chorus of tyrants beckoning you to surrender the joyous moment in order to suffer the once-upona-time, youre facing the river. Charles Dickens, the great British novelist, knew the music of this tune intimately, which was why he wrote A Christmas Carol. In any case, something has to be faced and changed. And you have to face it and change it. Christmas is a time to do that, just as it was for Washington and the men, women and children who faced his Delaware River. For somebody I never knew, heres one more Delaware. Late on Dec. 24, 1976, I drove out of the gates of Camp Lejeune, N.C., home of the Second Marine Division, bound toward Wilmington 50 or so miles to the south. I was bent on attending midnight Mass at an orthodox church.The narrow two-lane blacktop ribboned a North Carolina night so black in the flat piedmont that I could see nothing beyond my own headlights for miles, until a flashing of red and blue came distantly into view.I slowed, approached and passed. Two cars had collided head on. The bodies of five dead lay under sheets near the wreckage. Midnight was 90 minutes away. At the church, a packed Christmas celebration of such candlelit, incense-infused magnificence occurred with chanting, bells, the sprinkling of holy water and all the sensuous ornamentation of celebratory life that Ive never been able to forget either the blood or the glory.And now its only Christmas Love I want for them: for those nameless souls who may still cherish the victims of that long ago night. May they, with all of us, find it in themselves to cross the other Delaware. A version of this column originally ran on Dec. 21, 2011. g o M m o roger WILLIAMSrwilliams@floridaweekly.com Turn your visions of coastal home interiors into a custom reality at Matter Brothers Furniture and Design Service with the worlds #1 slip cover company, Four Seasons!7200 Trail Boulevard, Naples, (239) 598-3330 | Other locations in Ft. Myers, Sarasota, Tarpon Springs and Pinellas Park | matterbrothersfurniture.com Coastal SOPHISTICATION
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A4 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 22-28, 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 email@example.comDrew McAuleyandrew.firstname.lastname@example.orgSales and Marketing AssistantKatie BabkaBusiness Office ManagerKelli CaricoPublished by Florida Media Group LLCPason Gaddis email@example.com Jeffrey Cull firstname.lastname@example.org Jim Dickerson email@example.com Naples Florida Weekly 9051 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 202 Naples, Florida 34108 Phone 239.325.1960 Fax: 239.325.1964 Subscriptions:Copyright: The contents of the Florida Weekly are copyright 2016 by Florida Media Group, LLC. No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.325.1960 or visit us on the web at www.floridaweekly.com and click on subscribe today.One-year mailed subscriptions: $31.95 in-county$52.95 in-state $59.95 out-of-state OPINIONBizarro WorldThe extended campaign season and the tumultuous run-up to Election Day wore everybody out. You can only take so much of a 24/7 reality show. Now that Donald Trump is president-elect, we know we have four more years of political chaos to look forward to. Meanwhile, Trump dominates the news cycle, acting like his business is the only business. He sucks people, events and time itself into a force field from which there is no escape. He is like the black hole produced by a dying star. It got me to thinking about Bizarro World, a fictional, sci-fi collection of tales with a mind-bending twist. Back in the day when comic books were king, many an evening my brother and I immersed ourselves in the fantasy fiction of super heroes and villains. Tales of Bizarro World were a favorite. It was created by DC Comics as a recurring segment of Adventure Comics. Bizarro World was about a strange planet populated by super beings that were the perfect imperfect duplicate of their counterparts on Earth. They lived on the cube-shaped planet htraE. (Ingeniously, htraE is Earth spelled backwards). On htraE, everything was the exact opposite of life on Earth. Any earthling expectations about how things worked on this strange planet were completely wrong and perversely counter-intuitive. The result of this zaniness was insane, comic weirdness, enough to make Bizarro World an instant favorite among comic fans. On Bizarro World, abnormal became normal; false became true; fiction became fact; now became never; enemies became friends; hate became love, and injustice became justice. The rigor of the nuttiness was by design, thanks to Bizarro Worlds edict to ensure conformity to its social order. HtraE was ruled according to the Bizarro Code. It dictated to all Bizarro Worlds residents the norms and behaviors expected of them as citizens. To wit, recite after me, Us do opposite of all earthly things! Us hate beauty! Us love ugliness! Is big crime to make anything perfect on Bizarro World! The policy produced mind-boggling results. For example, in Bizarro World, a financier hawking Bizarro bonds assures potential customers the bonds are Guaranteed to lose money for you. Or a star detective who gets a highpower case is stupider than the entire Bizarro police force put together. Well, given these scenarios, you can imagine their entertainment value and wild absurdity. The comic books genius was in its extraordinary juxtapositions of Earth to htraE, its perfect, imperfect doppelganger. So, imagine, our country is suddenly transformed into the exact opposite of more than 200 years of democracy I am talking on its head, upside down and topsy-turvy. In its place is an American version of Bizarro World. What if the fantasy became reality? What if willful ignorance, the abandonment of sense and reason and the perpetuation of insanity were the new normal? Well, you maybe know where I am going with this or maybe you dont. But it seems to me, we are already living the fantasy. Trump is creating Americas own version of Bizarro World. Why do I think so? We have two worlds, then and now; two Oval Offices, present and future; two commanders in chief, Obama sane, Trump is crazy. The juxtaposition of two opposite realities is occurring while we observe in astonishment. In Trumps Bizarro World, the populace is cheering. On planet America, democracy is mourning. Theres more evidence: Trump has selected someone to head the Department of Education who wants to annihilate public schools. His candidate to lead the nations Environmental Protection Agency is an anti-environmentalist. His choice for the Department of Energy pledged to abolish it. His pick for the Department of Labor disdains the minimum wage. His nomination for attorney general is an Alabamian with a 30-year history of hostility to advancing civil rights. And thats just scratching the surface of the mind-bending anomalies unfolding between the then and the now. So how did America become this strange place? Think about it. You win an election in Bizarro World by losing it. And thats pretty much what happened. Trump lost the popular vote. In Trumps Bizarro World, you make America great again by destroying everything that makes it great. Why didnt Hillary think of that? This is a political universe created in Trumps own image. He can break no commandments because in his Bizarro World, there are none. Our tenure in the Garden of Democracy will end because too many Americans were charmed by a snake. The thrill wont be worst of the consequences. Once Trump occupies the Oval Office, he will flex his omnipotence. Think of him as an asteroid the size of Texas heading toward Earth. It threatens to demolish life as we know it. If the world does not unite its resources to deter a direct hit, the asteroids impact will transform democracy into despotism. Trumps Bizarro World will rise out of the ashes of the Founding Fathers homeland. That, my friends, is The End. The party of workersIn the course of a couple of tweets, Donald Trump may have ended the image of the GOP as the party of corporate America. After striking a Carrier deal to preserve about 800 jobs, the president-elect slapped the Indiana company Rexnord on Twitter for rather viciously firing its workers and then went after Boeing for ripping off the public on a $3 billion Air Force One deal. Just like that, and in less than 280 characters, Trump had established more distance from big business than the GOP had in a generation. In his frenetic way, he is forcing a reorientation of the Republican Partys economics, a change that is welcome in its broad contours, even if his methods are dubious and the potential pitfalls considerable. Gone is the vaguely Randian emphasis on makers vs. takers, with anyone who doesnt earn enough to make a net contribution to the funding of the federal government considered a parasite on the body politic. Gone is the obsession with the federal deficit that has long been the King Charles head of Republican policymakers. Gone is the difficulty of conceiving of people as anything other than consumers or budding entrepreneurs who care only about the top marginal tax rate. Contradicting these tropes, Trump bragged about taking even more people off the tax rolls; paid only lip service to the deficit; and made workers and their jobs his most prominent theme. Trump hammered away at whats the true bottom line of the economy for most people their wages. Ultimately, wages grow when productivity increases, but a tighter labor market helps. One way to look at trade and immigration policy over the past several decades is that the political class has decided that less-educated Americans should have to compete more with lesseducated foreigners, who either work in factories overseas where U.S. concerns relocate, or come here themselves to live and work. This has to be at least part of the picture of relatively stagnant wages, and declining labor-force participation. Steve Camarota of the Center for Immigration Studies crunched the numbers for the third quarter of 2016. While overall unemployment has been falling, the labor-force participation rate for working-age natives without a bachelors degree is still lower than it was before the recession, just 70.4 percent now, compared with 74 percent before the downturn. The ultimate metric for success for Trump will be whether he can get wages reliably increasing, and pull more of these people back into the workforce. All that said, there is much to worry about in Trumps approach. A president of the United States calling out individual companies is inherently arbitrary and subject to abuse. There is a lot of room between being deficit-obsessive and acting as though we dont have to pay for anything. And a blowout $1 trillion infrastructure program would, inevitably, be politicized and wasteful. In all these areas, one hopes Trump will be more restrained and constrained, particularly by Congress. But the party should accept the new terms Trump has set out for its economic worldview, and focus on workers and their wages more than it has any time in memory. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. e C e p e rich LOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly b m a o B m leslieLILLYllilly@floridaweekly.com
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A8 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 22-28, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYalmost entire newscast to debunking the governments falsehoods. It was unprecedented, before or since. The result was stunning. Mr. Cronkite was at the time considered to be the countrys most trusted individual, according to one opinion poll. After his report aired, public opinion shifted regarding Vietnam. No longer was opposition to the war the sole province of ragged anti-war activists and hippies. President Lyndon Johnson was enraged; he and his advisers had been exposed. Although Mr. Johnson railed against Mr. Cronkites audacity, he also knew he was on the losing end of the argument. If weve lost Cronkite, the president told a confidante, then weve lost America. How quaint all of this was, I have been thinking. There was a time when the public not only trusted the news media but also respected it and looked to it for guidance. There were a lot of things about the mid 20th century that were unusual, Jonathan Ladd, author of the book Why Americans Hate the Media, said in an interview with Salon.com. The party system got less polarized, so you had activists with less incentive to attack each other in partisan papers. And there was less competition in journalism. The number of newspapers dropped dramatically in the early 20th century. Most small cities ... only had one dominant paper ... There was just less competition, so they could produce the style of news they thought was best. You had the perfect storm for the press to become really trusted. Those days are gone. Long gone. This complete and utter disdain for the press is pervasive and insidious. David Cay Johnston, a Pulitzer Prize-winner who has dealt with every presidential administration since the early 1970s, says this: There has never been a more hostile White House to the press than Obama. You call and people are fearful to talk. No one will even answer basic questions. They are that fearful. Also look at the way they have dealt with leakers and whistle-blowers. This White House rivals Nixons for subverting the press. But no one seems to care. Reporters and editors are pariahs, bottom-feeders. What once was seen as the proud calling of James Reston of The New York Times, Eugene Patterson of The St. Petersburg Times and Ben Bradlee of The Washington Post is now regarded less favorably than Congress. Today, journalists and practitioners of news are no longer revered. We are reviled. And not without reason, it should be noted. The incredibly tempestuous presidential election of 2016 has only hastened this distaste for the news media, but to lay it totally at the feet of Donald Trump, which is the prevailing view, is unjust. Both Mr. Trump and Hillary Clinton felt they were mistreated by the media. That is true, without doubt. But Mr. Trumps disdain for journalists is without parallel. He has at various times referred to reporters as scum, vultures, horrible people and beneath contempt. Many politicians, in their heart of hearts, feel the same about their tormentors in the press. But no one not even Richard Nixon has ever voiced such viciously personal insults. This raises the question of how Mr. Trump will be covered by his antagonists. Lets be honest, when youre called scum, it is awfully hard to be objective when trying to cover the man who hurls that slur. The president-elect has continued to engage news organizations in more direct combat than his recent predecessors, signaling a war of attrition that might continue for the next four years or longer, the Columbia Journalism Review said. The question now: How to keep that combat out of the day-today coverage?Role of free press essential So, where does that leave us? In a very bad place, I fear. At a time when information is paramount, it is going to be hard to come by. Put simply, people dont believe what they see or read, unless it comes from a news source that preaches to their convictions (think Fox News or MSNBC). As Chico Marx observed, Who you gonna believe, me or your lying eyes? Increasingly, Americans, when it comes to news, believe their eyes tell them something quite different from what they read or see on the television screen. Ive been doing this for nearly 45 years, Stewart Lytle, a journalist and novelist based in Boston said. The level of vituperation is enormous. I was at a cocktail party the other night, and a woman approached and NEWSFrom page 1 DIEGO GRANDI / SHUTTERSTOCK PHOTOMedia camera equipment recording the front of Trump Tower, residence of president elect Donald Trump. Mr. Trumps disdain for journalists is without parallel. He has at various times referred to reporters as scum, vultures, horrible people and beneath contempt.HISTORICAL PHOTOChief Senate Counsel representing the United States Army and partner at Hale and Dorr, Joseph Welch (left), with United States Sen. Joe McCarthy of Wisconsin (right), at the Senate Subcommittee on Investigations McCarthy-Army hearings, June 9, 1954. The First Amendment to the United States Constitution as adopted in 1791 reads as follows: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exerciseIve been doing this for nearly 45 years ... The level of vituperation is enormous. I was at a cocktail party the other night, and a woman approached and asked how I could sleep at night, being in such a sleazy profession. That is not uncommon. Stewart Lytle, a journalist and novelist based in BostonJOHNSTON CRONKITE n h a s e v e r s ona l insu l ts. n o f how Mr. b y his anta g w h en youre l ly hard to be c over the man they read or see on the tele v i s i on s cr ee n. Ive been doin g this f o r n earl y 45 y ears, Stewar t L ytle, a journalist and nov el i s t b a se d in B os to n sa i d The level o f vituperation is enormous. I was at a coc k tai l p arty the other ni g ht, a nd a woman a pp roached a nd enate Subcom f or nearly 45 years ... The level ormous. I was at a cocktail party o ac h e d an d as k e d s uc h a s l eazy n ovelist based in Bosto n uperation is eno g h t, an d a sl eep at T hat is n o t ewart L yt ormous I was at a woman appr o n i g h t, b e i ng i n s o t uncommon. t le, a j ournalist and n for journalists is o us times m vul beneath in their b out their n o one of vitu t h e o t h ow I pro f e uperati o th er n i g cou ld s ssion. T St Mr. Trumps disdain t hout p arallel. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 22-28, 2016 NEWS A9asked how I could sleep at night, being in such a sleazy profession. That is not uncommon. Weve brought a lot of this on ourselves, no doubt. Still, the role of a free press in a democracy is essential. When the press is delegitimized, then a vital component of what makes this nation special is threatened. A columnist for The Economist, which probably did the best reporting on the presidential election, wrote about how spectacularly wrong media analysts were and how it damaged their credibility. When an election model says that the odds of a Trump victory are 1 in 6, that is not an actual probability. It is merely a guess at what the probability is. Daniel Dale, Washington correspondent of the Toronto Star, said, People on both sides of the aisle, are angry at the outc ome of the election. But that doesnt mean we should give in to these impulses. Mr. Dale was one of the most authoritative fact-checkers of Mr. Trump during the election. At one point, Mr. Dale had documented more than 500 falsehoods put forth by the Republican presidential candidate. But lets cover Mr. Trump fairly, Mr. Dale said, and see what happens. Mr. Lytle concurred. Play it straight. To do otherwise is a betrayal of our role. I truly believe what he does will define him, not what we write or say about him. Charlie Beckett, director of a media think-tank at the London School of Economics, said the American press has an inflated view of its role, and that can be harmful going forward. News media, Mr. Beckett wrote in an email interview, does not have the power to create politicians alone. Trump was ... in too deep and too widespread feelings. He was also up against a hapless candidate. That the press has fallen so low is a source of distress for many who honor the tradition of journalism. One of those is Judson Cribbs, a professor of journalism at Florida Gulf Coast University. He said this: All of the reporters I have ever known were mostly trying to get messages out that viewers or readers could act upon, he said in an email interview. Some have risked their lives doing so. But again, with selective perception, people will see bias when the coverage does not line up with their viewpoints.Under assault, just do the jobWhat happens when the press is under unrestrained assault? It has happened before. Think the McCarthy era. And when under assault, the press tends to contort like a pretzel. CNN, which has been under assault by Mr. Trump, also has been assailed by those on the other side. CNN, for example, stocked its panels full of pro-Trump analysts in order to exude objectivity, wrote the Columbia Journalism Review. This could be a major fault line going forward. Meanwhile, at Trump rallies and campaign events, crowds alternated chants of Lock her up with CNN sucks. When the press is under attack, we cannot always count on our nations institutions to safeguard our freedoms not even the courts, said Marty Baron, editor of The Washington Post. At times, throughout our history, they have shamefully failed to do so whether it was the Sedition Act of 1798 under President John Adams, the harshly repressive Sedition and Espionage Acts under Woodrow Wilson ... or the McCarthy era ... Will we face obstruction at every turn? If so, what do we do? The answer, I believe, is pretty simple. Just do our job. Do it as its supposed to be done. And how is it supposed to be done? Well, let me tell a story. It dates to 1971. I was working at the Decatur Daily in Alabama. Fresh out of college and totally unqualified and unprepared to be a journalist. But the great thing about the press is that you pass not a test, are not certified by a government body. So, there I was. It was early afternoon when the police scanner went crazy. An automobile, unaccountably, had crashed through a small business. Turned out the driver was an 80-year-old doyen well known to everyone in town. That was a big deal, in 1971, in Decatur, Ala. Being low man on the pole and a police reporter, I was dispatched to the scene. I determined the elderly woman had mistaken the accelerator pedal for the brake pedal. Thus, the catastrophe. I reported all of this in excruciatingly painful detail. Then, I added this fatal line, Fortunately, no one was seriously injured. No sooner had I turned it in the story than the managing editor, who had forearms like Popeye, appeared at my desk. What is this fortunately crap? Well, I replied feebly, it was fortunate no one was hurt. Listen, we are not in the business of making judgments. Good, bad or indifferent. Got that? Yep. And that is what Walter Cronkite understood so well. COURTESY OF THE DECATUR DAILYWriter and journalist Bill Cornwell (second from left standing) at the Decatur (Ala.) Daily in the early 1970s. thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION Who you gonna believe, me or your lying eyes? Chico Marx Jonathan Ladd is author of the book Why Americans Hate the Media.DALE
A10 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 22-28, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY YOUVE NEVER SETTLED FOR MIDDLE OF THE ROAD. SO WHEN PLANNING YOUR NEXT MOVE, GO WITH A CHOICE THAT PUTS YOU IN THE DRIVERS SEAT. THE BEST next thing LUXURY RETIREMENT LIVING SEE THE BEST NEXT THING TODAY.Call (239) 307-3050 for your personal tour. Collier Child Care Resources welcomes early childhood expertCollier Child Care Resources invite early childhood educators, therapists and parents to Creating Connected Classrooms that Foster Community and Problem Solving Skills from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at Hodges University in Naples. Keynote speaker Polly Beebe has worked in Florida as an early childhood educator for 32 years and is a nationally certified conscious discipline instructor. She will share techniques that can be used in the classroom to engage more difficult children in the learning process. CCCR is a private, nonprofit childcare agency with the mission to provide high-quality early childhood care, education and resources to children, families and early learning professionals in Collier County. Many of the agencys 300-plus children are at-risk and come from lower-income working families. Registration for the Creating Connected Classrooms that Foster Community and Problem Solving Skills symposium is $40. CEUs are available for professionals. To sign up or for more information, call CCCR 643-3908 or visit www.collierchildcare.org. Meet Seminole leader at Everglades City dinnerSeminole Chief James E. Billie will be the guest of honor when the historic Smallwood Store & Museum hosts a dinner Saturday, Jan. 7, at the Oyster House in Everglades City. Guests will enjoy a screening of the documentary film about Chief Billies life. The evening is part of the annual White Pelican Celebration that takes place in Chokoloskee over the first weekend in January and includes boat tours, music, arts and crafts, native foods, raffles, guided walking tours and programs about the white pelicans that winter in the area. Dinner tickets are $50 (cash bar). For reservations or more information, call 695-2989 or visit www.smallwoodstore. com. PETER GALLAGHER / COURTESY PHOTOChief James E. Billie at the Smallwood Store. Hunt for treasure at CmonThe Cmon Mateys Pirate Treasure Hunt for children ages 4-10 takes place from 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at the Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples. Teams of one adult and up to four children will explore the museum following clues to find the treasure. The first team to complete the hunt will win a pirate cruise from Salty Sams on Fort Myers Beach. All participants will choose a prize from the Cmon Treasusre Chest and will enjoy refreshments and meet the pirate crew from Salty Sams. The family-friendly treasure hunt kicks off activites that will culminate with the annual Night at the Museum Pirate Ball in February. Participation is limited to the first 24 teams that register. Cost per team is $25 for Cmon members, $35 for others before Jan. 7, $35 and $45 Jan. 7 and later. To sign up or for more information, call Cmon at 514-0084 or visit www.cmon. org. The Latchkey League recently awarded a grant for $50,000 to New Horizons through the Community Foundation of Collier Country. Shown here are Myra Janco Daniels, center, with Ron Miller, Tina Nicholson, Eileen Connolly-Keesler and Joseph Coppola. Mrs. Daniels is founder of the Latchkey League. Mr. Miller is chairman of the board of New Horizons. Mrs. Nicholson is president of the Latchkey League. Ms. Connolly-Keesler is president and CEO of the Community Foundation, and Mr. Coppola is chairman of the grant committee for the Latchkey League. The league is dedicated to supporting and providing educational, cultural and recreational services to the children in the greater Naples area who are in need of after school supervision and activities to promote their educational development. COURTESY PHOTO
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 22-28, 2016 NEWS A13 (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 Signature fundraiser breaks record for The Immokalee Foundation SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe Immokalee Foundations 2016 Charity Classic Celebration and Charity Classic Pro-Am raised a record $2.3 million to honor the organizations 25th anniversary serving the youth of Immokalee. The celebration dinner and auction at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort was led by honorary chair Parker Collier, who joined with other community leaders to found The Immokalee Foundation in 1991. The evening featured the debut of Heroes of Immokalee, a film by Los Angeles filmmaker David Serota. This year was particularly memorable for Jay Dick Stonesifer, who co-chaired the event with fellow board members Don ONeill and Mac McDonald. The key to this event was the celebration of a 25-year history of this organization, which was started by Parker Collier and has grown to a team of thousands who are helping to build pathways to success for the children of Immokalee, Mr. Stonesifer said. The results were on display as the kids on stage gave their personal stories of success. Much of that success involves post-secondary education; in fact, this year the organization celebrated its first doctoral graduate with Dr. Kristen Dimas, who is now serving her medical residency at Lee Health after graduating from the Florida State University College of Medicine with support from TIF. Other Immokalee students find success through vocation training at the Heavy Equipment Mechanics program, supported by companies including Caterpillar and Kelly Tractor that have been instrumental in providing internship opportunities and hands-on education for well-paying jobs in our community. At the Pro-Am, 26 professional golfers joined 100 of Southwest Floridas most philanthropic golfers at the Bay Colony Golf Club in Naples. Kevin Johnson again chaired the ProAm with an important assist from PGA and Champions Tour professional Mark Lye, a founder of the tournament. Mr. Lye recruited other top golfers for the day of clinics, demonstrations, a round of play and an awards presentation. Among those responding to Mr. Lyes invitation were Briny Baird, Bobby Clampett, Erik Compton, Laura Diaz, Kendall Dye, Steve Flesch, Tom Gillis, Dudley Hart, Kim Kaufman, Skip Kendall, Casey Kennedy, Paige Mackenzie, Michelle McGann, George McNeill, Kristy McPherson, Shaun Micheel, Brooke Pancake, Charlie Rymer, Chris Smith, Sarah Jane Smith, Kris Tamulis, Lexi Thompson Kris Tschetter, Jimmy Walker and Mike Weir. The top mens foursome Kevin Powderly, Will Bobb, Hal Cohen and Phil Warren played nine holes with Mr. Clampett and nine with Ms. Pancake. The top womens foursome Joyce Hagen, Carol Lund, Sunny Sapiente and Kristin Miller played with Ms. Thompson and Mr. Hart. In the mixed-flight competition, winners were Doug Esson, Mr. Stonesifer, Mike Gavin and Carol Shuttleworth, who played with Ms. Kaufman and Mr. Flesch. Closest-to-the-hole honors went to Jim Ringler on No. 2, earning him a $2,000 gift certificate from Bigham Jewelers; Will Ellert on No. 4, who won a four-night stay at One & Only Pallimilla; and Len Boone on No. 16, who took home a two-night stay at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort and a gift card to Flemings Steak House. Corporate sponsors of this years events were Arthrex Inc., Caterpillar Inc., Fifth Third Bank, Florida Community Bank, Hertz Global Holdings, Huntington Bank, Kelly Tractor, Mercedes-Benz of Naples, MidwestOne Bank, Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management, Naples Daily News, Naples Illustrated, Northern Trust, Progress RailA Caterpillar Corp. and Sabadell Bank. To learn more about The Immokalee Foundation, its signature events, volunteering as a career panel speaker or host, becoming a mentor, making a donation or including the foundation in your estate plans, call 430-9122 or visit www.immokaleefoundation.org. CHARLIE MCDONALD PHOTOGRAPHY / COURTESY PHOTOS TIF student Jose Munguia and Dick Stonesifer at The Immokalee Foundations Charity Classic Celebration. TIF students Marie Sanon and Maria Aguilar. LPGA player Lexi Thompson.
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Weve heard that our most important tourist attraction is being ignored by Tallahassee, that one of our defining assets is getting little attention from anyone at any level of government. Certainly the numbers are alarming. Half of Floridas 825 miles of coast is considered critically eroded. The state now distributes a paltry $30 million for beaches, using a formula that is woefully outdated. No plans exist to deal with 45 percent of the critically eroded beaches. Of local pleas for help in 2016, the state responded by parceling out only 33 percent of the dollars requested. If theres a silver lining (and its a parochial one), its that were in pretty good shape here in Southwest Florida. Much of the really bad erosion is occurring elsewhere, mostly on the east coast and in the Panhandle. But even here dollars are tight, and were just one major storm away from catastrophic sand loss. Lets look at some of the specifics. Collier County just wrapped up renourishment efforts that distributed 135,000 tons (about 90,000 cubic yards) of sand on beaches from Marco Island in the south to Vanderbilt Beach in the north. At a cost of $3.9 million, the project used trucks to haul sand from a quarry near Immokalee to the various beaches, where it was dumped and graded. At this writing, the project appears to have been successful, stemming the worst of the erosion. But what does success mean? Who decides how much sand is really needed and where it should go? How do we know were not giving short shrift to our beaches? The answer is, like the rest of the state, were constrained by money. Current policy is to survey the shoreline every year and replace sand only on the most badly eroded areas. This contrasts with the past practice of renourishing the entire beachfront every five or six years, a practical alternative when offshore sand was cheaper than it is today. The present plan calls for the county to maintain a 100-foot beach width, measured from the dune-adjacent R markers seaward. Included is some advance renourishment to offset future erosion. Vanderbilt Beach got the extra sand this year. Park Shore will get it next year, and the Naples beach in 2018. In the renourishment process, sand is not simply dumped and smoothed. A cross-sectional template is designed, often comprising 30 percent dry beach and 70 percent underwater sand. Collier County Coastal Zone Management Director Gary McAlpin explains that the key is to add enough sand to fill the template, including the underwater area. After the template is filled, equilibrium should be established and, under normal conditions, erosion going forward should be minimal. Our current sand-retention rate is 65-85 percent, Mr. McAlpin says, pointing out that sand requirements have been cut by two-thirds since 2000, indicating progress toward filling the template. But there are caveats and limitations. For example, exposed native limestone, so-called hard bottom, is submerged near the shore along much of Southwest Floridas beachfront. Since that must be protected, sand can be deposited only between the dunes and the hard bottom, restricting the size of beach that can be built and maintained. Another limitation is that renourishment must be customized. In designing a beach profile, a different approach is needed where jetties are present, e.g., Doctors Pass and Gordon Pass, than is needed along stretches of unbroken beach. And more isnt always better. Coastal engineer Mohamed Dabees points out dumping excess sand on a healthy beach can cause problems, clogging inlets and covering hard bottom. So where do we stand? The recent project was apparently successful, but not everyone is happy. County Commissioner Penny Taylor was quoted as saying, I think were ripe to reassess what were doing on the beach. She said the truck hauls create wear and tear on the roads and disrupt neighborhoods. Shes pushing for the county to plan larger projects with dredges bringing sand in by sea rather than by road. Mr. McAlpin says that entails going 40 miles offshore to get suitable sand and then harvesting it with costly hopper dredges. In 2006, we spent $23 million on offshore dredging. More recently, a restoration with offshore sand in the Sarasota area cost well over $30 million. You cant do it in a small way. Mr. McAlpin points out the very high mobilization cost for hopper dredging can be justified only for large projects. Were talking about 300,000-400,000 cubic yards of sand a far cry from our current truck-haul touchups. This suggests possible cooperation with other communities to share the expense and the sand. But thats easier said than done. Different beaches have different needs at different times. And not every community has a tax base with revenues to support a partnership in beach renourishment. If Collier County were to go it alone, how would we pay for it? Our beach funding, now between $2.5 and $3 million a year, comes largely from tourist taxes, a 4 percent add-on to hotel bills, seasonal rentals, etc. Where would we get the extra money? Two things immediately come to mind. 1. Increase the bed tax from 4 percent to 5 percent (in line with virtually every other shoreline county in Florida) and reallocate more of the funds for beaches. That might generate $1.5 million in additional funds. 2. Boost taxes through a special assessment. The county commissioners did that for landscaping and are considering it for upgrading stormwater collection. Of course, another option is to make beach maintenance a line item in the countys general fund. These are all tough sells at a time when raising taxes for anything is political anathema. But with three new commissioners on board, this might be the time to try. If all fails, we have the comfort of knowing we can continue to maintain our beaches with quarry sand as long as truck hauls are tolerated and until a catastrophic storm comes and rips the sand away. 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
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 22-28, 2016 NEWS A15 IT SHOULDNT HURT TO BE A CHILDDONATE ONLINE: DavidLawrenceCenter.org NAPLES 239-455-8500 IMMOKALEE 239-657-4434 For Child and Adolescent Mental Health At age 10, Caleb wanted to die. Diagnosed with mental illness, he felt like a loser as a teen. Suicide beckoned. Only self-injury eased the pain. Because half of all mental illnesses start before age 14, early diagnosis and treatment are vital. David Lawrence Center saves our communitys children with world-class pediatric mental health treatment. In 2016, we will serve 2,500 children and we will watch them recover. Today, 16-year-old Caleb plays lacrosse, drums his heart out in the high school band, and wants to be an engineer. You can save our childrens lives. Your donation to David Lawrence Center lets us meet the rising demand for care. Help us prevent tragic suicides among children who have barely begun to live. Please donate today. DONATE NOW TO SAVE OUR CHILDRENS LIVES...AND FUTURES Call us or make a gift online at:DavidLawrenceCenter.org 239.354.1419 Bicycle club video promotes 3-feet ruleFlorida has the most cyclist fatalities per million population in the nation. With season right around the corner, Naples Velo Bicycle Club has released a new 30-second video promoting cycling safety in Collier County. On the roadways throughout Collier County, cyclists ride to the right in a traffic lane or a narrow 4-foot-wide bike lane. The state of Florida requires drivers to stay 3 feet away from bicyclists when passing them. Naples Velo wants to remind everyone to be respectful of each other while using the roadways, Don Rupprecht, Naples Velo president, says. Whether cycling or driving, we want to help bring safety awareness to our roadways; this was our motivation in creating the video. We want to bring awareness to the 3-foot rule. According to the U.S. Census Bureau and the Outdoor Foundation, more than 63,000 residents and visitors cycle in Collier County. Two years ago, several Naples Velo members were seriously injured in accidents involving motorists; one accident resulted in the death of a child bicyclist, and another in the death of a commuter bicyclist. The series of accidents led the leadership of Naples Velo to initiate change and enhance the cycling awareness and safety in Southwest Florida. A member of the League of American Bicyclists, the nonprofit Naples Velo Bicycle Club promotes cycling activities, develops and conducts educational programs on cycling safety and skills, enhances cycling awareness through advertising and community events and supports the enactment of cycling safety laws, amateur cycling racing and other charitable organizations that share its mission. The club hopes bicyclists download the new video and share it on social media as well as with colleagues and neighbors. Go to www.vimeo. com/188564813. Naples Velo welcomes tax-deductible contributions to help fund public cycling safety projects. It is strictly a volunteer organization and does not have any paid staff. For more information, visit www.naplesvelo.ning.com.
A16 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 22-28, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Wine Tasters of Naples is a social club that meets from 5-7:30 p.m. every Friday at different locations around town. More so than wine, members enjoy socializing and working together on philanthropic and service projects to benefit the community. Members pay a $7 door fee; guests pay $9. Light bites are served, and attendees pay for their own beverages. The club sponsors other social events throughout the year as well. For more information, visit www. winetastersofnaples.wildapricot.org. The Naples branch of the English Speaking Union welcomes new members who want to help people learn and speak the English language. Upcoming events include the annual Churchill Dinner, a Shakespeare competition, the Queens Birthday Celebration and programs about news from England and the English-speaker world. For more information, call Karen Lannan at 3302533, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.esu.org/Naples. Members of the Naples Mens Bridge Club have been playing every Wednesday for more than 25 years at various country clubs and community rooms around Naples. The club uses a combination of duplicate boards and Chicago bidding. Play begins at 9:15 a.m. for five rounds of six boards with five different partners. After a break for lunch, the games wrap up around 3 p.m. Newcomers are always welcome. For more information, email email@example.com. The Naples Peggers invite anyone who likes cribbage to play from 6:30-8:30 p.m. every Wednesday at East Naples Community Park, 3500 Thomasson Drive. The annual membership fee is $10. For more information, call Cathy Keeler at 774-1113 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Naples MacFriends User Group has hundreds of members who share a passion for all thing Apple and who love to learn from one another. Weekly meetings are open to all, free of charge, and take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Wednesday at Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave. For more information, visit www.naplesmug.com. Coastal Chess clubs in Naples and Marco Island welcome players of all levels for casual games and occasional tournaments. Marco meetings are from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday at the Lutheran Church, 525 N. Collier. Naples meetings are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday in the clubhouse at Moorings Park, off Goodlette-Frank Road just south of Pine Ridge Road. For more information, call Wade Keller at 3892525, email email@example.com or visit WWW.chess7.net. The Gulf Breeze Button Club meets at 11:30 a.m. on the first Tuesday of every month at the Golden Gate Community Center. The next meeting is Jan. 3. All who are interested in collecting and studying antique clothing buttons are welcome. For more information, call 682-6117. Tech4Good SWFL meets from 6-8 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month 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. The next meeting is Jan. 3. 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 Jan. 3, and the next social meeting is Jan. 17. For more information, call 839-3711 or visit www.naplesskiclub.com. The Naples Doll Club meets at 11:30 a.m. on the first and third Wednesday of the month at Mayflower Congregational Church, 2900 County Barn Road in Naples. The next meetings are Jan. 4 and 18. Meetings and workshops are open to all who love and enjoy the beauty of dolls from antique to contemporary. For more information, call 5300010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Naples chapter of Ikebana International meets on the first Wednesday of the month in the FGCU CLUB NOTES
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Naples 8635 Collier Blvd. LMCU.org Bonita Springs 24201 Walden Center Dr. Suite #101 Jayne Malinowski Mortgage Sales Manager NMLS ID 434329 (239) 908-5864 Jayne.Malinowski@lmcu.org Research Center at Naples Botanical Garden. The next meeting is Jan. 4. Socializing begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by the business meeting at 10 a.m. and the program at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome; membership in Ikebana International or Naples Botanical Garden is not required. For more information, visit www.ikebananaples.com or email email@example.com. The Marco Island Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at Perkins Restaurant at 4335 Tamiami Trail E. The first meeting of the new year is Jan. 4. Anyone interested in becoming a Lion or learning about Lion activities is welcome. The Naples Press Club welcomes Jack Wert, executive director of the Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention & Visitors Bureau, and his insights on The State of the Season from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, at Tiburon Golf and Country Club. As the tourism and hospitality season kicks into high gear, NPC members and guests will get an inside report on the prospects ahead. Admission is $30 for members, $40 for others ($10 for students). Reservations are required and can be made on Eventbrite until 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 2. Late reservations can be made until 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, by emailing rsvp@ naplespressclub.org. Its not an official club yet, but an organizing group of former international educators hopes interest is enough to form the Ex-Expats early in the New Year. The first meeting is set for 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, in the bar at Seasons 52 in North Naples. All teachers who have lived and worked in any foreign country are welcome. To RSVP or for more information, call 597-1301 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Jan. 5. 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. The Naples Christian Womens Connection invites area women to start off the New Year at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at Quail Creek Country Club. Guest speaker Jessica Walck of The Naples Players will discuss volunteer opportunities with the community theater company. Inspirational speaker Marcia Trego will present The Superwoman Syndrome: Help! Music will be by Kristen Potter. Cost is $28 (half price for first-timers). For reservations or more information, call 514-2207 or email email@example.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 Jan. 6. For more information, call Carey Hughes at 262-0278 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alliance Francaise de Naples invites all who like to converse in French to its La Causerie and luncheon starting at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, at The Club at The Strand in North Naples. Members of the alliances intermediate French class will make a presentation on Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie, the epic poem written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow that details the fictional account of an Acadian girl and her search for her lost love after the expulsion of the Acadians from Maritime Canada. Cost is $30 for alliance members, $35 for others. Reservations must be received by mail no later than Jan. 7. For more information, email Denyse Jenkins at email@example.com. Eastern Airlines SWFL Silverliners, a philanthropic organization of former flight attendants, welcomes all former and present flight attendants from Eastern Airlines as well as other airlines to join the chapter. Lunch meetings start at noon on the second Saturday of each month. The next meeting is Jan. 14. For reservations or more information, call Darlene (Hall) Follese at 495-9741 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Email club news to Cindy Pierce at email@example.com. CLUB NOTES
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A20 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 22-28, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY BEHIND THE WHEELThe new LaCrosse is one Buick for allMake new friends, but keep the old; those are silver, these are gold. Joseph Parry died a few months before Buick was established in 1903, but his lyrics almost seem like he knew the new 2017 LaCrosse sedan. The company has built a healthy client base of people who want a comfortable and affordable car that has a hint of luxury without being too complicated. In Florida, that has made past Buick products the darling of many retirement communities. But over the last few years things have been changing. Buick has built a younger image with cars based on German Opels, like the current Regal sedan and Cascada convertible. This shift to a younger audience is essential. After all, its always smart to be looking for more business. But only a fool would do it at the expense of his established customers. And this is why the new LaCrosse is crucial for Buick. One car needs to capture the next generation, while not alienating the returning buyers. The exterior design of the new LaCrosse is very purposeful. The outgoing model was well suited for the older Buick clients. It had a rounded shape that was inoffensive and emphasized that it was a big sedan. The 2017 model is more daring by borrowing the aggressive face and curvy lines of the Avenir concept car. The risks seem to pay off with an overall design that is sophisticated enough for seniors to enjoy, and modern enough that their grandkids will beg for it on their 18th birthday. Another reason why the new LaCrosse can transcend generations is the technology packed inside. Standard on every trim level is a touchscreen infotainment system. Tech savvy buyers will like the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as other connected features. And those who want simplicity will enjoy that this same display is home to the backup camera with radar assist. This dance of new age verses pure function truly cuts through the core of the interior as the high center console and BMW-like electronic gear were defiantly designed to appease those who prefer European sports sedans. Conversely, the clearly labeled and completely independent climate control layout is a nod to those who want as little fuss as possible. But no matter the individual taste, the generous rear seat legroom makes this a very agreeable full-size vehicle. Even the motor is dual purposed. All LaCrosse sedans come with the 3.6-liter direct-injection V6. For in-town driving its smooth, and its hard to tell when the eight-speed transmission is making many of its shifts. But you might not want to tell the grandkids that this V6 is also shared across the General Motors family with cars like the Camaro. So when the accelerator is pegged to the floor, the LaCrosse does a fine job of unleashing its full 310 horsepower in a surprisingly satisfying lump sum. The steering is quite crisp, which feels good no matter how aggressively this sedan is driven. The standard frontwheel drive layout (AWD is available) means its not a replacement for a Mercedes on the back roads, but Acura customers might not feel too much difference. And thats exactly the market where the LaCrosse needs to stay. Base price for this Buick is $32,990. Thats nicely equipped with all the technology and convenience features mentioned before, as well as all the power options expected in this class (seats, door locks, windows, etc.) But start having fun with the option packages larger wheels, panoramic sunroof, adaptive cruise control, and a whole host of other available features and it can push the LaCrosse near $50K territory. Buick is built on the idea of providing a hint at the good life and only asking for a few extra dollars in return. So the closer the new LaCrosse comes to Mercedes-like pricing, the less friends it will find. But stick to the well-appointed base models, and this sedan will discover that value has ageless appeal. mylesKORNBLATTmk@autominded.com Watch out for traffic deputies on the roadHeres where CCSO deputies will be on traffic detail the week of Dec. 26-30: Monday, Dec. 26 Airport-Pulling Road and Naples Boulevard: Red-light running Collier Boulevard and U.S. 41 East: Red-light running Golden Gate Parkway and Livingston Road: Speeding Tuesday, Dec. 27 Golden Gate Parkway and 44th Street SW: Aggressive driving Shadowlawn Drive and Terrace Avenue: Aggressive driving U.S. 41 North and Vanderbilt Beach Road: Aggressive driving Wednesday, Dec. 28 Pine Ridge and Goodlette-Frank roads: Speeding Logan Boulevard and Coral Wood Drive: Aggressive driving U.S. 41 North and Wiggins Pass Road: Red-light running Thursday, Dec. 29 Vineyards and Napa boulevards: Speeding U.S. 41 East and Palm Drive: Redlight running Collier Boulevard and Lely Cultural Parkway: Speeding Friday, Dec. 30 Sunshine Boulevard and 20th Place SW: Aggressive driving Radio Road and San Marcos Boulevard: Speeding Davis Boulevard and Airport-Pulling Road: Speeding Check out CCSO2go mobile appCCSO2go, the mobile application of the Collier County Sheriffs Office, has been recently updated and is free to download. The enhanced arrest log is searchable by date or name and displays each arrestees charges, Collier County arrest history for the past 10 years and photograph. The latest version of the app also offers more timely push notifications of CCSO news. By getting information out more quickly, the app can help users help CCSO solve crimes. All CCSO-produced videos can be found on the app, along with realtime traffic information and updated Google street view maps. The new CCSO2go is iPad friendly and available at the iTunes App Store. If you have already downloaded CCSO2go, use the iTunes Updates feature to download the latest version. Those downloading the app for the first time will automatically get all of the new features. The Android-friendly and available on Google Play.
With a new name and a strong commitment to even deeper connections. Lee Memorial Health System is now Lee Health.How do you celebrate 100 years JO IN EDHEALTHwith the people of Southwest Florida?LeeHealth.org
www.ECOF.comClearly, the right choice Clearlytherightchoice Clearlytherightchoice Since 1971 888 EYE APPT David C. Brown, MD, FACSFounder & Medical DirectorLifetime Eye Care for the Entire Family12 CONVENIENT LOCATIONSThe initiative comes not a moment too soon, either. The hospital has seen record admissions of native animals this year, though each passing year has broken records for a while, prompting the newly christened outdoor facilities and the public education campaign. Most admissions are thanks to entanglements with humans, Ms. Fitzgerald said. So many of the injuries that we see are directly related to human interaction, whether its wildlife hit by cars or attacked by domestic pets, she said. We want people to understand that were sharing much of our space with native wildlife, and theres much we can do to coexist without causing injury. The new Sapakie Wildlife Exhibit Hall gives Conservancy visitors an inside look at the hospitals work and mission. Its also where they can see the centers resident red-tailed hawk, bald eagle and Eastern screech owl. All three birds are permanently disabled. Retired Florida Gulf Coast University biologist Jerome Jackson, Humane Society Naples and Seacrest Country Day School high school senior Kate Talano are among the resources tapped to assist with the Conservancys heightened education effort, which was conceived in 2015 during a partnership with advertising students at the University of Miamis School of Communication. I am inspired by the willingness of so many facets of our community to come together in support of preventing injury to wildlife, said Rob Moher, president and CEO of the Conservancy. From generous donors to representatives from the county and city leadership, to local media outlets and beyond, this level of commitment empowers us with the resources to further our mission of protecting and rehabilitating wildlife. Some quick and easy tips for residents and visitors who want to do their part to preserve native wildlife: Supervise your pets whenever they are outdoors. Leave baby wild animals where you find them (they are seldom actually orphaned). Use native plants for landscaping. An extensive list of tips can be found at www.conservancy.org. In addition to the push for public education, the von Arx Wildlife Hospital recently unveiled a new shorebird recovery area, two large outdoor rehabilitation structures, eight small outdoor recovery areas for mammals and additional maintenance and storage facilities. These areas of the Conservancy campus are not open to the public. CONSERVANCYFrom page 1Step out on a free nature walk with volunteer Conservancy guidesThe Conservancy of Southwest Florida offers free guided nature walks at three locations that make a perfect outing for Southwest Florida visitors and residents alike. Sunscreen, comfortable waterproof shoes, a camera and binoculars are recommended. Heres the schedule: Clam Pass Set out at 9 a.m. every Monday-Friday to walk the boardwalk, beach and back-bay areas of this beautiful Collier County park and learn about the secret lives of the flora and fauna of this captivating and biologicallyrich area. Catch a glimpse of a pileated woodpeckers or perhaps a yellowcrowned night heron, and learn about the seashells and sharks teeth that wash ashore. The walk is approximately two hours. Meet at the tram stop gazebo near the parking lot. From 9-11 a.m. every Sunday, a volunteer naturalist from the Conservancy walks the beach (look for a bright orange vest) at Clam Pass to answer questions about shorebirds and give visitors a look through a spotting scope. The entrance to Clam Pass is at the end of Seagate Drive in Naples. Briggs Boardwalk on the way to Marco Island Although the boardwalk is open from dawn to dusk all year, volunteer guides man the walk from 9 a.m. to noon seven days a week (except on holidays and in inclement weather) through January, February and March. Tours set out at 10 a.m. The -mile boardwalk is a self-directed nature trail passing through five unique habitats from scrub to brackish ponds. Signs along the walk describe the flora and fauna in each community, and Conservancy volunteers are eager to help visitors spot and identify plants, birds and other animals and provide a spotting scope on an elevated observation platform overlooking brackish ponds. Briggs Boardwalk on Rookery Bay is a Great Florida Birding Trail site. Tigertail Beach on Marco Island Another Great Florida Birding Trail site, Tigertail Beach is on the free guided tour schedule Jan. 2-April 21. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the kiosk and plan to spend one to two hours seeing and learning about the shorebirds, wading birds, fiddler crabs, mangroves, live shells and more and make this beautiful beach home. The tidal lagoon and mudflats offer great views of many of the areas seasonal and year-round avian residents such as ospreys, pelicans, plovers, sandpipers, egrets, herons and roseate spoonbills, some of which are rare or endangered. For more information about any of the above, visit www.conservancy.org/ offsite/nature-walks. COURTESY PHOTOThe Briggs Boardwalk on Rookery Bay is on the way to Marco Island. Insurance Processing Early Morning Appointments! Our Hygiene Team CALL NOW TO EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE! 239-596-5771 www.OakTreeDentistryNaples.com90 Cypress Way E, #20 Naples, FL 34110 (Across from Sams Club) A22 WEEK OF DECEMBER 22-28, 2016 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY
Freedom Boat Club, North Americas oldest and largest club with 12,000+ members in 21 states and Canada, is headquartered in Venice, FL. CEO and President John Giglio oversees a fastgrowing collection of 115 corporate and franchise-owned clubs, including 17 company locations from Bradenton to Marco Island. Last month, Freedom Boat Clubs corporate group recognized top employees from throughout SW Florida at its annual meeting which brought together 200+ employees. Dustin Tidwell from the Naples, Bonita Springs and Marco Island clubs won Membership Executive of the Year, the #1 sales achievement. Nick Hooge of the two Ft. Myers club locations was also recognized for outstanding sales performance. e Dock Master of the Year award was a tie and presented to two individuals: Jack Finch of Bonita Springs/Big Hickory Marina, and Mike Beczkala of Englewood/Cape Haze Marina. e Outstanding Dock Master Referrals recipients included Scottie Pitser and Stephen Melvin of Laishley Park Marina in Punta Gorda; and Mike Bov e of Ft. Myers/Salty Sams Marina. e winner of the Instructor of the Year is Mike DiAmico of Naples/Bayfront Marina. Pat Radle of Marco Island/Calusa Marina was named Innovator of the Year. We are very proud of all of the members of our team, and especially those who set the bar for others to follow, said Freedom Boat Club President and CEO John Giglio. For more information about Freedom Boat Club and its aordable annual or seasonal membership programs, visit freedomboatclub.com or call 877-804-0402 Freedom Boat Club President and CEO John Giglio presents awards to winners Pat Radle of Marco Island (le), Dustin Tidwell of Naples (center) and Mike DiAmico of Naples. Freedom Boat Club Recognizes Top Regional Performers ADVERTORIAL PATIO FURNITURE UP TO 50% OFF FLOOR SAMPLES AND STOCK WE DO COMMERCIAL AND RESORT POOL FURNITURE! CALL US TODAY FOR HUGE SAVINGS! MOVING SALE STARTS NOW! SHOP EARLY FOR BEST SELECTION!! HANAMINT PATIO RENAISSANCE TELESCOPE CASUAL OWL GARDEN AND MORESHOWROOM OPEN MONDAY-FRIDAY 9AM-5PM Insideout Furniture Direct 800-876-8985 2367 TRADE CENTER WAY, NAPLES, FL www.InsideOutFurnitureDirect.com www.SinkVanitiesDirect.com NEWS OF T HE WEI RD BY CHU C K SHEPHERDDistributed by Universal Press SyndicateRecurring themesWhistleblower goes to jail; responsible industry executives make millions. Long-time Mississippi environmental activist Tennie White is 27 months into a 40-month sentence (for falsifying three $150 tests in her laboratory), but high-ranking executives at the Kerr-McGee chemical conglomerate made millions on the case White helped expose: leakage of cancer-causing creosote into communities, including Whites Columbus, Miss., neighborhood. A detailed investigation by TheIntercept.com in November noted the executives brilliant response to the 25,000 creosote lawsuits nationwide: put all the liability into one outlying company (eventually going bankrupt) but selling off, highly profitably, the rest of the firm.Compelling explanationsTexas is among the most enthusiastic states for jailing low-income arrestees who cannot pay a money bail, especially during devastating family hardships, and the four Houston bail magistrates are particularly harsh, according to a recent report of the Texas Organizing Project. After hearing one financially overwhelmed woman beg sarcastically that $1,000 bail is nothing next to her other bills, unsympathetic magistrate Joe Licata shrugged, Its nothing to me, either. Its job security.Thats not me(1) When police in Port Orange arrested Anthony Coiro, 76, in November, he admitted that he had a stash of crazy pornography, some featuring children. However, he adamantly insisted, Im not a pedophile. Im just a pervert, adding, a law-abiding pervert. He faces 52 counts. (2) In November in Osaka, Japan, an unnamed arrestee apparently had his sexual molestation charge (against a woman on a crowded train) dramatically downgraded. Actually, the man indignantly told the judge, he is not a pervert but just a pickpocket (a lesser crime). The victim had testified that the man had brushed against her for seconds and not the she originally told police.Weird quantities recently in the news(1) Price tag for one round of a 155mm projectile shot from the Navys USS Zumwalt: $800,000. (2) Trees killed in California by the now-5-year-old drought: 102,000,000. (3) Recent finding of water farthest from the Earths surface: 621 miles down (one-third of the way to the Earths core). (4) Odds that statistics lecturer Nicholas Kapoor (Fairfield University, Fairfield, Conn.) said he played against in buying a $15 Powerball ticket: 1 in 913,129 (but he won $100,000). (5) Speed police calculated Hector Faire, 19, reaching in an Oklahoma police chase: 208 mph (but they got him, anyway). (6) Different languages spoken by children in Buffalo, N.Y., public classrooms: 85.Hardly need a breathalyzer (1) Michelle Keys, 35, among those joyously caught up in Iowas upset win over highly ranked Michigan in football in November and celebrating that night in Iowa City, was slurring and incoherent and told police she was certain she was standing in Ames, Iowa (120 miles away), and had just watched the Iowa State Arizona game (a matchup not played since 1968). (She registered .225) (2) A 38-year-old woman was arrested in Springwood, Australia, in November when police stopped her car at 3 a.m. at an intersection with a childrens swing set wedged onto the roof of her SUV. (She had shortly before mistakenly driven through someones back yard and through the swing set.) (.188.)PerspectiveSexually-based offenses, a TV show intones, are particularly heinous, but to the small Delaware liberal arts Wesley College (according to the U.S. Department of Education) even an accusation of sexual misconduct is so heinous that there was no need even to interview the alleged wrongdoer before expelling him. (An informal meeting did occur, but only after the investigation was completed.) The expulsion occurred even though the victim herself had not originally accused that particular student. The expelled students offense was to have helped set up video for a consensual sex encounter that was (without consent) live-streamed. (The Department of Education accepted a settlement in which Wesley agreed to revamp its code of student rights.)Recent alarming headlines Man Mixing LSD and Cough Syrup Saves Dog From Imaginary Fire (WNYT-TV, Albany, N.Y.). (Panicked, he had first sought help from neighbors who were unpersuaded by the sight of a fireless fire.) Santa Claus Speaks Out Against North Pole Ban of Marijuana Sales (KTUU-TV, Anchorage) (Cannabis is legal in Alaska unless towns ban it, and the legally-named Mr. Claus needs it for cancer pain.) Dog On Loose Causes Sheep To Have Sex With Their Sisters in Walton On The Hill (The wild dog has wrecked a planned mating program, leaving female sheep to canoodle with each other). (Surrey Mirror, Redhill, England.)Least-competent artists Apparently the plan by a 33-yearold unlicensed, un-car-registered driver in Perth, Australia, in November to keep from being stopped by police was to print POLICE in large, official-looking letters on the sides of her white Hyundai, using a blue dry-erase board marker. (She was, of course, quickly stopped by police.) NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 22-28, 2016 A23
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The group meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Thursday at 2335 Tamiami Trail. Support groups provide mutual acceptance and understanding and help facilitate self-discovery. They also give people the opportunity to benefit from the experiences of those who have been or are in the same shoes. 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 experiencing 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Planned Parenthood clinics offering HRT to transgender patientsPlanned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida is expanding health services in its 11 centers to include hormonal replacement therapy for transgender patients who are transitioning. For nearly 50 years, Floridians have relied on Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida for comprehensive reproductive health care and information, including lifesaving breast and cervical cancer screenings, birth control, vasectomies, HIV/AIDS testing and counseling, STD testing and treatment, and routine gynecological care, says CEO Barbara Zdravecky. These new services strengthen our ability to provide the communities we serve with the essential health care services they need to be healthy and strong. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, LGBT individuals often face challenges and barriers to accessing needed health services and, as a result, can more often experience worse health outcomes. One national survey found that of transgender people seeking health care:SEE HRT, A25 Hearing loss among U.S. adults declined over past decade NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTHHearing loss among U.S. adults aged 20 to 69 has declined over the last decade, even as the number of older Americans continues to grow. These findings, published in JAMA OtolaryngologyHead & Neck Surgery, also confirm that hearing loss is strongly associated with age and other demographic factors such as sex, race/ethnicity and education. Noise exposure, which is potentially preventable, was also significant but less strongly associated after adjustment for other factors. The researchers do not know the reason why hearing loss prevalence is declining but speculate possible factors could include fewer manufacturing jobs, increased use of hearing protectors, less smoking and advances in health including better medical care to manage risk factors associated with hearing loss. The research was supported by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, part of the National Institutes of Health, and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To examine hearing loss trends over time in adults aged 20 to 69, researchers compared hearing health data collected as part of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey over two time periods: 2011012 and 1999004. NHANES is a nationally representative health interview and examination survey of U.S. adults. NHANES participants listened to tones of various frequencies that were presented at different loudness levels. The researchers defined hearing loss as an average hearing threshold in at least one ear that was greater than 25 decibels in loudness (about as loud as rustling leaves). Data were also ageand sex-adjusted to reduce the effects of demographic differences across the two time periods. The researchers found that the overall annual prevalence of hearing loss dropped slightly, from 16 percent to 14 percent, or 28 million adults, in the 1999004 period versus 27.7 million in the 2011012 period. This decline in absolute numbers was observed despite an increase in the population generally, and in the relative number of adults aged 50 to 69 in the more recent time period. The new results are consistent with previous findings showing improvements in hearing over time, when researchers compared NHANES data from 1999 to 2004 with data from 1959 to 1962. Our findings show a promising trend of better hearing among adults that spans more than half a century, said Howard J. Hoffman, first author on the paper and director of the NIDCDs Epidemiology and Statistics Program. The decline in hearing loss rates among adults under age 70 suggests that age-related hearing loss may be delayed until later in life. This is good news because for those who do develop hearing loss, they will have experienced more quality years of life with better hearing than earlier generations. Researchers found that age was the strongest predictor of hearing loss, with the greatest amount of hearing loss in the oldest age group surveyed (aged 60 to 69). Across all ages, men were about twice as likely as women to have hearing loss. In addition, lower education level and heavy use of firearms were associated with hearing loss. Non-Hispanic white adults were more likely to have hearing loss than adults in other ethnic groups, with non-Hispanic black adults having the lowest risk. The researchers also found that ageand sex-adjusted hearing loss declined over the years for the averaged high frequencies (3 kilohertz) in both ears, and for speech frequencies (0.54 kilohertz) in one ear. People aged 70 and ab ove, although not studied in this report, have the highest prevalence of hearing loss of any age group, according to the authors. Despite the benefits from the apparent delayed start of hearing loss, there will be an increased need for affordable hearing health care as the numbers of adults aged 70 and older continue to grow, said NIDCD Director James F. Battey Jr NIDCD continues to prioritize research on hearing health care for adults, including approaches to make treatment more accessible and affordable to improve the quality of life for the millions of Americans with hearing loss. SOURCE: NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DEAFNESS AND OTHER COMMUNICATION DISORDERS
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 22-28, 2016 A25 HRTFrom page 24 28 percent were subjected to harassment in medical settings and 2 percent were physically assaulted in doctors offices; 19 percent were refused medical care; 28 percent postponed medical care when sick or injured due to discrimination. Planned Parenthood will serve as a bridge for many Floridians, providing critical services in a welcome environment that will allow thousands to feel safe accessing care as their authentic selves, says Gina Duncan, director of transgender inclusion at Equality Florida. We are proud to contribute to improving the way transgender people receive health care in our region, Ms. Zdravecky says. Continually working to make our health centers safe and supportive environments is valuable for all patients, by allowing people to be who they are, and by providing them with a supportive, inclusive and nonjudgmental health-care environment. PPSWCF provides affordable health care through more tan 40,000 patient visits each year and also reaches nearly 20,000 young people, parents, teachers and social services professionals throughout the region with sexual health information, education and professional training. One in five American women has relied on Planned Parenthood for high quality, affordable care at some point in their life. For more information about the new services for the transgender population, call Anna Eskamani at (407) 376-3690 or email email@example.com. Healthy Living Caravan delivers free healthy living expo to Greater Naples YMCAThe Healthy Living Caravan presents the second annual Healthy Living Expo from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Greater Naples YMCA. The event is free and open to the public. The 2017 expo will focus on overall health and wellness. The Healthy Living Expo will provide: free health screenings by local health professionals, BMI and blood pressure checks, vision and hearing screenings, chiropractic care, spinal screenings, free massages, foot and gait analysis, health and wellness education and products, door prizes and raffles. At 11 a.m., Dr. John Pennisi, D.O., and R.N. Colleen Gross of Brookdale Geriatric Center will present Caregivers: The Invisible Patient, highlighting demographic projections of the need for caregivers in Collier County. Attendees will learn about the domains of caregiver burden and resources available to help caregivers cope with such burdens. Sponsors of the expo to date are: NCH Brookdale Geriatric Center, Brookdale Senior Living, Captel Caption Telephones, Comfort Keepers, Hoglund Family Hearing, La Piel Spa by Dr. Manuel Pea, VITAS Healthcare and the Greater Naples YMCA. The Healthy Living Caravan is a group of health-care vendors who bring free health fairs to residential communities, businesses, churches and social groups. The organizations health professional vendors serve Collier and Lee counties to educate the community to get healthy, be healthy and stay healthy. The organization was developed to be the one-stop-shop for health and wellness fairs in Southwest Florida. For more information, visit www.HealthyLivingCaravan.com. PENNISI GROSS Blue Zones Project welcomes three more SWFL businesses LivingWell Chiropractic, Naples Abundant Health Chiropractic and My Diabetes Concierge have joined more than 30 organizations already engaged in the Blue Zones Project movement in Naples. Blue Zones Project is a nationwide, community-by-community initiative designed to help people make healthy choices easier through permanent changes to environment, policy and social networks. To earn Blue Zones Project recognition, NAHC began offering water upon arrival at the clinic office to encourage their clients to drink more water each day. In addition, NAHC started serving healthy menu options at monthly wellness workshops. As a result of these and other small changes adhering to Blue Zones Project guidelines, chiropractic assistant Katie Kallies has lost 34 pounds and 22 inches. I have a different relationship with food and the way I live my life, she says. It has even encouraged my husband to live a healthier life. Estero-based LivingWell Chiropractic joined the Blue Zones Project movement to help prove to clients that they could improve their health by making simple changes and taking small steps in the right direction. Among the Blue Zones Project principles staff urges clients to incorporate into their lives: eat until youre 80 percent full, take a walk every day and eat more fruits and vegetables. When Denise Pancyrz, diabetes reversal coach and owner of My Diabetes Concierge, first heard about Blue Zones Project, she knew she wanted to get involved. As part of increasing wellbeing and implementing Blue Zones Project principles in her organization, she is now introducing her clients to restaurants offering Blue Zones Projectapproved dishes.For more information about Blue Zones ProjectSouthwest Florida, visit www.southwestflorida.bluezonesproject.com.
A26 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 22-28, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY $1.49 Sausage McGriddlesFor a limited time Prices and participation may vary. For a limited time. 2016 McDonalds Breakfast sets the tone for the entire day! So start your morning the right way with McDonalds sweet and savory Sausage McGriddles. Soft, warm griddle cakes with the taste of sweet maple and our savory sizzling hot sausage prepared every morning in our kitchens. Paired perfectly with a McCafe Coffee. Get your Sausage McGriddles for just $1.49 and invigorate your morning. At McDonalds, we take care of breakfast so you dont have to worry. See you tomorrow at the drive-thru! PET TALESWhy do cats love boxes? Let us count the ways BY KIM CAMPBELL THORNTONUniversal UclickIts the day after Christmas, so were guessing your house is filled with empty boxes. And we bet your cat is having a heyday with all the surplus toys. Cats and boxes go together like ribbons and bows. Whats the attraction? We checked with experts to find out. Cats have a couple of different motivations for getting inside boxes and bags, says feline behavior expert John Wright, professor emeritus of psychology at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. One is play. Cats can peer out of a box, climb into it or bat it around. They dont seem to care if it already has stuff in it or if they dont quite fit. When you see a cat get inside a box or bag, they start to knock around a little bit and bat at it, and if it makes a noise, thats really great, he says. For shy cats, or those who simply want some me time, boxes provide security and sanctuary. After all, while cats are predators in their own right, they are also small enough to be prey. A box can be a secure hiding place where a cat feels safe from potential threats. Boxes are also resources in multicat households. If you have more than one cat, youve probably noticed that one gets first pick of toys, food and, yes, hiding places like boxes. When the top cat claims a box, Wright says, other cats wont approach it. Having access to a box where they can hide has even been shown to reduce stress in shelter cats. Researchers at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands published a paper in the journal Applied Animal Behaviour Science, which found that cats in shelters who had a hiding box had lower stress scores. In case you didnt know, a cats stress levels are judged using the Kessler-Turner Cat Stress Score a system that rates feline stress on a scale from 1 to 7, ranging from relaxed to terrified. Before you mutter something about silly research topics, keep in mind that a happy cat is a healthier cat. The authors write: Domestic cats (Felis sylvestris catus) can experience serious stress in shelters. Stressful experiences can have a major impact on the cats welfare and may cause higher incidences of infectious diseases in the shelters. The presence of a box can reduce that risk. The study found that over a two-week period, the shelter cats with a hiding box attained reduced stress levels and adapted more quickly to their new environment than their no-box counterparts. The hiding box appears to be an important enrichment for the cat to cope effectively with stressors in a new shelter environment the first weeks after arrival, the researchers conclude. Not every cat is attracted to boxes. Shy cats may be afraid to approach them, and even adventurous cats may avoid boxes that arent in their own territory, Wright says. In one experiment, kittens from two different fathers one who produced friendly kittens and one who produced shy kittens were placed in an area with a cardboard box theyd never seen before. The kittens with the friendly father were first to explore it, while the others held back. The fathers genetic influence affected how the kittens reacted to anything unfamiliar. If your cat loves playing in boxes, you can increase his enjoyment by changing things up, Wright says. Offer boxes in different sizes, or put his box in a different place. In a new environment, set out several boxes to give your cat a place to relax. Your cat will love you for it. Pets of the Week>> Blue Spruce Sparkle is a young neutered mix whose fun personality will brighten up your home all year round. >> Douglas Fir Freddy is a young neutered mix who only wants a forever home for Christmas. >> Espeon is a young spayed tabby mix who will make a wonderful companion. >> Kodak is a young spayed tortie mix who is full of affection and loves life. >> Yamaha is a young neutered domestic shorthair who promises to purr his way into your heart.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.brookes legacyanimalrescue. com. Sometimes the best cat toys are boxes, empty or not.
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Instead, Im all about champagne toasts, glittery cocktail dresses and loads and loads of delicious holiday carbohydrates. So when I set out to trim our tree recently, I poured a glass of wine and turned on the holiday TV music channel. My afternoon started out perfectly with Here Comes Santa Claus as I began to string the lights. First a string of white, then I added a string of blue. After pouring a second glass of wine and running into a string of red in the storage box, I thought it might be fun to do red, white and blue lights this year. As Silent Night started playing, I remembered being a little girl in 1976 when everyone was doing bicentennial trees red, white and blue lights, patriotic ornaments, American flag garland, the works. That year though, my family was struggling with money and we couldnt afford a tree so my mom talked a store owner into giving us his since it was so close to Christmas and he was going to pitch it anyway. We tied it to the top of my moms 1968 yellow VW Bug and took it home. But when we set the pathetic little tree up in the living room, with its sad brown needles falling everywhere, mom plugged in our light set only to discover they were all burnt out. My plucky mother was undaunted she went into the kitchen and started some Jiffy Pop popcorn, Steph, she said, Were going to have a true, authentic bicentennial tree because in 1776, they didnt even have lights. They strung popcorn and decorated the tree with it its historical! Cue the tears, as I started missing my mom. A couple of days later, a friend told me that her 9-year old daughter had started to question the existence of Santa Claus, so being the awesome and loving mommy she is, she wrote her daughter a sweet letter about Santa being the spirit of giving and how Santa exists in all of our hearts and were forever his helpers. As I grabbed a Kleenex, I remembered being around the same age as my friends little girl and hearing from other kids at school that Santa Claus wasnt real. However, my parents stuck to their guns Santa was totally real, lived in the North Pole and delivered presents via flying reindeer end of story. So on Christmas morning of that year, I opened one of my presents a cute plastic baby doll. As I checked her out, I noticed that TAIWAN was imprinted on her little plastic bottom. I marched over to my dad and showed him the evidence, If Santa is real, then WHY does this say Taiwan? My father didnt skip a beat. He looked at me and said calmly, What? All of Santas elves have names and Taiwan The Elf always signs his toys everyone knows that, honey. So, not only did I believe in Santa for at least another year, the 2016 me cried about how full of heart my dear dad is. Dont even get me started on the stuffed Rudolph with the battery lit red nose that I bought for my son when he was 3 years old and that I still take out every year and display, even though my son has his own son now and Rudolphs nose hasnt worked since the early s. Or the fact that every time I hear Away in a Manger I become a blubbering idiot. And even though we watch it every single year at Christmas, my husband and I still get super sad towards the end of L ove, Actually when Emma Thompson opens her gift and its not the gold necklace she was hoping for and she instantly knows her marriage is all but over. Maybe I just need to stop fighting it. The holidays are emotional, theyre sentimental, they bring back memories that are both happy and heartbreaking. Perhaps I should just go with it and stop wearing mascara until New Years Eve, when I will finally raise that champagne glass and sparkle in anticipation for 2017. Ciao for now, my lovelies! Stay tuned for another divalicious diary entry next week stephanieDAVIS firstname.lastname@example.org
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 22-28, 2016 BUSINESS B3 Dante DiSabato Follow me on: 2240 Venetian Court Naples, FL 34109 Cell: 239.537.5351 Encore-Realty.com 2,946 sq. ft. under air; 3,797 total sq. ft. 3 bedrooms + loft, 3 full baths, 1 half bath Privacy at its best, with a location second to none Luxurious pool and an outdoor kitchen Furnishings negotiable LISTED AT $1.499M 4867 WEST BLVD CT. 4867 WEST BLVD CT. o 2 N C E o ne Broker AssociateLocal business leaders will hear from Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta CEOBenefactors of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce as well as its Legacy Leaders and members of its Chairmans Circle will hear from Dennis Lockhart, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, at an invitation-only Investors Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, at Flemings Prime Steak House & Wine Bar in North Naples. Mr. Lockhart will offer reflections on the economic journey of the country over the last decade from 2007 through early 2017, his term of service as president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and policy maker on the Federal Open Market Committee. This period spans the financial crisis, the recession and the recovery to date. He will discuss secular trends causing structural changes, cyclical factors in the recovery and headwinds or other temporary drags on economic performance. Mr. Lockhart took office March 1, 2007, as the 14th president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. In this role, he is responsible for all the banks activities, including monetary policy, bank supervision and regulation and payment services. In addition, he serves on the Federal Reserves chief monetary policy body, the Federal Open Market Committee. From 2003-07, he served on the faculty of Georgetown Universitys School of Foreign Service. He also was an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins Universitys School of Advanced International Studies. From 2002-07, he served as chairman of the Small Enterprise Assistance Funds, a sponsor and operator of emerging markets venture capital and private equity funds. From 2001-03, he was managing partner at the private equity firm Zephyr Management LP, based in New York with activity in Africa and Latin America. Prior to joining Zephyr, Mr. Lockhart worked for 13 years at Heller Financial, where he served as president of Heller International Group, which had activities in commercial finance and investment in Europe, Latin America and Asia. In 2000, he served as chairman of the advisory committee of the U.S. Export-Import Bank. From 1971-88, he held various positions, both international and domestic, SEE CEO, B4 LOCKHART
B4 BUSINESS WEEK OF DECEMBER 22-28, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY A BETTER GAME GUARANTEED24850 Old 41 Rd #9, Bonita Spings, FL Improve your game by scheduling your club tting today.www.truespecgolf.com 1-844-729-8809 email@example.comThats the reality of the business, caterers tell us and during holiday seasons in particular you can add one more thing: long, long hours. We work every holiday and sometimes serve multiple events, which limits our time with our own families thankfully my wife and I are in this together, says Brian Roland, co-owner with his wife, Nicole, of Crave Culinare in Naples. Theyve only been married three months, but theyre moving forward. The couple plans to open an event space and art gallery next month in North Naples that will accommodate weddings, celebrations, corporate events, cooking demonstrations, cocktail parties, food and wine pairings and even art events. If they can get through the holiday season. This season (Christmas, Hanukkah and New Years) we have an enormous number of holiday clients, each asking for something different, Mr. Roland explains from whole roasted tenderloins and turkeys, to plattered hors doeuvres and appetizers. Some clients are looking for more traditional and comfort foods, others are inviting some of their closest friends to prepare a multi-course meal with wine pairings. Some are interested in having their foods dropped off the day before and others want it delivered hot on the day of their dinner. And theyre doing it all at the same time, it seems, which is not atypical in this business. On one occasion, he recalls, we successfully catered 10 events in one day, serving over 1,500 people. We didnt have one issue to report. One wedding, two cocktail parties, three in-home dinners, a store opening, a product launch event, a corporate lunch and a fundraiser all in one day. My entire team from front of the house to back of the house was so driven to conquer that day. The downside, at least for Christian and Mari Vivet who now operate the highly regarded Blue Rendez-Vous French Bistro on Sanibel Island (Mr. Vivet, a French immigrant, is the chef), includes both logistics and even the intemperate climate which is why the couple stepped fully into their restaurant and gave up catering. We didnt intend to become restaurant owners. It evolved, recalls Chef Vivet, who had begun catering and personal chef services in 2007, while retaining his day job at a software company. They opened their first restaurant about the same time, continued catering on weekends, and discovered an unexpected truth, he says. Catering is like being a moving company that cooks as well as providing tables, chairs, linen, and tableware and glassware. Its not an easy gig and it can be very hot in Southwest Florida. Those who are not French chefs and succeed in the business learn to handle all of that, somehow, making it seem effortless and unhurried to the client and they can also develop specialties. No one is better at that, perhaps, than Amber Phillips, owner of Sage Events, a 40-something Neapolitan and food expert who has been in the restaurant, bar and catering business in a variety of roles since she was 15. Sage Events specializes in glutenfree cuisine. At the holidays, our clients are looking for delicious food that all of their guests can enjoy who have food allergies, says Ms. Philips. The many demands of catering, the required love of food and the fast pace suit her, it seems which is why her business has taken off. Three years ago, she built a commercial kitchen off Enterprise Avenue, expanded it this year, and relies on both a van and trailer to meet her catering demands. It started in high school (shes a Barron-Collier alumna, class of ), when she learned to control food allergies by using food differently than some people, she recalls. And now, she avoids trumpeting the gluten-free aspect of her cuisine just because people have this preconceived notion that its not going to taste good. So when we arrive at a party and someone has a gluten allergy and realizes they can eat everything, it is very special for them. And therefore special for her, she admits. Sage Events provides both full catering and weekly client meals, and that includes right through the holidays when family members of her clients arrive in town. And food allergies be damned they just wont have to worry about them with Sage. Right down to the homemade tart shells and slider rolls, her food sometimes reflects her own tastes and proclivities. I love my tomato and balsamicbraised short ribs over Gorgonzola polenta with fresh organic broccoli, she says. I also like rack of lamb with a mint pistachio pesto that I make over a tarragon white-bean puree. At the Wood Street Grill in Punta Gorda, meanwhile, Chef Richard hes been doing this so long that if his mother didnt name him Chef she might as well have comes right out with menu opportunities that could satisfy most people in North America at nearly any kind of event, moment or occasion. Appetizers wide and appealing arrays served to a lot of holiday hungry folks can go anywhere and do anything, which is why theyre significant draws for many caterers, they say. So Chef Richard offers an extraordinary variety: oysters in various forms (Rockefeller, Bienville, casino, half shell); clams, shrimp, smoked salmon, crab and scallop offerings; a variety of chicken appetizers, sausages, meatballs, anti pastas, water chestnuts wrapped in bacon, and so many dips, pastries, panini platters, fruit pairings and cheeses that theyre hard to count. Theres more, of course all the meats, all the vegetables, and this promise: If you dont see something you like, please ask. Only a few people become both award-winning restaurateurs and caterers at the same time, a feat analogous, perhaps, to sports figures who can play more than one sport, or baseball players who can hit from both sides of the plate. Gloria Cabral-Jordan, for example, owns two Fort Myers restaurants often ranked in the top for quality, inventiveness and fine food offerings by both critics and customers: the Mermaid Garden Caf and La Trattoria Caf Napoli. Shes also a caterer, this time of year catering many office parties and the occasional special home party for favored clients, she says. She bases that side of the business out of her restaurant kitchen, relying on herself, her chef and his helper which meant working last Thursday from early morning through a brunch served in the offices of Dr. Mark Gorovoy into late afternoon for more than 45 people, a tradition hes established. I dont do breakfast well, only for them, she says. There were five frittatas, three kinds of vegetarian and two others; black beans not the soupy style; there was a whole wheat pasta with only fresh tomatoes, blueberry pancakes And a lot of other foods. This time of year, she sometimes does two office parties a day, or even three. The classic caterer provides tableware and everything set up, and they have to do some things in advance. But thats not what I am. We do everything fresh that day, and we make everything from scratch in our kitchen. Which has to double as the cooking arena for the eager restaurant crowds coming in. Most of what we cater is not even on the restaurant menu, she adds. 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Dennis Lockhart, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank in Atlanta, will be the guest speaker at the invitation-only investors luncheon hosted by the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, at Flemings Prime Steak House in North Naples. Members of the chambers Chairmans Circle and its Legacy Leaders are among those who will receive invitations. For more information, visit www.napleschamber.org/events. A welcome reception for new members of the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce takes place from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, in the boardroom at chamber headquarters, 25071 Chamber of Commerce Drive, Bonita Springs. All members who joined in the fourth quarter of 2016 are invited. Call 992-2943 or visit www. bonitaspringschamber.com/events. Business After Hours for members and guests of the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce takes place from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, at Wiebel, Hennells & Carufe, 9420 Bonita Beach Road. Call 992-2943 or visit www. bonitaspringschamber.com/events. Young Professionals of Naples and the Humane Society Naples Pawfessionals join for yoga on the beach with Donation Yoga Naples at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at Lowdermilk Park. A donation of $10 will benefit HSN. Sign up at hsnaples.org. Sandalwood Village at 3511 Vanderbilt Beach Road hosts Business After Five for members and guests of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19. Sign up at www.napleschamber.org/events. A members-only meeting of the Executive Club of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce takes place from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, at The von Liebig Art Center, home of the Naples Art Association. Sign up at www. napleschamber.org/events. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www. napleschamber.org. 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Sue@SueMyhelic.com SueMyhelic.com Forest Lakes $156,500Turnkey furnished 2BR, 2BA unit with a double lanai. Update with your personal touch. Affordable and just steps to the pool. Cypress Woods Golf C.C. $211,500Turnkey furnished 1st oor, 2BR, 2BA condo with golf equity. View of lake & golf course. Easy walk to community pool. Crown Point $309,0002BR, 2BA plus den Villa with 2C garage, tiled lanai, outstanding lake view & offered partially furnished. A HOME TO LOVE! YOUR SLICE OF PARADISE! ENJOY TENNIS, BASKETBALL, EXERCISE ROOM & MORE! House Hunting:Tower Pointe #802This hidden treasure in the petfriendly Tower Pointe high-rise in North Naples has endless Gulf of Mexico and a desirable split-bedroom floor plan with two master suites. With 1,752 square feet of total area, the two-bedroom, two-bath residence has a wrap-around lanai and comes with private covered parking and extra storage. Community amenities include guest suites, a clubhouse with fine dining, pool and spa, an on-site concierge/activities director, staffed front desk, beach shuttle, fitness center, biking and jogging paths, tennis, putting green, beauty and barber shop, card room, lounges, media room, dog park and more. Kelly Capolino of Downing Frye Realty has the listing for $595,000. For more information or to arrange a showing, call 877-6700 or email Kelly@ naples.net. See a virtual tour at www. tours.napleskenny.com/658751. WEEK OF DECEMBER 22-28, 2016B10 | WWW.FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYCOURTESY PHOTOS NABOR numbers point to a strong season ahead SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe November 2016 Market Report released by the Naples Area Board of Realtors, which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island), showed a median closed price of $303,000 last month, a 5 percent decrease from the November 2015 median closed price of $318,000. More sellers also entered the market in November, which resulted in a 40 percent increase in inventory to 5,733 properties in November 2016, up from 4,095 properties in November 2015 (and 300 more properties than October 2016). NABOR member Wes Kunkle, president and managing broker at Kunkle International Realty, said many of his investor clients are adding to the areas lower-end inventory. When investors who bought between 2009 and 2012 start to reenter the market, this is a sign that price appreciation is good and its a great time to sell, he said. NABOR statistics show that more than 50 percent of homes sold in the last year were in the $300,000 and below price category. This segment continues to see an increase in sales month over month. Jeff Jones, managing broker at the Naples-Park Shore office of Coldwell Banker, said he watches days on market closely. The number of properties selling under 30 days is increasing, he says, while those in the 30-to-90-day and 90-day-and-up segments are stagnant. Mr. Jones added the longer days on market reflect properties that are overpriced. Phil Wood, president and CEO of John R. Wood Properties, said the NABOR report showed an increase in inventory of just over 1,600 units above last year, of which 900 were priced below $500,000. Only 200 of these new properties were in the central Naples area, he said, adding most of the inventory growth appears to be happening in areas outside the city limits. Read the full report at www.naplesarea.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! Richard DrosteSales Associate239.email@example.comJacki Strategos, P.A. Sales Associate, GRI, CREN firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Re/Max Distinction currently has positions available in all locations If youre interested in an exciting career in real estat e, and would like more information about Re/Max Distinction, please contact Maur y Dailey at email@example.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 WATERWAYS OF NAPLES $309,000 3261 STURGEON BAY COURTWelcome to this popular neighborhood and the opportunity to own a three bedroom pool home with a two-car gara ge, with lush privacy landscaping, nestled on one of the many oversized lots facing 150 acres of lakes, where hut, pickleball, tennis, basketball and much more including a storage lot for your boat, trailer, RVall for a low fee. A Publix supermarket is next door.MARY HORESCO 239.293.9434 AVE MARIA $379,000 4376 STEINBECK WAY three bedrooms and additional bonus room are all upstairs with open loft three linen closets, storage under stairs, formal living and dining rooms. Kitchen and breakfast nook look out on to private lanai. Crown molding and 18"x18" tile are just some of the special features this house has to offer.ANTHONY SCOPANO 239.784.5232 THE QUARRY $295,000 9504 IRONSTONE TERRACE #1-101 unit located on a quiet preserve with numerous upgrades such as granite storage racks.ANTHONY SCOPANO 239.784.5232 SOLANA OAKS $195,000 1219 SOLANA ROAD #18SUZANNE MCGUIRE 239.287.5573 PELICAN MARSH $369,900 2110 ARIELLE DRIVE #105 has been meticulously-maintained and is in excellent condition. Spacious rooms and generous closets throughout make it an easy choice. Master bedroom has two custom walk-in closets.SUSAN HELLER 239.280.0939 NAPLES PARK $319,900 596 109TH AVENUE NORTH upgraded Naples Park home offering three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two-car garage and large corner lot all located on a prime 500 block priced SUSAN HELLER 239.280.0939 (239) 728-5481 20 ACRE AGRICULTURAL LOT $350,000ESTERO 20 acres located on Corkscrew Road area. AG-2, horses welcome. Ten miles east of I-75 at the south end of Happy Dale Lane. AG-2 Zoning, Land Use: DRGR. $162,900GOLFERS PARADISE ALVA Welcome to your new Ashton Oaks home overlooking the 17th green at the Davis Love III Championship Golf Course. 1st oor, end unit, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, + den. Corian counters, stainless appliances, plantation shutters, tile, screened porch with scenic view. Gated community with all the accoutrements. RIVERFRONT HOMESITES: Seller Financing Available One acre and up 20 elevation. Fresh deep water. Gated community docks welcome. $233,500WATERFRONT HOME WITH POOL FORT MYERS Welcome to life in paradise. Centrally located within minutes of I-75, while still providing a serene environment. This 1480 SF, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, + den, waterfront home offers the perfect opportunity for your own personal oasis. $312,000ALL THE AMENITIES YOU COULD WANT NAPLES 1595 SF, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, single family home located at the prestigious Lakeside. This home features; wine cooler, granite counters, tile & Bamboo oors, crown molding, walk-in tiled shower, whirlpool tub, and 280 SF covered/screened Lanai. Lakeside is a gated community with; 40acre boating lake, 2 swimming pools, tennis & basketball courts, clubhouse, shufeboard, etc.$139,000 and up FOR FOR FOR FOR FOR FOR FOR TM TM TM TM T M TM YER YER YER ER YER YE S S S S S S W W W W W W W l elc l elc elc elc elc e ome ome ome ome om to t to to to to o li li li li li li f f fe fe fe fe i in n in in in pa p pa p p pa pa p f of I-7 I-7 5 5, whi h whi le le sti sti ll ll providing a ser ser r ene ene ene PRICE REDUCED!
FLORIDA BASED REAL ESTATE COMPANY BY SALES VOLUME 1 1 21442 Galleon Drive Steve Smiley 239.298.4327 Web ID 216015148 $6,395,000 1060 Galleon Drive Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 216053618 $6,250,000 1375 Spyglass Lane Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 Web ID 215063104 $7,900,000 4090 Cutlass Lane Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 Web ID 216066064 $12,900,000 3200 Gordon Drive Lisa Tashjian 239.259.7024 Web ID 215032365 $6,500,0001 2 3 4 5 3 4 5 PORT ROYAL THE MOORINGS // COQUINA SANDS PREMIERSOTHEBYSREALTY.COM 4 3 5725 Regatta Road Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 Web ID 216021194 $3,190,000 419 Mooring Line Drive Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 216059130 $3,995,000 3020 Crayton Road Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID CRAY063016IHE $3,495,000 Via Delno #901 Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 Web ID 216077442 $4,195,000 Colonial Club #202 Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID BLAK121316IHE $1,495,0001 2 3 4 5832 21st Court South Tom/Tess McCarthy 239.243.5520 Web ID 216073564 $4,250,000 495 18th Avenue South Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 216027889 $4,295,000 Lanterns II #1 Jeannie McGearty 239.248.4333 Web ID PELL121616IHE $1,425,000 Esmeralda on Eighth #202 Paul Gray 239.273.0403 Web ID 216010017 $2,470,000 Naples Marina Villas #4 Susie Culp 239.290.9000 Web ID 216058739 $635,0001 2 3 4 5 1 3 4 5 2 2 OLD NAPLES // AQUALANE SHORES ROYAL HARBORNo.
PREMIERSOTHEBYSREALTY.COM 520 Neaplitan Way Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID NEAP120916IHE $3,995,000 Provence #1704 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.216.1973 Web ID 216039238 $4,150,000 Monaco Beach Club #C-505 Christine Jones 239.404.9900 Web ID 216078053 $1,480,000 804 Tallow Tree Court Jon Feins 239.687.9546 Web ID 216056451 $1,730,000 7951 Vizcaya Way Leah Ritchey/Amy Becker 239.289.0433 Web ID 216024346 $3,595,000 5600 Hammock Isles Drive Kim/Dean Rose 239.404.7203 Web ID 216077465 $789,000 Terraces #1604 Kimberly Alvord 239.919.2742 Web ID 216076336 $825,000 Chateaumere #E-203 Jeannie McGearty 239.248.4333 Web ID 216005866 $839,900 300 Mermaids Boght Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 216069727 $6,750,000 Terraces #1204 Marion Bethea/Anne Killilea 239.261.6200 Web ID 216077721 $775,000 Aria #704 Amy Becker/Leah Ritchey 239.272.3229 Web ID 216077569 $3,299,000 665 Fountainhead Way Ira Guzzardo 917.574.3297 Web ID 216040671 $3,895,000 7012 Rue De Marquis Jane Darling 239.290.3112 Web ID 216058682 $1,875,000 Cap Ferrat #401 Debbie Broulik 239.297.5152 Web ID 216066096 $1,810,000 Mystique #701 Urness/Tarkenton 239.598.9900 Web ID 216016741 $6,000,000 St. Nicole #304 Laurie Zanelli 239.675.9777 Web ID 216057589 $659,000 St. Kitts #304 Amy Atherholt 239.860.2167 Web ID 216007570 $639,000 St. Raphael #V-6 Shirlene Elkins 239.777.9574 Web ID 216023150 $1,099,000 Toscana #1702 Leah Ritchey/Amy Becker 239.289.0433 Web ID 216067519 $2,495,000 8727 Purslane Drive Terri Moellers 239.404.7887 Web ID 216060834 $2,450,000 8838 Ventura Drive Terri Moellers 239.404.7887 Web ID 216008823 $590,000 Windsor #302 Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 Web ID 216067665 $7,975,000 Mont Claire #N-101 Marilyn Moir 239.919.2400 Web ID 216059357 $545,000 9976 Brassie Bend Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 216061409 $5,295,000 Seville #1721 Roya Nouhi 239.290.9111 Web ID 216026645 $570,000 Trieste #1404 Frank Pezzuti 239.216.2445 Web ID 216068980 $2,800,000 747 Myrtle Terrace Jeannie McGearty 239.248.4333 Web ID WEID090916IHE $1,295,000 1024 6th Lane North Cristal OMeara 239.961.2528 Web ID 216007825 $925,000 2742 14th Street North Linda Perry/Judy Perry 239.404.7052 Web ID 216052142 $747,000 5139 Sand Dollar Lane Larry Roorda 239.860.2534 Web ID 216037268 $3,250,000 14712 Windward Place Lura Jones 239.370.5340 Web ID 216050698 $674,990 632 Hickory Road Agnes Zak 239.287.8036 Web ID 216054791 $995,000 7672 Sussex Court Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216052579 $685,000 Baypointe #103 Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 216054999 $2,175,000 PARK SHORE PELICAN BAY BAY COLONY PELICAN MARSH NAPLES & SURROUNDS FLORIDA BASED REAL ESTATE COMPANY BY SALES VOLUMENo.
Vanderbilt Gulfside #104 Harriet Harnar 239.273.5443 Web ID 216078083 $1,180,000 Traditions #102 Sonya Shaheen 239.877.2797 Web ID 216048790 $799,000 2201 Imperial Golf Course Boulevard Ruth Bethem 239.777.7007 Web ID 216048294 $515,000 11312 Phoenix Way Kimberly Alvord 239.919.2742 Web ID 216062564 $479,000 Vanderbilt Gulfside #301 Jane Darling 239.290.3112 Web ID 216062157 $1,200,000 292 Saddlebrook Lane Lynn Applebaum 239.776.5055 Web ID 216074125 $719,000 9153 Mercato Way Susan Gardner 239.438.2846 Web ID 216031389 $1,525,000 4087 Los Altos Court Tom/Tess McCarthy 239.243.5520 Web ID 216071988 $375,000 6219 Ashwood Lane Joanne MacLeod 239.272.7679 Web ID 216066576 $474,900 Beachwalk Gardens #O-102 Gayle Fawkes 239.250.6051 Web ID 216031399 $439,000 8805 Spinner Cove Lane Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216065576 $658,888 Residences #404 Suzanne Ring 239.821.7550 Web ID 216056015 $1,389,000 Beachwalk Gardens #Q-102 Cynthia Rosa 239.287.6015 Web ID 216077492 $425,000 Traditions #202 Sonya Shaheen 239.877.2797 Web ID 216036754 $998,500 3783 Treasure Cove Circle Cathy Rogers 239.821.7926 Web ID 216077827 $539,000 79 Burning Tree Drive Laurie Zanelli 239.675.9777 Web ID 216066522 $475,000 Aversana #1204 ML Meade 239.293.4851 Web ID 216055274 $549,000 Bayfront #4402 Tom/Tess McCarthy 239.243.5520 Web ID 216073916 $499,900 12640 Biscayne Court Tom/Tess McCarthy 239.243.5520 Web ID 216074185 $625,000 1227 Gordon River Trail Daniel Guenther 239.357.8121 Web ID 216005828 $2,395,000 1829 Plumbago Lane Sonya Shaheen 239.877.2797 Web ID 216006475 $2,200,000 Traditions #101 Sonya Shaheen 239.877.2797 Web ID 216062742 $895,000 9185 Mercato Way Susan Gardner 239.438.2846 Web ID 216015002 $3,045,000 LErmitage #B-15 Fahada Saad 239.595.8500 Web ID 216063293 $1,275,000 16961 Verona Lane Marybeth Brooks 239.272.6867 Web ID 216045237 $4,150,000 9149 Mercato Way Mary Kavanagh 616.957.4428 Web ID 215035208 $2,320,000 8820 Savona Court Cathy/Jim McCormick 239.850.4278 Web ID 216069091 $894,990 479 Saddlebrook Lane Lynn Applebaum 239.776.5055 Web ID 216067485 $569,000 85 Shores Avenue Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 Web ID 216045505 $499,000 The Strada #5417 Agnes Zak 239.287.8036 Web ID 216069158 $749,000 9269 Mercato Way Susan Gardner 239.438.2846 Web ID 216027429 $1,720,000 9097 Siesta Bay Drive Debra Waton 239.293.9057 Web ID 216065676 $549,000 The Strada #5501 Susan Gardner 239.438.2846 Web ID 216020487 $849,900 13751 Pondview Circle Vanya/Dimo Demirev 239.565.0550 Web ID 216039145 $1,799,000 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
FLORIDA BASED REAL ESTATE COMPANY BY SALES VOLUME 340 Wild Orchid Lane Cathy Rogers 239.821.7926 Web ID 216078571 $1,249,900 7701 Mulberry Lane Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216074962 $789,000 Royal Marco Point #2-303 Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 Web ID 216075137 $850,000 9245 Campanile Circle Brock/Julie Wilson 239.821.9545 Web ID 216061922 $595,000 1109 Blue Hill Creek Drive Dave Flowers 239.404.0493 Web ID 216045388 $3,950,000 1050 San Marco Road Larry Caruso 239.394.9191 Web ID 216027946 $965,000 Mariner #201 Cathy Rogers 239.821.7926 Web ID 216063667 $1,449,000 390 Century Drive Larry Caruso 239.394.9191 Web ID 216046691 $999,900 1829 South Inlet Drive Vince Colace 239.260.3333 Web ID 216046690 $2,550,000 Royal Marco Point #308 Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 Web ID 216077528 $699,500 Summit House #802 Larry Caruso 239.394.9191 Web ID 216025473 $745,000 55 North Bareld Drive Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 Web ID 216014454 $1,199,000 Mirage #304 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216038652 $940,000 Royal Marco Point #629 Cathy Rogers 239.470.5223 Web ID 216048344 $1,399,900 1211 Blue Hill Creek Drive Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 Web ID BLUE062816IHE $650,000 Villas at Waterside #201 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216013146 $575,000 Chalet of San Marco #904 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216064250 $1,100,000 Sunset House #315 Dave Flowers 239.404.0493 Web ID 216077707 $429,000 South Seas #A108 Larry Caruso 239.394.9191 Web ID 216046693 $359,000 Apollo #1007 Robin/Larry Taylor 239.250.9016 Web ID 216060230 $497,000 3259 Tavolara Lane Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216069036 $2,224,999 8462 Mallards Way Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216061903 $845,000 7646 Mulberry Lane Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216049783 $798,900 Serena #3-201 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216075956 $485,000 3255 Tavolara Lane Lura Jones 239.370.5340 Web ID 216069272 $1,674,990 8988 Cherry Oaks Trail Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 215039283 $545,000 Montreux #4-101 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216062503 $439,000 9016 Cherry Oaks Trail Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216049476 $399,000 Cherry Oaks #101 ML Meade 239.293.4851 Web ID 216062104 $369,000 Callista #204 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 215024211 $484,900 Varenna #104 ML Meade 239.293.4851 Web ID 216075949 $395,000 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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See this flickFilm critic Dan Hudak says Denzel Washingtons adaptation of the August Wilson play is a must-see. C15 A yuletide fableBook reviewer Phil Jason loves the connections made in this new mystery. C2 INSIDEARTS & ENTERTAINMENTNAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 22-28, 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 1. Butch Trucks 2. Bruce Katz 3. Damon Fowler 4. Heather Gillis 28 20 20 20 16 6 6 WW WW WW W W. W FL FL FL OR OR OR ID ID ID AW AW AW EE EE EE KL K K Y. CO CO CO M M M 1. Butch Trucks 2. Bruce Katz 3.DamonFowler Art is the Highest Form of HopeAnd other arts-related books from 2016 BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.comBooks about the arts are tiny miracles. They instruct, support, nudge, challenge, provoke, inspire. They introduce us to new worlds, new concepts, new thoughts. They stretch our mind and help us expand our own creativity. Heres a look at some of this years best books about the arts: Art is the Highest Form of Hope & Other Quotes By Artists ($24.95, Phaidon) It is easy to get lost in Art is the Highest Form of Hope & Other Quotes by Artists. Its 333 pages of intriguing quotes creatively presented in a variety of typefaces. These are not the typical shopworn quotes made dull by overuse. This collection offers insights that havent been recycled and worn smooth over time, the preface promises. You can flip through it, landing here and there, read it straight through or enjoy it a section at a time (quotes are gathered under headings such as Chance, Creative Process, Disci-SEE ART, C4 BY ALAN SCULLEYFlorida Weekly CorrespondentThe Allman Brothers Band is done, but drummer Butch Trucks is doing his best to keep the spirit of that long-running and influential group alive with his new group, Butch Trucks and the Freight Train Band. The Allman Brothers played its last show in October 2014, but after taking several months to relax at his home in France, Mr. Trucks (who shared drumming duties in the Allman Brothers Band with Jay Johanny Jaimoe Johanson) got the itch to play music again. 2 4 1 3SEE TRUCKIN, C22 s last show l t h t y ule t i d e f a b l e ok reviewer Phil Jason nn ections made in this L LE Y Correspondent C an Brothers Band drummer But ch oing his best to keep th at l i fthat lon g runnin g and fthat long-running and group alive with his ne ch Trucks and the Freig A Bo o co n C2 d d ew ght Allman drummer has a new band, hits the roadCuisine newsA yummy sampler at Moura, plus Vino and a rave review of Sakura Hawaiian Grill. C32-35 t i d e f a b l e y u l e t i d e A
C2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 22-28, 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, FACMSJoel Waltzer, MD, FAADRobert Eilers, Jr., MD, FAAD Shanna 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-CTanya Ames, PA-CTanya Buck, PA-CFaye L. Armstrong, MSN, ANP-BCDERMATOLOGY WITHOUT THE WAIT! www.RiverchaseDermatology.com Same Week Appointments Available philJASONphiljreviews@gmail.com FLORIDA WRITERSYuletide fable brings stormy weather, murder to an uplifting finale On a Midnight Clear by Henry Hoffman. Melange Books. 164 pages. Trade paperback, $10.95. This third title in Henry Hoffmans Adam Fraley Mystery series takes the private eye away from his home base in the Tampa area on a vacation trip to a small town in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. A heavy Colorado snowstorm on Christmas Eve disorients Adam as he searches for Reggie, the friend he has set out to visit an army buddy with whom he has kept in touch over the years. Lost and getting desperate, he pulls up to a remote cabin and finds a tentative welcome from charming 7-yearold Noelle, who is patiently waiting the return of her mother, Rita Feldman, who had just gone off for a walk. Ritas absence sparks the first question of many: Where is she? Why would she have left her daughter alone in this threatening weather on Christmas? Once the local authorities are summoned and begin looking into the case, Adam a stranger who shouldnt be in this situation becomes a possible suspect. Rita is found, hanging by her neck in the woodshed, with the next question being whether she was murdered or committed suicide. A background check on Adam pretty much wipes away the suspicions, especially as he joins forces with the local investigators, Vernon Jolly and Carlita Perez. His own curiosity aroused, Adam gets his host Reggie to do some computer searches in order to find out about the Feldman family. Of particular interest is Arlen Feldmans muddied reputation as a financial advisor. Seems he had swindled investors out of $1 million, and yet no one can find the assets that could be assigned to settling the civil suit against him. His divorce from Rita followed, and soon after that his marriage to his present wife, Daniela. Did Rita, the first Mrs. Feldman, know something that led Arlen to murder her? Hes a much more plausible suspect than Adam but where is he? And what did he do with the money he swindled? A great strength of the book is the brainstorming done by the principal investigators as they pursue the answers. Readers overhear compelling, authoritative conversations about how to advance the case. They exchange ideas readily, in a forthright manner and with persuasive shows of intelligence and experience. Other pleasures of the book include the authors fondness for and skill at setting the scene. Descriptions of place are extremely effective, creating not only a physical reality but also a spectrum of moods. Characters are well-drawn, especially young Noelle, the two official investigators and Daniela Feldman. Reggie is something of an enigma, but Ill have to leave it to your own reading to find out why. Though holding down the fort in Florida, Adams assistant Tamra plays a significant and colorful role. A search for hidden gold becomes the necessary action that leads Adam, Vernon and Carlita to resolving the several connected mysteries. The unfolding of details about the why, where and how of this stash of gold creates a powerful hold on readers curiosity until all the pieces are connected. The future of young Noelle is another concern that needs to be resolved. Ward of the state? Placed in foster care? Thats one more shoe that will drop by the end of the book. Youll love the resolution, and youll understand the connection between these goings-on, the Christmas season and the books title. About the authorFort Myers resident Henry Hoffman is a former newspaper editor and public library director whose works have appeared in a variety of literary and trade publications, including America: History and Life, Historical Abstracts of the United States, the Cyclopedia of Literary Places and the Encyclopedia of Natural Disasters. He is the author of five previous novels, including Bridge to Oblivion and the Veiled Lagoon, the first two entries in the Adam Fraley mystery series. He is the recipient of the Florida Publishers Associations Gold Medal Award for Florida Fiction. 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. HOFFMAN ttithDiti n c d t h on ar c o o f o n o f a n be se A i s l i c a p t r H o f Li o f
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C4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 22-28, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTFrom page 1pline, Failure, Inspiration, Routine, Sex, Success and Tools). Its addictive. The title quote is from Gerhard Richter. But there are gems on every page, such as: Let frustration fuel inspiration. (Sonia Boyce) Find your eyes. (Eric Soth) Space is a material. Make it physical. (Anish Kapoor) I dont know where Im going but Ill get there on time. (Robert Rauschenberg) Art is sustenance. (Sarah Sze) And: Art has always been the raft onto which we climb to save our sanity. (Dorothea Tanning) If you need to be challenged, if you desire some hope, if you want your thinking to be rearranged, this is the perfect book. A Lowcountry Heart: Reflections on a Writing Life by Pat Conroy ($25 Nan A. Talese/ Doubleday) Mr. Conroy, author of The Water is Wide, The Great Santini, The Lords of Discipline and The Prince of Tides, among others, died last March at the age of 70. Unfortunately, he had more books in him left unwritten. A Lowcountry Heart is a collection of many of his speeches, blogs and eulogies. While its called reflections on a writing life, it focuses on so much more than writing: South Carolina, The Citadel, reading, basketball, friendships. The native Southerner quotes his mother: All Southern literature can be summed up in these words: On the night the hogs ate Willie, Mama died when she heard what Daddy did to Sister. Though he hated modern technology, Mr. Conroy wrote blog entries that were more like love letters to his readers, opening with Hey out there and closing with great love. A large man with large appetites and passions, he wrote vividly about literature, championing the books and authors he loved. Theres an entire entry on the author Ann Patchett, and another on George R.R. Martin, author of the Game of Thrones series, titled How George R.R. Martin Made Me Love Dire Wolves, Giants, Dwarves, and Dragons He also wrote with great love and depth about the novels of his wife, Cassandra King, revealing that they wrote their books while on separate sides of the house. Any writer would adore him for this sentence: When we got married, I discovered that Sandra had never had a room of her own to write in during her entire adult life; I promised her a room with a view and all the time she needed to do her work and craft her books. The book also includes the graduation speech Mr. Conway gave at the Citadel in 2001. Noting that graduation speakers are required by tradition to speak about time and time passing, he invites the entire class to attend his funeral, whenever that may be. I hope as many of you will come as you possibly can, he told them, because I want you to know how swift time is. This is the way life is. It is the only great surprise in life. Some Writer! The Story of E.B. White By Melissa Sweet ($18.99, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Anyone familiar with Charlottes Web will immediately laugh at the title of this biography of E.B. White. And when they read the book, theyll fall in love with the innovative way Ms. Sweet, a Caldecott Honor writer, designed and wrote it. It contains illustrations, photographs and collages. Were privy to letters by Mr. White, manuscript pages, quotations from his books and essays, and even some drawings. This biography of the childrens book novelist and New Yorker essayist was written for younger readers, but like Mr. Whites books, it will appeal to those of all ages. I feel that a writer has an obligation to transmit, as best he can, his love of life, his appreciation for the world, Mr. White once wrote. Ms. Sweet has successfully transmitted her love of E.B. White and his words. Nanotecture: Tiny Built Things by Rebecca Roke ($24.95, Phaidon) Architects are used to working under various constraints; size is just one of them. Nanotecture: Tiny Built Things is a look at 300 small-scale projects, complete with photos of each one: cat shelters, doghouses, bridges, warming huts, artist studios. The book is divided into five sections displaying increasingly larger projects: Micro, Mini, Midi, Macro and Maxi. One looks like an oversized Slinky, another like a birdhouse that could house humans. The designed objects are as tiny as birdhouses or cat shelters; as small as a one-room fishing hut, artist studio or bus stop shelter; or as large as a home in which to live, though certainly much smaller than your typical house. Thinking outside of the box, these architects destroy the concept of a traditional building with their innovative designs. Many of the structures have a sense of whimsy. For example, theres a human-sized tree house that looks like a birdhouse, and a giant inflatable bubble that can accommodate up to 80 people for a party or dinner. Nanotecture is a celebration of the small, the compact, the miniature, and the tiny, Ms. Roke writes in her introduction. Its collection of inspiring, surprising and delightful smallscale architecture illustrates that size is no barrier to architectural creativity and includes demountable, portable, transportable, inflatable, systematized and flat-packed structures as well as pavilions, installations, sheds, cabins, pods, capsules, tree houses and even miniature architecture for cats, dogs and birds. Mister Monkey by Francine Prose ($26.99, Harper) Mister Monkey is an incredibly inventive novel that revolves around an off-off-offBroadway production of a childrens musical called Mister Monkey, based on a Curious George-type childrens book of the same name. This book is so ingenious it had me marveling with each chapter and mentally compiling a list of people Id want to give the book to as a gift. Each chapter focuses on a different character, from the middle-aged actress whod rather be doing Uncle Vanya to the child actor grappling with raging hormones and his stage mother and even a bored audience member. The individual stories intersect, each acting as a springboard for the next. While Ms. Prose writes about the frustrations of doing theater, as well as the concept of theater as church, she also writes about struggling with childhood and our mortality, loneliness, romantic disasters and existential angst with clever monkey metaphors and references woven into each chapter. The cover is a visual metaphor of the human condition; it shows a cartoonish monkey with a halo on the verge of stepping into a spotlight and about to slip on a banana peel. Your Inner Critic Is a Big Jerk and Other Truths About Being Creative by Danielle Krysa ($16.95, Chronicle Books) The back cover of Your Inner Critic Is a Big Jerk and Other Truths About Being Creative claims this is the book your inner critic really doesnt want you to read. Ms. Krysa, an artist, graphic designer and curator, is also the author of Creative Block. In this book, she tackles the negative inner messages that hold back creative people. With her lighthearted, whimsical tone, shes a positive antidote to your jerky inner critic. The 10 chapters are: Everyone is Creative; Excuses Are the Enemy; Labels Are for Canned Peaches, Not People; Blank Paper Can Be Blinding; A Green Eye is a Green Light; Your Inner Critic Is a Big Jerk; No One Can Wrestle the Pencil Out of Your Hand; Failure Leads to Genius; Creating in a Vacuum Sucks; and Blocks Are Meant to Be Broken. Ms. Krysa is the anti-inner critic; shes a creative cheerleader. In the chapter on excuses, she lists scores of reasons/justifications we all come up with and says: If youre serious about being a creative person, then be serious about it. You can use day-to-day busyness as an excuse for not living a creative life, or you can take control and make time. Dont put your creative life on a back burner when regular life gets busy. It might stay back there for too long, until it evaporates and youre left with a burned pot. Keep it on simmer, and be sure to bring it to a boil at least once a week.Other suggestionsAnd then there are a few other books I have not yet read but that seem promising. Included in the tower of titles threatening to topple off my nightstand are: The Way of the World: Reflections on the Art and Craft of Storytelling by Charles Johnson ($16.00, Scribner) The cover of Mr. Johnsons justreleased new book looks like heaven. It shows a photo of the writer in his study, surrounded by books, filing cabinets, stacks of paper, a computer and three desks (there are also two dogs and one small child). Mr. Johnson is the author of Faith and the Good Thing, Dr. Kings Refrigerator and Middle Passage, for which he won the National Book Award. A MacArthur fellow, hes professor emeritus at the University of Washington in Seattle and a former journalist. He writes of plot, voice, opening sentences, revision and what he learned from novelist John Gardner. If there are rules for writing well, he says in his introduction, they are at best provisional insofar as each instance of a well-done story teaches us anew what a story can be and the possibilities for invention and innovation. Diane Arbus: Portrait of a Photographer by Arthur Lubow ($35, Ecco) This is a comprehensive biography of the iconic photographer. Though known for photographing people on the margins of life (circus performers, nudists, those with deformities), Ms. Arbus began her career as a fashion photographer. In the first chapter, Mr. Lubow writes: Founded upon a chasm between the models in the pictures and the editors who determine how they are dressed, fashion photography is designed to lie. Arbus was committed to a photography that told the truth She photographed freaks, nudists, female impersonators and mentally disabled adults, because, either by choice or by necessity, they disclosed more of themselves in everyday life than the typical person. Krazy: George Herriman, A Life in Black and White by Michael Tiserand ($35, Harper) This thick biography is about the African American creator of the popular and highly influential Krazy Kat comic strip that ran from 1913 to 1944 and starred Krazy Kat, Ignatz the mouse and Offisa Pupp, a dog who was a policeman. Pupp loves Kat who loves Ignatz, whos forever throwing a brick at Kat. Mr. Herriman influenced countless cartoonists, including Charles Schulz, Bill Watterson (Calvin & Hobbes), Robert Crumb and Chris Ware. He was born in New Orleans and began passing as white after he moved to California. His friends often called him The Greek, and his secret wasnt discovered until more than 25 years after his death. Mr. Herriman elevated the comic strip to an art form. His strips are as innovative, unexpected and improvisational as jazz.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 22-28, 2016 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C5 AESTHETICPLASTICSURGERY& MED SPAOF NAPLES 3699 Airport Pulling Rd N, Naples, FL 34105 $100 Off 1 Kybella Treatment $50 Off Dysport & Restylane Treatments20% Off All Coolsculpting Treatments20% Off All Ulthera Treatments 25% Off All SkinMedica Peels with the Purchase of Skin Medicas HA5. $25 FREE GIFT CARDwith Purchase of our $100 gift card Celebrate the Seasonwith our incredible offers throughout December! At Our NEW Expanded Location: 3699 Airport Rd. N. Naples FL 34105 On Booked Appointments before December 31, 2016 All offers expire December 31, 2016How to choose a childrens book, for the holidays and beyond THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA If you want to give books to the kids on your holiday list but arent sure how to choose, University of Florida education professor Katie Caprino has tips for picking a winner. Ms. Caprino teaches childrens literature to future educators, sharing her favorites, including her holiday gift picks, with parents and teachers on her blog, Katie Reviews Books. She offered these suggestions for pleasing all types of readers: Look for interactivity In books like Dont Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! and We are in a Book!, Caldecott Award-winner Mo Willems brings the reader into the action. Ms. Caprino loves Mr. Willems latest, N anette s Baguette, as a read-aloud for adults and kids to share. Theres a relationship between the text and the reader, so it can be read aloud in a way thats inviting and exciting, she says. She also points parents to a behindthe-scenes video on YouTube that shows Mr. Willems creating the giant folded-paper village he photographed to create the illustr ations for Nanettes Baguette. It gives kids a glimpse of how the book came to life, she says. Try the Caprino test My litmus test is if the illustrations are so beautiful that I want to rip the book apart and frame the pages on my wall, thats a great book, she says, adding quickly, Of course, I dont actually rip books apart. If the illustrations in a picture book move you, go with your gut. Cant make it to a brick-and-mortar bookstore to flip through the pages? Gilbert Fords luminous blue and purple illustrations in Kathryn Gibbs Davis Mr. Ferris and His Wheel get Ms. Caprinos seal of approval for early readers, as do Kenard Paks watercolors for Rita Grays Flowers are Calling. Lure reluctant readers with graphic novels If you think graphic novels are all superhero boom-pow, take another look. Not only can they be pithy and provocative, they can build reading confidence. For middle grades, Ms. Caprino recommends Raina Telgemeiers Ghosts, which tackles illness, moving to a new place and, yes, ghosts. Change it up with verse Books in verse arent just for little kids, Ms. Caprino says, theyre great for middle grades and young adults, too. A big book can be less intimidating when its broken up into in chunks of verse, she says. She counts the freeform poetry of Inside Out and Back Again, Thanhha Lais semi-autobiographical tale of a 10-yearold girl settling in Alabama after fleeing Vietnam, as one of her all-time favorites. For older kids, Kwame Alexanders Booked ventures into divorce, first love and bullies. Dont overlook nonfiction books True stories can be as fun as fiction. For younger readers, try the Golden Gate origin story This Bridge Will Not Be Gray by Dave Eggers, or author/illustrator Melissa Sweets Balloons Over Broadway, about the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade. Ms. Sweet even manages to make the backstory of a reference book riveting, Ms. Caprino says, with the lavish illustrations for The Right Word: Roget and his Thesaurus. Great gifts for younger readersThese are Katie Caprinas top five recommendations for books for younger readers this holiday season. The UF professor says she selected A Child of Books (for ages 4 and up) and They All Saw A Cat (for ages 3-6 years) because they speak to the power of our imaginations. The especially enjoys the illustration is Sidewalk Flowers (ages 4-7 years) and Trombone Shortys (for ages 4-8). And she likes Supertruck (for ages 2-6) for its important message about the power of inner strength. CAPRINO
C6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 22-28, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOTHEATERAnother 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 Dec. 23-24. 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. 278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com.White Christmas By Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre through Dec. 25. 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. 2784422 or www.broadwaypalm.com.42nd Street At ArtisNaples Dec. 26-29. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org. Phantom By Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre Dec. 29-Feb. 11. 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. 278-4422 or www. broadwaypalm.com.The House of Blue Leaves By Florida Repertory Theatre Jan. 6-25 (previews Jan. 3-5) in the historic Arcade Theatre. 2269 Bay St., Fort Myers. 3324488 or www.floridarep.org.Do This By Gulfshore Playhouse Jan. 7-29 at The Norris Center. (844) 811-4111 or www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org. See story on page C18.Bell, Book & Candle By The Naples Players Jan. 11-Feb. 5 at the Sugden Community Theater. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org.George M! By TheatreZone Jan.1222 at G&L Theater. 13275 Livingston Road. (888) 966-3352 or www.theatrezone-florida.com.THURSDAY12.22Sacred Music Pastor Don Hinchey leads a discussion about the songs of Christmas at 10 a.m. at The Arlington of Naples. Free. 7900 Arlington Circle. (866) 986-9690 or www.arlingtonnaples.org. Tile Time Jewish Congregation of Marco Island hosts mahjong from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 991 Winterberry Drive. 3897872 or www.marcojcmi.com. FRIDAY12.23Funny Guy Steve Sweeney, a Boston legend and master of dialects, performs tonight and Saturday, Dec. 24, at Off The Hook Comedy Club. 2600 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 389-6901 or www.offthehookcomedy.com. SATURDAY12.24Sensorily Speaking Paragon Theaters at Pavilion Shopping Center presents a sensory-friendly screening of Sing at 10 a.m. 833 Vanderbilt Beach Road. Regular admission applies. 5960008 or www.paragontheaters.com. SUNDAY12.25MONDAY12.26 Films for Film Lovers Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs screens A Simple Life at 7 p.m. After suffering a stroke, an altruistic maid announces she wants to quit her job and move into an old peoples home. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. $10. 4958989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. TUESDAY12.27Eight Crazy Nights Chabad of Naples hosts a chocolate-themed Chanukah celebration with food vendors, family activities, bubbles and more from 5-7 p.m. at Cambier Park. 262-4474 or www.chabadnaples.com.WEDNESDAY12.28Marcos Got Talent Marco Island kids ages 6-18 put on a talent show at Marco Island Center for the Arts from 5:30-7 p.m. $5. 1010 Winterberry Drive. 394-4221 or www.marcoislandarts.org.COMING UPLike it Loud Butch Trucks, legendary drummer and founding member of The Allman Brothers Band, performs with The Freight Train Band at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, at the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. $40-$50. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Cruisin Miramar Outlets displays classic, exotic and custom cars from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 1. 948-3766 or www.miromaroutlets.com.Tickling the Ivories Concert pianist Richard Dowling performs pieces by Beethoven, Rachmaninoff and Chopin at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, at Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. $20-$30. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. All That Jazz Jazz guitarist Martin Taylor performs at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, at ArtisNaples. 5971900 or www.artisnaples.org. Book Talk Collier County Jewish Book Festival hosts a luncheon with Jessie Itzler, who discusses his book, Living with a SEAL, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, at Hilton Naples. $36. 263-4205 or www.jewishbookfestival.org. Songwriter Expo Friends of Lovers Key showcases the talents of local singer/ songwriters Alan Bradford, Dave Clayton and Bill Veach from 3:45 p.m. to sunset Thursday, Jan. 5, in the gazebo at Lovers Key State Park. Free with park entry fee. 463-4588 or www.friendsofloverskey.org. Art Reception Naples Depot Museum hosts an opening reception for Weve Come A Long Way, an exhibition of works by members of the Southwest Florida Pastel Society, from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5. Show runs through Feb. 28. Free. 252-8476 or www. colliermuseums.com. Open Season Thomas Riley Studio hosts a season launch party with a talk and demonstration by car designer Colin Phipps from 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, at Silverspot Cinema in Mercato. $10, with proceeds benefitting the United Arts Council of Collier County. 5292633 or www.thomasrileystudio.com. Masterworks Pianist Hlne Grimaud joins the Naples Philharmonic in a program of works by Brahms, Mendelssohn and Schuman at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Jan. 5-6, at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org. Artistic Weekend Naples Art Association hosts the 21st annual Naples New Years Art Fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 7-8, at Cambier Park. 262-6517 or www.naplesart.org. Science Lecture Friends of Barefoot Beach hosts a free lecture titled Understanding Einstein at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at Barefoot Beach Preserve. www.friendsofbarefootbeach.org. Art in Estero The Estero Fine Art Show takes place at Miromar Design Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 7-8. 948-3766 or www. hotworks.org. Spoof-tastic Forbidden Broadway presents a spoof on todays biggest musicals at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or www. artisnaples.org. Bluegrass Concert Joe Mullins and The Radio Ramblers perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at the David and Cecile Wang Opera Center. $30-$35. 2408 Linwood Ave. www.bluewaterbluegrass.com. Soul Provider Multiple Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Michael Bolton performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org. Art on Marco Artists and artisans sell their wares from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, at Marco Island Center for the Arts. 1010 Winterberry Drive. 394-4221 or www.marcoislandarts.org. Meet the Composer Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs hosts a multimedia presentation about composer Maurice Ravel from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8. $22. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 4958989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Keep the Beat CAPA presents Svet Stoyanov and Friends at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, at the David and Cecile Wang Opera Center. $30. 2408 Linwood Ave. 775-2800 or www.capacenter.org.Book Talk Collier County Jewish Book Festival hosts a discussion with Alyson Richman (The Velvet Hours) and Ronald H. Balson (Karolinas Twins) at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, at Temple Shalom. 4630 Pine Ridge Road. 263-4205 or www.jewishbookfestival.org. Chamber Concert Members of the Naples Philharmonic perform selections by Schumann and C. Schumann at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, and Sunday, Jan. 15. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org. Opera Night Gulfshore Opera performs selected scenes from La Traviata, Tales of Hoffman and more at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, at the Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center in Bonita Springs and at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan 11, at the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island. 529-3529 or www.gulfshoreopera. org. Diva Day Four Broadway performers sing selections from Les Misrable, Wicked, The Phantom of the Opera and more Tuesday through Saturday, Jan. 10-14, at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org. Moonlight Paddle Collier-Seminole State Park hosts nighttime canoe trips from 8:30-10:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 10-11. $35, reservations required. 20200 Tamiami Trail E. 3943397 or www.floridastateparks.org. Art Talk Clyde Butcher shares his experiences and images from more than 50 years of taking photographs across North American from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, at Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center. $20 for members, $25 for others. 300 Tower Road. 5305940 or www.rookerybay.org. Two Pianos Pianists Tao Lin and Catherine Lan perform with cellist David Requiro and violinist Ayano Ninomiya at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, at the David and Cecile Wang Opera Center. $10-$59. 2408 Linwood Ave. 963-9050 or www.operanaples.org.Nature Fest Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center hosts its 13th annual Southwest Florida Nature Festival with guided field trips, buggy rides, boat tours, lectures, educational exhibits and more Friday through Sunday, Jan 13-15. $5 admission, field trips are $15-$135 and require separate registration. 300 Tower Road. 530-5940 or www. rookerybay.org. Dancing with the Stars Live! comes to the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27. 481-4849 or www.bbmannpah.com The Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre presents Phantom Dec. 29-Feb. 11. 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. 278-4422 or www. broadwaypalm.com.
WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 22-28, 2016 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 Celebrate with your friends and family this holiday season. #HAPPY HOLIDAYS Paragon Pavilion hosts a lightsup, sound-down screening of the hit movie Sing for kids with sensory disorders at 10 a.m. Saturday. www.paragontheaters. com ArtisNaples welcomes the Broadway production of nd Street on stage Monday through Thursday, Dec. 26-29. www.artisnaples.com12.26-29 Naples Botanical Garden lights up for the last time before Christmas on Thursday and Friday this week. Night Lights in the Garden returns Monday through Friday, Dec. 26-30 and Monday through Wednesday, Jan. 2-4. www.naplesgarden.org12.22-23 Enjoy a chocolate-themed Chanukah party courtesy of Chabad Naples from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Cambier Park. #CHOCOLATE CHANUKAHIt Takes Two Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs presents a tango show with Pablo Repun in the spotlight at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13. $32-$45. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artscenterbonita.org. Art in Bonita The Bonita Springs National Art Festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 14-15, at Riverside Park. Free admission, but a $5 donation at the gate appreciated. 10451 Old 41 Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Art in the Glades Artists and crafters set up booths from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at McLeod Park in Everglades City. 695-2905 or www.evergladeshistorical.org. Beadwork Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum hosts an opening reception for the exhibit Rekindled: Contemporary Southeastern Beadwork from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14. (877) 902-1113 or www. ahtahthiki.com. Now & Forever Air Supply performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at Seminole Immokalee Casino. $75-$159. (800) 218-0007 or www.moreinparadise.com. Swingin Trumpter Dan Miller and the Lew Del Gatto Quintet perform the music of Harold Arlen at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. $25. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Car Show Drug Free Collier displays classic, exotic and muscle cars from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 14, at Greater Naples YMCA. Free. 5450 YMCA Road. 302-6717 or www.drugfreecollier.org. Bravo, Italy! By Gulfshore Opera on Sunday, Jan. 15, at the Naples Italian American Foundation. 7035 AirportPulling Road. 529-3925 or www.gulfshoreopera.org.Bluegrass Concert Marty Rabon & Full Circle perform with American Bluegrass Express at 5 and 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, at the David and Cecile Wang Opera Center. $30-$35. 2408 Linwood Ave. www.bluewaterbluegrass. com.I Love A Parade Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a parade down Fifth Avenue at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 16. 455-2886 or www.fifthavenuesouth.com.Spaghetti Western Silverspot Cinema hosts a spaghetti dinner and a screening of A Few Dollars More (1965) at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16. Bounty hunters with the same mark team up to track him down in the Wild West. $23. 592-0300 or www.silverspot.net. Lunch & Learn Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center hosts a lecture titled Aquarius: To Live and Work Beneath the Sea starting at noon Tuesday, Jan. 17. $10 for members, $15 for others. Includes lunch. 300 Tower Road. 530-5940 or www.rookerybay.org.Edible Art Naples Art Association pairs performance artist Juan Diaz with chef Greg Shapiro of Tastebuds Custom Catering for Dinner with the Artist from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, at NAA headquarters. $125. 585 Park St. 262-6517 or www.naplesart.org. Zarzuela Concert Spanish singers perform arias and romances from their countrys beloved musical genre at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, at the David and Cecile Wang Opera Center. 2408 Linwood Ave. 963-9050 or www.operanaples.org. Bostonian Steve Sweeney (Something About Mary, Me, Myself & Irene) gets the crowd rolling in the aisles Thursday through Saturday at Off The Hook Comedy Club. www. offthehookcomedy.com12.22-24
C8 WEEK OF DECEMBER 22-28, 2016 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WHAT TO DO NAPLES ARTASSOCIATION 585 Park Street, Naples 34102 239.262.6517 | NaplesArt.org EXHIBITIONS December 21 February 4 CLOSING RECEPTION Friday, February 3 5:30 pm 7:30 pm HELLO YELLOWColor and emotion go hand in hand. Bright and sunny or mellow and yellow. Experience yellow on every level! 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Stargazing Look up with the Everglades Astronomical Society and enjoy constellation tours, telescopes and an interpretative presentation starting at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at Collier-Seminole State Park. Free with park entry fee. 20200 Tamiami Trail E. 394-3397 or www.floridastateparks.org. Light Show Seminole Immokalee Casino lights up the sky with a fireworks show starting at 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21. Free. (800) 218-0008 or www. moreinparadise.com.Classical Concert The Bach Ensemble performs instrumental and choral works by Bach and Mozart at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, in The Bower Chapel at Moorings Park. 120 Moorings Park Drive. 732-1055 or www.thebachensemble.org. Chamber Concert CAPA hosts the Ars Nova string ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, at the David and Cecile Wang Opera Center. 2408 Linwood Ave. 775-2800 or www.capacenter.org. The Gambler Kenny Rogers performs at 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.Nazi Games Hodges University presents a lecture about the 1936 Berlin Olympics from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Jan. 24. 2655 Northbrooke Drive. 5986153 or www.hodges.edu.Empress of Soul Gladys Knight performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org. Hostile Olympics Hodges University hosts a lecture about the 1936 Berlin Olympics from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Jan. 26. $10. 2647 Professional Way. 598-6153 or www.hodges.edu. Dream Peace Hodges University debuts an exhibit of works by artist Myra Roberts titled Dream Peace: Images of Holocaust Horrors and Heroes on Thursday, Jan. 26. The works will be on display through March. Free. (800) 4668017 or www.hodges.edu. Art Reception FGCUs Bower School of Music & the Arts hosts an opening reception and lecture for the exhibition Matthew Shlian: Telemetry from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, in the U. Tobe Hall. Free. 590-7199 or artgallery. fgcu.edu. Choose Your Rock The audience votes for the music it wants when Billy McGuigan and his band perform works by rocks biggest stars at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, at ArtisNaples. 5971900 or www.artisnaples.org. Chickee Chat Naples Historical Society hosts a talk about the history of Everglades Wonder Gardens from 11 a.m. to noon, Friday, Jan. 27. 137 12th Ave. S. 261-8164 or www.napleshistoricalsociety.org.Bluegrass Strings Award-winning guitarist Richard Smith performs from 7-10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at Agave. Free. 2380 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 598-3473 or www.richardsmithmusic.com. Composer Tribute TheatreZone presents Valerie Lemon singing works by Academy Award-winning composer Marvin Hamlisch at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at G&L Theater. $55-$125. 13275 Livingston Road. (888) 966-3352 or www. theatrezone-florida.com. Masterworks Pianist Kirill Gerstein joins the Naples Philharmonic for a program of works by Weber, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 27-28, at Artis Naples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples. org. All-American Party Ave Maria hosts Great American Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Ave Maria Town Center. 352-3903 or www.avemaria.com.Chalk It Up Fifth Avenue South hosts Chalk Art 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, when local artists, residents and businesses create original works on the famed thoroughfare. Enjoy live music, food and shopping. Free to attend. 692-8436 or www.fifthavenuesouth.com. Soups On Harry Chapin Food Bank hosts the 11th annual Empty Bowls lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at Cambier Park. Guests can purchase a handmade bowl and fill it with soup provided by one of more than 50 participating restaurants to help the food bank feed the areas hungry population. $20. 591-8848 or www.emptybowlsnaples.org. Youth Concert The Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra performs at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org. Joe Mullins and The Radio Ramblers perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at the David and Cecile Wang Opera Center. $30-$35. 2408 Linwood Ave. www.bluewaterbluegrass.com.
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A Century of Show Tunes Veteran Broadway vocalists perform works by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber and more at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, at Artis Naples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.Sunday Jazz Dick Hyman performs works by Henry Mancini at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, at ArtisNaples. 5971900 or www.artisnaples.org. Choral Concert Voices of Naples presents With a Voice of Singing at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, at First Presbyterian Church of Naples. Free, but freewill offering appreciated. 250 Sixth St. S. 4552582 or voicesofnaples.org. Artist Talk Hodges University hosts a chat with painter Myra Roberts about her Florida images and works of social commentary from 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan 31. 2647 Professional Way. $10. 5986153 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Doo-Be-Doo The Doo Wop Project performs Tuesday through Saturday, Jan. 31-Feb. 3, at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org. Latin Jazz Steve Uschers Tropical Jazz featuring Winnie Purple performs at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, at the David and Cecile Wang Opera Center. 2408 Linwood Ave. 775-2800 or www. capacenter.org. Sunset Concert Friends of Lovers Key presents local singer/songwriters Alan Bradford, Dave Clayton and Bill Veach from 3:45 p.m. to sunset Thursday, Feb. 2. Free with regular park entry. 4634588 or www.friendsofloverskey.org. Kids Concert Award-winning childrens entertainer Ellen Allard, known for popular songs like Driving in My Car and Rattlin Bog, performs at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at Temple Shalom. 4630 Pine Ridge Road. 455-3227 or www. naplestemple.org. Mozart in Naples Gulfshore Opera presents Mozart concert arias and other vocal gems on Friday, Feb. 3, in the Daniels Pavilion at ArtisNaples. 529-3925 or www.gulfshoreopera.org.Bluegrass Concert Russell Moore and IIIrd Time Out take the stage at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at the David and Cecile Wang Opera Center. 2408 Linwood Ave. www.bluewaterbluegrass. com. Tickling the Ivories Pianist Dror Biran performs classical pieces with the Naples Orchestra and Chorus at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, at Golden Gate High School. 2925 Titan Way. $18-$20. 298-7911 or www. naplesorchestraandchorus.com.Classical by Kids The Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra performs at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org. Big Band Concert Stardust Memories Big Band performs from 7-9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, at Cambier Park. 8237240.Around Town The Naples Philharmonic performs Mozarts Symphony No. 39 and Tchaikovskys Mozartiana at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, at First Presbyterian Church Bonita Springs and 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at United Church of Marco Island. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org. Heart Song CAPA presents a Valentines Day chamber concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, at the David and Cecile Wang Opera Center. 2408 Linwood Ave. 75-2800 or www.capacenter.org. Moonlight on the Water Collier-Seminole State Park hosts nighttime canoe trips from 8:30-10:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 8-9. $35, reservations required. 20200 Tamiami Trail E. 394-3397 or www.floridastateparks.org. Art Reception The Friends of Rookery Bay and the United Arts Council host an opening reception for the annual photography exhibition from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8. 300 Tower Road. 530-5940 or www.rookerybay.org. Tribunal Talk Hodges University presents a lecture about the Nuremberg trials from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb. 9. 2655 Northbrooke Drive. 598-6153 or www.hodges.edu. Ocean Talk Oceanographer and author Ellen Prager talks about how she blends ocean science and entertainment from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center. $20 for members, $25 for others. 300 Tower Road. 530-5940 or www. rookerybay.org. Free Bird Lynyrd Skynyrd performs at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at Germain Arena with special guests Outlaw and Blackfoot. $40-$80. 9487825 or www. germainarena.com. Cool Winter Nights Collier County Sheriffs Office hosts a family fun night with a bounce house, rock climbing and video games on an inflatable screen and more from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at Golden Gate Middle School. 774-4434 or www.colliersheriff.org. Walk On By Dionne Warwick performs at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at Seminole Casino Immokalee. $95. (800) 218-0007 or www.moreinparadise.com. Crackin Claws The Everglades Seafood Festival returns to Everglades City Friday through Sunday, Feb. 10-12. 695-2277 or www.evergladesseafoodfestival.org. Email calendar listings and high-resolution photos to Lindsey Nesmith at email@example.com. Please send Word or text documents and jpgs with time, date, location, cost and contact information. No pdfs or photos of fliers. Deadline for calendar submissions is noon Monday. No phone calls, please. Multiple Grammy Award-winning singer/ songwriter Michael Bolton performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.
C10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 22-28, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY ARTS COMMENTARYGirls! Girls! Girls!I have a relative who regularly refers to women as girls. We live in more enlightened times, but hes in his 70s, and I guess old habits die hard. Its disconcerting, though. Hell be telling a story and refer to someone as a girl, and then hell mention her doing something adult, such as driving, or working or getting married. And then I have to adjust my thinking: hes not talking about a girl, hes talking about a woman. Its like being in a time warp and living back in the s or s. He doesnt refer to males of similar age as boys, though. Like this relative, the publishing industry seems fixated on the word girl. Though novels with girl in the title have been published previously (The Girl With the Pearl Earring based on the famous painting by Vermeer, was a bestseller), the trend really took off with the overwhelmingly popular The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo series. All three titles in the trilogy refer to The Girl. Even the fourth book the publishing industry released in the series (written by another author, as original author Stieg Larsson is dead) has The Girl in its title: The Girl in the Spider Web. But now theres a tsunami of titles with girl in the title. And thats kind of ironic, as the title of Mr. Larssons first novel, in Swedish, was actually called Men Who Hate Women. Not a girl in sight.In a sly nod to The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, comic Amy Schumer called her own book The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo. And actress Taraji P. Henson, who plays the outrageous, outspoken Cookie on the hit TV series Empire, titled her own memoir, which just came out this fall, Around the Way Girl. Looking over the stack of books Ive recently borrowed from the library, theres Nowhere Girl, a mystery, (chosen because it looks interesting, not because of its title), and Last Girl Before Freeway: The Life, Loves, Losses and Liberation of Joan Rivers by Leslie Bennetts. The latter, a biography of the late comedian, refers to a self-deprecating joke Ms. Rivers told early in her career: Im the last single girl in Larchmont. My mother is desperate. She has a sign up: Last Girl Before Freeway. I have some other female-related titles from the library too, one with daughter in it (The Blind Astronomers Daughter) and two with wife in the title. (The Imperial Wife and A Wife of Nobel Character.) I dont pick my books based on whether it has the word girl in it.But the publishing industry seems to think that it will appeal to readers. Theres Lab Girl, a best-selling memoir by scientist Hope Jahren, who built three laboratories in which to study trees, flowers, seeds and soil. And the bestselling mystery The Girl on the Train, which was also made into a movie. And of course there was Gillian Flynns Gone Girl, which was also a bestselling mystery made into a movie. Another popular bestselling novel, by Emma Cline, is simply called The Girls. (Its about a young woman who gets involved in a Charles Manson-like cult in California.) Glancing through my local librarys new fiction section, I found The Girls, as well as Carl Hiaasens newest novel, Razor Girl. (Ten years ago, Mr. Hiaasen released another novel with the word girl in it: Nature Girl.) Also on the shelves: The Crow Girl, a Swedish crime thriller by Erik Axl Sund (a pseudonym for two authors) and a couple of girl and coat books: The Girl in the Red Coat by Kate Hamer, about a young girl who gets separated from her mother, as well as The Girl in the Blue Coat, by Monica Hesse, set in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam. There was also Lilac Girls, by Martha Hall Kelly. This historical novel tells the story of Polish women whod been imprisoned at Ravensbruck concentration camp, and how US philanthropist/former actress Caroline Ferraday brought them to America. The Flood Girls, a debut novel by Richard Fifield, is set in small-town Montana. The title refers to the towns all-women softball team thats never enjoyed a winning season. The shelves also held How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran, a coming-of-age novel by Caitlin Moran (who previously wrote How to Be a Woman.) There are numerous other girl books too. Jacqueline Woodson titled her National Book Award-winning memoir-in-verse Brown Girl Dreaming. There are two books called Girl in the Dark. One is Anna Lyndseys memoir, which tells of developing a severe sensitivity to light. The other is Marion Pauws thriller, told in alternating voices. Then there are Girls on Fire by Robin Wasserman and The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Regan, The Girl Who Slept With God by Val Brelinski and The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson, who also wrote The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared. You might think with all these girls, the trend would move on to something else. But Im aware of two more titles thatll be published in 2017: The Girl Who Stayed and The Girl Who Knew Too Much. Im hoping for at least one more: Dont Call Me Girl. Of interestChristmas is coming up soon. And Theatre Conspiracy is offering a holiday show that looks like fun. Angela Pierre & the Motown 4 Christmas Special runs through Dec. 23 at the Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. Tickets are $24 ($11 for students with ID.) For more information, call 939-2787 or go to www.artinlee.org. If you like celebrating your holidays with a more soulful, old-school sound, this is for you. e t M s e w nancySTETSONnstetson@floridaweekly.com 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
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His friends/colleagues (Norton, Winslet, Michael Pena) then recruit three actors to represent Love (Keira Knightley), Death (Helen Mirren) and Time (Jacob Latimore) to connect with Howard and help any way they can. Its told with the same tone as A Christmas Carol, so its a nice mixture of seriousness and levity. And you can see the cast loving the material. This is a feelgood tale with a perfectly timed holiday season release. Rated PG-13.La La Land (Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, J.K. Simmons) Aspiring jazz pianist Sebastian (Gosling) meets aspiring actress Mia (Stone) in modern-day L.A., and the two fall in love while trying to find career success. Writer/director Damien Chazelle (Whiplash) tells the story as a classic Hollywood musical, and the result is absolutely stunning. Its a great movie. Rated PG-13.Nocturnal Animals (Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Aaron Taylor-Johnson) An art gallery owner (Ms. Adams) receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband (Mr. Gyllenhaal) that isnt based on true events, but nonetheless makes her think about their past. Writer/director Tom Ford nicely plays with the question of how art imitates reality, and the performances are solid, especially Gyllenhaal. Rated R.Manchester By The Sea (Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler) A Boston handyman (Mr. Affleck) returns to his hometown of nearby Manchester by the Sea, Mass., to care for his nephew (Lucas Hedges) after his brother (Mr. Chandler) dies. The acting is excellent, and the story from writer/ director Kenneth Lonergan is expertly told. Its one of the best films of the year. Rated R.Man Down 1/2(Shia LaBeouf, Gary Oldman, Kate Mara) A Marine (Mr. LaBeouf) suffers from PTSD and searches post-apocalyptic America for his lost wife (Ms. Mara) and son (Charlie Shotwell). Its has notable flaws, but Mr. LaBeoufs performance and a strong ending make it worth a look. Rated R.Bad Santa 2 (Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Cox, Kathy Bates) Willie (Mr. Thornton) and Marcus (Mr. Cox) team with Willies mother (Ms. Bates) to steal $2 million from a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve. Its vile, offensive and unfunny, and spoils memories of the subversively hilarious 2003 original. Rated R.Bleed 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. 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. 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. Its slow at times, but it also 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; the problem 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.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 22-28, 2016 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C17 239.348.7362 dr-pena.comLocated at Exit 107, off I-75 6370 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 101 Naples, Florida 34119MANUEL PEA, M.D.Board Certi ed Plastic Surgeon for the reduction of cellulite and fat. Cavi-Lipo reduces fat cells, improves cellulite areas and tightens skin. Naples First Medispa$99 Introductory Offer Includes Consultation and ONE 30 Minute Session 5 5 6 6 scott SIMMONS firstname.lastname@example.org Seminole designs offer a peek at tribal traditions COLLECTORS CORNERBought: Antiques & Memories, 1788 Fowler St., Fort Myers; 226-1992. Cost: $28 for the pair. The skinny: I own dozens of the Seminole dolls with which most folks are familiar small figures made with palmetto fiber, dressed in patchwork and sold at fairs and on reservations across South Florida. But this my first set of clothespin dolls dressed as Seminoles. Brown cloth covers the tops of the wooden pins. Instead of the black cotton fabric traditional dolls have for hair, these have embroidered coifs, but they boast the colorful patchwork and rickrack one sees on dolls made after the 1960s. Are they tribal? Or were they a project by someone from outside one of the tribes? The mystery is part of what makes them interesting. And, either way, theyre a nice addition to the collection. THE FIND:When I was a boy, the Southwest Florida Fair was a magical place. It was at Terry Park in Fort Myers not far from our Rainbow Groves neighborhood and the sights were splendid, at least in this childs eyes. It was there that I rode a merry-goround for the first time and took a spin on the Ferris wheel. And it was there that I first laid eyes on the marvelous patchwork clothing of the Seminole and Miccosukee people who came to the fair to sell skirts, jackets and the palmetto fiber dolls for which they were known. To me, the members of the tribes, who came over from Brighton and up from Immokalee, were monumental in stature. The only thing missing from the womens full skirts was hoops to make them appear ever larger. The dolls were a good introduction to the community, which first began making them early in the 20th century to sell to tourists traveling the newly constructed Tamiami Trail. The earlier dolls were quite elaborate, with patchwork outfits and embroidered faces. Some have articulated arms and legs and sculpted, dimensional noses; most are a simple doll whose body is concealed by the fanciful dress. The tribes began using patchwork on doll clothing in 1933, when Deaconess Harriet Bedell started working with the Seminole and Miccosukee at the Glade Cross Mission in Everglades City, according to the Florida Museum of Natural History. The deaconess encouraged them to make patchwork and name their designs. She thought this would make their work more appealing to tourists, with designs of Fire, Rain and Rain and Storm. Rickrack, used later in the production of the dolls, was not allowed at first because Bedell thought it was unauthentic, according to the museum. I find the dolls amazing, regardless of how they are trimmed. You can examine an early doll and recognize the stitches of the old treadle and hand-cranked sewing machines. That takes me back to a day when the roads of South Florida were unpaved, the land was unspoiled and most of the area still was regarded as wilderness. A pair of clothespin dolls dressed as SeminolesSCOTT SIMMONS / FLORIDA WEEKLYThe origins of these clothespin dolls dressed in Seminole garb may remain a mystery.
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Void where prohibited. Original coupon must be redeemed at time of rental. Pick-up subject to geographic and other restrictions. Enterprise, Well Pick You Up and the e logo are registered trademarks of Enterprise Rent-A-Car. 2016 Enterprise Rent-A-Car. H00616 8/16TRUCKINFrom page 1The new band performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, at the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. I got to thinking about halfway through 2015, I aint dead yet, Mr. Trucks said in a phone interview from his second home in West Palm Beach. So I told my wife, Im going to head back over (to the United States) and put together another band. And we are going to play music like the Allman Brothers did, because nobody else is doing it. The musicians he found for his Freight Train Band include a pair with noteworthy resumes: Guitarist/singer Damon Fowler has recorded five blues-centered solo albums and is part of the blues supergroup Southern Hospitality. Keyboardist Bruce Katz leads his own band and over the course of a three-decade career has performed on more than 70 albums by other artists. Joining those core members are guitarist Chris Vitarello (also a member of the Bruce Katz Band), guitarist/singer Heather Gillis, percussionist Garrett Dawson and guitarist Matt Walker. The main aspect of the Allman Brothers that Mr. Trucks wanted to revive was the kind of spontaneous improvisation of that groups concerts, especially when the groups original lineup was together (from 1969 until original guitarist and bandleader Duane Allmans death in a motorcycle accident on Oct. 29, 1971). The one thing I pound into every one of them is to go back and listen to the Allman Brothers Fillmore East up until the time that Duane died. Thats when we were really, really, really innovating, Mr. Trucks said. When we were playing, you never knew what was going to happen next. After Mr. Allmans death, he said, guitarist/singer Dickey Betts kind of took us from that jazz direction in a country direction, and that spontaneity just kind of went by the wayside. And I hate to say it, he adds, but I think the worst thing that ever happened to the Allman Brothers was success. The Allman Brothers Band, in fact, enjoyed its greatest success after the deaths of Mr. Allman and bassist Barry Oakley (who died in a 1972 motorcycle accident). A revamped lineup made the 1973 album Brothers and Sisters, which topped the charts, produced the hit single Ramblin Man and turned the Allman Brothers into one of the biggest bands going in the mid-1970s. But drug use, internal issues and other problems split the band in 1976. The group reunited from 1978 to 1982, split again, and then reformed in 1989, eventually settling into a post-2000 lineup anchored by Gregg Allman and guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks (Butchs nephew). Although the October 2014 shows were billed as the final shows for the group, Gregg Allman, in an interview with this writer last summer, said he could see the Allman Brothers Band reuniting for a tour next year or in 2018. Butch Trucks isnt ruling out the idea, but said Gregg Allmans health (he had to cancel a run of shows with ZZ Top this past summer) will be a key factor. I would love to do one more round, he said of an Allman Brothers reunion tour. I would absolutely love it. As it is, hes loving what hes hearing and seeing on stage with his Freight Train Band. In particular, he feels the Freight Train Band is recapturing some of the spontaneity and adventurous spirit of the original Allman Brothers Band. The bands live repertoire which includes several Allman Brothers classics, a few covers and songs written by the band members is suited to the kind of improvisation and unpredictability Mr. Trucks treasured in the early Allman Brothers Band concerts. He noted that Ms. Gillis is asserting herself as third guitarist and following the lead of Les Brers, a second new group Mr. Trucks started that includes several Allman Brothers alumni. She (Ms. Gillis) started coming to listen to Les Brers, and (guitarists) Jack Pearson and Pat Berguson, they play like Duane and Dickey did back in those early days, he said. One of them will be playing, and the other one will hear something and hell just step right in theyll start trading stuff and intertwining stuff its different all the damn time. Now, he adds, Ms. Gillis does the same thing when she hears her Freight Train band mates doing something. Then before you know it, youll have all three of them throwing licks around. Its really incredible. Butch Trucks and the Freight Train Band>> When: 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30 >> Where: Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs, 10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs >> Tickets: $40, $45, $50 >> Info: 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org PHOTOS COURTESY OF LEGARE ROBERTSON FOUNDING MUSICThe main aspect of the Allman Brothers band that Butch Trucks wanted to revive was spontaneous improvisation. The band is recapturing some of the adventurous spirit of the Allmans, Butch Trucks said.TAD ISCH / COURTESY PHOTO Butch Trucks was itching to hit the road.
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C24 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 22-28, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 829 Airport Road North Naples, FL 34104 239.643.2292naplesboatmart.com 6 6 Best Place To Put You On The Water.In business for over 25 years, were committed to selling only the highest quality products, like Grady-White boats, and backing them with world-class customer service. gradywhite.com The fourth annual Visionaries of the Visual Arts awards and benefit dinner presented by the Harmon-Meek Gallery takes place Tuesday, Jan. 10, at the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club. 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 entirely underwritten by the gallery, with 100 percent of contributions from tickets, table patrons and program advertising benefitting atrisk 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The Guadalupe Center holds its signature gala, Dazzle, on Wednesday, Jan. 11, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. Guests will meet high school students from the centers Tutor Corps program, enjoy a performance by the centers youngest students and dance the night away to the Robert Williamson Band. Up for bidding in the live auction: a dinner party for 12 at the James Beard House in New York City, including a behindthe-scenes tour and meet-and-greet with the evenings chef and his team, and two nights at the Grand Hyatt New York in Midtown; a Pebble Beach golfand-dine package with four nights in an ocean-view room at The Inn on Spanish Bay and entrance to the Pebble Beach Food and Wine Festival; a 10-day Crystal Cruise for four down the Danube, including a luxury overnight in Vienna as well as wine tastings in Drnstein and tours of Salzburg, Melk, and Bratislava; and a ladies diamond watch designed by Bill Boyajian of Port Royal Jewelers. Dazzle sponsors include the Moglia Family Foundation on behalf of Amy and Paul Heuerman, Ametek Foundation, Arthrex, City Mattress, David Meyer Trust, J.P. Morgan, Lee Health Foundation, London Bay Homes, Luma Capital, Merrill Lynch Private Bank, Seminole Casino and TD Ameritrade. For tickets or more information, call 657-7124 or visit www.guadalupecenter.org. 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. Get out 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. Tickets are $550. For more information, call Jennifer Denike at 304-3505 or email email@example.com. An Evening in Paris, the 11th annual Wishmakers Ball to benefit Make-A-Wish 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. For more information, visit www.wishmakersball.net. Youth Haven welcomes singer/ songwriter and Walk to Beautiful author Jimmy Wayne as guest speaker for its seventh annual Home, Hope and Healing luncheon set for Wednesday, Jan. 18, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. Mr. Wayne is an award winning singer/songwriter with hits such as Stay Gone, Paper Angels and Do You Believe Me Now. His New York Times best-selling Walk To Beautiful chronicles his journey through foster care and his walk halfway across America in 2010 to raise awareness for at-risk children. Luncheon chairs are Steve and Jill Miller. Tickets for $300 are available at www.youthhavenswfl.org/ events. Various sponsorship opportunities are available. For sponsorship information, call Angela Navarro at 687-5178 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Naples Music Club holds its annual gala Friday, Jan. 19, at the Naples Yacht Club. This years theme is Jazz on the Bay. The evening includes wine and savory bites and music by Jerry Stawski and His Trio. Tickets are $150, with proceeds benefitting the clubs student music outreach programs. For tickets or more information, call 3849205 or visit www.naplesmusicclub.org. 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. 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. Tickets start at $350. For more information, call Signe Larson at 9639050, email email@example.com or visit www.operanaples.org. 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 co-chairs 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The second annual Fostering Change Luncheon and Style Show hosted by Friends of Foster Children Forever is set for 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, at Wyndemere Country Club. Guests will be treated to a champagne reception with boutique shopping before the lunch and runway show of fashions by several Naples shops. FFCF board member Rosemary Hammar is the event chair; Krista Fogelsong of ABC7 News will emcee. Sponsors include FineMark National Bank & Trust and media sponsor, eBella Magazine. Tickets for $125 can be purchased at www.friendsoffosterchildren.net. For more information, call Gisela Estrada at 262-1808 or email email@example.com. Fun Time Early Childhood Academy holds its annual gala Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. This years theme is Step Up to the Plate. Game time is 6 p.m. for cocktails and the silent auction. Dinner and a live auction are followed by the drawing for a David Yurman diamond cuff and a Starburst pendant from Bigham Jewelers. Live auction items include a week for two aboard the WORLD (World Residences at Sea), a golf package for two at the Fairmont Scottsdale (Arizona) and a Celebrity Cruises/Betty Maclean Travel Caribbean cruise for two. Sponsors include Shirley Hulse and Arthrex. Honorary chairs are Peter and Sue Manion; event chair is Mary Frey and vice chair is Robin Larkin. Tickets start at $300. For reservations or more information, call 261-8284 or visit www. FunTimeAcademy.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 Wont 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. SAVE THE DATE
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C26 WEEK OF DECEMBER 22-28, 2016 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY (239) 529-3813 Open Monday Saturday 950 1ST AVE N. (in Naples Design District) republicofdecor.com A CURATED DESTINATION FEATURING THE BEST, MOST STYLISH, HOLIDAY GIFTS The Show www.bobharden.comNews and commentary you can use to help you enjoy life on the Paradise Coast.Streamed live, Monday-Friday, 7-8 a.m. The show is archived for your listening convenience. Brought to you in part by like us on facebook The English Speaking Union holds its 26th annual Churchill Dinner the evening of Wednesday, March 8, at a private club in Port Royal. Guest of honor Matthew Prichard, the only grandchild of Agatha Christie, will present Dame Agatha Christie: The Woman Behind the Legend. Mr. Prichard recently retired as chairman of Agatha Christie Limited, where he worked for many years looking after the copyrights of his grandmothers works. A generous patron of the arts, he has supported numerous organizations through his proceeds from The Mousetrap, the longest running play in Britain, the copyrights of which were given to him on his 9th birthday. Tickets are $200, with proceeds support the ESUs British universities summer scholarship programs, teacher inservice programs, playwriting workshops and a Shakespeare competition for local high school students. For reservations or more information, call Karen Lannan and 330-2533 or visit www.esuus.org/naples. 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 6428800 or email email@example.com. 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 impact on the lives of students through mentoring, leadership, collaboration and community involvement with educators and students. The 2016-17 Night of Champions honorees are: MJ Adams, Della BurtBradley, 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. SAVE THE DATE
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 22-28, 2016 C27 Fort Myers 239-437-8480 North Fort Myers 239-997-3784 Bonita Springs 239-676-9911 Naples 239-643-7070 TIME TO GET GIFTING!ORDER A FRESHLY-CRAFTED HOLIDAY GIFT TODAY! edible.comTo order, please call or visit: CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION GIFT SET CALL OUR STORES FOR OUR LATEST SPECIALS! TOYS FOR TOTS DONATION CENTERBRING IN AN UNWRAPPED TOY AND GET A FREE SMOOTHIE OR FRUIT SUNDAE! www.facebook.com/EdibleNaples LIKE US ON FACEBOOK CHRISTMAS TREE BOUQUET HOLIDAY SWIZZLE BERRIES 239.948.PUCK FloridaEverblades.comUPCOMING GAMES WED, JAN 4 AT 7:30 FRI, JAN 6 AT 7:30Sponsored byJANUARY 7 AT 7:00 VS FRIDAYSKIDS EAT FREEAt Breakaway Sports Pub 239.948.7825x1202WEDNESDAYS$2 BEER WINE & DOGSSATURDAYS 5-7PMFREE TAILGATE PARTY Live Music + Bounce Houses Food & Beverage Available BUY ANY 16-17 TICKET PACK & RECEIVE A $20 GIFT CARD FROM Limited time offer. Valid on any new any game any time, select, or full package purchase. Collier Child Care Resources holds its fifth annual Big Impressions by Little Artists from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 5, at the Hilton Naples. This years artwork will be inspired by the natural environment in harmony with CCCRs arts-based program and follows the Reggio Emilia educational philosophy. Creations by the children of CCCRs early childhood development programs, the works of local artists plus other items will be featured in live and silent auctions. Rick Gallo will serve as live auctioneer. The event will also include CCCRs annual Family Friendly Business Awards. Co-chairs are Lisa Gruenloh of Purpose Journey and Kathy Bamberg of Lutgert Insurance. Tickets for $75 are available by calling 643-3908 or by visiting www.collierchildcare.org. For information about sponsorship opportunities, email Dianne Reed at firstname.lastname@example.org. Big Impressions by Little Artists is hosted by the CCCR Business 100, a group of local businesses that support CCCRs mission and programs by making an annual donation to benefit its four child development programs. CCCR operates two centers in Naples Childs Path (ages 2-5) and Little Wonders (ages 1-5) as well as A Step Up Child Development Centers at Golden Gate and Immokalee high schools for preschoolers of teen parents who are completing their high school education. 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. The Kind Mariners Ball: An Evening on the Emerald Isle to benefit the Freedom Waters Foundation takes place Saturday, March 11, at the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club. All who share a passion for boating and helping others are welcome. Proceeds will support the foundations efforts to help more than 1,500 children with special needs and veterans to enjoy the therapeutic effects of being out on the water. Tickets for $300 are available at www.kindmarinersball.com. Email details about your charity gala or fundraising soiree to Cindy Pierce at email@example.com. SAVE THE DATE thirdstreetsouth.com 239.434.6533CHRISTMAS ON THIRDFor Gorgeous Gifts, Fabulous Fashions and Memorable Meals, Join Your Friends And Neighbors at Third Street South and its Avenues THIRD STREET SOUTH ANTIQUES, GALLERIES AND AUCTIONS NAMHSILGNE EH T I MODERN RESTAURANTS, CAFES AND GOURMET FOOD CAMPIELLO 0 00000000 RISTORANT JANES REST AURANT ON 0000000000 OLD NAPLES PUB 00000000000000 THE CONTINENTAL 0000 IDGWAY BAR & GRILL SEA SALT BARBATELLA TOMMY BAHAMA 000 TONYS OFF THIRD FASHION 000000 THE BEACH HOUSE OF NAPLES 00000 EILEEN FISHER J. MCLAUGHLIN 00000000000 JOHN CRAIG LEGGIADRO 0 00000000000 C. ORRICO MARISSA COLLECTIONS 0000000000000 PRATTS SHOE SALON RELAX 000000000000 TOMMY BAHAMA 00000000000000000 ISLAND COMPANY MAUS & HOFFMAN 0000000000000000000 OLD NAPLES SURF SHOP SARA CAMPBELL 00000000000000000 INTERIORS, GARDENS AND GIFTS A MANO 000000000000000000000 GATTLES GRETCHEN SCOTT 00000000000000000000000 JEWELRY JOSE ARAGON JEWELERS 0000 00000000000000000 00000000000000000 CLEOPATRAS BARGE FINE JEWELRY UNIQUE 00000000000000000000000 BOUTIQUE SALONS GLOSS NAPLES 0000000000000000000 GOURMET FOOD JANES RESTAURANT ON THIRD 00000000000000000000000000
C28 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 22-28, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY I Do... Hilton Naples(239) 659-3108 | naples.hilton.com 5111 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, Florida, 34103 IS YOUR PREFERRED DATE AVAILABLE?Celebrate your special day at the Hilton Naples. Our elegant, upscale hotel o ers all-inclusive packages from 10 to 300 guests. Whether you envision an intimate ceremony on the beach with close friends and family, or a lavish reception, let our wedding professionals make your wedding dreams come true. Contact us today for venue availability. New packages including Chiavari chairs now available! SHANNON QUINN Special Events Managersquinn@cooperhotels.com(239) 659-3108COURTESY PHOTOS PEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKL Like us on Facebook.com/NaplesFloridaWeekly to see more photos. We take more society and business networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. Send us your society and business networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. Email them to cpierce@ oridaweekly.com. SOCIETY 1. Erin Brahms, Jessica Santella, Ronald Santella and Giselle Caleja 2. Debra Mahr, Angela Navarro and Ana Mejia 3. Austin Trenholm and Laura Trenholm 4. Lisa Lovetto 5. Nicole Perry and Derek Perry 6. Eileen Foster and Don Foster 1. Cliff Weidner, Don Feiman and Dick Miller 2. Paul Ciccarelli and Neri Ciccarelli 3. Shirley Blanchard and Gene Blanchard 4. Janys Foley 5. Ira Dash and Diane Halas 6. Blanche Coffey and Joan Geoghegan 1 1 2 2 4 4 3 3 5 5 6 6Cruising the Caribbean with the Bentley Village Foundation Thomas Riley Studio unveils Youth Haven Art House
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 22-28, 2016 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C29 239 435 1166 1177 THIRD STREET SOUTH, NAPLES FLORIDA CAMPIELLO.DAMICO.COM239 213 3357 494 FIFTH AVENUE SOUTH, NAPLES FLORIDA CAFELURCAT.COM239. 598 0887 MERCATO, NAPLES 9123 STRADA PLACE MASA-RESTAURANT.COM 239 659 0007 1205 THIRD STREET SOUTH, NAPLES FLORIDA DAMICOSCONTINENTAL.COMEarly Dining Menu2 Courses $28.95 5-6pmRegional MenuOur Regional menu changes monthly. Come in and enjoy a taste of Italy!HAPPY HOURSunday-Thursday: 3pm-6pm Friday & Saturday: 3pm-6pm & 11pm-CloseSUNDAY DATE NIGHT3-Course Dinner $50 per coupleEARLY DININGDaily 5-6 PM 2-Courses $22.95Happy HourDaily 4-6pm & 10pm-close $5 Wine, Beer, AppetizersEarly DiningDaily 5-6pm 3 Courses $26.95BrunchSaturday & Sunday 11am-2pm Family Style $24.95Ave n ue on th5 All bottle beer, select wines & select margaritas $6 Food Menu DAILY 5-6 PMEarl Dnin Men2-Courses $29.95FeaturinSTEAK&LOBSTERDAILYLi MusibLINK MONTANA Tuesday-Saturday nights RICK HOWARD TRIO Sunday days and Monday nightsIVAN SELIGMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLY Like us on Facebook.com/NaplesFloridaWeekly to see more photos. We take more society and business networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. Send us your society and business networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. Email them to cpierce@ oridaweekly.com. SOCIETYHoliday fun with Friends of Opera Naples 1. Allison Lieske, Jule Lieske, Monica Wilson and Addison Tyler 2. Jerry Goldberg as the Grinch with young singers 3. Larry Ost and Louise Ost 4. Brad Heiges, Nancy Nicoletti and Alfred Arbogast 5. Carla Olla, Cindy Gayer and Jeri Blair 6. Cindy Stegemann, Scott Herstin and Becky Kristof 7. Eugene Lidow, Natasha Lidow, Amy Zusmanovich and Alex Zusmanovich 8. Michael Mueller, Janice Mueller, Gerry McBride and Taryn Cafiero-McBride 9. Marsha Poster, Jane Macksood, Sharon Cassidy, Becky ODonnell and Candace Cassidy 10. Nelly Odenwalder, Liz Hillman and Alfred Arbogast 11. Shirley Pessl and Richard Diedrich 1 4 7 10 11 2 5 8 3 6 9
C30 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 22-28, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Favorite Day Spa This Holidays Perfect Gift for the Special Ones in your life who need to relax! SOCIETY 1 1 2 2 4 6 3 5 4 6 7 3 5 David Lawrence Center kicks off Dancing through the Decades The Salvation Armys Doing the Most Good Civic LuncheonLike us on Facebook.com/NaplesFloridaWeekly to see more photos. We take more society and business networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. Send us your society and business networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. Email them to cpierce@ oridaweekly.com. 1. The Salvation Army Kidz Chorus Performs 2. Maj. Dan Proctor and Gabrielle Shirley 3. Sheila Zellers 4. Jodi Bertholdt, Martin de St. Pierre and Polly Keller 5. Capt. Andrew Miller 6. Lois Sabatino and Joanne Hobin 1. Jackie Cronacher, Monica McVicker and Jenny Sutton 2. John Steffan, Vi Steffan and Joie Wilson 3. Neil Tobler, Linda Malone and Robert Price 4. Reg Buxton, Sandra Buxton, Diane McGinty, Ron McGinty and Sue Dalton 5. Russell Budd, Mary Beth Crawford and Walter Crawford 6. Scott Burgess and Caroline Ridgway 7. Susan Stielow and Robin StranahanHANA SNAJDROVA / FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTOS
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 22-28, 2016 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C31 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 OccasionsCHARLIE MCDONALD PHOTOGRAPHY / FLORIDA WEEKLY Like us on Facebook.com/NaplesFloridaWeekly to see more photos. We take more society and business networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. Send us your society and business networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. Email them to cpierce@ oridaweekly.com. SOCIETYThe Immokalee Foundation Charity Classic Gala 1. Jill Giles and Jeremy Giles 2. Carol Lund and Tom Lund 3. John Brown and Jamie Glass 4. Byron Donalds and Erika Donalds 5. Sonja Brown, Sonia McDonald and Mac McDonald 6. Ellen ONeill, Mintzy Lee and Don ONeill 7. Gale Pearce 8. Joyce Kerridge and Jim Kerridge 9. Teri Evans, Shelly Stayer and Linda Malone 1 4 7 9 2 5 8 3 CHA RLIE M C D O NALD PH O T OG RAPHY / FL O RIDA WEEKL Y businessnetworkingphotosatareaeventsthanwecantinthenewspaper Mintzy Lee and Mark Trejo 6
CUISINE NEWS Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar always has little gifts for us that come in the form of seasonal cocktail recipes. While the concoctions are available at the bar for a limited time, we love that they share what we need to enjoy the cocktails in the comfort of home. This months featured drink, the Eggnog Coconut Martini, calls to mind Puerto Ricos traditional Christmas brew, the coquito, with its generous use of coconut. While the island cocktail uses only rum for its holiday buzz, the one from Tommy Bahama calls for a bit of whiskey as well. Happy holidays! Coconut Eggnog Martini 1 part Jim Beam 1 part Cruzan coconut rum 2 parts coconut eggnog (see below) Shake all ingredients well with ice, strain into a martini glass and sprinkle with nutmeg. For the coconut eggnog, combine: 5 egg yolks cup sugar 1 cup heavy cream 2 cups coconut milk Pinch of salt 1 tsp vanilla tsp nutmeg Bonehook Brewing Co. has opened at Creekside Corners, serving 20 housebrewed craft beers. A grand opening starting at noon Saturday, Jan. 7, will feature live music by The Good Bad Kids and Grateful Jed, giveaways and special releases of new beers. The brewery is at 1514 Immokalee Road. Call 631-8522 or follow Bonehood Brewing Co. on Facebook. Caf Lurcat & Bars new Voyage menu features modern Indian selections such as Goan spiced prawns, coconutcurry leaf soup with crab pakora and somosas with lamb and octopus. Hurry in, as its offered only for a limited time. 494 Fifth Ave. S. 213-3357 or www. cafelurcat.com. Want to work on your skills in the kitchen? Here are some cooking classes on the front burner: The Good Life of Naples 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road; 514-4663 or www.goodlifenaples.com New Years Tapas: Wednesday, Dec. 28 ($75); Greek Night: Thursday, Jan. 5 ($69). Sur La Table, 9501 Strada Place, Mercato; 598-1463 or www.surlatable. com Spectacular Spanish Paella: Friday, Dec. 23 ($69); Date Night Italian Romance: Friday, Dec. 23 ($79); Family Fun Sweet Holiday Gifts: Saturday, Dec. 24 ($49); Fabulous Thai Flavors: Monday, Dec. 26 ($69); A Taste of New Orleans: Tuesday, Dec. 27 ($79); Homemade Pasta Workshop: Wednesday, Dec. 28 ($69). Email food and dining news to Lindsey Nesmith at firstname.lastname@example.org. C32 WEEK OF DECEMBER 22-28, 2016 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Now Taking Christmas & New Years Eve ReservationsSunday-Thursday Buy any amount, get an additional 20% FREE!Buy $100, Get $120. Buy $1,000, Get $1,200.Maine Lobster Bisque $11 Onion Soup $11 House Salad $10 Wedge Salad $11Mussels Scampi $15 Shrimp Cocktail $17 Crab Cake $17 Pan Seared Scallops $17 Shrimp Sambal $18 Lobster Cocktail $19Wagyu Short Rib $35 Prime Rib 14OZ $36 Filet Mignon 8OZ $42 New York Strip 14OZ $44 Colorado Rack of Lamb $44 Salmon $34 Pan Seared Local Black Grouper $36 Chilean Sea Bass $38 Alaskan King Crab Legs 1LB $50 Lobster Tail Colossal 1LB $50 7OZ Lobster Tail, & 6OZ Filet Mignon $59Sweet Potato $7 Loaded Baked Potato $8 Boursin Mashed Potato $10 Sauteed Mixed Mushrooms $10 Shrimp Risotto $12Key Lime Pie $9 Gelato Chocolate Lava Cake $9 Creme Brulee $10 Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake $11 and cranberry relish NEW YEARS MENU IS REGULAR MENU AT REGULAR PRICES! 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. naplesfujiyama.com239.261.43322555 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, FL 34103 Located in the Gulf Coast Inn OPEN CHRISTMAS EVECLOSED CHRISTMAS DAYWE WILL REOPEN ON DEC 26TH GIFT CARDS AVAILABLE 6 6 (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. Coconut Eggnog Martini
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 22-28, 2016 C33 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! THE DISHThe Dish: Mouras Mixed Grill The Price: $19 The Place: Moura Bistro 3369 Pine Ridge Road The Full Menu: www.mourabistro. com The Details: Every time I go to Moura I have a hard time deciding what to order. On my most recent lunchtime visit I went with a sampler plate of shish tawook (marinated and grilled chicken), a beef kabob and kafta (seasoned ground beef). The delicious meats were accompanied by dollops of labneh and hummus for dipping and sizable portions of salad and rice. Every time Im there I find something new I love; now the kafta will complicate my process next time. Oh, well. One More Thing: My first-grade daughter, a child I witnessed eat a mansized, fully loaded gyro at 3 years old, almost took out the chicken shawarma sandwich with little more than a deep breath and a prayer. I grabbed it and took a bite, mostly to save her from hurting herself. It was as delicious as my own lunch. Thankfully, I was able to slow her down by insisting she use a fork. Lindsey Nesmith email@example.com Lunch at the Bar 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.$12.95 Includes a Glass of House Red or White WineHappy Hour at the Bar 3-6 p.m.Half Price Cocktails, Beer & Wine by the GlassSunset Menu 5-6 p.m.$29.95 Appetizer, Entree & Dessert 1186 Third Street South, Naples For Reservations, Please Call 239.263.19551290 Third Street South, Naples BarbatellaNaples.comSomething New. Something Classic. RESERVE SOON! 10 p.m. RESERVE SOON! Office: 239-275-TINT firstname.lastname@example.org.BestChoiceWindowTinting.comENERGY EFFICIENT | CLEAR VIEW OUTSIDE | PRIVACY LOOKING IN! LICENSED & INSUREDPROUDLY USING Make your home, vehicle or business COOLER! r bu s s i i i i i i i n n n n n e e e e e s s s s s s MENTION THIS AD TO GET 10% OFFWITH 50 SQ FT. MINIMUM PURCHASEEXPIRES 1/31/2017 Up to 80% total solar energy rejection and reduces glare ( Residential and Commercial film )Change the look of your entryway with our DECORATIVE WINDOW FILM | | 239-275-TINT ( 8468) Call for a FREE estimate:
C34 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 22-28, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Non-ethanol fuel with ValvTect additive OPEN TO THE PUBLICHamiltonH arborYachtClu b.com/F uelDock PREMIUM SERVICE AND NON-ETHANOL FUEL LESS THAN 10 MINUTES FROM GORDON PASS! at Hamilton Harbor Fuel Dock The Sizzle Truck brings an amazing variety of Gourmet Sandwiches, including New England Style Steak & Cheese and a Shrimp Po Boy. or VINOIts just a matter of tasteIf we know where to look, the wine we pour into our glasses can tell us all sorts of things that increase our enjoyment and appreciation. At professional tastings and evaluations, we use what I call the FiveS procedure to evaluate the wines in front of us. You can do it, too. And when you do, youll have a much more complete and pleasurable experience. The Five-S approach starts with seeing the wine, and considering the color, brightness and translucence. This can tell us a lot. We want the wine to be clear, bright and brilliant. If we can see through it, we know its going to be very light on the palate. If its dark, we expect a bolder taste and mouth feel. Color tells us age, as well. Red wines lose color over time, gaining a kind of brick hue. White wines gain color, turning dark yellow, then brown. But lets focus on the second S the sniff. The aromas we get on the nose are the biggest clue to what the wine will taste like. Sense of smell makes up about 85 percent of our sense of taste, so the sniffing part of the process is more important than you might think. The key is to use the letters C-G-F-I-W-M. You may well ask, How the heck am I supposed to remember that? Well, just keep in mind that Cats Get Frightened In Wet Months. Some sniffing things to consider:Cleanliness Does the wine smell clean and bright? Be aware of off aromas like cardboard or wet newspaper that might indicate the presence of cork taint, or TCA, which robs the wine of flavor. Grape variety Many grapes have distinctive aroma profiles. Do you smell cassis and dark fruits? Maybe its a Cabernet Sauvignon. Strawberry? Could be a Pinot Noir from California. Fruitiness Wines can be fruit forward, offering scents of apple, pear, pineapple, grapefruit and tropical fruits in white wines, and red or black fruits in reds. If its from the Old World (France, Germany, Spain and Italy), youll probably detect more earthy aromas. Intensity Another clue to the body or weight of the wine on your palate. Light aromas or big bold ones? Its a hint. Wood Many wines are fermented or aged in oak barrels, and some of the aromas imparted by the wood can be detected when youre a considerate sniffer. In Chardonnay, the woody sensation will be fairly obvious. In reds, you may smell more coffee, cola, chocolate, smoke or vanilla. Maturity If you dont know the vintage of the wine youre drinking, your nose can give you a clue. Younger wines smell fresh and bright. Older ones have earthier aromas and fainter hints of fruit. Of course, the real test is what happens when you proceed to the next S the sipping part. Well get into that next time. Meanwhile, here are some new and very pleasurable discoveries I hope youll seek out and enjoy. McKay Trulux Zinfandel Lodi 2012 ($32) A nose of earth, cherry, raspberry and spice is a hint of those flavors on the palate, along with some smoke and earth. A bit more complex than many Zinfandels. WW 91.La Forge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Languedoc 2014 ($15) Although Cabernet is not a traditional grape in the Languedoc region of France, this wine is a steal at $15. Theres a nose of blueberry and wet wool, which actually smells better than it sounds, and licorice and black currant on the palate. Needs decanting or some time in the glass. WW 91. Skouras Nemea Grand Cuvee 2011 ($12) The country is Greece, and the grape is Agiorgitiko, which means St. George. Bright garnet in the glass, a tad sweet, but light on the palate with yummy flavors of raspberry. Not all that complex, but very pleasant. WW 90. Smoke Tree Chardonnay Sonoma 2014 ($16) Refreshing pear and pineapple on the nose, with oak and vanilla complementing the fruit flavors. Nice for everyday drinking. WW 88-89.Ask the Wine WhispererQ. What country consumes the most wine? James F., BuckinghamA. The Chinese drank 155 million cases in 2013, surpassing the French. In the U.S., people in California, New York, and (no surprise) Florida drink the most wine per capita. Jerry Greenfield is The Wine Whisperer. His book, Secrets of the Wine Whisperer, is now available through his website or on Amazon. See www. winewhisperer.com. c a p o w jerry GREENFIELDvino@floridaweekly.com
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 22-28, 2016 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C35 CUISINE REVIEWSakura serves up tempting tastes of the Hawaiian islandsIn whats become an impressive ethnic restaurant row, Sakura Hawaiian Grill is a shining star. In a little strip center at the corner of Pine Ridge and Livingston roads, it rubs shoulders with the Cuban Fernandez the Bull, Palumbos Pizzeria and the Lebanese Moura Bistro What, you might ask, constitutes Hawaiian cuisine? It captures a bit of the best of flavors from around the world. There are the fish that are so abundant around the islands, meats raised there then roasted or grilled, as well as sweet potatoes and yams, taro and coconuts grown on the islands. Thanks to the immigrants attracted by work offered at sugar cane and pineapple plantations many years ago, the flavors of China, Korea, Portugal, Japan and other farflung countries became intertwined with the island fare, the result being a cuisine that reflects those various influences. Sakura does a great job of incorporating many of these influences, making a meal here an international culinary adventure. The dining room has a Japanese feel to it, with taupe walls adorned with a mural of simple white flowers and butterflies interspersed with inset Japanese paper screens. The rest of the room is understated as well, with a bar adorned with a strip of black and silver glass tile. Tables are set with black tablecloths and brown napkins. The restaurant serves beer and wine along with an interesting assortment of sake. The sake is offered in flights (three for $15) and we tried two of these: the Festive assortment and the Zen trio. For those who have decided they didnt like hot sake after limited exposure to it, this will be a revelation. Served nicely chilled, the six we tried had interesting floral and spice notes. Each of the six was different from the others, and our server had labeled them so we knew which we were sipping. While choosing a beverage wasnt hard, narrowing down the dining choices was. Chinese long rice soup or Hawaiian poke? Chicken karaage or lomi lomi salmon? Gyoza? Edamame or potato croquette? And thats just the appetizers. For entrees, you can choose from salads, yakisoba (a Japanese style stir-fry noodle dish with your choice of protein), fire-grilled meats, seafood or tofu, seven types of tacos, loco moco (a Hawaiian burger with rice, fried egg and gravy), panko-coasted chicken or seafood, crab cake, ahi poke flatbread and macadamia nut-crusted mahi. The Hawaiian poke (pronounced poKAY) ($12), is a luscious version of sashimi with chunks of tuna in a soy-based sauce with ginger, crunchy green onions, a gorgeous orchid and a nicely cared cucumber, all served in a stemmed glass. Also terrific was a signature Hawaiian dish called lomi lomi salmon ($6), which consisted of salt-cured salmon (think mild lox), tomato and onion. It was light and tasty, and although it was similar to the poke in ingredients, the two dishes had completely different flavors. Entrees at Sakura come with two side dishes, of which theres a wide range of choices, including macaroni salad, Hawaiian sweet bread, steamed broccoli, lomi lomi salmon, imo sticks (sweet potato fries) and grilled asparagus. The house salad was a fresh mix of lettuce, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes and carrots with a lively sesame miso dressing. The pineapple spear side turned out to be grilled, making it tender and sweet, and the potato croquette was outstanding. Mashed potatoes were rolled in panko crumbs and fried to a golden brown. Crisp on the outside and creamy inside, it was a delicious accompaniment to the Aloha mix plate ($24), which is a trio of meats. You can choose from any of the meats available (salmon and shrimp excluded). I tried the guava garlic rub New York steak, the kalbi short rib and the yuzu chicken. All were excellent, the meat tender and flavorful from having been properly marinated and gently grilled. All the meats, by the way, are available in 5and 8-ounce portions. The citrus marinade was perfect with the chicken, while the guava garlic rub imparted both spicy and sweet flavors. On my next visit, Ill try the dragon fruit dry rub New York steak. My companion tucked into the ponzu shrimp ($20), large Key West pink shrimp sauted in ponzu, a soy-based citrus sauce, served with broccoli and a generous amount of ginger atop rice with sides of the lomi lomi salmon and pineapple, which complemented the shrimp and its sauce. A slice of mango passion fruit cheesecake ($7) afforded a perfect ending to an exceptional meal. The fruit flavors were vibrant and the crust, a plain flour variety rather than graham cracker, allowed the fruits to shine. If cheesecake isnt your thing, consider the house specialty, macadamia nut pie, or something light like lychee sherbet or blood orange sorbet. The lone server did a fine job of tending to the few tables occupied at lunch on a Saturday. Dishes were well timed and she was happy to answer questions. Sakura does a great job of bringing a cuisine that heretofore hasnt been available in this area except for a fusion version found at Roys. Its a refreshing change of pace with prices to match. It is our pomaikai (good fortune) to have this restaurant here. For that, I say: Mahalo nui loa (thank you very much). karenFELDMANcuisine@floridaweekly.com Sakura Hawaiian Grill>> Hours: Noon to 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday >> Reservations: Accepted >> Credit cards: Accepted >> Price: Appetizers, $4-$12; entrees, $10-$20 >> Beverages: Beer, wine and sake >> Seating: Conventional tables >> Specialties of the house: Hawaiian cuisine >> Volume: Low to moderate >> Parking: Free lot >> Website: www.sakuranaples.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 3375 Pine Ridge Road, Naples; 280-5536SuperbNoteworthyGoodFairPoor KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYThe Aloha mix plate features a choice of three meats (in this case steak, short rib and chicken) with choice of sides. This potato croquette was outstanding. Top left: Flights of excellent sakes are available at Sakura. Top right: Ponzu shrimp is served with broccoli over rice with sides of pineapple and lomi lomi salmon. Above left: Hawaiian poke is an island-style tuna sashimi. Above right: Mango passion fruit cheesecake was a refreshing end to a great meal.
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The Ronto Group announced Renee Gaddis, NCIDQ, ASID, GREEN AP, President and Principal Designer at Renee Gaddis Interiors has finalized her design concept for the Phase II Denison model at Naples Square. Construction of 73 Phase II residences is scheduled for completion in first quarter 2017 and 11 Phase II residences remain available for purchase, including three residences featuring the Denison floor plan. Naples Square is being developed by Ronto at the corner of 5th Avenue South and Goodlette-Frank Road in downtown Naples. Naples Squares walkable lifestyle is bringing a sense of cohesion to downtown by connecting 5th Avenue to Bayfront with access on 10th Street via 3rd Avenue South. One and two-story, two and three bedroom plus den Phase II floor plans with openconcept living areas and open-air terraces are priced from the $600s. Gaddis is bringing a modern coastal look with an open, urban feeling to the Denison model, one of three furnished models included in the Phase II offering. The Phase II Denison plan offers 2,264 square feet of living space and a 290 square feet balcony. Based priced at $950,000, the plan features three bedrooms, a den, three baths, a family room and dining room, an island kitchen with counter height bar seating, and a wraparound balcony accessed from the family room, dining room, and one of the guest bedrooms. The owners suite includes a bedroom with a private balcony. To create a true urban oasis with a casual coastal feel, Gaddis will use a color palette of crisp white and soft gray accented with dashes of icy blue and pale salmon in the Phase II Denison. Streamlined furniture designs, simple and airy window treatments and liberal doses of polished gold will create a comfortable but sophisticated home in the city. The Phase II Denisons inviting entry foyer will have a long rectangular ceiling detail of bright white painted tongue-ingroove panels accented with a glittering contemporary polished gold light fixture. White wood barn doors on industrial tracks will slide open to the den where the room will function as a flexible office/ media/guest space. In the sun-filled open-concept kitchen, a sparkling all-white palette will feature Shaker style cabinetry with oversized modern hardware in a polished gold finish. All the countertops will be clad in classic pale gray and white grained Calcutta marble which will waterfall over the edge of the expansive counter height island. Above the island, two open grid polished gold pendant lights will provide some bling. Floating open wood shelving will flank the cooktop and range hood and will serve to showcase a collection of contemporary white ceramics. Opening to the terrace on two sides, the dining room will feature an organic live edge wood top table in a smoked gray oak finish floating above a streamlined cast iron bronze base. Upholstered neutral toned parsons style host and hostess chairs will be joined by modern coastal side chairs. Placed in the niche next to the kitchen, a tall custom armoire, painted in a clever book-matched gray and white chevron pattern, will provide extra entertaining storage. With an expansive terrace that will overlook the lively green urban landscape, the great room will feature an innovative oversized drywall coffered ceiling design to add a subtle architectural loftlike detail. The streamlined dark walnut media console will have shadowed diamond patterned wood grain doors and a tall cool contemporary polished gold sconce will be mounted on either side. The large and comfortable white sofa will face the media wall and be backed by a textured dark walnut live edge console with a glossy white lacquer underside. On the clean lined sofa, ikat patterned pillows in tones of muted smoky gray/blue and pale salmon will provide a pop of unexpected color. Two white club chairs will face the sofa. The large cube-shaped cocktail table will be fully mirrored and trimmed out in bold polished gold metal. A palette of crisp white and smoky gray will continue into the relaxing private owners suite where a contemporary stepped crown ceiling design detail will add drama to the space. The king bed will be flanked by two large white lacquer nightstands with oversized gold hardware and dark walnut legs. The dresser will also be finished in white lacquer and will also have large polished gold hardware. Clean white window panels and subtly toned textured bedding will add to the quiet ambiance of the room. Entering the master bath, the flooring will transition from richly textured wood to a 12 by 24-inch straight set gray tile which will continue onto the shower floor in a smaller mosaic. The shower walls will feature beveled white subway tile applied in a vertical pattern repeated behind the free-standing spa soaking tub. The same tile will be used as a backsplash on the Calcutta marble double vanity where sculptural gilded hardware will contrast with simple white Shaker style cabinetry. The large terrace will have two separate areas to entertain family and guests. Contemporary charcoal gray mesh dining chairs will surround a bold teak live edge dining table with simple traditional legs. A modern gray mesh sofa will sit on a walnut base and will feature oversized gray back cushions. Ronto is now accepting Phase III reservations. Three furnished Phase I models are open for guided tours with a sales associate. The Naples Square Sales Gallery at 100 South Goodlette-Frank Road in downtown Naples is open daily. Visit NaplesSquare.com. trackswillslideopentothedenwhere dilill so fa will fa ce th e 2b2ihih il Phase II Denison Model at Naples Square showcases modern coastal look WEEK OF DECEMBER 22-28, 2016SPONSORED CONTENT YOUR GUIDE TO NEW HOME COMMUNITIES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA Above: The furnished Denison residence is one of three Phase I models open for guided tours with a sales associate at Naples Square in downtown Naples. Just three Phase II Denison residences remain available. Left: Residents at Naples Square enjoy a beautifully detailed Club Room that opens to a lushly landscaped courtyard amenity deck. Below: Naples Square residents take advantage of a fitness center featuring stateof-the-art equipment.
Luxury high-rise residences popular at Kalea Bay Community clubhouse also celebratedKalea Bay is a gated, resort-lifestyle, high-rise community located on Vanderbilt Drive in North Naples. More than three months ago it celebrated the topping off of its first residential high-rise tower which is slated to be completed by fall of next year. The 22-story tower, with 120 residences, will have 20 floors of residences over two floors of parking. The incredibly designed residences offer views of the Gulf of Mexico and pristine nature preserve. 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, stated Inga Wilson, Kalea Bays Vice President of Sales & Marketing. The custom kitchens have Wolf and SubZero appliances, a natural gas range, Downsview cabinetry, quartz countertops, a Butlers pantry and oversized island, all of which are standard features. Our kitchens have 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. They are perfect vantage points to watch our spectacular sunsets, stated Wilson. 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. Dramatic views are available to every single resident, no matter which floor they live on. Thats because the towers amenities are located on the rooftop including the sky lounge, a dramatic pool and the open-air fitness center. From the rooftop, residents can enjoy daily views of the Gulf of Mexico, the nature preserves and two beaches ranked among the best in the United States. The beaches include Barefoot Beach Preserve Park, which was ranked #2 nationally in 2015, and Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park, which was ranked #9. Kalea Bays community clubhouse area is also slated for completion around the same timeframe as the first tower. Our clubhouse area will be the social and recreational centerpiece of the community, said Wilson. Kalea Bays 88,000-square-foot clubhouse is located on the north side of the large lake at the communitys entrance. It will feature three individual pools, including a resort pool, an adults-only pool and a childrens pool, plus an expansive pool deck, an open air bar, an indoor/outdoor restaurant, a snack bar, an Internet cafe and a gifts and sundries shop. All three pools will overlook the lake and provide a multitude of recreational options for everyone who lives and visits here, said Wilson. Expansive sun decks with lounge chairs and native, tropical plants will separate each of the three pools for the ultimate in privacy. If basking in the sun or taking a refreshing dip in the pool isnt on a residents schedule, perhaps meeting friends for lunch, dinner or drinks is. We have the perfect place for all three, said Wilson. The indoor/outdoor restaurant will serve phenomenal meals throughout the day. And what better way to celebrate the good life in Florida than meeting family and friends for drinks while watching the sun set over the Gulf of Mexico. This is what living in Florida is supposed to be. Just a short walk from the clubhouse will be the tennis pavilion with Har-Tru tennis courts, plus pickleball 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 our residents are excited about especially when they have extended family visiting, said Wilson. There will also be a shuttle service, originating from the clubhouse, to the beach. For more information regarding Kalea Bay visit the on-site sales center. 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: The residences in the 22-story tower at Kalea Bay offer spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico. The 88,000-square-foot clubhouse features three separate pools, a deck bar, an indoor/outdoor restaurant and an Internet cafe. Left: Kalea Bays first tower was designed with rooftop amenities, including a sky lounge, spectacular pool and open-air fitness center. Below: Kalea Bay residences have open floor plans. All master bedrooms offer views of the Gulf of Mexico. w a y inFloridathan A a t c a a t i o r b G u lf o f 2 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF DECEMBER 22-28, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY
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Holidays are happier in Ave Maria Your Home for the HolidayAve Maria offers more than 40 floor plans from three builders in every price range. Several move-in ready homes are available now! Make plans to visit Ave Maria this season and tour 22 decorated model homes. Named Collier Countys Community of the Year in both 2016 and 2015, Ave Maria has sold over 300 new homes this year alonemore than any other new home community in both Collier and Lee counties. New home buyers recognize the incredible value and high quality of life while still enjoying the close proximity to Naples beaches and culture. Ave Maria has something for everyone including young couples, growing families, and active retirees. Amenities for an Active LifestyleAve Maria has amenities for all ages. Panther Run Golf Club at Del Webb, the on-site 18 hole course designed by Gordon G Lewis, offers challenging play alongside natural beauty and wildlife. Ave Marias water park, open exclusively to residents, features two waterslides, interactive water adventure playground, resort and lap pools, spa, and beach volleyball. The North Park boasts a playground, baseball, basketball, and soccer fields. The South Park is a great spot to walk your four-legged friend at dog park or play bocce. Pack a picnic and relax at the covered outdoor pavilion. Quality of Life In Ave Maria, homeowners realize the importance of quality of life. Top notch education is available to all children whether its from our highly-rated Collier County Public Schools, the private K-12 Donahue Academy or Ave Maria University. The preferred method of transportation in town? A golf cart! Nothing beats zipping to Publix or to the pub on your golf cart. Best of all, new friends are easily made in Ave Maria with so many opportunities through the calendar of events hosted by the Master Association as well as the natural gathering spots of the coffee shop, pub, and outdoor patios of our town center restaurants. Lifemade simple. CC HomesCC Homes, presents 3-6 bedroom homes in one and two-story floor plans ranging in size from 1,133 to over 5,000 square feet and priced from the high $100s. Homes are offered in three neighborhoods: Maple Ridge, Maple Ridge Reserve, and Coquina at Maple Ridge. Customize your dream home with several options including outdoor oasis with pool, kitchen, and cabana bathroom or an extra bedroom or flex room above the garage. Visit the on-site sales center and tour 14 model homes open daily. Ask about several move-in ready homes. Del Webb Naples Del Webb Naples is the smart choice for active adults desiring a well-rounded southwest Florida lifestyle. Del Webb Naples offers ten floor plans from 1,133 to over 2,500 square feet, with 2-5 bedrooms and prices from the high $100s. Choose from golf course, lake or preserve view when selecting your home site from the nations highly awarded home builder. The on-site Oasis Club at Del Webb Naples features over 12,000 square feet of resort and lap pools, tennis courts, bocce and pickleball, fitness center, library, caf, fire pit, arts & crafts studio, and library. Dine at the brand new Rusty Putter for breakfast, lunch or afternoon bites. Visit an on-site sales representative to learn more about the Del Webb lifestyle. 5 model homes open daily. Pulte Homes With 17 popular single-family home designs in Hampton Village, Emerson Park, and Avalon Park priced from the high $100s, Pulte Homes offers quality construction home buyers can trust. These neighborhoods are located near the Town Center, private schools, and outdoor recreation. A well-known and respected name in home building, Pulte Homes features Life Tested features in their home designs built for life and how you live it. Two models open daily in Avalon Park. Visit UsFor more information visit Ave Maria at 5076 Annunciation Circle # 104, avemaria.com or by calling 239-352-3903. Follow us on social media to be the first to learn about specials and incentives. Take Immokalee Rd. east; turn right onto Oil Well Rd; then left into the main Ave Maria entrance. Offering the best in design, style and price, Ave Maria presents over 40 floor plans from 3 builders with prices from the high $100s. e a l r Offering the best in design, style and price, enities for all ages 4 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF DECEMBER 22-28, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY
Rise......and Shine 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 Wake up to spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico each and every morning. Bask in the glow cast by our 3 fabulous pools surrounding our coastal clubhouse. Rise and shine in your brand new home 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.
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 6 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF DECEMBER 22-28, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY
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5076 Annunciation Circle #104, Ave Maria, FL 34142 21 Models Open Daily 239-352-3903 AveMaria.comTake Immokalee Rd east, turn right onto Oil Well Rd, turn left into Ave Maria. Del Webb Naples Pulte Homes Maple Ridge by CC Homes Naples living high $100s 500sFrom holiday crafts to New Years laughsWhether crafting the perfect holiday treat or celebrating with friends and family, youll love the lifestyle in Ave Maria. Come visit us today. Discover 21 model homes and 40 oor plans to choose from. 2 to 6 bedroom homes range in price from the high $100s to the $500s. And dont forget to bring your camera. Theres so much to see and do youll want to capture every moment.Ave Maria. Picture Perfect. Top 50 Master-Planned Communities in U.S. Top 20 Places to Retire Fastest-Selling Community in Southwest Florida Pulte Homes g ra. Theres so much to see m er a t o capture every moment. a nt t o r e Perfect P ictu r e M M M M a a p p p p l l l e e e R R R i i i i d d d d g g g g e e e b b b y y y C C C C C C H H H o o m m e e e s s s Maple Ridge by CC Homes
Allure caters to environmentally-conscious buyersDevelopers of ALLURE, the new, luxury condominium planned for the Historic Downtown Fort Myers River District, are incorporating amenities and conveniences that utilize natural resources and are important to environmentally-conscious buyers. Situated on the scenic Caloosahatchee River, the two-tower, 32-story condominium will feature amenities such as natural gas and electric car charging stations. We are the only development on the river here offering natural gas, says Allure Sales and Marketing Director Barbara Bengochea-Perez. Many buyers have expressed that they prefer cooking on natural gas ranges over electric, she adds. There are many benefits to using natural gas including the significant savings on the cost of electric. In addition to natural gas ranges, the water is also heated by natural gas. This means there are no in-residence hot water heaters to take up space, have to repair or replace, or worry about leaking and flooding the owners residence or another in the building. Its also a great benefit during power failures. If there is a hurricane or power outage, residents will still have hot water for showering and can still cook, says Bengochea-Perez. ALLURE will also feature electric charging stations for those buyers who have electric vehicles. So, if you drive a Tesla, Allure makes it convenient to charge your car in the buildings garage, right at home, says Bengochea-Perez. To maximize enjoyment of the natural beauty just outside ALLURE residents doors, the property will feature a beautiful riverfront promenade with lush landscaping, a covered gazebo, picnic benches, and a meandering, brickpaved walking path along the glistening river behind the condominium. Whether going for an invigorating morning jog or just a relaxing, afternoon stroll, residents of ALLURE will be able to enjoy the best that Mother Nature has to offer, right in their own backyard. In addition, luxurious residences at ALLURE feature floor-to-ceiling glass that maximizes views and lets the owners enjoy the outdoors in the comfort of their own home. Breathtaking, colorful, panoramas from sunrise to sunset are part of daily life for residents of ALLURE. ALLURES prime location in the Historic Downtown Fort Myers River District puts residents in the middle of a vibrant urban community. With over 50 cafes, bars and restaurants, the pedestrian and pet-friendly historic downtown offers unlimited options for dining and nightlife to suit any taste. Arts and culture abound in the River District where the cobblestonestreets are lined with eclectic boutiques and art galleries, historic landmarks and architecture, museums, and even a professional theater. ALLURE boasts an array of resort-style building amenities including: a private screening room with theater-style seating; state-of-theart gym; pool deck with heated cascading infinity-edge pool overlooking the water; rooftop gardens; social gathering rooms with fireplace, billiards, game tables; Bocce Ball and barbeque grills on the rooftop, Pickleball by the pool, and many other luxury features. All residences feature private entrance elevators and include covered garage parking with 24-hour controlled access. A variety of thoughtfullydesigned, open floor plans priced from the $300s to over $1 million offer one, two and three bedrooms. To learn more about ALLURE, call (239) 500-JAXI (5294) or visit the sales gallery located at 1300 Hendry Street. Visit online at www.AllureLuxuryCondominiums.com. In addition to natural gas ranges, the water is also heated by natural gas. This means there are no in-residence hot water heaters to take up space, have to repair or replace, or worry about leaking and flooding the owners residence or another in the building. Its also a great benefit during power failures. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 22-28, 2016 9 Sales Gallery Now Open! 13oo Hendry St., Fort Myers, FL Open 7 days a week 239-500-JAXI (5294) www.AllureLuxuryCondominiums.com Info@AllureLuxuryCondominiums.com C o n c i e rge Private Theater Fitness, Spa, Sauna Infinity Edge Pool Sculpture Garden High-Speed Internet & WIFI natural gas cooking ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, MAKE REFERENCE TO THIS BROCHURE/ADVERTISING AND TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. RENDERINGS, SQUARE FOOTAGE AND ROOM DIMENSIONS ARE APPROXIMATE AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. PRICES, SPECIFICATIONS, FEATURES, FINISHES AND AVAILABILITY SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
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 private facilities, improvements, and plans described or depicted on any materials are conceptual only, subject to government approvals and market factors, and subject to change without notice. Nothing in these materials obligates WSR-Bonita Bay, LLC, or any other entity to build any facilities or improvements, and there is no guarantee that any illustrated or described pr oposed future development will be implemented. Neither the inform ation and materials provided to you, nor any communication made or given in connection with and of the foregoing may be deemed to constitute any representation or warranty or may otherwise be relied upon by any person or entity for any reason whatsoever. Equal Housing Opportunity. It 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 50 %OVER SOLDLIMITED TIME FOR RESIDENCE CUSTOMIZING UNDER CONSTRUCTIONMONTHS TO OCCUPANCY 18 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 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 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 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 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.HELLO, SUNSHINE.
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 Homes Check out the Biggest Model Home Tour in Naples & enjoy a taste of our YKnot at the new Island ClubNaplesReserve.com | 239.732.141414885 NAPLES RESERVE CIRCLE, NAPLES, FL 34114Located off U.S. 41 South 2 miles east at Collier Blvd. intersection.Why should only one hour a day be happy? GET YOUR FREE SOUTH NAPLES MAGAZINE ONLINEHOMES PRICED FROM THE HIGH $200s TO OVER $1.5 MILLION
Your Downtown Meets Our DowntownWhat do Ohio, New York, Illinois and Texas have in common? They all live at Naples Square! Residents come from across our great country to experience this unique downtown lifestyle. So whether youre a Wolverine or a Buckeyea Yankee or a Sox fanwere proud youve chosen to live at Naples Square. Take a look at the list below to see where others are from who are living here. Thank you! ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECT STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS BY THE DEVELOPER, MAKE REFERENCE TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTE, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. Equal Housing Opportunity. Sales Center Open Daily at 100 Goodlette-Frank Road South NaplesNaplesSquare.com 239.228.5800 CALIFORNIA Fresno COLORADO Edwards CONNECTICUT New Canaan North Haven Somers D.C. Washington DELAWARE Wilmington FLORIDA Bonita Springs Cape Coral Delray Beach Flagler Beach Fort Lauderdale Naples Santa Rosa Beach GEORGIA Atlanta Cumming Duluth ILLINOIS Batavia Chicago Glen Ellyn Glencoe Hinsdale Lake Zurich Oak Brook Saint Charles Vernon Hills Willowbrook Winnetka KENTUCKY Lexington MASSACHUSETTS Andover Boston Charlestown Northborough MARYLAND Baltimore Potomac MAINE Kennebunk MICHIGAN Ann Arbor MINNESOTA Eden Prairie Minneapolis MISSOURI Saint Louis NORTH CAROLINA Wilmington NEW JERSEY Cresskill Franklin Lakes Harrington Park Jersey City Montclair Skillman NEW YORK Bedford New York Saint James Skaneateles Smithtown Yorktown Heights OHIO Cleveland Dublin Massillon New Albany PENNSYLVANIA Devon Philadelphia Wexford York SOUTH CAROLINA Charleston Hilton Head Island SOUTH DAKOTA North Sioux City TENNESSEE Nashville TEXAS Corpus Christi Dallas Houston VIRGINIA Glen Allen WISCONSIN GreendaleSo Upscale. So Downtown.
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