ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 NEWS OF THE WEIRD A16 PETS OF THE WEEK A20 BEHIND THE WHEEL A14 HEALTHY LIVING A18 BUSINESS A23 HOUSE HUNTING B1 OPEN HOUSE MAP B30 ANTIQUES C12 FILM CAPSULES C16 CUISINE NEWS C23-27 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes and Android App Store.www.FloridaWeekly.comWEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2018 Through the lensThe eighth annual Camera USA exhibit offers winning photos from across the country. C1 Behind the WheelJeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk the quickest SUV on the planet. A14 VIPER labFGCU College of Engineering brings future buildings to life. A23 Honoring our vetsAvow Hospices Salute to Armed Forces Day.C21 Special to Florida WeeklyA junior at Golden Gate High School who sold advertising space on her prom dress as a fundraiser has donated the proceeds to Guadalupe Center. Aubrey Garcia, like many teenagers in Collier County, witnessed firsthand the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma and searched for ways to help those in need. Ms. Garcias fundraising idea was to sell blocks of advertising on her prom dress, and the 17-year-old student reached out to local businesses and organizations with her idea. I got a lot of rejections, but heard a lot of positive feedback as well, Ms. Garcia said. The teen ended up collecting $1,550 through eight sponsorships, and after careful consideration, she decided to donate the money to Guadalupe Center, citing the nonprofit organizations track record of SEE PROM DRESS, A6 Naples teen gets an early start in ad salesDonates sponsorship funds from prom dress to charity Smith & Wesson M&P-15: An AR-15 variant, the weapon tested by Florida Weekly.ACLOSELOOKATA NOWICONICAMERICAN WEAPONTHE D FORGOTTEN WHAT IT FELT AND sounded like: a lightweight, gas-operated, semiautomatic rifle with a 30-round magazine pressed into my shoulder, staring through iron sites adjusted for wind and range, the sharp spats rather than booms when I squeezed the trigger spat, spat, spat, spat the subdued recoil allowing me almost effortlessly to keep the sight picture from one round to the next. In less than 60 seconds and 40 years after last picking up a similar weapon a Colt-made M-16 rifle of the same basic design I could fire 25 rounds at 10 ISEE GUN, A10 This story was written by Roger Williams and Evan Williams. The firstperson account of firing weapons 40 years ago was written by Roger Williams. SMITH & WESSON / COURTESY PHOTO BYROGERWILLIAMSANDEVANWILLIAMS RWILLIAMSFLORIDAWEEKLYCOM|EWILLIAMSFLORIDAWEEKLYCOM Vol. X, No. 32 FREE
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No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.325.1960 or visit us on the web at www.floridaweekly.com and click on subscribe today.One-year mailed subscriptions: $34.95 in-county$53.95 in-state $60.95 out-of-state OPINIONTrump is proving to be the most fearlessly pro-life president President Trumps critics were apoplectic last week when the president referred to MS-13 gang members as animals. Of course, no one should be dehumanized. Yet many of the same people expressing outrage that Trump would dehumanize vicious gang members have no problem dehumanizing innocent, unborn children. Trump has stood up for the humanity of the unborn child like no president in recent memory. And this is why so many Christian conservatives stick with him. Witness the foot-stomping standing ovation the president received May 22 at the annual Campaign for Life gala of the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List. Not only was Trump reportedly the first president to address this incredible organization in its 26-year history, he used the occasion to deliver on yet another pro-life promise, one that his Republican predecessors could not, or would not, fulfill: He announced a new rule to stop indirect taxpayer funding of abortion through the Title X family planning program. When I ran for office, I pledged to stand for life, and as president, thats exactly what I have done, Trump declared. Today, we have kept another promise. My administration has proposed a new rule to prohibit Title X funding from going to any clinic that performs abortions. Any organization receiving Title X funds will be required to establish a bright line of both physical and financial separation between its family planning activities and any program or facility that performs or refers women for abortions. Since 1976, federal law has prohibited use of federal funds for abortion. But today, Planned Parenthood clinics that receive federal family planning funds often essentially refer women for on-site abortions. Under Trumps Protect Life Rule, this will no longer be permitted. The Protect Life Rule is a victory prolife Americans have been awaiting for three decades. President Ronald Reagan first issued a version of the rule in 1988, but pro-abortion groups challenged it in court. The George H.W. Bush administration fought them all the way to the Supreme Court and won: In 1991, the court upheld the Reagan rule in Rust v. Sullivan. But the ruling came too late; Bill Clinton soon took office and withdrew the rule. When George W. Bush was elected, he failed to reinstate the rule during his eight years in office. My former White House colleague Yuval Levin recently wrote that the reinstatement effort was abandoned in the spring of 2006, in a deputies-level policy gathering that was one of the most contentious meetings I ever witnessed in government. In the Trump administration, there were apparently no contentious meetings or hand-wringing over the impact on Capitol Hill. He just did it. This fearlessness when it comes to the cause of life is what warms the hearts of Christian conservatives and makes them loyal to the president. The left is, of course, outraged. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) called Trumps action despicable, and the New York Times editorial page complained that the rule could devastate groups like Planned Parenthood. That is, unfortunately, a gross overstatement, as Planned Parenthood gets three-quarters of its federal funds through Medicaid, which would not be impacted. But it is music to pro-life ears. And despite Democrats anger, the new rule should have broad public support. A Marist poll released in January found that 60 percent of Americans oppose using tax dollars for abortion, while only 36 percent approve. Since taking office, Trump has taken many steps to ensure our tax dollars are not used to subsidize the taking of innocent human life. He got a record number of conservative judges confirmed during his first year; allowed states to defund Planned Parenthood; defunded the pro-abortion United Nations Population Fund; restored and expanded the Mexico City policy banning taxpayer funds for groups that perform abortions overseas; and exempted organizations with moral objections against providing abortifacient drugs from the Obamacare Health and Human Services mandate. He is, as SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser put it Tuesday, the most pro-life president in our nations history. Every life is sacred, and ... every child is a precious gift from God, Trump declared Tuesday night. We know that every life has meaning and that every life is totally worth protecting. Trump is doing everything in his power to protect those lives. That is why pro-life conservatives stick with him. The Chinese threat isnt just tradeWe are currently engaged in a highprofile negotiation that may or may not succeed in getting the Chinese to buy more of our stuff. This is a fine goal as far as it goes, although that isnt very far. It doesnt matter if China buys $14 billion of our soybeans or $25 billion of our soybeans it is still a mercantilist, revisionist power representing a significant geopolitical challenge. China isnt just a commercial but a strategic competitor with the United States. It seeks to restore its former national glory, establish hegemony in East Asia and unravel Pax Americana. President Xi Jinping champions a national revival (The Chinese Dream) that flies in the face of the expectations that economic growth would soften China. China uses its economic clout to back self-interested investments around the world and has poured resources into a decades-long military buildup. As it has grown in strength, it has become increasingly assertive in making maritime claims in the region. It harasses its neighbors it wants to cow into submission, as we are shouldered aside. We have long failed to grapple with the Chinese threat because we have believed that rising per capita income would do our work for us by inevitably democratizing China; because corporate America covets the Chinese market; and because, as Miles Maochun Yu of the Naval Academy points out, we are always playing the China card in pursuit of some other strategic objective currently, the denuclearization of North Korea rather than focusing on China in its own right. At the moment, we are in the midst of a collective national freakout about Russia, a second-rate power. Chinas economy is eight times bigger than Russias. While Russia is associated with the weapons of the 20th century, China is heavily investing in high-tech weapons cyberwarfare capabilities, hypersonic rockets, anti-satellite missiles and the like. The United States cannot assume, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission warned, it will have an enduring advantage in developing next frontier military technology. The comprehensive challenge of China deserves a comprehensive response. Diplomatically, we need to strengthen relations with all those countries on Chinas periphery that feel threatened by it, Taiwan and Japan in particular. Militarily, we need to spend more on research and development and on building up our Navy. And we need to make it clear to China, through robust patrolling, that we are committed to maintaining freedom of navigation in the region. Economically, we need a better longterm approach to Chinas mercantilism than blustery threats of tariffs. This will require allies, which means that we should return to the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The pact was designed to lock China out of creating trade norms in the region, but Trump abandoned it in a perversely self-defeating protectionist gesture. The Chinese flatter themselves that they have a long view that unstable American democracy lacks. When dealing with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, apparently desperate for any agreement he can wave around as a victory in the much-advertised looming trade war, they must feel confirmed in their belief. We need a strategy to convince them otherwise, and it will be the work of decades. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. mark THEISSENWashington Post rich LOWRYKing Features
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A10 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYtargets, each spaced several feet apart, some closer or farther and none more than 30 yards from me, and hit all of them repeatedly. Roughly five seconds after that, I could have a second magazine, this one with 35 rounds in a 40-round capacity to ease pressure on the spring, locked into my weapon with a round loaded, ready to fire. Almost anyone could. Its part of why these are popular with recreational shooters you can shoot with great accuracy at 25 to 50 yards, said Peter Lucier, a combat veteran of the Marine Corps and a Marine Corps Combat Marksmanship Coach who has written about AR-15s in the The Washington Post and The Daily Beast, among other publications. AR is an acronym for the ArmaLite Rifle first developed in 1956, and sold to Colt three years later. The term AR-15 is now used generically to describe a broad family of military-style, gas-operated, semiautomatic rifles marketed by domestic and international gun makers. Most indoor ranges are 25 yards. A lot of people can look really good (shooting there). When I trained with these, we shot at 500 yards, 20 times the distance. But Id be surprised if the engagements in schools, for example, are happening at more than 25 yards. Not even that. Given the now-significant role AR-15 rifles play in American culture, Florida Weekly decided to take a look at the weapon not as the political icon it has become, but as an object most Americans have heard described, many Americans own or use in sport, and that some Americans in civilian life have been killed or injured by. With my fellow reporter and son, Evan Williams, I bought one of the many versions now offered by American and other gunmakers, the popular Smith & Wesson M&P-15 (M&P is an acronym for Military & Police, for whom Smith & Wesson designed it originally), at a gun store called Shoot Straight, in Fort Myers. The company operates stores in eight Florida locations, including Orlando, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Clearwater, Tampa, Lakeland and Sarasota. With the purchase we included two extra magazines, one 30-round mag and one 40-round mag for $15 and $20, respectively; a cleaning kit for less than $15; and 120 rounds of 5.56 mm ammunition, the military version of the .223 caliber round, at about $15 for each 30-round box. The rifle itself was on sale for less than $600. Total cost: $702. To buy the weapon, I gave one of the clerks my drivers license, filled out a brief form that asked if I was a felon, wanted by law enforcement, or an American, and waited three days. Then I went back and picked up the gun and accessories. Once, I could put rounds with such a weapon through a dinner plate-sized target 500 yards away, 300 yards away or 200 yards away from various shooting positions about 10 times out of 10 on a clear day with no wind. I wasnt being shot at, I wasnt tired, I wasnt hunting and I certainly wasnt in a public school, a church, a business, a theater or at a concert. I was on a military shooting range. But that is not how the weapon has become prominently known in American culture. Running the numbersDONT CALL AR-15S ASSAULT WEAPONS, A political term used to vilify the rifle and other semiautomatic weapons, says the NRA and the National Shooting Sports Foundation. Instead, the gun industry calls them modern sporting rifles. While they have made headlines for their role in mass shootings since 2007, 220 people have been killed in mass shootings involving AR-15s, according to data compiled by the Stanford Geospatial Center and Stanford Libraries and USA Today theyre widely used for almost anything but GUNFrom page 1 TEKMAT / COURTESY ILLUSTRATIONEugene Stoner created the first lightweight, gas-operated, semi-automatic AR-15 or ArmaLite Rifle for that company in the 1950s. It was simple to operate, but complex in engineering and design. Colt bought the design for $75,000 and a future share of profits, in 1959. By the mid-1960s, the U.S. military had adopted it for use in Vietnam. Common terms>> AR-15: The speci c model designation of a Colt-made ri e, the term AR-15 is also now generic, describing any of a family of military-style, lightweight, gas operated, semiautomatic ri es originally designed for military use by the ArmaLite company. AR-15s use high-capacity magazines carrying 10 to 100 rounds, commonly of high-velocity ammunition in the synonymous .223 caliber or 5.56 mm bullet. >> Assault ri e: Designed for military use. >> Modern sporting ri e: A gun-industry term used to describe assault ri es sold to civilians for self-defense, hunting, target shooting, competition shooting or collecting. >> M-16, M-4: Military versions of the AR-15 with selector switches allowing safe, semi, and auto or burst for automatic re. >> Selector switch: A small switch on the ri es receiver allowing a shooter to switch from safe (the ri e wont shoot) to semi, or semiautomatic re in the AR-15 pulling the trigger once to re one round, repeatedly without reloading. >> Magazine: A spring-loaded device that stores and feeds cartridges into the weapon. For AR-15s, magazine capacities range from 10 to 100 cartridges. The most common magazines carry 30 cartridges. >> High-capacity magazine: Any magazine holding at least 10 cartridges, but sometimes de ned as 15-round magazines, or those with greater capacity. >> Muzzle: The open end of the barrel. >> Bore: The inside of the barrel. >> Cartridge: Includes the case, sometimes called the shell-casing, with the primer, gunpowder, and bullet itself. >> Caliber: The diameter of the ri es bore, or the bullet itself. In a .223 caliber, the internal diameter of the gun barrel or bore would be .223 inches, or measured in millimeters, 5.56 millimeters. >> AR-15 manufacturers: There are many. Some names include Barrett, Bushmaster, Colt, Daniel Defense, Heckler & Koch, Mossberg, Patriot Ordnance Factory, Remington, Ruger, Savage Arms, SIG Sauer, Smith & Wesson, Stag Arms and Wilson. Each company has a unique model designation. >> Smith & Wesson M&P-15: An AR-15 variant, the weapon tested by Florida Weekly. Weight: 6.74 pounds unloaded. Cartridge: 5.56 mm or .223 caliber with a muzzle velocity of about 3,200 feet per second. Magazines: sold with one 30-round magazine; smaller or larger-capacity magazines available. Used by the Internal Revenue Service and a few city, county or state law enforcement agencies. The M&P-15 (for Military & Police) has also been used in at least three mass shootings: an Aurora, Colo. movie theater in 2012 (12 dead, 70 wounded); a San Bernadino, Cal. shooting in 2015 (14 killed); at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Feb. 14 (17 killed, 17 wounded). FLORIDA WEEKLY PHOTOAR-15s made by different manufacturers, in prices from about $500 to about $2,000, fill the walls at Shoot Straight, a gun shop with locations in Fort Myers, West Palm Beach and six other Florida cities. A clerk said these weapons are delivered on a Wednesday, and sometimes the wall is almost empty by the following Wednesday.LUCIER
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2018 NEWS A11assaulting people. Owners buy them as collectors items or for self-defense, hunting, target practice and shooting competitions. Gun enthusiasts attest to their ease of use, military and historical pedigree, and especially their almost Lego-like modularity they can be tricked out with an array of scopes, lights and grips, and reconfigured to shoot many types of ammunition in quantities generally ranging from 10 to 100 bullets. The rounds used in an AR-15 style gun include most commonly the .223, but it can be built to fire a .22, .308, 6.8 SPC and .450 Bushmaster, among others. There are even shotgun versions, the NSSF says. The industry association calls AR-15s among the most popular firearms being sold. It is not known how many Americans own AR-15s and other semiautomatic rifles because there are no public records that track that information. Firearm industry estimates vary from 8 million to 15 million. Guns have been a booming business in the U.S. for more than a decade, the most recent ATF figures show. U.S. manufacturers made 3.2 million firearms in 2005. In 2015, they made 9.4 million; 3.7 million alone were rifles. In all, from 2005 to 2015, 70.8 million guns were made; 26.8 million were rifles. The number of NICS firearm background checks used to determine eligible gun buyers (though it does not show how many ended up purchasing a gun) also more than doubled from 11.2 million in 2007 to 25.2 million in 2017. AR-15s have repeatedly proven themselves devastating assault weapons in mass shootings, but they are used relatively rarely in homicides. The most recent FBI data shows that handguns were used in 7,105 homicides in 2016 while rifles were used in 258. Amy Hunter, a spokesperson for the NRA Institute for Legislative Action in Fairfax, Va., said the term assault weapon is misleading. A lot of media are very uneducated about what these firearms (AR15s) actually are, how they function, what role they play and what theyre used for, she said. Theyve demonized these firearms, which are functionally just rifles that have added cosmetic components. Hannah Shearer, a staff attorney at San Francisco, Calif.-based Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, which advocates banning assault weapons, pointed out that the core pieces of the AR-15 are the same as an M-16. Overall, these are semiautomatic long guns that are modeled after military weapons and theyre more deadly than other types of weapons, she said. And when theyre used in mass shootings it results in more people being shot, and more people being killed. Mr. Lucier, recalling his extensive experience as a Marine with M-16s and M-4s, offered roughly the same opinion. Asked by Florida Weekly to name any significant differences between a weapon such as the Smith & Wesson M&P-15, one of many versions of the weapon on the market, and the rifles he used in the Marine Corps, he didnt. Theyre not significantly different, he said. These are the same weapons. The selector switch, and having the option (on military rifles) to shoot full auto is not a significant distinction. We dont shoot on full auto. If we have to go full auto we use heavier machine guns usually operated by a team of two or three. So its a distinction without a difference. That distinction is immediately noticeable in civilian versions of the military M-16 or newer M-4. The selector switch manipulated instantly with the thumb of the shooter offers two options only: safe and semi. There is no auto. Unless altered, therefore, it is a semiautomatic rifle, able to fire one round with each pull of the trigger. The military counterparts can fire either continuously on auto with a single compression of the trigger in which case barrels can overheat, ammunition will rapidly deplete and accuracy will become nominal or commonly in three-round bursts. How they workTHE SEMIAUTOMATIC AR-15 is built for the small-caliber, high-velocity concept, Mr. Lucier said. When youre shooting at people, you want to put a lot of shots, generally accurate, in the area of the people, so you can then close with them and kill them. Thats easier to do with a lightweight, smaller-caliber weapon using high velocity rounds. The M-14 (used early in the Vietnam War) shot the equivalent of a .308 Winchester it was a 7.62 mm round. The .223 or 5.56 used by the military now is much more manageable. I can carry a lot more rounds with the .223, with a loaded 30-round magazine that weighs about a pound and a half. A 20-round mag with a .308 will weigh more than twice that. It can be a big factor in war. Or in mass shootings. I can easily carry 30, 60, 90, 120 rounds on my person, which ups the death counts in these mass shootings. And because that recoil is much more manageable, I can continue firing accurately, especially at closer ranges. With the M-14 or say the .30-30 Winchester a lot of people use to hunt deer, theres a lot of recoil, and its harder to shoot fast. ArmaLite, the company that originally made these weapons 60 years ago in California, designed them for soldiers using a patented gas-operating system from engineer and inventor Eugene Stoner, still in use today. The shooter loads the first round into the chamber by pulling back the charger handle and releasing it. In a process almost instantaneous, gas from every fired round is blown back through a tube, slapping the bolt carrier group backward to bounce off a buffer. The now-spent casing is ejected while the bolt carrier group snaps forward, loading the next round. Some historyTHE U.S. MILITARY ACQUIRED THE DESIGN in the early 1960s, called it the M-16, and deployed it in Vietnam, where it replaced the M-14 as a standard-issue rifle. The weapons are lightweight and have little recoil, characteristics that make them popular and enhance their accuracy and ease of use by soldiers and civilians alike. In 1959 Colt bought the rights to the AR-15 design. During the next decade the company advertised a new AR-15 Sporter for hunters, campers and collectors. The weapon wasnt particularly popular, however, until 1989, when a shooter killed five children and wounded 32 others in an elementary school in Stockton, Calif., with an AK-47 the gas-operated assault rifle once used against Americans by North Vietnamese and Viet Cong. Following a robust advertising campaign by marketers, sales shot up. Starting in 1994, new federal rules signed by President Bill Clinton made selling assault weapons including the AR-15, illegal. Such weapons were defined as semiautomatic with detachable magazines and any two of five characteristics: telescoping or folding stocks, pistol grips, bayonet mounts, flash suppressors or grenade launchers. But one decade later, in 2004 during the administration of President George W. Bush, the ban expired and Congress chose not to renew it. Demand for the gun surged with advertising, and most gun manufacturers developed their own versions of the AR-15. Since then, seven states California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York, along with the District of Columbia have passed laws banning assault weapons, the Giffords Center says. Those weapons are now defined in part by generic features that make them easier to fire, and by their ability to hold high-capacity magazines. The seven states, with Colorado, have also enacted bans on high-capacity magazines. Some states define high-capacity as holding more than 10 rounds; others as more than 15. Improvements and aficionadosAS THE MILITARY IMPROVED DESIGN ELEments of its guns over the years, some made their way into the civilian market. For instance, customers have a choice between AR-15s that utilize Mr. Stoners original operating system or a gas piston system used in AK47s and designed to be more reliable in some conditions such as the dusty Middle East, said Matt Mink, manager at Naples Guns & Ammo. Mr. Mink says the AR-15s popularity comes in part from its patriotic roots defending our country and in part because it simply looks cool. But the reason its so great is its light, its reliable, the recoil is moderate and you can build it up any way you SEE GUN, A12 When youre shooting at people, you want to put a lot of shots, generally accurate, When youre shooting at people, you want to put a lot of shots, generally accurate, in the area of the people, so you can then close with them and kill them. in the area of the people, so you can then close with them and kill them. Peter Lucier, Peter Lucier, a combat veteran of the Marine Corps and a Marine Corps Combat Marksmanship Coach a combat veteran of the Marine Corps and a Marine Corps Combat Marksmanship CoachCOURTESY PHOTOA Colt Sporter ad published in 1964.
A12 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Approximate muzzle velocities of rounds in feet per second:>> .22 long ri e, 1,400 >> .30-.30 Winchester, 2,200 >> .308 Winchester or 7.62 mm, 2,800 >> .30-06 Spring eld, 2,900 >> 9mm pistol round, 1,200 >> M1 Garand of World War 2, .30 cal., about 2,900 >> M1 Carbine of World War 2, .30 cal., about 2,000 >> .223 cal. or 5.56 mm, about 3,200 want, he said. Charlotte County resident Leonard Dias, 49, said he owns about 20 AR-15s, part of a comprehensive collection of firearms that includes AK-47s, TEC-9s, shotguns and his favorite, a .30-30 Winchester rifle. He bought his first AR-15 for home defense, and finds it to be a great rush to shoot for casual target practice. I like the AR because as fast as you press that trigger the bullets will come out, he said. You could literally, if you shoot on a tree, you could knock the tree down. I just like the firepower that it has. Mostly, though, he has a passion for collecting all kinds of things, a habit he has extended to baseball cards, stamps and coins. Hailing from Boston, Mr. Dias didnt get into guns until after he moved to Florida in the mid-1980s and friends introduced him to the hobby. He funds his collections through a successful disaster cleanup and restoration business anything from water damage to crime scenes. Noting that his business is recession proof, Mr. Dias said hes not much interested in politics and doesnt follow the debate about gun control. He enjoys buying or upgrading his AR-15s with all the bells and whistles. One has a grenade launcher attached, another a high-powered sniper scope that would allow him to take longrange shots accurately. But he doesnt use his guns for hunting. I dont think I could shoot an animal, Mr. Dias said, unless it was attacking him. I just couldnt shoot something thats just standing there. Punta Gorda resident Matt Uebelacker Jr., 34, is a gun collector and certified NRA instructor. Many guns in the civilian marketplace are high-powered, semiautomatic rifles that allow people to shoot bullets relatively quickly, he points out, not just ARs. There are other firearms out there that have similar characteristics as an AR-15 but they dont get talked about as much because theyre not as flashy, he said. But the AR-15 platform has a style and versatility that is appealing to many gun owners. He is adept at assembling AR-15s in their many configurations depending on personal preference and use. Do you want to shoot up close? Mr. Uebelacker asks. Do you want to shoot longer distances? Are you trying to shoot with a scope or iron sites? It kind of comes down to, what do you want to do for fun? Or is there a purpose? such as home defense. Mr. Uebelacker enjoys shooting many types of guns, including ARs. I enjoy the history behind them, he said. I like what theyre about, and its our right to defend ourselves as Americans if need be, but thats not the only reason to have firearms. Mark Oliva, a spokesperson for NSSF who lives in Virginia, has an AR-15 configured for hunting. Mr. Oliva scheduled an interview with Florida Weekly for Friday, May 18. But that morning he declined, per NSSFs policy, as news unfolded of a mass shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas, where the murderer used a Remington 870 pump shotgun and a .38 pistol, according to news reports. Out of respect for the families were going to decline to make any comments regarding firearms, Mr. Oliva said. Law enforcement officials have also proved laconic in discussing these weapons. Florida Weekly contacted sheriffs offices in Palm Beach, Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties, and asked the Florida Sheriffs Association for comments: How many AR-15 style weapons have they confiscated in the last two years? Does the existence of such weapons among civilians create extra work in training, or anxiety, for law enforcement personnel? Only the Lee County Sheriffs Office responded. From January 2015 thru present, we as an agency have had 4,420 guns pass through evidence, wrote Sgt. Anita Iriarte. This includes all firearms. Unfortunately we are unable to distinguish the make and model of the firearms. On the receiving end WRITING IN THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY IN February, Dr. Heather Sher, a radiologist who treated victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, compared injuries from the gunmans AR-15, firing .223 rounds with a muzzle velocity of about 3,200 feet per second, with wounds from handguns firing 9mm rounds at about 1,200 fps. Bullets fired from a high-velocity rifle such as an AR-15 travel at almost three times the speed of a typical 9mm bullet, she pointed out. As a result, they cause far more damage to victims, especially when paired with a high-capacity magazine. The 9mm bullet leaves a track through the body about the size of the bullet, she explained. A faster bullet does not cause it to pass through the body more cleanly, but just the opposite; the bullet damages the tissue around it, parting it like waves of water displaced by (a) boat. This process is called cavitation; it leaves the displaced tissue damaged or killed. The high-velocity bullet causes a swath of tissue damage that extends several inches from its path. It does not have to actually hit an artery to damage it and cause catastrophic bleeding. Exit wounds can be the size of an orange. She compared the Parkland shooting to a shooting at the Fort Lauderdale airport in 2017, whose victims she also diagnosed. At the airport, the shooter used a 9mm semiautomatic handgun. The gunshot wounds were the same low-velocity handgun injuries that I diagnose every day; only their rapid succession set them apart, she wrote. And all six of the victims who arrived at the hospital that day survived. At Parkland, she wrote, Most of the victims died on the spot; they had no fighting chance at life. Another Southeast Florida trauma surgeon and Iraq War veteran, Dr. Robert Borrego, called Dr. Shers assessment of AR-15 and high-velocity gun injuries in The Atlantic Monthly really accurate. What happens is they impart so much energy when they go through the tissues that you get a blast effect and a pressure wave, he said. Handgun wounds are the most common type of firearms injury treated at St. Marys Medical Center in West Palm Beach, where Dr. Borrego is medical director of the trauma program. He estimates that he has seen over the past 10 years at St. Marys at least 25 to 50 victims with gunshot wounds that have been consistent with a highvelocity weapon. None were from mass shootings. The percentage of patients that will die or lose a limb in my experience has been higher in patients that have wounds from AR-15-type weapons rather than handgun wounds, he said. So they are riskier and more lethal. They cause more damage and the outc ome is not as good. In Iraq, he served with an Army Reserve surgical team during the first six months of the war in 2003, and witnessed injuries to civilians and soldiers, including those who had been shot by M-16 rifles. The M-16 is built to shoot more rounds in a short period of time, (but) the M-16 wounds are pretty much the same as the AR-15 wounds. Except there may be more, in a military scenario. With a typical handgun injury, Dr. Borrego said that damaged organs such as the liver might often be saved with surgery, while that is not usually the case with a high-velocity rifle wound. With an AR-15 the blast effect is so damaging that (if) the liver gets pulverized, most of those patients dont do well, he said. The same thing for any solid organs in the abdomen. Like if it hits a kidney or a spleen with a highvelocity rifle the organ gets pulverized and theres not much to save. GUNFrom page 11A lot of media are very uneducated about what these firearms (AR-15s) actually are, how they function, what role they play, and what theyre used for. Amy Hunter, spokesperson for the NRA Institute for Legislative Action in Fairfax, Va.COURTESY PHOTOCpl. Peter Lucier in Afghanistan. He also served as a Marine Corps Combat Marksmanship Coach. COURTESY PHOTOLaw enforcement SWAT teams use AR-15-type weapons in training and practice, as this photo of Lee County Sheriffs deputies suggests. The photo hangs on a corridor wall in the Sheriffs Office headquarters in Fort Myers with the caption COPS. Sheriffs deputies would not comment on the model or type of weapons they use.
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The Air Forces Office of Special Investigations has offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the recovery of the box and has alerted local farmers and oil field vendors in the area that the box could be dangerous if damaged.Animal antics In Lodi, Calif., a small black cat took up residence on May 11 on a high ledge near the large outdoor sign of a Chilis restaurant and thwarted attempts by management, who self-identified as cat people, to be rescued. As customers took pictures, Restaurant Cat, as it came to be known, stared down calmly, KTXL TV reported. But when Chilis employees used a ladder to try to reach it, the cat climbed behind the neon chili pepper and wouldnt come out, so they left food and water. Presumably its keeping the pigeons away. Meanwhile, in Perth, Australia, another restaurant has taken a novel approach to a different animal problem: Customers at Hillarys 3Sheets are being offered water guns to shoot at seagulls, which have been ruining diners waterfront meals. It was bad, owner Toby Evans told Nine Network television on May 16, admitting the idea was a desperate measure. Before, theyd wait until customers had finished and got up, but now theyre getting cheekier and cheekier. Customers are on board, saying the pistols are working. (Maybe they need a Restaurant Cat of their own.)But, why? Making good on his promise, Welshman Mark Williams, 43, celebrated his third world snooker championship by conducting the post-match news conference at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England, in the buff. Williams, who beat John Higgins of Scotland on May 7, is the events oldest winner in 40 years, Reuters noted. Im not going to say anything stupid ... but to be honest if I won this next year, Id cartwheel down here naked, Williams promised. The Daytona Beach International Airport was briefly evacuated early on May 11 when John Greenwood, 25, caused a ruckus as he rode around the baggage carousel in the nude, trying to get out onto the tarmac, reported News4Jax. Sheriffs deputies shocked him with a Taser, to which he responded: We gotta get outta here, theres a bomb going to go off. I planted a bomb in the bathroom. After sweeping the airport, officials found no explosives, but Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood said they did find Greenwoods clothes in a backpack hidden in a hole in the bathroom wall. Described by Chitwood as a frequent flyer, Greenwood is known to local law enforcement, and he admitted taking drugs on Thursday night. He faces several charges after the incident.Easy way outLike any resourceful mom, Johanna Giselhall Sandstrom of Kyrkhult, Sweden, made lemonade out of lemons after she discovered a spelling error in her newly acquired tattoo. Sandstrom had asked the tattoo artist to entwine the names of her two children, Nova and Kevin, on her arm, and it wasnt until she arrived home that she realized the tattoo read Kelvin instead of Kevin. My heart stopped and I thought I was going to faint, Sandstrom told local newspaper Blekinge Lans Tidning. Removing the tattoo would require multiple treatments, she learned, so Sandstrom decided instead to change her 2-year-old sons name to Kelvin, The Independent reported on May 16. When I thought more about it, I realized that no one else has this name, she said. It became unique. Now we think it is better than Kevin.Weird scienceFor two years, Kendra Jackson of Omaha, Neb., had a box of Puffs ... everywhere I went, due to constant sneezing, coughing and nose-blowing that started after she hit her face on the dashboard during a car accident in 2013, she told KETV. Multiple doctors told her allergies were the cause, but eventually she was diagnosed with cerebrospinal fluid leak her brain fluid was leaking into her nasal cavity at the rate of about a half-pint a day. In early May, Nebraska Medicine rhinologist Dr. Christie Barnes plugged the small hole between Jacksons skull and nostrils with her own fatty tissue, giving Jackson the relief she had been seeking for years.Awwwwww ....Six baby squirrels in Elkhorn, Neb., found themselves in a sticky situation when their tails became tangled in tree sap and knotted together in their nest. When a man noticed what looked like a six-headed squirrely cluster moving around in a tree, wildlife expert Laura Stastny, executive director of Nebraska Wildlife Rehab, got the call. Stastny told the Omaha World-Herald that her group sees a case like this every year or so. She covered the squirrels with a towel to calm them and then snipped the fur that held them together. NEWS OF THE WEIRD BY THE EDITORS AT ANDREWS MCMEELDistributed by Universal Press Syndicate
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A18 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY with Surgeon-Controlled, Patient-Specic Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted SurgeryPRECISE ACCURATE MINIMALLY INVASIVE PARTIAL KNEE REPLACEMENTRobert J. Zehr, M.D. CEO Medical Director Southwest Floridas premier outpatient surgery facility, designed specically for joint replacement239.592.4955 SeasideSurgeryCenter.com1879 Veterans Park Drive, Suite 1101 Naples, Florida 34109 HEALTHY LIVINGNCH Medical Libraryan underrated source of health care infoSmall but mighty is the description that NCHs librarian Annette Campbell, masters in library and information services, uses to describe the NCH Medical Library. Robust information technology at our fingertips is mission critical as our academic health care community evolves. Physically, we are the Readers Digest Condensed Version, with facile access to an unabridged, digitally-expanding knowledge base. Assisted by Cindy Truxall, who has 11 years of experience with education, libraries and hospitals, Annette is a wizard at helping our rapidly growing medical academic community members 12 medical residents (next month it will become 24), dozens of medical students, scores of nurses, countless technical staff, innumerable physicians, and others find peer-reviewed and evidenced-based articles. Institutionally, NCH produces many quality projects, helps our colleagues complete research papers for advanced degrees, and assists clinicians searching for answers to help patients, as well as supports potential employees in completing job applications and current colleagues in complying with continuing education requirements. All of these functions, although not normally associated with a hospital, are now indispensable as we evolve from a community hospital to an academic center. NCH has had a traditional medical library for at least the 41 years in which I have been on staff. We initially had many medical periodicals and an appropriate collection of medical textbooks set inside the Telford building with comfortable seating and workstations. Over the years we have gone digital, with easy access to a much broad-SEE WEISS, A19 SEE CANCER, A19 Cancer mortality continues to decline, prostate cancer mortality stabilizing NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTHThe latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer finds that overall cancer death rates continue to decline in men, women and children in the United States in all major racial and ethnic groups. Overall cancer incidence, or rates of new cancers, decreased in men and were stable in women from 1999 to 2014. In a companion study, researchers reported that there has been an increase in incidence of late-stage prostate cancer and that after decades of decline, prostate cancer mortality has stabilized. The annual report is a collaborative effort between the National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; the American Cancer Society; and the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries. The studies appeared online in Cancer on May 22, 2018. This years report is an encouraging indicator of progress were making in cancer research. As overall death rates continue to decline for all major racial and ethnic groups in the United States, its clear that interventions are having an impact, said NCI Director Ned Sharpless, M.D. The report also highlights areas where more work is needed. With steadfast commitment to patients and their families, we will be able to lower the mortality rates faster and improve the lives of those affected by cancer. The report includes mortality data through 2015. It shows that, from 1999 to 2015, overall cancer death rates decreased by 1.8 percent per year among men and by 1.4 percent per year among women. From 2011 to 2015, death rates decreased for 11 of the 18 most common cancer types in men and for 14 of the 20 most common cancer types in women. Over the same period, death rates for cancers of the liver, pancreas, and brain and other nervous system increased in both men and women; death rates for cancer of the uterus increased in women; and death rates for cancers of the oral cavity and pharynx and soft tissue increased in men. From 2010 to 2014, incidence rates decreased for seven of the 17 most common cancer types among men and for seven of the 18 most common cancer types among women. In the companion study, researchers explored prostate cancer trends in more detail. They found that overall prostate cancer incidence rates declined an average of 6.5 percent each year between 2007 and 2014, from a rate of 163 new cases per 100,000 men in the population in 2007 to 104 new cases per 100,000 in 2014. However, incidence of distant disease that is, of cancer that has spread from the original tumor to other parts of the body increased from a low rate of 7.8 new cases per 100,000 in 2010 to 9.2 new cases per 100,000 in 2014. Furthermore, after two decades of decline between 1993 and 2013, prostate cancer mortality leveled off between 2013 and 2015. Although rates of distant disease increased in recent years, there was no increase in the rates of cases with aggressive histologic grade (Gleason score of 9-10). This study also reports a decline in recent prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening in the population based on a series of national surveys. The reported decline in screening occurred between the 2010 and 2013 surveys, for men between 50 and 74 years of age, and after the 2008 survey, for men age 75 and older. The increase in late-stage disease and the flattening of the mortality trend occurred contemporaneously with the observed decrease in PSA screening in the population, said Serban Negoita, M.D., Dr.P.H., of NCIs Surveillance Research Program and lead author of the prostate cancer report. Although suggestive, this observation does not demonstrate that one caused the other, as there are many factors that contribute to incidence and mortality, such as improvements in staging and treating cancer. Additional research is needed to get a more comprehensive understanding of the recent trends and the possible relationship with PSA screening, as well as the relationship with other factors that may be associated with these trends. Findings in the first part of the report show that incidence and death rates for all types of cancer combined were higher in men than in women in every racial and ethnic group. For all cancer sites comallenWEISSallen.firstname.lastname@example.org
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Unfortunately, much of what one finds on the internet using standard searches is not of academic quality and can be misleading all the more reason to have an in-house expert who is responsive and pleased to teach. Recent topics researched were not what I might have expected as traditional medical subjects. For instance, What are best practices on rounding? We have academic hospitalists teaching medical residents and students virtually every day, hour and minute of the year. In one instance, two different colleagues asked the same question almost simultaneously. Getting folks together with common interests is also a worthwhile function. For a decade our nurses and members from our entire staff have completed quality projects for the institute of medicine and, more recently, for our own quality fair and celebration. Many of the presentations were first researched in our medical library. NCH, a learning organization for almost two decades, is now fully into teaching mode. Clearly, better information and greater knowledge improves quality national recognition with objective measures, namely five-star ratings from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid and helps everyone live a longer, happier and healthier life. bined, black men and white women had the highest incidence rates compared to other racial groups, and black men and black women had the highest death rates compared to other racial groups. NonHispanic men and women had higher incidence and death rates than those of Hispanic ethnicity. There continue to be significant declines in the cancer death rate with significant differences in rate by sex, race, and ethnicity, said Otis W. Brawley, M.D., chief medical officer for ACS. We need to continue working to understand the reasons for the disparities and how to most efficiently continue supporting and, if possible, accelerate these declines. The report also describes five-year survival during 2007-2013 by cancer stage at diagnosis for four of the most common cancers female breast cancer, colorectal cancer, lung and bronchus cancer, and melanoma of the skin. While five-year survival is high for early-stage disease for breast cancer, colorectal cancer, and melanoma, survival remains low for all stages of lung cancer, ranging from 55 percent for Stage I to 4 percent for Stage IV. This report underscores that if cancer is caught early, when it has the best chance of being treated, patients can live longer, said CDC Director Robert R. Redfield, M.D. Early detection and timely, quality treatment are keys to saving lives. Increases in death rates for several cancers continue to cause concern. Researchers suggest that the increase in liver cancer death rates is related to the high prevalence of hepatitis C virus infection among baby boomers, as well as to the high prevalence of obesity in the United States. Obesity is also thought to have contributed to the increase in death rates from cancers of the uterus and pancreas. The recent increase in oral cavity and pharynx cancer death rates among white men is thought to be associated with human papillomavirus infection. Its encouraging to see progress in decreasing death rates for many types of cancer, said Betsy A. Kohler, executive director, NAACCR. Yet the fact that death rates from several cancers are still on the rise means we need to keep working to find strategies to encourage prevention and continue to make improvements in screening and treatment. CANCERFrom page 18WEISSFrom page 18
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After Rabuck had Prim spayed last August, the dogs behavior changed, and not for the better. Already aggressive toward unknown dogs and people, she began urine-marking in the house and developed signs of anxiety such as panting and pacing. Prims behavior kept Rabuck from sleeping at night and disturbed her other dogs. I had to separate her from my other two dogs, she says. I was afraid they would kill her. She drives them crazy with all that energy. Rabuck took Prim to veterinary behaviorist Jacqueline Wilhelmy, VMD. After running lab tests to rule out possible health problems, Dr. Wilhelmy prescribed Prozac and gabapentin and offered behavior modification advice. It has been 11 days, and while Prim is still urine-marking, Rabuck is now able to sleep through the night. Pet behavior problems such as separation anxiety; thunderstorm or other noiserelated fears; compulsive disorders such as excessive chewing, licking, tail chasing or other repetitive behaviors; or aggression toward other animals or humans can all respond to many of the same psychoactive medications that help humans. They include fluoxetine (Prozac), a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor; gabapentin, an antiseizure medication sometimes used off-label for pain and anxiety; tricyclic antidepressants such as amitriptyline; and benzodiazepines such as Xanax and Valium. Not in every case do we use a medication, but when it is indicated, it can really facilitate the progress of the case quite dramatically, says Patrick Melese, DVM, a veterinary behaviorist in San Diego, Calif. Medications used in humans have the same or similar effects in dogs and cats because the nervous systems of animals and humans operate in a similar manner. The goal is to normalize brain chemistry and improve the way the animal processes information. Shannon Gillespies border collie Fizz has taken Prozac for more than five years because she would explode when frustrated or excited and was unable to calm down quickly. About four years ago, when Fizzs veterinarian prescribed gabapentin for torn bicep and supraspinatus muscles, Gillespie noticed a further positive change in her behavior. Now Fizz takes both medications to help her maintain a calm demeanor. Medications can help decrease the animals overall level of anxiety, aggressive behavior, and reactivity and help with impulse control, says Wailani Sung, DVM, a veterinary behaviorist at San Francisco SPCA Behavior Specialty Service and coauthor of the book From Fearful to Fear Free. They are typically prescribed when the animal has a high level of anxiety, aggressive behavior and reactivity, (and) when the inappropriate behavior occurs daily or multiple times a week or is very intense.It can take several weeks on medication before pets become calm or relaxed enough to start learning new ways of coping or adjust to changes in the household or interactions with family members or other animals. How long medical therapy continues depends on the individual animal and situation. It can range from a few months to a year to a lifetime. Animals may stay on the same dose or have it gradually reduced as the situation improves. Medication by itself wont solve a pets behavior problems. Behavior modification and environmental changes, if needed, are a necessary part of treatment. (The exception, Dr. Melese says, is urine-marking in cats, which typically responds well to medication alone.) 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Visit DAS at 7610 Davis Blvd. from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Adoptable dogs and cats from DAS are also at For Footed Friends in Marquesa Plaza on Livingston Road from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the rst Saturday of every month. For more information, call 252-7387 or visit www.colliergov.net/pets. Drugs can help pets with behavior problems, but theyre not a quick fix.
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A22 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY FROM THE TOP A different kind of adrenaline rushVolvo Naples GM reflects on his transition from police officer to business owner BY ROBBIE SPENCERrspencer@ oridaweekly.comJoe Parisi admits he sometimes misses his old life in law enforcement. But the New York native harnessed his passion for service to others and an entrepreneurial streak to thrive in the pressure-packed realm of car sales, creating a laidback, value-based experience for employee and car buyer alike with the recently opened Volvo Cars of Naples. The Naples Boulevard location is the latest venture for Mr. Parisi, who has worked on acquiring and revamping local dealerships since 2013. He most recently sold his interest in past locations and now serves Volvo Cars of Naples as general manager and managing partner. Mr. Parisi moved to Southwest Florida from New York in 1988, beginning a career in local law enforcement in Cape Coral and elsewhere in Lee County until he came to a crossroads in 2001. (Being a police officer) was my dream. I felt good that I did it, but then I ended up getting married and starting a family, Mr. Parisi recalled. At that point, I thought law enforcement wasnt the wisest choice for my family. He made the fateful decision to leave his dream profession that year, in the name of lowering the risk factor for his family. I miss it everyday; the camaraderie, teamwork, and helping people. Mr. Parisis passion for service spilled over to his next profession as a car salesman. Its also why he quickly realized that despite his talent for selling cars, the status quo of service was not up to par by his standards. The business world has changed. In years past, you provided product at a price, Mr. Parisi said. But theres so much competition now, both brick and mortar and online. So what separates someone in such a cutthroat business sector like car sales? How do we compel people to want to do business with us on a consistent basis? was one of the many questions Mr. Parisi asked himself when he decided to venture on his own. Provide better and more service. I seek people that have a different belief system, that truly want to be in service. Mr. Parisi believes its the right mix of pricing, amenities and the quality of product that sets people apart not only in car sales, but most business sectors. Thats where his newest location claims to set itself apart from its local counterparts. Walking in to the store feels more like a spa setting than anything else; thats by design, according to Mr. Parisi. Its what youd expect to see at a day spa, he said. A number of amenities, snacks, the dcor. Volvo Cars of Naples has a fleet of loaner vehicles for those who come get their car serviced there. It not only offers new Volvo cars for sale, but preowned luxury products like Maserati, BMW and Mercedes as well as some domestic lines. Were too small of a store to have the gimmicks and the games, Mr. Parisi said, referring to other dealerships that focus more on marketing strategies. Volvo cares about whats important to you, making life less complicated. The look and feel of the store (is what sets us apart). Volvos well-known reputation for manufacturing safe, well engineered cars aligned with Mr. Parisis personal values as well as his reasoning for transitioning out of a riskier line of work in law enforcement. They care about their dealers, he said of Vo lvo. For us to do business, we need to have a product that people are willing to consider. And create a culture of service that resonates with people; Mr. Parisi believes hes accomplished just that. Its taken a lot of hard work and grit from each of our (38) employees. Theres a lot to do to maintain it, he said. Pressure is a privilege. First job? When I was 12 years old, I was hired as a bus boy at a restaurant.What would you be doing if not this?At this moment, I dont know anything else I would do; probably something in the business arena, utilizing my entrepreneurial spirit. Things you look for when hiring Character, culture, drive, commitment. When I interview people, I tell them you have to be honest and ethical, and you cant lie, cheat or steal. Favorite business book? Customers for life by Carl Sewell and Paul Brown 001 Ways to Reward Employees by Bob Nelson The Go-Giver by Bob Burg Words of wisdom? Be sincere and authentic in everything we do. Stay persistent, and keep good goals. Be truly exceptional. I always ask, are you giving the best version of yourself? To loved ones, coworkers, clients. Whether you did it right or wrong, if your intentions were real, youll be okay. Last time you fired someone? Im lucky to have a great team. If youre setting clear expectations, theyll do it to themselves. We monitor things pretty closely; we dont wait for them to do a bad job. Any job openings? Yes. Were always looking for talented individuals to join our team in a number of positions; sales, customer relations and technicians. COURTESY PHOTOJoe Parisi MONEY & INVESTINGThe AutoZone lesson: Look to the future when investingWouldnt it be great to own a crystal ball that could tell you what a companys earnings will be before they were announced? With such a device, you could see if the reported income was above or below the consensus estimate and then go long or short the stock, guaranteeing a profit. Or so it would seem. Wizards of the world who used their predictive device for AutoZone stock recently would have seen that the company handily beat its forecast earnings of $12.94 per share by $48 cents per share and bought the stock in anticipation of a steep rise in price. Instead, the stock tanked by almost 10 percent. So why did AutoZone fall and what can we learn about investing from this move? AutoZone is the largest seller of retail auto parts in the U.S. with over 6,000 stores across the globe. The first AutoZone opened in 1979 under the name Auto Shack but quickly had to change its name after the Tandy Corp. accused it of infringing on its Radio Shack trademark. The company went public in 1991 at $27.50 per share. By 2015, the companys stock approached $800 per share as the company expanded into 49 states as well as Mexico and Brazil. This most recent quarter for AutoZone was expected to be another very profitable one for the retailer with both revenue and earnings growing from the previous quarter. And earnings did not disappoint. A blowout quarter surpassed almost all analyst expectations. And while revenue did come in higher than the same quarter in 2017 by $40 million, it was a little less than some analysts had hoped. Yet investors were still excited by the great earnings and the stock opened the day up 7 percent. Soon after, during the earnings call discussing the quarters results, analysts realized that maybe things werent as rosy as the earnings number reflected. The companys CEO announced that he expects selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses to rise around 7 percent in the next year, mainly due to rising labor expenses. This is a very large increase in the context of a traditional retail store where margins are relatively thin. And with increased competition from online stores, Walmart and Amazon, many analysts believe that AutoZone will not be able to pass along these increased costs to consumers via higher prices. The lower-than-expected revenue and unexpected higher future labor costs painted this earnings release in a very negative light to analysts. The company tried to blame the low revenue on the weather saying, Unfortunately, we had a very cold, wet spring through March and much of April and our sales didnt respond until spring-like weather arrived in late April. Investors werent buying it and the stock dropped like a rock. The AutoZone earnings report does highlight a couple of lessons for investors in general. First, the future is always more important than the past or even the present when it comes to stock price moves. Beating an earnings consensus for the latest quarter is great, but future guidance on what is to occur usually has a much bigger impact on a stock movement. This was true for AutoZone. It had an amazing quarter, but the stock price still fell because of what the CEO said about future quarters. And second, knowledge about an industry is critical when analyzing a company. A 7 percent increase in labor costs for a growing tech company is not a big deal at all. But for a low-growth traditional retail company, it is critical. Thats why analysts focused on this part of the earnings call so closely and why it had such a sizeable move to the downside. And why I am staying far away from the stock as well. Eric Bretan, the co-owner of Ricks Estate & Jewelry Buyers in Punta Gorda, was a senior derivatives marketer and investment banker for more than 15 years at several global banks. ericBRETANestaterick@gmail.com
BUSINESS NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY | A23 WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2018WWW.FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM Check your everyday reality at the door of the U.A. Whitaker College of Engineerings VIPER Laboratory and enter a world of virtual reality. In VIPER Lab, you can put on a pair of three-dimensional glasses and use a handinteraction wand to move virtual furniture around a virtual room or virtual buildings around a virtual college campus. Its virtual reality, and its a lot of fun, but its not a game. The labs acronymic name indicates that the College of Engineering is doing serious stuff with virtual reality: VIPER stands for Virtual Interactive Portal for Engineering Research. For those unfamiliar with the technology, virtual reality or VR is a computergenerated three-dimensional environment that a person can interact with and explore. BY KEVIN LOLLARSpecial to Florida Weekly FGCU College of Engineering brings future buildings to life VIPERLABJAMES GRECO / COURTESY PHOTOSWhen one initially looks through the glasses, one sees a grid pattern.SEE VIRTUAL, A25 The purpose of a 3-D model of the campus is, if the university wants to add a building, we can add it in 3-D to see how it looks. Antuan Vazquez, a graduate of Ida S. Baker High School in Cape Coral who also holds a bioengineering degree from FGCUFPL parent to buy Gulf Power for $6.475 billion NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDAIn a major move in the states utility industry, the parent company of Florida Power & Light said Monday it will buy Northwest Floridas Gulf Power as part of a $6.475 billion deal. NextEra Energy Inc. plans to buy Gulf Power, the Florida City Gas natural-gas company and ownership interests in two power plants from The Southern Company. The purchase of Gulf Power and the stakes in the power plants, which are subject to federal approval, are expected to close during the first half of 2019, while the Florida City Gas purchase is slated for the third quarter of 2018, according to a NextEra Energy announcement. The deal would expand NextEra Energys already-massive footprint in the state. Its Florida Power & Light subsidiary is by far the largest electric utility in Florida, serving nearly 5 million customers. Gulf Power, with about 450,000 customers in eight counties, is the largest utility in the Panhandle. Florida City Gas has about 110,000 residential and commercial natural-gas customers in Miami-Dade, Brevard, St. Lucie and Indian River counties. NextEra said it will buy a 100 percent ownership interest in a power plant near Cocoa known as Plant Oleander, which has contracts to sell electricity to the Florida Municipal Power Agency and Seminole Electric Cooperative. It also will buy a 65 percent stake in a generating unit, known as Stanton A, at the Stanton Energy Center complex near Orlando. The unit is jointly owned by The Southern Company, the Orlando Utilities Commission, the Kissimmee Utility Authority and the Florida Municipal Power Agency, according to information on The Southern Company website. These transactions will provide meaningful benefits for the state of Florida, and Gulf Power and Florida City Gas customers, as well as NextEra Energy shareholders, said Jim Robo, chairman and chief executive officer of NextEra Energy. NextEra Energy plans to finance the deal through the issuance of new debt, according to the announcement. The $6.475 billion total includes NextEra Energy assuming $1.4 billion of Gulf Power debt. Subsidiaries of The Southern Company, which is based in Atlanta, operate in numerous states. In addition to Gulf Power, the subsidiaries include Alabama Power, Georgia Power and Mississippi Power. The Florida Public Service Commission last year approved a settlement agreement that set base rates for Gulf Power. In the announcement, NextEra Energy said that with the addition of Gulf Power, Florida City Gas and the power plants, the Juno Beach-based company will be even better positioned to generate longterm shareholder value through a more robust financial profile, greater scale and an expanded platform for growth. But the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, which frequently intervenes in utility cases in Florida, expressed concern Monday about the purchase. While Southern Alliance for Clean Energy is still reviewing this deal, it raises concerns that any one monopoly utility would control such a significant percentage of Floridas energy market, the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy said in a prepared statemet. Such consolidation of control may limit competition at a time when we need more and not less.
A24 BUSINESS WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY I came to life as a grocery-trading company in Korea in 1938. After some years, I entered the textile business, and later got involved in other lines of work, such as shipbuilding, heavy industry and, in 1969, electronics. I found success with televisions, video recorders, appliances and semiconductors, among other things. I developed mobile phones in the early 1990s and a smartphone in 1999. Today Im one of the worlds top brands and largest companies, with more than 300,000 employees and No. 1 market share in TVs, smartphones, memory chips, refrigerators, display drivers and more. Who am I? Think you know the answer? Well announce it in next weeks edition. THE MOTLEY FOOLTo Educate, Amuse & Enrich Ask the Fool Fools School My Dumbest Investment The Motley Fool Take Name That Company Last weeks trivia answer Write to Us! Send questions for Ask the Fool, Dumbest (or Smartest) Investments (up to 100 words), and your Trivia entries to Fool@fool.com or via regular mail c/o Florida Weekly, attn: The Motley Fool. Sorry, we cant provide individual financial advice. Wisdom from OmahaAt Berkshire Hathaways recent annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, CEO Warren Buffett and his partner Charlie Munger took dozens of questions from shareholders, journalists and stock analysts over more than five hours. Here are some highlights, paraphrased: On stock buybacks: When asked about Apples plan to spend $100 billion buying back some of its stock, Buffett explained that it can make sense. (Doing so essentially retires those shares, reducing the companys total share count and making remaining shares more valuable.) Buybacks should only happen when the shares are undervalued, though, and when the companies dont have more productive uses for that money, such as reinvesting in further growth. Buffett noted that via buybacks, Berkshires 5 percent stake in Apple might grow to a 7 percent stake. On women in management: Its true that most of the managers who lead Berkshires many businesses are men, but Buffett noted that many of them had the job when their company became part of Berkshire theres little turnover. Still, about half of the new CEOs Buffett has appointed in the past several years have been women. Buffett suggested that the #metoo movement (of women coming forward about sexual harassment or abuse) will be good for the economy. He has pointed out in the past how half of the talent in America has been undertapped, and thinks that women are now more likely to have workforce opportunities. On the importance of learning: Munger opined: If youre going to live a long time, you have to keep learning what you formerly knew is never enough. So if you dont learn to constantly revise your earlier conclusions, and get better ones, you are I always use the same metaphor youre like a one-legged man in an a kicking contest. Read Buffetts enlightening annual letters to shareholders at berkshirehathaway. com. Roger Lowensteins book, Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist (Random House, $20) is an excellent read, too. (The Motley Fool owns shares of and has recommended Berkshire Hathaway.) A Good Idea Isnt EnoughYou can add WebVan to my list of dumb investments. It was a great idea with an unbelievably stupid ad campaign. The company had no clue who their core audience should have been. Their advertising targeted 20-something males when they should have been looking at working moms. Stupid. Z.S., onlineThe Fool Responds: You werent alone in being disappointed with WebVan. The Wall Street Journal called it one of the most glorious flops of the dot-com-bust. The companys concept of groceries being ordered online and delivered to customers doors was exciting so much so that investors plowed more than $800 million into it, when it wasnt even profitable. The company had smart management, invested heavily in infrastructure (such as high-tech warehouse fulfillment centers), and started out serving 10 cities and regions. In the year before it went out of business, the company took in only $200,000 in top-line revenue, not bottom-line profit. The story reinforces the important lesson that a great idea isnt enough. Many great ideas never catch on sometimes because their advertising doesnt get the right message out to the right targets. Investing in unproven companies is riskier than favoring established enterprises. Interestingly, many WebVan executives ended up doing well. Some now work for Amazon.com, which is building out a grocery delivery business at what it hopes is the right time. A Visa to ProfitlandThe world is transitioning away from cash, with Visa (NYSE: V) likely to be a major beneficiary. The company enjoys a host of competitive advantages such as its scope. According to card payment analyst The Nilson Report, there were nearly 300 billion purchase transactions made on credit cards globally in 2017, and Visa processed more half of them. Meanwhile, the barrier to entry in the payment processing industry is exceptionally high. Not only does it take a small fortune to set up the infrastructure to process payments, but it also takes a long time for payment facilitators to build rapport with merchants and consumers. Visa expanded its geographic reach in June 2016 when it acquired Visa Europe. With much of the worlds transactions still conducted in cash, there are great growth opportunities in regions such as Africa, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. In emerging markets such as India, Visa has a head start, with its CEO recently noting that Visa had more than a 50 percent share of debit and credit card spending in the worlds second-mostpopulous nation. Finally, Visa is relatively unaffected by economic swings. Though the company does rely on purchasing to drive the processing fees it collects, its not a lender, so it doesnt have to worry about credit delinquencies. Give it some consideration. (The Motley Fool owns shares of and has recommended Visa.) I trace my roots back to the 1927 opening of a root beer franchise in Washington, D.C. I was soon selling hot foods and preparing boxed lunches for airline passengers. I entered the lodging industry in 1957, launching the worlds first motor hotel in Virginia. I was the first hotel company with a portfolio of brands today it includes names such as The Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis, Westin, Le Meridien, W Hotels, Fairfield Inn, Residence Inn, Sheraton, Renaissance and SpringHill Suites. I offer more than 500,000 rooms worldwide, at more than 6,500 properties. Who am I? (Answer: Marriott International) Target-Date FundsQWhat are lifecycle funds, and should I invest in them? M.D., St. Augustine, FloridaATheyre often referred to as target-date funds and are meant to help you invest for retirement. People are often advised to hold mostly stocks when theyre young and to shift toward bonds as they age. That can be a bother, so target-date funds do it for you. Each is focused on a particular year when shareholders would be expected to retire, and its asset allocation is adjusted over time as retirement approaches. If you plan to retire around 2040, for example, you might buy into a 040 fund that will gradually shed stocks and add bonds over time. Target-date funds vary widely, though. Before investing in one, consider each candidates fees, holdings and performance. (Funds with the same target year can have different allocation mixes.) Keep your big picture in mind, too. You might invest $25,000 in a target-date fund with an 80-20 stock-bond ratio, but if you hold $100,000 in bonds separately and your retirement is 25 years away, your overall asset allocation might not be what you want or need it to be. Learn more about retirement strategies and investments at fool.com/retirement/index.aspx and money.cnn.com/retirement, and in our Rule Your Retirement service (fool.com/services), which offers solid, concise advice, along with stock and fund recommendations. ***QHow do I sell a stock when I have the stock certificates? C.U., Erie, Pennsylv aniaAYou can deliver them to your brokerage, which can then sell them for you, or you can ask the company what transfer agent it uses and sell through the agent. Sign the certificates first at a bank or institution that can stamp them with a medallion signature guarantee. Want more information about stocks? Send us an email to email@example.com. BUSINESS MEETINGS Consultants from the Small Business Development Center at Florida Gulf Coast University are available at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, 2390 Tamiami Trail N., every Thursday. To make an appointment for a free session, call Suzanne Specht at 745-3704. Business Networking International goal setters and networkers meet at 7:30 a.m. every Thursday at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 777 Mooring Line Drive. Call Jamie Bergen at 5723720 for more information. Business Networking International goal setters and networkers meet at 8 a.m. every Wednesday at St. Monicas Episcopal Church, 7070 Immokalee Road. Call Ted Fitzpatrick at 9107994 for more information. The CBIA Sales & Marketing Council hosts FANtastic Marketing, a breakfast program with Meredith Oliver, president and creative director of a Raleigh, N.C.-based digital marketing agency, from 8:30-10 a.m. Thursday, June 7, at Quail West Golf & Country Club, 5950 Burnham Road in Naples. The public is invited. FANtastic Marketing will address website design and content management, search engine optimization and paid search marketing, social media marketing, online lead generation and conversion best practices, digital marketing trends and new marketing platforms. $20 for S&MC members $30 for CBIA members, $40 for others. Registration closes June 1. To sign up or for more information, call the CBIA at 436-6100, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.cbia.net. Wake Up Naples for members and guests of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce takes place from 7:30-9 a.m. Wednesday, June 13, at the Hilton Naples. Chamber President Michael Dalby will facilitate a discussion about the Collier County sales tax ballot initiative with panelists Scott Burgess, CEO of David Lawrence Center; Nick Casalanguida, deputy county manager for Collier County; and John Schmieding, senior vice president and general counsel of Arthrex Inc. Sign up at www. napleschamber.org/events. Applications are open for the Southwest Florida Blue Chip Community Business Award sponsored by BB&T Oswald Trippe and Company and BB&T Bank. The award recognizes a small business that has overcome adversity to achieve success. Finalists and the winner will be selected by an independent panel and announced at a Nov. 1 luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point. To be eligible for the award, applicants must be a for-profit business, based in Lee, Collier or Charlotte county, that has overcome obstacles to achieve success. Businesses must employ between four and 500 people, and have been in operation for at least three years. Applications are due Sept. 4. They are available at the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, 25071 Chamber of Commerce Drive in Bonita Springs. Interested businesses can also request an application from BB&T Oswald Trippe and Company at 239-433-7189 or email@example.com. Email business meeting announcements to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2018 BUSINESS A25 www.BestChoiceWindowTinting.comLICENSED & INSURED Make Your Home, Vehicle or Business COOLER! ENERGY EFFICIENT | CLEAR VIEW OUTSIDE | PRIVACY LOOKING IN! UP TO 80% TOTAL SOLAR ENERGY REJECTION AND REDUCES GLARE (RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL FILM) PROUDLY USING Change the look of your entryway with our DECORATIVE WINDOW FILM CALL FOR A FREE ESTIMATE: 239-275-TINT (8468) s C F R E MENTION THIS AD TO GET 10% OFFWITH 50 SQFT MINIMUM PURCHASEEXPIRES 6/30/2018A key word in VR is immersion, which is the perception of being physically present in a world that is simulated by software. To many people, virtual reality means games such as Robo Recall, Need for Speed No Limits or Star Wars Battlefront: Rogue One X-Wing VR Mission, but to the more serious-minded, virtual reality is a technology thats becoming a powerful force in business environments, including engineering, architecture, education and medicine. One of VIPER Labs primary goals is to prepare students for this virtual reality business world. Virtual reality is the future, said lab manager Antuan Vazquez, who loves virtual reality games, but doesnt have time to play them. We want students to be able to understand how this technology is being used by those at the cutting edge in the real world. We want them to be a step ahead so theyre not training when they get to the job site. Our students are developing 3-D models, learning the basics of how to create a virtual world. We want our engineers to be able to develop virtual reality, including games. As the world goes more and more into VR, this experience will make them more employable. Among current student projects is a virtual-reality model of FGCUs campus being created by software engineering majors. The purpose of a 3-D model of the campus is, if the university wants to add a building, we can add it in 3-D to see how it looks, said Mr. Vazquez, a graduate of Ida S. Baker High School in Cape Coral who also holds a bioengineering degree from FGCU. Software engineering students are also working on a math game called Math Worm aimed at fourth graders. The game is based on the popular Temple Run, a 3-D endless running game in which the character, operated by the player, steals a golden idol from an Aztec temple and tries to escape while being chased by The Evil Demon Monkeys. In Math Worm, the avatar is riding a worm down a corridor while apples with math questions, say two times four, are flung at the worm, Mr. Vazquez said. The worm must avoid the apples with wrong answers on them and catch the apples with the right answers. As the kid gets more answers right, the speed increases, and that makes the kid faster in math. This is a long way from the old arithmetic worksheets of the pre-VR days, just as VR engineering is a long way from drafting tables and T-squares. Students from the Department of Environmental and Civil Engineering who are interested in water management and flood control, for example, could create 3-D models of coastal communities to demonstrate how storm surges from different hurricane categories would affect them. Then you could bring in policy makers and say, Hey, heres your city, and these buildings will be flooded if you dont take this action, said Mr. Vazquez. That would motivate policy makers to take action. Or, for bioengineering courses, it would be amazing to show students 3-D models of the human heart. Its hard to understand the anatomy of the heart from a 2-D picture. With a 3-D model, you can show the ventricles and valves. Mr. Vazquez hopes VIPER, which became operational in February, will have impacts beyond FGCU. A lot of things are dangerous or are unfeasible due to the cost, so you use virtual reality, he said. One of our goals is to involve companies that are already using VR or are interested in working with VR. Companies can use our facility for VR projects this equipment is very expensive, and not everybody can afford it and we hope to use resources from the community to teach our students. VIPER Lab is built around Corner Cave, a product of virtual reality innovator WorldViz (in VR-speak, CAVE is actually an acronym often lower-case except for the C for Cave Automatic Virtual Environment, and a Corner Cave is a cave that fits in the corner of a room). The Corner Cave consists of a series of projectors that project images onto walls, and a motion tracking system, a series of networked cameras that track the movements of users in real-time, so they can move within the 3-D environment. And, because sound is important to any virtual reality experience, VIPER uses a Dolby Atmos surround sound system, which produces sound in a three-dimensional space one reviewer said Dolby Atmos will allow you to hear sound in a 360-degree bubble. A virtual reality laboratory equipped with Dolby Atmos should be a big draw for potential engineering students, said Richard Behr, dean of the U.A. Whitaker School of Engineering. We have open houses every semester called Eagle Expo; we had one in February, and the VIPER lab was a big attention getter, Mr. Behr said. This state-of-the-art technology is very useful in recruitment. Mr. Behr said VIPER will have a major impact on the engineering college. It has widespread applicability in all engineering disciplines, he said. It can be used to simulate construction sites; you walk through the site in a virtual environment, and you can mitigate problems on the site during real construction. But you can also apply VR to civil engineering and environmental engineering. In bioengineering, instead of looking at a construction site, you look inside a human body. Or in environmental engineering, you can study pollution and climate change. And software engineering: The whole facility is orchestrated by software. In all, the set-up cost more than $200,000, a one-time allocation from the state in preparation for introducing a Construction Management program in the College of Engineering. Mr. Behr said that the construction management undergraduate degree program will commence at FGCU in fall 2019. Given the ongoing projects, future projects, and recruiting potential of the VIPER lab, Mr. Behr and Mr. Vazquez are obviously excited. Virtual reality is a technology thats amazing to a lot of people, Mr. Vazquez said. Its drawing a lot of attention, attracting a lot of interest. When a lot of bright minds are drawn to it, a lot of good things will come out of it. And, when we have involvement with companies and the community, a lot of cool things will be happening in this lab. But while the VIPER lab is up and running, and students are already involved with projects, there is still plenty of work to be done, Mr. Vazquez said. Putting a virtual reality lab together requires a lot of trial and error. This is bleeding-edge technology, not cutting-edge, he said. A lot of things can go wrong that you have to fix. Thats where the bleeding comes in. This story appeared in the Spring 2018 edition of FGCU 360 Magazine (fgcu360.com), the official publication of Florida Gulf Coast University. VIRTUALFrom page 23 JAMES GRECO / COURTESY PHOTOIn VIPER Lab, three-dimensional glasses are used for creation of a virtual room or buildings.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2018 REAL ESTATE B3 Dante DiSabato Follow me on: Broker Associate 1461 Anhinga Pointe LISTED AT $3,895,000 REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE INSURANCEWilliam Raveis Real Estate 720 5th Ave., Naples, FL 34102 Cell: 239.537.5351 DanteDiSabato.raveis.com LISTED AT $8,250,000 333 GULF SHORE BLVD SOUTH 333 GULF SHORE BLVD SOUTH The Dunes Unit 1605 LISTED AT $1,625,000 489 1st Ave South LISTED AT $3,892,000 875 9th Street South, Units 101, 102, 201 & 202 LISTED AT $1,699,000 $2,875,000 o Br W 7 C D The Dun e s Unit 1 L ISTED AT $ 1 6 2 LISTED AT $4,099,000 615 WEDGE DRIVE 615 WEDGE DRIVE REAL ESTATE NEWSMAKERSPremier Sothebys International Realty recently announced its acquisition of Stock Realtys Resale and Rental division at its location in Stock Plaza at Lely Resort. Premier Sothebys will serve both residential and rental real estate customers in the area. Under terms of the acquisition, the former Stock Realty Resale and Rental office, located at 7711 Collier Blvd., Unit 105, Naples, will now operate under the banner of Premier Sothebys International Realty. David Gape will serve as managing broker of the new office, in addition to his current leadership of Premier Sothebys International Realtys Marco Island office. The 21 real estate agents, formerly affiliated with Stock Realty, were invited to affiliate with Premier Sothebys International Realty and remain with the newly acquired office.Premier Sothebys International Realty also announced new associates in its Southwest Florida office locations: Richard Adams, Marco Island; John Blackie, Broad Avenue; Bill Brundage, The Village; Shaelyn Dimiceli, Sanibel/Captiva; Tim Drobnyk, Captiva; Cavan Guenther, Bonita Springs; Tim Konarski, The Village; Brian McColgan, Captiva; Kate Sergeant, Captiva; and Becky Toole, Bonita Springs. We are very happy to welcome these new associates to Premier Sothebys International Realty, said CEO Judy Green. Their real estate industry experience, deep knowledge of the Naples region and commitment to excellent customer service lead to making clients for life. We are so pleased to work with these talented associates. Lynn Stein has joined the expanding staff of award-winning interior designers at the Naples Clive Daniel Home showroom. The Michigan native earned a BFA in Interior Design from College for Creative Studies in Detroit where her team partnered with the downtown business community on commercial renovation projects. She subsequently opened her own design firm, working with residential clients and collaborating on hospitality projects.Ms. Stein also has over 15 years of experience in public relations and marketing in the Detroit area, backed by a journalism degree from Central Michigan University. Originally from Bloomfield Hills, Mich., she recently relocated to Naples to be part of the energy at CDH.SEE NEWSMAKERS, B31 STEIN
B4 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Second tower under construction at Kalea BayCommunitys Club Amenity Center popular with residents Just months after the successful sell out and move-ins of all developer units in Kalea Bays first tower, construction on the second tower in the gated, luxury highrise community located in North Naples is well underway. Weve had record-breaking sales in Tower 200 during the first quarter of 2018, stated Inga Lodge, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Kalea Bay. To be more specific, from January to May we sold 24 residences in Tower 200 totaling more than $52 million. However, since launching sales in July 2017, we have sold more than 50 percent of all residences in the tower for a total of $120 million. Like its predecessor, Tower 200 is also 22-stories with 120 residences. Specifically, 20 floors of residences over two floors of parking. Six floor plans are available in Tower 2. Residences 1 and 6 are 3-bedroom plus den/3.5 bath plans with 3,704 total square feet. Residences 2 and 5 are 4-bedroom/4.5 bath plans with 3,791 total square feet. Residences 3 and 4 are 4-bedroom/4.5-bath plans with 3,919 total square feet. Residents will revel in Gulf views, open floor plans, a private elevator leading directly into their residence and wood floors throughout, said Lodge. The custom kitchens have Wolf and SubZero appliances, a natural gas range, luxury cabinetry, quartz countertops, a Butlers pantry and oversized island, all standard features. Our floor plans have an open design we call lifestyle designs that blends the kitchen seamlessly into the living and dining rooms, perfect for the way people live today, said Lodge. 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. Master suites, kitchens and main living areas in most units have direct views to the water and preserve. They are perfect vantage points to watch our spectacular sunsets, Lodge said. Additional residential features include floor-to-ceiling windows and doors that open to large lanais with transparent glass rails. We take our outdoor living as seriously as our indoor living with oversized lanais on every residence, said Lodge. High-tech wiring and fully equipped laundry rooms round out the list of features. Like the first tower, Tower 200 will also have rooftop amenities including a pool, open-air fitness center and a sky lounge. Prices in Tower 200 begin at $1.4 million. The residents of the first tower, along with their family members and friends, are already enjoying the communitys Club amenity center. It opened in early January and is now the social and recreational centerpiece of the community. The 88,000-square-foot club amenity center is located on the north side of the large lake at the communitys entrance, stated Lodge. Not only is it a dramatic sight as residents and visitors drive into the community, but its now the envy of every community in the Naples area. She added, Purchasers in Tower 200 can start using the club and its amenities the day they sign their contracts, affording them an unprecedented opportunity to utilize this amazing $25 million world-class amenity center. The clubhouse itself features 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, bistro, a fitness center, and lakeside fire pit. All three pools overlook the lake and provide a multitude of recreational options for everyone who lives and visits here, said Lodge. Expansive sun decks and lounge chairs 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 Lodge. The indoor/outdoor restaurant serves incredible 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. Adjacent to the clubhouse is the tennis pavilion with 4 Har-Tru tennis courts, as well as eight pickleball courts. Guest suites can be reserved by members to accommodate overnight guests and are located on property. Residents also have a shuttle service that originates from the clubhouse, and takes them to the beach. For more information regarding Kalea Bay, visit the onsite sales center. It is located on Vanderbilt Drive, two-tenths of a mile north of Wiggins Pass Road. Call (239) 793-0110 or visit KaleaBay.com. Above: Below Right: Kalea Bays second tower is 22 stories and features 120 luxury residences. Right: Kalea Bays Club amenity center includes the clubhouse which features three separate pools, an indoor/outdoor restaurant, fitness center, open-air bar and Internet caf. Below Left: The rooftop amenities at Kalea Bays second tower will include a pool, open-air fitness center and sky lounge. Below Right: A fire pit at the clubhouse offers stunning views of the communitys first tower on the opposite side of the lake. Bottom: The high-rise residences have very open floor plans. ADVERTORIAL
B6 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYAll three Phase III model leasebacks now sold at Rontos Naples SquareThe Ronto Groups three Phase III furnished models at Naples Square are now under contract. The models feature the Phase III Biltmore, Chatham, and Dover floor plans and will remain open for viewing after completion of construction through a developer leaseback. Less than 25 Phase III purchase opportunities remain available. Sales transactions worth more than $60 million have been processed and the Phase III building is more than 70% sold. Two of the Phase III floor plans, the Dorset and Emerson plans, are sold out. The Phase III building is scheduled for completion in spring 2019. Three Phase II furnished models remain open for viewing with a sales associate. Situated at 5th Avenue South and Goodlette-Frank Road, Naples Squares walkable lifestyle and the availability of one and two-story, two and three-bedroom plus den floor plans with openconcept living areas and open-air terraces continue to transform how people live downtown. Eight Phase III one and two-story floor plans from 1,460 to 3,238 square feet under air are basepriced from $750,000 to $1,645,000. The Phase III plans offer enlarged and re-named iterations of Naples Squares Phase I residences. The two and three-bedroom plus den plans feature 10 ceilings, open-air terraces, and designer kitchens with an enhanced appliance package with a gas cooktop and hood and a wall mounted oven and microwave. Baers Furnitures Linda Kaufman is creating the interior for the Biltmore model. The Biltmore floor plan reflects the enhanced Phase III space sequences. Base-priced at $975,000, the 1,698 square feet under air two-bedroom plus den plan is based on the 1,529 square feet Phase I Ballard plan. In addition to offering 11% more air-conditioned space, the Biltmores terrace is 20% larger and measures 242 square feet. Each Biltmore residence will overlook the Phase III buildings landscaped courtyard. Just two Biltmore residences remain available for purchase. The great room plan includes a counter-height island kitchen with a stainless-steel sink, dishwasher and food preparation area. The great room, owners bedroom, and guest bedroom all open to the terrace. Ronto enlarged the width of the Biltmores great room, kitchen, and terrace by two feet. The enlarged width allowed Ronto to increase the glass slider panels opening to the terrace from four to six, a step that provides additional natural light while enhancing the courtyard views. An additional foot of depth was included in the new terrace design. The increased width and depth resulted in the 20% increase in terrace square footage. A wall of cabinetry was added to the kitchen design and is now standard in Biltmore residences. The re-design also expanded the size of the owners bedroom that now measures 15 x 15-feet. Robb & Stuckys Ingrid De Villiers is designing the Chatham model. Fashioned after the Phase I Chelsea plan, the Phase III Chatham two-bedroom plus den, two-and-a-half bath floor plan is base-priced at $950,000 and includes 1,883 square feet under air and a 260 square feet open-air balcony. The great room, owners bedroom, and guest bedroom all open to the balcony. The Phase III Chatham is available with courtyard views or east and west city views. The flowing floor plan features a kitchen with a peninsula counter height bar and food preparation area with a double sink and dishwasher. The powder bath is located in a hallway leading to the laundry room. The owners suite includes double walk-in closets and a bath with a glass-enclosed shower and tub and his and her vanities. Eight residences showcasing the Chatham floor plan are available. Two remaining Phase III Chatham penthouses are both west facing and priced at $1,025,000. Renee Gaddis, NCIDQ, ASID, GREEN AP, President and Principal Designer at Renee Gaddis Interiors is designing the Dover model. Based on the 2,264 square feet Phase I Denison plan, the Phase III Dover floor plan offers 2,375 square feet of living space, an increase of 111 square feet. The Dover also includes a 314 square feet open-air balcony. Basepriced at $1,200,000, the plan features three bedrooms, a den, three baths, a great room and dining room, an island kitchen with counter height bar seating, and an L-shaped balcony that wraps around the corner of the building. The great room, dining room, and one of the guest bedrooms open to the balcony. The owners suite includes a bedroom with a private balcony, double walkin closets and a bath with his and her vanities, a soaking tub, glass-enclosed shower, and a separate water closet. The Phase III Dover is available with eastern, southern, western, northern, and courtyard exposures. Just six Dover residences remain available. To enhance the Phase III Dover, Ronto pushed the corner units great room and dining area out toward the exterior of the building to increase the depth of the space by four feet and the width by two feet. The enhancement allowed Ronto to add a third panel of glass to the great room window and to add a fourth panel to the slider that opens to the balcony. The additional panels will provide significantly more natural light. The changes in the great room also increased the size of the balcony. Ronto also increased the size of the Dovers study by 30% by repositioning the laundry room. Two downtown Naples sales centers represent Naples Square and Rontos Eleven Eleven Central community. One is located in unit 101 of the Naples Square Phase I building at 1030 3rd Avenue South, the other at 100 Goodlette-Frank Road South. Both are open daily. Visit NaplesSquare.com or 1111Central.com. Top: The Phase III Dover residence will offer an exceptional level of livability to complement Naples Squares amenity rich walkable lifestyle. Just six of the Dover floor plan residences remain available. Above: Phase III sales transactions worth nearly $60 million have been processed at Naples Square and the Phase III building is now nearly 70% sold. The Phase III building is under construction and on schedule for completion in spring 2019. Right: The Ronto Group announced that all three of the Phase III furnished models at Naples Square are now under contract. The models will remain open for viewing after completion of construction through a developer leaseback. ADVERTORIAL
From poolside parties and beach picnics to kayaking and pickleball, The Isles of Collier Preserve is a place where nature, neighbors and free-spirited fun come together like nowhere else. A place where award-winning homes overlook miles of scenic waterways and preserves. Come see why, The Isles have it over any other community in Naples.NEW PHASE OF LUXURY VILLAS NOW OPEN!IN TOWN. ON THE WATER. BEYOND THE ORDINARY. Available membership at adjoining Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club with deepwater access to the Gulf of Mexico Classic Old Florida Clubhouse | Resort-Style Pool | Event Lawn | Lap Pool | Cabanas | Fitness Center Pickleball & Tennis Courts | Kayak & Paddleboard Laun ches | Construction underway on Overlook Bar & GrillMOVEIN READY HOMES AVAILABLE NOWSAVE UP TO $60,000!*LUXURY VILLAS, COACH HOMES & SINGLEFAMILY HOMES FROM THE MID $300s TO OVER $1.5 MILLION For location, hours of operation and further details about our award-winning communities, visit MintoUSA.com. GET STARTED ATMintoUSA.com5445 Caribe Avenue, Naples, FL 34113 Located on US 41/Tamiami Trail East, just south of Thomasson Drive(888) 707-1251 *Limited time incentive on select homes, please see a New Home Sales Professional for details. Minto Communities, LLC 2018. Not an offer where prohibited by state statutes. All rights reserved. Content may not be reproduced, copied, altered, distributed, stored or transferred in any form or by any means without express written permission. Artists renderings, dimensions, specifications, prices and features are approximate and subject to change without notice. Minto, the Minto logo, The Isles of Collier Preserve and The Isles of Collier Preserve logo are trademarks of Minto Communities, LLC and/or its affiliates. CGC 1519880. 5/2018 have it!LUXURY WATERFRONT LIVING 5 MINUTES FROM DOWNTOWN & THE BEACHES
B8 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYResidences at Mercato offers buyer incentives through June 30Discover a carefree lifestyle with the grace of a singlefamily home in Residences at Mercato, The Lutg ert Companies exclusive enclave with easy pedestrian access to the amenities of Mercato. Now through June 30, an options and upgrade incentive of $60,000 is available with the purchase of a singlefamily home. Only 10 homesites remain for your selection and personalization. Just minutes from Naples awardwinning beaches and countless cultural offerings, the model homes at Residences at Mercato are open daily. Visit the Le Ciel, Enclave and Le Rivage models to experience the ease of indoor-outdoor living, privately positioned within cosmopolitan Mercato. Tour the Le Ciel, the newest home within Residences at Mercato. The 3,075-square-foot, two-story detached residence features three bedrooms and four-and-a-half baths. Le Ciel boasts a new coastal style with a fresh color palette of warm backgrounds. The open floor plan makes it ideal for entertaining. A special feature is a flexible cabana space with its own en-suite bath ideal for a home office or guest room. Explore the Enclave, a 2,924-squarefoot, three-bedroom-plus-den, threeand-a-half-bath residence with a coastal contemporary vibe. Its two-story great room with natural gas fireplace transitions seamlessly to an expanded outdoor living space. A covered seating area is styled with a second fireplace and integrated retractable roll-down screens. The summer kitchen, al fresco dining space, pool with LED-lit waterfall and spa are accented by stone, silver travertine and white glass tile. With interior design by Jean Losier of Clive Daniel Home, the use of natural wood showcases effortless elegance throughout the residence. Step inside the exquisite Le Rivage model, which includes a Clive Daniel Home furnishings package at no additional cost. The five-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bath residence is designed with sophisticated finishes of oak, marble and glass throughout its 3,558 square feet of living space. Transitioning from the easy flow of the homes interior, an inviting outdoor space features a pool with a cascading waterfall fountain and spa. Interior design was created by Charlie Hansen of Clive Daniel Home. Le Rivage received the Collier Building Industry Association 2017 Award for Overall Excellence in Construction and Design in the $2.251 million to $2.5 million category. Maintenance-free living in this gated community of 46 coastal contemporary homes includes everything from natural gas, lawn care and pool cleaning to exterior window washing, pressure washing, pest control and painting in the association fees. Basic cable, internet, water and sewer are also included. Situated on 11 acres, Residences at Mercato is a gated neighborhood accentuated by custom open-air living spaces designed to emphasize year-round outdoor leisure. Winding paver roads, lush landscaping and coastal inspired facades showcase urban living at its finest. The luxury amenities of Mercato continue to evolve with exciting new offerings throughout 2018. Saratoga Sundress has recently opened, with Southern Tide and Roccos Tacos scheduled to open soon. The Hampton Social, a Chicagobased restaurant by the Parker Restaurant Group, will also debut later this year in the former McCormick & Schmicks space. The Hampton Social will feature a wide array of seafood including a raw bar, more than 50 ros wines and live music. Last but not least, exercise enthusiasts will delight in the arrival of Cycle Bar, part of the worlds largest network of indoor premium cycling studios. With the very best shopping, dining and entertainment right outside your door, Residences at Mercato is just 1.7 miles from the beach, and is 74% built out and 70% sold out; only 10 homesites are available for your selection and personalization. Residences at Mercato is exclusively marketed and sold by Premier Sothebys International Realty. ADVERTORIAL
Broker participation welcomed. Prices, plans and specications subject to change without notice. ORAL REPRESENTATION CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS REFERENCE SHOULD BE MADE TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. NOT AN OFFERING WHERE PROHIBITED BY STATE LAW. PHOTOGRAPHY IN THIS AD MAY BE STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY USED TO DEPICT THE LIFESTYLE TO BE ACHIEVED RATHER ANY THAT MAY EXIST. MODEL HOMES OPEN DAILY Garden House Information & Sales Center 16980 Livingston Road 239.449.5900 TalisPark.comA KITSON & PARTNERS COMMUNITYCOMPLETED RESIDENCES AVAILABLEResort-style coach homes at Corsica from the $700s Viansa terrace homes from the $600s VIANSA COACH HOMES at CORSICA Multi-family luxury iving
OLD NAPLES 233 9th Avenue South Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 $6,995,000 OLD NAPLES 417 Palm Circle West Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $4,895,000 OLD NAPLES 343 4th Avenue South Tom Gasbarro 239.404.4883 $3,995,0001 2 3 2 3 1 THE EXTRAORDINARY FEATURED LISTINGS PremierSothebysRealty.com CALL US FOR YOUR INTRODUCTION TO THE EXTRAORDINARYCENTRAL NAPLES | 239.659.0099 CAPTIVA | 239.395.5847 BROAD AVENUE | 239.434.2424 BONITA SPRINGS | 239.948.4000 3333 Gin Lane Gwen Tolson 847.208.2754 $5,395,000 3020 Crayton Road Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $3,495,000 3399 Gulf Shore Boulevard North PH N Ruth Trettis 239.571.6760 $1,725,000 711 Galleon Drive Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 $11,500,000 222 Harbour Drive #306 Robin/Tim Weidle 239.370.5515 $529,000 1365 Spyglass Lane Keith Buchanan 239.253.7775 $6,395,000 3156 Crayton Road Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $3,495,000 565 Fairway Terrace Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $2,225,000 1672 Galleon Drive Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $18,500,000 222 Harbour Drive #110 Larry Roorda 239.860.2534 $589,000 1351 Spyglass Lane Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $9,995,000 655 Starboard Drive Hunter Hansen 239.300.8800 $4,195,000 757 Binnacle DriveTrish Lowe Soars/Barbi Lowe 239.213.7227$2,250,000 500 Admiralty Parade Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $19,980,000 3450 Gulf Shore Boulevard North #208 Larry Roorda 239.860.2534 $725,000 2205 Gulf Shore Boulevard North #E3 Larry Roorda 239.860.2534 $925,000 1300 Spyglass Lane Ruth Trettis 239.571.6760 $8,700,000 3443 Gulf Shore Boulevard North #507 Pat Duggan 239.213.7444 $795,000 2312 Gulf Shore Boulevard North #214 Larry Roorda 239.860.2534 $1,085,000 PORT ROYAL THE MOORINGS COQUINA SANDS
424/422 3rd Street South Sherry Irvin 239.825.2786 $2,500,000 7425 Pelican Bay Boulevard #206 Terri Moellers 239.213.7344 $1,475,000 631 6th Avenue South #B-304 Tom/Tess McCarthy 239.243.5520 $1,149,500 5601 Turtle Bay Drive #102 Joanne MacLeod 239.272.7679 $549,000 4501 Gulf Shore Boulevard North #604 Tami Eilers 239.216.7828 $2,995,000 8787 Bay Colony Drive #306 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 $1,995,000 4255 Gulf Shore Boulevard North #905 Dave/Ann Renner 239.784.5552 $960,000 1825 Seville Boulevard #812 Terri Moellers 239.213.7344 $475,000 1756 3rd Street South Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $3,495,000 6578 Ridgewood Drive Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 $2,145,000 969 8th Avenue South #201 Heather Hobrock 239.370.3944 $2,195,000 8460 Abbington Circle #1812 Jane Darling 239.290.3112 $829,000 488 Devils Lane Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $3,195,000 8751 La Palma Lane Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 $3,295,000 747 Park Shore Drive Pat Duggan 239.213.7444 $1,200,000 2011 Timarron Way Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 $549,000 514 3rd Street North Peter Reppucci 239.595.6500 $3,800,000 7035 Greentree DriveBarbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.216.1973$3,950,000 985 8th Avenue South #102 Heather Hobrock 239.370.3944 $2,495,000 6075 Pelican Bay Boulevard #1102 Werner Schroeder 239.776.8956 $1,399,000 4740 Gulf Shore Boulevard North Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $7,740,000 8787 Bay Colony Drive #501 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 $3,600,000 4401 Gulf Shore Boulevard North #B-303Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 $2,295,000 8804 Ventura Way Terri Moellers 239.213.7344 $559,900 8787 Bay Colony Drive #1702 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 $3,895,000 1920 Timarron Way Terri Moellers 239.213.7344 $615,000 8477 Bay Colony Drive #301 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 $9,475,000 9759 Bentgrass Bend Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 $5,450,000 PremierSothebysRealty.com GREY OAKS | 239.262.5557 FIFTH AVENUE | 239.434.8770 ESTUARY | 239.261.3148 DEVELOPMENT SERVICES | 239.403.2200 2111 Forrest Lane Debra McInnis 239.776.4946 $7,999,000 4021 Gulf Shore Boulevard North #1101 Ruth Trettis 239.571.6760 $3,200,000 6573 Marissa Loop #1902 Amy Atherholt 239.860.2167 $739,000 OLD NAPLES AQUALANE SHORES PARK SHORE PELICAN BAY ESTATES AT BAY COLONY PELICAN MARSH BAY COLONY PremierSothebysRealty.comMORE THAN 22,000 ASSOCIATES | 950 OFFICES WORLDWIDE 70 COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES GLOBALLY OVER 40 PREMIER SOTHEBYS INTERNATIONAL REALTY LOCATIONS
2439 Breakwater Way #9101 Susie Culp 239.290.9000 $739,000 2305 Residence Circle #202 Carol Reid 239.269.9555 $1,294,400 511 Eagle Creek Drive Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 $649,000 15957 Paseo Lane Patrick OConnor 239.293.9411 $649,000 1233 Kendari Terrace ML Meade 239.293.4851 $389,000 3586 Beaufort Court Laurie Humphreville 239.595.9707 $550,000 1227 Gordon River Trail Daniel Guenther 239.357.8121 $2,395,000 10867 Fieldfair Drive Rebecca Sinatra 239.227.8556 $355,000 11781 Little Marco Island Sherry Irvin 239.825.2786 $1,000,000 2273 Residence Circle Krista Fraga 239.877.6745 $1,650,000 2742 14th Street North Linda Perry 239.450.9113 $679,000 9323 Glenforest Drive Charlina McGee 239.770.1911 $680,000 7 Grey Wing Point Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 $425,000 186 Mentor Drive Laurie Humphreville 239.595.9707 $575,000 1234 Gordon River Trail Melissa Williams 239.248.7238 $6,595,000 15156 Palmer Lake Circle #202 Debbi/Marty McDermott 239.564.4231 $369,000 1030 3rd Avenue South #117 Tom Gasbarro 239.404.4883 $1,695,000 2088 Rivoli Court Jutta V. Lopez/Al Lopez 239.659.5113 $1,695,000 2375 Marete Drive Jay Malamphy 239.248.6393 $700,000 16426 Carrara Way #3-202 Julie Rembos 239.595.1809 $1,199,000 1452 Redona Way John Dolle 239.410.5896 $428,000 9394 Surfbird Court Susan Barreiro 239.821.0149 $585,000 1212 Gordon River Trail Daniel Guenther 239.357.8121 $6,995,000 9212 Quartz Lane #102 Monica Rawn 239.272.3468 $399,900 3715 Jungle Plum Drive West Lodge McKee 239.434.2424 $579,000 7554 Citrus Hill Lane Erik David Barber 323.513.6391 $499,900 6573 Dominica Drive #5-101 Cynthia Corogin 239.393.6747 $595,000 16329 Camden Lakes Circle Randy Lichtman 239.272.0300 $538,900 PremierSothebysRealty.com CALL US FOR YOUR INTRODUCTION TO THE EXTRAORDINARYMERCATO SALES CENTER | 239.594.9400 MARCO ISLAND | 239.642.2222 HARBOUR POINT | 239.213.7373 6537 Marbella Drive Mary Anastos 239.331.8273 $689,900 2640 Grey Oaks Drive North #B-28 Jutta V. Lopez/Al Lopez 239.659.5113 $3,220,000 9115 Strada Place #5208 Will Fuller 239.207.0483 $839,000 NAPLES AND SURROUNDS GREY OAKS NORTH NAPLES RENTAL DIVISION | 239.262.4242 THE EXTRAORDINARY
BONITA SPRINGSESTERO17 Bluebill Avenue #305 Joanne MacLeod 239.272.7679 $499,000 6092 Dogleg Drive Vito Galatro 239.595.6669 $429,000 1121 Swallow Avenue #2-701 Helga Wetzold 239.821.6905 $797,000 9860 El Greco Circle Valerie Bee/Anthony Gatto 239.398.3055 $525,000 931 Collier Court #C102 Janice Engel 239.316.0074 $409,000 27670 South View Drive #135 Charlina McGee 239.770.1911 $159,900 9094 Cascada Way #201 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 $399,900 38 Sea Hibiscus Court Burns Family 239.464.2984 $1,049,000 11116 Gulf Shore Drive #301 Clint Parsons 239.273.1474 $645,000 7417 Moorgate Point Way John Dolle 239.410.5896 $455,000 7842 Ashton Road Matthew Meacham 239.825.4500 $499,900 439 Marquesas Court Steve Shockley 847.224.8236 $1,175,000 243 6th Street West Fern Ritacca 239.405.6210 $999,500 1044 Cottonwood Court Vince Colace 239.260.3333 $599,900 27095 Matheson Avenue #101 Debron Fowles 239.826.6655 $169,000 9233 Campanile Circle Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 $589,000 9329 Campanile Circle Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 $729,900 15123 Captiva Drive #204 Burns Family 239.464.2984 $1,195,000 460 Launch Circle #602 Heather Hobrock 239.370.3944 $715,000 6446 Legacy Circle #103 Michael Husted 239.825.0857 $479,900 7874 Players Street Sean Meehan 239.404.0109 $950,000 1929 Indian Hill Street Cathy Rogers 239.821.7926 $1,800,000 240 Barefoot Beach Boulevard Lisa Tashjian 239.259.7024 $3,200,000 1100 South Collier Boulevard #920 Darlene Roddy 239.404.0685 $699,000 28054 Sosta Lane #3 Shirlene Elkins 239.777.9574 $259,000 7661 Mulberry Lane Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 $699,000 8572 Bellagio Drive Blake Owen 239.273.3117 $1,050,000 17331 Palm Beach Boulevard Stephanie Bissett 239.292.3707 $2,000,000 211 Conners Avenue Dave/Ann Renner 239.784.5552 $975,000 26910 Wedgewood Drive #501 Suzanne Ring 239.821.7550 $432,000 28869 Vermillion Lane Jon Peter Vollmer 239.250.9414 $349,000 18 Beach Homes Burns Family 239.464.2984 $3,445,000 11125 Gulf Shore Drive #808 Marion Bethea/Anne Killilea 239.261.6200 $5,495,000 4731 Bonita Bay Boulevard #502 Werner Schroeder 239.776.8956 $1,295,000 23484 Sanabria Loop Vanya/Dimo Demirev 239.565.0550 $469,000 17030 Captiva Drive Burns Family 239.464.2984 $8,475,000 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. VANDERBILT | 239.594.9494 THE VILLAGE | 239.261.6161 SOUTHEAST NAPLES | 239.449.3400 SANIBEL | 239.472.2735 VANDERBILT BEACH 4000 Royal Marco Way #927 Darlene Roddy 239.404.0685 $1,749,000 MARCO ISLAND FIDDLERS CREEK LELY BONITA BAY FORT MYERSSANIBEL/CAPTIVA PremierSothebysRealty.com PremierSothebysRealty.comMORE THAN 22,000 ASSOCIATES | 950 OFFICES WORLDWIDE 70 COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES GLOBALLY OVER 40 PREMIER SOTHEBYS INTERNATIONAL REALTY LOCATIONS
B14 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYSimplicity of coach home, terrace home and penthouse home living featured at Talis Park Talis Park offers an expanded collection of new resort-style coach homes, terrace homes and penthouse homes in its Viansa and Corsica neighborhoods. The collection of residences provides a simplified, low-maintenance lifestyle with fairway, water, and nature preserve views and situated just moments from Talis Parks Vyne House clubhouse. These new residences are thoughtfully designed with premium accoutrements for luxury home buyers seeking the convenience of new, lockand-leave-style homes with minimum upkeep, security and privacy. Immediate access to diversified amenities encourages wellbeing by allowing residents to stay active without traveling across town to work or work out. I love the place, said resident Brian McArdle. Its so comfortable and I can actually work from my condo which makes it great. Its more about a whole lifestyle than just a place to live, added Laurie McArdle. Theres always something to do. People are friendly, its beautiful surroundings. Whats not to like? The newly-constructed Viansa terrace homes, penthouse homes and Corsica Coach Home residences offer open-concept floorplans which allow homeowners to relax and entertain year-round. WCI/Lennars Viansa terrace homes refined designs balance everyday living with easy entertaining. At approximately 2,350 square feet, each residence includes a private elevator foyer, island kitchen and dining area, balcony off the guest bedroom, and great room opening to the covered lanai. Viansa penthouse residences are available in 2,930 and 2,950 square feet, three-bedroom plus den floor plans. Two brand new model homes are available for viewing in Viansa. The new Terrace Model is sumptuously furnished by the award-winning Naples design firm, Cinnabar Design. The Terrace home features a formal foyer that leads into an open kitchen and great room, with glass sliders that seamlessly blend the indoor space with the gracious lanai for an emphasis on alfresco living. The home is complete with three full bedrooms, three full baths, a powder room and a den. Terrace Homes at Viansa are priced from the low-$600s. The second model is the new Penthouse home at Viansa. Naples own Beasley & Henley have stylishly designed the model with transitional furnishings, rustic touches, and light, fresh tones of cream, grey and aqua accents. THe Viansa penthouse-style homes feature private elevators, breezy living areas, and ample space for entertaining indoors and out. Penthouse Homes at Viansa are priced from the low-$900s. FrontDoor Communities resort-style Coach Homes at Corsica feature two floor plans with 2,532 and 3,382 air-conditioned square feet. From the $700s including a sports membership, these homes are highlighted by open-concept living areas customizable to individual preferences, including unique den/ study options and natural gas-powered outdoor kitchens. Each residence has a private garage accessible from the residence, private covered terrace off the owners bedroom, dual walk-in closets in the owners suite, covered lanai across the rear of the residence, and pavered motor courts and walkways. Talis Parks Vyne House, with casual and formal dining, spa and fitness centers, and resort-style atmosphere, is the center of social activity. The nearby Sports Complex offers tennis and bocce courts, pro shop and clubhouse, lap pool, and playground. Adjacent to the driving range, Casa Corteses pub-style setting is perfect for sports enthusiasts. Members also enjoy beach access via the Beach Runner, Talis Parks exclusive Mercedes-Benz beach shuttle service, as well as a full schedule of familyand pet-friendly social events designed to foster lifelong friendships. Prospective homebuyers may experience Talis Park by participating in the communitys Gold Pass program. Gold Pass holders enjoy member status for two consecutive days, including one round of golf. For details, call 239-292-0846. Community tours are available seven days a week by visiting Talis Parks Garden House Information & Sales Center, 16980 Livingston Rd. (just north of Immokalee Rd.). For details, call 239449-5900 or visit talispark.com. Above: The Sienna coach home model by FrontDoor Communities. Left: WCI/Lennars Viansa terrace home. Below: The Messina coach home model by FrontDoor Communities. Bottom: WCI/Lennars Viansa penthouse home.ADVERTORIAL
RoyalShellRealEstate.com | RoyalShellRentals.com239.213.9100 665 FOUNTAINHEAD WAY, NAPLES "Tranquility", a Contemporary Zen Design Over 9,000 S.F. Indoor/Outdoor Living Space $3,495,000 MLS 217029954 Doug Haughey 239.961.1561 PARK SHORE 5889 SUNNYSLOPE DR., NAPLES 4 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, 4 Car Garage Saltwater Pool, Game & Wine Rooms $3,300,000 MLS 217054229 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 QUAIL WEST 4213 BRYNWOOD DR., NAPLES 5 Bedrooms, 6.2 Bathrooms + Den Furnished, Transitional Style Courtyard $3,090,000 MLS 218016888 Pam Olsen 239.464.6873 QUAIL WEST187 BAYFRONT DR., BONITA Homesite w/Panoramic Bay & Canal Views Double Gated Community $2,250,000 MLS 217053693 Ed Biddison 239.218.7444 BAYFRONT GARDENS9865 MONTIANO CT., NAPLES Quick Delivery Burano Home, One of the Best Lots Ready in Time for the Holidays! $2,099,000 MLS 218021048 Peninsula Sales Team 239.777.7209 PENINSULA AT TREVISO BAY4951 BONITA BAY BLVD. PH #101, BONITA Stunning Penthouse in the Sky, Gorgeous Views Professionally Decorated w/Marble, Granite & Crystal $1,980,000 Call for Details! Connie Lummis, The Lummis Team 239.289.3543 BONITA BAY ESPERIA4931 BONITA BAY BLVD. #1403, BONITA Breathtaking Bay & Gulf Views Sunrise for Coffee & Happy Hour Sunsets $1,975,000 MLS 218035663 Deb Adams-Bateman 239.273.4824 NEW LISTING BONITA BAY AZURE9873 MONTIANO CT., NAPLES Quick Delivery Abaco Model 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, TPC Golf Membership $1,899,000 MLS 218021041 Peninsula Sales Team 239.777.7209 PENINSULA AT TREVISO BAY
RoyalShellRealEstate.co m 239.21 3 Florida Locations: Bonita Springs/Ester o Naples/Marco Island, O North Carolina Locations: Ca s and Sapphire Vall e 16687 PISTOIA WAY, NAPLES 3 BR, 3 Full BA, 2 Half BA + Den, 3,557 S.F. Custom Built Home w/Every Luxury Detail $1,495,000 MLS 218007754 Connie Lummis, The Lummis Team 239.289.3543 TALIS PARK PISTOIA CASA26060 FAWNWOOD CT., BONITA Elegant Brick-Front Estate Home Circular Driveway, Gracious Entry $1,450,000 MLS 216069692 Dotti Fagan, The Fagan Team 239.272.4946 BONITA BAY SPRING RIDGE786 ORCHID CT., MARCO ISLAND Long & Wide Converging Waterway Views 3 BR, 3.5 BA, Wraparound Lanai, Pool/Spa $1,450,000 MLS 218010046 Liz Appling 239.272.7201 MARCO BEACH $1,274,000 MLS 217046718 Dodona & Ornela, The Roboci Team 239.776.8123 $1,199,000 MLS 218019976 Gary & Jeff Jaarda 239.293.1507 $1,100,000 MLS 217041042 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 27540 RIVERBANK DR., BONITA Gorgeous 3 BR, 3.5 BA + Den, Updated Villa Rare 3 Car Garage, Wide Scenic Lake Views $1,050,000 MLS 218031434 Connie Lummis, The Lummis Team 239.289.3543 BONITA BAY ANCHORAGE380 10TH ST. S. #204, NAPLES Beautiful 2 BR, 3 BA + Den Townhouse Bright & Airy Floor Plan, 1 Car Garage $997,000 MLS 218009698 Galietti Team 239.826.5897 OLD NAPLES MODENA4751 BONITA BAY BLVD. #1902, BONITA Stunning Views of Bay & Gulf of Mexico 3 Private Balconies $994,900 MLS 217009314 Dru & Greg Martinovich 239.325.3505 BONITA BAY VISTAS $895,000 MLS 218034775 Greg Lewis, The Lewis Team 239.287.1158 $885,000 MLS 218026675 Linda Ramsey 239.405.3054 $869,999 MLS 217063949 Liz Appling 239.272.7201 9084 WINDSWEPT DR., ESTERO Hawthorne, Bardmoor Model, 3 BR, 3 BA + Den Golf & Lake View, Large Great Room, 2 Car GA $734,000 MLS 218027638 Greg Lewis, The Lewis Team 239.287.1158 SHADOW WOOD AT THE BROOKS5801 WAXMYRTLE WAY, NAPLES 3 Miles from the Beach Walking Distance to Shopping & Dining $699,000 MLS 218029139 Dodona & Ornela, The Roboci Team 239.776.8123 TALL PINES27054 SERRANO WAY, BONITA Custom 3 BR + Den, 2.5 BA, Quiet Neighborhood Open Chef's Kitchen w/Lake View $625,000 MLS 218036689 Vahle Team 239.450.7805 NEW LISTING SERRANO $537,000 MLS 217050017 The Bordner Team 239.989.8829 $535,000 MLS 218027697 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 $529,000 MLS 218003021 Vito Bauer 239.777.7080 4081 BAYHEAD DR. #204, BONITA 3 BR, 2.5 BA, 2 Car Garage, 2nd Floor Southwest Corner, Turnkey Furnished $539,000 MLS 217069250 Sandy Kass, The Fagan Team 239.292.4044 BONITA BAY LAKESIDE $539,000 MLS 217079143 Dru & Greg Martinovich 239.325.3505 517 92ND AVE. N., NAPLES Walking Distance to the Beach Short Bike Ride to Shops & Restaurants $489,900 MLS 218023197 Patti Fortune 239.272.8494 NAPLES PARK28354 MORAY DR., BONITA Immaculate 4 BR, 3 BA + Den, 2 Car Garage SW Lake View, Private Lanai & Pool $469,900 MLS 217056950 Connie Lummis, The Lummis Team 239.289.3543 VILLAGE WALK1025 SANDPIPER ST. #E105, NAPLES Resort Style Living, 2 BR, 2 BA, Turnkey 5 Minute Walk to 5th Avenue $459,000 MLS 217033486 Roger Stening 239.770.4707 NAPLES BAY RESORT $389,000 MLS 218029931 Jamie Lienhardt 239.565.4268 $379,900 MLS 218034778 Greg Lewis, The Lewis Team 239.287.1158 $374,900 MLS 217078975 Meli Chelon-Gumma 239.273.3974 28371 NAUTICA LN., BONITA Popular 3 BR, 2 BA + Den, Oakmont Floor Plan Pool, Lake View $430,000 MLS 218018885 Vahle Team 239.450.7805 VILLAGES OF BONITA $399,000 MLS 218017776 Mike Fagan, The Fagan Team 239.340.5455 2500 GULF SHORE BLVD. N. #N6, NAPLES Condo w/Boat Dock on Moorings Bay Across the Street from the Beach $369,000 MLS 218034158 Deborah Viglas 239.215.2035 MOORINGS1060 ALHAMBRA CIR., NAPLES Minutes to Shopping & Restaurants Short Bike Ride to the Beach $349,000 MLS 218018629 Dodona & Ornela, The Roboci Team 239.776.8123 TWIN LAKES9340 SPANISH MOSS WAY, BONITA Beautiful Lake, Golf Course & Preserve View 2 BR, 2 BA + Den, Open Floor Plan $345,000 MLS 218017880 The Boeglin Team 239.287.6414 SPANISH WELLS MARBELLA $317,000 MLS 217066664 Steve Suddeth 239.784.0693 $269,900 MLS 218018627 Taylor Ekovich 239.370.7715 $269,000 MLS 218007593 Jim Griffith, The Boeglin Team 239.322.2409 221 9TH ST. S. #307, NAPLES 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms Sold Turnkey $335,000 MLS 218036349 Tina Tusack 239.634.3810 NEW LISTING BELLASERA RESORT $335,000 MLS 218005211 Jim Westerfield, Westerfield Group 239.287.6617 1720 TARPON BAY DR. S. #202, NAPLES 2 BR, 2 BA + Den, 1 Car Garage, 1,669 S.F. Granite, Crown Molding, SS, Gas Available $267,500 MLS 218024360 Corye Reiter, The Lummis Team 239.273.3722 NEW PRICE TARPON BAY NEPTUNE BAY26407 LUCKY STONE RD. #101, BONITA Peaceful Location on Preserve 3 Bedroom Condo, 1,747 S.F. $259,000 MLS 218012111 Deb Adams-Bateman 239.273.4824 NEW PRICE HAWTHORNE27911 HACIENDA EAST BLVD. #217D, BONITA Rare in Hacienda, 2 Bedrooms + Den New Carpet, Tile & Paint, Offered Furnished $255,000 MLS 218018789 Vahle Team 239.450.7805 HACIENDA VILLAGE $225,000 MLS 218014683 Vahle Team 239.450.7805 $199,900 MLS 217072418 The Bordner Team 239.989.8829 $199,000 MLS 217076624 Taylor Ekovich 239.370.7715 28442 ALTESSA WAY #202, BONITA 2 BR, 2 BA + Den, 1,616 S.F., Turnkey Furnished Beautiful Lake View w/Southern Exposure $249,900 MLS 218004534 Corye Reiter, The Lummis Team 239.273.3722 VASARI MATERA $242,500 MLS 217067983 Carol Jones 239.250.4310 221 9TH ST. S. #406, NAPLES Fantastic Location, Walk to 5th Avenue & Beach Sold Turnkey $189,000 MLS 218036329 Tina Tusack 239.634.3810 NEW LISTING BELLASERA RESORT12070 MATERA LN. #201, BONITA 2 BR + Den, 2nd Floor Condo Golf Course, Lake & Wildlife Views $182,900 MLS 218028964 Doug Haughey 239.961.1561 VASARI MATERA10010 MADDOX LN. #315, BONITA Bright & Spacious 3 BR, 2 BA Condo 3rd Floor Unit w/Water Views $180,000 MLS 218000619 Sean Smuk 239.220.4040 LAKESIDE HIDEAWAY $165,000 MLS 218008784 Sylvie Hall, Westerfield Group 239.300.3828 $159,900 MLS 218011058 Liz Appling 239.272.7201 $154,995 MLS 218002531 Taylor Ekovich 239.370.7715 27079 MATHESON AVE. #107, BONITA 1stFloorCondo,ScreenedLanai FurnishingsNegotiable $174,500 MLS 217067046 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 GARDENS AT BONITA $169,900 MLS 217049974 Patti Fortune 239.272.8494
m | RoyalShellRentals.com 3 .9100 o Cape Coral, Captiva Island, Fort Myers, cala and Sanibel Island s hiers/Lake Glenville, Highlands e y/Lake Toxaway $1,495,000 MLS 218007754 Connie Lummis, The Lummis Team 239.289.3543 $1,450,000 MLS 216069692 Dotti Fagan, The Fagan Team 239.272.4946 $1,450,000 MLS 218010046 Liz Appling 239.272.7201 1530 5TH AVE. S. #C-213, NAPLES Boater's Paradise in the Heart of Naples Furnished 3 Story Townhome, Private Elevator $1,274,000 MLS 217046718 Dodona & Ornela, The Roboci Team 239.776.8123 NAPLES BAY RESORT26448 BRICK LN., BONITA Visit 26448BrickLane.com for Details 3 Bedrooms + Den, Pool/Spa $1,199,000 MLS 218019976 Gary & Jeff Jaarda 239.293.1507 BONITA BAY COCONUT ISLE4811 ISLAND POND CT. #1203, BONITA Penthouse 2,382 S.F. Under Air $1,100,000 MLS 217041042 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 BONITA BAY BAYVIEW $1,050,000 MLS 218031434 Connie Lummis, The Lummis Team 239.289.3543 $997,000 MLS 218009698 Galietti Team 239.826.5897 $994,900 MLS 217009314 Dru & Greg Martinovich 239.325.3505 9194 HOLLOW PINE DR., ESTERO 4 BR, 3 BA + Den, 3,013 S.F., Lake/Preserve View 42" Cabinets, SS, Granite, Island w/Sink in Kitchen $895,000 MLS 218034775 Greg Lewis, The Lewis Team 239.287.1158 NEW LISTING SHADOW WOOD CEDAR GLEN3953 WOODLAKE DR., BONITA Enjoy Peaceful Sunsets from SW Facing Lanai Remodeled Kitchen, New Roof in 2011, 3,811 S.F. $885,000 MLS 218026675 Linda Ramsey 239.405.3054 BONITA BAY9415 GULF SHORE DR. #301, NAPLES Spectacular Gulf Views, Beachfront Condo 2 BR, 2 BA, Furnished & Pet Friendly $869,999 MLS 217063949 Liz Appling 239.272.7201 VANDERBILTBEACH $734,000 MLS 218027638 Greg Lewis, The Lewis Team 239.287.1158 $699,000 MLS 218029139 Dodona & Ornela, The Roboci Team 239.776.8123 $625,000 MLS 218036689 Vahle Team 239.450.7805 2843 TIBURON BLVD. E. #7-101, NAPLES Spacious 3 BR, 2 BA Condo w/2 Car Garage Over 2,100 S.F. of Living in Ritz Carlton Resort $537,000 MLS 217050017 The Bordner Team 239.989.8829 TIBURON CASTILLO5575 LAGO VILLAGGIO WAY, NAPLES Lakefront 4 BR Home w/Pool & Spa Outstanding Views $535,000 MLS 218027697 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 GLEN EAGLE7209 ACORN WAY, NAPLES 3 BR, 2.5 BA + Den, 3 Car Garage Upgraded Kitchen/Breakfast Bar $529,000 MLS 218003021 Vito Bauer 239.777.7080 BLACK BEAR RIDGE $539,000 MLS 217069250 Sandy Kass, The Fagan Team 239.292.4044 9225 MUSEO CIR. #201, NAPLES Pristine Lake View 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms + Den $539,000 MLS 217079143 Dru & Greg Martinovich 239.325.3505 FIDDLER'S CREEK VARENNA $489,900 MLS 218023197 Patti Fortune 239.272.8494 $469,900 MLS 217056950 Connie Lummis, The Lummis Team 239.289.3543 $459,000 MLS 217033486 Roger Stening 239.770.4707 20283 TORRE DEL LAGO ST., ESTERO Former Model, Canterbury Floor Plan Move-In Ready, 3 BR, 2.5 BA, 2 Car Garage $389,000 MLS 218029931 Jamie Lienhardt 239.565.4268 BELLA TERRA9520 CYPRESS HAMMOCK CIR. #102, ESTERO 1st Floor Former Model, 3 BR, 3 BA, 2-Car Garage Enclosed A/C Lanai, SS Appliances, Breakfast Bar $379,900 MLS 218034778 Greg Lewis, The Lewis Team 239.287.1158 SHADOW WOOD CYPRESS HAMMOCK28729 MEGAN DR., BONITA 2 BR, 2 BA + Den, 2,248 S.F., 2 Car Garage Pool, Golf Course Views, Gated Community $374,900 MLS 217078975 Meli Chelon-Gumma 239.273.3974 SPANISH WELLS $430,000 MLS 218018885 Vahle Team 239.450.7805 6120 MONTELENA CIR. #2201, NAPLES Golf Views, 3 BR, 3 BA + Den Cherry Cabinetry, Granite, 18" Diagonal Tile $399,000 MLS 218017776 Mike Fagan, The Fagan Team 239.340.5455 VINEYARDS MONTELENA $369,000 MLS 218034158 Deborah Viglas 239.215.2035 $349,000 MLS 218018629 Dodona & Ornela, The Roboci Team 239.776.8123 $345,000 MLS 218017880 The Boeglin Team 239.287.6414 1001 10TH AVE. S., NAPLES One of the Few Live Aboard Slips in Naples! 70' x 18.5' Slip 15 Mins./2 Miles to the Gulf $317,000 MLS 217066664 Steve Suddeth 239.784.0693 OLDE NAPLES SEAPORT, SLIP #17820 KETCH DR. #2, NAPLES Newly Remodeled 2 BR, 2 BA Condo Tile Throughout, SS, Laundry in Unit $269,900 MLS 218018627 Taylor Ekovich 239.370.7715 MOORINGS BEACH ACCESS21179 BUTCHERS HOLLER, ESTERO Lake & Golf Course Views 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 2 Car Garage $269,000 MLS 218007593 Jim Griffith, The Boeglin Team 239.322.2409 COUNTRY CREEK $335,000 MLS 218036349 Tina Tusack 239.634.3810 3620 LANSING LP. #202, ESTERO Expansive Lanai w/Long Lake View Oak Staircase w/Wrought Iron Railing $335,000 MLS 218005211 Jim Westerfield, Westerfield Group 239.287.6617 MEADOWS OF ESTERO $267,500 MLS 218024360 Corye Reiter, The Lummis Team 239.273.3722 $259,000 MLS 218012111 Deb Adams-Bateman 239.273.4824 $255,000 MLS 218018789 Vahle Team 239.450.7805 27870 HACIENDA EAST BLVD. #202C, BONITA 2 BR, 2.5 BA Townhouse, Great Location 2 Pools, Tennis, Bocce, Gated Community $225,000 MLS 218014683 Vahle Team 239.450.7805 HACIENDA VILLAGE25756 AMELIA WAY #203, BONITA 2 BR, 2 BA, 2nd Floor, Remodeled Condo Spacious Living Area & Open Kitchen $199,900 MLS 217072418 The Bordner Team 239.989.8829 VILLAGES OF BONITA992 WOODSHIRE LN. #D-309, NAPLES Charming 2 Story, 2 BR, 2.5 BA Condo Located in the Heart of Naples $199,000 MLS 217076624 Taylor Ekovich 239.370.7715 FAIRWAYS AT EMERALD GREEN $249,900 MLS 218004534 Corye Reiter, The Lummis Team 239.273.3722 20130 GOLDEN PANTHER DR. #3, ESTERO Furnished Townhouse, 3 BR, 3 BA Lake, Preserve, Golf Course View $242,500 MLS 217067983 Carol Jones 239.250.4310 WILDCAT RUN $189,000 MLS 218036329 Tina Tusack 239.634.3810 $182,900 MLS 218028964 Doug Haughey 239.961.1561 $180,000 MLS 218000619 Sean Smuk 239.220.4040 5651 RATTLESNAKE HAMMOCK RD. #C-105, NAPLES Beautifully Updated w/Golf Course View Freshly Painted w/New Water Heater $165,000 MLS 218008784 Sylvie Hall, Westerfield Group 239.300.3828 GOLF VIEW MANOR197 HARRISON RD. # 1, NAPLES 1st Floor 2 BR, 2 BA Condo, Turnkey Furnished Golf & All Amenities Included $159,900 MLS 218011058 Liz Appling 239.272.7201 GLADES COUNTRY CLUB23710 WALDEN CENTER DR. #310, ESTERO Phenomenal Investment Opportunity 3 BR, 2 BA + Study, 1 Car Garage $154,995 MLS 218002531 Taylor Ekovich 239.370.7715 TIDES AT PELICAN LANDING $174,500 MLS 217067046 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 3770 SAWGRASS WAY #3424, NAPLES 2nd Floor, 2BR,2BA,Turnkey, Elevator Access Lush Views of Greens & Large Lake $169,900 MLS 217049974 Patti Fortune 239.272.8494 CEDAR HAMMOCK TERRACE V
1201 GALLEON DR., NAPLES http://royalshell.me/galleondrive Extraordinary 5 BR, 6 BA Estate, Over 9,700 S.F. $13,875,000 MLS 217020067 Call for Details! 239.213.9100 OPEN 6/1 6/3 1:00PM 4:00PM PORT ROYAL150 13TH AVE. S., NAPLES One Block to Beach & 3rd Street Shopping Timeless Architecture, Wood Flooring $4,475,000 MLS 217053800 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 OPEN 6/3 1:00PM 4:00PM OLDE NAPLES9938 MONTIANO DR., NAPLES Burano Model Home Leaseback Opportunity $2,697,900 MLS 216077530 Peninsula Sales Team 239.777.7209 OPEN DAILY 10:00AM 5:00PM PENINSULA AT TREVISO BAY4851 BONITA BAY BLVD. #804, BONITA Visit Tavira804.com for Details 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths + Den, 2 Car Garage $2,495,000 MLS 218002029 Gary & Jeff Jaarda 239.293.1507 OPEN 6/3 2:00PM 4:00PM BONITA BAY TAVIRA4916 CRAYTON RD., NAPLES Totally Remodeled 3 BR, 2 BA, Pool Home Large Lanai w/Outdoor Kitchen $1,725,000 MLS 217064146 Liz Appling 239.272.7201 OPEN 6/3 1:00PM 4:00PM PARK SHORE502 WHISPERING PINE LN., NAPLES Single Family w/Pool & Lake Views For Sale at Less than Appraised Value $1,699,000 MLS 217044781 Liz Appling 239.272.7201 OPEN 6/3 1:00PM 4:00PM PARK SHORE5718 CLARENDON DR., NAPLES 3 BR, Flex Room, 3 Car A/C Garage Brand New, Prime Lakefront Home $1,349,000 MLS 217031403 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 OPEN 6/3 1:00PM 4:00PM ISLES OF COLLIER PRESERVE23850 VIA ITALIA CIR. #406, ESTERO 3 Balconies w/Spectacular Views 3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom + Den High Rise $799,000 MLS 217064749 Taylor Ekovich 239.370.7715 NEW PRICE OPEN 6/3 1:00PM 4:00PM THE COLONY FLORENCIA23850 VIA ITALIA CIR. #105, ESTERO Rare 3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, 1st Floor Unit Incredible Outdoor Patio $649,000 MLS 217039527 Taylor Ekovich 239.370.7715 NEW PRICE OPEN 6/3 1:00PM 4:00PM THE COLONY FLORENCIA17055 PORTA VECCHIO WAY #101, NAPLES 1st Floor, 3 BR + Den, Natural Preserve View Volume Ceilings w/Grand Foyer $559,000 MLS 218023488 Navarro Group 239.689.9339 OPEN 6/3 1:00PM 4:00PM MEDITERRA GOLF COMMUNITY3331 GLEN CAIRN CT. #204, BONITA 3 BR, 3 BA, 2nd Floor Condo Glassed-In Lanai w/Southern Exposure $524,000 MLS 218028761 Cathy Lieberman & Cindy Reiff 239.777.2441 OPEN 6/3 1:00PM 4:00PM BONITA BAY WATERFORD9844 TREASURE CAY LN., BONITA Outstanding 2 BR + Den, 2.5 BA, Pool/Spa Beautiful Lake & Golf Course Views $508,000 MLS 218024461 The Boeglin Team 239.287.6414 OPEN 6/3 1:00PM 4:00PM SPANISH WELLS14720 LAGUNA DR., FORT MYERS Waterfront Boating Community w/Marina Immaculate, Gorgeous Home w/Water Views $449,000 MLS 217079048 Kelly Sackman, McMurray & Nette 239.810.7388 OPEN 6/2 12:00PM 3:00PM WATER'S EDGE2500 GULF SHORE BLVD. N. #S9, NAPLES On Moorings Bay & West of 41 Quiet Private Location, Steps to Beach $419,000 MLS 218015799 Deborah Viglas 239.215.2035 OPEN 6/3 1:00PM 4:00PM MOORINGS9247 ISLA BELLA CIR., BONITA 2 BR + Den, Unbeatable Price Privacy Abounds, Quiet Setting $389,900 MLS 218036288 Sue Ellen Mathers 239.877.2726 NEW LISTING OPEN 6/3 1:00PM 4:00PM BONITA ISLES9681 RAVEN CT., ESTERO Waterfront, Islamorada Model 2 Master Suites, 3 BR, 3 BA, Pool $375,000 MLS 218017662 Jamie Lienhardt 239.565.4268 OPEN 6/3 1:00PM 4:00PM ROOKERY POINTE4520 RIVERWATCH DR. #101, BONITA 1st Floor End Unit, Lake View 2 BR, 2 BA + Den, 1 Car Garage $375,000 MLS 218019387 Cathy Lieberman & Cindy Reiff 239.272.1196 OPEN 6/3 1:00PM 4:00PM BONITA BAY21711 BRIXHAM RUN LP., ESTERO 3 BR, 2 BA + Den, 2 Car Garage Southern Exposure on Lanai w/Pool $339,000 MLS 218036511 Carol Jones 239.250.4310 NEW LISTING OPEN 6/3 1:00PM 4:00PM STONEYBROOK15510 QUEENSFERRY DR., FORT MYERS 3 BR, 2.5 BA + Den, Pool, Golf Course Remodeled Kitchen w/SS Appliances $329,900 MLS 217005853 Debby Welsh 239.292.8839 OPEN 6/3 1:00PM 3:00PM FIDDLESTICKS COUNTRY CLUB9181 LAS MADERAS DR., BONITA 2 BR, 2 BA, Turnkey Attached Villa Beautiful Lake & Golf Course Views $295,000 MLS 218024948 The Boeglin Team 239.287.6414 OPEN 6/3 1:00PM 4:00PM SPANISH WELLS1059 MARBLEHEAD DR. #0-3, NAPLES Golf Membership Included Four Miles to Downtown & the Beach $275,000 MLS 218005692 Mark Semeraro 239.370.2455 OPEN 6/2 1:00PM 4:00PM GLEN EAGLE GOLF & CC8990 PALMAS GRANDES BLVD. #102, BONITA 1st Floor, 2 BR, 2 BA, 1 Car Garage Condo Beautiful Lake & Water Feature Views $269,900 MLS 218017846 The Boeglin Team 239.287.6414 OPEN 6/3 1:00PM 4:00PM SPANISH WELLS LAS BRISAS23590 ALAMANDA DR. #203, ESTERO Custom Cabinets Throughout Stainless Steel Appliances $239,000 MLS 218036361 Danni Jones, The Martinovich Group 239.325.3507 NEW LISTING OPEN 6/3 1:00PM 4:00PM COCONUT POINT MIRASOL6820 STERLING GREENS PL. #2104, NAPLES 1st Floor, Furnished, 2 BR, 2 BA Serene Panoramic Views $219,000 MLS 218027340 Mark Semeraro 239.370.2455 OPEN 6/3 1:00PM 4:00PM GLEN EAGLE
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B20 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYThe Isles of Collier Preserve where residents celebrate nature and active livingThe Isles of Collier Preserve in Naples by Minto Communities is an award-winning masterplanned community inspired by nature, informed by historic references to the classic southern coastal architecture of Old Naples, and designed to accommodate an active lifestyle that is connected to nature. Just four miles east of downtown Naples, The Isles of Collier Preserve provides residents with a stunningly beautiful private world bordered by Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Naples Botanical Garden and Dollar Bay. More than 1,300 acres of the communitys 2,400 acres are dedicated to natural habitat and nature preserves connected by a network of recreational trails, nature observation stations, bike paths and waterways for kayaking. Residents and visitors enter The Isles of Collier Preserve through a gatehouse archway distinguished by a reflecting pool. Next stop for visitorsthe Discovery Sales Center, described as more nature center than sales center. A Neighbors Room presents displays on neighbors Rookery Bay Reserve, Naples Botanical Garden, and Conservancy of Southwest Florida, among others. A rustic boardwalk encircles a recreated cypress wetland and 14 cypress tree replica. Visitors can take a virtual tour at interactive stations, take an eco-friendly electric boat ride or explore via Minto-provided bicycles or kayaks. World-class amenities inspired by Collier history The Isles Club with its inviting coastal cottage style design inspired by the original Naples Beach Hotel built in 1888 is at the communitys center. Like the original Naples Beach Hotel, The Isles Club is distinguished by a stylized cupola and large awning-shaded front porch. Residents and friends gather at The Isles Club for dining and social functions, swimming in the resort-style pool and lap pool, tennis, pickleball and workouts in the state-of-the-art fitness center. A lushly landscaped event courtyard, yoga lawn and kayak launch provide additional opportunities for outdoor recreation. Waterfront Bar and Grill now under construction Rising along quiet waters in the community is the Overlook Bar and Grill, brimming with the authentic Old Florida charm that pervades the community. Now under construction, the venue is sure to be the new heart of social life at The Isles of Collier Preserve. Residents can gather for cocktails with friends or casual dining, while enjoying vistas of vibrant sunsets over the Cypress Waterway. Home choices to meet every lifestyle Minto offers a selection of 43 innovative, energy-efficient home designs at The Isles of Collier Preserve that complement their spectacular natural surroundings and present a contemporary interpretation of classic Florida coastal home styles. Selections include coach homes, villas and single-family homes ranging from the mid-$300s to more than $1.5 million. For a limited time only, Minto is offering up to $60,000 in purchase incentives on select move-in ready coach homes and up to $50,000 in savings on select single-family and villa homes. Visit 16 furnished models Sixteen furnished models include nine single-family homes, four onestory villas, and three award-winning coach homes. Single-family homes range from 2,016 to 4,327 square feet under air, and are priced from the high$400s to over $1.5 million. Designed for entertaining, homes feature gourmet kitchens with large seating and serving islands, open floor plans, private guest quarters, and luxurious outdoor living areas with nature and water views. Coach homes include one, two and three story floor plans ranging from 1,621 square feet under air to 2,960 square feet under air, priced from the mid-$400s to $600s. All include two-car garages. Two-and-threestory coach homes also include private elevators. Architecturally detailed ceiling treatments, bright, open floor plans, large eat-in kitchens, formal dining rooms and more are among Mintos distinctive luxury touches. Villas range from 1,565 square feet under air to 1,862 square feet under air, and are priced from the mid-$300s. Villa homes include two to three bedrooms, plus den or hobby room, great room, dining room, two baths, covered lanai and two-car garage. An award-winning master planned community A recognized leader in green construction, Minto has won many national and regional awards for The Isles of Collier Preserve. These include three silver awards from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), including the 2016 Best in American Living Award for Best Mixed Community, the 2017 Nationals Award for Best Clubhouse, and the 2017 Best in American Living Award for Best Community Facility. The Isles of Collier Preserve also received the Grand Aurora Award for Master-Planned Community of the Year from the Southeast Building Conference (SEBC), the largest building industry trade show in the southeast, and the Community of the Year award at the Collier Building Industry Association 2016 Sand Dollar Awards. Minto developed The Isles of Collier Preserve using its own funding sources, electing not to utilize Community Development District (CDD) funds, and saving homeowners at The Isles of Collier Preserve thousands of dollars in annual assessments. The Isles of Collier Preserve is located just four miles east of downtown Naples on U.S. 41/Tamiami Trail East. The Discovery Sales Center is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information on The Isles of Collier Preserve call 888-707-1251 or visit MintoUSA.com. Above: The Isles Club resort-style pool, lap pool, shaded cabanas and sandy beach area provide the ultimate environment for relaxation and socializing. The Isles of Collier Preserve is an award-winning master-planned community. Available coach homes offering up to $60,000 incentive. Left: Available singlefamily and villa homes offering up to $50,000 incentive.ADVERTORIAL
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2018 REAL ESTATE B2150 new home choices remain at MediterraFifty new home choices remain available at Mediterra, the Collier Building Industry Associations reigning Community of the Year. Two-miles north of Immokalee Road on Livingston Road in North Naples, Mediterra is being developed by London Bay Homes. Forty-three homesites with water and preserve views and seven furnished models by London Bay with interiors by Romanza Interior Design offer an opportunity to enjoy a community designated as the Best Place to Retire in Florida and 10th best in the world since 2014 by Best Retirement Destinations. Purchasers of homes by London Bay are eligible to secure a full golf membership immediately rather than being placed on the membership waiting list as a Limited Golf Member. London Bay, an award-winning homebuilder and developer in the Southwest Florida luxury home market for more than 25 years, manages all new home construction sales and marketing for Mediterra. London Bays new neighborhoods showcase single-family villa and estate homes with Coastal-influenced exterior architectural styles and open-concept interiors. Caminetto features 15 singlefamily villas from the high $1-millions to the low $3-millions. Five floor plans from 3,500 to 5,000 square feet are featured. Caminetto celebrates views of glistening lakes, nature preserves, and the nearby Parterre Garden. Homesites and the furnished Sonoma model are available. Priced at $3,125,000 furnished, the four-bedroom, 4,421 square feet Sonoma is Caminettos only two-story floor plan. The Sonoma features a great room, a gourmet-inspired kitchen, and a dining room. The great room opens to a covered terrace, as well as an outdoor living, dining, and kitchen area. A bonus room with zero-corner pocketing sliding glass doors also opens to the outdoors. French double-doors in the master suite lead to the pool patio overlooking a pool with a sun shelf and spa. A private garden shower is accessible from the master bathroom and the pool patio. The second floor offers a lounge with a wet bar and a guest suite. A lake behind the home compliments preserve views. Cabreo presents single-family villas from 2,800 to 3,200 square feet priced from $1 million. Homesites 65 to 70 feet by approximately 130 feet offer course, lake, and preserve views. Cabreo showcases a rustic Mediterranean style with grand entrances, stone details, barrel tile roofs, and cobble-style brick paved driveways. The architectural designs feature open-concept floor plans. Cabreo is within walking distance of Mediterras extravagant gardens. Three furnished models are available in Cabreo. The Angelica model semifurnished by Romanza Interior Design is priced at $1,225,000 and includes 2,800 square feet. The three-bedroom plus den, three bath open-concept residence provides lakefront views and is a short walk from Mediterras Parterre Garden. Priced at $1,960,000 furnished, the four-bedroom, four-bath Bettina villa offers 3,110 square feet. The Bettina presents an open plan with a great room, dining room, and an island kitchen with a caf. The outdoor living space includes an outdoor kitchen. The Clara model features 3,369 square feet. The three-bedroom, three-and-onehalf bath residence is Cabreos largest floor plan. The family room, living room, and master suite open to an outdoor living area with a pool and spa. The Clara is priced at $1,995,000 furnished. Mediterras Cortile estate and singlefamily villa neighborhood will include eighteen 4,200 to 7,000+ estate residences and twenty-eight 3,100 to 6,200 square feet villas. Estate and villa homesites with golf course, lake or preserve views are available. Cortiles floor plans offer architectural detailing, rich finishes, luxurious options that come standard, courtyards, and secluded patios. Estate homesites are priced from $875,000 to $1.35 million and accommodate residences 4,200 to more than 7,000 square feet. Priced at $4,250,000 furnished, the twostory, 5,288 square feet Catalina model in Cortile features a great room, an island kitchen, and a caf. The caf opens to an outdoor space with a kitchen, island bar, and seating overlooking a resort-style pool, spa, and fire pit. The master suite opens to a trellis and patio, while the master bath features a garden shower. The first floor offers a formal dining room, bonus room, and two guest suites. The second floor includes a loft, wet bar, a guest suite, and a sunset overlook with a fireplace. The Lucarno neighborhood will showcase 71 lakeside villas from 2,900 to over 4,000 square feet from $1.5 million. Offered for $2,885,000 fully-furnished, the two-story Capriano models 4,402-square-foot plan features a great room with a fireplace, a wine bar, and a library that opens to an outdoor living and kitchen area. The home offers views of a lake and Mediterras Parterre Gardens. The master suite features a bathroom with views of a water feature. An open staircase ends at a wet bar that serves a second-floor lounge, a guest suite with a balcony, and a sun deck. The two-story, four-bedroom Isabella model offers 4,285 square feet in Mediterras Serata neighborhood. A second-story covered balcony overlooks an outdoor living area, pool and spa. The models great room plan includes a formal dining room, study, master suite, and an outdoor kitchen. The model is priced at $2,895,000 furnished. With two grand estate homesites surrounded by preserves, the Il Cuore neighborhood is one of the finest estate properties in Naples. One home site that allows construction of a residence a minimum of 8,000 to approximately 15,000 square feet remains available. Il Cuore is reserved for those who value the freedom to express their every desire in architecture, design, and luxury.The Mediterra Sales Center at 15836 Savona Way off Livingston Road two miles north of Immokalee Road and London Bays models are open daily. Visit MediterraNaples.com. Call (239) 298-7600. Above: The Capriano model in Mediterras Lucarno neighborhood epitomizes London Bay Homes new approach to maintenancefree luxury one and two-story single-family villa design that blends the splendor of Naples with the intimacy of the Old World. Right: The Bettina residence is one of three completed models in Mediterras Cabreo neighborhood. The open-concept floor plan includes 3,110 square feet under air and offers an exceptional level of livability. Bottom: The Sonoma model in Caminetto at Mediterra features an organic contemporary interior design that showcases numerous natural materials.ADVERTORIAL
B22 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYLondon Bay Homes Port Royal Estate is a boaters paradiseI can already picture it morning sunrises with coffee in hand ready to take on the day. The home weve been eyeing at 4395 Gordon Drive is finally complete and ready for us to take the final leap. It seems like we had just begun the journey of finding our island paradise when our friends first told us about London Bay Homes. It didnt take long before we scheduled our first visit with Toby Cloutier, sales executive for London Bay Homes. It was still under construction during our first visit but we could already see it taking shape. We were so impressed by Romanza Interior Designs selection of 36-by-36-inch honed stone flooring; sapele, anigre and wenge woods; an extra-large kitchen island with a galley sink, and a wideplank wood floor in the study. And we loved the idea that we could move in right away. No need to pick out furniture or even artwork. Romanza had selected everything, creating a clean-lined modern aesthetic that suits our personalities. The home even has three guest rooms one on the first floor and two on the second and a luxurious wine room that can house our collection. Adding to the resort-style ambience of the home on the second floor is a full morning kitchen amenable to our visiting friends and family staying in the VIP Suite. Our friends can also make themselves at home in the downstairs guest room, with its own private full bathroom and built-in wardrobe, dresser and shelves with wood and lacquer finishes. Jennifer Stevens of Romanza has truly thought of everything for the interiors. The Lighting design paints rooms in different moods, highlights art and complements the airiness of a wood and tempered glass staircase. The home also offers a large great room with two sitting areas for formal or casual gatherings. And, of course, the master suite is just spectacular. Located on the second floor, the room is designed so the bed faces a wall of glass sliding doors showcasing the cove and mangroves. I can imagine it would be the best way to wake up. It also has a large private terrace with a fireplace, and motorized shades that can be controlled from the bed. But the real selling point is the pool and spa overlooking the cove. The first time we saw the view, it took our breath away: The quiet little cove and the beautiful greens of mangroves on Keewaydin Island just across the water. Its right on Cutlass C ove, perf ect for our 29-foot boat and incredibly close to Gordon Pass and the Gulf of Mexico. And on days wed prefer a dip in the ocean without the boat, we can simply go down the street to the beach with our membership eligibility to the Cutlass Cove Club a private beach park with a tiki hut. I think well make our final decision this evening over drinks just down the street at Sea Salt on Third Stret South another perk of living so close to downtown. I really cant wait to enjoy our new life in Naples thanks to London Bay. London Bay Homes newest model at 4395 Gordon Drive in the exclusive Port Royal neighborhood is open for viewing. To jump in on this exclusive downtown opportunity, call Toby Cloutier at 239-280-7367 or visit LondonBay.com. Part of London Bays Naples Collection of homes from Park Shore to Port Royal, the 4395 Gordon Drive model showcases mesmerizing water views of Cutlass Cove and Keewaydin Island. London Bays luxurious 4395 Gordon Drive model in Port Royal is currently open for viewing, and features statement-making interiors by Romanza Interior Design and world-class architecture by Stofft Cooney Architects. ADVERTORIAL The kitchen features an oversize island with galley sink and a mix of white and high-gloss lacquer walnut cabinetry, giving it a contemporary look.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2018 REAL ESTATE B25 Richard DrosteSales Associate239.firstname.lastname@example.orgJacki Strategos, P.A. Sales Associate, GRI, CREN email@example.com premiersothebysrealty.comSothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each oce is independently owned and operated. NATURE LOVERS PARADISE480 Worthington Street $450,000Living is easy in this spacious residence. Relax on either of the 2 screened decks, midnight swim no problem indoor pool. 3 BR/2.5 baths + den. Floridas famous sunsets from western exposure. SECURE YOUR SPOT521 S. Heathwood Dr. $154,900 Its a delightful lot located near the south end. Cleared to build but it is lined with trees for privacy. Enjoy morning sunrises. Sewer assessment paid. PRISTINE CONDITION1830 Menorca Ct.$775,000 Direct access waterway valued at a great price. This home oers very high ceilings, large rooms, tons of windows/sliders, open kitchen w/breakfast nook. 3 BR/2 BA, formal dining room, large pantry. OUTSTANDING AMENITIESDela Park Place #704$569,900 No words can express the breathtaking Gulf of Mexico views, the y are endless. This units oor plan runs front to back so your views encompass the island & water. Spacious 2 BR/2 BA upper unit with split oor plan. Sue@SueMyhelic.com SueMyhelic.com Huntington Lakes $229,000Turnkey 1st oor, 2BR, 2BA condo. Beautifully remodeled kitchen, S.S. appliances, gr anite counters & newer A/C. Huntington Lakes $238,900Furnished 2BR, 2BA plus den 1st oor condo. Lake view, eat-in kitchen, pass thru to dining and newer A/C. Vanderbilt Beach $1,990,0004BR, 3.5BA pool home that overlooks the bay. 2 master bedrooms, hardwood oors & so much more. BOAT DOCK, LIFT & CHICKEE HUT! FANTASTIC LANAI WITH STORM SHUTTERS!YOULL LOVE THE AMENITIES! NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORSAppraisals are a vital part of the real estate transaction and have traditionally been done in-person by an experienced appraiser, but efforts to reduce costs, increase efficiencies and incorporate more innovation, technology and data in the valuation process are expanding the use of alternative valuation methods. Thats according to speakers at a real property valuation forum during the 2018 Realtors Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo. Traditional appraisal alternatives, like hybrid appraisals, broker price opinions and data-driven automated or desktop valuation models, can be incredibly useful and cost-effective tools. But many in the industry, including the National Association of Realtors, urge caution when waiving traditional, onsite appraisals for home purchase transactions to ensure purchases are based on sound financial principles and do not put undue risk on consumers or the market. Ernie Durbin, chief valuation officer at Clarocity Corp., a provider of residential real estate valuations services, said alternative or hybrid appraisal reports is a misnomer. Alternative or hybrid appraisal reports are simply reports with a different scope of work than a traditional report, he said. The Scope of Work rule from the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, or USPAP, was introduced in 2006 and gives appraisers the ability to tailor each assignment appropriately for the client and circumstances. He said the scope of work for a nontraditional property valuation could include a desktop valuation that relies on third-party inspections and utilizes extraordinary assumptions, a sales comparison approach or a qualitative analysis that doesnt make adjustments to comparables. Mr. Durbin also touched on compliance and said for appraisal alternative reports to comply with minimum appraisal standards they must conform to generally accepted USPAP standards, be written and contain sufficient information and be performed by state certified or licensed appraisers. He also said appraisers bear the responsibility of compliance, and when using alternate valuation products, they must determine if the scope of work is enough to provide credible results and ensure they are in control of the appraisal process and not limited by the form or format. Mr. Durbin urged caution around alternative or hybrid appraisals, and advised using local multiple listing service data to select comparables, ensuring local appraisers have knowledge of the property type and specific market, and making certain appraisal reports and scope of work fit and are commensurate with the risk and complexity of the transaction. Hybrid appraisals and broker price opinions are going to be part of future, whether anyone likes it or not, said Mr. Durbin. Appraisers cannot let down their guard, and we must ensure that these are appropriate for the scope of work for the assignment and thats not for every transaction John Russell, of the American Society of Appraisers, agreed and said rather than simply searching for and expanding appraisal alternatives, the focus should also be on making better use of appraisers and modernizing and reinventing the traditional appraisal process, which is the gold standard. Businesses are aiming to save time and reduce costs, but you cannot toss out safety and soundness and consumer protections for the sake of the business decisions, said Mr. Russell. Julie Jones, credit risk analyst at Fannie Mae, shared insights into the enterprises decision last year to waive traditional appraisal requirements for some eligible purchase transactions through its Property Inspection Waiver program. She said Fannies property inspection waivers, or appraisal waivers, are available for mortgages and refinances that meet specific eligibility requirements, including those with lower loan-to-value ratios, single-family and condominium properties, principle residences and second homes, and when Fannie already has a prior appraisal on the property, among others. Its important to remember that the lender and borrower do not have to exercise the property inspection waiver and may continue with a traditional appraisal, said Ms. Jones. She said the number of Fannie-financed purchase loans executed with a property inspection waiver made up less than 1 percent of recent purchase transactions. Overall, for purchase transactions, limited cash out refinance transactions and cash-out refinance transactions loans with PIWs accounted for less than 12 percent of Fannies book. Lima Ekram, analyst and assistant vice president at Moodys Investor Services, said shes seen an increase in the use of appraisal alternatives in the market, which could impact the quality of the residential mortgage-backed securities they rate, where the most important thing is the collateral, or home. There are many different types of appraisal alternatives that are available in the market today, and as we assess the risk of bonds, we review them carefully and whether the use of appraisal alternatives is appropriate and that we understand the strengths and weaknesses of it, so bonds are treated as accurately as possible, said Ms. Ekram. NAR sent a letter to Federal Housing Finance director Mel Watt last fall concerning the use of automated valuations in purchase transactions. In the letter, NAR encouraged Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to use caution after they announced a waiver of physical property appraisals for lower risk purchase transactions. Additional information and resources for real estate professionals about appraisals can be found at www.nar.realtor/appraisal-valuation. The National Association of Realtors is Americas largest trade association, representing 1.3 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries. More information about NAR is available at www.realtor.org. Rethinking real estate valuations and alternatives to traditional appraisals
NAPLESTHE WATLINGTON $4 ,825,000 41 5th Street South 4 Beds, 5 Full 1 Half Baths EXPERIENCE OUR PORTFOLIO OF EXQUISITE HOMES FROM PARK SHORE TO PORT ROYAL THE CHELSTON $3,995 ,000 631 Broad Court N 3 Beds, 3 Full 1 Half Baths OLD NAPLES 4395 GORDON DRIVE $13,475,000 4395 Gordon Drive 4 Bedrooms, 4 Full 2 Half Baths PORT ROYAL 4375 GORDON DRIVE $15 ,575,000 4375 Gordon Drive 5 Beds, 5 Full 2 Half Baths PORT ROYAL TOUR MODEL SAT & SUN12 4 p.m. BY APPT. ONLY BY APPT. ONLY TOURSAT & SUN12 4 p.m.. CBC057242 London Bay Homes. Pricing, features, specifications, products and availability are subject to change without notice. See a sales associate for complete and current information. Luxury Custom Homes from $1 Million to One of a Kind Schedule Your Private Tour with Toby Cloutier 239.280.7367 PrivateLabelLiving.com Naples most desir able neighborhoods are home to London Bays newest, most breathtaking properties. Tour our award-winning, single-family model homes and discover a range of residences to suit your specic tastes and preferences. PRIVATE LABEL LIVING NAPLES COLLECTIONAt London Bay Homes, we are proud to introduce our latest array of stunningly designed masterpieces:
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2018 REAL ESTATE B27 RENDERINGS OF ELEVATIONS ARE CONCEPTUAL IN NATURE. FOR ACTUAL ELEVATIONS, REFER TO THE FINAL PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE R ESPECTIVE HOME-TYPE AND ELEVATIONTYPE. MANGROVE BAY IS OFFERED BY GULF GULF COAST INTERNATIONAL PROPERTIES, A LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER. PRICES, FEATURES AND AVAILABILITY SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. LOGO, PHOTOGRAPHY AND ALL RENDERINGS ARE PROPERTY OF MANGROVE BAY, COPYRIGHTED AS SUCH AND MAY NOT BE USED BY A NY OTHER PARTY. R R R R R R R R R R R R R R T T T T T T T T T T T T W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W 239.261.2200 | www.mangrovebaynaples.com201 Goodlette Road South | Naples, Florida 34102 Sales Center Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 10:00am-5:00pm Saturday 11:00am-4:00pm, Sunday 12:00pm-4:00pm or by appointment. www.gcipnaples.comExclusively Represented by: TM BOAT SLIP WITH PURCHASE OF EVERY HOME!Resort style amenities directly on Naples Bay. COMPLETION SPRING 2019 Private onsite Concierge Property Management Services State-of-the-art Wellness Center Private Boat Ramp Storage Area PALM COTTAGE Living Area: 2,514 sq. ft. Total Area: 3,375 sq. ft. Bedrooms: 3 Full Bath: 2, Half Baths: 1 2-Car, Attached COQUINA I Living Area: 2,664 sq. ft. Total Area: 4,284 sq. ft. Bedrooms: 3 Full Bath: 2, Half Baths: 1 2-Car, Attached USEPPA III Largest and most Versatile Floor Plan Living Area: 3,488 sq. ft. Total Area: 4,056 sq. ft. Bedrooms: 4 Full Bath: 4, Half Baths: 1 2-Car, AttachedMangrove Bayfeatured model: Useppa IIIBuilt on Old Naples last remaining significant waterfront property for residential development, the homes at Mangrove Bay are built for those with exceptional taste desiring an unequaled residence and lifestyle. Remarkably designed with spacious and open floor plans, these homes inspire coastal luxury living at its finest. The most versatile of Mangrove Bays waterfront homes, the Useppa is offered in three different elevations varying in square footage. The largest of the three is a true two story old Florida masterpiece of architectural innovation. The Amenities Center will be breaking ground in June and will have a private onsite concierge to cater to every residents needs, comprehensive property management services, state-of-theart wellness/fitness equipment and Yoga studio, a private boat ramp, as well as ground level storage area for residents kayaks, canoes, paddle boards and jet-skis. Completion is scheduled for Spring 2019. Exciting phase 2 site work is taking place now which comprises installing new sea walls in the southeast end of Mangrove Bay as well as building the boat ramp for the Amenities Center. All Mangrove Bay homes feature Old Florida inspired architecture exclusively designed by MHK Architecture & Planning, with private Gulf access boat slips on the Gordon River included with purchase, a feature unique to Mangrove Bay. An outstanding waterfront address close to Old Naples, Mangrove Bay provides a world-class lifestyle, combining estuary views and Gulf of Mexico access with all the nearby shopping and entertainment venues of 5th Avenue South. Each waterfront home has an optional guesthouse with a full bedroom, bathroom, kitchenette and sitting area. These guest accommodations add approximately 500 square feet of living space. Additional floor plans include the single story Palm Cottage offering 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms in a lovely open great room setting with beach cottage aesthetics. This 2,514 square foot floor plan encompasses a spacious master suite and a generous living area for entertaining. The single story Captiva floor plan features an attractive open concept design with soaring vaulted ceilings and expansive outdoor living space. It offers 2,586 of luxurious living space. The Coquina II, at 3,232 square feet, is under construction at lot 13 and lot 25. These charming three bedrooms, two story cottage style homes are designed to maximize privacy and functionality in an exquisite floor plan. Located on lot 26, The Amelia I with 3,098 square feet will exemplify open concept living with an expansive master suite, two guest bedrooms, 3.5 baths and a den on a single story. The Keewaydin I on lot 41 will feature exquisite Old Florida architecture at 3,272 square feet. The second story features a loft living area allowing for picturesque views. The largest and most versatile floor plan, the Useppa I will be located at lot 31. The Useppa I features 3,488 square feet (modified) with the option of additional flex space. 2 furnished model homes at 1315 1st Avenue South (Coquina I) and 1394 1st Avenue South (Coquina II) are ready for sale and tours are available Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm, Saturday and Sunday 11:00am-4:00pm or by appointment. Mangrove Bay is conveniently located near many exciting areas of Naples including Bayfront, with its colorful European architecture perfect for strolling in this upscale oasis. Nearby, Tin Citys waterfront shops harken to times gone by and feature unique boutiques and restaurants. With an unrivaled address, the opportunity to purchase a home at Mangrove Bay wont last long. ADVERTORIAL
B28 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Mediterra15836 Savona Way Naples, FL 855.810.7976 mediterranaples.comQuail West6289 Burnham Road Naples, FL 239.592.1010 QuailWest.comTalis Park16980 Livingston Road Naples, FL 239.449.5900 TalisPark.comTwin Eagles11330 Twin Eagles Boulevard Naples, FL 239.352.8000 TwinEagles.comNaples Square1030 3rd Avenue South #101 Naples, FL 239.228.5800 NaplesSquare.comThe Isles of Collier Preserve5445 Caribe Avenue Naples, FL 844.838.3392 MintoUSA.comLely Resort New Home Sales8038 Signature Club Circle, Bldg 8-102Naples, FL 239.793.2100 stockdevelopment.comMangrove Bay201 Goodlette Road South Naples, FL 239.261.2200 MangroveBayNaples.comResidences at Mercato9123 Strada Place, Suite 7125 Naples, FL 239.594.9400 ResidencesAtMercato.comSeaglass at Bonita Bay26951 Country Club Drive Bonita Springs, FL 239.301.4940 seaglassatbonitabay.comKalea Bay13910 Old Coast Road Naples, FL 239.793.0110 KaleaBay.comAve Maria5076 Annunciation Circle #104 Ave Maria, FL 888.841.3477 AveMaria.comBarrington Cove DR Horton16168 Aberdeen Avenue Naples, FL 239.287.9499 drhorton.com/swfla Naples Reserve14885 Naples Reserve Circle Naples, FL 239.732.1414 naplesreserve.comEleven Eleven Central100 Goodlette-Frank Road South Naples, FL 239.302.6848 1111central.com.comOmega26951 Country Club Drive Bonita Springs, FL 239.301.4940 omegabonitabay.com 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 14 15 9 1 16 Fronterra by CC Homes8725 Madrid Circle Naples, FL 239.207.3721 FronterraFL.comMockingbird Crossing-DR Horton1546 Mockingbird Drive Naples, FL 239.225.2678 drhorton.com/swflaArtisia Lennar1347 Artesia Drive East Naples, FL 877-45-LENNAR Lennar.com/SWFLSave 17 18 YOUR NEW HOME COMMUNITY FINDER Gulf of MexicoAirport Pullin g RdBayshore DrRattlesnake Hammock RdRadio RdLivingston RdThomasson DrGoodlette RdVanderbilt Beach RdImmokalee RdFrank Blvd DrLivingston Rd SCray ton Rd111th Ave NPlateau RdGoodlett e RdGulf Shore BlvdPelican Marsh BlvdCounty Barn Rd5th AvPine Ridge RdGolden Gate PkwyLogan BlvdTamiami TrlTamiami TrlTamiami TrlBonita Beach RdSanta Barbara Blvd Santa Barbara BlvdOld Hwy 41Green BlvdGolden Gate BlvdLivingston RdFiddlers Creek PkwyDavis BlvdCollier BlvdCollier BlvdNaples Municipal Airport N Naples Reg Park Beac ParkLely Pelican Bay Naples VineyardsGolden GateIsland WalkNaplesPine RidgeVerona Walk Naples Manor Lely Resort East Naples Port Royal Pass Belle Meade Shell Island Palm River 846 31 867 951 951 84 41 41 75CENTRAL NAPLES NORTH NAPLES OLD NAPLES EAST NAPLES BONITA SPRINGS ESTEROHickory BlvdlBonita Beach RdImpe ria l Pkwy Impe rial B oni ta B each Rd SEld 41 RdShangrila RdCoconut Rd 865 75 NAPLES 1 10163 9 2 4 14 5 A Av Av M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M A 8 6 7 s s s s s s s s ell Grade RdRandall Blvd47Oil Well Rd p Keais RdEverglades BlvdEverglades BlvdMassey St m okalee RdWilson BlvdDesoto BlvdPlateau RdDesoto Blvd N d Golden Gate BlvdCollier Blvden eOrangetreeGolden Gates Estates 75EAST NAPLES 12 21 11 L 13 5 La Morada2385 Montserrat Lane Naples, FL 877-45-LENNAR Lennar.com/SWFLSaveOrange Blossom Ranch2083 Vermont Lane Naples, FL 877-45-LENNAR Lennar.com/SWFLSave 20 19 17 18 20 19 13 21
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2018 REAL ESTATE B29 The Baywood Idea Center: whats the big idea?Until its sold, this furnished home stands as a real-life Idea Center where visitors get an up-close-and-personal experience with DIVCO Custom Homes DESIGN-BUILD process in which all aspects of the building journey, from architectural plans and interior design, all the way through completed home construction, are handled by one dedicated, expert DIVCO team. According to Alan Foster, DIVCO Custom Homes vice president of sales and marketing, The Baywood is a home of the highest quality that reflects our commitment to the smallest details of the DESIGN-BUILD process. With interior design and furnishings by Clive Daniel Home, the home features a private study off the foyer, a dramatic beamed ceiling that extends from the great room to the open, island-style kitchen, and a lush dining area with built-in wine room. At the rear of the home is a flex room, which opens directly to the infinity edge pool and enormous lanai. The Baywood is a transitional, luxurious home design with a generous layout. It offers homeowners flexibility with ideal study/office/bonus room spaces, said Jennifer Lofstrand, a new home sales consultant with DIVCO Custom Homes. The floor plan includes 4 bedrooms and 4-1/2 baths with 4,703 square feet under air and a total of 7,057 square feet. Two large covered outdoor living areas include an outdoor kitchen and seating for dining and entertaining. To the side of the pool and spa is a furnished sundeck and with fire pit. The master suite, which opens directly to the lanai with a serene lake view, offers his and her walk-in closets, a private water closet, an enormous shower and a large soaking tub. Each of the three guest suites includes a full bath, one of which also serves as a pool bath. ADVERTORIAL The Baywood Idea Center is open for tours at 301 West St. in Pine Ridge Estates. For more information visit divcohomes.com. The Baywood showcases DIVCO Custom Homes in-house DESIGN-BUILD capabilities, taking a custom home from concept through construction with greater ease and homeowner peace of mind. License #CGC052793 NAPLES | MARCO ISLAND | ESTERO301 West Street, Pine Ridge Estates For more information or to schedule a model tour, call Jennifer Lofstrand at 239-300-1531. Be our guest AT THE BAYWOOD IDEA CENTERdivcohomes.com
B30 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Featured Open HouseVILLALAGO AT MEDITERRA 18081 Lagos Way $1,250,000 Sunday 1-4pm Beautifully redone 3br+den. White kitchen and 3 car garage Emily K. 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Arts CommentaryThe art of burning books. C10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTNAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY | SECTION CWWW.FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM INSIDEWEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2018A portrait of the artistWorld-renowned pianist travels to Naples for one show. C2-3 WGCUFind out whats on WGCU this week. C9 First-time author, 80, says age is not a destinyHeres a fact: making a living is a timeconsuming business. How many dreams have been deferred to pay the bills, raise the children and fund retirement? There is, however, the hope that once all the must-dos of adulthood have passed and necessary milestones are reached, we can circle back to the activities and pastimes that made our hearts go pitter-pat when slogging through the drudgery of stacking cash. For one Bonita Springs retiree, that time came at age 80. The dream was writing a book. After a lifetime working in the health care field and still serving as CEO of a national health care foundation, Tim Norbeck just published his first fiction book, Two Minutes. Based on the life of his childhood friend, Andrew James Purdy, who lived with a congenital heart condition and died in his 30s, Mr. Norbeck created a protagonist named Andrew James to create a fantasy narrative that continued his friends life into retirement. Growing up together in Buffalo, N.Y., Mr. Norbeck knew that Purdy always wanted to be a doctor though his health SEE AUTHOR, C5 BY LINDSEY NESMITHlnesmith@ oridaweekly.com THROUGHtheThe eighth annual Camera USA exhibit offers winning photos from across the countryBY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com MYSTERIOUS GLOWING CUBE OF light in a night desert. A white-haired couple ecstatically dancing, caught mid-whirl, hair flying. A motel on Route 66 glowing neon green. These are just some of the images that will be on exhibit in this years Camera USA exhibition at the von Liebig Arts Center in Naples June 4-Aug. 3. Its the eighth year for this annual juried photo competition, held by the Naples Art Association and open to photographers residing in the U.S. The photograph entered must have been taken in the U.S. after Jan. 1, 2014. The winning photograph will be SEE LENS, C4 MERMAIDS DREAM BY MILA BRIDGERCOURTESY PHOTOBonita Springs author Tim Norbeck.A 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
C2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY In honor of Melanoma May we are offering:FREE Skin Screenings*THROUGHOUT THE MONTH OF MAYSo get yours. Call us today.800.591.3376 (DERM)RiverchaseDermatology.com Free screenings are for new patients and by appointment only.A portrait of the artist Hyejin Kim BY IVAN SELIGMANFlorida Weekly CorrespondentHyeJin Kim started playing piano at age 5 in South Korea, and has played solo and with numerous orchestras and music festivals around the world. Praised by critics for her, passionate polished and expressive, performances, Ms. Kim is one of South Koreas most thrilling young classical stars. She completed her studies in Germany, earning her MA in musical art as a Konzertexamen (highest distinction) from Berlins Hochschule fr Musik Hanns Eisler. She is currently continuing her studies at the Colburn School as an Artist Diploma with Professor Fabio Bidini. She will be in Naples for only one concert at 7:30 p.m. on June 7, at Trinity-bythe-C ove, pla ying Baroque to 21st century selections by Bach, Ravel, Schumann and Kapustin. Ms. Kim first attracted international attention at age 17 when, as its youngest participant, she won third prize in the prestigious Busoni Competition in Italy. Andrea Bonatta, the head of the jury, said, I am thrilled about her flawless musicality and technique, which promises success as an internationally recognized pianist. Since then, Ms. Kim has received numerous awards, including prizes at the 2008 Hong Kong International Piano Competition, the DAAD Prize, Steinway & Sons Advancement Award Competition and at the Toronto International Piano Competion. Ms. Kim revealed her motivations, interests and passions in a question and answer session. Q: What or who has motivated you, both as a concert pianist and as a person?A: I am inspired and motivated into music when I see magnificent landscapes such as Niagara Falls, Malibus ocean or Oregons Cannon Beach, when I visit historical places like Mozarts house in Salzburg, the Thomas Church in Leipzig where Bach used to play, when I listen good music and when I learn new repertoire. My parents are my role models for the way to live a life. Without their generosity, wisdom and their values, I would not be here where I stand, and I would be only half of the person that my parents represent. For a musical aspect, my teacher, Mr. Bidini, is one of the most inspirational and influential people in his teaching, playing and also as a human being. Q: What are some of your interests? A: I do love working out regularly, either going to gym or Pilates. It also helps my concentration and staying power for practicing time, especially for something really big like Rachmaninoffs 3rd Piano Concerto. I adored our cat Sammy and still miss her a lot. She passed away two years ago after 17 years with my family. She was the most adorable, sophisticated and educated cat ever she gave lots of loving COURTESY PHOTOInternationally recognized pianist HyeJin Kim.
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C4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYannounced at the opening reception held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, June 1. Suggested donation for the event is $10. The winner receives a $5,000 award. Five honorary mention awards of $100 will also be given. The three jurors who determined what images would be exhibited and which of those will receive awards are Christopher Jones, associate curator of photography at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art; Mark Sloan, director and chief curator of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston, S.C., since 1994; and Paula Tognarelli, executive director and curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, Mass. According to von Liebig curator Jack OBrien, more than 200 photographers from all over the country entered the competition. This was our best turnout weve had, he says. Photographs came from as far west as California (seven entries) and Washington state (four entries) to as far east as New York City (eight entries). In the end, the jurors picked 75 different images for exhibition. Florida has a good representation, with 21 images. That includes a quirky color photo, Mermaids Dream by Marco Islander Mila Bridger, formerly of Fort Myers. Her photo shows a pair of legs in redand-white striped stockings emerging from an aqua pool. The red-and-white legs against the blue of the water and the white of the edge of the pool give it an off-beat patriotic feel. Her artists statement is one sentence: I am a photographer who manufactures fantasy. Margarita Claro, by Lisette Morales of Naples, is a portrait of a resident of East Naples. Margarita Claro is a community organizer and a Frida Kahlo researcher. The photographer asked Ms. Claro, who is of Mexican descent, if she could photograph her in her native clothing, and she agreed. She shot the image in her living room, with light coming from the window. This year we had a wonderful turnout of photographers who are concentrating on the human figure, Mr. OBrien says. And that would be a portrait, or it could be the whole figure and the environment, but the main focus of the photograph is on the human figure. Three different photographers entered photographs of boxers. The Boxer is a self-portrait by Austin, Texas, photographer Ben Tanzer. The idea was to go back to the 1920s, says Mr. OBrien. He does (self-portraits) like Cindy Sherman, though she shoots images of herself as if she were in films. Celebrating Life, another striking image, this one by Seattle photographer Constance Brinkley, is a black-andwhite photo of an older couple exuberantly dancing. She has caught the duo in a decisive moment, says Mr. OBrien, quoting the photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson: Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition when to click the camera. That is a moment the photographer is creative. Oop! The moment! Once you miss it, it is gone forever. Ms. Brinkley has done this in capturing that exact moment, he says. In a second, one of them may have turned away. She captures that very decisive moment. And some photographers have done some interesting things with light. Brooklyn photographer George Underwoods Cat Joshua Tree Park shows a Siamese cat on a kitchen counter, looking out the window. The compelling image is almost monochromatic, and infused with soft light. Its Mondrian-like in its various rectangles and right angles, creating by window frames, kitchen drawers and the dark rectangle of an open microwave atop the white refrigerator. Tom Wheeler, of Palos Verdes, Calif., created an image of a glowing Lucite cube in the desert Cube #1. Hes allowing the glowing light to fill the shot with light, Mr. OBrien explains. Its a long exposure in the dark. Its minimal and compelling. You can see the sand and the stars, all that texture in those mountains, and theres a bit of a sunset. Its simple, but simplicity is not simple. Im so excited about the exhibition and the wonderful turnout we had and the amazing work the photographers created, he says. They can only enter one photograph. Theyre offering up what they think is their best work, and its just amazing to see. LENSFrom page 1 Camera USA exhibit>> When: June 4 Aug. 3, open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday >> Where: von Liebig Art Center, 585 Park St., Naples >> Cost: free >> Information: 262-6517 or www.naplesart.org >> Opening night: There will be an opening night reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, June 1, at the von Liebig. Suggested donation for the event is $10. >> Lecture: Photography expert Christopher Jones, associate curator of photography at The Ringling Museum of Art and a juror for this years Camera USA, will present a slide lecture, Rethinking Photography: Analogue Experience in the Digital Age, at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 31, at the Naples Art Association at the von Liebig Art Center. Suggested donation is $10. FILM NOIR BY NICHOLAS FEDAK II CELEBRATING LIFE BY CONSTANCE BRINKLEY CUBE #1 BY TOM WHEELER MARCELLA BY CHRISTOPHER PRIEBE SUPER SCRUBBER BY ERIC JOHNSON
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2018 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C5 WEDNESDAY DINNERS SATURDAY AFTERNOON SIGHTSEEING (12:30PM & 3PM) SUNDAY MORE THAN HORS DOEUVRES *Valid on adult tickets only. Subject to availability. No other coupons or discounts apply. SUMMER SPECIALS JUNE-SEPTEMBERBUY 1, GET 1 HALF PRICE*: www.NaplesPrincessCruises.com 239.649.2275 couldnt stand up to the rigors of training. In Two Minutes, however, hes an elderly internist who unwittingly becomes a national hero and a target of the FBI. In my way, this book is my attempt to give him the life he wasnt able to live, Mr. Norbeck said. I always wanted to honor him in some way, but I didnt know how, so it was percolating. And I love to write. I thought this was a great way to have him become a doctor. Even though he regularly flies around the country to speak at conferences, Mr. Norbeck is at a stage in life where he isnt required to work the nights and weekends that accommodate doctors schedules. Being a naturally selfdisciplined person, he found that sitting down to pound out some pages was easier, as finding time was no longer an obstacle. For many of us who have worked hard, its time to play golf or garden. But for the rest of us who want to pursue a passion, we can still do it. Age is just a number, not a destiny. Many of us still have some music in us. Two Minutes took two years to write, with a six-month hiatus in the middle. He made an interesting discovery or two about himself during the process. I found that when I have a small window of opportunity maybe I was a lot more creative than I thought. Some good ideas popped into my head and thats what has made me feel so good. Once word got around that he had published his first novel, retired friends felt motivated to pursue their own writing dreams. One 78-year-old friend might start on her book about online dating, another 55-year-old gym buddy might finally knock out that science fiction novel hes been sitting on for years. I would urge all my fellow senior citizens to follow your passions wherever they lead you. How many potential Oscar winners are waiting tables and never got the chance? AUTHORFrom page 1COURTESY PHOTOAuthor Tim Norbeck has been an inspiration to friends who are motivated to write. Two Minutes is available in paperback and hardcover on Amazon and through the Freisen Press website at www.friesenpress.com for $13-$17 and $23-$32. P.J. Boox in Fort Myers, located at 13550 Re ections Pkwy., is selling signed copies for $15.
THEATERHush Up, Sweet Charlotte By The Laboratory Theater of Florida on select dates June 1-July 1. 1634 Woodford Ave., Fort Myers. Brownpapertickets. com or 218-0481. Murder in Paradise At the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre through June 10. 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. 2784422 or www.broadwaypalm.com.Ring of Fire By Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre through June 23. 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. 278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com. Agnes of God By The Studio Players June 15-July 1 at Joan Jenks Auditorium. 4701 Golden Gate Pkwy. 398-9192 or www.thestudioplayers.org. Chicago By The Naples Players June 28-July 29 at Sugden Community Theater. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org.THURSDAY5.31Pups in the Garden Put your favorite pooch in the car (dont forget the leash) and head to Naples Botanical Garden for canine-friendly hours from 3-5 p.m. (also 9-11:30 a.m. Sunday and 8-11 a.m. Tuesday). Free for garden members and their dogs; regular admission for humans plus $9.95 for their dogs. www.naplesgarden.org. Free Concert Naples Philharmonic Chamber Musicians perform works by Telemann, Molenhof, Thieriot and Mozart at 7 p.m. at Wang Opera Center. 2408 Linwood Ave. 597-1900 or www. artisnaples.org.Photo Expert Naples Art Association hosts a reception and presentation by Christopher Jones, associate curator of photography at The Ringling Museum of Art, at 5:30 p.m. Free for members, $10 for others. 585 Park St. 262-6517 or www.naplesart.org. FRIDAY6.1Farmers Market Find fresh local produce and more at the St. John Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to noon at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. 625 111th Ave. N.Art Reception United Arts Council of Collier County hosts an opening reception for Parallel Harmonies: Art & Nature, an exhibition of works by Paul Arsenault, Cesar Aguilera, Juan Diaz and Katia Miranda from 5:30-7 p.m. at Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center. The exhibition runs through Oct. 26. Free. 300 Tower Road. 254-8242 or www.uaccollier.org.Doc Screening Path2Freedom hosts a screening of American Exploitation: The Slaves Among Us, a film about efforts to eradicate sex trafficking in the U.S., at 6:30 p.m. at Hilton Naples. The film will be followed by a cocktail hour with hors-doeuvres and a cash bar. $50. www.path2freedom.org. Blues Notes Blues guitarist Sean Chambers performs at 8 p.m. at Center for the Performing Arts Bonita Springs. $20-$30. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 4958989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Nailed It! Comedian and television host Nicole Byer hits the stage at tonight and Saturday, June 2, at Off The Hook Comedy Club. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 389-6901 or www.offthehookcomedy.com.SATURDAY6.2To Market, To Market Stock up on fresh produce and locally made goodies at the Third Street South farmers market from 7:30-11:30 a.m. 434-6533 or www.thirdstreetsouth.com.Sail Away Naples Model Yacht Club hosts radio-control model sailboat racing at 9:30 a.m. each Saturday behind Dicks Sporting Goods. 5955 Na ples Blvd. www.naplesmyc.org. All Aboard Volunteer docents from the Naples Train Museum are on hand at the Naples Depot Museum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today to help visitors of all ages enjoy the outdoor and indoor trains. Corner of 10th St. S. and Fifth Ave. S. www.naplestrainmuseum.org. Om in the Swamp Spiritual healer Bethanny Gonzalez leads a meditation at Corkscrew Audubon Swamp Sanctuarys natural amphitheater at 9 a.m. $10 for members, $20 for others. 348-9151 or www.corkscrew.audubon.org.Pride of Place The second annual Naples Pride celebrates the LGBTQ community with live entertainment, refreshments and business vendors from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Cambier Park. 213-3058 or www.naplespride.org.Jazz It Up Gypsy Sojourn performs from 2-4 p.m. at Naples Botanical Garden. 643-7275 or www.naplesgarden.org.Dance Recital Naples Dance Conservatory presents its spring performance at 6:30 p.m. at Opera Naples. $25, tickets can be purchased at the door or by phone. 2408 Linwood Ave. 305-3217797 or www.ndcballet.com. SUNDAY6.3Weve Got Pipes Principal organist James Cochran performs works by Bach, Franck, Gigout and others at 3 p.m. at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or www. artisnaples.org.Fresh Produce Take your grocery list to the Naples Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the corner Pine Ridge and Livingston roads.As You Wish Silverspot Cinema screens The Princess Bride (1987) at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. While sick in bed, a young boys grandfather reads him a story. $11.80-$15.55. 592-0300 or www. silverspot.net.Musical Moments Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs hosts performances of cinematic masterpieces, including selections from Jurassic Park, Star Wars, and Doctor Zhivago at 3 p.m. $25. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. MONDAY6.4Films for Film Lovers Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs screens Doubt (2008) at 7 p.m. A Catholic school principal questions a priests ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 4958989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. TUESDAY6.5Close Encounter Get up close and personal with Dee Gee, Naples Zoos anteater, when you make reservations for a special encounter from 11 a.m. to noon each Tuesday through June. 2625409 or www.napleszoo.com. WEDNESDAY6.6Art ALIVE The galleries and studios of Naples Art District, the area west of Airport-Pulling and north of Pine Ridge roads, open their doors to the public from 5-8 p.m. Look for the magenta and white art flags to locate participating galleries. Free. 289-5070 or www.naplesartdistrict.com. COMING UPTravel Talk Preferred Travel hosts a talk with Insight Travel about their escorted tours from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 7. 707b Gulf Park Drive. 800523-3716 or www.preferrednaples.com. Grand Piano Korean pianist HyeJin Kim performs works by Bach, Ravel, Schuman and Kapustin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 7, at Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church. $40. 553 Galleon Drive. 646-734-8179 or grandpianoseries.com.Young Ones Naples Philharmonic Youth Symphonia performs at 7 p.m. Friday, June 8, at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org. Yes, And? Improv Tonight! performs at Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs at 8 p.m. Friday, June 8. $25. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Rainforest Art Venue Naples hosts an evening with woodcarver Nancy Koerner and her exquisite collection of rosewood burl pieces from 7:309:30 p.m. Saturday, June 9, with live music by Ray Cerbone. $35, includes hors doeuvres and a glass of champagne. 13240 Tamiami Trail N. 292-1529 or www.venuenaples.com. Bridal Blast Naples Bridal Expo brings togethers the areas best wedding professionals to help couples plan their nuptials from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, June 10, at the Hilton Naples. Free for brides who register, $5 for others. 272-8477 or www. naplesbridalexpo.com. Free Film Paragon Theaters screens The Croods (2013) at 10 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday, June 12-14, as part of its free kids movies series through summer. 596-0008 or www.paragontheaters.com. Blues Concert Four-time Grammy Award winner Keb Mo performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, at Southwest Florida Event Center. $47 -$149. 11515 Bonita Beach Road. 245-9910 or www.swfleventcenter.com. Ancient Ones Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary hosts a guided walk to its stand of old-growth bald cypress from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, June 13. $10-$25. 348-9151 or www.corkscrew.audubon.org. Interlude Cabaret singer Abby Yetter performs from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at Marco Island Center for the Arts. $25-$30. 1010 Winterberry Drive. 394-4221 or www.marcoislandarts.org.Keep em Laughing Stage 2 Improv hosts an interactive, family-friendly night of comedy at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at Sugden Community Theater. $10-$20. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org. Friday Fun Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center offers themed activities each week through summer, starting with mammals from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, June 15. Free, but admission limited to three children per adult. 300 Tower Road. 530-5940 or www.rookerybay.org. Red High Heels American Idol alum Kellie Pickler performs at 8 p.m. Friday, June 15, at Southwest Florida Event Center. $45-$125. 11515 Bonita Beach Road. 245-9910 or www.swfleventcenter.com. Dads Day Out Venetian Village celebrates Fathers Day with an antique car show, complimentary photos and more from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 16. 261-6100 or www.venetianvillage.com.Nerd Alert SWFL SpaceCon celebrates comic and science fiction culture illustrious personalities from comic book, film, and book industries, as well as professional cosplayers, vendors, game demos, drop-in games, tournaments and much more Saturday and Sunday, June 16-17, at Lee Civic Center. $5-$10. 11831 Bayshore Road. Nexus9swfl@gmail.com or www.swflspacecon.com.Looky-Loo Miromar Outlets hosts a grandfather/father/son look-alike contest at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 16, in honor of Fathers Day. 948-3766 or www.miromaroutlets.com. Eclipse Pink Floyd tribute band Brit Floyd performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at Germain Arena. $31-$50. 9 48-7825 or www.germainarena.com. Free Film Paragon Theaters screens How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) at 10 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday, June 19-21, as part of its free kids movies series through summer. 596-0008 or www.paragontheaters.com. C6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Get schooled in the arts when Christopher Jones, associate curator of photography at The Ringling Museum of Art, hosts a lecture titled Rethinking Photography: Analogue Experience in the Digital Age at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 31, at Naples Art Association. www.naplesart.org
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2018 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 #HEAR IT Harry Connick Jr. brings his A New Orleans Tricentennial Celebration Tour to the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall June 1 and 2. bbmanpah.com6.1-26.3 6.3 An Evening with Kevin Nealon, a comedy benefit for Hope Hospice, starts at 5:30 p.m. June 5 at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by a 7:30 p.m. show. General admission tickets are $65, and Meet and Greet tickets are $150. broadwaypalm.com HopeHCS.org/Kevin6.55.31-6.2 John Waite performs at 8 p.m. June 3 at the Southwest Florida Event Center. $30$65. 11515 Bonita Beach Road. swfleventcenter. com Blues guitarist Sean Chambers performs at 8 p.m. Friday, June 1, at Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. art center bonita .org Comedian Nicole Byer brings the laughs Thursday through Saturday, May 31-June 2, at Off The Hook Comedy Club. offthehook comedy.com Its all love when our local LGBTQ community celebrates Naples Pride with live music, entertainment, vendors and more from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at Cambier Park. naplespride.orgBreakfast with the Birds Shorebird expert Adam DiNuovo hosts a lecture with breakfast pastries and refreshments from 9:30-10:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, at Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center. $15. 300 Tower Road. 530-5940 or www.rookerybay.org. Love That Dress! Clive Daniel Home hosts a Love That Dress! collection party with live music, wine, horsdoeuvres and silent auction to benefit PACE Center for Girls from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 20. Guests should bring a new or lightly used dress. 2777 Tamiami Trail N. 261-4663 or mollie. firstname.lastname@example.org. Grand Cello Cellist Sophie Shao performs works by Bach, Dvorak and Chopin at 7:30 Thursday, June 21, at Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church. $40. 553 Galleon Drive. $40. 553 Galleon Drive. 646-734-8179 or grandpianoseries.com.Family Funday Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary hosts kid-friendly activities and educational opportunities on Friday, June 22. Free for kids under 18. 3489151 or www.corkscrew.audubon.org. Easy to Love Reggae singer Maxi Priest performs at 8 p.m. Friday, June 22, at Southwest Florida Event Center. $30$50. 11515 Bonita Beach Road. 245-9910 or www.swfleventcenter.com. Jazz on the Sand Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club hosts a free performance by Show Biz Kids from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, June 23, as part of its annual SummerJazz on the Gulf concert series. 2612222 or nap lesbeachhotel. com. Get Your Spam On Little Bar Restaurant on Goodland celebrates its kookiest celebration, Spammy Jammy, from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 23, with Spam sculpture competitions, pajamas, live music, crazy games and more. 205 Harbor Place. 394-5663 or www.littlebarrestaurant.com. Til Touchdown Brings Me Round The Rocket Man Show featuring Elton John impersonator Rus Anderson performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. $30-$40. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita. org. Free Film Paragon Theaters screens Captain Underpants (2017) at 10 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday, June 26-28, as part of its free kids movies series through summer. 596-0008 or www. paragontheaters.com. Creative Arts Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Musuem hosts an arts and crafts exhibition of works created by students at the Seminole Tribes Pemaytv Emahakv Charter School on Thursday, June 28. Free with admission. 17 miles off Exit 49 on I-75. 877-902-1113 or ahtahthiki.com.Art Lecture Art historian Annie Storr leads a lecture entitled The Shock of Tradition: Citizenship, Art & Ethics from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 28, at United Arts Council of Collier Countys headquarters. Free, but reservations required. 953 Fourth Ave. N. kdonovan@ uaccollier.com or www.uaccollier.com. Independence Party Everglade City hosts its annual Independence Day celebration with an opening ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 30, at City Hall, followed by a parade and family activities at MacLeod Park and concluding with a fireworks show at 9 p.m. 695-3781 or www.evergladehistorical.org. WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO
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WHAT TO DOAmericana Night The Americana Community Music Association hosts an evening of performances by local songwriters like Ray Cerbone, Joe Virga, Carlene Thissen and many more from 7-9:30 p.m. Saturday, June 30, at All Faiths Unitarian Congregation in Fort Myers. $10$15, tickets available at the door. 2756 McGregor Blvd. www.americanaacma.org.Red, White & Awesome Celebrate Independence Day downtown with the City of Naples annual 4th of July Parade as it proceeds down Third Street South and Fifth Avenue South at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 4. 213-1000 or www.naplesgov.com.Free Film Paragon Theaters screens Trolls (2016) at 10 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday, July 10-12, as part of its free kids movies series through summer. 5960008 or www.paragontheaters.com. Skate du Soleil Cirque du Soleil takes the ice at Germain Arena with its frozen acrobatic spectacle, Crystal, Thursday through Sunday, July 12-15. $48$133. 9487825 or www.germainarena.com. Jazz on the Sand Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club hosts a free performance by Late Night Brass from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 14, as part of its annual SummerJazz on the Gulf concert series. 261-2222 or nap lesbeachhotel.com. Free Film Paragon Theaters screens Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) at 10 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday, July 17-19, as part of its free kids movies series through summer. 596-0008 or www. paragontheaters.com. Breakfast with the Birds Shorebird expert Adam DiNuovo hosts a lecture with breakfast pastries and refreshments from 9:30-10:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, at Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center. $15. 300 Tower Road. 530-5940 or www.rookerybay.org. Interlude The Brennan Yetter Jazz Trio performs from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, at Marco Island Center for the Arts. $25-$30. 1010 Winterberry Drive. 394-4221 or www.marcoislandarts.org.Grand Piano Pianist Eric Lu performs works by Brahms and Chopin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 19, at Trinityby-the-Cove Episcopal Church. $40. 553 Galleon Drive. 646-734-8179 or grandpianoseries.com.Free Film Paragon Theaters screens Ferdinand (2017) at 10 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday, July 24-26, as part of its free kids movies series through summer. 596-0008 or www.paragontheaters.com. War Remembrance Ah-Tah-ThiKi Museum commemorates the Seminole Wars with a special display, war games and more on Saturday, July 28. Free with admission. 17 miles off Exit 49 on I-75. 877-902-1113 or ahtahthiki.com.Summer Smash WWE Lives SummerSlam Heatwave Tour visits Germain Arena at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 30. $23$98. 9487825 or www.germainarena.com.Free Film Paragon Theaters screens Prince of Egypt (2015) at 10 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Aug. 7-9, as part of its free kids movies series through summer. 596-0008 or www.paragontheaters.com. Breakfast with the Birds Shorebird expert Adam DiNuovo hosts a lecture with breakfast pastries and refreshments from 9:30-10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, at Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center. $15. 300 Tower Road. 530-5940 or www.rookerybay.org. Jazz on the Sand Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club hosts a free performance by TBone Hamiltons Big Easy Revue from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, as part of its annual SummerJazz on the Gulf concert series. 2612222 or naplesbeachhotel.com. Jazz on the Sand Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club hosts a free performance by Pocket Change from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, as part of its annual SummerJazz on the Gulf concert series. 2612222 or nap lesbeachhotel.com. All The Best Ones Emmy and Golden Globe winner Jane Lynch (Glee) performs a concert titled A Swinging Little Christmas with Kate Flannery (The Office) and Tim Davis (Glee) at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at Southwest Florida Event Center. $43$65. 11515 Bonita Beach Road. 245-9910 or www.swfleventcenter.com. Email calendar listings and high-resolution photos to Lindsey Nesmith at email@example.com. Please send Word or text documents and jpgs with time, date, location, cost and contact information. No pdfs or photos of fliers. Paragon Theaters screens The Croods (2013) at 10 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday, June 12-14, as part of its free kids movies series through summer. 596-0008 or www. paragontheaters.com.
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C10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY ARTS COMMENTARYThe art of burning booksFor Ray Bradburys firemen of the future, it was a pleasure to burn. He named his prophetic novel Fahrenheit 451, claiming it was the temperature at which book paper catches fire and burns. In his futuristic world reading is illegal and firemen are called to the houses of those hiding physical books; they set those hidden, personal libraries on fire. Intellectualism is scorned and thinking is deemed dangerous. Francois Truffaut made a movie of the 1953 novel in 1966. It became a classic. And now, HBO has just released a remake, starring Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon. This renewed focus on Fahrenheit 451 has me thinking of matches, books and matchbooks. Apparently, its a pleasure for designers to create book covers with matches and matchboxes on them. The 60th anniversary edition of Bradburys novel, though five years old, is still being published and its cover, designed by Matt Owen, is simple but clever. With just two colors, black and red ink, it has an illustration of a black book. At the bottom, the black tongue of a bookmark sticks out of the white pages. At the top of that book, a box of matches has been slid out of it, revealing a row of red-tipped matches. Its a genius image, a book that is both a book and a book of matches, the very thing that will ignite it and destroy it. The cover has made me aware of other books with matchbox covers. There is Augusten Burroughss latest memoir Lust & Wonder, which is about his previous boyfriends and how he finally met the love of his life, his literary agent, Christopher Schelling. The cover, by Olga Grlic (with hand lettering by James Jacobelli) shows a photograph of a matchbox, open to display rows of wooden matches. The title and authors name are written on the cover of the matchbox with other identifying info on the sides. The cover is clean and simple: the matchbox is surrounded by glossy white, while the image is rough to the touch. It works on a variety of levels: Burroughs has finally met his match, or struck a match. And, it hints at times in the past when a person would scrawl his or her name and number on a bar matchbook when they met someone. The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity, a nonfiction book by Esther Perel that was released in the fall, makes a bold image using a matchbox. The cover, by Adalis Martinez, shows a black matchbox, open at the top to reveal two matches, both with blue heads. The title and authors name are on the black of the box top; its surrounded by blood red. The image looks like a bed, with two people sleeping it in. But one is tilted towards the edge of the box, and just outside is another match leaning against it the perfect image of infidelity, using who would have thought? matches. (The paperback version of her previous book, Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence show four open matchboxes, one in each corner of the cover, looking like four beds with a couple in each one.) Another nonfiction book that came out last fall is Light the Dark: Writers on Creativity, Inspiration, and the Artistic Process by Joe Fassler. A match, with the editors name written on it, has been struck, creating a yellow cartoony light that takes up most of the book cover. On the flame are written the books title and subtitle. And on the book of matches on the lower left are names of those who contributed essays to the book. This is a visual representation of the spark of inspiration. And the hardcover and paperback versions of Michael Frayns book, Matchbox Theatre: Thirty Short Entertainments turn the cover into a matchbox itself. The paperback version (cover by M.S. Corley) looks like both a stage and a matchbox cover. Five matches stand upright, as if oldfashioned footlights. A black rectangle at the bottom of the cover gives the authors previous works (Noises Off, Copenhagen and the Book Prize-Nominated Novels Headling, Spies and Skios) but also looks like the area youd used to strike a match. But it is the books hardcover version (design by Faber) that is the most impressive and imaginative. The cover could be mistaken for a matchbox itself, the graphic design and lettering are so perfect. The hardcover book, which slides out of this wrapping, shows an illustration of a line of redtipped matches. And on the matches themselves are listed the titles of his 30 short entertainments. Its an ingenious idea, an ingenious design. I dont know what Ill think of the remake of Fahrenheit 451, but I know I want to go back and re-read the novel. Its been a while. I never thought, in the real world, that books and matches go together. But I must admit, on these book covers, its a pleasure to see. nancySTETSONnstetson@floridaweekly.com
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C12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY naplesfujiyama.com239.261.4332 Located at: 2555 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, FL 34103 239.261.4332 naplesclubsushi.com$29.95 PER PERSON (MIN 2) & INCLUDES A BOTTLE OF WINE, HOUSE SELECTION PICK ONE PER PERSON: Teriyaki Chicken Entree Chicken & Shrimp Entree Shrimp Entree Sesame Chicken EntreeCOMES WITH SOUP, SALAD, VEGETABLES & RICE* DINE IN ONLY. NOT VALID ON HOLIDAYS. OFFER VALID SUN-THURS ONLY. NOT VALID WITH OTHER COUPONS. EXPIRES JUNE 14, 2018.WHAT YOU'VE ALWAYS REMEMBERED IS STILL THE SAME GREAT FOOD & DRINK AT NEIGHBORHOOD PRICES 239.263.7254 naplesharoldsplace.comNEW -COLD WATER OYSTERS, CEASAR SALAD & AN OUTRAGEOUS CRAB CAKE !! ESCARGOT TOO COLLECTORS CORNER scott SIMMONS firstname.lastname@example.org Is it a compote or a comport? That is the question. Grandma always would have called any footed dish a compote. But we would not have been comporting ourselves accordingly had we corrected her. Thats even though many glassware companies listed small footed dishes as comports. Others listed them as compotes, so how can we argue? After all, a fruit compote is what is served from a footed dish, though perhaps it would be from a larger vessel than this. Homer Laughlin always called the smaller dish in its Fiesta line a sweet meat. I like that, but the term is archaic and folks might well think its a dish containing animal products of some sort, rather than mints or other candies. But the archaic and the arcane are part of the charm of antiques and anything with a history. And thats the case with pieces like the Heisey compote I recently acquired. I love these footed dishes and have them in an array of patterns. But you seldom see new versions of the dainty glass and porcelain pieces. Thats a pity. That uniqueness is part of what makes collecting antiques fascinating never mind that this or that company turned out tens of thousands of an item back in the day. That item is unique today. As for me, I like anything that I cannot buy at Target, Pier One or even Bloomingdales, for that matter. Think how fun a display of these footed dishes would be filled with candies, or Christmas ornaments, candles or whatever the season dictated? Picture them loaded with nuts at tea time one nice object can make a whole table feel special. Maybe youve wondered how someone might use a piece such as this. Now you know. Don't miss...The West Palm Beach Antiques Festival The monthly show is June 1-3 at the South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach. Hours are 9 a.m.-noon (early buyer) June 1, noon-5 p.m. (general admission) June 1, 9 a.m.-noon June 2 and 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 3. Cost: $25 for early buyer/threeday pass, $8 general admission; two-day ticket is $12. Info: 941-697-7475 or www. wpbaf.com. Bought: W ildw ood Antique Mall, 5100 S. Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers; 239-703-7151 or www.wildwoodantiquemalls.com. Paid: $15 The Skinny: This Heisey Twist pattern compote is a product of its time look at the angular Art Deco lines that were so popular in the 1920s and s. Heisey made its Twist pattern from 1928 to 1935. This piece, in the companys Moongleam color, stands about 5 inches high and would have stood on a buffet, ever ready to serve mints or nuts. Ive often said Heisey was the Cadillac of American glassware (Steuben would have been the Rolls-Royce). I think that still holds true the glass is always clear and the colors almost always are consistently radiant. THE FIND:A Heisey Twist pattern compoteThis Heisey Twist pattern compote was made in the companys Moongleam color between 1928 and 1935. It stands about 5 inches high.Compote or comport? Either way, its pretty and practical SCOTT SIMMONS / FLORIDA WEEKLY
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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.org. Solo Singles of Collier County creates and promotes recreation, culture, charitable and social activities for those persons single, divorced or widowed. Members gather at a different restaurant at 5 p.m. every Friday for happy hour and dinner. For membership information, call Carey Hughes at 2620278 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Naples Ship Modelers meets at 9:30 a.m. on the first and third Saturday of every month at the Landmark Naples community in North Nap les. The next gathering is June 2. All are invited to enjoy lunch together afterward at a location TBA. For more information, call Dick Ritchie at 594-0868 or email dcritchie@ comcast.net. The Naples Press Clubs regular lunch meeting takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, June 7, at Tiburon Golf Club. The program will be a Celebration of the Free Press and the Future of Journalism. Several of the clubs journalism scholarship recipients will be introduced, including one who has started a paid internship at The New York Times and another who has the same at the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel. Jaynie Tice, a graduate of FGCU who is now a staff writer at eBella, will speak on behalf of all the recipients. The next regular lunch meeting will be in October. Pi Beta Phi alumnae in Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero and Marco Island are invited to socialize at the Angels on the Town May Mixer, from 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday, May 31, at Sheas at Landsdowne Street, 702 Fifth Ave. S, Naples, located on the alley adjacent to Verginas. Pi Phi alums are also invited to the June Mixer, from 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at The Wine Loft, 9118 Strada Place at Mercato, Naples. Reservations are requested. Contact Connie Kindsvater at 249-4969 or email conskind@ aol.com for more information on either event. Serving Naples and Collier County since 1969, the Naples Nites Lions Club meets at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays at Perkins Restaurant at Pine Ridge Road and I-75. The next meeting is June 12. All are welcome. For more information, call 293-6369 or 3522827. CHESS on Marco Island meets for casual games of chess from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday at Marco Lutheran Church, 525 N. Collier Blvd. (next to Winn-Dixie). Free and open to all. For more information, call club founder Wade Keller at 389-2525. The Naples Park Area Association holds beginning lessons in Mahjong for anyone who would like to learn the game. Regular games are played from 1-4 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and at 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday. For information about lessons, send an email to Donna Caccese at email@example.com. 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. The Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1067-Naples members meet at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at Naples Municipal Airport. The next meeting is June 6. Members also serve a $5 buffet breakfast from 8-11 a.m. on the second Sunday of the month in the pilots lounge at Naples Municipal Airport. All are welcome, with proceeds benefitting the EAA Young Eagles program that acquaints youth ages 8-17 with aviation as a career. The next breakfast is June 10. The Naples chapter is one of approximately 1,700 EAA chapters worldwide. Members are pilots, student pilots, plane builders and aviation enthusiasts. For more information, call 649-6627 or visit www.eaa1067.com. 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 June 7. 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. Collectors and admirers of Corvettes are welcome to meet like-minded others when Corvettes of Naples meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church, 1225 Piper Blvd. off Immokalee Road in North Naples. The next meeting is June 7. For more information, visit www.corvettesofnaples.com. The Genealogical Society of Collier County welcomes guests to its meeting Tuesday, June 12, at Faith Lutheran Church, 4150 Goodlette-Frank Road. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the program starts at 7 p.m. Guest speaker Bryan Mulcahy, reference librarian at the Fort Myers Regional Library, will discuss city directories and other records that are available free online from HeritageQuest. Attendance is free and all are welcome. After a break in July, August and September, monthly meetings on the second Tuesday will resume in October. For more information, visit www.thegscc.org. Naples Sunrise Bay Toastmasters invite early birds who want to gain confidence speaking in public to its meetings from 7:308:30 a.m. on the first and third Tuesday of every month at Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive. The next meetings are June 5 and 19. First-time visitors are always welcome to observe. For more information, call 777-8851. Pilot Club of Naples/Naples Pilot Foundation meets at 6 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month at Perkins on Pine Ridge Road. The next meeting is June 14. Guests and new members are always welcome. Reservations are not required. Attendees order from the menu and pay for their meals. Pilot International focuses its charitable and educational efforts on brain-related disorders and disabilities, including traumatic brain injuries, dementia and autism. For more information, call Sue Lester 289-8268. The Naples, Marco Island and B onita Spring s alumna e chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta offers a variety of monthly programs throughout the year. For more information, call Cindy Slavin at 259-8919 or visit www.Naples.KappaAlphaTheta.org. Email club news to Robbie Spencer at firstname.lastname@example.org. 2700 Immokaloee Road, Ste 12 Naples FL 34110 Mon-Sun 11am to 9pm Fri-Sat 11am to 10pmJoin us for an extensive culinary tour of the ancient Phoenician region and modern day Lebanon. 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Hush Up, Sweet Charlotte opening at The Laboratory Theater of FloridaOn the heels of last years hit, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane: A Parody of the Horror, The Laboratory Theater of Florida has unveiled its next production: Hush Up, Sweet Charlotte. The production embarks on a journey to a plantation in the Old South with Charlotte Hollis, a southern belle whose only companion is her daffy but loyal maid. Her community has shunned her since the long-ago mysterious murder of her lover. Now the family home is about to be torn down, so she calls upon her cousin, Miriam, to help. It aims to be a campy parody of the 1964 horror film, Hush Hush, Sweet Charlotte, with a number of divas dressed in drag. The theaters artistic director, Annette Trossbach, is directing this show. Hush is an over-the-top, fun, parody of Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte, starring Bette Davis and Olivia de Havilland, said Ms. Trossbach. Set in the decaying mansion in Louisiana, the play deals with lovely but ostracized Charlotte (played by Brian Linthicum), who is driven to the brink of madness as she struggles to save her family home. When Cousin Miriam (play by Randall Kenneth Jones) arrives to help, Charlotte and the whole situation spin dangerously out of control. Part-time Naples resident Sue Schaffel is slated to play Agnes Moorehead, who played Velma in the original film. Hush Up, Sweet Char lotte will keep the audience laughing and hooting and hollering, all while sitting on the edge of their seats in suspense, Ms. Schaffel said, noting that this will be her first entry into the Naples theater scene. Hush Up, Sweet Char lotte plays from June 1 to July 1 at The Laboratory Theater of Florida. Performance dates are as follows: 8 p.m. on June 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 2 p.m. on June 10, 17, 24 2 p.m. on July 1 Tickets are available to purchase on www.Brownpapertickets.com or by calling the box office at 218-0481. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2018 C19 All About Closets is all about innovative design, impeccable craftsmanship and awless service. Our installations reect your dreams and your personality, while enhancing your home. We will maximize the storage of your closets, home oce, wall units, pantry, and garage or anywhere in your home that requires storage solutions. Our team works from Port Charlotte to Marco Island. www.allaboutclosets.comCall for a Professional Design Consultation! A WbtDesigner email@example.com 239.303.5829 Create Function & Storage with Style! C bt | nbb fr | bf t | t | t rt f t Create Function & Storage with Style! SUBLIME STYLE Charivari | Coastal Outtters | DeRomos Gift Basket Center & Pastaria Evelyn & Arthur | International Jewelers | Jamis Boutique Kays on the Beach | Kelly Chase Couture Bridal Boutique Lace Canada | Little Paris | Marc Joseph New York Robert of Philadelphia | Sandy Feet Gifts | Tara Grinna Swimwear To The Moon Boutique | Well Read BoutiqueFANTASTIC FLAVORS DeRomos Gourmet Market & Restaurant Molinos Ristorante | Roys RestaurantPLAYFUL PURSUITS Creative Pottery | DeRomos Banquet Room | Enchanted Ballroom Local Roots Farmers Market | The Center Bar Cr eati ve this suerSo many ways to ONE-OF-A-KIND DESTINATIONS. OVER25Shop, dine and tastes.tasteful.here! sile PromenadeShops.com 26795 South Bay Drive Bonita Springs, Florida 34134 Brian Linthicum as Charlotte and Randall Kenneth Jones as Miriam
C20 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYCOURTESY PHOTOS Florida Weekly welcomes submissions for the Society pages from charity galas and fundraising events, club meetings and other to-dos around town.We need 300-dpi photographs of groups of two or more people, facing the camera and identi ed by rst and last names. Questions? Email editor Robbie Spencer at rspencer@ oridaweekly.com. SOCIETYThe Shelter for Abused Women & Children Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon at Kensington Country Club 1. Bill Barnett, Linda Oberhaus, Steve Russell and Colleen Murphy 2. Kathy Ridenour and Tami Wellford 3. Laura Donovan, Carole Beauregard and Cyndi Fields 4. Volunteers of Distinction with service of 10 years or more 5. Andy Davis and Tami Wellford 6. Cathy Blair and Lise Descoteaux 7. Paul Kallenberg, Mary Ellen Felbig and Marie Woolridge 8. Sharon Kiehl and Susan Utz 1 6 2 7 3 8 4 5 6 COURT Pat Wheeler and Karen Harmon
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2018 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C21 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! CAPRICE DEL VECCHIO Special Events Managercdelvecchio@cooperhotels.com(239) 659-3108BERNADETTE LAPAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLY Florida Weekly welcomes submissions for the Society pages from charity galas and fundraising events, club meetings and other to-dos around town. We need 300-dpi photographs of groups of two or more people, facing the camera and identi ed by rst and last names. Questions? Email editor Robbie Spencer at rspencer@ oridaweekly.com. SOCIETYAvows Salute to Armed Forces Day at Avow Hospice in Naples 1. USMC E.T. Brisson Detachment #063 colorguard, Jim Brandreth, Mike Nurmikko, Jim Buchholz and Doc Hemberger 2. Kerri Ervin, Becca Gatian, Phyllis Hall and Kit Chamberlain 3. Sgt. Maj. James Burch, Maj. Gen. Mike Coyne and USMC Capt. Jack Fulmer 4. Judy Green with USMC veteran Jack Fulmer 5. VFW Post 7721 of Golden Gate folding the flag 6. Reg Buxton, Jerry Sanford and Sandra Lee Buxton 7. Zack Anselmi of Naples Young Marines pins veteran Roger Flynn 8. WWII veteran John Wozniak and Lea Wozniak 9. U.S. Army veteran Gary Wehr, U.S. Air Force Capt. and Chaplain Henry Braga, Annalise Smith and USMC veteran Dan Fahy 10. Veterans Irene Johnson and Sarah Blanchette with Kristin Downey 11. VFW Post 7721 veterans J.B. Holmes, Randy Cash, Fred Sexton and Ron Taylor 1 2 4 6 3 5 8 7 10 11 9
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2018 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 239-231-3912 221 9th Street South, Naples,FL 34102 in the Bellasera Resort HAPPY HOUR: 4-6 PM Daily BRUNCH Sunday: 10:30 AM 2 PMFeaturing endless mimosas & other drink specials LUNCH Monday-Saturday: 11 AM 2 PM DINNER Sun-Thurs: 5 PM 9 PM | Fri & Sat: 5 PM 10 PM NOW OPEN FOR LUNCH & BRUNCH! 239.434.6533/thirdstreetsouth.com Over 60 VendorsSaturday Mornings from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m.Stroll & Shop in the parking lot behind Tommy Bahama PAST REPASTSHere are some capsule summaries of previously restaurant reviews: Bills Steak & Seafood, 4221 Tamiami Trail E., Naples; 455-5111. Looking for a place to dine and dance? Bills on the East Trail has what youre after. Never mind the somewhat drab exterior. Theres valet parking and a thoughtful staff whose aim is to ensure guests have a great evening. Booths are most distant from the band so you might land one if you want it. Most people the night of our visit were more interested in proximity to the band and dance floor. There are no surprises on the New England-themed seafood menu, but it offers lots of choices for meat and seafood lovers. Salads were fresh and the New England clam chowder was laden with clams and potatoes. A surf and turf special included a tasty one-pound lobster, corn on the cob and a big baked potato along with the steak, which needed more seasoning. Both the wine list (bottle and glass) and cocktail menu contained a wealth of choices. And the band played almost the whole time we were there. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed September 2016Bleu Provence, 1234 Eighth St. S., Naples; 261-8239. This bastion of fine French food and wine has only gotten better since opening in 1999. Chef Lysielle Cariot and her husband/business partner, Jacques, see to that. Count on flawless French cuisine and impeccable service, a Wine Spectator Grand Award-winning wine list (one of 88 in the world) and a sommelier and servers who enthusiastically guide you through it. House-made smoked salmon with strawberries, grapefruit and arugula sprouts was a delicious starter. A baked goat cheese salad, with julienned snow peas, radishes and walnuts in honey mustard mayonnaise dressing topped with a warm round of breaded goat cheese was equally creative. Pompano in lemon beurre blanc and rack of lamb with eggplant puree and potatoes au gratin were nightly specials worthy of the designation. And a plum tart with mandarin orange sorbet and the chocolate profiteroles were worth every calorie. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed October 2016Jimmy Ps Butcher Shop & Cafe, 25010 Bernwood Drive, Bonita Springs; 221-7428. Jim Pepper is a thirdgeneration butcher and restaurateur specializing in prized Wagyu beef, hard-tofind heritage Berkshire pork and exotic game meats as well as less mainstream cuts of lamb and veal. This smokehouse/ caf/deli serves all-day brunch items, sandwiches, salads and more. Basic breakfast items like French toast are good, but Jimmy Ps is truly hog heaven for meat lovers. From the revelatory pea bacon to the juicy Wagyu burgers to the stellar house-cured pastrami that is amazingly fresh, tender, moist, smoky and not overwhelmed by salt or spices, Jimmy Ps is a carnivores delight. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed October 2017KC American Bistro, Pavilion Shopping Center, 885 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples; 566-2371. KC American Bistro has a loyal following and for good reason: Chef/owner Keith Casey is talented and creative and runs a first-class restaurant thats only gotten better over time. Dishes are grouped by the region of the country from which they originate and its fun to mix and match. The Florida ceviche consisting of black grouper and yellowfin tuna with corn and bell pepper in a citrus marinade and cilantro crme fraiche was less spicy than most, but flavorful nonetheless. The Maryland blue crab souffl was full of lump crab, lightly browned and crisp on a pool of sweet corn puree. Troll king salmon encrusted in pumpkin seeds came atop a stellar sweet potato gratin and the zinfandel braised short rib was fork tender and devoid of fat, made even better by a wild mushroom veal jus. Parsnip-laced mashed potatoes and Brussels sprouts were perfect accompaniments. For dessert: house-made chocolate ganache with wild berry coulis was decadently rich and just right for two. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed February 2017Marlin Bar at Tommy Bahama, 23150 Fashion Drive, Coconut Point, Estero, 947-2203. The Marlin Bar is a casual concept by the retail fashion and restaurant chain Tommy Bahama, and its a convenient alternative for shoppers who want to take a quick break for an al fresco pick-me-up or to unwind after a day of store hopping right on the main retail strip. True to the Tommy Bahama aesthetic, there are a half-dozen rum concoctions blended with pineapple, coconut and citrus. With food prices topping out at $12, its easy to try a broad sampling of the brief menu. So-called snacks include craft beer cheese and guacamole; salads and rice bowls are topped with proteins that make them substantial enough to serve as entres; and handhelds constitute a couple of sandwiches and tacos with assorted fillings. The world famous coconut shrimp with mango-papaya chutney elevates a culinary clich, and those rice bowls are colorful, bountiful and relatively healthful. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed January 2017 Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor
C24 WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2018 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY MondayThursday 11:30am9:00pm FridaySaturday 11:30am10:00pm 12:00pm9:00pm(239) 325-9653rosedalepizza.com1427 Pine Ridge Road, #105, Naples, FLAuthentic NY Style Italian Food & Wood Fired, Brick Oven Pizza Napoletana Family Sundays CHILDREN EAT FREEWITH THE PURCHASE OF A DINNER ENREE (EXCLUDES PIZZAS). LIMIT 2 PER TABLE VISIT ON SUNDAYS. CHILDREN MUST BE 12 AND UNDER. CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH OTHER OFFERS OR PROMOTIONS. 1/2 Priced AppetizersEVERY MONDAY FROM 5PM TO CLOSESOFT DRINK PURCASHE REQUIRED. EXCLUDES ANITPASTI. CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH OTHER OFFERS OR PROMOTIONS. DINE-IN ONLY, 1 APPETIER PER SOFT DRINK ORDER. NO SUBSTITUTIONS PLEASE. BOGO TuesdaysBUY ANY SPECIALTY PIZZA GET 1/2 OFF NEW YORK OR MARGHERITA PIZZACANNOT BE COMBINED WITH OTHER OFFERS OR PROMOTIONS. DINE-IN ONLY. LIMIT 2 PER TABLE VISIT. NO SUBSTITUTIONS PLEASE. Wine & Dine Wednesdays5PM TO CLOSE 2 ENTREES, LARGE SALAD AND BOTTLE OF WINE $49HOUSE WINE CAN BE EXCHANGED FOR SOFT BEVERAGES. CHOICE OF HOUSE OR CAESAR SALAD. CERTAIN SEAFOODS NOT INCLUDED. NOT TO BE COMBINED WITH ANY OFFERS OR COUPONS. DINE IN ONLY. Culinary Art.Technicolor Views. Venetian Village 4270 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, Naples 239-649-5552 baysideseafoodgrillandbar.comSparkling Waterfront Views and Live Entertainment! CUISINE NEWSSizzle SWFL Restaurant Week, formerly Naples Restaurant Week, returns May 31 through June 14 with a record 71 participating restaurants offering incredible savings on their best dishes. For the uninitiated, the promotion offers a 14-day opportunity for diners to enjoy prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus, which benefits the organizations FGCU Food & Beverage Scholarship. Restaurant Week includes dining spots from Marco Island to Cape Coral, with lunch menus priced from $16 to $21 and dinner menus from $26 to $36. One of the events goals is allowing diners to sample restaurants that would normally be out of their price range. Its also a great opportunity to hit all the hot spots, at a reduced cost, that are typically out of reach during season. To participate, diners can log onto the events website to see the restaurants menus before making a reservation or walking in to request ordering from the Restaurant Week menu. For more information or to read the menus, visit www.swflrestaurantweek. com. Sweetberry Bowls, a health-conscious eatery that provides a variety of bowls, smoothies, oatmeal, salads and more, plans to open its first Naples location at Berkshire Commons in late September. Menu items are customizable with granola, fruit and a variety of drizzles and dressings and owners Desi Saran, Kyle Kissane and Zach Elliott promise that everything will be fresh and made from scratch. The bowls are delicious and the store, with its tropical fruit bowls paired with the palm jungle dcor and vine-covered ceiling will almost transport you to a warm summer day in a tropical paradise, Mr. Saran said. Our menu is healthy and delicious, and were looking forward to a long and tasty relationship with Naples. Sweetberry Bowls also has seven other locations in Fort Myers and New Jersey. For more information about its menu, visit www.sweetberrybowls.com. Take Note:Purple Spoon hosts a four-course, farm-to-table dinner featuring produce from Cape Corals Florida Microgreens from 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 1. On the menu are kaffir lime and coconut soup, freerange and braised meat with strawberry barbecue sauce and seasonal vegetables and a chef-selected dessert featuring seasonal fruits. $78, includes wine pairings. 25151 Chamber of Commerce Drive. 9083842 or www.purplespoonfl.com. Dagnys Spirits offers a free wine and liquor tasting from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 31. 15205 Collier Blvd. 384-9241 or www.dagnysspirits.com. Sunshine Ace Hardware hosts its inaugural Big Green EGGfest grilling competition to find Southwest Floridas best grillmaster from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at Riverside Park. The day will consist of tastings, family activities, live music and more and proceeds will benefit Youth Leadership Collier. Individuals and teams can register to compete and will receive a swag bag of Big Green Egg items and the winner will receive a Big Green Egg MiniMax. General admission to the event is $30, while registration for the grilling competition is $25-$150. To purchase tickets or to register, visit www.sunshineace. com/eggfest. Kareems Lebanese Kitchen and 21 Spices by Chef Asif join forces to create a vegan Indo-Lebanese buffet to benefit aplantbaseddiet.org from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 3. $20, reservations required. 919-8830 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Crave Culinaires Brian Roland and David Robbins team up with Derrick Fox, runner-up in Master Chefs Season 6, to prepare a multi-course, elevated Southern food dinner at 7 p.m. Friday, June 8, at Venue Naples. $125 per person, $165 includes wine. 13240 Tamiami Trail N. 2921529 or www.venuenaples.com. Want to work on your skills in the kitchen? Here are some cooking classes on the front burner: Sur La Table, 9501 Strada Place, Mercato; 598-1463 or www.surlatable.com Coastal French Cooking: Thursday, May 31 ($75); Everyday Vegetarian Cooking: Friday, June 1 ($75); Date Night everyday Mediterranean: Friday, June 1 ($85); Wine Night Out: Springtime in Italy ($100); Coastal French Cooking: Saturday, June 2 ($75); Perfect Pizza From Scratch: Saturday, June 2 ($75); Date Night Down by the Shore: Saturday, June 2 ($50.96); Summer Macaron Workshop: Sunday, June 3 ($75); Indian Takeout: Sunday, June 3 ($75); Date Night Dining in French Style: Sunday, June 3 ($85); 5-Day Kuds Series American Road Trip: Monday through Friday, June 4-8 ($300); Steakhouse Favorites: Monday, June 4 ($85); Chinatown Favorites: Tuesday, June 5 ($75); Backyard Cooking Party: Wednesday, June 5 ($85). COURTESY PHOTOSweetberry Bowls.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2018 C25 Open Daily 11am Lunch, Dinner & Sunday Brunch TWO 1 pound lobsters with $27.95fries and slaw or black beans and riceLOTSA LOBSTER!!!Waterfront Dining 1200 Fifth Avenue South at Tin City (239) 263-2734 12th Avenue South at the City Dock (239) 263-9940 NaplesWaterfrontDining.com saturday sushi night4PM-10PMMust mention this promotion at time of visit. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Expires July 1, 2018. Must mention this promotion at time of visit. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Expires July 1, 2018. 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LU LU NC NC H H CHE CHE ESEBUR GER GER SLIDER MEA TBALL SUB MEDITERRANEAN PAS TA SALAD GRILLE D C C HICKEN CAESAR SALAD BEEF CHILI DOG BO BON ELESS CHI CKE E N N WINGERS BU BUF FAL AL O C O HIC C KEN KEN SU U B B Bags with Bobby! Biginners WelcomeCornhole 7pm Close Blitz Trivia is Back with Eric! 6:30pm 9:30pm COME FOR THE FOOD, STAY FOR THE SPORTS! KARAOKE WITH JAN 5:308:30PM.79 JUMBO WINGSMin. of 10 BEST WINGS IN TOWN, WITHOUT A DOUBT Live Music with Shelly Watson 6-9pm$2 OFF ANY STEVIES BASKET10 FOR $6.99 BONELESS CHICKEN WINGERS Friday Friday FISH FRY & BEER YUENGLING BEER BATTERED FISH FRY $9.99 Served with fries and slaw.GROUPER FRY $12.99Served with fries and slaw. 7 FOR $7 LUNCHMON-FRI NEW LUNCH MENUAvailable till 3 pm INCLUDES a soft drink or an alcoholic drink at Happy Hour Prices. Dine in only. 7 7 7 c c h o o i i i c c e e s s f f o o r r r $ $ 7 7 e e a a c c h h 7 7 7 7 7 $ $ $ 7 7 7 7 7 f f f f f o o o r r r r STEVIES TREASURES AND SIGNATURE DRINKS HAVE ARRIVED! Thursday Thursday 2 for 1 DRINKS ALL DAY House Wine, Domestic Drafts & All Well DrinksMon-Thurs 3-7pm & 9pm-close. Friday All Day! HAPPY HOUR Live Music Friday Evening! 7-10pm Robin & Dean T TH H E BEST F OO O D, DRINK S & & HA HA PPY HO UR UR , MA MA JOR LEAG U UE BAS EB A AL L L, L, NC AA A B B A AS EBALL, MAR TIAL A A R RT S S, PGA GOLF, N N BA A PLA YO FFS, R R UGBY N NA A SC C AR, NH H L L S ST ANLEY CU C P, LAC RO O SS S E E, CHAMPIO NS NS HI I P P SOCCER A A ND SOF TB TB A AL L L In n tr tr tr tr od od od od uc uc uc uc in in in i g t th h e e Be Be st t s C C C Ch h ic ic ag ag o o De De ep p p p D Di sh sh h P P iz iz iz za ! Piled high with premium Grande mozzarella cheese, cooked to perfection and topped with our home made pizza sauce. OUR BEEF AND CHICKEN IS NEVER FROZEN! SA & & &S U SATURDAY & SUNDAYAll special offers available with the purchase of a beverage. Dine in only. 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CELEBRATE EVERYDAY WITH US! @stevietomatos | www.stevietomatosportspagenaples.com Naples 239-352-4233, Pebblebrooke Plaza, 15215 Collier Blvd #301, Naples, FL 34119 St t ev ev ie ie s Tr Tr easu re e s s & & Sign atur e e Dr in n k ks ks H H H av a e A Ar r ri ve e d d SNO W CRAB, BO ON E IN RIB EYE, F ILL E ET, PO OR TERHOUSE STE AK AK, SIG G NAT N URE MARTI NI NI S, HA HAN D CRAF TED ED COC OC KTA A ILS ILS & & CL CLA SSI I C CS Ne Ne Ne e w w La La La te te te N N N ig g g g ig ht h h h C C C Cr r a av v v i in gs M M M en n e u u u u 1 1 10 10 P PM M M TILL CL O OS OS IN IN N N G G G G THE DISHThe Dish: The Granny Gear The Place: Fit & Fuel Bicycle Caf, 819 Vanderbilt Beach Road The Price: $8.75 The Menu: www.fitnfuelcafe.com The Details: Its dangerous how close this place is to my office. I can walk there; I do so often, because Im never disappointed with my choices. Its almost entirely guilt-free menu offers an array of breakfast and lunch items directed at the Naples Cyclerys continuously expanding community of cyclists. The Granny Gear is no exception; toasted French bread, roasted turkey, brie cheese and apple slices with honey mustard is the perfect mix of carbs, sweet and savory flavors for anyone just getting done with a 30-mile ride (or an 8-minute, 30-second walk from their office). The chips and salsa, which has a bit of a kick, is a nice, light side item to the heavier sandwich. I try not to get a gluten-free chocolate chip cookie every time I go, but its quite difficult, as theyre simply the best. The perfect blend of sweetness, gooey chocolate and light crunch sells itself. One More Thing: If youve been to Fit & Fuel recently, you know its going through a renovation process and operating out of a food truck. Fear not; rumor has it, the cafe is reopening its physical location in early June, with a whole lot more space and possibly some dinner offerings. Robbie Spencer email@example.com ROBBIE SPENCER / FLORIDA WEEKLY
C26 WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2018 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 14700 Tamiami Trail N, Naples, FL 34110 ~ (239) 592-6050 sambuccobistro.com SAM -BUCCOBISTRO Live Entertainment Every Saturday 15% OFF your entire checkHappy Hour All Night at the Bar Only!Well Spirits, House Wine & Beer $3$7 stgermainsteakhouse.com firstname.lastname@example.org 403 BAYFRONT PLACE, NAPLES Not valid with any other offer. Example: two beef stroganoff entrees total $36 including complimentary bottle of house wine. Plus tax, gratuity not included. *Consuming raw or undercooked meat, poultry, seafood, shellsh or eggs may increase your risk for food-bourne illness. Weekly Special: Stuffed ArtichokeA blend of chicken, bread crumbs, garlic, white onion, Spinach, broccolini & Parmesan Cheese with EVOO, stuffed in a whole Artichoke & baked crisp SERVING ONLY 100% PRIME STEAKS! $30 per person including Bottle of Wine and saladSUMMER MENU SPECIAL Open from 4PM-Close Summer Menu Available All Night!St Germains Slow Roasted Prime Rib Of BeefSpecial seasonings, rub and natural juices, choice of potatoPrime Beef Tenderloin BrochettesGrilled to perfection, topped with Gorgonzola cheese, caramelized onions, garlic mashed potatoes8oz Prime Center Cut Iowa Beef New York Strip SteakThe best mouth-watering steak you have ever had, choice of potatoCold Water North Atlantic SalmonServed with sweet potato mashed, vegetable of dayOven Roasted Airline Chicken BreastCrispy and delicious, served with broccolini, garlic mashed potatoesFresh Herb Crusted Baked Cold Water North Atlantic CodServed with sweet potato mashed, vegetable of dayFishermans StewFresh Fish, Mussels, Shrimp, Calamari in a light fresh tomato fennel sauce over capellini pastaBeef StroganoffMedley of caramelized onions, tender mushrooms and prime beef, perfectly balanced in a creamy stroganoff sauce, tossed with egg noodles CELEBRATING OUR 80TH ANNIVERSARY 141 TAMIAMI TRAIL NORTH, NAPLES 239.261.7157 WYNNSONLINE.COM Smashmallow Smash CrispiesBoxes of 6 Strawberries & Cream Mint Chocolate ChipSave $1.50Must present coupon. While supplies last. Good through 6/14/18.Chocolate Croissants $1.99 eachMust present coupon. While supplies last. Good through 6/14/18.Alba Botanica Hawaiian Shampoo & ConditionerColoric Plumeria$7.79 Save $3/12 ozMust present coupon. While supplies last. Good through 6/14/18.Table5 Artisan Pizza(frozen) Cornmeal Crust Four Cheese or Pepperoni $6.99 eachMust present coupon. While supplies last. Good through 6/14/18.Organic India TeaBoxes of 18 Sweet Rose or Tulsi Sleep$4.99Must present coupon. While supplies last. Good through 6/14/18.Cucina Antica Non GMO Pasta Sauces Assorted Variety 25 oz FREE with $60.00 orderMust present coupon. While supplies last. Good through 6/14/18.Romantic Places to Dine3IVANSTHREE FOR2 ESCARGOT 41 4339 N. Tamiami Trail, Naples; 793-5000, www.Escargot41.comEscargot 41 has been the go-to place for French food lovers for over a dozen years. This cozy cafe is a locals delight, nestled in the Park Shore Shopping Center. Its an intimate setting with French paintings, low-key lighting, French music, white linen napkins, and beautiful chargers and plates. Start with the Escargot 41 (aka Escargot Dr. Ivan) with black trumpet mushrooms and a lightly creamed marsala sauce, classic onion soup, or lobster bisque. Savor fruits de mer aux morilles with jumbo shrimp, scallops in a light champagne sauce, beef tenderloin with creamed spinach and Swiss cheese, and finish with an exquisite raspberry souffle.1 VERANDA E 290 Fifth Ave. S., Naples; 325-3474, www.Hotelescalante.com/veranda-eThis Naples hidden treasure has a secluded tropical garden of earthly delights surrounding a brick-decked pool. This exotic setting is just off the west end of Naples Fifth Ave. S., with a nearly concealed entrance. Executive Chef Mounir Loqmans cuisine is French, Asian and Caribbean inspired, accented by herbs and fruits from the onsite organic garden. Dine inside, beneath the pergola, or under the stars on dishes like Wahoo tataki, pan-seared snapper with roasted butternut squash or hot-n-crunchy grouper with mango chutney sauce.3ANGELINAS RISTORANTE 24041 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 390-3187, www.angelinasofbonitasprings.comAngelinas is dedicated to fine Italian dining with an adjacent piano bar. Its tables and semi-private booths are centered around a two-story wine cellar with thousands of bottles, and a sommelier. There are bucolic Italian scenes on the walls, and white tablecloths. Try the fried calamari and grouper with pickled vegetables, agnolotti di vitello with a Chianti, or Black Grouper Mediderranea with capers, then finish with zeppoli for two with chocolate and berry sauce. Ivan Seligman, email@example.com CUISIN E
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2018 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 CUISINE REVIEWPhoenician brings Lebanese comfort fare to North NaplesOne of the trademarks of Middle Eastern restaurants at least those in which Ive dined in the Middle East and the United States is the warm hospitality with which customers regulars and first-timers alike are treated. Thats how the evening began at the Phoenician on Immokalee Road during a recent visit. The new Lebanese/Mediterranean bistro recently took over the space previously occupied by El Gaucho Inca, Freds Food, Fun & Spirits and Freds Diner. It still looks much like the stylish El Gaucho, with a change of art, of course, but the warm, dark tones and long, spacious bar remain, creating a cool, soothing space in which to dine. We were just settling in when owner Sam Charaf stopped by to introduce himself and get acquainted, telling us a bit about his background and asking about ours. It was a nice, personal touch. We ordered a Lebanese red blend from the wine menu only to find they were out of stock. Nonetheless, our young (and obviously new) server returned with a suggested replacement of equal value and like construction, offering us a taste before we decided. The 2014 Chateau Ksara Le Prieure ($45) she produced was a pleasant blend of Cinsault, Syrah, Mourvedre and Cabernet Sauvignon. Another employee, presumably a manager, appeared to instruct her in the proper way to remove the cork and pour the wine. While I think it would have been wise to school her prior to putting her out on the floor, at least he didnt leave her flailing at the table on her own. Mezza (appetizers) are thoughtfully separated into vegetarian and non-vegetarian, making it easy to choose. We opted for a mix of the two, with the Tour of Byblos mezza ($19) and the fried kibbie ($9). The former was an attractive sampler platter of vegetarian items hummus, baba ghanouj, tabouli, falafel and stuffed grape leaves. The hummus was creamy, but bland. While the chickpeas from which its made are naturally mild, this classic dip usually derives some zest from lemon and garlic, neither of which seemed evident. The tabouli was primarily chopped parsley, but it, too, seemed lacking in the other more flavorful components such as onion, mint and lemon, although it did have good-sized chunks of tomato. The grape leaves were under stuffed and what rice there was again needed more seasoning. The falafel were properly fried, moist within and had a light application of sauce on top. My favorite was the smoky baba ghanouj, a classic eggplant dip. This one has chunks of eggplant and was delicious with pieces of pita or the carrot and celery sticks that came with it. The fried kibbeh appetizer consisted of two croquettes, both crisp and full of chopped meat and onion. They were accompanied by a small saucer of sauce that resembled tzatziki, which added flavor to the somewhat mild dish. We hadnt planned to finish everything on the sampler platter, but our entrees were ready when we were about halfway through the first course. This is never OK, yet happens frequently. If servers waited to tell the kitchen to fire the order after the appetizers are at least halfway finished, this wouldnt happen. But servers dont always have the power to do that. Sometimes the kitchen simply whips through the orders as it chooses. The shrimp ghallaba ($25) was described as shrimp with assorted vegetables and special seasonings. That sounded appealing. The shellfish were good-sized and fresh. They sat upon a bed of sauted vegetables carrots, mushrooms, onions that could have used several more minutes of cooking. There was just a touch of brown sauce beneath them. While it had a rich flavor, there wasnt enough to do justice to the food above it. A large mound of rice was fine. The Phoenician mix grill ($29) contained shish kabob (lamb), shish tawook (chicken) and shish kafta (ground meat with onions and parsley formed into a cylindrical patty and grilled on a stick). Id ordered the lamb medium, but it and the other two kabobs arrived closer to well done. They came with grilled onions on the kabobs, raw onions on the side, raw tomatoes and sticks of something pink and lightly pickled I couldnt identify and forgot to ask about. The best dish was the lamb shank ($25), a large piece of meat that had been baked until it was fall-off-the-bone tender and seasoned with a harmonious blend of spices, among which I detected hints of nutmeg and cinnamon. Our server offered us a choice of four desserts, none of which are made there. I understand that. Get the basics right, then add the rest. We ordered baklava and Turkish coffee. The two squares of baklava were so hard, we could barely cut them with knife and fork. The crust was hard, not flaky, and there was no honey oozing out of the pastry, as is customary. The coffee came in a lovely decorated Turkish coffee pot, but did not resemble the Turkish coffee with which I am familiar. It had no foam on top. It had no sugar and was woefully weak. It also had no grounds in it, indicating it had been filtered, which isnt the way it is traditionally made. We left that, too. Our server realized we didnt like them, apologized and took them off the bill, which was the right thing to do. Phoenician has promise, but it also has problems. It needs a surer, bolder hand in the kitchen and a more thoroughly trained front-of-the-house staff. It has serious competition around town and will need to up its game this summer if it hopes to capture a share of the market. Considering that the family has successful restaurants in Michigan, Im hopeful the problems we experienced are simply growing pains that will pass as it gets up and running. karenFELDMANcuisine@floridaweekly.com Phoenician Lebanese Bistro>> Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday >> Reservations: Accepted >> Credit cards: Accepted >> Price range: Appetizers, $7-$19; entrees, $19-$29 (lunch, $9-$18) >> Beverages: Full bar >> Seating: Banquettes, conventional tables, at the bar >> Specialties of the house: Lebanese, Mediterranean cuisine >> Volume: Low to moderate >> Parking: Free lot >> Website: www.phoenicianbistro.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 2700 Immokalee Road, Naples; 431-7928SuperbNoteworthyGoodFairPoor KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYThe Phoenician mix grill includes shish kabob, shish tawook and shish kafta, rice and vegetables. Shrimp ghallaba features shellfish with sauted vegetables and a brown sauce. The Tour of Byblos is a sampler platter of classic Lebanese appetizers including, from top left, grape leaves, tabouli, falafel, baba ghanouj, carrot, celery and cucumber sticks, and hummus. Baklava is one of four desserts available at the Phoenician. 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