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PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 111419-2447 THE #1 COMMUNITY IN THE USA!New Waterfront Homes and Golf Villas from $1 Million to over $7 Million ~ 239.425.2340 We are where you want to be Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes and Android App Store. Rediscovering WoodstockCollier County Museums presents previously unpublished photos by Mark Goff. C1 NewcomersHere’s our annual rundown of all you need to know about Southwest Florida services, whether you’re new to the area or a longtime resident. Inside NEWCOMERSGUIDETOLEECOLLIERANDCHARLOTTECOUNTIES INSIDEPLACESTOGOTHINGSTODO Newcomers SOUTHWEST FLORIDA 2020 Q: Any update on the Logan extension? Hali Gallay, North NaplesA: The final leg of the long-awaited Logan Boulevard extension connecting Collier and Lee counties will be completed in early 2020. Bonita Springs is on track to finish the final step a large, two-lane roundabout on Bonita Beach Road in February. It most likely will be a little earlier than that February date. It definitely will not be later than February of 2020, said Matt Feeney, Bonita Springs assistant city manager. Theres a possibility that it could open sooner. The con-Updates on Logan Blvd. extension, Twin Peaks, new apartmentsCOURTESY OF MATT FEENEYA two-lane roundabout on Bonita Beach Road is the last step in completing the long-anticipated Logan Boulevard extension connecting Collier and Lee counties. SEE ATEN KNOWS, A10 lonelinessThe EPIDEMIC EPIDEMIC INSIDE: A FLORIDA WEEKLY / ABC7 EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL REPORT INSIDE: A FLORIDA WEEKLY / ABC7 EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL REPORT Why Why are we are we talking talking about about this? this? Who is Who is lonely? lonely? What is What is being being done? done? What What more more needs needs to be to be done? done? GARRET BUCKLEY PHOTO OF FABIANA SOLANO Tim ATEN Vol. XII, No. 4 FREE www.FloridaWeekly.comWEEK OF NOVEMBER 14-20, 2019 LUXE LIVINGFLORIDA WEEKLYTHE NAPLES LUXURY HOME REDEFINED NOVEMBER 2019 MakeoverA tented she shed trumps a man cave 6Designer Q&ASherie Weidner of Clive Daniel Home goes chic 2 Shop TalkSTAR Store makes furnishing your home a great cause 10 LORI HAMILTON / COURTESY PHOTO OLD COUNTRY opens up a whole new world in Mediterra A return to the Page 8 Bridging a gapPossible pedestrian bridge seen as missing link from Naples’ Greenway to Freedom Park. A4


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See store for details.)PLUS 12 Month Interest Free Financing SAVE UP TO 40% OFF FURNITURE + 20% OFF ACCESSORIES12 Months Interest Free Financing + Instant Savings COMMENTARYNews literacyThis is true for all reporters at all mainstream news outlets: Theyll get fired faster than lightning strikes if they purposely obscure facts relevant to a news story. Or if they knowingly present non-facts. Or if a set of facts is arguable they dont give their readers, listeners or viewers an even-handed representation of opposing arguments. And if they say something like, fired faster than lightning strikes in a news report not an opinion column like this one where both fact and metaphor may be used itll be edited out quicker than a snake strikes. If they keep doing it in news reports, theyll soon have jobs marketing lightning rods or anti-snake venom for entrepreneurs who sell for a living. After all, it might take a few hours for a disgraced reporter to pack a desk and hit the road, Jack, after trying to sell news consumers an idea, a candidate, or a bag of M&Ms. Mainstream news reporters dont sell. Ever. All that should be easy enough to recognize, especially for Americans who benefit from public-school educations. They know how to read and think. But they may lack the time to chase down information that may profoundly affect them. So thats what mainstream news outlets do.A sewage treatment plant broke down for three weeks after a hurricane, dumping untreated sewage into the water they drink, for example. Or somebody shot up a school with a military-style assault rifle. Or a president started building a border wall some children climbed over. Or this: a governor and state legislators decided to spend hundreds of millions of public dollars to build hundreds of miles of new toll road up and down the center of the Florida peninsula, without exhaustively researching the plan.Thats what they did recently, and thats what mainstream news outlets reported. Like others, I wrote an opinion column about the toll roads not news, simply interpretation of the news. My opinion: The politicians are friends of developers who stand to make vast sums of money developing the rural and suburban areas through which the toll roads are likely to pass. So we have the news, then we have opinions about the news. Two very different things. Thats all common sense, isnt it? Why, then, would five commissioners elected by the good citizens of Citrus County not only refuse to budget $2,700 for a digital subscription to The New York Times one sought by the countys library system as a reliable mainstream news source for 70,000 library card holders publically and completely mischaracterize that mainstream paper as fake? Journalism professor and author Lyn Millner teaches a class at Florida Gulf Coast University populated by students holding nearly every stripe of political position. She calls it News Literacy. She has an answer that made sense to me when I asked her last week. Common sense is no match for belief, she said. We seek what affirms our beliefs. Yes. Unless someone parents, teachers, friends, someone teaches us not to surrender our beliefs necessarily, but to be fair-minded and somewhat dispassionate in learning and acting. What we would hope of leaders, especially. The FGCU course reflects others in colleges and universities around the state, and it has nothing to do with any given issue: with immigration or guns or climate control or orange hairdos and golf, to name just a few. In teaching, Im not trying to get anyone to change what they believe, she said. And I dont want to teach students how to win an argument. I want to teach them how to suspend judgment so they can take in opposing beliefs, consider different arguments, look for facts, consider their own biases, unemotionally listen to people they disagree with. Then form their own opinions. Apparently the Citrus County commissioners never heard of that classic American approach. Its fake news, I agree with President Trump. I dont want The New York Times in this county, I dont agree with it, I dont like em, its fake news and Im voting No, one said. His quote bounced all over mainstream news reports in America, including in The New York Times. Why the heck would we spend money on something like that? said another. And a Republican state legislator from Lake County, Rep. Anthony Sabatini, even chimed in with a cheery tweet: Great job Citrus County Commissioner Jimmie T. Smith! Lake County Commission should do the same! Well, no, it shouldnt. In a presentation called Teaching College Students How To Identify Fake News at Florida Atlantic University, three faculty members point out the following statistics, from a 2016 study: 62 percent of adults get their news from social networking sites. That includes 70 percent of Reddit users, 66 percent of Facebook users and 59 percent of Twitter users. Since 67 percent of American adults use Facebook, and since about two-thirds of them get their news from Facebook, they conclude that 44 percent of the general population is Facebook news literate. Facebook is good for a lot of things, sometimes even news especially if Facebook users slow down and check the sources. But its not where anyone, especially Citrus County commissioners, should go first for news.We may not like the news presented in outlets like The New York Times or The Palm Beach Post, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Charlotte News or The News-Press in Fort Myers or the Naples Daily News, but its real, its what happened. Knowing it can give us power, direction and some control of our lives. It can give us a common ground from which to make decisions.We may not like editorial opinions, either, even if they help us see a different side. So what? Nobodys making us read them. Roger


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A4 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 14-20, 2019 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYCopyright: The contents of the Florida Weekly are copyright 2017 by Florida Media Group, LLC. No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC. he Florida Weekly Media Group, LLC ithout the ex dia Group, L Subscriptions:One-year mailed subscriptions: $34.95 in-county $53.95 in-state $60.95 out-of-state Call 239.333.2135 or visit and click on subscribe today.Copyright: The contents of the Florida Weekly are copyright 2019 by Florida Media Group, LLC. No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC. Publisher Shelley Hobbs Editor Eric Strachan Presentation Editor Eric Raddatz Production Manager Alisa Bowman abowman@floridaweekly.comAccount Executives Cori Higgins Lexi Markle Nicole Ryan Adam Schonberg Operations Manager Kelli Carico Advertising Operations Manager Megan Roberts Published by Florida Media Group LLCNaples Florida Weekly9051 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 202 Naples, FL 34108 Phone: 239.325.1960 Fax: 239.325.1964Pedestrian bridge from Greenway to Freedom Park seen as ‘missing link’ BY KRISTINE GILLFlorida Weekly CorrespondentOn a recent Saturday just two cars sat parked in the Golden Gate Parkway entrance to the Gordon River Greenway. Across the busy six-lane roadway, about a dozen vehicles were parked outside Freedom Park, another 50-acre county park boasting an additional 3,500 square feet of boardwalks across small ponds, complete with a visitors center positioned just behind the parks namesake Freedom Memorial display. But from the south side of the roadway, it might as well be like Freedom Park doesnt exist. Where is that? asked a bicyclist named Curt, who is relatively new to Naples but bikes the Greenway once every few weeks. His Saturday ride took him across more than 5.5 miles of boardwalk stretching all the way to the new Baker Park in the city of Naples. Had it somehow extended to Freedom Park, he likely would have ridden there, too. Any bicyclist would ride the full trail no matter which direction it is, said Curt, who did not want to provide his last name. Now that Baker Park officially opened Oct. 29, Naples Mayor Bill Barnett is looking to revive plans made years ago for a related county project. Every time I drive west on Golden Gate Parkway and drive past Freedom Park its like I keep thinking there was something missing, Mayor Barnett said. Whats missing is a pedestrian bridge that would connect Freedom Park to Gordon River Greenway, making it easier for walkers and bikers to get from one park to the other without dashing across a busy six-lane road, or making various U-turns to navigate the intersection. We raised all that money for Freedom Memorial and built it with the county, but no one can get to it, Mayor Barnett said. Perry Wesner agreed. The 31-yearold walked his two dogs at the Greenway as many as three times a week. Hes visited Freedom Park, too, but never in the same day. Theres really no crosswalks, he said. If a pedestrian bridge were added it would make both parks even more user friendly, he said. A dog-watering station would be nice here, too, said Mr. Wesner, who was filling a plastic bag from the mens bathroom to give his pups Landry (an Australian shepherd) and Henley (a mountain cur) some reprieve from the heat. Hairdresser Cristina Gonzalez tries to visit one of the two parks a couple times a month. But lately, shes visiting Freedom Park more. There are more shady spots for her Boston terrier Penely to relax, and the pace seems to be slower with fewer visitors and far less bicyclists. But a bridge would make it easier for her to visit both parks in the same day. Heck yes, I would use that bridge, she said. Ive also seen where other places in Florida use them for wildlife to cross the roads. In 2015, one year after the Gordon River Greenway celebrated its 2014 grand opening of two miles of boardwalks and paved sidewalks snaking through the city, Collier Countys Growth Management Department commissioned a feasibility study for a pedestrian bridge that would connect the new park to Freedom Memorial. The northern head of the Greenway begins on the south side of Golden Gate Parkway, just east of the GoodletteFrank Road intersection. The feasibility study was released in 2015, estimating anywhere from $200,000 to $8 million for one of four types of pedestrian bridges connecting the two parks. On the lowend was a budget option for a pedestrian crosswalk of sorts on the high end, an underpass. But the winning design for ease of use and cost seemed to be a third option, a type of overpass that would cost between $2 and $5 million. But Freedom Memorial, a 9/11 reflection area, wouldnt be dedicated until one year later in 2016, following 12 years of work to raise the $2 million needed to build the monument. Now, with much of Baker Park completed including its own $4.4 million pedestrian bridge across the Gordon River to the Greenway Barnett said hes thinking of how the entire Greenway connects and how the city can help the county finish its plan made four years ago. I ran the idea past council and they agreed 100 percent, Mayor Barnett said. Transportation Planning Manager Trinity Scott said in a statement that the county initiated the feasibility study Mayor Barnett remembered, and that staff was eyeing the next step. Staff is working to identify funding possibilities to move the project to the next phase, Ms. Scott said. Naples City Manager Charlie Chapman said the city is looking for ways it can help to back the project financially and to show support in other ways. Were throwing any support we can, thats the spirit in which city council discussed the project recently and gave consent to assist, Mr. Chapman said. We want to get this project off the starting blocks and breathe new life into it again. Mr. Chapman said the city could be willing to contribute money to the project, but there is also a chance that this will qualify for funding from the Florida Department of Transportation. These kinds of projects are looked favorably on because they enhance multimodal transportation options, Mr. Chapman said. Mark Dillon is president of Naples Velo, a nonprofit that works to improve cycling safety and awareness in Southwest Florida. He said this is the first hes hearing about the project, but it sounds promising. Anything that makes it easier and safer for pedestrians and cyclists is a plus, he said. The 2015 feasibility study recommended positioning the bridge equidistant from both parks over Golden Gate Parkway. The study also evaluated three levels of aesthetics for the overpass, described as utilitarian, mid-level and signature and increasing in price as they became more visually appealing. A fourth level included an arched feature over the bridge. But because the feasibility study focused on whether a project like this would be possible, cost estimates will need to be revisited. County officials said the project could be listed for the upcoming legislative session for funding from the state. Ms. Scott has listed the project as a priority for the upcoming session. It all comes down to funding. We have lots of bicycle and pedestrian needs in the county, said Ms. Scott. Mayor Barnett said the city is eager to assist and looking forward to capping off the miles of walkway from Baker Park to Freedom Memorial with this final missing piece. I see no downside to it, Mayor Barnett said. Its win, win, win. COURTESY IMAGESA 2015 feasibility study estimated a cost of anywhere from $200,000 to $8 million to build a pedestrian bridge over Golden Gate Parkway that could connect Freedom Park to the Gordon River Greenway and Baker Park. Artist renderings of four possible designs, shown here, are included in the study.“Anything that makes it easier and safer for pedestrians and cyclists is a plus.” – Mark Dillo, president of Naples Velo


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A6 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 14-20, 2019 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY THE VIEW FROM PLANET KERTHOut-of-style leather jackets — collect ’em all!I slipped the leather jacket on, with a chorus of three female Oo-o-ohs echoing behind me. Always a good sign. It was a beautiful leather jacket, the kind I could never afford when they were in style decades ago. The leather was soft and supple (like buttuh) and it fit me perfectly. It was the bomber style I l ove, with snap closures at the wrist, leather collar and zip-up front. Slash pockets on the side, and two internal pockets. Even a zip-out liner, for extra warmth on cold, windy days. I turned to the Oo-o-oers, and they repeated their chorus. Two of them can be forgiven, because they were the owners of the thrift shop I was in at the time. They would have Ooo-oed at the cash register if I had shown up with a spittoon on my head. But the other Oo-o-oer was my friend Carol, who always thinks I look better in any clothes that dont come from my own closet. If youve seen my closet, youd probably agree with her. Its usually hats that unleash her Oo-ooh, and I usually agree with her, because theres nothing about the top of my head to recommend its unabashed nakedness. Besides, with only a few wisps of hair shielding my scalp from the blistering sunshine, I rarely go outside these days without a hat on my head. Or at least a chic spittoon. But this wasnt a hat. This was a leather jacket with an insulated liner. Being tried on by a guy who spends winters in Naples, where the coldest climate one ever has to face is movie-theater air conditioning. But when would I wear it? I said. All three women shrugged. Naples nights are chilly sometimes, they said. And I spend a lot of time in Chicago, too, where snow has fallen in every month except July and August. Brand new, that coat was $400, Carol said, and she was probably right, because when leather jackets were all the rage, I longed for one and checked the price, but blew the money on food for my kids instead. Call me sentimental. I checked the tag on this one $35. And that seemed about right, because nobody wears leather jackets anymore. Call it an animal-rights bias, or just the whims of fickle fashion, but all those $400 coats have gone to thrift shops like this one. Only a total fashion flop-dingus would buy one today and wear it out on the street with God and all those people watching. Ten percent off today, one of the corporate Oo-o-oers said. So OK $31.50 about the cost of a concert T-shirt. But I dont need another leather jacket, I said, and that was true, because I have four others hanging in my closet all of them bought at places just like this, for no more than what this one would cost me. One I bought in Michigan last October on a cold, blustery day for only 7 dollars less than Id spend at Starbucks. It is black, insulated and long, covering my butt from the wind, and it, too, is like buttuh. It kept me warm on that day but on no other day since. I keep another chocolate brown bomber jacket in my cars trunk in case I ever have to change a tire on a chilly day. It has that beat-up look that Indiana Jones might sport. And theres another one just like it in my closet, but neater and less beat-up, and it looks great worn over jeans. In it, I look like a fashionable man on the street in a 1980s movie. And another thin black bomber jacket without a liner, just in case the occasion calls for an out-of-date black leather jacket instead of an out-of-date brown leather jacket on a day that isnt quite as chilly. I dont know, I said. Hey, why cant a guy treat himself to more than one leather jacket, even if you dont wear it all that often? one of the Oo-o-oers said. Heck, Ive got a closet full of shoes, and some I wear only once a year. Ive got a pair with the price tag still on it, another Oo-o-oer said. Was the price more than $31.50? I said. All three Oo-o-oers barked out a laugh in unison. Stupid question. Now it seemed as if my buying this jacket might make each of them feel a bit better about those red spike heels sitting on a shelf that only go with that crimson dress that doesnt fit them anymore. Call it my civic duty. Really, it makes no sense, I said, and I pulled the jacket off. Look, Carol said, you said you didnt have a story for your column this week, right? Her implication was that my buying this jacket would give me a tale no stupider than most of the other stupid adventures I tell on a weekly basis. Its nice when a friend really gets you. Im wearing it now as I write this, and I have to admit that its really comfy because I have the AC set low, and I love that new thrift-shop smell. 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Discounts and waivers were awarded from the universitys active duty military, corporate/employer partners, the Hodges Graduate Discount, and the Veterans Discount.Neighborhood Health Clinic to celebrate expansionThe Neighborhood Health Clinic will celebrate the grand opening of its recent expanded addition and make a formal announcement of the nonprofit organizations Capital Campaign from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at its 88 Twelfth Street North, Naples location. The clinic provides quality medical and dental care to low-income, working but uninsured Collier County adults using a professional volunteer staff and funded by private philanthropy. The clinic was founded by Dr. Bill and Nancy Lascheid in 1999, opening with eight patients. In 2018, the clinic provided more than 11,000 patient visits, more than 107,000 since opening. The volunteer driven nonprofit organization has approximately 250 physicians, 50 dentists, 100 nurses and 300 non-medical personnel donating their expertise and supported by 13 fulltime and seven part-time paid staff. Those interested in attending the grand opening are asked to RSVP by emailing or calling 239-261-6600, ext. 140.Collier Senior Resources hosts Avow presentation on end of life directivesCollier Senior Resources at the Golden Gate Senior Center a nonprofit organization working to address the needs of older adults and their caregivers will host a free Avow coffee and presentation of Five Wishes, an easy to understand advanced directive legal document, from 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, at 4898 Coronado Parkway, Naples.Presented by Avows Community Liaison Mark Beland, Five Wishes is Americas most-used living will document with more than 30 million copies in circulation due to everyday language that legally ensures adults, regardless of age and health, are able to determine how they want to be cared for at the end of life. Individuals attending this free presentation will receive a complimentary copy of Five Wishes, as well as learn more about how to fill-out the document. To RSVP, call Avow at 239-3547081. For more information on Collier Senior Resources and the Golden Gate Senior Center, call 239-252-4541, or visit ‘Find Your Freedom’ seminar to explore mental and physical healthThe first annual Find Your Freedom seminar, hosted by the Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking, will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, at the Embassy Suites by Hilton, in Estero. Described by founder Eszter Minor as a multi-platform speaker event to support your mind-body-spirit connection, the seminar explores connecting desires with solutions through sharing decades of experiences and knowledge from a diverse, yet powerful platform, according to its promotional material. The full-day event features speakers including holistic wellness partner Jeffrey E. Berger; Kundalini teacher Gloria Reilly; Jenny Li Ciccone, Joyful Living Coach; Tony Dante, founder of Women360; Keli Ackroyd, naturopathic doctor/holistic coach; and authors Tina Crumpacker and Rose Walker. Topics will include Freedom through Balance, Gut Health = Mental Health, Self-Love is the New Relationship Goal, Food is Your Medicine, Take Your Power Back through breathing, Kundalini Yoga and Meditation, How to Live with Intention, Vulnerability is Courage, Emotional Freedom, Relationships and more. Tickets are $85 and available by visiting www. For vendor/ sponsor opportunities call 239-878-3659.CDH hosts ‘Staying in Place’ seminar set for Nov. 21Staying in Place is growing older without having to move. On Thursday, Nov. 21, at 4 p.m. at Clive Daniel Home, interior designer Ann Del Pero, Allied ASID, IDS and certified aging-in-place specialist, will combine her interior design experience with her CAPS training to help clients modify their homes and changing lifestyles for aging in place. Knowledge attained at the event will help to make homes safer and prepare them for the future. To register for the complimentary event, contact CDH at 239-213-7844 or register on line at events_instore/.


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MillenniumPhysician.comAschanti Abarca Selva, M.D.1735 SW Health Parkway Naples, FL 34109 (239) 249-7800Paul Hemrick, D.O.400 8th Street N Naples, FL 34102 (239) 649-3365 Alan Galbut, M.D. 90 Cypress Way E Naples, FL 34110 (239) 649-3326Ashley Warmoth, D.O.400 8th Street N Naples, FL 34102 (239) 649-3365Charles Anderson, M.D. 11181 Health Park Blvd., Suite 3030 Naples, FL 34110 (239) 249-8996 struction has progressed fairly well. The contractor is making great progress. Logan Boulevard now extends about 3 miles north of Immokalee Road in North Naples but through traffic is blocked after GL Homes StoneCreek gated community. The remaining Lee County section runs about a mile north to Bonita Beach Road, ending at the roundabout between the gated communities of VillageWalk of Bonita Springs and Palmira Golf & Country Club.In order to maintain traffic flow for residents of VillageWalk and Bonita National on the eastern end of Bonita Beach Road, the roundabout had to be constructed in two parts. The southern half of the roundabout has been completed and traffic was shifted through it starting in September, Mr. Feeney said. Now, the city is working on the northern half of the traffic circle. Projects still to be completed include landscaping and a truck apron, which allows large vehicles to more easily navigate the roundabout. That landscape contract is out for bid, Mr. Feeney said. Thats the last key piece from the city side of things.Apartments moving inQ: Do you know what is happening at Magnolia Square at Goodlette and Pine Ridge? It looks like they are prepping for some construction along Goodlette? Bethany Hellriegel, NaplesA: The construction along GoodletteFrank Road at Panther Lane will be the first of two buildings for Magnolia Square Apartments. Behind it, demolition has begun on the old Sweetbay supermarket and its parking lot, which will be the site of the second apartment building.The four-story, 110-unit apartment building on 2.5 acres along Goodlette will include a ground-level parking garage with 84 spaces, an outdoor swimming pool with cabanas, a Zen garden, a fitness center, game room and club room. Second-floor amenities include a sports lounge, golf simulator, aerobics and spinning rooms, and a spa, architectural plans show. East of the first building, a second fourstory apartment building with 180 units will include an attached four-story parking garage with 436 spaces. The second building features two courtyards, a lounge and conference rooms, a library and tenant storage space, plans show. Apartments in the 290-unit complex will range in size from 822 to 1,958 square feet under air. Unit types are available from one bedroom with one bathroom to three bedrooms with three baths. In addition to the 47,000-square-foot former Sweetbay store, a couple of attached retail spaces north of it and the adjacent parking lot are being demolished by Honc Destruction on the nearly eight acres. The rest of Magnolia Squares inline retail shops and outparcels south of the former supermarket will remain intact and in operation in the mixed-use center at Goodlette-Frank and Pine Ridge roads. Magnolia Square is a joint venture with Naples-based Barron Collier Companies and The Courtelis Company, another Florida-based commercial developer.Peaks outQ: I was driving through Naples Boulevard and saw that the lot where Twin Peaks was supposed to be built is for sale. Is Twin Peaks not happening anymore in Naples? Mario Zabala, NaplesATEN KNOWSFrom page 1


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Not all patients are candidates for this product and/or procedure. Only a medical professional can determine the differ from patient to patient. Talk to your surgeon about whether the Subchondroplasty Procedure All content herein is protected by copyright, trademarks and other intellectual property rights, as must not be redistributed, duplicated or disclosed, in whole or in part, without the express written A: Twin Peaks still plans a location in the Naples area, it just wont be on the property next to Dicks Sporting Goods on Naples Boulevard. DMD Restaurant Group, the regional franchisee for Twin Peaks, is looking at three or four other sites in Naples to open the national chains restaurant and sports bar, but they backed out of its Naples Boulevard plans, said Austin Hester, chief operating officer for DMD, which holds the exclusive development rights in southern Florida for the restaurant brand. DMD operates Twin Peaks restaurants in Fort Myers, Davie, Pembroke Pines and West Palm Beach. The Dallas-based entertainment concept, promoted as the ultimate man cave, has a mountain sports lodge theme and features a comfort food menu and 29-degree draft beer. The Fort Myers location opened four years ago.The North Naples restaurant was proposed for the western edge of Naples Boulevard across the street from the Infiniti car dealership. In March 2017, Daviebased DMD Florida Restaurant Group G LLC purchased the 0.62-acre vacant commercial property at 5947 Naples Blvd. for $1.5 million, and the adjacent 10.38-acre lake for $100,000, Collier County property records show.The restaurant group had plans to fill in part of the lake, but to make the project viable it still needed permission from Dicks to connect to the parking lot of the sporting goods store.We still needed a little bit of support from Dicks but they were not willing to work with us, Mr. Hester said. We went all the way up the chain and tried everything we could but they wouldnt work with us.The Naples Boulevard property originally planned for Twin Peaks is being marketed for sale by former Major League pitcher Chris Resop, now an agent with William Raveis Real Estate. The regional Twin Peaks franchisee hopes to find another local site to build an 8,000to 9,000-square-foot restaurant with 1,500to 2,500-square-feet of patio space for outdoor dining. A site to build new is preferred, but DMD will consider secondgeneration sites, Mr. Hester said. We would love to have something in 2020, he said.Rolling out the red carQ: What are they building on 41 across from Germain BMW? Sylvia Johannessen, North Naples A: Construction began in late October on Ferrari of Naples, a two-story, more than 50,000-square-foot car dealership. The new business will be at 11291 Tamiami Trail N., just north of the Walmart Supercenter at 111th Avenue North and directly across U.S. 41 from the Germain BMW dealership. The 3.4-acre parcel was originally within the Old Collier Golf Club, which borders the western and northern sides of the dealership property. The rendering for the Italian sports car dealership shows a sharp, modern architectural point accented with Ferrari red jutting as a bold overhang from its roofline. New Country Motor Car Group of Saratoga Springs, New York, purchased the North Naples property in March for $4.5 million, county property records show. The company has other luxury auto dealerships in Florida in Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and the Miami metropolitan areas, and elsewhere in New York, Connecticut, Pennsylv ania and Maryland. Tim Aten Knows is published each week in Naples Florida Weekly. Email questions and news tips to Follow @TimAtenKnows on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.


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Ben Bridges of The Salvation Army of Naples and Collier County points out that, to honor the communitys generosity, they will consolidate their campaign by shortening it a bit. It will begin the day after Thanksgiving and end on Christmas Eve. Also new this season, many of the local kettles will be equipped to accept Apple Pay and Google Pay to make giving more convenient. The funds raised in our kettles will remain here to facilitate our operation, not just at Christmas but throughout the year, said Capt. Bridges. We take our mission very seriously. We aim to meet the needs of anyone who comes to us looking for help. They do that at Christmas time with the Angel Tree and Toys for Tots drive, having distributed bags of toys and clothes to more than 6,000 children last year. While we dont necessarily think that toys under the tree on Christmas morning will change a life in an instant, we do think joy and hope will win the day, and that these moments over time can lead to a more fulfilled and empowered life, Capt. Bridges said. Services to children are a major focus of what The Salvation Army does. Their Child Development Center has been in operation for 20 years, and its become one of the most affordable and quality options for child care in the area. It has 65 students enrolled, ages 1 to 5. Beginning this year, its offering a state certified Voluntary Pre-kindergarten Program (VPK) for 4-year-olds to make sure theyre kindergarten ready. Our students engage in a rounded learning experience which includes music, Spanish, and chapel service as well as interactive experiences with several senior citizen assisted living facilities, said CDC Director Maria Covarrubias. Parents tell me that without our center, they would not be able to work, as they would not be able to afford child care. And they give back by telling their friends and family what a great center we have. The Salvation Army significantly expanded its capacity to serve children with the opening of the Fran Cohen Youth Center two years ago. Roughly 120 elementary and middle school students take part in the after-school program and a summer day camp. Theyre learning computer coding, robotics and culinary skills in addition to reading and writing. The Salvation Army serves senior citizens during fellowship gatherings held twice each month, in what Capt. Bridges refers to as, a loving environment. And 200 seniors receive gifts and food boxes at holiday time. Last year, The Salvation Armys Family Services offices, located in Naples and Immokalee, provided rent and utilities assistance to more than 1,000 people, and filled 4,800 grocery orders for residents in need. And when the community as a whole is in need, as a result of a hurricane for example, The Salvation Army answers the call with its Emergency Disaster Services. We look at disaster services with a holistic approach, said Capt. Bridges. Were poised before the storm, on the ground immediately after the storm, and then in the weeks and even months that follow, we are there to help folks rebuild their homes and lives. The Salvation Army Disaster Assistance Center distributed more than $3 million in direct financial assistance to families reeling from the effects of Hurricane Irma. Disaster case managers provided support to more than 13,000 people. Theres an Army behind us in times of dire need. While a small portion of our programs benefit from government funding, most of what we do depends on private grants and public support. Capt. Bridges said. Purchases made at our two family retail stores help, along with donations of various kinds. Capt. Bridges also invites you to help The Salvation Army by volunteering. We need bell ringers right now, helpers at our Angel Tree warehouse, and when disaster strikes, well need people who can do everything from serving on our canteen to cooking meals on our food truck and delivering them. To learn more, visit, or to volunteer specifically to ring the bell, visit www. Joe Landon is a communications consultant who retired as executive director of communications for Collier County Public Schools in 2014. Contact him at Joe COURTESY THE SALVATION ARMY OF NAPLES & COLLIER COUNTYNaples Mayor Bill Barnett serves as a bell ringer for the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign each year. Capt. Ben Bridges, of the Salvation Army of Naples & Collier County, accompanied Mayor Barnett to his post in front of Wynn’s Market on Ninth Street North in Naples in December 2018.


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Help support your community be a census taker.The Immokalee Foundation’s Charity Classic raises record $2.6 millionPatrons who attended The Immokalee Foundations recent Charity Classic Celebration at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, and the Charity Classic Pro-Am at The Old Collier Golf Club raised a record amount $2.6 million during the 2019 events to support the foundations new initiative, Career Pathways: Empowering Students to Success.Guests at the Charity Classic Celebration met Joel Garcia, who said his mother found out about The Immokalee Foundation when she heard other mothers talking about it while working in the agricultural fields. Garcia, a graduate in civil engineering from Florida Gulf Coast University, spoke with his four siblings about the difference the foundation has made in his journey toward a professional career and financial independence. Once the Garcia siblings mother heard about the foundation, she encouraged all the children to take part: Eric, who will graduate from Cornell University in May with a bachelor of science degree in hotel administration and has worked summers for Lipman Family Farms in California and Mexico; Sandra, who is playing soccer and studying biochemistry at Ave Maria University to become a veterinarian; Aida, who went to summer camp in Maine and visited Washington, D.C., with foundation friends and wants to become an entrepreneur; and Diego, who attended iTECH over the summer and earned OSHA certification in the Engineering and Construction Management pathway and is considering becoming a software engineer.The Immokalee Foundations Career Pathways program responds to the regions need for workers skilled in professional careers that pay well and may require professional credentials rather than a traditional college degree.Steve Pryor, chairman of the foundation board, explained the program to Charity Classic guests. Career Pathways is preparing students for in-demand professional jobs in health care, business management, engineering and construction management, and education, he said, Students begin exploring career options in middle school, learning about different jobs and taking career and aptitude tests. Their parents also learn about the jobs available in each of the career pathways. In high school, Mr. Pryor explained, students have an individualized educational plan to ensure they achieve their careeroriented goals. They build resumes and work in paid internships. They continue learning life skills and get assistance preparing for college, if that is the path they are on; some continue with industry certifications and go straight to work in well-paying jobs that are in demand in Southwest Florida.Mr. Pryor also talked about a new project the foundation students would start next year. New homes will be built in Immokalee by students in the Engineering and Construction Management pathway, while students in the Business Management pathway will be involved in the commercial aspects of the home building business, from project planning to sale of the home. Collier Enterprises donated the land for the housing subdivision and are underwriting site preparation. BCB Homes will serve as general contractor. Along with BCB, the companys subcontractors will waive their profit margins on the project.Other important supporters of the annual event were Charity Classic Celebration co-chairs Barbara and Dale Morrison and Janet and Jerry Belle. Sunny Sapiente chaired the annual golf tournament. The Charity Classic Celebration dinner and auction was held Nov. 8 at The RitzCarlton, Naples, followed on Nov. 10 by the Pro-Am Pairings Party at Bay Colony Golf Club and Nov. 11 by the Charity Classic Pro-Am golf tournament at the Old Collier Golf Club.The presenting sponsor for both the Charity Classic Celebration and ProAm golf tournament was Kelly Tractor. Additional sponsors included BCB Homes, Success Circle Sponsor; BMO Wealth Management, Collier Enterprises, entech, IBERIABANK and Synovus, Pathways Circle Sponsors; and Florida Weekly, Gulfshore Life/DLatinos magazines and Naples Daily News, media sponsors. The Immokalee Foundation provides a range of education programs that focus on building pathways to professional careers through support, mentoring and tutoring, and life skills development leading to economic independence. To learn more about The Immokalee Foundation or for additional information, call 239-430-9122 or visit


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Not valid with any other offers or discounts. Cannot combine offers or coupons. 20% OFF $10 OFF FREE FREE SAMPLES CLUB NOTES The Latchkey League meets at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at the Vineyards Country Club for its monthly buffet luncheon. The speaker will be Elaine Newton from the Artis-Naples Critics Choice Book Club. The cost of the luncheon is $30 by check, or $32 with credit card. Reservations are required by visiting or by calling Meggan Davis at 239-248-7794. The Press Club of Southwest Florida presents Freelance Writing in a Digital World Opportunities Abound! a freelance writing panel presentation from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Vi at Bentley Village, East Clubhouse, 701 Retreat Drive, Naples. The panel includes Florida experts: staff writers, freelance writers, hiring managers and bloggers who will discuss the ever-changing writing landscape and offer tips on earning money as a freelance writer. Email to attend; limited attendee space available. Cost is $10, payable at the door. Coffee, water and snacks provided. For more information, contact Connie Kindsvater, The Genealogical Society of Collier County will hold a free genealogy class, Beginning Genealogy Class 1: Tips and Tricks for Tracking Your Ancestors with instructor Marie Overman, GSCC president from 9:30-11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18, at Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave. The GSCC will meet again on Monday, Dec. 2, with Beginning Genealogy the Next Step Class 2: Using Vital Records to Track Your Ancestors. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jeanne Bruehler at 239-877-9276 or visit The Friends of St. Patrick holds Trinity Irish Set Dancing at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 18 and 25 at Veterans Park Community Center , 1895 Vete rans Park Drive. Beginners are welcome. For information, call Mary Ellen Travis 865604-3869 or email The club holds its first meeting of the season at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, at the VFW, 800 Neffs Way, Naples. All are welcome for Irish music and fun. Naples Republican Club holds is monthly dinner from 5-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18 at Kensington Golf & Country Club, 2700 Pine Ridge Rd., Naples. Special guest speaker will be Helen Ayer Patton, granddaughter of WWII Gen. George Patton and curator of the Patton Foundation. A VIP meet and greet with Ms. Paton from 5-6 p.m. is $75 and includes a bottle of Champagne from the Patton Vineyard. VIP and dinner is $120, dinner only is $50. Check and credit cards are accepted. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Call Charlina McGee at 239 770-1911 or visit Widows & Widowers of Southwest Florida, a social and support group for those who have lost a partner, will hold a dinner and dance from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, at the Hilton Naples, 5111 Tamiami Trail North, Naples. Enjoy fellowship for cocktail hour starting at 5 p.m., with dinner at 6 p.m. Dancing and music provided by the Manhattan Connection is from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $35 per person, including tax and gratuity. Country Club attire, collared shirts for men. For reservations, contact Saralene Oldham at 239643-4703, email, Ral Homovec at 239-596-2454 or Olivia Fort at 239-450-0738. The Naples Writers Workshop holds its fourth public reading event, Words & Wine, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at The Wine Store, 1200 Central Ave., Naples. The workshop provides fiction writers in Naples an informal but supportive group with which to share their writing for useful feedback. Tickets for the reading event are $15 at the door and include a free glass of wine. For information, email founder Kristine Gill at or visit The workshop also holds twice-monthly meetings at 7 p.m. on Wednesday evenings for writers in Collier County. Writers of all skill levels convene to share and critique each others work. The Naples Beta Theta Pi Alumni Association will have five Thursday luncheons this season at Brio Tuscan Grille, Waterside Shops, Naples. The dates are Nov. 19, Jan. 16, Feb. 20, March 19 and April 16. Luncheons start at noon with a speaker following lunch. For more information and reservations, contact Dave Nordhoff at 239-594-8420 or email American Business Womens Association Neapolitan Chapter meeting is on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at the Hilton Naples, 5111 Tamiami Trail N. Networking begins at 5:15 p.m. followed by the meeting from 6-7:45 p.m. Getting the Help You Need will be presented by Lori Kleiman, who will discuss when its time to bring in talent and get the help needed to run a productive business, where to find them and the advantages of employees versus using contract workers. Register at www. For information, contact Sam Black at 314-517-0447 or The Naples Area Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club invites alumnae in Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero and Marco Island to join the club at its Pelican Bay Beach Mixer on Thursday, Nov. 21. Please meet promptly at 4 p.m. at the Marker 36 parking lot, 6251 Pelican Bay Blvd. to ride the tram to the beach. BYOB and an appetizer to share. For information and to RSVP, contact Donna at or 919-612-1217. The PCBug Club meets at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Naples Regional Library, Rees meeting room, 650 Central Ave. The featured speaker, Myrna Lewis, director of the Genealogical Society of Collier County, will present How to Create a PowerPoint Presentation. PCBug Club is a computer and technology club providing information and education on computers and mobile devices. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month. Both novice and advanced users are encouraged to attend. Guests are welcome at no cost. For information, contact Norma Small at 843-617-5365. Alliance Franaise de Naples hosts its annual Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Tasting from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at a private North Naples residence. The evening of fun, joie de vivre, includes food, new wines and traditional French items donated by local merchants and members to be raffled. Cost is $30 per member and $35 per non-member, which includes a glass of wine and plate of French tasting bites. A cash bar will be available. To acquire a reservation form, visit www.afnaples. org and mail the form with payment to Alliance Franaise de Naples, P.O. Box 110075, Naples, FL 34108. Reservations must be received by Nov. 20. For details and location, contact President Denyse Jenkins at 239-592-0447, or email EXPERT TRAVEL PLANNING FOR DISCERNING TRAVELERS FOR OVER 40 YEARS. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 14-20, 2019 NEWS A15 At Bradford Square we oer more than just a community we oer worryfree independent retirement living Designed exclusively for adults and over we take care of everything with one monthly price and no buyin fee so you can enjoy the good things in lifeCelebrate Life b Vanderbilt Beach Road Naples FL tnf BradfordSquareRetirementcom Bradford SquarebttttSeating is limited RSVP today!Who doesnt love allyoucaneat pancakes? Help us thank our “rst responders for their service by helping to raise funds for the causes they care about r donation per person am b pmSaturdayn November First Responders Pancake Feed & Fundraiser TOURNAMENT HOST Christine & Terry Flynn Grayson & Owen Carter Judy & Robert Hoehn 16th Annual Golf Tournament OF COLLIER COUNTY THANK YOU SPONSORS WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE WHO CAME OUT AND MADE THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF COLLIER COUNTYS 16TH ANNUAL FORE-THE-KIDS GOLF TOURNAMENT A SUCCESS! WITHOUT YOUR SUPPORT, WE COULD NOT MAKE THIS EVENT HAPPEN.2019 GOLF TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE Mary Osborn Tournament Chair Ashley Dewji Ann Lee Levitt Rick Schmaelzle Lea Cole Smith Greg Faulkner Audrey Pengelly Janelle SchmidtAudrey & Vaughn PengellyJudy Thomas PET TALESLive long and paw-sper BY KIM CAMPBELL THORNTONAndrews McMeel SyndicationSophie Cobb, a Shetland sheepdog in Omaha, Nebraska, recently celebrated her 20th birthday. Thats an unusually long life for a dog. Our best friends are more likely to live a measly 10 to 12 years, with some making it to 14, 15 or older. Have you ever wished dogs lived longer? A good diet, exercise and regular veterinary care are pieces of the puzzle that make up a long, healthy life for a dog, but are there other ways to extend the lifespan and improve quality of life? Scientists with the Dog Aging Project are seeking answers to those questions with a long-term study of how dogs age and the genetic and environmental factors that affect aging and disease in dogs. In the process, theyll also learn important things about the biology of aging in humans after all, dogs closely share our lives, from the air we breathe to the food we eat to the beds we sleep in. Dogs get the same diseases we do, says Matt Kaeberlein, Ph.D., one of the co-directors of the DAP. The health care system in dogs is second only to our own in sophistication. What we learn about how genes and the environment shape the risk of age-related disease in dogs is likely to be related to the genes and environmental risk factors for age-related diseases in humans as well. For the longitudinal study a yearslong look at dogs lives and health some 10,000 dogs will participate. Big dogs, small dogs, mixed breeds, purebreds all are important in teasing out the secrets behind canine aging. Because of the compressed nature of the dog lifespan, much can be learned in a decade, both environmentally and at the molecular level. The dog provides us with a really terrific opportunity to ask how those molecular changes differ between long-lived and short-lived individuals within the same species, says Daniel Promislow, Ph.D., DAP co-director. They provide us with a kind of magnifier of diversity that we dont have in humans, where we dont know whos going to be long-lived and whos going to be short-lived. While a pill to increase canine lifespan is still in the future, the concept isnt out of the question. Owners can nominate middle-aged dogs to participate in a parallel five-year study, limited to 500 dogs, of a drug called rapamycin. In lab studies as well as some human studies, it appears to slow aging or improve healthy aging, Dr. Promislow says. Cardiologists at veterinary teaching hospitals will follow the dogs heart health over time in the double-blind, placebo-controlled study. That means neither owners nor researchers will know which dogs receive the drug and which a placebo. As part of this intervention trial, researchers will also be looking at such things as kidney function, cancer, activity levels and cognition. Why middle-aged dogs? They are at the age where they are starting to develop age-related diseases. By starting with dogs in that period of life, researchers will be able to quickly detect whether the drug slows aging and improves heart function. If we had a large enough sample size, we could know in three years certainly in five years the extent to which rapamycin did improve healthy aging in dogs, Dr. Promislow says. Thats something thats just not possible in that timeframe in people. A 20% to 30% increase in lifespan in dogs isnt out of the realm of possibility, Dr. Kaeberlein says. A dog who might normally live 10 years might live an extra two years. Smaller dogs with a normal lifespan of up to 18 years could see an extra three or four years of life. Studying how dogs age has more than academic interest. Theres intrinsic value in improving quality of life for dogs, but making their lives longer and better improves our own quality of life as well. A long-term study has the goal of improving canine quality and length of life in old age. >> Tic Tac is a young neutered male domestic shorthair. He’s an adorable guy looking for a family to call his own. Adoption contribution: $100 >> Dorothy is an adult spayed female. She is a petite girl who has found herself needing adopted. She prefers a quieter home. Adoption contribution: $225To adopt or foster a petThis week’s adoptable pets are from Brooke’s Legacy Animal Rescue, an allvolunteer, foster home rescue organization. For more information, email info@ or visit Adoption contribution includes: Neutered/spayed Medically examined by a licensed veterinarian Is current on vaccinations Heartworm tested (if old enough) Routinely treated monthly with a heartworm preventative (if old enough) Routinely treated monthly with a flea/tick preventative (if old enough) Most pets are microchipped For information: Visit www. to view pictures and pro les of adoptable dogs and cats, and to complete a Brooke’s Legacy Animal Rescue Adoption Application. Adoption events: Each Saturday at Petco at 6424 Naples Blvd., Naples, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Fees: Range from $85 to $400 Pets of the WEEK


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DECEMBER 3 | 12:00 P.M.Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar8985 T AMIAMI TRAIL N Complimentary Screenings After Lunch HEALTHY LIVING Bringing out the best in our partnersJason thought that THIS time hed finally gotten it right. Hed made sure to finish washing all of the dinner dishes, and to put everything away in the fridge. But, no, his wife, Samantha, was still combative. She gave him a withering look, and said, I suppose its too much to expect that youd wash the pots also? Jason was incensed. Samantha knew full well that he was slammed at work. And, even with the pressures he was facing, Jason believed hed been diligent in coming home to help with the evening routine for their two children and to pitch in with the dinner prep and cleanup. But no matter how hard Jason tried, Samantha always had a snarky comment, letting Jason know that she believed hed fallen short. Jason was exhausted. He resented how unappreciative and critical Samantha was. She wouldnt let a single thing go. Lately, the two of them had become distant and strained. Jason knew that he often became sullen and withdrawn. Samantha found herself poring listlessly through her Instagram accounts, envious that her friends seemed to have such loving, attentive partners. Now, if we were to ask Jason (in the fictionalized vignette above) his perspective on why his marriage was so strained and unhappy, he might assert that Samanthas criticism made it difficult for him to relax or to be himself. He might add that it was hard to feel warmth or affection toward a spouse who was continually putting him down. Many of us would be inclined to agree with him. However, Samantha might say that she views herself as a dedicated mother and wife, who not only works full time, but shoulders most of the load to manage the house and family. She might further say that she fully appreciates Jasons contribution, but it bothers her that he falls short on following through with the very specific tasks she has spelled out over and over for him. She also may feel hurt by Jasons withdrawal. However, she may not understand the way her unhappiness can spill out inappropriately. Certainly, we would never encourage Jason to silently endure what he believes is unwarranted criticism from his wife, any more than we would encourage Samantha to hold back from voicing the things that concern her. But, do these two individuals recognize their own roles in why their relationship has come to such a distressing place? During an interview, noted couples therapist, Dr. Ellen Wachtel said that in her first appointment, she asks couples to consider this important question: What do you know about yourself that makes you not the easiest person to live with? Now, I will ask YOU this very same question. What do you know about yourself that makes you not the easiest person to live with? Many of us will find this line of questioning uncomfortable. Its never pleasant to entertain the notion that our own attitudes and behaviors may have a lot to do with the difficulties in our relationships. As we go forward in a committed relationship, many of us accumulate a list of the slights and injustices we believe weve endured and may even feel sorry for ourselves convinced were the victims of mistreatment. It takes maturity (and humility) for a person to look within and to honestly appraise, not only his or her attributes, but also the deficiencies. Its important to note that, when were open to hearing less than flattering feedback about ourselves, and show a willingness to take accountability, we may open up a dialogue that could significantly improve the quality of our relationships. And, if we begin to not only identify those traits about ourselves that create distance with others, but attempt to take corrective steps, we may discover improvement in the closeness we feel with others. People often worry that it will be a sign of weakness if they admit a flaw. Some insecure (or narcissistic) people can become very threatened if they believe others see them in a flawed light. And we know there are some who might take advantage of anothers confidences or use the admission of vulnerability to their advantage. In these instances, we would be wise to proceed with caution. Dr. Wachtel has asserted a principle that defines her work with couples: We love those who make us feel good about ourselves. While most of us intuitively know this, we dont always put this into practice certainly not with our spouses, and often not with our children. It stands to reason that when we take active steps to say and do the very things that warm our partners hearts, we may set in motion an environment that feels loving and secure. And, of course, most of us DO know what we can do to please our partners. However, sometimes, we are so angry, hurt, entitled or LAZY that we stubbornly resist doing the things that would make a difference. So we are stuck in a demoralizing, estranged cycle. Lets consider the following universal truth of human nature: People have a need to feel admired and respected. If we could only take this message to heart and commit to this principle. When we speak positively, we often bring out the best in our loved ones. When we lighten our tone and go out of our way to do the things that matter the most to our partners, we may reignite the warm feelings we once took for granted. Regularly communicating to our partners that, we not only admire and respect them, but are committed to relating in a loving way, can soften so many of the sharp edges. And we may create an environment where each of us can grow and bring out our best selves. Linda Lipshutz, M.S., LCSW, is a psychotherapist serving individuals, couples and families. She can be reached in her Palm Beach Gardens office at 561630-2827, online at, or on Twitter @ LindaLipshutz. Linda


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These five habits can help get you there quickly.Habit 1: ExerciseNot only does exercise reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease but it also helps decrease stress, anxiety and depression, and improves your confidence. With all these benefits its vital to make exercise a part of your daily routine. How much exercise do we need? Ideally 150 minutes of moderate intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity each week. Incorporate core strengthening, weight training, cardiovascular, stretching and balance exercises.Habit 2: Sleep Research indicates we need at least seven hours of sleep otherwise its detrimental to our brain health. A sleep deficit can develop, which can take a toll on our health over time. It can contribute to heart disease, diabetes, and affect our memory and mood. Create healthy sleep habits by establishing a bedtime routine, get at least 10 minutes of morning sunlight to help set your circadian rhythm, wake up and sleep at the same time every day and avoid caffeine after 10 a.m.Habit 3: Develop a strong mindsetYou can do this with journaling about things that youre grateful for, or journal just to get your emotions out. Journaling on a regular basis can make you mentally tough. When your thoughts are strong, youll see great results in all areas of your life. Habit 4: Eat nutrient dense foodsAvoid highly processed foods and foods with a high sugar content. Eat more fruits and vegetables. Choose lean meats. When you make a commitment to eat healthy you will not only look better but will feel more confident as well.Habit 5: Allow time for more joy, play, laughter and creativitySchedule things that give you happiness. Think about when you were a kid and what you loved doing. Maybe its a sport you love, t aking up painting, dancing, listening to music, anything that gives you that spark. These five habits can help you live your best life. Stay consistent and youll have more confidence, less stress and greater energy. Samreen Mongillo is a health and wellness coach based in Naples. She is the founder of Corefit by Samreen. She holds a doctorate in physical therapy and practices as an outpatient physical therapist at Physicians Regional Medical Center. To learn more, visit MONGILLO GUEST COMMENTARYLicensed counselors help children navigate through grief BY JAYSEN ROAPresident & CEO, Avow CompaniesOne out of 14 children in the United States will experience the death of a parent or sibling before the age of 18. At Avow, we recognize the importance of helping children navigate through grief on Childrens Grief Awareness Day Nov. 21, and every day since we began supporting grieving children in 1983. Avow Kids, designed for children ages 5-17, provides support to children who are grieving the loss of a parent, sibling, friend or relative through illness, accident, suicide or homicide. Avow also helps children process and heal from other types of loss, including divorce, the loss of a friend, instability in the foster care system or deployed parents and family members. The National Alliance for Grieving Children calls childhood bereavement a critical public health issue that can have a profound impact on a childs future wellbeing and mental health. More and more, people and organizations are recognizing the importance of giving children guidance to process their complex feelings and to understand loss in the context of their lives and their family relationships. Avows licensed clinical social workers and licensed mental health counselors use proven evidence-based practices. This allows them to understand and therapeutically address a childs lack of concentration, fidgeting and restless behavior that may result from grief. Professionally trained grief counselors know how to work with anticipatory, prolonged, masked, secondary, cumulative, inhibited, normal, absent, abbreviated, exaggerated, collective, and complicated grief. Avow has certified and licensed professional staff counselors in fields including Child Development, Grief & Loss Across the Lifespan, and Art, Music and Play as Therapy. Avow Nurse Karen Lopez found the sudden death of her mother at age 68, followed by her fathers heart attack from the news, was more than she could process on her own. Her daughters, age 12 and 7 at the time, were devastated as well. Ms. Lopez turned to Avow Kids to help her daughters process their grief. Both girls spoke in private sessions with a counselor, and both attended Avows overnight Camp MendingHeart. My girls particularly benefitted from the art therapy and music therapy offered by Avows board-certified therapists, she said. They were reluctant to talk about their feelings or what happened because they wanted to protect me. By participating in Avow Kids, my girls learned better coping skills that Ive seen them use in other situations theyve faced.With the help of trained childrens grief experts, children and their families have an opportunity to move through their unique experience of loss in a safe, professional, nonjudgmental environment. All Avow Kids services are offered at no cost. Jaysen Roa joined Avow as president and CEO in 2015. Avow is a nonprofit, independent community hospice and palliative care organization, created and managed by volunteer boards of directors. For information, call 239-261-4404 or visit


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYBUSINESSA18 | WWW.FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM WEEK OF NOVEMBER 14-20, 2019Christopher Ice selected as Ave Maria University’s third presidentThe Ave Maria University board of trustees announced the election of Christopher P. Ice as the third president of the university. Mr. Ice will begin his presidency on Jan. 1, 2020. Mr. Ice comes to the university with a passion for Catholic, liberal arts education, experience as an executive in the corporate and private sectors as well as Catholic nonprofit organizations, and with a background of fundraising in Catholic higher education at Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio. He currently serves as chief executive officer of Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph (Missouri), a position he has held since 2017. Mr. Ice and his wife, Mary, are parents of seven children ages 10 to 29, and grandparents of one. Ave Maria University is fortunate to have a leader of Chris Ices caliber who is wholeheartedly committed to our Catholic mission, said Patrick Rainey, chairman of the board. We are fully confident he will build on the fine foundation that our founder, Tom Monaghan, and President Jim Towey have put in place, and take the University to new heights, he said. Mr. Towey is in his ninth year as president of Ave Maria University. Upon his announcement to step down in 2020, the university conducted a national search for his successor, attracting dozens of highly qualified applicants. After a search committee of the board interviewed the finest of these individuals, the board selected Mr. Ice. Mr. Monaghan praised Mr. Ices selection at the announcement ceremony. He is clearly a man of great character and deep faith. His knowledge gained from working in both Catholic higher education as well as a corporate executive will serve him well as he leads Ave Maria, said Mr. Monaghan. Mr. Monaghan went on to honor President Jim Towey for his service to Ave Maria. As our second president, Jim took over what was still a relatively young institution and made many decisive decisions, which helped advance the university at an important time in our history. Under his leadership the university tripled the number of majors, established the Mother Teresa Program and Museum, and he guided an incredibly successful $60 million capital campaign, said the Universitys founder and chancellor. Ave Maria University was founded in 2003 on a temporary campus in Naples and moving to its permanent campus in the fall of 2007. Enrollment has nearly tripled since that time, with the current undergraduate population numbering 1,082 students, as have the number of majors offered to students, which now stands at 32 and includes nursing, biochemistry, biology, theology, business administration and education. In addition, there are 44 students currently pursuing graduate degrees in theology at the University. Mr. Ices formal inauguration as president will take place later this academic year on a date to be determined. Mr. Ice will preside over Ave Marias commencement exercises on May 9, 2020, where future NFL Hall of Famer Philip Rivers, quarterback of the Los Angeles Chargers, will be the commencement speaker. Mr. Ice, Mr. Monaghan and Mr. Towey will join hundreds of alumni, donors and guests on Feb. 13, 2020 for the Universitys annual scholarship dinner. Getting your business global message across goes beyond language. SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYAmerican businesses with plans to take their products global know they will need to overcome language barriers, but that little chore could prove to be a greater challenge than they realize. The potential for missteps abounds as companies attempt to translate websites, apps, user manuals, print advertisements, marketing emails, and other materials for a customer base thats not their usual audience. Its critical that companies be aware of not just how their products will be perceived, purLOSTTRANSLATION?SEE TRANSLATION, A20 IN


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A20 BUSINESS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 14-20, 2019 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY chased, and used in other countries, but also that selling internationally requires tweaking business processes, says Ian A. Henderson, author of Global Content Quest: In Search of Better Translations and cofounder with his wife, Francoise, of Rubric (, a global language-service provider. Many products designed for and by Americans are in high demand in other countries, but that doesnt mean the user experience will be exactly the same. Some translation complications that businesses encounter could easily be avoided, Rubrics founders say. A few of those problematic situations include: Creating poor user journeys. The Hendersons say they sometimes encounter clients who have a general idea of what the content should be in English, but have not thought about what it should be in other languages, or how to adjust it for different cultures. Because of this, Ian Henderson says, people often end up translating for the sake of translating from some vague idea of necessity, rather than to intentionally grow the international market for their product in a strategic way. This leads to a poor user journey. If you dont put time and thought into what you are translating and why, he says, you may end up with inconsistency in content. Using misapplied tools. Companies often look for software that will solve all their problems, and in many cases a multilanguage feature is sold as part of a content-management system, or a product information management system. Unfortunately, it is often not very effective, Francoise Henderson says. Translation is more of an art than a science, and it is rarely as simple as plugging words into a program. She recommends running a pilot program to test out new software before committing to buying it. Adding translation to someones other responsibilities. Companies often make the mistake of assigning translation duties to someone already on staff simply because they speak the languages in question. On the surface, that seems to make sense because the person knows your product and is already on your payroll, Ian Henderson says. But the employee wont make translation a priority because of competing responsibilities. When the employee does prioritize the translation, the rest of their work suffers. Also, just because they speak the language doesnt mean they are competent writers who can successfully convey a message from one language to another. Being stuck in silos. If departments within a company fail to communicate, information might be unintentionally translated multiple times, costing the company thousands in extra translation costs, Ian Henderson says. Other times, different departments will use different vendors to translate. So when put through translation, a products packaging claim might not correspond to the material that marketing or legal is sending out. One solution, the Hendersons say, is to have a central communications hub through which everything flows. One thing weve learned is translation is more than just a language problem, Francoise Henderson says. People and the products they buy vary from country to country. As a result, marketing cant be too uniform because it wont speak to all the audiences. But if its too individualized, you can lose your brand identity. The trick is creating a balance that both preserves the global brand and serves the local needs.Ian A. HendersonIan A. Henderson (, author of Global Content Quest: In Search of Better Translations, is chief technology officer and cofounder of Rubric, a global language service provider. During the last 25 years, Henderson has partnered with Rubric customers to deliver relevant global content to their end users, enabling them to reap the rewards of globalization, benefit from agile workflows, and guarantee the integrity of their content. Prior to founding Rubric, Henderson worked as a software engineer for Siemens in Germany.About Francoise HendersonFrancoise Henderson is chief executive officer and cofounder of Rubric, overseeing worldwide operations and Global Content strategy. Under her guidance, Rubric has generated agile KPI-driven globalization workflows for its clients, reducing time to market across multiple groups and increasing quality and ROI. Francoise has over 25 years experience in corporate management and translation. TRANSLATIONFrom page 18“Many products designed for and by Americans are in high demand in other countries, but that doesn’t mean the user experience will be exactly the same.”— Ian A. Henderson, author of “Global Content Quest: In Search of Better Translations” at out. One w


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 14-20, 2019 BUSINESS A21 ON THE MOVEPanira Health Clinic announced two appointments to its board of directors; Tim Philbrick as chairman and Jim Kelleher as vice-chair. Panira is a nonprofit, walk-in and primary care clinic located in East Naples. Mr. Philbrick is a consultant with Business Dynamix Solutions. Mr. Kelleher is the founder and managing partner of The Kelleher Firm, P.A., a personal injury law firm that serves the Naples and Southwest Florida areas. Diamond Custom Homes announced the promotion of Deborah Maxner to bid coordinator. In this enhanced role, Ms. Maxner assists the purchasing division in the collection, management and distribution of bid information, and collaborates with the purchasing agent to buy out and award purchase orders. She works with project managers to determine bid and selection needs, tracks the information, and oversees plan management and document control. In addition to meeting with homeowners and designers to discuss selections and products, she also manages the permitting process for Diamond Custom Homes projects.Yahl Mulching & Recycling in Naples announced Jeff Ekiss has been appointed as its general manager. Mr. Ekiss is the second generation to take part in this line of business of recycling and disposal of construction material. Yahl Mulching & Recycling has been an established business in Naples for the past 22 years offering roll off dumpster service to residential communities and commercial developers in the area. Preferred Travel of Naples announced Kristina Gear has been promoted to the agencys new managing director. Ms. Gear will continue to coordinate the team of independent contractors and she will also be responsible for the daily operations for the agency, assisting with event planning as well as, making executive decisions on behalf of management when the owner is not available. Ms. Gear started with Preferred Travel in 2013 as administrative assistant to business founder Wilma Boyd. Before her most recent promotion, she served as IC team manager. Guardian ad Litem Foundation, 20th Judicial Circuit, has appointed Jessica Stanfield as its new executive director. In this role, Ms. Stanfield will be responsible for carrying out the nonprofit organizations mission of ensuring that every abused, neglected and abandoned youth in Southwest Florida has a voice as they navigate the judicial, education and child welfare systems. Ms. Stanfield will oversee fundraising and development, communications, event coordination and campaigns to broaden community awareness about the Guardian ad Litem program. I trace my history back to 1941, when an orthopedic surgeon founded me in order to produce devices to better help his patients. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYCOASTAL REAL ESTATE GUIDEWEEK OF NOVEMBER 14-20, 2019 WWW.FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM | SECTION B luxeFrom Port Royal to Bonita Beach, The Bua Bell Group serves the Luxury Market. Were Local, Were Global! | Emily K. Bua 239.659.6115 or Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.0097 Brittany at Park Shore 4021 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #1106 $2,872,000 Marcello at Mediterra 29110 Marcello Way $2,799,000 Naples TOP 1 % Our Experience Counts. Our Expertise Sells. House Hunting 9222 Vanderbilt DriveThis custom-built residence, furnished and move-in ready with more than $150,000 in improvements over the past year, is just steps from Vanderbilt Beach. The first-floor living, dining and master bedroom areas all are adjacent to the large private pool and attractive tropical plantings. The chefs kitchen boasts a Viking gas range, wine cooler and granite-topped island. Upstairs are three additional bedrooms, two baths, a media room/office with wet bar and two balconies for watching gulf view sunsets. The home is meticulously maintained with a new modern gray slate tile roof, new interior and exterior paint and new airconditioning systems and water heaters. Jon Peter Vollmer of Premier Sothebys International Realty has the listing for $1,349,000. To arrange a showing or for more information, call 239-250-9414 or email


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 14-20, 2019 REAL ESTATE B3 Dante DiSabatoBroker Associate REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE INSURANCEWilliam Raveis Real Estate 720 5th Ave., Naples, FL 34102 239.880.8181 275 INDIES WAY #1002 $1.425M 275 INDIES WAY #405 $950,000 B r o 333 GULF SHORE BLVD SOUTH $8.975M Diamond Custom Homes completes Ladera model in Quail WestNaples luxury homebuilder Diamond Custom Homes announced the completion of Ladera, a new 7,854-total-square foot estate home on Williston Way in Quail West Golf & Country Club. Situated on .84 acres overlooking the lake and golf course, this four bedroom, five full and two half-bath estate is architecturally designed by John Cooney, AIA, Stofft Cooney Architects, interior design by Lou Shafran and Mark Vanagas of Pacifica Interior Designs, and architectural landscape design by Pat Trefz of Outside Productions International. Based upon the historic plantation homes of the Caribbean, Ladera is designed to offer the ultimate in indoor/ outdoor living enhancing the quintessential Naples casual lifestyle with abundant natural light, and many unique and luxurious modern elements, says president Michael Diamond. The transitional exterior features of gabled windows and clean lines are a perfect blend of contemporary and traditional. This spacious West Indies-style house offers an open floor plan with a great room layout and a wide array of amenities. The layout is symmetrical, with rooms, doors and windows configured in careful relation to a central axis. West Indies-designed homes address heat, sunlight and generous rainfall by providing shade and protection from the elements, thanks partially to exterior window shutters hinged from the side or top, wide verandas, and front porches with generous overhangs. Diamond Custom Homes creates and renovates luxury residences for discerning homeowners in Southwest Floridas most prestigious communities and neighborhoods. The firm is known for its quality craftsmanship and the creativity of its custom designs. Offices are located at 9130 Galleria Court, Suite 204, in Naples. For more information, call 239 -325-4600 or visit An exterior view of Ladera by Diamond Custom Homes.


B4 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 14-20, 2019 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYWhen quality counts, Moorings Park Grande Lake excels New Life Plan community includes concierge healthcare servicesWith just a few residences remaining in Phase 1, Phase 2 sales topping 50% and sales of the Clubhouse residences well under way, the excitement is unmistakable at Naples newest Life Plan (CCRC) Community, Moorings Park Grande Lake. The construction progress on Phase 1 is readily evident as you drive down Golden Gate Parkway and with sales of over 50% in Phase 2, you can see why we are so excited, stated Steve Brinkert, Vice President of Resident Services at Moorings Park. A luncheon that will provide information on the new Clubhouse residences, as well as other community offerings, will be held on Friday, November 22nd at 11:30 a.m. in the Sales Gallery. RSVPs must be received by 5 p.m. on November 20th by calling 239-778-9837. Our residences have been designed specifically for those who do not want to compromise on quality, said Brinkert. For the fortunate few, this community will offer them a lifestyle theyre accustomed to. Located on the floors directly above the clubhouse, replete with numerous outstanding amenities, the two-bedroom plus study and three-bedroom plus study Clubhouse residences range in size from 3,331 to 3,566 square feet under air. All offer panoramic lake and golf course views. Features of the Clubhouse residences resemble those of Phase 1 and 2 including spacious, open floor plans perfect for entertaining family and friends, as well as open kitchen designs with island counter and GE Profile appliance package. Residents will love the Bayside floor plan with its two master suites for the ultimate in privacy. Expansive balconies afford residents long views of the signature 28-acre lake. Private elevators take Clubhouse residents effortlessly from their homes to the multitude of amenities located below. The Clubhouse, which is the setting for a variety of casual and fine dining venues, includes a poolside bistro as well as lakefront resortstyle pool and cabanas. A state-of-the-art fitness center with gorgeous water views is the perfect place to start an active day. Active individuals will enjoy the lakeside yoga pavilion and boardwalk surrounding the 28-acre lake. A best-in-its-class golf simulator, a theatre and a salon and spa are all planned as well. Also located in the clubhouse will be The Center for Healthy Living. The center is home to rehabilitation services, as well as the Care 360 concierge healthcare program, which was developed in partnership with NCH Healthcare System. Offering a higher level of personalized primary care, Care 360 services are available to residents of Moorings Park with no additional fees, other than typical co-pays. The Clubhouse residences have many of the same features as the first two Phases of Moorings Park Grande Lake including open floor plans, expansive balconies, master suites with large walkin closets, and open-plan kitchen designs with island counter, granite countertops and backsplash. The GE Profile stainless steel appliance package comes equipped with French-door refrigerator/freezer, combo wall oven/microwave, electric cooktop, hood and dishwasher. The first two phases of Moorings Park Grande Lake have met with great success. There are limited opportunities to purchase in the Phase 1, which is now under construction and includes a social membership to Naples Grande Golf Club. The membership takes effect the moment residents take occupancy of their home and until such time as the Moorings Park Grande Lake Clubhouse is completed. Membership includes golfing privileges on Naples Grande Golf Clubs 18-hole championship golf course, as well as dining options in Naples Grandes elegant clubhouse. For those who prefer gulf activities to golf, residents have access to Naples Grande Beach Resort and its Har-Tru tennis courts, fitness center and spa, resort-style pool and beach, and preferred pricing on hotel rooms and dining. The 23 residences in Phase 2 were released for sale earlier this year with the popular Brook model constituting the majority of the floor plans. Features include a magnificent great room, master bedroom and bath separated from the guest suites, as well as private elevators that lead into residents private vestibules. One penthouse in Phase 2 remains available with four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms, plus an amazing 7,863 sq. ft. of living area. Developed in partnership with London Bay homes and situated on 55 acres in the heart of Naples, Moorings Park Grande Lake is a pet-friendly campus. The community has been designed to take advantage of the views of its large lake and the picturesque golf course beyond. Entrance fees at Moorings Park Grande Lake start at $1.5 million and are 70 percent refundable. Residents receive additional peace of mind knowing that their future is secure through Assisted Living and Memory Care services included with residency. The community is located on the south side of Golden Gate Parkway, between Airport-Pulling and Livingston roads, and inside the entrance to the Naples Grande Golf Club. The Sales Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Information is available online at MooringsParkGL. org or by calling 239-778-9837. Above: Open kitchen designs feature center island. Right: New Clubhouse residences have spectacular lake views. Below Left: Resort-style pool and poolside bistro are located just outside the clubhouse. Below Right: Phase 1 residences will be ready for occupancy in Spring 2020. Bottom: All residences have golf and lake views. ADVERTORIAL


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4151 Gulf Shore Boulevard North #1802 Larry Roorda 239.860.2534 $4,600,000 1870 4th Street South Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 $7,900,000 2170 Gulf Shore Boulevard North #62W Susan Barton 239.860.1412 $699,000 4065 Belair Lane Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $1,295,000 505 5th Avenue South #201 Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $2,895,000 717 Pitch Apple Lane Cathy Owen 239.269.3118 $1,495,000 PARK SHORE AQUALANE SHORES THE MOORINGS PARK SHORE OLD NAPLES PELICAN BAY 4151 Gulf Shore Boulevard North #1102 Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $4,495,000 343 4th Avenue South Tom Gasbarro 239.404.4883 $3,595,000 3420 Gulf Shore Boulevard North #26 Larry Roorda 239.860.2534 $450,000 3700 Parkview Way Sandra McCarthy-Meeks 239.287.7921 $1,199,000 2185 Trout Court Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $2,650,000 547 11th Avenue South #204 Sue Black 239.250.5611 $930,000 808 Pine Village Lane Janet Rathbun 239.860.0012 $1,395,000 PARK SHORE OLD NAPLES THE MOORINGS PARK SHORE ROYAL HARBOR OLD NAPLES PELICAN BAY 4151 Gulf Shore Boulevard North #902 Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $4,250,000 255 21st Avenue South Heather Hobrock 239.370.3944 $3,295,000 2900 Gulf Shore Boulevard North #113 Patrick OConnor 239.293.9411 $375,000 3630 Belair Lane #16 Linda Perry 239.450.9113 $785,000 1140 Clam Court #5 Jordan Delaney 239.404.3070 $1,490,000 1015 Sandpiper Street #D-103 Sherry Irvin 239.825.2786 $424,900 573 Tierra Mar Lane Linda Piatt 239.269.2322 $1,350,000 9759 Bentgrass Bend Leah Ritchey/Amy Becker 239.289.0433 $4,995,000 145 Ridge Drive Jordan Delaney 239.404.3070 $4,195,000 PARK SHORE AQUALANE SHORES THE MOORINGS PARK SHORE ROYAL HARBOR ROYAL HARBOR PELICAN BAY BAY COLONY PINE RIDGE 4151 Gulf Shore Boulevard North #903 Amy Becker/Leah Ritchey 239.272.3229 $3,895,000 7035 Greentree Drive Barbi Lowe 239.216.1973 $3,950,000 651 Bridgeway Lane Barbi Lowe 239.216.1973 $950,000 8787 Bay Colony Drive #1503 Barbi Lowe 239.216.1973 $3,880,000 663 Hickory Road Tom Gasbarro 239.404.4883 $3,999,000 PARK SHORE PELICAN BAY PELICAN BAY BAY COLONY PINE RIDGE 4916 Crayton Road Michael G. Lawler 239.261.393 9 $1,495,000 7425 Pelican Bay Boulevard #2201 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.746 3 $3,400,000 6535 Valen Way #E-103 Vickie Larscheid 239.250.504 1 $545,000 8111 Bay Colony Drive #1901 Leah Ritchey/Amy Becker 239.289.043 3 $3,775,000 9823 Montiano Court Jim Berk 239.290.482 0 $2,220,000 PARK SHORE PELICAN BAY PELICAN BAY BAY COLONY TREVISO BAY 362 Carlton Place Wil Bedard 239.961.2710 $1,975,000 3011 Crayton Road John Tobe 239.776.0080 $4,350,000 PELICAN BAY THE MOORINGSYour home is more than a building or an address. Its where you experience life, connection, and growth. The real estate company you choose to represent your property should be as exceptional as you are, and as your next chapter is going to be. In Florida, only Premier Sothebys International Realty oers unrivaled service and limitless opportunities. FIFTH AVENUE | 239.434.8770 DEVELOPMENT SERVICES | 239.403.2200 GREY OAKS | 239.262.5557 HARBOUR POINT |


1576 Marsh Wren Lane Sam Heitman 239.537.2018 $2,095,000 16434 Seneca Way Chloe de Maleissye-Melun 239.287.7431 $2,950,000 1420 Nighthawk Pointe Daniel Guenther 239.357.8121 $7,950,000 16440 Carrara Way #6-102 Chloe de Maleissye-Melun 239.287.7431 $1,100,000 GREY OAKS TALIS PARK GREY OAKS TALIS PARK 1035 Grand Isle Drive Gary Blaine 239.595.2912 $1,400,000 13915 Old Coast Road #1204 Jordan Delaney 239.404.3070 $2,195,000 1234 Gordon River Trail Melissa Williams 239.248.7238 $5,995,000 16437 Carrara Way #202 Chloe de Maleissye-Melun 239.287.7431 $975,000 PELICAN MARSH KALEA BAY GREY OAKS TALIS PARK 9024 Whimbrel Watch Lane #202 Tom/Tess McCarthy 239.243.5520 $659,000 3808 Ruby Way Lura Jones 239.370.5340 $668,000 9910 Montiano Drive Jim Berk 239.290.4820 $1,725,000 16337 Corsica Way Chloe de Maleissye-Melun 239.287.7431 $2,175,000 1399 Great Egret Trail Melissa Williams 239.248.7238 $5,650,000 4083 Aspen Chase Drive Tom Gasbarro 239.404.4883 $949,900 PELICAN MARSH COPPER COVE PRESERVE TREVISO BAY TALIS PARK GREY OAKS STONECREEK 9758 Niblick Lane Ann Marie Shimer 239.825.9020 $3,499,000 40 Seagate Drive #204 Linda Perry 239.450.9113 $1,449,000 141 Edgemere Way South Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $425,000 6636 Glen Arbor Way Patrick OConnor 239.293.9411 $1,100,000 16653 Toscana Circle Chloe de Maleissye-Melun 239.287.7431 $1,850,000 1432 Nighthawk Pointe Sam Heitman 239.537.2018 $4,495,000 246 Audubon Boulevard Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 $695,000 ESTATES AT BAY COLONY NAPLES CAY WYNDEMERE VINEYARDS TALIS PARK GREY OAKS AUDUBON COUNTRY CLUB 1205 Pocantico Lane Jutta V. Lopez 239.659.5113 $3,295,000 798 Regency Reserve Circle #1101 Joanne MacLeod 239.272.7679 $379,000 1050 Borghese Lane #2105 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 $999,000 16508 Talis Park Drive Chloe de Maleissye-Melun 239.287.7431 $1,195,000 2931 Bell”ower Lane Jutta V. Lopez 239.659.5113 $3,190,000 8447 Radclie Terrace #105 Sandra McCarthy-Meeks 239.287.7921 $384,500 COLLIERS RESERVE VINEYARDS HAMMOCK BAY TALIS PARK GREY OAKS VANDERBILT COUNTRY CLUBLuxury residences from $1,995,000Modern style meets the authenticity of Naples. Located in the heart of 5th Avenue South surrounded by upscale boutiques, spas and art galleries. Open regularly.239.261.3939 | 505 ON FIFTHSingle-Family Waterfront Estates from $1,675,000 Private enclave within Treviso Bay. Includes the Arthur Hills TPC 18-hole championship golf course. 239.249.6830 | Estate Homes from $5,995,000 Exclusive Naples golf community. Full array of club amenities. Exceptional location and exquisite homes. 239.262.5557 | PENINSULA AT TREVISO BAY ESTUARY AT GREY OAKS 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. *Source: NABOR MLS Matrix. Sales volume based upon sales from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018.NEW DEVELOPMENTS THIS WEEKS Over 1,100 associates and employeesRENTAL DIVISION | 239.262.4242 MERCATO SALES CENTER | 239.594.9400 HYATT REGENCY COCONUT POINT RESORT AND SPA | 239.301.5300 MARCO ISLAND | 239.642.2222 For your piece of paradise


3301 Runaway Lane Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 $1,199,000 941 Caxambas Drive Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 $1,850,000 9155 Gulf Shore Drive #401 Leah Ritchey/Amy Becker 239.289.0433 $1,250,000 6376 Costa Circle Vito A. Galatro 239.595.6669 $1,000,000 167 Leeward Court Darlene Roddy 239.404.0685 $1,079,700 1 Crescent Island Burns Family 239.464.2984 $2,599,000 FIDDLERS CREEK MARCO ISLAND VANDERBILT BEACH LELY RESORT MARCO ISLAND SANIBEL 9343 Chiasso Court Lura Jones 239.370.5340 $749,500 540 South Heathwood Drive Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 $1,585,000 11030 Gulf Shore Drive #201 Jon Peter Vollmer 239.250.9414 $724,900 8820 Mustang Island Circle Michael Husted 239.825.0857 $559,900 212 Windbrook Court Larry Caruso 239.394.9191 $949,000 14865 Mango Court Burns Family 239.464.2984 $1,295,000 FIDDLERS CREEK MARCO ISLAND VANDERBILT BEACH LELY RESORT MARCO ISLAND CAPTIVA 9234 Campanile Circle #204 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 $590,000 1734 Hummingbird Court Brock/Julie Wilson 239.821.9545 $1,259,000 11030 Gulf Shore Drive #204 Linda Perry 239.450.9113 $654,000 7849 Hawthorne Drive #804 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 $379,000 1100 Cara Court Darlene Roddy 239.404.0685 $869,000 22231 Wood Run Court Roxanne Jeske 239.450.5210 $1,275,000 23273 Salinas Way Teri Pytel 847.274.1195 $699,000 527 East Gulf Drive #107 Burns Family 239.464.2984 $925,000 FIDDLERS CREEK MARCO ISLAND VANDERBILT BEACH LELY RESORT MARCO ISLAND THE BROOKS BONITA LAKES GULF BEACH 9150 Cherry Oaks Lane #201 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 $473,900 875 South Heathwood Drive Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 $2,850,000 3890 Aloha Lane Yola Zapiec 239.848.6693 $2,450,000 8355 Mystic Greens Way #1903 Sean Meehan 239.404.0109 $359,900 680 Inlet Drive Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 $450,000 10072 Magnolia Bend Roxanne Jeske 239.450.5210 $1,275,000 20136 Cheetah Lane Maxwell Thompson 239.989.3855 $650,000 1244 Par View Drive Burns Family 239.464.2984 $899,000 FIDDLERS CREEK MARCO ISLAND IMPERIAL SHORES LELY RESORT MARCO ISLAND THE BROOKS WILDCAT RUN SANIBEL 3755 Montreux Lane #2-203 Joanne MacLeod 239.272.767 9 $365,000 23650 Via Veneto #502 Pamela Hershberger 239.784.753 4 $525,000 3426 Runaway Court Michelle Thomas 239.860.717 6 $1,225,000 28619 Via D Arezzo Drive Roxanne Jeske 239.450.521 0 $795,000 20237 Corkscrew Shores Boulevard Erik David Barber 323.513.639 1 $495,000 520 Useppa Island Brian McColgan 239.410.785 0 $395,000 FIDDLERS CREEK BONITA BAY FIDDLERS CREEK VASARI COUNTRY CLUB CORKSCREW SHORES USEPPA ISLAND SANIBEL | 239.472.2735 SOUTHEAST NAPLES | 239.449.3400 THE VILLAGE | 239.261.6161 VANDERBILT | 239.594.9494 Your home is more than a building or an address. Its where you experience life, connection, and growth. The real estate company you choose to represent your property should be as exceptional as you are, and as your next chapter is going to be. In Florida, only Premier Sothebys International Realty oers unrivaled service and limitless


BROKER PARTICIPATION WELCOME. ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. NOT AN OFFERING WHERE PROHIBITED BY STATE LAW. PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. Presenting our ESTATES of EXCELLENCETOUR 9 EXCEPTIONALLY DESIGNED CUSTOM HOMESTHIS SATURDAY & SUNDAY | Noon–4:00p.m. FLStockDevelopment StockDevelopment Join us for a tour of our “nest estate homes in Naples best-selling luxury community. Quail West is the pinnacle of luxurious living, with our spectacular 70,000-square-foot clubhouse, two-story “tness center and beautifully restored championship golf courses.6289 BURNHAM ROAD | NAPLES, FL 34119 | 239.592.1010 | QUAILWEST.COM From $1.5 million to over $4 millionQUAIL WEST REALTY, EXCLUSIVE SALES AGENT, LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER FONTAINE | 5916 Burnham Road MCGARVEY CUSTOM HOMES 4 Bed | 4 1/2 Bath | 5,665 sq. ft. | $4,750,000ATHERTON | 13850 Williston Way STOCK CUSTOM HOMES 4 Bed | 5 1/2 Bath | 4,561 sq. ft. | $3,699,990 LADERA | 13981 Williston Way DIAMOND CUSTOM HOMES 4 Bed | 5 + 2 1/2 Bath | 5,568 sq. ft. | $4,595,000 IL CORTILE | 28981 Somers Drive MCGARVEY CUSTOM HOMES 3 Bed | 4 1/2 Bath | 4,631 sq. ft. | $3,875,000 GLENDALE | 5946 Sunnyslope Drive STOCK CUSTOM HOMES 4 Bed | 4 1/2 Bath | 4,173 sq. ft. | $3,295,000 SOPHIA III | 5930 Sunnyslope Drive STOCK CUSTOM HOMES 4 Bed | 4 1/2 Bath | 4,892 sq. ft. | $4,145,000 UNQ UESTIONABLY THE BEST. 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n i i i i i i i i i i i i i i t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y e e e e e e e e e Y e e e e e e e e e e e e e Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y e e e e e e e e Y e e e e e e e e e e e e Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y e e Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r CAMBRIDGE | 6121 Sunnyslope Drive FLORIDA LIFESTYLE HOMES 4 Bed | 4 1/2 Bath | 3,680 sq. ft. | $2,335,000 CASA BORDOLINO | 6445 Dunberry Lane STOCK CUSTOM HOMES 4 Bed | 4 + 2 1/2 Bath | 6,193 sq. ft. | $4,995,000 GLENDALE | 5030 Groveland Terrace STOCK CUSTOM HOMES 4 Bed | 4 1/2 Bath | 4,173 sq. ft. | $3,150,340


B10 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 14-20, 2019 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY For more information on living the Twin Eagles lifesty le please contact Cassi DiStefano at 239.354.1700 Unlimited Championship Golf Opportunities Friendships for a Lifetime Fascinating Wildlife Golf at its Finest Social Activities All YearCDH furnishes Seagate’s Grenada model at Windward IsleClive Daniel Homes multiple awardwinning interior designers Rebekah Errett-Pikosky and Charlie Hansen recently guided the installation of furnishings for Seagate Development Groups two-story Grenada Model at Windward Isle, a gated enclave of 28 single-family luxury homes just south of Orange Blossom Drive on Airport-Pulling Road in North Naples. Windward Isle was named the 2019 Aurora Awards Residential Community of the year. Located at 6831 Mangrove Avenue, the home is priced at $1.925 million, to include furnishings, this luxury residence with an open concept plan is 4,276-square-feet under air and 5,789 total square feet. The home features four bedrooms, den, game room, four full baths and one half-bath, a spacious great room, dining area, and kitchen, as well as a study with a walk-in closet. The master suite and a guest suite are on the first floor. Two upstairs bedrooms and a game room offer an area for studying, entertaining, and relaxation. One of the upstairs bedrooms has a covered outdoor balcony. The plan offers a three-car garage, and an expansive outdoor living area. The covered lanai provides a comfortable outdoor gathering space complete with a fireplace and kitchen, 400-square-foot swimming pool and spa with a brick paver deck and tropical landscaping.Commented interior designer Rebekah Errett-Pikosky, The Grenada model will showcase a casual elegance with plenty of space for entertaining. This model also features an exercise room/her office and a study/his office, which makes this home perfect for working adults or retirees. The color palette is a mix of dusty teal, inky navy blues, and platinum gray! Neutral light backgrounds and trim details will be located throughout the home to accentuate each space. Standard features for Windward Isle homes include a West Indies architectural style with custom details and accents. Intricate precast trim on the first story front and rear elevations will contribute to the pleasing look of the residences. Decorative exterior lighting fixtures, eight-foot double mahogany front doors with two-foot transom windows, epoxy finished garage floors, a 400-square-foot pool with a brick-paver pool deck, and tropical landscaping are all standard.Headquartered in Fort Myers, Seagate is a Preferred Builder in Quail West and at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club. Seagate Development Group LLC is a full-service commercial and residential development and construction company and a provider of commercial property management services. The company is also a preferred builder of custom grand estate residences within Quail West. For additional information, visit Clive Daniel Home is located on U.S. 41 in Naples and has won 344 awards for excellence in creative design since its opening in 2011, including Best Showroom for six consecutive years. A second showroom is located in Boca Raton. Contact Daniel Lubner at 239292-3717.


ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, MAKE REFERENCE TO THIS BROCHURE AND TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY CHAPTER 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. CONGREGATE Congregate clubside. Without ever leaving home.Whether meeting friends for a poolside drink or gathering together for dinner at the club, this is the perfect place to celebrate each and every day of a quintessential seamlessly into a carefree resort lifestyle and sun-drenched days give way to glorious gulf sunsets. Forever views that are forever yours. Tower 300 pre-construction from $1.5M | Tower 200 occupancy Summer 2020 13910 Old Coast R oad, Naples, FL 34110 239-793-0110


Florida Locations: Bonita Springs / Fort Myers, Naples/Marco Isl a North Carolina Location s Sapphire Valle y 1201 GALLEON DR., NAPLES 5 BR, 6 BA Estate, Over 9,700 S.F. $13,245,000 MLS 217020067 Call for Details! 239.213.9100 OPEN 11/17 1:00PM 4:00PM PORT ROYAL351 NEAPOLITAN WAY, NAPLES Furnished 3 BR, 5 BA + Den, 3 Car Garage Waterfall Swimming Pool & Spa $4,200,000 MLS 218018897 Dodona & Ornela, The Roboci Team 239.776.8123 OPEN SUNDAYS 1:00PM 4:00PM PARK SHORE5019 GROVELAND TER., NAPLES Spectacular Dream Home, Italian Architecture Lakefront, 7 BR, Guest House, 4 CG $3,695,000 MLS 219069836 Mike & Lauren Taranto 239.572.0066 NEW LISTING OPEN 11/17 1:00PM 4:00PM QUAIL WEST $3,200,000 MLS 219071490 Liz Appling 239.272.7201 $2,995,000 MLS 219053874 Kevin O'Leary 603.616.6010 $2,950,000 MLS 219028569 Connie Lummis, The Lummis Team 239.289.3543 4851 BONITA BAY BLVD. #1704, BONITA 17th Floor Timeless Sky Home w/Elevator Sweeping Estero Bay & Gulf Views $2,300,000 MLS 219016488 Connie Lummis, The Lummis Team 239.289.3543 OPEN 11/17 1:00PM 4:00PM BONITA BAY TAVIRA3610 BAY CREEK DR., BONITA Architectural French Chateau Generously Sized Living & Entertainment Space $2,295,000 MLS 219059521 Cindy Reyf 239.216.6366 OPEN 11/17 & 11/20 2:00PM 5:00PM PELICAN LANDING9301 LAKEBEND PRESERVE CT., ESTERO Finest Location in Shadow Wood Large Private Lot, .68 Acres, Private Lake $2,250,000 MLS 219067522 Sue Ellen Mathers 239.877.2726 OPEN 11/17 1:00PM 4:00PM SHADOW WOOD AT THE BROOKS $1,895,000 MLS 219007651 Sue Ellen Mathers 239.877.2726 $1,799,000 MLS 218075202 Elizabeth Lodge 239.682.5615 $1,635,000 MLS 219028073 Connie Lummis, The Lummis Team 239.289.3543 555 PORTSMOUTH CT., NAPLES 4 BR, 5 BA, Remodeled w/Designer Finishes 4 Car GA w/Golf Cart Entrance $1,450,000 MLS 219072757 Doug Haughey 239.961.1561 NEW LISTING AUDUBON10229 IDLE PINE LN., ESTERO Vanishing Edge Pool/Spa Gourmet Natural Gas Kitchen $1,055,000 MLS 219067033 Steve Wolfson 239.273.1417 OPEN 11/17 1:00PM 4:00PM SHADOW WOOD AT THE BROOKS3621 SANCTUARY LAKES DR., BONITA Great Location, Large Lot w/Lake View 3,372 S.F., 3 BR, 4 BA + Den $979,000 MLS 219062833 Sue Ellen Mathers 239.877.2726 PELICAN LANDING $899,000 MLS 219062657 Dotti Fagan, The Fagan Team 239.272.4946 $839,000 MLS 219059957 Mike & Lauren Taranto 239.572.0066 $749,000 MLS 219066448 Sue Ellen Mathers 239.877.2726 5058 ANDROS DR., NAPLES 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths + Den Great Room with 14' Ceilings $920,000 MLS 219065816 Steve Wolfson 239.273.1417 NEW PRICE OPEN 11/17 1:00PM 4:00PM ISLES OF COLLIER PRESERVE $900,000 MLS 219072305 Kurt Petersen, Petersen Team 239.777.0408 28508 SAN AMARO DR., BONITA 3 BR, 3 BA + Den, 2,770 S.F. Designer Kitchen w/Custom Cabinets $749,000 MLS 219070376 Sue Ellen Mathers 239.877.2726 NEW LISTING SPANISH WELLS CORDOVA24377 STILLWELL PKWY., BONITA Upgraded 4 BR, 2 BA, 2 CG, 2,200+ S.F. Over 1 Acre, Full Hurricane Protection $698,900 MLS 219065311 Corye Reiter, The Lummis Team 239.273.3722 OPEN 11/17 1:00PM 4:00PM SAN CARLOS ESTATES445 CHARTWELL PL., NAPLES 5 BR, 3.5 BA, 2 CG, Over 3,000 S.F. 2 Story, Pool/Spa, W. Exposure $625,000 MLS 219070965 Connie Lummis, The Lummis Team 239.289.3543 NEW LISTING OPEN 11/17 1:00PM 4:00PM EDEN ON THE BAY $589,000 MLS 219064297 Steve Wolfson 239.273.1417 $569,000 MLS 219058996 Dotti Fagan, The Fagan Team 239.272.4946 $549,000 MLS 219071747 Dotti Fagan, The Fagan Team 239.272.4946 470 LAUNCH CIR. #V303, NAPLES 3 BR, 2 BA, Resort Style Pool Views Turnkey, Amazing Rental Income Secured $625,000 MLS 219045936 Joe Epifanio, Epifanio Team 239.825.6161 VANDERBILT BEACH $610,000 Call for Details! Dotti Fagan, The Fagan Team 239.272.4946 4844 TARPON AVE., BONITA Sailboat Gulf Access, No Bridges 1 Mile to Beach, 90'+/of Canal Frontage $538,970 MLS 219030466 Paula Towell 239.410.6888 SNARKAGE27141 BRENDAN WAY, BONITA 3 BR, 3 BA, Pool + Separate Cabana Deeded Boat Dock on Imperial River $535,000 MLS 219062377 Patty Vahle 239.450.7805 BRENDAN COVE28367 DEL LAGO WAY, BONITA Beautiful, Light & Bright w/New Roof 3 BR, 2.5 BA + Den, 2,828 S.F. $510,000 MLS 219057365 The Boeglin Team 239.287.6414 SPANISH WELLS $498,000 MLS 219070600 Frank Greulich, Epifanio Team 239.443.8443 $489,900 MLS 219029708 Joe Epifanio, Epifanio Team 239.825.6161 $485,000 MLS 219066144 The Boeglin Team 239.287.6414 6597 MARBELLA DR., NAPLES 2 Story Home w/Lake Views Spacious 4 BR, 3 BA, 3 Car Garage $509,000 MLS 219007439 Jackie Gantzer 239.825.3206 MARBELLA LAKES $499,900 MLS 219066626 Corye Reiter, The Lummis Team 239.273.3722 3451 BALLYBRIDGE CIR. #201, BONITA 3 BR, 2 BA, 2,100+ S.F. Under Air Remodeled & Beautifully Furnished $415,000 MLS 219063316 Sue Ellen Mathers 239.877.2726 OPEN 11/17 1:00PM 4:00PM PELICAN LANDING SOUTHBRIDGE20382 BLACK TREE LN., ESTERO Great Floor Plan, 3 Master Suites + Office 18' Master Closet & Custom Built-Ins $413,000 MLS 219046816 Darlene Rice 239.325.3537 OPEN 11/17 1:00PM 4:00PM PRESERVE AT CORKSCREW4411 RIVERWATCH DR. #101, BONITA Fabulous Sunsets, Lake View, SW Exposure 2 BR, 2 BA + Den, 1 CG, Glassed-In Lanai $375,000 MLS 219060361 Cathy Lieberman & Cindy Reiff 239.777.2441 BONITA BAY HARBOR LANDING $325,000 MLS 219060961 Jamie Lienhardt 239.565.4268 $300,000 MLS 219054786 Lily Savage, Epifanio Team 239.601.5299 $289,000 MLS 219062559 The Bordner Team 239.989.8829 28555 CARLOW CT. #1001, BONITA 3 BR, 2 BA, 2 Car GA, 2,300+ S.F. Bundled Golf, Lake/Golf Views $369,900 MLS 219058675 Corye Reiter, The Lummis Team 239.273.3722 NEW PRICE OPEN 11/17 1:00PM 4:00PM BONITA NATIONAL $349,000 MLS 219056812 Jennifer Naples 239.297.2957 7903 BRISTOL CIR., NAPLES 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths + Loft, 2 Car GA Private Preserve View $282,000 MLS 219046323 Michelle Jackson, Epifano Team 239.940.0812 BRISTOL PINES20921 WILDCAT RUN DR., ESTERO Spacious 3 BR, 2.5 BA, 2 Car Garage Villa Lake & Preserve View $269,000 MLS 218054083 Carol Jones 239.250.4310 OPEN 11/17 1:00PM 4:00PM WILDCAT RUN26485 LUCKY STONE RD. #102, BONITA Tranquil Preserve Setting, Quiet Location Wood Cabinetry & Granite $269,000 MLS 219008037 Deb Adams-Bateman 239.273.4824 HAWTHORNE $239,888 MLS 219061477 Frank Greulich, Epifanio Team 239.443.8443 $230,000 MLS 219065947 Patty Vahle 239.450.7805 $219,000 MLS 219061458 Jim Griffith, The Boeglin Team 239.322.2409 22800 SAGO POINTE DR. #2505, ESTERO 2 BR, 2 BA + Den, 1 Car GA, 1,600+ S.F. Turnkey Furnished, Lake & Golf Views $265,000 MLS 219028551 Corye Reiter, The Lummis Team 239.273.3722 COPPERLEAF AT THE BROOKS $240,000 MLS 219061875 Jamie Lienhardt 239.565.4268

PAGE 37 / Estero, Cape Coral, Captiva Island, a nd, Ocala and Sanibel Island s : Cashiers, Highlands and y /Lake Toxaway $13,245,000 MLS 217020067 Call for Details! 239.213.9100 $4,200,000 MLS 218018897 Dodona & Ornela, The Roboci Team 239.776.8123 $3,695,000 MLS 219069836 Mike & Lauren Taranto 239.572.0066 2640 TARPON RD., NAPLES Tip of Royal Harbor, 173' Seawall, 0.54 Acres Remodeled 2017, Wide Water Views $3,200,000 MLS 219071490 Liz Appling 239.272.7201 NEW LISTING ROYAL HARBOR1281 STONE CT., MARCO ISLAND Direct Gulf Access Panoramic Views of Basin to Gulf $2,995,000 MLS 219053874 Kevin O'Leary 603.616.6010 MARCO ISLAND26110 MANDEVILLA DR., BONITA Custom Harwick 4 BR, 4.5 BA + Den, 3 CG Golf & Lake Views $2,950,000 MLS 219028569 Connie Lummis, The Lummis Team 239.289.3543 OPEN 11/17 1:00PM 4:00PM BONITA BAY SPRING RIDGE $2,300,000 MLS 219016488 Connie Lummis, The Lummis Team 239.289.3543 $2,295,000 MLS 219059521 Cindy Reyf 239.216.6366 $2,250,000 MLS 219067522 Sue Ellen Mathers 239.877.2726 4731 BONITA BAY BLVD. #1704, BONITA Panoramic Views of the Gulf Largest Floor Plan, Over 4,000 S.F. $1,895,000 MLS 219007651 Sue Ellen Mathers 239.877.2726 OPEN 11/17 1:00PM 4:00PM BONITA BAY HORIZONS16776 BRIGHTLING WAY, NAPLES Custom 3 BR, 5.5 BA + Den, Pool/Spa Stunning Golf Course & Lake Views $1,799,000 MLS 218075202 Elizabeth Lodge 239.682.5615 TALIS PARK4731 BONITA BAY BLVD. #703, BONITA 3 BR, 4 BA + Den/4th BR, 2 Terraces, 3,417 S.F. Breathtaking Gulf & Bay Views $1,635,000 MLS 219028073 Connie Lummis, The Lummis Team 239.289.3543 OPEN 11/17 1:00PM 4:00PM BONITA BAY HORIZONS $1,450,000 MLS 219072757 Doug Haughey 239.961.1561 $1,055,000 MLS 219067033 Steve Wolfson 239.273.1417 $979,000 MLS 219062833 Sue Ellen Mathers 239.877.2726 15679 VILLORESI WAY, NAPLES Breathtaking Sunrise Lake Views 3 BR, 3 BA, Great Room Floor Plan $899,000 MLS 219062657 Dotti Fagan, The Fagan Team 239.272.4946 OPEN 11/17 1:00PM 4:00PM MEDITERRA VILLORESI101 GREENFIELD CT., NAPLES Prime Lakefront Corner Location 3 Bedrooms with 2 Story Guest House $839,000 MLS 219059957 Mike & Lauren Taranto 239.572.0066 AUDUBON GOLF & CC11572 AMALFI WAY, ESTERO Custom Built 3 BR, 3 BA + Den Great Lot, Lake & Golf Course Views $749,000 MLS 219066448 Sue Ellen Mathers 239.877.2726 OPEN 11/17 1:00PM 4:00PM GRANDEZZA SANTA LUCIA $920,000 MLS 219065816 Steve Wolfson 239.273.1417 1120 SANDPIPER ST., NAPLES Direct Gulf Access, No Bridges Newer Dock & Electric Lift $900,000 MLS 219072305 Kurt Petersen, Petersen Team 239.777.0408 NEW LISTING OPEN 11/17 1:00PM 4:00PM OYSTER BAY $749,000 MLS 219070376 Sue Ellen Mathers 239.877.2726 $698,900 MLS 219065311 Corye Reiter, The Lummis Team 239.273.3722 $625,000 MLS 219070965 Connie Lummis, The Lummis Team 239.289.3543 884 VILLA FLORENZA DR., NAPLES Great Golf Course View Seller Very Motivated $589,000 MLS 219064297 Steve Wolfson 239.273.1417 OPEN 11/17 1:00PM 4:00PM VINEYARDS VILLA FLORENZA26270 DEVONSHIRE CT. #101, BONITA 3 BR, 3 BA, 2 Car Detached Garage Stunning Golf Course Views $569,000 MLS 219058996 Dotti Fagan, The Fagan Team 239.272.4946 NEW PRICE OPEN 11/17 1:00PM 4:00PM BONITA BAY WATERFORD26661 EGRETS LANDING DR. #102, BONITA Rarely Available 1st Floor, 3 BR, 3 BA Private Picturesque Golf Course Views $549,000 MLS 219071747 Dotti Fagan, The Fagan Team 239.272.4946 NEW LISTING OPEN 11/17 1:00PM 4:00PM BONITA BAY EGRETS LANDING $625,000 MLS 219045936 Joe Epifanio, Epifanio Team 239.825.6161 25941 NESTING CT. #102, BONITA Expansive Water, Preserve & Golf View Upgraded Throughout, 3 BR, 3 BA $610,000 Call for Details! Dotti Fagan, The Fagan Team 239.272.4946 NEW LISTING OPEN 11/17 1:00PM 4:00PM BONITA BAY EAGLES NEST $538,970 MLS 219030466 Paula Towell 239.410.6888 $535,000 MLS 219062377 Patty Vahle 239.450.7805 $510,000 MLS 219057365 The Boeglin Team 239.287.6414 2864 COCO LAKES DR., NAPLES Lakefront 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms $498,000 MLS 219070600 Frank Greulich, Epifanio Team 239.443.8443 OPEN 11/17 12:00PM 3:00PM COCO LAKES MONTEBELLO271 SOUTHBAY DR. #231, NAPLES 2 BR, 2 BA Waterfront Condo Boaters' Dream Boat Slip Included! $489,900 MLS 219029708 Joe Epifanio, Epifanio Team 239.825.6161 VANDERBILT BEACH9925 EL GRECO CIR., BONITA Beautiful Curb Appeal, 4 BR, 2 BA Lovely Golf Course & Pond View $485,000 MLS 219066144 The Boeglin Team 239.287.6414 OPEN 11/17 1:00PM 4:00PM SPANISH WELLS $509,000 MLS 219007439 Jackie Gantzer 239.825.3206 14099 TIVOLI TER., BONITA 3 BR, 2 BA + Den, 2 CG, 2,000+ S.F. Golf Membership Immediately Available $499,900 MLS 219066626 Corye Reiter, The Lummis Team 239.273.3722 OPEN 11/17 1:00PM 4:00PM PALMIRA LA TREMITI $415,000 MLS 219063316 Sue Ellen Mathers 239.877.2726 $413,000 MLS 219046816 Darlene Rice 239.325.3537 $375,000 MLS 219060361 Cathy Lieberman & Cindy Reiff 239.777.2441 20381 ROOKERY DR., ESTERO 2 BR, 2 BA + Den, 2 Car Garage Open Concept, San Marco Floor Plan $325,000 MLS 219060961 Jamie Lienhardt 239.565.4268 ROOKERY POINTE8440 MYSTIC GREENS WAY #1002, NAPLES 2 BR, 2 BA, Open Den/Dining, Attached GA 1st Floor, Modern & Airy, Gated Community $300,000 MLS 219054786 Lily Savage, Epifanio Team 239.601.5299 NEW PRICE OPEN 11/17 1:00PM 4:00PM LELY RESORT20031 SEAGROVE ST. #1408, ESTERO 2nd Floor Condo, 3 BR, 3 BA + Den Upgraded w/Attached Garage $289,000 MLS 219062559 The Bordner Team 239.989.8829 GRANDEZZA GOLF & CC $369,900 MLS 219058675 Corye Reiter, The Lummis Team 239.273.3722 10871 CROOKED RIVER RD. #202, ESTERO Popular 2nd Floor Carriage Home Resort Style Living $349,000 MLS 219056812 Jennifer Naples 239.297.2957 THE BROOKS LIGHTHOUSE BAY $282,000 MLS 219046323 Michelle Jackson, Epifano Team 239.940.0812 $269,000 MLS 218054083 Carol Jones 239.250.4310 $269,000 MLS 219008037 Deb Adams-Bateman 239.273.4824 6285 WILSHIRE PINES CIR. #7-706, NAPLES 2 BR, 2 BA + Den, 2nd Floor Coach Home Private Long Lake View, Amazing Location $239,888 MLS 219061477 Frank Greulich, Epifanio Team 239.443.8443 OPEN 11/16 12:00PM 3:00PM WILSHIRE LAKES27601 HACIENDA EAST BLVD. #326A, BONITA Awesome Lake View Townhome 2 BR, 2.5 BA w/Garage $230,000 MLS 219065947 Patty Vahle 239.450.7805 NEW PRICE HACIENDA VILLAGE9860 COSTA MESA LN. #512, BONITA Turnkey 3 BR, 2 BA, 1 Car Garage Expansive Lake & Golf Course Views $219,000 MLS 219061458 Jim Griffith, The Boeglin Team 239.322.2409 OPEN 11/17 1:00PM 4:00PM SPANISH WELLS $265,000 MLS 219028551 Corye Reiter, The Lummis Team 239.273.3722 12802 MAIDEN CANE LN., BONITA Spacious 2 BR, 2 BA + Den, 2 CG Villa Golf & Furniture Included $240,000 MLS 219061875 Jamie Lienhardt 239.565.4268 NEW PRICE OPEN 11/17 1:00PM 4:00PM HUNTERS RIDGE


B14 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 14-20, 2019 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYHard hat tours to begin in Kalea Bay’s Tower 200New “Modern Zen” Model by W Design to OpenAs Tower 200 continues to rise over the Gulf of Mexico at Kalea Bay, the sales team is gearing up for hard hat tours commencing Nov. 18th. Our new model by W Design entitled Modern Zen is a study in contrast with light and dark coloring in each room, said Inga Lodge, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Kalea Bay. This home feels a bit like a trip to an urban resort with elements of both tranquility and sophistication infused in it. Prospective buyers are going to love what shes done here. The model has a contemporary, organic vibe to it thanks to various hardwoods, clean lines and geometric shapes which serve to give the residence an edgy twist. For example, the morning room has a wood feature wall that creates the background for the seating area while pops of white in the chandelier, artwork and upholstery provide the contrast. Dramatic ceiling details, such as those found in the living room, showcase white high lacquered center panels creating a grid pattern. Reflective surfaces on the ceiling and behind the bookshelves allow light to dance while views of the water and sky are reflected in them. A few residences remain in Tower 200 which is priced from $1.4 million. Hard hat tours are available daily but appointments are necessary. According to Lodge, sales of Tower 200 recently topped the 85% mark, prompting the release of Tower 300. Tower 300 represents an opportunity for buyers to get in on the proverbial ground floor, she said. At prices that will not last. Pricing for Tower 300 begins at $1.5 million. She attributes the brisk pace of sales to the communitys 88,000-square-foot main amenity area located on the north side of the large lake just inside the main entrance. Were fortunate in that not only do we have a wonderful community but we have a fully operational clubhouse and amenity package that our residents and prospective residents can touch and feel, she said. It truly is the social and recreational centerpiece of the community, she said, But its also the envy of every community in the Naples area. The 25,000-square-foot clubhouse 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, a fitness center, the caf Bistro, a lakeside fire pit, kids game room and event lawn. All three pools overlook the lake and provide a multitude of recreational options. Expansive sun decks with lounge chairs and native, tropical plants separate each of the three pools for the ultimate in privacy. If basking in the sun or taking a refreshing dip in the pool isnt on your 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. In fact, the clubhouse at Kalea Bay has two restaurants, the Driftwood Caf and the Salt and Oak Restaurant. The Driftwood Caf is open for breakfast and lunch. The Salt and Oak Restaurant is designed for an elegant dining experience and includes such features as a private dining room, a banquet room and wine tasting room among others. The state-of-the-art fitness center features Peloton bicycles, as well as assorted strength machines, free weights and a stretch area. For those residents who have young children or grandchildren, the clubhouse will delight one and all with a teen lounge, complete with virtual reality and PS4 games, foosball, WiFi, multiple TVs and a kids game room with child-size furniture, books, chalkboard and TVs. Adjacent to the clubhouse lies the tennis pavilion with 4 Har-Tru tennis courts, as well as eight pickleball courts. Guest suites for overnight guests are also located nearby. Residents also have a shuttle service from the clubhouse to local beaches. Like Tower 100, which was sold out in January of last year, and Tower 200, Tower 300 will also offer its residents phenomenal views of the Gulf of Mexico as well as spectacular onsite amenities, both on its roof, and at the communitys main amenity area. Tower 300 stands 22 stories in height with 120 residences. Specifically, its 20 floors of supreme residential living over two floors of parking. It will also have similar rooftop amenities as those found in Tower 100 and 200, including a rooftop pool, open-air fitness center and a sky lounge. Six floor plans are available ranging from three-bedroom plus den/threeand-a-half-baths to four-bedroom/fourand-a-half-baths. All of the units range between 3,722 to 3,905 total square feet. Each residence has an open floor plan that allows the living, dining and kitchen areas to spill out onto an expansive open lanai, destined to become a true outdoor living room. Kitchens include such standard features that most consider upgrades such as luxury cabinetry, quartz countertops and an oversized island along with SubZero and Wolf appliances. Our residents love the fact that the building has natural gas, she said. Most others in Naples dont have that luxury. 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 a glass-enclosed shower. Additional residential features include floor-to-ceiling windows and doors that open to large lanais with transparent glass rails. High-tech wiring and fully equipped laundry rooms round out the list of features.For more information visit Kalea Bays onsite sales center. It is located on Vanderbilt Drive, two-thirds of a mile north of Wiggins Pass Road. Call (239) 793-0110 or visit ADVERTORIAL Above: The new model by W Design uses high contrasts throughout such as dark woods and white details. Left: Tower 200 features a rooftop terrace with spectacular gulf views. Below: Ceiling details such as those found in the master bedroom are hallmarks of the design of the Modern Zen model. Bottom: Hard hat tours are available in Tower 200 as it continues to rise.


Entrance fees from $1.5 million and 70% refundable Sales Gallery open Monday Friday | 7330 Premier Drive, Naples Call 239-778-9837 | Visit r a t i n g s b y F i t c h a n d S & P P P A l l d i m e n s i o n s a r e a p p r o x i m a t e . A c t u a l g r o s s s q u a r e f o o t a g e m a y v a r y . A l l i m a g e s a r e c on c e p t u a l r e n d e r i n g s a n d r a t i i n g s b y F i i t c h a n d S & P P . P P A l l d i i m e n s i i o n s a r e a p p r o x i i m a t e . A c t u a l g r o s s s q u a r e f o o t a g e m a y v a r y . A l l i i m a g e s a r e c o n c e p t u a l r e n d e r i i n g s a n d Now Selling Clubhouse ResidencesSince when do you compromise on quality?True quality is unmistakable. Its what you expect from a lifetime of hard work and great success. So now is not the time to start compromising. One community offers the level of excellence youre accustomed to, from your morning game of pickleball, to lunch at the poolside bistro to a lavish cocktail party at the clubhouse. And of course, where concierge physicians and personalized healthcare are included. Create your future here. INFORMATIONAL LUNCHEONFriday | November 22nd In our Sales Gallery located at 7330 Premier Drive RSVP by November 20th by calling 239-778-9837


from the $400s to over $7 millionFrom quality-built Classic Homes to masterfully crafted Signature Residences and uniquely inspired Custom Estates, Stock oers the widest collection of award-winning ”oor plans in the most sought-after lifestyle communities in Southwest Florida, all beautifully designed and created by the regions leading luxury homebuilder for over 17 years. Wherever you want to live, theres a Stock home waiting for you. Tour our luxury models and move-in-ready homes today and “nd the home of your dreams.BROKER PARTICIPATION WELCOMED. ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS REFERENCE SHOULD BE MADE TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. NOT AN OFFERING WHERE PROHIBITED BY STATE LAW. PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. THE BUILDER YOU ADMIRE IN THE COMMUNITIES YOU DESIRE BABCOCK RANCH | FORT MYERS | MARCO ISLAND | NAPLES | PALM BEACH | SARASOTA FLStockDevelopment | 239.592.7344


QUAIL WEST28696 La Caille Drive | 3+den/3.2 | $1,495,000QUAIL WEST5923 Sunnyslope Drive | 4+den/4.1 | $2,295,000PALAZZO AT NAPLES10055 Florence Circle | 3+den/2.1 | $574,995 The Power of PartnershipReputation for Results.THE GRIFFERTY GROUP Tom Grifferty, Realtor 239-293-9560TGrifferty@JohnRWood.comCarmen Grifferty, Realtor 239-293-9570CGrifferty@JohnRWood.comKim Basa, Realtor OPEN SUNDAY 1-4 PM No One Knows Mediterra Like We Do! Mediterra | 15310 Corsini Way, Naples, FL 34110 OPEN SUNDAY, NOV. 17TH | 1PM-4PM$4,400,000 | 4 BEDROOMS + DEN | 5 FULL + 1 HALF BATHS FULL MEDITERRA GOLF MEMBERSHIP ELIGIBILITY AVAILABLE! RECENTLY PAINTED & REFRESHED BOTH INSIDE AND OUT STYLISH HOME THEATER AND BONUS GAME ROOM STUNNING MULTI-LEVEL LANAI WITH INFINITY EDGE POOL 15106 Frescott Way $3,895,000 15187 Brolio Way $3,650,000 15163 Brolio Lane $3,595,000 16033 Trebbio Way $2,995,000 28040 Castellano Way $2,820,000 Mediterra | 15612 Villoresi Way, Naples, FL 34110 OPEN SUNDAY, NOV. 17TH | 1PM-4PM$1,295,000 | 3 BEDROOMS | 3 FULL + 1 HALF BATHS LIGHT & BRIGHT! NEW WOOD FLOORS! NEW FURNISHINGS! PROFESSIONALLY DESIGNED WITH CUSTOM UPGRADES & FINISHES QUARTZ COUNTERTOPS CUSTOM LIGHTING BRAND NEW KITCHEN SPARKLING POOL & SPILLOVER SPA WITH TRANQUIL LAKE VIEWS MARY MaryAnastos.PremierSothebysRealty.comSothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each office is independently owned and operated. Equal Housing Opportunity. Property information herein is derived from various sources including, but not limited to, county records and multiple listing services, and may include approximations. All information is deemed accurate and neither suggests nor infers that Sothebys International Realty participated as either the listing or cooperating agent or broker in the sale or purchase of the properties depicted.Move into these family and pet-friendly communities and enjoy fabulous amenities including resort-style pools, kid pools and play areas, clubhouses, social rooms, game rooms with pool tables, basketball courts and tennis courts. 6522 MONTEREY POINT, UNIT 203 Lives like a house at 2,143sq ft. Three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths and garage. Lots of upgrades. $324,900 6532 MONTEREY POINT, UNIT 203 Lake view southern exposure, three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths and garage. Furniture included. $324,900 6677 MARBELLA LANE Unique floor plan, four bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, two car garage and a pool. $575,000 6522 MONTEREY POINT, UNIT 103 Move in condition two bedrooms, two baths, den and garage. Fully furnished and ready for season. $289,900 MARBELLA LAKES | MARBELLA ISLES13483 SUMTER LANE Watch the sun set from this lakefront villa. Fully furnished with lots of upgrades, two bedrooms, two baths, den and two car garage. $498,900 MARBELLA LAKES MARBELLA LAKES MARBELLA LAKES MARBELLA LAKES MARBELLA ISLES UNDER CONTRACT 6522 MONTEREY POINT, UNIT 103 Move in condition two bedrooms, two baths, den and garage. Fully furnished and ready for season. $289,900 MARBELLA LAKES MARBELLA LAKES 6522 MONTEREY POINT, UNIT 203 Lives like a house at 2,143sq ft. Three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths and garage. Lots of upgrades. $324,900 MARBELLA LAKES 6532 MONTEREY POINT, UNIT 203 Lake view southern exposure, three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths and garage. Furniture included. $324,900 UNDER CONTRACT MARBELLA LAKES 6677 MARBELLA LANE Unique floor plan, four bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, two car garage and a pool. $549,900 239.331.873 Mary.Anastos@PremierSothebysRealty.Com MARBELLA ISLES 13483 SUMTER LANE Watch the sun set from this lakefront villa. Fully furnished with lots of upgrades, two bedrooms, two baths, den and two car garage. $478,900 PRICE REDUCED $20,000


B18 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 14-20, 2019 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYQuail West Community of the Year to host Estates of Excellence home tourIn a rare opportunity, the public is invited to experience firsthand one of Southwest Floridas finest communities by touring nine furnished models during the Estates of Excellence model tour slated for November 16th and 17th at Quail West from noon to 4 p.m. Quail West was awarded the coveted Sand Dollar Award for Community of the Year and Best Clubhouse of the Year for 2019. Located in North Naples, Quail West has long been known as a beautiful residential oasis. From the lush, tropical canopy at its approach, to its streets winding through majestic preserves and past manicured fairways and pristine lakes, Quail West is unmistakably unique to the Southwest Florida real estate marketplace. So is the communitys amenity-rich lifestyle. Its 70,000-square-foot clubhouse, with casual and formal dining, glass-enclosed heated swimming pool and lounge areas, recently went through a major expansion and renovation which included a new two-story, 12,000-square-foot fitness and wellness center with state-of-the-art exercise equipment and rooms for yoga, Pilates, spinning classes and cardio workouts. A brand-new golf pro shop and an expansive indoor/outdoor seating area was also included in the renovations as were enhancements to the Lakes golf course, one of two 18-hole championship golf courses within the community. Stock Custom Homes is offering a full golf membership to Quail West with the purchase of one of their homes. The membership is valued at $120,000. The featured homes on the tour include: The Atherton is a four-bedroom plus study/five-and-a-half-bath home with 4,561 square feet under air and 7,056 total square feet, including a four-car garage. It has an impressive outdoor living area with pool and spa. It is priced at $3,699,990 from Stock Custom Homes and includes furnishings by Marc Michaels Interiors. The Cambridge, by Florida Lifestyle Homes, sits on a lakefront homesite that overlooks the 15th fairway of the communitys Lakes Course. It is a four-bedroom plus study/four-and-a-half-bath home with 3,680 square feet under air and 6,244 total square feet including an outdoor living area with fireplace, kitchen and bar. Its priced at $2,385,000, furnished. Stock Custom Homes Casa Bordolino is a two-story, four-bedroom plus library/ four full-bath/two half-bath home with 6,193 square feet under air and 8,819 total square feet, including two two-car garages and an expansive outdoor living area with pool and spa. It is priced at $4,995,000, including furnishings by Beasley & Henley Interior Design The Fontaine, from McGarvey Custom Homes, is a four-bedroom plus study/four full-bath and two half-bath home has 5,665 square feet under air and 8,658 total square feet, including a sideentry three-car garage and large outdoor living area. It is priced at $4,750,000, including furnishings. The Glendale by Stock Custom Homes is a four-bedroom plus study/four fullbath/two half-bath home with 4,173 square feet under air and 7,252 total square feet, including two two-car garages and an expansive outdoor living area. It is priced at $3,395,000 including interior design and furnishings from Soco Interiors. A second Glendale model is also on the tour with 4 bedrooms, 4-and-a-half bathrooms. It includes 4,173 square feet under air and 7,252 total square feet, including two two-car garages and a large outdoor living area. It is being offered at $3,150,340. The Ladera by Diamond Custom Homes is also on the tour. This fourbedroom home includes club room/ five full-bath/two half-baths with 5,568 square feet under air and 7,854 total square feet including a three-car garage and an expansive outdoor living area with pool and spa. It is currently priced at $4,595,000, including furnishings.McGarvey Custom Homes is also showcasing its Il Cortile model. This single-story, courtyard-style home features three-bedroom plus guest cabana suite/plus study/ three full-bath/two half-bath home has 4,631 square feet under air and 8,348 total square feet, including a four-car garage plus golf cart storage. It is priced at $3,875,000, including furnishings.The Sophia III, also by Stock Custom Homes, is a four-bedroom plus study/four-and-a-half-bath home with 4,892 square feet under air and 8,820 total square feet, including two two-car garages and an expansive outdoor living area with pool and spa. It is priced at $4,145,000, including furnishings by Beasley and Henley Interior Design. Quail West is located east of Interstate 75. Take Exit 116 (Bonita Beach Road) east. Turn right on Bonita Grande Drive and follow the signs to the sales center, which is located on the right, just prior to the gatehouse. Visit them online at Above: The Sophia III features an expansive outdoor living area with a pool and spa. Left: Stock Custom Homes is offering a full golf membership to Quail West with the purchase of one of their homes. Below Left: The Cambridge is being offered by Florida Lifestyle Homes at $2,385,000. Below Right: The Ladera by Diamond Custom Homes is currently priced at $4,595,000, including furnishings. Bottom: The Fontaine by McGarvey Custom Homes features 8,568 sq. ft. of total living area. ADVERTORIAL


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B20 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 14-20, 2019 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY John Robert III, CLHMS 239-571-2231 JRobert@JohnRWood.comGail Flagel, P.A. CRS 239-450-0856 e RESERVE LIST Group oers a comprehensive Market Analysis of your property. Contact us for Current Market Information or Register at to know Todays Market Value of Your Property?RESERVE LIST e TOP 20 AREA SALES Featured Sold$10,600,000 3231 Green Dolphin Lane Port Royal NAPLES— Report courtesy of John R. Wood PropertiesPrice Location Subdivision Living Area Date$10,600,000 3231 GREEN DOLPHIN LN PORT ROYAL 8,461 10/11/19 $5,500,000 6897 GRENADIER BLVD #404 PELICAN BAY 5,280 10/16/19 $3,850,000 713 HOLLYBRIAR LN PELICAN BAY 3,500 10/15/19 $3,850,000 280 WEST ST PINE RIDGE 5,414 10/23/19 $2,687,000 342 GOLF DR S OLDE NAPLES 3,400 10/10/19 $2,600,000 1285 GULF SHORE BLVD N #8C COQUINA SANDS 3,000 10/18/19 $2,555,000 16373 CORSICA WAY TALIS PARK 4,576 10/24/19 $2,500,000 441 MOORING LINE DR MOORINGS 2,241 10/11/19 $2,260,000 837 BARCARMIL WAY COLLIERS RESERVE 6,043 10/21/19 $2,250,000 940 CAPE MARCO DR #2202 MARCO ISLAND 3,830 10/18/19 $2,200,000 930 SCOTT DR MARCO ISLAND 2,985 10/17/19 $2,100,000 367 LAGOON AVE VANDERBILT BEACH 3,800 10/15/19 $2,100,000 681 FAIRWAY TER MOORINGS 2,869 10/24/19 $2,010,000 876 4TH ST #15 OLDE NAPLES 3,602 10/11/19 $1,925,000 757 BINNACLE DR MOORINGS 4,250 10/15/19 $1,900,000 7575 PELICAN BAY BLVD #308 PELICAN BAY 3,400 10/15/19 $1,900,000 420 PALM CIR E OLDE NAPLES 3,040 10/16/19 $1,715,000 5927 BURNHAM RD QUAIL WEST 5,030 10/11/19 $1,600,000 6225 GOLDEN OAKS LN OAKES ESTATES 5,853 10/22/19 $1,495,000 4451 GULF SHORE BLVD N #1402 PARK SHORE 2,220 10/18/19 REAL ESTATE SALES


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B22 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 14-20, 2019 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Featured ListingPELICAN ISLE 425 Dockside Drive #902 $847,000 Open Sunday 1-4pm 2677 SF 3 BR 3 BA Downing Frye Realty Bridgette Foster 239.253.8001, Alyssa Savoie 239.537.5510 Call 239.325.1960 to be inculded in Florida Weekly’s OPEN HOUSE DIRECTORY NaplesAREA ADDRESS PRICE REAL ESTATE OFFICE AGENT & PHONE NUMBER HOURS PORT ROYAL 1201 Galleon Drive $13,245,000 Royal Shell Real Estate Call for Details! 239.213.9100 Sunday 1-4pm GREY OAKS ESTUARY AT GREY OAKS 2640 Golden Gate Parkway, Suite 112 From $5,995,000 Premier Sotheby’s International Realty Sales Of ce 239.262.5557 Mon-Sat 9am-5pm & Sun 12-5pm GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1223 Gordon River Trail $5,995,000 Premier Sotheby’s International Realty Patricia Joyce 310.739.2473 Sunday 1-4pm MEDITERRA 15310 Corsini Way $4,400,000 Weekly Realty Group Pam and Roy Weekly 239.793.8762 Sunday 1-4pm PARK SHORE 351 Neapolitan Way $4,000,000 Royal Shell Real Estate Dodona & Ornela, The Roboci Team 239.776.8123 Sunday 1-4pm QUAIL WEST 5019 Groveland Terrace $3,695,000 Royal Shell Real Estate Mike & Lauren Taranto 239.572.0066 Sunday 1-4pm QUAIL WEST 13970 Williston Way $2,999,000 Premier Sotheby’s International Realty Ann Marie Shimer 239.825.9020 Sunday 1-4pm OLD NAPLES ISLA MAR 470 10th Avenue South $2,995,000 Premier Sotheby’s International Realty Ruth Trettis 239.571.6760 Sunday 1-4pm QUAIL WEST 6320 Burnham Road $2,500,000 John R Wood Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.0097 Sunday 1-4pm BELLAGIO 10620 Gulfshore Drive PH802 $2,450,000 Gulf Breeze Real Estate Sue Myhelic 239.216.6444 Wednesday 1-4pm AUDUBON COUNTRY CLUB 238 Audubon Boulevard $2,349,000 John R Wood Properties Tom Grifferty 239.293.9560 Sunday 1-4pm LUCARNO AT MEDITERRA 16659 Lucarno Way $1,999,000 John R Wood Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.0097 Sunday 1-4p m FELICITA AT MEDITERRA 16488 Felicita Court $1,850,000 John R Wood Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.0097 Sunday 1 -4pm CELLINI AT MEDITERRA 16510 Cellini Lane $1,795,000 John R Wood Properties Emily K. 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Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.0097 Sunday 1-4pm BONITA BAY HORIZONS 4731 Bonita Bay Boulevard #1704 $1,895,000 Royal Shell Real Estate Sue Ellen Mathers 239.877.2726 Sunday 1-4pm BONITA BAY HORIZONS 4731 Bonita Bay Boulevard #703 $1,635,000 Royal Shell Real Estate Connie Lummis, The Lummis Team 239.289.3543 Sunday 1-4pm BONITA LAKES 23056 Sanabria Loop $699,000 Premier Sotheby’s International Realty Janine Monfort 239.641.0990 Sunday 1-4pm SAN CARLOS ESTATES 24377 Stillwell Parkway $698,900 Royal Shell Real Estate Corye Reiter, The Lummis Team 239.273.3722 Sunday 1 -4pm PELICAN LANDING LONGLAKE 3501 Wild Indigo Lane $665,000 Premier Sotheby’s International Realty Pam Umscheid 239.691.3541 Sunday 1-4pm BONITA BAY EAGLES NEST 25941 Nesting Court #102 $610,000 Royal Shell Real Estate Dotti Fagan, The Fagan Team 239.272.4946 Sunday 1-4pm BONITA BAY WATERFORD 26270 Devonshire Court #101 $569,000 Royal Shell Real Estate Dotti Fagan, The Fagan Team 239.272.4946 Sunday 1-4pm BONITA BAY EGRETS LANDING 26661 Egrets Landing Drive #102 $549,000 Royal Shell Real Estate Dotti Fagan, The Fagan Team 239.272.4946 Sunday 1-4pm SPANISH WELLS CORDOVA 28539 San Amaro Drive $500,000 Premier Sotheby’s International Realty Anthony Gatto 239.913.9722 Sunday 1-4pm PALMIRA LA TREMITI 14099 Tivoli Terrace $499,900 Royal Shell Real Estate Corye Reiter, The Lummis Team 239.273.3722 Sunday 14pm SPANISH WELLS 9925 El Greco Circle $485,000 Royal Shell Real Estate The Boeglin Team 239.287.6414 Sunday 1-4pm PELICAN LANDING SOUTHBRIDGE 3451 Ballybridge Circle #201 $415,000 Royal Shell Real Estate Sue Ellen Mathers 239.877.2726 Sunday 1-4pm BONITA NATIONAL 28555 Carlow Court #1001 $369,900 Royal Shell Real Estate Corye Reiter, The Lummis Team 239.273.3722 Sunday 1-4pm HUNTERS RIDGE 12802 Maiden Cane Lane $240,000 Royal Shell Real Estate Jamie Lienhardt 239.565.4268 Sunday 1-4pm SPANISH WELLS 9860 Costa Mesa Lane #512 $219,000 Royal Shell Real Estate Jim Grif th, The Boeglin Team 239.322.2409 Sunday 1-4pm Fort MyersGATEWAY HAMPTON PARK 10693 Essex Square Boulevard $310,000 Premier Sotheby’s International Realty Robert Hollister 239.250.61 13 Sunday 1-4pm SHADOW WOOD PRESERVE BAY WOODS 18931 Bay Woods Lake Drive #102 $209,500 Premier Sotheby’s International Realty Scott Culbertson 239.298.9794 Sunday 1-4pm Florida Weekly’s OPEN HOUSE DIRECTORY | November 16 & 17


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTWEEK OF NOVEMBER 14-20, 2019 WWW.FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM | SECTION C INSIDE Film reviewSteven King’s sequel to “The Shining” is no sleeper. C17 CuisineChops City Grill ups its game with stunning new look, menu to match. C27 Rediscovering WoodstockCollier County Museums presents previously unpublished photos by Mark GoffMark Goffs experience and perspective as a photojournalist captured numerous highlights of the music scene and counter-cultural movements that defined the 1960s and 1970s. His unique perspective will be on display as the Collier Museum at Government Center presents Rediscovering Woodstock Previously Unpublished Photos by Mark Goff. The photos presented have been developed directly from the 35mm film negatives for the first time since they were taken 50 years ago. The astounding story of the negatives discovery is rivaled only by the quality of the images Fins to the leftThe Caribbean Chillers to headline BonitaFest at Riverside Park. C12 MARK GOFFSweetwater, a Los Angeles band, was the act scheduled to open the Woodstock Festival in 1969; however, due to being stuck in traffic, folksinger Richie Havens’ trio performed first. Sweetwater was eventually flown in to Woodstock by helicopter and performed next, becoming the first band to perform at the festival.ver wish you could sit in an artists studio and see how a painting comes to life from blank canvas to a finished work? How the paint goes on, brush stroke by brush stroke, building up to something unexpected? Artists rarely, if ever, invite people into their studios to let people watch them work, but on Saturday, Nov. 23, youll be able to watch up to 30 professional artists each create a painting in three hours time. The event is the First Naples Quick BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@” SEE DRAW, C4 First Naples to raise money for Legal Aid COURTESY IMAGE“Every Day’s A Saturday At The Beach Hotel” by Phil Fisher. Marco Island | 239.642.2222 S.E. Naples | 239.449.3400 Broad Avenue | 239.434.2424 Fifth Avenue | 239.434.8770 Grey Oaks-Estuary | 239.262.5557 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 SEE WOODSTOCK, C18


C2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 14-20, 2019 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Moving Forward 4 New Facts About Your Feet & Ankles Avoid SurgeryLive Amniotic Stem Cell erapy For Knee, Ankle and Foot Pain. LONGEST TRACK RECORD OF FOOT & ANKLE SURGERY SUCCESS IN COLLIER COUNTY Heel pain in the morning can be easily resolved.1 Diabetic infections kill more people than breast cancer and AIDS. If diabetic, must see us now.2 Ingrown toenails can lead to bone infection; we treat them fast.3 Top pickleball injuries seen include foot fractures from ankle sprains.4 (239) 430-3668 www.NaplesPodiatrist.comSame Day Appts for new & established patientsHOURS: Mon-Fri 8am-5pmBoard Certi“ ed in Reconstructive Ankle Surgery. Board Certi“ ed in Foot Surgery. Dr. Kevin Lam, FACFAS, DABLES, DABPSDr. Glenn Woodley, DPM, AACFAS730 Goodlette Road, Ste #102, NaplesDr. W. Drew Chapman, AACFAS12250 Tamiami Trail East, Ste #101, Naples Dr. Rikhil Patel, DPM, AACFAS840 111 Avenue North, Ste #3, Naples Recognized AmongstAmerican Top Podiatrists 2010-2019A curious thing happened the other day. An antiques dealer directed me to a piece of Cambridge glass in which she thought I might be interested. It was lovely, and at $30 or so, the price was right. I admired it, but I passed. And then she told me, Theres a pair on eBay for $300. Or some such sum. Well, I thought to myself. Why dont you sell that bad boy on eBay, then? Thats a question I frequently ask myself, especially when I see a printout of an eBay listing displayed with an object in a thrift or antiques shop. Heres the reality about eBay (or any other online seller, for that matter): That price is wishful thinking. Thats what is hoped for, and it does not necessarily reflect retail value or a final purchase price. In fact, I had sold a pair of candlesticks on eBay that were identical to the lone piece I was looking at for $85 a couple of months before, and I told the dealer so. Heres what I do when I want to get an idea of the selling price for anything on eBay or any other online venue, for that matter: See what those average asking prices are you may find that similar items fall into a certain range. Look at completed sales. On eBay, youll find those when you do an advanced search. That will show you whats selling or not some things end with no bids. Im not telling you to buy on eBay rather than to shop your traditional brick-and-mortar stores; rather, online sources often offer a good baseline estimate of what we should expect to pay for something. They also help us understand that prices for certain items may not justify the aggravation of trying to sell them especially if were hoping to get rich off of Grandmas collection of Hummel or Royal Doulton figurines. It may be more advantageous simply to donate some things to a charity that will sell the items to the best of its ability, then use the money to do good work in the community. Ive done that this year, purging more than 30 large plastic totes filled with Fostoria, Heisey, Cambridge and Imperial glass that I was no longer able to sell in a shop space or at a show its simply not worth the aggravation of packing and unpacking stemware thats going to fetch a buck apiece or so. The couple of local charity shops that received those items did eventually sell them, so someone bought affordable high-quality stemware, shelter animals received assistance, and I rid myself of clutter. Sounds like a win-win to me. COLLECTORS CORNERFound: All Good Things, 328 N. Dixie Highway, Lake Worth Beach; 561-547-7606 or www. Paid: $18. The Skinny: This trompe loeil charger takes its name from Bernard Palissy, the 16th-century French Huguenot potter who turned out rustic ware, with highly decorated plates and platters depicting three-dimensional animals in relief among vegetation. The motif enjoyed a revival in the 19th century, with potters from across Europe who made their versions of the ware. Mussels and clams surround the lobster on this charger, which is unmarked and probably dates from the 20th century. It has holes on its back to accommodate a wire or string to hang it from a wall. The ware appears to be something about which few folks are ambivalent one person to whom Ive shown the piece thought it was fascinating, while another said he couldnt stand the stuff. As for me, Im amazed at how markets have changed at one point, a piece like this would have been priced in the hundreds. I think I got a great buy, and its nice that I actually could afford it. THE FIND:A Palissy ware lobster charger Scott SIMMONSssimmons@floridaweekly.comHere’s how to tell whether something really fetches big bucks on eBaySCOTT SIMMONS / FLORIDA WEEKLYThis Palissy ware charger measures about 12 inches in diameter and probably was made in Portugal.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 14-20, 2019 C3 Bayshore Arts District mosaic mural ready for unveiling The newest community-based, collaborative art installation in the Bayshore Arts District is ready for its unveiling. A 30-foot-long by 12-foot-high mosaic wall mural began as an idea of Amanda Jaron, artist and jeweler, to convert her buildings wall into a public art piece. Building on the initial concept, David Alger, local artisan of wrought iron and blown glass; Madison Alger, Davids daughter and activities coordinator for the Sunshine Kids Foundation; and Janet Yon, special projects coordinator with Sunshine Kids, developed a vision and a plan to create a fabulous piece of unique art to raise both awareness of and monies for The Sunshine Kids Foundation. The project was created over a period of three months. About 50 donors have contributed monies, as well as their time, to create a one-of-a-kind public art installation, while raising funds to provide special moments and memories for local young cancer patients the local Sunshine Kids. The evening Bayshore Mosaic Reveal Party runs from 5 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at A. JARON Fine Jewelry, 3784 Bayshore Drive, Naples, and will feature live music from The Phoenix, tastings from local restaurants, wine from Coopers Hawk Wine, Titos Vodka and a local brewery. The unveiling will be around 7:30 p.m.Guided by David and Madison Alger, hundreds of volunteers and friends from Naples, Bonita and Fort Myers have contributed many hours of their time to break tile and glue pieces to the wall. Tens of thousands of pieces of ceramics, glass, tile and beads were donated encompassing more than all the colors of the rainbow.David and Madison Alger have served not only as the artists guiding this vision to reality, but also as the task directors, working with volunteers and donors to ensure the finished mosaic mural would be a masterpiece to be enjoyed by everyone working in or visiting the Bayshore Arts District.The use of the wall is gifted from Amanda and Stephen Jaron. The wall is on A JARON Fine Jewelry studio building in the Bayshore Arts District. The Sunshine Kids Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to children with cancer that was founded in Houston, Texas in 1982. The organization is committed to adding quality of life to children with cancer by providing them with exciting, positive group activities and emotional support, giving them the opportunity to do what Kids do best, have fun and just be Kids. The Sunshine Kids Foundation provides a variety of programs and events, free of charge, for Kids who are receiving cancer treatments in hospitals across North America. For more information on the Sunshine Kids, visit (855) 489-9845 I NAPLESGRANDE.COM/OFFERS475 SEAGATE DRIVE, NAPLES, FL 34103 WEVE GOT YOU COVERED!BOOK BY NOVEMBER 29TH AND RECIEVE THE FOLLOWING COMPLIMENTARY INCLUSIONS:DAILY BREAKFAST FOR TWO DAILY SELF-PARKING UNLIMITED BEACH UMBRELLAS & CHAIRS KIDS UNDER 12 EAT FREEBOOK YOUR STAYCATION DIRECTLY ON WWW.NAPLESGRANDE.COM/OFFERS AND ENTER THE PROMO CODE WINTER19


C4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 14-20, 2019 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYDraw Event, held from 9 a.m. to noon on the grounds of the Naples Beach Hotel, on the gulf side. The Quick Draw is a free event, but those who wish to then bid on the paintings will have to purchase a $10 ticket for the auction immediately following. Starting at approximately 12:20 p.m., Naples Mayor Bill Barnett will auction off each of the 30 pieces, with the art still wet on the canvas. The event is a fundraiser for Legal Aid Service of Collier County, which provides legal help for those who cannot afford it, including veterans and domestic abuse victims and their children. Itll be the first one ever in Naples, says Laura Barnard, chairperson of Art Aid Naples. She hopes the event raises $50,000, with money from tickets and sale of the paintings, as well as donations. Ms. Barnard founded Art Aid Naples in January. Shed become aware of Legal Aid Service of Collier County approximately a year and a half ago, when a friend was deported back to Guatemala. I was looking for a good attorney, and Sister Maureen Kelleher (of Legal Aid) is foremost one of the best in Florida, she says. Though she was unable to help her friend, Ms. Barnard was amazed with all that the organization does. Ive lived here in Naples for 26 years and hadnt been aware of them, she says. Its for people who cant afford legal services. Sister Maureen is a life force, an amazing woman, one of the most inspirational people Ive met. They provide legal services for the community veterans, domestic abuse victims and families anyone who cannot afford legal aid. Ms. Barnard is a retired Collier County schoolteacher who has always loved art. Approximately six years ago, she began taking classes at the Naples Art Association (now known as Naples Art). She also loves to attend art shows and galleries. She became friends with artist Phil Fisher and his wife Natalie Guess. I went to see him and said, I have no idea, but do you think any artists in town would be wiling to donate a painting if we did a charity event and the money went to Legal Aid? and he gave me a whole list of artists. At the top of list was Paul Arsenault. He and his wife do a ton of charity work in town. Including Mr. Fisher and Mr. Arsenault and artists they suggested, she was able to get 30 artists to donate work, and with an online auction in April, raised almost $30,000 for Legal Aid. Then, in May, Leslie Vega, who works in marketing and sales at the Paul Arsenault Gallery and Banyan Arts Gallery, told her about Quick Draws, timed plein art painting events, and suggested she do one in Naples. En plein air is a French expression that means in the open air. They happen around the country, Ms. Barnard says. Some have 300, 400 artists, some go for a weekend. Artists will travel to them off-season, especially on the east coast. Part of the proceeds go back to the artist and the rest to a charity. So she reached out to the artists in her group, and between 25 and 30 of them will participate in the First Naples Quick Draw on Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Naples Beach Hotel. Artists from Naples, Fort Myers and the east coast of the state will participate. They not only come from various parts of the state, but paint in different styles she says: realistic, impressionistic, abstract. We have some very edgy guys who do graffiti-type street art, she says, and more traditional painters. They can paint from a photograph, or whatever theyre looking at, she says, adding that the grounds of the Naples Beach Hotel are one of the most beautiful locations of all Naples, in my opinion. Its a landmark hotel on the Gulf. She notes that the hotel also has many paintings by Mr. Fisher and Mr. Arsenault exhibited on its walls. As artists, we always welcome moments like this, where we can help good community causes we believe in and champion, says Mr. Fisher. Im happy Laura is doing this. He estimates hes participated in at least half a dozen or more Quick Draws, Though a lot of them arent called Quick Draws. Ive done a lot of plein air events, he says, noting that he can complete a painting within three or four hours. I think its fun, he says. I dont worry about anything. Im there to do art and I get done what I can, and it is what it is. I think the Quick Draw is a great vehicle for a community to see the artistic engagement with a community cause or theme thats relevant and important, says Mr. Arsenault. Its a way to contributein an artful way. Hes participated in maybe 10 or so. Theyre fun and they heighten and sharpen your focus (as an artist), he says. Doing something in a limited time forces an efficiency of inspiration and creation, he explains. The Quick Draw can be very exciting. It doesnt allow for fiddling with a painting, which oftentimes can kill that (initial) inspiration, that spark. Its also fun for viewers, he says, who get to see how different artists see the same thing and interpret it differently on canvas. Thats the fun part, seeing all these different artists together and what they come up with in their interpretation, Mr. Arsenault says. Theres a variety of style, of color, of shape, or texture, of busy or bold or minimal. Different artists see it different ways. Ms. Barnard hopes the event raises $50,000 for Legal Aid. And she also plans on this being the first of many bigger Quick Draws to come. Some around the country have emerging artists and kids tables, she says. You tailor it to your community. Naples has become an art mecca, she notes. So its cool were doing our first Quick Draw. Were on the map now, and big time. DRAWFrom page 1Naples Quick Draw Event When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23 Where: Naples Beach Hotel, 851 Gulf Shore Blvd. North, Naples Cost: free, but $10 if you want to bid on a piece Info: www.artaidnaples.comParticipating artists in the rst Naples Quick Draw Cynthia Adams Steve Adams Cesar Aguilera Paul Arsenault Paula Brody Juan Diaz Richard Diedrich Jean Daniel Dornevil Shawn Escott Phil Fisher Popo Flanigan Linda Fleischman Muffy Clark Gill Natalie Guess Michelle Held Rosemarie Kirk Chris Kling Mary LaGarde Lisa Ald ni Lockemer Pati Maguire Amy Moglia Heuerman Ralph Papa Anna Rac Marvin Rouse Manon Sander Marcus Thomas Marcus Zotter In the KNOW COURTESY IMAGE“Old Naples Alley” by Paul Arsenault.COURTESY IMAGECesar Aguiera painting on albums.


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A boater who does not charge for rendering assistance is protected under the Good Samaritan laws for any damages or injuries that might occur during the tow, Mr. Wheeler said. If money exchanges hands and someone gets injured or the disabled boat gets damaged, youre no longer considered a Good Sam and would be opening the door to much more liability. You may be even personally liable, depending on your insurance policy if you have one. Its just something else to think about before throwing a towline and asking for money. A commercial towing company carries insurance to cover those types of mishaps. For boaters committed to being a Good Samaritan, BoatUS has these nine tips: 1. Never put yourself in danger or go beyond your capabilities. 2. For the safety of everyone, always report disabled vessels to the Coast Guard or other authority. 3. Ensure that your cleats are properly backed and you have the properly sized towline (some lines can stretch and suddenly break). 4. 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C6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 14-20, 2019 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYTHEATER Three One-Act Comedies – By The Studio Players Nov. 15-Dec. 1 at Golden Gate Community Centers Joan Jenks Auditorium. 4701 Golden Gate Pkwy. 239398-9192 or It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play – By Gulfshore Playhouse Nov. 16-Dec. 29 at The Norris Center. 866811-4111 or A Doublewide Texas Christmas – By The Marco Players Nov. 20-Dec. 8 at The Marco Players Theater. 1089 N. Collier Blvd. 239-642-7270 or www. in Da Moonlight – By The Naples Players through Nov. 24 at Tobye Studio. 239-263-7990 or www. The Fox on the Fairway – By Florida Repertory Theatre through Nov. 20 in the Historic Arcade Theatre. 2268 Bay St. 239-332-4488 or Charlotte’s Web – By Broadway Palm Childrens Theatre through Nov. 15. 1380 Colonial Blvd. 239-278-4422 or Patsy Cline By Florida Repertory Theatre through Nov. 24 at the ArtStage Studio Theatre. 2268 Bay St., Fort Myers. 239-332-4488 or www. Finding Neverland – By Broadway Palm Theatre through Nov. 16. 1380 Colonial Blvd. 239-278-4422 or www. Loves Me – By the Naples Players Nov. 27-Dec. 22 at Sugden Community Theater. 239-263-7220 or www. A Ghost Tale for Mr. Dickens, Jr. – By the CFBAS Youth Players Dec.1921 at Hinman Auditorium. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 239-495-8989 or THURSDAY11.14Tram Tour – Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park hosts a tram tour of Floridas largest state park starting at 10 a.m. each Thursday. $25. 239-695-4593 or Clear Out – Wind in the Willows hosts a warehouse sale of the entire store, with wine and cheese, gift card raffles and more from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today through Sunday, Nov. 16. 793 Fifth Ave. S. 239-643-0663 or The Elders – Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary hosts a boardwalk tour of its stand of old-growth bald cypress from 9 a.m. to noon. $10-$25. 239-348-9151 or Spielberg Flick – FGCUs Renaissance Academy screens Catch Me if You Can (2002) at 2 p.m. at the universitys Naples campus. A seasoned FBI agent pursues at 19-year-old who forged millions of dollars in checks while successfully posing as a Pan Am pilot, doctor and prosecutor. $6 for members, $8 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 239-4344737 or Tree Auction – Robb & Stucky hosts a silent auction where guests can bid on trees from its holiday tree display while enjoying a visit from Santa Claus, wine and light hors doeuvres from 5-7 p.m. $10; 20 percent of proceeds will benefit Sunshine Kids. & Shop – Home & Salvage and The Market invite guests to shop while enjoying complimentary bubbles, snacks and giveaways from 5-7 p.m. Free. 5400 Taylor Road. 239-653-9218 or Musical Interludes – Brian Dubrow Jazz Trio performs from 5:30-7 p.m. at Marco Island Center for the Arts. $25 for members, $30 for others. 1010 Winterberry Dr. 239-394-4221 or Tea & Tales – Brambles Tea Room hosts a high tea and an evening with four storytellers from 6-8 p.m. $35. 340 Fifth Ave. S. 239-262-7894 or Open Mic – Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs invites songwriters, poets, actors and more to the microphone at 7 p.m. Free for performers. $9-$10 for guests. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 239495-8989 or Concert Series – The FGCU Bower School of Music and the Arts Nisita Concert Series presents piano duo Michael Baron and Priscila Navarro at 7:30 p.m. at the U. Tobe Recital Hall. $7 students, $10 for others. 10501 FGCU Blvd. S. 239-745-4268 or Night Sunshine Ace Hardware hosts its fourth annual Bonita Ladies Night Out, Heels, Hounds and Hardware, with complimentary gift bags for the first 100 women, DIY demos, a fashion show, food samples, raffles, wine tasting and musical entertainment from 6-9 p.m at the Bonita Springs store. Proceeds benefit Brookes Legacy Animal Rescue. 9100 Bonita Beach Road. – Harpist Hannah Lash and pianist Jeremy Denk perform with the Naples Philharmonic at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 16. 239-597-1900 or www. Comedy Show – Comedian Melissa Douty performs at 7 p.m. at the Off The Hook Comedy Club. $20 general admission; $30 VIP. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 239-389-6901 or Market – Eagles Lakes Community Park hosts a market with fresh produce, ethnic foods and artisan goods from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Friday through April. 11565 Tamiami Trail E. 239-206-4339. Welcome Back – Italian Cultural Society hosts a welcome back luncheon and lecture about the revolutionaries of southern Italy at 11:30 a.m. at Stonebridge Country Club. $49. 2100 Winding Oaks Way. 239-434-3323 or Classic Film – FGCUs Renaissance Academy screens Its a Wonderful World (1939) at 2 p.m. at the universitys Naples campus. When a tycoon is accused of murder, the private eye tracking him finds himself roped in as an accessory and attempts to evade the police, kidnapping a poetess along the way. $6 for members, $8 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 239-434-4737 or Tribute – The Stage Restaurant in Bonita Springs hosts an Eagles tribute show at 7:30 p.m. 9144 Bonita Beach Road. 239-405-8566 or Opera Star – Soprano Jennifer Rowley performs at 7:30 p.m. at Wang Opera Center. $35-$95. 2408 Linwood Ave. 239963-9050 or Comedy Show – Comedian Chris Franjola performs tonight through Sunday at the Off The Hook Comedy Club. Show times vary. $25 general admission; $35 VIP. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 239389-6901 or – Rock band Iron Butterfly performs at 8 p.m. at Center for Performing Arts Bonita Springs. $19-$35. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 239495-8989 or SATURDAY11.16To Market, To Market – Third Street South hosts a farmers market offering a bounty of locally grown produce and handmade goods from 7:3011:30 a.m. each Saturday. 239-649-6707 or Market – The Shoppes at Vanderbilt hosts a farmers market from 8 a.m. to noon each Saturday through October. 239-293-0666 or Car Show – Friends of Rookery Bay and Island Automotive host a classic car show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center. $10 for ages 13 and older. 300 Tower Road. 239-530-5940 or Art Tours – Naples Art District hosts gallery tours and demonstrations at member artists studios from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Located behind Airport-Pulling and Pine Ridge roads. Building Blocks – Saturn5 Family Entertainment Center hosts a Tetris tournament from 1-6 p.m. Free to attend, $5 entry fee. 1880 Tamiami Trail N. 239-6432120 or Woodstock – Collier Museums honors Woodstocks 50th anniversary with live music and dancing, raffles, silent auction and more from 6-10 p.m. at the government center location. 3331 Tamiami Trail E. 239-252-8476 or Night – Ruben Studdard sings the work of Luther Vandross at 7 p.m. at Southwest Florida Event Center. 11515 Bonita Beach Road. 239-245-9910 or Tribute – The Stage Restaurant in Bonita Springs hosts a Rod Stewart and Roy Orbison tribute show at 7:30 p.m. 9144 Bonita Beach Road. 239-405-8566 or Shake Your Faith – Steepwater Band performs at 8 p.m. at Center for Performing Arts Bonita Springs. $15-$30. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 239-495-8989 or Bluesy – Grammy-winning guitarist Paul Nelson and his band perform at South Street City Oven & Grill at 9 p.m. 1410 Pine Ridge Road. 239-435-9333 or The National Geographic Photo Ark traveling exhibit, which features photographer Joel Sartore’s effort to document 9,000 zoo species from around the world, opens at Naples Zoo on Saturday, Nov. 16, and includes several animals locals love to visit, like the zoo’s reticulated python, Kaa, and Oasis, a Damara zebra. Pictured here are two West African black-crowned cranes from Columbus Zoo. WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOHot tickets across the state AN EVENING OF CONVERSATION WITH JULIE ANDREWS — Nov. 14, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota. DWIGHT YOAKAM — Nov. 14, King Center for the Performing Arts, Melbourne. MAC MCANALLY — Nov. 147, Broward Center, Fort Lauderdale. www. STRAIGHT NO CHASER: THE OPEN BAR TOUR — Nov. 14, David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa. THIRD EYE BLIND SCREAMER TOUR 2019 — Nov. 14, Jannus Live, St. Petersburg. AN EVENING AT THE COPACABANA: AN AMERICAN AND LATIN EXTRAVAGANZA — Nov. 15, Lyric Theatre, Stuart. BADFISH: A TRIBUTE TO SUBLIME — Nov. 15, House of Blues, Orlando. JONAS BROTHERS “HAPPINESS BEGINS” — Nov. 15, BB&T Center, Sunrise. LENINGRAD — Nov. 15, Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood. STORM LARGE — Nov. 15, Broward Center, Fort Lauderdale. THE WIZARDS OF WINTER — Nov. 15, Bilheimer Capitol Theatre | Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater. WINEHOUSED: THE AMY CELEBRATION — Nov. 15, Plaza Live, Orlando. DOOBIE BROTHERS — Nov. 15, Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg. www. AN EVENING AT THE COPACABANA — Nov. 16, Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, Aventura. — Compiled by Janis FontaineJONAS BROTHERS Worth the TRIP


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 14-20, 2019 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7Grilling Party Sunshine Ace Hardware and Crowder Bros. Ace Hardware hosts a free Thanksgrilling party with cooking tips, product demonstrations and complimentary food samples from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at all nine of its stores in Lee, Collier, Charlotte and Pinellas counties. in the Glades – Everglades City hosts an arts and crafts fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at MacLeod Park. 239-695-2905 or Funny Guy – Comedian Chris Franjola performs tonight and Sunday, Nov. 17, at Off the Hook Comedy Club. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 239-389-6901 or SUNDAY11.17Fresh Produce – Take your grocery list to the Naples Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the corner of Pine Ridge and Livingston roads.Bridal Show – Naples Bridal Show takes place from 1-4 p.m. at Naples Hilton. Free for registered brides, $5 for others. 239-272-8477 or Foreign Film – FGCUs Renaissance Academy screens The Insult (Lebanon, 2017) at 2 p.m. at the universitys Naples campus. A minor incident between a Lebanese Christian and a Palestine refugee turns into an explosive trial. $6 for members, $8 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 239-434-4737 or Remember – The Catholic Jewish Dialogue Committee hosts a commemorative Kristallnacht service with speakers Bishop Frank Dewane of the Diocese of Venice and Rabbi Stephen Lewis Fuchs, former president of the World Union for Progressive Judaism, at 2:30 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. 625 111th Ave. N. 239-566-8740 or Night – Vergina Restaurant hosts two dinner performances by flamenco dancer Luis Mejia at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $50. 700 Fifth Ave. S. 239659-7008 or Out Loud – The Naples Players hosts readings of one-act plays with the theme Opposites Attract at 7 p.m. $10. 239263-7990 or MONDAY11.18Travel Talk – Betty Maclean Travel hosts a talk with Crystal Cruises about its river, yacht and expedition itineraries at 3 p.m. 2245 Venetian Court. 239-5130333 or History Talk – FGCUs Renaissance Academy hosts a talk about Ellis Island and American immigration in the 19th and 20th centuries at 4 p.m. at Moorings Park at Grey Oaks. $20 for members, $25 for others. 2355 Estuary Dr. 239-434-4737 or Films for Film Lovers – Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs screens Let the Sunshine in (France, 2017) at 7 p.m. Isabelle, a Parisian artist, is looking for true love. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 239495-8989 or TUESDAY11.19Panther Encounter – Naples Zoo hosts an encounter with its 1-year-old Florida panther, Athena, from 9-10:30 a.m. each Tuesday. $40 for members, $50 for others. 239-262-5409 or www. WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO 11.22 Steepwater Band Steepwater Band performs performs at 8 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Center for at 8 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Center for Performing Arts Bonita Springs. $15Performing Arts Bonita Springs. $15$30. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. $30. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. — — artcenterbonita.org11.16 Wait, wait! Comedian Wait, wait! Comedian Paula Poundstone , best , best known for her spontaneous known for her spontaneous wit on NPR’s news comedy wit on NPR’s news comedy show “Wait, Wait Don’t show “Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me,” will get the Tell Me,” will get the audience rolling when she audience rolling when she performs at 7 p.m. Friday, performs at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at Southwest Nov. 22, at Southwest Florida Event Center. Florida Event Center.— If you’re in the mood to hear some If you’re in the mood to hear some furiously clacking castanets and furiously clacking castanets and see some fancy footwork, Vergina see some fancy footwork, Vergina Restaurant hosts two Restaurant hosts two dinner performances dinner performances by flamenco dancer by flamenco dancer Luis Mejia at 5:30 p.m. Luis Mejia at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17. Nov. 17. — vergina — vergina restaurant.com11.1711.1411.23 Brides-to-be get free entry to Brides-to-be get free entry to peruse the goods and services offered peruse the goods and services offered by Southwest Florida’s best wedding by Southwest Florida’s best wedding vendors when they pre-register for vendors when they pre-register for Naples Bridal Show, which takes which takes place from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, place from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, at Naples Hilton. Nov. 17, at Naples Hilton.— naplesbridal The Bryan Dubrow Jazz trio , headed by guitarist and , headed by guitarist and composer Bryan Dubrow, composer Bryan Dubrow, makes a pit stop at Marco makes a pit stop at Marco Island Center for the Arts Island Center for the Arts for a performance from 5:30for a performance from 5:307 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14. 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14. — — www.marcoislandart.org11.17 The Rotary Club of The Rotary Club of Bonita Naples hosts Bonita Naples hosts BonitaFest BonitaFest with live with live music by Caribbean music by Caribbean Chillers and Iconic, Chillers and Iconic, food, drinks and lots food, drinks and lots of fun from 3-9 p.m. of fun from 3-9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at Saturday, Nov. 23, at Riverside Park. Riverside Park. — — bonitafe bonitafe


C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 14-20, 2019 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYSwampy – Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park hosts introductory swamp walks from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each Tuesday. $60. 239-695-4593 or Turtle Talk – Koreshan State Park hosts a talk about gopher tortoises at 10 a.m. Free with park entry fee. 3800 Corkscrew Road. 239-992-0311 or www. Great Man – Naples Republican Club hosts dinner and a talk with Helen Patton as she speaks about her grandfather, Gen. George S. Patton Jr., and her efforts to support veterans from 5-8:30 p.m. at Kensington Golf & Country Club. $50-$120. 954-562-9660 or WEDNESDAY11.20All that Jazz – Jazz vocalist Carla Cook performs with the Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at ArtisNaples. 239-597-1900 or – John Oates and The Good Road Band perform at 7 p.m. at Southwest Florida Event Center . 115151 Bonita Beach Road. 239-245-9910 or Archeology Talk – The Southwest Florida Archeological Society hosts a presentation on Key Marco artifacts with Austin Bell, curator of collections at the Marco Island Historical Society, at 7 p.m. at the Collier Museum at Government Center. Free. 3331 Tamiami Trail E. Comedy Show – Comedian Chris Berens performs at 7 p.m. at the Off The Hook Comedy Club. $22 general admission; $30 VIP. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 239-389-6901 or UPTunes & Tea – Brambles Tea Room hosts a Friendsgiving-inspired high tea with musical entertainment by Dottie Jackson and Bruce Inman from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21. 340 Fifth Ave. S. 239-262-7894 or Third Thursday – Third Street South hosts live music in the Fleischmann Courtyard from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21. 239649-6707 or Concert – Opera Naples Academy students perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at Wang Opera Center. $20-$59. 2408 Linwood Ave. 239-9639050 or Piano Concert – Pianist Yefin Bronfman performs works by Rachmaninoff and Dvorak with the Naples Philharmonic at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21. 239597-1900 or Hope – David Lawrence Center lights its Tree of Hope, a large banyan tree on the property, while guests also enjoy refreshments, family activities and more from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22. 6075 Bathey Lane. 239-455-8500 or Wait, Wait! – Comedian Paula Poundstone (NPRs Wait, Wait Dont Tell Me!) performs at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at Southwest Florida Event Center. $32-$55. 115151 Bonita Beach Road. 239245-9910 or Tribute – The Stage Restaurant in Bonita Springs hosts a performance by The Fabulous Girls of MoTown at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22. 9144 Bonita Beach Road. 239-405-8566 or Parks & Rec – The Rotary Club of Bonita Naples hosts BonitaFest with live music by Caribbean Chillers and Iconic, food, drinks and lots of fun from 3-9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at Riverside Park. $5, proceeds will benefit a number of local charities. Sugarplum Dreams – Moscow Ballet presents Tchaikovskys The Nutcracker at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, at ArtisNaples. 239-597-1900 or Tribute – The Stage Restaurant in Bonita Springs hosts a Robin Williams comedy tribute show at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23. 9144 Bonita Beach Road. 239-405-8566 or A Sign from God – The Official Blues Brothers Revue performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at Center for Performing Arts Bonita Springs. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 239-495-8989 or Vivir Mi Vida – Latin music superstar Marc Anthony performs at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, at Hertz Arena. 239-9487825 or Dinner Show – Vergina Restaurant hosts a three-course dinner and performance by Ghaleb, with special guest and Broadway singer Jodi Keogan at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25. $50. 700 Fifth Ave. S. 239659-7008 or Nature Hike – Koreshan State Park hosts a nature hike along the Estero River at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26. Free with park entry fee. 3800 Corkscrew Road. 239-9920311 or Farm to Table – The 64th annual Farm City BBQ, which brings together the rural and urban business communities for a holiday feast of steak and veg, takes place from 11:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, at Cambier Park. $8-$20. – The Stage Restaurant in Bonita Springs hosts a dance party tribute show featuring music from Barry Manilow, Grease! and Elvis Presley at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29. 9144 Bonita Beach Road. 239-405-8566 or www. Sounds of the Season – Saxophonist Eirinn Abu and guitarist Manny Lopez perform seasonal favorites at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at Center for Performing Arts Bonita Springs. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 239-495-8989 or – The Stage Restaurant in Bonita Springs hosts a Jersey Boyz tribute show at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30. 9144 Bonita Beach Road. 239-405-8566 or Comedy Night – Stage 2 Improv hosts an evening of interactive comedy at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at Sugden Community Theater. This months theme? The holidays! $20. 239-262-7990 or Glory, Glory – The Naples Philharmonic and the Naples Philharmonic Chorus performs Handels Messiah at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at ArtisNaples. 239-597-1900 or Musical Moments – Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs hosts a holiday concert featuring new and old favorites from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 239-495-8989 or www. Christmas Special – Dave Koz and Friends perform a holiday concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, at ArtisNaples. 239-597-1900 or Shell Game – Koreshan State Park hosts a talk about shells and the creatures who live in them at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3. Free with park entry fee. 3800 Corkscrew Road. 239-992-0311 or Glory, Glory – The Naples Philharmonic and the Naples Philharmonic Chorus performs Handels Messiah at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at First Presbyterian Church of Naples. 250 Sixth St. S. 239-597-1900 or www.artisnaples.orgLunch & Learn – Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs provides a catered lunch and lecture about the legacy of Bach and his sons from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4. $38. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 239-495-8989 or I’ll Take You There – Mavis Staples performs on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at Southwest Florida Event Center. 11515 Bonita Beach Road. 239-245-9910 or & Shop – Home & Salvage and The Market invite guests to shop while enjoying complimentary bubbles, snacks and giveaways from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5. Free. 5400 Taylor Road. 239-6539218 or Holiday Concert – Gulfshore Opera hosts its sixth annual Holiday Taste of Opera with holiday classics, opera favorites and dinner at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5. $150. 5840 Strand Blvd. 239-5293925 or Sing – Electro-pop violin ensemble NUCLASSICA (Americas Got Talent) performs a holiday concert from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at Seminole Immokalee Casino. $50, includes open bar and hors doeuvres. Proceeds benefit Freedom Waters Foundation. 239-263-2377 or Tribute – The Stage Restaurant in Bonita Springs hosts an Eagles tribute show at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6. 9144 Bonita Beach Road. 239-405-8566 or Improv – Players to be Named Later presents a show of audience-led improvisational entertainment at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec.6-7, at Studio 1084. $10 in advance, $11 cash at the door. 1084 Business Lane. 813-494-8686 or Masterworks – Pianist Alexandre Kantarow performs works by Beethoven, Wagner and Bartok with the Naples Philharmonic at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6-7. 239-597-1900 or Holiday Bazaar – Koreshan State Historic Site hosts a holiday market with vendors, food, family activities that include a visit from Santa, and more from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7-8. 3800 Corkscrew Road. 239992-0311 or Om in the Swamp – Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary hosts a swamp meditation in the preserves amphitheater at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, with spiritual guide Bethanny Gonzalez. 375 Sanctuary Road. 239-348-9151 or www.corkscrew. Art in the Park – Members of Naples Art Association showcase and sell their works from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Cambier Park. 239-262-6517 or – The Stage Restaurant in Bonita Springs hosts a Bee Gees tribute show at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. 9144 Bonita Beach Road. 239-405-8566 or A Cappella – One Too Many performs from a wide variety of musical genres at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Center for Performing Arts Bonita Springs. $30-$60. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 239-495-8989 or Festa di Natale – Italian Cultural Society hosts an Italian-themed Christmas party with prosecco, a three-course dinner and vocal and piano performances of Italian holiday songs at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at Audubon Country Club. $99. 239-434-3323 or Every Girl – Three-time Grammy Award-winner Trisha Yearwood performs at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at Artis Naples. 239-597-1900 or Starry Night – Celebrated Latin music icon Julio Iglesias performs at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at Hertz Arena. 239948-7825 or Vocal Concert – The Gulfshore Tenors perform holiday favorites at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at Naples Art. $35-$50. 585 Park St. 239-529-3925 or Ball – Naples Italian American Foundation hosts its fiftieth anniversary celebration at its annual Poinsettia Ball, where guests will enjoy live music by Night Train at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8. $65 for members, $75 for others. Reservations required by 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6. 7035 Airport-Pulling Road. 239-597-5210 or www.niafoundation.orgRiver Friends – Koreshan State Park hosts a talk about the manatees of dolphins of the Estero River at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10. Free with park entry fee. 3800 Corkscrew Road. 239-992-0311 or Piano Concert – Pianist Roman Robinivich performs works by Stravinsky, Debussy, Zippoli and more at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church. 1225 Piper Blvd. 646-7348179 or Moonlight – Friends of the Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park host a moonlit tram ride from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11. $35. 137 Coastline Dr., Copeland. 239-695-4593 or www. Opera – Opera Naples stages Puccinis La Boheme at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 11-12, at Artis Naples. $55-$125. 597-1900 or Tribute Concert – Leonid & Friends, an 11-piece band from Moscow, performs the work of Chicago at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, at ArtisNaples. 239-597-1900 or www. Opera – Opera Naples presents Puccinis La Boheme at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 11-12, at Artis Naples. 239-597-1900 or The Elders – Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary hosts a boardwalk tour of its stand of old-growth bald cypress from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Dec. 12. $10-$25. 239-3489151 or Email calendar listings and high-resolution photos to Lindsey Nesmith at Please send Word or text documents and jpgs with time, date, location, cost and contact information. No pdfs or photos of fliers. Deadline for calendar submissions is noon Monday. No phone calls, please. WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 14-20, 2019 C9 MOVIES ON THE LAWN AVENGERS: ENDGAMEAcross the street from Naples Flatbread and Silverspot Cinema Vanderbilt Beach Rd. & U.S. 41 (239) 254-1080 TUESDAY | NOV 19 | 5:45PMFree Admission Lawn Chairs Welcome Food & Drinks Available Rated: PG13Upcoming EventsMERCATO NIGHTS MUSIC SERIES First Thursdays, 69 p.m. December 5 The French Horn Collective January 2 Majesty of Rock: The Music of Journey & StyxMOVIES ON THE LAWN Third Tuesdays @ Dusk December 17 Gremlins January 21 Crazy Rich Asians GET OUT FOR A GOOD CAUSE Literacy Volunteers of Collier County presents its Casino Night at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at The Club at Olde Cypress, 7165 Treeline Drive, Naples. Players will enjoy $1,000 in play money to spend at the casino games, complimentary champagne at the door, a door prize raffle ticket and a silent auction. Hors doeuvres and a cash bar will be available. Tickets are $75 per person and proceeds benefit LVCC. For sponsorship opportunities or to buy tickets, visit or call 239-2624448. Taste of Immokalee, a youth entrepreneurship program, holds its annual fundraising event, Taste the Impact luncheon, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15 at Kensington Country Club, 2700 Pine Ridge Road, Naples. Enjoy lunch prepared by Chef Ralph Feraco, meet students and hear how your support is preparing them to enter todays workforce and break the cycle of poverty. $60 per person. For information and to register, call 239-297-6814. The Special Operations Charity Golf Tournament and dinner to benefit the Brian Bill Foundation begins at noon Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, 2620 Tiburon Drive, Naples. In attendance will be Capt. Richard Phillips of the MV Maersk Alabama during its hijacking by Somali pirates in April 2009; Mark Calcavecchia, Fred Funk and Chris Dimarco, PGA TOUR Champions; Conrad Long, owner, Sphinx CrossFit, a U.S. Navy veteran who has attended the Brian Bill Foundation Warrior Healing Retreat; and Scott Bill, president and board chairman of the Brian Bill Foundation. The golf tournament starts at 1 p.m. and dinner event begins at 6 p.m. Capt. Phillips is the keynote speaker. The Brian Bill Foundation is a nonprofit that provides therapeutic support to activeduty and retired U.S. Special Operations warriors dealing with post-traumatic stress, mild traumatic brain injury and chronic pain. For tickets to the golf tournament, visit www.brianbillfoundation. org/2019-golf. For dinner tickets, visit Charity for Change Gala , Enchantment in the Rainforest, will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Quail West Golf & Country Club, 5950 Burnham Rd., Naples. The fundraiser supports more than 5,000 Collier County students who participate in Charity for Changes after-school, summer school, preschool and in-school programs. State Sen. Kathleen Passidomo and John Passidomo are honorary cochairs, and Becky Sharon is the events chair. The event emcee is Lois Thome, news anchor for WINK-TV. Tickets are $250 per person, with tables of eight for $2,000. For more information, visit or call Karen Conley, 239-592-6787. The Alzheimers Association invites Collier County residents to participate in the Alzheimers Association Walk to End Alzheimers at 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at North Collier Regional Park, Naples. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the walk is the worlds largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimers care, support and research. Participants can join a team or register to walk as an individual at The Neighborhood Health Clinic, a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization providing Collier Countys working, uninsured residents affordable medical and dental care, will receive 100% of raised at the Ultimate Garages Grand Opening celebration taking place from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at 3101 Terrace Ave., Naples. The event includes heavy hors doeuvres and cocktails, live music and art, unique exotic and classic cars and an on-site Formula One (F-1) simulator (replicates the effect of being on a race track). Tickets are $125. Valet parking included. Ultimate Garages is an exotic and classic car storage facility that provides a luxurious and safe environment for exotic, classic and valuable automobiles. For information, visit upcoming-events. Capital Wealth Advisors, an independent financial advisory firm, will be hosting its 15th annual Turkey Drop Day beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday Nov. 18, delivering 2,000 turkeys, meal bags, pies and eggs to St. Matthews House donation dropoff, 2601 Airport Road South. Partner sponsors include Publix, Egglands Best, Wilson & Johnson, Woods, Weidenmiller, Michetti & Rudnick, DeAngelis Diamond, Calusa Bay Properties and Ralph McNiven State Farm Insurance. The food is distributed to the needy throughout the holiday season. The public is invited to also donate turkeys on the same day to St. Matthews donation drop off. For information, call Capital Wealth Advisors 239-434-7434. Wellfit Girls, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering teen girls, hosts a speaking engagement and book signing with best-selling author, ultrarunner and educator Mirna The Mirnavator Valerio at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at Venue Naples. Proceeds benefit Wellfit Girls leadership, fitness and empowerment programs, which include an adventure summer camp and a fitnessfocused program for eighth and ninth grade girls in Collier County. Tickets are $75. Prior to the event, Wellfit Girls will host a VIP cocktail reception catered by CRAVE Culinaire and a meet and greet with Valerio. VIP tickets are $175 and include admission to the main speaking event and the VIP cocktail reception from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Registration is available online at The Naples Senior Center, a nonprofit organization that provides comprehensive programs and social services for seniors and their families, hosts its eighth annual Evening for Better Tomorrows at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at the Royal Poinciana Golf Club, 1600 Solana Rd. in Naples. The event, themed Motor City Magic: Memories of Motown, will feature cocktails and dinner followed by dancing with live music performed by Shadows of the 60s, led by former Drifter and lead singer of the Persuasions Dave Revels. Tickets are $375 per person. Patron tables are available for $7,500. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Proceeds support Naples Senior Center and continued expansion of its services. For information or reservations, call 239-325-4444 or visit Guadalupe Center holds its annual gala, Be Flamazing, which raises funds that directly support the centers educational programs in Immokalee. The gala begins at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, 2600 Tiburon Drive in Naples. Tickets are $500 per person and include a catered dinner, auction, jump-up and live entertainment, as well as opportunities to meet students whose lives are being impacted through philanthropic support. For more information about tickets and sponsorships, call Jamie Brown at 239-963-8715 or email


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FLORID A W R ITERSA passionate look at the world of pleasure cruisingThe Joy of Cruising: Passionate Cruising, Fascinating Stories by Paul C. Thornton. BookBaby. 363 pages. Trade paperback, $16.99.Fort Myers resident Paul Thornton has provided a most tasty smorgasbord of information, cruise world personalities and stories in this high-energy, encyclopedic presentation. Seasoned cruisers will remember their experiences and be fired up for more; newcomers and cruise wannabes will gasp at the variety of cruise possibilities and use the author as their friendly, knowledgeable and fully addicted guide to decision-making. This book is truly a labor of love, but it is also a collection of good sense, acute observations, colorful vignettes about colorful cruisers, cruise entrepreneurs and widely followed cruise journalists. You can call your travel agent or visit a cruise line website to book a vacation that meets your needs, but you need Mr. Thorntons book to get a more rounded picture of cruise life in all its glory. Many capsule biographies of dedicated cruisers, people who have traveled afloat over and over again for decades and still have new sailings in their plans, demonstrate how large and rewarding a part of ones life (alone or with friends and family) the cruising dimension can become. These are ordinary people who have found a special, rewarding richness in shipboard travel and its access to parts of the world they would otherwise not get to know. On a ship, however, getting there is at least half the fun. Todays ships more and more are destinations in themselves. One can have a fine time with no itinerary to follow. Mr. Thorntons experiences make it clear that cruising can enlarge your life by enlarging your circle of friends and acquaintances. Cruises provide great opportunities to get extended families in touch without anyone needing to wait on the others. Trips bringing three or more generations together provide deeper bonding and numerous stories for future retelling. Do you suspect that cruisers are an unacknowledged cult? What puts that gleam in their eyes? The answer is: sub-cults, a concept clarified in the latter sections of the book. One such sub-cult has to do with the burgeoning careers, status and utility of cruise bloggers. These journalists use the internet to spread cruise news, tips and visions of the directions the cruise industry is taking. Many have a large audience of devoted followers, and some even have ways of making money for their journalistic enterprise. So, yes, there are cruise news groupies. Among the bloggers Mr. Thornton praises are Danielle Fear, Jason Leppert, Matt Hochberg and Scott Sanders. If cruising is or becomes one of your passions, it is also an opportunity to double-up on some of your other passions. As one chapter title points out, you can enjoy Theme Cruising: Two Passions in One. The author describes card player cruises, motorcycle cruises and many cruises for which life on board offers a musical theme. In cooperation with the various cruise lines, a company named Star Vista LIVE has offered Malt Shop Memories (featuring stars of the 1950s), a Southern Rock Cruise, a Soul Train Cruise and many others. Such ventures are really small business in themselves, requiring competent and inventive planning, marketing and managing. People who love to vacation with and meet others in their ethnic or other affinity group can find cruises with special themes that hit the spot. Festival at Sea is a highly successful African-American cultural cruise. Mr. Thorntons splendid compendium also includes his profiles of people who help provide secondpassion cruise experiences. He introduces readers to such characters as Danny Bradley, the Cruising Baker, and Emma Le Teace, who initiated the Cruising Isnt Just for Old People blog. Like many cruise bloggers, Ms. Le Teace supplements blogging with a related YouTube channel. Well, folks, you get the idea. Mr. Thorntons book covers everything you might want to know as well as matters you might not yet know are worthy of your attention. He does this in a light-hearted, friendly and accessible way. Get on board.About the authorOriginally from Brooklyn and Long Island, Paul Thornton now has a smile on his face, but in his early life he faced a lot of adversity. He worked through it and then shared his experiences with his stirring memoir titled White Mans Disease, which won the North Street Book Prize. In August, The Joy of Cruising was awarded the Bronze Medal in adult non-fiction from the Florida Authors and Publishers Association. Phil Jason, Ph.D., United States Naval Academy professor emeritus of English, is a poet, critic and freelance writer with 20 books to his credit. THORNTON Phil Community School of Naples students turn music into peaceful medicineStudents in the Community School of Naples Upper School Chamber Orchestra have taken to heart recent studies on the role music plays in augmenting mental and physical healing. Twenty of them and their music teacher recently brought their violins, violas, cellos and music stands to the downtown Naples offices of Florida Cancer Specialists to bring restorative music to patients and their families, as well as the medical and office staff. The program was launched last year by a CSN student who has since graduated, was revived by two freshmen cellists, Olivia (Via) Lipman and Charles Rubin, whose fathers happen to be doctors at FCS. Via had read about how music can make you forget your problems, at least for a while, and transport you psychologically to a peaceful place. In this office we give treatments and medical care and emotional support to patients and their loved ones who are struggling with a health challenge, said Dr. Andrew Lipman of FCS in introductory remarks. We use our medicines and our touch and our words to help heal. Today, we will explore another avenue to healing. Today, we will be on the receiving end of the good will and care provided by 13-18-year-old studentmusicians from Community School of Naples. Given patient privacy issues, the centers infusion room door was opened wide to allow patients to listen. Via, Charles and the other musicians intend to expand the program to more local organizations, such as senior centers and the Golisano CMON where Via volunteers working with special needs children. Community School of Naples, the largest PreK-12 independent school in Collier County, was established in 1982. The school is located on a $60 million, 77-acre campus in North Naples. COURTESY PHOTOCommunity School of Naples orchestra at Florida Cancer Specialists.


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C14 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 14-20, 2019 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY PUZZLESYOU AND ME BOTH SEE ANSWERS, C11 SEE ANSWERS, C11 By Linda Thistle SUDOKUDifficulty level:Place a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each small 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.HOROSCOPESSCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Communication dominates the week. Work out any misunderstandings with co-workers. Also get back in touch with old friends and those family members you rarely see. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) As busy as your week is, make time for someone who feels shut out of your life. Your act of kindness could later prove to be more significant than you might have realized. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Congratulations. Your busy workweek leads to some very satisfying results. Sports and sporting events are high on your weekend activities aspect. Enjoy them with family and friends. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Your generosity of spirit reaches out once again to someone who needs reassurance. There might be problems, but keeping that line of communication open eventually pays off.PISCES (February 19 to March 20) You are among the truth-seekers in the universe, so dont be surprised to find yourself caught up in a new pursuit of facts to counter what you believe is an insidious exercise in lying.ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A long-sought workplace change could be happening soon. Consider reworking your ideas and preparing a presentation just in case. A personal relationship takes a new turn. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your persuasiveness doesnt really start to kick in until midweek. By then, you can count on having more supporters in your camp, including some you doubted would ever join you. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your workload is still high, but good news you should start to see daylight by the weeks end. Reserve the weekend for fun and games with friends and loved ones. You deserve it. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Regardless of how frustrating things are, keep that Crab under control. A cutting comment you might think is apt right now will leave others hurting for a long time to come. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Be more sensitive to the emotions of loved ones who might feel left out while youre stalking that new opportunity. Be sure to make it up to them this weekend. A nice surprise could be waiting. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) The gregarious Virgo rarely has a problem making new friends. But repairing frayed relationships doesnt come easily. Still, if its what you want to do, youll find a way. Good luck. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A misunderstanding with a partner or spouse needs to be worked out before it turns into something really nasty. Forget about your pride for now and make that first healing move.BORN THIS WEEK: You believe in loyalty and in keeping secrets. All things considered, you would probably make a perfect secret agent.


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 14-20, 2019 C17 *LIMITED TIME HOLIDAY VOUCHER SALE; WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. Non-refundable, non-discountable, cannot be combined with other offers. Valid for travel two year period January 1st, 2020 through December 31st, 2021. VACATION SPOT OF PIRATES, POETS, PRESIDENTS & PARTYGOERS! LIMITED TIME SALE!Round Trip!* Now Only & PARTYGOERS! MITED T IMESA T L Ro T r w w w ly BOOK NOW & SAVE! LATEST FILMS‘Doctor Sleep’Is it worth $10? YesIf youre wondering why theyd make a sequel to Stanley Kubricks horror classic The Shining (1980), youre not alone. Why mess with the legacy of a movie that many (with the notable exception of author Stephen King) know and love? When you watch Doctor Sleep, which King wrote as a novel in 2013, it all makes sense. This is a tense continuation of the story set many years later, while also being a thrilling homage to its predecessor. Take comfort in knowing, movie fans, that the film is everything a good sequel should be. Set in the present, Danny Torrance (Ewan McGregor) is now a substance abuser and lost soul. As a reminder, the shining refers to telepathy that allows certain individuals to communicate using only their minds. In some cases, it allows them to see what happened in the past or will happen in the future. Those who cant control it often see ghosts, as happens to Danny. King, and subsequently writer/director Mike Flanagan, expand Dannys world from the remote Overlook Hotel in Colorado to the suburbs of New Jersey, New Hampshire and Iowa. Danny still talks to Hallorann (Carl Lumbly, taking over for the late Scatman Crothers), but hes otherwise a mess. Danny suppresses his abilities at all costs, though Hallorann prods him to help others. Dark things like to eat what shines, Hallorann tells him, but you can turn what they came for against them. Hallorann is referring to a group led by Rose the Hat (Rebecca Ferguson) called The True Knot, whose members consume the essence of young shiners in order to preserve their strength and vitality. One girl, 12-year-old Abra (Kyliegh Curran), is particularly powerful and targeted by The True Knot; she also has regular chats with Danny, who feels compelled to help her. For as good a sequel as this is, the real revelation is the heretofore unknown Curran, who nearly steals the movie. She has terrific screen presence and doesnt rely on the typical tropes to which child actors often resort. On the contrary, shes measured and intense as needed, but never so vulnerable that you feel sorry for her just because shes a kid. Nods to The Shining are omnipresent, from young Danny riding his bike through the halls of the Overlook in the opening moments to adult Danny meeting with a doctor in an office that will look eerily familiar. Many more revelations abound, including the suggestion that Hallorann, who called Danny Doc in The Shining, foresaw the doctortype role Danny would take on in Doctor Sleep. Thats darn cool stuff. At 151 minutes Doctor Sleep is too long for its own good, especially given that it takes a while to get going. The destination, though, is well worth the journey. Dan Actor Danny Lloyd was 5 years old when he played Danny Torrance in “The Shining.” He made only one movie after that, and left the profession before he was a teenager, stating that he wasn’t interested in an acting career. He’s now a biology professor in Kentucky and he said he was eager to see “Doctor Sleep.” Did you KNOW WARNER BROS. PICTURES


they contain. Mark Goffs unique skills as a photographer began to unfold while serving in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War aboard the USS Kitty Hawk aircraft carrier and bases throughout the South Pacific. His unique visual perspective and sensitive eye continued to develop as he produced a treasure trove of photographs capturing the spirit of poets, hippies, musicians, protests, gatherings, celebrities, coffeehouses and the youth of America finding and using its voice. Mr. Goffs portfolio of iconic photographs from the 1969 Woodstock concert are now, for the first time, being made available as high-quality archival prints, generated directly from the original 35mm film negatives. These photos capture the ambiance of a generation featuring such performers as Janis Joplin, Arlo Guthrie, Grateful Dead and Ravi Shankar, along with intimate moments of those who attended. Rediscovering Woodstock Previously Unpublished Photos by Mark Goff will be on display at the Collier Museum at Government Center Nov. 18 through Jan. 8, 2020. The exhibition will open for an exclusive preview from 6-10 p.m. Nov. 16 as part of the 50th Anniversary Celebration of Woodstock fundraising event presented by the Friends of Collier County Museums. The event includes food and drink, live music and dancing, a silent auction, and a Woodstock best-dressed contest. Tickets for this event are $65 per person and may be purchased at Proceeds benefit Friends of Collier County Museums, a 501(c)(3) partner organization of Collier County Museums. For more information, visit www.CollierMuseums. com or call 239-252-8476. C18 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 14-20, 2019 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Kids Under 12 Eat Free on Mondays 1 kid meal with 1 adult entre. 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BITE SQUAD DELIVERS STEVIES WOODSTOCKFrom page 1Exhibition: Rediscovering Woodstock – Previously Unpublished Photos by Mark Goff Runs: Nov. 18 – Jan. 8 Gallery Hours: Monday Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Location: Collier Museum at Government Center, 3331 Tamiami Trail East, Naples, Admission: Free Contact:,, 239252-8476Event: 50th Anniversary Celebration of Woodstock Host organization: Friends of Collier County Museums Date: Nov. 16, 6 -10 p.m. Location: Collier Museum at Government Center, 3331 Tamiami Trail East, Naples Admission: $65 per person in advance, $75 per person at door Contact: Friends of Collier County Museums, In the KNOW PHOTOS BY MARK GOFFAbove: Richie Havens was the opening act at the 1969 Woodstock Festival. (Daniel Ben Zebulon, percussion, Paul “Deano” Williams, guitar, backing vocals). Right: Unidentified attendees sell their wares at Woodstock. Right: Mark Goff’s camera. Far right: Soul and blues singersongwriter Janis Joplin performed at Woodstock and was one of the most successful and widely known rock stars of her era. She would die of what was ruled an accident heroin overdose the following year.


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C20 WEEK OF NOVEMBER 14-20, 2019 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 19/20 SEASONValid on any NEW full, voucher or select membership purchase.Buy any 19/20 Membership & get a $20 FORDS GIFT CARD & BLADES TOTE BAG Call or text 239.948.PUCK Specialty JerseysThe “rst 500 fans will receive a Marvel Poster presented by Hertz or secure one early by purchasing a poster/ticket package at 2019 MARVELFRI 7:3011/22 SATURDAY SATURDAY 11/23, 7:00 11/23, 7:00 2 tickets + 2 large sodas/water + 2 cheese pizza slices = $39 1300 THIRD STREET SOUTH, NAPLES 239-262-5500 RIDGWAYBARANDGRILL.COM THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2812PM-9PM Serving a 3-course traditional turkey dinner prix-“ xe as well as a la carte menu choices, including turkey. ThanksgivinJOIN US FOR Venetian Village 4270 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, Naples 239-649-5552 Serving an a la carte menu including turkey and prime rib entrees. Reservations Are Now Being Accepted Thanksgiving Join Us For Thursday, November 28 12pm-8pmConservancy announces programs into 2020The Conservancy of Southwest Florida has announced its new lineup of programs starting in November and its activities calendar through June 2020. Many new activities and programs are introduced this season, including the Conservancys Be a Biologist program, which focuses on a variety of research projects from the science and research team including sea turtles, mangroves, pythons and more. Be a Biologist is offered daily at 11:15 a.m. at the Conservancy Nature Center, along with other daily programs, Scales and Tails at 12:15 p.m., Ocean Discoveries at 1:15 p.m. and Wonders of Wildlife at 2:15 p.m. Little Explorers, for ages 5 and younger, a popular program, is now offered each Thursday at 10 a.m. Programs each month will focus on a different aspect of the regions natural surroundings, including birds in November, ocean animals in December and nature in January. For the full schedule of upcoming programs and topics, visit nature-center/little-explorers. The Nature Centers Dalton Discovery Center also features a number of handson, educational and fun experiences that promote a love of nature for guests of all ages, including its Touch Tank, which is now full of new critters to meet. The 21-acre Nature Center is the gateway to the Conservancys mission, where guests can learn the importance of the areas natural resources, understand the role the Conservancy plays and get inspired to take action. Visitors can explore interactive exhibits in the Sapakie Wildlife Exhibit Hall, meet animal ambassadors in the viewing pavilion and learn more about how to prevent injury to wildlife. Off the main campus, guests can schedule an eco-tour along beautiful Rookery Bay, which was preserved after a group of citizens formed The Conservancy in 1964. Daily midmorning and sunset cruises aboard the Good Fortune II electric pontoon boat are led by Coast Guard-certified captains and Conservancy naturalists. Free nature walks at the Rookery Bay Briggs Boardwalk travel through seven Florida habitats. Guided walks and Sunday birding walks at Clam Pass will also begin again in December. The Conservancy Nature Center, 1495 Smith Preserve Way, Naples, is open Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $14.95 for adults, $9.95 for kids and free for children 2 and younger. Admission is also free for Conservancy members. Membership is available online at www. For a complete schedule of activities throughout the season, visit or call 239-262-0304. COURTESY PHOTO


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 14-20, 2019 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C21 Free Strudel with dinner every Sunday & Tuesday with purchase of entree Wild Game Night Venison, Rabbit and Wild Boar Now Every Thursday!(Greentree Plaza) www.blackforestnaples.com239.592.4784 OPEN 7 DAYS AT 5PM FOR DINNER Schnitzel Fest IS BACK $16 November 1st 550 Port-O-Call Way | Naples, FL 34102 WELCOME ABOARD THISTHANKSGIVING! RELAX this Thanksgiving.Treat you and your family to a cruise and delicious Thanksgiving Dinner on the Water! ursday, November 28, 2019Early Dinner: 12:00-2:00pm | Sunset Dinner: 4:45 6:45pm *tax, port and service charge not includedBook yourself and your family today!3 day cancellation policy No coupons or discounts apply VINOEverything begins in the vineyardIve always thought it strangely charming when we use the term winegrowing to discuss places where grapes come from. We talk about Bordeaux or Napa as winegrowing regions which supports the philosophy that wine is made in the vineyard, and the whole idea is to get the grapes from the vine into the bottle without screwing anything up. Usually, wine writers (myself included) spotlight the people who make the wine. In fact, wine-bottle back labels often list the winemakers name and many of them are quite well known. But what about the people who provide the raw material so the winemakers can practice their art the ones who actually grow the grapes? Winemakers certainly face difficulties and even disasters in the cellar, but growers have to contend with the thousand natural shocks that the land is heir to. Too much rain, too little rain, frost, hail, insects, powdery mildew, black rot, hordes of hungry birds issues that are by and large out of human control. We recently spent a delightful afternoon with Mayacamas Olds, head of viticulture at the Newton Winery in the St. Helena area of Napa Valley. She is named for the areas Mayacamas mountain range, which makes her a true born-and-raised native of Americas most renowned winegrowing region. Her responsibilities are extensive, to say the least. She supervises the planting, cultivation and harvesting of acres and acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Merlot, plus a few other varietals. I grew up in the wine industry, she recollects. My father started his winery before I was born and was a winemaker at Mayacamas for the duration of my childhood. Its in my blood and my name; it is just a part of who I am. She grew up in the vineyards. For the first two years of my life my cradle/crib was a grape box under a grapevine. Its this lifelong submersion in the art of viticulture that shaped her approach to her craft today. A cornerstone of her commitment: protecting the soil. My philosophy is a mix of old and new, she maintains. We must farm responsibly, mixing organic and regenerative farming so we can keep the soil healthy for the generations to come. But Im also a huge fan of new technology to make the labor that goes into winemaking easier so we can focus on whats important. Mayacamas also considers herself fortunate to be associated with the quality of wines produced by Newton. Its such a unique place in Napa Valley, she observes. These are rare, mountainous plots that could not be planted today, so this particular expression of nature isnt replicated by other wineries. We know its rare, so we treat this land with reverence. Newton pioneered using Burgundian unfiltered winemaking and native yeast fermentation in Napa out of respect for what this land offers to the wines, in order to strip nothing away. So once again attack the monumental task of growing great fruit and then get it from the vine to the bottle as simply and directly as possible. Mayacamas and her fellow viticulturists and vineyard managers play a critical, indispensable role in what you enjoy when you pop that cork. You can make bad wine from good grapes, but you cant make good wine from bad ones. She and her colleagues in the industry deserve both recognition and honor.Our latest discoveries:Newton Unfiltered Chardonnay Carneros 2016 ($55) 100% barrel fermented and aged for 12 months, this wine treats you to a nose of orange and tangerine and follows through on the palate with sleek and vibrant acidity. One of our favorites. WW 94. Newton Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder 2015 ($210) Densely colored and minerally, brimming with aromas and flavors of slate and wet stones. A deftly balanced flavor profile with a cascade of dense black fruit, cassis, anise and graphite. Give this one plenty of time. WW 97. Newton Chardonnay Carneros 2016 ($100) Absolutely luscious, leading with mouthwatering Meyer lemon peel, pear and apple. The toasty notes and texture come from barrel fermentation and stirring of the lees during aging. Quite alluring. WW 93. Jerry Greenfield is the Wine Whisperer, a wine author, educator and consultant. Read his blog at Jerry Mayacamas Olds, who directs viticulture at the Newton Winery in Napa Valley, grew up in the vineyards. Full dinner menu available except sushi. No special promotions or coupons accepted.Call 239.592.0050 For Details & Reservations includes all theTraditional Fixings and Pumpkin PieFEAST FOR 2 $39.9512:009:00 PM6 SEATINGS Thursday, November th Thursday, November th TURKEY DINNER FOR TWO 1585 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 5, Naples, Florida 34109 239.592.0050 AVAILABLE FOR TAKE OUT


C22 WEEK OF NOVEMBER 14-20, 2019 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY A Naples tradition since 1995.340 5TH AVE SOUTH, STE 102 NAPLES FLORIDA 34102239-262-7894 bramblestearoomnaples.comHOURS YOUR ONE FOOD BILL (up to 8 people) OFF Tunes and Tea Enjoy the music of Bruce Inman and Do ie Jackson along with High TeaReservations are required. November 21st, 5pm-7pm Special Events 6340 Naples Blvd., Unit 4 | Naples, FL 34109 | 239.330.3938 $ THRIVE THIS SEASONwith spavia Relax, Escape, Thrive Black Friday, Cyber Monday Gold Envelope Giveaway.Stop by the store for a chance to win NOVEMBER 29 DECEMBER 2 CELTIC SOUNDSSATURDAY, 11/16 7-10 PMwi Come enjoy our outdoor bar and dining area! Happy Hour Daily 2-6 PMICE Cold Draft Beer selection – Celtic favorites Guinness, Smithwick’s, Harp and Bass Ale and our Florida Craft beer selection in cans and bottlesDinner Service: Monday-Wednesday 3:00-9:00 PM Thursday-Saturday 3:00-10:00 PM Happy Hour Daily from 2-6 PM Call or Book a Reservation Online Today! 239. 304.9405 | CrookedShillelagh. com 3340 Tamiami Trail E, Naples, FL 34221 ‘Inner Beauty: A Photographic Celebration of Naples Botanical Garden’See the exquisite plants and trees of Naples Botanical Garden up close and personal in this new exhibition, Inner Beauty: A Photographic Celebration of Naples Botanical Garden. Award-winning photographer Paul Osborn utilizes macro photography to reveal distinct characteristics and details often unseen by the naked eye, from every vein on a water lily petal to the individual hairs on some of our most common winged visitors. Mr. Osborn is skilled in the art of macro photography, creating powerful compositions that capture the beauty of the natural world. He was introduced to Naples Botanical Garden in 2013 and has since shared thousands of his images, which have been used in garden publications, appeals, presentations, maps, websites and other materials. Mr. Osborn is an active member of the Naples Digital Photography Club and resides in Naples, where he has lived since 1980. As the garden celebrates its 10th anniversary this season, the photos in this exhibit highlight the spectacular flora found throughout its cultivated gardens. Inner Beauty will be on display in Kapnick Hall through Jan. 5, 2020. It is included with regular garden admission and free for members. For more information on Naples Botanical Garden, visit naplesgarden. org/media, or contact or 239-643-7275. New art gallery opens in NaplesArt2Amaze Studio & Gallery celebrated its grand opening in November with more than 150 visitors. Located in the trendy Naples Art District, the 3,450-square-foot space has 250 unique art pieces. In addition to the 1,600-square-foot of the main gallery, there are seven studio spaces where local artists create and exhibit their work. The gallery currently houses 10 artists, representing different media and styles of work. My vision was to create a new art concept and direction for Naples, where our visitors can experience a diverse body of artwork in one place and interact with our working artists to learn what inspires them, said professional photographer and gallery owner Andre Spatz. Art2Amaze Studio and Gallery is a member of the Naples Art District, a concentration of professional working artist studios and galleries located throughout the industrial park, bordered by Airport Pulling and Pine Ridge Roads. The gallery is located at 6210 Shirley Street, Suite 108, in the Fairways Trade Village, and will be included in Art Alive events on the first Wednesday (5-8 p.m.) and the third Saturday (11 a.m. 4 p.m.) of each month during season. The next events will be on Nov. 16, from 11 a.m. 4 p.m.; and Dec. 4, from 5 8 p.m. Other times can be arranged by appointment. Contact or call 239-206-4287.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 14-20, 2019 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 Join us forthanksgivingServing the Dinner Menu & Holiday Specials including aTURKEY DINNEROPEN 11:30 am 7:30 pm OPEN 2 pm 8 pm 1177 Third Street South, Naples 239.435.1166 1205 Third Street South, Naples 239.659.0007 Fall Bonus offer not available for Yiftee digital gift cards. Bonus card not valid for DAmico Catering or large/private restaurant events, tax or gratuity. Bonus card is valid for use Jan. 2, 2020 Dec. 30, 2020.Receive a $20 BONUS card for every $100 spent on DAmico Gift Cards from now through December 23, 2019EMILY THIEL / THE SHELTER FOR ABUSED WOMEN & CHILDREN SOCIETYThe Shelter for Abused Women & Children events during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month 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 Eric Strachan at eric.strachan@” 1 6 2 7 3 8 4 51. Members of the shelter staff performed a special dance routine Oct. 24 during the DVAM Dance Party at Mercato. 2. A Chihuahua receives a purple ribbon bandana during Paws For Peace Oct. 6 at Naples Botanical Garden. The event was co-sponsored by the Humane Society Naples. 3. From left: Joe Charles, Marcie Charles, Brittany Cowan, Nick Christiano, Tai Rambert, Alexis Diaczynsky, Kelly Komor, Loan Trinh, Jennifer Gebeau and Michael Gebeau at The Shelter’s NextGen Purple Party Oct. 11 at Bayfront Inn. 4. A standard poodle enjoys the kissing booth during Paws for Peace at Naples Botanical Garden. The event was co-sponsored by the Humane Society Naples. 5. Suited up in a hand-created BumbleBee costume, Miguel Guzman delighted young and old during the annual Immokalee Children’s Peace Fair Oct. 21 at the Immokalee Sports Complex. 6. Shelter advocate Sydney Snyder helps an attendee add her dog’s paw print to the Paws for Peace banner at Naples Botanical Garden. 7. Two canine attendees greet each other at Paws for Peace Oct. 6 at the Naples Botanical Garden. 8. Local artist Adorable Monique presents the painting she created live during the Purple Party, Oct. 11, to top bidders Angela Easter and Alex Nicodemi.


C24 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 14-20, 2019 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 5111 Tamiami Trail North | 239-430-4900 I Contact Mari Hornbeck at 239-659-3124 or mhornbeck@cooperhotels.comLets Get Together forthe Holidays! Corporate Events | Private Parties Holiday Celebrations PRISCILLA MCGUIRE PHOTOGRAPHY 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 Eric Strachan at eric.strachan@” SOCIETYCBIA mixer at Tamiami Ford 1 2 4 6 3 5 8 7 PRI SC I LLA M CGU 6 1. Brian Tidwell and John Williams 2. Tamiami Ford Team 3. Peggy Anderson and Christina Freedman 4. Vera Jaye, Liviu Goia and Cheryl Jost 5. Dave Dunnavant, Julie Kelly, Terry Kelly and Bill Ryan 6. Aurora Wells, James Knafo and Liz Biswarn 7. Aome Rogers and Doug Holland 8. Jeff Perkins and Steve PratoMichael Doherty, Paola Velazquez and Dave Marcozzi


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 14-20, 2019 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C25 All About Closets is all about innovative design, impeccable craftsmanship and ”awless service. Our installations re”ect 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! K TbbtDesigner 239.303.5829 Create Function & Storage with Style! C bt | nbb fr | bf t | t | t rt f t Create Function & Storage with Style! PEGGY FARREN / 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 Eric Strachan at eric.strachan@” SOCIETYSustaining Leadership Council at Naples Botanical Garden 1. Jane Berger 2. Wynnell Schrenk, Jody Lippes, Leslie Fogg, Eleanor Chabraja, Patrice Schoonmaker and Joan Clifford 3. Donna Nelson and Mary Smith 4. Leslie Fogg, Joan Clifford and Karen Scott 5. Linda White, Barbara Hills and Donna Nelson 6. Eleanor Chabraja, Mary Ann Bindley and Wynnell Schrenk 7. Karen Scott and Mary Ann Bindley 8. Kathleen Kapnick, Amy Heuerman and Leslie Fogg 1 2 3Wynnell Schrenk and Kathy Woods 1 2 3 4 W y nnell Sc hr e n k an d K at h y Woods 4 6 5 8 7


C26 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 14-20, 2019 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Authentic NY Style Italian Food & Wood Fired, Brick Oven Pizza Napoletana An All New Lunch Menuwith 13 selections to choose from.Weekdays till 3pm. Lunch Specials*Monday-Friday, 11:30am-3:00pm*Includes your choice of soup, salad or fries Happy Hour MenuHalf price domestic beers and house wines along with a special $6.95 menuEveryday from 3-6 pm 239-325-9653 | | 1427 Pine Ridge Road, #105, Naples, FL ONLINE $5 OFF $25OR MORE SPENTCan not be combined with other discounts, coupons or lunch specials. Expires 11/30/19. 2380 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples, FL 34109 | (239) 598-3473 | NAPLES BETTER MEXICAN NAPLESBETTER ME XI C CA N Come enjoy Come enjoy our $25 our $25 early dining early dining menu today! At Agave, the early bird gets a margarita, starter, and en tre for $25 per person! Available from 4 6 p.m. daily.Offer valid through December 31, 2019. CUISINE NEWSTurkey Day is on its way, so if youre thinking about taking a break from the kitchen this year, consider making reservations at one of these fine dining establishments: The French, 365 Fifth Ave. S.: Threecourse menu with additional supplements like a truffle course from noon to 8 p.m. ($15). 1500 South, 1500 Fifth Ave. S.: Thanksgiving buffet ($55 for adults, $27.50 for kids 12 and under). www.naplesbayresort. com. Noodles Italian Caf & Sushi Bar , 1585 Pine Ridge Road : Six seatings starting at noon where guests can enjoy plates of turkey, pineapple glazed ham and traditional sides from noon to 9 p.m. ($39.95 for two, take-out available). Ocean Prime, 699 Fifth Ave. S.: Traditional three-course, prix-fixe feast from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. ($39 per person). www. The Continental, 1205 Third St. S.: A la carte Thanksgiving offerings like wild rice casserole and stuffing, celery root soup, kabocha squash and more with traditional roast turkey from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Crave Culinaire, 13240 Tamiami Trail N.: Fine dining, traditional Thanksgiving items for take-out that are priced by the pound. Family package that serves four people for $225. Orders must be placed by Nov. 22. Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, River of Grass Ballroom: An expansive buffet featuring all the traditional favorites, as well as a chilled seafood table, cheese and charcuterie and dessert station from noon to 5 p.m. ($75 for adults, $30 for kids 21 and under). www.naplesbeachhotel.comTake Note:AZN at Mercato celebrates its tenth anniversary with the following events: Happy Hour and Reverse Happy Hour with half-price top shelf liquor, food items and wines (3-6 p.m. daily and 9 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday; live music by Diana Landa from 6-9 p.m. each Wednesday; special musical performance by Meagan Rose (6-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14); Bonus $10 gift certificate with the purchase of a $50 gift certificate; Half-off a lunch entre with the purchase of a fullprice item; Wine tasting with small bites for $20 per person from 4-6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22; Chinese New Year Celebration with traditional Asian performances, special food items and drinks in conjunction with a Mercato festival on Saturday, Feb. 1. 239-593-8818 or Tonys Off Third hosts a complimentary wine tasting featuring vintages from Justin Vineyards and JNSQ from 4:30-6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15. 1300 Third St. S. 239-262-7999 or www.tonysoffthird. com. Dorona hosts a sous vide cooking class at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, where guests will learn to prepare bruschetta, turkey and tarte Tatin. $45. 2110 Ninth St. N. 239-529-2819 or The Wine Store hosts a tasting of Ruinart champagne, fried chicken and chocolate from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16. $100, includes a bottle of Ruinart Blanc de Blanc. 1200 Central Ave. 239-234-6625 or Three Fifth Street South eateries, Ocean Prime, Sails and The French, will participate in Namaste Day with Practice Yoga and by providing high-end vegan dishes to the event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, at Sugden Plaza. The event kicks off at 10 a.m. with a yoga session and continues through the day with live music, raffles and family activities. 239-777-6366 or Aielli Restaurant Group honors veterans through the month of November by donating proceeds from its sales of a Got Your Six cocktail at Barbatella, Sea Salt and Dorona to the Celebrity Martini Glass Auction Veterans Support fund. Featured drinks are the Purple Heart at Sea Salt (gin, lemon juice, bitter orange and elderflower tonic), Bronze Star at Barbatella (Old Forrester rye whiskey, maraschino liqueur, Cointreau and Peychauds bitters) and Whiskey-Sugar-Foxtrot at Dorona (Redemption bourbon, apple cider, ginger beer and Club Soda. 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; 239-598-1463 or Intro to Indian Cooking: Thursday, Nov. 14 ($69); Thanksgiving Essentials: Thursday, Nov. 14 ($79); Effortless Entertaining: Friday, Nov. 15 ($69); Date Night New York Steakhouse: Friday, Nov. 15 ($79); Date Night Beef Wellington Feast: Friday, Nov. 15 ($79); Chocolate 101: Saturday, Nov. 16 ($69); Thanksgiving Essentials: Saturday, Nov. 16 ($69); Date Night Steak the Tuscan Way: Saturday, Nov. 16 ($79); Autumn Croissant Workshop: Sunday, Nov. 17 ($69); Effortless Entertaining: Sunday, Nov. 17 ($69); Date Night London Kitchen: Sunday, Nov. 17 ($79); Knife Skills: Monday, Nov. 18 ($59); Steak Dinner in Tuscany: Monday, Nov. 18 ($79); Autumn in New England: Tuesday, Nov. 19 ($79); Artisan Pizza at Home: Wednesday, Nov. 20 ($69); French Home Cooking: Wednesday, Nov. 20 ($69); Thai Kitchen: Wednesday, Nov. 20 ($69). Dorona offers sous vide solutions to your holiday feast with a cooking class at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16.


CUISINEChops City Grill ups its game with stunning new look, menu to matchIf you havent been to Chops City Grill this month, you havent been there. After a four-month closure, it has reopened with a transformational facelift, an updated menu and an expanded wine and whiskey list. Considering that the place has been around for about two decades, it was time for a redo, especially considering that there have been some glamorous competitors opening along Fifth Avenue in recent years. The updated Chops looks like a chic club from a Northern metropolis with its dark wood walls, well-upholstered booths and chairs, including those at the fully loaded bar lit by chandeliers adorned with dangling strands of crystals that shimmer in the light. When you look in the dictionary under drop-dead gorgeous, a photo of this dining room is apt to illustrate it. Its not just the room thats firing on all cylinders. So are the chefs and cooks in the open kitchen and the front of the house staff who all seem just as happy to be there as the customers were the evening of my most recent visit. Chops is part of the same group that runs Pazzo! and Yabba Island Grill, both on Fifth, as well as The Saloon in Estero and a second Chops in Bonita Springs. At the moment, it is the jewel in the crown. Know in advance that youll be required to make a lot of choices here. That begins with what to drink. Craft cocktail? The bar has some interesting ones such as Curse of the Leprechaun, Lip Service and Whaddya Hear? Whaddya Say? You can go to the restaurants website to get full descriptions. There is a dizzying array of whisky, scotch, tequila and gin. And I havent even gotten to the wine list, which includes an impressive selection, including a $4,000 bottle of Chateau Lafite Rothschild for that special occasion. After much consideration, we settled on a Prairie Organic gin martini ($16) and a glass of 2017 Le Vignes de Bila-Haut ($16 for 6 ounces, $24 for 9 ounces). After all that, then we needed to figure out what to eat, although it was better as we sipped properly chilled beverages and nibbled warm butter ed sourdough bread. The menu isnt a complete overhaul, but it has been freshened up. Theres sushi as well as a selection of six types of oysters and Osetra caviar in half-ounce ($60) and full-ounce ($120) portions with the usual fixings. If you are considering steak, you may choose from American Wagyu, Australian or Japanese Wagyu or domestic cuts that have been dry-aged in house. There are also four seafood selections, a nightly vegetarian entre, pork, short ribs and other options and a 3-pound lobster ($105). While it takes some time to wade through all of that, I suspect that its hard to go wrong here. Our exploration was highly successful, beginning with The Short Stack ($17) and the Tuna Chop ($20). The former were two luscious cakes of lobster, jumbo, king and stone crab topped with a sauce of roasted sundried tomatoes, garlic and champagne. The cakes were full of lumps of shellfish, with more chunks in the savory sauce, topped with crunchy microgreens. The tuna was thinly sliced then topped with yuzu-infused avocado, lump crab, mango, a touch of soy, fresh spinach leaves and orange caviar. This one had a very delicate sauce, so it didnt overpower the tuna, mango and avocado. The cedar plank Faroe Island salmon ($34) was imaginatively presented with a bourbon sugar glaze, shreds of green papaya and watercress, a veggie spring roll and a bed of smashed cauliflower. The fish was tender, the sauce sweet but not cloying, and the papaya and watercress balanced it nicely with crunch and a bit of tartness. The cauliflower beneath was a nice touch. A dry-aged, 14-ounce New York strip steak ($55) came with a deliciously charred crust but was blushingly pink and moist within and the meat had good flavor. Creamy horseradish sauce ($3) enhanced that flavor, although with eight sauces, you might want something else. While the salmon came with sides, the steak didnt so we ordered the butterwhipped potatoes with Irish butter and chives ($10) and roasted heirloom carrots with grand Marnier and honey b utter ($10). The potatoes were among the best Ive had, perhaps because they arrived awash in that wondr ous butter, bu t also because they were creamy and had great flavor on their own. The carrots, which were of varying hues, were tender-crisp, lightly sweet and complemented both dishes nicely. We managed just one dessert: the pecan Kahlua sweet potato pie with coconut ice cream and Kahlua anglaise ($14). Except for the crust, which wasnt as firm as it could be, this was a great dessert. Unlike a pecan pie, which tends to be over-thetop sweet, this was smooth and rich but the pecans played a supporting role while the milder sweet potatoes were the stars. Topped with ice cream and sitting in the crme anglaise, this was a fine ending to an exemplary dinner. After a terrific meal, we reluctantly relinquished our oh-so-comfortable booth, took a last admiring look around the bustling dining room and made a promise to return as soon as my review schedule and the crush of the winter season allow. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 14-20, 2019 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 The Village on Venetian Bay 4236 Gulf Shore Blvd. North 239-430-6273 miramarenaples.comSUNTHU 11:30AM TO 9PM FRISAT 11:30AM TO 10PM REFRESHED FOR SEASON! NOW OPEN Waterfron DininAT ITS BEST ON VENETIAN BAY The Village on Venetian Bay 4330 Gulf Shore Blvd. North 239-263-FISH (3474) FIRST SEATING 3-COURSE DINNER New Menu (Except Holidays) FREE The Tuna Chop is a mlange of tuna, mango, spinach, lump crab and avocado. The open kitchen allows guests to see the show as chefs and cooks make their food. The Short Stack consists of two cakes full of lobster and crab in a savory sauce. Drew STERWALDcuisine@floridaweekly.comChops City Grill837 Fifth Ave. S., Naples; 239-262-4677 Ratings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: Hours: 5-10 p.m. daily Reservations: Accepted (available through Credit cards: Accepted Price range: Appetizers, $11-$100; steaks, $45-$85; other entrees, $24-$47 Beverages: Full bar with extensive wine and spirits list Specialties of the house: Steaks and seafood Volume: Moderate Parking: Mall lot Website: Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor In the KNOW Mashed potatoes swimming in Irish butter were superb. Roasted heirloom carrots were bathed in grand Marnier and honey butter.


LUXE LIVINGFLORIDA WEEKLYTHE NAPLES LUXURY HOME REDEFINED NOVEMBER 2019 MakeoverA tented ‘she shed’ trumps a man cave 6Designer Q&ASherie Weidner of Clive Daniel Home goes chic 2 Shop TalkSTAR Store makes furnishing your home a great cause 10 LORI HAMILTON / COURTESY PHOTO OLD COUNTRY opens up a whole new world in Mediterra A return to the Page 8


2 LUXE LIVING NOVEMBER 2019 FLORIDA WEEKLY PublisherShelley Hobbsshobbs@floridaweekly.comEditorCindy Piercecpierce@floridaweekly.comLuxe Living WriterMichael Korb Graphic DesignerMeg RoloffCirculation SupervisorTara Rosheimtara.rosheim@floridaweekly.comAccount ExecutivesCori Higginschiggins@floridaweekly.comLexi Marklelexi.markle@floridaweekly.comNicole Ryannryan@floridaweekly.comAdam Schonberg aschonberg@floridaweekly.comSales and Marketing AssistantKayleigh Aronadmin.naples@floridaweekly.comPublished by Florida Media Group LLCNaples Florida Weekly 9051 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 202 Naples, Florida 34108 Phone 239.325.1960 Copyright: The contents of the Florida Weekly are copyright 2019 by Florida Media Group, LLC. No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Elegance, whether understated or in your face, is a look that demands appreciation. And Sherie Weidner of Clive Daniel Home works in that medium with ease and grace. Luxe Livings Michael Korb chatted with the designer about her craft and how she works with clients. Q: When did you first know you wanted to be an interior designer? A: As a grade schooler you can laugh, but Im really not kidding I found myself reimagining my girlfriends mothers kitchens. I had Jenny Westlings mothers kitchen redesigned in my mind three different ways. I would relocate the appliances and walls and imagine different wallpaper and furniture. I didnt understand what this meant or that it had a name. I did know, however, that for me it was far more interesting than playing Pacman or baking cookies. It seemingly came very naturally. I remember being completely infatuated and intrigued when my mother showed me blueprints of a house my parents were building when I was 9 years old. The seed was definitely planted at an early age, but it wasnt until after college that my path in design grew. SHERIE WEIDNER of Clive Daniel Home keeps things clean, simple and chicDESIGNER Q&AThe entryway of this Cape Marco condo is a dream in ivory and gold tones that set the theme for the entire residence. A hint of art deco in the console, wallpaper and accessories adds glamour to the space.SEE Q&A, PAGE 4 Sherie WeidnerNAPLES KENNY / COURTESY PHOTOS Broker participation welcomed. Prices, plans and speci“cations subject to change without notice. ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS REFERENCE SHOULD BE MADE TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. NOT AN OFFERING WHERE PROHIBITED BY STATE LAW. PHOTOGRAPHY IN THIS AD MAY BE STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY USED TO DEPICT THE LIFESTYLE TO BE ACHIEVED RATHER ANY THAT MAY EXIST. Garden House Information & Sales Center 16980 Livingston Road 239-449-5900 A KITSON & PARTNERS COMMUNITY MULTIFAMILY CHOICE Penthouse Homes from the $800sVIANSATerrace Homes from the $600sVIANSACoach Homes from the $700sCORSICA MODELS OPEN DAILY OPEN SPACES GORGEOUS INTERIORS BEAUTIFUL GARDENS


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4 LUXE LIVING NOVEMBER 2019 FLORIDA WEEKLY Q: Where did you learn your craft? A: After graduating from Michigan State University and DePaul University in 1989, I was hired by Teng & Associates, an architectural and engineering design firm in downtown Chicago. TA taught me the foundation and technical aspects of interior design. As a commercial design company, its where I learned how boundaries intersect and flow within all design disciplines: architectural, mechanical, electrical, structural, civil, lighting and interior design. This knowledge proved invaluable in later years with remodeling and renovation projects. After moving to Dallas with my family and two small children, I started my own interior design company in 1999. We moved to Naples in 2001, and I was an independent designer operating out of an in-home studio for 17 years before joining Clive Daniel Home. Q: What do you ask your clients in order to help inspire you to create a space? A: The key to zeroing in on a specific look for any client is to define their likes and dislikes. And to get there, I get my clients talking. I ask about what things are important to them and how they live, both of which are integral to defining their style. To jumpstart the process, I often create inspirational boards to ignite conversations and to help me depict for them whats trending. Being a good listener and making the client feel comfortable expressing their ideas is key to any good design. Q: Whats been your most unique request or most interesting piece youve selected for a room? A: I feel an important responsibility of a designer is to find opportunities to push the design from comfortable to out of the ordinary. For a recent kitchen renovation in the Belize on Cape Marco, we did just that by pearlizing the original Tommy Bahama-style kitchen. Then we added forward-thinking electrical upgrades from the Adorne collection by Legrand featuring USB-compatible components. We added charging stations for cell phones and laptop computers to the kitchens workstation and expansive island. I am very proud to say that the kitchen received the prestigious recognition of Best Kitchen Remodel in its price point at the 2018 CBIA Pinnacle Awards. Q: Is there an interior design trend today that really excites you, or one that you hope goes away ASAP? A: Because of the clean lines and its simplicity, I dont see contemporary and modern designs going out of style in the near future. And I think thats a good thing. Sherie Weidner Clive Daniel Home 2777 Tamiami Trail N., Naples 239-261-4663; www.clivedaniel.comDESIGNER Q&AQ&AFrom page 2Top right: Defined by a silk Persian rug and four curved mahogany swivel chairs by Theodore Alexander, this “chat room” exudes sophistication. Right: In the same Cape Marco condo, the master suite blends muted tones and visual cues to draw the eye toward breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico. The result: An oasis that overlooks an oasis.NAPLES KENNY / COURTESY PHOTOS Your Landscape Lighting Experts CALL TODAY! Collier: 239.498.1900 Lee: W Vb Otn License # LS0200159 5% DISCOUNT Supplier of Marble, Limestone, Granite, Quartz and Quartzite. Installation of Kitchens & Outdoor Kitchens. LIC2019-00069 Your Kitchen, Bathroom and Outdoor Kitchen Specialist Free Sink with Complete Remodel 5% Discount for First Responders including Teachers and County Workers.




6 LUXE LIVING NOVEMBER 2019 FLORIDA WEEKLY BY MICHAEL KORBFlorida Weekly CorrespondentIt sounds like the remnants of a tongue twister: tented she shed. But its actually a very clever way to turn an unused room in a lovely three-story home into a personal chamber thats perfect for reading, relaxing, movie watching or meditation. The homeowner wanted a space all her own, explains interior designer Vera Jaye of Jaye Design. Its a big house and she travels a lot and had gone through some recent family hardships and just wanted a place to chill out and be by herself As soon as I heard what she needed that peacefulness I immediately saw a tented room. The previous owner had used the room as a workout space. It has stunning waterfront views as well as direct access to a balcony, so you can focus completely on the wildlife that comes into view. Once I understood Veras vision, it was the first time in my life that I felt that I absolutely needed this, the homeowner says. She had just been gifted a silk print while on a trip to Kyoto, Japan, and Ms. Jaye used that as inspiration. But the room was actually created around the Italian painted glass Fortuny chandelier. Two years ago, I fell in love with the chandelier at a local showroom, the designer says. Like a pair of expensive red shoes, it caught my eye. My brain exploded with visions of how I could feature this chandelier in a special space. I whispered, One day, I will find you a home. Fast forward a year, and in walked the perfect client with the perfect setting. From there the designer set about to find a fabric for the walls of the tented she shed. The homeowner loves birds, which made a delicate print of blue tonal foliage with birds and branches in a repeated pattern a perfect play off the designs of the chandelier. It took 35 yards to wrap the room. Ms. Jaye found another sky blue fabric from which to create the banners as well as the tufted border and center draping above the chandelier. The banners were bordered in red to pick up on color in the Japanese print and in the the Asian-influenced dresser and side tables, which were leftovers from the previous homeowner. The chaise, originally the homeowners and upholstered in leather, was reupholstered to help tie in the original cork flooring. In order to hide television cables, zippers were built into the draperies, allowing the pivot arm to swing freely and hide the cables without a ghastly break in the fabric. The sound deadening of the curtains allows for a silent hideaway when the homeowner is reading or practicing yoga. Of course, nothing comes easy when creating an oasis, and so it went with this project. The lamp was broken while being packed, crushing the dreams of everyone involved. Luckily, another was found in Maine and was driven to Naples by the lighting rep. Thats what we call customer service. Jaye Design 1110 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 201 250-2360; www.jayedesign.comCreating the perfect ‘she shed’ — tented, no lessMAKEOVER RL CARON PHOTOGRAPHY / COURTESY PHOTOSWe’ve all heard of man caves: rooms filled with huge TVs, sports equipment and gaming tables. But Vera Jaye of Jaye Design created one of the most unique “she sheds” we’ve ever seen. In an unused exercise room, she blended an Asia influence with a hint of Camelot to make a oneof-a-kind escape with a strong feminine attitude. A chandelier of hand-painted glass sets the mood, while 35 yards of sound-deadening fabric makes the space perfect for reading, meditation, yoga or watching a movie. bl Before Before 239-4FLOORS (239-435-6677) 2700 IMMOKALEE RD #14 NAPLES | MON FRI 9AM TO 5PM SAT 10AM TO 3PM Free Design and Consultation KITCHEN & BATH REMODEL| QUARTZ & GRANITE | TILE & WOOD | CARPET


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8 LUXE LIVING NOVEMBER 2019 FLORIDA WEEKLYCOVER STORY BY MICHAEL KORBFlorida Weekly Correspondent We need to be clear about something right from the start: Even though theres been a lot of transitional and contemporary styling around these parts over the past several years whether it be new construction or renovations the truth is we still have more than a few Tuscan-style properties that havent sampled the change. And thats not necessarily a bad thing. For many residences, including this estate home in the Positano neighborhood of Mediterra, the Italianate style is baked in from the outside, meaning that youre not really going to be able to change the outside to reflect the inside if you want to modernize your interior design. Or so youd think. The owners of this four-bedroom, fivebathroom, 3,900-square-foot home hired Lana Knapp of Collins & DuPont Design Group to update things without taking away its clear nationality. The result is a beautiful rebirth of classic styling that not only modernizes the space, but also adds a soft layer of elegance. (The homeowners) are both Italian and travel to Italy all the time, Ms. Knapp says. They wanted to hold onto the Italian backbone of the design. It was a challenge to bring them into the transitional world, she allows. We took baby steps. But the more they got into it, the more they were agreeable. Still, the archway in the kitchen we had to keep. And the brick and stone, we had to keep. A clients insistence on keeping some previous details can sometimes be a serious blow to a designers plan, but in this case Ms. Knapp was able to work around the constraints and created a cohesive, simplified space that exudes style without being clich and more important, without losing the Italian DNA that permeated the original design. The Ashlar stone flooring with a touch of gray, for example, was made to look Old World with chiseled edges. Its beautiful, says Ms. Knapp. That was a lucky break, as it could just as easily LORI HAMILTON/ COURTESY PHOTOIt’s a true challenge for a designer to take a dated look and reimagine it into something fresh without making wholesale changes to things such as flooring or the structure itself. But Lana Knapp of Collins & DuPont did just that when she turned this Tuscan-style Mediterra manse into a modern version of an Italian villa. Above: New furniture in the living room complements the existing (but refinished) media cabinet. Left: The foyer features transitional elements that play beautifully off the original Ashlar stone flooring. Below: In the vestibule, a light champagne wall color updates the original brick. OLD COUNTRYopens up a whole new world in MediterraA return to the


FLORIDA WEEKLY NOVEMBER 2019 LUXE LIVING 9have been a deep gold or yellow stone that immediately dates a space. Throughout the home, Ms. Knapp was able to create light, welcoming spaces without making structural changes. Its amazing what changing the paint and lighting can do to update a house, she says. The foyer was very gold, with heavy light fixtures and big pots and plants in the recessed niche. It looked like Franco Zeffirelli might pop out of a doorway at any mopment to give direction to Olivia Hussey. To change that, the designer went with a champagne color for the walls and a pretty white for the millwork. New lighting fixtures of cut crystal and glass make the light shimmer for a brighter, fresher look. T he niche got a new console that is both clean and dynamic, with a soft brass finish and glomis glass doors that give it a lovely onyx finish. When grouped with brass accouterments and a transitional three-piece mirror, the updated entry alerts guests to prepare for the unexpected. And much of that can be traced to the fact that the house still has much of its original character: groin ceilings, rustication, a pantry that is camouflaged as a wine cellar. In the kitchen, all the cabinet doors were removed and replaced, the boxes painted an off-white with a gray wash. It had to be a very warm white with a touch of gray in order to work with the floors, Ms. Knapp says. She also replaced all the appliances, plumbing and hardware, and added a tile backsplash of glomis glass. The peninsula features seating for five at stylish bar-height chairs wrapped in multi-tonal upholstery. The chair fabric, a leather-look microfiber with a light, pearlized finish, is more important than youll ever know, the designer says. It has aqua shades. It addresses the terracotta. And its durable enough to be at the heart of the home. Its also a beautiful contrast against the kitchens new white quartzite stone surfaces. In the living room, a heavy wood builtin was dramatically softened by removing embellishments and lightening the original dark cranberry color. New furnishings, accessories and lighting took their cue from there, with shades of the owners favorite aqua color showing up in a pair of inviting swivel chairs. Meanwhile, the master suite mixes Old World furnishings with clean lines and bright surfaces. The ceiling was painted by faux finisher Christine Moore using hand-shaved mica chips in the paint to deliver a warm, reflective surface that that sets the room aglow when the chandelier is on. Even the paint on the walls has small mica chips embedded in it. The house is now happy and cheerful, Ms. Knapp proudly says. The owners, who were away during the renovation, were greeted with a grand reveal upon their return and are thrilled with the changes, she adds. All in all, its a whole new world in the old country. Collins & DuPont Design Group 8911 Brighton Lane, Bonita Springs 239-948-2400 LORI HAMILTON / COURTESY PHOTOCOVER STORY Above: New paint, cabinet doors, lighting, appliances and seating make for a modern, fresh kitchen that still has a taste of Italia. The backsplash of glomis glass reflects light throughout, creating a bright and beating heart of the home. Left: Just steps away, the dining room mixes metals in old and new ways to create an elegant transitional space. Top: The master bedroom delivers a luxurious sense of the old country with rich wood furnishings, but the ceiling detail adds a sense of glamour thanks to hand-shaved mica chips added to the paint. A less extreme version makes up the walls as well. Above: One guest bedroom is a delightful mix of delicates thanks to a hummingbird motif wallpaper and playful use of color. TThtbddlili


10 LUXE LIVING NOVEMBER 2019 FLORIDA WEEKLY SHOP TALK BY MICHAEL KORBFlorida Weekly CorrespondentAs if any of us needed a reason to consider redecorating our living spaces, the new STAR Store in the Naples Design District sells gently used upscale furniture and lovely home accessories at deeply discounted prices. Best of all, though, all proceeds directly benefit the STARability Foundation (formerly known as the Foundation for the Developmentally Disabled), which supports people with disabilities by providing opportunities that emphasize teamwork and connection to the community. The 1,400-square-foot retail space is filled with high-end couches, chairs, tables, rugs, accessories and art, most of which has been donated by area homeowners and interior designers. A lot of the businesses here in the Naples Design District donate to us from their warehouses, says Carrie Jo Terry, director of store operations for the foundation. The STAR Store has also partnered with several area Realtors as a resource for clients who purchase furnished homes but who dont want to keep all the furnishings that come with the deal. We have something for everyones taste, Ms. Terry says. When we first opened everything was very coastal and beachy, but we definitely have a bit of everything now. Its a fascinating mix because it really is a blend of everybodys style who is donating. Its safe to say theres something for everyone: lamps, hutches, vases, tables, you name it. The store also sells original photography and soy-based wax candles made by STARability Foundation Trailblazer Academy participants. Visit STARStoreNaples on Facebook and get an idea of whats in stock at the moment. But be warned: The word is out on the store, and stock turns over quickly. And finally, if your house is already brimming with furniture and accessories, you can donate what you no longer love to the store so someone else can enjoy it. STAR Store 106 10th St. N., Naples 239-263-1894New STAR Store makes redecorating a great cause Above: Candles made by STARability Foundation Trailblazer Academy participants make great gifts. The 1400-square-foot space features gently used upscale furniture and accessories. All proceeds support the STARability Foundation. Th1400ft Carrie Jo Terry Sothebys International Realty and Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each o ce is independently owned and operated. Equal Housing Opportunity. The Venetian Village O ce 4300 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, Suite 100 Naples, Florida 34103 DAVE & ANN RENNERTrusted. Proven. Respected.DAVE RENNER ANN RENNER California Charm Abounds in this Fantastic Renovated Monterey Home NORTH NAPLES 239-593-6879 SURROUNDINGSFLA.COMVISIT OUR FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED SHOWROOM FILLED WITH FABULOUS CONSIGNMENTS & NEW HOME FURNISHINGS. DECORATING SWFL SINCE 2002. GIFTSCONSIGN@SURROUNDINGSFLA.COM Our Team Is Here To Assist You!


TIM GIBBOBS / FLORIDA WEEKLY Much of the store’s stock is donated by area residents and interior designers who are happy to support a good cause. The inventory is constantly changing. FLORIDA WEEKLY NOVEMBER 2019 LUXE LIVING 11 SHOP TALK CLAUDIA LEAH DESIGNDECORATING DEN INTERIORS solutions | design | | 239.431.5936 6062 Taylor Rd, Unit 801 | Naples, FL 34109


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lonelinessThe EPIDEMIC EPIDEMICWhy are we talking about this? Who is lonely? What is being done? What more needs to be done? GARRET BUCKLEY PHOTO OF FABIANA SOLANO Fabiana Solano, 21, of Florida Gulf Coast University, took a proactive approach to her loneliness.


Given the rise of social media connections and sheer populations in our lives, this seems all the more ironic. Who are these lonely souls? Why are they lonely? How is their loneliness affecting their health and the health of the nation? At the recommendation of one of our readers who responded to a survey Florida Weekly ran this summer, we decided to dig deeper than statistics, to talk to the lonely and the experts who study them, to answer these questions. And to answer one big question: What can we do about it? Reporting is redundant, reader Chris, 70, of Fort Myers, told us, challenging us to publish something beyond the sameold rehash of sad statistics demonstrating that the growing loneliness epidemic has reached toxic levels. Because reader Chris herself has tried, repeatedly, to do something about it. Not just about HER loneliness. But loneliness in her community. But more about Chris and the energy she has lent to this project later. Lets look first at why we as a society need to address loneliness and solutions right now. Why are we talking about this? Laura Eiman of Palm Beach Gardens became involved with the Happiness Club of Palm Beach.PART IlonelinessTheEPIDEMIC SIDE FROM THE SHEER SHOCK THAT THE U.S. is so statistically lonely, the aftershock comes from the age breakdown. Older adults, retirees left without the meaningfulness of work and companionship: Sure, that makes sense. But look again at the figures. It appears younger adults are becoming increasingly lonely.STORIES BY CHELLE KOSTER WALTON | PHOTOGRAPHY BY VANDY MAJOR AND MELANIE BELL | FLORIDA WEEKLYPROJECT EDITOR | BETTY WELLS PRESENTATION EDITOR | ERIC RADDATZ“Only the lonely Know the way I feel tonight Only the lonely Know this feeling ain’t right.”— Only the Lonely by Roy Orbison More than one-third 35 percent of U.S. adults ages 45 and older are lonely, based on the UCLA loneliness scale and reported by AARP in 2018. AARP further reported that in the subset of midlife, adults ages 45-49, 46 percent are lonely. The 70-plus age group weighed in lowest at 24 percent. Nearly half of the 20,000 adults surveyed by Cigna nationwide reported that they sometimes or always feel alone or left out. Millennials (ages 23-37) rated themselves high on feeling lonely, according to a USA Today report in March. Forbes reported in May 2019 that loneliness troubles Millennials more than joblessness, homelessness or a cancer diagnosis. Generation Z (adults ages 18-22) is the loneliest generation and claims to be in worse health than older generations, according to a 2018 Cigna study. In fall 2018, the American College Health Associations National College Health Assessment survey summary reported that 63.2 percent of its student respondents checked yes for feeling very lonely anytime within the last 12 months.A MELANIE BELL / FLORIDA WEEKLY 2 LONELINESS EPIDEMIC NOVEMBER 2019 FLORIDA WEEKLY


Its like the weather. Everybody talks about it but ... Or is it really like the weather? Can we actually do something about it? The United Kingdom has appointed a minister of loneliness. Colleges and senior centers have designed programs, workshops and support groups. Social media and online sites welcome victims of loneliness. Researchers write papers. Doctors prescribe drugs. But what, we at Florida Weekly wondered, can we as the media do about the issue that might improve upon the redundant? Tread into proactivity? Involve the Florida community? Challenge society to take a forward approach to anti-loneliness? This path started out of curiosity at the volume of media we were seeing on the topic and an idea to run a loneliness survey in the pages of our newspapers for four months. We talked with some of our responders, then we talked to professionals and experts in our communities to learn how Floridians suffer from loneliness, what is being done and what needs to be done. Its nothing new, loneliness. Artists have been writing and singing about it for centuries, despite the fact the condition historically has been pushed into a corner like an embarrassing freak of nature. Recently, however, loneliness, like other mental and emotional behavior disorders, is coming into the light of day. It has become a hot topic that has gained traction through significant studies, startling statistics and revelations of its severe and even deadly consequences. Beyond making headlines in senior and psychiatric publications and websites, it has garnered awareness articles in Forbes and The Economist magazines, a multitude of studies, a Lady Gaga documentary, even, and open, frank discussion. People are recognizing the subjective experience is very important and meaningful, said Dr. Angelina Sutin, a Florida State University Department of Behavioral Sciences professor who published a 2018 study linking loneliness and dementia. Psychological factors were previously ignored. In the last decade, these feelings dictate consequences, including mortality. That loneliness can predict how long you live really gets attention. Theres no escaping it: Loneliness has become a growing epidemic, seen as a symptom of or precursor to bigger issues including depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, heart disease, stroke, cancer, drug addiction and alcoholism, as well as dementia and early death. The amount of students coming in for counseling increased exponentially over the last decade at USF, said Dr. Nicholas Joyce, a University of South Florida counselor who has developed workshops and other models for treating lonely students. Weve seen a 39 percent increase in the past five years [of students] coming in, 26 percent increase over the last year. Theres been a 309 percent increase in hospitalizations over the last five years due to emotional behavioral issues. How did we as a society get so lonely? The revelation that students and, as has been brought to light, Millennials are suffering from acute loneliness has lent new understanding on the universal, widespread nature of the problem. Retired seniors we could wrap our heads around, especially in Florida where oftentimes theyve not only separated from their work colleagues but have moved away from friends and family. Failing health, limited mobility, physical isolation: All of these issues of aging clearly can lead to social isolation and its subjective handmaiden, loneliness. But our young people going to school and in the ripeness of their careers? Surrounded by others their own age? Ensconced in party scenes and living in close quarters? Connected by social media? Enter the tech ironyBut wait, back up: Social media and technology in general are often blamed for actually contributing to the situation the grand irony that todays methods of connecting just may be achieving the opposite. There is no singular solution (to loneliness) but rather a behavioral shift technology is great and needed but a shift to more meaningful use of technology is required, one that facilitates connection instead of increasing loneliness, says Sarah Owen, president and CEO of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation. The fix for loneliness, experts agree, lies not in being with, around and in communication with people but feeling a connection with them, feeling people care about them. Study after study points to technology and its effect on real social skills as just one more reason the problem spirals. They can be literally sitting in a dining hall full of students, but theyre on the phone, said Dr. Joyce, who has counseled and studied students for 10 years in colleges across the country, six of those years at USF. Its not about physically being alone, but that connection. They can be around others, yet the majority feel alone. Thanks to the emotional sanctuary of their smart devices, young people are failing to equip their social skills tool box, he added. When I was in college, Id just have to sit and exist, entertain myself or make conversation, he said. Now you pull out your phone. Before, being alone, I had to learn how to be alone. Young people dont have to learn that skill. Sherry Turkle in her book Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other draws a similar conclusion. Loneliness is failed solitude, she wrote. To experience solitude you must be able to summon yourself by yourself; otherwise, you will only know how to be lonely. Its not just the young who feel the social media disconnect, however. I try to stay connected through social media, but have found it to be a doubleedged sword, wrote Marten Karlsson, 55, of Fort Myers, in response to the short loneliness survey in Florida Weekly. You can stay connected with people even far away, but you also are reminded of activities that people do together and that you most of the time have to do by yourself. One of the things that comes to feel safe is using technology to connect to people at a distance or more precisely to a lot of people from a distance, wrote Turkle. But even a lot of people at a distance can turn out not to be enough people at all. Not surprisingly, however, Facebook conducted its own study that concluded social media does not necessarily cause loneliness. A study we conducted with Robert Kraut at Carnegie Mellon University found that people who sent or received more messages, comments and Timeline posts reported improvements in social support, depression and loneliness, stated a post by David Ginsberg, director of research, and Moira Burke, research scientist at Facebook. The positive effects were even stronger when people talked with their close friends online. Simply broadcasting status updates wasnt enough; people had to interact one-on-one with others in their network. The Cigna study, too, lightens the burden of blame so often laid on technology: Social media use alone is not a predictor of loneliness; respondents defined as very heavy users of social media have a loneliness score (43.5) that is not markedly different from the score of those who never use social media (41.7). The bottom line, according to Psychology Today in December 2017: Loneliness is on the rise. In 2010, roughly 40 percent of Americans reported feeling lonely on a regular basis, up from about 20 percent in the 1980s. According to the General Social Survey, an annual report on the countrys social characteristics, the number of Americans who say they have no one they can confide in nearly tripled between 1985 and 2004. Now, the average American reports zero close confidants. “We’ve seen a 39 percent increase in the past five years (of students) coming in, 26 percent increase over the last year. There’s been a 309 percent increase in hospitalizations over the last five years due to emotional behavioral issues.”— Dr. Nicholas Joyce, a University of South Florida counselor Always SometimesRarely Never Interests and ideas are not shared by those around you 9% 50% 34% 7% People ar e ar ound you but not with you 10 46 33 11 Feel shy 11 45 31 13 No one r eally knows you well 13 41 33 13 Left out 8 38 39 15 Alone 10 36 37 17 Lack companionship 10 34 34 23 Relationships with others ar e not meaningful 7 36 39 18 Isolated fr om others 8 35 37 20 No longer close to anyone 8 31 35 26 Ther e is no one you can tur n to 7 29 36 28Feelings associated with lonelinessNote: Figures that do not sum to 100 are because of the effects of rounding.In a survey elded among more than 20,000 U.S. adults ages 18 and olderJune Bialecki, 75, is widowed and attends activities at Naples Senior Center.VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLY In the KNOW FLORIDA WEEKLY NOVEMBER 2019 LONELINESS EPIDEMIC 3SOURCE: U.S. LONELINESS INDEX, CIGNA 2018


STORIES BY CHELLE KOSTER WALTON | PHOTOGRAPHY BY VANDY MAJOR AND MELANIE BELL | FLORIDA WEEKLYPROJECT EDITOR | BETTY WELLS PRESENTATION EDITOR | ERIC RADDATZ Who is lonely?PART IIlonelinessTheEPIDEMIC MELANIE BELL / FLORIDA WEEKLYWhen Dr. Nicholas Joyce, staff psychologist at the University of South Florida in Tampa, talks about student loneliness, he is talking primarily about the latter category. He addresses shifting societal mores and technological dependence that have left our youth bereft of social skills and the confidence to connect and meet new people. Across the country, survey data show that each year the percentage of students who claim to be very lonely climbs, reaching a current figure nationally of about 66 percent, he said. Young adults are still trying to form relationships, Dr. Joyce explained. Before college, their friends were just people who were around. Then they come to college and are forced to make friends. They dont know how to do that anymore. Theyre not in a class, not part of a club, dealing with developmental changes and milestones. They dont have the skill set. Our public school system in general doesnt gear them up for that. Its about youve got to go to college. Lots of brilliant, smart students lack social skills, when theyre probably more important to a career than any knowledge. Perhaps for the same reasons Generation Z (ages 18-22) has a high loneliness rate, Millennials (ages 23-37) often, too, rank themselves high on the loneliness scale, according to a study by global health service company Cigna in 2018, because Millennials grew up on the cusp of the technological boom. Not surprisingly, many adults experience loneliness. The 45-49 age group “All the lonely people Where do they all come from?” — Eleanor Rigby by The BeatlesIKE PEOPLE, LONELINESS COMES IN ALL shapes and forms. Theres no one set description of what loneliness looks like or whom it affects how. That said, to greatly simplify, the lonely fall into two general categories. There is life-stage transitional loneliness brought on by the death of a spouse, relocating, health issues, said Palm Beach Gardens psychotherapist and Florida Weekly columnist Linda Lipshutz. Then there are people who, because of their personalities, experience a more pervasive loneliness. They have difficulty making a connection.LLIPSHUTZ Anne Bedinger of Palm Beach Gardens participates in programs by the Happiness Club of Palm Beach. 4 LONELINESS EPIDEMIC NOVEMBER 2019 FLORIDA WEEKLY


scored highest in loneliness in a landmark AARP study, which surveyed 3,012 adults ages 45 and older across the nation in 2010. However, says Dr. Joyce, theoretically, from a developmental standpoint, what young adults experience is different from older adults. For most older adults, loss or other major changes in their lives send their connectivity into a tailspin. The Florida equationAlmost half of those who had lived in their current residence for less than one year reported feeling lonely, according to the AARP Loneliness Among Older Adults: A National Survey of Adults 45+. In Florida, the fabled land of the retiree, relocation is a way of life. The reward may be pleasant climates and improved mobility, but the downside often brings isolation from family and a lifetime network of friends. Besides the emotional upheaval and isolation, older adults and sociologists alike point to the physical reality of newer Florida communities. Residential and/or commercial building laws make for a spread-out community, wrote Jacobina Trump, 62, from Englewood, in response to the Florida Weekly loneliness survey that ran in newspapers. If living, shopping and hanging out would be closer to one another there would be a more automatic social life. In my mind it is a matter of building brick and mortar communities. Dr. Thomas P. Felke, Department of Social Work chair at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, backs up Ms. Trumps hunch. Theyre coming from up North, where there was a strong sense of community engagement, he said. Here, gated communities are designed with an amenities mindset, not a community mindset. There are pools and clubhouses, but what are you doing at the community pool and clubhouses to bring the community together? Art Sturm, 87, has found, however, that the particular gated community where he lives in Naples, Village Walk, fulfills some of his needs for engagement by offering bingo, cards, swimming and exercise activities. He complements those activities with a number of programs he attends usually four days a week at the Naples Senior Center. In 2012, the Leadership Coalition on Aging in Collier County engaged Dr. Felkes department to assess the needs of older adults in the greater Naples area with a vision to establish a first-ofits-kind senior center. While stakeholders whom they interviewed blamed the disconnect on transportation, the older adults themselves were on the opposite side of the fence. They didnt want to take buses to get around. They wanted places they could drive or walk to and be around people like themselves. As a result, the Naples Senior Center opened five years ago to serve the needs of older adults in Collier and southern Lee counties. What began as a membership of 80 has swelled to 1,600 and a capital campaign to expand the facility. Mary Chen, age 71, had moved to Naples four years ago after living 41 years in Potomac, Md. Her husband is away from home much of the time, working and traveling. When she heard from a friend how the Naples Senior Center had helped improve her mobility through exercise programs, Ms. Chen showed up there the very next day. I was a nurse for 41 years, and I know they do a great job, she said. Now I go there almost every day. Ive met a lot of nice people, and we go out together. It is a blessing that Naples has such a place. Besides older adults suffering from health problems, the Naples Senior Center identified another important segment of loneliness victims. We have the only dementia respite program to give caregivers a break, said Dr. Jaclynn Faffer, president and CEO of the center. When you become a caregiver particularly when it involves a social disability your social circle begins to shrink.Fixing lonelinessBy most accounts, transitional loneliness has its fixes. Theres an antidote to loneliness, and thats connecting with others, said Dr. Faffer. (Loneliness is) short term when it is addressed. Data we collect show that the majority come because they want to make friends. When they get involved in our programs, within six months, they report theyre not feeling lonely. Experts are quick to point out that having people around you is no safeguard against loneliness. Even in relationships, connections are often broken. Even the life of the party can feel lonely. In both cases, the fear of being alone and abandoned underlies an overeagerness to be with someone in a relationship but also an inability to make true connections. I have a girlfriend who lives with me since a couple of years, but who works much different shifts than I do, and I spend most of my time off alone, wrote Marten Karlsson, 55, who divorced a spouse of more than 30 years after moving to Fort Myers to try to rejuvenate a troubled marriage. In our society, were told to be a couple in a relationship. If not, something is wrong and (you think) it must be wrong with you, said Rick Merillat, a marriage counselor in Cape Coral, who points out that marriage is no hedge against loneliness. The Naples Senior Center schedules affordable social/recreational activities such as art classes, movie afternoons, luncheons and games; and provides emotional support services to combat loneliness in older adults. If you dont have the programming, (a facility) doesnt really matter, said Dr. Felke, who believes engagement is key to the success of easing loneliness. The fact is people make connections with what theyre involved in. The Happiness Club of Palm Beach works on much the same principle, offering wellness programs, parties and speakers on happiness through travel and choice. This is very easy, said facilitator Melanie Cabot. They dont have to identify themselves as lonely. They can just come and have a lovely evening. Its not a commitment, not a financial commitment, just $20. Its not something heavy. When long-term loneliness prevails as a mental condition, I tell patients how to think differently about ones state, said Ms. Lipshutz, the Palm Beach Gardens psychotherapist. That therapy may involve mental health counseling and support. Still, even when emotional behavioral issues exist, building a community is key, says James Wineinger, executive director of Hope Clubhouse of SW Florida. Its model program for persons suffering from loneliness due to mental illness is almost more like a work place than anything that would look like group therapy, he said. Its people working together on a common goal on a regular basis to build a relationship with those people. The real cure for loneliness is strong relationships supportive, productive relationships, friends, families. Dr. Jaclynn Faffer, president/CEO, Naples Senior Center.VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLY Social media use Employment status GenerationScores are from the Cigna Loneliness Index survey of more than 20,000 U.S. adults ages 18 and older based on their answers to a series of 20 statements. USAGE SCORE Very heavy 43.5 Heavy 44.5 Moderate 44.3 Light 42.6 Never 41.7 STATUS SCORE Retired 41.2 Employed 43.7 Homemaker 44.9 Student 47.9 Unemployed 49.1 GENERATION SCORE Gen Z 48.3 Millennials 45.3 Gen X 45.1 Boomers 42.4 Greatest 38.6Social media use is not a predictor of loneliness. For instance, those respondents de ned as very heavy users of social media have a loneliness score that is not markedly different from those who never use social media. A look at the effect of employment status on loneliness. Retirees appear to be the least lonely while those unemployed tend to be the most. Younger generations appear lonelier than older generations, with Gen Zers (adults ages 18-22) scoring 48.3.“I have a girlfriend who lives with me since a couple of years, but who works much different shifts than I do, and I spend most of my time off alone.” — Marten Karlsson, 55, who divorced a spouse of more than 30 years after moving to Fort Myers to try to “rejuvenate a troubled marriage” In the KNOW In the KNOW Who else is lonely?More facts from the 2010 AARP study: 7 in 10 who say they are lonely do not attribute their loneliness to a single incident. 51 percent of the lonely have never been married, compared to 60 percent of the not-lonely responders who have been married or are living with a partner. Forty-six percent of divorced or separated survey responders claimed loneliness, indicating that the rst nine years are the worst. People with lower incomes are more likely to be lonely 31 percent in the $50K-$74.9K and over $75K brackets as opposed to 50 percent in the under $25K category. Midlife and older adults in poor health (67 percent). People suffering anxiety and depression.CABOT FLORIDA WEEKLY NOVEMBER 2019 LONELINESS EPIDEMIC 5


Signs on the benches read: The Happy to Chat Bench: Sit Here If You Dont Mind Someone Stopping To Say Hello. As for Minister of Loneliness Tracey Crouch: Our strategy sets out a powerful vision for addressing this generational challenge. By bringing together health services, businesses, local authorities, charities and community groups we will raise awareness of loneliness and help people build connections to lead happier and healthier lives, she decreed in May 2018. Awareness seems to be ground zero, a first step in moving toward solutions. It is being accomplished around the world with myriad studies, conference focusing, websites, social and traditional media coverage. A number of loneliness groups have cropped up on Facebook, and promises counseling to defeat loneliness, with online workshops, support groups and email newsletters. Across the U.S., services such as and Well Connected ( services/well-connected) are filling a practical need for uniting the lonely through relationships, or at least to other voices. Well Connected launched in 2004 as Senior Center Without Walls a conference line for six women in Oakland, Calif. It now counts 1,500 participants across 41 states. It was really about connecting people who werent able to connect in person, said director Amber Carroll. The nonprofit offers a catalog of free programs on topics from Pet Tales to Unpacking Your Griefcase for participants who call in at scheduled times. Discussions lead to connections that have led to friendships and even networks that meet face-to-face on their own, said Ms. Carroll.The Florida pictureFewer than a dozen Florida residents participate in the Well Connected program, most of them in metropolitan areas. However, a number of agencies and nonprofits in South Florida have “Are you lonesome tonight?”— Elvis PART IIIlonelinessTheEPIDEMIC What is being done?Elaine Pomfrey of Palm Beach Gardens became involved with the Happiness Club in Palm Beach.STORIES BY CHELLE KOSTER WALTON | PHOTOGRAPHY BY VANDY MAJOR AND MELANIE BELL | FLORIDA WEEKLYPROJECT EDITOR | BETTY WELLS PRESENTATION EDITOR | ERIC RADDATZ MELANIE BELL / FLORIDA WEEKLYNGLAND HAS MADE MAJOR STRIDES ADDRESSing loneliness by appointing a minister of loneliness and with small gestures, such as The Happy To Chat benches police in a seaside town have designated. The Chat Bench is a very simple concept where a sign is placed on a bench, typically in a park or a town centre, in a location used by a good cross-section of the community, quoted Burnham-On-Sea Police Community Support Officer Tracey Grobbeler.E 6 LONELINESS EPIDEMIC NOVEMBER 2019 FLORIDA WEEKLY


formed to address loneliness, mostly among older adult populations. Although national statistics show young adults ages 18 to 22 to be the loneliest demographic, here in Florida, a large retired, aging population skews those figures somewhat. I absolutely feel that the characteristics of our population have a profound effect on the statistics, said FGCUs Dr. Thomas Felke, who has conducted needs-based studies of older adults in Collier County and in one south Fort Myers neighborhood. We have heard these stories from older adults in our focus groups. Anti-loneliness has become a priority in the Naples area, where the Blue Zones Project Southwest Florida strives for the well being of the community. Volunteering, an important tenet of the initiative, happens to be one of the most often-named antidotes for loneliness. Once Ive worked (with a lonely patient) and let them vent, I encourage them to expand their life, said Palm Beach Gardens psychotherapist Linda Lipshutz. One good way is by giving oneself to other people, volunteering at a hospital or animal shelter. Animal lovers can walk doggies and kittens at a shelter, where they can meet other likeminded people and have that animal connection of warmth. The Naples community took it a step further by commissioning a study of senior needs, which resulted in the Naples Senior Center and later the Golden Gate Senior Center. Our primary goal is to help these individuals connect and create a sense of community, to become a portal, said Dr. Jaclynn Faffer, president and CEO of the Naples Senior Center. Dr. Felke, chair of the Department of Social Work at FGCU, led the study Dr. Faffer commissioned in 2012. A few years later, he ran a check-in study with those who were attending the senior center. The recurring theme was how grateful (the older adults) were for establishments like this, so they had someplace to go, he said. That the staff cared for them and loved them. That level of care and affection. Its such a social, friendly place to go, and the staff seems to really care about everything going on with you, said Naples Senior Center member June Bialecki, a 75-year-old widow. And its very affordable for me, now that I have just one income. The majority come because they want to make friends, said Dr. Faffer. When they get involved in the programs, within six months, they report theyre not feeling lonely. Dr. Felke completed his second study this summer for Peace Lutheran Church in the Iona area of south Fort Myers. It had already initiated exercise and Alzheimers programs open free to its congregation and anyone in the community. Your geographic area here within a five-mile radius is the exact type of location where a senior access center should be located, Dr. Felke told a group gathered in mid-August to hear the results of his study. He reported that more than 57,000 adults ages 60 and older live within that radius year-round. Of course, in season, those numbers swell and that too affects the yearrounders loneliness: Their seasonal friends are here and then are gone, and the full-year residents miss them and feel lonely as a result, said Dr. Felke. Loneliness has been our first priority, said parish nurse Marilyn S. Kranich. Especially with men. Weve been seeing it for many years. Theyre reluctant to join in, but its so important to stimulate the brain to ward off depression and dementia. God has planted Peace Church in an area with many seniors, said Pastor Walter Still. They share with us their joys and sorrows and interest in making new friends and learning. The folks are a great gift and we wish to find ways to share meaning and fun to their lives. The Happiness Club of Palm Beach approaches the often stigmatic problem of loneliness from the other direction by teaching its participants about being happy and making connections. We dont directly deal with the issue of loneliness, its sort of in the background, said facilitator Melanie Cabot. The big thing is a sense of community, knowing youre not all on your own. She sees mostly 40to 70-year-olds attending her monthly after-work meetings. The nonprofit social group has chapters throughout the world. Here you can make friends face-to-face, she said. Theyre not sitting at home scrolling for fake friends. Also in the Palm Beach area, Compass targets loneliness in the lesbian-gaybisexual-transgender (LGBT) context. The Lake Worth community center has members of every generation, particularly the young, who are coming to terms with their sexual orientation. I always wanted to go along with this transition, but was worried, what if the world wont understand? said Lauren Gayle, 28, who visited Compass out of loneliness when he was contemplating a transgender procedure from female to male earlier this year. The loneliness comes from just trying to fit into society for a very long time. Executive Director Julie Seaver also finds loneliness prevalent in older members. She started a free monthly Coffee Klatch that has become popular, mostly among older gay men. Just talking amongst yourself about anything, or nothing, Ms. Seaver explained. I think everyone experiences loneliness in their lives, but I realize why LBGT people would experience it more, because discrimination leads to isolation. Her Coffee Klatch program has effectively broken isolation barriers, with up to 80 people attending each month. Such facilities and programs are proving that bringing people together to share hobbies, ideas and interests can help those suffering from transitional loneliness caused by a move, physical isolation, the loss of a loved one, bad health or financial setbacks. In Fort Myers, Hope Clubhouse of SW Florida helps those whose loneliness is seated in mental illness. Our cure for loneliness is to build a community, said James Wineinger, executive director. We start with the smaller community Hope Clubhouse to reconnect with larger community Fort Myers. The organization helps its community members find employment within and outside of Hope Clubhouse, part of an international model. It also arranges social gatherings, particularly during holiday periods, which are the toughest times for the lonely. I think of loneliness as a symptom of a dozen different disorders, Mr. Wineinger said, depression and anxiety being the big ones. Reaching, teaching studentsLoneliness in college students stems largely from behavioral issues, indicated Dr. Nicholas Joyce, staff psychologist at the University of South Florida in Tampa. The top three things we treat are anxiety, depression and relationship difficulties all connected to loneliness not feeling connected, socially anxious, fundamentally unhappy, he said. Not many say, Im lonely, it stigmatizes. They say, Im unhappy, and then we do an assessment of family and the social picture. It becomes clear if theyre spending all their time in their dorm room ... Loneliness is a symptom of young people not equipped to handle life stressors. Dr. Joyce, who has worked at three other universities during his 10 years as a college psychologist, has developed four-session workshops that teach students crucial life skills mindfulness, openness, values and engagement. The program, which he recently presented at a national conference in San Diego, helps students learn to deal with life, Dr. Joyce said. We bring up anxieties academic or socially based, the two main things. They have to learn skills by making connections. Connections. Community. Caring. If there is such a thing as a cure for loneliness, and if we listen to the experts, it lies in those three Cs. But what, exactly, are the lonely people saying they need to fix their loneliness? Christina Corbett ponders steps on combatting loneliness with happiness programs offered.MELANIE BELL / FLORIDA WEEKLYFELKE Gen Z (18-22) Millennials (23-37) Gen X (38-51) Boomers (52-71) Greatest (72+) 0 20 40 60 80 100Who’s not feeling lonely?Older generations are the most likely to experience feelings associated with not being lonely. Feel outgoing and friendly There are people you can talk to There are people you can turn to Feel close to people Feel “in tune” with the people around you Find companionship when you want it Have a lot in common with those around you There are people who really understand you Part of a group of friends“God has planted Peace Church in an area with many seniors .... They share with us their joys and sorrows and interest in making new friends and learning. The folks are a great gift and we wish to find ways to share meaning and fun to their lives.”— Pastor Walter Still In the KNOW FLORIDA WEEKLY NOVEMBER 2019 LONELINESS EPIDEMIC 7SOURCE: U.S. LONELINESS INDEX, CIGNA 2018


“That’s why I’m lonely, I’m Mr. Lonely. I wish that I could go back home.” — Mr. Lonely Bobby Vinton PART IVlonelinessTheEPIDEMIC What more needs to be done?Art Sturm moved to Naples in April to be near his daughter. Because she frequently is away, he got a golf cart and hired a driver, who also has proven to be a companion. STORIES BY CHELLE KOSTER WALTON | PHOTOGRAPHY BY VANDY MAJOR AND MELANIE BELL | FLORIDA WEEKLYPROJECT EDITOR | BETTY WELLS PRESENTATION EDITOR | ERIC RADDATZ VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYI just would like to be able to relax and talk to somebody without explaining myself. Jacobina Trump, 62, Englewood I would consider joining a singles event depending on how it was structured and targeted. Im not looking for a meat market type of encounter, because loneliness is often only made worse in such a superficial situation. I think an event geared more toward earnest discussion would be of value, and professionals (or moderators or facilitators) would be excellent to help people open up and feel more comfortable discussing such a difficult subject. Lisa (last name withheld), 63, Lehigh Acres My true hopes and desires is to find a true companion for me after I break the cycle of attaining abusive relationships. Denise (name and age withheld), Lake Worth Beach It is so sad that in todays society so many of us are alone, when if there were easier ways to meet new people, this doesnt have to be true. Hillary, (name withheld) 60, Naples DONT FEEL READY TO BE IN A SENIOR center yet. I would join a group that meets on the issue of loneliness and sadness and fears of getting older. I would join a gym if it had something like that. Nina Nangle, 74, Boynton Beach“I 8 LONELINESS EPIDEMIC NOVEMBER 2019 FLORIDA WEEKLY


I think people need to put away their phones more and reach out to other NOT Reach out by phone but personally face to face if possible. I truly believe the digital age has isolated us more from God, from others, and from ourselves even. Carol Serna, 62, Jupiter I think it would be helpful to have targeted talks about loneliness and professionals to help learn how to cope with issues related to loneliness. an effort to address this an initiative at a government level would be something to consider at least. Marten Karlsson, 55, Fort Myers Gathering in a group setting would provide some safety for me. Theres not an easy fix for everybody. Chris, (name withheld) 70, Fort Myers This is the same Chris we talked about at the beginning of this section. The Chris who changed the direction of our focus in this loneliness project to proactive. She challenged us to help find solutions, rather than just passively reporting. She wondered why Publix grocery stores, gyms, doctors offices and other places that older adults frequent dont step up to the plate. She engaged her therapist at Genesis Counseling of Fort Myers, who has agreed to allow the use of its conference room for loneliness support group meetings. She suggested we at Florida Weekly arrange a social event for everyone who got involved in this long, twisting project from coast-to-coast in Florida. Florida Weekly began this project in March, running an ad in all of its Florida editions asking, Are You Lonely? We asked readers to answer five questions about their loneliness and send them to us via email or mail. In later communications with them, we asked the question: What could/should your community and community groups do to alleviate your loneliness? Above are some of the answers we received. Global effortsDo we need a minister of loneliness? Or at least government agencies at the state or municipal level? Aside from the UKs all-in approach, we found examples of other communities and organizations thinking creatively to find solutions. In Los Angeles County, California, for instance, the Motion Picture Television Fund, with support from AARP, established a Social Isolation and Loneliness Impact Coalition made up of community factions. It strives to broaden and promote existing programs addressing social isolation and loneliness by creating a community response to the health and financial impact of social isolation, reported the American Society on Aging. Certain colleges and universities have initiated programs where older adults living alone and isolated provide affordable housing for graduate students in spare spaces in their homes, thereby easing the loneliness for both parties. Promising future approaches may include: public health initiatives to create accepting communities, better designed psychological intervention studies, greater use of digital technology and programmes to link people with supportive social activities, and opportunities within local communities, concluded a paper titled A life less lonely: the state of the art in interventions to reduce loneliness in people with mental health problems published May 2017 in an online psychiatric journal. It recommends that loneliness should become a higher priority for public health officials and that large community organizations facilitate socialization, especially among older adults: Groups that appeal to a wider range of members, with or without mental health problems, may facilitate better integration, reduce stigma, and boost ones confidence as a member of wider society.Local effortsInspired by the advice that large community organizations should step in to provide socializing opportunities easily accessible to the lonely, we talked to community foundations around Florida Weeklys circulation areas. None could point to any specific initiatives that target the lonely in their communities. Sarah Owen, president and CEO of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, did offer advice on how communities could implement an overarching policy to address loneliness. Every time we design a project, program in our community we should put it behind the loneliness lens, she says. What could we do intentionally, cross generationally, etc. that addresses this? When is the last time we asked a question in a meeting: are we contributing to isolation or are we promoting connectivity? Melanie Cabot, director of the Happiness Club of Palm Beach, offers pointers for organizations or businesses that wish to arrange social events where lonely people can safely and unashamedly find one another. But we are still left with the questions: Where to start the conversation? Who will start the conversation? Will it be your church? Your doctors office? Your grocery store or restaurant? Will it be you? Florida Weekly starts the dialogue here, but where will we take it? We take it to where we started, reaching out to community. This time, instead of asking Are You Lonely? we are asking What Are You Doing about Loneliness? Whether you are battling loneliness on a personal or community level, we want to hear from you. Email us at and let us know about your ideas and efforts. We will follow up with an article commending any proactivity we hear from you. We will showcase businesses and organizations that have asked how they can become involved and put ideas into action. Together, we will strive to confront loneliness and isolation by encouraging community-wide connectivity through the printed word. Mary Chen’s husband frequently is out of town for work. To avoid feeling lonely, she attends programs at Naples Senior Center, where she practices tai chi and volunteers with a dementia respite group.VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYHealth Excellent 26% Very good 27% Good 39% Fair 48% Poor 67% There appears to be a clear connection between health and the rate of loneliness. Half (51%) of midlife and older adults who consider their health to be fair or poor are lonely in contrast to 27 percent who believe their health to be excellent or very good. Percentage of midlife and older adults who are lonely by overall health.Fortyve and olderSOURCES: LONELINESS AND SOCIAL CONNECTIONS: A NATIONAL SURVEY OF ADULTS 45 AND OLDER — AARP.ORG; U.S. LONELINESS INDEX, CIGNAA survey identifying loneliness among midlife and older U.S. adults used two direct measures: the UCLA loneliness scale, which includes 20 items designed to assess subjects feelings of loneliness, and a single measure, which asked,”Overall, how often do you feel lonely or isolated from those around you?” 35%of adults 45 and older in the U.S. are lonely In the KNOW In the KNOW Tips for hosting social meetups Melanie Cabot, director of the Happiness Club of Palm Beach, an educational, nonpro t social group with the mission to promote the bene ts of being happy, offers suggestions. 1. Set regular dates and times for your meetings. The Happiness Club meets monthly in Palm Beach on the rst Monday of every month and at the same venue. Consistency encourages greater attendance. 2. Never underestimate the power of a smile and a warm welcome. Guests want to join and make new friends, connect with old friends, chat and share experiences. Make them feel welcome! 3. Recruit a cohost to assist in welcoming guests and circulate to encourage introductions. Collect guest contact information for those who wish to receive noti cations of future events. 4. Encourage guests to come early to meet and greet. Have a few refreshments if appropriate for the venue. Set up the venue seating to facilitate small groups and encourage conversations. Avoid a set-up with rows of chairs or a large circle around the perimeter of the room. 5. Have a few ice-breakers to facilitate conversations, for example fun facts related to the speaker and topics on postcards or business card size (we use store brand business cards and postcard templates to print handouts). 6. We invite guest speakers from the community to tell their stories and share how, when faced with experiences beyond their control, they made happiness a choice and bounced back from setbacks. Our speakers inspire us with their powerful and often entertaining stories about the challenges they overcame. 7. Allow time for questions after the speaker’s presentation. Manage the meeting to end on time. 8. We close our meetings with a thank-you to speakers for sharing their wisdom, and thank the audience for attending. Finally we hold a raf e with donated gifts from members and the speakers usually their book if they have one or a complimentary coaching session. Announce the next meeting details. “I think it would be helpful to have targeted talks about loneliness and professionals to help learn how to cope with issues related to loneliness. an effort to address this an initiative at a government level would be something to consider at least.” — Marten Karlsson, 55, Fort Myers FLORIDA WEEKLY NOVEMBER 2019 LONELINESS EPIDEMIC 9


STORIES BY CHELLE KOSTER WALTON | PHOTOGRAPHY BY VANDY MAJOR AND MELANIE BELL | FLORIDA WEEKLYPROJECT EDITOR | BETTY WELLS PRESENTATION EDITOR | ERIC RADDATZ EPILOGUElonelinessTheEPIDEMIC Lauren Gayle received support from Compass when pondering a female-to-male transition.MELANIE BELL / FLORIDA WEEKLYARLIER THIS YEAR FLORIDA WEEKLY PUBLISHED A SHORT survey for several months in its newspapers. Some of these stories are from those responses, which were returned by email or letter. Some respondents asked that their full names not be used.Lauren Gayle 28, JupiterWhen we spoke with Lauren this fall, he had begun hormone treatment to transition from identifying female to transgender male. The decision and the relief of being able to tell family and friends about it has eased a loneliness pattern he had suffered since middle school. The loneliness comes from just trying to fit into society for a very long time, says Lauren. I wasnt in the right body, wasnt the right person. That creates a lot of loneliness because I dont get to experience the same things my family and friends are. Even though I had friends, it still felt lonely when they were talking about having crushes and coming into their bodies. That to me felt lonely because no one else was going through the same things I was. The one thing I always feared: What if people dont want to be friends with me anymore or talk to me anymore when they find out. With the help and support of counselors at Compass, an LBGT community center in Lake Worth Beach, Lauren was able to first talk to her mother about it. That, he said, was when her loneliness started waning, as his mother stood behind his decision. Im starting to feel comfortable talking about it, he says. At the LGBT community center Ive been meeting other people going through what Im going through. That has given Lauren the courage to tell his friends he works with at Home Depot as a department supervisor. Except for a couple of religious family members, the support has been bolstering, Lauren says. I started coming out of that loneliness hole and started being proud of who I am. Marten Karlsson, 55, Fort MyersMy sense of loneliness is present most of the time, except while engaged with others at work. Or when my girlfriend is available to do something together, wrote Marten, who immigrated on his own from Scandinavia as a teen. I think the main cause of loneliness is lack of social network outside of work. Married for more than 30 years, he moved to the area five years ago in hopes to rejuvenate a troubled marriage. His ex-wife moved north, his sons live over-Portraits of the lonelyE “I’m sad and lonely.” — I Ain’t Got Nobody Louis Armstrong 10 LONELINESS EPIDEMIC NOVEMBER 2019 FLORIDA WEEKLY


seas, and his parents and siblings still reside in Europe. He lives with his girlfriend, but she works different shifts, so Marten often finds himself alone after work. I have tried to join different meetup groups, I say yes whenever I am invited to some event or get-together. I am somewhat of an introvert and think that contributes to the problem ... I also try to become comfortable with myself; read, listen to music, exercise, go to events by myself, eat out by myself, and find it to be better than sitting alone at home much of the time. I think a lot of people are lonely, especially as they get older, and this affects both mental and physical health. Lisa 63, Lehigh AcresMuch as I hate to admit it, my loneliness is a constant state, wrote Lisa. Much more so in the past few years, due primarily to the utter hideousness of the everpresent political climate. Lisa explained the reason for her loneliness is multifold. Never married, with no children, she also lives in a remote area with few neighbors. She is physically and socially isolated from her siblings. If digging a bit deeper, however, the main cause of my loneliness is likely attributable to something much more complex. If I had to filter it down to one thing, Id be inclined to say that I am a black woman who looks white, I grew up during the very turbulent and very bitter Civil Rights era, I am blessedly well-educated and the daughter of a surgeon (and believe me, many people at that time and even at this time? were incensed that any black person could dare to be so uppity!), and my entire life has been spent feeling like an anomaly, even a freak. She suffers from an inner struggle to stand up for herself and her race when people make disparaging remarks, not realizing she is African-American, and saying nothing. When she does admit to her ethnicity, I then brace myself for the inevitable shocked look, the litany of questions, and the palpable pull-back. If I dont say anything, usually because Im simply just not up to dealing with the inevitable bullshit, I later become angry at myself for not speaking up and missing out on an opportunity to educate someone. As a result, I usually just tend to keep to myself and rarely trust people. To combat her loneliness, she throws herself into her work and visits with her few friends. And I heavily rely on my faith and spirituality, recognizing that the challenge of loneliness is teaching me something I may not yet realize, but I know it is leading me to a greater good. Mary Chen 71, NaplesAfter Mary and her husband moved to Naples from Maryland, she heard about the Naples Senior Center from a friend who told her she could hardly walk before she joined. The centers exercise programs helped get her back upright. The next day, Monday, I went, she says. I like it very much. They have a lot of different kinds of programs that are helpful. Ive been a nurse for 41 years and I know what is good. Marys husband works a lot and travels overseas regularly, leaving her alone and often lonely. Now she participates in tai chi and socials and volunteers with the dementia respite group. I go there every day, she says. Ive met a lot of nice people, made good friends and we go out together. Jacobina Trump 62, EnglewoodMy feelings become stronger every year when the snowbirds leave and there is an overall feeling of emptiness, Jacobina wrote in June. The last week it has been constant, every day and I cannot seem to shake it. Jacobina says she works long hours and keeps herself busy to try to alleviate her loneliness. She is considering a dating website or traveling up north to where the people are. She said she once tried, but was disappointed with the good-looking guy she met because He had no passion, did not want to put effort in anything else in life and I had the feeling he only was waiting for a woman to make him happy. I dont like singles events because they are geared up to focus on a negative thing called loneliness. I dont want to focus on it. So I would not join such event. I would love to anticipate on growing a sense of community and brainstorm how that would look like. As painful as it is, we need to stand still with the emotion of loneliness, which is a mindset after all. I think the lack of knowledge of who we are and what kind of relationship nourishes us is at the bottom of this. Montai Watford 29, West Palm Beach I feel the main cause of my loneliness stems from FEAR, wrote Montai, who lives alone and combats loneliness by volunteering, networking, using social media and worshipping my God. Years after I separated myself from toxic friends and domestic family members, I realized I would soon have to figure out which direction I should take social-wise. I began to analyze my character. My flaws the issues I had learned from in the past and so on. I thought to myself maybe it was me that caused the drama and heartache. Maybe I needed to work on me a little bit more before I was able to dwell in different groups around the community ... I thought Id be better off as a loner. When love strikes Ill just make sure Im fit to handle the atmosphere. Fabiana Solano 21, Florida Gulf Coast UniversityFabiana had just come off of a sevenyear relationship when she found herself alone for two long summer months at FGCU with no classes or friends to keep her busy between graduation and the start of graduate school. It was basically the lowest point in my life, she said. I felt I needed to learn how to be lonely for the first time of my life. Its something I didnt even think about before as a busy student. I felt lost. Fabiana took a proactive approach to her loneliness. You have to realize youre the only company youre always going to have. I had to get comfortable with that. I started doing little things. First, I started a journal and wrote down one good thing that happened that day. I played really happy music every morning whether I was feeling it or not. I forced myself, I tried to stay busy with little projects. I started a puzzle that took all summer. I tried to be with people, hang out and do stuff I would not normally do. I put myself out there. Rather than resort to social media, Fabiana did the opposite: I turned off all notifications. I felt social media was a pit. I didnt want to see what everyone else was doing. She said she still experiences bouts of loneliness, but she has taught herself how to handle them. You have to remind yourself that its temporary. Ive learned to love myself more. It was hard learning no one was there for me but myself, that I was the only one who understood how I felt. Denise Lake WorthI feel that my main cause of loneliness is my depression where I tend to isolate myself, and the lack of understanding and connection I have with others, Denise wrote. I just broke up with my ex-boyfriend, whom I believed would help me with this loneliness ... I blame my loneliness for choosing such an erroneous partner. I felt lonely in the relationship and feel lonelier now. Although Denise has a seven year-old daughter, she describes her loneliness as constant, every moment of the day. She tries to find distractions watching Netflix, cleaning and caring for her daughter. However, it hardly masks it, because I feel it as I am doing things, and end up bursting into sobs out of nowhere. However, I just tell myself to cry it out, and keep going. My daughter is so use to it that she just brings me tissue and continues to play along with her toys. June Bialecki 75, NaplesOne of main things to not being lonely is being active, said June, whose husband died two years ago. You have to put yourself out there, and thats what the Naples Senior Center does. It is a safe, friendly atmosphere for exercising and socializing. June participates in tai chi, line dancing and other exercising classes, plus enjoys classes on learning to bird and write. She participates in providing entertainment for the centers lunches and also at her condo community. She particularly enjoys the senior centers gatherings arranged according to zip codes, so she can meet others who live around her. Sure I get lonely, June says. At the senior center, I can meet my peers and be able to talk to them. Ive made friends who help me deal with the loss of my husband. For me, personally, I love it. It would be nice if more places would have single senior activities. Activities in Naples arent geared toward singles. Dina Nangle 74, Boynton Beach When weekends come, I get very depressed, said Dina, who keeps herself busy during the week with intense workouts and taking care of her grandchildren. I can cry all weekend. The people I meet at the gym are very young. I have close family ties, but I dont like to impose myself on them. They have their lives, but I dont. Other seniors dont have the same interests as I do, said Dina, divorced after 15 years of marriage. Have dealt with depression/anxiety on & off for most of my life. Antidepressants were tried but many many side effects! Dina has tried meditation and therapy: I dont want to talk about my childhood anymore. I dont want to try those things anymore because I have a fear of failure again. Chris 70, Fort Myers As a child, I was an incest victim, said Chris. My father and mother were drunks, then I married a drunk. She admits that past abusive relationships, though she has worked through them during two-and-a-half years of therapy, has made her less than eager to seek new relationships, especially sexual relationships. Isolation hurts less than being used and abused, she said. I keep my circle small. She makes contact over lunch with work colleagues at her part-time job and has a couple of close friends and one good neighbor, plus a daughter and son-in-law in town. Theyre my backbone. Chris moved to Fort Myers in 1990 while still married to her husband. Once she divorced 24 years ago, I lost my social circle and I dont know how to pick it up and recover it. I have a desire to fix (my loneliness). I would like to meet a handful of people. Im not the only one out there like this. Art Sturm 87, NaplesAfter losing his wife of 61 years in April 2019, Art moved to Naples to live with his daughter and her husband. Most of the time hes at the gated community home by himself with his dog. First of all when I got down here with my dog, my daughter would drive me around, he said. His daughter, an actor, moves around for work. It was kind of lonely. I was on verge of tears thousands of times. She decided I had to get out. He got a golf cart to get around his gated community and hired a driver to take him to the Naples Senior Center and on errands. Shes also my dietitian and a nurse, Art says. Shes expert on keeping me from going off the deep end Shes saved me untold number of times. Art socializes at his communitys town hall and at the senior center. Youve got to push yourself to be active sometimes. You have to take the bull by the horns. Sometimes, when youre in a deep depression, you just want to be left alone. During his alone time, and when he cant sleep at night, he writes novels. COURTESY PHOTOThe Naples Senior Center offers a variety of programs, such as this exercise group. FLORIDA WEEKLY NOVEMBER 2019 LONELINESS EPIDEMIC 11

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NEW16 16 NEWCOMERS FLORIDA WEEKLY ART Alive! Studio & Gallery TourOn the first Wednesday evening and the third Saturday afternoon of the month November-April, the Naples Art District, comprised of more than two dozen galleries and artist studios in the several-block area north of Pine Ridge and west of Airport-Pulling roads, comes alive with art lovers strolling from one gallery to the next. ART Alive! visitors can peruse local art in all mediums — sculpture, paintings, photography, ceramics and more — and can meet and talk with many of the artists. — ART Alive! November-April 5-8 p.m. every rst Wednesday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every third Saturday The Naples Art District 239-289-5070 Evening on FifthLive music fills the air along Naples’ tony Fifth Avenue South on the second Thursday of every month. There’s free entertainment on every corner and plenty of people-watching while you explore the boutiques, restaurants and bars of the avenue. The neighborhood glows with sparkly lights as you encounter musicians, dancers and street performers in a luxurious, tropical setting just a short walk from the beach. — Evening on Fifth 6-9 p.m. every second Thursday 239-692-8436 fthavenuesouth.comCHARLOTTECOUNTY Military Heritage MuseumMake sure you have plenty of time when you visit the Military Heritage Museum in Punta Gorda, because there’s lots to see and do at this everexpanding facility dedicated to preserving the nearly three centuries of history of all five branches of the U.S. Military. Local military veterans lead tours through galleries filled with more than 10,000 artifacts. Experience the Hall of Heroes, immerse yourself in the library/ research center and check out the many interactive displays that bring the military experience closer to home. Visits to the museum bring both pride and emotions to the surface — and there’s no price tag for that.— Military Heritage Museum Fisherman’s Village Punta Gorda 941-575-9002 Muscle Car City monthly car showAuto enthusiasts put the pedal to the metal on the third Saturday morning of each month and head to the Muscle Car City Museum for a popular car show that’s free to the public and to show car owners (check out the website for details on entering your wheels). Enjoy music, food and the opportunity to look under the hoods of vintage Camaros, Corvettes, Trans-Ams and more. Rev up your engines and step back into the s, s, 0s and s, when emissions weren’t an issue and everyone loved the sexy rumble of a souped-up automobile.— Muscle Car City Museum 10175 Tamiami Trail Punta Gorda 941-575-5959 musclecarcity.netPonce de Leon ParkOverlooking Charlotte Harbor and filled with things to do, this picturesque city park is named after the legendary Spaniard who searched Florida for the Fountain of Youth. An ideal place to catch a famous Southwest Florida sunset, it’s also a great place for fishing (bring your rod and take up a spot on one of the piers), walking (stroll the mangrove boardwalk), picnicking (the pavilion offers shade) and unleashing the kids (the playground promises to keep them busy). Ponce de Leon Park is also home to the Peace River Wildlife Center, a nonprofit wildlife rehabilitation and education center (and gift shop) tucked neatly into the mangroves. — Ponce de Leon Park 802 W. Retta Esplanade Punta Gorda 941-575-5041 ci.punta-gorda. .us Fifth Avenue, Naples

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NEW18 18 NEWCOMERS FLORIDA WEEKLY The LocalIf you’re looking for crowds in Naples, you’ll want to head to posh Fifth Avenue, Third Street South down by the Naples Pier or even to the north end of town for the shopping and dining at Mercato. That’s where you’ll find tourists. And window-shoppers. And potential diners pricing menus outside busy restaurants.But if you’re looking to hang with the locals, then head to a little strip mall on Airport-Pulling Road and pop into The Local, a farm-to-table eatery specializing in everything Southwest Florida. The beef comes from area ranchers, the seafood arrives regularly from local fishermen, and the fruits and veggies are all flo-grown nearby. For the past five years, owner and veteran chef Jeff Mitchell and his team have served up deliciously sustainable dishes to hungry patrons at brunch, lunch and dinner. The happy hour crowd loves The Local for locally brewed beers and ales. And be sure to check out the ever-changing chalkboard menu for chef-inspired specials based on what area farmers have delivered on any given day. Never boring or predictable (except that it will be fresh and yummy), The Local is the polar opposite of a chain restaurant. You’ll leave knowing that your satisfied appetite supported our local economy, from the farmer who planted the seed or raised the pig to the server who took your order.— The Local 5323 Airport-Pulling Road Naples 239-596-3276 The 86 RoomThere’s no website, they don’t advertise, and good luck finding parking close by — but when you make your way to the 86 Room tucked away in the Patio de Leon in downtown Fort Myers, you’ll find a 1920s throwback speakeasy and some of the finest craft cocktails in Southwest Florida. It’s on the ground floor of what once was the Greystone Hotel, built near the turn of the century and rumored to be haunted (don’t be spooked when the local ghost tour makes a stop outside the doors just after dark — simply order another drink). Dominated by a massive U-shaped oak bar with floor-to-ceiling shelves holding all the libations and cozy sofas and chairs beckoning from dimly lit corners, the 86 Room specializes in Prohibition-era cocktails such as Old Fashioneds, Sidecars and Bee Knees — plus, they make all their own mixes, so while your drink is vintage inspired, the flavor is as fresh as it can be.— The 86 Room 22 Patio de Leon Fort Myers 239-332-0014 The Boathouse Tike Bar & GrillAs you’re headed north on Highway 31 east of Fort Myers off Palm Beach Boulevard, don’t blink or you might miss one of the best new places in Southwest Florida. The Boathouse Tiki Bar & Grill overlooks the Caloosahatchee River near the Lee/Charlotte county line not far from the entrance to Babcock Ranch. It’s off the beaten path, yes, but it’s well worth the drive. An open-air eatery with a pool that’s open to customers and a sandy “beach” area complete with cabanas, the complex is nearly 8,000 square feet of party space. There’s a great spot for musicians to set up and play, and sports fans will love the 12-by-8 TV for watching their favorite teams. The television isn’t the only jumbosized feature at the Boathouse. Come hungry, because there’s no skimping on dishes like the Boathouse Burrito, the Cuban sandwich or the Gator Bites. Not in the mood to drive? No worries — come by boat instead. The Boathouse is at Sweetwater Landing Marina, and attendants will be happy to help you dock. Get here however you like. Then grab a colorful cocktail — we like the sounds of a Tini Bikini, a Redfish Margarita or Sex on the Boat — and settle into a barstool or a comfy Adirondack chair with a view of the rural side of the Caloosahatchee River. We guarantee you’ll be glad you did.— The Boathouse Tiki Bar & Grill 17101 State Road 31 239-332-2628 theboathouseusa.comHIDDENGEMS The Boathouse Tike Bar & Grill

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NEW20 20 NEWCOMERS þ FLORIDA WEEKLYNAPLES The Best of EverythingWith several locations in Bonita Springs and Naples, locals know this shopping destination from its catchy commercial jingles on TV. The song is right on target, though: The Best of Everything is a shopper’s paradise truly filled with the best of everything, Southwest Florida style. Whether it’s a lovable manatee tea infuser or cute coasters decorated with mermaids, you’ll find an abundance of the best musthaves to to help you celebrate your time under the Southwest Florida sun. — The Best of Everything 28194 Tamiami Trail S. Bonita Springs 3652 Tamiami Trail N. Naples 747 Fifth Ave. S. Naples 3754 Tamiami Trail N. Naples 844-604-3567 bestofeverything.comSOUVENIR þSS AVV Y þSS A þnN IBEL þII SLA þnN DOver Easy CafeThe living is easy on Sanibel Island, and starting your day at the Over Easy Cafe is a must-do for getting into the island state of mind. The atmosphere is French cafe, but the dress code is strictly relaxed. Settle in with a Sunrise Mimosa (bubbly champagne, fresh OJ and cranberry juice). Rolls and muffins are fresh baked, and the chef doesn’t skimp on pancake stacks topped with your choice of Oreo, strawberry, banana and more. A hearty crab-and-asparagus omelet (or one with gulf shrimp or Portobello mushrooms) promises to fuel you for a full island day of beaching, biking, fishing or shopping. But it’s not just the delicious break fasts that have locals and tourists flock ing to the Over Easy Caf. It’s also the super friendly service and the easy island vibe.— Over Easy Caf 630 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel 239-472-2625 þBB O þnN ITA þSS PRI þnN G SSurvey CafeTucked away in the historic downtown area of Bonita Springs, Survey Cafe is often compared to the legendary Blue Heaven restaurant in Key West. The ambience is similar — Survey Cafe is housed in what was once a Cracker cottage, and it maintains the cozy feel. There’s a wraparound deck with additional tables and even more seating out side under the shade tree. Plus, there’s live music from local musicians during Sunday brunch. You might even get to pet Max, the resident cat, as he wanders the grounds greeting patrons. You’ll order at the counter and then find somewhere to chill as you wait for a fresh, home-cooked breakfast that’s simply delicious, such as the Bonita Breakfast Wrap (scrambled eggs with a variety of meats and cheeses, spicy mayo and tomato) along with a biscuit and some grits or hash browns. After you’ve had your fill, you’ll want to stay for a spell and enjoy the tropical atmosphere.— Survey Caf 10530 Wilson St. Bonita Springs 239-992-2233 þPP U þnN TA þGG ORD A John Ski’s House of Breakfast and LunchA good old-fashioned diner serving up simple fare, John Ski’s House of Breakfast and Lunch is not about overpriced brunch. This place is home of the Fat Boy Breakfast Challenge: Eat two Fat Boy breakfasts (a plate of potatoes topped with a sausage patty, three slices of bacon, three eggs, sausage gravy and cheddar cheese), drink one large glass of milk and a large glass of orange juice and earn a T-shirt, your photo in the Fat Boy Hall of Fame and a discount off of your bill. While John Ski’s also serves up Fruity Pebbles French Toast and Pot Roast Omelets, they haven’t forgotten to include some lighter, healthier options such as oatmeal, fruit, veggies and yogurt. Still, we’re pretty confident that when you walk in and smell the bacon sizzling, you won’t start salivating for vegetables. — John Ski’s House of Breakfast and Lunch 502 King St. Punta Gorda 941-347-7645 þGG REATWAYSTO ST ARTYOURDA þyY

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NEW22 22 NEWCOMERS FLORIDA WEEKLY Edison & Ford Winter EstatesThe winter homes of Thomas A. Edison and Henry Ford, beautifully situated along the Caloosahatchee River, are among the greatest historic treasures in Southwest Florida. Visitors can take extensive guided tours of the Edison and Ford homes, gardens and laboratory. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas).— 2350 McGregor Blvd. Fort Myers 239-334-7419 The Bailey-Matthews Shell MuseumVisitors learn about shells, mollusks and their natural environment through exhibits, educational programs, library services and publications. — 3075 Sanibel-Captiva Road Sanibel 239-395-2233 Shell Factory & Nature ParkA top spot for family fun and shopping, the Shell Factory holds the world’s largest collection of seashells and shell specimens. You will also find fabulous fossils and exquisite coral.— 2787 N. Tamiami Trail North Fort Myers 239-995-2141 IMAG History & Science CenterFun for all ages to discover the wonders of science and history, IMAG has more than 60 hands-on exhibits. Feed a stingray, touch animals during LIVE Animal Encounter shows and visit the Living Lab to see turtles, snakes, frogs, a bearded dragon and much more. Gaze at the native Florida and exotic fish in the 3,200-gallon aquarium built by Animal Planet’s Tanked and visit the original fort of Fort Myers in a one-of-a-kind 3D virtual reality experience. Younger visitors will enjoy the Mini Museum early childhood area.— 2000 Cranford Ave. Fort Myers 239-243-0043 theimag.orgATTRACTIONS Edison & Ford Winter Estates

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24 NEWCOMERS FLORIDA WEEKLY Zoomer’sEnjoy go-karts, a roller coaster, midway rides and indoor games for the entire family. — 17455 Summerlin Road Fort Myers 239-481-ZOOM (9666) Rookery Bay Environmental Learning CenterOn the way to Marco Island, find four research laboratories, classrooms, a 140-seat auditorium and a visitor center with a variety of hands-on experiences. Enjoy the 2,300-gallon aquarium and interactive exhibits about the research and stewardship efforts ongoing within the Rookery Bay National Estaurine Research Reserve. Dont miss the nature store, gallery and picnic area.— 300 Tower Road Naples 239-530-5940 Naples Zoo at Caribbean GardensA paved path almost a mile in length winds past rare and wonderful animals residing within a tropical garden that was planted in 1919. Guests delight in seeing many of their favorite animals and also discover an array of rarely seen creatures such as the endangered Malagasy fossas, Red River hogs and Asian deer that bark and eat meat. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas).— 1590 Goodlette-Frank Road Naples 239-262-5409 SunSplash Family WaterparkSpend the day relaxing in the sand or enjoying the thrill of the pitch-black Cape Fear and the 457-foot Electric Slide, among others. If speed isnt your thing, enjoy a leisurely float along the Lazy River that winds around the park.— 4 00 Santa Barbara Blvd. Cape Coral 239-574-0558 The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest FloridaThe museums mission is to promote respect and understanding by teaching the history and lessons of the Holocaust through artifacts that tell individual stories within the larger history of the Holocaust. Special events include touring exhibits and guest lecturers. Hours of operation and daily docent-guided tours change with the seasons. — 4 760 Tamiami Trail N. Naples 239-263-9200 holocaustmuseumsw .org Gator Mike’s Family Fun ParkCape Corals premier family adventure park has it all: go-cart tracks, minigolf, batting cages, midway rides, aerial ropes, zipline and a 6,000-square-foot arcade.— 35 NE Pine Island Road Cape Coral 239-574-4386 Naples Botanical GardenA world-class paradise that combines delightful cultivated tropical gardens with beautifully restored natural habitats, the Garden connects people and plants through displays, education, conservation and science. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Tuesdays, when the gates open at 8 a.m.— 4820 Bayshore Drive Naples 239-643-7275 Naples Fishing PierOne of the most popular attractions in Naples, the pier was built in 1888 as a freight and passenger dock and now stands as a community landmark extending 1,000 feet into the Gulf of Mexico. Open 24 hours daily.— 25 12th Ave. S. Naples 239-213-3062 James and Barbara Moore ObservatoryOpen to the public on specific dates and typically beginning 30-45 minutes after it is dark enough to see stars, weather permitting. Call or check the website for scheduled dates.— Florida SouthWestern State College Charlotte campus 26300 Airport Road Punta Gorda 941-637-3518 Octagon Wildlife SanctuaryPack a picnic lunch and spend a day at the sanctuary that provides recovery and living environments for abandoned and abused exotic wildlife.— 41660 Horseshoe Road Punta Gorda 239-543-1130 octagonwildlife.or g Fishermen’s VillageThis destination on Charlotte Harbor offers an array of shopping and dining options. The award-winning marina has cruise and fishing charters, rental boats, kayaks, bicycles and a heated swimming pool.— 1200 West Retta Esplanade Punta Gorda 941-639-8721 The Military Heritage & Aviation MuseumHome to artifacts and memorabilia representing most military conflicts in which the U.S. has participated, from the Civil War to the present.— Fishermen’s Village 1200 West Retta Esplanade Punta Gorda 941-575-9002 Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

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NEW28 28 NEWCOMERS FLORIDA WEEKLY Blanchard House MuseumBuilt in 1925 as a home for Joseph Blanchard, a black sea captain and key member of the early Punta Gorda business community, and his mail-order bride, the museum is devoted to the procurement, preservation, study and display of artifacts and materials related to the history, culture and contributions of African Americans in Charlotte County. — 406 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Punta Gorda 941-575-7518 Charlotte Harbor Environmental CenterVisitors will find more than 20 educational programs and 8-plus miles of hiking trails and other recreational opportunities. — Alligator Creek 10941 Burnt Store Road Punta Gorda 941-575-5435 chec Babcock Ranch Eco-ToursImmerse yourself in Old Florida’s good nature, from swamp buggy tours to home cooking at the Gator Shack restaurant.— 8000 State Road 31 Punta Gorda 800-500-5583 Redneck Mud ParkThe largest off-road mud camp in the Sunshine State has an oval race track, mudding trails, camping, RV parking and mud holes.— 44570 Bermont Road Punta Gorda 239-691-8557 Nav-A-Gator Bar & GrillA time-tested marina bar with airboat rides, riverboat tours, boat and canoe rentals and live, outdoor Old Florida rock ‘n’ roll, the Nav-A-Gator is a slice of the way things used to be.— 9700 SW Riverview Circle Arcadia 941-627-3474 Florida Tracks & TrailsIf the off-road life and other downand-dirty outdoors activities are your thing, this is your Disney World, complete with tracks and trails, paintball, a zipline, a general store and even a beach. Overnight camping allowed. Check the website for concerts and festivals. Tracks open Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; trails open Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. — 39450 Bermont Road Punta Gorda 844-743-3388 C’mon, the Golisano Children’s Museum of NaplesCelebrate the natural curiosity of children in this dynamic space that encourages exploration and discovery. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day except Wednesday and Sunday. Adults must be accompanied by a child to gain entrance.— 15080 Livingston Road Naples 239-514-0084 Sun-n-Fun LagoonKids of all ages, along with their parents and grandparents, enjoy getting drenched in the park’s 1 million gallons of water fun. Because days and hours of operation vary with the seasons and with the weather, always check ahead of time before a visit. — 15000 Livingston Road Naples 239-252-4120 The REVS InstituteThe finest sports car collection in America, according to The New York Times, began as the Collier Collections, owned by Miles Collier. Nearly every vehicle in the collection has been masterfully restored according to exacting historical standards and is maintained in peak operational condition. Museum is open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Tickets must be purchased in advance.— 2500 Horseshoe Drive Naples 239-687-7387 The Baker Museum at Artis—NaplesEmphasizing modern and contemporary art, this season’s highlights include: “Monet to Matisse: French Masterworks from the Dixon Gallery and Gardens”; “Looking at Words: The Poetry of Shape”; “Andy Warhol Portfolios: A Life in Pop”; and “Mick Rock’s Iconic Photographs.”— 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd. Naples 239-597-1111 Redneck Mud Park C’mon, the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples

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NEW32 32 NEWCOMERS FLORIDA WEEKLY Down by the RiversideIf you’ve ever needed an excuse to abandon the bustle of Tamiami Trail in Bonita Springs, Riverside Park has your alibi. The Imperial River runs straight to the heart of old downtown Bonita and its ongoing redevelopment, trickling into the past at this historic site. Liles Hotel, , is the cornerstone, dating back to 1926. Today it holds city offices, a recreated 1930s hotel room with period furnishings, historic photographs and paintings and changing exhibits hosted by the Bonita Springs Historical Society. Later in its life, the hotel became the Imperial River Court tourist camp, and the six restored circa1945 fishing shacks next to it survive from that era. (They made a cameo appearance in Sean Connery’s 1990 “Just Cause”). Today, they are home to a kayaking operation and art galleries selling artisan pine-needle baskets, ceramics and watercolors Also part of Riverside Park’s Historic Plaza, a lovely fountain and old water tower complete this flashback. On certain Saturdays in season, guided history walks depart from the site. In present tense, a bandstand makes this a popular spot for community festivals and events such as music and art festivals. On any occasion, bring a picnic lunch, walk shaded trails, explore the park’s sculptures or take a leisurely paddle into the past. Shop ’til you dineThird Street South started it all when it comes to Naples’ reputation for fine shopping and dining. Street sculptures and blossoms decorate Third Street South and its side streets, which lead to the beach and historic neighborhood homes. Known as “the birthplace of Naples,” the district’s close proximity to the Naples Pier and the gulf beach brought early commerce to its streets. As far back as 1919, Naples Mercantile Building held the Seminole Market. Today, Campiello restaurant, , which last year celebrated both its 20th anniversary and the building’s 100th, occupies its noble faade and courtyard. The tradition of fine dining in the Third Street area began in the late 1980s with Tony Ridgway and his Chef’s Garden (today’s Ridgway Bar & Grill). Culinary giants such as Sea Salt Naples and The Continental carry the tradition for shoppers looking to hit pause and enjoy the finer things in life. Long reputed for its Gallery Row and designer boutiques such as Marissa Collections with couture fashions and Gattle’s with top-quality linens, Third Street South claims one of the area’s earliest — if not the first — shopping concierges. Today, concierges still offer insider shopping tips and are at the ready to deliver packages to nearby hotels and homes. An island all its ownIt may show glimmers of Key West CUSTOMIZEYOURSTAY Matlacha

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NEW33 FLORIDA WEEKLY NEWCOMERS 33and hints of Nantucket, but there’s no comparing Captiva Island, really. Playful whimsy contrasts with gated homes, salty sass with artful heritage. Visitors come for its destination resorts, ranging from Jensen’s Twin Palms’ fishing obsession and ’Tween Waters Beach Resort’s historic memories to South Seas Island Resort’s 330-acre playground. Day-trippers head to Captiva’s beaches, watersports-driven by day, sunsetfocused by twilight. Maybe they catch a fishing or cruise charter in between. They plan on lunch or dinner at iconic, beachfront Mucky Duck or quirky, nostalgic Bubble Room. Those in the know ferret out the island’s secrets: its quiet Chapel by the Sea and its pioneer cemetery, the surprisingly well-done historic museum capsule within the local library, the Buck Key Paddling Trail through a mangrove canopy, music jams with the Jensen brothers and glimpses from the water of the stilted historic fish house that perpetuates the late artist Robert Rauschenberg’s legacy on the island with a thriving artists’ colony. Funky, fishy, randomly funAt the Matlacha Bridge, a sign alerts (warns?) you: Island Time Begins Here. A giant fish that morphs grouper, trout and redfish into one — with trademark cracker-box buildings forming its fin — greets you on the side of the post office. Shops, rental cottages, bars and restaurants jumble in a disorderly but exceedingly charming Alice-in-Wonderland kind of way. Forever, the tiny Pine Island community of Matlacha (matt-la-SHAY) has been all about commercial fishing and selling seafood. A town that hosts an annual Mullet Toss Championship, it still is. But in more recent times, an art influence has seeped in, inspired by bobbing shrimp trawlers and manatees in the pass. The town exudes a renegade spirit, where rules are meant to be broken — or at least bent. The best way to understand it is to stop at Bert’s Bar for a cold one; paddle Matlacha Pass; do lunch at the Blue Dog Bar & Grill, where mullet is considered anything but lowly on the food chain; and visit the gallery and fanciful waterside gardens belonging to Leoma Lovegrove, creator of that aforementioned composite fish mural. Riveting river vibesDon’t let its compact size fool you. Downtown Punta Gorda has it going on. On the Peace River, on its historic streets, on its walls. Roughly half of the city’s 30 murals pop up around the heart of downtown’s main streets of Tamiami Trail, Marion Avenue and Olympia Avenue. They tell the stories behind these historic buildings that now hold highly hailed restaurants such as The Perfect Caper, River City Grill and Leroy’s Southern Kitchen. Boutique shops intersperse with the restaurants, selling books, art and fashion finery. The best dining and drinking with river views holds forth from the Wyvern Hotel and the Four Points by Sheraton. Head up to the rooftop at the Wyvern for tapas and cocktails at Perch 360. TT’s Tiki Bar fronts the Four Points along 2.5-mile Harborwalk. Go for a relaxed lunch and local craft beer that you can follow up with a scenic stroll. For imported beer and Euro noshes, try The Belgian Monk or Celtic Ray. Top off your lunch with ice cream at Harborwalk Scoops & Bites, part of the marina, restaurant, interactive fountains, pathways and green space of Laishley Park. Captiva Sanibel Punta Gorda

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NEW34 34 NEWCOMERS FLORIDA WEEKLYFour Mile Cove Eco PreserveOne of Southwest Florida’s many delights is how nature and culture coexist, dancing cheek-to-cheek, if you will. Take the Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve as an example. This 365acre chunk of pristine nature is just on the Cape Coral side of the busy Midpoint Bridge, which spans the Caloosahatchee, the river flowing between Cape Coral and Fort Myers. In pleasant weather November-May, you can rent kayaks and paddle the still waters of the quiet preserve or venture out into the Caloosahatchee, which empties a few miles away into the Gulf of Mexico. On foot, you can leave the hurly-burly of the Midpoint Bridge behind yearround and venture out on a 6,600-foot nature trail to spot eagles, ibis and other resident avian species. The preserve also has two observation piers, with fishing permitted from the one on the river. It’s all right here, at the entrance to Cape Coral. After communing with nature, continue into the city for shopping, movies, parks, golf and restaurants galore. Or head back toward Fort Myers and find a cultural hub practically at the foot of the span. Straight ahead on Colonial Boulevard, the Lee County Alliance for the Arts and the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre offer art and entertainment just minutes away from Four Mile Cove. Also on the Fort Myers side is another scenic delight: stately royal palmlined McGregor Boulevard and the lovely neighborhoods that flank the road all the way north to the Edison and Ford Winter Estates. Instead of going straight across the bridge on Colonial Boulevard, keep to the right and exit for McGregor, then turn north toward downtown. No matter which direction you come from or where you go afterward, a trek through Four Mile Cove Eco Preserve by land or water gives you an idea of what the sights and sounds of Southwest Florida were like before bridges spanned the rivers and condos pierced the sky.Babcock Ranch Eco ToursBabcock Ranch is about the past and the future, all wrapped up into one innovative destination straddling the Lee and Charlotte county lines. A peek into the future of sustainability, walkability and “front porch living,” it’s America’s first solar-powered town.You can step away from the sprouting THEGREAT OUTDOORS J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge

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NEW35 FLORIDA WEEKLY NEWCOMERS 35 neighborhoods and Founders Square with its shops, restaurants, fitness center and more and have a look back into the past by taking a Babcock Ranch Eco Tour. You’ll discover a Florida long before the Internet and interstate highways — a Florida described by Patrick Smith in “A Land Remembered,” the beloved novel about the Sunshine State.Climb aboard a Babcock Ranch swamp buggy and dip into the wilderness of the massive property. The narrated 90-minute ride takes guests into a wild, rough and beautiful version of Florida, complete with birds and alligators and perhaps deer and wild hogs. The trip meanders through four different eco systems, including Telegraph Cypress Swamp, and includes the working cattle ranch for which the community of the future is named. The tour includes lunch at the Gator Shack.Of hundreds of reviews on TripAdvisor, 81 percent rate the experience as excellent and another 16 percent peg it very good.The Bailey Tract at ‘Ding’ Darling The name “Ding” Darling might throw visitors for a loop. Ding? What is that? A sound effect or a bird? An endangered species of some kind found only on Sanibel Island?None of the above. Jay Norwood “Ding” Darling was a Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist who had a passion for conservation and the outdoors. He died in 1962, but his name lives on in a national wildlife refuge that covers about half of Sanibel Island. Within the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, the Bailey Tract is a freshwater ecosystem that has a walking loop from .3 miles to 1.1 miles, depending on the route taken. Like much of this magical barrier island off the Lee County coast, the tract is a haven for flora and fauna. describes it as “ a quiet place, where the sea breeze rustles through cattails.” You’ll see birds and gators, shell mounds, gumbo limbo trees and cabbage palms. Northerners of a certain age might have a question here: Gumbo limbo? Isn’t that the name of an old Jack Lemmon movie? No. That would be “Under the Yum Yum Tree,” which was released in 1963, a year after Mr. Darling died. It was also the year the causeway to Sanibel opened. Native to South Florida, the gumbo limbo is known by locals as the “tourist tree,” a nod to its red, peeling bark. You can explore the Bailey Tract on your own or with naturalist guides who are happy to share their knowledge about the delicate ecosystem and its inhabitants. They also know that “Ding” Darling is not the name of a bird.Collier-Seminole State ParkThe name of this state park evokes two Florida legends.One is Barron Collier, the pioneering early 20th century business tycoon for whom Collier County is named (the state park is in that county, about 17 miles southeast of Naples). The other part of the park’s name, Seminole, refers to the legendary native people who once ruled this part of the Collier-Seminole State Park

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state and fought United States soldiers in the 19th century. The 7,271-acre park is “within one of the largest mangrove swamps in the world,” according to floridastateparks. org. Its flora and fauna may remind visitors of the nearby and better-known Everglades National Park. Anyone who’s been to Fort Myers will no doubt be familiar with the stately royal palm trees that were planted by Thomas Edison along miles of McGregor Boulevard. According to the website, Collier-Seminole State Park is home to one of three original stands of royal palms in Florida that co-exist with large areas of mangrove swamps. The park has miles of trails for hiking and bicycling and is a destination for fishermen, birders, picnickers and campers (the campground has shower and laundry facilities). Boat ramps and canoe rentals make it easy to explore the watery vastness. NEW36 36 NEWCOMERS FLORIDA WEEKLY Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge

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NEW38 38 NEWCOMERS FLORIDA WEEKLYFakahatchee Strand Preserve State ParkTo many Northerners, Florida consists of just two destinations: Miami and Disney World. But the Sunshine State is about so much more than the glamour of Miami and the glitter of Disney. Our state park system refers to itself as the “real Florida.” And Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park, below, the largest in the state system, is a fabulous slice of that Florida. Near the peninsula’s southern tip, it consists of 120 square miles where the subtropics and tropics converge in the world’s largest strand swamp. This remarkable sanctuary is home to 44 species of orchids, including the legendary and elusive ghost orchid. You might also spot rare species such as the American crocodile and the Florida black bear. calls the Fakahatchee “the Amazon of North America.” How lucky for us that it’s so easy to reach, off State Road 29 just south of where the two-lane road intersects with Interstate 75 in Collier County. Launch a canoe or kayak and explore the magic of an Amazonian swampland. Or come to fish, bicycle or hike. No swimming is allowed. The 2,500-foot-long Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk meanders through the swamp and ends at an observation deck and alligator pond. Remember, no swimming. You want to swim? Find a pool in Miami or at Disney. You want to sample real Florida? Check out Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park. J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park

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NEW42 42 NEWCOMERS FLORIDA WEEKLYLOCAL FLAVORThe inside scoop from those who know what’s cooking in Southwest Florida E ALL HAVE CERTAIN GO-TO RES-TAURANTS THAT we know will consistently deliver great quality and top-drawer service time after time. My favorites list is dominated by independent spots run by chefs whose passion for what they do is evident whether or not they are in the kitchen or, for that matter, at the restaurant that night (let’s face it, chefs need some down time, too). So where do discerning chefs go when they decide to let someone else do the cooking? Florida Weekly asked four accomplished local chefs to share some of their favorite spots. Here are some chef-approved options for your consideration.Sweet Melissa’s Caf Melissa Donahue, executive chefLocal food lovers knew they were in the presence of greatness long before last February when Executive Chef Melissa Donahue was nominated for the Oscar of the culinary world — a James Beard award — in the “Best Chef: South” category. Trained at the French Culinary Institute in New York City and seasoned by stints at Union Caf in New York and at Commander’s Palace and John Besh’s August in New Orleans, Ms. Donahue has run Sweet Melissa’s on Sanibel Island for more than a decade. She describes her food as “eclectic Creole with a huge Southern and French influence.” Of the prestigious Beard nomination, she says, “I was nominated, but if I didn’t have a great kitchen and frontof-the-house help — well, it was a cumulative pat on the back to all of us for the really long days and nights we put in.” Florida Weekly: Where do you go for brunch? “I don’t do a lot of brunch, but I do enjoy going to Rosy Tomorrows Heritage Farm (in North Fort Myers). It’s such fun, such a cool thing to be out around the farm. The space is so nice even in the heat of summer. They do a really good job there. It’s a great brunch place — as long as you have a designated driver.” FW: What about a romantic dinner?W Melissa Donahue, executive chefVANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLY BY KAREN FELDMANcuisine@

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NEW43 rfntbb bnfbbnb brfnntbbfnn tbtn rr rfnntbbfnnbnbb rf‘‘’“‘” FLORIDA WEEKLY NEWCOMERS 43 “It’s either Gloria’s (La Trattoria Caf Napoli) or Harold’s (both in Fort Myers). They are close, good and predictable. It’s nice to get dressed up and go out. For a bigger night on the town, we might go to Bites at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort in Naples. Get dressed up, eat and then finish up on the beach and watch the sunset. FW: What about a casual spot? “I go to the bar at Osteria Celli (in South Fort Myers) when I want an authentic pasta dish. I’ve gone there after soccer practices and football games when I want a good meal. Sometimes, since half the staff lives in the Cape, if we get out a little early on a Friday or Saturday night, we might go to Nice Guys or Nevermind (both in Cape Coral) since they are open a little later.” FW: What is your favorite city for food? “New Orleans, especially now. I took a trip there the summer before last and it’s amazing how many tried and true restaurants — places like Commander’s Palace — are still there but how many other small, independent restaurants have opened. The Vietnamese influence now is really cool and is starting to pour over into the fine dining scene.”— 1625 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel 239-472-1956, Open 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 5-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday Emma Calcara, chef/owner of Palladio Trattoria

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NEW44 44 NEWCOMERS FLORIDA WEEKLYPalladio Trattoria Emanuela “Emma” Calcara, chef/ownerEmma Calcara comes from Vicenza, Italy. As a sixth-generation chef who grew up watching her Italian father cook while her Brazilian mother assisted, she knows the restaurant business is in her blood. The family owned and operated Lombardi’s, a popular Italian restaurant in Ocean City, Md., for many years. Ms. Calcara earned her bachelor’s degree from Academia delle Belle Arti in Venezia and a culinary diploma from Le Cordon Bleu in Los Angeles. Prior to opening her restaurant, she worked for Live Nation, cooking for celebrities including Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, Elton John and the Rolling Stones. She settled in Florida to be closer to her parents and sister, who have homes here in the Sunshine State. Ms. Calcara’s customers get a taste of her world because her cooking reflects how she was brought up. “I’m bringing back traditions I grew up with,” she says, although she enjoys infusing her specials and the dishes she prepares for monthly wine dinners with some Brazilian influence and touches from cuisines that intrigue her. FW: Where do you go for a nice dinner? “When I am able to escape once in a while, for meat my favorite is The Continental steakhouse (in Naples). For fish, I like USS Nemo (also in Naples). I love the atmosphere at Bleu Provence (Naples) and they have lovely food. I also like C Level (Bonita Springs), which is nearby and is open a little later.” FW: What about casual spots? “True Food Kitchen (at Waterside Shops in Naples) is really good. It reminds me of California. I miss that sometimes.” Where do you go for wine or craft cocktails? “Angelina’s (Bonita Springs) has a fabulous wine list, but I don’t get there often because of my working hours. C Level (Bonita Springs) has a nice wine list by the glass. For cocktails, Bar Tulia (Naples) does a great job.” FW: If you had to pick a favorite city for food, what would it be? “New York City is one of my favorites from a culinary aspect, with Seattle right after that. Around the world is more difficult. Thailand or Tokyo, for example, are completely different experiences. Each part of India has a completely different style. The spices always fascinate me There’s such beauty. Even looking at pictures, I can almost smell them.”— 28340 Trails Edge Blvd., Bonita Springs 239-947-2202, Open 4-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 4-10:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday Crave Culinaire and Venue Naples Brian Roland, chef/ownerWhen he was a child living just outside Princeton, N.J., Brian Roland’s family had a vegetable and herb garden where he learned about growing fresh produce and using it in the kitchen. He started as a dishwasher in an Italian restaurant and quickly realized he wanted to know more about cooking. By the time he was in high school, he had his sights set on the Culinary Institute of America. He applied for early admission and was accepted. After graduating with honors, he worked for Daniel Boulud at Restaurant Daniel and Caf Boulud, then headed south to open Chops City Grill in Bonita Springs, moving on to operating partner/executive chef at Cru in Fort Myers. He opened M Waterfront Grill in Naples as executive chef and then ventured out on his own with Crave Culinaire in 2013. In 2017, Mr. Roland and his wife, Nicole, expanded the business by opening Venue Naples, an event space. “Being a chef and owning a business in the culinary industry is more than just about cooking and food,” he says. “It is about building an experience.” He and his team strive to give guests “an experience that will heighten their senses, provoke their emotions, tease their palate and make them smile.” FW: Where do you like to go for breakfast? “Jane’s on Third Street (Naples). The food is delicious, and the outdoor setting around the fountain is one of a kind. First Watch on Immokalee Road and U.S. 41 (North Naples) is our favorite of the First Watch locations. They did an entire menu and interior redesign and are very consistent with food quality and service.” FW: What’s your favorite spot for a romantic dinner? “Cote d’ Azur in North Naples is a cute little French cafe with some classically prepared Provencal fare and an intimate and quaint country-style dining room. The Grill Room at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, offers the best of the best ingredients, with service that makes you feel special. The dining room is designed to give every party its own intimate space.” FW: What’s your favorite restaurant in the region? “Bha! Bha! Persian Bistro (Naples). The spices, techniques and creative dishes are unmatched here. Service and ambiance are elegant. The Duck Fesenjune is my favorite. Osteria Tulia (Naples) is the best Italian restaurant in the region. Chef Vincenzo (Betulia) cooks from the heart and sources the best Brian Roland, chef/owner of Crave Culinaire by Brian Roland

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46 NEWCOMERS FLORIDA WEEKLYingredients from Italy. The handmade pastas are to die for, and the tapenade and bread service is addictive. Bay House (North Naples) is an upscale restaurant with a Southern play on some American classics, right on the river. Very consistent quality and a fun atmosphere with live music.” FW: Do you have a favorite steakhouse or seafood restaurant? “Capital Grille’s (North Naples) reputation for the best dry aged steaks and delicious sides holds true. I enjoy a dry aged ribeye with their lobster mac ‘n’ cheese and creamed spinach. For seafood, M Waterfront Grille’s Chef Adam (Nardis) does an awesome job.” FW: If you had to pick one city for dining, what would it be? “In the U.S., it’s Chicago for sure. I have so many favorite restaurants in that city. Alinea and The Girl and the Goat are two you don’t want to miss. In the world, so far, it would be Lyon, France. I had the opportunity to work for two amazing French chefs from Lyon. Daniel Boulud and Patrick Verre taught me the true essence of Lyonnaise cuisine. I traveled there in 1999 and visited the late Paul Bocuse’s restaurant. It was one of the best experiences I have had. But even the small mom-andpop spots put their hearts into the food. Don’t be turned off by a little cafe with a short menu. Sometimes those are the most impressive hidden gems.” — 13240 Tamiami Trail N., Naples 239-292-1529, Open whenever there’s an event at the venue or a catering job offsite River City Grill, Italia Steve Iadevaia, executive chefGrowing up in an Italian family in Naples (the Southwest Florida one), Steve Iadevaia realized early on that food was an important part of life. “We’d do everything around the table,” he says, adding” My dad’s meatballs were the stuff of legends. Any time we did anything, people would say, ‘Make sure Frank brings meatballs.’” At age 15, Mr. Iadevaia was a busboy at Frascati’s (a long-time Naples institution that closed in 2010). He didn’t have formal culinary training but learned by “knowing when to keep my eyes open and my mouth shut” as he worked his way up at Frascati’s, then Tommy Bahamas in California and Florida. He eventually landed at Mangrove Caf in Naples, working with chef/owner Doug Amaral, and then headed up the kitchen when Mr. Amaral decided to expand his restaurant holdings in Punta Gorda. Mr. Iadevaia later joined him there and now runs the kitchens for River City Grill, which features global comfort food, and its next-door neighbor, Italia, which offers the food of his heritage. FW: You work late, so do you get up in time for breakfast? “I’m not an early riser, but I do brunch occasionally. I normally stay away from chains, but First Watch does a good job. In Punta Gorda, The Smokehouse does great stick-to-your-ribs biscuits and gravy.” Where do you go for a romantic night out? “Around town, The Perfect Caper is always a go-to. Jeanie (Roland) creates great food. The Blue Turtle (formerly The Turtle Club) has a great atmosphere, and the food is always nice. In Naples, we always like Osteria Tulia or The French. (Chef/owner) Vincenzo (Betulia) does an excellent job.” FW: What’s your favorite casual joint?“There’s a guy who was a dishwasher who now runs Danny’s Food Truck. He does traditional Mexican tacos and other items. Que-rico Colombia Flavors (in North Port) is absolutely delicious. The Greek Grille (in North Port) has great Greek food. And Nan’s (Port Charlotte) has nice Thai food. Sandra’s (Punta Gorda) does good German food.” FW: What about wine and cocktails? “I’m mostly a beer person, so I spend a lot of time at the Celtic Ray (Punta Gorda). It has great music and a really good beer list. Plus the vibe is cool.” FW: If you had to pick a favorite city for its food, what would it be? “It’s hard to beat New York City. There’s so much diversity in one small area. Whatever the nationality — Ethiopian, Thai, Jamaican, Lebanese, anything you want — you can find someone from that country cooking it there. We’ve had amazing meals at beautiful restaurants in Paris, but I remember going to the market, buying bread and cheese and wine and sitting in the Jardin du Luxembourg and eating there.” — River City Grill: 131 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda 941-639-9080, Lunch 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, dinner 5-9 p.m. every day Italia: 127 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda 127 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda 941-639-7655, Open 5-9 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday Steve Iadevala, executive chef of River City Grill

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48 NEWCOMERS þ FLORIDA WEEKLYMajor taxes collected in Florida include þ  s ales and use tax, intangible tax and corporate income taxes. Information regarding these and additional taxes can be located from the list below. þ  T here is no personal income tax in Florida. þ Florida Sales T ax: Florida sales tax rate is 6%. Collier and Charlotte counties collect an additional 1% for a total of 7%. Lee County collects an additional 0.5% for a total of 6.5%. þ Florida St ate Tax: Florida does not have a state income tax. þ Florida Corpor ate Income Tax: Corporations that do business and earn income in Florida must file a corporate income tax return (unless they are exempt). þ Florida Pr operty Tax: Florida Property Tax is based on market value as of January 1st that year.Taxes in Florida ExplainedFor decades, Florida has had one of the lowest tax burdens in the country, according to the independent research organization Tax Foundation. For 2013, Florida will place the fifth-lowest tax burden on its residents and businesses. But not all taxes are created equal, and the state collects in a variety of ways that residents need to be aware of.Income TaxThe strength of Florida’s low tax burden comes from its lack of an income tax, making them one of seven such states in the U.S. The state constitution prohibits such a tax, though Floridians still have to pay federal income taxes.Estate TaxFlorida also does not assess an estate tax, or an inheritance tax. No portion of what is willed to an individual goes to the state.Intangibles TaxFloridians no longer need to pay taxes to the state on intangible goods, such as investments. The law requiring that tax was repealed in 2007.Sales TaxThe state charges a 6% tax rate on the sale or rental of goods, with some exceptions such as groceries and medicine. Additionally, counties may levy local taxes on top of the state amount. Collier and Charlotte counties collect an additional 1% for a total of 7%. Lee County collects an additional 0.5% for a total of 6.5%. For a complete list of the additional sales tax rates by county, visit the Florida Department of Revenue: þ  ht tp://dor. TaxState sales tax needs to be paid for internet or other out-of-state purchases, even if no tax was charged at the time of purchase, or were charged at a rate less than the Florida sales and use tax rate. While this includes taxable items bought in Florida, it mostly applies to items bough outside of the state which were brought in or delivered. Florida residents are required to report these sales and pay the use tax on them personally.Property TaxThough the state government does not collect any property taxes, local gov ernments receive much of their funding through these taxes. These rates are assessed at the local level and can vary by county, and they are based on the value of the property. Property taxes in Florida are some of the highest in the country, although there are several exemptions to try to lighten the load on some Floridians. Charlotte County’s median property tax is $1,780. Collier County’s median property tax is $2,399. Lee County’s median property tax is $2,197.Property Tax ExemptionsHomestead Exemptions þ  are available on primary r esidences in Florida. These exemptions can be available up to $50,000. However, only the first $25,000 of this exemption applies to all taxes. The remaining $25,000 only applies to non-school taxes. Widow(er) Exemptions þ  o f $500 are available to widows and widowers who have not remarried. If you were divorced at the time of your ex-spouse’s death, you do not qualify for this exemption. Senior Citizen Exemptions þ  ar e available in þ  c ertain counties and cities only. They are valued up to $50,000 for residents 65 years old and older who have gross income below $20,000 in 2001 dollars, adjusted for inflation. This exemption is in addition to the Homestead Exemption.Blind Person Exemptions þ  of $500 are available to Floridians who are legally blind. Total and Permanent Disability Exemptions þ  ar e available for homeowners who have a total and permanent disability. Quadriplegics who use their property as a homestead are exempt from all property taxes. Others who must use a wheelchair for mobility or are legally blind and have a gross income below $14,500 in 1991 dollars, adjusted for inflation, can be exempt from all property taxes as well. Veterans Exemptions þ  e xist in a number of different forms. þ A veteran documented as disabled b y 10% or more in war or serviceconnected events can earn an additional exemption of $5,000 on any owned property. þ An honorab ly discharged veteran who is totally and permanently disabled or requires a wheelchair for mobility due to their service can be exempt from all property taxes. In some circumstances, this benefit can be transferred to a surviving spouse. STATE þTT AXES AQUICKLOOK

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NEW53 FLORIDA WEEKLY NEWCOMERS 53CULTURALVENUESBIG ARTSMusic, dance, visual arts, lectures, lm, live theater 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel 239-395-0900 bigarts.orgFlorida Repertory TheatreDrama, comedy, musicals 2268 Bay St., Fort Myers 239-332-4488 floridarep.orgBarbara B. Mann Performing Arts HallOrchestra, Broadway, performances 13350 Edison Parkway Fort Myers; 239-481-4849 bbmannpah.comBroadway Palm Dinner Theatre and Off Broadway Palm Comedy, musicals 1380 College Parkway Fort Myers; 239-278-4422 broadwaypalm.comFGCU Bower School of MusicFaculty and student recitals 10501 FGCU Blvd. Fort Myers; 239-590-1000 ConspiracyDrama, comedy, new plays at the Alliance for the Arts 10091 McGregor Blvd. Fort Myers; 239-936-3239 theatreconspiracy.orgSouthwest Florida SymphonyLee County’s only professional symphony. Box office: 8290 College Parkway Fort Myers; 239-418-1500 swflso.orgAlliance for the ArtsTheater, art exhibits, classes 10091 McGregor Blvd. Fort Myers; 239-939-2787 artinlee.orgGulf Coast SymphonyPerformances at various locations in Lee County 239-277-1700 gulfcoastsymphony.orgSidney & Berne Davis Art CenterArt exhibits, music, theater, lms 2301 First St., Fort Myers 239-333-1933 sbdac.comBob Rauschenberg Gallery at FSWFine art 8099 College Parkway Fort Myers; 239-489-9313 bobrauschenberggallery.comThe Laboratory Theater of FloridaContemporary, classic and experimental theater 1634 Woodford Ave., Fort Myers 239-218-0481 laboratorytheaterflorida.comNew Phoenix TheatreEntertainment to enlighten and inspire 13211 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers 239-284-5214 newphoenixtheatrefortmyers.orgCenters for the Arts Bonita SpringsArt exhibits, performances, classes 26100 Old 41 Road Bonita Springs; 239-495-8989 artcenterbonita.orgCambier Park bandshellOutdoor concerts 755 Eighth Ave. S., Naples 239-213-3058, naplesgov.comGulfshore PlayhouseProfessional theater 755 Eighth Ave. S., Naples 866-811-4111, gulfshoreplayhouse.orgThe Naples PlayersCommunity theater, drama, comedy, musicals 701 Fifth Ave. S., Naples 239-434-7340 Rauschenberg Gallery

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NEW55 FLORIDA WEEKLY NEWCOMERS 55 TheatreZoneProfessional theater at Community School of Naples 13275 Livingston Road, Naples 888-966-3352 Artis—Naples Philharmonic orchestra, Broadway, lectures, concerts 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples 239-597-1900, artisnaples.orgThe Naples Art AssociationFine art, exhibits, classes 585 Park St., Naples 239-262-6517, The Norris CenterMusic, lms, comedy, live performances 755 Eighth Ave. S., Naples 239-213-3058, Charlotte SymphonyCenter for Performing Arts and Education 701 Carmalita St., Punta Gorda. 941-205-5995, charlottesymphony.comThe Cultural Center TheatreA venue of the Charlotte Players 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte 941-625-4175, ext. 220 charlotteplayers.orgThe Cultural Center of Charlotte CountyTheater, music, community events 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte 941-625-4175, theculturalcenter.comCharlotte Harbor Event & Conference CenterConcerts, dancing, symphonies 75 Taylor St., Punta Gorda941-833-5444, charlotteharborecc.comVisual Arts CenterGalleries, art exhibits, classes 210 Maud St., Punta Gorda 941-639-8810, Langdon PlayhouseA venue of the Charlotte Players 1182 Market Circle St., Murdock 941-625-4175, ext. 220 SERVICING PUNTA GORDA, PORT CHARLOTTE, ENGLEWOOD, VENICE & NORTH PORT Denise Henry, GRI, RENEBroker AssociateCall Denise Henry | www.dhenry.remaxagent.comAwarded RE/MAX Hall of Fame | Nobody Sells More Real Estate than RE/MAX Associate Punta Gorda IslesRight in the heart of Punta Gorgeous. is 4th Floor 2/2 is maintenance free w/Gated, Secure under building parking. Move in readyBeautifully Renovated 3/2 Pool Home in Punta Gorda Isles on St. Andrews South Gulf Course. $188,900 $449,000 Punta Gorda Isles 2001Bal Harbor #2407 Move in ready 2516 Padre Island Dr.Price Reduced! 2516 Padre Island Dr. New Everything! Burnt Store IslesLive your dream and build your waterfront home. Cul-de-sac lot w/ dock and seawall and NO bridges to open water Charlotte Harbor, Peace River and Gulf of Mexico! $245,000 Burnt Store Isles 5013 Isparta Court Summer Sale!

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NEW56 56 NEWCOMERS FLORIDA WEEKLY Asolo Repertory TheatreDrama, comedy, musicals FSU Center for the Performing Arts adjacent to the Ringling Museum of Art 5555 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 941351-9010; 800-361-8388 Van Wezel Performing Arts HallBroadway, performances 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 941-953-3368; 800-826-9303 vanwezel.orgLemon Bay PlayhouseCommunity theater 96 West Dearborn St., Englewood 941-475-6756 lemonbayplayhouse.comVenice Performing Arts CenterHome of the Venice Symphony as well as theater, ballet, band concerts, opera, tribute shows and special events 1 Indian Ave., Venice 941-218-3779 veniceperformingartscenter.comCultural Park TheaterCommunity theater, concerts, classes 528 Cultural Park Blvd., Cape Coral239-772-5862, culturalparktheater.comVenice TheatreCelebrating and nurturing creative expression, fostering communication and understanding, and challenging audiences through theater and the performing arts 140 W. Tampa Ave., Venice 941-488-1115 ; venicestage.comVenice Art CenterStimulating and encouraging the appreciation of art through exhibitions and classes and educational events 390 Nokomis Ave. S., Venice 941-485-7136; veniceartcenter.orgEnglewood Art CenterA division of Ringling College of Art and Design, the Englewood center focuses on education, exhibitions and events that serve as a catalyst for creativity and arts appreciation in the community 350 S. McCall Road, Englewood 941-474-5548; The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, the State Art Museum of Florida Fun in the Sun Rentals at Port Sanibel MarinaNew Fleet of Deck, Power and Fishing Boat Rentals SHIP STORE AND FULL SERVICE MARINA 10% OFF

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NEW59 FLORIDA WEEKLY NEWCOMERS 59 Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Weekends by Appointment Only Get a FREE home evaluation today and learn why thousands of your neighbors have trusted Alufab USA to protect their homes!LIC#CGC1520459 TEN YEARS OF QUALITY HURRICANE PROTECTION IMPACT WINDOWS ROLL-UP SHUTTERS ACCORDION SHUTTERS BAHAMA SHUTTERS LEECOUNTY Lee Health runs five hospitals: — Cape Coral Hospital 636 Del Prado Blvd. Cape Coral 239-424-2000 — Gulf Coast Medical Center 13681 Doctor’s Way Fort Myers 239-343-1000 — HealthPark Medical Center 9981 S. HealthPark Drive Fort Myers 239-343-5000 — Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida 9981 S. HealthPark Drive Fort Myers 239-343-KIDS (5437) — Lee Memorial Hospital 2776 Cleveland Ave. Fort Myers 239-343-2000 Prime Healthcare Services runs: — Lehigh Regional Medical Center 1500 Lee Blvd. Lehigh Acres 239-369-2101COLLIERCOUNTY NCH Healthcare System operates: — Naples Community Hospital 350 Seventh St. N. Naples 239-436-5000 — North Collier Hospital 11190 Health Park Blvd. Naples 239 513-7000 Physicians Regional Healthcare System operates: — Physicians Regional-Collier 830 Collier Blvd. Naples 239-354-6000 — Physicians Regional-Pine Ridge 6101 Pine Ridge Road Naples 239-348-4000CHARLOTTECOUNTY Bayfront Health operates: — Bayfront Punta Gorda 809 E. Marion Ave. Punta Gorda 941-639-3131 — Bayfront Port Charlotte 2500 Harbour Blvd. Port Charlotte 941-766-4122 HCA West Florida operates: — Fawcett Memorial Hospital 21298 Ocean Blvd. Port Charlotte 941-629-1181Find a physician or caregiverFlorida Weekly’s Physician’s Guide is a comprehensive listing of medical practitioners in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties. Go to floridaweekly. com, select your area and click “Special Sections.” HealthPark Medical CenterHEALTH CARE

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NEW60 60 NEWCOMERS þ FLORIDA WEEKLY BY ERIC ITH JUST ONE PHOTO EQUALLING the force of 1,000 words, it’s possible that the best things we can say about Southwest Florida come from behind a camera in the form of images of where we live — and of those who lives here with us. Most would agree there is plenty to see and do here in the realms of our sporting and cultural events, our great nature and our abundance of dining and shopping offering. But what really makes the area great is its people. With Southwest Florida being a destina-W Audrey SNOW Brian TIE þtT Z F þoO CU þsS ONSWFLFaces of SWFL It’s the people that make it greatSEE FOCUS, 62

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NEW62 Dine. Shop. Enjoy! Gulf Coast Town Center is an open-air shopping, dining and entertainment destination. 9903 Gulf Coast Main Street | Fort Myers, FL 33913Located Off I-75 And Alico Road, Exit 128(239) 267-5107 | www.GulfCoastTownCenter.com90 + STORES, RESTAURANTS, SERVICES AND ENTERTAINMENT

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NEW63 FLORIDA WEEKLY NEWCOMERS 63 750 Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda | 27200 Kent Road, Bonita Springs | 701 Medical Blvd., Englewood 1360 Royal Palm Square Blvd., Fort Myers | 19333 Quesada Ave, Port Charlotte | 2905 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda | 701 Center Road, Venice 2 0 18-2 0 1 9 Now is the time to Join! OUR YMCA LOCATIONS ALSO PARTICIPATE IN SILVERSNEAKERSBEST COMMUNITYPARTNER IN HEALTH including Spin, Yoga, Barre, MyZone, Les Mils and More trained wellness expert membership Y-Reads, Youth In Government and Teen Leaders and more Camps, and child care opportunities Around Water tion for retirees, young families, newlyweds and everyone in between, we can be sure that it is the smiles, the engagements and the community of people who make this a truly special place. We asked some of our favorite photographers to share their images of the people of Southwest Florida, in their element, to give you a glimpse into the beauty of the human element as the backdrop to this place many consider paradise. We’ve even included an extremely rare shot by legendary still photographer Clyde Butcher — one that includes a person (top of this page). Photographing at Myakka State Park one day, Mr. Butcher had everything set and just as he clicked the shutter, a boy came seemingly out of nowhere to run up the tree. Clyde normally wouldn’t take a photograph of a person, but he accidentally did on this one. We hope you enjoy our compilation of telling expressions. Clyde BUTCHER FOCUSFrom page 60

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NEW64 64 NEWCOMERS FLORIDA WEEKLY The Caloosahatchee Celtic Festival Jan. 24-25The 17th annual festival celebrates the heritage, history, culture and traditions of the Celtic lands through music and dance.Centennial Park Fort Myers Swamp Buggy Races at Florida Sports Park Jan. 25-26 and March 7-8Get down and dirty – or just have fun watching others do so – at the mud-fest that’s been a Naples tradition since 1948.8520 Rattlesnake Hammock Rd. Naples the Ghost Walks at Koreshan Park Jan. 25-26 and Feb. 1-2 The history of the Koreshan Unity Settlement comes to life in an atmosphere of moonlight and candlelit pathways as historical interpreters in period costumes portray its founding more than 100 years ago. Purchase tickets in advance. Tours of the historic settlement’s structures and gardens offered at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday and Sunday January-March and at 10 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday April-December. 3800 Corkscrew Road Estero 239-992-0311 Charlotte County Fair Jan. 31-Feb. 9 Amusement rides, animals, fair food and bull riding.2333 El Jobean Road Port Charlotte 941-629-4252 ArtFest Fort Myers Jan. 31-Feb. 2 Enjoy and purchase artwork in a variety of mediums and prices from more than 200 nationally recognized artists from across the country and around the world.Edwards Drive Fort Myers 239-768-3602 Everglades Seafood Festival Feb. 7-9The 49th annual festival brings live country music, carnival rides, arts, crafts and, of course, fresh shrimp, fish and stone crab claws, fried gator and lots more seafood. More than 100 vendors offer food, refreshments and arts and crafts. 102 Copeland Ave. N., Everglades City 239-695-3781SIGNATURE EVENTS The Caloosahatchee Celtic Festival

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NEW65 FLORIDA WEEKLY þ NEWCOMERS 65 Cars on Fifth Feb. 8The Naples Chapter of the Ferrari Club of America hosts the 14th annual Cars on Fifth for owners and admirers of exotic cars of all kinds.Along Fifth Avenue South Naples 239-692-8436 Bonita Springs National Art Festivals Jan. 11-12, Feb. 8-9, March 7-8Enjoy the work of national and international artists in the quaint ambience of downtown Bonita. 10450 Reynolds St. Bonita Springs Funk Fest Punta Gorda Feb. 14-15Get down at the 11th annual outdoor music festival that celebrates funk at its finest. City Marketplace Punta Gorda On Facebook: Funk Fest Punta Gorda Coconut Point Art Festival Feb. 15-16Fine art, music and more fill the streets for all to enjoy.C oconut Point 23130 Fashion Drive Estero coconut-point-art-festival The Edison Festival of Light Grand Parade Feb. 15One of the largest night time parades in the country pays tribute to celebrated Fort Myers winter resident Thomas Edison. rfnr 2019/20 rfntb rfn ff ff ff f rr‘r’rr“rr r‘rrr“rr

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NEW66 66 NEWCOMERS FLORIDA WEEKLYD owntown Fort Myers 239-334-2999 Naples National Art Show Feb. 22-23Fine juried art along with great food and entertainment.Naples Art Association Cambier Park and Eighth Street Naples 15th annual Punta Gorda Wine and Jazz Festival Feb. 22Laishley Park 100 Nesbit St. Punta Gorda The Southwest Florida & Lee County Fair Feb. 27-March 8Making memories since 1924 with local agriculture, horticulture, home-baked goods, small farm animals and a horse show, plus dozens of carnival rides, games and food booths.Lee Civic Center 11831 Bayshore Road North Fort Myers 239-543-7469 sw Southwest Florida Reading Festival March 7The largest one-day reading festival in Florida brings dozens of authors to town to discuss their work and celebrate books with readers of all ages. Fort Myers Regional Library 2450 First St. Fort Myers Bonita Blues Festival March 13-14The 14th annual festival brings Tennessee Redemption, Mike Zito & his Big Blues Band, Little Freddie King, Tas Cru & his Band of Tortured Souls, McKinley James, James Harman, JP Soars’ Gypsy Blue Revue, Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys, David Julia, Pam Taylor & the Flyin’ Vs, Hurricane Ruth and more to the outdoor stage.Riverside Park 10451 Old 41 Road Bonita Springs Collier County Fair March 12-29Midway rides, 4-H competitions and favorite fair foods. Immokalee Road Naples. 239-455-1444 Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club Arts & Crafts Fair March 27-28The 37th annual festival features more than 100 fine artists and craftsmen from across the U.S.Sanibel Community Center 2173 Periwinkle Way Sanibel The Naples St. Patrick’s Day Parade March 14For more than 40 years, the largest privately run parade in the Sunshine State has livened up downtown Naples in celebration of Irish culture and heritage in America. The Naples St. Patrick Foundation keeps the tradition going,Fifth Avenue South Naples 239-692-8436 Peace River National Art Festival March 21-22The 14th annual event features more than 70 booths of fine arts and exquisite crafts complemented by art demonstrations, live music, food, wine and beer.Laishley Park 100 Nesbit St. Punta Gorda The Naples Flower Show & Garden Market March 20-21 A project of the Naples Garden Club, the largest juried flower show in Southwest Florida includes floral designs, exotic plants, education displays and interactive demonstrations. Naples Botanical Garden 4820 Bayshore Drive Naples Peace River Revival March 30 NEED 2020 DATEMultiple bands from folk and Americana to country rock and indie pop performing on two stages promise to get you up on your feet. Food trucks abound, too. Laishley Park 100 Nesbit St. Punta Gorda The 10th annual Fort Myers Film Festival May 6-10 Opening-night gala and films at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center and awards ceremony at the Broadway Palm Theatre with screenings at FSW, Alliance for the Arts and IMAG.239-810-6323 fortmyers Swamp Buggy Races at Florida Sports Park

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NEW70 70 NEWCOMERS FLORIDA WEEKLYAlive After 5 Punta Gorda5-8 p.m. on the third Thursday. Live entertainment, wine tastings, artist demonstrations and art receptions. Plenty of free parking.— Downtown Punta Gorda 941-505-0130Art After Dark Naples6-9 p.m. on the second Saturday at the Galleries of Crayton Cove.— 12th Ave. S., Naples 239-404-5014 galleriesofcraytoncove.comART ALIVE Naples6-9 p.m. on the first Wednesday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on the third Saturday. Studios and galleries north of Pine Ridge Road and south of Trade Center Way between Taylor and Airport Pulling roads — 239-289-5070 Fort Myers Art Walk6-10 p.m. on the first Friday.— Downtown Fort Myers fortmyersartwalk.comRECURRING EVENTS Alive After 5 Punta GordaStep out to these regular activities

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NEW71 FLORIDA WEEKLY NEWCOMERS 71 2 0 14-2 0 1 9 Experience the warmth of great food, fun and fellowship in a beautiful, casual and private setting with a window to the Harbor (no waiting for a restaurant table!)Enjoy boating, whether power or sail, on one of our many cruises through the pristine local waters! power sailing, paddle our Dragon Boat or play card games no experience necessary! Boat ownership not required! Dress is casual: Bermuda shorts, dressy jeans or slacks and collared shirt Reservations Not Required-But Appreciated. Boat Slips are available as well!Charlotte HarborYacht Club Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club Charlotte Harbor (941) 629-51314400 Lister Street, Port Charlotte, FL www.charlotteharboryachtclub.come Perfect Yacht Club Experience why not become a member today? Call or Stop by for Details!Our club is truly the Window to the Harbor!Charlotte Harbor Yacht ClubStop in or call us today for truly special membership oers! We are growing and want you to join orWelcoming Club the best sunset view ofCharlotte Harbor Charlotte Harbor Our club is truly the Window to the Harbor! Visit our website to see what we oer or call us today to get started! CENTRAL 239.936.0665FIDDLESTICKS 239.454.2665 FREE Pickup and Delivery 239.936.0665 VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SEE SPECIAL OFFERS WWW.NUIMAGECLEANERS.COM Art in the Park NaplesDec. 14, Jan. 11, Feb. 8, March 14 and April 11. Naples Artcrafters display and sell their works in Cambier Park (March event is at Fleischmann Park).— naplesartcrafters.comMusic Walk Fort Myers6-10 p.m. on the third Friday. Live music at restaurants, galleries and bars, plus street performers. — Downtown Fort Myers fortmyersmusicwalk.comSecond Tuesday on Marco5:30-7 p.m. on the second Tuesday at the Marco Island Center for the Arts. A reception for the new exhibits, a wine bar and hors d’oeuvres.— 1010 Winterberry Drive Marco Island 239-394-4221

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NEW72 72 NEWCOMERS þ FLORIDA WEEKLYLEECOUNTY Bell Tower ShopsThis landmark shopping, dining and entertainment destination is home to Dave and Buster’s, Regal Cinemas, The Fresh Market, an array of dining options and shopping favorites including Bed, Bath & Beyond, Sunglass Hut, Chico’s, Brodeur Carvell, Talbots, WilliamsSonoma and Ulta. — U.S. 41 at Daniels Parkway Fort Myers 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday Noon-5 p.m. Sunday 239-489-1221 Coconut PointThis picturesque open-air mall has more than 140 stores, from Dillard’s and Target to Lilly Pulitzer, Banana Republic and the Apple Store, plus a Regal Cinemas and host of fine restaurants and casual eateries to please every appetite. — 23106 Fashion Drive Estero 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday Noon-6 p.m. Sunday 239-992-4259 Edison MallThe region’s original indoor mall celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2015 and now is home to more than 160 specialty shops anchored by Macy’s, Dillard’s, Sears and JCPenney.— 4125 Cleveland Ave. Fort Myers 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sunday 239-939-1933 Gulf Coast Town CenterThis outdoor mall continues to expand since its first phase opened nearly 15 years ago just off Interstate 75 at Alico Road near Florida Gulf Coast University. The center features Bass Pro Shops, Belk, Best Buy, Costco, Dick’s Sporting Goods, JCPenney and Target as anchors, Regal Cinema and IMAX SHOPPING

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NEW74 74 NEWCOMERS FLORIDA WEEKLYtheaters and a variety of dining options to suit every budget and taste.— 9903 Gulf Coast Main St. Fort Myers 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday 239-267-5107 Miromar OutletsMore than 140 designer and brand-name retailers here include Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Bloomingdale’s The Outlet Store, Banana Republic, Nike, Hurley and Columbia. There’s a Norman Love Confections chocolate salon, too, and dining options from pretzels and pizza to Greek and burgers. — 10801 Corkscrew Road Estero 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday 239-948-3766 Periwinkle PlaceThis island gem was selected by the Lee County Visitor and Convention Bureau as Sanibel’s top shopping destination. It’s 26 shops include the original Chico’s, the the award-winning Blue Giraffe Restaurant, Sanibel Day Spa, Naples Soap Company, Fresh Produce and Toys Ahoy, all arranged among covered boardwalks, tropical landscaping, fountains and a butterfly garden.— 2075 Periwinkle Way Sanibel 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday, (select shops open until 8 p.m.) Noon-6 p.m. Sunday Dining: 7 a.m.-8 p.m. daily Sanibel OutletsJust east of the Lee island coast, Sanibel Outlets has 40-plus designer name shops and a play area for kids.— 20350 Summerlin Road Fort Myers 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday 239-454-1974; 888-4713939 Promenade at Bonita BayWith fashions for all ages, home dcor and great gifts, salons, restaurants, a gourmet market and even a Saturday farmer’s market, Promenade at Bonita Bay attracts both locals and visitors from around the world. This openair center is Lee County’s southernmost shopping, dining and entertainment destination.— South Bay Drive Bonita Springs Hours vary by business promenadeshops.comCHARLOTTECOUNTY Fishermen’s VillageOn the Punta Gorda waterfront of Charlotte Harbor, Fishermen’s Village has become a stay-and-play destination. With more than 30 shops, restaurants and services, a resort and marina, plus frequent special events, it’s a perfect place to come for a day of shopping or for an entire vacation.— 1200 W. Retta Esplanade Punta Gorda Hours vary by business 941-639-8721; 800-6390020 Port Charlotte Town CenterMore than 100 specialty stores and places to grab a bite for every budget mark this Charlotte County institution, anchored by Macy’s, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Sears and Bealls. It boasts one of Florida’s largest indoor food courts and the Regal 16 Cinemas.— 1441 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday Noon-6 p.m. Sunday 941-624-4447 port-charlotte-town-centerCOLLIERCOUNTY Coastland CenterOpened in 1976, Coastland Center is anchored by Macy’s, JCPenney and Dillard’s. In all, there are more than 130 places to shop and dine.— 1900 Tamiami Trail N. Naples 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday Noon-6 p.m. Sunday 239-262-2323 Fifth Avenue SouthNaples’ tony Fifth Avenue South is a timeless mix of glamour and laid-back ease for shopping, dining and social life. Historic and modern architecture blend in eclectic sophistication; tropical blooms grace its pedestrian-friendly promenades and each storefront is filled with Bell Tower

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NEW75 with Charlotte County Community Services! Community Services! Community Services! Community Services! Community Services! Community Services! Community Services! Community Services! Community Services! Community Services! Community Services! Community Services! Community Services! Community Services! Community Services! Community Services! Community Services! Community Services! Community Services! Community Services! There’s always something to see and do in the pages of The Guide or online at Charlotte County Community Services 941.625.PLAY (7529) There’s always something to see and do in There’s always something to see and do in FLORIDA WEEKLY NEWCOMERS 75 wonderful finds and delights. — Hours vary by business 239-692-8436 MercatoAnchored by Whole Foods Market, Nordstrom Rack and Silverspot Cinema, Mercato offers more than 20 upscale retailers and luxury residential condominiums. The year-round event calendar includes live music, festivals and fairs, most of which are free and open to the public.— 9132 Strada Place, North Naples 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday Noon-6 p.m. Sunday 239-254-1080 Third Street SouthNext to the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, the Naples Pier and the colorful original beach cottages of Old Naples, delightful shopping and dining on historic Third Street South awaits amidst courtyards, antique European fountains and colorful, cascading flowers.— Concierge kiosk at Camargo Park, opposite the Fleischmann Fountain 239-434-6533 The Village on Venetian BaySet on the waterfront of Venetian Bay, the village encompasses almost 50 shops and restaurants. Be sure to check out the special-events calendar.— 4200 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. Naples 239-261-6100 Waterside ShopsA collection of the finest luxury brand retailers from around the world and elegant dining options in a tranquil, outdoor environment. Anchored by Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom, the center’s 60-plus stores include Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., Van Cleef & Arpels, St. John, MaxMara, Anthropologie and Tesla. Shoppers wander past cascading waterfalls, lush flowering plants and dramatic architecture all under the canopy of towering royal palm trees. — 5415 Tamiami Trail N. Naples 239-598-1605 Waterside Shops

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NEW76 76 NEWCOMERS FLORIDA WEEKLY Professional hockey ECHL Florida Everblades — Germain Arena 11000 Everblades Parkway Estero 239-948-7825 The Charlotte County Boat Show JAN— Charlotte County Fairgrounds Presented by the Southwest Florida Marine Industries Association. Chubb Classic golf tournament FEB— A Champions Tour event The Classics Country Club Lely Resort, Naples 239-593-3900 College basketball, men’s and women’s— Alico Arena Florida Gulf Coast University 10501 FGCU Blvd. Fort Myers 239-590-7145 The Gene Cusic Collegiate Classic LATEFEBRUARYMARCHUp to 200 college baseball and softball teams compete at various — Lee County elds Edison Festival of Light 5K FEBATPM BEFORETHEGRAND PARADEOFLIGHT — Downtown Fort Myers 239-334-2999 Atlanta Braves Spring TrainingGrapefruit League games begin in late February— CoolToday Park 18800 S. West Villages Parkway, North Port Boston Red Sox Spring TrainingGrapefruit League games begin in late February— JetBlue Park at Fenway South 11581 Daniels Parkway Fort Myers 617-482-4SOX Minnesota Twins Spring Training Grapefruit League games begin in late February— CenturyLink Sports Complex 14100 Ben C. Pratt/Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Fort Myers 612-33-TWINS; 800-33-TWINSSPORTINGEVENTS CenturyLink Sports Complex

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NEW77 FLORIDA WEEKLY NEWCOMERS 77 Tampa Bay Rays Spring TrainingGrapefruit League games begin in late February— Charlotte County Sports Park 2300 El Jobean Road Port Charlotte Florida SouthWestern State College AthleticsMen’s and women’s basketball at Suncoast Credit Union Arena; baseball and softball at City of Palms Park— Fort Myers 239-481-4849; 800-4407469 Professional rodeo The 92nd annual Arcadia AllFlorida Championship Rodeo MARCH— Mosaic Arena 2450 N.E. Roan St Arcadia 800-749-7633 The Naples Boat Show JANThe Marine Industry Association of Collier County brings dozens of boat dealers, Professional Rodeo rfnrtb fnrtb rf f f nt ‘ ’“““b‘ ”’““‘ rfnrtb fnrtb rf rf rf f f nt ‘ ’“““b‘ ”’““‘ f’“•– rfntbf ”‘ ”— ‘ Whether buying or selling, let me put my 35 years of broker experience to work for you. Nick Peneau I can help you nd your at an aordable price.DREAM HOME

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NEW78 78 NEWCOMERS FLORIDA WEEKLY If so. Volunteer or Donate Today! Every dollar donated creates a $9 impact on Charlotte County’s Economy. Join the nearly 2,500 volunteers and supporters that have made an investment over the past 5 years. MENTORS & TUTORS NEEDED!You can make an impact! You can be a dream maker! Boys & Girls Clubs provides academic support, a healthy lifestyle, and skills for kids to become productive, caring responsible citizens. Boys & Girls Clubs provide a safe positive place for kids to learn & grow. 941-235-2472ank you for all you do for kids! Lynn Please contact us at:, email: Do you have Time? Treasure? Talent?Best Place toREALIZEYour Potential 2 0 17-2 0 1 9 FGCU women’s soccer is some of the best in the NCAA.marinas and nautical vendors of all kinds to the tarmac at Naples Municipal Airport.— 526 Terminal Drive Naples 239-682-0900 The Bonita Bay Boat Show FEBMARCH— Bonita Bay Marina Presented by the Southwest Florida Marine Industries Association. The 31st annual Bonita Springs Boat Show MARCH— Naples-Fort Myers Greyhound Track Presented by the Southwest Florida Marine Industries Association

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NEW79 FLORIDA WEEKLY NEWCOMERS 79 1 . Lee Health** 13,595 2. Lee County School District 12,936 3. Lee County Local Government* 9,038 4. Publix Super Market 8,728 5 . NCH Healthcare System** 7,017 6 . Walmart 6,516 7 . Collier County School District 5,604 8 . Collier County Local Government* 5,119 9 . Florida Gulf Coast University 3,430 10. Bayfront Health 3,060 11 . Charlotte County School District 2,553 12. Arthrex, Inc.** 2,500 13 . Charlotte County Local Government* 2,464 14 . McDonald’s 2,447 15. City of Cape Coral 2,253 16 . US Sugar 2,100 17 . Home Depot 2,040 18 . Winn-Dixie 1,994 19. Hope Hospice 1,768 20 . Ritz Carlton-Naples 1,450 21 . Florida SouthWestern State College** 1,441 22 . Gartner, Inc.** 1,200 23 . Walgreens 1,191 24 . City of Naples 1,169 25 . Target 1,150 26. Chico’s Fas Inc.** 1,147 27. Lowe’s Home Improvement 1,135 28. Hertz** 1,110 29. Shell Point Retirement Community 1,100 30 . Radiology Regional Center 1,031 31 . City of Fort Myers 988 32 . Physicians Regional 950 33 . Hendry County School District 923 34. Moorings Park 888 35 . News-Press/Naples Daily News** 840 36 . Seminole Casino 800 37. J W Marriott-Marco Island 770 38. Naples Grande Beach Resort 750 39. Perkins Restaurant & Bakery 732 40. Sam’s Club 725 41. Olive Garden Italian Kitchen 715 42. Hendry County Local Government* 699 43 . Downing Frye Realty 697 44. WCI Communities Inc 689 45. Burger King 682 46 . Marriott-Sanibel Harbour Resort 650 47 . RE/MAX Realty 635 48 . Outback Steakhouse 633 49 . Vi at Bentley Village 615 50. JC Penney 610 51 . Costco Wholesale 600 52 . John R Wood Properties 600 53 . Wendy’s 589 54. Beall’s 588 55. Dillard’s 575 56. Culver’s 560 57 . Hyatt Regency-Coconut Point 560 58 . Germain Cars 554 59. Carrabba’s Italian Grill 550 60 . Raymond Building Supply 534 61 . Florida Cancer Specialists 520 62 . Cracker Barrel Old Country Str 505 63 . Gulf Bay Group Of Companies 500 64 . Agmart Produce Inc 500 65 . South Seas Sanibel & Captiva 500 66. Chili’s Grill & Bar 494 67. Farm-Op Inc. 480 68 . Best Buy 470 69 . Taco Bell 464 70 . Bonita Bay Club 450 71 . Quick Lane 450 72. UPS 435 73 . Progressive Waste Solutions 421 74. Palm Automall 415 75. Pizza Hut 408 76. Gettel Automotive 406 77 . Galloway Family Of Dealerships 400 78 . Salus Care 400 79 . LYNX Services LLC 400 80 . Harbour Health Center 400 81 . Century 21 399 82 . West Bay Club 390 83 . Lee County Electric Cooperative 386 84 . Chick-Fil-A 386 85 . Applebee’s 384 86 . Kohl’s 381 87 . Coldwell Banker 381 88. City of Punta Gorda 379 89 . Nordstrom 378 90. Sun Stream Hotels & Resorts 350 91. G4s Secure Solutions USA 350 92. J & J Ag Products Inc 350 93 . D & K Harvesting Inc 350 94 . Naples Beach Hotel 350 95 . Pinchers 343 96 . Gasparilla Inn & Club 326 97 . Suntrust Bank 325 98. Red Lobster 325 99 . Naples Lakes Country Club 320 100. Texas Roadhouse 319 SOURCE: SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ALLIANCE NOTE: * DATA AS RECENT AS 2018 Q3; ** DATA AS RECENT AS 2017. SWFL TOPEMPLOYERS 2451 West Price Boulevard, North Port, FL 34286 Make the RIGHT CHOICE choose First Choice to build your home

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NEW80 80 NEWCOMERS FLORIDA WEEKLY Rays Spring Training The 5th annual Minto US Open Pickleball Championship APRILThis international competition includes singles, doubles and mixed doubles play in a variety of skill levels and age groups. In 2019, more than 2,100 players from 47 states and 20 countries battled it out for seven days on 50 courts. — East Naples Community Park. 3500 Thomasson Drive Naples 239-793-4414 usopenpickleball The Compass Concierge program is the latest in the suite of services designed to prepare your home for market at no upfront costs to you. From deep cleaning to staging, painting and other cosmetic improvements, we will work together to assess opportunities to elevate your home’s value and sell it faster. You’ll never have to worry about hidden costs or interest fees. The Compass Concierge services, combined with our 17 years of experience and proven marketing techniques, allows us to provide a well-rounded experience to attract more buyers, achieve faster sales and get the best prices for the homes we sell. If you or somebody you know are thinking about selling your home and charting a new course, call us immediately.Not intended to solicit currently listed property. Compass Florida, LLC. Equal Housing Opportunity. All information furnished regarding property for sale or rent or regarding nancing is from sources deemed reliable, but Compass makes no warranty or representation as to the accuracy thereof. All property information is presented subject to errors, omissions, price changes, changed property conditions, and withdrawal of the property from the market, without notice. Home must qualify under Compass Concierge guidelines. Subject to additional terms and conditions.Call Brian Helgemo, Realtor, The Helgemo Team at 941.380.3727 Our proven successes SPECIAL FINANCING FOR 12 MONTHS!* – GET FAST DELIVERY OR PICK IT UP IN CAPE CORAL Some products are available in select stores only. Prices good at both locations. Sale prices do not apply to previous purchases. Styles colors and photos may vary. Although every precaution is taken, errors in prices and/or specs may occur in print. We reserve the right to correct any such errors. Limited quantities. *Financing subject to credit approval with a minimum purchase of $600. 790 N. DEL PRADO BLVD. CAPE CORAL239-574-3545(Corner of Del Prado & Pine Island Rd.) STORE HOURS: Monday-Friday 9-7 Saturday 9-6, Sunday 11-53202 LEE BLVD. LEHIGH ACRES239-368-2123(Corner of Sunshine & Lee Boulevard) STORE HOURS: Monday-Saturday 9-5 Closed Sunday Visit us today at rfr ntrbr

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NEW81 2 0 18-2 0 1 9 PREMIER Dining, Tennis, Bocce, Fitness, Sailing Be Sure To Check Out Our WebsiteWWW.ISLESYC.COM1780 W MARION AVE PUNTA GORDA (941) 639-7551 Simply the BestSocial, Sports and Activities in the area. We welcome you to stop by and check out our NEWLY REFURBISHED CLUBHOUSE and see why we are more than just a Yacht Club! Wedding & Catering Facilities Available.

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NEW82 82 NEWCOMERS FLORIDA WEEKLY Charlotte County’s #1 Independent Used Car Dealer for 2 Years in a Row Gene Gorman’s Family Motors4380 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte, FL 33980 (941)-625-2141 Gene Gorman’s Premier Auto Sales1305 Tamiami Trail Punta Gorda, FL 33950 (941)-639-7300 Gene Gorman’s Dirt Cheap Cars3305 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte, FL 33980 (941)-639-1601 GENE GORMAN’S Owen Gorman Owen Gorman Owen Gorman Owen Gorman Owen Gorman Owen Gorman TEAM OF DEALERSHIPS 2 0 11-2 0 1 9 Reclaim theand Fun in Your Life!The Best Health Spa for the Mind Axl Rebecca Bright PsyD Karin Galliano Ph.D. Steven Pollard Ph.D. Deborah Burgess MS, LMHC The Best Health Spa for the Mind Punta Gorda425 Cross Street # 111, PG, FL941-505-6162 Port Charlotte2525 Harbor Blvd. Ste. 208, PC, FL941-255-5489 PSYCHOLOGY CENTER The Best Health Spa for the Mind Child, Adolescent & Adult Psychotherapy Psychological Test ing SWFL BYTHENUMBERS U.S. FLORIDA LEE COUNTY COLLIER COUNTY CHARLOTTE COUNTY Population estimates July 2018 327,167,434 21,299,325 754,610 378,488 184,998 Persons 65 years and older percentage July 2017 14.9 19.4 27.0 30.2 38.3 Housing units July 2017 135,393,564 9,259,684 383,224 207,403 102,657 Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2017 $193,500 $178,700 $190,,200 $316,200 $165,200 Building permits 2018 1,328,800 144,427 9,721 4,386 2,068 High school graduate or higher percent of persons age 25 years+ 2017 87.3 87.6 87.3 86.5 90.0 Bachelor’s degree or higher percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017 30.9 28.5 27.2 34.9 22.4 Median household income (in 2015 dollars), 2017 $57,652 $50,883 $52,052 $62,407 $46,511AMERICAN FACT FINDER U.S. CENSUS BUREAU

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NEW84 84 NEWCOMERS FLORIDA WEEKLY Why Choose e Premiere Hotel & Entertainment Destination In Charlotte County?FOUR POINTS SHERATON PUNTA GORDA HARBORSIDE 4.4 STAREscape to one of our Impeccable Guest Rooms with... 866-716-8133 , 941-637-6770 Medical Pavilion ClinicMedical Pavilion Clinic is your local walk-in clinic for all your medical needs2525 Harbor Blvd., Suite 102, Port Charlotte, FL 33952(941) 629-9190 (941) 629-7593 (after hours) For all YourMINOR MEDICALNEEDS Dr. David S. BallestasWelcome to the Medical Pavilion Clinic. Come and see why thousands of area residents have entrusted us with their primary healthcare.Our skilled medical providers and medical staff have been providing excellent and prompt primary care for the community since 1984.Preventative Care and Flu Shots also Weight Loss and Pneumonia CareOur services... NEWS& INFO FLORIDA WEEKLYFlorida Weekly is one of the largest circulating newsweeklies in Florida, with a circulation of more than 90,000 papers in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Palm Beach, Sarasota and Monroe counties reaching more than 220,000 readers in print, online and mobile each week. We provide weekly print editions, online, iPad and mobile for your iPhone or Android devices.Electronic Online – In addition to our complete print edition, our website, www. oridaweekly. com, provides photo galleries, contests, pickup locations, special sections and pro les of all of our advertisers. iPad – Read the entire edition of Florida Weekly in an easy-to-navigate format. Go to the iTunes store and download the app to read Florida Weekly anywhere. iPhone/Android – Download the easyto-navigate smart phone version of Florida Weekly at the iTunes store. PrintSeven weekly editions covering: Fort Myers, Naples, Bonita Springs, Punta Gorda/Port Charlotte, Venice, Palm Beach Gardens/Jupiter and Key West; and two monthlies, the Babcock Ranch Telegraph and the West Villages Journal. Luxe Living – Naples and Bonita Springs luxury living guide. At Home – Charlotte County’s guide to everything about the home. Healthy Body – Charlotte County’s guide to your health. Healthy Living – Palm Beach County’s guide to looking and feeling better. Destination Southwest Florida (January) – Discover the great things about our Southwest Florida communities. Arts Preview (November and February) – Our de nitive guide to the Southwest Florida arts, theater and music scenes. Florida Weekly’s Best (May) – Florida Weekly’s intrepid writers and editors scour South Florida looking for the best of everything. Market Pulse (July, August, September or October depending on market) – Our nod to the men and women who run Florida’s companies. Southwest Florida Physicians Directory (November) – A comprehensive guide to the leading doctors and medical services in Southwest Florida. Southwest Florida Newcomers Guide (November) – Everything you need to know to settle down in paradise. New Year’s Eve Party Guide – Where to go and what to do to ring in the new year. Spring training preview – Annual guide devoted to the Grapefruit League.

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NEW85 Florida Weekly’s Best 9 Years in a Row!The Best 5 Star Staff, 5 Star Coursein Charlotte County! Your Membership Is Waiting!! 1901 Deborah Drive, Punta Gorda IslesCall us at 941-639-5261. Ext. JOIN THE FUN AND RECEIVE!! $2100 Incentive PackageAsk For Details When You Call Or Stop In! 2 0 1 0 -2 0 1 9 St. Andrew’s Golf Club

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NEW86 86 NEWCOMERS FLORIDA WEEKLY Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park — 12301 Burnt Store Road Punta Gorda 941-575-5861Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park is comprised of 42,000 acres and protects 70 miles of shoreline along Charlotte Harbor in Charlotte and Lee counties.Boating, canoeing and kayaking, shing Don Pedro Island State Park — 8450 Placida Road Placida 941-964-0375Don Pedro, part of an extensive chain of barrier islands extending along Florida’s Gulf Coast, is accessible only by private boat or ferry. Boaters can tie up at the dock on the mangrove-lined bay side of the island.Boating, canoeing and kayaking, shing, hiking/nature trail, picnicking, restrooms, swimming, wildlife viewing Cayo Costa State Park — 880 Belcher Road Boca Grande 941-964-0375With 9 miles of beautiful beaches and acres of pine forests, oak-palm hammocks and mangrove swamps, this barrier island park is a Gulf Coast paradise.B eaches, bicycling, boating, cabins, camping, canoeing and kayaking, shing, hiking/ nature trail, picnicking, swimming, wildlife viewingSTATE PARKS Everglades National Park LARGEST DALTILE SHOWROOM IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA! F LOORING CHOICE # 1 With over 34 years of experience, Wayne Wiles Floor Coverings the quality products and professional service Wayne and operated business, we can respond to your needs quickly and provide personalized service with Coverings is now Southwest Florida’s only Daltile Statements Dealer, offering the area’s largest selection of Daltile stone, porcelain, ceramic experience, Wayne Wiles Daltile stone, porcelain, ceramic FLOOR EXPERTS! FLOOR EXPERTS! FLOOR EXPERTS! WOOD | STONE | TILE | CARPET | LAMINATE16240 US 41 South, Fort Myers (239) 482-7600 |

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NEW88 88 NEWCOMERS FLORIDA WEEKLY WWW.BLINDSPOTETC.COM 1312 Market Circle Unit 9, Port Charlotte 2 0 14-2 0 1 9 Quick Turn Around and made in the USA!Providing Quality Window Treatments Sales, Service & Installation Since 1983.We manufacture shutters & top treatments. Elegance, Quality & Convenience Call for a FREE Estimate 941-743-2646 Mound Key Archaeological State Park — Managed by Koreshan State Park 3800 Corkscrew Road, Estero 239-992-0311Prehistoric Native Americans are credited with creating this island’s complex of mounds with an accumulation of seashells, fish bones and pottery. Mound Key is believed to have been the ceremonial center of the Calusa Indians when the Spaniards first attempted to colonize Southwest Florida.Boating, shing, hiking/nature trail, interpretive exhibit, restrooms, wildlife viewing Gasparilla Island State Park — 880 Belcher Road Boca Grande 941-964-0375The centerpiece of Gasparilla is the restored Boca Grande Lighthouse built in 1890.Beaches, bicycling, canoeing and kayaking, shing, hiking/ nature trail, picnicking, restrooms, swimming, wildlife viewing Lovers Key State Park — 8700 Estero Blvd. Fort Myers Beach 239-463-4588A haven for wildlife, the islands and their waters are home to West Indian manatees, bottlenose dolphins, roseate spoonbills, marsh rabbits and bald eagles. The 2-mile beach is accessible by boardwalk or tram.Beaches, bicycling, boat ramp, canoeing and kayaking, concession and restaurant, shing, hiking/nature trail, picnicking, playground, restrooms, showers, swimming, tours, visitor center, wildlife viewing Koreshan State Historic Site — 3800 Corkscrew Road Estero 239-992-0311Visitors can fish, picnic, boat and hike where Cyrus Teeds visionaries, who came to Estero in 1894 to build New Jerusalem for his new faith, Koreshanity, once carried out survey experiments to prove the horizon on the beaches of Collier County curves upward.Boat ramp, camping, canoeing and kayaking, shing, hiking/ nature trail, historic site, picnicking, playground, restrooms, wildlife viewing Collier-Seminole State Park — 20200 E. Tamiami Trail Naples 239-394-3397The 7,271-acre park lies partly within the great mangrove swamp of southern Florida, one of the largest mangrove swamps in the world.Bicycling, boat ramp, camping, canoeing and kayaking, shing, hiking/nature trail, picnicking, playground, restrooms, showers, wildlife viewing J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge— 1 Wildlife Drive Sanibel 239-472-1100 of the largest undeveloped mangrove ecosystem in the United States, the refuge is world famous for its spectacular migratory bird populations. Big Cypress National Preserve Oasis Visitor Center — 5215 Tamiami Trail East Ochopee 239-695-2000 S LIC# CAC1815671 FREE SERVICE CALL WITH REPAIRMust mention this coupon at time of scheduling. Cannot be combined with any offer. Expires 12/30/20 Se Habla Espaol Warnky Heating & CoolingA Division of RICHARD WARNKY Serving SWFL Since 1995 *FOR QUALIFIED PURCHASE. SEE DEALERVOTED BEST OF CAPE & N. FT. MYERS YEAR AFTER YEAR WARNKY? NO Salesmen = NO Pressure NO Commissions = Honest Techs Payment Plans & Financing*FREE SecondOpinions REPAIR OR REPLACE IT’S UP TO YOU. WE GIVE YOU ALL YOUR OPTIONS! Serving Lee, Collier and Charlotte County

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FLORIDA WEEKLY NEWCOMERS 91Sanibel-CaptivaThey seem almost as one, these idyllic, sun-splashed barrier islands just off the Lee County coast. They’re both dotted with palm trees and beaches, lovely homes, fine restaurants and resorts. Now, their connection is a bridge and a chamber of commerce and the feeling of subtropical tranquility. Actually, until a 1926 hurricane blasted them apart, they were one island. Now, they’re two, but they share a lifestyle and more. The islands could be reached only by boat until 1963, when the 3-milelong causeway was built, linking Sanibel to the mainland — and changing the islands forever. Residents and visitors alike are often spotted doing the “Sanibel Stoop,” walking along an island beach, head down, stopping every few setps to pick up a seashell. Sanibel is one of the world’s top shelling destinations and home of the Bailey-Mathews National Shell Museum, the only such museum in the country. Sanibel is also home to J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, a pristine retreat where more than 220 species of birds can be found. It’s all just a convenient drive over a bridge from the mainland.Fort MyersFort Myers was incorporated in 1885 with a population of 349 and two years later became the county seat when Lee County was carved out of what was then Monroe County. Then, it was little more than a cow town of a few ramshackle buildings hugging the river. The downtown area along the Caloosahatchee is now known as the River District and borders the governmental hub of the county with city, county, state and federal offices. The River District is speckled with architectural gems such as the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, the Burroughs Home (built in 1901) and the Lee County Courthouse, which was constructed in 1915. The city offers a vibrant, diverse arts scene. Florida Repertory Theatre, one of the nation’s top regional companies, is based in the downtown Historic Arcade Building, which opened in 1908. Fort Myers also offers the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Theatre Conspiracy and Laboratory Theater of Florida. Two Major League Baseball teams, the Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins, call Fort Myers their Spring Training home. SWFL COMMUNITIES Downtown Fort Myers

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FLORIDA WEEKLY NEWCOMERS 93Cape CoralOnly a little more than half a century ago, there was no place called Cape Coral. Two visionary Baltimore businessmen and brothers, Leonard and Jack Rosen, essentially created a city by buying a huge swath of land, bulldozing trees and digging one of the world’s most extensive canal systems. Then, the people started coming. And they haven’t stopped. Now, the 1957 creation by those Baltimore boys is the largest city in Southwest Florida in size and population, a community of more than 183,000 people spread over 120 square miles. Where locals once hunted and fished in a vast expanse of pine trees and palmettos, it is now a place where people of all ages shop, dine, work, raise families and enjoy retirement. The Rosen brothers might not recognize what they created along the shores of the Caloosahatchee River and Pine Island Sound all those years ago, but they surely must have envisioned it.EsteroEstero used to be little more than a wide spot on U.S. 41 between Fort Myers and Naples, an unincorporated place where folks grew oranges and fished the Estero River. But since Dec. 31, 2014, it is the Village of Estero, Lee County’s newest incorporated community. Estero is bustling beyond what anybody might have imagined even very late in the 20th century. It’s the economic centerpiece of Southwest Florida now that Hertz has moved its global headquarters to the heart of the village. The company has a $70 million, 300,000-square-foot complex within walking distance of Coconut Point mall. A short jaunt north of Hertz is a new 180,000-square-foot Walmart Supercenter. Throughout, Estero brims with shopping, movies, fine dining and hotels. But bits of the past remain at the Koreshan State Historic Site, which preserves 11 buildings that provide a glimpse into history. The Koreshan Unity, a religious cult founded by Cyrus Teed, moved to Estero in 1894. The Koreshans are gone now, but a growing, vibrant community where business mixes with pleasure remains.Bonita SpringsThis golf mecca in southern Lee County is much more than tee boxes and greens. Indeed, there are numerous golf courses throughout the 39 or so square miles of Bonita Springs; they are beautiful courses, too many to try to name here. Heck, there’s even a disc golf course at the Bonita Springs Recreation Center. But Bonita Springs is much more than golf or fishing or boating, and it’s getting better all the time. The Centers for the Arts by its name tells you it is about arts in the plural: Film festivals. Art shows. Classes of all kinds for kids and adults. There’s also Cape Coral

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94 NEWCOMERS FLORIDA WEEKLYthe nearby Southwest Florida Event Center, which brings a wide array of entertainment acts to town, from country music stars to rising single acts and rock ’n’ roll icons. Since incorporating as a city in 2000, Bonita Springs has spruced up its downtown, a delightful area that straddles Old 41 Road, with an extensive redevelopment program. Longtime residents know their city has come a long way in a short period of time. In 1970, the population was just a bit shy of 2,000; today, it’s more than 56,000. Any mention of Bonita Springs must include Everglades Wonder Gardens, a throwback to old Florida roadside attractions. It opened in 1936 and is still right there along Old 41 Road. There’s also Shangri-La Springs, a stately property that opened in 1921 and has been revitalized in recent years to offer an organic garden and restaurant, fitness studio and spa, a gift shop and an event/ wedding venue.AlvaThis rural, unincorporated swath of Lee County east of Fort Myers is a retreat reminiscent of a bygone Florida, a place of citrus groves, cattle, oak trees and trails where residents ride horses through woodlands. An assumption many newcomers make is this town must be named for Thomas Alva Edison, the legendary inventor who owned a winter home in Fort Myers. Not so. Peter Nelson, a sea captain, Danish immigrant and rugged Florida pioneer, chose the name, and it has nothing to do with Mr. Edison. Mr. Nelson chose the name because of the small white flowers, called alvas, that he found here. So Alva it became in the late-19th century, and Alva it remains. Residents want to preserve Alva’s unique charms and have created a website,, whose home page carries this mission statement: “Dedicated to preserving the tranquility and beauty of Alva.” The website also notes Alva has a “unique historical, rural, agricultural and equestrian ambience.” No big condos, overpasses or shopping malls here. Alva was beautiful when Capt. Nelson first ventured up the river in the 1880s, and remains much the same today.Pine IslandThis 18-mile-long stretch is Florida’s largest island. But it’s more than the answer to a state geography trivia question. Pine Island is a glimpse into Florida’s past, to a time before high-rise condos and five-star resorts. It has five communities, each with its own charms, from Bokeelia to the north to St. James City to the south. In between is Pine Island Center, where motorists drive into the island’s heart and reach the fork. Head north, and a left turn takes one to Pineland; its setting overlooking Pine Island Sound is arguably the most beautiful view in Lee County. Before driving onto the island, motorists go through Matlacha, a fishing vilBonita Springs Kayak fishing in the Pine Island Sound Aquatic Preserve.

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96 NEWCOMERS FLORIDA WEEKLYLehigh AcresIn some ways, Lehigh Acres resembles Cape Coral. Both were created by visionary northern businessmen in the 1950s and have grown beyond what anybody could have predicted 60 years ago. But while Cape Coral long ago became an incorporated city, Lehigh Acres remains an unincorporated, 86-squaremile tract of eastern Lee County that about 96,000 people call home. Lehigh Acres’ origins can be traced back to the days when Dwight Eisenhower was president and television was in black and white. That’s when Chicago businessman Lee Ratner bought 18,000 acres of scrubland and pine trees east of Fort Myers. Few people lived there at the time. Even before that, what is now Lehigh Acres became known to thousands of young Americans who were stationed at Buckingham Army Airfield, an Army Air Forces training base during World War II. Now, Lehigh Acres is known as a community where housing is affordable. Its location just east of I-75 puts it within easy driving distance of downtown Fort Myers, Southwest Florida International Airport, Florida Gulf Coast University and the region’s beaches and golf courses.North Fort MyersFrom North Fort Myers’ shores on the Caloosahatchee River, the skyline of downtown Fort Myers is clearly visible. That’s “the city” over there. Business and life are different on the north side of the river where fine waterfront homes, restaurants, shops and treasures of all sorts mix with the farms of rural Florida in this unincorporated part of Lee County. Over to the east of I-75 is the venerable Lee Civic Center, home to a wide array of activities. The center is used for events such as the Southwest Florida and Lee County Fair, concerts, gun shows, craft fairs, RV shows and more. Another classic venue in North Fort Myers is the Shell Factory & Nature Park, a tourist stop for decades and a place for locals to eat and listen to music. Yes, North Fort Myers has its attractions, but venture off U.S. 41 and I-75 and you’ll find charming rural settings with names such as Rosy Tomorrows Heritage Farm and the ECHO Global Farm. When one visits these farms and private ranches, “the city” seems much farther than just a river crossing away.Boca GrandeThis tony resort community on Gasparilla Island is an outpost of charm, grace and wealth. The Wall Street Journal once called it “the preppiest place on Earth.” Boca Grande’s downtown district is a haven of small shops and cafes, far removed from the malls and chain restaurants dotting many other Florida communities. No high-rise condos touch the sky above Boca Grande. The centerpiece of town is the grand and gracious Gasparilla Inn, which opened in 1911. The resort has three croquet lawns and is home to the Gasparilla Inn Mallet Club. Interested? The inn offers packages that range from $210 to $590 per night. Boca Grande has long been a retreat for the elite, from business leaders to politicians and even movie stars (Katharine Hepburn was a regular in town in the 1980s). It’s not all about kicking back on the beach here. The village offers a bicycle path and is home to the World’s Richest Tarpon Tournament, where the entry fee per boat is $5,000.Punta GordaIn Punta Gorda, time is divided between now and B.C., or Before Charley, the powerful hurricane that barreled through the city in 2004. In the wake of the storm, Punta Gorda essentially reinvented itself. An organization called TEAM Punta Gorda was formed to help the city’s recovery. Nestled along the water where the Peace River meets Charlotte Harbor, the city still retains that old-time Florida feel with an historic district near a charming downtown. With a population of about 20,000, it remains the only incorporated community in Charlotte County. Although small, Punta Gorda offers much in the way of beauty, art and culture. The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra provides a dose of class and classical music. One of the big changes since Hurricane Charley is the addition of the Charlotte Harbor & Event Center, a waterfront venue for all sorts of activities. The center is a short walk from downtown restaurants, shops and galleries. Yes, Hurricane Charley was a destructive intruder, but it left behind a determined community that has used the 15-plus years since to reinvent and improve itself.Port CharlotteWhen Forbes magazine in 2015 named the best 25 places to retire in America, Port Charlotte was on the list. The Shell Factory & Nature Park has been an iconic attraction in North Fort Myers for decades.

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FLORIDA WEEKLY NEWCOMERS 97 ESTATE & JEWELRY BUYERSExperience The Real Difference At Rick’s Rick’s Rick’s Rick’s ESTATE JEWELRYCharlotte County’s #1 Location To Buy or Sell Beautiful Jewelry, Diamonds and WatchesSEE THE LARGEST SELECTION OF STUNNING ESTATE JEWELRY 50% 70% OFF RETAIL PRICES Best Place To Make Her 20 16-2 0 1 9 Forbes noted that the cost of living is 8 percent lower in Port Charlotte than the rest of the country, and the unincorporated community has above-average air quality and a low serious-crime rate. It also has great recreation, shopping and culture. The Port Charlotte Town Center is a major mall, and baseball fans will want to spend time at Charlotte Sports Park, spring-training home of the Tampa Bay Rays and regularseason home of the Charlotte Stone Crabs of the Class A Florida State League. Then there’s the Charlotte Players, a community theater troupe that traces its roots back to 1961 and calls the Cultural Center of Charlotte County home. So with many activities at hand and just a short drive to airports in Punta Gorda, Sarasota and Fort Myers, Port Charlotte isn’t just a great place to retire, as Forbes noted. It’s a great place to live, period.EnglewoodEnglewood straddles two counties, Charlotte and Sarasota, but it’s a singular place. So much can be found around its bustling, art-district heart on West Dearborn Street. Just east of town, visitors can hike, camp and ride bikes in the Myakka State Forest. On the other side of Englewood is Manasota Key, a beautiful barrier island with restaurants and cottages overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Also on Manasota Key is the Hermitage Artist Retreat, where some of the nation’s top creative talent can get away from it all and focus on their art. A short ferry ride away is Palm Island Resort, a distinctive resort with private villas tucked away in subtropical paradise. In town, there are plenty of things to do, even simple delights such as strolling West Dearborn Street and checking out the shops and bistros. This is a community that offers a barbershop quartet, the Lemon Bay Chord Company, and the Lemon Bay Playhouse. The prestigious Ringling College of Art & Design has a center in Englewood. Yes, Englewood may be part of two counties, but it is, indeed, a singular place.VeniceAptly named the “Shark Tooth Capital of the World,” part of this island town’s charm is its main street for shopping and dining or just strolling down the tree-lined street alongside stately 1920s homes leading to the Gulf of Mexico. Once a fishing and farming community, Venice is now a vacation destination for families who like to play in the surf, hunt for shark teeth, shop in the historic downtown, bike around the Venetian Waterway Trail and wet a line at the Venice Pier. Venice offers 14 miles of white sand beaches from Casey Key to Manasota Key and plenty of recreational opportunities, including swimming, sunbathing, fishing and boating. Shelling is a favorite pastime as is golf on the many outstanding courses throughout the area. Ave Maria One of Southwest Florida’s fastest growing areas is the town of Ave Maria in eastern Collier County. Approximately a half-hour drive east of Naples, between Immokalee Road and State Road 29, Ave Maria was founded by Barron Collier Companies, the founding family of Collier County, and Tom Monaghan, the founder of Domino’s Pizza. Since opening in 2007, the planned community has become home to thousands of new residents and growing commercial businesses as well as private schools including Ave Maria University. A town center provides many of life’s necessities and is the spot where you can make a new friend over a cappuccino or treat the kids to a fruit smoothie after school. Friends and families gather nightly at the local pizza shop or the pub. There are also boutique shops, salons, a walk-in clinic and a Publix supermarket. Ave Maria boasts a private water park, Panther Run Golf Club, miles of walking and biking trails, sports and recreation fields and the Orange Jeep Tours eco-safari company. The focal point of the town center is the Ave Maria Oratory with a stunning faade by the famed contemporary sculpture artist Marton Varo. Ave Maria offers several free events open to the public each season. Find the schedule at was once known as Gopher Ridge and also Allen’s Place before acquiring its current name, which means “my home” in the Seminole language. Immokalee has a connection to millions of Americans who have likely never heard of this agricultural town: about 90 percent of the nation’s winter tomatoes come from farms

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98 NEWCOMERS FLORIDA WEEKLYin and around this rural community. Cucumbers, bell peppers and citrus also are major crops. But Immokalee is about more than farming. Seminole Casino Immokalee and its hotel stay abuzz with gaming, food and drink, special shows and concerts year-round, thanks to 38 live gaming tables and more than 1,300 slot machines. Where nearby Naples is considered blue blood, Immokalee represents bluecollar Collier County. reports 54.2 percent of its workers are employed in blue-collar work, well more than twice the national average of 27.7 percent. The website also notes that Spanish is the most common language in the town and that 42.3 percent of residents were born in other countries.Babcock RanchBabcock Ranch is a solar-powered city set to grow from its first few residents to eventually some 50,000 people. It’s a regional outdoor adventure destination with trails and lakes stocked with bass, set among a mosaic of oak hammocks and dry prairie, palmetto flatwoods and cypress domes. It’s also a foodie oasis with its gourmet Table & Tap restaurant and Slater’s Goods $ Provisions. There’s a lot to see and do, so where do you start? You can find all the answers at Woodlea Hall, also known as The Discovery Center, in Founder’s Square. The civic and information hub of Babcock, it is perhaps the most important initial destination for first-time visitors, whether visiting for a day fishing on the lake or looking for more information about the town’s new charter school. Here you’ll find town ambassadors who can tell you everything you want to know about real estate, events, where to eat, plans for autonomous cars at Babcock or any other question you have about the town. If a day outdoors is on your agenda, The Discovery Center also houses Curry Creek Outfitters, a gateway to the area for hikers, bikers, kayakers, boaters and fishing enthusiasts alike. Rent a kayak or bike. And if you forget the sunscreen, Curry Creek has that, too. It’s a fully stocked outdoor shop.Marco IslandThis place was once known as Caxambas, a tough name to spell and pronounce that’s a Native American word for “fresh water.” This island is blessed for a number of reasons besides its now easier-topronounce name. For starters, it’s the biggest of the Ten Thousand Islands. It’s also an ideal place for all sorts of water sports, from kayaking to fishing and sailing. It’s possible to catch a boat on Marco Island and make a journey south to Key West, the southernmost city in the continental United States, in less than four hours. The SS Jolley Bridge connects the 22.8-square-mile island to the mainland. Once visitors or newcomers cross that bridge, they’ll find just about everything they need for a good time: hotels, restaurants, shops, beaches, golf courses and plenty of ways to get out and enjoy the water, including six miles of beaches. Off the sand, there’s the Marco Island Historic Museum and the Marco Island Art Center, the later celebrating its 50th season this year with a full program of exhibits, classes and performances for all to enjoy. Babcock Ranch

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