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Salvation Army in need of donations for annual Thanksgiving Meal

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Every year, The Salvation Army of Lee, Hendry, and Glades Counties offers a traditional Thanksgiving meal to anyone in need. This Thanksgiving, The Salvation Army plans to serve meals to over 500 people in the community. This holiday meal is not possible without the help of the Southwest Florida community. The Salvation Army is currently accepting food donations from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m., 7 days a week at The Salvation Army Red Shield Lodge, 2400 Edison Avenue, Fort Myers. In 2012, 675 people came to eat a Thanksgiving meal at The Salvation Army of Lee County. The organization expects even greater numbers to come to its Edison Avenue campus for help this year. The Salvation Army is counting on support from the community to help meet this need. This year’s Thanksgiving meal will also include a special performance by volunteer Doug Cameron, a renowned violinist who will delight diners with beautiful music during the meal. Though The Salvation Army is very appreciative of their volunteers, no further volunteers are needed at this time to serve the meal. Members of the community who would still like to help are encouraged to bring food donations to The Salvation Army Red Shield Lodge. Food items that are needed include: turkeys, onions, celery, instant mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, fresh fruit, pre-baked pies, cookies, and canned drinks. Information: 239-278-1551.

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BSU board candidates must file by Dec. 31

Applications for candidates for the Bonita Springs Utilities Inc. board of directors are available and must be filed before 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31. Pick up application forms at the BSU office at 11900 E. Terry St. Member-customers of the not-for-profit water and wastewater utility will elect three representatives for a three-year term this spring. Any BSU member-customer who is a full-time resident of the area served by BSU is eligible to run. Candidates cannot be related, as defined by the BSU bylaws, to members of the board. Any candidate billed for BSU services through a homeowners or condominium association must furnish written authorization from that association’s board of directors to serve as its designated representative for the entire term. Information: Visit the BSU website at www.BSU.us.

Broadway Palm seeks deserving family nominations

Broadway Palm will swing into the holidays with an all-new musical, Swingin’ Christmas, opening on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28. The theatre wants to start the season off by giving back to a deserving family in Southwest Florida and offering them a Thanksgiving celebration to include Thanksgiving dinner at the theatre, tickets to see the performance of Swingin’ Christmas that evening, and a private meet and greet with the cast. Broadway Palm knows that there are many families struggling to make ends meet, going through hard times or just need some extra holiday cheer. Please take a moment to nominate a deserving family by writing a short letter explaining why you think they deserve to be selected and be sure to include your contact information. The letter can be emailed to tickets@broadwaypalm.com, mailed to the theatre (Attn: Thanksgiving Nomination) at 1380 Colonial Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL 33907 or dropped off at the theatre box office. All nominations must be received by Sunday, Nov. 24, and a winner will be announced on Monday, Nov. 25. The family selected will receive Thanksgiving dinner at the theatre, tickets to see the performance of Swingin’ Christmas that evening, and a private meet and greet with the cast. Information: Call 239-278-4422 or visit www.BroadwayPalm.com.

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Do your products According to my have tangible features? friend, John Blumberg, If so, when you refer to a (a talented speaker and smooth surface, a piece of author), there’s power in decorative hardware or a a paradox. distinctive design, where does your eye contact go? Like: Peak Your It should go, directly to the â– Less is more. ProďŹ ts product features you’re â–  Perfection is imperfect. referencing. When your â–  The faster I go, the furJEFF eye contact is directed tother behind I get. BLACKMAN ward the product’s feature or even a word or picture John believes a parathat describes that feature dox calls you below the on a page, your customer is also drawn to surface, to an adventure of ip-ops your line of sight. This draws attention to and opposites. Over the years, he has or highlights only the feature you want to collected hundreds of examples. Each emphasize. And then, when you deliver paradox, despite its simplicity, offers the beneďŹ t(s) of that feature, (even for an wisdom and practical insights to open intangible product or service), with the our eyes to what’s happening below the aid of a translation or conversion phrase surface, in relationships, problem solvlike: ... what this means to you is ... ing, strategic planning or how we see and Where do you think your eye contact experience life. goes now? Directly to your customer’s right eye! For example: Yep, only their right eye! â–  The only thing that stays the same is Why? change. Because it’s impossible to look some- â–  Without the storm there would be no body in both eyes! Try it. You’ll end rainbow. up bleary eyed, cross-eyed or simply â–  Silence speaks volumes. perched on the bridge of their nose. â–  The slow and steady win the race. Therefore, to communicate the beneďŹ ts â–  Blind faith. in a persuasive, sincere and proďŹ table â–  If you choose not to decide, you still manner, deliver them to one eye. And have made a choice. to the person who matters most, your â–  Taking time is giving time. prospect, client or customer! Remember, you’re always doing more than selling a For more fun and powerful paradoxes, product or service. Ideally, you’re also or a parable of hope, take a peek at John’s building a relationship. website at johnblumberg.com. Several years ago on a ight to Texas, I met a woman from Broken Arrow, Jeff Blackman is a Hall of Fame speaker, Oklahoma. She told me she was a sales author, success coach, broadcaster and trainer for a company specializing in lawyer. His clients call him a “businessďŹ nger nail designs for both men and growth specialist.â€? If you hire speakers, women. When I asked, “What’s unique please contact Jeff at: 847-998-0688 about training manicurists?â€? she re- or jeff@jeffblackman.com. And visit sponded, “How many professions do jeffblackman.com to learn more about his you know of, where you literally get the other business-growth tools and to subopportunity to hold your client’s hand?!â€? scribe to Jeff’s FREE e-letter, The Results Whether you label it hand-holding, per- Report. Jeff’s books include; Stop Whining! sonalized attention, customer focus or Start Selling!, (an Amazon Bestseller) and goodwill, you should be translating not the revised 4th edition, of the best-selling only the features of your product or ser- Peak Your ProďŹ ts. You can also stay convice, yet also your value and ability to nected with Jeff via LinkedIn and Twitter: serve a client for the long term. @BlackmanResults

The WOW approach to government policies Washington politicians and bureaucrats have developed a simplistic approach to drafting laws and regulations for implementing favored policies: They make war on what they don’t like and fabricate truths in support of Money what they do. $marts It’s not a hot war using bullets and bombs; GERALD but war it is as each side KRAMER shoots down opposing ideas and viciously attacks individuals, for the temerity of voicing a different approach. Words are the weapon of choice and social media the bombardment delivery mechanism. But since war in any form is destructive, it’s Americans who ultimately are harmed by battles fought over hidden agendas embodied in badly constructed legislation. There’s no truce in sight for these wars: War on Wellness: Obamacare was never about health care. There were simpler alternatives for achieving the bill’s supposed goals — coverage for the poor and those with prior existing conditions — than the takeover of the U.S. health care system. The cancellation of millions of insurance policies that do not meet government standards was planned from the beginning. It’s the only way Obamacare could work ďŹ nancially. Statements to the contrary were outright lies. The real agenda was always the takeover. That’s why announced delays and ďŹ xes won’t work. Meanwhile millions are left without coverage. War on Wealth: The “villainsâ€? in this war are the achievers who, through hard work and responsible planning, have accumulated wealth over their lifetimes;

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the “1 percenters,â€? as they are called with disdain. This war aims to take that wealth and redistribute it more “fairlyâ€? to appreciative voters. The very act of legally expropriating the wealth through higher taxes or other means, however, is detrimental to the middle class the war mongers so fervently claim they support. It is the productive employment of wealth that creates jobs, not the sinkhole spending by government or redistribution to a consuming populace. War on Workers: The main reason the unemployment rate has been slowly inching down is not that new jobs are being created but rather that workers are giving up the search for work. The available labor force has shrunk to levels last seen in the early 1970s. Massive over-regulation, confusing Fed monetary and government spending policies, Obamacare penalties and restrictive worker deďŹ nitions and exorbitant minimum wage hikes are inhibiting job creation. War on Weather: Despite evidence that man-made climate change seems to be a nonevent and governments everywhere — e.g. Australia, Germany — recognizing the economic folly of anti-fossil fuel, pro-renewable clean energy resources policies, the present administration still wages war on all things fossil. Yet, the U.S. has actually won the decades’ old war for energy independence by becoming the world’s No. 1 producer of energy-derived from fossil fuels. Nevertheless, every time there’s a storm the war rhetoric, the need to â€œďŹ ght global warming,â€? emerges as if some carbon tax will defeat extreme weather. War on Washington: Here’s the real war that needs to be fought — by the voters. They need to dump the warmongers in Washington and replace them with truth tellers having no hidden agendas and the humility to allow citizens the freedom to live their own lives. Write to Gerry Kramer at GerryK3001@yahoo.com.

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Lil’ Italy Bistro is a family owned local bistro in Bonita Springs specializing in Italian cusine. Owner Scott Simone said his restaurant is a place were customers can treat themselves to homemade Italian food while surrounded in a delighting atmosphere. BIZ PROFILE

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Our guests keep telling us how much they love our food. They are delighted we opened our business in Bonita. They always leave with a smile and return with family and friends to talk and socialize while sharing a home cooked, hand tossed meal. We have many regular customers who visit multiple times each week.

3 What does your business offer that’s unique compared to businesses like yours? If you would like to nominate yourself or someone for a business profile, please email news@naplesnews.com. Include the business owner’s name and title, place of business and contact information including phone number and email address. Or you can fill out a form on www.naplesnews.com/participate.

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After working 30 years in the corporate food industry I felt it was time for a change and decided to open a family style restaurant. I wanted to offer friendly service and homemade food for reasonable prices.

Fresh food. It is very rewarding for me to see customers enjoying the food I work diligently preparing fresh daily. Many Guests come in the restaurant and say their friend or neighbor recommended they stop in and try one of our specialties; especially the lasagna soup and delicious hand tossed pizzas.

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The sunny weather in South West Florida makes owning a business ideal. The warm summers make for a slow season as the snow birds are out of town. This allows for ample opportunity to meet our local customers who keep coming back for more. The many snow birds who come down in the winter months keep me feeling connected to my home state of Ohio.

5 If someone gave you a $1 million to improve your business, how would you use it I would open up more “Lil” Italy Bistro restaurants while still maintaining the restaurant on a small scale. It’s important to me that I present a family restaurant environment and maintain a personal with all of our guests.

BIZBRIEFS Waddell new Naples Chamber specialist

Lori Lou Waddell has joined the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce as its visitor information center specialist. Waddell staffs the Visitor Information Center in Downtown Naples and is responsible for the daily operations. The Greater Naples Chamber, in conjunction with the Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau, created a position to coordinate visitor information among more than six visitor centers in Collier County. Waddell works with volunteers and Chamber of Commerce representatives in Immokalee, Marco Island, Everglades and the Naples area to promote activities and events in Collier County. She formerly held similar positions in Denver and Nashville, Tenn. Information: Call 239-262-6376 or visit www.napleschamber.org

Bank named business of the year

IberiaBank recently was recognized by the Golden Gate President’s Council as Business of the Year. The honor was announced Thursday at the 22nd Annual Citizen of the Year Banquet. Among the reasons the bank was chosen was because it brought “a beautiful building back to life,” said Bill Arthur, president of the Golden Gate Civic Association, in a news release. IberiaBank opened the Golden Gate office at 5247 Golden Gate Parkway in December. Maria Botana, a Naples banker for nearly 35 years, manages the branch.

Lam receives physician’s certification

Dr. Loan Lam, founder and owner of Comprehensive Foot & Ankle Specialists of Collier, has earned a physician’s level certification for wound care. A national inter-disciplinary certifying board provides the wound certification examination and credentials for health care professionals involved in wound care. Comprehensive Foot & Ankle Specialists of Collier is at Plaza Walk, 2500 U.S. 41 N., Suite 206, Naples. Lam received her bachelor’s degree from Rice University in Houston, her medical degree from Barry University School of Graduate Medical Sciences, Miami, in 2004 as a doctor of podiatric medicine. Information: Call 239-331-7144 or visit www.mydrlam.com

Lottes becomes law firm partner

Kevin R. Lottes has joined the law firm of Salvatori, Wood, Buckel, Carmichael & Lottes as a partner. Lottes is a Florida Bar board certified real estate attorney and practices in the areas of real property and business law. Salvatori, Wood, Buckel, Carmichael & Lottes, 9132 Strada Place, fourth floor, is in The Mercato, North Naples. Information: Call 239-552-4100 or and www.swbcl.com

McKyton joins WCI

Kevin McKyton has been appointed manager of amenities construction for WCI Communities in Bonita Springs. He will oversee amenity design and planning, construction and project management. McKyton holds a master’s from Florida Gulf Coast University and brings nearly 16 years of property and construction management and operations experience to the position. Previously, he served as the program chair for the Urban Land Institute-Southwest Florida.

Gallery named Collier business of the month

The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Collier County Commissioners selected Harmon-Meek Gallery as the Business of the Month for November. Each month, the award is presented to an organization that has enhanced the community through financial, volunteer and active involvement in organizations and programs that assist in creating a better quality of life for all citizens in Collier County. Juliana Meek, William Meek and Kristine Meek received a commemorative plaque at the Nov. 12 County Commission meeting. Harmon-Meek Gallery has provided Naples with works of art by major American artists since 1964. Information: www.harmon-meek.com

Dunn joins law office

Sara Dunn has joined Quarles & Brady as an associate in the law firm’s Naples office. Dunn will work in the commercial litigation practice group. She formerly worked as a law clerk at Infinite Energy Inc., where she completed legal research projects and drafted various state and federal court documents. Dunn received her law degree, a master’s degree and an undergraduate degree from the University of Florida.

SW Fla. malls announce Thanksgiving, Black Friday hours

Coconut Point mall in Estero has announced it will open at midnight Thanksgiving. The first 100 shoppers will receive swag bags filled with retailer coupons, samples and more. Coastland Center mall in Naples will open at 6 a.m. Friday, Nov. 29, and will close at 10 p.m. The Mercato in North Naples will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thanksgiving and Nov. 29, its website states. However, Mercato officials were unavailable Thursday to verify those hours. Gulf Coast Town Center in south Lee County will be closed Thanksgiving, except these stores: Best Buy will open at 6 p.m. and Belk, J.C. Penney and Target at 8 p.m. Miromar Outlets in Estero will open at 10 p.m. Thanksgiving and remain open until 9 p.m. Nov. 29. Waterside Shops in Naples will be open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 29. Edison Mall in Fort Myers will open at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving.

New women’s retailer opens in Bonita Springs

Ladies apparel and accessory boutique Kay’s on the Beach has opened at The Promenade at Bonita Bay. Kay’s on the Beach, its fifth location, occupies 1,915 square feet at The Promenade at Bonita Bay. The boutique is open Mondays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will add evening hours soon. Fashion shows are available by request. Information: 239-949555 or www.promenadeshops.com

Alexander resigns at Alico

JD Alexander has announced he will resign as CEO of Fort Myers-based Alico Inc. In a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Alexander said his resignation would take effect immediately after the closing of the anticipated sale of all of the shares owned by Alico Holding LLC to 734 Investors LLC. On Nov. 6, Alexander entered into a consulting and no-compete agreement with Alico Inc. Under the agreement, he would provide consulting services to the company for two years after the closing, for which he would earn $2 million. In a separate agreement, Alexander promised not to sell or transfer shares awarded to him under a restricted stock award agreement for two years after the

anticipated sale to 734 Investors, valued at $137.8 million. Alico Inc. is a land manager and grower. The company owns about 130,800 acres in five counties, including Collier and Lee.

Downtown Naples chocolate shop opens Nov. 22

A sweet treat awaits chocolate lovers in Naples. Naples Chocolate Stroll has begun a guided walking tour along Fifth Avenue South. The one-mile stroll, which lasts about two hours, educates tour guests about everything from the history of chocolate to interesting facts about Fifth Avenue South. The tour also includes visits to Naples food shops, including tasting a variety of chocolates along the way. Advance registration is required. For more information, visit www.napleschocolatestroll.com or call 239-653-7933.

Sneak peek offered at Ave Maria home models

Maple Ridge at Ave Maria will debut four model homes during a sneak peek Nov. 23-24. The first four of eight models will be unveiled to the public from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. The first models open to the public are part of the Captiva Garden Collection, a series of five floor plans that vary from three-bedroom and 2,569 square feet to a two-story, four-bedroom with 4,228 square feet. Maple Ridge at Ave Maria consists of 4,000 acres located just south of the Ave Maria Town Center. The collection includes Maple Ridge’s unique “Complete Home” concept. Naples-based Barron Collier Cos., a co-developer of the town of Ave Maria, and Coral Gables-based CC Devco Homes are collaborating in the Maples Ridge venture. Information: 239-300-5153, www.MapleRidgeFL.com or www.avemaria.com.

Farmer Mike’s U Pick reopening

Farmer Mike’s U Pick is reopening its family-owned and operated farm for its 19th year of business. The Bonita Springs farm, 26031 Morton Ave., will reopen next week on Tuesday after being closed for summer. Customers will enjoy picking strawberries, tomatoes, peppers, onions and other vegetables.


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SQUARE FOOTAGE:2,408 BEDROOMS: 3 BATHS: 2 SOLD BY: Michelle Thomas, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty LOCATION: Cherry Oaks at Fiddler’s Creek

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14839 TYBEE ISLAND DRIVE NAPLES SOLD 9.25.2013

MUCH? HOT HOMES IN SW FLA. Every week, the Naples Daily News shows homes that recently sold in Southwest Florida. We also feature six homes in our Sunday Real Estate section. It’s called Price of Paradise. To view our latest home gallery visit www.naplesnews. com and search for Southwest Florida home sales.

SQUARE FOOTAGE: 3,471 BEDROOMS: 4 plus den BATHS: 4 SOLD BY: Jim Brown, RE/MAX Realty Select LOCATION: Indigo Lakes

And beginning Dec. 1, Farmer Mike’s fresh produce and fruits will be available at several farmer markets throughout Southwest Florida. Information: www.farmermikesupick. com, 239-825-8311 or email farmermikesupick@gmail.com.

New Chase Bank branch opens

Another Chase Bank branch is opening. The new branch at the southwest corner of Immokalee Road and Juliet Boulevard in North Naples, west of Interstate 75, opens Wednesday, states a sign posted on the building. For the past two years, JPMorgan Chase & Co. has been expanding in Southwest Florida. Boos Development Group purchased 1.45 acres of vacant land for $1.85 million from A. Grover Matheney, trustee, at the end of December 2011. Chase showed interest in Florida when it converted 200 Washington Mutual branches to Chase branches in 2009.

Fowler receives GRI designation

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate has announced that Lori Fowler has received the Graduate Realtor Institute designation. Fowler completed more than 105 hours of classroom instruction to receive the designation. She completed the task in seven months. The training provides real estate agents with a specialized education that helps them to advise and assist their clients in buying or selling real estate. Fowler may be reached at 239-8773800, email at Lori@Lorimovesflorida. com, www.CanadaMovesWithLori.com or www.lorimovesflorida.com.

Business nominations now accepted

Nominations for the ninth annual Business Ethics Award of the Uncommon Friends Foundation are being accepted until Feb. 1. The award will be presented in recognition of ethical leadership in today’s businesses and organizations during the Uncommon Evening event March 26, at Harborside Event Center, Fort Myers. Business, political, community, and religious leaders from the five-county Southwest Florida area may nominate companies and organizations that consistently demonstrate a systemwide commitment to business ethics.

If you’re a Realtor and want to see your listing online and in print, email news@naplesnews.com or call (239) 263-4896.

Companies and organizations may also self nominate. The five counties are Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades. Information: 239337-9505 or www.uncommonfriends.org

New engineering firm launches

Velocity Engineering Services has launched in Southwest Florida. The new geotechnical and environmental engineering, facilities consulting, and building inspection firm is led by Christopher J. Pacitto, founder and president. A Massachusetts native, Pacitto received his bachelor’s degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Information: 239896-6376 or www.velocityengineering.net

Premier Sotheby’s names marketing VP

Lena White has been named vice president of marketing at Premier Sotheby’s International Realty. White, who brings more than 22 years of real estate sales experience, will oversee advertising, communications, creative design and strategic planning. She will focus on marketing initiatives for new development projects for The Lutgert Cos., Premier Sotheby’s International Realty’s parent company.

HMA says it incorrectly collected fed payments

Naples-based hospital operator Health Management Associates Inc. says it wrongly collected millions in government incentive payments for nearly a dozen of its hospitals under a federal program designed to promote the spread of electronic health records. Late Tuesday, HMA said it will revise its financial statements to reflect the error, amending its filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as soon as possible. Based on an internal review, the company said it realized it had made a mistake in determining that 11 of its hospitals met the so-called “meaningful use” criteria necessary to qualify for the state and federal payments. HMA has notified the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which administers the incentive programs, as well as other state agencies involved in the programs, designed to improve health care in the U.S. Reached by phone late Tuesday, Eric Waller, a senior vice president and the chief marketing officer for HMA, said the company would have no further comment

SQUARE FOOTAGE: 1,325 BEDROOMS: 1 BATHS: 1.5 SOLD BY: Terese DeLuca, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Realty LOCATION: Bayfront

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8481 BENELLI COURT NAPLES SOLD 10.29.2013 SQUARE FOOTAGE: 2,636 BEDROOMS: 2 BATHS: 3 SOLD BY: Michelle Thomas, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty LOCATION: Veronawalk

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about changing its financial statements, which it announced in a news release. HMA estimates that between July 1, 2001, and Sept. 30, 2013, it claimed $31 million in income from incentive payments for hospitals that didn’t qualify for them. The company mistakenly claimed $8.3 million in 2011, about $17.3 million in 2012, and roughly $5.4 million in the first half of this year. On Oct. 30, HMA removed the 11 hospitals from the incentive programs and has repaid most of the money to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The company expects to re-enroll the hospitals in the programs, with hopes of recouping some of the money it returned. The company said it’s trying to remediate “a material weakness in internal control” that led to the oversight. HMA, which has not yet announced its results for the third quarter ending Sept. 30, operates two hospitals in Collier County — Physicians Regional on Pine Ridge and Collier Boulevard. At this time, the company is not providing annual financial guidance for 2013, and it has withdrawn its earlier guidance on July 30. HMA said plans to merge with Community Health Systems Inc. are still moving ahead and remain on track, with expectations of a closing early next year. HMA shareholders still have to vote to approve the deal.

Vasquez joins firm

Eric J. Vasquez has joined Bond, Schoeneck & King as a partner in the litigation department. The Naples attorney’s practice areas include complex commercial/business litigation, catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, employment-related matters, summary administrative proceedings and civil rights. Vasquez is a graduate of Upsala College in East Orange, N.J., and New England School of Law. Bond, Schoeneck & King, in addition to Naples, has offices in New York and Kansas.

Pleimling joins law firm

Andrea S. Pleimling has joined Aloia, Roland & Lubell as an associate attorney. Pleimling, who specializes in general liability, civil litigation, commercial law and real estate, received her bachelor’s degree from Edgewood College in Madison, Wis. She graduated from Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee, where she was a Merit Scholar.

Aloia, Roland & Lubell has offices at 2254 First St. in Fort Myers and 1716 Cape Coral Parkway E. in Cape Coral. Information: 239-791-7950, 855-793-5249 or www.floridalegalrights.com

Josephson joins Welsh Cos.

John Josephson has joined Welsh Cos. as a broker associate. He will provide commercial real estate investment property brokerage and advisory services to owners and investors. Josephson works with buyers and sellers of retail shopping centers, office properties, and development land in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties. Josephson graduated from Florida State University. Welsh Cos. Florida Inc. is a full-service commercial real estate firm in Naples. Information: www.WelshFL.com or 239-261-4744

Evans joins urology business

Dr. Blake Evans has joined Southwest Florida Urologic Associates. Evans, who is accepting new patients at SFUA’s Lee County locations, received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati. He completed his internship and residency training in urology at Shands Hospital, University of Florida. Southwest Florida Urologic Associates has offices in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres, Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte and Englewood. Information: Visit www.swfua.com or call 239-772-0500.

Spiller named a VP at trust company

Cypress Trust Co. has announced that Jay A. Spiller has been named market executive and senior vice president for the Naples office, Trianon Centre, 850 Park Shore Drive, Suite 101. Spiller received his bachelor’s degree from Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights. Cypress Trust Co. is an independent Florida-chartered trust company with full-service offices also in Palm Beach, Vero Beach and Winter Haven and has additional representation in Sarasota and The Villages. Information: www. cypresstrust.com or 800-439-8745. All business briefs must be emailed to news@naplesnews.com or submitted online at www.naplesnews.com/participate.


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Home Improvements GETTING HOUSE PROJECTS DONE BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS By John Zajac Special to The Banner

As the holidays approach, consumers are anxious to get their homes looking nice for the holiday season. They turn their focus to home maintenance, remodeling and repair projects. Most of us lead hectic lives and are busy shopping for the holidays which leaves little time for us to complete home projects big or small. Finding a trustworthy business is the same whether you’re looking for a remodeler, handyman, plumber, painter, pool contractor or landscaper. This year your BBB has seen a 37 percent increase over 2012 in business inquiries which supports consumers are doing their homework before they hire a business. “During the Holidays consumers want thier home improvement projects done quickly,” said Karen Nalven, President of BBB Serving West Florida. “There are hundreds of reputable contractors in our area who will deliver quality work, on time and within budget.” Your BBB advises homeowners to be wary of contractors who promise work at cut-rate prices or who ask the homeowner to pull his own permit. It’s in your best interest to ensure that the contractor you hire is properly licensed and insured to perform work in Florida. This protects you as a homeowner and assures that the work is done safely and completed according to all building code requirements. If you need help around the house, BBB offers the following tips:

■ Use bbb.org to find trustworthy businesses. Start your search with BBB Business Directory to find BBB Accredited contractors in your area. If you are referred to a business through friends,

family or an advertisement, verify the business is in good standing at bbb.org before contacting them. ■ Compare costs. Get at least three bids from prospective contractors based on the same specifications, materials, labor and time needed to complete the project. BBB’s Request-a-Quote service is free to use and will allow BBB Accredited Businesses to send you quotes via email. Understand variations in price may be associated with quality of materials. ■ Call references. Ask all contractors to provide local references and find out if those customers were satisfied with the work performed. If possible, visit a completed project to inspect the quality of workmanship. A legitimate contractor will be happy to provide you with references. ■ Check licensing. Licensing requirements vary depending on where you live. Before you hire a contractor, ask to see a state or county issued license. Contact the State Contractors Licensing Board (https://www.myfloridalicense.com/) and/or your local county Contractors Licensing Board to find out what’s required for the scope of work your contractor will be performing. In Lee County visit http:// www.leegov.com/gov/dept/dcd/Permitting/ContLicensing/Pages/Search.aspx and in Collier County visit http://www. colliergov.net/Index.aspx?page=3363. Note: An occupational license or Business Tax Receipt does not qualify an individual to act as a contractor. ■ Beware of high up front fees. Contractors may require a down payment before work begins, but it should not be a significant portion of the total cost. Instead, make payments that align with the progress of the work completed.

GET AT LEAST THREE BIDS from prospective contractors based on the same specifications, materials, labor and time needed to complete the project. Make sure you are satisfied with the work before making a final payment. Never pay in cash. Instead, use a credit card in case an issue arises. ■ Review your contract thoroughly. Make sure it includes all of the materials needed to complete the job, an itemized list of all costs involved, any subcontracted labor and a warranty for all work performed. Consider having a trusted friend or relative review the contract with you. After your project is complete do not sign off that work is completed until all work is finished according to your contract, and the contractor has cleared all permits with final inspection approval from the building department.

■ Verify insurance coverage. Find out if the company is insured against claims covering workers’ compensation, property damage and personal liability in case of accidents. Verify coverage directly with the business’ insurance company if possible.

Following these simple tips will help keep your project running smoothly so you can enjoy this Holiday Season. To check the reliability of a company and find trustworthy businesses, visit www.BBB.org. For more consumer tips visit BBB’s News Center and like us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on the latest facebook. com/westfloridabbb.

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IN THE MIX EL DORADO NEIGHBORHOOD OUT OF PROPOSED ESTERO

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stero leaders decided to oblige a community that did not want to be a part of their plans to incorporate. But while the residents of residents of El Dorado Acres, a subdivision located off Coconut Road in south Lee County, got what they wanted, the future for their neighborhood is still uncertain. Residents presented state lawmakers with a petition signed by 186 people from that community who are against joining the proposed village of Estero. El Dorado residents argued their neighborhood is different from the Mediterranean-style architecture and gated communities that exist in much of what would become Estero. “People, they come in here and they go, ‘Oh my god, it’s not gated. They have boats in their front yard,’” said Kimberly MacLaren, president of El Dorado’s voluntary community association. The Estero Council of Community Leaders, a grass roots group leading the push to get incorporation on the November 2014 ballot, said it recently held a meeting with El Dorado residents to discuss the issue.

After the meeting, the ECCL agreed to cut El Dorado out of Estero. The community is now a rectangle-shaped island in the southwest corner of the village’s multicolored district map, which means El Dorado gets to stay part of unincorporated Lee County. “They will be like an enclave within the community,” said Marilyn Edwards, a spokeswoman for the ECCL. MacLaren said the weeks of back and forth have led to a victory, albeit one with caveats. “I feel really good that we’ve accomplished this portion of it, but there is still more … that we are going to have to watch just to make sure that we are secure,” she said. MacLaren has concerns about how garbage collection and other services would work inside of her neighborhood should Estero incorporate because the neighborhood would be surrounded by the village. Another factor that could affect El Dorado Acres is an annexation vote the city of Bonita Springs scheduled to take place in February in Pelican Landing and The Colony, communities on the south side of Coconut Road. Right now, Estero leaders have included those neighborhoods in their proposed map. But if Pelican Landing and The Colony join the city of Bonita Springs, El Dorado Acres would be surrounded by the village of Estero on three sides and not four. MacLaren said she and other El Dorado residents have

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A priority EVERGLADES RESTORATION ON TOP OF FWC LIST By Carli Segelson Special to The Banner

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), at its meeting Nov. 20 in Weston, presented a position paper designed to help guide Everglades restoration. The position paper provides guidance on how to resolve habitat and wildlife issues as the FWC and partners work together on Everglades-restoration efforts. This document is an important tool for managing the habitats and species in this complex ecosystem. In the position paper, FWC biologists provide science-based information regarding the timing, distribution and flow of water throughout the Everglades ecosystem. It also provides data collected over the past 60 years demonstrating how fluctuating water levels impact the wildlife and habitats in this ecosystem. “It’s all about the quality, quantity, timing and distribution of water,” said FWC Commissioner Ron Bergeron. “Our approach is adaptive and based on six decades of in-the-field science.” Extreme high and low water events negatively impact the ecosystem’s native wildlife and habitats. For

to keep an eye on the Pelican Landing vote and on the Estero incorporation referendum to better understand the fate of their own neighborhood. “Everything is going to be sitting and waiting,” she said. The Estero incorporation referendum still has several hurdles to cross before it can get to voters. Estero leaders will present their updated map, their draft government charter and other information before Lee County’s local state delegation at a Dec. 3 meeting. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Nursing Building AA, Room AA-177, at Edison College, 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers. The six-member local delegation has to give approval to a local bill before the referendum can move on to the state Legislature. Rep. Ray Rodrigues, R-Estero, has already said he plans to sponsor the bill. If the local bill makes it through the Legislature and is signed by Gov. Rick Scott, voters would answer the Estero incorporation question in November 2014. Though MacLaren said the political boundaries remain uncertain, El Dorado Acres residents are considering how and when to celebrate what they’ve accomplished so far. “We really do deserve to have a big wham bam,” she said.

example, extreme high water levels are detrimental for terrestrial species such as panthers, deer, bobcats and raccoons. High water conditions reduce the amount of available food sources and indirectly may lead to the spread of disease. Extremely low water levels can also have negative impacts such as peat fires that can cause long-lasting damage to tree islands and other plant communities. Returning the water flow back to a more natural state will have positive impacts for native plants and animals. “We need flexibility in dealing with extreme high or low water events because either means sudden death for the Everglades ecosystem,” said Bergeron. “We need to have the tools and policies to manage emergency water events so that we can keep the Everglades alive during the largest restoration effort in the world.” FWC staff will continue to protect fish and wildlife resources by participating in planning meetings and providing comments, review and input into future decisions about Everglades restoration. To learn more about the FWC’s major wildlife management area in this ecosystem, the Everglades and Francis S. Taylor WMA, visit MyFWC.com/ Viewing and select “Wildlife Management Areas” then “Explore by Name.”

ANNUAL ROTARY CHRISTMAS TREE SALE BEGINS TODAY By Banner staff

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs Christmas Tree sale begins at 4 p.m. today, Nov. 23. A variety of sizes and types of trees will be available at their tent in the Sunshine Plaza, a block east of U.S. 41 on Bonita Beach Road. Proceeds from the sale go to a variety of local and international projects of the club. “We know we are providing a wonderful service to residents of Bonita Springs and surrounding communities,” said Scott Anderson, chair of the club’s Christmas Tree Sales Committee. “Each year, we see many families and individuals return to purchase a tree because they like our inventory of beautiful trees to decorate their homes for the holidays and because they know they are supporting a good cause. Our Rotary Club provides financial support for a number of community programs and we can do this because of the fundraising events – such as this one - that we organize throughout the year.” The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs is part of Rotary International, a service organization with more than 1.2 million members in 200 countries who bring needed humanitarian improvements to some of the most impoverished parts of the world, as well as in local Southwest Florida communities. Christmas Tree sale hours generally run from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. during the week and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 8 p.m. Sundays. The Christmas Tree tent will be open the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov. 29, starting at 10 a.m. Information: Visit http://bonitaspringsrotary.org/

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TRAFFICENFORCEMENT Traffic Safety Tip of the Week: MADD’s “Tie One On For Safety” red ribbon campaign, now in its 27th year, is the organization’s signature public awareness program. Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott urges drivers to display MADD red ribbons on their vehicles as a reminder to plan ahead and designate a non-drinking driver. MADD’s “Tie One On For Safety” red ribbons are available at 12601 Metro Parkway, Suite 3, Fort Myers or by calling (239) 7917560. For more information, visit www.madd.org. occupants who died were not wearing a seat belt.

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The Collier County Sheriff’s Office will target the following locations for enforcement daily: Monday, Nov. 25:

■ Vineyards Boulevard — Speeding ■ Immokalee Road and Randall Boulevard

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office will target one of the following locations for enforcement daily:

— Speeding ■ Bayshore Drive — Aggressive driving

Monday, Nov. 25: ■ Plantation Road, Fort Myers ■ 12th Street West, Lehigh Acres ■ Old Olga Road, Fort Myers Tuesday, Nov. 26: ■ North River Road (State Road 78), Alva ■ Sanibel Causeway, Fort Myers ■ West Terry Street, Bonita Springs Wednesday, Nov. 27: ■ Michael G. Rippe Parkway, Fort Myers ■ Hart Road, North Fort Myers ■ Business U.S. 41, Bonita Springs Thursday, Nov. 28:

■ Homestead Road, Lehigh Acres ■ Ben C. Pratt Six-Mile Cypress Parkway, Fort Myers ■ Burnt Store Road, Cape Coral

Wednesday, Nov. 27:

■ Immokalee Road and Juliet Boulevard —

Red-light running ■ Airport-Pulling Road and Orange Blossom Drive — Red-light running ■ Golden Gate Parkway and Sunshine Boulevard — Speeding

■ Sunshine Boulevard, Lehigh Acres ■ Corkscrew Road, Estero ■ Orange River Road, Fort Myers Friday, Nov. 29:

Tuesday, Nov. 26: ■ U.S. 41 East and Lely Resort Boulevard — Speeding ■ Collier Boulevard and Rattlesnake Hammock Road — Red-light running ■ Vanderbilt Beach Road and Logan Boulevard — Speeding

Thursday, Nov. 28: ■ Radio Road and Santa Barbara Boulevard — Aggressive driving ■ Pine Ridge and Airport-Pulling roads — Red-light running ■ U.S. 41 North and Vanderbilt Beach Road — Red-light running Friday, Nov. 29:

■ Immokalee Road and I-75 southbound

exit — Speeding ■ Collier Boulevard and Business Circle South — Red-light running ■ Naples Boulevard — Aggressive driving

COURTESY OF THE BONITA SPRINGS HISTORICAL SOCIETY

I know the general location of this home, but nothing about its location or its history. What do you know about this house? When was it built? Who owned it? Who lived there over the years? When was this picture taken? Please share some memories about this photo. Call Cathy Cottrill at 239-253-1658 and leave a detailed voice mail, including your name, with spelling of both first and last, your telephone number and any information you have about this photo, no later than noon on Dec. 1 for inclusion in the next column on Dec. 4. You can also email ccottrill@earthlink.net or cathycottrill@gmail.com.

PHOTOS NEEDED

Historical photos are needed in order for this column to continue. If you have scanned photos of people and places from Bonita’s or Estero’s past that you would like to see pictured in The Banner, please email them as high-resolution jpegs to Cathy Cottrill at ccottrill@earthlink.net or CathyCottrill@gmail.com. I am especially seeking photos of Nelson’s Hardware and Chuck’s Poorhouse.

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Barbara Neiss, second from left, with the Shalom Dancers from the Jewish Federation of Lee and Charlotte Counties, dances with Alina Saunders, 4, of Boston, during a group performance in front of several hundred people in the courtyard at Mercato in North Naples in 2011, part of the Jewish Federation of Collier County’s annual Hanukkah celebration.

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analie Treiber’s traditional Thanksgiving dinner will need a makeover this year. Instead of basting in its own juices, she’s considering marinating the bird in Manischewitz kosher wine. In place of the standard mashed potatoes and gravy, there’ll be latkes (potato pancakes) and apple-cranberry sauce. Her table centerpiece will be a “menurkey.” “We’re going to make a menorah that looks like a turkey,” explained Treiber, a member of the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island. It’s time to celebrate. After all, it’s not every year a new holiday is born. In fact, “Thanksgivukkah” will come only once in a lifetime. The concurrence of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah has never happened since Thanksgiving was declared a national holiday in 1863. Experts say it won’t happen again for another 78,000 years. “They’re both about religious freedom,” said Rabbi Mendy Greenberg of the Chabad Jewish Center of Bonita Springs, Estero and Florida Gulf Coast University. “Thanksgiving is about religious freedom in the United States, and Hanukkah is freedom from the Greek oppression. They both represent the same idea.” Greenberg said he is glad the two holidays coincide this year because it gives Jews an opportunity to share the message of Hanukkah without it being overshadowed by the commercialization of Christmas. “People are really talking about it,” he said. “It gives more attention to what the holiday represents. It reminds us how everything comes from God.” Hanukkah is known as the Festival of Lights and is observed for eight days to commemorate the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem following the Maccabean Revolt in the second century B.C. The Jewish army, known as the Maccabees, needed to light the menorah with pure olive oil, but they only had enough for one night. The miracle of Hanukkah was that the oil lasted for eight days, just enough time to procure more oil, explained Rabbi Amos Chorny of Beth Tikvah of Naples. The date for Hanukkah varies each year because it follows the Hebrew calendar, which is a lunar calendar. It’s 11 days short of the Gregorian calendar based on the cycles of the sun. This year is a leap year for the Hebrew calendar, but the leap doesn’t happen until spring, thus moving Hanukkah ahead by about 22 days, Chorny explained. Although he doesn’t care for the “Thanksgivukkah” moniker, he says his congregants are having fun with the Thanksgiving Day menu. “I’ve heard people say they’re going to combine the two and make sweet potato latkes,” Chorny mused.

Online retailers are selling Thanksgivukkah cards, apparel and decorations. There are Thanksgivukkah songs and plenty of crossover recipes like green bean casserole with schmaltz (chicken fat) and gribenes (fried chicken skin), and jelly doughnuts filled with cranberry sauce or pumpkin pie filling. The combined holiday doesn’t affect Jews anywhere else in the world because Thanksgiving is a uniquely American celebration. “Families celebrate both holidays primarily in their homes,” Chorny said. “There is absolutely no reason to change anything, just add to it.” Beth Tikvah will have its communal menorah lighting on the last day of Hanukkah, Dec. 4. Chabad is hosting its 10th annual public Chanukah celebration at Coconut Point Mall the first day of the Festival of Light, which is the day before Thanksgiving. So for many Southwest Floridians, next week might bring a public menorah lighting on Wednesday, turkey and latkes at home on Thursday, then back to the mall for all the hoopla of Black Friday shopping. “It’s a very fun time,” Greenberg said of the Chanukah celebration at the mall. He’s expecting a crowd of between 300 and 500 people for the 5:30 p.m. event, featuring a giant menorah lighting, traditional Israeli foods, live music, crafts and a Chanukah puppet show. Making the message of Hanukkah public is important to Jews, he said. In addition to the Coconut Point event, Chabad will have its first public menorah on the campus of Florida Gulf Coast University, along with a menorah at U.S. 41 and Old U.S. 41 in Bonita. “The idea of Hanukkah has always been publicity of the miracle,” Greenberg explained. “When a miracle happens, it’s not something we should keep to ourselves. It shows how miracles could happen to anyone. We have God-given potential and all we need to do is ignite that light.” Alison Calder of Estero will be celebrating the combined holiday with family. She said she likes having Hanukkah at Thanksgiving rather than lumped in with Christmas. She will get to see her nieces and nephews open their Hanukkah gifts, and her own two boys won’t be inundated with new toys all at once, since her husband is Christian and his family celebrates Christmas. Treiber is planning a Thanksgiving feast for 22 at her Marco Island home, and not everyone will be Jewish. She said she’s looking forward to lighting the candles and wishing everyone happiness, luck, good fortune and health. “It just seems to coincide with Thanksgiving, which I think is good,” she said. “It’s not going to happen again for 70,000 years.”


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Below: Eight-year-old Hailey Morstein, right, and Michelle Indianer, 7, far right, walk past an 18-foot dreidel during the Chabad Jewish Center of Naples’ Hanukkah celebration at The Village on Venetian Bay in 2007.

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Rabbi Maline of Jewish Congregation of Marco Island prepares for the Hanukkah festival in 2011.

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Bonita Springs Mayor Bill Nelson with Rabbi Mendy Greenburg after Nelson read a Hanukkah proclamation at the start of the Chabad of Bonita Springs and Estero menorah lighting at Coconut Point Mall in 2012.

IF YOU GO What: 10th Annual Hanukkah at the Mall When: Wed., Nov. 27 at 5:30 p.m. Where: Coconut Point Mall, Estero in front of the theater Activities: South Lee County’s largest menorah, Kosher deli and Israeli food, live music, puppet show and greetings from local dignitaries. Information: www.JewishBonita.com or 239-949-6900

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Mendel Jacobson, 9, center, plays dreidel along with his friends before the start of the Chabad of Bonita Springs and Estero’s event where they ignited a public 9-foot menorah erected at Coconut Point Mall in 2012.


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EDUCATIONBRIEFS HIGHER EDUCATION Edison State College District Board of Trustees to meet

The Edison State College District Board of Trustees will hold their regularly scheduled monthly meeting at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 26, on the Lee Campus in Building AA, Room 177. Additionally, meeting rooms with video conference are available on each of the Edison State College Campuses or Center as follows: Charlotte Campus– O-117; Collier Campus– M-201; Hendry/Glades Center– A-110. Public comments are welcome. Each speaker will be allotted up to two minutes of speaking time. All those who wish to participate in the public comment portion of the meeting are required to fill out and turn in a Request to Speak Form at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the meeting. The agenda is posted at www.edison. edu/board/meetings.

Financial aid seminar for collegebound students scheduled

A financial aid literacy night will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the Hodges University Naples campus, 2655 Northbrooke Drive. The event is open to all Collier County high school students and parents of students who are interested in attending any college or university. Financial aid officers will be available to assist students with applying for a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) PIN, how to apply for scholarships, student loan information and general financial aid questions. Attendees will also learn FAFSA tips, tricks and “don’t forget’s” that will help in applying for financial aid. Information: 239-513-1122.

Frances Pew Hayes Center to offer free lecture on Ravenna and the Roman Empire

The Frances Pew Hayes Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) at Hodges University will present a free lecture on the city of Ravenna and its importance to the Roman Empire. The lecture will be held from 1011:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the Hodges Naples campus, 2655 Northbrooke Drive, just off I-75, in Naples. Today the charming small city of Ravenna, tucked away on Italy’s Adriatic coast, is not on many tour routes, but it was a strategically important capital in the last centuries of the Roman Empire. This class will explore the city’s history from the 3rd through 6th centuries as revealed in its treasures of incredible architecture and glowing mosaics. The lecture will be presented by Carol Jonson. Ms. Jonson holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in English Literature from Wayne State University in Detroit and did her postgraduate work at the University of Detroit in Medieval and Renaissance Literature. A charter faculty member of the CLL and a member of its advisory committee, Jonson was honored in 2010 by Hodges University for her years of volunteer service to the CLL. She is a Class XVI graduate of the Greater Naples Leadership (GNL) Program, a member of GNL’s board and Program Chair for GNL Masters Class XVIII. The session of the CLL is free of charge and open to the public, but pre-registrations are requested. Information: 239-598-6143.

Edison State College Garners Four AFC Awards

During the 64th annual convention of the Association of Florida Colleges (AFC) held in Orlando on Nov. 13-15, Edison State College and its employees garnered four regional and state awards among all 28 Florida state and community colleges in the Florida College System. Sue Buntic, Student Life Coordinator, Edison State College Collier Campus, received

the Region IV Excellent Leadership Award for her work in rebuilding the Edison State College AFC chapter following a period of limited involvement in the organization. Crystal Revak, Assessment Analyst, Edison State College, received a Region IV Unsung Hero Award for her work in building membership and instituting new member benefits for the Edison AFC chapter. Kirsten Thompson, Coordinator, Campus Services, Edison State College Charlotte Campus, also received a Region IV Unsung Hero Award for her work in scheduling and organizing monthly chapter and executive board meetings and technology needs for the Edison chapter. Edison’s newly reestablished AFC chapter also received the 2013 Membership Award for “Greatest Percent Increase of Members Over Previous Year” across all 28 Florida state and community college AFC chapters. Additionally, Mireille Lauture, EAP Transition Program Specialist, Edison State College, was selected as a finalist in the Student Development Commission’s exemplary practice presentations for her program Conversation Café. Conversation Café is a place for native and non-native speakers of English to gather, drink coffee, and discuss language and culture. Participants serve as language buddies in which native English speakers can learn a foreign language while coaching English with others.

Edison State College professor takes SWFL to Russia

Dr. Suzanne Wells, DNP, MNSc, RN, Professor of Nursing at Edison State College, was awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to teach in Russia during the 2013-2014 academic year. Wells is sharing her experiences with Edison State College students, faculty, and staff, as well as the Southwest Florida community she calls home. Upon her arrival in the city of Ufa, she started by sharing photos with us that begin her journey, where people can see them herehttps://www.edison.edu/faculty/wells. Ufa is the Capital of the Republic of Bashkortostan home of many Bashkirs, Tartars, and other ethnic people in the southern Ural Mountain region of Russia. There are approximately 1.2 million people in the Bashkiria region. Not one to waste time, she has given one lecture already to a group of post-graduate nurses at a local hospital on “Professional Nursing in the USA” and toured two university based simulation labs. Additionally, she has already been meeting regularly with faculty leaders at Bashkir State Medical University and began her teaching schedule at the end of September. Wells is teaching health prevention and the promotion of healthy lifestyles to students in the nursing field in Russia. She is one of approximately 1,100 U.S. faculty and professionals who are traveling abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program in 2013-2014.

K-12 Lee County PACE Center purchases new property

By February, the 45 students of Lee County’s PACE Center for Girls could be moving in to a newly renovated 15,000 square-foot facility, officials announced Wednesday. The center purchased the former Richard Milburn Academy at 3800 Evans Avenue in Fort Myers and will start renovations immediately, according to a statement from the school. PACE stands for Practical, Academic, Cultural, Education and the school aims to provide girls who face challenges stemming from such situations as foster care, domestic violence, abuse and neglect. They strive to provide an opportunity for a better future through counseling, training and advocacy for girls ages 12-18.

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25 Lee schools named 2013 5-star school recipients

Twenty five Lee County schools have been named recipients of the 2013 Five Star School Award, an award that is presented each year to deserving schools by the Florida Commissioner of Education’s Community Involvement Council. The award recognizes schools that have demonstrated exemplary community imvolvement. To qualify for this award, a school must achive 100 percent of the required criteria and maintain a portafolio that documents the achievement of criterion in five areas: community/ business partnership; family involvement; volunteers; student community service; and school advisory council. The Lee schools earning being recognized are: Bayshore Elementary, Bonita Springs Elementary, Bonita Springs Middle, Caloosa Middle, Cape Elementary, Challenger Middle, Cypress Lake High, Diplomat Middle, Harns Marsh Elementary, Ida S. Baker High, J. Colin English Elementary, Lehigh Senior High, Mariner Middle, North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts, North Fort Myers High, Orangewood Elementary, Patriot Elementary, San Carlos Park Elementary, Spring Creek Elementary, Tanglewood Elementary, Three Oaks Elementary, Three Oaks Middle, Trafalgar Elementary, Trafalgar Middle and Villas Elementary.

Mobile military museum visits Tropic Isles Elementary

The Veterans Foundation Mobile Military Museum will visit Tropic Isles Elementary on Monday, November 4th and Tuesday, November 5th. Students in grades 3, 4 and 5 will tour the museum, which is equipped with interactive displays designed to entertain and educate students about our country’s military history. The museum displays a variety of items including uniforms, communication equipment, photographs and other artifacts from the Civil War all the way through the current war in Afghanistan. Additionally, Ms. Carol Ainsco, President of the local VFW 10127, is scheduled to present Tropic Isles Elemen-

tary with new American flags for every classroom. The VFW has supported Tropic Isles students in the past through donations of school supplies and sponsoring a coloring/essay contest that offered cash prizes. The presentation of the American flags will take place on Monday, November 4th, at 9:00 a.m. Tropic Isles Elementary appreciates the VFW and the Veterans Foundation for their partnership with the school to support the educational experience of all students.

2013 STEM@Work kick-off event held at Lee Public Education Center The 2013 STEM@Work eventtook place on Thuesday, Oct. 31, at the Lee County Public Education Center. The annual event brings together teams of students from each high school, their teachers, school administrators and business partners to tackle hands-on engineering challenges and learn about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The event was an orientation to the school personnel and students for the STEM@Work experiences that will take place throughout the year. Business leaders were in attendance to learn more about the program and how they can partner with our high school students to enrich their learning experience and help build tomorrow’s STEM workforce.

Annual financial aid nights for students

For many students, the dream of continuing their education past high school would not be possible if not for financial aid. There are numerous ways students can get the financial assistance they need to make their college or university dreams a reality. To help, the School District of Lee County has partnered with a local financial aid expert to host a Financial Aid Night. The event runs from 7 – 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at Dunbar High School, 3800 Edison Ave., Fort Myers. While the events are scheduled at high schools in all three attendance zones, parents are invited to attend whichever event is most convenient for them. Those attending the meetings will learn about the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form and steps they need to take to help their children receive federal financial aid from postsecondary institutions (colleges, community colleges, high tech centers, etc.) College financial aid experts will cover the definition of financial aid, how to apply, deadlines, step-by-step instructions for completing the FAFSA, Bright Futures, state aid versus federal aid and more. While the financial aid process can be very intimidating, the District is confident that these workshops will help demystify the procedure and help parents and students feel more comfortable when going through these steps.

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LEGEND LOST BUFFALO CHIPS HOSTING ALLEN ‘GATOR’ CHRIST REMEMBRANCE

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hey called him Gator. Like his reptilian namesake, Allen Christ, Jr., liked to keep to himself, but he was always there, watching the people come and go. Gator was a fixture in Bonita Springs, beloved of all who frequented Buffalo Chips Restaurant on Old 41, where he worked and lived for more than two decades. He died Nov. 11 at the age of 73 in his apartment at Ranch House Motel, right next to the back entrance of Buffalo Chips. The restaurant’s workers, regular customers and even tourists liked to stop by to greet this Bonita Springs legend. He wore his dark hair long and was never seen without his cowboy hat and boots. His down-home, Cajun accent endeared him to folks, said Buffalo Chips Owner Al Greenwood. “He was very colorful, you know, everybody liked him,” said Greenwood, who was one of the few who knew Gator’s real name. When he first met Gator 30 years ago, Gator had a shoulder length mullet, but by the time of his death, his hair had grown past his waist. “I don’t remember Gator ever getting a haircut in 30 years,” Greenwood said. “I offered many times to take him for a haircut, but he refused.” Gator grew up in the bayous of Baton Rouge, La., where he developed his love of reptiles. He was raised by his father after his mother died in childbirth when Gator was seven. The two were hunting and fishing buddies, and hung out in the bars together from the time Gator was six, he told The Banner for a July 2011 feature on the Bonita icon. Gator moved to Bonita Springs in 1962, working as a horticulturist at a local nursery before going to work at Buffalo Chips in 1990 doing general maintenance and landscaping work. He had a penchant for raising baby gators and keeping them as pets until they got too big for his bathtub. “He kept gators for 10 or 15 years before he got turned in for harboring an endangered species,” Greenwood recalled. “It was fun because he would carry around an alligator. He fed them hamburgers; he’d make little meatballs out of them and pop them in their mouth.” Gator liked to amuse tourists with his gator calls and tricks. Buffalo Chips cook and longtime friend Hank Jones remembers Gator walking his little alligator on a dog leash and tossing beer cans into a kiddie pool where the gator would pop them in its mouth. Greenwood remembers another trick: “He would put a cigarette in its mouth, which is probably not too good for the endangered species, but it was good for photo shoots.”

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Allen A. Christ, A.K.A. “Gator”, enjoyed a beer and a cigarette on his apartment porch behind Buffalo Chips restaurant in Bonita Springs in 2011. Christ worked at Buffalo Chips for 20 years as a janitor and maintenance man before retiring and renting an apartment behind the restaurant.

While Gator was gregarious in his early days, he kept mostly to himself as he got older, his friends said. He’d sit on a plastic lawn chair on his patio — cigarette in one hand and a beer in the other — just watching the feral cats, flitting birds and busy people. “He was kind of a lone wolf,” said Tina Beckett, who formerly worked at Buffalo Chips with her Uncle Al. She’s known Gator for about 30 years. “He worked, had his happy hour beers, went to bed early and got up at the crack of dawn.” Before retiring in 2005, Gator would start his workday at Buffalo Chips around 5:30 a.m., Greenwood recalled. He ended his day in the early afternoon and spent the rest of his evening in “his” seat at the corner of the bar. “If he came in after work and someone was sitting in his seat, he was upset,” Greenwood said. “He used to sit right next to them until they moved, and then he got in his seat.” Gator joked that when he died, they should stuff him and sit him in his favorite barstool. Instead, his “family”

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It was more usual than not to find local legend Allen Christ or “Gator” as he was referred to by most, perched at the end of the bar at Buffalo Chips in Bonita Springs in 2006. Christ was a local fixture since 1962 when horses still made their way down Tamiami trail to the local watering hole, The Dome.

at Buffalo Chips is holding a memorial gathering on the patio Tuesday night from 5-7 p.m. Although he once told The Banner he had a couple of grown kids, his friends don’t know their names and never recall any visits from family. His obituary states: “He is survived by his many friends and acquaintances at Buffalo Chips.” “When you see a guy every day for over 20 years, you get pretty close,” Greenwood said. Jones lived next door to Gator for 15 years and said all he knew was Gator said he had a son. “I usually would sit outside with him and we would barbecue and tell a few jokes,” Jones recalled. Gator would light his grill to burn wood covered in barbecue sauce, saying, “Ain’t that a good smell?” Gator also loved going fishing with his buddies and taking care of stray cats. His presence will be missed around Buffalo Chips. “Once he landed at Buffalo Chips, he found his home,” Beckett said.

Allen “Gator” Christ hanging out with friends at Buffalo Chips in 2000.

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Remembrance Celebration for “Gator” When: 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26 Where: The patio at Buffalo Chips Restaurant, 26620 Old 41 Road Information: 239-947-1000


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CHARITYBRIEFS Children’s Advocacy Center name consultants

The Children’s Advocacy Center of Collier County is adding Dawn Montecalvo and Karen T. Bartlett to its team of professionals. Both have been signiďŹ cantly involved in connecting the corporate world to nonproďŹ t agencies through cause-related marketing more than 20 years. Montecalvo, the former Executive Director of NCEF, the fundraising arm of the Naples Winter Wine Festival. Bartlett has served as public relations counsel for leading regional and national corporations as well as nonproďŹ t agencies. The mission of the Children’s Advocacy Center is to defend, protect, comfort and heal the children of our community who have been victims of abuse. Information: www.CACCollier.org.

Hilton employees participate in Day of Caring

Local Hilton Hotel employees participated in a United Way Day of Caring that assisted Child Care of Southwest Florida. This United Way Day of Caring was conducted in conjunction with Hilton’s Global Week of Service. Child Care of Southwest Florida is a United Way Partner Agency. On day six of Hilton’s Global Week of Service, team members from these Lee County Hilton Hotels led more than six projects at the Messina Children’s Center, operated by Child Care of Southwest Florida Inc. Ranging from installations of an air conditioning unit and security cameras to pressure washing exterior windows and walkways. The United Way’s Days of Caring is a year-round program that connects businesses with nonproďŹ t agencies in need of assistance. Businesses have many choices as they select projects as needed by the agencies, including the type of project, location in our community, degree of physical labor, and time commitment. Information: 239-433-2000 ext. 260.

NonproďŹ t sets up future educator scholarship

The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools’ Academy of Teachers are establishing a scholarship initiative designed to identify, support and hone the talents of Lee County High School students who wish to become teachers.

The Golden Futures Scholarship was created by The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools 2013 Golden Apple recipients to provide opportunities for emerging Lee County educators. The Scholarship provides four years of tuition to Edison State College and is awarded annually to a deserving high school senior attending a Lee County District School, who exemplify qualities of educational leadership and demonstrate a passion to teach. Scholarships are due Jan. 31. The winner will selected and announced in midMarch. 239-337-0433.

Guadalupe Resale Shop gets face lift

The United Way of Collier County (UWCC) Board of Directors and staff volunteered their time to repaint the Guadalupe Resale and Consignment Store. Armed with brushes, rollers and ambitious spirits, the team of volunteers worked to create a new and improved look for the resale store. Throughout the year, the United Way Board, staff, with family and friends ďŹ nd a partner agency that needs a helping hand; whether it is working with children, moving furniture, passing out food in a food pantry or providing a face lift with a new coat of paint or landscaping. The United Way has worked with several other nonproďŹ t agencies in Collier County in the past including: Grace Place for Children and Families, Naples Equestrian Challenge, Harry Chapin Food Bank and United Cerebral Palsy. This is a tradition that many United Ways participate in around the globe and certainly one that remains important to UWCC.

Neighborhood Health Clinic earns national rating

The Neighborhood Health Clinic, which serves the medical needs of the working poor of Collier County, has received a top rating that shows the clinic “outperforms most other charities in America,� according to a national organization that reviews and evaluates charitable organizations. The four-star designation awarded by Charity Navigator means that the Neighborhood Health Clinic “exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in its cause,� according to the group. The Neighborhood Health Clinic, which

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will celebrate its 15th anniversary next April, directs 90 cents of every dollar collected to patient care, according to audits of the clinic. Information: 239-261-6600 or www.neighborhoodhealthclinic.org.

Rotary Club selling Christmas trees

The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs Christmas tree sale begins at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23. A variety of sizes and types of trees will be available at their tent in the Sunshine Plaza, a block east of U.S. 41 on Bonita Beach Road. Proceeds from the sale go to a variety of local and international projects of the club. Christmas tree sale hours generally run from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. during the week and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 8 p.m. Sundays. The Christmas tree tent will be open the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov. 29, starting at 10 a.m. Information: http://bonitaspringsrotary.org.

Bravo Cucina Italiana raises $2K for local charity

Bravo Cucina Italiana at the Mercato in Naples raised $2,797 for the NCH Safe & Healthy Children’s Coalition of Collier County on Oct. 24, at its second annual Dine at Bravo fundraising event. The funds represent 20 percent of all of the restaurant’s food sales from that day, as well as proceeds from a rafe drawing for a dinner for eight at the Oct. 25, third annual Save a Life Germain BMW of Naples Golf Scramble charity golf tournament. The vision of NCH Safe & Healthy Children’s Coalition of Collier County is to improve health outcomes and prevent injuries among children within Collier County. Its mission is to facilitate and implement programs to combat childhood obesity, prevent childhood drowning and reduce SIDS. Information: www. safehealthychildren.org.

Fifth annual Stockings 4 Kids helps local children

For the ďŹ fth year, local business consultant Lee Knapp is rallying the community to make Christmas dreams come true for local, less fortunate children through Stockings 4 Kids. She is seeking funds to purchase children’s toys to ďŹ ll 1,500 stockings. Knapp started Stockings 4 Kids, a

nonproďŹ t organization and a United Way partner organization, bringing local businesses, adults and children together to provide a Christmas stocking ďŹ lled with surprises to 1,500 less fortunate children in the area. In order to meet the 1,500-stocking goal, Knapp needs to raise $20,000. To date, the organization has 15 sponsors and has collected $14,980, just $5,020 shy of the total goal. Information: 239898-0491 or email stockings4kids@ gmail.com.

Fashion show raises $5K for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Almost 300 people attended a fashion show beneďŹ ting Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. The charity event raised a little over $5,000, which is a $1,000 more than last year’s fashion show. The proceeds were donated to the American Cancer Society and Lee County Making Strides against Breast Cancer. The “Be Delicious Now Fashion Showâ€? held on Oct. 15 was the number four top raiser out of 122 teams in Lee County.

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Established by Myers, Brettholtz & Company, PA and supported by the Southwest Florida Community Foundation and the United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades Counties, the UNITE (Uniting NonproďŹ ts In Teaming for Excellence) Award received 27 entries during its ďŹ rst application submission process held Sept. 1 through Oct. 31. The Unite Award is an award that recognizes successful nonproďŹ t collaborative models that exemplify excellence and community impact. Its goal is to provide information to the nonproďŹ t community about collaborative models that have succeeded in our area and to share proven effective practices for nonproďŹ ts working together. The ďŹ rst winner of the $25,000 award will be announced on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at the annual Myers, Brettholtz & Company’s full-day nonproďŹ t seminar held at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. Information: 239-939-5775. All charity briefs must be emailed to news@naplesnews.com or submitted online at www.naplesnews.com/participate.

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everal years ago, after hunting deer with my father from dawn until dusk in a cold November Wisconsin drizzle, Dad and I returned right at sunset to the screened porch of the cottage to swap our guns for ďŹ shing rods. Without even going inside, we joined my brother and a few other men and walked the mile or so to the Petenwell Flowage, where we set up on the beach to ďŹ sh for walleyes through the night. We built a ďŹ re on the beach and cooked some pepper steak, then slumbered through the night on the damp sand, wrapped in ponchos to keep the drizzle at bay. As dawn neared, we hoofed back to the cabin, dropped off our ďŹ shing gear and picked up our guns for another day hunting deer in the woods. At the end of that day, we rejoined back at the cabin, where I said to Dad, “You know, I think that’s the longest I’ve ever spent outside at a stretch.â€? “Huh,â€? Dad said. He seemed surprised. “No, I’ve spent weeks camping and all,â€? I said. “Wilderness canoe trips in Canada in the summer — things like that. But there was always a tent somewhere tucked into a 24-hour period. I mean, I think that’s the longest I’ve gone without even a bit of canvas over my head. In the rain. In the cold. Forty hours or so.â€? “Huh,â€? he said again. That was Dad. He had plenty to say that could trump any adventure you might propose. But he wouldn’t say it unless you asked. I took the bait. “Why?â€? I asked. “What’s the longest you’ve ever spent outdoors without even a tent for shelter?â€? He shrugged. “I don’t know,â€? he said. “Six weeks. Maybe longer.â€? Of course. During World War II, he had been a grunt stationed in New Caledonia, just east of Australia and south of Guadalcanal, ďŹ ghting the Japanese. He had served in the Army ďŹ ve years altogether, including a stretch that was almost ďŹ nished when the war broke out. “Outside the whole time?â€? I asked. “Not even a pup tent?â€? He snorted a laugh. “No tent,â€? he said. “A hole, sometimes, if we were lucky and had the time to dig one. Or a tree trunk. A poncho under us if it was dry. Over us if it rained.â€? Maybe it was the guns in our hands that had loosened his memories, for it was about as much as Dad ever

shared with me about his experiences in the war. Like a lot of other veterans, he spoke little of the nightmare of those years and then only grudgingly. He felt it was best, I guess, to leave hell behind without a second glance back. Consider Lot’s wife, who was turned to salt with a twist of her head for one last glimpse of the madness she left behind. Dad has been dead for nearly 20 years, but this Veterans Day, I remembered that discussion with him as I read “Helmet for My Pillow� by Robert Leckie, who served at Guadalcanal in conditions that had to

I took the bait. “Why?â€? I asked. “What’s the longest you’ve ever spent outdoors without even a tent for shelter?â€? be identical to those my father met. Although I never served in the military, every year on Veterans Day I make a point of reading a book written by or about our veterans, as a small way to remember and honor their sacriďŹ ce. And because Leckie’s book sounds a lot like the little I know about Dad’s hitch in the Army, it hit home with me in a way that few other books have. Though Leckie met with plenty of furious combat action and performed feats that were heroic, those scenes play only a small part in his book. Rather, he recounts in vivid detail the day-to-day life of an

island-hopping Marine with more enemies to battle besides Japanese soldiers. The choking jungle. The blazing heat. The chill rain for weeks on end. The scorpion in the food crate. The snake under the blanket. The mosquitoes everywhere. Malaria. Blisters. Skin peeling from feet that are never dry. The choice between sleeping in a hole ďŹ lling with water or crawling onto higher ground where a bullet might ďŹ nd you. I remember Dad talking about those things when I was a child, for I was born less than three years after the war’s end, and the memories were still fresh to him. But blisters and muddy holes are not the kind of thing a child wants to hear about. No, I wanted to hear about the explosions, the rockets, the ares, the heroism of hand-to-hand combat. Dad experienced plenty of those things, too. But he spoke little of them. In time, even Dad’s tales of everyday grunt gripes trailed off. He left the war behind. I was in my 40s when Dad died. As an adult, I should have sat him down and insisted that he tell me more. I should have written it all down, word for word. I should have helped him publish his story for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren to read. But I didn’t. Life got in the way. My life. My easy, carefree life that he went to war in order to guarantee that I would never have to spend a night without a roof over my head, except by choice. If Dad were here today, I would beg him to tell me his story, if not of the bombs and bullets, then at least of the bugs and blisters. I would apologize to him for waiting so long to ask about something so important. Dad would smile at my apology and say, “Huh.â€? Because that is what heroes do.

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FAITHBRIEFS LEE COUNTY Anchor Christian Church

Worship service at 9:30 (contemporary) and 11 a.m. (classical), along with a children’s worship program; Bible school classes for adults and elementary at 9:30 a.m., and adult and teen classes at 11 a.m. Wednesday evening program: for elementary and high school, 6:30 p.m. and adult Bible study at 6:45 p.m. Location: 11651 E. Terry St., Bonita Springs. Information: (239) 947-4047 or www.anchorchristian.com

Bay Presbyterian Church

Sunday services are at 10 a.m. with the Rev. John Anderson delivering the sermon. Location: 26911 South Bay Drive, Bonita Springs. Information: (239) 498-9055

Calvary Chapel Gulf Coast

Regular Sunday morning worship at 10 a.m. Wednesday evening Bible study at 7 p.m. Thursday night Remant College Ministry at 7 p.m. Small group fellowship 7 p.m. Fridays. “The Keep” High School Ministry 6:30 p.m. Saturdays. Location: 20991 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero. Information: (239) 348-2417

Christian Science Church of Bonita Springs

Sunday services and Sunday school are held at 10 a.m. A testimony meeting is held on the first and third Wednesday at 7 p.m. Infant care is available at all services. Healing Service at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. The Reading Room is open Tuesday and Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m. and before and after every service. Location: 11551 E. Terry St. Information: (239) 992-3306 or www.christianscience.com

Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints

Bonita Springs ward, sacraments service is 10 a.m. Sundays. Location: 20601 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero. Bishop Brett Sands presiding. Information: (239) 948-4277

Church on the Rock Southwest Florida

Service times, Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. and Tuesday at 7 p.m. Location: 16051 Old U.S. 41, Fort Myers

Emeritus Church

A traditional Sunday worship service

at 10:30 a.m. with congregational hymn singing and Bible preaching. Come worship with a caring church committed to the Gospel of Christ and one another. There are no membership qualifications, no collection taken, no rituals and no regrets as we follow the one, true God of the Bible. Location: 26850 South Bay Drive, Bonita Springs.

Estero United Methodist Church

Sunday worship times are 8 and 11 a.m. for traditional services, and 9:15 a.m. is the contemporary worship service. Sunday school classes for adults, youth, and children are offered at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday mornings. A nursery is available for the youngest ones. Coffee and pastries are offered after services. Location: 8088 Lord’s Way, Estero. Information: (239) 992-5516 or www.esteroumc.com

First Baptist Church of Bonita Springs

Sunday Bible Fellowship begins at 9:45 a.m. and Worship Service and Children’s Church at 10:50 a.m. Sunday and Wednesday Adult Bible Study at 6 p.m. Middle and High School Ministry Wednesday at 6 p.m. Nursery available for all of the Sunday and Wednesday services/Bible Studies. Ladies’ Bible Study, Monday at 9:30 a.m. Men’s Basketball, Monday at 5 p.m. AA, Monday at 8 p.m. Parkinson’s Exercise Group, Friday at noon. Location: 3971 Via Del Rey, Bonita Springs. Information: (239) 992-2952 or www.fbcbonita.com

First Baptist Church of Estero

Sunday worship: 9:30 a.m. Bible Fellowship, 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship Service, 6 p.m. Evening Worship and choir practice for sixth to 12th graders. (Nursery provided for all services.) Weekday events: Mondays, 6:30 p.m. men’s study, Wednesdays: 6:30 p.m. adults meet in fellowship house (nursery provided), children through 12th grade meet in various classes in educational building. Fridays: Caring Crafters meet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and AA and Al-Anon meet from noon to 1 p.m. in our fellowship house. Saturdays: (Every second and fourth week of the month) 9 a.m., men’s prayer breakfast at MarLiDa’s Restaurant. Church location: 20300 Trailside Drive, Estero. Information: (239) 992-0881 or www.firstbaptistestero.com

First Presbyterian Church of Bonita Springs

First Church offers two traditional Sunday worship services with choir at 10 a.m. or a condensed “First Light” service at 8 a.m. Children’s Sunday school for pre-k through sixth grade is held during the 10 a.m. service. Nursery is available. First Presbyterian is at 9751 Bonita Beach Road in Bonita Springs. Information: (239) 992-3233 or www.fpcbonita.org. For Children & Family Ministry information: www.neonkids.org. Wonder Years Preschool: (239) 948-6677. First Academy of Music: (239) 992-3410

First United Methodist of Bonita Springs

The Sunday worship service is at 10 a.m. The All Age Sunday school is at 9 a.m. Following the worship service, enjoy “Coffee Talk” with the pastor. This time of fellowship includes refreshments and a question-andanswer discussion on the morning sermon. Location: 27690 Shriver Ave., Bonita Springs. Information: (239) 992-1312

Gospel Baptist Church

Regular services are held Sunday at 11 a.m. with Sunday school proceeding the services at 10 a.m. Evening service 6 p.m. Wednesday Night: 6:30 p.m. AWANA Clubs and Youth Group. 7 p.m. Prayer Meeting. Information: (239) 947-1285 or visit www. gospelbaptistchurch.com

The Gulf Shore Church

You are invited to join our interdenominational church family which meets Sunday morning at 11 a.m. Each Thursday, an interactive Bible Study is held at 7 p.m. Our church is the Bonita Springs’ area host site for One Harvest, a national program where anyone can buy good food at good prices. Location: 11400 East Terry, Bonita Spring. Information: (239) 495-0711 or visit www. thegulfshorechurch.com

Harvest Community Church

Harvest Community Church is all about expanding the Kingdom through people. We exist to help people live the life God intended for them. Our goal at Harvest Community Church is people-focused and consists of making a fully devoted follower of Church — a disciple. Sunday Service is at 10:30 a.m. Location: 10951 E. Terry Street, Bonita Springs. Information: (239) 362-9740 or www.hccbonita.com

Hope Lutheran Church of Bonita Springs

Traditional Worship at 9 a.m. Praise worship at 10:30 a.m. Children Sunday school at 9 a.m. Location: 25999 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs. Information: (239) 992-6952 or www.hope-bonita.org

Hope United Presbyterian Church

Worship is at 9:30 a.m. Sunday and Fellowship with baked goods and beverages at 10:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Location: 7470 Hickory Road, Fort Myers. Information (239) 267-3331 or email hopechurch@ hopeunitedchurch.net

The Humanistic Jewish Havurah of Southwest Florida

Information: visit www.humanisticjewishhavurahswfl.org or call (239) 495-8484.

Lamb of God Church

The Rev. Dr. James Reho leads worship services at 7:45 and 10 a.m. Sundays. The church is at 19691 Cypress View Drive, Fort Myers. Information: (239) 267-3525 or visit www.lambofgodchurch.net

Legacy Church

Sunday worship at 10 a.m. Nursery/ toddler care as well as classes for children kindergarten through fifth grade during the worship service. Summer 10 a.m. Sunday Teaching Series is from the Book of Isaiah. MP3 (Meetings for Practicing the Priority of Prayer) Wednesdays 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the church conference room. Small group “in home” fellowship meetings 7 p.m. each Wednesday. Location: 20041 South Tamiami Trail, Suite 1, Estero. Information: 239-949-4000 or legacychurchonline.com/

Light of the Glades Church

Church meets Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. at 7327 Sanibel Blvd., San Carlos Park. Free music lessons/ tutoring after church. Bible Study Mondays at 6 p.m. Information: Pastor Steve Greabner, (239) 641-3980 or visit www.gladeschurch.org

Lighthouse Fellowship Congregational Church

Traditional service in an informal atmosphere is offered under the Rev. Dennis Wilson. Services are held Sundays at 10 a.m. in the Lions Club of Bonita Springs, 10346 Pennsylvania Ave. Information: (239) 404-3264

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ESTERO UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Worship Services: 8 a.m. & 11 a.m. Contemporary Service: 9:15 a.m. Nursery: 9:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. Services Sunday School for all ages: 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Youth Group: Sun. 11 a.m. and Wed. 6 p.m. In Season - Wed: Dinner 5 p.m., Bible Study 6 p.m. Office Hours 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Phone: 239-992-5516 Located at: U.S. 41 and Broadway in Estero Senior Pastor: Rev. Tim Carson Praise Team Leader: Drew Diroma “Serving the community as a beacon of hope”

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Rev. Clarice Setser, Senior Pastor 27690 Shriver Ave. Sunday Worship 10:00 am Sunday School (Children) 9:15 am “Coffee Talk” Refreshments following Worship Phone: 992-1312 firstumbonita@embarqmail.com

OAK RIVER CHURCH

(BAY PRESBYTERIAN’S SECOND CAMPUS) 7701 Bonita Grande Dr At the Bonita Springs Fire Station Just East of I-75 • www.oakriver.org Pastor Matt Loveall Schedule of Worship Services - Sunday - 10:00 a.m.

KINGDOM LIFE

An Anglican Mission congregation Father James Kennaugh, Pastor Weekly Holy Communion Service Saturday 5:00 PM with interactive multi-media liturgy embracing the “Three Streams” with both traditional and contemporary worship music. Service includes Nursery, Christian Education for Children and Youth and Healing Prayer Ministry. We meet in the Main Sanctuary at Community Congregation Church, 15300 North Tamiami Trail, Naples, FL 34110 239-404-0639 www.kingdomlifeangelicanchurch.org

LAMB OF GOD CHURCH AA Lutheran/Episcopal Congregation 19691 Cypress View Drive Off Estero Pkwy., just west of Three Oaks Pkwy. Telephone: 239-267-3525 Senior Pastor: The Rev. Dr. James Reho Sunday Worship Services: Traditional - 7:45 am Informal - 10:00 am Sunday’s Cool for Children -10:00 am www.lambofgodchurch.net “Boldly Inclusive, Intentionally Challenging and Joyfully Christian“

ST. MARY’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH BONITA SPRINGS

9801 Bonita Beach Road Church Office: 239-992-4343 www.stmarysbonita.org “Where Word and Sacrament come together in celebration and service.” Sunday Eucharist - 8:00 & 10:00am Saturday Eucharist – 5:00pm Tuesday Eucharist – 5:30pm Wednesday Eucharist – 12:00 Noon Thursday Eucharist – 7:30am Nursery & Children’s Sunday School 10am Taize Service - one Sunday evening a month; call the office for dates and times. Evening Prayer Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri. - 5:00pm

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St. Leo’s Catholic Church

Need help or know someone who does. Love INC helps individuals who are in need of local services. Open 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Wednesday. Information: (239) 405-8595 or visit loveinswfl.org

New Day Christian Church

Worship service at 8:45 and 10:30 a.m. along with children’s worship program and nursery during the second service. Women’s group will meet Mondays from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Men’s group will meet Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Kids and adult groups will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays. Location: 19091 S. Tamiami Trail, San Carlos Park. Information: (239) 278-1212

Oak River Church

Worship on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. with a nursery and a children’s church during worship. Location: Fire Station Four at 27701 Bonita Grande Drive in Bonita Springs. Information: (239) 293-2045 or www.oakriver.org

Park Alliance Church

Sunday services at 11:15 a.m. Sunday school at 10:15 a.m. at the church, 7469 San Carlos Blvd., Fort Myers. Information: parkalliance.org

River of Life Assembly of God

At River of Life, our mission is to connect generations to Jesus and to each other to see lives transformed by the power of Jesus Christ! Sunday Morning Worship 8 and 9:30 a.m., with a Legacy Multigenerational Service at 11 a.m. and Evening Worship and Prayer at 6 p.m. Wednesday Night RLA Connect Bible Study at 6:45 p.m. Impact Youth meets Wednesdays at 6:45 p.m. and Sundays at 6 p.m. Youth meetings are next door at the Church Ministry Center. Location: 21580 River Ranch Road in Estero. Information: 239-495-0400 or www.riveroflife.ag.

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church

Regular services: Saturday, Rite II with music at 5 p.m. Spoken Eucharist, 8 a.m. Sunday, Rite I. Choral Eucharist, 10 a.m. Rite II. St. Mary’s Episcopal Church is located at 9801 Bonita Beach Rd., Bonita Springs. Information: (239) 992-4343 or visit stmarysbonita.org

Weekday Mass: 8 a.m. Saturday Mass 8 a.m., 3:30 and 5:30 p.m., Sunday Mass 7:30, 9:30, 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. and a Spanish-language Mass at 7 p.m. Confession 2 p.m. Saturdays. Third Sunday of the month: 1:30 p.m. Polish-language Mass. Information: (239) 992-0901 or stleocatholicchurch.org

St. Peter Orthodox Mission

Father Hans Jacobse leads services at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays. Location: Holiday Inn, 9931 Interstate Commerce Drive, South Fort Myers

Table of Grace Church

Sunday Worship is at 10 a.m., with nursery care and children’s church during the service, followed by fellowship, a light snack and coffee. Join us at 27975 Old U.S. 41, Bonita Springs. Teens gather at 6 p.m. Sunday nights for fellowship, games and Biblical teachings; all teens welcome! Other small groups available. Call 239-273-1976 or visit www.TOGC.org.

The Springs of Bonita

Join us at Riverside Park on Old 41 in downtown Bonita Springs each Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. for an outdoor service. Bring your favorite beach chair, flip flops, sunglasses and Bible. Russ and Angelia Winn would like to personally invite you to join them this Sunday.

Unity Church of Bonita Springs

Services are held 10 a.m. Sundays with the Rev. Phil Schlaefer. Location: 28285 Imperial Parkway. Information: (239) 9473100 or email, unitybonita@embarqmail. com or visit, unitychurchbonita.org

Vision Baptist Church

Sunday morning worship starts at 9 a.m. An evening worship service is at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday prayer meetings are at 7 p.m. Information: (239) 992-6090

COLLIER COUNTY Anglican Mission

Weekly Holy Communion Service, Saturday 5 p.m. in the Main Sanctuary at Community Congregation Church, 15300 North Tamiami Trail, Naples. Service includes nursery. Christian education for children and youth, Healing Prayer Ministry, midweek

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Women’s and Men’s Discipleship groups at different location. Information: (239) 4040639 or visit www.kingdomlife anglicanchurch.org

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Christ and one another. There are no membership qualifications, no collection taken, no rituals and no regrets as we follow the one, true God of the Bible. Location: Merrill Gardens 1710 SW Health Pkwy. in Naples.

Sunday worship is 10:30 a.m. The congregation emphasizes the Gospel of the Grace of God and encourages individuals interested in studying God’s word rightly divided. Location: 3801 Guliford Road, Naples. Information: (239) 774-4214 or visit www.avalongracechurch.org

Moorings Presbyterian Church

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Naples North Point Community Church

Sunday worship is 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. May through December. Location: 15600 N. Tamiami Trail, Naples. Information: (239) 597-1043.

Community Congregational Church Traditional Sunday service will be held at 9:30 a.m. with a modern service at 11:15 a.m. Children’s Sunday School is offered at both services. Community Congregational Church is located at 15300 Tamiami Trail N., one-mile south of Bonita Beach Road. Information: (239) 597-1000 or visit www.cccnaples.org

Cornerstone United Methodist Church

Sunday services: 8:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. praise music, 10:15 a.m. Thursday night worship: 6:45 p.m. Location: 8200 Immokalee Rd., Naples. Information: www.cornerstonenaples.org

Covenant Church of Naples

A single worship service is at 10:15 a.m. Child care is provided. Sunday school classes for children and Adult Fellowship will begin at 9 a.m. Location: 6926 Trail Blvd., Naples. Information: visit www.CovenantNaples.com, or call (239) 597-3464

Emmanuel Lutheran Church

Sunday worship times: 8 and 10:30 a.m. (traditional); 9:30 a.m. contemporary in the Family Life Center. Location: 777 Mooring Line Drive, Naples. Information: (239) 261-0894

Merrill Gardens Church

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Sunday worship times, 9 a.m. (casual) and 10 a.m. (traditional) or view the service live on your computer at www.moorings-presby. com (click archive and streaming). Location: 791 Harbour Drive, Naples. Information: (239) 261-1487 or visit mooringschurch.org

Sunday services at 6 p.m. at 2010 Orange Blossom Drive. Simulcast service from North Point in Alpharetta, Ga. with Pastor Andy Stanley. Information: (239) 248-6715

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Sunday services are at 8 and 10 a.m. Each liturgy has its special emphasis and appeal. Sunday sermons are all broadcast live and recorded at www.bwxp.org with the Rev. Jon Roberts. BWXP is an online ministry with emphasis on preaching, teaching and reaching in a new and innovative way, where “Christ is meeting you in a personal view.” Join us online for these offerings of biblical teaching and spiritual devotion. The church also Weekly Morning Prayer at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Fridays; Lenten Devotional at 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Fridays; yoga on Mondays at 9 a.m. $8 prepaid/$10 drop-in; line dancing classes on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. $5. Information: (239) 643-0197

Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church

First Fellowship will take place from 8 to 8:30 a.m. in Schock Chapel featuring praise music and a homily followed by 10 a.m. Worship in the Sanctuary featuring the choirs, hymns and sermon. After the 10 a.m. Worship service “Children’s Moment,” children and youth may go to 10:15 a.m. Sunday School in the Gammon Education Wing. Adult Education is at 9 a.m. in Harp Hall. Nursery available for all services. Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church, located at 1225 Piper Blvd. in North Naples. Information: (239) 597-5410 All faith brief items must be submitted to news@naplesnews.com by noon Tuesdays for the following Saturday edition.

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Remember the wives

So here we go again. The career of another popular and respected female media personality is torpedoed by the acts of her husband. Amy Wegmann (Radel) took herself off the air to permit Trey Radel to run for office. And does anyone remember Jessica Stilwell whose promising TV career was also destroyed by the criminal acts of her husband? What’s wrong with this picture? Why are these capable and talented women derailed and suffering loss of employment due to the fact that they married jerks? Amy and Jessica: You go, girls!

P.T. HAMILTON | Bonita Springs

Too easy The phrase “I have hit bottom” is to easy to say. It is coached in all rehabilitation treatments. Trey Radel should never again represent Southwest Florida. Recall if no resignation! DAVE MCKIM | Bonita Springs

Words live on I was 12 years old when the principal came over the public address system to announce that President John F. Kennedy had died. That day everyone’s life changed. We all became passionate over what could have been. Even though Kennedy died that day, his words lived to inspire. “The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life. And yet the same revolutionary beliefs for which our forebears fought are still at issue around the globe — the belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God.” We followed his calling to the Peace Corps. Today we volunteer our generosity to others. “Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.” We went to war, whether popular or not, so everyone could be free.

“In your hands, my fellow citizens, more than mine, will rest the final success or failure of our course. Since this country was founded, each generation of Americans has been summoned to give testimony to its national loyalty.” We accepted the obligation to preserve our country for our children and grandchildren. We miss the true leadership of a man who not only inspired all generations with words, but with achievements.

I hope Trey and his family come out of this stronger but it certainly will be very difficult. It is never too late to get help.

SUSAN NAJ | Bonita Springs

what’s on your mind?

JEFFREY BROWN | Bonita Springs

The Bonita Banner welcomes letters of up to 250 words. We reserve the right to reject letters or edit for clarity, brevity, good taste and accuracy, and to prevent libel. No poetry, attacks on private individuals or letter-writing campaigns, please. Writers should limit submissions so that we may verify your letter. Letters can be emailed to news@ naplesnews.com. Our mailing address is 1100 Immokalee Road, Naples, FL 34110

Never too late Addiction is a huge problem for our society. Everyone of us will at one time in our lives know someone with addiction. It may be one of our friends, it could be a loved one or it could be me or you. Rather than ridicule Trey Radel or judge him as unworthy, let us wish him a lasting recovery. Recovery will take strength because he will have to deal with this forever. I hope that this can be an opportunity for all of us to educate others about how common this problem is.

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W. SHERMAN ’STICK’ HEAZLITT Naples, FL

W. Sherman ’Stick’ Heazlitt, 86, passed away at Bentley Village (Vi) in Naples, FL on November 18, 2013. Sherman was born in New Albany, IN on January 15, 1927, the only son of the late Walter Sherman Heazlitt and Gertrude Evelyn Hegewald Heazlitt. Sherman graduated from New Albany High School in 1945. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in June of 1945 and later changed from drafted status to the regular Army. After basic training in Fort Worth, TX he was sent to France where he rode in a boxcar to Linz, Austria and was assigned to the colonel who was head of U.S. Army in Austria. Later a Red Cross Field Representative saw Sherman swimming and requested that the Colonel release him and allow him to be in charge of the Linz Town Bathhouse. Sherman was discharged from the Army in 1947. He resumed his education and attended Wabash College where he played basketball and joined the Sigma Chi Fraternity. He transferred to the University of Idaho where he met the love of his life, Helen Patricia Kelley. They married on September 3, 1949 at Fort Snelling, MN and moved to New Albany, IN where he began working with his father, Walter S. Heazlitt Sr., as a manufacturer’s representative, selling furniture for Huntingburg Furniture, Ferdinand Furniture and Keller Furniture. When Dolly Madison Industries bought Huntingburg Furniture, Sherman was made Vice President and head of Sales for all of DMI. Sherman also worked with Cleveland Chair Company in Tennessee until he and Joe Wulfman bought Paoli Chair Company in 1972. Two years after buying Joe’s share of Paoli, Sherman sold to Klaussner Furniture Industries on July 1, 1988. Other business ventures include his partnership in Convention Hotel Associates that developed the 617 room Westin Hotel which opened in 1988 in Indianapolis, IN. Sherman and Patty retired to Bonita Springs, FL and Sapphire, NC. They were married for 64 years. He was devoted to his wife and gave a wonderful childhood to four children who will greatly miss him. Sherman made friends wherever he went. He was known for both his honesty and generosity. His passions

included golfing, fishing and boating. He loved the outdoors and the water (except of course when playing golf). Sherman is survived by his wife, Patty Heazlitt; his children, Michael Heazlitt (Holly), David Heazlitt (Diana), Kathleen Taussig (Reed), Nancy Gregory (Jim); 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren, and two stepgreat-grandchildren. In life he loved his family dearly; in death he passed his family a wonderful legacy. The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to his care givers at Bentley Village (Vi), Avow Hospice of Collier County and the J. T. Private Duty aides. Patty and Sherman were members of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Bonita Springs, FL. Cremation was chosen; the family will schedule a private celebration of Sherman’s life in Florida. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to The Salvation Army or the charity of the donor’s choice.

JOAN L. (SULLIVAN) LENT Bonita Springs, FL

Joan L. (Sullivan) Lent, of Bonita Springs, FL, and wife of Nelson E. Lent, 70, died Sunday, October 13, 2013, following a brief illness. Born in Chelsea, MA, March 22, 1943, she was the daughter of the late William F. Sullivan and Marilyn D. (Campbell) Sullivan. She was raised in Ipswich and attended Ipswich Schools. She worked as a hostess at the Weathervane Tavern in Hamilton, MA. Joan returned to school and graduated from Essex Agricultural Technical Institute in 1989 and worked as an OR Technician at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. Joan and Nelson have resided in Florida since 1998. She was a gourmet cook and had a passion for interior design. Joan could also be found most days in her garden. She is survived by her husband Nelson, formerly of Hamilton; her two daughters, Beth A. Malone and her husband, Timothy J., of Beverly and Kimberley D. Abbott, of Peabody; her four grandchildren, Matthew, Corey, Jordan, and Morgan; five brothers, William and his wife, Grace, Michael and his wife, Cheryl, Edward and his wife, Stephanie, Robert and his wife, Lauri, Mark and wife, Patrice; and sister, Marilyn wife of Nick Gotses of Ft. Myers FL. Predeceased by brother, James P. She was the mother of the late Kellie E. Lent, formerly of Bonita Springs, FL. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to a charity of your choice.

ALLEN A. ’GATOR’ CHRIST, JR. Bonita Springs, FL

Allen A. ’Gator’ Christ, Jr. 73, of Bonita Springs, died Monday, November 11, 2013 at his residence. Gator had been a resident of Bonita Springs for the past 30 years coming from Baton Rouge, LA. He was born October 24, 1940 in Baton Rouge, a son of the late Allen A. and Evelyn (née Kidd) Christ, Sr. He attended Baton Rouge East Parish High School and served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1958. After moving to Bonita Springs in 1962, he began working as a horticulturalist at a nursery and in 1983 began working for Buffalo Chips Restaurant and retired in 2005. He is survived by his many friends and acquaintances at Buffalo Chips. Friends are invited to a Remembrance Celebration of Gator’s life to be held Tuesday, November 26, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on the patio at Buffalo Chips Restaurant, 26620 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs.


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2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 at The Ritz-Carlton, 280 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples. Enjoy an afternoon of furry fun, fashion, fine food and refreshments benefitting orphaned pets at The Humane Society of Naples. 239-643-1555.

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American sand sculpting championship

Through Dec. 1 at Holiday Inn, 6890 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach. 30 sand sculptures, demonstrations, lessons, amateur contest and children’s activity area with bounce house, rock climbing wall and bungee jump. Cost: $5, adults; free, children four and younger. www.FMBSandSculpting.com

Golden Dragon Acrobats

restaurants and the FGCU science of cooking class. 239-745-4229 or struman@fgcu.edu.

Science & Art Activity Day

1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at Center of the Arts Bonita Springs, 26100 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs. Enjoy a hands-on, interactive experience illustration how science and art intersect in real life. 239-495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

CAR/BOAT/AIR SHOWS

3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30 at Barbara B. Mann, 13350 Edison Pkwy., Fort Myers. The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time honored tradition that began more than 25 centuries ago; and are recognized throughout the United States and abroad as the premiere Chinese acrobatic touring company of today. $20 to $40, 239-481-4849 or www.bbmannpah.com.

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Night Lights

Gulf Shore Mustang Club of SW Florida’s Christmas Car, Truck & Bike Show

6 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 1823, Dec. 26-30 and Jan. 2-5 at Naples Botanical Garden. Thousands of twinkling lights, glowing orbs, and sparkling decor illuminate one of Naples’ most popular outdoor venues. $7 for members; $15 for nonmembers; $3 for member children (ages 4–14); $5 for non-member children, www.naplesgarden.org/ show/night-lights-5.

THE ARTS

Art Divine annual Holiday Sale

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon to 3 p.m. Sundays Nov. 30 until Dec. 13 at Fort Myers Beach Art Association gallery building on Shell Mound Boulevard. Call 239-4633909 or visit www.fortmyersbeachart.com.

Batik Art

9 a.m. to noon Dec. 6-7 at Fort Myers Beach Art Association gallery building on Shell Mound Boulevard. 239-463-3909 or www. fortmyersbeachart.com.

FGCU Pottery Sale & Empty Bowls Soup Lunch

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 at Florida Gulf Coast University Arts Complex courtyard. Featuring potters from Southwest Florida. Bowls can be purchased for $15 donation. Soups provided by six local

Noon to 4 p.m. Sundays at Big Block Sub Shop, 27792 Old 41 Rd., Bonita. Owner Johny Denaro is a member of the West Coast Muscle Car Club of Naples and welcomes classic cars/trucks, Corvettes, street rods, pro street, rat rods, and American muscle cars for a 20 percent food discount for participants and menu specials for viewers. 239-949-9455.

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23 at NaplesFort Myers Greyhound Track, 10601 Bonita Beach Road S.E., Bonita Springs. 727-547-8023 or www.premiumcarshows.com.

SWFL Hot Rod Nationals

Saturday, Jan. 25 at Jet Blue Park in Fort Myers. Largest car and truck show in Southwest Florida. $20 advance; $30 at door, 239-272-1895.

CHARITY/ FUNDRAISERS Book Fair

10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 23 at Barnes & Noble at Coconut Point, 23130 Fashion Drive in Estero. The Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida has partnered with Fort Myers, Estero and Naples Barnes & Noble Booksellers to host an in-store Book Fair. A percentage of the daily sales, from this three-store event, will directly benefit the ELC’s Literacy Buddies Program. 239-437-1289.

Kids Helping Kids Festival

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24 at Centennial Park, 2000 West First St., Fort Myers. Enjoy carnival games, mu-

sic, dance groups, kids’ obstacle course, bounce houses, rock walls, food vendors and a basketball clinic by the Florida Gulf Coast University men’s basketball team. Cost: $15 adults; $10 children under 12. 239-561-2900 or www.eatplayhelp.com.

Zonta Club of Bonita Springs Signature Dessert Auction and Luncheon

11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26 at The Club at Mediterra. The event will be hosted by NBC-2’s Stacy Deffenbaugh. Cost: $45 before Nov. 1; $50 after Nov. 1. 239-253-1996 or email zontabonita@hotmail.com.

Turkey Trot

7:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 28 at Cambier Park in Naples. Gulf Coast Runners, a nonprofit social organization whose primary purpose is to develop and maintain running events and programs in the community, is hosting an Inaugural Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk benefiting St. Matthew’s House. www.gcrunner.org.

Rose Ball

Saturday, Nov. 30 at The Ritz Carlton, Naples to benefit Mother Frances De Sales Auxiliary to the Homeless. $250, 239-434-0102.

Power of the Purse luncheon

Dec. 4 at Grey Oaks Country Club in Naples. The Women’s Initiative Network of the Community Foundation of Collier County will be hosting its first annual Power of the Purse luncheon featuring guest speaker, Connie Rose. Proceeds benefit the Women’s Initiative Network. www.cfcollier.org/ power-of-the-purse.

Fourth annual Fashion Show & Luncheon 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6 at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point, 5001 Coconut Road, Bonita Springs. Proceeds benefit Pelican Landing Children’s Hospital Fund. $100. 239-4958295 or email chfashionshow@comcast.net.

Naples Cat Alliance holiday fundraiser

6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 6 at Inn on Fifth, 699 Fifth Avenue South, in Naples. Dinner, dancing, silent auction and cash bar. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness and much needed funding for the trap, neuter and return of free-roaming cats in Collier County, rescue and adoption of abandoned cats and kittens. www.naplescatalliance.org.

Book Sale

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 7 at South County Regional Library, 21100 Three Oaks Pkwy, Estero. www.friendsofscrl.org.

Tux & Trees Gala

Saturday, Dec. 7 at Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in Fort Myers. The Tux & Trees Gala is the highlight of the week-long Festival of Trees celebration. The live auction of around 25 beautifully decorated holiday trees is the signature fundraising event of The Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation. $100, 239-995-2106 ext. 2213 or www.tuxandtrees.com.

CLASSES/ WORKSHOPS Lighting & Sound Workshop

10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 23 at The Naples Players, 701 5th Ave. S., Naples. This workshop will focus on practical uses and theories of lighting and sound. Instructed by Craig Walck. Registration required. 239-434-7340 ext. 10.

Going Beyond the Basics in Stage Management

10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 7 at The Naples Players, 701 5th Ave. S., Naples. Stage managers should be able to pickup another’s prompt script and take over a rehearsal. . Instructed by Rhoda Pugh. Registration required. 239434-7340 ext. 10.

America’s Boating Course

8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron Classroom, 16048 San Carlos Blvd., Fort Myers. The course consists of two sessions on consecutive Saturdays. The second session will be Saturday, Dec. 14. Topics include hull design, docking, anchoring, handling boat emergencies and reading channel markers. Registration required. 239-4664040 or www.scbps.com.

AARP Driver Saftey

9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19 at St. Williams Ministry Center, 750 Seagate Blvd., Naples. The course is designed to help drivers learn new traffic laws, refresh driving skills and reduce the risk for tickets and crashes. Drivers over 55 are automatically eligible for a discount on auto insurance. $12 for AARP members; $14 for non-members. Reservations required. 239-221-8857.

COMEDY Preacher Lawson

8:30 p.m. Nov. 23 at Old Naples Comedy Club, Tin City, 1100 Sixth Ave. S.,

Unit 7 (inside the Parrot Bar & Grill), Naples. $15, 239-455-2844.

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9 p.m. Thursday and 8 and 10 p.m. Nov. 23 and 8 p.m. Nov. 24 at Off the Hook Comedy Club, 599 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. $20 and $45 VIP. 239-389-6901 or www. offthehookcomedy.com.

13th annual Comedy Cabaret

6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club, 851 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Naples. The Hollywoodstyle cabaret will begin with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. then a cabaret-style dinner and silent and live auctions, followed by two featured comedians: Cory Kahaney and Jim David. $175, 239-262-1808.

FARMERS MARKETS Fenway South

3 to 6 p.m. Mondays at Jet Blue Park, 11500 Fenway S Dr., Fort Myers. 239-691-9249 or email jmbaer@comcast.net.

Coconut Point Farmers Market

8 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays through April 24, Coconut Point mall, 23106 Fashion Drive, Panera Bread parking area, Estero.

father, a young boy is left in a state-run youth farm. In a random act of kindness, the town hairdresser agrees to foster him on weekends. $9, (239) 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

“Séraphine”

7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2 at Center of the Arts Bonita Springs, 26100 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs. Now showing “Séraphine.” This extraordinary biographical film tells the dramatic story of French painter Séraphine de Senlis. $9, 239-495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

Pasta and film: “La Nostra Vita”

5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2 at Naples Italian American Foundation, 7035 Airport-Pulling Road N., Naples. $10, film and pasta; $4, film only. Reservations required. 239-597-5210.

“Habemus papam”

6:45 p.m. Dec. 3 at Norris Center, 755 Eighth Ave. S., Naples. 2011 comedy/ drama about a reluctant pope, Italian with English subtitles. $5, www.italianculturalsociety.com.

“Miss Potter”

7 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays, Centennial Park, 2000 W. First St., Fort Myers. 239-321-7100.

7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9 at Center of the Arts Bonita Springs, 26100 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs. Now showing “Miss Potter.” The story of Beatrix Potter, author of the beloved and best-selling children’s book, “The Tale of Peter Rabbit,” and her struggle for love, happiness and success. $9, 239-495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

Farmers Market

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7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Fridays, 11535 Bonita Beach Road SE, Bonita Beach Road.

Green Market

9 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays, Cypress Trace Plaza, 13300 S. Cleveland Ave. (U.S. 41), Fort Myers. 239-218-5577.

GreenMarket

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Alliance for the Arts grounds, 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. 239-939-2787.

Santa’s Wonderland

3 to 8 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and noon to 5 p.m. until Dec. 24 at Bass Pro Shops, Gulf Town Center, 10040 Gulf Center Drive, Fort Myers. Free photo with Santa, games and activities. Decorate Christmas cookies from 3 to 5 p.m. 239-465-7800.

Christmas at Palm Cottage

1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24 at FGCU Renaissance Academy, 1010 Fifth Ave. S., Naples. An English crime/ drama/thriller of the tale of struggle and survival. Cost: $5 advance; $8 at door, 239-434-4737.

1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays and 1 to 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays until Dec. 31 at Historic Palm Cottage, 137 12th Ave. S., Naples. During the annual holiday event visitors will experience the charming presentation of decorations throughout Palm Cottage and Norris Gardens. $10, 239-2618164 or www.napleshistoricalsociety.org.

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7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25 at Center of the Arts Bonita Springs, 26100 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs. Now showing “The Kid with a Bike.” Abandoned by his

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Pigs in Paradise National Championship BBQ Festival

Six nationally renowned ribbers will cook up their best ribs, pulled pork and beef brisket with hopes of winning the coveted national championship crown during the Pigs in Paradise National Championship BBQ Festival today, Nov. 23, and Sunday, Nov. 24, at Seminole Immokalee Casino, 506 S 1st St., Immokalee. In addition to mouth-watering treats, attendees will enjoy live music, a classic car show, pig races, a motorcycle rally, an art show and much more. Information: www.seminoleimmokaleecasino.com.

Science & Art Activity Day

Enjoy a hands-on, interactive experience illustration how science and art intersect in real life during Science & Art Activity Day from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. today, Nov. 23, at Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs, 26100 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs. Information: Call 239-495-8989 or visit www.artcenterbonita.org.

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Shores Club Thanksgiving

The Bonita Shores/Little Hickory Club is again this year hosting a community Thanksgiving dinner. For just $6 per person, plus a covered dish to be shared, this 3 p.m. dinner is open for all to enjoy. The club will provide roasted turkey, homemade stuffing, real mashed potatoes and gravy. This popular holiday feast was enjoyed by a hundred members of the Bonita Springs community last year, and the array of delicious foods and desserts were well received. Such an easy way to share Thanksgiving with friends and neighbors – no great preparation, no hours of clean-up, just a traditional Thanksgiving of sharing the way it was originally meant to be. What a wonderful way to meet new friends and/or to reacquaint oneself with old acquaintances. Reservations are required. Call Shirley at 239-992-4985 before Nov. 24. Location: 315 West Avenue, Bonita Springs.

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Feline calicivirus, or FCV, is a viral infection causing severe upper respiratory problems in cats. Entering through the cat’s eyes, nose, or mouth, this virus possesses symptoms similar to that of a common cold. As loving cat owners, it is important to be well informed of the causes, symptoms, and prevention of this fast-spreading infection to help keep our feline friends happy and healthy. Frequently seen in animal shelters or within multi-cat homes, the FCV infection is typically spread amongst cats that are being housed together in large numbers or kittens with weak immune systems. Once the cat is infected with FCV, they may carry the virus in their bodies for life. “Approximately 10% of household cats exhibit this ‘carrier’ state and have the chance of becoming sick again during times of stress or other illness, although many will notâ€? said Dr. Kathy Scott, lecturer at the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. “They may continue to shed the virus, however, putting other cats they are near at risk of developing the infection.â€? Depending on the strain of the virus, infected cats can show a great variety of symptoms. Typical symptoms seen with FCV are similar to an upper respiratory infection, involving sneezing, nasal congestion, and conjunctivitis, with more severe cases exhibiting lethargy and poor appetite as well. “Some cats will develop severe gingivitis and oral pain that may be signiďŹ cant enough to cause the cat to not eat, while others may demonstrate lameness and fever,â€? Scott said. “Rarely, a severe variant of calicivirus (called FCVassociated virulent systemic disease or FCV-VSD) can develop and cause critical illness, multiple organ damage, and even death.â€? Luckily, this form is very rare and outbreaks can be controlled through strict isolation and quarantine. Accurate diagnosis will help your veterinarian provide the best treatment possible, and is also important if the infected cat lives in a multi-cat household..

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To diagnose FCV, the vet will evaluate the cat’s clinical symptoms and medical history in addition to laboratory testing. “A swab can be taken of the cat’s mouth or conjunctiva (a thin membrane of the eye), and tested for presence of the virus in those tissues,â€? Scott said. Unfortunately, the treatment of FCV is challenging. There are currently no medications to completely eliminate the virus or eliminate the infection at a faster pace, so the best thing you can do for your furry friend is to provide them with the support and care they need to help them feel comfortable. Due to their stuffy noses and possible ulcers in their mouths, cats with FCV have a tendency to lose their appetite, so it is wise to provide them with soft, strong-smelling foods or pain medications that will make eating more comfortable. “We also recommend keeping their noses clean and sometimes using medications or vaporizers to help loosen the mucus in their noses, making it easier to breathe,â€? Scott said. “In more severe cases, antibiotics may be needed to stop the growth of bacteria that have overgrown as a result of the FCV infection, and if cats haven’t eaten in more than three days, they will probably require a short period of hospitalization to receive uids and some form of nutrition.â€? The most important measure you can take to reduce the likelihood of your cat contracting FCV is to ensure that their vaccinations are up to date at all times. “Although there is no vaccination that provides 100% protection, there is a vaccination available for FCV, and it is part of the ‘core’ vaccinations recommended by veterinarians to all cats,â€? Scott said. Though vaccinated cats still have a chance of becoming carriers if infected, they do have a lower chance of spreading the infection to other cats than those that are unvaccinated. Pet Talk is a service of the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University. Suggestions for future topics may be directed to editor@cvm.tamu.edu.

Bazinga is a 6-month-old neutered male fox terrier/Jack Russell terrier mix. He has a wire coat and is cute as a button. He’ll stay small when full grown. Contact: BrookesLegacyAnimalRescue.org (239) 434-7480 or email: Admin@ BrookesLegacyAnimalRescue.org. We are a 501(c)3 volunteer fosterhome based rescue organization.

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Christmas on Third. This annual event features holiday music, food, and the Mayor’s official lighting of the Old Naples’ Christmas tree on the veranda of Ridgeway Bar & Grill. (239) 434-6533 or www.thirdstreetsouth.com.

Family holiday fun

4 p.m. Nov. 26 at Marco Island Branch Library, 210 S. Heathwood Drive, Marco Island. Crafts for any holiday. 239-394-3272.

10th annual Grand Menorah Lighting

5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27 at Coconut Point Mall in Estero. Enjoy live music, hot latkes, donuts, Kosher deli and Israel food, arts and crafts. 239-949-6900.

Festival of Lights

6 to 9 p.m., music and 7:30 p.m. snow show, Nov. 26-27 and Nov. 29-30 at Third Street South, Naples. 239-434-6533.

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Christmas Tree Lighting

5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29 at Village on Venetian Bay, 4200 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Naples. Enjoy holiday music, live entertainment, magician, face painting, complimentary photos with Santa, stories with Mrs. Claus and more. The tree lighting will be at 7 p.m. 239-403-2202.

Chanukah Car Menorah Parade

5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3 at Chabad Center, 1789 Mandarin Road, Naples. The parade will head south from the Chabad Center to Fifth Avenue South, to Third Street South and back to the Chabad Center. Following the Parade, enjoy live music, crafts and activities for the kids, traditional latkes and donuts. 239-262-4474 or www.chabadnaples.com.

The annual Shores Club in Bonita Springs holiday dinner will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 28. The meal will include roasted turkey, homemade stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy. Bring a side dish to share. Reservations required by Nov. 24. $6 for adults; $3 for children, (239) 992-4985.

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11:45 a.m. lunch and 1:15 p.m. show; evening performances, 5:30 p.m. dinner with 7 or 7:30 p.m. show on Nov. 28-Dec. 25 at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. Musical theater

4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec 3 at Riverside Park in Bonita Springs. The City of Bonita Springs will kick off the holiday season with a blizzard in the park, the annual tree lighting, live entertainment from local school bands, a snow slide and the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus.

the lighting of the majestic Christmas tree by Mayor John Sorey, and a visit from Santa. www.fifthavenuesouth.com.

Celebration of Lights

5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 at Ave Maria’s Town Center. Enjoy an outdoor ice skating garden and a holiday parade at 6 p.m. A $5 Winterland Wristband allows unlimited access to the giant inflatable obstacle course and snowboard, rock climbing wall, and face and balloon art. 239-352-3903 or www.avemaria.com.

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5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at Village on Venetian Bay, 4200 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Naples. Enjoy a festive snow show, complimentary photos with Santa, stories with Mrs. Claus and a special dance recital put on by Dance Arts by Maria. Snow show starts at 7 p.m.

25th annual Fort Myers Beach Holiday Boat Parade

6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at Salty Sam’s Marina in Fort Myers. 239-4547500 or http://fmbboatparade.com.

Deck the Halls

Saturday, Dec. 7 at Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall. The Mastersingers team up with the Gulf Coast Symphony for this performance. 239-2882535 or www.mastersingersfm.com.

Breakfast with Santa

5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 5 at Fifth Avenue South in Naples. This momentous Naples holiday tradition will include holiday performances by area schools, and local acts all along Fifth Avenue South,

9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at The Conservancy of Southwest Florida, 1495 Smith Preserve Way, Naples. Enjoy breakfast with Santa. $18 for 11 years or older; $10 for 3-10 year olds. Reservations required. 239-403-4200.

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3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24 at Naples United Church of Christ, 5200 Crayton Road, Naples. $15 advance; $20 day of, (239)455-2582 or www.voicesofnaples.org.

1:15 p.m. performance; 5:30 p.m. dinner and 7 or 7:30 p.m. performance through today, Nov. 23 at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. Cost: $49, matinee; $55 and $58, dinner shows; $35, adults, show only; $18, children show only. 239-278-4422.

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6 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13 at The Village on Venetian Bay, 4200 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Naples. The St. John choir performs many of favorite Christmas hymns and carols.

11th Annual Sing-Along Messiah

24th annual Christmas Boat Parade

6:15 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14 at Bayview Park to Tin City in Naples. Captain’s meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11 at Pincher’s Crab Shack in Tin City. Proceeds benefit Ricky King Children’s Fun. 239-682-0900 or www.miacc.org.

2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24 at Cambier Park, 755 Eighth Ave. S., Naples. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket. 239594-5141 or www.musicmakersshowband.org.

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6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24 at Seminole Immokalee Casino, 506 S 1st St., Immokalee. One of country music’s most recognizable hit-makers will perform at the third annual Pigs in Paradise National Championship BBQ Festival weekend. www.seminoleimmokaleecasino.com.

MUSIC/CONCERTS Southwest Florida Blues Festival

Noon to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23 at Sun Splash Water Park, 400 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral. Cost: $20, advance; $25, at gate; free, children 10 and younger with a paid adult. 239-464-0809 or www.SouthwestFloridaBluesFestival.com.

Yanni

7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2 at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers. $49.50, $59.50, $79.50, $99.50 and $125. 239-481-4849.

Estero Concert Series 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 23 at Koreshan State Historic Site’s Art Hall, 3800 Corkscrew Road, Estero. Viktor Derevianko, a distinguished Professor Emeritus of Israel Academy of Music, Tel Aviv University, will be the featured artist at the first of five chamber music concerts presented at the Koreshan State Historic Site’s Art Hall this season. $34, 239-596-8404 or email rcc@rccnaples.org.

Bonnie Raitt

8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2 at Artis—Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. $75-$100. 239-597-1900.

THEATER “Absalom”

8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 24 at Marco Town Center mall, 1055 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. $23-$25, 239-642-7270 or www.themarcoplayers.com.

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3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23 at United Methodist Church, 388 First Ave. S., Naples. Naples Music Club members’ recital. Email gordon.hammes@

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A “back to basics” turkey. The recipe is so basic, it calls for just four ingredients. Center: Speed gravy. Bottom left: Easy apple pie pockets.

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very year Americans wrestle with yet another round of seemingly ever more complex Thanksgiving dilemmas. Cranberry sauce — canned or DIY? Mashed potatoes with skins or without? And is a potato “ricer” really that much better than a masher? Make the gravy, or just fake it? What about dinner rolls? Will anyone notice if you serve store-bought? What if they are organic, whole-wheat store-bought rolls? Or maybe gluten-free? And none of that even begins to address the many turkey-centric issues. Brine it or rub it with salt? Heirloom or free-range? Both? Roasted, smoked, fried or grilled? Stuffing in or on the side? Speaking of stuffing, is the bagged stuff OK or is it really vital to bake the bread in order to make the croutons to make the stuffing? And if you’re already baking, should you make the pies from scratch, too? All of which can lead you to the most important question — Is the pizza joint open? This year, might we suggest a little less overthinking? Boil some potatoes until they are tender, then smash them with anything handy. As long as you add gobs of butter and milk, they’ll be fine. As for the cranberry sauce, nobody will eat it anyway, so stick with the can. The rolls? Delegate and outsource. Tell relatives that if they want a seat at the table, come bearing buns. Now the dilemma is their problem. For the turkey, the gravy and the pie problems, we have you covered with three ridiculously easy recipes that will ensure you have a fuss-free Thanksgiving. For the gravy, we fake it — with stunning results. For the turkey, we take a just-roast-the-stupid-thing-and-moveon approach. And our apple “pockets” take the pain out of pie baking. That’s right, Thanksgiving really can be a simple affair.

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Start to finish: 20 minutes Servings: 12 1 quart unsalted chicken or turkey stock 1 medium yellow onion, peeled and quartered 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning 1 tablespoon low-sodium bouillon paste (sold in a jar near the broths and stocks) 2 tablespoons butter, softened 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour Salt and ground black pepper, to taste

BACK-TO-BASICS TURKEY

This turkey is so basic, it calls for just four ingredients and won’t leave you with any cleanup! Start to finish: 3 hours Makes: a 12- to 14-pound turkey 12- to 14-pound turkey 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened Salt and ground black pepper 2 large heavy-duty disposable roasting pans Heat the oven to 350 F. ■ Remove the giblets and neck from the turkey cavity, if present. Rub the bird all over with the butter, then sprinkle it generously with salt and pepper. ■ Stack the disposable roasting pans one inside the other (for greater stability). Arrange the turkey in the roasting pan, breast side up. Roast for 2 to 2 1/2 hours. The temperature of the breast should reach 160 F and the thigh should reach 170 F. If the turkey begins to darken too much, place foil over the top.

■ In a medium pan over medium-high, combine the stock with the onion, poultry seasoning and bouillon paste. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 10 minutes. ■ Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix together the butter and flour to form a thick paste. Use a slotted spoon to remove the onion from the stock and discard. Whisk in the flour-butter paste, then return the gravy to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes, whisking frequently. Season with salt and pepper. ■ Nutrition information per serving: 40 calories; 20 calories from fat (50 percent of total calories); 2 g fat (1 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 5 mg cholesterol; 4 g carbohydrate; 0 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 1 g protein; 25 mg sodium. ■ Remove the turkey from the oven and cover with foil, if not already covered. Place several towels over the foil to keep the turkey warm. Let the turkey rest for 15 minutes before carving. ■ Nutrition information per serving: 450 calories; 220 calories from fat (49 percent of total calories); 24 g fat (9 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 200 mg cholesterol; 0 g carbohydrate; 0 g fiber; 0 g sugar; 55 g protein; 360 mg sodium.

EASY APPLE PIE POCKETS

Start to finish: 40 minutes (15 minutes active) Servings: 8 14.1-ounce package rolled pie crusts (contains 2 crusts) 2 medium apples, peeled, cored and sliced 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 egg white 1 teaspoon water Sugar, for sprinkling ■ Heat the oven to 400 F. Line a baking sheet with kitchen parchment. ■ Cut each pie crust into quarters. In a medium bowl, toss together the apple slices, brown sugar and cinnamon. Divide the apple mixture between the eight pieces of dough, heaping them in the center.

■ In a small bowl, beat the egg white with the water until frothy. Brush the edges of the dough with the egg white, then gather the edges up over the apple filling and pinch to seal together to form little bundles. Brush the outside of the bundles with more egg white, then sprinkle with sugar. Arrange the pie pockets on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Cool slightly before serving. ■ Nutrition information per serving: 260 calories; 120 calories from fat (46 percent of total calories); 13 g fat (6 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 10 mg cholesterol; 34 g carbohydrate; 1 g fiber; 10 g sugar; 2 g protein; 190 mg sodium.


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Pumpkin latkes with spiced cranberry sour cream.

Pastrami-wrapped bird for Hanukkah and Turkey Day By Alison Ladman Associated Press

Pastrami. Horseradish. Matzo. Frying in oil. All the makings of a traditional Jewish holiday meal. But this time, we add turkey, a nod to the first day of Hanukkah falling on Thanksgiving this year. To keep this lusciously savory dinner on the speedy side, we started with turkey tenderloins. They cook quickly and you don’t need to worry about thawing them as you often do with a whole turkey. We then wrap the tenderloins in pastrami, coat them in matzo and fry them until crisp on the outside, but moist and tender inside. The breaded pastrami wrap on the turkey adds a great “skin” to the otherwise simple turkey tenderloin. The pickled onions have a subtle bite from the horseradish. Of course, putting this together requires a little more hands-on time than throwing a turkey in the oven, but the reward is in the taste.

PASTRAMI-WRAPPED FRIED TURKEY WITH HORSERADISH PICKLED ONIONS Start to finish: 1 hour (30 minutes active) Servings: 12

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1 cup red wine vinegar 1/2 cup sugar 2 tablespoons pickling spice 2 tablespoons kosher salt 1/2 cup prepared horseradish 2 medium red onions, thinly sliced For the turkey: 3 pounds turkey tenderloins 8 ounces thinly sliced pastrami 2 eggs 2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1 1/2 cups matzo meal Vegetable oil, for frying ■ In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the vinegar, sugar, pickling spice, salt and horseradish. Bring to a boil, then add the onions. Return to a boil, cover and remove from the heat. Let sit until cool. The onions can be prepared up to 2 days in advance. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator. ■ Wrap each turkey tenderloin in several slices of pastrami, securing them with wooden skewers as needed. ■ In a wide, shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs, mustard and flour. In a second bowl, spread the matzo meal. One at a time, roll each tenderloin in the egg mixture to coat evenly. Transfer to the matzo meal and roll to coat. The tenderloins can be prepared in this manner up to several hours ahead of time, then covered and refrigerated. ■ When ready to cook, heat the oven to 350 F. In a large, deep saute pan, heat 1/2 inch of oil until it sizzles when a matzo crumb is dropped into it. One at a time, fry each tenderloin for 5 to 7 minutes per side, or until golden brown all over. Transfer to a rimmed baking sheet, then repeat with the remaining tenderloins. ■ When all of the tenderloins are fried, place them in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until they reach 165 F at the center. Serve with the pickled onions on the side. ■ Nutrition information per serving: 270 calories; 70 calories from fat (26 percent of total calories); 8 g fat (1 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 90 mg cholesterol; 17 g carbohydrate; 1 g fiber; 2 g sugar; 35 g protein; 440 mg sodium.

Pastrami-wrapped fried turkey with horseradish pickled onions.

Pumpkin turns these latkes into winners By Alison Ladman Associated Press

Potato latkes may be the best-known variety of this crispy staple of Hanukkah meals, but don’t feel you need to limit yourself to them. Though potatoes have their own symbolism in this Jewish holiday, it is the oil used in the frying that is particularly significant; it symbolizes the long-lasting oil burned in the temple lamps in the story of Hanukkah. And that is why there are so many latke variations, including sweet potato, onion and carrot. Since the first day of Hanukkah falls on Thanksgiving this year, we decided to draw on a staple of that all-American holiday to make a delicious variation — pumpkin latkes. We top ours with a cranberry-spiked sour cream, but applesauce would be just as delicious.

PUMPKIN LATKES WITH SPICED CRANBERRY SOUR CREAM Start to finish: 30 minutes Servings: 10 1 cup sour cream 1/4 cup finely chopped dried cranberries 2 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves Vegetable oil 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 1 small sugar pumpkin, peeled, seeded and shredded (about 3 cups) 2 eggs 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper Toasted pecans, to garnish ■ In a small bowl, stir together the sour cream, cranberries, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Set aside. ■ In a medium skillet over medium, heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil. Add the onion and cook until very tender and well-browned, about 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer the onion (reserving the skillet) to a medium bowl, and mix in the shredded pumpkin, eggs, flour, salt and black pepper. ■ Wipe out the skillet used to cook the onions. Return it to medium-high heat and add 1/4 inch of vegetable oil. Working in batches, scoop the pumpkin mixture by the heaping tablespoonful into the pan, 3 or 4 scoops at a time. Flatten each scoop with the back of the spatula and cook until browned on both sides and tender at the center, about 3 minutes per side. ■ Transfer to a wire rack set over a baking sheet to drain. Serve topped with the cranberry sour cream and garnished with toasted pecans. ■ Nutrition information per serving: 140 calories; 80 calories from fat (57 percent of total calories); 9 g fat (3.5 g saturated, 0 g trans fats); 50 mg cholesterol; 12 g carbohydrate; 1 g fiber; 7 g sugar; 3 g protein; 220 mg sodium.

A sauce that’s a bit Thanksgiving, a bit Hanukkah By J.M. Hirsch Associated Press

With Thanksgiving falling on the first day of Hanukkah, I wanted to look for ways to blend a little each holiday at the same table. And it turns out the fruit is a fine place to start. Because cooked fruit enjoys starring roles in both holidays. For Hanukkah, there often is applesauce, a sweet and refreshing counterpoint to savory, crispy potato latkes. And for Thanksgiving, a dinner spread is incomplete without a sweet and tart cranberry sauce — even if it’s from a can. These fruits complement one another so wonderfully, there actually are numerous ways to combine them. You could chop raw cranberries and apples, then toss them with sweetened lemon juice, red onion and minced jalapenos for a fresh salsa-like accompaniment. Or you could simply combine peeled apples and fresh cranberries and simmer them together with cinnamon, sugar and lemon juice for a sauce that is a little bit applesauce, a little bit cranberry sauce. But I decided to go with a skillet sauce. I cut the apples into wedges, then saute them until just barely tender. Then I add dried cranberries because they have a great contrasting texture. Let the whole thing cook for a few minutes, then finished it with crushed pistachios. Great with turkey or latkes.

SKILLET APPLE-CRANBERRY SAUCE WITH PISTACHIOS Start to finish: 15 minutes Servings: 6 1 tablespoon butter 4 large apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2-inch wedges 2 tablespoons cider vinegar 1/3 cup water 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom 1 cup dried cranberries 1/4 cup crushed toasted pistachios ■ In a large skillet over medium-high, melt the butter. Add the apples and cook until lightly browned on all sides, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the vinegar, water, brown sugar, cinnamon, cardamom and cranberries. Stir well and bring to a simmer. Cook until the liquid is thick and syrupy, 2 to 3 minutes. ■ Spoon the apple-cranberry sauce into a serving bowl, then top with the pistachios. Serve warm or at room temperature. ■ Nutrition information per serving: 200 calories; 45 calories from fat (23 percent of total calories); 5 g fat (1.5 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 5 mg cholesterol; 42 g carbohydrate; 4 g fiber; 33 g sugar; 2 g protein; 0 mg sodium.


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Fried spiced eggplant with cucumber garlic sauce. One can make fried foods a little more healthy by changing what one fries. In this case, eggplant.

A fried holiday appetizer that’s still healthy By Sara Moulton Associated Press

This dish is my idea of a one-size-fits-all appetizer for the looming holidays, whether we’re talking about Hanukkah, Thanksgiving or Christmas. It’s particularly apt for Hanukkah because the eggplant is “fried” in oil — and oil is one of the holiday’s central symbols. The good news is that the eggplant is pan-fried — not deep-fried — and vegetarian, so it’s still reasonably healthy. Heck, if you built a bigger version, you could even turn it into a vegetarian entree. Buying fresh eggplants is key. Whatever its size — and they range from thin Asian strains to big and bulbous Italian-Americans — an eggplant should have a very shiny skin and be firm and smooth to the touch. Also, it’s best to cook it as soon as possible after you buy it. Eggplants don’t like the refrigerator; they tend to deteriorate quickly in the cold. I did salt my eggplant here, but more for flavor than any other reason. I definitely didn’t want to extend the prep time by salting and letting it sit for hours; we’re already spending a lot of time in the kitchen cooking for the holidays. I chose small eggplants for this recipe, mainly because I wanted one-bite tastes, but also because the skin on the smaller eggplants usually is more tender. But if all you can find is the larger guys, just slice them into rounds, then cut the rounds into quarters. The eggplant’s blandness makes it a terrific host for spices. I went Middle Eastern here, with cumin, smoked paprika and cayenne. But you’re welcome to roll instead with a curry or Cajun mix, or with chopped dried herbs. However you spice it, the recipe’s yogurt-cucumber sauce, which consists of exactly three ingredients and requires only 5 minutes to prep, provides a lovely cooling counterpoint. One note about the breading procedure: it’s important to knock off the excess flour, let the excess egg mixture drip off, and to tap off the extra breadcrumbs. If you don’t, you’ll end up with an over-breaded slice of eggplant and too few crumbs. Breading the eggplant keeps it from absorbing too much oil. The end result is wonderfully creamy. My husband, no fan of eggplant, scarfed up these tasty little bites with no complaint.

Pumpkin honey doughnuts. To help bridge the holidays of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving, this recipe combines the classic fried doughnut from Hanukkah and pumpkin pie from Thanksgiving, into one delicious treat.

FRIED SPICED EGGPLANT WITH CUCUMBER-GARLIC SAUCE No small eggplants at the grocer? About 1/2 pound of a larger one can be substituted, but you’ll need to cut it differently. Start by cutting the larger eggplant into 1/3-inch-thick slices, as directed. Then cut each slice into quarters. Proceed as directed in the recipe. Start to finish: 40 minutes (20 minutes active) Servings: 6 1 small eggplant (1/2 pound and about 2 inches wide), cut crosswise into 1/3-inch-thick slices Kosher salt 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne (to taste) 1 large egg 1 tablespoon water 1 cup panko breadcrumbs 2 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 2-inch piece seedless cucumber 1/2 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt 1 small clove garlic, minced Chopped fresh parsley, to garnish ■ Heat the oven to 350 F. Sprinkle the eggplant slices lightly on both sides with salt. Transfer to a large colander, then set in the sink and let drain for 15 minutes. ■ Meanwhile, in a medium bowl combine the flour, cumin, paprika and cayenne. In a second bowl, whisk the egg and water. In a third bowl, place the breadcrumbs. ■ Pat the eggplant slices dry. One at a time, dip each slice first in the flour, shaking off the excess, then the egg, letting the excess liquid drip off, then the breadcrumbs, knocking off the excess crumbs (they will clump). ■ In a large skillet over high, heat 1 1/2 tablespoons of the oil. Add the eggplant slices, reduce the heat to medium and cook until golden, about 2 minutes. Flip the slices, add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil and cook until golden on the second side, about 2 minutes. Transfer the slices to a sheet pan. Bake on the oven’s middle shelf until the slices are tender (a knife will go through them easily), about 15 minutes. ■ While the eggplant is baking, grate the cucumber on the coarse side of a grater. In a small bowl, combine the grated cucumber with the yogurt, garlic and a bit of salt. ■ To serve, transfer the eggplant slices to a platter and top each with a generous spoonful of the yogurt sauce. Sprinkle with parsley. ■ Nutrition information per serving: 140 calories; 60 calories from fat (43 percent of total calories); 7 g fat (1 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 30 mg cholesterol; 16 g carbohydrate; 2 g fiber; 2 g sugar; 4 g protein; 220 mg sodium.

Pumpkin pie and doughnuts are meant to be together By Alison Ladman Associated Press

Hanukkah and Thanksgiving may not coincide very often, but these pumpkin honey doughnuts will make you wish they did. To help bridge these holidays, we borrowed a classic dessert of each — fried doughnuts for Hanukkah and pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving — and brought them together in one delicious mouthful. The result is a terrifically moist fried doughnut rich with the flavors of pumpkin pie. A glaze of cinnamon- and lemon-spiked honey ties everything together.

PUMPKIN HONEY DOUGHNUTS Start to finish: 1 1/2 hours (45 minutes active) Makes: 3 dozen doughnut holes 2 teaspoons instant yeast 3 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 1/2 cup warm water 15-ounce can pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling) 1 egg 1/3 cup honey 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon cinnamon Vegetable oil, for frying ■ In a medium bowl, stir together the yeast, flour, salt and pumpkin pie spice. Stir in the water, pumpkin and egg until a thick, smooth batter forms. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rest for 45 minutes. ■ In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the honey, sugar, lemon juice and cinnamon. Bring to a boil and stir well. Remove from the heat. ■ In a large, deep skillet over medium-high, heat 1 inch of oil to 375 F. ■ Working in batches, carefully drop the batter by the tablespoonful into the hot oil. A cookie or small ice cream scoop makes this easier. Turning occasionally, fry the doughnuts until deep golden brown all over and cooked through, about 5 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the fried doughnuts to a large bowl. Drizzle the honey syrup over the doughnuts and toss to coat. Repeat with remaining doughnuts. Serve immediately. ■ Nutrition information per serving: 80 calories; 25 calories from fat (31 percent of total calories); 2.5 g fat (0 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 5 mg cholesterol; 12 g carbohydrate; 1 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 2 g protein; 30 mg sodium.


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The community came together for a great cause on Thursday, Nov. 14, as the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual Business After Hours Harvest night to benefit the Bonita Springs Assistance Office. In total, 862 lbs. of non-perishable and canned good items were collected. “We are so grateful,” said Leticia Santos, services coordinator for the Bonita Springs Assistance Office. “I have been working with this organization for almost three years now and every time we partner with the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce for their Harvest Night, it is a blessing for us.”

Serving the Bonita Springs area since 1979, The Bonita Springs Assistance Office works year-round to provide for families in need. Their goal is to provide help to people that encounter a life situation creating temporary financial hardship such as rent, mortgage, utilities, clothing, food, or health needs. They offer a food pantry at their location, 25300 Bernwood Drive, Suite #6, Bonita Springs, every Monday and Wednesday from 1-4 p.m. and partner with Harry Chapin Food Bank who provides supplemental items on Fridays for their “Green Friday” food pantry. Chloe Friedman/Special to The Banner (6)

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The Alpha Chi Omega Alumni Club is open to alumnae of Alpha Chi Omega chapters across the country. Information: 239-5949401 or email deltapidelta.axo@gmail.com.

Alligator Amblers

The Alligator Amblers chapter includes Florida Trail members in Charlotte, Lee and Collier Counties. The group plans hiking and paddling excursions and trail development and maintenance activities for members and the public. Meetings are held the third Thursday of the month. Information: Chuck Wilson at 239-398-3820.

American Legion 303

American Legion 303, 27678 Imperial Shores Blvd., Bonita Springs is open daily at 8 a.m. with lunch served 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Dinners are at 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights with music to follow. A spaghetti dinner is held the first and third Monday at 5:30 p.m. Pizza by Sal on the second and fourth Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Bingo at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays and Sundays. Moola at 2:30 p.m. Saturdays and 7 p.m. Tuesdays. The legion meeting is the second Tuesday at 7 p.m. Auxiliary meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Information: 239-992-2422.

Dec. 13 at The Club at Grandezza, 11481 Grande Oak Blvd., Estero. Pam Santner will speak about “This Recipe Uses a Blender and Mixes Two Families With Sweet Results.” Registration required by Dec. 2. Information: Judy at (239-821-5443. The group holds a weekly 90-minute bible study for all ages. Information: Phyllis at 239-495-6362. The group also holds a prayer connection on the first Wednesday of the month from 9 to 11 a.m. Information: Dee at 239-495-0127.

Bonita Springs Moose Lodge 1454

Breakfast served from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday and at 8 a.m. until noon Sunday. Lunch is served at 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Monday is build a burger and “Show Me The Money.” Thursday is chicken wings and “Show Me The Money.” Friday night is shrimp or fried fish or baked chicken dinner. Saturday is bingo at 1 p.m., free pool or darts, steak dinner and entertainment. Wednesday night is spaghetti, darts and entertainment. Open to members and qualified guests. Location: 25101 Old U.S. 41 in Bonita Springs. Information: 239-947-5666.

Bonita Springs Shell Club

The social and competitive world of bridge awaits you through lessons offered at the Bonita Bridge Club, 13510 U.S. 41 N., Ste. 6, Naples. Enjoy beginner games, chat games with free mini-lesson and bridge lessons. ACBL-Affiliated. Information: 239260-5495 or www.bonitabridge.com.

The club meets every Thursday morning from 9 a.m. to noon at the Bonita Beach and Tennis Club, 5800 Bonita Beach Road. Members create shell art from local and nonlocal shells, and the creations are sold at our yearly show/sale. All the profits are donated to local beach related environmental groups. Group enjoys a few outings and social events throughout the year. The group is not accepting new members at this time. Information: 239-390-2149 or 239-498-5896.

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The Bonita/Estero Elks, 3231 Coconut Road, Bonita Springs is open to members and qualified guests. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Dinner is served Tuesday through Saturday starting at 5 p.m. Karaoke every Tuesday and Thursday evening with varied entertainment and dancing on Friday and Saturday nights. Singles dance every Sunday night starting at 6:30 p.m. Bingo and Sunday dances are open to the public. Information: 239-947-2753.

Bonita Springs Estero Christian Women’s Connection

Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations. Its vision is to empowers people to achieve their full potential and realize their dreams through its member clubs by improving communication and leadership skills. Guests are welcome. The club meets at the Bonita Springs Fire Station, 27701 Bonita Grande Dr., Bonita Springs at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. Information: www.toastmasters.org.

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America

Members are planning a Christmas luncheon at 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Friday,

from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave. Dr. Raymond Phillips, a local gastroenterologist, will be available to answer questions. Information: 239-649-1336.

Delta Delta Delta

The Fort Myers Alumnae Chapter of Delta Delta Delta is hosting its 30th Anniversary Luncheon of the alumnae chapter at the Colony Bay Club on Monday, Dec. 2, at 11:30 a.m. Cost $27. Reservations required. We welcome all Tri Deltas who are living in or visiting Southwest Florida. Information: 239-896-5790

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Delta Gamma is an international women’s fraternity with 147 collegiate chapters and 232 alumnae groups that continue to place strong dedication on personal values and standards, academic excellence, leadership and service. Join Delta Gamma alumnae for a holiday luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 14 at Hideaway Country Club in Marco Island. Information: Karin at 239-992-2119.

The Dec. 4 meeting of the Naples Ikebana will feature the Ikenobo School. This school is one of the oldest and most traditional of the schools, a tradition born in Japan more than 550 years ago and once restricted to male aristocracy. The presentation and workshop will be led by Stephanie English, president of the local Ikenobo chapter and senior professor. who will demonstrate a holiday design. Participants will be able to take home a flower design of their own creation in the Ikenobo style. Cost: $5. Information: www. ikebananaples.com.

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Alumnae will meet at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 9 at Brio Ristorante in Waterside Shops. All Gamma Phi Betas welcome. Information: 239-594-8420.

League of Women Voters of Lee County

Marijuana Matters is the topic of the League of Women Voters public forum at 8:45 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 12600 University Drive, Fort Myers. Speakers will discuss the pros and cons of this controlled substance from many perspectives including law enforcement, medical and recreational use and abuse. The public is welcome. Cost: $15. Registration required by Dec. 3. Information: 239278-1032 or email lwvlee@yahoo.com.

Lee Republican Women Federated Lee Republican Women Federated will be hosting its December dinner meeting Monday, Dec. 9 at the Hilton-Garden Inn, 12601 University Drive, Fort Myers. Cost: $20. Reservations required. Information: 239-432-9389 or email cindylignelli222@ gmail.com.

Naples Christian Connection

The next monthly luncheon is Friday, Dec. 6 at 11:30 a.m. at the Quail Creek

The group will meet Thursday, Dec. 5

Country Club, 13300 Valewood Drive, Naples. Christmas music will be provided by harpist, Laura Lou Roth. Featured speaker Tempe Brown will inspire and entertain with her special musical feature, “Christmas Jazz.” Guests are invited to bring a wrapped gift for Secret Santa. Reservations required. Cost: $26. Information: Rosie at 239-254-0584 or www. cwcfl.net.

The Penn State Alumni Chapter of Naples will hold its annual holiday gathering at Bentley Village, 704 Village Circle, Naples from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3. All Penn Staters and friends are welcome. Reservations required by Nov. 28. Information: 239-300-0868.

VFW Post 4254

Join the VFW for Thanksgiving dinner at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 28 for $7. The post opens at 8 a.m. Lunch is served Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with daily specials and regular menu. Play bingo at 3 p.m. Tuesday and Saturday. Following bingo on Tuesdays is the V-8 of Hearts and 50/50 drawing. Play shuffleboard and poker at 7 p.m. on Fridays. Listen to live entertainment on Saturday nights. Sunday breakfast is served from 8 to 11:20 a.m. Karaoke starts at 7 p.m. Information: 239-992-0023.

Widows and Widowers of SWFL

This group is open to individuals who have lost their loved one and want to share friendship and fun together. Information: 239-643-4703 or 239-254-0102. All club briefs must be emailed to news@ naplesnews.com.

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8700 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach. Information: 239-463-4588 or visit www.floridastateparks. org/loverskey. The two mile long beach is accessible by boardwalk or tram and is popular for shelling, swimming and sunbathing. Black Island has more than five miles of multi-use trails for hiking and bicycling. Anglers and boaters can launch their vessels from the park’s boat ramp. The park’s concession offers kayak tours, as well as bicycle, canoe and kayak rentals. Programs are included in park admission fees of: $4 for vehicles with one individual; $8 for vehicles with two to eight individuals; $2 per pedestrian or cyclist. ■ Beach Walk and Estuary Tour: 10 a.m. Nov. 26. Take a leisurely one-mile walk over the estuary and along the beach with a park naturalist. Find out what washes ashore on the beach during the night and learn about coastal wildlife. ■ Black Island Bike Tour: 10 a.m. Nov. 29. Join a Park Naturalist for a threemile adventure down our Black Island Trail. Learn a little park history and experience some of the wildlife that call this maritime hammock home. Bring your own bike or rent one from the park concession. All programs will take place at Lovers Key State

7791 Penzance Blvd., Fort Myers. Information: (239) 533-7550 or www. leeparks.org/sixmile. Visit this beautiful Lee County Parks and Recreation facility in the heart of Fort Myers for a variety of activities. Take a leisurely stroll on our fully accessible boardwalk trail anytime dawn to dusk. Visit our Interpretive Center to learn more about the plants and animals that live in the Slough or just talk to a friendly volunteer. The center is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parking fee: $1 per hour per vehicle. Guided nature walks: 9:30 to 11 a.m., 1:30 to 3 p.m. daily. Visitors stroll along our fully accessible raised boardwalk trail with an experienced volunteer naturalist. Walk is 90 minutes long. Free with paid parking of $1 per hour per vehicle. Reservations not required. No groups of eight or more. Information: (239) 533-7550. ■ Fun Day for Kids ages 10-12: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27 at Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve, 7751 Penzance Blvd. Fort Myers. Register by calling 239-533-7440, limit is 10. Cost: $15. Information: Heather at (239) 533-7556 or www. leeparks.org. All calendar items must be emailed to news @ naplesnews.com or submitted online at www. naplesnews.com/participate.

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New Estero wrestling coach SUCCESS IS WHAT SENTES IS ALL ABOUT By Roger LaLonde Staff

The Estero High School wrestling team has a young roster, along with a new coach — Steven Sentes. Together, Sentes, 31, is looking to create positive chemistry that will mean a successful season. And he has the record to prove it can be done. He took up wrestling at the age of 4, urged on by his father, Steve Sr., who also wrestled. At Fort Myers High School he went to the state championship three times, placing second, third and fourth. The Wildcats won the state championship in 1997. He set school records for most pins in a season and high school career. He graduated in 2000. He moved on to Michigan University where he had a solid career and set a university record for the fastest pin in 23 seconds. He joined the Riverdale teaching and coaching staff in 2005. While there, the 2008 team won the state championship. Sentes then moved on to Southeastern Central in South Easton, Mass. In 2012 the Boston Globe named him Division 2 Central Coach of the Year. He also was named Division 2 Central Sectional Coach of the Year by his peers. But it wasn’t Lee County. “I really missed home,” he said. “Lee

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BASEBALL

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Collier County Little League softball and baseball registration will be at the Coastland Center Mall on Saturday, Dec. 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cal Ripken Baseball

Naples Cal Ripken & Babe Ruth League accepting applications for fall season. Players, ages 4 to 15, residing in Collier County are eligible. The season runs from Oct. 5 to Dec. 7. Registration runs through Oct. 4. Register online at www.naplescalripken.com.

Naples Naturals

Seeks players for its 13U, 14U, 16U and 18U teams. Call George Reidy for details, (617) 3046077 or georgereidy@ hotmail.com.

Juan Romero Baseball

Winter Super Camp, $180, Dec. 26 to 28, 8;45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. each day. Coaches include: Victor Rodriguez, Boston Red Sox hitting coach, Rudy Arias, Baltimore minor league coach, Carlos Alfonso, Former Tampa Bay Rays international scouting director, Jeff Tenbarge, as-

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New Estero wrestling coach Steven Sentes shouts instructions to one of his wrestlers as his Wildcats downed Ida Baker in its first match of the season.

County is one of the best places to live, in my opinion. There is a lot of history here in the sport of wrestling.” The Wildcats have a mix of experience with four seniors, 11 juniors, 11 sophomores and three freshmen. With many young wrestlers, Sentes said the team’s motto is, “It’s not how you start, it is how you finish.” His team leaders are juniors Cody Harris, 113 pounds, and Riley Thompson, 190 pounds. Both won by pins in the opening match. Both qualified for regional competition last season. Other prospects include senior Dakota Reisen, 138 pounds, juniors Ahmed Abed, 160 pounds, and Trenton Thrasher, 220 pounds. “We are not concerning ourselves with dual matches. For this year it is more about getting wrestlers ready for a run to the state championships,” Sentes said. The Wildcats will see strong competition on Saturday at the Foxboro Wrestling Duals at Lely High in Naples.

sistant Ave Maria baseball coach. Held at Fleischmann Park in Naples. Contact: 732-9664 or www. JuanRomeroBaseball.com.

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Offers baseball and softball mentoring and performance enhancement in a brand-new training facility. One-onone and group training in skill development, strength, quickness, visual, and confidence building. $65/hour individual or group (up to 4 players) $100/hour. Contact: Coach Rick Saggese, 777-4435.

Gulf Coast Baseball Academy

Travel team recruiting 10U, 11U, 12U players. Call to schedule a time to meet the coaches and work out with the team. Contact: Coach Keith 2224602 (Fort Myers); Coach Cain 682-9433 (Naples).

Elite 12U Travel Baseball

Team looking to add one or two players. Must be league age 12. Travel at least two weekends per month. Contact: 262-8402.

Naples Cyclones 11U travel team. Contact: Coach Jon Ayres 398-1769, jonayresbaseball.com, Coach Mos 986-9118.

Southwest Florida Red Hawks 13U travel team. Contact: 682-3299.

Collier Tigers

Info: 13U travel program looking for players to try out for two teams. Kerry Woodson, a former MLB pitcher, has been added as a coach. Contact: John Pearce cjpgolf@aol.com 450-1900

Southwest Florida Hawks

13U travel team seeks players. Contact: Lou Marsala at 784-5965.

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Grades 1-6, Dec. 7-Feb. 22. Games on Saturdays at Sports CLUB Center, Barron Collier High and Golden Gate Community Center. Teams are picked by school/geographic region. All teams are coached by trained youth professionals. Practices during the week at Sports CLUB Center or Golden Gate Community Center. Call Bill Carufe at 239290-343, or go to website at www.sportsclubnaples.org for information and brochure.

Shark Shootout team registrations

Gulf Coast High School will host a freshman and junior varsity Christmas tournament at the North Collier Regional Water Park in Collier County. Each level will have eight teams. Registration will be on a first-come-firstserve basis. Cost is $100 per team. Contact Mike Murphy, 239-825-8899, or mikemel90@embarqmail.com.

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Boys travel team looking for skilled sixth graders. Contact: Greg Urbancic 262-0270 or PhenomsHoops@gmail.com.

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Ages 5-17. Contact: 2677922, swflbasketball.com.

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Looking for eighthgrade travel players. Contact: Mark Chlebek 272-1451 or Sam Foggin 407-376-0502.

Estero’s Jared DeSalvo, 190 pounds, pins Jacob Heidig in the Wildcats seasonopening win over Ida Baker.

Estero’s Matt Watson, 132 pounds, wins a 13-5 decision over Ida Baker’s Mario Hernandez as the Wildcats won its season opener.

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Grades 1-6, Dec. 7-Feb. 22. Unique opportunity for children to learn the basics of cheerleading. Participants will practice on Monday nights at Sports CLUB Center and then cheer at Saturday basketball games for their school or geographicallylocated team. Cost is $95. For more information go to www.sportsclubnaples.org, or call 239-566-2582.

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and Boys ages 8 to 12. Veterans Community Park Call. Contact: 431-7090.

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Naples Lacrosse Club Fall Ball invites players. Grades 3 to 8 goes from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Sunday; grades 9-12, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Register online at www.mapleslacrosseclub.com. For questions go to napleslacrosseclub@gmail.com

SOFTBALL

Gulf Coast Talons Fast Pitch

Grades 1-6, Dec. 7. First and second grades, 8:3010 a.m., third and fourth, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., fifth and sixth, 12 to 2 p.m. Action-packed fun tournament at the Sports CLUB Center. Teams are made by school/geographic region on the day of the event. Cost is $15 per player with pre-registration. For more information go to www.sportsclubnaples.org, or call 239-263-3968, or 239-566-2582.

Fall season, for 10U, 12U, 14U and high school teams. Emphasis placed on development and game knowledge. Join practices on Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon, at St. John Neumann High School softball field, 3000 53rd Street SW. Teams will practice and compete, September through December. Call 239-269-4280, or email GCTalons@yahoo.com.

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Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Girls and boys ages 4 to 7. First session free with complimentary use of skates and stick. Veterans Community Park. Contact: 566-2367.

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Tuesday 6 to 7 p.m. Girls

A running club for youth for ages primarily 6 to 15. Train for fitness and competition, sprint and distance runners. Also train for other track and field events including hurdles, high jump and throwing. Contact Coach Erica napleserica@yahoo.com or 404-5023.

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Coming off defending their A-Sun Regular-Season title, Jim Blankenship, this year’s Atlantic Sun Coach of the Year, and the FGCU women’s soccer staff will host their annual ID Clinic at the FGCU Soccer Complex on Saturday, Jan. 11, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost for the clinic is $95 and is open to all high school age players. To sign up, email Jim Blankenship at jblanken@fgcu.edu. The first 60 players to e-mail and submit their full payment will be accepted. If by check, make it out to Blankenship Elite Soccer.

WRESTLING

King Cougar Wrestling Club

AAU certified, offers training in Freestyle, Folkstyle, MMA, and Greco Wrestling for ages 5 and up. Tuesday and Thursday, 3 to 5 p.m. Barron Collier High School. We offer summer camps, conditioning, and weightlifting. All participants must have an active AAU membership. We are also looking for summer youth coaches. Contact: Anthony Partello, 770-883-4730, partea@ collierschools.com

Wildcat Wrestling Club

Practices 6-7:30 p.m., Monday and Wednesday, Estero High School. First grade through high school. Free. Contact: Matt Brock at 851-7630, matthewjbr@leeschools.net.

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When Steve Quinn talks about the Football University Youth National Championship series he is more than exuberant. Quinn is vice president of the organization, which is under the All American Games group of properties that include the US Army All American game. On Dec. 7 and 8 it will be youth football mania in Naples and all over the country, featuring outstanding sixth, seventh and eighth grade players as the 64-team tournament begins. “It’s the Little League World Series, but football,” Quinn said. The games at Fleischmann Park will feature Southwest Florida Youth Football, Sarasota, South Florida and Central Florida. On Dec. 7, the Southwest Florida team will play Sarasota, while South Florida will play Central Florida. The schedule for Southwest Florida, playing Sarasota, is: sixth grade, 8:30 a.m., seventh, 12:30 p.m. and eighth, 4:30 p.m. Games for South Florida playing Central Florida are: sixth grade, 10:30 a.m., seventh, 2:30 p.m. and eighth, 6:30 p.m. The winners and losers will play Sunday, Dec. 8. Championship game time. Some of the Dec. 7 and 8 game sites around the country include Charlotte, Atlanta, Chicago, Austin, Tex., Des Moines, Wichita, Dallas, Phoenix the San FranciscoOakland Bay area and Seattle. Champions of the Naples games will play winners of the Charlotte, N.C. site, doing battle in Atlanta on the weekend of Dec. 15. Those winners will be in the final four in San Antonio on Jan. 3, with the championship games on Jan. 5. The championship games will be played at a San Antonio high school, with the eighth grade title game expected to be shown live on NBC, Quinn said. He expects at least one team Southwest Florida team to advance, which means fundraising is necessary. Anyone interested in making a donation can contact Quinn at swflyouthfootball@gmail.com. Tickets at the games are $5.

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Lee County Hawks quarterback Luke Smith hands off to Dorjan Boyd in Southwest Florida Youth Football League action. They will be among the leaders on the eighth grade all star team playing in the opening round of the FBU National Youth Football Championship on Dec. 7-8 at Fleischmann Park in Naples.

The Southwest Florida teams are made up of players from Southwest Florida Youth Football League, Pop Warner and First Baptist Youth Football League. Team members were chosen from the regular season play and tryouts.

Only 30 players were chosen for each team.

■ SIXTH GRADE: Cypress Lake Hornets: Curtis Malik. Dunbar Rattlers: Terrance Cherry, Josh DeCarlo and Paul Adline. Golden Gate Tigers: Jeremiah Bolte and David Henry. Immokalee Seminoles: Reynaldo Rosales, Jr. Lee County Hawks: Elvis Barrios, Jonathan Dillon, Jonathan Lachia, Brandon Lepore, Dylan Silverman and Jessie Steffel. Marco Island Eagles: Jordan Love. Naples Bears: Cameron Festa, Aidan Massiate, Jean Perez, Ethan Pratt, Evan Rodriguez, Holden Sanders, Hayden Shores and Ty Taylor. Naples Gators: Michael Fangman, Destin Filimore, Chevensky Octa, Zachary Johnson, Holden Sarjan and Patrick Wuschke. Naples Hurricanes: Hunter Baker, Jason Grimes and Derek Wingo. South Naples Pirates: Adam Branchedor, Ar-quel Smith, Jaz Duplechain, and Myquan Stewart. ■ SEVENTH GRADE: First Baptist Beacons: Christian Spielmaker. Dunbar Rattlers: Damon Quiroz, Kennan Walker and Malachi Jimenez, Golden Gate Tigers: Jay Heard and Eddie Joseph. Lee County Hawks: William Ditzell III, JT Shelton

and Dedrick Goode. Marco Island Eagles: Richard Reisinger. Naples Bears: Connor Smith, Colby Lloyd, Cole Haskins and Marc Viechec. Naples Gators: Neo Cavero, Wendy Luders, DiAndre St. Jean, Joshua Victor, Punta Gorda: Alec Baldwin, Jaquez Boston and Ariel Pasadas. South Naples Pirates: Patrice Baptiste, Abe Mefelus and Henderson Francois. ■ EIGHTH GRADE: Cypress Lake: Brenton Collier, Xavier Perez and Kris Walton. Immokalee: Abraham Alce, Shedro Louis and Malcolm Jackson. Firecats: William Scott. First Baptist: Christian Holland. Lee County Hawks: Joe Wilkens, Dorjan Boyd, Bryson Ferrell, Luke Smith and Nick Jacobs. Naples Canes: Spencer Aristizabel, Dana Brown, Kaden Frost, Eathan Jonassaint and Wooby Theorke. NFL: Julian Diaz. Naples Gators: Ryan Black, Raymond Escalera, Juan Herrera, Jacob Kuhlman, Chauncey Pelissier, Nick Tenley, Stanley Thomson, Curtis Wise and Andrew Wright. Riverdale: Thomas Edison, Fanajae Gotay and Jeshaun Jones. South Naples Pirates: DeMarcus Townsend. ■ COACHES: Frank Connelley, sixth grade, Leol Rowe, seventh grade and Randy Kopp, eighth grade. Kopp coached the seventh grade team a year ago.

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The Juan Romero Baseball Camp is celebrating its 25th anniversary with his annual winter baseball camp. In looking back, Romero asks himself, “Where did all the time go. To say baseball has been a big part of my life is an understatement.” Romero boasts the longest running baseball camp in Southwest Florida. His camp, to date, has taught 7,732 campers how to play the game. Campers Carmen Cali and Chris Resop were the first two players from Collier County to play at the major league level. Cali went on to play for St. Louis and Minnesota Twins. Respo signed with the Florida Marlins in 2001. He has played for the Marlins, Los Angeles Angels, Atlanta Braves, Pittsburgh and Oakland A’s. He became a free agent on Oct. 18. Romero said the reason his camps have been successful is the quality coaches who make sure the campers have fun while they learn at a higher level. “We make sure that they take away something from each day, whether it be

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SW FLORIDA SYNOPSIS: A ridge of high pressure will provide a sunny to partly cloudy sky today with a nice afternoon. A cold front will push south tonight and Sunday with some clouds. Behind the front, there will be gusty winds.

BONITA area tides

Partly sunny. Fair tonight.

TODAY

SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY THURSDAY

SUNRISE: 6:51 A.M. SUNSET: 5:35 P.M. HIGH

Partly sunny. Fair at night. High: 82° Low: 62° Rain: 20%

LOW

HIGH

LOW

HIGH

Tuesday The Weekend 2:54 a.m. 10:44 a.m. 6:00 p.m. 10:14 p.m. Wednesday Today 3:53 a.m. 11:32 a.m. 6:43 p.m. 11:46 p.m. Thursday Sunday 5:08 a.m. 12:21 p.m. 7:22 p.m. --Friday Monday

LOW

6:42 a.m. 8:20 a.m. 9:46 a.m. 10:58 a.m.

1:15 a.m. 2:28 a.m. 3:26 a.m. 4:17 a.m.

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7:58 p.m. 8:31 p.m. 9:04 p.m. 9:37 p.m.

1:10 p.m. 1:57 p.m. 2:41 p.m. 3:22 p.m.

NAPLES area tides

SUNRISE: 6:52 A.M. SUNSET: 5:35 P.M.

TODAY

SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY THURSDAY

FRIDAY

Some sun; breezy. Inc. clouds at night. High: 79° Low: 64° Rain: 15% HIGH

TUESDAY A shower or two. T-shower at night.

LOW

HIGH

LOW

HIGH

Tuesday The Weekend 2:21 a.m. 9:52 a.m. 4:43 p.m. 10:09 p.m. Wednesday Today 3:42 a.m. 10:44 a.m. 5:33 p.m. 11:29 p.m. Thursday Sunday 5:11 a.m. 11:41 a.m. 6:23 p.m. --Friday Monday

LOW

6:33 a.m. 7:48 a.m. 8:54 a.m. 9:50 a.m.

12:42 a.m. 1:41 a.m. 2:31 a.m. 3:17 a.m.

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7:10 p.m. 7:54 p.m. 8:34 p.m. 9:10 p.m.

12:40 p.m. 1:34 p.m. 2:24 p.m. 3:11 p.m.

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High: 84° Low: 70° Rain: 65%

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SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY THURSDAY

BACKWATER: Wind calm through weekend then kicks back up; all easterly but will foul up shallow outgoing water. Tides reasonable early week; strengthen thereafter. Night air temps in 40s late week; drop water temps into high 60s. Snook nears final phases. Slots to Big Carlos channel points on faster water with pilchards/sardines; early late tides. Juveniles spread throughout Bay on any bait. Redfish action; bulls in New to Big Hickory Passes on pilchards/sardines. Slot reds on Estero River channel to east wall creek shallows on shrimp. Spec trout heating up over seagrass flats circa Mound Key. Shrimp on popper on drift 4-6’ depths.

OFFSHORE: Conditions permitting. Grouper stays top draw; gags closer in now; start 35’ structure/hard bottom with pinfish on drift; reds move west; start same action in 50-60’. Cold in Panhandle may accelerate migration of cobia, kings on deeper wrecks; with live bait under chum.

MARINE FORECAST TODAY: Wind NE 8-16 knots. Wave heights 2-4 feet. Inland waters a light chop. Visibility unrestricted.

WEDNESDAY Showers possible. A shower at night. HIGH

SUNRISE: 6:54 A.M. SUNSET: 5:35 P.M.

FISHING REPORT

FRIDAY

SUNRISE: 6:54 A.M. SUNSET: 5:35 P.M.

High: 80° Low: 63° Rain: 30%

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NEARSHORE: Eye on sea conditions post weekend. Redfish bull schools move off beaches; check Big Carlos channel; take on live bait. Mackerel action on bait schools east side MAY reef with tipped jigs over chum. Bottom action snapper, trout, flounder same venue on shrimp worked to bottom under chum.

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1:00 a.m. 1:59 a.m. 2:49 a.m. 3:35 a.m.

SUN: Wind NNE 8-16 knots. Waves 2-4 feet. Inland waters a rough chop.

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12:58 p.m. 1:52 p.m. 2:42 p.m. 3:29 p.m.

MON: Wind ENE 10-20 knots. Waves 4-7 feet. Inland waters a rough chop. TUES: Wind SE 8-16 knots. Waves 4-7 feet. Inland waters a rough chop.

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4 door Safety edition’’, beautiful cond. inside & out 5900 actual miles. Original new car manual, as well as all service records, ideal show car, fun to drive. $3990obo. 239-598-1746

2003 Lincoln LS

49, xxx miles, V-6, fully loaded. $8,000. Serious inquiries only. 239-564-8173

TIRE

AND

CLASSIFIED

877-263-6047 TRANSPORT/STORAGE Wanted: Car Storage

Naples area. Long term. Clean, dry, & secure, for 2 cars. Call Curt, 312-550-2490

VANS Dodge Caravan 1997 4 cyl. Runs great! - No air. $500. Call 239-404-8109

VEHICLES WANTED

SERVICE & PARTS 1

10.6 Dirigo/Old

AUTO SPORTS & FOREIGN

Flying-Fun-Future

Is aviation a passion? Limited offer. 239-231-8933

APPLY FOR THESE SEASONAL JOBS!

Submit Your Ad through

RECREATION AVIATION

BECAUSE

263-4700

RIM,

215/55R16, full size, $100. (239) 394-7529 on Marco Isld

Aluminum tool box

for full size truck, 18’’ deep, $150. 239-455-3493

4 FLOOR MATS, LEXUS

LS400 OR 430 SEDAN, brown, $45 for all. (239) 417-2205

TIRES $15 UP, FREE mount/balance

Call Angelo 330-0119 (Two) ’05 (factory) Toyota Corolla Wheel covers. $35/both 239-692-7421

SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES Ford Edge LTD 2011

White/black int. Exc. cond. 18,700 mi. $26,499. 227-8231

2010 TOYOTA Rav4

only 34,000 miles, limited model, all power, navi, new tires, S/R, cruise, it’s a black beauty, one owner. TOO OLD TO DRIVE. Local Naples car, call 434-610-3202.

AFFORDABLE AUTO

Consign or sell your car for cash. 239-775-6500

LARGEST BUYER IN FL Autos, trucks, RV’s, cycles. $1K to $100K. Dave (239) 250-2000

CORVETTES WANTED! Top dollar. Cash today 239 963 6311

AAAAA JUNK CARS TOP $$ GUARANTEED 239-289-7430 Absolutely All Autos Wanted! Dead or Alive Top $ FREE PICK UP 239-265-6140

WANTED

BMW, Lexus, Cadillac, Etc. Looking For A Newer Luxury Car? $ave You Thousands 239-775-6500

MOST TRUSTED

Buyer Since 1977. STEARNS MOTORS All Vehicles wanted Rod or Jim 239-774-7360.


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OPEN HOUSES/CONDOS

CONDO

and

CONDOS OPEN Naples Lakes CC Sun 1-4 4800 Shinnecock hills CT #202. 3BR/3BA+den, a must see property! $399,900. 954-649-7388

HOUSES OPEN NAPLES PARK Open Daily 1-4PM 844 98th Ave. N. WALK TO MERCATO Brand new 3BR, 2BA, 2 car, highly upgraded. $429,900. BY OWNER You are going to like it! 305-934-8708

Saturday, November 23, 2013

R/E SALES GENERAL REAL ESTATE GREAT DEALS! 3/2 SF Pool Home w/ Golf Hunters Ridge Golf CC $325,000 3/2 Home low fees Eldorado Acres $225,000 San Mirage 1/1 $97K w/ tenant 3BED/2BA with mother in law suite, $219K. Search for Homes at LifeinBonitaSprings.com

Chris Griffith 239-273-7430

GOLFING COMMUNITIES OPEN SUN. 1-4

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Areas north of San Carlos Park

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LEE COUNTY

7755 Classics Dr. Naples 4BR, 4BA, 3,850 sq. ft. Lely’s most prestigious community. Classics Plantation Estates. Reduced to $1.536M. Robin Galles 239-935-5504 Premiere Plus Realty

MIROMAR LAKES

CORKSCREW ROAD

R/E SALES

E S T E RO

ESTERO/ SAN CARLOS

Pelican Landing

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BONITA SPRINGS At River Terrace 2BR 2BA + Den, 2nd floor

Corkscrew Road north to Alico Road

End unit. All appliances, community pool, $72,500. Call 239-495-9703 or 239-405-3516

887

4141

Sanibel Island, Ft. Myers Beach, Bonita Beach,

BONITA SPRINGS

COCONUT POINT

LEE COUNTY 887

865

COLLIER COUNTY LIVINGSTON ROAD

VANDERBILT DRIVE

OLD U.S. 41

NORTHEAST COLLIER

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WIGGINS PASS RD.

IMMOKALEE ROAD

VANDERBI LT DRIVE

RECENTLY REDUCED! $315,000 Gated, 3BR, 2BA pool home. 239-272-8764

2 Adjoining Condo Hotel Rooms

4141

TURN YOUR BICYCLE INTO BUCKS

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ORANGE BLOSSOM

LIVINGST ON ROAD

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PINE RIDGE ROAD

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Barfield Bay

877-263-6047 BUSINESS BUILDINGS

41

RESTAURANT / BAR

North Naples. Brand New. $99,000. Call Al DuQuet CGC @ 239-571-3000.

BAREFOOT WILLIAMS ROAD

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MARCO ISLAND

South of Manatee including Isles of Capri, Marco Island, Goodland and Everglades City

Collier Bay

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By Owner, Rarely available. Regent model 3/2 1800 sq. ft., cul-de-sac, Lg lake view of town center/bridges, tennis courts, gym, restaurant. By Appt. $367,500. 239-596-2392

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Tarpon Bay

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Fixer Uppers Bank Foreclosures Distress Sales Company owned properties from $220,000 and up FREE PRE-RECORDED MESS. 1-800-661-0461 ID#1042

Village Walk Naples

Capri Blvd.

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39th Street SW

Free List with Pictures Upscale Homes that need minor cosmetic work only $500K - $3.5 Mil Free Pre-Recorded Message 1-800-661-0461 ID#1048 4/3 Carlyle, custom pool. $449K. (239) 253-7660

DAVIS BOULEVARD

BAYSHORE DRIVE

R.

EXECUTIVE FIXER UPPERS

856

RADIO ROAD

LAKEVIEW DR. LD

BY OWNER 2/2

with boat slip. Across from Ritz-Carlton. 313-702-9264

ISLAND WALK

MANATEE ROAD

I MAINSA

Sell no longer needed items through CLASSIFIED Just call 877-263-6047

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SOUTH NAPLES

951

Recreation Ln.

 AIRPORT-PULLING ROAD

GULF

SANTABARBARA BOU LEVARD

GOLDEN GATE PARKWAY GOODLETTE-FRANK ROAD



NAPLES

GREEN BOULEVARD

SANTA BARBARA BOU LEVARD

CRAYTON RD.

PARK SHORE DR.

West of 951, south of Vanderbilt Beach Rd. to Vineyards on the west and I-75 on the south. East of 951 - south of Immokalee Rd. LIVINGSTON R OA D

GOODLETTE-FRANK ROAD

GOLDEN GATE

West of US 41 from County Line, south to Bayshore Dr.

Ke nd

$104K. See Website at http://condohotelrooms forsale.wordpress.com

882

VANDERBILT BEACH RD. 31

PELICAN BAY BLVD.

NAPLES

951

OAKS BOULEV ARD

West of 951 to US 41, north Collier/Lee County line. South to Manatee and 951

VAND E BEACHRBLI T RD.

FOR SALE BY OWNER

15c

AIRPORT-PULLING ROAD

GULFSHORE DRIVE

IMMOKALEE ROAD

NAPLES

WEST NAPLES

LEE COUNTY

17b

111THAVENUE

LOWEST PRICE! One Bedroom Penthouse 1.5 baths and over 1,000 sq. ft. LOWEST PRICED condo in Coconut Point, sunny southern exposure. Just reduced to $189K MLS#213503532 Call Steve Schoepfer 239-564-3877 CoconutPointListings.com

North of Immokalee Rd./Oil Well Rd., East of 951

VALEWOOD DRIVE

NORTHBR OOK DRIVE

IMPERIAL GOLF COURSE BLVD.

IMMOKALE E

41

41

BONITA BEACH ROAD

PRICE REDUCED! 2/2 + Den Penthouse. Prof. decor by Robb & Stucky. Seller paid $579,000 unfurn. in 2007. Loaded with upgrades, tropical retreat. $299,000 Turnkey Furn. MLS#212039407

PALMIRA BOULEVARD

BONITA BEACH ROAD

865

All of Bonita Springs, RAGSDALE ST. plus Bonita Beach

BONITA SPRINGS

BONI TA GRANDE RD.

MARBELLA AT SPANISH WELLS

EAST TERRY TERR STREET

OLD U.S. 41

BONITA GRANDE RD.

To

Williams

TERRY STREET

SOUTHEAST COLLIER

IMPERIAL. 2BR, 2BA,

Spotless, 1st floor, directly on lake, full laundry, spacious lanai. $138,800. Has $8,000 to $10,000 income in season. By owner. Larry, 239-682-6803 TO MARCO (See Inset At Left)

951

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Includes Everglades City, Chokoloskee and Port of the Islands area.

CONDOS GENERAL

MERCATO- Naples

2BR, 2BA condo, wood flrs. $525K. Linda Reidy, PA. 239643-6680 Premiere Plus Realty

High Point Golf & Tennis. 2/2, top 6th fl. unit, nice cond., great sunset view. Free golf, tennis, pools! New clubhouse, exercise room, close to everything. $179,500. Owner, 239-649-8704

MOBILE HOMES/LAND Caribbean Park 55+ NEW & USED HOMES! GREAT SPECIALS! 597-4504

NAPLES BEST

55+ Resident Owned Waterfront 1&2 Bedrm From $30K to $249K. 239.774.5484 napleslandyachtharbor.org

New Park Model

with all the extras. All set up ready to move in. Located in a beautiful 55+ park in Bonita. Owner financing and will take trades. Asking $39,900. Call 269 806 6088

TALL OAKS

Naples 55+ Comm. (800) 622-1660 talloaksofnaples.com

THIS WEEK’S SPECIAL 3 Park Models with attached porches. Beautiful Citrus Park in Bonita Springs. from $25,900. MOVE IN READY. HOLIDAY RV TRAILER SALES 19710 South US 41, Ft Myers 239-590-0066

OUT OF TOWN

33B

RENTALS SLEEPING ROOMS A FURNISHED ROOM

in Bonita, cable/net, semi private bath, laundry, $450. Ref. required. Call 978-761-2422

ROOMS/EFFICIENCIES starting at $55/night; $330 wk Fairways Motel 239-597-8181

VACATION RENTALS BONITA BEACHWALK

Key West style complex, just eight blocks to Bonita Beach. Restaurants and shopping close by. Relax at the pool & large Chickee hut. Fully Furnished, just bring your toothbrush. 2BR, 3BA unit with den. Private garage with enclosed entry. No pets. References Required. Available January, February & April 2014 @ $3,500. per month. Call 239-495-9703 or 239-405-3516 for more information.

Diamond Lake 2/2

+ den, 1st fl., lake view w/att. garage. $3500. 239-250-9440

Naples Bath & Tennis

2BR, 2BA furn. 2nd flr. Avail Jan., Feb., Mar or Apr. $3K mo. No pets. 239-330-9027 PELICAN LANDING 3/2 Waterfront 1st fl. amenities $2,500-$3,500. 239-498-3329

WANTED TO RENT Island Walk or in that vicinity Professional couple looking for Annual rental. Excellent references And job history. Please call 239-860-9052 Unfurnished or furnished!

Professional Couple looking for an annual lease in The Vineyards. Excellent credit and work history. Please call 239-860-9052

WAREHOUSES AA - VARIOUS UNITS FOR RENT! For info call 239-564-0756 Moates Realty

Colorado Historic 2nd home or corp. retreat. $490K. See Website. http://rockymountainretreat. shutterfly.com

RENTALS APTS/CONDOS UNFURN

MERCHANDISE ANTIQUES AAA Homer Helter’s Antique & Military Mall, 5510 Shirley St. M-S 10-5; 239-594-9900

Bike- Ladies 5 speed.

VILLAGIO,

2/2

Garage. Great Location. 1st, last, sec. $1,350. 239-860-6640

BONITA SPRINGS AA 2BR - 3BR condos

pool, water/golf course views starting $899. 239-331-6903

1BR 1BA $715. near

beach, non-smoker & no pets. Utl incl avail Dec 1st 877-4275

COMMERCIAL C-5 ZONE, bay door,

1,000 sq. ft. Terrace Ave. Good for mechanic. $750 per month. (239) 455-5155 For Sale or Lease Condo Warehouse. w/office. 951 & I-75. 1500 sq. ft 239-250-6428

WAREHOUSE/OFFICE FOR SALE OR LEASE

Tollgate Commercial Plaza Centrally located near I-75; 1500 sq ft w/ Office, Central Air, 14ftH x 14ftW Overhead Door; OR 3000 sq ft (front to back) also available. Call Paul, Owner (239)253-4755

HOUSES UNFURN Park Shore Remodeled 3/2, 2 car gar. Annual

$3700/mo. ARES 239-261-2334

Sell It With Classified! 877-263-6047 OFFICE SPACE AAA A-1

YOUR OFFICE - IT’S HERE! (239) 261-1824

AAA Beautiful Suites from $225 w/conference room. Call 239-643-1600

Up To 3 Mo FREE

Rent FRENCH Executive Suites Net Commercial ous Sizes. Beth 261-2888

QUARTER and Triple Space, VariSnoke 239-

OUT OF TOWN BIG CANOE, GA

2/2 cabin with hot tub & mountain views, available for weekly rentals. 90 min. north of Atlanta, enjoy golf, tennis, hiking, waterfalls. Explore & shop charming mountain towns nearby. For emailed brochure, rates & availability: foxglove@windstream.net or call 706-579-1233

SEASONAL BAY FOREST updated

3BR 2BA, 2 car garage. Dec thru Apr. 2014 (239) 676-8191

OLD NAPLES BEACH

1BR Guesthouse. Nov. - April $2500-$2700/Mo 239-261-7130

with basket. $35. 947-1013 WW1 Lead Toy Soldier 3“ with SNARE DRUM , MINT $25. Call 239-514-7795

APPLIANCES BUY/SELL Appliances CASH PAID for washer, dryers, fridges & stoves 289-1243

FREEZER, Kenmore 14 cu ft upright, works good, $100. (239) 732-7463 Frig- GE, Black. Ex. cond. $100. 239-537-0677

GLASS TOP STOVE SS, Kenmore, $150. 843-469-7844

KITCHEN RANGE, Brand new, stainless steel, black glass top, 4 burners, $350. Call 304-0494 Maytag washer white,

$125. Small GE frig, top freezer $80. 843-469-7844

REFRIGERATOR

2.7 cu. ft. Like new. $70. (239) 450-2122.

Stove: White Kenmore glass top self clean-

ing. Good cond. $60. 7750216

TIGER ELECTRIC POT (Electro-pump pot)

Electronic Control Type * Mild Electro-Controlled Water Pouring * Fluoro-Resine Inner-Coating of Container * Dechlorine Boiling-Function * High Temperature Stable, “Keep Warm“ System * Empty-Heating Prevention Asking $25 (manual included) Call 239-566-0682

Washer, Whirlpool,

new, one of the best, white, $250 OBO. (239) 405-8734

Whirlpool

washer,

$125. SS GE dishwasher, $125. 843-469-7844

BEAUTY/HEALTH Massage Facial Table w/carrying case. $125. CASH ONLY 239-495-0789

BICYCLES 26 in. Huffy Bike $75 Firm. Call 603-630-3544 Naples

26 in mountain bike, Canyon Lakes brand, good tires. $65. (239) 450-2122.

Mens & Ladies Beach Cruisers. Exc. cond. $65/ea.

239-692-8268 Schwinn 24in. boys & girls mountain bikes. Both very nice. asking $75 ea. 498-7276

SCHWINN MENS BIKE

21 speed Mountain Bike, 26’’ $125. Call 239-495-2134


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HOME & PROFESSIONAL 263-4700 1-877-263-6047 SERVICES

CALL or toll free Fax: 263-4703 • Email: classad@naplesnews.com

State law requires advertisers offering contractor services to include their license number in all ads. for information call 403-2431. AIR CONDITIONING

CARPET

DRIVING

ALL Installs* Repairs

COMPLETE INSTALLED NEW IN BOX A/C SYSTEMS

Sales! Licensed & Insured Ron (239) 253-3317

CLEANING

13SEER R-410A 2-TON..........$2099* 3-TON..........$2399* 4-TON..........$2699* * SALES * SERVICE * INSTALLATION

A HOUSE CLEANER

Lic. & 20 + yrs. exp. Bonita, Estero. Deb 239-258-5837

GERMAN FAMILY

Cleaners 450-4834, 390-2572 License-Insured-Bonded

LIFETIME AIR, LLC (239) 243-3503

MARIA’S CLEANING Service (from Poland) (239) 331-4576

FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED Lic#CAC1817011 Insured

SISTERS IN GRIME

*Prices subject to change

Serving SW Florida for over 20 years. Family owned & operated. #1000698 239-495-3788

HANDYMAN

LIMO DRIVER

Part time, drive your car. You choose days & hours. Call 239-405-5770

Bad Drywall, Tile Repair? Lic. & Ins. Dave 239-601-7950

DRACK HOME Service

HANDYMAN

Inc. Repairs and Cleaning #100119

AAA AFFORDABLE

ASAP WORK, VERY HONEST, NEAT! Lic & Ins 239-287-2796

A Semi-Retired Contractor is multi-talented with old fashioned principles and craftsmanship. Avail. for misc. jobs around the home. No job too small. Reasonable rates. Lic. #1304905. Call Denny at 239-495-9608

A Deal! $25. 784-8989

SIX 36inX80in wood flat panel doors. $20ea or $100/all Call 239-774-6761

w/100 rounds. N.I.B. $499. or trade for silver. 201-401-7768

SMOKIN’ BARRELS

Upper Cabinets (2) off

white (30x42x12 & 36x30x6) Asking $10 ea. 239-353-0313

CAMERAS & EQUIP. KODAK

308 REMINGTON #770

CAROUSEL

Slide projector, with tray & case $50/obo. (952) 240-5502

CHILDRENS LOFT Bed, metal with

desk & bookshelf, incl mattress, like new $325. 348-8323

Gun Shop - WH Knives, 5400 Taylor Rd. 239-431-6221

WAYNE BERGQUIST

Guns - Gunsmithing 5760 Shirley St. 594-1573

FREE MERCHANDISE Color. About 12 strands. 239267-3093, S. Ft. Myers.

Free: 3 drawer metal

Arche women’s shoes

file cabinet & wooden swivel bar stool. Must pick up by Sunday. 239-298-2200.

MEN’S LONDON FOG

CRICUIT Expression 2

CLOTHING pair, size 7-1/2, black, new in box, $50. 239-514-7795 Leather jacket/brown, med. Perfect cond. $45. 495-5490

NEW

BIRKENSTOCK

DENIM/TAN LEATHER SIZE 9 CLOGS $29. 239-566-8673

COLLECTIBLES A Pictures: 3 gold framed Portuguese original prints & framed handpainted Naples Pier. $295/all or obo 239-9192000 A Thomas McNight large ’Chalk & Vermilion’ NY. $495 or obo 239-919-2000

Avon Christmas Plates

paper cutter, DVD instructions $199. paid $299. 440-281-1978

HOUSEHOLD A Glass table & matching bamboo chairs, wine glasses & ac-

cess. $295/all or OBO. 919-2000

239-

A

Key West Bamboo Couch Sleeper, coffee table & wine rack $450/all or obo. 239-919-2000

A Key West 5 drawer dresser, table & exotic lamps. $295/all or obo. 239-919-2000 BAKER’S RACK

1981, 1989, 1990 $15ea (239) 992-7856

CHAMPAGNE GLASSES, 6 vintage ornate, gor-

geous $30.

HOBBIES

(239) 860-2983

Christmas Village Dept

56, w/accessories in orig box perft cond. $350/all. 732-6451

Dept 56 snow village,

all pcs purchased in ’85 & ’86 disp only 2x perf cond in original box $350/all 261-7171

HESS Trucks assorted

1970’s, in boxes $50. each. Call 239-732-5588

HESS Trucks assorted

1990’s, in boxes $30. each Call 239-732-5588

HESS Trucks assorted

1980’s, in boxes. $40. each Call 239-732-5588

LITTLE BIG BOOK

1934“TARZAN THE FEARLESS Buster Crabbe $10. 514-7795

Visit a whimsical

animal zoo collection; over 500 little sports, musical, farmer figurines; carved wood, ceramic, metal, straw, plastic. Every animal Aardvark to Zebra. Will accept best offer. (239) 304-5444

Black wrought iron, 4 shelves, exc. cond. $40. 239-434-2426

BARREL CHAIRS, huge

trendy, apple green cushions, $50. (239) 860-2983

Bathroom

Vanity

Lights. Brand new. 3 light & 4 light. Both $150. 814-3122270

Beautiful Glass CURIO. $500 239-566-3090

Breakfast set 4 Chairs

w/arms & rollers. $150. Recliner, $40. 239-566-3090

BUFFET and HUTCH Beveled Glass doors. $500. 239-566-3090

CHAMPAGNE CRYSTAL

STEMWARE GLASSES $18/ALL 239-566-8673

Couch, 2 chairs, end

& coffee tables, 2 lamps, asking $225. (239) 597-2772

Dark Cherry 9 drawer Bureau $75. (239)

348-1230

DEACON’S BENCH

Frederick Duckloe. Exc. cond. $500. 239-495-2455

DESK, WALNUT,

COMPUTERS

Executive, nice cond. 30 x 60, $200 incl. chair. 239-273-2772

HPC 6180 PRINTER,

Brother 890 MC FAX machine & Cisco Link system E1200 router. BEST OFFER. 643-5195

$300. Sofa w/matching ottoman, $200. 239-566-3090

Microtek

DINING TABLE, Queen

Scanner

;

Dining Table, 6 Chairs,

Scanmaker 4850; DPI4800x2400 & 48 bit. Price $25. Call 39-564-6557

Anne, 6 chairs. 56-100“ incl. pads, seats 10 $200. Cash only. Call 239-495-0789

Sunpak QSX 9002 TM bubble level tripod & monopod w/ two quick release plates in the box. Price $20. 239-564-6557

DISHES: Studio Nova

FIREARMS N.I.B. S&W Mary &

Paul 9mm Shield. IWB holster. 4 mags. $725. 239-877-6818

New Gabriele, 50 pcs, $45. Marco Island (239) 389-9404

Drexel King bedroom

set brown/blk trim $325. 239-821-5945.

Drying

Rack,

new,

$10. New shower curtain, rings & rod, $10. 239-434-2426

Lic. #000195 and 12057 Free Estimates. 239-495-0303

LEAKS & NEW ROOFS CCC # 1252414 Call 775-1132

SCREEN REPAIR JOHN SHOWALTER #031258. 239-354-2620

Jerry’s Home Service

HOUSEHOLD

HOUSEHOLD

LAWN & GARDEN

Eaton Purpose Like Space Heater. $275. 216-299-0972

Electric Grill Aussie

1.5 yrs old. Stand, cover & Rotisserie. $150. 814-312-2270

File Cabinet 2 drawer

HOME IMPROVEMENT Repair & Re-glazing of Bathtubs/Wall Tile. 598-3565

RUG 5 x 8. Blue &

Ivory color. 6 mos old. Exc cond. $175. 239-596-0862

SNOW CONE MAKER Event size. $275. 216-299-0972

SOFA, Robb & Stucky,

Mirror

14x60. Asking $15. Please call 239-353-0313

white, good condition, $150, 239-596-1544. Sofa w/2 Recliner Seat $100. Light blue love seat $50. all in good Cond. 348-1230

GENNA LADIES GOLF

Swivel Club Chair (Best)

Lateral, oak. Excellent condition. $60. 239-775-8292

Framed

Wall

complete set. Good condition. $25. Call 239-455-6267

Glass gold frame shelves .76in high, 40in

wide. $85. Call 239-774-6761

FREE: Christmas Lights. Multi and White

Gulfshore Painting

* FREE ESTIMATES *

MERCHANDISE

HOUSEHOLD

BUILDING SUPPLIES

Property Maintenance Lic. & Ins. Call 821-7930.

Paint & Wallpaper Since 1989 #12039. NEAT! 596-3928

ROOF REPAIR

MERCHANDISE

FIREARMS

Lexan Hurricane Shutters (1) 99’’x57’’. (1) 99’’x51’’.

Jack’s Handyman &

AAAAA TOP JOB

Naples Oldest & Best New Location 550 10th St. N. 261-4413

MERCHANDISE

fire fighter. Insured, Lic. 020373. Norm 404-2653

BICYCLES

NOV. 23, 9AM-5PM NOV. 24, 9AM-3PM ARABA SHRINE TEMPLE 2010 Hanson St. at 41, 33901 847-863-3929

Pressure Washing, Carpentry, Repairs. Pool Certified. Licensed. (239) 223-4477

PAINTING

THE FRAME UP

Bathcrest Of Naples,

MERCHANDISE

’Easy’ Ridin 1-SD Crusier. Exc cond. $130. 239-784-8989

Jack of All Trades

Large Or Small Jobs & PickUp & Delivery! 239-249-4367

PICTURE FRAMING

DEPENDABLE, retired

MERCHANDISE Fort Myers Antique Arms Collectors Show

Pressure 450-4861

MARTINS MOVING

Painting, Power Washing Best Prices! 30 years Lic. #02517 (239) 248-4106

MERCHANDISE Women’s 26’’ Raleigh

MOVERS

DO ALL-Got Rotten Wood

Glass top table, 48’’

4 wood chairs, traditional, sacrifice $195. 239-784-2226

HIDE-A-BED,

QUEEN

2 Twin Beds White 1 head board/ 1 nigh stand & 1 lamp $75. 348-1230

TWIN mattress &

box spring, new condition, $95 OBO. 239-963-7927

Twin Quilt Comforter sets, (2). Reversible. $30. Call 239-434-2426.

Wall unit, dark

rattan 6’ H x 3’ W, real nice, sacrifice $99. 239-784-2226.

Wall unit with desk,

wood, 2 pc., 6’ W, very nice, sacrifice $195. 239-784-2226

Tablecloth

Wicker Chairs 2, on

napkins. New. $50. 537-6030

&

casters w/cushions. White. Good quality. $20ea 992-5667

Table for printer on casters. $50/ 537-6030

TV

TABLE

w/

glass

Wicker

sofa, cushions flower very nice $80. pair of lamps $10. 216-544-2566.

Green leather, extra mattress, $195. Call 239-450-2122 King Comforter Set Island Botanical w/Drapery. $200. ($500 value) 814-312-2270

shelf, 32x21, black, new cond. $20. (239) 595-1060 on Marco

JEWELRY

2 Twin beds complete

2 CT DIAMOND Rolex. 239-250-3832

Lanai set, 60’’ round

2 Twin beds like new

round, glass top table with 4 chairs. Dark brown aluminum frame. Chairs have custom made cushions. The entire set in excellent condition. $1000. In Fort Meyers, call 330-7033846

includes all bedding, nice! $175 for all. 239-774-1064 with matt/box & frames, sacrifice $295. 239-784-2226

Door

Doctor

Repairs, Rollers, Locks & More. Lic.#055563 Ins. 239-732-7070

Tommy Bahama. Like new. 2 yrs. old. $200. 814-312-2270

(oval)

SLIDING DOORS Sliding

3 CT DIAMOND

DIAMONDS-WATCHES

-JEWELRY- GOLD AND SILVER COINS. I buy, sell, trade, appraise, repair. 239-403-1055

ELECTRIC HEDGE TRIMMER w/extension cord. $45. 239-450-2122

Electric leaf blower, w/extension cord, Black & Decker $45. 239-450-2122

MACHINERY & TOOLS 12’’

Miter

Saw

2 SAW HORSES, pro

adjust steel, brand $25/pr. (239) 595-1060

Call Classified!

877-263-6047 TABLE

BELT

Sander

Clark model BT1019. new. $75 (239) 398-4433

MEDICAL SUPPLIES CHAIR WITH ARMS, $25 Call 239-261-0735

Digital maximum contrast

elect. magnifier. Used for vision impaired. $300. 530-0852

sectional

Black, can be arranged many ways. $1,000. 1 leather sofa, Brown, new $650. Dining table & 4 chairs- 2 leather, 2 microfiber, like new $475. Wood coffee table $60. 3 Rugs $100/ea. 2 chairs, Hooker brand $750 for pair. All top quality and perfect. Call 724944-1508 Cell. Located in Bonita Springs.

NEW SAKURA PLATE VINTAGE PUPPY DESIGN STONEWARE $15. 239-566-8673 68“

Standing

Frame. Holds 15 - 8x10 Pictures. $25. 239-353-0313

Patio - loveseat, 2

chairs, 1 coffee table, alum. $400. 239-595-8113

PATIO

TABLE

Brand

new rect 3 1/2 x 5 w tan alum frame $89. 239-789-7555

Patio Table 30’’ Glass top. Exc cond. $30. 239-596-0862

Perfect 8 place settings-Royal Doulton China,

Juliet. Cost $1,200. Sell $450. 239-659-3010

Pictures assortment

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of sizes. All 2 yrs old. $20-$35. 814-312-2270

POPCORN MAKER Event size. $275. 216-299-0972

Queen size mahogany bed frame. Storage in

lighted headboard. No need for a box spring. $350. 4555026

Redecorating.

All

in

BRAND NEW Condition Leather furniture, tables, lamps, photos avail. 239-789-8450

Rocker recliner with

ottoman, brown leather, Euro style. $225. Call 401-556-4676.

ROCKING CHAIR, log wood style, $40. (239) 2699727 on Marco Island

Like

ADJUSTABLE SHOWER

many ways $1000. Leather sofa - Brown New $650. Dining table & 4 chairs - 2 leather 2 microfiber like new $475. Wood coffee table $60. 3 rugs $100. each. 2 Chairs. Hooker brand $750. for the pair. All top quality and perfect call 724-944-1508 cell in Bonita Shores.

Oak

new

Want to Buy?

Leather Sectional black, can be arranged

Leather

&

Belt Sander. $160 or will trade for silver. 201-401-7768

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WHEELCHAIR

$50. Companion Wheelchair $40. both like new 455-6267

INVACARE adjustable bedside commode, $35. Call 239-261-0735

Jazzy Pride Mobility Chair. Never used. $700.

239-992-3086

MERRIT 4 WHEEL

walker w/seat, basket, and backrest. $60. 239-261-0735

Power Life & recliner

Chair, leather cream color. $500 obo new $2K 821-5322

2 SUCTION MOUNT HANDLES, $7 Each. Call 239-261-0735

ESTATE SALES

A Huge Yard Sale Thurs. Fri. & Sat. 11/21, 22, 23 8AM-4:30 25307 Paradise Rd

Antiques, coke collectibles, campbell kids, Longaberger baskets, Vera Bradley purses, Willowtree figurines, wicker, beer sign, tool & fishing stuff & so much more. 777-5478

A MULTI 4 FAMILY 27820 MATHESON,

Off Dean St. Fri & Sat 8AM-3PM Crystal, collectibles, home decor, tools kitchen items, pictures, etc.

A TV, kitchen items,

MOVING SALE!

cassette radio, Sony stereo, 2 chairs, baskets, shower curtains, large Yoga mat, $295/all or obo 239-919-2000

All Must Go!! Living & Dining Room, lamps, etc. OPEN FRI & SAT: 9AM - 2PM 9764 Glen Heron Dr, 34135.

BBQ GRILL, STAINLESS, by Dacor, $200. (239)

MOVING SALE

269-9727 on Marco Island

Beach Chairs (3).

Paid $35/ea. Sell For $45/all. 775-0216

BOOKS: 20 hard back, 53 paper back, various genre. $25/all (239) 992-7856

Christmas Tree, Robb & Stucky. used 1 season. Sell $75. Paid $399. 239-348-1909

Concret outdoor table

on pedestals , 56x30x2.5 in. $50. Call (239) 597-8359 countertop grill. $35. Call 537-6030

Kia Optima Car Cover used one time $25. Call 239-498-3329

Material for quilting: Lg tub $20. Yarn & quilting supplies $50 obo. 405-2896 Shelving for garage $35. Blue pottery $40; energy saving ceiling fan brown $90/obo 239-398-9452 handpainted

houses in 2 sizes. (15) $15/ea. 537-6030 877-263-6047 The number to call for help in placing a classified ad!

MUSICAL CA$H FOR $AX

I BUY old Saxaphones Any Condition. 239-289-0869

LP RECORD ALBUMS (73) 1980s ROCK $75/ALL FIRM. (239) 992-7856

Sterling Console

PIANO. Excellent shape. $425. 239-692-9229

PETS & LIVESTOCK Chihuahua

23355 OLDE MEADOWBROOK CIR. Fri. & Sat. 8AM-4PM Tools, dishes, mens clothes & more!

Sat.-Sun. 9AM-1PM

27040 Pine Trail Ct. off East Terry. From Junk to Gems! Come & find your treasure!

ESTATE SALES

George Foreman

Xmas

10300 PEPE LANE FRI. & SAT. 7:30AM-1PM FURNITURE, MUCH MISC. EVERYTHING GOES!

Puppies

Adorable & unique. $350 ea. 239-321-2284 / 239-292-7204

Chihuahua puppy,

female, 6 weeks, only $50 for good home. 239-645-0890

Chihuahua 11 wk.

old male, 1st shots, black/ white. $249. (239) 634-9363

Havanese Puppies

5 male, 1 female multi colors, AKC, 7 weeks old $1,500ea. 816-863-8836 MALTIPOO PUPS Beautiful. Cert. home raised, no shed. $800. up. 239-281-6984

Red Rump Male

Parakeet with cage $50/obo. 239-591-4558

SEE THROUGH LARGE DOG HOUSE with glass windows $25. 239-597-8359

SHIHTZU - BICHON 9

A PREMIER ESTATE SALE

4188 Tamiami Trail N. Heron Place Shopping Center 1 mile south of Pine Ridge Rd. Just North of Devoe Cadillac behind Wendy’s, enter parking lot from Shady Rest Ln. THURS, FRI, & SAT November 21 - 23 9AM - 5PM, 3 DAYS ONLY!!! Premier Liquidation Services, Inc., (239) 261-2091

ESTATE SALE

12 Noon Everything must go! Lenox Crystal: Lenox, Christmas item, furniture, many one of a kind items. 147 Kirtland Dr. (in Willoughby Acres) MOVING & DEMO SALE Contents, furnishings and all demo including outdoor.

sewing machines, exercise equip, Nascar collectibles, lawn mower, video games, washing machine, Xmas decorations. 6020 Lancewood Way Sat, Nov. 23th, 8AM-2PM

That perfect employee can work for you. Find the right person for your office with a CLASSIFIED. Just call 877-263-6047

FRI - SUN: 9AM - 3PM 781 CAXAMBAS DR, Marco

HUGE YARD SALE

Golden Gate Assembly of God off 951 (Collier Blvd.) South of Porky’s 3899 29th Avenue SW. Many Vendors !! Sat. 11/23. 8am-1pm

Visit website:

www.elanestatesales.com

for pictures and info

Nov. 22, 23, 24th Fri/Sat/Sun 10-4PM 3200 Binnacle Dr. H3 Located in Navarra Condo, Moorings Upscale Furniture, Flat Scrn TV’, 2 King Bedroom Sets, Dining & Dinette Set, Kitchen items, L/R Set, Unique Lamps, Holiday Décor, China, Antique Furnishings, Hummel’s, Jewelry, Royal Doulton Figurines, Pottery, Asian Rugs, Collectibles, Waterford Crystal & much more! DEALERS WELCOME! Call 239-253-5446

NAPLES MOVING

NORTH NAPLES BENTLEY VILLAGE THRIFT SHOP

US 41 between Wiggins Pass & Bonita Beach Road Annual Holiday Sale Trees, Decorations, Christmas Attire. It’s HUGE! Friday - 11/22 - One Day Only! Info: 239-431-2188

A BIG SALE in Estero

Fri & Sat 8AM-2PM 22702 Island Lakes Dr (in Fountain Lakes) Womens & Mens clothes & shoes, pictures, books, cushions, 2 TV’s Casio keyboard, Xmas decor, HO train cars, linens, kitchen table, artificial flowers & more!

GARAGE SALES

Community Sale Heron Pointe

SAT 11/23 8AM-1PM 2051 Timberline Dr. Furniture, household items, clothes etc!

FOUR SEASONS

1470 Silver Sand Ave FRI-SAT 9am-5pm Huge sale! lots of toys, household goods, tools, misc, too much to list!

Annual Rio Vista

Yard Sale! Lots of everything. Friday & Saturday 8AM12. Rio Vista Circle, off of Pennsylvania, Bonita Springs Fundraiser Benefiting 2 Charities: Collier Animal Rescue and Naples Shelter for Women and Children. Adaptable dogs onsite. SAT-SUN 7AM 3PM 5869 SEAGRASS LANE

SALE :

The ESTATES, 2190 18th Ave NE. SAT 10-4PM. Furn, household, decorative items, much more

ESTERO/SAN CARLOS

839 96th Ave N

Fri & Sat 8AM-? New items for gifts, something for everyone.

YARD SALE, SAT Only Nov 23rd 8am - ? 136 Palm View Dr.

FREE KIT

Placing Classified Ads has never been easier! Online:

naplesnews.com/classified Fax: (239)

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E-Mail: classad@naplesnews.com Please be sure to include your name, address and daytime phone number. We will call you to confirm receipt of ad. Phone: General Classified and Real Estate: (239) 263-4700 or 1-877-263-6047 Recruitment: (239)

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REMINDER: A Collier County or City of Naples permit is required when you have a garage sale. The permit is free and available at the City of Naples Building and Zoning Department, 295 Riverside Cir., 403-2400 if you live in the city OR County Development Services, 2800 N. Horsehoe Dr., and North Collier Government Services Center, 2335 Orange Blossom Dr., Naples. Marco Island residents may obtain their permits from Marco Island City Hall, 50 Bald Eagle Drive.

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Use this handy map to help you find the location of the garage sales you wish to visit. This map is divided into six areas: Bonita Springs, North Naples, Golden Gate, Naples, South Naples and Marco.

Tuesday through Friday 2PM, one day prior Saturday, Sunday & Monday 5PM Friday

BONITA SPRINGS IMPERIAL GOLF COURSE BLVD.

NAPLES-IMMOKALEE ROAD 111TH AVE.

LADY Cobra Complete set with bag, graphite shafts $100. Call 239-566-8893

Mans Golf Clubs

TV, DVD, STEREO 42’’ FLAT SCREEN TV

Speakers, Bose Book-

Capri Blvd. Tarpon Bay

shelf speaker model 201V; $95 pair. Call 239-793-2252

BANYAN BLVD.

State Rd. 95

on console. Beautiful. $450 or will trade for silver. 201-4017768

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Email, Fax or Mail. We offer FREE classified ads for non-commercial items less that $500 in value (price must be included in the ad). The ads are up to 3 lines and run for 7 days one time only.

Real Estate For Sale By Owner Special – $200 Seven line ads, 14 days in Naples Daily News, all community publications, naplesnews.com and Topads.

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GREEN BLVD.

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GOLDEN GATE SANTA BARBARA BLVD.

PARK SHORE DR.

PINE RIDGE RD.

DAVIS BLVD. COUNTY BARN RD.

Womens Senior Flex

King Cobra golf clubs, with bag. $95. Call 239-498-9348

CRAYTON RD.

NORTH NAPLES LIVINGSTON RD.

TOTAL GYM

Hardly used. All parts. $200. 239-234-9000

VANDERBILT BEACH RD.

AIRPORT-PULLING RD.

golf clubs ea. Each w/ separate bags. All for $100. 516983-1274

GULF PARK DR.

TAMIAMI TRAIL NORTH (41)

SET OF Mens & ladies

PELICAN BAY BLVD.

GOODLETTE-FRANK ROAD

Gulf Of Mexico

Taylor Made Burner. Complete w/bag. $150. 353-0906 MODEL 540 ELECTRIC TREADMILL $275. 239-566-8673

Axle weight approx. 3,500 pounds. Newly built, never used. Galvanized 3’’ box steel tubing frame. Bed is one inch X 5.5 inch wood planks. New 15’’ wheels & tires, with locks. 2’’ ball hook up with lights, hydraulic assist brakes. Safety chains & tie downs. MUST GO! $900. obo Call 239-992-4875 in Bonita

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It’s fun...it’s simple...and best of all it’s a great way to convert all those no-longer needed household items into instant cash for yourself.

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FLAT BED TRAILER 6’ wide & 8’ long

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GARAGE SALES

SPORTING GOODS $100.

Craft supplies, tools,

ESTATE SALE: Sat. Nov 23rd Only; 7am -

wks to 5 months; $399 - $699. Credit card OK . 239-989-8027

good condition, (239) 455-8420.

GOLDEN GATE

FRI & SAT 9 - 4PM Everything Must Go! 5277 TREE TOPS DR.

25424 CARNEY CIR

11/21-11/24 8am-3pm Household, tools, golf equip, bikes!

MISCELLANEOUS

GARAGE SALES

STATE RD. 951

DRIVE

BONITA SPRINGS

GARAGE SALES

RATTLESNAKE-HAMMOCK RD.

SOUTH NAPLES

TO MARCO

STATE ROAD 951

MEDICAL SUPPLIES

GARAGE SALES

MERCHANDISE

Saturday, November 23, 2013

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