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Naples 2016 Independence Day Celebration

The Naples 2016 Independence Day Celebration starts with a parade at 10am and ends with a bang of fireworks at 9pm. What happens between is up to you.July 4th is now just four days away.  Half the year is already gone.  How will you be celebrating our nation’s birthday?  Might I suggest the Naples 2016 Independence Day Celebration?

Naples 2016 Independence Day Celebration

The Naples 2016 Independence Day Celebration starts off nicely with a fun parade at 10am.  Beginning at Broad St, floats, bands and more entries will wind their way to Third St.  From there, they will continue north to 5th Ave.  Then, they will turn east on 5th and make their way south on 8th St.  After they pass City Hall, the parade will end at 8th Ave and 8th St.  I suggest you get there a little early to find your spot along the parade route.  It gets crowded quickly.  Bring a lawn chair with you for comfort.

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The City of Naples hosts their annual July 4th fireworks at 9pm.  Watch as the skies over our Naples community light up with hundreds of bursting lights.  The fireworks launch from the Naples Pier.  The weather man is predicting warm, humid weather on Monday.  Highs might get to the low 90s during the day, with a 50% chance of rain.  It should cool off a little by the time the fireworks start.  Dress appropriately.

Here is some advice for dog lovers to heed before heading out to the Naples 2016 Independence Day Celebration.  Your furry friend may be the light of your life.  However, even the calmest pet can freak out in crowds.  Random little kids barrel towards them, holding out their hands to “pet the doggy”.  Hundreds of pairs of legs are everywhere.  And don’t get me started on the multitude of wonderful new smells that make their way to your dog’s nostrils.  Please keep them at home, especially when you go see the fireworks.  A dog’s hearing is much more sensitive than a human’s.  The loud boom can reduce them to a puddle of shaking nerves.  If you must have them with you, keep them leashed.  This is for their safety as well as those around you.  Enjoy the day!

Michelle Thomas, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, Luxury Naples/Marco Island Homes & Condos

For Sale ~ 3745 Montreux Lane #101 Naples, FL 34114!

Spectacular 3 bedroom furnished condo on golf course!

3745 Montreux Ln Unit 101-large-013-9-View-1500x1000-72dpiDo not miss this absolutely gorgeous first-floor end coach home with amazing golf course and lake views from the beautiful large lanai, perfect for enjoying your morning coffee or peaceful evenings. Light and open floor plan with new air conditioning, large tile on diagonal in living area, plantation shutters and designer lighting and fans.

Offered fully turn-key, decorator furnished, ready to move right in and enjoy. Upgraded kitchen features new natural gas cooking, granite countertops, breakfast bar, stainless refrigerator and a gorgeous eat-in area with bay window. End location offers extra windows for plentiful natural light. Includes three full baths and two-car garage.

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This is considered to be one of the finest views in this award-winning gated community. This home is centrally located across from the village pool and convenient to the five-star, resort-style clubhouse with highly rated amenities, such as swimming pools, sauna, waterfalls, poolside grill, spa services, state-of-the-art fitness, tennis and fine dining. Golf and beach memberships are also available. Surrounded by pristinely kept grounds, this home offers a luxurious lifestyle that is truly like living a dream.

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3745 Montreux Lane #101 Naples, FL 34114

List Price: $385,000

3 Bedrooms | 3 Baths
2502 Square Feet

Listing # 216040325

For Sale ~ 3980 Loblolly Bay Drive #303 Naples, FL 34114!

3980 Loblolly Bay Dr Unit 303-large-011-12-VIEW-1500x1000-72dpiTurnkey-furnished condo with golf course views!

Welcome to paradise at this top-notch award-winning bundled golf course community! You will absolutely fall in love with this light and bright, well-maintained, turn-key furnished condominium with expansive golf course and lake views. Includes golf membership.

Beautiful wood and tile floors, with no carpet, makes for easy maintenance. Great room floor plan has open eat-in kitchen with breakfast bar and pantry. Large lanai overlooks stunning forever views, and there is ample storage and covered parking.

Very active and social gated golf neighborhood with paved paths through nature preserves for scenic outings. Outstanding full-service amenities include clay tennis courts, casual poolside dining and cabana bar, elegant clubhouse bar and restaurant, heated swimming pools and spa, business center with Wi-Fi, billiards, fitness center with classes, and a great Arthur Hills and Steve Forrest-designed course featuring 6,820 yards of championship golf on Sea Isle Supreme paspalum grass. Plenty of activities for the non-golfers in the family as well. The excellent location is convenient to beaches, shopping, banks, hospitals and major medical, airports, downtown Naples and Marco Island.

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3980 Loblolly Bay Drive #303 Naples, FL 34114

Price: $164,000

2 Bedrooms | 2 Baths
1170 Square Feet

Listing #216040007

Marco Island 2016 Vet Toiletry Drive Ends Soon

The deadline for the Marco Island 2016 Vet Toiletry Drive is Saturday, June 25th. Drop off your donation at participating businesses before then.When you go on vacation, do you grab the toiletries provided by the hotel and take them home for later?  If you’re like me, you probably have several bottles of decorative unused sample-size shampoo, body soap and mouthwash on display in the guest bathroom.  There’s a better way to put these to use.  Donate them to the Marco Island 2016 Vet Toiletry Drive.

Marco Island 2016 Vet Toiletry Drive

Local VFW Post 6370 has been hosting their Marco Island 2016 Vet Toiletry Drive for a few weeks now.  The deadline for collection is fast approaching.  Anyone interested in donating must do so by the end of business this Saturday, June 25th.  In addition to toiletries, the VFW accepts plastic rain gear, small tarps and even mosquito repellent.  If you happen to throw in a few other items like new socks, toothpaste, etc, our homeless vets would be forever grateful.

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All items received through the Marco Island 2016 Vet Toiletry Drive will be collected by the VFW and given to a Collier County agency for distribution to our local homeless vets.  This is to ensure that your donations will help out our local vet population first.  Anything left over will then be sent to a Fort Myers veterans’ agency for distribution there.

Marco Island 2016 Vet Toiletry Drive Collection Locations

The following Marco Island businesses have set up collection boxes specifically for any 2016 Vet Toiletry Drive donations.  Please visit them during regular business hours to drop off your items today.

  • Crazy Flamingo (1035 N Collier Blvd #313, Marco Town Center Mall)
  • Iberia Bank (605 Bald Eagle Dr)
  • Marco Island Chamber of Commerce (1102 N Collier Blvd)
  • Mutual of Omaha Bank (1770 San Marco Rd, near Publix)
  • Snook Inn (1215 Bald Eagle Rd)
  • Sunshine Ace Hardware (1720 San Marco Rd)

As I stated before, you only have two more days to donate to the Marco Island 2016 Vet Toiletry Drive.  Please give whatever you can to make life a little easier for our homeless vets.  They gave so much for us.  It’s time we give something back.

Michelle Thomas, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, Luxury Naples/Marco Island Homes & Condos

For Sale ~ 180 Seaview Court #703 Marco Island, FL 34145!

180 Seaview Ct #703, Marco Island, FL 34145 (7)Stunning Views from this Beachfront Condo!

This beautiful beachfront condominium is perfectly positioned on the Gulf and features gorgeous floor-to-ceiling windows and expansive glass sliding doors in both the bedroom and living room, providing access to the large balcony and showcasing unparalleled views of the beach. Imagine enjoying stunning vistas of the sunset and stars from your seventh-floor perch.

With a fully appointed kitchen, a dining area and an open living room, this fully furnished condominium has ample space for entertaining and relaxing. The private bedroom boasts a king-size bed, walk-in closet and en suite bathroom.

180 Seaview Ct #703, Marco Island, FL 34145 (26)This condominium is located in one of the most immaculate buildings on the island. Amenities include a large heated pool, barbecue, outdoor entertaining space, free Wi-Fi access in the common room and a library. Offers a covered parking space, as well as access to ample guest parking. Just a few minutes to dozens of excellent restaurants and shops, or make your way down the beach to enjoy water sports. It is the perfect opportunity to relax and enjoy magnificent views from your own piece of paradise on our award-winning island, with truly impressive crescent beach.

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180 Seaview Court #703 Marco Island, FL 34145

Price: $374,900

1 Bedroom | 1.5 Baths
Square Feet: 597

List ID #216038518

For Sale ~ 9283 Museo Circle #201 Naples, FL 34114

Exceptional Lake Views in Desirable Fiddlers Creek!

9283 Museo Cir Unit 201 Naples-large-001-3-FRONT-1500x1000-72dpiEnjoy expansive wide and long water lake views while relaxing on your spacious lanai from this large, end coach home offering plentiful light, and three ample bedrooms, each with private bathroom and large walk-in closet. Rarely found in a condominium, this property features a powder room in addition to the three full baths.

Private and convenient location surrounded by lush landscaping, and convenient to the village pool and amenities. Beautiful architectural details, a courtyard entry, private interior foyer, two-car garage, and long paver driveway are just a few of the special features of note.

Light and bright open kitchen with gas cooking and breakfast bar. Perfect exposure offers morning sun on your lanai and shade in the warm afternoons. Well-maintained home with appliance maintenance program in place since construction.

9283 Museo Cir Unit 201 Naples-large-003-2-Museo and corfu Pool-1500x1000-72dpiTake in the highly rated amenities in this award-winning gated community with clubhouse featuring resort pools, sauna, waterfalls, poolside bar and grill, spa services, fitness room, aerobics room, tennis, fine dining restaurant and a very extensive list of activities. Golf, beach and boating memberships are also available. Live an amazing lifestyle!

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9283 Museo Circle #201 Naples, FL 34114

Price: $399,800

3 Bedrooms | 3.5 Baths
Square Feet: 2599

Listing ID #216038256

2016 Naples Shepherds Helping Shepherds Talent Show

Proceeds from the 2016 Naples Shepherds Helping Shepherds Talent Show will go to helping Big Cypress German Shepherd Rescue care for these furry friends.They say dogs are man’s best friend.  If one of them is a part of your household, I’m sure you would agree.  They provide comfort, unconditional love and a reason to be more active in your daily life.  Thousands of these animals are abandoned every year here in our Naples community.  The Big Cypress German Shepherd Rescue provides shelter and care for these lost and abandoned dogs.  But it costs money.  They need your help.  You can assist them in their efforts by attending the 2016 Naples Shepherds Helping Shepherds Talent Show.

What: 2016 Naples Shepherds Helping Shepherds Talent Show
Where: Italian American Club (7035 Airport Rd, Naples, FL)
When: Saturday, June 18, 2016, 1pm to 4pm
Admission: FREE
Contact: Michelle Delaney, Big Cypress German Shepherd Rescue (239) 206-3647 or via email

2016 Naples Shepherds Helping Shepherds Talent Show

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The 2016 Naples Shepherds Helping Shepherds Talent Show is the very first event of its kind hosted by the Big Cypress German Shepherd Rescue.  The “talent” in this talent show comes in the two AND four legged varieties.  Do you fancy yourself a singer?  Get on-stage and perform your favorite karaoke songs.  Not ready to share your talent with the public?  That’s OK.  Local Naples singer Shelly Watson will be performing live.  She is a force of nature with the voice of an angel.

Your furry friends will not be ignored.  As part of the 2016 Naples Shepherds Helping Shepherds Talent Show, audience members will witness several amazing dog tricks as well as what can be achieved through obedience training.  These German Shepherds are amazing!  Then, there’s the line dancing lessons (of the human variety), dance performances and much, much more.

While you’re there, stop by the silent auction tables.  When you see something you like, place a bid.  Raffles will also be held throughout the afternoon.  All proceeds from the 2016 Naples Shepherds Helping Shepherds Talent Show will benefit the Big Cypress German Shepherd Rescue.  Big Cypress takes in lost and abandoned German Shepherds to care for their physical, emotional and medical needs.

Michelle Thomas, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, Luxury Naples/Marco Island Homes & Condos

For Sale ~ 3053 Aviamar Circle #201 Naples, FL 34114

Spacious, Open Floorplan!

3-Living AreaEnjoy plentiful natural light in this immaculate end location coach home with gorgeous southern exposure lake views and three full baths plus powder room. Features include open floor plan, wall removed for extra openness, optional decorator furnishings, volume ceilings, large tile on diagonal in living area, impact glass, security system, and expansive screened lanai to enjoy relaxing moments overlooking the long water views. Enhanced with designer ceiling fans, paint and lighting fixtures.

Upgraded and open, the spacious eat-in kitchen includes gas cooking, premium cabinetry, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and breakfast bar. Impressive master bath with dual sinks, large shower, soaking tub and upgraded tilework and cabinetry. Large laundry room with granite and upgraded cabinetry.

13-LanaiJust feet to the pool in gated neighborhood with resort-style pools, state-of-the-art fitness center, tennis program, fine and casual dining, spa services, lush landscaping and a fantastic lifestyle with amazing activities and events. Golf and beach memberships available. Close to shops, marinas, award-winning beaches, restaurants, parks, golf, and executive airport in Naples.

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3053 Aviamar Circle #201

Price: $399,900

3 Bedrooms | 3.5 Baths
2599 Square Feet

Listing ID #216029317

Marco Island Daytime Beach Clean Up 2016

The Chamber of Commerce is hosting their Marco Island Daytime Beach Clean Up 2016 this Saturday, June 11th at 8am at the South Beach Boardwalk.One of the most magnificent parts of living in our Marco Island community is having the ocean as our backyard.  It is our responsibility to maintain its beauty so that our children and their children’s children can continue to enjoy it for years to come.  That is where you and the Marco Island Daytime Beach Clean Up 2016 come in to play.

What: Marco Island Daytime Beach Clean Up 2016
Where: South Beach Boardwalk, Marco Island, FL
When: Saturday, June 11th at 8am
Contact: Samantha Malloy, City of Marco Island (239) 389-3917 or via email

Marco Island Daytime Beach Clean Up 2016

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Get some fresh air this weekend.  Head to the South Beach Boardwalk on Saturday, June 11th for the Marco Island Daytime Beach Clean Up 2016.  Plastic gloves, buckets, grabbers and trash bags will be provided to participants.  There will also be plenty of water provided to keep volunteers hydrated as they go about picking up trash along the beach.  You’d be surprised how quickly cigarette butts, plastic cups, glass bottles and bottle caps accumulate on our beaches.

Currently, it is sea turtle nesting season on Marco Island.  Mama turtles began their annual trek to the island last month to build a protective nest where they can lay their eggs.  This will continue to happen through August.  The babies make their way into this world within 60 days after the eggs are laid.  The hatchlings will then have to make their way to the ocean to thrive in the Gulf of Mexico.  We need to make a clear path for the mamas and their babies to continue this circle of life.  Cleaning up our beaches helps make this a much easier journey.

It’s never too late to instill a sense of civic responsibility in your little ones.  Bring them with you to the Marco Island Daytime Beach Clean Up 2016.  All hands on deck for cleaning duty.  The more, the merrier.

Michelle Thomas, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, Luxury Naples/Marco Island Homes & Condos

For Sale ~ 8847 Nautical Landing CIR #201 Naples, FL 34120

Spectacular Amenities and Views!

4-LanaiImagine enjoying picturesque sunsets every day from your spacious screened lanai overlooking water views to Stone Lake and Boulder Lake. Enjoy a new, immaculate and highly upgraded upper floor end coach home with courtyard entry, 2-car garage with finished floor, and plentiful natural light throughout.

Features include large tile on diagonal throughout nearly the entire condominium including the bedrooms, volume ceilings, walk-in closets, powder room, water views from every room, laundry room with sink and storage, and upgraded paint, taller doors and lighting package. Beautiful kitchen with upgraded cabinets and stainless steel appliances, glass tile backsplash and granite countertops. Relaxing master bath with large shower with frameless door, soaking tub, linen closet, dual sinks and vanity.

Enjoy spectacular amenities and lush landscaping in beautiful guard-gated community including resort style pool, lap pool, tennis, bocc2-Poole, pickleball, fitness, walking paths, kayaks, restaurant, on-site lifestyle director, lakeside beach with cabanas, and over 500 acres of lakes for swimming, fishing and boating. Private golf club with voluntary memberships available. An amazing lifestyle!

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8847 Nautical Landing Circle #201 Naples, FL 34120

Price: $465,000

3 Bedroom + Den
2 Full Baths | 1 Partial Bath
Square Feet: 2297

Listing ID#216036885