The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Summer is upon us – GOOD!

Seasonal Residents are up North and miss them – BAD!

Hurricane Season is upon us – UGLY!

Well, such is life – Live It Up and Take It One Day at a Time!

YHWP logoAs your Home Watch professional in Naples, FL; we try to keep you up to date on the latest happens locally, within the industry, and with neat stuff we think you might like.

Now that it’s Summertime, many of our seasonal residents are up North. We hope they enjoy a great time with family and friends and they can rest assured their homes here in Florida are being welled cared for by GK Home Watch. Tourists are starting to arrive and the season here is picking up. If you do stay local for part or all of the summer; we hope you are taking full advantage of the Naples Chamber of Commerce Events page. This is where we gather a lot of the fun events we share with you; such as:

Whether you live local full-time like we do, or if you’re a seasonal resident – hurricane season can worry us all. If you are away, you probably already know about our hurricane preparedness services. If we haven’t talked about this yet, please feel free to call me and we can setup a plan just in case.

Hurricane 2017

 

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Top 5 Things to Do this Weekend in Southwest Florida

At GK Home Watch, LLC we want to be your home watch professional so you can enjoy some peace while away from your seasonal home. But when you’re here in beautiful Florida, we want you to have a great time and experience all you can in our community. We hope our posts about local events helps you get out and live it up.

naples florida home watch #5: The Tenors

Spend an intimate evening with The Tenors, an award-winning, multi-platinum-selling vocal group, at 8 p.m. Saturday. The Seminole Casino Hotel, 506 1st Street, Immokalee, will host the performance that blends classical music with contemporary pop. The Tenors have performed at the White House Christmas tree lighting, at the Olympics and alongside Sir Paul McCartney, Sarah McLachlan, Sting, Neil Young and others. Tickets cost $45 and can be purchased by phone at 800-218-0007. Visit http://www.seminoleimmokaleecasino.com for more information.

#4: Family fun at the Conservancy

Celebrate Endangered Species Day at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, 1495 Smith Preserve Way, with a Family Fun Day. Kids will get in free from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and enjoy animal encounters, games, crafts and other activities to raise awareness of endangered species. The nature center will also have electric boat tours, kayak rentals, the Little Explorer Play Zone available. Conservancy members get in free, or $12.95 for nonmembers. Visit http://www.conservancy.org for more information.

naples florida home watch#3: Patriotic Pops concert

The Naples Philharmonic and the Naples Philharmonic Chorus will return for the annual Patriotic Pops concert at 8 p.m. Friday at Artis—Naples.
Join the Naples Philharmonic and the Naples Philharmonic Chorus for the annual star-spangled Pops concert celebrating the music of America. Tickets range from $29 to $55 for the final performance at 8 p.m. Friday at Artis—Naples’ Hayes Hall, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd. Visit http://www.artisnaples.org to purchase

#2: ‘Celebrate Our Heroes’ at the ballpark

Honor Southwest Florida’s law enforcement, emergency services, fire and rescue, prosecutors, community citizens and more Saturday during the third annual Celebrate our Heroes Day at JetBlue Park, 11500 Fenway South Drive, in Fort Myers. The gates open at 10 a.m., followed by a recognition awards ceremony at 11 a.m. Local law enforcement will face off against local fire and rescue crews in a friendly “Guns vs. Hoses” exhibition softball game at 12:30 p.m. A Home Run Derby will take place at 1 p.m. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for children. Visit http://www.madd.org to purchase.

#1: Disney on Ice

“Frozen” sister Anna and Elsa will take to the ice this weekend during seven performances of Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment. Enter the dazzling world of Disney magic on ice this weekend with seven live performances of “Worlds of Enchantment” at Germain Arena, 11000 Everblades Parkway, Estero. Find Lightning McQueen and his friends from “Cars,” an adventure with Ariel and “The Little Mermaid’s” undersea kingdom, the “Toy Story” crew and a journey through Arendelle with Anna and Elsa of “Frozen.” Call the Germain Arena box office at 1-800-745-3000 to purchase tickets. Visit http://www.disneyonice.com for more information.

Naples Blue Brews and BBQ 2017

Here at GK Home Watch, we know how important home security is and want to share the latest Naples news with you. This weekend, the Naples Blue Brews and BBQ festival is taking place at Tin City.

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Enjoy Naples’ Original Blues Brews & BBQ Festival!

Friday, May 12: 4-9 PM
Saturday, May 13: 11 AM – 9 PM
Tin City (5th Avenue S. Naples)

Enjoy craft beer, BBQ, blue crabs, kids activities, vendors & more. 

Admission is free!

BAND LINEUP

Friday, May 12
6-9 PM
Deb & The Dynamics

Saturday, May 13
11 AM – 2PM
Gator Nate

2:30 – 5:30 PM
Ben Allen Band

6-9 PM
Steve Miller Tribute Band “Swingtown”

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Session 5 classes April 3-29 2017 in naples florida

Session 6 Classes May 01-27 2017

Session 6 Classes May 01- May 27 2017

In pursuit of our commitment of enriching and facilitating art in the community of Southwest Florida, we’re helping you “Imagine! Discover! Create!” Our instructors have put together a full roster of art classes and workshops for children to teens as well as adults.

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Stay in May Arts Festival

Here at GK Home Watch, we know how important home security is and want to share the latest Naples news with you. On April 25, the Stay in May arts festival kicks off next week.

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Throughout multiple and unique venues across Naples, The StayInMay Festival presents concerts and events spanning art, chamber music, cinema, culinary, dance, opera, fashion, theater and orchestra. The StayInMay Festival combines the best of the arts in Naples with amazing talent from around the globe.

Earth Day Festival

Here at GK Home Watch, we know how important home security is and want to share the latest Naples news with you. On April 22, the Earth Day Festival is taking place at the Conservatory of South West Florida.

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The Southwest Florida community is invited to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Conservancy Nature Center, located at 1495 Smith Preserve Way in Naples. From electric boat tours to live animal shows, to live music and great food, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s annual Earth Day Festival offers a full day of fun and educational eco-friendly activities for visitors of all ages.

“Our Earth Day Festival provides fun for all ages and a family-friendly atmosphere for our community to celebrate the Earth, while learning about the unique qualities of nature that make the world we live in so special,” said Rob Moher, president and CEO of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. “As our biggest community celebration of the year, we are pleased to have the opportunity to share our love for the Earth with people of all ages, and hope to instill our commitment to preserving its natural beauty within the minds of our guests as well.”

All Day Events

The festival has many activities this year including Glen Beitmen of “Super Science and Amazing Art.” Children will have the opportunity to participate in science experiments throughout the day in the Kids’ Zone. There will be hands-on activities with Snapology Legos Presents “Nature’s Super Transformers.” Guests can enjoy live music, a variety of food vendors, a bounce house and more.

PreK Fun

For the youngest guests, the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (C’mon) will be hosting special family-friendly day-long activities. The Little Explorer Play Zone and Jr. Vet Lab will be open for play for children under six, and the Kids’ Zone will feature a variety of activities for children, including games, crafts, face painting and sand art.

Admission: $10 for adults, $5 for children and free for children under 2 years old

Everglades Bike Ride

Here at GK Home Watch, we know how important home security is and want to share the latest Naples news with you. This weekend, the Ever Glades Bike Ride is taking place on April 2.

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Come enjoy the wild west of Florida town of Everglades City before and after the annual Everglades Bike Ride. There’s lots of stuff to do on your own before and after the ride – kayaking, boardwalks, fishing, hiking, boat tours, airboats, museums, and more.

Enjoy the Smooth Ride option: Not a single hill, but a great stretch of pavement in the
wilds of the Everglades, with few stop signs and no chasing dogs. Choose ride lengths of 15 or 62 miles, with options to shorten or lengthen your ride.

Or, experience the Bumpy Ride: Half of the 27-mile route is on dirt road in the boondocks of the Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park. You’ll have a local guide. Skinny tires NOT recommended.

It’s all for the benefit of the Friends of the River of Grass Greenway (ROGG) and the South Florida State and National Parks. ROGG is the River of Grass Greenway – a proposed paved trail along Tamiami Trail between Miami and Naples. There is a discount for members of the Friends of ROGG (FROGG) and the Naples Pathways Coalition (NPC).

The rides start and end at McLeod Park alongside the traffic circle in Everglades City. There are rest stops along all of the routes with SAG vehicle support and lunch furnished by Triad Seafood in the park when you finish, between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Admission: $40 to $45