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COLUMN A2 OPINION A4 15 MINUTES A6 NAPLES' HISTORY A13 HEALTHY LIVING A18 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B12 & 13 REAL ESTATE B14 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6 & 7 SOCIETY C17, 19 & 21 CUISINE C23 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 Vol. I, No. 1 FREE WEEK OF OCTOBER 2-8, 2008Artistic calling Artist Joan Sonnenberg is still happily ahead of her time. C1 Are you recycling?It's the law for businesses in Naples now. B1 Fabulous DorothyCelebrity designer Dorothy Draper decorated Naples' first hospital back in 1956. A13 DATED MATERIAL PLEASE RUSH POSTMASTER REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: OCTOBER 2, 2008 POSTAL CUSTOMER SEE CITRUS, A8 BY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ RANGES, IT SEEMS, WERE ESPEcially designed for American tastes and production talents, but that might not be enough to save the citrus industry from a complete collapse within roughly 10 years. Americans have the right farmers with the right agricultural science, the right mechanical and engineering capacities, the right labor force and the right corporate sensibilities, all firmly established in the right climates and soils roughly 33,000 acres of them in Collier County alone. They have the right fuel supply, too, not only to run the factories and the vast fleet of farm and transportation vehicles, but also to produce massive quantities of petroleum-based insecticides or herbicides. And they have the right markets. But what Americans dont have is a clue about how to eradicate greening, the most dangerous disease ever encountered by citrus growers in the United States or abroad, say farmers and scientists. This is the greatest threat weve everFDSF SD FS SAASFA DSsdf asfads asfasddasas fsdaasdfsdfsdf asfda w w w w w it it it it it h h h h h h h h h h h h h h t t t t t t t t oo oo oo oo , , t t t t >>Inside: A8Detailed map showing orange infestation Obattling a diseaseFlorida isthat could destroy its citrus industry This is the greatest threat weve ever faced in our industry, and it will be the end of our industry if we dont solve it. Paul Meador Jr., vice president of Everglades Harvesting and HaulingHandbag designer Judy Nelson has a thing for France. I think I was French in another life, she says. So when it came time to choose a name for her functional chic purses, its no surprise Nelson took a lesson from the French language. Chouette (pronounced shwet) means fantastic or wonderful, and thats exactly the reaction shes gotten from her line of utilitarian luxury handbags. Chouettes appeal? Each bag is reversible and convertible into 18 styles. One Chouette bag transforms from a tote to a hobo to a messenger bag, then becomes a clutch, an evening bag or a wristlet, among others. Nelson acknowledges that the mechanics of converting the bags can be intimidating, but she assures that the process is easier than people first imagine. Naples-based Chouette handbags live up to nameBY ARTIS HENDERSONnews@ SEE HANDBAGS, A10 COURTESY PHOTOChouette handbags are reversible and convertible into 18 different styles.40 Under 40And other to-dos around town. C17, 19 & 21 Nelson

PAGE 2 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 2-8, 2008 You liberals, I swear. This mess were in is fundamentally your fault. Somewhere, a columnist should just come out and say it, without coddling your precious feelings. But where? Right here, of course. Right here on the consecrated ground of a free press, inscribed in the sacrebleu of informed opinion. Right here at Naples Florida Weekly, where newspaper ink will feed two great streams: the muscle of potent language and the sinew of well-reasoned thought. You liberals are always pussyfooting around the truth. On the one hand, you push an egalitarian ideal. But on the other, you betray it by breast-feeding special interests the blacks, the browns, the reds, the unions and the fems, not to mention the illegals, who are often both brown and fem. And all of them with their greedy little mouths open for the next free meal, like infant sucklings. Here at Naples Florida Weekly, we dont cotton to that kind of nursing. If youre a hornswoggler, a snozzwanger or a dog-gone whangdoodle (to pick-pocket Roald Dahl), were going to challenge you. As for you stick-in-the-mud conservatives, you country-club fundies with your ivy-league elitism or your Redneck U. arrogance, you can take your tee times back to New Jersey or Ohio or Indiana, the land where Bush I found the boy puppet Dan Quayle. Thank God the president didnt die in office. Or you can just move out of Naples and the lower 48 altogether and go buy a condo in Wasilla, where Bush IIs Great Imitator found Sarah Palin, a moose gutter hes trying to pawn off on the American people. (Terrifying Hypothetical Question: Who would make the worst president, Sarah Palin or Dan Quayle?) You conservatives caused this mess: You oil men, you NRA chest-thumpers and moral legislators and book censors and creationists. Its you anti-tax, anti-welfare countryfirsters who did this to us, always voting in wars and voting out compassion, unless it comes in copious tax breaks and bailouts for big oil and big banking and big business. Its your fault. As a friend of mine says, Its ALL yall. So now that we have that straight now that Ive managed to blame both the liberals and the conservatives what are we left with? Were left with four smokin weeks of rompin, stompin, name-takin, bass-kickin finger-pointin politics, packed like hog lips and cow tips into an American sausage (call it a political hot dog) that stretches from here to Nov. 4. Yankee Doodle Dandy, I call that a good time. What youre witnessing this election year is America at its most resplendent, not only here in the commentary space at Naples Florida Weekly (where resplendence will prove a given), but across the United States. Here we sit, front-and-center, each of us holding a free ticket to a magnificent American parade. Election season is so colorful and so robust that it must be torturous to the worlds political tyrants and religious bigots (no, that doesnt describe you liberals or conservatives). Who needs water boarding? If you really want to torture a terrorist, just hold an American presidential election race, and make him watch the whole thing. We debate issues in public, which some cultures abhor. We trade ideas and sometimes insults with relish black, brown, red, white, men, women and anybody else who chooses to speak. Were hot-tempered about it, occasionally. We spend a lot of time talking fast. Were lively and silly and fierce and funny and frank and foolish in our opinions. We underestimate, we overestimate, and we forget to estimate. Sometimes were even wrong, for Gods sake! Certainly not me, I hasten to add; Im never wrong. And not the columnist who will eventually report for permanent duty to this space, I hope. Naples Florida Weekly needs a writer as polished as a new recruit, a writer armed to the teeth with the best language English speakers can muster. We need someone outfitted with the clearest thinking, someone mounted on an all-terrain chassis of wit, insight, humor, tolerance, tough-talk and pathos someone who knows Collier County from her nose to her toes, or his lips to his hips. Contact the editor, if youre the one. Then we can blame you (but youll get paid for it). Have you noticed? When Americans hold an election when we challenge each other in debate and contest each other in the polls we dont just invite the quick to the party. We even welcome the dead, and weigh their opinions, too. In that spirit, let me remind you what Thomas Jefferson once said: An association of men who will not quarrel with one another is a thing which has never yet existed, from the greatest confederacy of nations down to a town meeting or a vestry. Americans, with their irrepressible talent for turning doodle dandies into proud Yankees, have knit their greatest strengths from the rough threads of their quarrels. Thats why Im proud of my liberals and my conservatives, both. Im proud of any and all who voice their opinions in the American moment. Its YOUR fault you bloggers and letter writers and barbershop pundits and dinnertable preachers. You casual conversationalists, you soap-box orators. Youre the reason ours remains the greatest nation in the continuum of recorded history. Jefferson, again: I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend. With that in mind, my friends, Ill visit you next week right here, and each week thereafter. Ill be here until one of you reports for duty as the permanent columnist Naples Florida Weeklys own Yankee Doodle Dandy. Come on ahead, then, and no baloney: Stick a feather in your hat and call it macaroni. (Editors note: The columnist has no idea what hornswogglers, snozzwangers or whangdoodles actually are.) COMMENTARY rogerWILLIAMS rwilliams@floridaweekly.comUp next in America: Four weeks of rollicking politics


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PAGE 4 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 2-8, 2008 PublisherRod H. King rking@floridaweekly.comManaging EditorCindy Pierce Reporters & ColumnistsRoger Williams Nancy Stetson Karen Feldman Betsy Clayton Bill Cornwell Tracy Jones Alysia Shivers Artis Henderson Carol Simontacchi Evan Williams Jim McCrackenPhotographersJim McLaughlin Amanda HartmanContributing PhotographersJerry Smith Carol Orr HartmanCopy EditorCathy CottrillProductionAlex Perez Amanda Hartman Kim Boone John ColvinCirculation ManagerPenny Kennedy pkennedy@floridaweekly.comCirculationJohn Noe Paul Neumann Rod Irvin Francie Moser Sherry NeumannAccount ExecutivesTauna Schott Jean Werner Kevin Konkus kkonkus@floridaweekly.comBusiness Office ManagerKelli CaricoPublished by Florida Media Group LLCPason Gaddis Jeffrey Cull Jim Dickerson Street Address: Naples Florida Weekly 2025 J&C Blvd., Suite 5 Naples, Florida 34109 Phone 239.333.2135 Fax: 239.333.2140 Subscriptions:Copyright: The contents of the Florida Weekly are copyright 2008 by Florida Media Group, LLC. No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.333.2135 or visit us on the web at and click on subscribe today. One year mailed subscriptions are available for $29.95. OPINION Gen. Pervez Musharraf often has been described by President George W. Bush as a strong ally in the war on terrorism and the fight against extremists. But Gen. Musharraf is no longer president of Pakistan. Pakistan often has been described by President Bush as an ally in the war on terrorism, but just this past week there were reports that United States military helicopters exchanged fire with Pakistani soldiers at a checkpoint along the Afghan-Pakistan border an incident followed up by an exchange of fire between U.S. and Pakistani ground forces. So just how goes the U.S.Pakistani alliance? As might be expected, U.S. and Pakistani accounts of the helicopter incident differ, with Pakistani officials insisting the helicopters had crossed over the border into Pakistani territory and U.S. officials just as firmly insisting they had not. In the Pakistani version, too, the ordnance fired was flares ... just to make sure that they know they have crossed the borderline, in the words of Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari. Zardaris presidency, not yet a month old, has seemed to open a particularly tense new chapter in the U.S.-Pakistani alliance. On Sept. 3, less than a week before he took office, U.S. commandos made an incursion without Pakistans permission or prior knowledge into Pakistans South Waziristan border region, a known staging point and hideout for Taliban militants. Pakistan claims that the incursion killed 20 civilians, a claim disputed by the U.S. Days later, it was revealed that the U.S. incursion was authorized by a policy that President Bush put into effect in July. Pakistan reacted with strongly worded demands that its sovereignty be respected and with a warning that the Pakistani army had orders to open fire on any foreign troops discovered within the nations territory. President Zardari reiterated this position in sideline sessions with President Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice at this weeks United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York. Cross-border incursions and threats to fire on anothers forces are not generally the way that strong allies deal with one another. What gives? On the Pakistani side, Zardari, the widower of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, who was assassinated this past December, begins his presidency in a somewhat precarious political position. On the one hand, his popular election with some 70 percent of the vote grants him democratic legitimacy that his predecessor Musharraf lacked. On the other hand, longstanding allegations of corruption against him and several decisions made early in his tenure have earned him the distrust of Pakistans extremely powerful army. Zardari must understand that he cannot risk losing the loyalty of his nations army altogether, with the example of Musharrafs 1999 coup no doubt in mind. And while he has made strong statements in Pakistan and in American newspapers about his desire to fight terrorism, he has also expressed his concern that U.S. incursions will unite fractious Islamic extremist groups within his country against his government. He has said he sees the recent terrorist bombing of the Islamabad Marriot as a warning from these groups. On the U.S. side, the policy authorizing cross-border incursions reflects both a growing recognition of the deteriorating situation within Afghanistan and long-festering frustration with the efforts of Pakistani forces to root out militants in the border region. Some have implied that U.S. election-year politics also may be contributing to the new push against the Taliban in this area. Both President Bush and President Zardari say they have the same goal in fighting al-Qaida and the Taliban. But lately, the U.S. and Pakistan look like two countries divided by a common enemy. GUEST OPINION So just how goes the fragile U.S.-Pakistani alliance?Welcome to the Naples Florida Weekly danRATHER Special to Florida Weekly What a difference a comma can make. Over the past several weeks weve enjoyed hearing a hearty Welcome to Naples, Florida Weekly, time and time again as weve been out and about, introducing ourselves to arts, business and community leaders. Finally, its our great pleasure to say, Welcome to Naples Florida Weekly. We couldnt be more enthusiastic about bringing you in-depth reports about timely issues, interesting profiles about your neighbors and colleagues, thoughtful columns and the best arts and entertainment features around plus lots of useful information to help you plan your week all nicely packaged and readily available throughout Naples and Collier County. From week to week in Naples Florida Weekly, youll note familiar bylines from some of Southwest Floridas most seasoned and respected journalists: Roger Williams will report on issues in the news and also, via his Minutes feature, introduce you to locals you might otherwise never meet. Food writer and critic Karen Feldman will take you on a tour of local eateries, from elegant linen-and-silver establishments to colorful backstreet gems. Tracy Jones will dig deep into the archives to bring little-known details about local history to light. Nancy Stetson will expose you to whats in the spotlight on the arts and entertainment stage, and Peg Longstreth will make sure you stay in tune with the classical music scene as well as with fine art affairs. Were also happy to introduce some bylines that are new to the local publications scene. With his nose for news, Evan Williams sniffs out some great stuff. Alysia Shivers and Bill Cornwall craft features and profiles we know youll come to look forward to every week. And even if youve long been partnered with the love of your life, we bet youll enjoy Artis Hendersons clever take on the triumphs and trials of dating in Southwest Florida. As we get started, were lucky to have Roger Williams on Page A2. However, its only a temporary assignment for Roger. Were on the hunt for the writer whose voice will become a permanent part of Naples Florida Weekly. Interested? Call us, e-mail or even better in this particular case write up your reasons for wanting to join the fun. Because you will have fun. If you dont want to be a columnist, we still hope to hear from you, soon and often. Send us news tips, letters to the editor, upcoming events, tell us about your interesting neighbor or why youre so mad about your tax bill. Tell us what you like and what you dont. Were here. Welcome to Naples Florida Weekly.Contact Managing Editor Cindy Pierce at or 325-1960. Or write to Naples Florida Weekly at 2025 J&C Blvd., Suite 5, Naples 34109. Were on the hunt for the writer whose voice will become a permanent part of Naples Florida Weekly. Interested? Cross-border incursions and threats to fire on anothers forces are not generally the way that strong allies deal with one another. What gives?


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PAGE 6 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 2-8, 2008 On the same morning that Haile Gebrselassie broke the world marathon record to mass acclaim in Berlin last Sunday, Sept. 27 Robert Bob Brown III arrived at the rain-washed, nearly empty parking lot at Clam Pass Park ready to run, too. Mr. Brown was not dressed in mixed messages. But he was dressed in multiple messages. His white running shoes and ankle socks beneath black shorts bespoke the well-kept runner-athlete, and so did the long, lean musculature of his 6-foot, 2-inch frame probably about 9 inches taller than the Ethiopian marathoners and (at 190 pounds or so) about 70 pounds heavier. Above his shorts, Mr. Brown, who appears as fit as its possible to be at 45, was shirtless. His dog-tags hung comfortably from the former Marines neck. He completed the outfit with a round-brimmed camouflage cover, the Marine Corps word for hat. It was firmly secured over a high-and-tight a shortto-the-skin haircut whose stylized message appeared neither mixed nor multiple. In Mr. Browns case, it suggested discipline, devotion and faithfulness, all of a one. Great day for running, he said, standing in a steady drizzle and nodding at two friends dressed similarly. We call this liquid sunshine. His companions also wore dog-tags and camo covers above shorts and running shoes: Al Nance, 57, and Jesus Luna, 35. This is paradise, Mr. Brown said, ignoring the 100-yard stretch of parking lot and looking to the trees, where his running trail began. He emphasized the point by taking a deep breath. The atmosphere delivered a heady mix of salt air, the fragrance of his liquid sunshine, and the signature odor of the subtropics: fecund flora laced with a whiff of decay. I feel very blessed, he said. Every day I wake up with a sense of gratitude and also with a sense of expectancy. Mr. Browns wife of 22 years has a great deal to do with that, he revealed, and so do his two children. He met his wife while guarding a European embassy as a Marine. Their marriage required not one, not two, but three weddings, which suggests how far a Marine in love is willing to go. The couple celebrated one wedding with the families and men in his Marine Corps unit, another with his brides Swedish family (She had to smack me in the ribs with an elbow when it was my turn to say YAH, Mr. Brown said), and one with his family and friends stateside. In the U.S., Mr. Brown grew up on Long Island, N.Y., and came to Florida first when his father moved the family to take a job with a telephone company on the east coast. Now he speaks Swedish and travels with his wife and children to Sweden each year. I want my kids to know and to have that part of their lives, too, he explained. The Browns were living in Homestead when Hurricane Andrew came through in 1992 and blew their house away. That was the year they decided to move to Naples permanently. Here, Mr. Brown began his post-military career as a law enforcement officer. The pay wasnt so great in those days its better now so I bought some rental properties and I manage those, too, he said. As for his day-job as a self-described traffic cop, it can make sudden demands that require a high level of fitness. Sometimes you might have to run down an 18-year-old former high school football star, or somebody like that, he said affably. Mr. Brown, Mr. Nance and Mr. Luna have been meeting to run on Sunday mornings for several years, sometimes putting in 2.5 miles from Clam Pass Park along the beach and through a condominium complex, and sometimes running 4.5 miles from Lowdermilk Park. Most Sundays, several others join them. The men have similar backgrounds, with military experience or law enforcement careers, and some own businesses or pursue other professions. They also attend church together. But when they arrive Sunday morning to run, they call themselves the warrior guild, Mr. Brown said. Although he pushes himself hard in workouts other days of the week, he characterizes the Sunday morning runs as easy we probably do about 8 minutes a mile. Thats nothing like the pace Gebrselassie set in Berlin; the Ethiopian averaged roughly 4:45 per mile for 26.1 miles, and became the first human being to run a marathon in under 2 hours and 4 minutes (he was clocked at 2:03:59). But Mr. Brown is engaged in the much longer and more rigorous marathon of life. In that race, by all appearances, hes running with the leaders. You come into the world in diapers, and youll probably be going out of it in diapers, he said. What counts is what happens in between. Then he smiled and shook hands with a reporter. Semper Fi, he said. 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faced in our industry, and it will be the end of our industry if we dont solve it, warns Paul Meador, Jr., vice president of Everglades Harvesting and Hauling, which owns about 3,000 acres of citrus in the region, much of it in Collier County. With a $9 billion annual industry, Florida is by far the largest citrus producer in the United States. Forty-two of the Sunshine States 67 counties produce citrus, and Collier ranks ninth among them, according to state statistics. All of it is now under siege. Theres a short-term impact on productivity, but the biggest short-term impact is what we have to do to attack the psyllid (the disease-carrying insect, pronounced with a silent p), Meador explains. Were using sprays we have not had to use in such quantities before, so thats probably added about $500 an acre in cost. That would mean about $1.5 million in additional costs to Meadors company alone, in a single year, and a $16.5 million short-term burden to producers in Collier County.Opening salvoIn an elegant bio-geographic irony, citrus greening first appeared in Dade and Broward counties only about 36 months ago, imported from China, where the disease originated more than 2,500 years ago. The Chinese call it huang-long-bing (HLB), or yellow-shoot disease. Now it has spread across the state of Florida. This is more dangerous by far than canker, partly because it kills the trees but before it kills them it ruins the fruit, and we dont know how to stop it, says Ron Hamel, director of the Gulf Citrus Growers Association, which represents between 500 and 600 farmers in five counties throughout the region. Together, Collier, Glades, Hendry, Lee and Charlotte counties grow citrus on more than 165,000 acres, says Hamel about 25 percent of the entire Florida industry. The popular name, greening, bluntly describes the effects of the disease, which first deforms the fruit of the infected tree, causing it to grow green and bitter, making it worthless. The killer itself is a bacterium that arrives like a nearly invisible bomb borne by a bomber the size of a fingernail clipping, or smaller thats the tiny insect, called the Asian citrus psyllid. The psyllid prefers to eat the new leaves of young trees, which become the quickest to die if infection sets in, researchers say.A long history at riskWhen Columbus brought citrus to the New World, and a contemporary Spaniard, Pizzaro, first ferried oranges to Peru, they left seeds the Spanish had inherited much earlier from the rise of Islam across southern Europe. None of them could have envisioned the wealth that oranges would represent someday, just on the North American continent alone. The writer John McPhee reports that history in his book, Oranges. But in spite of such historic precedent, experts from one end of Florida to another scientists, university researchers and farmers typically not given to hysteria or hyperbole all agree that if they cant find a way to stop it, this disease will destroy the Florida citrus industry before todays kindergartners have a chance to graduate from high school. It isnt just at the University of Florida where theyre going after it; were making an attempt to solve it worldwide in California, in Europe, in Brazil, a lot of other places so its not being ignored by anyone, says Meador, whose company will welcome Brazilian citrus growers visiting Southwest Florida this week. I am confident research will find an answer, Meador adds. But will it find an answer before we go out of business?Compelled by that fearful question, says Hamel, officials here are getting ready to launch the greatest initiative ever funded to attack something like this, with a comprehensive strategy, and more than $20 million so far from a combination of grower taxes they tax each other state and federal and university money, and work from the National Academy of Science. Its going to take all of that and more, a true crosscultural approach, to stop this threat.To help with the effort, a University of Florida laboratory in Immokalee known as the HLB lab an acronym for the Chinese name of the disease has been devoted to greening, becoming one of only two greening labs in the state. And outside the lab, officials are trying to control the diseases spread by integrated pest management, says Dr. Mongi Zekri, an Institute of Field and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) scientist at the University of Florida.So far, that isnt working very well. This disease is very destructive, its moving very fast faster than in other countries and were just trying to control the psyllid, which is the insect vector (the carrier) of the bacteria, Zekri explains. Youre combining chemical, biological and even mechanical and horticultural controls. But we dont have a chemical control for the bacterium itself, or the tools to manage it like we can manage other diseases. It behaves like a virus. While searching for a way to stop the disease, the HLB lab also provides an invaluable service or perhaps a discouraging service to growers: It tests trees for infection. Even on the same tree, though, sometimes the test appears positive and sometimes negative, so the disease in its early stages is difficult to detect. The psyllid is not that hard to kill, but we dont know how thoroughly we have to do the job to actually stop the disease, and unfortunately experience is how you find that out, says Dr. Phil Stansly, a professor of entomology at the University of Florida IFAS, based at the HLB lab. There are a lot of repercussions to trying too hard, in terms of having to spray a lot and then creating problems with other pests. There are plenty of instances where youre spraying for one pest and creating a problem with another, he adds. So Stansly and others have also focused on biological controls. There are ladybugs, and a little parasitic wasp that lays its eggs under the psyllid, then the eggs hatch into larvae that eat the psyllid and then they go out and get more. Weve been successful releasing one species like that. As research really begins to get underway, entomologists might try mass releases of psyllid predators at critical times. Theres not a downside to that, in my view, explains Stansly. Every time you release something everybody thinks these things are going to turn into monsters, but there are no cases of that in the kind of biological control that we do, historically. Youre really hard put to find a case of an insect brought in on purpose that devastated the environment in some way. This is not bringing in mongooses or something.The ongoing battleMeanwhile, greening just keeps spreading. One of the problems growers fear the most, says Paul Meador, is the small untended grove, of which there may be many. That concerns all citrus growers there are lots of groves owned by people who have no intent to grow oranges, whether because they bought the groves from a speculative standpoint, or for some other reason, Meador explains. Those groves can carry disease and harbor it. So the public can help us: If you have trees and youre not managing those trees to control greening, please remove them. Paul Julian, who manages the HLB lab, says the ratio of infected trees to those that remain healthy in lab tests has risen to about 50-50, with infected numbers steadily increasing. So were in full swing now, from trying to map the complete genome for the greening bacteria, to working on treatments so we can kill it or keep it at bay, at least. Meador believes one strong hope for citrus-industry survival could lie in the production of trees genetically engineered to resist greening. That may be our best bet, but its still probably a decade away, he says. I dont know as of today if the genome of a citrus is even fully known, and then they have to have the genome of the bacteria, and then try to find genetic traitsit isnt going to be an easy process. The process is made even more difficult by the fact that the disease has federal agricultural officials so worried theyve listed it as a possible tool of bioterrorists. Thus, only carefully scrutinized researchers are allowed by the F.B.I. to seek solutions and share information. For that reason, says Julian, We have our hands tied in research the people actually trying to culture this are limited. But theyre very smart, very good. Among some other approaches that have showed promise, he adds: the use of tetracycline, an antibiotic that might reduce the amount of greening in a tree, and the use of potent nutritional sprays. In one HLB-managed grove, Julian says, researchers have been using such nutritional sprays for six months. Before, those trees looked sickly, but now they look a lot better, and are producing fruit we can use. The downside, he adds, is the cost. In China and other countries, citrus greening has been managed (but not stopped) in other ways over time; but American citrus growers and even researchers arent completely familiar with how the Chinese have handled it. We dont know too much about what goes on in China but I was there myself, last year at this time, visiting citrus growers in the south, where its a problem, says Stansly, the Florida entomologist. There are a number of ways they deal with it, he says, adding, One is they dont keep trees around for 100 years, like we used to like to do. Also, they use various means to suppress new foliage growth during summer. Since the new psyllids need new foliage, if theres no foliage, there are no psyllids. The Chinese think theyre better off putting growth energy into the fruit, not the foliage, by using plant hormones, which would be an option for us. Stansly, like Paul Meador and many others, holds some confidence that the industry can be saved; the only question remains when. I doubt (greening) can be eradicated, but I think well find ways to live with it, he says. A lot of these citrus groves are in the third generation, too, and in many cases the grandkids may not be interested in them. 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Was the bureau mirror positioned so that a lady might apply lipstick before a gentleman came to call? The founder of the posh Dorothy Draper and Company, her work now carried on by Carleton Varney, Draper is best known for her bold use of color and scale. But she also gets kudos from interior design gurus for her empathetic approach to hospital design and her person-centered approach to her work. And she did it while lying on her back while the sun shone. The godmother of floral chintz was nobodys fool. A best-selling author and internationally known figure by 1956, Draper came to Naples that year to work her magic on a new 52-bed hospital, then to be called Naples Memorial. Her services were donated to the community by part-time Keewaydin residents and full-time philanthropists Lester and Dellora Norris, who had hired Draper to do Delnor Hospital outside of Chicago in 1940. For years Naples had a three-bed hospital, courtesy of Barron Collier (as most things were), but with a population that had topped five figures, it seemed unreasonable for the towns citizens to have to travel to Fort Myers for care. (In the society pages of the day, you might read that someone was recovering nicely from an invasive surgical procedure. This is just to say that too much information is not just a MySpace phenomenon.) Rich and poor alike threw in their pennies for the hospital, but the chief visionary, bottle washer, and troop marshaller was Mrs. Stephen Briggs (as in Briggs-Stratton Motors). It was also Mrs. Briggs who finally decided, a day before the hospitals opening, that the name was a little too evocative of Naples Memorial Gardens, the towns funeral home. (You wouldnt want anyone to think it was a one-stop shop.) Naples Community Hospital it became, the foundation of whats now the giant NCH Healthcare System. Trouble was, Dorothy Draper had already monogrammed anything that wasnt moving oyster forks, serving platters, and all manner of accouterments with a beautifully scripted NMH. (At a gathering last year of women who were young marrieds during Drapers 1956 visit, they began tallying the forks, spoons and more that had ended up in armoires about town. When one noted that Draper didnt sign these pieces with her own initials, just the NMH, another mused aloud that Draper had signed the rice paper wall hanging that she had in her home. A brief silence fell as these genuinely lovely women considered and rejected that base emotion, envy.) Cheerful colors and busy prints marked the patient rooms, all the better to heal people with. The lobby, however, was a stark contrast in deliberately dramatic black and white. Outsized custom modern furniture added to the futuristic feel. Perhaps not appreciating that the absence of tint in the lobby was a deliberate choice on Drapers part or maybe thinking that anxious relatives deserved something pretty to cheer them, too a volunteer graced one of the tables with a bouquet of yellow and red roses. Draper, spotting them, reacted as though she herself had been pricked by thorns. No, she said, handing off the distasteful blossoms, to be taken from her sight forever. No, never combine those two colors. At the hospital opening, after everyone had toured the facility, Draper was the center of the lobby crowd, a picture of loveliness as person after person approached her to thank her for her work. She was wearing a yellow dress and red shoes. Interior motives:Dorothy Draper decorates Naples first hospitalBY TRACY JONES ____________________news@ Dorothy Draper Naples hospital, circa 1956.


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WEEK OF OCTOBER 2-8, 2008 NEWS A15 FLORIDA WEEKLY The Urban Land Institute Southwest Florida District Council and the Economic Development Council of Collier County will host a panel discussion, The Leasing of Alligator Alley How it May Impact Collier County, on Friday, Oct. 3. The meeting is open to the public and will be held at the Hilton Naples, 5111 Tamiami Trail North. Registration and breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m., and the program will be from 8 to 10 a.m. The panel discussion will be moderated by Tom Conrecode, senior vice president for Collier Enterprises and board member for the Florida Transportation Commission. Panel members will include Robert Poole, director of transportation studies for the Reason Foundation; Robert Murray, a private citizen; David Rivera, vice president for transportation for WilsonMiller, Inc.; and Florida Sen. Burt Saunders. A question-and-answer session will give attendees an opportunity to ask questions, express their views and be engaged in the discussion. The program is a joint effect of the ULI and the EDC; cost is $40 for ULI members and EDC investors, $50 for non-members, $30 for young leaders, $20 for government members, and $20 for students. For additional information or to register, call the ULI Southwest Florida District Council, 465-0266. The Montessori Academy of Naples has joined the Southwest Florida Montessori community by opening the doors to students at a new facility in Professional Circle. The academy offers a Montessori education and environment for children ages 3 months to age 12. The staff at Montessori Academy of Naples have been teaching in the Montessori classroom in Collier County for a combined total of almost 100 years. Their new classrooms are in a simplistic setting, filled with new instructional materials as well as pieces of art from local donors and artists. Montessori Academy of Naples is accepting new enrollment for the current academic year. For open house dates and more information, call 597-2255 or visit www. Leasing Alligator Alley: Panel will examine the states initiative Pre Season Clearance SaleDont Delay, Cash Preferred, All Sales FinalIsland SolesFootwear Designed For ComfortuyOneGetOne The Shelter for Abused Women & Children, Collier Countys state-certified domestic violence center, draws attention to National Domestic Violence Awareness Month with a series of programs and activities in October. Children & Domestic Violence, 1-3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, by-invitation-only training designed to introduce the effects of domestic violence on children to Shelter board members and partnering agencies. Teacher Appreciation, Thursday, Oct. 9, time and location to be announced; 775-3862, ext. 217 for details. Belize Survivor Book Signing Event, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at Options Thrift Shoppe, 968 Second Avenue North. Join local author and domestic violence survivor Nancy Koerner as she signs copies of her self-published book Belize Survivor: Darker Side of Paradise. Copies will be available at the signing for $25 each, with $5 from each sale benefiting shelter programs and services. Healthy Relationships, 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, for students at Edison Community College, Naples. Learn the signs of a healthy relationship. For details call 775-3862, ext. 238. Cut Out Domestic Violence, 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Oct. 20, training for salon professionals. For details, call 775-3862, ext. 229. Strut Your Mutt, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Germain BMW, 11286 Tamiami Trail North., Join the Shelter for this Halloween pet-costume event hosted by The Humane Society Naples and featuring local pet-related vendors and a pet costume contest with prizes and celebrity judges. Entry fee is $10; call 643-1880 for information. Childrens March on Main, Monday, Oct. 27. The Shelters Immokalee Outreach Office hosts a childrens fair from 2 to 5:30 p.m., followed by a police-escorted Childrens March on Main Street in Immokalee from 6 to 7 p.m. The Shelter for Abused Women & Children helps adult and child victims and survivors of domestic violence through safety, intervention and support; educates the public about domestic violence; and advocates for social change against domestic violence. For more information, call 7753862, or visit Shelter activities mark Domestic Violence Awareness MonthSchools in at Montessori Academy of Naples Contact: 239-821-0376 (888) 666-3506 www.1mediaproduction.comLive WebcastsCommercials Infomericals Web banners Mediaplayers Live events Servicing South Florida


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In Ohio, officials claim they have fixed a software-logic tabulating error in Premier Election Systems machines used in some counties (according to a spokesman for Premier, that error had been present for the last 10 years). And the Ohio secretary of state has ordered election officials to end the practice of taking voting machines home at night during election season for safekeeping, even though such sleepovers had been encouraged in order to protect the machines from tampering. Stranger things have happened Microbiologists writing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences report that the Malaysian pen-tailed tree shrew subsists on a diet of fermented palm nectar that is roughly the equivalent of 100 percent beer. They seem to have developed some type of mechanism to deal with that high level of alcohol and not get drunk, according to one researcher, who hoped further study could help with human cases of alcohol poisoning (and other rare instances in which people ingest alcohol for purposes other than getting drunk). Kay Underwood, 20, of Barrow upon Soar, England, risks momentarily collapsing every time she laughs, according to a report in Londons Daily Telegraph. Underwoods cataplexy causes a sudden, dramatic weakening of muscles when she experiences strong emotions, including joy, excitement and anger. She said she has collapsed as many as 40 times in a day, and although friends sometimes goodnaturedly try to make her giggle, shes learned tricks to protect herself, such as locking my knees together or grabbing on to something. It takes a thief An unidentified man smashed a 6-foot hole in the wall of the Name Brand Clothing Store in Tulsa, Okla., and labored through the night to bust open the safe. But according to the surveillance video, he finally gave up six hours later, after making only a small hole in the safe. However, when the store manager arrived later that morning, he found the safe unlocked, probably the result of his forgetfulness the night before, and no contents were missing. Though the crime was unsuccessful, the manager offered to hire the robber, based just on his diligent work ethic. Straight from the headlines Elephant beats heroin habit with detox (Reuters, 9-4-08) Chinese poachers had spiked his bananas with heroin to control him. Police: Chihuahuas provoke baton attack on nude beach (KGW-TV website, 7-28-08) A naked beachcomber, 74, near Portland, Ore., might have overreacted to two Chihuahuas advancing on him. NEWS OF THE WEIRD BY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATEIts good to be a British prisoner Ian Brady, now age 70 and perhaps the most famous British murderer of the 20th century, complained recently that the psychiatric inmates housed with him in Ashworth Hospital still qualify for government allowances up to the equivalent of about $200 per week, whereas prison transfers like him receive only one-fourth that amount. After completing a six-year sentence for aggravated burglary in 2006, an unidentified male inmate at Peterborough prison has for two years refused to leave, for fear of being deported, and will continue to remain behind bars indefinitely, costing the government the equivalent of about $60,000 a year to house him. Leading economic indicators Some dermatologists have created significant divides between their medical patients (acne, cancer) and their beauty-treatment patients (plastic surgery, Botox), with the latter offered luxurious waiting rooms, frequent telephone contacts and more personalized treatment. One doctor told The New York Times, you have to class it up for those patients who pay their own way and with minimal paperwork. Besides, said another, If you do an extreme makeover on someone, you are a hero. In a Newsweek review of faithbased mutual funds (whose managers invest only in companies whose work does not offend their particular spiritual values), big short-term losers included one Mennonite fund emphasizing pacifism (eschewing high-performing military and energy stocks), but big winners lately were Islamic funds. Not only do they screen out the sin companies (tobacco, alcohol) and sellers of pork products, but they avoid financialservices stock (based on the Qurans prohibition against borrowing or lending if interest is charged) and thus were unscathed by the initial mortgage-market meltdown. Drivers recently hit by their own cars A woman parking her car in Athens, Ga., opened the door to tell another driver that she was not leaving her space when she fell out and was run over. A man in his 60s was pushing his car out of a ditch in Montreal, Quebec, when it started to roll, and when he jumped in to hit the brakes, the car jerked, ejected him and ran over him. A 24-year-old man, fleeing police in a stolen U-Haul truck in Royal Palm Beach, Fla., leaped from the vehicle but failed to clear the door, sending him out head-first, where he was crushed to death.

PAGE 18 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 2-8, 2008 HEALTHY LIVINGThen tell the waiterFlu shots available at Advanced Medical Center Allergic to certain foods?BY CAROLYN ONEIL ________________Cox News ServiceWith one in 25 Americans thats 12 million people making special menu requests because of a food allergy, theres an increased need for up-to-date and practical guidelines for restaurants to follow. Take Action to Prevent an Allergic Reaction is the theme for National Food Safety Education Month this September. Taking the action part seriously, the National Restaurant Association, in partnership with the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network, has updated and revised its 60-page food service training guide, Welcoming Guests with Food Allergies. Available free for download from www., the guide is intended to educate restaurant employees. But Sheila Weiss, R.D., director of nutrition policy for the National Restaurant Association, says customers coping with food allergies can benefit from the guides behind-the-scenes look at restaurant operations. Just in time for busy days spent in commuter traffic, school carpool lines and the summers over rush at work and home, popular on-the-go coffee shops are adding a new crop of healthy items to their morning menus. Most notably, coffee giant Starbucks has launched an impressive selection of dietitian-designed breakfast foods including hot oatmeal (available all day), a new improved apple bran muffin, a 100 percent whole-grain pastry made with seasonal fruit and a multigrain roll with seven different seeds and grains. Katie Thomson, Starbucks senior Starbucks adds nutrition to breakfast c Control exposure indoorsBY HOWARD POUSNER __________________Cox News ServiceWhile its hard to dodge pollens and molds outdoors, seasonal patients will suffer less if they control their exposure to allergens indoors, believes Dr. Kingsley Chin of Piedmont Ear, Nose, Throat and Related Allergy. in Atlanta. The bedroom is the particular battleground where Chin encourages patients to focus on environmental control, since thats where most people spend a third of their lives. If you can get make your resting place as free of allergens as possible, then those eight hours of sleep give your system a chance to recover, leaving you in better shape to ward off outdoor enemies the next day. Heres are some of Chins suggestions for controlling allergens indoors, culled from a patient handout: If youve been outside a lot during the day, pollen is on your body and clothes. Dont bring them into the bedroom. Upon arriving home, immediately The Centers for Disease Control this year recommends flu shots for not only for adults and school-aged children, but also infants over 6 months of age. Previously, the vaccine was only recommended for high-risk kids and preschool children with weaker immune systems, but after seeing the dramatic rise in cases, the CDC says there is enough reason for parents to protect healthy kids, too. I think a lot of parents are concerned that this is one more shot their child needs to get, says Dr. Gregory Leach, medical director at Advanced Medical Center, 1250 Pine Ridge Road. They think influenza is just a cold. Its not. Its significantly different in kids and has been associated with pneumonia and brain infections. It is an essential shot because younger children are at greater risk for getting sick and seeing a doctor or requiring hospitalization. The CDC recommendation for children is just one of the changes being made after last years bad influenza season. In addition, the Food and Drug Administration has reformulated the flu vaccine to better combat the virus. The vaccine was largely ineffective last year, blocking only 40 take a shower and change clothes. Use allergy covers over pillows and mattresses. These zippable and washable covers trap dust mites, microscopic critters who live in mattresses and pillows by the millions and whose droppings stir allergies. Wash all bed coverings weekly in hot water, which kills dust mites. Purchase a HEPA filter, which will significantly reduce allergens in a typical bedroom. A HEPA filter should exchange the air in a bedroom about six times an hour, so keep it going on high even when the room is unoccupied and keep the door and windows closed. It can run at a quieter level when its sleep time. percent of the strains of influenza virus, compared to the usual 70 to 90 percent protection rate. Because the timing and duration of influenza seasons vary, influenza outbreaks can happen as early as October, although most of the time influenza activity peaks in January or later, Leach says. While no appointment is necessary for individuals, scheduling one usually reduces the time spent at the medical center. Corporate clients can schedule an AMC nurse to visit the workplace to immunize employees and co-workers by calling Sean Waldron or Lori-Ann Martell at 566-7676. The charge per flu immunization is $20 per person. The Visiting Nurses Association of Southwest Florida will provide flu and pneumonia shots at locations throughout Collier County for the next 12 weeks to those 9 years of age and older. The VNA charges $30 for a flu shot and $40 for a pneumonia shot Proceeds from flu shots help needy patients. For more information, call VNA at 337-4848 or visit Often, looking at the menu descriptions is not enough, Weiss says. We strongly encourage communicating a food allergy to the restaurant staff so it can be addressed right up front. All ingredients should be disclosed. There are no secret sauces or secret thickeners. While some food allergies are more serious than others, all food allergies and food intolerances demand serious attention when choosing what to eat or what NOT to eat when dining out. For instance, if youre allergic to shrimp, dont order the jambalaya. But, eggs or milk and nuts can sneak into recipes without any warning. This is where its imperative to step up the detective work when navigating a restaurant menu. Your first line of defense is the server, who should be able to describe menu items and their ingredients in detail. However, this is no time to guess whats in a dish. So if the server doesnt know for sure, ask to talk to the manager or the chef. And you can ask to see a containers ingredient label. Chefs should be trained to prepare allergen-free versions of items upon request. But you should also know whats possible and whats not. If the gumbo is made with oysters, chefs cant just whip up one without oysters. Restaurant staff should be aware that even a miniscule amount of food can set off a severe allergic reaction. For example, some people are allergic to mollusks but not to fin fish. So make sure to ask what kind of seafood was used to make the seafood sauce served with the fish. Food allergies are potentially life threatening for some people, so the rest of us shouldnt cry wolf and demand a high alert from the restaurant staff if its not really necessary. Carolyn ONeil is a registered dietitian and co-author of The Dish on Eating Healthy and Being Fabulous! E-mail her at HEALTHY EATINGnutritionist and resident dietitian, says the new menu items reflect an evolution in what their nutrition-conscious consumers want and dont want. It went from an avoidance stage with fat free and sugar free, she says. Then people realized they needed more healthful ingredients like whole grains, fiber and protein. To address customer demand for protein, Starbucks is introducing a Power Protein Plate that provides 16 grams of protein about one third an adults daily needs. The plate, which sells for $4.95, includes a cagefree hard-boiled egg, small whole wheat bagel, peanut butter, cheddar cheese, apple slices and grapes and contains 330 calories and 5 grams of fiber. Retooling bakery items meant upping their fiber and protein punch, too. The 330-calorie apple bran muffin made with whole-wheat flour, oats and wheat bran contains 7 grams of protein and 7 grams of fiber. The apple bran muffin has a special place in my heart because bran muffins are either too high in calories or they taste terrible, Thomson says. We challenged the product developers so our customers dont have to choose between taste and health.And she says since customers were asking for more real fruit in foods and no artificial sweeteners, the bran muffins are baked with apples, tart cherries and honey. If Dunkin Donuts is your morning pit stop, you can start the day with an Egg White Veggie Flatbread from the DDsmart menu instead of a chocolate doughnut covered with icing and sprinkles. The flatbread is a healthier choice because the protein in the egg will keep your blood sugar and energy levels on an even keel, avoiding the sugar rush followed by a crash and burn often produced with supersweet breakfast items. Dietitian Jo Lichten says while youre still looking at about 300 calories per flatbread, the DDsmart versions contain 25 percent fewer calories, sugar, fat and sodium than comparable products. Note to high-flying road warriors: Unfortunately, most airport Starbucks licensed locations serve their own menu selections. Only company-owned stores will stock the new nutritious breakfast offerings.


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We also carry a full line of furnishings and accessories from Traditional to Contemporary to Outdoor Furniture.Condo & Home Packages are our Specialty OUTDOORSConservancy hopes RedSnook tournament reels in big bucks for studyWhether you like catch-and-release fishing, catch-for-dinner fishing or catchto-win-a-tournament fishing, you probably agree that more game fish studies are needed to make sure the stock is healthy and plentiful for your kids and grandkids. The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is counting on such caring anglers to turn out for the 2008 RedSnook Catch and Release Charity Tournament this weekend, Oct. 3-5. The Conservancy plans to raise $60,000 to fund a more-expensive-than-that juvenile game fish study, a four-year effort that will help decision-makers understand how to conserve and restore juvenile game fish habitat. That might sound like a lot of money, but tournament anglers are used paying big bucks to compete. These guys and gals will pay $790 for a team of two or $1,500 for a corporate team. Individuals are $395. Some hire and pay guides as well. More than 100 people will be fishing from the three official launch sites of Chokoloskee, Goodland and Naples. Among those fishing are the legendary Roland Martin and his partner Mike Alstott, formerly of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. (Martin is also the honorary chair and tournament host for the second consecutive year.) Most of the people competing, though, will be guys like Andy Hill, who enters five or six tournaments a year. The investment manager likes this tournament for two specific reasons: Its a 100 percent charity tourney with no cash prizes involved Money tournaments tend to make people do stupid things, he said and its IGFAsanctioned. That means the International Game Fish Association sets the rules, and two top anglers garner a spot in the IGFA World Inshore Championship in summer 2009. Hill also happens to like the tournament because hes been involved with it most of its 15 years; this year hes the event chair. Prior years the funds raised went to the YMCA. Then last year, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida became the beneficiary, garnering $45,000. More anglers this year means more money for the organization, which since 1964 has worked to manage growth, protect waterways, land and wildlife, and provide environmental education to residents and visitors. Which brings us back to the study that tournament funds will benefit. Its been more than 30 years since anyone collected data on juvenile game fish within the mangrove tidal creeks and salt marshes of the Ten Thousand Islands in areas of altered and unaltered freshwater flow. If this sounds familiar, you might have read about this type of study happening now with Mote Marine Laboratory in the Charlotte Harbor-Pine Island Sound area. Snook, redfish, tarpon, ladyfish and possibly mangrove snapper will be the Ten Thousand Island studys subjects, said Jeff Schmid, biologist and environmental research manager at the Conservancy. Staff will collect data from pristine places such as those south of Fakahatchee Strand and from those messed-up-by-canals places such as southern Golden Gate Estates and the Picayune Strand. Then theyll compare testing sites with regard to habitat characteristics, water quality and seasonal occurrence, abundance and size classes of game fish species and the fish they typically feed on. The study will require about $30,000 annually for four years and will start in 2009. The fishermen are catching adult-sized, larger fish in the back bays. Were trying to connect that there are places little fish are coming from that benefit their fishing and also agencies that manage the fisheries, said Schmid, a Florida native who knew how to tie knots, cast and drive a boat before he learned to drive a car. Hell be on hand Friday to say thanks to tournament anglers and chat with anyone who wants to talk about game fish life cycles and ecosystems. Im guessing, though, that most of these competitors know diminishing fish populations have dire consequences for sport fishing and ultimately for the regions economy as it relates to recreational fishing. Our fishing success is dependent on an understanding of this unique ecosystem, Hill said. Got that right. Good luck, anglers. Raise some money and have some fun. Betsy Clayton is a freelancer based on Pine Island and also is Lee County Parks & Recreations waterways coordinator. Contact her at betsyCLAYTON The legendary Roland Martin, left, will be fishing in this years event with former Tampa Bay Buc Mike Alstott. Right, anglers relax for a photo after last years tournament.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 2-8, 2008 NEWS A21 This week and next, were pulling out some of the best must know information from our just-released books, The Ultimate Dog Lover and The Ultimate Cat Lover. Each must know piece in the book has been developed with the help of one of the top experts in each area of expertise, and these experts are noted at the end of each tip. (This week, dogs. Next week, cats will get their due.) Socializing: Once you have picked up your puppy at 8 weeks, you still have five weeks left of the critical socialization period. Your puppy needs to meet another 100 people in this period. If the puppy sees only family for the first months of life, he or she often will develop a fear of strangers. Dr. Ian Dunbar, veterinarian and behaviorist, founder of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers ( Dog parks: Not all dogs learn to play nice, and some perfectly good dogs just arent well-suited for the communal experience. Some will unintentionally provoke fights or fearfulness from other dogs with overly aggressive or unrelenting play. These are likely dogs who never learned to read the language of another dogs leave me alone cues and will keep pushing until theres a fight. Hormones can also play a role, and thats why its usually best for dog-park play to be among spayed and Pet of the WeekTo adopt a petThere are many pets awaiting adoption into loving homes at the Collier County Domestic Animal Shelter, 7610 Davis Blvd. in Naples. New adoption fees as of Oct. 1 are $65 for cats and $80 for dogs; the shelter also regularly has rabbits, ferrets, gerbils and guinea pigs. You can search online for available pets of all kinds and download an adoption application at Or you can visit the shelter between 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; and from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Visit the Web site or call 252-7387 for more information.>>GeorgiaOne of the sweetest dogs at the Collier County Domestic Animal Shelter, Georgia is almost a year and a half old and has white and brown brindled fur. She loves to say hi to shelter visitors by pushing her paws against the gate and wagging her tail. PET TALES By DR. MARTY BECKE & GINA SPADAFORI______________________________Universal Press SyndicateFor ULTIMATE pet lovers onlyneutered animals. Dr. Melissa Bain, veterinarian and behaviorist, head of Clinical Animal Behavior Service at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine Low-shed pets: If youre looking specifically for a dog who wont shed much, get a small, longhaired dog and keep the coat trimmed short. Why? Because the hair of longhaired dogs falls out less frequently, and a smaller dog has less hair to shed than a larger one. If you keep the hair clipped short, the hair that does fall out will result in less volume to deal with. Dr. Craig Griffin, veterinary dermatologist, lecturer and instructor on skin problems in animals, and founder and co-owner of the Animal Dermatology Clinic Canine cancer: The best treatment for cancer is prevention. Restrict your dogs daily intake of food to maintain a fit body weight, and feed him a balanced, delicious high-quality diet with limited amounts of carbohydrates (sugars), moderate amounts of good-quality proteins and higher levels of n-3 fatty acids such as DHA. Consider supplementing omega-3 fatty acids to potentially reduce the risk of developing cancer. Add regular exercise. Dr. Gregory Ogilvie, veterinarian and oncologist, former head of research at the Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State University, and director of the Angel Care Cancer Center Trick training: All dogs can learn tricks. Which kind of trick depends on the dog his physical abilities and how quickly he thinks. Some breeds have a physical advantage: Basset hounds will never be as quick as border collies, for example. Even old dogs can learn new tricks, despite the saying to the contrary. In fact, old dogs love new tricks, because they enjoy the attention and fun of trick training. Liz Palika, certified dog-trainer for more than 25 years, award-winning author of more than 50 books, including The Complete Idiots Guide to Dog Tricks (Alpha, $15)

PAGE 22 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 2-8, 2008 HowDo YouSee Retirement? AttendaFREESeminar 15101ShellPointBlvd.FortMyers,Florida339081-800-780-1131(239) ShellPointislocatedinFortMyersjust2milesbeforetheSanibelCauseway.ShellPointisanon-profitministryofTheChristianandMissionaryAllianceFoundation THEISLAND|THEWOODLANDS|EAGLESPRESERVE2008ShellPoint.Allrightsreserved.LearnMore!AttendaFREESeminarAvailableDates(SeminarsBeginat9a.m.)Wednesday,October8 Tuesday,October14 Wednesday,October22 Tuesday,October28AttendaFREEInformationalCoffee&SeminarandSeetheRetirementLifestyleatShellPointTheseminarisFREE,butseatingislimited! Reserveyourseattodaybycalling(239)466-1131MondaythroughFriday,8:00a.m.to4:30p.m.Refreshmentswillbeserved.Seminarsareheldat9:00am intheCrystalRoomonTheIslandatShellPoint. Rx Have you seen any faces seared into the surface of any pitas lately? These are often big items on e-Bay. Or you might find word of such phenomena via human interest fillers in the evening television news or in underground newspapers. I am always on the lookout for confirmation of the miraculous. I dont care if its on a pita or on a tortilla, or on a bank wall. For me, The simulacrum is never that which conceals the truth. The simulacrum is true (Jean Baudrillard). I am even satisfied with an ephemeral event. I dont mind if the sign is merely passing through, like dragons flying in the puffiness of cumulous clouds, come and gone like one-night stands, like ocean waves. It can be a fleeting running something, unnamed and unbidden, but insistently proving an existence between the solid here and the undulating there of fantasy. I can be satisfied with the shifting sands of tea leaves left behind from stirring demitasse whirlpools. Finding a sign is a sigh of relief amidst the mediocrity of the dull, rigid, and confused. I am not alone in this. I know that the humanness of the human MUSINGS heart is its longing for meaning beyond itself. The best proof that this is true is the fact that there is a name for what I am writing about. How can there be a name for something, agreed upon by folk and even, in this case, scholars, if it is not real? Well, we call it pareidolia. Pareidolia is the giving of meaning to random visual events, like seeing the dragons in clouds, or the pornography in Rorschach cards. Those with feet firmly planted, not on mystical coffee grounds but on terra firma, may find these are instances of abnormal meaningfulness. Such observers of the external might claim sureness of their consensual and approved reality interpretations. I would like, with pirate glee, to talk to this audience about two interestingly subtle perceptual system malfunctions. Anton syndrome is the name of the condition of those who are completely blind, but maintain they are not because the cerebral language module that communicates with the outside world is disconnected from the visual cortex. They are blind, and they dont know it. This is a case of not knowing that something is wrong. Blindsight is the converse. In this syndrome, something is right, and that is not known. The person reports being blind, but can respond to characteristics of visual stimuli without awareness that s/he has seen it. Depending on the state of our con-Simulacra: smoke and mirrorsnectors, we can be easily fooled into believing that we see what we cant see, or that we cant see when in fact we can. What you see is not simply what you get. Being a pirate, I know that the world is really more like a Rorschach blot than an encyclopedia. We are all playing this wonderful game of interpreting the world. We seduce pieces of the puzzle which begin to stand out with the naming. We say, See that? And with enough agreement, the idea becomes a marketable reality. Nietzsche, in his Twilight of the Idols, claims that as we move from the raw sense data to the constructions of reason and their subsequent naming, we have less, not more. I hear his desire. I, too, want to be a primitive with brain soaked in neurotransmitters, ablaze, seeing a world every inch alive, dripping and saturated with the materialization of every thought, sans mediation of verbiage. But, alas and alack, I also want to be a culturally appropriate modern having tea, pinky raised, with the scientific method. Rx is the FloridaWeekly muse who hopes to inspire profound mutiny in all those who care to read. Our Rx may be wearing a pirate cloak of invisibility, but emanating from within this shadow is hope that readers will feel free to respond. Who knows: You may even inspire the muse. Make contact if you dare. How can I choose all? The I that is post-modern and beyond loves Winnicotts concept of the transitional object. My transitional object would be a teddy bear with an eye patch and a hook for its left hand. In the holding of my teddy bear I realize myself held by a substantial existence, secure. And, at the same time, I am held by the all possibility of a world whirled, a world of ever expanding improbabilities. I have this pirate dream.


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JIM MCLAUGHLIN/FLORIDA WEEKLYBUSINESSNAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUSINESS INDUSTRY BSECTIONWEEK OF OCTOBER 2-8, 2008Junior Achievement to honor Todd Gates, Paul MarinelliAlthough city ordinance took effect Oct. 1, businesses still unsure about the rulesJunior Achievement of Southwest Florida will induct Todd E. Gates of GATES and the late Paul J. Marinelli of Barron Collier Companies into the 2008 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County, at a dinner and awards ceremony Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. The award recognizes business leaders who serve as role models for youth through their professional accomplishments and commitment to the community. Gates and Marinelli will join a distinguished group of individuals who have been inducted into the Hall of Fame since its inception in 1987. Since 1993, Gates has been a principal of GATES, a construction, development and real estate company. In addition to managing this successful company and serving as leader in his field, he has made significant contributions as a community volunteer. At the state level, he has participated in efforts such as Leadership Florida 2007 and the State of Florida Chamber of Commerce. He also serves on the boards for many Southwest Florida non-profits. A New York native and a magna cum laude graduate of Fordham University, Marinelli was president and CEO of the Barron Collier Companies in Naples. After joining the company in June 1986 as assistant chief financial officer, he was promoted to chief operating officer in December 1992. In December 1997, he assumed the CEO role, a position he held until his death in April 2008. Marinellis contributions and his abilities to bring diverse communities together extended well beyond his company. His professional and community leadership extended to organizations ranging from the American Heart Association and Audubon of Florida to Florida Gulf Coast University College of Business and Florida TaxWatch. Among the many awards Marinelli received were the Urban Land Institute Pathfinder Award and Distinguished Alumni of Leadership Collier Award. Marinelli Gates Recycling: Its the lawEach night, after the last customers leave the Bamboo Caf on 12th Avenue South, their bellies full with homemade French cooking, owner Lisa Boet collects the days paper, plastic and cardboard remnants, piles them into her vehicle and takes them home, where she dumps them into her residential recycling container. I bring a lot of stuff to my home, if you can believe it, she said. With the new city ordinance passed in May making it mandatory for all businesses to implement a recycling program as of Oct. 1 or face fines, Boet should no longer have to take her business trash home. Unfortunately, however, its not up to her. If I wanted to put a recycling bin out, I couldnt do it, she explained. It is up to our landlord. But landlords, like Naples City Councilwoman Teresa Heitmann, whose Ninth Street North office building was supplied with a recycling container as part of the citys test phase, are discouraged. As a business owner, I still have not been contacted by the city about the details and my responsibilities, Heitmann said. Sue Soldan, general manager of the Inn of Naples, is also in the dark about acquiring recycle containers and about pick-up services, but to comply with the law she has advised the hotels 20 employees about the need to recycle. Now all paper, cans, bottles and cardboard are being separated. We just dont have anyone to pick it up, she said. According to the ordinance, business owners are responsible for hiring a vendor and documenting all pick-ups, so when code enforcement shows up there is proof of compliance. Smaller businesses with few recyclable items can take their waste to a recycle center and show the receipt as proof. To spread the word to more than 600 businesses, city officials are going door-todoor, attending meetings and passing out an informational booklet whose solid waste section discusses the ordinance. Here we go again, moving forward without preparation, Heitmann said. We should have had conversations with the business owners to make sure they know how to follow the ordinance.County lessonsThe city could learn a lesson from Collier County, whose mandatory business recycling ordinance has been in place since July 2004. County businesses were given a one-year grace period to comply with the new law and officials got the word out in various ways, including going door-todoor, conducting presentations at the NaplesJIM MCLAUGHLIN/FLORIDA WEEKLYSEE RECYCLE, B5 BY ALYSIA SHIVERS ___________________news@ WEEK at-a-glanceEDC Excellence awardsAnd other networking social events in Naples. B12&13 Sand Dollar awardsLely Resort was named Community of the Year by the Collier Building Industry Association. B14 Remaining positiveTough times dont discourage window fashions wholesaler Carlos Diaz. B2 A days haul at the Naples Recycling Center.

PAGE 26 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF OCTOBER 2-8, 2008 BUSINESS PROFILE Carlos Diaz, founder, president and CEO of Gulf Coast American Fabrication in Naples, knows a thing or two about tough times.As a boy growing up in his native Cuba, Diaz saw the Castro regime strip his prosperous family of its multiple business interests. Cubas turmoil led to the familys immigration to the United States, through Spain, in 1972. They came, Diaz notes, with zero money in the bank. Through hard work and diligence, Diaz founded and built Gulf Coast American Fabrication into the largest independent fullline Hunter Douglas Window Fashions fabricator and distributor in the Southeast.But the slumping housing market and faltering economy have taken a toll. In 2005, Diaz business hit a high point, recording about $25 million in revenues. We went from nothing in 1986 to $25 million less than 20 years later, he says. Now, were lucky if were doing $15 million. His workforce is down from about 170 to 75, and some longtime customers have fallen victim to economic woes. That is very difficult to see, because the strength of this company is in its ability to form long-lasting relationships, Diaz says. As a wholesaler, we take great pride and satisfaction in helping our customers prosper and grow.Still, the 49-year-old Diaz remains upbeat, and some of that optimism undoubtedly is fueled by his quintessentially American success story. No doubt about it, my success could have happened only in America, he says.When he arrived in Naples in 1972 and began his studies at Naples High School, Diaz spoke no English. My first objective was to master the language, he recalls. That was difficult. Few teachers or even students spoke Spanish at that time. He graduated from high school in 1976 and went on to earn an associates degree at Edison State College. He continued his education at the University of Miami, where he met Mary, his future wife. Diaz was a pre-med major, but he soon decided that a doctors life was not for him. He did, however, become a licensed medical technician. To supplement his income, he began selling window coverings doorto-door. Soon, his sales commissions were triple what he was making as a medical technician.He and Mary left Miami and moved to Naples. On April 1, 1986, he began his career as a wholesaler of vertical blinds. Over the next two decades, Gulf Coast American Fabrication prospered. Between 1986 and 2005, the company experienced annual double-digit growth. A manufacturing facility covering 60,000 square feet was built on a 10-acre site on Westview Drive. The company also invested in a $500,000 upgrade of its software systems made necessary by the fact that roughly 20 percent of its orders come through the Internet.Yet past successes were eroded by the vagaries of the national economy, and the recent downturn has been a time of trial for Diaz and his employees, whose average tenure with the company is seven years. Were not just a business; were a family, Diaz says. And theyve pulled together like a family, he adds. Theyve been great through all of this voluntarily reducing salaries, donating benefits and freezing raises. It has been painful. Family both at home and at work always has been an important component of Diazs life. He and Mary who still works with her husband have two sons, Alex Matthew, 13, and Brian Matthew, 10. We gave them both the middle name of Matthew because that means gift from God. And that is what they are, Diaz says. The boys play football at First Baptist Academy, and Diaz is actively involved in their sports activities. When he can find the time, he also enjoys fishing. Despite the demands of business and home, Diaz is an enthusiastic volunteer in numerous causes in the Naples community. In recognition of this, he recently was presented with the Outstanding Volunteer of the Year award by the Economic Development Council of Collier County. It has been an honor to help (this community) in any way I can, he says. (Naples) has been very good to me. As he looks to the future, Diaz says the challenges presented by the economic downturn are numerous. The only good about this is that it happened when the business is mature, not when I was first starting out, he says. We could not have weathered this in the beginning. This is the worst Ive seen, but we can get through it. We will get through it. We have the resources to do that. Even in the toughest of times, Diaz outlook remains positive and that, he says, will not change. Sometimes, (a positive attitude) is all that you have left, my friend, he says with a laugh.As a man who has stared down adversity before, Carlos Diaz knows what hes talking about. Tough times dont discourage window fashions wholesaler Carlos DiazBY BILL CORNWELL ____________________news@ It Takes Seven Dailies to Make One Weekly.Congratulations on your new Naples Edition!As regulars of your Greater Fort Myers edition since its debut in April 2007, we know that sophisticated readers of your new edition will also appreciate being In the Know week aer week. Good news really does travel fast. All the best to our good friends at Florida Weekly! Honest. Answers.PHONE: (239) 481.5511 VIEW OUR PORTFOLIO ONLINE @ WWW. SPIROANDASSOCIATES.COM Carlos Diaz, CEO of Gulf Coast American Fabrication.JIM MCLAUGHLIN / FLORIDA WEEKLY


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Massa specializes in treatment of TMJ and TMD problems as well as restorative, general and cosmetic dentistry. He completed his graduate degree from the Las Vegas Institute for Advance Dentistry and is the only LVI graduate in Naples. In addition to his advanced training at the Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education and the Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Study, he is a member of the International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics and expects to complete his fellowship next year.Julio Estremera, a certified business analyst at the Florida Gulf Coast University Small Business Development Center, was recognized as Floridas Star at the Association of Small Business Development Centers 28th Annual National Conference in Chicago. Estremera was chosen in recognition of his contributions to the SBDC. In 2007, Estremera counseled nearly 350 entrepreneurs and small business owners and was responsible for $1.2 million in financing and more than $2.5 million in owner investments to grow and market client businesses. ance industry education programs and participation in association activities. A licensed property and casualty agent, Zivich has more than 27 years experience in the insurance industry. Rendezvous For You, a local concierge matchmaking service established in Naples, announced that Courtney Smoot has been named the new sales and marketing representative for its expansion into Lee County. She will partner with local restaurants, personal service providers and boutiques to offer more value to Rendezvous For You members. Smoot was the marketing director with Totally Unique Ideas for the past year and a project manager for Tampa Bay Trane for three years. Veronica Kulwicki has joined The Moran Asset Management Group of Wachovia Securities as the newest client associate, responsible for providing operational support in the research and resolution of client inquiries. A native of Kiev, Ukraine, Kulwicki received her bachelor of science in business administration with a concentration in international business and marketing from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta. Prior to settling in Florida, she studied financial analysis of market trends and stock and option trade operations at the Income Strategies Institute and international business at the University of Monaco. The Moran Asset Management Group is a money management practice that has served the Naples community for 27 years under the direction of founder Thomas Moran, managing director-investments and senior PIM portfolio manager. Fifth Third Bank announced the appointments of Debbie Minnick as vice president, private banking and John Tenney as assistant vice president, financial center manager for the banks Strand location at 5636 Tavilla Circle, Naples. Minnick previously served as assistant vice president and senior financial specialCoast University and an undergraduate degree in management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is a graduate of the Leadership Collier Program and the Leadership Institute Program sponsored by The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. The Urban Land Institute Southwest Florida District Council has selected David H. Farmer, P.E., managing principal of Keystone Development Advisors, as vice chairman Collier County. In this position, Farmer is responsible for increasing awareness of locally specific land development issues, promoting the mission of ULI, fostering ULI membership and promoting responsible development throughout the Naples-Collier County market. Farmer has been active in the South Florida real estate development industry since 1989. He managed the acquisition, entitlement and development of property for Keystone Companies from 2000 to 2008 before starting Keystone Development Advisors. Currently, he serves on the Collier County Rural Land Stewardship Area Review Committee and Horizon Study Master Plan Committee for Golden Gate Estates. Colliers Arnold announced that Kimberly Lamb, CPM, has accepted the role of senior executive vice president of Colliers Arnold, including direct oversight of the property management of more than 11 million square feet of retail, industrial and office space in major markets throughout Florida. Lamb joined Colliers Arnold in December 2007 as Florida director of retail services. She has been involved in real estate management for more than 23 years with a specialty in retail and Class A office. She previously worked as vice president of North Florida for Trammell Crow Company. Personal Lines Account Executive Belinda Zivich of Gulfshore Insurance, Inc. was recently awarded the Individual Education Achievement Award from the Florida State Council of the National Association of Insurance Women. The award recognizes excellence and dedication to continuing education. Among the criteria considered in conferring the award are the candidates involvement in the insurRick Johnson has been appointed general manager of WGCU Public Media, Florida Gulf Coast Universitys public broadcasting radio and television station, effective Oct. 20. Johnson comes to FGCU with more than 30 years of public broadcasting experience. Currently, he is the senior vice president for Radio and Television Programming and Production at WJCT-TV/FM (PBS/NPR) in Jacksonville. Previously, he held the position of station manager at WFSUTV at Florida State University. He also held positions at public broadcasting stations in Seattle, Wash., Albuquerque, N.M., and at an ABC affiliate in Green Bay, Wis. Sandra Mathias has joined Downing-Frye Realty, Inc. as a new sales associate. Originally from Detroit, Mathias is new to the local real estate field. Prior to joining Downing-Frye, she was a technical writer and trainer working overseas in Singapore and Thailand. She also previously was a purchasing manager for a clothing manufacturer/ retail company and managed restaurants in Vancouver, Wash. She attended classes at the University of California Santa Cruz and lived in California for 23 years. She has completed numerous training courses and is currently a member of the Naples Area, Florida and National Associations of Realtors. Brian L. Goguen, vice president of real estate for the Barron Collier Companies, has been elected to serve as chairman of the Urban Land Institute Southwest Florida District Council for the 2008-09 year. 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The BB&T Distinguished Professorship in Free Enterprise will enable FGCU to develop a new course for business majors that examines the philosophical basis for free market economics and the connection between capitalism and economic well-being. The professor will be available for public speaking engagements and will develop a book club that focuses on free enterprise. Susan Maurer, BB&T senior vice president and area executive, said, We hope this program will create a long-term partnership between BB&T and FGCU, and show our commitment to this community. This program will also be a great opportunity for the universitys scholars to encourage thorough discussions of the moral foundations of capitalism. The Lutg ert College of Business plans to create an annual lecture series aimed at bringing in prominent thinkers of national status to further explore the concepts of free enterprise capitalism. 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Plus, the county implemented an award program called WRAP (Waste Reduction Award Program) to encourage businesses to go above and beyond normal recycling practices. Some who have been recognized over the years include: Prism Microwave, whose 10-person office is completely paperless Doubletree hotel, which offers recycling services to both staff and guests Naples Tomato, which has a stringent training program for its staff as well as an in-house recognition program With the majority of the trash in the Golden Gate landfill coming from county and city businesses, the overall goal of these mandatory recycling ordinances is to extend the landfills life. Commercial waste buried in the landfill in 2006 totaled 179,010 tons. In 2007, that number dropped to 177,037 tons. Waste diverted from the landfill and sent on to recycling plants totaled 444,985 tons in 2006 and increased significantly in 2007 to 614,947 tons. I think we can always do better, but yes, we are pleased with our results, said Jodi Walters, waste reduction and recycling manager. Today, the lifespan of the 300acre landfill has been extended by 25 years due to various diversion efforts, said Go.Benefits for allIn addition to benefiting the landfill and the environment, waste management and city officials say theres a financial plus that comes with recycling. Vice Mayor Penny Taylor points out that recycle containers cost less than garbage containers, which helps out on the property owners bottom line. Plus, she added about the city, We pay a lot of money for garbage disposal and landfill costs. This will reduce those costs. Bob Middleton, City of Naples interim director of public works, agrees. If a business owner receives materials in a cardboard container, they quickly recognize that if they can keep it out of the waste stream, theyve made money on it, he said. County recycling coordinator Go adds that there are several recycling companies to choose from, meaning business owners can do some comparative pricing and come out ahead that way as well. Heitmann, however, is still concerned about pick-up and placement of recycle containers, especially in many of the citys small alleyways, she said. Money can be made or lost on recycling. If the city could have been in control of picking up the recyclable materials, thats one thing, but now with no coordination of pick-up dates among vendors, We could potentially be setting ourselves up for unnecessary costs in fuel, energy and time. Overall, though, everyone is in agreement that recycling is good. As Boet takes her restaurant recyclables home every night, uses local purveyors to reduce gas consumption and returns the empty boxes to her organic vegetable producer, she believes her actions are worthwhile. If you do a lot of little things, it certainly makes an impact, she said. 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Tri Tech Restoration & Remodeling leased 1,200 square feet of industrial space at 6187 Shirley St., Unit 2, from WVG, LLC. Bill Gonnering, CCIM, and Christine Martin of Investment Properties Corporation negotiated this transaction. Park Shore Kitchens, LLC leased 5,432 square feet of retail space at 3860 Tamiami Trail N., from Cypress Park, LLC. Patrick Fraley of Investment Properties Corporation negotiated this transaction.Christian Kerrigan Design leased 848 square feet of retail space at 3898 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 103, from Cypress Park, LLC. Patrick Fraley of Investment Properties Corporation negotiated this transaction.Commercial constructionCreighton Construction Management has completed the rebuilding and remodeling of eight Kentucky Fried Chicken locations throughout Florida. The stores are located in Naples, Golden Gate, Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, North Fort Myers, and Fort Myers. 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With Storm Smart Intelligent Storm Protection.FREE in-home consultation FORT MYERS NAPLESBUSINESS NEWS The board of directors of TIB Financial Corp. parent company of TIB Bank and Naples Capital Advisors, among others in the greater Naples, Bonita Springs and Fort Myers area and throughout Florida, has voted to distribute a 1 percent stock dividend valued at approximately $0.07 per share. The dividend is payable on Oct.10 to TIB stockholders of record as of Sept. 30. The board will continue to evaluate the amount of the companys quarterly dividend and its dividend policy in light of current and expected trends. Headquartered in Naples, TIB Financial Corp. is a growth-oriented financial services company with approximately $1.5 billion in total assets and 20 full-service banking offices throughout the Florida Keys, Homestead, Naples, Bonita Springs, Fort Myers, Venice and Sebring. TIBs Naples Capital Advisors, Inc., a registered investment advisor, has approximately $94 million of assets under advisement. To learn more about TIB Bank and Naples Capital Advisors, Inc., visit and, respectively. Copies of recent news releases, SEC filings, price quotes, stock charts and other valuable information may be found on TIBs investor relations site at For more information, contact Thomas Longe, chairman and chief executive officer, at 263-3344, or Stephen Gilhooly, executive vice president and chief financial officer, at 659-5876. Business WireMarla Ottenstein of Ottenstein Marketing has launched RE-SU-M, a new division specializing in writing resumes, professional biographies and cover letters targeted toward helping the applicant get his or her foot in the door. In todays market, its imperative that the prospective job applicant have a concise, well-written and organized resume, Ottenstein says. A great resume can make the difference between getting your foot in the door or not. Ottenstein Marketing specializes in developing and executing marketing strategies for clients including luxury homebuilders, commercial contractors, developers, architects and designers. The firm also offers writing services for Web sites, brochures, newsletters and advertisements. For more information call (239) 597-6277 or visit www.ottenstein Fifth Third Bank customers can now a v ail themsel ves of an enhanced Identity Alert product to further protect their personal and financial assets. While we have in the past offered similar identity theft solutions, we are pleased to launch this product with the latest in card and credit monitoring tools, offering an additional layer of security for our customers, said Tim Mackay, senior vice president and retail executive for Fifth Third Bank (South Florida). The new features include: Card Patrol, which allows customers to register up to 10 debit or credit cards to be monitored online for fraudulent activity. Payment Card Protection, which enables customers to cancel all registered cards if lost or stolen with one call. Credit Alert, which monitors credit information and sends alerts directly to customers, and provides $10,000 in insurance as well as fraud resolution assistance. Triple Bureau Reports and Scores, which enable customers to receive copies of all three major credit bureau reports and scores. Customers interested in Identity Alert can add it to their existing Fifth Third Bank checking account and enroll at their local banking center. In addition to Identity Alert, Fifth Third Bank offers extensive tools and information regarding identity theft, fraud alerts and more online at Providing a spin on the concept of speed dating, FaceTime5 allows likeminded business professionals to meet in a comfortable, structured setting. Each guest has five one-on-one meetings with five new people who share a desire to connect for business purposes. Each person has five minutes to tell his or her story, then listens to the other persons story for five minutes before rotating to the next person and repeating the process. In 65 minutes, members connect with other professionals who understand the value of meeting the right people. After the meeting, guests are free to continue the conversation with those who offer the most promise. All contact information is provided for follow up. Additional membership options include an upgraded listing on FaceTime5s membership directory, advertising opportunities on the Web site, guest keynote speakers and private coaching lessons. Members will have an annual golf outing and also a dinner and silent auction, with proceeds benefitting a selected charity. For more information call 287-7510 or visit Make sure your resume is right for the jobFaceTime5: Speed-dating for your businessTIB Financial Corp. announces third quarter stock dividend Fifth Third Bank upgrades identity-protection services


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The Womens Empowered Network raised $1,500 for the Make A Wish Foundation during its quarterly charitable luncheon and silent auction in September. WEN organizer Joann Frazier presented the check to Connie Martin of Make A Wish on Oct. 1. WEN offers women in Southwest Florida an opportunity to socialize, network and gain business referrals in a structured yet relaxed atmosphere, with the concept of collaborating, inspiring and supporting each other in business. The organization recently celebrated its first anniversary. A quarterly luncheon and silent auction is held to raise money for a local charity. To come as a guest, or become a member, contact Katie Bryce at 895-2448 or visit NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 2-8, 2008 BUSINESS B11 Dana Johnson, senior vice president and chief economist for Comerica Bank, will share with area business and community leaders his insights into the local and national economy at a breakfast meeting beginning at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 6, at Comericas Naples banking center, 3001 Tamiami Trail North. A former economist with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve Board, Johnson is interviewed frequently in national media and publishes a variety of economic reports each month. The public is invited to attend his Naples presentation, though space is limited. For more information and to make reservations, call (561) 961-6607. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Comerica Incorporated is strategically aligned by three business segments: The Business Bank, The Retail Bank and Wealth & Institutional Management. Comerica reported total assets of $66 billion on June 30. Nanotech continues to set the paceComerica welcomes senior VP to discuss the economyNaples-based Industrial Nanotech, Inc. continues to maintain its record of triple-digit revenue growth despite the downturn in the economy. This year to date, the companys annual year over year revenue increase is 174 percent, CEO/CTO Stuart Burchill said. Nanotechs average annual year over year revenue growth from 2004 through 2007 is 184 percent, he added. Our original business model of creating a worldwide presence in multiple diverse market sectors to create a consistently increasing revenue stream has proven to be sound, Burchill said Industrial Nanotech, Inc., a global nanoscience solutions and research leader, develops and commercializes new and innovative applications for nanotechnology. Additional information about the company and its products can be found at Sarlo Power Mowers, Inc. has opened a ne w r etail and servic e location at 5900 Shirley St., off Pine Ridge Road in Naples in order to better serve its residential and commercial customers in South Lee and Collier counties. This is the Sarlo familys second retail and service center in Southwest Florida. Operations at the flagship store and manufacturing plant in Fort Myers will continue downtown on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., headquarters for the business for the past 73 years.Sarlo is the oldest lawn mower manufacturer in the United States under single ownership. The company is Briggs and Strattons oldest continuous customer. For more information, visit Henricks Jewelers has recovered from Chapter 11 bankruptcy as a newly reorganized company. The companys Southwest Florida locations in Naples and Bonita Springs will remain open. In appreciation of its loyal customers, Henricks is honoring all warranties that were established before the company filed bankruptcy and reorganized. The company filed a petition for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in November 2007 and has reorganized with the same owners, Kevin Waters and Patrick Hopper of Luxury Ventures, with backing from Kairos Capital Partners.We are pleased to be once again serving our loyal customers and look forward to seeing them all again this season, said Waters, CEO of Luxury Ventures. Through their support we are back and stronger than ever, and we intend to give back through new pricing and exclusive, cutting-edge designs. Sarlo expands operations to NaplesHenricks Jewelers recovers from bankruptcy BUSINESS BRIEFS Women raise $1,500 for Make A Wish Foundation

PAGE 36 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB12 BUSINESS WEEK OF OCTOBER 2-8, 2008 NETWORKING Fred and Carole Nerone with Susan and Terry McMahan Joe and Stella Ritacco Monica Biondo with Meg and Doug Shipp Barry and Ruth Nicholls John Gleason and Maureen Christensen Mary and Clay Cone Brian Delony, Kelly Bridwell, Danielle and Michael Poff Robert and Penny Pritt, and Kristina and Mark Price Susi Winchell, Tammie Nemecek and Amy EvanchoEDC Excellence in Industry Awards at the Sudgen TheatrePHOTOS JERRY SMITH A wards at the S udg e e e e e e e n n n n n n n T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e atr e


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 2-8, 2008 BUSINESS B13 NETWORKING Carla Channell and Michael Stephen Bob Miller and John Boyette Mayor Bill Barnett and Marc Buck Gary and Cris Carlson Don Mattarella and Ajay Patel Jennifer Alvarez Merja McKeena, Jamie Gregor and Ron McSwiney John DeMartino, Indira Maharaj and Rob Swift Colleen and Gregory MooreOrion Bank VIP Reception at Pine RidgePHOTOS JERRY SMITH ception at Pine Ridg e


The Sales & Marketing Council of the Collier Building Industry Association presented its 17th Annual Sand Dollar Awards to CBIA members in recognition of excellence in building, development, landscape design, interior design, remodeling, commercial design, advertising, marketing and sales. For the complete lost 2008 Sand Dollar Awards, visit Resort named Community of the YearStock Development earned 18 Sand Dollar Awards for 2008 from the Collier Building Industry Association, including Community of the Year (average home price under $750,000) honors for Lely Resort. Nowhere else is there such a diverse array of new home designs and club amenities, giving residents the most comprehensive selection of lifestyle options in the area, John Zagar, vice president of sales, said about Lely Resort. Whether they live here seasonally or full-time, golf, play tennis or prefer to relax by the pool in their free time, we have a home and amenity package to meet their budget. Homebuyers have also recognized Lely Resorts exceptional lifestyle as Stock Development has registered more than 180 sales in 2008. Paseo in Fort Myers, another Stock Development project, was named the Lee Building Industry Association Community of the Year earlier this year, marking the first time a single developer has held both honors simultaneously. In 2008, Stock Development has won 44 major awards, including five Excel/Aurora Awards from the Southeast Building Conference and 21 Pinnacle Awards from the Lee Building Industry Association. It is especially gratifying to be recognized for excellence by your peers, said Claudine Lger-Wetzel, vice president of sales and marketing for Stock Development. The firm has earned accolades for its new home designs, lifestyle amenities, interior designs, marketing efforts and sales personnel.REAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY The Mercato has been named Top Construction Project for 2008 in Lee and Collier counties by the Gulf Coast Business Review. The list ranks large commercial, office and multi-family residential projects based on total construction cost. On 53 acres at the intersection of U.S. 41 North and Vanderbilt Beach Road, the upscale lifestyle center is a joint venture of The Lutg ert Companies and the Barron Collier Companies of Naples. Construction is more than 75 percent complete. Thanks to our general contractor Hoar Construction Company and the cooperation of Mother Nature, we are nearing completion on schedule, Howard Gutman, president of The Lutgert Companies, said this week. This mixeduse project has contributed greatly to the local economy, with more than 400 people working on this site, 80 percent of whom are local, he added. When completed in early 2009, The Mercato will provide nearly 330,000 square feet of main street-style retail and restaurants, 140,000 square feet of Class A office space and 175 luxury residential units. Convenient deck parking will interconnect to the various buildings. Among the major tenants at The Mercato are Whole Foods Market, The Capital Grille, McCormick & Schmicks, Books-A-Million, Sur La Table, Coldwater Creek, Z Gallerie and Blue Martini. The center will also house several law firms, investment management firms and other professional businesses as well as an 11-screen, 1,300-seat movie theater. For leasing information, contact Dougall McCorkle, senior vice president of commercial real estate for The Mercato, at 261-6100 or e-mail Doug all@Lutg ert. com. A group of business leaders, tradesmen, contractors and volunteers are quietly purchasing and refurbishing houses in Collier County that will soon be homes for working professionals and their families. Housing Opportunities Made for Everyone, Inc, or H.O.M.E. Inc., works in partnership with government agencies, charitable foundations and businesses to make attractive homes available with a subsidized mortgage to income-qualified buyers. Special touches to make homes more livable, such as upgraded countertops, crown molding and other amenities, are made possible by contributions from local businesses and construction tradesmen. Families of people in the service industries that are important to our community such as administrative, government, food service workers and construction tradespeople, as well as teachers, firemen, nurses and police officers find themselves unable to afford a home in the expensive Naples real estate market, says Melvin Engel, president and CEO of the H.O.M.E. Inc. board of directors. This collaborative effort between public and private sectors will work to make single-family home ownership a reality for them, he added. Engels construction company, Boran Craig Barber Engel, and many of their subcontractors are among the Southwest Florida businesses contributing time, manpower and material upgrades to H.O.M.E.s first project. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce is working with H.O.M.E. to develop local business support. Now being rehabilitated, a foreclosure home in Golden Gate City soon will be ready for a qualified buyer. Collier County Housing and Human The Mercato named top project in Collier, LeeOrganization makes ownership possible for service workersCollecting Sand Dollars from the CBIA The Players Club & Spa at Lely Resort helped Stock Development win Community of the Year from the Collier County Building Industry Association.SEE CBIA, B18 SEE H.O.M.E., B18 COURTESY PHOTOH.O.M.E. sweet homesSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe Mercato lifestyle center is expected to be completed early next year. COURTESY PHOTO WEEK OF OCTOBER 2-8, 2008 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB14


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FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 2-8, 2008 REAL ESTATE B17 Distinguished architectural achievements by members and advocates of The American Institute of Architects Florida Southwest chapter were recognized during the chapters 2008 Design Conference and Awards Celebration. The winners are as follows: Associate Member Individual of the Year Award: Michaela Reiterer, Assoc. AIA, Architectural Network, Inc.; and Zach Smith, Assoc. AIA, BSSW Architects Individual Honor Award: Amy Nowacki, AIA, Architects Design Group Walter Keller Architectural Awareness Award: Ken Buschle, CSI, LEED AP, Gora-McGahey Associates in Architecture Firm of the Year: Victor J. Latavish, AIA Architect W.R. Frizzell Medal of Honor: Matthew Kragh, AIA, Architectural Network, Inc. Community Service Award: Bruce Gora, AIA, Gora-McGahey Associates in Architecture Presidential Awards for dedication and service to the chapter: Victor Latavish, AIA; Andrea Clark Brown, AIA; Sesco Lighting; Sheri LePore ; Joyce Owens, AIA; Wojciech Kulicki, Assoc. AIA; Amy Nowacki, AIA; Wendy Payton-Enriquez, Tweed Advertising; Tadeane Tad Brooks, Honorary Associate AIA Emerging Professionals Centerpiece Competition: Xavier M. Salas; Burt Hill/Pollock Krieg Architects The following AIA Design Awards were also presented: Award of Built Honor of Architecture: Project: Iona Hope Episcopal Church; Architect/Firm: Victor J. Latavish Architect, PA; Client: Rev. John S. Adler Award of Built Merit of Architecture: Project: Gamble Residence; Architect/Firm: Dwight Oakley, AIA; Client: Will and Deloris Gamble Award of Built Merit of Architecture: Project: Payne Park Skateboard Park Pavilion; Firm: Architects Design Group; Architect: ISK Reeves V; Client: City of Sarasota Parks and Recreation Award of Unbuilt Honor of Architecture: Project: Gordon River Underpass Art Gallery; Architect: Matthew Kragh, AIA; Firm: Architectural Network, Inc. ; Client: The City of Naples Award of Unbuilt Honor of Architecture: Project: Edison College Child Care Center; Architect: Gary F. Krueger; Firm: Schenkel Shultz Architecture; Client: Edison State College. Award of Unbuilt Honor of Architecture: Project: FGCU Naples Center; Architect: Matthew Kragh, AIA; Firm: Architectural Network, Inc.; Client: FGCU Award of Unbuilt Merit of Architecture: Project: Sarasota Police Department Headquarters ; Firm: Architects Design Group; Architect: ISK Reeves V; Client: City of Sarasota Police Department Award of Unbuilt Merit of Architecture: Project: von Liebig Art Center; Architect: Andrea Clark Brown P.A.; Firm: Andrea Clark Brown + David Poorman Architects P.A.; Client: Naples Art Association AIA Florida Southwest serves more than 200 members and the communities of Charlotte, Glades, Hendry, Lee and Collier counties. Its mission is to orchestrate and unite the architects of Southwest Florida to promote the profession; to advance the science and art of planning and building; to coordinate the building industry and architectural firms to ensure the advancement of building standards, and to make the profession of ever-increasing service to society. To learn more visit www. AIA Florida Southwest chapter presents Design and Pr actice, its 2008 Alfred W. French III Lectures in Architecture series, on three Friday evenings this month at the International Design Center, Estero. Each evening begins with a reception at 6 p.m.; lectures begin at 6:30 p.m. This years speakers are: Oct. 3 Paul Lukez of Paul Lukez Architecture, Somerville, Mass. Oct. 10 George Ranalli of New York Oct. 24 Tenna Florian of Lake Flato Architects, San Antonio, Texas Professionals and all interested members of the public are welcome. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door; $5 for students. Architects earn one LU per lecture. To make a reservation or for more information, call 263-3898 or de-mail AIA Florida Southwest has designs on awardwinning architects Design and Practice architecture lectures set at International Design Center 780 FIFTH AVENUE SOUTH STE. 200 NAPLES FL 34102 239.261.9131

PAGE 42 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB18 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF OCTOBER 2-8, 2008 Tradewind Pools, Inc. 239.643.6412. Serving all of Collier County Leave the REPAIRS to us CBIAFrom page 14H.O.M.E.From page 14 Collier County Housing and Human Services qualifies candidates for H.O.M.E. Inc., working with the nonprofit to ensure that purchasers can afford to buy and retain the home while preserving adequate disposable income for other expenses. H.O.M.E.s goal is to keep the mortgage, taxes and insurance at 30 percent or less of annual household income. H.O.M.E. Inc. is the brainchild of Naples resident John Barlow, a retired business executive and former CEO of Safelite Auto Glass. A philanthropist who has donated much of his time working with Collier County to develop strategies to provide more affordable housing, Barlow took the initiative to create H.O.M.E. Inc. and to identify a board of directors to help him achieve his goals. The H.O.M.E. Inc. board hopes to purchase, refurbish and sell 12 homes to working professionals by the end of next summer. For more information about contributing to H.O.M.E.s objective of making single-family home ownership a reality for working professionals who contribute to the greater Naples community, contact Mel Engel at Boran Craig Barber Engel Construction Co., Inc. 643-3343. For information about qualifying for a home, contact Lisa Carr at Collier County Housing and Human Services by calling 252-2338 or via e-mail at Among the 18 Sand Dollar Awards presented by the CBIA were Product Design of the Year Awards for The Valencia, Monterey and Capistrano models at Lely Resort and Best Clubhouse honors for The Village Center in Ol at Lely Resort. In addition, five members of the Stock Development team were recognized for their sales and marketing achievements. The Lely Resort Sales Center is at 8020 Grand Lely Drive. For more information call 793-2100 or visit Bays Esperia South wins for clubhouse and residenceEsperia South at Bonita Bay earned four Sand Dollar Awards. The luxury high-rise by T he Lutg ert Companies was recognized for Best Commercial Product Design and Best High-Rise Clubhouse. Model Residence 404, with interior design by Collins & DuPont, earned Product Design of the Year honors and was named Best Interior Design in its category. The 27-story high-rise opened in October 2007 with 119 homes and is the fifth of eight planned by The Lutg ert Companies at Bonita Bay. Bordered by a nature preserve and the ninth green of Bonita Bays Bay Island golf course, Esperia South offers western views of Estero Bay, Bonita Beach and the Gulf of Mexico, and eastern views over Bonita Bay, where one-third of the 2,400-acre community is devoted to golf courses, parks, natural areas and other open spaces. Esperia is designed to provide a carefree, low-maintenance lifestyle for its residents. The building has an electronic >>H.O.M.E. Inc. arranges to purchase single family homes in foreclosure or being sold by the owner, using credit guaranteed by individuals and/ or corporations. >>H.O.M.E. Inc. seeks houses of 1,200 to 1,500 square feet, with three bedrooms and two baths and close to schools and shopping. >>H.O.M.E. Inc. oversees refurbishment of the home in compliance with current building codes and State of Florida State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) requirements. H.O.M.E. Inc. applies for SHIP reimbursement for items covered. >>To create an even more desirable home for the family, local businesses and construction trades make private contributions of labor, material upgrades and contents. >>The house is sold to a buyer quali ed by Collier County to both meet HUD guidelines and qualify for mortgage nancing by the Collier County Loan Consortium. 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It has two outdoor living areas screened and open terraces. Homes in Esperia South are priced from $816,000 to $1,750,000. Residence 404 has been sold but is available for viewing through mid-January 2009. Premier Properties of Southwest Florida is the exclusive representative of the high-rises at Bonita Bay. To learn more, visit the sales center at the entrance to the community on U.S. 41 in Bonita Springs, call 866-314-2838, or log onto B-Squared gathers four awardsB-Squared Advertising, a full-service marketing, advertising and public relations firm, earned four awards during the 18th Annual Sand Dollar Awards. The firm won for: Best Brochure-Builder Member: BCB Homes; Best E-Mail Campaign-Builder Member: BCB Homes; Best Logo DesignBuilder Member: BCB Homes; and Best Special Event benefiting a charity: Olio on Naples Bay. In less than seven years, B-Squared Advertising, co-founded by partners Burl Seslar and Robyn Bonaquist, has received more than 300 awards locally, regionally and nationally for excellence in marketing, design and campaign execution. Local, regional and national clients include those in the business of real estate, education, custom homebuilding, hospitality, packaged goods, tourism, finance, retail, restaurant chains and the medical profession.B-Squared Advertisings headquarters are at 5675 Strand Court. For more information call 593-3600 or visit Bonita Bays Esperia South earned four Sand Dollar Awards for The Lutgert Companies.


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Florida Weekly cuisine A Vietnamese feast for all the senses awaits at Noodle Saigon. C23 Under the Stars Check out Opera Naples exciting new season. C13 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF OCTOBER 2-8, 2008WEEK at-a-glance The Naples Players say hello to The Goodbye GirlThe Naples Players opens its new season at Sugden Community Theatre with Neil Simons romantic comedy, The Goodbye Girl. Tickets are on sale now for the show that runs Oct. 15 through Nov. 8. Performances are at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Dallas Dunnagan directs and Meg Pryor choreographs. Music directors are Julie Shaffer and Aurora Wells. Scenic design is by Matt Flynn, and costume design is by Dot Auchmoody. Vergina Restaurant has partnered with the theater again for the season, offering Dinner and a Show for $58, which includes a three-course dinner before a stroll across 5th Avenue for the show. Tickets to the show only are $35 for adults and $10 for students 18 and younger. For information and tickets, stop by The Naples Players box office at 701 5th Avenue South, call 263-7990 or go to COURTESY PHOTOLaura Needle and James Little, caught in the spotlight during rehearsals for The Goodbye Girl. SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYSamuel L. Lakeview Terrace isnt a horrible film but wait and rent it. C11 Wink winkAs with many things in our modern, over-sexed culture, the wink is losing its allure. C2 S S S S S a a a m m m m u u u u e e e e e e l l l l l l l l l l L L L L L L L L L L . love challenges, declares Joan Brechin Sonnenberg. I love to do something people think I cant do, just to prove that I can. The 78-year-old Neapolitan was taking a break from hanging her work in the Watson Gallery at the von Liebig Art Center last week. It wasnt even yet noon, and, like a typical artist, she already had paint smudges on her hands. She and her husband Fred drove to their storage space early that morning and loaded a U-Haul with her artwork. They unloaded four works, carrying them into the von Liebig. Hes the front of the donkey and Im the rear, when we carry these paintings, she jokes. You have to tilt them (to get them through doors). The two wear back supporters and sturdy Oxfords with steel toes. Its like lifting a calf for 70 years, she says. If you can do that, then you can lift a cow. After leaning the works against the wall, Sonnenberg touches up the edges of her American Dreams triptych. She kneels in front of the piece with blue-gray paint, carefully covering overSEE SONNENBERG, C4 BY NANCY the best she can be JoanSonnenbergBigger isnt always better, but sometimes it is better to be big. I like to be bigger than life. Im a small person, so sometimes I like to be big in my work. Joan SonnenbergCOURTESY PHOTOJoan Brechin Sonnenberg, Scarf Dance, Pastel with mixed media, 60 by 42 inches.i C4more of Joan Sonnenbergs work>>inside

PAGE 46 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 2-8, 2008 Village Walk Bonita 597-8660 Village Walk Naples 514-2047 Neapolitan 649-7767 Pelican Bay 597-6700 Verona Walk 430-1254 FAC #88099Assisted Living Facility #5598Skilled Nursing Facility #1050095CC-Naples, Inc., d/b/a Bentley Village, A Classic Residence by Hyatt, is the sole entity responsible for the performance of the continuing care contracts at Bentley Village, A Classic Residence by Hyatt. Hyatt is a registered trademark of Hyatt Corporation. PP090108704 Village CircleNaples, FL 3 4110www.hyattclassic.comArizona California Colorado Florida Illinois Maryland/D.C. Nevada New Jersey New York South Carolina TexasIts all play and no work at Bentley Village. What will you enjoy today with your new friendsa round of golf, a round of drinks, or a round of applause? Make your escape today. A limited number of newly remodeled homes are available right now. Call (239) 597-1121 to plan your visit.ITSTIMEYOURANAWAYFROMHOME. ITSTIMEYOURANAWAYFROMHOME Contact Artis>>Send your dating tips, questions, and disasters to: sandydays@ It began with a wink. As Janine sat in the fast food drive-thru line, her cars engine idling, the smell of old grease and hot concrete pouring through the air vents, she caught the eye of a woman leaning against the brick building. The woman skin the color of cocoa, hair plaited to her waist looked away. Looked back. Winked. Janine balked. The next day, propelled by her junk food cravings, Janine again waited in her car for a burger. The same woman lounged against the outside wall. She picked at her nails and scanned passing cars. She tossed her hair over her shoulder, dropped her gaze to the parking lot, then turned her face to Janine. She gave another wink. Every day, it went like this, Janine tells the story. By the end of the week, the woman made her way to Janines car. Hey, baby, she said. She leaned against the open window. You need some company tonight? And thats how I got solicited, Janine says to us in the break room, eyes wide, somehow still shocked. We laugh and shake our heads. She should have known with the wink. That devilish eye gesture quick, unobtrusive, and weighty with meaning dates back at least two millennia. In his book, The Naked Woman, human behaviorist Desmond Morris points to a reference made by Roman satirist Martial in the first century. Martial writes, Still you wink at men under an eyelid you took out of a drawer that same morning (here, mocking womens use of eye make-up). Speaking from the 21st century, Morris devotes an entire chapter to eyes, where he chronicles the visual cues women give. The wink is a deliberate one-eyed blink that signifies a state of collusion between the winker and the person winked at, Morris writes. Performed between strangers the gesture usually carries a strong sexual invitation regardless of the genders involved. (Take note, Janine). The Bible, too, weighs in on winking, usually casting the gesture in a dubious light. Proverbs 6:12,13 reads, A worthless person, a wicked man, is the one who walks with a perverse mouth, who winks with his eyes. Not clear enough? Proverbs 10:10 spells it out: He who winks the eye causes trouble. New York City residents in the late 19th apparently carried little regard for the Biblical prohibitions. A New York Times article published in 1881 acknowledged that, among the wellbred, winking in general and especially winking between the sexes was inexcusable. Yet, a New York resident developed a Morse code system of slow and fast winks that quickly spread among the younger generations. At our theatres, on the street, and at church young men and young women are now constantly conversing in the language of the eyelid. Once gauche, winking became de rigueur among in-the-know New Yorkers. As with many things in our modern, over-sexed culture, the wink has begun to lose its allure. I got winked at by a scandalous-looking sub-14-year-old girl in Wal-Mart today, a post on a message board populated by males in the 20-25 range reads. I was appalled. Another poster commiserates, Its a lost art. SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSWink wink, nudge nudge ArtisHENDERSON The wink is a deliberate one-eyed blink that signi es a state of collusion between the winker and the person winked at...


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a few small areas that became scuffed during transit.The hard-edge painting dominates the space with its three panels, each 6-foot by 9-foot. It has a strong Native American feel in its design and patterning. There are circles within circles, squares within squares, and tiny circles within stars.Sonnenbergs work is part of the von Liebigs new exhibit, Women of Merit: Part 2. Sharing the space in the Watson Gallery are works by Janis Siegel and Gisela Miller. All three won top awards in the centers Founders Show. American Dream dwarfs the artist, who is 5 feet tall. Ive always liked to use strong, bold colors, she says. I like to kind of have something come out at you, make you feel that youre a part of this. I always like that feeling; thats why I use a lot of red. It pulls you. It makes you look at it. When you see the red, its like the bull when he sees red. I love red for that reason. The artist, herself a redhead, sees the piece as a political statement. I have a reputation for the fact that I would like to see the world at peace, she says. A pair of gladiator helmets, silver and gold, seem to be clash like rams butting heads. The helmets represent that we should get peace instead of war, Sonnenberg says. I would like us to be out of war and into peaceful situations. Also in the piece is what she calls an old-fashioned telephone. Its silver, outlined in red. That stands for communication, she says. We could get together if we could only communicate better. Its the dream for peace at all times. She is moved by the political environment and responds to those things in a veiled way, below the surface, says von Liebig Curator Jack OBrien. Some of her work deals with war, violence, and thats not immediately obvious.A dream come trueAmerican Dream won Best of Show in the 1976 Bicentennial National Invitational at the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio. Richard J. Boyle, director of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, awarded Sonnenberg the prize. The men, the other painters, were upset, because they were realists, she recalls, with some glee. They were so upset that a woman abstractionist would come in and win the first prize. I stood there. I was happy about that. The board and the other artists walked out, because I was an abstract artist. They had brought in magnificent realistic works. Three men resigned from the board! They felt it wasnt right to have abstraction represented in the Butler Museum of Fine Art. I was just so delighted. I couldnt believe it. These guys were so mad!Ahead of her timeSonnenberg has always been ahead of her time. Donald Miller, who was art critic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, told her that if she had been a male artist, she would have made it, she says. (He said) I wouldve had a better presence in the art world. Over the years, shes been mistakenly called Jack and John, instead of Joan. People assume, because of the strength and skill of her work, that she must be a man. When her husbands job took them to Tokyo for seven years, she tried to exhibit there. They wanted Andy Warhol, famous artists, she says. If you were an emerging artist, they werent interested. They said, Who are you? Youre not Picasso. Youre not Andy Warhol. Youre not Rauschenberg. Youre not Stella. Youre nobody! But Sonnenberg knew who she was, even if she wasnt internationally famous. She was herself, and she stayed true to her own vision and her own calling. Even her high school principal had called her an overachiever. I was trying to be a top student and the best artist I can be, she says. It was not appreciated as much in women at the time. I thought, Guys can do it. Why cant women? Break the glass ceiling. Be the best you can be. You have that passion, that drive, and because somebody says you cant, you want to all the more. Somehow, Sonnenberg found a way to combine motherhood and her artistic calling. I remember getting up in the morning, feeding the kids, making their lunches, she says. Now theyre off. How many hours do I have? It was a challenge Etchings would take eight to 10 hours to produce. She painted the 6-foot x 9-foot panels of American Dream on the kitchen floor of the family home in Pittsburgh. When someone needed to get food out of the refrigerator, theyd have to move a panel, she remembers. American Dream was first an etching. I looked at it and said, Id like to turn this into a painting, she says. I like to be large. I like the idea of something being a large painting. Bigger isnt always better, but sometimes it is better to be big. I like to be bigger than life. Im a small person, so sometimes I like to be big in my work.American Dreams was also exhibited in the Carnegie Museum of Art and in the Coral Springs Museum of Art.In addition to being in private collections around the world, Sonnenbergs work is in the collections of Xerox Corporation, Franklin Federal Savings and Loan Co., Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Toshiba America, Mellon Bank, Arthur Andersen, Ohio Bell, Sheraton Inns and Banco do Brasil, to name a few.A lifelong passionAn only child, Sonnenberg was influenced by her parents. Her father, she says, was a very talented artist; her mother was a sculptor and musician. One of the things I remember, when I was home on a rainy day, my mother would give me paints, paper and pencils, she says. Before I learned to read and write, before I went to school, I learned how to paint and draw. That was wonderful. I thought: thats another direction. I love the fact that my mother was the woman she was, before her time. She would do all the interesting things that I loved to do. Sonnenberg took pre-college art scholar classes on Saturday mornings at the Carnegie Institute for six years. She also attended the Chatham College school of Fine Arts, and received a bachelors degree at the College of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon University.Its all in the detailsThe four Sonnenberg works on display as part of Women of Merit: Part 2 at the von Liebig demonstrate the variety of styles and media in which the artist works. In addition to the threepaneled painted hard-edge work, theres also a pastel abstract with organic shapes (Scarf Dance), a pastel realistic scene (Swingers) and a pastel in which a realistic image has been magnified and overlapped to create a more abstract image (Soaring Eagle). Shes taking things that we often overlook and walk by, and magnifying them, says the von Liebigs OBrien. like banana leaves. Theyre not all that highly regarded. Theyre kind of the weed of the canopy plants. She does a lot of photography and layering of things shell find. She likes textures, and then shell layer them, crop them. Soaring Eagle is a prime example of that. We had a wonderful banana tree in the back yard, Sonnenberg says. At different times of the day, it would look different. I would be under the tree, looking up. It gave me so much inspiration. Its so irregular. The leaves arent perfect. It all depended on how the sun hit the leaves. Everyone thinks theyre feathers, but theyre different sections of a banana tree. Swingers, her most realistic piece in the exhibit, is also based on photos. I always liked to watch kids in the playground as they swing up in the air, she says. Id watch them at dusk. I took many, many slides of this. And Scarf Dance is my imagination of what you might see if you went into a casino, she says. The idea of the backgammon and the chess board, tango dancers. That scarf represents a freeform dance figure. Sonnenberg paints every day. She does not let a day go by without working on art, OBrien says. Shes very disciplined.For Sonnenberg, Its a passion. Its something I want to do more than anything else, she says. I think being an artist and painting is the most fun you can do in this world, if you want to do it.If theres something you want to do in life, youll find the time. Its out there for you. Go for it. Be the best you can be. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 2-8, 2008 COURTESY PHOTOS Joan Brechin Sonnenberg, American Dream, acrylic, 96 inches by 216 inches.SONNENBERGFrom page 1


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PAGE 50 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 2-8, 2008 The Glass Menagerie The Tennessee Williams classic opens the season for the Florida Repertory Theatre Oct. 3-12. This tale is one of the most beloved and moving stories of the 20th century, and is Florida Reps World Classic Initiative for 2008 as well as Lee County Librarys One Book One Community. Set in a humble St. Louis apartment, it is the story of fading Southern gentility in the wake of Depression-era realities. Tickets are on sale through the box office, (239) 332-4488. Visit Florida Rep online at Best Little Whorehouse Broadway Palm Dinner Theater presents The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas running through Nov. 15. A sizzlin good time is coming when Miss Mona and her ladies from the heart of Texas entertain politicians, cowboys and even a college football team after their victory. When her legendary house of illrepute is ordered to be closed down by the governor, Miss Mona and her girls take on the establishment in this rip-roaring, highoctane production! Includes the songs Hard Candy Christmas and The Aggie Song. Performances are Wednesday through Sunday with selected matinees. Dinner is at 5:30 p.m. and the evening shows begin at 7:30 p.m. for this production. For reservations and show information, visit www.BroadwayPalm. com, call (239) 278-4422 or stop by the box office at 1380 Colonial Blvd. Student art As is its fall tradition, the Naples Art Association presents an exhibition of works created by students ages 3 to 15 who participated in summer ARTScool classes at The von Liebig Art Center. During ARTScool, students learn about various forms of art, what can be used to create art and about the greatest artists in history. At the end of the session, some of most creative pieces are selected to go on to Naples City Hall. The show runs through January 14 and greets visitors to City Hall at 735 Eighth Street South. To learn more about classes at The von Liebig Art Center, call Abigail Miles, 2626517 ext. 110, or visit Henry Internationally acclaimed sculptor John Henry, known for his sky-high steel sculpture, will kick off his seven-city Florida exhibition, Drawing in Space: The Peninsula Project, at the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts through Feb. 3. Incorporating new works as well as some of his most recognized pieces, the indoor and outdoor exhibition brings together his colorful, monumental works. For more information, visit www.PeninsulaProject.com3 Women of Merit The Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center presents Women of Merit: Part 2 through Oct. 19 at the art center, 585 Park St. in downtown Naples. The exhibition features works on paper and canvas and mixed media sculpture by three awarding winning artists Gisela Miller, Janis Siegel and Joan Brechin Sonnenberg. The reception is free for members and $10 for guests. The centers hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Suggested donation is $5 for adults and $2 for children 10 and older. For more information, call (239) 262-6517 or visit Decade of Collecting A Decade of Collecting, runs through Nov. 5 at The von Liebig Art Center. Before the Center opened in 1998, the Naples Art Association began an initiative to further its mission by collecting original works of art through gift and donation. The collection of mid-to-late 20th century paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photography and mixed media documents the legacy of artists who were influential in establishing Naples as a vital art community. The first works collected were exhibited during the von Liebig Art Centers gala opening. With the turn of the 21st century, the focus of the collection expanded to include contemporary work by artists who have achieved national and international recognition and who have had a Florida connection. The von Liebig Art Center now holds a collection of 175 works of American art created after 1950. WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO This weeks theater Jazz The Art League of Bonita Springs presents An Evening With... The Trio: Three Generations of Jazz! from 7 to 9 p.m. Jazz as youve never heard it; mellow, elegant swingin fun. Featuring Sir John on vibes, Rick Howard on guitar and vocals and Dan Heck on bass. They performe music spanning Swing, Be-Bop, Latin, Blues and Jazz. The Center for the Arts is at 26100 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs. Ongoing events Auditions TheatreZone, on the campus of the Community School of Naples, is holding auditions for equity and non-equity performers for its 2008-09 season from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Auditions are by appointment only for Copacabana, Stepping Out, Jekyll & Hyde, and the Whos Tommy. For an appointment, call (239) 449 -2323 or e -mail MarkDNYC@aol. com. Equity members without appointments will be seen throughout the audition day, as time permits. Prepare 32 bars of a song, and have a contrasting selection ready if asked. Bring sheet music in Wednesday, Oct. 8 Sunday, Oct. 5 Born in the USA The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra presents Born in the USA, the second of two pro-the correct key; an accompanist will be provided. Sides will also be provided at the audition. Visually impaired performers may request an advance copy of the sides when making an audition appointment. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together. TheatreZone is located at 13275 Livingston Road, Naples.Auditions TheatreZone, on the campus of the Community School of Naples, is holding auditions for equity and non-equity performers for its 2008-09 season from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Auditions are by appointment only for Copacabana, Stepping Out, Jekyll & Hyde, and the Whos Tommy. For an appointment, call (239) 449 -2323 or email MarkDNYC@aol. com. Equity members without appointments will be seen throughout the audition day, as time permits. Prepare 32 bars of a song, and have a contrasting selection ready if asked. Bring sheet music in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided. Sides will also be provided at the audition. Visually impaired performers may request an advance copy of the sides when making an audition appointment. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together. TheatreZone is located at 13275 Livingston Road, Naples. Buy One, Get OneFREE! 263-2734263-9940 www.Florid R TAINMENT W EEK OF OCTOBER 2-8, 200 8 g erie The s ic opens t h e p ertory Thei s one o f the stories of the a Reps World a s well as Lee ok One Com Louis apart d in g Southern e pression-era e throu gh the Visit Florida r ep.o rg r e h ouse Theater pr esr h o re ho us e in Nov15Asiz This weeks symphony grams in the new Classics Light! Series. This fun, casual, fast-paced concert will be led by Stuart Chafetz, at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts, on Saturday, Oct. 4, at 8 p.m. This exciting program features some of the most beloved popular music of the 20th century, created by American composers, including Gershwins An American in Paris and selections from Porgy and Bess, Coplands Dance Episodes from Rodeo, John Williams Olympic Fanfare, Leonard Bernsteins Overture to West Side Story, and much more. Tickets to Born in the USA are $42 for adults and $21 for students. For more information or to order tickets, contact Customer Service at (239) 597-1900 or toll-free at (800) 597-1900 or visit www. American Brass The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra Brass Quintet with Percussion will present American Brass Festival on Sunday, Oct. 5, at 3 p.m. and Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 8 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center. This lively chamber event, featuring a variety of American music, includes: Joe Greens spirited percussion piece Xylophonia, from 1925, known for its virtuoso xylophone parts; Dave Brubecks groundbreaking Blue Saturday, Oct. 4 Rondo a la Turk, which mixes jazz, classical form and Turkish rhythms; W.C. Handys classic Beale Street Blues, a tribute to the Memphis street that gave birth to the blues; and contemporary composer Anthony Plogs Four Sketches for brass quintet.Tickets to American Brass Festival are $32 for adults and $15 for students. For more information or to order tickets, contact Customer Service at (239) 597-1900 or toll-free at (800) 5971900 or visit


WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOThe Goodbye Girl The Naples Players opens its new season at the Sugden Community Theatre with Neil Simons romantic comedy, The Goodbye Girl. The show runs Oct. 15 through Nov. 8. Performances are at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Dallas Dunnagan directs and Meg Pryor choreographs. Music directors are Julie Shaffer and Aurora Wells. Scenic design is by Matt Flynn, and costume design is by Dot Auchmoody. Vergina Restaurant has partnered with the theater again for the season, offering Dinner and a Show for $58, which includes a three-course dinner before a stroll across 5th Avenue for the show. Tickets to the show only are $35 for adults and $10 for students 18 and younger. For information and tickets, stop by The Naples Players box office at 701 5th Avenue South, call 263-7990 or go to Opera at FGCU Florida Gulf Coast University Bower School of Music welcomes Guang Yang and Arnold Rawls for a guest artist recital, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 11, in the Student Union ballroom on campus. Assisting them is Jeanie Darnell, associate professor of music at FGCU and Alan Darling, outstanding collaborative pianist from Northwestern University. Yang and Rawls are singers in demand with opera companies around the world. Included on the program are scenes from Cavalleria Rusticana by Mascagni and Aida by Verdi plus works by Mozart, Beethoven and Liszt. Yang will also sing music from her native China. The concert is free and open to the public and no tickets are required. Those wishing a reserved seat, call 590-7851 for reservations. Mozarts Requieum The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra will present Mozarts Requiem, the composers final masterpiece, on Saturday, Oct. 11 at 8 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. James Cochran will conduct and the Philharmonic Center Chorale will join the orchestra for this special concert. Cloaked in mystery and legend, Mozarts Requiem was commissioned in 1791 by an anonymous emissary, but Mozart died just weeks later, leaving the Requiem to be completed by an assistant. Was Mozart writing his own funeral music? Did he see the emissary as a messenger from the next world? Tickets to Mozarts Requiem are $47 for adults and $22 for students. For more information or to order tickets, contact Customer Service at (239) 5971900 or toll-free at (800) 597-1900 or visit Charlie Daniels Grammy Award-winner and pioneering country music star Charlie Daniels will perform at the Philharmonic Center on Friday, Oct. 17, at 8 p.m. Daniels is known for his fiery fiddle playing and his bands down-home fusion of hardcore country with hard-edged Southern rock a unique sound influenced by gospel, blues and boogie-woogie. Tickets to The Charlie Daniels Band are $56. For more information or to order tickets, contact Customer Service at (239) 597-1900 or toll-free at (800) 597-1900 or visit Classic Rock All-Stars The original stars of five legendary bands have formed a classic rock supergroup, the Classic Rock All-Stars, who will perform at the Philharmonic Center on Saturday, Oct. 18 at 8 p.m. Featuring: Peter Rivera, original lead singer of Rare Earth; Jerry Corbetta, founder and lead singer of Sugarloaf; Mike Pinera, founder and lead singer of Blues Image and later vocalist and guitarist with Iron Butterfly; and Dennis Noda, formerly of Cannibal and the Headhunters. Tickets to Classic Rock All-Stars are $35. For more information or to order tickets, contact Customer Service at (239) 5971900 or toll-free at (800) 597-1900 or visit Bad Dates Bad Dates, the uproarious smash hit comedy that has left audiences in stitches across the country, opens at Theatre Conspiracy Friday, Oct. 10. Part Sex in the City, part Bridget Jones Diary and part The Perils of Pauline, Bad Dates is all good fun. Youll be wiping away tears of laughter and sympathy as Texas transplant, single mother and shoe fanatic Haley Walker struggles to raise her daughter, run a popular restaurant and find her way back into the dating world in modern-day Manhattan. Witty, endearing and laugh-out-loud funny, Bad Dates takes a stream-ofconsciousness look at modern-day relationships through one womans search for the perfect date and the perfect pair of shoes. The show runs through Saturday, Nov. 1. Theatre Conspiracy is located at 2711 Park Windsor Dr., suite 302, Fort Myers. Naples Art Festival The Naples National Art Festival has been ranked No. 5 among art festivals in the United States by Sunshine Artist magazine. The Naples National has consistently ranked in the top 20 festivals for the past several years, and this is its highest spot on the list. We are proud that our festival has been recognized for the value it brings to the art collectors, residents and visitors in Collier County as well as the artists who participate, said Joel Kessler, the art associations executive director. We work hard to present the best quality art from among returning favorites and artists who are new to the Naples art scene. Savvy art investors as well as those who appreciate owning original works of art know that the Naples National is a premiere collecting opportunity. Next years festival, the 30th annual, promises to be the best yet, Kessler added. Dates are Feb. 21 and 22 in Cambier Park and along 8th Street South. Almost 1,000 artists will compete to be juried in to the show; those selected will showcase original paintings, drawings, sculpture, glass, ceramics, photography, mixed media, fiber, pastels and jewelry.Lunch with the arts The Naples Art Associations lunch lecture series kicks off with a look at the current exhibition, Women of Merit: Part 2. Lunch with the Arts begins at noon Monday, Oct. 13 and features a lunch donated by an area restaurant. This months lunch is provided by Verginas. The program is $5 for NAA members and $10 for others. Lunch with the Arts is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. Lunch is served on a firstcome, first-served basis, while everyone is invited to stay for the lecture.Women of Lockerbie The Women of Lockerbie opens at the Tobye Studio at Sugden Community Theatre on Oct. 29. The Naples Players poetic drama by Deborah Brevoort runs through Nov. 22. The Sugden Community Threatre is located at 701 5th Avenue South in downtown Naples. Shows are at 8 p.m.Wednesday thru Saturday, Sunday matinees, 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults; $10 for students 18 and younger. For information and tickets, The Naples Players Box Office at 239 263-7990 or on-line at Backstage at Sugden Backstage tours of the Sugden Community Theatre, home of The Naples Players, are free and open to all ages, Saturday, Oct. 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sugden Community Theatre, 701 5th Avenue South in downtown Naples. Entertainment and refreshments will be provided. The Naples Players are celebrating 55 years in Naples and 10 years on Fifth Avenue South. For information, call The Naples Players Box Office at (239) 263-7990. NASA Art The Art League of Bonita Springs presents NASA Art: 50 Years of Exploration, a Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition, opening Saturday, Oct. 25. In 1958, soon after the inception of the U.S. space program, an art program was created dedicated to the accomplishments, setbacks and excitement of space exploration. More than 200 NASA-commissioned artists experienced a behind-the-scenes look at the agency the scientists, astronauts, and other personnel who shaped the missions and programs. This fascinating look at our nations space program will appeal to all ages. The exhibit runs through Jan. 24. Fall Music Festival Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts Fall Music Festival on Oct. 25 features the works of Dvorak, Nielsen and Mozart. Conducted by Jorge Mester, the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra plays Mozarts 39th Symphony, the first of the three symphonies (his last) that he wrote in the summer of 1788, a graceful, melodic work, and one of Mozarts sunniest symphonies. Also featured will be the witty, warm-hearted flute concerto by Danish composer Carl Nielsen, a sometimes neglected master of 20th century music. Performing it will be Principal Flutist Suzanne Kirton. The concert opens with a beautiful and familiar work Dvorks Serenade for Strings. For more information or to order tickets, contact Customer Service at (239) 597-1900 or toll-free at (800) 597-1900 or visit www. Art in the Park Naples oldest outdoor art festival in 2008-09 celebrates its 52nd anniversary season of showcasing artwork by Naples Art Association members the first Saturday of the month from November through April. The free, juried shows, on Park Street, alongside the von Liebig Art Center, feature a variety of media, including paintings, photography, sculpture and jewelry. Refreshments are available. Nov. 1 is the first show. Opening Night Gala A spectacular, star-studded gala opens the Phils 2008-09 season, featuring Broadway and concert hall star Brian Stokes Mitchell, renowned opera diva Measha Brueggergosman and the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, at the Opening Night Gala, Saturday, Nov. 1, beginning with a buffet reception at 7 p.m. followed by the performance at 8 p.m. Tickets to the Opening Night Gala are $135. For more information or to order tickets, contact Customer Service at (239) 597-1900 or toll-free at (800) 597-1900 or visit Under the Stars Opera Naples new season opens the evening of Friday, Nov. 21, with the companys second annual Opera Stars Under the Stars, at which several worldrenowned opera singers will perform a preview of the three full-scale productions on this years program. The Cambier Park band shell will be the site again this year, in response to enthusiastic patrons who enjoyed the outdoor venue last fall. Upcoming events WEEK OF OCTOBER 2-8, 2008 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY >>Charlie Daniels will perform at the Philharmonic Center on Friday, Oct. 17 at 8 p.m.


C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 2-8, 2008 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY COMMENTARY Testing, testing. One, two, three, test! It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. To be or not to be, that is the question. Are you trying to seduce me, Mrs. Robinson? (tap, tap) Test! Test! Is this thing on? Whew. It feels good to finally have a column again. For a while there, I was feeling like the title of a Harlan Ellison book from the late s: I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream. For those who prefer a more recent comparison, its a little like the scene in The Matrix where Agent Smith seals up Neos mouth. No lips, no tongue, just skin. Yep, that kinda nails the feeling of being a columnless columnist. I liked it about as much as Neo did. Back when I was fresh out of school, I was living in the Chicagoland area. Some loved Roykos columns, others followed Bob Greene. But my friends and I loved Anna Quindlen. You usually had to be white and male, for some reason, to be a columnist. But Anna Quindlen broke the mold. In the pages of The New York Times, of all places. My friends and I read and discussed her avidly. Wed read her columns to each other over the phone. We liked her voice, we agreed with her opinions, we liked her choice of subject matter. She wrote about things that were important to us, things that other columnists didnt broach. It was a sad day when Quindlen quit to devote herself to writing novels exclusively. (Though we still had Ellen Goodman and Molly Ivins.) Things would happen in the world, and Id want to read Quindlens take on them. The journalist in me would think, I bet its killing her not to write about this! Five years later, in 1999, she began writing a twicemonthly column for Newsweek. Im sure she felt relief at finally having a public voice again, a venue in which to speak. Of course, now, anyone with Internet access can start a blog. Thats a lot of opinions. Everyones a commentator these days, with opinions about anything and everything. But still, its nice to have this little piece of prime newsprint real estate. Ive missed it. (I know, how old school. But hey, youre reading this, arent you? So it may be old school, but newsprint certainly isnt pass.) What will this column be like? Fun, I hope. Unpredictable. Eclectic. Arts-centric but limitless. The guys who started this paper promised I can write about virtually anything. Thats the great thing about a rebellious little start-up like Naples Florida Weekly. There isnt a lot of bureaucracy and red tape. You have an idea? Go for it! They remember that journalism should be fun. They encourage their writers, rather than throwing obstacles in their way. One paper I worked for asked me to revamp its weekly arts column and give it a voice. It was a major part of my job; I was expected to attend arts events during the evenings and weekends and write about them. So I did. The editor refused any overtime, saying, Well, you like that kind of stuff, so youd be attending those things anyway. And once Id given them what they wanted a column with a voice the editors, in that maddeningly illogical way some editors have immediately decided to have other people contribute to the column and write sections of it too. I had a weekly arts column at another paper where, in a four-year period, I wound up with six different features editors (two of them interim) and three different entertainment editors. And the last editor at that paper? Well, lets just say he wasnt a happy guy. I not only felt increasing pressure to squelch any creativity, but pressure to write things I didnt believe, to state opinions I didnt hold. The kicker was when I managed to land an interview with theater director/producer Harold Prince. (Hal Prince, in case you dont know, is a huge name in theater. Huge. He coproduced The Pajama Game, Damn Yankees and West Side Story, produced A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Fiddler on the Roof, directed Sweeney Todd, Evita and Kiss of the Spider Woman, and produced and directed Cabaret, Zorba, Company and Follies. Just for starters.) Evita, was coming to town. My editor wasnt happy. He buried the column. Why? Hal Prince didnt live in town. In the papers obsession to be hyperlocal, they couldnt recognize what a coup it was for a paper their size to get such an interview. The editor was also unhappy Id conducted the interview over the phone. Would the paper have sent me to New York City to interview Hal Prince in person? No. Whats wrong with interviewing someone over the phone, I asked, especially if they live in another state? You cant describe what theyre wearing, I was told. Yes, this was said to me with a straight face. You want me to ask people to describe what theyre wearing when I talk to them on the phone? I asked, thinking, This sounds like a script from a bad porno movie.I doubt Ill run into that problem here. Maybe the old sayings true: The third times a charm.As of this writing, this column doesnt have a name. If you have suggestions, Im willing to hear them. Some ground rules: No puns on my name or use of the word hat. No use of the word Florida or, God help me, the word Paradise. Nothing cute (thats an automatic disqualification).We might use it. We might not. I once interviewed a guy who wrote a book about band names and their origins. One of the things he said was that it was the band and its music that made the name, not vice versa. Ill try to remember that, especially if the editors decide to call my column Commentary. As Shakespeare said, Whats in a name? Maybe nothing. Maybe everything. Maybe your name (even a column name), like your life, is whatever you make it. 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For more information, call (239) 274-5900, or visit their Web site at www.floridacommunity. com.Your generation can determine how you giveBY ARLENE KNOX ________________________Director of Relationships Southwest Florida Community Foundation Each of us has a story to share. And some donors want to continue their story, or legacy, even after they die...

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 2-8, 2008 A&E C11 THE NAPLES PLAYERSSugden Community Theatre, 701 5th Avenue South, Naples FL 34102 www.naplesplayers.orgshow sponsor: Morgan Stanley, Kevin Walker, CFP, Financial AdvisorCALL239-263-7990PERFORMANCES: Wed.-Sat. 8 p.m. Sundays 2 p.m. Blackburn Hall, Sugden Community TheatreIndividual Tickets: Adults, $35; Students, $10 Gift Certificates available.A perfect evening of comedy, song, dance, and dialogue. BroadwayWorldON STAGE OCT. 15 NOV. 8 Book by Neil Simon Music by Marvin HamlischLyrics by David Zippel Champagne Reception Opening Night DINNER/SHOW AVAILABLELaughter-filled, Laughter-filled, Laughter-filled, Laughter-filled, Laughter-filled, Contemporary Contemporary Contemporary Contemporary Contemporary Musical Comedy Musical Comedy Musical Comedy Musical Comedy Musical Comedy Laughter-filled, Laughter-filled, Laughter-filled, Laughter-filled, Laughter-filled, Contemporary Contemporary Contemporary Contemporary Contemporary Musical Comedy Musical Comedy Musical Comedy Musical Comedy Musical ComedyStart this fall with a smash hit! For more information visit:www.CalusaBluewayPaddlingFestival.comWhere is the Blueway Mobile headed this week: See Outdoors in Section A of this issue of Florida Weekly. Lee County Parks & Recreation and the Lee County Paddling Trail Samuel L. Jackson is really good at shouting. Thats what the man does best. Whether hes complaining about motherlovin snakes on a motherlovin plane or sportin a Jheri Curl and spouting scripture before bustin a cap in some guys chest, the dude knows how to project. And in Lakeview Terrace, Sam gets to do his share of bellowing and looking menacing. Its too bad hes wasting his gift on a turkey of a movie that tries to make a statement about race, but never goes beyond superficial arguments and contrived plot devices. In Terrace, Jackson plays Abel Turner, an L.A. cop who lives in the burbs with his two children. His wife recently passed away under suspicious circumstances. Abel is strict, ultraconservative and definitely oldfashioned in his views. Enter Chris and Lisa Mattson (Patrick Wilson, Kerry Washington), a young newlywed interracial couple who move into the house next door. Abel doesnt approve of the liberal couple or the fact that a black woman is married to a white man. The rage over the possibility that his wife may have died as a result of an affair with a white man, plus the proximity of an interracial couple living next door, sets Abel off. He begins to harass them first by blaring super-bright security lights into their bedroom and slashing tires, then by trying to split the newlyweds up and hiring a criminal to ransack the couples house, and finally attempted murder. The first half of the film is actually quite good. Jacksons seething and menacing presence set a unsettling vibe that makes for some suspenseful moments. The problem is the last half of the film. Even though Abel disapproves of the couple and is shattered by his wifes death, I just dont believe that he could be pushed to the extremes the film takes him. Its out of character and because of that, bits of the film that should be shocking turn out just plain laughable. Lakeview Terrace isnt a horrible film, but Id wait to rent it if I were you. (c) 2007 King Features Synd., Inc.LATEST FILMS Lakeview Terrace REVIEWED BY DNA SMITHSpecial to Florida Weekly ............GRADE: C-Running Time: 106 minutes MPAA rating: PG-13


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 2-8, 2008 A&E C13 Three staples of operatic repertoire Gilbert & Sullivans H.M.S. Pinafore, Puccinis La Boheme and Verdis Rigoletto come to life for the new season of Opera Naples, Southwest Floridas professional regional opera company. The season opens the evening of Friday, Nov. 21, with the companys Second Annual Opera Stars Under the Stars, at which several world-renowned opera singers will perform a preview of the three full-scale productions on this years program. The Cambier Park band shell will be the site again this year, in response to enthusiastic patrons who enjoyed the outdoor venue last fall. Also at Cambier Park will be H.M.S. Pinafore, Opera Naples annual family opera performance sung in English, on Friday, Dec. 5, and Saturday, Dec. 6. Tickets are available in a family four pack for $100 for two adults and two children. Next up will be La Boheme, with performances in The Performing Arts Hall of Gulf Coast High School on Friday evening, Jan. 23, and Sunday afternoon, Jan. 25. Rigoletto, also at Gulf Coast High School, wraps up the season Friday evening, March 13, and Sunday afternoon, March 15. Founded in March 2005 by soprano Steffanie Pearce, Opera Naples embodies the hallmark of regional opera, engaging the nations finest professional singing actors, stage directors and guest conductors for principal roles, while encouraging and supporting talented performers from the region. Season tickets range from $289 for premium seats to $127.50 for general seating at all three operas and include entrance to the Opera Stars Under the Stars. Individual tickets range from $25 to $95 and are half-price for students ages 16 and older with valid school identification. Information about other tiered seating ticket options and discounts for groups of 10 or more can be found online at or by calling (800) 771-1041. As is its fall tradition, the Naples Art Association presents an exhibition of works created by students ages 3 to 15 who participated in summer ARTScool classes at The von Liebig Art Center. During ARTScool, students learn about various forms of art, what can be used to create art and about the greatest artists in history. At the end of the session, some of most creative pieces are selected to go on to Naples City Hall. The show runs through Jan. 14 and greets visitors to City Hall at 735 Eighth Street South. Lily Barancik, 7, of North Naples, created Rainbow Reef using watercolors, ink, crayon and graphite. Kristen Camisa, 12, of Golden Gate Estates, used ink to create a daring, Japanese animeinspired untitled piece. Phoebe Coplin, 5, of North Naples, constructed Greek Vase with Pegasus and Manatees using ink and tempera. Phoebe harnessed the classical style of ancient Greeks to create a vase reminiscent of another time. These are just a few of the talented student artists whose works are on display. To learn more about classes at The von Liebig Art Center, call Abigail Miles, 262-6517 ext. 110, or visit www. Stars Under the Stars opens Opera Naples new season Cool student art rules City Hall WE WANT TO BE YOUR DRY CLEANER FOR LIFE!15 Locations to serve you in Southwest VIP Home Deliver not just weekly with no minimum $ requirement! -Hanger Recycling Program with Containers! -Same Day service 6 days a week... in by 10am back by 5pm! -Naples based and Family owned and operated for over 20 years! -15 Locations to serve you! Fashion Fresh delivers professional garment care services and the best in customer satisfaction. At Fashion Fresh, Its right. Its Ready. Its Guaranteed! We offer free pick-up and delivery service, as well as a smile. Call us or visit any of our 15 convenient SW Florida locations today.Naples Daily News Choice Award Winner for Dry Cleaners for 2008Call us today!(239) 596-3100 FREE pick-up and delivery service DISTRESS SALEBank Foreclosures. Receive a free, computerized list with pictures of foreclosure properties.www.SWFloridaBankOwned.comFree recorded message888-862-5380ID# 4042Sun RealtySteffanie Pearce, Opera Naples general/artistic director, on stage in Cambier Park last year. Lily Barancik, 7, Rainbow Reef, watercolor, ink, crayon and graphite. Class: Under the Sea. Instructor: Jan Krasowski Phoebe Coplin, 5, "Greek Vase with Pegesus and Manatees," ink and tempera. Class: Time Warp. Instructor: Jan Krasowski


The Giving Gets Fun as BLU Goes Pink!Welcome to the Florida Weekly edition of the BluPrint, that debuts today to keep readers informed, and is the of cial insiders buzz of all BluSushi locations. This week Blu launches their month long campaign to raise money and awareness for the local af liate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Blu goes Pink was started to celebrate life while raising money for research and outreach during National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Were proud to say that this year the support for Blu has come in from so many directions that events have been announced at all three area Blu locations and both the prizes and parties are certainly worth making plans for. Masquerade is busy decorating all three Blu locations and our team is preparing to offer the biggest collection of pink prizes, that all can be won by making donations for chance drawings throughout the month. How about a pair of Pink Schwinn Hope 50 scooters from Grandpas Cycles, or Pink Beach Cruisers and Kids Trikes from Trek of Naples & Estero, even Ron Jon Surf Shop has Pink Surfboards and skateboards that weve added to the growing list of ways to giveand WIN at BluSushi locations. The giving begins with our Art of Sushi and Outrageous Cocktails and throughout the month Blu will donate a portion of sales of our special menu that will also make its debut this week, but the events will keep your social calendar popping. Check out our updated Blu goes Pink calendar at RED BULL HAS A COLA?Yepand BLU has it rst! This Sunday October 5th will be the of cial launch of RED BULL COLA at BLU3 at the Gulf Coast Town Center, and well also introduce the one man band of the future when the incomparable J.Wail makes his rst Southwest Florida appearance. Well start pouring samples of Red Bull Cola with your favorite Bacardi Rums at 7 PM, and at 8 PM, J. Wail blends funky with freaky and then mixes fun and musical prowess with a bumping rhythm. DJ Bigg John will spin til the party ends, and this concert will be a cant miss show. Well have a special Blu goes Pink gift from Red Bull for a chance at a ladies Puma jacket from our friends at Red Bull.MAKEOVER MONDAYS AT BLU IS THE ULTIMATE LADIES DAYLadiesmake plans to be at BLU this month on any and every Monday in the month of October and you could win a prize bag full of assorted gifts that will pamper you in a variety of ways. All you have to do is stop by any BLU for your FREE chance to win. To make sure the day a winner for everyoneThe CoCo Pink Chanel Martini will be just $5 all day every Monday and it includes a FREE Chanel makeover at all area Dillards locations. Check the calendar for special Makeover Monday events at BluOneThe Wednesday Nite bop! Wear Pink for a Free Drink @ BluOneLadies, its time to slide down to Blu on McGregor every Wednesday night when DJ Bigg John lights it up at 10 PM and if you wear pinkSKYY Vodka has a free Outrageous Cocktail made with any of the exciting new Infusion avors.Goose the Clock makes Friday Happy Hour even better!Ahthe Goose has own. This month the morale is up and the price of Grey Goose is coming down. Well start off with all avors of Grey Goose at rock bottom prices starting at 4 PM at all three Blu locations and well goose the clock every hour while every drink sold will get the chance to win a FREE sample bottle of one of the great Grey Goose Vodkas. Well also have $5 small pink plate specials of our favorite BluSushi selections.Blu spills the wine at LITTLE BLACK DRESS Saturday Nite!Sure we like Pink..and Blubut Saturday is for the LBD. This month we invite you to pick out one of those Little Black Dresses and join us at Blu. Well make sure that youll get a complimentary glass of selected red, white or sparkling wines. Well make it better by entering every lady that wears a black dress for Blu travel bag with a bottle of wine and Blu wine glassesSave these Dates!Sunday October 5 Blu3 Red Bull Cola & J.Wail Live Wednesday October 8 BluOne Nuvo Think Pink Party @ BluOne Saturday October 11 Blu3 Randy Thomas Voice For Hire Book signing TJ Kelly LIVE in Concert Sunday October 12 Blu3 Supporters Lunch with Valerie St. John of Gator Country Friday October 18 BluOne Zitos Mojitos! Join 99x Jeff Zito for Bacardi Mojitos for the cure! SUNDAY OCTOBER 5thBLU SUSHI Gulf Coast Town Center10045 Gulf Center Drive Fort Myers, FL 33913 239.334.BLU3 FREE CONCERT 7pm-Midnight THE OFFICIAL LAUNCH PARTY OF COLAWith special guest J. WAILThe Amazing 1man FunkBand of the Future!with DJ Bigg John 10 til Blu goes Pink for the Cure all October longWWW.BLUSUSHI.COM Larry Smokey Genta [ ADVERTORIAL ]


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 2-8, 2008 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C15 OPENING OCTOBER 14TH, 2008EVERYTHING NEW BUT THE VIEWVenetian Village 4300 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. Naples, FL 239.263.4421SERVING LUNCH & DINNER SUNDAY BRUNCH VALET PARKING PRIVATE PARTIES LIVE MUSIC IN THE LOUNGE CUTTING EDGE CONTINENTAL CUISINE, ORGANICS, TAPAS We bring the world to your table! Southwest Florida A new home ownership program allows qualied buyers to buy a home with absolutely no down payment. You may have owned a home before and are presently renting, or maybe you are a rst time homebuyer and need a way to break into the housing market but held back because you thought you required a $10,000, $20,000 or even more for a down payment. Well, regardless of your present situation, if you want to get into, or re-enter the housing market without having to make a cash down payment, then this new program may be just what you're looking for. Why pay your landlord's mortgage when you can be building your own equity? Industry insiders have prepared a new special report entitled, "How to Buy a Home With Zero Down, which reveals how this new and innovative program can get you into the housing market immediately and with absolutely no down payment. For pre-recorded information about how to order your FREE report, call 888-862-5380 and enter 4043 Call any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and discover how you can get into the housing market NOW and with ABSOLUTELY NO DOWN PAYMENT. Discover How to Buy a Home with Zero Cash Down Discover How to Buy a Home with Zero Cash DownThis report is courtesy of Molly Whalen, Affordable Homes Reality Team of Sun Realty. Not intended to solicit buyers or sellers currently under contract. Copyright 2008. The Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center in Naples presents curated, juried and invitational exhibitions of contemporary American art, most of which is for sale. Exhibitions are open to the public in the centers six galleries. Art classes for adults and youth are held year-round in the centers professional studios. In addition, the art association hosts two national and six local art festivals annually. The centers hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Suggested donation is $5 for adults and $2 for children 10 and older. The center is located at 585 Park Street in Naples and features an extensive art library and gift shop. Call (239) 262-6517 or visit for more information. A Decade of Collecting, through Nov. 5 Before the opening of The von Liebig Art Center in 1998, the Naples Art Association began an initiative to further its mission by collecting original works of art through gift and donation. The collection of mid-to-late 20th century paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photography and mixed media documents the legacy of artists who were influential in establishing Naples as a vital art community. The first works collected were exhibited during the von Liebig Art Centers gala opening. With the turn of the 21st Century, the focus of the collection expanded to include contemporary work by artists who have achieved national and international recognition and who have had a Florida connection. The von Liebig Art Center now holds a collection of 175 works of American art created after 1950. Members Gallery exhibition, through Nov. 4Naples Art Association members present a juried exhibition of works in all media, most of which are for sale. 3 Women of Merit: Part 2, through Oct. 19 Women of Merit: Part 2 features works on paper and canvas and mixed media sculpture by three award winning artists Gisela Miller, Janis Siegel and Joan Brechen Sonnenberg. After moving to Naples from Alexandria, Va., Miller expanded the range of her palette to include brilliant colors. Her recent work is influenced by tropical floral hues. Women of Merit includes some of her most recent works created this summer in her Alexandria studio. Siegel studied painting, sculpture and fiber art at the Art Institute of Chicago. Inspired by the historical costumes she saw on display during a trip to London, Siegel developed a series of large sculptures based on 19th century haute couture fashions which were designed to enhance the female form, but actually bound and distorted it. Selected free standing and wall-dependent sculptures from the series are included in Women of Merit. Sonnenberg lived with her industrialist husband, Fred Sonnenberg, in countries throughout South America, in Japan and all over the United States. Now dividing her time between Naples and Western Pennsylvania, her work in Women of Merit is a reflection of her worldwide experiences and cosmopolitan life. Upcoming events at the von Liebig Art Center Studio Art Class Session 1, Oct. 13-Nov. 7Weekly classes for adults are held mornings, afternoons and evenings on weekdays and on Saturday mornings, while youth classes are held on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Classes are geared to both the beginner and experienced artist working in a variety of media. Lunch with the Arts, Oct. 13 The Naples Art Associations lunch lecture series kicks off with a look at the current exhibition, Women of Merit: Part 2. Lunch with the Arts begins at noon and features a lunch donated by an area restaurant. This months lunch is provided by Verginas. The program is $5 for NAA members and $10 for others. Lunch with the Arts is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. Lunch is served on a first-come, first-served basis, while everyone is invited to stay for the lecture. The First Annual All Members Show of Shows, Oct. 25Nov. 9 This exhibition by Naples Art Association member artists will feature paintings, drawings, photography, printmaking, mixed media and pastels as well as additive and subtractive sculpture. There will be something to please every art appreciator, and all works displayed will be available for purchase.A preview reception will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Oct. 24. Naples National ranks among the countrys best art festivalsThe Naples National Art Festival has been ranked No. 5 among art festivals in the United States by Sunshine Artist magazine. The Naples National has consistently ranked in the top 20 festivals for the past several years, and this is its highest spot on the list. We are proud that our festival has been recognized for the value it brings to the art collectors, residents and visitors in Collier County as well as the artists who participate, said Joel Kessler, the art associations executive director. We work hard to present the best quality art from among returning favorites and artists who are new to the Naples art scene. Savvy art investors as well as those who appreciate owning original works of art know that the Naples National is a premiere collecting opportunity. Next years festival, the 30th annual, promises to be the best yet, Kessler added.Dates are Feb. 21 and 22 in Cambier Park and along 8th Street South. Almost 1,000 artists will compete to be juried in to the show; those selected will showcase original paintings, drawings, sculpture, glass, ceramics, photography, mixed media, fiber, pastels and jewelry.


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C22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 2-8, 2008 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY *Does not include tax or gratuity. Available until December 1, 2008, at select Flemings locations. 8985 Tamiami Trail North, Naples Reservations 239-598-2424 A Taste of Fall OUR CHEFS SEASONAL MENUCOMPLETE 3 COURSE DINNER FOR $35.95*Includes one of three entres: Steak Diane Pork Osso Bucco Sword sh Peperonata your choice of The Wedge, Flemings or Caesar salad, on e s ide dish & White Chocolate Bread Pudding for dessert Considering that Naples is home to the worlds most successful annual charity wine auction, its no surprise that passion for the fruit of the vine runs high. But with the vicissitudes of weather and power supplies, coupled with heavy humidity, Southwest Florida can be tough on wines. Add to that the dearth of storage space in Florida homes and the seasonal nature of many residents, and its easy to see why there are multiple storage facilities in the region that specialize in the tender loving care of wines. Many of our customers have a need for temperature-controlled storage, says Denise Grosman, property manager of Fairway Trade Village in Naples. A number of people lost their wine collections during hurricanes. It only takes one such experience to make believers out of most collectors. Hurricanes and power losses can cause extensive damage to wine collections that can be worth $100,000 or more, and public storage is going to have a backup power generator to protect the investment, says Frank Pulice, owner of Austins Wine Cellar in Fort Myers. When storing wines at home there is the risk of extensive damage even when the home is equipped with temperature and humidity controls, he adds. Storage businesses have large generators, ensuring that the wine will be protected in the event of a prolonged power outage. And then theres the question of security, something most storage facilities are better equipped to handle than the average homeowner. Fine wines deserve classy digs, and thats exactly what businesses such as Cypress Self Storage and Fairways Storage and Wine Cellar in Naples offer. Off Immokalee Road, Cypress Self Storage welcomes customers with a lobby done in a wine motif by an interior designer. Marble countertops, antiques and limitededition art create an atmosphere that seems more like an upscale hotel or private club than a storage facility. It offers 40 vaults inside a larger vault with temperature and humidity control. Prices range from $29 to $99 a month. One wine-loving customer even had a wine-tasting area built inside his 8-foot by 10foot space. We have refrigeration instead of air conditioning, and keep it at 55 degrees and 70 percent humidity, says manager Steve Bryant. Customers must use a security code to gain access. The facility also accepts wine shipments for customers and places the new acquisitions directly in their vaults. At Fairways Storage and Wine Cellar off Pine Ridge Road in the Fairways Trade Village Complex, customers include private collectors as well as restaurants, retail stores and the Naples Winter Wine Festival, Grosman says. Each can rent the amount of space their collections require. Customers will graduate to a larger vault (as their collections expand), and find it is cheaper and more secure than storing at home, she says. Some customers will store their collections here for several years before making the investment to build a wine cellar at home. Owned by Larry Andrews, a founding trustee of the Naples Winter Wine Festival, the facility donated space to the festival the first three years. Festival wines now fill three buildings on site. Storage vaults vary in size, from smaller ones that can hold 25 cases up to those that can store 1,000 cases. Some have sliding drawers for easier access. Units cost $75 to $400 per month. Haskells The Wine Store on Pine Ridge Road has vault storage with individual spaces that can accommodate from 15 to hundreds of cases. Monthly charges run from $30 to $150. The store also keeps wine for seasonal residents, storing it in a larger area that is used for retail inventory. We have a number of customers who purchase wines from us and then go north for the summer, says Haskells manager Angelo Fantozzi. We store their wines for free in our storage area and then they can pick them up when they return. Estero resident Tom Schwalm has been collecting wines since the 1960s. He rents space at Corkscrew Village Self Storage at Corkscrew Road and U.S. 41 for his 2,000-bottle collection. The only negative that I see is the convenience factor, he says. I have to drive jimMcCRACKEN Wine storage at HaskellsStorage facilities pamper precious wines and their doting owners VINO JIM MCLAUGHLIN / FLORIDA WEEKLYto get another bottle of wine if I dont have enough at the house. The plus side is that I do not have to convert a room in the house for wine storage and set up a generator and refrigeration/humidity control there. Jim McCracken has been an oenophile since working for a large distributor in Chicago in the late 1970s. He learned about wine from top importers and winemakers, passing that knowledge on to his customers. He went on to open wine shops in half a dozen cities and managed restaurants and country club dining rooms in which wine played a prominent role. He even made his own using California grapes and aging them in oak casks for three years at The Barrel Room in Fort Myers.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 2-8, 2008 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 Welcome to Cuisine, the dining column of Naples Florida Weekly. Over the coming months, I hope my restaurant reviews and monthly news columns will help you find promising new restaurants to try and remember old favorites as well.So, you might be asking, what makes her (me) worthy of this much-envied gig? Well, heres the basic resume: Experience: From September 1997 until August 2007, I wrote under the nom de plume Jean Le Boeuf at The NewsPress in Fort Myers, reviewing some 500 restaurants in Lee and Collier counties. I also wrote about food and dining for many of the 28 years I worked there. Since April 2007, I have served in the same capacity at the Fort Myers Florida Weekly, but under my own name. Training: While earning a masters degree in journalism at Columbia University, I spent two semesters learning the art of critical writing under the exacting tutelage of Judith Crist, long-time arts and movie critic for the New York Herald Tribune, New York Magazine and NBCs Today show. Taste: I learned early on what good food was about, first in the fragrant and well-used kitchens of my Jewish grandmother and mother, and through extensive experimentation with my foodloving parents at restaurants near and far. I continued exploring on my own in the smorgasbord that was Manhattan, and in my travels around the United States, Europe and Asia.Continuing education: Ive interviewed and written about scores of chefs, covered the Pillsbury Bake-Off, canned mango chutney and taken cooking classes with several terrific and generous chefs. My husband and my most frequent dining companion spent more than a decade in the food and beverage industry and has taught me a great deal about how restaurants work and why things go wrong.To those who insist a restaurant critic should have a culinary degree, I maintain that the best court reporters Ive known have not been lawyers, just as the top sports writers are not professional athletes.I write from a customers perspective. Ill tell you whether a restaurant delivers what it promises, what was great and what wasnt. I dont take cheap shots. When I criticize something, its with the hope that the restaurateur will fix the problem and everyone will be happier. As for whether I get preferential treatment, particularly since I now write under my own name, I wont say its impossible, but it doesnt happen often. Im not recognized in the majority of places, and even when I am, I assess whats happening throughout the room, not just what takes place at my table.I hope youll join me in exploring and enjoying the lively, ever-changing and hugely innovative Naples dining scene. I discovered the joy of Vietnamese food relatively late in life. While growing up a stones throw from Philadelphia, Chinatown was my second home. Later, while living in New York and Southwest Florida, I explored the diverse flavors of Thai, Indian and Japanese cooking. It wasnt until I spent several months living in Washington, D.C., in 1985 at the ripe old age of 29 that I had my first Vietnamese meal. What a revelation! It was as if the finest elements of all of the Asian cuisines converged in an explosion of flavor. There were the fragrant seasonings found in Indian cooking; the hot, sweet and sour of Chinese food; the coconut milk, lemongrass and fish sauces of Thailand; and the clean, bright simplicity of Japanese fare all combined to create one spectacular cuisine. Then I came back to Southwest Florida and went into withdrawal without anyplace to satisfy my cravings for pho or grilled chicken with lemongrass or sweet, velvety Vietnamese coffee. Over the past 15 years, while earning a living as a food and restaurant writer, I learned I was far from alone in my passion for Vietnamese food. Newcomers to the area would call me, the desperation evident in their voices as they pleaded for a place to sate their hunger. All I could tell them was to eat as much of it as they could when they visited wherever it was they came from. Now I have a better answer. Noodle Saigon, just south of Wiggins Pass Road, stands ready and waiting seven days a week to satisfy those cravings. Its voluminous menu reads like the Kama Sutra of Vietnamese food, offering all of the classic dishes and some lesser known delights as well. (For those fortunate enough to live within five miles of the restaurant, Noodle Saigon will deliver its bounty right to your door.) The restaurant touts itself as the freshest and healthiest taste of Vietnam, and I would have to agree. Every dish is brimming with fresh vegetables, flavorful but light sauces and, for the most part, meat as an ensemble character rather than the star.The management makes it easy for novices to find something they like as well. There are menus with photos as well as televisions mounted on either end of the dining room showing an array of dishes, their names and brief descriptions.The dining room is spacious, bright and nicely appointed, with cream-colored walls, decorative columns and burgundy and white tablecloths. I took two companions on this journey. More people, more dishes. We ordered with abandon and thats pretty much the way it was delivered, in a helter-skelter profusion of bowls and platters that covered our table. First came the summer rolls, with shrimp, lettuce, noodles and basil, rolled in delicate rice paper accompanied by a hoisin sauce studded with chopped peanuts. The cool rolls with their contrasting textures and flavors whetted our appetites for more. Next up: a vegetarian salad, which neither sounds nor looked all that interesting. It consisted of cabbage, tofu, cilantro and assorted other greens. What it lacked in color it made up for with a virtually invisible dressing that was both slightly sweet and slightly sour and worked perfectly with the crunchy vegetables and herbs.We enjoyed a pan-fried crepe filled with shrimp (other options include pork, chicken and tofu) to which we added liberal servings of fresh cilantro, basil and lime, drizzling a little mirin-fish sauce over the top of the eggy crepe. It was yet another sensory delight. A dish of flat rice noodles with cabbage, carrots, celery, sprouts and seafood topped with peanuts was reminiscent of pad Thai, one of my favorite Thai dishes. The steamed red snapper, mild and flaky, with a gingery sauce and still more fresh herbs, was quite good, too. But the best dish of the night was the pho, a staple Vietnamese soup that eats like a meal. And what a feast it was. I tried the brisket, which was sliced ultra thin, making it very tender. (Variations include rare beef, tendon, meatballs, chicken, seafood, vegetarian and a combination that includes all the meats.) The beef floated upon a noodle-laden broth that was so good, Id have spooned up every bit even if there wasnt a single thing in it. Most pho comes out of the kitchen seasoned to a palate-searing heat. But at Noodle Saigon, the kitchen allows patrons to control the degree of spice in the form of chili sauce served at the table. The result is that the delicate flavors of cinnamon and clove were apparent amidst the noodles and all the fresh basil, bean sprouts and lime we heaped upon it. I saved about half of the soup for lunch the next day, and it was even better then. For dessert, we shared a creamy green avocado smoothie and something called tri-color beans with coconut milk and crushed ice. The former resembled a lime-colored milkshake, frothy and slightly sweet with a smooth texture. The latter came in a tall glass but required a spoon to reach into the mixture and retrieve the red beans floating amidst crushed ice in the coconut milk. I never did see the other two types of beans. The consensus was that the bean concoction was interesting but not as tasty as the smoothie. Noodle Saigon also carries durian and sour sop smoothies. A fresh cup of strong Vietnamese coffee tempered with sweetened condensed milk was like a dessert all by itself. It had great chocolate notes, with a smooth, deep coffee flavor and aroma that caused me to abandon my no-caffeine-after-noon rule without a second thought. Clutching my precious leftover pho, we reluctantly left this bastion of Vietnamese temptation. With so many dishes left untried, I wasnt ready to go. My plan is to find someone who lives within a 5-mile radius of Noodle Saigon and talk them into adopting me. It wouldnt be long before the restaurants delivery service would know their way to my door as well as its kitchen knows this delectable cuisine. If you go Noodle Saigon>>Hours: 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. daily >>Reservations: No >>Credit cards: Major cards accepted. >>Price range: appetizers, $5-$14.45; entrees, $8-$17.95 >>Beverages: Beer and wine served >>Seating: Conventional tables and chairs >>Specialties of the house: summer rolls, shrimp paste on sugar cane, pan-fried crepe, pho, sh simmered in caramel sauce, avocado smoothie >>Volume: Low to moderate >>Parking: Free lot >>Web site: www.noodlesaigon.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 13500 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 11, Naples; 598-9400 Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor Join veteran food devotee on journey through Naples restaurantsA feast for all the senses awaits at Noodle Saigon karenFELDMAN FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE BY KAREN FELDMAN ____________________cuisine@ oridaweekly.comRed snapper is simply steamed then dressed up with a ginger sauce, vegetables and herbs. Noodle Saigons pho is everything this Vietnamese staple should be. Full of tender meat and noodles in an aromatic broth, topped with fresh herbs and lime, its a satisfying meal. PHOTOS BY KAREN FELDMAN


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