Naples Florida weekly

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Naples Florida weekly : your news and entertainment source
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V. 1 no. 1 (October 2, 2008) -

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ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 15 MINUTES A6 NAPLES HISTORY A11 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B10 & 11 REAL ESTATE B13 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6 & 7 THEATER REVIEW C8 SOCIETY C16 & 17 CUISINE C19 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 Vol. I, No. 33 FREE WEEK OF MAY 21-27, 2009 DATED MATERIAL PLEASE RUSH POSTMASTER REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: MAY 21, 2009 POSTAL CUSTOMER Craving Caribbean?Find the cure at Sweet Mamas Island Cuisine. C19 Gotta love the locals Sea Salt throws a party to say thanks, and more from the busy local social scene. C16-17 Talking tourism CVB presents its annual industry awards. B1 Tlkiti Who's afraid? The Naples Players stage The True Story of the Three Little Pigs. C1 Take stock in these graduates and congratulate them allSEE BEARS A8 Its graduation season, and high school seniors everywhere are celebrating the milestone. Here in Collier County, perhaps none are more deserving of the communitys collective congratulations, however, than the 29 young men and women who, in addition to graduating from their respective public high schools, have met the demands of a program called Take Stock in Children. A public-private partnership, TSIC is a scholarship and mentoring program that provides deserving students an opportunity to fulfill their potential and attend college. Starting in middle school, TSIC candidates are matched with an adult mentor with whom they work weekly until they graduate high school. Upon fulfilling their promise to remain drugand crime-free and maintain good grades, these students receive a tuition scholarship for a Florida state college. The opportunity that Take Stock provides is a promise, explains Susan McManus, president of The Education Foundation of Collier County. Its a pact between the student who works hard, the family who supports the student, the mentor who cares and helps the student navigate, teachers and school teams that provide a supportive context, individuals in the community who provide financial support and caring staff people who keepSEE CHILDREN, A12 With an estimated 3,500 in Florida, The Naples Zoo adds another pair Black bearthe{essentials}BY BILL CORNWELLbcornwell@ AVID TETZLAFF IS BULLISH on bears. Mr. Tetzlaff, director of The Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens, has ample reason for his enthusiasm. He and his staff are putting final touches on a new black bear habitat that, when it opens May 23, will be the largest such exhibit at any zoo east of the Mississippi River. As it turns out, the opening of the exhibit coincides with a spate of news stories about the wanderings of black bears in Southwest Florida and the dangers of bear and human encounters in densely populated areas. In recent weeks, there have been reports of a bear foraging in a Dumpster near Metro Parkway in Fort Myers. On May 7, a San Carlos man was arrested and charged with killing an 80-pound bear that had ventured near the mans home. And earlier this year in Collier County, two bears were killed, presumably by gunshot, then dumped alongside State Road 29. Authorities theorize theD Gary Morse, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission We have never had a bear attack in Florida. PHOTO BY LORI YOUNGThis young black bear is one of two that will reside in the Black Bear Hammock exhibit that opens Saturday at The Naples Zoo.SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY