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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SEE TAILS, A8 The mission to end pet overpopulationtailsBY ERIN MCWHORTER _________________________emcwhorter@ oridaweekly.comTS A TYPICAL DAY AT COLLIER County Domestic Animal Services. The operations manager is responding to a livestock call. The administrative assistant stands in on a surgery. In the dog kennels, the shelter director leashes adoptable pets ready to be photographed. With nine staff members lost in the past two years, and a 3 percent budget cut looming for the next fiscal year, employees at DAS feel the strain of caring for homeless pets, and volunteers are becoming more vital than ever. The economic situation looks bleak, says Amanda Townsend, Colliers DAS shelter director.Heartbreaking facts, figuresApproximately 7,500 whiskered faces and puppy paws come through the doors annually, and the shelter holds about 200 animals at a time. During the first six months of 2009, the facility took in nearly 4,900 pets that needed new homes, according to Ms. Townsend, who has been shelter director since December 2007. Despite the arrival of summer litters and economic hardships I ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 15 MINUTES A6 OUTDOORS A17 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B7 & 8 REAL ESTATE B9 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6 & 7 MOVIE REVIEW C12 SOCIETY C20 & 21 CUISINE C23 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 Vol. I, No. 44 FREE WEEK OF AUGUST 6-12, 2009 DATED MATERIAL PLEASE RUSH POSTMASTER REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: AUGUST 6, 2009 POSTAL CUSTOMERRun for itThe Bulldog Dash 5K will take a bite out of cancer. A12 Tammie talksIts all about economic development for the new head of Floridas EDC. B1 Millie JuniorThe Naples Players teen troupe puts its spin on a classic musical. C1 Heres to Blue MartiniSee who made the list for VIP grand opening at Mercato, and more fun stuff around town. C20 & 21 HtBlMti i Opera Naples tunes up for second annual Eurofest bene tA celebration of the art and arias of Italy, Spain, France and Germany comes to Naples when the second annual Eurofest, a benefit for Opera Naples, takes place from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, at the home of maestro William Noll. Tenor Randolph Locke, a featured singer with the San Francisco Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago, and his wife, mezzosoprano Carol Sparrow of New York City Opera, will perform in the music salon at Mr. Nolls North Naples home; Robin Shuford Frank will accompany them on Mr. Nolls Bosendorfer concert grand piano. Fine wine and gourmet hors doeuvres will be served. The $95-per-person fundraiser comes on the heels of Opera Naples purchase of 10,000 square feet of space in a commercial condominium building on Linwood Avenue. Opera Naples paid $830,000 for the space and intends to raise $2 million to turn it into administrative offices, rehearsal space, set construction, costume design and production, warehouse storage, classrooms, a music rehearsal room for up to 100 musicians, and a performance venue with an orchestra pit and initial seating for 225 to be used for opera rehearsals, childrens programs, avant-garde performances and fundraising events. The building we purchased will never be an opera house, says Opera Naples Founding Director Steffanie Pearce. Its our administration, its our workshop, its a place where our educational programs can thrive, its our rehearsal space, it will have a small venue for childrens programs and experimental theater, but its not where were going to be doing grand opera. The Linwood Avenue space will allowSEE OPERA, A10 >>Inside: Top 20 pets awaiting adoption right now A9 Thor just begs to be your next pet. ERIN MCWHORTER/ FLORIDA WEEKLYtoo manySPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY _________________________ PEARCE