ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 15 MINUTES A6 PETS OF THE WEEK A22 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B7 & 8 REAL ESTATE B9 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6 & 7 FILM C11 SOCIETY C23, 24 & 25 CUISINE C27 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDEwww.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. II, No. 2 FREE WEEK OF OCTOBER 15-21, 2009 DATED MATERIAL PLEASE RUSHPOSTMASTER REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: OCTOBER 15, 2009 POSTAL CUSTOMER Word artExquisite St. Johns Bible is focal point of museum exhibit about books as art. C1 Building basicsCounty departments took a hit with the recession, but the foundation is still there. B1uConnect with a ClassroomLiteracy night at Immokalee school has become a community event. A12 Theater, music, beerLooking for something to do? Check out our calendar of events. C6 & 7 Animal advocates form new group, start Freedom RidersIts high noon on a hot Southwest Florida day. A nameless dog is about to cross a busy street. He hasnt eaten in days. His previous owner is nowhere to be found. The dog was never neutered, so before his difficult life is over, hell father multiple litters of puppies with no one to care for them. This family of animals will remain homeless unless theyre rescued and adopted into good homes through one of Collier Countys several animal rescue organizations. Many of the countys stray animals wind up in the Collier County Domestic Animal Services system. There they are cared for until they are adopted or, in many cases, euthanized. DAS depends on the community to adopt its rescued animals as well as county tax dollars to run the facility. Its a big job that requires thousands of hours of manpower. One group of animal lovers is forming a grass roots effort to provide support and input to DAS, find ways to reduce euthanasia and facilitate more adoptions. The community group which has yet to decide its official name meets at For Footed Friends natural pet food store in North Naples on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Its singular goal is to help animals, and even before they have a name, its members are doing just that. Their first achievement was organizing Freedom Riders, a group of citizens willing to transport adopted animals, including those from the DAS shelter, to new homes anywhere in Florida when local options run out. Our next order of business is to vote on a name for our group, but in the meantime we needed to organize a list of volunteers were calling Freedom Riders to transport adopted animals to new homes in the state of Florida, says Janet Rossano, co-owner of For Footed Friends. The more people we have to transport these animals, the SEE RIDERS, A21 BY KELLY MERRITTSpecial to Florida Weekly Where theREALLY AREWILDTHINGSSOUTHWEST FLORIDA IS CHOCK FULL OF CRAZY CREATURES. FIND OUT WHERE. Eastern Indigo SnakeStretches as long as 8.5 feetCrested CaracaraNot a hawk or a vulture, its a falconBlack BearWill smell you a mile away and is fast as a horseDiamondback TerrapinAs large as your open handFlorida PantherCan jump 18 feet high and live 10 yearsFlorida KestralSize of a blue-jay, its our only nesting falconHEN FLORIDA WEEKLY BROKE THE NEWS A year ago that roughly 1 million people now live in the region, defining it as an urban core (see Florida Weekly, Oct. 22, 2008), the paper may have missed the point completely. True, the numbers are astounding, and probably climbing quickly out of date. By next year, roughly 1.3 million people will live in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties alone, according to estimates released by the University of Florida and the U.S. Census Bureau. But heres the more remarkable point: Every single resident is wired to wilderness by a long, invisible strand of instinctive need, stretching from the psyche straight into the woods.WSEE WILD, A8 Map out four great spots where you can see the wild things.A8 >>inside:BY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ oridaweekly.com
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 15-21, 2009 Florida Everblades battle it out with the Charlotte Checkersin the 2009-2010 Home Opener! Friday, Oct. 23rd at 7:30pm. Saturday, Oct. 24th at 7:30pm. THE BLADES ARE BACK!!! Tickets start at $12. Call 948-PUCK for all things Everblades www. oridaeverblades.com Opens at 5:30pm before every Blades Game. 948-7825 X1309 for Reservations COMMENTARY Presumptuous though it may be for me to tell you how to write, I intend to, right here and now. If youve ever doubted yourself, then I say, Nonsense. Almost anybody who breathes can be taught to write. Check yourself quickly before picking up a pen or a keyboard, however. Are you breathing? If you arent, then I take it all back. But if you have a pulse (and if you can love something), then you can write. Im convinced of it. What are my qualifications? Only the ink on this page. Whats the point of writing? Write and youll see. Start by forgetting religious scripture the holy grammar, the sacred punctuation and all the parochial frivolities of word use marched out by teachers and experts. That stuff will take care of itself the way breathing does. If it doesnt, an editor will. There are only three things you really have to know: SUBJECT-VERB-OBJECT. Thats it. Well, okay, there is a fourth thing, but Ill get to that later. The most important SUBJECT-VERBOBJECT ever offered is simple, and its not WHERE IS THE BATHROOM? so dont even go there. (Unless you believe that love has pitched his mansion in the place of excrement, as the poet W. B. Yeats did.) The single SUBJECT-VERB-OBJECT that best explains all good writing is this: I LOVE YOU. I is the subject, love is the verb, and you is the object. SUBJECTVERB-OBJECT. Everything else in writing merely adds to that carpentry, the I-Love-You frame. And everything else is architecture. Let me be specific. To celebrate natural habitat in Southwest Florida, for example, you could write: MY HOUSE (thats the I), DRINKS (thats Love) MORNING LIGHT (thats the You), and youd have most of what you need framed out at least if you were me. Architecture merely elaborates on the main frame, this way: My house drinks in yellow splashes of morning light like a suckling newborn, its heartpine floors growing as warm and liquid as palmetto honey in the bath of a new day. Too much rhapsody? Who cares? No sunlight breaches our family compound without passing through the green and sentry lines that guard us dense thickets of saw palmetto reinforced by live oaks that splinter the long light into buttery fingers. To me, the lights greatest glory appears in its sequential demise in my yard, only eight minutes distant from the nearest star. Although the final sequence is too sudden to measure, it all depends on trees. If you live surrounded by woods, you discover that trees are paramount in the evolution of light. But they serve more than light they serve the lightloving birds.Spilling out of the woods in scores just after sunrise, they float, dance and dart like feathered motes adrift in the early radiance. Then they gather at our feeders.We study them from the facing windows: indigo-blue buntings, red-bellied woodpeckers, catbirds, mockingbirds, blue jays, doves, cardinals. But all that might soon conclude on the shovel end of a bulldozer. The outer trees are owned by a mostly anonymous corporation, whose property flanks ours and the neighbors for about 800 yards along our country road 139 acres comprising what naturalist Dick Workman calls, One of the finest remaining examples of native scrub left in the region. As it happens, that stretch of private land presses its southern flank directly into your land. You, the taxpayer, own the adjoining 170 acres, a countyowned, public property populated by a few renter cows and additional scrub. If you were writing this if you were creating the architecture Ive built around the frame of words youd now have to consider the fourth thing, the thing beyond SUBJECT-VERB-OBJECT. Thats the answer to a simple question: To whom should you write? Whatever your public choice of subject or rhapsody, the answer is easy. Why, COMMISSIONER WHOM, of course, or perhaps CITY COUNCIL PERSON WHOM. You can make your letter either excremental or celebratory. But back to the trees. Wouldnt it be good government if the county bought the private land to create a public domain of 309 acres? I havent mentioned something about those woods: Theyre inhabited by Florida scrub jays. Only about 2,000 still live on the planet, most surrounding the Kennedy Space Center. Scrub jays are monogamous, and a pair requires roughly 25 acres to raise young birds. Take the land away, and the birds stop reproducing, forever which is why its highly illegal to clear their habitat. But that didnt stop a clutch of bulldozers from cutting and stripping 100 or so huge old slash pines there on a recent weekend. The neighbors grew understandably upset. Two or three telephoned county officials. By Monday morning, the bureaucrats had posted a stop-work order on the property. So imagine what could happen in a case like this if you turned into a writer and wrote a love letter (or two or three) to COMMISSIONER WHOM. Pick your subject. Frame it with a strong verb and a good object. But first, check your pulse. Are you breathing? How to write t h t h a V w h rogerWILLIAMS email@example.com There are only about 2,000 Florida scrub jays left on the planet. Some of them live in Lee County.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 15-21, 2009 MOMENTS IN TIME On Oct. 15, 1964, while trying to set a new 1 mile land-speed record, Craig Breedlove inadvertently set another kind of record after he lost control of the Spirit of America jet-powered car on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. The vehicle began to skid, taking nearly 6 miles to decelerate from more than 400 mph the longest skid marks on record. On Oct. 16, 1973, Henry Kissinger and North Vietnamese diplomat Le Duc Tho are awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for negotiating the Paris Peace Accords. Kissinger accepted, but Tho declined the award until such time as peace is truly established. On Oct. 17, 1994, taxicab driver Jeremy Levine returned to London, from a round-trip journey to Cape Town, South Africa. Passengers Mark Aylett and Carlos Aresse paid 40,000 pounds, or approximately $65,000, for the 21,691mile trip, setting a world record for the longest known taxicab ride. On Oct. 18, 1922, Robin Hood, starring Douglas Fairbanks, opens in Hollywood. As a publicity stunt, Fairbanks had posed atop a New York hotel in costume, with bow and arrow. He and several others shot arrows from the building, and accidentally injured a man when an arrow flew through an open window. OPINION A buzz-generating Saturday Night Live skit mocked President Barack Obama for not yet having accomplished anything. Not fair. Obama has been on a roll. In nine months, he has breathed life into the Republican Party, boosted pro-lifers, tarnished the reputation of regulation, bolstered traditional values, increased the publics desire for immigration restriction and shifted independent voters rightward. If only RNC Chairman Michael Steele were so deadly effective. No, Obama hasnt, as once promised, turned back the oceans. Maybe if he gets a second term. Nonetheless, revivifying conservatism almost before books announcing its death could be published qualifies as a feat almost as miraculous. Obamas liberal grandiosity has reminded people why they tend to be conservative, something they wanted to forget during the last four years of the Bush administration. Gallups surveys in recent months are a long catalog of the Obama snap-back. Fifty-three percent of Americans want government to promote traditional values a return to the prevailing view from 1993 through 2004. Half of Americans want less immigration a return to the attitudes that prevailed in the first few years after 9/11. Forty percent of Americans describe themselves as conservative a level last seen in 2004. Fifty-one percent of Americans call themselves pro-life a significant shift from a year ago. It all explains the Obama administrations rush to push sweeping legislation. The fall from grace of George W. Bush coupled with the financial crisis, created a golden hour for American liberalism. The publics attitudes shifted left, and anything a New New Deal! a Greater Great Society! seemed possible. Now, public opinion is returning to its natural state, and the Democrats are left in a race against the clock. They want to pass, by roughly yesterday, a health-care program that wont take effect until 2013. The fact that the program is unpopular (53 percent oppose it, and 33 support it, according to the latest Fox News poll) only makes its swift passage more imperative. Hurry, before the window closes entirely.Obama and the Democrats have even managed to snap-back attitudes toward regulation. In the wake of the financial crisis, a Michael Moore documentary trashing capitalism would have seemed superfluous. But TARP, the auto bailouts and the $787 billion stimulus have soured people on government more. According to Gallup, 57 percent of Americans say government is trying to do too many things best left to the private sector. More Americans (45 percent) say there is too much business regulation rather than too little (24 percent). Its the worst showing for regulation ever in a Gallup survey. However, a March 1981 Los Angeles Times poll using this question wording recorded a 54 percent too much level, Gallup explains. This was just after Ronald Reagan took office, and may have reflected Reagans emphasis during the 1980 presidential campaign on the need to reduce government involvement in American society. When Obama suggested he wanted to be another Reagan, surely this wasnt what he had in mind. But for now, hes the rights best community organizer. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.BY RICH LOWRYGiven the overheated atmosphere of cable news and the blogosphere, it can be easy to forget that most Americans fall somewhere in the political middle. When it comes to politics, their fiercest passions are reserved not for partisan dogfights but for policy outcomes. For these Americans, who-does-what in Washington ultimately matters less than whats-it-gonnado-for-me? This comes to mind in regard to President Barack Obama, who has been the subject of so much passion on the left and, especially, the right. Nonetheless, he was elected by a majority of American voters, many of whom crossed party lines to cast their ballots. And nine months into his term, one gets the sense that the people in the middle those not caught up in the Republican-Democratic back and forth that transfixes those within the Beltway bubble are beginning to wonder just what kind of president Obama is. Put another way, one is beginning to hear grumblings, whether fair or unfair, that he needs to step up and be president. Its not hard to guess the immediate causes of these grumblings. On the domestic side, there is the never-ending health-care reform debate in Congress. And on the international front, there are the White House deliberations over the presidents strategy in Afghanistan. Both represent signature elements of Obamas campaign for the presidency, yet much of the public is now left wondering just where Obama stands on each. On health care, the president could be seen as having delegated and deferred too much to Congress; on Afghanistan, commander of NATO forces Gen. Stanley McChrystals unusually public airing of his own strategic preferences have left Obama open to seeming to defer too little to the perspective if not the wishes of his commander in the field. Though the dynamics differ, what unifies these two cases is the impression of presidential drift that has come out of both. Its worth underscoring the word impression. Impressions arent necessarily accurate or fair, but they do matter, especially in politics. On health-care reform and, in particular, on the question of passing health care with a strong version of the so-called public option some on the left wonder if Obama is perhaps utilizing a rope-adope strategy, akin to legendary boxer Muhammad Alis ploy for tiring out his opponents before going in for the kill. In this vision, Obamas refusal to be pinned down on a specific plan was designed to leave his political opposition flailing at air, with the deadline he set for legislation to be passed before the August recess a mere feint meant to get his opponents to concentrate their fury at the wrong time. As the opposing energy dissipates so goes this theory Obama and the Democratically controlled Congress will marshal their strength to pass the bill Obama has wanted all along. Regarding Afghanistan, a review of the strategy in that war was scheduled and probably wise. But by allowing internal debates on a strategy that has been in place only a few months to become public, Obama has allowed a picture of a vacillating commander in chief to emerge. If leaked considerations of an anti-terrorist rather than anti-insurgency strategy were a form of trial balloon, commanding by trial balloon may have been too clever by half. The same could be said of the presidents Congress-dictated health-care reform efforts. Mark well, in that debate, in Afghanistan policy and in the Obama presidency as a whole, the final score will matter much more than where things stand at the end of the first quarter. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 15-21, 2009 BY PAMELA V. KROL ____________________Special to Florida Weekly in Ohio. During his junior year of high school he landed a job at a local printing company and has worked in the printing industry for most of his adult life. From Ohio he migrated to northern Florida and then to Naples, which he fell in love with at first sight. I came to Naples for what was supposed to be a two-day trip and never left, he laughs. In addition to printing as a mainstay, his eclectic job history and interests include photography, graphic art, painting, sculpting, writing poetry and working on a childrens book and a childrens play. Because of his background, printers ink was his first artistic medium. I guess I enjoy painting with printers ink because Im so familiar with it, and because it has an interesting, translucent quality that you cant get with any other type of paint, he says. He also works in more traditional paints, often including elements of his poetry and photography in his creations. The artist describes his style as highly abstract. I commonly dont paint a coconut that looks like a coconut, he says. I tend to choose unusual themes and I work hard to create pieces that will make people think. Mr. Andexlers artwork, including several of his road debris sculptures, is on display at the Bike Route bicycle shop on U.S. 41 in North Naples, where a meet-the artist reception takes place from 5:15-7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, and where Mr. Andexler will discuss his work at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17. For more information, contact the Bike Route at 262-8373.15 MINUTES exhibited at The von Liebig Art Center, where Mr. Andexler works part time doing exhibit installations. He has since collected nearly 20,000 pieces of debris from local roads and turned them in to works of art to garner attention for his message. My sculptures are not glamorous, but they offer a real change from traditional art, he laughs, adding his pieces are meant to promote the themes of responsibility and stewardship. Among his pet peeves are cigarette butts, which he says are the most prevalent type of litter on the road. Even though hes picked up countless thousands of the disgusting things, he says he hasnt made any real dent in the number of them out there. His scavenging and collecting efforts have also turned up tools from nearly every trade, as well as 9,000 nails and screws weighing in at 100 pounts, a 14-inch saw blade and a 3-foot steel table saw. It makes me shudder to think what could have happened if that table saw had hit another car at top speed, he says.He did his own random survey of about 50 gas stations around town and learned that each of them repairs an average of about five nail-damaged tires per day. Thats 250 flat tires in town a day caused by nails that have flown out of motorists truck beds for the most part, he says. Mr. Andexler grew up on a 70-acre farm Over the years, countless painters, sculptors, poets and the like have been inspired by the remarkable beauty of Naples the powdery beaches, the vivid tropical foliage, the breathtaking sunsets. But it takes an artist of true vision to be inspired by our seaside citys road debris. Thats precisely what motivated Ken Andexler to create his unique collection of sculptures. Made entirely from debris that he has gathered from along Naples roadways, Mr. Andexlers work has both a message and a theme. I was driving down Pine Ridge Road in 2005, when I noticed a paint can on the road that had most likely fallen out of someones vehicle, Mr. Andexler says. It looked dangerous, not to mention that it was spewing paint all over the passing vehicles, so I stopped to pick it up. A week later, I stopped again to remove a 2-inch steel water pipe that I feared could turn in to a flying projectile if it was hit at the right angle. then I decided to take a walk along Shirley Street and Naples Boulevard to see if there was anything else lying around. I ended up making three trips over the next several days and picked up 450 pieces of potentially hazardous road debris. Rather than tossing it all in the trash, however, he decided to build a sculpture incorporating all of the found objects as a means of illustrating the number of potentially dangerous items that fall out of cars and trucks each day. His goal was to encourage drivers to secure their vehicle loads more carefully and to remind them not to litter. That first piece, titled Jonah, was Roadside trash becomes one resourceful artists mediumCINDY PIERCE / FLORIDA WEEKLY Follow the Yellow Brick Road Rules, road debris sculpture by Ken Andexler ANDEXLER
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Paradoxically, and fortunately for all of us, wilderness remains grafted to the region like a vast and patchy skin, a remnant of once-upon-a-time that proves startlingly robust here and there, in spite of the flood of humanity. This week we describe several of the wildest remaining places, along with a few of their inhabitants places located within an hours drive or so of each resident in Southwest Florida. Well tell you how to get there, what to take and what you might find when you arrive. Weve chosen these places based on our own experience, and on the recommendations of rangers, park managers and wizards of the woods, if you will. There are other wild places, too. None of this, we hope, misses the point in a region where proliferating humans and protected wild habitats still manage to coexist, and where even experienced trekkers can still get lost. But in the wild, motion is not always as important as motionless. To get this generations earphones off, and have them sit without moving on a dark beach or in the pine flatwoods, or on a trail in an oak hammock or in a cypress head for even half an hour, is an amazing experience, says William Hammond, professor emeritus of environmental sciences at Florida Gulf Coast University. When they debrief that experience, what comes out of them is insightful and powerful. Thats why these remaining wild places are so valuable. Thoreau and others have written about how ingrained wilderness is to our psyche, but so many people miss it. Theyre virtual, and they dont know how to get real. Its nature deficit disorder, to borrow a phrase from Richard Louvs (2005) book, Last Child in the Woods. Theres a cure for that. In the space of a single day or night you can find natures palette painted across the three counties. In wilderness here, the immense sound of silence can still tremble and shiver around you with no more significant a decibel contour than a soundless sea-grass. The rank power or raw grace of wild things you confront with the senses sight, sound, scent or touch, maybe even taste await you here in hammocks, heads or flatwoods, in prairies or marshes, along moss-hung tributary creeks or even on some beaches, like animate treasure: a black bear rambling only yards from your position. Or the most ferocious cat in nature, pound-for-pound, slinking across your trail (not the panther but the bobcat). Or a mother raccoon and her four or five young, all peeking like a gaggle of banditry from the mouth of an old hollow log. Or a sinewy rope of glistening reptile as black as obsidian, slipping into the unblinking dark eye of a gaping gopher tortoise hole the eastern indigo snake. Or perhaps a dolphin, leaping from one world into another. The sea parts suddenly for the muscular mammal like a lovers lips, introducing the rocket to the sky, and no one but you to see and know: This is where the wild things are.X Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park:Like a long rectangle stretching north to south about 20 miles in a lazy breadth of three to five miles, this magnificent wild place is the single largest unit in Floridas park service, an 80,000-acre wonder. Were the orchid capital of the United States, we were up to 47 orchids, and Ive seen 37 of them, but we think maybe four or five are gone they were over-collected years ago so maybe we only really have 41 or 42 now, says Mike Owen, the affable park biologist who has reached his 16th anniversary in the park this week. Beginning now, he and other staff members will lead four-hour day hikes into the park three weekends a month, through March, taking a few people at a time on a first come, first-served basis. For those experienced with map and compass, he says, he will lead a longer one. Of the 530 native species of plants here I probably know and can identify about half, he adds. And then there are the animals and birds and fish and insects, scores of species. Only three prominent things that were once here no longer exist here, Mr. Owen says. The Carolina parakeet; the red wolf it still exists in North Carolina, and we do have coyotes, which look like red wolves and can breed with them, although they dont love the wet; and the ivory-billed woodpecker. We hope the ivory bill is still around. But we doubt it. The park also includes such rare creatures as the crested caracara, which combines the instincts and talents of a hawk with those of a vulture; native crawdads in the crystal clear water where mosquito fish abound in season; and bear, deer, North American crocodiles, American alligators in significant numbers, eagles, otters, Osceola turkeys, and 14 species of bromeliads. Most of those grow on host trees without taking any food from them, instead nourishing themselves from the air and water. Numerous other flora and fauna also exist here, along with the Everglades mink. Roger Hammer (a famous American ornithologist and author) told me how to see them, Mr. Owen says. If you just stop occasionally when youre traveling down the road, they may come right back across the road behind you. Everglades minks average about a pound, and are known as ferocious predators, preferring rabbits or rats the park is chock full of marsh hares and taking on animals twice their weight or more. Ive seen one mink this year, in May, Mr. Owen recalls. And of course we have panthers, about six of them and the Big Cypress National Preserve east of State Road 29 is right next to us, with 730,000 acres, along with the Panther Refuge of 26,000 acres. Those places have 20 or more. In 16 years, Mr. Owen has seen six panthers. One encounter proved particularly memorable, he recalls. A park volunteer reading rain gauges called him from mile-point 8.3 on Janes Scenic Drive and told him a big panther was crouched high in a tree overlooking the drive. When Mr. Owen arrived 15 minutes later, somebody was parked taking pictures, and soon a few more drivers appeared. He moved them all away from the tree, so they could watch the cat without blocking its line of retreat down and out into the woods. One guy pulled up in a truck, and I got that question you always get: What is there to see here? And for the first and only time in my career, I was able to say, If you pull off and come back to us quietly, youll see a panther 25 feet above your truck. I got to watch that animal for 38 minutes. It finally decided to come down, and took off the other way. If you care to go look at all that, consider this: The park is a limestone valley 3 to 6 feet deep, created by the natural acids in rains that have fallen for more than 5,000 years. Because much of it is under shallow water for significant parts of the year roughly 18 inches to about 3 feet deep pop ash-pond apple sloughs have thrived, since they can put up with the standing water. In the 1940s and '50s, loggers removed the huge virgin cypress forests with hand tools, leaving some great trees standing (one is 6 feet in diameter). Those were used in everything from the magnificent to the mundane from the decks of World War II battleships to soda-pop bottling crates and stadium seats. But the Fakahatchee Strand Preserve, with 160 miles of tram trails from the old logging days, remains by all accounts one of the regions great wild places. CREW Land & Water Trust:Brenda Brooks, the manager of the vast, 60,000-acre CREW Land & Water Trust, can look out her office window and see Floridas native white-tailed deer almost any day of the week. But thats nothing. So can everybody else from the tower. From that tower you can look across the whole corkscrew marsh, and see deer. But every month you can also see a different bouquet of flowers, says Bill Hammond, the retired FGCU professor who is now the president of the CREW Land & Water Trust, which helps manage the place, along with land stewards from the South Florida Water Management District. A lot of people go and come back and think everything looks the same. But it doesnt at all. You start to learn the seasons in Florida when you pick them up from observation out here, Mr. Hammond points out. You get the hawks eye view from the tower, and now you can walk a trail way back into the oak hammock, an opportunity which hasnt been accessible to a lot of people. There are also trails (5.5 miles of trails exist for any wilderness seeker who can breath and put one foot in front of the other) through some of the most splendid cypress dome habitat in the Western world. At about 94 square miles, this wild preserve has a vast variety of wildthings options, with room for panthers, bobcats, bears, turkeys, and reptiles, including both the eastern indigo Floridas state snake and the eastern diamondback rattlesnake. You can spot the crested caracara, any of the smaller hawk species including merlins and kestrels, roseate spoonbills, alligator snapping turtles, American alligators, and probably some of the things you might find in the Fakahatchee Strand to the southeast, too: golden salamanders and amphiumas (almost never seen, these two-foot wonders resemble eels and live in the dark corners of swamps or canals, on the bottom. They rely on a powerful bite delivered by rows of sharp teeth and the ability to eat anything that swims by). Thats to name only a few. There are also many species of plants and flowers, including the hand WILD THINGSFrom page 1 >> Where: The entrance is near Copeland just north of Everglades City off State Road 29. Look for signs. >> Contact: For information or hikes, call Pam Mesce, 695-1023. >> Points of Interest: The Boardwalk at Big Cypress Bend. >> What to bring: water, compass, maps, long pants, lace-up shoes (Mr. Owen prefers $100, above-the-ankle G.I. boots for ankle support or a good high-top sneaker), a broom handle or ski pole or similar staff. >> More information: Call 695-4593, or look on-line: www. oridastateparks.org/ fakahatcheestrand/default.cfm if you go CHARLOTTE COUNTY LEE COUNTY COLLIER COUNTY1) Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park 2) CREW Land & Water Trust 3) Cayo Costa State Park 4) Babcock Wilderness Ranch Four great spots in Southwest Florida to hike to right away if you want to walk with the wild side.WHERE THE WILD THINGS REALLY ARE: 1 2 3 4FLORIDA WEEKLY MAP & ILLUSTRATIONwww.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 15-21, 2009
fern, an extremely rare creation that looks like zombie hands, or perhaps like a staghorn fern divided into smaller sections. And thats just to start with. One of Mr. Hammonds most memorable moments came when he was escorting students along the boardwalk. Hed convinced them to walk quietly, without chatter or noise, restraining their coughs and laying their feet down gently. And it paid off. A bear and cub were suddenly standing there on the boardwalk about 25 yards from us, he recalls. We just stood there and looked at each other, and then she realized we were more than she was, and she and the cub went over the rail. How often will that happen in a lifetime? Not frequently. And not at all unless you go out and try this beautiful wild place, and see what happens.f Cayo Costa State Park:Part of a cluster of smaller parks known as geoparks, Cayo Costa is one of several stretching from northeastern Lee into eastern Charlotte County. Those include a park on North Captiva, the island of Cayo Costa, a park on Gasparilla Island, a park on Don Pedro Island, and Stump Pass coming out of Lemon Bay in the Englewood area. Cayo Costa is accessible only by private boat or a ferry scheduling regular trips out of Pineland, on Pine Island. With nine miles of beaches and more than six miles of hiking trails that spool through tropical hardwood hammocks and along mangrove swamps in this 2,500-acre state park, what you see at a distance, from the boat, is an illusion. The place looks small, and depending on the season, sometimes groups of people are clearly in evidence at the public landing site and that doesnt appear to fit the definition of wild. But there is much more than meets the eye at first glance here, both in the surrounding sea and on the island. There are days on the Gulf side of the beach when you can look north or south and maybe not see any other human beings, says Mark Duncan, a park ranger. Because this is one of the last barrier islands without development, what you see is probably about what you would have seen a century ago. To name only a few, you can see a remarkable variety of sea birds and migratory birds, depending on the season, including such jewels as painted buntings and scarlet tanagers, or roseate spoonbills, or colonial nesting birds such as the nesting skimmer. Hundreds of the black-and-white birds with their colorful bills surround the island now, taking wing to float only an inch above the waves in a beautiful display of close-air aerobatics. Inland there are alligators, marsh rabbits, raccoons, bald eagles and many other creatures sometimes including such surprising visitors as the coach whip, which swims to the island from the mainland on rare occasions when seas are very low, says Barry Stevens, the assistant park manager. Ive been all over the world, Mr. Stevens adds, and this is one of the finest places Ive ever seen. Its at the northern end of the tropics, but we call it an ecotone, because its the northern end of the range for some things, and the southern end of the range for others. One of the most rare treasures is the healthy community of hairy grama grass, a Texas grass found only here and in the 360-acre park on Upper Captiva Island. In the water itself, on the east side of the island, is a vital sea-grass community that provides a health nursery for many small fish. There are manatees, dolphins and in a bounty year some 180 sea turtles who came ashore to lay eggs last March. On the Gulf side, too, you can find some of the finest sea shells, along with bluefish, flounder, sea trout, grouper and shark, says Mr. Duncan. And on the bay side, if you care to throw a line in, there are snook, pompano, redfish, mangrove snapper, trout, and black drum. To name some. And all of them wild things.X Floridas Babcock Wilderness Ranch (with the Bob Janes and Telegraph Creek Preserves):While the public and private dealmaking that put together the sprawling Babcock Ranch Wilderness in Charlotte and Lee counties is complicated and an additional 79,000 acres of the Fred C. Babcock/Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area flanks it, with its own history and uses the overriding fact of the matter is simple: This is almost 120 square miles of public space, breathtaking in its range of both flora and fauna, which continue to coexist with cattle and farming operations. Part of the original ranch now owned by the state and counties includes 5,600 acres in Lee, which is called the Bob Janes Preserve to honor the long effort of that Lee County commissioner to create public land out of the old cattlemans empire. And attached like an important body part to the southern edge of the Bob Janes Preserve is the Telegraph Creek Preserve of 1,700 acres. Telegraph Creek is an amazing palmetto prairie, with beautiful pine flatwoods running up into Bob Janes and Babcock, says Cathy Olson, a wildlife bilogist and manager of Bob Janes, where shes currently trying to identify a series of trails that can be improved for future explorers. Telegraph Creek is a wonderful paddle. There are steep slopes, natural, maybe 6 to 120 feet, so you actually feel the topography. And there is an unofficial launch site where Telegraph Creek crosses North River Road (in Lee County). Its a site owned by the Department of Transportation, and people can paddle up into the Bob Janes Preserve from there. The first time I ever saw this, it was like suddenly seeing a piece of old Florida. Both Bob Janes and Telegraph Creek are included in Lee Countys Conservation 20-20 program, which manages some 22,500 acres in the county. Most of the creatures seen in one of these wild places can be seen in the others, Ms. Olson says, and the list is long: Virginia opossums, ninebanded armadillos, eastern gray squirrels, hisbid cotton rats, marsh rabbits, eastern cottontails, Florida panthers, bobcats, coyotes, common gray foxes, raccoons, northern river otters, feral hogs, white-tailed deer, wild turkeys, bobwhite quail, double-crested cormorants, anhingas, great blue herons, great egrets, snowy egrets, little blue herons, tri-colored herons, cattle egrets, green herons, black-crowned night herons, white ibis, gloss ibis, wood storks, black vultures, turkey vultures, swallow-tailed kites, whitetailed kites, bald eagle, northern harriers, sharp-shinned hawks, Coopers hawks, red-shouldered hawks, redtailed hawks, American kestrals, merlins, Florida sandhill cranes, killdeers, common snipes, mourning doves, common ground doves and the owls: great horned, burrowing, barred and eastern screech owls. There are numerous other birds, along with alligators, musk turtles, mud turtles, box turtles, various anoles, skinks, snakes both venomous and non venomous, tree frogs (the green, the pine woods and the squirrel tree frog), and others. Just as important as that knowledge for explorers, is this: Current access to the Bob Janes Preserve is easiest either through the Telegraph Creek Preserve on the south by canoe or kayak or from Babcock on the north, at trailheads on State Road 31 or State Road 74. There are no places to park, so far, where one could then walk in, although Lee County will remedy that eventually, official say. Although all of it is public land, officials have not yet figured out how to manage it comfortably for people, and agricultural operations ongoing may not sunset until 2012. Thus, any who decide to wander into this wilderness on foot would be wise to use both map and compass, or to carry them as essential backups to a GPS system. And they would also be well advised to step carefully around cows or farm fields, should they encounter them, say land managers. That said, there is no other place in Florida like this, insists Bill Hammond, who heads the environmental arm of Kitson & Partners, the developer planning to create a town on about 20,000 additional acres at the center of the old ranch (the footprint of development will actually include only about 7,000 acres, Mr. Kitson has said). Kitson & Partners now manages the public lands in Charlotte County, which will be turned over to a nonprofit manager within a few years, Mr. Hammond says. A retired professor emeritus of environmental sciences at FGCU and the president of the CREW Land & Water Trust in Lee and Collier Counties, Mr. Hammond has spent thousands of hours on Babcock in recent years, and notes that hes been lost many times occasions on which you have to learn to trust your compass, even when you think it might be broken, he adds. Nothing here is ever the same any two days in a row. Its like seining in a mud or grass flat you never know what youre going to see or get. And the first thing to do in such wilderness is drop the fear. Part of the value of bringing people in to these places is getting them to feel comfortable, Mr. Hammond says. Once they get over their fears and fear is only what you dont know, more often than not they realize those things need respect but not necessarily fear. Then they become open-minded, they open their eyes, and thats when discovery happens. One of the most appealing aspects of this wilderness, perhaps, is the way it was once managed by the Babcocks themselves, who were hunters. They didnt create the classic rectangular pastures, the big cut blocks they left a lot of edges. And ecological communities always exchange energy at the edges: critters are moving across them, in grasslands next to pine forests or oak hammocks or cypress strands. So the more edge effect you have typically, the more variety you have. And variety is the spice of wilderness, it seems especially in Southwest Florida. >> Where: CREW Land & Water Trust. Directions to the Crew marsh trail system: Take Exit 123 off I-75 and go east on Corkscrew Road (County Road 850) approximately 18 miles. The entrance is on your right. Look for brown road signs on your right. >>OR: To the CREW cypress dome: Take Exit 123 and go east on Corkscrew Road (County Road 850) approximately 14 miles. The entrance is on your right. Look for brown road signs on your right just after you round a long curve to the north. >>Contact: Brenda Brooks or Brenda Thomas: 657-2253. >>Points of Interest: A spring wild ower walk, a tower, and miles of trails. CREW abuts both the Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary and the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, and includes the Corkscrew marsh system and the bird rookery swamp, along with two distinct strands. >>What to Bring: Water, long pants, tie-on shoes or boots, a map and compass if youre going to get off the trail, a staff or stick for hiking, binoculars. >>More Information: Call 657-2253, or go online at www.crewtrust.org. if you go >> Where: Cayo Costa State Park, accessible only boat or ferry in northeastern Lee County. >> Contact: Call (941) 964-0375. Chad Lach is park manager; Barry Stevens is assistant park manager. For ferry information or reservations, call: 283-0015. Directions to ferry: Travel to Pine Island, turn right on Stringfellow Road and then left at the sign to Pineland. Follow Waterfront Drive to the Pineland Marina. >> Points of Interest: From pristine beaches to oak hammocks and ancient gumbo limbo trees, pine forests and mangrove swamps, the park offers both sea and key wild places, as well as historic cemeteries and evidence of Calusa Indian habitation. Overnight cabins with separate outhouses and showers ($40 per might), and primitive camping sites for tents ($22 per night) may be reserved seven nights a week. Bicycles may be rented for use on trails. >> What to bring: Water and food, sunscreen and a hat, changes of clothes if you stay overnight, binoculars and camping gear. Good walking shoes for the islands miles of trails. >> More information: Call (941) 964-0375. Or go online at www. oridastateparks.org/ cayocosta/. if you go >> Where: Babcock Wilderness Ranch in Collier County, with access off State Road 31 or State Road 74, or the Bob Janes and Telegraph Creek Preserves, in Lee County (see above for access). Contact: Charlotte County: For the Babcock Wilderness Ranch, call 1-800-500-5583 or e-mail www.babcockwilderness.com, to arrange private tours. >> Lee County: For the Bob Janes and Telegraph Creek Preserves, call 533-7455 or go online to www.conservation2020.org. Note: preserves and information about them are listed in alphabetical order. >> Points of interest: Almost too numerous to mention. Hundreds of species of both plants and animals exist here. Swamps, marshes, hardwood hammocks, cypress domes, palmetto and pine prairies and unique creek terrain all form the vast ecosystem in the regions public lands. >> What to bring: Wherever you travel on foot or in kayak or canoe, wear long trousers and long-sleeved shirts, hats, and good hiking shoes with laces. Take plenty of water, use both compass and map, and carry walking sticks or staffs. >> More information: See above. if you go WEEK OF OCTOBER 15-21, 2009 NEWS A9 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com
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Mr. Gopnik is best known as a staff writer for The New Yorker, to which he has contributed nonfiction, fiction, memoir and criticism, and as the author of the essay collection Paris to the Moon, an account of the five years he and his family spent in the French capital. His new book, Angels & Ages: A Short Book about Darwin, Lincoln, and Modern Life, embodies his gift for using historical biography to explore the way we live today by looking at the birth of the modern era through the lives of two extraordinary people born within hours of each other exactly 200 years ago this year. Mr. Gopnik also writes what he calls comic-personal essays, funny and touching stories about how families live (especially his own) in the storied cities of Paris and New York. About the Town Hall seriesThroughout its 27-year history, the Town Hall series has enriched the community through the presentation of nonpartisan ideas and issues that stimulate thought, enhance understanding and promote dialogue. 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Speakers Assembly of SWF season announcedNovelist Maggie Anton, author of the best-selling trilogy of historical fiction based on the Talmudic authority Rashi and his three daughters, will be the guest of honor at a Temple Shalom Sisterhood luncheon at the temple at 4630 Pine Ridge Road at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21. Ms. Anton will sign copies of her books, including the newest, Rashis Daughters Book III: Rachel. Rashi is considered one of the greatest of all Talmudic authorities. He lived in 11th century Troyes, France. Rashi had no sons, so he educated his three daughters as Talmudic scholars, which was unheard of and strongly disapproved of at the time. The saga of the daughters Rachel, Johoved and Marian drew Ms. Anton, who was raised in a secular background, to devote 15 years writing her trilogy, following seven years of research and 10 years of Talmudic study. Cost of the Temple Shalom Sisterhood luncheon is $25. For information or reservations, call 348-8713. Temple Shalom Sisterhood welcomes novelistThe second program in the American Institute of Architects FlaSW Chapters 2009 Alfred W. French III Lectures in Architecture series takes place Friday, Oct. 23, at the International Design Center in Estero. Kirsten R. Murray, AIA, architect partner at Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects, Seattle, Wash., will discuss how her firms projects are influenced by the natural landscape and regional design while integrating new technologies and sustainable practices. The lecture series concludes on Friday, Nov. 6, with Raymond Jungles, FASLA, principal at Raymond Jungles Landscape Architect, Miami. Mr. Jungles, who designed the Brazilian Garden in the soon-to-reopen Naples Botanical Garden, uses nature as a means of selfexpression. 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AIA architecture lectures continue The Naples Press Club presents Public Media in Transition featuring speakers from the local National Public Radio and Public Broadcasting System stations, at 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30, in the community room of the Naples News Media building, 1100 Immokalee Road. Admission is free, and the public is welcome.Panelists will be Rick Johnson, general manager of WGCU Public Media; Amy Tardif, WGCU-FM station manager and program director; and Luis Hernandez, WGCU-FM reporter and host of Gulf Coast Live. Jim McLaughlin, host of Connect! on WGCU-TV, will moderate.More than 400,000 people in Southwest Florida tune in to WGCU public broadcasting. Recent initiatives include the addition of three digital television channels, a new HD radio channel broadcasting classical music 24 hours a day, and a 24-hour news and information FM channel. 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What began as a graduate study project among a few Pinecrest Elementary School teachers almost eight years ago has become a popular annual event in the Immokalee community. Teacher Melinda Herrera and Martha Soto started the Pinecrest Elementary School Family Literacy Night Program with support from then-principal Jimmy Chatham and fellow teacher Mindy Myer. Together they created a dynamic new approach for increasing English literacy among their schools families with children in Pre-K to grade six. From the start, the programs basic premise has been to put books in our childrens hands and tell our parents that it is important for them to read to their children or have them read and talk about what they read, even if they dont speak the English language, Ms. Soto explains. At first, the program consisted of weekly evening sessions at which volunteer Spanish and Creole translators discussed how school families could improve their English literacy. Thanks to funding from various sources within Collier County, including The Education Foundation, books and other materials were provided. Participants learned about many resources available to them, including how to use the Collier County Public Library System. Parents and students also became familiar with the widely acclaimed Rosetta Stone software, available through the Web sites of the School District of Collier County and the library system. Over the years, Family Literacy Night has continued to blossom with the support and effort of the entire Pinecrest staff. It is estimated that more than half of the schools families participate. We started this as a school project, but it became something our parents and children really looked forward to, so we just continued it, Ms. Herrera says. The programs popularity and attendance stretches all of the resources of the school. Families return session upon session. However, partly due to lack of funding, Pinecrest Family Literacy Night is now conducted only twice each school year. The format includes presentations by resource persons of each grade level for the adults, while the children participate in other activities elsewhere on the school premises. A Faculty Family Literacy Committee assists the educators in planning and executing this truly important community event in Immokalee. Pinecrest Principal Dr. Connie Helton aptly sums up the programs success, The most important aspect of our Family Literacy Night is getting our parents on campus. Many of them are from different countries with different cultural expectations. They can be shy and hesitant about coming to our school, and while they are very supportive of their childrens learning, it may not be an easy thing for them. I think, however, by coming they feel welcome and included. By having the parents involved with their children through this program, all are having lots of fun, and so it makes our school a friendlier place. The next Pinecrest Family Literacy Night takes place from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19. By all accounts, many parents and students in Immokalee can hardly wait to participate once again in this wonderful program started by thoughtful Collier teachers. Rainer Olbrich is a volunteer with The Education Foundation of Collier County. Founded in 1990, the foundation is an independent, not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization whose purpose is to engage the community and schools. To make a contribution or get involved, call 643-4755 or visit www.EducationForCollier.org.www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 15-21, 2009 Visit the Family Transition Blog at www.LifeBridgeSolutions.com/Family-Transition-Blog Follow me on Twitter@LifeBridgeSolns As many as 9 out of 10 bills om hospitals and medical proiders include errors. Does yours?Medical Billing AdvocacyLifeBridge SolutionsCall for your no-cost consultation to see For a personal consultation, call 418-0999Nadia A. Kazim, MD Eyelid & Facial Cosmetic Surgeon AFTERJ... BEFORE www.bettervision.netCOURTESY PHOTOParents, students and teachers work together at Pinecrest Elementary School Family Literacy NIght.Elementary teachers graduate study program has become an Immokalee community eventBY RAINER OLBRICH ____________________Special to Florida Weekly 239-261-7157 www.WynnsOnline.com 141 Ninth Street North NaplesFor over 70 years offering Wholesome fresh products to our customers. Wynns is now carrying a large selection of Natural, Organic, and Gluten-Free products. Must present coupon at time of purchase.Wynns Rotisserie Chickens Free Wynns Shopping bagLimit 1 per customer. Good thru 10\22\09$399Eachor more purchaseLimit 1 per customer. Good thru 10\22\09$1000
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA14 WEEK OF OCTOBER 15-21, 2009 Be In the Know. In the Now.Subscribe now and youll get comprehensive local news coverage, investigative articles, business happenings as well as the latest in real estate trends, dining, social events and much more.Get Florida Weekly delivered to your mailbox for only$2995*PER YEARPlease allow 2-4 weeks for delivery of first issue. *Rates are based on standard rate postage. A one-year in-county subscriptio n will cost $29.95 to cover shipping and handling. Call for out-of-county and out-of-state postage and pricing options. Call 239.325.1960 or visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.com The Shelter for Abused Women & Children observes National Domestic Violence Awareness Month with a series of events and activities designed to raise awareness about domestic violence during October: Purple Light Nights, evenings throughout the month Help raise awareness by replacing one of your outside lights with a purple bulb, or hanging a string of purple lights in your window, and turning them on each night to let your neighbors know you are part of the solution to ending family violence. Healing Arts, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday, through Oct. 31 Visit the Healing Arts exhibit at Options Thrift Shoppe, 968 Second Avenue North, and purchase art, jewelry and collectibles donated to support the Shelters life-transforming programs and services. Clothesline Project, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday, through Oct. 31, at Options Thrift Shoppe See the display of colorful T-shirts handcrafted by family violence victims and concerned community members. Teacher Appreciation, 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, at the Collier County School Board meeting This event recognizes the vital role teachers play in stopping the violence before it begins again in a new generation, as well as addressing the immediate and long-term needs of children raised in violent homes. Strut Your Mutt, 1-4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 24, at Germain BMW, North Naples The Shelter is pleased to support this Halloween pet event that includes a pet costume parade complete with prizes. For more information, contact The Humane Society Naples at 643-1880. Childrens March on Main Monday, Oct. 26, on Main Street in Immokalee The Shelters Immokalee Outreach Office is hosting a childrens fair beginning at 3 p.m. followed by a police-escorted Childrens March on Main Street at 6 p.m. to help raise awareness about domestic violence and its impact on children. For more information, call 657-5700. Chicos Shop to Save, Wednesday, Oct. 28, shop Chicos at Venetian Village and enjoy knowing 10 percent of each sale will benefit The Shelters life-saving programs and services. For more information about National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, including these local activities, call The Shelter at 775-3862 or visit www. naplesshelter.org. Shelter programs, activities highlight Domestic Violence Awareness Month
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF OCTOBER 15-21, 2009 NEWS A15 The old adage good things come in small packages applies to pintsized vocalist and Soroptimist Jeannie Upton, the featured entertainer at an upcoming s Sock Hop to raise funds for the Alzheimers Association, the Alzheimers Support Network and the 2010 Soroptimist Womens Opportunity Award. The dance takes place from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, at Noodles Italian Caf & Sushi Bar, 1585 Pine Ridge Road. Tickets cost $20 per person and include an Italian buffet with dancing to the music of s luminaries such as Brenda Lee, Patsy Cline and the Platters, among others. A silent auction, raffle for door prizes and 50/50 will raise additional funds. Born in mountains of western Pennsylv ania. Ms. Upton grew up in a family of 12 children. Their father and grandfather were ministers, as were five of Ms. Uptons brothers. Its no surprise, then, that Ms. Uptons singing start was with gospel, as the vocalist on her fathers radio show. Ive been singing all my life, she says. When I was 5 years old, my grandpa paid me a nickel for every song. By the time I was 10, he was paying me a quarter just to be quiet, she fondly recalls. She entered and won singing contests from the time she was a young woman, and was even offered a recording contract at the Grand Ole Opry. She turned down the prize, however, because it came with a tour requirement that meant she would have had to leave her three children behind at home. Now a grandmother of five and greatgrandmother of one, shes making up for lost time by singing whenever she can. A nurse at Moorings Park Home Health by day and a singer by night, shes been singing for more than 20 years at churches, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and jails, entertaining men and women of all ages. She sings for weddings and private parties, and last November entertained more than 5,000 people in Conyers, Ga., as part of the entertainment revue for Operation Sandbox to help raise funds to ship 25,000 packages for Christmas to the troops in Iraq. Ms. Uptons distinctly husky voice turns into a velvety signing expression with signature songs including Crazy by Patsy Cline, Where the Boys Are by Connie Francis and the show-stopping At Last by Etta James. Jeannie sings from her heart, says Soroptimist director and Sock Hop organizer Rita Albaugh. She sang The Lords Prayer at our groups chartering and instantly became the clubs entertainer. Shes a human jukebox who sings and gives from her heart. For s Sock Hop tickets or information about membership in the Naples chapter of Soroptimist International, call Ms. Albaugh at 821-5562 or Ms. Upton at 269-6320. 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For more information on membership opportunities or to talk about hosting a holiday party or wedding at Kensington, please contact Lindsey LaCroix at 239.213.1983 www.kensingtoncc.com The producers of ABCs Extreme Makeover: Home Edition are on the hunt for a Naples family whose house desperately needs to be rebuilt. Were looking for those special people who have amazing strength of character and never give up, whether theyre keeping their own chin up in really tough circumstances or going out of their way to help others, says casting supervisor Morgan Fahey. We really want to help families whose homes present major problems for the family, those big issues that affect the familys quality of life on a daily basis. Eligible families must own their own single-family home and be able to show producers how a makeover will make a huge difference in their lives. Interested families, or anyone who wants to nominate a family, should e-mail a short description of the familys story to firstname.lastname@example.org. Each nomination must include the names and ages of every member of the household along with a description of the major challenges within the home. If possible, include a recent photo of the family. All nominations must include a contact phone number. The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, Oct. 21. The staff, students, families and friends of Eden A u tism Services Florida will celebrate their Garden at Eden with family activities from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 17. Those in attendance will help plant the gardens final fruit trees. The garden is being created as an urban farming project to provide older teen and adult Eden students with vocational skills. Participants will learn to plant, tend, cultivate and market produce from the garden to area restaurants and businesses. Community partnership will also be key in building the garden. Representatives from the University of Floridas Agricultural Extension, Food & Thought Organic Market and Restaurant, Oakes Organic Farm and Janes Caf will join Eden students, parents, staff and other volunteers to develop the garden over the coming months. Eden Autism Services Florida is at 2101 County Barn Road, Naples. For more information and to RSVP for Saturday, call 992-4680, ext. 202. ABC wants to drive home makeover bus to NaplesFamily day fun will help Eden Autism Services celebrate its urban garden s h s t o ng y s. l d, e a By w as j ust d ly n d d ed e v t h a to u me a h a ch a b e v e A nu Par k H o an d a si n been sin g 20 yea rs in g h o in g fa en te w o Sh d p
Sunday, October 25th 10:30AM-1:00PM Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort 5001 Coconut Rd., Bonita Springs Enjoy a full hot breakfast and a chance to meet and get autographs from the Florida Everblades Team! Fantastic silent and live auctions will include one-of-a-kind sports memorabilia and a luxury trip to Boston for the NHL Winter Classic at Fenway Park!Dont miss this event to bene t The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. Sponsored in part by:Part of The Boston Red Sox/Childrens Hospital Celebrity Event Series. Photos courtesy of Al Larson. $100 Adults $50 Children under 12Special Guest Host, Clayton Ferraro of WINK News.239-985-3550 for more information and tickets. Presents
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 15-21, 2009 HEALTHY LIVINGBY DANA THIMONS ____________________Special To Florida WeeklyThe trip of a lifetimeTeenage health: Its more than just acneThe Dachilles landed in Florida and took a car from the airport to the hospital. They arrived in front of the emergency department at 10 a.m. He was transplanted at 7 p.m. The staff made Edward feel so comfortable he says that he almost didnt feel like this major event was happening. I just knew everything would be OK. I had known for years, he says. The next day Edwards wife received the news that her father had passed. Edward told her that she needed to get on a plane and get home. My thing was to recuperate, so she could lean on me. The whole time that he had been on dialysis, Edwards daughter knew that he couldnt travel. After the transplant she Edward Dachille took his daughter on a tour of Italy for her 16th birthday. But this wasnt an ordinary Sweet 16. This trip could not have happened if it were not for a trip that Edward took the year prior. On Aug. 9, 2007, at 4:30 a.m., the Dachilles phone rang in New York. Edward was getting ready for work, and his wife answered. We have to go, she said. They found you a kidney. Edward, who also owns a home in Bonita Springs, had been on waiting lists at various transplant centers for 2 years. He learned about The Transplant Center at Southwest Florida Regional Medical Center now part of Gulf Coast Medical Center while receiving dialysis in Bonita Springs and got on the list in May 2007. The Transplant Center has one of the shortest wait lists in the nation. On average, in the U.S., patients wait 37 months for a new kidney. At The Transplant Center they wait an average of 13 to 15 months. We just rolled, Edward said. We flew through the airport. They were bumped to first class. Once seated on the plane, Edward looked at his wife and said, Hon, do you believe its only 6:30?One of the most common health concerns voiced by teenagers is acne, and its no surprise considering eight in 10 teens battle it. While parents and health care providers are concerned about their teens acne, they are also concerned about a few more serious adolescent illnesses. One such concern is mono, short for mononucleosis. Mono is frequently referred to as the kissing disease because it is spread from saliva. While mono is not usually considered a serious illness, it could have serious complications, says Dr. Nancy Witham, a pediatrician with Lee Physician Group. Teens who contract the disease need to take it seriously. Health care providers are also on the lookout for infectious diseases, such as meningitis and whooping cough, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently updated its vaccine recommendations for teenagers to include both diseases. Meningitis can be fatal, and it strikes quickly, says Dr. Witham. Its important to be sure your teen receives these vaccinations. Another big concern is sexually transmitted diseases. More than half of teenagers will have had sexual intercourse by the age of 17, and by the age of 21, almost one in five Americans require treatment for an STD. Teens are at the greatest risk. STDs are a serious health problem and if left untreated can cause permanent damage, such as infertility and death.For more information about teens and infectious diseases or how to talk to your teen about teen issues, such as drinking or drugs, speak with your pediatrician. Moms are perfect multi-taskers. They are juggling constantly to keep their worlds humming along at their usual hectic pace. Most are trying to finish their own work projects, as well as help their children finish a big school project due tomorrow. All of this adds up to big stress on a working mom. Theres a limited amount of time to make dinner, check homework and try to get everything ready for the next day, said Dr. Rebecca Bernas, a psychologist for Lee Memorial Health System. It always feels like a stopwatch is ticking go, go, go. A phone call to a friend before walking in the door lends a deep breath, and learning to apply cognitive techniques helps shed guilt. Sometimes working moms feel every free moment off needs to be spent alone with their kids, said Dr. Bernas. In some ways, they feel they have to keep up with stayat-home moms or how their own mothers were. Its OK not to have the same amount of time as a stay-athome mom. Remember, its quality, not quantity. When you are with your kids, try and stay in the present and not become distracted or preoccupied with your own stress. Take one hour at a time and realize that somethings got to give, like not having a spotless home, for example. Dr. Bernas supports scheduling time away to combat stress. Trade off babysitting shifts with other moms because a babysitter might not always be affordable. Visit online support groups because late night might be the only moment mom has alone. Then be sure mom gets enough sleep, optimally eight hours. Encourage dad to handle whats traditionally thought of as womens work, such as doing laundry, cleaning and cooking meals. Schedule regular date nights with dad, keeping your marriage healthy. And know compounded stress between work and home can create health problems, but exercise, particularly cardiovascular activity, tackles anxiety, or the diverse dilemma, mild depression. I run at five oclock in the morning, said Dr. Bernas, also a working mom. Thats my time. While running, I think of the things Im grateful for, things Ive accomplished, work out problems in my head, work on how Im going to handle a certain stressful situation, or I listen to my music and just zone. Working moms need regular downtime to beat stress said, Dad, now you can go anywhere. He asked her where she wanted to go for her birthday, and she told him Italy. So they celebrated his one-year anniversary after the transplant with a toast in Italy. SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY speak with your pediatrici an n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n . . . . . . i ng ad e h e r h t s i t ate e nt o m g ht s s r es e, vse rn i n g u na teed, o rk rt A wal k b rea t n itiv e So m ever y s pen t Dr. B f eel t atho mo t h the s a It always feels like a stopwatch is ticking go, go, go.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF OCTOBER 15-21, 2009 NEWS A19 www.happyfeet.com (Across from Bass Pro Shops, next to Bar Louie and Border BooksThe MBT SuperstoreMens $ offWomens & Golf Memberships Available e Club at e Strand is a Private 27-Hole Championship Golf Club with an elegant and classic Old World ambiance. e Club is ideal for Power Business Meetings, Formal Galas or Intimate Gatherings. Our Award-Winning Chef, Professional Planners and Sta will ensure every detail is beautifully executed for a worry-free experience.A limited number of Single and Family Golf Memberships starting at $10,000 are now being o ered.THE CLUB AT THE STRAND5840 Strand Boulevard Naples, FL 34110 Contact Hilda Gilbert (239) 592-7710 ext. 210 www.theclubatthestrand.com You belong here with us. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month ALL MONTH LONG >> Third Street South Goes Pink! Retailers and restaurateurs throughout the historic shopping and dining district offer specialty items and promotions to bene t Komen Southwest Florida and the Garden of Hope and Courage. >> Elements Therapeutic Massage in Collection at Vanderbilt is donating $5 to FORCE, Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered, for every massage given. For more information and to make a massage appointment, call 514-2211. >> The Spa at Naples Bay Resort: Treat yourself to a massage and the spa will donate $5 to Komen Southwest Florida. THURSDAY-SUNDAY, OCT. 15-18 >> Key to the Cure at Saks Fifth Avenue, Waterside Shops: Begins with a survivors fashion show to bene t Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support Inc. from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 15. Saks will donate a portion of all sales through the weekend to Bosom Buddies. Call 417-4600. FRIDAY, OCT. 16 >> Clicquot for the Cure: 3 p.m. to midnight at The Naples Grande. Wear your best pink and orange out t to bene t Komen Southwest Florida. SATURDAY, OCT. 17 >> Making Strides Against Breast Cancer: A 5K walk to raise money for the American Cancer Society steps out at 8 a.m. from The Village on Venetian Bay. Call 261-0337. >> A Pink Tea Party at Pandora: Enjoy tea, cookies special giveways and more all afternoon at Pandora at Mercato. MONDAY, OCT. 19 >> Cocktails and fashions at Blu Martini: Bella U Salon and Anne Fontaine join forces at 9 p.m. at Blue Martini in Mercato. Any donation over $5 for the American Cancer Society will entitle the donor to a special Pink Martini. Call 261-0337 or visit www.bellausalon.com. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 21 >> The eighth annual Women Supporting Women Wine Tasting: A bene t for Cancer Alliance of Naples, 5:30-8 p.m. at Handsome Harrys, 1205 Third Street South. $65 in advance, $75 at the door. Call 435-3988 or e-mail womensupportingwomen. email@example.com. THURSDAY, OCT. 29>> A Pink Afternoon at Panache: For the 10th year in a row, Panache Resort at The Village on Venetian Bay will donate $5 for each Brighton Collectible Power of Pink bracelet and badge clip purchased to bene t breast cancer awareness and research. Pink refreshments will be served.>> Mammos and Manicures: A girls night out for breast health at Physicians Regional-Collier Boulevard. Schedule a mammogram between 5 and 8 p.m. and enjoy some complimentary pampering while youre there. Space is limited. Call 354-6373. THURSDAY, OCT. 29 >> Paintings for Pink: An exhibit opening at Gardner Colby Gallery in Naples. Call 403-7787. The Lilly Pulitzer signature designed Jeep owned by Panache Resort in The Village on Venetian Bay will go topless to be filled with bras donated for charity during the Making Strides Against Cancer walk at The Village on Saturday, Oct. 17. Panache Resort, a Pink Ribbon sponsor for the walk, will donate $3 to the American Cancer Society for every bra donated for distribution to shelters for abused women throughout Southwest Florida. Each person making a bra donation may register to win a $300 shopping spree in the store. So So So So ut ut ut ut ut hw hw hw hw hw es es es es es t t t t Fl Fl Fl Fl or or or or o id id id d a. a. a. Th T h Li Li Li Li ll ll ll P P li l t i t d d i d d J J d b The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club has paired up with Floral Encores, Summer Breeze Photography, Kevin Bruce and Rev. Russ Winn to offer a free, allinclusive beachfront wedding ceremony to one lucky couple. The ceremony will be held after the Naples Sunset Wedding Show, which takes place at the hotel from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1. To be considered, couples must submit an essay of no more than 100 words explaining why they deserve a free beach wedding. E-mail entries to m.read@ naplesbeachhotel.com no later than Saturday, Oct. 17. The Naples Concert Band has immediat e openings f or the following musicians: one oboe, one bassoon, three clarinets, one bass clarinet, one alto saxophone, one tenor saxophone, four French horns, one tuba and one percussion player. The band is a nonprofit organization of volunteer musicians that has a 38-year tradition of free Sunday afternoon concerts in Cambier Park. Its repertoire spans nearly a century of marches, pops, show tunes, semi-classical and classical selections. For audition information, call Ruth Conroy at 597-8954. For more information about the Naples Concert Band, visit www.NaplesConcertBand.org. Sunset wedding bells will ring for freeNaples Concert Band needs key players
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The shootout will begin with a pairings party and live and silent auction the evening of Friday, Dec. 4. Breakfast on Saturday will be followed by the 18-hole scramble, awards ceremony and raffles. A three-team shootout will determine the champion team, which will earn a spot to play in the 2010 South Florida NFL Alumni Chapter Super Bowl Golf Tournament in February 2010 in Fort Lauderdale. The tournament is a qualifier for the Super Bowl of Golf National Championship that takes place in Maui, Hawaii, in April 2010. For information about registration and sponsorship opportunities, call 591-8901 or visit www.GridironLegendsCharityShootout.com.More tournaments for charityHere are some more chances to tee up for a good cause on the local links: Oct. 18-19: The CCMA Charity Classic The Everglades Region/Florida Chapter of the Club Managers Association of America hosts its 12th annual Charity Classic Golf Tournament and Gala Sunday and Monday, Oct. 18-19, at Shadow Wood Preserve. Proceeds benefit the Wishing Well Foundation and the Special Olympics. Visit www.WishingWellFoundation.com/CharityClassic or contact Lori Cook North at 287-0780 or email@example.com. Oct. 19: The Tommy Bahama Coconut Classic The 14th annual Tommy Bahama Coconut Classic takes place Monday, Oct. 19, at Tiburon Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. The tournament benefits the Garden of Hope and Courage and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Call 643-6889. Oct. 24: First Congregational Church of NaplesFirst Congregational Church of Naples holds a tournament to benefit the Foundation for the Developmentally Disabled on Saturday, Oct. 24, at Stonebridge Country Club. All proceeds will help the foundation increase awareness and provide services and quality housing for older adults with special needs in Collier County. Several Special Olympics golfers will participate in the tournament. Call Les Wicker at 293-5210. Costco stores for the Childrens Miracle Network Costco stores in Naples and Fort Myers are sponsoring the inaugural Childrens Miracle Network Golf Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 24, at Old Corkscrew Golf Club. Contact Rebecca Goff at 415-6003 or w351mbr@costco. com. Oct. 30: Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce members and friends tee off at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, at Raptor Bay Golf Club. Participants must register by Oct. 28 and can do so online at ww.BonitaSpringsChamber.com. Call 992-2943 or e-mail Info@BonitaSpringsChamber.com for more information. Oct. 30: CREW The CREW Land & Water Trust holds the CREW/Stanley Hole Golf Tournament on Friday, Oct. 30, at The Quarry. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and shotgun start is at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $100 per player and includes lunch. Hole sponsorships are available for $500. All proceeds will benefit CREWs environmental education programs. Call 5138016. Nov. 7: The Naples International Film Festival A tournament to benefit the Naples International Film Festival takes place Saturday, Nov. 7, at Pelican Marsh. Proceeds will help the NIFF develop of film education programs for schools in Collier and Lee counties. Call Blake Owen at 273-3117 or e-mail bowen@ johnrwood.com. NFL legends will tee off in charity shootoutRookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve is hosting a workshop aimed at getting beginners comfortable with kayaks from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Oct. 22. Participants will gain handson experience and instruction on paddling techniques, simple rescue maneuvers, tips on safe paddling and more. Course leaders are certified as kayak instructors by the American Canoe Association. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $40, and space is limited to 10 people. For more information and registration, call Brooke Carney, educational specialist at Rookery Bay National Estaurine Research Reserve, at 417-6310, ext. 414, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The Marco Island Coast Guard Auxiliary has been offering boating education programs on Marco Island for more than 40 years, teaching boaters to get to know and enjoy local waters safely. Upcoming classes are: Boating Skills and Seamanship: Oct. 26-Nov. 19 GPS: Nov. 3 and 5 Boaters Local Knowledge: Nov. 10 For registration or more information, call Al Schettino at 970-2391. Jump start your kayaking skillsMarco auxiliary teaches safe boating
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Freedom Rider volunteers register their name and e-mail address. When an animal needs a lift to its new home, a message goes out in hopes that someone will be able to provide the transportation.More than a free rideBut adopted animal transportation is just one in a long list of issues this new animal advocacy group plans to address. Ms. Rossano says the group seeks to drastically reduce euthanizing and animal intake at DAS through spay/neuter and trap/neuter/return programs. Encouraging licensure and adding adoption to the DAS mission statement are also on the groups agenda. DAS animals can be adopted and the organization encourages it, but we believe it needs to be in the mission statement, Ms. Rossano says. According to the Collier County Web site, the DAS mission is to Protect Collier County residents and visitors from animal-related injury and zoontic diseases, while promoting humane treatment of animals, positive outcome for shelter animals and responsible pet ownership. Ms. Rossano is quick to point out that the new group is all about the animals. Were not here to fight DAS, she stresses. We feel as a community whose tax money funds DAS that its important to communicate what the community wants. Were here to be a voice for the animals.Open for discussionDAS has a monthly advisory board meeting that is open to the public on the third Tuesday of each month. Ms. Rossanos new group encourages representatives from DAS to participate in its meetings, and DAS welcomes public input at its advisory board gatherings. At both places, the floor is open to discussing current issues facing DAS. DASs public forum is subject to a considerable amount of formality. The advisory board is appointed by the county commission and serves as a liaison between the community and the board of county commissioners. Florida law requires announcing public meetings, holding the meetings in public places accessible to the general public and to record the minutes of the meeting. Also, members of advisory boards are forbidden to discuss with each other in a non-public environment matters that might come before the board. And public meetings generally allow each speaker only five minutes to address officials and are subject to the provisions in accordance with the Sunshine Law. DAS Director Amanda Townsend has met with Ms. Rossano to discuss the issues the animals of Collier County face. She also attended the first meeting of the new community group at For Footed Friends. It was a very productive meeting, she says. Ms. Townsend cites a big benefit to community committees in that they allow for an exchange of ideas in a more open setting without the same time restrictions that are in place at public meetings. Community committees like the one founded by For Footed Friends will allow attendees to voice their concerns without the limitations of a public meeting, she says. Ms. Rossano says though the group believes there have been some negative issues for animals within DAS, the committee is aware of the tremendous amount of good for animals that DAS does in the community. If we can fill in some gaps between rescue groups and DAS to prevent a few animals from falling through the cracks, thats an accomplishment, she says. More specifically, the committee believes the high rate of euthanasia at DAS must change, she says. Adoptions and spay/neuter programs need to be the first priority at DAS and cruelty to animals laws need to be better addressed, she adds. And finally, the committee wants to address uncollected fines and fees necessary to keep DAS operational. The committee will at some point endeavor to raise money for the Freedom Riders program to defray gas costs and offer financial support to the family where an animal is going. The next meeting at For Footed Friends begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28. The pet store is at 13020 Livingston Road. The group welcomes all animal lovers, from concerned citizens to rescue group personnel, and anyone affiliated with DAS. People interested in becoming a Freedom Rider can send an e-mail to FreedomRiderRescue@yahoo.com to sign up as a volunteer. For more information, call 431-7661 or visit www.ForFootedFriends.com. RIDERSFrom page 1 >> Advice for pet owners Collier County Domestic Animals Services suggests pet owners do the following to help prevent their animals from ending up at the shelter: Keep animals on a leash. Install fencing around your property. Ask your vet about imbedding an identi cation microchip in your animal. License all dogs and cats so of cials can return them to owners rather than impound them at the DAS shelter. pet tips COURTESY PHOTOSTroy, a Brussels Griffon mix, and Smudge, a brown tabby mix, are awaiting adoption at Collier County Domestic Animal Services. For more information, call 252-7387 or visit www. collierpets.com.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 15-21, 2009 Pets of the WeekTo adopt a petAll dogs and cats adopted from The Humane Society Naples come with a medical exam, vaccinations, sterilization surgery, ID microchip and 30 days of pet health insurance. Visit the shelter at 370 Airport-Pulling Road North from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Call 643-1555 or visit www.HSNaples.org. >>Jackson is a handsome guy whos 2 years old. Friendly and quiet, hes always around but never in the way. His adoption fee is $55.>>Jasmine has a bobbed tail and is about 1 year old. Shes a talker and loves to be where the action is. Her adoption fee is $55.>>Knight is a 1-year-old German shepherd mix whos very friendly. His adoption fee is $75>>Thor is a purebred American bulldog who has the looks and personality of a champion. His adoption fee is $250. 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Kittens who are conditioned to respond when their owners instigate play can be enticed to play when theyre adults, too. If you dont train your young cat and yourself to incorporate regular active play into your relationship, your cat will probably not continue playing once he hits middle age, no matter what you do then. You can teach your kitten to play with you by using interactive toys, such as cat dancers and other fishing pole-style toys.If youre not starting out with a kitten but trying to enrich the life of an older cat, your invitations to play may be met with a disbelieving stare. If that happens, try breaking out the laser pointer. Laser pointers are wonderful toys for any cat and the only thing that will get some older cats to play. Be extremely careful not to shine the light into your cats eyes, and keep the laser away from children. Lazy cats can be encouraged OK, forced to climb if their food bowl is moved to the top of the refrigerator or the highest platform on their cat tree. (Be sure your older cat is physically up to it before trying this.) Make your cat work for his food. There are safe ways to give your cat fresh air and sunshine and allow him to pursue his lifelong interest in ornithology. Wired-in porches, window perches and outdoor enclosures are available as kits or can be custom built by a handy cat owner or contractor. There are also bird-feeding stations that can be mounted outside a window, so your cat can sit and watch the birds in safety his and theirs. No matter how old your cat is, no matter how out of shape, even if hes too ill for any form of play, there is one thing you can do that will improve his quality of life and relieve the stress of boredom: Love him. Pet him, talk to him, cuddle him and hang out with him. Take him with you from room to room, feed him from your hand, tease him with catnip and groom him if he enjoys that. Cats have given up a lot in the transition from tiny tiger to house pet. Dont let your playful little tiger turn into a purring heating pad with a weight problem. And if your older cat already has gone that route, take steps to fix it. Your cats life and your relationship will be richer for it. Teaching a cat to play will enrich his life and keep him healthier.Its easy to see why cats are such popular pets. Unlike dogs, they dont need to be walked, usually come litter-box trained by their mothers and rarely dig huge holes in the yard or bite the letter carrier. Unfortunately, in a lot of peoples minds this translates into Cats need absolutely no care and exist just to sit on my lap and purr while I watch TV. Instead of living the challenging life of a hunter, our cats have food delivered to them on a predictable schedule. We rarely do anything to make up for their lack of mental stimulation, and we consider their natural behaviors, such as scratching and nocturnal play, to be behavior problems. As a result, weve ended up with furcovered, purring sofa cushions who are fat, flabby and prone to diabetes, kidney disease and boredom. An exercise program will keep your cat happy and minimize health and behavior problems. But before you begin such a program, make sure there isnt a physical reason for any feline misbehavior by scheduling a visit with your veterinarian. A cat who previously used the litter box and then stops doing so probably has a health rather than a behavioral problem. Cats who develop aggressive behavior later in life are also more likely to be sick than misbehaving. Then think about where your cat spends his days. Your home might be cat-safe but is it cat-friendly? Are there places for her to climb without knocking over your most pre-PET TALES Time to playBY CHRISTIE KEITH _______________________________Universal Press Syndicate
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF OCTOBER 15-21, 2009 NEWS A23 Rx email@example.com Fear and longing are intimate, lovers never separated, so closely entwined that they have no identifiable edges. They are a quintessential visual illusion, morphing one into the other. Pirates sing to them as if they were a twoheaded siren. What do mere mortals hear in the presence of this singing? Perhaps the hearing is song 257 on the list of the Greatest Songs of All Time created by Rolling Stone magazine. Wild Thing, you make my heart sing. You make everything groovy. But wild thing is a misnomer. What is wild is not a thing. It is, rather, the mirage left behind by the evanescent evaporating of the crazed sweat from those edgy lovers to whom we sing. I love you: You move me. And the wild is even less than this glistening aura left behind by non-existent love water. The wild is like empty space that hides between the atoms of the sea of fear and longing. And the wild is less, even less than this. The wild is a construction of the human mind, mere name. But in being that it is really wider than the wilder wilderness. The wilderness lives in here, MUSINGS You move me 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.in this mind, a place that can call itself desolate, alone, or that can be called contemplative, greatest union. The English band, The Troggs, created fame for the grooviness of the Wild Thing as they sang in the mid s. Troggs comes from their original name, Troglodytes. Troglodyte means caveman, a hermit living in a cave. In my constructing pirate eye alive in this cave there is the coming, in Faulkners words, of a wet seed wild in the hot blind earth. Wilderness is that not controlled by humans. From the Old English words for wild beast, wilderness is the as it is, untouched. A paradox unravels: How can encaved hermit alone be site of this love singing, singeing the tangled hairs, fearing/longing? How can the wild be both pristine freedom from human encroachment and alive only in the inner most cave of the mind? If we enter REM sleep with unbroken self-awareness, we might find ourselves WILD, in a Wake Initiated Lucid Dream. Hog wild, on a wild goose chase, we might test reality there in a attempt to name our context as waking dream. What happens when we flip switches? Can we push our fingers through the palms of our hands? What do we see in mirrors? We can look for rules unruly, broken and unbroken. Lets take a wild guess. Is this an oneiric wilderness, uncontrolled and uncivilized, fantasyastic? Dueces are wild here, two in one, but no one really. Thoreau knows: In wildness is the preservation of the world. Pirates are wild cards, raffish, rakish rou. We are wildeyed wild dogs with wild ideas. We live in caves that dream they are afloat in mirage seas, constantly shrinking and sinking. So we can sing a silent song, a watery air. Oh, Wild Thing, Wilderness, you make my heart sing. You move me out of my me into your you, perennially regouging grooves and etching again illustrious illusions, terrifying and compulsory. This secret needs neither conservation nor preservation for there is no proper use nor possible protection. In our grinding parts we are more untouched than tundra, taiga, rain forest, outback, or desert. We are innocent, biologically intact, free of infrastructure. Wild Thing, I love you.
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Money & InvestingInvestors around the world are keeping an eye on gold. B3 BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUSINESS INDUSTRY BSECTIONWEEK OF OCTOBER 15-21, 2009 WEEK at-a-glance Crazy NABORsSee who had the most fun at the 2009 Realtor Expo, and more business events. B7 & 8 On the MoveMake it your business to know whos going where, doing what. B4 Construction downturn takes toll on building departments Like bars emptying out at closing time, the lobbies of Collier and Lee county building departments grew quiet. The crowds that came for building permits, a primary source of income to pay department salaries, started disappearing in 2007. Although administrators say the dramatic decline appears to be over, many remaining employees are left with a sense of uncertainty and anxiety from watching round after round of layoffs. Some had been here so long that besides just being co-workers, we were friends, says Wanda Warren, who has worked for Collier Countys Building Review and Permitting Department for 26 years. There was bond there. As the months go by, (you ask yourself) When will it happen to me? And there were households where there was just one breadwinner. You dont know whether next month or next year, whether youll have a job. Ms. Warren is thankful shes been able to hold on to her job. At 55, she supports three grandchildren and has become the primary breadwinner in her family. With her husband, a carpenter, out of work, she doesnt mind working double-duty in place of former colleagues in the building department who used to greet people at the front counter. Shes not the only one. Im doubling up and tripling up on duties, says Joe Schmitt, director of community development and environmental services in Collier County. Were still trying to provide the same services. The same is true in Lee County. During the housing boom in the first half of the 2000s, people waited for hours in crowded lobbies to get permits, inspectors worked overtime and administrators struggled to hire enough staff to meet the demands. Now, after three rounds of layoffs since 2008, the Collier building department has gone from a staff of 296 to 185. The Lee County Department of Community Development went through four rounds of layoffs starting in 2008, going from 261 employees to 145. Many were highly trained positions, including building and construction inspectors, zoning and site BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@floridaweekly.com SEE BUILDING, B5 Im doubling up and tripling up on duties. Were still trying to provide the same services. Joe Schmitt, director of community development and environmental services in Collier CountyCINDY PIERCE/ FLORIDA WEEKLYSteve Belyea, a structural inspector for Collier County, on-site site at Marbella Lakes off Livingston Road. Mr. Belyea says he sometimes conducts a dozen inspections a day in the master-planned community under development by GL Homes. He has worked for the county since 1995.Nikole Stillman and Elisabeth Nassberg are familiar with the roller coaster ride otherwise known as entrepreneurship. As principals of Just Like Family Home Care in Naples, a full-service nursing company started in 2006, they have faced their share of obstacles but have also celebrated many successes. Through it all, the two business partners have seen their fledging idea grow and thrive. They, along with businesswomen Carol Marlow, Pamela Lazarto and Gail Markham, recently revealed their secrets to success at a workshop sponsored by SCORE Naples and the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. As Ms. Stillman told those in attendance, she and Mrs. Nassberg had difficulty getting their business off the ground due to their age and the inability to acquire financing. Even though they each had years of experience in the industry, these 20-something females hit road block after road block trying to bring what they believed was a much-needed service to Floridas west coast. Were they discouraged? Maybe a little. Did they let it stop them? No. The best advice we can offer to overcome these and probably most any other obstacle would be to stay confident and persistent, Ms. Stillman said. Ms. Marlow, owner of Creative Dynamics, an international training and consulting company she founded in 1978, agreed that its important to stay focused on your vision. In fact, she is so adamant about helping women achieve their dreams that she developed a bookmark called The ABCs of a Successful Business Woman. On it she shares 18Behind every successful businesswoman are a few good secretsSEE POWER POINTS, B4 POWER POINTS AlysiaSHIVERS firstname.lastname@example.org
Haiti is the poorest nation in the western hemisphere. JoAnne Kuehner visited 20 years ago as a member of AmeriCares, and has not stopped fighting for its people since. I cant stop when women and their children are eating mud cakes to fool their tummies, she says. I dont blame any of them one bit for getting in boats and trying to get out of there. If we dont help them stay in their country, they will be in our country.Mrs. Kuehner is president of Hope for Haiti, the Naples-based charity she co-founded to help Haitian children have a more meaningful life. Seeing that more than 80 percent of the population living in the backcountry was illiterate, a guiding principle of the charity in addition to providing food, health care, hospitals and housing quickly became education. Hope for Haiti has built 180 homes for elderly Haitians; renovated and supported an existing adult hospital; constructed a 60-bed childrens hospital; built an elementary school for 500 students; expanded an orphanage; built two homes for street boys; developed a feeding program for severely malnourished children; established The Angel Fund to provide emergency surgery and medical treatment to critically ill Haitian children; and delivered tens of millions of dollars of medical supplies to impoverished Haitians.Like any successful businessperson, Mrs. Kuehner is adept at networking and finding like-minded people and groups to keep the engine running. Hope for Haiti was recently awarded $30,000 from Newmans Own Foundation to finance the retrofitting of a truck to be used as a mobile treatment vehicle. The truck is necessary to visit remote villages, treat some patients on-site and transport others back to the clinic. Its a way of bringing the clinic to the people, many of whom have no transportation or are too ill to travel and desperately need medical care. The next step is to get the money for the truck. Prior to retrofit, a brand new vehicle is estimated to cost $40,000. One month ago, a philanthropic individual offered to spend up to $20,000 to match donations made in a 90-day period. So for the remaining 60 days, Hope for Haiti welcomes donations for the specific purpose of rounding out the total $70,000 needed for this particular cause. Hope for Haiti makes miracles happen in any number of ways. In-kind donations from doctors, hospitals and other entities are saving lives. In 2008 more than $14 million worth of medicine and supplies were donated and delivered to Haiti, a place thats hard up for help on a good day and is in dire straits after being walloped by one hurricane after the next in recent years. Gathering in-kind donations is hard work. Because getting this precious cargo delivered is an expensive proposition, help with shipping is a godsend as well. If we get supplies for free, we can give them for free, but the cost for shipping is thousands of dollars, Mrs. Kuehner says. There is a tremendous bang for the buck with a $500 donation, which can allow us to send $25,000 of medicine. Bill Earls, a real estate agent with John R. Woods in Naples, has fired up his Twin Cessna 414 and flown to Haiti, at his own expense, four times in the past 12 months. In three of his missions he delivered a total of 3,000 pounds of medical supplies for Hope for Haiti. He was so moved by the need that a few months ago he gathered up three oral surgeons and headed back to the impoverished country for two 12-hour days in which the doctors treated 160 orphans with dental problems. The brilliance of JoAnne Kuehner is that she went down there and partnered with the Sisters of Mercy, Mr. Earls notes. The sisters already have orphanages and nursing homes and facilities in place. Shes got a 96 percent efficiency rate with donations. For every dollar that she raises, she gets 96 cents of it to recipients. Its amazing. Kudos grow with the work. Named a Woman of Achievement by the American Association of University Women, Mrs. Kuehner also has received an honorary doctorate from the University of Scranton and was named Gulfshore Lifes 2008 Woman of the Year. A committed advocate, she visits Haiti several times a year and constantly recruits friends and family to the cause. Motivated by her desire to secure a better future for these impoverished people, Ms. Kuehner has become a five-star fundraiser. Like it or not, she explains with a grin, Whereever I am, people hear about Hope for Haiti. And while shes working hard to break the paralyzing cycle of poverty, she doesnt earn a dime for herself. I dont get paid in green, but this is my business every day, she says. 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Sun. 10p CloseCity Oven Bar Music SOUTH STREET MONEY & INVESTINGThe eyes of investors round the world are on gold. The price of gold, that is the spot price for an ounce of gold, recently surpassed $1,000. Certainly the $1,000 mark was considered to be important resistance and some investment strategists think that a bull run is now underway. Their price points? $1,200 in short order but they predict gold at heady numbers such as $2,000. $3,000. and, yes, even $5,000 an ounce. What is gold other than being the precious yellow metal of which jewelry is made and which has some industrial applications? Why is it rising? Answers presented in this column are a superficial treatment of the subject, which is worthy of more reading and discussion with your investment adviser. Gold is a commodity, albeit a precious commodity, that has been used as a store of value and medium of exchange, more simply termed as money. Sure, other things have been used as money: cattle (but you have to feed them); salt (but you have to keep it dry); silk and spices (not everybody wants them); cigarettes (popular on battlefields in World War II). Gold stuck as a medium of exchange because it was relatively easy to store and was prized by people across countries The glitter of goldand across cultures. Besides, governments simply cant print more gold and devalue your store of value. It has to be found/ mined in order to increase supply. Aristotle defined five reasons why gold was money: it is durable, divisible, consistent, convenient and had value in and of itself. People think the dollar is money but it is not; it is a currency as are the Euro, British pound and Japanese yen. Currencies are a creation of governments. Governments want to control money and have done so by initially issuing currency backed by gold but ultimately replacing it with currency not backed by gold. Most currencies are truly paper fiat currencies as they are not backed by anything or much of anything except for a few European countries which historically kept large gold reserves.Currencies used to be fixed relative to each other. Most governments do not set exchange rates and allow free market forces to determine their value relative to each other. Not all countries, such as China, allow a free float. China pegs its currency to a fixed exchange rate with the U.S.In recent years, and very much so in recent months, the dollar has been sinking relative to other currencies. If you are a foreigner holding dollars, your value is going down. Yes, your non-dollar holdings are appreciating relative to the dollar, but the truth is that a lot of foreigners and foreign governments hold an awful lot of dollars. Why? Because we are the worlds reserve currency a privileged status. This means that worldwide transactions could largely, most frequently, preferably and reliably be executed in dollars and the trading partners would be happy. But not so in todays world. Yes, many foreign countries can let their currency appreciate. But China does not. China has a dilemma shared by other large net exporters to the U.S. It needs to sell its products in our market and if it revalues its currency upward, its exports drop, GDP falls and unemployment worsens. So China has a problem of keeping its currency pegged to the dollar, all the while knowing that the dollars taken in profit from this trading are becoming worth less and less vis-a-vis world currencies. So why is the dollar dropping? Answer: Fed and fiscal policy. John Paulson, considered the most successful investor since Soros, said Once the Fed began directly buying Treasuries and mortgages, I lost faith in the dollar as a reserve currency for my assets.. When I look at what the risk is, the risk to me is far more staying in dollars than it is in gold at this point. Mr. Paulson was saying what the world is thinking: the Fed is printing money (ultimately inflationary) and the fiscal policies are incurring large deficits (most easily repaid with a devalued currency). World Bank President Robert Zoellick most recently said, The United States would be mistaken to take for granted the dollars place as the worlds predominant reserve currency Looking forward, there will be increasingly other options. Reaction? Choke. Why not change Fed and fiscal policy so that the dollar has support and can remain as the worlds reserve currency? Dollar support is at odds with our current economic curative policies. The No. 1 cure for the Great Depression was inflation. In 1933, President Roosevelt took us off the gold standard so that the government could print paper currency, and a lot of it. He purposely devalued our currency in order to get deflation to end. People were forced to buy/invest in assets. So, beyond acting as a hedge against inflation, gold is a haven for money exiting dollars. Where does gold belong in a portfolio? Talk to your adviser. If you are young, really young, you can place a bet. If you are building a nest egg or in retirement, you might find it can be incorporated into your portfolio in some form (gold stocks) or you might take a look at other strategies protecting you from devaluation of our currency. Jeannette Rohn Showalter is a Southwest Florida-based chartered financial analyst, considered to be the highest designation for investment professionals. She can be reached at jshowaltercfa@ yahoo.com. an si yo m de i t ni JeannetteSHOWALTER, CFA email@example.com Gold price chart courtesy kitco.com
projects involving painting, waterproofing and joint sealants and will also assist with all restoration projects involving high-rise and mid-rise communities. Brian McKenzie, estimator/project manager with DeAngelis Diamond Construction Inc., has earned professional accreditation from the U.S. Green Building Council. As a LEED-accredited professional, Mr. McKenzie has demonstrated the skills and knowledge necessary to participate in the design process, to support and encourage integrated design and to streamline the US Green Building Council application and certification process. Naples-based DeAngelis Construction recently opened a Port Charlotte office. Kenneth Schexnayder has been named assistant vice president for community relations and marketing at Florida Gulf Coast University. Mr. Schexnayder served as dean for institutional advancement at Johnson State College in Vermont from 2005 to 2009. Before that, he was on the advancement staff at Vanderbilt University and at the University of Vermont. His management portfolio includes communications and marketing, development and alumni relations, and admissions and financial aid. He holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Montana and a bachelors degree from Memphis State University. David C. Brown, M.D., F.A.C.S. and Barrett Ross Ginsberg, M.D., of Eye Centers of Florida have been appointed to the University of South Florida College of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology as affiliate assistant faculty. Responsibilities include teaching residents and medical students and participating in educational and research activities, clinical services, grand rounds and surgical procedures. Dr. Brown has served as an ophthalmic physician and surgeon in South Florida for over 35 years. Dr. Ginsberg has been with Eye Centers of Florida for over four years. Amy Garrard has joined GrayRobinson P.A. as a shareholder and the first labor and employment practice attorney in the firms Naples office. Ms. Garrard is a member of The Florida Bar and the Collier County Bar Association, is legislative chair for HR Collier and sits on the board of directors for Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board. A graduate of Indiana University, she previously was a partner at Roetzel & Andress in Mike Cannington is the new marketing director for Bowland Centers of SWF. The Bonita Springs-based company operates bowling alleys and Nemos Sports Cafes throughout Southwest Florida, including Beacon Bowl and Woodside Lanes in Naples. Mr. Cannington has 18 years of experience in marketing for hospitality and motor sports companies in Southwest Florida and has also been a television reporter and sports anchor. Michele Klinowski has been promoted to senior vice president of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. In addition to overseeing all chamber public policy initiatives, she serves as the chamber liaison to the areas hospitality industry and oversees the Visitors Information Center and the Downtown Information Center. She is responsible for strengthening the chambers role as a community information hub for visitors and residents alike. Marci-Nicole Seamples, vice president/communications at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, has been named to the 2009 Under 40 National List of Chamber Executives by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives. Ms. Seamples serves as editor and production manager of the chambers monthly Business Currents publication, creates management and best practices content, manages the chambers Web site and electronic communications and social media platforms. She also oversees media relations and acts as the liaison to select chamber committees. A Collier County resident for more than 30 years, she holds a bachelors degree from the University of Rochester and a masters from the Heinz School of Public Policy and Management/Carnegie Mellon University. Rich Baldi has been named vice president of estimating for the contracting division of Elias Brothers Group. He will be responsible for estimating all new commercial and residential construction www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF OCTOBER 15-21, 2009 ON THE MOVE ties; Reg Buxton of the Naples Journals; Jeff Cecil of Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur; Martin de St. Pierre of Bank of America Private Wealth Management; Sharon Treiser of BNY Mellon; and Ed Wollman of Wollman, Gehrek & Solomon. They will lend their talents and resources to support the NAAs on-site and outreach education programs, exhibitions, community art festivals, special events and other activities. Cassie McMillion has joined the staff at Betty Maclean Travel Inc. as a travel counselor. Ms. McMillion has worked for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company in New Orleans and at both of the companys Naples properties. the firms labor and employment practice group. Michelle English has been named executive director of Project Help. The organization runs a crisis hotline, provides crisis intervention counseling and advocacy to victims of crime, and is a certified Sexual Assault Center working with the Collier County Sheriffs Office, Naples Police Department and other local nonprofit agencies. Ms. English served as a board member for Project Help for 12 years and has been involved in nearly every aspect of operations. Lori Fowler has joined the staff at the YMCA of the Palms as development director. Ms. Fowler has been a YMCA volunteer for more than 15 years, beginning with the National Association of Student YMCAs at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif. She helped found the Young Adult Sub-Committee of the YMCA of the USA and was one of the youngest members nominated to the national board of directors for Y USA. She and her family moved to Naples in 2008. She serves on the board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Everglades Chapter and most recently worked as development director for the Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center. Tim Hancock has been named rental/ event coordinator at the Naples Botanical Garden. He is responsible for planning, coordinating, scheduling and implementing all Garden facility rentals, group tours/ luncheons and speaking engagements. Mr. Hancocks professional experience includes four years as food and beverage manager for The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. A Naples native, he graduated from the Florida Gulf Coast University Hospitality Management Program. 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For your sanity, it is also important to have a trusted advisory team that can help you gain perspective in times of uncertainty as well as cheer you on and congratulate you in times of success, said Ms. Marlow. And finally, Ms. Lazarto insisted that even in tough economic times its crucial that you stand firm. While it is tempting to accept additional work for inadequate compensation, this tactic only devalues the perceived worth of your services. POWER POINTSFrom page 1 HANCOCK ENGLISH MCMILLION FOWLER KLINOWSKI CANNINGTON Bowling Chambers of Commerce Construction Higher Education Law Nonpro t Organizations Travel
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Wake Up Naples! for members and future members of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, takes place at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, at the Hilton Naples. Guest speaker will be the FBI Southwest Florida district liaison. Cost for members is $20 in advance and $25 at the door; future members are $25 at the door (limit two events). Register at www.napleschamber.org. The seventh annual Professional Advisors Conference hosted by the Community Foundation of Collier County takes place from 8 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, at the Hilton Naples. Professional advisors in Collier and Lee counties are welcome. The Community Foundation will submit applications for Continuing Education Credit for CLE, CPA-CPE, CTFA and CFP. Registration is $50. Call Susan Barton at 649-5000. Re-engineering Your Business Model, a free workshop sponsored by SCORE Naples and the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at the chamber, 2390 Tamiami Trail N. Presenter will be SCORE counselor Noel Osborne. Register at www.scorenaples.org or call 430-0081. Women, Wine and Estate Planning is a free workshop hosted by Merrill Lynch from 4:30-6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, at the Merrill Lynch office in Mercato. Guest speaker Susan Nesbet-Sikuta of Cohen & Grisby P.C. will discuss Florida residency, how tax laws affect your estate plan, ways to generate sufficient income in your lifetime and leave a legacy for future generations, and the best ways to incorporate philanthropy into your estate plan. Call 649-2976 to RSVP. Lee-Collier Networkers meets for lunch once a month in Bonita Springs and also in Naples. The Naples meeting is at 11:15 a.m. on the fourth Friday (next meeting Oct. 23) at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club; $30 at the door or $25 in advance. The Bonita Springs meeting is at 11:15 a.m. on the second Thursday (next meeting Nov. 12) at the Elks Lodge on Coconut Road; $21 at the door (cash only), $16 in advance. www. leecolliernet.com. The Naples Area Professional League of Executive Services N.A.P.L.E.S., meets from 7-9 a.m. on the first and third Thursdays of the month at The Club at Naples Bay Resort. www.naplesgroup.net. WNOCC Womens Networking of Collier County meets at 11:30 a.m. on the second Tuesday of the month (next meeting Nov. 10) at the Collier Athletic Club. For more information, call Nancy Dalaskey at 280-3803. BUSINESS MEETINGS
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REAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY OCTOBER 15-21, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B9 RENTNAPLES.COMFeaturing our Portfolio of Southwest Floridas most Luxurious Rental Properties239.262.4242 800.749.7368 RENTAL DIVISION BONITA SPRINGS & ESTERO AREAPelican Landing/Florencia .................$2950 Bonita Bay/House .............................$2750 Vasari/Altessa ...................................$2300 Coconut Point/Residences .................$1495 Rapallo .............................................$1300 The Gardens of Bonita ......................$1000 Bella Terra ................................ from $950Furnished Annuals from $1000 ANNUAL RENTALSwww.premier-properties.comUNFURNISHED CONDOMINIUMSBay Colony/Trieste .................. from $6200 The Vanderbilt .................................$6200 Old Naples/Cambier Place .................$3000 Pelican Isle .......................................$2995 Parkshore Beach/La Mer ...................$2900 Pelican Marsh/Seville ........................$2100 Pelican Bay/St. Marissa .....................$1800 Banyan Woods ..................................$1800 Hidden Cove ....................................$1350 Stonebridge/Carrington .....................$1100 Berkshire Village ..............................$1000 Furnished Annuals from $1200 UNFURNISHED HOUSESGrey Oaks ......................................$13000 Park Shore .....................................$12000 Port Royal .............................. from $10000 Moorings ..........................................$9500 Pelican Bay/Villa Lugano ..................$2400 Royal Harbor ............................ from $2400 River Reach Estates ..........................$2400 Vanderbilt/Canal ..............................$1900 Stoneybrook/Villa .............................$1200 Doreen Vachon 643-0636Home Grown Girl!Resident in Naples since 1969 OWNER FINANCE OR LEASE OPTION 161 4th St. 3/2, tiled oors, updated kitchen/baths. New windows. Wrap around covered deck, carport, workshop/shed.$767 per month* $159,500 3587 Bolero Way 3/2 garage, all updated, oversized lot backs up to golf course.$959 per month* $199,900$529,000$3,298 per month*5325 Cypress Ln, 4/3 newer 2 stories, large barn/workshop, 2 laundry rooms, in-law suite, plenty of storage for RV, boats, 4 car garage1702 Kings Lake Blvd. #106 3BR/2BA, rst oor condo, $15,000 down.*owner nance with 15%-20% down PITI, amortized over 30 years at 6% interest$642 per month* $125,000 The Aragon at Belle Lago is part of Toll Brothers Quick Build programToll Brothers has released for sale a new Aragon Versailles, an estate home at Belle Lago Estates, a community of singlefamily homes on Estero Parkway. The Aragons single-story home design includes a master bedroom suite, two guest bedrooms, each with a full bath, and a study. The home has 3,120 air-conditioned square feet of living area and a total of 4,397 square feet. Special features include granite countertops and upgraded kitchen cabinets, stainless steel appliances, marble countertops and a Roman soaking tub and glass block in the master bath, mitered glass window in the breakfast nook, and 18-inch tile throughout. The Aragon has a side entry three-car garage. Priced at $498,995, the Aragon is part of Toll Brothers Quick Build program. All permits are in place, and construction will begin when the buyer has made all of the selections. The home could be completed in time for the 2010 winter season. A total of 13 home designs are available at Belle Lago, ranging in size from 2,350 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYsquare feet to 4,356 square feet and priced from the mid-$300,000s. Four award-winning designer-furnished models are available for viewing, including an Aragon design. Community amenities include a grand clubhouse with a multi-purpose room, fitness center, aerobics studio, library/craft room, game room, card/TV lounge and COURTESY PHOTOThe Aragon model home in Belle Lago Estates locker rooms. Outdoors, there are four Har-Tru clay tennis courts, a half-court basketball court and a resort-style swimming pool. Walking trails wind throughout the community, its nature preserves and its five parks. For more information, visit www.tollbrothers.com or call the Belle Lago Estates sales center at 344-0600. Bonita Springs-based interior design f irm C ollins & DuPont won two American Society of Interior Design Florida South Chapter Design Excellence Awards for projects in Naples. The ASID is the leading organization for interior design professionals. Collins & Dupont received the following: An award for Residential Transitional Design (over 5,001 square feet) for a private residence in Mediterra, designed by Lana Knapp, built by BCB Homes. An award for Model Home Design (budget over $35 per square foot) for the Metro Luxe model in The Strada at Mercato, designed by Kim Collins, ASID, and Deborah Martinez, Allied ASID, and developed by The Lutgert C ompanies and The Barron Collier Companies. Founded in 1987, Collins & DuPont is a nationally recognized, award winning, full-service interior design firm with clients throughout Southwest Florida and across the nation. In addition to the recent ASID awards, the firms residential designs have earned recognition including the Southeast Building Conference Aurora awards and the Best in American Living awards sponsored by the National Association of Home Builders. Collins & DuPont earns design awards for residences in Mediterra, Mercato COURTESY PHOTOThe living room of the Metro Luxe model at The Strada in MercatoLely Resort introduces new model in CordobaCordoba Development LLC has opened an unfurnished San Sebastian II model in the Cordoba neighborhood at Lely Resort. The three-bedroom, 2-bath home is a great-room style home with 1,544 square feet under air and 2,105 square feet of total living area. The Mission-inspired exterior elevation features hand-stained solid wood corbels and a faux chimney with a metal cap. The interior offers granite countertops, premium wood cabinetry, oversized ceramic tile, REAL ESTATE BRIEFS SEE REAL ESTATE BRIEFS, B10
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB10 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF OCTOBER 15-21, 2009 Patrick Ruff RESCUE TEAMSHORT SALE Navigating you through troubled watersProven track record with over 25 short sale closings in 2009!Lisa Reis, Broker-AssociateLesley Garlock, Christine Yeaw, Let your South Bay Realty Short Sale Team www.southbayrealty.com From page B9REAL ESTATE BRIEFS RECENT TRANSACTIONS KitchenAid stainless appliances and crown molding as standard features throughout the home. The rectangular pool includes a sun shelf and water wall in the private courtyard that is accessible from both the master suite and the great room.The San Sebastian II is available for $481,575. The Cordoba neighborhood in the heart of Lely Resort has 50 single-family homes surrounded by a golf course, nature preserves and lakes. Residents have full access to the award-winning Players Club & Spa at Lely Resort ad a separate nongolf clubhouse. The Lely Resort Sales Center is at 8020 Grand Lely Drive. For more information visit www.lely-resort.com. Fort Myers Beach condos open for a sneak peekThe public is invited to a model preview and open house at Harbour House at the Inn on Fort Myers Beach from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22. The mixed-use, 34-unit boutique hotel resort on Old San Carlos Boulevard in the downtown district of Fort Myers Beach is scheduled to open this winter.The open house will include live entertainment, appetizers and beverages provided by Matanzas Inn Restaurant as well as hard-hat tours and pre-completion sales incentives. Guests will also be able to register for dinner gift certificates to The Beach Pierside Grill and the Matanzas Inn.General contractor Carlton-Naumann Construction is finalizing the interior of the three-story resort. Floor plans include studio, oneand two-bedroom condominiums with panoramic views of Matanzas Pass and the beach. Boat access and dockage are available through the Matanzas Inn. An optional on-site rental management program with nightly rentals is available to all owners. More than half of the units within Harbour House at the Inn have been contracted for sale. Furnished resort residential units are priced from the mid-$200,000s to the mid-$400,000s. Paradise Realty of Southwest Florida is overseeing the sales of Harbour House at the Inn units. For more information, call 463-0110 or visit www.paradiserealtyswfl. com. Bayshore Education Center Inc. has leased 47 4 square feet of office space at 4532 Tamiami Trail E., Suite 202, from New Solutions Diamond Fund LP. Clint L. Sherwood of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction. Pure Naples LLC has leased 5,487 squar e f eet of retail space from The Mercato LLP at The Mercato, Space #7135. Patrick Fraley of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction. MWM Investment Consulting LLC has leased 1 654 square feet of office space at 2390 Tamiami Trail N., Unit 108, from TNT Price Street LLC. Christine Martin and Paige Eber of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction. PBR Naples, LLC has purchased 6, 300 squar e feet of office and warehouse space at 3535 Arnold Ave. from Jeanne Noe as Trustee of James R. Noe II Revocable Trust. Purchase price was $1,000,000. William Gonnering of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction. Peggy Oberlin, Linda Burke and Julie Leufv enius ha ve leased 1,579 square feet of retail space from Elwood Properties Inc. at 141 10th Street South. Patrick Fraley of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction. The Law Office of Conrad Willkomm has leased 1 585 square feet at 590 11th Street South from 1100 Building LLC. Scott Dunnuck of CB Richard Ellis, Fort Myers/Naples, represented the landlord. Mary Willkomm of Perfect Properties of Naples Inc. represented the tenant. Q & M Barbeque LLC has leased 1 200 square feet at 600 Goodlette Road North Casa Home Associates. Fred Kermani, CCIM of CB Richard Ellis, Fort Myers/Naples, brokered the transaction. Dichem Corporation Inc. has r ene wed its lease for 1,757 square feet at 1100 Fifth Avenue South from 1100 Building LLC. Scott Dunnuck of CB Richard Ellis, Fort Myers/Naples, brokered the transaction. Island Company has leased 1,670 squar e f eet at 1290 Third Street South from Neapolitan Enterprises. Bill Young of CB Richard Ellis, Fort Myers/Naples, represented the tenant. Pinnacle Advisory Group Inc. has leased 1 054 square feet in Newgate Center, 5150 Tamiami Trail N., from Executive Development Corp. Inc. Scott Dunnuck and Doris Taylor of CB Richard Ellis, Fort Myers/Naples, represented the landlord. Mike Carr Jr. of Coldwell Banker NRT represented the tenant.
5100 Bell Tower Park Boulevard | Fort Myers, Florida 33912239.433.2500 | 800.445.2795 | www.BellTowerPark.comSALES & INFORMATION CENTER HOURS: Monday Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Sunday Noon to 5 p.m. Award-Winning Furnished Models Open Daily(L) 1st Floor AVALON (Carriage Home) 1,748 sq. ft. 2 Bedrooms | 2 Baths Den & 1-Car Garage $187,000 (R) ASHFORD (Courtyard Home) 1,746 sq. ft. 2 Bedrooms | 2 Baths 2-Car Garage From $250,000 TROPICAL TREATS AT ASWEET PRICE ( L) 1 st (C 2 Be dr o 2 Bedro Den ( C o 2 B e d r o F The Residences at Bell Tower Park has some very tasty new home prices that youll nd very easy to swallow! Courtyard residences with 1,746 square feet of living area are now priced from $250,000, and carriage homes with 1,748 square feet of living area are from $187,000. These are brand new homes in a park-like community with resort amenities close to all that Southwest Florida has to offer. Stop in and savor the moment! Better hurry...Limited Time Opportunity! DEVELOPER CLOSEOUT! LIMITED TIME OPPORTUNITY! ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATION OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, MAKE REFERENCE TO THIS BROCHURE AND TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY DEVELOPER TO BUYER OR LESSEE. OFFERED BY GROSSE POINTE DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, INC. DEVELOPERS OF THE RESIDENCES AT BELL TOWER PARK, TARPON POINT MARINA AND PALMAS DEL SOL. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ALL OF OUR FINE COMMUNITIES, PLEASE CALL 239-437-5007 OR VISIT ONLINE AT GPDEVELOPMENT.COM BROCHURE, WEB SITE AND ANY MARKETING MATERIALS PRESENTED ARE NOT LEGAL DOCUMENTS. DESCRIPTIONS, PHOTOS, DRAWINGS AND ARTIST RENDERINGS ARE FOR ILLUSTRATION PURPOSES ONLY AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. THIS OFFERING IS MADE ONLY BY THE PROSPECTUS FOR THE CONDOMINIUM AND NO STATEMENT SHOULD BE RELIED UPON IF NOT MADE IN THE PROSPECTUS. THIS IS NOT AN OFFER TO SELL, OR SOLICITATION OF OFFERS TO BUY, THE CONDOMINIUM UNITS IN STATES WHERE SUCH OFFER OR SOLICITATION CANNOT BE MADE. PRICES, FLOOR PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WIT HOUT NOTICE. THE PROPERTIES OR INTEREST DESCRIBED HEREIN ARE NOT REGISTERED WITH THE GOVERNMENTS OF ANY STATE OUTSIDE OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA. THIS ADVERTISEMENT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER TO ANY RESIDENTS OF NJ, CT, HI, ID, IL OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION WHERE PROHIBITED, UNLESS THE PROPERTY HAS BEEN REGISTERED OR EXEMPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE. RENDERINGS ARE ARTIST CONCEPTION. PRICES AND SPECIFICATIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. OFFERED EXCLUSIVELY BY GROSSE POINTE REALTY, LLC. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. 2009 GROSSE POINTE DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, INC. Andrea Lane
premier properties.com THE VILLAGE 239.261.6161 OLD NAPLES 239.434.2424 THE GALLERY 239.659.0099 FIFTH AVENUE 239.434.8770 MARCO ISLAND 239.642.2222 GOLFING COMMMUNITIES NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM GREY OAKS ESTUARY tThe Centurion, new custom estate home by Borelli. Over 7,400+ sq. ft. A/C, expansive outdoor entertaining area. $6,300,000 | Melissa Williams | 248-7238 GREY OAKS ESTUARY tFurnished. Marble and wood oors, wine cellar, media room, lanai, replace, & outdoor kitchen. Lake/golf views. $5,695,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678 GREY OAKS tFurnished home with 5BRs/6.5BAs, private elevator, 2-car attached garage + 2-car detached garage. Covered lanai. $5,550,000 Lynn Anderson/Carolyn Weinand | 434-2424 GREY OAKS ESTUARY tStunning 4 BR + den with lake & golf views. Expansive veranda with summer kitchen, replace, pool/spa. $5,499,000 Emily K. Bua/ Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 GREY OAKS ESTUARY tElegant home with 5 bedrooms, private 2story guest cabana with suites, theatre room surrounded by full bar, library. $4,850,000 Lynn Anderson/Carolyn Weinand | 434-2424 GREY OAKS ESTUARY tFurnished 3BR+den/3.5BA Bacara V courtyard villa by London Bay Homes. Game room and 3-car garage. $3,875,000 | Sam Heitman | (239) 261-3148 ESTATES AT BAY COLONY GOLF CLUB tDramatic SW fairway/lake views! Two-story, 4BR+ den custom home with walnut library, wine room & poolside cabana.$3,495,000 | Leah Ritchey/Ray Couret | 293-5899 QUAIL CREEK tOver 8,000 SF A/C, all 4 bedrooms are master suites. Spectacular pool, spa, over 5,000 SF of outdoor living. $2,450,000 | Julie Rembos | 595-1809 GREY OAKS ESTUARY tSpectacular golf course views! Private 4BR+den villa nished at the highest level. Pool, spa, replace, kitchen. $2,395,000 Carolyn Weinand/Lynn Anderson | 269-5678 GREY OAKStCharming 2-story brick home with lake & golf course views, 3 BRs + den, 2-sided replace, & full outdoor kitchen. $2,295,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678 GREY OAKS PALM ISLAND tGracious home with 180 degrees of breathtaking water/golf views. Custom design, 4BRs, den/study. NOW $2,290,000 Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678 REDUCED VINEYARDS TERRACINA tEstate home on 1.5 lots overlooking double fairway views. Five bedrooms en suite, home theater, 3 gas replaces. $2,199,000 | Julie Rembos | 595-1809 GREY OAKS ISLA VISTA t2045 Isla Vista Lane Lake/golf views. Customized Cadiz plan with 4,800+ total SF, 3BRs+study. $2,145,000 Lynn Anderson/Carolyn Weinand | 434-2424 OPEN SUN. 1-4 GREY OAKS ESTUARY t1528 Marsh Wren Lane Remarkable 4BR! Stunning lake/golf view. Screened summer kitchen with replace. Custom pool/spa. FURNISHED.$1,900,000 | Jeri Richey | 269-2203 OPEN SUN. 1-4 GREY OAKS ESTUARY tAlmost-new 4,000 SF former model with Saturnia marble oors, gas replace, vaulted ceilings, & pool/spa. Furnished. $1,895,000 Lynn Anderson/Carolyn Weinand | 434-2424 GREY OAKS ESTUARY MARSH WREN t 1553 Marsh Wren Lane Former Dahlia model nished in 2008 with 3BRs + library, 2,985+ A/C SF, pool/spa.Lake/golf views. $1,550,000 | Dan Guenther | 261-3148 OPEN SUN. 1-4 GREY OAKS ESTUARY tThis 3 bedroom plus study, 3.5 bath villa overlooks lake and fairway. Faux paint, marble ooring. Pool/spa. $1,495,000 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 GREY OAKS AVILA tFurnished 3BR, 3.5BA home with lake and golf course views, faux nished ceilings & walls, & wide crown mouldings. $1,495,000 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 KENSINGTON t5212 Old Gallows Way Expansive golf views. Large pool, lanai, 3 bedrooms, den & 3.5 baths. Guard-gated entry, golf equity membership. $1,475,000 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OPEN SUN. 1-4 GREY OAKS TRADITIONS tAt close to 4,000 SF, this elegant home features a long lake view, marble & wood oors and library with cherry doors. $1,450,000 | Jutta Lopez | 571-5339 VINEYARDS TERRACINA tWonderful estate home 4BRs, den and golf course views from screened lanai with heated pool/spa. 3-car garage. $999,000 Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 KENSINGTON GARDENS tCustom-designed estate home has wonderful golf course view. Plan ows to pool. Custom kitchen, granite counters. $899,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731 WYNDEMERE VILLAGES tBeautiful home with gorgeous tile oors, crown mouldings, & coffered ceilings. Fabulous lake & golf course view. $895,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126 GREY OAKS TERRA VERDE t2458 Terra Verde Lane Poolside Cabana#4 with bath and morning kitchen ($75,000 value). Designer nished 3BR/3BA, golf, tennis, tness. $875,000 Mary Catherine/Larry White | 594-9494 OPEN SUN. 1-4 THE STRAND tPrivate two-story courtyard home, 4 BRs, bonus room, 4BAs. Guest house. Pool, spa, waterfalls and 3-car garage. $825,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411 KENSINGTON YORKTOWN tUpdated villa offers great room with gas replace, formal dining, 3BRs + den. Renovated master bath with marble. $799,900 | Mary Morris | 784-8599 VINEYARDS ARBOR GLEN tPrivate lake views by the heated pool with large pavered lanai. Four bedrooms and oversized family room. $695,000 | Mara/Michael Muller | 272-6170 WYNDEMERE GLENDEVON tSpacious 3BR/3BA home, study, family room, nearly 3,000 SF under air. Lanai, oversized pool, membership required. $650,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126 WYNDEMERE PRESERVE tGorgeous lake and golf course views. Large living room, family room with replace. Membership required. $595,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126 VINEYARDS VALLEY OAK tNew describes this home with all the bells & whistles! Screened, heated pool overlooks lake. Split-plan 4BR/3BA. $589,000 | Isabelle Edwards | 564-4080 WYNDEMERE PRESERVE tLong lake/golf course views. Attached 3 BR + family room villa, heated pool. Original owner. Membership required. $525,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126 KENSINGTON HAMLET tSouthern exposure lake/golf views from this Arthur Rutenberg coach home. Mint condition 2 bedroom plus den. $397,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 WYNDEMERE GOLF COTTAGES tCozy cottage with 2BRs+ den, 2BAs, & 2-car garage. Views of golf course. Membership is required for all residences. $350,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126 KENSINGTON WESTCHESTER t4970 Westchester Court #4202 Pristine 1st oor, furnished 2BR+den. Equity Sport Membership included. Championship golf & tennis.$349,000 | Jeannie McGearty | 239-261-6161 OPEN SUN. 1-4 VINEYARDS VILLA VERONA tConvenient location. Immaculate, updated 2BR+den single family pool home. Walled-in yard, lush tropical plantings. $315,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411 GREY OAKS VENEZIA tSerene setting with pool/spa facing west with golf/lake views. Three bedroom plus den villa with with 3,600 A/C SF. $1,795,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678 GREY OAKS ESTUARY tElegant yet comfortable, clean and open oor plan with 3 bedrooms, a den and 3.5 baths. Offered furnished. $1,695,000 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 GREY OAKS ISLE ROYALE tOne of the remaining unbuilt lakefront lots in Grey Oaks. Superb homesite offers outstanding lake and golf views. $1,595,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 GREY OAKS ESTUARY tGorgeous nishes in this 3 BR+ study, 4.5 BA furnished former model overlooking the golf course, lake & clubhouse. $1,595,000 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420ESTUARY AT GREY OAKS t 1485 Anhniga Pointe The perfect Naples life! Sophisticated amenities and superlative homes set amid the serene beauty of natural preserves. Championship golf; only minutes from beaches, shops and dining. Villas from $1,795,000. Estate homes from $2.9 million. Estate homesites from the $795,000. Call 261-3148 for more information. OPEN MON-SAT:9-5 & SUN:12-52905 Indigobush WayEstate home with 4 bedrooms, den, loft, 4.5 baths, marble oors, replace. Gas cooking, outdoor kitchen, pool/spa.$2,995,000 | Carolyn Weinand/Lynn Anderson | 269-5678 PENDING SALEESTUARY 1381 Great Egret TrailBoth adjoining lots are developed, so its a great time to design your home and maximize views of golf course and lake.$1,600,000 | Emily K. Bua/ Tade Bua-Bell | 213-742013740 Pondview CircleWonderful expansive homesite with southern exposure. Every amenity available. Build your dream home here.$450,000 | Roxanne Jeske | 450-5210 GREY OAKS QUAIL WESTCOMMONS 200 Wyndemere Way #303Furnished 3BR with large tiled lanai overlooks golf/lake. New furniture in living/ dining room. Membership required.$290,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126COURTSIDE COMMONS 607 Courtside DriveContemporary & dramatic! All new cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, slate oors on lanai. Membership required.$285,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126COURTSIDE COMMONS 609 Courtside DriveWonderfully updated 3BR/2BA. Social membership required. Fitness center, tennis, and golf memberships available.$219,000 | Ann Marie Shimmer | 825-9020COURTSIDE COMMONS 407 Courtside DriveFurnished, 2 masters, 2 glassed-in balconies, wood burning replace & volume ceilings. Club membership required.$149,900 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126 WYNDEMERE426 Terracina CourtLakefront views, a 1,500 SF covered lanai with heated pool/spa and kitchen. SE exposure. Seller will consider trade.$1,299,000 | Ted Dudley | 860-2498 PENDING SALE CAMELOT PARK 1126 Camelot CircleA quiet enclave of 35 single-family homes. Quality built 3BR+den Arthur Rutenberg pool home overlooking fairways.$595,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411 PENDING SALEWATER OAKS 80 Water Oaks WayWonderful, open 2-story home. Guest suites upstairs, master suite downstairs. Lake/golf views, membership required.$545,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126GOLF COTTAGES 26 Golf Cottage DriveGreat views of golf course. Two-story home, 2 master bedrooms w/3rd bedroom used as a den. Membership required.$499,900 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126 VINEYARDS WYNDEMERE
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Tropical pool/spa. $1,580,000 | Kevin Smith | 641-2942 THE BROOKS SHADOW WOOD BANYAN COVE tWonderful 4BR + den. Lake to golf views. Lagoonstyle pool, spa on lanai. Furnished. Three-car garage.$1,549,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 FIDDLERS CREEK BELLAGIO tBeautifully furnished 3 BR + den home on the creek bordering a preserve. Negative-edge pool/spa. Private boat dock. $1,299,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176 FIDDLERS CREEK MAHOGANY BEND tBrand new custom 3BR + den pool home. Southern golf course views. Never lived in. Award-winning Club and Spa. $1,299,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176 PELICAN LANDING BAY CREEK tCustom built 4 bedroom, 4 bath home, open oor plan and outdoor pool area with a summer kitchen for entertaining. $1,240,000 | Fran Rauschelbach | 287-7393 PELICAN LANDING LONGLAKE tThree bedroom plus den home, 3-car garage, replace, outside grill, pool water feature and landscaped deck area. $1,199,000 | Roxanne Jeske | 450-5210 TWIN EAGLES tThis residence features 4BRs, limestone oors, wide crown mouldings, summer kitchen, loggia, and replace. $1,200,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 PELICAN LANDING HERON POINT tPeaceful and private lakefront/preserve view. Modern amenities with 4BRs+den & spacious outdoor living. $1,190,000 | Pam Umscheid/Stephanie/John Coburn | 948-4000 PELICAN LANDING SANCTUARY LAKES tFabulous Mediterranean-style 4BR+den/3BA home with quality enhanced features inside and out. Heated pool and spa. $1,135,000 | Roxanne Jeske | 450-5210 HAMMOCK BAY GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB LESINA tSky home-180-degree views. Three balconies, 4 bedrooms. Pool-side pavilion, lap pool, tness & more. $1,100,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685 THE BROOKS SHADOW WOOD SWEET BAY tLovely home appointed with volume ceilings, tile throughout, French doors opening to pool area. $1,100,000 | Cathy/George Lieberman | 777-2441 NEW LISTING FIDDLERS CREEK BELLAGIO tInnity pool overlooks lake. Three bedrooms, 3.5 baths includes casita (1 bedroom/1 bath) plus den & family room. $1,100,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851 FIDDLERS CREEK CRANBERRY CROSSING t Turnkey furnished former model features decorator touches throughout, 3BRs + den. Pool/spa overlooking lake. $990,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851 FIDDLERS CREEK MULBERRY ROW tLandscaping surrounds the lanai, waterfall, heated pool/ spa & built-in grill. Three bedrooms plus den, 3 baths. $879,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851 FIDDLERS CREEK SERENA tBeautifully furnished residence with private elevator. Over 3,000 SF of living area, 3 bedrooms plus den, 3 baths. $829,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176 TIBURON CASTILLO IV tGorgeous preserve views and many upgrades. Faux nishes, granite counters. Hand-scraped hickory ooring. $774,900 | Julie Rembos | 595-1809 FIDDLERS CREEK MALLARDS POINT tQuiet cul-de-sac, 3,927 SF of living area, 5 bedrooms including cabana, 4 baths, loft. Wide lake views. Pool/ spa. $750,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176 FIDDLERS CREEK CASCADA tBeautifully decorated by Robb & Stucky, turnkey furnished 3BR, den coach home. Lake/golf views. $699,000 | Michelle Thomas/ML Meade | 860-7176 FIDDLERS CREEK MENAGGIO tBrand new coach home with over 2,900 SF A/C, 3 BRs + den, family room. Large lanai overlooking lake, 2-car garage. $695,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176 TIBURON BOLERO tWorld famous championship golf & Ritz-Carlton Resort Hotel. Former model, 2BR+den, glassed-in lanai, 2-car garage. $630,000 | Judy Perry/Linda Perry | 261-6161 FIDDLERS CREEK VARENNA tOver 3,000 SF under air, 3 bedrooms, den, 3 baths. Spectacular views.The best of everything! Private elevator. $550,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685 IMPERIAL GOLF ESTATES tA private oasis lagoon pool, lush landscaping on acre. Split-plan 3BR+den, huge kitchen and formal dining room. $499,900 | Fred Alter | 269-4123 FIDDLERS CREEK SERENA tFurnished home with large lanai overlooks lake.Three bedrooms plus den, 3 baths, family room & living room, 2-car garage. $499,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176 FIDDLERS CREEK PEPPER TREE tSingle-family 3 BR home with family room, formal living and dining rooms. Granite countertops, plantation shutters. $499,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176 FIDDLERS CREEK DEER CROSSING tLake and golf views. This 3BR plus den is very private with large lanai and 2-car garage. Turnkey furnished. $495,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851 FIDDLERS CREEK CRANBERRY CROSSING tPriced to sell! Nearly new 3BR home. Award-winning Club and Spa. Private golf & beach/marina memberships available. $389,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176 FIDDLERS CREEK CARDINAL COVE tQuiet & private lake view. Beautifully decorated popular Silverthorne plan. Corner 2BR + den, furnished. $350,000 | ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851 FIDDLERS CREEK PELICAN LANDING Lots & Acreage MAHOGANY BEND 3816 Mahogany Bend DriveExpansive western exposure views of the Rookery golf course from this lot to build your new home.NOW $200,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176 REDUCED FIDDLERS CREEK FIDDLERS CREEK CASCADA tPanoramic golf/water views! Three bedroom plus study with coffered ceilings and expanded kitchen. $689,000 | Brock/Julie Wilson | 595-5983 FIDDLERS CREEK DEER CROSSING tBeautiful lake view and golf course view. Immaculate 3BR coach home, 2-car garage. Beautiful decor. $349,000 ML Meade/Natalie Kirstein | 293-4851 FIDDLERS CREEK CRANBERRY CROSSING tPriced to sell! Beautifully furnished 3BR. Award-winning Club & Spa, golf and marina memberships available. $389,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176 FIDDLERS CREEK CARDINAL COVE tFabulous former model, turnkey furnished 2BR/2BA attached villa. Lake views, screened lanai, endless amenities. $297,000 | Richard Marquardt | 642-2222
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF OCTOBER 15-21, 2009WEEK at-a-glance Save these datesA roundup of galas and fun events for good causes. C20 Adventures in BordeauxFrances megastars of the wine world are well worth exploring. C26 Pretty in pinkNaples Newcomers celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and more events.C23, 24 & 25 The joy of older womenTheatre Conspiracy in Fort Myers presents a delightfully smart play about age and romance. C8 Film festival poster represents the new paradigm in communicationDigital art pioneer Laurence Gartel unveiled his poster for the inaugural Naples International Film Festival during a reception at The von Liebig Art Center on Oct. 9. Its classic Gartel, the artist said about the bold, colorful work that combines warm, fuzzy, retro feel-good imagery with the brave new world of instant access. The cohesive fusion of You Tube and Yahoo logos with images of scenes from Naples and vintage kitsch makes for a great juxtaposition. In my 35 years as an artistic digital storyteller, I have witnessed the evolution of an entire communicative language, Mr. Gartel, who lives in Miami, said. It started with my early digital impressions through analog systems. The NIFF poster represents the new paradigm. Its a global audience, its an immediate audience. The poster represents the world market and the millions of potential eyes, he added. The poster will be available for $25 at the NIFF gala opening Thursday, Nov. 5, at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts and at all NIFF events throughout the festival weekend Nov. 6-8. Mr. GartelsCOURTESY IMAGEThe Naples International Film Festivals inaugural poster by digital artist Laurence Gartel Word ArtBook a trip to Naples to see this exquisite Bible and other unique, handmade volumesECHNO-GEEKS PROclaim the book is dead. Read everything online, they insist. Who needs books? Read them on a Kindle instead. But a visit to The St. Johns Bible and The Art of the Book exhibit at the Naples Museum of Art might well convince you that any declarations of the death of books are certainly premature. Displayed in the Drackett Gallery of the Philharmonic Center for the Arts, the exhibit showcases two volumes Prophets and Wisdom Literature from the seven-volume St. Johns Heritage Bible. Numerous other handmade books and calligraphic art also are part of the exhibit. The St. Johns Bible, which Smithsonian magazine heralded as one of the extraordinary undertakings of our time, is one of the first completely handwritten and illuminated Bibles to have been commissionedTBY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com SEE BIBLE, C4 SEE GARTEL, C19 COURTESY PHOTOThe St. Johns Bible, on display at The Naples Museum of Art, has been called one of the extraordinary undertakings of our time. More illustrations from the St. Johns BibleC4 >>inside: x SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________
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When I think about the Captain who is worth any sacrifice my Sunday morning ritual suddenly seems less sacred. Perhaps its this new tradition I need: the paper, some coffee, a pastry, and him. If that means chatting over the latest news, I guess Im game. Id even split my brioche. On Sunday mornings I have this ritual. It starts with The New York Times. I pull out my favorite sections the style section, the travel section, and the book review and I toss out the rest (forgive me, Sierra Club, for I know this is a sin). Until recently, these three sections have been my reason for getting out of bed Sunday mornings. These, a caf latte, and a chocolate brioche at the caf on the corner. Theyre my weekend pleasure point, the self-indulgent tradition that makes the stress and inanity of the workweek bearable. But when I started dating the Captain as wonderful, hunky, New relationships mean new traditions SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS ArtisHENDERSON firstname.lastname@example.org These shared minirituals encourage our partners to stay because it takes too damn long to build them with someone else...and generous as they come he put a cramp in my Sunday morning routine. Not to say he doesnt like good coffee and pastries, but its more the sacred paper reading that does him in. To be fair, hell read an article or two. Or, I should say, a paragraph or two of an article. But where Im quiet over my morning reading, hes chatty. He wants to share what hes read, to discuss the latest news, to debate the finer points of political policy. And I? I want to eat my brioche in silence. On a night when my new love was out of town, I shared drinks with friends at a local bar. One girl brought an old friend from high school. He was cute, funny, and happily engaged, and he talked about how its harder to make relationships work in certain places. He was originally from Seattle, and while hes at business school on the East Coast now, he plans on taking his bride back to the Northwest. She, however, has her heart set on New York City. I dont know how someone could make it work in New York, he said. There are too many choices. You cant build traditions there. Which got me to thinking. Its true that traditions are the foundation of our relationships. They form the base of our partnerships and are where we build our inside jokes and shared memories. We lay traditions during the fruitful times of our relationships, and these help us through the fallow periods. These shared mini-rituals encourage our partners to stay because it takes too damn long to build them with someone else, but also because they are sacred in their own way, like small rituals that define the rhythms of our lives. Rosie from Cape Coral recently wrote in with this observation: In a relationship, the narcissism of each individual must take second place to the needs of the relationship/partner. Its the only way a relationship can really work. Shes right. Were gi ve me, Si erra Cl u b f or I know this is a sin ) Until r ecent ly t h ese t h re e s ections h ave b een m y r eason f or getting out of bed Sunday morn ings. These, a caf l atte, an d a c h oco l ate b ri oc h e at th e c a f o n t he corner. Theyre my w eekend pleasu re p oint, the self-indulg ent tra d ition t h at ma k e s th e st re ss a nd inanity o f the w or k wee k b earabl e But w he n I st st st st s st s s s s s ar ar ar a a a a ted dating t he Captai n n as w onderful, hun ky O n a n igh t w h e n m y new l ove wa w s out o f town I s har e d drink s with fri en ds a t a l oca l b a r. r On e gi i r l b b ro ro ug ug h t a n bu il d tr ad it io i ns t h W h ic h go t m e that traditi o n s ar e relationsh ip s. s. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 15-21, 2009 in the past five centuries. Led by Donald Jackson, Senior Illuminator to Queen Elizabeth II, the Bible is being painstakingly copied and will have 160 illuminations. Opened, each volume measures 2 feet by 3 feet, and practically glows with color. Mr. Jackson created a new script specifically for this Bible. It is a fresh, modern look at an ancient, sacred text. The original is on display at St. Johns Benedictine Abbey and University in Minnesota. The work is being done in a sciptorium in Monmouth, Wales, on calfskin vellum using turkey, swan and goose quills for the handmade inks. The images are made with hand-ground pigments with gold and silver leaf gild. Only 299 editions of the St. Johns Heritage copies have been made.A generous giftNaples residents Gene and Mary Frey donated an edition to the Naples Museum of Art through their Frey Family Foundation. (Mr. Frey is on the Phils executive committee and its board of directors.) Its something else. Its mighty interesting to look at, says Phil founder and CEO Myra Janco Daniels about this version of the Bible. People of all walks of life, all ages and faiths come to see it, she adds. It gave me a whole new look at the spiritual value of the Bible. The Freys, Mrs. Daniels says, give with their heart and soul. They care about the community theyre in. They make a difference. When we started the museum, they were there. They were major donors. They believe in this museum. The Naples Museum of Art had a St. Johns Bible exhibit last year and it drew some of its highest crowds, she says. The current exhibit not only highlights the St. Johns Bible, but the art of bookmaking as well. Other works by three of the Bibles illuminators Thomas Ingmire, Suzanne Moore and Diane von Arx are also included in the display. Instead of thinking that the wonderful reproduction of the St. Johns Bible is the only thing that these artists do, we wanted to show that they do so much more, says Michel Culver, director and chief curator of the Naples Museum of Art. Mr. Ingmires work borders on the abstract. His four panels Justice, Trust, Freedom and Integrity are made with Japanese ink on paper stretched over board. The words appear to be fading. The artists explanation of the work accompanies the piece: The works in this series depict the erosion of a few critical words, and hopefully stand as a reminder that we must find a way to speak out when attempts are made to change their basic meaning. Silence in the face of these abuses is unacceptable. Ms. Moores banner titled Living at the Epicenter occupies a corner in the exhibit room between the two volumes of the Bible. One wall of the room contains the entire alphabet, plus an ampersand, with each letter created by a different artist, in a different style, by members of the South Florida Calligraphy Guild. Each one of those letters has the personality of the person who did them, Mr. Culver says. Thats a great way for it to dawn on people that calligraphy can be done as an art form and have individuality, just as any other art form can.The art of bookmakingThe wide variety of books in the exhibit is breathtaking. For example, Lynn Zakevich painted letters on the thin metal of a Slinky, naming it Artifact of an Unknown Society. She also created Jacaranda, a book on tamarind leaf paper with a jacaranda wood base. It looks as if a book is coming out of a piece of driftwood. Ruth Pettis created a book out of nine ceramic squares tied together in a line with ribbon. It contains the text of A Birthday, a poem by Christine Rossetti. She also created 200 Chinese stamps to make a book of Five Wang Wei Poems. The Chinese characters, in red ink, are on the left side of the book, with the English translation on the right pages. The stamps are on display along with the book. Gerry Pearson Nichols created a book using a wine cork as a cover. The cork is sliced in half; one half is the front cover, one half is the back, with pages accordioned between the two. It s held shut with twine. Wendy Wisher made what looks like two life-sized handprints. But if you look closer, you realize that the black ink that creates her hands whorls is actually tiny words. Theres a magnifying glass next to the work for patrons to use, but even looking through its powerful lens, its difficult to read the words that make up Ms. Wishers hands. The time that the artists put into these works! says Mr. Culver. These things took them months and months and months. Mr. Culver describes himself as one of those people who love to hold a book in their hand. I love hardcovers. As a boy, he watched Star Trek faithfully and remembers an episode in which Dr. Spock gave Capt. Kirk a book as a gift. It was a big deal, because in the series, they werent using books anymore. It was a rare thing. Now were getting to the point where that sort of is happening. He hopes the exhibit at the Phil changes some minds about that. After this exhibit, we cant look at books the way we looked at them before, he adds. These books are works of art They make you not want to let books become extinct. A museum does that. A museum should be a place where images make you think in a different way. BIBLEFrom page 1 >> What: The St. Johns Bible and The Art of the Book >> When: on exhibit through June 30 >> Where: The Naples Museum of Art, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples, in the Drackett Gallery in The Philharmonic Center for the Arts >> Cost: $8 for adults, $4 for students >> Information: 597-1900 if you go 2003 THE ST. JOHNS BIBLE, HILL MUSEUM & MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY AT ST. JOHNS UNIVERSITYAbove: Adam and Eve, natural hand-ground ink, gold leaf and lapis lazuli on calfskin vellum by Donald Jackson and Chris Tomlin. Right: Creation, natural handground ink, gold leaf and lapis lazuli on calfskin vellum by Donald Jackson and Chris Tomlin.COURTESY PHOTOSTop: A close up of The St. Johns Bible. Above left: The works displayed. Above: Living at the Epicenter detail. Right: Bleach on Black.
Style SessionsTurning Heads!Hats to protect or collect featuring Hat Designer Christine A. Moore as our guest speaker. Of cial Hat Designer of the Hats in the Garden Luncheon. Thursday, October 22nd at 10:00 AM Also meet Janie Jacobs and view her collection of exquisite jewelry, Thursday, October 22 until Saturday, October 24 1300 3rd St. S. #202 239 435-00041300 3rd St. S. #202239 435-0004 During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the retailers and restaurants of Third Street South are Going PINK with various PINK promotions. You too can lend your support and also have the chance to win a pair of round trip tickets from JetBlue Airlines good for travel anywhere JetBlue ies. Please be sure to visit the following merchants or www.thirdstreetsouth.com for more information.WIN A PAIR OF ROUND TRIP TICKETSBad Ass Coffee Beadniks Bobby Jones Campiello Gardner Colby Galleries Gattles Lingerie Janes Caf Marissa Collections Naples Backyard History Old Naples Pub Peter Garon Gallery Phillip Douglas Salon Pratts Shoe Salon Ridgway Bar & Grill Sea Salt Tommy Bahama Tonys Off Third Now Open for Dinner on Thursdays on 3rd! 5pm-8:30pm Complimentary glass of wine with entre SERVING BRUNCH ON SUNDAYS ON 3RD1209 3rd Street S 239 261 2253 300 9th Ave S 239 348 2253 www.janestogo.comBreakfast & Lunch Mon. Sat. 8am 3pmPine Ridge location also available for dinner Mon-Sat 5pm8:30pmReservations recommended
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 A&E WEEK OF OCTOBER 15-21, 2009 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Lend Me a Tenor The seaonss opening production by The Naples Players at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers. org. POPera: Operas Greatest Hits The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra performs at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Saturday. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Naples Concert Band Free outdoor concert at Cambier Park. Sunday at 2 p.m. 213-3054 or www.naplesconcertband.org. Art-tober-Fest A reception to kick off the new season at Sweet Art Gallery. Friday. 597-2110 or www. thesweetartgallery.com. Films on Fifth The documentary Man on Wire shows at the Sugden Community Theatre Sunday. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org. Outside in Fine Art On exhibit at the Marco Island Center for the Arts. 394-4221 or www.marcoislandart.com. This weeks live bands The Bay House 6-9 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday: Jazz with Stu Shelton and Patricia Dean. 799 Walkerbilt Road. 591-3837. Bayside Seafood Grill & Bar 6-9:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday: Lynn Carol on the piano and vocals. In the Venetian Village. 649-5552. Brio Tuscan Grille 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday: The Nevada Wilkens Trio. At Waterside Shops. 593-5319. Capri, A Taste of Italy Thursday: Jebrys Jazz Jam; Friday: Manhattan Connection; Saturday: Bill Jollie; Monday: Bob Zottola and The Expandable Jazz Band; Tuesday: karaoke with Steve Roberts. In Riverchase Plaza, 11140 Tamiami Trail. 594-3500. Freds Diner 7 p.m. Wednesday: Singer-Songwriter Night hosted by Tim McGeary. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. Jacks Bait Shack Thursday, Friday and Saturday: Soapy Tuna; Monday: Overthrowing Amy; Tuesday: Geek Skwad; Wednesday: Love Funnel. 975 Imperial Golf Course Blvd. 594-3460. Naples Flatbread & Wine Bar 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday: Blues and jazz with Rick Howard, Dave Tregether, John Lamb and Bob Zottola; 8-11 p.m. Saturday: Acousticlectic Music for the Easily Amused featuring Beck; 6:309 p.m. Sunday: Bob Zottola and The Expandable Jazz Band. 6436 Naples Blvd., 598-9463. Paddy Murphys Thursday: Justin; Friday: Barefoot Geno; Saturday and Tuesday: Michael Maxi Courtney; Monday: Patrick. 10 p.m to closing. 457 Fifth Avenue South. 649-5140. The Pickled Parrot 5-9 p.m. Thursday: Nevada Smith; 5-10 p.m. Friday: Steve Hill; 5-9 p.m. Saturday: Maxi Courtney. On the boardwalk at 1100 Sixth Avenue South. 4357900. Ridgway Bar and Grill 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday: Live music under the stars. 1300 Third Street South. 262-5500. South Street City Oven and Grill Thursday: Open Mic Night; Friday: Maxi Courtney at 5:30 p.m. and Justin Raymond at 9:30 p.m.; Saturday: The Gladezmen celebrating Rockterberfest; Sunday: Reggae Lushun; Monday: Casey Weston; Tuesday: Karaoke; Wednesday: Maxi Courtney. 1410 Pine Ridge Road. 435-9333. This weeks theater Lend Me A Tenor The Naples Players presents Ken Ludwigs Tony Award-winning farce, Lend Me A Tenor, through Nov. 7 at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or www. naplesplayers.org. Lovely Night The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater on Sanibel presents Lovely Night!, a tribute to the music of Oscar Hammerstein III, through Nov. 7. 472-6862 or www.theschoolhousetheater.com. Time and Ina Meyerhoff Theatre Conspiracy in Fort Myers kicks off its season with Time and Ina Meyerhoff, a romantic comedy by Alan Brody, Oct. 15-17, and 22-24 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 17 at 2 p.m. 936-3239 or www.theatreconspiracy.org. See review on page C8. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers presents the Broadway hit Dirty Rotten Scoundrels through Nov. 14. 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com. Thursday, Oct. 15 Downtown Beer Festival Taste the beers of the world at participating downtown restaurants beginning at 5:30 p.m. $20 per person. Reservations required. 435-3742, lisa@napleschamber. org or www.downtownnaplesassociation.com. Stand-up Comedy Tennessee Tramp and Lana Turner perform tonight through Sunday at the Off the Hook Comedy Club on Marco Island. 389-6900. Thursday on Third The courtyards and plazas along Third Street South come alive with jazz, rock, folk and all kinds of music to enjoy while you stroll and dine form 6-9 p.m. 434-6533. Trivia Night Sweat the small stuff during Quizzo Night from 8-11 p.m. at Mulligans Sports Grille. 2041 Ninth St. 261-1001. Friday, Oct. 16 Blues in Buckingham The World Famous Buckingham Blues Bar in east Fort Myers presents Mark Younger and The Marksmen from 9 p.m. to midnight. $5 at the gate; no coolers, no pets. 693-7111 or www.buckinghambar.com Free Concert Gulf Coast Town Center presents music by the Gulf Coast School of Music from 8-10 p.m. in Market Plaza. 267-0783 or gulfcoasttowncenter.com. Saturday, Oct. 17 Chess anyone? The Southwest Florida Chess Club invites players of all ages and abilities to gather at Books-A-Million at Mercato from 1:30-5 p.m. Call 898-0458 or e-mail swflchess@ yahoo.com Live Music Fleamasters in Fort Myers presents The Echoes and The Del Prados at the Music Hall at 7 p.m. 334-7001. Zombicon 2009 The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center and downtown Fort Myers host Zombicon, a free interactive art event for zombies and those who love them, starting at 6 p.m. All Aboard Lakes Park in Fort Best bets for the weekend Heres what the United Arts Council of Collier County suggests you work into your plans for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 16, 17 and 18. Its a good idea to call ahead or check online for open hours and specific times: No sharing, no substitutions Not valid with any other offers or coupons proprietor Donna McFarlane2397764854www.nicheventrental.com COURTESY PHOTOC6 Robert Armstrong, back, watches in farcical horror as Michael Hennessey tries to strangle Jim Corsica in a scene from Lend Me a Tenor,on stage at The Sugden Community Theatre through Nov. 7.
Myers hosts Halloween Express tonight through Oct. 31. 267-1905. More Blues in Buckingham The World Famous Buckingham Blues Bar in east Fort Myers celebrates October Bluesfest in the backyard with the John Allendar Band, Tommy Lee Cook and The Allstars and Jason Ricci beginning at 2 p.m. $5 at the gate, no coolers, no pets. www.buckinghambar.com or 693-7111. Free Concert Gulf Coast Town Center presents The Chicago Mob outdoors in Market Plaza beginning at 8 p.m. 267-0783 or gulfcoasttowncenter. com. Sunday, Oct. 18 Organ Recital Members of The American Guild of Organists present a free recital on the new pipe organ at Moorings Presbyterian Church at 4 p.m. Call 262-6581, ex. 207. Sock Hop for Alzheimers Twist and shout and raise funds for the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Alzheimers Association from noon to 4 p.m. at Noodles Italian Caf and Sushi Bar. Ticket includes buffet lunch and live entertainment. $20 per person. Call 821-5562. On the Road Again Willie Nelson performs at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. 597-1900. Monday, Oct. 19 Birding Look for and learn about the beautiful birds of Bunche Beach with a guide from 8-10 a.m. Meet in the parking lot at Bunche Beach. Free. 707-3015 or www.birdpatrol.org. Beachcombing Spend the morning beachcombing and shelling with a guide at Barefoot Beach. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Learning Center at Barefoot Beach Preserve off Bonita Beach Road. The program is free, but there is an entrance fee into the park for those who do not have a Collier County park permit. Do You Know? The Pub at Mercato has Trivia Night every Monday at 7:30 p.m. 594-9400. Dutch DJ Tiesto Sway Lounge presents DJ Tiesto, the master of trance music, to celebrate the clubs third anniversary. Doors open at 9 p.m. and the show begins at 10 p.m. $60 per person at www.tiesto.com or $70 per person at Sway Lounge. 2059 Tamiami Trail E. 417-6688. Tuesday, Oct. 20 Story Time Moms and tots are invited to enjoy a story and fun activities with Miss Jessica and Miss Felicia at 10 a.m. Barnes & Noble at Waterside Shops. 598-5205. Venetian Days at The Village Celebrate 20 years at the shopping center on Venetian Bay with live entertainment, savings in shops and specials at participating restaurants from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 261-6100. Team Trivia Team Trivia Night begins at 9 p.m. at Boston Beer Garden, 2396 Immokalee Rd. 596-2337. Wednesday, Oct. 21 Women Supporting Women The eighth annual Women Supporting Women wine tasting to benefit Cancer Alliance of Naples takes place from 5:30-8 p.m. at Handsome Harrys. $65 per person in advance, $75 at the door. 436-4673. Upcoming events Day of Fashion Signatures at Mercato and Merrill Lynch present a Day of Fashion and trunk show featuring Peace of Cloth and Purre Amici from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22. There will be informal modeling, raffles and a light lunch catered by McCormick and Schmicks. Proceeds benefit Naples Mental Health Resources. Call 254-5800. Style Session Learn how to turn heads with hats at Marissa Collections on Third Street south beginning at 10 a.m. RSVP by calling 687-1148. Comedy Act Tom Segura performs Oct. 22-25 at the Off the Hook Comedy Club on Marco Island. 3896900. Urban Expressionism A reception for the Purvis Young: Urban Expressionism Exhibit starts at 5 p.m. Oct. 22 at the FGCU Art Gallery. 5907199. Southern Rock AEG Live and 96 K-Rock present Lynyrd Skynyrd at Germain Arena at 8 p.m. Oct. 22. www. ticketmaster.com. Celtic Thunder The Celtic music group composed of five Celtic male soloists who perform both solo and ensemble numbers performs at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall on Oct. 22. 481-4849. Free Art Lecture The Naples Art Association presents Daniel Stetson, executive director and chief curator at the Polk Museum of Art, at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, at the Norris Center. Mr. Stetson is serving as juror of the art associations 48th Founders Juried Awards Exhibition, which opens Oct. 31. Free Concert The Bonita Springs Concert Band performs a free concert at Riverside Park on Old 41 at 2 p.m. on Oct. 25. Bring chairs and refreshments. 498-4985.Send calendar listings to events@ floridaweekly.com.WEEK OF OCTOBER 15-21, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO NAPLES PRINCESSCall (239) 649-2275 For Reservations COURTESY PHOTOThe Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art showcases works of photography by 15 area high school students who took part in the summer Schrenk Student Photography Institute. The exhibit, including Dancing Girls by Alex Eynon, above, is up through Nov. 15 in the Philharmonic Center Galleries. Admission to the galleries is included with tickets to the Naples Museum of Art ($8 for adults and $4 for students). For more information, call 597-1900.
C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 15-21, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY AIRPORT PULLING RD.LIVINGSTON RD.RADIO RD.EXCHANGE AVE.BD Bed Depot4277 Exchange Ave. #3 Naples, FL 34104 OCTOBER SPECIAL MENTION THIS AD TO RECEIVE A10% DISCOUNT ate a believable couple with his two leads. His sets are spare but effective, with the exception of two scenes. In a bedroom scene and a hospital scene, the stage of the Foulds seems too high and we cant see well. Perhaps the beds should be slightly angled. At times, Ms. Haleys character is literally in two scenes at once, talking to two different characters. Mr. Taylor might consider making those transitional scenes even stronger, perhaps by changing the pacing and using more effective lighting.Go see Time and Ina Meyerhoff. Its a delightful, smart play. Although the off-putting title might seem a little clunky, the play itself is anything but. And then hes dependable, but not boring. Mr. Dunsworth hits all the right emotional notes with his portrayal of Frank, and Im sure he left more than one woman in the audience wondering where hes been all their life. Its a pleasure to watch these two on stage. Mr. Dunsworth and Ms. Haley possess a real chemistry in their scenes together, sharing moments of genuine tenderness and connection. I dont want to give away too much of the plot, but suffice it to say that like any pair of lovers, this couple faces their share of obstacles. In addition to Inas inner conflict, she has to deal with her sons rejection of her romance. Rick Sebastian plays Brian, her uptight, Wall Street son, whose apparent mission in life is to disapprove of everyone elses actions. He thinks its perverse to love someone older, and that Frank is only after his mothers money. I apologize for growing up, he haughtily says to his mother at one point. You havent, she shoots back. Youve just grown older. Mr. Sebastian plays his role well, his body rigid, his face scrunched up in unending disgust, as if hes tasted the world and wants to spit it out. Hes a petulant toddler in a 40-year-olds body. Rounding out the quartet of performers is Robert Feigenblatt as Morty, Inas lifelong friend and partner at the gallery. While Mr. Feigenblatt has some great lines, his Morty comes across as a stereotype. Morty is gay, so Mr. Feigenblatt flutters a lot and runs around on his tiptoes. Its the gay friend/sidekick we see so often on TV sitcoms, a person reduced to histrionics and swishing. It wouldve been a much stronger performance if Mr. Feigenblatt had built his character from the inside, rather than depending upon such broad, external tics. But other than this misstep, Time and Ina Meyerhoff is a wild success. Its a fun romantic comedy, but dont mistake it for fluff; its much more than its many humorous one-liners. Yet Mr. Brody doesnt hit the audience over the ARTS COMMENTARY When women hit 40, something weird happens. They become invisible. Previously, men might have whistled at them on the street, or waiters flirted with them tableside. But after 40, its as if they dont even exist. The guys are likely too busy ogling women half their age or younger. The man who appreciates older women is a rarity, at least in the United States. So Ina Meyerhoff cant believe it when she meets one. Not only does Frank appreciate older women in general, but he likes her in particular. So he asks her out. The 25-year age difference doesnt bother him at all. He thinks shes sexy. And intriguing. And intelligent. And she is. And so begins Time and Ina Meyerhoff, Theatre Conspiracys first play of the season. This production is Theatre Conspiracy doing what it does best: presenting new plays that deserve a wider audience. The romantic comedy by Alan Brody, professor of theater arts at MIT, is this years winner of Theatre Conspiracys New Play Contest, and its easy to see why. While light on sets (environments are suggested by just a desk, or a lone chair), its heavy on the laughs, and was a definite crowd pleaser opening night. Joann Haley plays Ina, a sophisticated art dealer/critic with Meryl-Streepin-Devil Wears Prada white hair. Ms. Haley is stunning in this demanding role, displaying vulnerability, confusion, tenderness, desire and love. In one scene, shes a powerful and astute businesswoman, working a room at a gallery opening; in another, shes weakkneed with indecision when Frank romances her. As her lover Frank, Michael Dunsworth has an equally demanding role, though he doesnt go through Inas emotional extremes. Its a much more nuanced performance. Hes interested, yet not creepy or slick, especially during their initial meeting and first date. A no ri po su w NancySTETSON firstname.lastname@example.org The joy of older women >>What: Time and Ina Meyerhoff >>When: through Oct. 24 >>Where: Theatre Conspiracy at the Foulds Theatre at 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers >>Cost: $22 >>Information: Call 936-3239 If you go I apologize for growing up, he haughtily says to his mother at one point. You havent, she shoots back. Youve just grown older.head with his themes either. I didnt think they wrote plays like this any more: witty, clever banter with occasional mini-monologues that border on poetry. For example, Ms. Haley when shes talking about art and visiting artists studios, or Mr. Dunsworth describing what its like to skate on ice or scuba dive. (In a talkback after the show on opening night, the playwright said hes inspired by the romantic comedies of S.N. Behrman. He had a particular style of high, literate comedy that appealed to me enormously, he said. I wanted to write for the theater that I grew up with in the s and s. And he named his female lead Ina in honor of Ina Claire, who played the lead in three of Mr. Behrmans plays.) In addition to its commentary on the art world, Time and Ina Meyerhoff is also a study in aging, and how we experience time and love. Were all mortal; none of us knows how much time we have. All we have is the present moment, Mr. Brody reminds us. Director Bill Taylor has done a great job with casting and with helping cre25% OFF a haircut and blow dry, along with a complimentary hair condition treatment.
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 15-21, 2009 A&E C9 GIVING We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future. Franklin D. Roosevelts quote captures the promise of the Take Stock in Children program. To date, 108 current Take Stock in Children students and 62 graduates have benefited from living in a generous, caring community. Local donors have contributed a portion of the cost of a Florida Prepaid 2+2 tuition scholarship that is awarded to the Take Stock students who successfully complete the program. This donation is matched by the state legislature through the Florida Prepaid Foundation. The program not only provides a scholarship for deserving students from economically challenged families, but it also provides a caring mentor, engages them in character-building activities and encourages community involvement. Clearly the goal of the scholarship program is to build our youth for the future. Last year, the Take Stock Leadership Advisory Council of The Education Foundation of Collier County faced the challenge of providing a quality program for students in a period of economic uncertainty. Every activity was evaluated to insure that it contributed to the total development of the student. This experience allowed us to model one of the important lessons of life that we try to teach our students: that life provides us opportunities to grow and change by presenting us with challenges.One of the events that was reevaluated was the back-to-school bowling party for the mentors and students. The advisory council wanted to provide the students and mentors with a similar social outing, but felt that the event could be enriched by combining it with community service opportunities and encouraging students to give of their time. The outcome was a Community Service Workshop at Naples Grande that provided students and mentors an opportunity to assemble an ornament designed by jewelry artist and Naples resident Amanda Jaron. Arrangements have been made with local businesses to sell the ornaments created by the Take Stock students. The Education Foundation hopes that this project will raise awareness of the Take Stock program and help with its costs. The workshop also included presentations about student volunteer opportunities from three nonprofit agencies: Collier Harvest, The Conservancy of Southwest Florida and Collier County Parks & Recreation. As Take Stock students need to complete volunteer hours before graduation, this allowed them to learn about meaningful opportunities geared for teenagers. Take Stock student David Diaz and his family immigrated to the U.S. from Cuba beause Davids parents wanted a better life for their family. Davids dream was to become a zoologist, but his family knew that without financial help, he would be unable to achieve this. Take Stock gave David hope for reaching his aspirations. Today, David is an honors student at Golden Gate High School and has volunteered more than 200 hours at The Conservancy of Naples and Golden Gate Middle School. Its a good way for me to give back to my community, David says about his reasons for volunteering. He realizes that its his turn to complete the cycle of giving. There are many ways to give to Take Stock in Children. You can purchase an ornament, donate financial gifts, become a mentor or volunteer to help with enrichment programs for the students. Sandy Waite, chairman of the leadership council, has been involved for many years and says, Involvement as a mentor or a donor provides a very rewarding opportunity for all of us. The rewards that I have experienced are as beneficial for me as for the student. To see the joy on the face of the student and their family on graduation puts it all into perspective. We are grateful for the support of the sponsors for this workshop Florida Weekly, Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union, Naples Grande, and Amanda Jaron and the many mentors and volunteers. Everyone has a role to play in educating our communitys children. Whats your role? Linda Morton is the director of Take Stock in Children Director at The Education Foundation of Collier County, which has been engaging our community and schools in pursuit of a quality education for every child for the past 20 years. An independent notfor-profit 501(c)(3) organization, the foundation began with the core belief that teachers have the greatest impact on student learning. Visit www.EducationForCollier.orgTake Stock in Children program is building youth for the futureBY LINDA MORTON _______________________Special to Florida Weekly More people than ever struggle with mental illness and addiction. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 15-21, 2009 C11 Almost, MaineEnchanting Blackburn Comedy Jan. 13-Feb. 6Mauritius Feb. 3-27Fiddler on the RoofGreat Blackburn Musical March 3-April 3Crazy MarySly Tobye Comedy/Drama March 24-April 17The Importance of Being EarnestWitty Blackburn Comedy April 21-May 15Crimes of the Heart Nov. 25-Dec. 19Look whats coming: 239-263-7990THE NAPLES PLAYERS AT SUGDEN COMMUNITY THEATRE TH AE SOUTH NAPLES L NAPLESPLAYERSORG239-263-7990 Ken Ludwigs Outrageous Farce Blackburn Hall Comedy Oct. 14-Nov. 7To begin: The sexes battle in Shakespeares lusty comedy, Oct. 28Nov. 21 and then:Subscribe now and save for the whole Season Subscribe now and save for the whole SeasonA cooperative effort funded by the Collier County Tourist Development Tax. Champagne opening night!Dinner/Show available!Get ready for the Players Season Full of Laughter! Get ready for the Players Season Full of Laughter! You are Invited!FREE SATURDAY SEMINARSOPEN TO THE PUBLIC45 Showrooms Featuring For a schedule of upcoming events visit our web site at www.IDCFL.com. Some trade showroom hours may vary on Saturdays. Please call for specic showroom hours. s Saturday, October 17 at 2 p.m.Age Appropriate Interior DesignSaturday, October 24 at 2 p.m.Runway to RoomRSVP is greatly appreciated. Call (239) 390-8207. FURNITURE FABRICS FLOORING LIGHTING KITCHEN BATH ARTThere comes a point in Couples Retreat when you grow tired of the story and start gazing at the beautiful scenery in the background. Aqua-blue water, white sand beaches, spectacular waterfalls with mountainous backdrops, glass-bottom villas, hot tubs wow, just wow. This may not be heaven, but it truly is paradise. The reason were in paradise in this funny but predictable comedy is because Jason (Jason Bateman) and Cynthia (Kristen Bell) are at marital crossroads. After eight years, theyre about to divorce. For one last shot at happily ever after they find the Eden Resort, a place for couples to go and relax together, with therapy sessions meant to heal the marriage. The problem is they can only afford the trip with the group rate, so their friends need to come along. Dave (Vince Vaughn) and Ronnie (Malin Akerman) love one another very much, but havent found much alone time with two kids running around. Joey (Jon Favreau) and Lucy (Kristin Davis) were high school sweethearts whove fallen out of love in recent years, and neither seems interested in reconnecting. And finally theres the recently divorced Shane (Faizon Love) and his 20-year-old girlfriend Trudy (Kali Hawk), whos a rebound if ever there was one. The movie marks Peter Billingsleys (Ralphie in A Christmas Story) directorial debut. One thing that hurts the film that is common with first time directors is pacing, and Mr. Billingsley spends a bit too much time in the beginning getting everyone to the island. Once there, its essentially one comedy sketch after another, mixed in with some arguing and naughty behavior. Thankfully, the script by Mr. Vaughn, Mr. Favreau and Dana Fox is funny enough to allow the comedy to work. The group awkwardly bares all in its first encounter with resort owner Marcel (Jean Reno), then takes an invasive yoga class with a hunky instructor (Carlos Ponce) who likes to get close to the ladies. A shark bites Dave. Theres a Guitar Hero showdown. And so on. Though the comedy allows the movie to succeed, it is a welcome change to see ostensibly real marriages with different problems on display. What affects these people could affect anyone, and having an ensemble piece allows for more comedy, yes, but also for more viewers to relate to whats going on and invest in the story. It hooks us by being familiar, and then entertains by being funny. Its an easy formula, and yet difficult to pull off. One imagines it wasnt difficult, however, to assemble the cast, what with a free trip to Bora Bora at hand. Thankfully, Couples Retreat is more than just a travelogue for its luscious resort, although wow is that place gorgeous. Dan Hudak is the chairman of the Florida Film Critics Circle and a nationally syndicated film critic. You can e-mail him at dan@ hudakonhollywood.com and read more of his work at www.hudakonhollywood.com.Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg (Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Edward Asner, Norman Lear) Before Lucy there was Gertrude Berg, a radio and television star who created the modern sit-com as we know it. This documentary by Aviva Kempner explores her career as a writer and actor, and looks at why weve never heard of her. The story also goes in some interesting directions when it discusses blacklisting and Mr. Bergs fight to break into the film industry. Not Rated. Gotta Dance (Joe Bianco, Jaclyn Sabol, Petra Pope) The first year (2007) of the NET-Sationals, a senior dance team that performs during home games for the NBAs New Jersey Nets, is chronicled in this inspiring documentary. Writer/director Dori Berinstein flirts with issues of staying fit as we age and the pressure put on the team of 60-plus seniors, but the joy of the film shines through as the squad embraces hip-hop music and dancing. Not Rated.Whip It (Ellen Page, Kristen Wiig, Drew Barrymore) With a mother (Marcia Gay Harden) who wants her to be a beauty queen, teen misfit Bliss Cavendar (Page, Juno) finds her true calling and new friends (Wiig, Ms. Barrymore) in the dangerous and exciting sport of roller derby. Its painfully predictable, but first-time director Ms. Barrymore finds a way to make it work in terms of humor, action and drama. This is the perfect choice for a girls night out. Rated PG-13. LATEST FILMS CAPSULES Couples Retreat REVIEWED BY DAN HUDAKwww.hudakonhollywood.com ............Is it worth $10? Yes >>The lm was shot at the St. Regis Bora Bora Resort, a ve-star hotel in Bora Bora located on Motu Piti Aau (Two Hearts in Tahitian). The 13,000-square-foot estate features an idyllic lagoon that extends over three separate pavilions and has Mount Otemanu as its backdrop. Did you know? danHUDAK www.hudakonhollywood.com
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C14 WEEK OF OCTOBER 15-21, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY October 24, 2009 11am-3pmAve Marias Town CenterCrafts Pumpkins Slide Face Painting Balloon Twisting Bounce House German Music Food Drinks & More!FREE Admission & Parking!www.avemaria.com888-841-34775080 Annunciation Circle Ave Maria 34142 Join our friendly crew of Pirates for a Halloween Costume Party of Chaos on the High Seas 90 Minutes of Thrills, Chills, Music, and Fun for the Whole Family Wear ye costume or be ogged! Oct. 23 Nov. 1 Call For Times and Reservations 239-765-7272 H D auntePirate Ship Located at: 239-765-7272 www.PiecesOfEight.com 2500 Main Street Ft Myers Beach 1550 AIRPORT-PULLING ROAD N., NAPLES (239) 643-1559 Open 6 days a week Lunch 11 a.m. 4 p.m. Dinner 4 p.m. 10 p.m.Free Wi-Fi for our Patrons MONDAY RIBS THURSDAY PRIME RIB EARLY BIRD SPECIALS Monday-Thursday (4-6) Daily Lunch Specials Celebrating 25 Years in Business Dine in Naples most unique atmosphere, Nostalgia reigns Supreme in this Delightful Eatery. Seafood, Steaks, Prime Rib, Soup & Salad bar, BBQ, Pasta Dishes, FULL LIQUOR BAR. Monday Night Football with Wanda 9pm-12am free homemade Chips & SalsaHappy Hour prices Louis D. Brandeis: A LifeIn his 23 years on the U.S. Supreme Court, Louis D. Brandeis helped to formulate many of our ideas regarding free speech, right to privacy, pro bono legal work and the necessity of federal regulation in economic affairs. Although he has been dead for almost seven decades, many of his court decisions continue to reverberate throughout almost every level of our society. Justice Brandeis was born and raised in Louisville, Ky. In 1875, when he was 19, he entered Harvard, where his brilliant mind and fierce debating skills led him to become a lawyer. He set up practice in Boston and built a solid reputation as an arbitrator in labor disputes. He was an unusual attorney in that if he discovered a client was in the wrong, he refused to represent him. In 1912, he helped formulate the doctrine of New Freedom championed by Woodrow Wilson. Four years later, he was nominated by President Wilson for the U.S. Supreme Court. His confirmation fight was ugly and took more than six months before he was confirmed. Justice William O. Douglas would later write that many saw the Brandeis nomination a threat because of the simple fact that he was incorruptible. He also was the first Jew to be seated on the high court. In a fascinating new biography, Melvin I. Urofsky, a professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, draws on family papers, letters and Supreme Court documents never before available to trace the life of this incredible man. Justice Brandeis reformer, lawyer and jurist is both humanized and made accessible. His action in drafting the Federal Reserve Act, the Clayton Anti-Trust Act and the law establishing the Federal Trade Commission helped stabilize the United States following the stock market crash of 1929. It is ironic that another Brandeis measure, the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933, which mandated federal regulation for banking, was repealed in 1999 under the recommendation of Alan Greenspan and, unfortunately, led to our current economic mess. By Melvin I. Urofsky (Pantheon, $40)REVIEWED BY LARRY COX________________________Special to Florida Weekly BEACH READING Lunch only $1195Fixe Prix Dinner only $19952 Courses plus beverageHappy Hour Daily 3-6:30pm1/2 Price Drinks & Bar Menu OPEN DAILY for DINNER & Visit our Web site to sign up as a registered customer & receive a FREE gift certicate!
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF OCTOBER 15-21, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C19 Hair Cut$35239.262.2217 1058 8th Ave S NaplesTorysOFFICIAL SALON OFMakeover in Paradiseoriginal will be on display at The von Liebig. Mr. Gartel was born and raised in New York City. At age 7, he painted his first picture, a moment he recalls proudly. I knew that I was on a mission, he writes on his Web site. I knew that talent was about observing. He later attended the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan and launched his art career working with noted video artist Nam June Paik. His early artistic associations included several musicians, including Debbie Harry of Blondie and Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols, as well as painter Andy Warhol, who he taught to use an Amiga computer. By 1985, his illustrative work was used in magazines, album covers, posters and more. More recently, he created digital artwork for pop singers Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears. His Absolut Gartel for the Absolut vodka advertising campaign was regarded as the first digital art advertisement created for the campaign and was reproduced in the anthology, Absolut Book. Mr. Gartels works have been exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the Long Beach Museum of Art, the Princeton Art Museum, the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. They also are in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Institutions Museum of American History. The Naples International Film Festival is a not-forprofit organization whose mission is to nurture and support a diverse, artistic and cultural experience with a creative, fun and cutting-edge boutique film festival that showcases the work of independent filmmakers. NIFF intends to benefit the community at large by contributing to film education in Collier and Lee County schools and by collaborating with other local artists and arts organizations to enrich their collaborative artistic culture. The inaugural festival Nov. 5-8 will showcase some of the finest and most creative cinematic works in the world and will also provide an outlet for local filmmakers and film lovers in Southwest Florida. Festival headquarters are at the new Silverspot Cinema in Mercato; additional film screenings and programs will take place at The von Liebig Art Center and Sugden Community Theatre. For a complete schedule and more information, visit www.naplesfilmfest.com. GARTELFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOLaurence Gartel, center, flanked by Naples International Film Festival founders Eric Raddatz, left, Rowan Samuel and Daniel Linehan, far right, and CEO and executive director of The von Liebig Center Joel Kessler, second from right. At left, Mr. Gartel's Absolut vodka ad.
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Founded in 2001, the center provides massage therapy, acupuncture, equestrian therapy, monthly lunch meetings for communication and support. The Bahama Bash will include tropical entertainment, dinner, drinks and a live and silent auction. Tickets are $75 a person. For reservations and sponsorship information, call or email Terrilyn VanGorder at 462-1653 or mscenter1@ earthlink.net.Eye for Art will help visually impairedLighthouse of Collier presents Eye for Art, an evening with local artists from 6-10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at 457 Bayfront Place. Lighthouse of Collier promotes the development, implementation and on-going evaluation of programs and services that foster independence and enhance the quality of life for the blind, visually impaired and their caregivers. For more information, call 265-5355.Howl for Habitat with NABOR The Naples Area Board of Realtors is holding Howl for Habitat, a fundraiser to help NABOR build a Habitat for Humanity house in Collier County, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, at Grey Oaks. A wine tasting and silent and live auctions will take place. Tickets are $50 per person. Call 272-8878 or 597-1666 for more information. Join the crawl for spay/neuter clinic The Collier Spay Neuter Clinic hosts its second annual PUBS 4 PAWS pub crawl from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7. Participants will board luxury transportation at Mercato and head out to Boston Beer Garden, Bayfront Inn and MiraMare Ristorante before returning to Mercato to wrap up the evening at AZN and The Pub. Tickets are $35 per person, ands pace is limited to 100. For more information, visit www.collierspayneuter.org or call Jackie Belcher at 370-4150.Its time for tea for people and petsHumane Society Naples holds its 11th annual Afternoon Tea and Fashion Show from 2-5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, at the petfriendly Hilton Naples. Fashions will be provided by Tickled Pink Boutique and Posh Paws and City Claws. The silent auction will feature items donated by stores including Saks Fifth Avenue and Port Royal Jewelers. The theme for the event chaired by Holly Wachowicz is Tea in the Tropics. In a new twist this year, sponsors at a certain level are welcome to bring their well-behaved pets to tea. Tickets are $100 per person. For more information, call Patricia Connell at 643-1880, ext. 18, or email Patricia@ hsnaples.org.If The Shoe Fits, students will benefitIf The Shoe Fits, a pre-holiday girls night out to benefit The Education Foundation of Collier County, is set for Wednesday evening, Dec. 2, at Saks Fifth Avenue in Waterside Shops. Great shoes, handbags and jewelry go hand in hand with shopping for a good cause the foundations Take Stock in Children scholarship and mentoring program. A raffle and silent auction are part of the fun, as are hors doeuvres, provided this year by McCormick & Schmicks, and the signature Shoetini cocktail, sponsored this year by Pinnacle Vodka. Tickets are $75 per person. Call 6434755 for reservations.David Lawrence Center adventureTicketholders for the David Lawrence Foundations 2010 gala fundraiser will be transported to St. Petersburg, capital of the Russian Empire. The adventure begins at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, at The Naples Yacht Club. A VIP patron party will be held the evening before at a private residence in Naples. Tickets are $500 per person, $1,200 per VIP guest or $5,000 per table of 10. To make a reservation for Saint Petersburg: Land of the Tsars, call 354-1416 or via e-mail to carols@dlcmhccom.Fun Time bound for Land of OzFun Time Early Childhood Academys third annual play date fundraiser will Follow the Yellow Brick Road with dining, dancing and Mayor Bill Barnett as auctioneer. The adventure unfolds Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club. Fifth Third Bank is the presenting sponsor; event co-chairs are Carol Munro and Kenneth Deedy.Proceeds will help support the Fun Time academy mission to provide safe, affordable early childhood education and quality childcare for the children of low-income working families in the community. Tickets are $250 per person. Patron tickets for $350 include a private party the week before the main event. For more information, call 261-7411, 2632673 or 262-4878. SAVE THESE DATES
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 15-21, 2009 A&E C21 Some antiques are so rare and strange that theyre classed as whats its by collectors. Sometimes theyre also so interesting that they can sell for high prices. This year two auction houses offered Victorian glass parlor fountains items that were whats its to most collectors. Researchers have discovered that the fountains were patented by Joseph Storer in 1871. A metal stand holds a basin at the top, and underneath it a pair of glass globes attached to a hollow metal rod could swing back and forth. Water was put in the upper basin and forced down into the globes and a series of tubes, then up again as a water spout or fountain. The fountains, about 20 inches high, were held in a frame made by James Tufts of Boston, a silver-plate manufacturer. The invention was called a perpetual fountain or automatic fountain. A fancy ruby glass fountain with etched designs sold originally for $50 very expensive for a Victorian table decoration.Ms. Kovel answers your questions: Q: I have a Hoodys peanut butter pail with a red lid and pictures of children on a teeter-totter. Its in very good condition. What can you tell me about when it was made and the company that made it? A: A.C. Hoodenpyle, a Dutch immigrant whose nickname was Hoody, began selling roasted peanuts in 1913. He opened a store in Oregon and began selling peanut butter under the name Hoodys Famous Peanut Butter. After Mr. Hoodenpyle died, Valentine Brown bought the company. Then Harvest Manor Farms, a snack food company in El Paso, Texas, bought the company in 1994. The brand name is still used. A tin with a red lid is worth $400 or more. One with a silver tin lid was offered recently for $860. Q: We still own the bookcase my husbands mother bought for him in the 1940s. It was made by the Gunn Furniture Co. of Grand Rapids, Mich. Can you tell us something about its history? A: Gunn Furniture Co.s history can be traced back to 1874, when William S. Gunn started selling furniture at his Grand Rapids hardware store. In 1890 he incorporated his own manufacturing firm, the Gunn Folding Bed Co. Because the popularity of folding beds was waning fast, three years later he changed his companys name to the Gunn Furniture Co. and started making desks, bookcases, files and other office furniture. The woods he used included walnut, oak and mahogany. The firm was sold in 1953 to Bergsma Brothers Inc., also of Grand Rapids. Bergsma Brothers closed in 1985. Glass parlor fountains are interesting, rare findsKOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING W m w in s t terryKOVEL email@example.com COURTESY PHOTOGlass parlor fountains are very rare. This 21-inchhigh brass and blown glass fountain made about 188090 sold for $640 at Cowans Auctions in Cincinnati. d a s i mes they year i ctorim s that to r s r e d r a bu Fa Mr Brow n Har v fo o b br w m or e o ffered Q: W h usb a in t h eat originalDine out at Naples Originals restaurants during the Garden Restaurant Week, October 19-25 and get a free pass to Naples newest original: Naples Botanical Garden opening November 14. (Free pass courtesy of the Garden, worth $9.95!) To receive the pass, diners select Restaurant Week prix xe dinners, priced at $20 or $25, at participating Naples Originals restaurants. Lunch is also available at most participating restaurants.For participating restaurants: www.NaplesOriginals.com To visit the Garden: www.NaplesGarden.org
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF OCTOBER 15-21, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com.FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY 1. Lori Jacobs, Lori Bacon, Stephanie Pera, Lisa Paoletta and Teala Comer 2. Neighbors Helping Neighbors beneficiary Suzanne Perry and IWannaHelp.net founder Rosalia Podolak 3. Fire dancer Damad 4. The North Naples firefighters (with two unknown admirers): Tulio Sandoval, Javier Spirgatis, Robbie Shank, Joshua Morgan, Eric Neith, Mark Barry, Jeff Savinsky, Luciano DeAndrade and Brian TorresCOURTESY PHOTOS 1 4 2 3First Friday at Mercato Hugo Arloro Dir. of Business Operations Cedar Montessori School 10904 Winterview Dr. Naples, FL 34109 Phone: (239) 597-7190 Fax: (239) 597-6915Cedar Montessori School Inc. is a not for prot, non discriminatory establishment as it relates to staff and students. License # 087667Now Enrolling for2009-2010Celebrating 25 YearsEstablished 1984239-597-7190www.CedarMontessori.org Toddler-Grade 6Full/Part Time Schedules Available Extend Hours: 8am 5:30pm All Day 8am 3pm
C24 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 15-21, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com.FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY 1. Geri Payne and Jean Fletcher 2. Dorene Pierceall and Gail Gorran 3. Jane Meyers and Jenny Anton 4. Valerie Ries and Aimee Hershman 5. Wanda Sandefur and Geri Payne 6. Diane Pribanic, Kathy Swanson and Katie Jacobi 7. Dorothy Graci, Ann Weatherwax and Deborah PaceCINDY PIERCE / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 3 6 2 7 4 5Naples Newcomers Club celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness MonthA luncheon and bunco at Carrabbas Diamond DistrictSouthwest Floridas D D D D 239.947.3434 Bonita Springs Bay Crossing Plaza U.S. 41 www. D iamond D istrict USA .com Text : D ISTRICT To: 47201 For upcoming promotions and events Next to Robb and StuckySend her an instant message Send us your society photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com or mail them to Florida Weekly, 2025 J&C Blvd., Suite 5, Naples, FL 34109. Enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you would like photos returned.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF OCTOBER 15-21, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C25 We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com.FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY 1. Frank Nappo with Joe and Phyllis Chambers 2. Geraldine Martin and Jack OBrien 3. Joel Shapses and Lauren Tananto 4. Nicole and Tyner Strub 5. Tony Girardi, MaryAnn Radzion and Robin DeMattia 6. Joel and Joan Kessler with Geraldine NovyLANE WILKINSON / THE VON LIEBIG ART CENTER 1 5 2 6 34The Naples Art Association 2009 Show of ShowsOpening reception at The von Liebig Art CenterSend us your society photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com or mail them to Florida Weekly, 2025 J&C Blvd., Suite 5, Naples, FL 34109. Enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you would like photos returned.
C26 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 15-21, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Closed Sunday 300 Fifth Ave. South, Naples, Florida 239 262 4044 www.naples.bicegroup.com$19prix xe menu (5pm to 6:30pm)prix xe menu (6:30pm to close)$24 2 for 1Join us for Happy Hour (on selected drinks) Every day from 4 to 6complimentary buffet &With PRIME RIB8 oz. portion Roasted to Perfection Served with au jus, Garlic Mashed Potato and Mixed VegetablesFRENCH DIPOur Famous Slow Roasted Prime Rib Thinly Sliced and Piled High on a Toasted Ciabatta Roll. Served with French Fries or Potato SaladREUBEN SANDWICHCorned Beef Brisket, Slow Cooked for tenderness and layered with Swiss Cheese, Sauerkraut, and Thousand Island Dressing, served on Grilled Traditional Rye Bread. Served with French Fries or Potato SaladBLACKENED CHICKEN ALFREDOBlackened Chicken Breast over Gemelli Pasta with Creamy Alfredo Sauce, Green Onions, and Freshly Grated Parmesan CheeseBARBECUE BEEF SANDWICHThinly Sliced Prime Rib Simmered in Our Tangy BBQ Sauce, Lettuce, Tomato, and Onion on a Kaiser Roll. Served with Choice of French Fries or Potato SaladHAWAIIAN CHICKEN SALADAll White Meat Chicken Salad Mixed with Seedless Grapes and Pecans, Layered between Two Grilled slices of Golden Ripe Pineapple. Presented over Baby Greens with Fresh Mango, Strawberries and Grape TomatoesTURKEY BURGERGrilled Turkey Patty, Lettuce, Tomato, and Onion on a Kaiser Roll. Served with Choice of French Fries or Potato Salad Expect only the Best From Naples Best Steak House There is only one Perfect NFL Season And only One place to enjoy The Perfect Dining Experience 5111 Tamiami Tr N, Naples located inside the HiltonFor Reservations Please Call 239-430-4999 QUICK PASSLunch Specials $9.95Served Monday through Friday ved with C hoice of French Fries or Potato S They are the mega-stars of the wine world, idolized by fans everywhere who grow misty eyed at the mere mention of Frances top Bordeaux wines, which carry price tags that start at about $200 and quickly rise from there. If theres a time of year when they are more popular than others, the approaching holiday season is it. Long regarded as among the worlds highest quality reds, Bordeaux wines pair well with most beef dishes. Their complex flavors and sturdy structure derived from oak aging also make them ideal companions for holiday feasts laden with turkey and game, roast duck, goose, Cornish hen and lamb. Patrick Fevrier, chef/owner of Escargot 41 in Naples, says they are well-suited to cool-weather menus. We have different specials in the fall and winter, he says. Fuller-bodied dishes like cassoulet pair well with complex red wine. Hes also seeing a growing number of customers order them with seafood. Of course, wines with the most impressive lineage generally come with equally impressive price tags. In an attempt to rank Bordeaux wines, Emperor Napoleon III decided a classification system was needed in time for the 1855 Exposition in Paris. The brokers and principal chateaux owners in the Medoc district put together a list based on the going prices for the wines, and divided the chateaux into five cru, or growths. The first growths are the highest quality and therefore command top prices. The list remains in effect more than 150 years later. Why is this important? In his book, Wines of France, Alexis Lichine, former owner of Ch. Lascombes and Ch. Prieure-Lichine, recalls a lecture he heard in London delivered by the president of the shippers society in Bordeaux. The different growths were compared to racehorses: Those with the noblest form and pedigree have a greater chance to win, but there is no guarantee. So it is with the great growths. The first growths Ch. Lafite, Ch. Mouton, Ch. Haut-Brion, Ch. Latour, and Ch. Margaux are consistently ranked among the best. You arent likely to find a less-thanstellar bottle among them, but youll pay dearly. The challenge is finding good Bordeaux wines that dont cost a weeks pay or more. Selecting good Bordeaux wines can be intimidating with more than 7,000 producers and 12,000 wines available. Finding values can be confusing unless you know where to look. Most top chateaux sell a secondary label that sells for a fraction of the top label wine. Grapes considered not quite good enough for the top wine perhaps they were slightly damaged, or came from younger vines or werent as ripe as the best grapes end up in the secondary label. The best values for customers are the secondary labels from the top chateaux, says Mr. Fevrier. The quality is very similar; same land, same chateaux, same winemaker. Escargot 41 offers several of these, including Alter Ego, the secondary label of Ch. Palmer; Pavillon Rouge, the secondary label of Ch. Margaux; and Carruades de Lafite, the secondary wine of Ch. Lafite-Rothschild. These secondary labels can cost half the price of those from the top chateaux. A recent visit to Total Wine bore this out. Ch. Duhart-Milon 2005 sells for $79.99, while its second label, Ch. Moulin de Duhart 2005 costs $39.99. Likewise, Ch. Haut-Bages Liberal 2005 runs $79.99, while Ch. La Fleur de Haut-Bages Liberal 2005 is $29.99. You dont have to look far to find bargains from the Bordeaux region. There are some really nice Bordeaux out there and they are priced right, says Jerry Greenfield, a wine educator and wine director of the Southwest Florida Wine and Food Fest. A lot of chateaux have become very affordable with wines like Ch. LaroseTrintaudon 2003 priced at less than $25. Dont be afraid of the lower end Bordeaux Superieur and wines from Haut-Medoc; they are not classified (among the five growths) but can be very good at good prices. Mr. Greenfield will conduct a seminar focusing on these wines at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, at Austins Wine Cellar, 12377 S. Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers. Its $65 per person. Call 275-7200 to reserve a spot. A seminar led by someone who knows his way around the wines is an excellent way in which to get to know the regions wines better. Other methods include: finding a producer you like and sticking with it, going to tastings at wine stores and sampling different labels and asking knowledgeable friends for recommendations. Try one or all of these strategies. Theres still plenty of time before the holiday feasts and parties begin to bone up on Bordeaux and impress family and friends with affordable yet noteworthy selections from the wine worlds crme de la crme. jimMcCRACKEN firstname.lastname@example.org Navigating world of Bordeaux is challenging, rewarding VINOGREENFIELD FEVRIER
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF OCTOBER 15-21, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 diningCALENDAR Thursday, Oct. 15, 6-8 p.m., Vincenzos on the Bay: The restaurant celebrates its first anniversary (under the current management) with free hors doeuvres and a fundraiser for The United Way; 5370 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs; 992-1159. Reservations suggested. Thursday, Oct. 15, Bamboo Caf: Thursday with Julia and Julius features a Julia Child-inspired meal of green bean salad, coq au vin and blueberry clafoutis with a tableside chat by Chef Julius Minarik; $24.95, 755 12th Avenue South; 643-6177. Reservations recommended. Thursday, Oct. 15, 6 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Whole Foods Chef Illansy Ruiz lays out a full German banquet in an Oktoberfest cooking class; $5, Mercato, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Saturday, Oct. 17, 24 and 31, 7:30-11:30 a.m., Third Street South: The weekly farmers market features local farmers, artisans, chefs and fishmongers selling a variety of goods; Third Street South and Gordon Drive; 434-6533. Saturday, Oct. 17, 11 a.m., Whole Foods: Sample a variety of brews and learn how to get the most out of your coffee; free, Mercato, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Wednesday, Oct. 21, noon, Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Chef Martin Murphy shares simple, healthy and flavorful lunch recipes for those on the go or who just want a quick lunch without going to a drive-through window; $20, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; (866) 206-3840. Wednesday, Oct. 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m., ABC Fine Wine & Spirits: Sample from a selection of 50 wines from around the world as well as cordials and spirits served with hors doeuvres, while chatting with wine experts and an outdoor cigar sampling; $10, with $5 credit toward purchase that night, 6425 Naples Blvd.; 514-2316. Thursday, Oct. 22, 4-7 p.m., Whole Foods: Celebrate Oktoberfest with a tasting of beers; free, Mercato, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Thursday, Oct. 22, 5-9 p.m., Village on Venetian Bay: Celebrate Oktoberfest with German-style food sold by Artichoke & Company, free German beer sampling, music and pumpkin painting for the kids; Park Shore Drive and Gulf Shore Boulevard; 263-6979. Friday, Oct. 23, 6 p.m. Whole Foods: Discover how easy it is to simmer up a delicious and comforting soup or stew; $5, Mercato, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Friday, Oct. 23, 7 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Chef Martin Murphy whips up a three-course meal for date night; $70, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; (866) 206-3840. Saturday, Oct. 24, noon, Alexanders Restaurant: Chef Alexander Bernard leads a class on cooking with mushrooms, featuring truffles, porcini, chanterelle, morel and hen of the woods varieties; $45, 4077 Tamiami Trail North; 262-4999. Submit event listings to Cuisine@ floridaweekly.com. ob b a ry ph y e al S g s; Wylds Caf>> Hours: 4:30-10 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 4:30-9 p.m. Sunday >> Reservations: Accepted >> Credit cards: Major cards accepted. >> Price range: Appetizers, $7-$15; entrees, $17.25-$29.95 >> Beverages: Beer and wine served. >> Seating: Conventional tables or at the bar >> Specialties of the house: Ahi tuna nachos, lobster grits, roasted butternut squash and tomato soup, roast duck Napoleon, cashew-encrusted grouper, pan-seared scallops, braised cranberry barbecue boneless short ribs, kurobota chop >> Volume: Low to moderate >> Parking: Free lot >> Web site: www.wyldscafe.com >> Etc.: Print a coupon for 15 percent off dinner (good after 6:30 p.m.) from the Web site. During happy hour (4:30-6:30 p.m. daily), there are twofor-one wines, half-priced appetizers and salads and an $18 entre menu with salad. Ratings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 4271 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs; 947-0408 Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor If you go FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE Lots of restaurateurs shut their doors over the summer with the promise theyd be back this fall. While it remains to be seen how many of them fulfill that pledge, its reassuring to see that Wylds Caf in Bonita Springs has reopened. It may be that the word isnt out yet because a week after the reopening, the T-shaped dining room had only a handful of occupied tables. Nonetheless, the staff seems energized and upbeat, the full menu is available and the wine list has its usual well-chosen array of selections by the glass, half and full bottles. Armed with a coupon that afforded us a 15 percent discount on dinner (get your own at the restaurants Web site), we splurged a bit on the wine, ordering a 2007 Napa Cakebread Sauvignon Blanc ($60), which arrived properly chilled. Its bold for a sauvignon blanc, with lots of citrus but low acidity, making it compatible with a wide range of foods. Thats a good thing since Wylds, which describes its cuisine as modern American, has a wide-ranging menu that offers a little something for everyone. We started off with appetizers that blended ingredients from divergent regions: Southern-style cheese grits with New England lobster ($15) and calamari with a scampi soy broth ($12). I didnt detect any cheese in the grits, but they were pleasantly creamy and the rich lobster veloute added plenty of flavor in combination with the lobster itself. The only flaw in this dish was that it contained three pieces of the small portion of the claw, which consists of a petite lump of lobster attached to a long flap that possesses neither the flavor nor the consistency of the rest of the creature and isnt worth eating. The calamari appetizer was large enough to feed two or three. Both the rings and legs had been lightly floured and flash fried then sauted with roasted red peppers, scallions and crimini onions in the garlicky soy sauce. The squid was tender with a crunchy exterior. The Asian-style sauce made for a nice departure from the usual marinara and the vegetables added still more texture and flavor. Salads are a la carte here, running about $7 each, although both the Caesar and Wylds house salad are priced lower when ordered with an entre. We split the Wylds salad ($4.50) and half was just right. The salad consists of mixed greens, dried cranberries, crumbles of mild blue cheese and cucumber matchsticks with just a whisper of balsamic vinaigrette. Next up: Entrees of braised cranberry barbecue boneless short ribs ($22.50) and cashew-encrusted grouper ($26.50). Both dishes were attractively plated, the fork-tender ribs perched on a mound of buttery mashed potatoes, topped with thin onion rings and tendercrisp asparagus stalks on the side. The ribs were bathed in a tart, sweet and smoky sauce. The large grouper fillets coating was finely chopped so it didnt overwhelm the fish or clash with the soy beurre blanc served with it. It, too, came with mashed potatoes and asparagus. We finished by sharing a strawberry Napoleon ($7), a clever variation on the French-style dessert. Here instead of layers of puff pastry and vanilla pastry cream, there were layers of pound cake, crme brulee, strawberry mousse, fresh slices of strawberry and a strawberry and vanilla sauce. Although the description may make it sound overly rich and sweet, it was neither, the textures and flavors blending well. Overall, it was a satisfying meal, well thought out and presented. The few flaws I detected are relatively simple to fix, requiring greater attention to detail rather than an overhaul of the operation. One involved the dishes themselves, most of which were black. While they make for dramatic presentation, they show scratches and wear faster than white ones and these had obviously been in use for a while. They also show fingerprints, which should be polished away before a dish is served. In terms of service, both the woman who attended to us and a second one who occasionally delivered something to the table were both accommodating and gracious. But I was trou-Wylds Caf puts contemporary twist on old standardsbled by the fact that a man who appeared to be the chef paid no less than three visits to the party seated two tables from us. It was obvious he knew them as each stop involved a fairly lengthy conversation. Yet he never stopped by our table or the other two that were occupied. I understand why chefs dont make the rounds when things are busy and they must concentrate on whats happening in the kitchen, but when there are only four parties in the place and the pace is obviously slow, its not just courteous but smart to pay a brief visit at each table. Wylds kitchen seems content to let its food do the talking and, as far as thats possible, it does a creditable job. But one of the main reasons people patronize locally owned and operated restaurants is because of the people who run them. That personal connection goes a long way toward leaving customers with a good taste in their mouths and a desire to return. karenFELDMAN email@example.com KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYTop and left: Wylds Caf in Bonita Springs. Below, fork-tender short ribs bathed in a cranberry barbecue sauce are served off the bones, making them easy to eat.
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