ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 15 MINUTES A6 PETS OF THE WEEK A26 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B9 & 10 REAL ESTATE B11 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6 & 7 FILM REVIEW C11 SOCIETY C32, 33, 34 & 35 CUISINE C27 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDEwww.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. II, No. 5 FREE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 5-11, 2009 DATED MATERIAL PLEASE RUSHPOSTMASTER REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: NOVEMBER 5, 2009 POSTAL CUSTOMER As seen on HalloweenFrom scary to sweet, it was a sight to behold. C32 & 33 The bus is leavingTwice a week, volunteers with the Education Foundation head out to Immokalee schools. A20 collusionaofSEE GARDEN, A8 How art, science, engineering and visionaries created the new Naples Botanical GardenF A GARDEN IS ONLY A CULTIVATED SEED, AND A SEED is merely a few million years of botanic design, then that should be enough. But for greatness, it isnt. A great garden requires the seeds, the human cultivators and the deep pockets of money growers. And even that isnt enough. On Saturday, Nov. 14, the new Naples Botanical Garden will open its gates for the first time in a spectacular exhibition of what is enough. It carries all three penultimate engines, but it also demonstrates the ultimate requirement of a great garden: a collusion of brilliance. Typically in a great garden you get one master planner, says Brian Holley, executive director of the Garden. But we decided to hire five landscape architects: one from Indonesia, one from California, one from Miami, one from Fort Collins (Colorado) and one from here. The result: 170 acres of seeming wizardry, springing not only from the ingenuity of master gardeners, but from philanthropists, visionaries and pragmatists; from volunteer and professional do-gooders; and from fiercely devoted botanists and restoration ecologists. For a while it was like herding cats, the mostI COURTESY PHOTOSThe new butterfly house, top, and the Children's Garden, above Finish the week at Mercato First FridayWith a refreshing nip in the air as cooler temperatures move in, Mercato First Fridays make for a night on the town thats not to be missed. The North Naples center invites all to enjoy music, raffles, special merchant offers and more from 6-10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, and every first Friday. To raise funds and awareness for 3-year-old Charlie Mootsipaw, the Neighbors Helping Neighbors recipient for this month, gift certificates from Mercato merchants and restaurants will be raffled off, and the North Naples firefighters will donate a portion of proceeds from their 2010 calendar sales. Charlie, who has liver cancer, will be there, too. He received a liver transplant at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami in July and still is undergoing chemotherapy treatments that require travel to Miami and Fort Myers. His familys bills continue to mount. Neighbors Helping Neighbors, an offshoot of www.iWannahelp.net, focuses its efforts on one individual at every First Friday event. This month The Jacob Jeffries Band performs from 7-10 p.m. across from The Pub. The South Florida foursome was named 2008s Best Live Band by the Broward New Times. DJ Chris Ceron will spin tunes from 6-10 p.m. next to Whole Foods, which will offer wine sampling to swirl, sniff, sip and repeat, with up to 20 selections for only $5. Other restaurants throughout Mercato Bravo!, Capital Grille, AZN McCormick and Schmicks and Blue Martini will have specials starting as early as 4 p.m. and lasting through the evening. Various merchants in the center will offer discounts and gifts with purchases.COURTESY PHOTOThe Jacob Jeffries BandA garden can do a lot of things produce food, provide aesthetic pleasure, be a repository of knowledge about plants. But in my opinion, a great garden has to provide solace. When you go there, you feel complete. Brian Holley, director Naples Botanical Garden An eclectic indie mixOfficial guide and an insiders buzz list of things to see at the Naples International Film Festival. C1, 29-31 Parlaying a windfall Jason Fry aims to be the Battery King of Southwest Florida after hitting a lottery jackpot. B1 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________CHARLIE brillianceBY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ oridaweekly.com
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 5-11, 2009 Instead of ranting as I sometimes do on this soapbox, let me rave. Raving can be a lot fun and its usually bloodless, unlike ranting, although I think its completely misunderstood, at least as Im about to demonstrate it. Most people think that raving requires only a few tools: pom-poms, big bass drums, applause. Maybe an expensive marketing firm or two, or a squad of cheerleaders. Wild enthusiasm is commonplace among ravers, and rationality is not, Im sorry to say. But in my case, I want to be a graver raver, a more serious delirious, if I can. So let me rave quietly for a moment about the Naples Botanical Garden, the subject of this weeks lead story. I wrote the story. Normally, reporters should not comment with opinions on the news they write not that we dont have opinions, me in particular. But when writing news, even feature news like this, we should just shut up about our opinions. In this case, though, nothing is normal because nothing about the Naples Botanical Garden is normal. It used to be that if you went there, like the Oakland of Gertrude Stein, there was no there there. Instead, there was a nice little spot with nice little visitors and some nice little trellises and nice little flowers surrounding a nice little lawn behind a nice little wall where some nice little people would have nice little weddings, from time to time. Perhaps it wasnt quite that nice, but you get the idea. Then something strange occurred. Somebody who was not a nice little visitor came along one day when none of us were really looking. That somebody pulled out a wad of cash, counted off $36 million right on the spot, hired the best landscape architects, engineers, garden managers and ecologists or botanists, brought in the best job supervisors, the best contractors and building crews, and the most devoted band of volunteers, and got to work. About 15 minutes later, they were ready to open the new Naples Botanical Garden, which will happen Nov. 14. So I went out there and looked at it last week with the director, Brian Holley, expecting a mere garden confection, an amusing morning interlude. Instead, I came back a raver with a different world view. First of all, this garden all five of the gardens here, each of them several acres or more is so beautiful that you want to just say, What deadline? What job? What clock? What worries? And many future visitors will, God bless them. But I set my manly jaw and followed the road less traveled. I tore myself away from the place after about three hours so I could come back and rave. Id been startled by the sophistication and design, by the level of botanical calculation and knowledge, by the sheer size of the place, and by the obvious sense that many people in Naples dont have a clue whats just happened right under their noses. That reaction was to be expected, as I thought about it. Its as if New York City had been built without a park, and suddenly one day somebody just said, Here you go, Im giving you Central Park. Go take some pleasure. Although Im raving, I dont think that analogy is far fetched. Naples has other parks and gardens, of course, but there is nothing in the region or even the state to compare to this botanical garden, which is a pure gift to the people. Nobody who did it had to do it, but they did. Fairchild Botanic Gardens in the Miami area is marvelous, too and at 83 acres and 71 years of age, it has both size and tradition (it was designed by the Olmsted Group, whose founder, Frederick Law Olmsted, designed Central Park in New York some 80 years earlier, in 1859). But Naples has the muscular exuberance and imaginative reach of youth or of infancy, to be more accurate. And its a beautiful baby. And it had not one designer but five. And so on.Even that is not what struck me the most, however. What really surprises me is the story of the people who did this.They come from a hundred backgrounds and they tell a thousand tales. The daughter of Barron Collier works hand in hand with a one-time Rocky Mountain homesteader and a rich philanthropist who grew up on a Michigan farm. His son and daughter-in-law give $12 million and work with a woman who was married to a man who ran Scotts Miracle-Gro Company and hated gardening, but devoted his final years to the Botanical Garden, and she and a friend throw the finest Hat Day between here and the Royal Ascot, and all of them rely on the young man from the Indiana farm, now a restoration ecologist who knows more about native species than any of them, or the retired professor of botany who has collected 30,000 plant specimens for the Herbarium, or the volunteers who walk out into the garden and themselves grow either slack-jawed with surprise, or hyper-verbal with excitement.Let me name a few I met: Nancy Williams, Wally and Liz Martel, Joyce Fletcher, Steve Monaghan, and Linda Fichter. Mrs. Fichter, particularly impressive as a raver, wandered back from the birding tower and tossed out a spontaneous rave that I wrote down when she came across me and Mr. Holley. I feel like Im in wonderland. It moves me to tears. It fills your heart with the beauty of place. Its just going to blow peoples minds away. I had no idea it was on this scale. And the birding tower... I wish you could see it through my eyes. When she paused, Mr. Holley turned to me and said, Its really nice when this stuff just comes out unsolicited and you dont even have to pay for it. Now theres a raver manager doubling as a garden manager, too and the best in the business at both, Id say. Youll have to go see what I mean. COMMENTARY Youll have to go see what I mean an l i l a so l i y rogerWILLIAMS email@example.com LUNCH:Mon., Nov. 16th Tues., Dec. 8th 11:30 2:00 pm DINNER:Mon., Nov. 16th Thurs., Dec. 3rd Mon., Dec. 7th. 4:30 7:00 pm LOCATIONNaples Bay Resort 1500 5th Avenue South Naples, FL 34102 239-530-5106
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No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.333.2135 or visit us on the web at www.floridaweekly.com and click on subscribe today.One year mailed subscriptions are available for $29.95. GUEST OPINION Last May, Keep Our Beaches Open formed to monitor conditions on Vanderbilt Beach. Comprised of concerned citizens, we distributed flyers in Naples Park and on Vanderbilt Beach and are in touch with people around the county. We have learned that many in Naples Park are avoiding the beach. Many report that last season was the worst yet. Collier County uses tourist tax dollars, which are technically supposed to benefit tourists, to advertise the beaches of Collier County, both in this country and in Europe. The effort is successful. People flock to our beach in droves during season. With the situation at the south end so untenable, however parking garage crowed even during the week, people crammed on the beach like sardines on weekends and the beach restrooms used far beyond capacity its time to put the focus back on amenities that benefit tourists and resident beachgoers alike. Several things affecting public domain and beach access include: Ritz-Carlton employees, reacting to crowds following the opening of the parking garage more than three years ago, have been involved in several incidents with beachgoers. In May, Floridas Department of Environmental Protection, which oversees public beaches, surveyed the beach that borders the hotel. While the resort embellished a media spin about its northern boundary, the DEP actually came to mark its western boundary. In light of the confusion over public and private beachfront, KOBO asked Collier County to place a sign welcoming people to our public beach and advising beachgoers of public domain rights. In early August, the county put up a sign next to The Ritz-Carltons northern boundary, which is not the actual public beach boundary. We notified the state and the county and the misleading sign came down. There is now a marker in the sand at the western boundary of The RitzCarltons beach. The public is welcome to enjoy the considerable sand to the west of this marker. Signs tell the story. Every few yards on both sides of Gulfshore Drive along Vanderbilt Beach, NO PARKING ANY TIME signs stand tall. Down at ground level, Collier County Parks and Recreation signs are barely visible. Of six public access points, only three are marked. One sign in particular is always being vandalized. Years have gone by and the culprit eludes capture. Collier County has gone to considerable expense to perfect the science of using cameras on traffic lights. Maybe it could employ the same technique on Gulfshore Drives beach access decals. The county recently floated a plan to charge residents for beach parking, which would effectively take care of the parking problem by causing even more people to stay home. Because of the countywide uproar, the plan has been shelved, but we need to stay in touch. Conner Park parking is being expanded to add approximately 78 parking spaces. This is a net increase of approximately 60 spaces because the county is planning to take out the 18 free spaces near the entrance to Delnor-Wiggins State Park in order to have room for a turnabout, four restrooms and a walkover to the beach. Work on this long-overdue project might begin near the end of 2010. When asked why so few spaces are planned, Marla Ramsey, administrator in the countys public services division, said the county determined that this number is sufficient. She also said the county is requesting that Delnor-Wiggins State Park provide 200 additional spaces in its park, and added that park attendants regularly close the gate before its filled to capacity.An administrator with Florida State Parks in Tallahassee said he knows of no such plan, and noted that because thousands of people walk into the park from Vanderbilt Beach to use its facilities for free each year, determining the parks capacity involves more than counting cars.One solution to beach crowding would be to distribute the crowd. Ms. Ramsey suggested that Naples Park residents would put less stress on the parking garage if they were to ride bikes to the Gulfshore Drive access points. While biking is not feasible for many, these public access points provide an excellent means for beachgoers to visit empty stretches of sand for pleasant walks along the water. Many of us moved here because of the beaches and want to preserve a good thing. Please e-mail or call so that we can continue to develop a database and keep you informed: KOBO, firstname.lastname@example.org or 287-1196. Update: Keep Our Beaches Open for all to enjoyBY MARY LOU SMART _________________________Special to Florida WeeklyMOMENTS IN TIME On Nov. 5, 1911, Leonard Slye, later known as Roy Rogers, is born in Cincinnati. The singer and cowboy actor launched The Roy Rogers Show, a mix of music and drama, in 1944. The show always closed with the song Happy Trails, which became known as Rogers theme song. On Nov. 7, 1944, Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt is re-elected president of the United States for a record third time, becoming the first and only president in history to win a fourth term in office. Three months after his inauguration, Roosevelt died of a massive cerebral hemorrhage. On Nov. 9, 1938, in an event that would foreshadow the Holocaust, German Nazis launch a campaign of terror against Jewish people in Germany and Austria. The violence left approximately 100 Jews dead, and 7,500 Jewish businesses damaged. An estimated 30,000 Jewish men were arrested. OPINION Republicans neednt trouble themselves to nominate a presidential candidate in 2012. No matter what, President Barack Obama will be running against George W. Bush. Bush will be Obamas eternal foil. At this rate, when Obama writes his postpresidential memoir, it will be titled An Audacious Presidency, or How I Saved America From That Bastard Bush. His presidential library will have a special fright-house wing devoted to Bushs misrule. He will mutter in his senescence about 43, like the Ancient Mariner about his albatross. Obama clearly wants Bush to be the Hoover to his FDR. Since his predecessor left office with a 34 percent job approval, Obama understandably feels moved to scorn and berate him. But Obamas perpetual campaign against Bush is graceless, whiny and tin-eared. Must the leader of the free world if Obama still accepts that quaint formulation always reach for the convenient excuse? No doubt, Obama inherited formidable challenges, but its usually thus. The presidency is a miserable job. During our first inaugural marking a presidential transition, John Adams thought he could almost hear George Washington thinking: I am fairly out and you fairly in! See which of us will be happiest. Obama complains of having to clean up what he charmingly calls somebody elses mess. Obama took office during a stomach-churning financial crisis, and he now brags weve rescued our economy from catastrophe. Whos we? When then-Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke confronted Bush with the magnitude of the crisis last fall, he told them to do anything necessary to fight it. Bushs support of the ideologically uncongenial TARP legislation, together with Bernankes expansive actions at the Fed, rescued the system. But Obama takes the credit, while pretending Bush heedlessly let the economy burn a tack that is in equal measures petty and dishonest. Obama also blames Bush for the deficit, now at $1.4 trillion. Whatever his own profligacy, Bush didnt compel Obama to spend money nearly as fast as it could be printed, or roughly double the projected debt over the next decade. Obamas motto apparently is Stop Bush before he makes me spend again! In international forums, Obama acts as if Bush were the former president of another country, or a disgraced former leader ousted in a coup. He might at least credit his and his countrys good intentions in toppling Saddam Hussein and promoting democracy in the Middle East. No, hes incapable of it. Obama should be grateful that Bush ordered the surge in Iraq against Obamas opposition. If he hadnt, Obama likely would have on top of everything else inherited a strategically central Middle Eastern country in full-scale civil war. Does Obama express any appreciation, or any humility about his own mistaken call? Of course not. The acid test of the White House inevitably exposes a presidents character flaws: Nixons corrosive paranoia, Clintons self-destructive indiscipline, Bushs stubborn defensiveness. Obama in the crucible is exhibiting an oddly self-pitying arrogance. Its unbecoming in anyone, let alone the most powerful man on the planet. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.BY RICH LOWRYObama the graceless
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 5-11, 2009 ers have had to steal food just to stay alive. Watching their lives transform so completely in the surroundings of the school is a very moving experience, Ms. Schaef says. Its like watching the ceiling on their lives bursts open. Its remarkable the impact that opportunity can have on outlook and behavior.Based on the success of the Kujali approach, she hopes to one day be able to replicate the model in other developing regions around the globe, particularly in the Sudan or Nepal. If it works well in one place, it might just be a good solution in another place as well, she says. But Kujali International still needs many resources in order to be able to achieve the full scope of its goals. We are hoping for donations of cell phones, computers and other technological items, Ms. Schaef says Right now the kids are learning about computers by drawing on a chalk board. Many of them have never even seen a real personal computer. If we hope to prepare these kids for the future in a legitimate and meaningful way, they are going to need modern tools to help them to remain competitive. Though her ambitions are large, she has determination enough to match it. I believe the Kujali International approach can have a tremendous and lasting impact on the young people of Tanzania and maybe on at-risk youths in other places as well, she says. Its a big goal, but its an important one, and I and my partners are determined to succeed. For more information on how you can help Kujali International, e-mail info@ kujali.org.15 MINUTES in education. Right now I am traveling back and forth between California and Tanzania she says, but once I graduate at the end of the year, I plan to move to Tanzania full-time. She says her academic training has prepared her well for the work she has ahead of her. My goals havent changed, so much as grown to encompass a much broader scope of service, she explains. Based on the need that I have seen, I wish to be able to help enrich the life of an entire child not just academically, but in every way necessary, to help give them a broader range of options for the future.Many of the students at Kujali have lived in severely compromised situations. Some were forced to quit school at a young age in order to help support their families; oth-Some experiences change the way you live your life the way you view the world. Thats how Sydney Schaef describes her opportunity to study abroad in 2006, as part of her undergraduate degree program at the University of Florida. Preparing to be a teacher at the time, Sydney traveled to Tanzania as a student volunteer with an interest in learning what education is like in developing countries. Since then, her life has never been the same. Today shes the founder and president of Kujali International, a nonprofit organization based in the United States and operating in Tanzania. Committed to caring for some of the worlds most vulnerable youth, the organization educates and equips these students with the tools, resources and opportunities necessary to overcome the cycle of poverty in their lives. To accomplish these goals, Ms. Schaef, in cooperation with other community-based organizations in the region, has created a non-traditional boarding school for children in grades 9-12. The school represents a basic change in the way aid is administered to atrisk children. Traditional orphanages give kids a place to live, but no specific training or education for the future; schools provide education, but send kids home to very bad situations in many cases, she says. Kujali is designed to break the cycle that leads to generation after generation of need and misfortune, by providing a solid, preparatory education in a safe and encouraging environment that nurtures the individuals whole development, she adds.Most boarding schools in Tanzania are attended by only the wealthiest students in the region. Ms. Schaef recognized the advantages of turning that tradition on its head and providing a comparable opportunity for those in the most need. The idea came to her after a chance meeting with Hezekia Mwalugaja, the founder and director of HOCET, a community-based organization in Tanzania dedicated to permanently improving the lives of children and other residents.Ms. Schaef says meeting Mr. Mwalugaja was for her life-changing and fortuitous. Seeing the positive influence that this one man was having on his community inspired me to want to do something similar in my life, and helped me to see a path to achieve that objective, she recalls. She adds that one of her organizations key goals is to give the young people at Kujali the skills to work as agents of change in their own communities so that they will be able to prevent the next generation from encountering similar suffering. She grew up in Naples with two brothers, Steven and Aaron, and attended Naples Christian Academy for middle school and Baron Collier High School. She had always planned to become a teacher and is currently attending UCLA to earn her masters Student trip to Tanzania leads to a new way of life COURTESY PHOTOSydney Schaef with friends in TanzaniaBY PAMELA V. KROL ____________________Special to Florida Weekly
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painful thing you can imagine, recalls Ellin Goetz, a Naples resident and celebrated landscape architect who created the Gardens master plan from old ideas and a series of charettes informal brainstorming sessions. Vassar-educated in art and art history with a masters degree in landscape architecture from the University of Massachusetts, Ms. Goetz participated as the regions single representative to the international designer A-list. Along with the site plan, she designed one of the Gardens five distinct pods, the Florida Garden. Joining her in the pantheon of creators are landscape architects who have served kingdoms, countries and celebrities (including Mick Jagger and Sylvester Stalone): Robert Truskowski (the Caribbean Garden); Raymond Jungles (the Brazilian Garden); Herb Shawl (the Childrens Garden); and Made Wijaya (the Asian Garden). Architects and gardenersTheir stories are sometimes nearly as dazzling as their gardens. Mr. Wijaya, for example, was born Michael White in Australia, where he once played professional tennis. He later jumped ship in a rainstorm, according to his on-line autobiography, and swam ashore at Bali to become a landscape architect and author of definitive books on Asian gardens. For the first time in my career, he notes, the Naples Botanical Garden allowed me to weave together all the decorative magic of these far-flung (Asian) cultures, while telling a story of the significance, in the plant world, of crop plants of Southeast Asian origin. Golden-tongued as well as greenthumbed, he adds, It has been a joy unparalleled working with the greats of the U.S. garden design world Robert Truskowski and Raymond Jungles, Ellin Goetz and Brian Holleys admirable team of project specialists. Those greats are not yet through working (neither is Mr. Wijawa, who will complete the Asia Garden next spring), and theyre looking for more than the sum of the parts. A garden can do a lot of things produce food, provide aesthetic pleasure, be a repository of knowledge about plants, says Mr. Holley. But in my opinion, he adds, a great garden has to provide solace. When you go there, you feel complete. To help someday visitors find that completion more quickly, the Garden hired a preeminent architectural firm from San Antonio, Lake/Flato Architects, to put the master plan and the designs of the landscape architects into working order and then to supervise the phoenix-from-the-ashes construction, which some people here have taken to calling, a six-month miracle. If the effect is astounding, it is also still in process.A work in progressOur mark will be here long after we are gone, notes Mr. Truskowski, designer of the Caribbean Garden. The gardens I design in Europe typically are never seen at maturity by those who design them, because clients want to leave a legacy for the future. American gardens are often designed for the generation constructing them. The Naples Botanical Garden goes far beyond that. How far beyond that is hard to tell, but it requires an ability to look back, too. Mr. Jungles, who studied in Brazil with the late Roberto Burle Marx perhaps the most important landscape designer of the 20th century, and a cousin of Karl Marx created the Brazilian Garden in memory of his peerless teacher. This is a tribute garden, he says. I was definitely trying to think as he would. His work was my inspiration that and his love of plants, (here) abstractly organized by the different ecosystems in Brazil, almost all indigenous. Mr. Jungles insisted his famous teacher contribute to the Garden, too, even from the grave. He retrieved the mosaic panel of tiles in reds, greens, blues, yellows and oranges that crowns the Brazilian Garden from Venezuela. Created by Mr. Burle Marx, the rectangular piece stretching some 18 feet above an obsidian-black pool where giant Amazon water lilies seem to bleed their color from the art itself, as if painting themselves onto the waters surface. It represents the only work of Mr. Burle Marx on display in North America. Beauty is everywhere a common quality here, but so is whimsy, along with intense botanical and logistical discipline, a sense of risk-taking and fun, hard science and a tremendous research potential. Professor emeritus George Wilder, for example, a botanist quietly collecting plant species native from the Panhandle to the Keys, has more than 30,000 North American specimens maintained in the Gardens herbarium. Some hail from as far away as Alaska, but more than 14,000 come from Florida, many from as close as the Fakahatchee Strand in southeastern Collier County.The money storyIn a compass so wide, the Garden requires great rivers of cash $36 million to date, says Mr. Holley. The goal to complete the Garden before establishing major reserves is $50 million. Some of that money has come from the Kapnick family the late Harvey Kapnick and his son and daughter-inlaw, Scott and Kathleen Kapnick, who keep homes in New York City and Naples. The elder Mr. Kapnick found the land and bought it. From his collusion with educators arises the Gardens most prominent new building, the Harvey Kapnick Education and Research Center for environmental biology, landscape architecture and plant research, a joint project with Florida Gulf Coast University. My father felt that we all benefited from living in towns and cities where early planners had the foresight to protect key areas from development and to create great public spaces, such as Central Park in New York or the lakefront in Chicago, Scott Kapnick says. He also believed that Naples was in need of protecting some of its open spaces from development, and that the community had a huge opportunity to create a world-class tropical botanical garden. That vision came from a man who grew up on a farm in Michigan, Mr. Kapnick explains a man who wanted children to know where plants came from, how they develop and how they can be used. When his father died, Mr. Kapnick adds, Kathleen and I made the decision to help the organization, which really might have collapsed without our support at that time. A couple of years later, the couple anchored the Garden with a major gift. I call the Naples Botanical Garden Harveys Dream, because he was the visionary, notes Juliet (Judy) Sproul, a daughter of Barron Collier Jr. and the current chairman of the board at the Garden. The late Mr. Kapnick recruited many Neapolitans to his cause. In the case of Mrs. Sproul, he gave her a tour of the Chicago Botanic Garden one day, where he had been an instrumental force. I sat and listened to him, and when we were finished I thought, This is one of the smartest people Ive ever met or known, she says. From him Mrs. Sproul learned how to grow donors and supporters, and to push a cause she came to believe in deeply, she says and so did others. One of them is Jane Berger, a board member and one of the organizers of the high-profile annual soiree known as Hats In The Garden (coming up Wednesday, Nov. 11, as part of the Gardens grand opening celebration). Mrs. Berger picks up the story of a money trail marked by extraordinary generosity and vision. In 2003 or 2004, Scott and Kathleen Kapnick kicked off this campaign with a $12 million gift, she says. There were other big gifts, and we found Brian Holley who came in and organized this, and then very soon after we started Hats In The Garden. My husband was asked to come on the board, and then he became chairman for four or five years. Her husband, Chuck Berger, died late last year. The family had lived all over the world when he worked for the H.J. Heinz Company it was that or live in Pittsburgh, where the company is headquartered, Mrs. Berger says. That gave them a taste for high culture, including botanical gardens, if not for gardening itself.www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 5-11, 2009 GARDENSFrom page 1 GOETZ WILDER opening festivitiesThe public is invited and encouraged to help celebrate the new Naples Botanical Garden on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 14-15. The of cial ribbon-cutting will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, followed by activities and entertainment both days for the entire family. Admission is $9.95 for adults, $4.95 for children ages 4-14, and free for children 3 and younger. The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company is the presenting sponsor for the grand opening festivities. For more information, visit www. naplesgarden.org. great gardens of the world Naples Botanical Garden 170 acres, opening Nov. 14 Kew Gardens, London 300 acres, 250 years old The New York Botanical Garden 250 acres, 118 years old The Singapore Botanic Gardens 15 acres, 150 years old Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden (South Africa) 1,305 acres, 96 years old The Royal Botanical Gardens, Toronto 2,700 acres, 68 years old Reids Palace, Madeira (off the coast of Africa) 10 acres, 118 years old (In this garden Winston Churchill mused over his memoirs, and George Bernard Shaw learned to dance the tango.) COURTESY PHOTOThe Brazilian Garden, top, and Caribbean Garden at the Naples Botanical Garden
WEEK OF NOVEMBER 5-11, 2009 NEWS A9 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.comHe was not a gardener, Mrs. Berger recalls with a laugh. He was not interested in gardens. After Heinz, he ran the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company and turned it around, which is ironic considering he didnt garden. But he was a businessman, a manager and that was his gift. This takes horticulturists, it takes landscape gardeners, it takes managers, it takes the team. This has been the work of so many people like the volunteers who come out religiously. Mrs. Berger, who grew up in Arkansas, does keep a garden or two herself, she says but not at the Garden itself. Honey, I dont put my hands in the dirt there, she admits. I just talk a lot. It takes that, too.Whimsy, science and engineeringBack at the Childrens Garden, theres a great deal of talking, inspired by waterfalls, caves, growing edibles and tree houses, all around a massive strangler fig that Mr. Holley and his workers saved and moved. Just as they rescued many plants here from roadsides or parking lots or demolition-bound buildings, the team took painstaking care with the tree, using two front-end loaders to accommodate both the trunk and its 20-foot root ball. Among the other whimsies: a towering royal poinciana tree named Chuck, for Mr. Berger, who always wore colorful striped socks with his tuxedos. The great tree has six or seven painted circles around its trunk, in celebration of Mr. Bergers charmingly stylish eccentricity. There is also an eye-catching clogged toilet, turquoise blue and topped by a pair of porcelain clogsprouting flowers of various hues, along with blooming gold bags, basketball shoes and ribbons of small, playful mosaics created by the Italian artist and designer Roberto de Angelis, a Neapolitan whose young daughter even contributed work. Herb Shawl taught me that we should design botanical gardens the same way for adults as for children a garden should engage them in the same way, says Ms. Goetz. The Childrens Garden really does that, and I guess the excuse for all the adults who will wander in and be delighted is that its engaging the children. Children are not forgotten elsewhere in the Garden, either. I intended the Garden to be a destination to reach shade and water. I wanted the children to have a place to be able to rest and play steel drums, soccer, whatever else, says Mr. Truskowski, referring to a long rectangle of flawless green lawn. And I wanted the adults to have a place to see the evolution of the garden from pre-Colombian to current times. Not far away, the breathtaking fall blooms of silk floss trees form clouds of lavender against the blue sky, anchoring the Asian Garden, which will reach completion next year. Hard trails and boardwalks thread it all or at least the 60 or so acres that serve up long lake and wetland views that nose into the belly of 90 acres of preserved and restored wild lands. Eagles and kestrels, otters and humans, native ducks and turtles and gopher tortoises (55 of them, according to the Gardens gopher tortoise management plan) have alighted here together among the seemingly incongruous but enchanting notes of other botanical worlds and some 7,000 plants tracked by the Gardens sophisticated database. For Chad Washburn, the Gardens restoration ecologist and a native species expert, its a happy conflict. We have a hardwood hammock on site created near a picnic area, for example, says Mr. Washburn. And to put that together, to sit those plants together so it looks like a natural hammock to find the right species so it looks wild thats different than the work of landscape architects. But Im surrounded by them, and Ive learned a lot from them. As humans, we have this thought process we want to organize things, Mr. Washburn adds. I have to try and step away from that and make it less organized and more natural. But even so, I still find myself enjoying the organization. And all of that organization hides something just as significant as the visual palette. Beneath the Garden, mostly out of sight, lies the engineering.What lies beneathTo create the system and to meet the arduous, many-year permitting requirements for water control imposed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the South Florida Water Management District contractors moved 250,000 cubic yards of soil, notes Mr. Holley. A single loaded dump truck can move about 20 cubic yards. They re-sculpted the site, established an underground irrigation system and even incorporated the parking lots into the entire green design. The water sheets across the parking lots to be captured in the bio swales, Ms. Goetz explains. Those broad, wide channels dropped a yard below the asphalt are filled with native plants. Water filters through those plants, then drains into pipes aimed at the front entrance, where we created a wetland, she adds. The wetland filters the water again, before shooting it into the lakes. Elsewhere water drains from other parts of the garden through the several-acre river of grass, which effectively cleans it. In all of this effort exists an ethic, to use Ms. Goetzs word, or a morality, to use Mr. Holleys. That is, to be as environmentally progressive as possible, which is different from the agendas of a lot of other projects driven by powerful market forces, Ms. Goetz says. Something else exits here, too, perhaps something found only in a great garden: an aching human prayer. It was once posed in a poem by William Blake: To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palms of your hand and eternity in an hour. For many, that prayer is about to be answered in the Naples Botanical Garden. THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF THE GARDEN: Juliet (Judy) SproulJuliet Sproul comes from the first family of Collier County, or at least from the most famous. The daughter of Barron Collier Jr., she was raised in Connecticut and on Floridas east coast and arrived in Naples almost 40 years ago as the young mother of three girls. Her husband had died suddenly, and that event, she says, made me want to return to where my roots were but I didnt want to do it on the coattails of the Collier name. Almost naturally, it seems, she became part of Barron Collier Enterprises, where she helped create and design Grey Oaks Country Club. Shes contributed to many community efforts, and her flair for organizing, designing landscapes and making something better than it was is probably most evident at the Naples Botanical Garden, say those who know her. Her insights into the arduous process required to create the Garden are revealing. The hardest part was going through the permitting process with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the South Florida Water Management District, she says. A botanical garden was not a classification anybody knew how to do, she explains. We have different habitats, our property is environmentally sensitive, mangroves are bordering on the bay, and there are pineland habitats with gopher tortoises Water management was a strong part of the permitting process. Theyre very demanding, and properly so. It wasnt like the old days, when her grandfather founded the county. We had to get not only the environmental permits, but permits for structures, she says. Even to put up a fence we have to have a permit. Once all the permits were in hand, they broke ground with a vengeance and replaced it with other ground, and seeds and plants and a system to keep all the water on site, including run-off. We worked like race horses all summer, Mrs. Sproul says. I dont think anybody can believe what weve made of it.THE DIRECTOR: Brian HolleyBrian Holley is the right seed for the right garden, say his many admirers in Naples. Hes been with the Naples Botanical Garden for four years as executive director, following a much-celebrated 13-year tour as director of the Cleveland Botanical Garden. A great bear of amiability and a native Canadian, Mr. Holley couples charisma with strategic vision, hard-nosed pragmatism and a broad scientific acumen. He holds a degree in forestry, and he once worked and homesteaded in the remote Rocky Mountains of British Columbia before shifting course and becoming a master of botanical gardening. He took up the gardening life at the 2,700-acre Royal Botanical Garden near Toronto. Like the much smaller Naples Botanical Garden, that one also strived to be complete. It had a great library, it had conservation, it had a good science program with tremendous expertise in scientists, and it had horticultural therapy thats something were going to do here, he says. At the new Garden, Mr. Holley will soon unveil an enabling garden devoted to horticultural therapy, flanking an idea garden where anyone can learn what food plants can grow in the subtropics. Ive been in many gardens in the world, and I admire many, but its rare to find that thing that seems present in only a few I guess Id call it solace, he notes. More than anything, that quality will define the Naples Botanical Garden under Mr. Holleys guidance.THE PHILANTHROPIST: Scott KapnickScott Kapnick clearly loves his father, the late Harvey Kapnick, as well as his fathers causes, making them his own. Born and raised on a Michigan farm, Harvey Kapnick cultivated in his son his own belief in giving back to the community where he lived, says Mr. Kapnick. He supported the arts, education, and other causes which enrich peoples lives. So do his son and daughter-in-law, who live and work in New York Mr. Kapnick maintains Highbridge Principal Strategies LLC, based in Manhattan and own a home in Naples. With four children and brothers and sisters on each side of the family, the Kapnicks are clear about their contributions in the world. Kathleen and I believe that the most important things one does in life are the things that continue beyond ones lifetime, he Mr. Kapnick says. The Garden is a gift to the city of Naples a place where all members of the community can enjoy themselves. There are tremendous educational benefits from having the Garden, but it is also a place where people can come to relax, enjoy nature and contemplate life. I think it will be a very important tourist attraction to this great community, too.SPROUL HOLLEY KAPNICK COURTESY PHOTOPotted beauty at the Naples Botanical Garden
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Florida continues to make its mark on the film industryA nifty idea: The NIFFIn 1988, with the Economic Development Council of Collier Countys public recognition of the film production industry as an important one for our community, the state of Florida designated the EDC as the official Collier County Film Commission.Our paradise coast was ripe and ready for an independent film festival, and Maggie McCarty laid the foundation from 19982004 with the Marco Island Film Festival. Now the Naples International Film Festival is poised and ready to make its mark much to the surprise of many, and much to the delight of many more. (See complete coverage in Section C this week.)Festival founders Rowan Samuel, Eric Raddatz and Daniel Linehan, originally perceived by some as the Three Stooges, transitioned to the Three Amigos and now are widely considered the Three Musketeers. You decide whos who: DArtagnan, Porthos and Aramis. DArtagnan is the duty-bound Musketeer, honorable, headstrong and prone to impulsive decisions. Porthos is self-serving and self-praising, with a lust for the finer things in life. Aramis, the humble one, is religious, skilled and intelligent, thus making him a formidable soldier with an appreciation for the finer things as well. As for the founders of the NIFF, their all for one and one for all philosophy is what kept these NIFF dreamers moving forward. As Jeffrey Katzenberg said, Everything had to be dreamed, and dream is what the NIFF team did. And arent we glad they did? Every single thing you see on screen came out of somebodys creativity. It doesnt exist. Nature didnt deliver it to us. Everything had to be dreamed. Jeffrey Katzenberg, DreamworksThe history of film begins in 1824, when British physician Peter Mark Roget developed what he called persistence of vision, a series of individual still pictures that created an illusion of movement when they were set into motion. This flash of creativity laid the foundation for the cinema. With the rise of inventions and experiments in the late 19th century, motion pictures came to life with the development of cameras, projectors and transparent celluloid film. George Eastman came along in 1878 with his first photographic dry plates, which he followed a year later with a sensitized paper roll for photographic film that could use with his small box Kodak. Our Southwest Florida neighbor, Thomas Edison, is credited with the development of early motion picture cameras and projectors, but it was really his assistant, William Dickson, who around 1892 designed a camera powered by a motor called a kinteograph.The war weary head to the moviesCreativity continued to flourish in the film industry and by the 1950s, a decade known for its post-war affluences such as television and drive-in theaters, the greatest generation was making new traditions. During this time, Southwest Florida began BY LOIS BOLIN ____________________Special to Florida Weeklymaking its own mark on the movies scene. Today were the No. 3 state for filming, after New York and California. We provided the locale for four films in the 1950s: Lady Without a Passport with Hedy Lamarr (1950); The Barefoot Mailman with Robert Cummings (1951); Distant Drums with Gary Cooper (1951); and Wind Across the Everglades with Christopher Plummer and Burl Ives (1958). While many believe Winds Across the Everglades was the first film about the Everglades, I learned several months ago such might not be the case.When the winds blew firstSteve Briggs, a nephew of Dr. Jack Briggs and local Old-Timer, called to say that he had gotten wind that his grandfather, Stephen T. Briggs (of Briggs & Stratton Motors), who also had a film studio on Gordon Drive, 2700 Solano Studios, had shot several films here. The younger Mr. Briggs believed that a few of those films might have been saved from a fire at the studio. Jim Haynes, whose parents owned the beach store and movie theater (on Third Street South, where Marissa Collections sits today), confirmed Steves notion. After much hesitation (and rightly so), Mr. Haynes signed over the two remaining 16mm reels from the elder Briggss 1951 shoots. One filmed on the Tamiami Trail is so brittle that special care will need to be given before it can be transferred to DVD; the other reel, filmed in the Everglades, has been carefully transferred by David Frelick of Alpha Media Inc. and is awaiting a special showing date. Stay tuned for more on that. Memorable linesHeres some lm trivia to get you in the mood for the Naples International Film Festival. See if you can match the quote with the movie: >>1: Oh, it was nobodys fault but my own. I was looking up. It was the nearest thing to heaven. You were there. >>2: Do, or do not. There is no try. >> 3: One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I dont know. >>4: There are simply too many notes. >>5: Now I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his countr y. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country. >>6: Does your dog bite? >>7: There are only two things more beautiful than a good gun a Swiss watch and a woman from anywhere. >>8: All-righty then! >>9: Y ou never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it. >>10: W ell, heres another nice mess youve gotten me into! MA TCH THE QUOTE: >>A. The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976) >> B. Red River (1948) >> C. To Kill A Mockingbird (1962) >> D. Animal Crackers (1930) >> E. Patton (1970) >> F. Sons of the Desert (1933) >> G. Amadeus (1984) >>H. An Affair to Remember (1957) >> I. Star Wars V (1980) >> J. Ace Ventura (1994)
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Mayor Stu Rasmussen, 61, of Silverton, Ore., elected last year even though he dresses openly as a woman, drew criticism from officials of a community group in July when he addressed students while wearing a miniskirt and a swimsuit top. Critics suggested he should dress at least in professional womens clothes when speaking to youth groups. New York City, which is sued more than 1,000 times a year, has a policy of settling some lawsuits quickly to avoid the risk of expensive judgments. The New York Daily News reported in October that more than 20 lawsuits, going back several years, were filed by members of the East 21st Street Crew (a well-known Brooklyn gang notorious for selling crack cocaine), and that the city has settled every time, paying out more than $500,000. The civil rights lawsuits were over possibly illegal searches and for criminal charges that the city later dismissed. Ludicrous police reports St. Paul, Minn., police were called to the 1300 block of Desoto Street in July by a 43-year-old man, who demanded that a report be filed because he had found a slice of half-eaten pizza near his fence and thought it represented someones intent to harass him. A nine-hour, 16-officer search of the home of alleged drug kingpin Michael Difalco, near Lakeland, Fla., in March, apparently was not exciting enough. Surveillance video (from Difalcos security system) released by police in September showed that the easily distracted officers also took time out to play spirited frames of bowling on Difalcos Wii game. Since the detectives were unaware of the camera, they uninhibitedly pumped their fists and shouted gleefully with every strike. Police supervisors acknowledged the unprofessional behavior but said the search nonetheless was productive. Least competent criminalDaniel Taylor Jr., 33, was arrested in Elizabethton, Tenn., in September following a domestic disturbance complaint against a neighbor. A sheriffs deputy had gone to Taylors house by mistake, wrongly thinking it was the source of the complaint, but Taylor immediately surrendered to the deputy anyway, and turned around to be handcuffed. When the deputy inquired why Taylor thought he should be arrested, Taylor said he assumed the deputy had come to arrest him for violating probation on earlier charges. The deputy took Taylor to the station before resuming the domestic disturbance call. NEWS OF THE WEIRD BY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATEFetishes on paradeGary Moody, 49, was charged in federal court in Portland, Maine, with lingering inside a pit toilet in the White Mountain National Forest. He admitted to having an outhouse problem. Moody was not caught in the act, but because he had pleaded no contest to a similar incident in 2005, he was a prime suspect and eventually confessed. Things you thought didnt happen anymoreBombastic financier R. Allen Stanford was able to maintain secrecy in the multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme he allegedly operated for years out of a bank in Antigua because he and Antiguas chief bank regulator had met in secret in 2003 and taken an actual blood oath of loyalty. The hematic bonding was revealed by Stanfords No. 2 executive, James Davis, who pleaded guilty in August in federal court in Houston
Brave. Heart. This Veterans Day we salute the veterans in our community who sacriced and gave their time and talent in the armed forces, especially our employees, physicians and volunteers of the Lee Memorial Health System family. You bravely fought for those who could not and have valiantly protected our country when called upon to serve. Your spirit of service and sense of purpose lead by example, inspiring thousands in our community to volunteer and serve. Your character is dened by quiet moments, small gestures, extended hands and a positive attitude. To all who say, I can make a dierence, we say a simple and heartfelt, thank you.World class health care is closer than you think. www.leememorial.org
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA14 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 5-11, 2009 Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.com Pick up a copy of Florida Weekly at any of these fine Marco Island establishmentsNow Available on Marco Island CONSERVANCY NEWS The Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center reopened to the public Nov. 1 and is offering visitors free admission through December. Donations are encouraged at the Guest Services Desk. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Electric boat rides are not offered, as fallen mangroves and other vegetation are blocking the old Gordon River channel owned by Collier County that is used by the electric boats. The Conservancy is working with the county to secure permitting and to clear the area as safely and quickly as possible. While the Conservancy Nature Center continues its $17 million renovations, parking at the center is limited. However, guests can still enjoy the following wildlife activities on a daily basis: 10 a.m. and noon Secrets of Sea Turtles 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Snakes Alive! 1 p.m. Wild about Wildlife (with live birds on Wednesday and Saturday) 3 p.m. Sea Turtle Feeding The Conservancy Discovery Center and Nature Store are open, and kayak rentals are available. Since 1964, The Conservancy of Southwest Florida has operated as a grassroots organization focused on the critical environmental issues of the Southwest Florida region. Headquarters are at 1450 Merrihue Drive, off Goodlette-Frank Road at 14th Avenue North. The Conservancys $17 million renovation project to create a sustainable campus is just one element of its Saving Southwest Florida $33 million capital campaign. For information, call 262-0304 or visit www. conservancy.org. Conservancy Nature Center says welcome back The Conservancy of Southwest Florida Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic needs a working refrigerator to hold the donated produce the facility receives for feeding its wildlife inhabitants. Contact Joanna Fitzgerald, Wildlife Rehabilitation Center director, for more information by calling 403-4227 or e-mailing JoannaF@conservancy.org. Wildlife clinic needs refrigerator COURTESY PHOTOConservancy staffer Kelly Sowers with a red rat snake. The Collier County Audubon Society invites members and guests to hear avian ecologist Ted Below when he discusses least terns, the smallest terns found in North America, and how to help protect this threatened species. Mr. Below will be the guest speaker at the societys annual meeting, which begins at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, at The Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Call 643-7822 for more information. Audubon Society will hear from expert on least terns In honor of those who protect our country today or who have served in the past, Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is offering free admission to all active military and veterans from Saturday, Nov. 7, through Wednesday, Nov. 11. Military personnel must present a current military identification or membership card in a veterans organization and matching name photo ID. Adult and child guests in their party will receive $2 off regular Zoo admission.The Zoo welcomes guests daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the last ticket sold at 4 p.m. Entrance to the Zoo is at 1590 Goodlette-Frank Road across from the Coastland Center mall in the heart of Naples. For more information, call 262-5409 or visit www. napleszoo.org. Naples Zoo thanks veterans with free admission offerCOURTESY PHOTOFourth annual Wild Shots Photo Contest (advanced) winner: Leopard by Richard Evans of Naples
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA16 NEWS NOVEMBER 5-11, 2009 The League of Women Voters of Collier County invites members and the public to a panel discussion about Your Tax Bill, The Budget and The Services You Expect at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9, at the Collier Athletic Club. League members are concerned about the impact that the current economic climate is having on local public services, says Sandy Parker, league president. Understanding that it must be difficult for Collier County officials to meet the expectations of the citizens at a time when a large percentage of governments revenue has been wiped out, we are more interested than ever in learning how and why these hard choices are made by those deeply involved in the process. Panelists John Yonkosky, director, Collier County office of management and budget; Mark Isackson, senior management and budget analyst; Steve Harrison, chairman, Collier County Productivity Committee; Donna Fiala, Collier County commissioner, District l; and Abe Skinner, Collier County property appraiser, will explain how they determine the services citizens need and the cost of those services, and how they plan a budget to meet community needs and expectations. Meeting attendance is free. A buffet lunch beginning at noon is offered for $20 for league members and $25 for others. For reservations, phone 263-4656 or e-mail email@example.com. Deadline for lunch reservations is 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5. The Collier Athletic Club is at 710 Goodlette Road North. The League of Women Voters of Collier County is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Membership is open to women and men. There will be no meeting in December. Meetings resume Jan. 11 with Hot Topic in Social Policy and continue Feb. 8 with Update on the State of Floridas Everglades Land Purchase, March 8 with Hot Topic in the Local Justice System and April 12 with On the Road to Citizenship: A Look Inside with immigration attorney Casey Wolff. For information about the league and for contact information for federal, state and local government officials, voter information and league publications, call 263-4656 or visit www.lwvcolliercounty. org. League of Women Voters invites public to hear county experts IN A JACUZZI HOTTUB THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD DISAPPEARS $1000 OFF!Voted BEST place to buy 12 years in a row!Up to We Love Warm Water Shop & Compare We have theLOWEST PRICES in Town! 10154 Heritage Bay Blvd. Naples, FL 34120(East of I-75 off Immokalee Rd.)www.golfheritagebay.comCall 239-384-6166Heritage BayPrime Rib dinner Just $14.95November 6thBrunch is $11.95Carved Turkey, Ham and Prime Rib plus all the fixings and trimmings,$24.95Reservations needed, call 384-6166.Thanksgiving Buffet in Naples newest clubOPEN TO THE PUBLIC Try the most beautiful dining room in town Transform your castaways into cash by setting up at Treasures in a Trunk, at Big Cypress Marketplace, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7. Spaces are $10 per 9-by-20-foot area; tables are $10 each. Participants set up in reserved spaces in the west parking lot visible from Tamiami Trail. There is also be a designated area where sellers can sell directly from their car trunk, pickup bed or van. Big Cypress Marketplace is on U.S. 41 East/Tamiami Trail, four miles east of Collier Boulevard. To reserve a space or for more information, call 262-4622. Sell your stuff at Treasures in a Trunk
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Now volunteers, mostly retirees, include parishioners from other Roman Catholic churches in the area, including St. John the Evangelist, St. Ann and St. Agnes. The unique outreach program receives support and encouragement from Collier County Public Schools and The Education Foundation of Collier County. Montes Bus runs Tuesday and Thursday mornings, September through May. Each fall, a few regulars begin the new school year, and by January, February and March, the ranks reach a peak of nearly 70 riders each week. Immokalee educators conservatively estimate that the program provides more than 5,000 volunteer hours each year, all benefiting Immokalees school children. Pinecrest Elementary School guidance counselor Michele Meyer has worked with the group for several years. Their contributions extend beyond the benefits of tutoring and working with students when they come as a group on the bus, she says. Their contributions are ongoing and consistent. We appreciate all they offer to our students and staff. A retired businessman from the New Jersey area, Mr. Montefalcone has also volunteered for The Education Foundation of Collier County for many years. Ive always worked with kids, been a coach, he says modestly about why he does what he does. And the needs, especially here in Immokalee, are obvious. The success of the program, he adds, is possible only because of caring retirees like Donna Byram, a part-time Collier resident from Peewaukee, Wis., who has volunteered every Tuesday for more than a year. And David and Betty Quist, whove been riding the bus for five years. Although week after week, many respond to Mr. Montefalcones call for service, he and his volunteers would welcome more company on Montes Bus as the wheels go round on the 45-minute trip to and from Immokalee. At exactly 12:56 p.m. that Tuesday, the bus returns to the Sams Club parking lot. 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Members work in the community to educate cyclists, pedestrians and drivers, organize bicycle rodeos for kids and install lights on bikes for low-income individuals who use their bikes for commuting. The coalition also pushes local government to install and maintain sidewalks, bike lanes and off-road multi-use pathways. The group is planning two major bike rides: The fifth annual Iron Joe Bonness Turkey Ride, Sunday, Nov. 29 Beginning at North Collier Regional Park, rides of 10, 20, 30, 62 and 80 miles are mapped out for bicyclists of all abilities. The fourth annual Pedaling for Pathways Brunch, Sunday, Jan. 24 Setting out from Lowdermilk Beach Park, riders can choose to pedal 10, 20, 30, 62 or 100 miles. Registration includes continental breakfast, fully supported road ride, lunch from Carrabbas Italian Grill and a T-shirt for all who sign up by Friday, Nov. 13.Registration for each ride is $30 for Naples Pathways Coalition members and $35 for others. New membership for $55 includes registration for the Turkey Ride. The first child 10 and younger rides free with a paid adult; additional children pay $15 each.For more information, call 810-5949 or visit www.naplespathways.org. Its time to shape up for pedaling with the Naples Pathways Coalition
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 5-11, 2009 NEWS A21 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 HHA299992099Services Available NationwideYou now have a choice to keep a frail, aging person in their own home and out of a nursing home. Let our professional Care Managers and their integrated team of SeniorBridge Caregivers provide care in your home 24/7. Benefits of SeniorBridge: Reduced hospitalizations Better overall physical health Improved quality of life Less family stress SeniorBridge.com 5621 Strand Blvd. Suite 301 Naples (239) 594-5004 14260 Metropolis Ave. Suite 103 Fort Myers (239) 561-7100 Living Safely in the Comfort of Your Home Collier County(239)-430-8300 (239)-213-0355 HHA299991482Lee County(239)-561-7100 HHA299992947Charlotte County(941)-205-2956 HHA299992099 Serving Lee, Collier & Charlotte counties 20% OFF Former players from the National Football League toured Step by Step Early Childhood Education & Therapy Center recently to learn more about the charity, which is one of three to benefit from the Inaugural Gridiron Legends Charity Shootout coming up Dec. 4 and 5 at Palmira Golf & Country Club in Bonita Springs. Step by Step has been assisting children of diverse abilities and their families in Collier County for more than 25 years, providing a safe, nurturing environment that supports their social, emotional, cognitive, language and physical development. Dozens of former NFL players have been invited to participate in the Gridiron Legends Charity Shootout. Those who have committed to play include were former St. Louis Cardinals quarterback Jim Hart and former Houston Oilers linebacker Jack Laraway, along with Tony Nathan and Bob Kuechenberg, Miami Dolphins, Joe Cribbs, Cornelius Bennett and Jimmie Gilies, Buffalo Bills; Parnell Dickinson, Los Angeles Rams; and Eddie Payton, Cleveland Browns. The tournament will begin Friday, Dec. 4, with a pairings party and will continue the next day with breakfast followed by the 18-hole scramble, awards ceremony and raffles. The festivities will conclude with a three-team shootout to determine the champion team. The winning team will earn a spot to play in the 2010 South Florida NFL Alumni Chapter Super Bowl Golf Tournament in February 2010 in Fort Lauderdale, which is a qualifier for the Super Bowl of Golf National Championship in Maui, Hawaii, in April 2010. The entry fee is $2,000 per foursome and $500 per individual golfer. Among the sponsors who have signed on to date are: Beasley Broadcast Group Inc., Monarch Marketing Services, Comcast, Cone Communications Company, Living Now Inc., BDK Group, In Trouble Zone Productions, The PublicRelate Integrated Marketing, Disney World, Discovery Cruise Lines, Minnesota Twins, Bealls Department Store, Naples Zoo, Florida Everblades, Shark Shootout, Miller Lite, Mercedes Benz and Ford. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information about the Gridiron Legends Charity Shootout, call 591-8901 or visit www.GridironLegendsCharityShootout.com. NFL legends visit Step by Step in advance of charity shootout COURTESY PHOTOJim Hart, formerly of the St. Louis Cardinals, left, and Jack Laraway, formerly of the Houston Oilers, with young students at Step by Step.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 5-11, 2009 HEALTHY LIVING Asthma health management program on the cutting-edge of treatment More than 22 million people in the United States suffer from asthma. Although asthma never goes away, it is totally treatable. Proper asthma management improves quality of life and lung function, which is why outpatient asthma management education programs are among the latest advancements in health care. Previously, asthma patients only received education through inpatient programs in the hospitals and their physicians. Now they can receive in-depth education and learn self-management skills when theyre newly diagnosed or already have a pre-existing diagnosis, says Teresa Summe, RRT, AE-C. Area residents can now do so through Lee Memorial Health Systems Asthma Health Management Program the only outpatient education program in Southwest Florida. Participants in the outpatient program learn how to identify asthma symptoms and recognize triggers. Additionally, they learn how to manage symptoms on a daily basis and in an emergency situation. An asthma action plan is designed to help the patient and family determine the action they should take before they have to go to the emergency department, or to prevent them from needing to go at all. This results in fewer absences from school or work, The intravenous dye cost the hospital $14. The patients bill for it? Try $600. Thats more than a 4,000 percent markup. I think about that bill a lot, said Holly Lang of Georgia Watch, a nonprofit consumer advocacy group. Then there are stories of $11 for a box of tissues also known as a disposable mucus recovery system. Or $15 for thermal therapy. We call it an ice pack. Tylenol for $140. A charge of $30 for a thermometer or $52 for a commode. According to the Medical Billing Advocates of America, 80 percent of hospital and medical care bills have errors and overcharges on them. Youre likely to get stuck with a bill more painful than any needle. I would say that is the norm, said Cindy Holtzman, director of operations for MBAA. Its horrible, or we wouldnt be out here. More than 36 million Americans have medical debt, in many cases leading to bankruptcy. Making matters worse are common and outlandish billing errors that consumers can ill-afford. Hospital bills are complicated, and combing through them is time-consuming and overwhelming. And if you arent careful, you could pay for a private room when you shared one. Or pay for six nights when you were there for four. One patient, admitted for a virus, was charged a fee from a radiologist, and many are hit with unnecessary laboratory fees. Youve got the physician seeing you and someone else keying in the data, said Ms. Holtzman, who is based in Woodstock, Ga. The front office is preparing a bill. The doctors dont even have a clue (about the billing). Thats where advocacy groups such as Georgia Watch, MBAA and the Alliance of Claims Assistance Professionals come in. Georgia Watchs hospital accountability project started in 2007 and is a small organization compared with for-profit groups like MBAA and ACAP that generally charge a percentage of your total bill or a percentage of your savings. You could pay an hourly fee of $100 or more. Plus, there is no licensing associated with the advocacy business. The groups are made up of healthcare professionals with backgrounds in insurance and medical billing. They can negotiate with your insurer to appeal coverage denials, work to get you lower fees and dispute charges on your bill. Sometimes this is so complicated, you want to throw up your hands, said Dr. Margaret Lewin, medical director of Cinergy Health. Dont do that. There are professionals who can help you go through your bills. And you can help yourself. Never leave the hospital without an itemized bill. After youve been discharged, it is harder to get. Know who is treating you, and for what. Ask a family member or friend to help. Never pay the bill immediately upon discharge. Dont let the hospital shrug off a bill and tell you insurance will pay for it. Remember, youre your own best advocate. Im not saying be argumentative, but the consumer has a strong role, Ms. Lang said. Hospital bills can make you really illBY DANA THIMONS ____________________Special To Florida Weeklyas well as decreased emergency department visits and hospitalizations. Reducing asthma-related visits to the emergency department or hospitalizations also saves money. There has been a 75 percent increase in asthma-related pediatric and adult emergency room visits and hospitalizations. Outpatient asthma education programs are a way to reduce both patient and hospital costs, says Ms. Summe, the programs coordinator and fulltime board certified asthma educator. Learning how to recognize and reduce asthma symptoms and triggers, as well as understanding the asthma medications, helps to keep patients healthy and out of the hospital. The Asthma Health Management Program based on guidelines by the National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute is comprised of a multidisciplinary team of health professionals, including a certified asthma educator, medical directors for adult and pediatric patients, and respiratory therapists. Patients are referred by their primary care physician, pediatrician, pulmonologist or emergency department physician, and are usually scheduled for five visits during the six-month program. Follow-up visits are then scheduled six months and one year after completing the program to ensure patients have the knowledge and resources to lead a healthy life. The program provides each patient with an age-based information pack, which includes the asthma action plan, an educational CD and various devices and materials to educate the patient and family about asthma and ways to make their homes safer for the asthma sufferer. LMHS will be applying for certification by the American Association for Respiratory Care after the program has been up and running for six months the amount of time required by the AARC before a program can apply for certification. Once certified, LMHS Asthma Health Management Program will be the only program of its kind certified in Florida. There is only one other AARC-certified program in the U.S. COURTESY PHOTOEducation is one of the most important tools in treating asthma.COURTESY PHOTOSHospital bills are complicated, and combing through them is time-consuming and overwhelming. Experts claim these are primary reasons why billing errors are so common.BY RANA CASH ________________________Special To Florida Weekly
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 5-11, 2009 NEWS A23 www.happyfeet.com (Across from Bass Pro Shops, next to Bar Louie and Border BooksThe MBT SuperstoreMens $ offWomens & $39*Introductory 1-Hour Massage Session Dr. Scanlon joins Vein and Laser Treatment CenterVascular surgeon James Scanlon has joined the Naples office of Gulfcoast Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons and The Vein and Laser Treatment Center. Dr. Scanlon earned his undergraduate degree from Villanova University, Villanova, Pa., and his medical degree with distinction from George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. He completed his internship and residency at George Washington University Medical Center and his fellowship in vascular and endovascular surgery from Georgetown University and Washington Hospital Center, also in Washington, D.C. In addition, Dr. Scanlon completed a fellowship in trauma/critical care research at Inova Regional Trauma Center at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va.Dr. Abraham Sadighi opened The Vein and Laser Treatment Center in Fort Myers in 2000. In 2006, he partnered with Gulfcoast Cardiothoracic Surgeons to form Gulfcoast Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons. The practice cares for patients with a wide range of surgical needs, ranging from heart and lung diseases to vascular disorders. The Naples office is at 311 Ninth St. N. Physicians Regional Healthcare System support groupsPhysicians Regional Healthcare System holds an array of support group meetings for people who want to learn more about managing various medical ailments. Meetings take place in the cafeteria at Physicians Regional Medical Center-Pine Ridge and are open to anyone, free of charge. The Headache Center Support Group 6-7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month. Post Polio Support Group 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 7 (meets on the first Saturday of every month) This months speaker is nutritionist Dee Harris. Diabetes Support Group 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10 (meets on the second Tuesday of every odd month) This months speaker is registered nurse Pam Eichler. Family Foot and Leg Center opens south officeDrs. Kevin Lam, Jamie Weaver and Brian Timm announce the opening of the second Family Foot and Leg Center. The practice is accepting new adult and pediatric patients at 12250 Tamiami Trail E., across from the Lely horses in the Gridley Building. The physicians of Family Foot and Leg Center specialize in adult and pediatric reconstructive and revisional surgery for foot, ankle and lower leg, trauma and deformity correction, peripheral nerve surgery, diabetic wound care and sports medicine. Advanced treatment technologies available include shockwave therapy, laser surgery, cryosurgery, sclerotherapy, wound healing/platelet gel and 3D laser orthotic casting. The center also offers the KeryFlex nail restoration system for treatment of fungal nails. In addition to the above new location, The Family Foot and Leg Center is also in the Goodlette Medical Building, 661 Goodlette Road. Appointments at either location can be made by calling 430-FOOT (3668) or by visiting www. naplespodiatrist.com. SCANLON Serenity Stretch, a mini-spa for both body and soul, offers the opportunity to inhale the Garden of Hope and Courages quiet inspiration and to relieve muscle tension and preoccupation with trying circumstances. Led by yoga and former fitness instructor Janice Behling in a series of five classes outdoors in the gardens Tommy Bahama Pavilion, Serenity Stretch takes the work out of stretching by providing a refreshing hour of cultivating calm, in addition to the chance to gain youthful flexibility and strength. Ms. Behling appeals to all fitness levels with reassuring encouragement, a calming presence and realistic motivation. Space is limited for this five-week opportunity to release tension and gain flexibility. No prior experience with yoga is necessary. Classes are offered at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11 and 18 and Dec. 2, 9 and 16. Cost for all five sessions is $40. Reserve space by e-mailing SerenityStretch@hotmail.com or simply arrive at the gardens outdoor Tommy Bahama Pavilion prior to class. Serenity Stretch brings yoga to Garden of Hope and Courage
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA24 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 5-11, 2009 Carrabbas fashion show will benefit Eden FloridaEden Autism Services Florida will hold a fashion show and luncheon at noon Monday, Nov. 9, at Carrabbass in North Naples. Proceeds will benefit scholarships to offset a decrease in state tuition funding for students with disabilities. Eden Florida students and family members, school staff and friends will model fashions from Gap, Banana Republic, Cache and Brooks Brothers. Hair and makeup will be by DeMarlo Salon and Spa. Tickets are $40 per person. For reservations, call Patti Byers at 293-4244 or Frank Garbarino at 440-3534 Don Shula will address Lee Memorial dinnerThe Lee Memorial Health System Foundation will host a reception and wine dinner with legendary coach and mentor Don Shula from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at Shulas Steak House at the Hilton Naples. Mayor Bill Barnett will serve as master of ceremonies. Proceeds will benefit the LMHS Regional Cancer Center in Fort Myers. Mr. Shula, who lost his wife to breast cancer, will deliver his motivational speech titled Everyones a Coach. Silent and live auctions will include memorabilia from sports heroes including Tiger Woods, Tom Brady and Derek Jeter. Tickets are $500 per person. Sponsors are Mercedes-Benz of Naples, which will showcase a selection of 2010 cars, and Florida Gynecologic Oncology. Call 985-3550 for reservations and more information. Eye for Art will help the visually impairedLighthouse of Collier presents Eye for Art, an evening with local artists Nancy Iannitelli, Geraldine Novy, John Pomeroy, Gene Salerno and Amanda Jaron, from 6-10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at 457 Bayfront Place. Lighthouse of Collier promotes the development, implementation and ongoing evaluation of programs and services that foster independence and enhance the quality of life for the blind, visually impaired and their caregivers. Call 265-5355. Firefighters on call for fashion showBig Cypress Marketplace presents Come on Baby Light My Fire, a fashion show by Karis Kreations Boutique with models escorted by the 2010 calendar models from North Naples Firefighter Local 2297, at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. Firefighters will autograph their Strong, Brave and Proud calendar, sales of which will benefit local charities. The event is free and open to the public. Big Cypress Marketplace is on U.S. 41 East/Tamiami Trail, four miles east of Collier Boulevard. Call 262-3210 or 774-1690 or visit www.BigCypressMarketplace.com. Set out on a voyage to the Hospital BallWith a theme of A Venetian Voyage, NCH Healthcare Systems annual Hospital Ball takes place Saturday, Nov. 14, at The Naples Grande. The evening benefits the NCH Orthopedic Center of Excellence to help fund the total renovation of the downtown orthopedic unit and purchase state-of-the-art medical equipment. Tickets are $475 per person. Call 4364511 or visit www.VenetianVoyageGala. com. AZN at Mercato hosts event for Viva NaplesViva Naples, the fundraising committee for the American Cancer Society, is hosting a benefit at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, at AZN at Mercato. For $20 per person, guests will enjoy an array of sushi, calamari, spring rolls and other appetizers, along with a cocktail of their choice. RSVP to the American Cancer Society at 261-0337, ext. 117. 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 Hilton Naples. Fashions will be from Tickled Pink Boutique and Posh Paws and City Claws. Tickets are $100 per person. Call Patricia Connell at 643-1880, ext. 18, or e-mail Patricia@hsnaples.org. Glass Slipper Ball will help ShelterThe Shelter for Abused Women & Children will be one of the beneficiaries of the Zonta Club of Bonita Springs Glass Slipper Ball that takes place from 7 p.m. to midnight Friday, Nov. 20, at the Hyatt Coconut Point. More than 18 chefs from the areas leading restaurants Angelinas, Bice, Charlie Chiangs, Flemings, Hyatt Coconut Point, IM Tapas, La Playa Resort, M Waterfront Grille, Mikkelsons Pastry Shop, Roys and Whole Foods, among others will create hors doeuvres and desserts for the crowd. Entertainment will include professional exhibition dancing and music by the High Voltage Band. Tickets for the black-tie optional event are $100 per person and can be reserved by calling 498.0022 or by visiting www. zontabonitasprings/org/GlassSlipperBall.htm. Philharmonic League goes all out for holiday galaThe Naples Philharmonic League hosts the Nutcracker Gala beginning at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, in the Figge Conservatory at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. A trumpet fanfare will welcome guests to an array of holiday trees, a silent auction of artwork and gift items, SAVE THE DATE 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$2995PER YEAR Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.com Mail to: Naples Florida Weekly Circulation Department 2025 J&C Boulevard, Suite 5 Naples, FL 34109Seasonal Residents: Please provide your alternate address along with the dates you reside there. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 5-11, 2009 NEWS A25 SAVE THE DATE as well as cocktails, hors doeuvres and dinner. After the gala, a holiday shopping boutique will be open daily through Sunday, Nov. 29 (closed for Thanksgiving). The gala trees will remain on display and bids will be accepted on any not sold at the gala. All proceeds will benefit the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and its youth music education programs. Gala tickets are $125 per person. Call the league office at 254-2777. Oceans Five will benefit conservationThe International Game Fish Association will hold the Oceans Five Lets Keep Them Alive gala to benefit IGFA conservation and education programs beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, at The Port Royal Club. Hosts are Roy and Jackie Cronacher and Kermit and Jenny Sutton; guest speaker will be marine scientist, author and former IGFA trustee Dr. Ellen Prager. Tickets start at $250 per person, and sponsorships are available. For more information, call Lesley Arico at (954) 924-4222 or e-mail email@example.com.Ring in the new year with the Dallas starsA dozen cast members from TVs Dallas will host a capital fundraising celebration for the J. Timothy Hogan Foundation on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 30-31. The Ewings of Dallas New Years Eve Safari Gala will open with cocktails and dinner for sponsors and VIPs at the Hilton Naples. High tea will take place the afternoon of Dec. 31 at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. The New Years Eve gala for 900 guests will also take place at the Naples Grande. Cast members from the prime-time soap opera who have confirmed include Larry Hagman (JR Ewing), Charlene Tilton (Lucy Ewing), Steve Kanaly (Ray Krebbs), Ken Kerchavel (Cliff Barnes) and Joan Van Ark. The J. Timothy Hogan Foundation provides treatment options for children of working families with mental health issues. The foundations mission is to reduce and prevent teenage suicide. For details, visit www.jthogan.org.David Lawrence Center plans Russian adventureTicketholders for the David Lawrence Foundations 2010 gala fundraiser will be transported to St. Petersburg, capital of the Russian Empire and the land of splendid palaces, imperial estates and monuments. Honorary co-chairs are Carol and Dick Munro and Jack Randall. The adventure begins at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, at the Naples Yacht Club. Tickets are $500 per person, $1,200 per VIP guest or $5,000 per table of 10. For more information and to make a reservation for Saint Petersburg: Land of the Tsars, call 354-1416 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The Humane Society Naples is giving military veterans a free cat or kitten Nov. 10-14, in honor of Veterans Day. Anyone who can verify their military service will be able to choose a feline to take home. Each adopted pet will come with $300 worth of extras such as a medical exam, vaccinations, ID microchip, sterilization surgery and 30 days of pet health insurance. Interested veterans must fill out an adoption application and be approved to receive their free cat or kitten. The Humane Society Naples is at 370 Airport-Pulling Road North. Adoption center hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Call 643-1555 for adoption information or log onto www.HSNaples.org. Humane Society has Pets for Vets Remaa e hings bapt ninn Kensingtof Golr & Country Club!A -bt nbt fbnbrfn-n r fb n Nn, fb R Tb Jb J. Cb J rnfbf r, f bnfb rfb n $5 Mffb r bnfb. Kbfbb Cb J f rtt b fb N.Mf nnfn nfb bt $10,000. Cnfb nbt Pfn Eb Snr nnfn. 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 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.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA26 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 5-11, 2009 Pets of the WeekTo adopt a petCollier County Domestic Animal Services is at 7610 Davis Blvd. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Adoptions begin at 11 a.m. and are processed through closing time. Adoption fees are $60 for cats and $85 for dogs and include spay/ neuter surgery, a bag of pet food, pets license and a micro-chip ID. Call 252-PETS (7387) or visit DAS online to search for a lost pet or nd a new pet at www.collierpets.com. >>Chloe is a 6-year-old spayed, longhair tabby whos just waiting to be taken home. Shes very sweet and loves to be brushed. >>Gracie is an 18-yearold thoroughbred who loves her hay and would make a great pasture buddy for another horse. >>Tasha is an 8-monthold brown brindle hound mix. Although still young, she knows basic commands and walks very well on a leash. Waterways of the Czars Russian River CruiseMay 28June 10, 2010 The Renaissance Academy of FGCU has partnered with Viking River Cruises, the worlds premier luxury river boat cruise company to offer this remarkable excursion. From $3,986 (Cruise-only) 13-day cruise with river-view stateroom. St. Petersburg to Moscow. Old World Highlights: The Hermitage, The Kremlin, Catherines Palace at Pushkin, Russian ballet or opera. Culture Curriculum: Russian language lessons; the Romanov Czars; The Fall of Communism; Russias Great Waterways; and Putin & Democracy. For a FREE Itinerary & Registration Form Contact The Renaissance Academy Phone: (239) 425-3276 When your pet is healthy, your veterinarian can still be of use. While few veterinarians have the certified training or knowledge to help solve behavior problems, the number of those who do is growing and your vet may be one of them. Even those veteri narians who have no interest in behavior work can refer you to someone who can help. Loosely grouped under the term behaviorist, these pet professionals can help you fix what ails the relationship you have with your pet. Consulting a behaviorist can save you time, money and aggravation. Time, because someone with experience in animal behavior can quickly determine the root of the problem, without the emotional baggage that a pet owner may bring to the situation. Money, because a consultation or two is a great deal cheaper than replacing a chewed couch or blitzed landscaping. And aggravation? Youll understand that one if youve ever lived with a problem pet. One of the best choices for help is a veterinarian who has received additional certification in solving pet-behavior problems. These professionals have gone through years of study in animal health and behavior and have done a residency in the field as well. One plus with this group: They can prescribe medications to help correct behavior problems as part of an overall program. People with other aca demic degrees (such as psychology) and people whove picked up their knowledge in the field also make themselves available for advising on behavior. Some in the latter group can be excellent, so dont let a lack of degrees deter you from getting help from someone who has studied in the school of hard knocks (or would that be the school of bites and scratches?). Behaviorists are not trainers in the sense of offering group obedience classes to sharpen a pets manners. Instead, they work one-on-one with you to solve a specific behavior problem. If youre in a situation where youre thinking of dumping your pet, ask your veterinarian for help, or call your closest college of veterinary medicine. And quit dreaming about that imaginary farm where all bad dogs are welcome. It exists only in those dreams. Instead, get help to get the dog you dreamed of owning. Dont wait for little problems to become big ones get help with unwanted behavior early in your dogs life. We get e-mails every day asking about the farm. What farm, you ask? The one where many imagine their unmanageable dog will be welcomed, along with countless others. A farm where dogs run leashfree, with no children to bite, no cats to kill, no home or yard to destroy, and no nearby neighbors to hear the barking, barking, barking. We cant handle our dog anymore, someone will write to us desperately. We need to find him a home on a farm. Of course, no such farms exist. The responsibility for correcting your dogs behavior problems rests solely with you. His quality of life is at considerable risk and likely his very life: Dogs with serious behavior problems whose owners give up on them are often euthanized after adoption efforts fail. It doesnt have to be that way. While some behavior problems arent fixable, most can be. To accomplish such change, though, you have to be prepared to put some time into changing the situation. Quick-fix, halfhearted efforts are doomed from the start. The first rule of solving any behavioral problem is to make sure its not a medical problem. Health issues that cause or contribute to behavior problems must first be accurately diagnosed and treated with the help of your veterinarian.PET TALES Help for dog problemsBY DR. MARTY BECKER & GINA SPADAFORI_______________________________Universal Press Syndicate o lve ose m ay an s o r k e lp. h av h el p y ou
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 5-11, 2009 NEWS A27 Rx email@example.com In the 11th century, a ruthless and determined man named Canute was king of England, Denmark, Norway and part of Sweden. Sycophants at court whispered in his ear that he could accomplish anything. So hearing, he ordered his throne brought to the sands at the edge of the sea. In imperious voice he addressed the incoming tide: I, Canute, order you to halt. As his royal robes began to drink of the advancing waters, he now ordered a return to his castle. What could he have been thinking at the time? Did he or did he not realize the wisdom with which Chaucer would be credited with writing some three hundred years later in his vernacular prologue to the Clerks Tale? Indeed, time and tide wait for no one. What is the common ground of time and tide? This pirate thinks it is the sands. And where would the sands of time and tide live to escape the vulnerable edge? Of course, in the hourglass. The hourglass is quite a design achievement. To control for the nonfluctuating rate of sand flow the ratio of neck width to sand particle diameter must be exactly determined and measured. And the sand must not be too coarse, for fear it might wear away the MUSINGS Sans time, any time at All 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.glass at the neck. The seal must be tight. The surface must be level. The proscriptions seem endless, but the appreciation was clear. At the time of its invention in third century Alexandria, the hourglass was carried like a wristwatch. By the time of our Canute, the hourglass was as important in sea navigation as the astrolab. Christopher Moody, the 18th century pirate known for taking no quarter, that is, sparing no life, flew his special Jolly Roger that sported a gold on red winged hourglass. And even for us postmoderns, though domesticated beyond tolerating sand in our shoes, the hourglass is no stranger. We have our perfect three-minute eggs and our games of Boggle. We have our shapely women and our impatience at transformed cursors. We have our 60-ton Time Wheel in Budapest, the largest hourglass, flipped over once each year since 2004. And one of the smallest in Hamburg, which runs through in less than five seconds. As memorable as Chaucer and the literary giants who echoed him is the epigram of the 1965 soap Days of Our Lives: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives. I think Canute knew this. Certainly the ancient Greeks of the Golden Age (500 300 BCE) thought about time. They posited two kinds of time: the quantitative, sequential, objective time called Chronos, and the qualitative, subjective time Kairos. If Chronos is the measured sands either at top or bottom of the hourglass, then Kairos is the neck. Kairos is the fleeting moment, the movement now, the in between top future and bottom past. With the magic of Tennysons flower in the crannied wall, in the hourglass we hold it all in hand, both precisely and beyond precision. The hourglass permits a loose holding that sees the timelessness in time as we are compelled to stare at the uncapturable, inconceivable middle ground between coming and going, between permanent and impermanent. We cannot look away. We are captivated by a blur that is somehow between sand particles, sans particles. This is the feeling brought by the Sandman to this pirate child. It was not sleep. It was an awakening beyond that achieved by a rubbing of my eyes. It was the singing in both high and low frequencies of sand pressed, groanings of new vision birthed from winds fornicating dunes. And it was seeing sand paintings of all pure worlds, beyond the illusion of time, shifting sands merely held in mind. In the middle of it All: the falling of the effortless worship of extravagant loving in which the particular particulate body parts defy possession or identification. All in all, in between, be coming, out of my mind, out of time, left here, washed away. Come with me, please.
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Shes back!Colleen Kvetko is banking on better times ahead. B2 BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUSINESS INDUSTRY BSECTIONWEEK OF NOVEMBER 5-11, 2009 WEEK at-a-glance Howl for HabitatNABOR members go wild at Grey Oaks Country Club, and more business events. B9 & 10 Now representing...Premier Properties takes on sales and marketing for two condominiums. B11 Last week, public relations professional Shannon Palmer shared how she utilized social media tools to land a job in Southwest Florida, more than 1,200 miles away from her Boston home. This week, Lori Burke, director of human resources at Neighborhood America in Naples, reveals how employers are using the same tools to find prospective employees. Throughout her 20 years in HR, Ms. Burke has seen the recruitment process evolve from posting a typewritten job description on an office bulletin board, to posting positions online on such popular sites as Monster and CareerBuilder, to todays more direct link to potential candidates via LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. The HR profession is still learning how to best use this. You just have to jump in, she allows. For example, Ms. Burke encourages employers to take a cue from technology giants Cisco, IBM and Microsoft, companies that are placing recruitment videos on what she calls the biggest sensation for recruiting: YouTube. They want to make it easy for you to find them. The whole idea is to broadcast their message, she explains. In a companys search for new employees, Ms. Burke recommends LinkedIns Recruiter product, which was launched in early 2008. Neighborhood America spends $5,500 a year for access to LinkedIns entire database, which as of mid-October totaled 50 million users worldwide. Access allows Ms. Burke to search for candidates around the globe whether by location, by skill set, by job title anything.Social networking helps find jobs and job candidatesSEE POWER POINTS, B4 POWER POINTS AlysiaSHIVERS firstname.lastname@example.org SWF battery empire charged by lottery winnings Jason Fry aims to be the Battery King of Southwest Florida with a series of Batteries Plus franchise purchases, a business plan boosted by the $13.6 million lump-sum payment Mr. Fry opted for when he won the Florida Lottery less than two years ago. He bought his first Batteries Plus last March in Fort Myers and opened his second two weeks ago in Naples. Hes purchased the franchise rights for stores in Bonita Springs and Cape Coral, and plans on at least four more in the next decade, spanning a territory north to Charlotte County and east to Broward County. Before he hit the jackpot in December 2007, Mr. Fry was a busy man. I had three jobs, two houses and two mortgages, he says, adding his lucky numbers hit in the knick of time. I was really just about to go bankrupt. In addition to working fulltime as a bartender at Stonewood Grill and Tavern in Fort Myers, he was drilling wells for a friend in Lehigh Acres and driving a cement truck for Rinker Materials. Although hed never been a regular lottery player, when a friend said he was running next door to pick up a few tickets, he figured that since it was a big win, he might as well buy a few tickets. He split the $47 million prize with a Bonita Springs man who was also fortunate enough to assemble the winning numbers. Despite the windfall, Mr. Fry, 36, says kicking back and relaxing was never an option. A graduate of the University of South Florida with a degree in criminology, hed spent several years working for the state Department of Corrections in Naples. Troy Miller had an office next to Mr. Fry when they were working as parole and probation officers. Hes a hard-working dude, Mr. Miller says. When he was a parole officer, he was working that full-time job at the Stonewood Grill at the same time. Hes one of those guys who would just go nuts if he tried to hang out.A battery nationThe idea of growing a business while offering employment in the community hed grown up in appealed to Mr. Fry, who moved to Fort Myers from Chicago as a teenager. The 6-foot-5 father of two daughters once played football at Cypress Lake High School. BY GEORGE RAABSpecial to Florida Weekly SEE BATTERIES, B5 COURTESY PHOTOJason Fry at his Batteries Plus store in Fort Myers. Mr. Fry opened a Naples store two weeks ago.
Colleen Kvetkos feet hurt, and she couldnt be happier. The heels and business suit are back on, and let me tell you, my feet are killing me, says Ms. Kvetko, whose long banking career has led her to become president, CEO and founding director of Florida Shores BankGulfcoast. Its wonderful. Its not that the 55-year-old Ms. Kvetko necessarily relishes the concept of aching extremities, but the discomfort brought on by a steady diet of functions requiring appropriate business attire is proof positive that shes back and running in high gear in the industry that has been her professional home for nearly four decades. Gone are the leisurely days of an early retirement days in which she could be found in casual clothing and sneakers. In 2005, to the shock of many in the industry, she abruptly retired from Fifth Third Bank at what appeared to be the apogee of her career. A year earlier, U.S. Banker had named her the Fifth Most Powerful Woman in Banking. That she attracted such attention was understandable. Shes a woman of effervescent personality who has not only survived but thrived in the often stodgy and decidedly masculine world of banking. She had been president, CEO and chairwoman of Fifth Thirds South Florida operations from 1992 until early in 2005, when Kevin Hale was named president and Ms. Kvetko shifted to business development. In an interview shortly after her retirement was announced, she explained her decision thusly: My bank agreed to buy another bank and I knew my role would change. I promised myself if I didnt love coming to work every day, I was out of there. The retirement proved to be short lived, however. She returned to Fifth Third less than a year later to help with expansion plans in South Florida, and remained in that capacity until mid-2008. This past January, she took another unexpected leap, this time to Florida Shores Bank, where she became a founding director and was named president of Florida Gulf Shores-Naples. Florida Shores recently announced it has acquired controlling interest in Shamrock Bank of Florida, with $70 million in assets and locations in Naples and Everglades City. Once the acquisition receives regulatory approval, Shamrock will operate under the name of Florida Shores-Gulfcoast.Ms. Kvetko began her banking career as a teller at the age of 16 in her hometown of Cleveland. She spent more than two decades with Fifth Third, coming to Naples from Cincinnati in 1992 to head the banks operations here. Under her leadership, Fifth Thirds Florida operations grew from $1 million in assets in 1992 to $1.1 billion in 2005. In essence, she built the bank from the ground up.Assuming the position in Florida represented a gigantic gamble for Ms. Kvetko and her husband, Kirk, who held a significant job with FedEx. There was no comparable position available for Mr. Kvetko in Florida at the time, so he accepted a seven-level demotion in order to accompany his wife to Naples. He has since retired from FedEx and now is COO of an insurance firm. Ms. Kvetko says she knew she could make a go of it in Naples after a brief factfinding visit in 1992. I came down and went to a number of banks, she recalls. I walked in wearing shorts and a T-shirt, very casual, very low key. No one at any of the banks asked if they could help me. No one. I called Kirk and told him I couldnt screw this up if I tried. Insisting she doesnt miss the days of big banking, she speaks passionately about community banking. Community banking comes down to this: knowing your customers, she says. Its really understanding the total individual. Its making the local decision when someone comes in and wants a loan to buy a business, for example. The cash flow has to be there, of course, because cash is still king. But the character of the person wanting that loan is just as important. You cant get to know someone that well in a big institution. Over and above knowing your customers, she adds, community banking means being involved in the community. She has maintained an active presence in Naples, serving on a variety of boards, including the YMCA of Collier County, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida and The United Way of Collier County. An a vowed animal lover, she is an enthusiastic supporter of PAWS for Love, w hich helps train and place dogs for therapeutic purposes. While Ms. Kvetkos enthusiasm for this new phase of her career is palpable, she says retirement did have its perks. She and Kirk they were high-school sweethearts in Cleveland spent more time at their Park City, Utah, condominium, and had more opportunities to indulge their passions for the outdoors and hiking. And there was also time for golf. I still play some golf, but almost all of it now is business related, she says.Despite the recent problems in the banking industry, Ms. Kvetko is convinced that better days lie ahead. Thats not to say these arent tough times, but well get through it. Her ambition to succeed was not diminished in the least by her brief sabbatical. Reflecting on her selection as the nations fifth most powerful woman banker a mere five years back, she laughingly says: Now that Im back in the game, I find myself thinking that I could get to be No. 1 in about 10 years, if Im lucky. As a symbol of her confidence, shes dusting off a signature gold pin that she wore during the high-flying times. This trademark piece of jewelry says: BUSINESS IS GREAT. The pin is back, and the feet are hurting. Colleen Kvetko is ready for business. www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 5-11, 2009 BY BILL CORNWELL _______________________bcornwell@ oridaweekly.com BUSINESS PROFILE With a Business is great mantra, an irrepressible banker is back COURTESY PHOTOColleen Kvetko
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Carrie Cutchens has joined the Childrens Museum of Naples as curator of collections. With a background at military museums, Ms. Cutchens most recently was with the U.S. Army Historical Clearinghouse in Anniston, Ala. She received a bachelors degree in museum studies from Tusculum College in Greeneville, Tenn., and has completed the U.S. Army Curatorial Methods Training course. The Childrens Museum of Naples CMon will be Collier Countys first learning environment devoted exclusively to childs play, the serious business of discovery. Construction is under way on a 2-acre site in North Collier Regional Park, and opening is scheduled for the fall of 2010. David Moser has been names sales manager in the contracting division at Elias Brothers Group, a provider of waterproofing and restoration services in Southwest Florida since the 1980s. Mr. Moser 16 years of executive experience in management, marketing, estimating and sales and will be responsible for developing the Fort Myers market. Marian Woods has joined the practice of North Naples psychologist Marilyn Varcoe as a mental health counselor. A native Texan and writer, Ms. Woods earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Texas in Austin, and her masters degree in counseling psychology from Boston College. Marian is a member of The Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida. mental friendly knowledge and values as it pertains to the building industry. At Gora/McGahey Architects, Mr. Buschle has implemented environmentally sound practices and oversees the firms LEED certification education program. Tim Byal has joined Miromar Development Corp. as vice president of finance. As vice president of operations for the company from 2000-2003, he played an integral role in the development of Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club from the ground up. In the ensuing years, Mr. Byal moved to St. Augustine, where he was a division president for WCI Communities. More recently, he was senior vice president for The Related Group in Miami. He a certified public accountant and a Florida licensed real estate broker.The American Institute of Architects Florida Southwest Chapter announces officers for 2010 are: Joyce Owens, president; W. Scott Anderson, vice president; Brad Schiffer, treasurer; Claude Pullen, secretary; and Carlos Urzola, immediate past president. State directors for the coming year are Keith Gilbert, Any Nowacki and Victor Latavish.Ken Buschle, head of quality control and specifications for Gora/ McGahey Architects since 1988, has been elected secretary of the U.S. Green Building Council, Florida Gulf Coast Chapter. The chapter, which serves 11 counties from Citrus County to Collier County, is dedicated to leading the region toward sustainability by encouraging and advancing environ-www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 5-11, 2009 ON THE MOVE No Job is too small, or too big. Cleaning Service Inc. 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In this time of high unemployment, for instance, one job opening post could inundate you with a slew of resumes, and not necessarily qualified candidates. Once youve located a qualified candidate, though, its no longer necessary to spend precious company dollars to fly that person to you for an interview. Free services like Skype, which only requires a computer and a web cam, allow an employer to meet a potential employee face-to-face. Sure, you might not know if they are wearing their bunny slippers, Ms. Burke jokes, but you will have that eye contact and you will be able to observe their body language. The best thing about these new tools is the ability to modify your ad and adapt quickly, she says. In your overall recruitment strategy, this should supplement what you are already doing. POWER POINTSFrom page 1 Professional Organizations BYAL BUSCHLE Building and Development CUTCHENS WOODS Health Care Nonpro t Organizations
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But, as many a woman has heard her mother say, Be careful. Just because you love someone, it does not mean he loves you. Look at his actions more than words. It will speak volumes. So you love the market, but does it love you? Is it a passing moment of passion or is the market really going to be there for you for your retirement, for your childrens college funds, for your medical needs? Are you assuming reciprocal treatment by the market? Well, lets look at how the market has treated you. Maybe it, too, will speak volumes. Assuming this is long-term relationship, lets look at the past 10 years. Total return includes capital gain and dividend income. For the 10-year period ending Oct. 23, the Dow Jones Industrial Index had a capital loss of 5 percent. CDs earning 3 percent per annum or cash values in a whole life insurance policy earning a statutory rate of 4 percent per annum, did far better than the Dow. However, dividend income offset the 10-year loss. Total return for the index Love is in the airfor the entirety of the 10 year period gained 19 percent. Those truly in-love with equities argue that long term is not 10 years; long term is 20, 30, 40 years or more.OK, so lets look at a much longer period of time and see if this relationship was reliable or more like a drama queen? Translated: how much did the U.S. equity return vary from the average (actually the average annual compounded rate of return.) Equity investors are told to expect 8 percent to 9 percent from U.S. equities over the long term. Unfortunately people hear this and they actually expect 8-9 percent each year. If you were invested in 1985-1999, you are accustomed to consistent and large gains and expect much more than 8 percent. In the years 1899 to 2002, the annual change for the Dow Jones Industrial Average was a simple 7.2 percent per year. Some investors might think that very few years had losses and that the annual returns were generally around 7 percent. But that was not the case. During that 103-year period, one-third the time the index had a loss and in only five years was the return in between 5 and 10 percent. To get a better picture of the roller coaster ride in that period, consider that half of the 103 years had gains in excess of 16 percent or losses in excess of 16 percent; boom or bust. Grandmas dont like roller coasters; many other people dont like them either. This is not to suggest that equities are bad. It does suggest that people attach strong emotions and beliefs to their investments and many times the decision making is flawed. The concept is that the average investor, as well as the sophisticated investor, is not well served by emotions when investing because the asset you love, wont necessarily love you back and the truisms governing bland assets may not be so true. Most investors do not begin tabula rasa. They have a set of expectations for risk and return for their asset class. If someone told you over and over and over again to expect an 8 to 9 percent returns, you dont expect the variability. Have you ever heard an investment adviser say that (beyond statements of what to expect over the long term) you might get a roller coaster ride? Or that the year in which they need to use the funds, they might be 16 percent lower than the prior year? On the other hand, for those whose investment management discipline is tilted toward investment in dividend paying stocks, you will hear that the bulk of returns for a 20to 30-year period, and all of the returns for the last 10 years, have come from dividends. Yes, the frequently boring, dividend-paying stocks. No sex appeal with them. None of the above applies to the investor who is sufficiently skillful to outperform market averages and escape market declines. Among professional money managers, 85 percent underperform their relative index. You might be able to join the ranks of the 15 percent, but buying one or two stocks (very selective, big position, and hopefully very successful) is not the same as broad based, diversified investing. Some ideas for taking the emotions out of investing? Have a diversified asset and income base. A diversified equity portfolio is not a diversified asset base. Secondly, attempt to assign various terminal values to your investment and assign probabilities to each. Cant entertain the idea that there could be a loss? Then, please reread this article. Can you withstand this loss? At least you are now entering the relationship knowing that there is a chance you can get burned. How to get off the emotional roller coaster of investing? A prescription for the ladies might be to adopt as a mantra from Tina Turner: Whats love got to do with it? Jeannette Rohn Showalter is a Southwest Florida-based chartered financial analyst, considered to be the highest designation for investment professionals. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 BUSINESS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 5-11, 2009 Terry Rand and Bianca Vukovic of Rand Financial Advisors LLC are offering complimentary estate planning seminars and lunch beginning at noon as follows: Monday, Nov. 9, and Wednesday, Nov. 18, at Shulas in the Hilton Naples; Thursday, Nov. 12 and 19, at Capital Grille at Mercato. For more information and to make reservation call (877) 441-7263 or e-mail Bianca@ KSIFA.com. Scott ODell of The ODell Group will discuss Municipal Bonds: A Foundation of Quality during a lunch presentation beginning at noon Tuesday, Nov. 10, in the conference room at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, 800 Laurel Oak Drive. RSVP by calling 598-7940. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and Leadership Collier Foundation invite chamber Executive Club members to lunch and a discussion about the health care bill from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club. Guest speaker will be Rick Scott, chairman of Conservatives for Patients Rights. Cost is $30. RSVP at www.napleschamber.org/events. Merrill Lynch financial advisors Ryan Kowadla and Dora Watson are hosting free sessions about Managing the Risk of an Income Shortfall in Retirement. The first takes place at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, at Hemingways Island Grill in Coconut Point; the second is at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at Brio Tuscan Grill in Waterside Shops. Each session will include complimentary wine and cheese. RSVP by calling Ms. Watson at 649-2976. Jay Bridgers and Dale Kirk of The Bridgers Group at Merrill Lynch will present Moving Forward through Volatile Times beginning at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, at Shulas at Hilton Naples. A complimentary wine tasting is included. Call 649-2915 for reservations. The Naples Area Professional League of Executive Services N.A.P.L.E.S., holds its annual Business Reception from 5-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at The Club at Naples Bay Resort. 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BUSINESS MEETINGS THE MOTLEY FOOL During a bear market in which many stocks suffered huge declines, youd think that an investment designed to eliminate market risk would have done extremely well. Unfortunately, despite what should have been the perfect environment for them, many market-neutral mutual funds failed to deliver on their promises, leaving investors with unexpected losses.The idea behind market-neutral funds isnt complicated. Unlike most mutual funds, in which shareholders own a portfolio of stocks, market-neutral funds use a combination of stock purchases and short selling in an attempt to cancel out the impact of movements in the overall stock market. By buying stocks that they expect to outperform the market and selling stocks short that they think will do badly, fund managers seek absolute returns that theoretically should be the same regardless of whether the overall market rises or falls.Some hedge funds have used this theory successfully, but many mutual funds, even at some well-known fund companies, havent managed to make it work for their sharehold-Market-Neutral Funds What Is This Thing Called The Motley Fool?Remember Shakespeare? Remember As You Like It? In Elizabethan days, Fools were the only people who could get away with telling the truth to the King or Queen. The Motley Fool tells the truth about investing, and hopes youll laugh all the way to the bank. Roth Gains and Losses Q If you sell a stock that you hold in a Roth IRA for a loss, can you deduct the loss when you take money out of the Roth? You can deduct investing losses in regular accounts, but what about Roths? F.T.M., onlineA Sorry. 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With regular funds, managers can often hide behind the markets overall performance lagging by a few percentage points may be costly to shareholders over the long haul, but it doesnt always draw much attention. Its harder, though, to pick both winners and losers accurately. And when youre expected to deliver positive returns in good years and bad, its much easier for shareholders to see your screw-ups. Market-neutral funds are just the latest in a string of investments promising the best of both worlds: solid returns without the risk that most stock investments have. We shouldnt count on seeing those promises come true. My dumbest investment is one I didnt make. I could have bought shares of a bankrupt company that I know well for 2 cents per share. It went up 1,100 percent in three months this year. I know people who bought $10,000 worth, and I heard one person even bought $100,000 worth. It was just too risky for me. My next dumbest investment was a $500 push-button-start, self-propelled lawnmower that I could never get to start. I sold it for $100 at a garage sale years later. I have a $200 electric one now that needs almost no maintenance. J.C.E., West Lafayette, Ind.The Fool Responds: Avoiding that bankrupt penny stock was actually a smart non-investment, not a dumb one. Bankrupt companies often leave investors with absolutely nothing. And penny stocks, even those tied to seemingly operational companies, are generally very risky, too. Being rather easily manipulated, they can often soar and crash within a few days or hours. That $100,000 might have turned into not a million dollars, but just enough to pay for a lawnmower. The Motley Fool TakeBoeings (NYSE: BA) delayed 747-8 freighter program is overbudget and overdue. Late changes in plane design bear the blame for most of the $1 billion in charges Boeing will take on the project. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 5-11, 2009 BUSINESS B7 The Community Foundation of Collier County understands that estate planning is a balancing act. One must place priorities on estate preservation for your spouse and children, minimizing death taxes as well as income and capital gains tax and defining the legacy that you will leave behind. Philanthropic goals vary from person to person as much as financial wealth. How does one navigate through this planning process in the most effective way? The answer is by utilizing a team approach with The Community Foundation, your professional advisor(s) and you. Since 1985, The Community Foundation of Collier County, a 501(c)3 public charity, has helped thousands of clients with their philanthropy. There are many benefits of utilizing the foundation for your charitable activities today and in the future: Customer service We pride ourselves in delivering prompt, personal service to our clients. We communicate in direct, understandable terms. Our staff is always happy to sit down with you (and your professional advisor if you so choose) to discuss your charitable goals and options. Stewardship The Community Foundation is governed by a board of trustees that is legally responsible for monitoring the organizations financial health, programs and overall performance. Each year the board conducts a comprehensive and independent financial audit. This annual audit and our IRS Form 990 nonprofit tax filing are available to the public. The board is also the final authority to ensure decisions made follow the donors original intent. Giving wisely Our individual donor funds are pooled, which keeps management and administrative costs to a minimum. Because the foundation is a public charity, all donations qualify for the maximum available deduction for charitable contributions. Giving forever With the power of an endowment, your gift to the Community Foundation can give forever. Our investment pools are invested under a formula designed to maintain your funds purchasing power over the years so that its annual impact does not diminish over time. The Community Foundation of Collier County offers many vehicles that will assist you and your professional advisor in achieving your charitable goals. One of the greatest benefits of working with the foundation is that once your estate plan is established, the details of your philanthropic goals and objectives can be easily changed, at anytime and for no cost, by contacting the foundation. With an Unrestricted Fund, donors may create a separate Endowment Fund or donate to the foundations Unrestricted Endowment that will support current and future needs in Collier County. A Field of Interest Endowment Fund can support specific areas of interest such as human services, healthcare, education or another broad area. Donor Advised Funds are the most flexible product the foundation offers. You can start a donor fund now or as part of your estate plan. The fund has one or more individuals who are able to recommend grants from their fund to support nonprofit organizations anywhere in the United States. In addition to yourself, your children, relatives or friends can be named to provide grant recommendations from the fund. The Community Foundation has four Community Initiatives that you can support by establishing a Community Initiative Endowment Fund: The Center for Nonprofit Excellence helps nonprofits become more effective businesses and fulfill their nonprofit missions through education, training and strategic planning. The Immokalee Initiative promotes collaboration and education for the nonprofits serving this impoverished area of Collier County. The Womens Initiative strives to increase substantially the endowment funds available to help women and girls within the Collier County area. The Senior Initiative serves and advances the well being and interests of seniors in Collier County. Although the Community Foundation does not provide legal and financial advice, we can assist you with the merging of your philanthropic and financial goals by working with you and your professional advisor. We have relationships with many professional advisors in the community and encourage you to ask yours how the foundation can help you achieve your philanthropic goals. William Franz is executive vice president and COO of the Community Foundation of Collier County. With assets of more than $60 million, the foundation manages more than 400 funds established by charitable individuals and organizations. Investment earnings on these funds are used to address community needs. Since 1985 the foundation and its fundholders have granted more than $40 million back to the Collier County community. For more information, call 649-5000 or visit www.cfcollier.org.Foundation should be part of your planned giving team BY WILLIAM FRANZSpecial to Florida Weekly
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John Cioban, Hope Hospice of Southwest Florida www.LaruePest.com Semi Annual Custom Shirt Promotion Buy 6 and get the 7th FREENow through November 13thwww.tomjames.com F Cbt Cnbf Annual Trunk Show Tuesday, November 3rd He first heard about Batteries Plus from one of his college roommates who bought a franchise in Orlando. After a bit of research, he was sold on the concept. The Batteries Plus on Cleveland Avenue in Fort Myers had been in business for 14 years when he bought its building and operation in March for about $1 million, according to www.lotterypost.com. The new Naples store, in leased space in Moorings Plaza across from Coastland Center, is a start-up. Mr. Fry is not the only one charged on batteries. Weve become a battery nation. Driven by a demand for portable battery-powered electrical devices, the U.S. battery industry is estimated to be $24 billion annually. The average American household has at least 21 items that require batteries. Consumers might be putting off new purchases, but fresh batteries keep whats already owned running. More and more, devices that used to be plugged into a wall for operation are only plugged into the wall for charging. Batteries continue to impr ove, lasting longer for devices that require longer run time. Batteries are not a want item; theyre a need item, Mr. Fry explains. This is kind of a recession-proof business because everything runs on batteries these days. Even in hard times, people still need their batteries for everything.A thriving franchiseBatteries Plus, the first all-battery retail franchise in the United States, reports that it serves more than 1.5 million consumers nationwide annually and sells more than 1 million batteries a week, from store sales and online at www.batteriesplus.com. The Wisconsin-based company sells more than 19,000 types of batteries for all sorts of applications. A private company not required to reveal audited financials, it reported sales up 23 percent in 2008 and first quarter sales up more than 15 percent over the previous year. Growing primarily through franchising, Batteries Plus opened 34 stores in 2008 and hopes to double store count over the next three to four years. Ninety percent of the 20-year-old companys 355-plus stores are franchise locations. Besides selling, fixing and recycling batteries, the stores operate tech centers for trouble shooting battery problems and building battery packs. The company can repair watch batteries, rebuild battery packs for cordless drills and save consumers money on the batteries that operate dog fences. Impulse items such as batteryoperated fly swatters and a large supply of flashlights are also in stock. Each location employs three to five salespeople. Batteries of all kindsWhile the Fort Myers location has an established name and a driveway thats regularly filled with cars, the Batteries Plus brand is new to Naples. A lot of people simply do not know that we exist and what we are all about, said Shawn Kennedy, regional manager for Mr. Frys stores. Theres a high level of misconception when someone calls over the phone or just drives by. The instant conclusion people draw is that we specialize in car batteries and nothing else. The truth of the matter is that at Batteries Plus we carry a wide variety. If its powered by a battery, we probably have it. Mr. Kennedy and Mr. Fry met on the job at Stonewood Grill and Tavern. He handles the day-to-day operations of the fledgling battery empire and refers to himself and Mr. Fry as the Battery Gurus of Southwest Florida. A Johnson & Wales graduate, Mr. Kennedys background is food service. In many ways, he says, the service-oriented nature of fine dining is a perfect training ground for what appears to be a new era in battery sales. A high level of customer service separates us from every competitor out there, he says. Nobody else selling batteries is doing what we do, no matter if its an automotive shop specializing in car batteries or your local Wal-Mart that just sells alkalines. BATTERIESFrom page 1 CINDY PIERCE/FLORIDA WEEKLYThe inventory at Batteries Plus includes batteries for everything from cordless vacuum cleaners and digital cameras to car-door openers and golf carts, motor homes and boats.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 5-11, 2009 BUSINESS B9 NABOR Howl for Habitat at Grey Oaks Country Club Sunset Wedding Show at the Naples Beach HotelNETWORKING Cassie Williams, Julie Mitchell and Delphine Couchman Hilary Noyse, Audrey Emerson and Jakye Pontius Carmen Badan Foege and Jon Foege (auctioneer) Evita Reyes and Sandy Lacefield Ashley Horbal and Dave Knospe Ken Geving and Sabrina Piscitelli Brenda and Rick Fioretti Kate BrezovskyWe 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. CHARLIE MCDONALD / FLORIDA WEEKLY PEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB10 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 5-11, 2009 Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida 22nd annual YMCA Golf Tournament at Hideout Golf Club 2009 Collier County Business Hall of FameNETWORKING Robert Kantor, Tony Yenshaw, Craig Bamberg and Jim HarrisWe 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. COURTESY PHOTODave Kasper, Myra Daniels and Sandi Wilson Victoria Stephan, Michael Schroeder, Martin Wasmer Bill Schoen, Katie Sproul and Craig Sherman Katie Sproul, Jennifer Sullivan, Judy Sproul and Earl Hodges COURTESY PHOTOS
REAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 5-11, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B11Confidence returns to the Marco marketPremier Properties selected to represent Moraya Bay and The Dunes Grande PreserveSome economists have been suggesting the recession is largely over, and the U.S. economy appears to be breathing new life. A major factor in this resuscitation is the ongoing stabilization and steps toward recovery in the real estate market. Sales are higher than year-ago levels. Charlie Neal, president of the Marco Island Area Association of Realtors, reports pending sales for single-family homes increased 163.64 percent yearto-date October 2008 to October 2009 and increased from last month (September 2009) 81.25 percent. Pending sales for all property types from October to October increased 77.78 percent. The standoff over market values between buyers and sellers is definitely ending, says Mike Boland of Keller Williams Realty Marco. The successful seller in todays market understands a new realistic approach has taken over, he adds. The median sale price for singlefamily homes on Marco increased from the same time last year by 5.47 percent and from the same time last month by 16.48 percent. The median refers to the middle value in a set of statistical values that are arranged in ascending or descending order, prices at which homes were actually sold. In any given period the median could vary greatly if there is an anomaly, a single sale significantly higher or lower than other properties in the area. The average sale price for singlefamily homes increased 2.44 percent in the October 2008-October 2009 time frame. From a month ago, the average sale price jumped 23.10 percent. For all property types, closed sales rose 12.50 percent in year-to-date comparisons. Assessing months supply is an important consideration when describing market conditions. It succinctly measures activity in the housing market at a given point in time. Inventory levels for all property types is down from year-ago levels by 11.60 percent and down for single-family homes by 16.51 percent. Sellers who take a realistic approach to value are being successful in attracting the ready, willing and able buyer, Mr. Boland says. Correctly priced properties are going to contract within a short time after the listing hits the market. Confidence has returned to the Marco market. SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYSignature Communities has selected Premier Properties to exclusively represent two of its newest North Naples properties: Moraya Bay, the areas last beachfront condominium, and two towers in The Dunes Grande Preserve, the Grande Phoenician and Grande Geneva.Moraya BayThe 11-story Moraya Bay Beach Tower on Vanderbilt Beach has a curved design to maximize views from each of the eight luxury residences on nine residential levels. Floor plans offer three and four bedrooms and range from 3,900 square feet to 4,500 square feet of living area. Every home at Moraya Bay Beach Tower has a private elevator, 9-foot ceilings, a gourmet kitchen/ butlers pantry with two refrigerators, two dishwashers, two ovens, two sinks, a wine cooler and an icemaker. Smart technology wiring for communication and entertainment is included. Tower residents enjoy close proximity to the beach as well as to boating, shopping, dining and fishing facilities, plus a beachside pool, lap pool and a fitness center. Residences are priced from $2,750,000. For more information, call 514-5050 or visit www.morayabay.com. Models shown by appointment.The Dunes Grande PreserveOverlooking a 100-acre preserve, Turkey Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, The Towers of Grande Preserve feature resortcaliber recreational facilities set in a private guard-gated enclave. The 17-floor Grande Phoenician consists of 90 three-bedroom, three-bath residences in six floor plans ranging from 2,747 square feet to 2,893 square feet under air. Priced from $875,000, homes include three bedrooms and three full baths. Grande Geneva has 18 floors and 75 units with floor plans ranging from 2,798 square feet to 3,728 square feet. Each BCB Homes Montelena single-family home has earned a Green Home certification by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building Rating System and Florida Green Building Coalition. The benefits of this green home include lower operating costs, a healthier interior environment, reduction of water usage and increased sustainability. Although the amount of money saved in a green home varies by personal usage, on average, those who live in a green home save money by consuming 40 percent less energy and 50 percent less water than in conventional homes. Joe Smallwood, president of BCB Homes, understands the benefits of green living. Last spring, his private residence in Estuary became the first green home in all of Florida to be certified by the National Association of Home Builders and the Florida Green Building Coalition. The trend toward building green homes will continue to expand as more people discover the paybacks, Mr. Smallwood says. As builders, our responsibility to the environment demands that SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYBCB Homes Montelena gets green light for efficiency NEAL SEE PREMIER, B18 SEE MONTELENA, B15 COURTESY RENDERINGDesigned by Stofft-Cooney Architects, the Montelena encompasses 5,287 square feet of living space and has a total area of 7,789 square feet. Sunset at Moraya Bay on Vanderbilt Beach COURTESY PHOTO
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB12 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 5-11, 2009 W elcome to Southwest FloridaJamie LienhardtLicensed Real Estate Professional/REALTOR239-565-4268Jamie@sw moves.com Gulfcoast Premier Realty9250 Corkscrew Road, Suite One, Estero, Florida 33928 ESTERO GOLF COURSE VIEW! TOWNHOUSE/FURNISHED $325,000 ESTERO CYPRESS COVE/WILDCAT RUN GOLF MEMBERSHIP INCLUDED $325,000 ESTERO PEACEFUL SERENE SUNSETS! 3 BED/2 BATH/2 CAR/READY TO MOVE INTO! $315,000 ESTERO/WILDCAT RUN SOLD BY JAMIE! FORT MYERS SOLD BY JAMIE! 8929 CYPRESS PRESERVE PLACE ESTERO WATERFRONT! 2+DEN/2.5 BA/2 CAR WAS $350,000 NOW $214,000 FURNISHED! ESTERO READY FOR IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY! WAS $1,595,000 NOW $875,000 SOLD BY JAMIE! ESTERO/STONEYBROOK/KNIGHTON RUNA certificate of occupancy has been issued for Tavira, the sixth of eight planned luxury towers by The Lutg ert Companies in Bonita Bay. Adjacent to Estero Bay Park, Tavira is a 26-story condominium with 90 residences ranging from 3,517 square feet to 4,146 square feet of air-conditioned living space. Each residence has a screened terrace fitted with a summer kitchen. The building has a rooftop sunset terrace for all of the homeowners enjoyment with views of Estero Bay, Bonita Beach and the Gulf of Mexico, seating areas, a grill and a wet bar area. The pool deck has an infinity-edge heated pool, individual cabanas, spa, two gas grills and large covered pool cabana with wet bar, seating and a see-through fireplace. Wi-Fi is a new added feature to allow residents to relax poolside and connect on the World Wide Web.Indoors has the clubroom has a bar and catering kitchen, a media room with theater-style seating, card room, game room and health club with fitness center, steam rooms and a massage room. Residences at Tavira are priced from $1,606,000. For information, contact the Bonita Bay Sales Center at 495-1105. The Lutg ert Companies is a group of affiliated private companies involved in residential and commercial real estate development, residential and commercial real estate brokerage services, developer consultation, sales and marketing services, personal and commercial insurance services and title services. Tavira at Bonita Bay residences begin at $1.6 million COURTESY PHOTOTavira at Bonita BaySPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY dences ranging f rom 3,517 s quare f eet to 4, 146 s q uare feet o f I an wi g a m ce
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB14 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 5-11, 2009 11,780 living sq ft, 17,000 sq ft estate. $6,300,000 at Grey Oaks. New model by Harwick Homes. Decorated by Collins & Dupont. $5,250,000 at Mediterra. New furnished model by The Newport Companies. Premium lake/golf views. $4,595,000 at Mediterra. Furnished model by McGarvey. Reduced $450,000! $2,199,500 at Mediterra. Former model priced 100k below the builder, professionally furnished & decorated. $1,475,000 at Mediterra. www.MediterraLots.com.Premium vacant lots from $550,000 at Mediterra.David William Auston, PA239-273-1376Amerivest Realtywww.DavidNaples.com Located in Mediterra West. 3000 sq ft under air. $840,900 at Mediterra. 2nd Floor townhome with fantastic upgrades. $749,000 at Mediterra. BANK OWNED! Specialist in Custom Luxury Homes and Estate Properties in the Finest Communities of Naples.Chris St. Cyr call:(239) 269-0745email: cstcyr@JohnRWood.comwww.ChristineStCyr.com Olde Cypress Community Specialist Robb & Stucky invites the public to free seminars about design trends and tips. Programs take place at the Rob & Stucky showrooms in Naples and Bonita Springs. Coming up in Naples, at 2777 Tamiami Trail N.: 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, Unique Holiday Giving Tis the season for holiday shopping, and Robb & Stucky offers imaginative gift-giving ideas for family, friends, colleagues in the office, business associates and everyone on your holiday shopping list. 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, Entertaining at Home: Professional Tips for Festive tabletops From themed tabletops to simply elegant settings, enjoy a guided tour of table dcor by Robb & Stuckys design professionals. Be inspired to dine in style and learn how you can incorporate expert tips to wow the guests at your next gathering. 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, Bring in the New, and Keep the Old Making room for new furniture? Dont put antiques and family heirlooms away just yet. Let Robb & Stucky design consultant Todd Stevenson tell you how to mix and match antiques with new furniture to create beauty and design in your home. Seminar space is limited and reservations are requested. Call 261-3969, ext. 7000. Coming up in Bonita Springs, at 3181 North Bay Village Court: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, Festival of Tabletops Discover a world of beauty and elegance as you browse these fabulous tabletops created by Robb & Stucky designers. Walk away with great ideas for your own holiday entertaining, from traditional to contemporary and just plain fun. 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, Parties with Pizzazz: Festive Napkin Folding Learn how to duplicate those beautiful napkin folds youve always admired at elegant restaurants and memorable events. Robb & Stucky design consultant Cherie Baer will demonstrate how a nicely starched and folded napkin can add an elegant touch to a beautifully set table. 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, Outdoor Oasis Join Robb & Stucky design consultant Jane Sberna and patio design consultant Skip Baer to discover how you can create a relaxing and beautiful outdoor space that complements your interior dcor. This presentation explores trends in outdoor fabrics, furnishings and accessories and will take place at Robb & Stucky Casual Living Outdoor, 26501 South Tamiami Trail in Bonita Springs. Seminar space is limited and reservations are requested. Call 949-3001, ext. 8000. Free seminars have home and holiday decorating covered
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 5-11, 2009 REAL ESTATE B15 Grey Oaks Tuscany Reserve Mediterra Saturnia Lakes LongShore Lakes Park Shore Royal Harbour Tiburon Moorings Bay Colony . is Patrick Dearborns middle name.SoldOlde Cypress Vineyards Indigo Lakes Wilshire lakes Marbella Lakes Lely Olde Naples Aqualine Shores Port RoyalLife is great in NaplesPatrick Dearborn, LLCRealtor/John R. Wood RealtorsMulti Million Dollar Producer - 239-877-4340 mobile Patrick sells the Naples lifestyle.www.iLoveNaplesFLA.comCall Patrick today and let him get your home or condo in Naples SOLD!MONTELENAFrom page B11we continue to incorporate new and more resourceful building methods. We have the ability to construct homes that operate more efficiently and provide a healthier living environment, inside and out. Thats smart building. The Smallwood residence earned four 2009 Sand Dollars awards. The completed Montelena model earned five 2009 Sand Dollars: Product Design of the Year for a single-family model home, Best Landscape Design, Best Outdoor Living Area, Best Pool Design and Best Kitchen. The single-story, great room floor plan utilizes green building methods outside as well as inside. Adaptable native and drought-tolerant plants will make up approximately 50 percent of the landscaping, adding colorful beauty to the grounds but requiring less water, maintenance and fertilizers. The exterior of the home will be finished with ArcusStone, a fine aggregate plaster formula of crushed limestone, that can be colorized, textured and cut to emulate beautiful cut stone; it weathers well and requires less maintenance without paint. Natural gas is used for the top-end Energy Star kitchen appliances and in the Wolf gas grill in the summer kitchen. It also provides the fuel for heating fireplaces, the fire urn, pool and spa. Another green attribute of the Montelena is the saltwater pool. Saltwater is gentler for the eyes and skin than typical chlorinetreated pools.Other behind-the-scene green efficiencies include a vapor-permeable polystyrene insulation that works to minimize the intrusion of outdoor pollen, allergens, pollution, heat and humidity, and an innovative hot water recirculation system that speeds hot water retrieval and helps conserve water. The interiors are maintained at a comfortable level by means of a fresh air dehumidification system.The home will be also equipped with the Crestron home automation system and Lutron lighting system to streamline and simplify the usage of the technology in the home. With the touch of the keypad, Crestron programmable controls enable owners to customize temperature, audio/ video, pool pumps, window shades, rolldown screens and more. The Lutron lighting system allows lights to come on or go off at designated times of the day.The Montelena is available pre-construction in Estuary at Grey Oaks. For more information, call the Estuary Sales Center at 2613148 or visit www.estuaryatgreyoaks.com. Jolene Munzenrieder will join Rosa Ivy of Regions Bank in a free seminar designed for first-time homebuyers from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 14, at Downing-Frye Realty Inc. Refreshments and babysitting will be provided at no cost. Ms. Munzenrieder, who has been with Downing-Frye for more than 20 years, will discuss incentives for first-time homebuyers, including the $8,000 tax credit. Ms. Ivy, a residential loan officer with more than 15 years experience, works closely with clients to understand their financial and lifestyle needs and recommends the best mortgage for the purchase of a primary or vacation home or investment property. She was president and one of three owners of SouthView Mortgage LLC, headquartered in Naples. Although the seminar is free, reservations are required and can be made by calling 860-2324. Realtor, banker plan seminar for first-time buyersThe Collier Building Industry Association and the CBIA Sales and Marketing Council host the 21st annual Ross W. McIntosh Show, a Naplescentric perspective of residential development, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, at Quail West Country Club. Mr. McIntosh, the Leading Land Guy in Southwest Florida for more than 20 years, compiles facts and figures for his annual market overview and insights into the who, where and why of the deals that are being made. The theme for this year show is Whodathunkit? He will discuss where weve been, where we are now and where were going. A cocktail reception and networking will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by Mr. Ross presentation at 6:30 p.m. Gulfshore Life At Home is the sponsor. Cost for CBIA and NABOR members is $45; Sales and Marketing Council members, $40; and all others, $50. Guests are asked to bring an unwrapped holiday gift for a child age 5-12 years. Donations will go to elementary school children in Immokalee.For more information or to make reservations, call the CBIA office at 4366100. 21st annual Ross Show coming up Quail West Development Company has selected seven builders who will construct custom singlefamily residences in Quail West, one of whom will also construct villas in the 1,180-acre master-planned community. The builders are: Florida Lifestyle Homes, Fox Custom Builders, Imperial Homes of Southwest Florida, London Bay Homes, McGarvey Custom Homes, Robert DAngelo Custom Homes and The Newport Companies. McGarvey Custom Homes will build villas as well as singlefamily homes. Quail West offers home sites from $300,000, villas from $900,000 and custom single-family homes from $1.5 million. At the heart of the community is the Quail West selects seven custom builders newly renovated $20 million, 70,000square-foot clubhouse featuring casual and fine dining facilities, ballroom, wine grotto, full-service spa and beauty salon, pro shops, fitness center, card room, eight red-clay tennis courts and a junior Olympic-sized resort-style pool. All Quail West amenities are completed, fully operational and are owned debt-free. To view a photo gallery and register for updates, visit www.QuailWest.com. For more information, call 592-1010.
OLD NAPLES 616 Fifth Avenue S. 239-434-0101 CENTRAL NAPLES 3255 Tamiami Trail N. 239-261-6622 UPTOWN 2600 Immokalee Rd. 239-598-0059 e symbol of local knowledge BONITA / ESTERO 26269 S. Tamiami Trail 239-498-9200 SANIBEL 630 Tarpon Bay Rd. 239-472-2411 CHARLESTON SQUARE 225 Banyan Blvd. 239-643-3636 Vanderbilt Beach, 10620 Gulf Shore Dr, #701 Private elevator leads to a double door entry. Enjoy expansive views to the west, north and east from this end unit. 3 porches. Dock included. 3+Den/3.5 (C4718) Mary Naylor, 784-1689, Jacques Groenteman, 659-6382 $2,150,000 Pelican Bay, 7804 Cocobay Ct Bright courtyard villa, 3,300 sq ft, oversized lot, volume ceilings, 2 guest cabanas, 3-car garage, gas cook top, 42 pool. Call to see this private oasis! 4+Den/4.5 (V1282) Friley Saucier, PA, 293-3532 $ 1,750,000 Naples Boat Club, 909 10th St S, #304 Waterfront views from every room give way to endless lazy days watching the boats go by. 42 terrace, fabulous amenities, walk to 5th Ave. 3/3.5 (C4947) Mary Naylor, 784-1689, Jacques Groenteman, 659-6382 $1,690,000 Pelican Bay, 7807 Cocobay Ct ESTATE SALE extremely private, bright courtyard villa with resort style pool & guest cabana. 14 foot ceilings, new a/c, gated, furnished. www.7807CocoBay.com. 3+Den/4 (V1165) Friley Saucier, PA, 293-3532 $1,470,000 Colliers Reserve, 12640 Colliers Reserve Dr 1st class lake front setting in Colliers Reserve. 2 story home w dramatic screened lanai featuring raised pavilion and lagoon pool. 3+Den/3.5 (H4317) Lisa Richardson 250-8008 $1,325,000 Livingston Woods, 6510 Sable Ridge Ln 2.73 acres, 2 story home w/3 car garage, pool, family room w/FP plus upstairs media room. Commercial pole barn w/1750 SF of storage/work area. 4+Den/3.5 (H3865) Lisa M. Richardson, 250-8008 $1,199,000 Naples Lakes Country Club 5107 Castlerock Way Exquisite estate home enhanced w/ numerous valuable upgrades. CC membership included. 3 car side entry garage is ideal for your own golf cart. 3+Den/3.5 (H2883) Annemarie M. Giannini, 289-1820 $895,000 Pelican Bay, 7425 Pelican Bay Blvd, #201 First Class amenities at this elegant senior living address. Western views-Sunset skies and 1200 sq ft terrace for entertaining. 2+Den/3 (C5776) Mary Naylor, 784-1689 $895,000 Moorings, 1947 Crayton Rd Renovated pool home w/lge family rm. Granite counters, stainless appls, new tile oors, spacious. Over 4000 T Sq Ft. 3/2 (H3039) Carmony-Hutchison Team, 272-7000 $849,000 Imperial Shores, 4865 Regal Dr A Boaters Dream & priced to sell. Unique Key West style home w/ boat dock, lift & seawall. Super southern views of canal & bay to Gulf. Bi-level lanai. 3/2 (H4238) CarmonyHutchison Team, 272-7000 $799,900 Moorings, 875 Wedge Dr Home site w/ views of Moorings golf course & lake. Center of Naples w/easy access to Gulf, shopping & downtown. Build your dream home today! (L1059) Garren Grup, 289-8619, Heather Wightman, 450-1891 $799,000 Park Shore, 4751 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #506 Enjoy gorgeous Gulf views from nearly every room. Casually elegant, neutral colors, split bedrooms. Underground parking. Walk to beach. 2/2 (C5184) Christine Citrano, 877-1102 $699,000 Avion Park, 1550 Avion Pl Gulf Access! Newer home located on the Gordon River. Dock w/lift. Club amenities include pool, tness, gas dock & dining with no membership fees. 3/2 (H4506) Sally Kellogg, 571-5445 $670,000 Banyan Woods, 4911 Rustic Oaks Cir Delightful pool home w/long lake view & open plan. Upgrades include granite countertops, tumbled marble details, SS appl., Calif. closets & more. 3+Den/2.5 (H4386) Linda C. Loomis, P.A., 451-0769 $645,000 Longshore Lake, 10819 Fieldfair Dr N Naples gated community. Quality & upgrades throughout. Kit. & 3 baths feature granite, high-end xtures and designer tile. Home surrounds tropical pool/spa. 4/3 (H4467) Lisa Richardson 250-8008 $639,000 Cedar Creek, 9230 Cedar Creek Dr Your own paradise in this popular comm. Custom built w/many upgrades. Pool, spa, citrus trees, boat dock & pvt. tiki hut overlooking Spring Creek. Gulf Access. 4/3 (H4465) Jim Scartz, 877-9726, Carl Rao, 949-3932 $599,900 Palm Bay Estates 26773 Hickory Blvd, #2 Immaculate turnkey townhouse on Estero Bay. Boat dock w/Gulf access, easy beach access, renovated baths, rec room. 2 lanais overlooking Bay. 2+Den/3 (C5556) Maggie Sanders, 2694499, Connie Spitzmiller, 248-7616 $599,000 Old Naples, 1222 Gordon Dr, #3 Outstanding renovation in convenient location between e Pier &ird Street. High end appointments normally found in multi million dollar properties. Turnkey. 2/2 (C5000) Merry Coolidge, 450-4924 $575,000 Moorings, 2100 Gulf Shore Blvd N Port au Villa. 6 oerings. Beach & Bay, Boat Docks. 1200 SF. Furnished, pool on the bay, sh o docks & walk across the st. to the beach. All steps from your door. 2/2 (C5125) Carmony-Hutchison Team, 272-7000 $349,000 to $549,000 Moorings, 2880 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #209 Bayside beach retreat! Updated open oor plan, glassed in lanai, 1554 T.A. carport, new windows & plumbing. Lovely bayside pool or stroll Moorings Beach. 2/2 (C5890) Lisa M. Richardson 250-8008 $474,000 e Strand, 5991 Trophy Dr, #1303 Beautiful sunset views of the golf course & lake from your screened lanai. is lovely 2nd oor unit, with private elevator, has been meticulously maintained. 3/3 (C5464) Christine Citrano, 877-1102 $435,000 Spanish Wells, 28390 Tasca Dr Spacious, bright home w/newer appliances, paver driveway, pool pump, water heater, roof and A/C. Solar heated pool, golf course view. 3 miles to beaches. 3/2 (H4379) Connie Spitzmiller, 2487616, Naples Resort Home Team $425,000 e Colony At Pelican Landing, 23770 Merano Ct, #101 Oered Exquisitely Furnished! Spacious previous model with great lake, sunset & golf view. Wet bar, 10ceilings, kitchen features granite, stainless & more! 3/2.5 (C5054) Rose Rothell, P.A., 848-8637 $399,900 e Colony At Pelican Landing, 23821 Merano Ct, #101 Beautifully upgraded w/ custom window treatments, custom closets, electric storm shutters, crown molding, private setting. Walk to the pool. 3/2.5 (C4720) Rose Rothell, P.A., 848-8637 $380,000 Acreage, 20590 Sandy Ln Single family country living in the heart of Estero. Easy access to shopping, dining, airport & more. Room for all your toys in extra boat garage! 4/2 (H4201) Heather Wightman, 450-1891 $350,000 Glen Eagle, 224 Glen Eagle Cir Golf community minutes to 5th, 3rd & beaches. Open oor plan w/2124 SF, granite kitchen, diag tile, coer ceilings, water softener, pool/ spa. 2+Den/2 (H4019) Jim Scartz, 8779726, Douglas Smith, 682-0414 $319,900 Pelican Bay, 5815 Glencove Dr #1201 Glencove. On tram to beach. Split bedroom Cambridge model, most sought after. Furnished, lanai glassed and screen, 1606 T. Sq. Ft. 2/2 (C4999) Carmony-Hutchison Team, 272-7000, 272-4462 $309,000 Golden Gate Estates, 0 27th Ave Ne Well-maintained home on landscaped 2.73 acres. Long brick driveway, replace, playground. House is wind rated for up to 110 mph w/reinforced block. 3/2 (H4341) Annemarie Giannini, 289-1820 $279,000 Park Shore, 4150 Belaire Ln, #110 West of 41. Walk to Park Shore Beach, restaurants & shopping. Corner 1st unit w/tile oors, updated kit. replace, carport, & 1,506 TA. Lovely pool. 2+Den/2 (C4104) Lisa Richardson, 250-8008 $279,000 Maplewood, 780 Crosseld Cir Long lake views are sure to catch your eye as you enter the front door of this beautifully updated home. Tile & wood oors, granite, marble, SS appliances. 3+Den/2 (H3690) Jim Scartz, 8779726, Gary Lusher, 821-9690 $269,900 Autumn Woods, 7098 Pond Cypress Ct, #201 Lovely upgraded home w/ Southern exposure and lake view. Volume ceilings, stainless appliances, maple cabinets in kitchen and baths and wood and tile oors. 3/2 (C5641) Lauren Taylor Brooker, 287-4947 $269,000 Falling Waters, 2375 Bayou Ln, #7112 Tropical resort paradise. Minutes to 5th Ave. & beach. 2nd condo with new paint & carpeting. Pool w/ waterfalls, Har-Tru tennis & putting green. Lake view. 3/2 (C5795) Bobbie Dusek, 659-6132 $245,000 Quarterdeck Cove, 20550 Porthole Ct Attn. on deck boaters. West of 41, surrounded by parkland. Close to Estero River & public boat launch. Minutes to Coconut Point & RSW Airport. Well maintained. 3/2 (H4288) Bobbie Dusek, 659-6132 $220,000 e Cove, 5493 Cove Cir, #93 Enjoy the magnicent lake view from this townhouse. Wood oor, extended lanai, central vacuum, alarm system. A DiVosta Home w/reinforced concrete block. 3/2.5 (H4389) Annemarie M. Giannini, 289-1820 $199,900 Worthington, 13010 Amberley CT #212 Golf & tennis membership is inc! 2nd condo, nicely turnkey furnished, new appliances, freshly painted, new roofs, new carports, great location. 3/2 (C5965) Sharon Hammond-Turnblad 851-6918 $169,000 www.JohnRWood.com November 8th OPEN HOUSES from 1-4pm are Highlighted in Yellow REDUCED $829,000
OLD NAPLES 616 Fifth Avenue S. 239-434-0101 CENTRAL NAPLES 3255 Tamiami Trail N. 239-261-6622 UPTOWN 2600 Immokalee Rd. 239-598-0059 e symbol of local knowledge BONITA / ESTERO 26269 S. Tamiami Trail 239-498-9200 SANIBEL 630 Tarpon Bay Rd. 239-472-2411 CHARLESTON SQUARE 225 Banyan Blvd. 239-643-3636 Old Naples, 92 Gulf Shore Blvd S Situated west of the boulevard & approx. 100 ft from the sand w/views of the Gulf, easy access to all Old Naples has to oer & pool. 5,949 sfua. 5-car garage. 5+Den/5+2half (H4224) Craig Jones, 280-2238 $6,975,000 Old Naples, 136 Gulfshore Blvd S Situated west of the boulevard & approx. 100 ft from the sand w/views of the Gulf, easy access to all Old Naples has to oer & pool. 5,865 sfua. 5-car garage. 5+Den/5+2half (H4233) Craig Jones, 280-2238 $6,950,000 Old Naples, 368 4th Ave N Meticulous 2008 renovation. A 5,368sf two-story home on a wide lot with multiple living and entertainment spaces and all-day sun on the 50 freeform pool. 5+Den/5 (H4457) Craig Jones, 280-2238 $3,295,000 Pine Ridge, 647 Myrtle Rd -is Pine Ridge Estate is situated on 1.62 landscaped acres & oers the very best of Naples living. 5+Den/7+2half (H4493) Greg Gorman, PA, 784-2841, Debi Foss, 272-4494 $2,900,000 Pelican Bay, 8171 Bay Colony Dr, #1904 All the amenities of Bay Colony and panoramic Gulf views in this beautifully updated endunit oered furnished. Two lanais oer signicant outdoor living space 3/3.5 (C5956) Craig Jones, 280-2238 $2,855,000 Vanderbilt Beach, 390 Willett Ave Only the nest quality is found throughout this impressive residence from the marble and wood ooring to the concrete construction. 5+Den/3+2half (H4126) Greg Gorman, PA, 784-2841 $2,200,000 e Dunes, 285 Grande Way, #PH-3 Spectacular penthouse unit. Best unobstructed view of Turnkey Bay, e Gulf of Mexico up to Sanibel Island. Large open oor plan. 11 ceil. Custom made library. 3/3.5 (C5911) Dominick Tascher, 839-5688 $2,129,000 Livingston Woods, 6411 Sable Ridge Ln Your very own resort. Exceptional quality and detail in this unique and very private Livingston Woods estate on 5 acres. 4+Den/4 (H4289) Craig Jones, 280-2238 $1,795,000 Vanderbilt Beach, 9051 Gulfshore Dr, #PH2 Open by appt. Penthouse views of the Gulf of Mexico! Totally renovated with warmth & charm. Jerusalem stone ooring, upgraded cabinets. Many special upgrades. 2/2 (C5391) Barbara Salinas, 449-2733 $1,499,000 Pelican Bay, 316 Carlton Pl is lovely property is one of just 28 rarely avail. Carlton Place villas tastefully remodeled. Walk to tram. 3/3.5 (V1195) Jacques Groenteman, 659-6382, Jill Rogers, 450-6856 $1,445,000 Grey Oaks, 3222 Sedge Pl Grey Oaks at its nest. Main house with Cabana suite. Impressively remodeled done with all the right touches. is is a stunning house. 3+Den/3.5 (H2805) Greg Gorman, PA, 784-2841, David Burke, 784-2831 $1,325,000 Golden Gate Est 6155 Standing Oaks Ln Fantastic location, beautiful estate home that has it all. Plenty of room for entertaining within the main house & pool area, plus two attached guest homes. 6 or More/5 (H4337) Mary Kay Hart, 821-5500 $1,300,000 Bonita Bay, 27280 Ridge Lake Ct Great Value in amenity rich community! Light & bright open plan. Lush tropical landscaping, pool/spa/outdoor kit. Gourmet S/S kitchen. Custom features galore! 4/3.5 (H4500) Sarah ompson, 398-8333, Darline Hillard, 273-4444 $1,000,000 Royal Harbor, 1540 Bonita Ln Spectacular bungalow with wide canal views, lush landscaping and quick access to Gulf. New kitchen, pool deck and pool surface. 3/3 (H4327) Craig Jones, 280-2238 $895,000 Moorings, 2850 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #208 Boaters Alert! 2nd oor end unit w/Bay & partial Gulf view. Extra storage & covered parking. Glassed-in lanai gives addtl living area. Docks avail for lease. 3/2 (C5938) Barbara Salinas, 449-2733 $785,000 Vanderbilt Beach, 410 Flagship Dr, #502 Expansive Bay view! Tastefully furnished and very well maintained 3BR/2BA unit with excellent rental history. Call today. 3/3 (C5971) Barbara Salinas, 449-2733 $779,000 Moorings, 2309 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #113 Spectacular value in Admiralty Point w/ wide views of Pass & Gulf. Resort style amenities plus boat dock. Modestly updated. 2+Den/2.5 (C5564) Craig Jones, 280-2238 $768,000 Banyan Woods, 4980 Rustic Oaks Cir Modied Catalina oor plan allows more open area in kitchen and family room. Home has an upgraded allergy free A/C system w/air purier. 3+Den/3 (H4031) Mary Kay Hart, 821-5500 $699,000 Naples Bay Resort, 965 Sandpiper Street, #J101 Life is dierent here. Now available for immediate occupancy. Club membership included. Close to amenities, Old Naples, and beaches! 2/2 (C2707) Sarah ompson, 398-8333 $699,000 Golden Gate Estates 521 18 Ave NW is beautiful home is a paradise waiting for its new owners. e perfect home to entertain your family and friends. 4+Den/2.5 (H4276) Mary Kay Hart, 821-5500 $675,000 Park Shore, 787 Fountainhead Ln Well maintained home on large corner lot in great location. Oers mature landscaping and privacy. 4/2 (H4440) Kimberly Mueller, 776-6138 $629,000 Pelican Landing, 25121 Bay Cedar Dr Indoor outdoor living at its best. Pool, spa, privacy plus panoramic lake & golf view. Private beach club, tennis, tness, canoeing. Gorgeous updated home. 3/2 (H4354) Sarah ompson, 398-8333 $585,000 Imperial Golf Estates, 1938 Imperial Golf Course BLVD Wonderful 4 bedroom home with southern views of lake and golf course. High ceilings, replace, oversized kitchen. Terric oor plan. Must see. 4/3.5 (H4495) Debbie Frost, 250-8701 $575,000 Moorings, 2400 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #PH2 Spectacular value in Admiralty Point with wide Bay views and resort-style amenities plus boat docks for residents. Ready for decorator touch. 2/2 (C5897) Craig Jones, 280-2238 $570,000 Park Shore, 4751 Gulf Shore Blvd N #1403 Unparalleled beachfront opportunity! e sparkling bay & city views from the 14th oor can be yours to enjoy. Oversized windows make this unit light & bright. 2/2 (C4916) Jeanne Shapira, 821-8582 $550,000 Worthington, 13871 Tonbridge Ct is popular Arthur Rutenberg Monterey o or plan features a formal living room, dining room and a casual FR with wet bar perfect for entertaining. 3+Den/3 (H3150) Diane Rudd, 405-1862 $549,000 Banyan Woods, 5004 Maxwell Cir, #201 e value is in the details. Like no other competitor in Banyan Woods, this 2nd oor carriage home built in 2005 with 3,084 sf of well-designed living space. 3+Den/3 (C5755) Craig Jones, 280-2238 $539,000 Autumn Woods, 6433 Autumn Woods Blvd Popular 4/3 Pool home in one of Naples best communities. Plantation shutters, granite counters, central vac, volume ceilings, tile & a great lake view! 4/2 (H4095) Greg Gorman, PA, 784-2841 $419,999 Naples Imp Co Little Farms 1171 26th Ave N Location in the heart of Naples on Lake! Beautifully updated 3 bedroom, 2 bath pool home with long lake views. Spacious & private fenced in yard. 3/2 (H2497) Kelly Kent, 250-5480 $399,000 Golden Gate Estates, 6030 Sea Grass Ln Opportunity to own 3/2 home and 2/1 guest home west of Santa Barbara. Great location, pool, replace, fruit trees, storage shed and more. Very nice property! 3/2 (H4111) Mary Kay Hart, 821-5500 $350,000 Wiggins Bay, 320 Horsecreek Dr, #203 Room with a View! Corner unit overlooks the #9 hole. Championship golf included. Upgraded and nicely furnished three bedroom. Boating, tennis. Resort lifestyle. 2/2 (C5864) Greg Gorman, PA, 784-2841 $325,000 Worthington, 13190 Southampton Dr e best of the best! Wonderfully upgraded with sought after southern lake exposure. Long fairway views. Heated pool, lovely furnishings, tile & more. 3/2 (V1133) Diane Rudd, 405-1862 $300,000 Vineyards, 658 Vintage Reserve Cir, #7-D Best priced 2ndcarriage home. Elect. hurricane shutters. Perf. condition. Tile throughout. Large open plan. Quiet gated neighborhood in e Vineyards. 3+Den/3 (C5958) Dominick Tascher, 839-5688 $299,000 Pelican Sound, 20922 Island Sound Cir, #103 Perfect size, perfect lifestyle, perfect price! Nicely upgraded 1st oor golf getaway. Golf, tennis, pools, tness, boating & beach access. 2/2 (C5762) Sarah ompson, 398-8333 $194,900 Springwood, 3721 Springwood Dr Wonderful Location in the Heart of Naples. Minutes to 5th Ave & 3rd Street. Freshly painted spacious villa, large open lanai. Single car garage. 2/2 (V1246) Kelly Kent, 250-5480 ` $149,900 www.JohnRWood.com November 8th OPEN HOUSES from 1-4pm are Highlighted in Yellow
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB18 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 5-11, 2009 Email me or call and register to search MLS listings & sales on your own 239-849-2767 The Realtor who is Recommended by Her Clients BCzachor@JohnRWood.com www.BevCzachor.comBeverly Czachor OPEN HOUSE 1 TO 4 PM SAT AND SUN, NOVEMBER 7TH AND 8TH.BROKER CO-OP WELCOME 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 residence has three bedrooms and three full baths. A private foyer elevator entry and two secured parking spaces per residence are also included. These units are priced from $900,000.The lakefront Plantation Club is an inviting retreat for residents of Grande Preserve and is designed to reflect the casual elegance of a Caribbean resort. A tennis center with pro-shop, six lighted tennis courts, spa services, a fully equipped fitness center, pool, a gazebo hot tub surrounded by a furnished plaza and sundeck, casually elegant dining and a social calendar of special events are all part of this gracious lifestyle. PREMIERFrom page B11Guest cottages are available for use by family and friends for overnight visits. In addition, the beachfront Floridian Club is fully staffed for Grande Preserve residents and offers food and beverage services at dining tables, poolside and beachside. Five bayside cottages offer guests a first-class setting, and a beach shuttle service is available for guests and members. Models in The Dunes Grande Preserve are open daily. Call 594-1700 or visit www. thedunesnaples.com for more information. Signature Communities and Premier PropertiesSignature Communities has created more than 3,000 luxury residences and is one of the largest developers of multi-family neighborhoods in North Naples. Along with Moraya Bay and Grande Preserve at The Dunes, Signature has developed Regatta at Vanderbilt Beach. As the real estate di vision of T he Lutg ert Companies, Premier Properties of Southwest Florida Inc. has full-service offices in The Village on Venetian Bay, and The Gallery Office in The Northern Trust Building in Park Shore; Broad Avenue South and Fifth Avenue South in Old Naples; Vanderbilt Beach Road in North Naples; the Esplanade Shoppes on Marco Island; and The Promenade Shoppes in Bonita Springs. COURTESY PHOTOGrande Preserve at the Dunes.
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
NORTH NAPLES 239.594.9494 THE PROMENADE239.948.4000 COMMERCIAL 239.947.6800 DEVELOPER SERVICES239.434.6373 RENTAL DIVISION 239.262.4242 OLD NAPLES premier properties.com NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM 244 4TH AVENUE NORTH tCustom-built in 2006, fully furnished, 2 blocks to beach. Over 4,700 SF of living area, 5BR+den, heated pool/spa. $3,495,000 Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 OPEN SUN. 1-4 PAR LAVILLE tMulti-family site zoned for six villas, each being 3,000 SF. This lot is located three blocks to Naples beaches. $3,650,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741 15 20TH AVENUE SOUTH tOne block to the beach! Built in 2008. Over 5,300 A/C SF, 4 bedrooms plus den and bonus lounge. Heated pool/spa. $4,695,000 Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 OPEN SUN. 1-4 GULFSHORE BLVD.SOUTH tGulf front building site. Just south of Naples Pier & walking distance to 3rd Street. Lot Size 100x400x230x100. $6,950,000 | Michael D. Browne | 272-3331 BROADAVENUESOUTH tCharming beachfront home with guest house circa 1901 has been completely renovated. Secluded pool area. $8,950,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 GARDENTERRACE tElegant and innovative new construction on a beautiful street. Steps from the beach. Private outdoor pool and spa. From $2,295,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741 GULFSHORE BLVD.N. tOver acre site on Alligator Lake. Build a new home or enjoy the existing 3BR cottage surrounded by landscaping. $2,395,000 | Chris Yanson | 450-7584 SANDY CAY tClose to beach and 5th Avenue South shops. Five bedroom, 5.5 bath with family room, private elevator, replace and built-in cabinets. From $2,545,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-2424 CENTRALAVENUE tTo-be-built home by one of the Premier builders in the area. Four BRs + den, 5.5BAs, 3-car garage, heated pool/spa. $2,995,000 Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 GORDON DRIVE tNew luxury construction. Four bedrooms, each with private bath, summer kitchen, sitting area complete with replace. $3,295,000 Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 OPEN SUN. 1-4 CASA BELLA tUpdates include faux paint, hand rubbed nishes & built-ins. Elevator. Plunge pool, outdoor kitchen & replace. $2,150,000 Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304 11TH AVENUESOUTH tRestored Old Naples cottage, guest house, 3BR+study on a beautifully landscaped lot. Just 2 blocks to Gulf beach. $2,175,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 GULFSHORE BLVD.SOUTH tHomesite is ready-to-go for your dream home. One block to Gulf. Plans for a 4BR Stofft Cooney design available. $2,175,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529 PALM CIRCLE WEST tClassic Florida architecture with a large courtyard entry, 3 bedroom suites, formal dining, pool. Furnished. $2,199,000 Virginia/Randy Wilson | 450-9091 VILLASESCALANTE tThis villa has 3,881 SF, 3 BRs, 3.5 BAs and 4 terraces. Marble ooring, private elevator and 2-car garage. $2,195,000 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 11TH AVENUESOUTH tContributing structure in National Register Historic District. Two-story cottage; heart pine oors and guest house. $1,795,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-2424 483 PALMCIRCLE WEST tCustom-built home with 4BRs, 5BAs, den and reading room, a loft/media area. Maple oors, granite, heated pool. $1,795,000 Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 OPEN SUN. 1-4 ROSEVILLAS tDynamic villa featuring Bosch appliances, elevator, wood and tile ooring, 4 bedrooms plus den. Private pool. $1,949,500 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741 BEACH BUNGALOWS tThis 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath plus den villa has over 2,500 sq. ft. of living, private heated pool. Ceramic/wood oors. $1,990,000 | Lindsey Forte Smith | 572-2663 408CENTRALAVENUE tNewly built, beautifully decorated 3BR single-family home. Private patio, pool, replace, near beach & 5th Ave S. $1,995,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 OPEN SUN. 1-4 13THAVENUESOUTH tAn enchanting home on a nice size corner lot. Warm wood walls, large family/dining room. Close to dining/shopping. $1,495,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529 4THSTREETSOUTH tFlorida cottage offers 3BRs plus den and a separate living area in a peaceful, tropical setting. Close to beach. $1,575,000 Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 3RDSTREETNORTH tPrivate pool and wide views of Alligator Lake. Warm terra cotta oors and neutral decor. Detached guest house. $1,595,000 | Karen Cosentino | 571-6329 RIDGE LAKE tFenced-in backyard off covered lanai, pool, spa, waterfall, koi pond & lounging area with metal re pit. Furnished. $1,649,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741 CHATHAM PLACE tThree-story, 3 BR, 3.5 BA residence. Private splash pool, 2-car garage. Saturnia marble oors, high ceilings. $1,749,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-2424 SHADOWMOSS tThis 3 BR + den, 3 bath is surrounded by terraces & lovely landscaping. Wood oors, granite counters, wine cooler. $1,195,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-2424 9THAVENUESOUTH tCharming 3 bedroom, 2 bath cottage. Granite, faux nishes, hand-painted murals, open heated tropical pool. $1,295,000 Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 VILLASVERONA tPrivate heated pool and spa, two lanai areas, 2 bedrooms plus a den, 2.5 baths. Only two blocks to the beach. $1,350,000 Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 LASDUNAS tThree blocks to beach. Townhome with 4 bedrooms, study, 3 baths, gourmet kitchen, private courtyard with pool. $1,395,000 Gary L. Jaarda/Jeff Jaarda | 248-7474 15THAVENUESOUTH tA classic Old Naples cottage located 2 blocks from the Gulf of Mexico. Lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bath home offered as-is. $1,450,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529 TIFFANY COURT t#202 Second oor, 3 bedroom to include new carpet, crown mouldings & baseboards. Bathrooms updated with tile & marble. $669,000 | Cindy Thompson | 860-6513 ARBORS t#4 Charming 2BR/2BA + den carriage home. Community pool and spa. Near beach, 5th Ave. & 3rd St. S. dining and shops. $679,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 PERGOLAVILLAS tA charming 3 bedroom plus den, 3 bath townhouse built by Burt Binder. Plunge pool, near beach. $795,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 COLONNADEON 5TH tSpacious & lovely oor plan w/2 master suites. Granite counters, built-in wine refrigerator, & hurricane windows. $999,000 | Kevin Rathburn | 269-4575 SUNTIDEONTENTH tLight, bright and open top oor condominium has garage, walled pool, privacy. Only 2 years new! Stone-look oor. $595,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 FIFTHAVENUE BEACH CLUB t#102 One block to beach! This 2 bedroom is totally redone! Granite countertops, tile & turnkey. Weekly rentals allowed. $399,000 Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 THE PIERRE CLUB t#20 Walk to 3rd Street shops, restaurants, Naples Pier, and white-sand beaches. Furnished and ready to enjoy. $499,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-2424 VILLAGE GREEN GARDENIA COURT tGarden/pool views, 5 blocks to Gulf, 2 blocks to shops & dining. Nice and clean 2BR/2BA. Clubhouse, bocce ball. $265,500 Beth Hayhoe McNichols | 821-3304 BEAUMER t#307B Totally and beautifully updated two bedroom furnished residence. Awesome kitchen, tile oors, & updated bathroom. $299,000 | Jeri Richey | 269-2203 TOWNMANOR CLUB t#204 Beautifully renovated, turnkey furnished 2 BR. New appliances, tile, kitchen and bathroom cabinetry! Walk to beach. $369,000 | Mary Yon | 572-3274 OLDNAPLES BAYFRONT tBayside Mediterranean Village. Enjoy on-site galleries, gourmet dining, boating, cabana bar, swimming and tennis. Short walk to 5th Ave. S. and beaches. Boat slips available, good rental history. #2202 Two bedroom plus den featuring private lanai overlooking the landscaped courtyard. $399,000 | PatrickOConnor | 293-9411 #3502 Immaculate 2BR awaits your decorative style. T en-foot celings, pristine condition. Bring offers. $485,000 | Thomas Gasbarro | 404-4883 #4508 Three bedroom penthouse with terric bay views. T urnkey furnished. Faux paint, mouldings, plantation shutters. $940,000 PhilipN. Collins | 404-6800 #5504 Stunning residence with furnishings, crown moulding & lovely sunsets from the west facing lanai. $594,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 #2503 Beautifully decorated 2BR/2BA in an upscale waterfront community Docks available. $440,000 | Vincent Bandelier | 450-5976 NAPLES BAY RESORT THE RESIDENCES t Luxury living with a waterfront address. Firstclass amenities include 5 pools, lazy river and world-class spa. W alk to 5th A venue South for shopping and dining. #C-212 Elegant waterfront 3BR/3.5BA. Private elevator, 2-car garage. $1,950,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 #C-307 Fabulous 3BR/3.5BA waterfront home. Unsurpassed views & location. $2,400,000 | Wendy Hayes | 777-3960 #D-204 Brand new 3BR overlooking marina & restaurants. Granite kitchen, private elevator marble bath. $1,445,000 | Michelle L. Thomas | 860-7176 #C-209 Custom villa. W ood ooring, chiseled marble, replace, 3BRs plus den. $1,995,000 | W endy Hayes | 777-3960 #D-201 Custom-painted 3BR plus den, 3.5BA spacious oor plan. Marble and wood oors. $2,190,000 | Wendy Hayes | 777-3960 VILLAGE GREEN EVERGLADES CLUB tTwo bedroom, 1.5 bath residence situated close to downtown historic Old Naples. Turnkey furnished. 55+. $159,000 | IsabelleEdwards | 564-4080 NEWLISTING
41 41 41Bonita Springs Bonita SpringsNaplesImmokalee RoadLivingston RoadBonita Beach Road3 Oaks PkwyCoconut RdOld U.S. 41Old U.S. 41Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Blvd. Davis BlvdCollier Blvd Collier Blvd Airport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Park Shore Dr. Rattlesnake Hammock Road Goodlette Frank RoadVanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Marco Island www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB22 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 5-11, 2009 Florida Weeklys Open HousesCall 239.325.1960 to be included in Florida Weeklys Open Houses. loresi Way $1,095,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 16 FIDDLERS CREEK BELLAGIO 8579 Bellagio Drive $1,100,000 Premier Properties ML Meade 293-4851 17 PELICAN MARSH GABLES 1004 Spanish Moss Trail $1,145,000 Premier Properties Pam Hartman 216-7949. 18 PARK SHORE PARK SHORE TOWER 4251 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #9B $1,149,000 Premier Properties Angela R. Allen 825-8494 19 VANDERBILT BEACH VANDERBILT GULFSIDE 10951 Gulfshore Drive #1403 $1,259,000 Premier Properties Pat Callis 250-0562 20 GREY OAKS ESTUARY MARSH WREN 1553 Marsh Wren Lane $1,550,000 Premier Properties Daniel Guenther 357-8121 21 PELICAN BAY COCOBAY 7853 Cocobay Drive $1,665,000 Premier Properties Cathy Owen 269-3118 22 ESTUARY at GREY OAKS 1485 Anhinga Pointe Priced from $1,795,000 Premier Properties Call 239-261-3148 Mon. Sat. 9-5 & Sun. 12-5 23 OLD NAPLES 483 Palm Circle West $1,795,000 Premier Properties Marty & Debbi McDermott 564-4231 24 GREY OAKS ESTUARY MARSH WREN 1528 Marsh Wren Lane $1,900,000 Premier Properties Jeri Richey 269-2203 25 OLD NAPLES 408 Central Avenue $1,995,000 Premier Properties Steve Smiley 298-4327 >$2,000,00026 MEDITERRA 29070 Marcello Way $2,199,500 Amerivest Realty, David William Auston, 239-273-1376 27 BAREFOOT BEACH BAYFRONT GARDENS 209 Bayfront Drive $2,595,000 Premier Properties Cynthia Joannou 273-0666 28 VANDERBILT BEACH MORAYA BAY 11125 Gulfshore Drive From $2,750,000 Premier Properties Call 239514-5050 Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5>$3,000,00029 MEDITERRA VERONA 17018 Verona Way $3,195,000 Premier Properties Dru Martinovich 564-1266 30 BONITA BAY BAYWOODS 26360 Woodlyn Drive $3,795,000 Premier Properties Gary L. Jaarda/Jeff Jaarda 248-7474>$5,000,00031 PORT ROYAL 777 Kings Town Drive $5,950,000 Premier Properties Richard G. Prebish II 357-6628 2 4 3 5 13 6 9 15 16 12 14 10 7 18 8 11 17 1 19 21 22 24 27 23 26 25 28 29 30 31 20Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked>$200,0001 VASARI COUNTRY CLUB TRIESTE II 11081 Corsia Trieste Way #206 $245,000 Premier Properties of Southwest Florida, Inc., REALTORS Roxanne Jeske 450-5210 2 THE BROOKS SHADOW WOOD OAK HAMMOCK II 10422 Autumn Breeze Drive #102 $250,000 Premier Properties Cheryl Mease 691-8104 3 PELICAN LANDING SOUTHBRIDGE 25071 Ballycastle Court #203 $289,900 Premier Properties Pam Umscheid 691-3541 >$300,0004 KENSINGTON WESTCHESTER 4970 Westchester Court #4202 $349,000 Premier Properties Jeannie McGearty 2484333 5 WYNDEMERE GOLF COTTAGES 16 Golf Cottage Drive $350,000 Premier Properties Kathryn Hurvitz 659-5126>$400,0006 THE STRADA AT MERCATO Located just North of Vanderbilt Beach Rd on US 41 Contemporary living from the low $400s. Premier Properties Call 800-719-5136 Mon. Sat. 10-8 and Sun: 12-8 7 LEMURIA 7172 Lemuria Circle #1801 From the Mid $400s. Premier Properties Tom Gasbarro 404-4883. Mon. Fri. 10-4 and Sat. Sun. 1-4 8 VINEYARDS REGENCY RESERVE 852 Regency Reserve #102 $429,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 2137420 9 AZZURRO CONDOMINIUMS Open House Preview, Saturday-Sunday, 1-4pm 1540 Blue Point Avenue, Naples, Florida Reduced Over 50% from 1.2 Million to $450,000 $525,000 Re/Max Realty Select, Marcel Seamples, 776-4527 Pegasus Realty Group, Inc., Catherine Backos, 280-6862>$500,00010 TREVISO BAY 9004 Tamiami Trail East Priced from $500s Premier Properties Call 239-643-1414 Mon. Sat. 9-5 and Sun. 11-5 11 BONITA BAY BAYVIEW I 4811 Island Pond Court #503 $574,000 Premier Properties Carol Johnson/Michael Lickley 948-4000 >$600,00012 BONITA BAY ESPERIA & TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive New construction priced from the $600s. Premier Properties Call 800-311-3622. Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5>$800,00013 MOORINGS SHORES OF NAPLES 2401 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #61 $875,000 Premier Properties Marty & Debbi McDermott 564-4231>$900,00014 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE 280 Grande Way From $900,000 Premier Properties Call 239-594-1700 Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5>$1,000,00015 MEDITERRA VILLORESI 15746 Vil-
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF NOVEMBER 5-11, 2009WEEK at-a-glance Toying aroundTerry Kovel says antique playthings fetch big bucks from collectors. C24 & 25 Patrics is the placeHungry for breakfast at noon? Fill up at this cozy new spot in Mission Square. C27 Love and warBook reviewer Phil Jason calls memoir by Naples writer Leon Hesser a sterling addition to WWII literature. C12 Ld Docs who rockCheck out the Steinway Physicians Talent Show and more great events around town. C32, 33, 34 & 35 A new season of Art in the Park begins SaturdayThe von Liebig Art Center will present an Art in the Park festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, on Park Street, alongside the center. The Art in the Park festival series features members of the Naples Art Association working in all media and is a casual way to get to know the artists on the first Saturday of the month from November through April. Admission is free. Novembers Featured Artist is watercolorist JoAnn Ostrowski, who earned national recognition by being selected to become a signature member of the National Watercolor Society. She is known for her attention to detail and strong technical skill. Glazing allows me to create rich colorations that display a full range of value, Ms. Ostrowski notes. These washes, combined with controlled rendered detail, show a range of textures and finishes not usually associated with this elusive runaway medium. No brush strokes are visible to suggest a painterly or vigorous painting process, she adds. The attention is given solely to the subject in order to emphasize its character and personality. Art in the Park is sponsored by Steve Stolz/Edward Jones Financial Advisor and Happenings A&E magazine.Volunteer opportunitiesThe NAA and The von Liebig Art Center need more than a few good volunteers to help with duties associated with four major art festivals this season. From parking and ticket sales to set-up and clean-up, theres a fourhour shift for all ages and abilities. The seasons art festivals are: The Naples Renaissance Fall Art Festival Nov. 28-29 on 10th Street and U.S. 41) The Naples National Feb. 20-21, 2010, in Cambier Park The Mercato Fine Arts Festival March 6-7, 2020, at Mercato The Downtown Naples Festival o f the Arts March 27-28, 2010, on Fifth Avenue South For more information about volunteers opportunities at with festival and other events sponsored by the NAA, call Yvonne Gibb, manager of volunteer services, at 262-6517, ext. 105.SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ COURTESY IMAGELibby, Sanibel Bird Lady, a watercolor by JoAnn Ostrowski, featured artist for November at Art in the Park Naples International Film Festival screens eclectic mix of indie gemsBY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com A guide to the Naples International Film FestivalC29-31 >>inside:MOMz ROCKs HotI was thinking about the Mom thing, and how youre shoved into this box, and youre marginalized and silenced and alienated and exhausted, and you have all your resources stripped from you. And I was like: Damn! Thats like being a punk rocker! Rachel Yellow of Placenta F YOU THINK MOMS ARE ALL ABOUT SOOTHING LULlabies and patty-cake, patty-cake, bakers man, guess again, baby. Moms can be about strapping on a Fender Stratocaster, cranking the dial past 10 and blowing out the speakers.SEE FESTIVAL, C4 I COURTESY PHOTOSPunked out, rockin mamas: MOMz Hot ROCKs screens at the Naples International Film Festival
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 5-11, 2009 NAPLES PRINCESSCall (239) 649-2275 For Reservations $ port or service. Contact Artis >>Send your dating tips, questions, and disasters to: firstname.lastname@example.org ally it involves justifying seamy behavior. If were not, in fact, hard-wired for monogamy, then why do we try so hard to make it happen? True, Wang Lung needed two women (and, in his old age, a third), and, also true, most women could use the four men Steve Harvey describes. But if we can embrace the definition of commitment, we have the potential to be contented with just one partner. Its believing that and practicing it that is the ultimate challenge. In The Good Earth, Pearl S. Bucks sweeping narrative set in rural China, we follow the life of Wang Lung, a farmer who grows rich off the land he cultivates. Wang Lung is a good man, frugal with his money; he doesnt gamble or at the beginning of his life, at least visit the teahouses or their flesh trade. As a young man, Wang Lung takes a wife, O-Lan, who is an asset to his home. She cooks, cleans and takes care of his aging father. She is thick and big-boned and even-tempered. She bears him sons, one after the other, then daughters. She is the cornerstone of what will become a great house. But in his middle age, Wang Lung becomes smitten with Lotus, a woman from the teahouse. He acquires her with the silver hidden in his wall, wealth amassed from a lifetime of toil alongside O-Lan. Wang Lung installs Lotus in his inner courtyard, where he can partake of her delicate features her soft skin, her perfumed body, her small, bound feet. He nearly forgets O-Lan, the beast of burden in his home, a woman who bore him sons and acts as his servant. Wang Lung is proud of this arrangement one woman as his plaything and one as his workhouse and he imagines all When one is not enough SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS ArtisHENDERSON email@example.com ...And the Mandingo? When you see him, you know hes going to put your back out...men would want it so. And who wouldnt? But lets be honest. Women, too, could do with more than one man. In Steve Harveys Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, Mr. Harvey says every woman needs four men: an old man, an ugly man, a gay man, and a Mandingo. The old guy, Mr. Harvey says, hell sit around the house with you, spend his pension check on you, hug you, hold you, give you comfort, and wont expect any sex from you because, well, he cant get it up no way. The ugly man, he does all the chores, like drop off the kids at school and wash the car. The gay man is a great conversationalist. And the Mandingo? When you see him, you know hes going to put your back out, Mr. Harvey says. In essence, Steve Harvey and Wang Lung are saying the same thing: We are rarely contented with just one partner. Perhaps that accounts for the rise in polyamory the perplexing practice of having a relationship with more than one person at a time, and everyone involved is mysteriously OK with the situation and the popularity of books like The Myth of Monogamy. And yet, I wonder. Sometimes it feels like the people behind these trends are trying too hard to make a point. After all, they have their own agenda, and usuThe gay man is a great conversationa li s t. tr yi ng too hard to make a po int After all, they have their own agenda, and usu
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 5-11, 2009 Sure, thereve been rock stars who became mothers and continued performing: Bjork, Madonna, Patti Smith, Wynonna, to name a few. But MOMz Hot ROCKs, a documentary by Kate Perotti, looks at women who become rockers after theyve started their families. These all-woman bands sport names such as Housewives on Prozac, Frump, Placenta, Black Flamingo, Candy Band (a play on the name Candy Land, a kids board game any mom will tell you theyve played all too many times) and The Mydols (because after all, they reason, if theres a band called The Cramps, why not The Mydols?). This inspiring documentary can be seen at the Naples International Film Festival at 11:30 a.m. and 8:45 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at Silverspot Luxury Cinemas, with the latter show including a Q&A with the director afterward.The inner rock starMs. Perotti was in the process of writing a narrative comedy about a fictional group of women who start a band when she read in the Wall Street Journal about real-life mothers who had created bands. She got on the Internet and looked up Joy Rose, who started Housewives on Prozac. She called me right back and we talked for about an hour and a half, she says. And suddenly, Ms. Perotti was making a film about groups of women across the country who were discovering their inner rock stars. These women are lively, talented, selfaware and funny. Ms. Rose wears pink streaks in her hair, feather boas, a heart-shaped tattoo with Mom in the middle and big-ass platform shoes. After battling lupus, undergoing chemotherapy and getting a kidney transplant, she took a good look at her life and decided to follow her dream of starting a band. She loves her four children, but she knew motherhood was only one of her roles in life. Music, she says, was the difference between living and dying. Housewives on Prozac perform songs such as Eat Your Damn Spaghetti, Mrs. President, I Dont Think Like My Mom Anymore, Chemo and Gay Girls Make Great Moms. The Housewives have played venues as diverse as the YMCA for Music for Mommies, a 9/11 fundraiser for Long Island firefighters, and the now-defunct CBGBs in New York City. As she realized there were scores of other mom bands across the country, Ms. Rose a woman who obviously doesnt know how to dream small started Mamapalooza, a festival of mom bands and like-minded women performers. Filmmaker Ms. Perotti was there for the first Mamapalooza organizational meeting, as were women rockers Rew, who has a band called Black Flamingo, and Alyson Palmer of the trio BETTY. Judy Davids founded The Mydols after Jack White (of the White Stripes, Raconteurs and The Dead Weather) played at her sons school and talked about songwriting. He inspired Ms. Davids to learn how to play the guitar when she was in her 40s. Kara Rasmusen fronts The Mydols. Her husband, John, was in punk bands in the s and writes many of their songs. The Mydols recently played with KISS in Detroit and will be on Gene Simmons cable show, Ms. Perotti says. It was refreshing to me that they didnt have an ego, she says. It was, Oh, well play anywhere. And they were able to cater to different audiences. The Mydols could play in the best Detroit bars, and play with KISS, and also play at the Detroit Zoo on a Saturday for Family Day. Mamapalooza is now held in cities across the country. In addition to her band Black Flamingo, Rew has an Internet radio show called Rew and Who, and plays regularly in New York. Frump disbanded, but some of its members now perform as Mary and the Moodswings.Refreshing to work withThe entire MOMz Hot ROCKs, project took five years. Ms. Perotti filmed from 2004 to 2007, and she says it was one of the smoothest productions shes ever done. The only problem she ran into was logistics: Shes based in Los Angeles, while the bands were in New York, Detroit, Nashville, Dallas. I wouldve liked to have spent more time spontaneously with them, she says. Calling the women bands refreshing to work with, she adds, I love the sense of humor that basically everyone brought to the table. The women in the film are alike in their love for music; most are moms, but some arent. Theyre married, divorced and single, straight and gay, women with a wide variety of careers: lawyer, bartender, custom framer, schoolteacher, boutique owner, dean. Ms. Perotti intersperses old advertisements of moms cooking and cleaning with interviews with band members and clips of their rehearsals and performances. She named it MOMz Hot ROCKs in honor of the Rolling Stones album, Hot Rocks. Audiences love the film. At the recent Rhode Island Film Festival, MOMz Hot ROCKs won the Viola M. Marshall Audience Award for Best Documentary. And last month, when Ms. Perotti was in New York and met Gloria Steinem, she was surprised to learn that she had heard about the film.The reactions have been lovely, a really rewarding part of it, she says, adding its not just women who love the film. Men love it. People have not had a bad reaction. Audiences have a great time. I love being in an audience when people are laughing out loud. Inspiring is the one adjective I often hear. She hopes the film helps people realize that its never too late to follow your dreams, and that, Its worth it to do something if it really makes you happy. FESTIVALFrom page 1 >> Naples International Film Festival >> When: Nov. 5-8 >> Where: Various locations, all in Naples: The Philharmonic Center for the Arts, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd.; Silverspot Luxury Cinemas in Mercato, 9118 Strada Place; the von Liebig Art Center, 585 Park St.; and the Norris Center, 755 Eighth Ave. S. >> Cost: $12-$29 >> Information: www.naples lmfest.org >> More: MOMz Hot ROCKs will view at Silverspot Luxury Cinemas at 11:30 a.m. and 8:45 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, with a Q&A with director Kate Perotti after each screening. if you go Wondering what not to miss? Here are a few must seesUnfortunately, we werent able to view everything before the festival, but we did see some flicks that really wowed us. One standout was Shooting Beauty, a documentary about aspiring fashion photographer Courtney Bent, who starts visiting people at a cerebral palsy center in Massachusetts and introduces them to what she knows: photography. First, she takes their portraits. Then she gets them all cameras, some of which have to be jerry rigged and set up on tripods duct-taped to wheelchairs. Despite whatever physical limitations they have, Ms. Bent figures out a way for everyone to take photos. (One man has to press the button with his tongue.) The photos they take are stunning in their originality and unique viewpoints. The art not only has an effect on the people who see them, but on the photographers as well. They see their world differently, and they see themselves differently. Shooting Beauty is a moving documentary about the power of art to change lives. 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at Silverspot Luxury Cinemas and 7 p.m. at The von Liebig Art Center Nerdcore Rising captivated me within the first two minutes. It opens with MC Frontalot, a 30-something white guy, in performance, stalking the stage, dancing spastically while reciting his complex rhymes. This is hip hop like youve never heard it before. The man is Damian Hess, and hes the father of nerdcore hip-hop, a term he coined. Its hip-hop for geeks and nerds, for anyone who was ever on the school audio-visual staff. In fact, it glories in its geekiness, referring to computer programs, role-playing games and Star Wars. The film follows MC Frontalot as he and his trio go on their first national tour and meet their fans in other states. 6:45 p.m .Saturday, Nov. 7, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, at Silverspot Luxury Cinemas. Official Rejection shows what filmmakers go through to get their work accepted at film festivals. Director Paul Osbornes film is about another director, Scott Storm, and his journey to have his film, Ten til Noon, accepted at festivals. We learn how commercial Sundance has become, how filmmakers have to fill out forms and pay fees in order to enter festivals, how much they spend on creating promotional material, and the indignities of small-town, ineptly run festivals. A behind-the-scenes look at what happens before a film gets to a festival, it might give some viewers vertigo, attending a film festival and watching a film about other film festivals. Although it couldve benefitted from some editing (the documentary is close to two hours long, and a little of Mr. Storm goes a long way), its entertaining and educational. 2:15 and 3:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, and closes the festival at 6:45 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, at Silverspot Luxury Cinemas.And dont miss the kids programs Saturday morning at Silverspot. From 10-11 a.m. is the Younger Kids Flix/Kids Flix Mix for ages 3-8; from noon to 1 p.m. is the Older Kids Flix/Party Mix. Both programs are from the New York International Childrens Film Festival, which is the largest film festival for children and teens in the U.S. If you think just because these films were created for kids means theyre babyish or somehow inferior, youre wrong. Theyre totally fun for adults, too. Nancy Stetson >>inside:Florida Weekly highlights the films, parties, celeb sightings, buzz and schedule of the entire festival.C29-31COURTESY PHOTOSTop clockwise: Nerdcore Rising, Shooting Beauty and Official Rejection at NIFF.
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Heres what the United Arts Council of Collier County suggests you work into your plans for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 6, 7 and 8. Its a good idea to call ahead or check online for open hours and specific times: United Arts Council Night at California Pizza Kitchen Friday. 263-8242. Natalie Guess Artist Reception At Guess-Fisher Gallery. Friday. 659-2787. Opening Night at the Phil Irish tenor Ronan Tynan and the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra. Saturday. 5971900. Old Florida Festival At the Collier County Museum on Saturday and Sunday. 252-8476. The Art League of Marco Island and Marco Island Center for the Arts Celebrate 40 years. Sunday. 394-4221. A Magical Evening of Harp & Flute Music Naples Music Club. Sunday. 290-0501. The Townsmen Orchestra In Cambier Park. Sunday. 213-3058. ETC Readers Theatre The Naples Players at Sugden Community Theatre. Sunday and Monday. 263-7990. 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 Bice Live music from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday. 300 Fifth Avenue South. 262-4044. Brio Tuscan Grille 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday: Nevada Wilkens Trio performing jazz standards, Motown and music from the s and s. Waterside Shops. 593-5319. Capri, A Taste of Italy Thursday: Jebrys Jazz Jam; Friday: Manhattan Connection; Monday: Bob Zottola and The Expandable Jazz Band; Tuesday: karaoke with Steve Roberts. 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: Soapy Tuna; Friday and Saturday: Love Funnel; Monday: Overthrowing Amy; Tuesday: Geek Skwad; Wednesday: Love Funnel. 975 Imperial Golf Course Blvd. 594-3460. Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club Thursday and Monday: Guitarist Kevin Ribbel; Friday and Tuesday: Guitarist JoRey Ortiz. Saturday and Wednesday: Guitarist Barefoot Gino. All from 6-9 p.m. at the Sunset Beach Bar. Sunday: Mixed Nuts poolside from 6-9 p.m. 851 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. 659-4309. 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 Ave. S., 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 Ave. S. 435-7900. Ridgway Bar and Grill Music under the stars from 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 1300 Third St. S. 2625500. South Street City Oven and Grill Thursday: Monkey Mitchell; Friday: Maxi Courtney at 5:30 p.m. and Justin Raymond at 9:30 p.m.; Saturday: The Hype; Sunday: Reggae with Spread the Dub; Monday: Meagan Rose; Tuesday: Karaoke; Wednesday: Maxi Courtney. 1410 Pine Ridge Road. 435-9333. Theater Readings ETC Readers Theatre of The Naples Players has readings of four short plays beginning at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8 and 9 in the Tobye Studio at Sugden Community Theatre. Tickets are $10. 263-7990. Jakes Women The Marco Players present Jakes Women through Nov. 22. www.TheMarcoPlayers.com. Lend Me A Tenor The Naples Players presents Lend Me A Tenor at the Sugden Community Theatre through Nov. 7. 263-7990. Much Ado The Naples Players perform Much Ado About Nothing through Nov. 21 at the Sugden Theatre. 263-7990. Grease The Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall presents Grease with American Idol star Taylor Hicks through Nov. 8. 481-4849 or www. bbmannpah.com. Our Town Florida Gulf Coast Universitys Theatre Lab presents Thornton Wilders Our Town, directed by Mark Danni, Nov. 5-8, and 11-15 at the FGCU Arts Complex on campus. www.Theatrelab.fgcu.edu or 590-7268. Boeing-Boeing Florida Repertory Theatre presents Boeing-Boeing through Nov. 21. 332-4488. See review page C8. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre presents the Broadway hit musical comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels through Nov. 14. 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm. com. Thursday, Nov. 5 Yappy Hour M Waterfront Grille in Venetian Village hosts the Humane Society Naples from 6-9 p.m. 4300 Gulf Shore Blvd. 263-4421. A Taste of Raku An evening of glazing and firing pottery while socializing with friends. Casual buffet included for $43 per person. Rosen Gallery Studios, 2172 J&C Blvd. 821-1061.www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 A&E WEEK OF NOVEMBER 5-11, 2009 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Best bets for the weekend No sharing, no substitutions Not valid with any other offers or coupons Grease at Barbara B. Mann Hall
WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOWEEK OF NOVEMBER 5-11, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Stand-Up Comedy Off The Hook Comedy Club on Marco Island presents Michael McDonald. 599 S. Collier Blvd. 389-6900. Wines of the World Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers present the second annual World Wine Tour to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida from 6-9 p.m. $20 per person or two for $35. 437-0202. Friday, Nov. 6 Reception The Art League of Bonita Springs hosts the Southwest Florida Craft Guild Exhibition along with an Abstract Exhibition from 6-8 p.m. The exhibitions remain on display through Nov. 27 at the Center for the Arts, 26100 Old 41 Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Monthly Art Walk The November downtown Fort Myers Art Walk takes place from 6-10 p.m., with more than a dozen art stops, plus new art exhibitions, live music, a one-act play and the traditional after party. www. fortmyersartwalk.com.nd basketry. 4958989. Free Music Gulf Coast Town Center presents High Voltage beginning at 8 p.m. in Market Plaza. 267-0783 or gulfcoasttowncenter.com. Saturday, Nov. 7 Chess anyone? The Southwest Florida Chess Club invites players of all ages and abilities to gather at Books-A-Million at Mercado from 1:305 p.m. 898-0458 or e-mail swflchess@ yahoo.com. Pub Crawl for Collier Spay Neuter Clinic Pop into AZN, The Pub, Bayfront Inn, Mira Mare Ristorante and Boston Beer Garden for food, fun and entertainment. The bus leaves Mercato at 6 p.m. $35 per person. 370-4150. Free Music Gulf Coast Town Center presents YAAD Music beginning at 8 p.m. in Market Plaza. 267-0783 or gulfcoasttowncenter.com. Sunday, Nov. 8 Soul at The Phil Smokey Robinson performs at The Philharmonic Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Cocktails for Gulfshore Playhouse Naples Tomato hosts cocktails and hors doeuvres for $50 a person to benefit Gulfshore Playhouse beginning at 5:30 p.m. 14700 Tamiami Trail N. 261-7529. Magical Music A Magical Evening of Harp & Flute Music is the seasons first concert presented by the Naples Music Club, beginning at 7 p.m. at North Naples United Methodist Church, 6000 Goodlette Road N. Free will offering. 390-2157. Monday, Nov. 9 Barefoot Beachcombing Join a park ranger and learn about beachcombing and shelling beginning at 10 a.m. at the learning center at Barefoot Beach Preserve. The program is free, but there is an entrance fee into the park for those who do not have a Collier County park permit. Dueling Pianos The Florida Gulf Coast University Bower School of Music presents Four-Hand Festival, a guest artist recital with pianists Claire Aebersold and Ralph Neiweem, at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Union ballroom. Free. 590-7209. Love Trivia? See how smart you really are at Trivia Night beginning at 7:30 p.m. at The Pub at Mercato. 5949400. Tuesday, Nov. 10 Story Time Barnes & Noble at Waterside Shops invites moms and tots for story time with Miss Jessica and Miss Felicia beginning at 10 a.m. 598-5205. Team Trivia Gather your smartest friends and show up for Team Trivia at 9 p.m. at Boston Beer Garden. 2396 Immokalee Rd. 596-2337. Wednesday, Nov. 11 USO Show The Naples Depots annual USO show re-creates the sights and big band sounds of the 1940s with an afternoon of music and memories from 11:45 a.m.-1:45 pm. 252-8476. Upcoming events Eye For Art Lighthouse of Colliers Eye for Art fundraiser takes place from 6-10 p.m. Nov. 12 in Bayfront. Enjoy an evening of fun, refreshments and an opportunity to meet local artists. 265-5355. Holiday Bazaar Shop for holiday gifts, decorations and baked goods at the North Naples United Methodist Church holiday bazaar from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. Messiah The seventh annual Sing-Along Messiah featuring the Voices of Naples with professional soloists and chamber orchestra starts at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, at the Naples United Church of Christ, 5200 Crayton Road. Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door. 455-2582 or 643-0980. Send calendar listings to events@ floridaweekly.com. COURTESY PHOTOTara ONeill, whose City Lights is shown above, is one of more than a dozen Marco Island artists who have opened The Artist Colony at the Esplanade, a collection of working studios in the center at 940-960 Collier Blvd. on Marco Island. A grand opening celebration is set for 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12. Regular hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Appointments can be made to visit during other times by calling Betty Newman at 784-4436 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Smokey Robinson
C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 5-11, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY UPCOMING KEY WEST EVENTS GETTING THERE IS HALF THE FUN The Best Way to Travel to Key West 1-800-539-7259 www.seakeywestexpress.com*Minimum 8 day advance pre-purchased ticket, non-refundable, no cash value, cannot be combined with other offers. Excludes weekend fee.Depart from Ft. Myers Beach $109*ROUND TRIPwith this adReg. $139Nov. 11th: Veterans Day Parade Nov. 13th: Ice Cream Social, a bene t for the Nutcracker KW Ms. Phillips plays Gabriela, the Italian flight attendant, like a young Sophia Loren. Exuding a sultry sexiness, every sentence she utters sounds like a come-on or a declaration in an opera. Ms. Lomax, on the other hand, plays her role of Gretchen, the German air hostess, with stern Teutonic zeal, striding about as if shes 9 feet tall, or a figurehead on the prow of a ship cutting through the ocean. Though not physically large, she gives the impression of being statuesque, of commanding the space around her. When Gretchen and Robert meet, we discover and perhaps Robert is just discovering this himself, bless him that he likes a woman to take control. The more aggressively physical she gets, the happier he grows. You get the impression that every time she barks a command or pokes him in the chest while making a point, its foreplay for him. Written by Marc Camoletti, BoeingBoeing was a big hit in Paris when it opened in 1960. It ran for 19 years there and, as adapted by Beverley Cross, for seven years in London. When first introduced on Broadway, it ran for only 23 performances. But its recent revivals (London in 2007 and New York in 2008) were very popular. It was nominated for two Olivier Awards and won a Drama Desk Award and a Tony for Best Revival of a Play. Florida Rep is one of only eight theaters in the nation to obtain the rights for the show. And they dont disappoint. Is the play sexist? Sure. Its sexist like a James Bond movie, or those old commercials for National Airlines where a stewardess would chirp, Im Tracy! Fly me! It reflects its time. Is it funny? Hell, yeah! This hormone-drenched farce is a couple hours of continuous laughs, as the humor keeps getting ratcheted up and everything spins out of control. To paraphrase another old airline tagline: Is this any way to run a farce? You bet it is! to each other, as if they were sitting in their living room watching TV.) But soon the farce hit its stride and was swiftly gliding along at cruising altitude. Ms. Gibson, who is all sharp elbows and hipbones with an in-your-face attitude, helps us understand in a flash why the French disdain some Americans. Shes so crass you suspect she noisily chews bubblegum while having sex. And you wonder what the suave Bernard sees in her, when he has so many women to choose from. But her character grows on us as the play progresses. And she has a knockout scene later on involving whipped cream. Set designer Jim Hunter has given us a sophisticated European apartment, with cream walls and brown accents. The chairs are black leather, and circular bronze medallions of varying sizes hang from the ceiling like love beads. And, as in any good farce, there are doors: seven of them. Very soon, people are entering and exiting through them at rapid speed, slamming them and trying to keep others from opening them. When Bernards old college friend Robert (Mark Chambers) shows up unexpectedly for a visit, Bernard cavalierly explains his system and invites him to stay for a week. Mr. Chamberss Robert is the epitome of timidity: soft-spoken and so shy he can barely make eye contact, especially when meeting Bernards sky hostess harem. Thanks to Roberta Malcolms costuming, he looks every bit the Wisconsinite he proudly proclaims himself to be, dressed in Midwestern earthern tones, with tweed jacket complete with elbow patches and vest. Even the way his exposed shins glare whitely while hes seated is in marked contrast to Bernards fashionable European dress. The entire ensemble is gifted with spoken and physical humor, with not a weak link in the cast. While these actors know how to deliver a line, they also coax laughter without saying a word.ARTS COMMENTARY I may not have approved, but over the years Ive known a couple guys whove juggled more than one girlfriend at a time. For some, it was a matter of not being able to commit; for others, it was purely a matter of conquest. One man claimed to love both and couldnt make up his mind. In rare instances, the women knew of each others existence, but most thought they were in an exclusive relationship. In Boeing-Boeing, Bernard is juggling not two, but three women at a time. And not only that, hes engaged to them all. Each one is an airline hostess. Theres Gloria (Deanna Gibson), an American who works for TWA; Gabriela (Christina Lynn Phillips), an Italian with Alitalia; and Gretchen (Rachel Lomax), a German who works for Lufthansa. By keeping careful track of their flight schedules, Bernard (the amiable Brendan Powers) is able to keep them from finding out about each other even though they all live with him in his Paris apartment. Its the swinging s, and Bernard is definitely doing his part to make sure the era of free love lives up to its name. The set-up has all of the benefits of marriage with none of its obligations or responsibilities, he explains. Its every mans adolescent fantasy. Its credit to Mr. Powerss skillful acting abilities that we actually like his character, Bernard. While a playboy in lifestyle and philosophy, he comes across a nice guy a gentleman, even. Hes just so full of boyish charm that we cant help but like him, even as he lies and cheats. Hes assisted in his deception by his French housekeeper/cook Bertha, played with perfect deadpan by Carrie Lund. With her smart black bob, glasses and bright red lipstick, she looks like Edith Head, the famous Hollywood costumer. Ms. Lund knows how to do a lot with very little: a look, a walk, the way she says beasts or, in talking about Bernard, the way she declares, Hes in a class of his own. For some reason, the play didnt take off immediately on opening night. Initially, Ms. Gibsons accent was so over the top it was difficult to follow what she was saying. (The couple sitting behind me didnt help matters any, giving a running commentary on the action and repeating lines t o t h t h in a n t u NancySTETSON email@example.com Florida Reps new season takes off with Boeing-Boeing >>What: Boeing-Boeing >>When: through Nov. 21 >>Where: Florida Repertory Theatre, 2268 Bay St., between Hendry and Jackson, in the historic Arcade Theatre in downtown Fort Myers >>Cost: $38 and $42 >>Info: 332-4488 or www.FloridaRep.org If you go Robert is so out of his element that he cant even sit in Bernards chairs comfortably. Each time he struggles to stand up, its like a pregnant woman attempting to get out of a beanbag chair. Then theres a scene where he grapples with his luggage, setting up a one-two-three-four-five beat as he sets down his trunk, his suitcase, another bag, his newspaper, his hat. And watch when Mr. Powerss carefully maintained schedule is suddenly disrupted, how he explodes with kinetic energy. 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FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 5-11, 2009 A&E C9 GIVING Many people in Southwest Florida dont realize the breadth and depth of the services offered at the David Lawrence Center, nor do they know how critical donations are for ensuring those services are available to people in Collier County at a time of personal crisis. A not-for-profit mental health and substance abuse treatment facility established in 1968, the center was born out of the Community Mental Health Act, which sought to deinstitutionalize hundreds of thousands of people from state-run mental hospitals. The act called for less restrictive treatment settings, community rehabilitation programs and early intervention. As state hospitals closed, a network of publicly funded crisis stabilization units was established to provide intensive, shortterm care to people who may be in danger of harming themselves or others. The David Lawrence Center is the only such facility of its kind in our community for children and adults in mental, emotional or drug-related crisis. With the help of fundraising efforts of the David Lawrence Foundation, the center has gone beyond what the original act intended. We provide 40 comprehensive, affordable mental health and substance abuse services at eight locations throughout Collier County.Help at many levelsIndividuals with a persistent mental illness such as bipolar disorder or schizophrenia can live independently by utilizing our psychiatric medical services and accessing case management, homeless outreach programs, housing assistance, vocational training, job placement and daily living support services. Someone with a substance abuse problem can make a full recovery by accessing detoxification services, residential or day treatment, individual and group therapy. They can also enroll in a variety of deferred prosecution programs such as drug court, DUI classes or psychoeducational prevention and intervention groups all designed to get people help for their problems rather than face punitive alternatives. Children with psychiatric, emotional and behavioral problems can receive psychiatric medical services, individual and family counseling or group therapy. Lastly, area businesses can provide their employees low-cost prevention, intervention and counseling services through our employee assistance program. Core to our mission, these services are offered on a sliding fee scale so that cost is not a barrier to anyone seeking help. More than 20,000 people a year restore and rebuild their lives through the centers services. This has been made possible, in part, by decreasing reliance on government funding and reaching out to the community for financial support.A caring communityCommunity support is critical for facility renovation and expansion projects, sustaining existing programs and assisting in covering the costs of uncompensated care for uninsured, indigent citizens. When mental health and substance abuse problems go untreated, the community sees an increase in emergency room admissions, arrests and homelessness. Employers see increases in medical and workers compensation claims and feel the significant impact of lost worker productivity. And in the worst-case scenario, those with untreated mental illness and substance abuse problems pay the biggest price with their lives. Donor support has become more critical than ever in recent years, as the center has suffered dramatic decreases in revenue from the state, Medicaid and other funding sources at a time when demand for services has increased to an all-time high. Public funding for core programs such as the Childrens Crisis Stabilization Unit are at risk due to lack of revenue at the state level. The Adult Crisis Stabilization Unit is full most of the time and at risk of becoming overcrowded. When people in crisis need help, they cant wait for an open bed. An expansion is desperately needed in order meet the demand for emergency mental health care in Collier County. Mental illnesses and addiction disorders are real, common and treatable. By ensuring that access to mental health and substance abuse services are available when they are needed regardless of ability to pay, people can and do succeed. By working with members of the community, the David Lawrence Center and Foundation can ensure the safety and well being of Collier County citizens. We have a variety of ways the community can get involved. You can make a donation online at www.davidlawrencecenter.org, sponsor or attend a fundraiser, shop at or donate gently used furniture and accessories to the Encore Resale Shop or contribute to the centers wish list. Trista Meister is communications director for the David Lawrence Center and Foundation. For more information about how you can help, call 354-1434.Community support helps keep life-saving services availableBY TRISTA MEISTER _______________________Special to Florida Weekly DavidLawrenceCenter.org | 239.455.8500 | 6075 Bathey Lane, Naples, Florida 34116Lets talk. Sometimes a cry for help never makes a sound. When you see a child with signs of depression, anger or substance abuse, please help them take the first step to recovery. Call the David Lawrence Center. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 5-11, 2009 FLORIDA WEEKLY PUZZLES Place a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each small 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.HOROSCOPES GENERIC ZOO By Linda ThistleSponsored By: Moderate Challenging Expert SEE ANSWERS, C9 SEE ANSWERS, C9 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. Puzzle Difficulty this week: SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Communication dominates the week. Work out any misunderstandings with co-workers. Also get back in touch with old friends and those family members you rarely see. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) As busy as your week is, make time for someone who feels shut out of your life. Your act of kindness could later prove to be more significant than you might have realized. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Congratulations. Your busy workweek leads to some very satisfying results. Sports and sporting events are high on your weekend activities aspect. Enjoy them with family and friends. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Your generosity of spirit reaches out once again to someone who needs reassurance. There might be problems, but keeping that line of communication open eventually pays off. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) You are among the truthseekers in the universe, so dont be surprised to find yourself caught up in a new pursuit of facts to counter what you believe is an insidious exercise in lying. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A long-sought workplace change could be happening soon. Consider reworking your ideas and preparing a presentation just in case. A personal relationship takes a new turn. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your persuasiveness doesnt really start to kick in until midweek. By then, you can count on having more supporters in your camp, including some you doubted would ever join you. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your workload is still high, but -good news! -you should start to see daylight by the weeks end. Reserve the weekend for fun and games with friends and loved ones. You deserve it. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Regardless of how frustrating things are, keep that Crab under control. A cutting comment you might think is apt right now will leave others hurting for a long time to come. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Be more sensitive to the emotions of loved ones who might feel left out while youre stalking that new opportunity. Be sure to make it up to them this weekend. A nice surprise could be waiting. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) The gregarious Virgo rarely has a problem making new friends. But repairing frayed relationships doesnt come easily. Still, if its what you want to do, youll find a way. Good luck. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A misunderstanding with a partner or spouse needs to be worked out before it turns into something really nasty. Forget about your pride for now and make that first healing move. BORN THIS WEEK: You believe in loyalty and in keeping secrets. All things considered, you would probably make a perfect secret agent.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 5-11, 2009 C11 Well, this really is it. Michael Jacksons This Is It is the last original material the world will see from the brilliant singer/dancer, and its a nice send-off for a beloved icon who meant so much to so many. The documentary is culled from more than 100 hours of rehearsal footage (shot from March through June 2009) in preparation for Mr. Jacksons This Is It concerts scheduled for summer 2009 in London. If the footage seen here is any indication, this wouldve been a great show. Sadly, as many know Mr. Jackson died June 25, 2009, a few weeks before the concerts were to begin; the film mentions his death only briefly. Kenny Ortega, who was Mr. Jacksons creative partner and the director of the stage show, directs the film as a series of vignettes centered on the performance of a song. Each number has its own choreography and, it seems, its own set design, and at times the visual effects (such as with They Dont Really Care About Us) are masterful. Many of the classic songs are here Wanna Be Startin Something, Billie Jean, Beat It, Thriller and more but theres only so much you can fit into a 112-minute movie. Well presumably have to wait for the DVD for footage of Scream, Bad, We Are The World and others. Aside from the novelty of seeing Mr. Jackson in rehearsal, what makes This Is It unique is the behind the scenes footage. We see Mr. Jackson choose his dancers, work with the musical director to get the right beat for The Way You Make Me Feel, and telling the sound guys that it feels like a fist is getting punched through his ear because the levels are too loud. He is admired and respected by his co-workers, is always in creative control, and always humble and polite, giving the impression that there was an earnest gentility to his soul that many never saw. More than anything else, the film is a reminder of Mr. Jacksons exceptional showmanship. Even the great Fred Astaire considered Mr. Jackson one of the finest dancers hed seen, and anyone whos been wowed by the video for Smooth Criminal knows Jacksons talent was truly one of a kind. This Is It is a fitting tribute to arguably the most iconic entertainer of our generation, and wed like to think that if it were in Mr. Jacksons personal library (as the footage was originally intended to be), hed be proud of his work. Dan Hudak is the chairman of the Florida Film Critics Circle and a nationally syndicated film critic. You can e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org and read more of his work at www.hudakonhollywood.com.An Education (Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, Alfred Molina) In 1961 London, sophisticated older man David (Sarsgaard) seduces the brainy 16-year-old Jenny (Mulligan) by showing her a world outside of schoolbooks. Theres no creepiness here, just an engaging story about a wide-eyed girl who gets carried away with what the world has to offer. Mr. Sarsgaard is imminently likeable as David, and newcomer Ms. Mulligan glows in a starmaking turn as Jenny. Expect to see her name at awards time, and for many years to come. Rated PG-13. Amelia (Hilary Swank, Richard Gere, Ewan McGregor) The career of famed aviatrix Amelia Earhart (Swank) is chronicled from her first transatlantic flight in 1928 to her disappearance over the Pacific Ocean in 1937. Given that its a biopic about someone who broke so many barriers, director Mira Nairs (The Namesake) film is surprisingly dull. Ms. Nair deserves credit for mustering tension during the inevitable conclusion, and Ms. Swanks performance is fine, but the tone and quality isnt that far above a television special. Rated PG.Coco Before Chanel (Audrey Tautou, Benoit Poelvoorde, Alessandro Nivola) Director Anne Fontaines biopic follows fashion designer Coco Chanel in early (before she became famous) 20th century France as she lives with a wealthy aristocrat (Poelvoorde) and falls in love with one of his friends (Nivola). Tautous strong performance paints Ms. Chanel as a fighter and freethinker, and its fun the see the seeds of what she would become manifest in logical and practical ways. Rated PG-13. LATEST FILMS CAPSULES This Is It REVIEWED BY DAN HUDAKwww.hudakonhollywood.com ............Is it worth $10? Yes fo d to M g p le danHUDAK www.hudakonhollywood.com >>Before he died, Mr. Jackson shot new videos for Thriller, Man in the Mirror and Earth Song in 3-D (we see glimpses of each video in the lm). The intention was for the audience to wear 3-D glasses as the videos were shown at the concert, and then segue into the performance of the songs. 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C12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 5-11, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Open 7 Days A Week 4:30-Close 7205 Estero Blvd. on Ft. Myers Beach At Santini Marina Plaza For Reservations call (239) 463-7770 SERVING CREATIVE & TRADITIONAL CUISINE TASTE OF THE ISLAND MULTIPLE AWARD WINNER(Reservations accepted but not required)4:30pm6pm4:30PM-CloseDRINK & APPETIZER SPECIALS AT BAR ONLYHAPPYHOURSunday BrunchEarly Bird2Main Courses for the10am 2pm Price of 1! BOOKS Naples author wins prize for WWII autobiographyYoung Leon Hesser was a teenager fresh off the Indiana farm when he enlisted in the Army toward the end of World War II. He had just met his great love, Florence Life, and they promised each other to tie the knot soon after Leons return. After basic training, Mr. Hesser was shipped out to the Pacific Theater, where he saw first-hand some of the most horrendous battles of the war, serving during various battles in the Philippines. He also served with the post-war occupation forces in Japan. This author is likely to be the only person youll ever meet who earned both the Combat Infantry Badge and the Combat Medic Badge as a teenager. He tells the story of these two years in uniform in ZigZag Pass: Love and War, a Memoir. The Florida Writers Association has just announced the book has won the prestigious Royal Palm Literary Award, earning First Place for Published Autobiography. In creating a narrative at once personal and representative, this Naples resident strikes a fine balance between presenting the authentic pulse and flow of his own experience and filling in the larger picture of U.S. forces in the Pacific. His research is sufficiently thorough without becoming overbearing or bogged down in dry fact. Mr. Hesser is quite adept at sketching the pre-war milieu of rural Indiana and the reactions that follow upon the bombing of Pearl Harbor, which happened when he was 16 years old. He traces the U.S. military build-up in the Pacific and reminds us of how farming communities met the demand for increased food for the war effort. Upon turning 18 in the summer of 1943, he registered for the draft, but received a deferral because his services were needed for food production. By the spring of 1944, after troop quotas were increased, he was classified as 1-A. He had just met Miss Life. In June, he reported to Fort Benjamin Harrison for induction processing. Although he had indicated a preference for Navy duty, Mr. Hesser was taken into the Army and sent on to Camp Hood (Texas) for basic training. After further training at other locations, he found himself aboard the General Howze, a Liberty ship that transported him across the ocean in time to reach the island of Leyte in the Philippines just after its retaking by Allied Forces. Mr. Hesser was among the large number of replacements needed after the casualty-heavy Battle of Leyte Gulf. The author summarizes that battle and then explains the necessity of clearing BY PHILIP K. JASONSpecial to Florida Weekly ZigZag Pass: Love and War, a Memoir by Leon Hesser (Bavender House Press. $19.95) ZigZag Pass as a preliminary to opening up Manila Bay. His fifth chapter, Three Days in ZigZag Pass, is the heart of the book. Here the narrative pace slows to allow full dramatic detail: Mr. Hesser stresses the risk from well-situated enemy defensive forces, the suffocating heat and the extremely difficult terrain. Here, he is also most attentive to conveying his own personal ordeal. Surrounded by casualties, he joined with others to carry litters of the dead, near-dead, and seriously wounded to awaiting ambulances and 6s. Following ZigZag Pass, Mr. Hesser trains as a combat medic. Stationed on Mindoro during a lull in the action, his unit had time for recreation, which he describes with pleasure. During the two months on Mindoro, news reaches the troops that President Roosevelt had died and Harry Truman was now their president and commander in chief. Mr. Hessers division sailed from Mindoro to the large island of Mindanao in order to retake the city of Davao from the Japanese. In describing his duties as a Pill Roller, the author outlines several more battles, leading up to the plans to invade Japan. He recounts the efforts aimed at pressing the Japanese to surrender, and he reviews the background of nuclear weapon experimentation and government policy that leads to the use of the A-Bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Finally, Mr. Hesser describes his experiences as part of an Army of Occupation, his discharge from service and his homecoming. All through the wartime narrative, the author keeps us in touch with his feelings for Miss Life. Ultimately, we see the couples reunion and their long-awaited wedding. ZigZag Pass, though brief, is a sterling addition to the literature of WWII memoir. Such additions to the cannon will grow more rare as the greatest generation ages and vanishes. ZigZag Pass and earlier titles by Mr. Hesser are available from Bavender House Press. For details, see www.bavenderhouse.com. The book is also available from major online booksellers. Leon Hesser
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FIELD OF DREAMS2009 Schedule of EventsAfter enjoying a lm at the lm festival, attend one of the many events going on in the grassy area across from the Silverspot Luxury Cinema, the Field of Dreams. Friday, November 6th4:30 pm 6:30 pm Life Like the Movies 7:00 pm 10:00 pm Jacob Jeries Band 6:00 10:00 pm DJ CERON (next to Whole Foods)Saturday, November 7thKids Interactive Activities 10:00 am until 2:00 pm including: The Childrens Museum of Naples Big Brothers, Big Sisters SWFL Symphony Youth Chorus KidzAct (Naples Players) Gigis Fashion Show Seacrest Musical: 3 Penny Opera Tori Osceola 2:30 pm 4:00 pm The Swing Guitars 4:30 pm 6:30 pm Little Eddie & the Fat Fingers 6:40 pm 7:00 pm & 7:40 pm 8:00 pm Femme2Fatale 8:00 pm 10:00 pm The Sheeld CrewSunday, November 8th12:00 pm 1:00 pm Casey Weston 1:00 pm 1:30 pm Immokalee Housing & Family Services Childrens Presentation 2:00 pm 4:00 pm Wonderful Johnson 4:00 pm 6:00 pm Phoenix Fallingwww.napleslmfest.comNaples International Film Festival Presented by: Childrens lms showing Saturday at the Silverspot Luxury Cinema. Ages 3-8 at 10 am, Ages 9-16 at 12 pm. $8.00 a ticket.
C16 A&E WEEK OF NOVEMBER 5-11, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYWith the theme of Making It, four short comedy dramas by two modern American playwrights open the eighth season of The Naples Players ETC Readers Theatre on Sunday and Monday, Nov. 8 and 9. Show time is 7:30 p.m. in the Tobye Studio at Sugden Community Theatre. The plays are Dreams of Glory, Getting In and Give the Bishop My Faint Regards by Frank Gilroy, along with The Shock of Recognition by Robert Anderson. Produced by Jane Kahn, they are directed, respectively, by Ellen Cooper, Joe Loiacano, Len Becker and Beverly Canell. In Dreams of Glory, the leading man is finally promoted to CEO, but has secretly harbored a regret that he didnt follow up an opportunity to play with Tommy Dorseys band. When he finally does follow up, an unexpected twist comes to light. The cast consists of Bill Everett, Rosemary Everett, Jeff Hoover and Natalie King. With a cast of Bill Everett, Rosemary Everett, Jeff Hoover and Natalie King, Getting In shows how a GI manages to get into the graduate school of his dreams, Dartmouth, despite his lack of any of the prerequisites. Says the author: For years I delighted in telling the miraculous tale of how I got into Dartmouth. When friends and family got tired of hearing it, I committed it to paper. Give the Bishop My Faint Regards portrays a pair of successful Hollywood writers as they come head-to-head with a savvy female interviewer who tries to coax out of them which one wrote the line for which they have become famous. Although her visit sparks the closest the writers ever have come to an argument, they feel theyve dodged the bullet until the interviewer returns. Joel Banow, Peggy Dunnagan and James Jackson are the cast. The Shock of Recognition revolves around a difference of opinion between an earnest dramatist and his matter-offact producer, who objects to the opening moment in the new play: It requires an actor to appear briefly in the buff. The quarrel over taste is punctuated by the producers secretary and a job-hunting actor. The cast consists of J.T. Clark, John Medina, Mike Santos and Tina Soriano. Tickets are $10 and are available at the Box Office at 701 Fifth Avenue South, or by calling 263-7990. ETC Readers Theatre presentations usually sell out in advance. Next up from ETCReaders Theatre will be the sixth annual An Evening of New Plays on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 4 and 5. Support for the ETC . Readers Theatre is provided by the United Arts Council, the Community Foundation of Collier County and The Charles L. Goodell Memorial Fund. Four short plays Make It as ETC Readers Theatre opener proprietor Donna McFarlane2397764854www.nicheventrental.com 30% Federal Tax Credit SOLAR SOLUTIONSPremium Solatube Dealer12995 S. Cleveland Ave. St. 235A Fort Myers, FL 33907(239) 466-8605 solarsolutionsw .comNew showroom now open 10-2 M-FM or by appointment only. CALL NOW FOR YOUR APPLICATION 239-822-4661(no talent or prior pageant experience necessary) www.EnvyPageantProductions.com FameModelTalent@aol.comMODELINGACTING PAGEANTRYMEN WOMEN TEENS CHILDREN ENVY MODELS IS LOOKING FOR OUR NEXT STAR... IS IT YOU?? AUDITIONS AVAILABLE NOW! SAT., NOV. 14THFRED ASTAIRE STUDIOS-NAPLESLITTLE MISS-4-6, JR. MISS-7-12 MISS TEEN-AGES 13-17 & MISS-AGES 18-24 MISS COLLIER COUNTY & MISS TEEN COLLIER COUNTY-WORLD PAGEANT f Glor y, the leadin g man o ted to CEO, l y hart h a t w u p to m y nd a ll y an wist Th e f Bil l m ar y o over g o f Bil l s emar y over and G etti ng In GImanagesto bullet until the interview J oel Banow, Peggy Du J ames J ackson are t h The Shock of R r evolves around a o f o p inion betwee d ramati s t and hi s fact producer, w to t h e openin g th e new p l a y : an actor to ap in the buff. T o ver taste is by t h e p ro du t ary and a a c t o r. Th e ca of J .T. Clark, n a, Mi k e Sant o S o r i an o T ickets are $1 0 a n ableattheBoxOffice SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY
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Every year my answer has been the same: Howard Shelley. Howard Shelley. Howard Shelley. And so it was once again this year. The evening of Oct. 27, a packed hall at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts was enthralled by Shelleys electrifying pianistic talents. This time he brought down the house with a breathtaking performance of George Gershwins monumental Concerto in F Major. Clear aside from Shelley and the orchestras sizzling performance of the Gershwin, there were other reasons to rate the performance as the pinnacle against which all other classical concerts will be judged this season. If you were among the fortunate 1,400 or so raptly attentive people who filled the hall to capacity, I dont need to tell you just how phenomenal the evening was. It was glorious. Off-the-charts memorable, with superb musicianship and conducting. In my opinion, Shelley is hands-down the worlds greatest living pianist. What more could one ask for? As I studied the musicians assembling on stage, I could not help but recall how they looked and sounded the first few concerts my husband and I attended following our relocation to Naples. Yes, they were good actually, they were considerably better than we had any right to expect, given how young the orchestra was and how small this community was back then. But compared to their performance since the board handed the baton to Jorge Mester? Now they look and sound like they are from an entirely different planet altogether. Greatness is in the nuances. And therein is the difference. The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra has become a great orchestra under the direction of Mester, one of the worlds most dynamic conductors. Their essentially flawless performance Thursday evening clearly demonstrated that. The opening selection, Brahms energetic Academic Festival Overture, proved the perfect precursor for the Gershwin. Ranging from prayerful to playful, including strong contributions from the trumpets and brass sections, the composition incorporated several well-known German songs. The audience gave it a standing ovation. And the evening had just begun. And now, Howard Shelley The excitement was palpable as the chairs were repositioned on stage and the Yamaha concert grand wheeled out. Then thunderous applause greeted Shelley as he strode onto the stage, ready to dazzle the audience with his virtuosity. With this number, Gershwin bridged the gap between classical and the pop/ jazz rhythms of his day. Strident pianistic moments magically interspersed with delicate, liquid runs, flawless glissandi interspersed with wonderfully asynchronous sounds. Snippets of other, more familiar Gershwin songs. The wailing of the alto sax. Syncopation galore. The xylophone and an entire assortment of percussive instruments. Rhythm. Rhythm. Rhythm. Forty some minutes later, Gershwin was doubtless smiling from on high, as the crowd brought Shelley and Mester back for a continuing standing ovation. Whistles and cheers resounded throughout the hall. Every section of the orchestra was called upon to acknowledge the audiences appreciation. I would have been happy to end the program right there, but it was only intermission time for Shelley to sign CDs in an absolutely packed lobby of fans waiting to purchase them and to have a moment with the master. The final half of the evenings program was equally choice, with Rachmaninoffs final composition, Symphonic Dances, which he completed barely weeks before his death. Again, virtually every member of the orchestra had his or her moment in the sun. And again, the audience responded with yet another standing ovation.Thinking it was finally over, basking in the memory of all that wonderful music, the audience was reluctantly preparing to leave when Mester returned to the stage and, smiling, had the musicians primed for a fun encore: Dvoraks Slavonic Dance #l.A host of wonderful programs is in stock for concertgoers at the Phil this season. Although well have to wait until next year before Shelley returns to work his magic on piano, I suspect the wait will be worth it: I am pleased to report that in discussing his schedule with the affable Shelley, I learned he will be here in January 2011, this time for several straight performances of Robert Schumanns monumental Piano Concerto in A Minor. Plan now to purchase tickets for not just one, but at least two of the back-to-back performances next season. Youll thank me for the recommendation. Peg Goldberg Longstreth was trained as a classical musician. She owns Longstreth-Goldberg Art Gallery in Naples. Once again, pianist Howard Shelley sets the seasons standard on th fe fo w PegGOLDBERG LONGSTRETH email@example.com Philharmonic e come a g re at t h e d irec o ne o f the dynamic e ir essenr formance ng c l ear l y a t selection, g etic interspersed with c hronous soun d m ore familia The wailin g c opation ga l a nd an entir c ussive ins Rhy t h m. R hy Fort y so m Ge r s hwi smi l u e a Howard Shelley
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC22 A&E WEEK OF NOVEMBER 5-11, 2009 Now Open Sundays!! Call me! Lets do dinner... Angelina Open Sundays 5pm 9pm Half price bottles of wine on SundayLive Musicworld-renowned pianist & composer Kary RegraguiEvery Thursday, Friday and Saturday7:00 10:00 p.m. Indulge. Its Italian, Redefined. 24041 S. TAMIAMI TRAIL, BONITA SPRINGS 239.390.3187 | WWW.ANGELINASOFBONITASPRINGS.COM Harmon-Meek Gallery opens its 47th exhibition season with Woman as a Subject in American Art, paintings and sculpture by prominent contemporary American masters. This exhibition focuses on artists who have been represented by the gallery, of a more contemporary period from 1920 to present, says gallery director William Meek. Works in the show are by Jon Corbino (1905-64), Darrel Austin (1907-94), Adolf Dehn (1895-1968), Eliot OHara (1890-1969), Herman Maril (1908-84), Byron Browne (1907-61), and Balcomb Greene (1904-90). Living artists whose works are part of the exhibition are Richard Segalman, Robert Vickrey, Hunt Slonem, Bob Kane and Will Barnet. Sculptors include Barbara Lekberg, Lorrie Goulet and Milton Hebald. The exhibition will be open through Friday, Nov. 20. Harmon Meek Gallery is in the TIB Financial Centre at 599 Ninth Street North. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and Saturdays by appointment. Call 261-2637 for more information. COURTESY IMAGESTop: Capriccio, Lorrie Goulet One of eight of the masters works in the show. Middle: Her Royal Majesty, 2009, Hunt Slonem Mr. Slonem will have a special show at Harmon Meek Gallery next April. Bottom: Woodland Portrait, 1944, Darrel Austin (1907-94) Mr. Austin was known for his nymphs in pools of water and tiger-like beasts with big eyes; this painting is one of fewer than 10 he did using this more sentimental theme. His first show at Harmon-Meek Gallery was in 1964.Contemporary American masters featured in Harmon-Meek exhibition 1234 8th St. South | Naples, FL 34102239.261.8239Open 7 days a week 5-10:30 pm www.bleuprovencenaples.com Menu Decouverte Choose 1 Appetizer, Entre & Glass of Wine From Select Menu$23.95 | Daily 5-6:30 pmAll You Can Eat Moules (Mussels)-Frites Monday Night | $19.95 $ 21.95Now OPEN Filet-FritesAll Night Sundayon SPECIALSUNDAY
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A: Grain-painting was a popular technique for decorating furniture in the 1800s. Many 19th-century American families couldn't afford furniture made of expensive woods like mahogany. So they painted cheaper wood, like pine, to imitate and sometimes exaggerate the veins, grains and figures of real hardwood. The result, when well done, is a furniture piece that's stylish and economical. In the 19th century, graining was achieved using two-tone painting, vinegar painting, mottling, sponging, stippling or feather painting. Several layers of paint were required to produce the desired effect. Sometimes a thin coat of opaque or semi-opaque paint or glaze was applied to soften the colors. Antique American furniture with its original paint can be very expensive. Removing the paint from a piece decreases its value and makes it harder to identify where it was made. Q: My silver syrup pitcher with an undertray is marked "Quadruple/Van Bergh S.P. Co., Rochester, N.Y." Can you tell me something about the maker and age of my pitcher? A: Van Bergh Silver Plate Co. was founded by brothers Frederick and Maurice Van Bergh in Rochester, N.Y., in 1892. It became part of Oneida in 1926 and moved to Oneida, N.Y. Your syrup pitcher is quadruple-plate silver, which means it was plated with four times the amount of silver as standard silver plate. Syrup pitchers were popular in the late 1890s. Q: I have a "Baylor Zale's Jewelers" 15-inch round hanging electric wall clock. Please tell me what it's worth. A: Zale's, the big jewelry store chain, dates back to 1924, when it was founded in Wichita Falls, Tex. Baylor was Zale's store brand of wristwatches. Most advertising wall clocks like yours date from the 1940s to the '60s. A Baylor Zale's clock like yours sold recently for $40. CURRENT PRICES Current prices are recorded from antiques shows, flea markets, sales and auctions throughout the United States. Prices vary in different locations because of local economic conditions. World War II G.I. greeting card, "If I Could Pin My Hopes on Just One Thing, This Is the Wish I Would Wheedle," G.I. jabbing Hirohito with bayonet, $30. "The Nurses" paper dolls, from 1963 CBS-TV Series, color cover photos of stars, two dolls, 52 costumes, Whitman No. 1975, carrying-case package, uncut, $65. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 5-11, 2009 A&E C25 $1Off any purchase of $6.99 or moreSome restrictions apply. Not valid with any other offer. Must present coupon. No cash value. One coupon per customer per visit. Valid only at participating locations. Expires 11/30/09.Go to www.TheSavingsPost.com for more discountsFT. MYERS, FL(Gulf Coast Town Center) 9924 Gulf Coast Main St. Fort Myers, FL 33913 (239) 466-8642NAPLES, FL(Coastland Center) 1860 Tamiami Trail N Naples, FL 34102 (239) 352-8642NORTH NAPLES, FL(Fountain Park) 7941 Airport-Pulling Rd Naples, FL 34109 (239) 596-8840 COURTESY PHOTOThis record-price toy auctioned last month. The 18-inch-long Marklin live-steam fire truck sold for $149,500 at Bertoia Auctions in Vineland, N.J. s y KLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 5-1 1, 200 9 A & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & E E E E E E E E E E C25 CO URTE S Y PH O TO KOVELFrom page C24 99 Senior Coffee Home-Made Meatloaf & Pot Roast Sampler Home-Made Mashed Potatoes, Veggies & Biscuit! Includes Soup or Salad Everyday 3pM 9pM Hot Fresh & Delicious435-1616254-7929Breakfast/Lunch: Dinners www.EatAtJoesDiner.com $7.99
C26 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 5-11, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 300 Fifth Ave. South, Naples, Florida 239 262 4044 www.naples.bicegroup.comNOW OPEN ON SUNDAYEvery Tuesday LIVE MUSIC from 5:30PM to 8:30PM 2 for 1Join us for Happy Hour (on selected drinks) Every day from 4 to 6complimentary buffet &With Join us for an exciting and memorable experience filled with delicious, family-style dishes served up in a fun, group-friendly atmosphere. Whether its a merry gathering between friends or a festive celebration for the entire office, we can accommodate just about any event or budget. Call your local Sales Manager today and ask about our group packages.Book your Reservations TodayAT THE BEST PLACE TO HAVE A HOLIDAY GET-TOGETHER Go Nuts HOLIDAY SEASON! THIS One coupon per visit per table. Present this coupon at time of purchase to receive discount off your total purchase. Not valid with any other offers or discounts. Unauthorized internet distribution or resale is strictly prohibited. Not refundable or redeemable for cash. Excludes tax, alcohol, gratuity and purchase of gift cards. Valid for dine in or Buca To Go. Expires 12/31/09. LMP$off ANY PURCHASE OF $20 OR MORE$10offbucadibeppo.comNAPLES GIVE BUCAGift CardsGET A$25REWARD CARDwith every $100 in gift card purchases* *25 Reward Card is valid on food purchases at any Buca di Beppo restaurant from January 1, 2010 March 31, 2010. One Reward Card per visit/per table Here are some capsule summaries from previous reviews:A Table Apart, 4295 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs; 2218540The dcors not fancy but it is warm and inviting, with light jazz and soft lights creating an oasis thats well-suited to dining well. The menu showcases chef/owner Jeffrey Acols imaginative style. That features surprising innovations, such as fried calamari coated with nam pla (fermented fish sauce) served with Thai dressing, and fries gussied up with herbs, Parmesan cheese and white truffle oil. The chilled summer soup tasted of the ripe oven-roasted tomatoes from which it was made, enhanced with a bit of wasabi and cucumber ribbons. Organic salmon prepared two wayslightly blackened and topped with citrus salmon cevichewith a yuzu beurre blanc and blazing purple microgreens was downright exciting. Mr. Acol lightens up a ribeye by replacing potatoes with a refreshing Mediterranean cucumber salad. Theres no skimping on dessert here. Both the elegant chocolate mousse and fresh brownie with ice cream were worth every calorie. Wine and beer served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Incas Kitchen, 11985 Collier Blvd., Golden Gate; 352-3200Its love at first bite at Incas Kitchen, where the menu showcases the lively Peruvian culinary palette. Chef/owner Raphael Rottiers and partner Alfredo Ruiz make customers feel immediately welcome in this lovely, unpretentious Golden Gate establishment. Dinner starts with a bowl of roasted corn kernels and three flavorful (but not spicy hot) pepper sauces for dipping. The mixed ceviche was exceptionally good and the portion was large enough for two. Also good were the conchitas a la Parmesana (scallops on the half shell baked with Parmesan cheese). A delicious sashimi-like dish, dua tiradito, featured marinated fish served with pepper sauces. Incas wari fish is seared on a griddle, seasoned and baked to perfection then served with a mango salsa, corn and cilantro. Another standout was the lomo a la Huancaina, sliced beef tenderloin with red onions and creamy queso blanco. Not only is the food wonderful, the most expensive dish is $17. Dont miss this one. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Mister Five, 1716 Airport Road South; 262-1555This tiny establishment packs a big diner punch with its down-home menu on which everythingyes, everythingis priced at $5. Its as close to a Jersey diner as youll find in these parts (with better prices) and is the brainchild of 20-something Anthony Chinaglia, whose family hails from the Garden State. Breakfast is served all day, including tuxedo pancake (with dark and white chocolate chips and chocolate sauce). We tried super crisp chicken wings with a just-right hot and sweet sauce; a Cape Cod salad, with lettuce, dried cranberries, apple slices, walnuts, tomato and onions; a creditable Philly cheese steak; and a fried fish sandwich that was surprisingly good given that said fish was inexpensive basa. The accompanying fries were crisp and tasty, too. I cant think of a place other than fast-food joints where you get food for this price and none that equal its quality. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Naples Tomato, 14700 Tamiami Trail; 598-9800A vast wine selection and a menu of American Neapolitan cuisine make this a justifiably popular establishment. I particularly like that the management buys its tomatoes from local farms and the kitchen makes its own pasta. The Real Deal Crab Cake appetizer is one of the best Ive had south of Baltimore and is worthy of its name. A pane cottoescarole, white beans, bread and Parmesan cheese was another great starter. The pasta sampler was a winner, with raviolinni in Bolognese sauce, lasagna and shrimp and vegetables over angelhair pasta. Only the bland rainbow trout disappointed. For dessert, I can heartily recommend the Chocoholic, a warm chocolate cake with chocolate sauce and ice cream. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Tavern on the Bay, 489 Bayfront Place; 530-2225Its a sports bar but one that offers a more diverse selection of food and drink than one might expect in a place where people gather to cheer on their teams via satellite TV. Revel in wings, burgers, nachos and such if you want but there are also wok dishes, salads and full-scale entrees, some even of a heart-healthy nature. Thai Bangkok wings were crisp, sweet and spicy, while an ahi tuna appetizer was lightly seared with a peppery-herbed exterior accompanied by pickled ginger, wasabi and soy vinaigrette. A mushroom Swiss burger was well executed, served with delicious house-made potato chips and a fried shrimp platter with fries was bountiful and tasty with the exception of some room temperature slaw. Service was above average throughout the meal, from the host to the server and expediters. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: PAST REPASTS Key to ratings SuperbNoteworthyGoodFairPoor
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 5-11, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 diningCALENDAR Thursday, Nov. 5, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Tonys Off Third: Sample five Taittinger champagnes with Jerome Jeandin,Taittingers national director; free, 1300 Third St. South; 262-5500. Reservations requested. Thursday, Nov. 5, 4 p.m., For Goodness Sake: Free lecture on Introduction to Healthy Living; 9118 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs; 992-5838. Friday, Nov. 6, 6-9 p.m. Mercato: The Mercato Concert Series and Wine Tasting benefits Autism Speaks, with 20 wines and holiday-inspired snacks by Whole Foods; $5, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Friday, Nov. 6, 7 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Make a date with a special someone or group of friends for a three-course tasting menu and wines to match; $70 per couple, Robb & Stucky Casual Living Outdoor, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; (866) 206-3840. Saturday, Nov. 8, 15, 22, and 29, 7:30-11:30 a.m., Third Street South: The weekly farmers market features fresh produce, baked goods, hand-crafted items and more; behind Tommy Bahamas;434-6533. Saturday, Nov. 8, 15, 22 and 29, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Collection at Vanderbilt: The North Naples Green Market, formerly the North Goodlette Farmers Market, takes place weekly through May; Airport and Galleria Drive. Saturday, Nov. 7, 10-11 a.m., French Bread Oven: Enjoy complimentary champagne and brioche plus baking tips with owners Andre Gratesol, Eric Truglas and Rocio Pinault; 13550 Reflections Parkway, Fort Myers; 4549100. Sunday, Nov. 8, 5-10 p.m., Bamboo Caf: This weeks Tour de France features food from the central region of Auvergne, including lentilles de puy bacon salad, roasted pork chop served with potato truffade and pumpkin ginger creme brulee; $24.95; 755 12th Ave. South at Crayton Cove; 643-6177. Monday, Nov. 9, 6 p.m., Whole Foods: Real Seafood Co. Chef Brent Courson demonstrates sauce-making techniques and how to pair those sauces with fish; $10, Mercato, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Submit event listings to Cuisine@floridaweekly.com. 9 R eal B re nt at es ue s os e 0, da i FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE Patrics caters to discriminating breakfast, lunch crowdLike the Cher or Sting of the culinary world, Patric goes by a one-word moniker. Its the one under which he made a name for himself as a Naples caterer based on Davis Boulevard a few years back, and its the one he uses for his new venture, Patrics Breakfast, Lunch & More. Hes teamed up with The Cookie Jar, which accounts for a good part of the & More. The casual and cozy caf in Mission Square on Pine Ridge Road offers breakfast all day, every day, and lunch starting at 11 a.m. You can sit up at the counter and watch Patric and company whip up all manner of made-from-scratch fare that includes omelettes, cornbread (which accompanies all salads), fried green tomatoes, sandwiches and loads of tantalizing cookies and pies. Cool avocado walls adorned with pictures of cafes and street scenes and a blackboard listing the daily baked goods all add to the homey, comforting nature of Patrics.Yet another nice feature is that if you have a hankering for breakfast at noon but your dining companion fancies lunch, each of you can have what you want. The breakfast menu features a burrito (with scrambled eggs, sausage, home fries, black beans, cheese, salsa and sour cream), bagel sandwiches, bacon Benedict, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, Briestuffed French toast and some interesting omelet fillings, including smoked salmon and jerk chicken. Yet another intriguing selection: the pot roast skillet, with home fries, pot roast, onions, eggs and cheese. Cholesterol levels be damned! Should you feel torn between an omelette and biscuits and gravy, you can order the former with a half-order of the latter on the side. I tried the jerk chicken omelette ($6.95), which turned out to be chock full of gently spiced chicken, tomatoes, peppers, onions and Jack cheese all incorporated into the eggs. The chicken flavored the whole concoction nicely. Home fries contained bits of onion and seasonings, all well browned. Rye toast on which I slathered honeyed butter served as a sweet counterbalance to all the spices in the omelette and potatoes. My companion honed in on the lunch menu, which includes salads, sandwiches and a couple of pasta dishes. His ahi tuna melt ($8.25) came open faced and loaded with cheese atop a fillet of fresh pink tuna. His personal preference would be a bit less cheese, but the tuna was still discernible beneath it. Flamingo cole slaw turned out to be a slightly sweet and tropically hued cabbage mix that had good flavor and added color to the plate. The dish was finished with a generous mound of something called addictive fries crisp fries sprinkled with garlic powder and other seasonings. They, too, were good. We split an order of fried green tomatoes ($4.50). Its a dish I love and rarely find on local menus. It was nicely presented, the tomatoes sliced thin, coated in cornmeal and expertly fried to a golden brown then topped with horseradish cream. Id have liked a more piquant cream is there ever too much horseradish? but the cream was well balanced and added zest to the mild tomatoes. A cup of coffee was smooth and mellow but not weak, and my companions homemade lemonade was so good he had two glasses while I wished Id ordered some, too. We finished with generous portions of just-baked Gramma Cathys Dutch apple pie ($4.50) that, at Patrics suggestion, came slathered in fresh whipped cream. We saw covetous glances directed our way from tables on either side of us and that envy was justified. The pie was delicious, with a tender, flaky crust, cinnamon-scented Granny Smith apples inside and a perfect crumb topping and that load of slightly sweetened whipped cream, which could have constituted dessert all by itself. Service was amiable if a little scattered, with our server appearing to be a bit overtaxed. Although we had to remind him to bring water, butter and jelly, he delivered our courses in a timely fashion, made sure we were happy with what wed ordered and did a fine job recommending the apple pie for dessert. It wasnt until we were on our way out that I spied the cornbread cooling on a counter, fresh and fragrant from the oven. Clearly more research is called for here. karenFELDMAN email@example.com KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYAbove: Chef/owner Patric makes almost everything from scratch, including this fresh-fromthe-oven cornbread. Below: The classic Southern dish fried green tomatoes comes with horseradish cream and a sprinkling of chopped green onions. Patrics>> Hours: 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m. daily>> Reservations: No>> Credit cards: Major cards accepted.>> Price range: Breakfast, $3.75-$6.95; lunch, $4.50-$8.50 >> Beverages: Soft drinks served.>> Seating: At the counter, at conventional tables and chairs>> Specialties of the house: Breakfast burrito, omelettes, biscuits and gravy, stuffed French toast, fried green tomatoes, hot and spicy wings, smoked salmon BLT with lemon Parmesan, grilled chicken breast with bacon, guacamole, provolone and chipotle dressing. Gramma Cathys Dutch apple pie, Garys cheesecake bananas foster>> Volume: Moderate>> Parking: Free lotRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 1485 Pine Ridge Road, Naples; 304-9754 Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor If you go
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C30 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 5-11, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY The Naples International Film FestivalNOVEMBER 5-8, 2009 | SCHEDULE OF EVENTS The CoveJapan 2009 91 Minutes English Louie Psihoyos, DirectorIn a sleepy lagoon off the coast of Japan lies a shocking secret that a few desperate men will stop at nothing to keep hidden from the world. At last, the truth of The Cove comes to the fore in an act of covert lmmaking that turns a documentary into a gripping action-adventure thriller and a heart-pounding call for help from the worlds oceans.OPENING GALA ONLYThursday, Nov. 5 Philharmonic Center for the Arts Desdemona: A Love StoryUSA 2009 89 Minutes HDCam Spanish and English Phillip Guzman, DirectorGil Garcia is at the end of his life. Wounded and bleeding in a church confessional, he tells an unsuspecting Father Wade his tragic story. At a young age, Gils father took him to America in search of a better life, forcing him to leave the girl he loves in Mexico. That Evening SunUSA 2009 109 Minutes English Scott Teems, DirectorAbner Meecham, an aging Tennessee farmer discarded to a nursing facility by his lawyer son, ees the old folks home and catches a ride back to his country farm to live out his days in peace. Upon his return, he discovers that his son has leased the farm to Abners old enemy and his white trash family. Favorite Son USA 2009 88 Minutes HDCam English Howard Libov, DirectorLoner David Paxton returns to his hometown and becomes obsessed with childhood friend Joan and her troubled teenage son, Ross, seeing them as a last chance for a perfect life. David is rejected by Joan, but breaks through Rosss volatile, destructive nature and forms an unlikely friendship with the boy, making himself the object of suspicion and condemnation by the town. The BakerEngland 2009 89 Minutes HDCam English Gareth Lewis, DirectorThe Baker (www.thebakermovie.co.uk) stars Damian Lewis (NBCs Life) and Michael Gambon (Harry Potter) in a romantic comedy about a hit man who tries to quit by going to a small Irish village. Hes mistaken for the new town baker and falls in love with the town veterinarian. When his true identity is revealed, the town, in its own quirky way, saves him. Li TongChina 2009 75 Minutes Chinese, English Subtitles Nian Liu, DirectorAn 8-year-old girl, Li Tong, loses her bus pass one day after school. Penniless, she decides to walk home. On her way, she encounters a warm-hearted old lady who tries to help her, a security guard in front of a bar, a trendy young woman, a man wearing a panda costume, and even a little thief attempting to steal a pet dog from an old man. After getting a ride to the wrong address, Li Tongs journey becomes more complicated as she soon nds herself hopelessly lost. True NorthGermany, Ireland, UK 2006 96 Minutes English Steve Hudson, DirectorThe skipper (played by Gary Lewis, Eragon, Gangs of New York) worked for more than 32 years years to buy his shing vessel, but is now bankrupt and on the verge of losing his ship to the bank. While in the port of Ostend, Belgium, the skippers son Sean accepts a large sum of money to smuggle Chinese illegal immigrants to Scotland in an attempt to help his father keep the trawler. With the help of a deckhand (Peter Mullan, Trainspotting, Braveheart) looking for easy money, they hide the group in a store below the boatswain store. Bitter/SweetThailand 2009 108 Minutes Thai, English Subtitles Jeff Hare, DirectorAmerican businessman Brian Chandler has a perfect life with a great job and beautiful ance. When his boss, renegade coffee mogul Calvert Jenkins, sends him to Thailand to inspect a crop for purchase, Brian meets Ticha, a beautiful Bangkok executive who has long-since given up on the prospects of nding love. At the urging of her old village and her coffee farmer parents, Ticha brings Brian to the coffee elds of Southern Krabi, with the hopes that Brian will purchase coffee there. The Human ExperienceUSA, Ghana, Peru 2008 90 Minutes HDCam English Charles Kinnane, DirectorA band of brothers travel the world in search of the answers to the burning questions: Who am I? Who is Man? Why do we search for meaning? Their journey brings them into the middle of the lives of the homeless on the streets of New York City, the orphans and disabled children of Peru, and the abandoned lepers in the forests of Ghana, Africa. THE MOVIESTHURSDAY, NOV. 5 Philharmonic Center for the Arts 6:00 p.m. Doors Open 7:00 p.m. Founders Opening Remarks 7:20 p.m. Guest Speaker: Louie Psihoyos 7:30 p.m. The Cove 9:00 p.m. Q&A with Louie and the Cove team 10:30 p.m. After Party with live band (VIP Only)FRIDAY, NOV. 6 Silverspot Luxury Cinema 11:00 a.m. Favorite Son 11:45 a.m. The Human Experience 12:15 p.m. Of cial Rejection 1:00 p.m. The Way We Get By 1:45 p.m. Li Tong 2:45 p.m. Shorts: The Things We Do For Love 3:00 p.m. Shooting Beauty and Shorts 3:45 p.m. Of cial Rejection 5:00 p.m. The Baker 5:15 p.m. Desdemona with Q&A after movie 6:15 p.m. Shorts: Cutting Edge Comedy 7:00 p.m. The Back Nine with Q&A after movie 8:00 p.m. That Evening SunThe Norris Center 4:00 p.m. A Bridge Life with Q&A after movie 6:00 p.m. The Way We Get By 8:00 p.m. The BakerThe von Liebig Art Center 2:00 p.m. Laurence Gartel 7:00 p.m. Shooting Beauty and Shorts SATURDAY, NOV. 7 Silverspot Luxur y Cinema 10:00 a.m. Kids Day until 1:00 p.m. 11:30 a.m. MomZ Hot Rocks 1:30 p.m. InGreedients with Q&A after movie 1:45 p.m. Shorts: Cutting Edge Comedy 1:45 p.m. Desdemona with Q&A after movie 3:45 p.m. Shorts: The Things We Do For Love 4:15 p.m. The Way We Get By 4:30 p.m. A Bridge Life with Q&A after movie 5:45 p.m. The Back Nine 6:30 p.m. Li Tong 6:45 p.m. NerdCore Rising 7:45 p.m. Bitter/Sweet with Q&A after movie 8:30 p.m. True North 8:45 p.m. MomZ Hot Rocks with Q&A after movieThe Norris Center 4:00 p.m. The Human Experience 6:00 p.m. Big Cypress Swamp: The Western Everglades with Q&A after movie 8:00 p.m. Shorts: The Things We Do For LoveThe von Liebig Art Center 2:00 p.m. Laurence Gartel 7:00 p.m. Shorts: Cutting Edge ComedySUNDAY, NOV. 8 Silverspot Luxury Cinema 11:30 p.m. Immokalee, U.S.A. 12:00 p.m. Bitter/Sweet 12:15 p.m. InGreedients 1:15 p.m. Big Cypress Swamp: The Western Everglades with Q&A after movie 2:15 p.m. Favorite Son 2:30 p.m. Nerdcore Rising 2:45 p.m. Shorts: Strictly Local 4:15 p.m. The Baker 4:45 p.m. The Knowers 4:45 p.m. True North 6:15 p.m. Li Tong 6:30 p.m. Bitter/Sweet 6:45 p.m. Of cial RejectionTO ORDER TICKETS, GO ONLINE OR CALL:The Philharmonic Center for the Arts: $29/ticket (general admission) www.thephil.org 597-1900 The Silverspot Luxury Cinema: $12.50/ticket, $8/ticket for Childrens Program (adult or child) www.silverspotcinema.com 592-0300 The von Liebig Art Center: $12/ticket 262-6517 The Norris Center: $12/ticket 213-3058 www.naples lmfest.comMEET THE CELEBS: Bitter/Sweet Jeff Hare (director) for Q&A after the movie Nov. 7 at 7:45 p.m. at Silverspot Desdemona: A Love Story Denton Blane Everett (actor), James LaMarr (producer) for Q&A after the movie Nov. 6 at 7:45 p.m. and Nov. 7 at 1:45 p.m. at Silverspot A Bridge Life: Finding Our Way Home Joshua Grossberg (director) for Q&A after the movie Nov. 6, at 4:00 at Norris and Nov. 7 at 4:30 p.m. in Silverspot The Back Nine Jon Fitzgerald (director) for Q&A after the movie Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. Silverspot inGREEDients David Barton (director) for Q&A after the movie Nov.7 at 1:30 p.m. at Silverspot MomZ Hot ROCKs Kate Perotti (director) for Q&A after the movie Nov. 7 at 8:45 p.m. at Silverspot BIG CYPRESS SWAMP: THE WESTERN EVERGLADES Elam Stoltzfus (director) for Q&A after the movie Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. The Norris CenterMEET LOCAL FILMMAKERS: Silverspot Nov. 8 local showings Roy LoCascio, Daniel Hererra, Eric Raddatz, Elizabeth DOnofrio, Greg Kahn, Heili Basham, David Carter, Richard Volpe, Ken Olsen and many more THE TIMES & LOCATIONS THE BUZZ Text NIFF to 47201 to join the festival mobile VIP alerts club or twitter.com/ naples lmfest Cruise with director Louie Psihoyos and the team from The Cove on a dolphin cruise aboard the M/V Double Sunshine, courtesy of Cruise Naples and lunch upon return at Pinchers Crab Shack Nov. 7 at 9:30 a.m. at Gordon River in historic Tin City. Go to www.napleslmfest.com Concerts at Mercato Friday-Sunday, with musical guests Like the Movies, SWFL Symphony Youth Chorus, Femme2Fatale, The Shef eld Crew, Casey Weston, Phoenix Falling, Jacob Jeffries Band, Little Eddie & the Fat Fingers Afterparty at Sway Lounge Nov. 7 at 10 p.m., Erads Badass Radass Film Fetish Afterparty, 2059 E .Tamiami Trail, Naples. Mix and mingle with lmmakers, cineasts, directors, producers while they get down at the club. Call 810-6323. Art Commissioned to produce NIFFs inagural poster, meet Lawrence Gartel, who will be signing posters at the festival and at The von Liebig Art Center Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. Oscar? Louis Psihoyos lm The Cove could be up for an Oscar this year, according to Roger Ebert. Meet Louis at The Phil Nov. 5 at 7 p.m.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 5-11, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C31 The Back NineUSA 2009 85 Minutes HDCam English Ron Vignone and Jon Fitzgerald, DirectorsUpon turning 40, confronted with his own back nine, a man begins his quest to play professional golf. Armed with determination, a competitive spirit and a longing to become what he always wanted to be, he embarks on a journey that will change his life forever. A Bridge LifeUSA 2009 69 Minutes English Joshua Grossberg, DirectorFollow one mans efforts to aid of victims of Hurricane Katrina. Dan Sheffer is a middle-class Florida loan of cer who travels to Houstons Astrodome, where most of the evacuees were transferred immediately after the disaster. His goal: transport 10 evacuees to Plantation, Fla., and help them get back on their feet by providing aid, shelter, and temporary jobsin essence, a bridge life. MomZ Hot RocksUSA, Canada 2008 90 Minutes HDCam English Kate Perotti, DirectorMomZ Hot Rocks is a feature-length original music documentary on the emergence of mom rock bands in America and abroad, 2004-2006. MomZ captures the 2004 beginning of the continually increasing media attention on mom rock as bands rst meet each other and converge in NYC for Mamapalooza in May of 2005. It follows the ups and downs of the bands through May of 2006, when Mamapalooza has spread to over 30 cities worldwide. Nerdcore RisingUSA 2008 81 Minutes HDCam English Negin Farsad, DirectorNerdcore Rising is a documentary that uncovers a new wave of hip-hop called nerdcore. The lm follows the godfather of the genre, MC Frontalot, on his rst national tour. The tour is moved along by Fronts interaction with band mates and the critical supporting role played by his fans: a special breed of loyal and super-smart dorks who cant get enough of the Front. They make nerdcore hip hop a fascinating and endearingly comedic sociological phenomenon. Commentary from industry notables like Weird Al Yankovic, Prince Paul, and Jello Biafra pepper the lm, which examines the legitimacy of nerdcore as a subgenre of hip hop, the larger rise of nerd culture, and the desperation of one MC whos trying to make it. Shooting BeautyUSA 2008 63 Minutes English George Kachadorian, DirectorShooting Beauty tells the inspirational story of an aspiring fashion photographer named Courtney Bent whose career takes an unexpected turn when she discovers a hidden world of beauty at a center for people living with signi cant disabilities. The Way We Get ByUSA 2009 84 Minutes HDCam English Aron Gaudet, DirectorA deeply moving lm about life and how to live it. Beginning as a seemingly idiosyncratic story about troop greeters senior citizens who gather daily at a small airport to thank American soldiers departing and returning from Iraq, the lm quickly turns into a moving, unsettling and compassionate story about aging, loneliness, war and mortality. InGREEDientsUSA 2009 75 Minutes English David Burton, DirectorRegistered nurse and lmmaker David Burton discovers an alarming connection between diet and illness while investigating trans fats and hydrogenated oils in Americas food supply. This compelling documentary that takes the audience on a time-line journey through the history of human food consumption, from prehistoric times to the present, when heart disease is the number one killer of humans and despite recent changes in food labeling laws, pounds of trans fats are consumed everyday. Official RejectionUSA 2009 107 Minutes English Paul Osborne, DirectorFollowing lmmakers along the festival circuit, Of cial Rejection takes a lighthearted but realistic look at the politics, pitfalls, costs, and toll of life at the fests. Our goal is to demonstrate exactly what happens once you nish the movie, the reality of todays lm festival landscape, and the emotional roller-coaster those who dare venture onto it nd themselves riding. Featuring interviews with Kevin Smith, Bryan Singer, Lloyd Kaufman, Jenna Fischer, Andy Dick, Traci Lords, Jennifer Tilly, and Chris GoreShorts The Things We Do For Love THE OPTICIAN United Kingdom 15 Minutes English Jane McGee, DirectorAn optometrist is in love with his shop assistant but too scared to ask her out until he nds some magic glasses that help him see into the future. With a little help from the magic glasses, the pair nd themselves on a date. But the more he uses the glasses to predict the future, the more they mislead him, and things begin to go awry. LE PRIX A PAYER (THE PRICE TO PAY) France 24 Minutes French, English Subtitles Paul Gayord, DirectorA small-time crook and his girlfriend turn to a jewelry heist to nance their dream of moving to Hawaii.YOURE OUTTA HERE USA 3 Minutes English George Grif n, DirectorA spunky descendant of Betty Boop tells her no-good boyfriend to hit the road, to the stride rhythms of Fats Wallers The Minor Drag, reinvented as Youre Outa Here. MAX & HELENA USA 10 Minutes English Prashant Nair, DirectorMax & Helena tells the tale of how Max fell in love with Helena, fell out of love with French food and discovered every corner of New York City in the process. SUN SESSIONS USA 28 Minutes English Eddie OKeefe, DirectorAfter a bad breakup with his high school sweetheart, a teenage Elvis fanatic enlists the help of his bandmates to win her back.Shorts Cutting Edge ComedyBOUTONNIERE USA 10 Minutes English Coley Sohn, DirectorBethany Pruitt is a simple teenager who wants nothing more than to graduate from high school and break free from her overbearing mother. But before that can happen, Bethany must endure her moms exuberant plans for a senior prom shed rather not attend. Wendi McClendon Covey (Reno 911) and Sara Swain star in this very dark comedy by rst-time director Coley Sohn. Featuring Zachary Quinto (Heroes, Star Trek) Pat Crawford Brown (Desperate Housewives) and Cole Petersen.MY FOUR INCH PRECIOUS USA 11 Minutes English Sou Yun Sim, DirectorA scruffy garbageman discovers dreamy romance when a beautiful, 4-inch tall woman blooms out of a magic flower.SKYLIGHT Canada 5 Minutes English David Bass, DirectorAn animated mockumentary about the ecological plight of penguins in the Antarctic, possibly foretelling cataclysmic results for the rest of the world.PLEASE RECYCLE USA 5 Minutes English Jamie Delgrosso, DirectorA mockumentary about a group of friends who gather each fall to frolic in the autumn leaves.SMILE USA 4 Minutes English Bruno Vaks, DirectorAn imaginary smile ies from person to person making the recipients days happier. From a grocery store clerk to a cleaning lady, from mother to son, from a traveler to a couple, the smile changes everyone in its path.GOOD RULES FOR BAD GUYS USA 12 Minutes English CJ Niemira, DirectorA 1950s-era educational lm on how to become a better super villain, starring Madam Dismay and her henchmen, Cohort and Crony.BRONX BALLETOMANE USA 24 Minutes English Jeremy Joffee, DirectorJoey appears to be just a regular Italian guy from a Bronx neighborhood, but hes been hiding a secret lifelong passion. When his daughter, Giselle, asks to take ballet lessons, both father and daughter learn to overcome their inner fears and take an unexpected step into the world of ballet.Shorts The Arts, showing with Shooting Beauty PATIENCE OF THE MEMORY Germany 7 Minutes Vuk Jevremovie, DirectorA surrealist, avant-garde animation conjuring up the memory of the city of Dresden.LEONARDO USA 10 Minutes English Jim Capobianco, DirectorA look at DaVinci before he had created his masterpieces, Leonardo is about the journey of the creative spirit, through much failure, pain, perseverance, success and ruin. A journey often does not end where the artist thought it would.AMELIE & ALCHEMY USA 7 Minutes English Konstantin Brazhnik, DirectorA photographer attempts to use an antique technique to capture his 4-yearold daughter on lm. Big Cypress Swamp: The Western EvergladesUSA 2009 60 Minutes English Elam Stoltzfus, Director This visual masterpiece tells the story of Floridas river of grass, highlighting people who share a passion for this wild place, its seasons of scenery that pull you into the beating of the swamp, and the chorus of nature sounds which are melded into a musical score. Follow lmmaker Elam Stoltzfus as he takes you on a journey through one of Earths great treasures: the Big Cypress Swamp, an ancient region of the EvergladesThe KnowersUSA 2009 75 Minutes English Roy LoCascio, DirectorPresent day, Yucatan Peninsula: a botanical expedition nds relic tablets in the jungle. These tablets are sent to Naples, Fla., for carbon testing. Everyone in the scienti c community is baf ed when the tablets and their strange markings are discovered to be over 140 million years old. Immokalee, USAUSA 2008 78 Minutes English Georg Koszulinski, DirectorUtilizing largely ethnographic and observational approaches to documentary lmmaking, Immokalee, U.S.A. chronicles the daily experiences of migrant farmworkers living and working in the small town of Immokalee, Fla.Strictly Local ShortsDEAR BASEBALL: I LOVE YOU USA 11 Minutes English Sanibel David E. Carter, DirectorDear Baseball: I Love You is, simply, a love poem to baseball. With an opening narration by Baseball Hall of Fame announcer Marty Brenneman, the short lm features ve segments of a man looking back at the baseball of his youth. If you grew up in the 1950s, youll understand. And if you played baseball as a boy, this is your love story.RE-NUDE USA 9 Minutes English Naples High School Students Heili Basham, DirectorWhen a teenage boy nds his little brother missing, he suspects that hes been taken during the Rapture, only to nd he ran away to a neighbors house. Soon, strange things do happen and certain people do disappear. Shot with cast and crew from Naples High School.THE RESURRECTION OF AMALIA MENDOZA USA 13 Minutes English Naples Greg Kahn, DirectorFor seven years, Amalia Mendoza lived in a state of near isolation. A tragic accident cut her off from an outside world where once she was the center of everything. Those years left Mendoza withdrawn and depressed, with only a small circle of family and clergy between her and suicide. By early 2008, desperation permeated everything she encountered. Her doubts and anxieties infected her family. From her home in Albany, N.Y., Mendozas daughter, Roco Villa, began searching every night online to nd something, anything, that could make her mother whole again. USEPPA ISLAND: FLORIDAS SECRET SILVER MINE USA 29 Minutes English Useppa Island Richard Volpe, DirectorUseppa Island, a small island off west coast Florida, is home to more than 12,000 years of history. From the Calusa Indians to the infamous Izaak Walton shing club, this island has an immense amount of history.SELLING BUDDHA USA 5 Minutes English Naples Ken Olsen, DirectorLocal director and producer Ken Olsen puts together a piece very quickly after meeting other local lm festival cineasts in Naples. The short has fun twists and turns, yucks and giggles.PURPLE MARTIN USA 11 Minutes English Fort Myers Eric Raddatz, DirectorEric decides to wake up one Saturday morning and nish a lm in one day for the festival, proving to himself and everyone in town that anyone can make a lm. In a day, even. Erics car got shit on by a bunch of purple martins. It was destiny and led him to God. Its Fort Myers fun with Eric Raddatz, Tom Schiavon, and Jason Conzelman.THE CHOCOLATE FETISH USA 12 Minutes English Naples Lis Anna, DirectorChristina is working hard in the kitchen, preparing chocolates for their confectionery Caf, while her philandering husband, Gabriel, is seducing a young woman customer with chocolate. The Chocolate Fetish was made to resemble the silent lm era, while using modern technology within a timeless setting.Childrens Festival Ages 3-8 ~Best Of NY Intl Childrens Film Festival Kid Flix Mix 2009 (Short Films) Animation, Various, 65 Minutes, In English. Recommended For Ages 3 To 8The world renowned New York International Childrens Film Festival presents this kaleidoscopic collection of the best animated short lms from around the world, for ages 3 To 8. The program features musical and narrative works from Sweden, France, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Switzerland, the UK and the US, and offers a spectacular array of traditional, Cgi, CollAge, and stop-motion animation styles. Program is in English.7 DAYS OF THE WEEKAnimation, Mcbride/Cowles, USA, 3 minutesKNUFFLE BUNNYAnimation, Mo Willems, USA, 8 minutes BREAKING THE MOULDAnimation, Manley/Paulli, UK, 1 minuteTHE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER ZZZEEEAnimation, Thomas Szabo, France, 5 minutesDINOSAUR SONGAnimation, Christian Robinson, USA, 3 minutesHEDGEHUGAnimation, Dan Pinto, USA, 5 minutesHORSIEAnimation, Sarah Wahl, Finland, 2 minutesTHE NEW SPECIESAnimation, Evalds Lacis, Latvia, 10 minutesNO MONKEYAnimation, Harry Flosser, Germany, 4 minutesSOONER OR LATERAnimation, Jadwiga Krystyna Kowalska, minutesSPOT AND SPLODGE IN SNOWSTORMAnimation, Geffenblad, Sweden, 8 minutesTHE TRUE STORY OF THE THREE LITTLE PIGSAnimation, Konstantin Bronzit, USA, 10 minutesAND MORE Childrens Festival Ages 9-16 Best Of NY Intl Childrens Film Festival Party Mix 2009 (Short Films) Animation, Various, 75 minutes, In English or English subtitles Recommended for ages 9 to 16Party Mix is an all-animated program of audience and jury favorites, cherry-picked from the New York International Childrens Film Festival. The eye-opening and highly entertaining collection includes hilarious, visually stunning, and thought-provoking shorts, speci cally intended for older audiences, ages 9 to 16.ANIMACATAnimation, Andreani/Schwizgebel/ Delachaux, Switzerland, 6 minutesATTRACTIONAnimation, Rachinta Platts, UK, 2.5 minutesDONT LET IT ALL UNRAVELAnimation, Sarah Cox, UK, 2 minutesFLATLIFEAnimation, Jonas Geirnaert, Belgium, 11 minutesFUGGY FUGGYAnimation, The Brothers McLeod, UK, 5 minutesI MET THE WALRUSAnimation, Josh Raskin, Canada, 5 minutesKFJG NO. 5Animation, Alexey Alexeev, Hungary, 2 minutesLAPSUSAnimation, Juan Pablo Zaramella, 3.5 minutesLIFELINEAnimation, Tomek Ducki, Hungary, 6 minutesOPERATORAnimation, Matthew Walker, UK, 2 minutesPOST!Animation, Asmussen/Bruhn, Germany, 14 minZOOLOGICAnimation, Nicole Mitchell, USA, 5 minAND MORE
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 5-11, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C33 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 BOB RAYMOND / THE DOWNTOWN NAPLES ASSOCIATION Everyone gets into Halloween along Fifth Avenue South
C34 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 5-11, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY The Steinway Piano Gallery Physicians Talent ShowA benefit for the Neighborhood Health ClinicWe 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. Rosann Heisler, Dr. Hope Heisler and Tibor Vargas in front of the band 2. The backup singers, Sara Billings, Sherry Break and Cherie Nottingham 3. Carl McVicker 4. Dr. Millard Brooks 5. Dr. Richard Linden 6. Dr. Cathy David 7. Dr. Corey Howard 8. Greg Billings, owner of Steinway Piano Gallery 9. Rob Hamilton 10. Dr. Michael Baron 11. Dr. Deb Doud 12. Melody CookeSEBASTIEN GIRARD/STEINWAY PIANO GALLERY 1 6 10 11 12 2 3 7 4 8 5 9
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 5-11, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C35 Community School of Naples Fashion Show at Waterside ShopsA student-run benefit for the schools scholarship fundWe 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. Kelly Hammer and Steve Wheeler 2. Ellen Baseman and Keri Cheffy 3. Chandler Stark and Devin Lindmann 4. David Stevens and Maribel Larragoity 5. Carla Costa, Patty Campbell and Beth Stark 6. Adrienne Gilhart 7. Charlie Rogan 8. Paige Hebble 9. Emily MadsenCHARLIE MCDONALD / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 68 79 2 4 5 3