ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 15 MINUTES A6 PETS OF THE WEEK A26 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B7 & 8 REAL ESTATE B9 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6 & 7 FILM REVIEW C11 SOCIETY C 14, 15 & 16 CUISINE C19 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDEwww.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. II, No. 7 FREE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 19-25, 2009 DATED MATERIAL PLEASE RUSHPOSTMASTER REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: NOVEMBER 19, 2009 POSTAL CUSTOMER An Oscar-worthy eventFashion icon Oscar de la Renta helps celebrate the Gardens grand opening. C1 If The Shoe FitsGlass Slipper honoree announced at preview party for Education Foundation event. A13 An artful seasonFlorida Weeklys guide to the season's hot tickets. C21-35 Aviations workhorseAir Technology Group gives Hueys a new lease on life. B1 The table is set at Ave Maria for 53rd annual Farm City BBQ A 53-year Collier County tradition continues when the Farm City BBQ takes place the day before Thanksgiving, Wednesday, Nov. 25. Tickets for $20 per person are available at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce visitor centers and online at www.napleschamber.org. The Farm City BBQ benefits the Collier County 4-H Club Foundation and The Leadership Collier Foundation. This years event, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at The Greens at Ave Maria, will have displays from the local 4-H Clubs, a raffle of prizes collected by Leadership Collier Foundation, the popular sale of fresh picked vegetables donated by Immokalee farmers, and the traditional menu of grilled steak, corn on the cob, baked beans, rolls and Immokalee salad. Here are some tips for those planning to attend: Wear jeans and boots. You want to look like a regular. Buy your vegetable bag early ($10 for a brown paper bag filled with local produce). Its a great deal and they always sell out. Come early for the networking. Come hungry. You cant beat the fresh vegetables and steak hot off the grill. Buy a raffle ticket. Leadership Collier is sure to have some valuable prizes. Bring a friend. Youre supporting a EVILEVILTHE ULTIMATE PERSONIFICATION OF THE ULTIMATE PERSONIFICATION OF 25 YEARS AFTER FREDDY GOODES EXECUTION FOR THE ABDUCTION AND MURDER OF CAPE CORALS JASON VERDOW, MANY ARE STILL HAUNTED BY THE MEMORY OF THE MAN CALLED ...PrologueSome guys on the line, asking for you, the young copy clerk announced as she stood at my desk in the newsroom of the St. Petersburg Times. He sounds kooky, weird. He yells. You might take a pass on this one. It was early February 1982, and I had recently begun writing a column for the Times after about three years as a reporter there. I was struggling. Column writing wasnt as easy as it looked. Compelling topics were hard to come by. Thus I was reluctant to blow off even the looniest of callers without at least a quick hearing. You get a name? I asked as she turned and walked toward the city desk. I think he said Good or something close to it. First names Bud. SEE GOODE, A8 COURTESY OF CITY PAPERSTORY BY BILL CORNWELL | firstname.lastname@example.orgSEE FARM CITY, A20 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ FLORIDA REP 2009-2010THENEWSEASON YOUR SPECIAL GUIDE TO ...ART FESTIVALS 35THE PHIL 22&23THEATREZONE 24NA P LES MUSEUM OF ART 26BAR BARA B. MANN 27FLORIDA REP 28GULFSHORE PLAYHOUSE 30NA P LES P LAYERS 31CLASSIC CHAMB ER C ONCERTS 32OPERA NAPLES 32BROADWA Y 25MARCO PLAYERS 33VON LIEBIG 34NORRIS CENTER 34
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 19-25, 2009 Once again or twice again or thrice again intelligent public officials in Southwest Florida obliged by duty and law to protect public interests have adopted a classic knee-jerk response to problems, and blamed the media. Either that or theyve assumed that the media, per se, is an unwarranted intruder, a creature inimical to their interests (which are supposed to be public interests). Sometimes, apparently, they think that the media causes problems, not the people or events the media describe when it reports those problems. For example, when I called somebody in Collier County to ask how many marriage licenses had been issued in the previous year, I got this initial response: I dont know if I can give out that information to the public. In Lee County, when Dr. Judith Hartner, director of the health department, issued a statement about swine flu to be distributed to schools and parents, she began this way: With continued media attention about H1N1 (swine) flu and vaccines, the Lee County Health Department would like to keep you informed about area efforts to keep your family healthy. Admirable as her reaching out is, swine flu has nothing to do with continued media attention. Its here. And without continued media attention it would still be here, only the public would be a lot less aware of the dangers and options. Heres another, more suspect example taken from a series of recent e-mails between Gary McAlpin, Collier Countys coastal projects manager and several employees, including a parks and recreation official named Murdo Smith. They were talking about public property on the beach in front of The Ritz-Carlton Naples, where Ed Staros is vice president and general manager. Even though state department of environmental protection officials surveyed the beach and defined the erosion control line (an average mean high tide line) for Mr. Staros and county officials back in May they conclusively determined that public property is everything west of that line a new and apparently misleading sign had been put back up last week. That wasnt the only problem. The other problem was Mr. McAlpins attitude about the publics right to know, and his and Mr. Smiths willingness to copy Mr. Staros, who is not in the employ of the public interest, but of the profitinspired Ritz-Carlton Resorts, in each of several e-mails.Heres what Mr. McAlpin (McAlpin@ colliergov.net) wrote on Nov. 5 at 8:39 a.m., to Mr. Smith and Mr. Staros, as well as two other county officials: Murdo, I thought we agreed to changed (sic) the language from Public Beach Ends Here to Vanderbilt Beach Ends Here to solve this problem. Let me know. We need to have a sign up to support the Ritz. I know we might be splitting hairs but we are trying to walk a tight line to avoid unneeded press.The job of the press, though, is to report abuses, as Florida Weekly did in May after Ritz officials moved their chairs and umbrellas onto portions of the public beach and evicted people using it. So as a public official, Mr. McAlpin ought to embrace the press, since he represents public interests, not private ones. Whenever you come across a media blamer or a media shirker, youve stumbled on somebody who holds a significant measure of contempt for the ability and the right of Americans to A) gain access to information; B) think for themselves; and C) make their own decisions. (Either that or youve outed a con artist and schemer.) But the degree to which we Americans are right in our decisions always, sometimes or rarely; 100 percent of the time, 50 percent of the time or 5 percent of the time isnt the point. The point is this: We have the right to choose. Thats where the media comes in, and where public records laws become important. And its the reason every single public official, from a trash collector or telephone receptionist to a city or county manager to a senator or a governor should do everything he can, or she can, to tell reporters exactly whats happening especially when they ask. That happened when I called Charlotte County officials to ask about a sometimes convoluted-seeming pension plan. A human resources analyst for the county named Deborah Arnold spent 45 minutes on the telephone educating me. Why? Because its in the public interest, especially if Im going to write about her subject. The media, with its opportunity and responsibility to ask questions of those who use power and public money in our interests, is the lifeblood of the American system. It will lay out whats been said and done, more or less, so people can quickly gain a sense of events, and decide for themselves what to do. Im not the only one to think so. To the press alone, chequered as it is with abuses, the world is indebted for all the triumphs by reason and humanity over error and oppression, said James Madison, our fourth president. Mr. Madison is popularly held up as the author of the First Amendment. Dont like that one? Try this thought, from Warren Buffett, popularly held up as a preeminent American businessman: The smarter the journalists are, the better off society is. To a degree, people read the press to inform themselves and the better the teacher, the better the student body. Ive learned in my 16-year reporting career, which I took up at the ripe old age of 40, that most people in government can be trusted to do the right thing, and to work hard, and to care about the public good. And most people in government understand that the media will actually help the system we all depend on. The government, after all, is just Tom, Dick, Harry and Helen, and so is the media. Theyre us, and we are them. 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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. MOMENTS IN TIME On Nov. 19, 1969, Brazilian soccer great Pele scores his 1,000th professional goal in a game, against Vasco da Gama in Rio de Janeiros Maracana stadium. Born Edson Arantes do Nascimento in Tres Coracos, Brazil, in 1940, Pele scored 1,282 goals in 1,363 games during his career. On Nov. 20, 1945, in Nuremberg, Germany, 24 high-ranking Nazis go on trial for atrocities committed during World War II. The Nuremberg Trials were conducted by an international tribunal, and charges ranged from crimes against peace, to crimes of war, to crimes against humanity. On Nov. 21, 1980, more than 350 million people around the world tune in to televisions popular primetime drama Dallas to find out who shot J.R. Ewing, the character fans loved to hate. The episode identified Kristin Shepard, J.R.s wifes sister and his former mistress, as the culprit. OPINION On Nov. 3, the fairy tale died. The election results in Virginia and New Jersey dismantled the self-satisfied, just-so story that Democrats have been telling themselves about last years election. The story goes like this: In 2008, Americans voted for change not just in the nations leadership, but in its fundamental political orientation. They wanted a shift to the left not seen since 1932. The nations political map had been utterly transformed. Barack Obama owned the suburbs and independents, and laid claim to formerly secure Republican states. An outdated GOP had been reduced to a rejectionist husk clinging to rural areas and the South. A more modest rival interpretation explained it differently: A charming young man running against a Republican Party debilitated by its association with an unpopular war and a politically toxic incumbent won a solid 7-point victory nationally. He sounded reasonable and moderate and won for his party something important, if not necessarily epochmaking: a chance to govern after the other side had blown it. The Republican sweep of the gubernatorial races in Virginia and New Jersey is flatly incompatible with the first, heroic interpretation. If things changed so fundamentally, they wouldnt have snapped back so quickly. Obama beat John McCain among independents in Virginia by 1 point, and in New Jersey by 4 points, while winning the suburbs. Both Bob McDonnell and Chris Christie took back the burbs and wiped out their Democratic opponents among independents by 2-1 margins. Liberals are comforting themselves that McDonnell and Christie had to play to the center, as if that in itself is a stinging rebuke to the right. They seem to forget that they have long been arguing that conservative candidates cant appeal to the middle. That the pro-life, anti-gay-marriage, limited-government conservatives McDonnell and Christie had more cachet with the center than their opponents should be a Democratic warning sign. Of course, Obama wasnt on the ballot, although thats cold comfort for 2010. In New Jersey, the youth vote dropped off from 17 percent in 2008 to 9 percent of the electorate in 2009. In Virginia, the youth vote fell off by half. The infatuation of starry-eyed Obama kids apparently isnt transferable. Obamas mistake is governing as if he has a heroic mandate when he really has a modest one. This is his mandate gap. It accounts for the paradox of his current political standing. His job approval is holding up around 50 percent, and people still like him, even as his rating on key issues health care, the economy and the deficit falters. The mandate gap is a potential killer for Democrats not named Barack. Consider poor Creigh Deeds, the losing Democrat in Virginia. He got saddled with Obamas unpopular policy positions, while Obamas likability naturally didnt make him any more charismatic or inspiring. At the end of his campaign, Deeds ran an ad consisting entirely of Obama waxing poetic about him at a campaign rally, in the forlorn hope the magic would rub off. It didnt, and it wont for other Democrats. The mandate gap threatens their congressional majority. Theyll persist anyway, sprinkling more pixie dust on their tattered fairy tale and wishing, wishing it were so. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.BY RICH LOWRYBarack Obamas mandate gap GUEST OPINION We rarely hear words such as integrity used anymore because the counterfeit celebrity culture is thought more important and believed much more often. Confess or admit to anything that can be sold as a crazy story, true or not, and a following will emerge. The following will admit to being deeply moved by the people undressing in public because they are just too real. In other words, they are not afraid to let us know who they actually are. That they actually are gargoyles or massive liars does not matter. All that matters is that they succeed in getting our attention. Getting noticed means that they earn some bucks from selling the product, which is the mask and the contrived or improvised act they claim is themselves. At the same time, the dissatisfactions of contemporary life bear down on, bruise or break so many Americans that an odd bitterness reigns whenever the masses find someone on which their anger can be focused. Ignorant people confuse equal rights with equal access to being taken seriously. And they harbor anger toward those who actually know something and can prove it. Facts are seen as a contemptible form of service to elitism. In our politics a counterfeit intellectual like William Kristol, after helping to convince John McCain that he should put Sarah Palin on the ticket, went forward writing for The New York Times and pretended not to have done what he had helped stage-manage. When given hard, satiric and accurate smacks from the rhetorical truncheon by Jon Stewart, of all people, it was natural that he respond at one point by using the term the elites. Caught by aggressive and vulgar frat-boy humor, he did not feel the need to prove himself above it. Kristol had recognized a good act and would see if it worked for him as well as it had for Palin and everyone else who pretended to be just one of us, not an elite who went to an elite college and spends time reading newspapers, magazines and books. Kristol proved that he was no more than a snake-oil salesman and the sort of lying oinker one can always find on both the liberal left and the conservative right, neither of which should be automatically believed. A fundamental principle of our democracy should always be look closely before you leap. History should have made that clear. But one has to be willing to read to find out what history actually is. After all, we are talking about politicians who have only so many ways to become wealthy, one of which is to sell out to big lobbies, representing everything from insurance interests to unions. But our problem as a nation is that we are too often Silly Putty in the hands of whoever can convince us that performance, a good act, plenty of noise and constant repetition amount to reality. If that were not true, the childish melodramas cooked up to manipulate the audiences into screaming, howling and hissing at interminably fraudulent wrestling matches would be seen as bad jokes in the world of actual sports. I believe that is connected to why the majority of elected congressional Republicans, only two years after selling out the American people to pharmaceutical interests and being busted for it by Minutes, could so brazenly misrepresent themselves. Confident that they live in a commercial and celebrity culture, the Republicans sold out the country to the tune of $500 billion but now present all of their reservations about health-care reform as driven by a profound desire to save the public unnecessary expense! In our progressively illiterate age, we should not be surprised if the Ku Klux Klan and the Nation of Islam begin to claim that they are no more than misunderstood champions of equality across the lines of color and religion. But if they say it often enough and loudly enough, some will swallow that sanctimonious lie of pure grease and fat being passed off as health food. Stanley Crouch can be reached by e-mail at crouch.stanley@)gmail.com. p i b tu to p w stanleyCROUCH Special to Florida Weekly New confidence in big lies
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 19-25, 2009 The 17-year-old Chinese girl does a camel spin as Richard Callaghan smiles and whoops, Hoooooo. It is all he can do to communicate. The worldrenowned trainer doesnt know Chinese. She hardly knows English. You learn how to demonstrate a lot. And I probably use some abnormal sign language, he said, with a warm albeit self-deprecating smile. Mr. Callaghan is a star maker. He has trained figure skating champions such as Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski and Olympic champion Shauna Arakawa. With the arrival of Mr. Callaghan and the establishment of the Champions on Ice skating team at Germain Arena, Estero is poised to become a nexus of the ice-skating world, known for turning out some of the sports major stars. The man who has made a living on the ice recently moved to Estero for the year-round warmth. Southwest Florida may very well be the last stop for Mr. Callaghan who has been skating or coaching others around the world for all of his adult life. He left his studies at Villanova University after just two years and joined the Ice Capades despite his parents protests. A solid, steady paycheck, the bright lights and audiences delighted to see him do what he loved most were too much to resist. We did about 10 shows a week, 45 weeks out. He traveled the world, performing in flamboyant outfits on more-flamboyant stages loaded with pyrotechnics and festooned in bright shiny colors. Back in the old days (circa 1972), you had Ice Follies and Ice Capades. There were double-decker stages, people flying down from the ceiling. Today, shows like Stars on Ice have toned down the productions. Now they focus more on the good skaters. Leaving the university to pursue his passion was as risky a move as any double axel sit spin. It paid off. He met his wife of 41 years also a skater on the show. The connections and experience gained there served as a natural gateway to the world of coaching. Mr. Callaghan long ago traded his extravagant outfits for the pressed shirt, tie and long coat he wears on the training rink. His garb, he said, is a product of his pre-Vatican II parochial school days where a crisp, clean uniform was always required. On this day, he shows himself to be warm and reassuring on the ice. There are times however, when that strict taskmaster, the product of the Catholic schools, must rear his head. Theres got to be a good mix. You have to be strong and demanding, but when anything is done right, you have to give a lot of compliments. But if you want success, you have to demand, you have to tell them, this is what you have to do to get there. Students and their parents wouldnt expect anything less from Mr. Callaghan. He is hesitant to discuss his prices, but he concedes that hiring him as a trainer is not inexpensive. Parents, like those of the 17-year-old Chinese girl, YanFang Tiao, will often send their kids from their native countries to train in the U.S. by themselves in order to benefit from Mr. Callaghans expertise. In exchange, he dedicates about five hours a week to students and expects them to spend an additional 20 hours practicing. Every one of his students requires a different approach. You have to learn to bring out the best in the skater, said Mr. Callaghan. You have to learn them, figure out what makes them happy, what makes them work better, what technique works for them. Mr. Callaghans long coat is emblazoned with the Champions of America seal. It is the competitive skating team that he and his business partner Todd Eldredge have headquartered at Germain Arena. Mr. Eldredge is a world and U.S. champion and three-time Olympian who also trained under Mr. Callaghan. Their companys mission is twofold: to attract some of the greatest international talents to train in Southwest Florida and to expose and develop local talent. Theres an open door here to make it work for local skaters, he said. I think Ill bring in enough good skaters that the little kids can look up to. For Mr. Callaghan, the new venture is also a means to creating the perfect end to an illustrious career. He works sevenhour days. It is as close to retirement as he will ever come, he said. I feel like Im retired and its wonderful. From the 50-degree rink, it is just a matter of minutes for him to change outfits and hit one of the nearby golf courses. 15 MINUTES Richard Callaghan: Making Estero a world skating MeccaBY OSVALDO PADILLA ____________________Florida Weekly Correspondent OSVALDO PADILLA / FLORIDA WEEKLYRichard Callaghan
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 19-25, 2009 Bud Good? I rolled that through my mind and drew a blank. Seconds later, the telephone jangled, and when I lifted the receiver to my ear I was immediately assailed by a gravelly baritone that sounded like a badly out-ofwhack cement mixer. This is Bud Goode calling from Fort Myers. My sons name is Arthur Frederick Goode the third we call him Freddy and he murdered a little boy down in this area about six years ago. Sex crime. Freddys set to be executed on the second of March. That bastard (then-Gov. Bob) Graham just signed the death warrant. Listen, Freddys crazier than hell and dumber than a box of rocks, and theyre gonna execute him. The State of Floridas gonna execute a crazy moron. Its a disgrace, an absolute disgrace. I listened in stunned silence. You still there? Bud bellowed. Yeah, but Im wondering why you called me. I called you, Bud said slowly, as if lecturing a child, because I want you to write about this case and show what an injustice killing Freddy would be. Thats what the hell I want. How soon can you get on it? Let me do some checking, and Ill get back to you. Fine. Do your checking. But you better hurry; theyre gonna fry my boy in a month. If you wont do it, I gotta find somebody else. I undertook a quick investigation into the case of Freddy Goode. It didnt take long to put together the bare bones of the story. Freddy grew up near Baltimore, living with his mother, father and three sisters. In one of those inexplicable quirks, the sisters all turned out to be perfectly normal. Bud worked as a water and sewer inspector and as a milk delivery driver. Mildred Goode, Freddys mother, was a housewife. In 1975, Bud and Mildred retired to the Fort Myers area. Freddy, who was 27 years old in 1982, had been in constant trouble in Maryland. He couldnt keep his hands off of little boys. He was a chronic pedophile, a sexual predator. The last scrape with the law was serious, but Freddys lawyers worked a deal. In exchange for dismissal of multiple charges of child molestation, Freddy voluntarily admitted himself for treatment at a psychiatric hospital in Baltimore. Freddy quickly tired of treatment, however, walked out of the hospital and made his way to south to be with his parents. Bud insisted that arrangements were being made for Freddy to return to the hospital in Maryland, but that red tape slowed the process. Whatever the delay, it proved fatal to Jason Verdow. On March 5, 1976, Freddy lured Jason, a 9-year-old Cape Coral boy, from a school bus stop at the intersection of Patterson Street and Old Pondella Road. Freddy took Jason to nearby woods, where the child was raped and strangled. The body was discovered the next day. Not long after the murder, Bud and Mildred Goode, who later insisted they did not know Freddy had killed Jason, put their son on a Greyhound bound for Baltimore and told him to re-enter the hospital. Freddy skipped hospitalization once again and went on the prowl. He kidnapped a 10-year-old named Billy Arthes, a newspaper delivery boy, in suburban Baltimore. With Billy in tow, Freddy fled to Virginia, where he snatched 11-year-old Kenneth Dawson. As Billy Arthes watched in horror, Freddy raped and strangled the Dawson boy and hid the body in a wooded area. Freddy was captured and Billy Arthes was rescued in Virginia on March 24, 1976, nine days after Billy was taken from the streets. Freddy was tried for the Dawson murder, with Billy as the star witness. He received a life sentence; Virginia had no death penalty at the time. Freddy was brought back to Florida and tried in Fort Myers in 1977 for the Verdow murder. He was again convicted Billy Arthes testified in that case, also and the sentence this time was death. Unlike the Commonwealth of Virginia, the State of Florida was itching to exterminate Freddy Goode. Appeals dragged on, but it appeared, in February of 1982, that Freddy might be executed on March 2. As unsettling as the basic facts were, they were made worse by Freddys outrageous behavior. His trial in Fort Myers was a circus, with Freddy performing in the center ring. His professed goal was to kill at least one little boy in every state. He held a surreal press conference. He threatened to burn and mutilate jurors. He bragged about the killings. He sent graphic letters describing the sexual violation and brutalization of his victims to their families. After Billy Arthes testified, Freddy reached out as the boy passed the defense table. Freddy grabbed Billys hand and pressed into it a piece of candy. I love you, Billy, he said, looking soulfully into the bewildered childs eyes. Goodbye. Throughout the trial and later, Freddy insinuated that the boys he defiled, terrorized and even murdered had enjoyed their time in his company and that he loved him. He lobbied loudly for the legalization of pedophilia. He outspokenly called for his own execution and the execution of others on Death Row. He salaciously coveted the small sons of other inmates after catching glimpses of family photographs in their cells. Simply put, Freddy could not keep his damn mouth shut. He became known as the Most Hated Man on Death Row, which was no mean feat, considering that Ted Bundy was a neighbor. If Freddy had been placed in the general population at Florida State Prison, inmates and guards alike would have tripped over one another in the scramble to get their hands on him. That is where the case stood on the day Bud Goode telephoned me. Helluva story, I thought. Great column material. I called Bud and said I would pursue it. Those telephone conversations with Bud Goode were my portal into the world of Freddy Goode. In the intervening years, I have thought on more than one occasion that I should have heeded the advice of the copy clerk and passed on Buds call. But I didnt. And so here I sit, writing once again about a man who was a walking plague on defenseless young males. Appeals and stays kept Freddy out of the electric chair until 1984. When they finally threw the switch, nearly seven years after the conviction in Fort Myers, there wasnt a wet eye in the place, Ive been told. Twenty-five years have passed since the execution, and, despite efforts to erase Freddy from my memory, he remains with me. Not a constant presence, but a presence all the same. As I learned in the course of reporting this story, I am not alone.Part One: The LawyersJoe DAlessandro and Wilbur Smith worked opposite sides of the legal street in the Jason Verdow murder case. Mr. DAlessandro, the prosecutor, sought to have Freddy Goode executed. Mr. Smith, who handled Freddys post-conviction appeals, fought to save his clients life. At my invitation, the 70-year-old Mr. DAlessandro, who spent more than 35 years as a prosecutor in Lee County, sits in a booth at a local McDonalds, sipping coffee with an ice-water chaser, and recalls his impressions of Freddy Goode. Dressed in shorts, T-shirt and sports cap, Mr. DAlessandro could pass for a well-to-do snowbird whiling away an afternoon with idle chatter. But his relaxed appearance is at odds with the subject at hand. When I think of Freddy Goode, I think of evil, the ultimate personification of evil, Mr. DAlessandro says. You know, that case still bothers me, bothers me greatly, and its been what, 30 some odd years? Ive been in a lot of situations. I saw a lot of horrible things as state attorney. Terrible crimes, bad, bad people. Im no innocent. Ive seen more than my share. But Freddy Goode, well, he reached in and touched something deep inside me. Something I didnt even know existed in me until I came across him. It was like he reached in my gut and pushed a button. I didnt want to just prosecute him, I wanted to hurt him. I mean physically hurt him with my own two hands. If I had had many cases like Freddy Goode, I probably could not have continued as a prosecutor. It was way too emotional. Mr. DAlessandro debated attending Freddys execution before finally deciding to stay away. I talked myself out of going, he recalls. I wanted to go. I didnt go because in the back of my mind I knew that I wanted to see him die. I knew that his death would make me happy. That troubled me, being happy like that because somebody is dead. Part of my religion (Mr. DAlessandro is Catholic) is that Im not supposed to be happy when somebody dies, under any circumstances. Despite his conflicted feelings, Mr. DAlessandro remains certain that death was the appropriate punishment for Freddy Goode. What else could you do? he asks. If ever there was a case that called for the death penalty, it was this one. I have no qualms about that. Yet, the emotions it brought out in me still make me uneasy. And, yes, its fair to say that Freddy Goode remains stuck in my head. Anyone who met him, who spent any time with him, felt the same way. He was that sort of guy. Wilbur Smith took heat for his representation of the notorious murderer/child molester. Even close friends were appalled and openly wondered how he could work to spare Freddy from the electric chair. Kevin Pierce, who covered Freddys trial in 1977 as a wide-eyed 19-year-old reporter for a local radio station, says passions ran extraordinarily high, and the reaction of Mr. Smiths friends was indicative of the atmosphere surrounding the case. You have to realize that in 1977, Fort Myers was still a small town, Mr. Pierce says. Something this monstrous simply didnt happen in this area. Thats what people thought at the time. It wasnt a crime of passion or an argument gone wrong. This was something altogether different, and it shocked this community. Mr. Smith, 64 years old and a former Fort Myers mayor, says he was approached by Bud and Mildred Goode to represent their son at trial. Freddy dismissed him, however, because Mr. Smith wanted to keep his client off Death Row. Freddy wished to be executed, he told Mr. Smith. Later, Mr. Smith was retained by the parents to appeal the death sentence. Among Mr. Smiths arguments was one that Freddy should be studied, not executed. Perhaps, Mr. Smith said, the medical and scientific community could learn from Freddys pathology and prevent similar tragedies down the road. The appellate courts, however, were having none of that. If anybody is insane, this guy was insane, Mr. Smith says now. We shouldnt execute the insane. I believe that. But Freddy didnt meet the criteria the law sets for insanity. He wasnt paranoid, he wasnt schizophrenic, so he slipped through the cracks of what is defensible insanity. I made the argument that the governor should grant clemency in the case. Not to set him free; no one wanted that. I wanted (Freddy) to be studied. That guy was a walking laboratory. I believe we could have learned a lot from him. He was coherent, and he was more than willing to talk about his innermost thoughts. We could have benefitted by making him a laboratory experiment. Duane Dobbert is professor of criminal forensic studies at Florida Gulf Coast University and a nationally recognized expert who has written extensively about sexual predators and serial killers. Dr. Dobbert was unfamiliar with the Freddy Goode case (it predated his move to Florida), but he agreed to read some material relating to it. It is his opinion that Freddy Goode would have been an ideal subject for research. I would have loved the opportunity to interview him, Dr. Dobbert says. (Researchers) are capable of manipulating these people to get truthful responses. (Freddy) could have been a gold mine of information. He was the classic sexual sadist, and from what Ive read, one of the worst. In that respect, he was something special. Like Mr. DAlessandro, Freddy has taken residence in Mr. Smiths psyche. As proof, Mr. Smith reaches into a desk drawer at his law office in downtown Fort Myers. He produces a tattered piece of yellow, legalsized paper. It is a letter dated -17-79, and it was written in an odd mixture of cursive and childlike block letters by Freddy Goode. It is addressed to the parents of Kenneth Dawson, the boy Freddy killed in Virginia. Freddy gave it to me and asked me to mail it to the Dawsons, but I could not do that, Mr. Smith recounts. In it he apologizes for killing their son, but he does it in such a way that it is hurtful. I could not send it to those people. And yet, for some reason, I could not bring myself to throw it away. Its been in my desk for all these years. Ive never saved anything like that connected with a case, before or since. He was one of the NICEST boys I ever saw, Freddy wrote about the boy he raped and murdered. At another point, Freddy told the childs parents, I will arrange to have some FLOWERS sent to you. I read the letter and handed it back to Mr. Smith. Quintessential Freddy Goode, I say. Mr. Smith shakes his head, refolds the letter and returns it to the desk drawer. Yes, he says, quintessential Freddy Goode indeed.Part Two: Bud and Mildred GoodeMildred Goode, Freddys mother, greeted me at the front door of their home. It was a gray, drizzly day in February 1982, and it looked as if a pewter lid had been clamped over the whole of Southwest Florida. Buds in the kitchen, mixing a drink, she said. Mrs. Goode wore batwing glasses, and her head was GOODEFrom page 1BUD AND MILDRED GOODE DALESSANDRO SMITH DOBBERT
WEEK OF NOVEMBER 19-25, 2009 NEWS A9 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.comcrowned with what looked to be an inexpensive, silver wig that tilted slightly starboard. The home was modest but well kept, and Bud was found, as promised, in the kitchen preparing a cocktail from a half-gallon bottle of Jim Beam. He poured with a heavy, heavy hand. You want a drink? he asked. I declined, and he didnt press the point. He topped a tall glass of bourbon and ice with a faint splash of ginger ale and told me to follow him to the back porch, where Mildred awaited and nearby palms stirred in the damp breeze. Bud eased into his favorite chair, took a long pull of his drink and let out with a satisfied aahhh. Nothin better than the first sip of the first drink of the day, he observed as he abandoned his libation long enough to light an L&M cigarette. Some folks might think this is too early in the day to be drinking (it was a few minutes past 2 p.m.), but this old doc told me years ago that if youre not an alcoholic by the time you reach 40, youre never going to become one. Hell, Im 67, so I guess Im in the clear on that one. Bud raised his glass again, looked me square in the eyes and said, OK, what do you want to know? For the next three hours or so, Bud and Mildred Goode talked about Freddy. About how the pregnancy that produced Freddy had been a surprise (Mrs. Goode was 39 at the time and going through early menopause). She didnt carry him full term, and he was a small baby who required an incubator. They talked about how he was strange, even as a child. About how his adolescent years had been a nightmare, filled with unexpected visits from police officers and angry parents who appeared at the Goodes front door, demanding to know why Freddy acted the way he did around their young sons. Psychiatric help proved futile. So, driven to exasperation, the Goodes, especially Bud, resorted to bizarre stratagems designed to alter Freddys behavior during the years they lived in Maryland. Bud attempted to get Freddy addicted to alcohol, figuring that if his son remained stupefied he would be incapable of bothering little boys. Turned out that Freddy hated strong drink; he preferred ice cream. Bud arranged a sexual liaison between Freddy and a mentally challenged teenaged girl in the neighborhood. Freddy still preferred little boys. And then they beat Freddy (It was like whippin a damned dog He could never figure out why I was doin it, Mildred told me), but that produced no change in his behavior. Most troubling to me, though, was the Goodes conduct following Jason Verdows murder. They denied even suspecting that Freddy was involved. But I learned that on the evening of March 6, 1976, shortly after the late news ran a long piece on the discovery of Jasons body, a neighbor heard Bud screaming at his son. Did you kill that boy? Shortly thereafter, Freddy was put on a bus to Baltimore. That decision directly led to the kidnapping of Billy Arthes and the kidnapping and the murder of Kenneth Dawson. Bud told me he couldnt recall screaming at his son, and he became increasingly agitated as the interview progressed from that point. He was a disturbing man, still lean, leathery and muscular at 67. Bud wore large, thick glasses, and his hangdog features were as lined and creased as a trail bosss saddle. Throughout the interview, he fairly hummed with nervous energy and was variously cooperative and combative. As the drinks added up, the abrasive side sharpened. When I finally called an end to the interview, Bud said, When the hell are you going to talk to Freddy? Two days from now, I said. Bud remained on the back porch, finishing his fourth or fifth liver-wilting bourbon and ginger, while Mildred showed me out. When you see Freddy, will you tell him I love him? she said at the door. I told her I would, but I never did.Part Three: Jasons familyI attempted to interview Jason Verdows parents in 1982. I never reached them, but I somehow got in touch with Lance Verdow, Jasons older brother. I cannot now recall how that came to pass. Lance, who was 23 at that time, told me that his parents did not wish to comment. My parents have had people after em to talk for six years, he explained. Life goes on, but we just dont like to be reminded of it all the time. This time around, however, Jasons mother did speak to me, although she remains wary of the media. Im very cautious, she says. I dont talk about how (Jason) was killed or any of those details, because I dont know them, and I dont want to know them. She is 69 years old, and her name now is Helen Hubbard. She and Jasons father, Walter, were divorced at the time of the murder, and she has remarried. She says Lance was correct; she couldnt speak about the crime in 1982. She says she did not come to grips with the tragedy until 1990 14 years after it occurred. What brought about the change? What actually happened is that after all that time I finally gave it over to God, she says. I never stopped going to church, really, after it happened. But I just couldnt get past it until God took it over. In 1990, Mrs. Hubbard put her newly found strength to work and founded the Southwest Florida chapter of Parents of Murdered Children, which helps affected mothers and fathers work through the grief and anger that inevitably accompanies such a crime. (Founding the group) was as much therapy for me as for anybody who came to the meetings, she says. Every week we would go around the circle and each person would tell their story. It helps. It really does. For 15, maybe 20 years, I dont know, I could not say the words sexually assaulted and strangled. That was how my child died, but I just couldnt say it. If someone who didnt know the details asked, I would just say that my child had died and leave it at that. Of her sons murderer, she says: I never forgave Arthur Goode for what he did. Am I supposed to forgive him? I never blamed his parents in any way. I dont dwell on it. When I gave it up to God, I gave it up. I feel as if I remain a work in progress. But, you know, people will say things, and they mean well, but I have to step back and take a breath, knowing that they dont mean to be hurtful. What sort of comment arouses those feelings? I ask. The worst is when people say that its Gods will, she replies quickly. It was not Gods will. Lance Verdow is 51 years old and lives in Tennessee. He does not recall our conversation of 27 years earlier, but he is willing to talk nonetheless. He says he is glad Freddy Goode was executed, but, in the end, his death did little to ease the Verdow familys pain. I mean, Jasons still gone, isnt he? Killing (Freddy) didnt bring Jason back, he says. I dont know if the taking of one life justifies the taking of another life, but I am 100 percent in favor of capital punishment. But if they had really wanted to punish him, they should have given him life and put him in with all the other inmates. That would have been real punishment. A Cape Coral park was named in Jasons honor, and while Lance says he appreciates that gesture, even well-intentioned reminders are just that reminders of a horrible occurrence. For a while, you just couldnt get away from it, Lance says. That was tough. The Verdows moved to Southwest Florida from Upstate New York in 1969, when Jason was 3 years old. For a time, Walter and Helen managed a travel-trailer park, and she says the parks residents loved the little boy. They knew he was special, she says. What was Jason like? Mrs. Hubbard lets out a hearty laugh at that question. The laugh is neither bitter nor sad. It is a laugh filled with love. A mothers love. He was the perfect child, she says. I know youre thinking this is what all mothers believe. But in Jasons case it was true. He was very outgoing, energetic and intelligent. He loved baseball. He was sweet. He was an angel, an absolute angel. And he was put here for a reason. I believe that. He was here for a reason. He touched a lot of people in just 9 years. Does she have any idea what that reason was? There is no laughter, just a long pause. Finally, Mrs. Hubbard says: I dont really know. But I know there was a reason. Maybe it was to make me the person I am today. But I cant say for sure. There definitely was a reason, and I still miss him.Part Four: A Visit to Death RowThe guard at Florida State Prison who escorted me to my appointment with Freddy Goode was a tubby, pear-shaped young man with a thick cap of tightly curled red hair. He said nothing as we made our way through a succession of steel doors on our way to the interview room. The interview room was surrounded by windows, and I could see Freddy, sitting in a straight-backed chair. His dark hair was combed into Prince Valiant bangs, and even at a distance, his prison pallor was remarkable. A profusion of acne craters gave his face the look of a lunar landscape, and he had black eyes that were set deep in his head. Although Freddy was alone, his eyes darted from side to side, as if he anticipated an attack from an enemy hidden somewhere within the room. He was a man of medium height, slim but soft, his physique seemingly devoid of muscle tone and definition. My escort unlocked the interview room and stepped aside. Just a suggestion, he said. Be careful with this son of a bitch. Careful? Yeah, dont let him get to you. Get to me? Arthur Frederick Goode was convicted of sexually molesting and murdering two young boys, one here in Southwest Florida. He was executed in Florida 25 years ago.CONTINUED ON A10
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 19-25, 2009 You know, mess with your mind. Hes good at that. Tune him out, if it gets too heavy. It was the best piece of advice that I never took. The heavy door slammed shut, and Freddy arose from his chair. I extended my right hand and Freddy recoiled, as if he feared I might strike him. When he realized that I intended nothing more than a courtesy handshake, he offered his right hand, which was joined to his left by metal cuffs. It was then I remembered that Freddy used his hands to kill, and I felt the first rush of queasiness. Many more such rushes were to follow. We were barely in our chairs when Freddy asked me, How old do you think I look? I knew he was 27, but I gave an honest answer. Id say 20, maybe 21. That displeased Freddy, and he stuck out his lower lip in a pout. Most people think I look about 18 or even 17. They cant believe how old I really am. You see, Im very immature. Im just like a little kid myself. For about an hour, Freddy rambled. He extolled the delight of having sex with young boys, wondered why society chose to persecute him because of his sexual preferences and declared that he still enjoyed watching kiddie shows on the small, flickering black-and-white television set that was stationed across from his isolated prison cell. I have remorse now for the kids I murdered, he said in a manner that suggested rehearsal. I know youve heard about all the bad letters I wrote the families, but I wouldnt do that now; Im sorry for it I just wish I could bring those kids back. But I guess people dont believe me. I asked Freddy how his remorse affected him. Sleepless nights? Loss of appetite? Crying spells? Huh? he responded. I dont know what youre talking about. But Freddy proved quite loquacious when asked about his violent sexual fantasies. Sex with a little boy is such a beautiful thing, he said. There are ways to do anything, and there ought to be a way to do (pedophilia). I love it. Freddy said if the state would release him and give him a child to care for, all would be right. Maybe they could give me an orphan, he said. Id take real good care of him. You know, a lot of people think Im one of the most politest people ever was. After more than an hour of this psychotic claptrap, I signaled to for a guard. The same young man who led me in, led me out. Howd it go? he asked. How do you think it went? I can only guess, but Ive got a pretty good idea. Ill bet you do, I said. He chuckled as we approached the final exit. Sweet dreams were his parting words. I took a deep breath as I stepped into the fresh air outside the prison. At that moment, I wanted nothing more than a stiff drink, such as the one Bud Goode had offered two days earlier. It was a long drive back to St. Petersburg.Part Five: Billy ArthesThe most incredible thing about this whole case may be that boy who Freddy Goode kidnapped up in Maryland but somehow lived to tell about it, says Joe DAlessandro, the former prosecutor. And the way he testified at the trial here. I dont know how he did it. He was an amazing kid. That amazing kid is Billy Arthes. He is 44 years old now and lives near Baltimore with his wife and three children. He is registered nurse and works at Johns Hopkins. His life is good. But for years, his life was hell, and Freddy Goode was the cause. Let me say upfront that I am leery of the media, Mr. Arthes says over the telephone from his home in Maryland. The media takes thing out of context and twists them. Ive seen this personally. In my view, the media always glorified Arthur Goode, and I can understand why. He was a very interesting figure, a parents nightmare. But thats all he was a nightmare. Northing more. Mr. Arthes continues: Ive been approached for interviews, and people have talked to me about doing books or a movie. No, thats what I say. This is a sensitive subject, very painful. Arthur Goode left a path of destruction that was absolutely devastating to many people. Despite his misgivings, Mr. Arthes consents to an interview, which lasts more than 90 minutes. Throughout the conversation he is articulate, cooperative and cordial. Mr. Arthes was a 10-year-old paperboy when Freddy Goode abducted him on March 15, 1976, two blocks from his home in suburban Baltimore. Like many survivors of traumatic events, Mr. Arthes says numerous details of the nine-day abduction are lost to him. He cannot, for example, remember the day of the week or the time of the day the abduction took place. His mind has simply erased much of the ordeal, which must be something of a blessing. Mr. Arthes didnt need to work as a child. His father, Frederico, was a research physician, and the doctor believed in the value of work at an early age. Mr. Arthes says he used the proceeds from his newspaper route to buy tickets to home games of the Baltimore Orioles. Mr. Arthes was with Freddy Goode when Kenneth Dawson was kidnapped in Virginia. Freddy forced his young captive to witness the Dawson boys murder. I was no more than an arms length away when he killed him, Mr. Arthes recounts. I cannot begin to describe the horror and fear that I felt. Mr. Arthes says he has no idea why he survived his ordeal and Kenneth Dawson and Jason Verdow did not. I just did what I could do to stay alive, he says. Ive had enormous guilt over the fact that I lived and they did not. Occasionally, Arthur Goode would choke me with his hands until I passed out. When I came to, hed tell me that was just a reminder that he could easily kill me at any time. I was petrified. John Waters, the preening Baltimore filmmaker of Hairspray fame, became intrigued by Freddy Goode and interviewed the killer not long before his execution. In an article that appeared in a Baltimore publication, Mr. Waters suggested, without interviewing Mr. Arthes, that the young boy might have had Stockholm Syndrome, which occurs when captives bond with their captors. That is crap, Mr. Arthes says. I never bonded with Arthur Goode, and I never liked Arthur Goode in any shape or fashion. I hated him then, and I still do. I was terrified the entire time. Dr. Dobbert, the expert in criminal behavior, says that because Mr. Arthes was only 10 years old at the time of the abduction, the chances of Stockholm Syndrome being in play are extremely remote. I think what (Mr. Arthes) is saying is undoubtedly true, Dr. Dobbert goes on. He was a child held by a sexual sadist and killer. He must have terrified beyond what we can comprehend. That has nothing to do with Stockholm Syndrome. That is fear. No one knows how much longer Billy Arthes would have lived if Freddy Goode had not been captured in Virginia. Freddy and young Billy had done yard work for a woman, who asked them back to clean her basement the next day. That night, she saw photographs of Freddy and Billy Arthes on the news. She contacted authorities, and Baltimore County detectives and Virginia state police were waiting at her home when the Freddy and Billy arrived on March 24, 1976. Mr. Arthes recalls that when he realized that he was finally safe, he dissolved into uncontrolled sobbing. It took minutes, he says, to pull himself together and inform his rescuers that another boy had been killed and that he could lead them to the body. Mr. Arthes says a Baltimore detective, upon learning of the Dawson murder, knocked Freddys legs out from under him, and kicked him several times in the face. After hours of questioning, Baltimore detectives announced that they were taking Billy home to be reunited with his parents. Virginia officials said he could not leave the state, that he was to remain in their custody for further questioning. Mr. Arthes recalls: Those Baltimore County police officers drew their weapons and said, No, hes not staying here; were taking him home now. And thats what they did. Mr. Arthes testified twice against Freddy, in Virginia and in Fort Myers. While holding Billy hostage, Freddy had confessed to killing Jason Verdow. Mr. Arthes recollection of his testimony in Fort Myers is limited, although he does remember squeezing a lump of Silly Putty while on the witness stand. It helped to ease the tension, he says. The trauma of his kidnapping exacerbated problems within the family, Mr. Arthes says. His father dissolved into alcoholism and also took the unusual step of leaving his work in Baltimore to join the Air Force. The family was stationed in Germany, and Mr. Arthes says his parents hoped getting out of Baltimore would soothe things. It did not, and they eventually returned. For years, Mr. Arthes was plagued by problems of his own heavy drinking and other destructive behaviors. Eventually, though, he emerged from the darkness. At the age of 38, he earned his nursing degree. At one point several years back, Mr. Arthes decided to drive to Virginia to visit Kenneth Dawsons grave. His daughter, a teenager who knows of his ordeal, joined him. Things were so unclear in my mind that I didnt know the date (Kenneth Dawson) had been murdered, he says. I knew it was sometime in March of 1976, but that was all. Standing at the grave, Mr. Arthes says his daughter tugged at his sleeve. Look, Dad, she said. Look at the day he died. Mr. Arthes looked. The date on the headstone was March 20. It was then that Mr. Arthes recognized the significance. Seventeen years later, to the day exactly, on March 20, my twin boys were born, he says. What I went through no longer defines me as a person, Mr. Arthes continues. It did at one time, but not now. Sure its still there. Just before you called, I was going through some things, and I found some old papers about it. I cried. It doesnt go away, but it doesnt define me as a person. Im beyond that. Still, he goes on, Ill always wonder why I survived and those other boys did not.EpilogueThe two columns I wrote for the St. Petersburg Times about Freddy Goode created a minor stir. Readers were appalled by the facts, and most of them projected their own prejudices into the story. Some callers and letter writers branded me a bleeding-heart who portrayed Freddy in the best possible light in order to generate sympathy and keep him out of the electric chair. Those on the other side said I made Freddy out to be such a savage that death was the only just ending to the case. They said I gave short shrift to his mental defects. Everyone had an opinion. Bud Goodes opinion was not long in coming. A day after the last column appeared, he called and reached me at the Times. Without introduction or preface he said: Well, I hope youre satisfied. I suppose the only thing that would make you happy now is if you could go up there and throw the goddamn switch yourself. He hung up abruptly, never giving me a chance to reply, even if I had had one, which I didnt. I never heard from him again. Freddy Goode remained an object of morbid curiosity long after his death. In 1995, the Weekly World News, now defunct but once the most outrageous supermarket tabloid of them all, profiled Bud and Mildred Goode. The headline read: Our son is a child killer! The story described Freddy as a creepy killer and a sicko psycho. Bud died years ago, and presumably Mildred has too. I could find no trace of her. If alive, she would be in her 90s, and her health was fragile, even as far back as 1982, when she told me suffered acute attacks of angina. Several years back, an intermediary facilitated an exchange of e-mails between Mrs. Goode and Mr. Arthes. She apologized, said she was not well and was ready to meet Jesus, Mr. Arthes recalls. I told her she didnt need to apologize, because it wasnt her fault. Whether the Goodes ultimately found peace is unknown. I suspect not. And that begs this question: Did anyone who knew Freddy emerge unscathed? Surely, the lives of Helen Hubbard and Billy Arthes are remarkable testaments to the resilience of the human spirit, although they paid an incalculable price in the process. It is doubtful that Joe DAlessandro and Wilbur Smith lose sleep over Freddy Goode after all these years, but Id wager there are times he rushes into their minds eye, unbidden and unwelcomed. Dr. Duane Dobbert even suggested during an interview that this article was a means for me to purge Freddy Goode. Cathartic was the word he used. I had not thought of that exactly, but it makes sense, I suppose, and I certainly value his opinion and respect his judgment. But Freddy never did great harm to me as he did to his victims. He is more like an aching tooth that comes and goes at odd times in my life. Annoying, but not life-threatening. Awhile back, I finished one of my periodic readings of Fitzgeralds The Great Gatsby, which has long had my vote as the Great American Novel. About midway through the writing of this piece, an inner voice told me to go back and consult the book, that something important could be found between its covers. That may sound strange, but it made sense to me, for when you strip Gatsby of all its English 101 folderol, it boils down to obsession and loss. And obsession and loss are at the core of this story. As I thumbed through my well-worn copy, I went, almost reflexively, to the final page and the books last line. There it was. That final sentence reads: So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past. In the sad, strange case of Freddy Goode, I believe that many of us are decades later borne back ceaselessly into the past. This need not be. Helen Hubbard and Billy Arthes, for all their woe, are proof of that. CONTINUED FROM A9
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 NEWS NOVEMBER 19-25, 2009 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 Two months have passed since the Education Foundation of Collier County awarded more than 120 classroom grants to Collier County public school teachers. Today, we are following up on the progress of one of those grants an organic garden in Immokalee.Jane Ruprechts grant for $960 is one of several sponsored by the Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union. A Collier County teacher for more than 16 years and a Golden Apple teacher in 2007, Dr. Jane teaches middle school students at the Alternative School in Immokalee. An educator for more than 34 years, she commutes daily from Naples and also make a weekly trek to Florida International University where she is an adjunct professor in the graduate program for mental health counseling. In addition to engaging her Immokalee students, Dr. Janes Connect With A Classroom project also involves collaboration with representatives of several local organizations, including the 4-H Youth Development Agency (a part of the University of Florida), the chef at Immokalee Technical Center and some local merchants. On this sunny mid-November morning, much progress is already evident in Dr. Janes garden. An entire bed of yellow squash with vines is spreading, ready to be harvested. Tomatoes and peppers are about 2 feet high and should be ripe in another week. Lettuce has been cut once, and you can see it sprouting again. Butterfly plants are blooming and spreading in the back half of the garden area. They look beautiful, and Dr. Jane and her students have identified four different varieties of butterflies there over the last two months.Anxiously hoping for no freezes this winter, Dr. Jane and her students plan to harvest enough produce to sell to an Immokalee restaurant.This is the third year Dr. Jane has conducted this extraordinary learning experience. It is my hope that through this project we continue to challenge these children with what Harvards Dr. Howard Gardner called multiple intelligences by doing, reacting, observing, but most of all by learning through accomplishing. She can already point to some measurable accomplishments among her group of about 42 (nearly half of this special-needs student body). The student gardeners are demonstrating higher self-esteem and confidence along with other positive behavioral changes, she says, and their parents are getting involved as the students want to continue their new gardening skills at home. In addition, some of the skills learned in the garden have been transferred to the classroom.So far, Dr. Janes multifaceted project has included purchasing, construction and maintenance, planting, fertilizing, weeding, composting and finally, class discussions and testing. It is a cycle that will be repeated several times during the nine-month school term. When prodded, Dr. Jane admits there are still a few things that would greatly enrich this unique project. Her wish list includes a few more garden tools, additional gloves, some lumber, a 35mm film camera to better record the progress, and perhaps an outdoor planting bench. And of course, volunteer gardeners are always welcome. Anyone interested should contact Dr. Jane at 377-1130. Additional information about this project, other Connect With A Classroom grants funded or those still needing sponsorship is available at www.ConnectWithAClassroom.org. Rainer Olbrich is a volunteer with The Education Foundation of Collier County. Founded in 1990, the foundation is an independent not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose purpose is to engage our community and schools. To make a contribution or get involved, call 643-4755 or visit www.EducationForCollier.org. Immokalee students garden project has roots in Education FoundationBY RAINER OLBRICH ____________________Special to Florida Weekly COURTESY PHOTOSThe early days of Dr. Janes garden at The Alternative School Students do the harvesting 239-261-7157 www.WynnsOnline.com 141 Ninth Street North NaplesFor over 70 years offering Wholeseome fresh products to our customers. Wynns is now carrying a large selection of Natural, Organic, and Gluten-Free products. Good thru 11\26\09 Limit one box per customer Limit 1 per customer. Good thru 11\26\09Must present coupon at time of purchase.Free with a $15.00 Grocery order Free with a $15.00 Grocery order1 lb. Bella Famiglia Pasta Assorted CutsLefas Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1ST. Cold Pressing 250 ml. 8.4 oz
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 19-25, 2009 NEWS A13 The Education Foundation of Collier County presented its 2009 Glass Slipper Award to Allyson Loos in recognition of her dedication and service to Collier County children. Ms. Loos had a dream of creating a place where children and families could participate in quality educational experiences. She made this dream a reality for Collier County by founding the Childrens Museum of Naples in 2002. While the museum, which is known as CMon, is under construction, Ms. Loos lives the dream as a volunteer in its various educational outreach programs throughout the community. The Glass Slipper Award announcement was made as part of an evening celebrating the sponsors of the Education Foundations upcoming If The Shoe Fits fundraiser. Also on hand that evening was Amanda Jaron, a Naples jewelry designer who worked with students in the foundations Take Stock in Children scholarship and mentoring program to create holiday ornaments that will be sold at If The Shoe Fits. The ornaments are also available online at www.educationforcollier.org.The seventh annual If The Shoe Fits takes place the evening of Wednesday, Dec. 2, at Saks Fifth Avenue at Waterside Shops, complete with shoes, shopping, auctions, tasty treats compliments of McCormick & Schmicks and the signature Shoetini provided by Pinnacle Vodka. Proceeds from If The Shoe Fits benefit the foundations Take Stock in Children program. Tickets for $75 each are available by calling 643-4755. 2009 recipient is a perfect fit for the Glass SlipperSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY DAWN DINARDO / COURTESY PHOTOPrevious Glass Slipper recipients with this years honoree, left to right: Debra Wallace, Monica Baker, Rachel Gutman, Allyson Loos, Emily Bua, Mary Lynn Hill and Linda Morton. contemporary transitional traditional tropical patio shags your area rug purchase when you bring us this ad!valid for area rugs only, cannot be applied to prior purchases or combined with any other offers or specials. Coupon expires 11-17-09 6401 Airport Road North Naples, FL 34109 www.hadinger.com Bring in your fabric swatch, paint chip or throw pillow and let one of our design professionals help you pick the perfect rug! 566-7100M-F: 9:00am 5:30pm Sat: 9:00am 5:00pm With Over 5000 Rugs in-stock We Are Southwest Floridas Largest Area Rug Dealer!Family Owned & Operated
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY NOVEMBER 19-25, 2009 NEWS A15 PACE Center for Girls, Collier at Immokalee, has started a series of monthly Trail Blazer seminars in which local professional men and women share inspirational stories with PACE students. Vacharee Howard, executive director, says the center wants to expose the students to as many positive role models as possible. Collier County Judge Janeice Martin launched the series, telling her audience about her schooling, her love of the legal field and how she started volunteering at law firms as soon as she received her license just so she could be around what she loved to do. When asked if it was hard to be a woman judge, Ms. Martin replied: Twenty years ago, it would have been hard. Many amazing women have blazed the trail for me. Lavigne Anne Kirkpatrick, a registered nurse and the marketing manager at Avow Hospice, will be the next Trail Blazer guest speaker. PACE Center for Girls is a prevention and academic program that provides an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy. Anyone interested in becoming a Trail Blazer speaker should call 377-9860, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.pacecenter.org/collier. Trail Blazers address PACE girls fresh furniture joyful fabricsBring your Designer or Come as you are312 Clematis Street West Palm Beach (561) 366.0033 mainecottage.com MARTIN All Reasonable Offers Considered! Vanities from $399 Patio Sets from $275some exclusions may apply
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA16 NEWS NOVEMBER 19-25, 2009 The East Naples Fire Department is accepting new, unwrapped gifts to help make happy holidays for needy children in Collier County. Donations to the annual Toy Drive Command can be dropped off at any fire station in East Naples, Golden Gate or Marco Island. Cash and checks are also welcome and much appreciated.Qualified families must sign up to receive gifts from the Toy Drive Command. Signup takes place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at Eagle Creek Plaza, at 12628 E. Tamiami Trial. Parents must bring a birth certificate for each child and a photo ID of themselves. Toy Drive Command volunteers will escort and assist parents with gift selections from 5-8 p.m. Dec. 16, 17 and 18 at the Eagle Creek location.Monetary donations can be dropped off at any toy drive site or mailed to East Naples Fire Prevention Bureau, 5001 E. Tamiami Trail, Naples, 34113. For more information, call 774-2800 or 774-7111. East Naples Fire Department annual toy drive is under way For Reservations Call 239-403-3020Daily Flights from Naples Municipal AirportIN 41 MINUTES $135 ppONE WAY TOWN HALLDISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIES Why Israel Matters Wednesday, January 13, 6:00 pm Ehud Olmert, Former Israeli Prime Minister (2006-2009)The Special Moderated EventTuesday, February 16, 6:00 pm George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United StatesJeb Bush, 43rd Governor of the State of FloridaJim Angle, Fox News ModeratorThe Hidden MetSunday, February 28, 6:00 pm The Story Behind the Metropolitans Exhibitions & AcquisitionsPhilippe de Montebello, Director Emeritus, Metropolitan Museum of ArtInsight on Modern Life & CultureFriday, March 26, 6:00 pm Malcolm Gladwell, Modern Social Reformer & Author, OutliersAdam Gopnik, Author and Essayist for The New Yorker Your tax-deductible subscription helps broaden and enrich the lives of children throughout Southwest Florida. We encourage participation in public service and civic activities by promoting understanding of the mechanisms of state, local and the U.S. government. Series of Four Lectures: $550.00*1 Ticket, 4 lectures. Reserved seating. Lecture/Dinner: $1,275.00**1 Ticket, 4 lectures, cocktail reception, dinner, 45-min. Q&A.Reserved seating. Benefactors: $4,500.00**2 Tickets, 4 lectures, priority reserved seating, cocktail reception, dinner, 45 min. Q&A. Invitation to dine with a guest speaker. Access to private pre-event receptions.Business Benefactors: $5,500.00**2 Tickets, 4 lectures, priority reserved seating, cocktail reception, dinner, 45 min. Q&A. Access to private pre-event receptions. Quarter page ad in all programs. *Price includes 6% FL sales tax. **Less dinner and cocktail value received. Ehud Olmert Philippe de MontebelloMalcolm Gladwell Adam Gopnik George W. BushJeb BushAT THE NAPLES GRANDE BEACH RESORTCall 239.596.6524or log onto our website for support or subscription information www.NaplesDistinguishedSpeakers.orgPhoto credit: Wild Bill Meton ImagesJim Angle HOW YOUR SUPPORT HELPSBy purchasing this 2009 signature holiday ornament for $20, you help ful ll the mission of The Education Foundation of Collier County engaging our community and schools in pursuit of a quality education for every child by supporting the Take Stock in Children mentoring and scholarship program.ABOUT THE ORNAMENTSeveral years ago, Amanda Jaron of A. Jaron Fine Jewelry, came to the Foundation wanting to get involved. With her extraordinary talent and creativity, a wonderful partnership began. This year Amandas efforts are directed specically at the Take Stock program. Under her direction, Take Stock students helped assemble the ornaments as part of their Community Service Workshop. INTRODUCINGTHE 2009 TAKE STOCK IN CHILDREN HOLIDAY ORNAMENT ph 239.643.4755 web EducationForCollier.org 3606 Enterprise Ave. Suite 150, Naples, FL 34104 THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTING SPONSORS: CALL THE EDUCATION FOUNDATION TODAY TO PURCHASE YOUR HOLIDAY ORNAMENT!
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 WEEK OF NOVEMBER 19-25, 2009 Collier County Domestic Animal Services holds its Howl-A-Day Jubilee Pet Festival from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at Veterans Community Park. The fun raises funds for the DAS shelter trust fund to pay for specialized or emergency medical needs of shelter pets in order to qualify them for adoption. More than 7,000 pets are homeless in Collier County every year. Howl-A-Day Jubilee activities include a pet costume contest, a canine agility fun course and games, psychic readings and holiday shopping. The schedule of events is: Noon DAS Adoption Walk (repeats at the top of each hour) 1:20 p.m. Pet costume competition (any type of pet welcome) 2-3 p.m. Pet and owner games with the chance to win a subscription to a national pet magazine 2:20 p.m. Pet psychic reading (on stage) 3:20 p.m. Best of Everything competition: Biggest, Smallest, Best Kisser and Hugger and more 4 p.m. Raffle winners announced Vendors will sell pet goods and services as well as general items for human companions. For more information, visit www.collierpets.com. Pets rule at Howl-A-Day jubilee 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 Im playing soccer now. To make a donation, please call 239-985-3550 or visit www.LeeMemorial.org/Foundation Bryce, a longtime patient of e Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, is 11 years old and has su ered with Cystic Fibrosis his entire life. Now thanks to the care hes received, Bryce is getting stronger each day. For the rst time, hes able to play on a soccer team something hes always wanted to do.Bryces life is changing and we honor him for his amazing courage and spirit.As the only Childrens Hospital between Tampa and Miami, e Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida treats and heals infants and children from Lee, Collier, Hendry, Charlotte and Glades counties. Please help us save a childs life, or return joy to one. Make a gift. Make an impact.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY NOVEMBER 19-25, 2009 NEWS A19 Mutts make up the largest percentage of dogs euthanized in shelters each year. In recognition of National Mutt Day coming up Wednesday, Dec. 2, the Collier Spay Neuter Clinic is offering $5 off its already discounted spay/neuter fees for mixed-breed dogs. Neutering will be $60; spaying will be $70. Dogs without proof of a current rabies vaccination will be vaccinated at an additional cost of $15 per animal. Other services will be available for animals with scheduled sterilization appointments. CSNC is Southwest Floridas first high-volume, affordable spay and neuter clinic. Services are available to all residents of Southwest Florida. Since opening in August, the clinic has sterilized more than 1,000 animals. Our vision is a community where no companion animal is killed simply for being homeless, Executive Director Pallas Diaz says. She urges those interested in taking advantage of the National Mutt Day spay/ neutering discount to call for an appointment as soon as possible, as spaces will fill up quickly. The clinic is at 2544 Northbrooke Plaza Drive, at the intersection of Immokalee Road and Interstate 75. Call 514-7647 or e-mail jdaniel@ collierspayneuter.org. Mutts get break on spay/neuter services Private Yacht Charters on the 60 Great Lady 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
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Ever wonder if you are getting the most benefit from your current workout program? Here are some important guidelines: Putting quantity over quality. When it comes to getting the most out of your workouts, more is not necessarily better. A key factor in obtaining results from a strength training workout is to choose a weight that fatigues the muscles being worked by the time you reach the end of the set. The higher the number of repetitions, the greater the muscular endurance, while the lower the reps, the more strength is gained. Endurance versus strength: In essence, your muscles are made up of different types of fibers, including what are referred to as fast twitch and slow twitch. Fast twitch fibers (needed for muscular strength) are capable of exerting a great amount of force, but because they lack endurance, fatigue extremely quickly. An extreme example of someone recruiting fast twitch muscle fibers would be a competitive powerlifter who lifts a weight so heavy that only one repetition can be performed. Slow twitch fibers (needed for muscular endurance), on the other hand, are incapable of exerting great force, but they can sustain repeated contractions over a long period of time without fatigue. An extreme example of someone recruiting slow twitch muscle fibers would be a long distance runner, or someone who lifts a weight so light that a very high number of repetitions can be performed. So how does this translate for the average gym goer who would like to maintain or improve both muscular strength and muscular endurance but whose goals are not extreme? Simply put, when deciding how many reps or sets to do or how much weight to lift during your workouts, it is smart to change all of these variables from time to time. Some guidelines: First and foremost, be safe while exercising. It is always recommended that beginners get clearance from a physician before starting a fitness program. If you are set to work out but unsure of proper form and technique, consult with an experienced professional for instruction. How much weight to lift? The heavier the weight lifted, naturally the lower the reps will be, and therefore, the more strength is gained during the exercise. Generally speaking, the lower the reps, the more total sets are performed. The lighter the weight lifted, naturally the higher the reps will be, and therefore, the more endurance is gained during the exercise. Generally speaking, the higher the reps, the less total sets are performed. To help achieve overall fitness, try to include at least a few functional exercises in your program. Functional exercises are those that simulate everyday movements and therefore, prepare us for tasks at hand. These exercises use multiple muscle groups with each repetition and can provide strength and endurance benefits to varying degrees. For instance, from day to day it is not unusual to use muscles for pushing, pulling, bending or climbing. Examples of exercises that help with those movements are pushups, pull-ups, squats, lunges and stair climbing. If possible, train using different speeds of movement. Generally, the lighter the weight, the slower the motion, the heavier, the faster the motion. Again, the idea is to try to prepare the muscles for all possible activities or tasks. Marjie Gilliam is an International Sports Sciences Master certified personal trainer and fitness consultant. E-mail: email@example.com. Her Web site is www.ohtrainer.com. Get the most out of your workoutBY MARJIE GILLIAM ________________________Special To Florida Weekly the set The p etitions, the u rance, while o re strength r en g t h : In e ma d e up including f a s t twit c h t ch fibers en g th) g reat u se u e n t ided for muse other hand Simply put when deciding how m a ny r ep s or sets to do or how m uch wei gh t to li f t duri ng more strength is gained during the e xercise. Generall y sp eaki ng t he lower the re ps repetition and endurance b e F or inst a is not u n pus h in g p in g Exa m hel p wit h pu sh up s, p u stair c l im bi If po s speeds t he li g er t h fa s i d m enc sonal trainer E-mail: ma rj ie site is www.oh www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 19-25, 2009 HEALTHY LIVING We recently celebrated National Medical Staff Services Awareness Week and National Nurse Practitioners Week. A few years ago, neither of these essential services had the preeminence, size or essential function that they enjoy today at NCH and across the country.The remarkable growth of medical staff services and nurse practitioners (along with physicians assistants, certified registered nurse anesthetists and other important mid-level providers) is the direct result of changing demand for better credentialing and more capacity for professional services. Charles Darwin said, It is not the strongest species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but those most adaptable to change. In no field is change more rapidly occurring than in ours. Health care insurance reform will most likely pass this year. It will likely be followed by payment reform next year and then healthcare delivery reform the following year. Those who benefit from the status quo might view these changes as disturbing. But those of us who deliver health care every day and who realize the need for a more efficient, effective and globally competitive health care system for the United States understand that such reform is necessary. In many ways, health care continues to evolve and mature as a result of various disruptive forces, which alter the way we do what we do. As eminent Harvard professor Clayton M. Christensen notes in his new book, The Innovators Prescription, the medical profession, in order to advance and thrive, needs to embrace these disruptive changes. That is exactly what we have been doing at NCH over these past few years. Here are a few examples: Back in the 1980s, when I was fortunate to serve as a medical staff officer, we assigned one assistant to help credential new physician members and serve as support for the entire medical staff. (Granted, the medical staff was less than one-third its current size.) Today, this key function has grown to where our expert team of medical staff services professionals Cyndi Brandon, Sherrie LaFemina, Yolene Derissaint, Gina Philippi and Susan Sherwood composes the first line to patient safety. They are responsible for ensuring that NCH physicians and providers are properly educated, licensed and trained in their specialties. We have positively disrupted the process to mandate that all 223 Allied Health Practitioners are re-credentialed annually and the 637 physicians on our medical staff are re-credentialed at least every two years with careful review of board status, malpractice coverage, state license, continuing education and other appropriate criteria. Another positive disruption concerns our use of nurse practitioners. Our nations 125,000 nurse practitioners have grown in stature, handling everything from straightforward diagnosis and primary care disease treatment to oversight of patients with chronic diseases. At Baltimores famed Johns Hopkins Hospital, where Dr. Aurora Estevez and I visited recently, nurse practitioners even help supervise the surgical ICUs. Here at NCH, we anticipate having nurse practitioners in the ICU. Were confident this disruptive move will benefit our patients, although we will be watching closely. We had the same confidence and concerns as the Wolford School for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists grew at NCH over the past nine years. Wolford proudly graduated 45 CRNAs last year and anticipates about 75 graduates in this years class.I can promise you that such positive disruptions to the system will continue as we work every day, as agents of change, to improve the quality of the care NCH delivers to our community. Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System. Positive disruptions will lead to improved health careSMART TALK U r t v t H allenWEISS firstname.lastname@example.org n M. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 19-25, 2009 NEWS A23 $39*Introductory 1-Hour Massage Session Advanced Medical Center will hold a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, at the family practice and urgent care center at 1250 Pine Ridge Road. A barbecue lunch will be served, with the $5-per-person suggested donation going to the 2010 Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society. AMC is sponsoring a 15-member team for the relay and has set a fundraising goal of $3,000. Hosting a blood drive is a simple and a powerful way to serve our community and allow people to get involved in helping others, says Dr Gregory Leach, AMC medical director. In todays tough economic climate, many cannot help with monetary donations, but they can donate blood, he adds.Every minute of every day, someone needs blood, Dr. Leach says, adding, Blood can only come from a volunteer donor who makes the choice to donate. There is no substitute.Giving blood is simple, but not a small thing to do. The process takes about an hour, with the actual donation taking about 10 minutes. To give blood for transfusion to another person, you must be healthy and at least 17 years old. You must weigh at least 110 pounds and not have donated whole blood in the last eight weeks or double red cells in the last 16 weeks.For more information, call AMC at 5667676 or visit www.advancedmedical.com. Give blood before giving thanksLEACH Juniper Village at Naples is collecting canned food and dry goods this month for the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Grocery bags that can be used to collect and donate items will be available at Millennium House in Bonita Springs, at Sunshine Pharmacy at Pine Ridge and Livingston roads and also at Sunshine Pharmacy at Gulf Shore and Banyan boulevards. Bags filled with donations can be dropped off any time during November at Juniper Village at Naples, 1155 Encore Way. According to statistics from Feeding America, hunger affects one in six children, one in eight Americans, and one in 10 senior citizens. Seniors are an often overlooked group, says Gail Schultz of Juniper Village. Our food drive will benefit everyone, but we really hope to raise awareness of this vulnerable population. In fact, she adds, 6.5 percent of households with seniors are food insecure, and 9.7 percent of seniors live below the poverty line. The elderly are less likely to receive federal assistance, and often seniors must decide to afford medication over food, she says. The leadership team of Juniper Village at Naples will weigh, sort and pack the donated food for delivery to the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Groups or individuals wishing to volunteer can contact Ms. Schultz at 598-1368. Juniper Village collects for Harry Chapin Food BankEight cancer patients/survivors, all members of the Southwest Florida Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Young Adults Group, and their families recently enjoyed a day on the water with no worries, thanks to the Naplesbased Freedom Waters Foundation. Cruise Naples donated its Double Sunshine boat for the trip, and Pinchers Crab Shack at Tin City provided lunch for the group of 35 people. Freedom Waters Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides boating opportunities and marine-related education for people with disabilities and youth at risk. Programs include accessible sailing and yacht outings for those who are ill, with a special concentration on children with cancer and their families; and through fishing and boating programs for youth at risk. The foundation also organizes and supports fishing tournaments, regattas and other programs for those with disabilities and/or economic challenges. For more information, call 248-1120 or visit www.freedomwatersfoundation. org. Young cancer patients enjoy a day on the water COURTESY PHOTOAll aboard the Double Sunshine
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA24 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 19-25, 2009 The day was warm and sunny, the sort of day that says, Get out and take a walk. So I decided to do just that on the 3-mile trail at Collier-Seminole State Park. After packing my binoculars, some water and signing out at the ranger station, I drove to the trailhead. I had walked only a few hundred yards along the trail when I saw him, draped over a log, basking in a patch of sun. At only 8 inches long, he stood out with five yellow stripes down his back and a most stunning iridescent blue tail. A very handsome fellow indeed, he was unmistakably a southeastern five-lined skink (Eumeces inexpectatus). People often confuse skinks with salamanders because the two are similar in size and shape. But salamanders that have thin, moist skin and are amphibians, whereas skinks have dry, scaly skin and are reptiles. Skinks are more closely related to iguanas and anoles than they are to salamanders. There are more than 1,000 species of skinks found on every continent except Antarctica. Three species live in Florida, and only the southeastern variety lives in South Florida.Skinks defend themselves in a most unusual way, by disconnecting their tail from their body when in danger. By contracting muscles in their tail, they can separate specialized vertebrae. They dont bleed because they constrict muscles at the stump. The released tailpiece wiggles, keeping the attacker busy as the skink escapes. (Scientists believe the tailpiece has a foul taste, which discourages predators from trying to catch other skinks). The skink grows a new tail, but it is made of cartilage rather than bone.Its best to leave skinks alone. Trying to catch one might cause the skink permanent harm. If you should happen to touch one by accident, dont worry. No Florida skinks are poisonous. Southeastern five-lined skinks are common to wooded areas, where they like to hang out under decaying leaves, logs and stumps. Unlike salamanders, they also live in dry areas. You can even find skinks on coastal islands that have no fresh water source or vegetation. They eat large insects, beetles, spiders and especially grasshoppers. If need be, they will climb dead trees to find insects.If you want fewer ants or other insects around your home, try welcoming skinks in your garden. Just make a brush pile or let fallen logs stay where they are. If you have a wooded area, let the leaves collect on the ground. This should attract skinks, which will lessen your mosquitoes and other pests. Because skinks are cold-blooded, they must regulate their body temperature by sunning on cold days and staying in shady protected areas when the temperature goes too high. Theyre generally wary and secretive, so I felt honored to see one on my walk. If youre looking for an outdoor adventure, I suggest hiking one of the three trails at Collier-Seminole State Park. Even if you dont see a skink, Im sure youll see other natural sights to make the trip worthwhile. Lee Belanger is a seasonal volunteer trail and canoe guide at Collier-Seminole State Park. To contact her, e-mail Lungwort@aol.com.Handsome and clever, southeastern skinks are tough to spot BY LEE BELANGERSpecial to Florida WeeklyOUTDOORS Guided trips begin soonGuided canoe trips and hikes begin in December at Collier-Seminole State Park. The rst moonlight canoe trip is Tuesday, Dec. 1, and the rst daytime canoe trip is Wednesday, Dec. 2. The rst guided night hike is Monday, Dec. 14. In the meantime: >>Rent a canoe Paddle down the Blackwater River through a mangrove forest toward the Gulf of Mexico. Rentals available from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. >>Hike 11 miles of trails Experience pine atwoods, cypress areas and rare royal palm hammocks. Trails are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The entrance to Collier-Seminole State Park is at 20200 U.S. 41 East, eight miles east of Collier Boulevard. Park entrance fee is $4 for up to eight people in a car; there is an additional fee for camping. Call 392-3397 for more information. COURTESY PHOTOA five-lined skink We Do In-Home DesignServing All Of Southwest Floridawww.KitchenInnovations.net866.650.1919 239.437.9191Thanks to our loyal customers, we are up to a 40% referral rate. Contemporary Classic CountryThank You Southwest Florida! Conventional Are You Ready For Your New Kitchen? Friendly puppets star in the all-new environment education series at The Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Programs designed for children ages 3-5 begin Tuesday, Nov. 24, in the auditorium at The Conservancy Nature Center.Subsequent programs, all running Tuesdays from 2-3 p.m., are set for Dec. 1, 8 and 15. Each 20-minute show teaches youngsters about animals in Southwest Florida. Nature activities, games and sometimes a live animal encounter follow each puppet show.In Natural Caf on Nov. 24, the chef greets Alligator, Manatee, Crow and Vulture for a special dinner (just for the animals) that explains what wild animals eat and how their diet compares with our own. This show features a live animal.Cost is $12 for mom and child Conservancy members and $4 for each additional child; non-members pay $15 for mom and child and $5 for each additional child. Children must be accompanied by an adult.Registration in advance is required. Sign up online at www.conservancy.org or by calling 262-0304, ext. 266.The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is at 1450 Merrihue Drive off Goodlette Road. Puppets teach kids about local wildlife
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 19-25, 2009 NEWS A25 Florida Everblades vs. Reading Royals Wednesday, Nov. 18th at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20th at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21st at 7:30 p.m. Wendys Kids Night, Nov. 21st! Free Backpacks to the rst 1,500 kids! Tickets start at $12. Call 948-PUCK for all things Everblades www. oridaeverblades.com Opens at 5:30pm before every Blades Game. 948-7825 X1309 for Reservations THE BLADES BATTLE IT OUT!!! Philharmonic League plans Nutcracker GalaThe Naples Philharmonic League hosts its Nutcracker Gala 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 beautifully decorated holiday trees, a silent auction of artwork and gift items, as well as cocktails, hors doeuvres and dinner. Music throughout the evening will be by the Philharmonic Center Chorale. 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 from the Nutcracker Gala and the holiday boutique 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. Its time for tea to help cancer fundThe Bay House in Naples will serve fancy afternoon tea for mothers, grandmothers, granddaughters and friends (teddy bears welcome) on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 27-28. Each afternoon will be filled with holiday music, tea sandwiches and treats and childrens fashions from Beth Mone and LuLu Belles. Teatime is 2 p.m., and tickets are $40 per person. All proceeds benefit Barbaras Friends, the Cancer Fund at The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, home of the only oncology/hematology clinic between Tampa and Miami. For reservations and more information, call 985-3550. Slip into If The Shoe Fits for Education FoundationIf The Shoe Fits, a girls night out to benefit The Education Foundation of Collier County, takes place Wednesday evening, Dec. 2, at Saks Fifth Avenue in Waterside Shops.Shoes, handbags and jewelry go hand in hand with shopping for a good cause the foundations Take Stock in Children scholarship and mentoring program. A raffle and silent auction are part of the fun, as are hors doeuvres, provided this year by McCormick & Schmicks, and the signature Shoetini cocktail, sponsored this year by Pinnacle Vodka.Tickets are $75 per person. Call 6434755 for reservations. Palm Cottage gala will benefit NHSThe Naples Historical Society will hold its Christmas at Palm Cottage Gala on Friday evening, Dec. 4. Historic Palm Cottage and The Norris Gardens, fully outfitted for the holidays by Brimmers Custom Dcor, will welcome guests for an elegant, black-tie dinner party and sparkling entertainment. Tickets are $300 per person, $500 for the patron level, or $5,000 for eight guests at an Angel Table. For more information, call the Naples Historical Society at 261-8164. Game fish association plans Oceans FiveThe International Game Fish Association is holding 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 stars from DallasA dozen cast members from TVs Dallas will host a two-day capital fundraising celebration for the J. Timothy Hogan Foundation in Naples 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 hosted by the cast at the Hilton Naples. High tea will take place Dec. 31 at the Naples Grande Beach Resort, where the New Years Eve gala for 900 guests will also take place. More than a dozen cast members from the soap opera will be on hand, including Larry Hagman (JR Ewing), Charlene Tilton (Lucy Ewing) and Joan Van Ark (Valene Ewing). 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 more information, visit www.jthogan.org or e-mail Don McHugh at don. firstname.lastname@example.org or Jeanne Jackson at email@example.com. 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 and includes dinner, dancing, entertainment and a silent auction. A VIP patron party will be held the evening before at a private residence in Naples. Tickets are $500 per person, $1,200 per VIP guest or $5,000 per table of 10. For more information and to make a reservation for Saint Petersburg: Land of the Tsars, call 354-1416 or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. SAVE THE DATE
stop. Then I can redirect their attention to scratching the post.We have three indoor kitties (one is a feral kitten that we took in), and our furniture is still mostly unscathed. Understanding the feline mind really does work! K.B., via e-mail A: Thank you for sharing your tips. Theyre excellent! I wish more people would understand that reward-based training is really the way to go with cats. Punishment often stresses out the cat more and not only damages the bond with the animal, but often leads to other stress-related behaviors, such as urine-spraying. Working with a cats natural tendencies and rewarding him for good behavior is the best way to train these pets. Potty where? Q: Until a month ago, we spent weekends in a different home with our dog and cat. In the weekend home, our cat would spend time outside, but he would always come in to use the litter box. At our home, it is just the opposite: He spends time outside but never uses the litter box inside. We provide the same box and same litter. Can you explain this? A.H., via e-mail A: When you are dealing with litter box questions, you have to remember always that cats may seem mysterious in their ways, but their choices are not at all mysterious to them. Each cat will prefer one kind of area to potty over another. Factors that go into the preference may include box and filler type, location, past illness and so on. Without knowing the complete history of your cat in both houses, and without observing the cat for signs of unhappiness with the box in the weekday home, Id guess theres a difference thats quite obvious to your cat but not to you. It could be as simple as this: At the weekday home, theres a potty area outside thats more appealing than the litter box, and at the weekend home, the situation is reversed. For example, there may be a kind of soil in the beds at one home that your cat likes. Or maybe at the home where your cat chooses to use the box, there could be a neighborhood bullycat whos driving your cat inside. Tips for ending cat scratching Q: May I share how I trained our cats to use the scratching post instead of the furniture? Youre right in your recent column: Yelling at the cat and punishing him wont work when it comes to destructive scratching. You have use motivations that mean something to the cat. And you have to teach him where to scratch. Otherwise, how is he to know you want him to scratch the post? I use the cats favorite treats, a scratching post, a squirt bottle and some wide, double-sided sticky tape. The tape goes on the spots where the cat prefers to scratch, and the sticky feel discourages scratching. I begin training by rubbing their paws on the post, so their paw-scent is left on it. I immediately give the cat a treat for having his paws on the post. Usually it takes only a few tries for the cat to get the message that scratching the post would get food a reward all cats understand. My oldest cat still goes through an evening routine where he trots up to the post, scratches it, and looks at me with a Well, wheres my treat? expression. He also scratches and stares at me when he knows its dinnertime. The squirt bottle is for when I catch them scratching elsewhere. One brief squirt is all it takes to convince them to PET TALES Kitty Q&ABY GINA SPADAFORI _______________________________Universal Press Syndicatewww.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA26 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 19-25, 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. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 19-25, 2009 NEWS A27 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 Rx email@example.com If you talk to God, you are praying. If God talks to you, you have schizophrenia. So said Thomas Szasz. I wonder if such tongue still belongs in chic now, post publication of Neale Donald Walschs conversations. Well, be that as it may, I was speaking with someone the other day. I hesitate to identify my source. Not that it is top secret. Nor I am afraid of breaching confidentiality. My fear is that you will begin to quibble with me. Yes, quibble. Evade the point of the argument by caviling about words. Raise frivolous, trivial objections. I swim into this every day. And I assure you, it is quite alien to the workings of this pirate mind. After all, whats in a name? After all, Isis has 10,000 names. The so-called last Renaissance man, Athanasius Kircher, diagrammed the myriad names of God in his preEnlightenment era depiction of Egyptian hieroglyphs. And Islam traditionally identifies 99 names of God known here, with one other name given to those who enter heaven. The Shemhamphorisch is a 216-letter name of God generated by the medieval kabbalists from the book of Exodus. It consists of 72 groups of MUSINGS Thanks, too 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.three letters, each of which is the name of an angel. Satanists use this name in an inverted form to desecrate it. Hildegard of Bingen in her specially created language of lingua ignote known only to herself gave God the name Aigonz. In Judaism G*ds name is not said or erased, but is represented in the tetragrammaton. Christians are forbidden to use the name of God in vain, and they identify the Christ as the Word of God, enfleshed name. Even the pirates can lay claim to Nori. So this naming has been over vast time and space. We say God, god, Allah, yidam, diety, spirit, ancestor, archetype, father, mother, avatar, murti, dharmakaya. Without end. And we quibble. And I, for one, am tired of it all. Yes, I am. Enough analysis, I was saying to my friend. There is only one thing that is important to me now. I must ask it, for it is eating a hole in my mind, burning an etching of its limitless importance into my fragile vulnerability. I dont care about anything else. I am sick at heart with fear in the naming of my query. My friend was quite calm in the face of all this, and just looked at me. I had crossed the Rubicon. Now I had to ask. Tell me, do you love me in every moment, madly, without control or constraint, no matter what I do, unconditionally? Am I present in your mind with infinite tenderness and possibility, tirelessly, passionately? Am I a sine qua non for you? My friend did not hesitate, but gave an immediate and clear answer that was body language and sound beyond hearing, that both wrapped me in a blanket and set me on fire. Yes. A moment later I was the inquiry receiver. But you: Do you love me? In my every guise? In every moment? Do you recognize me as I am loving you? In every god? In every dog? In slain and slayer? In Nidal Malik Hasan shouting Allahu Akbar and in Kimberly Munley returning his fire? In the distressing disguise of those who peddle dullness, rigidness, and confusion? In John Allen Muhammad and in legal executioners? And in sacred circles and labyrinths and feasts like those in Plymouth and St. Augustine? In the mereness of rainbows? What could I say? Only a small utter ance emerged: thank you. Our word thank comes from the Old English for thought, from the Latin tongere, meaning to know. To know the absolute piracy of love, to know with confidence that I am its mark, in every emerging game with nothing to lose, I am full of thanks. So full and so empty, ready to give and to take, for every naming, thanks, too. In this our personal encounter, I am. 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A VIP at VIPBut Charles Ashby says he doesnt consider himself in the real estate business, per se. B2 BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUSINESS INDUSTRY BSECTIONWEEK OF NOVEMBER 19-25, 2009 WEEK at-a-glance Meeting Mr. ShulaThe celebrated coach comes to town for a good cause, and other business events. B7 & 8 On the MoveIts your business to know whos going where, doing what. B4 Hueys: Fascinating flying machines Before embarking on a career, Mike Turner conducted thorough research. Hoping that his lifes work would tie into a love for travel, he thought he might delve into something export-related. In particular, he found helicopters to be fascinating flying machines, and wondered if that could be his area of expertise. With those ideas in mind, he went to Europe in the 1970s and spent months driving around the countryside, visiting small airports and speaking with helicopter mechanics and pilots. After learning about their problems and needs, he decided to go into the parts business for Bell 205 and UH-1H series helicopters, commonly known as Hueys, and comparable helicopters. His company, Air Technologies Inc., operated out of Hackensack, N.J., for nearly 15 years before moving to Naples in 1991.Working overtime in VietnamBell Helicopter built more than 10,000 Hueys from 1957 to 1975, and most were sold to the United States Army. The powerful machine is beloved for pulling soldiers out of rough spots, especially during the Vietnam War. According to information supplied by the Pentagon and published through the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association, 7,013 Hueys worked overtime in the Vietnam War. Army UH-1s totaled more than 7.1 million flight hours between October 1966 and the end of 1975. Including the Huey Cobra, which had more than 1 million flight hours, its estimated that Hueys racked up more combat flight time than any other aircraft in the history of warfare.Carrying troops, medevac missionsMike DeMas, a Naples resident and president of Phase V, an in-bound call center, direct mail and order-fulfillment operation in Fort Myers, logged 2,000plus flight hours on the craft during his military career. More than 1,800 of his hours were flown during one year in Vietnam, near Saigon. On one flight the tail rudder of his Huey was shot off with a 50-caliber and he was still able to land it. The Hueys were virtually indestructible, he says. We did just about anything to those things, and they would limp back home. While its primary use was carrying BY GEORGE RAABSpecial to Florida Weekly SEE HUEYS, B5 COURTESY PHOTOThis U.S. Army Reserve medevac Huey flew out of Orlando in the 1980s and early 1990s for the 348th Medical Detachment. It was d eactivated in 1994 after serving in Desert Storm.Owner did his research before launching business devoted to Huey helicoptersTURNER DEMAS Why you should talk to your advisers about C, I and GGive me a C, an I, a G! And what have you got? GDP! Louder! GDP! Alas, if only this tweaked version of the football battle cry could work and GDP could skyrocket. Then we would all be standing on U.S. 41 shouting, Louder! and waving cardboard signs urging honking as an energetic affirmation of the same. Such silly thinking for such a serious subject. So lets get serious. C+I+G= GDP is an economic equation widely accepted. C (personal consumption) plus I (investment spending) plus G (government spending) equals GDP (Gross Domestic Product or all spending from all sources). If one variable increases and all others remain constant, then GDP will increase. If one or more decreases, then a larger and offsetting increase in the third variable is needed to get growth in GDP. Thats easier said than done. What sounds like a simple math equation (almost like a baking recipe) is simple under most economic situations. Most being defined as economic environments of the past 70 years, but not our current environment. If you make a small mistake in a baking recipe, you can cover it up balance it with other ingredients. But it is pretty hard to bake a cake with widely distorted proportions of ingredients and virtually impossible if other cooks added some ingredients and, worse, you do not know what was added or how much. Thats also true with this formula. Lets look at it letter by letter. C was the lifeblood of our economy for many years. A lot of consumption was disposable things not made in the U.S., not adding to our manufacturing and employment base; things not adding to our longer term, personal welfare. Some things (cars and houses) were l l p m JeannetteSHOWALTER, CFA firstname.lastname@example.org SEE MONEY, B4
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 19-25, 2009 BUSINESS PROFILE Charles Ashby, president of VIP Realty Group, says the economic downturn might have a positive, though admittedly painful, long-term effect on the economy of Southwest Florida. We were invited to a local bank with a group of CEOs in Lee County to discuss where we are, how did we get here and how do we go forward, Mr. Ashby says. And from that meeting, a very interesting conclusion emerged. The conclusion was that Southwest Florida suffers from an abundance. We have too many Realtors, too many real estate companies, too many banks, too many restaurants, too many of just about everything. This overabundance was brought about, Mr. Ashby continues, by the relatively latearriving influx of retirees and vacationers who flocked to the area within the last 20 or so years. When I came here in 1992, I-75 was not completed all the way to Miami, Mr. Ashby recalls. (Southwest Florida) became popular because it was in the tropics like Miami and Lauderdale but it wasnt developed. So when the roads opened it up, it became very popular and one of the most active markets in the country. Part of the attraction stemmed from the areas wide range of real estate deals deals that were not available on the states east coast. Southwest Florida offered something for everybody, he says. If you had $10,000, you could buy a double-wide back in the farmlands and you had the same sun and same great weather that everybody else had. You didnt get priced out here. We had some of the most elite properties in the country and we had some of the least-expensive properties, all within one market area. Of course, as we all learned, the bigger the boom, the bigger the bust. And Mr. Ashby, whose company lists properties throughout Southwest Florida, says the downturn is separating the strong from the weak. The market itself has sought out anybody in the service business that is doing a good job, he says. So the for-sale-byowner market and some of the smaller real estate companies that werent doing the necessary training or providing adequate support to their customers have gone by the wayside. The strong (companies) that are well managed and well capitalized are seeing a thriving market. VIP, which opened in 1975 and operates actively in the Naples, Fort Myers, Bonita, Sanibel and Captiva markets, has seen a 20 percent upswing in business. But that increase begs for perspective. More people are selling and more people are buying with VIP by about 20 percent, that is correct, Mr. Ashby says. But at the same time that units have gone up, the average sales price has gone down. Mr. Ashby declines to provide specific sales figures for the firm, which employs about 200 agents and 100 support personnel. VIPs Web site lists more than 40,000 properties in Southwest Florida. A Kentucky native, Mr. Ashby traveled a serpentine route to VIP and Southwest Florida. After studies at the University of Kentucky, where he met his future wife, Cindy, Mr. Ashby bought a real estate company in Evansville, Ind. As he became more invested in the Indiana market, he merged with the F.C. Tucker Company in Indianapolis, which is Indianas largest real estate firm. The owners of the Tucker Company all wintered and vacationed in Sanibel and Naples, and they heard that The Mariner Group here in Lee County might be interested in something with VIP, which they owned. VIP had an excellent reputation and marketing position. Talks between the Tucker Company and Mariner eventually collapsed and Tucker decided instead to strengthen its Indiana stake. As part of this decision, Tucker purchased Mr. Ashbys firm, which was franchised and also agreed that he could begin his own talks with Mariner. Mr. Ashby came to Southwest Florida in 1992, and in 1993 the sale of VIP was completed. Our goal from the beginning was to fill out the Southwest Florida area and weve pretty much done that, Mr. Ashby recounts in the soft Kentucky drawl that still flavors his speech. Were not involved in the Marco market directly or the Charlotte market directly, but we sell and list properties in those two areas, although we dont maintain offices in those places. VIP has had to adapt to the changing economic conditions, but Mr. Ashby says the companys strong financial base has made the transition possible.He points out: Eighty percent of the Lee County market has been foreclosures and short sales, which has to be unique in the United States. So, we represent government agencies in the sales of these houses in areas wed never done before. We work with bankowned properties that we never handled before. Youve got to fish where the fish are.Mr. Ashby, who is 63 and lives in Naples, spends parts of each year abroad, either at a home he and his wife own on the French coast at Brittany or at the apartment they maintain in Paris. When in France, Mr. Ashby continues to put in a full work day. The only difference is the six-hour time change, which means that I go to work at 2 p.m. there, which is 8 a.m. here. The kickoffs for Monday Night Football come at three in the morning, so I have set my alarm to watch football when Im over there. Mr. Ashby says he does not consider himself to be in the real estate business per se.Our mission statement has remained unchanged for the last 20 years or so, he explains. For sellers, we want the most amount of money in the least amount of time. For buyers, we maximize their quality of life. I know that sounds trite, but it is absolutely correct. We are not in the real estate business; we are in the quality-of-life business. VIP president: In the quality-of-life business COURTESY PHOTOCharles AshbyBY BILL CORNWELL _______________________bcornwell@ oridaweekly.com
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James St. Cyr has been appointed head golf professional at Grandzza. Mr. St. Cyr, a PGA professional, was previously the head golf professional at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club. A New Hampshire native, he graduated from Wingate Univernational sponsors and will develop corporate sales, marketing and promotion initiatives for FGCUs 14 sports programs. William Pearson of Grant, Fridkin, Pearson, Athan & Crown, P.A. in Naples has been selected to serve as a volunteer member of the American Cancer Societys nationwide Gift Planning Advisory Council. Mr. Pearson and other council members will provide guidance to help increase the quality and quantity of planned gifts to the ACS and to further its vision of a world with less cancer and more birthdays.Paul Ciccarelli, vice president of Ciccarelli Advisory Services Inc., has earned the Chartered Financial Consultant professional designation from The American College, Bryn Mawr, Pa. In addition to more than 25 years of financial planning experience, Mr. Ciccarelli has taught classes on investment management, advanced estate and charitable gift planning techniques, and IRA distribution planning. He has also taught continuing education programs for members of the Florida Board of Accounting and the Florida Bar Association. He serves on the endowment board for the YMCA of the Palms. Robert Thomas Mongillo has joined Weber Design Group as project manager. A Naples resident since 1995, Mr. Mongillo holds a bachelors degree in architectural engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology. He has worked in design and construction for developers and residential designers on projects of all sizes. Nick DelNegro is the new sales manager at John Marazzi Nissan of Naples. He was formerly in sales at Fort Myers Toyota. Denise DaSilveira has been named director of corporate sales and marketing for Florida Gulf Coast University Athletics. Ms. DaSilveira formerly was an executive project manager for GATES and a broker for Gates Realty LLC. In her new positions, she will serve as the catalyst for the creation of corporate/business partnerships supporting the mission, vision and priorities of Florida Gulf Coast University Athletics. She will also serve as the lead sales person for corporate contracts between the FGCU Athletic Department and local, regional and www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 19-25, 2009 ON THE MOVE ALL TYPES INSURANCE FOR NEED INSURANCE?239-455-6011 Ted Todd (239) 603-883610012 Gulf Center Dr. Fort Myers email@example.comI can help your family stay in their home. Many Americans rely on two incomes to pay their housing expenses. If something happens to you, life insurance is one of the best ways to help keep those expenses paid. Call me today for affordable options. Need two incomes to pay your housing expenses? 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Because business spending generates growth that generates more growth. An example: When a car manufacturer decides to build a new style of car, it requires purchase of land, construction of plant, purchase of raw materials, etc. Investment spending has come under fire as being an inefficient allocator of capital in some industries (e.g. the auto, financial). Sub-optimal allocation for many years resulted in the non-competitive auto industry. G or government is thought to be a poor allocator of capital. Pork always gets into the spending bills, and government expenditures are far from optimal. When consumption and investment are falling off a cliff or projected to go into deep freeze (fall 2008 and winter 2009), then government has to step up to the plate. Too bad its batting average is so low. In a normal state (something like the past 70 years), the variables could be nudged; GDP fairly easily projected; and recovery/growth in GDP realized. The problem for government, the Fed, economists, etc., is that the variables are gyrating mostly downward except for G, which is skyrocketing. The real sobering stuff is not the aforementioned generalities; its the numbers behind these letters, what the numbers mean and where theyre headed. In sum and substance, C aint lookin good. There continues to be a decline in consumer confidence, and unemployment is not getting better. Give me an I, you say. Well, everyone would like that, but I aint lookin good either. Business capital expenditures peaked in second quarter 2008 at a $1604 billion annualized rate. First quarter 2009 saw a drop of 39.2 percent, down to $1321 annualized; second quarter saw another drop of 9.6 percent to $1280 billion. In these numbers are cuts for computer spending, which, since the mid-1990s, had been growing at better than an 18 percent annualized rate. Bottom line: The C and I factoids look ugly and will only turn when credit destruction ends when capital is made available and borrowers are somehow incentivized to invest. Until then, the Feds money spigot will remain open in hopes of credit expansion and the government will take up the slack to make the equation work. All of this may mean something (or it may mean nothing) to your course of action. Let it be a topic with your adviser(s) and have frequent dialogues with them as the world turns. Jeannette Rohn Showalter is a Southwest Florida-based chartered financial analyst. She can be reached at jshowaltercfa@ yahoo.com.MONEYFrom page 1
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When our ground forces got into trouble, no matter what kind of helicopter you were flying, you went in to get them out, especially if there were wounded. Mr. Goff flew in Vietnam and Desert Storm as a medevac pilot, mostly with Hueys. The Huey is the icon of the Vietnam War, he notes, recounting an experience five years ago when he was involved with restoring a Huey at the Charlotte County Airport for the sheriffs office. It was amazing how many people would walk up, put their hands on that bird and then tell us a personal story. While the earlier planes could take a beating, their piston engines with crank shafts and cylinders left a lot to be desired. Within a few years, the manufacturer replaced the piston engine with a turbine model T53 that was developed and manufactured by Lycoming. This gave the Huey more power and a new life. With the D models, if you had a full load of troops, it was a very careful operation to get it off the ground, Mr. Goff says. The H model was better.Moving south for successAlthough the UH-1 series has been retired from active duty and reserve military, there are still more than 4,000 in use. In the United States, the sturdy workhorse is popular in state and local governments for everything from law enforcement to spraying mosquitoes. Hueys are used in agriculture, by firefighters and in search and rescue missions. Mr. Turner says his decision to relocate Air Technologies from New Jersey to Naples 18 years ago was made for business reasons. While he enjoys living in Naples and his clients love to visit, the company benefits greatly from a close proximity to South America, where it does considerable business, he explains. Not only that, but the move had a definite synergy because of Floridas role as a major aerospace center. In addition to NASAs presence at Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, aviation and space industries have long been identified as a critical sector for economic development within the state because of numerous airline businesses and related repair and parts businesses.Growing with diversificationToday, 25 employees work in Air Technology Groups 40,000-square-foot facility on Horseshoe Drive in Naples. Mr. Turners original company, Air Technology Inc., offers a repair management program and maintains an inventory of more than 20,000 replacement and refurbishment parts. Opened in 1996 in the face of another need in the UH-1 realm, Air Technology Engines Inc. is the only FAA-certified repair center in Florida that overhauls, tests, modifies and repairs the T53 helicopter engine. Here, engineers carefully disassemble, inspect and repair highperformance turbine engines, including Rolls-Royce 250 engines.An icon lives onThe Huey has been given a new lease on life as part of a worldwide upgrade thats been in the works for a decade. Its gas turbine engines are much more powerful than the original piston-driven engines. After an overhaul, a Huey might have a $500,000 transmission. The transmissions that drive the power and modulate the blade speed are stronger and much more accurate. The blades 23 feet in each direction are longer, and the yoke that holds them is stronger. The new and improved Hueys are made of more durable materials, cost less to operate, can take off and clear mountains with greater ease and fly faster. Cash for Clunkers would never fly here. Not even a Washington bureaucrat would junk a 0s-era Huey, because a retrofit creates a state-of-the-art flying machine. Brand new, a comparable helicopter would cost $8 million. Helicopters require constant refurbishment. Engines that come to Air Technology Engines are literally taken down to nuts and bolts and precision-tested for dimensions on parts that are tighter than the thickness of a strand of hair. Pride in American manufacturingMr. Turner went to engineering school for a year and a half. He speaks some Spanish. He had his pilots license for a while. Its other things a fascination with the helicopter, the machine-shop smell of cut metal and oil, the challenge of growing a business that motivate him. America is moving away from manufacturing, but this is our backbone making and building things, he says. His father was a mechanical engineer and sold cutting tools, drills and mills. The business of complex precision machining involves some huge hunks of machinery. Mr. Turners operation uses a Pratt & Whitney Precision Jig Borer, for instance, which weighs more than 10 tons and is just as accurate today as when it was built decades ago. While questioning the logic of bailing out banks that did not reciprocate with loans to the small businesses that fuel our economy, Mr. Turner marvels over opportunities presented by an economic downturn. Over the past two years, Air Technology Engines has been able to purchase manufacturing equipment at whopping discounts. Five years ago, it would have cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to obtain this equipment, he says. Each of these machines is top of the line, and weve been able to get fantastic pricing because nobody else wants them in the recession. As the need for refurbishment of engines and repair of piece parts grows, Air Technology Group is hiring machinists and will probably go to a second shift soon. Some of its technicians have been trained in the military. The company works with Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology in training and certifying mechanics, and has provided a turbine engine to the vocational school for training. More than 80 percent of Air Technology Groups revenue comes from overseas, and more than 70 percent of its contracts are government-related. While the recession has impacted government spending, business at this privately owned company is picking up. Mr. Turner says revenues over the past two quarters of 2009 were strong, and with new repair orders kicking in, 010 is going to be a very good year. COURTESY PHOTOSThe pilots of the U.S. Army Reserve 348th Medical Detachment who flew a Huey medevac unit out of Orlando are, left to right: Bob Cook, Gary Bortolus, Mike Goff, Mike Rudd, Peter Conley, Dirk Dorresteyn and Ken Mitchell. HUEYSFrom page 1
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The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce holds its next Business After 5 networking for members from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at Naples Daily News headquarters on Immokalee Road. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Register for this event at www. napleschamber.org. Terry Rand and Bianca Vukovic of Rand Financial Advisors LLC are holding an estate planning seminar with lunch beginning at noon Thursday, Nov. 19, at Capital Grille in Mercato. To make a reservation, call (877) 441-7263 or e-mail Bianca@KSIFA.com. SCORE Naples and the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce present a free workshop on Consultative Selling Basics from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 21, at chamber headquarters. Presenter will be Vincent Izzi. Register at www.napleschamber.org. Lee-Collier Networkers will meet for lunch at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club. Guest speaker will be Ching Schueddig of Arbonne International. The next Immokalee/Ave Maria meeting is at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at ITT Technical Institute with guest speaker Denise Smelser. The next Bonita Springs meeting is at 11:15 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, at the Elks Lodge on Coconut Road. For reservations and more information, visit www.leecolliernet. com. The Executive Club of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce meets for breakfast with guest speaker John Felmy, chief economist of the American Petroleum Institute, at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, at the Country Club of Naples. Cost is $20 for Executive Club members only. Register at www.napleschamber.org. The Naples Area Professional League of Executive Services N.A.P.L.E.S., meets from 7-9 a.m. on the first and third Thursdays of the month at The Club at Naples Bay Resort. www. naplesgroup.net. The next Gulf Coast Venture Forum meeting takes place from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, at the Tiburon Golf Course Members Club, 2610 Tiburon Drive. The meeting sponsor is TIB Bank. For more information, call Tim Cartwright at 262-6300. The next Accelerated Networking Luncheon hosted by the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce begins at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Cost is $15 for chamber members. Register at www.napleschamber.org. WNOCC Womens Networking of Collier County meets at 11:30 a.m. on the second Tuesday of the month (next meeting Dec. 8) at the Collier Athletic Club. For more information, call Nancy Dalaskey at 280-3803. BUSINESS MEETINGS
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REAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 19-25, 2009 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B9Toll Brothers will throw in the party for homebuyersMove in by the holidays and invite your friends to celebrate with you at a special Holiday House-Warming Party provided by Toll Brothers. The builder has selected two move-in ready homes one at Belle Lago and one at The Reserve at Estero for this special offering. For purchasers of these homes, Toll Brothers will supply a catered party for 20 guests to help celebrate the season. After all, sharing good times with friends and family is the core of the holiday spirit, says Ken Thirtyacre, president of Toll Brothers Florida West Division. The Belle Lago estate home is the Aragon, a single-story residence with three bedrooms, three full baths and a study. The home has 3,120 air-conditioned square feet of living area and a total of 4,397 square feet. Special included features range from granite countertops, stainless steel GE Profile appliances and upgraded cabinets in the kitchen, to marble countertops in the master bath, mitered glass window in the breakfast nook and to an upgraded impact glass front door. The home has a sideloading three-car garage. This Aragon is priced at $539,995. Community amenities at Belle Lago include a clubhouse with a multi-purpose room, fitness center, aerobics studio, library/craft room, game room, card/ TV lounge and locker rooms. Outdoors, there are four Har-Tru clay tennis courts, a half-court basketball court and a resortstyle swimming pool. Walking trails wind throughout the community, its nature preserves and its five parks. In addition to the amenities provided within the community, residents of Belle Lago have the opportunity for membership at The Estero Country Club at The Vines. The arrangement provides for direct access between the communities with the extension of a cart path that allows Belle Lago residents to drive their own golf carts directly to the course for a round of golf or dinner at the club. The Reserve at EsteroIn The Reserve at Estero, Toll Brothers has chosen the Gianna for the Holiday House-Warming Party package. A flexible two-story design, the Gianna has three bedrooms plus a study, a second-story bonus room and three full baths. The home incorporates 1,972 air-conditioned square feet. With a two-car garage, covered lanai and entry, the home has 2,551 total square feet. This home includes numerous special features such as granite countertops and stainless steel appliances in the gourmet kitchen, an upgraded insulation package and impact glass. On a lakeview home site, the Gianna is priced at $289,995. Amenities at The Reserve at Estero include an 8,000-square-foot clubhouse with a community room, catering kitchen, fitness center, aerobics room, game room and billiards room. Outdoors there is a resort-style swimming pool and spa, tennis courts and a sports court. There is also a childrens playground and a wading pool. Sales and information centers in both Toll Brothers communities are open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. In Naples, Toll Brothers has homes and home sites for sale in the Firano at Naples community off Davis Boulevard. For more information, visit www.tollbrothers.com. SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYBonita Bay Group and Naples-based luxury builder London Bay Homes have signed a definitive agreement for the sale and purchase of the remaining 50 singlefamily home and villa sites in Mediterra. The announcement follows the news of an agreement for members of The Club at Mediterra to purchase the club assets, including its two golf courses, golf learning center, clubhouse, beach club and sports club.Mark Wilson, president of London Bay, which will assume the sales and marketing operations at Mediterra, said the agreement brings further clarity to the future of the Mediterra community. Mediterra has always been one of the premier golf communities in Naples, he said. This agreement, coupled with the golf club agreement, should serve to give prospective home buyers great confidence that they are buying into a financially strong community and club. Mr. Wilson did not disclose the terms of the purchase, but indicated that the deal is expected to close in December. Once closed, London Bay will own approximately 100 home sites in Mediterra. The company is currently building custom homes and its signature Villa and Estate homes in Mediterras Cortile and Lucarno neighborhoods. London Bay has operated in the Naples market since 1990 and has developed its reputation building custom homes in many of the areas most exclusive neighborhoods and communities. In 2008, the company was one of just two companies that earned recognition as Americas Best Builder from the industrys leading publication, Builder Magazine. The company is building custom homes in the Naples area and developing its signature Village community luxury home product at Mediterra, The Estuary at Grey Oaks, Miromar Lakes and at Lakewood Ranch near Sarasota. Bonita Bay Group created a beautiful community at Mediterra. We look forward to building carrying on this tradition and completing one of Naples most prestigious communities in a manner in which everyone will be proud, Mr. Wilson said. Mediterra includes two Tom Fazio-designed golf courses, a 25,000-square-foot clubhouse, sports club and beach club. SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYLondon Bay Homes moves closer to acquiring Mediterra from Bonita Bay COURTESY PHOTOThe Aragon is a three-bedroom estate home at Belle Lago in Estero.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB10 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 19-25, 2009 W elcome to Southwest Florida 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 GOLF COURSE VIEWS! 3 BED/2.5 BA/2 CAR WAS $629,000 NOW $349,000. FORT MYERS SOLD BY JAMIE! 8929 CYPRESS PRESERVE PLACEESTERO 5 BEDROOMS/5 BATHS/3 CAR GARAGE/ HEATED POOL/POLE BARN/CABANA & 5 ACRES! NOW PRICED AT $625,000ESTERO READY FOR IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY! WAS $1,595,000 NOW $875,000 FORT MYERS ST. CHARLES HARBOUR SOLD BY JAMIE! Jamie LienhardtLicensed Real Estate Professional/REALTOR 239-565-4268Jamie@sw moves.com Gulfcoast Premier Realty9250 Corkscrew Road, Suite One, Estero, Florida 33928 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 Annual/Seasonal RentalsNaples Furnished Naples Unfurnished e Strand/Mango Cay 3bd/2.5ba $2400/$4000 mo. e Strand/Pinnacle 2bd+den/2ba $2200 mo. Mediterra/Calabria 3bd+den/3ba $2400 mo.www.truesw orida.com239-210-1521 Marco Beach Ocean Resort has begun the rejuvenation of its guest suites, corridors, fitness center and lobby. MarcMichaels Interior Design Inc. created the initial design concept and Robb & Stuckys Resort Division has been contracted for the execution of the work. Scheduled to be completed suite-bysuite as to not inconvenience guests, each of the 98 suites will receive fresh paint, new carpet, draperies and lamps, along with new suite and patio furniture. Flat-screen LCD televisions and wireless Internet will be installed in Makeovers under way at Marco Beach Ocean Resorteach of the oneand twobedroom suites. New exercise equipment will be installed in the resorts fitness center and will include TRUE elliptical machines, recumbent bicycles and treadmills with individual equipment-mounted 15-inch televisions. For more information or to make a reservation, visit www.marcoresort. com or phone (800) 7158517.
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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 Royal Harbor 2095 Snook Dr w/stunning wide views in a cove like setting & direct boating to Naples Bay & the Gulf, this terrific home exudes understated elegance & charm. 4+Den/3+2half (H4384) Annemarie M. Giannini, 289-1820, Cheryl Turner, 250-3311 $3,495,000 Moorings 215 Mooringline Dr 256 on Water, No Bridges to Gulf, 2 docks w/ lifts plus jet ski lift. Totally renovated & stunning. Marble oors, replace, 2 sunset terraces, open kitchen. 5/4 (H4144) Pat & Frank Candito, 290-5236 $2,950,000 Vanderbilt Beach 10620 Gulf Shore Dr, #701 Your private elevator leads to a double door entry. Enjoy expansive views to the west, north & 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 Coquina Sands 650 Banyan Cir Situated on a quiet street & located on an oversized lot, this homes southern border is the Naples Beach Hotel golf course. Renovated in 1998. 4/3 (H3632) Mary Naylor, 784-1689, Jacques Groenteman, 659-6382 $1,950,000 Old Naples 670 8th Ave S Located just a short stroll to 5th Ave & the beaches, this stunning home captures the charm of Old Naples. Wood oors throughout w/an elevator for convenience. 3+Den/2.5 (H1278) Jill Palmer Trapasso, 860-0498 $1,695,000 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 Mediterra 16509 Cellini Ln Reduced OVER 1 Million. Owner has over 2 million in property; $250k lanai, $200k furn/decor, $75k landscape, $150k interior upgrades. Brand new never lived in. 4+Den/4.5 (H992) Pat & Frank Candito, 290-5236 $1,489,000 Cove Towers 425 Cove Tower Dr, #1801 Unbeatable price for a Penthouse in Naples! Gulf views, over 4200 SF living area & great location close to beach & shopping. Beach shuttle, tennis & dining. 4+Den/4 (C5057) Claire Licciardi, 250-4564, Carol McElroy, 659-6395 $1,445,000 Windstar 1650 Star Point Ln, #103 Vaulted ceilings add volume & a large screened lanai gives a birds eye view of the golf course & Naples Bay beyond. 3+Den/3.5 (C4765) Mary Naylor, 784-1689, Jacques Groenteman, 659-6382 $1,295,000 Pelican Bay 7082 Villa Lantana Way Remodeled w/granite, marble, cr. molding, inlays, lots of windows, pvt. pool, bonus rm. or 4th BR, oversized tile throughout, storage, natural light abounds. 3+Den/2.5 (V1281) Pat & Frank Candito, 290-5236 $929,000 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 Giannini, 289-1820 $895,000 Pelican Bay 7425 Pelican Bay Blvd, #201 Marbella, First Class amenities at this elegant senior living address. Western views-Sunset skies & 1200 sq ft terrace for entertaining. 2+Den/3 (C5776) Mary Naylor, 784-1689 $895,000 Cove Tower s, 425 Cove Tower Dr, #1001 Beautiful end unit w/panoramic southwestern views over the Gulf, Bay & Naples skyline. Shows like a model w/many custom nishes. 3+Den/3 (C5492) Claire Licciardi, 250-4564, Carol McElroy, 659-6395 $835,000 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) e CarmonyHutchison Team, 272-7000 $829,000 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 bdrm. 3/2 (H4238) e CarmonyHutchison Team, 272-7000 $799,900 Pelican Bay 8459 Abbington Cir, #921 Crescent, Top r coach home w/gar. Western lake views over fountain & pool area fabulous sunsets. Light & bright w/ext. use of tile, wet bar, elec shutters, etc. 3+Den/2.5 (C5947) Pat & Frank Candito, 290-5236 $749,000 Longshore Lake 10819 Fieldfair Dr N Naples gated community. Quality & upgrades throughout. Kit. & 3 baths feature granite, high-end xtures & 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 Pelican Bay 6825 Grenadier Blvd, #201 St. Pierre Fabulous views of lagoon from this So. end unit. Great sunsets. Walls of glass, tile thru all living areas, 2 terraces, built-in, etc. 3/3 (C5574) Pat & Frank Candito, 290-5236 $599,000 Cove Towers 425 Cove Tower Dr, #1502 Waterfront w/SW Gulf view. 15th oor condo w/tile in main living areas. Mbrshp to Yacht & Racquet Club is transferrable w/tennis, tness, dining. 3/2 (C5935) Claire Licciardi, 250-4564, Carol McElroy, 659-6395 $575,000 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 Saturnia Lakes 2381 Leafshine Ln Stylish large home oering rich walnut oors, custom kitchen w/top of the line appliances. Newly completed game room. Plantation shutters & heated pool. 5+Den/4 (H4355) Diana McCoy, 404-0793 $500,000 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 Pelican Bay 6360 Pelican Bay Blvd, #404 Hyde Park, Awesome views of lake & golf course from this 5th oor location. Interior features updated kitchen w/granite. Great rm has wood oors. 2+Den/2.5 (C5948) Pat & Frank Candito, 290-5236 $459,000 Saturnia Lakes 1988 Isla De Palma Cir Quality home for an incredible price! Impeccably maintained. Plantation shutters, granite bathrooms, marble, high level cabinetry, plus a deep lake view. 3+Den/3 (H3850) Diana McCoy, 404-0793 $429,000 Pelican Bay 619 Serendipity Dr, #619 Serendipity; Delightful corner residence w/new kitchen & baths, updated A/C & HW heater, 1st oor overlooks gardens & pool. 3/2 (C5975) Pat & Frank Candito, 290-5236 $399,000 Village Walk 3461 Donoso Ct Rarely available extended Oakmont plan featuring white tile, high ceilings, newer a/c & appliances w/lake view. Community pools & tennis at Town Center. 3+Den/2 (H2548) Merry Coolidge, 450-4924 $385,000 Moorings 2100 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #110 Across from beach & Pv beach park, boat docks, 1200SF. Turnkey furnished, 1st r, no stairs, superb pool, sh o docks, sunsets, steps from your door. 2/2 (C5837) e CarmonyHutchison Team, 272-7000 $329,000 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, 877-9726, Douglas R. 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 & screen, 1606 T. Sq. Ft. 2/2 (C4999) e CarmonyHutchison Team, 272-7000 $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. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB14 WEEK OF NOVEMBER 19-25, 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! 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! Retail Space Availablewww.truesw orida.com239-210-1521Olympia ParkVanderbilt Beach/Airport Road5,100 sf. 26,100 sf. Short/Long Term Lease Lennars Southwest Florida Division has announced it will double the U.S. federal tax credit available to qualified new home buyers through Dec. 31 on the purchase of any new home in four Lennar communities in Southwest Florida. Matt Devereaux, director of sales for Lennars Southwest Florida Division, said the $8,000 federal tax credit is available to first-time home buyers through next April and a new $6,500 tax credit is now available to home buyers who already own homes. Lennar will double the tax credit and Lennar will double federal tax credit with purchases in four communitiesnew home buyers can apply the savings to their down payment, to their closing costs, to upgrade on their new homes or pocket the cash, Mr. Devereaux said. The offer is good through the end of the year at all of Lennar Southwests communities: Heritage Bay in Naples, where Lennar builds town homes priced from the low $100,000s, Terrace condominiums priced from the high $100,000s, Coach homes priced from the high $200,000s, Verandas priced from the low $200,000s, Executive homes priced from the high $400,000s and Classic homes priced from the $500,000s; Bella Terra in Estero, where Lennar builds Villa homes priced from the high $100,000s, Manor homes priced from the high $200,000s, Executive homes priced from the $200,000s and Estate homes priced from the mid $300,000; Stoneybrook at Venice, where Lennar builds Inaugural homes priced from the mid $100,000s and Manor homes priced from the low $200,000s; and at River Strand at Heritage Harbour in Bradenton, where Lennar builds Terrace condominiums priced from the mid $100,000s, Coach homes from the low $200,000s, Manor homes from the mid $200,000s and Classic homes from the mid $300,000s. For more information, contact Mr. Devereaux at 278-1177.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF NOVEMBER 19-25, 2009WEEK at-a-glance A classic beginningMusic critic Peg Longstreth applauds the official opening of the Phils classical season. C4 No reservationsTV chefs Chris Kimball and Lidia Bastianich like cooking at home for the holidays. C19 Special section Your guide to the new season in the arts. C21-35 Silti FLORIDA REP 2009-2010THENEWSEASON YOUR SPECIAL GUIDE TO ...ART FESTIVALS 35THE PHIL 22&23THEATREZONE 24NAPLES MUSEUM OF ART 26BARBARA B. MANN 27FLORIDA REP 28GULFSHORE PLAYHOUSE 30NAPLES PLAYERS 31CLASSIC C HAMBER CONCERTS 32OPERA NAPLES 32BROADWAY 25MARCO PLAYERS 33VON LIEB I G 34NORRIS CENTER 34 Garden freshScenes from the grand opening of the Naples Botanical Garden, and more. C14-16 Crimes of the Heart coming up next from The Naples PlayersOscarContinuing a season of love and laughter with The Naples Players, Crimes of the Heart opens at Sugden Community Theatre on Wednesday, Nov 25. Since Beth Henley penned the Pulitzer and Tony award-winning comedy/drama in 1978, it has been performed on and off Broadway and was made into a feature film starring Diane Keaton, Jessica Lange and Sissy Spacek. Described by the Chicago Sun Times as a deep, abiding comic affection, the story portrays three sisters in a warmhearted tale full of Southern good humor. The characters navigate through the sometimes frayed edges of sisterly bonds, with troubles grave yet somehow, deeply funny. Youll be awash with infectious High heels click-clacked across the floor as women bustled to and from dressing rooms. Racing to adjust hats and garments, store staff triplechecked mannequins and merchandise. Accessories were donned with careful consideration, and with one last glance in the mirrors, silence fell over everyone at Marissa Collections. A rock star was about to walk through the door of the prestigious boutique. As if on cue, almost as soon as every last lady was dressed to the nines, Oscar de la Renta strolled in. One of the worlds most beloved fashion designers, Mr. de la Renta was in town for the sixth annual Hats in the Garden event at the Naples Botanical Garden. A highlight of the luncheon was the runway showing of the designers spring 2010 ready-to-wear collection of brightly belted day dresses, PEGGY FARREN/ FLORIDA WEEKLYCelebrated fashion designer Oscar de la Renta graced Marissa Collections last week. SEE HEART, C12 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________FASHION MOGUL OSCAR DE LA RENTABUZZES THROUGH NAPLESBY KELLY MERRITTSpecial to Florida Weekly SEE OSCAR, C8 COURTESY PHOTOAriana da Frota, Mai Puccio and Victoria Diebler play sisters in Crimes of the Heart.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 19-25, 2009 The Legacy of Samuel Edmund Oppenheim(Amer. 1902-1992) Afternoon Idyll 16 x 20 Oil on canvasExhibition and sale features over forty oils by this worldrenowned artist.Show opens Saturday, November 28, 2009275 Broad Avenue So. Naples, FL 34102 (239)262-4551 www.debruyne neart.comMonday thru Saturday 10 to 5 P.M. Sunday 12 to 5 P.M. Contact Artis >>Send your dating tips, questions, and disasters to: email@example.com nose onto the back of his hand. And lick his hand. The way people lick yogurt lids. I blinked, disbelieving. In case I missed it, Matt gave two more blow-andlicks before the elevator arrived.When I finally stepped on, I was stuck between horror and laughter. Its unbelievable, this thing I saw. But I witnessed it. The next time someone asks me why a good man is hard to find, Ill think of Matt, with his cute face and long fingers, and his private, picking ways. There is a man in my building who rides a custom-built bicycle. Id guess were the same age. Hes personable and cute like a thicker John Mayer and, judging on the bike commute, Id say hes eco-friendly (a big plus). Weve spoken twice, both times in the elevator. On the first ride, going down, he was suited up for his ride to work. We chatted for a few minutes on the stoop before he whizzed off down the street and I walked my separate way. A week later, we bumped into one another again, this time going up. He was flushed from his ride but still affable, and we exchanged pleasantries as the elevator rose. Im Matt, he said before stepping off at the fifth floor. I balanced my laundry basket on my hip and stuck out my hand. A layer of fabric from his biking glove separated our palms, but our fingers his long, nimble fingers touched. I would think of this later. Two nights later. I stood waiting for the elevator, casually looking around the hallway and out the window as the carriage made its slow rise. My eyes fell on a window on the fifth floor, directly across the A good man is hard to pick SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS ArtisHENDERSON firstname.lastname@example.org And in our most private moments, moments to which even our closest loved ones rarely have access, we do things we wouldnt want the world to see...courtyard. It was late evening, dark had fallen, and the light from the room across the way illuminated the man sitting in front of the window. Matt. He had his shirt off I saw a few love handles and his bike leaned against the wall in the background. Its rare that we have an unfiltered look into another persons private space. Even in this age of tell-all memoirs and paparazzi photo shoots, many of us still have a private sometimes very private side hidden from view. And in our most private moments, moments to which even our closest loved ones rarely have access, we do things we wouldnt want the world to see. This is why people have window blinds. And why Matt should use his. As I watched, my new friend inserted one of his slender, dexterous fingers into his right nostril. He worked it around then withdrew the finger. I stared. He inspected the finger. I wanted to turn away but couldnt and instead watched as Matt inserted the same finger into his mouth. I could hear the elevator make its slow progress upward. It stopped below. Across the way, Matt repeated the dig-and-eat maneuver. And this is when things got weird. Not that nose-picking and boogereating isnt weird, but on some level, I think I could excuse it. I watched Matt hold one nostril closed and blow his no hi l i d m li c s t un w di n g w h o I d g uess n able and e r and, d say h es e spoken r. n he was e chatted b efore he I walked i nto one p He was f able, and h e e l evap ping of f e t on m y la y er o f eparated h is long, u ld think i ting f or a round w as s e. e I t s rare t h at we h ave an un fil t ered look into another pe rs ons private space. Even in this ag e of tell-all m emoirs an d paparazzi ph oto shoots, ma ny o f us still have a p rivate sometimes ve ry private si d e h i dde n fr om v ie w. A nd i n our most p r i vate m omen t s, momen t s t o which even our closest l ove d ones rare l y h ave a ccess, we d o t h in g s we wo uldnt w an t th e wo rld t o see. This is why pe op l e h ave win d ow b lind s An d as M att i nserte d t h e same fi ng er into h is mout h I cou ld he ar th e e l e vat o r mak e it s s low progress upward. It s toppe d b e l ow. Across th e wa y Matt repeat ed the di g -and-eat m an e uv e r. An d th is i s wh en t h in g s g ot weir d Not t h at nosepi c k i ng and booger eating isnt weird, b ut on some l eve l I th in k I cou ld excuse it. I wa tc he d Ma tt h ol d o n e n os tril c l ose d an d bl ow h is
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Equally heartening is the fact that there was a large crowd for the pre-concert discussion. The audience appeared thoroughly engrossed in an educational and entertaining repartee between Jorge Mester, the Phils superb director and conductor, and concertmaster Glenn Basham. The program opened with the maestro leading the audience in a particularly spirited singing of The Star Spangled Banner. Whether deliberate or by sheer accident, the timing of our national anthem seemed particularly meaningful, as Americans everywhere were struggling to understand the horrors wrought by the slaughter of the innocents a few days earlier at Camp Hood.Fond memoriesThen it was time for a personal favorite of mine, Debussys (1862-1918) delicate Prelude to Afternoon of a Faun. I remember as a child being mesmerized by the loveliness of it all when my great aunt and uncle, principal harpist and flutist with the St. Louis Symphony, performed a version of it for our family during a visit. It was love at first hearing a love instantly rekindled Thursday evening when principal flutist Suzanne Kirtons lush, orientalist melody line played itself out against the shimmering glissandi of the harpists, Dickie Fleisher and his wife Kayo. Add the magical contribution of Judy Christy on oboe, and the musical reverie was as fresh today as it was when Debussy penned it.Soloists shine front and centerHaydns (1732-1809) intriguing, seldomperformed mini-concerto within a full bore different concerto, Sinfonia Concertante in B-flat Major, was a definite hit with the crowd. At the time the composition was first performed, it was common for the soloists to remain in their usual seating positions. By removing them from the orchestra and positioning them front and center, not only was the performance visually more effective, the audience did not have to guess which musicians were performing the inner melody. And we were immediately able to identify, rather than guess or sense, the disparate compositions as they intertwined. Concertmaster Basham and principals Adam Satinsky (cello), Ms. Christy (oboe) and Kristen Sonneborn (bassoon) practically danced during any number of their respective moments in the sun. Each was in fine form, the sprightly melody lines continuously trading hands, all integrated within a delightful concerto. The performance merited and received a standing ovation. As did the orchestras performance of the evenings final selection: Tchaikovskys (1840-1893) Symphony No. 5 in E Minor. Everyone knows at least substantial portions of this symphonys haunting melody lines, the brooding first movement and the third movement (a waltz). Most of all, however, it is the glorious second movement, Andante cantabile, first offered up by the horns, that has sent chills up and down the spines of countless thousands of people. Youve heard it as the backdrop in more than a few films; John Denver supposedly penned the beginning measures of Annies Song based on the melody from the second movement. In Protestantism, the melody line has been usurped and transfigured slightly, and is now sung by choral groups as a profoundly moving version of the 23rd Psalm.Still not quite certain what the melody line sounds like? Find a piano or any instrument, or hum the following: C B A C B G A B D C C D E F F F F F F F E.Only the fourth and final movement has continued to reap negative comments from critics not because its majestic sounds are anything short of glorious, but because, about 2 minutes prior to the conclusion, it sounds as if it is, in fact, concluded. Mester emphasized it with a slightly overlong pause, just before it changed pace again and roared to its conclusion. Sure enough, several people began to applaud, believing the performance was over.Given so little to applaud or smile about in these troubled times, I hardly consider applause before a numbers termination to merit even a blip on a gaffe-meter. The audience loved it, as well they should, and once again offered up cheers and a standing ovation. Incidentally, I recommend you get tickets for Classical 2, which runs from Dec. 3-5. Guest pianist for Beethovens Piano Concerto No. 1 will be Jeremy Denk, who received much-deserved raves as accompanist for Joshua Bell here last season. Peg Goldberg Longstreth was trained as a classical musician. She owns Longstreth-Goldberg Art Gallery in Naples. Classical season at the Phil officially begins on a high note s e a F o f P r PegGOLDBERG LONGSTRETH email@example.com COURTESY PHOTOGlenn Basham
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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, 4270 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. 649-5552 Bice Live entertainment 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 with jazz, Motown and s and s tunes. In 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; Wednesday: Cahlua & Cream. In Riverchase Plaza, 11140 Tamiami Trail. 5943500. Freds Diner 7 p.m. Wednesday: Tim McGeary hosts singer/songwriter night. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. Jacks Bait Shack Thursday, Friday and Saturday: Soapy Tuna; Monday: Overthrowing Amy; Tuesday: Geek Skwad; Wednesday: Love Funnel. 975 Imperial Golf Course Blvd. 594-3460. Naples 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. 6594309. 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; 6:30-9 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. All from 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 Avenue South. 435-7900. Ridgway Bar and Grill 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday: Live entertainment under the starts at 1300 Third Street South. 262-5500. 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 Medicine Show; Sunday: Cheaffin; Monday: Meagan Rose; Tuesday: Karaoke; Wednesday: Brown Truck. 1410 Pine Ridge Road. 435-9333. Theater Auditions The Naples Players hold auditions for Mauritius, a surprising and sinister comedy, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22 (no appointments necessary), at Sugden Community Theatre, 701 Fifth Avenue South. The show will be performed in The Tobye Studio Feb. 3-27. 434-7340, ext. 10. Much Ado The Naples Players perform Much Ado About Nothing through Nov. 21 in The Tobye Studio at Sugden Theatre. 263-7990 or www. naplesplayers.org. Crimes of the Heart The Naples Players present Crimes of the Heart Nov. 23-Dec.19 on the main stage at Sugden Community Theatre. 2637990 or www.naplesplayers.org. Jakes Women The Marco Players present Jakes Women through Nov. 22. 642-7270 or www.TheMarcoPlayers.com. A Christmas Carol Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers presents A Christmas Carol Nov. 19-Dec. 26. 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com. Friday, Nov. 6 Saturday, Nov. 7 Sunday, Nov. 8 Monday, Nov. 9 Thursday, Nov. 19 Spring Trunk Show Marissa Collections presents the Michael Kors Spring Trunk Show in the boutique today through Nov. 23. 263-4333. 1167 Third Street South. Palm Cottage Christmas Christmas at Palm Cottage, home of the Naples Historical Society, is open from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. 137 12th Avenue South. 262-8164 or www. napleshistoricalsociety.org. World Wine Tour The Downtown Naples Fall World Wine Tour invites wine aficionados to stroll Fifth Avenue South and sample wines and food from numerous participating restaurants from 5:30-9:30 p.m. $35 per person; $65 per couple. 435-3742 for reservations. Take A Quiz Test your trivia smarts from 8-10 p.m. at Mulligans Sports Grille. 2041 Ninth St. 261-1001. Friday, Nov. 20 Tea In The Tropics Humane Society Naples holds its 11th annual pet fashion show and tea from 2-5 p.m. at the Hilton Naples. Tickets are $100 per person. 643-1880 or www.humanesocietynaples.org. Portrait Demonstration Master pastelist Greg Biolchini will create a portrait of singer/songwriter Captain Richard while he performs from 6-9 p.m. at the Phil Fisher Gallery, 810 Twelfth Avenue South. 403-8393. Book Signing Lighthouse of Collier hosts a reception for local author Virginia Saalman and illustrator Pattie Tedesco Jones from 6-8 p.m. at 457 Bayfront Place. 265-5355. Ad Libbing Naples City Improv performs at 8 p.m. at the Norris Center. Hilarious, unscripted games will keep you rolling in your seats. $15. 213-3058. Night At The Zoo The Naples Zoo welcomes visitors for Night Eyes After Dark, a special tour that lets participants use a combination of red light and night vision scopes to spot the nocturnal activities of the zoos wild residents. 1590 Goodlette Frank Road. 262-5409. Open Mic Night Local artists a chance to share there music and poetry from 6-7:30 p.m. at The Norris Center. Live local bands perform from 7:30-11:00 p.m. 213-3058. Free Music Gulf Coast Town Center presents The Beadniks with classic rock under the stars beginning at 8 p.m. 267-0783 or gulfcoasttowncenter. com. Saturday, Nov. 21 Saturday Morning for Me Tap into your creative side and focus on just you during an art class from 9 a.m. to noon at Rosen Gallery and Studios. $35, reservations required. 2172 J&C Blvd., in North Line Plaza. 821-1061. Arts and Crafts The Marco Island Center for the Arts holds a Fall Arts and Crafts Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission and live entertainment. 1010 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island. 239-394-4221. Sidewalk Art Kids from 6-18 are invited to try their hand at sidewalk chalk art from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Norris Center. 213-3058. Toy Drive and Car Show The Gulf Shore Mustang Club toy drive and car show are set for 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Gulf Coast Town Center. Visit the Target parking lot and donate a toy for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Florida 839-1135 or 246-1663. Pet Jubilee Collier County Domestic Animal Services holds its Howl-A-Day Pet Jubilee from noon to 5 p.m. at Veterans Community Park. 252-5326. Big Mac Anniversary Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida celebrates the 35th anniversary of the Ronald McDonald House and the fifth anniversary of the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile with family fun from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the house on the campus of The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida in Fort Myers. 4370202 or www.ronaldmchouse.com. Its Your Move The Southwest Florida Chess Club invites players of all ages and abilities to gather at Books-AMillion at Mercato from 1:30-5 p.m. 8980458 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 A&E WEEK OF NOVEMBER 19-25, 2009 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO No sharing, no substitutions Not valid with any other offers or coupons COURTESY IMAGESize Matters Harmon-Meek Gallery presents its annual Small Works of Art exhibit Nov. 22-Dec. 30 featuring little works that make big statement, including Monique by Hunt Slonem, an oil on wood that measures 8x10 inches. Other artists in the show include Will Barnet, Adolf Dehn, Lorrie Goulet, Barbara Lekberg and Robert Vickery. Harmon-Meek Gallery is at 599 Ninth Street North. 261-2637 or www.harmonmeekgallery.com.
NOVEMBER 19-25, 2009 A&E C7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO NNUMC Art & Farmer's Market6000 Goodlette-Frank Road, Naples Seeking Vendors for 2009-2010 SeasonNov. 21-April 17th Saturdays ~ 7:30am-2pmIf your product is homemade or homegrown we want you in our Market!www.NNUMC.org or call 239-398-8623 www.bestofeverythingnaples.com Open Mon-Sat 9-5 Sun 11-4 Everblades Kids Night The first 1,500 kids under age 14 through the gate receive a Florida Everblades backpack starting at 7 p.m. at Germain Arena. 11000 Everblades Parkway, Estero. 948-7825. Blues Fest The 10th annual Southwest Florida Blues Festival is set for 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. at the German American Club, 2101 S.W. Pine Island Road, Cape Coral. $10 in advance, $15 at the gate. 283-1400. Free Family Movie The Norris Center at Cambier Park presents Imagine That outdoors beginning at 7 p.m. Bring your lawn chair or blanket to watch the film on a two-story inflatable screen. Free and appropriate for all ages. 213-3058. Sunday, Nov. 22 Arts Worldwide In lieu of the November Art Walk, the Art League of Bonita Springs hosts its Arts Worldwide event from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. Enjoy a complimentary afternoon of culture, performances and art demos and exhibitions. Free admission/optional $2 donation. 4958989 or artcenterbonita.org. Outdoor Concert The Bonita Springs Concert Band performs at 2 p.m. at Riverside Park on Old 41. Enjoy marches, pop, ragtime, big band and light classics. Free; bring chairs and refreshments. 498-4985. Sing-Along Messiah The seventh annual Sing-Along Messiah featuring the Voices of Naples with professional soloists and chamber orchestra beginning at 3 p.m. at Naples United Church of Christ, 5200 Crayton Road. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. 455-2582 or 643-0980 or www.voicesornaples.org. Hyacinth Series Moorings Presbyterian Church starts its Hyacinth Series at 3 p.m. with an organ concert by Joshua Stafford. 213-5246 or e-mail email@example.com. Chamber Music The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra Chamber Ensemble presents Chamber Masterpieces, the second concert of the season in the popular Sypert Salon Series, at 3 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Stand-Up Comedy Maryellen Hooper performs from 4-7 p.m. at The Purple Heart Theater on Fort Myers Beach. 765-6988. Bjorn Again Enjoy an evening filled with the music, dance and humor of ABBA beginning at 8 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. $34 per person. 598-1900 or www.thephil.org. Monday, Nov. 23 Beachcombing and Shelling Go beachcombing and shelling with a park ranger at Barefoot Beach Preserve. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Learning Center off Bonita Beach Road. The program is free, but there is an entrance fee into the park for those who do not have a Collier County park permit. Festival of Lights Third Street South lights up for the holiday season with the tree lighting ceremony, lots of live entertainment and even some snow falling on the palm trees. Free. 434-6533. Its All Small Stuff Test your trivia smarts beginning at 7:30 p.m. at The Pub at Mercato. 594-9400. Send calendar listings to events@ floridaweekly.com. COURTESY IMAGESModern Masters Art Modern Gallery presents an exhibition of works by modern masters Nov. 23-Dec 23. Included in the exhibition are Nature Mort, a Fernand Leger watercolor from 1948, and Shipboard Girl by Roy Lichtenstein. Other artists represented in the show include Josef Albers, Christo, Jim Dine, Helen Frankenthaler, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg and Andy Warhol. Art Modern Gallery is at 824 Fifth Avenue South. Call 263-1137 or visit www. artmoderngallery.com.
C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 19-25, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY sophisticated shorts and flowery off-theshoulder cocktail frocks. The iconic designers presence caused quite a celebration among the Naples fashion elite. Linda Malone, Jean Preston, Julie Dalton and Elizabeth Star, all regular Marissa Collections customers, were at the boutique to welcome the designer before heading off to Hats in the Garden. For Neapolitan Jan Goldsmith, the designers visit was especially exciting. Ms. Goldsmith was married last year in an Oscar de le Renta gown, which she brought to Marissas for the distinguished designer to sign. Since 1965, women have rejoiced over Mr. de la Rentas designs (he produces a full line of handbags, shoes and jewelry, home products and fragrance in addition to his ready-to-wear clothing and bridal gowns). Oscar de la Renta has a very loyal following in Naples, said Marissa Hartington, owner of the Third Street South boutique that bears her name and that is the designers exclusive partner in the Naples area. She was especially pleased to welcome him back to her shop in conjunction with the grand opening of the new Naples Botanical Garden. A love of flowers and gardens is something that Oscar and I have in common, so I am happy to be able to share this with him. The gracious Mr. de la Renta returned the compliment, saying that while his collections are available worldwide, Naples is every bit a valued part of the distribution of the brand. A generous patron of the arts and community organizations around the world, Mr. de la Renta serves on the board of The Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall, New Yorkers for Children and the Americas Society. He is chairman of the Queen Sofa Spanish Institute and helped build a school and day care center that serves 1,200 children in the Dominican Republic. He was delighted to be part of the Naples Botanical Garden celebration. (The Garden closed in June 2008 for renovations and re-opened last weekend with a three major cultivated gardens and 90 acres of restored natural habitats.) Gardening is a beloved hobby of mine, and I think this is a wonderful initiative for the community, he said. Ms. Hartington recognizes the broad appeal of de la Renta designs to women of all ages and lifestyles. You can dress women of all ages in Oscars fashions, thanks to varying lengths popular shorter lengths for very young ladies and longer lengths which appeal to more mature women, she said. His pieces are classics with a romantic, feminine twist that can take you anywhere in the world, and his fabrics are amazing. The designer, whose clothing has graced some of the worlds most famous and beautiful women, said he has a sense for creating clothes that women can feel good wearing. Today there is a very different consumer the professional woman who wants to express her individuality, grace and femininity, he said. I see my role as a designer to make these women look beautiful, and to guess what they want that makes them feel beautiful. That philosophy has culminated in nearly 50 years of hard work and countless accolades. Mr. de la Renta left his native Dominican Republic at age 18 to study painting in Madrid, where he developed an interest in design. Sketching for Spanish fashion houses led to an apprenticeship with couturier Cristbal Balenciaga, followed by a stint as couture assistant to Antonio Castillo at the house of Lanvin in Paris. In 1963, he went to New York to design the couture collection for Elizabeth Arde. He started his signature ready-to-wear label in 1965. Mr. de la Renta received the 2009 Superstar award from The Fashion Group International and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Parsons School of Design in 2006. He was the first American ever to design for a French couture house and was awarded the French Legion dHonneur as a Commandeur. In 2008 he opened shops in Athens and Madrid and continued expanding in 2009 with the opening of a store in Dubai. A boutique in Moscow is planned for 2010. For information about Oscar de la Renta designs available at Marissa Collections, visit www.MarissaCollections.com or call 263-4333. For more information on The Naples Botanical Gardens, visit www. NaplesGarden.org or call 643-7275.OSCARFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOS AND PEGGY FARREN/ FLORIDA WEEKLYMarissa Hartington and Oscar de la Renta in Ms. Hartingtons Third Street South boutique Marissa Collections. Below: Dresses from Mr. de la Rentas Spring 2010 collection. NAPLES PRINCESSCall (239) 649-2275 For Reservations550 Port-O-Call Way, Naples $ 55 95 *Price does not include tax, port or service. $25 for any sightseeing cruise this entire month. Price does not include tax or port charge. anksgiving 12-2pm and 4:45 6:45pm. Enjoy a Traditional anksgiving Dinner. No cooking, no mess, treat the family!
Imagine waking up in the morning as a student in middle school, with no possible hope of your family being able to afford college when you graduate from high school. Or as a child whose parents cared very much but didnt have the experience to be able to help you with your studies? How would that reality affect your ability to dream about your future? Im excited to tell you about a program that helps students to dream and fulfill their potential. The Take Stock in Children mentoring and scholarship program pays for a college education or technical training for students who are economically challenged. Eligible middle school students may apply for this very special scholarship. Once they are accepted into the program, they commit to stay drug and crime free, maintain their grades and meet with a mentor weekly during the school year. Upon graduation, students receive a tuition scholarship for a Florida state college or post-high school technical training. I was so fortunate to have been introduced to the Take Stock program almost seven years ago. I mentored the same wonderful student, Kelly Lauren Hurlbutt, for seven years. Lauren entered college this past August. I am so very proud of her, and I feel like we will always be in one anothers lives. As I stood before Lauren last year at the Take Stock In Children graduation ceremony, I told her, You have blessed me with your presence each and every week. We shared stories of our weekends, our families, our hopes and dreams. We found out how much we have in common, and that the things that are different only seem to bring us closer together. People ask me how one hour per week can impact a young person's life. I explain that having a Take Stock mentor is like having a bridge that gets you to the other side of a river. You could make it by swimming across by yourself, but it would be so much more difficult. The time I spent mentoring ensured this wonderful gift of a scholarship for Lauren. Being a part of the Take Stock program has been such a blessing, she said. It has opened my eyes to countless opportunities. I wouldnt be where I am today without it. Take Stock in Children is a statewide public-private program that began in 1995. Our community invests two-thirds, and the state matches that with onethird. So, local donors individually or collectively contribute $15,000 per student, which provides the entire scholarship and multi-year mentoring program. In Collier County, The Education Foundation began this program in 2000 and continues to administer it for all Collier County public middle and high schools, except for Immokalee, which is administered by The Immokalee Foundation. To date, 106 current Take Stock in Children students and 62 graduates have benefited from The Education Foundations program. It is an amazing team that supports and manages this organization. I feel blessed to have been introduced to such a well-organized, professional group of people. This month, I have entered into a new mentoring relationship where I will encourage another student to achieve her dreams. Many people commit to the success of each Take Stock student. Students, their parents and the mentors all sign a commitment to play their role to the best of their ability and fulfill their obligations. In addition, teachers, guidance counselors, school staff, Education Foundation staff and volunteers also contribute to the success of each student. Donors contribute the financial support that makes it all happen. You can give either your time or your financial support to help these deserving children in our community. I believe that we have to collectively pull together whatever resources our own pockets will allow us to give. We would be grateful for whatever you can afford as an individual, corporation, business or house of worship in a lump sum or installments. On behalf of the many students with hopes and dreams to make a difference, we ask for your support. Dori Wexelbaum, president of Wexelbaum Financial Inc., serves on The Education Foundations Take Stock in Children Advisory Council and has served for several years as a mentor. Founded in 1990, the foundation is an independent, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose purpose is to engage our community and schools. To make a contribution or get involved, call 643-4755 or visit www.EducationForCollier.org.FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 19-25, 2009 A&E C9 GIVING It takes a community to help its children achieve their dreamsBY DORI WEXELBAUM _____________________Special to Florida Weekly More people than ever struggle with mental illness and addiction. David Lawrence Center is the only not-for-profit mental health center in Collier County. We need your help to meet the increased demand. Every gift brings hope and help to those in need and assures no one will ever be turned away. Please make the call. 239.455.8500. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 19-25, 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 LOVES LABOR LOST 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) Your reluctance to act in a current situation could be traced to your inner self advising you to take more time to study its complexities before you attempt to deal with it. Good luck. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Soothing hurt feelings before they can ignite an angry outburst is the wise thing to do. And, of course, when it comes to doing the wisdom thing, you do it so well. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Budget your time so that you can handle both your workplace duties and your personal holiday planning -including travel arrangements without burning out on either end. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) You might find that you still need to firm up one or two of those still-outstanding decisions so that you can finally move forward as you had planned. Weigh the facts, then act. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) You usually dont carry grudges, but you might feel this is one time when youre justified in doing so. But arent you spending too much energy holding onto it? Let it go and move on. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) There could be an unexpected change in plans for your upcoming holiday travels. But keep in mind that a little flexibility goes a long way in resolving any disappointments. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A new relationship might not be responding quite as quickly as youd hoped. Could you be expecting too much too soon? Try to ease up and let things happen at their own pace. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) As we approach the frenetic pace of pre-holiday planning, take time out now to reconnect with the wonderful people who share your life, especially the one who also shares your dreams. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A misunderstanding should be resolved before you get caught up in the flurry of holiday preparations. Set your pride aside and deal with it, regardless of who might have hurt whom first. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Being told that a colleague might have been trying to undercut your effectiveness might or might not be true. Get all the facts before you even think about acting on this so-called information. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Its a good idea to start your holiday preparation plans early in order to avoid a time crunch if an unresolved workplace situation causes a problem. That old friend might have some welcome news. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A family members actions continue to surprise you, but this time with positive results. Could be your wise counsel finally got through. Its like having an early holiday gift, isnt it? BORN THIS WEEK: You have a way of using your quiet strength to persuade people to follow their better instincts and do the right thing.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 19-25, 2009 C11 4820 BAYSHORE DRIVE, NAPLES, FL 34112 239.643.7275 / WWW.NAPLESGARDEN.ORGThe Garden.Cultivate your senses.Experience this extraordinary garden designed by world-renowned landscape architects and lled with lush tropical plants.Childrens Garden / Brazilian Garden / Caribbean Garden Buttery House / Preserve & T rails 10 Southwest Florida Locations To Find Your www.ribcity.com Spectacular and senseless, jaw dropping and mind numbing, epitomizes the joy of big-budget Hollywood grandeur when its done right. The movie has flaws, but director Roland Emmerich (Independence Day) mostly succeeds in giving us everything we want an end-of-the-world disaster flick to be. That is, unless you want plausibility and reality, in which case youre definitely watching the wrong movie. Although the dates loosely coincide, the story has nothing to do with the end of the Mayan calendar on Dec. 21, 2012. Instead, it opens in 2009 as geologist Adrian Helmsley (Chiwetel Ejiofor) discovers particles from the suns explosions heating the Earths core. In three years, Earth will overheat, tectonic plates will shift and the geography of the planet will (dangerously) change. He reveals his finding to the presidents chief of staff (Oliver Platt), and soon the president (Danny Glover) and other heads of state are preparing for doomsday. The plan is to build large ships for people to inhabit, but because time is short only a few are constructed, and only those whove bought a ticket worth one billion Euros will be allowed in. Others will not even be told about the looming apocalypse, citing the preservation of the human race. It therefore comes as a great surprise to most of the population that, as Earths self-destruction begins, Los Angeles has terrible earthquakes before sinking into the ocean. Fortunately for Kate Curtis (Amanda Peet), her ex-husband Jackson (John Cusack) is a failed writer/skilled driver who can maneuver limos and RVs into and out of imminent danger. Along with their two kids (Liam James and Morgan Lily) and her new boyfriend (Tom McCarthy), they have at least three daring airplane escapes and numerous other near-disasters as they try to survive. All the visual effects are spectacular, whether its an earthquake, tumbling mountains or unbelievably high tsunamis (with an estimated $260 million budget, theyd better look darn good). But when you think about it, viewing mass destruction is an odd thing for us to desire. We smile and think its cool to watch, but reality suggests millions of people are dying, making it a bit ironic that weve enjoyed such genocide. Then again, this isnt supposed to be realistic. The story, which was written by Emmerich and Harald Kloser, has all the requisite disaster movie clichs: Martyrs, family troubles, a loon (Woody Harrelson) who knows more than others, selfishness, pets in peril, etc. More creativity with the numerous subplots wouldve kept it more interesting and less tiresome throughout. Still, the effects are so good you likely will not care. So grab your popcorn and enjoy this one needs to be seen on the big screen. Dan Hudak is the chairman of the Florida Film Critics Circle and a nationally syndicated film critic. You can e-mail him at dan@hudakonhollywood. com and read more of his work at www. hudakonhollywood.com.LATEST FILMS Is it worth $10? Yes Ja b a a t h w danHUDAK www.hudakonhollywood.com >>For the earthquake sequences, lmmakers built a large shaky oor set on which they could put cars, palm trees, etc., so when the actors reacted to trembles, it felt real to them. The sky/ background was added later via visual effects. Did you know?
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC14 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 19-25, 2009 Naples International Film Festival Red-Carpet Gala at the Philharmonic Center for the ArtsWe 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. Bill Walsh, Monica Frengel, Monika and Gabriella Goodrich 2. Joyce Tevockhorst, Tim Tevockhorst and Roberts De Grado 3. Patty Egan and Joe-Jo Jennings 4. Shari Peck and Craig Bamberg 5. J.C. Guiterrez, Karyn and Rowan Samuel 6. Jenny Foegen and Tom WirtzCHARLIE MCDONALD / FLORIDA WEEKLY1 5 2 6 34
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 19-25, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C15 If The Shoe Fits patrons party Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Collier County Hadassah welcome Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman SchultzThe Education Foundation of Collier CountyWe 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. Lisa Adams, Shannon ONeill and Tamela OBrien 2. Claudine Leger-Wetzel and Kristin Cartwright 3. Patricia Smithwick and Donice Dawson 4. Amanda Jaron, Carrie Horner and Shalyn Ormsby 5. Rachel Gutman and Patty Hornbeck 6. Kay Bork and Nancy Dagher 7. Joe Yerkes and Heather Turco 8. U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Dorothy Hirsch 9. Kelly Larkin and Samantha Scott 10. Angela Cabrera, Whitney Grant, Lynne Bruce and Elisabeth Hutter 11. Georganne Bubb, Marci Sanders and Amy AustinCINDY PIERCE / FLORIDA WEEKLY JIM MCLAUGHLIN / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 4 7 10 11 8 9 2 5 3 6
C16 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 19-25, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com.FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY VIP preview party at the Naples Botanical Garden Hats in the Garden at the Naples Botanical Garden 1. Karen Coney Coplin, Barbara Finn and Phyllis Racine 2. Jill Barry, Brian Holley and Joyce Zirkle 3. Douglas and Patricia Carpenter 4. Ann Neviaser 5. Suzy Dorr and Lavern Gaynor 6. Jane Berger, Lu Drackett, Judy Sproul and Katherine Pallas 7. Irene Neuwirth, Joe Anto and Anne Marie Canning 8. Chris Pendleton 9. Lara Mayberry and Mattie Lukemire 10. Ginger Craven, Jay Hartington and Patt FranciosiPEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY JIM MCLAUGHLIN / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 2 3 6 9 8 10 7 4 5
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C18 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 19-25, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 300 Fifth Ave. South, Naples, Florida 239 262 4044 www.naples.bicegroup.comOPEN EVERY DAY FOR LUNCH AND DINNEREarly Bird $24 three courses with one glass of wine included from 5pm to 6pm 2 for 1Join us for Happy Hour (on selected drinks) Every day from 4 to 6complimentary buffet &With Every Tuesday LIVE MUSIC from 5:30PM to 8:30PM Here are some capsule summaries of previous reviews: Angelinas, 24041 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 390-3187 This gorgeous remake of the old Sanibel Steakhouse is a knockout, especially the glass-enclosed tower with spiral staircase that shelters Angelinas stellar wine collection. The Italian food of chef Nick Costanzo is vibrant and imaginative. A ceviche trio tuna, scallops and grouper with shaved fennel, grapefruit-radish salsa and yellow pepper relish was as much a work of art as an appetizer. The housemade papardelle Capri (pasta with tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, basil and Sorrento lemon olive oil) made an outstanding second course, followed by savory grilled lamb chops marinated in lemon and mint accompanied by arrancini and yellowfin tuna al griglia with cannellini and lobster ragout. Warm zeppoli with a trio of dipping sauces makes a fine finish, as do the $3 desserts, which included mascarpone cheesecake with lemon curd and crme de menthe and chocolate panna cotta. Full bar.Food: Service: Atmosphere: Bha! Bha! A Persian Bistro, 847 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples; 594-5557 The promise of whats to come reveals itself as customers walk in the door and the scents of saffron, cinnamon, ginger and garlic waft over them. Chef/proprietor Michael Mir has created a bastion of fine hospitality and creative cuisine, with many recipes passed on by his Iranian mother. Among the highlights of dinner were haleem bademjune, a creamy concoction of eggplant, lentils, garlic and sour cream; plum lamb, spicy seafood gilani and squash jewel cake with apricots, prunes and mango sauce. Theres belly dancing on Saturdays (moving to Thursdays in January), which added another authentic note to this exotic, sensuous meal. Beer and wine served.Food: Service: Atmosphere: Freds Diner, 2700 Immokalee Road, Naples; 431-7928 The dining room here is a cheery, casual spot where diner classics and some more ambitious fare are served by an accommodating staff. The patio is for the dogs and their people (the diner is named for the owners beefy Chihuahua, Fred). The food runs the gamut, including mile-high stuffed French toast, bada bing shrimp, pepper-crusted ahi tuna, chicken piccata and homemade chocolate cake. Prices are low to moderate, with specials just about every night and Yappy Hour from 5-7 p.m. daily, when people who accompany their dogs get discounts on their meals. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Noodle Saigon, 13500 Tamiami Trail North, Naples; 598-9400 This well-appointed but modest restaurant touts itself as the freshest and healthiest taste of Vietnam, and I fully concur. The menu has lots of photos and descriptions, making ordering easy even for novices. For those who love pho thats not fiery hot, Noodle Saigon allows you to control the heat by adding the hot sauce yourself. Other noteworthy dishes include shrimp-filled summer rolls, a vegetarian salad (tastes far better than it sounds), a pan-fried crepe and rice noodles with seafood. All were wonderful, but its the pho, a soup thats a meal in itself, that was the star of the meal. Those who live within a 5-mile radius of the restaurant can have the full menu delivered to their doors. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Sweet Mamas Island Cuisine, 336 Ninth St. North; Naples; 331-8509 Tucked between Leonis Pizza and Grouper and Chips lies this promising newcomer, an intimate, unfussy outpost of delicious Caribbean cooking presided over by chef/owner Sheraz Roobena Kahn. I enjoyed the jerk chicken but both lamb and shrimp can be prepared with the same seasonings. Fried gator bites with calypso sauce were great starters. The standout of the meal was the snapper escoveitch, a tender, moist fish that doesnt appear to have sauce but is full of flavor from the marinade in which it soaked prior to cooking. A square of Coca-cola cake bore little resemblance to the fizzy drink but its chocolate layers, gooey chocolate icing, nuts and marshmallows made us wish wed ordered two pieces. Service often by Ms. Kahn herself is hospitable, and the relaxed dining pace a pleasant departure from the usual rush. Prices are astoundingly low. Food: Service: Atmosphere: PAST REPASTS Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor t auran t t o t h ei r C by Ka h b ot h la withth Freds Diners Bada bing shrimp has a crunchy coating a spicy-sweet sauce. Sweet Mamas Island Cuisines snapper escoveitch features pan-fried fish thats ultramoist and full of flavor. e who s on m, s of d erin g o love S aigon KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLY 11/4LB.Maine Lobster Choice of a side and ColeslawWednesdays. While supplies last.$1095239-591-0125
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 19-25, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C19 diningCALENDAR Thursday, Nov. 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m., ABC Fine Wine & Spirits: Mingle with fellow wine lovers and sample from among 50 wines from around the world as well as gourmet hors doeuvres; $10 (includes $5 credit on purchases made that night), 1000 Crosspoint Drive; 596-5434. Thursday, Nov. 19, 4 p.m., For Goodness Sake: Free lecture on the keys to healthy aging; 9118 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs; 992-5838. Thursday, Nov. 19, 5 p.m., Bamboo Caf: The caf celebrates the official world-wide release date of the 2009 vintage Beaujolais Nouveau, featuring it by the glass and bottle along with regional specialties; 755 12th Ave. South; 643-6177. Friday, Nov. 20, 6 p.m. Alexanders Restaurant: Chef Alexander Bernard holds his 16th annual wine dinner, featuring a four-course dinner paired with wines of northern California; $80, 4077 Tamiami Trail; 262-4999. Reservations required. Friday, Nov. 20, 7 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Enjoy an evening out with a loved one or group of friends as Chef Martin Murphy does the cooking; $70 per couple, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; (866) 206-3840. Saturday, Nov. 21, and 28, 7:3011:30 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. 21 and 28, 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. Sunday, Nov. 22, 5 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Guys night out features comfort food, cold beer and a demonstration on how to transform your garage with Gladiator GarageWorks; $20, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; (866) 206-3840. Monday, Nov. 23, noon, Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Chef Martin Murphy offers a few lastminute tips and some of his favorite recipes to make Thanksgiving extra tasty; $25, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; (866) 206-3840. Submit event listings to Cuisine@ floridaweekly.com. FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE The column usually focuses on dining out, but with Thanksgiving fast approaching and the fact that two major forces of the culinary world were kind enough to share some of their formidable wisdom with me while in town last week, todays column addresses the home cook and kitchen. American Public Television held its annual Fall Marketplace at Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa last week, attracting television professionals of all sorts as well as stars from APTs top programs. Among those were Chris Kimball, of Americas Test Kitchen from Cooks Illustrated, and Lidia Matticchio Bastianich, of Lidias Italy. Its hard to sum up the credentials of these multimedia culinary giants, but food devotees no doubt are well acquainted with both. Mr. Kimball approaches cooking with a scientific zeal. He founded Cooks, Cooks Illustrated and Cooks Country magazines as well as Americans Test Kitchen, the public TV show hes hosted for eight years, and Cooks Country, which debuted in September 2008. He has also authored cookbooks, runs a thriving Cooks Illustrated Web site and appears regularly on The Today Show and The CBS Early Show. Ms. Bastianich presides over Lidias Italy on public television, owns six restaurants as well as interest in a winery. The recently published Lidia Cooks From the Heart of Italy, her sixth cookbook, explores the cuisine of 10 lesserknown regions. Her broad smile and passion for Italian fare has made her a favorite of everyone from the novice home cook to Pope Benedict XVI, for whom she prepared a meal. Despite their hectic schedules, both are planning to cook Thanksgiving dinner for their families. Here are some tidbits of advice and insight from each.Chris KimballFW: Where will you celebrate this year? CK: Thanksgiving dinner is always at our farm in Vermont. FW: When it comes to turkey, should it be organic and free range? Heritage? Kosher? Brined or not? CK: Unless you buy a kosher bird or a Butterball, brine in 1 cup table salt to 2 gallons of water for six to eight hours. Cut the salt in half if you brine overnight. Use a large cooler with ice if it wont fit in the refrigerator. Heritage birds dont have much breast meat and the legs are huge. If the group likes white meat, a heritage probably isnt the best choice. FW: What can home cooks do to simplify Thanksgiving preparation so they can spend time socializing? CK: No one will follow this advice, but Ive cooked with very good cooks and they always keep things simple. They dont make a lot of things. But on Thanksgiving, we all make too much. If you can withhold that eagerness, make just mashed potatoes, a good gravy, a turkey and two desserts instead of five. If you cut in half the number of dishes, no one is going to miss that stuff. The problem at Thanksgiving is that everyone wants something special so its a hard rule to follow. FW: Are you seeing any emerging trends that might be the result of the recession? CK: There seems to be some interest in less expensive foods, less costly cuts of meat. Ive been surprised at how popular preserving has become. We do it, but Im seeing people all over the country doing it now. Weve done surveys of the best 6,000 recipes and weve had two green bean casseroles in the top 10. (We made our own sauce but found the canned fried onions tasted the best.) Comfort foods will never go away.FW: What other trends are you seeing?CK: Im seeing 8-year-olds at book signings. They come up and are very interested. They watch the shows. I was worried that cooking would die off. The 30-to-50 generation seemed to move away from home cooking, but their kids are rediscovering it. TV has a lot to do with it. Its like watching a fantasy; its totally foreign to them.Lidia BastianichFW: What are you planning for Thanksgiving? LB: My mother lives with me and weve already worked out the menu. Well have two small free-range turkeys instead of one big one. There will be prosciutto and Ill bring in octopus from the restaurant, sear and dress it. For vegetables, well have roasted squash drizzled with balsamic and almonds, and green beans with anchovies and raisins. That may sound strange, but I just use a little bit of anchovy to flavor it. Mom wants a crostada. Well have quince and cranberry. FW: What makes your new cookbook different from the previous five? LB: These 10 lesser-known regions are ones people are asking about Calabria, Basilicata, Abruzzo. When Italian immigrants came to America at the turn of the (20th) century, many came from these regions. Now people are connecting back, they want to bring back the traditions, get the recipes theyve never gotten from their grandmothers. These recipes get to the essence of the areas. They are straightforward and simple and deliver great flavor. FW: What will surprise people about the recipes in the new book? LB: The book shows the reality of how Italians cook. They use seasonal ingredients grown locally and they waste very little. One recipe is for meatless meatballs that uses Italian bread, pecorino and eggs in a tomato sauce. Its hard to tell theres no meat in them. Theres a chocolate bread parfait, using leftover bread, good chocolate, espresso, rum and sugar. The bread absorbs the sauce, then its layered with whipped cream and toasted almonds. Calabria is one of the prime regions for licorice. Its made from the roots of the bush. They use it for ice cream, which is something thats beginning to surface in New York restaurants. FW: Why do you think Italian food is so popular and, although there are many restaurants, people still want to cook it at home? LB: To Italians, food and well-being and social comfort are all connected. They are so important. They are willing to give up a lot of things but not that. It brings families together. When you fill the table full of good food, people will come, just like the birds. When it comes to the holidays, consider dinner without reservations karenFELDMAN firstname.lastname@example.org COURTESY PHOTO Chris Kimball on the set of Americas Tests kitchen from Cooks Illustrate.COURTESY PHOTO Linda Bastianich on the set of Lidias Italy. 1 i ta 2 3, k y y in st
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C22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 19-25, 2009 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY THE 2009-2010 SEASON The Philharmonic Center for the Arts OPERA AT THE PHIL La TraviataFeb. 1 RigolettoFeb. 27 Die FledermausMarch 18BALLET AT THE PHILGeorge Balanchines The NutcrackerNov. 28-29Miami City Ballet 1Jan. 19-20The Royal Winnipeg BalletJan. 25Miami City Ballet 2Feb. 9-10The Tchaikovsky Ballet TheatreFeb. 14The Moscow Festival BalletMarch 1Miami City Ballet 3March 16-17THE NAPLES PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRAThe Naples Philharmonic Chamber EnsembleNov. 22Classics No. 2: From Beethoven to BernsteinDec. 3-5The Naples Philharmonic Chamber EnsembleDec. 6Hallelujah!First Presbyterian Church, Naples Dec. 12 Holiday PopsDec. 15-20 A Tribute to the BeatlesDec. 21-22 Happy New Year!Dec. 31The Naples Philharmonic Chamber EnsembleJan. 3Classics No. 3: Symphonic JourneysJan. 7-9Pops No. 1, Lets Dance Jan. 12-17Renee Fleming in ConcertJan. 23Reaching Out No. 1, Beethovens SeventhFirst Presbyterian Church, Bonita Springs Jan. 28Reaching Out No. 1, Beethovens SeventhWesley United Methodist Church, Marco Island Jan. 29Classics No. 4: Beauty and Destiny Feb. 4-7Brass at the BalletTemple Shalom, Naples Feb. 11Sypert Salon Series No. 5Feb. 14Pops No. 2: From Ragtime to Riches: An Irving Berlin TributeFeb. 16-21Classics No. 5: Rachmaninoff to RavelMarch 4-7Reaching Out No. 2, Mendelssohns Italian SymphonyFirst Presbyterian Church, Bonita Springs March 11Reaching Out No. 2, Mendelssohns Italian SymphonyWesley United Methodist Church, Marco Island March 12Pops No. 3: Favorite Melodies: Classic to CelticMarch 23-28Reaching Out Chamber No. 2: Mozart & MendelssohnTemple Shalom, Naples April 8Classics No. 6: Musical LandscapesApril 15-16Magic Carpet No. 1: Woodwinds!April 17 A Swinging Benny Goodman TributeApril 22Pops No. 4: A Long and Winding Road: The ConcertApril 27-30, May 1-2Classics No. 7: Mozarts Jupiter SymphonyMay 7-8Blue Jeans & Bluegrass! with CherryholmesMay 13Magic Carpet No. 2: Brass!May 15Major/Minor No. 2 with the Philharmonic Youth OrchestraMay 16The Naples Philharmonic Chamber OrchestraMay 18Magic Carpet No. 3: Percussion!May 22Pictures at an ExhibitionMay 23Star Spangled Spectacular!May 27-29Magic Carpet No. 4: Strings!May 29BROADWAY AT THE PHIL The Color PurpleDec. 8-13 An inspiring musical about hope and the healing power of love.ChicagoDec. 26-28 A triumphant hit musical that has won six Tony Awards.A Chorus LineJan. 26-31 A musical for everyone who has ever had a dream and put it all on the line.Little House on the Prarie with Melissa GilbertMarch 9-14 A beloved celebration of early Americana.In the HeightsMarch 29-April 3 Life in a vibrant Manhattan community, where the coffee is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music.XanaduApril 23-25 A hilarious trip back to 1980 California.CABARET AT THE PHILOttmar Liebert and Luna NegraJan. 8-9Three Men and a Baby Grand!Jan. 12-13Kathy Halenda in The Brassy Broads of BroadwayJan. 15-16Frank Ferrante in An Evening with GrouchoJan. 22-23Singer actress Lainie KazanFeb. 5-6Chicago City Limits: WikiphobiaFeb. 17-18Broadway headliner James NaughtonFeb. 19-20Singer/actress Nikki BlonskyFeb. 26-27Karen Akers in SouvenirsMarch 2-3Ken Page in Page by PageMarch 5-6Broadway leading lady Kelli OHaraMarch 19-20Louise Pitre in From Piaf to BroadwayMarch 26-27VARIETY Bjorn AgainNov. 22Dave Koz & Friends: A Smooth Jazz ChristmasNov. 30 The Smothers Brothers ShowDec. 1The Brave Tin SoldierDec. 2-3
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 19-25, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 Naples Daily News naplesnews.comBonita Daily News BonitaNews.com choice CHAMPION2009southwest orida THE 2009-2010 SEASON The Philharmonic Center for the ArtsAmerican VoicesJan. 4 With Crystal Gayle, Larry Gatlin and Andy CooneyBernadette PetersDec. 5Bob NewhartDec. 6Woody Allen & His New Orleans Jazz BandDec. 29Tony BennettJan. 10Itzhak PerlmanJan. 11 Redneck TenorsJan. 17-18Jason Alexander Jan. 17My Name is VincentDavid Noard portrays Vincent van Gogh. Jan. 21David Copperfield: An Intimate Evening of Grand IllusionJan. 21Debby Boone, Reflections of RosemaryJan. 24Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte CarloFeb. 2The Detroit Symphony OrchestraLeonard Slatkin, conductor Feb. 11Gladys KnightFeb. 12An Evening with Michael Feinstein: The Sinatra ProjectFeb. 13The Irish RoversFeb. 15 The Reluctant DragonFeb. 24-25Engelbert HumperdinckFeb. 24 Steps in Time with Tommy Tune & and The Manhattan Rhythm KingsFeb. 25Steve TyrellFeb. 26Lily TomlinFeb. 28Chubby Checker & The Wildcats and Lou ChristieMarch 2Band of the Irish Guards Royal Regiment of ScotlandMarch 20The Philharmonic Center ChoraleMarch 21Schleswig-Holstein Festival OrchestraMarch 28Neil Bergs Years of HollywoodApril 5Defending the CavemanApril 6The Peking AcrobatsApril 7Little Anthony & The Imperials Jay & The AmericansApril 8Chita Rivera: My BroadwayApril 9Ed Asner as FDRApril 10Roberta FlackApril 11Pilobolus Dance TheatreApril 12Marvin HamlischApril 13Big Bad Voodoo DaddyApril 18Neil SedakaApril 20 >> Tickets and information: 597-1900 or www.thephil.org The Philharmonic Center for the Arts, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples if you go
THE 2009-2010 SEASON TheatreZoneMan of LaMancha Dec. 3-13, select dates A play-within-a-play based on Cervantes Don Quixote, this is a poignant story of a dying man whose impossible dream takes over his mind. His dream is Everymans dream. His tilting at windmills is Everymans great adventure.High SpiritsJan. 7-17, select dates Based on Blithe Spirit and starring Georgia Engel, this is the story of a fussy, cantankerous novelist who is haunted (literally) by the ghost of his first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira.The Beast of BroadwayMarch 4-14, select dates In this world premiere, Hal Linden takes on one of the strongest and most complex characters of his long and illustrious career in a behind-the-scenes look at the workings of the intense, inventive mind of producer David Merrick.Gotta Sing, Gotta DanceApril 22-25 A jazz club-style evening starring Lee Roy Reams.I Love My WifeJune 10-20, select dates This delightful Cy Coleman musical is about a would-be mnage-a-quatre: two couples who want to plunge into liberated mutual sexuality but only manage to get their toes wet. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC24 A&E WEEK OF NOVEMBER 19-25, 2009 Indulge Yourself Seven Days A Week Call me! Lets do dinner... Angelina Half Price Bottles of wine on Sunday and Monday up to $150 Half prices appetizers in the lounge all night, 7 days a weekLive Musicworld-renowned pianist & composer Kary RegraguiEvery Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday7:00 10:00 p.m. Indulge. Its Italian, Redefined. 24041 S. TAMIAMI TRAIL, BONITA SPRINGS 239.390.3187 | WWW.ANGELINASOFBONITASPRINGS.COM HONORING CLASSIC CONVEYANCE BY LAND, SEA AND AIR.Thursday, December 3 Sunday, December 6, 2009including The Antique and Classic Yacht Rendezvous The Concours dElegance of Automobiles The Antique and Classic Airplane Fly-In about the legendary Ocean Reef ClubPLEASE CALL FOR RESERVATIONS305-367-5874 or email email@example.com Registration Fee: $375.00 + 7.5% tax per person Special Lodging Rate: $230.00 + tax and daily service charge OCEAN REEF CLUBTHE VINTAGE WEEKEND O H E 15th ANNUAL 35 Ocean Reef Drive Suite 200 Key Largo, Florida 33037 www.OceanReef.com >> Tickets and information: (888) 9663352, www.theatrezone orida.com >> Location: In G&L Theatre on the campus of Community School of Naples, 13275 Livingston Road if you go LINDEN ENGEL Thursday, november 26 Serving 12noon till 9pm THANKSGIVING DAY Appetizers EntresShrimp Cocktail.................................... $12.95 Fried Calamari...................................... $12.95Oysters in the half shell...................... $13.95Oysters Rockerfeller............................ $13.95 Traditional Roast Turkey.............. $16.95 Baked Ham............................................. $16.95 Roast Leg of Lamb............................ $19.95 Long Island Duckling....................... $19.95 Broiled Swordfish.............................. $21.95 Prime Rib of Beef............................. $21.95 Live Maine Lobster........................... $21.95 Filet Mignon......................................... $23.95Entres include, cream of mushroom soup or fresh garden salad, choice of baked, mashed or candied yams, fresh green beans or squash, hot rolls and butter, mince meat or pumpkin pie. Make your reservations today! Call 774-1880Childrens menu available
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 19-25, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C25 NEW YORK If you want to see the best theater, Broadways the place to be. During a short trip to New York City, I took in as many shows as possible: four on Broadway and an excursion off-Broadway to see two more. (Unfortunately, one of the off-Broadway shows, A Lifetime Burning, has since closed.) Two of the musicals I saw are coming to Southwest Florida this season: Jersey Boys will play at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers Feb. 17-March 7, and In the Heights will be at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Naples from March 29-April 3. If youre going to New York City for Thanksgiving or the holidays, heres what you should catch.Jersey BoysAugust Wilson Theatre Believe all the hype about Jersey Boys. In this instance, its all true. Jersey Boys is a knockout, entertaining musical that grabs you from the start and never lets go. I always grow a little leery when people start using superlatives about a show. I think it creates unrealistic expectations, and what show can live up to that? But this one does. It begins with high energy and somehow manages to keep up the intensity throughout. Whereas too many musicals are cheap imitations, Jersey Boys is shiny and bright, like a sustained trumpet blast. The Jersey boys of the title are Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Their songs Sherry, Walk Like a Man and Big Girls Dont Cry among them have long been well known, but general knowledge about the men behind the hits was lacking. Jersey Boys is their story. Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice cleverly structured the musical so that sequentially each singer narrates the tale of how they found each other, found their sound, found success, and then floundered. They also wrote the show so that all the music by Bob Gaudio and Bob Crewe is performed in natural settings, such as nightclubs, recording studios and stages. About the boys Some of these guys were from the wrong side of the tracks, and did time for their crimes. But when they got together and sang, the sounds were sweet and romantic. You know theyre going to find each other and form a group. Yet, when they do, and when they sing together for the first time, its a definite goosebump moment. With Mr. Vallis falsetto leading the way, they discover their trademark sound. The Broadway cast stars Jarrod Spector as Mr.Valli, Sebastian Arcelus as Mr. Gaudio, Matt Bogart as Nick Massi and Dominic Nolfi as Tommy DeVito. Peter Gregus portrays Mr. Crewe, the recording producer who wrote the groups lyrics. Jersey Boys includes more than a dozen of The Four Seasons hits, including My Eyes Adored You, Dawn (Go Away), Lets Hang On (To What Weve Got), Bye Bye Baby, Cmon Marianne, Cant Take My Eyes Off You and Who Loves You. Showing both the glitter and the pain of show biz, its the real deal. In the HeightsRichard Rodgers Theatre In the Heights is the next evolution of musical theater. In some ways, its as classical as traditional theater, telling the story of a group of people whove come to the United States and want to better themselves. Its about people pursuing the age-old American dream, to work your way up from where you were to where you want to be. In other ways, however, its like no other musical on Broadway, incorporating hip-hop, salsa and merengue in the score a score that won composer and lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda a Tony Award. (In the Heights also received Tonys for Best Musical, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations.) Its modern, its gritty. Its about life in the Heights Washington Heights, a northern Manhattan neighborhood populated predominantly by people from the Dominican Republic. Whos who in the Heights This is an ensemble piece, featuring Usnavi (Javier Munoz), a bodega owner whos in love with Vanessa (Marcy Harriell), who wants to move out of the barrio and live downtown. Meanwhile, Nina (Mandy Gonzalez), the first in her family to go off to college, winds up dropping out because she has to work two jobs to pay for school and cant keep her grades up. Shes just lost her scholarship and doesnt know how to tell her family. Olga Merediz, as Abuela Claudia, mothers everyone in the neighborhood and stops the show with her solo, Paciencia y Fe (Patience and Faith). A number of plots all weave together over three days time in the neighborhood. The set alone is spectacular: a realistic street scene with apartments and stores (a nail salon, bodega and car-service business), with the George Washington Bridge towering regally in the background. (People were actually taking photos of the set before the show began.) The music is a burst of energy: fresh, humorous, vital. And the dancing practically explodes off the stage. In the Heights has just begun a national tour; thats whats coming to the Phil in March. A movie adaptation is being filmed and should be released in 2010. Alfred Hitchcocks The 39 StepsThe Helen Hayes Theatre You dont have to see Alfred Hitchcocks 1935 film of the same name in order to enjoy this show, but if you do, it will help you wring every last drop of humor out of an amazingly inventive production. Its as if someone led four actors onto an almost-bare stage with a minimal amount of props and said, Here, reenact that Hitchcock movie, The 39 Steps. And so they do, with great zeal and a delicious blend of both high and low humor. It appears slapdash and improvised, but in reality, its very carefully choreographed. The cast of Arnie Burton, Jeffrey Kuhn, Sean Mahon and Jill Paice portray all of the characters in the movie, switching from one to another in less than a seconds time. The plot revolves around Richard Hannay (Sean Mahon), whos falsely accused of killing a counterespionage spy (who manages to say the 39 steps before dying.) He goes on the run, while also trying to prevent a spy ring from taking important secrets out of the country. A great adventure The destination in The 39 Steps isnt as important as the journey, which is incredibly fun.The New York Times called the play absurdly enjoyable, and it is. Its also sheer genius, incorporating all sorts of humor: physical, visual, slapstick, verbal. This quartet of actors does it all, with perfect pitch. The play also pays tribute to other Hitchcock movies, including The Birds, Psycho, Vertigo and North by Northwest. Theres even a Hitchcock cameo. Based on an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon, and adapted by Patrick Barlow, its directed by Maria Aitken, who doesnt let the pace lag one bit. At the beginning of the show, Mr. Hannay, sitting in an easy chair, declares his desire for something mindless and trivial. Something utterly pointless. Then he perks up. I know! he says. Ill go to the theater! The 39 Steps might give the appearance of possibly being mindless and trivial, but its quite astute. Not only will it make you laugh, it will reacquaint you with the magic of theater the creativity and the sense of lets pretend. The show is slated to close Jan. 10, but theres talk of staging it off-Broadway again.Fuerza Bruta: Look UpDaryl Roth Theatre Fuerza Bruta: Look Up isnt a musical, although it includes music. Its not a drama, although its quite theatrical. Its an explosion of music, lights, dance a happening, if you will. Part rave, part dance performance. Its everything. The show is set in a dark, cavernous space, and attendees stand throughout the 50-minute performance, from time to time guided by staffers to step forward or move back to make room for the actors. Were given a series of vignettes, all set to Gaby Kerpels electronica/hiphop/World music, that dont tell a story but appear more as impressions, or short stories in motion. Theres a man in a white suite on a giant, raised treadmill. First walking and then running, he has to dodge obstacles and people who suddenly appear before him. He runs through walls. Hes shot. He walks up a row of stairs and opens the door, standing on the precipice. Then a man and a woman, suspended in the air by bungee cords, run and jump on what appear to be opposite sides of a moon. Then a group of people performs a stomping, frenzied dance in a house and wind up destroying it, gleefully tossing the pieces about. Created and directed by Argentinean Diqui James, Fuerza Bruta (which means Brute Force) is like nothing else Ive experienced in theater. I found it mysterious, hypnotic, intriguing. I suspect its not meant to be analyzed as much as its meant to be simply experienced and enjoyed. Ending with a splash A clear ceiling reveals four women gliding about in water, like 21st century Esther Williamses. Lights flash in the darkness. Thumping music throbs. Then the ceiling lowers, and youre face to face with these modern mermaids. You can lift your hands and touch them through the plastic. The whole thing ends like a giant rave, the space turned into a giant dance floor for everyone there. At $70, its a little steep for only 50 minutes of performance. And I found myself wishing at times that theyd pushed a little further, done a little more with each scene. But still, its a mind-blowing experience. And something like this will certainly never come to Southwest Florida. THE 2009-2010 SEASON Broadway The best of Broadway, on and offTWO GREAT SHOWS FROM THE GREAT WHITE WAY ARE MAKING THEIR WAY TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDABY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com COURTESY PHOTOIn the Heights
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 19-25, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 BROADWAY SERIES Spring Awakening Jan. 26-31 Broadways most talked about new musical is now the biggest Tony Award Winner in years. Spring Awakening is the groundbreaking fusion of morality, sexuality and rock n roll that has awakened Broadway like no other musical in years. Winner of eight Tony Awards, including best musical, Spring Awakening celebrates the unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood.Jersey Boys The story of Frankie Valli & The Four SeasonsFeb. 17-March 7 This is the story of how four bluecollar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide all before they were 30. Jersey Boys, winner of the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album and 2006 Tony Award for best musical, features their hit songs Sherry, Big Girls Dont Cry, Rag Doll, Oh What a Night and Cant Take My Eyes Off You.Cirque Dreams IlluminationMarch 16-21 Journey with fascination into the depths of a city that ignites with illumination when Cirque Dreams imagination, suspense and theatrical innovation turns everyday ordinary into bright and extraordinary. Audiences of all ages will marvel as city dwellers reinvent familiar objects, balance on wires, leap tall buildings and redefine the risks of flight in a story filled with astounding occurrences. Cirque Dreams critically acclaimed dazzling costumes come alive to the sounds of jazz, ballroom, pop and more in this original score. Disneys Beauty and the BeastApril 13-18 Disneys Beauty and the Beast, the smash hit Broadway musical, is based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film. This eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of more than 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers, including Be Our Guest and the beloved title song. VARIETY SERIESEdison Choir and Orchestra Nov. 23Roger Daltrey Nov. 27The Irish Tenors Christmas Nov. 28Edison Concert Dec. 1Spirit of the Gulf Dec. 6Edison Jazz Band Concert Dec. 7A Sandi Patty Christmas Dec. 11MoNiqu, The Queen of ComedyDec. 12Moscow Ballets The Great Russian Nutcracker Dec. 28Salute to Vienna Jan. 2GROOVALOO Winners of NBC Superstars of Dance Jan. 11Paul Anka Jan. 20Chris MacDonald Memories of Elvis Jan. 21Richard Naders Solid Gold Doo Wop and Rock & Roll Jan. 22Community Concerts Carmen Jan. 24Community Concerts Moscow Symphony Orchestra Feb. 1Tim Conway & Friends Feb. 4Community Concerts Don Quixote Feb. 10The Moody Blues sponsored locally by Wachovia/Wells Fargo March 10Community Concerts Mannheim Presslar and Orchestra March 11Community Concerts Cleveland Orchestra March 22Capitol Steps March 25Bill Cosby March 26The Beach Boys featuring Mike Love and Bruce JohnstonApril 2 Edison Spring Choir and Orchestra April 11Edison Jazz Band Spring Concert April 20Edison Spring Band ConcertApril 25High School Musical AwardsMay 17 >> Tickets: Tickets are may be purchased by calling the box of ce at 481-4849 or online at www. bbmannpah.com or by mail. >> Information: www.bbmannpah.com >> Location: The Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall is located on the Fort Myers campus of Edison State College at the corner of Summerlin Road and College Parkway. if you go COSBY ANKA THE 2009-2010 SEASON Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
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THE 2009-2010 SEASON Gulfshore PlayhouseHonour, BY JOANNA MURRAY-SMITH Jan. 22-31 (previews Jan. 20-21) What happens when a comfortable, upper middle-class, middle-aged marriage suddenly stalls? When shared values and responsibilities no longer coalesce? A provocative drama that challenges our notion of honor, our sense of decency and our belief that love will prevail.Beau Jest, BY JAMES SHERMANFeb. 19-March 7 (preview Feb. 18) When her parents dont approve of Sarah Goldmans choice of boyfriend, she begrudgingly hires an out-of-work actor to portray their idea of an ideal mate. Hilarity ensues in this charming family comedy. If youve ever been a parent or a child, you can relate to the zany relations in this charming family comedy.A Dolls House, BY HENRIK IBSENMarch 26-April 11 (previews March 24-25) Nora is a happy housewife, devoted to her husband, playful with her children, fun and frivolous with those around her. She doesnt have a worry in the world. Or does she? Known as the door slam heard around the world, this play features one of the most famous, and scandalous, climaxes in all of 19-century drama. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC30 A&E WEEK OF NOVEMBER 19-25, 2009 The Weatherburn Gallery, 452 Bayfront Place, Naples, FL 34102 Visit us on the web at Weatherburn.comThe Weatherburn GalleryProudly Presents Five Exceptional New ArtistsWarren Chang Todd Williams Martina Dieul Patricia Shistle Scott Royston Saturday, November 28th 5:30 8:00pm November 29th January 16th 2010Opening Night: Exhibition Dates:Gallery HoursTuesday Saturday 11am 5pm Sunday Noon 5 pmRSVP: (239) 263-8008 >> Tickets: $15-$38 >> Information: (866) 811-4111, www. gulfshoreplayhouse.org. >> Location: All performances are at The Norris Center, 755 Eighth Avenue South if you go
ON THE MAIN STAGE IN BLACKBURN HALLCrimes of the Heart Nov. 25-Dec. 19 The colorful McGrath sisters (one just shot her husband because she didnt like his looks) reunite at their family home in Mississippi to confront their past crimes and present foibles with grit, gumption and Southern good humor.Almost, Maine Jan. 13-Feb. 6 A quirky set of characters, in a collection of loosely linked vignettes, are moved by the same February night sky in northern Maine to ponder the timeless subject of love lost and found.Fiddler on the RoofMarch 3-April 3 The beloved musical about life in Anatevka, the tiny shtetl in Tsarist Russia that is home to Tevye and his family.The Importance of Being Earnest April 21-May 15 Chock-full of witty puns, biting dialogue and smart quips, this brilliantly plotted comedy of manners tells the story of two friends who earnestly create fictional identities as alibis to escape the constraints of proper society in 19th century London.IN THE TOBYE STUDIO BLACK BOX Much Ado About NothingThrough Nov. 21 One of Shakespeares best comedies explores love, hate, jealousy and friendship through the antics of two couples in Sicily.Mauritius Feb. 3-27 In this sunny look at the seedy underbelly of stamp collecting, a pair of misprinted African stamps end up in the hands of two sisters and become the lure for several unsavory characters.Crazy Mary March 24-April 17 This slyly humorous take on responsibility and duty follows the culture clash that ensues between a lock-jawed, button-downed matron and her distant cousin, a long-time sanitarium resident, who is, as the title says, crazy. ETC READERS THEATREAn Evening of New PlaysDec. 4-5 The sixth annual presentation.Foote StepsFeb. 14 A tribute to the late Pulitzer Prizewinning author Horton Foote. The plays are Oil Well and The Dancers.An Affair to Forget!April 11 and 12 Four plays: So Please Be Kind by Frank J. Gilroy, A Sunny Morning by Joaquin Quintero, Barry, Betty and Bill by Rene Taylor and Joseph Bologna, and Footsteps of Doves by Robert Anderson.Classic!May 23 A fulllength comic drama in the spirit of Sheridan, Shaw, Wilde, Aristophanes, Molire and Shakespeare.FILMS ON FIFTHElsa & FredDec. 13 From Argentina, a romantic comedy about two octogenarians.Waltz with BashirJan. 17 An Israeli docu-drama.Son of RambowFeb. 21 From the UK, two boys try to make their own Rambo.TBA March 21KIDZACTThe Nutcracker Goes Pop!Dec. 4-6 at Golden Gate High School THE 2009-2010 NEW SEASON Naples Players >> Tickets: 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org >> Location: 701 Fifth Avenue South if you go NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 19-25, 2009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C31 Call Bruce Ronty today at 261.4191 for information. Holiday Parties and Christmas Lunches at the Dock and Riverwalk! www.napleswaterfrontdining.com From a lunch for 4 to a cocktail party for 100, or anything in between. Come celebrate the season on the waterfront! 263-9940 263-2734
THE 2009-2010 SEASON Classic Chamber/Opera NaplesOPERA NAPLESVerdis Il Trovatore Jan. 22-24 at Gulf Coast High SchoolA good guy, a bad guy, a distraught noblewoman and a crazy gypsy caught in between.Gounod and Bernsteins Romeo & Juliet Feb. 20-21 at the International Design Center. The worlds favorite love story then and now.Mozarts The Magic FluteMarch 5-6 at Cambier ParkIn a magic realm far, far away, a young prince must rescue the beautiful princess. Will he give in to the dark side or follow the light? >> Tickets and information: Tickets: $25$125 >> Information: (800) 771-1041or www.operanaples.com >> Location: See individual performance details. if you go CLASSIC CHAMBER CONCERTSMajor Leaguers on 5thDec. 7 The Jasper String Quartet Ilya Itin, pianoRussians Return to 5thJan. 18 Julian Milkis, clarinet; Tanya Anisimova, cello; Ilya Itin, pianoQuintet on 5thFeb. 2 Amy Porter, flute; Nancy Ambrose King, oboe; Daniel Gilbert, clarinet; Jeffrey Lyman, bassoon; Adam Unsworth, horn; and special guest Ilya Itin, pianoth Brandenberg on 5thMarch 8 Debut of the Fifth Avenue Chamber Orchestra Maria Nemtsova, piano; William Noll, conductors on 5thMarch 9 A special free concert for subscribersHigh Fives on 5thMarch 15 Debut of the Fifth Avenue Chamber Orchestra and Chorus William Noll, conductorClassical Jazz on 5thApril 26 Antonia Madruga and the Madruga Jazz Quartet >> Tickets and information: 434-8505, www.ClassicChamberConcerts.org, info@ClassicChamberConcerts.org >> Location: Sugden Community Theatre, 701 Fifth Avenue South if you go NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC32 A&E WEEK OF NOVEMBER 19-25, 2009 1550 AIRPORT-PULLING ROAD N., NAPLES (239) 643-1559 Open 6 days a week Lunch 11 a.m. 4 p.m. Dinner 4 p.m. 10 p.m.Free Wi-Fi for our Patrons MONDAY RIBS THURSDAY PRIME RIB EARLY BIRD SPECIALS Monday-Thursday (4-6) Daily Lunch Specials Celebrating 25 Years in Business Dine in Naples most unique atmosphere, Nostalgia reigns Supreme in this Delightful Eatery. Seafood, Steaks, Prime Rib, Soup & Salad bar, BBQ, Pasta Dishes, FULL LIQUOR BAR. Monday Night Football with Wanda 9pm-12am free homemade Chips & SalsaHappy Hour prices Lunch only $1195Prix Fixe Dinner Selections $1695 $24952 Courses plus beverageSun ur 4-6pm Sun ur 6pm-Close OPEN DAILY for DINNER & www.VerginaRestaurant.comVisit our Web site to sign up as a registered customer & receive a FREE gift certicate! 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 Start with a salad or appetizer Such as a Pear Salad or Asian Calamari Move to your Entree Such as Alaskan Surf n Turf or Blackened Ahi Tuna And end your night with a home made dessert like a Florida Creme Brule All for under $25.00 !!! (must present add before ordering)4:30PM-CloseDRINK & APPETIZER SPECIALS AT BAR ONLYHAPPYHOUR3Courses for under$25
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Expansive pool lanai area tile and wood flooring large workshop / storage fenced property horses & pets welcome. Ask for 802NA9026354. 1-866-657-2300 WATCH SUNSETS FROM BALCONY$529,900 Dream home! Custom 5BR/3BA+bonus room. Ultimate views of pristine lake, sparkling pool, & spa! Huge master suite & bath. Ask for 802FM940625. 1-866-657-2300 MODEL HOME CLOSE$499,000 In 2.5 Acres. 4 Bedroom plus Den Three Car Garage Gated with fabulous pool. Waterways model with every upgrade imaginable Ask for 802NA9035071. 1-866-657-2300 OASIS IN PARADISE$400,000 5 Bed + Den 4 Bath This lovely home sits on beautifully manicured property of 4.78 acres that includes 2 ponds. Ask for 802NA8036451. 1-866-657-2300 CONDO W/WRAP AROUND BALCONY$399,900 3 bed 3-1/2 bath Sky Home, Kitchen features granite Counters, Whirlpool Gold stainless appliances, Tile in the Living, Ask for 802NA9033296. 1-866-657-2300 4 BD POOL HOME CLOSE IN$399,000 Wow Former model with all the bells and whistles. 4 bedroom 2 bath 3 car garage, great pool, gated property on 2.50 acr Ask for 802NA9035061. 1-866-657-2300 HEMINGWAY CABIN$399,000 On Private Island. 2 Bed 2 bath beautifully decorated cabin on 4.2 Acre Island in the Fishing Capital of Florida. Private Ferry to Island. Ask for 802NA8017808. 1-866-657-2300 BAYFRONT PLACE$399,000 1bed+den condo. Turnkey, 3 balconies w/ awesome views on top floor.Downtown Naples. Ask for 802NA9003517. 1-866-657-2300 TWO STORY BEAUTY$308,900 RARE FORECLOSURE IN LELY! This property is located in beautiful Lely Resort which has been rated as one of the best comm Ask for 802NA9031118. 1-866-657-2300 CANAL PROPERTY$285,000 Move In Condition. Perfectly maintained property sits on 2.73 acres with canal frontage on a dead end, great location west of 951. Ask for 802NA9033631. 1-866-657-2300 FORT MYERS BEACH CONDO$275,000 Deeded Boat Slip included! Townhouse style condo on 3rd floor, 2 screened lanai's, assigned under building parking, new Ask for 802NA9025389. 1-866-657-2300 BEAUTIFUL 3 BEDROOM 2 BATH$274,400 The original owners of this well maintained condo have methodically and tastefully added upgrades to many of the areas, Ask for 802NA9026365. 1-866-657-2300 BONITA BAY GOLF & LAKE VIEW$250,000 Turnkey Ready Great Value & Lifestyle 2 BD 2BA Pool Spa under building parking Amenities galore. Award Winning Community Ask for 802FM904172. 1-866-657-2300 BEAUTIFUL HOME$249,900 2 bed plus room that can be converted to a 3rd bedroom by adding 1 wall, 209 deep and 380 frontage Ask for 802NA9024393. 1-866-657-2300 VACATION EVERY DAY$239,900 Second floor unit Beautifully appointed Stainless Steel appliances -1,351 sq ft under air luxury pool a must see Ask for 802NA90297. 1-866-657-2300 VINEYARDS COUNTRY CLUB$230,000 3BR/2.5BA+den. Home in Naples. Lowest priced. Ask for 802FM830708. 1-866-657-2300 THE PERFECT SPOT IN NAPLES$215,000 Location, location, location! The perfect spot in Naples. 2BR/2BA end unit. Immaculate condo. Adorable with many extras. Ask for 802FM939641. 1-866-657-2300 ACRES IN GOLDEN GATE$199,000 Over 1 1/2 Built in 2003, pool, deck,over 1500 under air. 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