PRICENEWOFPARADISETHE $1.5 MILBoat slips are available to go with this condo overlooking Venetian Bay.$200KThis 960-square-foot home is just a bridge away from the Gulf. $350KTucked away in Westlake, this 1973 house has several designer touches. "Priced-right properties are being picked off first. BY NANCI THEORETSpecial to Florida Weekly SEE PARADISE, A9 Jeff Koncz has owned several investment homes in Naples the last few years, always managing to make a profit at sale time. Now, with home prices the lowest theyve been in a decade, the Ohio businessman is considering jumping back into the market, but this time as an end user as he eyes retirement. Mr. Koncz plans to come to town later this month to scour existing inventory, fearful if he delays any longer, the good buys will be gone or prices will have started to climb. I sold my investments shortly after the bubble burst, says Mr. Koncz. I was able to make money, but not as ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 15 MINUTES A6 PETS OF THE WEEK A30 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B7 REAL ESTATE B9 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6 & 7 BOOK REVIEW C11 SOCIETY C28 & 29 CUISINE C39 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDEwww.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. II, No. 15 FREE WEEK OF JANUARY 14-20, 2010 DATED MATERIAL PLEASE RUSH POSTMASTER REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: JANUARY 14, 2010 POSTAL CUSTOMER Need support?No matter what ails you, chances are you can find a group that understands what youre going through. A 26 Nearly there"Almost, Maine" has arrived at the Sudgen Community Theatre. C1 Reviewing the FleetA seaworthy tradition continues at The Naples Yacht Club, and other important events around town. C28 & 29 Treatment options More and more patients are considering and trying alternative medicine. B1 Sproul women honored as Humanitarians of the YearThree descendents of Collier County founder and pioneer Barron Gift Collier Sr. have been named Hodges Universitys 2010 Humanitarians of the Year. Juliet Judy Sproul, Katie Sproul and Jennifer Sproul Sullivan have given back to the Naples community in many different ways that reflect a generational continuum supporting projects in the areas of children, the environment and education as well as professional business development. For many years, the Sproul family has generously given of its time and talents to assist in the development of our community and many worthy charitable causes, said Terry McMahan, president of Hodges University. Now, they are passing this dedication to giving on to the next generation. We are delighted to recognize their many contributions through the years by naming them as our 2010 Humanitarians of the Year, he added. Judy Sproul is co-chair of the executive committee and a board member of the Barron Collier Companies, a diversified real estate, agriculture, oil and mineral and investment company. A 36-year resident of Naples, she serves as chairman of the Naples Botanical Garden, is a board member of the Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation and a member of the Gordon River Greenway. She served on the Chairmans Council of the YMCA and was instrumental in the establishment of the Community School of Naples and is a past member of the boards for the Collier campus of Edison College, the Philharmonic Center for the Arts and the Naples Historical Society. She has received numerous awards for her community COURTESY PHOTOJennifer Sullivan, Judy Sproul and Katie SproulSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________SEE HUMANITARIANS, A18 Mike Hughes, vice president of Downing Frye Realty
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The Jesus of turn the other cheek, or the Jesus of wash a prostitutes-feet, or the Jesus who embraced the poor and gave them what he had, or the Jesus of the money-lenders temple, an angry Jesus? I dont know. But at the risk of offending some readers, including one who wrote not long ago to accuse me of harboring a bias against the rich (at least Jesus and I have that in common, if its true, and I argue it isnt), I want to consider the seating policy of one of our most impressive cultural energizers: the Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speakers Series. They exclude single people, poor people or anybody else without money, and I think they should now change their policy in that regard. Naples Town Hall is a private, nonprofit outfit describing itself (accurately) as the premier nonprofit lecture series in Naples, Florida. Continuously operating and producing four lectures per season since 1983, Town Hall was the first to bring cultural programming to the area, and remains the forerunner in presentation of world leaders, experts in the fields of economics, history and science, as well as cultural icons.Wow, huh? World leaders and cultural icons. And they arent kidding. Ehud Olmert, the former prime minister of Israel, spoke earlier this week, on Wednesday, for the first of the series 2010 programs. The Bush brothers, George W. and Jeb, will be the guests of honor in February. Other equally impressive people will appear later in this lecture season to stimulate the community of the privileged, too. Among them: A. Philippe de Montebello. Just uttering his name may be worth the price of admission, which Ill get to in a minute. But hes the director emeritus (after a 31-year tour) of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. B. Malcom Gladwell. This cockylooking Canadian journalist with a Jimi Hendrix haircut is a writer for The New Yorker Magazine and author of Outliers: The Story of Success, among other books. C. Adam Gopnik. Another cockylooking New Yorker writer, hes the author of Paris to the Moon. This guys thin-cheeked, dark Gaulic look suggests hes been sitting on the Left Bank drinking red wine with a burning cigarette dangling from in his hand since he was 6. Both Mr. Gladwell and Mr. Gopnik are the cream of the writing crop, however, and (its fair to say) brilliant. Like the others hired for this remarkable Naples series, theyre world-class humans. By that I mean that they have an effect on cultural progress, if you will, that can outreach our own. Theyre probably fabulous speakers of the change-your-life variety, too. But heres the problem. The Town Hall thing is entirely misnamed, because a town hall event is one open to anyone. In this case, however, only rich people can attend because only they can afford it. And single people not unmarried people, but any lone individual of any age, sex, race, religion or income level are excluded, too. When a friend of ours, a Jewish woman, called the house and asked if my wife, Amy, could find out how she could get a ticket to drive down and see Mr. Olmert, we discovered that she couldnt. And not because they were sold out, said the woman who answered the phone, Alexis. So theres no way an interested member of the public can attend? Amy asked. No, Im afraid not, said Alexis bluntly. Instead, an interested member of the public would have to buy two tickets, which gets you into all four seasonal lectures, whether you want to see the other speakers or not. Minimum price: $550. But you have a couple of options. If you want a cocktail reception, dinner and a 45-minute Q&A with the speaker, you can get your two tickets for $1,275. And if you want to be a benefactor, you can get the two tickets with cocktail reception, dinner, 45-minute Q&A, and invitations to attend pre-lecture private events with the speakers, as well as to dine with one speaker, for $4,500. Business benefactors, who include Florida Weekly, pay up to $5,500. They get an ad in each event brochure, along with two tickets and the social whirl. Theres nothing wrong with any of that, or with those prices, per se; this is how to pay speakers, I would guess. And Im proud that my paper supports this cultural lodestone in Naples. But what would beautifully complement a town hall speakers bureau such as this one is an egalitarian temperament wedded to the cultural vision: a belief that passion for ideas can occur irrespective of income, and that a community, like a town hall, is not an exclusive place at least not in America. Why couldnt some tickets be set aside for those without money, or for those without companions? Why couldnt a philanthropist of the kind we celebrate in Naples buy a block of tickets to be awarded to bright high school seniors who would write their way in? Why not just put such a block at the ticket window, for capture on a first-come, first-served basis? In my mind, the Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speakers Series would then be not only special, but one of a kind or maybe one of a few, since a few others have been known to take this approach from time to time. COMMENTARY Give me your brilliant c t u is o se rogerWILLIAMS firstname.lastname@example.org
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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 Jan. 14, 1969, an explosion aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, the first-ever nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, kills 27 people in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. A rocket accidentally detonated, destroying 15 planes and injuring more than 300 people. On Jan. 15, 1974, the first episode of Happy Days airs, portraying the comic antics of 1950s Milwaukee highschool student Richie Cunningham and his pal Potsie Webber. A minor character, super-cool biker Arthur the Fonz Fonzarelli, soon came to be the shows central character. On Jan. 16, 1919, the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, prohibiting the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes, is ratified and becomes law. Large-scale distribution of alcoholic beverages and organized crime flourished anyway. OPINION If the 1990s were the decade when history ended, in Francis Fukuyamas famous formulation, the 2000s were the decade it came back and human nature exacted its revenge for our fatuousness. The 1990s were prefaced by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, an exhilarating burst of liberty for tens of millions. In the 2000s, Russia backslid into a sullen authoritarianism, and the initially stirring liberations of Iraq and Afghanistan proved more inconclusive than advertised.Major institutions in American life took a battering. The voice of God role of the network news anchor effectively ended when Dan Rather immolated himself with his fake Bush draft story. The Catholic Church was caught covering for priests who had abused young people. Baseball players cheated on a vast scale and the league looked the other way. Corporate America bookended the decade with the tech and the financial bubbles, giving us Ken Lay and Richard Fuld as corporate anti-heroes. A supposed pillar of the New York financial community, Bernie Madoff, turned out to be the rankest crook. The great authorities of the 1990s boom, Alan Greenspan and Robert Rubin, were diminished in the bust of the late 2000s. Two of the Big Three car companies, Chrysler and General Motors, went on the federal dole. The highly touted financial industry its titans once the subject of worshipful coverage in business magazines nearly died in the fall of 2008, brought to the brink by its own folly. The Dow started the decade at 10,000 and ended the decade right back at 10,000.Under old management (the DeLay Republicans) or new (the Pelosi Democrats), Congress stuffed itself with pork and earned the low esteem in which the public held it. The Congress of the 1990s balanced the budget and passed one of the most successful social reforms in decades, welfare reform. The current iteration of Congress is ladling on the debt and is on the verge of passing an ungainly, poorly financed health-care bill that wont reduce costs or improve care.Yes, the 2000s had its heroes. The firefighters running into burning buildings on 9/11. The troops fighting our wars. Capt. Chesley Sullenberger landing in the Hudson. But a motto of the decade could have been put your faith not in men. A paragon of probity as unassailable as Tiger Woods could be exposed as something entirely different within the space of a few days. The 2000s didnt feature the convulsive internal shocks of the 1960s or the crisis atmosphere of the 1970s, when the Soviets were on the march and the economy was stuck in a stagflationary gear. But a drip-drip of disappointments made it a decade of disillusion. No wonder the national mood is characterized by doubt and anxiety, and on the right, left and in between a bristling populist spirit distrustful of established authority. Through democratic accountability, the rigors of the market and the wide latitude liberty provides for individual initiative, the American system has always reinvigorated itself. It will again provided we dont block the wellsprings of renewal with an administrative state operating outside democratic consent, an increasingly politicized economy, and burdensome taxation and regulation. Then, well have cause to look back on the 2000s fondly. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.BY RICH LOWRYLets call it the decade of disillusion GUEST OPINION The chorus of loud criticism of President Barack Obama is a reminder that every new occupant of the White House has a presidential learning curve. There is no such thing as an instant president. They all have to learn the hard way. Fans and foes alike seem to be ganging up on the newcomer as he approaches his first anniversary in office. Hopeful Republican antagonists are wondering whether he can win a second term premature as that speculation may be. Some one-time Obama supporters are disillusioned because of the great expectations fostered by Obamas soaring rhetoric during the long presidential campaign. Democratic progressives now feel let down because they had assumed the new president was a liberal who believed that the government should initiate New Deal-style programs to get the country back on its feet. Instead, he has conducted his first year in office as a cautious centrist, guided by a more moderate social philosophy than had been generally assumed. I keep seeing his legislative experience both in the Illinois Legislature and the U.S. Senate coming to the fore in his quickness to compromise and to let dealmaking chug along. It seems that the president is operating on the theory that something is better than nothing, a questionable concept when you look at the forthcoming compromise health-care-reform bill. The emerging legislation will force some 30 million people to buy insurance or be penalized, creating a bonanza for the fatcat insurance companies that shelled out millions to encourage Congress to drop any government-provided health plan. Proponents of a government-run health-insurance plan the public option that would compete with the bloated private insurers never had a chance. Obama told The Washington Post in an interview: I didnt campaign on the public option. As a result, there was no place at the White House table to argue for the need for a government-sponsored health plan. The disillusioned now complain that Obama is just another politician. In foreign policy, Obama made it clear in his presidential campaign that he considered Afghanistan a big problem in the struggle against global terrorism. But his questionable decision to dispatch 30,000 more troops to what is known as the graveyard of empires has widely evoked comparisons with the Vietnam quagmire. On the home front, former President George W. Bush left his successor the painful legacy of the Great Recession, a calamity that strangely inspired Obama and Bush to rush to the rescue of some of the major Wall Street firms. The big banks have shown their gratitude by brushing off loan applicants, while Wall Street which was hugely responsible for the economic bust is trying to block any new government regulations aimed at controlling the way it does business. Obama has been faulted for making too many compromises and failing to take a firm stand against his Republican opponents in Congress. He mistakenly thought that Congress would want to do the right thing to tackle the nations needs in a bipartisan way. Think again. Instead, the president soon discovered that it took political bribes and shameful concessions to win the support of greedy senators who were playing hard to get for their votes on the health bill. The national-security critics led by the insatiable former Vice President Dick Cheney seem to forget that the Sept. 11 catastrophe and the torture and detention horrors happened on the Bush administration watch. Like all presidents, Obama is finding that the honeymoon is over. helenTHOMAS Special to Florida Weekly Obamas honeymoon is over
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 14-20, 2010 paradise nicely priced Our strongest market continues to be below half a million dollars, and particularly below $250,000. Being able to get a home below $250,000 is the American dream. Mike Hughes, media relations director for the Naples Area Board of Realtors SR 29I-75 I-75 41 41TAMIAMI TRAI L ALLIGATOR ALLE Y PALM BEACH BLVDIMMOKALEE RD OIL WELL RDCleveland Ave N 15TH STCollier BlvdSR 29SR 29TAMIAMI TRAILBurnt Store RoadDaniels Pkwy Colonial BlvdGulf of Mexico LEE COUNTY LEE COUNTY CHARLOTTE COUNTY COLLIER COUNTY COLLIER COUNTY $200,000>> $199,900: A box of a home built in 1974 but recently remodeled and on a Gulf-seeking canal. This two-bedroom, one-bath property on Captains Cove in the Sabal Shores neighborhood has just 960 square feet of living space, granite countertops and new appliances, and is just a bridge away from the Gulf. Listed by Karen Sweatlock, John R. Wood Realtors >> $199,900: More than twice the living space (1,985 square feet), this 2005-built two-story townhouse in Mariposa has three bedrooms, two baths and a loft den and offers the amenities of its gated community: clubhouse, pool and exercise room. Listed by Joe Belz, Prestige Properties of South Florida 41 $350,000>> $350,000: A Better Homes & Gardens award-winner, this threebedroom home in the tucked-away neighborhood of Westlake features a designers touch. Local interior designer James Little created the transitional ambience for partner and Realtor Glenn Bradley. The 1973 house, which was featured in the magazine, is just a 12-minute jog to the beach and 15 minutes walking distance to Waterside Shops. It also has upscale nishes such as stone countertops, Italian ooring and tiled bath. Listed by Glenn C. Bradley, Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate >> $350,000: This two-bedroom, two-bath condo in Windstar on Naples Bay would have sold for $550,000plus in 2005, says Realtor Harley Conrad. A fourthoor penthouse that seems to oat within the trees, the condo serves up views of Naples Bay, Port Royal and surrounding golf holes and is just ve minutes from Fifth Avenue South. Listed by Harley Conrad, VIP Realty Group R29 2 IMMOKALEE RD N 15TH ST S T T SR 29 9 R NTY LLIER COUNTY 41 41 H BLVD H SR 29 E COUN OL $600,000>> $599,000: This four-bedroom, two-bath courtyard home has a surprising location for its price: Naples Park. On 110th Avenue North in an enclave of similarly newer homes, this property, built in 2005, has nearly 3,000 square feet of living space and luxury features youd see in country club homes and those on the beach: an outdoor kitchen, a one-bedroom cabana with kitchenette, and granite, hardwood and slate nishes. Plus, Its exactly four blocks to the beach, says listing agent Susan Myhelic. Listed by Susan Myhelic, Gulf Breeze Real Estate >> $599,000: With a prestigious address in Pelican Bay, this furnished two-bedroom, two-bath condo lives like a single-family home, but without many of the maintenance hassles, says Realtor and owner Amy Fineberg. It also has granite countertops, Bernhardt furniture and a long rental history. Similar units sold in the mid$700,000s just ve years ago. Listed by Amy Fineberg, Downing Frye Realty 41 PALM BEACH EACH LEE CO $750,000>> $749,000: In one of Naples newest golf communities, The Quarry, this four-bedroom, 3-bath, never-beenlived-in home was built in 2006 and offers more than 2,800 square feet of living space. Its large lanai has a pool and spa and access to a private boat dock that will accommodate a 26-foot vessel. Listed by Bill Verdonk, John R. Wood Realtors TA M COLLIER COUNTY 0 0 9 00 : A box o f a home 4 b ut recent l y remo d e l e d u lf-seekin g canal. This m, oneb at h p ro p ert y o n o ve in the S abal S hores o d has j ust 960 square g s pa ce gr anite counter e w app li ances, an d i s j ust w ay from the Gulf. Listed w eatlock, John R. Wood >> $ 199,900: Mo re t ha n tw ic e th e livin g space ( 1,985 square feet ) this 2005-built two-stor y townhouse in M ar i po sa h as t h ree b e d room s, two ba th s an d a lo ft d en a nd o ff ers th e amenities of its gated community: clubhousepoolandexerciseroom $200 ,0 0 >> $199 ,9 b u il t i n 197 and on a G u twob e d roo C aptains Co nei g hborho o f eet o f livi ng tops an d n e a brid g e a w b y Karen Sw R ea l tor s many o f t h e ma i ntenance ha says Realtor and owner A my I t a l so h as gr an i te countert o Bernhardt f urniture and a lo histor y Similar units sold in $ 700,000s j ust ve years ag b y A my Fi ne b erg, D own i ng F Over $1.5 Million>> What You Get for $1,599,000: This three-bedroom condo in the Ardissone, a cluster of ve four-story villa-styled buildings, only overlooks Venetian Village and promises owners the opportunity to have a boat in the back yard, should they opt to buy an available slip. The only other way to have a boat in this area is to live in a single-family home, says listing agent Tracey Young. For any other condos, the owners probably have to get in a car and drive to their boat. A recent remodel added the third bedroom and a bonus room to its 2,845 square feet. Listed by Tracey Young, Prudential Florida Realty 29 2 r Blvd OIL WELL RD I-75 I 75 Collier $15.9 MillionThis six-bedroom home offers a Port Royal address on Kings Town Drive and plenty of room to spread out. Its nearly 9,400 square feet of living space is decked out with tray ceilings, limestone oors and a 1,000-bottle wine room. Theres also a concrete oating boat dock. The home is offered furnished. Listed by Tim Savage, Gulf Coast International Properties
WEEK OF JANUARY 14-20, 2010 NEWS A9 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com much as I could have. This time, its a juggling act. As I buyer I dont want to overpay. The fear of missing out on a good deal is driving many new buyers into the market, according to local real estate agents who say December was a banner month. We closed out 2009 on a real strong note, says Mike Hughes, vice president and general manager of Downing Frye Realty and media relations director for the Naples Area Board of Realtors. December was our best month of the entire year. Generally, he adds, January through Easter are his offices busiest months. Realtors say pent-up demand, low interest rates and that anxiety about missing the boat helped push up December sales and should keep the momentum going into 2010. I think some buyers were here in December to beat the winter residents, says Mr. Hughes. They wanted first crack at whats available, and didnt want to assume it will be around in four or five or six months. Pricedright properties are being picked off first. Its definitely a buyers market, and those on the hunt are finding the deals, with homes priced significantly less than they were five years ago. The under-$250,000 market which was virtually non-existent four years ago, when the median price of a home in Naples edged into the $500,000s continues to dominate local real estate, especially with foreclosures and short sales that drove down the median price to $129,000 in November. Its also the markets most active price range, with more sales than any other price point, according to NABOR reports. Our strongest market continues to be below half a million dollars, and particularly below $250,000, says Mr. Hughes. Single-family homes, especially those at the lower end, always sell well, he adds. Being able to get a home below $250,000 is the American dream. The lowest rung can also be the trickiest to negotiate, however, because of those short sales and foreclosures. Would-be buyers, according to some agents, have waited upward of eight months for bank approval on a short sale and have gone into bidding wars as they attempt to land that deal of the lifetime. Location, location, locationThis old real estate adage influences what and where a buyer gets at a specific price point. Single-family homes in the lower range, especially those in Naples proper, are usually older and often lacking a garage or a second bathroom. Buyers looking for proximity to the city center and a built-in-the-last-decade timeline will find deals in condos, which generally offer more living space for the price. Travel east of Interstate 75 and the opportunities increase, says Joe Belz, a Realtor with Prestige Properties of South Florida. His Mariposa town home listing at $199,900 is competing with larger homes in Golden Gate Estates. Its been on the market for nearly four months, twice as long as most listings, Mr. Belz says. The condo market is a little tougher now because of financing. Also, buyers realize they can take Pine Ridge another four miles east and get a single-family home and an acre of land for the same price. Other buying paradoxes: $750,000 for a 2,000-square-foot, 40-year-old home in The Moorings, a traditional neighborhood, or the same price for 800 additional square feet in The Quarry, a new community chock full of amenities east of I-75. At the lower end, Mr. Belz says, homes closer to the city center and priced under $200,000 can be found but not easily. Theres a bigger selection of newer and nicer homes for under $200,000 out in the Estates, he says. There isnt a lot of inventory in town, but sale prices in places like Willoughby Acres, Naples Park and Palm River are out there.Location vs. lifestyleBuyers will also find pricier homes in surprising places. A four-bedroom courtyard home in Naples Park registers at nearly $600,000 well below what it would have sold for a few years ago, according to listing agent Susan Myhelic, owner of Gulf Breeze Real Estate. It was originally listed in 2008 for $799,000, she says. Weve had junk in Naples Park going for $350,000 and $400,000 in the past. Ms. Myhelic expected an offer last week, noting the homes selling points include its four-block walk to the beach. And west of 41 is west of 41, she says. Location within walking and jogging distance of the beach and Waterside Shops factors into the $350,000 asking price of Realtor Glenn Bradleys personal home in Westlake, an ungated neighborhood with a handful of treelined streets between Goodlette-Frank Road and Tamiami Trail, south of Pine Ridge Road. Its certainly about the location but also the lifestyle, he says. There really are deals in every neighborhood, even in Naples proper. And that lifestyle could also sway a buyer from more remote areas. I deal with the location dilemma every day, says Bill Verdonk, a Realtor with John R. Wood Realtors whos representing a $749,000 home in the east-of-the-interstate Quarry. People come to Naples and they want to be right by the beach or in Pelican Bay. Theyll look at the product, and half will pick the older product because of its location. Others, he says, will choose Golden Gate Estates for its privacy. I find people who live in the Estates dont want to be so close to other people. Id like that, he adds, but my wife likes to have neighbors.Procrastinators bewareWhether buyers are searching for a $200,000 home or $2 million estate, the underlying theme right now is its a buyers market, but with one caveat: For how long? People shouldnt think the opportunity will be there forever. In my mind, it wont, says Mr. Hughes. The inventory is going to sell off. You have to keep in mind that pricing is related to supply and demand. In 2005, the supply was limited and that drove up pricing. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 14-20, 2010 UNDERCOVER HISTORIAN As in every coastal community, Naples waterfront is rich with historyIts impossible to come to Naples and not think of water: the Gulf, Wiggins Pass, Gordon Pass, Naples Bay, Gordon River, Haldeman Creek the list goes on. These waters were the very life source of sustainability and safety for early inhabitants, and today these same waters are essential to the citys identity and quality of life. While Naples waterfront history begins with the pier, the City Docks (formerly Back Bay), Turners Marine and what we now call Tin City, there was an earlier history with the Calusa Indians, who allowed a nomadic seaman, Roger Gordon, to set up camp at the mouth of what is now his namesake, Gordon Pass.Shelling: the foundation of NaplesThe name Calusa, meaning fierce people, came from the languages of the present-day Seminoles and Miccosukee. One of our most valuable contemporary accounts of Calusa life comes from the writings of Hernando de Escalante Fontaneda (1536-1575), a 13-year-old shipwreck surivor who was held the Indians captive for 17 years and who later returned as a guide for Spanish explorers. Archaeologists can take Floridas history back some 12,000 years, give or take a few years, to the Paleo-Indians. By 5,000 BCE, they were living near wetlands in villages that most likely were occupied for multiple generations. Now thats a lot of years to be laying a foundation of shells (shellfish was a main part of their diet), a solid foundation on which Mr. Gordon built his life.Roger Gordons legacyIf Mr. Gordon could come back, hed be mighty surprised to see that the Naples he saw in the 1870s hosts a very different landscape today. Replacing the shell mound he settled upon on the north side of the pass, hed see a tree-lined streetscape (also hosting his name) dotted with grand estates, many of which have graced the cover pages of some of the most prestigious magazines in the world. While the mild tropical climate and the unspoiled shoreline offered Mr. Gordon the same amenities we enjoy today, other luxuries such as roads, stores and communication tools (hollering is not included here) obviously did not exist for him back in the day; yet somehow, in this rugged, unforgiving land of swamp cabbage, swamp lands and dense mangroves (aka, mosquito welcome centers), Mr. Gordon saw paradise a paradise once known only to poisonous snakes, alligators and, of course, the Calusa Indians.Gordon Pass rocky pastThis landmark pass was the point of entry to a protected harbor we now call Naples Bay, which became central to the working waterfront for companies such as the Combs Fish Company (now Kellys Fish House). The pass holds more stories about the Turner Boys than, well, than the Calusa had shells. If Mr. Gordon could peer into the not-so-distant past, hed see his fishing camp later served as the citys resource for road materials. The Old Shell Pit, as it was known, was considered a most appropriate location as it was so far out of town. If we think our roads are rough today, imagine what they would have been like then. No wonder Ed Frank (of Goodlette-Frank Road) had such a successful garage business.Honoring the waterfrontEvery coastal town and city has a waterfront that is as unique as the community itself. While the city of Naples has never actively promoted this one-of-a -ind feature, that is about to change. The Working Waterfront Museum at Tin City is close to completion, and you can see the artist at work through the window. Coming soon to a memory near you, the Wednesday Waterfront Walk will commence under the Gordon River Bridge and meander over to Bayfront Inn and Bayfront (to the History of the Tamiami Trail and the Everglades Museum), to Kellys Fish House and then via water taxi to Naples Bay Resort and the City Docks. To visit the other key waterfront site, the Naples Pier, visit Historic Third Street South on Thursdays. The early inhabitants knew the value of our waterfront, and today its history is being honored. The waterfront did not just create the magic in the place we call home; it is the magic that is essential to the sustainability, identity and quality of life in Naples. BY LOIS BOLIN ____________________Special to Florida Weekly First Class Plumbing of Florida, Inc. The Plumber We Trust First Class Plumbing of Florida, Inc. The Plumber We Trust First Class Plumbing of Florida, Inc. The Plumber We Trust www.FirstClassPlumbing.com239-597-9997 hr. SERVICE!SAVENOW!$COURTESY PHOTOGordon Pass
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 WEEK OF JANUARY 14-20, 2010 Theologian will address Ave Maria founders on MarcoAll are invited to the next Ave Maria University Marco Island Founders Club luncheon beginning at noon Friday, Jan. 22, at the Marco Island Yacht Club. Theologian and author Michael Novak will discuss Entering the Presence of God. A former U.S. ambassador, Mr. Novak is a scholar in residence at the American Enterprise Institute and member of the AMU board of trustees.Cost is $25 pe person, and reservations are required by Tuesday, Jan. 19, and can be made by calling 642-9116. For more information, visit www.avemarie.edu/marco. Press club will cover the bases about bringing the Cubs to townThe Naples Press Club welcomes City Councilman Gary Price and ESPN radios David Moulton to its newsmakers luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, at the Doubletree Inn on U.S. 41 north of Immokalee Road. The two will discuss the possibility of the Chicago Cubs coming to Naples in 2011 for spring training. Mr. Price has been instrumental in the campaign to persuade the Cubs to make Naples their second home. Mr. Moulton is a frequent sports writer at the Naples Daily News and co-host of Miller and Moulton in the Afternoon. Insiders claim that Mesa, Ariz., has a yearly gain of $32 million from the Cubs presence and the state economy benefits to the tune of $51 million annually. The discussion will be moderated by Dorothy Jane Mills, a Naples resident and member of the Society for American Baseball Research. Her fast-ball questions will address: how the idea got started in Naples; what exactly is involved in such a move; and what the effects could be on the community. Cost is $30. Reservations are required and can be made by e-mailing RSVP@ naplespressclub.org. Vatican secrets divulged at Italian Cultural Society luncheon The Italian Cultural Society will welcome the Vaticans Fr. Mark Haydu for a talk about Vatican Museum Secrets when the society meets for an elegant luncheon at The Strand at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9. Cost is $38. For reservations, call 434-3323 or visit www.italianculturalsociety.com. Ikebana group invites public into its foldMembers of Ikebana International in Naples invite the public to their next meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 3, at Moorings Presbyterian Church. Dr. John Braun will present Rakugo: The Sit Down Comedy of Japan, an entertaining lecture about this ancient Japanese art form. He will also perform several Rakugo stories. The program begins at 9 a.m. Entry is free, but reservations are requested and can be made by calling 390-2881 or visiting www.ikebananaples.com. Garden party, fashion show up next for Christian womenThe Naples Christian Womens Club holds its Garden Party and Fashion Show from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, at The RitzCarlton, Naples. Fashions will be by Cache of Waterside Shops. Billie Dean & Dawn will entertain, and guest speaker Deanna Hansen-Doying will discuss Finding the Balance Between Prudence and Whimsy.Cost is $50 for members and guests. For reservations, call Roberta McFarland at 591-2074 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Collier League of Women Voters welcomes new members, guestsThe League of Women Voters of Collier County encourages informed and active participation in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Membership is open to women and men. Meetings take place on the second Monday at the Collier Athletic Club. Attendance is free; an optional buffet lunch beginning at noon is $20 for league members and $25 for others.The topic for the Feb. 8 meeting is An Update on the State of Floridas Everglades Land Purchase. For reservations, phone 263-4656 or e-mail email@example.com. Deadline for lunch reservations is 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4. Save the date for Zontas fashion showThe Zonta Club of Naples will hold its Spring Fashion Show and Fundraiser for PACE Center for Girls, Immokalee, and the Naples Teenage Parenting Program at 11 a.m. Friday, March 26, at The Strand Country Club. Tickets are $80. For more information and reservations, call 5989058. CLUB NOTES 10154 Heritage Bay Blvd. Naples, FL 34120(East of I-75 off Immokalee Rd.)www.golfheritagebay.comCall 239-384-6166Heritage BayReservations NeededCall 384-6166 Sunday Brunch $11.95We cater to all types of events Brides, Celebrate your special day with us! OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Try the most beautiful dining room in town Daily Flights from Naples Municipal AirportIN 41 MINUTESCall 239-403-3020 BOOK NOW! $ 135 ONE WAY
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There is absolutely no pressure, no cost or obligation, and nothing will be sold or offered for sale at this workshop.Date & TimeTuesday, January 19, 2010 4:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Seating is Limited & PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED contributions, including the Holland T. Salley Leadership in Fostering Education Award, the Junior Achievement Business Leadership Hall of Fame Award and the Naples Daily News Outstanding Citizen Award. Katie Sproul serves as president of agriculture and eastern lands for the Barron Collier Companies as well as the Halstatt Partnership, which encompasses Grey Oaks Country Club and LaPlaya Beach and Golf Resort. She is chair-elect of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and chair of the Junior Achievement Hall of Fame Advisory Board. She serves on the board of the Leadership Collier Foundation, Florida Chamber of Commerce and Florida Audubon Society. She earned a bachelors degree from Cornell University and an MBA from the Yale University School of Management. A board member of the Barron Collier Cos., Ms. Sullivan has been involved with the Naples Botanical Garden, serving as event chair for the annual Hats in the Garden. She actively supports the Childrens Museum of Naples, the YMCA and Community School of Naples. She holds a bachelors degree in business from Auburn University. The Sprouls are the first family to earn the Hodges University Humanitarian of the Year Award in the 14 years it has been bestowed. Previous recipients are: Terry and Christine Flynn, 2009; Jerry and Arlene Nichols, 2008; Truly Nolen, 2007; Michael Watkins and Ellin Goetz, 2006; Clyde Butcher, 2005; Peter Thomas, 2004; William Schoen, 2003; Frances Pew Hayes, 2002; Earl Hodges, 2001; Corbin Wyant, 2000; Jack Humphrey, 1999; Myra Janco Daniels, 1998; and Lavern Norris Gaynor, 1997. 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Panera Bread is a major sponsor, and the North Naples Junior Womens Club has obtained soup donations from 26 restaurants, including tomato basil from Wynns, seafood gumbo from Randys, butternut squash from Alexanders, creamy chicken/ corn from Charlie Changs and split pea from Larrys Lunchbox. Throughout the afternoon, musicians will perform under the band shell and potters will demonstrate their craft. Numerous local craftsmen have donated serving pieces for a live auction. The Harry Chapin Food Bank solicits, collects and stores food for distribution to needy people through a network of more than 160 nonprofit agencies in Southwest Florida that feed more than 20,000 people monthly. For more information about the Collier County Empty Bowls project, call 377-1387. For information about how to contribute to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, call 334-7007 or go to www.harrychapinfoodbank.org. Soups on from two dozen restaurants for fourth annual Empty Bowls lunch
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA24 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 14-20, 2010 Before 12pm 18 Holes $42 / 9 Holes $28 After 12pm & Weekends 18 Holes $37 / 9 Holes $25 After 4pm Unlimited Golf $25 Club Rentals 18 Holes $20 / 9 Holes $15Golf Rates effective 1/04/10Pro Shop HoursOpen 7 Days. 7am-7:45pm Carts in at 11pm Call for Tee Times417-131316161 E. Tamiami Trail(Five Miles East on Hwy. 41 from SR 951) Save a Life is New Year.To make a donation, please call 239-985-3550 or visit www.LeeMemorial.org/Foundation Lee Memorial Health System Foundation is the fundraising arm of Lee Memorial Health System and supports lifesaving programs and care in our six-hospital system.As a safety-net health system, we treat all patients, regardless of their ability to pay for our services. Lee Memorial Health System depends on the philanthropic support of our community to continue to provide excellence in medical care to all who call Southwest Florida home. Among a myriad of services including highlevel cardiac and stroke care we house the only Childrens Hospital between Tampa and Miami and provide hope and healing to those treated at our comprehensive Regional Cancer Center located in Fort Myers. We hope you will join us in our lifesaving mission.Call 239-985-3550 or take time to visit www.LeeMemorial.org/Foundation to make a year-end gift that will help save the lives of people in our community. Its late on a Tuesday morning, and septuagenarian Bob Williams, along with 28 older adults, has just concluded another hourly morning fitness class. I feel great, the YMCA member sighs as he wipes his sweaty brow and smiles at his wife, Nicole. Other smiling and exhausted exercisers agree. Most of them have been working out at the Y in its lowimpact SilverSneakers Fitness Program for more than a year.One of the most popular exercise programs at YMCAs around the country, SilverSneakers is designed exclusively for older adults. The Naples and Bonita Springs YMCA locations have offered it for more than four years. Nearly every morning, someone in the Ys cadre of certified SilverSneakers instructors leads a class.Its so popular that two levels, beginners and advanced, are offered four days each week, all year round, with an average of 25 people participating (up to 40 in the winter months). The goal of each SilverSneakers class is to help prevent illness, minimize age-related physical deterioration and increase a sense of wellbeing through social interaction in a group setting. Instructors focus on improving participants strength, endurance, mobility, flexibility, range of motion, balance, agility and coordination. SilverSneakers is a national program encouraged and sponsored by several large health insurance companies throughout the country. Any member of another YMCA or SilverSneakers-approved facility is welcome to take a class at either the Naples or the Bonita Springs Y. Reciprocal arrangements are available as well as seasonal and short-term memberships. For seniors who do not want to participate in group classes, the local Y locations both have state-of-the-art gym and swimming facilities where individual physical activity can be pursued. The YMCA also puts on periodic social events for its senior members, ranging from monthly potlucks to special lectures. Many senior Y members and SilverSneakers attendees attest that they feel healthier because of their participation in one or more of the physical and social activities of the local YMCA. For the, the Y has become the place where they improve their fitness levels, explore new interests and make new friends as well. To become a YMCA member, get involved as a volunteer or make a contribution, call 597-3148 or visit www.ymcapalms.org. Rainer Olbrich is a volunteer and longtime member of the Greater Naples YMCA. Incorporated in 1969, the YMCA of the Palms is a charitable, not-for-profit organization. Seniors work out, shape up with SilverSneakers at the YCOURTESY PHOTOA SilverSneakers senior fitness class BY RAINER OLBRICH Special to Florida Weekly
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA26 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 14-20, 2010 HEALTHY LIVINGSupport groups can be even better than a little help from your friends At the dawn of a new decade, it is a time for gratitude for what we have, confidence in what we provide our community and optimism for what we can achieve in the future. In that spirit, allow me to turn prognosticator and share some thoughts about the NCH decade ahead as an integrated health care system. As health care providers in the 2010s, we face real operational and economic challenges in terms of such things as less efficient processes and declining reimbursements for our services; and significant opportunities in terms of continued quality improvement, growth and financial stability. At NCH, we are fortunate to enjoy an employee base that is compassionate, competent, motivated and educated, and that embraces change and employs process management all of which lead to happiness, contentment and success. So with that as backdrop, here are the four areas I predict will be most important in this new decade. 1. Physician integration: Clearly, our community will be better served as we develop, with our physician colleagues, nationally competitive quality care by aligning everyones goals patients, physicians, payers and our integrated hospital system. Demonstrated quality is and will be the focus. Integration is a focus on the national stage as well. One pilot health care insurance reform calls for bundled payments, where a single payment is shared among everyone involved in an episode of care, including the patient, who may be rewarded for his or her own efficient care. The point is our current health care system simply cant sustain its global competitiveness on its current course. Thats why Im confident the decade will bring systemic change to the delivery of health care. 2. Technology: NCH will continue with advances in areas such as robotic surgery and digital health care, using information technology to integrate inpatient and outpatient medical records. Ours will become a smart paperless environment. By smart, I mean harnessing the power of modern computer technology for decision support (reminding patients and physicians when and what they should be doing), safety (as in medication administration) and access (with patients controlling their own records). 3. Prevention: We are already well on the road to wellness, with two busy Wellness Centers and employee health insurance goals of early detection, education and lifestyle changes. We share this effort with other community leaders, which makes me optimistic that most responsible employers and employees will embrace similar endeavors. NCH is happy to be a model and to share its best practices. 4. Personal health care and genomics: Another coming health care phenomenon is specific diagnostics and therapeutics, custom-designed for each of us. Having your genes sequenced for one reason, to help predict the chance of illness is not far off. Today, you can obtain a partial sequencing for about $500 (https://www.23andme. com/). NCH plans to be a leader in genomic medicine as we partner with accomplished scientific luminaries in the field. Even with the importance of these four overriding trends, we should always remember what I was reminded on New Years Day by two experienced R.N.s, Jean Werner and Elaine Phillips: that the real reason we all went into health care in the first place was and remains to care for people. Happy New Year! Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System. Anticipating challenges and opportunities for health care in the decade ahead STRAIGHT TALK allenWEISS firstname.lastname@example.org Dont give up the ship, even when you feel its sinking, and you dont know what to do. Dont give up your dreams, even though you may be thinking, it never will come true. Help is on the way from friends you may not have met yet. Life has its own ideas of how things come about, and if you just hang in there, life is going to work it out.This song made famous by Nancy LaMott, who died at the age of 43, is practically an anthem to support groups. Full of relief and understand from friends waiting to be made, support groups can help us navigate lifes most difficult challenges. Healthy support groups offer a variety of benefits, from the emotional to the practical, says Jenny Craig, a Naplesbased licensed clinical social worker. They can help people uncover new possibilities to a current struggle and offer chances to draw on collective experiences from others who have been there with tips and coping advice.Choosing a support group doesnt have to be challenging, but Melody Winfield, a bereavement counselor at Avow Hospice, encourages people to shop around for the group that feels most comfortable. Support groups have distinct personalities, she says. The facilitators personality will also influence the feel of the group, so dont hesitate to try sessions at various times of the day or from different agencies until you find the one thats right for you. Avow Hospice provides bereavement support groups as a community service. Theres no charge to attend, and anyone who has experienced a loss of any kind BY KELLY MERRITT ____________________Special To Florida Weeklyis welcome.There are support groups for just about everything that ails you or that youre grappling with, from fibromyalgia to diabetes to post-polio issues to restless leg syndrome to a loved ones addiction or a childs diagnosis of autism or ADHD. In Naples, the Physicians Regional Medical Center Headache Support Group meets on the first Tuesday of every month at Physicians Regional Pine Ridge. Headaches affect millions of people every day. They keep people out of work, inflict excruciating pain that can be resistant to medication and limit a patients quality of life. I started this support group because there just isnt enough time to in a doctors visit to cover everything wed like patients to know, says Ann Fowler, who works in the Neurology Department at PRHC and founded the group. As is the case with many medically based support groups, the PRHC Headache Support Group provides the latest information on treating and living with headaches. The February meeting will include a report on new medications. A question-and-answer session ends every meeting. Some agencies provide support group resources on national and local levels. The American Cancer Society (www.Cancer.org) is a national clearinghouse for cancer patients and their caregivers. Their hotline (800227-2345) has representatives who can help callers locate and select supports groups that match their specific needs. Youre not aloneLoneliness, one of lifes most unwelcome companions, can be eased considerably with help of a support group. Meeting others with the same struggle can help you feel less alone or isolated, and a safe and welcoming environment filled with compassion and understanding can also reduce any stigma you may feel over your current struggles, says Ms. Craig. Aside from the benefits counselors provide in support groups, much of the healing comes from the compassion and support participants give to one another. Lifelong friendships and strong bonds develop between people who attend support groups together. Their mutual suffering and challenges bring them together, and the relationships that result provide solace and understanding. People often enhance their own healing by ministering to others in the meetings, says Mary Brodeur, director of community releations at Avow Hospice. Groups help people discover opportunities to reinvest in life and define an existence that may be different from the way things were before, but that is also deeply rich and rewarding, she adds. Some of the busiest support groups are anonymous 12-step groups like Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and Overeaters Anonymous. These groups also have satellite support systems for family members of those afflicted with the disorders. Addiction affects the whole family, and being able to discuss our issues with other parents who had successfully handled similar situations was a big help, says the mother of a son battling an ongoing addiction to drugs and alcohol who asked to remain, well, anonymous. She regularly attends Al-Anon, a support group for families of alcoholics. Looking for a support group in your neighborhood? Check area hospitals, churches, synagogues and funeral service providers. All are excellent resources for help in finding a group to call your own. Help is on the wayAmong the support groups that meet in Collier County are: ALS Support Group: 257-1717 Caregiver Support Group: 261-4404 Children & Adults with ADHD: 352-7223 Collier County Association of the Blind: 732-5399 Lung Disease Support Group: 513-7878 Man to Man Cancer Support Group: 592-9750 Narcolepsy Support Group: 352-1730 Naples Ears/Hearing Loss Association of America: 369-7532 Ovarian Cancer Support Group: 404-1240 Parkinsons Association of SWF: 254-7791 Parents of Down Syndrome Children: 477-8235 Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group: 417-5111
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NAPLES........................1201 PIPER BLVD #22 (OFF CYPRESS & IMMOKOLEE)MARCO ISLAND..MARCO HEALTHCARE CENTER40 HEATHWOOD DR. Saturday, Feb. 6 | 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.FREE ScreeningsSnacks & refreshments will be served. HEALTH FAIRNeed a doctor? Over 20 specialty & primary physicians will be on site.3501 Health Center Boulevard | Bonita Springs, FL 34135 (239) 949-1050 | www.BonitaHealthCenter.com HEALTH NEWS The second annual annual Miracle Limbs-Courage in Motion Bike Ride takes place Saturday, March 6, at North Collier Regional Park. The event will feature a 2-mile family fun ride through the park, 10-, 28-, 42and 62-mile city rides and a new 4.8-mile timed trial ride. Registration will begin at 6:30 a.m. with the first ride starting at 7 a.m and staggered starting for the rest of the rides. Registration fee is $35 for riders 11 years and older and includes a race T-shirt, power breakfast, lunch buffet, a childrens bike safety clinic and activities, fully supported SAG stops and a prosthetist for amputee rider support. The bike ride will kick off with the International Hotel Travel Auction Dinner at the Hilton Naples on Friday, March 5, where attendees will be able to bid on exclusive national and international hotel stays around the world. Registration for the dinner is $75 per person and is open to riders and non-riders. The goal for this years ride and silent auction dinner is to raise $75,000 to continue the work of the Miracle Limbs Foundation in providing support to Florida amputees. At the heart of this years ride will be Jamarion Styles, a 6-year-old from West Palm Beach who lost both of his arms as an infant. A portion of the proceeds will help Jamarions family purchase myoelectric arms for him that will cost approximately $46,000. To learn more about Miracle Limbs, or to register for the bike ride or auction evening, visit www.MiracleLimbs.org. Second annual bike ride set to benefit Miracle LimbsThe David Lawrence Center and Foundation have been awarded a $77,500 grant by The Telford Foundation to support prevention, intervention and education services for at-risk children and their parents in Collier County. Children present to the David Lawrence Center most commonly with adjustment and mood disorders, substance abuse and sleep or anxiety disorders. The center operates the only inpatient crisis stabilization unit in Collier County that is open 24 hours a day. It also provides walk-in urgent care services, psychiatric medical services administered by board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrists, individual and family outpatient counseling, group therapy, substance abuse intervention, therapeutic behavioral onsite services in the home or in a school setting, case management and prevention education. Through significant support of organizations like The Telford Foundation, the David Lawrence Center began expanding its childrens services in 2008. Since then it has reported a 154 percent increase in psychiatric medical services, a 112 percent increase in outpatient services and a 44 percent increase in walk-in crisis and emergency support. The David Lawrence Foundation raises funds to support the programs and services of the center. In addition to helping children with behavioral, emotional and substance abuse challenges, the center provides counseling and rehabilitative services to adults in crisis and individuals with persistent mental illness. David Lawrence Center has eight locations in Collier County and touches the lives of more than 20,000 clients a year. For more information, visit www.davidlawrencecenter.org. Grant will help center help at-risk childrenThe Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida is holding the Walk for Wishes 5K Walk/ Run and Family Fun Day at Estero Community Park on Saturday morning, Feb. 6, to help make wishes come true for local children with life-threatening conditions. In honor of the foundations 25th anniversary, walkers/runners are encouraged to take on the 5*25 challenge and ask 25 people to donate $25 each, totaling a $625 goal for each walker/ runner to raise. The 5K Walk/Run will begin at 8:30 a.m. and Family Fun Day will be from 9-11 a.m. Dogs, bicycles, rollerblades and skateboards will not be permitted in the event area. The first step to participate in the Walk for Wishes is to register, which can be done online at www.walkforwishes.net. 5K walk/run will benefit Make-A-WishNaturopathic chiropractor Dr. Paul Finucan, founder of the Alternative Health & Healing Center, will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, at the center in Royal Cove Plaza, 13240 Tamiami Trail N. (across from Germain Toyota). Refreshments will be served and hourly drawings will be held for complimentary services. Among the natural treatments Dr. Finucan uses are homeopathy, low-force adjustments, acupuncture or meridian balancing, general and clinical nutrition, neuro-emotional techniques, decompression therapy and neurocranial restructuring therapies. With the help of applied kinesiology (the art of getting information about the body functioning by testing muscle strength), he determines what he calls weaknesses in the body and then administers natural, non-invasive treatments. For more information, call 592-7767 or e-mail email@example.com. Alternative Health & Healing holds open house
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA28 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 14-20, 2010 $14995 WWW.LIGHTINGFIRST.USBONITA NAPLES $ 149 9 5 fresh furniture joyful fabricsBring your Designer or Come as you are312 Clematis Street West Palm Beach (561) 366.0033 mainecottage.com Dig up some fun at The ConservancyThe Conservancy of Southwest Florida presents fossil digs with Dr. Gary Schmelz from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16 and 30.Participants learn about Floridas prehistoric past and collect half-millionyear-old fossils from a nearby quarry. Wear old clothes (long pants, sneakers and a hat), bring plenty to drink, and carry a garden trowel and a 5-gallon bucket. Everyone will go away with fossil treasures and have a chance to win more at the fantastic fossil raffle during lunch.Cost is $60 per person for Conservancy members and $95 for non-members (includes a one-year basic Conservancy membership). Participation is limited. Register online at www.conservancy.org or by calling 262.0304, ext. 266. Kids can go wild at Southwest Florida Nature FestivalThe sixth annual Southwest Florida Nature Festival is a great way for families to learn about the local coastal environment, from whats swimming in the water to whats crawling and growing on the land. In addition to 30 guided field trips to 20 wildlife hot spots, the festival Friday through Sunday, Jan. 15-17, includes a variety of activities at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Road, near the intersection of U.S. 41 and Collier Boulevard. There will be lectures about wildlife and gardening, and Nature Festival guests can be among the first to cross the new Pedestrian Bridge that spans Henderson Creek and explore the half-mile interpretive trail that threads throughout an upland habitat during naturalist-guided walks that will be offered hourly.Children will pick up a passport when they arrive and have it stamped at various stations. When they hand in their passport as they leave, they will receive a prize for traveling to the sites listed below: Rookery Bay Sea Turtle Protection Program: Join Rookery Bay staff and volunteers to learn what they are doing to help increase the survival of nesting sea turtles on our barrier islands by examining bones and skulls. Create your own origami sea turtle. Conservancy Sea Turtle Trek : Learn about the life cycle of a sea turtle and the obstacles they have to overcome by playing a game created especially for Nature Festival guests by Conservancy naturalists. Collier County Parks and Recreation: Dissect owl pellets to learn about owls and the anatomy of their prey. Big Cypress National Preserve : Learn about the diversity of animals that live in Southwest Florida by examining skins, scat and tracks with a ranger. In addition, the following activities will be offered in the learning centers classrooms: Estuary Soup at noon Saturday and Sunday: Kids will concoct their own bowl of estuary soup by mixing together all the ingredients found in estuaries, such as planktonic peas and crabby carrots. Gimble Gopher Tortoise at 2 p.m. Saturday: Story and puppet show by Kay Bannon. Skulls and Bones at 2 p.m. Sunday: Children will learn about the animals that live in Southwest Florida by examining the remains they leave behind. Get hands on and up close with some of the creatures that share this home with us. Admission to the learning center activities during is $10 per day (free for children 12 and younger). Field trip fees are extra. The entire schedule of field trips and activities is online at www.rookerybay. org and available by calling 417-6310. Friends of Fakahatchee plan coastal cruiseMention Fakahatchee and most people think about a swamp with ghost orchids and Florida panthers. But to many longtime local families, it was Fakahatchee Island that was important. In fact, it even had a school.That was back in the early 1900s, when farmers and fishermen settled around Fakahatchee Bay, west of Chokoloskee, and scratched out a living. They grew fruits and vegetables to sail to market in Key West. And they fished. Salted mullet by the barrel brought in much-needed money.What remains today on Fakahatchee Island is memories and a cemetery, cisterns, a cow dip and some wonderful unspoiled landscape with rare plants. The Friends of Fakahatchee are conducting a Fakahatchee Coastal Cruise on Sunday, Jan. 31. The event begins with a talk about the history of the area. Participants will then be ferried to the island by Everglades National Park Boat Tours for a guided walk. On the return trip, they will pass a famous rookery. This is a unique opportunity to learn about our outer islands and the communities that existed in days gone by. It is also a chance to see a Ten Thousand Islands ecology that has remained unchanged for more than 50 years. For more information, call 695-2905 or visit www.friendsoffakahatchee.org and click on Events Schedule. Places are limited, and reservations must be made by Friday, Jan. 22. Water, water everywhereAndrew McElwaine, president and CEO of The Conservancy of Southwest Florida, will discuss water issues and their implications for Southwest Florida during a meeting at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 25, at First Presbyterian Church of Naples. Come with your questions about wetlands, water quality, water resources or other related concerns. Admission is free. Coffee and donuts will be served at 10 a.m., and Mr. McElwaine will give his presentation at 10:30 a.m. The church is at 250 Sixth St. S. For more information, call 262-1311. OUTDOORS NEWS
Paddle, hike with park guidesGuided day and moonlight canoe trips and hikes are booking up quickly at CollierSeminole State Park. This seasons schedule is as follows: >>Guided daytime canoe trips take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Participants paddle through a mangrove wonderland along the Blackwater River and listen to a park ranger tell stories about the Seminoles survival. These trips are fun for ages 6 and older; cost is $25 per person. >>Guided moonlight paddles take place from 7:30-10 p.m. Jan. 27 and 29, Feb. 26 and 27, and March 27 and 29. Join a park naturalist and discover the changes nighttime brings along the Blackwater River. These trips are great for ages 12 and older; cost is $30 per person. >>Guided night hikes take place from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Jan. 11 and 13, Feb. 10 and 11 and March 10 and 13. These walking adventures are ideal for ages 6 and older; cost is $10 per person. Those who want to discover CollierSeminole State Park on their own can explore the parks 11 miles of hiking trails from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Enjoy picnicking, birding, shing, camping, a boat ramp and the historic walking dredge that was used to build the Tamiami Trail. Entrance to the park is at 20200 U.S. 41, eight miles east of Highway 951. Reservations are required for the guided hikes and canoe trips. Call 392-3397 for more information. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JANUARY 14-20, 2010 NEWS A29 AT COLLIERSEMINOLE STATE PARK OUTDOORSOne of my great childhood memories is running through fields collecting grasshoppers in a jar. I was careful to line the jar with grass and to have holes punched in the lid. If I kept the hoppers for more than a few minutes, Id add drops of water for them to drink. This all took place in Connecticut, where grasshoppers are a modest 1 inch long but fly away unless approached stealthily. So when I saw my first 3-inch lubber grasshopper here in Florida, I was duly impressed. It was enormous. I used my best ambush techniques so I could get a better look. The grasshopper just sat there. I took its picture, and it still just sat there. Then I noticed its wings: short and stubby, they couldnt support a 1-inch grasshopper, let alone this monster. My curiosity was piqued. I had to find out more about these gentle giants. I was correct in assuming these grasshoppers cannot fly. The adults are yellow with black markings, but their small wings are reddish. Very handsome indeed! They live along roadsides, in fields and gardens eating grasses and other non-woody plants. Adult females press their eggs into soft soil, and the hatchlings (nymphs) look like the adults but much smaller. The nymphs molt every two to three weeks, meaning they grow out of their hard shell (exoskeleton). Once they finish their final molt, they are full-grown. As I continued by research, I thought, If they eat as much as locusts do, Florida is in big trouble. But my reading indicates these very slow-moving insects are not generally a problem, at least on a large scale. Of course, you might find one munching on your impatiens plants, but these hoppers dont march across entire fields, stripping them bare as some insects do. Lubbers live in groups of about 70 and range from the Carolinas to Florida and west to Louisiana. Their limited mobility seems to keep them in areas isolated from each other.They emit a foul-smelling liquid for protection against predators. Even fish dont seem to like them. When threatened, they spread their stubby wings to look larger.Their origin remains a mystery, except in folklore. One story suggests they were imported from Japan to control exotic plants such as kudzu. Another suggests slave ships from Africa carried them as stowaways. But the most bizarre tale says they are mutant offspring of insects affected by radioactive pollution. My grandson likes that one the best. There are some who want to kill the large and colorful lubbers, especially when the hoppers are eating the landscaping. Although a soapy solution applied to the nymphs can suffocate them, not much short of strong pesticides has been proven to work for offing the adults. A horticulturist from the University of Georgia who has done battle with lubber grasshoppers for years swears theyre getting smarter. I wonder if were squishing the dumb ones and the smart ones are surviving to breed a strain of super-lubber? Perhaps when we mess with Mother Nature, we are doing just that. Lee Belanger is a seasonal volunteer trail and canoe guide at Collier-Seminole State Park. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA30 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 14-20, 2010 Pets of the WeekTo adopt a petThis weeks pets are from Brookes Legacy Animal Rescue, whose volunteers keep adoptable animals in foster care until they are placed in permanent homes. Volunteers and adoptable animals are at Petco on Naples Boulevard from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Sunday. Call 434-7480, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www. BrookesLegacyAnimalRescue.com. >>Akira Star is a 1-year-old, spayed husky mix whose gorgeous blue eyes complement her sweet and happy disposition. >>Goliath is a 3-year-old, neutered Briard mix. Although hes nice and laid-back, he would do best in a home with no other pets. >>Wizard is an 8-monthold, neutered orange tabby. Adorable and very, very affectionate, he loves to sit on your lap. >>Dillaan is a 1-year-old, neutered wirehair Dachshund/terrier mix whos 12 pounds of adorable. 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Having an additional litter box may help, too. (Multiple litter boxes are recommended for multicat households, since many cats simply will not share.) Box type and filler. Many choices people make to suit their own tastes conflict with the cats sense of whats agreeable. A covered box may seem more pleasing to you, but your cat may think its pretty rank inside or scary. Likewise, scented litters may make you think the box smells fine, but your cat may disagree not only is the box dirty, he reasons, but it also has this extra clean odor he cant abide. Start with the basics: a large box with un scented, clumping-style litter. Location. Your cats box should be away from his food and water, in a place he can get to easily and feel safe in. Consider a location from a cats point of view: Choose a quiet spot where he can see whats coming at him. A cat doesnt want any surprises while hes in the box. Make the area where your cat has had mistakes less attractive by cleaning it thoroughly with a pet-odor neutralizer (available from pet-supply retailers). Discourage reuse by covering the area with foil, plastic sheeting or plastic carpet runners with the points up. If changing things around doesnt clear up the problem in a healthy cat, you may need to retrain him by keeping your pet in a small area such as a guest bathroom for a couple of weeks. Make sure the area you choose has no good options besides the litter box no carpet, no pile of dirty laundry. Block off the bathtub or keep an inch of water in it to discourage its use as a place to go. After your cat is reliably using the litter box, let him slowly expand his terri tory again. As long as you keep up your end of the bargain and keep the litter box clean and safe, you have a good chance the good behavior will become permanent. If you just cant seem to get the problem resolved, ask your veterinarian for a referral to a veterinary behaviorist. These veterinarians are skilled in behavioral problem-solving and are able to prescribe medications that may make the difference during the retraining period. Most kittens take naturally to using a litter box, but as cats age, health and behavior issues may cause problems.Were not sure that cats miss the litter box more in the winter, but we do seem to hear about the problems more at this time of year. While diseases such as diabetes (which increases urine production) often factor into litter box problems, when the weather is cold, its a cats arthritis that may be worsened. Veterinarians know that arthritis is underdiagnosed in cats, largely because owners write off the symptoms as just old age. And on the human side, we suspect that when the weather turns colder and houses close up for warmth, every little thing starts to annoy us like the smell of the litter box, or (worse) the smell of a cat whos not using the litter box at all. No matter what, though: Dont blame the cat for the problem. Put your detective hat on and get to problem-solving, with the help of your veterinarian. And dont delay: The failure to use a litter box is the top behavior complaint of cat lovers, sending countless cats to shelters every year. The first step in solving such a problem is to make sure its not a medical condition and that means a trip to your veterinarian for a complete workup. You cannot hope to get your cat using the box again until any health issues have been resolved. Even old-age stiffness can be treated or accommodated, with your veterinarians help. If your cat checks out fine, you need to start working to make sure that everything about the box is to your cats liking. The PET TALES Cold weather messesBY DR. MARTY BECKER & GINA SPADAFORI_______________________________Universal Press Syndicate
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When Cassandra broke her promise of love and lust to Apollo, he did not rescind his gift of bestial and beyond prophecy. He did worse: He closed the ears of those who heard her. Of what use is the power of sight and foresight without the capacity of the hearer to hear? All that is heard is cock and bull. The use of this expression to signify the unbelievable told as truth is said to date back to the 18th century before the common era. In Stony Stratford, the stopping point between London and parts north for mail and passengers, there were two inns: The Cock and The Bull. Like a Chinese whisper, stories were said to circulate between the bars in these inns. These stories, like all stories, took on a life of their own, inextricably woven around and by the tellers and the hearers, and yet separate from them. Who could be cock sure about what was prevarication, whopper fish tale, tall canard, inveracity? Or just bull? In 2006, a mockumentary film, Cock and Bull Story, was created to celebrate Laurence Sterns nine-volume tome begun in 1759 and written over 10 years. Sterns Tristram Shandy was the first poioumenon, that is, a narrative about the writing of a book that is really about something else. A real cock and bull story. This book cannot be about the protagonist Tristram. After all, he wasnt born until the third volume. A kind of after-thought. Certainly not an afterglow: At his conception his mother asked his father if he had wound the clock. His birth was no better, merely an occasion for a nose crushing by forceps. His other member was accidently circumcised by the window that fell on it as Tristram urinated out it. Stern was a pirate, I believe. So I, being a pirate as well, believe his cock and bull stories. Even if I have no idea what storm and fury they signify. Cocks can be crowing roosters or devices to regulate flow or firearm ready to fire positions. I believe I see the theme here. But for all the profane strut and swagger of it, cocks can also be sacred. Entire systems of belief and ritual dance arose around the maypole of phalluses. Ring around the lingham, yoni pocket posy. And Freud sanitized it all into anatomical destiny and death wishes. I prefer the bull of solemn papal decrees and senior naval ensigns. They remind me of the aurochs painted into Lascaux caves, decreeing destiny not by physiology but by the alchemistry of desire imagined. We lie with the bullish theriomorphic gods who are both priest and sacrifice. We sweat out diamond bullets that impregnate promise, homunculi who inhabit bull markets of increasing confidence. We call it, we name it into existence, not looking back at the wreckage of possibility poured into concrete. And so it is written: In the beginning, there was the word. Even the name of Sterns hero was botched. The intent was to call him Trismegistus, the thrice-great magician with the nature of Greek Hermes and Egyptian Thoth. The god of writing and magic was the intended namesake. But Tristram was forsaken, not forewarned, not forearmed. My cock and bull story is valiantly true in the absence of the ear in nonexistent forests that cannot know the longing of vibrations from falling trees or the moans of phallus phalanxes or the pressed release of bulrushes, papyrus paper folded into shapes of ships that float and flail. Merely pretense of home to pirates, they be. And not. Cock and bull story 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.
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BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUSINESS INDUSTRY BSECTIONWEEK OF JANUARY 14-20, 2010 WEEK at-a-glance Par for the courseChamber members welcome the new PGA Superstore, and more from the local business scene. B7 Designer drivewaysThe best look is as eco-friendly as it is attractive. B9 Past meets presentMinding the store is old business for proprietor Dottie Simpson of Treasure Island Antiques. B2 Sick and tired of public company executives being overpaid? Worried that the board of directors is cozy with management and rubber stamping managements business strategy, risk exposure and mediocre performance? Feeling that there is a disconnect between executive pay and performance? Not understanding the types of risks management is willing to undertake with YOUR capital to get themselves compensated? If your blood pressure has just risen, well. then. think about doing something about it. And you might be thinking, What can I, as an individual, do? The answer is to get involved in big or small ways. And, as of mid-December 2009, The Securities and Exchange Commission is getting more involved and they want more disclosure and more shareholder involvement. The venue for individual involvement is easiest through shareholder voting and shareholder communication to the board of directors. Here is a short intro to corporate governance. The core concept is quite simple. The shareholders are the true owners of the corporation; the management is asked to perform, in a sense, as trustees/agents for the benefit of the shareholders. Shareholders have rights; management has very large legal responsibilities to do the best for the shareholder. The board of directors is supposed to make sure management is doing what it should be doing and hold management accountable; specifically, it endorses or rejects the organizations strategy and policy; appoints senior management and approve their remuneration; and makes sure management is accountable to the creditors, shareholders and various authorities. Taken seriously, the role of the board of directors is weighty. Yes, they do get paid and, if the job is wellCorporate governance: get involvedSEE MONEY, B4 m b i g c q s MONEY&INVESTING JeannetteSHOWALTER, CFA firstname.lastname@example.org The demand for alternative forms of health care has helped many Southwest Florida practices grow steadily, even while economic doldrums battered other industries. Better scientific data, celebrity endorsements and the economy have all led customers to products and services ranging from naturopathic chiropractors to yoga, and from herbal blends and botanicals to iridology. Theres no doubt that the trend toward natural medicine is increasing worldwide, said Dr. Robert Morse, who has been a naturopathic practitioner, lecturer and author in Port Charlotte and elsewhere for more than three decades. According to a federal study, about 83 million adults in the United States use some form of complementary or alternative health care. The Alive & Well Holistic Center in Fort Myers opened in July 2008 with products and services including those listed above. Owner Kelli Ackroyd had 135 clients in December 2008 and 280 clients at the end of 2009. For those depressed because of the recession, the emotional and spiritual aspect of holistic practices has an added appeal. Its about taking the whole person into account: physical body, emotions, mind and spirit, Ms. Ackroyd said. All those things come into play when youre helping heal someone. Dr. Paul Finucan, a naturopathic chiropractor and owner of the Alternative Health & Healing Center in North Naples, opened a new office in Fort Myers this month. For many of my patients, Im their primary (health care) provider, he said. My patients come to me if they have a cold, a rash, if they have diabetes. Many people who have cancer seek BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@floridaweekly.com SEE ALTERNATIVE, B5 Industry growing in Southwest Florida as patients try a different approach WEIGHING INON ALTERNATIVE HEALTHFor many of my patients, Im their primary (health care) provider. My patients come to me if they have a cold, a rash, if they have diabetes. Dr. Paul Finucan, owner of the Alternative Health & Healing Center in North NaplesFINUCAN
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF JANUARY 14-20, 2010 For a store to be great, it has to have interesting merchandise everywhere. In that respect, theres no better than the Mall at Treasure Island, where antiques and collectibles in every shape and form imaginable fill 1,200 square feet. Fresh inventory arrives every day, and proprietor Dottie Simpson says the influx is especially brisk right about now. You cant take in everything, but people are in such hardship that theyre selling everything, she says. She also allows that the past year was tough in the business. Competition is stiff, which I think is good, but shoppers are also of the attitude that, I want it, but do I need it? Mrs. Simpson, whose husband, Neil, is retired, has been dealing in antiques for 25 years. Her first Naples store was a small shop on Second Avenue North; shes had Treasure Island at 950 Central Ave. for the past 18 years. After a few years of trying to keep the rambling space filled, she decided to reorganize the operation as a multi-dealer mall. Book dealer Bill Wickham was one of her first tenants. A visit to Wickham Books South alone is worth a trip to the mall. Mr. Wickhams collection ranges from antiquarian rarities to recent bestsellers and includes a large selection of travel, military, natural history and Florida books. After 14 years in the mall, Gene Chernysh and his wife, Rachael, who own Aunt Rachaels Antiques and Collectibles, have a regular clientele for their Asian and French pieces, porcelain, silver and jewelry. Mr. Chernysh says Asian finds are the biggest draw, with jewelry a close second. Treasure Island has 34 dealers today, in addition to a staff that watches each store and assists customers. Mrs. Simpson, who also sells her own antiques, is on site six days a week to help customers. While she wasnt raised in the trade, she says her parents dabbled in the art of buying and selling irresistible pieces. She was born in New York, grew up in Massachusetts and possesses that East Coast/New England ability to size up a deal quickly. She negotiates. She delegates. She has a tape measure within easy reach. Shes tall and energetic, warm and friendly, laughs easily and is unpretentious. A walk through the mall turns up original oils, crystal, wrought iron, exquisite sterling silver, nautical wonders, pink flamingos and s kitsch, American folk art, duck decoys, memorabilia and an array of fine antique furniture. There are even hand-painted, large scale Adirondack chairs. Several dealers specialize in vintage linens and estate jewelry. This is a place where people with penchants for the idiosyncratic can wile away a few hours without running out of sights to see. Quirky finds antique books on fly fishing; colorful carpets; an enormous paper mache tigers mask with long, stringy, rope hair; and dcor dripping with oh-so-delicate shells make every turn a new adventure. Im proud of my dealers and of the quality of merchandise they bring to this mall, says Mrs. Simpson. Most of them have been with us since day one. So if you want to beautify your nest with an elegant Edwardian dining room suite or simply need a good book to read, chances are you can unearth whatever you want at Treasure Island. This place went global a long time ago and has a worldly inventory that includes cloisonn, tribal weavings, Egyptian goodies, Asian art, English China, Indian fabrics, Irish Belleek and Mexican pots. Treasure Island is haute. Its homey. Its filled with earthly delights. Mrs. Simpsons own home is furnished with treasures from the Mall at Treasure Island. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF JANUARY 14-20, 2010 2240 Davis Blvd Naples, FL 34104 Open 6 days a week! Complete Collision Repair 24 hour Towing Rentals239-775-6860 www.economybodyshop.com Email : email@example.com If an ACCIDENT gets you off course Remember.......ALL ROADS LEAD TO US YEARS PROFESSIONAL SERVICE ALL INSURANCE CARRIERS WELCOME ON-SITE RENTALS STATE OF THE ART PAINT BOOTHS DIGITAL PAINT MATCHING SYSTEM DIGITAL MEASURED FRAME MACHINES PAYMENT OPTIONS AVAILABLE done, the money paid is worth it. Eons ago, states adopted rules for corporate governance because it was clear that corporations would not get unanimous consent from shareholders. These rules cover shareholder appraisal rights, shareholder voting, etc. Over time, most companies incorporated in Delaware due to its corporate friendly law. Historically, effective governance did not result from a compelling pursuit of ethics and moral duty but, rather, improvements came after financial debacles: the Crash of 1929; the collapse of Enron, Tyco, Aldelphia Communications; the exposure of Ponzi Scheme artists such as Bernie Madoff; and, most recently, the derivative and sub-prime meltdown of 2008-2009. The newest strides to improve corporate accountability and governance are coming from a very heavy hand: the SEC. Last month the SEC issued amendments to its federal requirements for public companies that have corporations, lawyers, accountants and proxy companies a-scramblin. As per www. corporatesecuritieslawblog.com, the SECs rules, as amended, continue the federal governments coordinated movement to: (i) reform executive compensation practices, (ii) push corporate boards to have greater accountability, and (iii) provide shareholders with greater visibility into the how and why of compensation decisionmaking and the relationship between compensation policies and company risk. In laymans terms, shareholders are supposed to get more information about the types of risks management takes (the types of risks not disclosed by Bear Stearns or AIG or some of the big banks) and how management has an incentive to take such risks/ how management can get paid much more money by taking risks with your capital. Not that all risks are bad; not that management shouldnt get paid to selectively pursue certain risk strategies or that their comp should not be tied to effective execution and results. All of this is well and good, but there seems to be something excluded from the governance debate. It is the disparity between comp at the executive level and comp for the rank and file. Sounding quite left? Not at all. If you take a look at the ratio of comp of senior management to rank and file, you can see it has exploded in the past 20 years in managements favor. Shareholders need to be voicing concern that the middle class is being eradicated, and one of the reasons is senior executive largesse leaves crumbs on the table for the underlings. Does anybody ask the senior management what they are doing to KEEP jobs in the U.S.? To provide compensation percentage increases to staff consistent with senior executives? Ask such questions at the annual meeting, or submit them in writing with your proxy. Alternatively, pose them to your discretionary advisor or your mutual fund company for their consideration. If every investor took a tiny step toward greater involvement, some governance issues and unhealthy corporate policies could be addressed. Jeannette Rohn Showalter is a Southwest Florida-based chartered financial analyst, considered to be the highest designation for investment professionals. She can be reached at jshowaltercfa@ yahoo.com. MONEYFrom page 1 John Augustine, CFA and chief investment strategist with Fifth Third Private Bank, will present : America in Transition, his economic forecast for the New Year, at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, at The Naples Grande. The free presentation is hosted by Fifth Third BankSouth Florida and is open to the public. Mr. Augustine, who is based at Fifth Thirds offices in Cincinnati, also manages the International ADR Stock Portfolio and Core 40 Domestic Stock Portfolio. He is a member of Fifth Thirds investment policy committee and its investment strategy and selection teams. He holds the professional designation of chartered financial analyst, earned his bachelors degree from Ohio State University and also graduated from the Midwest Bankers Association Trust School. He is a part-time business professor in the graduate school at the University of Dayton. Seating for Mr. Augustines presentation in Naples is limited. Reservations are suggested and can be made by calling (800) 514-9687, ext. 670. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. A reception will follow the program at 6:30 p.m. Fifth Third CFA will discuss : America in Transition In an article titled The Time to Convert, The Wall Street Journal examined the increasing number of families converting their charitable private foundation into a charitable donor advised fund. One donor who established a private foundation in order to fund and promote education and literacy programs estimated he saved at least 10 percent in administratie costs by converting the foundation to a donor advised fund. More importantly, he was able to shift significant amounts of his time formerly devoted to administrative duties to the charitable activities he enjoyed most.Cost savings and other benefitsThe financial costs related to running a private foundation include accounting and recordkeeping fees, legal compliance fees, tax return preparation and compliance fees, account maintenance fees, grant administration and grant compliance fees, annual state registration fees and more. All of these can be eliminated by using the administrative infrastructure of the Community Foundation. Private foundations are subject to annual excise taxes on investment income. In addition, unless a variety of complex distribution requirements are met, private foundations can be subject to onerous penalty taxes. These taxes are completely avoided through the use a donor advised fund. The administration of a private foundation consumes significant time in record keeping, check writing, grant administration, correspondence and follow up. This time can be better allocated to activities that make a direct charitable impact when funds are administered through a donor advised fund. Anyone with access to the Internet can obtain significant family and donor information via public filings that are required for family private foundations. Such informatoin is limited significantly, and in some cases eliminated, when charitable activities are conducted through a donor advised fund.Expanded grant-making resourcesThe Community Foundation has made a substantial investment over the years in acquiring, maintaining and updating significant financial, operating and performance information on a variety of nonprofits in a variety of areas in Southwest Florida. This information has proven to be invaluable to a number of donors with donor advised funds who are making important decisions on the allocation and disbursement of their charitable funds. Continued family involvementAlthough legal administration of charitable funds shifts from a standalone family private foundation to the umbrella of donor advised funds with the Community Foundation, a family can still pursue the exact same charitable objectives as it did through the family private foundation without the hassles. In fact, more family involvement can be allocated to the charitable activities formerly conducted by the private foundation since so much administrative time is saved. After considering whether or not to transition their private foundation to a donor advised fund, most people ask, Is the transition process difficult? The answer is easy. No. An IRS guides private foundations through this surprisingly simple process. Although the Community Foundation does not provide legal or financial advice, its philanthropic professionals can assist you and your advisors with considering whether this option might be right for you and your family. Christopher Bray, JD, CPA, is the managing director of Willow Street Advisors LLC. With assets of more than $60 million, the Community Foundation of Collier County manages more than 400 funds established by charitable individuals and organizations. Investment earnings on these funds are used to address community needs. Since 1985, the foundation and its fundholders have granted more than $40 million back to the community. For more information, call 649-5000 or visit www.cfcollier.org.Family foundations can save time, money BY CHRISTOPHER BRAY ____________________Special to Florida Weekly
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JANUARY 14-20, 2010 BUSINESS B5 alternative medicine, Dr. Finucan adds, when chemo and radiation and surgeries dont show success. But alternative health practitioners also face an array of challenges, from skepticism from the mainstream medical community to an insurance industry that covers few of their procedures and herbal remedies. Dr. Morse, who has a doctor of science degree in biochemistry and a doctorate of naturopathy from the Brantridge Forest School in Sussex, England, advocates nutrition and herbal supplements to replace almost all mainstream medical practices and drugs, aside from surgery. And he claims to cure a range of conditions, including depression, cancer, AIDS, diabetes and high blood pressure. The medical community needs to withdraw from practice and become surgeons, he said. Most practitioners, however, including Dr. Finucan and Ms. Ackroyd, lean more toward complementing mainstream medicine, rather than replacing it. The American Medical Association says complementary and alternative medicine needs further investigation. The medical societies in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties only accept doctors who are M.D.s and D.O.sA growing industryDespite skepticism from the mainstream medical community, federal reports say alternative medicine is a $33.9 billion per year industry in the United States. And the government has responded by steadily increasing research funding for such health care practices, up to $129 million this year from $2 million in 1992. But thats a pittance compared to the dollars poured into scientific testing for drugs and procedures used in mainstream medicine. Reproductive endocrinologist Dr. Craig Sweet, president of the Lee County Medical Society, believes alternative forms of health care have the potential to stand on a level playing field, or be integrated seamlessly, with medical practices like his but not until most of them are validated with randomized, blinded tests, the usual method of establishing that a pill or procedure is valid. Most physicians feel uncomfortable when a claim is made that (methods or medicines not tested by randomized, blinded studies) can treat infective disease, he said. Im not telling you that it cant, but Id ask for true data showing that it could before Id be willing to accept it to be used for patient care. I would like to see the same scrutiny applied to these alternative medical categories... that I put forth in my own field. I want data, and I want good data, before I begin to prescribe it for my patients. Many practitioners of therapies like acupuncture or Chinese herbs counter that their methods have been used for thousands of years in Eastern medicine. And an argument in favor of scientific rigor does little to dissuade patients who feel theyve experienced success using approaches outside mainstream medicine. Alternative practitioners say their most powerful marketing tool has been their own clients. If everybody out there knew what I could do to help, Id have to fight people off to get to my door every day, said Dr. Finucan, who has a doctorate in chiropractic from The National University of Health Sciences in Chicago (formerly the National College of Chiropractic). I treat most of the professional golfers and tennis pros in the Naples area, he says, adding, You help them when nothing else helped them, and all of a sudden the buzzword is, Go see this chiropractor. Dr. John Guercio Jr. has been a pulmonary specialist in Naples for 27 years and is one of Dr. Finucans clients. You and I will live to see when complementary and alternative medicine is on par with allopathic medicine, he said. I think there will be a progressive education of the American people, where they will look upon their colleagues in complementary and alternative medicine as peers and equals, and there will be a nice, happy exchange of patients.Alternative insuranceInsurance covers almost none of the herbs and an extremely limited number of procedures that are considered a complement or an alternative to mainstream medicine in the United States. But Dr. Finucan says that seems to be changing. Most (insurances) cover chiropractic, and some are picking up acupuncture and other things. For the first time in his nearly three decades of work his father was also a chiropractor he plans to participate in Medicare. Thats because he found a company that charges him just $5-$7 to process Medicare payments. Before, he said, it would have taken a full-time staff to manage the payments.Testing testingThere is a growing field of data about the remedies used by alternative medicine practicioners. The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, a branch of the National Institutes of Health, supports controlled, randomized tests for many alternative treatments. Recent tests, reported on in a 2008 New York Times article, examined the benefits of yoga and how the extract from a ginkgo biloba tree could delay the onset of Alzheimers disease. But many of these tests were performed on a relatively small scale, intended as stepping stones to more definitive tests. These statistics show that complementary and alternative medical practices are a frequently used component of Americans health care regimens, and reinforce the need for rigorous research to study the safety and effectiveness of these therapies, said Dr. Josephine P. Briggs, director of NCCAM, in a press release. Almost half of the alternative health industry ($15.4 billion per year) represents what people spend on vitamin supplements, such as herbal preparations. But they arent regulated, making it harder to distinguish between ones that are effective, not all that helpful, or even harmful. One does not always know what youre getting in that container, Lee Medical Society president Dr. Sweet said. One problem, he added is that the herbs and botanicals used in many alternative approaches are too simple to generate the millions of dollars needed to be properly tested. No one would make any money from it. To get a large study, to do a randomized control study, is hard, he said. And then to show either it works or doesnt work and everybody benefits its a great thing for the general public, but its a very difficult thing for a manufacturing company, or someone who does the study. Lets say ginseng was to be used to treat the common cold. If one did a randomized control study and it seemed to show it could actually work, how do you tap into that (from a business standpoint)? You cant. You couldnt patent it, protect it. Theres a reality there. Now, would we all like to know if ginseng will work? Of course we would. (But) Its just not practical when you can grow this in your backyard. An organization would not survive if it spent millions of dollars to bring an herb to the market that anyone could create. Theres a practical issue and thats the problem. ALTERNATIVEFrom page 1 NAPLES PRINCESS $ 55 95 *Price does not include tax, port or service. Per person. Live Tropical Entertainment Sounds of Sinatra featuring Tony Avalon Call (239) 649-2275Catch the sunset om the new 3rd deck$25 for any sightseeing cruise this entire month. Price does not include tax or port charge.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 BUSINESS WEEK OF JANUARY 14-20, 2010 The next Gulf Coast Venture Forum meeting takes place from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, at the Tiburon Golf Course Members Club, 2610 Tiburon Drive. Meeting sponsor is TIB Bank. For more information, call Tim Cartwright at 262-6300. The next Wake Up Naples sponsored by the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce takes place at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, at the Hilton Naples. The Arlington of Naples is the sponsor, with guest speaker Christopher Davis, special agent-in-charge at the FBI field office in Tampa. Register at www.napleschamber.org. NABWA Neapolitan Chapter presents Best Seat in the House, a program by 2008-2009 ABWA National President Vicki Marlett, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, at the Hilton Naples. Members and nonmembers are welcome. For more information, e-mail Shirley Rose at hoperose463@ aol.com. The Public Relations Society of America, Gulf Coast Chapter holds a luncheon program on The New News and Citizen Journalism beginning with networking at 11:30 a.m. followed by lunch and the program at noon Tuesday, Jan. 26, at the Hilton Naples. Panelists will be Phil Lewis, editor of the Naples Daily News, and Cindy McCurry-Ross, senior managing editor of The News-Press. Cost is $24 per person for PRSA members, $27 for non-members and $14 for students. Reservations must be made by Friday, Jan. 22. Contact Kathy Saenz at firstname.lastname@example.org. Womens Empowered Network has two local chapters: The North Naples Chapter meets at 11 a.m. every second and fourth Friday at Buca di Beppo, 8860 Tamiami Trail N.; RSVP to NorthNaples@ EmpoweredNetworking.com. The Central Naples Chapter meets at 11 a.m. every first and third Wednesday at Patrics, 1485 Pine Ridge Road; RSVP to CentralNaples@ EmpoweredNetworking.com. The Chartered Financial Analysts Society of Naples meets for lunch and a program at noon every second Tuesday in the Chokoloskee Room at the Naples Beach Hotel, 851 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. Members, $30; Guests, $40. RSVP www.cfanaples.org. Business Network International holds its weekly meeting at 7:15 a.m. Thursdays at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, 7100 Airport-Pulling Road N., North Naples. Call 354-3224 for information. Network International, the DownTown Networkers chapter, meets weekly at 7:45 a.m. Thursday at IHOP, 1921 Davis Blvd., East Naples. Guests are welcome. Cost is $10. Call Jamie Bergen at 572-3720. WNOCC Womens Networking of Collier County meets at 11:30 a.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at the Collier Athletic Club. For more information, call Nancy Dalaskey at 280-3803. The Jewish Business Network of Southwest Florida meets for breakfast and business on the second Friday of the month from 7:30-9 a.m. in the conference room at Robb & Stucky, 13170 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers. To RSVP and for more information, call 433-7708 or e-mail email@example.com. BUSINESS MEETINGS THE MOTLEY FOOL To the average person, penny stocks (stocks that trade for less than $5 per share) can be enticing. Imagine that you have $2,000 to invest. You could buy about 30 shares of a $65 stock, 110 shares of an $18 stock, or 15,000 shares of a $0.13 stock. Doesnt having 15,000 shares sound much better than owning 30 or 110 shares? Well, it shouldnt. Penny stocks are often tied to small, unproven companies with no track record of solid financial performance. Worse, they can be easy to manipulate and are often manipulated by scam artists. Many will suddenly plunge in value. There was an enlightening conversation about penny stocks on our Investing Beginners discussion board. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JANUARY 14-20, 2010 BUSINESS B7 Junior Achievement of SWFL golf tournament at Grey Oaks Country Club Grand opening of the PGA Superstore Bank of Florida annual Holiday Pajama DriveNETWORKING First place, Team Westfield Insurance: Matt Bevins, Chris Gagnon, Frank Costa and John SuarezSecond place, Team Reliance Mechan ical Corp.: William Neiheiser, Jim Krueger, Sal Spagnola and Dale Zemple Paul Pignone and Daniel Thron Kathy Swank and Pat Port Randy and Luke Fredrickson Sherry Mlagan, Tery Howard, Kris Scoone, Marcela Zapata and Gillian Fisher Third place, Team Hahn Loeser Parks: John Fumagalli, Andrew Krause and Jeffrey Folkman (not pictured: Rick Ramsden) Jodie Greenhoe and Karen Hargrove D. Michael Sherman and JA President Victoria Stephan Randy Wynne and Ed LaPierre Bill Slepcevich and Peter Jepson Lisa Wilson and Scott ODellWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com. COURTESY PHOTOS CHARLIE MCDONALD / FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTO
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REAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY JANUARY 14-20, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B9Living driveways are as environmentally friendly as they are visually appealingW. Christian Busk Landscape Architects are paving the way with living driveways in Southwest Florida that are environmentally friendly. Our clients feel like they have their own Versailles with the patterned landscape outside their garages and front entries, says Chris Busk. More important, however, Its time to become environmentally conscious of the future of our land, he adds. His firms latest green driveway, at a residence in the Naples community of Olde Cypress, uses an attractive combination of proper drainage materials and low-growing, low-maintenance turf. Designed to easily handle average driveway traffic, the turf and paving blocks can also withstand a fire truck turning on them. In addition to being more visually appealing, turf applications for driveways reduce the glare and heat created by a large expanse of solid concrete or pavers. According to Mr. Busk, soft, matted islands of grass can reduce the heat in front of a home by up to 40 percent. Another environmental benefit of SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYQuail West members welcome the New Year as ownersQuail West Golf & Country Club became owned by and under the control of its members on New Years Eve day, when Quail West Development Company turned over more than $20 million in combined club assets to the member-run Quail West Foundation. The turnover was completed without any payment or cost to members. As part of the agreement, QWDC, a partnership of local businessmen who purchased the community in early 2009, will also provide substantial ongoing financial support to the foundation as they further develop the community. There are 23 home sites available. This is an important milestone in ensuring the long-term stability and success of our community, said John Gamba, a foundation board member. We are very pleased to have the overwhelming support of our members who realize that it is unprecedented, in todays world, to be able to control our own destiny, have a debt-free club and enjoy the continued support of our developer. According to Dennis Hillier, a partner at Greenberg Traurig, member-owned Salli Jones-Doyon has joined Stiles Realty as a retail leasing agent in the Naples office. Active in the local real estate industry for more than 10 years, Ms. Jones-Doyon will be responsible for leasing retail properties that Stiles represents throughout Collier and Lee counties. She has worked as a commercial real estate transactional broker with Colliers Arnold in Naples and also was director of sales and leasing for Grand Bay Properties Pelican Bay development in Bonita Springs. She is the immediate past president of Commercial Real Estate Women of Southwest Florida and is active with the International Council of Shopping Centers. Harry Stone w as the t op sales producer and Harley Conrad the top listings leader for December in the Vanderbilt Beach Road office of VIP Realty Group. A native of Kentucky, Mr. Stone moved to Naples after living in New York City for 25 years and working for Fitz & Floyd, Royal Worcester, Spode China and Christopher Radko before opening his own importing business. His family has owned property in Naples for more than 30 years. Mr. Conrad joined VIP in October 2004, after a career as managing partner with a consulting group that serviced the venture capital industry by assessing business and commercial real estate investment opportunities. He was appointed manager for the VIP Realty Group Naples operations in May 2009. Mr. Conrad has served on the executive board of the Boy Scouts of America, supported the Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Foundation and regularly works with Habitat for Humanity. Joanne Henle and S ar a Pentony have joined Downing-Frye Realty Inc. as sales associates. Originally from Stony Brook, N.Y., Ms. Henle has more than 15 years of real estate experience in New York and Florida. She graduated from St. Josephs University in Patchogue, N.Y., and worked in the health care industry in New York before starting her career in real estate. Prior to joining Downing-Frye Realty, Ms. Henle worked with Re/Max and Amerivest Realty. Originally from Toledo, Ohio, Ms. Pentony has more than six years of real estate experience. Prior to joining Downing-Frye Realty, she worked with Beth Rose Auction Co. in Ohio. Ms. Henle and Ms. Pentony are members of the Naples Area, Florida and National associations of Realtors. Whitey Phillips and T on y Rodriguez have joined Keller Williams Elite Realty in Bonita Springs. A licensed real estate agent for 24 years, Mrs. Phillips moved to Southwest Florida in 1983 from Akron Ohio., Mr. Rodriguez moved here from Orlando 18 years ago and has been a licensed real estate agent for more than eight years. He is a member of the Fort Myers Board of Realtors. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB10 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF JANUARY 14-20, 2010 The Right Place ... The Right Time ... The Right Price ...Life is great in NaplesPatrick Dearborn, LLCRealtor/John R. Wood RealtorsMulti Million Dollar Producer -239-877-4340 mobile www.iLoveNaplesFLA.comJust Listed Lux. Est. Home on 5 acres in Livingston Woods. Tennis and Basketball court, Barn, Guest House and TONS of upgrades. $3,000,000 Just listed 1.39 million 4 plus den pool home Vineyards JUST SOLD!Just listed High Rise Condo w/ lake-golf views $369,000 Pelican Marsh JUST SOLD!Former Model 4 bedroom home on lake $450,000 Saturnia LakesFormer Model 4 /3 pool home $525,000 Saturnia LakesLivingston Woods Patri c k De a turf-block driveway design is that the aggregates make use of below-surface stormwater runoff, Mr. Busk says. In a typical driveway, he adds, rainwater runs across oil-stained asphalt into the nearest catch basin and then flows to lakes, retention ponds and even the ecosystem without reducing contaminants. Green driveways, however, allow for sedimentation and filtering of contaminants through aggregates in the surface openings and base. Oils adhere to small soil particles and aggregates, and then are digested by bacteria in the lower soils, Mr. Busk explains. Green driveways can even reduce the amount of annual runoff, which in turn saves money on infrastructure calculations of ponds, storm sewer sizing and related costs. The use of these driveways meets U.S. Environmental Protection Agency stormwater performance criteria as a structural Best Management Practice standards. BMPs to improve water quality are slowly being implemented by municipalities throughout Florida. These applications are already in place in several states and can be utilized in suburban, urban and redevelopment sites as well. DRIVEWAYSFrom page B9 COURTESY PHOTOSLiving driveways combines turf and pavers.
Location Location Location...and with lots of room is upgraded 3 bedroom plus den and 3 full baths, is an exception to the rule. Raised panel cabinetry & granite counter tops. A real must see to appreciate. MLS 209036344Open House Sunday 1-4 3334 Timberwoods Circle $199,000 Kathi Kilburn-Bruce firstname.lastname@example.org Timber Wood of Naples kk Buying and Selling Real Estate is Important Business! WE MAKE HOUSE CALLS PERSONALIZED & CUSTOM CARE The Perfect Time is Now. The Perfect Agents are Us!Jacki StrategosInternational Diamond Society SRES, G.R.I., e-Pro239-370-1222JStrategos@att.net www.JackiStrategos.comAscot at Lely Resort $355,000Resort living at an affordable price. 2nd oor spacious coach home w/3BR, 2BA being offered furnished. Gracious view of the golf course and lake. 1 car garage.8859 Lely Island Circle $745,000Stunning home w/highly upgraded features. Perfection everywhere. Gorgeous master bedroom retreat. 3BR, 3 in-suite baths. Lanai is custom designed w/lake view.Hawthornes at Lely Resort $299,000Choose from these 2BR, 2BA spacious units. Feels like a single family home w/all the space. Granite, 2 car garage, eat-in kitchen w/upgraded cabinets thru out. Lake views.9044 Maverick Court $599,900Lake front on oversized cul-de-sac lot. 3BR, 3BA. Fireplace, custom built-in stone entertainment center. Of ce/den, upgraded kitchen, large lanai w/pool & spa. Lely Resort.Richard DrosteRealtor239email@example.comBill FeehanRealtor239firstname.lastname@example.orgFREE GOLF MEMBERSHIP SELLER FINANCING AVAILABLEResidential, LLC J Cbt 287-6732Nnb Of Tn PrfrBr Cr 370-8687 239-596-2520 Capri LOWEST priced Capri! SHORT SALE subject to lender approval. Great location, good views, great price! Asking $210,000 REDUCED Extended Oakmont LOWEST priced Oakmont! Wall unit, side load garage, surface works on all concrete, screened patio light and bright! Asking $369,000 Oakmont 3BD, 2.5BA, plus den 2 car-garage OAKMONT with pool LOWEST priced home with pool! Spotless, original owner home with granite, side load garage, and wall unit. Asking $398,000 VIRTUAL TOUR VILLAGE WALK OF NAPLES /Voted 2009 Community Association of the Year!Casual Elegance Windsor, 4BD, 3BA, Plus Den. Lovely former model located on private cul-de-sac offers large gracious rooms and an array of designer features, formal living and dining rooms, screened lanai with private pool, electric hurricane shutters and much more! $490,000 Value Packed and Luxuriously appointed! Lovely Capri home 2BD, 2BA offers open oor plan design, tile, upgraded kitchen counters, CUSTOM POOL with new heater,electric/ manual HURRICANE shutters, and more! $286,900 Glenwood! 3 bedroom Glenwood model with wall unit, screened patio, lanai hurricane shutters, south facing water view. Furniture also for sale! Asking $280,000 VIRTUAL TOUR NEW LISTING VIRTUAL TOURMagni cent Carlyle! 4BD, 3.5BA offers totally renovated home/kitchen including top appliances, granite, genuine hardwood oors, crown, renovated baths, private POOL, hurricane shutters and so much more! EXQUISITE HOME $649,000 Visual Tour Available!FABULOUS 3BD,2.5BA The prefect home in a prefect location offering extensive upgrades, granite, tile, freshly painted interior, plantations shutters, large screen lanai with water feature and lake views, hurricane shutters and more! $439,900 Furnishings available! ISLAND WALK OF NAPLES VILLAGE WALK OPEN HOUSE ESTERO GOLF COURSE VIEW! TOWNHOUSE/FURNISHED $325,000ESTERO CYPRESS COVE/WILDCAT RUN GOLF 3 BED/DEN/2 BATH/2 CAR MEMBERSHIP INCLUDED $325,000ESTERO PEACEFUL SERENE SUNSETS! 3 BED/2 BATH/ 2 CAR/READY TO MOVE INTO! $285,000 TURNKEY ESTERO GOLF COURSE VIEWS! 3 BED/2.5 BA/2 CAR WAS $629,000 NOW $349,000. ESTERO GRANDEZZA/OAKWOOD 2 BED+DEN/2 BATH/2 CAR NOW $285,000!ESTERO 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 ESTERO ROOKERY POINTE 4 BED/3 BATH/3 CAR/GAS HEATED POOL/ SPA $499,000 Jamie LienhardtLicensed Real Estate Professional/REALTOR 239-565-4268Jamie@sw moves.com Gulfcoast Premier Realty9250 Corkscrew Road, Suite One, Estero, Florida 33928 PRICE REDUCED! A Prosperous and Happy New Year!
B12 JANUARY 14-20, 2010 Annual/Seasonal RentalsNaples Furnished Naples Retail Naples Unfurnished e Strand/Mango Cay 3bd./2.5ba $2400 mo. annual/$3900 mo. seasonalMediterra/Calabria 3bd+den/3ba $4000 mo. seasonalwww.truesw orida.com239-210-1521 Olympia ParkVanderbilt Beach/Airport RoadGrande Reserve at e Strand3bd/3ba w/elevator $2200 mo. annual 11,780 living sq ft, 17,000 sq ft estate. $6,300,000 at Grey Oaks. Rarely available townhome in Mediterra, premium golf/lake views. $789,500 at Mediterra. New furnished model by The Newport Companies. Premium lake/golf views. $4,195,000 at Mediterra. Never lived in, furnished & decorated. 4,277 sq ft built by McGarvey. Reduced 450k! Premium vacant lots from $529,000 at Mediterra.www.MediterraLots.comDavid William Auston, PA239-273-1376Amerivest Realtywww.DavidNaples.com Over $100,000 in furniture and decorations. Lakeview. Offered turnkey. $598,500 at Mediterra Southwest lake/golf views. Premium stone oors. $749,000 at Mediterra. www.MediterraCondos.com Open House Sun., 1/17, 1-4pm Brand new furnished model villa, 2,900 living sq ft. with premium lake views! $1,395,000 at Mediterra. www.MediterraVillas.com Just Reduced! Robb & Stucky Interiors has been awarded two model merchandising contracts by Ravenna Partners at Miromar Lakes, a community of luxury waterfront residences in Estero. Florida licensed interior designers Catherine Baker, Christine Arnold and Cynde Thompson will direct the design projects. The first model is a first-floor, 2,842-squarefoot residence with three-bedrooms, 3 baths and a built-in library. The second is a third-floor, 3,975-square-foot residence, also with three bedrooms, 3 baths and a library. Completion of both furnished models is anticipated this month. Empowered Network Inc., the local women s networking group, will hold its 2010 Business Tradeshow from 3-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, at Three Oaks Banquet Center in Estero. Sponsors and vendors can sign up now. Registration is $75 if completed by Friday, Jan. 15. Sponsors include 88.7 Way FM, Mona Lisa Graphics, Set Free Photography, te Small Business Development Center at FGCU, Rick Johnson Auto & Tires, Small Business Resource Network and Mow and Blow Lawn and Landscape. Nearly 70 exhibitors participated in and more than 600 visitors attended the 2009 tradeshow. For more information, contact Joann Frazier at 233-4114 or info@EmpoweredNetworking.com. Robb & Stucky finishing models in Miromar LakesTradeshow needs vendors, sponsors Proudly offered by Patricia Warner, Realtor239-980-3740 www.patwarnerrealestate.comMiracle in Gulf Harbour Yacht, Golf and Country ClubThis Great Priced Home Must be Seen to Be AppreciatedSTART 2010 WITH A BUY YOU WILL NEVER FORGET Double Gated Community of Edgewater Meticulous attention to detail in the solid wood arched doors, crown molding & vaulted ceilings. Mahogany wood architectural details in one of a kind of ce. Work at home in total luxury. Opulent master suite includes dual showers & vanities with luxurious spa bath, bidet & custom closets Each guest suite offers full bath and walk in closets ALL NEW electric hurricane shutters and Full home power generator Large bar & television area with High De nition Television, electronics & sound system Extra 1/2 lot offering a garden of opportunities for expansion, pet or play area. Three car + golf cart air conditioned tiled garage with custom cabinetry New home inspection with perfect rating Recent appraisal higher than list priceDinner is served, seating 10 healthy diners comfortablylakefront Custom Home adjacent to Riverfront Estates & footsteps to private club & amenitiesPremier Starlight Pool, spa, grill, bar, fireplace & fire pit for relaxing & entertaining Resident Chef will love the Vitacor cabinetry with maple interior, blue pearl granite & warming ovens
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB14 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF JANUARY 14-20, 2010 OPEN DAILY NEW 2 and 3 BEDROOM Upgraded Condos Water Views Huge Lanai Garage Davis Blvd. JEAN 239-293-7269 Peak Realty Partners, LLC NEW CONSTRUCTION PARK SHORE 3747 Fountainhead Ct. This brand new 3,337 square-foot home has 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, and a 3-car garage. Professionally decorated and furnished. Includes granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, lanai with summer kitchen, pool and spa. Call Danielle Smith, 239-398-0910 NEW CONSTRUCTION MARCO ISLAND 151 Shorecrest Ct. Brand new 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with large great room, study, formal dining room, screened lanai overlooking the canal with 80 of water frontage. Master suite has master bath with jetted tub and walkthrough shower. Call Danielle Smith, 239-398-0910 NEW CONSTRUCTION MARCO ISLAND 1979 San Marco Rd. This newly constructed 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom Marco Island home is as cozy as it is peaceful. The home features granite countertops, premium tile ooring, custom cherry cabinets, stainless steel appliances and pool. Call Danielle Smith, 239-398-0910 NEW CONSTRUCTION OLDE NAPLES 1025 5th St., S. This Olde Florida styled home is professionally decorated and furnished with 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and gourmet kitchen. Features include elevator, granite countertops, custom cherry cabinets, stainless steel appliances, & high-end nishes. Danielle Smith, 239-398-0910 Peak Realty Partners is an aggressive, growth-oriented full-service real estate rm that offers quali ed candidates an exciting career to grow professionally and personally. Peak Realty is currently looking for licensed sales agents with commercial or residential sales experience in SWFL. Bene ts include a premier address, full broker support & training, no desk fees, no transaction fees and professional advertising paid by the rm. For consideration, please send resume to: email@example.com or fax: 239-649-6735 Reduced Price: $1,599,000 List Price: $874,500SPECTACULAR WATER VIEWS PARK SHORE 3755 Crayton Rd. This charming and gracious residence includes 4 bedrooms, den, 4.5 baths and 2-car garage. Kitchen features custom cabinets, granite countertops, and GE appliances. The exterior includes boat dock, boat lift, pool and spa. Call Danielle Smith, 239-398-0910List Price: $3,195,000 List Price: $495,000 List Price: $2,640,000SECURE CAR STORAGE ON MARCO ISLAND Progressive Car Condos Purchase a Car Condo and protect your valuable classic and seasonal cars, jet-skis, and motorcycles from Floridas harsh weather in a state-of-the-art climatecontrolled building meeting requirements for museum quality storage. Call Rebecca Hayden, 239-340-3302Individually For Sale: $13,500NEW CONSTRUCTION OLDE NAPLES 950 8th St., S. This brand new home has 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, pool and spa. Features include spiral staircase, gourmet kitchen, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, natural stone ooring, crown moldings, two laundry rooms and replace. Call Danielle Smith, 239-398-0910List Price: $2,750,000NEW CONSTRUCTION MARCO ISLAND 353 Rockhill Ct. Newly constructed home is professionally decorated and furnished with Gulf access and excellent water views. The luxurious home has 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, ofce, and 3-car garage. Enjoy the water views off the lanai, pool & spa. Danielle Smith, 239-398-0910List Price: $1,540,000 NEW CONSTRUCTION MARCO ISLAND 768 Bluebonnet Ct. Newly constructed 3 bedroom + study, 2 bath, and 2-car garage home with canal access. Features include custom cherry cabinets, premium tile ooring, stainless steel appliances, crown moldings, covered lanai and private pool. Danielle Smith, 239-398-0910 Reduced Price: $874,500NEW CONSTRUCTION MARCO ISLAND 805 Caribbean Ct. This home includes 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, study, and 2-car garage. Features include custom cherry cabinets, premium tile ooring, wet bar, stainless steel appliances, boat dock and lift, lanai with private pool and spa. Danielle Smith, 239-398-0910 List Price: $984,500 Peak Realty Is Now Hiring Sales Associates! Price Reduced! Price Reduced! TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THESE NEWLY CONSTRUCTED HOMES, CALL 239-213-0900! clubs create stability for the club with existing and future property owners. Mr. Hillier specializes in corporate and real estate law with an emphasis on the design of club membership programs. Quail West amenities included in the transfer are two 18-hole Arthur Hills signature golf courses, a 70,000-square-foot clubhouse with ballroom, wine grotto, full-service spa and beauty salon, pro shops, fitness center and card room; eight lighted red-clay tennis courts; and a junior Olympic-sized solarium pool. The clubhouse recently underwent a $15 million renovation. Available home sites in Quail West range from one-half to more than one acre. Prices begin in the $300,000s. Custom homes are offered from $1,250,000 to $9,950,000. The recently introduced villas are designed to complement the initial phase of the community which offers larger homesites and estate-sized singlefamily homes. The first villa offering includes 19 homesites in the La Caille neighborhood with expansive golf-tolake views as well as views of holes eight and nine on the Lakes Golf Course. Oneand two-story floor plans range from $985,000 to $1,275,000. Since acquiring Quail West, the developer has reported $26 million in sales of furnished model homes, resale homes and homesites during the first three quarters of 2009 with $21 million in sales taking place during the last four months. Quail Wests preferred builders include Florida Lifestyle Homes of Fort Myers, Fox Custom Builders, Imperial Homes of Southwest Florida, London Bay Homes, McGarvey Custom Homes, Robert DAngelo Custom Homes and The Newport Companies. To view a photo gallery, visit www.QuailWest.com. For more information, call 5921010. QUAILFrom page B9COURTESY PHOTOSJohn McGarvey, Bill Price, Alan Freeman, Dan Gerner, Tom OBrien, John Gamba and Al Kessel Quail West clubhouse
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JANUARY 14-20, 2010 REAL ESTATE B15 TwinEagles is oered by Bonita Bay Group Realty, Inc., a licensed real estate broker. Prices, features and availability are all subject to change without notice. Photos and renderings shown are intended to be representative of available product. Broker participation is encouraged.TWinEagles.com 11330 TwinEagles Blvd. NAPLES 239.352.8000 to onFind your new home at TwinEagles in a lush, tranquil and natural setting where youre completely in your element. You can enjoy the classic Florida lifestyle today in one of these beautiful homes at TwinEagles, where nature is preserved and life is harmoniously blended with the environment. from $469,990This Centex single-family oor plan features 3,021 sq. ft. a/c, four bedrooms, three baths, great room, dining room and lanai. $1,549,900A single-family model home by Divco Construction Corp. with four bedrooms, four-and-one-half baths, study, dining and great room. $1,665,000This single-family model home by Bordeaux Homes has 4,059 sq. ft. a/c, four bedrooms, four-and-onehalf baths, pool and covered lanai. $2,195,000A furnished two-story home by Arthur Rutenberg Homes offers ve bedrooms, six-and-two-half baths, den, bonus room, pool and spa. from $388,990A single-family oor plan by Centex has 2,562 sq. ft. a/c, three bedrooms, two-and-one-half baths, den, great room and two-car garage. $2,475,000London Bay Homes island-inspired model offers fabulous lake and golf views, three bedrooms, four-and one-half baths and 4,642 sq. ft. a/c. $1,498,000Kingon Homes furnished singlefamily home has three bedrooms, three full baths, study, custom pool and spa. from $317,950A rst-oor home by Pulte Homes has 2,367 sq. ft. a/c, two bedrooms plus den, two baths, island kitchen, large lanai and two-car garage. from thes Of course. Miromar Design Center in Estero and Robb & Stucky showrooms in Bonita Springs and Naples invite the public to free seminars. In Naples, The Robb & Stucky showroom is at 2777 Tamiami Trail N. Seminar reservations are requested. Call 261-3969, ext. 7000. In Bonita Springs, the Robb & Stucky showroom is at 3181 North Bay Village Court. Seminar seating is limited and reservations are requested. Call 949-3001, ext. 8000. Also in Bonita, the Robb & Stucky Casual Outdoor Living showroom is at 26501 S. Tamiami Trail. The Miromar Design Center is on Corkscrew Road east of I-75 and across from the Miromar Outlets. Seminar reservations are not required. 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, at Robb & Stucky, Naples: Trunk show and visit from artist/designer Larry Laslo (trunk show continues through Sunday, Jan. 17), who creates contemporary art inspired by the world around him for Rosenbaum Fine Art. 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, at Miromar Design Center: Landscape architect Andrew Eisele of JRL Design Studios in Naples will present a brief history of residential garden designs and discuss garden styles. 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, at Robb & Stucky, Naples: Kris Kolar, vice president of interior design, and design consultant Harriet Mitchell will help attendees discover whats new in home furnishings and accents for this season. 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, at Robb & Stucky Casual Outdoor Living, Bonita Springs: Remodeling offers numerous benefits to homeowners who want to change their lifestyle without uprooting and moving. Interior designer April Campbell and licensed professionals from Sandstone Builders and Ruffino Cabinetry will discuss how to get the new look you want, for one project or your entire home. 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 22, at Robb & Stucky, Naples: Trunk show and seminar with photographer Jennifer Deane (trunk show continues through Sunday, Jan. 24). Ms. Deane and design consultant Bruni Darwin will explain why art is vital in a home. 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at Miromar Design Center: Steve Jaron of Renovate and Restore will present The ABCs of Remodeling, from developing a budget to selecting a contractor and materials. Candice Sebring-Kelber of Candice Kelber Interior Design will talk about trends in interior design for whole-house or room makeovers. Spice up your home life with help from free design seminars
EXCLUSIVE REPRESENTATIVESPRIVATE. BEACH. CLUB. LIVING. 239.514.5050 MorayaBay.com 111 25 Gulf Shore Drive. Naples, FL 34108New models shown by appointment. Residences from $2.5 million. BEACHFRONT: THE VANDERBILT PH02 Panoramic Gulf of Mexico and bay views from this luxurious Penthouse residence, 3 BR/3BAs. Exquisitely done with upgrades throughout, private elevator entry, 2-car garage and private beach club membership. NOW REDUCED TO $3,400,000 BAYVIEWS: LA SCALA #203 Wide bay views and private dock with lift. 3BR/2 BAs NOW REDUCED TO $795,000 VANDERBILT YACHT & RACQUET CLUB Bay views and just steps to the beach from this fabulous 2BR/2 BAs home. FURNISHED $549,000 REGATTA: #601 End residence with wide bay views, 3BR/2.5 BAs FURNISHED $825,000 #705 Bay Views from this 3BR/3BAs, no pet restrictions FURNISHED $795,000 #303 Wonderful tropical waterfall pool view, 3BR/2 BAs FURNISHED $599,999 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE: GRANDE PHOENICIAN Incredible gulf and bay views from the 11th floor with private beach club. FURNISHED $1,019,000 GRANDE GENEVA DEVELOPER CLOSE OUT 3BR Residences with spectacular Gulf of Mexico and Golf course views! Fantastic on-site amenities and Beach Club Membership included! Priced from $900s GOLF COURSE: KENSINGTON GARDENS Estate pool home with 3BR + den/3 BAs Includes club membership! $899,000 PELICAN BAY: ST. MARISSA # 1002 Beautiful Gulf Views from the 10th Floor $639,000 THE VANDERBILT OFFICE 239.273-7731 JENS CELL 239.273.0971 DAVES CELL jenniferU@premiermail.net
(239) 594-2209 3+Den/3.5Ba. completely refurbished 2872SF end unit. $999,500 N.W. end unit, Vast Gulf/Preserve views, 3+Den/3.5Ba. $1,399,000 3096Sf, Bamboo Flrs, 10ft ceilings, Views $2,175,000 3050SF, end unit, 2 lg. wrap around lanais $989,000 Stunning W. Gulf Views, marble rs, 3Br+Den/3.5Ba. $1,399,000 3096SF, 3Br./3.5Ba., Amazing views, Large lanais. Beautiful Waterfront! New decor, 2677SF, 3/3 $899,000 REDUCED! REDUCED! 3Br/3Ba, 2428SF, Views of Gulf/ River/ Bay REDUCED! Great Gulf views,2677SF, 3/3, 2 lanais. $949,000 REDUCED!LOA of 125/24, Close to 5th Ave. 10 Acre w/home, can be subdivided, West of 75 Waterfront unit, 3/3.5, steps to Gulf/Beach, slip w/ 20K lift, $1,489,000 9640SF, Estate home/guest house, 1.4 acres, detail in every respect! $3,950,000Renovated! 3233SF, lg. lanai lake view. Kris Savoie 253-9957 $989,000 Renovated w/ designer upgrades, golf course view, 2984SF Kris Savoie: 253-9957 $675,000Authentic beach cottage, 2642SF, amazing views, replace $999,000 Refurbished, 3+Den/2,guest appt., Gulf access. $795,000 OPEN SUNDAYCALL 60 MIN. IN ADVANCEREFURBISHED, 2/2, Hi-Ceilings, top r. Owner nancing avail. $254,900 Gulf Views, 2677SF, 2 lanais w/ hurricane shutters. $949,000 2677SF, 10ft. ceilings, granite countertops, Views $1,329,000 NEW LISTING32x14x4, slip is permitted for a vessel w/ LOA of 32ft. $94,500 REDUCED!Wiggins Pass views, direct Gulf access. Sharp 2/2 $399,000 REDUCED! Refurbished, 2/2 end unit, Gulf/Wiggins Pass views. $639,000 OPEN SUNDAY1-4PM
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 Port Royal, 3860 Gordon Dr BEACH HOUSE. Easy living beach front home aords panoramic views and breath taking sunsets. Totally renovated in 2007. Just steps to the beach! 4/4 (H3560) Mary Naylor, 784-1689, Jacques Groenteman, 659-6382 $7,495,000 Port Royal, 3901 Gordon Dr Beautiful Gordon Drive location is the setting for this custom built home originally designed for use by architect Walter Keller. Situated on Champney Bay. 3/3.5 (H3558) Mary Naylor, 784-1689, Jacques Groenteman, 659-6382 $4,500,000 Port Roya l, 3939 Gordon Dr Enjoy quiet tranquil views of Champney Bay and a dock and dock slip that can accommodate several boats. e inside has been completely renovated. 3/2 (H3557) Mary Naylor, 784-1689, Jacques Groenteman, 659-6382 $3,290,000 Pelican Bay, 6001 Pelican Bay Blvd, #PH B Gulf front penthouse, stunning Gulf & Bay views, 2 large master suites, nearly 5,500 ac sq ft, replace, windows galore, storm shutters, 86 ft screened lanai. 3+Den/3.5 (C6133) Friley Saucier, 293-3532 $2,650,000 Vanderbilt Beach, 10620 Gulf Shore Dr, #701 Your private elevator leads to a double door entry. Enjoy expansive views to the west, north and east from this end unit. 3 porches. Dock included. 3+Den/3.5 (C4718) Mary Naylor, 784-1689, Jacques Groenteman, 659-6382 $2,150,000 Aqualane Shores, 450 17th Ave S Located on beautiful 17th Ave South, desirable southern exposure, direct access with 60 dock and covered cut-in 20x36 slip. Well maintained home. 3/2 (H3562) Mary Naylor, 784-1689, Jacques Groenteman, 659-6382 $1,825,000 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 Bonita Bay, 26436 Brick Ln Tropical paradise found! Courtyard home amplied on extra large home site. Glass walls allow the outdoors in. Spacious r plan allows for entertaining galore! 3+Den/4.5 (H4590) Heather Wightman, 450-1891 $1,399,000 Old Naples, 510 2nd St S, #102 1 blk to Gulf & elegant 5th Ave shops & restaurants. Gracious 2-story townhome in 4-unit complex w/pvt courtyard & pool. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF JANUARY 14-20, 2010WEEK at-a-glance Friends of TheatreZoneSee who attended a recent fundraiser, as well as others out and about around town. C28 & 29 Wine lessonsFormer philosophy professor discusses his heady approach to winemaking with Florida Weeklys Jim McCracken.C38 A one-man showGardner-Colby Gallery presents its 12th annual exhibit of works by magic realist painter Kevin Sloan. C26 Aone-manshow Coming soonFrom brassy broads to classical ballet, the lineup at The Phil has it all. C21 Gulfshore Playhouse opens new season with HonourSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ What happens when a comfortable, middle-aged marriage suddenly stalls, when shared values and responsibilities no longer coalesce, and the opportunity arises for one life to be renewed but at the expense of anothers happiness and security? And how does this impact the rest of the family? Playwright Joanna Murray-Smith challenges the notion of honor, our sense of decency and the belief that love will prevail in her provocative drama Honour, which opens the new season for The Gulfshore Playhouse. The show opens Friday, Jan. 22, and runs through Jan. 30 at The Norris Center. A newspaper columnist, screenwriter and novelist as well as playwright, Ms. Murray-Smith developed Honour as part of a playwriting program at Columbia University. Its original workshop reading starred Meryl Streep, Sam Waterston and Kyra Sedgwick. Laura Linney and Jane Alexander starred in the show when it premiered on Broadway in 1998. Honour has also been produced in two incarnations in Londons West End. These productions in 2003 and 2006 starred Eileen Atkins and Diana Rigg respectively. For the Gulfshore Playhouse production, Broadway veteran Allen Fitzpatrick (Les Miserables, SEE HONOUR, C12 ALMOST, maineKATHY GREY/ FLORIDA WEEKLYTop: J.C. Hanisko and Bree Cowan in a scene called Love Hurts from Almost, Maine. Above: Bob Garnett and Erin Laughlin rehearse a discussion about their characters broken relationship. e e Catching up with playwright John CarianiC4 >>inside:Because anything can happen when the stars are aligned ...As an arctic chill clapped its frigid hand over Southwest Florida and kept it there The Naples Payers entered into production week for Almost, Maine. The play is set in a town that isnt quite a town (We never got organized, a character explains) 200 miles from the coast of Maine on a moonless night in the middle of winter, against the modulating backdrop of aurora borealis, the Northern Lights. And its very cold. A couple of weeks before, on a balmy Naples night, director and former school teacher Anna Segreto instructed the actors to demonstrate feeling cold with their body SEE MAINE, C4 BY KATHY GREYkgrey@ oridaweekly.com SEGRETO h t F J C3
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Samuel Johnson, the 18th-century writer and scholar, said a second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience. At a recent wedding, it seemed that for a certain set, hope abounds. Along a white sand beach of Mexicos Mayan Riviera, the strikingly beautiful bride, a Russian concert pianist, married a handsome doctor. That its a second marriage for both of them was hardly a footnote to the proceedings. After all, half the guests were similarly paired gentlemen and second wives. Hardly a surprise, given that the Centers for Disease Control reports 33 percent of all first marriages end in divorce or separation. And most liberated divorcs eventually climb back on the wagon. According to a report published in the Journal of Economic Perspectives in 2007, roughly 70 percent of those who have been divorced end up remarrying. But if trading one ball and chain for another might seem depressing, you wouldnt know it from the couples at the Mexican wedding. The gentlemen clearly adored their second brides, and the ladies seemed charmed by their experienced suitors. In a fantastically entertaining but sometimes cringe-inducing article for The New The second times the charm for some couples SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS ArtisHENDERSON email@example.com Being married to someone you respect for being somehow better than you keeps affection alive...York Times Magazine, author Elizabeth Weil wrote about her quest to improve what she called her pretty good marriage. She reflected on the idea that competition is inherent to many marriages, that marriage itself is a battleground for limited emotional and psychological resources. I began seeing (my husband) as my adversary, the person against whom I was negotiating the terms of our lives, she wrote. But I wonder if this gotta-get-mine mentality isnt what gets most first marriages in trouble. According to the Journal of Economic Perspectives study, first marriages that ended in divorce lasted an average of 10 years (Mrs. Weils hovers shakily at the nine-year mark). Rather than hang-on through the tough times, many married partners today are prepared to split. Instead of applying the knowledge gained over a long marriage to fix what they have, they transfer those lessons onto a newer, fresher mate. David Sarasohn, though, has been married to his first wife forever. Well, not since the Big Bang, the associate editor of The Oregonian in Portland said in a Modern Love piece for The New York Times in December, but since the Nixon administration 35 years a stretch long enough to startle new acquaintances or make talk-show audiences applaud. Their secret? Respect. It wasnt a matter of basic human respect in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights sense, but of respect for someone who is in some way better than you, he wrote. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 14-20, 2010 language. They were hugging themselves and blowing into their hands, she recalls. I said to them, What is it you do when its cold outside? You tense up! She pauses. If I knew the weather was going to get like this, I could have saved my breath. Some of the best directors are teachers, and teaching is what Ms. Segreto does best. She really doesnt see much distinction between the two. As a teacher, it was my job to make sure students succeed. Likewise, she says, Its my job as a director to make sure actors succeed. While teaching English and drama at the Community School, she also instructed classes at the Sudgen and performed and directed for The Naples Players. After 11 years at the Community School, she has officially retired. But thats certainly the only retiring thing about the woman whose directing credits include The Glass Menagerie, The Goat/Who is Sylvia, Women of Lockerbie, Nuts and Antigone. And when she read the script for Almost, Maine, she fell in love. Dallas (Dunnagan, artistic director of The Naples Players) handed me a bunch of plays and I read them, she says. I read Almost Maine first, holding it as a standard to which the other plays would be judged. I told her I wanted (to direct) this one. And so I am. Its so unique, which was why I liked The Goat (by Edward Albee). The play can be performed with a cast as small as four or one as large as 19, if an actor is cast for each part. Ms. Segreto compromised with seven: three women and four men, each portraying one to four characters. When rehearsals started in midNovember, she challenged the actors to attempt to set their own movement on stage blocking by what internally would motivate each character. I asked them to justify where they were moving, she says. Ever the interactive teacher, she corrected blocking that didnt work and applauded and kept that which did. And so it went interactively all the way as director and cast put the play together. Ms. Segreto sees another parallel between teacher and director: the written word. It just fascinates me to see the words of a play become something real on the stage. Its wonderful, she says. Though theyve never met, Ms. Segreto feels she knows playwright John Cariani. He had about 25 pages of authors notes, she says, indicating that surely stemmed from Mr. Carianis acting background. Except for Eugene ONeil, she said, Ive never seen as much. Almost, Maine plays out as a succession of vignettes in fictional Almost, Maine. (Mr. Cariani is a native of Presque Isle, Me., presque trans-MAINEFrom page 1In a telephone interview this week, Almost, Maine playwright John Cariani gave Florida Weekly an update about his latest adventures, his point of view and some insight into what could be his future. Q: You have a new play being premiered in the fall in Maine. Its called Last Gas, and its about a guy from northern Maine whos searching for happiness. Is that man you? A: Probably all the characters are composites of people I know. It takes place at the end of the world where Interstate 95 ends, 45 miles away from where I grew up; 110 miles south of the northern border of Maine. It just stops. You cant get out fast. You cant go 65 mph to get out. Theres a big issue in northern Maine about some people staying and some people going. Those (who leave Maine) dont tend to go back. In Last Gas, one who has managed to stay makes a great life for herself professionally, but her personal life is a mess. The protagonist is searching for his place in the world, and he finds it in a very unexpected place emotionally. Its about what happens when people love incorrectly, the fallout of loving wrongly. Q: What kind of happiness does the protagonist seek? (Maybe a little about the plot.) A: Hes searching for peace of mind and peace in his heart. Q: This comes roughly 10 years after your first launch with Almost, Maine. Do you think youll continue to put out a play once a decade and focus on your acting, or do you think the tides will turn, and eventually youll predominantly be a writer? A: I write for fun and I act for a living, so I think Ill keep writing for fun. If that means once a decade, thats all. I might write one more and that might be it. When something that you love to do becomes your job, your way of making a living, it kind of compromises what youre doing. Q: Is there anything youre dying to write about? Im writing about it now, in the Last Gas. I have drafts done, but its still very much a work in progress. Im interested in telling stories about people that you like and then they do something that you find repugnant. Its part of the revolt from within school of thought: make them feel welcomed and then punch them in the gut. Thats where all the fun is, you know what I mean? Q: How old are you? Are your folks still in Maine? A: Im 40, and my parents retired to Florida (Clermont). They suffered through those (Maine) winters 25 years. I guess that was long enough. Q: What did you do as a child growing up in rural Maine? A: I loved cross-country skiing. We spent a lot of time staring at the stars, talking and laughing. Q: What most inspires you to write? A: Every time people think that city people are smarter than or more sophisticated than people that arent from cities, that makes me want to write. People forget that Iowa voted for Barack Obama. I get so tired of people dismissing other people. Its easy and stupid. Dont get me started on this! But look, Maine said no to gay marriage and yes to marijuana! Q: Whats the film project youre working on today? A: Its called Elephant Sighs, written and directed by Ed Simpson. Ed Asner stars. Its about five men, and I play one of the men. Its a master class in acting, watching Mr. Asner. (The film is on location in Winston/Salem, N.C.) Q: How is it for your childhood friends to see you on the big screen or on TV? A: I recently had an old friend come through town, and she said it was just so funny. Ive been on some TV shows regularly, and my friends will be eating dinner, and they say, Oh, my God! (Thats John!) Q: Anything else youd like to say about yourself, your career, Almost, Maine or anything else? A: No. Catching up with the playwright lates to almost.) Those in Almost have various encounters with one another all at 9 p.m. on the same Friday. Some encounters are very real, some are surreal, and others border on the ethereal. But they all center on the theme of love.Florida Weekly columnist Nancy Stetson interviewed the playwright when he was in Southwest Florida for the 2007 staging of Almost, Maine at Florida Repertory Theater in Fort Myers. As he wrote the play, Mr. Cariani said, he was very aware of the fact that when romance is introduced, the audience perks up. Theyre engaged by a love story, he said. His script is surprising and sentimental, and I dont think theres anything wrong with that, he said. His characters can be completely believable or as tenable as atoms bouncing off each other. Its part of the playwrights intent the result of his gifted writing which results in a thought-provoking, uplifting experience. The audience can relate to each one of the 19 characters. And in one way or the other, each character is likeable. Lighting and sound designer Jeff Weiss casts a surreal veil over the scenes using the aurora borealis as a backdrop, allowing each scene to flow mystically into the next. Mike Santos set is spare, dusted with cotton snow, a bench and a simple shack on a revolve that ingeniously represents a handful of interior spaces. As with the characters and the lights, the set is a marvelous blend of illusion and realism. What did the director hope to achieve with this staging of Almost, Maine? Each scene ends with a magic moment and a hint of joy, she says. So I want (the audience) to leave feeling better than they felt coming in. john cariani COURTESY PHOTOBree Cowan and James CARIANI >> What: Almost, Maine, performed by The Naples Players >> When: Wednesday to Sunday through Feb. 6 >> Times: Wednesday to Saturday 8 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m. >> Where: Sugden Community Theatre >> Tickets: $30, with some discounts available >> Info: 263-7990; www.naplesplayers.org if you go
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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. Capri, A Taste of Italy Thursday: Jebrys Jazz Jam; Friday: Johnny T; Saturday: Frank Sinatra; Monday: Bob Zottola and The Expandable Jazz Band; Tuesday: karaoke with Steve Roberts; Wednesday: Cahlua & Cream. In Riverchase Plaza, 11140 Tamiami Trail. 594-3500. Fitzgeralds Famous Pub Country and bluegrass every Saturday night. 9070 Bonita Beach Road. 949-2111. Freds Diner 7 p.m. Wednesday: Singer Songwriter Night hosted by Tim McGeary; 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday: Jazz vocalist Jess; 5:30-8:30 p.m. Monday: Gino. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. The Island Pub 5-8 p.m. Monday: Jebrys Jazz Jam; 6-9 p.m. Saturday; Jebrys Dance Trio. 600 Neapolitan Way. 262-2500. Jacks Bait Shack Thursday: Soapy Tuna; Friday and Saturday: Ocean Roads; 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 Bruce; Friday and Tuesday: Guitarist Barefoot Geno. Saturday and Wednesday: Guitarist Don Ortiz. All from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Sunset Beach Bar. Sunday: High Voltage poolside from 6-9 p.m. 851 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. 659-4309. Paddy Murphys Thursday: Justin; Friday: Barefoot Geno; Saturday and Tuesday: Maxi Courtney; Monday: Patrick. 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. Riverwalk at Tin City Thursday: John Lowbridge; Friday: Merril; Saturday and Sunday: Sal DeSatis. 1200 Fifth Ave. S. 263-2734. South Street City Oven and Grill Thursday: Open Mic Night; Friday: Maxi Courtney at 5:30 p.m. and Justin Raymond at 9:30 p.m.; Saturday: The Gladezmen; Sunday: Live reggae; Monday: Meagan Rose; Tuesday: Karaoke; Wednesday: Monkey Mitchell. 1410 Pine Ridge Road. 435-9333. Theater High Spirits TheatreZone presents High Spirits, starring Georgia Engel, at 8 p.m. on select dates through Jan. 17 at the G&L Theatre at Community School of Naples. (888) 966-3352. Almost Maine The Naples Players present Almost, Maine Jan. 13-26 at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers. org. Remember Me The Marco Players present Remember Me on select dates through Jan. 31. www.TheMarcoPlayers.com. Mind of Poe Theatre Conspiracy presents A Journey Through the Mind... Edgar Allan Poe on select dates in January at the Alliance of the Arts, Fort Myers. 936-3239 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Opus Florida Repertory Theatre in Fort Myers presents Opus through Jan. 24. 332-4488 or www.floridarep. org. See review on page C8. George M! Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers presents George M! through Feb. 14. 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com. Are We There Yet? The Off Broadway Palm Theatre in Fort Myers presents Are We There Yet? through March 7. 278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com. Symphony Lets Dance The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra performs Pops No. 1: Lets Dance through Jan. 17. 5971900 or www.thephil.org. Space Odyssey The Southwest Florida Symphony presents : A Space Odyssey at 8 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers. 418-1500. Regards to Broadway The Gulf Coast Symphony presents Classics of Broadway, featuring Tony Award-winners Debbie Gravitte and Doug LaBrecque, at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers. 277-1700. Thursday, Jan. 14 Trunk Show Jewelry by Erickson Beamon is showcased in a trunk show at Marissa Collections. 1167 Third St. S. 263-4333 for times and reservations. Classic Film Rock Hudson and Jane Wyman star in Magnificent Obsession at 2 p.m. at the Naples Regional Library. 263-7768. Free, but registration required. Art Opening Art Gallery Old Naples has a reception for Through the Glass: Paintings and Monoprints by Alice Fjelstul from 6-9 p.m. 794 12th Ave. S. 775-5000 or www.artgalleryoldnaples.com. Stand-Up Comedy Joey Medina performs today through Sunday at the Off the Hook Comedy Club on Marco Island. 389-6900. Just a Quiz The English Pub hosts Quiz Night at 8:30 p.m. 2408 Linwood Ave. 775-3727 or www.naplesenglishpub.com. Thursday on Third The courtyards and plazas of Third Street South come alive with jazz, rock and folk from 6-9 p.m. Eclectic Exhibit The Friends of the Library of Collier County present Eclectic Works, an exhibit by painter Doloris Daniewski, all month in the West Wing Art Gallery at the Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave. A reception is from 5-6:30 p.m. 262-8135 or www.collierfriends.org. High Notes Opera @ the Library presents Padre e Figlia at 6 p.m. at Headquarters Library. 593-0177. Free, but registration required. Swamp Film The documentary Big Cypress Swamp: The Western Everglades airs at The von Liebig Art Center. 262-6517. Friday, Jan. 15 Brassy Broads Kathy Halenda: Brassy Broads of Broadway plays today and Saturday at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or www. thephil.org. Britto Exhibit The Art Gallery at FGCU hosts Romero Britto: Vintage Britto through Feb. 5, with an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. tonight. 5907199. Wild Night Night Eyes After Dark tours at the Naples Zoo employ night vision scopes that reveal the nocturnal activities of the animals inside the tropical jungle. Tour size is limited to 20 people; participants must be at least 17 years old. 262-5409. Free Classic Rock Gulf Coast Town Center presents The Kappo Kings beginning at 8 p.m. in Market Plaza. 267-0783 or www.gulfcoasttowncenter.com. Saturday, Jan. 16 Dancing Horses The Royal Lipizzaner Stallions perform at 2 and 7 p.m. at Germain Arena in Estero. 9487825. Art Fest The Bonita Springs National Art Festival takes place from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Sunday at the Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26811 S Bay Dr. Optional $5 donation. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Fine Crafts A juried craft festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Sunday at the Art League Marco Islands Center for the Arts. 394-4221. Park Art The Floridas Wildlife & Wildlands Art Show takes place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park. 597-6196. Great Wheels Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Rolls-Royces, muscle cars and www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 A&E WEEK OF JANUARY 14-20, 2010 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO COURTESY PHOTONew River Fine Art welcomes Spanish modern master Jose Royo, whose classic paintings of women create ethereal visions that dance from the canvas, with a reception from 6-9 p.m. Saturday and from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16-17. Reservations are requested. 600 Fifth Ave. S. 435-4515 or www.newriverfineart.com.
WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOWEEK OF JANUARY 14-20, 2010 A&E C7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY ARTISTS RECEPTIONSaturday, January 16th, 6-9 PM Sunday, January 17th, 1-3 PM RSVP is requested 239.435.4515600 5TH AVENUE SOUTH, SUITE 102 NAPLES, FL 34102 WWW.NEWRIVERFINEART.COMRITMOS TRANSLATES TO RHYTHM Ritmos heralds Spanish Master Royos triumphant return to New River Fine Art. This collection features a stunning symphony of brush strokes, pigment and light. A marvelous rhythm that reveals the life of each painting. more will lines the streets of Mercato from 3-8 p.m. Autos are courtesy of the Naples Ferrari Club, West Coast Muscle Car Club and Cool Cruisers. The event benefits Eden Florida Autism. 403-2204 or www.mercatoshops.com. Heritage Music The Acoustic Music Society of Southwest Florida and Miromar Outlets present The Laws and Brent Moyer as part of the Heritage Music Series from 3-6 p.m. at Miromar Outlets. 390-5100 or 287-2035. Catch Cab The Cab Calloway Orchestra, directed by Cabs grandson, C. Calloway Brooks, returns to BIG Arts Schein Performance Hall on Sanibel at 8 p.m. www.BIGARTS.org or 395-0900. Sunday, Jan. 17 Bell Ringers The Westminster Concert Bell Choir performs at 3 p.m. at Moorings Presbyterian Church as part of The Hyacinth Series. Public welcome; donations accepted. 261-1487. Redneck Tenors The 3 Redneck Tenors perform at 5 and 7:30 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900. Films on Fifth The Naples Players continue with Films on Fifth with a 7 p.m. screening of Waltz with Bashir at the Sudgen Community Theatre. 263-7990. Monday, Jan. 18 Artists Unite ArtistSalon, an informal get-together for artists only, is set for 6-8 p.m. at the Rosen Gallery & Studios, 2172 J&C Blvd. RSVP to 8211061. Art Affair The Art League of Bonita Springs hosts Affairs of the Arts No. 5: Designing Women from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Victoria Green hosts the girls-only gathering at her eclectic showroom on Bonita Beach Road. Enjoy wine, desserts and hors doeuvres. $65. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. MLK Parade The 13th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade and Celebration starts at 11 a.m. at Broad Avenue South and 3rd Street South in Fort Myers. 293-2009. Tuesday, Jan. 19 Marco Raku The Marco Island Center for the Arts hosts A Taste of Raku from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Raku pots will be supplied; glaze them the way you want and dine on a meal during the firing. $43 per person; 394-4221. On Their Toes Miami City Ballet performs at 8 p.m. today and Wednesday at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or www.thephil. org. Wednesday, Jan. 20 In Focus A workshop in nature photography takes place from 9 a.m. to noon at Lovers Key State Park. Joe Moran of the Fort Myers Camera Club instructs. $25; 463-4588. Spring Style The Ave Maria University Naples Founders Club holds its Spring Style Show and Brunch at the university from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets are $45. Call 250-3537. Local History Walking tours of the Naples Historical District start at 10 a.m. at Palm Cottage, 137 12th Ave. S., home of the Naples Historical Society. Requested donation is $15 adults, $5 children. Reservations required; 2618164. Music Theater The Art League of Bonita Springs hosts Live at the Promenade! Aint I a Woman! celebrating the life and times of four powerful African-American women at 7:30 p.m. at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. $35-$45. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Upcoming events Elvis Lives Chris McDonalds Memories of Elvis Rockin Birthday Bash takes place at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers. 481-4849. Frankie and Friends Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons perform at 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. OSU Fans The Ohio State Alumni Club of Naples invites fans and alumni of OSU to happy hour from 5-7 p.m. Jan. 21 at Harolds Place at the Gulfcoast Inn, 255 Tamiami Trail N. Enchanted Garden The Garden District Studio presents its grand opening Enchanted Garden event from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at 137 Tenth Street North. 434-6700. All That Jazz The Italian Cultural Society presents a six-piece jazz ensemble with Grammy-winner Randy Brecker at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at the United Church of Christ, 5200 Crayton Road. Wine reception to follow. $30. 434-3323 or italianculturalsociety.com. Opening Night Gulfshore Playhouse opens a new season with Honour Jan. 22-30 at the Norris Center. (866) 811-4111 or www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org. Pickin and Grinnin Straight from Canada, The Laws and the Hard Ryde bluegrass band perform at 6 p.m. Jan. 22 at The Great Border Crossing at Big Cypress Market Place. Admission is $15. The barbecue starts at 5 p.m. and music is played from 6-9 p.m. 262-4622. Everglades Art Art-in-theGlades is set for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 23 in McLeod Park in Everglades City. Enjoy live music, food vendors and all kinds of art. 695-2905. Benefit Concert The YMCA of the Palms presents a Paul Todd concert, Love Your Children Well, at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26, at Sugden Community Theatre to benefit the Gaynor Early Child Development Center. A patron reception and silent auction precede the concert at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25-$100. 598-5143 or www.ymcapalms.org. Send calendar listings to email@example.com.
C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 14-20, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY e CluSceneFortMyers 239-590-9994 Naples 239-593-9499 CapeCoral 239-458-8700 PortCharlotte 941-235-3354 OrderOnline:jasonsdeli.come CluSceneFindyourFavorite!ChicagoClub-Thelatestcrave,starringsmokedturkeybreastand smokedredpepper-cilantroaioliandmoreontastyherbfoccaciaDeliClub-Not-SoTraditionalclubhighlightedbyovenroastedturkey breastandREALbacon,cheddarandSwissplusmore,layeredbetween wholegrainwheatClubRoyale-Trendsetterclubsandwichwithbothsmokedturkey breastandpremiumhamandmoreinatoastyallbuttercroissantCaliforniaClub-ACaliforniadreamwithhomemade guacamoleandsproutsinthemixOpenEvery Day&Night! >> What: Opus >> When: through Jan. 24 >> Where: Florida Repertory Theatre, 2267 Bay St., in the historic Arcade Theatre in downtown Fort Myers, between Hendry and Jackson >> Cost: $42 and $38 >> Info: Call 332-4488 or www. oridarep.org If you go closer to each other and the lighting had been more dramatic. Opening night was also marred by glitches in the CD that plays the quartets music as they practice and perform. The many hiccups and hesitations disturbed the plays magic and kept breaking its spell. Ray Rechts wonderful minimalist set is a curved, wooden raked platform suggesting the shape of viola, complete with a fingerboard, tailpiece and chin rest. Simple arches on either side suggest doorways. In the background, a screen, bookended with two f-holes, displays part of Beethovens Opus 131 as he penned it: a calligraphic delight with Cy Twombly-esque lines. And on either side of the stage, light boxes, with more of Beethovens composition inked on them. Opus is an exquisite, well-played production with the power to both delight and move us. Bravo! of artists who scuffle and vehemently disagree with each other. Like brothers, the men fight and argue and joke with each other; theyve been together so long they have their own shorthand, their own history of references.Wedded blissThis ensemble works so well together on stage, you think they really have been performing as a quartet for years and years. (It probably helps that all the actors have performed with one or more of the others before, at Florida Rep.) As Alan quips, A string quartet is like a marriage, only with more fidelity. Mr. Powers, as the passionate Dorian, practically vibrates with energy and excitement every time hes on stage. The least stable of all the musicians, hes also the most gifted, the one most in touch with the joy and spirit of music. Mr. Davies portrays Elliot as prickly and practical, always quick to find fault. He has some great dramatic moments with Mr. Powers, and is especially funny in a scene where hes clueless as his heterosexual co-musicians enthusiastically discuss the previous nights baseball game. Mr. Clavelli, like Mr. Powers, is always interesting in how he recreates himself on stage. In Alan, he gives us a man whos quirky and philosophical, given to seeing the world with a decidedly different slant than anyone else. And with perfect comedic timing, he effortlessly tosses off one funny line after another. (When Elliot chides him for not practicing the previous night, Alan calmly responds, I practiced in grad school.) Mr. Nowicki, the last member of the quartet, appears to be the groups anchor as a salt-of-the-earth kind of guy. He perhaps has the most difficult role, playing his emotions close to the vest, rarely revealing his internal struggles.In tune with wordsThe playwright Mr. Hollinger obviously loves words and delights in their musicality. His Opus, his work, echoes the structure of a quartet, with voices instead of instruments. He gives us dialogues as quartets, trios, duets and solos, the voices overlapping and blending and picking up each others lines. He toys with names, giving us a group that welcomes Grace into its fold and that possesses itself a name that sounds very much like Lazarus, the biblical character who is raised from the dead. Besides being entertaining, Opus examines the difficulty of making art, of creating something that is true, authentic, moving; how do you get out of the way ARTS COMMENTARY If you think classical music is filled with drama and passion, just wait til you see what its like behind the scenes with the musicians themselves. Like a well-written piece of music, Opus, playing at the Florida Repertory Theatre through Jan. 24, possesses drama and tension, humor and harmony. And just like a compelling composition, the plays recurring themes stick in your mind, replaying themselves over and over, revealing new treasures each time. Opus opens with four musicians the Lazara Quartet playing Beethovens Opus 130, swaying in their own private ballet as they bow their instruments. (The actors dont actually play them, nor do they imitate the complex fingerings the music demands; they simply act out bowing the strings. Its quite effective, and doesnt seem gimmicky at all.) This fictional string quartet has won a Grammy for one of its recordings, and when were introduced to them, theyre being interviewed for a documentary. As they respond to an unseen/unheard interviewer, their comments overlap, echo one another and follow in quick succession, just as their instruments do when they play. These four are so in sync, they finish each others sentences and can predict what another will say.Blending theater, musicPlaywright Michael Hollinger, who originally studied to be a professional violist and has a degree from Oberlin Conservatory of Music, knows intimately the world of music and the world of theater, and with this play deftly weaves the two together. The quartet is thrown into chaos when their violist, Dorian (Brendan Powers), suddenly disappears. No one knows where he is, so the remaining three Elliot (Giles Davies), Alan (Chris Clavelli) and Carl (Tom Nowicki) audition replacement candidates and choose Grace (Rachel Burttram), a nervous 25-year-old with an ordinary resume but extraordinary talent. Ms. Burttram is excellent at portraying that naivete that comes with not having much life experience; she plays the role with equal parts eagerness and nervousness. Giddy at the thought of making a life out of making music, shes eager to please, but nervous because shes not sure what shes gotten into with this all-boys club o a a t h NancySTETSON firstname.lastname@example.org Bravo! Opus plays out like a compelling composition and let the work move through you? (One auditioner is called an automaton who plays the notes, but doesnt have the feel, while Elliot and Dorian describe performing as losing awareness of whos who, until theres just music.) Opus explores the ephemeral nature of performances, and of our lives and our desire for meaning, to do something that will outlast us. It made me think of the Mary Oliver poem that ends, Doesnt everything die at last, and too soon?/Tell me, what is it you plan to do/with your one wild and precious life? Maureen Heffernan, who directed previous hits such as Shirley Valentine, Dancing at Lughnasa, Doubt and Rabbit Hole at Florida Rep, continues her success with Opus.A bit off keyShe did have one bit of curious staging at the beginning, though, in the first scene as the four men are being interviewed individually for the documentary about the quartet. Ms. Heffernan places them on both sides of the stage for a dialogue thats delivered rapid fire, sometimes only a short sentence or phrase. Not knowing who will speak next, the audience has to turn heads quickly, ping-pong style, to keep up. The scene would have been more effective if the actors had been seated COURTESY PHOTOThe cast of Opus, from the left: Giles Davies, Chris Clavelli, Tom Nowicki and Rachel Burttram.
The Community Foundation of Collier County has recently published Images of Hope, a 195-page coffee-table book with more than 250 full-color images by international award-winning photographer and Naples resident Brynn Bruijn. All proceeds from the sale of the book go toward the work of the foundations Immokalee Nonprofit Initiative. This unique book was created through a collaboration of individuals who believe that Immokalee is a vital thread in the fabric of Collier County. Their passion and the philanthropic leadership of the Community Foundation enabled the Images of Hope project to come to life. Throughout, there has been one guiding principle: to improve the quality of life for the residents living in one of the poorest areas of Southwest Florida. Launched five years ago, the Immokalee Nonprofit Initiative is a program of management training and collaboration building custom designed to address the needs of the Immokalee community. The foundation believes that the nonprofit agencies serving Immokalee need more than financial support; they also need the power of coordinated volunteerism. The Images of Hope book and accompanying exhibit at The Philharmonic Center for the Arts is such an effort. Through Ms. Bruijns camera lens, Images of Hope puts a face on the people of Immokalee, their culture and the complexities of their community. The photographs captured the ordinary in extraordinary ways, leading the viewer to see the soul of the image. Lush, colorful photographs show Immokalee residents at work, at play, at rest. They are in the fields, herding cattle, working at packing plants and shopping in the market. They are raising their families, worshipping together and gathering for festivals. There is hunger and crowded, unpleasant living conditions. But there is also joy and hope. The books commentary was written by Phil Beuth, retired president of CapCities/ABCs Good Morning America and a Guadalupe Center board member. Michael Culver, curator of the Naples Museum of Art, wrote the forward and curated the exhibit of more than 70 images. The exhibit is open to the public at the Kohan and Friends of Art Galleries in the Philharmonic Center for the Arts through Feb. 7. Images of Hope is the result of the talents of several Collier County residents: Ms. Bruijn, whose artistic eye and elegant photographic style reveals truths that must be shared; Mr. Beuth, whose commentary enhances and explains; Page Penna, who provided an artistic framework and cover design; and Jeanne Bolds, who directed the production. Many other Collier residents lent their support to the project. The Community Foundation is grateful to all these committed friends and supporters. Books can be ordered online at www. cfcollier.org and purchased in Naples at the Naples Museum of Art gift shop or BRuno on Third Street South. In Immokalee, books are available at the Eastern Collier Chamber of Commerce and at Lozanos Mexican Restaurant. Cost is $59.95 plus tax. Mary George is president and CEO of The Community Foundation of Collier County. With assets of more than $60 million, the foundation manages more than 400 funds established by charitable individuals and organizations. Investment earnings on these funds are used to address community needs. Since 198, the foundation and its fundholders have granted more than $40 million back to the community. For more information, call 649-5000 or visit www.cfcollier.org.FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 14-20, 2010 C9 BY MARY GEORGE ____________________Special to Florida WeeklyGIVING Images of Hope celebrates the Immokalee community MARKET OPENSNNUMC Art & Farmers Market6000 Goodlette-Frank Road, Naples Saturdays 7:30am 2:00pmProduce, Seafood, Art, Crafts and Breakfast with Santa Dec. 5th www.NNUMC.org or call 239-398-8623 www.NNUMC.org or call 239-398-8623 MARKET OPENSNNUMC Art & Farmers Market6000 Goodlette-Frank Road, Naples Saturdays 7:30am 2:00pm Produce, Seafood, Art, Crafts PUZZLE ANSWERS IS YOUR SWIMMING POOL BALANCED?Call now for a FREE no obligation analysis of your pool water.www.ftpool.com State Certied Pool Operator SOLAR SOLUTIONS Premium Solatube Dealer
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 14-20, 2010 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 HELLISHTOSIS 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: CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Once again, you delight everyone by coming up with a solution for a problem that actually works. On another note, its not too early to get started on those travel plans. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Before you go ahead with finalizing your plans for your new project, check them over to see if you can make some improvements or if you can find ways to cut costs. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) The Fabulous Fish might have been out of the social swim for too long, and its time you plunge back in. Reinforce your old friendships and be open to starting new ones. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Mixed signals could create problems. Make sure your views are presented clearly, and insist others do the same. Dont let an unanswered question go by without a full explanation. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Financial pressures ease, allowing for more budget flexibility. But as the money-wise Bovine will appreciate, thrift still beats out splurging. Expect news from someone special. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Getting things done is what you do so well. But be careful not to overtax your energy reserves. Take time out to relax or to do something different to help keep them at optimum levels. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) This is a good time to satisfy the Moon Childs growing sense of wanderlust. Choose a really special place to go to, with a very special person to share it all with you. LEO (July 23 to August 22) You love being in the spotlight. But be careful it doesnt blind you to the truth behind a seemingly wonderful opportunity. Look closer and you might be sadly surprised at what you find. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Isnt it time to take a break from your hectic schedule? Sure it is. And the sooner you do, the sooner you can return fresh and more than ready to take on all those new projects. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A recent family incident can help bring everyone closer, and theres no one whos better at making that happen than you. Accept (indeed, insist on!) help from others to get things off and running. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Long-held habits are often difficult to break. But the change from how you always did things to how you can do them now can be liberating. So, be flexible and give it a try. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Someone you met in your professional world last year and thought you would never hear from again could make a sudden reappearance in your life, along with an interesting job offer. BORN THIS WEEK: Your creative talents help bring beauty to the world and the people in it. On their behalf, thank you.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 14-20, 2010 C11 In a celebration of what would have been Elvis' 75th birthday, for one night only, Chris MacDonald will pay tribute to an All-American Legend in a truly dynamic performance complete with costumes, dancers and high-energy concert band. Come join us for this birthday celebration of the life and music of one of the greatest entertainers and pop culture icons of our time.For more info visit www.chriselvis.com8099 College Parkway, Ft. Myers, FL 33919For Tickets and Information: Call Box Office at 239-481-4849 or www.bbmannpah.comAll programs, artists, dates and times are subject to change. The only tribute The only tribute artist hired by Elvis Presley artist hired by Elvis Presley Enterprises to perform at Enterprises to perform at Graceland's Heartbreak Hotel Graceland's Heartbreak Hotel for 7 consecutive for 7 consecutive years! years! Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Member & Elvis Original Drummer, D.J. FontanaRock and Roll Hall of Fame Member & Elvis Original Drummer, D.J. FontanaSpecial Guest Star: $39*Introductory 1-Hour Massage Session FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26 GERMAIN ARENA ON SALE THIS FRIDAY AT 10AM!Buy tickets at the Germain Arenas T.I.B. Bank Box Office All Ticketmaster Outlets 800-745-3000 online at ticketmaster.com PRESENTED BY JAM PRODUCTIONS & FRANK PRODUCTIONSFRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26 GERMAIN ARENA Pops: A Life of Louis ArmstrongTo say that Louis Armstrong had an impact on American music is a little like stating that Picasso dabbled in art. Mr. Armstrong, one of the greatest musicians ever, was born in New Orleans just before the turn of the last century. He learned to play the cornet in an orphans home. He left the Crescent City during the early 1920s and settled in Chicago, where he joined King Olivers band. It was his inventiveness that set him apart, and eventually established him as an international star. In a highly readable new biography, author and Wall Street Journal drama critic Terry Teachout draws on a cache of important new sources unavailable to previous biographers to bring Armstrong, the man behind the legend, into sharp focus, perhaps for the first time. Armstrong, one of the most inventive, improvising soloists in jazz, cut a series of recordings during the early years of his career known as the Hot Fives and Hot Sevens. These historic cuts remain as crisp and relevant as when they were first issued more than 80 years ago. Mr. Armstrong was more than a jazz musician, however. His unique voice was recognizable throughout the world and it, too, helped define and expand American jazz. He had the musical punch to knock even the Beatles off the top of the charts. What gives this biography legs is its almost sweeping narrative that squarely places both Mr. Armstrong and his music in context. Some of the more fascinating aspects of this book detail how he came close to being rubbed out by the Chicago mob, the real reason why he broke ranks with President Dwight Eisenhower, and the facts behind his marijuana arrest in 1930. Mr. Teachout also manages to delicately sort out Mr. Armstrongs complicated private life. This is a first-rate biography, and fitting because Mr. Armstrong deserves nothing less. Like his music, Mr. Armstrongs life story is inspiring and an absolute joy. Books reviewed in this column are available online and at area bookstores.By Terry Teachout (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $30)REVIEWED BY LARRY COX___________________________Special to Florida Weekly BEACH READING
C12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 14-20, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Sweet Smell of Success, Damn Yankees, nd Street) will star as Gus. Broadway, Off-Broadway and television actress Elizabeth Hess (M Butterfly, Beggars in the House of Plenty and televisions Law and Order and Clarissa Explains it All) will portray Honor, the central character of this drama. Rounding out the cast will Jessica Rothert as Sophie and Heidi-Marie Ferren as Claudia. Following Honour, the Gulfshore Playhouse season continues with: Beau Jest, Feb. 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. Playwright James Sherman, a member of the Victory Gardens Playwrights Ensemble, will attend the February 25-26 performances and participate in a talk-back after the show. He will also conduct a workshop exploring the building blocks for creating a play as part of The Saturday Series on Feb. 27. A Dolls House, March 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 by Henrik Ibsen features one of the most famous, and scandalous, climaxes in all of 19th century drama. All shows are presented at The Norris Center, 755 Eighth Ave. S. Tickets start at $30 and are available by calling (866) 811-4111 or by visiting www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org. HONOURFrom page 1 In a non-competitive environment that allows aspiring and experienced actors to fine-tune their skills, Gulfshore Playhouses teaching professionals present classes for all ages. Aside from having good, old-fashioned fun, participants enhance their communication and presentation skills. More serious actors are welcome to bring audition pieces for professional coaching. Three sessions, each consisting of four classes are planned for adults, with classes taking place from 10-11 a.m. Series 1 is Jan. 23 and 30, Feb. 6 and 13; Series 2 is Feb. 20 and 27, March 6 and 13; Series 3 is March 20 and 27, April 3 and 10. Cost is $80 for one series, $150 for two and $225 for all three. For young thespians ages 12 and older, the Gulfshore Playhouse S.T.A.R. program covers theater techniques from scoring a script to improvising and auditioning. Student Theatre Artist in Residence classes take place from 4:15-5:45 p.m., with each session consisting of six classes. Series 1 is under way. Series 2 meets Feb. 18 and 25 and March 4, 11, 18 and 15. Dates for Series 3 are April 8, 15, 22 and 29 and May 6 and 13. Cost is $150 per series or $275 for two. The Saturday Series, Gulfshore Playhouses new educational initiative for ages 16 and older, presents designers, directors and visiting playwrights and actors in one-time sessions that are informative and fun. All sessions are at The Norris Center from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted: The Saturday Series lineup consists of: The Business of Show Business, Jan. 23 Allen Fitzpatrick (in the Gulfshore Playhouse production of Honour), a veteran of 35 years on and off-Broadway, will talk about getting started in acting, networking and showcasing, finding an agent and what happens in the casting process. Bring your questions. How to Build a Play, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 27 Playwright James Sherman, author of Beau Jest and member of the Victory Gardens Playwrights Ensemble, explores the building blocks for creating a play. From Page to Stage: Development of a Play or Musical Jan. 30 and April 10 (pick one) Gulfshore Playhouse founder Kristen Coury discusses the journey from the lightbulb moment of an idea for a play through the excitement of opening night. Stage Management Master Class Jan. 30 and April 10 Ever wonder what it takes to make a show run? Find out from Melanie Lisby, Gulfshore Playhouses own production stage manager. History of Greek Theatre: The Golden Age Feb. 6, March 13 and April 17 Jason McCain will discuss the historical significance of 5th Century Greek Theatre, including its origins, festivals, City Dionysia, Aristotles Poetics, tragedies, comedies, early dramatic structure, performance and major plays and playwrights. Greek theaters contribution to technical theatre, including masks, costumes, architecture and scenic design, will also be discussed. Costume Design: The Process of Designing a Show Feb. 13 and March 20 Gulfshore Playhouse costume designer Jennifer Murray will discuss how costumes help define the characters that live in the world of the play. The workshop will cover the roles and responsibilities of the costume designer and explore employment opportunities outside the world of the theater. Get Inside Lighting Design March 27 Join lighting designer Lisa Soverino as she share her theory and practice of lighting as it pertains to the production of A Dolls House. Shell discuss scenes from the play and how lighting choices were made and the ways role research, equipment options and collaboration with the director and other designers played into the process. Shakespearean Verse March 27 and April 3 What is Shakespearean verse? How do we break it down to read for pleasure, act it out for performance or prepare Shakespeare for an audition piece. Steven Cole Hughes, an actor in the Gulfshore Playhouse production of A Dolls House, will lead this session. All classes are held at The Norris Center. To sign up or for more information, call 213-3058 or visit www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org. Classes encourage kids and adults to act up Spend a Saturday morning with the pros NAPLES PRINCESS *Price does not include tax, port or service. Per person. AFTERNOON TEA ON THE BAY WITH BRAMBLES Enjoy a traditional English Tea while cruising Naples waters. $53pp plus tax, January 22. 12-2pm VALENTINES DAY...ROMANTIC SUNSET DINNER OR LUNCH CRUISE with a rose for the ladies. Enjoy live strolling entertainment in the evening. Call for more details and to book today. Spaces are lling up fast! Call (239) 649-2275 For ReservationsDEADLY VOWS AT SEA...MURDER MYSTERY DINNER CRUISE Sunday, January 17 at 5pm. $55.95pp
C14 WEEK OF JANUARY 14-20, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY JasonsFamousSaladBar 2311SantaBarbaraBlvd. CapeCoral239-458-8700 ReflectionPkwy.@CypressLake FortMyers239-590-9994 2700ImmokaleeRd. Naples239-593-9499 1100ElJobean(US41&SR776) PortCharlotte 941-235-DELI(3354) jasonsdeli.comAllyoucaneat, includingyourpick offreshorganics: fieldgreens,spinach, carrots,flatbread crackers.JasonsFamousSaladBar UPCOMING KEY WEST EVENTS GETTING THERE IS HALF THE FUN 1-888-539-2628 www.seakeywestexpress.comDepart from Marco Island at Rose Marco River Marina $5.00OFF ROUND TRIPRegular Adult Full Fare Your Way to Key West01/15: 50th Annual House & Garden Tour01/15 : Concert with KW Legend Vicki Roush01/16 : Fifth Annual Seafood Festival 01/18 : Key West Yacht Race Week Interactive Friendly Pirate Fun for the Whole Family Set sail on a 90 minute swashbuckling show! 239-765-7272 www.PiecesOfEight.com 2500 Main Street Ft Myers Beach Located at Salty Sams Waterfront Adventures Arrive 30-40 minutes prior to departure. Call For Times and Reservations 239-765-7272 Fridays & Saturdays 8:00pmJan 22 thru Feb 13Tuscan Showroom at The Inn of NaplesMagic Mystery & ComedyFamily EntertainmentPlease No Children Under Age of EightACT 1 Act 2 He Knows Your Thoughts Act 3 A Fun Play With MagicRazzle Dazzle Magic Comedy TheaterLester ProductionsAdults $30 Students $20 incl. tax 1-866-468-7630 Opera aficionados can see and hear Georges Bizets Carmen live from The Metropolitan Opera in New York City when the matinee performance is broadcast at three area movie theaters beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16. The theaters are: Hollywood Stadium 20, Naples; Hollywood Coconut Point 16, Estero; and Bell Tower 20, Fort Myers. Tickets are $22 for the show that lasts approximately 4 hours and 45 minutes, with two intermissions. Each theater will also show an encore performance of Carmen at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3. The production stars Elina Garanca as the seductive gypsy of the title, Roberto Alagna as the obsessed Don Jose and Mariusz Kwiecien as the toreador Escamillo. Acclaimed young Canadian conductor Yannick Nzet-Sguin leads the new production by award-winning British director Richard Eyre. Saturdays live HD broadcast to theaters around the world is the third in the 2009-2010 series of The Met: Live in HD. The series continues with these performances, also showing at the above three Southwest Florida theaters: 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6: Guiseppe Verdes Simon Boccanegra, starring tenor Placido Domingo in the gripping political thrillers title role. Encore at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24. 1 p.m. Saturday, March 27 : A new production of Hamlet by French composer Ambroise Thomas, starring Simon Keenlyside and Natalie Dessay. Encore at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 14. 1 p.m. Saturday, May 1: Rossinis fanciful Armida, starring Renee Fleming as the mythical sorceress opposite six tenors. Encore at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 19.For more information and to order tickets online, visit www.metoperafamily.org. Carmen comes to the movies live from The Met KEN HOWARD / THE METROPOLITAN OPERARoberto Alagna as Don Jose and Elina Garanca as the title character in Carmen.
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C16 WEEK OF JANUARY 14-20, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY BUYTICKETSNOW! www.thephil.orgorcall(800)597-1900orvisitourBoxOfceJoinusforDinnerattheDomebeforemosteveningperformances. Callformenuinformationandreservations.ATTHEPHILINNAPLES!Tuesday-Sunday,January26-31,8p.m. Saturday,January30,3p.m. Sunday,January31,2p.m.Startingat$79PhotoPaulKolnikwww.AChorusLine.com NewCastRecordingAvailableonMasterworksBroadway 5833PelicanBayBoulevard,Naples,FL34108-2740 BoxOffice/phonehours:Mon.-Sat.,10a.m.-5p.m.;Sun.,noon-5p.m.THEBESTMUSICAL.EVER.Wednesdaysperformanceisgenerouslyunderwrittenby U.S.Trust,BankofAmericaPrivateWealthManagement.NEWTIME KENT V. HASEN, M.D., P.A. Board Certified Plastic Surgeon4081 Tamiami Trail North. Suite C-203. Naples. FL K B 4 Fellowship Trained Cosmetic Surgery. Miami Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Chicago Cornell University Medical College. New Yorkwww.DrHasen.com239.262.5662 TOPICS OF DISCUSSION:Facial Cosmetic Surgery Face, eyes & brows Fraxel re:store Laser Minimizes age spots, sun damage & ne linesThermage/ ThermaCool TCSkin tightening for face, arms & abdomenBotox Cosmetic, Dysport, Sculptra, Juvderm, Restylane & Radiesse Reduces wrinkles & contours facial areasLATISSE Eyelash Enhancer New for longer, thicker & darker lashesSeminarMeet Dr. Hasen, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, who will discuss non-surgical and minimally invasive facial rejuvenation alternatives.Breakthroughs in Achieving Youthful SkinUPCOMING SEMINAR DATES:Wednesday, January 27 2pm 4pm Wednesday, February 24 2pm 4pmSeating is limited, Call 239.262.5662 to reserve your spot Fully Accredited Private Operating Suite on Site. The Hyacinth Series at Moorings Presbyterian Church presents the 14-member Westminster Concert Bell Choir at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, at the church. The bell choir members are undergraduate and graduate students at Rider University in Lawrenceville, N.J., under the direction of Kathleen EblingThorne. This year celebrates the 30th year of the handbell curriculum at Westminster Choir College, the first institution in the world to develop such a program. The ensemble performs with the worlds largest range of handbells: eight octaves, from C1 to C9. The bells, many of which are made of bronze, range in weight from 4 ounces to 11 pounds. The choir also uses the large Basso Profundo aluminum-cast bells. The Hyacinth Series concert is free and open to the public; a freewill offering will be made. For more information, call 261-1487. Bells will ring for Hyacinth SeriesOpera Naples presents Il Trovatore, Guiseppe Verdis renowned story of a good guy, a bad guy, a distraught noble woman and a crazy gypsy caught between them, Friday and Sunday, Jan. 22 and 24, at Gulf Coast High School. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Sunday. The company will pay tribute to the legendary heldentenor James King prior to each performance. Il Trovatore stars tenor Jeffrey Springer of the San Francisco Opera as Manrico; baritone Louis Otey of The Metropolitan Opera as Count DLuna; and Opera Naples own soprano Steffanie Pearce as Leonora. The Opera Naples season continues with: Gounod and Bernsteins Romeo & Juliet, the worlds favorite love story, then and now Feb. 20-21 at the Miromar Design Center. Mozarts The Magic Flute, March 5-6 at Cambier Park In 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 to Il Trovatore are $25, $50, $75 and $95 and are available by calling (800) 771-1041 or by visiting www.operanaples.org. Opera Naples presents Il Trovatore s ents Il p pe d 2 2 H i gh Go u s te i & t D M
C18 WEEK OF JANUARY 14-20, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Asian Pok Market239.-593-.88222095 Pine Ridge Rd Naples Sunday thru Saturday 9AM to 8PMwww.naplesasianmarket.comThe Finest Naples Florida Asian Market Special teas Asian ingredients Fresh fruits Vegetables Sushi And everything in between. We carry the widest selection of Asian grocery items from Japan, China, Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, and Vietnam Patron Tickets include cocktail reception and concert, $100 Love Your Children WellA Paul Todd ConcertSugden Community TheatreTuesday, January 26, 2010Patron Reception 6:00PM Concert 7:30-9:00PMTO BENEFIT:YMCA Gaynor Child Development CenterHonorary Chair: Lavern N. GaynorSilent Auction Wine & Hors doeuvre Reception(by Ridgway Bar& Grill & Tonys Off Third) To Purchase Patron & General Admission Tickets visit:www.ymcapalms.org/paul-todd-concert.htmlTrent at YMCA 239-598-5143 or email: email@example.com General Admission Tickets, Concert Only $25 Producer Eddy Lester will bring Razzle Dazzle, his family variety show filled with music, comedy and theater, to The Inn of Naples for performances Friday and Saturday evenings, Jan. 22 through Feb. 13. Curtain is at 8 p.m. for all shows. Performance venues are as scarce as hens teeth in Collier County, Mr. Lester says. So, Ive made arrangements with one of the areas finer local lodging establishments to create an intimate, 80-seat theater in its Tuscan Room. Henceforth, the room will be called The Tuscan Showroom. A New Jersey native, Mr. Lester has logged more than 50 years in the performing arts as a magician, booking agent and producer. He began his professional career as the opening act for Harry Blackstone and has since performed in and produced hundreds of shows, many of which were benefits for nonprofit organizations. Locally, he produced two years of the Festival of Magic to benefit Naples Publick Theatre. Mr. Lester will emcee and perform in Razzle Dazzle. His act will be followed by mentalist Dan Tong, a former Bostonian who now resides in Port Charlotte and performs in area nightclubs, on cruise ships and at colleges and corporate events. The evenings featured act will be Dontao Colucci in his play with magic, The Great Gorgonzola & His New Assistant. As the title character, Mr. Colucci suffers the comic trials and exasperations of an old-school Italian magican trying to break in a recalcitrant new helper. Tickets for Razzle Dazzle are $35 for adults and $20 for children and are available at the front desk at The Inn of Naples. For more information, call 774-0106. Eddy Lester and Razzle Dazzle check in to The Inn of NaplesLESTER Love Your Children Well, a concert by Paul Todd to benefit the Gaynor Early Child Development Center at YMCA of the Palms, takes place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, at the Sugden Community Theatre.Writer, composer, arranger and singer, Mr. Todd as attracted audiences Paul Todd concert will benefit YMCA child development centereverywhere since he won the prestigious National Yamaha Keyboard Contest when he was 14 years old. He composed the theme songs for many prominent organizations, including Men in Mission for the Men in Mission organization; Make a Wish (which was later recorded by Crystal Gayle) for The Make a Wish Foundation; and Christmas is for Children for Toys for Tots. His repertoire includes Broadway show tunes, jazz, pop, classical and original compositions. A patron reception and silent auction will precede the concert at 6 p.m. Patron tickets are $100. The Naples Children and Education Foundation will match the evenings proceeds dollar for dollar. General admission tickets to the concert are $25. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 598-5143 or visit www.ymcapalms.org. TODD
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JANUARY 14-20, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C21 THIS WEEK AT THE PHIL You can have this danceThe Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, led by guest conductor Michael Krajewski and with Broadway stars Joan Hess and Kirby Ward, presents a songand-dance pops extravaganza at 8 p.m. through Saturday, Jan. 16, and at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 16-17. The program will include George and Ira Gershwins I Got Rhythm and Shall We Dance? along with Irving Berlins Cheek to Cheek and Leroy Andersons Blue Tango. Tickets are $74.Get ready for Brassy BroadsKathy Halenda brings The Brassy Broads of Broadway to the Phil as part of the Cabaret Series on Friday-Saturday, Jan. 15-16, at 6 and 8:30 p.m. The New York Daily News called her a red hot mama. The Village Voice said she was an Ethel Merman-style diva. The L.A. Times praised her magnificent belt voice and earthy charm. With lots of comedic oomph and her bell-toned alto voice, Ms. Halenda performs in the intimate setting of Daniels Pavilion. Tickets are $39.Let Donny Clay show you the wayJason Alexander, best known as George on televisions Seinfeld, makes his Southwest Florida debut at 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17. Starring as Donny Clay, Americas fourth leading motivational speaker, he presents an evening of music, comedy, personal growth and partial nudity. The send-up of motivational speakers has drawn ovations around the country. Tickets are $69.Husband and wife dish out adviceComedian Greg Behrendt and his wife Amiira Ruotola-Behrendt present So You Think You Want To Be In Love as part of the Phils Speaker Series at 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18. Mr. Behrendt is co-author of the bestseller Hes Just Not That Into You, which became a hit movie and was the subject of two Oprah Winfrey shows. He and his wife co-authored the bestselling relationship advice books Its Called a Breakup Because its Broken and Its Just a Date: A Guide to a Sane Dating Life. Tickets are $39.A musical reflection on Rosemary ClooneyDebby Boone presents Reflections of Rosemary, an intimate musical portrait of the late Rosemary Clooney, at 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24. One of the great pop singers of the 20th century, Ms. Clooney was also Ms. Boones mother-in-law. Her longtime musical conductor, John Oddo, accompanies Ms. Boone, who performs Ms. Clooneys originals but with her own distinctive style. Tickets are $50.From Canadian ballet, A Cinderella StoryCanadas internationally renowned Royal Winnipeg Ballet performs A Cinderella Story at 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25. The longest continuously operating ballet company in North America presents this its acclaimed production of the classic based on themes by Richard Rodgers and set in the era of the 1950s. Tickets are $59.Step up for A Chorus LineThe new production of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical A Chorus Line comes to the Phil Tuesday through Sunday, Jan. 26-31. Show times are 8 p.m. every day, with matinees also playing at 3 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. The original production of A Chorus Line ran on Broadway for early 15 years, closing after 6,137 performances. It won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Score and Book and the New York Drama Cr itics Circle Award. The show remains the longest-running American musical in Broadway history. Tickets are $79. The Philharmonic Center for the Arts is at 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd. For more information or to order tickets, call 597-1900 or visit www.thephil.org. COURTESY PHOTOSKathy Halenda brings The Brassy Broads of Broadway to town Jan. 15-16.ALEXANDER UPCOMINGART LECTURES!ppJan. 26 (6 pm) Prominent Miami contemporary art collector Martin Z. Margulies of The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse will discuss The Art of Building a Collection. Feb. 5 (6 pm) ARTnews editor and publisher Milton Esterow will discuss How to Look at Art Without Feeling Inferior. Cost for each is $10 members, $15 for non-members and includes light refreshments. Sponsored by: PNC Wealth Management This exhibition sponsored by: Bob and Terry Edwards & This exhibition sponsored by:Discover the Arts in Downtown NaplesNaples Collects 2010Jan. 23 Feb. 14A rare look at treasures loaned by local art collectors.Gallery Hours: Mon-Sat 10-4, Sun 1-4 Suggested donation: $5 adults, $2 ages 10+585 Park Street, Naples, FL 34102 (one block south of Fifth Ave. South) Clyde Butcher, Ghost Orchid #1, Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve, Florida, black and white photograph Jim Dine, Water Heart, 1995, oil on canvas Big Cypress Swamp: The Western Everglades Landscape by Clyde ButcherJan. 23 Feb. 28The exquisite beauty of the Everglades captured in black-and-white photographs.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 14-20, 2010 A&E C23 On January 23rd or 24thvisit the cutting Edge of carving todayat theFLORIDA WINTER NATIONALSWood Art Expo & CompetitionJanuary 23-24, 2010 (9am-4pm) Harborside Event Center, Fort Myers, FL Meet Americas Greatest Wood Artist/Sculptors Fine Wood Art for Sale 100s of Carvings Competing for cash prizes Live Carving Demonstrations Hourly drawings for great prizes Food Available Kids 12 & under Free Admission $7; 2-day pass $10Visit website @ www. woodartexpo.com2009 Best of Show, Masters Level Unscheduled Flight Robert Crumley 2009 Best of Show, Novice Level Copper-banded Butterysh Michael Weber A good guy, a bad guy, a distraught noblewoman and a crazy gypsy caught in between. Performing Arts Hall of Gulf Coast High School Tickets: $25 ~ $50 ~ $75 ~ $95 Call 1.800.771.1041 or purchase online at www.OperaNaples.org Willie Anthony Waters Conductor New York City Opera A distraught noblewoman A good guy, a ba d d d d gu gu gu gu gu gu y, a d aught in betwee n. and a craz y gy ps y ca Verdi Friday, Jan. 22, 2010 7:30pm Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010 3:00pm Jeffrey Springer Tenor San Francisco Opera Steffanie Pearce Soprano Opera Marseille Stephen Kechulius Baritone English National Opera Ashley Howard Wilkinson Bass Metropolitan Opera Korby Myrick Mezzo Soprano Arizona Opera Company 2009 2010 CELEBRATING OUR FIFTH SEASON OF ORIGINAL PRODUCTIONS MANY THANKS TO Generously underwritten by The Moran Asset Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors Florida Weekly is keeping track behind the scenes as The Naples Players spring production of Fiddler on the Roof takes shape. This weeks photos show that, in addition to learning their lines and lyrics, the actors are sprouting beards as they get into character. With its memorable score and universal theme of tradition, Fiddler has touched audiences around the world with humor, warmth and honesty. The full-scale musical runs March 3-April 3 on the main stage at the Sugden Community Theatre. Dawn Lebrecht Fornara is the director/choreographer; Charles Fornara is the musical director.Also at the SugdenYou dont have to wait for Fiddler to find entertainment at the Sugden. Heres whats ahead (in addition to Almost, Maine, which is on the main stage through Feb. 6): Sunday, Jan. 17: Films on Fifth, The Naples Players series of foreign and independent movies, presents the Israeli film Waltz with Bashir, a Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominee (English subtitles). Show time is 7 p.m. in Blackburn Hall at the Sugden Community Theatre. 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24: Auditions for the Tobye Studio production of A.R. Gurneys Crazy Mary. The show will be staged March 24-April 17 in the Tobye Studio at the Sugden. Audition appointments are not necessary.Offstage, the Players are preparing for the Winter/Spring 2010 session of workshops and classes for adults and older teens in acting, directing, voice and music, dance and technical theater. Classes begin in mid-January and run through spring. For a workshop brochure or to enroll in classes, or for more information about auditions and The Naples Players in general, call 434-7340, ext. 10. Part 4: Fiddler takes shapeBob Staeheli turning into Tevye Charles Kolmann taking on the persona of Lazar Wolf Before, Len Becker; after, AvramCOURTESY PHOTOSJoe Loiacono always wears a beard, so he's ready to portray Nachum before rehearsals even begin.
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C28 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 14-20, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYFLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY 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. 1. Gretchen Falknor, John and Marie Ripich, Jim and Heather Stouffer, John and Jane Doddridge 2. Commodore John Flatley shakes hands with George Bergeron, Jim Lozelle and Don Wingard 3. George Bergeron, Lou DiFazio and Jim Lozelle 4. Past commodores salute the fleet 5. The cast and crew of TheatreZones High Spirits 6. Ray and Joyce LeCatta with Ellen Elleman 7. Amy Prows and Connie Connor 8. George Hawn, Georgia Engel, Gipson Hawn and Helen HawnCOURTESY PHOTOS COURTESY PHOTOS 3 1 5 7 2 6 8 4 The 2010 Fleet Review at The Naples Yacht Club A fundraiser for TheatreZone at Chrissys Bianchis restaurant
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JANUARY 14-20, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C29 We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com.FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY 1. Jacquelyn and John Sonner, Linda and Capt. Dennis Blaise 2. Kathryn Hunt, Richard and Margaret Warwick 3. Kathy Ridge, Enza Panipinto and Susan Parcelles 4. Capt. Rodger Parcelles and Robin Shifflett 5. Bill and Norma Hasen, Julie and George DAmico 6. Tom and Ann Cardamone, Frank and Judy Bonacci, Savino and Marguerite Basile, Jim and Roseann Diamonte 7. Jill and Lino Gnesda, Silvia and Mark Tufariello 8. Paula Cappalli, Arthur and Marcia Campbell, Richard CappalliSANDY REKAR / FLORIDA WEEKLY RICHARD CAPPALLI / COURTESY PHOTOS 3 1 5 7 2 6 8 4 Grand relaunching of the Marco Island Princess Christmas with the Italian Cultural Society at Pelican Isle Yacht Club
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC30 A&E WEEK OF JANUARY 14-20, 2010 Verginas chefs prepare world-class, Italian inspired cuisine sure to please traditionalists, as well as those looking for that unique selection. Italian Wine Dinner for 2 with a Bottle of Wine $34.954-6pm Daily Holidays not included www.VerginaRestaurant.com Explore other cultural and historic sites for one great price. Trip cost includes venue admissions, transportation, lunch & guide!Thurs, February 11th Useppa Island and the Collier InnThurs, February 18th Sugarland Tour and Clewiston InnSat, February 27th Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum & Big Cypress Shootout FestivalWed, March 3rd Solomons Castle & South Florida MuseumSat, March 13th Morikami Museum, Japanese Gardens & Tea CeremonyTues, March 23rd Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg Museum of History, & St. Petersburg PierCall 239-321-7430 or visit: www.sw museumofhistory.comSpace Is Limited Reservations RequiredGreat for Groups Dine, dance with The Bach EnsembleThe Bach Ensemble of Naples is holding Bach Fantasia 2010, its annual fundraiser, from 5-10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at Faith Lutheran Fellowship Hall, 4150 Goodlette-Frank Road. Dinner and dancing from Bach to Big Bands cost $25 per person. A highlight of the evening will be performances by members of The Bach Ensemble and Outstanding Performers from the Bach Festival. Silent auctions, raffles and door prizes will be part of the evening. Members of the ensemble are all volunteers who give up their Saturday mornings for rehearsals. As is true for most performing groups, only 30 percent of the budget is covered by concert ticket sales. The remainder is raised through private donations, performances by the Troubadors (a group of ensemble members who perform lighter music) and the annual Bach Fantasia. For more information, to purchase tickets or to donate something for the silent auction, call Carol Hedman at 9485290. PACE pairs with California wineryPACE Center for Girls, Immokalee, is holding a wine tasting with Cinquain Cellars of California from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, at The Conservancy of Southwest Florida. In addition to learning about the California wines and pairing them with the right flavors, guests will be able to participate in a Chinese raffle for items including a private wine tasting for 20 at Total Wine. Tickets are $75 per person. For more information, call 377-9877 or e-mail email@example.com. Shore party anchors Avow regattaSailors and landlubbers alike are invited to the post-race party following the 2010 Avow Hospice Regatta. The fun begins at 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at Pelican Isle Yacht Club and will include cocktails, dinner and dancing to The Manhattan Connection. Emcee and race chairman is Jerry Watkins. In addition to prizes awarded by race class, one boat will earn the Winds of Hospice award for raising the most money for Avow. Shore party tickets are $100 per person. Theres also special pricing for those who would like to book passage on a spectator boat to watch the races in the morning. Normally $50, boat passage (which includes lunch) is just $25 when purchased as a combo ticket with the shore party ($125 total).SAVE THE DATE SEE SAVE THE DATE, C31
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 14-20, 2010 A&E C31 Naples Finest Stylist & ColoristSalon Delphine7700 Tamiami Trail, Ste. 105 Naples, FL 34108239-566-9907 Next to Longhorn Steak House US 41VANDERBILT BEACH ROAD PELICAN BAY BLVD. SSALON DELPHINEN Longhorn Steak HouseAnthonyHAS RELOCATED HAIR I AM! SAVE THE DATE To purchase tickets, make a donation to Avow Hospice, or inquire about entering the races (entry deadline is 18:00 Friday, Jan. 29), call Bonnie Dinger at 6493686. Information and race forms are also available at www.avowhospice.org. Saddle up for the Cattle Barons BallBreak out your sexiest stilettos, tallest 10-gallon hat and best bandana for the American Cancer Society of Marco Islands annual Cattle Barons Ball coming up Saturday, Jan. 30, the Marco Island Marriott Resort. Celebrity emcee will be Bill Wood of Fox4s Morning Blend. The Wild, Wild West evening begins with cocktails following by dinner, dancing to the sounds of Fakahatchee, a silent auction, gaming tables and pony races. Prizes will be awarded for best stilettos, hat and western outfit.For more information or to purchase tickets, call Bea Ferretti at 642-8800, ext. 112, on Monday, Wednesday or Friday or stop by the American Cancer Society office at 917 N. Collier Blvd. Zoo to-do will raise funds for giraffesPatrons and friends of The Naples Zoo can spend the evening with Jack Hanna, television personality and director emeritus of The Columbus Zoo, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club on Monday, Feb. 8. Proceeds from the event, which includes a cocktail reception, dinner and silent and live auctions, will benefit the Zoos efforts to build a giraffe habitat. Up for the live auction will be a classic safari through Kenya and Tanzania across the Serengeti. Mr. Hanna also will present a live show with some fascinating wild creatures. Tickets for $150 per person are available by calling 262-5409, ext. 133, or by visiting www.napleszoo.org. The stars come out for Naples PlayersGlamour. Sparkle. Culinary delights. And a splash of Broadway. Find it all at A Starry, Starry Night, the annual gala to benefit The Naples Players on Saturday, Feb. 13, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. After cocktails and dinner, The Naples Players will entertain with some of their biggest showstoppers. Saks Fifth Avenue will showcase fashions for the season, and a live auction will offer an array of items. One lucky guest will win a drawing for a five-carat diamond necklace.For more information or to purchase tickets, call Patty Baker at 643-4824 or The Naples Players at 434-7340, ext. 10. From page C30SEE SAVE THE DATE, C32 www.southstreetnaples.com | 239.435.9333 Visit website for Calendar of Events and Menu1410 Pine Ridge Rd. | Open 7 Days 11a-2a THURSDAYOpen Mic Night FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY Only WEDNESDAY Open 7 days a week 11-2am!Mon-Thurs 10pm-2amHappy Hour Mon-Fri 4-7pm BUYING PAINTINGS... and any by the artists Private Yacht Charters
C32 WEEK OF JAN 14-20, 2010 2010 BETTY MACLEAN TRAVEL, INC. SAVE THE DATE Fun Time academy bound for Land of OzFun Time Early Childhood Academys third annual play date fundraiser will have the theme of Follow the Yellow Brick Road. The evening of fine dining and fun will have a silent and limited live auction with Mayor Bill Barnett as auctioneer. The adventure unfolds Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club. Fifth Third Bank is the presenting sponsor; event co-chairs are Carol Munro and Kenneth Deedy. Proceeds will help support the Fun Time academy mission to provide safe, affordable early childhood education and quality childcare for the children of lowincome working families in the community. Tickets are $250 per person. Patron tickets for $350 include a private party the week before the main event. For more information, call 261-7411, 263-2673 or 262-4878. The League Club presents Forbidden BroadwayIn celebration of its 24th year, The League Club presents the Tony Awardwinning cabaret show Forbidden Broadway from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club.For comedy lovers, it doesnt get better than this: Where else but at Forbidden Broadway can you see 31 Broadway shows in 97 minutes, leaving you breathless with laughter while youre humming along?Members of TLC are current or former members of The Association of Junior Leagues International. Locally, the club gives back to the community more than $200,000 annually. Recent recipients include: The Guadalupe Center, NAMI of Collier County, The Childrens Hospital of SFW, The Conservancy of SWF, the Collier County Hunger and Homeless Coalition, St. Matthews House, the David Lawrence Center and the United Arts Council of Collier County. Tickets to Forbidden Broadway are $200 each and are available by calling 353-3100. Special evening for special peopleA Very Special Evening for Very Special People, a benefit for the Foundation for Developmentally Disabled, takes place Saturday, Feb. 20, at St. John the Evangelist Kiney Hall in North Naples. WINK-TVs Trey Radel will oversee the evening that includes a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner, dancing, auctions and a recognition ceremony. County Commissioner Jim Coletta and Sheriff Kevin Rambosk will serve as auctioneers, soliciting bids for lots including a pearl and diamond ring, brunch at the Port Royal Club with the mayor and first lady of Naples, a golf foursome at Pelican Marsh and a chance to soar high over Boca Raton with pilot Dr. Tony Rogers in his L-39 Albatross plane, Doc Hollywood. The final auction item of the evening will be the opportunity to send a recipient to the weeklong Camp Thunderbird in Apopka, Fla.The Foundation for the Developmentally Disabled strives to advocate for the citizens of Collier County who are developmentally disabled. The foundation stresses From page C31SEE SAVE THE DATE, C34
Fred Funk The Quarry | Naples, Florida The Quarry | Naples Florid February 8-14, 2010 239-593-3900 | ACEGroupClassic.com 166 Discounted Rounds 21 Elite Courses Weekly Badge The Ultimate Golf Experience Book The Forest The Plantation The Quarry The Rookery Verandah West Bay Club Worthington What else would your golfer want? Bernhard Langer Paul AzingerWine isn't the only thing that gets better with age Copperleaf Grandzza Kensington LaPlaya Magnolia Landing Miromar Lakes Old Corkscrew Kids 17 and under admitted free T hQ | Nl Flid thatgetsbetterwithage ONLY $130 T T he U U ltimate G G olf E E xperience B B ook T T T T V W W g T T T T T V W W g Olde Cypress Palmetto Pines Palmira Pelican Sound Quail West River Hall Spanish Wells C opper l ea f O l d eCypress O O BEST COURSE LIST IN TOWN When: Monday, Feb 8, 2010 Grand Prize: 4 ight winners awarded the Grand Prize, an Ocial Pro-Am Playing Position with Loren Roberts Invitation to Pro-Am Gala at Ritz Carlton Ocial Pro-Am Gift Package 2 Weekly Badges What: Amateur only challenge, 100 spots available $500 per spot or $1800 per 4-some 4 ights divided by handicap (1-in-25 chance to win)Breakfast, Lunch, Awards Ceremony Where: The Quarry, under tournament conditions ENTER THE AMATEUR CHALLENGE Daily Ticket: $20 in advance, $25 at gate | Weekly Badge: $50
C34 WEEK OF JANUARY 14-20, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 1234 8th St. South | Naples, FL 34102239.261.8239Open 7 days a week 5-10:30 pm www.bleuprovencenaples.com Menu Decouverte Choose 1 Appetizer, Entre & Glass of Wine From Select Menu$23.95 | Daily 5-6:00 pm Moules (Mussels)-Frites Monday Night | $19.95 $ 21.95Now OPEN Filet-FritesAll Night Sundayon SPECIALSUNDAY Home of www.naplesclubsushi.comRecipient of the highest rating of culinary excellence. Japanese master chefs prepare and serve succulent dinners with individual air at your Hibachi Table and the Sushi Bar. Open 5:00 till 10:00 P.M. Weekdays 5:00 till 11:00 P.M. Fridays and Saturdays Reservations Recommended 239-261-4332Cannot be combined with any other o er. Must present coupon when ordering.Exp. 01/30/10239-261-4332 BUY ONE ENTRE GET ONE 1/2 OFF Harolds Place is an outside Chickee Bar in a lush tropical setting among the palms overlooking a beautiful pool, serving the award winning BEST Burger in southwest Florida with REAL Grouper and full bar. Happy Hour 11:30 A.M. till 7 P.M. Open 11:30 A.M. Till Midnight daily Satellite Sports Karaoke Sundays 4 P.M. Till 7 P.M. 2555 N. Tamiami Trail, Naples (at the Gulfcoast Inn) 239-263-7254 www.naplesharoldsplace.com 11121 Health Park Blvd. Naples www.LaVillaNaplesPizza.com 239-598-4552 Dine-In Carry-Out & Delivery PASTRIES Cannoli Lobster Tail Eclair Fruit Tart Stogliatella Pasticiotti Baba Rum CAKES FOR ANY OCCASION NY Style Cheesecake Tiramisu Chocolate Mousse Carrot Cake COOKIES Butter Cookies Italian Cookies Pignoli Cookies Savoiadi Biscotti Catering Available! Youve tried the Rest, now try the Best! BUY 12PASTRIESAnd Receive$5 OFF1lb. Butter Cookies $900Reg. $11 LA VILLAPizzeria & CafE SAVE THE DATE affordable housing, increased community awareness and social and recreational activities.Tickets for the special evening are $75 per person. For more information, call 431-6440. Former NFL player will help mend heartsFormer NFL offensive guard Victor Rivas Rivers, spokesperson for the National Network to End Domestic Violence, will be the keynote speaker for the 10th annual Mending Broken Hearts with Hope luncheon to benefit The Shelter for Abused Women & Children. The event, which typically draws a sellout crowd, is set for Friday, Feb. 26, at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. In his New York Times best-selling book, A Private Family Matter, Mr. Rivers chronicles his journey from gang member to class president, including details of the child abuse and domestic violence he endured and witnessed as a child. Tickets are $300 per person. Sponsorship opportunities are available at several levels from $1,000 to $10,000. Call Mary Ann Green at 775-3862, ext. 211, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Designer Boutique will help The ShelterShop The Shelter for Abused Women & Childrens annual Designer Boutique from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 26-27, at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, and support adult and child victims of family violence. Chaired by Cindy Halle, the boutique will have fashions and accessories from more than a dozen exclusive vendors including: Anita Ford Collection, Balbianello Inc., Campus Peddler, CatchAll Gifts, The Clara Williams Collection, Haberdashery of New England, Lalo Handbags, Marg of Pepper Pike, Melanie White Designs, Monogram Goods, Needlepoint To Go, Nina McLemore Collection, Shibui, Sissy Pie Originals, The Romantic Room, Trillion, Vanderbilt Collection and A Wreath of Wishes. Fifteen percent of all sales will benefit the life-transforming programs and services offered by The Shelter. Admission to the Designer Boutique is free. For more information, call 775-3862. Luxury car dealer hosts NHC partyThe Neighborhood Health Clinic is gearing up for its annual block party set for 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at Naples Luxury Imports. This years theme is A Space Odyssey. Tickets are $200 per person and include gourmet dinner, open bar and dancing among luxury cars. Raffle tickets are $100 each for a chance to win $10,000. Although the drawing is the night of the block party, the winner need not be present. For more information and to purchase tickets to the party or for the raffle, call Stephanie Foster at 261-6600, ext. 25. From page C32 h e a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a rts a rd e rso n r o k en b en W ome n dl ep oint W be g ra m S hel t
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC36 A&E WEEK OF JANUARY 14-20, 2010 Naples Daily News naplesnews.comBonita Daily News BonitaNews.com choice CHAMPION2009southwest orida ON THEARTLAKEON THEARTLAKE 10160 Miromar Lakes Boulevard, Miromar Lakes, Florida 33913 www.MiromarLakes.com FREE ADMISSION Sunday J b, tnt1 to 4 p.m. O fr Prr M Lr Brf G C Watercolors Sculpture Photography Outdoor Paintings JewelryIn the world of cabinetmakers and other craftsmen, sometimes fake or faux is better than real. When a huge Civil War monument in Cleveland was restored recently, experts learned that what they thought was expensive pinkand-yellow marble was actually inexpensive white marble that had been painted so it was faux. The 19thcentury group that built the monument must have wanted to save money. Since the 18th century, costume jewelry has featured stones and metals that copy expensive gems and gold. Furniture from earlier centuries had painted wood graining or special stains to make the wood look like a more expensive variety. During the late 19th century, bamboo was popular as supports and trim on furniture. The exotic wood fit in with the Victorian Aesthetic Period, but it was not strong enough for hardwood cabinets and chairs, so makers made wooden turned rods that resembled bamboo, then painted and stained them to look even more realistic. Collectors today searching for small bamboo pieces and faux bamboo bedroom sets and chairs all seek good design and workmanship. Ms. Kovel answers your questions: Q: I have quite a few old medicine bottles full of original medicines. Should they be emptied out before selling them? Which way are they worth the most money? A: Many old medicine bottles contained drugs, narcotics or opiates that are illegal today. Cough syrups and other medicines often contained alcohol, which is classified as a flammable liquid. There are laws governing the sale and shipping of containers with flammable, corrosive or poisonous contents. Most online sites place restrictions on their sale. Old medicine bottles should be carefully emptied. Beware of possible dangers take safety precautions. Wear rubber gloves and make sure your room is properly ventilated. Empty, clean bottles are worth more than full bottles unless the bottle has a label and original box. But dont keep any vintage medicine in boxes or bottles if you have young children. Q: I have a collection of angel figurines and recently obtained one that stumps me. The only marks on it are two paper labels that say Josef Originals and Japan. But it doesnt seem to be ceramic, like all my other Josef Originals figurines. It sounds like plastic. The angels hair is in a ponytail, her wings are small and closed, and her dress is plain white with a gathering of daisies on the front. A: Most Josef Originals figurines are ceramic. The favorites of collectors terryKOVEL email@example.com The fascinating history of fauxKOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING SEE KOVEL, C37
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 14-20, 2010 A&E C37 Of Naples PACE PAIRINGS: an educational epicurean eventJoin us for an evening of exceptional food and wine to bene t exceptional girls!January 28, 20105:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. The Auditorium at The Conservancy of Southwest Florida This is an intimate event with extrememly LIMITED SEATING! Tickets are $75.00.Proceeds to bene t PACE Center for Girls, CollierTaste a variety of wines presented by Cinquain Cellars of California, learn about winemaking and enjoy gourmet pairings created by Chef Brian of SMH Catering. There will be a fun Chinese Auction with items such as a private custom wine tasting for up to 20 people!Call 239-377-9877 to purchase tickets or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org ceramic. The favorites of collectors were made in California between 1945 and 1962. Some production moved to Japan in 1959, and the rest by 1963. A few Josef Originals papermache figurines, including a Blessed Mother figure with the same dress as your angel, were made in Japan in the late 1960s. Today the Blessed Mother figurine sells for about $15-$20, which is what your figurine is worth. Q: What is barbotine glaze? I keep seeing that word used to describe some late 19th-century vases. A: Ernest Chaplet, working at the Haviland ceramics factory in the 1870s, perfected a method of painting pictures with liquid clay under the glaze. The result was a blurry but artistic picture. Landscapes, portraits and floral designs were favored, and they were usually done on large vases or plates. The same technique was used by some Cincinnati potters in the 1870s and by other French potteries until the early 1900s. CURRENT PRICES Current prices are recorded from antiques shows, flea markets, sales and auctions throughout the United States. Prices vary in different locations because of local economic conditions. London Bank Cigar can, tin lithograph, image of factory on front, yellow ground, 1909 tax stamp, 6-by-4 inches, $145. National brass-plated register-receipt box, hinged top, National on front, missing key, early 1900s, 6-by6 inches, $175. McKinleyHobart campaign banner, doublesided, appliqued letters, For President Wm. McKinley, Vice President G.A. Hobart, 1896, 70-by-66 inches, $235. Overshot coverlet, Governors Garden pattern, wool, indigo blue and natural linen, hand-hemmed on one end, fringe on other, c. 1810, 95-by-66 inches, $245. Marine G.I. Joe action figure doll, field manual, boots, official gear, marked G.I. Joe, copyright 1964 by Hasbro, patent pending, 11 inches, $285. Teddy bear, gold mohair, clear glass eyes with black pupils, shield-shaped nose, three claws on each pad, excelsior stuffing, England, 1950s, 16 inches, $390. Pate de verre container, cover, lifesize grasshopper sitting on top of blackberry bramble, eating berry, three pansies, green ground, 6 inches, $590. anti q u e kets, sa th roug h S tates. fe r e nt l o loc al ec Lo can, t in o f f ac to gr ound 6-by-4 Na e d r eg h in g e d f b COURTESY PHOTOThis American dresser was made with faux bamboo in the late 1800s. The 78-inch-high piece was sold by Neal Auction of New Orleans for $1,722.KOVELFrom page C36
C38 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 14-20, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Dinner & a MovieIncludes appetizer, entre & glass of house wineonly $38Taxes & gratuities not included, No substitutions, Some restrictions may apply, Expires 01.31.2010Call 1.888.35.FILMS or visit silverspotcinema.comSunday thru Thursday 5:00 p.m.9:00 p.m. v isit silvers p otcinem a a a a a .co m SAY AAAHHH Sunday, January 17, 2010 7:30 pm Featuring Tony Award Winner Debbie Gravitte and Doug LaBrecque Sponsored by: FineMark National Bank & Trust Scholium, a Greek word that relates to learning, seems an unlikely name for a winery, but it makes sense when you understand something about the creative force behind it. Abe Schoener, owner of The Scholium Project winery, is a former philosophy professor at St. Johns College, renowned for its curriculum focusing on the writings of the worlds greatest thinkers. He approaches wine in much the same way he once tackled philosophical issues. My wines do not have a singular nature, he says. One thing they do have in common is a high degree of intensity. These wines are a combination of my character and the raw material. That intensity is evident in the complex flavors and aromas in each of the wines produced in the Suisun Valley, just east of Napa. As might be expected, Mr. Schoeners approach to winemaking is unconventional. The grape juices are not inoculated with yeast, so that only naturally occurring yeasts start the fermentation process. The wines are all comparatively high in alcohol, with the lowest at about 15 percent. I make all harvesting decisions based on taste, he says. Mr. Schoeners approach works for Ben Sandstrom, manager of Haskells The Wine People in Naples. Although I dont normally drink wines with this much alcohol. They dont taste like they have 16 percent alcohol, he says. These wines show what the varietals are capable of producing. The unconventional Scholium wines also get unusual names and labels Marcher Sur La Lune (Walking on the Moon) and The Ox Stands Heavy on My Tongue, for example all drawn from Mr. Schoeners background in philosophy. The fronts of all but one label bear illustrations of Isaac Newtons First Principia which represents his theory of how gravity works with the identity of the wine printed on the back. The vineyard of origin is prominent, but the only clue to the type of wine inside is the term California Red or California White. (The Ox Stands Heavy on My Tongue, for example, is called a California Red, but the soonto-be-released wine is a petite syrah.) The Scholium Project wines are available at Austins Wine Cellar in Fort Myers, 55 Degrees Cool Wine and Cheese at Gulf Coast Town Center in Estero, and Sweet Melissas on Sanibel. Cru at Bell Tower Shops hopes to hold a dinner featuring the wines this spring. In Naples, find them at The Wine Merchant, Haskells, Escargot 41 and Decanted, which will feature it at a tasting on Wednesday, Jan. 20. (See calendar listing on page C39 for details.)Tasting the wines: 2008 Naucratis, Lost Slough Vineyards: This verdelho shows a nice floral and spice aroma, distinct citrus and melon flavors, and is balanced with good acidity to finish bone dry. About $26. 2008 Marcher Sur La Lune, Bokisch Ranches: Harvested from a steep hillside vineyard and fermented in open wooden vats, this verdelho has a rich golden color. Crisp, clean apple and citrus flavors, with a mineral finish. About $35. 2008 Riquewihr, Lost Slough Vineyards: Fermented in a refrigerated stainless steel tank and 100 percent Gewurztraminer, this wine has no residual sugar and shows good floral, spice and tropical fruit aromas and taste, with a clean finish. About $35. 2008 La Severita di Bruto, Farina Vineyards: A superb sauvignon blanc, its the wine Mr. Schoener says hes most likely to serve at home. Grown on a steep hillside, the small berries produce a focused wine with lime zest and acidity, extraordinary freshness and a long, lingering finish. The name refers to Machiavellis words that a city needs the severity of Brutus to survive. About $50. 2008 The Prince in His Caves, Farina Vineyards: From the same vineyard and grape comes this completely different wine. Golden in color from fermenting in wood rather than refrigerated stainless steel, it is made like a red wine by fermenting on its skins. The aroma is floral, earthy and nutty, combining melon flavors and a touch of honey. About $50. 2007 Gardens of Babylon, Tenbrink Vineyards: A blend of petite syrah, syrah and mourvedre, this is made from selected barrels that were not used in the Babylon wine. With mouth-filling aromas of blackberry and plum and flavors of dark fruit and spice with a nice finish, this wine needs to breathe before drinking. About $75. jimMcCRACKEN email@example.com Ex-professor takes philosophical approach to winemaking VINOJIM MCCRACKEN/ FLORIDA WEEKLYAbe Schoener and Frank Pulice at Austins Wine Cellar.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JANUARY 14-20, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C39 diningCALENDAR Saturday, Jan. 16, 23, 30, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Coconut Point mall: The Coconut Farmers Market takes places weekly through April, featuring produce and other goods; U.S. 41 adjacent to Panera Bread, Estero; 249-9480. Saturday, Jan. 16, 23, 30, 7:30-11:30 a.m., Third Street South: The weekly farmers market features fresh produce, baked goods, hand-crafted items and more; behind Tommy Bahamas; 434-6533. Thursday, Jan. 14, 6:30 p.m., Robb & Stucky Culinary Center: Wine educator Jerry Greenfield presents The World of Wine I, exploring the noble red and white grapes of the wine world; $40, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; (866) 206-3840. Reservations required. Friday, Jan. 15, 1 p.m., M Waterfront Grille: A reception and threecourse lunch with Naples resident and California winemaker Jeff Gargiulo; $59, 4300 Gulf Shore Blvd.; 263-4421. Reservations requested. Friday, Jan. 15, 5:30-8 p.m., Decanted: The new wine shop and tasting room holds a class on South American wines, regions and how to read labels, plus a tasting of South American wines and light appetizers; $10, 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 434-1814. Reservations required. Send reservations to firstname.lastname@example.org. Saturday, Jan. 16, 7 p.m., Robb & Stucky Culinary Center: Chef Martin Murphy prepares a multi-course dinner with appropriate wines; $75 inclusive; 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; (866) 206-3840. Reservations required. Saturday, Jan. 16, 4-7 p.m., Whole Foods Market: For a $5 donation, customers receive a beef or veggie burger, bag of chips and drink, with proceeds going to Eden Autism Services; 9101 Strada Place in Mercato; 552-5100. Sunday, Jan. 17, 5 p.m., Robb & Stucky Culinary Center: Guys Night Out features microbrews and comfort food along with a presentation by the guys from Lifestyles; $20, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; (866) 206-3840. Reservations required. Submit event listings to Cuisine@floridaweekly. com. w s w ith gu ys 6 501 ni ta 4 0. g s kl y. FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE karenFELDMAN email@example.com If the devil is in the details, then its equally true that success resides there, too. Thinking back on the Southwest Florida restaurants Ive reviewed over the past 13 years totaling about 1,000 and countless more Ive visited on my own, the standouts are always those that sweat the small stuff, because thats what conveys to customers that they are important. Its not enough to have great tasting food. Every step of the preparation down to the final plating matters. Service is critical, too. Wait staff must know the menu intimately and possess an equally firm grasp of the fundamentals of customer service, which extend far beyond taking orders and delivering plates in properly timed fashion. In an upscale establishment such as Chops, that also includes mastering a lengthy and complex wine list and knowing how to sell it. The Chops team clearly comprehends this and proved it during a recent dinner there. A host or hostess greets new arrivals swiftly and doesnt leave them standing at the entrance, as we found ourselves doing two nights later at a popular Naples restaurant. When we detected cigarette smoke as we prepared to take our table, our server, Linda, swept over to the doors leading to the outdoor patio and shut them. There was no vacillating or seeking permission from a higher authority. She shut them. End of problem. As we perused the wine list which has won an award of excellence from Wine Spectator every year since 2001 she politely inquired as to our tastes: White or red? Big or light? Fish or meat for dinner? After recommending a pinot noir wed never tried, she headed to the bar and brought us a generous sample. The result is that we ordered a $60 bottle when wed have likely opted for something less pricey on our own. The Caymus 2006 Belle Glos Meiomi Pinot Noir turned out to be a convivial, medium-bodied partner for both seafood and meat. (Another plus: Linda had the bottle chilled to cellar temperature before serving it. Hooray!) The Chops menu consists of but a single page (thats half the size of its wine list), and yet it covers ample ground. With Chops in the name you might expect a straight-up steakhouse (it does dry age all its steaks there), but its far more than that. The kitchen also does a fine job with fish and shellfish. There are also 13 side dishes from which to choose. Every entre comes with your choice of one, which means you dont have to order a la carte to have a vegetable or potato with your meal. Warm sourdough bread accompanied by butter and olive oil was a tasty start. Just a few minutes after we ordered, a servers assistant arrived with our appetizers: roasted oysters Chopafeller ($12.40) and a short stack of three crab and lobster cakes ($14.90). Both dishes were beautifully plated and fragrant. Four large clams sat on a thick bed of rock salt with a scattering of red and green peppercorns. The clams were piled high with crab, andouille sausage and spinach, topped with a thin layer of smoked gouda then lightly roasted so that the toppings were warm but the clam remained cool and succulent. A dollop of delicate garlic-vodka cream sauce topped each one. The second appetizer consisted of two lovely cakes made of a mix of Maine lobster, jumbo lump, king and stone crab. They contained little else beyond a thin layer of breadcrumbs that had been sauted to a golden brown. They were served with a sauce containing roasted garlic and sundried tomatoes interspersed with dollops of creamy champagne sauce. Both sauces added flavor without overwhelming the crab and lobster. Entrees were equally impressive. The spiced yellowfin tuna ($26.90) consisted of a lightly seared fillet served with a mango-chili glaze and something the menu described as sexy sweet pepper-coriander sauce. Im not sure about the sexy part, but the sauce paired well with the fish and contrasted nicely with the wasabi mashed potatoes. Sesame chopsticks long, thin breadsticks with sesame seeds on the end stood up in the mashed potatoes and baby bok choy, giving the dish height and visual interest. My 10-ounce filet had rich beef flavor and was cooked as ordered. It came on a slice of fried eggplant, which soaked up some of the juices, and was topped with fried onions, which turned out to be the only disappointing part of the meal, because they were cold and had obviously been cooked in advance. A side of blackberry-cabernet sauce was worth the extra charge. Instead of a potato to accompany my steak, I chose a side dish of roasted butternut squash with brown sugar and almonds. The squares of squash were cooked just until tender, the sugar was sparingly applied and the nuts added a pleasurable crunch. We split a warm wedge of Grandmas apple pie. Served upside down with a thick brown-sugar crust, tart apples and walnuts and topped with ice cream, it was a great finish to a wonderful meal. Well-executed food, a well-prepared staff and a handsomely appointed dining room add up to a stellar dining experience. Its no wonder Chops continues to age as well as the meat and wine it serves. Chops City Grill has aged as well as its steaks Chops City Grill>> Hours: 5:30-9 p.m. daily >> Reservations: Accepted >> Credit cards: Major cards accepted >> Price range: Appetizers, $7.50-$18.90; entrees, $13.90-$44.90 >> Beverages: Full bar with extensive wine list >> Seating: In booths, at the bar, at conventional tables indoors and out, at the chefs table >> Specialties of the house: New England clam chowder, hand-rolled shrimp and beef spring rolls, crab-lobster cakes, lump crab cocktail, Florida stone crab claws, stacked tomato salad, let of beef Oscar, steak and stone crab combo, planked salmon, dry aged strip steak, dry aged let, dry aged prime rib >> Volume: Moderate >> Parking: Free lot >> Web site: www.chopscitygrill.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 8200 Health Center Blvd., Bonita Springs; 992-4677SuperbNoteworthyGoodFairPoor If you go KAREN FELDMAN/ FLORIDA WEEKLYAbove: At Chops, three types of crab are mixed with Maine lobster to form cakes that are topped with two sauces, which complement the shellfish without overwhelming it. Below: Spiced yellowfin tuna was brushed with a mango-chili glaze, just barely seared and served with sweet pepper-coriander sauce, wasabi mashed potatoes, baby bok choy and sesame breadsticks.
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