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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 8-14, 2010 One of the few primordial experiences still available to the middle-aged is going back to college. Every time I do it, I find myself retroactivated squarely to the starting line, where even old people are young because everybody is scratching for the truth, or at least the facts. Which is why any man or woman of my generation would be a fool not to go back to college frequently. Unfortunately, I qualify as a fool. But fortunately, fate intervened the other day, and suddenly there I was, in the learners seat once again. Not only had I gone back to college, but I found myself seated at the head of the class, next to the president of Florida Gulf Coast University, Wilson Bradshaw. If youve never sat next to a president, I can tell you this: Its a whole lotta fun. Especially if hes Wilson Bradshaw, and especially if you and he arent seated in a room with 200 other people all eating chicken divan, shortly before he has to make a speech and then go march in the Great Tallahassee Beggars Parade, where grinning men and women elected to higher office will tell him how wonderful he is, which is why theyll be cutting his budget by tens of millions of dollars because they know that hell make up for it through the sheer force of his presidential brilliance. No, in this case we were seated together in shorts and shirts in the stern of a zippy little FGCU boat called the Tidewater, captained by two professors. At the helm stood the dauntless Mike Parsons, associate professor of Marine Sciences and co-director of the Coastal Watershed Institute. Get this: Professor Parsons realized that since the celebrated Gulf Stream flows eastward more than 4,000 miles right past the frigid North Atlantic coast of Wales, where FGCU happens to share an exchange program with Bangor University in marine, biological and environmental sciences, it might be instructive to study plankton that can float from the 80-degree waters here all the way to the 40-degree waters there. Why? Because the Gulf Stream might be sinking, because it might be slowing down, because water temperatures under it might be changing, all of which would affect the plankton and thus everything else in the deep blue sea, including you and me. But Professor Parsons was only the XO, the executive officer, if you will. The master of this little mission was the brilliant and seamlessly articulate Aswani Voleti, chair of marine and ecological sciences and professor of marine sciences. Professor Voleti was dead set on laying down 600 netted bags of old oyster shells in the shallow bay waters of the Gulf not far from FGCUs Vester Marine and Environmental Research Field Station, as part of a project he designed seven years ago. There, the shells will be covered in live oysters for centuries (given clean water), thousands of them, all surrounded by copious populations of fish and shellfish.To get the job done, the professor commanded the following navy: one college dean, two graduate students, one TV reporter in a short stylish skirt who would soon find herself wading (but stylishly) in about 30 inches of water, a former Marine Corps pilot now flying for Fed Ex, three well-behaved children and Florida Weeklys own Windbag Will Travel. All reinforced by a small fleet of other boats carrying about 150 volunteers. In the company of that unlikely armada, President Bradshaw began to relax. All he had to do was talk to me, and climb out of the boat. Once in the water, he joined a long line of volunteers passing the 25-pound shell bags from one pair of arms to another, before the bags were finally scuttled. Being a college president, Dr. Bradshaw took the opportunity to teach. The first thing he taught me began with a question. Do you know how much water a single oyster can filter in a day? he asked casually. Ah, about No, I admitted. (Going back to college is always embarrassing if youre a fool.) About 8 to 10 gallons, he said. Wow, I replied dully. Now you know, he added with a kindly smile. And every single someday oyster, thousands of them eventually, would be filtering and cleaning almost 10 gallons of seawater per day. The world is a wonderful place, I realized. And so is going back to college. But it became more wonderful right quick. As I stood thigh deep chatting with Professor Voleti, he suddenly turned and called to the president, who was working about 50 feet away. Dr. Bradshaw, I was just telling Roger what we have talked about for marine sciences, the professor said. Do you think we can have a Ph.D. program in marine sciences? Suddenly, it felt like Christmas in April, minus the fat white man in a red suit and white beard. A Ph.D. program would define FGCU not only as a superb teaching university in the highly regarded Florida state system, but as a serious environmental sciences research university and thats a whole different back-to-college ballgame. Thats where the real prestige is. President Bradshaw consulted the matter for about two seconds. He did not turn to any committees. He did not fly off to Tallahassee to parade and beg. He did not glance at the dean or an aide or even at the attentive media. Nor did he dive into the Gulf of Mexico and swim away. OK, he said, instead. Ill tell you what: with that kind of leadership, I might give up this writing gig and go back to college permanently. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 8-14, 2010 MOMENTS IN TIME On April 8, 1935, Congress votes to approve the jobs-creating project Works Progress Administration, a central part of President Franklin D. Roosevelts New Deal. The careers of several important American artists, including Jackson Pollack and Willem de Kooning, were launched thanks to WPA endowments. On April 9, 1865, at Appomattox, Va., Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrenders his 28,000 troops to Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, effectively ending the Civil War. Forced to abandon the Confederate capital of Richmond, Lee had no other option. On April 10, 1906, O. Henrys second short-story collection, The Four Million, is published. O. Henry was the pen name adopted by William Sydney Porter. Porter began writing in the late 1880s but did not seriously apply himself until 1898, when he was jailed for embezzling from a bank in Austin, Texas. On April 11, 1961, Bob Dylan plays his first major gig in New York City, opening for bluesman John Lee Hooker at Gerdes Folk City. With his guitar and harmonica, Dylan was a unique stage presence with a vast library of American folk songs in his repertoire. On April 12, 1633, physicist and astronomer Galileo Galilei is ordered to turn himself in to begin trial for the second time for holding the belief that the Earth revolves around the Sun. It took more than 300 years for the Church to admit that Galileo was right and to clear his name of heresy. President Barack Obama is learning to be a strong president. When Obama took office, it wasnt clear whether he had any firm principles. This perspective grew when he seemed oblivious to the harsh reality that Republicans werent going to sign on to his health-care plan, no matter what. Obama became the Great Compromiser when he watered down his original concepts in a vain effort to appease his opponents, even though they had zero interest in working with him. The president had a light-bulb moment, at least publicly, earlier this week when he was interviewed by Matt Lauer for NBCs Today show. Lauer, emphatically noting that not a single Republican in Congress had voted for the health-care bill, asked Obama how a new law could be good for the American public if it failed to win any bipartisan support. Obama replied that he thought the Republican Party made a calculated decision, a political decision, that they would not support whatever we did. There was a quote by a well-known Republican senator who said, This is going to be Obamas Waterloo. ... Were going to bring him down just the same way that we brought down Bill Clinton, by making sure that health care fails. Well, yes, Mr. President. Mindless Republican obstructionism has been blatantly obvious for many months. You are a latecomer to this realization. In the closing weeks of the national debate over health care, Obama ended up using his powers of persuasion with his own wavering Democrats by making it clear that their political future was at stake, too. And it paid off.Ive often observed that there is no such thing as an instant president. Obama has been a good model for that rule, as were so many of his predecessors.With his health-care-reform victory, Obama seems newly energized. Last weekend, with Congress away on its two-week spring break, the president, for the first time, used his constitutional power to bypass the Senate and make recess appointments when he appointed 15 people to their federal posts. The White House said the 15 nominations had been awaiting Senate confirmation for an average of seven months. The United States Senate has the responsibility to approve or disprove of my nominees, Obama explained. But if, in the interest of scoring political points, Republicans in the Senate refuse to exercise that responsibility, I must act in the interest of the American people and exercise my authority to fill these positions on an interim basis. Then the president hopped on Air Force One for a quick trip to Afghanistan, where he sternly lectured our puppet ally, Hamid Karzai, about his corrupt and feeble leadership. Obama is fired up and ready! Now the president needs to use his political muscles to change our financial regulatory system. Its astonishing that two years after the financial meltdown that sent this nation into the Great Recession, the same regulatory framework is still in place that allowed it to happen. Congress dithers, and Wall Street has signed up armies of lobbyists to try and work their way with lawmakers. The nations financial institutions have shown no remorse nor given any signal that they learned something from the current economic debacle. The taxpayers bailed out some banks that were deemed too big to fail, all this at a time when thousands of people were losing their jobs and their homes. Get tough, Mr. President. Dont let stupid greed ruin our country. helenTHOMAS Special to Florida Weekly Obama shows his muscleOPINION For most Americans, the Great Recession has been an occasion to hold on for dear life. For public employees, its been an occasion to let the good times roll. The percentage of federal civil servants making more than $100,000 a year jumped from 14 percent to 19 percent during the first year and a half of the recession, according to USA Today. At the beginning of the downturn, the Transportation Department had one person making $170,000 or more a year; now it has 1,690 making more than that.The New York Times reports that state and local governments have added a net 110,000 jobs since the beginning of the recession, while the private sector has lost 6.9 million. The gap between total compensation of public and private workers has only widened during the downturn, according to USA Today. In 2008, benefits for public employees grew at a rate three times that of private employees.Public employees have developed an inverse relationship to the rest of the economy as it shrinks, shedding jobs and cutting salaries, they draw on a never-ending taxpayer bounty. It used to be said that the Great Depression wasnt so bad, if you had a job. The Great Recession has practically been a boom, if you have a government job. Public employees can thank the union label. In 2009, for the first time ever, a majority of union members worked in the public sector. Unionism has been a long, secular decline in the private sector (down to 7.2 percent of all workers), but increasing in government (up to 37.4 percent of all workers). These public-sector unions are flush with cash, politically connected and unabashedly self-interested. They are an active and growing conspiracy against the public fisc. The states where they are most powerful California and New York lumber toward insolvency. The federal government follows not far behind, on the kind of diet geese enjoy prior to becoming foie gras. In the Golden State, the California Teachers Association has all but become a branch of state government. Its exertions have given the state some of the worst schools in the country and the highest-paid teachers. Californias prison guards have a powerful union and also the highest salaries in the nation. Its not a coincidence that California was reduced to issuing IOUs to cover its obligations for a time last year. Government by and for the publicemployees unions is bankrupting, both fiscally and ethically. In his post-Massachusetts explanations of why health-care reform stalled, President Barack Obama vaguely acknowledged a few lapses in transparency. But he never mentioned the grossness inherent in inviting union bosses to the White House so they can exempt their members from a tax. That would cut too close to the bone, since its hard to tell where the unions end and the Democratic Party begins. You must first enable the government to control the governed, James Madison wrote, and in the next place oblige it to control itself. Thats impossible if government employees use public funds to muster themselves into a political machine devoted to their own interests and expansion. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.For government, the good times rollBY RICH LOWRY PublisherShelley Lundslund@floridaweekly.comManaging EditorCindy Piercecpierce@floridaweekly.com Reporters & ColumnistsLois Bolin Bill Cornwell Karen Feldman Artis Henderson Pamela V. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 8-14, 2010 15 MINUTES Actress, writer gives a variety of women their Voices Kisses are not promises, and presents are not contracts. Such are the pearls of wisdom offered by one of the many incarnations of women portrayed by actress and writer Kathleen Gravatt in her original onewoman show, Women: Their Voices, which she performs at the Marco Island Playhouse for one time only, at noon Saturday, April 10. The highly inventive play is a compilation of powerful monologues from a variety of treasured productions, including Nuts, I Love You, Youre Perfect, Now Change, Vital Signs and Human Video, which Ms. Gravatt has strung together to create a moving and meaningful story with a distinctive point of view. All of the characters I portray in the show have something important to say about the world that they live in and the experiences they have had while traveling through it, says Ms. Gravatt. Her diverse roles in Women: Their Voices range from a 16-year-old valley girl whos sister died in a roller coaster accident, to a Southern belle who blames Martha Stewart for ruining her life, to a neglected and disenchanted Mrs. Santa Claus. They represent my favorites from a lifetime of involvement in theater, she says. Although she had never written a play before, she was thrilled to take on the project when asked by Beverly Dahlstrom, president of The Marco Players. The assignment was for the players Ladies Who Lunch series one-hour, one-woman shows performed on Saturday mornings and followed by a boxed lunch and question-and-answer session with the writer/performer. Women: Their Voices is the final installment in the 2010 series. As an artist, Ms. Gravatt says, she was instantly drawn to the uniqueness of the acting and writing challenge and the creative freedom offered by the project. The project allowed me a great deal of range as a performer. Initially it was the chance to explore such a broad diversity of character types that excited her the most about the opportunity, but once involved in the project, she was increasingly compelled by the chance to make a legitimate statement about the lives and universal challenges that women from all walks face as wives, mothers and as people. The show ends with a monologue about mothers, their dreams and the many sacrifices they make for their children, which for Ms. Gravatt is the most moving part of the play. The production is very minimalist in nature. Theres no set and only a few props, but that is all thats needed to tell these impactful stories. Her one regret is that Women: Their Voices will have only one performance, the creator and actress says. A tremendous amount of work and dedication have gone in to all aspects of the piece, and because of the multiplicity of the characters and the basic simplicity of the production itself, it is a timeless show that will resonate with women of all ages, she believes. It would work well in many venues. Ms. Gravatt is a lifelong veteran of the stage. My first performance was in a fifth-grade production of Snow White. The two dwarves we only had two and I have all been hooked ever since, she says. Among her favorite roles was that of the Marquise Isabelle de Merteuil, an intricate and subtle character with a wide array of contained emotions, in Les Liaisons Dangereuses. The mother of five grown daughters, Ms. Gravatt and her husband, Rodney, moved to Marco Island from Scottsdale, Ariz., in 2004. Since then, she has performed regularly with The Marco Players. She was on stage in numerous Arizona theaters, including the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, the Phoenix Theatre and the Shakespeare Sedona Festival, playing a variety of characters of all ages, ethnicities and life circumstances. I truly enjoy the chance to step in to another persons life especially one that is different from my own, she says. But its not just the spotlight that Ms. Gravatt loves. She embraces nearly all aspects of working in the theater, from building sets to writing and performing. All of it is a chance for creative expression. All of it is essential to telling a story. Tickets for Women: Their Voices are $23 and include a boxed lunch. Purchase online at www.themarcoplayers. com or by calling 642-7270. Show time is noon Saturday, April 10, at the Marco Island Playhouse.BY PAMELA V. KROL____________________Special to Florida Weekly For Promotional Use only. Please see official Service Agreement for details. Service That Works. Service That Saves.www.home-tech.com Award Winner 2009For a low annual fee, service calls, parts and labor are FREE on air conditioning & major appliance repairs.Dont Delay, Call Today!Toll Free 1-800-433-9740 Ext. 2 Collier County 597-1602 Ext. 2 A Home-Tech Service Agreement... COURTESY PHOTOKathleen Gravatt
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 8-14, 2010 federal regulations for the industry and these regulations will be enacted over several years with the biggest impacts in 2014 and 2015. The Reform Bill starts a process that will unfold over many years. We will have the opportunity to shape health care in our state, said Bruce Rueben, president of the Florida Hospital Association and a state health care industry expert. The full health care plan will require federal involvement in insurance and Medicaid. the two areas have traditionally been dominated by the individual states. Even though implementation of the entire bill is not immediate, insurers and hospitals, must posthaste begin to address major changes in their core business models. Other health-care providers that are farther down the health care food chain are waiting to see further definition of the plan and its rollout before taking action. Some perceive the handwriting on the wall: pricing pressure will ultimately be felt throughout the health-care system. Some benefits of the plan are clear. The bill is a solution for those who were previously uninsurable due to preexisting conditions, which insurers can no longer decline and for which the cost of coverage is now capped. Those who were insurable but were not covered are required to buy coverage or come under the widening umbrella of Medicaid. People who were covered under Medicaid but were unable to receive primary care can now receive that care comparable in quality to what Medicare recipients get. There are those who feel injured by the bill. Some citizens will pay higher taxes on unearned income. Businesses of 50 or more employees will be mandated to eventually offer coverage. Insurers will be forced to write actuarially unacceptable policies. Seniors (and baby boomers about to turn senior) are frustrated that the real elephant in the room was ignored: the Medicare system that is set to go bankrupt by 2017 to 2019 and for which there appears to be no solution in sight. Joining the ranks of the frustrated are the doctors who, as of April 1, are under a 21 percent decline in Medicare reimbursement fees. These low payback rates will persist without another doc-fix bill that exempts them from Medicare cost containment. Political party perspectives dominate the health-care discussion and allegiance to a platform eases the personal responsibility to be informed and form an independent opinion. Certainly those unimpressed by the federal governments management of Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, the IRS, the Postal Service, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, etc., feel that this reform will go the way of others at best, programs never put on solid financial footing, and at worst, programs unmanageable with runaway deficits. Sometimes the public response has been parochial. Dr. Weiss of NCH says that the three questions most often asked are: What happens to me? What happens to NCH? Either the perception is that your local hospital is doing well or your local hospital is actually doing well but the large part of the industry is unduly stressed. Impact of the uninsured Some experts believe that certain aspects of the health-care system were unsustainable without reforms since the private sector was unable to address the problem of the uninsured. Even in Massachusetts, under Republican Gov. Mitt Romney, the need to solve the problem of the uninsured was deemed to be of greater urgency than the problems caused by state government involvement in the private sector. According to a 2005 U.S. Census Bureau Study, there are nearly four million uninsured in Florida or about 20 percent of the population and about 200,000 uninsured in Southwest Florida. How is this breaking the hospital system? When the uninsured needed emergency treatment, the hospitals did not decline and, in doing so, the hospitals generated large losses. By and large, the uninsured were treated charitably or were charged but were unable to pay (causing bad debt write-offs by the hospital). But the hospitals also became providers of primary care, the type of care generally handled in doctors offices, for both the uninsured and Medicaid patients. The Medicaid patients in need of primary care could not find doctors willing to accept low Medicaid reimbursement rates, so they went to the hospital, which could not turn them away. The uninsured, who needed primary care offered the primary-care doctors no pay and they too were at the hospitals doors for routine medical treatment. As the hospitals were operationally created for acute care, they were not in a position to deliver cost effective primary care. Instead of being a last resort for primary care, the hospitals became the only resort for these groups of patients. In 2009, Lee Memorial Health System wrote off $134 million of bad debt related to patient failure to pay and $36 million of charitable care. NCHs numbers were $49 million and $15 million, respectively. (These numbers are actual costs; they are not hospital charges, which are much higher.) Medicaid patients are not a 100 percent write-off but they do generate losses. Nationally, the Medicaid allowed/reimbursed cost is 89 percent of actual cost (American Hospital Association 2008 Survey average). But in Florida, the Medicaid allowed/reimbursed amount ranges from 56 percent to 86 percent of actual cost, said Bruce Rueben of the FHA. Because Medicaid is federally and state funded, reimbursement rates differ by state, by community and hospital. For example, Medicaid currently reimburses NCH at 57 percent of cost; in 2008, NCHs unfunded Medicaid cost was $18 million. For Lee Memorial, the cost of unfunded Medicaid was $26 million. Besides the Medicaid shortfall, the hospitals lost money on Medicare as they get reimbursed only 91 percent of actual cost (American Hospital Association 2008 Survey average). Hospitals claim that red ink from uninsured patients, Medicaid and Medicare make it difficult to turn a profit. For the average hospital to just break even (other than through endowments and charitable gifts to the hospital), it has to shift cost to the only source that can pay above actual cost: the private pay patient. The bulk of private pay is employer-sponsored insurance. True, this group negotiates, but it does not mandate pricing to be under actual cost. In 2008, the national average for private pay (either employer plan or individual plan) was 125 percent of actual cost. Lee Memorials private pay rate is 160 percent of actual cost. Hospital losses from government programs have traditionally been offset by employer insurance plans. Yet, employer-sponsored health insurance has been on the decline, said Jim Nathan, president and CEO of Lee Memorial Health System. In the last two decades and significantly in the past five years, employer-sponsored health insurance has become the principal means to pay for the shortfalls from Medicare, Medicaid, uninsured and underinsured, he said. Thus, employer-sponsored health insurance is experiencing a serious decline. In our community alone, we have seen this decline occur at a very rapid pace. In 2007, 35 percent of our patients paid for the Medicare, Medicaid and uninsured shortfalls. In 2008, it was 30 percent and in 2009, it was 27 percent. This year it is less than 25 percent. This is not a sustainable model. By comparison, The American Hospital Associations national average for private pay in 2008 was 36 percent compared to 30 percent for Lee Memorial. There is not much a hospital can do to change that allocation. Either the community has the employment base or it doesnt. Southwest Florida once had a 3 percent unemployment rate in the boom years. Today, the rate is closer to 14 percent, creating a bigger drain on the system. The Reform BillThe Reform Bills solution may be unpalatable to some or perceived to be fatally flawed by others, but what does it attempt to fix? First, it raises Medicaid reimbursement to the Medicare level for the doctors. For the first five years of the plan, the additional cost is borne by the federal government. Who pays after that is unclear. More importantly, there is no Medicaid increase for the hospitals. The bill is intended to move primary care, as much as possible, out of the hospital and back into doctors offices. The incentive to doctors is that they will be as well paid by Medicaid as they are under Medicare. The increase in cost to the federal government is expected to be offset by a decrease in primary care delivery by the hospitals. This shift is expected to allow better care for Medicaid patients and preventive or pre-emptive care for Medicaid patients (to keep them out of hospitals except for true emergency and hospitalization needs) and allow hospitals to deliver acute care services. Second, the plan expands Medicaids umbrella to many who are currently uninsured and cannot afford coverage. Here too, the hospitals will benefit. Of the 32 million uninsured in the U.S., approximately four million are in Florida. About one million Floridians are expected to benefit from the expansion of Medicaid. Third, the bill expands the pool of those insured under private pay by mandating coverage. This is expected to stabilize private pay rates if (and this is a big if) a large number of young, uninsured are added to the insured underwriting pool. The hospitals are helped if the actuarially uninsurable now have coverage. Bad debt for hospitals should drop. But insurers could be hurt. To offset this problem, insurers will pick up millions of healthy and young who are currently not buying coverage. They will benefit from the additional revenue from a highly desired underwriting pool. These three core changes are accompanied by many other reforms. Given that the Massachusetts health care bill was only 70 pages, it is safe to say that this 2,400-page bill is replete with hooks, carve-outs and thorns. After reform, what happens? Are the hospitals clearly in the black after all these reforms? There are about 11 million illegal immigrants living in the U.S. and 65 percent or seven million make little money and uninsured. (In 2008 the Center for Immigration Studies estimated illegal immigrant population in the U.S. to be 11 million people, down from 12.5 million people in 2007.) As it stands, uninsured illegal immigrants mostly go to health clinics and hospitals for care. As such, any change in immigration laws allowing amnesty could bring this large portion of the population under Medicaid coverage and generate mega-sized federal deficits. ($30 billion annually is a guesstimate.) Florida has approximately one million illegal immigrants and if the national average of 65 percent applies, Florida has another 650,000 uninsured who will most likely continue to use the health clinics and hospitals for their medical care at no charge. Florida also has a greater percentage of seniors and Medicare patients than the national average. Medicare, at current levels, generates a shortfall for hospitals. The payment formulas do not diminish the hospitals need to reduce cost. Even before reform, Lee Memorial had created an entire department of experts to standardize processes and eliminate waste. The hospitals success or failure will depend on its ability to thrive under new payment formulas, Mr. Rueben said.Loopholes exposedCertainly there will be some unintended consequences and they will have to be addressed, Mr. Rueben said. A younger insurance pool is expected to maintain or lower insurance rates, but this might not happen. There is a penalty of only $695 annually for failing to buy insurance. (Actu-HEALTH From page 1COURTESY PHOTOAccording to a 2005 U.S. Census Bureau Study, there are nearly four million uninsured in Florida or about 20 percent of the population and about 200,000 uninsured in Southwest Florida.
WEEK OF APRIL 8-14, 2010 NEWS A9 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com ally, the penalty will, in later years, be $695 or 2.5 percent of income, whichever is higher.) It is hard to figure the incentive to pay $2,500 or more in insurance premiums if you have no assets and medium income. The choice might be made to pay the annual penalty, go to the hospital if care is needed and claim inability to pay hospital bills. As such, the hospital is still looking at some bad debt. For some, it may be the most attractive financial solution even though in direct contravention of the bills intent. Massachusetts considered insurance enrollment key and succeeded in getting 98 percent of residents under insurance coverage. Some individuals who currently have employer-sponsored insurance might meet the threshold/qualifications under the expanded Medicaid umbrella and choose to drop their employer plan. Because Medicaid comes at no cost (no employee contribution and no deductibles), some employer plans might be less attractive than the new Medicaid option. Hospitals do not want to see their employer base cannibalized. This is also at odds with the reform bill. There might be a rush to primary care providers by those newly covered and by those covered under Medicaid. Medical conditions that were never addressed will now get attention as they will get government payment. Another concern is that there wont be enough doctors to provide expanded health care. It is estimated that the number of doctors entering family medicine and internal medicine has declined by half in the last 10 years. That spells shortage. No one knows the real (shortage) number, said Dr. Weiss of NCH. He added that that the number of mid-level providers, clinical medical professionals who provide patient care under the supervision of a physician such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants, may have to double to provide the needed care in Southwest Florida. Doctors and other providersFor the doctors, the Reform Bill leaves many problems unresolved. Southwest Floridas doctors, like others who accept Medicare, face a 21 percent decline in Medicare allowed fees for services as of April 1. Since 1998, the federally approved fee schedule for some 8,000 medical services has been tied to general inflation except it really hasnt. In the 1990s, Congress passed a law cutting Medicare payments to doctors. The cuts ended up being larger than first understood, so in 2003, Congress overrode them. In the years since, Congresses continued to override them with its doc fix bills. The American Medical Association supports the bill prefers a permanent solution to Medicare reimbursement as opposed to perennial doc fixes. They want to participate in figuring the bills cost-quality indexes. they also want to address problems they say exist with the advisory board that is intended to curb Medicare costs. But making the doc fix permanent adds to Medicares woes. As long as the fix is temporary, the long-term Medicare forecast doesnt have to include the very real cost of continual increases to Medicare. Most think that this time it was too close to the timing of passing the health care bill. No one wanted to look at the cost of the doc fix, estimated to be greater than $200 billion, while the reform debate raged. What would happen to health care in Southwest Florida if there were no doc fix or it was delayed in being fixed? As has happened in other communities, medical providers might not want to take Medicare patients. Some doctors argue it could be the proverbial straw that breaks their back. Planning a large medical practice for equipment, staffing and financing around short-term political solutions is a tough undertaking. In the process of fulfilling their Hippocratic oath, the doctors still need to run a practice on sound business principles. So, beyond the hospitals and the doctors, what other businesses in Southwest Florida will be impacted? Locally, there are a number of medical device manufacturers. One such is Structural Medical, a contract manufacturer of medical implants for the spine and extremities. CEO Lenny Kaiser describes the device market as $170 billion in size, of which $30 billion is outsourced to contract firms such as Structure Medical. None of us in the medical device manufacturing market have a good handle on how it will change our business good or bad, he said. But it could be a net positive for him. Pressures to reduce costs will be felt all the way down the supply chain and Structural Medical just opened a new 30,000-square-foot facility in Naples with state-of-the-art equipment. This companys strategic plan is to position itself as a lowest cost, highest quality device manufacturer. Health-care consultants and actuaries will get a lot of business. Insurance brokers are still selling the same policies, but now they are waiting for some 16 million more to seek coverage (in Florida up to 2.8 million), and they are waiting for new policy plans and premiums. The behaviors and groups of insured will radically change. Actuaries will have had little insurance claim experience with these groups. For those policies that make no actuarial sense (the very sick who have not been able to get coverage), the insurance companies will have to figure a way to offset these costs either through more sales to youth or higher premiums to the existing policy base. As happened in Massachusetts, the introduction of a large base of uninsured actually lowered rates to the insured. However, there, unlike in Florida, the new policyholders were sufficiently young to offset other costs. As there is economic incentive for a small business to remain small (under 50 employees), accountants and lawyers may be figuring ways to slice and dice businesses to be under that threshold requiring insurance for employees. Higher unemployment levels in Florida and the very nature of Floridas demographics will make the reforms an even greater challenge. Excellent health care is an important issue in any community and certainly for existing and prospective senior residents. Another concern is that there wont be enough doctors to provide expanded health care. Open 7 Days! 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But it wasnt until 1923, when Collier County was formed, that our unique personalities came forth in an official capacity.A sheriff of our ownCollier County has had seven sheriffs, beginning with Capt. W.R. Maynard, who was sworn to duty in 1923. Louis J. Thorp, noted for his bullwhip expertise, became our second sheriff when Sheriff Maynard resigned in 1928. Sheriff Thorp served until his death in 1954 and Chief Roy Atkins was appointed to fill the spot until E.A Doug Hendry was elected in 1956. During Sheriff Thorps time, the Southwest Mounted Police was created after the completion of the Tamiami Trail. Their job was to secure the area from Everglades City to Miami on their Harley Davidsons (the City of Naples established a marshals office in April 1925). We now refer to them as Collier County sheriffs deputies. Sheriff Hendry hired a young man to work in the Everglades jail. The sheriff had known Aubrey Rogers from years spent at the Fort Myers Police Department. Mr. Rogers soon earned the sheriffs trust and became Sheriff Hendrys chief deputy. He replaced Sheriff Hendry when the sheriff stepped resigned due to proceedings over an altercation with a family member. Sheriff Rogers served until his retirement in 1989 and was succeeded by Sheriff Don Hunter, who served from 1988-2000. Our current sheriff, Kevin J. Rambosk, was elected in August 2008From moonshine to PCsSheriff Rogers was born Aug. 27, 1926, in Fort Myers and gave 31 years of service to protecting his community. Thirteen years were in the capacity of chief law enforcement officer. When he was appointed, there were 167 deputies to cover the more than 2,000 acres in Collier County. When he left office, there were around 700 deputies in a highly respectable agency that had come into its own. Sheriff Rogers was known as a competent crime fighter and launched many services that benefited our youth and our community. He battled everything from moonshiners to cocaine cowboys. He also fought outdated thinking to bring new tools needed for to modernize his department. Sheriff Rogers credits include the 911 emergency system, programs to put deputies in schools, the Junior Deputy program, laser technology for fingerprinting, the first BAT mobile (blood alcohol testing), CB radios, the first Purple Heart and Meritorious Services medal for deputies, and a long lists of family and friends who will long remember his country manner and smile.Lunch with the boysI came to know of the lunches the boys had from Sam Colding, former Collier County tax assessor who said that every Friday he, Sheriff Rogers and a few others would gather to tell stories, mostly lies, kidded Mr. Colding. A few weeks back, as I sat with Mr. Colding, Ben Storter and Chill Williams eating my first fried mullet but not my first grits (real grits too, I might add), Sheriff Hunter (even retired we still call him that) came in to pick up an order for his friend and mentor. No one needed to ask we could tell from the look on his face that time was close. The boys all seemed to all know because Sheriff Rogers was not there for lunch. He passed the following day, March 10, 2010, at the age of 83. Its hard to lose friends weve known for such a long time, even harder to watch friends lose friends. Men like Sam Colding, who I reckon has dealt with death many times in his life, handled the impending loss that day with stories bearing his own signature humor. After a few he said, I guess we cant tell that one til hes gone. Even though he is gone, Ill still keep that one to myself. Sheriff Aubrey Rogers, #102, was a real life Marshall Dillon a man who, I read somewhere, always tried to do the right thing. Rest in peace. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 8-14, 2010 A21 FREE Shipping with Special Orders Over 1,000s of Rugs In Stock Open Mon-Sat 10-6 Sun 1-6 RUGS Connection Fort Myers THE HOME OF EVERY SMILEPatricia Primero, DDS (239) 254-4480OPEN HOUSE APRIL 15TH 8:30 1:00MOST INSURANCE ACCEPTED Temple Shalom Preschool invites prospective parents and students to meet teachers and current parents and visit classrooms during open house from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, April 14. The preschool is non-denominational and all are welcome. Programs for children from birth to 5 years old include Mommy and Me, Lil Cubs for those just turning 2, Cubs for 2to 3-year-olds, Lions for 3to 4-yearsolds, preschool classes for ages 4 and 5. Enrichment programs include computer, foreign language, art, movement and music. The preschools newest addition is Storyland, a media center with books, a puppet theater and a stage. For more information, contact Seyla Cohen by calling 455-3227 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Parents, children welcome to tour temple preschoolBenjamin Mitchell Witter, a senior at Golden Gate High School, has been awarded the $14,000 Louise Prothero Scholarship from the Naples Womans Club in recognition of his leadership abilities. Mr. Witter was selected from 65 applicants who were screened, juried and interviewed by the clubs scholarship committee. He plans to study biomedical/chemical engineering at Trine University in Angola, Ind. Womans club awards $14,000 scholarshipA generous parent at Royal Palm Academy recently treated 40 kindergarteners and their teachers to high tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, to top off their classroom study of etiquette. Wrist corsages and boutonnieres perfectly accessorized the students school uniforms for the occasion, which was made complete by a magic show in the hotel lobby. Please and thank youParis Bazley, Melanie Aristizabal, Natalie Romano and Ava LangelohCOURTESY PHOTOSLuke Lothrop and Joseph Zumaeta
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 WEEK OF APRIL 8-14, 2010 I started thinking that its not going to happen this way for these amputees, she says. If they survive an amputation, theyll be lucky to have a wall to lean on if their house is still standing. And when the children grow and need to adjust prosthetic devices, these people do not have cars to go to appointments. Heather Mills heart is in the right place, and she wants people to be aware of the needs of amputees. But she doesnt know Haiti. You have to start on a much more basic level. And so the campaign to collect crutches began. People responded immediately. While her initial plan was to raise money to send a plane full of crutches to Haiti over the summer, Naples-based Hope for Haiti offered to shrink wrap her cargo and send the crutches down with its own regular shipments. In the past two months, Ms. Bales has delivered six vanloads of crutches, canes and walkers anything that can help someone with limited mobility to Hope for Haiti. Shes sent wheelchairs and even a special scooter adapted for use by with someone with a foot injury. It was a $400 piece of equipment and the donor said he didnt need it anymore. Now its down there somewhere helping someone else get around, she says. Donations are happily accepted during store hours, which she admits are on Haiti time, usually opening by 10:30 a.m. and closing around 5 p.m., but sometimes staying open until 10:30 p.m. But even if the shop is closed, donations can be left at the door. I find a pair of crutches here almost every morning. Ms. Bales, who holds a masters degree from the University of Cincinnati in special education with an emphasis on orthopedically handicapped children, knows how important the crutches are for Haitis injured and impoverished children and adults. Although she has not been there since the earthquake hit, she taught second grade at a private school in Haiti for six years in the 1980s. And she adopted Rachel as an infant, just before the two of them both ladies from Haiti moved to Naples and Ms. Bales opened her boutique. Rachel has grown up with the assurance that her native culture is wonderfully creative and exciting, and I am able to be my own boss in the sometimes stressful and often isolating world of single motherhood, she says. Its a win-win-win situation for everybody. I cant get fired when Im late too often; Rachel has a unique definition in Naples; and people absolutely love the Haitian colors and Haitian spirit shining through the artwork. The Lady From Haiti reflects the culture of the Haitian people, she adds. Despite this catastrophe, the joyous spirit of this nation shines through in its art and music. Since the earthquake, shes also been raising money for artists from the Caribbean country whose work The Lady From Haiti sells. When Clark Constant told her five family members had been killed when their house outside Port-auPrince collapsed, she helped to raise the funds for him to fly back for the funerals. A Haitian flag is mounted on a collection jar outside The Lady from Haiti; donations from passersby are split between Mr. Constant and Sister Judy Dohner, a Naples nun whose Haitian orphanage was destroyed. Over the summer, Ms. Bales and Rachel, whos now 17, plan to travel to Haiti to help relief efforts. We dont know what well be doing yet, she says, but there is an immense amount of work to be done everywhere you look.Where theres hopeThe Naples-based Hope for Haiti has been on the ground doing charitable work in Haiti for 20 years. It has built 180 homes for elderly Haitians; renovated and supported an adult hospital; constructed a 60-bed childrens hospital; built an elementary school for 500 students; expanded an orphanage; built two homes for street boys; developed a feeding program for severely malnourished children; established The Angel Fund to provide emergency surgery and medical treatment to critically ill Haitian children; and delivered tens of millions of dollars of medical supplies to impoverished Haitians. The organization also supports eight schools and a nutrition clinic. While its main focus is to help Haitis children have more meaningful lives, incredible life forces hurricanes and earthquakes get in the way of the mission of improving education, nutrition and health care for the young. In the Port-au-Prince area, Hope for Haitis hospital and orphanages were crippled by the January earthquake. In the first six weeks following the disaster, the organization sent six 757 cargo planes and one DC-10 the equivalent of 15 18-wheelers filled with medical supplies, construction materials, water and food, a value of $20 million, to the devastated country. Nearly a dozen trips have also been made by private planes laden with relief supplies. While initial efforts were focused on sending doctors and nurses to help with immediate medical needs, Hope for Haiti is now concentrating its efforts on tent camps and exploring which of its schools need to be reconstructed. Hope for Haitis annual gala last month was the most successful to date, with 260 in attendance and $350,000, net, raised. For more information about donating or volunteering, visit www.hopeforhaiti. com. HAITIFrom page 1 >> What: Collecting crutches for Haitis earthquake victims >> Who: Melody Bales >> Where: Our Lady From Haiti, 515 Park St. >> Information: 649-8607 or email@example.com in the know MARY LOU SMART/ FLORIDA WEEKLY Melody Bales loads donated crutches into her car.
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Be smart about the fish you eatCollier County University of Florida Extension Service presents a free seafood safety and sustainability workshop from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, at North Collier Regional Park. Marine science extension agent Bryan Fluech will talk about balancing seafood health benefits and risks, seafood sustainability issues and purchasing and storing seafood at home. Everyone is welcome. Although fish is a healthy protein option because it is low in saturated fat and high in omega-3 fatty acids, some fish contain high levels of mercury. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns against eating too much fish with high mercury levels because it has been known to cause problems, specifically in unborn children, According to the FDA, it can take up to a year for high mercury levels to diminish through the human bodys natural process.For more information about the workshop, call 417-6310, ext. 204, or e-mail Mr. Fluech at firstname.lastname@example.org. Need help quitting?Help Me Stop Smoking, a free presentation by Scott Wiley, director of NCH Respiratory Care, will be presented from 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, at Headquarters Branch Library, 2385 Orange Blossom Drive, North Naples. Call 593-0334 to register. Learn about hearing implantsThe pubic is invited to a free seminar about the Baha implantable hearing device from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 15, at Physicians Regional-Pine Ridge. Presenter is otolaryngologist Jay Roberts. All who attend will also be able to have a free hearing screening.Millions of people suffer from different forms of hearing loss, but for those afflicted with conductive and mixed hearing loss, as well as single-sided deafness caused by trauma, measles, Menieres disease and/or tumors, there often hasnt been a clear solution. The Baha implant has shown great success in nearly 30,000 individuals originally not deemed candidates for ordinary hearing devices. For more information, call 348-4180. Lighthouse of Collier free eye screeningsThe Naples Lions Club will provide free glaucoma, pressure and vision screenings along with field vision testing from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 16, at Lighthouse of Collier headquarters at 457 Bayfront Place. The mission of the Lighthouse of Collier is to promote the development, implementation and on-going evaluation of programs and services to foster independence and enhance the quality of life for the blind and visually impaired and their caregivers. For more information, call 430-3934 or visit www.lighthouseofcollier.org. TO YOUR HEALTH www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA26 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 8-14, 2010 HEALTHY LIVINGUF researchers develop pill that tells when you take itCall them tattletale pills.Seeking a way to confirm that patients have taken their medication, University of Florida engineering researchers have added a tiny microchip and digestible antenna to a standard pill capsule. The prototype is intended to pave the way for mass-produced pills that, when ingested, automatically alert doctors, loved ones or scientists working with patients in clinical drug trials.It is a way to monitor whether your patient is taking their medication in a timely manner, Rizwan Bashirullah, UF assistant professor in electrical and computer engineering, says. Such a pill is needed because many patients forget, refuse or bungle the job of taking their medication. This causes or exacerbates medical problems, spurs hospitalizations or expensive medical procedures and undercuts clinical trials of new drugs. The American Heart Association calls patients failure to follow prescription regimens the number one problem in treating illness today. Studies have found, for example, that patients with chronic diseases normally take only about half their prescribed medications. According to the AHA, 10 percent of hospital admissions result from patients not following the guidelines on their prescriptions. Other studies have found that not taking medication properly results in 218,000 deaths annually. Medication compliance is a big problem for clinical trials, Dr. Bashirullah explains, because failure to take the drugs being tests skews study results or renders them meaningless. As a result, researchers often require visual confirmation of participants taking pills, an extremely expensive proposition if hundreds or thousands of people are participating in the trials. The idea is to use technology to do this in a more seamless, much less expensive way, he says. Dr. Bashirullah, doctoral student Hong Yu, UF materials science and engineering professor Chris Batich and Neil Euliano of Gainesville-based Convergent Engineering designed and tested the pill. A standard white capsule, it is coated with a label embossed with silvery lines made of nontoxic, conductive silver nanoparticles. The pill also contains a tiny microchip, one about the size of a period. When a patient takes the pill, it communicates with a small electronic device carried or worn by the patient for now, a stand-alone device, but in the future perhaps built into a watch or cell phone. The device then signals a cell phone or laptop that the pill has been ingested, in turn informing doctors or family members. The pill needs no battery because the device sends it power via imperceptible bursts of extremely low-voltage electricity, Dr. Bashirullah explains. The bursts energize the microchip to send signals relayed via the antenna. Eventually the patients stomach acid breaks down the antenna the microchip is passed through the gastrointestinal tract but not before the pill confirms its own ingestion.The vision of this project has always been that you have an antenna that is biocompatible, and that essentially dissolves a little while after entering the body, he says.The researchers presented their findings at a conference in Japan last year and are currently at work on a scholarly paper about their project. They have applied for patents, and Dr. Bashirullah says a UF spinoff company is seeking to develop the next generation of the pill for FDA testing and commercial development.The research was funded by grants of about $700,000 from the National Science Foundation, Convergent Engineering and the Florida High Tech Corridor Council. After a year and a half of seemingly endless national and local debate, health-care reform is now the law of the land 3,300 pages of law, to be exact.Locally the passage of health care reform is being discussed in terms What happens to me? and What happens to NCH? Before I respond to those questions, let me first answer the most fundamental question surrounding health-care legislation: Why change what we are doing now, since in Collier County, at least, we seem to be doing fine with the health care we already have? I would cite two reasons: 1. While most of us take care of ourselves and have good insurance, there are still an estimated 50 million people nationally and 50,000 people locally who are uninsured. And there is a huge percentage who are overweight and who smoke, drink excessively and dont exercise. So we have work to do. 2. The economic well-being of our nation is intimately linked to the health of our nation. If we can spend less on health care while producing better outcomes for everyone, then the resources saved can improve our economic condition. Consider that this past decade was the first since the 1930s that individual net worth on average in the U.S. dropped by more than 14 percent. At the same time, 24 percent of U.S. homes are worth less than what their owners owe on their mortgages. By contrast, in the rest of the world, household wealth from Shanghai to Warsaw has improved. The point is that solving our health-care dilemma will help improve our economic standing. Now what is the answer to the question, What happens to me? The short answer is, It depends. If you currently receive Medicare or Medicaid, which insure half of all Americans and about two-thirds of people locally, not much will change in terms of your benefits. Those in upper income brackets will see an increase in their taxes. Medicare Advantage, which has not been popular locally, will be phased out over the coming years. Commercial insurance will be mandatory for anyone gainfully employed. There will be new health insurance buying opportunities and mandates for insurance companies to issue policies with specific benefits which will be more comprehensive than before. Premiums will change, but no one knows, at this point, by how much. Gradually, over the next nine years, about 32 million Americans who previously lacked insurance will have Medicaid or commercial insurance. As to What happens to NCH? we expect fewer uninsured patients, as many will now have Medicaid. As anticipated, we will have lower payments from Medicare. And our new health insurance plan for our 5,319 colleagues and their families will add benefits, including covering children up to age 26 who are not on another employers insurance. One constant in all this will be the dedication of our NCH family to provide quality community health care. Case in point: Evelyn Huggins, who retired last week after 42 years at NCH, most of the time preparing instruments for surgical services. Ms. Huggins is contemplating continuing as an NCH volunteer. That kind of dedication will never change, no matter how the health-care system is reformed. And for that, all of us should be thankful and proud. Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System. What does health-care reform really mean to us? STRAIGHT TALK allenWEISS email@example.com UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA / COURTESY PHOTORizwan Bashirullah, a UF assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, holds a pill capsule designed to signal when a patient has swallowed it.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF APRIL 8-14, 2010 NEWS A27 Look no further than for all of your eye care needs. exam is available to any person who does NOT have insurance to cover the cost of a complete eye exam.David C. Brown, M.D., F.A.C.S. Founder and Medical Director Ophthalmologist and Cataract SurgeonClaudio A. Ferreira, M.D.Ophthalmologist and Retinal Surgeon Macular Degeneration, Diabetic RetinopathySunil M. Malkani, M.D.Ophthalmologist and Retinal Surgeon Macular Degeneration, Diabetic RetinopathyBarrett R. Ginsberg, M.D., F.A.C.S. Ophthalmologist Cataract Surgeon Laser Vision Correction Free seminar about knee, hip replacementArthritis affects one out of every five Americans in one form or another and is a leading cause of disability in the nation. Orthopedic surgeon Robert Zehr of The Zehr Center for Orthopaedics will present Arthritis: Whats New, What Works, at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 10, at the North Collier Hospital Caf. The public is invited to this free seminar to learn more about arthritis and the demand for hip and knee replacement. Dr. Zehr will discuss preventative measures as well as the range of treatment options up to and including total joint replacement. Although the seminar is free, seating is limited and reservations are requested. Call The Zehr Center at 596-0100 or register online at www.zehrcenter.com. Two days for wellnessThe Power of Wellness, a two-day symposium presented by the Womens Council of Realtors, Naples-on-the-Gulf Chapter, is set for April 23-24 at the North Collier Regional Park Community Center. Speakers will be nutritionist/scientist/educator Dr. Charles Bens and motivational speaker/executive coach Mike Staver.How to Stay Calm and Productive Under Pressure is the program for 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 23. On Saturday, April 24, Care and Feeding of the Brain is the topic for the 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. session, and How to Prevent & Reverse Chronic Disease is set for 1:30 to 4 p.m. Sessions are $30 each or all three for $60. To register, visit www.WCRNaples. com. Free seminar on Marco IslandPhysicians Regional Health Services will present a free seminar titled Common Ailments of the Hand at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, at Markle Park on Marco Island. Free screenings for autismThe Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida and Ronald McDonald House Charities of SWF conduct free autism spectrum disorder screenings every month for toddlers 18 months to age 5. Conducted by an advanced registered nurse practitioner, the screenings are courtesy of The Childrens Hospitals neurosciences center under the guidance of pediatric neurologist Jose Colon and pediatric psychiatrist Marianne Krouk, D.O. Phy sician referrals are not required.Early diagnosis and early intensive behavioral intervention can make a difference in development of children on the autism spectrum and for their families. To schedule a screening, call 985-3608. Scholarships for nursesBridgeport Home Health Care is offering two nursing school scholarships of $1,000 each. Applicants can be a home health aide/nurses aide or Licensed Practical Nurse who has worked for two of the past three years in either capacity. They must be enrolling in LPN or RN school for the fall 2010 or 2011 term. One of the scholarships will be awarded to a current Bridgeport employee. Completed applications are due by May 15. Call Bridgeport Home Health Care at 344-7420 for more information. Completed applications are due by May 15. ZEHR Recent reports from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention indicate H1N1 flu is still circulating throughout the United States, especially in the Southeast region. And although virus activity has lessened significantly in Florida since December, there have been more than 20 deaths and more than 90 hospitalizations attributed to H1N1 flu since the New Year in Florida. These severe infections are occurring primarily in middle-aged individuals with risk factors such as pregnancy and obesity, which put them at higher risk of complications from H1N1, or individuals who have underlying health conditions such as respiratory or neurological disease. There is no reason for anyone to contract this disease or die from it when a vaccine is readily available. If you have not been immunized, especially if you are in the middle-age group with a chronic health condition, please get vaccinated, urges Collier County Health Department Director Dr. Joan Colfer. Many area pharmacies offer the H1N1 vaccine, as do Collier County Health Department clinics. The county health department vaccine schedule is as follows: At the Health Department in the County Government Complex, 3301 East Tamiami Trail 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday At the Immokalee Clinic, 419 N. First St., Immokalee 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Wednesday; 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 21; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 10 and 17 At the Golden Gate WIC office, 4945 Golden Gate Parkway 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 14 and 28; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 24 Appointments are not necessary, and vaccines obtained at the Health Department are free. Insurance and Medicare will be billed a small vaccine administration fee, but there is no out-of-pocket cost to the individual. Health department continues to urge H1N1 vaccine c e n d k d. v e shi p s will rent Bri d C omp l d ue by p o r at i TO YOUR HEALTH
About the Good FortuneA ride on the Good Fortune presents many opportunities for nature photography, from pelicans and wading birds to dolphins, alligators and more. Through April 30, the cruise schedule is: Lunchtime departing 10 a.m. and returning 1 p.m. daily, with a stop at two waterfront restaurants (lunch not included in price) Sunset, a two-hour trip departing two hours before sunset every day (call for times) The boat dock is tucked away in a rustic, secluded setting off Route 950 on the way to Marco Island. For reservations and directions, call 403-4236 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA28 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 8-14, 2010 $19995 Indoor & Outdoor Locations Energy Star RatedCancunNEWS FROM THE CONSERVANCY Good Fortune passengers on a lunch cruise last week were fortunate, indeed, to enjoy up-close views of bald eagles, both adults and juveniles, in their nest. The captain piloted the pontoon boat into Hall Bay to get a better look at the birds from a safe distance of course. The bald eagles noble stature was in part the reason for its designation as our national symbol, even though Ben Franklin favored the wild turkey. He questioned whether the eagle, often a scavenger, would be an appropriate emblem for our fledgling country.In any case, these majestic birds are known for seeking privacy, and our passengers appreciated the rarity of the experience as the Good Fortune slowly approached the nest in a spot remote from human activity. The avian objects our rapt attention were unconcerned; perhaps man doesnt seem to be such a threat when approaching from the water.From a high nest or perch on a tree limb, eagles will open a 7-foot wingspan and glide over the water to view potential prey, perhaps snook or mullet. Not all of the eagles we spot look the same. The heads of the adults are bright white, while the juveniles are dark all over. Because the bald eagle is long-lived, the young will undergo as many as six molts on the way to adulthood and the distinctive and familiar basic V color pattern. Why is it called bald? a passenger wanted to know. I can see white plumage on the adults head. Bald refers to the color: piebald, the naturalist replied. The impromptu lesson in eagles continued: The juveniles youre Eagle eyes pay off with great sightings on the waterBY ART RITAS____________________Special to Florida Weekly searched among the cormorants, ibis and brown pelicans for the great egrets nests. It wasnt long before one passenger drew the attention of the others to a beautiful great egret sitting on its nest, its prized breeding plumage a sight to see. Just then, we were surprised by the arrival of a frigate bird. These magnificent birds are known for soaring high on thermal currents, kettling (circling in the air) and for stealing food from other birds nests. They have a remarkable weight-to-wingspan ratio, weighing barely more than 3 pounds and having a wingspan of almost 8 feet. Males often gather in great numbers on rookery islands and display by inflating a bright red, balloon-like patch on the breast. An island full of displaying male frigates looks like multiple glaring stop lights, but the signal to the female frigate is just the opposite come! Art Ritas is a volunteer with The Conservancy of Southwest Florida.JOHN JOHNSON / COURTESY PHOTOSTwo eaglets prior to either fledging. The one on the top is more advanced and flew the day this picture was taken.One of the adult eagles brings in food. The eaglet on the branch had just returned from flying around. The eaglet in flight is coming in to partake of the food that had just arrived.looking at are a typical yearly clutch two birds. They wont be fully mature and capable of reproduction until their fifth year. If theyre lucky, that is. More than 90 percent of eagles that fledge dont make it to adulthood. Starvation is the usual culprit. However, if the bird does survive to adulthood, it commonly reaches 15 years of age and in some cases even 30. The next day, the Good Fortunes captain and naturalist were in for a big surprise. The four birds, two adults and two eaglets, were visible on high limbs of the slash pines but the nest was gone. Our best guess is that the rambunctious eaglets tore the nest apart, for reasons unknown. We might conclude that young eaglet behavior is no more understandable than young human behavior.As we cruised along through channels and bays, many osprey pairs were in evidence, the male usually hunting and the female tending the nest. We watched a male hover in the air about 60-70 feet above. Think of how remarkable is the ospreys skill, the naturalist told the group. Hes got to gauge the distance to his target, the speed and depth of the prey in the water, the refraction of light, decide on an angle of descent usually about 60 degrees and make sure the prey is not too heavy to lift out of the water and fly away with it. Scientists have calculated that ospreys are successful in capturing prey about 75 percent of the time. Truly remarkable. We watched as an osprey on the rim of a nest ripped apart a fish and passed morsels down to the young. After the eagles and osprey, what more could one hope for? We found the answer on the rookery island, where great egrets are nesting and incubating their eggs. Our passengers raised their binoculars and 900 Neapolitan Way(Corner of US 41 & Neapolitan Way, Naples in the Neapolitan Shopping Center)239.434.9700 Open Daily 10-6 Sundays 12-5 OohLaLaNaples.comIt Only Looks Expensive
Season winds down for guided tripsThe last guided canoe trips of the season at Collier-Seminole State Park take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 9 and 10, and Monday and Wednesday, April 12 and 14. 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 trips at the park, including hikes and moonlight paddles, will resume in December. Those who want to discover Collier-Seminole State Park on their own can explore the parks 11 miles of hiking trails from 8 a.m. to 6:30 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 guided trips. Call 394-3397 for more information. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF APRIL 8-14, 2010 NEWS A29 FT MYERS 239-939-7446 & NAPLES 239-566-1000ADVANCESOLAR.COM 2431 Crystal Drive, Ft Myers, FL 33907 lic #CVC056664 New hydro therapy jets for deep muscle massage & total relaxation 1 touch hydro pure management system No harsh chemicals or odors 34 jets 3 person spa You wont nd another small spa with this many jets Tiara Spa by Premium Leisure Learn more at AdvanceSolar.com FREE Delivery FREE Hardcover CHEMICAL FREE Healthy SpaSupplies are limited. Must purchase by April 30, 2010 + $250 in FREE accessoriesAT COLLIERSEMINOLE STATE PARK OUTDOORSSnakes, spiders and scorpions dont scare me a bit, but just mention my upcoming dentist appointment and I get sweaty palms. Thats when I wish I were a beaver. Beavers have much stronger teeth than we do. They can cut through a 6-inch diameter tree in 30 seconds. Their two front teeth top and bottom have an orange coating that keeps them from breaking or chipping. But heres the best part: A beavers teeth continue to grow throughout its life. Their teeth can grow 4 feet a year. As the cutting edge wears down, more of the tooth emerges, just like a growing blade of grass. Imagine a lifetime without dentists. While some mammals, like the beaver, and most reptiles and fish have open-rooted teeth that continue to grow throughout their life, most mammals have only two sets of rooted teeth baby teeth and permanent teeth. Once the adult teeth come in, thats all we get unless we buy false ones. The front teeth of most rodents and tusked animals like the walrus and elephant grow continuously. Elephant tusks are the longest teeth in the world. Some reptiles and fish have ever-growing teeth on their tongue or their palate. Others, like the shark, grow new teeth behind the older teeth, and the new ones move forward when the old ones are lost. Sharks lose so many teeth they often replace thousands in a lifetime. In some species, teeth grow back in one day. The great white shark needs many teeth to attack whales, dolphins and other sharks. Its jaw force equals the weight of four full-grown elephants per tooth. No wonder the teeth wear out or break. Amphibians like toads and frogs often have an egg tooth to break through the egg when they hatch. Then the tooth falls out and they remain toothless for the rest of their lives. Some snakes have teeth that angle back like hooks, preventing live prey from escaping. Poisonous snakes have either grooved or hollow fangs. Those with grooved fangs also have a row of teeth on their upper jaw. Grooved fangs send venom from glands in the snakes head into prey. Hollow fangs act as a hypodermic needle as they inject venom. Turtles, baleen whales and birds dont have teeth at all. Turtles use the sharp edges of boney plates on each jaw to crack and tear food. The gopher tortoise uses its jaw to snip and rip off grasses. Baleen whales use fringed plates hanging from their upper jaw to trap small fish and other food particles. Bird beaks differ greatly depending on what the bird eats. Pelicans use their large beaks to scoop up fish, while the anhinga stabs fish with its sharp beak. Why do some animals have no teeth and others have so many? Its all a matter of need. Sharks need many teeth to tear flesh. Frogs swallow insects whole so have no need for teeth at all. Teeth shapes also depend on an animals diet. Carnivores (meat eaters like lions and seals) have well-developed canines (pointed teeth) for holding and tearing meat. Herbivores like horses and cattle have well-formed incisors for snipping grass and flat molars for grinding. Manatees dont have incisors. Instead, they use horny, ridged pads on the roof of their mouth to tear off sea grasses. Molars in the back of the manatees mouth grind the grasses, which may contain sand and silt. This wears down the molars, which grow back as needed. People are omnivores. We eat both plants and animals. Which is why we have all three types of teeth: canines, incisors and molars. I must admit I am indebted to my dentist for protecting my teeth all these years. I sure would hate to give up pizza and a steak now and then. Teeth tailored to needs of individual crittersBY LEE BELANGER____________________Special To Florida Weekly te et h. O nc e th e S ome s n l ike hooks, in g Poiso n o r h o T ha v ja w f rom prey. H o n eedle as t h T urtles, h ave teet h e d g es o f b o a nd tear fo COURTESY PHOTOGreat white sharkCOURTESY PHOTOElephant tusks are the longest teeth in the world.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF APRIL 8-14, 2010 NEWS A31 MUSINGS Rx email@example.com I send my voice out, like a messenger reluctant because he knows not the destiny of the message. As if in a Kafka novel of solidity without reason, my voice resounds, plaintive. It curls like smoke into crevices, searching for appropriate ear. It squeezes through cracks and under doors, hoping to ferret out vibrating bones hammer, anvil, stirrup to pass along the message. Sometimes it comes to this: I throw my voice out the window, disowned, lips not moving, dummy projected. It falls over flowerpots and under flags, between power lines and lynched laundered fabrics flailing in the wind. It romances birds, startled into radical in flight insights. It paints a mustache on the moon, half in loving jest, half just to feel her face. Dark and hidden message destiny, the search for you is the one voiced goal. I tell myself that it is you who must decide. You must decipher. You must be the defining Holmes, sure unlocking understanding. In your hearing my voice, message itself will come to life, develop flesh over strong bones that can dance endlessly. Receiver will reincarnate, reconstitute, manifest message out of voice. You hear what I say: If the recipient is unknown, the message itself is encrypted. It fondles its way through filigree, stumbles its way through webs, waves its way through watery culs de sac. Heard, not gotten, not begotten, besotted it be. If voice is thrown, questing without rest, in search of quixotic resolution of mattering, of defining beyond chaos, a question emerges. What is the difference between voice and message? Voice is merely a vehicle, a container, vessel, holder. Voice is voiced in its emptiness, utter ed in its spaciousness, whispered in its vacancy, articulated in its immensity, gasped in its boundlessness, murmured in its hunger. Voice is nongrasping servant of message, barely there, avoiding personal identity. Voice, to be voice, knows what it is not. Voice longs for message to emerge. Voice exists only in its pregnancy, its expectancy of message birth. But then what is message? Message is merely package of potential, waiting to be opened, suspended in possibility. It is smote smoke, mirror mirage, trompe loeil, supreme illusion. Message is no more substantial than voice. Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, matryoshka lovers, indistinguishable, indeterminate, indecipherable, entwined forever are message and voice. Both are quintessentially empty. Both are of the essence of hunger, of desire, of itch, longing, passion. They are yearning lust and pining thirst entangled in embrace that blows away in the wind like bubbles popped, like silvery silken strands of milkweed seeds taken to flight.They fly toward the destiny, desire destination, the promise of apprehension, the troth of visibility, the pledge of substance, the vow of meaning emergence after so long a journey.Dancing utterly and thrown infinitely out the window they come to rest. In this destiny scenario, we see a forest hut, and enter. Inside is a hermit, skinny, beyond thought, word, and expression. He is both essentially unpleasab le and utterly, ecstatically entranced. If I say he is asleep dreaming, will you feel this is a cheap comic book ending that smells like butter ed popcorn? If I say he is awake, will you feel the chill of a starry, starry night sans moon? Even the destiny itself is merely dream, just as empty as voice and message, no more defined than spin spinning. I am terror stricken and I revel in amazement. Both agony and ecstasy are mine. But not mine, really. Here there are merely other meandering moments of message, penetrating the awaiting chambers of voice, always en route to parts unknown, not claimable. With a butte rfly effect kiss, we return to sender. Defenestration 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. MARCO MASTERS FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS e Marco Island Masters Festival of the Arts will be held April 10 and 11 from 10am to 5pm at Veterans Community Park on Elkcam Circle East. e festival will be right across from the new Esplanade mixed-use shopping and residences in the center of town. is is Collier Countys nest collection of artists. e area of the festival is a beautiful waterfront location with plenty of adjacent parking for patrons. Proceeds from this event will bene t e Marco Island Foundation for the Arts. Veteran s Park | April 10 and 11 | 10am to 5pm boulderbrookthe nations nest art festivals For information call 239-293-9448 or visit www.boulderbrook.net
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BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUSINESS INDUSTRY BSECTIONWEEK OF APRIL 8-14, 2010 WEEK at-a-glance Zonta luncheonBusinesswomens fashion show benefits good causes for girls. B7 Great golf homesCheck out what one Web site says are the best golf course homes available in the U.S. B9 SEE MONEY, B5 On the moveSee whos going where, doing what on the local business scene. B5 Dan Desrosiers knows its crazy. We suspect thats why he smiles so much. In the midst of the great recession, in a place the media once took to calling economic ground zero, at a time when the unemployment rate hovers ominously at several percentage points above the national average, Mr. Desrosiers has just moved to Southwest Florida from Buffalo, N.Y., and launched a business. His pizza shop, Armandos Pizza & Pasta in South Fort Myers, is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. Since I was 18, I wanted to move to Florida. Im 47 now. Its only taken me 30 years, says the long-time restaurateur. Economically, it made sense to us. Even though were still hurting. If more people thought like me, maybe we wouldnt be hurting any more, he says. Throughout Southwest Florida, entrepreneurs some by choice, and others due to necessity are chasing dreams and opportunity despite grim economic numbers. Finding silver liningsThe economy, it doesnt matter how bad it is. Theres always a way around it, says Ray Cruz, a round mass of muscle and confidence. Business has been slow at the furniture store where he works, so he has launched a sidebusiness, A & R Movers. Mr. Cruz has lugged furniture since his teenage years. He knows the business and knows he likes it. The self-described workaholic is also a workout-aholic. Hes a gym junkie who can hardly resist a good workout. Like the proverbial serial killer getting a job administering lethal injections, Mr. Cruz has found a job that perfectly suits him. A lot of people cant move themselves. To me its fun, he says.His strategy is simple: offer good service for less than the big guys. Since launching in January, Mr. Cruz and his small crew have moved people whose homes were foreclosed. He has helped college students into their dorms. Recently, he moved a man who took advantage of a real estate deal and traded up into a bigger house. Its actually a good time to get into moving. I think I started at a pretty good time, he says. There are numerous factors that make these times a good time to get into business. There are deals on leases. There are many qualified people searching for work, allowing an owner to hire creamWhen the going gets tough:Small businesses defy the great recessionSEE TOUGH, B4 Economically, it made sense to us. Even though were still hurting. If more people thought like me, maybe we wouldnt be hurting any more. Dan Desrosiers, Armandos Pizza & PastaOSVALDO PADILLA/ FLORIDA WEEKLYDan Desrosiers tosses a pie at his new shop, Armandos Pizza & Pasta.BY OSVALDO PADILLAopadilla@ oridaweekly.com Water: the next oil You never miss the water til the well runs dry. Once a non-literal expression meaning that you dont appreciate something or someone until theyre gone has now reverted to its literal meaning. There are parts of the United States where people sorely miss the water they once enjoyed. A rainy winter in Florida and all along the East Coast followed by recent flooding in Rhode Island makes this a difficult concept for many to understand. In recent years, the droughts in Atlanta made the water problem real to those on the Central East Coast. The major Canada-U.S. agreement on Great Lakes water elevated the importance of water for Midwesterners. Talk to anyone from Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Southern California, Utah, Montana, or New Mexico and they understand the significance in a nanosecond. These seven states view water as critical to their expansion and survival as they suffer from physical scarcity of water as opposed to economic scarcity, which means there is water but it will take money to get it or make it consumable. Generally, shortage of supply makes a good basis for investing. T. Boone Pickens thinks so and he has a major water venture going in Texas. In specific U.S. regions, the supply constraints are not disappearing: aquifers are running dry, there are fewer snow melts and rains (particularly in the West), population and business expansion, which has far outstripped water availability, continues. Pumps and purifiers do not ameliorate these sorts of big shortages. River and lake water are annually renewable sources as they depend on rain or snow melt: aquifers can also be fo an n ca s u op jeannetteSHOWALTER, CFA firstname.lastname@example.org
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF APRIL 8-14, 2010 Ronnie Fowle Sr. has been running a car wash his entire career. He opened his first in 1963 in the Roosevelt Field Mall after graduating with a business degree from Adelphi University; both are in Garden City on Long Island in New York. Today his son Ronnie, 45, carries on the tradition. Together, theyve operated Naples Car Wash on Tamiami Trail East between Davis and Airport since buying it in 1992. The rose-toned building with the deep green trim is more than a full-service car wash; its a miniature water treatment facility. Making sure cars leave the lot sparkling clean with no water spots is a top priority. Managing a precious commodity is equally important. Naples Car Wash has the capacity to recycle 90,000 gallons of water a day. Its owners are conservation savvy, as every penny counts. Mr. Fowle Sr. boasts that Naples Car Wash is definitely better at conserving water than do-it-yourself home washers, who are estimated to use between 50 to 100 gallons per car. Even while splurging on the pure rinse water, recycling the wash water allows Naples Car Wash to uses less than 25 gallons per car. To ensure clean cars leave Naples Car Wash with no unsightly water marks, water coming into the building is first run through tanks of crushed carbon to reduce chlorine and ammonia. Water proceeds through a softener tank to lower pH, or alkalinity. The final stage is reverse osmosis. We get rid of the dissolved solids with reverse osmosis, Mr. Fowle Sr. explains. It saves us time and labor to do that up front. While the purest water is saved for the final rinse, which leaves every car super shiny, water for the wash cycle is pumped up and down the car washs 120-footlong bay several times. After leaving the interior bay, the water is again cleaned to lift out dirt and grime before being discharged. Because water sewage rates are two times water rates, considerable attention goes into the waters final journey down a series of bays along a 15-foot-deep, 70-foot long exterior holding tank. The water discharged from the building is discolored and soapy, but, unlike most of the liquid thats being measured by a sewer meter, this waters been treated. Unlike the home car washers water thats flushed out into the street to return untreated into lakes, bays and estuaries, Naples Car Wash uses ozone to treat water before it is released to the sewage system to be treated again.Car washes are one segment of the auto industry that cannot be outsourced. Approximately 90 percent are familyowned, according to the International Carwash Association, a group that traces its origins to a 1955 conv ention in Mexico City that was attended by less than 80 car wash professionals. While the business credited by The Detroit News as being the worlds first automatic car wash opened in 1946, various sponge and bucket enterprises pushing and pulling cars by hand and rope date as far back as 1914. There are 135 million registered cars in the United States today and a fraction of those regularly visit any of 22,000 car washes. While the industry markets itself as easy to enter with low investment costs. Mr. Fowle might argue that, stating that even if small business loans were easy to come by, his investment in equipment alone is $100,000. Naples Car Wash maintains an attractive landscaped property and a waiting room with snack foods, beverages and car-themed merchandise. The industry has changed quite a bit since Mr. Fowle Sr. started out. In addition to a basic car wash $13 for a vacuumed interior and a washed exterior consumers are likely to bring cars in for waxing and detailing services. Nylon is probably the best washer and we used to use it, but it was very fine and thin, and you have to lubricate it with soap and water for no damage, he reports. Other car washers were famous for turning back the water or soap and that caused the problems that weve all read about. Cut ting back on wat er or soap is not the place to save money. These days, closed cellular foam, a synthetic product, creates a soft touch without absorbing water. Lubricated with generous amounts of soap and water, the foam cleaners slide along the car surface and dont catch or scratch. New brushes on the market are tempting, but hes not jumping into anything. Im happy to be the 100th to use the next best thing, he says with a grin. I used to be the one to be the first to buy into a new technology, but now I wait until all the bugs are worked out. 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Even if someone owns annually renewable river water, they might not get any water. Where privately owned, the taking of water is prioritized based on seniority of the water rights. Often those rights are date-stamped going back to the 1800s. Picture the wagon trains in the late 1800s. Some dropped off the wagon-line as soon as they saw something farmable, and others continued to the coast. After dry prairie land was staked and claimed (or bought), the farmer went into town to file for the acre-feet of water needed for crops. Water was considered a free resource until it was allocated. The history has implications today. Want to be sure you get your river water even during the worst droughts? Better have senior water, as the junior water (water rights from post-1900 filings) might not get filled. Want your water year round? Better have a diversion and storage system for snow melt water, which is generally available for only three months a year. Some age-old water rights are owned downstream so much downstream they flow into multiple states. In some states there is Water Court to settle disputes that arise. Even the Supreme Court has had to step in to uphold downstream states water rights. Some areas face geographical impediments. Denver and the surrounding area have a particular problem in that the Colorado River and its snowmelt sit on the other side of the Rockies. If the water is not coming to the front slope naturally via rivers, it would have to get to the east of the Rockies unnaturally a bypass through the Rockies and some such pipelines are there. Allocating more water to the area would be a massive job. Even if it were environmentally acceptable or if there were west slope water still unallocated and not deeded, the physical reality of moving that water would be daunting. The Colorado River is the life-source for seven states. Most people think Colorado has a lot of water because it has the headwaters in the state. Not so. Eightyfive percent of the Colorado River water is owned by six other states and Mexico. Most of the water in the state is owned by farmers. So how will the problem be solved? Through regional solutions and negotiations. Economizing water usage is only the start of making sure that state residents have enough water. Solutions include: having farmers sell or lease water classification from agricultural water into consumable water. Having those same farmers use drip irrigation in lieu of flooding and/or a switch in crop type to less water intense crop. Finally, water managers can consider purifying discharged and/or dirty river water to make more consumable supply. In Texas and beyond, Mr. Pickens is tapping into a massive aquifer; the plan requires farmer/landowner consent, participation and payment. Navigating this esoteric area of investment could lead to significant profits. As water is a life-sustaining resource, most states have anti-speculation regulations. This does not preclude all investment opportunities, however. Water lawyers are paid to navigate these esoteric regulations. Investing in local municipalities and pump and purifier companies may have merit, too. To see if these ideas have any application to your investing it is best to talk to your financial adviser. Jeannette Rohn Showalter is a Naplesbased Chartered Financial Analyst. MONEYFrom page 1 Nonpro t Organizations Liz Allbritten has been named executive director of The Immokalee Foundation. Most recently the foundations director of programs, in her new position she is responsible for furthering the foundations mission and expanding relationships throughout the region. Ms. Allbrittens career spans 23 years in higher education as well as education programs and nonprofits. She was vice president of Take Stock in Children with the Education Foundation of Collier County, and also was director of student life and development at Broward Community College. She has worked as a corporate facilitator with organizations including Reebok International, Pfizer Corporation, Burger King and Florida International University. She was named Volunteer of the Year by The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce in 2006 and has worked with PACE Center for Girls and the United Arts Councils Stars in the Arts celebration. Chambers of Commerce Lori Freiburg has joined the staff at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce as executive assistant to the president of the chamber and the Leadership Collier Foundation. She will also serve as secretary to the board of director for both the chamber and the Leadership Collier Foundation. Ms. Freiburg has more than 18 years of experience providing administrative support in business environments including residential developer marketing, high-end commercial construction and five-star hotels. She has been the marketing manager for the Gulf Bay Group of Companies in Naples, administrative assistant to executive vice president and senior estimators/project managers at Boran Craig Barber Engel Construction and business center supervisor at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Advertising & Marketing James Schnars has joined Wilson Creative Group as account services director responsible for creating and executing strategies and marketing campaigns. Mr. Schnars managed campaigns nationally for 13 automotive dealerships representing 20 manufacturers at Moore & Scarry Advertising. He also served as director of operational marketing at Centex Homes for the Naples and Sarasota divisions, as an account supervisor at AdvertisingWorks and as a regional marketing manager with WCI Communities. A University of Florida graduate, he served on the board of the Collier Building Industry Association Sales and Marketing Council in 2008 and is a licensed real estate agent. 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Guest speaker and member Michelle Borders will discuss Bringing a New Product to Market. For more information, visit www.naplesgroup.net. The Christian Chamber of Southwest Florida holds its next Collier County lunch meeting at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 21, at Naples Church of God, 1074 10th Ave. N. The Arlington of Naples is the sponsor. Cost is $11 for members and $13 for non-members (includes a box lunch). For more information, call 4811411 or visit www.hischamber.org. CREW Network Naples/Fort Myers, dedicated to the advancement of women in commercial real estate, holds its next lunch meeting at noon Thursday, April 22, at the Quattrocento in Coconut Point. Randy Krice will discuss the proposed Amendment 4 to the Florida Constitution. Cost is $20 for members and $30 for non-members. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 649-5200 or visitingwww.crewnetworkswfl.com. 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REAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WEEK OF APRIL 8-14, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B9Par for the course and while the Masters is on everyones mind, TopTenRealEstateDeals.com has ranked the most luxurious golf course homes for sale in the United States. The properties were judged on criteria including vicinity to golf course, stature of golf course, interior design, geographical location and total wow factor. What really counts, as every serious golfer/house hunter knows, is how the links tally up. For more information about these properties, visit www. TopTenRealEstateDeals.com.#10. Plantation Golf CourseMaui, Hawaii $7.5 millionThe provenance of this home makes an impressive addition to its scorecard: Its owned by PGA Tour golfer Jim Furyks. The Plantation Golf Course, a par 73 and 7,411 yards long, was designed by Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore.#9. Teton PinesWilson, Wyo. $8.9 millionThe house has four wood-burning fireplaces, plus a guest apartment suite, on a lake overlooking the 18th fairway of a 7,412-yard mountain golf course that was designed by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay.#8. Ocean Golf CourseHilton Head Island, S.C. $7.45 millionThis is Hilton Heads first golf course, built in the 1950s and one of three top-rated courses Sea Pines, the first gated community in the United States. The course was rebuilt in 1995 by former PGA Tour pro and past Players champion Mark McCumber. The 15th hole is reported to be the most photographed golf spot on the Eastern Seaboard. #7. Paradise Valley Country ClubParadise Valley, Ariz. $14.995 millionDesigned by Marion Hughes and Keith Foster and open since 1953, the par 72 Paradise Valley course has 6,802 yards from the championship tees. With a course rating of 72.0 and slope of 132, the layout challenges golfers of all abilities as they enjoy views of the Camelback Mountains.#6. Pelican Hill Golf ClubNewport Coast, Calif. $19.85 millionThe 36-hole (Ocean South and Ocean North) public course was designed bySPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY Keeping score of golf course homesThe Terraces at Bonita Springs, a planned senior living community set to open in 2012, has formed a Community Advisory Board made up of local leaders who will help shape the communitys outreach programs. The 10 members will meet regularly to receive updates on progress of The Terraces and make recommendations on building ties throughout the area. The board members are: Roger Brunswick of John R. Wood Realtors; Pam Burdett, a retired registered nurse; Brad Galbraith, an estate attorney and partner at Hahn Loeser; Jane Goble, a trust officer at M&I Wealth Management; Jennifer ODell, a financial advisor at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney; Debra Quade, a financial services representative at Merrill Lynch; Ann Soper, a retired former AvMed executive; Louis Stolz, a retired financial advisor and future resident of The Terraces; Dr Lloyd T arbutton, a retired hospitality industry leader and future resident of The Terraces; and George Wilson, an estate attorney at Wilson & Johnson Law. We are fortunate to have such qualified and knowledgeable people willingSEE HOMES B26 SEE TERRACE B22 Advisory board will help shape outreach for new retirement community COURTESY PHOTOS#5 This 60-acre estate comes with its own private, USGA-rated, 18-hole golf course designed by Rees Jones in Bridgehampton, N.Y. The steep decline in the states rural land values continued in 2009 but might level off later this year, according to the annual Florida Land Value Survey from the University of Floridas Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. After years of price growth spurred by a population boom between 2002 and 2006, some areas of Florida lost as much as half their value in 2008. The survey, which does not evaluate urban land values, sought to determine average rural land values as of May 2009. Results show that farmland in North Florida dropped between 3 percent and 17 percent in value from 2008, while areas in South Florida dropped between 10 percent and 31 percent. The exception to this drop in value is wooded farmland, which experienced a marginal increase of just over 1 percent, although its not clear what contributed to this rise. The value of pasture lands rose 22 percent, but this was interpreted as a market correction to a disproportional devaluation in 2008, said Rodney Clouser, the UF professor of food and resource economics who coordinated the survey. The value of some transitional land rural areas outside of cities that might be converted to housing or other nonagricultural use actually rose more than 4 percent in North Florida in 2009. However, transitional land in South Florida fell by nearly 46 percent. Dr. Clouser said these findings fall within the range predicted by the 2009 survey, a fact that could bode well for next year. Survey responses from individuals involved in the Florida real estate market predict that, although land values will continue to drop in 2010, the decline will be much less severe than that of 2008 and 2009, likely around only 6 percent or 7 percent. The steepest decline is likely over, but it will most likely be a few more years before we see an overall increase in values, Dr. Clouser said. Even after the bigger economic picture improves, there will be a surplus of land in Florida that will need to be sold before the values begin to go up again. The report can be viewed at http:// edis.ifas.ufl.edu/FE833. UF report: Decline continued in land valuesSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYCOURTESY RENDERINGThe Terrace at Bonita Springs
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Asking $ 428,000Spotless, very upgraded home and nicely decorated. Southern sun from your pool. Lowest priced Oakmont with pool. Asking $397,000 Family Living with style & value in one package! Spacious appealing oor plan offers 4 BR, 2.5 BA, + den/home of ce & 2-car garage. Large tile in living areas, granite, newer appliances, large screen lanai with pool! Asking $485,000 Windsor Model 4BR, 3BA plus Den, 2 car attached garage. Lovely former model with private cul-de-sac location offers large gracious rooms and an array of upgrades including private pool, electric hurricane shutters & more! A must see! $490,000 Visual Tour Available! Virtual Tour Open Sunday SATURNIA LAKES VILLAGE WALK OPEN HOUSESLight & Bright Single Family spacious Oakmont oor plan 3 BR, 2.5 BA + den & 2-car garage. Original owners used home for season only! Features custom window treatments, large screened lanai & more! Priced to Sell $365,000Capri, 2BR, 2BA, 2-car garage! Spacious open oor plan, private POOL with LAKE views, ELECTRIC HURRICANE shutters for entire home! $257,000 Visual Tour Available! Magni cent Carlyle! Words can not descrie this exquisite 4BR, 3.5BA home offering an array of designer features! Totally renovated/enlarged kitchen. Wolf appliances, Granite counters, custom cabinetry, genuine hardwood oors, private pool, hurricane shutters & so much more! $599,000 Heritage Greens Club Home 2BR, 2BA plus Den and 1-car garage. You can live on the golf course without paying the green! Perfect for full time residence or an occasional vacation home! GREAT BUY $165,000 Visual Tour Available! Fantastic Value awaits you! Meticulously maintained 3BR, 2BA Cortina oor plan is ready for immediate occupancy! Single family lake view home features granite, crown mouldings, screened lanai and more! Offered Partly Furnished $310,000 Visual Tour Available! VIRTUAL TOUROakmont, 3BR, 2.5BA plus Den. Location Location! Prime oversized lake view home-site in cul-de-sac,TILE throughout entire home, Accordion HURRICANE shutters, private heated POOL, and more! $435,000Visual Tour Available! NEW LISTING REDUCED VILLAGE WALK OF NAPLES Maintenance Free Resort Style Living in ESTABLISHED Communities! Prime Vanderbilt Beach Road Locations! Unique Town Center with Extensive Amenities! HERITAGE GREENS Open Sunday REDUCED ISLANDWALK OF NAPLES Virtual TourLennars record sales of 29 new homes at Heritage Bay in February were spurred in part by the $6,500 federal tax credit for move-up buyers. Sales of new homes at The Verandas at Heritage Bay and Heritage Bay Terrace Condominiums exceeded projections for February, according to Matt Devereaux, director of sales for Lennars Southwest Florida Division. Many of our home buyers are home owners already and will now spend a majority of their time in Naples, Mr. Devereaux said. He added a handful of ready-to-move-in new homes remain at Heritage Bay that qualify for the $6,500 tax credit, which ends April 30. The gated golf and country club community on Immokalee Road east of I-75 offers a range of homes and condominiums. Membership in the Heritage Bay golf club with 27-hole championship golf course is included with the purchase price of every new home. Other Heritage Bay amenities include seven lighted HarTru tennis courts with stadium seating for tournaments, and a 42,000-squarefoot clubhouse with fitness center, pool and chickee bar. For more information, contact Mr. Devereaux at 278-1177. Tax credit gets the credit for Heritage Bay record sales
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BROKER PARTICIPATION WELCOMED.ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELO PER.FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS REFERENCE SHOULD BE MADE TO THEDOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503,FLORIDA STATUTES,TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE.NOT AN OFFERING WHERE PROHIBITED BY STATE LAW.PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.Cordobafrom the $370s Players Covefrom the $320s Moorgate Pointfrom the $290s Martiniquefrom the $560sCottesmorefrom the $440sAvonleafrom the $510sCovington Placefrom the $690sClassics Estate Homes from just over $1 million Olfrom the $180s Alden Woodsfrom the $240s Caldecottfrom the $320sVisit our Sales Center today.8020 Grand Lely Drive,Naples,Florida 34113lely-resort.com (239) 793-2100 Lely Resort Realty,LLC,Exclusive Sales Agent,Licensed Real Estate Broker Saturday and Sunday,April 10th& 11thfrom 11:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.Tour de Lely This is it!Your opportunity to tour our collection of 30 brand new model homes at Lely Resort,winner ofCommunity and Clubhouse of the Year for two years in a row!Just pick up your model home tour map at our Sales Center,and stroll through the gorgeous designer decorated models of your choice.Join us for music from 1 p.m.4 p.m. at both Ol Village Center and The Players Club & Spa. Discover our incomparable lifestyle,with 3 championship golf courses, 4 resort-style clubhouses,7 tennis courts,11 fabulous neighborhoodsand luxury residences priced from the $180s to over $2 million.
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Starting at $850,000 www.lovethedunes.com 239-289-1351MARIPOSAMariposa at whippoorwill, in the heart of naples. Fha nancing just approved! Only 3.5% Down to purchase a brand-new coach home or town home! 4 Town homes to choose from.Starting at $234,900 and up. Louise Messina, 239-298-2143RAINTREE CLUB OLDE NAPLESArtists Shabby Chic Olde Naples Condo. 2BR/2BA. Absolute Perfect Location. Walk to 5th Ave and 3rd St and only 2 blocks to the beach. $345,000 Arlys Krauel, 239-571-3066VANDERBILT GULFSIDE #902Renovated 9th oor 2BR+den/2BA unit! You will enjoy the gorgeous gulf views from this property! Surrounded by 8 tropical landscaped acres & pristine conditions.$824,900 Lisa Reis, 239-821-5083VANDERBILT TOWERS I #306Wow! Wow! Wow! Gulf front condo, beautifully re-done, turnkey furnished with beach access just footsteps away!$399,000 Avi Puri, 239-248-0319VILLAGE WALKPopular OAKMONT model, 3BR + den /2BA home featuring a beautiful pool with solar heating and great lake view.$415,000 Steve Moore 239-777-4699BAYSHORES #112ON THE BEACH! Spectacular views. Pristine condition with an updated kitchen. Boat slip, garage and cabana also available.$850,000 Roy Migeot, 239-200-3107LA SCALA #203Breathtaking views of Vanderbilt Lagoon, plus deeded boat dock with lift, plus beach access right across the street equals Paradise Found and an outstanding buy!$769,000 Elaine Sevel, 239-248-1775ORCHARDSMeticulously maintained home in desirable and serene community of The Orchards. Recently upgraded with granite countertops and appliances. Extended 10x24 Lanai.$299,700 Bob Roller, 239-595-2341REGATTA #505MODEL PERFECT! Best priced 3BR/3BA unit in Regatta, with fabulous BAY VIEWS, offered beautifully decorated and turn-key furnished!$699,000 Pauline Roller, 239-564-6879VANDERBILT GULFSIDE #101Renovated 3 BR/ 3BA rst oor end unit on the beach. Fabulous park like surroundings while gazing at the Gulf of Mexico.$890,000 Christine Yeaw, 239-450-7010VANDERBILT TOWERS I #104Cute as a button. 1st oor ef ciency, nicely furnished and freshly painted. Just steps to the beach. Short Sale.$147,000 Linda Woods, 239-398-6728VANDERBILT TOWERS I, Unit 6021BR/1BA Located just steps to sandy white beaches in a gated community next to Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park. Beautiful views of Bay & marina.$349,900 Janet Keenan 239-272-0451BEACHMOOR PH#3Beach front penthouse with unobstructed Gulf and beach views all the way to Sanibel! This spacious 3BR/3BA residence has been totally renovated!$1,499,000 Jeffrey Feldman, 239-494-2425LIVINGSTON WOODSStunning Customized Mediterranean Style Courtyard Home with towering sun-lit Cupola & Detached Cabana for your guest, built with a spacious open oor design & upgrades galore!$739,000 Vivian Ferreira, 239-777-4731PAVILION CLUB #203Exceptional 2nd oor unit, west of Highway 41 and just a bike ride to the beach. 2BR/2BA condo has been totally renovated with no expenses spared.$249,900 Chris Wortman, 239-273-2007REGATTA #503Resort Style Community. 3BR/2BA condo, nicely furnished with Bay view. Excellent investment opportunity with great rental potential.$519,000 Linda Rey, 239-682-6082VANDERBILT PALMS #204Best Buy beach condo! Hot beach block location, just footsteps from the sand & surf of Vanderbilt Beach! Sweetly updated & turn-key furnished.$249,900 Sandi Reif Priola, 847-871-3313VILLAGES AT EMERALD LAKES #1032BR/2BA updated condo in excellent Location just steps to the community pool and ONLY 4 Miles to the Beach.$104,500 Athena Pappas, 239-370-0088 OPEN SUN 1-4 OPEN SUN 1-4 OPEN SUN 1-4 OPEN SUN 1-4 OPEN SUN 1-4 OPEN SUN 1-4 OPEN SUN 1-4 OPEN SUN 1-4 OPEN SUN 1-4 OPEN SUN 1-4 OPEN SUN 1-4 OPEN SUN 1-4 OPEN SUN 1-4 OPEN SUN 1-4 OPEN SUN 1-4 OPEN SUN 1-4 OPEN SUN 1-4 OPEN SUN 1-4 OPEN SUN 1-4 OPEN SUN 1-4 Naples Golf Guy Mat thew Klinowski has moved from the John R. Wood Inc., Realtors office on Immokalee road to the Fifth Avenue South office. Mr. Klinowski specializes in residential real estate in golf course communities in the greater Naples area. J an Albach has joined the sales t eam at Weichert, Realtors-On the Gulf to work with residential clients in Collier and Lee counties. She holds a bachelors degree in marketing and a masters degree in elementary education. Prior to real estate, she worked in vacation rental management and as an elementary school teacher. She belongs to the Realtors Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach. J illian Smith and Susan Mehas ha ve joined the central office of John R. Wood Inc., Realtors, and Sandy Kass has joined the Fagan Team in the firms Bonita Springs office. Ms. Smith began her real estate career in Chicago, where she specialized in condominium, single-family home and multi-unit property sales. She earned her bachelors degree in communications from Northwestern University and worked for Northern Trust and Goldman Sachs before pursuing real estate. In 2006, she was named Rookie of the Year by her firm in Chicagos Gold Coast. Originally from Indianapolis, Ms. Mehas brings to John R. Wood an extensive career in real estate, 12 years of which were spent in Ohio before she moved to Naples in 1989. In addition to being a member of the Naples Area Board of Realtors, she belongs to the American Business Womens Association and the Womens Council of Realtors. Ms. Kass began her real estate career in Columbus, Ohio, after attending Ohio State University and Hondros College. She worked in multifamily property management development for 20 years before moving to Florida in 2000. She is a member of the Naples Area Board of Realtors. NEWSMAKERS ALBACH SMITH MEHAS KASS
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB22 WEEK OF APRIL 8-14, 2010 Visit your new house today!www.OpenHouseSWFL.comThe rst stop to nding your new house!OpenHouse Southwest Florida lists the open houses for any given day in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero. Customize your search by choosing location, living area, price range and more, quickly and easily.We make nding your new home easy!The Of cial Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero REALTORS Website Buying and Selling Real Estate is Important Business!The Perfect Time IS NOW. The Perfect Agents ARE US! WE MAKE HOUSE CALLS Jacki StrategosInternational Diamond Society SRES, G.R.I., e-Pro239-370-1222JStrategos@att.net www.JackiStrategos.comRichard DrosteRealtor239email@example.comBill FeehanRealtor239firstname.lastname@example.orgResidential, LLC Ocotillo Ct.PENDINGVarenna in Fiddlers Creek $325,000Outstanding unit with great features. Located across from community pool. 3BR, 3BA, 2-car garage, delightful courtyard entrance and overlooks lake from lanai and most rooms.Hawthornes at Lely Starting at $265,000Enter this gated community & see the beauty everywhere ... landscaping, architecture and lakes! Very large sq. footage located on 1st oor. 2BR & 2BA. 2-car garage & extra storage.8859 Lely Island Circle $745,000Beauty, quality, location, detail, all make this 3BR, 3 in-suite BA home stand above most at this price! Lake view, high end SS appl., imported tile in BA, mahogany ooring. Breathtaking lanai!Lely Resort Lots$108,900 Oversized corner lot. Sits among million dollar homes. $199,900Lake front home site. All newer homes surround this address. to give their time and provide their valuable insights as members of our advisory board, said Pam Fultz, director of community relations for The Terraces at Bonita Springs. We appreciate their service in our continuing efforts to educate the public about The Terraces. Construction on The Terraces at Bonita Springs is anticipated to start in 2011, with completion expected sometime in 2012. The community will be built on approximately 20 acres off U.S. 41 near Highland Woods Golf and Country Club. It will have 150 one-, twoand three-bedroom apartment homes. The Terraces lifestyle will include white linen dining; a bistro; sky lounge with rooftop views; performance center auditorium; creative arts studio; and a spa and a state-of-theart fitness center with fitness instruction and classes, wellness programs, and indoor and outdoor pools. As an Unlimited Lifecare community, The Terraces will also provide lifetime access to on-site health care. The community is sponsored by SantaFe Senior Living, a sister company of AvMed Health Plans. For more information about The Terraces at Bonita Springs, call 221-8907 or visit www.TheTerracesAtBonitaSprings. com. TERRACESFrom page 9Veritas Employer Services, the Bonita Springs-based professional employer organization providing customized human resources, payroll and employee benefits solutions to businesses throughout North America, has been selected by the member-owners of Shadow Wood Country Club and The Brooks Commons Club in Bonita Springs to provide the clubs with professional employer services. Were pleased to have the opportunity to work with the management and members of both clubs, said Veritas CEO Charlie Ingram. By providing professional employer services, Veritas will allow club management to maintain focus on their core mission: providing world-class services to club members. For more information, visit www. GoVeritas.com or call 495-3763. Member-owned clubs choose Veritas Employer Services
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Estate home on quiet cul-de-sac lot. Largely remodeled. New roof 2008. Huge patio. Extensive marble oors. 4+Den/4.5 (H4748) Dominick Tascher, 839-5688 3410 3rd Ave NW Come home to quality & this Italian-inspired executive family home. Live the Naples lifestyle in a home lovingly designed for your familys comfort & security! 4+Den/5 (H4907) Debra Wine, 451-0314 7729 Nelsons Way Exquisitely designed Empire Homes former model on private Cul-De-Sac with expansive lake views beyond comparison and oered at an EXCEPTIONAL price. 3+Den/3 (H4795) Jeannette P. Batten, 825-4167 6510 Sable Ridge Ln 2.73 acres, 2 story home w/3 car garage, pool, family room w/FP plus upstairs media room. Commercial pole barn w/1750 SF of storage/work area. 4+Den/3.5 (H3865) Lisa M. Richardson, 250-8008 4 Bramblewood Pt Golf Course Home, former Arther Rutenberg Model w/spacious, open airy rooms. 3460 sf, pool, spa, lg covered lanai w/mile long view of Golf landscape. SS appls. 3+Den/3.5 (H4062) Rob Dowling, 659-6197 1540 Bonita Ln Spectacular bungalow with wide canal views, lush landscaping and quick access to Gulf. New kitchen, pool deck and pool surface. 3/3 (H4327) Craig Jones, 280-2238 2601 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #19 Wow Views! Want to live right on Moorings Beach? Rare opportunity to own a Billows Beachfront Villa at this price. New A/C, hot water heater, paint and carpet. 2/2 (C6113) Lisa M. Richardson, 250-8008 555 5th Ave S #PH2 Penthouse Beach Club Retreat, Sun lled balcony with southwest views over the treetops of Old Naples and sunsets and steady gulf breezes. 2/2 (C5118) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 150 Mandalay Rd 5/4.5 (H4587) Mary Kay Hart, 821-5500 4980 Rustic Oaks Cir Modied Catalina oor plan allows more open area in kitchen and family room. Home has an upgraded allergy free A/C system w/air purier. 3+Den/3 (H4031) Mary Kay Hart, 821-5500 10819 Fieldfair Dr N Naples gated community. Quality & upgrades throughout. Kit. & 3 baths feature granite, high-end xtures and designer tile. Home surrounds tropical pool/spa. 4/3 (H4467) Lisa M. Richardson, 250-8008 202 Edgemere Way S Lovely golf course home. Completely remodeled. Wood oors, granite counters, rich wood kit. cabinetry & stainless steel appl. Volume ceilings. Spacious lanai. 3/3 (H4185) Rob Dowling, 659-6197 1222 Gordon Dr, #3 Outstanding 1st oor renovation in convenient location between e Pier & ird Street. High end appointments normally found in multi million dollar properties. Turnkey. 2/2 (C5000) Merry Coolidge, 450-4924 5004 Maxwell Cir, #201 e value is in the details. Like no other competitor in Banyan Woods, this 2nd oor carriage home built in 2005 with 3,084 sf of well-designed living space. 3+Den/3 (C5755) Craig Jones, 280-2238 2880 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #209 Bayside beach retreat! Updated open oor plan, glassed in lanai, 1554 T.A. carport, new windows & plumbing. Lovely bayside pool or stroll Moorings Beach. 2/2 (C5890) Lisa M. Richardson, 250-8008 14634 Fern Lake Ct St Croix Gold Furnished former builder model. Two story. 3+Den/2.5 (H4917) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 1675 Winding Oaks Way, #202 All Inclusive Golf Comm continues to be one of the most desirable N. Naples CC communities. Spacious 2nd home w/open plan. Views to preserve on cul-de-sac. 3/2 (C6381) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 12945 Vanderbilt Dr, #208 Beautifully renovated unit w/ cherry cabinets, stainless appls, granite countertops, plant. shutters, fantastic view of Bay, screened balcony, tons of upgrades. 2/2 (C6281) Jan Ben, 947-4346 5674 Lago Villaggio Way Located in upscale, private community of Glen Eagle, this Lago Villaggio home boasts a spacious mstr suite & open plan. Den/Study can be used as 3rd bedroom. 2+Den/2 (H4829) Corey Famiano, 777-6840 11346 Reection Isles Blvd Move right in to professionally decorated & furnished former model home. Everything you could want including game room on 2nd level, mstr on 1st & family rm!. 4+Den/2.5 (H4944) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 6030 Sea Grass Ln Opportunity to own 3/2 home and 2/1 guest home west of Santa Barbara. Great location, pool, replace, fruit trees, storage shed and more. Very nice property! 3/2 (H4111) Mary Kay Hart, 821-5500 2418 Buttery Palm Dr Fabulous Resort living! Walk to Pools, tness & tennis crts. Immaculate 3 BR 2 car gar. Open plan w/high ceilings, lg kitchen. Min. to beaches, furnishings neg 3/2 (H4571) Diana McCoy, 404-0793 277 Burning Tree Dr No HOA fees & optional golf/club mbshp. Ranch style home w/pool. Large corner lot w/oaks & tropical foliage, tile roof, 2 car garage. Close in location. 3/2 (H1046) Lisa M. Richardson, 250-8008 1121 29th St SW Close in o White Blvd. is lovely pool home is on 2.73 pine and palm lled acres. Back of property is cleared and ready for your desired landscaping. 4+Den/2.5 (H4277) Mary Kay Hart, 821-5500, Greg Gorman, 784-2841 5884 ree Iron Dr, #1001 Immaculate 1st end coach home w/extended lanai includes a summer kit. Professionally furnished unit features elec hurricane shutters, intercom/music system. 3/2 (C6320) Randall J. Wall, 776-6344 4150 Belaire Ln, #110 West of 41. Walk to Park Shore Beach, restaurants & shopping. Corner 1st unit w/ tile oors, updated kit. replace, carport, & 1,506 TA. Lovely pool. 2+Den/2 (C4104) Lisa M. Richardson, 250-8008 11342 Reection Isles Blvd Professionally decorated and furnished former model never lived in and ready to move in! Dont miss this beautiful home. 4/2 (H4943) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 11336 Reection Isles Blvd Professionally decorated and furnished former builder model, ready for move in. Dont miss this opportunity! 3/2 (H4942) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 13260 Southampton Dr Priced to sell quickly! Single fam. Villa. Southern views of green & lake! Bird lovers paradise! Family room! Inc. 2 car extend. garage. 2+Den/2 (V1340) Sharon Hammond-Turnblad, 851-6918
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Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5 28 VANDERBILT GULFSIDE 10851 Gulf Shore Drive Unit 101 $890,000 South Bay Realty Chris Yeaw 239-450-7010 29 PELICAN LANDING SANCTUARY 23920 Sanctuary Lakes Court $895,000 Premier Properties Pam Umscheid 948-4000>$900,00030 COQUINA SANDS 1170 Oleander Drive $988,500 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420>$1,000,00031 MOORINGS GRAMERCY 2777 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #N-3 $1,100,000 Premier Properties Mimi Straub 263-2940 32 BONITA BAY AZURE 4931 Bonita Bay Blvd. #CH204 $1,150,000 Premier Properties Carol Johnson/Michael Lickley 948-4000 33 PELICAN LANDING HERON POINT 3673 Heron Point Court $1,280,000 Premier Properties Daniel Pregont 272-8020 34 OLD NAPLES 689 13th Avenue South $1,350,000 Premier Properties Ruth Trettis 4034529 35 BEACHMOOR 9051 Gulf Shore Drive Penthouse # 3 $1,499,000 South Bay Realty Jeffrey Feldman 239-494-2425 36 ESTUARY at GREY OAKS 1485 Anhinga Pointe Priced from $1,795,000 Premier Properties Call 239-261-3148 Mon. Sat. 9-5 and Sun: 11-5>$2,000,00037 POSITANO AT MEDITERRA 17210 Germano Court $2,390,000 White Sands Realty, Mark Weber, 239-417-1115 38 MEDITERRA MEDICI 15204 Medici Way $2,495,000 Bridgette Foster 239-253-8001 Amerivest Realty39 VANDERBILT BEACH MORAYA BAY 11125 Gulfshore Drive From $2,500,000 Premier Properties Call 239-514-5050 Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-540 AQUALANE SHORES 2020 8th Street South $2,795,000 Premier Properties Vincent Bandelier 450-5976 41 MEDITERRA IL TREBBIO 16009 Trebbio Way $2,899,750 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 >$3,000,00042 OLD NAPLES 613 14th Avenue South $3,150,000 Jutta V. 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Sat. 10-8 and Sun: 12-8 8 LEMURIA 7172 Lemuria Circle #1801 From the Mid $400s. Premier Properties Tom Gasbarro 4044883. Mon. Fri. 10-4 and Sat. Sun. 1-4>$500,0009 REGATTA VANDERBILT BEACH 470 Launch Circle Unit 503 $519,000 South Bay Realty Linda Rey 239-682-6082 10 THE CROSSINGS MILL RUN 6701 Mill Run Circle $529,000 Premier Properties Mara Muller 272-6170 11 BONITA BAY BAY HARBOR 27098 Shell Ridge Circle $549,000 Premier Properties Cathy Lieberman/Cindy Reiff 777-2441 12 THE BROOKS SHADOW WOOD LONGLEAF 22110 Longleaf Trail Drive $599,000 Premier Properties Jack Despart 273-7931 >$600,00013 MARINA BAY CLUB 13105 Vanderbilt Dr. #606 $639,000 Bridgette Foster 239-253-8001 Amerivest Realty 14 PELICAN MARSH IVY POINTE 1761 Ivy Pointe Court $665,000 Premier Properties Pam Hartman 216-7949 15 IMPERIAL GOLF ESTATES 2102 Imperial Golf Course Blvd $675,000 Bridgette Foster 239-253-8001 Amerivest Realty 16 PARK SHORE COLONADE 137 Colonade Circle $695,000 Premier Properties Linda Ohler 404-6460 17 GREY OAKS TERRA VERDE 2458 Terra Verde Lane $699,000 Premier Properties Larry/ Mary Catherine White 287-2818 18 VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES 4 7 5 Heron Avenue $699,900 Scott True 239-210-1521 True Realty Services Sun. 12-3>$700,00019 BONITA BAY ESPERIA & TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive New construction priced from the $700s. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF APRIL 8-14, 2010WEEK at-a-glance Going for Baroque The Bach Ensemble tunes up for a gig on Marco Island. C25 Mama mia!From escargot to tiramisu, Caf Italia transcends the ordinary. C39 Sarasota Film FestivalTen days filled with contemporary Independents and documentaries starting this weekend. A12 The goddess girlsSee who treated themselves to Goddess Night at The von Liebig, and more cool events around town. C34-37 Dont forget this Affair with ETC Readers TheatreContinuing its eighth season of presenting staged readings, ETC... Readers Theatre of The Naples Players brings four short plays to the Tobye Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday, April 11-12. The warm and witty one-act plays, playfully themed An Affair To Forget, include contemporary favorite American shorts and a popular early 20th century romantic farce from Spain. Bob Garnett, Theresa Bill, Peggy Dunnagan and Dee Betcher each direct one of the shows. So Please Be Kind tells of a man and a woman in a hotel room in New York City. Desperately trying to remember the name of a famous actor, she finally telephones her ex to ask him. In A Sunny Morning, an elegant Spanish matriarch and a stylish curmudgeon find themselves together on a secluded park bench in Madrid. They surprisingly unravel a common thread, leading to memories of younger days. Barry, Betty and Bill presents a couple separated after 15 years of marriage. Betty goes off to a resort and meets Bill. Barry loves Betty, Betty loves Bill, but does Betty also love Barry? In Footsteps of Doves, a couple wed 25 years goes shopping for a new bed. Should they buy twins or a double? Into the discussion, uninvited, comes a young blonde who wants a big bed because she is all alone. Tickets for ETC... Readers Theatre are $10 and available only by visiting The Naples Players box office at the Sugden Community Theatre or by calling 263-7990. HE NAPLES PRESS CLUB AND DOWNTOWN Naples Association are on the same page as co-presenters of the eighth annual Naples Authors and Books Festival coming up Saturday and Sunday, April 10-11. The book fair aspect of the festival happens along Fifth Avenue South on Saturday afternoon and evening and includes a book exchange and three free presentations for the public. The writers conference takes place both days, with authors and educators conducting workshops at the Naples Center of Florida Gulf Coast University. Beginning at noon and until 9 p.m. Saturday, more than 20 downtown merchants will host 50-plus writers, publishers and other vendors in three-hours shifts. Visitors strolling along Fifth Avenue South can stop at the various shops and restaurants SEE FESTIVAL, C4 TTHEISGOODWORDThe 2010 Naples Authors and Books Festival celebrates reading and writingBY PHILIP K. JASONSpecial to Florida Weekly Where you can find the authors and their books.C4 >>inside: >> What: An Affair to Forget, by ETC Readers Theater of The Naples Players >> When: 7:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday, April 11-2 >> Where: The Tobye Studio at Sugden Community Theatre >> Tickets: $10 at the box of ce or by calling 263-7990 in the know
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 8-14, 2010 Contact Artis >>Send your dating tips, questions, and disasters to: email@example.com returned a shy grin. He turned from her and maneuvered back through the crowd to his seat as the other subway riders beamed at him. Heroic moments happen in the most unlikely times, and our heroes are often those we least expect. In love, we would do well to seek out these qualities in a partner so that should we need rescuing from, say, a mythical sea beast hell be there, sword in hand. With the release of Clash of the Titans on April 2, a new generation of moviegoers will discover the fantastic heroics of Perseus (played by the hunky Sam Worthington) and the swooning, somebodysave-me beauty of Andromeda (Alexa Davalos in the 2010 version). As fantastic as this new film looks, with its 3-D imagery and big screen effects, my heart is loyal to the original, a cheap s flick featuring L.A. Law stud Harry Hamlin in the starring role. In the 1981 Clash of the Titans, Perseus sets out on a complicated quest that involves capturing the winged Pegasus and slaying the snake-headed Medusa. He must save Andromeda from the Kraken, a terrifying sea creature. We watch as Perseus journey unfolds over the course of the film, where we have nearly two hours to admire his chiseled body and artfully curled hair. Whats more, we learn the mechanics of heroism through his actions and adventures, and we see what it takes to become a hero. Its interesting that were revisiting the Perseus myth today not just in a film remake 30 Heroic moments in a scary world SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS ArtisHENDERSON firstname.lastname@example.org ... the man squared off against the heavy breather, putting his thin frame in between the young woman and the creep...years after the original, but in the retelling of a story that dates back to ancient Greece. The Clash of the Titans narrative, with its epic hero and imperiled damsel, is the standard by which many of us continue to measure our lives. We crave heroes in our everyday experience, and some seek out moments to play this role in an otherwise unheroic existence. Which brings me to New York City, a shadowy, dangerous place, as grim as any fairytales dark forest. There are goblins beneath bridges and trolls in back alleys. On a subway ride during a recent visit, I looked up from the book in my lap to see a man in a dirty coat panting beside a pretty brunette on the crowded train. Other passengers stared, but no one moved. Suddenly, a wiry man in jeans and a leather jacket jumped to his feet and rushed to the womans side. Is he with you? he asked. The woman shook her head. A current of tension passed down the length of the train. In New York, any move can be dangerous, and no one wants to be the hero. But the man squared off against the heavy breather, putting his thin frame in between the young woman and the creep. Screw you, the breather said, still panting. Why dont you mind your own business? The train stopped and the doors slid open. He slinked off the train, throwing obscenities in his wake. The bystanders on the train let out the collective breath they had been holding. The woman smiled at the man who had stepped in to defend her, and he C ontact Artis >> S end y our dati ng tip s, q uestions and disasters to: sand y d ay s@floridaweekl y. co m returne d a s hy g rin. He turne d from her and maneuvered back th rou gh t h e crow d to h is seat as t he other subway riders beamed a t him. H eroic moments h appen in t h e most unlikel y times, and our heroes are o f ten those we least e xp ect. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 A&E WEEK OF APRIL 8-14, 2010 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 $11.95Country Club Attire RequiredWe 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 FREEglass of house wine or draft beer with the purchase of a lunch or dinner entreto meet authors, purchase books and have them signed. A passport with map and schedule will be available at the Information Center at 800 Fifth Ave. S., Suite 103 (on Eighth Street, half a block south of Fifth Avenue) and at participating stores and restaurants. Those who accumulate a sufficient number of passport stamps will be entered into a drawing at the end of the evening for prizes including hotel stays, Segway tours, dinners, golf tours, tickets to The Naples Zoo and Sugden Community Theatre, salon services and spa treatments. Eligible passports must be deposited at the Friends of the Collier County Library desk at Bice Restaurant, 300 Fifth Ave. S. Free book talks and moreThe following free presentations will take place in the executive boardroom at the Inn on Fifth on Saturday afternoon: 2 p.m. Sarasota crime novelist and former college text book publisher Wayne Barcomb, whose books include two Sam Wallace mysteries Blood Tide, Undercurrent, both set on Sarasota Bay and his latest, The Hunted. 3 p.m. Naples own Kristy Kiernan, author of Catching Genuis, Matters of Faith and the justreleased Between Friends. 4 p.m. Jeff Schlesinger, a former advertising and marketing executive who started Naplesbased Barringer Publishing The Naples Authors and Books Festival book exchange will be set up at 487 Fifth Ave. S. from noon to 6 p.m. Bring in your gently used books and exchange them for an equal number in return. No cash involved. Singer-songwriterauthor Carlene Thissen will entertain from 3-6 p.m. at McCabes Irish Pub, where she will also sell and sign her books (Immokalees Fields of Hope, Called from Silence: The Father Sanders Novel). The festivals Celebrity Author Luncheon, also on Saturday, takes place at Vergina and features Karna Small Bodman, former White House staffer and author of the acclaimed political thrillers, Checkmate, Gambit and Final Finesse. Tickets are $45 each; although the luncheon typically sells out well in advance, last-minute openings might be available. Check www.authorsandbooksfestival.org.Writers workshopsTwo days of workshops led by distinguished writers will meet at the Naples Center of Florida Gulf Coast University, 1010 Fifth Ave. S. Barnes & Noble will be selling books by the various workshop leaders. For a complete schedule, check the festival Web site. Conference highlights include: SATURDAY, APRIL 10 10-11 a.m. Setting as Character with New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Karen Harper (Down River, Dark Angel, The Queens Governess and many others). 2-3 p.m. The Motivation Behind Writing Mysteries with award-winning and best-selling mystery writer James Swain (Grift Sense, Loaded Dice, Deadmans Bluff, The Night Monster and more). 3:15-4:15 p.m. The Keys to the Narrative Kingdom: Five Essential Questions Every Writer Needs to Answer with Les Standiford, director of creative writing at FIU (Washington Burning, Last Train to Paradise and a bookshelf of John Deal mysteries). 4:30-5:30 p.m. What I Know Now That I Wish Id Known Then with Kristy Kiernan, Wayne Barcomb and Julie Compton (Rescuing Olivia, Tell No Lies).SUNDAY, APRIL 11 9:30-10:30 a.m. Life in the First Person: Memoir Writing with Geoffrey Douglas (Dead Opposite: The Lives and Loss of Two American Boys, The Game of Their Lives and The Classmates: Privilege, Chaos and the End of an Era). 10:45-11:45 a.m. The Uses and Abuses of Backstory with Julie Compton. 2-3 p.m. The World of Online Marketing with Sandy Lender (Choices Meant for God, What Choices We Made, Choices Meant for Kings). 3:15-4:15 p.m. World Building with RITA-Award winner Linnea Sinclair (An Accidental Goddess, The Down Home Zombie Blues, Shades of Dark, Rebels and Lovers). FESTIVALFrom page 1BODMAN KIERNAN BARCOMB SCHLESINGER >> Authors will sell and sign their books in the following businesses along Fifth Avenue South in shifts from noon to 3 p.m., 3-6 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Saturday. For a schedule of who will be where and when, visit www.authorsandbooksfestival.org. Altered Elements Arabesque Back of the Bay Bella Maria Bice Caf Luna Caf Lurcat Coldwell Banker Fifth Avenue Coffee Company Fifth Avenue Design Gallery Fresh Produce Inn on Fifth Its All About Me The Jolly Cricket Lulus Little Market Marlene Graham/Downing-Frye Realty McCabes Irish Pub Petunias Regatta Regina Ice Cream Royal & Hollywood Jewelry Seraphim Vergina Vogue Petite Wind in the Willows merchants
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 8-14, 2010 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO This weeks theater Beauty and the Beast At the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall April 13-18. 481-4849. Annie Auditions By The Naples Players at Sugden Community Theatre starting at noon April 10; appointment needed. 434-9230, ext. 10. An Affair to Forget By ETC Readers Theatre of The Naples Players at 7:30 p.m. April 11-12 at the Tobye Studio at Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990. The Fourth Wall By The Marco Players April 7-25. www.TheMarcoPlayers.com. Murder on the Scottish Line On the Murder Mystery Dinner Train at 6:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. www.semgulf.com or 275-8487. A Dolls House By the Gulfshore Playhouse at the Norris Center through April 11. 1-866-811-4111. Crazy Mary By the Naples Players at Sugden Community Theatre through April 17. 263-7990. Wooden Mouth By FGCU TheatreLab, written and directed by Barry Cavin, April 7-18. www.theatrelab. fgcu.edu. This weeks symphony Mozart & Mendelssohn The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra performs its Reaching Out Chamber No. 2 concert, Mozart & Mendelssohn, with Ashley Ragle Leigh, at 8 p.m. April 8 at Temple Shalom-Naples. 597-1900. Thursday, April 8 Comedy Act Comedian Midnight Swinger performs at the Off The Hook Comedy Club at 9:30 p.m. tonight through Sunday. 389-6900. Freight Train Tour Alan Jackson performs with Josh Turner and Chris Young at 7 p.m. at Germain Arena. www.germainarena.com. Doo Wop Tunes Little Anthony & the Imperials and Jay & the Americans Perform at 8 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900. Glaze & Fire A Taste of Raku is set for 6-9 p.m. at the Rosen Gallery & Studios in Naples. Enjoy an evening of glazing, socializing and firing. Cost: $43; includes materials, refreshments and a finished piece of raku to take home. RSVP to email@example.com or 821-1061. Thursdays on Third Enjoy live music and free entertainment along with shopping and dining every Thursday evening between November and May on Third Street South. www.thirdstreetsouth.com. Quiz Night The English Pub hosts Quiz Night at 8:30 p.m. 775-3727, 2408 Linwood Ave., East Naples. www. naplesenglishpub.com. Friday, April 9 Singer & Dancer Chita Rivera performs at 8 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900. Adams Exhibit The Art League of Bonita Springs opens Ansel Adams: Early Works from 6-8 p.m. at the Center for the Arts, 26100 Old 41 Road. The campus is open to visitors with faculty and students displaying and selling their artwork. The exhibit runs through May 1. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita. org. Free Concert The FGCU Choral Ensembles perform at 7:30 p.m. at Bower Chapel at Moorings Park, Naples. 590-1266 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Show Band The Music Makers Show Band performs from 7-9 p.m. at Cambier Park. 213-3058. The State of the Arts The Renaissance Academy of FGCU presents Diego Cortez with a lively critique of the art world and the inversion of roles among museums, critics, collectors, dealers and artists, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the FGCU Naples Center, 1010 Fifth Ave. S. $30 for Renaissance Academy members, $35 for others. 4253272 or www.fgcu.edu/racademy. Ayn Rand Lecture FCGUs Renaissance Academy presents Dr. Tara Smith with Passing Judgment: Rands View of Justice as part of the Ayn Rand Society for Individual Rights lecture series from 6-8 p.m. at the FGCU Naples Center, 1010 Fifth Ave. S. $15 for Renaissance Academy members, $20 for others. 425-3272 or www.fgcu.edu/ racademy. Artist Cottages Artists greet visitors from 5-8 p.m. at Bonitas Riverside Park in the scenic riverside cottages on Old 41. Enjoy an evening of art and entertainment. Weekend Concerts Gulf Coast Town Center offers its free Weekend Concert Series in Market Plaza from 7-9 p.m. Tonight: Classic hits by Mike Imbasciani. 267-0783 or gulfcoasttowncenter.com. Saturday, April 10 Art Reception A reception for Everglades Treasures in Fine Art COURTESY IMAGEAn exhibit of works by Phyllis Pransky, founder of the Marco Island Outdoors Artists, opens with a reception from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, April 15, at the Waterfront Gallery in The Artists Colony at the Esplanade, Marco Island. Ms. Pransky specializes in oils and hand-embell ished oil/acrylic giclees on canvas. The show will hang through April 20. For more information, call 682-7599. Above is Ms. Pranskys piece title d Rosy.
WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOWEEK OF APRIL 8-14, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Private Yacht Charters MARKET OPENNNUMC Art & Farmers Market6000 Goodlette-Frank Road, Naples Saturdays 7:30am 2:00pmProduce, Seafood, Art, Crafts, BBQ Complimentary Health Screeningswww.NNUMC.org or call 239-398-8623 Batik by Kay Shaffer is set for 1-3 p.m. at the Museum of the Everglades, 105 W. Broadway, Everglades City. The exhibit runs through April 30. www.colliermuseums.com or 695-0008. Outdoor Concert The Claire Lynch Band, with opening act Frontline Bluegrass, performs at Cambier Park. Music starts at 7 p.m. Suggestion donation $10 to help bring the new giraffe exhibit to The Naples Zoo. 287-2035. Dancing Horses The Southwest Florida Dressage Association has its final show of the 2009-2010 season from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lee Civic Center on Old Bayshore Road in North Fort Myers. www.swfda.org. Bonita Festival The Celebrate Bonita! Festival is set for 2-9 p.m. at Riverside Park on Old 41. Headliners include Percy Sledge & The Alabama Blues Brothers, plus other local bands throughout the day. Enjoy kids activities, food and beverages vendors. Free admission. 949-6260. Art Show The Naples Artcrafters Fine Art & Craft Show takes place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Cambier Park. 352-3036. Marco Event The Marco Masters Festival of the Arts is set for 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Sunday at Veterans Community Park on Marco Island. 293-9448. FDR Performance Ed Asner portrays FDR at 8 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900. Tap Your Toes A Bluegrass Concert is set for 7-10:30 p.m. at the Cambier Park band shell. 213-3058. Museum Event Enjoy coffee with the Curator at 10 a.m. at the Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art with Michael Culver, who will be your guide through the exhibitions marking the museums 10th anniversary season. Afterward, adjourn to the Dome for coffee and conversation. 597-1900. Weekend Concerts Gulf Coast Town Center offers its free Weekend Concert Series in Market Plaza from 7-9 p.m. Tonight: Mark Hummel & The Blues Survivors. 267-0783 or gulfcoasttowncenter.com. Chess Anyone? The Southwest Florida Chess Club invites players of all ages and abilities to gather at Books-A-Million at Mercado from 1:30-5 p.m. 898-0458 or e-mail swflchess@ yahoo.com. Sunday, April 11 Outdoor Tunes A Gulf Coast Big Band Concert is set for 7-9 p.m. at the Cambier Park band shell. 213-3058. Art Afternoon The Gallery at Geary Design presents Canvas and Clay: An Interactive Afternoon with artists Suzanne French Luker and Gail Geary from 4-7 p.m. 5353 Jaeger Road. 594-1600. Senior Recital The FGCU Bower School of Music presents a senior recital at 1 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. No charge. 590-7851 or email@example.com. Junior Recital The FGCU Bower School of Music presents a junior recital at 3 p.m. in Bower Chapel at Moorings Park. No charge. 590-7851 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Singer & Songwriter Roberta Flack performs at 8 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900. Chorus Fundraiser The Barron Collier High School Chorus holds a fundraiser with an Austrian flair to raise funds for a trip to Austria this summer at 5 and 7 p.m. at Skillets restaurant, 4170 Tamiami Trail N. Cost is $25 per person. 377-1360 or 514-8764. Outdoor Concert -The Bonita Springs Concert Band performs at 2 p.m. at Bonitas Riverside Park on Old 41. www.bonitaspringsconcertband.com Water Ski Show A free water ski show by the Southern Extreme Water-Ski Team starts at 4 p.m. every Sunday at Miromar Outlets near the Restaurant Piazza. Monday, April 12 Audubon Art Enjoy lunch along with a discussion about the art and influence of John James Audubon led by world-renowned ornithologist and FGCU professor Dr. Jerry Jackson from noon to 2 p.m. at Grandezza Country Club in Estero. $40 for members of the FGCU Renaissance Academy, $45 for others. 425-3272 or www.fgcu.edu/ racademy. Naples Tunes A Naples Jazz Orchestra Concert is set for 7-9 p.m. in the Cambier Park band shell. 213-3058. Dance Art The Pilobolus Dance Theatre performs at 8 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 5971900. Love Trivia? The Pub at Mercato has Trivia Night every Monday at 7:30 p.m. 594-9400. Tuesday, April 13 Bach Ensemble The Naples Opera Society presents the Bach Ensemble with a chamber orchestra in J.S. Bachs Coffee Cantata at 7:30 p.m. at the Norris Center, 775 8th Ave. South. Free; donations appreciated. 598-6110. Stand-up Act Comedian Jim Breuer performs at 8:30 p.m. tonight and Wednesday at the Off The Hook Comedy Club on Marco Island. 389-6900. Composer & Pianist Marvin Hamlisch appears at 8 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900. Team Trivia Boston Beer Garden Team Trivia is played at 9 p.m. every Tuesday at 2396 Immokalee Rd. 596-2337. Wednesday, April 14 Rock Band Chicago performs at 8 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900. Pirate Night Join The English Pub every Wednesday for Pirate Night and Hermit Crab Races as well as live entertainment at 6:30 p.m. 775-3727 or www.naplesenglishpub.com. History Tours Walking tours of the Naples Historical District start at 10 a.m. at 137 12th Ave. South. Requested donations are $15 adults, $5 children. Reservations are required: 261-8164. Song Night Wednesdays are Singer/Songwriter Night from 7-10 p.m. at Freds Diner, 2700 Immokalee Road, Naples. 431-7928 or www.fredsdiner.com. Upcoming events Art Reception A reception for the Phyllis Pransky one-woman exhibition is set for 6-9 p.m. April 15 at the Waterfront Gallery at the Esplanade, 904 N. Collier Blvd., #101. The exhibit benefits caringbridge.com in honor of the artists grandson, Landon Pransky. 682-7599. String Concert The FGCU Bower School of Music presents a String Orchestra/Wind Orchestra Concert at 7:30 p.m. April 15 in the Student Union Ballroom. 590-7851. Funny Man Comedian Jim Jefferies performs April 15-18 at the Off The Hook Comedy Club on Marco Island. 389-6900. Viola Concert Classics No. 6: Voil The Viola! is set for April 15-18 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900. Art Reception A high school art reception is set for 5-7 p.m. April 15 at the Alliance for the Arts. 939-2787. Outdoor Concert The Naples Concert Band performs from 7-9 p.m. April 16 at the Cambier Park band shell. 598-2082. Send calendar listings to events@ floridaweekly.com.
C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 8-14, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY UPCOMING KEY WEST EVENTS GETTING THERE IS HALF THE FUN 1-800-593-7259 www.seakeywestexpress.com*Minimum 8 day advance pre-purchased ticket, non-refundable, no cash value, cannot be combined with other offers. Excludes weekend fee.Depart from Marco Island at Rose Marco River Marina Your Way to Key West $5.00OFF ROUND TRIPRegular Adult Full Fare04/10 : Blue Angels Air Show04/11 : Poetry Festival04/13 : World Sail sh Tournament Theres a scene in Manhattan Murder Mystery that never fails to make me laugh. Woody Allens wife, played by Diane Keaton, thinks theres something suspicious about a neighbors death. But he wants her to stay out of it. Im your husband; I command you to sleep! he tells her. Sleep! I command it! I command it! Sleep! As if anyone could sleep on command! When she starts to leave, he runs alongside her, saying: I forbid you! I forbid you to go! Im forbidding it! Its deliciously ludicrous; she pays no attention to him and walks right out the door to follow her hunches. I was reminded of those scenes while watching Gulfshore Playhouses production of A Dolls House. Of course, Mr. Allens movie is a contemporary comedy, and Henrik Ibsens classic play is a serious drama. But the night I saw it, the audience couldnt help but laugh and guffaw toward the end of the play, as Torvald (Larry Bull) blithers and rationalizes and twists everything to bolster his own ego. Hes just berated his own loving wife, Nora (Beth Hylton), for breaking the law in order to save his life. Concerned only about his own image and how circumstances will affect him, he gives no thought for her. In fact, he forbids her to have anything to do with their children, because her immorality will poison them. They will live together, but only as brother and sister, for appearances sake, he declares. Hes as self-righteous as he is clueless. But soon after, when circumstances turn, rather than ask forgiveness for how hes acted, he tells her that he forgives her.Torvald also tells Nora that her mistake makes her all the more precious to him because it reveals an adorable helplessness, and when a husband forgives his wife it makes him love her all the more since she is the recipient of his generosity. And the women in the audience laugh, because they know nonsense when they hear it. And on stage, Nora recognizes it as well. For the first time, she refuses to acquiesce to her husband and stroke his ego. She stands up for herself. This is part of what made A Dolls House so controversial when it debuted in 1879. The play was banned in England, and the lead actress for the German production refused to play the role until Mr. Ibsen rewrote the ending. (Which he did, but later regretted. The original ending is typically the one used in productions.) A few years after the plays debut, the playwright left his native Norway and lived abroad for 27 years.Nora Helmer isnt the first woman or the last to be treated as her husbands possession, someone to privately amuse him and publicly act as an advertisement of his manliness; but she is considered the first woman in modern drama to stand up to her husband and demand to be seen as his equal.It might be more than 130 years old, but A Dolls House speaks to our time and is still taught in high schools and colleges all over.No need to be stuffy Though costumed in splendid 19thcentury clothing, the Gulfshore Playhouse production at The Norris Center seems contemporary, thanks to Frank McGuinnesss adaptation and to director Kristen Courys insistence that the ensemble act naturally, not stuffy. Both Ms. Hylton and Mr. Bull play their roles well, but I was hard-pressed to find even a glimmer of anything likeable in either character. Mr. Bulls Torvald is completely self-absorbed, his continuous pet names for his wife (my skylark, Little Miss Stubborn-toes) more sickening than sweet.And Ms. Hylton plays Nora as a little girl, oblivious to the emotions or struggles of others, even boasting about her good fortune and wealth though her old friend Kristine (Brandy Zarle) has just told her that shes widowed and destitute.Nora comes across like a mindless twit, with no substance. Later, as her anxiety level rises, shes practically manic. The pacing of this production seems off; when Noras great epiphany comes, it seems too sudden and unrealistic. The staging also makes the play melodramatic, almost soap opera-ish. The other actors present their characters as people with depth, including the villain, Krogstad (Steven Cole Hughes). Mr. Hughess portrayal is nicely nuanced, and we understand why his character did the things he did. This is a play, after all, not just about marriage and relationships, but about the things people do out of desperation when their backs are against the wall, about reputation and character, about whether the law of love is higher than the laws of man.Ms. Zarle plays Kristine with a stern determination fueled by her own desperation. As the play progresses, its obvious shes much wiser than Nora. As she explains, shes had more experience in life and has, by necessity, learned from it.Nora, on the other hand, acts like a child and is so treated by the men in her life: first her father, then her husband. But she also seems content to stay that way, until pressures force her to grow. Steve Brady plays Dr. Rank, Torvalds friend and a daily visitor to the household. Mr. Brady does a great job with this role; his scenes with Nora (especially when he reveals that hes been carrying a torch for her) are some of the best in the show. Local actress Carole Fenstermacher has a small part as the familys nanny and, unfortunately, is not on stage as much as wed like.Some distractionsThe set, by Robert Wolin, is aptly Nordic and conservative, with green patterned wallpaper and paintings hanging from crisp white molding. (The actors seemed to have some trouble with getting a door to stay shut, though.) And the lighting, by Lisa Soverino, was somewhat distracting when actors were downstage. Perhaps they were off their mark, but there seemed to be strange light patterns on their clothing whenever they ventured too close to the audience.Lighting at the beginning and ending of scenes was painfully slow; perhaps it was an attempt to add drama to the production, but it only winds up detracting from it. Likewise for the odd music at the end of the play; it seems unnecessary and out of place. Though this production is uneven at times, Mr. Ibsens play still packs a wallop. Theatergoers will find much to ponder and discuss, long after Nora slams her famous door. THEATER REVIEW NancySTETSON email@example.com Ibsens A Dolls House, circa 1879, still speaks to our time COURTESY PHOTOLarry Bull as Torvald and Beth Hylton as his wife, Nora >> A Dolls House, presented by Gulfshore Playhouse >> When: through April 11 >> Where: The Norris Center, 755 Eighth Ave. S., Naples >> Cost: $38, $34 and $30 ($15 for students) >> Info: (866) 811-4111 or www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org in the know BULL HYLTON
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 8-14, 2010 C9 GIVING A charitable remainder trust is a sophisticated estate and tax planning tool that provides you with an income stream for life (or a term of years), and upon the expiration of the income interest, the remainder passes to your favorite charity or charities. If you formed a CRT in the past, you most likely received a significant income tax deduction. Also, you might have created the CRT to contribute highly appreciated asset to defer payment of capital gains tax. Due to changes in the economic climate, the benefits of your CRT may now no longer exist. A need or desire for a lump sum payment, or talk in Washington of higher taxes, may have you reconsidering the benefits of creating your CRT. Perhaps you are one of the lucky few who no longer need the income stream provided by a CRT and prefer your charity receive the gift now versus later. Any of the above reasons may give rise for the desire to terminate your CRT. In certain instances, terminating your CRT is possible, and can be beneficial for both you and your charity. Currently, the Internal Revenue Service permits the early termination of CRTs under two acceptable methods. 1. Assignment. If you no longer need the income from your CRT, you may assign your entire income interest to the charitable beneficiary for which you may (depending on the trust language) receive an income tax charitable deduction. By utilizing an assignment, your chosen charity will realize your charitable gift immediately. 2. Actuarial Split. If you prefer to receive a lump sum payment from your CRT, you can divide the CRT assets through an actuarial split between yourself and the charity based on the present values of your respective interests. You receive a lump sum amount based on the present value of your non-charitable income interest, and the charitable beneficiary immediately realizes an amount based on the value of their charitable remainder interest. The IRS does treat the transaction as a taxable event and the entire amount received by you is treated as a capital gain. The main benefit of terminating a CRT through an actuarial split is that the termination transforms your interest and the charitys interest in the CRT to a lump sum cash payment. In todays political environment, failure to terminate a CRT may be effectively choosing to pay higher taxes on the future income received by the CRT. Additionally, with the current economic malaise, many charities would prefer to receive their gift from the CRT today in a lump sum. Therefore, terminating your CRT ensures your charity receives a guaranteed present gift from you during these trying times, avoiding the risk that the CRT remainder is exhausted (leaving no remainder interest for the charity at the end of the term) as a result of recent market down turns. The lump sum received in an actuarial split termination depends on a number of factors including: asset values, payout rate, number of expected remaining payments, expected investment return, and the federal discount rate. Currently, the federal discount rate is very low, which means the value of your income interest will be higher, increasing the lump sum to be received by you. An additional benefit may be realized during a review of your trust document. Most likely your CRT document retained the power for you to change the charitable remainder beneficiary of the CRT. Therefore, you may be able to change your charitable beneficiary to one that meets your current charitable goals. The ability to terminate a CRT depends on the specific terms of your CRT document, the assets held in your CRT, the charitable beneficiary, and the state law governing your CRT. Further, the IRS closely reviews early terminations of CRTs. Therefore, consulting your professional advisor(s) is highly recommended before proceeding with a termination of your CRT. Adam Kerlek is an associate attorney and Dennis Brown is managing attorney with the law firm of Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC. Mr. Brown is a member of the Community Foundation of Collier Countys Professional Advisors Council. The foundation manages more than 400 funds established by charitable individuals and organizations and offers donor advised funds. For more information, call 649-5000 or visit www.cfcollier.org. Why to consider terminating your charitable remainder trust earlyBY ADAM KERLEK AND DENNIS BROWN ______________________________Special to Florida Weekly F btn fr nnf n nt tn rfn t tn bn tn Kfn, tf ntn Lf LtC tn 239.213.1983 PUZZLE ANSWERS BROWN KERLEK
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 8-14, 2010 SEE ANSWERS, C9 SEE ANSWERS, C9 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved.Call today for your FREEconsultation Toll Free:888.962.7283Register at:www.StormSmart.comto save10% Buy any 4 Storm Smart Products and get the 5thFREE!Plus register online and save an additional 10%You can also visit our Miromar location,bring in your measurements and Do It Yourself! Intelligent Hurricane Protection. FREE!Are you prepared? License #CRC056857 *Call for details.Intelligent Hurricane Protection. 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 PLACE NAMES By Linda ThistleSponsored By: Moderate Challenging ExpertPuzzle Difficulty this week: ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Dont be put off by a seemingly tootangled situation. Sometimes a simple procedure will unsnarl all the knots and get you in the clear fast and easy, just the way the Lamb likes it. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Its a good time to go through your work space wherever it is and see what needs to be replaced and what can be tossed (or at least given away) without a second thought. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Someone who disagrees with your position might try to intimidate you. But continue to present a fair argument, regardless of how petty someone else might be while trying to make a point. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might find yourself exceptionally sensitive to family matters this week. An issue could come to light that you had overlooked. Ask other kinfolk to discuss it with you. LEO (July 23 to August 22) You might have more questions about a project (or perhaps someone youre dealing with on some level) than you feel comfortable with. If so, see which can be answered, which cannot, and why. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Its a good time to clean up and clear out what you dont need before your tidy self is overwhelmed by stuff. Then go celebrate the Virgo victory over clutter with someone special. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) You might feel a mite confused about why something you were sure couldnt go wrong didnt go all right either. Be patient. Things soon move into balance, exactly as you like it. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) At this decision point, you could be moving from side to side, just to say youre in motion. Or you could be considering making a move straight up. What you choose is up to you. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Although your finances should be in an improved situation at this time, thrift is still the savvy Sagittarians smart move. Advice from a spouse or partner could be worth heeding. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Taking on a new challenge brings out the Goats skills in maneuvering over and around difficult spots. Best of all, the Goat does it one careful step after another. (Got the idea, Kid?) AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Your well-known patience might be wearing thin because of a disturbing (and seemingly unending) problem with someone close to you. This could be a time to ask for help. Good luck. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Be careful about a new venture that lures you into a just-lookand-see mode. Be sure that what youre being given to see isnt hiding what you should be seeing instead. BORN THIS WEEK: Aries and Taurus give you the gift of leadership and the blessings of care and concern for all creatures.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 8-14, 2010 C11 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 Mythology was created to explain the inexplicable, to make sense of a world in which elements of life could not be understood. How that evolved into giant scorpions and sea creatures I have no idea, but Clash of the Titans sure has a lot of fun using various mythological creations at will. And fortunately its done with such energy and style that we have a lot of fun watching it. Based mostly on Greek mythology, the story follows a conflict between mankind and the gods that really, if you take it seriously for a second, makes no sense. The gods are omniscient and all-powerful, and could stop humans at any point they desire. Its not even a fair fight. But Zeus (Liam Neeson, perfectly cast) and his brother Hades (Ralph Fiennes, also perfectly cast) are in a sporting mood, so they try to make life so miserable for humans that they have no choice but to pray to the gods for mercy and survival. Enter Perseus (Sam Worthington, Avatar), the half-man, half-god bastard son of Zeus. Perseus vows revenge on Hades after Hades kills his family, but first Perseus must save the city of Argos, which will be destroyed by Hades sea monster, an octopus-like sea creature called the Kraken. Perseus sets off an a journey to learn how to kill the Kraken, during which the body of the film has him encountering large desert scorpions, witches, Medusa and other mythological creatures. Fans of the 1981 version of Clash of the Titans starring Harry Hamlin (Perseus) and Laurence Olivier (Zeus) may be surprised with some of the changes here. The importance of Hades to the story, for one. The lack of a love story, for another. The inclusion of Io (Gemma Arterton), a liaison between man and the gods is also new, and the roles of Thetis, Hera and others have been all but eliminated. Clearly screenwriters Travis Beacham, Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi are more concerned with paying homage to the original than they are with rendering a faithful remake. Fair enough. And what a visually spectacular remake it is! After the success of Avatar, Warner Bros. decided to retrofit Clash of the Titans as an immersive 3-D experience, though with How To Train Your Dragon already filling most of the countrys 3-D screens it may be hard to find the film in that format. Regardless, the visual effects are very impressive, particularly the scorpions (called Scorpiochs), Medusa and the Kraken. For the record: The Kraken looks better here than it did in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. If youre looking for depth and emotion, look elsewhere. Clash of the Titans was made by Louis Leterrier, the guy who directed Transporter 2, which was similarly all-action and no brain. This is big-budget, Hollywood blockbuster filmmaking at its finest, and it largely succeeds as a grand spectacle that keeps you entertained throughout. Dan Hudak is the chairman of the Florida Film Critics Circle and a nationally syndicated film critic. You can e-mail him at dan@hudakonhollywood. com and read more of his work at www. hudakonhollywood.com.LATEST FILMS Clash of the Titans Is it worth $10? Yes >> The mechanical owl Bubo from the 1981 Clash makes a brief appearance here. Did you know? danHUDAK www.hudakonhollywood.com Shopping For CharitiesApril 15th through 17th Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 10:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.Valet Parking by UPS 20% of proceeds to go to charities: Collier County Hunger & Homeless Coalition Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support Inc. Shelter for Abused Women & Children Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens Conservancy of Southwest Florida Naples Equestrian Challenge, Inc. Childrens Museum of Naples331 5th Ave. S., Naples239-206-4460 www.marilynhellman.com
C12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 8-14, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY TROLLEY TOURS Every Tuesday through April 13 Operating 11am 2pm Leaving from Ave Marias Town Center (Ave Maria's Information Center) Please call to make a free reservation. Trolley hours subject to change without notice. Limited seating available. Call for details.www.AveMaria.com 239.304.1236 More than 160 films will be screened during the 12th annual Sarasota Film Festival, which starts Friday, April 9, and continues through April 18. Films are showing at Regal Cinemas Hollywood 20 Theater and other venues around town. Audiences are invited to meet directors and cast members during question-and-answer sessions after the film in the theater. Film showings are $8 to $10, with package deals available. This is a film-going experience, said Holly Herrick, the festivals director of programming. Attendees can see two or three movies during the day, she said. Its affordable, fun and its something different to do. The stage is also set to bring a movie to life at this years Sarasota Film Festival. Set in Mexico, the screenplay Queer, penned by Academy Award-nominated director Oren Moverman, will unfold in the intimate setting of Florida Studio Theatres Gompertz Theater. It will be like watching the movie come to life before your eyes, said Tom Hall, artistic director of the festival. Its really part of the process to see what works and what doesnt and to breathe life into the script. Queer director and acclaimed actor Steve Buscemi, along with Stanley Tucci (whose most recent role of note was the killer in The Lovely Bones), Ben Foster, Lisa Jacobs and John Ventimigilia, will read from scripts of Queer, slated to go into production soon. The reading is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 16, and is part of the festivals new Investors Lab program, which aims to link established filmmakers and investors together, hopefully to bring independent films to the big screen. Mr. Buscemi hopes to be one of the first films to benefit from the program, while providing the public a fun glimpse into the early stages of movie-making. Tickets to attend the reading are $50. Mr. Moverman, who received an Academy Award nomination for The Messenger, penned the screenplay on a semi-true story about William S. Burroughs, based on a book by Mr. Burroughs. Mr. Buscemi will play Mr. Burroughs, a young writer in 1950 Mexico City who comes to understand his sexuality and experiences growth as an artist, which ultimately leads up to the accidental killing of his wife. Mr. Hall has great plans for the Investors Lab. It will help shape the future of the festival, he said. Our goal is that year after year, directors can come back to this area, and we believe this will establish Sarasota as a destination for film investment. The Investors Lab program will feature presentations, panel discussions and private meetings geared toward establishing long-term investment relationships, held April 16-18 at Longboat Key Club Resort. Filmmaker John Landis will be saluted for his filmmaking work, which includes Animal House and Michael Jacksons Thriller. A multimedia retrospective will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at The Sarasota Opera House. Mr. Landis will also participate in an in-depth conversation about his career, as well as his upcoming film, Burke and Hare, which stars Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis. Tickets are $125. The Conversation Series features film notables who will discuss their work. This years program features Kevin Kline at noon Saturday, April 10; Walt Disney feature animations Don Hahn at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 11; Patricia Clarkson at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 17; and Vincent DOnofrio at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 18. The series is held at the Florida Studio Theater. Tickets are $10-$20. The festivals opening film is the comedy The Extra Man, directed by Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman. The film stars Kevin Kline, Paul Dano, John C. Reilly and Katie Holmes. Louis Ives (Mr. Dano) is a sensitive English teacher and would-be writer who dreams of being the next F. Scott Fitzgerald. When he is fired from his position, a new world opens for him in New York. Film showing is at 7 p.m. Friday, April 9. Tickets are $25. The festivals closing film is the documentary Saturday Night, directed by James Franco. In December 2007, Mr. Franco spent a week behind the scenes at Americas most famous comedy show, Saturday Night Live. He was given unprecedented access to the production process. Film showings are at 5 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 18. Tickets are $25. The Sarasota Film Festivals box office is located across from the Regal Cinemas Hollywood 20 in the Synovus Bank Building in Sarasota. Tickets are also available on the festivals Web site, www.sarasotafilmfestival.com or by calling (941) 3666200 or 866-575-FILM. Sarasota Film Fest shines on Southwest FloridaBY ELLEN SORENSENSpecial to Florida Weekly COURTESY PHOTOThe Extra Man opens the Sarasota Film Festival April 9.
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C14 WEEK OF APRIL 8-14, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYWith no drama but lots of fun, more than 20 daytime soap stars descend on Marco Island for a daytime TV celebrity fan fest Saturday and Sunday, May 15-16. The 12th annual SoapFest Charity Weekend raises funds for childrens charities including Eden Autism Services Eimerman Center in Naples. Auctions throughout the weekend will include one-of-a-kind items such as original artwork by actors, private studio tours on sets usually closed to the public, ticket packages to the Emmy Awards and lunch with your favorite star. Actors from Pine Valleys All My Children coming to SoapFest include Walt Willey, aka heartthrob Jackson Montgomery, who will serve as master of ceremonies for the weekend, along with Thorsten Kaye (Zach Slater) and Stephanie Gatschet (Madison North). Eight actors from As The World Turns are in the SoapFest lineup: Alexandra Chando, (Maddie Coleman), Evan Alex Cole (Lyon Hunter), Trent Dawson (Henry Coleman), Ellen Dolan (Margo Hughes), Billy Magnussen (Casey Hughes), Tom Pelphrey (Mick Dante), Marnie Schulenburg (Alison Stewart) and Jake Silberman (Noah Mayer). Representing One Life To Live are Susa Haskell (Marty Saybrooke), 2009 Emmy Award-winner for Best Actress in a Daytime Drama, and Scott Evans (Oliver Fish). John Driscoll (Philip Chance Chancellor) is coming from the set of The Young and the Restless, and former Guiding Light star Kim Zimmer (Reva Shayne Lewis), a fourtime Emmy-winner, and Jeff Branson (Shayne Lewis), 2009 Emmy Awardwinner for Best Supporting Actor in a Daytime Drama, are also expected. The soap opera celebs will participate in Art 4 Autism, a favorite SoapFest program that pairs them with local children and young adults, many of whom have autism or other special needs, to create a myriad of colorful canvases that are auctioned off throughout the weekend.The Soapfest schedule 6 p.m. Saturday, May 15: A Night of Stars at Bistro Soleil in the Olde Marco Inn Guests enjoy personal time with the residents of daytimes Springfield, Oakdale, Pine Valley and Llanview. Celebrity guests are available for autograph signing, photos and Q&A sessions. A buffet dinner and silent auction are part of the evening. Tickets are $100 per person, or $150 for limited VIP seating with one of the celebrities. Additional special ticket packages are available at www.SoapFest.com. 10 p.m. Saturday, May 15: Celebrity Bartender Bash at CJs on the Bay The fun continues into the night at the annual Celebrity Bartender Bash at CJs on the Bay in the Esplanade. Celebrites sing their hearts out to karaoke and serve refreshments to raise funds. Tickets are $50 each (discount applies when purchases with tickets to A Night of Stars). 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 16: Cruisin Boozin & Schmoozin with the Stars This afternoon aboard the Marco Island Princess mixes sightseeing with celebrity-watching and photo opps. Lunch and live entertainment are part of the package for $75 per person. 8 p.m. Sunday, May 16: A Night at the Theater New to Soapfest this year is a special play reading at the home of The Marco Players starring Emmy Award-winning and former Guiding Light actor Tom Pelphrey and As The World Turns actor Marnie Schulenburg. The two will read Specter, a play by Don Nigro that tells the story of a beautiful young woman and a man she has never met before, stuck in a car in a ditch in the middle of nowhere on a dark and stormy night. Tickets for $50 include a cocktail reception with the actors after the play. SoapFest 2010 lead sponsors are the Marco Island Princess, Marriott Vacation Rentals, Baldwin Holdings, CJs on the Bay, Marco River Marina and Centennial Bank. Additional sponsorship opportunities are still available. For tickets or more information, call 394-0080, e-mail SoapFest@vsm.net or visit www.soapfest.com. Soap stars leave drama behind for fundraising on Marco Island COURTESY PHOTODaytime stars at SoapFest 2009 on Marco Island, left to right, Bobbie Eakes, Thorsten Kay, Beth Elders and Walt Willey. SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ >> What: The 12th annual SoapFest Charity Weekend on Marco Island >> When: Saturday and Sunday, May 15-16 >> Where: Bistro Soleil, CJs on the Bay, the Marco Island Princess and The Marco Players theater >> Info: 394-0080, SoapFest@vsm.net or www.soapfest.com in the know
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 8-14, 2010 A&E C15 Art center offers savings on spring classesThe von Liebig Art Center has spring fever and is offering $20 off every class in the next adult session beginning Monday, April 12. The fourweek classes include Colored Pencil and Water Media of Boats and Marinas with Julie Olander, Painting from Your Photos with Richard Kirk, Wet Clay Modeling with Phil Calabro, Beginning Watercolor with Genie Kell, Portrait Drawing in Pencil and Pastel with Carol Broman, Sketching for the Beginner with Sam Platt, and more. Call 262-6517, ext. 102, or visit www. naplesart.org to spring into something new.Get real about painting in workshopRealist painter Graham Nickson, dean of the New York School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, will lead an intensive workshop at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts Sunday through Wednesday, April 18-21. Painting Marathon is designed for those who want to develop their skills and deepen their fundamental understanding of painting. Participants will work in small to large formats from elaborate spatial set-ups and multiple models, utilizing progressive and strategic exercises to address space, form, color, scale and image. The marathon requires a strong level of commitment, as students confront the problems of painting with vigor and intensity. Cost is $600. Class size is limited. Call 254-2643 to reserve a spot.Sign up now for summer ARTScool The von Liebig Art Center is accepting registration for children ages 4-14 to learn the art of enjoying summer break during its 12th annual ARTScool program. More than 40 classes in painting, drawing, sculpture, clay modeling, photography and more, all taught by professional artists, will run June 14-Aug. 13 at the downtown Naples center. Classes are held from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1-4 p.m. Monday through Friday; halfand full-day sessions are offered, plus a supervised lunch hour (lunch not provided) that includes playtime in Cambier Park. A late summer exhibition features work by all students, and a closing reception on Aug. 15 brings together students, their families and instructors to celebrate the creativity of the young artists. Select pieces go on view at Naples City Hall from August through January. Financial assistance and talent-based scholarships for students ages 9-14 are available; the deadline to apply is April 30. For a full list of classes and more information, or to register, visit www. naplesart.org or call 262-6517, ext. 102. ART CLASSES Your Wholesale Fashion Boutique!Open to the Public1410 Pine Ridge Rd., #17, Naples, FL 34108 (Southwest Corner of Pine Ridge Rd and Goodlette-Frank Rd)www.allabouther.org(239) 331-8331 April 15: Royal Wedding Style April 29: The Royal Male May 13: Royal Fashions & Faux Pas May 27: Elizabeth Style June 10: Royal Jewels June 24: Diana ... Style Icon 2:00-3:30 pm $49 per person (price includes tax and charitable donation)
C16 WEEK OF APRIL 8-14, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY On the Plaza, 3rd Street South Venetian Village, Park Shore Bonita Bay, PromenadeMonday Saturday 10 6 Sunday 11 5 The Tropics...so well represented, the linen shirt jacket, the knit dress, the silk scarf all from OlsenJacket $164 Dress $189 Scarf $94 WINNERBEST IN WOMENS CLOTHING6 YEARS IN A ROW 2004 TO 2009 Make Your HOT Attic More BEAR able! With Solar Powered Attic Fans Now available in 10, 20 and 25 watt models Solar Solar Solutions Solutions Stop Living in the Dark! 2010 CREDIT FEDERAL TAX30% $50 offwith this ad. EXP 04/14/10 Perfect for kitchens and bathrooms The Adolf Dehn (1895-1968) estate has been represented by the HarmonMeek Gallery since the early 1970s, and every three or four years the gallery assembles a group of works by this American master for display. The newest exhibition, Landscapes from Around the World by Dehn, opens to the public on Monday, April 12, and continues through Friday, April 23. While known first as an American Regionalist coming out of the Midwest (Minnesota), Mr. Dehn actually spent most of his career in New York City. As a result, his scenes of Central Park are about as well known as his farm scenes. This exhibition extends beyond those two subject areas to illustrate what a traveler he was from 1921 to 1968. Watercolors, casein temperas, drawings and lithographs are the media he worked in throughout his life, and this show uses all four in a trip around the world that includes Austria, England, Afghanistan, India, Venezuela, Haiti, Mexico, France, Italy and, in the U.S., scenes from New England, Pennsylvania, Florida, Colorado, Ohio and Minnesota. What is most interesting about this show is to see how he rendered areas of the world in the 1940s and 1950s that are currently in the news, such as Afghanistan, Venezuela and Haiti, gallery director William Meek says. Mr. Dehn is represented in more than 80 museum collections around the world. Since its establishment in 1931, the Whitney Museum of American Art has hosted annual exhibitions, and by the 1980s biennial exhibitions, of invited artists. Mr. Dehn still holds the record for being invited to more of these shows than any other American artist, having been in almost all that he could from the early 1930s to the mid 1960s (the show only includes living artists). The new exhibition at Harmon-Meek Gallery most likely will also go on tour to museums next year, Mr. Meek says. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday at 599 Ninth St. N., Suite 309. Call 261-2637 for appointments at other times. Harmon-Meek Gallery assembles a new group of Adolf Dehn worksSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________COURTESY PHOTOKabul, Afghanistan PRESENTSRounder recording artists & an icon in Bluegrass & acoustic musicTHE CLAIRE LYNCH BANDwww.clairelynch.com Frontline Bluegrass opens at 7pm with special guest Casey WestonSaturday April 10th Cambier Park bandshell 7:00pm 10:00pm FREE CONCERT (suggested voluntary $10 donation to help The Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens) Donations will go toward bringing the Giraffe Exhibit to Naples.Bring your lawn chairs and blankets Food will be available from Fred's on site Proud Sponsors include:Wynn's at The Zoo, MacDonalds (Adams & O'reilly), Flamingo Island Flea Market, Rembrandt Painting Inc, The Clay Place, Monroe Station, Bayshore Landing Cafe, Fred's, AA Laser Service, Accurate Public Insurance Adjusters, McDonalds Trial Law, Integra Realty Resources-SWF of southwest florida
C18 WEEK OF APRIL 8-14, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY $39*Introductory 1-Hour Massage Session Heres some of whats coming up at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. For tickets or more information, call 5971900 or visit www.thephil.org.Chita Riveras BroadwayTwo-time Tony Award winner Chita Rivera performs songs from her legendary Broadway career in Chita Rivera: My Broadway at 8 p.m. Friday, April 9. Accompanied by an 11-piece orchestra, Ms. Rivera will perform selections from West Side Story, Sweet Charity and Chicago, among others. Tickets are $49. Another chapter of Critics ChoiceElaine Newton, professor emeritus of Humanities, York University, Toronto, presents Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese, the final event in the Critics Choice series in this seasons Lifelong Learning program, at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 10, in Hayes Hall. An epic tale of love, betrayal, redemption, suffering and healing, Cutting for Stone involves twin brothers, three continents, five decades and the practice of medicine. Tickets are $30.Ed Asner as FDRSeven-time Emmy Award-winner Ed Asner gives a tour-de-force performance in FDR at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 10. Based on the Broadway hit Sunrise at Campobello, the show follows the iconic American president as he reflects on his years in office, from inauguration to the trials of World War II and the dream of the United Nations. Tickets are $49. Singer/songwriter Roberta Flack Soulful singer/songwriter Roberta Flack takes the stage at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 11. Ms. Flacks chart-toppers include Killing Me Softly With His Song, The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, Feel Like Makin Love and Where Is the Love. Her unique style blends jazz, gospel, blues and pop music with her distinctive, heartfelt singing voice. Tickets are $69. Oscar-winner Marvin HamlischConcert hall favorite Marvin Hamlisch returns to the Phil at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 13. He has composed more than 40 motion picture scores, including the Oscar-winning The Way We Were and Scott Joplins music for The Sting. His groundbreaking musical A Chorus Line earned the Pulitzer Prize. One COMING UP AT THE PHIL ASNER 2245 VENETIAN COURT NAPLES, FL 34109239-513-0333 800-865-8111www.BettyMacleanTravel.com Info@BettyMacleanTravel.comBETTY MACLEAN TRAVEL Inc. Paul Gauguin Cruise Presentation Tuesday, April 20 3:00PM With Marilyn Conroy Paul Gauguin Cruises RSVP 513-0333 Seating is limitedBook by April 30, 2010. Applies to select sailings. Subject to availability. Some restrictions apply. Call for details. & Staterooms & Spirits LUXURY CRUISING IN TAHITI, THE SOUTH PACIFIC AND FRENCH POLYNESIA 2245 VENETIAN COURT NAPLES, FL 34109239-513-0333 800-865-8111www.BettyMacleanTravel.com Info@BettyMacleanTravel.comBETTY MACLEAN TRAVEL Inc. Restrictions apply. Please contact Betty Maclean Travel, Inc. for details. Ships Registry: The Bahamas Yachts of Seabourn Cruise Presentation ursday April 15 3:00PM With Joanne Oyen Seabourn Cruises RSVP 513-0333 Seating is limited Seabourns Yachting CollectionSave up to 60%All-Suite Accommodations Open Seating DiningComplimentary Fine Wines & Spirits
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The stylish wit of Oscar Wilde comes to downtown when The Naples Players present the delicious comedy, The Importance of Being Earnest. Opening April 21 and running through May 15, its a refreshingly sophisticated comedy of courtship and manners with lavish costumes and frisky dialogue. Everybody loves Ernest, but nobodys quite sure who he really is. When a pair of gentlemen, both with assumed names of Ernest, woos their fashionable ladies, mistaken identities lead to romantic entanglements filled with wit and irony. As one of the characters says in Act One: The truth is rarely pure and never simple. The cast consists of Mark Vanagas as Jack Worthing, Jessica Walck as Gwendolyn Fairfax, Jasmine Vizena as Cecily Cardew, Robert Armstrong as Algernon Moncrief, Tricia Laycock as Miss Primm, Megan McCombs as Lady Bracknell, Sepp Ronay as Rev. Chasuble/Lane, and John Van Engelen as Merriman. The Importance of Being Earnest is directed by Artistic Director Dallas Dunnagan; costumes in the highest Victorian style are by Dot Auchmoody; and set design is by New York set designer Todd Potter. Show times are 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $30 for adults and $10 for students (18 and younger), and are available at the box office at the Sugden Community Theatre, online at www. naplesplayers.org or by calling 263-7990.Thats not allAlthough Earnest is the final show of the season for The Naples Players, there is a lot more on the companys calendar this spring: A.R. Gurneys clever Crazy Mary is on stage in the Tobye Studio through April 17, with shows at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and also at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $20. Auditions for the main stage summer musical, Annie, take place by appointment on Saturday, April 10. Call 4349230, ext. 10, by 4 p.m. Friday, April 9, to schedule a time. ETC Readers Theatre presents An Affair to Forget Sunday and Monday, April 11-12. See story beginning on page C1. Romeo and Juliet, by the young performers or KidzAct, will be presented on the outdoor Baker Stage at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 24. Tickets are $10. A special limited engagement of the raucous, mature comedy Greater Tuna takes place in the intimate Tobye Studio from May 12-22. Tickets are $20. ETC Readers Theatre presents Mirandolina, a full-length classic comedy about the battle of the sexes, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 23. Tickets for $10 will be available April 23. Auditions for ages 8-14 for the fully staged KidzAct musical productions of The 101 Dalmatians and Cats take place by appointment on Tuesday, May 25. Call 434-9230, ext. 10. Auditions for ages 14-18 for Cats take place by appointment on Wednesday and Thursday, May 26-27. Call 4349230, ext. 10. The Naples Players has unveiled its 2010-2011 season, complete with dastardly con men and adorable orphans, old couples and young connivers. Theres a classic ghost tale and even a shaggy dog story, too. Although the season doesnt begin until October, nows the best time to subscribe and guarantee the best seats in the house. Season subscriptions also mean savings over single-ticket prices, plus a discount on the summer musical production for those who are still in town. Single tickets for the regular season will go on sale in mid-September. Stop by the box office at the Sugden Community Theatre or call 263-7990 to request a subscription package. Heres the 2010-2011 lineup: ON THE MAIN STAGE I Do! I Do! Oct. 6-20 This two-character musical spans the 50 years of a couples married life, its ups and downs, its laughter and sorrow. A Christmas Carol Nov. 24 through Dec. 19 Artistic Director Dallas Dunnagan directed the world premiere of this adaptation in South Carolina and now brings it to Naples. Sylvia Jan. 12 through Feb. 5 Romantic comedy goes to the dogs in A.R. Gurneys story of a man, his wife and their dog (played by a girl). Dirty Rotten Scoundrels March 2 through April 2 The con is on when two men clash trying to fleece the same rich dame on the French Riviera. Rumors April 20 through May 15 Neil Simons classic comedy has both murder and mayhem. IN THE TOBYE STUDIO Regrets Only Oct. 27 through Nov. 20 This comedy of modern manners explores marriage, friendship and politics within the posh confines of Park Avenue. The Art of Murder Feb. 2-26 Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Mystery Play. Rabbit Hole March 30 through April 23 A couple with a seemingly perfect life confronts a life-changing event that leaves them drifting apart. Winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Mischief, romance, mistaken identities star in Earnest2010-2011 lineup has something for everyoneSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS TW0 C21NEWSSave these dates Society Cuisine WEEK OF APRIL 8-14, 2010 Algernon and Jack in a test of strength Ernest, woos es,mistaken Op i ng a e e le f i ng e st w h o e men, bo th Ernest,wo os COURTESY PHOTOSThe couples at the heart of Earnest are, left to right, Jack Worthing (Mark Vanagas) and Gwendolyn Fairfax (Jessica Walck), and Cecily Cardew (Jasmine Vizena) and Algernon Moncrief (Robert Armstrong). y$ p ril 23. f or ages 8-14 f or the f ully z Act of b y on y 25. 3 0, s 8 b y o n n d a y 3 4 M arc h 2 is on w f l eece t Fr e n c h R Ru 15 N e b ot h m u I I N N T T H H E E Re g N ov. 2 0 m anner s a n d po li o f Park A Th Wi Wi nn e My ster y Ra b Ap Ap ri ri l l p e rf in A l g ernon a nd Jack i n a t es t o f stren g t h Gwendolyn and Cecily at odds
C22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 8-14, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Republican women hear from former TV anchorThe Womens Republican Club of Naples Federated welcomes Trey Radel, former WINK-TV anchor and the new executive director of the Florida Prosperity Agenda, as guest speaker at its luncheon meeting that begins at 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 9, at the Country Club of Naples. The Florida Prosperity Agenda is a non-partisan public policy organization promoting fiscal responsibility in Florida government. Cost is $20 per person. Call Pat Wagner at 598-9833 for reservations. For more information about the club and its activities, call 566-8138.Needlepointers set for spring luncheon The Gulf Coast Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild will hold its spring luncheon beginning at noon Friday, April 9, at McCormick and Schmicks in Mercato. For more information, contact Jeanne Fehrenbaker and 949-0887.Illinois alumni will hear from novelistThe Greater Naples Illini Club will meet for a buffet lunch at 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 9, at Stonebridge Country Club. Guest speaker will be political thriller author Karna Bodman, who was senior director and spokesperson for the National Security Council during the Ronald Reagan administration. Cost is $15. Members and guests are welcome. For more information, call 591-3771 or e-mail rhammer226@yahoo. com.Learn dance steps from the doctor Soroptimists International of Naples presents a Heart-to-Heart luncheon and dance featuring a salsa and Argentinian tango workshop from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 10, at Noodles Italian Caf and Sushi Bar. Tango therapy is gaining popularity as a form of treatment for neurological diseases such as Alzheimers and Parkinsons as well as psychiatric diseases like depression and schizophrenia, according to Dr. Anton Coleman of the Cognitive & Behavioral Neurologic Center at Naples Medical Center. Dr. Coleman is also an avid dancer, and the Soroptimists have engaged him to instruct Heart-to-Heart guests in the salsa and tango as well as to discuss therapeutic benefits of dancing. Tickets are $20 per person and include a full Italian buffet. Proceeds will benefit the Alzheimers Support Network, the Soroptimists/PACE Center for Girls Butterfly Project and the Soroptimists Prevent Domestic Violence Project. For tickets or more information, call Rita Albaugh at 821-5562 or Jeannie Upton at 269-6320.Ohio State grads strike up the bandThe Ohio State Alumni Club of Naples holds its annual meeting from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, April 15, at Pelican Isle Yacht Club. Guest speaker will be Jon R. Woods, director of the Pride of the Buckeyes, the Ohio State University Marching Band.Tickets for $50 per person can be purchased by visiting www.naplesbuckeyes. com or by mailing a check and names of attendees to the Ohio State Alumni Club of Naples, P.O. Box 111835, Naples, FL 34108. Registration deadline is April 12. For more information, contact Sandy Ritchie at 287-4936 or Sara Ann Mousa at 593-9196.Sailing club will hear from Olympic hopefulThe Gulf Coast Sailing Club will hear from Community School of Naples graduate and Olympic hopeful Trevor Moore on Wednesday, April 14, at Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club. The skipper/crew mixer begins at 6 p.m. and the program is at 7 p.m. Mr. Moore and Erik Storck, his US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics partner, are the top U.S. sailors headed for the 2012 summer games in London. For more information about the Gulf Coast Sailing Club, call 263-8511 or visit www.gulfcoastsailingclub.org.Get acquainted with the Newcomers ClubThe Naples Newcomers Club welcomes women who have been permanent residents of Naples for no more than five years and who want to meet others who are new to the area. Members meet for luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on the second Thursday of each month, year round. In addition to the monthly meeting, groups within the club plan outings and dates to share varied interests, such as mah-jongg and duplicate bridge, gourmet cooking and discussions about philosophy. For more information, call 298-4083 or visit www.naplesnewcomers.com.Guild supports Opera NaplesThe recently formed Opera Naples Guild invites new members who want to become involved with Opera Naples. Members will volunteer in various capacities during the performance season and throughout the year; participate in educational outreach programs; attend dress rehearsals, lectures and demonstrations; assist with fundraising events; and travel to performances by other opera companies. Annual membership is $35 per person or $50 per couple. To become a member or for more information, call 514-SING or visit www.operanaples.org. CLUB NOTES The Reel Deal Fresh Fish and Seafood Selections Flown in Daily! Starters like Lobster Sliders, Whole Belly Clams & awesome Calamari. Clam Chowder and Berts Signature Seafood Bisque. Entrees like the Lazymans Lobster Casserole, incredible Sea Scallops . the list goes on. Plenty of free parking directly behind the restaurant call (239) 213-1111 or visit Come See What the Buzz on 5th Is all About! OPEN DAILY 4PM TIL CLOSE
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 8-14, 2010 A&E C23 Lunch Starting at Dinner Starting at $7.95 $13.95NOW OPEN SUNDAYItalian Vietnamese Cuisine with a French In uence& The Acoustic Music Society of Southwest Florida brings recording artist Claire Lynch to the Cambier Park band shell from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 10. Ms. Lynch, an International Bluegrass Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year winner, will perform with her band. Known and loved in acoustic and bluegrass circles, Ms. Lynch enjoys a reputation as a singer, bandleader and awardwinning and prolific songwriter. She has many hits of her own and has written hits for other artists. She has received two Grammy nominations for Best Bluegrass Album. Ms. Lynchs musical direction dates back to the days of the Front Porch String Band, resulting in a seasoned sound that is simultaneously unpretentious and richly textured. Her harmonies have graced the recordings of many stellar musicians, from Ralph Stanley to Linda Ronstadt. Equally gifted as a songwriter, her songs have been recorded by The Seldom Scene, Patty Loveless, Kathy Mattea, The Cherryholmes, The Whites and others. Ontario native Jason Thomas brings monster chops on fiddle and mandolin, supported by remarkable musical versatility and imagination. The band is grounded by bassist Mark Schatzs deft touch and masterful instinct for groove. Guitar player Matt Wingate is a soulful young gun with improvisational musicality. The band has also garnered honors, with Mr. Thomas winning the Canadian Open Mandolin Championship and Florida State Championship on both fiddle and mandolin. Mr. Wingate was the MerleFest Doc Watson Guitar Champion and Mr. Schatz won two IBMA Bass Player of the Year awards. The well-known Naples area band Frontline Bluegrass will open the show at 7 p.m. The concert is free; however, a voluntary suggested donation of $10 is being requested. This donation will go toward helping to fund bringing giraffes to The Naples Zoo.Concert sponsors include Wynn's Catering and Flamingo Island Flea Market. Claire Lynch and band take to the stage at Cambier ParkCOURTESY PHOTOClaire Lynch
C24 A&E WEEK OF APRIL 8-14, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Presents Fashion Show & Luncheon for Girls of All Ages and eir DollsSATURDAY, APRIL 10th atTicket Prices: Girls & Doll $20.00 Single $30.00 On Sale at: My Angels Attic, 1585 Pine Ridge Rd. #4, Mission Square, Naples For Reservations, Seating Assignments and Tickets Call: PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT: Footsteps To e Future and Angels Activities, Inc. Shades of SummerBeth Mone Childrens Shoppe381 12th Ave South, Olde Naples The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra Chamber Ensemble presents Mozart & Mendelssohn at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 8, at Temple Shalom, Naples. Mozarts Clarinet Quintet, among the earliest and best-known works written specifically for the clarinet, conveys a variety of moods and musical textures and showcases the virtuosity of the clarinet. Also featured will be Mendelssohns Octet for Strings, which the composer called his favorite of all his works. The imaginative Octet is full of originality, lyricism and sparkling melodies. This Reaching Out concert is part of the orchestras mission of spreading great music throughout the community of Southwest Florida. Temple Shalom is at 4630 Pine Ridge Road Extension. Tickets are $31 for adults and $13 for students. For tickets or more information, call the Philharmonic Center for the Arts at 597-1900 or visit www.thephil.org. Chamber ensemble plays at templeCOURTESY PHOTOAshley Ragle Leigh plays clarinet for Mozart & Mendelssohn.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 8-14, 2010 A&E C27 Naples Daily News naplesnews.comBonita Daily News BonitaNews.com choice CHAMPION2009southwest orida Askaboutonstageseating!PhotoAlanDeckerINCLUDESTHEHITSONGS: HaveYouEverBeenMellowMagic SuddenlyAllOvertheWorldImAlive INCLUDESTHEHITSONGS: Ha v eYouEverBeenMellowMagic SuddenlyAllOvertheWorldImAlive Matineeand eveningshows available!April 23-25 Buyticketsnowatthephil.orgorcall(239)597-1900orvisitourBoxOfce5833PelicanBayBoulevard,Naples,FL34108Monday-Saturday,10a.m.-5p.m.;Sunday,noon-5p.m.Joinusfor DinnerattheDome beforetheeveningperformances! Heres what's ahead on the score for the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra. All programs are at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. For tickets and more information, call 597-1900 or visit www. thephil.org.Magic Carpet concerts are backSaturday-morning Magic Carpet concerts return with an all-new series of programs highlighting the various sections of the orchestra. Each 45-minute session features a small ensemble of musicians who perform and discuss their instruments. Ideal for ages 3-9, the Magic Concerts are enjoyed by all ages. Performances are at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $8. Saturday, April 17, woodwinds: Alphabet Soup, featuring flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn Saturday, May 15, brass: Wild Brass at the Zoo, featuring tuba, trombone, French horn and trumpets and songs about favorite wild animals Saturday, May 22, percussion: Countdown to 101 Instruments, featuring percussion section musicians as they countdown more than 101 different instruments in a concert that will entertain and inspire children of all ages Saturday, May 29, strings: With a Little Help from My Friends, featuring violin, viola, cello and bassOrchestra takes a musical tourMusical Landscapes, the sixth program in the orchestras Classical Series, will be performed under the baton of Music Director/Conductor Jorge Mester at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 15-17, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 18. The Conductors Prelude begins one hour before each concert. Tickets are $64 for adults and $25 for students. Goodman tribute brings the swingThe Dave Bennett Sextet joins the orchestra for A Swinging Benny Goodman Tribute at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 22. Mr. Bennett cops many of Mr. Goodmans famous riffs on the clarinet and also free-blows in his own Goodman-evoking style in numbers including Moonglow, Ive Got Rhythm and Sing, Sing, Sing. Andrew Lane conducts. Tickets are $57 for adults and $35 for students.Maureen McGovern closes pops seasonMaureen McGovern adds her voice to the final Pops concert of the season. A Long and Winding Road is an introspective, theatrical look at the songs that inspired Ms. McGovern before her Academy Award-winning hit, The Morning After.Jack Everly conducts. Performances are at 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, April 27-May 1, and at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 1-2. Tickets are $74. HARMONIC CONCERTS
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC28 A&E WEEK OF APRIL 8-14, 2010 BARRON COLLIER HIGH SCHOOL CHORAL DEPARTMENT HOSTSSunday, April 11, 20105:00 pm or 7:00 pm at Skillets Restaurant4170 Tamiami Trail North(Behind Wendys at Shady Rest Lane)The Barron Collier High School Choral Department will be hosting a fundraiser for their goal of going to Austria this summer. The students will be performing musical numbers planned for their trip while you dine on an Austrian inspired menu. Two seatings will be offered, 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm. A silent auction will also take place. Call now, seating is limited.$25.00For ticket information contact Maria Joyce (239) 597-3980 or firstname.lastname@example.org BARRON COLLIER HIGH SCHOOL CHORAL DEPARTMENT HOSTSThe Sound of Barron Austria Fest SUPPORT YOUR BCHS CHORUS SUMMER TOUR GOING OUT OF BUSINESS SALEWE ARE CLOSING! AND ALL MUST GO! HURRY! PRICES MARKED DOWN EVEN LOWER!DISCOUNTS ON ALL BAGS & ACCESSORIES NOW SAVE40-60%ON ALL POLEKAT GOLF EQUIPMENTWHILE SUPPLIES LAST. NO LIQUIDATORS!936-79774101 Colonial Blvd.2 miles west of I-75 Exit 136Store HoursMon-Fri 9:00-5:00Closed Sat & Sunwww.polekatgolf.com Verginas chefs prepare world-class, Italian inspired cuisine sure to please traditionalists, as well as those looking for that unique selection. 3 Course Dinner with a Glass of Wine $24.95Served 4:00-6:00pm Salad, Entree & Dessertwww.VerginaRestaurant.comDAILY LUNCH SPECIALS Served 11:30am till 4:00pm DAILY DINNER SPECIALS served 6:00pm till close LIQUOR PROMOTIONS AT THE BAR $2.00 daily 4:00pm -6:30pm LIVE ENTERTAINMENT NIGHTLY: Starting at 8:00pm DURING THE MONTH OF APRIL Custard glass usually is the color of egg custard, but collectors have added to the definition and now identify some glass as blue custard, custard with nutmeg stain and custard with painted roses or other decorations. The original catalogs from the companies that made custard glass called it Ivorina Verde (Heisey), Ivory decorated (Jefferson Glass Co.) or ivory and gold (Northwood Glass Co.). But it is difficult to tell real custard glass from glass of a similar color. Original custard glass was made in England about 1880. Most of the pieces were mugs, drinking glasses or novelties small pieces like toothpick holders or match holders. Many pieces were made to be souvenirs, so event or town names were added to the decoration. It was not until the 1890s that custard was made by Northwood Glass Co. of Indiana, Pa., the first maker in the United States. Northwood made some of the famous patterns collectors prefer today, including Inverted Fan & Feather and Chrysanthemum Sprig. The company used hand-painting, stains and gilding, and even produced blue custard, which was made using a different glass formula. At least 10 other companies made custard glass before 1930, and a few are making it today. It is easy to tell if any cream-colored glass you come across really is genuine custard glass. Get a black light, shine it on the glass and look for the luminous glow caused by the uranium in real custard glass. A Geiger counter will click near real custard glass. But dont worry. Little uranium was used, so the glass is not dangerous. Ms. Kovel answers your questions: Q: I bought a baby doll in the early 1960s from an antiques store in California. The dolls head is porcelain and her body cloth. Her closed mouth is set in a slight frown. Theres a copyright symbol on her neck followed by the words, by E.I. Horsman Co., Inc., made in Germany. What is she worth today? A: The mark on your doll is a clue to your dolls identity. Shes Horsmans Tynie Baby, one of the companys most popular dolls. Tynie Baby was made with a porcelain head and cloth body, like your doll, or with a composition head and cloth body. She also came in a smaller allporcelain version, and in 1950 was made in vinyl. Your porcelain-head doll is the most valuable of the Tynie Baby dolls and in perfect condition can sell for more than $650. E.I. Horsman Co. was founded in New York City in 1865. The company manufactured dolls, but also importedEverything you wanted to know about custard glassKOVELS: ANTIQUES Custar d gl assusua ll yist he c ol oro f eg g ot 19 g l cu o g l terryKOVEL email@example.com THE ENGLISH PUBNaples Oldest Authentic British Tavern EST. 1969Open for Lunch & Dinner 11am-8:30pm Late Nite Menu Early Bird Specials Every Day 3:30pm-5:30pm Happy Hour Daily 4pm-7pm Complimentary Hors dOeuvresLive Music Friday, 6pm-1:30am & Saturday 9pm-1:30amWednesdays Pirate Nite Hermit Crab Races Live Music 6:30pm Thursdays Quiz Nite with Darling Debz 8:30pm 2408 Linwood Avenue, East Naples 239-775-3727 www.naplesenglishpub.comNeil Diamond Dinner ShowSATURDAY MAY 8th 6:30pm Dinner 8:00pm Show $34.95pp 5-Course Wine Dinner 6:30pm J ust $34.95 ppSATURDAY APRIL 24th
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 8-14, 2010 C29 24041 S. TAMIAMI TRAIL, BONITA SPRINGS 239.390.3187 | WWW.ANGELINASOFBONITASPRINGS.COM Indulge. Its Italian, redefined. Daily Indulgence Therapy In Angelinas LoungeSunday Friday 5 6:30 p.m. Half-price appetizers and antipasti platters Half-price bottles of wine valued up to $150 Double your pleasure on selected beers and cocktails.Wake up with me on SundayCall melets do brunch! 11am-3pm AngelinaFrench dolls and German dolls. Yours was made in Germany. Q: Sixty-five years ago, when my family would visit my grandmother, it would be such a treat to get to use one of the teaspoons hanging from the rack around her silver sugar bowl. The large bowl with its attached 12-spoon rack always sat in the center of her dining table. The mark on each spoon is R. Wallace 6. Can you tell me something about its age and maker? A: Your grandmothers combination sugar bowl and spoon rack was made by R. Wallace & Sons Manufacturing Co., which was in business under that name in Wallingford, Conn., from 1871 until 1956. The mark indicates that the set is triple plate triple-plated silver. Combination sugar bowls and spoon racks were first made in the United States in 1874. Theyre favorites among spoon collectors and were made by many American silver companies until the 1920s. Q: Is it safe to wear cloisonne jewelry or even to keep cloisonne pieces in the house? I was told cloisonne is radioactive. A: Cloisonne does not present a radiation problem. Although pieces may make a Geiger counter click, the radiation is very small. It comes from the color used in the enamel. Youll get more radiation exposure from a smoke detector or some kinds of red brick. Q: I inherited a walnut secretarybookcase from my mother. The only mark I can find on it is on the locks. The mark is G. Bayer, Pat. Feb. 6, 1872. Does that mean the secretary is that old? A: Your secretary was made sometime after Feb. 6, 1872. And the mark relates only to the lock, not to the company that made your secretary. Joseph Loch of New York City actually filed for the patent on Feb. 10, 1882, and assigned the patent to himself and George Bayer, also of New York City. The patent was granted on Oct. 17, 1882. So either you read the date on your lock incorrectly or Mr. Bayer considered filing for the patent a decade before he and Mr. Loch finally did so. Tip: Graniteware and other enameled kitchenwares should be cleaned with water and baking soda. If necessary, use chlorine bleach. Terry Kovel answers as many questions as possible through the column. By sending a letter with a question, you give full permission for use in the column or any other Kovel forum. Names, addresses or e-mail addresses will not be published. We cannot guarantee the return of any photograph, but if a stamped envelope is included, we will try. The volume of mail makes personal answers or appraisals impossible. Write to Kovels, (Florida Weekly), King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019. COURTESY PHOTOThis Chrysanthemum Sprig master berry bowl, 5 by 8 by 10 inches, is referred to as blue custard. It sold at a Jeffrey S. Evans auction in Mt. Crawford, Va., for $127. OPEN DAILYLUNCH 11:30AM Till 4:00PM EVENING SPECIALS and REGULAR DINNER MENU 12NOON TILL 10:00PMFinest & fresh seafood, live maine Lobster, steaks, veal & prime ribSunday Morning Breakfast Buffet 8:00AM Till 1:00PM LUNCH 12:30PM TILL 4:00PM DINNER 4:00PM TILL 9:00PM Featuring Bobby Gideons Every Night Except Wednesday When The American Folk Trio PlaysLocated One Mile South on Collier Blvd., (SR 951) Between Marco Island and US 41 Gift Certificates Available Fine Foods Full Service Bar Live Entertainment nightly
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 8-14, 2010 A&E C31 The Best Homemade Food In Bonita! P 239.948.4123 Old 41 & Bernwood Parkway Homemade Specialties including eggs, omelets, pancakes, waf es, scrapple, homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, chili, Taylor pork roll, sausage gravy, creamed chipped beef, homecooked roast beef & turkey, and Real Philly cheesesteaks.Open Daily 7am to 3pmBreakfast Served all day Dine-In or Take Out THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 9 P.M. American Experience: Eyes on the Prize Awakenings 1954-1956 Fighting Back 1957-1962 Individual acts of courage inspire black Southerners to fight for their rights. States rights loyalists and federal authorities battle to integrate schools. FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 8:30 P.M. Connect! Living Green Sharing sustainability tips for family living; discovering practical ways to conserve water in your yard; and retrofitting your home to optimize energy efficiency. Hosted by Jim McLaughlin SATURDAY, APRIL 10, 9 P.M. As Time Goes ByJean and Lionel, who fell in love during the early 1950s, then went separate ways, try to rekindle their relationship 38 years later. SUNDAY, APRIL 11, 8 P.M. Nature: Moment of Impact: Jungle The latest technologies present a revolutionary look at the bioengineering of how animals work. This episode looks at jungle residents, both on the ground and in the forest canopy. 9 P.M. Masterpiece Classic: The Diary of Anne Frank The most accurate adaptation of Anne Franks moving account of life hiding from the Nazis stars newcomer Ellie Kendrick as a maturing teenager who undergoes an extraordinary ordeal. Iain Glen, Tamsin Greig and Felicity Jones co-star. Together with four others, the Frank family hides for two years in the back rooms of an Amsterdam business. MONDAY, APRIL 12, 8 P.M. Antiques Roadshow: Denver Hour 3Two circa-1958 prototype chairs designed by noted modernist George Nelson; a turn-of-the-century salesmans sample canoe; and a 1941 Martin guitar, played live on the radio by Cowboy Slim. TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 9 P.M. Frontline: Obamas DealHealth-care reform was the first big policy deal taken on by the Obama administration. Many say the president has bet the mid-term elections, possibly his presidency, on the outcome. This is a sobering expos of the realities of American politics. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 8 P.M. When Families Grieve Katie Couric and the Sesame Street Muppets help families cope with the death of a parent, presenting strategies that are child-appropriate and useful for the whole family. 9 P.M. Worse Than War Based on Daniel Goldhagens book, this is an exploration of the nature of modern genocide and ethnic cleansing. This week on WGCU TV CANVAS AND CLAYEXPLORE THE PROCESSAn Interactive Afternoon SUNDAY, APRIL 11, 2010 4:00pm 7:00pm ?? Ask The Artists ??EXIBITION CONTINUESFRIDAY, MARCH 19TH FRIDAY, APRIL 23RD 20109-5 MONDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY BY APPOINTMENT ONLY5353 JAEGER ROAD NAPLES FL 34109 239-594-1600 GEARYDESIGN.COM TAMIAMI TRAIL N. US-41 GOODLETTE-FRANK RD. JAEGER RD. TAYLOR ST. YAHL ST. SHIRLEY ST. AIRPORT PULLING RD.PINE RIDGE RD. SUZANNE FRENCH LUKERNative Landscape PaintingGAIL R. GEARYGraphic CeramicsWhat inspires you ? What are your biggest challenges ? What frustrates you? How do you handle your medium ? An open discussion on how they do what they do!THE GALLERY AT DESIGN
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC32 A&E WEEK OF APRIL 8-14, 2010 G ea t Momen s n O e aCall for tickets and information 239-770-8447www.mastersingersfm.com$20TicketsFORT MYERS SYMPHONICMASTERSINGERSSaturday, April 10 at 7:00PMMoorings Presbyterian Church, Naples and Sunday, April 11 at 4:00PMRiverside Church, Fort MyersVerdi Wagner Mozart Bizet Borodin Puccini Rossini Gilbert & SullivanJEFF FAUX, Artistic Director and ConductorMost Beloved Opera Choruses and AriaspresentWITH ORCHESTRA 489 Bayfront | 239.530.2225 www.tavernonthebay.net Where Goodlette Frank meets 41 in downtown Naples NEW HAPPY HOUR BAR Menu! Naples ONLY waterfront sports bar with the largest BIG SCREEN HD in SW FLORIDA $5 Offwith the purchase of any 2 lunch entrees.exp. 10/15/09 Tavern on the Bay Fun Fare Sports & Spirits Open 7 Days a Week Open 7 Days a Week $2 Drafts and $4 Wells Happy Hour THURSDAY PRICE PIZZA NIGHT STARTING AT 4 P.M. MONDAY 40 Wings $3 Margarita $5 Nachos BUILD YOUR OWN BURGER NIGHT! Our Famous Tavern Burgers starting at $3.99! TUESDAY 1/2 PRICE WEDNESDAY Wii Wednesdays! WII TOURNAMENTS with prizes every Wed 5-9pm HAPPY HOUR 7 Days a Week! 3-7pm GREAT SPECIALS! Major league baseball games every night! Wanderlust will cure your travel cravingsA limited number of seats are still available for the 21st annual Wanderlust travel auction and dining extravaganza Wednesday, April 14, at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. The evening includes a wine raffle; a balloon pop with restaurant, retail, local hotel and golf foursomes; a fishbowl of on-thespot donations; plus live and silent auctions for one-of-a-kind travel packages, world-class dining experiences, annual golf memberships, shopping sprees, spa treatments and much more. Hosted by Southwest Floridas major resorts, private clubs, restaurants and tourism partners, the auction benefits Florida Gulf Coast Universitys Resort & Hospitality Management program. New this year is a Wanderlust Girls Night Out sponsored by Saks Fifth Avenue at Bell Tower Shops. For a $50 donation to the RH&M program, guests will receive a ticket to a private event at Saks on Wednesday, April 28, featuring wine, hors doeuvres, fashion models and special offers. Wanderlust is the major fundraising event for the RH&M program, which is the fastest growing academic program at FGCU. Tickets are $250 per person. For additional information or to reserve a ticket, contact Karen Royal at 590-7742 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://cps. fgcu.edu/resort/wanderlust.html.Ball for Ronald McDonald CharitiesRonald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida will bring Toy Story to life at the annual Storybook Ball from 6-10:30 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida supports Ronald McDonald House on the campus of The Childrens Hospital of SWF, the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile and numerous grants and scholarships. For more information, call 437-0202 or visit www.RonaldMcHouse.com.Heart of Gold ball benefits heart associationThe 2010 Southwest Florida Heart of Gold Heart Ball for the American Heart Association takes place Saturday, April 24, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point. The formal evening, named by Gulfshore Life magazine as the 2009 Best of the Best Black Tie Event, includes dinner, dancing, silent auction and musicSAVE THE DATES
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 1-7, 2010 A&E C33 Of Naples Invite Us To Your Next Event & Well Do ALL The Cooking!In Lee & Collier Counties Call our Catering Manager at (239) 209-0940 Catering Services from 25 5,000 www.ribcity.com C Ca Ca Our Award Winning Baby Back Ribs, Chicken, Pork and Beef accompanied by our homemade Cole Slaw and Baked Beans can be brought to your event by our mobile char-grill.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 HouseAnthony HAIR I AM! by the Bill Allred Orchestra along with The Malones. For more information, call Jessica Hughes at the American Heart Association, 495-4912.Yabba Island Pirate BallThe Childrens Museum of Naples will reap the benefits from Culinary Concepts sixth annual Yabba Island Pirate Ball. The night of rollicking fun takes place Wednesday, April 28, at the Yabba Island Grill on Fifth Avenue South. Live auction highlights include: golf at Seminole in Juno Beach, Fla., and National in Southampton, N.Y.; the chance for your child to be featured in the inaugural Cmon calendar, shot by Heather Donlan Photography; a trip to New York City and a behind-the-scenes tour of the Teen Vogue offices; and several VIP wine dinners. Treasure chests will also be sold, with each holding a special bounty and one holding the key to nearly $15,000 worth of Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry. Tickets are $350 per person and can be purchased at www.KarmaClub.net. Lawrence foundation lunch at The RitzActor, author, mental health and substance abuse activist and member of the famed Kennedy family Christopher Kennedy Lawford will be the keynote speaker at a luncheon to benefit the David Lawrence Foundation on Thursday, April 29, at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. Mr. Lawford will also attend a VIP patron party for sponsors at a private residence in Naples the evening before the luncheon. In an honest portrayal of life as a Kennedy, Mr. Lawford will share intimate details about his deep and long descent into near-fatal drug and alcohol addiction, and his path back to the sobriety he has preserved for the past 20 years. Luncheon tickets are $250 per person, $1,000 per VIP guest and $2,500 per table of 10. For more information, call 354-1516 or e-mail email@example.com.Save a dance for Make-A-WishDance the night away at the Make-AWish Foundation of Southern Floridas Wishmakers Ball. The fourth annual Dancing with the Stars starts at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs. Local celebrities and socialites will recreate famous dance moments in cinematic history. The gala will also feature cocktails, hors doeuvres, dinner and silent and live auctions. Individual tickets are $175 and tables of 10 are $1,600. Opportunities for sponsorships, auction donations and volunteering are also available. For more information, contact Connie Martin at 992-9474 or firstname.lastname@example.org. SAVE THE DATES
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C38 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 8-14, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Early Bird$24 from 4PM to 6PMLate Bird$24 from 9PM to Close (Three courses with one glass of wine) EVERY DAY LIVE PIANO & VIOLIN from 4pm to 6pmTo Go Menu get 10% off 300 Fifth Ave. South, Naples, Florida 239 262 4044 www.naples.bicegroup.com 2 for 1 2 for 1 Join us for Happy Hour (on selected drinks) Every day from 4 to 6 complimentary buffet & LIVE PIANO AND VIOLIN A growing number of California winemakers are deciding that bigger isnt better and are honing their businesses to cater to niches in the market. As often happens in the winter, some of these winemakers have visited Southwest Florida of late and I had a chance to talk with them and sample their wares.Heres a little of what two had to say:James MacPhailSequana Vineyards, Sebastopol, Calif.Sequana makes three single-vineyard pinot noirs and nothing else. I make pinot noir because it is my favorite wine, says James McPhail. I want to make one wine and make it well. It takes a different mindset to make pinot noir; I dont think I could make a cabernet sauvignon. He released the first vintage in 2007, with Sarmento from Santa Lucia and Dutton Ranch and Sundawg Ridge from the Russian River Valley. In all, he produced 5,000 cases. We have a gentle process for making wine that preserves maximum fruit and flavor, he says. This winery was built for producing pinot noir only. The gentle process includes handpicked grapes, cold-soaked for maximum flavor and color, and use of small open vat fermentation, exposing the must (freshly pressed grape juice) to the native yeasts. Elevating the vats allows the juice to move into the barrels using gravity flow. They use inert gas to gently move wine from the barrel to avoid bruising it. Locals who tasted the wines each had their favorites. Nancy Zwicke of Naples likes the Sundawg Ranch. It has pronounced berry aroma and flavors, and a nice long finish, she says. Her companion, Margaret Moore of Naples, liked the Sundawg Ridge but prefers the Dutton Ranch. I think they are so similar, but the Sundawg is more money, she says. I would save the extra $10 and buy the Dutton Ranch. Sarmento Vineyard Pinot Noir 2007 has bing cherry and spice aroma and flavors, with a touch of terroir on its long lingering finish. About $35. Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir 2007 has deep wild berry, cherry and strawberry flavors with soft tannins and good acidity providing balance on the long finish. About $42. Sundawg Ridge Pinot Noir 2007 offers layers of wild berry, bing cherry, cranberries and hints of spice on the long, soft finish. About $52.Bob BromanBroman Cellars, St. HelenaAfter working for big wineries such as Stags Leap Wine Cellars and Concannon, Bob Broman started his own operations in Napa in the 1990s. We are a small winery, says Mr. Broman, and I never want to make over 7,500 cases. My goal is to make threepart wines; wines that have a beginning, middle and an end. I want them to have luxurious rich aromas and flavors that will give you a wonderful experience. Originally he made a number of varietals; cabernet sauvignon, merlot, syrah, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc. But he eventually narrowed it down to three: cabernet sauvignon, syrah and sauvignon blanc. It was too much, he says. I wanted just three wines, to concentrate on those. Cabernet is my best wine. I thought about the second red wine. Did I want to make a merlot, a little brother to the cabernet? Or should I make syrah, more like a distant cousin, with different flavors? I only wanted to make one white. My wife drinks white wine but does not like chardonnay. We are a small winery, and so you have to drink what you dont sell, and my wife was not going to drink the chardonnay. Frank Pulice of Austins Wine Cellars recently attended a vertical tasting of five vintages of the Broman cabernet sauvignon. The wines expressed what Mother Nature did with each vintage, says Mr. Pulice. Wines from the warmer vintages had dark and unctuous stone fruit flavors. Broman Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2004 is full of rich flavors and aromas, of ripe fruit, with soft, well-integrated tannins and a touch of oak. About $50. Broman Syrah Napa Valley 2004 is full-bodied, big and jammy with a touch of spice on the long finish. About $25. Broman Sauvignon Blanc 2008 is a nonoaked white with fresh apricot and citrus with bright acidity and lingering finish. About $20. AibfClifi i n an bu p m jimMcCRACKEN email@example.com Boutique wineries supply great small-batch offerings VINOMACPHAIL NEAPOLITAN WOOD FIRED PIE Our Pizza is a mastery of flavor and an age old tradition using original pizza culinary techniques that were started in Naples Italy more than 200 years ago Indoor / Outdoor Dining Serving Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week
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Its not a trip to the mall. Its a methodical, step-by-step process requiring planning, time, e ort and attention to details. Here are some guidelines for beginners, especially rst-time home buyers -assuming youve already laid the groundwork by inspecting your credit report. Inspecting your credit report and getting it in the best shape possible is your rst step to the best mortgage. In todays tight money world it behooves you to take the time necessary to carefully scrutinize your credit report and credit score to be prepared to explain to creditors any dings you cant x. Shop around for a mortgage from a variety of sources to determine whats available. Shop mortgage brokers, mortgage lenders, banks and credit unions. Dont forget to examine your local and state mortgage programs as well as community service and housing agency mortgages and mortgage assistance programs. Obtain all loan cost information, not just the monthly mortgage payment and annual percentage rate (APR). Check the cost of points (in dollar amounts, not just number of points), broker fees, origination fees, underwriting fees, administrative costs, mortgage insurance, yield spread premiums, commissions, escrow and closing costs -each and every cost associated with your mortgage. You need these numbers to make a fair comparison. Get an explanation for every fee you dont understand. Use the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporations (FDIC) Mortgage Shopping Worksheet to help keep your costs in check. Check the loan terms for a variety of loans. Know what down payment youll need, the term of the loan, whether the loan is a xed rate mortgage (FRM) or an adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) and the speci c terms of each. For ARMs, ask for the beginning rate, when and how o en adjustments occur, how much adjustments could cost, and the ARMs ceiling rate. Be aggressive. Prepare to negotiate with the information youve gathered on the mortgage worksheet. e more information you have about each loan the move negotiating leverage youll have. A pristine credit record can also give you an edge. Look particularly to quibble over points, yield spread premiums and other brokers fees or commissions. Dont be afraid to ask the lender or broker to waive or reduce one or more of its fees or to agree to a lower rate or fewer points. Make sure the lender or broker isnt just lowering one fee to raise another or lowering the rate to raise points. eres also no harm in asking lenders or brokers if they can give better terms than the original ones they quoted to you, especially if youve found better terms elsewhere. Once you are satis ed with the terms you have negotiated, consider a written lock-in from the lender or broker. e lock-in should include the rate that you have agreed upon, the period the lock-in lasts, the number of points to be paid and a lock on as many other costs and terms as possible. Also seek a written loan commitment that guarantees you the terms and costs youve locked. A loan commitment puts you ahead of the pack in the eyes of the home seller who wants to sell quickly.Copyright 2004 Realty Times. All Rights Reserved First-Timers Guide To Mortgage Shopping www.LevitanMcQuaid.comwww.LevitanMcQuaid.com APRIL 8-14, 2010Copyright: The contents of the Levitan-McQuaid Real Estate Services Weekly are copyright 2010. No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Levitan-McQuaid Real Estate Services. HOT BARTi any Mcuaid(239) firstname.lastname@example.org HUNT FOR HOUSES!OPEN SATURDAY, APRIL 10TH FROM 1-4PM OPEN SUNDAY, APRIL 11TH FROM 1-4PMTWIN EAGLES12020 Covent Garden Ct, #401$299,900 Kim Boyer 784-4401 TWIN EAGLES 11405 Golden Eagle Ct $2,490,000 Pam Maher 877-9521 BERMUDA PALMS4925 Sandra Bay Drive, #102$149,000 Molly Begor 518-572-6204 LONGSHORE LAKE 11113 Phoenix Way $789,900 Sandy Sims 595-2969 BONITA FARMS 27181 Mora Road $299,000 Ross Valenza 248-4821 TWIN EAGLES 11405 Golden Eagle Ct. $2,490,000 Janet Carter 821-8067 TWIN EAGLES 11910 Heatherwoods Ct. $590,000 Pam Maher 877-9521 TWIN EAGLES 11637 Talon Drive $2,250,000 Kim Boyer 784-4401 PELICAN BAY 805 Bentwater Cir, #102 $549,900 Sandy Sims 595-2969 SHADOW WOOD AT THE BROOKS 10024 Orchid Ridge Lane $1,299,000 Ross Valenza 248-4821 QUAIL CREEK ESTATES Pick Up Map at Gate Tiffany McQuaid 287-6308 QUAIL WEST Pick Up Map at Gate Steve Levitan 269-4700 FLOCK TO QUAIL CREEK ESTATES!SUN, APRIL 11TH 12-3 PM 10 HOMES OPEN Stop by for Lunch! d 8 m o o yo o yo o o o o yo o o o o yo yo o yo o o o yo o o o y y y y y y y y y y y y u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u v v v
Real Knowledge. Real Commitment. Real Results.Linda Anderson (239) 293-0284 Molly Begor (518) 572-6204 Kim Boyer (239) 784-4401 Carl Brewer (239) 269-3757 Carol Baker (847) 421-5068Roseanne Brennan(239) 293-2327 Janet Carter (239) 821-8067 Gail DeFrancesca (239) 216-6296 Julie Dixon (239) 269-5701 Don Lasch (239) 285-6413 Sandy Lasch (239) 285-6413 Chris Lecca (239) 776-5423 Diane Lecca (239) 776-2977 Ann Levitan (239) 290-5454 Steve Levitan (239) 269-4700 Lucy Maglione (239) 248-0221 Pam Maher (239) 877-9521 Tiffany McQuaid (239) 287-6308 Laurie Shea (603) 799-3400 Sandy Sims (239) 595-2969 Ross Valenza (239) 248-4821 Is NOW the Time to Buy?View these listings and more at: www.TiffanyMcQuaid.com Tiffany McQuaid 239-287-6308 email@example.com 13102 Valewood Drive QUAIL CREEK ESTATES $2,250,000 12997 Coco Plum Lane QUAIL CREEK ESTATES WAS $1,875,000 Now $1,495,000! 13087 Pond Apple Dr. E. QUAIL CREEK ESTATES WAS $1,987,450 NOW $1,750,000! 4355 Silver Fox Drive QUAIL CREEK ESTATES $1,310,000 13088 Pond Apple Dr. W. QUAIL CREEK ESTATES WAS $1,150,000 now $995,000! 4388 Pond Apple Drive N. Quail Creek Estates $1,449,950 4256 Silver Fox Drive Quail Creek Estates WAS $1,399,000 NOW $1,250,000!Any Questions? 12079 WICKLOW LANE TWIN EAGLES $924,900 11650 Quail Village Way QUAIL CREEK VILLAGE WAS $429,900 NOW $419,000! 11432 Quail Village Way QUAIL CREEK VILLAGE $594,900 4749 Turnstone Court LONGSHORE LAKE WAS $595,000 NOW $560,000! 11477 Night Heron Drive LONGSHORE LAKE WAS $469,000 NOW $418,500! 1059 Linnet Lane LONGSHORE LAKE was $332,500 Now $319,000! 11536 Quail Village Way QUAIL CREEK VILLAGE $425,000 11802 Quail village way QUAIL VILLAGE WAY $415,000 2565 ASPEN CREEK LANE #102 HUNTINGTON LAKES $255,000 15100 Summit Place Circle summit place $375,000 TURNKEY 13102 bald cypress Lane QUAIL CREEK ESTATES $1,725,000 12888 Coco Plum Lane QUAIL CREEK ESTATES $1,175,000 sold for $1,175,000 12887 Valewood Drive QUAIL CREEK ESTATES $525,000 sold for $475,000 SOLD SOLD SOLD12985 white violet Drive QUAIL CREEK ESTATES $1,599,000 Sold for $1,440,000I sell when people are buying and I buy when people are desperate Warren BuffetBuy when there is blood on the streets! John D. RockefellerThe $7,500 tax credit for rst-time buyers expires in a few months!Interest rates are lower than they have been in years, you can still get a mortgage until it changes.This is the market that people will look back 2-3 years from now and say I wish I had bought then! Darryl DavisS ingle-family home sales in October increased 65 percent overall, with 205 in October 2008 compared to 124 in October 2007. Naples Area Board of RealtorsThe large selection of homes is dwindling down, NEG OTI AT E N OW!Florida Home Sales 50% higher from a year ago! Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist NAR NEW LISTING PENDING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING 4488 SILVER FOX Drive QUAIL CREEK ESTATES $2,425,000 PENDING NEW LISTING View these listings and more at: www.TianyMcQuaid.com Ti an y McQuaid 23 928 763 08 firstname.lastname@example.org 13102 Valewood Drive QUAIL CREEK ESTATES $2,250,000 12997 Coco Plum Lane QUAIL CREEK ESTATES WAS $1,875,000 Now $1,495,000! 13087 Pond App le Dr. E. QUAIL CREEK ESTATES WAS $1,987,450 NOW $1,750,000! 4355 Silver Fox Drive QUAIL CREEK ESTATES $1,310,000 13088 Pond App le Dr. W. QUAIL CREEK ESTATES WAS $1,150,000 now $995,000! 4388 Pond App le Drive N. Quail Creek Estates $1,449,950 4256 Silver Fox Drive Quail Creek Estates WAS $1,399,000 NOW $1,250,000! 12079 WICKLOW LANE TWIN EAGLES $924,900 11650 Quail Village Way QUAIL CREEK VILLAGE WAS $429,900 NOW $419,000! 11432 Quail Village Way QUAIL CREEK VILLAGE $594,900 4749 Turnstone Court LONGSHORE LAKE WAS $595,000 NOW $560,000! 11477 Night Heron Drive L ON GSHO RE LAKE WAS $469,000 NOW $418,500 1059 Linnet Lane LONGSHO RE LAKE was $332,500 Now $319,000! 11536 Quail Village Way QUAIL CREEK VILLAGE $425,000 11802 Quail village way QUAIL VILLAGE WAY $415,000 2565 ASPEN CREEK LANE #102 HUNTINGTON LAKES $255,000 15100 Summit Place Circle summit place $375,000 TURNKEY 13102 bald cypress Lane QUAIL CREEK ESTATES $1,725,000 12888 Coco Plum Lane QUAIL CREEK ESTATES $1,175,000 sold for $1,175,000 12887 Valewood Drive QUAIL CREEK ESTATES $525,000 sold for $475,000SOLD SOLD SOLD12985 white violet Drive QUAIL CREEK ESTATES $1,599,000 Sold for $1,440,000I se ll wh en peopl e are bu yi ng a nd I buy whe n pe op le ar e des pe rate W ar r en Buf fe tB uy wh en there is bl ood on the s tr eet s! J ohn D Roc kefelle rFirst-time Homebuyer Tax Credit Expires SOON!In te re st ra te s are low er than th ey h ave been in y ea rs y ou ca n s ti l l get a mortgage un til it c ha ng es.Th is is t he ma r ke t tha t peo p le will l oo k b ac k 23 ye ars fr om n o w a nd sa y I wish I had b ough t t he n! D ar ryl D avi sOverall Pending Sales increased 62% in February 2010!N aples Ar ea Boa r d o f R eal t or sT he la rg e sel e ct ion of h omes is dw i nd l ing d o wn NE GOTIAT E NOW!F lorida H ome Sal es 50 % higher f r om a year ago Law r ence Y un C hief E conomist NA RNEW LISTINGPENDINGNEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING 4488 SILVER FOX Drive QUAIL CREEK ESTATES $2,425,000PENDINGNEW LISTING Call Us Today!Any Questions?
Quail West QUAIL WESTWe live in Quail West We play in Quail West We sell in Quail West uail West: From I 75, take Bonita Beach Road (exit 116) 1/2 mile east to Bonita Grande, uail West: From I 75, take Bonita Beach Road (exit 116) 1/2 mile east to Bonita Grande, turn right (south) and follow road to Main Gatehouse. turn right (south) and follow road to Main Gatehouse. Direct: (239) 269 4700 and O ce: (239) 594 5555 6524 Highcro Drive 6524 Highcro Drive $1,595,000 $1,595,000 4661 Idylwood Lane 4661 Idylwood Lane $1,375,000 $1,375,000 4172 Brynwood Drive 4172 Brynwood Drive $1,795,000 $1,795,000 5927 Burnham Road 5927 Burnham Road $1,495,000 $1,495,000 SOLD SOLD SOLD 5000 Groveland Terrace 5000 Groveland Terrace $1,795,000 $1,795,000 6435 Highcro Drive 6435 Highcro Drive $1,495,000 $1,495,000 UNDER CONTRACT 6265 Highcro Drive 6265 Highcro Drive $1,850,000 $1,850,000 RACT 4549 Brynwood Drive 4549 Brynwood Drive $1,595,000 $1,595,000 4484 Wayside Drive 4484 Wayside Drive $2,375,000 $2,375,000 4484 Brynwood Drive 4484 Brynwood Drive $2,395,000 $2,395,000 4430 Wayside Drive 4430 Wayside Drive $2,495,000 $2,495,000 13710 Pondview Circle 13710 Pondview Circle $2,795,000 $2,795,000 $1,995,000 $1,995,000 28901 Cavell Terrace 28901 Cavell Terrace $1,895,000 $1,895,000 4436 Brynwood Drive 4436 Brynwood Drive $1,995,000 $1,995,000 6357 Highcro Drive 6357 Highcro Drive $1,995,000 $1,995,000 13621 Pondview Circle 13621 Pondview Circle $9,950,000 $9,950,000 SOLD SOLD 28871 Cavell Terrace 28871 Cavell Terrace $2,795,000 $2,795,000 6241 Highcro Drive 6241 Highcro Drive $2,795,000 $2,795,000 28870 Cavell Terrace 28870 Cavell Terrace $2,995,000 $2,995,000 4300 Brynwood Drive 4300 Brynwood Drive $6,900,000 $6,900,000 SOLD