ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 15 MINUTES A6 PETS OF THE WEEK A22 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B7-8 REAL ESTATE B9 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6 & 7 FILM REVIEW C11 SOCIETY C23-25 CUISINE C27 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE www.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. II, No. 33 FREE WEEK OF MAY 20-26, 2010 POSTAL CUSTOMER DATED MATERIAL REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: MAY 20, 2010 Hope for Haiti packs 286,000 meals for storm seasonHundreds of volunteers of all ages pitched in when Hope for Haiti held a Kids Against Hunger of Southwest Florida meal-packing event at Naples High School earlier this month. In four hours, the group assembled 286,000 meals enough to fill a 40-foot container in preparation for hurricane season on the impoverished, earthquake-stricken Caribbean island. The meals consisted of rice, soy, vegetables and beans carefully measured, combined and packaged in plastic bags. Not only is Hope for Haiti still working on earthquake recovery, but the organization is now also focusing on emergency preparedness as the June 1 start of hurricane season approaches. Hope for Haiti has partnered with Kids Against Hunger of Southwest Florida for the past couple of years. The recent meal-packing project was the largest and most successful held to date. A Naples-based charitable organization, Hope for Haiti has been committed to serving the Haitian people for more than 20 years with the mission to improve the quality of life for the Haitian people, particularly children, through education, nutrition and health care. In addition to supporting ongoing education, nutrition and health-care programsTHE NAPLES ZOO AT CARIBBEAN GARDENS/ COURTESY PHOTO PLIGHT PANTHER FOR THE FLORIDA CAT, THE HOPE OF PRESERVATION FADES BY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ oridaweekly.com ERHAPS YOUVE SEEN ONE. IN FACT, YOUVE PROBABLY SEEN ONE, BUT indirectly, without recognizing the signs. This is Floridas state animal, after all, a tawny, feline package of braided muscle, predatory instinct and need the need for vast tapestries of untouched terrain. Once, it required no specific designation as a Florida panther, a.k.a. Felis concolor coryi. It was simply known as the eastern cougar, with a range from SEE PANTHER, A8 SEE HAITI, A11 110 110 1973 1973 15 15 200 200THE ESTIMATED FLORIDA PANTHER POPULATION CONGRESS PASSES ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT YEARS THE AVERAGE PANTHER CAN LIVEBY THE NUMBERSSQUARE MILES NECESSARY FOR EACH MALE TO INHABIT TO AVOID TERRITORIAL FIGHTS TO THE DEATH SOURCES: WWW. FLORIDAPANTHERNET. ORG, WWW.LIBRARY. FWS.GOV, WWW. PANTHERSOCIETY.ORG P Fun at CityFestSee who kicked up their heels at Tin City, and more. C23-25 Heere, kitty, kittyIts not hard to find kittens this time of year. A16 Mopping upSouthwest Floridas multi-million dollar cleaning business is still strong. B1 Good readsConsidering the matter of how we pick books, plus two lists for summer. C1 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY________________________COURTESY PHOTOThe meals came together in assembly-line fashion.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 20-26, 2010 FT MYERS 239-939-7446 NAPLES 239-566-1000ADVANCESOLAR.COM lic #CVC056664This upgrade allows you to access the performance of your system online and track how much electricity is being createdAll when you buy a new Solar Electric SystemLearn more at AdvanceSolar.comMust purchase by May 31, 2010 FREE Performance Monitoring System (Up to a $1,000 Value) T T h h h i i d ll t th f Take Control Of Your Eletric Bill T T Roger, I really enjoyed your column on guns. I can relate to those times cause that was my childhood gun experience too. As to the Kel-Tec (and others of its ilk), I essentially agree. My major concern is, when we start outlawing certain categories of guns, where will the politicians and bureaucrats stop? I am a former history teacher and high school principal and an admitted gun enthusiast. I enjoy collecting and shooting antique firearms, and one of my pets is an early M-1 Garand. It is a very small step from outlawing the Kel-Tec to making my M-1 illegal as well. I can cite the examples of the United Kingdom and Australia, where creeping gun control has had a negative effect on violent crime, and law-abiding citizens have had legitimate firearms confiscated without compensation. What appalls me is that individuals who are of questionable background are STILL able to procure the kind of firearms we are discussing, despite strict gun laws such as we have here in New York. Last year, a recent New York immigrant who barely spoke English and with a history of mental instability was able to legally obtain a semi-automatic pistol, which he subsequently used to massacre a number of people at a community center in Binghamton. That, despite having to (supposedly) go through a full background check and appear before a judge before obtaining a handgun permit! It seems to me the right laws are now there, but lax or incompetent enforcement allows such individuals access to such weapons such as you discuss. So the question becomes how can we intelligently control those weapons without resorting to Draconian measures? Given a free rein, as we have seen over and over, politicians will take the path of least resistance, crafting laws which are not only ineffective but often counterproductive! A REAL intellectual dialogue is sorely needed. Both sides of this discussion need to drop the tired rhetoric and get on with the job! Thanks for your well formulated commentary. By the way, we are now part-time Florida residents and I look forward to reading more of your excellent columns! Craig Deidrick Roger, I wholeheartedly agree with and enjoyed your article. It reminded me of my own boyhood in upstate New York, where you could get a small-game hunting license at age 14. Growing up in a small rural town in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in the early 1950s, it was quite normal to walk the streets leading to the wooded areas and farms with your .22 in hand, and return the same way with a rabbit or squirrel over your shoulder, if you were lucky. And it wasnt uncommon for a neighbor, upon seeing you passing by, to cheer your good fortune and jokingly ask for a share. What a wonderful freedom that was. Thanks for triggering a flood of treasured memories of such times, both private as well as shared with others.Our personal right to own an AK-47 or a Kel-Tec sub-rifle 2000, I think, has been at the expense of the special kind of moments you and I were privileged to have. Tony Penge Roger, I seriously must question your emphatic, No, of course not, when it comes to owning the Kel-Tec sub-rifle 2000. My question is, should the Jewish residents of the late 1930s in Germany have owned a Kel-Tec? I believe power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely! Our founding fathers knew this and it is for this reason alone that they felt that the populous in general should remain armed. Custer visited Sitting Bull at the order of the government, and Sitting Bulls only shortcoming was that he didnt own a Kel-Tec sub-rifle 2000. If you disarm the people, the government no longer has to respect them ask the North Koreans. Roy Broyles Roger, I have enjoyed your column but not always agreed with your stance but thats a good thing. However, this column is a little too much. It parrots the gun control people out there. A gun is a gun; you can kill a person with a .22 as quickly as you can with a .50 caliber. To start deciding (that) a particular gun/caliber is not necessary for the type of hunting is really no ones business, and avoids the issue of the Second Amendment. When I was in grade school in North Florida (wont say how long ago that was), my friend and I rode our bikes to school with 12-gauge shotguns strapped to the handlebars. We would wrap our shotguns in oilcloth and leave them in the bushes across the street from the elementary school (second grade, do the math). After school, we hunted quail and squirrels, and we were expected to contribute to the dinner table. Could we have gotten by with 20-gauge shotguns? Of course. But thats not the point. Its not the caliber or type of gun its whats behind the gun that makes the difference. Paul Dover P.S. I grew up near Black Creek south of Jacksonville. When my cousin and I were in our early teens, we would save up our money, hitch a ride to the end of the city bus line in south Jacksonville and catch the bus to downtown. Then wed go to the old Sears store, and in the tool department there were wooden barrels full of Mauser and Springfield rifles on sale for $10 each. We would buy as many as we could carry, catch the bus back and then hitch a ride back home. We would spend the winter repairing and refinishing the rifles and then sell them, for $50, in the summer in time for deer and hog season. Can you imagine doing that today? Times have changed. COMMENTARY Readers respond rogerWILLIAMS firstname.lastname@example.org
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No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.333.2135 or visit us on the web at www.floridaweekly.com and click on subscribe today.One year mailed subscriptions are available for $29.95. MOMENTS IN TIME On May 20, 1506, the great Italian explorer Christopher Columbus dies in Valladolid, Spain. Columbus, and most others, greatly underestimated the worlds size. In 1492, Columbus sighted Cuba, which he thought was mainland China, and in December he landed on Hispaniola, which he thought might be Japan. On May 21, 1927, American pilot Charles A. Lindbergh lands at Le Bourget Field in Paris, successfully completing the first solo, nonstop transAtlantic flight. The flight of the Spirit of St. Louis between New York and Paris took 33 hours. Six men had died attempting the same flight. On May 22, 1958, American singer Jerry Lee Lewis arrives in England as a newly married man, with his pretty young wife in tow. Within days, it was revealed that his new wife, Myra Gail Lewis, was actually only 13 years old and was his first cousin once removed. On May 23, 1934, famed fugitives Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker are killed when police ambush their car near Sailes, La. They died in a twominute fusillade of 167 bullets. Michelle Obama might want more public focus on childhood obesity -her big crusade -but she is finding a lot more interest in her wardrobe. It was ever thus. Eleanor Roosevelt frumpy with all her furs and jewels complained: Sometimes I feel like I am dressing the Washington Monument. When gray-haired, matronly Bess Truman got a new poodle haircut, it was the talk of the town at the time. Bess Truman!Of course, the real trendsetter emulated by younger women across the country was Jacqueline Kennedy, with her sleeveless dresses and pillbox hats.On the 1960 campaign trail, when John F. Kennedy ran for the presidency, Jackie complained that some people thought she was wearing mink underwear because of the spotlight on her fashion taste. Make no mistake, she loved dressing for evening affairs, topped by a tiara. Jackie loved high fashion and helped put designer Oscar de la Renta on the map. Its important to the fashion industry to have a first lady who keeps up with Fifth Avenue. Enamored with France and its haute couture, she used to sneak French fashions into the White House, shipped under her secretarys name. President Kennedy, noting all the interest in his wife during a trip to France, famously quipped: Im the man who accompanied Jacqueline Kennedy to Paris. Mrs. Kennedy did a lot to transform the White House into its colonial-era elegance. The impact of her stylishness is long-remembered. Years after she moved out of the White House and established her family in a new high-end apartment in New York, a comedian quipped: What does Jackie do when the stores close? Actually, Mrs. Kennedy did a lot, helping to preserve Grand Central Station and the Metropolitan Opera House, and working for Random House, the publishing company. Pat Nixon and Rosalynn Carter had the slimmest figures and were easier to dress. Both had conservative tastes, with Pat Nixon famously aware of her perceived political imperative to wear a cloth coat. Some first ladies felt they could not be seen in the same dress more than a couple of times. Then there always are photographers. Barbara Bush liked to use the White House outdoor swimming pool, and a photograph of her wearing a swimsuit that had seen better days wound up in the newspapers. Her childrens reaction was: Oh, Mother! Barbara Bush and her daughter-in-law Laura Bush made no splash with their apparel and stuck to mostly conservative and tailored wardrobes. Michelle Obama has made the cover of several slick magazines, such as Vogue and Vanity Fair. She also has promoted little-known fashion designers, giving them the spotlight they need, including Jason Wu and Prabal Gurung, newcomers to the Washington scene. But she has been able to sell the substance of her healthy-eating concern, with a special focus on childhood nutrition. She even started a vegetable garden on the South Lawn of the White House. She practices what she preaches, and denies her family weekend desserts from the fabulous White House pastry kitchen. On Tuesday, the first lady unveiled the White House report on childhood obesity, aimed at arming parents with more nutritional information and getting more healthful foods in schools. Too often, teachers in poor neighborhoods have had to dig into their own pockets when they know their students have not had breakfast. Yes, there is hunger even in affluent America. In my experience, if a first lady takes an interest in a cause, it will take off in the country. But it wont wipe out fascination with what she is wearing. Thats life. helenTHOMAS Special to Florida Weekly Ms. Obama focuses on healthy foodOPINION How often does the Office of Policy Planning and Research, United States Department of Labor produce anything worth reading, let alone a report that reverberates 45 years later? Such was the brilliance of Assistant Secretary of Labor Daniel Patrick Moynihan that it happened once, when he wrote his prescient 1965 report, The Negro Family: The Case for National Action. He wrote it on a typewriter over a few weeks and had the publications office in the basement of the Labor Department print 100 of them, marked For Official Use Only. The report sparked a furor of continuing relevance, as James T. Patterson recounts in his new book, Freedom Is Not Enough: The Moynihan Report and Americas Struggle Over Black Families From LBJ to Obama. The late Mr. Moynihan, whose father abandoned his family, believed that the richest inheritance any child can have is a stable, loving, disciplined family life. He wanted to create a sense of urgency about the fact that black children were disproportionately denied this inheritance. Black out-of-wedlock births had increased from 18 percent in 1950 to 23.6 percent in 1963. (The figure for whites was still just 3.07 percent). In central Harlem, 43 percent of births to nonwhite women were out of wedlock. In the inner city, Mr. Moynihan wrote, the center of the tangle of pathology is the weakness of the family structure. In what became known as Moynihans scissors, he noted that illegitimate births had stopped tracking with the unemployment rate; instead, as unemployment fell, out-of-wedlock births continued to rise. Illegitimacy had developed a dynamic all its own. Mr. Moynihan had written from an unassailably liberal perspective, hoping to spur a new chapter in government activism. No matter. He had run up against a new liberal taboo. At a White House-organized civil-rights conference, Mr. Moynihans report disappeared down the memory hole. As an administration official told Mr. Moynihan, The family is not an action topic for a can-do conference. Eventually elected to the Senate from New York, Sen. Moynihan became a voice in the wilderness on the most important social trend in our time. By 1970, the out-of-wedlock birthrate had climbed to 38 percent among blacks, and was rising across all groups. Young, lower-class black women in the 1960s, Mr. Patterson writes, had formed the leading edge of broad-based, long-term changes in family formation. By 2008, the situation circa 1963 looked positively Cleaver-esque. The black outof-wedlock birthrate hit 72.3 percent; for everyone, it was 40.6 percent. This is a slow-moving social catastrophe. According to Brookings Institution scholars Ron Haskins and Isabel Sawhill, the poverty rate of married-couple families is five times lower than for female-headed families with children. There is one unmistakable lesson in American history, Mr. Moynihan wrote, a community that allows a large number of men to grow up in broken families, dominated by women, never acquiring any stable relationship to male authority, never acquiring rational expectations about the future that community asks for and gets chaos. Its a statement just as true and nearly as unwelcome as it was four decades ago Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.The continuing family breakdownBY RICH LOWRY
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 20-26, 2010 15 MINUTES At 97, Shermans a bon vivant and an inspirationA favorite old adage says theres a story in everyone. If only we could take the time to tell it, because the tale might enrich the lives of others. My adage applies to the life of Sherman Farwell, a full-time resident of Naples for almost 30 years, and a daily visitor along the Park Shore Boulevard beach. Among a growing circle of beach regulars, hes simply Sherman. Everyone who meets him is immediately struck by his physical prowess and good looks and thats before they learn that Sherman is almost 97 years old. Tanned and lean, he proudly displays a 180-pound athletic frame as he makes his way down the beach at a steady stride between 7:30 and 9:30 a.m. every day, all year round (weather permitting). He completes his regimen with a 30-minute swim in the Gulf and then sits on the beach, holding court and greeting friends and acquaintances while keeping a keen eye out for birds and dolphins. A picture of blessed health, Sherman doesnt need any hearing aid, has no physical ailments and takes no medicines, save a few vitamins. Seven years ago, he set out and lost 45 pounds in six months by following the South Beach Diet. Today he weighs the same as he did when he got married in 1936. Until recently, his daily walks covered more than five miles. His knees not being what they used to be, however, hes had to cut back to about 1 miles. Born and raised in Danbury, Conn., Sherman worked for 64 years, always out of doors. He labored first as a nurseryman, then as a sawyer and finally as a well driller. Unlike my oldest brother Alan, who graduated from the University of Connecticut, I never liked school that much, he teases. He speaks with pride about his long and productive working life from which he retired in 1977, relocating to Naples in 1982 with his childhood sweetheart and loving wife Ruth. I even courted her as a young man on a horse that someone had given me. I rode all the way from Greenwich to Danbury, Conn., around 40 miles, I believe. Ruth died in her sleep at age 92 on July 3, 2003, and Sherman has adjusted well to living alone since. His eyes sparkle when he recounts his happy marriage of 67 years or speaks about his only daughter, Carol, his two grandchildren, Josh and Laura, and his two great-grandchildren, Kayleigh and Nick. His favorite outing is breakfast at Mels Diner on the North Trail, where hes been a regular for many years. As my breakfast guest, he quickly polished off his regular fare of two eggs, toast, sausage and two or three cups of coffee not the decaf kind, either. I come here as often as someone drives me here, and at least twice each week, he reports. Sherman truly lives in the now, never expressing concern about the future. He has what the French so aptly describe as joie de vivre, enjoying life to the fullest. A bon vivant in every sense of the word, he lives his unheralded life with its unglamorous daily routines, while positively affecting the lives of everyone he meets. Compassion and a positive attitude are the greatest secrets of his successful life. Within minutes of meeting someone, he has found a new friend, as he displays friendliness while regaling others with some of his life gems or rare wisdom. Throughout, Sherman retains a distinctive humility and awe for nature and mankind. Life has been wonderful and continues so each and every day, he says. Sherman turns 97 July 23. Hes one of the many unknown personalities who grace this community and make it so special. If youre ever on the Park Shore beach on a sunny morning, you cant miss this friendly, athletic figure. Stop for a minute and say hello. Youll be glad you did. BY RAINER OLBRICH____________________Special to Florida Weekly RAINER OLBRICH / COURTESY PHOTOS Above: Sherman Farwell on his beach. Right: Sherman and a hostess after a recent breakfast at Mels Diner.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 20-26, 2010 as far north and west as Arkansas, Tennessee and South Carolina through a tier of now-developed Southern wilderness that blanketed Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia and all of Florida. As it turns out, the state animal is a big troublemaker. Broadly speaking, its created the very latest in complicated, unpredictable fights. One side represents private interests and insists that the remaining members of the species can be rescued by developers and landowners working in tandem with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service; the other side, including the Conservancy of Southwest Florida and the Sierra Club, insists that the private-public approach is a surefire way to put the final exclamation point on extinct! That fight is now unfolding in a court battle that started at the beginning of the year, when the Conservancy sued the USFWS. The lawsuit would compel the federal agency to declare a panther primary zone of more than 3,500 square miles in Southwest Florida. About two-thirds of the land is already designated as public land. Everything in the primary zone would be off limits to any development requiring federal permitting or funding (for roads, say, or for water uses), including the private portions of the zone. And that flies in the face of development interests and private ambitions. Ironically, that primary zone was so defined by the USFWS itself, in a nearly decade-old study conducted by public and private scientists and mapmakers brought together by the service. Earlier this month, a group of landowners calling themselves the Eastern Collier County Property Owners and led by Collier Enterprises filed another lawsuit in federal court this one to counter and stop the Conservancys effort to put the entire primary zone off limits to development. The (USFWS) supports a collaborative effort among property owners and conservation organizations because they say it will afford the panther more protection, says Christian Spilker, vice president of land management for Collier Enterprises. Theyve also stated that since so much of the panthers habitat is privately owned, a publicprivate partnership is essential for its recovery. Officials of the USFWS, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and others, along with local government officials, historically have allowed such developments as Ave Maria in Collier County, and before that Florida Gulf Coast University in Lee County, to arise across primary panther habitat. In a recent two-part story titled Dead Cat Walking in the St. Petersburg Times and at www.Tampabay. com, environmental writer Craig Pittman details USFWSs repeated permitting of development in the so-called primary zone, ignoring its own study. (To see that story, visit http://www. tampabay.com/news/environment/ wildlife/article1087962.ece (part one), and http://www.tampabay.com/news/ environment/wildlife/article1087965. ece (part two). Collier Enterprises, although slowed by recession and perhaps the snail-like pace of federal officials in granting permits, has sought to continue that tradition, many conservationists argue. It seeks permits that would ultimately allow about 9,000 homes on 2,800 acres at the heart of primary panther habitat, in a place the developer would call Big Cypress Town. Private landowners in much of the panther country south of the Caloosahatchee River can now theoretically develop their properties at one house per 5 acres, a formula that represents standard zoning in much of eastern Collier County. And in 83,000 acres of Lee County, permitting allows one house in 10 acres, but also mining and golf courses. All of which is a far cry from what Big Cypress Town is asking for: a rezoning allowing three or four houses per acre. Were not challenging those (current) rights of landowners, and were not against development per se, notes Andrew McElwaine, president of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Instead, he says, the Conservancys lawsuit rides on a larger question: Should we save the panther, and can we even do it now? We have an extremely solid case, based on extensive study, Mr. McElwaine says. The science behind panther habitat is so strong. Theres unanimous consent among biologists that this primary zone is the minimum which will allow the existing 110 cats to persist. But not if roads and communities are dropped into it, no matter how much mitigation is done elsewhere, he adds.The not-so-invisible pantherThis seismic conflict has erupted over a creature that stands only about as high as your waist. It stretches 6 or 7 feet from nose to tail, can jump from a standing position more than 15 feet straight up, and weighs somewhere between about 75 and 130 pounds, depending on its sex. Although few in number, the panther remains highly visible in this region, Mr. McElwaine says. Theyre an apex predator at the top of the food chain, the best indicator of ecosystem health you can have. If they persist, it means theres sufficient food, all the way down to the (woodland) grub. Which suggests that most of us have seen a panther if only by virtue of having seen a wood stork or a redcockaded woodpecker or perhaps a healthy Florida white-tailed deer, itself once the primary food of the Florida panther, he explains. They are, of course, the largest predator in South Florida, notes Jerry Jackson, professor of ecological sciences at Florida Gulf Coast University. As a result, they have a positive impact in maintaining the health of deer populations. They also have a very significant impact in controlling feral hog populations. Feral hogs remain the most damaging large invasive mammal in the southeastern United States, if not the country, wildlife biologists say. For lack of a better expression, panthers are the canary in the coal mine, Mr. McElwaine says. Unlike other apex predators bald eagles, for example theyre also an umbrella species. That means there are a lot of other things we care about that can persist if the panther persists. One of Dr. Jacksons biggest fears, he admits, is what could happen to the fragile and hotly contested effort to save panthers if one of the cats hurts a human in the increasingly difficult quest for food. In Dr. Jacksons experience, human reactions are not always rational, he says. As food becomes scarce, and as people have moved into the heart of panther habitat, panthers have, on occasion, had to turn to dogs and cats as prey. While there are no records of Florida panthers attacking a human, we know that this species will do so in western North America. I fear that it is just a matter of time before this happens in South Florida. When it does, there will be an outcry to eliminate the species, and the fight to save it could end.Should the big cat go north?Here on the far edge of May, 10 years into the 21st century, only 110 of the not-so-silent predator cats remain on the planet, researchers say. (Panthers communicate vocally through a series of chirps, peeps, purrs, whistles, moans, growls, screams and hisses, according to panther experts.) They live south of the Caloosahatchee River, notwithstanding a few wayward males that have swum the river and moved north. There are also anecdotal reports of panther kittens spotted in eastern Charlotte County, in the area of Babcock Ranch. They could establish a population north of the Caloosahatchee if we give them room, Dr. Jackson says, adding, Males already travel through the area. A student of mine saw one near Burnt Store about two weeks ago. Thus far, there are no known females north of the Caloosahatchee, he adds. But the acquisition of the Babcock Preserve and development of habitat corridors connecting it to other areas will increase the chances of a population becoming established there. Panthers will swim, but the high density of humans near the river makes river crossings less likely. And sometimes developers get it right, which improves the panthers chances, suggests Wayne Dalty, president of the Audubon Society of Southwest Florida. But so far, thats happened north of the Caloosahatchee River, not south of it. At Babcock Ranch north of Lee County, developer Syd Kitson, like Collier Enterprises to the south, is similarly stalled in creating a city across what was once prime panther habitat. Kitsons approach is pretty decent, says Mr. Daltry, who has has wrestled with protection-versus-owner-rights issues as an official for more than three decades. Kitsons first act was to sell or dispose of the land for preservation to preservation groups, he points out. The entitlements granted to developers and the environmental commitments have to be consummated together, whenever there is a need (or demand by developers) for more entitlements. If developers alone are put in charge of protecting species from extinction, the species wont survive, Mr. Daltry maintains. When developers convince officials to let them build at great density on part of a property in return for not building on the other part, the panther is fated to decline, he predicts. Do you think our well-armed population wont shoot the panther? If 99 out of 100 people wont, the 100th person will kill that panther just as dead as if all 100 had decided to. Enforcement is farcical. But if all the laws and all the organizations do what they should do, the system might save the panther, he figures. People have standards that allow for actions that dont just turn a dollar hence some permitting requirements that developers must meet, even if those dont make them money up front, Mr. Daltry explains. Corporations, on the other hand, can and should sack the directors who dont take the opportunity to maximize returns on investment consistent with law. In business, that is both a right and an obligation, he says. But that consistent-with-law piece is our only control over corporations.Present and pastWonderful as saving the panther at any cost may appear to some, panthers deeply inhibit the worlds of commerce and development. Unlike any other predator in the southeastern United States, including black bears or the nearly extinct red wolf, panthers are distinguished by an irrevocable appetite not just for meat but for vast solitary ranges almost 200 square miles for each male if they will avoid territorial fights to the death, and 75 square miles for each female. There is still such land available for panthers. What gives us some hope for the Florida panther is that vast areas of South Florida are more or less protected Everglades National Park, PANTHERFrom page 1CONSERVANCY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDAThe red denotes the proposed primary zone of more than 3,500 square miles.
WEEK OF MAY 20-26, 2010 NEWS A9 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge, Corkscrew Sanctuary, Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve and others, says Dr. Jackson. In addition, broad thinkers, including some in government, some from universities and some from the lay conservation community, are crafting conservation corridors to link the major areas of remaining habitat. Conservation 20/20 (in Lee County) and other such programs have done wonders to provide opportunities for corridor creation and protection of some of the remaining significant habitats. But such good news is always teetering on the edge, he cautions. Political will changes, and money talks. Although the panther was declared endangered by federal designation 43 years ago, in 1967, even in the 1950s people understood the threat to the panther. But that long knowing has not guaranteed its survival. More than half a century ago, the Piper brothers with their Everglades Wonder Garden in Bonita Springs still owned and operated by grandson and greatnephew David Piper created a successful captive breeding program, the first in the United States. They even released a couple of males into the Everglades. But the Pipers were subsequently ignored by federal officials, says Charles LeBuff, a former USFWS officer whose recent book explains that history. (The book, Everglades Wildlife Barons: The Legendary Piper Brothers and Their Wonder Gardens, can be ordered at www.sanybel.com.) Its ironic that theres less habitat now than there ever was, but the numbers are up to 100 or more, Mr. LeBuff acknowledges. Still, it doesnt really look very good for them at this point. I would think (officials) would need to build a second population up around north Florida, and over time they could improve the genetics of what we have here.The need for speedThats one idea and other new ideas should be proposed and considered quickly to avoid catastrophe, says Lee County Commissioner Frank Mann, who helped pass the first protection legislation in the state 30 years ago. In Lee County, conservationists and some officials propose creating a corridor about three miles wide to allow cats from Collier County to reach the Caloosahatchee River right through the eastern part of Mr. Manns political district. But I dont know if thats possible, the commissioner says. Considering the development status of Lee, and to some degree Hendry as well, it could be very difficult. If somebody knows how to do that practically, within some definition of financial sanity, I would support it. But maybe were getting to the point where we have to carve out a huge portion of the Everglades, and perhaps even fence it. That would be expensive, but a lot less expensive than some other draconian measure in which all youd be doing is preserving the panther for a chance to get run over on the highway. There is nothing blithe or flippant in that observation. Although panthers declined to about 30 in number in the 1970s and 1980s, after which panicked wildlife preservationists introduced the genetically identical Texas panther, their numbers climbed to about 120 or more a year ago, according to officials. But 16 have been killed on Southwest Florida roads since then. And some people just dont care. In a survey by the Florida Panther Society, 11 percent of respondents agreed that maintaining panthers in the wild threatens the economic security of Florida. Another 7 percent had no opinion or didnt know. The numbers suggest that almost one out of five people are unconcerned or unwilling to worry about panthers. Where the last stand standsFor the most part, the last-stand panthers exist in Collier Countys Fakahatchee Strand, the Big Cypress Preserve and Everglades National Park, as well as in some agricultural lands south of Immokalee, from time to time. While contemporary developers must take pains to mitigate when they develop, some say that doesnt always happen effectively. If you have 1,000 acres in the Rural Lands Stewardship Area and you get permission to develop 500 of them by promising not ever to develop the other 500, thats not effective mitigation, Mr. McElwaine says. Youre not even maintaining what you had. Youre losing half of what you had. The Rural Lands Stewardship Area, developed in 2002 for about 198,000 acres of eastern Collier County in part by WilsonMiller, an engineering firm that does significant work for developers such as Collier Enterprises, seeks to put the responsibility for panther protection, or much of it, in private hands, Mr. McElwaine notes. He doesnt think that can work. But Liesa Priddy, owner and operator of the JB Ranch south of Immokalee, does. In a press releases from Collier Enterprises, Ms. Priddy says: Its a shame that these environmental groups cant work together with property owners and (USFWS) to pursue a plan that will truly protect the panther. This (Conservancy) lawsuit is just an example of how they are forcing agencies like (USFWS) to spend valuable time and millions of taxpayer dollars defending themselves in court, instead of actually protecting endangered species. For Whitney Gray, an environmental scientist for the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council, the prospect of the panthers survival is discouraging at this late stage of the game. A sixth-generation Floridian, Ms. Gray admits to near despair about the issue. The thing that stands out to me is this here-we-go-again feeling about permits for developers on primary panther habitat, she says. I dont know if its possible from a biological standpoint to save this population of cats. But its just a damn shame if we have to throw our hands in the air and give up. Speaking as an individual, not for the SWFRPC, Ms. Gray concludes this way: Im discouraged when people at the upper echelons dont do the right thing. Most people assume they can trust the regulations that are out there, and they assume that officials are making the right decisions, but thats not always happening. It leads people to think environmentalists are screaming for more, more, more protection, when in fact they arent. Instead, what we have isnt being preserved appropriately.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 20-26, 2010 UNDERCOVER HISTORIAN The Naples Municipal Airport: A soaring tradition 239.690.9844 14125 S. Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41) Fort MyersSHOWROOM HOURS: Mon Sat. 9:30 a.m. 6 p.m.Evenings & Sundays by appointment Free Local Delivery Free Fabric Protection Free Design Service Low Price Guarantee Locally Owned & Operated! Fine Furniture Outstanding Design Unique Accessories Outdoor Living Complete Window & Wall TreatmentsDistinctly Norris Larry Norris S A L ETruckload Patio Immediate FREE Delivery!Starting from$599Table & 4 Chairs All patio sets are on sale! Plus save $100 on any 5 piece outdoor dining group with this coupon!$100 offExpires 5-29-2010 When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return. Leonardo Da VinciHumans have always had a fascination with flying. The first study of flight was conducted in 1485 by Leonardo da Vinci, whose 100 or so drawings illustrated his idea of the ornithopter, which was the design basis for the modern-day helicopter. Others who shared the fascination with flying included Joseph Michel and Jacques Etienne Montgolfier, inventors of the hot air balloon, and Sir George Cayley, the father of aerodynamics. Those men laid the groundwork for two American brothers whose Nov. 9, 1904 flight opened a portal of flying possibilities and another way for people to get to Florida.Location, location, locationBill Gates said that the Wright Brothers created the single greatest cultural force since the invention of writing. The airplane became the first World Wide Web, bringing people, languages, ideas and values together. This cultural force began landing on beaches, golf courses and in empty fields in Naples in the 1920s. It wasnt until WWII, when America needed more pilots, gunners and aircrafts, that eyes turned skyward for the possibility of an official airport in our seaside city. In Pilots, Pinballs and Politics: The History of the Naples Municipal Airport, Nancy Fessendon, Ph.D., a pilot and historian, chronicled the founding of our airport. On June 21, 1941, Mayor William Clark received a telegram that the United States War Department slated Naples as one of 191 sites under consideration for 149 new airfields to be built. A week later, the major conveyed the news to the town council. The daunting task of finding land for the airport and arriving at an agreedupon price between the town, county and federal governments was accomplished in record time by September 1941 (I attribute this amazing feat to the fact that the Sunshine Law was not yet in effect). The men responsible for procuring the land were Mayor Clark, who was also on the county commission, and Graham Copeland, who was chairman of the commission and president of the Naples Land Development Company. (You might remember that he was hired by Barron Collier to build the Tamiami Trail.) The 636 acres eventually purchased were owned by two companies. The Naples Land Development Company sold 322.5 acres on the west side of Airport Road for $32.27 per acre; the Peninsula Investment Development Company sold 313.5 acres on the east side of Airport Road for $6.57 an acre. (Property has always been more expensive on the west side of anything in Naples, but Im still not sure what accounted for this sizable difference in price per acre.) In her book, Dr. Fessendon went on to say that the Collier County News, the newspaper published in Everglades City at the time, made no mention of the airport coming to Naples. Perhaps, she noted, that was because of the impending war. After all, loose lips do sink ships. On Dec. 5, 1941, the attack on Pearl Harbor threw the town into fitful sense of urgency to complete the assigned task. In spite of that, however, funding and construction complications, along with the war, would mean it was another two years before Naples had its airport up and running.The best little airportThe Naples Airdrome was no longer needed after the war in 1947, so its management was returned to both the city and county as originally agreed upon. In 1958, the county sold its interest to the city of Naples. Since then, our little airport has made history. In 1999, the airport received the Federal Aviation Administrations highest award for safety, the Air Carrier Safety Award, for the southern region of the U.S. Less than a month later, the airport became the first in the nation, since the 1990 Airport Noise and Capacity Act became law, to successfully ban Stage 1 aircraft. And in 2001, Stage 2 jet aircraft under 75,000 pounds were also banned. Today the Naples Municipal Airport is back in the news, expanding its runways for safety issues and adding U.S. Customs agents. Regardless which side you take on noise abatement issues, our airports history from military occupation in 1941 to aviations premier destination for the rich and famous maintains a proud tradition that prompts us to look skyward every day. BY LOIS BOLIN____________________Special to Florida WeeklyCOURTESY PHOTO A plane on the Naples beach, circa February 1920.
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Their fellow winners are: Barron Collier High School: Catherine Caylore Carter Mack and Gabriela Ramos Everglades High School: Leah Minton Golden Gate High School: Maria Briceno Diana Castillo and Huy Nguyen Gulf Coast High School: Alejandro Ramirez and Yaissy Solis Immokalee High School: Georgemanie Adolphe, Anita Baltazar and Melissa Rodriguez Lely High School: Lisa Frimberger Andrew Lem and Cody Mendel Lorenzo Walker Institute: Lezly Camacho Naples High School: Iysha Aldikacti and Giovanni Forcina Palmetto Ridge High School: Deilys Navarro, Keyler Casin-Vidal and Corina Rionda St. John Neumann High School: Natasha Lai In addition, The Founders Fund awards one scholarship to an employee of The Club at Pelican Bay every year. This years award went to Megg Murphy. The recipients accepted their awards at a reception in their honor with at The Club at Pelican Bay. The Founders Fund Inc. is a nonprofit organization created in 1991 by the founding golf members of The Club at Pelican Bay to provide financial assistance to young men and women from Collier County in their pursuit of higher education. The fund is supported by golf and social members of The Club at Pelican Bay, as well as by local and national corporate sponsors. The 2010 Biennial Ed Brennan Memorial Golf Tournament in April raised more than er $250,000 for the fund. For more information about scholarships or sponsors, contact Sue Davenport at 593-0124 or 597-2244 or visit www.thefoundersfundinc.org. 26 grads accept Founders Fund scholarships earned $ 2 h o Th e m a l t heir u sc h High school graduation is a significant benchmark in the lives of young people and their families. It represents a coming of age like no other in our society. It means that a student has worked hard to learn and to earn the diploma that signifies a communitys investment in them through public education. It means that, after a fleeting nostalgic look over their shoulder, they stand tall and move ahead to the next chapter of their lives. For Take Stock In Children students, it means that after working for good grades, staying drugand crime-free and meeting weekly with a mentor, the promise made to them five years prior will come to fruition. They have earned a tuition scholarship for a Florida college or university or post-high school training. Meet Nasha Etienne, a 2010 graduate and member of The Education Foundation of Collier Countys sixth graduating class of Take Stock students, and her mentor, Carolyn Palumbo, a Collier County schoolteacher.An appreciative perspectiveIm Nasha Etienne, a senior at Lely High School, and Id like to share how important the Take Stock In Children program has been to me. What a wonderful blessing it was five years ago, when The Education Foundation sent a letter telling me and my parents that I was to be part of the Take Stock In Children program. I am one of four girls, and my family is not financially able to pay for our college. In a few weeks after graduation, I know that I will go to college and begin my path toward becoming a neo-natal nurse. As a young child, I told myself that I would want to be a nurse because of my passion for helping people. I put my love for children into that mix and am looking forward to the opportunity to really help and no one needs help more than a vulnerable baby fighting for his/her life. In addition to earning a scholarship, I have benefited in many other ways from Take Stock. I was enrolled in the Quest for Kids College Preparatory Program, which helped with college searches, essay writing, SAT/ACT review and college visits. I received help with the grueling college application process and applying for other scholarships and grants.I have been encouraged to volunteer, become involved in school activities and persevere in doing my very best to earn high grades. I have challenged myself to assume leadership roles in school such as president of the College Reach Out Program and treasurer for student government. Take Stock has also provided me with a caring mentor, Carolyn Palumbo. Ms. Palumbo has always been there for me with good advice and guidance. We have been together for the past five years, and she has kept me focused on the future. She has cared for me and I am forever grateful for her.A proud Take Stock graduate and her mentor reflectSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYGAIL ROTHERNBERG / COURTESY PHOTONasha Etienne, second from right, with her mentor Carolyn Palumbo, right, and her parents at the Take Stock In Children graduation celebration. I have been given the opportunity to reach my highest potential. The program has made me grow out of my shell and become mature in my social skills. I am so grateful for making my dreams a reality!A mentor remembersAs a teacher a few years ago at Manatee Middle School, I first met Nasha when she was a seventh-grade student in my science class. I was honored, that year, when I was asked to be her mentor for the Take Stock In Children program. I now am a teacher at Lely High School and am lucky to get to see Nasha each Monday at lunch for our mentoring session and periodically throughout the week when she stops by my class to say hello. She has developed into a strong, independent and beautiful young woman. What impresses me most about Nasha is her strength. She has weathered many obstacles in her life with her health and family. Through it all, she always manages to maintain her focus and composure. She has a lot of poise for someone so young. Even while dealing with her own issues, she always has time for others. She is a great source of love and inspiration for her close-knit group of friends. I know that Nasha would like to pursue a career in neo-natal medicine. I cant think of anyone else who has the strength and character for such a position. Her levelheadedness and calm manner will be just what the babies need. I know that she will be a blessing to those children. The Education Foundation of Collier County, founded in 1990, is an independent, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization whose purpose is to engage our community and schools. Charity Navigator has awarded the foundation its highest four-star rating for sound fiscal management for two consecutive years. To make a contribution or get involved, call 643-4755 or visit www.EducationFor Collier.org. Gulf Coast Runners has awarded $30,500 in scholarships to 16 graduating high school seniors via the Gulf Coast Runners Youth Development Fund. The scholarship recipients, all members of their school track and/or cross-country teams, were announced at the Tropicool 5K Race earlier this month in Naples historic Third Street South district. They are: Barron Collier High School: Meaghan Barry, Lauren Berthelsen, Catherine Calyore, Richard Crum, Gabriella Paisan and Maggie Teach Community School of Naples: Keith Scott Golden Gate High School: Sherlin Herard and Mackenson Timothee Gulf Coast High School: Alexandria MacGowen and Andrew Nashed Immokalee High School: Argeo Cruz Lely High School: Andrew Lem Naples High School: Katherine Carney Palmetto Ridge High School: Hillary Harlan St. John Neumann High School: Emily Ullrich The runners club started its scholarship program 11 years ago, awarding $1,000 to two students. This years total amount awarded exceeded last years record-breaking $25,000. Funds are raised throughout the year via race registration fees and donations. 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PhotoscourtesyofRobb&Stucky EDUCATION NEWS Take a TIP for the fast track to being a teacherFlorida Gulf Coast Universitys Teacher Immersion Program in the College of Education is taking app lications for the Florida teacher certification program. Anyone interested in becoming a K-12 teacher who already holds a bachelors degree in any subject area can apply. A fast-track pathway to Florida teacher certification, TIP consists of six modules, three graduate classes and an internship. Successful completion leads to a Florida Professional Educators Certificate in four semesters. Application deadline for fall entry is July 1. Grant funding of tuition is available to qualified applicants. To learn more about the program, visit www.fgcutip.com or call TIP coordinator Susan Kohler at 590-7806. Naples woman earns Fulbright scholarshipAlice Abernathy of Naples, a student at New College of Florida in Sarasota, has been awarded a Fulbright scholarship to further her biochemistry research during a Fulbright to Spain. She will study molecular probes alongside Dr. Victor Parro Garcia at Centro de Astrobiologica in Madrid. She will work in the molecular ecology lab to develop an antibody microarray and an instrument for in situ detection, to be field tested in the Rio Tinto, a unique ecosystem in Huelva, Spain, that has a similar environment to Mars. Upon returning to the United States, Ms. Abernathy plans to enroll in a dual Ph.D. program in biochemistry and astrobiology and later, intends to teach. This summer she will hold a prestigious internship at the National Institutes of Health in the National Cancer Institute. New College graduates more Fulbright scholars per capita than Harvard, Yale and Stanford universities. The college was awarded six Fulbright scholarships this year and in its 50-year history has garnered 56 Fulbrights. 12 host families needed for French exchange studentsWorld Exchange is seeking families in Lee and Collier counties to host a dozen French exchange students July 12-31. The students ages 15-17 have health insurance and pocket money, as well as an appetite to learn about the American way of life. World Exchange, a nonprofit organization headquartered in Putnam Valley, N.Y., provides transportation to and from the airport to convenient meeting points for host families. It also provides a twoday field trip during the students Florida stay. Ana Rocha is the local World Exchange program director. This year we have French kids who are interested in horseback riding, landscaping, one future pediatrician, one wrestling fanatic and many interested in beaches and sports in general, she says. We always try to match their interests with their families interests. If you are interested in hosting an exchange student for three weeks in July, contact Ms. Rocha at 689-1876 or visit www.worldexchange.org.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA16 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 20-26, 2010 Agencies gear up to deal with kitten seasonCraving the companionship of a cuddly pet? Consider a kitten. The time is right, as kitten season is here. Feline pregnancy is highly seasonal and peaks between March and April; an average gestation period of 60 days results in kittens come May and June. About this time of year, we see a huge influx of newborn kittens, says Amanda Townsend, director of Collier County Domestic Animal Services. Many of them are brought to the shelter without their mother, she adds. While Humane Society Naples and organizations such as Volunteer Services for Animals and For the Love of Cats help help make a difference by accepting kittens into their shelter and foster programs, Ms. Townsend says, as the summer wears on, all available outlets get full. Stephen Wright of HSN reports that the shelter is beginning to get litters of kittens. To those who bring them in, HSN makes an offer thats hard to refuse: In exchange for accepting the kittens, HSN will sterilize the mother cat for free. Humans, despite their best intentions, are part of the problem of cat over-breeding. They often begin feeding a stray cat that shows up. Then another cat shows up and they feed that one, too. Before long, theres is a colony, says Mr. Wright and soon after that, kittens. There is, however, a very effective program for controlling free-roaming felines. Its called the Trap-NeuterReturn program. Such programs have been highly successful in cities and communities across the country. The Collier Community Cat Coalition works with DAS to manage the TNR program through which feral cats are trapped, sterilized and vaccinated and then returned to their colonies. At the same time its sterilized, the cat gets a notch in one ear to identify it as neutered/spayed and vaccinated. If an ear-tipped feral cat gets turned in to DAS, the shelter can contact the cat coalition to pick up the animal and try to find where it belongs and return it to its colony instead of euthanizing the cat, Michele Antonia, president of CCCC, explains. CCCC is a collaboration of rescue groups, the community, wildlife organizations and government working together to meet the same goal: the reduction of stray, free-roaming, abandoned and feral cats through sterilization and maintenance programs. Caretakers of feral cats are urged to register colonies with CCCC. We need to have these records for the county that say that the cats have been spayed and neutered this allows us to provide evidence that the program is working and thats what the data is for, Ms. Antonia says. Cat caretakers can obtain traps from the Collier Spay Neuter Clinic, which opened less than a year ago and recently celebrated its 3,000th low-cost sterilization. CSNC lends traps to the public for a fully refundable deposit of $50 and offers a discount on the cost of surgery for rescue groups and feral cat caregivers. Loaner traps must be reserved in advance by calling 514-SNIP (7647). Tina Bland has been involved in TNR for several years. She learned about the process while working at a local restaurant, where she fed the colony of cats that lived around the dumpsters. Today, there are just three cats left, and theyre all more than 10 years old, Ms. Bland says. She also takes care of the colony of felines known as the Courthouse Cats, and shes working with a neighbor to help trap, neuter and return five free-roaming cats. This program works, she says about TNR. Trapping cats and killing them is not the answer. The only way to bring down the feral cat population is the trap, neuter and return program. Heeere, kitty kitty kittyCOURTESY PHOTO These kittens are available for adoption at Humane Society Naples.Its raining cats and kittens at the Humane Society Naples. The influx of surrendered adult cats and kittens has filled every slot at the private, no-kill shelter. To make room for more intakes, the society is offering a two-for-one special on all cats and kittens. Adopt one cat or kitten at the regular price, take home another of lesser or equal cost for free. That means that two adult cats are $55; two kittens are $75; a cat and a kitten are $75 for the pair. All cats and kittens adopted from HSN come with a complete medical exam, vaccinations, sterilization surgery, ID microchip and 30 days of pet health insurance. Thats a $300 value for each adopted pet. This offer is good through June and is valid for qualified adopters. Incorporated in 1960, HSN is a nonprofit shelter with headquarters at 370 Airport-Pulling Road North. Adoption center hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For adoption information, call 643-1555 or log onto www.HSNaples.org. Its two-for-one cats and kittens at the Humane Society Naples BY KELLY MERRITTSpecial to Florida Weekly >> The Collier Community Cat Coalition meets at 6 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month except August and September in the community room at the North Collier Government Service Center, 2335 Orange Blossom Drive (next to the Collier County Library). For more information, call 825-4093 or visit www.collierferalcatcoalition.org. >> The Collier Spay Neuter Clinic is at 2544 Northbrooke Plaza Drive in North Naples. Cat spaying costs $50 and neutering $40; discounts are offered for feral cat caregivers. Loaner traps are available for a $50, fully refundable deposit. Call 514-SNIP (7647) or visit www.collierspayneuter.org. >> Humane Society Naples is at 370 Airport Pulling Road N. Call 643-1555 or visit www.collierhumanesoc.org. in the know STEPHEN WRIGHT / COURTESY PHOTO This adult cats tipped ear signifies that it has been sterilized.COURTESY PHOTO
Center offers free assessments for childrenMental health problems are painful emotionally, spiritually and socially especially for children and adolescents. Words that make fun of mental health create a sense of shame, feelings of guilt and loss of self-esteem. Children and adolescents exposed to such a negative view of themselves feel rejected, lonely and isolated. For a child with a mental health problem, this stigma is often the greatest barrier to a complete and satisfying life. As part of Mental Health Month, the David Lawrence Center is offering free mental health assessments for children through May at the centers satellite office on Horseshoe Drive. To schedule an assessment appointment, call 263-4013. Nearly 5,000 children each year receive prevention, intervention and treatment services at the David Lawrence Center. Relay For Life this weekendThe inaugural East Collier Relay For Life takes place Saturday and Sunday, May 22-23, at Eagle Lakes Community Park. The relay celebrates the lives of cancer survivors, memorializes those who have died from the disease and raises funds and awareness for American Cancer Society programs and services in the community. For more information, call Melissa Pfeffer at the American Cancer Society 261-0337, ext. 3860. Grief support group meetsIberiaBank Marco and Vitas Innovative Hospice Care of Collier County have started a Bereavement Support Group on Marco Island. Joell Canglin, a licensed clinical social worker and bereavement manager at Vitas Innovative Hospice Care, leads the group from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Thursday in the boardroom at the bank.For more information, call Ms. Canglin at 384-9495 or Keith Dameron at IberiaBank at 734-1021. Glasses available for sampling by visually impairedLighthouse of Collier Inc. has 21 pairs of magnifying glasses on loan from the Collier County Association for the Blind. The specialty glasses are available for visually impaired people to sample at Lighthouse of Collier headquarters at 457 Bayfront Place. Volunteers staff the office from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday.CCAB serves Collier residents who are visually impaired or legally blind. Members meet on the second and fourth Monday of every month, September through May, at the Golden Gate Community Center for fellowship, peer support and guest speakers. For more information about CCAB, call Carolyn McMahon at 774-9393. TO YOUR HEALTH www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 20-26, 2010 HEALTHY LIVINGBattling childhood obesityParents must set the example for living a healthy lifestyle We tell kids not to play with fire. We scold them for leaning too far out a window and insist they look both ways, stay away from strangers and wear a helmet. But what about their diet and lifestyle, factors that can be as harmful as a busy street or a hot burner? Poor diet and lack of exercise can lead to obesity, which is defined as having too much body fat (not simply carrying around too many pounds, which is how doctors define being overweight). And childhood obesity is dangerous. Because children grow at different rates, its challenging to understand when and if a child is obese, overweight or at risk for either condition. Your first line of defense is your pediatrician or family doctor, who can measure a childs height and weight comparatively and make an assessment of his health. Although doctors can monitor childrens body fat and endeavor to prevent adult obesity, often by suggesting changes in exercise and eating habits, but the majority of the burden of childhood health rests with parents. Licensed clinical social worker Jenny Craig of Naples the author of Weighing Your Options A Guided Workbook for Body Image and Disorder Eating and Free to Be, a childrens book on self-image says the best way parents can institute a healthy lifestyle is by living one themselves. Be a good role model, Ms. Craig says, adding parents who choose healthy meals and who exercise regularly can explain to their children how their choices affect how they feel and how they think. Then, when your child chooses healthy food and exercise, praise them for making that choice. Once a child becomes overweight or obese, she adds, recovery is a family affair. Dont single out your child. Being the only one in the family who has to eat a certain way, exercise a certain way or look a certain way is sure to make your child feel different and affect his self-esteem. Instead, she says, everyone needs to make healthy eating and regular physical activity a priority. Poor eating habits and sedentary behavior may be partly to blame for the excessive rise in childhood obesity in recent years, but another culprit is lack of playtime. Play, especially outdoor play complete with a healthy dose of sunshine, is important in child development. Unfortunately, television often becomes the babysitter in lieu of working parents too busy or tired to supervise unstructured play. Its no surprise that children who spend their free time plopped in front of video games are at greater risk for both obesity and overweight. Another major offender in the childhood obesity battle is the consumption of more calorie-dense foods. Its almost as if everything predicted for the future in shows like The Jetsons has come true. A hovercraft (read: mini-van) drops kids off at the front door. Mom makes every dinner by pushing a button producing microwaved, processed foods. Everything is automated, so there is little effort required to prepare healthful meals.As Mother Nature would have it, body weight comes on quickly and goes off slowly. A childs mental attitude is also a factor. Negative thinking encourages weight gain, says Ms. Craig, who encourages parents to help children grow their inner beauty. We are constantly bombarded by messages of what is beautiful, handsome and healthy messages that are not focused on our well-being.BY KELLY MERRITT ___________________Special to Florida Weekly This is National Hospital Week, and with an abundance of awards and accomplishments, NCH has much to be proud of and thankful for. Most important, this is the week to celebrate our colleagues who are responsible for our success. In that context, medical staff immediate past president Dr. Jeff McCartney and current president Dr. Paul Dernbach last week recognized our entire nursing and clinical staff at the annual awards ceremony last week for their compassion in serving the 3,400 in-patients and 107,000 outpatients we treat each year. The 2010 Nurse Mentor of the Year winners are registered nurses Julie Sanderson and Robert Yoshida. Thelma Hodges, R.N., has sponsored this award for the past three years. Mrs. Hodges began at NCH in 1955 as the first director of the operating room, emergency room and central supply. Today, she is an active NCH White Elephant volunteer. Rising Star nurses are new to the profession, nominated by colleagues and unit directors for their strong potential. North Naples Krislyn Callis and Downtowns Christina Carranza were selected from among 11 of their highly qualified colleagues, each of whom is a great credit and addition to the profession. Nursing Support Superstar nominees numbered 58 this year. Its a given that our care technicians, unit secretaries, techs and receptionists make a huge contribution to quality care and our overall culture. Clinical technicians Raquel Rodriquez and Richemond Celiferme were singled out as particularly outstanding representatives of a most outstanding team. We had 66 nominations in the Nurse of the Year category. For the North Naples campus, Melissa Michel won the honor in recognition of her effort to organize a night of remembrance for families who have lost an infant. Downtown, Diana (Dee) Martell was honored for her compassionate care of her oncology patients. Edison State College is among the largest programs in the nation in terms of nursing graduates each year. On our Collier County campus, 26 ESC graduates shared the stage of the Telford Auditorium. Iouri Goultsov won the Academic Excellence award; Ann Christy won the Clinical Award; and Tonge Lawson was recognized as Best Overall Student. Most of the graduates already are NCH colleagues who will continue careers with us as R.N.s. Nothing gives us more satisfaction than growing our own. We also extend congratulations this week to pharmacy director Kim Thorp, Brad Regnaert, Russ Pardi, Laurence Bosse and the rest of the pharmacy team for their innovation in making our hospital environment safer. They developed a medication order catalog with safety guardrails for the Medfusion syringe pumps used in our Neonatal ICU and pediatric care areas. We are the only health-care system in Southwest Florida utilizing this high level of pump technology. The information built into the pump allows for administration rate, dose, volume minimums and maximums based on the size of the patient. This type of smart pump technology will be extended to our adult patient population in the coming months. Finally, National Hospital Week also includes the families of NCH employees. More than 2,200 staff, family and friends took part in Summer Splashes especially for them at Sun n Fun Lagoon to cap the week in this, the healthiest county in Florida. Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System. National Hospital Week is cause for local celebration STRAIGHT TALK allenWEISS email@example.com SEE OBESITY, A19 the y feel k T h en, chooses exercise, a kin g tha t om es o ve re adds, recovr. Dont h i ld e n a k e f feren t f -esteem ever y one l thy eating c al activit y ab its a nd r ma y b e the exceso o d o b esity b ut anot h er y time. Pla y, play com h y dose of ant in c h i l d f ortunatel y eco m es th e o f working or tired to t ure d p l a y h at c h i ltheir d in m es r is k f or o v o h i s a di i a Mo d inn e b utton w aved E very t so th e r equir he al th f As w ould weig h t ly and g ch i ld s m a lso a t hinking g ain, s a e ncour ag children beauty. 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We are genetically wired to store calories when food is abundant. The body defends energy stores when food is scarce, which is why diets cause the body to feel starved. Todays kids are being fed so much junk food that children accustomed to eating it can become resistant to weight loss. Their immature bodies mistake diet for famine, thereby slowing the metabolism and making it nearly impossible to lose weight. The bodys set point moves upward when a person gains weight. For overweight kids, its that much harder to lose the weight once they become over their healthy weight. For this reason, prevention is vital. Parents must teach children healthy eating habits before children get to that point. However, in what seems like a sea of bad news regarding childhood obesity, childfocused organizations are doing more to prevent it. Though experts agree that governmental entities need to better regulate the food industry that serves children, agencies like Women Infants and Children are trying to educate and change the overweight dynamic in families. Above all, Ms. Craig says, parents must help children to accept themselves and learn that healthy bodies come in all shapes and sizes. Teach kids to focus on their good qualities and treat their bodies with respect and l ove, she suggests. Remind them of all the things they are besides a body. Make a list with your children of 10 or more qualities that make them great. Next week: Everyday tips to help children develop healthy habits. OBESITYFrom page A18 s ii news regardin W d a d p a c th al Every day in the United State, 100 women die of breast cancer and 500 are diagnosed with the disease. On May 1, 2008, Dorothy Hirschs 35-year-old daughter was diagnosed with breast cancer. A month later, the director of the Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida affiliate, Miriam Ross, invited Mrs. Hirsch to become the groups policy chair. How could she refuse? Since then, she has been on a quest to inform elected officials about the need to fund breast cancer research and help women receive mammograms and treatment. Last month, Mrs. Hirsch and another local Komen volunteer, Marsha Goldfine, joined 200 advocates at the State of Pink Rally in Washington, D.C. Leading the rally was Nancy Brinker, who started the Komen movement 28 years ago, after her 36-year-old sister died from breast cancer. Six U.S. representatives championed the cause at the rally: Gerald Connolly, Steve Israel, Sue Myrick, Joe Barton, Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Nita Lowey. The highlight of the event was an address by Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, who spoke about the progress of cancer research, this years health care reform laws and the need for education. She also discussed the public policy challenge of ensuring that women between the ages of 40 and 49 continue to have yearly mammograms. Following the rally, the Komen advocates hit Capitol Hill, meeting with more than 400 members of Congress. Their goal was to confer with each affiliates representative and both state senators to report on Komens contributions in their respective states, remind them of the importance of early detection and challenge them to invest in cancer research to develop the next generation of screening techniques, treatments and cures. Congressman Connie Mack and Sen. George LeMeiux met with Mrs. Hirsch and Mrs. Goldfine, who told the legislators that the six Komen affiliates in Florida had invested $7.4 million in their local communities last year. Since 1995 Komen has awarded $8 million to seven Florida research facilities: Florida State University, the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Lakeland Regional Cancer Center, University of Central Florida, University of Florida, University of Miami and University of South Florida. Tens of thousands of people will gather at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on June 5 for the Komen Global Race for the Cure, which is expected to raise several million dollars for the medically underserved. Sen. LeMeiux, Secretary Sebelius and all six congressional representatives who participated in the State of Pink Rally plan to enter a team for the race. Thanks to events like the Race for the Cure, Komen has become the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world, investing $1.5 billion to fulfill its mission. The Komen Advocacy Alliance, a nonpartisan voice for 2.5 million breast cancer survivors and the people who love them, translates the Komen promise to end breast cancer into action at all levels of government. As policy chair of the Komen Southwest Florida affiliate, Mrs. Hirsch is passionate about continuing in her role of helping eradicate the disease for all women Komen volunteers participate in State of Pink rally in D.CCOURTESY PHOTOMarsha Goldfine, Jennifer Barge, Nancy Brinker, Teresa Martin, Dorothy Hirsch, Tina Jacobs and Susan Kristoff at the State of Pink Rally in Washington, D.C.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 20-26, 2010 NEWS A21 Fazio courses get pretty wild. Capture the most thrilling game of your life on Bonita Bay Easts two Tom Fazio courses. Where will you nd the thrill of golf? Your hunt ends here. DAILY PLAY.as low as $60 per player book a tee time: BonitaBayEast.com or call 239-353-5100. On Immokalee Rd., 6 miles east of I-75. Rates and availability to play, subject to change without notice. insoluble items: bones, fur, teeth, and feathers. The gizzard presses these inedible remains into a pellet that then moves back to the first stomach. Hours later, this mass is eliminated through the owls mouth. The owl cannot eat again until the stored pellet is expelled because its digestive tract is blocked. Enzymes from the liver and pancreas further digest the edible food. The owl excretes unused parts of this food as familiar white or gray bird droppings. Owls are creatures of habit. They usually have a favorite roost near their nest to perch and expel pellets. With eyes closed, an owl stretches its neck; open its beak, and the pellet pops out. You may enjoy searching for owl roosts and pellets. Most owls hunt at night but barred owls hunt in the day as well. Their daytime hoots can help you locate their pellets. Look in areas where youve heard owls call. Roosts are often in solitary trees or in an isolated group of trees. Notice white splashes of droppings on the ground under horizontal branches. You may also see fur or feathers from larger animals an owl has torn apart. Owl pellets contain bacteria so if you want to dissect one, it is safer to buy sterilized ones from a supplier. Pellets have little odor and no flesh. Those from suppliers have no odor and are completely dry. Suppliers are listed on the Internet under Owl Pellets. To start your dissection, all youll need is a pellet, some open newspaper covered with a sheet of white paper, and toothpicks or tweezers. Place the pellet on the paper and slowly and carefully pull the pellet apart. A magnifying glass helps in identifying tiny bones. Most suppliers will send pictures of animal bones found in their pellets. Use this chart to match bones to the animal. Each pellet may contain only one animal or parts of several animals if the owl ate more than one animal at one time. Depending on the owl pellet, youll find mice, voles, birds, insect skeletons or shrews. A great horned owl pellet usually contains larger animals: squirrels, muskrats or skunks. Most children love dissecting pellets. If there is a bone chart available, children enjoy gluing the bones to paper and labeling them with each bone name. This is a great grandparent/grandchild project. Owls are an important part of nature. Florida sugar cane farmers put up barn owl nest boxes to control rodents. Just one family of barn owls can eat 3,000 mice in one year. Owls also eat insect pests and may eliminate any need for pesticides. Beyond their economic importance, their sultry hoots bring pleasure to most who hear them. Lee Belanger is a volunteer at the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.Owl pellets: what are they? Amazingly, they are balls of compressed bones and fur that owls cough up after swallowing an animal whole. Owls use their hooked beak to tear meat from large animals such as rabbits, discarding bones and fur. But a hungry owl will swallow small animals in one gulp. Unlike other birds, owls have no crop, a place in the throat to store food. Without a crop, an owls food goes straight to the first of its two stomachs. The first stomach produces acids that begin digestion. The second (a gizzard) lacks acids. It filters and holds back Gross, but fascinating: Pellets revel owls diet detailsBY LEE BELANGER_______________________Special to Florida Weekly COURTESY PHOTOAn open owl pellet. t e rs b l e ve er w u au nz fu ow a s ea o p begindigestionThe pe i nsoluble i a nd feathe r t hese inedi b t hat t he n mo v ach. Hours lat e t h rou gh t h e o w n ot eat a g ain expelled bec a blocked. E n p ancreas f f ood. The o o f this f ood b bi rd dropping O wls are cr e all y have a fav be gi n di ge stion T he he he e e e e second ( a gizzar d) d) ) ) ) l ac k s aci d s. I t t f ilters and ho ld s ba ck k k A A An o p ED WEISLO / COURTESY PHOTOBarn owl
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Volunteers and animals are at Petco on Naples Boulevard from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday and will also be there this Sunday, May 23. For more information, call 434-7480, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www. BrookesLegacyAnimalRescue.org. >>Sugar Plum is a 2-year-old spayed cattle dog/retriever mix. She is a sweet girl whos been in her foster home long enough. >>Cool Hand Luke is a 2-year-old neutered schnauzer mix. Hes a happy guy who will be even happier in a forever home. >>Maxx is a 2-year-old neutered cattle dog whos quite active and would be great for a family that is, too. >>Mrs. Purrfect is a sweet 4-year-old spayed tuxedo domestic shorthair. She has a loving temperament and would be good with children.Five tips to help your cat get all nine livesBut the things that can happen to a free-roaming cat can really cost you at the veterinarians. Outdoor cats are at high risk for poisoning, infectious disease, accidents and attacks, all of which can mean misery for your pet and expensive veterinary costs for you. Tips on converting your cat to a happy indoor life can be found on The Ohio State University Veterinary Hospitals Indoor Cat Initiatives Web site (www.indoorcat.org). Other strategies for preventive cat care: No more yearly shots. The emphasis has shifted away from automatic annual combination boosters to tailoring the kind and frequency of vaccines to an individual cat. Some vaccines are now given at longer intervals every three years is common and some are not given at all to cats who are not at high risk for a particular disease. Skipping annual shots isnt an excuse to skip regular well-pet exams, which are a cornerstone of a preventive-care program. You can discuss which vaccines are right for your cat during the visit. Keep your cat lean. Too much food and not enough activity puts the pounds on a pet. Excess weight is attributed to any number of health issues in cats, especially arthritis and diabetes. Dont crash-diet your cat it can be deadly. Instead, talk to your veterinarian about a healthy diet that will trim down your cat before the pounds really add up. Add in activity with daily play sessions using a laser-pointer or catfishing pole, whatever gets your cat going. Dont forget the teeth. It doesnt hurt to get into a regular routine of brushing or swiping your cats teeth, and many cats can learn to enjoy or at least tolerate the practice. If their teeth are left alone, cats develop dental problems that can shorten their lives and lessen their quality of life. Practice good grooming. Basic brushing, combing and flea control are a must for preventive care. Keeping your pet parasite-free will make living with your animal much more pleasant (after all, fleas bite people, too). Regular brushing can also help build the bond between you and your cat, and will allow you to notice skin problems and lumps and bumps early. Five tips for nine lives, all of them guaranteed to save you money and spare your cat. You cant beat that! Modern veterinary care is not inexpensive. Every day we hear from readers who remember when Good ol Doc Jones patched up their cats for next to nothing. These days, readers complain, many veterinarians want to use available diagnostics to see whats really going on (and reduce risk during anesthesia), suggest newer procedures to fix things that were fatal not that long ago, and pretty much try to do the best job they can with all the advances of the last couple of decades.Go figure. Costs for everything have gone up, and Good ol Doc Jones is paying more to keep the hospital doors open, even before you consider all the new options veterinarians can offer today. The good news: If you practice good preventive care with your cat which should, of course, include neutering you can really keep costs down. Top strategy for doing so: Close the door on your cats wandering. A lot of cat lovers hate hearing this. Theyve always let their cats roam, and theyre reluctant to change. A free-roaming cat seems easier to care for, especially if the outdoors serves as a litter box (a policy thats never fair to or popular with the neighbors). PET TALES Prevention saves BY DR. MARTY BECKER & GINA SPADAFORI_______________________________Universal UclickCOURTESY PHOTO 239-261-7157 www.WynnsOnline.com 141 Ninth Street North Naples Bakery Special QuicheAssorted Flavors $5.99 ea.With Coupon While Supplies Last SPECIAL 20% OFFAll 2010 Graduation Cakes, Party Trays and Floral ArrangementsPlease Place Your Orders Early! For over 70 years offering Wholeseome fresh products to our customers. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 20-26, 2010 NEWS A23 MUSINGS Rx email@example.com Tis the month of May, month of Mother May Eye, the seeing of oceans of wild flowers, all remembrance of primordial love. This love before all telling manifests as petals both thick as meat and translucent, finer than silk. Of petals given to color and scent each more intoxicating than the last. And goddesses of variety as infinite carry them, flower girls scattering all these petals in the path of perfect bride who is virginmother who is darkest delicacy of crone over and over appearing in the spinning wheel of time. I find myself snuggled deep inside that, dreaming of heart caves and womb caves and the paths leading into them. All sprinkled with perfume and spread with flowers. I dream navigating these paths. But my most compelling dream, now, comes out of my fathers drawers. In his bedroom, his man-cave, my father had a chest of drawers. And I had, often, a certain feeling deep within my loins, a feeling nameless and utterly compelling. This feeling was so wide and so spacious that it had been known to threaten the very edges of my body, living to inspire mutiny of my various and sundry parts, each of which was shooting for secession. So it was in that space that my fathers bottom drawer compelled me. It was a treasure trove. And inside it were three treasures. The first was a body treasure, a dermatology text book with hard cover and slick photo paper pages. There were many photographs, all anonymous, all part objects. The close-up images were caverns of cancerous lesions or mountains of inexplicable pustules. They found themselves misplaced next to noses or on shoulders or in lips. This odd personal geography coerced and compelled my look. The second was a speech treasure, an out-dated army issue khaki colored very thick introductory psychology text. It contained words I had never seen before, very long words. I would guess at how the words would sound when mixed with air and fleshy human mouth-parts. And I would pet the moving air of the words into storms of authority wearing white and carrying esoteric gadgets of probing and measuring. The third treasure was all mind. I always saved it for last. This third treasure was like a third rail: electrified bar, bitter speech, and high-flying marsh bird all in one. The third treasure was a large brass plumb-bob. I would shudder holding it, not knowing what use could be made of its sleek heaviness and sharp one-pointedness. I did not dare to ask. Perhaps I did not want the limitation of that kind of knowing. Now I know. This simple devise, this plummet, an early tool, is still used today. It creates a vertical reference line; it establishes directionality. It also measures depth. So simple, so orienting. I would never have guessed this to be the function of my relic. It never functioned this way for me. My object had no function other than being in its presence the absence of what it was designed to be. My relic was the absence of orientation, of concept, of the space/time continuum. It was pure presence of an experience that could not be goaded by words or waffled by numbers. I didnt know it, but for me it was the fascinous, the un-possessed phallus, the mystery object that laughs in the face of western psychology positing a unitary self that can be found and measured. If we Omnific 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.carried all that we desired on our backs, packed, available for pointing identification, we would have no need of words that attempt to speak of what is absent and can never be found. This word use creates the havoc of ignorance: We believe that we have materialized the inherent existence of what we name. Perhaps the earliest flower garden eviction happened in the naming, in the longing long before the eating of the forbidden. In the history I recognize as more transpersonal than personal, Mother died mindless, finally able to let go beyond her wildest dreams. Father died asking that he might never be forgotten. See: All wishes are accomplished, bidden or unbidden. And I am still. Reading between the bottom drawer lines I travel light. And I never need to ask: Mother, may I? n ess. I P er h a p s i mitati o n i ng. s sim u m e h e It h i s e ct t he r r es w hat e M y n ce of ep t, o f n uum. e o f an uld no t or waf but f or n ous, the l us, t h e l au gh s in s yc holo gy e l f that can u red. If we Rx is hopes to in those who wearing a p emanating hope that re Who know muse. Mak c arri e d b acks, p in g ide n need o f of wh a b e a m s o f i n h e r a s ki f or g Se p lis h I a m b otto And I m ay I ?
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BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUSINESS INDUSTRY BSECTIONWEEK OF MAY 20-26, 2010 WEEK at-a-glance Chamber annual dinnerSee who turned out at the Hilton, and other business events. B7-8 Good newsNaples Area Board of Realtors report reflects sales, prices on the way up. B9 One of the most difficult things for an investor to do is to create the framework or ground rules for investing both managing your own portfolio as well as selecting and evaluating a third-party adviser. Part of the framework requires a set routine for collecting and digesting relevant information, reviewing performance, decision making and its execution. Recall the old computer expression: Bad input equals bad output? The same applies when gathering information for investing. There are seemingly two broad categories of investment information: Fundamental and technical information. Fundamental information relies on analysis of economic, monetary, corporate, government, etc. data. Technical information relies on price and volume information. This data can take on very complex forms as there are hundreds of technical analysis methods. A wealth of technical information and programs for analyzing are available on the Internet. However, most technical investors are short term oriented and require price and volume information to be streamed live. Once a technical trader gets comfortable with a trading system, their world of technical information is defined and, somewhat, finite. Price and volume can be presented in myriad ways but their permutations and presentations are not endless. The world of fundamental investing is seemingly not so. We live in an information age, possibly in a too much information age. The scope of coverage is broadly international and the depth of coverage can be overwhelming. And its available seven days a week, at all hours of the day and night. Just 25 years ago, no one was reporting on the China stock markets or its fiscal and monetary policies. Twenty-fiveInvestment information: Necessity or toxic overload? SEE MONEY, B4 Bravo!Three local businesses earn accolades. B2 SOUTHWEST FLORIDAS MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR CLEANING BUSINESS IS STILL C h a m b e S ee who tu an d ot h er b MOP P IN G UPBY OSVALDO PADILLAopadilla@ oridaweekly.com ON RHOTON CRUISES DOWN FROM his headquarters on Metro Parkway to meet a client in Naples. On any given day, the sales manager for Pyramid II Janitorial Supply can find himself on Interstate 75 en route to visit with one of the institutions from Charlotte, through Lee and into Collier counties that buy their cleaning supplies from him. While the cleaning supply business has taken its lumps, like nearly everything else in this economy, the areas big players report theyre doing well despite the downturn. Were staying busy with eight outside reps, plus we have inside and service reps, says Mr. Rhoton. Its a pretty strong market. We saw 20 years of steady growth. And even though things are stagnant now, he says, thats a good thing, considering the ruin so many other sectors of the economy have faced. While the company has not hired sales staff recently, it hasnt had to terminate anyone, either. The 35,000-square-foot Pyramid facility in Fort Myers processes about 4,000 orders and ships out 2,500 trailer loads a month. The complex sells all OSVALDO PADILLA / FLORIDA WEEKLYPyramid II Janitorial Supply Its a pretty strong market. We saw 20 years of steady growth. Don Rhoton, Pyramid II Janitorial Supply SEE MOPPING, B5 D a n a n a b n e t e a r e n jeannetteSHOWALTER, CFA firstname.lastname@example.org
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QUALIT T RVICE Guest Services Inc. announces Doubletree Guest Suites Naples has won four industry awards for 2009: the Connie Award, the CARE Cup, the Pride Award and the Hospitality Award of Excellence from Hilton Hotels Corp. Named for Hilton founder Conrad Hilton, the Connie Award is presented to the best hotel in the Doubletree system based on scores achieved in loyalty, maintaining brand standards, cleanliness, physical condition and service. The Doubletree Guest Suites Naples finished the year number one in all categories. This is the sixth time in nine years that the Doubletree Guest Suites Naples has received the Connie Award. No other Doubletree has won the award more than two times, said Gerry Gabrys, Guest Services president/CEO. This accomplishment once again indicates the superior level of performance attained by the entire staff of the Doubletree Guest Suites. The property has won the Pride Award every year for nine years. It was the second time the property has won the Hospitality Award of Excellence and the CARE Cup. The CARE Cup is awarded to the hotel that embraces Doubletrees seven brand values to the fullest extent and demonstrates true community involvement. The Naples management and staff celebrated the awards with a rock n roll-themed poolside party. My staff members are true rock stars, General Manger Jennifer Robbins said. On 3.6 acres of peninsula on the Cocohatchee River in North Naples, the Doubletree Guest Suites Naples offers 101 suites, two full-service restaurants, riverside heated pool and hot tub and 24-hour business center and Fitness by Precor fitness center. For more information, visit www.doubletreenaples. com. Doubletree collects industry accoladesAce Hardware Corp. has announced its designation of Sunshine Ace Hardware as a Vision 21 Platinum retailer, one of only 272 out of 4,500 Ace franchisees worldwide recognized for retail achievements, initiatives and overall performance. Owned by the Wynn Family Companies, Sunshine Ace operates six locations San Carlos Park, Bonita Springs, Naples, East Naples, Golden Gate and Marco Island and is a multi-year recipient of the Platinum Award as well as many others over the years. Obviously, we are thrilled to be cited once again as one of the nations top retailers, says Laz Ravelo, director of operations. While the ultimate measure is the satisfaction of our customers, being recognized by Ace Corporate is proof that our teams efforts have really paid off. Founded in 1958 by family patriarch Don Wynn, Sunshine Ace Hardware serves more than 1.4 million customers each year through its 255 employees. For more information, visit www.sunshineace.com. Sunshine Ace in top 6 percent of store franchises worldwideBoca Bargoons, a discount and closeout fabric boutique, has been named the 2009 Employer of the Year by Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida. Boca Bargoons owner Ed Wollstein understands the difficulty that people with disabilities often have when trying to find employment. My youngest son has Aspergers syndrome, he says. I struggled to get him into a good school, to get people to accept him. When Mr. Wollstein opened the Naples location, he contacted Goodwill in hopes of providing some jobs to people with disabilities. We try to do this in all of our stores, though its not always easy to find the right support to provide these jobs, he says. Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida helps people with disabilities and other disadvantages overcome their barriers to employment and independence. Supported programs include Job-Link, vocational training, community outreach, youth programs, income-subsidized housing and vehicle assistance. For more information, call 995-2106. 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Bank of Naples is marking its 10th anniversary this month. The locally owned and operated community bank serves the personal and commercial banking needs of residents and business owners in Naples, Bonita Springs and surrounding communities.The bank was founded by a group of private investors with a single location, at 4099 Tamiami Trail N., and just a handful of employees on May 8, 2000, and has grown steadily over the years, adding a second full-service location in Bonita Springs at 11515 Bonita Beach Road. Today, the bank is one of the largest independent banks based in Southwest Florida, with more than $200 million in total assets, $150 million in total deposits and 24 employees.With all the recent mergers and consolidation within our industry, we believe that there is a strong need for a local bank that can provide highly personalized customer service, says Elliot Kaplan, chairman of the board of directors. We offer quick decisions made by people who understand the local market because they have lived and worked here for many years. We look forward to building upon this proud tradition. The banks leadership team includes Charles Gisler, executive vice president and CFO; Mary Cone, executive vice president and chief credit officer; and Kim Williams, vice president and branch manager. In addition to Mr. Kaplan as chairman, the board of directors includes Eugene Gene Frye, Khosrow Moaveni, Kenneth Murray, William Reiling and James Vogel. For more information, call 430-2500 or visit www.bankofnaples.com. www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF MAY 20-26, 2010 ON THE MOVE Whether youre thinking of buying a biggeror smallerhome, renancing, or consolidating debt, theres no better time to turn your dream into reality. Contact me today by calling 239-591-6471 or by email at Stacey.Herring@53.com Stacey HerringSenior Mortgage Loan Originator Equal Housing Lender. Subject to credit review and approval. Fifth Third Mortgage Company, 38 Fountain Square Plaza, Cincinnati, OH 45263 an Illinois Residential Mortgage Licensee. Fifth Third Mortgage is the trade name used by Fifth Third Mortgage Company and Fifth Third Mortgage-MI, LLC. Fifth Third and Fifth Third Bank are register ed service marks of Fifth Third Bancorp. Member FDIC. years ago, the key investment information sources were newspapers and research reports from brokerage firms. Now, the purveyors of investment news are numerous, making the challenge: How much and what to read. The late John Templeton, the father of international investing, did not look at cable news or newspapers. He mostly read annual reports and studied as companys financials. Its likely that he had conversational access to corporate CEOs as well.The Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffett, reads three newspapers each day but then engrosses himself in corporate annual reports. Obviously, both of these investor legends have had the perspective that much of the best information was offered at the corporate reporting level. Where to mine for informationThose who spend a fair amount of time in a car should consider tuning in to Bloomberg on Sirius Radio. Charlie Rose interviews a lot of folks who do not appear on some major cable channels. Another alternative is investment newsletters. The good news is that some of them have value; the bad news is that many cost money, and some prey on fear and greed to create emotions. Not only that, but newsletters are rarely unbiased, and there are just too many of them to sort through.One of the most interesting newsletters is the teaser, which gives all the great details about a stock except its name. The pitch is generally that its about to take off and prior recommendations are up gazillions of percentage points. Even if that were the case, a lot of the names are tiny companies that dont trade in the U.S. market. They trade on small exchanges in foreign countries. A host of them are great mining or energy plays; yes, you know the ones. The blog site www.stockgumshoe.com attempts to figure out the names of companies described in teasers. You can read their comments and even e-mail a stock teaser for them to solve. The blog is free but beware: Gumshoe has his own set of advertisers.The list of free newsletters on the Internet is extremely long, but there are two that you might want to consider. John Mauldin offers a free weekly e-mail newsletter and posts excerpts from many of the worlds great money managers (private, not mutual fund managers). Hes also sufficiently contrarian, as he blew the whistle on CDOs years before the unraveling. Check out Thoughts From the Front Line at www.2000wave.com/gateway.asp. Don Coxe is a global portfolio strategist with BMO Financial Group and offers a free weekly (Fridays for 30 minutes) Web cast. It is solid economic stuff and his strength has been his call for the bull market in commodities and such companies for the past five years. His big background with Canadian investments is helpful to the U.S. investor trying to get more comfortable with the big pluses offered by our northern neighbor. Mr. Coxes Webcast is at http://events.startcast. com/events6/122/C0018/Event.aspx Jeannette Rohn Showalter is a Southwest Florida-based chartered financial analyst, considered to be the highest designation for investment professionals. She can be reached at jshowaltercfa@ yahoo.com.MONEYFrom page 1 Bank of Naples celebrates 10 years in the community Banking & Finance Thomas Moran, managing directorinvestments and founding member of The Moran Asset Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, has been named to Barrons seventh annual list of Americas Top 100 financial advisors. The ranking reflects the volume of assets overseen by the advisors and their teams, revenues generated for the firms and the quality of the advisors practices. Mr. Moran is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Colorado. He serves on the Corporate Advisory Board of the United Arts Council of Collier County and on the board of directors of Opera Naples and of Youth Haven. Kathy Connelly has been promoted to human resources director for Fifth Third Bank (South Florida). In her expanded role, she is responsible for overseeing the banks staffing, talent management and strategic human resources initiatives. Ms. Connelly joined Fifth Third Bank in 2005 as human resources business partner and most recently served as senior retail human resources business partner for the banks Florida region. She has 25 years of financial industry experience, with 15 years of experience in human resources. She has a bachelors degree in business administration from Western Michigan University and has been involved with The United Way of Collier County and Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida. Board Appointments Armando Galella has been elected to the board of directors of the Adonis Autism Center of Southwest Florida. Lori Wilson of Myers, Brettholtz & Company, PA, Certified Public Accountants, has been appointed treasurer for the Gulf Coast Society of Fund Raising Executives. Her term begins July 1. Ms. Wilson joined Myers, Brettholtz & Company in 1993 and manages the firms accounting services department. She has more than 20 years of experience working with nonprofit organizations, small business and homeowner and condominium associations performing part-time CFO, controllership and consulting services. She holds a bachelors degree and a masters degree from Hodges University.New officers installed on the board of directors of The Immokalee Foundation for one-year terms are: John Costigan, chairman; John Henry, vice chairman and interim treasurer; and Alison Douglas, secretary. Board members at large are George Franks; Don Gunther; W.R. Skip Hildebrand; Cynthia Janssen; Kevin Johnson; Lisa Merritt; Don ONeill; Louise Penta; Penny Phillippi; Jeffrey Randall; Peggy Redlinger; Bob Schoonmaker; Sheryl MORAN CONNELLY WILSON COSTIGAN Soukup; Dick Stonesifer; Bob Tarter and Joe Zednik. Nonpro t Organizations Armando Galella has been named the director of Catholic Charities of Collier County. Mr. Galella comes to the organization with 34 years of experience in nonprofit management, institutional marketing, fundraising and public relations. He recently served as executive director of Eden Florida, a provider of services for children and adults with autism, and prior to that was executive director for Sunrise Community of Southwest Florida, which provides services for developmentally disabled children and adults. He holds a masters degree in public administration from Pace University in White Plains, N.Y., attended the Graduate School of Journalism at Boston University and received a bachelors degree in political science from the College of Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass. At Catholic Charities of Collier County, he is responsible for program operations and development, maintaining certifications and cultivating community partnerships. He is also the liaison for the advisory board. The organizations locations include the Family Resource Center and Refugee Youth and Family Services in Naples and Guadalupe Social Services in Immokalee. Printing and Direct Mail Dave Wacker, president/CEO of Intech Printing & Direct Mail Inc., was featured in a recent issue of Graphic Arts magazine in an article about the direction of the commercial printing industry in the changing, multi-channel communication world. Professional Organizations Dan Regelski, regional director of the Small Business Development Center at Florida Gulf Coast University, has been selected to serve on the Florida Chambers new Small Business Council. Mr. Regelski will explore opportunities for growth and competitiveness in the global economy; meet with legislators, contact media, and testify before the House and Senate on issues important to the Florida small business community; and network with Floridas successful small business leaders. The Florida Chamber launched the Small Business Council to provide a unified voice for small businesses during the transition to a more sustainable Florida economy. Sales Dale Campion has joined USA Shade & Fabric Structures Inc. as vice president of sales for the Eastern Division, responsible for sales in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas. Mr. Campion has more than three decades of sales and sales management experience with Millipore Corporation, MPW Water Management Group and General Electric Company. He was most recently owner of a Florida-based shade structure company. Video Production Maury Mosse has been named vice president, corporate development, for MyitownTv. GALELLA CAMPION
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 20-26, 2010 BUSINESS B5 manner of chemicals and machinery for eradicating stains, bacteria and mildew. Pyramid and others companies with names like West Florida and USSI serve as the distribution points for the army of small and large cleaning crews sweeping, mopping, dusting and scrubbing their way through office buildings, public schools, homes and hospital rooms in the region. And while many clients have cut back on the frequency with which they clean or use products, the multimillion-dollar Southwest Florida cleaning industry which includes sales of basic sanitary items is in no danger of collapsing. I dare you to go without toilet paper. If you have a public bathroom dont clean it, I dare you, says Paul Currie, the president of Industrial Commercial Supply, another major vendor in the area. You may cut down on the number of sheets in your toilet paper, but you cant go without it. Suppliers have carved out their places in the market by offering unique services. The clinics and doctors offices, we babysit the small cleaning companies for the doctors associations, says Mr. Currie. Clients such as the doctors offices will require that their cleaners buy their products from Industrial. In return, Mr. Currie makes sure the cleaners arent ordering more than they should then billing the doctors for it. The arrangement is based on relationships that date back to the companys beginnings in 1991. A lot of these doctors, they walked in here when they were just two partners. And then there were three, four. Now theres 20 of them and they have offices all over the place. Its our responsibility to make sure that on our end of it theyre not getting robbed. Suppliers also lure and hold onto customers by providing advanced training on how to use their products. The classes are usually free with the understanding that students will buy their products from the company. We had to learn about stripping floors and the equipment we bought. We did a lot of research, lots of semi nars, says Celene Galvan, who along with her husband Alfredo, owns Celenes Green Team. The company was a part-time endeavor until Ms. Galvan was laid off from her sales job, at which time she aggressively made the transition to full-time owner, operator and cleaner. Getting the number of accounts up to a level that would deliver a decent wage was challenging at the start. (Companies) were willing to let the dust grow and the garbage pile up and expecting employees who were making an hourly wage to go in and clean the bathrooms. Thats the sad thing. That seems to be the trend, says Mike Bermudez, the general manager of Ameri-Clean, a 25-year-old cleaning company serving Southwest Florida. Cleaning is one of those things that you can sometimes do without. You can make it work. It is a luxury in some ways to have that service. Were one of those things to go, along with the coffee service. Banks and offices that once used the cleaning crew daily now may only call them in a few times a week. Still, Ameri-Clean spends about $3,000 a month at the supply houses on chemicals, rags and other equipment. Cleaning companies counter the cutbacks with offers of value and freebies. We try to give additional service, says Ms. Galvan. We have rock bottom prices, but well throw in carpet cleaning at a very reasonable rate in order to get the contract. An economy starting to show signs of growth and a trend toward using environmentally friendly (and somewhat more expensive) products are all positive trends for the cleaning industry. I see more jobs coming along, says Ms. Galvan. Hopefully, as the economy picks up people will say, Its about time we got this place cleaned up. We let it go for so long. MOPPINGFrom page 1OSVALDO PADILLA / FLORIDA WEEKLYPaul Currie of Industrial Commercial Supply trains cleaners and monitors purchasing for corporate clients that include doctors offices and clinics. >> Throughout the country, cleaning supply distributor sales fell 6.6 percent from 2006 to 2008. Sales totaled $23.1 billion in 2008. Source: Sanitary Maintenance Magazine research study in the know Punta Gorda Port Charlotte Fort Myers Cape Coral Naples Bonita Springs Estero Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.com Doing business in Fort Myers or Charlotte County?So are we.DID YOU KNOW FLORIDA WEEKLY offers Total Market Coverage in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties? By distributing a sizable circulation, Florida Weekly is the only local newspaper reaching all 3 counties. Select one, two or all three markets to showcase your product or service today.CONTACT YOUR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE TODAY.Naples Fort Myers Punta Gorda/Port Charlotte
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Bring the family, too, as there will be live music, a dunk tank and bounce house. Cost is $20 (children under 12 free). Call 436-6100 or visit www.cbia.net. Lee-Collier Networkers meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, at Shulas Steakhouse at the Hilton Naples. Guest speaker Mindy Idaspe of Jafra skin care and cosmetics will discuss Bulls Eye Marketing. Cost is $25 for directory members and $28 for others. For more information, visit www. leecolliernet.com. Public Relations Society of America, Gulf Coast Chapter meets at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 25, at the Hilton Naples for luncheon and a program titled Oil Spill in the Gulf Crisis Communications. Cost is $24 for members, $29 for non-members and $15 for students. Reservations must be made by Friday, May 21. E-mail Kathy Saenz at firstname.lastname@example.org. Young Professionals of Naples members meet for networking, socializing, sports and charity work at various locations and events around town. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 20-26, 2010 BUSINESS B7 Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner GalaNETWORKING Lisa and Lenny SwirdaWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com. BOB RAYMOND / COURTESY PHOTOSBlase and Dayanna Ciabaton Connie and Mike Dillon Nancy Kerns and Mary Raymond Helen Athan, Judy Wright, Kit and Keith Wickenden, Leslie and Bill Pearson Bob Mulhere, Clay and Mary Cone Arlene and Jerry Nichols Judy Hildreth, Susan and Terry McMahan, Carol Nerone Sandra and Reg Buxton Historian Doris Reynolds with Susan and Mike Reagen Thelma Hodges and Wilma Boyd Laurie and Neil Gregory, Stacy and John Clark, Patrick Trittler
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB8 BUSINESS WEEK OF MAY 20-26, 2010 Staff celebrates Doubletree Guest Suites Naples awardsNETWORKING Jennifer Robbins, general managerWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com.DAVID MICHAEL / FLORIDA WEEKLYNaples Area Board of Realtors general membership meeting Susan Joyce, John Weiss, Susie Ulrich and Jay Civetti April Ritchie and Wes Kunkle Julie Mitchell and Mike Richardson Desiree Gutierrez and the DoubleTree housekeeping team Anne Thompson, Julie Cornell and Trish Williams Ralph Lustick, Tom Collins and Moises Gutierrez, the DoubleTree engineering teamCOURTESY PHOTOS
REAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WEEK OF MAY 20-26, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B9 The market is seeing positive signs such as soaring sales and median closed price increases, according to a report released by the Naples Area Board of Realtors. The report tracks home listings and sales within Collier County, excluding Marco Island. The overall median closed price increased 22 percent from $170,000 in April 2009 to $208,000 in April 2010. This is the second consecutive month that the median closed price has increased. For properties over $300,000, the median price increased 3 percent from $534,000 in April 2009 to $550,000 in April 2010. Supply and demand is driving the price up from the low end of the market, said Mike Hughes, vice president of Downing-Frye Realty. Traditional sales outpaced distressed property sales two to one, said Brenda Fioretti, NABOR president and managing broker of Prudential Florida Realty. This is a good sign of stabilization. Traditional sales made up 69 percent of the total number of closed sales in March 2010. The report provides annual comparisons of single-family home and condo sales (via the SunshineMLS), price ranges, geographic segmentation and includes an overall market summary. The statistics include: Overall home sales increased 46 percent to 914 sales in April 2010 compared to 626 sales in April 2009. Properties under $300,000 saw a 25 percent increase in pending sales with 882 contracts in April 2010 compared to 706 contracts in April 2009. Single-family pending sales saw a 27 percent increase with 691 contracts in April 2010 compared to 544 contracts in April 2009. Condo sales saw a 69 percent increase with 507 sales in April 2010 compared to 300 sales in April 2009. The available inventory decreased 13 percent to 9,239 in April 2010 compared to 10,574 in the same month last year. Single-family pending sales in the $1 million to $2 million-price segment increased 200 percent in April, said Jo Carter, president of Jo Carter & Associates. There were 48 contracts written in April 2010 compared to 16 contracts in April 2009. To view the full report, go to www.Naplesarea.com. Report reflects sales and prices on the way upSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ COURTESY PHOTOSThe pool at Vista Pointe in Vineyards has waterfalls, bridges, sun shelves and a grotto. Vineyards Development Corp. has reduced prices on the entire inventory of new home in Vineyards. Included are luxury estate homes, spacious singlefamily villas, town homes and maintenance-free mid-rise condos. Homes are priced from the $400,000s to more than $4 million. Vineyards portfolio of new homes covers six neighborhoods: Avellino Isles, Vista Pointe, Venezia Grande Estates, Aspen Palms, Banyan Bay and Chestnut Grove. There are 20 models open for tours. Because Vineyards is a debt-free community, there is no third-party lender, so we are in a unique position to provide price reductions on quality homes that most other developers cant afford, says Michael Saadeh, president and CEO of Vineyards Development Corp. Financial stability gives us the freedom to provide the very best for less. Each new home in Vineyards fits perfectly into its classically styled neighborhood that has Old World touches such as stone bridges, stone fountains, tropical pool areas and manicured gardens. Lakes and preserves pay homage to the natural beauty of Southwest Florida and invite rare birds and wildlife into view from home patios and winding walking trails. Not only do you get the complete package in terms of price, location, quality new homes and resort-style amenities. All this is delivered by a financially strong company that has been around for more than 25 years, Mr. Saadeh says. There is no chance of a lender takeover of the club. Nor is there a Community Development District at Vineyards. A CDD is where the homeowners continually pay for all the infrastructure and development costs through an independent taxing district created by the developer. While most other large communities in Southwest Florida are CDDs, Vineyards is the exception. The community infrastructure and amenities are already complete, and the community is 85 percent built-out. The latest benefit to arise out of the developers financial strength is private financing for buyers. As other communities face lender takeover, Vineyards is demonstrating its financial strength by offering private financing to qualified buyers for new homes. Aside from the practical benefits, Vineyards is known for its amenities and resort lifestyle. Membership in the award-winning Vineyards Country Club opens the door to golf, tennis, swimming, fine dining and an active social calendar. The community features two PGA championship 18-hole golf courses, 12 Har-Tru tennis courts lighted for night play, and an elegant 70,000square-foot clubhouse with fine dining, lounges, banquet spaces, a fitness center and pool. Even closer to home, residents enjoy neighborhood amenity centers with swimming pools and common spaces containing features such as fitness equipment, libraries, game rooms, outdoor entertainment pavilions and catering kitchens. According to a recent survey, lifestyle is just one reason buyers choose Vineyards. The number one reason is location. East of Interstate 75 off Pine Ridge Road, the community is near shopping, dining, beaches, entertainment and recreation opportunities that make Vineyards the perfect jumping off point for enjoying the best Naples has to offer with the utmost convenience. For more information, call 353-1920 or go to www.VineyardsNaples.com. Reduced new home prices add to the attraction of VineyardsNot only do you get the complete package in terms of price, location, quality new homes and resort-style amenities. All this is delivered by a financially strong company that has been around for more than 25 years. Michael Saadeh, president and CEO, Vineyards Development Corp. The luxurious Estancia is a Mediterraneanstyle estate home in Venezia Grande Estates at Vineyards.SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________
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Quick access to Naples Bay, Gordon Pass & the Gulf. is well priced home is a boaters dream! 3/2 (H4985) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $789,500 Moorings, 2302 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #217 Panoramic views of Gulf across Doctors Pass. Amenities incl beach, boat docks, tennis, 2 pools, clubhouse, 24/7 Security. Spacious condo has 2 covered lanais. 2/2.5 (C6438) Merry Coolidge, 450-4924 $780,000 Moorings, 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 $774,500 Tidewater Island, 6081 Tidewater Island Cir Quaint Private boating community! Just minutes to the Gulf via beautiful Estero Bay. Spacious home with pool and 25 ft boat dock. 4/3 (H4835) Debra Pelitera, 250-6865, Patrick Dearborn, 877-4340 $774,000 Park Shore, 738 Old Trail Dr A surprise! Wonderful addition of 4th BR or den to this sunny traditional POOL home on southfacing pvt fenced lot surrounded by fruit trees & tropical foliage. 3+Den/2 (H4883) Nan Dietrich, 564-2906 $760,000 e Colony At Pelican Landing, 23540 Via Veneto Blvd #2205 Commanding view of the Gulf from e Colonys newest luxury tower! CORNER PENTHOUSE provides sunrise, sunset, and twinkling night views. 3/3.5 (C6058) Diana Coyle, 220-4534 $745,000 New Development, 150 Mandalay Rd 5/4.5 (H4587) Mary Kay Hart, 821-5500 $695,000 Banyan Woods, 4980 Rustic Oaks Cir Modied Catalina oor plan allows more open area in kitchen and family room. Home has an upgraded allergy free A/C system w/air purier. 3+Den/3 (H4031) Mary Kay Hart, 821-5500 $675,000 Longshore Lake, 11499 Tanager Ct Expansive lake view! Spacious pool home in gated community. Very well-maintained w/private dock, 3 car gar, 2 zone A/C and plenty of A/Cd storage. Call today! 5+Den/3 (H4995) Barbara Salinas, 449-2733 $649,000 Longshore Lake, 10819 Fieldfair Dr N Naples gated community. Quality & upgrades throughout. Kit. & 3 baths feature granite, high-end xtures and designer tile. Home surrounds tropical pool/spa. 4/3 (H4467) Lisa M. Richardson, 250-8008 $599,900 Wilshire Lakes, 9953 Clear Lake Cir Beautiful SFH on lg corner lot. Tile & wood rs thru out, family rm, formal living & dining, open kitchen, stainless appls, mstr ste, lg backyard w/rm for pool. 4/3 (H5012) Christine Citrano, 877-1102 $575,000 Moorings, 2875 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #207 Beachfront living at its best! Completely renovated condo from inside the walls (pipes, wiring) to every appliance and surface creating more space and storage. 2/2 (C6088) Rose Mary Everett, 2727790, Jessica Sowin, 272-6810 $559,000 Park Shore, 5090 West Blvd Corner lot, pool home, walk to beach, restaurants & the Waterside Shops! Recent upgrades include tile roof, A/C, windows, pool resurface, cage & deck. Must see! 3+Den/2 (H4999) Mary Kay Hart, 821-5500 $550,000 Pelican Bay, 6361 Pelican Bay Blvd, #403 180 degree sunset views! is creampu condition condo will make you unpack your bags & stay. 2 BR plus convertible den, NOW REDUCED! 2+Den/2 (C5040) Nan Dietrich, 564-2906 $549,000 Vineyards, 560 El Camino Real, #204 Gracious Living! Bright & spacious home w/ huge wrap around lanai*Spectacular golf & lake view*10 ft ceilings*Diag tile in all living areas*2 gar parking spaces*. 2+Den/2.5 (C6384) Sharon Worley Team, 860-6873 $479,900 Moorings, 2880 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #209 Bayside beach retreat! Updated open oor plan, glassed in lanai, 1554 T.A. carport, new windows & plumbing. Lovely bayside pool or stroll Moorings Beach. 2/2 (C5890) Lisa M. Richardson, 250-8008 $474,000 Spanish Wells, 9926 Ortega Ln Relax in your outdoor spa surrounded by recently repaved pool deck surveying extra lavishly landscaped acreage also available for purchase. Call for details. 3+Den/4 (H5029) Diana Coyle, 220-4534 $440,000 Cedar Creek, 8900 Creek Run Dr Absolutely gorgeous, totally updated, professionally decorated, 3-car garage w/circular drive, on private lake preserve. Must see. 4/3 (H3789) Jim Scartz, 877-9726 $419,000 Little Hickory Shores, 225 3rd St W Bring your boat and settle in to this charming and comfortable home with dock and hoist on canal. Ten minutes to Wiggins Pass by boat, Gulf access. 2/2 (H4175) Jim Scartz, 877-9726 $415,000 Shadow Wood At e Brooks, 23129 Tree Crest Ct Spectacular lake view w/expansive area for pool & spa. Designed w/entertaining in mind. Tile on diag, wood in den, granite in kit. Lowest price Laurel Meadows. 2+Den/2 (H4946) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $409,900 Big Cypress, 80 Cypress Point Dr ENCHANTING TROPICAL PARADISE! Charming home with fenced backyard, Seminole Chickee Hut, and extra large pool surrounded by lush plantings. 2/2 (H3829) Sally Pratt, 280-2219 $359,000 Golden Gate Estates, 6030 Sea Grass Ln Opportunity to own 3/2 home and 2/1 guest home west of Santa Barbara. Great location, pool, replace, fruit trees, storage shed and more. Very nice property! 3/2 (H4111) Mary Kay Hart, 821-5500 $350,000 Pelican Marsh, 2205 Arielle Dr, #1301 is one has it all! One of the best locations in Arielle overlooking lake with water display. Tinted-glass enclosed lanai, 2 car garage, many upgrades. 3+Den/2 (C4918) Sally Pratt, 280-2219 $349,000 Saturnia Lakes, 1782 Ribbon Fan Ln Serene lake views enhance this special home w/tons of upgrades. Full lawn care frees you to enjoy clubhouse, swimming, basketball & more. Near Laurel Oak School. 4/2 (H5011) Diana Coyle, 220-4534 $325,000 Old Naples, 530 2nd St S Grab this chance to update 1st r furnished condo West of 2nd St S, closest to beach that condos are allowed in Old Naples. Covered prkg & block from 5th Ave S. 2/2 (C6482) Nan Dietrich, 564-2906 $300,000 Golden Gate Estates, 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, 8215500, Greg Gorman, PA, 784-2841 $300,000 Laurel Lakes, 8392 Laurel Lakes Blvd Immaculate home in an all A-rated School District! Ready to move intono work needed! Fenced yard, bright & beautiful kitchen w/lots of cabinet & counter space. 3+Den/2 (H5025) Krista Goede, 298-1500 $289,900 Park Shore, 4150 Belaire Ln, #110 West of 41. Walk to Park Shore Beach, restaurants & shopping. Corner 1st unit w/tile oors, updated kit. replace, carport, & 1,506 TA. Lovely pool. 2+Den/2 (C4104) Lisa M. Richardson, 250-8008 $235,000
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NAPLES.COM MARCOISLAND.COM BONITASPRINGS.COM FIFTH AVENUE 239.434.8770RENTAL DIVISION 239.262.4242THE GALLERY 239.659.0099MARCO ISLAND 239.642.2222THE VILLAGE 239.261.6161 THE PROMENADE 239.948.4000NORTH NAPLES 239.594.9494 COMMERCIAL 239.947.6800OLD NAPLES 239.434.2424DEVELOPER SERVICES 239.434.6373PREMIER-PROPERTIES.COM GOLFING COMMUNITIES OFTEN IMITATED NEVER DUPLICATED SERVICE PROFESSIONALISM EXPERIENCE MEDITERRA BELLO LAGO t An estate of incomparable opulence! Five bedrooms + den, wine cellar, 150 ft. geothermal pool, theater, 5-car garage. $7,999,000 Julie Rembos/Paula Sims | 262-6600 VERONA t Magnicent Mediterranean inspired estate home with 18,175 total sq. ft. Private lakefront with golf view beyond.$6,399,900 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 PADOVA t Magnicent estate home, 9,072 total SF overlooking lake & golf course. Pool, spa, summer kitchen, .72 acre lot. $4,995,000 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 IL CORSINI t Custom 2-story 5 bedroom home. Fairway views. Stone ooring, 11-14 ceilings, summer kitchen, and pool/spa. $4,875,000 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 PADOVA t An extraordinary custom home featuring 9,171 total SF, panoramic golf views & is also a cert. Florida Green Home. $4,450,000 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 BONITA BAY BAY WOODS t Spectacular, London Bay built 4 bedroom plus den on an elevated, expansive lot with an estate-like approach. $3,795,000 Gary L. Jaarda/Jeff Jaarda | 248-7474 BONITA BAY BAY WOODS t Exquisitely detailed 4 bedroom + den, 4.5 bath home with 3-car garage. Private view of lake and nature preserve. $3,395,000 Carol Wood/Claire McMahon | 822-3709 BONITA BAY ROOKERY LAKE t Oversized cul-de-sac Southern exposure lot. Custom 4BR+den & family room designed for outdoor/indoor living. $2,999,000 | Connie Lummis | 289-3543 AUDUBON COUNTRY CLUB t Delightful Borelli built estate home on .57 acres, lake/golf views. Spacious outdoor living. Golf, tennis, tness. $2,497,000 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 BONITA BAY AZURE t Great views over golf/Gulf! Phenomenal amenities. Generous sized 3BR/3BA, gas grill on outdoor kitchen. Furnished.$1,850,000 | Trudy Saylers | 398-8901 MARCELLO t This Brand New Harwick built residence is ideally located on a privacy lot with long lake and preserve views. $3,188,000 Dru/Greg Martinovich | 564-1266 RAVELLO t 14915 Celle Way Luxury living with 4BRs + study. Loggia with summer kitchen, pool, spa & replace. Attached guest cabana. $3,175,000 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OPEN SUN. 1-4 IL TREBBIO t Mediterranean elegance with outstanding golf/lake views, 6,752 total SF custom built pool home on a .58 acre lot. $2,899,750 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 PADOVA t 15184 Brolio Way Luxury living & privacy, exquisite 2-story, 4BR/4.5BA+den overlooks lake & preserve. Pool, loggia, summer kitchen. $1,999,000 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OPEN SUN. 1-4 BELLEZZA t Immaculate, sunsplashed retreat. Carefully chosen colors and fabrics, appliances and electronics. Furnished. $1,800,000 Thomas Gasbarro | 404-4883 BONITA BAY OAK KNOLL t A captivating, custom elegant lake front estate home! Three golf courses, tness, tennis, Beach and Golf Clubs. $1,690,000 Mary Catherine/Larry White | 287-2818 BONITA BAY HORIZONS t View of 2 fairways & Estero Bay. Three bedroom + den & 4,470+ total SF, coffered ceilings. Luxury amenities. $1,575,000 Cathy/Jim McCormick | 850-4278 BONITA BAY ESPERIA SOUTH t Spectacular views of golf course, Bay & Gulf! Spacious plan, high ceilings, private terraces, high-end nishes.$1,565,000 | Kevin Smith | 641-2942 AUDUBON COUNTRY CLUB t207 Cheshire way Exquisitely appointed custom built 4BR+den/3.5BA. Separate casita, heated pool, spa, wide golf views. $1,370,000 | Connie Lummis | 289-3543 OPEN SUN. 1-4 BONITA BAY SANCTUARY t4363 Sanctuary Way Remodeled courtyard-style home. Sunny pool and pavered lanai. Travertine oors, faux painting, custom built-ins. $1,150,000 Cathy Lieberman/Cindy Reiff | 777-2441 OPEN SUN. 1-4 VILLALAGO t Understated elegance and style, 3BR/3.5BA+den lakefront villa. Pool, private Beach Club, world-class golf courses. $1,195,000 Greg/Dru Martinovich | 564-5717 VILLALAGO t One of the lowest priced villas in Mediterra. Three bedroom features a 3-car side entry garage. Pool/spa.$749,000 | Judy Stead | 273-3438 MONTEROSSO II t15513 Monterosso Lane #102 Views of glistening lake. Open plan, neutral color palate, Mediterranean architecture. First level coach home. $695,000 Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OPEN SUN. 1-4 BRENDISI t Traditional decor 3BR/ 3BA+den coach home, fairway to preserve view. Two Fazio designed 18-hole courses, beach club. $695,000 Greg/Dru Martinovich | 564-5717 PORTA VECCHIO t SW fairway views of Tom Fazio course. Elegant interiors. Member owned club, 2 courses, beach club, tennis & more!$497,000 Dru/Greg Martinovich | 564-1266 OLDE CYPRESS t Brand new construction 2010 quality custom pool home with .32 acres of true privacy at the end of a cul-de-sac. $989,000 Sandra McCarthy-Meeks | 287-7921 OLDE CYPRESS STRADA BELLA t Golf view with southern exposure. Three bedrooms plus den, three baths, and 3-car garage. Turnkey furnished.$750,000 Sandra McCarthy-Meeks | 287-7921 AUDUBON COUNTRY CLUB t Cheerful 4BR villa with heated pool, spa, summer kitchen, golf course & lake views. Diagonal tile, Jacuzzi tub. $699,000 Mitch/Sandra Williams | 370-8879 OLDE CYPRESS t Elegant, open 2BR+den plan, heated pool and golf course views. Award-winning clubhouse, social membership included. $444,000 Terri Moellers & Sharon Kaltenborn | 404-7887 OLDE CYPRESS SANTORINI VILLAS t An exceptional villa home where golf membership is optional. Move-in condition 2BR+den, glassed-in A/C lanai.$374,900 Sandra McCarthy-Meeks | 287-7921PADOVA 15150 Brolio Lane Sparkling lake & watercolor sunset views. Jerusalem marble oor, 2nd oor guest suite, marble/onyx master bath. $2,999,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 VERONA 17018 V erona W ay New 4BR McGarvey custom built home, no detail has been overlooked. Fabulous outside area, 2-yr. builder warranty. $2,995,000 | Dru Martinovich/Milton Collins | 564-1266 SA VONA 15805 Savona W ay An elegant custom-built residence on a private .57 acre lot overlooking the lush fairway. Exquisite architecture. $2,995,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 AMARONE 29011 Amarone Court Long lake views. Brand new custom built 4BR+study pool home. Golf courses, beach club. Owner will consider a trade. $2,285,000 | Milton Collins/Dru Martinovich | 565-2139 AMARONE 29041 Amarone Court Small enclave of 12 homes. Custom 4BR+study, expanded outdoor living room, pool, spa. Owner will consider a trade. $1,850,000 | Milton Collins/Dru Martinovich | 565-2139 VILLORESI 15683 Villoresi W ay Captivating lake/golf course views! Designer decorated, custom renovated 3BR/3.5BA home. Beautiful lanai, pool/spa. $1,295,000 | Greg Martinovich | 564-5717 FELICIT A 16487 Felicita Court This 5,000 total sq. ft. designer decorated residence has expansive lake views! Summer kitchen, custom pool & spa. $1,249,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 MEDICI 15201 Medici W ay Meticulously maintained 3BR/3.5BA + den villa home on oversized homesite with private lake view Lush landscaping. $1,649,000 | Dru/Greg Martinovich | 564-1266 MILAN 15356 Milan Lane Panoramic fairway views of T om Fazio designed course. Stunning 3BR/4.5BA+ den, 5,006 total SF Pool/spa. Furnished. $1,395,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 VILLORESI 15631 Villoresi Way Mediterranean 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath villa. Paved courtyard with Corinthian columns. Family room open pool/spa. $1,075,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 VILLORESI 15746 Villoresi Way T ropical setting w/screened pool, summer kitchen & outdoor bar. Three BRs, 3 BAs and over 2,400 SF of living area. $950,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 CALABRIA 28531 Calabria Court #101 Exceptional brand new 3BR/3BA coach home with lake view Builder W arranty. Beach Club, 2 Fazio golf courses & more! $489,000 | Milton Collins/Greg Martinovich | 565-2139 VERONA 16947 V erona Lane Private lot located at the end of a cul-desac in a neighborhood with 36 estate sites/homes. Golf, tennis and more! $725,000 | Terri Moellers/Sharon Kaltenborn | 404-7887 VERONA 16987 V erona Lane Privacy plus serenity is afforded on this lot, which overlooks a lake and a natural preserve. $595,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 MARCELLO 29171 Marcello W ay Build the home of your dreams in this beautiful Marcello neighborhood. This lot features preserve and lake views. $595,000 | Angie White | 821-6722 SERA T A 28090 Castellano Way Lake/preserve view homesite. Ten approved custom builders. Beach club, 25,000 SF clubhouse, championship golf. $539,900 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 IL TREBBIO 16044 T rebbio W ay This estate size site sits at the end of a cul-de-sac with golf course views. 156x 200 x 125 x 252. $499,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 IL TREBBIO 16024 T rebbio W ay Tuscan-style 4BR home with stone ooring, loft & stone replace. Pool/spa overlooking the golf course. Furnished. $2,995,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OPEN SUN. 1-4VERONA 16991 Verona Lane Stunning 4BR+den, 4.5BA home. Private, protected preserve views. Classic interiors, pool, luxurious master suite. $2,995,000 | Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell | 213-7420 OPEN SUN. 1-4
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB14 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF MAY 20-26, 2010 Private Beach Club Championship Pete and P. B. Dye Golf Course Cli Drysdale Tennis Center State-of-the-art Aerobic and Fitness Facilities with Cybex Equipment Formal and Casual Dining Private Boating Access to Estero Bay for Fishing and Kayaking Beach Club and Social Membership Included Private Gated Community, Priced from the $300s There is still time to customize your new home. Call or visit the Sales Center for details.*On select residences, for a limited time. HE loves the Deal ... THERES NO REASON TO WAIT Ask About Our Spring Ahead Incentives. THEY are too smart to wait. 239-948-9009 888-922-0060 WestBayClub.comORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, REFERENCE SHOULD BE MADE TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. THIS OFFERING IS MADE BY THE PROSPECTUS FOR THE CONDOMINIUM AND NO STATEMENT SHOULD BE RELIED UPON IF NOT MADE IN THE PROSPECTUS. THIS IS NOT AN OFFER TO SELL, OR SOLICITATION OF OFFERS TO BUY, THE CONDOMINIUM UNITS IN STATES WHERE SUCH OFFER OR SOLICITATION CANNOT BE MADE. PRICES, PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. WE ARE PLEDGED TO THE LETTER AND SPIRIT OF THE U.S. POLICY FOR ACHIEVEMENT OF EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY THROUGHOUT THE NATION. WE ENCOURAGE AND SUPPORT AN AFFIRMATIVE ADVERTISING AND MARKETING PROGRAM IN WHICH THERE ARE NO BARRIERS TO OBTAINING HOUSING BECAUSE OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, HANDICAP, FAMILIAL STATUS OR NATIONAL ORIGIN. OBTAIN THE PROPERTY REPORT REQUIRED BY FEDERAL LAW AND READ IT BEFORE SIGNING ANYTHING. NO FEDERAL AGENCY HAS JUDGED THE MERITS OR VALUE, IF ANY, OF THIS PROPERTY. THE DEVELOPER WILL PAY MEMBERSHIP DUES FOR A CHAMPIONSHIP MEMBERSHIP. MEMBER IS STILL RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY FEES ASSOCIATED WITH USING THE MEMB ERSHIP SUCH AS GOLF CART FEES, ANY RENTAL FEES, ETC. OFFER AVAILABLE ONLY WITH SELECT RESIDENCES FOR A LIMITED TIME. PLEASE SEE A SALES AGENT FOR FURTHER DETAILS. SHE loves the Choices ... An overview of regional transportation projects and plans will be presented at the Real Estate Investment Society luncheon meeting Tuesday, June 8, in the clubhouse at Pelican Preserve in Fort Myers. Johnny Limbaugh, Southwest Area office manager for the Florida Department of Transportation, will provide a status report on area transportation projects and plans for the future. Attendees will learn the latest news on federal and state initiatives to expedite transportation projects. The program will include progress reports on improvements to I-75, U.S. 41 and State Road 82, where concurrency issues are affecting real estate development. Mr. Limbaugh is also expected to provide insight on FDOT efforts to overcome permitting, environmental and funding challenges. The presentation may also address transit-oriented development, high-speed railroads, masstransit options and access to emerging growth areas, including Ave Maria and Babcock Ranch, as well as proposed corridors CR 951 and Heartland Parkway. Following the presentation, Mr. Limbaugh will respond to questions of specific interest to the real estate investment and development industry. Sponsored by Fifth Third Bank, the meeting will begin at 11:45 a.m. Admission is $25 for Real Estate and Investment Society members and $35 for others. Reservations are required by June 2 and can be made by visiting www.reis-swfl.org. For more information, call Kevin Fitzgerald at 437-3330, ext. 201. Florida DOT manager will address Real Estate Investment Society Robb & Stucky Interiors hosts a free design seminar titled Kicking Off Summer: Bringing the Beach Inside at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 27, at the showroom at 2777 Tamiami Trail N. Design consultant Jeanine Lofendo will demonstrate how to incorporate soft pastel colors and the cottage theme into your home for a year-round, funin-the-sun atmosphere that has the relaxed feeling of the beach without any sand to sweep up. The session will showcase the Watercolors Collection from Robb & Stucky. Reservations are requested, as space is limited. Call 261-3969. Robb & Stucky Interiors hosts a free design semin ar titled Kickin g Off Summer: Brin g in g the Beach I nsi d e at 11 a.m. T h urs d a y Ma y 27, at t h e s h owroom at 2 777 Tamiami Trail N. Design consultant Jeanine Lo f endo will demons trate how to incorporate soft pastel colors and the cotta g e theme into your home for a year-round, funin-the-sun atmosphere that has the relaxed f eelin g o f the beach without an y sand to sweep up. The sess i o n will s h o w c a se th e W at e r co l o r s Co ll ec ti o n fr o m Ro bb & Stuc k y. Reservations are re q ueste d as s p ace is l imite d Ca ll 261-3 9 6 9 Free seminar has tips for bringing the beach inside
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SUZIE LEATHERBURY Mortgage Loan Originator MAKING MORTGAGES EASIER EVERY DAY. SUZIE LEATHERBURY Mortgage Loan Originator 239.293.2207 Cell Buying and Selling Real Estate is Important Business!The Perfect Time IS NOW. The Perfect Agents ARE US! WE MAKE HOUSE CALLS-THE PERFECT PRESCRIPTION Jacki StrategosInternational Diamond Society SRES, G.R.I., e-Pro239-370-1222JStrategos@att.net www.JackiStrategos.comRichard DrosteRealtor239firstname.lastname@example.orgBill FeehanRealtor239email@example.comResidential, LLCImperial Wilderness $128,00055+ community known for its amenities. Charming 1BR, 1BA manufactured home. Located on a beautiful lake with wonderful water views! Oversized screened porch.8859 Lely Island Circle $745,000 Beautiful home with numerous upgrades. 2,800 s.f. living space. 3 large BR w/3 in-suite BA. No detail unturned! Florida lifestyle on this large lanai. Overlooks a beautiful lake.. Tiger Lily/Vacant Lot $119,900Build your dream home here in Lely Resort with this great deal! Corner lot. Floor plans for a 3,400 s.f., 3-car garage home available. Take advantage of this opportunity! Varenna in Fiddlers Creek $325,000 Wonderfully large coach home with 3BR/3BA. Beautiful lake & peaceful natural setting. Courtyard entrance that is a delight! 2-car garage. Close to community pool. (239) 594-2209 www.GulfnGolfNaples.com www.WigginsPass.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgBridgette Foster (239) 253-8001 Gene Foster (239) 253-8002 Great Gulf views, 2677SF, 3/3, 2 lanais. $894,000 Pelican Isle I #4022677SF, 10ft. ceilings, granite countertops, Views. $1,329,000 Pelican Isle I #1002Endless waterfront views, redone 3/3, 10ft ceilings. $1,399,000 Pelican Isle I #10033+Den/3.5Ba. completely refurbished 2872SF end unit. $985,000 Pelican Isle II #201Gulf views, 2677SF, 2 lanais w/ hurricane shutters. $949,000 Pelican Isle II #702Refurbished 3/3, redesigned kit. Gulf/Bay/W.P. views. $1,425,000 Pelican Isle II #903Beautiful waterfront! New decor, 2677SF, 3/3. $839,000 Pelican Isle III #6023/3 waterfront, granite kit.,wood oors, $895,000 Pelican Isle III #7023Br/3Ba, 2428SF, views of Gulf/River/Bay. $995,950 Pelican Isle III #703Stunning W. Gulf views, marble oors, 3Br+Den/3.5Ba. $1,399,000 Pelican Isle III #906 3096SF, bamboo oors, 10ft ceilings, Views. $2,175,000 Pelican Isle III #1005 3/3.5 Amazing views, large lanais, 3096SF. $1,699,000 Pelican Isle III #605 Amerivest Realtywww.MediterraFlorida.comNewly member owned Mediterra Golf & Beach Club! Featured Mediterra Properties: Featured Mediterra Properties: Benvenuto Lot 2 $1,500,000 SOLD! Il Corsini Lot 18-$1,100,000 Bello Lago Lot 7-$998,500 Teramo Lot 3 $789,000 Serata Lot 35$675,000 Serata Lot 5 $550,000 Serata Lot 27-$425,000 SOLD! Serata Lot 9 $ 398,000 15163 Brolio Ln-$3,495,000 29070 Marcello Way-$2,199,500 SOLD! 14806 Bellezza Ln-$1,225,000 Furnished 29051 Amarone Ct-$1,099,999 BANK OWNED 15504 Monterosso Ln #201-$749,000 SOLD! 15520 Monterosso Ln #201-$729,900 17035 Porta Vecchio Way #201-$699,500 17066 Porta Vecchio Way #201-$679,000 SOLD! 17066 Porta V ecchio Way #102-$598,500 NOW PENDING 17035 Porta Vecchio Way #101-$549,000239-273-1376David William Auston, PAwww.DavidNaples.com Mediterra Resident & Specialist Visit www.MediterraFlorida.com for property details Visit www.MediterraLots.com for lot details
Behind the gates you are welcomed by fountains of fire and water. A private beach embraces you with serene sunsets and warm waters. The concierge, beach and poolside services cater to your every need. Few beachfront residences remain where inspiration and location await.Picture yourself living in the last, new beachfront residences in North Naples. EXCLUSIVE REPRESENTATIVES 239.514.5050 MorayaBay.com 11 125 Gulf Shore Drive. Naples, FL 34108Oral representations cannot be relied upon as correctly stating representations of the developer. For correct representations, make reference to this brochure and to the documents required by chapter 718.503, Florida statutes, to be furnished by a developer to a buyer or lessee.New models shown by appointment. Residences from $2.5 million.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB18 WEEK OF MAY 20-26, 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 DeAngelis Diamond Construction has started construction on Centerpoint Community Church and Youth Center on Golden Gate Parkway. The 19,000-square-foot, two-story student center will feature a sanctuary, religious education space, racquetball court and a caf. In addition, DCI will complete 5 1 / 2 acres of related site work. Design was completed by Halo Architects. With offices in Naples and Port Charlotte, DeAngelis Diamond Construction has a portfolio that spans a variety of public and private building types, from faith-based and health care facilities to retail, hospitality, educational, automotive, residential, financial and industrial buildings. Centerpoint church construction under wayLife Care Services LLC and CRSA Holding Inc. have finalized an agreement by which LCS has acquired the assets of CRSA. Ed Kenny, president and CEO of LCS, says LCS and CRSA have nearly 60 years of combined experience serving seniors throughout the United States. LCS intends to maintain the CRSA brand in the marketplace and continue to use Memphis, Tenn., as its main base of operations. The addition of CRSA (and the CRSA brand) to the LCS family of companies offers LCS access to new customers and markets, especially in the management of not-for-profit communities. Key personnel, including Earl Wade, Bruce Cannon, Ron Rukstad, Donna Scott, Kathy Bradshaw and Lee Lyles will remain with CRSA and assume new roles within LCS, thus maintaining the relationships they have helped create with communities and customers nationwide, Mr. Kenny says. CRSA, a privately held company based in Memphis, does business in 17 states, overseeing 9,000 senior housing units in 29 retirement communities. The company is known for its expertise in managing continuing care retirement communities run by high-profile, notfor-profit, mission-driven organizations, as well as those run by hospitals, healthcare systems and/or major colleges and universities. LCS, which is based in Des Moines, Iowa, is also a privately held, employee-owned corporation and has been a national leader in the delivery of senior lifestyle services since 1971. A fully integrated manager, marketer, developer and owner of senior living communities, LCS today serves more than 23,000 residents daily in 28 states and is recognized as the nations sixth-largest manager of senior housing. The company operates six business lines focusing on operations management, home health care, development, community ownership, insurance and national procurement. Senior living services providers merge COURTESY PHOTO Artists rendering of Centerpoint Community Church
Offered by Grey Oaks Realty, Inc., a licensed real estate broker. Prices, features and availability subject to change without notice. Broker participation encouraged.AVAILABLE NOWLuxury residences from the $600s to over $7 million.239.262.5557 www.greyoaks.com Airport Pulling Road, north of Golden Gate Parkway in the heart of Naples 800.294.2426 Banyan IslandBreathtaking view of lake and Botanical Island 4 bedrooms, 5.2 baths custom home, large gourmet Kitchen Outdoor kitchen with fireplace, oversized pool, pool bath Priced at $3,495,000 furniture neg. Isle Royale Magnificent 2 story custom home in Isle Royale 6 plus bedrooms, 7 1/2 baths Master down Abundant casual living spaces 8,384 sq ft A/CPriced at $6,499,000 furniture neg. The Estates Builders personal 4 bedroom 4 full plus 2 1/2 baths Estate Home, possible 5th bedroom upstairs Southern exposure with true privacy 7,381 sq.ft A/C.Priced at $3,875,000 Newly renovated home overlooks the 13th fairway of The Pine Course 3 bedrooms and 3 baths, library, family room with gas fireplace, laundry and oversized garage Priced at $1,295,000 furniture neg. The Mews Miramonte Rarely available 4 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath villa Great room floor plan Water to golf view Priced at $1,050,000 furnished San Tiva Elegant 4 bedroom, 4 bath villa is Florida living at its best Outdoor living includes pool, spa, fireplace and kitchen with expansive Western exposure golf course view Priced at $1,725,000 furniture neg. Villas of EstuaryBeautiful designer furnished former model in private setting with luxurious appointments/upgrades 4 bedrooms, 4 and 1 half baths, study Pool Spa Outdoor kitchen 2 fireplaces Elevator Wine room MUST SEE!!!!!!!!!!!!Priced at $2,295,000 furnished 4 bedrooms, 4 full and 3 half baths Former model Expansive outdoor living area Multilevel patioPriced at $5,199,000 Isle Toscano4 bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths plus study Furnished model 2 story Dramatic wrought iron railing Gourmet kitchen Priced at $1,695,000 furnished Torino C Tropical dcor Customized & expanded Cascada plan 4 bedrooms, 4 full and 1 half baths; magnificent view of golf, w ater, and Estuary Clubhouse Priced at $1,890,000 Villas of Estuary Spectacular 2 story furnished villa 4 bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths plus study Custom pool and spa facing west to unobstructed sunset views Priced at $2,15 0,000 furnish ed Capistrano Price Adjusted Fabulous water & golf view 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, professionally decorated Cabana with bath overlooking the tropical pool at Terra Verde Priced at $899,500 furnished Terra Verde Price Adjusted View to the South, Southwest & Southeast of the Pine golf course! 3 bedrooms, 4 baths, plus den home with mitered windows Oversized lanai, gorgeous tropical landscaping and updated appliances, air conditioner and morePriced at $1,650,000 furniture neg. The Estates Panoramic view from family room, living room and lanai Tropical screened pool & lanai 3 Bedrooms 3 and one half baths Priced at $1,175,000 furnished AvilaMediterranean architecture 3 bedrooms plus study and 3 and one half baths 3,140 sq. ft. Gourmet kitchen with professional series appliances Expansive his-and-her closets Brick pavered driveway, walkway and loggia Built by The Newport Companies Priced at $1,649,500furnished Torino B3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths plus den Mediterranean Villa Gourmet kitchen with raised breakfast bar Luxurious pool and spa Priced at $2,195,000 furnished Miramonte A Elegant coach home with a lovely lake view Majestic 9 ft. mahogany entry door 12-inch baseboards, crown moldings and gourmet kitchen with natural gas cook-top Priced at $759,900 3 bedrooms and 3 baths European style cabinets and granite counter tops Family room and living room open to a screened lanai where you will enjoy a view of the first fairway of the tropical Palm course Priced at $675,000 furnished Terra Verde Traditions
itsWHERE TO LIVE Lely offers a wide range of residencesfrom the $180s to over $2 million. Players Covefrom the $320s Caldecottfrom the $320sCordobafrom the $370s Cottesmorefrom the $440sAvonleafrom the $520sOlfrom the $180s Alden Woodsfrom the $240sMoorgate Pointfrom the $290s Lely offers 3 championship golf courses by some of the world's top designers,3 resort style pools,7 tennis courts, a luxurious spa and fitness center,4 clubhouses,11 neighborhoods and countless other amenities. Not only do you get an enviable lifestyle in an established Naples location,but a quality home in a place votedCommunity and Clubhouse of the Yearfor 2 years in a row. Come tour our 30 model homes today! BROKER PARTICIPATION WELCOMED.ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER.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.Visit our Sales Center today.8020 Grand Lely Drive,Naples,Florida 34113(239) 793-2100 www.lely-resort.comLely Resort Realty,LLC,Exclusive Sales Agent,Licensed Real Estate Broker Martiniquefrom the $540sClassics Estate Homesfrom just over $1 millionCovington Placefrom the $690s
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 20-26, 2010 REAL ESTATE B21 RENTNAPLES.COMFeaturing our Portfolio of Southwest Floridas most Luxurious Rental PropertiesBONITA SPRINGS & ESTERO AREALely Barefoot/Villa ...........................$2500 Bella Terra/House ............................$2500 The Colony/Castella ........................$2300 Bonita Bay/Esperia ................... from $2200 West Bay Club/Jasmine Bay ..... from $1850 Palmira/Enclave ...............................$1750 Bonita Bay .............................. from $1700 Worthington/House .........................$1650 Rapallo .................................... from $1400Furnished Annuals from $1200UNFURNISHED CONDOMINIUMSOld Naples/Cambier Place ................$3000 Cove Towers/Montego .....................$2300 Parkshore Beach/Vistas ............ from $2200 Kensington/Wellington Pl. ...............$1800 Old Naples/Bayfront ........................$1800 Pelican Marsh/Ravenna ....................$1700 Old Naples/Alcosa ...........................$1700 Pelican Bay/St. Marissa ....................$1600 Pelican Bay/St. Simone ....................$1600 Moorings/Beacon House ...................$1500 Orchards ..........................................$1400 Venetian Cove .................................$1400 Pelican Bay/Glencove .......................$1375 High Point/Catalina .........................$1200 Seagate/Lakeview Pines ....................$1200 Bermuda Gardens ............................$1050Furnished Annuals from $1200ANNUAL RENTALS UNFURNISHED HOUSESGrey Oaks .....................................$13000 Port Royal .....................................$10000 Old Naples .......................................$8000 Pelican Bay/Isle Verde .....................$5700 Royal Harbor ...................................$5500 Firano ..............................................$3900 Vanderbilt ............................... from $2200239.262.4242 800.749.7368RENTAL DIVISIONwww.premier-properties.com The Rogers TeamPhil Rogers, MBA, GRI, USAF-Ret 239-821-7924 Cathy Rogers, PA, GRI, SRES, CDPE239-821-7926 email@example.com BRAND NEW LUXURY CONDOS REDUCED OVER $500,000! GARAGE UNDER BUILDING WITH 2 PARKING SPACES! WATER DIRECT, NO BRIDGES, BOAT SLIPS AVAILABLE. ONLY 7 UNITS IN ENTIRE BUILDING! PRIVATE ELEVATOR TO EACH UNIT! www.marcoareaexperts.comPlatinum Elite Club Nothing compares to this on Marco! Unit 201 3BR/3.5BA with 2,895 sf under air, total of 4,225 sf! Travertine marble oors, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, master suite with marble shower and ooring, bamboo ooring in den, 2 lanais, beautiful outdoor kitchen with granite counter! Walk to beach, shops and restaurants. SLASHED! $1,591,000 NOW $1,049,000 UNIT 303 SLASHED $1,571,000 NOW $999,000 www.RealBiz360.com #260115 & 262168 SLASHED AGAIN!Toll Brothers has completed the Serino, the newest model hom at Firano at Naples, a community of single-family homes on the Davis Boulevard corridor. When complete, the 40-acre community will have 112 single-family homes, with prices beginning in the mid-$300,000s. The Serino is a gracious single-story home with three bedrooms plus a study and 2 baths. It is being shown partially decorated, with selections by Design Group West. A great room design, the Serino has a formal dining room plus a breakfast room with bay window overlooking the lanai. The home encompasses 2,285 square feet of air-conditioned living space; with covered entry, covered lanai and two-car garage, the Serino has 3,016 total square feet. The master suite is entered through double doors and includes two walk-in closets and a luxurious bath with garden tub, separate shower, twin vanities and private water closet. Special features include coffered ceilings in the great room, dining room, breakfast nook and master bedroom. Numerous upgrades include granite countertops and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, and marble countertops in the master bath. Outdoors boasts a pool with heated spa and stone waterfall. The AquaLink system allows the owner to control both the pool heater and pool lights from inside the home. The Serino is priced at $389,995 as furnished. The design is available in four exterior styles. The Tiena designer-furnished model is also available for viewing. The twostory design has three bedrooms and three baths in 3,024 square feet of airconditioned living space and 3,940 total square feet. For more information, call 596-5966 or visit www.FiranoatNaples.com. New move-in ready home offered at Firano at NaplesCOURTESY PHOTOSerino at Firano at Naples Mark your calendarHeres whats coming up for members and guests of the Naples Area Board of Realtors at NABOR headquarters, 1455 Pine Ridge Road: Motown Member Appreciation Party, 6 p.m. Friday, May 21: Enjoy hors doeuvres, beverages and music. $10 for members and $20 for others. National Association of Realtors mandatory code of ethics training, 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, May 25: Mandatory quadrennial code of ethics training is offered for Realtor members only. Registration is required. Agency contract seminar 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 26: Attorney and Realtor members of NABORs Legal Resources Committee lead this workshop about NABOR contracts and forms. Free to members. CE credits are offered. For registration or more information about any of the above, call 597-1666 or visit www.NABOR.com.
41 41 41Bonita Springs Bonita SpringsNaplesImmokalee RoadLivingston RoadBonita Beach Road3 Oaks PkwyCoconut RdOld U.S. 41Old U.S. 41Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Blvd. Davis BlvdCollier Blvd Collier Blvd Airport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Park Shore Dr. Rattlesnake Hammock Road Goodlette Frank RoadVanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Marco Island www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB22 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF MAY 20-26, 2010 Florida Weeklys Open HousesCall 239.325.1960 to be included in Florida Weeklys Open Houses. 20 VILLAGES OF MONTEREY 7705 Santa Margherita Way $999,000 Premier Properties Dave/Ann Renner 7 84-5552 $1,000,00021 PARK SHORE SAVOY 4041 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #1102 $1,195,000 Premier Properties Marion Bethea 261-6200 22 ROYAL HARBOR 1935 Snook Drive $1,199,000 Premier Properties Isabelle Edwards 564-4080 23 MEDITERRA 14806 BELLEZZA $1,225,000 David William Auston, Amerivest Realty, 239-273-1376 24 AUDUBON COUNTRY CLUB 207 Cheshire way $1,370,000 Premier Properties Connie Lummis 289-3543 REDUCED & FURNISHED 25 ESTUARY at GREY OAKS 1485 Anhinga Pointe Priced from $1,795,000 Call 239-261-3148 Premier Properties Mon. Sat. 9-5 and Sun. 11-5 Furnished 26 MOORINGS 614 Bowline Drive $1,995,000 Premier Properties Angela R. Allen 825-8494$2,000,00027 VANDERBILT BEACH MORAYA BAY 11125 Gulfshore Drive From $2,500,000 Premier Properties Call 239514-5050 Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5 28 MEDITERRA IL TREBBIO 16024 Trebbio Way $2,995,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420. $3,000,00029 OLD NAPLES 272 11th Avenue South $3,000,000 Premier Properties Mitch/Sandra Williams 370-8879. 30 MOORINGS 363 Cuddy Court $3,995,000 Premier Properties Michael Lawler 571-3939 31 OLD NAPLES 155 20th Avenue South $3,995,000 Premier Properties Marty/Debbi McDermott 564-4231 $4,000,00032 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1280 Osprey Trail $4,995,000 Premier Properties Call 239-261-3148 $5,000,00033 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1392 Great Egret Trail $5,399,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420$8,000,00034 PORT ROYAL 3243 Gin Lane $8,900,000 Premier Properties Jutta V. Lopez 571-5339 2 4 3 5 15 6 10 16 17 13 14 11 7 19 8 9 12 18 1 20 22 23 25 28 24 27 26 29 30 31 32 33 34 21Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked>$200,0001 BAY FOREST 15465 Cedarwood Ln #303 $249,000 Bridgette Foster, Amerivest, 239253-8001 2 FIDDLERS CREEK BENT CREEK VILLAGE 8472 Bent Creek Way $295,000 Premier Properties of Southwest Florida, Inc., REALTORS Maureen/Michael Joyce 784-1288 >$300,0003 BONITA BAY CROSSINGS 3260 Crossings Court #13 $329,000 Premier Properties Cathy Lieberman/Cindy Reiff 777-2441 4 BONITA BAY HARBOR LANDING 4510 Riverwatch Drive #101 $349,900 Premier Properties Carol Johnson/Michael Lickley 948-4000 5 PELICAN MARSH CLERMONT 1575 Clermont Drive #202 $365,000 Premier Properties Pam Hartman 216-7949 >$400,0006 LEMURIA 7172 Lemuria Circle #1801 From the Mid $400s. Premier Properties Tom Gasbarro 404-4883 Mon. -F.ri. 10-4 and Sat-Sun. 1-4 7 THE STRADA AT MERCATO Located just North of Vanderbilt Beach Rd on US 41 Priced from $400s Premier Properties Call 239.594.9400 Mon. Sat. 10-8 and Sun. 12-8 8 PARK SHORE TERRACES 4751 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #1403 $485,000 Premier Properties Ed Cox/Jeff Cox 860-8806 >$500,0009 PELICAN BAY SERENDIPITY 505 Serendipity Drive $550,000 Premier Properties Mary/Jamey Halpin 269-3005 10 CROSSINGS MILL RUN 6854 Wellington Drive $595,000 Premier Properties Mara Muller 272-6170 >$600,00011 PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #14 $675,000 Premier Properties Cynthia Joannou 273-0666>$700,00012 BONITA BAY ESPERIA & TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive New construction priced from the $700s. Premier Properties Call 239-495-1105 Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5 13 OLD NAPLES VILLA DANNA 974 5th Street South $795,000 Premier Properties Scott Pearson (612) 282-3000 NEW LISTING>$800,00014 PELICAN ISLE YACHT CLUB CONDOMINIUMS 435 Parkside $839,000$2,175,000 Bridgette Foster, Amerivest, 239253-8001 15 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE 280 Grande Way From $875,000 Premier Properties Call 239-594-1700 Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5 16 VANDERBILT BEACH VANDERBILT GULFSIDE 10951 Gulfshore Drive #304 $899,000 Premier Properties Pat Callis 2500562 >$900,00017 AQUA 13675 Vanderbit Drive (take Wiggins Pass Road to Vanderbilt Drive) Priced from the $900s Premier Properties Call 239591-2727 Open Daily 10-5 18 PELICAN ISLE YACHT CLUB III 425 Dockside Drive #201 $939,000 Premier Properties Suzanne Ring 821-7550 19 MARINERS PALM HARBOR 908 Panama Court Unit 303 $999,000, Unit 201 $1,049,000; Keller Williams, Cathy & Phil Rogers, 239-821-7926 or 239-821-7924 Fri. Sat. 1-4
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF MAY 20-26, 2010WEEK at-a-glance Serious stuffVintage circus toys are highly sought after by collectors. C12 My, oh my!OMei Chinese Cuisine is a dazzling new star on the dining horizon. C27 Note to selfMovie critic Dan Hudak says dont spend the bucks On Letters to Juliet. C11 Notetoself Remembering the laughsNancy Stetson pays tribute to her friend and actor/director/ teacher Dick Westlake. C21 When I meet couples, I generally like to hear the story of how they got together. Was it a chance meeting? Were they set up? Did they go to the same school? How did they pick each other out? Recently, Ive started thinking along these lines about the literary world. How do we choose what we read? Why do we pick this book but not that one? Im sure that if there were a surefire way of predicting these things, marketing departments at publishing houses would want to know, so they could guarantee sales. But even for them, its an educated guess. Sometimes they guess wrong. And sometimes a title just takes off thanks to word-of-mouth. Weve all seen wildly touted books sitting abandoned on the remainder table, just as weve seen barely-heard-of titles suddenly become the rage. Like any other business, publishing houses dont like to lose money. They like to back winners. So some hedge their bets and publish what they think will appeal to the lowest common denominator, or whatever goes along with the latest trend. Thats why there are so many vampire books and Dan Brown imitators out there. Thats why there are so many books SEE BOOKS, C4 Remember i Nancy S tetson p a to h e r fri e n d a n d a t eac h er Di c k W e s Wh Wh en en I I m m ee ee t co co up up le le s, I I g g en en er er al al ly ly l l ik ik e e to to he he ar ar t t he he s s to to ry ry o o f f ho ho w w th th ey ey g g ot ot t t og og et et he he r. r. Wa Wa s s it it a a c c ha ha nc nc e e me me et et in in g? g? W W er er e e th th ey ey s s et et up up ? ? Di D d d th ey ey g g o o to to t he h s s am m e sc sc ho ho ol ol ? ? Ho Ho w w d i d t h ey ey p p ic ic k ea a ch ch o o th th er e o o ut ut ? ? Re R ce e nt nt ly ly I ve e s s ta ta rt r ed ed t t hi hi nk nk in in g g al al on on g g th th es e li i ne ne s ab b ou ou t t th th e e li i te te ra a ry y w w or or ld ld . Ho Ho w w do do w w e e ch ch oo oo se s w w ha ha t we we r r ea ea d? d? Wh Wh y y do do w w e e pi p ck ck t t hi hi s s bo bo ok ok b b ut ut n n ot ot t t ha ha t t Elaine Newtons 2010 Summer Reading ListC4 >>inside:Considering how wechoose what we readBY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com Florida Weekly launches round two of fiction challenge The first round of our fiction challenge drew about a dozen submissions from readers who riffed on a vintage photograph to create tales of redemption and renewal among other themes. Based on the success of that first round, were launching another round of this imaginative exercise. Here at Florida Weekly we enjoy telling stories. We love to find people and situations that speak to us. When we write, we strive to capture the essence of life in Southwest Florida as honestly as we know how. Now, were asking you to tell us a story. Weve already done some work to help you get started. Florida Weekly kindly asks you, dear reader, to submit an original work of fiction based on the photograph seen here. Our own Evan Williams snapped this shot during one of his sojourns through Southwest Florida recently. Under normal circumstances, the photo would end up in the delete folder, but its our hope that instead, this nondescript picture inspires some engaging tales. Thats where you come in. Using this photo as a starting point for your creative process, wed like you to come up with a narrative story of 600 words or less. Florida Weekly will accept your original stories in Word format until Wednesday, June 9. E-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will print the best submissions on these very pages. Be sure to include your name, address and contact information with your submission. Feel free to include a headshot of yourself as well. Thanks for writing and good luck. BY OSVALDO PADILLAopadilla@ oridaweekly.com EVAN WILLIAMS/ FLORIDA WEEKLY
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 20-26, 2010 Contact Artis>>Send your dating tips, questions, and disasters to: sandydays@ floridaweekly.com hoped forgotten, and we realize that those memories were dormant, not dead, and that they sleep inside us, awaiting a smell, a touch, a taste. But I told my friend none of these things. It has only been eight weeks, after all, and he will learn them in time. I am not a coffee drinker. Not that I dont love the taste because I do but Im terrified of caffeine addiction. Ive seen how coffee addicts get when they dont have their daily doseheadaches, nausea, lying on the floor wailing. Im afraid that if, say, Armageddon comes and in the post-apocalyptic world there is no coffee, Ill be the one rolling on the floor in withdrawal while everyone else loots Bloomingdales. But then I had a moment last week where I was wracked by the kind of bonefatigue that requires heavy caffeination. I rummaged through my kitchen cabinets, my head heavy and wincing, as if it had been stuffed with metal shavings. Behind a can of breadcrumbs and an open box of dry lasagna noodles, I found a jar of instant coffee. I scooped a teaspoon into a mug, dribbling black crystals on the counter, and added hot water. Sugar, milk, and then: bliss. It tasted like heaven. My brain perked up, the curtain of sleep deprivation parted, and the sun rose on the world. Every day since, I have had a cup of that coffee. But heres the thing: The caffeine is nice, but Im not jonesing for the jittery bump. Its the taste I crave, not of coffee exactly if I were serious I Loves lingering aftertaste SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS ArtisHENDERSON email@example.com ... Armageddon comes and in the post-apocalyptic world there is no coffee, Ill be the one rolling on the floor in withdrawal while everyone else loots Bloomingdales...would visit the gourmet coffee shop on the corner but of the instant stuff. The flavor has a familiarity to it that took me almost a week to trace. I realized what it was when I found myself buying Parmalat milk, the kind that comes in a box, imported from Europe. With my standard, refrigeratedvariety, the taste of my instant brew was not quite right, not quite what I was looking for. It needed boxed milk, the kind I would drink in France when I studied in Provence, when I spent my days with a green-eyed boy who played the guitar and gave me trinkets he bought in Morocco. He, too, loved instant coffee, and he would make me a cup in the afternoons, after class, when we would listen to music in his room. The smell of lavender drifted through the open window on a faint breeze, lifting the curtains like a ghost. At a party recently, I found myself in the kitchen with a friend, consoling > a n fl f f f o hoped f or g memories that they s a touc h, a But I to l I t has o a nd h e coffe r olli i n w e v e Blo e when I sp ent my days with ye d h o d d e ts h t in H e, e d o f he m a ke u p in n oons, s, when d li s t e n c i n hi s h e sme ll d er drifted the op en winf aint breeze, li f ting the curtains o st. p art y recentl y I found m y sel f tchen with a f riend, consolin g him over the breakup with his long-time girlfriend.Ive never loved anyone like her, he said. I listened and nodded my head sympathetically. My friend shrugged, trying to make light of it but somehow not succeeding. Its been eight weeks, he said. I thought I would be over her by now. I wanted to tell him the truth, that we never really get over the people we love. They stay with us, and we remember them at the strangest moments. That the things we least expect a cup of coffee can stir feelings we
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 20-26, 2010 about dogs. (Sure, John Steinbeck wrote about his dog in Travels with Charley, but I put this one at the feet of Marley, not Charley.) Publishers do all kinds of things to tempt us to pick up a book. They go for clever titles and flashy colors or arresting images on the front cover. And they use blurbs recommendations by other authors on the back cover.Who did the blurbs?A couple of things lately have caused me to examine how I pick books. A friend of a friend asked if Id send her a list of recommendations for her summer vacation reading. I read about a book a day, she warned me. I readily agreed, then thought: I dont know what she likes. I guess she wants me to pick books that I like. And then I got into a conversation with a friend whos an avid reader. He told me he looks at the blubs to help him determine whether he wants to read them or not. But he doesnt actually bother to read the blurbs themselves just the names of the people who gave the blubs. And if he comes across names of authors he likes, then he grabs the book. The next day, he described in an e-mail a mad dash hed made through the library: Hit the new book section, grabbed a few books that looked right. Flipped them over to see who blurbed (not what they said.) Lee Child blurb, check; Harlan Coben blurb, check; author Stephen King had blurbed before, check. Three books in 30 seconds And I bet I like them, he added. I bet he does, too. Apparently, he has a system that works for him. Three books in 30 seconds sounds like a literary version of Supermarket Sweep to me. (It also makes me wonder if this is a gender thing, because whenever I go food shopping with my brother, we zip up and down the aisles in a flash and are done in no time.)First impressions As for me, I hardly ever read blurbs. I might scan them once in a while out of curiosity, but they dont make or break a book for me. I couldnt believe that someone actually reads those things and depends upon them. So what does make me choose one book and put the next one back on the shelf? Like everyone else, I have my own quirky tastes. If something looks too much like mindless chic lit, I generally dont go for it. If the cover looks like a Thomas Kincaid painting, I probably wont check it out. And Im not really into westerns. (But my friend and I were talking about Elmore Leonard, and he swears that Id probably like his westerns as much as his recent work. Theyre not westerns, he said of the westerns. Its Elmore Leonard.) After my next trip to the library, I tried to figure out my method of deciding what to check out. Heres what I came up with: If I dont know anything about the book and havent heard of it or read about it, I guess I just determine if Ill pick it up by the visuals. Whats the cover look like? Whats the title? Then I open it up and start reading and try to get a feel for the authors voice. If I like the voice, I figure Ill probably like the book. Heres what else I do: Like more than 1,000 other people, I wait for Elaine Newtons annual Summer Reading Book List. For 20 years, Dr. Newton has given the highly popular Critics Choice book lectures at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts every season. Most of the titles she chooses come from her previous summers book list. She picks new literary novels, and sometimes people find them more than a little challenging. (Lets put it this way: These are not your typical summer beach reads. Youll never find a Danielle Steel or James Patterson on her list.) The eagerly awaited list is released every April, at Dr. Newtons last lecture at the Phil. Many familiar authors are included on this years list, such as Barbara Kingsolver, Jonathan Lethem and Canadian short-story goddess Alice Munro. And its no surprise that some of Dr. Newtons favorites, authors shes previously lectured about, are here, including E.L. Doctorow and Ian McEwan. I was pleased to see Nick Hornbys Juliet, Naked on the list, as I read it earlier this year and enjoyed it immensely. Its about a man whos a rabid fan of Tucker Crowe, a Dylanesque musician whos lived in seclusion for 20 years. Bloggers make pilgrimages to places where he played and lived, and study his lyrics for hidden messages, analyzing every word. When Tucker finally does come out with a new album, the man loves it but his wife hates it, and their marriage breaks up. Juliet, Naked is a witty novel about the cult of celebrity and the public and private faces of artists, as well as the desire inside of us to make our lives be more than they are. I was also happy to see Cathleen Schine on the list with The Three Weissmanns of Westport. Her previous novel, The New Yorkers, a warmhearted literary story about a group of people who live on the same block and the dogs who own them, is one of my favorite books, with sentences so well crafted I re-read them for the sheer pleasure of it. And because its on the list, Ive just read Lisa Moores February, a moving novel about loss and continuing on in the face of it. Structurally, it jumps around in time, almost like an episode of the TV series Damages, giving the reader perfectly formed vignettes that allow us a deeper understanding of the characters. No system of choosing books is failproof. I might not love everything I read from Dr. Newtons list, but I know Ill be challenged, and my view of the world will expand. And isnt that part of what reading is all about? BOOKSFrom page 1If you, like my friend in the accompanying story, prefer books that would likely be blurbed by Lee Child or Elmore Leonard, heres a list that should appeal to you. The Mystery Writers of America announced the 2010 Edgar Award winners this month, and lovers of the genre know that the winners, as well as the nominees, are a reliable seal of approval. I was pleased to see that Tim Gautreauxs The Missing was a nominee for Best Novel; Ive read some of his previous works and like his literary writing style. And I have a copy of Columbine by Dave Cullen on my stack of books to read. It just won an Edgar for Best Fact Crime. (Id also like to check out Provenance: How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art, by Laney Salisbury and Aly Sujo.) And I just finished reading The Lineup: The Worlds Greatest Crime Writers Tell the Inside Story of Their Greatest Detectives, edited by Otto Penzler, which won in the Best Critical/ Biographical category. Its a compilation of essays by writers such as Ian Rankin, CK, Michael Connelly, Alexander McCall Smith, Anne Perry, Laura Lippman and Ken Bruen all telling how they created their famous protagonists. (Joan Schenkar, whose The Talented Miss Highsmith: The Secret Life and Serious Art of Patricia Highsmith is also on my to-read list, was a nominee.) Heres the list of the 2010 Edgar Award winners: Best Novel: The Last Child, by John Hart Best First Novel by an American Author: In the Shadow of Gotham, Stefanie Pintoff Best Paperback Original: Body Blows, Marc Strange Best Critical/Biographical: The Lineup: The Worlds Greatest Crime Writers Tell the Inside Story of Their Greatest Detectives, edited by Otto Penzler Best Fact Crime: Columbine, Dave Cullen Nancy StetsonTheres no mystery about these winners >> Elaine Newtons 2010 Summer Reading List These are the titles Elaine Newton recommends for not-so-light summer reading. Those with an are under consideration for her 2010-11 Critics Choice series at the Phil. Paul Auster, Invisible Laura Bynum, Veracity Sarah Blake, The Postmistress Tracy Chevalier, Remarkable Creatures Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, One Amazing Thing E.L. Doctorow, Homer & Langley Kim Echlin, The Disappeared Tan Twan Eng, The Gift of Rain Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, Arguments for the Existence of God Shilpi Somaya Gowda, Secret Daughter Robert Harris, Conspirata Adam Haslett, Union Atlantic Zoe Heller, The Believers Ann Hood, The Red Thread Nick Hornby, Juliet, Naked Ward Just Exiles in the Garden Josepha Kertes, Gratitude Barbara Kingsolver, The Lacuna Jonathan Lethem, Chronic City James A. Levine, The Blue Notebook Simon Mawer, The Glass Room Colum McCann, Let the Great World Spin Ian McEwan, Solar Philip Meyer, American Rust Anchee Min, Pearl of China Lorrie Moore, A Gate at the Stairs Lisa Moore, February Alice Munro, Too Much Happiness Orhan Pamuk, The Museum of Innocence Richard Powers, Generosity: An Enhancement Cathleen Schine, The Three Weissmanns of Westport Lionel Shriver, So Much For That Helen Simonson, Major Pettigrews Last Stand Mark Spragg, Bone Fire Colm Toibin, Brooklyn William Trevor, Love and Summer in the know
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 20-26, 2010 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO THE ENGLISH PUBNaples Oldest Authentic British Tavern EST. 19692408 Linwood Avenue, East Naples 239-775-3727 www.naplesenglishpub.com FRIDAY & SATURDAYMay 21st & 22nd OnlyBUY ONE, GET ONE FREEFish N Chips or Shepards PieWith Coupon Not valid with any other offer World Cup Headquarters June 11-July 12 This weeks theater Mirandolina By ETCReaders Theatre of The Naples Players at 7:30 p.m. May 23 at the Tobye Studio, Sugden Community Theatre, 701 5th Avenue South, Naples. $10. 263-7990. Auroras Wedding By Naples Ballet Inc. at 7 p.m. May 21 and 3 and 6 p.m. May 22 at The Sugden Community Theatre. 732-1000 or www.NaplesBallet. org. Tea-A-Ria Presented by Freds Diner May 23 and June 6, 13 and 20. Enjoy a light-hearted comedy with s era cocktails and Italian entrees. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. Greater Tuna By the Naples Players in the Tobye Studio at Sugden Community Theatre through May 22. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org. This weeks symphony Percussion Tunes A Magic Carpet Concert: Percussion is set for 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. May 22 by the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900. Star Spangled Spectacular By the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra at 8 p.m. May 27-29 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900. Thursday, May 20 Open Mic Naples Flatbread & Wine Bar in Miromar Outlets and on Naples Boulevard hosts open mic nights from 6:30-9:30 p.m. every Thursday. www.naplesflatbread.com. Pooch Party Naples Botanical Garden hosts a Dogs in the Garden Public Walk from 9-11 a.m. Stroll the pathways and enjoy the scenery. $4.95 for non-members; free for members. 643-7275. 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, May 21 Comedian D.L. Hughley performs today through Sunday at the Off The Hook Comedy Club, 599 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. 389-6900. Multi-media Show Salvage, with Alyce Bochette dance, plays today and Saturday at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. 333-1933. Music & More The Norris Center hosts an open mic night from 6-7:30 p.m., with live local bands performing from 7:30-11 p.m. 213-3058. Weekend Concerts Gulf Coast Town Center offers its free Weekend Concert Series in Market Plaza from 8-10 p.m. Tonight: Classic hits by the Kappo Kings. 267-0783 or gulfcoasttowncenter.com. Saturday, May 22 Dog Show The Greater Fort Myers Dog Club Spring Show is set for today and Sunday at the Lee Civic Center. Hours are 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. $8 per car per day or $15 for both days. 945-2776. British Invasion The firstever British Invasion to benefit Youth Haven takes place from 6-9 p.m. on the rooftop parking deck at Mercato. Festivities take concertgoers back to the s with a musical tribute to The Beatles by the tribute band Let It Be. The Pub at Mercato provides food and drink with British flair. $75. 687-5153 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Cool Movie A Dive-In Movie is set for 7:30-10:30 p.m. at Sun-N-Fun Lagoon, 15000 Livingston Rd. Float on an inner tube or splash around while watching Where the Wild Things Are. The park hosts a second Dive-In Movie on June 19 at the same time. $5 per person. 252-4021. Dog Party Dog Day Afternoon at the Mercato is set for 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at AZN in the Mercato. Enjoy live entertainment, adorable dogs for adoption, Chinese auction, and pet talent and costume contests. Patricia@hsnaples. org or call 643-1880, ext. 18. Paddle Races The first-ever Stand Up and Paddle Luau Races start at 10 a.m. at the Bayfront Dock, with competitions for all ages. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics of Collier County. Pre-registration of $25 can be done at Noodles Caf or Tavern on the Bay. 370-6577. Car Cruise A Downtown Car Cruise-In is set for 5-8 p.m. on First Street in downtown Fort Myers. 3324443. Music event Camp Rock USA presents Rock Concert Camp from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Golden Gate Community Center. All ages are welcome. $100 registration includes instruction with major label recording artists, concert performance with a live audience, Camp Rock USA backstage pass and more. 963-9208 or 285-8000. Youth Concert A Youth Chorale Recital starts at 2 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900. Weekend Concerts Gulf Coast Town Center offers its free Weekend Concert Series in Market Plaza from 8-10 p.m. Tonight: Classic hits by Both Hands. 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, May 23 Inspirational Concert Steffanie Pearce and Friends, a program of traditional and contemporary inspirational music with soprano Steffanie Pearce, founding director of Opera Naples, and keyboardist/singer Paul Todd, Rebecca Richardson and several Young Artists of Opera Naples, starts at 4:30 p.m. at North Naples United Methodist Church, 6000 Goodlette Frank Road; $20; 810-4431 or email@example.com. Bikers for Bosoms Freds Diner, Chrome Divas and For Footed Friends host a poker run to benefit Bosom Buddies. Register at 8:30 a.m., ride out at 10 and enjoy stops along the way, followed by raffles, music and fun at Freds at 2 p.m. 431-7928. Family Event Family Fare No. 2: Pictures at an Exhibition starts at 3 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. This concert event is geared for the whole family. 597-1900 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, May 24 Love Trivia? The Pub at Mercato has Trivia Night every Monday at 7:30 p.m. 594-9400. COURTESY PHOTO Miami Beach artist Deborah Mitchell captures the splendor of the Big Cypress and the Everglades in Documenting Our Contemporary Wetlands, a mixed-media exhibition comprised of 20 black-and-white photographs embellished with natures beauty. Above is Ms. Mitchells Looneyville Doe. The show is on display at the Museum of the Everglades through Saturday, June 26. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The museum is at 105 W. Broadway in Everglades City. Admission is free. For more information, call 695-0008.
MAY 20-26, 2010 A&E C7 Tuesday, May 25 Artists in the Garden The Naples Botanical Garden hosts Artists in the Garden from 8 a.m.-noon. Artists/ photographers are welcome to set up their easels and tripods on any of the garden lawns; eco-friendly paints only. 643-7275. Wednesday, May 26 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 Artist Event The Art League of Bonita Springs hosts Art Walk at the Promenade at Bonita Bay from 4-7 p.m. May 27. Enjoy exhibitions and musical entertainment. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org Pottery Workshop A Taste of Raku a three-hour workshop takes place from 6-9 p.m. May 27 at Rosen Gallery & Studios, North Line Plaza, 2172 J & C Blvd., Naples, by award-winning artists Annabelle Johnson & Richard W. Rosen. $43, includes materials, refreshments a finished piece of raku to take home. Reservations: 821-1061. Makeup Madness Nancy Joseph Makeup Studio hosts Makeup Madness from 6:30-8:30 p.m. May 28 at 4949 Tamiami Trail N. Ste. 102. Experience styling sessions with professional makeup artists and skin professionals and enjoy cocktails, appetizers, door prizes and music. $20, reservations required. 643-5477. Strings Concert Magic Carpet Concert Strings is performed at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. May 29. 597-1900 R&B Tunes The chart-topping Sweet Philly band from the s, The Stylistics, performs at the Seminole Casino Immokalee at 8 p.m. May 30. $25. 800-218-0007 or www.SeminoleImmokaleeCasino.com. Holiday Concert A Memorial Day 2010 Concert is performed from 6-7:30 p.m. May 31 at the Cambier Park band shell in Naples. 404-7481. Art Reception The Art League of Bonita Springs hosts a Summer Solstice Opening Reception from 6-8 p.m. June 11 at the Center for the Arts, 26100 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Send calendar listings to events@ floridaweekly.com.PAT SHAPIRO / COURTESY PHOTO Opera Naples presents its touring school production of Sweet Betsy from Pike for the public at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 27, at the Collier County Library, 2385 Orange Blossom Drive. Admission is free, but seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. An engaging story set in the Gold Rush era, Sweet Betsy from Pike stars Dan Bielinski, left, as Ike and Carolyn Greiner as Betsy. Both are in the Opera Naples Young Artists program.
C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 20-26, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 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 Sometimes you just cant get enough of a show and want to see it over and over again. People return to Phantom of the Opera or CATS numerous times. Rent and Wicked were notorious for return patrons. As for me, I surely wouldnt mind seeing national tours of The Drowsy Chaperone or Spring Awakening again. Other shows, however, just seem to keep getting recycled: Nunsense, Footloose, Forever Plaid, Tony n Tinas Wedding. Im beginning to wonder if Greater Tuna falls into that category. Over the past dozen years, Ive seen numerous productions of both Greater Tuna and its holiday version, A Christmas Tuna, mostly in Fort Myers. In Naples, actors B.T. Bean and Pat Ashton first performed it for The Naples Players in 1990, then again in 1998. In 1999 they put on A Christmas Tuna. And now, theyve reprised their roles in Greater Tuna, playing in the Sugden Community Theatres Tobye Studio through Saturday, May 22. For a couple of actors whove produced this show numerous times, (theyve also performed it in Blue Ridge, Ga.), they do manage to keep it fresh. And even though the first act drags somewhat, the second act makes up for it.Welcome to TunaGreater Tuna is a series of interconnected sketches about eccentric people living in Tuna, Texas, the third-smallest town in the state. Mr. Bean and Mr. Ashton portray a variety of characters, from old women to little boys, often rushing off stage and coming back on in a different costume within a matter of seconds. (Hats off to the four dressers Jane Armstrong, Ann Hoover, Wynne Ridgway and Annie Rosemond who take well-deserved bows at the end of the show.) The show opens with Thurston and Arles, two good-ole-boy announcers for radio station OKKK and the town does have its share of Klansmen. The two get the folksy false-jollity just right. But a skit about the Bumiller family runs on a little too long. Mr. Ashton plays Bertha, the mother, looking like John Goodman in drag. Mr. Bean plays her three children, including Charlene, a wannabe cheerleader who never makes the squad. As Jody, the young son, he brings home stray dogs that manage to get underfoot and sneak into the house. So Mr. Ashton, as Bertha, is continually chasing the dogs out of the kitchen. The joke grows old very quickly. Act II includes Mr. Ashton as Aunt Pearl Burras, a woman who poisons the neighborhood puppies and accidentally poisons her husbands expensive bird dog, Ripper. She then attends a town funeral and, in one of the shows funnier scenes, gloats over the corpse. Mr. Bean appears as Vera Carp, also come to pay her respects. The hands-down, funniest scene of the entire play takes place at a meeting of the Smut Snatchers of the New Order, a group of people whove taken it upon themselves to rid the world of words with questionable value by having them deleted from the dictionary. As Vera Carp, the vice president of Smut Snatchers, Mr. Bean gleefully rails against words such as hot, hooker, coke and knockers. A little belatedly, the group realizes they should also eliminate the word snatch from the dictionary but they decide not to, as its on all their letterhead and changing it would be too expensive. The skit is hysterical partially because of Mr. Beans perfect embodiment of Vera, and partially because of its renewed relevance to a current political group who inadvertently named themselves after a certain sex act. Mr. Ashton joins the meeting as the silver-haired, silver-tongued Reverend Spikes, addressing the group in sanctimonious tones. Oily and self-righteous, the reverend is perhaps Mr. Ashtons best character. When asked to say a few words about the recently deceased, in a holier-than-thou voice he knits together clichs and phrases in a totally nonsensical eulogy. Its the highlight of the evening, and I wish more of the show were like it.Older, not betterWritten by Joe Sears, Jaston Williams and Ed Howard, Greater Tuna is the first of four. (Theres the aforementioned A Tuna Christmas as well as Red, White & Tuna and Tuna Does Vegas.) Greater Tuna is almost 30 years old, and unfortunately, its showing its age. According to Paul Graffys director notes in the playbill, By 1985, Greater Tuna was the most produced play in the United States by schools, colleges, community and professional theatres. The notes also tell us that Mr. Graffy helped Mr. Ashton and Mr. Bean remount the production in Georgia last summer. Its to his credit and to the actors that they dont play the inhabitants of Greater Tuna as caricatures but as characters. You never see them trying to milk the laughs, and for that, Im grateful. The set is simple, with a table on either side of the stage (one for the OKKK announcers, one for the family) and a set of chairs, which also serve as a casket and the front seat of a car. With walls painted a patriotic red, white and blue, the set includes a map of Texas and a dismal desert scene. The costumes by the cast, with special assistance from Dot Auchmoody, costume designer for The Naples Players, and from Mary Bauer of Naples and Stacey Miller of Blue Ridge, Ga., are outstanding, and often cause laughter on their own. What you think about the show probably depends upon how often youve seen it before. If this is your first time, you might find it anywhere from very funny to mildly amusing, as some of my theater companions did. But if youve already seen it few times, you might discover the humor just doesnt hold up after repeated viewings. THEATER REVIEW NancySTETSON firstname.lastname@example.org You can tuna fish but you cant tuna play >> Greater Tuna >> Where: The Tobye Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre >> When: through May 22 >> Cost: $20 >> Information: 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org in the know COURTESY PHOTOSLeft to right: Pat Ashton, B.T. Bean, B.T. Bean and Pat Ashton
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 20-26, 2010 C9 Conservancy welcomes volunteers who love people and SWF natureSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY GIVING Got extra time this summer? Share it and help The Shelter for Abused Women & Children transform the lives of domestic violence victims. A wide-range of volunteer opportunities exist in Naples, Immokalee and Bonita Springs, including: Retail support at Options Thrift Shgoppe and Another Option Thrift Shoppe. Administrative support in Naples and Immokalee, assisting with special projects, small tasks and ongoing work including filing, copying, stuffing envelopes, data entry, making banners, office support, research, sorting donations, organizing pantries/closets. Donation pick-up and delivery to Options, The Shelter and the Immokalee Outreach Office. Child care helpers. Hola Immokalee! volunteers to help with child care, office jobs and assorted duties at the Immokalee Outreach Office. Hotline counselors for the confidential 24-hour crisis line, 775-1101. Court advocates to assist individuals seeking injunctions for protection. InVEST advocates to work on reducing the number of domestic violence homicides in Collier County. Residential shelter and outreach advocates to assist with intake, empowerment and counseling. Volunteer duties that involve direct interaction with Shelter clients require successful completion of core competency training from the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The course is offered at The Shelter. For more information, call 775-3862, ext. 235, or fill out the volunteer interest form at www.naplesshelter.org. The Conservancy of Southwest Florida counts on volunteers to provide nearly $1 million in services each year. The only job requirements are outstanding people skills and a love for nature. These are just a few of the duties for which volunteers are always welcome: Docents to give tours through the Discovery Center. Guest information helpers to welcome visitors, collect admission fees, answer phones, etc. Animal caregivers to prepare food, clean enclosures and enter admission data in the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. Critter couriers to pick up injured animals and deliver them to the center. Conservancy. Training provided. Special events assistants to help with set-up, greeting, parking, etc. Bulk mailing helpers. Grounds workers to help with horticultural maintenance and site surveys. Concierge corps workers to deliver, place and monitor collateral materials in various locations. For more information, call 403-4212 or visit www.conservancy.org. Shelter seeks summer volunteers LOCATED AT THE239.213.1441 475 North Rd. Naples, FL 34104 NAPLES HARBOUR YACHT CLUB Drinks Join Jacks Club To Come by boat go under the Bridge at Tin City past Bayfront 7 minutes and we will be on the right hand side. Jacks is for Members only Come out today to Join River Bar Poolside Entertainment PUZZLE ANSWERS COURTESY PHOTOKaren Balzano, seated, recently retired after 14 years as the manager of Options Thrift Shop, which is operated by The Shelter for Abused Women & Children. Assistant manager Maria Blough, kneeling, and a number of Options volunteers attended a celebration at Ridgway Bar and Grill in Ms. Balzanos honor.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 20-26, 2010 SEE ANSWERS, C9 SEE ANSWERS, C9 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. *Colorado State University hurricane team **Call for details.License #CRC056857STRM SMART INDUSTRIESare predicted for 2010*.Dont delay,call Storm Smart today. Intelligent Hurricane Protection.888.962.7283 Buy any 4 Storm Smart Products and get the 5thFREE!**Plus register at:www.StormSmart.com to save 10%4Major HurricanesSTRM SMART4Major Hurricanes888.962.7283 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 BEFORE AND AFTER By Linda ThistleSponsored By: Moderate Challenging Expert Puzzle Difficulty this week: TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Changing things now could upset a lot of people. But if you feel youre acting because you believe its the right thing to do, others will understand and even come to support you. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A change of mind might not necessarily be a change of heart. You still want to go ahead with your plans, but you might see a better way to make them happen. So go for it. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) An old business dispute could reemerge and possibly affect upcoming negotiations. Consider opening up the situation to include suggestions from others on both sides of the issue. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Some Leos and Leonas might find it somewhat difficult to get their ideas accepted or even considered. But thats only for a while. Things will soon return to the way you like them. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) The pace seems to be slowing down from the hectic on-the-job run you recently enjoyed. But be assured that youre still in the race to pick up new workplace-related goodies. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Seasonal changes create opportunities for busy Librans. However, be sure to balance your workload with your personal life so that you dont overdo it on one end or the other. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A former critic could make a surprise turnaround and become a supporter. But if your Scorpion sense suspects a questionable motive, who are the rest of us to doubt it? SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Data on a new project seems less than dependable. But it might turn out to be just the opposite. Consult with someone who knows how you might best be able to check it out. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Capricorneans face many decisions this week, with the Sea Goats kids rating high on the consideration scale, especially regarding vacations and upcoming school matters. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Showing that you care is what Aquarians do so well. Its your very special skill. And this week, youll have several chances to show off that gift for a very special person. Good luck. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) That streak of Piscean wariness should serve you well this week should you be among those who come up against a slippery character offering a fishy deal with nothing to back it up. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your Aries self-esteem level is high, as is your impatience to see more action come your way in the workplace. Good news, Lamb: It could start to happen sooner than you think. BORN THIS WEEK: You have an artists sense of how to help others see, as you do, the beautiful things about the world.
>> Couples can get married in the real Verona courtyard in which Juliet supposedly lived. In the lm, tourists touch the right breast of Juliets bronze statue in the courtyard, which is said to be good luck. Did you know? NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 20-26, 2010 C11 Exclusive O er through Betty Maclean Travel, Inc.* Save $500 per person on 30 Select Signature Journeys. Reserve by May 31, 2010Abercrombie & Kent Presents Luxury Travel to the Worlds Greatest Destinations Tuesday, May 25 3:00pm RSVP 513-0333 Seating is limited*Offers apply to select dates & programs, new bookings only. Subject to availability. Restrictions apply. Must be reserved through Betty Maclean Travel, Inc. by May 31, 2010.Abercrombie & Kent 2245 VENETIAN COURT NAPLES, FL 34109239-513-0333 800-865-8111www.BettyMacleanTravel.com Info@BettyMacleanTravel.comBETTY MACLEAN TRAVEL Inc. SHANGHAI CARTAGENA BRISBANE ST NAZAIRE CALDERA ST MAARTEN ST PETERSBURG NAWILIWILI LIBSONCALDERA ST MAARTEN ST PETERSBURG NAWILIWILI LIBSON VANCOUVER CALDERA SHANGHAI CARTAGENA BRISBANE ST NAZAIRE SHANGHAI CARTAGENA BRISBANE SHANGHAI CARTAGENA BRISBANE ST NAZAIRE CALDERA ST MAARTEN ST PETERSBURG NAWILIWILI LIBSONCALDERA ST MAARTEN ST PETERSBURG NAWILIWILI LIBSON VANCOUVER CALDERA SHANGHAI CARTAGENA BRISBANE ST NAZAIRE SHANGHAI CARTAGENA BRISBANE SOUNDS OF SINATRA DINNER CRUISEFeaturing Tony Avalon Tuesday, May 25, 2010 7-9pm 550 Port-O-Call Way | Naples, FL 34102Call (239) 649-2275for reservations.www.NaplesPrincessCruises.com IMAGES OF A PRINCESS ... A CRUISE FIT FOR A PRINCES S ursday, May 27, 2010 2-3:30pm Liebig Art Center, Bosom Buddies and NCH. Letters to Juliet imagines, in its own way, what would have happened if starcrossed lovers Romeo and Juliet didnt die, but merely went their separate ways. A cynic might say they saved one another years of bickering and heartache. A romantic would weep for the years they lost. A director, in this case Gary Winick (Bride Wars), would put them in an occasionally amusing heart warmer thats formulaic to the very end.The story: Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) wants to be a writer. Shes engaged to Victor (Gael Garcia Bernal), a chef and soonto-be restaurateur. Together they go on a pre-honeymoon to Verona, Italy, where she wants to sightsee and he wants to meet with potential vendors. As they spend time apart she discovers a courtyard in which women leave letters to Juliet Capulet (of Romeo and Juliet fame) looking for advice on their love lives.Four women known as Juliets Secretaries answer these letters, and Sophie is invited to join them. When she finds a letter written 50 years ago thats gone unanswered, she responds. A few days later the woman who wrote the letter, Claire (Vanessa Redgrave), and her grandson Charlie (Christopher Egan) arrive in Verona, and Sophie joins them on a quest to find Claires long-lost love, Lorenzo (Franco Nero, Redgraves husband).Lets think about this for a second. Claire wrote this letter to a woman who (according to Shakespeare) was 15 when she committed suicide after finding her lover dead. Juliet knew nothing of love, only the infatuation of a forbidden romance that occurred at a time of budding hormones and unexplored sexuality. Really, Juliet was hardly an expert on love, just as Sophie and the four old bats have no right to pry into peoples love lives. Women leave letters to Juliet for hope, not Hallmark answers. Logic aside, writers Jose Rivera and Tim Sullivan have a right to ask us to suspend disbelief, and the result is a bythe-books love story thats predictable and bland. Ms. Redgrave is endearing as Claire, but the last half-hour fizzles as we wait for the inevitable to transpire. As for Ms. Seyfried (Chloe, Dear John), who got lost in the hellishness of Pierce Brosnan scream singing in Mamma Mia, this film proves theres some real talent behind the beauty. Itll be interesting to see where her career goes from here. Heres what Id write in a letter to Juliet: Hey Jules. Nice job inspiring people to think that losing a loved one is something to die for. Cant imagine how many suicides and depressives we have because of your sob story. Worse, because of you movies like Letters to (You) overly romanticize the art of tragically lost love, leaving men tortured and women weeping. Romeo would not be happy. Yours, Dan 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 Letters to Juliet Is it worth $10? No danHUDAK www.hudakonhollywood.com
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC12 WEEK OF MAY 20-26, 2010 Not valid with any other offer. Some restrictions may apply. Fresh. Natural. Delicious. BBQ pulled pork, cilantro cole slaw & fried onions on our new Challah roll. Try our Smokehouse BBQ Pork Sandwich today!For a Limited Time its ONLY. $7.99Plus TaxSmokhouse BBQ Pork Back By Popular Demand www.VerginaRestaurant.com3COURSE DINNER SPECIAL$ VVER INAG CHOICE OF SALAD, ENTRE, DESSERT AND GLASS OF BERINGER. O ered 4-7pm Children love the circus, so what better toy than a model circus parade. In the late 19th century, cages of animals were drawn by horses through the main part of town to announce that the circus had arrived. People along the parade route saw horse-drawn cages, elephants marching in a row, aerialists, clowns and other acts. The parade was a major event in town and became a pre-show tradition. Toy replicas of circus wagons, animals and performers were made by many toy companies, including Schoenhut, Kenton Hardware, Arcade, Kingsbury and Hubley. The Hubley circus, made from 1906 to 1919, even had an iron Royal Circus calliope wagon that carried a music-making machine. In October 2010, a 16-inch-long calliope with horses, in mint condition with the box, was offered for sale. The original price in 1915 was $5.98. It auctioned for $19,000. Ms. Kovel answers your questions: Q: I bought a Goebel Beatles figurine from a friend several years ago and am looking for something to compare it to. It is marked Bull 307 and has a threeline Goebel mark. Others I have seen are painted; this one is all white. Can you help with any information? A : A set of Beatles figurines inspired by the movie Yellow Submarine was issued in 1968 by the Goebel Porcelain Co. of Germany, famous for its Hummel figurines. It is thought that Goebel had some trouble with the colors its artists were using and stopped production after about 100 sets were made. Some of the sets were given away and the rest were never released for sale, making them the rarest of all Beatles memorabilia. A few sets have sold at auction for between $15,000 (in 2000) and $18,000 (in 2002). Single figurines of Ringo Starr and George Harrison have sold for $800 to $2,700. Goebel reissued the Beatles figurines in a limited edition of 1,968 sets to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of the movie. They are identical to the originals and come in a display box with stand. They sell for about $1,000 a set. Q: I have some ceramic molds that look like my modern tin Jell-O molds. When did they start making Jell-O? A: Your early ceramic molds were used for gelatin desserts or salads. Beginning in the 14th century, molds were served at elaborate parties. The gelatin, a form of animal collagen, was made by boiling animal skin, bones, Circus toys are popular with collectorsKOVELS: ANTIQUES Ch il d l h i h b p b terryKOVEL email@example.com
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 20-26, 2010 A&E C13 even cattle hooves and other animal tissues. In 1845 the process became easier because a gelatin was made to be sold in stores. Charles Knox developed granulated gelatin in 1894, and in 1897 Jell-O was created. Molded foods went out of style in the first half of the 20th century, but in the 1950s molds came back. Old and new molds are still easy to find and use. Q: I was told there was a solar lamp in the 18th century. Did it really run on sunlight? A: The solar lamp was invented in the 1840s, but it was not like what we call a solar lamp today. The 19th-century solar lamp burned whale oil, olive oil or, most commonly, lard. It had a unique burner and a reflector that sent a draft against the flame, which made a narrow, very bright flame. There were English deflectors similar to solar lamp deflectors, so some think the solar lamp was invented by the English. But in the United States, solar lamps were made by Cornelius & Co. and Archer, Warner, Miskey and Co., both Philadelphia firms that operated from the 1840s to the1860s. Solar lamps were being sold in Canada by 1847. Q: My oak rocking chair was purchased at an estate sale in 1956. The label on the bottom says Taylors Comfortable Rockers, Rocker Specialists, The Taylor Chair Co., Bedford, Ohio. What can you tell me about this company? A: The Taylor Chair Co. is said to be the oldest furniture maker in the Unites States. It traces its origins to 1816, when Benjamin Fitch began making chairs in Bedford, Ohio. His son-in-law, William O. Taylor, began managing the business in the 1840s. The name of the company was changed to the Taylor Chair Co. in 1885. The firm manufactured more than 100 different styles of chairs in the early 1900s. Tables, sofas and other types of furniture were added to the companys production lines in the 1950s and s. The company still is in business in Bedford. Tip: Washing your hands is good for your health and that of your collections. Grease and dirt can stain pieces and permanently lower their value. 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 PHOTOIt took $19,000 to buy this Hubley toy calliope at an RSL auction in Oldwick, N.J. It is in mint condition and has the original box, which adds to the value. of NaplesSummer Deal at2-4-1 ALL DAY HOUSE WINES AND WELLSDINNER FOR TWO $29.99Includes: OMG! End of SeasonSALEWe've gathered all sale items at our Plaza location on 3rd Street South TAKE AN ADDITIONAL 25% OFFselect sale items including pants, tees, cardigans and jacketsAT THE PLAZA STORE ONLY WINNERBEST IN WOMENS CLOTHING6 YEARS IN A ROW 2004 TO 2009On the Plaza 3rd Street South Venet ian Village Park Shore Bonita Bay PromenadeMonday Saturday 10 6 Sunday 12 5 239-206-4460www.marilynhellman.com331 Fifth Avenue South in NaplesMarilyns Annual Sale50% OFFStarts May 13th
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FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 20-26, 2010 A&E C15 Discover Naples best kept secret on the bay... The Club At Naples Bay Resort Fitness Membership Summer Membership now available 530-5100 Mon-Fri 11am-9:30pm Sat 4:30-9:30pm Sun-closedSt. Andrews Square 8793 Tamiami Trail East, Naples239-352-0888 www.EurasiaOfNaples.comItalian & Vietnamese Cuisine with a French In uence Includes 2 SaladsCaesar, Asian Ginger or Spring GreensIncludes 2 Signature Entres SPECIAL INCLUDES YOUR CHOICE OF A FREE BOTTLE OF OUR HOUSE RED OR WHITE WINEEvery entre served with your choice of rice, potato or pasta. No substitutionsEconomic Stimulus SPECIAL$24.95 for 2*4:30pm til close 2 DINNERS 1 BOTTLE OF WINE DESSERT$24.99With Coupon289 9th Street South Naples, FL 34102(on the corner of 41 & 3rd Ave. S.)(239) 249-4183 The students of Naples Ballet will perform Auroras Wedding, based on the third act of Tchaikovskys Sleeping Beauty, at 7 p.m. Friday, May 21, and at 3 and 6 p.m. Saturday, May 22, at the Sugden Community Theatre. The fantasy-filled celebration is overflowing with charming guests from the fairy-tale world. The singleact ballet was first presented by Serge Diaghilevs Ballet Russe in Paris (1922), and was inspired by the work of the 19th century genius Marius Petipa, considered the greatest choreographer in history. It centers on the wedding of Aurora and Prince Florimund, with special guests that include fairies and fairy-like characters surrounded by lavish sets and colorful costumes. Tickets are $15 and $20. All seats are reserved. To purchase tickets, call Naples Ballet at 732-1000 or visit www.NaplesBallet.org. Naples Ballet is a nonprofit organization that provides dancers of all ages with performance opportunities that meet expert standards of artistic development. The school offers free professional dance instruction through scholarship funding while serving as a training ground for local dancers possibly seeking professional careers in dance or related fields. Scholarships for ballet training are awarded to dancers through open auditions. Daily training is essential for dancers to be technically prepared. In addition to class time, weekly preparatory production rehearsals are necessary, with dancers dedicating a minimum average of 13 hours a week while maintaining their educational responsibilities. Naples Ballet dancers have been accepted to prestigious summer programs such as American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, Houston Ballet, School of American Ballet, Harid Conservatory and the Orlando Ballet, among others. The ballet also offers performing arts experience to all children in areas such as set design and construction, advertising and promotion, ticket sales, costuming, stage crews and other aspects involved in bringing a production to life. For more information, call 732-1000 or visit www. NaplesBallet.org. Young Naples Ballet students present Auroras Wedding >>What: Auroras Wedding, by students of Naples Ballet >>When: 7 p.m. Friday, May 21; 3 and 6 p.m. Saturday, May 22 >>Where: The Sugden Community Theatre >>Cost: $15 and $20 >>Info: 732-1000 or www.NaplesBallet.org in the know WORTH COLLECTIONSAMPLE SALE SPRING & SUMMER 2010 40% OFF All jackets, dresses, pants, top, belts, purses & scarves! COME EARLY FOR AVAILABLE STOCK!380 10th Street South Olde Naples239-860-3100 MAY 27 thru May 31 ONLY!www.worthny.com
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This offer includes exclusive use of: Ristorante D' Angeli Restaurant Bar Italian Cuisine 466 5th Avenue South Naples, FL 34102 239-262-1920www.ristorantedangeli.comDiscover and meet the original "Angelina"Simply "delizioso"Everyday Fresh No Preservatives No MSG We cater to people with allergies.Open for Lunch 11:45AM3PM Happy hour 4-6.30PM Twilight dinner: 4.30-6.30PM $14.95 Late dinner: 9PMtill close $14.95 OUR BIGGEST COMPLAINT:"we didn't know you were here" Heres some of whats coming up on the program for the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra. Unless otherwise noted, concerts take place at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. For tickets and more information, call 597-1900 or visit www. thephil.org.Kids can catch a Magic Carpet rideSaturday-morning Magic Carpet concerts for kids highlight 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. 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 bass. Performances are at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $8.Family Fare series wraps upPictures at an Exhibition, the orchestras final Family Fare concert of the season, begins at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 23. Fast-paced and fun, each program in the series is approximately 75 minutes long and presented without an intermission. Based on 10 Russian paintings, Petrovich Mussorgskys colorful Pictures at an Exhibition is among the most entertaining classical works ever written. With its depictions of gnomes, baby chicks hatching, giant ox carts and a huge city gate, this work, orchestrated by Maurice Ravel, thrills audiences young and old alike. Another of the composers fun and familiar classical works, Night on Bald Mountain, also is showcased in this performance. Conducting the concert will be Stuart Chafetz, resident conductor of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and music director and conductor of the Maui Pops Orchestra. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students.Heres to the red, white and blueStar Spangled Spectacular, the orchestras eclectic tribute to America, will fill the concert hall at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, May 27-29. Stuart Chafetz, music director of the Maui Pops Orchestra, returns to Naples to conduct the program with highlights including Armed Forces Salute, a rousing Sousa march, John Williams Summon the Heroes (the 1996 Olympics theme), a Great Westerns tribute, the Colonel Bogey March, the Overture and Buglers Holiday. Tickets are $45 for adults and $27 for students.Youth chorale warming up for spring recitalThe spring recital of the Philharmonic Youth Chorale begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 22. Directed by James Cochran, the 85-voice ensemble of young people ages 7 to 17 will perform a variety of music, including Broadway hits, folk songs and standard choral works representing various musical eras and genres. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students.Pops conductor Everly takes over holiday concertsPrincipal Pops Conductor Jack Everly will lead the National Symphony Orchestra for the 2010 National Memorial Day Concert and A Capitol Fourth, two of PBSs highest-rated programs, which air live from the West Lawn of the United States Capitol. Maestro Everly takes the baton from the late Erich Kunzel, who directed the NSO in these concerts for the past 20 years and who also served as principal pops conductor with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra for 11 years. In addition to having guest conducted the NSO for the past 10 years, Mr. Everly is the former music director of the American Ballet Theatre. He has conducted numerous shows on Broadway, including Hello Dolly, A Chorus Line and Showboat, and is also principal pops conductor of the Indianapolis and Baltimore symphonies and the National Arts Centre Orchestra of Ottawa, Canada. He became principal pops conductor of the Naples Philharmonic last summer. The announcement of Mr. Everlys appointment was made by Jerry Colbert, executive director for Capital Concerts, the nonprofit Washington, D.C.-based company that has produced both multiaward-winning shows for the past 30 years. We are thrilled to welcome Jack Everly to the concerts this year, he said. It was a real tragedy to lose our long-time conductor and friend Erich Kunzel last year, and we will miss his spirit and energy With his experience conducting numerous orchestras around the world, on Broadway, and in ballet, Jack Everly will help bring new ideas to these national celebrations and we look forward to working with him. Mr. Everly said he was honored and humbled to follow in the footsteps of Erich Kunzel, and added he looks forward to contributing to these wonderful concerts that have truly become American traditions. The National Memorial Day Concert honors the service and sacrifice of American men and women in uniform, their families at home and all those who have given their lives for our country. It airs at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 30. A Capitol Fourth, Americas biggest birthday party, celebrates 30 years on the air at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 4. ORCHESTRA NOTES
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 20-26, 2010 A&E C19 Naples Daily News naplesnews.comBonita Daily News Bonita News .com choice CHAMPION2009southwest orida TV is topic at press clubWhat does the future hold for television viewers? Thousands of channels? Cable or direct TV? Hi-def or fiber optic? With federal deregulation of the telecommunications industry, there is an emergence of competition to rising cable prices. More open access to such competition is under discussion by many local condominium associations. Members and guests of the Naples Press Club will find out more at at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 27, at the Bellasera Hotel. Guest speakers will be Corey Hayes of Mastec and DIRECTV and Erik Zimmer of CenturyLink. Cost of the luncheon and meeting is $20 for members and $25 for guests. RSVP by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or register online at www. naplespressclub.org.Explore your travel optionsTheres a new ticket in town for those who seek travel adventure but dont want to go it alone. The Exploration Society is the brainchild of Jen Mitchell and Cassie McMillion of Betty Maclean Travel. Members and anyone interested in learning more about the society are invited to a mixer from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, May 24, at Haskells Wine and Spirits on Pine Ridge Road. The evening will include a discussion about adventures in Chile as well as a Chilean wine tasting. For more information, e-mail ExplorationSociety@BettyMacleanTravel.com.Hazels Closet outfits Christian womens luncheon The Naples Christian Womens Connection is planning a luncheon with a fashion show by Hazels Closet consignment store beginning at 11:30 a.m. Friday, June 4, at Quail Creek Country Club. Marilyn Nase will be the inspirational speaker. Cost is $23 per person. For reservations, call Roberta McFarland at 5912074 or e-mail robertamcfarland00@ comcast.net.Get acquainted with newcomersThe 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 2984083 or visit www.naplesnewcomers. com. CLUB NOTES
C20 WEEK OF MAY 20-26, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 10 Neighborhood Locations In Lee & Collier Counties View Our Entire Menu Online @ www.ribcity.com Wednesdays 1 1/4 WHOLE MAIN LOBSTER Full Rack Baby Back Ribs Only $12.95 $ 10 99 Tuesday & Thursday Prime Rib Dinner $ 10 95 For a Slow Roasted Tuesdays Kids Eat Free! With the purchase of an adult entre. Mondays Only Guild supports Opera NaplesThe Opera Naples Guild has been formed to foster community outreach and cooperation among arts organizations throughout Southwest Florida. Membership is open to all, and members will become involved with Opera Naples in numerous ways, including: volunteering in various capacities during the performance season and throughout the year; participating in educational outreach programs; attending dress rehearsals; participating in opera study groups, lectures and demonstrations; assisting with fundraising events; and traveling to performances by other opera companies. The guild will also sponsor and/or assist with activities such as luncheons in advance of each new production, opening night cast parties and end-ofseason events. Annual membership in the Opera Naples Guild is $35 per person or $50 per couple. To become a member or for more information, call 514-SING or visit www.operanaples.org.Bonita Zontians seek nominations for annual awardThe Zonta Club of Bonita Spring is accepting nominations for its 2010-2011 Woman of the Year award. Since 1988, the club has selected a Woman of the Year who has worked hard to make the Bonita/ Estero community a better place to live and work. The recipients have all played key leadership roles in local charitable organizations and foundations; many have worked on womens issues that represent the heart of the clubs mission to improve the circumstances of women at all stages of life, both locally and globally. Past winners include: Arden McCurdy, Cherrill Cregar, Fran Luessenhop, Nancy Near, Marjorie Rubacky, Patsy Graham, Nancy Keefer, Diane Lepola, Barbara DuFrane, Jacky McCurdy, Marie Tranovich and Jane Hogg. To nominate a woman who exemplifies the community spirit demonstrated by past recipients of this award, submit a brief biography including personal information about the nominee, her education and careers, charitable organizations she has been involved with. Send submissions to: YVonne Murray, president, Zonta Club of Bonita Springs, at email@example.com. The deadline for nominations is July 31. Nominees will be voted on by the clubs board of directors. The award will be presented at the clubs annual Glass Slipper Ball on Friday, Nov. 19, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples. CLUB NOTES
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 20-26, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C21 Richard Westlake never failed to make me laugh. On-stage and off, his comic sensibility and timing were impeccable. A superb character actor, he could make people laugh just by appearing on-stage. I remember the uproar when he was carried out in repose by buff young men surrounded by voluptuous dancing girls in Jesus Christ Superstar at the Naples Dinner Theatre. He was Herod, an outrageous, selfindulgent, over-the-top Herod a drag queen wannabe Herod, if you will with black eyeliner and blue eye shadow. And in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, also at the Naples Dinner Theatre, he played the governor. When he walked out to address the crowd and intoned, My friends, in a sleazy, insincere Texas accent worthy of the slimiest politician, the audience was in stitches. And when he sang The Sidestep and started dancing across the stage, jowls flapping, hands raised in a Nixonian V-for-victory sign, we howled with laughter. Of course, Dick was in more than one Whorehouse. (And his humor was such that hed absolutely love it that I managed to work that sentence into this tribute.) He appeared in a more recent production at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, reprising his role as governor, but also appearing as a quirky townsperson in a loud plaid suit. I must have seen him in two dozen shows at the Naples Dinner Theatre alone. He was the somber, tuxedoclad narrator in Rocky Horror Picture Show who also did the Time Warp dance. He was a philandering CEO in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and he was Mother Burnside in Mame. In Once Upon A Mattress he was King Sextimus, a mute monarch who looked like a more robust Harpo Marx, chasing young maidens around the palace. His role required him to tell his son about the facts of life without using words. Dick never minded making himself look silly on stage. And he always got the laughs. But he also played more serious roles: a man mourning his dead brother in Golf With Alan Shepard, and someone in the throes of an existential crisis in Mornings at Seven, both at Florida Repertory Theatre. I think the first time I saw him on stage was in 1999 at Theatre Conspiracy in The Lonely Planet, a show about friendship, loss and AIDS. Fittingly, he starred in the two-man show with Bill Taylor, one of his former acting students. In his early years, Dick acted with Goldie Hawn, Glenn Close, Scott Glenn and Linda Lavin. I remember watching Ms. Hawn at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall six years ago. During the Q&A, Dick said something from the audience and Ms. Hawn, realizing who it was, squealed with joy, Dickie! Dick taught theater at Edison Community College for 24 years and then devoted himself full-time to acting and directing at Theatre Conspiracy, the Off-Broadway Palm and The Sugden Community Theatre. Its impossible to calculate the many lives he touched: family, friends, students, actors, audiences. During the last days of his life, scores of e-mails and Facebook messages poured in non-stop from people expressing love and gratitude. Dicks family kept printing them out and reading them to him. Dick Westlake was a talented actor and a tender man whose presence on stage and in our lives will be deeply missed. Nancy Stetson Richard D. Westlake1938 2010A TRIBUTE TO >> Its tting that a celebration of Dicks life will be held in a theater. His family invites his friends to the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Drive, Fort Myers, at 6 p.m. Monday, May 24. Therell be a free buffet, followed by a celebration that will start around 7:15 p.m. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. in the know COURTESY PHOTOSSome of the many faces of Dick Westlake, clockwise from top left: In Once Upon A Mattress at the Naples Dinner Theatre; with his son, Duffey Westlake, in Amadeus; mugging backstage for the camera; and with Nikki Savitt in Tony n Tinas Wedding at the Naples Dinner Theatre.
C22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 20-26, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY $39*Introductory 1-Hour Massage Session 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 (239) 254-9006 Good for any hair care service booked in the month of May. Also good for current clients who refer a friend.Exp. 05/31/10. $10 OFF NEW CLIENTS 20% OFFBrazilian Keratin Treatment 20% OFF All Retail ProductsExp. 05/31/10 Exp. 05/31/10. New clients only. SALON SUMMER SUNDOWN Hair Event on July 9th.Call for details.Eat like a king at Hilton NaplesDine like, well, royalty at Dine Like Royalty at Shulas Steakhouse on Sunday, June 27. The six-course wine dinner will benefit Bosom Buddies, the NCH Mammogram Fund and The von Liebig Art Center Scholarship Fund. Special guests will be Darren McGrady, former senior chef at Buckingham Palace and the late Princess Dianas personal chef; Suzanne King, owner of several of the princess gowns that are on display at The von Liebig; and Richard Dalton, the princess hairdresser. Hosts for the evening are eBella magazine and Marianna Foggin of Coldwell Banker. A champagne reception begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $150 per person or $225 for VIP seating with one of the guests of honor. For reservations or more information, call 591-2709.Tea dance will benefit ICANIts the official party of the summer, and everyone is invited. Make a difference and dance for a cause at the Red Ribbon Tea Dance to benefit the Island Coast AIDS Network from 2-6 p.m. Saturday, June 12, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort. Dance the afternoon away to the music of Tommy T on the hotels Caloosa Terrace. A celebrity dunk tank will be part of the fun. Tickets for $50 per person include a picnic buffet. There will be a cash bar, plus numerous auction items. For more information and to purchase tickets, call ICAN at 337-2391, ext. 211, or e-mail Mitch Haley at mhaley@icanswfl. com.Area concierges plan dinner danceThe Southwest Florida Concierge & Guest Service Association is holding a dinner dance and silent auction beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, June 25, at the Hilton Naples. Among the Concierge Favorites up for bid will be: Chefs dinner for 10 at Shulas Steakhouse; Hawaiian fushion cooking class for 10 at Roys; dinners at M. Waterfront Grille, The Capital Grille, Flemings Steakhouse, The Turtle Club, The Bay House and McCormick & Schmicks; salon services; golf outings; and adventures with Cruise Naples and Dolphin Explorers. Tickets are $30 per person; there will be a cash bar. For reservations, call 877-4607 or e-mail email@example.com.Have a heart for Hospital BallWe dont have a lot of details yet, but we do have the date and we know that the NCH Hospital Ball on Saturday evening, Oct. 23, at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, will benefit NCH Cardiology. Co-chairs of the event are Sharon Treiser and Ellin Goetz; auction co-chairs are Stacey Herring and Vicki Tracy; sponsorship chair is Jeanette Simmermon. Thats enough information to warrant saving the date until the formal invitation arrives in the mail. For more information, call 436-4511 or e-mail foundation@nchmdorg.Robin Givens will share her story at Shelter luncheonThe Shelter for Abused Women & Children announces that actress, author and domestic violence survivor Robin Givens will be the keynote speaker at the 11th annual Mending Broken Hearts with Hope luncheon, which takes place Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. Married in 1998 to boxing legend Mike Tyson, Ms. Givens found herself in the national spotlight 16 months later as rumors of abuse surfaced. In her memoir, Grace Will Lead Me Home, she explored her familys secret legacy of intergenerational violence and how the consequences haunted her through her marriage to Mr. Tyson. In her luncheon presentation, she will share how she found her voice as an advocate for victims of domestic violence and how sharing her story has helped her take the sadness away. Tickets for Mending Broken Hearts with Hope are $300 per person and $1,500 for patrons. Sponsorships are available. For more information, call Mary Ann Green at 775-3862, ext. 211, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Sea Salt evening will benefit childrenSea Salt on Third Street South is hosting a wine dinner to benefit the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children on Wednesday, Nov. 10. Four wine bars will be set up in the restaurants Naples Room, and buffet dinner will be in the Sea Glass Room. Save the date and watch here for details. SAVE THE DATES MCGRADY GIVENS DALTON
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 20-26, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY 1. Joanne Decker, Lois Bolin, Gary Boyd and Hope Howorth 2. Lauren and Christopher Farrell 3. Michael and Latisha Anglin 4 Jeff Thoennes and Jane Polakoff 5. The Dazzling Del Rays: Jim Meade, Larry Farese and Jim Farese 6. Jackie Ritter, Sharon Julian and Pat Shapiro 7. Paul Williams and Debbie Colson 8. Snuffy Kane 9. James ChaneyPEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLYThe Inaugural Naples CityFest celebration We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com.1 2 3 4 6 7 8 9 5
C24 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 20-26, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com.FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY 1. Dee Murray, Dorothy Norton, Sandy Dubberley, Dolores Mason, Marie Dray and Merrill Fox 2. Larry and Joyce Linderer, Marie and Bob Thompson 3. Alicia Kerns and Rose Murphy 4. Keith Mayer, Jason Mitchell, Brett Smith and Charlie Murphy 1. Stacey Herring, Sharon Treiser, Ellin Goetz, Vicki Tracy and Jeanette Simmermon 2. Jim Martin and Matt Mathias 3. Allen Weiss, Dorothy and Dan Gill 4. Lisa Vinciguerra, Sally Sitta and Mike WatkinsCOURTESY PHOTOS SEBASTIEN GIRARD / COURTESY PHOTOS NCH Hospital Ball 2010 kick-off event Gateway for Cancer Research fundraiserFundraiser at Stonebridge Country Club raises $50,000 1 2 3 4 Committee sets $650,000 goal for Young at Heart1 3 4 2
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 20-26, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C25 We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com.FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY 1. Michael Watkins, George Sherwin, Ellin Goetz and Sue Sherwin 2. Bernadette and Henry Watkins, Elizabeth and Tod Bodell 3. Mary Watkins and Oona Watkins 4. Karen and Bob Scott 5. Dolly Roberts and Judy Sproul 6. Gary and Kim Price, Joel anad Joan KesslerCOURTESY PHOTOS COURTESY PHOTO 2 VIP opening of Poolside at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club The United Arts Councils 2010 Stars in the Arts Harriet Heithaus, Myra Daniels, Brunhilde Kunzel (representing her late husband, Dr. Erich Kunzel), Patty and Jay Baker 1 2 3 4 5 6
C26 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 20-26, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY EXPLORE OUR NEWLY EXPANDED WINE LIST FEATURINGWines under $30 | Wines rated 90+ points | Local & organic wines WILD ALASKA SEAFOOD STARTING AT $19.95 CATCHWILD www.McCormickandSchmicks.com THE MERCATO 9114 Strada Place | Naples (239) 591-2299 Early Bird$19 from 11:30am to 6pmLate Bird$24 from 6pm to close (three courses)300 FIFTH AVE. S. NAPLES, FLORIDA 239.262.4044 2 for 1 2 for 1 Join us for Happy Hour (on selected drinks) Every day from 4 to 6 Bar Only complimentary buffet & LIVE MUSIC A TASTE OF Elegance WWW.NAPLES.BICEGROUP.COM50% OFF BOTTLES OF WINE(under $120 only) Available Lunch Daily Available Dinner Mon-ThursLUNCH SPECIALS$9 Sandwiches with free salad and french friesLIVE MUSIC FROM 4PM TO 6PM TO GO MENU GET 10% OFFJOIN OUR MAILING LIST TO GET DISCOUNTS AND SPECIAL OFFERS Even dedicated red wine lovers reach for cool, crisp whites as the temperature climbs. Its too hot to drink reds, says Angela Harwood of Fort Myers. I like Ra Nui Sauvignon Blanc (about $17). Its a lovely wine. Its lighter than a chardonnay and has no oak. We eat a lot of seafood, so it goes well with our diet this time of year. Barbara Yeomans of Fort Myers enjoys Alta Vista Torrontes 2008 ($12). Its nice and refreshing for the summer, and light in body, she says. I like the different tropical flavors and the clean, crisp Clementine orange finish. Local wine experts offered these suggestions for summer drinking:Jessica Palmer Decanted Wines, Naples I like the Wallace Brook Pinot Gris 2008 ($12), Ms. Palmer says. It is similar to a pinot grigio, but with more flavor. It starts with a clean citrus bouquet with melon and lemon flavors and has a clean light finish. Pair it with seafood, poultry, salmon and pastas with cream sauce. She also suggests Kung Fu Girl Riesling 2008 ($17) by Charles Smith Wines of Washington. An off-dry white, it is not sweet like a German riesling. It has deep melon flavors with a touch of honeysuckle, she says. It goes well with spicy food and sushi because it gives great balance. It ends with a sweet honey finish. And the name? According to the winerys Web site, its because Riesling and Girls kick a**! Ben Sandstrom, Haskells The Wine People, Naples Torrontes Goughenheim 2008 ($12) is one of his summer favorites. This one is made to drink for lunch, Mr. Sandstrom says. It is low in alcohol, and its good for making friends. Light on the palate, somewhat like a sauvignon blanc, it has bright acid, great nose and intense florals, ending with crisp citrus. He also recommends Carpineto Dogajolo Tuscan Blanc 2009 ($13). You may hate chardonnay, but you will like this chardonnay blend, he says. It has no oak, with nice, bright, green apple fruit. Chill it down and its very refreshing, perfect for the summer. Another great hot-weather choice: Robert Foley Vineyards Pinot Blanc 2008 ($26), with banana essence on nose and palate, and green apple flavor. Easy to drink, its a little fuller bodied than other pinot blancs, and its creamy style lingers on the palate. Jason Adams Real Wines, Fort Myers Among his favorites is a popular blend from South Africa. I like the Post House Bluish White 2008, he says of this blend of chenin blanc and sauvignon blanc from the Stellenbosch district. It has great acidity and richness from the sauvignon blanc, a little tropical fruit, with no oak aging. Its clean on the mid palate and well balanced. Its widely available for about $15, but Real Wines has it for $8.50. Domaine Hauts Sanzier Saumur Blanc 2008 ($15) is a classic, Old World style wine with tropical flavors from the chenin blanc and great minerality on the finish. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate rates it 90 points, saying its pineapple, white peach, lemon and mandarin are joined by black and red berry suggestions. Smoky, chalky, peach fuzz, peach pit and citrus zest accents add to the impressively pungent, genuinely gripping finish. Mr. Adams describes Domaine Meyer Fonne Riesling Wineck-Schlossberg 2005 ($27) as a crazy great wine from a great vintage. A full-bodied wine made to handle pork and sauerkraut, its great for hot weather, particularly for those who generally drink reds. It possesses a rich color, zesty lemon peel, and notes of stone fruit and slate with green apple acidity on the finish.Sukie Honeycutt Tonys off Third, Naples Gaba di Xil Godello 2007 (about $21.50) is a gem from Telmo Rodriguez, one of Spains premier producers, Ms. Honeycutt says. It has floral and stone fruit components, structure and richness, with no oak influence, she says. Its a great quaffing wine, but also matches well with seafood and pasta with cream sauces. Clean, crisp and light, Girard Sauvignon Blanc 2008 (about $19.50) emphasizes citrus flavors and drinks well with roasted chicken and simply prepared fish. Acrobat Pinot Gris 2008 ($14.95) is from Oregon, traditionally recognized as pinot noir territory, but now producing noteworthy pinot gris and chardonnay. Fermented and aged in stainless steel, the wine has great balance between fruit and acid. With flavors of pear and honeydew, I would happily drink this on my back porch, at the beach, or with fried chicken or lobster, Ms. Honeycutt says. jimMcCRACKEN email@example.com Its time to break out those bright summer whites VINO COURTESY PHOTO / OPICI WINESCarpineto Dogajolo Tuscan Blanc 2009
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 20-26, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 diningCALENDAR Thursday, May 20, 5:30-8 p.m., Decanted: The Ultimate Wine Throwdown features top wines from area distributors; limited to 50 people; $25, 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 434-1814. Reservations required. Thursday, May 20, 6:30 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Sample a variety of wines and dishes throughout the showroom during this casual tasting; $35, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; (866) 206-3840. Reservations required. Friday, May 21, 7 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Date Night is a great time to step out with a loved one or friends for a three-course dinner filled with little extras, wines with each course and a special dish for each date; $90 per couple inclusive, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; (866) 206-3840. Reservations required. Saturday, May 22, 11 a.m., Whole Foods Market: This session of Kids Club focuses on fun with sushi, with kids ages 5 to 15 getting to roll their own; free, Mercato, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Register at www.acteva.com/ Go/LifestyleCenter Saturday, May 22, 7 p.m., Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center: Enjoy a multi-course meal with appropriately paired wines; $75 inclusive, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; (866) 206-3840. Reservations required. Tuesday, May 25, 5:30-8 p.m., Decanted: Sample some of the wines created in New Zealand and Australia, including shiraz, sauvignon blanc and cabernet; $10, 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 434-1814. Reservations required. Wednesday, May 26, 5:30-8 p.m, Decanted: Sample some of the wines crafted by Dave Phinney, whos known for his cult wine The Prisoner and who has made wines for Orin Swift, Beau Vigne and other boutique wineries; $25, 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 434-1814. Reservations required. Wednesday, May 26, 6 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Denise Petersen demonstrates how to make ravioli and biscotti from scratch; $10, Mercato, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Register at www.acteva. com/Go/LifestyleCenter Submit event listings to Cuisine@florida weekly.com karenFELDMAN firstname.lastname@example.org FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE Lovers of authentic Chinese food rejoice! Mark Chengs in the kitchen and what hes producing is inspired and inspiring. Youll find no crab Rangoon, chow mein or egg foo yung on his menu. Instead, there are pork fried dumplings, Peking duck with house-made pancakes and seven variations of prawns. Everything I tasted was exceptional. But lets start at the top. Omei occupies a well-appointed space that previously held Harvest Moon in Tamiami Square, next to Sam-Bucco Bistro and a few doors away from Naples Tomato. The dining room is a study in elegance: a well-stocked, illuminated wine rack covers much of one wall, plush banquettes and thickly upholstered chairs invite patrons to settle in and relax, tables are covered in spotless white linens, and tall glass vases hold pretty dried wheat stalks and fresh sunflowers. The service staff is as on point as any Ive seen in top restaurants around the city. Servers are well acquainted with the menu and willingly advise those who are unfamiliar with the offerings. I heard people at three tables around me marveling at the food and service. If they were listening, theyd have heard the same conversation at my table. The wine list includes quite a few worthy varieties, almost all of which are available by the glass or bottle. My companion tried a glass of B.R. Cohn Silver Label cabernet sauvignon, while I found an excellent sake, Ty Ku Junmai Ginjo, an Oregonian product with lovely peach and lychee notes and just a hint of spice. The only down side of eating at Omei is limiting yourself to just a few of the many tempting items on the menu. We finally settled on the scallion pancake ($4.95) and salted pepper calamari ($7.50) for starters. The calamari dish might not sound all that intriguing, but what arrived at our table certainly was. The chef had breaded tubes of calamari and fried them to golden perfection, topping them with lots of toasted garlic and onion. The squid was tender and had plenty of flavor on its own, however, at our servers suggestion, we ordered a selection of sauces chili pepper, plum and sweet and sour and found that each enhanced the squid in its own way. The pancake was crisp and golden brown, studded with pieces of scallion. We tried out the various sauces on it, too, and found they worked as well as they did with the calamari. The entre selection offers a broader than usual choice of seafood, including Maine lobster, salmon, grouper, sea bass and seven variations of prawn. We felt compelled to try at least one prawn dish, so we ordered the one with mango sauce ($15.95). We also asked for Chilean sea bass ($19.95) and a dish of string beans ($7.95). The plump prawns shared the plate with bright chunks of ripe mango and bits of red pepper that added a little spice. A layer of pine nuts finished off this lively dish. The Chilean sea bass was sliced and then assembled in two rows, one with a subtle garlic sauce and the other with a heartier black bean sauce. I liked that the black beans had been ground to a fine consistency, providing flavor without the bulk that might have interfered with the delicate texture of the fish. And the string beans were just what Id hope for: tender-crisp beans seasoned with just enough scallions and dried chili pepper. Its a classic dish that was common in the Philadelphia and New York Chinatowns where I feasted in my youth, but its rarely seen in these parts. Chinese cuisine doesnt include much in the way of desserts beyond fruit, so Chef Cheng brings in Westernstyle sweets, including cakes and Royal Scoop ice cream. We shared a scoop of rich vanilla that our server thoughtfully garnished with stripes of white chocolate and caramel. It was an ideal palate cleanser after all of those fabulous spices. As impressed as I was with the food, I was equally taken with the smart looking, well-trained staff. From co-owner Mary Cheng, who kept a careful watch over all the tables and stopped to chat at each one, to the welcoming hostess to our attentive, confident waiter, everyone worked to ensure customers were satisfied. Omei is a dazzling new star on the dining horizon. For authentic Chinese food served in and with style, its in a class by itself. My, oh my! Omeis a Chinese restaurant worth raving about i to 5 10 0. e va. g s da m Omei Chinese Cuisine, >> Hours: 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 4-10 p.m. Sunday >> Reservations: Accepted >> Credit cards: Major cards accepted. >> Price range: Appetizers, $3.50-$9.95; entrees, $7.50-$39.95 >> Beverages: Full bar >> Seating: Banquettes and conventional tables indoors as well as tables on the patio >> Specialties of the house: Pork soup dumplings, spicy wonton, crabmeat corn soup, kung po chicken, Peking duck, Mongolia beef, wood-grilled honey baby back ribs, wood-grilled lamb chops, honey walnut prawns, Omei surf and turf, Singapore rice noodles >> Volume: Low to moderate >> Parking: Free lot >> Website: www.omeinaples.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 14700 Tamiami Trail, Naples; 254-8973 Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor in the know KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLY Above: Mark and Mary Cheng are the owners of O'mei Chinese Cuisine. Left: This scallion pancake is a classic Chinese appetizer. Below: A trio of sauces add flavor to salted pepper calamari, one of the creative appetizers served at Omei Chinese Cuisine.
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Theres nothing quite like walking into a home for sale thats fresh, bright, clean, and sparkling. Of course, the opposite is true too. Its highly discouraging to walk through the house and not be able to study it because its cluttered, dirty, and you can hardly see out the windows. With this in mind, here are a few areas to be sure you focus on before you have buyers coming through your home. Window cleaning. If you have a lot of windows that are high, hiring a window cleaner might be needed. But if you think you can manage, then try some insider tricks. Mix one-quarter vinegar with cool water in a spray bottle. Instead of using paper towels, roll up newspapers and wipe the windows with them. e newsprint wont rub o on the window and it will save you the extra expense. Window washers recommend using a strategic wiping pattern. Starting at the top, so you dont have to be concerned with drips, wipe top to bottom. en on the inside rub right to le is way youll see where there are streaks. Keeping the windows crystal clear allows buyers to see the natural light coming into your home and any beautiful landscaping. If your screens are damaged with small tears or sagging its worth repairing or rescreening them. Just make sure you have a good spline roller. A rundown house will attract low o ers. HVAC Systems. Air condition and heating ventilation systems should be checked, cleaned, and in good working condition. Something as simple as a dirty lter can produce a thick layer of dust in your home when the HVAC system is used. Even though dust isnt a permanent problem (like a structural issue), its not appealing to buyers and can leave an overall bad impression about the home. On top of that, dirty lters can cause everything from very poor air quality to poorly running systems that will drain your wallet. Get rid of Insect nests. Bees, wasps, hornets love your home. Make sure you eliminate them by getting professional help if necessary. Insects buzzing around can be quite a scare for some buyers. Again, this problem isnt about the house, necessarily, however, it could make buyers uncomfortable. e same goes for pets. Dont have them in the house when its being shown or even in the backyardnot everyone is a pet lover. Clear soil buildup. You may not live at the bottom of the hill, but homeowner, Mary Kelley says, You dont have to have had a mud slide from the hill behind you. Heavy rain can cause soil buildup and then the water may seep under the foundation of the house. e rain can cause the soil to move, even on the slightest slope (not even visible to the eye), and settle against the house foundation, causing dampness which may be harmful to the foundationnot to mention its unsightly. Weed out driveway and exterior areas. Maybe you have an asphalt driveway. If the asphalt has even a hairline crack you could be headed for trouble. One homeowner had a tiny hairline crack between her house foundation and the concrete pool deck. I didnt even realize there was a gap there, then I saw this little green blade thing coming up. I thought it was grass. It was such a tiny little blade. I just ignored it. In a few weeks, with our continuing rain, I could see that it was going to be a palm tree. A palm tree has a very large, rigid trunk and it could actually damage the foundation of the house, pool, and deck, says Kelley. Kelley says she has snipped the pesky baby palm tree o three times already and it keeps coming back. I may have to try pouring RoundUp on it and hope it kills it, she says. Post check. While were on the subject of slipping foundation and water, hows your wooden fence doing? Its not a good sign when buyers get to your home and suddenly the fence collapses due to age or wobbly posts from soil saturation. If theyre loose, secure them. Check to see if the wooden posts are rotting in the ground and, maybe weeds are growing around them trapping moisture and causing it to penetrate the wood. If thats the case, solving the problem before a buyer discovers it is best. Taking care of these not-so-common spring cleaning items before you put your home on the market is a matter of making a good rst impression with buyers, and that may be the only impressionso make it count. Copyright 2004 Realty Times. All Rights Reserved Is Your Home in Tip-Top Shape for Sale? www.LevitanMcQuaid.comwww.LevitanMcQuaid.com MAY 20-26, 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. HUNT FOR HOUSES!OPEN SUNDAY, MAY 23RD FROM 1-4PMQUAIL CREEK VILLAGE 11638 Quail Village Way $240,000 2+Den/2.5 Car Garage FURNISHEDLake View! 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