ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 15 MINUTES A6 PETS OF THE WEEK A18 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B9 REAL ESTATE B11 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6 & 7 FILM REVIEW C11 SOCIETY C24-25 CUISINE C27 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE www.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. II, No. 34 FREE WEEK OF MAY 27-JUNE 2, 2010 POSTAL CUSTOMER DATED MATERIAL REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: MAY 27, 2010 Healthy livingGiving kids a fighting chance How parents can prevent childhood obesity. A14 Come Tuesday, greyhound racing goes on hiatus at the Naples-Fort Myers Greyhound Track for the first time in almost 15 years. Were going back to the old days when there was a racing circuit, says track general manager Larry Baldwin, referring to the era when the Bonita Springs track raced half the year then the dogs moved to the Flagler Greyhound Track in Miami (which has the same owners as Bonita Springs) for the rest of the year. About 60 percent are transferring over to Miami and others are going to Iowa and Alabama. Summer attendance has been down for the past two or three years, Mr. Baldwin says. Theres more competition out there withGreyhounds need home as track halts racing for summerBY KAREN FELDMANcuisine@ oridaweekly.com ARCADIA.BABCOCK RANCH. BOCA GRANDE. DOWNTOWN PUNTA GORDA. FORT MYERS BEACH. INN ON FIFTH. MARCO ISLAND. PINE ISLAND. RIALTO HARBOR. SANIBEL COTTAGES. SOUTH SEAS YOU CAN HAVESTAYCATIONSIN YOUR OWNBACKYARDTHIS SUMMER12 They are content to simply have the attention of a person all to themselves. Donna Forster, Greyhound Adoption Kennel in North Fort MyersKAREN FELDMAN/ FLORIDA WEEKLYChicagoman, a racing dog. COURTESY PHOTO/LEE COUNTY VCB/WWW.FORTMYERSSANIBEL.COMSEE TRACK, A8 INSIDESPECIAL SECTION One mans journeyA photographers four-month tour of South America nets incredible images. C1 Drive-by marketingThe classic outdoor advertising tool is still vividly current. B1 YOUR MESSAGE HERE Dancing with the StarsAnd other society events in Collier County. C24-25
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 27-JUNE 2, 2010 Hot these days, isnt it? Cone or cup, shake or malt, whadaya say? Lets go for ice cream at the end of the day, where ceiling fans turn like second-hand time and people sit like eager supplicants. Ill pray for your sweet indulgence, if thats OK. Lets go, but remember to take me, too. Well sit and lick and spoon and suck the ice cream evening bingbang-boom through mulberry dusk into black-plum night, whadaya say? Outside, theyll glow like a neon premonition all those trees, I mean, their oak-pine-palm-and-cypress insistence distinct in daylight ecosystems, but reborn before dark as the vast and singular: a boundless forest of Southern extravagance, cored of detail right down to the shimmering mangrove waterline. Is all that too much to ask, just one more time? You can butter it up with a rising moon if you wish, I wont say no. Or trade the ice cream moment for any for baseball and beer, or dogs and hogs, a ballet or a reverberating brace of six-string guitars. You pick, Im good. But if thats too much, then how about the boat? Lets load the coolers, outfit the rods, stock the bait well, and hitch the trailer. Backer down the ramp easy and squirt her out like a whipped-cream dollop, then tie her off to float high and pretty until we board her. Come on, lets make the open water now, with its windwashed salt-cured musk, as fragrant as consummation (you know what Im talking about). Whadaya say to that American day, just one more time?If not that, then remember me this: I want to stand a quarter-mile downwind of a school playground thats right, just one more time. Let me listen to the sounds of children laughing. Or let me see them this way (Ill do the laughing, this time): Arranged in anxious lines before their parents expectations, scrubbed and dressed and hopeful. Ill take a piano and a church-front stage to go with that, if you dont mind (any pew and any seat will do, no kidding), complete with smiling teacher dressed in blond to watch them play her baby grand. Let every recital note they hit, both limp and strong and sometimes wrong, become a tuneful prayer. Id even settle for a single note, just one, to swell within my ear (and brain and heart and soul). A middle C but Im not fussy. Any D or E or F or G or A or B would do, its true, along with variations sharp or flat, and bright or blue. Something else. Can I just glimpse a slender road that rolls away but not quite straight, dipping and lifting into those misty Southern mountains like 20 miles of whip-cracked ribbon? Ill take it at dawn or dusk or midday too, if you dont mind and I dont need but a second or two, a second or two or three will do, of long clear look. You know, just one more time. Do you think I can have this, too? Youre wondering what and Ill make it plain: Just one more chance to stand beside them brother, sister, mother, father, son and darling daughter. Why? Well hell, thats obvious: To kiss them hard (I never did enough), to make my mouth a gentle dozer, to grade those grief-etched valleys in their faces right down to none you know the ones. Ill kiss their eyes and lips so hard the ledges of their lids will rise like butterflies or birds, and fly away. Just let me kiss them hard whadaya say? And then theyll see me standing there just one more time, beside them (I guess theyll have to, with all that kissy-dozer loving). Is that too much to ask? If not that, then this. My mothers whisper in my ear (I love you). My fathers arm around my shoulder (freedoms lonely, sometimes hard). And theres something else I hesitate to breech so I just wont. Instead, Ill beg. I want her more than dusk can sing you, more than children shout or laugh, more than I want those ember stars that never look away except all day (kindly, they always leave just one behind). Ill take her then, Ill take her later, Ill take her now but just not never, never again. Ill start with her lips and breasts and belly, her hips and legs, and well make a bed of her eyes and heart. And if you dont mind Ill take her young. And old. And early and late and happy and sad and sick and strong. I dont like to beg, but please: if you let me plow that rich earth once (she has a say in this, I know, go ask, Ill be there anywhere you say) if you let us grow that garden of hers from dawn to shining dusk together well then, I swear: Ill give you nothing but the best. At least tell me this, then: What would our children have looked like? Or give me a glimpse, if you can. Hey, I could take them for ice cream, whadaya say? Just one more time. (Note on Memorial Day: Almost 1,315,000 Americans have been killed in war, from Independence Day through the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. That figure does not include the wounded or missing. Nor do our tallied losses include the histories the dead might have made; the generations they might have born to stand with us now; the broken hearts they would have mended; or the wisdom and words they might have offered us if theyd had just one more time to come home again.)COMMENTARY Just one more time rogerWILLIAMS email@example.com
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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 27, 1972, Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev and U.S. President Richard Nixon, meeting in Moscow, sign the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) agreements. At the time, these agreements were the most far-reaching attempts ever to control nuclear weapons. On May 28, 1754, George Washington, a young lieutenant colonel in the British Army and future president of the United States, leads an attack on French forces at Jumonville Glen in western Pennsylvania. The battle is later credited with being the opening salvo in the French and Indian War (1754 to 1763). It was Washingtons first time in combat. On May 29, 1922, the United States Supreme Court rules that organized baseball did not violate antitrust laws as alleged by the Baltimore franchise of the defunct Federal League in 1915. The Supreme Court held that organized baseball is not a business, but a sport, in spite of the fact that its clubs and players crossed state lines in order to play. On May 30, 1963, a New Jersey teenager named Lesley Gore makes her first appearance on American Bandstand, singing her hit-to-be Its My Party. Lesley Gore (nee Lesley Sue Goldstein) was just a few weeks past her own 17th birthday when she performed one of the greatest teen-drama songs of all time. Afghan President Hamid Karzai got a close look at the cost of war and American sacrifices last week in a rare travel schedule for a visiting head of state. The Obama administration rolled out the red carpet as a peace offering to gloss over the public friction that caused the proud Karzai earlier this year to threaten to join the Taliban the enemy. Or is the enemy al-Qaida? Or both? Between meetings with administration officials, the Afghan leaders orientation visit included a trip to Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where wounded U.S. soldiers from Afghanistan are treated. He also placed a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery. And he traveled to Fort Campbell, Ky., where he met soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division who are about to deploy to Afghanistan. At a joint news conference with President Barack Obama, Karzai began with the expected amenities and then said: Mr. President, I yesterday had the honor of visiting Walter Reed hospital, where I visited with the wounded who had returned from Afghanistan, and it was very difficult for me, Mr. President, to meet with a young man very, very young man who had lost two arms and two legs. It was heart-rending, and there were other wounded, too, just like I had seen in Afghanistan. As Obama stood quietly at his podium, I wondered what he was thinking. Does he really believe in the righteousness of the cause? Trapped by the previous Bush administration, its his war now. If only he had lived through the Vietnam War years or had a better sense of the history of that era, where the American people forced the U.S. leadership to get out of a war that we should never have been in. Now, we direct aerial drones thousands of miles away to blow up a house where suspected insurgents (Afghan rebels) and their families live. We target their leaders for assassination, even though assassination is against the law in our country. Its a wobbly moral standard. Afghanistan is known as the graveyard of empires because of British defeats there in the 19th century and the Russians futile occupation attempts in the 20th century. In his remarks at a jam-packed news conference that was limited to two questions, Obama made no similar references to the personal sacrifices of Americans or Afghans. He spoke of the U.S. commitment to a strong and prosperous Afghanistan. After nine years of war in Afghanistan which is twice as long as either of the two world wars of the 20th century the silence of the American people is deafening. The automatic go-along of a detached, self-absorbed Congress also is incredible in view of the draining human cost of the two ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Earlier this week, the death toll of American service members in Afghanistan reached 1,000 since the war began in 2001. Does anyone care, except those who volunteer to fight and their families? The American public seems more worried about loss of jobs and dwindling opportunities to live prosperous lives and to raise their families. Who can blame them? The war is so far off, out of mind, out of sight except for the news photos of Afghan women weeping over dead relatives and children. Obama told Karzai that our shared goal is to defeat al-Qaida and its extremist allies in Afghanistan and Pakistan. And to prevent its capacity to threaten America and our allies in the future. The words have a nice rhetorical ring. But the president has no illusions, saying: As Ive said on numerous occasions, there are many difficult days ahead in Afghanistan. We face a determined and ruthless enemy. For all that, there is hope. The Afghans are planning a peace Jirga a consultative assembly in Kabul on May 29. Obama said he hoped that confab would open the door to Taliban who cut their ties to al-Qaida and abandon violence. Obama has pledged to get out by mid2011. Why not now? helenTHOMAS Special to Florida Weekly The price of warOPINION Elena Kagan is a pragmatic moderate because she only briefly obstructed the work of military recruiters at Harvard Law School in defiance of the law. Or so her defenders maintain. They want to make a blot on her record into a qualification for the court, a sign of her judiciousness and common sense. Rather than embrace this argument, Kagan would be better served by apologizing for her participation in Harvards indefensible discrimination against the military at a time of war. Beginning in the late 1970s, Harvard Law School banned military recruiters from its Office of Career Services. Although the policy was in keeping with the anti-military ethos of Harvard, which has long excluded ROTC, the school justified it on anti-discrimination grounds gays couldnt serve in the military. In the mid-1990s, Congress did two things. It passed the law that became Dont Ask, Dont Tell, the policy forbidding openly gay people from serving in the military. And it passed the Solomon Amendment, denying federal funds to schools that bar military recruiters. Harvard Law loosened up in response, allowing military recruiters on campus through the good offices of the Harvard Law School Veterans Association. Initially, the military approved of the arrangement. In 2002, though, it told Harvard Law School that it would have to allow full, equal access, or Harvard would lose its federal funds. Deciding that keeping hundreds of millions of dollars was the better part of valor, the school backed down. It gave the military access to the Office of Career Services like every other recruiter. This is the status quo that Elena Kagan inherited when she became dean in 2003 and assiduously worked to overturn. She blasted Dont Ask, Dont Tell as a moral injustice of the first order. That would presumably put it on par with the worst crimes in world history. When the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals said in 2004 that the Solomon Amendment was reasonably likely to be unconstitutional, Kagan immediately used it as an excuse to reinstate strictures on military recruiters never mind that Harvard isnt in the 3rd Circuit, or that the court blocked its own ruling from taking effect. When the military again threatened to cut off Harvards funds, Kagan backed off, an implicit admission that she was on shaky ground. In 2006, the Supreme Court upheld the Solomon Amendment and rejected an argument against it in an amicus brief from Kagan by a stinging 8-0 margin. Rather than admitting this was not Kagans finest moment, her defenders positively tout it. Vice President Joe Biden says she was right to disadvantage military recruiters, even though he himself voted for Dont Ask, Dont Tell. On ABC News, Biden said that after the Supreme Court decision, she immediately reinstated recruiters. This bowdlerizes the record to suggest that Kagan was scrupulously following the law, when she acted in defiance of it until called on it by the military. It is foolish of Democrats to import the mores of Harvard Yard into the national political debate by defending Kagans stance; whats admirably levelheaded and cautious in the context of Cambridge is bizarre to most of the country. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.Kagans indefensible crusadeBY RICH LOWRY
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 27-JUNE 2, 2010 15 MINUTES Naples woman national advocate for the blindBY DAVID LAGACCIA ____________________dlagaccia@ oridaweekly.comLooking back at the memories of her experiences, Sandra Martin came up with what she called funny stories. They included the time she tied bells to her crawling daughter so she could hear where she was around the house, or the time when a man asked her for directions around Naples while she was standing on a street corner. No offense, but Im totally blind, she said to the man. She then waved her hands to the side, gesticulating with amusement. Her tone of voice, her style of dress (a white cardigan with a pink shirt and skirt and a pink bracelet), her assuredness of learning the layout of an unfamiliar building, all exude this same feeling of joyfulness and confidence. Im not a depressive person, she says. Sandra Sandy Martin, lost her vision in her early 20s, due to juvenile diabetes, a condition the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund says is the most common chronic disease found in children. Ms. Martin said she first started losing her vision at the age of 21, when she experienced what she called shadow vision. She decided to have a child, believing that this was the only chance she could have a kid. Physically I was OK, she said, its just I couldnt see. At the age of 22, Ms. Martin had a daughter, Toni. A few weeks later, the new mother went completely blind. I remember feeding her with her bottle and I couldnt see the bubbles in the bottle, she said. This would be one of the last times she would be able to see her daughter. She was married for 18 years, and it was her husband who helped raise her daughter; however, when she got divorced, Ms. Martin became dependent on Toni, who was then a teenager. Thats when Toni became concerned that she would have to continue taking care of her mother for the rest of her life. Looking to become more independent, Ms. Martin told her daughter that she loved her, but she didnt want stay with her. She went to the Florida Division of Blind Services in Daytona to learn to live on her own.These are not sad stories in her life rather, she reflects on them with a smile and with a sense of warmth, saying that even though the times were hard, They were the most rewarding experiences in my life, she said. I grew up. I was growing up at the age of 35. After five years of trying to start a career and trying to find somebody who believed in her, she went to Goodwill and went through its career program to help find a job. Ms. Martin, a Naples resident, now works as outreach coordinator for the center of Visually Impaired Persons of Southwest Florida in North Fort Myers. What arent my responsibilities? she laughed about her current job. She puts together meetings; organizes committees; counsels other visually impaired persons; and gives presentations. It is at these presentations where she stresses both integrity and confidence integrity and confidence referring to how the visually impaired are to be treated socially and how they should live their lives.The VIP center helps both the blind and visually impaired adjust to everyday life. For example, the center has a fully furbished kitchen, not for eating, but for practice. The kitchen is used to help build experience in a kitchen setting, as well as creating confidence in using household appliances.For her service at the VIP center, Ms. Martin won the Kenneth Shaw Graduate of the Year award. The award is given to a person who has completed a Goodwill career program and is competitively employed by a non-Goodwill employer. The award was presented during Goodwill Industries Week, observed the first week in May. At the VIP center, Ms. Martin showed how she is able to walk to new places by introducing her guide dog. She also related on the method she was partnered with a new guide dog. After her last guide dog had to be retired due to age, Ms. Martin got her current guide dog three years ago, a big, black Labrador retriever named Anna, after a months worth of training. Ms. Martin still had to get acquainted with Anna, like teaching the dog how to navigate the paths of her daily routine and knowing when Anna has to go outside to do her business. It requires a very close relationship, she says. The dog, however, is more than just a companion. Ms. Martin said she also has to learn how to use Anna as a tool. She said its not always easy training and adjusting a dog to new situations.Its forever a learning process, she said, a motto she also applies to her own life. DAVID LAGACCIA / FLORIDA WEEKLYSandra Martin and Anna
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 27-JUNE 2, 2010 Internet wagering, the expansion of Indian gaming, slot machines in Broward and Dade counties, gambling boats and the lottery, he says. Live racing is expected to resume the first week in November, according to Mr. Baldwin. Meanwhile, the tracks poker room will continue to operate, opening earlier and closing later and offering larger pots after July 1, when new state laws take effect. The upcoming holiday weekend is Fan Appreciation Weekend, with $2 beer and hot dogs Friday, prize giveaways and the final live matinee starting at 12:15 p.m. Monday. With jackpots that have to be awarded Monday, along with the promotional giveaways, racing fans should fare well. The fortunes of some of the racers, however, arent a sure bet. When the final race ends Monday, the 10 individual operators who hold bookings at the Bonita Springs track will start clearing out the kennels they rent there, where they each house the 50 or more dogs they race. With six kennels headed to Miami and one each to Alabama and Iowa, that leaves the future of two kennels in question. Whats also uncertain is how many dogs kennel operators will move to new bookings. Its virtually impossible to get an accurate count of how many will move to other tracks and how many will race for the last time Monday. Depending on who you talk to, the number of dogs that will no longer race ranges from a few dozen to a few hundred. Whatever the figure, local greyhound adoption groups, already at capacity, fear there will be too many for them to handle. Once greyhounds stop racing, one of three things happens. A select few go to farms to breed while the rest either become house pets or are euthanized. All four local, not-for-profit greyhound groups have limited space and funds to handle a sudden influx of dogs. Bridget Cooper, who runs Joeys Greyhound Friends in Cape Coral, says shes already sent dogs to Ohio, New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts and is working to send out more. She moves them by plane, car or van, however she can get them there. There arent enough homes here, she says. Donna Forster, who runs the Greyhound Adoption Kennel in North Fort Myers, has been contacting greyhound groups in other states to ask if they will take dogs and calling on people in the industry to help pay for their transport. The groups kennel holds 22 dogs, although shes working to make room for up to 10 more temporarily. I feel obligated to try my hardest after spending more than two decades asking racing people to give up their dogs for adoption, Ms. Forster says. Theyre doing their job. Now I have to do mine. She plans to send two dozen dogs to Connecticut this week and is working on subsequent hauls in June and July. Both the Naples-Fort Myers Greyhound Track and the National Greyhound Association, the trade group for kennel operators, have pledged money for transporting retiring racers to other states. That will help, but the groups need all the support they can get. John Bremer has had greyhounds as pets and has worked for various racing kennels on and off for five years. He currently works with WR Kennel and expects to help move its operation to Flagler. Meanwhile, hes busily shuttling dogs from any kennel willing to relinquish them to Ms. Forsters adoption shelter. The biggest thing right now is to get people aware that these dogs are available and hope that well get people to take them, Mr. Bremer says. Theyre the most easy-going dogs and make good pets. These dogs deserve it. Theyve worked hard. Although they appear to have loads of energy when running on the track, they only race for a couple of minutes once or twice a week. They dont require a lot of exercise, Ms. Forster says. They are content to simply have the attention of a person all to themselves. Thats an utter novelty to a kennel dog. Theyve been bred to do a job and be healthy so theres no hip dysplasia, she says. They require about 4 cups of dry dog food a day and some biscuits. A fluffy quilt on the floor will suffice if you prefer a greyhound stay off the furniture, but many of us dont mind sharing the couch or the bed. TRACKFrom page 1I was 33 years old and married when I was seized by desire so strong I couldnt stop myself from falling in love. Thats when I touched my first greyhound. Id admired them from afar as they raced, but one-on-one they are magical, the antithesis of those driven athletes. My first greyhound was Arthurs Gwen, a regal fawn female. As I stroked her long, velvety neck, she gently nuzzled my side with her sizeable snout. The snout won out. Against my husbands vehement opposition, I loaded her into my car and headed home from the Bonita Springs track with what was supposed to be a foster dog. Ha! In a matter of days, she won over my husband and the word foster vanished from our vocabulary. Aside from a touch of kleptomania she loved plastic combs and other small objects she could grip in her mouth and carry to her bed Gwen was an angel. She never barked, rarely shed and tolerated my smaller dogs and cats. Shed follow me from room to room, settling down nearby, her front paws daintily crossed with the air of a well-mannered debutante. We spent nine years together before she died at the age of 14. Throughout her leisurely retirement, she proved an influential ambassador for her breed. My father, veterinarian, several friends and countless strangers whod stop us on the street were so smitten, they adopted greyhounds of their own. Over the past 20 years, Ive opened my home and heart to four more greyhounds Rovic, Augustus, Nicky and now Blaze all big, gentle males who quickly adapted to retirement living, lazily napping on their backs on my living room couch, playing with stuffed animals and gazing adoringly at me with those brown, old-soul eyes. People tell me what a good deed Im doing. They dont realize I receive far more than I give to these sweet, noble dogs that are impossible not to love. In fact, I think its a good time to fall in love again. >> Greyhound adoption groups Greyhound Adoption Kennel, North Fort Myers, 731-3187; www.greyhoundadoptionkennel.com Homeward Bound, Naples, 353-7335; and Port Charlotte, (941) 629-9752; www.homewardboundgreyhounds.com Joeys Greyhound Friends, Cape Coral, 5497693; www.joeysgreyhoundfriends.org Homes for Happy Hounds, Bonita Springs, 465-3445; www.homesforhappyhounds.org in the know Confessions of a greyhound loverBY KAREN FELDMAN_________________________COURTESY PHOTOWriter Karen Feldman caresses her dog Blaze. COURTESY PHOTODonna Forster grooms one of the dogs in her care. ERIC RADDATZ/ FLORIDA WEEKLYThe Naples-Fort Myers Greyhound Track.
If you knew you could change the future would you?Dear Friends...If you knew you could change your future and the way you age would you? Do you look at people around town bent over, on a walker or even limping sideways and think Man I hope thats not me someday! Well I can give you a predictable assessment that will tell you what your future holds.Posture Equals HealthPeople usually come see me initially to get rid of pain. Whether its for headaches, neck pain, low back pain, sciatica, disc bulges, numbness and tingling, you name it. That the easy part. But the real secret is that those symptoms are just warning signs to VERY SEVERE postural distortions. These distortions to your posture are affecting your overall health. All of the functions in the amazing human body are controlled and coordinated by the extensive neural network continually sending and receiving electrical impulses to and from the brain in order to coordinate our optimal health. Interference or stresses to this system stop, delay or weaken these messages ultimately leading to disease. Posture is so important because EVERY single one of your nerve pathways is housed in your spine.Symptoms or No SymptomsSo if you have symptoms you must be checked. If you dont have symptoms but dont have any idea what your spine looks like you must be checked. Knowing what your spine looks like will tell you what your future holds. It may also answer questions about your health that you never even thought of. Deviations in the bodys center of gravity caused poor posture which resulted in intestinal problems osteoporosis, hip and foot deformities, poor health decreased quality of life and shortened life span.(Freeman, JT Posture and Aging in the Aged, JAMA 1957).Its All About CurvesThe curves in your spine represent the strength, stability and exibility you will have to last you the rest of your life. That is better postured people live longer healthier lives. (Kado DM, Huang MH, Karlamangla AS, Barrett-Connor E, Greendale GA.,Journal American Geriatric Soc 2004) You cant have good posture without the curves! The loss of the cervical (neck)curve stretches the spinal cord 5-7 cm and causes disease.(Dr A. Dreig: neurosurgeon and Nobel Prize recipient).Can It Be Fixed?Good news! When you come in the of ce I can tell you exactly how far along your problems are, how long it will take to correct and how much degeneration or damage you have. Then I will perform a speci c test to determine exactly how you will respond to care. So, NO WORRIES!The patient or any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, to cancel payment or to be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which has been performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to advertisement of the free service, examination or treatment. Offer does not apply to Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare or Champus.We are located at 6645 Willow Park Dr #150 in Naples(Off Airport Road Between Pine Ridge and Vanderbilt)Dr. T. Foster Bryant If you or someone you know have been told that you have scoliosis and are doing nothing actively to stop it or reverse itPLEASE call my ofce. You can do something about it. Dont wait for surgeryDont wait till you are debilitated...CALL 513-9004. SCOLIOSIS WARNING!!!!!!!!!!!! SPECIAL OFFER!All you have to do is call my of ce right now and speak with Laura to set a time. AND YES... WE ACCEPT INSURANCE! FOR THE SKEPTIC NO OBLIGATION NO COST HEALTH WORKSHOPTUESDAYS AT 6PM Listen to the info and decide for yourself!Private health consultation Postural & neurological examination Necessary x-rays Detailed report of ndings Normally $300. This offer expires 6/5/2010SAVE $243$57
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 27-JUNE 2, 2010 UNDERCOVER HISTORIAN Tribute to another legend: Benjamin G. Parks Our community has lost three legends this year who were instrumental in the second-stage development of Naples: Bubba Frank, Sheriff Aubrey Rogers and now Ben Parks, who passed away March 24, 2010. I never had the pleasure of knowing Ben, so I asked Lynne Hixon-Holley, the first woman attorney (and judge) of Collier County and one of the originators of the Collier County Bar Association, if she would write about him. Here is Ms. Holleys memories of one of Naples legal and civic legacies, Benjamin G. Parks: All who knew him received the news of his death with sadness. Each of us knew Ben Parks in a different way. Ben was born in Waycross, Ga., Nov. 23, 1922. He came to Naples in 1951 with a law degree from Stetson University, becoming the fourth practicing lawyer in Naples after serving in the U. S. Air Force Intelligence during World War II. George Davis (as in Davis Boulevard), a retired lawyer from Georgia living out his retirement years out in Naples, was instrumental in Ben deciding to choose Naples as a place to establish a law practice When Ben and his wife, Jane, came to Naples, there were three practicing lawyers in Naples: Lynne and Bill Hixon, and Walter Sorokoty. There were not very many young couples in Naples so it was good to have them. Also welcoming the couple were Mary and Hank Watkins of the Naples Beach Hotel, and Hazel and Jim DeVogt. Hazel, the daughter of Gene and Doris Gandees, was the only Collier County native of the group. Jim, the first paid full-time secretary of the Chamber of Commerce of Naples in 1949, occupied the smallest chamber building in the U.S. ever actually used to lure tourists. In the reception room of Bens law office hung the original picture of the chamber office used by Jim DeVogt. Why, I do declare, I (Ms. Holley) said to Ben not too long ago, You all have a museum piece hanging on your office wall our original Chamber of Commerce building. After Jims tenure as secretary of the Chamber, Doris Reynolds followed a few years later. The Parks established their family home in Port Royal and reared three sons, Ben, Harry and Randy. Ben established his office on Fifth Avenue South just south of Park Street and of course became a member of our new Bar Association. Ben liked to dispense his law on Fifth Avenue South so they wisely bought the old Brack Building, which had become B & W Hardware Store, owned by Brack and Walter Wolfe, on the north side of Fifth Avenue South. Next to Bens office on the west was a dress shop, to the east, the gas station of Wilson Dyches and Four Corners, where the Tamiami Trail turned sharply toward Miami the location of the only red light on Fifth Avenue South in our village of 1,500 people. Across the street was the Sorokoty law office in a separate little building also housing Princes Liquor Store. At Four Corners was the Rexall Drug Store, owned by Bill Hixons father, the first resident pharmacist in Collier County. Across the street from Ben was the Dor-Len Shop of Doris and Pitt Orick and the Hixon law office in the John Pulling Naples Real Estate Exchange building. All are now gone except for the dependable, rock-like landmark, the Parks building, where Ben practiced law for well over 50 years, never actually retiring until a few months before his death. As late as October 2009, Ben was still holding court, so to speak, willing and able to discuss most any subject or memory you desired for as long as you wished. So it was with a twinge of poignancy that recently I was driving by the Parks law office building and saw Jane painting over a little sign or something on the front of the building. Ill bet it said Benjamin G. Parks, Attorney at Law. It was now time to close shop. I was asked to prepare this piece and am honored to have been so asked. I do hope the landmark on Fifth Avenue South that Ben Parks established stays for the past as well as the future. I dont think I could find Fifth Avenue without it; I need it. All else seems to have gone. Lets save it as well as his memories. BY LOIS BOLIN AND LYNN HIXON-HOLLEY____________________Special to Florida Weekly ation,if on v i th l a w bu Li q A Re B i l r e s l ie r f ro m Sh o an d the Est a are now g one 1937COURTESY PHOTO 1986COURTESY PHOTOS / LYNNE HIXON-HOLLEYThe Parks law office has become a true landmark on Fifth Avenue South. Commercial offices and stores have come and gone, but the Parks law office has stayed on and on, immutable, unchangeable and dependable as a rock. 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A12 WEEK OF MAY 27-JUNE 2, 2010 Sarah Palin first up for Naples speaker seriesThe Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speaker Series announced the first speaker in its 2011 lineup: former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. We are extremely pleased to be the first series to bring Sarah Palin to Naples, said Rick Borman, president and producer of the Town Hall Series. Regardless of how you feel politically, she is one of the most powerful voices in America today. Sarah is a prime example of a high-profile speaker whose message will encourage dialogue among our attendees on a variety of subjects and issues. Tickets for the four-speaker series are $600 per person; or $1,350 per person for the dinner series, which includes a private cocktail reception, dinner and 45 minute Q&A session. For those looking to participate at the benefactor level at $5,000, members receive series tickets for two with priority seating, private cocktail reception, dinner, the Q&A session and entry to special events and an invitation to dine with a guest speaker. Ticket information is available online at www. naplestownhall.org. The Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speaker Series is entering its 28th year of presenting the worlds most influential leaders and speakers. The non-profit organizations mission is to present ideas and issues that stimulate thought, promote dialogue and enhance understanding. Announcements for the three remaining speakers will be made in the coming weeks, Mr. Borman said. FGCU, The First Tee announce partnership Florida Gulf Coast University PGA Golf Management Program and The First Tee of Naples/Collier announced a partnership where students act as volunteer instructors and receive course credit. In recognition of this partnership, FGCU President Wilson G. Bradshaw has designated a scholarship to be awarded to a graduate of The First Tee of Naples/ Collier program who enters the PGA Golf Management Program at FGCU. We are very excited and appreciative of the scholarship that has been offered to our First Tee participants, said Cindy Darland, executive director for The First Tee of Naples/Collier. The FGCU PGA Golf Management Program has been a tremendous partner in the past year with students participating as mentors and volunteers within our programs. This scholarship will strengthen an already great relationship. The First Tee of Naples/Colliers mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing learning facilities and educational programs that promote character development and life enhancing values through the game of golf. Visit the local chapter website at www.thefirstteenaplescollier.org or the national website at www. thefirsttee.org. The First Tee of Naples/ Collier is a nonprofit organization. The FGCU PGA Golf Management Program is one of 20 PGA of America accredited programs in the U.S., and currently has over 120 students from all over the country including several international students. The 4 1/2 year curriculum educates its students in the business, the people and the game of golf. NEWS BRIEFS PALIN NewOpportunitiesatShellPointThepublicisinvitedandmany oftheseeventsareFREE! ShellPointsLifeEnrichmentSeriesofferstheopportunityto discovernewthingsaboutyourselfandtheworldyoulivein.Seriesexp l ore imagine play create laugh inspire learnShellPointTour&PresentationJune1,2,9,15,and22at9:15a.m.June8,16,and23at1:30p.m.JoinusforoneofthesegrouppresentationsabouttheLifestyleandLifecare availableatShellPointfollowedbyanarratedbustourofthecommunity.Light refreshments. 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Specialized care for the littlest patients in need.From the care of premature infants to emergency services and life-saving treatments, The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida is here for our regions children. Whether its a complex piece of equipment or a simple explanation, the sta has the unique advantage over other area hospitals armed with the tools and training needed to treat the smallest members of our community. The pediatric cancer program has expertly oered specialized care without the burden of families having to travel distances at some of lifes most dicult turns. And when it comes to saving prematurely born infants, The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida is the #1, top-rated program in the state boasting the best survival rate among all 11 certied Level III neonatal intensive care centers in Floridas Regional Perinatal Intensive Care Program. Children come rst here. Were your childrens hospital. World class health care is closer than you think. Children. First.
Make time for CPR, AED classesThe American Heart Association wants more people to take action and help cardiac arrest victims. Thats why the organization challenges 1 million people to learn about CPR during National CPR & AED Awareness Week, June 1-7. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillators are important links in the American Heart Associations Chain of Survival, which consists of early detection, early CPR, early defibrillation and early advanced care. More people trained in CPR and more AEDs in the community increase the likelihood that the four links can work together to save a life. Frank Smith, owner of Collier CPR and Safety Training, is passionate about teaching groups of people to perform CPR, use an AED and perform the Heimlich maneuver. An authorized provider for the AHA, he CPR, AED, Basic Life Support and First Aid classes to the general public as well as to health-care providers and those needing a certification for work or school. Classes are held throughout Collier and Lee counties multiple times per month. I notice AEDs in most public places, but the majority of people I talk to do not know how to use them, nor do they know the current steps of performing CPR, Mr. Smith says. I want to change that. In honor of National CPR and AED Awareness Week, he encourages everyone to take the challenge and learn about CPR and AEDs. For more information, call 537-0495 or visit www.colliercpr.com. Laser treatment can do away with nail fungusThe Family Foot and Leg Center announces a new laser treatment for stubborn nail fungus, or onychomycosis, a common infection that causes yellowed, discolored, thickened and flaky nails. Depending on the severity of the condition, the GentleNail Laser by Cool Touch can alleviate unsightly toenail fungus in as little as one or two treatments. Gentle on the nail bed but tough on fungal cells, the treatment includes a Keryflex nail resurfacing procedure that utilizes shockwave therapy. Dr. Kevin Lam founded the Family Foot and Leg Center in Naples in 2005. For more information, call 430-3668 or visit www.gentlenaillaser.com. TO YOUR HEALTH www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA14 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 27-JUNE 2, 2010 HEALTHY LIVINGGiving kids a ghting chanceHow parents can prevent childhood obesityPart two of a two-part series The thought has been for many years that overweight kids will outgrow their weight, but in reality, overweight kids most often become overweight adults. Despite a multi-billion dollar diet industry, American society doesnt encourage healthy eating or healthy lifestyles. American children eat mostly highly processed, high fat foods. By the time a child is overweight, many pediatricians agree that the problem is difficult to correct. In fact, 34 percent of kids are overweight and almost 18 percent are considered overweight to the point of obesity. Many health experts believe the current generation of children will be the first to not live longer than their parents. Humans have been good about treating infectious disease since 1900 so each of those generations have experienced a greater increase in life expectancy than the previous. Thanks to poor diet, overeating and sedentary lifestyles, the current generation of children will be the first to experience a decrease in life expectancy due to the increase in obesity. People who become overweight after age 50 are vastly different than those who are overweight all of their lives. Heart disease is showing up in these individuals in the 30s and 40s rather than later as in previous generations. The longer a person is overweight, the longer they are subjected to the metabolic effects of excessive hormones and other factors produced by fat cells, said Dr. Caroline J. Cederquist, medical director of the Cederquist Comprehensive Weight Control and author of the family book Helping Your Overweight Child. Overweight and obesity in children cause two groups of medical conditions. The first includes the hormonal and metabolic effects of body fat such as stroke, cancer, diabetes and heart disease. The other side of obesity is the physical wear and tear it creates in the body, such as more arthritis, joint problems, skin problems and sleep apnea among others, all due to the structural effects of excess fat. Dr. Cederquist says to combat childhood obesity parents must abandon the mentality of deprivation and focus instead on eating healthier.BY KELLY MERRITT ___________________Special to Florida Weekly One small health bar for Hospital Week, one giant leap for community wellness. Last week, we celebrated Hospital Week by distributing healthy snacks to our 3,500 colleagues. The reception was gratifying. I must admit that in past years, we served decadent sweets and high-calorie junk food. But management has gotten the message, and our new emphasis on disease prevention and wellness is spreading. In my own rounds passing out fresh fruit and health bars, I encountered associates such as clinical technician Martha Cecila and unit secretary Sandra Hack, who were excited about the new healthy choices. Clinical technician Rhonda Lozo e-mailed me asking about healthier choices in our cafeterias. Ms. Lozo has waged her own healthier campaign by complementing her diet with regular exercise at the Wellness Center. We also discussed the NCH Program, Eight Weeks to Wellness, as a route to positive personal change. Weve also made great progress on the smoking front. Last year, NCH had at least 150 folks who smoked. Since the Jan. 1 adoption of our new wellness-oriented health plan, about 96 have stopped smoking.Where theres smokeWhen you stop smoking, it translates to adding an average of four years to your life. Thats got to be great news for former smokers Sarah Bell, a new grandmother, and OR nurse Dawn Hutchison-Finucan, a concerned mom. Bill Diamond, OR director, is celebrating his one-year anniversary of being smoke-free. And then theres Mary Glaser, an RN in the operating room who recently quit after smoking a pack a day for 50 years at todays cost of $6 a pack, thats equivalent to $110,000 spent on cigarettes. Congratulations to these individuals and all of our colleagues who have quit. We will continue to encourage others to stop smoking as we have tobacco free campuses and smoking cessation programs. NCH is serious about promoting wellness. Eighty-nine percent of our employees have completed a health risk assessment, participated in age/ gender health screens and biometrics and have met with a health coach to design an individualized Road to Wellness plan. The health risk assessment poses questions about behaviors and attitudes ranging from seat belt use to alcohol consumption to the hours of sleep a person gets. (Too little or too much sleep shortens your life span.) Answers to the questions, coupled with family history, provide a health assessment score up to 100 points. The questionnaire will be repeated yearly, looking for improvements. Age/gender screens include simple lab tests of cholesterol, triglycerides, blood sugar, mammograms, PSAs, colonoscopy, etc. Weve had more than a few colleagues with occult-elevated PSAs and breast and colon lesions. Biometrics calculate body mass index and waist-to-hip ratios, good predictors for cardiac disease. I have no doubt weve already saved lives by early detection of asymptomatic disease. Working together, NCH health coaches and individuals can ensure a healthier employee population. Its important, therefore, that NCH employees who havent yet taken advantage of this terrific program, consider doing so in the future. Part of our job, after all, is improving our own wellness so that we can set the standard for a healthier community. So keep eating those health bars! Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System. Emphasis on wellness is catching on throughout the hospital allenWEISS email@example.com SEE OBESITY, A15 COURTESY PHOTO Frank SmithSEE HEALTH, A15 STRAIGHT TALK COURTESY PHOTO
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 27-JUNE 2, 2010 NEWS A15 Its easy, friendly and informative. Visit e Arlington Model and Information Center showcasing the exceptional design and architecture of this stunning new retirement community coming to Lely Resort. Picture yourself enjoying the Promenade with all its resort-style amenities. View extraordinary apartment and villa residences. See a scale model of the campus, and the wide selection of oor plans. Tour a fully furnished apartment residence. One look is all it takes.Simply visit or call for more details today. (239) 206-2646 or (866) 986-9690 One look will change the way you see your retirement future. M Ibtnf CtLocated on Tamiami Trail, across from the Lely Freedom Horses Monument.12276 Tamiami Trail East, Suite 501, Naples, FL 34113 Open 8:30 a.m to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and Sundays by appointment.(239) 206-2646 or (866) 986-9690www.ArlingtonNaples.org Visit the Model and Information Center for your free copy of Rightsizing Your Life Physicians Regional Plans BabyFestPhysicians Regional-Collier Boulevard invites the public to BabyFest 2010 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 26. Attendees will be able to tour the Womens Center and meet obstetricians, pediatricians, family practitioners and other health professionals. There will be free car seat safety checks and information about CuddleBugs, the hospitals new maternity program, as well as about birthing classes, baby nutrition and breastfeeding. Guests will enjoy free food, and for youngsters there will be a bounce house, balloon animals, face painting and more fun. Childrens hospital screens for autismThe Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida and Ronald McDonald House Charities of SWF conduct free autism spectrum disorder screenings for children ages 18 months to 5 years. Conducted by an advanced registered nurse practitioner, the screenings are courtesy of The Childrens Hospitals neurosciences center under the guidance of pediatric neurologist Jose Colon and pediatric psychiatrist Marianne Krouk, D.O. Physician referrals are not required. Early diagnosis and early intensive behavioral intervention can make a difference in development of children on the autism spectrum and for their families. To schedule a screening, call 985-3608. TO YOUR HEALTHFrom page A14Its not unusual for parents to pack a lunch every day that includes dessert, and kids often celebrate birthdays at school, so before you know it, theyre having dessert after every meal, she says. But the whole family can turn around and lighten up meals. Children dont function independently when it comes to eating and nutrition. Parents with picky eaters often take the easy way out by giving kids what they want rather than whats good for them. The crucial hours after school are when kids are most likely to sit in front of the television and eat poorly. Our children follow our behaviors. So if we tell our kids to exercise and dont do it ourselves, adherence to that will be minimal and temporary, said Dr. Cederquist. Its very important to not say things like you cant afford to have cookies but your thin brother can. You dont want to set up an adversarial system. Preventing childhood obesityChildren have everything they need to stay fit within their own bodies. And, for a few extra dollars, parents can add some fun to the mix. Here are some suggestions: Do your chores Assign chores that provide a boost of exercise and energy. These might include making the bed, washing the car, and even vacuuming. A child who is overweight and inactive can build up to the suggested 60 minutes of activity a day, a few minutes at a time. Chalk it up to a some outdoor Fun For about a buck at the Dollar Store, kids can get a box of chalk and beneficial exercise. Hopscotch is a great workout for children. Its fun and the game changes based on the childs design. A carport or garage can suffice during inclement weather. Start a hopscotch club at your house and invite neighborhood kids over to participate. Hit the park Cities like Naples, with sidewalks and biking paths, typically have healthier residents. Parks and recreation Web sites list places where children can play outside and exercise programs available just for them. Jump rope Jumping rope is the king of cardio. Kids can learn to jump rope one at a time or in groups. Experts agree that jumping rope is the single most comprehensive form of exercise a person can do. The other great thing about jumping rope is that it can be done just about anywhere, even in your childs own room. Play catch Grab a Frisbee, softball and glove or football and play catch. A 20-minute game of backyard football is like an hour in the gym. Tag, youre it Make it a family affair with a game of chase in the backyard. Your childs own body is his best piece of fitness equipment. Walking, running, cartwheels and skipping are great ways for kids to get the exercise they need. OBESITYFrom page A14 Fit 2 Win summer campDesigned as a developmental approach to healthy living, Fit 2 Win summer camp will keep your kids (ages 11-13) on their toes with fun tness classes and exciting games used to reinforce a healthy and balanced lifestyle. The rst hour is all about tness. Classes include: Pilates, yoga, agility and more. The second hour of Fit 2 Win is about having fun with healthy eating and creating a balanced lifestyle. Interactive lessons and exciting games are used to reinforce positive habits that will last a lifetime. Camp runs three days a week for three weeks. >> Dates: June 14, 16, 18; July 19, 21, 23; Aug. 2, 4, 6 >> Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day >> Cost: $125 per week >> Register: 254-9300. >> Location: Camp takes place at Beyond Motion tness studio, 11985 Tamiami Trail North, Suite A, Naples. For information, visit www.go2beyondmotion.com or call 254-9300. Tips for keeping kids healthy: >> Make sure children get enough exercise and eat a healthy, balanced diet. >> Take an active role in exercising with your kids and eating right together. >> Do not put your child on a diet without your health-care providers direction. >> Work with your pediatrician to compile a list of good choices for household meals. >> Dont buy unhealthy foods and beverages. >> Plan active outings. >> Help your child nd fun physical activities he or she would enjoy. in the know COURTESY PHOTO
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EXP 05/31/10 To keep consumers safe from seafood that could be tainted by the Gulf oil spill, regulatory officials will rely on an incredibly sophisticated, delicate tool: the human nose. Next month, University of Florida researchers will help government seafood inspectors learn to use their sense of smell to evaluate seafood products harvested from the Gulf of Mexico. The training is meant to keep consumers from eating seafood tainted with oil spilled in the water following the April 20 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig. Seafood harvested in the Gulf may have ingested the water-soluble chemicals, making it dangerous for human consumption.Scientific instruments can perform the same task but take much longer to get results, says UF professor Steve Otwell, who has led the universitys professional seafood sensory school since it began in 1995. The instruments can only run about 20 to 30 samples in a week, and at a cost of $700 per sample, are expensive.Those instruments rely on electronic recognition signals and can detect chemicals in much smaller concentrations, down to parts per billion. But the nose can quickly detect levels that are considered unhealthy and when it comes to getting seafood from the ocean to a diners plate, the clock never stops ticking.Sensory analysis can be a very powerful tool, says Dr. Otwell, a professor of food science and human nutrition with UFs Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. And it can be recognized for regulatory purposes. But only if you are trained to do it and its proven that you have the ability to do it. For years, UF has taught government inspectors and food industry professionals to evaluate seafood for freshness and consumer appeal, so it made sense to have UF lead the contaminant-detection training, Dr. Otwell says. In the last three weeks, UF officials have been freezing baseline samples of fresh, uncontaminated seafood to use in the training, expected to be held in midJune on the Gainesville campus. UF will also help officials in Texas, Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi set up similar training. The Food and Drug Administration and Department of Commerce are the federal regulatory agencies that oversee seafood safety. During the four-day training, which will be based on techniques learned from earlier oil spills such as the Exxon Valdez in 1989, a group of about 25 inspectors and regulators will learn protocol for handling seafood samples and examine different types and levels of contaminated seafood. Theyll be tested on their ability to sniff out polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs, in fish, shrimp and crab. And if historys any guide, some of them wont pass the smell test. You know from your own personal experience that some people can smell better than others, Dr. Otwell says. Some are gifted sniffers, he while others make lifestyle choices, such as smoking, that hinder their ability. The training is an attempt to educate and sharpen a sense thats naturally there, he adds. As evidence of the olfactory systems power, he points to things like just mowed grass, or spring flowers, and how a whiff of something can evoke memory. For doubters, he offers this challenge: Hold your nose. Pop a slice of cheese in your mouth. Once youre mid-chew, let yourself breathe normally. The difference is phenomenal, he says. The nose is a powerful instrument. If you dont believe it, take the cheese test. The nose knows: UF to help train experts to sniff out oil spill-contaminated seafood Two Naples women are behind efforts to support the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary in its fight against the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Lisa Adams of Knotts Plastering and DeAnn Kamp of Box Galaxy Florida are gathering and shipping supplies to those on the front lines of the cleanup. The sanctuary is receiving birds affected by the oil spill. Especially needed are Dawn detergent, rubber gloves, paper towels and bath towels, sheets, kennels, bottled water and Gatorade. Donations can be delivered to Box Galaxy at 12980 Tamiami Trail N., where they will be packed and shipped. In Indian Shores, Fla., the nonprofit Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary is the largest wild bird hospital and bird sanctuary in the United States, based on the admission of up to 8,000 birds per year. For more information about donating supplies locally, call Ms. Adams at 963-5369 or Ms. Kamp at 592-9425. In Bonita Springs, Colour U Salon has signed up with Matter of Trust to participate in the Hair Mat Oil Spill Program. The salon is collecting and shipping hair clippings to designated U.S. manufacturers who will then stuff the swept-up hair into oil-absorbing booms to assist in the cleanup of the Gulf. Hair is the perfect oil-fighter: Its light, spongy, flexible and free. A clump of it, stuffed into recycled nylons, can soak up oil, be wrung clean and immediately reused. Technically, hair does not absorb oil; rather, oil clings to hairs surface. Color U Salon owners and stylists John Spencer and Julia Warosh urge their regular customers and anyone who needs a haircut to call for an appointment, 498-5788. Local efforts under way in reaction to oil spillSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY pp
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 27-JUNE 2, 2010 NEWS A17 Have you ever seen bright red, yellow, or white blotches on tree trunks or rocks and thought they were paint spots? Chances are you were looking at lichens rather than paint. Lichens are a combination of a fungus and one (sometimes two) alga living together. The fungus provides the organisms foundation and protects the alga from too much sun and water loss. In exchange, the alga takes nitrogen from the air and, using chlorophyll, makes food for itself and the fungus. This relationship of mutual benefit is called symbiosis. In most lichens, the alga cells are scattered throughout the fungus; occasionally, however, the alga forms a layer below the top surface of the fungus. This is usually a green alga. Some lichens cultivate bluegreen algae, which is called cyanobacteria. Others contain both. Lichens vary in color, shape and size. Although they lack roots and leaves, some do look like leaves. Others look like hair or twigs, and still others grow as a thin crust resembling paint.Since lichens do not flower, theyre usually a rather drab color. Nonetheless, they are quite useful. Most lichens quickly absorb pollutants from air and water, concentrating them in their tissues. When this happens, they often die. Because of this, they are a rough estimator of air and water quality. My husband and I found lichens clinging to our shingled roof when we lived in Connecticut. The lichens were difficult to remove, but we were pleased the air was clean enough to support them.Despite their sensitivity to toxins, lichens can tolerate just about anything else. They live in deserts, the arctic and most places in between. Youll find them growing on sun-baked rocks, in the alpine tundra and even on bare soil.Lichens often go unnoticed, but they dominate about 8 percent of land worldwide. They secrete acids that break down rock, a slow but important process that results in needed soil for plants and trees. There are more than 30,000 lichen species worldwide, each with a different fungus; but the same alga can be present in many different lichens. Scientists believe some colonies are 9,000 years old. If so, mammoths may have tread on them.When freezes occur or water is scarce, lichens lie dormant until conditions improve. Even when conditions are good, growth is very slow a few millimeters a year. Only about 5 percent of the lichen is the food-producing algae, one reason for their slow growth. Some lichens reproduce by fungal spores. With this method, the new fungus must capture suitable algae or else die. Another type of reproduction is separation. Animals and weather break off pieces that reattach and continue to grow.Egyptians used lichens as packing material for mummies. Native Americans used the colorful lichens to dye clothing. Today chemists use litmus paper made from lichen dyes, and the Japanese use a chemical from lichens to kill mildew. One puffy Florida variety, Cladonia perforata, was used in model railroad landscapes and also in floral arrangements. Next time you pass a tree, some rocks or even some undisturbed soil, look for lichens. If you find some, breathe deeply. Their presence means the air is likely quite pure. Lee Belanger is a volunteer at the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.Theyre rather drab, but lichens deserve to be likedBY LEE BELANGER_______________________Special to Florida Weekly ISLAND PARK TRAVEL239-433-1660ISLAND PARK TRAVEL $599 June 1 marks start of summer at Rookery BaySummer hours at the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve begin June 1. Through August, the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center at 300 Tower Road on the way to Marco Island is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (no Saturday hours). 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 27-JUNE 2, 2010 Pets of the Week >>Bud is a handsome, 2-year-old orange tabby. Although he hangs back a bit at rst, he comes out with a little coaxing. His adoption fee is $55. >>Pearl is a 2-year-old American bulldog mix whos super friendly and eager to please. Her adoption fee is $75. >>Captain Jack is a 7-year-old Jack Russellterrier mix. He lost an eye to an early injury, but that doesnt seem to have slowed him down. His adoption fee is $125. >>Fred is 12 years old. Although hes a serious guy, he likes people and enjoys being petted. His adoption fee is $35. Pet gas-passing is normal, but can be reducedWhile gas is a normal byproduct of digestion, if your pet is gassy as a blimp, his diet may need some adjustments. Talk to your veterinarian not only about your pets regular meals, but also about any between-meal snacks he is enjoying, whether youre handing them out or hes finding them himself. For cats, especially, realize that while they may enjoy milk, many dont digest it well. To see if your cat is among these, stop the dairy for a bit and see if it helps. Say know to supplements: Supplements are a mixed bag: Some may increase gas, while others may aid digestion. Again, your veterinarian can help you sort out the choices and their pros and cons. One supplement that may well help is the introduction of beneficial bacteria probiotics that help with digestion. Fast eaters and short faces mean more gas: Not only do wolfers swallow air when they inhale their food, but they often overeat as well, backing up the digestive system. Pets with short noses pugs and bulldogs, for example are also not designed for an optimal intake situation. The result of swallowed air and excess fermentation is belches, flatulence or both. Several companies make bowls designed to slow down gulpers. You can also toss the bowl and feed from food puzzles toys that make a pet work to get food a little bit at a time. Some veterinarians and grateful pet owners also swear by a product called CurTail. The same as Beano for people, this anti-gas product contains an enzyme that helps break down food, so that it can be digested more fully with more internal combustion and less, shall we say, external combustion. While we sometimes laugh when the dog passes gas, some top veterinarians caution that sometimes peculiar, persistent smells are more than meets the nose. In fact, sometimes underlying medical problems can generate those nasty gasses that are more like tear gas than laughing gas. That means that if the situation is beyond the occasional toot session, the odors are especially noxious yes, I realize its relative and the strategies Ive shared seem not to help at all, you need to get your pet in for a veterinary checkup. There may be something more serious going on. In other words: If you really want to clear the air, see your veterinarian. Pets dont try to hold it, move to a more discrete area or blame it on their human family. Its usually no secret when a pet passes gas and commits a four-pawed faux pas. They dont giggle with embarrassment or blush. Intestinal gas is just a natural part of digestion, after all, however funny we humans may find it. While dogs seem to be the main offenders, cats are also prone to flatulence, although they produce less gas, and their tendency to keep their distance makes their gassiness less noticeable. Plus, theres a big auditory and olfactory difference between a flatulent 10-pound feline and a gassy 120-pound Great Dane. But if you are like most people, youd like to find ways to wind down the passing of wind. Here are a few tips: A wind walker: Exercise helps move everything along the digestive tract and out the back door. Just remember to stay upwind and pick up after your pet. Watch what you feed: Consider a change of diet. PET TALES Clearing the airBY DR. MARTY BECKER____________________Universal Uclick To adopt a petAll dogs and cats adopted from The Humane Society Naples come with a medical exam, vaccinations, sterilization surgery, ID microchip and 30 days of free pet health insurance. Visit the ne pets ready for adoption at The Humane Society Naples, 370 Airport-Pulling Road North, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Call 643-1555 or visit www.HSNaples.org.
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BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUSINESS INDUSTRY BSECTIONWEEK OF MAY 27-JUNE 2, 2010 WEEK at-a-glance Wake Up NaplesAnd other networking social events in Collier County. B9 There have been some well-established trends that have benefited investors and businesses over the past 30 years. These key factors made investing and business simpler in yesteryears. It made the decision to remain invested, even during heightened volatility, much easier. It is hard to focus on longer term themes if you think the investment sky is falling. You may want to take a reprieve from the panic of the European problems and concerns over Chinas equity market (down some 20 percent in 2010). You might want to consider the historically dominant themes and if are they still in play. First and foremost, for 30 years, the world has enjoyed the benefits of declining interest rates. Amazingly, this long-term trend has not yet been violated. No one can deny that a huge amount of corporate growth and profits and investment returns, both bond and equity, have come from lower rates. To continue to see gains generated by this factor, interest rates would have to trend lower in the U.S. The only G5 country boasting lower rates is Japan and their rates are a result of 20 years of low growth alternated with years of outright deflation. Are rates set to rise? While the EU/ euro scare continues, there will probably continue to be a flight to U.S. dollars and U.S. government bonds. At some point, if American triple deficit trajectories remain unaddressed, our government interest rates will reflect our heightened credit risk. Making an assessment of interest rates is important and, to the extent the future is unclear, adopting a policy, which is interest neutral or protects you from much higher rates might be a good idea. Another long term trend has been an acceleration in technology. Largely birthed in the U.S., these tech advances have driven down costs and may have had as much positive impact on corporate profits asThe trend is your friend until it isntSEE MONEY, B5 Your moneyThe Motley Fool tells the truth about investing. B6 t h r a t r U c o lo a n jeannetteSHOWALTER, CFA email@example.com Listen up. No more than seven bold words. A single picture worth a thousand more. And answers: Who, how fast and how many drive past? Whats their median income? Where do they live and shop? One other thing. Dont just one-off your billboard campaign on a couple of signs or a bus. Pound it home like buckshot everywhere. Researchers have showed that the average person has to see a message 21 times before it sticks. So we encourage clients to make everything consistent from business cards to billboards to magazines and newspapers to Web sites. Coordinate your colors, your thoughts, your message and your theme. Its critical, because the competition is so high. Those are the words of Samantha Scott, president of Pushing the Envelope Inc., and immediate past president of the Southwest Florida chapter of the American Advertising Federation. I would advise you to consider a billboard not as a one-off campaign, but as part of a complete communications plan, she adds. In a nutshell, thats the soft science of the American billboard, a classic outdoor advertising tool paradoxically dating to the dark ages but still vividly current, according to the BY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ oridaweekly.com YOUR MESSAGE HEREDrive-by marketing: The business of billboardsexperts (who will not bill you for reading this story). Billboards really serve as a reminder media, in the moment, to place something in the mind of the commuter, explains Ludmilla Wells, associate professor of Business at Florida Gulf Coast University. Professor Wells has studied the art of such advertising from the Americas to Russia and the former Soviet republics, where she travels periodically. You drive by a billboard and its like, A-HA! Thats the whole premise of their campaign. It hasnt changed since the Burma Shave signs that were found on rural American roads beginning about 1925. You traveled along and you read a little story (from one sign to the next). Now a billboard campaign has evolved into banner ads on Web pages, SEE BILLBOARDS, B5 Researchers have showed that the average person has to see a message 21 times before it sticks. Samantha Scott, president of Pushing the Envelope Inc.SCOTT On the moveCheck out what local business men and women are doing in Collier County. B4
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One client on Captiva Island asks him to rake the beach sand out in front of the house on a regular basis. His company is aimed at single-family homeowners who stay in town all year, or people who go out of town and leave the house empty. Especially during the summer, many homeowners live in second homes up North. With the help of four other employees in his company, who bring along their own experience in real estate, construction and other areas, they manage major repairs and minor details. Everything gets done so the house is in perfect condition, the pools at 86 degrees, and the only thing they need to do is occupy the house, he said. They dont spend two weeks taking care of items that got lost in the shuffle during the summer months. Although his service might seem like a luxury reserved for the wealthy, Mr. Doran says its not. His business is aimed just as much at people with a $200,000 home or a $20 million home. We save our clients two things: aggravation and money, he said. They are charged a $35 per week fee for house visits while theyre gone, and a $1,650 per year management fee. He works with other companies to provide things like pest control, major repairs in a disaster or other services. He bills clients for those services and adds a 10 percent fee on top of that for his service. But Mr. Doran says that fee is usually offset because he is able to negotiate a lower price on repairs and service than a homeowner could. Normally that savings comes to about 10 percent. Initially, homeowners choose a set number of services and get a monthly bill based on what that will cost for one year. Every home is priced differently, Mr. Doran said. When we get an inquiry, we reach out to all of our service providers and get pricing for that house. No two houses are the same. Born and raised in Easton, Conn., Mr. Doran, 60, lived near Fairfield most of his life, and raised children there. He and his wife, Jodie Chase, spent 12 years in Essex before moving to Fort Myers three years ago. I wanted to escape the cold, Mr. Doran said. He also felt his future career as a luxury homebuilder in Connecticut looked less bright than it once had. That was not necessarily because of the economy, he said, but because larger builders took over an increasingly large market share there. I could see the future not being what it was for those 38 years, he said. Instead, he saw home management as a nitch industry he could pursue in Southwest Florida. His venture has been a success so far. After a marketing campaign this year, he nearly doubled the number of homes he looks after. In January, Mr. Doran had 21 clients, all on Captiva and Sanibel Islands. Now he has 38 homes to care for throughout Lee and Collier counties. When hes not managing homes, Mr. Doran is writing two books. With a ghostwriter, hes finishing a non-fiction account of long-time love of NFL football. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 WEEK OF MAY 27-JUNE 2, 2010 ON THE MOVE Accounting Peter Montalbano, CFP, has joined the Naples office of Rehmann to lead the financial advisory team. He joined Brett Nesbit, CPA, who leads the offices accounting practice. Mr. Montalbano has more than two decades of experience in the wealth management business. He joins Rehmann from Oppenheimer & Co., where he oversaw the assets of high net worth families and retirees. Rehmann is an integrated accounting, business consulting and wealth management firm with offices in Michigan and Ohio as well as in Florida. Anthony Scrocco of Hill, Barth, & King LLC, Certified Public Accountants and Business Consultants, has completed the CPA exam and been promoted to supervisor. Mr. Scrocco holds a bachelors degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting from Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio. His industry experience includes contractors, engineering companies, manufacturers, not-for-profit organizations and individual clients. Also at HBK, Genie Reeves has obtained licensure in the state of Florida upon transferring her CPA license from Ohio and has also been promoted to supervisor. Ms. Reeves holds a bachelors degree in accounting and finance from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. Her industry experience includes not-forprofit organizations, investment companies, real estate, contractors and common interest realty associations. Board Appointments David Farmer has been elected chairman of the board of directors for the Urban Land Institute Southwest Florida District Council for the 2010-2012 term. Mr. Farmer is the managing principal of Keystone Development Advisors LLC. He also serves as a commissioner for the Collier Mosquito Control District and sits on the Collier County Value Adjustment Board, the city of LaBelle Code Review Committee, the Florida Governmental Utility Authority, the Home Owners Association of Golden Gate Estates and the Golden Gate Fire Department Citizens Advisory Board. He is also the publisher and editor of Floridadevelopmentnews. com. He holds a bachelors degree in civil engineering from the University of Florida. Hospitality Management Daniel Miles has been named general manager of Bonita Bay Club. He previously was general manager of Medinah Country Club in Chicago. Mr. Miles is responsible for all facilities and personnel at the member-owned Bonita Bay Club, including operation of 90 holes of championship golf, two clubhouses, three practice facilities, fitness center and an 18-court tennis and swim center. Prior to Medinah Country Club, he was general manager of The Denver Country Club. He holds a bachelors degree in business from Indiana University and has completed all five courses of the Business Management Institute of the Club Managers Association of America at Cornell University. He has also developed course curriculum and served as an instructor for the private club management course at Purdue University. Ian Coleman has been named director of golf sales at Bonita Bay East, home to two Tom Fazio-designed championship golf courses now available for daily fee play. Mr. Coleman has more than 14 years of experience in golf club marketing and membership sales, including serving as director of membership at Shadow Wood Country Club and The Commons Club at The Brooks. A graduate of Bryant and Stratton College in Buffalo, N.Y., he is a member of the Club Managers Association of America, Membership Directors Association of Southwest Florida and the Professional Convention Management Association. Interior Design Jinx McDonald Designs Inc., a highend residential interior design firm, is celebrating its 10th year serving commercial and residential clients from Port Royal in Naples to Canada, Costa Rica, Ireland and Jamaica. Head designer Jinx McDonald and business director Trudy Norcombe are the companys co-founders. USCG Licensed & InsuredAvailable On-Call for: Private Piloting / Boater Training Boat Deliveries / Wedding CeremoniesCaptain Jim Albert (239) 593-7475 (Of ce) MONTALBANO NESBIT MILES COLEMAN MCDONALD The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce welcomed the following new members in April: 5th Avenue Coffee Company; Caf Italia Ristorante; Cheryl Diermier McDonnell; Chris Wortman, South Bay Realty; Custom Made Palm Tree Company; Health Team LLC; Life Alliance, Miami; Physician Led Access Network (PLAN) of Collier County; Quantum Energy Services, Bonita Springs; Sun Saver Magazine, Bonita Springs; and Way Too Cool LLC. To learn more about the new members, visit the chambers online business directory at www.napleschamber.org. To learn more about joining the chamber, contact Don Neer at 403-2906 or don@ napleschamber.org. Chamber of commerce welcomes new members
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 27-JUNE 2, 2010 BUSINESS B5 for example. But wherever it appears, its there to prompt you to do something. Seems simple to most of us, perhaps just a few witty words and a good picture. What could be easier? But a great billboard requires the precise and elegant mastery of a fine artist, the blunt impact of a sledge-hammer poet, and the demographic research of an anthropological techie, the experts say. Its not easy, concludes Professor Wells. From Naples to Sarasota, however, a lot of people dont appear to know that. There are thousands of signs decorating our roadways and cityscapes, not to mention the Web sites we frequent, but most of us can recall only a few. A quick survey of very alert Florida Weekly staff members people who spend significant time on the road and get paid to pay attention suggests how hard it is to do this well. Like victims of an ambush Rorschach test, when 12 eyes-wide-open staffers were asked out of the blue to name their favorite billboards, seven didnt even bother to respond, probably because they were struck mute (or too busy). Only one could get past the first recollection, to two or three noteworthy examples of the outdoor advertisers art. And that was it. Responses went like this. Pason Gaddis, publisher: Golds Gym, on U.S. 41. Something about, Are you a MILF? Michelle Noga, publisher of the Punta Gorda-Charlotte edition. I saw a great one for a sports radio station. It had a zoom-in on a girl from the waist up and the neck down with huge fake breasts, wearing a skimpy bikini top. Underneath the breasts it said, FAKE LEFT, then FAKE RIGHT, then WQAM 560. It was hysterical and attention-grabbing! Osvaldo Padilla, assistant managing editor of the Fort Myers edition and champion billboard observer: I like the Mommy, take my hand not my life billboard, just south of Alico Road, I think, or maybe Corkscrew. No matter how many times I see it, it always gets a rise out of me. In Miami, I always look out for the Aldo Shoes billboards. Gorgeous women wearing nice shoes do I need to say more? Of course, Chick-Fil-A has those great billboards with the cows. Evan Williams, writer, 5 Minutes columnist: For some reason Im drawing a complete blank on this one something vaguely comes to mind something about beef or cows or milk or something Kathy Grey, editor of the Punta Gorda-Charlotte edition: I do have a favorite a favorite three. Maybe I shouldnt mention them because they happen to be Florida Weeklys, but I will all strategically planted along U.S. 41 as you approach the outskirts of Punta Gorda. Free. For All. Its very good. It got the name out. It got the price out. It opened itself to everyone and anyone. It repeats itself (old sales rule) about a half-mile down the road, and it repeats itself again, later. (Ditto the sales rule.) A year ago, drivers were saying, What IS Florida Weekly? Now they know. But how much does it cost to get them to know? The prices can range from $100 to the thousands, says Ms. Scott. That doesnt mean a well-designed campaign has to be expensive, she adds especially in the age of electronic billboards, where you can change the words frequently, and rent by the day, the week or the month. Youre not buying the billboard so much as the traffic that drives past it, notes Professor Wells. And if the traffic drives past it at high rates of speed, youre limited to the briefest hard-hitting message. But if traffic has to stop or slow down significantly in front of your billboard, you can do something else maybe even think out of the box and ignore the seven-word rule. At Outofhome Billboard, a national outfit with local offices (www.oohcenter.com), hundreds of billboard locations all over Southwest Florida are conveniently listed online. By clicking on a given location, you can get a 360-degree motion picture of the spot, detailed demographics based on the last U.S. Census, and a cute little form to be filled out with your ambitions, your budget, your art thoughts if you have any, and so on a campaign primer, of sorts. After all the effort (thats TEAM effort, the experts strongly advise), perhaps a great billboard campaign can make you rich or not. Nothing Ive read or studied and that includes everything from the popular trade press to academic research has suggested that a billboard campaign can alter the history of a business, Professor Wells says. I would be impressed if I saw that. But it is an efficient way to tell a story, and it can enhance a business significantly. Good enough for government work and most anybody elses. It can Enhance A Business Significantly. Need an enhancement, anyone? interest rates. The U.S. lead, however, is increasingly being challenged by foreign country copy cats (e.g. a Baidu vs. a Google) and technology piracy. Technology gains have come from the private sector and will continue to require raising large amounts of risk capital. To suggest that the past 30 years was characterized by currency stability would be incorrect. The big BUT is that there is now greater currency volatility; there is possible termination of the Euro as a currency; several key trading partners might move away from a fixed exchange with the dollar (if the Euro stabilizes); and there is now a meaningful debate of the U.S. dollar as the worlds reserve currency. That is a kitchen sink of currency issues. Without relatively stable currency exchanges it is increasingly difficult for countries to externally finance their debt and for international companies to figure overseas expansion and purchasing/pricing less so if they are broadly diversified. In the upcoming June G5 meeting, it is quite possible that the world leaders will discuss the merits of fixed exchange rates for the Euro until problems are resolved if they can be resolved. For some 30 years, we have had a shift from communism to capitalism all over the world, be it in China, Russia, Eastern Europe, South America and even Africa. It is generally not the U.S. form of capitalism as it is not within democratic principles or government. Third World countries with natural resources no longer need the IMF or the World Bank. They can turn to India or China to create quick and easy deals which trade their resources for infrastructure improvements financed and completed by the buying country. The deal terms disregard the oppressive nature of the government and the lack of civil freedoms and humanitarian/social justice. It would seem that the Third World countries can continue to grow without the traditional financiers exporting democracy and attendant values. For 30 years, the emerging markets and countries were still in the process of emerging. Can we all agree that India and China have emerged? In the game of capitalism, they are no ones fools and they are, together, equivalent to the U.S. in economic power. True, all countries and multinational companies benefited from the growth in China and India but the lions share of gains went to them. (The U.S. bought stuff at cheaper than a made-in-USA prices while China built up its infrastructure and business base, still saving $2 trillion in foreign exchange reserves.) These new engines of world growth are not natural resource rich. Beginning in about 2002, these countries embarked on an acquisition frenzy to buy and bid up the resources needed for the present and the future. Nothing suggests this trend will end. For 30 years, many countries, municipalities and individuals have been able to borrow beyond their means the U.S., Ireland, Dubai, the PIIGS (Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece and Spain), etc. (Generally, this largesse has not characterized corporations except foreign, state-owned companies used to effect country monetary or fiscal policy.) Deleveraging is painful painful to the borrower who adopts austerity or painful to the lender who faces write-offs or changed terms. Deleveraging, once in place, is a difficult trend to reverse, absent strong inflation. All this does not mean that the U.S. and world economies will fail to expand or that markets will collapse. Not at all. It might mean that business and investing has a lot more challenges in todays world than in previous years. So whether you are committing new funds or taking some off the table, you might want to consult with your adviser about how you can play long term trends to your benefit. 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.BILLBOARDSFrom page 1MONEYFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOThe Chick-fil-A and Take my Hand billboards adhere to the seven words or less rule of thumb. EVAN WILLIAMS/ FLORIDA WEEKLY.Electronic billboards allow advertisers to rent space by the day, week or month.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 BUSINESS WEEK OF MAY 27-JUNE 2, 2010 Young Professionals of Naples members meet for networking, socializing, sports and charity work at various locations and events around town. For membership information and a calendar of events, visit www.ypnaples.com. CREW, Commercial Real Estate Women of Naples/Fort Myers, meets at noon Thursday, May 27, at Quattrocento in Coconut Point. Guest speaker will be Betsy Allen of Gaining Results Inc. Cost is $20 for members and $30 for others. To register, visit www.crewnetworkswfl.com. The Empowered Network North Naples chapter meets at 11 a.m. Friday, May 28, at Bucca de Peppo. Guest speaker Nancy Susteric will discuss Creating a Vision Board. Registration at www.empowerdnetworking.com or e-mail info@EmpoweredNetworking.com. A Job Search Support Group sponsored by the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce meets from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday at chamber headquarters. For more information, e-mail Karen Klukiewicz at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.napleschamber.org. The Council of Hispanic Business Professionals meets at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 2, in the Bella Vista Lounge at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, 2600 Tiburon Drive. Cost is $18 for members and $23 for guests. For more information, visit www. chbnaples.org. N.A.P.L.E.S. (Naples Area Professional League of Executive Services) meets for networking beginning at 7 a.m. Thursday, June 3, aboard the Naples Princess, 550 Port OCall Way. The meeting begins at 7:45 a.m. Guest speaker Richard Pegnetter, dean of the Lutgert College of Business at Florida Gulf Coast University, will discuss Strategies for the Business School and the University in Regional Economic Development. For more information, call Tim Tillapaugh at 825-7711 or Patrick Dearborn at 877-4340 or visitwww.naplesgroup.net. The Naples Area Board of Realtors Community Involvement Committee meets from 8:30-10 a.m. Thursday, June 3, at NABOR headquarters, 1455 Pine Ridge. For more information, visit www.NABOR.com. The next Accelerated Networking Luncheon for members of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce takes place from 11:30 a.m.to 1 p.m. Thursday, June 3, at Buca di Beppo, 8860 Tamiami Trail N. Cost is $15. Register by June 2 at www.napleschamber.org. The CBIA Remodelers Council meets from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 3, at Affordable Flooring, 2700 Immokalee Road. For more information, visi www.cbia.net. The Jewish Business Network of Southwest Florida meets for breakfast and business on the second Friday of the month from 7:30-9 a.m. in the conference room at Robb & Stucky, 13170 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers. To RSVP and for more information, call 433-7708 or e-mailyourjbn@chabadswf. org. Next meeting: June 11. BUSINESS MEETINGS THE MOTLEY FOOL Investing in individual stocks can be terrific. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 27-JUNE 2, 2010 BUSINESS B7 Sunbelt O ce FurnitureNaples239-566-2857O ce Furniture & Design239-337-1212Let us create a healing environment for your patients www.ofdc-inc.com by It pays to keep employees who are good friends side by side in the workplace, suggests a University of Florida study that finds pals often help each other by working closely on a job but can reduce productivity if they labor in separate departments. Further complicating the generally accepted idea that friendships are good for work is that too much empathy and emotion between friends can reduce their performance, says Jessica Methot, who did the study for her doctoral dissertation in management at UF. Although previous research has suggested workplace friendships are positive because they raise employees morale, we found a dark side to these relationships, Ms. Methot says. When friendships involve someone who works outside your department or performs different kinds of tasks and is not able to help you with your job, they are more of a distraction. Too often these employees chat about non-office related topics with chums, interfering with their ability to focus on their duties and interrupting the flow of work, she explains. Co-workers feel obligated to stop what they are doing to help their friends when they have a question, knowing their friends would do the same for them, she adds. While other studies find that having office buddies boosts job satisfaction, they have not examined the effect of friendships on work performance, Ms. Methot, who will become a professor at Rutgers University when she graduates, says.The implications of workplace friendships are important in todays tough economy with businesses that have job openings increasingly relying on referrals from employees, who suggest people they know and like, she says. Such hires have better retention rates, prompting some employers to offer rewards to staff members who make referrals. Referrals are a very common and inexpensive way for employers to hire people because they dont have to go through the entire recruitment and selection process, she says Ms. Methot adds good friends give each other and their employers a boost on the job through familiarity and freely sharing information that lead to jobs well done. Friends are much more open than other co-workers about providing each other with deep and valuable information, which can make a difference in how well they do their jobs, she says. This is especially important in the present economic downturn, with people being laid off and supervisors having less time to spend with their employees. Ms. Methot, who owns and operates several restaurants with her husband, says she became intrigued with the topic after noticing that workplace friendships were a good influence on some people and not others. She surveyed 182 employees at three clothing stores and six restaurants in North Florida about the effects of these friendships. A month later she surveyed each of the employees supervisors, who rated their job performance. While she learned it is more productive to keep friends in the same department, she also realized that personal closeness can backfire if employees become too emotional and distracted on the job. This finding is quite interesting because it suggests that having co-workers who provide empathy and boost ones spirits may actually detract from the ability to do the job, she said. The emotional distress that goes along with managing friendships in a professional setting even though they offer some benefits makes it more difficult for employees to focus on their work. We found these relationships cause a certain amount of exhaustion to maintain, she says. If you have a disagreement with a friend, it means a lot more to you than having a disagreement with someone you dont know as well. Particularly problematical is reports of good news, such as raises and promotions, which cause hard feelings if coworkers feel they are passed over in favor of friends, Ms. Methot says. When someone else is rewarded who does the same type of work, you want to be happy for them, but there is likely to be tension. American businesses have shifted their emphasis from independent tasks to groupbased work, with eight out of 10 U.S. organizations that employ 100 people or more using teams, Ms. Methot reports. Managers try to build employee cohesion in this new work design by taking steps like creating informal break rooms and scheduling group picnics. These results suggest that organizations should focus on practices that promote friendship among co-workers who interact for work-related purposes. Despite the risks of these social connections, of a subsample of 26 survey respondents Ms. Methot personally interviewed, 23 people said such friendships were worth having. With works dominance in peoples lives, its not surprising how influential these relationships have become, Ms. Methot says. Often times you end up spending more time with your co-worker than you do your own family. Research shows office buddies can boost job performanceSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY
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Why Do More Home Owners ChooseComplete Line of Rolldowns Clear Pan ccordionsCall For FREE Estimate594-16161762 Trade Center Way, Naples Florida, 34109Hurricane 2 WEEKS INSTALLATION GUARANTEED!! QUALIT T RVICE Coral Hospitality takes over Miami Beachs Gansevoort HotelNaples-based Coral Hospitality, a full-service management and investment company specializing in hotels, clubs and residential communities, has been awarded the contract to manage operations at The Gansevoort South Hotel in Miami Beach and its adjacent condominium residences. Conde Nast Traveler (UK) included the property in its list of the top 50 hottest hotels in the world. We are excited to be appointed as the manager of the Gansevoort South, said Lee Weeks, CEO of Coral Hospitality. As in other similar transitions in which we have been involved over the years, we expect the change to go smoothly during the next few months. Following a $100 million renovation, the 334-room Gansevoort South, with its prime oceanfront location in South Beach and some of the largest guest rooms in South Florida, is one of the most popular destinations in the market. Adding to its allure is a 43,000-square-foot David Barton gym; celebrity-favored restaurants Philippe by Philippe Chow and STK by The ONE Group; and VIP lounge Louis, operated by Opium Group, Miamis premier nightlife operator. At 2377 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, the Gansevoort South includes 259 condominium residences and 334 guestrooms. The guestrooms average more than 700 square feet and have views of the Atlantic Ocean, Biscayne Bay or the city skyline. Guests and residents of the property have their choice of three pools: the infinity edge ocean view pool by the Gansevoort Beach Club, the South Pool, and the adults-only, rooftop Plunge pool, which doubles as an ultrachic club lounge at night. With close to 30 properties in its portfolio, Coral Hospitality has built a reputation of excellence in the industry for strong leadership and the ability to deliver results for third-party institutional and private owners of fine resorts, hotels, clubs and residential communities. One of its key properties, Sandpearl Resort on Clearwater Beach, was voted Top 10 in the world by Expedia customers and in the top 10 percent of all Preferred Hotels. Job search support group meets weeklyA job search support group for downsized employees of local businesses meets weekly at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. The group is geared toward white collar, administrative and professional workers, rather than trade and service workers. It is not a job placement service. Emphasis is on networking, resumes, interviewing skills and best practices for a successful transition. Participants should come prepared to discuss who they are, what type of opportunity they seek and what makes them good candidates for jobs. Assistance is available to those who are still working through these topics. Each session offers an in-depth look at tools and critical elements for a successful transition. For more information, e-mail Karen Klukiewicz at firstname.lastname@example.org. No advance registration is required, and there is no charge to attend. The Marino Group expands fleet servicesLocal business owner Tony Marino has revamped The Marino Group, the parent company of Regency Transportation and Marino Parking. The Marino Group has undertaken an aggressive new marketing campaign to promote the addition of new vehicles, services and programs. Mr. Marino has added three new buses and is planning to add an SUV in time for summer. The company Web site and all marketing materials have been recreated and the firm is utilizing more current technology such as mass texting and video e-blasts to reach clients. Regency Transportation has added services such as The Marino Casino, NonCash NonCab, scavenger hunts and The Star Treatment in an effort to encourage people to use the larger vehicles. The Marino Group is also in talks with MADD to set up a designated driver program for Marino Parkings valet customers. Mr. Marino has been in the valet business for 25 years and in transportation for six years. Charter fishing boat ready for adventuresAfter a brief retirement, Capt. Gene Luciano, former owner of Double Sunshine, Lady Brett and Capt. Paul at Tin City, has purchased a custom charter fishing vessel and is operating out of Tin City. He has named the boat Dalis, a family name synonymous with his fishing business in the Naples and Marco area for the past 38 years. A 43-foot twin diesel, the Dalis travels at 23 knots and has a half-tower and teak decks and is outfitted for serious offshore fishermen. Capt. Luciano and Capt. Dan Jordan are booking private half-day, three-quarter and full day charters. Call 450-4870 or 595-4982. Sportalm opens at MercatoSportalm has made its U.S. debut at Mercato. Founded in Kitzbhel, Austria, Sportalm is well known in highend European fashion markets as one of Austrias best-known winter sport resorts. With high-end sports, high-end fashion often follows in step. Sportalm at Mercato is located along Strada Place and will feature high fashion and ski apparel for men and women including exclusive collections by Van Santen & Van Santen, LArgentina, E-motion and Philipp Plein. This is our first store in the United States and Mercato makes a good fit for us, said Veronika Bustamante, manager of Sportalm at Mercato. Its the new place to be in town and our store is very unique. There is nothing like this in Naples. Revered as the alpine center of highsociety and trend origins, Kitzbhel serves as the inspiration for the Sportlam womens line E-motion. The new line is touted as focusing on an elegant lifestyle with top fashion that is sensuous and infinitely feminine. E-motion stands for a collection that will arouse ones emotions, at the same time as incorporating the motion, the movement and the activity. As ease of movement is key in sports, it is no less important to the Sportalm philosophy of a graceful, feminine, flowing style. BUSINESS BRIEFS COURTESY PHOTOThe Gansevoort South Hotel in Miami BeachCOURTESY PHOTOTin City Clothing Consistent with Every Lifestyle.www.tomjames.com F Cbt Annfr
Southwest Florida Hispanic Chamber of CommerceNETWORKING Yarissa Neyra, Sal Maniscalco, Jadira Hoptry and Olga MoralesWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com. COURTESY PHOTOSNAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 27-JUNE 2, 2010 BUSINESS B9 Wake Up Naples with the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce COURTESY PHOTOS Deanna Heder, Cat Foster and Bunny Belden Mary Hernandez, Martin Pahnke and Ingrid Molina Silvia Izquierdo and Alfredo Matheus Farah McCauley, Seth Berman and Veronica Culbertson Bob Sandy, Barry Nicholls and Peter Manion Mike Reagan, Ross Obley and Ted Soliday Rachelle Youmans, Bob Sandy and Russell Tuff Bob Krupp, Orly Stolts and Joe Whitehead Kathy Swank and Tony Marino Ken Shevin, Sandra and Reg Buxton
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REAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WEEK OF MAY 27-JUNE 2, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B11 Robb & Stucky Interiors hosts a series of free design seminars to help homeowners make the best of their surroundings. All seminars take place in the showroom at 2777 Tamiami Trail N. Although attendance is free, space is limited and reservations are requested. Call 261-3969 or visit www.RobbStucky.com to reserve a seat. Heres whats coming up: 11 a.m. Thursday, May 27: Kicking Off Summer: Bringing the Beach Inside Design consultant Jeanine Lofendo will demonstrate how to incorporate soft pastel colors and the cottage theme into your home for a year-round, fun-in-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. 11 a.m. Thursday, June 3: Redress Your Next Interior designer Cynde Thompson and design consultant Mike Hayes will illustrate how to create a new look with your existing furniture. From rearranging your floor plan to mixing and matching your current accessories, learn the tips and tricks that youll need to redecorate your home. Be sure to bring pictures, samples and floor plans for this interactive seminar. 11 a.m. Thursday, June 10: Headboard Help Design consultant Joan Schneiter will offer four fresh ideas for headboards to spice up your bedroom retreat, whether you want to bring color, tie in bold artwork or create a more feminine look for your room. 11 a.m. Thursday, June 17: Luscious Leather Design consultant Fred Rondina and American Leather representative Scott Crawford will explain everything you need to know about selecting and caring for leather pieces for the home. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, June 24, Complimentary design consultations Gather your floor plans, blueprints, fabrics, color swatches, photos and questions and join members of the Robb & Stucky design team for a one-on-one, hour-long consultation. Reservations required. Call now. Let the experts help spice up your home life Stock Development has released new summer pricing in the Caldecott singlefamily neighborhood at Lely Resort, a country club community in Naples. Caldecott is a private neighborhood of 63 single-family residences located in the north half of Lely Resort and offering a mix of sweeping golf course, lake and nature preserve views. Caldecott offers a total of six single-story, two-story and courtyard-style floor plans that range from 1,647 to 2,394 square feet under air and priced from the $320,000s. Fifty-three of the 63 homes in the neighborhood are sold, said Tim Clark, vice president of sales. For a limited time, homebuyers receive $25,000 towards options and upgrades on lots 6 14 in the Caldecott neighborhood or a free standard pool package. On lot 8, the San Remo is available for immediate purchase at $25,000 off of the regular price of $382,990. All homes in Caldecott are built by Stock Construction and feature the finest interior appointments, including: Corian countertops, GE appliances, and 16-inch ceramic tile flooring. Exterior features include a pool and spa option package, brick paver driveway and walkways and a landscape package. The San Remo is a two-bedroom, twobath great room-style home that features a gourmet kitchen, a dining room, a study, a screened covered lanai and a two-car garage. The home offers 1,647 square feet under air and is a total of 2,369 square feet including the lanai, the garage and the entry. Lely Resort offers 11 neighborhoods showcasing flats, townhomes, casitas, coach homes, twin villas, single-family homes and custom estate homes. Extraordinary values are on offer throughout Lely Resort with prices beginning in the $180,000s. Amenities at Lely Resort include The Players Club & Spa and three championship golf courses designed by legends of the game Robert Trent Jones, Gary Player and Lee Trevino, as well as two golf clubhouses. The Players Club & Spa offers more than 20,000 square feet under air with a 3,500 square foot fitness center, a 2,500 square foot social room, a 1,200 square foot aerobics room, an arts and crafts room, a card room, a media room, billiards room and a theater room. Outside, in a tropical setting, is a resortstyle pool and spa with a cabana area. There are also private cabanas and a beach area around the pool. Adjacent to the pool and beach area is a lap/fitness pool set up for water aerobics. A childrens tot lot and a private yoga garden round out the amenities at the pool. The Players Club also features a tennis Pro Shop which services the seven Har-Tru courts of the tennis complex. The central sales center is located at 8020 Grand Lely Dr., For more information, call 793-2100 or (866) 392-2100 or visit www.lely-resort.net. Grande Preserve near selloutSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________Summer pricing in affect at Lely Resorts Caldecott remier Properties of Southwest Florida announced that The Grande Preserve at The Dunes is 80 percent sold. Overlooking 100-acre preserve, Turkey Bay and beyond to the Gulf of Mexico, the towers of Grande Preserve, Grande Phoenician and Grande Geneva offer resort-caliber recreational facilities in a private guard-gated enclave north of Bluebill Avenue and west of Vanderbilt Drive. Each residence has a private foyer elevator entry and two access-controlled parking spaces. Other features include 9-foot-plus ceilings, high-efficiency HVAC systems, GE Monogram stainless steel appliances, gas cooktops and granite countertops. Only seven developer residences remain at Grande Phoenician. With a total of 90 residences, the high-rise has 17 floors and six floor plans ranging from 2,747 square feet under air to 2,893 square feet under air. Grande Geneva has 75 units on 18 floors, with 27 developer residences remaining available. Floor plans range from 2,798 square feet of living area to 3,728 square feet of living area. Residences in Grande Phoenician and Grande Geneva all have three bedrooms and three full baths, and prices begin at $875,000. The lakefront Plantation Club is an inviting retreat designed to reflect the casual elegance of a Caribbean resort. A tennis center with pro-shop, six lighted tennis courts, fully equipped fitness center and spa services plus an enticing pool, gazebo-ensconced hot tub surrounded by a furnished plaza and sundeck, casually elegant dining and a social calendar chock full of special events are all part of this gracious lifestyle. Guest cottages are available for use by family and friends staying overnight. Fully staffed until just past sunset, the beachfront Floridian Club offers food, and beverage service at dining tables, poolside and beachside. Five bayside guest cottages are available to accommodate guests in a first-class setting, and a beach shuttle service is available for members and guests. Premier Properties of Southwest Florida Inc., Realtors is the exclusive sales and marketing representative of The Grande Preserve at The Dunes. For more information, call the on-site sales center at 594-1700. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information about Premier Properties, the real estate division of The Lutg ert Companies, visit www. premier-properties.com. COURTESY PHOTO The living room of the Tivoli model in the Caldecott neighborhood.COURTESY PHOTOPCOURTESY PHOTO The Dunes Floridian Club on the Gulf of Mexico
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB14 WEEK OF MAY 27-JUNE 2, 2010 OPEN HOUSES SUNDAY, MAY 30 TH, 2-4PM The Market is HotWe are Actively Seeking New Listings Please call me for a free con dential market analysis and discuss our Listing & Incentive Programs (239) 571-2287 Vanderbilt Bayfront w/Boat Dock & Lift Reduced $100,000!!!9103 Vanderbilt Dr. #308 Model Perfect 3 Bedroom, End Unit, Completely Remodeled & Gorgeous Bay views ALL OFFERS Get the Wow factor at $629,000 Longshore LakeShort Sale Opportunity 11147 Longshore Way West Huge 5 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath plus Loft, Pool & 3-Car Garage, over 4100 sq. ft. Priced to Sell at $418,000 Longshore LakeLakefront DEAL!!!11613 Longshore Way East Must See this 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath, Pool & Western Exposure for Beautiful Sunsets. Turnkey Furnished. Great Buy at $450,000 Longshore LakeLakefront Home on Estate Lot4698 Shearwater Lane Dynamite Custom 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath Pool Home, over 3500 sq.ft. plus Of ce & Exercise Room Southern Exposure on the Island at $749,000 The Nancy Burgess Real Estate Team Expert Knowledge with Proven ResultsCreating New Lifestyle Experiences Worth Referring(239) 571-2287 Judy Jones 239-821-3533 email@example.com.JonesLarsonTeam.comLynn & Ed Brown 239-641-4968 239-641-4903EBrown822@aol.comwww. oridamoves.com928 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island, Fl. 34145 1-800-733-8121 ext. 640, 645 or 660 872 S. Heathwood Water Direct Estate Area. Updated 2007-2009. Priced at $1,995,000 Hideaway Beach Cottage 2 Bed + Den, 3 Bath. Fabulous Gulf Views, updates galore! $1,339,000 Saratoga at Lely Resort 3 Bed, 3 Bath coach home, 2-car garage, bamboo ooring. $395,000 Fiddlers Creek Golf course views from spacious 1st oor end unit coach home. $488,000 1362 Bayport Fabulous Golf Course. 3bed/3bath renovated home. Priced at only$495,000 Downtown Naples Location! Location! Location! Just off 5th Ave. Priced at only$1,349,000 Villa De Mar Condo 2Bd/2Bath condo, completely updated, deeded boat dock. Rental income history available.$299,000 Dill Court Southern exposure lot with newer seawall. Wide water view, on city sewer. $629,000 Sierra Grande Bank Owned. Located near Physicians Regional Medical Ctr. 3BR, Newer Construction.$155,000 REDUCED 825 Elm Court Water direct, Southern exposure, boat dock and lift. Rental income history available.$395,000 Elm Court Lot Water direct Southern exposure oversized lot. Dock & boat lift in place.$495,000 Verona Walk Attached villa, 2Bd/2Baths. Large lanai with oversized lot view. 2-car garage. $229,000 REDUCED REDUCED REDUCED NEW LISTING 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 Toll Brothers is offering new homebuyers the opportunity to create their own home oasis with the Outdoor Oasis Sales Event beginning Saturday, May 29, and running through Sunday, June 6, at communities throughout Florida. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.This event is planned to enhance the Florida lifestyle with included amenities designed for residents to create their own outdoor retreat at no extra cost, said Ken Thirtyacre, president, Toll Brothers Florida West Division. Among the options are swimming pools, outdoor kitchens, screen enclosures, brick paver lanais and landscaping packages. During the week of the event, new homebuyers will receive select options included with the purchase of their new home that would otherwise cost thousands of dollars. Specific options vary by community. In Southwest Florida, the Outdoor Oasis Sales Event will be held at Belle Lago, a single-family home community on Estero Parkway in Estero; The Reserve at Estero, a community of single-family homes also on Estero Parkway; and Firano at Naples, a community of singlefamily homes off Davis Boulevard in Naples. We also want to invite visitors to tour each community to see the extensive resort style of amenities included in communities by Toll Brothers, Mr. Thirtyacre said. Belle Lago offers a total of 13 home designs, ranging in size from 2,561 to 4,354 square feet and priced from the mid-$300,000s. Four award-winning designer-furnished models are available for viewing and completed amenities include community pool, clubhouse, tennis courts, fitness center and more.A variety of home designs are offered at The Reserve at Estero, ranging from 1,489 to 2,545 air-conditioned square feet. Four designer-furnished models are available for viewing. Homes are priced from the low $200,000s. Completed amenities include community pool, clubhouse, tennis courts and more. Firano at Naples offers seven homes designs, ranging from 2,058 to 3,024 square feet and priced from the mid-$300,000s The Tiena, a designer-furnished model, is available for viewing. Amenities include a community clubhouse with resort-style pool, spa and a childrens playground. Toll Brothers presents Outdoor sales event COURTESY PHOTOSThe Biella model in Firano at Naples has been sold. The Tiena model is open for viewing at Firano at Naples.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB16 WEEK OF MAY 27-JUNE 2, 2010 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, LLCHawthornes in Lely Resort $299,000Stunning 2BR, 2BA, 1st oor condo. Very spacious at 1,880 s.f. Granite, tons of storage. Great open oor plan. 2-car garage. Private clubhouse plus Players Club. Lake/fountain view. 8859 Lely Island Circle $745,000 Beauty, quality, location, detail, all make this 3BR, 3 in-suite BA home stand above most at this price! Lake view, stainless steel appliances, imported tile in BA, mahogany ooring. Breathtaking lanai.Falling Waters Beach Resort $324,900This is a charming community with a great location between Marco Island & downtown Naples. 2nd oor unit, high ceilings, spacious. 1-car garage, full outdoor kitchen on lanai overlooking lake/fountain. Totally renovated. Lely Resort Homesite $119,900 8056 Tiger Lily Oversized corner lot, peaceful preserve as your backdrop. Sits among million dollar homes. Plans available. No mandatory club af liation fees. UPGRADES GALORE OWNER FINANCING The Collier Building Industry Associations Sales and Marketing Council is accepting entries for its 20th Annual Sand Dollar Awards. The Sand Dollar Awards, the highest accolades given by the council, are presented each year to member builders, developers, architects, remodelers, interior design firms, landscape architects, trades, marketing, sales and advertising professionals who have demonstrated building, design and marketing excellence. Homes, communities, building projects and marketing campaigns completed between May 1, 2008 and May 31, 2010 are eligible. Deadline for entries is July 16 and winners will be honored at an awards gala on Sept. 18 at the Naples Grande. For more information on entry requirements, sponsorship opportunities and membership, contact Carrie Horner at 436-6100 or visit www.cbia.net. CBIAs Sales and Marketing Councils mission is to help members increase sales and provide training and support on developing effective marketing techniques for their businesses. CBIA taking entries for 2010 Sand Dollar Awards
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 27-JUNE 2, 2010 B21 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 The delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties increased to a seasonally adjusted rate of 10.06 percent of all loans outstanding as of the end of the first quarter of 2010, an increase of 59 basis points from the fourth quarter of 2009, and up 94 basis points from one year ago, according to the Mortgage Bankers Associations National Delinquency Survey. The non-seasonally adjusted delinquency rate decreased 106 basis points from 10.44 percent in the fourth quarter of 2009 to 9.38 percent this quarter. The percentage of loans on which foreclosure actions were started during the first quarter was 1.23 percent, up three basis points from last quarter but down 14 basis points from one year ago. The delinquency rate includes loans that are at least one payment past due but does not include loans in the process of foreclosure. The percentage of loans in the foreclosure process at the end of the first quarter was 4.63 percent, an increase of five basis points from the fourth quarter of 2009 and 78 basis points from one year ago. This represents another record high. The combined percentage of loans in foreclosure or at least one payment past due was 14.01 percent on a non-seasonally adjusted basis, a decline from 15.02 percent last quarter.The serious delinquency rate, the percentage of loans that are 90 days or more past due or in the process of foreclosure, was 9.54 percent, a decrease of 13 basis points from last quarter, but an increase of 230 basis points from the first quarter of last year.The seasonally adjusted delinquency rate increased for all loan types with the exception of FHA loans. On a seasonally adjusted basis, the delinquency rate stood at 6.17 percent for prime fixed loans, 13.52 percent for prime ARM loans, 25.69 percent for subprime fixed loans, 29.09 percent for subprime ARM loans, 13.15 percent for FHA loans, and 7.96 percent for VA loans. On a non-seasonally adjusted basis, the delinquency rate fell for all loan types. Given the challenges in interpreting the true seasonal effects in these data when comparing quarter to quarter changes, it is important to highlight the year over year changes. The non-seasonally adjusted delinquency rate increased 151 basis points for prime fixed loans, 172 basis points for prime ARM loans, 343 basis points for subprime fixed loans, and 244 basis points for subprime ARM loans from the first quarter of 2009. The delinquency rate was 48 basis points lower for FHA loans and 12 basis points for VA loans relative to the same quarter a year ago. The non-seasonally adjusted foreclosure starts rate increased eight basis points for prime fixed loans, 36 basis points for FHA loans and 17 basis points for VA loans compared to the first quarter of 2009. The rate decreased 22 basis points for prime ARM loans, 10 basis points for subprime fixed loans, and 259 basis points for subprime ARM loans on a year over year basis. About half of the states saw increases in the rate of foreclosure starts on a year over year basis, with the largest increases coming in Oregon, North Carolina and Maryland. The largest decreases were in Florida, Rhode Island and California. Almost all of the states saw year-over year decreases in subprime ARM foreclosure starts while almost all had increases in prime fixed-rate and FHA foreclosure starts. Delinquencies, foreclosure starts increase in latest MBA national survey J Cbt 287-6732Nnb Of Tn Prfr Br Cr 370-8687 239-596-2520 Capri villa with pool and premium views of lake and bridge. 2 Bedroom/2Bath/2-car home ready for new owner Call for more details! Asking $285,000 EXCEPTIONAL LOCATION! Single family Oakmont 3 BR +Den, 2.5 BA & 2 car garage. Located within cul-de-sac of very desirable street. Built-in entertainment center, custom window treatments, NEWER A/C unit, electric & Accordion HURRICANE shutters, large screen lanai, long lake views! $379,000Great Price! 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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 27-JUNE 2, 2010 Florida Weeklys Open HousesCall 239.325.1960 to be included in Florida Weeklys Open Houses. >$1,000,00021 PARK SHORE SAVOY 4041 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #1102 $1,195,000 Premier Properties Adrienne Young 261-6200 22 OLD NAPLES 456 9th Avenue South $1,199,900 Premier Properties Marty/Debbi McDermott 564-4231 23 COLLIERS RESERVE 12495 Colliers Reserve Drive $1,285,000 Premier Properties Sharon Kaltenborn 404-7887 NEW LISTING 24 THE BROOKS SHADOW WOOD WOODSEDGE 22260 Wood Run Court $1,350,000 Premier Properties Doug Davlin 272-5060 25 ESTUARY at GREY OAKS 1485 Anhinga Pointe Priced from $1,795,000 Premier Properties Call 239-261-3148 Mon. Sat. 9-5 and Sun. 11-5 26 OLD NAPLES 663 11th Avenue South $1,795,000 Premier Properties Virginia/Randy Wilson 450-9091 27 OLD NAPLES SANDY CAY 300 3rd Avenue South $1,997,000 Premier Properties Celine Van Arsdale 404-9917 >$2,000,00028 BAREFOOT BEACH BAYFRONT GARDENS 209 Bayfront Drive $2,450,000 Premier Properties Cynthia Joannou 273-0666 Call agent for entry 29 VANDERBILT BEACH MORAYA BAY 11125 Gulfshore Drive From $2,500,000 Premier Properties Call 239514-5050 Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5>$3,000,00030 MEDITERRA RAVELLO 14915 Celle Way $3,175,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 31 MOORINGS 3139 Leeward Lane $3,895,000 Premier Properties Dave/Ann Renner 7 84-5552 >$4,000,00032 PARK SHORE 308 Turtle Hatch Road $4,495,000 Premier Properties Paula Sims/Julie Rembos 262-6600 33 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1280 Osprey Trail $4,995,000 Premier Properties Call 239-261-3148 >$5,000,00034 PORT ROYAL 3240 Fort Charles Drive $5,495,000 Premier Properties Will Collins 404-0600 >$8,000,00035 PORT ROYAL 963 Galleon Drive $8,900,000 Premier Properties Jerry Wachowicz 777-0741 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 35 21Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked>$200,0001 VILLAGE WALK located just east of Livingston on Vanderbilt Beach Road From $200,000 $400,000 Illustrated Properties Real Estate Call 23 9-596-2520 Mon. Fri. 10-4 and Sat. Sun. 11-3>$300,0002 BONITA BAY OAKWOOD VILLAS 27105 Oakwood Lake Drive $355,000 Premier Properties of Southwest Florida, Inc., REALTORS Cheryl Mease 691-8104 3 PELICAN LANDING BAYCREST 25344 Galashields Circle $369,900 Premier Properties John Coburn 825-3464 >$400,0004 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 5 LONGSHORE LAKE 11147 Longshore Way West $418,000 Nancy Burgess, Downing Frye Realty INC. 239-571-2287 6 LONGSHORE LAKE 11613 Longshore Way East $450,000 Nancy Burgess, Downing Frye Realty INC. 239-571-2287 7 PELICAN LANDING THE COLONY MERANO 23831 Merano Court #201 $480,000 Premier Properties Pam Umscheid 691-3541 8 THE CROSSINGS MILL RUN 7061 Mill Run Circle $489,000 Premier Properties Dave/Ann Renner 7 84-5552 9 PARK SHORE VENETIAN COVE CLUB 3500 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #503 $495,000 Premier Properties Larry Roorda 860-2534 >$500,00010 BONITA BAY MONTARA 3253 Montara Drive $519,000 Premier Properties Cathy Lieberman/Cindy Reiff 777-2441 >$600,00011 VANDERBILT BEACH CHATEAU VANDERBILT 9103 Vanderbilt Dr. #308 $629,000 Nancy Burgess, Downing Frye Realty Inc. 239-571-2287 >$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 PELICAN ISLE YACHT CLUB III 425 Dockside Drive #403 $749,000 Premier Properties Suzanne Ring 821-7550 14 LONGSHORE LAKE 4698 Shearwater Lake $749,000 Nancy Burgess, Downing Frye Realty INC. 239-571-2287 15 FIDDLERS CREEK MULBERRY ROW 7630 Mulberry Lane $799,000 Premier Properties ML Meade 293-4851 >$800,00016 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE 280 Grande Way From $875,000 Premier Properties Call 239-594-1700 Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5>$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 COQUINA SANDS 1170 Oleander Drive $988,500 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 19 PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #207 $995,000 Premier Properties Jean Tarkenton 595-0544 20 WYNDEMERE ROSEMEADE 421 Rosemeade Lane $995,000 Isabelle Edwards 564-4080. NEW LISTING
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF MAY 27-JUNE 2, 2010WEEK at-a-glance I Love My Wife opens June 12 at TheatreZoneDirecting the musical farce I Love My Wife, with its toe-tapping Cy Coleman score, has been on TheatreZone artistic director Mark Dannis bucket list since he played Quenton in 1983. When TheatreZones season finale, I Love My Wife, opens at the G&L Theatre on June 10, Mr. Danni can check this one off his list. In 1983, I was hired to play Quenton (the drummer) in I Love My Wife at the Lancaster Opera House, said Mr. Danni. It was fun because the fourpiece band had character parts and sang. I thought the show was hysterical and have always wanted to direct it. In the original 1977 Broadway production, the band won a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Feature Actors in a Musical, he added. While growing up in Buffalo, N.Y., Mr. Danni set sights on being a conductor whos main instrument was the drums/percussion. Thanks to his notable talent, the then 16-year-old Mr. Danni was a favorite with the professional theater owners and often called to sit in on house bands. He could not only play the drums, he also read music and he was available. Today, he admits he lied about his age (he said he was 18, then the legal age to drink alcohol) to play in a downtown Buffalo nightclub in an act called Bravo Broadway It was the first of many jobs in the theatre circuit and gave Mr. Danni an insiders view and appreciation of many different shows. I Love My Wife features two married couples who find themselves contemplating a mnage--quatre. The cast includes: Karen Molnar (Monica),OUCHSURFING CAN TAKE YOU PLACES. THE PHOTOS on these pages is the proof. Couchsurfing. com is a Web site similar to Facebook, where each person maintains a profile but instead of virtually socializing, the goal of the site is to match up travelers with places to stay on their journeys. You might be staying on a couch, air mattress, a floor or a guest bed. Typically, you dont complain about the accommodations as nobody charges a thing. Having couchsurfed COURTESY PHOTO SOUC photos and story by Kurt WilliamsSpecial to Florida Weekly Parade at Carnival in Oruro, Bolivia Southwest Bolivia near Salar de Uyuni Alpaca overlooking a red lagoon in Southwest BoliviaSEE JOURNEY, C4 SEE WIFE, C15 CCouchsurfing: Dispatches from a four-month journey through ... Florida WritersConnie May Fowlers new book is daring and satisfying. C14 Three Dog NightThe popular band from the s returns to the Philharmonic July 31. C14 Retail therapyClosets expand during romantically lean months. C2 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_______________________Cuisine News for foodies from around Collier County. C27
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 27-JUNE 2, 2010 Berts Seafood & Chowder HouseOffer includes a bottle of our select wine, choice of entree, salad & dessert from our Summer Series M ENU ALL DAY, ANY DAY Fresh seafood selections are own in daily. Visit one of downtowns most popular bars and enjoy all drinks OFF during Happy Hour. Begin your dining experience with one of our appetizers like Lobster Sliders, Crab Cakes, Lobster Risotto, Berts Clam Chowder or Signature Seafood Bisque ... brimming with chunks of lobster, scallops, shrimp and crabmeat! Our seafood selections are fried, baked or broiled to perfection and include such favorites as fried Whole Belly Clams, baked stuffed Shrimp, sauted Snapper or Grouper and our highly touted Lazymans Lobster Casserole.The REEL Deal HAPPY HOUR 4-7PM Check out NEW Bar Menu (cannot be combined with other promotions) 862 Fifth Avenue South, Naples, FL Free parking directly behind the restaurant. For more information and reservations call (239) 213-1111 visit us online at www.BertsNaples.com Open Daily 4PM til Close Offer ele c sa l ad & desse rt fr o m ou r $ 29 O Offer r includes a bottle of our c t wine choice of entree , a bottle of rincl ud TWO FORyour heart and dared him to try anyway. I thought I had been cunning, but now I realize he had seen through me all along. Subsequent to my friend Aprils Great Break-Up, she embarked on the Great Shopping Odyssey. I trekked along for the retail therapy, as any good friend would, combing the racks for couture that might ease Aprils aching heart. She tried on exquisite numbers flounced blouses and narrow pencil skirts and bought an unseemly number of black dresses. There was a bandeau mini, in black stretch material so tight it outlined the jut of her narrow hips, and a flapper dress, with black tassels that swayed when she strutted across the dressing room. She asked my opinion on every item, and though I steered her away from several pieces (gold sequined shorts), I did not have the heart to make her put every outrageous purchase back. Nothing makes a girl feel better than a closet full of beautiful things. In truth, my own closet also expands during romanticly lean months. I spend more time with my girlfriends during these stretches, brunching and gossiping and shopping time that would otherwise be spent with a beau. Without a man in my life and with few promising options, the wardrobe possibilities seem limitless. Suddenly, Retail therapy SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS ArtisHENDERSON email@example.com Every man knows that every woman has a special dress she puts on when she wants to show him what he cant have...every dress I try on could be worn to a fancy dinner, ever flirty skirt would be perfect for a date. Of course, in the real world of relationships, those sorts of dinners are few and far between; those kinds of dates are rare. In my relationships, jeans and T-shirts predominate. All those exquisite clothes purchased during romantic dry months hang limply in the back of my closet, languishing in relationship exile. The fun of post break-up shopping rarely relates to the clothes we buy. The appeal is in the opportunity to picture ourselves in a different setting, to envision a future in which we always look fabulous. But when I shared the details of Aprils shopping spree with my current love, the Captain, he just laughed. You know what shes doing, right? he said. I shook my head. Shes looking for a Look what youre missing outfit. The kind you wear when an ex is around. I scowled. Surely our shopping adventures could not be reduced to a pathetic attempt to make an ex-boyfriend jealous. Werent we embarking on a nobler quest? The Captain continued. Every man knows that every woman has a special dress she puts on when she wants to show him what he cant have. I held up a hand. The Captain stopped. I wondered if it could be possible, not only what he said about the dresses women own, but also that men have divined our maneuvers. True, I have my own collection of little black dresses, all with short hems and plunging necklines, and, also true, I like to wear them on occasions when past and potential loves might have the opportunity for an eyeful. Come to think of it, I had worn one of those dresses on my very first date with the Captain, complete with snakeskin heels. It was the kind of outfit that said Ill break Contact Artis >>Send your dating tips, questions, and disasters to: firstname.lastname@example.org to thought I had b e now I realize he had s e a ll a l ong. r n t o w oul d e in h ose s o se u ri ng l y in ng i n p ost o the n t h e in a u re in l s of r rent You said o ure w ear p ping to a -b o y r ki ng man e cia l t s to p tain post t h e men ha ve d iv in e d o ur m a n e uv e r s True, I h ave m y ow n co ll ec ti on of littl e b la c k dresses, all with sh or t he ms an d p l un g in g neckline s, and also true, I lik e t o wear t h em on o cc as io ns wh en p ast an d p otential loves might have the opportunity for an e y e f ul. Com e t o think o f it I had wo rn o n e of th ose d resses on my very first date with th e e Ca p tain, com pl ete wi th s na k es k in heels. It was the kind of outfit tha t sa id I ll b re ak C o n t a >> S end your dating ti p disasters to: sand yd ays @f
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 27-JUNE 2, 2010 C3 SALECLOSING FOR THE SUMMER SALE 239-768-9981 www.MallieMontgomeryBoutique.com6420 Plantation Park Ct. #100 Fort Myers (Mallie Montgomery Plaza / on Daniels Pkwy. between Metro & Plantation) EVERYTHING STOREWIDE40%-75% OFF ALL SALES ARE FINAL TRINA TURK, LAUREN MOSHI, ALICE & TRIXIE, HUDSON JEANS, YELLOWBOX, ELLA MOSS, SPLENDID, JUICY COUTURE & MANY MORE 1300 3rd St. S. #202 239 435-00041300 3rd St. S. #202239 435-0004 Saturday 7:30 11:30 a.m Third Street South Farmers MarketFruits, vegetables, baked goods, cheeses, fresh sh, food, owers, plants, herbs, soaps, and much more can all be found.Music lls the air. Located behind in the Neapolitan parking lot between Third Street South and Gordon Drive. SUMMER READING Never Tell Our Business to Strangers: A MemoirJennifer Mascia had a wild childhood. When she was 5 years old, her father was arrested by the FBI. By the time she was 28, both of her parents her criminal dad and his protective wife, her loyal mother had succumbed to vicious, fatal bouts of cancer. All that happens in between the familys crisscrossing the country; their ferocious fights and bitter, latent secrets; their ultimately unbreakable bond is what makes Ms. Mascias memoir, Never Tell Our Business to Strangers, a humane, moving monument to the life and death of a most unusual family. Chronicling the turbulent life she lived, unknowingly, on the lam, the author speaks raw truth to experiences that others with less nerve might not have the courage to relive, much less retell. Her father, whose arrests for murder and drug dealing injected equal parts fear and thrill into their transient lives, remains a beyond-allodds beloved antihero, a tragic, romantic character whose love for his family, though tested by deception and division, is ever present in Ms. Mascias life. Though his choices right and wrong forever alter the course of the lives of those he holds most dear, his love for his family is what sustains them, and their story. Drawing on her experience as a professional journalist and news assistant at The New York Times, Ms. Mascia untangles the intricate knots of her familys shadowy history with both frankness and what must be sheer willpower. Her tale, though often unwieldy and at times disconnected, is revealing, a portrait of and confrontation with the vilest of truths with clarity, grace and a daughters forgiveness. REVIEWED BY KATHERINE BURNS OLSONSpecial to Florida Weekly By Jennifer Mascia (Random House, $26)
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 27-JUNE 2, 2010 more than 40 times in 20-plus countries I have met the kindest, most interesting people and had not one bad experience. Couchsurfing has more than 1.5 million members in almost any country imaginable. Participants help you while expecting nothing in return except for the opportunity to meet someone new from a different culture. Through a couchsurfing post I meet Kim, who tells me she wants to go to South America. Its an easy sell for me and three months later we fly into Panama City. After couchsurfing for a few days with a man named Roger, we find a sailboat going to Colombia sailing through the San Blas islands. We stop at the indigenous Kuna villages on various islands where we enjoy fresh lobster for a dollar. We land in Turbo, Colombia and start one of many bus rides down the length of South America, stopping in Medellin, Bogota, Cali, and Pasto. All the cities we visit in Colombia are surrounded by the Andes and the people are friendly and dispel the popular notion of a crime-ridden drug culture. The guerillas and pan-military which are not part of the government arent visible on our trip, and were told they have been pushed out to the far off jungle areas. In Bogota we spend Christmas with our couchsurfing hosts family then head to Cali for a big Salsa festival. Next, in the city of Pasto, we celebrate the annual Blanco y Negro festival with big parades. Everyone paints their faces black one day and white the next day to celebrate the end of slavery. We spray each other with foam and throw flour at each other lots of fun. We stop at the most beautiful church I have ever seen called Las Lajas Sanctuary on the border before entering Ecuador. In Puno we visit local people who live on floating islands made out of thick grass. Stepping on the island is kind of like a waterbed. The people on the island all wear very bright clothes. Next we entered Copacabana, Bolivia, then leave for Isla del Sol or Island of the Sun, which was breathtaking, with snowcapped mountains in the distance and an amazing 360degree view on top of the island. We arrive in La Paz, the highest capital city in the world with an elevation of 12,087 feet. It takes time to get used to the thin air and you get winded walking up the street. From there I take a half-hour plane ride from cold La Paz to a place hotter than Southwest Florida, Rurrenabaque, in the Bolivian Amazon jungle. I go on a Pampas tour where I grab hold of a wild 7-foot Anaconda that we find after an hour of looking and petting 8-foot wild crocodiles and monkeys. I swim with pink dolphins and go piranha fishing. After a treacherous 18-our bus ride, we head for Oruro, where the locals celebrate the second biggest carnival in South America aside from Rio de Janerios. This is the Diablo festival where the parades and festival lasts for days and goes all night with lots of water balloons and more foam thrown at each other. In Tupiza, Bolivia we start a four-day jeep tour of the salt flats. The landscape is varied, beginning with amazing canyons, then desert and many multi-colored lagoons where hundreds of pink flamingos live. During our last night there, we arrive at the biggest salt flats in the world and stay in a hostel where the walls, floor and furniture are all made of salt. The next morning we get up early and see the most amazing sunrise over the flats. We return to Tupiza where we go horseback riding for five hours for around $20. We next make our way to Argentina, with many stops in Salta, and Mendoza, where Kim and I part ways as she decides to head back home to family. I continue down Bariloche, El Bolson, El Calafate and El Chalten where I ice-climb and trek on the glaciers. I take note of how fast the glacier is melting and wonder if this hundred-thousand year-old piece of ice will be here in another 50 years. I head to Chile to climb Torres del Pine and from there back to Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, the southernmost city in the world where I meet some penguins and great people. After that, I take a flight to Buenos Aires where I couchsurf with two tango/belly dance instructors. They give me tango lessons in their studio and I head out to the tango clubs to try out what Ive learned. I arrived in Cuzco after the plane trip and a bus ride through Cochabamba and La Paz. There are two ways to get to Machu Picchu by train or bus. I take the bus because of the price. It nearly costs me my life. Along the road, there is flooding and rockslides. We have to get out and walk over some areas, grabbing and throwing rocks off the road for the van to pass. Our group of about 10 walks across one of the slides when 3to 4foot rocks start falling down the mountain headed right for us. I yell to warn the others, running forward with my 35-pound backpack. The last girl in the group, who was from Holland, stops in the middle of the path after one of the guides tells her to look up, fearing that if she keeps going shell be hit. She stops running just as a boulder rolls right in front of her and another tumbles behind her. Next, we pile into an open cart designed for cargo, not passengers over the canyon and river beneath us. After about four to five more hours of walking we arrive at Aguas Caliente where we visit Machu Picchu. After getting back to Cuzco I take my last bus in South America to Lima where after four-month journey I fly back to Florida. When I can, I offer my couch to intrepid explorers curious about the strange ways in which we live in Southwest Florida. JOURNEYFrom page 1 Young girl with her kitten on the floating islands of Lake Titicaca, Peru Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
WEEK OF MAY 27-JUNE 2, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C5 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com Parade at Carnival in Oruro, Bolivia Las Lajas Sanctuary, Colombia Sunset sailing from Panama to Colombia Carnival in Oruro, Bolivia >> What: In the know Journey Through South America by Kurt Williams Photographer >> When: Friday, June 18, from 6 to 9 p.m. >> Where: Sweet Art Gallery, 2054 Trade Center Way, Naples >> Cost: Free >> Information: 597-2110 in the know
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 27-JUNE 2, 2010 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO 10 Southwest Florida Locations Whos Got Time To Cook?WE DO! To Find Your Neighboorhood Location! www.ribcity.com This weeks theater Tea-A-Ria Presented by Freds Diner June 6, 13 and 20. Enjoy a lighthearted comedy with s era cocktails and Italian entrees. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. The Emperors New ClothesAt Broadway Palm Childrens Theatre through May 30. 278-4422. boom At Theatre Conspiracy May 28-June 12. $22 or $10 for students. May 28 is Pay what you will night. 936-3239. Ring of Fire At Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre through June 5. 278-4422. Murder on the Scottish Line On the Murder Mystery Dinner Train at 6:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. www.semgulf.com or 275-8487. This weeks symphony Star Spangled SpectacularBy the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra at 8 p.m. May 27-29 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900. 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. Thursday, May 27 Artist Event The Art League of Bonita Springs hosts Art Walk at the Promenade at Bonita Bay from 4-7 p.m. Enjoy exhibitions and musical entertainment. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org 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. 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 28 Beauty Event Nancy Joseph Makeup Studio hosts Makeup Madness from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at 4949 Tamiami Trail N, Ste. 102. Experience styling sessions with makeup artists and skin professionals and enjoy cocktails, appetizers, door prizes and music. $20, reservations required. 643-5477. Premier Party Bell Tower Shops and Bistro 41 host a premier party for Sex & the City 2 from 5-11 p.m. $41 provides unlimited Cosmos, champagne, live music, hot DJs and a ticket to the show in a private theater. RSVP: 466-4141. Weekend Concerts Gulf Coast Town Center offers its free Weekend Concert Series in Market Plaza from 8-0 p.m. Tonight: Classic hits by the Kappo Kings. 267-0783 or gulfcoasttowncenter.com. Saturday, May 29 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 30 R&B Tunes The chart-topping Sweet Philly band from the s, The Stylistics, perform at the Seminole Casino Immokalee at 8 p.m. $25. 800218-0007 or www.SeminoleImmokaleeCasino.com. Water Ski Show A free water ski show by the Southern Extreme Water-Ski Team starts at 4 p.m. every Sunday at Miromar Outlets near the Restaurant Piazza. Monday, May 31 Holiday Concert A Memorial Day 2010 Concert is performed from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Cambier Park band shell in Naples. 404-7481. Love Trivia? The Pub at Mercato has Trivia Night every Monday at 7:30 p.m. 594-9400. Tuesday, June 1 Team Trivia Boston Beer Garden Team Trivia is played at 9 p.m. every Tuesday at 2396 Immokalee Rd. 596-2337. Wednesday, June 2 Pirate Night Join The English Pub every Wednesday for Pirate Night and Hermit Crab Races as well as live entertainment at 6:30 p.m. 775-3727 or www.naplesenglishpub.com. History Tours Walking tours of the Naples Historical District start at 10 a.m. at 137 12th Ave. South. Requested donations are $15 adults, $5 children. Reservations are required: 261-8164. COURTESY PHOTOThe Naples Philharmonic Orchestra performs Star Spangled Spectacular at 8 p.m. May 27-29 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 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. on May 29.
WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOWEEK OF MAY 27-JUNE 2, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 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 Village Nights The Village on Venetian Bay hosts Village Nights from 6-9 p.m. June 3. Enjoy live entertainment, waterfront dining and shopping. www.venetianvillage.com. Uncommon Evening The Uncommon Friends Foundation presents An Uncommon Evening starting at 5 p.m. June 3 at Harborside Event Center. The program includes annual scholarship awards, teacher awards and others. $60 or table of eight for $500. 337-9505. Live Music The Mercato First Friday Concert is set for 6-10 p.m. June 4. 403-2204. Pet Expo The Lee County Pet Expo is set for 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 5 at the Lee Civic Center. www.angels-creations.net or 691-4764. Organ Music A Festival of Great Organ Music starts at 3 p.m. June 6 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900. Music Fest The Acoustic Music Society of Southwest Florida hosts Pickin in Paradise from 2-5 p.m. June 6 at the Bonita Springs Elks Lodge, 3231 Coconut Road, Estero. 248-8906 or www.palmgrass.com. Footloose At Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre June 10-Aug. 7. 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com. I Love My Wife At Theatrezone June 10-13. 1-888-966-3352. 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. Musical Performance Higher and Higher, celebrating the Legacy of Ray Charles, Motown and beyond, starring Ellis Hall and The Truth, starts at 8 p.m. June 12 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Multi-instrumentalist virtuoso and vocalist Ellis Hall has performed and recorded with a host of musical luminaries, including his mentor, Ray Charles. 597-1900. Spring Concert The SW Florida Gay & Lesbian Chorus presents a spring concert, Why We Sing, at 7:30 p.m. June 12 and 4 p.m. June 13 at Cultural Park Theatre, 528 Cultural Park Blvd., Cape Coral. $15 adults, $10 students. 6912532, email@example.com or www. gaychorus.com. GoldenFest Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida hosts GoldenFest, a block party-style event celebrating golden retrievers, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. June 19 at Ruffin It Doggie Day Care in Bonita Springs. www.grrswf.org or 369-0415. Send calendar listings to events@ floridaweekly.com.COURTESY PHOTO A Festival of Great Organ Music starts at 3 p.m. June 6 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. COURTESY PHOTOGolden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida hosts GoldenFest, a block party-style event celebrating golden retrievers, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. June 19 at Ruffin It Doggie Day Care in Bonita Springs.
C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 27-JUNE 2, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS COMMENTARY NancySTETSON firstname.lastname@example.org TICKETS Naples Ballet, Inc. presentsAURORAS WEDDINGfrom e Sleeping Beautyat e Sugden Community eatre701 5th Avenue South Naples, FL PERFORMANCES $20 / $15 Reserved SeatingTo purchase, call (239) 732-1000 or visit www.NaplesBallet.org Friday, May 21 7PMSaturday, May 22 3PMSaturday, May 22 6PM e Naples Ballet, Inc. is a non-prot ballet company providing dancers of all ages with performance opportunities that meet expert standards of artistic development within the Naples community. www.VerginaRestaurant.com3COURSE DINNER SPECIAL$ VVER INAG CHOICE OF SALAD, ENTRE, DESSERT AND GLASS OF BERINGER. O ered 4-7pm With increasing regularity and great sadness my friends and I find ourselves bemoaning the current state of affairs when it comes to the written word. The world, it seems, is becoming much more visual, and increasingly less literate. Daily newspapers, which, in addition to providing news, also used to provide intelligent analysis and complex stories that examined an issue/situation/ person in depth, are now rarely doing so. They seem to prefer what they call quick hits, or, what I call hit-andrun journalism, stories that are over before theyve barely begun. Some stories seem to possess all the depth of speed dating. Just the facts, maam. One paper I looked at recently had a lot of quick profiles: name, town, age, profession, brief quote, maybe a second brief quote. That doesnt strike me as journalism as it is just filling in the blanks. Many newspapers, fearing the Internets stealing their readers, try to make their paper more like the Web: extremely short stories, lots of bulleted items, big colorful graphics, a minimum of words. But the Internets already doing what theyre attempting to do, and doing it much better. I mean, if youre looking for shallowness and brevity, you cant beat the Internet. And those who truly love words, who value complexity and depth in short, your ideal newspaper reader well, theyre turned off by the increasingly anorexic articles. They wonder where the real journalism went. So in addition to not gaining younger readers typically those who prefer to get their information from the Web theyre also turning off their core readers those who want their articles to have some substance. A couple of things happened recently to make me think about this whole subject anew. First, I was asked by a college to be an outside evaluator of its senior projects. No, Im not going to mention the name of the institution, nor the department, town or state. With each project, I perused the students bibliography to see what work theyd read while doing research. I was completely stunned by one students bibliography. All of her research had been done online. She had not read one book or one magazine article. She hadnt even physically opened a book. She simply surfed the Net. And to make matters worse, all her research of people was done entirely on Wikipedia! Wikipedia! And this was for her senior project. I was incredulous. Yes, the Internet can be extremely helpful for those trying to find old newspaper or magazine articles. But it didnt appear that this student had even done that. Her research must have taken her all of one Saturday afternoon, if that. I was dumbfounded a senior college student would think it acceptable to do all of her research on the Internet and not even physically pick up one book and read it. The senior advisor I spoke with said that theyd noticed a growing problem and were going to set specific guidelines for future graduating classes: everyone would have to read a certain number of books for their research. Second, in the course of one day, I found two incredible spelling errors on the Internet. I know that doesnt sound like a lot. Believe me, there have been days when Ive found many more mistakes. (And, I hasten to add, I myself am not the worlds best speller. As with all of us, things get past me, unfortunately.) But for some reason, these two errors just really hit me. The first was someone using the term per se, in a paragraph. They spelled it per say. The second was someone using the term cest la vie. But what they wrote was that suchand-such had a certain say la vee attitude. (I told a writer friend of mine about these, and she was horrified, yet joked that she wanted to get buttons made that said, Just say La vee.) Third, I just read Nicholas Carrs cover story in the July/August issue of The Atlantic magazine: Is Google Making Us Stoopid? (sic) In the beginning, he talks about how the Web is changing the way he thinks and reads: My mind isnt going so far as I can tell but its changing. Im not thinking the way I used to think. I can feel it most strongly when Im reading. Immersing myself in a book or lengthy article used to be easy. My mind would get caught up in the narratives or turns of the argument, and Id spend hours strolling through long stretches of prose. Thats rarely the case anymore. Now my concentration often starts to drift after two or three pages. I get fidgety, lose the thread, and begin looking for something else to do. I feel as if Im always dragging my wayward brain back to the text. The deep reading that used to come naturally has become a struggle. And a few paragraphs later, he says, what the Net seems to be doing is chipping away at my capacity for concentration and contemplation. My mind now expects to take in information the way the Net distributes it: in a swiftly moving stream of particles. Many of his friends and acquaintances literary types, most of them, are discovering the same thing, Carr writes. He quotes Scott Karp, who blogs about online media, who says hes completely stopped reading books (even though he was a lit major in college), and blogger Bruce Friedman, who says hes almost totally lost the ability to read and absorb a longish article on the web or in print. Pretty scary stuff. Deep reading takes time, effort, contemplation. It takes perseverance not the grit-your-teeth kind, but the kind of inner desire to stick with something because you know doing so will take you deeper, will ultimately prove to be rewarding. But our instant-access, skim the surface, multi-tasking society doesnt encourage that. What kind of world will we become if people continually choose speed over reflection, shallowness over depth? I think of Ray Bradburys novel Fahrenheit 451, about a completely visual society in which books are illegal, because they make people think and question and feel. Though written 55 years ago, the book seems eerily prophetic. I think Ill go back and read it again. As for Carrs cover story in The Atlantic its an intriguing piece of writing, which raises many questions. Yes, it makes you think. But I dont know how many people will read it. Its six pages long. An alliterate society? Just say la vee (sic)My mind now expects to take in information the way the Net distributes it: in a swiftly moving stream of particles.
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 27-JUNE 2, 2010 C9 Community Foundation of Collier County making plans for transition in leadership GIVING The Childrens Museum of Naples, Cmon, has received a $10,000 grant from the Community Trust Fund of The League Club. The award will enable Cmon to purchase 450 books for its family resource library and volunteer resource center. Books will include: 200 childrens books for use in Baby and Me classes, school programs, camps, story times and after-school programs. 100 parent resource books, such as What to Expect the First Year and Last Child in the Woods, which will be used in parenting education classes. 100 books on world cultures, which will be used to develop exhibitions for the museums World Caf and in school programs and summer camps. 50 books on working with children with disabilities, which will be used in volunteer training, parenting education classes and teacher in-services. Books will be purchased in both English and Spanish. Cmon is scheduled to open in 2011 in the North Collier Regional Park. To learn more, visit www.cmon.org. The board of directors of the Community Foundation of Collier County has announced that Mary George plans to step down as president and CEO of the foundation by the end of the year. The board expresses its strong appreciation for Mrs. Georges 15 years of service and regretfully supports her personal decision. Mrs. George started in 1995 as the foundations first program officer. Under her leadership over the past seven years as president, the foundations assets have grown to $60 million, and more than $40 million in grants have been made to the local community and beyond. This decision is part of a bigger, personal plan for me, Mrs. George said. I am at a time in my life that I can step back, take an inventory of my skills and try something new, maybe equally as challenging. Dolly Roberts, chairman of the foundation board, said, Mary should feel a sense of accomplishment that the organization has reached a new level in leadership, that our board is strong and active, and our programs are relevant in the community. Marys seven years as CEO positioned the foundation as the hub of community philanthropy in Collier County. Mrs. Roberts added that the transition in leadership will offer the board an opportunity to focus on the organizations strategic direction of assessing community philanthropic needs, educating the public about them and focusing grants and initiatives to meet those needs. The board has appointed a Succession Planning Committee that will meet throughout the summer, working with Mrs. George and others to create a smooth transition. $10,000 grant from The League Club enables Cmon to buy 450 booksCOURTESY PHOTOLighthouse of Collier Inc. will hold its first summer camp for children who are blind or visually impaired this July. The camp is made possible with proceeds from 34th Annual Great Dock Canoe Race, of which Lighthouse of Collier was the beneficiary. Shown in the photo above are Lighthouse of Collier board members Bill Mercer and Art and Sue Bookbinder. For information about the summer camp for students in grades one through 12, call 430-3934 or visit www. lighthouseofcollier.org. fifth avenue southThe Inn on Fifth.authenticallynaples. distinctivelydowntown.699 fifth avenue south naples, florida 34102 888.403.8778 innonfifth.comstaycenteredAnd luxuriate in an inviting and welcoming boutique hotel in the heart of Downtown Naples. With 87 elegantly appointed rooms & suites, an intimate spa, inspired dining at Trulucks, lively McCabes Irish Pub, and just steps from everywhere you want to be. Florida resident rates start as low as $109*in the summer.*Some restrictions apply. PUZZLE ANSWERS
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 27-JUNE 2, 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 HEALTH SCARE By Linda ThistleSponsored By: Moderate Challenging Expert Puzzle Difficulty this week: GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Shyness might keep you from asking for more information on a potentially important matter. But your curiosity grows stronger by midweek and gives you the impetus for data-gathering. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Taking on too many tasks may not be the wise thing to do at this time. You might overspend both your physical and emotional energy reserves, and have to miss out on some upcoming events. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Try to keep your spending at an affordable level. Splurging now especially on credit could create a problem if your finances are too low for you to take advantage of a possible opportunity. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) You might not approve of a colleagues behavior during much of the week. But dont play the judgmental Virgo card here. As always, check the facts before you assume the worst. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Coping with an old issue that has suddenly re-emerged could take a big toll on your emotional energies. Decide whether you really want to pursue the possibilities here. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) For all your skill in keeping your secrets safe, you could be unwittingly letting one slip out by the way youre behaving in that new relationship. Are congratulations soon to be in order? SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Good old-fashioned horse sense could help you get around those who unknowingly or deliberately put obstacles in your way. Ignore the confusion and follow your own lead. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A puzzling attitude change in a colleague from friendly to chilly might stem from a long-hidden resentment suddenly bubbling up. An open and honest talk should resolve the problem. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) This week, many evergenerous Aquarians might find themselves feeling an acquisitive urge. If so, indulge it. Youve earned the right to treat yourself to wonderful things. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Expect to get a lot of advice on how to go about implementing your plans. But once youve sorted it all out, youll probably find that, once again, your way will be the best way. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Still operating under a full head of self-esteem makes you want to tackle a matter you had shied away from. OK. But be sure to arm yourself with facts before you make a move. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) That smart move you recently made caught the attention of a lot of people, including some with financial deals to offer. Use your Taurean wariness to check them out thoroughly. BORN THIS WEEK: You enjoy the quiet times of your life, but when youre in the mood, you can throw a party everyone will want to go to.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 27-JUNE 2, 2010 C11 UPSCALE RESALE Furniture & More When a franchise hits the creative bankruptcy of Shrek the Third, there shouldnt be a fourth movie. The story has been exhausted, and theres no new direction for the characters. So what did the creators of Shrek Forever After do? They took the story sideways to an alternate reality. This is almost almost as bad as doing a prequel. Thankfully, Forever After is charming and humorous enough to warrant our attention, even if the 3-D visuals fail to impress. Shrek (voice of Mike Myers) is bored. The jolly green ogre begins director Mike Mitchells film as a consummate family man, with his life a dull repetition of changing diapers, dinner parties and noise, lots of noise. And its driving him crazy. All he wants is to be a true ogre again to be feared by others, take a mud bath in peace and be left alone. Enter Rumpelstiltskin (voice of Walt Dohrn), a con man magician who dreams of great power. He makes a deal with Shrek: He allows Shrek to be a real ogre again for a day, in exchange for one day from Shreks past that will no longer exist. Cleverly, Rumpel chooses the day Shrek was born, meaning Shrek will now cease to exist at the end of his 24 hours of ogre freedom. This also means Shrek didnt save Fiona (voice of Cameron Diaz) from her isolated tower, which has allowed Rumpel to rule Far, Far Away. In true fairy tale form, writers Josh Klausner and Darren Lemke have allowed for true loves kiss to save Shrek from the spell. The problem is now hes never met Fiona, and he needs to quickly get reacquainted with Donkey (voice of Eddie Murphy) and an overweight Puss in Boots (voice of Antonio Banderas). By the fourth film some actors would merely go through the motions, but Mr. Murphy and Mr. Banderas are especially good at keeping the laughs coming consistently. In contrast, Mr. Myers and Ms. Diaz are stuck covering the same territory they have in the three prior movies, and theres just not much room for them to maneuver. As for the visual quality, seeing the film in 3-D did nothing to enhance the viewing experience. Sure, things pop out and its fun, but its likely just as enjoyable and much less headache inducing (not to mention cheaper) to see it in standard 2-D format.Shrek Forever After has redeemed some of the franchises good vibes, but its also instantly forgettable. So go, enjoy, listen to your kids laugh. It may be fleeting, but its better than nothing. 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 Shrek Forever AfterIs it worth $15 (3-D)? No Is it worth $10? Yes >> In his work as the head of story for the lm, Walt Dohrn read the part of Rumpelstiltskin (and other characters) opposite the actors during recording sessions. The plan was always to get a big-name actor to do Rumpels voice, but Mr. Dohrn was so effective the producers deemed him absolutely irreplaceable and allowed him to do the voice for the lm. Did you know? danHUDAK www.hudakonhollywood.com Robin Hood (Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Oscar Isaac) A legend is born as archer Robin Longstride (Crowe) defends the widowed Marian (Blanchett) and her village of Nottingham from the tyrannical King John (Isaac). There are also storylines involving Robins childhood, betrayals, love, etc., but this tedious bore of a movie is more about 12th century politics than it is a hero fighting for the everyman. Rated PG-13.A Nightmare On Elm Street (Jackie Earle Haley, Kyle Gallner, Rooney Mara) Horror icon Freddy Krueger (Jackie Earle Haley) returns to Elm Street to murder teenagers in their sleep, which also kills them in real life. Its an uninspired and lame attempt to restart the franchise, as the story lacks coherence and Mr. Haley takes the role way too seriously. Rated R.The Back-Up Plan (Jennifer Lopez, Alex OLoughlin, Michaela Watkins) When an aging single woman (Lopez) meets Mr. Right (OLoughlin) on the day shes artificially inseminated, their relationship follows an unusual trajectory. The movie deserves credit for taking an original approach to a romantic comedy, but even a nice performance from Ms. Lopez doesnt make the movie funny enough to fulfill its promise. Rated PG-13. CAPSULES REVIEWED BY DAN HUDAKwww.hudakonhollywood.com ............
C12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 27-JUNE 2, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY FIRST SEATING 4:00PM5:30PM Entrees Under $20 Choose from 13! AUTHENTIC ITALIAN CUISINE HAPPY HOUR 4-6PM BAR ONLY LIVE MUSIC 5-9PM The Village on Venetian Bay ~ Naples MIRAMARE RISTORANTE Waterfront Dining OPEN FOR LUNCH WITH SPECIALS FROM $12.10Florida 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 email@example.com 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. EVAN WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLY BY OSVALDO PADILLA ____________________opadilla@ oridaweekly.comTyler Worden, a student at Island Coast High School, has been named one of the regional finalists for the Doodle 4 Google competition. This year more than 33,000 submissions were received from across America, and out of this pool of entries Google selected 40 top doodles as finalists. From the considerable number of applicants, Mr. Worden has been chosen as the grades seven to nine winner for region 4, which consists of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. He received a trip to New York City for an event on May 26, a T-shirt printed with his doodle and his work will be featured in a national exhibit at the Smithsonian museum. Anyone who has used the search engine Google knows the sites homepage logo changes for special holidays and events. Google calls these logos doodles, and for the past three years it has been hosting a competition that invites students to redesign the Google logo according to a specific theme. This years theme is If I Could Do Anything, I Would The winning students school gets $25,000 for a new computer lab and he or she wins a $15,000 scholarship and the chance to have his or her design on the Google. com homepage for a day for millions of people to see. Regional finalists entries can be viewed by visiting the popular search engine. A panel of judges will select four national finalists. One entry from this select group will be named the national winner and will be displayed on the Google homepage for 24 hours. Local student places in nationwide Google competitionGOOGLE / COURTESY PHOTOS A sketch by finalist Tyler Worden.Competing doodles Julia Proctor Tessa Marquard Burrell
WEEK OF MAY 27-JUNE 2, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C13 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com 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 Daily WINNERBEST IN WOMENS CLOTHING6 YEARS IN A ROW 2004 TO 2009On the Plaza 3rd Street South Venetian Village Park Shore Bonita Bay PromenadeDaily 10-6 Open Memorial Day Weekend Sunday & Monday 11-5 SUNDAY JUNE 27, 2010 This evening to remember will showcase an elegant six-course wine and dining experience prepared by Darren McGrady, former Senior Chef at Buckingham Palace and Princess Dianas personal chef, along with the Hilton Naples and Shulas Steakhouse culinary team. Two courses will be prepared live by Chef McGrady and each course will be presented with a wine pairing chosen by Shulas sommelier.Throughout the evening, Chef Darren McGrady will dish about experiences as a royal chef. He will be joined by dress owner Suzanne King, who will discuss how Princess Dianas dresses are being used to continue her legacy, and Richard Dalton, who will share his insights from being Princess Dianas hairdresser for 10 years.*$150 PER PERSON *$225 VIP SEATING AT CELEBRITY TABLES AND FRONT ROW SEATING FOR COOKING DEMONSTRATION.RSVP: 591-2709 BY FRIDAY JUNE 25, 2010Suzanne King Richard Dalton Chef Darren McGrady SPONSORS: PRESENTED BY: PROCEEDS: Benefits Bosom Buddies, NCH Mammogram Fund and The von Liebig Youth Scholarship Program. Marianna FogginLuxury Property SpecialistHOSTED BY: Pasquale EvangelistaVice President, InvestmentsYOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED www.dianadresses.comFLORIDA WRITERS Connie May Fowlers novel of empowermentReaders of acclaimed, best-selling author Connie May Fowler will be thoroughly satisfied with her latest novel. The protagonist, Clarissa Burden, meets June 21, 2006, with frustration and trepidation. On the longest and hottest day of the year, she is trapped in a loveless marriage in what was once her dream house in Floridas panhandle. Not only does her husband demean her by neglect, withering remarks and compulsive attention to his transparent business of making artistic renderings of naked young women, but also Clarissa demeans herself. Childless in her mid-30s, Clarissa is suffering writers block after some early successes as a novelist. Her barrenness on various levels marks this highly perceptive and imaginative woman as, paradoxically, convention-bound. Dependent on the opinions and actions of others, she yearns for the independence that requires risk-taking. That is, she needs to learn how to fly. The 24 hours of Clarissas transition are narrated in a style that is exquisitely detailed, at once realistic, fantastic, and ultimately fabulous in all the various meanings of the word. The creatures who share Clarissas space in the natural world seem responsive to her moods and actions. Her guardedness and fearfulness are reflected in the warnings of Ovarian shadow women. The fauna and the shadow women serve as choric voices, aspects of Clarissas own submerged wisdom-sounding alarms. Clarissas imagination or is it some other force? puts her in touch with a one-armed compromised angel named Larry Dibble, a carnival of dwarfs, a ghost fly and a magic tree. Her old house is haunted by the ghosts of a long dead and selfassured Spanish woman, her black husband (a free man when Florida was under Spanish rule), and their young child. Clarissas encounters, whether actual or imaginative projections, challenge her as they guide her toward self-realization and selfassertion. Purchasing, without her husbands approval, a customized classic 1970 Chevy El Camino SS sport truck seems to be a major step along Clarissas pathway to recovery and independence. Yet it is more a matter of letting herself get talked into it by a shrewd salesman than of seeking out such a token of rebellious style. Nevertheless, the truck, replacing the exhausted pile of motorized trash that her husband refuses to maintain, gives Clarissa fledgling wings. A quasi-romantic dalliance with a confident, attractive young man to whom Clarissa had been a writing mentor fuels her flight from doormat to determined butterfly. Her outfit, selected with great anguish, approaches the bravado and dash of the El Camino. Adams provides Clarissa with the kind of admiration that she needs. He forces her to see that she must take risks, and he assures her that she has it within her to do so. Clarissas fascination with the carnival dwarf who is shot out of a cannon adds to the constellation of images dealing with flight and risk. How Clarissa Burden Learned to Fly is itself a high risk, soaring achievement. Florida native Connie May Fowler challenges readers with a most original voice and manner. Her prose glitters, her imagination sparkles, and her mix of psychological and spiritual truth, of realism and fantasy, takes readers up and away. The concluding crescendo of violence is an artistic risk as well, but it pays off. Independence must be won. Empowerment must be seized. Learn more about this daring writer at www.conniemayfowler.com. How Clarissa Burden Learned to Fly By Connie May Fowler (Grand Central Publishing. $23.99)REVIEWED BY PHILIP K. JASON___________________________Special to Florida WeeklyFOWLER
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC14 WEEK OF MAY 27-JUNE 2, 2010 The Fairy Tale Continues....See Dianas beautiful gowns and dresses 2 dresses never shown in the U.S. Last U.S. exhibition for many of the gowns! Amazing collection of Diana and Royals memorabilia.Exhibition open daily with timed entries at 10 am, 12:30 pm and 3 pm. (Tuesdays at 12:30 pm, 3 pm and 5:30 pm) Tickets: $12 non-members, $10 members and pre-arranged groups. $5 children 9 and underGet tickets at the door, at naplesart.org and by calling 239-262-6517.Princess Diana: Dresses of Inspiration Through June 27 OPEN MEMORIAL DAY!Photo Terence Donovan / Camera Press / Retna, Ltd. USA Heres some of whats coming up at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. For tickets and more information, call 5971900 or visit www.thephil.org.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 that includes Armed Forces Salute, a rousing Sousa march, John Williams Summon the Heroes (the 1996 Olympics theme) and the Overture. Tickets are $45 for adults and $27 for students. Areas finest organists will play the CasavantThe best organists in Southwest Florida will perform a wide range of music on the 3,604-pipe Casavant organ at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 6. The Festival of Great Organ Music features the members of the Southwest Florida Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, including the following musicians from local churches:James Cochran, Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church and the Philharmonic Center for the Arts; Brice Gerlach, First Presbyterian Church, Naples; Becky Weese, Naples United Church of Christ; James Lorenz, St. Lukes Episcopal Church, Fort Myers; James Crawford Wiley, Bob Jones University; Claire Marie Faasse, New Hope Presbyterian Church, Fort Myers; John Fenstermaker, Trinity-bythe-Cove Episcopal Church, Naples; Joyce Finlay, Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Naples; Richard Crofts, Moorings Presbyterian Church, Naples; Jonathan Birner, Grace Lutheran Church, Naples; Mary Mozelle, Covenant Presbyterian Church, Fort Myers.Selections will include classic organ works from all periods of music history, including Bachs Toccata in F major, Lemmens Fanfare, Festival Toccata by Percy Fletcher, Widors Allegro vivace from the Fifth Symphony and Allegro moderato from Mendelssohns First Sonata, as well as a duet or two. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students. Higher and Higher celebrates Ray CharlesMulti-instrumentalist virtuoso and vocalist Ellis Hall has performed and recorded with a host of musical luminaries, including his mentor Ray Charles. Since Mr. Charles death, Mr. Ellis has committed himself to making sure the music, life and legacy of the pioneering R&B star live on. Ellis Hall and The Truth bring their acclaimed Higher and Higher: Celebrating the Legacy of Ray Charles show to the Phil at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 12. Tickets are $39. Blood, Sweat & Tears to performBlood, Sweat & Tears, one of the greatest horn bands in the history of popular music, will perform at the Philharmonic Center in Naples on Saturday, June 19 at 8 p.m. A musical institution, Blood, Sweat & Tears has left an indelible mark on the American music scene since 1968, fusing rock, blues, pop and jazz to create its own dynamic hybrid known as rock jazz. With such hits as Spinning Wheel and Youve Made Me So Very Happy, as well as new arrangements of classic songs, the band continues to play to soldout audiences around the world. Tickets are $49. Jim Witter tribute to Simon and GarfunkelJim Witter, who wowed Naples audiences with his Elton John/Billy Joel show in The Piano Men, returns to the Philharmonic Center to pay tribute to Simon and Garfunkel on Saturday, July 10 at 8 p.m. in a program titled Feelin Groovy a musical journey through the s featuring the music of Simon and Garfunkel. The music of Simon and Garfunkel comes alive in this rousing concert that will take you back to the days of flower power, peace signs, VW buses and Mrs. Robinson. Selections will include The Sounds of Silence, Scarborough Fair, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Homeward Bound, The Boxer and many others. Tickets to Feelin Groovy are $39. Three Dog Night returns to The PhilThree Dog Night, the most popular American band of the 1970s, returns to the Philharmonic Center on Saturday, July 31 at 8 p.m. The legendary Three Dog Night had 21 consecutive top 40 singles, including three No. 1s. The groups hits include Joy to the World, One, Mama Told Me (Not to Come), Shambala, Black and White and many others. Three Dog Nights music continues to wind through the fabric of pop culture today on radio, in films, on television commercials. This legendary band featuring founding members and lead vocalists Danny Hutton and Cory Wells will appear for one night only at the Phil.Tickets are $60. COMING UP AT THE PHIL Three Dog Night Jim Witter
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 27-JUNE 2, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C15 Discover Naples best kept secret on the bay... The Club At Naples Bay Resort Fitness Membership Summer Membership now available 530-5100 For Reserva ons Call 239-403-3020Now Flights from Naples Municipal AirportIN 41 MINUTES BOOK NOW! $135 ppONE WAY Friday-MondayDeparts Naples 9 am Departs Key West 10:15 amTom Wallace (Wally), Billy Sharpe (Alvin) and Jen Shubert (Cleo) in the lead roles. Band member characters are Matt Castle (Stanley) playing piano; TC Dolgin (Harvey) playing bass; Todd Betz (Quenton) playing drums; and Mario Arnez (Norman) playing guitar. The show has five performances in the G&L Theatre, on the campus of The Community School of Naples, June 10 through 12 at 8 p.m. and June 12 and 13 at 2 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, call TheaterZone at (888) 9663352 or order online at www.theatrezone-florida.com. WIFEFrom page 1The Naples Players Youth Theatre will conduct KidzAct Summer Theatre Camps beginning this June for children, from toddlers to teens, at the Sugden Community Theatre, 701 Fifth Ave. South. In addition, the talented KidzAct performers will participate in The Naples Players big summer musical Annie, plus presenting two of their own fullystaged productions: Disneys 101 Dalmatians and Cats. Each Summer Theatre Camp is a two-week showcase class, set according to age group, in which kids learn the basics of acting, dancing and singing, and then perform in a showcase for family and friends. No auditions are required, and registrations are accepted up to two weeks prior to the start of class. Summer Theatre Camps are held Monday through Friday mornings and run consecutively; the first Camp session begins on June 14, for which registration ends on June 11. For session dates, course fees, and to enroll, call 434-7340, ext. 10, or go to www.naplesplayers. org. Scholarships are available for all classes; application deadline is June 7. In addition, kids can enjoy a morning of theater and an afternoon of art, when attending ArtsCool at the Von Liebig Art Center. Kids bring their own brown bag for a supervised lunch and are escorted to the Art Center for supervised activities. The KidzAct summer productions this year include the live stage version of Disneys The 101 Dalmatians featuring kids ages 8 to 14, and the magical Broadway musical Cats, in a main stage production that combines the KidzAct teens and youth. In a special joint main stage production, KidzAct youth are joining Naples Players adults in a lavish production of Annie. The Naples Players ETC Readers Theatre is accepting entries in the seventh annual An Evening of New Plays contest through June 15. Playwrights must reside in Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Glades or Hendry counties. Entries must run 10-30 minutes and have no more than seven characters. Any genre except musical is eligible. The play must be original work, not an adaptation, and not previously published or produced, though it may have been work-shopped or presented as a staged reading in a location outside Southwest Florida. Each finalist will receive a commemorative award and a $100 royalty fee at An Evening of New Plays and two tickets to the staged public readings in the Tobye Studio this fall. For more information, call 263-7998 or visit www.naplesplayers.org. KidzAct is going to the dogs (and cats)Polish your script for New Plays contest Photography club offers free services to nonprofitsDPI-SIG, the digital photography and imaging club of Naples, offering photography services free of charge to non-profit organizations in and around Naples. The club has more than 100 members who are amateur and professional photographers of every skill level and special interest. Nonprofit organizations with a special event or need for a photographer can e-mail dpi-npphoto@ naples.net with a description of the event and contact information. The club meets from 7-9 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month at Edison State College-Collier Campus. The next meetings are June 10 and July 8. CLUB NEWS SUMMER WINE SERIES Theater camps begin June 14
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Call 262-6517 or visit naplesart.org to register or for more information. The Art League, Marco Islands Center for the Arts, announced the establishment of a business sponsored gallery wall. A group of Marco Island businesses have joined together as PALs Patrons of the Art League program to help shore up the finances of the Art League. Georgie Doll, owner of the popular Georgies and the Shoe Resort in Town Center, challenged other businesswomen and men to join with her to adopt the one remaining PALs gallery wall. Other sponsors include Sandy Elliott, owner/CEO of Interiors, Interiors, Interiors Inc.; Keith Klipstein, Realtor, Keller Williams Realty; and Kristi Williams, branch manager and assistant vice president Marco Island M&I Bank. A plaque on their gallery wall will read, Marco Island Business Supports the Art League. Nancy Carrington, interim board president, commended each of these businesses for recognizing that the Art League is a valuable economic asset on Marco Island. Most local businesses appreciate the vital role the arts play in our local economy and quality of life, said Ms. Elliot, an Art League board member and wall sponsor. PALs is a Project Rescue program designed to help save the Art League. For more information on how you or your business can support the Art League, contact Linda Henell at 3944221. 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. Adult art classes at von Liebig this summerProject Rescue has business sponsors for final gallery wallHazels Closet outfits luncheon fashion show
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C18 WEEK OF MAY 27-JUNE 2, 2010 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 Volleyball pros prepared to hit the beachJoin the EVP Pros along with regional amateur teams for the third annual Naples tour from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 29, on Vanderbilt Beach. It will be a full day of exciting competitive beach volleyball starting with a welcome party at The Lighthouse, 9180 Gulf Shore Drive, and ending with a party at Capri Pizza Sports Lounge, 11140 Tamiami Trail N. Admission is free, and parking is available in the parking garage at Vanderbilt Beach. Food and drinks will be available from the Cabana Dan concession on the beach and from The Turtle Club at the Vanderbilt Beach Resort. For more information, call 252-4267 or visit www.evptour.com.Get prepared for Boy Scouts fishing derbyThe Boy Scouts of America is holding a Family Fishing Derby from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 5, at the Naples Pier. Boy Scouts and their families are welcome to enter the derby. Registration is $7 per family. Fishermen need to bring their own rod and bait. Several prizes awarded, from prettiest fish to biggest fish. For more information, call 352-6611 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Fitness Challenge Triathlon set for June 6The 24th annual Fitness Challenge Triathlon begins at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, June 6, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. The challenge consists of a 3.1-mile run, a 15K bike rise and a quarter-mile swim in the Gulf of Mexico. Registration is open until midnight Thursday, May 27. Cost is $75 for individuals and $140 for teams. All finishers receive medals during the awards ceremony and pancake breakfast after the race. For more information, call (877) 2284881 or visit www.active.com. SPORTS SHORTS For more information on memberships, please contact MARC FREIBURG | PREMIER CLUB 7760 Golden Gate Parkway | Naples, FL 34105 | 239.659.3714 Championship golf at Naples Grande Golf Club, an 18-hole, Rees Jones designed course. Chic dining and exciting entertainment at Naples Grande Beach Resort, The Waldorf Astoria Collection. Relaxing and invigorating spa therapy at the world-renowned Golden Door Spa (located at Naples Grande). Professional instruction and play by Peter Burwash International pros at the Naples Grande Tennis Center. Beachfront dining with breathtaking views at Edgewater Beach Hotel.You Only Need One Club.With The Premier Club of Naples... For a limited time, Premier Club is offering a trial membership. This offer includes exclusive use of: OPEN MEMORIAL DAY Mon-Fri 11am-9:30pm Sat 4:30-9:30pm Sun-closedSt. Andrews Square 8793 Tamiami Trail East 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
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C20 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 27-JUNE 2, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 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 Hats are not as popular today as they were years ago, so there are fewer hat shops and fewer people making special hats fitted to a particular buyer. But in the 19th and early 20th centuries, milliners were found in every city and town. A hat was designed and created with the help of a milliners head. The milliner shaped, cut, pinned and fashioned the hat on the head. A life-size head made of soft wood or papier-mache was used. If you plan to buy an old milliners head, be sure to look for pinholes. There probably will be flaking or damaged paint, too. Early ones were painted, but by the 1850s some were made with printed eyes and mouths pasted in place. The hairstyle also helps date the head. An early one could cost $1,500, and a 20th-century example $500 or more, depending on condition. Ms. Kovel answers your questions: Q: I have a six-piece dresser set of Val St. Lamberts uranium glass from the 1890s. Since it has uranium in it, is it safe? A: Uranium glass was first made in the 1800s by adding uranium dioxide to melted glass. Most uranium glass contains only a small amount of uranium, although older glass may contain as much as 25 percent uranium. The amount of uranium in the glass will set off a Geiger counter, but it is not considered unsafe to use. Production of uranium glass ceased during World War II, when uranium was not available for nongovernmental use. Q: I have a toy pot-belly stove that my husband bought about 30 years ago. It is embossed Grey Iron Casting Co., Mt. Joy, Pa. The stove is about 13 inches high and has a piece to open the top and another to stir the ashes. I would love to know if its worth anything. A: Grey Iron Casting Co. is best-known as a manufacturer of cast-iron soldiers and other toys. The company was in business from the late 1800s until the mid-1900s. Grey Iron made toys, banks, hardware, tools and other iron products. It was sold in 1967, and the name was changed to Donsco Inc. in 1974. Your stove is worth about $100. Q: I have an armless rocking chair that was my great-grandmothers. She passed away more than 20 years ago, at 100 years old. The chair has a label on the bottom that reads Cochran Chair Company, Cochran, Indiana. Can you tell me anything about it? A: There is very little information about the Cochran Chair Co. It seems to have been in business from 1879 until 1983, but was no longer family-owned after the early 1970s. The label on your chair reads Cochran, Indiana, which means it was made before 1900. Cochran labels reading Aurora, Indiana, indicate the furniture was made after 1900. While your chair may have great sentimental value, it probably is worth less than $150. Q: I have a calendar clock that belonged to my great-grandfather. It has been handed down throughout the years to the youngest child in the family. The clock was patented March 18, 1879, by Southern Calendar Clock Co. of St. Louis. It has two dials, one with the numbers of the hours and one with the numbers of the days of the month. The word Fashion is written in gilt letters between the two dials. Can you tell me the approximate value of my antique clock? A: The Southern Calendar Clock Co. was founded in 1875 by three brothers, Henry Harrison, Lucius L. and Wallace W. Culver. The movements for the companys Fashion calendar clocks were made by the Seth Thomas Clock Co. of Thomaston, Conn., and the calendars were made by Randall Andrews. A clock like yours sold for $1,770 a few years ago. Q: We have a collection of World War I postcards from Germany and Holland. Are they worth anything? A: A postcard can sell for anywhere from 5 cents to several hundred dollars. The price is determined by the type of picture on the card, the artist or manufacturer, condition and rarity. Even the stamp or postmark can contribute to the value. Cards with pictures of street scenes with stores, advertising, people or special events are very collectible. You can go to a postcard show and see what cards like yours are selling for. Dealers may be interested in buying your cards but will pay you a lot less than the retail value. They have to make a profit. Tip: Do not wrap ceramics, wood, marble or other porous materials in old newspapers. The ink used for print eventually will stain the pieces. Newsprint is highacid paper and can discolor other materials, especially other paper, over time. Recycled paper usually is bad for storage, too, but some photocopy paper is acid-free and good for archival storage. Cardboard boxes, plastic boxes and many folders, scrapbooks and plastic sleeves can damage old paper items, including autographs, photographs and baseball cards. 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. Milliners head a rare collectableKOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING i n bu P d n g o terryKOVEL email@example.com This early-20th-century French papier-mache milliners head has original paint with some crazing. It sold in March at Garths Auctioneers in Delaware, Ohio, for $646.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 27-JUNE 2, 2010 A&E C21 Tee off with CBIA at VineyardsThe Collier Building Industry Association and Insurance and Risk Management Services are holding a golf tournament at the Vineyards Country Club on Friday, June. 4. Registration begins at noon, and the shotgun start is at 1 p.m. A scoreboard party and dinner will follow the competition. Cost is $125 per player and includes cart and green fees, two mulligans, 10 raffle tickets, one complimentary drink on the course and dinner following the tournament. For reservations or to sponsor a hole, call 436-6100 or visit www.cbia.net.PGA can help with charitable tournamentsThe PGA and golf tournaments go hand in hand. For local organizations that host tournaments to raise funds for charitable causes, the PGA Tour Superstore has a program that adds extras to entice more players to participate. This program is part of our overall philosophy of becoming involved in the community, says Doreen LaPierre of the PGA Tour Superstore in Naples. The store offers prizes and incentives including a $1,000 shopping spree for the winner of a hole-in-one contest and a $20 gift card and a 45-minute practice bay certificate for every tournament participant, along with driver or putter fittings, hole sponsor signage, discounts on in-store merchandise and/or gift card purchases and bulk pricing on items that can be used as player gifts. The store also organizes a silent auction to help raise funds for the event. For more information, call Ms. LaPierre at 384-6380.Bonita Bay adds to Golf BookBonita Bay has added 12 discounted rounds at its Cypress and Sabal golf courses to the 2010 Ultimate Experience Golf Book, which is sold by the ACE Group Classic. The book costs $130 and has 178 discounted rounds at 22 golf courses. It is available at the PGA TOUR SuperStore or by calling 593-3900 or visiting www.theACEGroupClassic.com. Bonita chamber announces inaugural tourneyThe Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce is planning its inaugural Hackers & Smackers tournament on Saturday, June 5, at Copperleaf Golf Club. The shotgun scramble will tee off at 8:30 a.m. Participation is open to the public for $80 per person. For more information or to register, call 992-2943 or visit www.BonitaSpringsChamber.com. GOLFING NEWS $1Off any purchase of $6.99 or moreSome restrictions apply. Not valid with any other offer. Must present coupon. No cash value. One coupon per customer per visit. Valid only at participating locations. Expires 6/30/10.Text CBAKE to 74700 to receive more special offers & promos!FT. MYERS, FL(Gulf Coast Town Center) 9924 Gulf Coast Main St. Fort Myers, FL 33913 (239) 466-8642NAPLES, FL(Coastland Center) 1860 Tamiami Trail N Naples, FL 34102 (239) 352-8642NORTH NAPLES, FL(Fountain Park) 7941 Airport-Pulling Rd Naples, FL 34109 (239) 596-8840
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 27-JUNE 2, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 $39*Introductory 1-Hour Massage Session Speakeasy Evening will benefit Naples Backyard HistoryNaples Backyard History is planning its first gala fundraiser, The Heritage Ball: A Speakeasy Evening, on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at the Port Royal Club. Contraband, gambling and the Charleston will be order of the night, all for a good cause. Lavern Norris Gaynor is the events honorary chair. Further details will be published as they become available. In the meantime, call 261-6664 if you just cant wait.Dine 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Naples Winter Wine Festival set for JanuaryWith a theme of Uncorking A New Decade, the 11th annual Naples Winter Wine Festival is set for Jan. 28-30, 2011. Bruce and Cynthia Sherman, trustees of the Naples Children & Education Foundation, are co-chairing the program of social and educational events for 600 guests. Founded by trustees of NCEF, the festival has raised $82.5 million 2001 for underprivileged and at-risk children. Proceeds have helped fund major projects including a pediatric dental center and an early learning center. The festival has been ranked among the most successful charity wine auctions in the nation for the past six years by Wine Spectator and among the top 10 arts and entertainment events by the Luxury Institute. Tickets are $7,500 per couple and $20,000 for reserved seating at the same vintner dinner for two couples. For a schedule of 2011 festivities and more information, call (888) 837-4919 or visit www.NaplesWineFestival.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 cochairs 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.Sea Salt evening will benefit missing, exploited 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 THESE DATES
C24 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 27-JUNE 2, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYWe 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. Peter Miles, Karen Lasker, Deborah Elliott, Godfrey Levy and Diane Koestner 2. Perla Chung, Ann Butts, Patty Drace, Jane Laustsen and Louie John 3. Beth and Greg Gilman with Terra 4. Bettye Chew and Jerry Grove 5. Erin Peachin and Carol Polk 6. Albert Abramovitz, Karen Lasker and Mary Treptow 1. Dave Shula and contest winner John Rossi 2. Adriano and Dawn Krause 3. Christopher Gore and Michelle Hancock 4. Jamie Admonius and Earl MorralMARLA OTTENSTEIN / FLORIDA WEEKLY CORI HIGGINS / FLORIDA WEEKLY Shulas 48-ounce Hall of Fame chow-down Woof & Wine for The Brody Project Animal-assisted therapy group gathers at Tonys Off Third2 2 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 5 6
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 27-JUNE 2, 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. Joe and Alexis Pearson, and Kendra Sutton 2. Rita Keltner, Carlos Salcedo, Sandra Weintraub, Stephanie Durham and Sharon Casey 3. Judith Yevick, Mike Hoffman, Amy Sedlacek, Kirsta Zivkovic and Rovert Zivkovic 4. Mike Burkee and Linda Holt 5. Michele Eddy and Laurie Harrelson 6. Angela Schvinski and Natalie Van Horn 7. Cindy Crocker, Steve Wilkie and Susan ScottMEGAN DANLEY / FLORIDA WEEKLY2 Dancing with the Stars for Make-A-Wish1 2 3 4 5 6 7
C26 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 27-JUNE 2, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Bha!Bha!A Persian Bistro (239) 594-5557 Here are some capsule summaries of previous restaurant reviews:David Wongs Pan Asian & Sushi, 25301 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 992-5600 From its subtle gold and maroon dining room to the knowledgeable and accommodating wait staff to the menu that affords diners a well-executed taste of several Asian cuisines, David Wongs is a satisfying choice for lunch or dinner. The Thai-style papaya salad with peanuts, long beans and chili lime dressing was a resplendent starter, along with a sampler platter of flavorful (not sweet) coconut shrimp, savory chicken satay and tender Vietnamese shrimp ravioli. The crispy duck was, indeed, crisp yet still moist within, served with sauted bok choy and three sauces. The ahi tuna two ways showcased the fish sushi style and as lightly seared fillets with stir-fried veggies and citrus sauce. Tempura cheesecake yes, thats fried cheesecake with vanilla ice cream was a decadent and delicious finale. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Freds Diner, 2700 Immokalee Road, Naples; 431-7928 The dining room here is a cheery, casual spot where diner classics and some more ambitious fare are served by an accommodating staff. The patio is for the dogs and their people. The diner is named for the owners beefy Chihuahua, Fred, and all canines are warmly welcomed to the dog-friendly patio. The food runs the gamut, including mile-high stuffed French toast, bada bing shrimp, pepper-crusted ahi tuna, chicken piccata and homemade chocolate cake. Prices are low to moderate, with specials just about every night and Yappy Hour from 5 to 7 p.m. daily, when people who accompany their dogs get discounts on their meals. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Noodle Saigon, 13500 Tamiami Trail North, Naples; 598-9400 This well-appointed but modest restaurant touts itself as the freshest and healthiest taste of Vietnam and I fully concur. The menu has lots of photos and descriptions, making ordering easy even for novices. For those who love pho thats not fiery hot, Noodle Saigon allows you to control the heat by adding the hot sauce yourself. Other noteworthy dishes include shrimp-filled summer rolls, a vegetarian salad (tastes far better than it sounds), pan-fried crepe and rice noodles with seafood. All were wonderful, but its the pho, a soup thats a meal in itself, that was the star of the meal. Those who live within a 5-mile radius of the restaurant can have the full menu delivered to their doors. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: The Pub, Mercato, 9118 Strada Place; 594-2748 At this lively gastro pub, servers in tartan kilts deliver well-prepared British fare in a room that appears to have been lifted whole out of the U.K. then plunked down in Naples. It offers a broad assortment of beers 25 on tap alone as well as a full bar that includes an impressive range of gins, bourbons, single-malt scotches and wine. The Scottish egg was a tasty concoction of hardboiled egg wrapped in sausage and breadcrumbs then fried. A spicy pub mustard completed the dish. An order of curry chips crisp fries with red and yellow curry sauces was plenty for two. The fish and chips (made with pollock) were excellent and the Youngs Double Chocolate Stout BBQ burger was large, juicy and delicious with bacon, cheddar and tangy-sweet barbecue sauce. For dessert, we shared a Tipsy Laird two slices of fried pound cake with fresh berries sauted in brandy and creamy English custard. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Tavern on the Bay, 489 Bayfront Place; 530-2225 Its a sports bar, but one that offers a more diverse selection of food and drink than one might expect in a place where people gather to cheer on their teams via satellite TV. Revel in wings, burgers, nachos and such if you want, but there are also wok dishes, salads and full-scale entrees, some even of a heart-healthy nature. Thai Bangkok wings were crisp, sweet and spicy, while an ahi tuna appetizer was lightly seared with a peppery-herbed exterior accompanied by pickled ginger, wasabi and soy vinaigrette. A mushroom Swiss burger was well executed, served with delicious house-made potato chips and a fried shrimp platter with fries was bountiful and tasty with the exception of some room temperature slaw. Service was above average throughout the meal, from the host to the server and expediters. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: PAST REPASTS Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor COURTESY PHOTOThe Pub at Mercato 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.OUR BIGGEST COMPLAINT:"we didn't know you were here" Open for Lunch 11:45AM3PM Happy hour 4-6.30PMTwilight dinner: 4.30-6.30PM $14.95 Late dinner: 9PMtill close $14.95 Wildside Cafe is located at Carillon Place Shopping Center at the corners of Airport and Pine Ridge road in the heart of Naples, Florida. JUNE 7THJoin us for a FREE meal! June 7th!Dine in Only. (239) 649-0559wildsidecafe.org5026 Airport Pulling Rd. N. Naples, FL 34105
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 27-JUNE 2, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 diningCALENDAR Thursday, May 27, 4:30-7 p.m., Ruths Chris Steak House: Its girls night out with a Sex and the City 2 party featuring $3 Prime Hour appetizers, $6 Carrie cosmos, Mr. Big martinis and glasses of wine, plus drawings for movie tickets and other items; Coconut Point, 23151 Village Shops Way, Estero; 948-8888.Thursday, May 27, 6-9 p.m., Tropic Arts: An open house featuring appetizers, wine, beer, tropical drinks and dog treats will benefit Collie Rescue; 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road; 5144550.Saturday, May 29, 7:30-11:30 a.m., Third Street South: The weekly farmers market features fruit, veggies, cheeses, desserts, breads, flowers and many more items along with music; parking area behind Tommy Bahamas between Third Street and Gordon Drive.Wednesday, June 2 and 8, 5 p.m.the wee hours, Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar: Its Girls Night Out, aka Sex and the City 2 night, starting at 5 p.m. with Skyy Vodka cosmos while checking out makeup, purses and shoes with experts from Saks and Waterside Shops; 6:30 p.m., limo rides to Silverspot Cinema accompanied by Lifestyle Fitness trainers to see the movie; 9:30 p.m., back to Flemings by limo for chocolate lava cake and chocolate martinis, a movie trivia game and prizes; $60, 8985 Tamiami Trail North; 598-2424. Reservations required.Wednesday, June 2, 5:30-7:30 p.m., ABC Fine Wine & Spirits: Meet fellow wine lovers, test your wine knowledge and find the perfect wine for the holiday weekend while enjoying hors doeuvres and conversation with wine experts as well as cigars, a souvenir wine glass and $5 off any purchase made that evening; $10, 6425 Naples Blvd.; 514-2316.Wednesday, June 2, 6:30-9 p.m., Norman Love Confections: Learn to make decadent molded milk chocolates; $95, 11380 Lindbergh Blvd., Fort Myers; 561-7215.Thursday, June 3, 5:30-8 p.m., Decanted Wines: This tasting focuses on value wines from the Italian regions of Chianti, Veneto, Umbria and Sicily; $10, 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 434-1814. Reservations required. Submit event listings to Cuisine@floridaweekly. com. karenFELDMAN email@example.com FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE In an effort to appeal to customers who no longer want a massive slab of steak, Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar has revamped its menu and approach to provide greater variety, smaller portion sizes and healthy options at accessible prices. At a recent tasting, chef/partner David Gossett introduced new beef dishes as well as some creative seafood offerings. The chain worked with two independent female chefs to create new beef dishes: a porcini rubbed filet mignon center cut with gorgonzola cream sauce and grilled asparagus spears ($35.95), developed in partnership with Los Angeles-based chef Jamie Gwen; and a peppercorn steak, a prime New York strip with cracked black and white peppercorns and the restaurants signature (and possibly addictive) F17 steak sauce ($38.95). The peppercorn steak was developed with chef Jeannie Pierola, a James Beard Award winner based in Tampa. New seafood dishes include Tillamook Bay Petrale sole with crab beignets and lemon butter sauce ($27.50) and salmon nicoise salad with roasted Yukon potatoes, French green beans, truffled deviled eggs, roasted sweet baby peppers and lemon-balsamic vinaigrette ($21.95). New appetizers include roasted mushroom ravioli with porcini butter sauce ($9.95) and lump crab Louis wraps ($9.95). I was impressed with the new dishes. The ravioli had intense mushroom flavor and the lemon butter sauce enlivened the delicate sole without overwhelming it. The crab beignets were a creative and crunchy addition. Both of the new beef dishes were excellent. The peppercorn steak had enough pepper to be noticeable but not fiery, and the porcini-rubbed filet was tender and richly flavored, pairing well with the gorgonzola cream sauce. For traditionalists, there are still beefy options such as bonein rib eyes and, on Sundays, prime ribs. Flemings is at 8985 Tamiami Trail North. Call 598-2424 or visit www.flemingssteakhouse.com. Ridgways rewards summer dinersIf our northern visitors knew the bargains they were missing during the summer, I suspect some might choose to stay all year. Take, for example, the two seasonal specials Tony Ridgway is offering at his eponymous Ridgway Bar & Grill. For starters, you can buy one entre and get another free every evening. Thursday through Sunday, theres also a $24 prix fixe menu available. Choose either a mixed field greens or classic Caesar salad to start, then one of five fullsized entrees sauted salmon, sliced hanging tender steak, Bell & Evans herbroasted chicken, fettuccine pomodoro or lump crab cakes and a carrot cupcake for dessert. Ridgway, at 1300 Third St. South, is open for lunch and dinner every day. Call 262-5500 for reservations or visit www. ridgwaybarandgrill.com.Sea Salt has hot-weather specialsHeres another great summer deal: a three-course prix fixe dinner at Sea Salt for $24.95, available 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Start with watermelon gazpacho, salad or crispy calamari, then choose rigatoni, Irish organic salmon, mahi mahi or chicken breast for an entre, and finish with homemade gelato or sorbet. Chef/owner Fabrizio Aielli is also offering some great summer bites priced at $7-$9. Available after 4 p.m. each day, they include jumbo lump Maryland style crab cake, waygu beef sliders, korobuta pork with udon plum sauce and green apple salad, grouper in crispy polenta crust and pizza on naan bread with fig, prosciutto and fontina cheese. Sea Salt is at 1186 Third St. South. Call 434-7258 or visit www.seasaltnaples.com. Angelinas offers seasonal treatsAngelinas offers a variety of cool specials as well as some new menu items. In the lounge, all appetizers are halfprice from 5 to 7:30 p.m. during Angelinas Daily Indulgence Therapy. Beer and selected cocktails are two for one. New appetizers offered in the lounge include rock shrimp hushpuppies, calamari French fries, Angelinas gyro, Tuscan beef crostini, mussels puttanesca, beef carpaccio and black grouper ceviche. The restaurant is also running a great summer special on wine: all bottles priced up to $175 are available at 50 percent off. And, as hurricane season commences on June 1, its a good time to pick up a copy of Recipes for Disaster, a booklet that includes a weeks worth of recipes from Angelinas Executive Chef Nick Costanzo, using canned and non-perishable items that can be prepared with minimal heat. There are also disaster preparedness checklists from the American Red Cross. The booklets, available at the restaurant, are $10, with proceeds benefitting the local chapter of the Red Cross. Angelinas is at 24041 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs. Call 390-3187.Naples Tomato cuts wine pricesWine lovers get double discounts at the restaurants Enomatic wine dispensers this summer. Prices on all wines in the Enomatic dispensers have been cut in half through Nov. 1. In addition, when you buy a wine card essentially a debit card or add to an existing one, youll get 50 percent more credit. For example, if you buy a $100 card, it will be worth $150 in purchases. Naples Tomato is at 14700 Tamiami Trail N. Call 598-9800 or visit www. naplestomato.com. Incidentally, when you sign up for the restaurants e-newsletter, The Vine, youll be alerted to lots of other specials offered throughout the year. Cafe Italia opens at Miromar OutletsCafe Italia has opened at Miromar Outlets in Estero, the second Naples establishment to add a branch there. The full-service Italian restaurant recently opened directly across from Naples Flatbread on the east side of the complex facing Ben Hill Griffin Parkway. Caf Italia has a full bar, including an extensive wine list. The restaurant is open 11 a.m.-midnight Sunday through Wednesday and 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Thursday through Saturday. The Naples location, at 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road, is open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 3 p.m.midnight daily. For more information and a complete menu, visit www.cafeitaliaofnaples.com or call 596-5600 in Naples or 498-4900 in Estero.Special at Naples FlatbreadBoth the Naples and Estero locations of Naples Flatbread offer something special every night besides flatbreads, pizzas, pastas, salads, wines and beer. Sundays and Mondays are date nights, with an appetizer or dessert, two entrees and a bottle of wine for $29.99 from 4 p.m. to close. On Tuesdays, buy a flatbread or pizza and get another of equal or lesser value free. On Wednesdays, wine and beer are half price all day and there are flatbread samples at the bar from 4 to 7 p.m. From 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays, its open mic night for local singers, musicians and poets. On Friday and Saturday night theres live entertainment. Naples Flatbread is at 6434 Naples Blvd., Naples, and Miromar Outlets, 10801 Corkscrew Road (on the east side facing Ben Hill Griffin Parkway), Estero. Call 687-3454 for the Naples location and 4953528 for the Estero location.Closings*We bid at least a temporary farewell to Chef Martin Murphy of the Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center in Bonita Springs, whos headed north for the summer. *Alexanders Restaurant closes for the summer on Sunday, May 30. Chef/owner Alexander Bernard says it will reopen in September. Flemings revamps menu to suit contemporary diners s o f an d d ge o ns g s ly T O KAREN FELDMAN/ FLORIDA WEEKLYFlemings chef/partner David Gossett discusses some of the restaurants new menu items at a recent tasting. Below: The new peppercorn steak is a prime New York strip encrusted with cracked white and black peppercorns.
www.CapeCoral.com Barbara M. WattBroker/Owner t Own er Sunbelt Realty, Inc. SunbeltRealtyInc Sunbelt Real ty Inc. c eltRealtyInc b b S S ty ty S R Sunbelt Realty, Inc. B ro k 1-866-657-2300 Call Toll Free a M. /O Wat t O Barbar a Bk www.C21Sunbelt.com www.C21Sunbelt.com NO TRANSACTION FEE/NO PROCESSING FEE NO TRANSACTION FEE/NO PROCESSING FEE PRE CONSTRUCTION MARCO ISLAND$1,999,700 To be completed Late 2008-Only 2 of 7 units left. 3+ den 3 1/2 bath On Canal w/ direct access no bridge 20% down. Ask for 802NA7052442. 1-866-657-2300 NEW CONSTRUCTION 7 UNIT CONDO$1,685,000 Pre construction Mariner's Palm Harbor. Will be 7 Units over Parking. South end of marco slip's available. Ask for 802NA7051982. 1-866-657-2300 MAGNIFICENT RESIDENCE$1,399,000 Pool and Putting Green. Welcome to The Naples Secret Garden, nestled in over 2 acres of Botanical Gardens, water feature, bocci ball court etc. Ask for 802NA9034055. 1-866-657-2300 NEW CONSTRUCTION 5 BEDROOM ESTATE$1,229,000 Guest House. Palatial Estate Two Pools 5 Total Garage Spaces 8 Total bedrooms Custom tile flooring throughout. Ask for 802NA9007703. 1-866-657-2300 TWO STORY QUAIL CREEK 5+ BED 5 BATH$864,900 3 Car Garage. Rare offering! BANK OWNED Quail Creek Courtyard home, oversized pool area with outdoor fireplace, guest cabana. Ask for 802NA10011327. 1-866-657-2300 HORSE LOVERS ESTATE$750,000 10 Acre estate w/5 bed 4 Bath. Large lanai w/in-ground heated pool. Pole barn, workshop, beautiful uplands property. Ask for 802NA9031803. 1-866-657-2300 CUSTOM POOL ESTATE HOME$602,000 Beautiful Custom Estate Pool Home built by Lundstrom Development Corp on 7th Fairway of championship golf course. Ask for 802NA10016438. 1-866-657-2300 LAKE AND GOLF VIEWS$527,500 Victoria Model Bank owned home located in Mustang Island in Lely Resort 3 Bedrooms plus Den pool home Ask for 802NA10016737. 1-866-657-2300 IMPERIAL RIVER LIVING$519,900 5 Bedroom home with 3 1/2 baths and 3 car garage pool and boat dock boat lift and access to the Gulf of Mexico Ask for 802NA9036763. 1-866-657-2300 BETTER THAN NEW BEAUTIFUL FLOOR PLAN$489,000 Expansive pool lanai area tile and wood flooring large workshop / storage fenced property horses & pets welcome. Ask for 802NA9026354. 1-866-657-2300 PRIVATE ESTATE HOME$449,900 Wonderful pool home on almost 3 acres. Pocket doors open to pool and built-in cabinets-this gem includes a 30K workshop Ask for 802NA10004909. 1-866-657-2300 STUNNING 4 BED 4 BATH POOL HOME$411,500 2 master suites, 20 X 42 foot pool with raised spa two covered lanai's and a covered BBQ area, all on 2.50 acres. Ask for 802NA10004740. 1-866-657-2300 OASIS IN PARADISE$349,900 This lovely home sits on beautifully manicured property of 4.78 acres that includes 2 ponds. Ask for 802NA10007916. 1-866-657-2300 CONTEMPORARY IN ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN$279,900 Builders former model with so many upgrades! beautiful home features an open floor plan decorator mirrors,crown molding Ask for 802NA10001761. 1-866-657-2300 BEAUTIFUL 3 BEDROOM 2 BATH$269,400 1 car garage The original owners of this well maintained condo have methodically and tastefully added upgrades to many of the areas, Ask for 802NA9026365. 1-866-657-2300 HEMINGWAY CABIN ON PRIVATE ISLAND$249,000 2 Bed 2 bath beautifully decorated cabin on 4.2 Acre Island in the Fishing Capital of Florida. Private Ferry to Island. Ask for 802NA8017808. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE CITY BEAUTIFUL HOME$246,000 Move In Condition. This 3 BR/2BA home with a 2 car garage is in move-in condition. Not a Foreclosure or Short Sale. The owner has updated Ask for 802NA9028326. 1-866-657-2300 THREE BED PLUS BONUS ROOM 2.5 BATH$239,999 Pool Home. Immaculate 3 plus den (18x13) or family room, 2.5 bathroom Pool and Spa Tub Home with caged enclosure and huge lanai Ask for 802NA10011887. 1-866-657-2300 FORMER BUILDER'S MODEL$229,000 Garage was originally built into an office by the builder, later converted to a family room Large kitchen, tile thruout Ask for 802NA10011406. 1-866-657-2300 2 BED + DEN/2 BATH/2 CAR GARAGE$199,000 Attached Villa. Pay to play golf club house with restaurant, tennis and pool and under $ 200,000. Short sale private banker. Ask for 802NA1001656. 1-866-657-2300 FIDDLERS CREEK NAPLES FLORIDA$169,900 Huge 3 bed/2 bath with one car garage. Super open kitchen, lots of room with over 2000 sq. ft. Ask for 802NA10013301. 1-866-657-2300 GULF ACCESS$149,999 This charming home is located in the boating community of Henderson Creek Park, which has direct access to the Gulf Ask for 802NA9024291. 1-866-657-2300 WINTER PARK BEAUTY$149,900 2 Bedroom / 2 Bath, fully renovated, tenant occupied, 4 miles to the beach, convenient to shopping. Such A Deal Ask for 802NA1000431. 1-866-657-2300 SECOND FLOOR CONDO 2 + DEN$147,900 Great condo 2 plus den priced to sell yesterday. Pool, tennis, BBQ, club house and low fees, will go fast. Ask for 802NA9029766. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES GREAT PRICE$119,000 Potential Short Sale, spacious 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, 2 car garage, tile throughout, vaulted ceilings.2,020 sq under air Ask for 802NA8046224. 1-866-657-2300 TRIPLEX 2 BED/1 1/2 BATH IN EACH UNIT$109,000 Bank owned. Income procuring property located within Golden Gate City. Close to school and shopping. Great investment. Ask for 802NA1001106. 1-866-657-2300 BEAUTIFUL HOME ON 1.14 ACRES$105,900 Golden Gate Estates. Bank owned property. 3 bedroom 2 bath 2 car garage situated on 1.14 acres. CBS construction, shingle roof. Ask for 802NA10010377. 1-866-657-2300 HIDDEN GEM NEAR DOWNTOWN NAPLES$105,000 Great location and convenient to the best Naples has to offer. This throughly up to date Villa has been remodled. Ask for 802NA10015454. 1-866-657-2300 TWO STORY HOME BEDROOMS UPSTAIRS$100,000 Bank Owned Property This spacious property is a 3 bed 2 1/2 bath 1 car garage townhouse located close to everything Ask for 802NA10012936. 1-866-657-2300 BANK OWNED PROPERTY WATER FRONT$95,000 Port Of The Islands Located on Orchid Cove. Second floor unit with water view and 1 car garage Ask for 802NA10015115. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES$89,000 Potential Short Sale, this lovely home has 3bed/2bath/2 car-garage on a mostly clear lot. Ceramic tile throughout, Ask for 802NA10012872. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES BUILT IN 2004$85,000 Bank owned 3 bed 2 bath property situated on 2.27 acres Ask for 802NA1001648. 1-866-657-2300 3 BED 2 BATH 2 CAR GARAGE$82,900 This is a potential short sale subject to lender approval. Beautiful lake front view to enjoy with your family.AS IS Ask for 802NA9042546. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES 3/2/1$82,500 On 2.03 Acres. A potential short sale subject to lenders approval. Private setting nestled on over 2 acres backing up to a canal Ask for 802NA10014570. 1-866-657-2300 SHORT SALE 4 BED 2 BATH$79,750 1 Car Garage. 4 bed 2 bath on 1.14 acres priced to sell yesterday needs some paint and carpet and a little TLC. Ask for 802NA10009867. 1-866-657-2300 GREAT BUY IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES$79,000 This cozy 3 bed 2 bath is a great opportunity for a first time home buyer or investor.Call and make an offer. Ask for 802NA9023648. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES$79,000 Bank owned property spacious 3 bedroom 2 bath home on luxurious 2.73 Acres Ask for 802NA10012248. 1-866-657-2300 GREAT INVESTMENT GATED COMMUNITY$58,000 Immaculate Condo close beaches, shopping, schools and I-75 Ask for 802NA10015384. 1-866-657-2300 MORORHEAD MANOR GREAT COMMUNITY$49,900 55+ Park, Resident owned land close to 5th Avenue!! Aprroximately 3 miles from Naples Beaches and 1.5 miles from Bayview Ask for 802NA10009131. 1-866-657-2300 BANK OWNED CONDO$39,900 Second floor condo with 1 bedroom plus den and 1 bath Stainless steel appliances, needs floor coverings. Ask for 802NA10013511. 1-866-657-2300
I started a default hotline for a consumer advocacy agency to share with people the available alternatives and also point out the deceptive practices that are being done by predatory organizations, says Anthony. e goal is to keep people updated on all the new laws and alternatives that are available to homeowners who are struggling to make their mortgage payments. So many people take this emotionally. ey dont understand how to get out of this. ey think that their lives are going to be ruined. ey think that theyre going to be evicted, says Anthony. While fearful emotions are running high, Anthony says another emotion is causing a bigger problem. He found that many people who just want out of a debt trap are willing to walk away from their properties. Some people intentionally wanted to default which became an ethical call from my position as the founder, says Anthony. Americans are realizing that a lot of the housing and mortgage lending practices were actually a ponzi scheme. People with lownancial literacy were targeted for a disproportionate amount of subprime loans. A lot of people are very angry at this so they no longer feel the moral obligation and theyre doing whats called an intentional default or a strategic default and theyre making it more of a business decision to walk away from their house, explains Anthony. But he says as more people strategically default the problem worsens for the economy. Walking away from your house contributes to the problem and thats a rob-Peter-to-pay-Paul type of mentality considering that there are three main elements. eres the bank, the people borrowing the money, and the people who actually put their money into mortgagebacked securities. Unfortunately, a majority of the people investing in mortgagebacked securities include pension funds for teachers and re ghters, retirement funds, and 401(k)s. So, its like were borrowing our own money but yet were not repaying ourselves. So a lot of peoples retirement savings have been greatly a ected, says Anthony. Anthony says theres a better solution than walking away. What I encourage, which I see is a huge solution, is utilizing a rule around a rule which is Section 702 of the  Helping Families Save eir Homes Act. You take [people] who want to abandon their house because they cant pay for it. You introduce a buyer (either rst-time homebuyer, FHA or VA theres tons of people who want to buy but they cant get into this market because its so di cult). ey take possession of these abandoned houses and they pay fair market rent to a third-party property manager (real estate agent or asset manager) and that money is now dedicated to the note holderthe person who actually lent the money, explains Anthony. More people are becoming interested in strategies like this one because they can help out all involved. Instead of having an abandoned property depreciate due to vandalism and lack of care, a tenant pays fair market rent until a short sale is completed. Now you have a new owner taking possession and care of the asset which holds up the community valuesaves people millions of dollars, says Anthony. e key to making the right decision about a short sale, foreclosure, or the need for a loan modi cation is education. Here are a few things to consider: If there is a second mortgage on the home, determine if it is a recourse loan. Recognize that walking away causes a bigger problem for everyone. Validate that it is a hardship and not just someone who is trying to modify a loan because the value of the home went down. Is that really fair? asks Anthony. Understand tax implications and what may be required if they have to le bankruptcy to extinguish a judgment from a foreclosure or from a second mortgage that was a recourse [loan]. Ultimately doing the short sale correctly shows settled and satis ed on all your mortgage trade lines. So if I do a short sale, I have to get my second to do a re-conveyance for a lesser payo (so you get a reduced payo ) and if you dont negotiate that properly you will have that judgment against you, says Anthony. ink about using Section 702 to bring in money while the short sale is being completed. Weigh your options carefully so a logical and practical decision can be made. For more information about Anthonys hotline, visit: defaulthotline.com. Copyright 2004 Realty Times. All Rights Reserved Upside Down? Consumer Default Mortgage Hotline May Have Solution www.LevitanMcQuaid.comwww.LevitanMcQuaid.com MAY 27-JUNE 2, 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. 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Each home has a view of one of the TWO 18 hole golf courses and the lots are close to, or more than an acre. This is a unique community offering excellent golf, tennis, tness and ne dining. Conveniently located to the airport, hospitals, shopping and the beach. As a homeowner, Quail Creek Country Club Membership is optional, but the convenience of Country Club Living is a lifestyle not to be missed! Quail Creek is member-owned and uniquely DEBT-FREE!Quail Creek!The Estates of Directions: From I-75, take Immokalee Road 1/2 mile east to Valewood Drive, turn left (North) and follow road to the Gatehouse. Tiffany McQuaid 239-287-6308 email@example.com Follow Me on Twitter.com/Tiffany McQuaid 4687 Pond Apple Drive S NOW $925,000 4+ Den, Features Galore! 4255 Pond Apple Drive S NOW $1,100,000 4 BR, Walls of Windows! View these listings and more at: www.TiffanyMcQuaid.com 13001 White Violet Drive $1,395,000 4+ Den, Renovated to Perfection! 4456 Pond Apple Drive N NOW $1,295,000 4+ Den, Move Right In & Enjoy! 13255 White Violet Drive NOW $1,197,000! 5+ Den, Knock Your Socks Off VIEW! 13102 Valewood Drive NOW $1,775,0004+ Den, Entertainers Dream! 12955 White Violet Drive $1,695,000 5+ Den, Perfect in Every Way! 13401 Rosewood Lane $2,900,000 $2,350,000 Knock your Socks off! 13324 Pond Apple Drive W. $1,449,950 4+ Den, New Construction! 13323 Pond Apple Drive E. $990,000 3+ Den, Palatial Home with View!4302 Pond Apple Drive N. $1,395,000 4+ Den, Resort-Style Lanai 13102 Bald Cypress Lane $1,150,000 4+ Den, One of a KIND LOCATION! 4788 Pond Apple Drive N $1,400,000 NEW LISTING! 4 BR, 5 BA, PRISTINE! 13033 Coco Plum Lane NOW $759,000 4 BR+ Den, Best Buy! 13024 Valewood Drive $1,164,000 3+ Den, Very Serene & Very Special! 4301 Snowberry Lane NOW $799,000! 3+ Den, OVER AN ACRE! 13501 Pond Apple Drive E$1,399,0004 BR, LOTS OF STYLE 4388 Silver Fox Drive NOW $1,035,0005 BR Spacious & LOADS of Charm! 4355 Silver Fox Drive $1,310,000 $849,000 POTENTIAL SHORT SALE UNDER CONTRACT!Quail Creek is a RARE-Find in Naples! 12824 Pond Apple Drive $1,575,000 New Listing! 4 BR, Walls of Windows! 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Quail Creek!The Estates of Directions: From I-75, take Immokalee Road 1/2 mile east to Valewood Drive, turn left (North) and follow road to the Gatehouse. 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UNDER CONTRACT! 13002 White Violet Drive $625,000 3 BR, Spectacular LOT! NEW LISTING! 4287 Silver Fox Drive $1,100,000 3+ Den and Guest Cabana! NEW LISTING! 12955 Pond Apple Drive E $1,275,000 NEW LISTING! 3+ Den, Water View! 13388 Rosewood Lane$1,292,0003+ Den, Estate Row! UNDER CONTRACT! UNDER CONTRACT! UNDER CONTRACT
Happy Memorial Day Quail West Quail West SOLD6241 Highcro Drive $2,795,000 ~ 4BR+Den 5,951 A/C Sq. Ft. 13710 Pondview Circle $2,795,000 ~ 4BR+Den 5,435 A/C Sq. Ft. SOLD4661 Idylwood Lane $1,375,000 ~ 3BR+Den 3,609 A/C Sq. Ft. 4549 Brynwood Drive $1,395,000 ~ 4BR+Den 4,335 A/C Sq. Ft. 6435 Highcro Drive $1,495,000 ~ 3BR+Den 4,074 A/C Sq. Ft. 28870 Cavell Terrace $2,995,000 ~ 5BR+Den 5,800 A/C Sq. Ft. 4300 Brynwood Drive $6,900,000 ~ 6BR+Den 11,160 A/C Sq. Ft. SOLD Under Contract Open Sun 1-4pm4172 Brynwood Drive $1,795,000 ~ 5BR+Den 5,601 A/D Sq. Ft. 6265 Highcro Drive $1,850,000 ~ 4BR+Den 4,850 A/C Sq. Ft. 28901 Cavell Terrace $1,895,000 ~ 4BR+Den 4,904 A/C Sq. Ft. 13770 Pondview Circle $1,995,000 ~ 5BR+Den 4,250 A/C Sq. Ft. SOLD5927 Burnham Road $1,495,000 ~ 5BR+Den 5,030 A/C Sq. Ft. 6524 Highcro Drive $1,595,000 ~ 3BR+Den 3,917 A/C Sq. Ft. 5000 Groveland Terrace $1,795,000 3BR+Den 5,854 A/C Sq. Ft. 4436 Brynwood Drive $1,795,000 ~ 3BR+Den 4,695 A/C Sq. Ft. 6357 Highcro Drive $1,995,000 ~ 3BR+Den 3,821 A/C Sq. Ft. 4484 Wayside Drive $2,375,000 ~ 4BR+Den 4,730 A/C Sq. Ft. 4484 Brynwood Drive $2,395,000 ~ 4BR+Den 6,213 A/C Sq. Ft. 4430 Wayside Drive $2,495,000 ~ 4BR+Den 4,730 A/C Sq. Ft. 28871 Cavell Terrace $2,795,000 ~ 4BR+Den 6,078 A/C Sq. Ft. 13621 Pondview Circle $9,950,000 ~ 6BR+Den 11,933 A/C Sq. Ft. SOLD SOLD Under Contract
Legacy Harbour239.461.0775 legacyharbour.comWest First Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901 LEGACYHARBOURARCADIA.BABCOCK RANCH. BOCA GRANDE. DOWNTOWN PUNTA GORDA. FORT MYERS BEACH. INN ON FIFTH. MARCO ISLAND. PINE ISLAND. RIALTO HARBOR. SANIBEL COTTAGES. SOUTH SEAS DISCOVER YOUR BACKYARD 12 VACATIONS YOU CAN HAVE IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD THIS SUMMERNow that the snowbirds are gone, its time to take back whats rightfully ours, Southwest Florida. So, get out there. Enjoy all the things that drive a couple million people each year to our sandy beaches, tropical landscape and incomparable wildlife. After all, you probably worked like a dog all tourist season and could use a little R & R. But Europe is a little too unstable this year and the airlines are charging extra for everything (want two pilots up front, thats an extra $50). So, stay put.Florida Weekly has compiled a handy guide to having a terrific STAY-cation: getaways not far from home that offer all the requisite components of a relaxing respite without the expense of jet travel, airport parking lots, roaming charges or rental cars. Enjoy! You deserve it.Why let the tourists have all the fun? >>S13 >>S15 >>S12 >>S14 >>S11 >>S10 >>S8 >>S6 >>S4 >>S2 >>S7 B B B B B B B B B B B B B B A A A A A A A A A A A A A B B B B B B B B B B B B B B C C C C C C C C C C C O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O C C C C C C C C C C C C C K K K K K K K K K K K R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R A A A A A A A A A A A A A A N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H S S S S S S S S S S S S A A A A A A A A A A A A A A N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L C C O T T T T A G E S S C C C C C C C C C C C C C C O O O O O O O O O O O O T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T A A A A A A A A A G G G G G G G G G G G G E E E E E E E E E E E E E E S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S > > > S7 I I I N N N N N N N N O O O O N N N N F F F F I I I I I F F F F F F T T T T H H H H F F O O R R T T M M M Y Y Y Y E E R R S S S S B B B B E E E E E A A A A C C C C C H H H > >S1 3 A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A > > S 1 4 P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P I I I I I I I I I I N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O H H H H H H H H H H H A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R > M A RCO I I S L L L L A A A A A N N N N N N D D D D D D E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E I I I I I I S S S L L A A A A A A A N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N D D D D D D D D D D D D S S S S O O O O U U T T T T T T T H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H S S S S S S S S S S S S S S E E E E E E E E E E E A A A A A A A A A A A A A A S S S S S S S S S S S S S Nowthatthe W hy let t h 1 > > S 8 D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T O O O O O O O O O O O O O O W W W W W W W W W W N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P U U U U U U U U U U U U U N N N N N N N N N N N N T T T T T T T T T T T T A A A A A A A A A G G G G O O O O R R R D D D A A A A A O C C G G E E B B B B B B B B B O O O O O O O O O C C C C C C C C C C A A A A A A A A G G G G G G G G G G R R R R R R R A A A A A A A A A N N N N N N N N N N D D D D D D E E E E E E E
Public Services DivisionParks & Recreation Plunge In The Fun! Sunny the Sun-N-Fun Lagoon Turtle is waiting on you! Take a ride on his lazy river or Hop into the kids-only pool. Visit him every day THIS SUMMER 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (5 and up) little ones (5 and under) www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYS2 WEEK OF MAY 26-JUNE 4, 2010 DISCOVER OLD FLORIDAA taste of natural FloridaThere are some among us and we wont name names who simply have lost the ability to relax. Unable to exist without constant multi-sensory stimulation, they clutch the television remote in one hand, the computer mouse in the other and somehow manage to text and talk on their cell phones all at the same time. This is not the way to achieve quality time with loved ones. So heres a radical idea: Go someplace where neither television nor computer is available, where the sole soundtrack consists of a capella choruses of birds and frogs and the visuals star stands of cypress trees draped in gently rustling Spanish moss shading vast swaths of swampland where alligators and other native fauna dwell. Imagine sitting comfortably on a spacious screened porch, sipping a cool drink and watching gators, birds, fish, raccoons and possums go about their business just a few yards away. Dig out those dusty old board games you used to enjoy and get everyone involved. Or gather the group and talk face to face. This enforced relaxation is whats in store for those who spend a night or more at the Cypress Lodge at Babcock Ranch. Once the home of Fred C. Babcock, the lodge sits in the heart of the 10,000acre Telegraph Cypress Swamp that straddles the line between Charlotte and Lee counties. The spacious lodge, which is currently undergoing renovation and should reopen in early June, can accommodate two to 14 people and is a prime place for a family reunion, gathering of friends, a corporate retreat or small meeting. Theres really not a lot to do here, says office manager Maria Pascucci, but its a beautiful place to relax. Theres a sense of peace and beauty and lots of wildlife. Theres a full kitchen for those who want to bring their own food and prepare it or, says Ms. Pascucci, the lodge can arrange to have a woman come in and cook a meal or two. Some people bring already prepared food so all they have to do is break it out and eat. Guests can lounge indoors or on the large screened porch that sits above the swamp, from which they can watch nature take its course. (Unescorted walks around the property are prohibited for safety reasons.) The lodge and swamp are all part of the 90,000plus-acre Crescent B Ranch, more commonly referred to as Babcock Ranch. It is a working ranch, with beef cattle, farming and mining operations, the sort of business that used to be common in these parts before Southwest Florida became popular as a vacation and retirement Mecca. The primary activity for vacationers in these parts is Babcock Wilderness Adventures, which offers 90-minute guided swamp buggy tours through Babcock Ranch and Telegraph Cypress Swamp. Well-informed guides explain the ecosystems and the animals that live there as the large buggies rumble through the lush landscape. Tours include up-close looks at alligators and rare Florida panthers. A museum on the grounds provides still more insight into the areas history, the ranch operations and even the set used in Just Cause, a movie starring Sean Connery, parts of which were shot on the property. But the main activity is chilling out, letting the natural worlds rhythms replace those pulsing from televisions and passing cars, and getting back in touch with family and friends. To arrange a stay at Cypress Lodge, call (941) 639-3958, ext. 2. The lodge can be reserved for $125 per room, with seven rooms available. Some have twin beds, some have doubles or a queen. Some have private baths, others share them. For reservations at Babcock Wilderness Adventures (8000 State Road 31, Punta Gorda), call (800) 637-4611. Tours are $19.95 plus tax for adults, $12.95 plus tax for children 3 to 12 years.CYPRESS LODGE AT BABCOCK RANCHBY KAREN FELDMAN ____________________cuisine@ oridaweekly.com COURTESY PHOTOSThe Cypress Lodge at Babcock Ranch sits in the heart of Telegraph Cypress Swamp.
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THE ISLANDS... A Vacation In Your Own Backyard Cabbage Key Useppa Island Cayo Costa State Park Dolphin & Wildlife Adventure Sunset Serenade Beach & Shelling Sailing Catamaran Private Custom ToursCAPTIVA CRUISES(239) 472-5300www.captivacruises.comExplore unique island destinations in your own back yard. Departing from Captiva Island and traveling the waters of Pine Island Sound, Captiva Cruises offers a fabulous selection of daily cruises as well as private charters and custom expeditions. Reservations are required. www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYS4 WEEK OF MAY 26-JUNE 4, 2010 DISCOVER CHARMYou already know all the best reasons to hang out on Sanibel Island: the seashells, the beautiful beaches, the fishing, the wildlife, the grouper sandwich at the Lazy Flamingo. But have you thought about what it would really be like to shut off your Crackberry for a weekend, wear nothing but a swimsuit and a pair of shorts, and squish your toes into wet sand absolutely any time you felt like it? If technology is a major component in your life, or that of someone with whom you like to vacation, consider stepping back in time with an Olde Florida-style cottage on Sanibel. Life is darned hectic, whether we mean for it to be or not. What if you walked into a quaint little beachfront cottage (sans your computer!), took off your watch, hid all the clocks, and centered life around your own sleeping pattern and a bunch of seashells you havent yet met? TiVo and gmail and Facebook will all there waiting, when the getaway is over. So why not let your surroundings encourage a slower, quieter way of life? Let the gentle surf be the only measure of time, and feel your heart rate coming down. Sit in a beach chair and watch the sunset sky turn from blue to pink to orange. Listen to night herons and frogs. Look up at a star-drenched sky unfettered by city light. Sip a Dark and Stormy. Let your whiskers grow. Sanibel Island has several classic places in which to indulge this particular fantasy, each of them older, smaller, charming and decidedly nonresort-like. The kind of places where a well-worn jigsaw puzzle box awaits you in the lobby and a shelf of DVDs reminds you that life did exist before HD and BluRay. Three properties spring to mind. The first is Gulf Breeze Cottages, near the entrance to the island. Tucked into the most secluded gulffront location on the beach, this quaint mom-and-pop property has discounted summer rates on cottages (efficiencies can run even less and some come with a gulf view). The friendly owners have developed a loyal following through their many years of ownership, but youll find availability in the off-season months. Gulf Breeze has no pool, but this serene stretch of Sanibel beach is so inviting youll never miss the pool. Throw a couple of chairs and a beach umbrella in your car and pack that paperback novel youve been meaning to get to, or a couple of magazines. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to simply sit on the sand, listen to the surf, read or watch the dolphins and try to stay awake. No reports required, no negotiating, no 30-minute lunch break, no oil change, no dry cleaning, no voicemail. Perfect. If you feel industrious, walk to the lighthouse and back. Then reward yourself with a cold beer or a shrimp cocktail. A good second choice is Shalimar, on West Gulf Drive. These adorable stand-alone cottages are on another pretty stretch of beach, and, like Gulf Breeze, each cottage has its own kitchen, but restaurants are not too far away. Choose a one-bedroom Gulf-front or Gulf-view cottage, or take your best friends with you and opt for a larger place. This property has a pool, for those times you can tear yourself away from the beach. You may think youre not a sheller . but theres a good chance that by the second day, youll be doing The Sanibel Stoop like everyone else. Tropical Winds is a third option, this one more remote than the other two, and farther up island. Off Sanibel-Captiva Road on the way to Blind Pass, Tropical Winds is far enough west that it enjoys spectacular sunsets. These small, attached cottages are cute as can be, with screened porches and Gulf views. A short stroll puts you right on the beach. This is Olde Florida at its best, so relax and enjoy stepping back in time. Captivas village is less than 10 minutes up the road, too, which could be a plus for some. To fully enjoy your Sanibel time machine, here are a few tips: Bring some groceries with you, or pop in to an island grocery and grab essentials. (Dont forget the dark rum, ginger beer and limes if you want to try a Dark and Stormy). A few gallons of water are a good thing to bring; Sanibels tap water is not tasty. Bring or buy some polarized sunglasses; $15 will dramatically change the way you see the gulf, and see the shells hiding in it. Pack your beach bag with good sunscreen, a hat, some wading shoes, and bring something to hold your inevitable beach finds: a mesh bag, a small pail or plastic bags. If you think youll grill, throw some charcoal in the trunk, and you might enjoy a cooler for the beach, along with your chairs and umbrellas. Whatever you do, dont overpack, especially when it comes to clothing. Sanibel is 100 percent casual, even if you go out to eat. For quick and easy dining, try Sanibel Island Pizza or fish tacos from Doc Fords (and pick up a book while youre there). Lunch at Hungry Heron is a good bet if you have kids. Happy hour at Traders for tasty appetizers at great prices; and find out when Danny Morgan is playing the pool bar at Thistle Lodge. The Sanibel Grill will be full of locals and has cold beer, great food and about a zillion TVs. The Lazy Flamingos two locations one near the causeway on Periwinkle, and one at Blind Pass both serve until the wee hours. Jerrys Grocery hides an affordable restaurant and Baileys Grocery has a lot of takeout options at lunchtime. Amys Over Easy, Sunset Grill and The Lighthouse Caf are popular breakfast spots. Call Billys Rentals to arrange for bikes if youre moved to pedal a bit. Theyll deliver and pick up. Or head to Tarpon Bay for kayak or canoe rentals. And dont worry, if you absolutely have to post pics on Facebook while youre out on Sanibel, its OK. We understand. It will be hard, after all, to resist making your friends jealous of your clever getaway. Gulf Breeze Cottages, 1081 Shell Basket Ln.; 472-1626Shalimar Resort, 2823 West Gulf Dr.; 472-1353Tropical Winds Cottages, 4819 Tradewinds, at Jamaica Dr., 472-1765 OLDE SANIBELVANDY MAJOR/ FLORIDA WEEKLYShalimar Resort.BY LIBBY MCMILLANSpecial to Florida Weekly Hidden getaways provide respite from technologyCOURTESY PHOTOGulf Breeze Cottages.COURTESY PHOTOSanibels famed lighthouse.
239-463-3257 www.MyParrotKey.comLocated at Salty Sams MarinaVoted Best Waterfront Restaurant2005 -2010 Eat at Parrot Key239-463-3043 www.SaltySams.com Catch the Big Game X Swashbuckling 90-min Themed Cruises Depart Daily X Souvenirs & Full Service Bar X Interactive Pirate Games, Dancing, & Face Painting X Dolphin Sightings X Secret Maps & Treasure FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!Reservations Required 239-765-7272 www.PiecesofEight.comArrive 30-40 min. prior to departure. Pirate Cruise Hand Tossed Pizzas Big Juicy Burgers Great Sandwiches AT THE AREAS LARGEST WATERFRONT SPORTS BAR Segway ToursBoat Rentals 239-463-7333 Segway Tours 239-765-7272www.SaltySams.com Center Console Rent a Boat or Segway Single or Double Kayaks Pontoon Boats Voted Best Sports Bar & Happy Hour Salty Sams Waterfront Adventures All Located at Salty Sams Marina www.SaltySams.com2500 Main Street, Ft. Myers Beach Turn East on Main Street from San Carlos Blvd. Located at the end of Main Street on the right. Lat. N 26.457 Lat. W 81.944 Summerlin Rd. Estero Blvd. San Carlos Blvd. Main St. Gulf Of MexicoCome by Land or SeaSee the dolphins, manatees & other amazing wildlife! Call ahead to reserve your adventure!
550 Port-O-Call Way | Naples, FL 34102 Call (239) 649-2275for reservations. Naples Bay Port Royal The Gulf of Mexico 50S, 60S, 70S CRUISEFeaturing Joe Marinos live piano show.Tuesday, June 1, 7-9pm BUY 1, GET 1 1/2 PRICE ON TUESDAY Dinners, Saturday Lunches, Sunday Hors doeuvres. Starting Saturday, June 5th. Valid on adult tickets. Based on availability. SUMMERSPECIAL SAVINGSSTAYCATION SPECIALS www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYS6 WEEK OF MAY 26-JUNE 4, 2010 DISCOVER ROMANCEAn almost-secret getaway off the Charlotte County coastNo one winds up on Boca Grande by accident. It takes effort to find your way to the lone bridge that connects this lush and low-key outpost to the rest of the world. Boca Grande lies mostly in Lee County, but the only bridge to it sits in northwestern Charlotte County, making for something of a drive. And thats how locals and visitors-in-the-know like it. The town is situated on Gasparilla Island, a seven-mile-long barrier island with nary a traffic light, high rise, billboard or fast-food chain. It does have a century-old lighthouse and Banyan Street, where the road is completely shaded by a massive canopy of 80-year-old banyan trees. The village itself offers a bounty of shops, art galleries and restaurants best enjoyed on foot, bicycle or golf cart. Its a relatively sleepy community, where gracious living is the standard, attracting those of means who desire some time in the sun without stepping into the limelight. Its long been a favorite getaway for industry scions, and has become the annual Christmas getaway locale for the Bush family. Pristine white beaches span the full length of the islands Gulf flank. Charlotte Harbor sits to the east. In between, mangrove-lined protected waterways wend through the island. One of the activities for which Boca Grande and its plentiful waters is best known is fishing, particularly for prized tarpon in the spring, although its also a great spot in which to angle for a host of other saltwater species. August through November is prime time to hook snapper, grouper, mackerel and kingfish. Charter fishing captains many of whom are the second or third generation to make their livings on the water are plentiful. You dont have to fish to enjoy the water. From Boca Grande, its a short but scenic trip to Cayo Costa, the mostly undeveloped island known for shelling, and Cabbage Key, a privately owned island with a small inn and large restaurant, said to be the inspiration for Jimmy Buffetts hit Cheeseburger in Paradise. Chances are good youll see some dolphin or manatees along the way. Get a close-up view of Boca Grandes flora and fauna by renting a kayak and paddling through the smaller waterways and bayous. The long beach is a prime attraction by day, but from May to October, its the season when endangered sea turtles head ashore to lay their eggs in the sand. People can watch the annual rite of summer but are not permitted to employ flashlights or camera flashes when doing so and its illegal to approach the turtles or interfere in any way. Instead, stand quietly and savor this rare opportunity from a respectful distance. By day, golf carts and bicycles are popular modes of transport and, thanks to the Florida Rails-toTrails program, theres a path leading from one end of the island to the other for just these conveyances on what was once a railroad track. For a look back at the islands history, visit the Port Boca Grande Lighthouse and Museum. The lighthouse, built in 1890, now holds history exhibits and a gift shop. The grandest structure in a community known for its affluence is the Gasparilla Inn, a grand dame listed on the National Register of Historic Place, which has received guests since 1913. Among those who have stayed in this quietly elegant spot are Henry Ford, the Rockfellers and the aforementioned Bushes. If you want to sample its many charms, which include a spa and Pete Dye-designed golf course, plan to visit before June 27, when it will close until late October for a facelift. Thats the exception to the rule, however, as virtually everything else is open all summer and prices are low. Beachfront house rentals can be had for as little as $700 as week during the islands Summer Sanctuary promotion, says Lynda Lancaster, executive director of the Boca Grande Area Chamber of Commerce. Though somewhat off the beaten path, Boca Grande has its share of great food, some of which can be found at the funky Temptation restaurant and at the more pub-like but equally welcoming Pink Elephant. If its nightlife youre after, this isnt the place, but for a laid-back getaway in the lap of luxury, Boca Grande delivers. BOCA GRANDEBY KAREN FELDMAN ____________________cuisine@ oridaweekly.comCOURTESY PHOTOSThis picturesque lighthouse sits at the entrance to Charlotte Harbor at the southern tip of Gasparilla Island.
www.LaniKaiIslandResort.com239-463-3111 1400 Estero Boulevard Fort Myers Beach, FL Not Valid Holiday Weekends. Valid May 1st Sept 30th Florida Resident Special Lani Kai Island ResortSUN-THUR $ 79 95FRI-SAT $ 90 00 FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 26-JUNE 4, 2010 S7 DISCOVER LUXURYCharming hotel offers nearby getawaySometimes the shortest drive can provide the greatest escape. This may well be the case with a weekend stay at The Inn on Fifth, an elegant boutique hotel on downtown Naples tony Fifth Avenue. Theres something thrilling about pulling up in front of a lovely inn, handing the valet your car keys, and knowing you wont really need the darn thing until you depart. The Inn on Fifth is so sublimely situated that guests can, indeed, walk to enough dining and entertainment options that theyll have a hard time choosing which to patronize. The inn is also loaded with on-site amenities, from spa to rooftop pool, so one might also opt to simply hide and luxuriate. Finding the inn is easy: Fifth Avenue lies where U.S. 41 in Naples makes its short jog to the east. The hotels gracious size only three stories high helps it blend in seamlessly with the galleries and restaurants that surround it. Youll find a parking garage behind the hotel, but valet services are complimentary. Staff recommends you not leave your car long-term in a marked parking spot on the street, out of concern youll get a ticket. The inns lobby is small yet elegant, the front desk staff efficient and adept at making dining recommendations. They go the extra mile on service. Summer room rates at the Inn on Fifth are deeply discounted and include free wi-fi, Italian marble baths with oversized showers, and iPod docking stations. The beds are luxurious, the kind you sink into and never want to leave. The property is comprised of several wings that wrap around its second-floor pool area. If you prefer to have a room overlooking the pool, or Fifth Avenue, be sure to say so at time of booking. Rooms on the back side of the hotel are extremely quiet but offer no view to speak of. There is a state-of-the art gym on-site, so if you like to counterbalance a nice meal with some calorie-burning, pack your workout clothes. No special clothes required, however, if its the spa that piques your interest. Pampering treatments have been designed for both men and women. Fellows will enjoy the Gentlemens Renewal Facial and a nice massage. Ladies might have a hard time choosing their method of relaxation. We like the sound of a Pinot Noir Vinotherapy Detoxing Wrap and the Chocolate Raspberry Brown Sugar Scrub. Yet who could resist a seaweed facial with hot stone foot reflexology, and a gentle hand massage? Really indulge with an in-room massage for one or both of you. The pool area is a great place to head at check-in with its large deck, abundant chaises and Jacuzzi. Drinks and snacks can be ordered while poolside, and are brought up from one of two restaurants on the property. The same goes for room service, which is available until 9 pm. Dining options are diverse at Inn on Fifth. Trulucks offers the freshest of seafood to patrons; its signature dish is stone crab claws in season. Monday nights are all you can eat fresh Maine Jonah crab claws. An appetizer of Brazilian pacu fish ribs with watermelon barbecue sauce show off Chef Henry Howards adventuresome spirit. Lobster bisque, tuna tartare, Icelandic char, Scottish salmon, rainbow trout... the menu is nirvana to seafood lovers. But beef aficionados will also find a tempting assortment of Niman Ranch cuts. One might take a glance and write off McCabes Irish Pub as a what were they thinking? curiosity next to such a nice hotel. But step inside for a drink and dont be surprised if you wander back out four hours later. McCabes is packed with locals, and while the service is extremely professional, the pubs entertainment is its main draw. Live music by a talented performer with diverse repertoire sets the mood in this boisterous establishment, where seats are at a premium on the weekends. The menu is a roundup of traditional bar appetizers, Irish entrees, pizza and pasta, and a full continental-style variety of steaks, seafood, burgers and more. Within walking distance of the hotel are a bevy of even more dining options: the sexy Caf Lurcat; Bistro 821; BICE; even Abbotts Frozen Custard. Several coffee shops are also nearby. Have the valet bring your car around, and in minutes, you can enjoy a repast at Bleu Provence and its Cave of 20,000 bottles of wine; or the supremely romantic Campiello, in the historic Naples Mercantile Building on Third Street South. Tommy Bahama is across the street and pulls a good crowd with its tropical environs. Of course, the Naples pier is hard to beat at sunset, and its just a few blocks away. For a real change of pace, leave the car in the lot, and rent bicycles from the hotel. You can easily ride to the pier, the art galleries along Third Street South and the City Dock. The Inn on Fifth is a charming change of scenery, and the perfect base for exploring downtown Naples, from sunup to the wee hours. The inn is located at 699 Fifth Avenue South. For more information, call 403-8777. 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Toll Free: 800-639-0020 Local 941-639-8721 From Interstate 75 take Punta Gorda Exit #164. Turn left onto U.S. 17 (Marion Avenue). Proceed 3 miles to Fishermens Village. FeaturingUnique Rooms Spectacular Sunsets Great Food Variety of Shopping Swimming Pool Tennis Fishing Gulf of Mexico Cruising Day Spa www.fishville.comDaily & Weekly Rentals The Resort at Fishermens Village is a place where you can get away from it all without going away. Enjoy a 1,000 sq. foot suite for what you would expect to pay for a motel room! V acation In Your Own Back Yard! Vacation In Your Own Back Yard!www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYS8 WEEK OF MAY 26-JUNE 4, 2010 DISCOVER A NEW CITYBefore Hurricane Charley made a direct hit on Punta Gorda, it was a sleepy village with small-town charm, brick streets, and an oldfashioned downtown. There was no real reason to contemplate a getaway there, nor was there a great place to stay if the mood struck. All that has changed. Punta Gorda was on its way to reinventing itself when the unthinkable happened, and both the historic district and downtown were smashed to smithereens by a Cat Four. Out of lemons comes lemonade, however, and once all the debris was removed, and the unsalvageable buildings razed, this Southwest Florida burg had a fresh slate on which to write its future. The city has certainly recognized opportunity. Its now a terrific place to hang out, with four-star dining, lovely new hotels, a terrific marina, and no car is required once you arrive. The best of what Punta Gorda had to offer is still there, too, and now shines even brighter. Gilchrist Park, which faces Charlotte Harbor and offers pavilions, tennis courts, picnic areas and live music jams, is as perfect for a sunset picnic as it is for tossing a Frisbee or playing with your dog. Architectural diversity was already a huge asset in the historic residential district adjacent to downtown and the park, and an evening stroll or bike ride through this lovely neighborhood is both relaxing and intriguing. You almost expect to see Jimmy Stewart step out on the front porch and say hi. At the same time, downtown is hopping, and offers so many great dining, drinking and entertainment options, its actually hard to choose where to go. Choose your hotel base either the Wyvern or the Four Points by Sheraton and then start exploring. Both lodging options are in the heart of the renovated Punta Gorda; youll see the great lengths the city has made to make its downtown an inviting, pedestrian-friendly hub of fun. The relatively new Wyvern Hotel is a stylish, modern oasis with perhaps the greatest single space in town: its rooftop bar. A small stage accommodates a band, but the view is the real star; cocktails are somehow tastier when enjoyed with the vivid hues of a Southwest Florida sunset from up high, the water of nearby Charlotte Harbor reflecting the sky. Guests will find their rooms to be luxe, with bathrobes, a fully-stocked mini-bar, imported linens, an iPod docking station and complimentary wireless. Dont want to lug your own gear? The hotel will actually loan you a PC notebook for your room. Theres also a decent gym and a rooftop pool. Another nice surprise is the Latininspired Lulu restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. A tapas menu offers temptations like yucca fries, lamp lollipops and olives with manchego, while Lulus dessert experiences are memorable as well. Four Points by Sheraton is just a few yards farther from downtown than the Wyvern, but offers tremendous waterfront and nighttime views from some of its rooms. Sheraton made a design nod to its neighbor, Laishley Park City Municipal Marina (consider boating up for your stay) with a full-blown nautical theme inside the hotel, from lobby to rooms. This was a smart but risky design move that could have come off as kitschy; instead, the effect is tasteful, with lots of teak, the occasional porthole, primary colors and boat-like pocket doors and builtin furnishing in the guest rooms. Sheraton guests love to lounge or surf the Web in the hotels relaxation space, a large, inviting room at ground level with contemporary, oversized sofas and ottomans, big TVs, a game table, and a nearly endless bank of high-speed work stations for road warriors or Facebook addicts. The property also has a large gym, an outdoor pool, free wireless, safes in the rooms, and a dry cleaning service. The hotels Dockside Grill makes the most of the nautical theme with its clean, crisp look and signature dish of firecracker shrimp. It serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and even has a library-like coffee station. An outdoor patio also makes a great place to meet friends. Both hotels make it possible to walk to all sorts of wonderful options for dining and entertainment. Laishley Crab House is right at the marina, and pairs seafood with stellar water views. For upscale dining, consider The Perfect Caper, a semifinalist in The James Beard Foundations Best Chef in the South category. River City Grill, on Marion, is large and lively yet still cozy, and packs in the locals for happy hour and dinner. It offers live entertainment on weekends. The Celtic Ray has been a popular Irish pub for many years, serving colcannon and Guinness Pie, while the newer Ice House pub is an Olde English style pub with 24 beers on tap and enough dartboards to float a city. The Ice House is located inside a former ice house from the 1890s; its worth popping into if only to see the space. Jacks is a newer entry to the dining scene, with its outdoor tables and live music, while Bin 82 and Caf Ruelle serve up delicious wines by the glass. If you like the idea of a picnic in the park, head to Pressellers Deli for a delicious takeout lunch. The menu here is terrific, and theres an outdoor patio if you want to rest a minute in a pretty spot. Fishermens Village, a unique waterfront mall, resort and marina, offers more than 30 boutique shops, five restaurants, marine activities, a military museum and live entertainment. It also has spacious, twobedroom vacation villas located on the second floor of the Village, close enough to activities while being far away from everyday hassles. Looking to do some fishing this summer? Fishermens Village has teamed up with King Fisher Fleet to offer a fishing package for two. The two-night packages include plenty of time on the water as well as free time. Enjoy a sunset cruise on the calm waters of the harbor and shallow water fishing in the Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserve. After your excursion, shopping, dining and nightlife await. If fishing is not your style, Fishermens Village has two getaways: One for the beach bum and one that creates the perfect spa day. The Beach Bum vacation starts with a wine and cheese basket and a personalized shopping experience at one of the Villages unique clothing shops. The next day, enjoy a King Fisher cruise to Cabbage Key or Cayo Costa. The Girls Getaway package is designed for women who need extra pampering. You still get to start your getaway with a wine and cheese basket and a personal shopper at one of the unique boutiques. The next day, you and your girlfriends will spend six hours of relaxation at Charles of the Village Salon and Day Spa. Finish your day with a sunset cruise around the harbor on one of King Fisher Fleets boats. Make your stay in Punta Gorda even more fun by taking your own bicycles; this way, you can bike throughout the historic district. An evening pedal will reveal how many locals like to walk around the hood and over to Gilchrist Park after dinner. Dont be surprised if you find yourself wondering what it would be like to live in or near this delightful downtown. DOWNTOWN PUNTA GORDABY LIBBY MCMILLAN ____________________Special to Florida Weekly A plucky city thats reinvented itselfCOURTESY PHOTOSAbove: The Wyvern Hotel boasts a rooftop pool and bar. Left: The new Four Points by Sheraton is within walking distance of the downtown night life.Fishermens Village offers guest accomodations, shopping and dining in one complex.
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UPCOMING KEY WEST EVENTS GETTING THERE IS HALF THE FUN www.seakeywestexpress.com*Minimum 8 day advance pre-purchased ticket, non-refundable, no cash value, cannot be combined with other offers. Excludes weekend fee.Depart from Ft. Myers Beach $112*ROUND TRIPwith this adReg. $145 Your Way to Key West05/28 : Cuban American Heritage Festival05/29 : Yamaha Dolphin Masters Invitational06/09 : Pride Fest 2010: Diversity In Paradise06/10 : First Annual Key West Bacchanalia www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYS10 WEEK OF MAY 26-JUNE 4, 2010 DISCOVER RELAXATIONLocal color and affordable accommodations aboundSavvy vacationers have done the math. They realize that a weeklong cottage rental is often a more budget-friendly choice than a resort stay provided they can live without luxuries like room service, daily bed-making or those cute mini toothpaste tubes delivered by the front-desk staff. In Southwest Florida, Fort Myers Beach reigns as the cottage rental king; and Century 21 Tri-Power Realty may just be its queen. The agency offers more than a hundred vacation rentals, many right on the beach. Housing choices range from little bungalow cottages and larger four-bedroom beach homes to onand off-island condos with pools and fitness centers. The companys Web site lets browsers choose location, housing style and number of guests, plus request features like boat docks, pools or a unit sans phone and television. Check out the prices and heres where economy factors in. Many rentals cost half of a hotel room. Case in point: Tri-Powers popular two-bedroom, two-bath beachfront cottage at 718 Estero Blvd. Its weekly summer rental fee of $1,325 works out to about $197 a night. Half that if youre joined by another couple. Its an adorable, very lovely unit that guests love, says Ann Alsop. The fully furnished cottage, rebuilt in 2006, has a large deck and windows overlooking Sanibel Island and the gulf perfect for picturesque sunsets. Theres also a full kitchen, a king and two full beds and even a washer and dryer. Its location about a half mile from Times Square is also perfect for those who want a little piece and quiet yet have the option to walk to Times Square, says Alsop. As the heartbeat of Fort Myers Beach, Times Square offers great people-watching opportunities, the beachfront Lynn Hall Memorial Park and a number of long-time restaurants, shops and cant-miss dive bars. Theres a constant parade of humanity that extends well into the wee hours of the morning. Seafood, and shrimp in particular (Fort Myers has its own shrimping fleet), is a must for visitors who may just notice that many restaurants tout grill in their names. The off-island Parrot Key Caribbean Grill would make Forest Gump proud with its renditions of the crustacean coconutfried, broiled, baked or scampied. The parrotthemed restaurant, next to Salty Sams Marina, overlooks Matanzas Pass, serves cocktails with fun names like Funky Monkey and Flamingo Freeze, and offers nightly entertainment from 80s to Motown. New to the beach dining scene is Nervous Nellies, whose bird mascot is a frenzied pelican, and daily specials include $2 drafts. The menu has a full page of starters, salads and soup, including its self-proclaimed Floridas Best smoked fish dip, a trio of mussel preparations, and crab-stuffed artichoke dip. Entrees range the gamut from burgers and sandwiches (seven styles of Ruebens), lobster roll, meatloaf, paella, paninis and baskets. South Beach Grille, in a hidden-away shopping plaza on the islands southern end, offers a finedining experience that locals love. Fish dishes yellowtail snapper, blackened ahi tuna and parmesan-encrusted grouper served with sauted spinach, lump crab meat, shrimp and pesto buerre blanc are featured alongside landlubber options like lamb and filet. The grill has a dark moody interior with Deco-inspired dcor, an open kitchen and every stool at its large bar is generally filled with folks noshing on an assortment of sushi. Closed just six hours daily, the Gulfshore Grill has been serving three meals a day plus cocktails and in-between snacks since the 1970s. Overlooking a wide sweep of beach, this popular local hangout has an eclectic menu that covers several nationalities and most food groups. Dine inside or out, where youre more than welcome to stick your toes in the sand. Bonita Bills on Fishermans Wharf offers the ultimate local color, attracting mostly local boaters and fisherman and visitors in the know. This dive of a waterside grill and bar serves food but its really the cheap beer and wine that keep people coming back a convenient watering hole for those who live on their boats at the adjacent docks. Patrons shake bean-filled cans in time (mostly) to entertainer Peppermint Patty, whose only musical accompaniment is a keyboard. Off-island miniature golf courses and Lynn Halls playground provide more kid-friendly entertainment. Ninety-minute cruises aboard the Pieces of Eight Spanish galleon also appeal to families as costumed actors relive the areas pirate past with tales of Blackbeard, treasure chests and the Jolly Roger. The cruises set sail Tuesday through Sunday from Salty Sams Marina and also offer a cannon-firing, face-painting and a full bar. The show is continually evolving, says Jeanette Goff. A lot of its impromptu and there is some adult humor. Its fun and entertaining. Bonita Bills, 702 Fishermans Wharf; 463-6119Century 21 Tri-Power Realty, 2001 Estero Blvd.; 463.5887; www.c21tripower.comGulfshore Grill, 1270 Estero Blvd.; 765-5440; www.gulfshoregrill.comNervous Nellies, 1131 First St.; 463-8077; www. nervousnellies.netParrot Key Caribbean Grill, 2500 Main St.; 4633257; myparrotkey.comPieces of Eight Pirate Cruises, 2500 Main St.; 765.7272; www.piecesofeight.com FORT MYERS BEACHCOURTESY PHOTOSBY NANCI THEORETSpecial to Florida Weekly Above: The beaches on Fort Myers Beach offer prime shelling, cool white sand and amazing sunsets. Left: The Pieces of Eight Pirate Cruises sail daily from Salty Sams Marina.
Book Now! Sanibel Island, FL Super Summer Specials Vacation Condosfrom $600/weekNow thru July 31 of Sanibel & Captiva, Inc. Island Vacations 1-888-451-7277 www.SanibelIslandVacations.com FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 26-JUNE 4, 2010 S11 DISCOVER FAMILYRenewing its focus on family and natureForget Disney. When the kids whine about nothing to do this summer, pack them into the car and head west instead to the Gulf of Mexico and South Seas Island Resort on Captiva. Theyll soon be so immersed in programs tailored to the propertys sand and sea setting, they wont realize theyre learning about Southwest Floridas unique habitats and its wildlife. With a renewed focus on family, the resort has launched a concerted effort to shed its image as the ultra-exclusive playground for the wealthy. The new H2Whoa! Water Park, part of a $140 million Hurricane Charley-necessitated renovation, and family and kid-friendly programs have shifted South Seas back to its origins: family, nature and comfort, says Carolyn Hudson, communications director. Our programs and amenities have to fit that trio, she says. Our original vision in the early 1970s was centered around nature and we kind of got away from that. Weve come full circle. Activities like learn-to-swim and sail programs, day camps and nature walks offer the proverbial something for everyone from toddlers to those hard-to-please teens and tweens, who just might forget about texting for awhile and actually enjoy being outside and learning. The resorts GO! Program, part of that revamped mission, also offers catch-and-release fishing for tarpon and snook, and Under the Sea-themed tide-zone wading, which allows bucketand net-totting children to scoop up urchins and crabs. Its this kind of emphasis that earned kudos from Parents Magazines as one of the top 10 beach resorts for families.Nestled within palm trees, tropical landscaping and a 330-acre wildlife preserve, South Seas stretches from Captivas northern tip and is embellished by a 2.5-mile fringe of the islands famous white-sand beaches and the aqua-tinged gulf water. Accommodations condos with screened balconies and full kitchens allow families to whittle expenses by making their own meals. The resort also has several restaurants, a marina, nine-hole family golf course and a village of shops, including a grocery store. We dont have room service and we dont apologize for it, says Ms. Hudson. A de-emphasis on the auto (most visitors get around on foot, bike, golf cart or historic trolley) adds to the propertys safety. Older children can scurry about unaccompanied between activities and amenities, which also includes a nature center where resident parrots Belle and Butch and their six offspring hold court among marine-themed touch tanks and instructional displays. Theres also a teen lounge, complete with dancing and disco ball, and the water park, which offers corkscrew and 16-foot plunge slides. Fishing is one of the resorts most popular activities, according to Kayla Shepard, activities manager. We always have a huge turnout, and our resident fishing master teaches kids the safe ways to catch and release fish, she says. Our shark dissection is also fun. Kids get to see what a real dogfish shark looks like. Its an educational talk about how sharks are misunderstood. Children love it. Daily youth and family programs include kayaking, tailored to different skill levels, plus guided walks, often led by the resorts onsite naturalist, in search of turtles, birds, manatees or dolphins. Program pricing ranges from $15 for shelling to $65 for sailing. Everything the kids do, yeah its fun, but theyre also going to learn something, says Ms. Hudson. Theyre going to learn about our indigenous wildlife and theyre going to learn how to do outdoor activities like fishing and sailing. Youngsters mom and dad, too can also channel their inner pirate or mermaid. Swimtastic, the resorts long-time swim instruction school, offers half-hour mermaid lessons, taught by a former Weeki Wachee mermaid, and the occasional multi-day mermaid and boy-oriented pirate camps. We have different colors and sizes of tails, says Swimtastic founder Sue Wainscott. The girls learn all kinds of underwater swimming moves, and well even offer a photo shoot so they have a video to take home. South Seas Nature and Nurture package, available through Sept. 30, provides accommodations for four, guided shelling and kayak excursions and enrollment in the Go! Fish program. The $349 nightly price is based on a three-day visit. The upside of all this fresh air? The kids wont fight bedtime, giving mom and dad some quiet time.South Seas Island Resort, 5400 Plantation Road; (888) 2-CAPTIVA; www.southseas.com. SOUTH SEAS ISLAND RESORTCOURTESY PHOTOBY NANCI THEORETSpecial to Florida Weekly
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Valid through September 30, 2010 based upon availability and cannot be combined with any other offer. FlipCam will be distributed at check-in. MCOB-170A_florida_weekly_ad.indd 1 5/20/10 12:11 PM www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYS12 WEEK OF MAY 26-JUNE 4, 2010 DISCOVER MAIN STREETOld Florida town replete with charm, antiques From Interstate 75, Arcadia appears as one of those cant-get-from-here towns. Exits for the DeSoto County city, about 25 miles east of Punta Gorda, begin appearing north of Sarasota and continue into Collier County. Whichever way you choose to get there, be prepared for two-lane roads that wind past cattle and horse farms and dig deeper into rurality. Traffic can be slow-going especially if a tractor is moseying along (road signs inform of that possibility). Hard hit by Hurricane Charley, this city of about 6,600, is working on its comeback. Antique collectors are among Arcadias prime tourist market and its downtown delivers with about two dozen stores, selling everything from Amish furniture to Victorianera heirlooms and turn-of-last century toys and collectibles. Prowl Oak Street and youll also discover a quaint used-book store, specialty boutiques selling colorful Vera Bradley bags and gift items, and the old train depot, a brick building trimmed in green and now professional offices. Three of Arcadias late1800s buildings, including the 12-room Oak Park Inn, survived a fire that ripped through the city in 1905. The Tree of Knowledge, a large oak, presides over a park adjacent to the inn and was once the favorite soapbox for local politicians. For a true sense of the community, explore Arcadias side streets, where towering live oaks shade Victorian-era homes with graceful front porches, tin roofs and gingerbread trim and boast a palette that run the spectrum from yellow and blue to coral and white. More than 370 of the citys historic homes and business were placed on the National Registry of Historic Places in 1984; many were claimed by Charley. One of Floridas first five cities selected for the Main Street program, Arcadia hosts an antique street fair the fourth Saturday of each month so plan your accommodations accordingly. Frequent guests at the historic 1890s Parker House Bed and Breakfast reserve their rooms months in advance. The charming tree-shaded inn, built by one of Floridas original cattle barons and just two blocks from downtown, has five elegant guest rooms that reflect the homes Victorian era. Rooms are furnished with vintage-appropriate antiques and have access to a sitting porch. The house also has a large verandah and several garden spots. The blue room is the most popular, according to Kay Higley, whos been operating the B&B for six years with her husband Leonard. Air-conditioning, cable TV and complementary cold beverages are among the inns modern conveniences. The Higleys serve fresh fruits and juices, homemade pastries and muffins each morning and work as a team to prepare the breakfast entre. Our apple-cinnamon pancakes with cinnamon syrup are probably our guests favorite, says Mrs. Higley. The Higleys will also prepare a candlelight gourmet dinner, if notified in advance; however a summer package a two-night stay with dinner (choice of baked chicken, pork chops, slow-roasted roast beef or Virginia ham with raisin sauce) is priced at $180. Mary Margarets Tea and Biscuit, operated by top-hat-and-tail-wearing Dennis Tyson and Bruce Neveau and open daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., offers a bona-fide tea-room experience that captures the grandeur of the Victorian era settees, linen covered tables and not-too-feminine floral wallpaper. Guests sip on the restaurants proprietary white tea blended with rose hip and citrus while noshing on crepes or its signature sandwich of smoked turkey, asparagus, Dijon and horseradish cheddar cheese. Because this is a tea room, its almost obligatory to sample the scones, which are served with clotted cream and lemon curd or strawberry jam. We also have four quiches and wonderful English desserts like sticky toffee pudding, which were known for, says Mr. Tyson. We have guests who drive or fly in from Naples and West Palm Beach. Arcadia lacks a true fine-dining restaurants; however, its locally owned eateries, including authentic Mexican food, capture the essence of the city. Wheelers, a mainstay since 1929, is where the locals hang out. The family-run restaurant, complete with a lunch counter and pictures of prized 4-H animals, has daily plate specials, fried chicken, a bacon cheeseburger and a Waldorf salad that could very well be the pride of the town. Barbecue, of course, is popular in this city whose stockyard proudly advertises Beef. Its whats for dinner. True to its cowboy and cattle roots Arcadia has a championship rodeo, with events offered throughout the year, and trail riding along Deep Creek Preserves nine miles of equestrian paths. Canoe Outpost, just five minutes from downtown, allows visitors to explore and search for fossils along the Peace River. ARCADIABY NANCI THEORET ____________________Special to Florida WeeklyCOURTESY PHOTO Downtown Arcadia is home to a wide variety of antique shops.
JUNE-SEPTEMBER RATE: Call for Big Summer Card rates and specials. A semiprivate golf club. Bobcat Trail is a Golf Digest 4 star rated golf course designed by PGA Tour star Bob Tway in 1996. The clubhouse has a beautiful restaurant and bar available for outings and weddings. Bobcat has been awarded Best Customer Service in North Port in 2009 and 2010. Limited memberships available. You may book tee times online by visiting www.bobcattrailgc.com or calling 941-429-0500. 1350 Bobcat Trail North Port, Fl 34288 Directions: Just three miles south off I-75, exit 179 Toledo Blade Blvd. BOBCAT TRAILGOLF CLUB FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 26-JUNE 4, 2010 S13 DISCOVER NATUREA state of mind as well as a place to visit Although theres water everywhere, there are no white sand beaches to be found on Pine Island. There arent any traffic lights, movie theaters, chain hotels, waterfront high rises or bigbox stores either. What there is is an abundance of natural beauty and tranquility lying just off the Lee County coast. Many Southwest Floridians have never set foot on this 17-mile-long stretch of land that sprawls between Cape Coral and the barrier islands of Captiva, North Captiva and Cayo Costa. Although its called an island, its more than that. It comprises the communities of Bokeelia at the northern end, Pineland below that, Pine Island Center (considered the islands downtown region) in the middle and St. James City at the southern end. The fifth community, Matlacha (pronounced MAT-luh-SHAY), sits partially on Little Pine Island, just east of the main island, and partially on the mainland abutting the western edge of Cape Coral. The 10,000 or so people who call it home are a colorful mix of commercial fishermen, farmers raising tropical fruits and palm trees and a growing number of artists and writers drawn to its quirky charms. For the rest of us, Pine Island serves as a convenient getaway from the daily grind. A prime spot in which to adopt an island frame of mind is at Tarpon Lodge, a picturesque inn and restaurant perched on the edge of Pine Island Sound. The main lodge dates to 1926 and houses nine guest rooms, a few with water views, as well as a restaurant and bar. The Island House, built on stilts, offers a dozen rooms, half of which have water views. For families or small groups, the one-bedroom cottage and two-bedroom boathouse have kitchenettes and a pull-out bed in the living room along with views of the water. Enjoy a meal in the gracious dining room (hint: reserve a table just before sunset and take in Mother Natures show over dinner) or drinks and live entertainment in the bar. One of Pine Islands greatest charms is its ability to transport visitors back to an era when Floridas attractions werent manmade. Bring a boat and dock it at the inn or book a seat on a tour boat that heads to lunch at Cabbage Key long credited as the inspiration for Jimmy Buffetts Cheeseburger in Paradise shelling on Cayo Costa and nature watching along Pine Island Sound, where dolphins feed and frolic. Spend a half or whole day fishing in Pine Island Sound with any of the seasoned charter captains who supply all the gear and a boatload of expertise on hooking a fish you can proudly take to a restaurant where chefs happily cook it for you. Some of the worlds best tarpon fishing can be found in the waters just north of Bokeelia. Also plentiful are snook, redfish, snapper and grouper. For a more budget-conscious experience, cast a line from the Matlacha Bridge, known as the Worlds Fishingest Bridge, because of the abundance of fish caught from the span and the multitude of anglers almost always found there. Rent a canoe or kayak and explore segments of the Great Calusa Blueway, a 190-mile canoe and kayak trail that meanders along Lee Countys waterways and tributaries. (The annual Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival, which includes lots of waterbased and eco-friendly activities, is set for Oct. 29 through Nov. 7.) The entrance to the Calusa Heritage Trail is just across the street from Tarpon Lodge, leading visitors along a path that passes shell mounds created by the ancient Calusa Indians and affording glimpses into the regions history. Although summers are typically sleepy, Pine Island offers some hotweather fun, particularly the annual Mangomania, a weekend-long celebration of one of the islands major crops. This years festival is set for July 10 and 11. No trip to Pine Island is complete without a visit to the colorful little fish houses in Matlachas historic district along Pine Island Road. The waterfront bungalows now hold art galleries, boutiques and cafes that have contributed to the island the moniker Floridas Creative Coast. On June 11, galleries in Matlacha, Bokeelia and St. James City are open late for Art Night, when artists are on hand to talk about their work and, in some cases, create it on the spot. Some galleries offer live music, wine and light refreshments as well, a fitting celebration for this free-wheeling community.For more information on vacationing on Floridas Creative Coast, contact the Greater Pine Island Chamber of Commerce at 283-0888 or www.pineislandchamber.org. PINE ISLANDBY KAREN FELDMANcuisine@ oridaweekly.com COURTESY PHOTOSBiking, kayaking and funky art are island favorites.
www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYS14 WEEK OF MAY 26-JUNE 4, 2010 DISCOVER THE RIVERA place where time stands still Were betting that Alvas Rialto Harbor Marina will take the prize as this years least-known staycation destination. Tucked away behind an island, on a lush oxbow of the Caloosahatchee, lies this stunning Olde Florida-style Garden of Eden. For your getaway pleasure, Rialto offers transient docks and a lovely guest cottage. The shade of towering oaks and a lush green landscape provides the chance to unplug in a natural setting worthy of a magazine. Despite accommodating yachts up to 100 feet in length (a nice staycation option if you have one!) Rialto Harbor exudes a laid-back vibe thats anything but grandiose. An intriguing red barn, a porch swing that hangs from a 150-foot tall oak, and the gracious porch of the propertys only guest cottage exude a welcome matched by visionary owners Bus and Nifty Hamilton. The Hamiltons, avid mariners, keep their own large vessel at one of 10 lovely docks along the oxbows curve, and share their rural paradise with anyone ready to unwind. A heated pool and cushioned tennis court seem like surprising bonuses on a property that caters to so few visitors at any one time. Firsttime guests can rarely anticipate what fills the rest of the Rialto Harbor acreage, either, but soon discover six very happy horses, Maybelline the goat, several chickens, and Isabella, a miniature Sicilian donkey. Two horse barns, the carriage barn, a small but charming bath house, a picnic area, and the owners own tinroofed home are all scattered about this immaculately groomed property. Bus Hamilton began creating his amazing freshwater respite in 1983. His yacht brokerage has been the engine that drove the laborof-love project, and Hamilton still offers yacht design, management and brokerage services from his cozy office, although today he is more consumed with finding and refurbishing antique horse carriages, after his wife and daughter began racing carriage horses competitively. He is currently working on one formerly owned by none other than Brigham Young, and the red carriage barn that greets visitors is where Mr. Hamiltons passion keeps him busy most days. Every inch of Rialto Harbor is a thing of beauty; even the simplest of things has been carefully considered and designed to fit in to the surroundings. Architect and family friend Steve Handley lives in a large riverfront home just outside the Rialto gates, and keeps a small office at the marina. Hes been responsible for designing the welcoming OldeFlorida-style guest cottage; the Hamiltons own tin-roofed home with its coral-rock chimneys; and all the barns. Mr. Handley has an obvious affinity for fine woodworking, as evidenced in his remarkable use of it, and attention to detail. The property is awash with gleaming wood, from beadboard walls, to custom fireplace surrounds, to coffered ceilings, all created with a distinct nautical feel. Mr. Handley also thought like a spaceefficient boat designer when laying out the guest cottage interior. He employed an open kitchen that still manages to feel like a galley, a bay window near the breakfast nook which gives the illusion of space, and the rooms piece de resistance, the tightly-wound wooden staircase leading up to the second guest room. The cottage leaves nothing desired, with its cozy ambience, full kitchen, oversized bath and tub, and inviting bedrooms full of handsome antiques and warm wood. While six could be accommodated, four is far better; two is ideal. The guest cottages back porch overlooks a large horse corral, and Hamilton has a nearby butterfly garden planned. An unthinkably large ships wheel anchors the front porch; something the couple picked up in Cartagena. This side of the cottage faces the docks and makes a perfect place to read a book, play a hand of cards or sip a cocktail. Rialtos guest cottage is just far enough from the docks and the stables for true privacy, but a short stroll puts guests at the pool, the shady picnic area or any one of the barns. Theres even a small laundry on site, should your cabernet decide to get intimate with your favorite white shorts. If you paddle, by all means take your kayak or canoe. Fishing gear will allow you to land your own entre, but if your idea of a getaway does not include spatulas, the Alva Village Market marks the spot on Highway 80 where tiny Balsey Road leads to the marina. It offers fresh pizza, assorted casual food options, wine, beer and sodas. A full fridge in the cottage also gives the option of taking your own deli treats. The wonderful cast of characters at Rialto Marina includes a quiet but supremely talented gardener named Frank. Frank moves about the property in a cowboy hat, the devoted steward for this fertile piece of riverfront. He caresses life and beauty from everything he touches, and 15 years of loving attention is apparent in this splendidly serene oasis. Youll hardly know what to photograph first if youre so inclined and just strolling about the grounds is a wonderful experience. Night-blooming cirrus cling to some palms while others are ringed by profusions of bromeliads. Orchids hang from many a tree and the grass is soft and verdant, a barefoot pleasure. All ones senses come alive at Rialto. Patent leathers sheen draws the hand to caress an antique carriage. The smell of fresh hay in the stables is oddly evocative, and pleasing. The mechanical purr of occasional skiffs is often accompanied by laughter and happy voices. The Hamiltons beautiful Morgans nicker softly in the dark, while soft coos from the dove cage are lifted on the breeze and carried down river. Time stands still. Getting there: Take State Road 80 (Palm Beach Boulevard) nine miles east of I-75. Pass the Alva Village Market, make a U-turn on 80, then turn right (north) on Balsey Road. At the end of the road, the gate will be on your right. Ring the buzzer for entry. 1901 Balsey Road, Alva; 728-3036; VHF Channel 16. RIALTO HARBOR MARINA BY LIBBY MCMILLANSpecial to Florida Weekly COURTESY PHOTOThe carriage barn at Rialto Harbor Marina in Alva.COURTESY PHOTOThe inviting guest cottage at Rialto Harbor.
Discover the Ultimate Vacation SanibelArmsWest.com FL Resident Specials FROM $109 PER NIGHT SanibelArmsWest.com/FL Toll Free: 1-800-950-1138 HOLIDAYWATER SPORTS AND BOAT RENTALS $5 200 Estero Blvd WATERSPORTS & BOAT RENTALS(239)765-4386684 Estero Blvd WATERSPORTS(239)463-67782000 Estero Blvd WATERSPORTS(239)765-2252THREE LOCATIONS ON FORT MYERS BEACH www.holidaywatersportsfmb.com FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 26-JUNE 4, 2010 S15 DISCOVER THE WATERA blend of old and upscaleMarco Island has that mixed personality Southwest Florida is known for: Upscale resorts and fine dining or old-school Florida, where sand, surf and Sundays at Stans, a noapologies dive bar on Goodland, are the big draws. The largest of the Ten Thousand Islands, this tropical paradise (it was purposely designed in the 1950s as the Hawaii of the East) offers an eclectic mix of high-end and low-brow. Visitors can boat or angle for game fish aboard private yachts or retell their fish stories over $2 beers at Jacks Lookout, a spit of a bar at the Marco River Marina, or play beer bong every Saturday night at the Sand Bar restaurant and bar. Water is the main attraction here, and many of Marcos 100 miles of canals connect to the Gulf of Mexico. One of the islands oldest resorts, the Marriott Beach Resort Golf Club and Spa, is also one of its largest, with 727 rooms, suites and beachfront lanai accommodations in twin towers and low-rise buildings. And, as its name implies, the property offers the best of the beach and beyond spa, golf and a wide sweep of crescent beach with sand so white, it practically glows at night. Inside, the resorts signature lemongrass wafts through the lobby and a marbleand wood-clad gallery that seems to stretch for miles leads to exclusive shops and boutiques. World champion sand sculptor John Gowdy creates new works of art every four months in the main staircase landing, where large windows overlook a formal promenade, the sand and surf. Resort guests enjoy the benefits of a $225 million renovation and redesign that retained the propertys original Balinese-inspired A-frame entry and shell mosaics while adding high-definition plasma TVs and 300count bedding. Despite its grandiose, the resort offers plenty of quiet places, including the spa, which features a signature Balinese massage, body wraps and scrubs, facials and a full nail and hair salon. Relax on beach or poolside chaises while servers deliver frosty pina coladas, among the best in Southwest Florida. Lets the sounds of surf and fountains lull you to sleep. Shimmering sea-shaded mosaic tile, floating glass globes and bluecove lighting create an under-the-sea ambience at Kurrents, the Marriotts fine-dining destination. Guests can choose padded banquettes, a seat at the exhibition kitchen or outside next to a cozy firepit. Start with a glass of wine or angel food cake martini (Stoli vanilla vodka, pineapple and 7-Up) and consider dessert first the restaurants signature chocolate souffl requires advanced notice. The eclectic menu offers seafood, steaks, lamp and pork chops and Pan-Asian-influenced small plates, entrees and sides, including a decadent boursin and mascarpone lobster mac. Tea-scented biscuits, bagel rolls and muffin tops are served with Vermont butter. Finish with the souffl, a vanilla Sambuca milkshake or ice cream drizzled with sauvignon sauce. For a more party-pulsing atmosphere opt for Quinns, offering gulf-view indoor and alfresco seating, live entertainment and nightly conch-blowing celebrations to welcome the sunset. For more active pursuits, try the off-site Bob Cupp-designed Rockery golf course, a bird sanctuary, or venture to the resorts water sports tiki hut and sign up for a guided Jet Ski tour of the Ten Thousand Islands mangroves in search of dolphins, manatees and seabirds. Sea Excursions three-hour Dolphin Explorer cruise, which embarks from the Marco River Marina, lets you continue your search of bottlenose dolphins. As part of a five-year scientific survey, these eco-cruises are identifying Marcos resident dolphin population and migratory patterns. The animals are identified by dorsal fin nicks, and passengers get to name any new finds better than any T-shirt souvenir. A side trip includes a shelling stop at remote Keewaydin Island. Make a pledge to sample Marcos local color the boatin Snook Inn, where locals dine alfresco at the chickee bar or under umbrella-shaded tables while savoring fresh Florida grouper and pickles plucked right from an old-fashioned barrel, or Stans, which offers the areas largest party on any given Sunday. Through Sept. 30, the Marriott is offering a Flip for Paradise twonight package that includes an 1120 FlipCam and accommodations in a tropical view room. Rates are priced from $259 a night. Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, 400 South Collier Blvd.; 3942511; www.marcoislandmarriott.comDolphin Explorer Marco River Marina, 951 Bald Eagle Dr.; 642-6899; www.dolphin-study.comSand Bar, 826 East Elkcam Cir.; 642-3625 Snook Inn, 1215 Bald Eagle Dr.; 394-3313; www.snookinn.comStans Idle Hour, 221 Goodland Dr. W.; 394.3041; www.stansidlehour.net MARCO ISLANDBY NANCI THEORETSpecial to Florida Weekly COURTESY PHOTOSAbove: A signature Marco Island sunset. Left: The Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club and Spa is one of Marco Islands oldest.
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