ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 15 MINUTES A6 PETS OF THE WEEK A13 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B7-8 REAL ESTATE B9 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. 40 FREE WEEK OF JULY 8-14, 2010 POSTAL CUSTOMER DATED MATERIAL REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: JULY 8, 2010 A classic milestoneTo Kill A Mockingbird turns 50. C1 Pet projectsFind one to love at Collier County Domestic Animal Services. A13 Storm smartsIs your business ready for a hurricane? B1 WARNING: MAY CAUSEADDICTION Southwest Floridas most notorious drugs might still be cocaine from the hills of Colombia or marijuana nurtured in a suburban grow house, but law enforcement and addiction specialists say they are most concerned now with medications prescribed to treat pain and anxiety: drugs that are synthesized by scientists, manufactured legally under federal guidelines and prescribed by doctors with years of training. A report by The Florida Medical Examiners Commisson released June 30 shows that prescription medications caused the deaths of 235 people in the Naples, Fort Myers and Port Charlotte area last year. That includes narcotic-based painkillers as well as medications usually used to treat anxiety. By comparison, heroin and cocaine combined caused 25 deaths. Statewide, prescription drugs caused about three times the number of deaths (3,601) as all other drugs combined, legal or illegal, the Medical Examiners report showed. COLLIER COUNTYS DEADLIEST DRUGS COME WITH PRESCRIPTIONS COURTESY PHOTOWGCU editor Brian Price and reporter Rachelle Grossman view an image of a man inhaling a crushed oxycodone pill.SEE PILLS, A8 BY EVAN WILLIAMS ____________________ewilliams@ oridaweekly.comA WGCU documentary airing this month reveals a massive, often unnoticed, drug problem Just in time for Independence Day, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Wildlife Clinic released a rehabilitated bald eagle back into its native environment. Clinic volunteer Tim Healy and his wife, Norma, brought the injured bird to the clinic on May 3. They had found the juvenile bald eagle in North Naples near Immokalee Road and U.S. 41, suffering from severe wounds to its right leg, right wing and tail. The cause of the injuries is unknown. The wounds were treated with a therapeutic low-level laser for several weeks to help them heal. Its always a great feeling when one of our patients is fully rehabilitated and able to be released back into the wild, especially an animal with such extensive injuries, says Joanna Fitzgerald, director of the wildlife clinic. This case was truly unique because it was a bald eagle regaining its independence just as we headed into the Fourth of July weekend.Its injuries healed, bald eagle returns to the wildSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYSEE EAGLE, A9 Fun on the FourthSee who loved an old-fashioned, patriotic parade. C24-25 COURTESY PHOTO The bald eagle being released back into the wild.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 8-14, 2010 Once upon a time long ago and far away across the Nolichuky River in eastern Tennessee, there lived a man named Davy Crockett. Word for word, thats how my oldest sons maternal grandfather used to start his stories. He came from New York, where his own father and seven uncles were Russian immigrants. The family story was that once upon a time, long ago and far away across the Nolichucky River in eastern Tennessee, theyd arrived in New York Harbor illegally, then jumped off the boat and swum ashore. All eight of them. Ive swum in New York Harbor myself. It was sharply, strikingly cold, and I smelled like the water for a couple of days after, which made me feel like an oil-soaked bird. Maybe thats how the Tarnowers felt. Their original name had been a little longer, but Tarnower is what they settled on, in part to wash the oil of another culture off their shiny new American feathers. Once in New York, in addition to speaking no English, understanding nothing about the culture and having few or no friends, they made a living. And survived to produce Evans grandfather, Bill Tarnower, who became a doctor. Not only an M.D., but a widely respected psychiatrist at the famous Menninger Foundation in Topeka, Kansas.Imagine the immense energy and effort it must have taken to move from illegal Russian immigrant to medical doctor and fullblooded American in a single generation.Bill used to wear cowboy boots along with silver-and-turquoise bolo ties when he attended barbecues or fished for bass in a lake at a place called the Roundup Club the only club he ever joined. It was a country club actually located in the country, where his son and three daughters could grow up with horses. For a New York Jew, country clubbing in the Midwest in the 1950s or s was probably fraught with hazards. But the Roundup Club was about horses not about exclusion. Bill loved horses, along with cows and cowboys and the Western culture. His son later became a long-time rodeo cowboy, riding both broncs and bulls. As a child and the son of immigrants, though, Bills life was entirely different from that of his children. He used to skip school and sneak into Radio City Music Hall to catch the shows. He also contracted rheumatic fever, which almost killed him. When he was 10 or 12, his parents sent him from New York to the other end of the universe: Texas. There, he spent part of his youth convalescing and later went back to attend medical school at the University of Texas. After that, he married a bright, capable woman who had been raised in Wisconsin and had become a psychiatric nurse at Menningers. Thats where they met a small-town Catholic girl named Doris Sheen and a big-city Russian Jew named William Tarnower. The love between them sparked and snapped like an exposed wire. From my vantage, everything that happened to all of them was star struck with good fortune, because out of it came my oldest son, who writes for this newspaper. Although my marriage to his mother didnt last, in the end that was the least of it. Evan is here. Without an immigrant experience the Tarnowers he wouldnt be. And thats only one immigrant experience. Others happened on both sides of that family, and in my own family back a couple of generations, too.Apparently, somebody had believed the famous words offered by Lady Liberty, standing tall in the middle of New York Harbor: Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door.Many somebodies were willing to face massive discrimination and extended periods of poverty just to prove those words true. Although most arguably had it easier than African Americans, it was never easy for any of them: the Irish or Italians, the Germans or Poles or Russians, the Norwegians or Swedes. Or for the many Chinese, and later the Japanese and Vietnamese. They got equal rights handed to them on the toe of a boot by established Americans: They were all equally ill-treated with a proverbial kick in the ass, right through the middle of World War II and the waning years of the 20th century. And the beat goes on. Since the 1960s, people have complained about Cuban immigrants. Since the 1970s, people have complained about Vietnamese immigrants. And since the 1980s and s, theyve complained about and in some cases gone out of their ways to mistreat the newest Americans who arrive from south of the border. Once again, immigrants take the heat while the rest of us sit in the air conditioning, whining about them.I know one boy, a high school student here in Southwest Florida, who epitomizes the kind of immigrant American we want. Although his parents cant speak the language, his English is so clear and clean you could see through it, if words were glass. Hes enrolled in the accelerated program at his school, where he earns As. Hes tough, hes kind, and since his father often travels to agricultural fields nationwide, he stands in to take care of four little brothers and sisters, with his mom. But at almost 16, hes the only one of the five children who remains illegal himself. Thats because he arrived here from Mexico when he was 1. When his father was arrested and imprisoned as part of a new crackdown on illegal aliens a few weeks ago, the boy was left in charge. His mom, also without the proper papers, cant drive and doesnt work. Welcome to America, pal. It can suck, I know. My only hope is that someday, that boy will be an old man sitting in a comfortable home somewhere in the country of my children and grandchildren, telling his own grandchildren an American story. And it will start something like this: Once upon a time, long ago and far away across the Nolichuky River in eastern Tennessee, there lived a man named Davy Crockett. COMMENTARY I lift my lamp beside the golden door rogerWILLIAMS firstname.lastname@example.org
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 8-14, 2010 PublisherShelley Lundslund@floridaweekly.comManaging EditorCindy Piercecpierce@floridaweekly.com Reporters & ColumnistsLois Bolin Susan Powell Brown Bill Cornwell Karen Feldman Artis Henderson Pamela V. Krol Peg Goldberg Longstreth Jim McCracken Kelly Merritt Alysia Shivers Jeannette Showalter Nancy Stetson Evan Williams Roger WilliamsPhotographersPeggy Farren Dennis Goodman Marla OttensteinCopy EditorCathy CottrillPresentation EditorEric Raddatz email@example.comProduction ManagerKim Boone firstname.lastname@example.orgGraphic DesignersJon Colvin Paul Heinrich Natalie Zellers Dave AndersonCirculation ManagerPenny Kennedy email@example.comCirculationDavid Anderson Paul Neumann Greg TretwoldAccount ExecutivesNicole Masse firstname.lastname@example.org Sandy Rekar email@example.com Cori Higgins firstname.lastname@example.org Business Office ManagerKelli CaricoSales and Marketing AssistantKim RiggiePublished by Florida Media Group LLCPason Gaddis email@example.com Jeffrey Cull firstname.lastname@example.org Jim Dickerson email@example.com Street Address: Naples Florida Weekly 2025 J&C Blvd., Suite 5 Naples, Florida 34109 Phone 239.325.1960 Fax: 239.325.1964 Subscriptions:Copyright: The contents of the Florida Weekly are copyright 2010 by Florida Media Group, LLC. 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. General Petraeus is a military man constantly at war with the facts, began the MoveOn.org attack ad against Gen. David Petraeus back in 2007. George W. Bush was president, and MoveOn was accusing Gen. Petraeus of cooking the books for the White House. The campaign asked General Petraeus or General Betray Us? on a full-page ad in The Washington Post. MoveOn took tremendous heat for the campaign, but stood its ground. Three years later, Barack Obama is president, Gen. Petraeus has become his man in Afghanistan and MoveOn pulls the critical Web content. Why? Because President Bushs first war, Afghanistan, has become Obamas war, a quagmire. The U.S. will eventually negotiate its withdrawal from Afghanistan. The only difference between now and then will be the number of dead, on all sides, and the amount of (borrowed) money that will be spent. As commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Petraeus replaces Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who resigned shortly after his macho criticisms of his civilian leadership became public in Rolling Stone article. The statistics for Afghanistan, Obamas Vietnam, are surging. June, with at least 102 U.S. and NATO deaths, is the highest number reported since the invasion in 2001. U.S. troops, expected to rise to 98,000 this year, far outnumber those from other nations. Public and political support in many of those countries is waning. Journalist Michael Hastings, who wrote the Rolling Stone piece, was in Paris with Gen. McChrystal to profile him. What didnt get as much attention was Mr. Hastings description of why Gen. McChrystal was there: Hes in France to sell his new war strategy to our NATO allies to keep up the fiction, in essence, that we actually have allies... I just returned from Toronto, covering the G-20 summit and the protests. The gathered leaders pledged, among other things, to reduce government deficits by 50 percent by 2013. In the U.S., that means cutting $800 billion, or about 20 percent of the budget. Two Nobel Prize-winning economists have weighed in with grave predictions. Joseph Stiglitz said, There are many cases where these kinds of austerity measures have led to ... recessions into depressions. And Paul Krugman wrote: Who will pay the price for this triumph of orthodoxy? The answer is, tens of millions of unemployed workers, many of whom will go jobless for years, and some of whom will never work again.In order to make the cuts promised, Mr. Obama would have to raise taxes and cut social programs like Social Security and Medicare. Or he could cut the war budget. I say war budget because it is not to be confused with a defense budget. Cities and states across the country are facing devastating budget crises. Pensions are being wiped out. Foreclosures are continuing at record levels. A true defense budget would shore up our schools, our roads, our towns, our social safety net. The U.S. House of Representatives is under pressure to pass a $33 billion Afghan War supplemental this week. We cant afford war. Amy Goodman is the host of Democracy Now!, a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 800 stations in North America. She is the author of Breaking the Sound Barrier, recently released in paperback and now a New York Times best-seller.We cant afford war amyGOODMAN Special to Florida Weekly OPINION To the Editor: Please allow me to respond to an article written by Ms. Peg Goldberg Longstreth in your July 1 edition.I am outraged by her suggestion to change this countrys national anthem, which she alleges is a song about war. This couldnt be further from the truth.The Star Spangled Banner was written by an American patriot, Francis Scott Key, who was sent on a mission to negotiate differences between Great Britain and the fledgling United States of America, and who witnessed the attack on Fort McHenry in Baltimore Harbor. The inspiration comes from witnessing the awe of our American flag flying high over a beleaguered U.S. military installation as representing the courage and heroic fortitude of the defenders of our American liberty. It is about our nations flag and all it stands for, not the war. Ms. Goldberg Longstreth also alleges the tune is essentially unsingable. Im certain all of us have heard more than one beautiful, moving rendition of our national anthem, perfectly executed. I am also certain there are many of us, myself included, who cannot sing The Star Spangled Banner in perfect tune. But to suggest changing our national anthem to empower even non-professionals to sing it in perfect key is a silly rationale. To participate with everyman singing the national anthem in unison, filled with pride and emotion, each uninhibited and in their own comfortable key, is its own beauty. If you have never experienced that particular American pleasure, I suggest you attend a major league baseball game. Very truly yours, Carla DAntonio NaplesDefending our national anthemEva Moskowitz has become an expert at being hated. It started a few years ago when the bleeding-heart liberal, as she describes herself, served on the New York City Council as chairwoman of the education committee. In an excess of public spiritedness, she subjected the contract of the United Federation of Teachers, as well as the contracts of the principals and custodians, to critical scrutiny at public hearings. Her life would never be the same.She still talks of those contracts with outraged astonishment. When she visited schools, she would ask what sounds like a setup for a joke: Does your custodian change your light bulbs? The answer: Not quite. They would change the bulbs, but not the ballast which starts the current in a fluorescent bulb because thats not in their contract. Custodians can paint the walls of a classroom only up to 10 feet high, after which the official painters must take over. A teacher can be fired only after an elaborate arbitration procedure. Since the union approves the arbitrators, it will nix anyone who has been notably unforgiving of teacher malfeasance in the past. Only 10 teachers were fired out of 55,000 tenured teachers in 2008. The UFT took its revenge by defeating Ms. Moskowitz in a race for Manhattan borough president in 2005. But it is not yet rid of this meddlesome woman. As the hard-charging CEO of the Harlem Success Academy, a network of four soon to be seven charter schools, she is on a mission to demonstrate how education can work unencumbered by the insane constraints of the established system. Its amazing what you can accomplish, she says, when you design your schools around teaching and learning and dont think of yourself as an employment program for grown-ups. Almost all of Harlem Success students are black or Latino, and three-quarters qualify for free or reduced lunch. Last year, 100 percent of its third-graders passed the standardized state math exam, and 95 percent passed the English test, far outpacing the local school districts and ranking the academy 32nd in all of New York states 3,500 public schools. For her critics, its another reason to hate Ms. Moskowitz. The union imports activists to protest her schools. Last year, a charming mob greeted Harlem Success children arriving for the first day of school with chants of Dont be fooled, abort charter schools. Ms. Moskowitz didnt set out to be a union target. Im not a Milton Friedman, she says. I just think kids are getting screwed by a system thats horrible. She is part of a nationwide revolt against the union-dominated education blob, running the gamut from liberal reformers like her on the left to fiscal conservatives like Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey on the right. For the unions, it should be a worrisome sign that you can engage in a conspiracy against the public interest for only so long before creating a backlash. As a Harlem Success parent said over and over in a rejoinder to protesters outside one of the schools: My baby is learning. Courtesy of the education establishments Public Enemy Number One. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.Revolt against the blobBY RICH LOWRYGUEST OPINION
Family Owned and Operated for 21 years A top 25 Toyota Dealer in the U.S. The number 2 Toyota and Scion Dealership in 5 state SET region:** North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Florida 2009 Presidents Award Winner*** 2009 Board of Governors Award (Top 60 in U.S.)*** 2009 Customer Service Advisory Award*** Two Service Departments with 105 bays to service all makes and models, New and Pre-owned. The Only Toyota Certified Collision Center between Bradenton and Miami Areas largest selection of Toyota Certified, domestic and import vehicles UNLIMITED TIME UNLIMITED MILESNationwide Lifetime Ltd. POWERTRAIN Warranty is Non-factory & good at ANY participating ASE Service Center. 75 41
For Jenny Craig, every day is the beginning of a new life. As a licensed clinical social worker with a background in psychology, neurology and sociology, Ms. Craig spends most of her time as a ray of light piercing through other peoples dark spots. Her mantra: Changing the world, one joy at a time. Ms. Craig is a national educator, consultant, published author, personal coach and CEO of Insite Strategist. She may specialize in wellness from the neck up, but at the end of the day, shes only human, just like the rest of us. With so many hours logged helping others, how does this emotional intelligence powerhouse stay motivated? From her private outpatient psychotherapy practice to her work with educators and families on topics ranging from bully prevention to basic psychology, shes has picked up a few tips that keep her inspired. But she says its per personal commitment to joy and positive thinking that keeps her going. I stay motivated by choosing to think positive, she says, allowing that her background in neurology and psychology helps her understand the importance of each and every thought. After we think a thought, within 20 seconds our bodies are flooded with chemicals that correspond to that thought, she says. The resulting feeling, she explains, either inspires action toward a goal or causes one to become fearful and do nothing. She uses awareness tools to train her brain toward positive thought. She wears an I AM wristband to remind herself that she is everything she thinks she can be and to help keep her focus on taking action. She also maintains relationships with what she calls accountability buddies people with whom she has shared her biggest dreams. Staying in contact with my support system forces me to face my fears, ask for help, be accountable and celebrate my progress, she says. She also wears a ring thats inscribed: I am grateful for. She says feeling grateful can quickly remind my brain how truly beautiful life really is and what really matters. Craig says over time she has finally learned to listen to her instincts and follow her passion of helping people find authentic joy in their lives. Her journey has been one of challenges, difficult circumstances and people who have helped her understand that journey. She says her life has been shaped by arduous, formidable people and experiences combined with amazing, beautiful, inspirational people and experiences. I appreciate difficulties just as much as the amazing times in my life, as it has been in my darkest moments that some of my biggest growth spurts have occurred, making me who I am today, she says. And it is when I have felt supported to follow my dreams that I have worked through any personal fears and taken huge leaps of faith to fulfill them.With her education as an anchor, she created tools to help rewire negative, limiting thoughts to positive expansive thoughts, which changed her mood, choices, behavior and ultimately her life. Those lessons have culminated into a grassroots project called Enjoy It. which she now teaches to others. Segments of the program are being filmed for a documentary and research project.Naples has provided the perfect platform for Ms. Craigs latest project. She says her best ideas come to her when she is feeling joyful, and that her soul is happiest when she is in or around the water. I love watching a sunset over the water, eating delicious cuisine and laughing with friends, all of which are very easy to find in Naples, she says. A perfect day for her includes deep sea fishing with her significant other, Capt. Justin Finch. In their down time, she adds, the two are avid scuba divers and travelers. www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 8-14, 2010 15 MINUTES BY KELLY MERRITT ______________________Special to Florida WeeklyWellness guru hopes to change the world, one joy at a time I am to d ay, n I have f elt d reams that n y personal s of faith to an anc h or rewire neg to positive c h c h an g e d ior an d u l ti e ssons have s roots proj i c h s h e now ments i ng ry e e r w ith Justin e she s cu b a Jenny CraigCOURTESY PHOTO Private Beach Club Championship Pete and P. B. Dye Golf Course Cli Drysdale Tennis Center State-of-the-art Aerobic and Fitness Facilities with Cybex Equipment Formal and Casual Dining Private Boating Access to Estero Bay for Fishing and Kayaking Beach Club and Social Membership Included Private Gated Community, Priced from the $300s No Golf Dues until 2012* There is still time to customize your new home. Call or visit the Sales Center for details.*On select residences, for a limited time. HE loves the Deal ... THERES NO REASON TO WAIT. Private Beach C l ub Championship Pete and P. B. D y e Go l f Cours e Cli Drysdale Tennis Cente r State-of-the-art Aerobic and Fitness Faci l ities with Cy bex Eq ui pm en t Forma l and Casua l Dinin g Private Boatin g Access to Estero Bay for Fishin g and Kaya k in g THEY are too smart to wait. 239-948-9009 888-922-0060 WestBayClub.comORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, REFERENCE SHOULD BE MADE TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. THIS OFFERING IS MADE BY THE PROSPECTUS FOR THE CONDOMINIUM AND NO STATEMENT SHOULD BE RELIED UPON IF NOT MADE IN THE PROSPECTUS. THIS IS NOT AN OFFER TO SELL, OR SOLICITATION OF OFFERS TO BUY, THE CONDOMINIUM UNITS IN STATES WHERE SUCH OFFER OR SOLICITATION CANNOT BE MADE. PRICES, PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. WE ARE PLEDGED TO THE LETTER AND SPIRIT OF THE U.S. POLICY FOR ACHIEVEMENT OF EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY THROUGHOUT THE NATION. WE ENCOURAGE AND SUPPORT AN AFFIRMATIVE ADVERTISING AND MARKETING PROGRAM IN WHICH THERE ARE NO BARRIERS TO OBTAINING HOUSING BECAUSE OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, HANDICAP, FAMILIAL STATUS OR NATIONAL ORIGIN. OBTAIN THE PROPERTY REPORT REQUIRED BY FEDERAL LAW AND READ IT BEFORE SIGNING ANYTHING. NO FEDERAL AGENCY HAS JUDGED THE MERITS OR VALUE, IF ANY, OF THIS PROPERTY. THE DEVELOPER WILL PAY MEMBERSHIP DUES FOR A CHAMPIONSHIP MEMBERSHIP. MEMBER IS STILL RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY FEES ASSOCIATED WITH USING THE MEMB ERSHIP SUCH AS GOLF CART FEES, ANY RENTAL FEES, ETC. OFFER AVAILABLE ONLY WITH SELECT RESIDENCES FOR A LIMITED TIME. PLEASE SEE A SALES AGENT FOR FURTHER DETAILS. SHE loves the Choices ...
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 8-14, 2010 (Prescription medication) is the number one issue for my business right now, says Kevin Lewis, CEO of Southwest Florida Addiction Services. If its not a crisis, it certainly feels like one. Mr. Lewis says 70 percent of patients at the SWFAS detox unit are there to fight addictions to narcotic prescription medications. Ten years ago, the majority of the centers patients were alcoholics, he adds. These issues are at the heart of WGCU Public Medias latest Your Voice program, a quarterly exploration of one topic through public television, radio and Expressions magazine. The topic this time is addiction. (See below.) During nearly three months investigating the topic of addiction, veteran reporter and Your Voice creator Rachelle Grossman heard a common theme. As soon as we started looking into the prescription medications issue, we saw the enormity of it, Ms. Grossman says. Theyve kind of eclipsed any other drug thats out there. Pain, Pills & Profit takes viewers on a fascinating and sometimes unsettling ride as reporters travel along with law enforcement on a sting operation and also delve into the personal lives and homes of painkiller addicts. John, whose identity is protected, talks adamantly about the perils and horrors of addiction before crushing up his last OxyCodone tablet (a narcotic painkiller) and snorting it for the camera. Track marks are visible on his wrists normally, he prefers to cook the crushedup pills in a spoon and inject them. The Medical Examiners Commission report shows the type of medication John is addicted to, a brand of Oxycodone, caused more 1,185 deaths in Florida last year thats more any other type of drug. These (medications) all originate legally in the beginning, says Rod Clarke, a writer and reporter who worked with Ms. Grossman on the documentary. Its unlike the old street drugs although they turn out that way in the long run.Pill mills aboundMany blame a lack of regulation in Florida for breeding pain clinics known as pill mills that profit from prescribing painkillers or anti-anxiety meds indiscriminately. The pills can then be sold on the street. One dealer told reporter Mr. Clarke he could sell the prescription meds on the street for about 10 times the cost of making an office visit and paying for the prescription. I think that the prescription drug threat is underestimated because theres an assumption that because its prescribed by a doctor, its somehow safe, says Deborah Comella, executive director of Drug-Free Southwest Florida. But she adds, You cant paint all pain medication clinics with the same brush. Its a really complicated issue because youve got a lot of people who use the drugs recreationally, and a lot of people who use the drugs in a very appropriate way to get through the day. Mr. Lewis of SWFAS suggests the problem also stems from living in a society in which people feel entitled to medicate away pain or anxiety. Anxiety is part of life, he says. Pain is something you can learn from. Narcotic pain medication works in the brain similarly to heroin, morphine or other opiates, but is synthetic based. Generally, the drugs change the brain chemistry to allow patients to experience more pleasure or feel less anxiety. As deeply satisfying as that may be for a time, addiction specialists say, it also dulls the healthy, larger palette of life, which includes some pain and anxiety. One patient at SWFAS, a man in his late 20s, was prescribed a narcotic painkiller for a broken ankle nine years ago and became addicted to the feeling it gave him. In his case, it lit up his brain chemistry in certain ways, Mr. Lewis says. Hes not really sure that life includes anxiety and pain. He was legitimately frightened of all the things hed experience once he was off his medication. In the majority of cases, autopsies showed that at least a few different drugs had been taken and contributed to a death, even if a narcotic prescription medication was deemed the primary cause. Persistent problemReports from 2008 show prescription pain and anti-anxiety meds were already causing more deaths than other drugs in Florida a rate that continues to climb. Until last year, 38 other states, but not Florida, had passed legislation allowing doctors and pharmacies access to general records showing if a patient had tried before to purchase pain medication. The laws were aimed at stopping doctor shopping by pain pill addicts or street dealers who try to get numerous doctors in a community to write a prescription. Florida passed similar legislation in 2009, called the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. Mr. Lewis and others believe that could be a large step toward alleviating the abuse of prescription medication. But not all of the $1 million needed to put it into practice has been raised. Its still unoperational, says Paul Sloan, owner of First Choice Pain Clinic in Venice and Fort Myers. This problem started years ago, and the legislature never would pass the PDMP bill. And then they do and they dont fund it. This is a program that could have been up and running in a matter of weeks. Its in effect in 38 other states. Were not reinventing the wheel here. This year, Florida passed an anti-Pill Mill law, or Senate Bill 2272, aimed at putting illegally operating pain clinics out of business. A very small minority of unscrupulous people have made a cottage industry out of prescription drugs, says Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp. Its certainly not an aim to put valid (pain clinics and doctors) out of business. But we have an epidemic on our hands. Seven deaths every day is not something we can ignore. Weve got to put these unscrupulous pill mills out of business. Were trying to squeeze (pill mills) from both a law enforcement side and a regulatory side. The new law requires that doctors who accept cash can only dispense enough pain medication for 72 hours. It allows the Department of Health to share information with law enforcement about doctor shoppers and the potential violation of laws by health-care providers. The Department of Health can now also revoke a pain clinics registration. A press release stated that the new law strengthens the existing Prescription Drug Monitoring Program to assist in preventing pill mills from operating in Florida as well as deterring patients from the practice of doctor shopping. And non-physician owners of pain clinics must now undergo background checks to register with the state. But some say loopholes in the bill wont be hard for addicts or street dealers to find. People are creative souls, says Mr. Lewis. Theyll find a way around it.The wild, wild westIn 2006 when Mr. Sloan opened First Choice Pain Clinic, there was little regulation of pain clinics. Although he isnt a doctor, Mr. Sloan was not required by law to register his clinic or to run background checks on the doctors he employs those things he did voluntarily. To curb illegal activity, his clinics do not accept walk-in patients, and Mr. Sloan works with police to catch doctor shoppers. Before running his clinics, he designed house-arrest bracelets for law enforcement. I wanted to meet those requirements that made you better and prove to the powers that be that we werent one of them, he says. He was surprised that opening up a pain clinic was, for him, even an option. I said, Are you kidding me? I can open up a doctors office tomorrow and I dont need a license or anything? he says. I went home and read the statutes that night and said, This is insane. And I did it. You could go open up a pain clinic in a bathroom in a bar, and a patient could sit in one stall and a doctor could sit in one stall and write prescriptions, and there (was) nothing in this state that (said) that cant happen. Thats whats happened in this state from day one, and thats why its become the wild, wild west. But not everyone in the wild west of Florida pain clinics is a drug dealer, he suggests. There is also the mentality that if you take away the medication, the problem goes away, with one big blow, Mr. Sloan says. But the problem is, were not dealing with heroin or cocaine. Were dealing with a medication that is a legitimate medical treatment. But the line between what is necessary to prescribe and what is excessive has been crossed, says Mr. Lewis of SWFAS. The amount of prescriptions going out there is just huge, he says. Its not even close (to what patients actually need). Tune in to WGCU >> Television 8 p.m. Thursday, July 15: Addicted! Simulcast on WGCU-FM A panel of experts and people struggling with addiction will discuss the problem. Calls will be taken from viewers. Re-airs at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, July 17; 10:30 p.m. Sunday, July 18; and 6 p.m. Sunday, July 25. 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 16: Pain, Pills & Pro t A documentary on the distribution, sale and exportation of prescription drugs in Southwest Florida. Re-airs at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 17; 11:30 p.m. Sunday, July 18; and 5:30 p.m. Sunday, July 25. >> Radio Your Voice on Gulf Coast Live! Airs at noon Monday-Friday, July 12-16. July 12: Legal Addictions A live studio audience will talk about smoking, gambling, drinking and sex addictions. To join or reserve a seat, call 590-2525 or go to to firstname.lastname@example.org. July 13: Understanding the 12-step Program July 14: The Pharmacological Treatment of Addiction July 15: The Lois Wilson Story of Al-Anon July 16: A National Look at Addiction in the know Deaths caused by drugs, January-December 2009Illicit drugs total: Naples . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Fort Myers . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Port Charlotte . . . . . . . . . . 2 Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . 624 Cocaine: Naples . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Fort Myers . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Port Charlotte . . . . . . . . . . 1 Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . 529 Heroin: Naples. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Fort Myers . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Port Charlotte . . . . . . . . . . 1 Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Marijuana: Naples . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Fort Myers . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Port Charlotte . . . . . . . . . . 0 Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Prescription medication total: Naples. . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Fort Myers . . . . . . . . . . . 134 Port Charlotte . . . . . . . . . . 5 Florida . . . . . . . . . . . .3,601 Alprazolam (brand name: Xanax) Naples: . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Fort Myers . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Port Charlotte . . . . . . . . . . 0 Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . 822 Diazepam (brand name: Valium) Naples. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Fort Myers . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Port Charlotte . . . . . . . . . . 0 Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . 248 Oxycodone (brand names: OxyContin, Oxydose and Roxicodone) Naples. . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Fort Myers . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Port Charlotte . . . . . . . . . . 3 Florida . . . . . . . . . . . .1,185 Hydrocodone (brand name: Vicoden) Naples. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Fort Myers . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Port Charlotte . . . . . . . . . . 0 Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . 265 Methadone Naples. . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Fort Myers . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Port Charlotte . . . . . . . . . . 2 Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . 720 Morphine Naples. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Fort Myers . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Port Charlotte . . . . . . . . . . 0 Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . 302 Propoxyphene (brand names include Darvon or Darvocet) Naples. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Fort Myers . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Port Charlotte . . . . . . . . . . 0 Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Ethyl alcohol Local statistics not available Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . 559 Source: Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Florida Medical Examiners Report by the numbers PILLSFrom page 1COURTESY PHOTO A freeze frame from the WGCU Your Voice television program and documentary on addiction. A Lee County sheriffs officer arrests a person who allegedly tried to obtain prescription meds with fake MRIs.
WEEK OF JULY 8-14, 2010 NEWS A9 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com BARKER the PARKER OFFERS TWO WAYS TO SAVE! paying $11-$15/day for airport parking.You no longer need a ride to the airport! Clip this coupon and bring it in! $6.99/day $44.95/weekAIRPORT PARKING! Save on Airport Parking Now!*Plus 6% sales tax / RATE CODE 600/ Expiration Date 11/15/2010 (Cannot be combined with other parking offers or prepaid vouchers). Flying out of Fort Myers this summer?You now have a choice for airport parking! Airport Parking only $6.99/day!plus sales tax with coupon* Save Even More with Prepaid Vouchers!7 Day Prepaid Voucher(continuous days)$39.99* RATE CODE 601 10 Day Prepaid Voucher(continuous days)$49.99* RATE CODE 602 14 Day Prepaid Voucher(continuous days)$59.99* RATE CODE 603 21 Day Prepaid Voucher(continuous days)$79.99* RATE CODE 604 30 Day Prepaid Voucher(continuous days)$99.99* RATE CODE 605 Another Way to Save!Prepaid Vouchers must be purchased at least 5 days before your trip. Prepaid vouchers must be used for consecutive days of parking. Prepaid Vouchers make greatHoliday,Birthday&Anniversary gifts. *Plus 6% sales tax 239-334-0200To order any Prepaid Voucher call 239-334-0200 or visit RSWparking.com! Located just off Treeline Avenue in Southwest International Commerce Park 14500 Global Parkway, Ft. Myers FL. 33913 (Located approx. 2 miles north of the airport entrance between Daniels and Alico Road)Located just off Treeline Ave. in Southwest International Commerce Park 14500 Global Parkway, Ft. Myers FL. 33913 (Located approx. 2 miles north of the airport entrance between Daniels and Alico Rd) Lowest prices available for airport parking in Southwest Florida Convenient 24/7 on-demand shuttle service to your terminal in minutes Your car is monitored 24/7 with our high-tech surveillance system Your car is fully insured while on our lot Friendly efficient staff offers superior customer service Luggage assistance Your car is cooled upon your return Express exit program (receipt in car when you return) Special pricing for bereavement travel (Call April at 334-0200 for details) Amex, Visa, Mastercard and Discover credit cards accepted. Sparkling Summer Savings!Save $20.00 off our Auto Detail rateswith this couponAuto only $99.00 SUV & Pick Up Trucks only $119.00* **Plus 6% sales tax Reg price: $119 and $139Expires 11/15/2010 Airport parking is not required to redeem coupon. 239-334-0200Clip this coupon and bring it in! Located just off Treeline Avenue in Southwest International Commerce Park 14500 Global Parkway, Ft. Myers FL. 33913 (Located approx. 2 miles north of the airport entrance between Daniels and Alico Road) 41 75Daniels PkwyAlico RoadCleveland Ave Metro PkwyTreeline Ave / Ben Hill Griffin PkwyS. Tamiami Trail 41Ben CPrattPkwy Reservations and Prepaid Vouchers also available online239-334-0200 / RSWparking.com A ceremonial wildlife release celebrated the start of construction on the Conservancys new von Arx Wildlife Clinic, the latest phase of its multi-million-dollar sustainable campus initiative and part of its Saving Southwest Florida capital campaign. Namesakes Sharon and Dolph von Arx, Conservancy staff, board members, donors and Capital Campaign Committee members were on hand when a rehabilitated mourning dove was returned to the wild, symbolizing the mission of the new clinic: to treat and release injured wildlife back into its native habitat. Mr. and Mrs. von Arx made a $1.5 million gift to the capital campaign to fund a large portion of the new wildlife clinic. When complete, it will have the essential room, tools and resources to treat and save diverse native wildlife species. The couple also pledged $50,000 to fund the Sharon von Arx Flight Recovery Aviary. Other major donors helping to fund the clinic include Barbara W. Moore, Sidney and Nancy Sapakie, Fred and Sue Schulte, Deki Stephenson, Edward and Susan Yawney and one anonymous donor. Additional support was provided by Dr. Robert Schultheis and Chuck and Jean Zboril. The total cost of the new Wildlife Clinic is $2.6 million. The Conservancys wildlife current clinic was built to handle approximately 600-800 cases per year, but is now treating more than 2,500 injured, sick and orphaned wildlife annually in outdated, cramped quarters. The von Arx Wildlife Clinic will have the capacity to treat more than double that number. Its 4,500 square feet will include larger medical facilities and an upgraded interpretive area to educate visitors about the Conservancys wildlife rehabilitation work. The Wildlife Clinic will be a significant enhancement to our Nature Center, enabling us to treat animals in a less stressful environment and increase their chances to be released into the wild, says Andrew McElwaine, president and CEO of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. The new facility will be one of the largest wildlife rehabilitation facilities in this part of the country, he adds. The space will include separate recovery areas for mammals, reptiles and birds, an animal nursery and new operating and X-ray rooms. The clinic will also serve as an education center where the public can learn about rehabilitation efforts without disturbing the wildlife or their treatments. While almost half of the patients are released back into the wild, native wildlife that are either recovering or not able to care for themselves will be placed in an outdoor viewing area. Completion of the von Arx Wildlife Clinic is estimated for second quarter of 2011. In the interim, the original clinic remains operational.Thats not allThe von Arx Wildlife Clinic is part of a campus-wide renovation that will turn the 21-acre Conservancy Nature Center into a model for sustainable design and environmental responsibility. Work was started in April 2009 on various aspects of the project that include: A total remodel of the Discovery Center. A new Environmental Planning Center with updated research laboratories. A new Conservation Hall and theater created from the existing auditorium to be used for increased environmental education programming, meetings and events. A new Interactive Learning Lab for hands-on learning about environmental topics and sustainability. Two constructed wetlands areas serving as natural filter marshes to cleanse storm water before being released into the Gordon River and Naples Bay. New trails, gardens and walkways with native landscaping. New environmental education programs. The project also includes Smith Preserve Way, a new entrance to the Conservancy Nature Center from GoodletteFrank Road that will bring the vision of a Naples Central Park closer to reality. The new entrance will potentially provide access to the Gordon River Greenway Park and the Naples Zoo. Green building practices, sustainability features and best management practices are being incorporated into all aspects of the project. Completion is expected sometime in the first quarter of 2012. For more information about the Conservancys campus renovation and additional naming opportunities, visit www.conservancy.org. Construction begins for Conservancys von Arx Wildlife ClinicSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe Conservancy Wildlife Clinic used a Multi Radiance TQ Solo laser to produce deep-tissue stimulation, which was vital to restoring and proliferating healthy cells at the wound site. On May 30, the eagle was placed in an outdoor recovery area to complete its healing process. When we found the eagle, it was in really bad shape; we honestly werent sure if it would make it, Mr. Healy says. It was wonderful to see it fully recuperated and going home. On June 30, he did the honors of releasing the eagle back into the wild at the general area where it had been found. Although reluctant to fly at first, the raptor eventually returned to the woods behind Wiggins Pass Road. Prior to its release, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission banded the eagle with identification for possible future research. If the eagle is found injured in the future, the banding allows for information to be tracked back to FWC. EAGLEFrom page A1COURTESY PHOTO The bald eagle being treated with a therapeutic low-level laser at the Conservancy Wildlife Clinic.
Our Numbers Add Up to One Childrens Hospital 146 individuals dedicated to childrens health careThe Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida is the only accredited childrens hospital between Tampa and Miami. More than 5,000 children were admitted last year. 103-bed hospital specialized medical programs: neonatal neurodevelopment follow-up, medical day care, cystic brosis, neurobehavioral, cancer, sickle cell, neuroscience center, and cancer counseling center of the top 3 ranked neonatal intensive care units in Florida 56 fellowship trained pediatric specialists 6 certied child life specialists 2 certied pediatric pharmacists 1 certied music therapist 1 certied full-time school teacher For more information, call 239-433-7799 or visit www.LeeMemorial.org.Member of the Florida Association of Childrens Hospitals Member of the National Association of Childrens HospitalsAnd, our numbers are growing!The Childrens Hospital is opening a specialty clinic in Naples in January 2011.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 8-14, 2010 NEWS A11 Youll love our $1,250 LASIKIts our way of saying Thank You for four years in Naples and Bonita.SURPRISE!So grab your phone and call (239) 949.2021or visit www.bonitaeye.com Hwy 41 at Coconut Rd.PER EYESTEPHEN E. PASCUCCI, MD, FACS 45 SHOWROOMS OPENFor a schedule of upcoming events visit our website at www.MiromarDesignCenter.com. Trade showroom s Wednesday, July 14 from 2 to 3 p.m.What is Social Media?Learn how social media integrates technology, telecommunications and social interaction from Cyndee Woolley, an Accredited Public Relations (APR) professional.RSVP is greatly appreciated. Call (239) 390-8207.SEE IT! LEARN IT! BE THE FIRST TO KNOW!Free Seminars By The Experts OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Euro Kitchen DesignsJ ardin de Ville Strauss Bontempi Casa Francesco Molon Fine Lines Duralee Apostol Gallery Planning to vote in the Aug. 24 primary election? Then make sure you are a registered voter and remember to check your political party affiliation. Florida is a closed primary state and the District 2 race for the Collier County Commission is a closed race. Accordingly, only registered Republicans in District 2 will be eligible to vote in this primary election. The winning Republican will face a write-in candidate in the November general election. The District 4 County Commission race is open, and all registered District 4 voters are eligible to participate regardless of party affiliation. The Florida Constitution provides that if all candidates have the same party affiliation, and the winner will not face opposition in the general election, all qualified voters, regardless of party affiliation, may vote in the primary for that office. In this race, the winner will be determined in the primary election. Those who wish to register to vote or change their party affiliation in order to vote in the Aug. 24 election must do so by the Monday, July 26, deadline. To verify registration and party affiliation, visit the Supervisor of Elections office website at www.CollierVotes.com. Under the voter information tab, select review my registration status from the pull-down menu and follow the online instructions. Voters without a party affiliation, or those registered with a minor political party, are always eligible to vote for nonpartisan judicial and school board race candidates, issues and referendums in a primary election. In the general election, all registered voters, regardless of party affiliation, receive the same district ballot and may vote for any candidate or issue on that ballot. For more information, call 252-8450 or visit www.CollierVotes.com. The Naples City Council has set the following workshops and special meetings: 2 p.m. Monday, July 19: Workshop about the Community Redevelopment Area and Tax Increment Financing District Financing. 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, July 26 : Budget workshop. 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 27 : Budget workshop (if necessary). 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2: Workshop about the land and building development process. 5:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13: Preliminary budget hearing. 5:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27: Final budget hearing. Alvarez Sambol & Winthrop, P.A. and Briers CPA, together with the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, are holding general information sessions about BP loss claims. Sessions are set for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, and 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 20, at the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, 25071 Chamber of Commerce Drive, Bonita Springs. There is no charge to attend, but space is limited. To reserve a seat, call 3908882. Its time to check your political party affiliationCity council meetings coming upZoo will hold straw vote on land purchaseBonita meetings will cover BP loss claims The Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is holding a straw vote to gauge citizen interest in Collier Countys purchase of 22 acres of land north of the Zoo. Votes can be cast between 6:30 and 9 p.m. Monday, July 12, during the Golden Gate Candidates and Issues Forum at the Golden Gate Community Center.The acreage would increase the size of the Zoo by 50 percent. Zoo representatives and county officials are awaiting an appraisal of the property being conducted by the Trust For Public Land and expect to have the figures this week, according to David Tetzlaff, the Zoos executive director, and Ray Carroll, president of the board of directors.While there are many intangible benFor 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 amefits from expanding the Zoo from educating children to wildlife conservation we also know this is about hard dollars, the Zoo officials wrote in an e-mail. Using the countys economic impact calculator, the Zoo generates more than $25 million a year in economic impact to local businesses. That will only increase as more guests come to explore all thats new. For more information, visit www.caribbeangardens.com.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 8-14, 2010 Workshop focuses on healthy eatingBeyond Motion founders Amy and Rick Lademann will present their third What Should I Eat? workshop from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 10. The program covers all the basics for healthy living without dieting. Participants will develop the skills for cooking and entertaining at home, eating out, traveling and more without sacrifice. The two-hour workshop takes place in two segments: First, learn tips and tricks the pros know for keeping your body lean and strong. Next, sample the foods that will be part of your personal meal plan. Cost is $30 per person, $50 for two, and includes a workbook by Ms. Lademann, nutrition coach and founder of Beyond Motion. For registration, call 254-9300 to register. Beyond Motion is at 11985 Tamiami Trail North, Suite A. The companys website is www. go2beyondmotion.com. Heart Walks raise money to fight illnessMore than 8,000 pairs of feet will hit the pavement in Collier and Lee counties this fall to take steps toward fighting heart disease and stroke, the nations number one and number three killers. People of all ages are encouraged to lace up their shoes and participate in the Southwest Florida American Heart Associations Start! Heart Walks. Last year, the local walks raised $555,000 for cardiovascular disease research, education and prevention initiatives. This year the 17th annual Collier County Start! Heart Walk, which is locally sponsored by an anonymous donor in memory of Kyle Fernstrom, Arthrex and Physicians Regional Healthcare System, will take place Saturday, Nov. 6, at Cambier Park. For details, contact Teresa McInnis at 2874981 or email@example.com. The 2010 Lee County Start! Heart Walk, sponsored by Lee Memorial Health System, will take place Dec. 11 at Centennial Park in Fort Myers. For details, contact Leslie Amick at 273-9223 or firstname.lastname@example.org. At both events, participants have the option of walking or running a 3.1or 1-mile route. The AHA Start! initiative is sponsored nationally by Subway Restaurants. For more information, including custom walking plans, visit www.startwalkingnow.org. Vision aids available The Lighthouse of Collier Inc. has acquired more technology to help the blind and visually impaired gain independence. The magnifiers and optical character readers are available to the public for evaluation at 424 Bayfront Place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. For more information, call 430-3934 or visit www.lighthouseofcollier.org. TO YOUR HEALTH HEALTHY LIVING There has been a great deal of discussion about the idea of investing more than a quarter billion dollars of taxpayer money in a local operation of Jackson Labs, a leading genetics research laboratory. Ive been asked what NCHs position is relative to Jackson Labs. Here is the essence of what I told the Naples Daily News: The real question is: What is the value, measured by benefit (jobs, economic benefit, community benefit, individual benefit, etc.) divided by the cost ($360 million, with $130 million from the state, $130 million from Collier County, and $100 million from philanthropy)? Stated another way: Is Jackson Labs the best use of $360 million in eastern Collier County, or are there better ways to add value for the county? In any health-care initiative, we must think first of what will bring about the greatest good for the greatest number present and future patients, county government, local business, land owners, business organizations (e.g., chamber of commerce and Economic Development Council), potential new/ different businesses and taxpayers. Such thinking has helped guide NCH in its evolution as a large community hospital. One major evolving initiative is evaluating whether to bring graduate medical education (interns and residents) to our system. In this context, I recently visited the University of South Florida. With me were CMO Dr. Aurora Estevez, Chief of Staff Kevin Cooper and Harvard summer intern Brandon Perkovich. Also visiting USF the same day to discuss, among other things, the Jackson Lab initiative were Dolph von Arx, esteemed former chairman of the board of NCH, and Dick Botthof, a loyal friend of the hospital. Our group met with USF Dean Dr. Stephen Klasko; director of the universitys Graduate Medical Education program, Dr. Chuck Paida; COO of the physician practice group, Dr. Robert Belsole, chief administrative liaison John Ekarius; and Associate Director Sue Ann Middleton. They shared their success directing 87 programs and training 701 physicians in nearby and distant hospital systems. The advantages of embracing GME include cost-effective coverage/access for patients, improved quality outcomes and operational improvements, access to graduates who have a tendency to remain in the area for their careers, and financial diversification for both the hospital system and community. We will keep you posted on developments in this area. We live in times of unprecedented health-care change and challenge. How we as a community and a hospital system plan, manage and lead with our limited resources will determine our future success. Jackson Labs and GME are just two opportunities we are studying to ensure responsible growth and development. Finally this week, I a proud to recognize our White Elephant volunteers, who received their first-ever nomination for Best Thrift Store from Gulfshore Life. The team earned second place, and at last weeks volunteer appreciation dinner, supervisor Cameron Johnson declared theyre aiming for first place next year. Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System. Eyeing opportunities for growth and developmentSTRAIGHT TALK allenWEISS email@example.com Middle age might be best time for anti-aging supplementsAnti-aging supplements made up of mixtures might be better than single compounds at preventing decline in physical function, according to researchers at the University of Floridas Institute on Aging. In addition, it appears that such so-called neutraceuticals should be taken before very old age for benefits such as improvement in physical function. The findings from rat studies, published in the journal PLoS One, have implications for how dietary supplementation can be used effectively in humans. I think it is important for people to focus on good nutrition, but for those of advanced age who are running out of energy and not moving much, were trying to find a supplement mixture that can help improve their quality of life, said Christiaan Leeuwenburgh, senior author of the paper and chief of the biology of aging division in the UF College of Medicine. Scientists do not fully understand all the processes that lead to loss of function as people age. But more and more research points to the mitochondrial free radical theory of aging, that as people age, oxidative damage piles up in individual cells such that the energy-generation system inside some cells stops working properly. To address that problem, many antiaging studies and supplements are geared toward reducing the effects of free radicals. The UF researchers investigated the potential anti-aging benefits of a commercially available mixture marketed for relieving chronic fatigue and protecting against muscle aging. The supplement contains the antioxidant coenzyme Q10, creatine a compound that aids muscle performance and ginseng, which also has been shown to have antioxidant properties. The study gauged the effects of the mixture on physical performance as well as on two mechanisms that underlie the aging process and many age-related disorders: dysfunction of the cells energy-producing powerhouses, known as mitochondria, and oxidative stress. The researchers fed the supplement to middle-aged 21-month-old and latemiddle-aged 29-month-old rats corresponding to 50to 65-year-old and 65to 80-year-old humans, respectively for six weeks, and measured how strongly their paws could grip. Grip strength in rats is analogous to physical performance in humans, and deterioration in grip strength can provide useful information about muscle weakness or loss seen in older adults. Grip strength improved 12 percent in the middle-aged rats compared with controls, but no improvement was found in the older group. Measurements of the function of mitochondria corresponded with the grip strength findings. Stress tests showed that mitochondrial function improved 66 percent compared with controls in middle-aged rats but not in the older ones. That suggests that supplementation might be of greater effect before major age-related functional and other declines have set in, the researchers said. It is possible that there is a window during which these compounds will work, and if the intervention is given after that time it wont work, said Jinze Xu, first author of the paper and a postdoctoral researcher at UF. The researchers are working to identify the optimal age at which various interventions can enhance behavioral or physical performance. Very few studies have been done to show the effect of interventions on the very old. Interestingly, although the older rats had no improvement in physical performance or mitochondrial function, they had lowered levels of oxidative damage. That shows that reduction of oxidative stress damage is not always matched by functional changes such as improvement in muscle strength. As a result, research must focus on compounds that promote proper functioning of the mitochondria, since mitochondrial health is essential in older animals for reducing oxidative stress, the researchers said. And clinical trials need to be performed to test the effectiveness of the supplements in humans. SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYCOURTESY PHOTO Jinze Xu and Christiaan Leeuwenburgh
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 8-14, 2010 A13 Call: 239.995.82003420 Hancock Bridge Parkway | North Fort Myers, Florida 33903 C 95 0 0 Brie Parkway | North Fort Myers Now its easy to own a waterfront condo starting from only $234,900 Huge Waterfront Condos in Fort Myers, Florida!PRICED TO MOVE! ACT NOW! *WITH THE USE OF PREFERRED LENDER. PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. CONTACT AGENT FOR DETAILS.DIRECTIONS FROM I-75 Take exit 138 west onto Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. Make a right turn onto Monroe Street, followed by a quick left onto Main Street. Merge onto US 41 North. After crossing the bridge, make a left onto Hancock Bridge Parkway.Easy Financing Available Only 3.5% Down*FHA Approved!EXCLUSIVE SALES & MARKETING NorthStarYachtClub.com Follow Us OnView Our Video Online MUSEUM NEWS The Collier County Museum in Naples presents a series of free lectures at 2 p.m. every Wednesday. The museum is in the Collier County Government Complex at U.S. 41 and Airport Pulling Road. Heres whats coming up: July 14: Comets: Strange Visitors from Outer Space Learn about the different classes of comets and their highly elliptical orbits. July 21: The Second Spanish Colonial Period: 1763 to 1819 Great Britain relinquished the colonies of East and West Florida to Spain in 1783. Spain had little interest, and soon Florida became a refuge for displaced Indian tribes, renegades, pirates and soldiers of fortune. July 28: Plume Hunting and its Effects on Floridas Wading Birds When fashion-conscience consumers ushered in an era of feather trade that developed to ornament ladies hats, plume hunting grew from a small scale interest to wholesale slaughter. Aug. 4: Epiphytes of Florida Learn about native orchids, bromeliads, ferns and other air plants. Aug. 11: The Pine Flat Woods Contrary to first impressions, Floridas pine flat woods are diverse in both plant and animal life. Aug. 16: Floridas Indigenous Tribes When Ponce de Leon set foot on the Florida peninsula in 1513, more than 30 Native American cultures, both agriculturalists and hunter-gatherers, made their home there. Aug. 25: The French and Indian War: 1755 to 1763 Known as the Seven Years War in Europe, the French and Indian War was the first real world war, as it was fought on every major continent (except Antarctica) and every major ocean throughout the world. For more information about the free lecture series at the Collier County Museum, call 252-8476. Free history lessons presented at the Collier County MuseumDiscover Florida history infused with a little dramatic stage presence when the Collier County Museums theater company debuts in the fall. The Historically Speaking Theatre Company will present Killing Mister Watson as its inaugural production in October. Celebrating its 100th anniversary, the story recounts how Edgar Watson, a sly yet reserved sugarcane farmer in the mosquito-infested Ten Thousand Islands, was murdered by residents of Chokoloskee. This summer, the fledgling company is scouting for members to join in the fun of bringing history to life on the stage. Anyone interested in learning more is encouraged to call Mary Margaret Gruszka at the Collier County Museum, 252-8287. Company will add drama to local historyThe Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples and Waterman Broadcasting are searching for a child anchor and meteorologist to be featured in a museum video. Sponsored by NBC2 and ABC7, the summer portion of Mother Natures House: The Four Seasons exhibit will provide children the opportunity to interact with a green screen and prepare news and meteorologist reports. Children ages 8-12 can upload their meteorologist and/or anchor video auditions to the NBC2 and ABC7 websites through July 31. Live casting calls are also scheduled at Robb & Stucky showrooms in Fort Myers on Friday, July 9, and in Naples on Friday, July 16. A 30-second script is available at www. nbc-2.com and www.abc-7.com and will be handed out at the live auditions. Winners will be selected in August by a panel of judges including NBC2/ ABC7 anchors and meteorologists and Cmon Executive Director Joe Cox. The announcements will take place during hurricane seminars at the winning childrens schools in September. The Mother Natures House video will be produced on the NBC2 and ABC7 news sets in October, with the final video unveiled at the Naples International Film Festival in November. The casting calls at Robb & Stucky showrooms will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the above dates. Preregistration is not necessary. For more information, visit the websites above or call Cmon at 514-0084. Kids can audition for museum video 239-261-7157 www.WynnsOnline.com 141 Ninth Street North Naples Must present coupon at time of purchase.Santa Florentine Malbec Red Wine 750 ml. $2.99With Coupon While Supplies LastWhole Beef TenderloinsWill Cut to Order $8.99 lb. With Coupon While Supplies Last For over 70 years offering Wholeseome fresh products to our customers. Wynns is now carrying a large selection of Natural, Organic, and Gluten-Free products.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA14 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 8-14, 2010 Pets of the Week >> Peyton is a gray domestic shorthair whos about 3 months old. He loves to play with other cats and has a blast with his toys.>> Jade is a beautiful boxer whos about 2 years old. Shes very playful. >> Lance is about 18 months old. He likes long walks. >> Sandi is a cream and white shorthair. Shes about 5 years old and has had her front paws declawed.To adopt a petCollier County Domestic Animal Services is at 7610 Davis Blvd. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Adoptions begin at 11 a.m. and are processed through closing time. Adoption fees are $60 for cats and $85 for dogs and include spay/neuter surgery, a bag of pet food, pets license and a micro-chip ID. Call 252-PETS (7387) or visit www.collierpets.com to search for a lost pet or to nd a new pet. 100% blade-freeCall for details 791-2020 www.bettervision.netDiscount on bilateral procedure. Expires 8.31.10 Jonathan M. Frantz, MD, FACS The areas leading LASIK Surgeon in experience & technology .n et y THE PATIENT AND ANY OTHER PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT HAS A RIGHT TO REFUSE TO PAY, CANCEL PAYMENT, OR BE REIMBURSED FOR PAYMENT FOR ANY OTHER SERVICE, EXAMINATION, OR TREATMENT WHICH IS PERFORMED AS A RESULT OF AND WITHIN 72 HOURS OF RESPONDING TO THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE FREE, DISCOUNTED FEE, OR REDUCED FEE SERVICE, EXAMINATIONS, OR TREATMENT. THE RISKS, BENEFITS AND ALTERNATIVES WILL BE DISCUSSED DURING THE PATIENTS CONSULTATION. SOME RESTRICTIONS. SAVE$1,000 JULY AND AUGUST A really deal for Florida residents during the dog days of Summer Garment District Get the Royal Treatment From The UP TO $1,500 ENERGY TAX CREDIT WIND KING OFFERS THE ONLY IMPACT WINDOW SYSTEM IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA THAT CARRIES THE GOOD HOUSEKEEPING SEAL35 YEARS EXPERIENCECALL TODAY FOR A FREE ESTIMATE 239-332-KING(5464) True Factory Direct Pricing Locally Manufactured Full Line of Hurricane Resistant Pr oduct Supplied by Manufacturers Lifetime Warranty LOW PRICE GUARANTEEVISIT OUR FT. MYERS SHOWROOM 8890 SALROSE LANE #104 FT. MYERS, 33912 Disaster planning must include your petphone, as well as a friend or relative living out of the area. That way, if you cant get to your home phone, you can still be reached and reunited with your pet. Put your pets records in one easyto-grab spot. Make a simple file with updated records of your pets vaccinations and other health records, as well as his license and microchip information, and details on his pet-health insurance provider. Include some good pictures of your pet with simple, uncluttered backgrounds, so if you need to make lost pet posters, you can. Put this material with the rest of your important papers in a place safe from fire or flood. Have carriers and restraints at hand. Youre not going to get advance warning of some disasters, such as earthquakes. But if you know a storm is on the way or a wildfire may turn your way, make sure you get your pet inside. Sturdy crates and carriers belong on the list of musthaves, along with restraints, including comfortable box muzzles for dogs and soft face-shield muzzles and restraint bags for cats. While you may trust your pet to remain calm, its better to be prepared: An injured or scared pet may lash out in self-defense. Include your pets needs in your emergency kit. Always keep ample supplies on hand of your pets food, medications, litter and enough water to cover your pet as well as your human family members. (And rotate all supplies regularly.) A first-aid kit should cover your pets needs as well as your own and should include a compact first-aid guide geared to pets. If your pet eats canned food, dont forget to throw in a spare can opener and a spoon. Disposable dishes and litter boxes can be useful as well. One of the best investments you can make when it comes to preparation is to know basic first aid for pets and people alike. For a directory of instructors in your area, check PetTech.net or ask your veterinarian for information. Hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, wildfires and even man-made disasters have brought home to us all in recent years that a crisis can happen at any time, in any community. Just as you cant leave preparing for your human family members to chance, you need a plan to ensure the safety of your pets. Here are some steps to get you started: Make a plan. Prepare for all possibilities, including that you may be away from home when disaster strikes. Get to know your neighbors, and be prepared to help each other out. Find out from local emergency operation agencies, shelters, veterinary organizations and your own veterinarian what the local emergency response plans are and what help they can provide for you and your pet. Keep ID on your pets. Most animals survive a disaster, but too many never see their families again. Thats because many pets arent equipped with a way to determine which pet belongs to which family. Pets should always wear a collar and identification tags. Better still is a permanent identification that cant slip off, such as an imbedded microchip. Make sure one of the numbers on your pets ID and chip records is your cell PET TALES Pet preparednessBY DR. MARTY BECKER & GINA SPADAFORI_______________________________Universal Uclick COURTESY PHOTOCrates and carriers are essential to keeping pets and people safe in a crisis.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 8-14, 2010 NEWS A15 Bedroom, Dining, Living Room Furniture Sink Vanities Outdoor Furniture and Accessories WHOLESALE to the PUBLIC! UP TO 50% OFF ON SELECTED FLOOR SAMPLESSHOP US LAST FOR THE BEST PRICE!!! Now Carry Telescope Casual Mon-Fri 9-5 Sat 9-1 Sun closed Inside Out Furniture Warehouse592-1387 2097 Trade Center Way NaplesWe Fazio courses get pretty wild. Capture the most thrilling game of your life on Bonita Bay Easts two Tom Fazio courses. Where will you nd the thrill of golf? Your hunt ends here. Rates and availability to play, subject to change without notice. DAILY PLAY. $45 PER PLAYER. $35 AFTER 12PMbook a tee time: BonitaBayEast.com or call 239-353-5100. On Immokalee Rd., 6 miles east of I-75. ASK ABOUT our UNLIMITED PLAY SUMMER PASSPORT. ASK ABOUTOUR SUMMERLASIK SPECIALsurgery must be scheduled by August 14th Dont get touchy when I ask. I dont mean to get under your skin. I just want the skinny about your response to the word super-organism. Do you imagine a ripped sexy bionic body? Or does your fancy go to a genetic engineers laboratory? Maybe you simply see red capes and spandex with logos. As I see it, a super-organism is an organism consisting of many organisms. The technical Wiki definition is: a collection of agents which can act in concert to produce phenomena governed by the collective. Anthills and bee hives are examples of super-organisms. Each individual is clearly a part of an enterprise larger than itself. Each creature has its own job to do to benefit the greater community. Some examples of these phenomena are uncanny. Consider the deluded singularity of the sponge. If a living sponge is passed through a sieve into water, the individual cells will float about, flailing it seems, until they reconstitute themselves, good as new as if nothing has happened, into another sponge. Even uncannier is the naked mole rat. These creatures live underground in the tough, dry conditions of East Africa. They cleverly cope with dire lack of environmental resources. A single tuber can be a food source over many years because only the inside of the tuber is eaten. This allows the tuber to regenerate, creating a kind of underground feeding of the multitudes miracle. Naked mole rats are also amazing in other ways: They have the longest rodent life span: 28 years. They are cancer resistant. And due to the absence of a neurotransmitter, they do not receive pain signals from their skin. If this were not enough to make a claim to fame, there is more. The naked mole rat community is a mammalian superorganism. Like bees and ants, each colony has one queen mother, from one to three studs, and many workers. The workers are larger, sterile and more reactive to the environment. Each individual naked mole rat can also be seen as a kind of super-organism. Each one is, after all, made up of cells. Cells are the basic functional units of life, the smallest unit that is classified as a living thing. So we could view all multi-cellular life forms as super-organisms. The goal of the NIH Human Microbiome Project is identifying and characterizing the microbial flora of humans. The number of non-human cells found in a body outnumbers the human body cells ten to one. The non-human genes outnumber body genes by a hundred to one. Human cells are minorities in their own super-organism. Of the five body sites of focus in this project, the one of most interest to me is the skin. In the two square meters of skin covering each human, there are over a thousand species of bacteria from 19 different phyla. Each alien skin squatter brings to the skin its own unique contribution. I particularly enjoy the ones who create the uniquely lovely softness of the inside of the arm in front of the elbow. Just feel right there right now. The common enterprises of the human skin cells and of the majority skin aliens include protection, temperature regulation and evaporation functions. But the usual view is that all these skin aliens and their human skin cellular minority neighbors work together to create the frame of the human body, the barrier that both defines and separates that body from the world surround. But I do not want to grasp at this conceptualization For me, the beauty of skin is not the separating, but the possible interfacing. Intertriginous areas, skin areas within a body that can touch or rub, like armpits or cleavage or buttocks, compel. But more compelling is the possibility of contact with the skin of the other. The movement from wall and frame and barrier to emergent haptic communication MUSINGS Rx firstname.lastname@example.org Haptic Rx is the FloridaWeekly muse who hopes to inspire profound mutiny in all those who care to read. Our Rx may be wearing a pirate cloak of invisibility, but emanating from within this shadow is hope that readers will feel free to respond. Who knows: You may even inspire the muse. Make contact if you dare.interface is the touchstone of compassion and shared project. And ecstasy. In the Gaia hypothesis, earth itself and its surrounding biosphere are also super-organism. In this view our complexly skinned singularity, touching and untouched, is mere component, not entire universe. No one is left behind by the primordial Earth goddess who reveals the earth as a single organism. This gets under my skin. This touches me.
(239) 482-5110 (239) 262-8182 Many Sale Items on showroom oor in all departments $50.00$100.00any dining room set of $2000 or more*1 regular priced home accessory. Includes: lamps, bedding ensembles, picture, silk plants & trees, rugs and table lamps*10% Any sofa with a 3 pc. living room purchase*any bed with the purchase of a dresser, mirror or either a night stand or chest* any sleeper* any sectional*10% 20%20%
BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUSINESS INDUSTRY BSECTIONWEEK OF JULY 8-14, 2010 WEEK at-a-glance Hosts with the mostSee who attended the Southwest Florida Concierge Association to-do, and more business events. B7-8 The Economic Development Council of Collier County has launched Grow Collier: Celebrating Colliers Existing Businesses, a campaign to show appreciation to businesses for the contributions they make to the economy and further identify programs and services that will help them succeed. The EDC has always devoted significant time and resources to serving existing businesses through Economic Gardening and other programs, and this summer we want to reach out to more of those businesses and celebrate their success, says Tammie Nemecek, EDC president and CEO. The third major outreach effort of the EDC over the past year. Grow Collier is the evolution of the Southwest Florida JOBS! program that started in April 2009. The goal of the campaign is to reach out to 300 businesses in 60 days. The EDC is setting its sights very high for this campaign, but we have a dedicated group of volunteers who are willing to go the distance, says Tim Cartwright, EDC board member and vice president of the Economic Gardening initiative. By using members of the Business Outreach Committee and Economic Gardening Task Force who are already involved, and asking each of them to bring a friend or colleague to assist in this effort, we feel confident we will be able to reach our goal. On the moneyThe Motley Fool has advice, insights to educate, amuse and enrich. B6 Coastal livingCheck out great beach homes from coast to coast. B9 SEE EDC, B4 COURTESY PHOTOIts been five years since the last hurricane hit Southwest Florida in the form of Hurricane Wilmas Category 3 wind. Couple that with an economy struggling to break free of two years of weak sales, and area businesses could be unprepared for a major storm. This hurricane season, which runs through Nov. 30, is forecast to be more active than most, with as many as seven major hurricanes predicted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. I think like everybody else, (businesses) have probably become a little complacent, said Gerald Campbell, chief of planning at Lee County Emergency Management. And with the economic times, they are having to make some really hard decisions, particularly regarding preparing and planning. If theyre short sighted, they may not see any immediate payback with that stuff. U.S. Department of Labor statistics suggest that many companies are unprepared for disasters. More than 40 percent of small businesses that experience one never reopen and another 25 percent close down in two years, the federal government says. Investing a little extra time and money in a business continuity plan, on the other hand, could pay off in the wake of an event that is cataclysmic to competitors. We figured out a long time ago, if youre the only popcorn stand going after the storm youre going to sell a lot of popcorn, said Brian Rist, president of Storm Smart Industries, a hurricane shutter manufacturer. Purchasing disaster insurance can be a significant cost. So can supplies such as a generator or professional data backup services. But there are also plenty of lower-cost options, especially for small businesses. With businesses trying to conserve costs, spending money on items they may or may not need is harder to justify, said Katie Wynn-Traina, a spokesperson for Ace Hardware. (But) there are little things that at the very least businesses need to keep up to date on so they can prepare themselves to get back up and running after a storm. A preparedness plan that employees are aware of is the first step.Is your business ready for the next big one?I think like everybody else, (businesses) have probably become a little complacent ... Gerald Campbell, chief of planning at Lee County Emergency Management Dont let a hurricane sneak up on youBY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ oridaweekly.com SEE HURRICANE, B5 Volunteers still welcome to conduct EDC surveysSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY Campaign seeks to cultivate success for Collier businesses
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF JULY 8-14, 2010 Sunbelt O ce FurnitureNaples239-566-2857O ce Furniture & Design239-337-1212Let us create a healing environment for your patients www.ofdc-inc.com by New York Style Pizza www.southstreetnaples.com | 239.435.9333 Visit website for Calendar of Events and Menu1410 Pine Ridge Rd. | Open 7 Days 11a-2a M-F 11am-2pm 6 Lunches for $6 18 Lunches under $8Happy Hour$2DOMESTIC BOTTLES/DRAFTS$4ALL WELLS & HOUSE WINES$5SPECIALITY MARTINISIncluding Patron Ritas and Absolut Cosmos NEW MENU! NOW 24 BEERS ON TAP! $5 APPS & 9 PIZZAS(Toppings Extra) MONEY & INVESTINGSearching for the equity market bottom Since the equity bottom was reached in March 2009, the U.S. equity market climbed some 80 percent and along the way had only two significant corrections. Each was 9 percent in size and each lasted only one month, until now. This current decline is different; it has taken the U.S. equity market down 17 percent. The advance from the March 2009 low reached a peak, at least an interim peak, on April 26, 2010, with the S&P500 at 1220. In little less than 75 days, the market has retreated to 1011 as of the July 1 close, a level that was seen some 10 months earlier, in September 2009. At junctures such as this, investors want to know how far the market will retreat and when they will be able to tell that it has bottomed. In hindsight, the answer will be perfectly clear. Until then, only postulations to these questions can be offered. Fundamental analysis is the mainstay of equity investing. It suggests ranges of multiples to be applied to ranges of earnings to determine valuation levels, all based on fundamental analysis of earnings, interest rates, inflation expectations, dollar strength, the economy, etc. But in corrections, technical talk and observations seem to dominate, and many well-known technicians are paraded on investment cable TV. In declines, no one is asking portfolio managers at what P/E multiple the market will bottom. There are many tools that technicians use, but some measures are considered mainstays. In declines, technical analysts frequently calculate specific percentages of retracement when determining how far a market will recede. One formula is: the gain from the bottom (March 2009) to the nearest top (April 2010) which is then multiplied by certain well-established percentages: 38 percent, 50 percent and 62 percent. These are called Fibonacci levels, which is an article in and of itself. For the U.S. equity market, the corresponding levels in the S&P500 would be 1010 (a 38 percent retracement of the gain); 944( a 50 percent retracement) and 876 (a 62 percent retracement). It is thought that any market correction exceeding 62 percent might not be just a correction within a bull; it might be resumption of a bear, with the market dropping to previous lows (in this case March 2009 lows) or lower. Ouch! So, as of July 2, with the S&P500 at 1022, many technical analysts would consider the last several months decline to be well within the ranges of normal retracements and further substantive losses could still be within the range of a normal correction. Besides wanting to know how low will it go, investors want to know when it has bottomed. Again, while the answer is best known in hindsight, technicians are looking for price action and confirming volume. Frequently, the market bottom will not be marked by good news or any specific event. The market just gets to a point where the sideline cash says this is cheap and they provide the floor. They often provide huge volume on an up day. A thrust up and big volume is often a significant signal of a reversal of a downtrend. Look at the resumption of the upward trend in February 2010. It was marked by big up volume on Feb. 5 and 9. Feb. 5 marked a halt to the decline on big volume (a strong hammer in Japanese candlestick charting a large thrust down in price, but price closes at the days high) and Feb. 9s big volume on a rising day after several days of uptrend. Take a look at the decline since April. It has been marked by larger than average volume on down days. The decline is characterized by several days of thrusts down throughout May. Another characteristic of a market bottoming is the performance of the market leaders. The idea is that theses stocks were leading the market before the decline and these same story stocks can lead the market out of the decline. They bottom earlier than the market, unless the parameters for investing have totally shifted. Leaders in 2010 include: Apple; VMWare; Dollar General; NetFlix; Baidu band SanDisk. Goldman Sachs; Amazon and Google have faded in recent months from this leadership. Take a look at these charts and you will see that most of them were bottoming one to four months before the March 2009 official bottom in U.S. equities. In fact many were bottoming in November and December. Another way to look at leadership is in the foreign markets/indices. Hong Kongs Seng the Indias Bombay Stock Exchange; the Brazils Bovespas Stock Index and the German DAX have been relatively strong in the past four to six months and you might expect them to lead on the way up in worldwide equities. Yes, China did lead the world market in the fall of 2008 when it bottomed, but China has been relatively weak in recent months, as have the U.S. and Great Britain. In declines, many people just want to forget about their portfolio. They think it is just best to sit with what they have. In rising markets, they do not feel that way. They are more willing to switch from a non-performer to a performer and improve relative performance. The opportunities still exist but the psyche freezes. Working with a financial adviser can be helpful in addressing portfolio issues in volatile markets. These professionals have weathered many declines and they still can frequently see opportunities that some investors find too painful or too fearful to address. 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. jeannetteSHOWALTER, CFA email@example.com
Rum Row Marvelous waterfront estate with over 9,500 square feet of living space. Breathtaking views over Buccaneers Cove. Quick access to the Gulf. Port Royal Club membership eligibility. $14,250,000 Beachfront Extraordinary beachfront oering. Sizable lot with magnicent Gulf views. Walk to Naples Pier & 3rd Street South from this charming home. $8,300,000 Lantern Lane Beautifully conceived living space overlooking the natural habitat of Lantern Lake. Designed by the well known Naples rm of Herscoe-Hajjar, Architects, Inc. Port Royal Club membership eligibility. $5,950,000 Spyglass Lane Situated on two wide water estate lots with magnicently landscaped grounds. Originally built in 1993 and renovated in 2006 & 2008 by Newbury North Associates. Port Royal Club membership eligibility. $10,995,000 Gordon Drive One of Naples most sought after beachfront locations. Expansive beach frontage on south Gordon Drive with older home. $10,495,000 Gordon Drive Pristine estate lot on Cutlass Cove provides a remarkable safe harbor just around the bend from Gordon Pass and the Gulf of Mexico. Cutlass Cove Beach Club and Port Royal Club membership eligibility. $2,750,000 Fort Charles Drive Spectacular long water view estate site. Close to the Port Royal Club. Expansive lot and one-half creates a large building envelope along Morgans Cove. Port Royal Club membership eligibility. $5,900,000 Sancerre Luxury beachfront living at its nest. Over 4,000 A/C square feet consisting of three bedrooms plus den. Private elevator and Gulf views. In close proximity to all downtown Naples has to oer. $3,550,000 Kings Town Drive Dramatic views over Treasure Cove from this architectural masterpiece designed by renowned architect Kasimir Korybut. Elegant, yet comfortable, tropical living. Port Royal Club membership eligibility. $5,950,000 Galleon Drive ree and one-half Port Royal lots overlooking Naples Bay with multiple building opportunities. Port Royal Club membership eligibility. $17,900,000 Sancerre A unique beachfront condominium exquisitely nished in the modern tradition and reecting a passion for the arts and comfortable contemporary living. $3,875,000CAMPBELL & PREBISH, LLC | Real Estate Professionals1167 THIRD STREET SOUTH | UNIT #209 | NAPLES, FL 34102 P. 239.357.6628 | F. 262.4601 | WWW.CAMPBELLPREBISH.COM Just Sold Sale Pending Sale Pending Just Sold Nelsons Walk Sensational vistas from this stunning residence situated on two Port Royal lots with expansive water frontage. Port Royal Club membership eligibility. $12,900,000 Just Listed
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF JULY 8-14, 2010 USCG Licensed & InsuredAvailable On-Call for: Private Piloting / Boater Training Boat Deliveries / Wedding CeremoniesCaptain Jim Albert (239) 593-7475 (Of ce) 2240 Davis Blvd Naples, FL 34104 Open 6 days a week! Complete Collision Repair 24 hour Towing Rentals239-775-6860 www.economybodyshop.com Email : firstname.lastname@example.org If an ACCIDENT gets you off course Remember.......ALL ROADS LEAD TO US YEARS PROFESSIONAL SERVICE ALL INSURANCE CARRIERS WELCOME ON-SITE RENTALS STATE OF THE ART PAINT BOOTHS DIGITAL PAINT MATCHING SYSTEM DIGITAL MEASURED FRAME MACHINES PAYMENT OPTIONS AVAILABLE PEST PROBLEMS?Call Larue... We Know Just What To Do.Larue does an outstanding job for Hope Hospice. Larues professionals call back, show up on time and are customer focused. John Cioban, Hope Hospice of Southwest Florida Joel Soorenko, BrokerVR Business Brokers 5627 Naples Blvd Naples www.VRBB.com/NaplesFort Myers239-277-1662Naples239-596-8200 30 Years of Successful Guidance Business Valuation Existing Business Sales Mergers and Acquisitions Pilates Studio Landscape & Curbing Co. Restoration & Remodeling Co. Sign Co. Asset Sale Day Spa Arcade/Casinos Yacht Broker Shoe Store Storm Shutters Mfg. Architectural Trim Mfg. Hair Salon (4) Childrens Hair Cuttery Catering & Sandwich Shop European Deli Seafood Restaurant Through business and personal relationships as well as a list of businesses provided by the EDC, Grow Collier volunteers contact Collier businesses and ask them to complete a one-page survey. The questionnaire is designed to help the EDC identify second-stage growth companies eligible for significant resources available at no charge through the Economic Gardening program. Economic Gardening is a long-term economic development practice that focuses on helping second-stage entrepreneurs make quicker, more informed decisions about the growth of their companies. Second-stage companies have grown out of the start-up phase but have not yet reached maturity. The entrepreneurs of these high-growth potential companies tend to face similar growth challenges regardless of industry. A typical secondstage company has between 10 and 99 employees and generates gross annual revenues between $1 million and $50 million. Although not all Grow Collier respondents will be eligible to participate in Economic Gardening, the business assessment will help the EDC recognize other needs identify other EDC programs International Trade, Business Retention & Expansion for example, as well as referrals to partner organizations for which those businesses do qualify. Grow Collier is sponsored by BanyanBrown, Lutgert Insurance, BB&T and GrowFL. At the recent launch of the campaign, volunteers received all the information and materials needed to begin speaking with businesses. They also received an overview of programs and services as well as an introduction to the evolution of economic development doctrine. All volunteers will be entered into a raffle for a prize, and the three volunteers who collect the most surveys also will win prizes. Additional volunteers are welcome, and anyone interested is encouraged to call 263-8989 or e-mail edc@eNaplesFlorida.com. EDCFrom page B1 BUSINESS BRIEFS TIB Financial Corp., the parent company of TIB Bank and Naples Capital Advisors, has announced that the bank holding company North American Financial Holdings Inc. has agreed to invest approximately $175 million in TIB through the purchase of newly issued shares of TIB common stock and convertible preferred stock. In addition, during the 18-month period following the closing of its initial investment in TIB, NAFH will have the right to invest up to an additional $175 million. The more we studied TIB, the more impressed we were with its management team and their commitment to their customers and to the excellent service that has long been a hallmark of the company, says Eugene Taylor, NAHF chairman and CEO. TIB has a solid foundation in its current markets. We intend to build on this platform by expanding the banks product line and also through our continued investment in Florida and the greater Southeast.CFO Christopher Marhsall says NAHFs investment is expected to immediately reestablish TIB as a profitable bank. With one of the strongest capital bases of any community bank in Florida, we will be able to expand our lending activity into communities that are clearly in need of credit, he says. The investment is subject to satisfaction or waiver of certain closing conditions.UBS Investment Bank served as financial advisor and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz served as legal advisor to NAFH. Sandler ONeill + Partners served as financial advisor, and Smith Mackinnon served as legal advisor to TIB.Naples-headquartered TIB Financial Corp. has approximately $1.7 billion in total assets and 28 full-service banking offices throughout the Florida Keys, Homestead, Naples, Bonita Springs, Fort Myers, Cape Coral and Venice. TIB Financial Corp. is also the parent company of Naples Capital Advisors Inc., a registered investment advisor with approximately $164 million of assets under advisement. For more information, visit www.tibbank. com and www.naplescapitaladvisors.com. Copies of SEC filings, price quotes, stock charts and other information is available at www.tibfinancialcorp.com. Holding company will invest $175 million in TIBEmployees who leave the office to volunteer in the community may actually boost the companys bottom line by performing better on the job, a new University of Florida study finds.Companies gain when employees volunteerJessica Rodell, who performed research for her UF doctoral dissertation in management and who will begin as a management professor at the University of Georgia this fall, learned that workers given permission to engage in public service tend to work harder, apply themselves on the job and support their employers in the workplace and in the community. Ms. Rodells research takes a critical step toward understanding how involvement in corporate volunteering influences employees behaviors on the job, says Adam Grant, management professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Corporate volunteering can help employees develop skills, build connections with coworkers and experience gratitude and pride toward their employers for facilitating their efforts to contribute to a meaningful cause. Despite the growing popularity of volunteering in the United States and in corporations, there was little research available on how volunteering affects productivity, Ms. Rodell says, adding most studies focus on how volunteering boosts a persons self-esteem rather than the companys economic growth. We have this idea that if employees volunteer, it distracts them from their work. They take longer lunches, leave work early for fundraising events or in the case of the proverbial parent soccer coach spend much of their time on the phone coordinating kids games. On the contrary, however, her research found that employees who volunteer feel more connected to their companies and are more likely to work harder on tasks. (Employees) spoke positively about their employer in public and were less likely to daydream, cyber loaf or take extra time off work. About 27 percent of Americans donate time to a nonprofit organization, and nearly 35 percent of U.S. companies have a volunteer program, Ms. Rodell says. Her study showed that employees perform better at work when companies have a formal volunteer program in place even if they dont take advantage of it. If I was running one of those programs at a company and nobody used it, I would start to think that maybe we shouldnt have it anymore, she says. But it seems to be a signal to employees that there is good in the company and they respond by being better employees. BY CATHY KEEN____________________University of Florida COURTESY PHOTORodell
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 8-14, 2010 BUSINESS B5 Had Enough of Low Interest Rates?The New York Life Enhanced Fixed Annuity issused by New York Life Insurance and Annuity Corporation offers competive rates.2.7%for3 years(Three-Year Guaranteed Initial Interest Rate*)TaxDeferredByron J. Meade, CLUAgent FL Ins. Lic #A1750482272 Airport Road South, Suite 202 239-417-5774 cel 239-404-3669 email@example.com* Rate is effective as of 2-1-2010. Rates shown is for policies where the three-year interest rates guarantee period is selected and with a purchase amount of $100,000. Rates are lower for policies purchased with smaller premium amounts. After the Initial Guarantee Period, the policy will receive a new interest rate every year on the policy anniversary. Interest Rates are effective annual yields. Rates are subject to change. Issued and guarantees backed by New York Life Insurance and Annuity Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of New York Life Insurance Company, 51 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010 SMRU#00379740CV Exp. 9/10 The Company You Keep O er Good thru 7/31/10 WITH THIS AD $350.OFFNew Orders OnlyCoupon Must Be Presented At Time Of Order. 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 The store is hosting a free Hurricane Preparedness Seminar with Florida Gulf Coast Universitys Small Business Development Center at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 17, at Sunshine Ace Hardware in Bonita Springs. Ounce of preventionEncouraging employees to be prepared is a key first step. You need to be sensitive to the needs of the employees families and help them make that effort first, said Wayne P. Sallade, director of Charlotte County Emergency Management. You stand a lot better chance in having those employees protect your critical inventory and equipment and batten down to make sure youre ready for whatever may come. Rich Smolucha, business development manager for Golden Technologies, agrees. There is no larger consideration than how clients, partners and staff can be kept informed in the event and aftermath of a catastrophe, he wrote in a business continuity plan. Storm Smarts Mr. Rist prepares in a number of ways. For example, the company established phone trees to keep employees in contact. In the event of a storm, they can find out the answers to questions like Am I getting paid? and Should I come to work? He also has an agreement with a competitor in Venice. If his location is put out of business because of a hurricane, his business can set up shop there for a while, and vice versa. Mr. Rist also recommends being aware of your buildings elevation, and getting all computers up on top of desks if there should be a flood. Another great idea is water-resistant storage for documents and office equipment, suggests Ms. Wynn-Traina of Ace Hardware. A few plastic totes with tight-fitting lids can make transporting easier (and) protect business records and pricey office gear. There are many plans available online that lay out basic planning points for businesses. The Florida Department of Emergency Managements website, for example, walks you through the process and allows you to create a personalized plan you can save to your desktop. It includes an alternate location to do business, contacts such as employees and suppliers, back-ups for goods and services you depend on to operate, data and records that are crucial, and what to do after a disaster. For businesses, there are so many examples and references on the web of business continuity planning that its mind boggling, Mr. Sallade said. All you have to do is Google search business continuity planning.Data backupMr. Smolucha of Golden Technologies helps businesses keep their data safe. Backing up crucial documents twice and keeping one copy in an off-premise location is recommended. And dont just back up your data, also have a backup of your computer operating system and applications that allow you to run that data. If youve got the data but lose the application youve got, basically nothing, he said. Depending on how much data you need to back up, purchasing professional services like his could be needed. Flash drives wear out eventually and are relatively small in size. Backing up on tapes is less expensive, but the technology is outdated and accessing information on them takes longer. Backing up data on a disc drive at least twice, and storing the second backup at an alternate location, is the most reliable plan. Prioritizing what to backup is also recommended. For example, there are some papers a business might be mandated to keep. Then theres information that is critical, like contracts with customers or inventory systems. Losing it could put you out of business. Then theres less critical but still important data, like the new employee handbook. Even lower on the totem pole are works in progress, like the rough draft of a news story. Above all, plans must be feasible and economically realistic, Mr. Smolucha said.After the stormBusinesses may have a few extra hours to put response plans into action this year. Following NOAAs lead, weathercasters will be issuing warnings about approaching storms 12 hours earlier than normal, or 36 hours before a storm arrives. But cleaning up after a storm is always a fact. If a region like Southwest Florida is declared a disaster area, business owners can apply for a low-interest loan of up to $2 million through the U.S. Small Business Administration. The loans help with repairs on buildings or other losses. Some insurance plans cover damage specific to a hurricane, like flooding. Interruption insurance might help pay back a business for three or four days of lost profits. John M. Pollock, an agency manager with the insurance company BB&TOswald Trippe and Company, reminds businesses to document what they could lose. The more detailed the better. Pull out the video camera, pull out the yellow note pad, and start making lists of what youve got, he said. The insurance process really is a replacement cost process. If you cant document what you lost, theyre not going to pay you. Whatever havoc a hurricane wreaks, planning ahead of time will soften the blow for everyone. The faster stores get opened the sooner businesses can assist the community with repairs and keep their livelihood flowing as well, says Ms. Wynn-Traina. To make that possible, preparedness is key. HURRICANEFrom page 1 in the know>>The Florida Department of Emergency Management lets you create and save a general checklist of what your business needs to be prepared. Go to www. oridadisaster.org/business. >>For businesses and links to other sites that provide tips for businesses, such as FEMA and the American Red Cross, go to www.businessdisasterplan.com. >>FEMAs plan for businesses can be found at www.ready.gov/business. if you go>>What: Sunshine Ace Hardware of Bonita Springs hosts a Hurricane Preparedness Seminar & Expo with Florida Gulf Coast Universitys Small Business Development Center. >>When: 10 a.m. Saturday, July 17 >>Where: 9100 Bonita Beach Road >>Cost: Free >>Info: 992-0169
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 BUSINESS WEEK OF JULY 8-14, 2010 A weekly Job Search Support Group meets at 10:30 a.m. Mondays at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. Contact Karen Klukiewicz at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www. napleschamber.org. The Young Professionals of Naples meet from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, July 8, for networking, steel drum music, hors doeuvres and a cash bar aboard the Naples Princess. Boarding is at 550 Port O Call Way. Cost is free for members, $5 for guests. The Womens Network of Collier County meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at the Collier Athletic Club. For more information, call 434-5119. Next meeting: July 13. CBIA holds its monthly mixer from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, at My Blueprinter, 971 Airport Road N. Registration and payment required by July 12. Cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. For more information, visit www.cbia.net. Southwest Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce holds its next Business After Hours from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, at the Inn at Pelican Bay. Free. For more information, visit www.hispanicchamberflorida.org. The Naples Area Professional League of Executive Services N.A.P.L.E.S., meets from 7-9 a.m. on the first and third Thursdays of the month at the Naples Princess, 550 Port OCall Way. Guest speaker July 15 is Dr. Allen Weiss, CEO of NCH. For more information, visit www.naplesgroup.net. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce holds its next Business After 5 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 15, at The Design Studio by Raymond, 3455 Beck Blvd. Register at www. napleschamber.org. The Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce holds its next After 5 networking meeting from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, at the offices of Dr. Robert Payne. For more information, visit www.marcoislandchamber.org. The Southwest Florida Attractions Association holds a mixer aboard the Naples Princess on Wednesday, July 21. Boarding begins at 6:15 p.m. and departure is at 7 p.m. from the dock at Tin City. Cost is $18 for association members and $21 for others. Reservations required and can be made at www.swflattractions.com. Business Before Business, a minitrade show and continental breakfast presented by the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, takes place from 8-9:15 a.m. Thursday, July 22, at Costco at Gulf Coast Town Center. Admission is $5 for chamber members and $30 for others. Call 992-2943 or e-mail Julie@ BonitaSpringsChamber.com. BUSINESS MEETINGS THE MOTLEY FOOL Buying and holding investments for the long term is often best, but sometimes its smart to sell. Thats even true for mutual funds. Here are seven reasons to consider selling your fund: The manager has departed. Theres nothing inherently magical about a mutual fund, after all. Its only as strong as the person whos calling the shots. If you dont have confidence in the new manager, you should consider moving on, too. The strategy has changed. If your funds investment style seems to be drifting over time, consider cutting it loose. Some small-cap funds may stray into bigger companies, for example, or a conservative, value-oriented fund might start chasing some high-fliers. Prolonged period of underperforming its benchmark. Anything over three years is worth looking at, but only if you determine that the reasons you bought the fund are no longer valid. Market trends, for which no manager is to blame, can affect Red Flags for Funds What Is This Thing Called The Motley Fool?Remember Shakespeare? Remember As You Like It? In Elizabethan days, Fools were the only people who could get away with telling the truth to the King or Queen. The Motley Fool tells the truth about investing, and hopes youll laugh all the way to the bank. Inflations UpsideQ Is there any upside to inflation? S.K., Ocala, Fla.AThere is indeed if, for example, you have a fixed-rate mortgage. Imagine locking in a 30-year, 5-percent loan with $1,000-a-month payments. As inflation makes the dollar worth less over time, your payment will essentially be lower and lower. You might be earning $50,000 now, and paying that $1,000 monthly, but in 15 years, if youre earning $80,000, that $1,000 payment will represent a much smaller chunk of your wealth.Q If I invest in a penny stock, I can buy more shares of it than more expensive stocks. So when the shares go up, Ill make more money, right? E.M., Salisbury, Md.A No, no, no. Dont assume that penny stocks are a -bargain because you can buy so many for so little. Remember that a $1 stock and a $60 one can both go up (or down!) by the same percentage in one day. With a 5-percent rise, the $1 stock will increase in value by 5 cents, to $1.05. For the $60 stock, its a $3 jump, to $63. Penny stocks (those trading for $5 or less per share) are often more likely to eventually plummet than to skyrocket. Theyre risky, often hyped and manipulated by those with dastardly designs. Steer clear and look instead of healthy, growing companies you understand. In the last decade, you could have quadrupled your money in shares of Caterpillar and more than doubled your money in McDonalds. Youd have lost 60 percent of your money on Xerox stock, but even that beats many penny stocks, which might have left you with nothing. Its fun to own 5,000 shares of something, but not when it crashes. Got a question for the Fool? Send it in see Write to Us. Ask the Fool Fools School My Dumbest InvestmentTo Educate, Amuse & Enrichmany funds. Expenses are high or on the rise. You want fees to be low to begin with and to stay that way. Creeping expenses demand a watchful eye. Ideally, a funds price tag should actually fall as its assets grow. Getting too darn big. If a small-cap fund is permitted to grow to the point where its no longer nimble, that can really hamper performance. When funds have too much money, they run out of good places to invest it. Lack of shareholder friendliness. If shareholder letters turn evasive or terse, or the fund replaces its managers names with Management Team, take a hard look. Be especially on guard when small shops are absorbed by bigger players. Scandal. If your fund is implicated in a scandal, and it wouldnt cost a great deal to do so, consider moving on. Learn more about funds at www.fool. com/mutualfunds/mutualfunds.htm, or read -Common Sense on Mutual Funds by John C. Bogle (Wiley, $30). Back in July of 2008, when the market was tanking, I sold some of my stocks. I didnt have the patience to see what would happen. When I saw them bounce, I got nervous and re-bought the same stocks. The market then dropped even more, along with my stocks. Sad thing is, I eventually sold those stocks at a loss. Fortunately, I purchased other stocks, some recommended by the Fool, and am happy I unloaded the ones I did. All in all, it was an expensive lesson about learning to wait, but one Im glad I got out of the way. The experience helped me remain calm throughout the more recent turmoil. One more thing: I dont look back to see how the stocks I sold are doing. Im just moving forward. M.H., Maryville, Tenn.The Fool Responds: Thats smart, to just look forward. Sometimes investors get too caught up with thinking about how much theyve made or lost. What really matters to your portfolio today is how you expect your stocks to perform in the future. The Motley Fool TakeTexas Instruments (NYSE: TXN) recently raised its quarterly projections for the quarter in progress for the third time. It pointed to increased orders in the industrial sector as a driver of its strong business. Its book-to-bill ratio has recently been above 1.0, meaning that its getting orders faster than it can fill and bill for them. Moreover, the chip slinger is expanding its internal manufacturing capacity while chief competitors Broadcom and Qualcomm all depend on the same group of outsourcing plants. This gives Texas Instruments a strong competitive edge. Texas Instruments is reshaping its busi-Texas Instruments Shouldnt Be Cheap Name That CompanyI trace my roots back to the Star Furniture Co. of Zeeland, Mich., which my namesake purchased in 1923. In 1968, I introduced the worlds first open-plan modular system of panels and attaching components, pioneering modern office design. (Think cubicles.) I believe in good design, participative management and environmental responsibility. Ive been offering ergonomic products for decades. Youll find many of my Last weeks trivia answerFounded in 1996 by a former University of Maryland football player, I make performance apparel, footwear and accessories. My synthetic fabrics wick moisture from the body and are worn by athletes and others around the world. My prescription is simple: Wear my HeatGear when its hot, ColdGear when its cold, and AllSeasonGear between the extremes. Im the official outfitter of many sports teams, and my marketing campaigns have used the Protect This House, Click-Clack and New Prototype phrases. My revenue has grown by an annual average of 32 percent over the past five years. Who am I? (Answer: Under Armour)wares, such as my popular Aeron chair, in museum collections. Famous designers whove worked for me include Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, and many others. Im one of Fortune magazines Best Companies to Work For. Who am I? Know the answer? Send it to us with Foolish Trivia on the top and youll be entered into a drawing for a nifty prize! ness to get out of the commoditized, lowmargin market for mobile phone radio chips. Its new focus is on high-end mobile processors, where its current OMAP3 series mainly competes against the Qualcomm SnapDragon and scores of other designs based on architectures from ARM Holdings. The upcoming OMAP4 chips should find their way into plenty of smartphones and tablets, thus keeping the momentum alive. Several analysts believe Texas Instruments is undervalued at todays prices, and its recent minuscule forward-looking P/E ratio of around 10 supports that. (Its fiveyear average P/E is 18.) Do you have an embarrassing lesson learned the hard way? Boil it down to 100 words (or less) and send it to The Motley Fool c/o My Dumbest Investment. Got one that worked? Submit to My Smartest Investment. If we print yours, youll win a Fools cap! Write to Us! Send questions for Ask the Fool, Dumbest (or Smartest) Investments (up to 100 words), and your Trivia entries to Fool@fool.com or via regular mail c/o this newspaper, attn: The Motley Fool. Sorry, we cant provide individual financial advice. Look Forward,Not Back y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y h 1 923. f irst n els e eri nk g n, v ie n o r m y w A le wh C h a Ne l s o of Fort u n i es t o W Know t h Foolish Triv entered into a
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 8-14, 2010 BUSINESS B7 NETWORKING 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.COURTESY PHOTOS CORI HIGGINGS / FLORIDA WEEKLY CBIA presents Politics in the Park Vergina hosts area concierges Barry HIggins, Robert Hurnandez and Tina DiAsio Maria Mitchell, Susan Harrison and Lou Vlasho Norma Gershen, Judy Neilsen and Suzanne Jackson 4 2 5 67 8 3 11. Donna Fiala with Frank and Emily Zhou 2. Michele Harrison, Anita Colletti and Diana McCoy 3. Al Zichella, Jeff Lytle, Fred Thomas Jr. and Jerry Blocker 4. Viet Doan and Heather Trzyna 5. Leo Diaz, Alberto Carcia-Medina, Paulino Barbosa and Jeffrey Cespedes 6. Jennifer Edwards and Mike Reagan 7. Karen Klukiewicz and Patrick Neale 8. Austin and Tom Henning
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB8 BUSINESS WEEK OF JULY 8-14, 2010 NETWORKING 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.SWF Concierge Association 1. Jacque Trouse, Lynda Rizzo and Marilyn Soffer 2. Nina Christensen and Lois Bolin 3. Patty and Dennis DeMauro 4. Robin DeMattia, Jill Barry and Rhona Saunders 5. Nicole Reynolds, Kent Morse, Gail and Chris Desmond 6. Frank and Gina Russen 7. Dale and Steve Kubala3 COURTESY PHOTOS1 2 4 5 6 7 3
REAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY JULY 8-14, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B9 RENTNAPLES.COMFeaturing our Portfolio of Southwest Floridas most Luxurious Rental Properties239.262.4242 800.749.7368 RENTAL DIVISION BONITA SPRINGS & ESTERO AREABonita Bay/House .............................$2750 Vasari ..............................................$2500 The Colony/Castella .........................$2300 Miromar Lakes/Bellavista ..................$2300 West Bay Club/Jasmine Bay ..............$1850 Shadow Wood Preserve .....................$1350 Rapallo ..................................... from $1275 Brooks/Sunset Stream .......................$1250 Stoneybrook/Pinecrest ......................$1100Furnished Annuals from $1200 ANNUAL RENTALSwww.premier-properties.comUNFURNISHED CONDOMINIUMSGrand Preserve/Dunes ......................$450 0 Parkshore Beach/Vistas ............ from $240 0 Lemuria ........................................... $230 0 Kensington/Wellington Pl. ................$180 0 Old Naples/Alcosa ............................$170 0 Pelican Bay/St. Simone .....................$160 0 Orchards ..........................................$140 0 Venetian Cove ..................................$130 0 Parkshore/Hidden Cove ....................$125 0 High Point/Catalina ..........................$120 0 Furnished Annuals from $1200 UNFURNISHED HOUSESGrey Oaks ......................................$13000 Port Royal ........................................$7000 Royal Harbor ....................................$5500 Coquina Sands ..................................$5500 Firano...............................................$3900 Pelican Marsh/Timmaron ..................$3600 River Reach Estates ..........................$2400 Vanderbilt ................................ from $2200 Park Shore .......................................$1950 Palm River Estates ........................... $1650 Kahala Avenue, Honolulu $29 million Minutes from the famed Waialae Country Club, home of the PGA Sony Open, this 1.4-acre property has 125 feet of beach frontage and includes a main house with six bedrooms and three staff rooms, plus two separate guest cottages with four bedrooms each. Hideaway Beach Marco Island $8.9 million In a gated community with two miles of beach and a challenging executive golf course, this Italianate masterpiece has nearly 9,000 square feet under air and a total of more than 17,000 square feet.Hideaway Beach Montauk, N.Y. $14.5 million Boundaries between interior and exterior dissolve in this modern marvel. Stairs lead down to a private beach and some of the best surfing and fishing around.The Strand Manhattan Beach, Calif. $13.5 million On the market for the first time, this 5,000-square-footplus, concrete and stone home was designed by Ray Kappe and built in 1985. It has a rooftop pool and panoramic views from Palos Verdes to Malibu.Coastal livingTop 10, plus one, great homes by the shore SEE COASTAL, B12 From www.toptenrealestatedeals.com comes a list of 11 beachfront properties on the market from coast to coast. Number four on the list is a Marco Island beauty, and number eight is across the state in Stuart. Even if youre already happily ensconced in your dream home on the Gulf of Mexico, we think youll enjoy seeing where else you might be able to kick off your flip-flops at the end of the day. Florida Weekly#1#2#3#4 REAL ESTATE NEWSMAKERS Brokers Mark DiSabato and Rick Armalavage have opened Encore Realty in Naples. The company is a member of a vertically integrated group of companies that includes Encore Realty, Encore Development, Encore Asset Management of Florida/Ohio and Gateway-Encore Resort Management Services. Mr. DiSabato began his career in real estate while attending The Ohio State University. Upon graduation in 1978, he became a broker and worked the next eight years in real estate sales, building and management. Over the next two decades, he was directly involved in the land acquisition, zoning, financing, development and sales for apartments, town homes and four-plex condominiums in the Columbus, Ohio, area. He moved to Naples in mid-2006. Mr. Armalavage is a 1976 graduate of Indiana University. He has worked with hundreds of banks, attorneys and private owners, consulting on every aspect of development, including programming, sales and construction with leading developers in Southwest Florida. The Naples office of Encore Realty is at 2240 Venetian Court. For more information, call 566-2350 or visit www.EncoreRealty.com. Victor Cuccia has joined Florida Home Realty of Collier County as sales person. Formerly of DiVosta Homes Veronawalk in Naples, Mr. Cuccia has earned the Sand Dollar and Pinnacle awards for top-producing on-site salesperson for five consecutive years. He is a member of the Naples Area Board of Realtors and the Florida and National associations of Realtors. Keith Dasbach has joined DowningFrye Realty Inc. as a sales associate. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Mr. Dasbach is launching his real estate career with Downing-Frye. He holds a bachelors degree in marketing from the University of Toledo and has been a resident of Florida since 2003. He belongs to the Naples Area Board of Realtors and the Florida and National associations of Realtors. Broker/owner Jerry Osinski and sales manager Kathy Paglia of the Naples-headquartered franchise of Weichert, Realtors On the Gulf recently attended the eighth annual Weichert Real Estate Associates Homecoming in New Jersey. More than 120 owners, brokers and managers from Weichert affiliates around the country were in attendance.SEE NEWSMAKERS, B16 DISABATO ARMALAVAGE
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB12 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF JULY 8-14, 2010 5. Kai Ala Drive Kaanapali, Hawaii $23.8 million The azure Pacific presents a dramatic backyard of this incredible estate that has two master suites, six guest suites and separate caretakers quarters. Theres also a yoga pavilion and an exercise room.6. Ribera Road Carmel, Calif. $13.95 million At the southern end of Carmel Bay and with easy access to Carmel and Pebble Beach, this 8,700-square-foot residence has views of the ocean and the rugged Point Lobos coastline. 7. Riviera Drive Abalone Point Laguna Beach, Calif. $31.5 million On a prestigious point thats an enclave within an enclave, this home is on more than acre adjacent to another acre of open beachfront owned by the association. There are five bedrooms and eight baths. The infinity pool and spa are in a private courtyard. The formal dining room seats 16, and loggias afford seating for 24 more guests. 8. St. Lucie Boulevard Stuart, Fla. $6.95 million This post-Modern mansion sits on 1.25 acres along the shores of the St. Lucie River, considered by sportsmen to be the Sailfish Capital of the World. The main house has five bedrooms and 7 baths; the guesthouse has two bedrooms. The state-of-the art dock has a self-propelled tram that moves passengers and equipment to deepwater dockage for a boat up to 150 feet in length.9. Oceanfront Walk Pacific Beach, Calif. $6.5 million The entrance to this ultimate contemporary beach house is a 30-foot atrium capped by a fully retractable roof. The indooroutdoor living room has floor-to-ceiling sliding glass walls and an enclosed Jacuzzi. 10. Loveladies Long Beach Township, N.J. $7.25 millionSerenity is a fitting name for this home that enjoys 125 feet of Atlantic coastline. There are five bedrooms and 4 baths, plus a three-stop elevator, Swarovski pendant lighting and numerous plasma TVs.11. Point Place Laguna Beach, Calif. $11.85 million Access to the beach far below this hilltop home is via a secured staircase. Even cooler than that, however, is the garage with subterranean parking accessed via a clever hydraulic lift. COASTALFrom page B9 COURTESY PHOTOS5 6 7 10 11 8 Looking to Shop for the Latest Trends in Home Improvement and Interior Furnishings?Florida Weekly showcases these products and services in our monthly HomeScapes magazine. Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.com Frameless Shower Door Specialists APRIL 2010 MAY 2010Laminate & Real Wood Flooring Sp ecialists WRIGHT FLOORING INC. Look for HomeScapes inside our July 25 Edition
(239) 594-2209Gene Foster(239) 253-8002Email: email@example.com Estate home/guest house, 1.4 acres, 9640SF, exceptional detail! $3,950,000 10 Acre w/home, can be subdivided, west of 75. $3,900,000 Elegant 4669SF, 4+Den/4.5Ba. w/private guest cabana. $2,495,000 4+den/3.5, upgrades, private lot, lake & golf course views. $1,399,000 Authentic beach cottage, 2642SF, amazing views, replace. $999,000 Completely renovated, lake front, gourmet kit, 3233SF. $897,000 3+Den, oversized pool-extended lanai, like new. $734,000 2984SF, designer upgrades, pool, golf course view. $675,000 Refurbished, 2/2 end unit, Gulf/Wiggins Pass views. $599,000 Wiggins Pass views, direct Gulf access. Sharp 2/2. $349,000 FURNISHED! Immaculate Home, spacious lanai w/ 33'x13 pool. $259,000 Refurbished, 2/2, Hi-Ceilings, top oor. Owner nancing avail. $248,000 LOA of 125'/24', close to 5th Ave. $1,349,000 32'x14'x4', slip is permitted for a vessel w/ LOA of 32ft. $94,500 Mediterra Audubon Imperial Golf Estates 2119 Imperial Golf Course Blvd. 22129 Natures Cove Ct. Imperial Golf Estates 2102 Imperial Golf Course Blvd. Anchorage at Vanderbilt Well maintained, new A/C,carpet, paint, lake view, 3/2. $242,000 REDUCED SOLD Built in 2007. 6,350 sq ft. 9,400 total. Bay views. $5,500,000 in the Moorings. 7,668 sq ft. 5bed/6bath, furnished model. Lakeview. $4,995,000 in Mediterra. 5,807 sq ft. furnished model with long lake/golf views. $3,495,000 in Mediterra. SOLD 4,357 sq ft. Former furnished model with amazing views! $1,799,500 at Tuscany Reserve. 3,049 sq ft. furnished villa decorated by Collins & Dupont. Golf course views. $1,998,500 at Mediterra. 3,534 sq ft. Bank Owned. Built in 2008. 4bed/4bath. $1,099,999 at Mediterra. Build your custom Mediterra home on one of the few remaining lots. From $398,000 at Mediterra. 2nd oor townhome, 3bed/3bath. 2,685 sq ft. Amazing lake/golf views! $729,000 at Mediterra. 1st oor 3bed+den/3bath. Wood oors. Lake/golf views. $549,000 at Mediterra. www.DavidNaples.com 239-273-1376 David William Auston, PAAmerivest Realty www.MediterraLots.com
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB16 WEEK OF JULY 8-14, 2010 Invest Today... Live, Play, Retreat Here Tomorrow.xtraordinary opulence rises above Key West, Florida emerging as a modern oasis overlooking the Key West harbor. Welcome to Key West Steamplant, unrivaled luxury in one of the worlds most desirable destinations and now the investment opportunity of a lifetime with residences starting at $1,625,000.EJUST REDUCED$1.1 MillionSAVEUP TOwww.keyweststeamplant.comCall us Today at 1-800-914-6393 Expansive balconies and outdoor living terraces Private, covered & secure parking garage Each residence has private rooftop pool, deck & elevator Nearby dockage for vessels up to 120 feetStunning views of the Historic Seaport & Key West sunsetSpacious residences from 2,986 to 5,281 total square feet 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 Jacki StrategosSRES, G.R.I., e-Pro239-370-1222JStrategos@att.net www.JackiStrategos.com Richard DrosteRealtor239firstname.lastname@example.org Residential, LLC $315,000 4.77 acres zoned agricultural. Large lake, utilities, dry & cleared. $119,900Oversized corner lot, beautiful location! No mandatory fees. $265,000-$299,000Large open sq. footage. Upgrades. 2 BR, 2 BA. Owner nancing. Rex Storter has joined Keller Williams Elite Realty in Bonita Springs. Downing-Frye Realty Inc. announces its sales and listing leaders for May. In the Naples office, Lauren Fowlkes was sales leader and Andrew Schechinger was the listing leader. In Bonita Springs, Nancy Woodbury was sales leader and Marie Kitsberg was the listing leader. CB Richard Ellis Group Inc. is the first recipient of Frost & Sullivans Global Excellence in Outsourcing Award in the commercial real estate services sector. Frost & Sullivan, a research and consulting firm, evaluated five leading outsourcing firms based on market intelligence, cost optimization, impact of outsourcing on the firms growth, value creation and innovation. CB Richard Ellis achieved an overall weighted average score of 8.2 (on a 1 to 10 scale). The second-place firm scored 7.4. This is the first time Frost & Sullivan has given a Global Excellence Award in commercial real estate services. NEWSMAKERSFrom page B9 Linville Ridge Country Club, a Lutgert Companies property in Linville, N.C., has been named by Golf Inc. magazine as the 2009 Renovation of the Year in the $1.6 million-to-$4 million category. The winners and finalists are featured in the magazines summer issue. Naples-based father-and-son developers Raymond and Scott Lutgert started construction of Linville Ridge in 1980. The communitys mountaintop golf course (hole number seven shown at left) is the highest course east of the Mississippi. COURTESY PHOTO
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 WEEKLYB18 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF JULY 8-14, 2010 Florida Weeklys Open HousesCall 239.325.1960 to be included in Florida Weeklys Open Houses. 2 4 3 5 15 6 10 16 17 13 14 11 7 19 8 9 12 18 1 20 22 23 25 24 21Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked17 OLD NAPLES VILLAS ESCALANTE 290 5th Avenue South #C-6 $1,999,999 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 >$2,000,00018 OLD NAPLES GARDEN TERRACE 378 6th Street South #1 $2,199,000 Premier Properties Richard Culp 290-2200 19 VANDERBILT BEACH MORAYA BAY 11125 Gulfshore Drive From $2,500,000 Premier Properties Call 239514-5050 Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5 20 OLD NAPLES 272 11th Avenue South $2,800,000 Premier Properties Mitch/Sandra Williams 370-8879 21 MOORINGS 265 Springline Drive $2,995,000 Premier Properties Scott Pearson (612) 282-3000 >$3,000,00022 MEDITERRA RAVELLO 14915 Celle Way $3,175,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420 23 PORT ROYAL AREA 3541 Gordon Drive $3,475,000 Premier Properties Beth Hayhoe McNichols 821-3304 >$4,000,00024 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1280 Osprey Trail $4,995,000 Premier Properties Call 239-261-3148 >$8,000,00025 PORT ROYAL 963 Galleon Drive $8,900,000 Premier Properties Celine Van Arsdale 404-9917>$400,0001 LEMURIA 7172 Lemuria Circle #1801 From the Mid $400s. Premier Properties of Southwest Florida, Inc. Tom Gasbarro 4044883 Mon. Fri. 10-4 and Sat. Sun. 1-4 2 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>$500,0003 PELICAN MARSH SEVILLE 1816 Seville Blvd. #922 $550,000 Premier Properties of Southwest Florida, Inc., REALTORS Judy Perry/Linda Perry 261-6161 4 OLD NAPLES PETTIT SQUARE 292 14th Avenue South #A $575,000 Premier Properties Susan Barton 860-1412 >$600,0005 EAGLE CREEK 518 Eagle Creek Drive $699,000 Premier Properties Darlene Roddy 404-0685 6 PARK SHORE ALLEGRO 4031 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #2E $699,000 Premier Properties Susie Culp 290-2200 >$700,0007 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>$800,0008 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE 280 Grande Way From $875,000 Premier Properties Call 239-594-1700 Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5 9 PELICAN ISLE YACHT CLUB CONDOMINIUMS 435 Dockside Dr. $839,000 $ 2, 175,000 Bridgette Foster 239-253-8001 Amerivest Realty 10 STONEBRIDGE 1615 Manchester Court $885,000 Premier Properties Patrick OConnor 293-9411. REDUCED 2:00-4:00 11 VASARI COUNTRY CLUB AREZZO 28623 Via D Arezzo $899,000 Premier Properties Emily K. Bua/Tade Bua-Bell 213-7420. >$900,00012 AQUA 13675 Vanderbit Drive (take Wiggins Pass Road to Vanderbilt Drive) Priced from the $900s Premier Properties Call 239591-2727 Open Mon. Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 12-5>$1,000,00013 PELICAN MARSH GABLES 1070 Spanish Moss Trail $1,175,000 Premier Properties Terri Moellers 404-7887 14 COLLIERS RESERVE 12495 Colliers Reserve Drive $1,285,000 Premier Properties Sharon Kaltenborn 404-7887 15 PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #1607 $1,295,000 Premier Properties Jean Tarkenton 595-0544 16 ESTUARY AT GREY OAKS 1485 Anhinga Pointe Priced from $1,499,000 Premier Properties Call 239-261-3148 Mon. Sat. 9-5 and Sun. 12-5
Quail West Golf & Country Club is offered by Quail West Realty, LLC., a licensed real estate broker. Prices, features and availability subject to change without notice. MODELS OPEN DAILY Spacious residences with over 3,000 sq. ft. Spectacular golf & lake views Carefree, maintenance-free living Member-owned Country Club Community and Club are debt-free A Quail West, Naples addressJust south of Bonita Beach Road on Bonita Grande 6289 Burnham Road, Naples QuailWest.com Excellence has an address. Executive homes from $1.5 million Luxury estate homes from $2 million Five new designs remarkably priced from $ e Perfect Match.SINGLEFAMILY VILLAS AND QUAIL WEST. Opportunity isnt just knocking... its kicking in the door.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF JULY 8-14, 2010WEEK at-a-glance Sweet!Even though its a chain, Sweet Tomatoes rates a review. C27 Bright at HomeNew show opens Friday at Sweet Art Gallery, and more arts and entertainment listings. C6-7 Inexplicable EclipseGuys might have trouble understanding latest vampire flick. C11 Go nutsAntiques expert Terry Kovel explains the attraction of vintage nutcrackers. C19 Little Orphan S SSitting in on rehearsals for Annie at the Sugden Community Theatre would be enough to make you believe in alternate universes. Because there, on the stage, exist not one, but two Little Orphan Annies and two compete sets of 11 orphans. And both young actresses playing Annie happen to be named Jessica. Theres Jessica Cohen and Jessica Daniels. They and the two sets of orphans perform on alternating weeks. Miss Daniels had the pleasure of opening the show July 2, and Miss Cohen has the honor of closing The Naples Players production Aug. 1. The girls are members of KidzAct, the junior branch of The Naples Players, led by KidzAct director and child wrangler Megan McCombs. Dallas Dunnagan, artistic director of The Naples Players, directs the show. Having two sets of child actors is common at the Sugden, and is done for a couple reasons: It doesnt tax them as much, as they dont have to participate in every performance, and it gives more children an opportunity to perform on stage. It might be a hard-knock life, but these two Jessicas are enjoying playing Little Orphan Annie. To find out more about them, see page C4. Two Jessicas take the lead in summer showCOURTESY PHOTO Jessica Daniels, left, and Jessica Cohen, right, with Jim Corsica as Daddy Warbucks. Read a review of the show on page C8. >> What: Annie >> When: July 2-Aug. 1 >> Where: The Sugden Community Theatre >> Cost: $30 for adults, $10 for kids under 18; Vergina has a special package with dinner and show for $48 per person >>Info: 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org in the know B Ne Ar e n The book to read is not the one which thinks for you, but the one which makes you think. No book in the world equals the Bible for that. Harper LeeMockingbird marks 50COURTESY PHOTOSBY NANCY STETSON ____________________nstetson@ oridaweekly.comTo Kill a Mockingbird is a phenomenon. It continues to enjoy mainstream success, even amid a pop culture saturated by social networks and viral videos. A staple of high school curricula, the novel garners a reaction wherever its name comes up. It still sells very well here, said Don Poole, owner of One For The Books in Cape Coral. He sold three copies of the book on the day we called. Its really a throwback to another time, and it brings up a lot of nostalgia. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the book, and booksellers, websites and literary publications are abuzz, celebrating the Pulitzer prize-winning bestseller. Joann Ellis assigned and read the book six times when she taught English at Lehigh Senior High School. She rereads the adventures of Atticus Finch, Scout, Dill and Boo Radley every couple of years. I taught Romeo and Juliet (and) The Outsiders, but To Kill a Mockingbird was the best one, she said. Reading it in public, as she often does, is an unspoken invitation to bond with strangers. Its the only book that everybody would come up to me and want to talk about it (saying), Oh, I love that book. Or Ive been meaning to read that. Despite the books firm place as an American classic, some critics argue that it is pop-culture pablum, a simplistic work that miraculously in the way mainstream works often do gained overwhelming and perhaps unwarranted attention. Like the friend who thinks the Beatles are overrated or that The Godfather was just a so-so movie, there are those who believe all the hoopla surrounding Harper Lees story of life in the south during the 1930s doesnt warrant all the attention it receives. Heres what some Southwest Florida fans and critics had to say about the book that has become an institution: Teaching the novel to students at Fort Myers High School holds special meaning as the students learn about the difficulties of integration at their own school. We bring in guest speakers who attended school at Fort Myers during the riots. The students learn from these individuals how tense the atmosphere was and how students from both races came to an understanding and learned new cultural values. I also have my students interview parents, grandparents and even neighbors about their experiences during the Civil Rights Movement. Toward the conclusion of the unit, students know that To Kill a Mockingbird isnt just a novel about a tomboy named Scout and her odd neighbor named Boo. They know that 1954 was the year Brown vs. Board of Education was decided, and that Jim Crow laws were alive and visible in our own city. Kimberly Jones English teacher Fort Myers High SchoolBY FLORIDA WEEKLY STAFFSEE MOCKINGBIRD, C4
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 8-14, 2010 Four of us, early arrivals for a weekend conference in Tampa, slogged down concrete alleyways in search of a bar, a bistro any respite from the heat. We found a dark pub off the main drag where we could order cold beer and watch the World Cup on the big screen. I surveyed my new companions as we sipped our drinks. There was a gangly, awkward man, the kind of guy who talks too much and buys rounds too early in the night; a Norwegian, tall and blond, fiercely bright but unsure of himself; and a recent Annapolis grad, with dark hair cut short and biceps that strained against the fabric of his polo shirt, a sort of Gerard Butler when Gerard Butler still wore leather skirts and fought the Mongol horde. The kind of man I might fall for if I were 10 years younger and thought I stood a chance. By the time we got back to the hotel, registration for the conference had begun. Other attendees stood in small groups, laughing nervously, trying to lay-in friends for the weekend. At the back of the registration line, a young woman with long, dark hair smiled shyly toward our group. I realized with a start that she was eyeing the Annapolis grad. When she said something to the woman Belle and the righteous beauty ArtisHENDERSON email@example.com next to her, I could hear her southern drawl. She flipped her hair over her shoulder and cut her big blue eyes in our direction. I hated her instantly. After the first series of workshops, a group of us headed to the hotels poolside bar. The southern belle worked her way to the Annapolis grad until she was sitting next to him, dangling her feet in the pool. At breakfast the next morning, she dragged her chair close to his, squeezing herself into the space alongside him. She stood next to him during breaks and gave him meaningful looks across the conference room. Late in the day, a new attendee arrived. She was older than the southern belle, and without her guileless expression. She wore ripped jeans and a ring in her nose. When she introduced herself to the crowd in a voice that sounded like she had spent her life surfing off the coast of California, the Annapolis grad in the row behind me said, Righteous. That night, again at the bar, I watched the belle have her own mini breakdown. She spoke to the Norwegian in a low voice, confessing some worry, and tried to hold the Annapoto realize that another attendee, too, was missing: the righteous beauty with the nose ring. She slunk in a half hour later, and the Annapolis grad arrived a full hour after her. The attendees fussed over him and the belle joined them, beaming her big, innocent smile up at him. SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS lis grads hand. I slipped out of the bar into the hot Tampa night. In the morning, the belle sat behind me, cooing in her soft southern accent. The Annapolis grad, though, was late. As we searched for him, trying his cell phone, checking his room, people began She flipped her hair over her shoulder and cut her big blue eyes in our direction. I hated her instantly... o lis grad until she was m dan gl in g her feet in h e next morning, she close to his, squeezing a ce alongside him. She d uri ng b rea k s an d ga ve o oks across the con f er d ay, a new attendee old er t h an t h e sout h ern t h er g ui l e l ess e xp res p ed jeans e r nose. c e d h er n a voice she h a d i ng o ff r nia, d in me g ain ch e d own S he o rweo ice, m e t o t o rea l ize t h too, w t e ou no h A 239-593-5555www.randysfishmarketrestaurant.com10395 Tamiami Trail N. Naples, FL 34108 HAPPY HOUR IS BACK!MONDAY-FRIDAY 3pm 6pm SATURDAY-SUNDAY 11am 6pm1/2 Price on Selected AppetizersBeers(domestic) $2Drafts(domestic) $2Well Drinks(one shot)$2 Q: A:We are monitoring the spill continually, and assure you the products we carry are caught away from the spill and the gulf stream where it is flowing. How will the Gulf oil spill affect the fish & seafood at Randys? Q:How do we know the fisherman are not fishing in bad areas? A:The fisherman that we buy from are following both Florida Agriculture guidelines and North boundary areas while fishing in the Gulf. To the left is a map of what our fisherman are following. Randy is committed to making sure our products are safe and of the highest quality. For more information visit www.fl-seafood.com Retail Seafood Market HoursMonday-Sunday 10am 9pmRestaurant HoursMonday-Sunday 10am 9pm SHIPPING NATIONWIDEVisit Paradise Shrimp Company On Line!www.paradiseshrimpcompany.com
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. Lunches $10 Monday Friday 1209 3rd Street South(Behind Concierge Gazebo) (239) 261-2253 Daily 8:00 am 3:00 pm Breakfast & Lunch, Sunday Brunch Tickled Pink Celebrate Summer with
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 8-14, 2010 JESSICA DANIELS>> Dates playing Annie: July 14-18, 28-30 >> Age: 10 >> School: Vineyards Elementary >> Grade in the fall: Fifth >> Other plays or previous stage experience: This is my first one. I havent been in any other plays before. >> Favorite song from Annie: Tomorrow, because theres always hope for tomorrow. >> Acting tips learned from this show: I learned how to turn, how to cross on the stage, and to act very well and fake cry. Dallas (Dunnagan, the director) taught me a lot. >> Other than Annie, favorite musical: Annie is my favorite one. >> Thinking about acting as a profession? Yes. Id like to be on Broadway. >> Favorite actor and actress: Dont have any, really. >> Favorite thing about playing Annie: I think my favorite thing about playing Annie is that shes always a very positive, peppy character.JESSICA COHEN>> Dates playing Annie: July 7-11, 21-25, 31, Aug. 1 >> Age: Im 11. I turn 12 in August. >> School: Oakridge Middle School >> Grade in the fall: Seventh >> Other plays or previous stage experience: This is the eighth show Ive done at the Sugden, but my first with The Naples Players. Its exciting to be part of KidzAct, and its a new thing to work with adults. Some other shows Ive done: Dear Edwina, A Year with Frog and Toad, The Nutcracker Goes Pop. And in Willie Wonka, I played Veruca Salt, which was my biggest role up to now. >> Favorite song from Annie: Maybe. I think the words really speak to the audience. Its just a very nice song. >> Acting tips learned from this show: The directors, Dallas (Dunnagan, the director) and (musical director) Charlie Fornara and (choreographer) Dawn Fornara have taught me not only acting skills and singing Theyve taught me about teamwork and responsibility. >> Other than Annie, favorite musical: The Sound of Music and Into the Woods >> Thinking about acting as a profession? Yes. It would be fun to be able to work on stage and bring joy to people with my music. >> Favorite actor and actress: Johnny Depp, because he puts so much effort into everything he does and is a comical character all the time. And Rachel McAdams from The Notebook. >> Favorite thing about playing Annie: Working with the adults and with new actors and actresses, and the dog (Twister Willis.) Id never worked with an animal before The entire show is filled with new experiences for me, which is a great thing. LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIES From page 1 COURTESY PHOTOS I enjoy teaching this book because of the point of view from which the story is told. A grown woman looks back and reminisces about a period of her childhood that impacted her significantly, yet she relays the events with the innocence and naivety she had as a child. The writers tone allows the reader to reflect on the issues of racism, class and justice from a neutral position. Marge Dougherty English teacher, Canterbury School, Fort Myers Harper Lee ingenuously engineered the narrative point of view and the structure of the novel to include the epiphanies of both children and adults and sometimes blended them together to show that children can possess uncanny wisdom and that not all grown-ups are mature adults. The lessons of this novel are endless. Jennifer Tomlinson, English teacher Fort Myers High School The real event that inspired this story, the courage of the real African American men and women who endured injustices regularly, and the implications of a white womans attraction to a black man, were all perspectives and topics that our teacher did not address. It was just easier in those days to side-step these issues and protect our young sensibilities. Some would claim that this book is dated in the age of Obama. I think its as relevant now as ever. but for different reasons. Myra Mendible, professor and chair, Language and Literature Department, Florida Gulf Coast University My students understand what prejudice is and racism is, but I chose the book this year so that they would understand what it was like even when I was growing up. Theyre amazed and they dont get it. They dont understand how Tom Robinson could be convicted even though he hadnt done it. And so they keep asking questions. And you just keep explaining thats the way it was and it didnt matter if he was guilty or not. Theyre so convinced that rightness will always prevail and goodness will always come out on top. Katrina DeKoff English teacher Estero High School Its all about courage. Having the courage to do something even if you think youre going to fail. And you might fail. But if you dont do it, youve lost a piece of yourself. If you dont stand up for what you believe in, you stand for nothing. Thats what Atticus teaches his children. Joann Ellis former English teacherThe amazing thing about this novel is that it has been a bonding element in the experiences of American youth for a half century. Im not sure its a great novel, but its a great cultural touchstone for the American experience. As a staple in school curricula for so many decades, it has shaped our collective memory of our past. We have come to agree that its vision of Americas struggle with race is one we share. For all its cultural power, it is not a novel I have returned to as an adult except to teach it once or twice. Philip K. Jason, professor emeritus, U.S. Naval Academy and Florida Weekly book reviewer There have been many cases where I took an unpopular case, or the cause was very controversial, and Ive often thought of Atticus Finch as a role model. Now Ive practiced criminal law for 40 years, and I hope Ive at least somewhat lived up to his expectations. Wilber Smith Fort Myers criminal defense attorney and former mayor My daughter is the person who changed my mind about Mockingbird. She astutely said that its one of the most overrated books in the history of American literature and shes right The writing is flat and unremarkable, and Scout is unbelievable as a protagonist. No child that age, no matter how smart she is, would narrate with such omniscience. The book was and is a bestseller because its still a teachers favorite and easiest tool for illustrating the racial strife of the civil rights era. Ad Hudler, Fort Myers author, most recently of Man of the House, published by Random House MOCKINGBIRDFrom page C1TOMLINSON JASON SMITH HUDLER ELLIS More than three dozen local youngsters promise to be spot-on when KidzAct of The Naples Players presents The 101 Dalmatians Musical. The musical takes over the Tobye Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre for four performances Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 9-11. The cast of lovable, rambunctious canines and their human friends (and foes, including Cruella de Ville) are all enrolled in the fourweek-long KidzAct summer camp, learning skills they need for their big debut in the classic tale of bravery, villainy, loyalty and fun. Director Jessica Walck has some help from acting and improv instructor Craig Price, music director Lisa Federico and choreographer Meg Pryor. Show time for The 101 Dalmatians Musical is 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 9-10, and 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, July 11. Tickets are $6 for those under 18 and $12 for adults. Visit the box office at 701 Fifth Ave. S. or call 263-7990. KidzAct is going to the dogs
5111 Tamiami Trail N., Naples 239.321.5015www.donshula.com 20 Year Anniversary Celebration Specials Wednesdays & Fridays 4pm-6pmHalf Price Drinks Cocktails, Wine and Beer. Complimentary Hors d oeuvresWed 3pm-6pmListen to a Live Broadcast from Shulas with Talk Radio Legend Dave Elliott 98.9 FMFriday Night Jazz 5pm-8pmwith Bob Zottola and The Expandable Jazz Band Quick Pass Lunch Specials $9.95Served Monday through Sunday 11:30 AM 2:30 PM From 5:00pm to 8:00pm every Friday Shulas presents Bob Zottola and the Expandable Jazz Band in the Shulas lounge. Come enjoy happy hour and complimentary hors d oeuvres while you kick back to the masterful selection of jazz classics. After enjoying the live music and cocktails remember to make reservations to stay for dinner. Our Premium Black Angus cuts of beef, fresh seafood, and assortments of appetizers and mouth watering desserts are sure to make you a fan. Need Plans for Friday Night? Summer Wine Series Wine Tasting will be July 19 Featuring Kendall Jackson Wine Estates. Shulas Steak House WelcomesAntinori Wine Estates Wine will be available for retail purchase 6:30 PM Reception with passed appetizers and sparkling wine
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 8-14, 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 Annie By The Naples Players through Aug. 1 at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or www. naplesplayers.org. 101 Dalmatians Musical By KidzAct of The Naples Players July 9-11 at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or www.napleplayers.org. Cinderella Through July 31 at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. 2784422. Dinner Show By Naples City Improv at Freds Diner at 6:30 p.m. July 10 and 24 and Aug. 7 and 21. 2700 Immokalee Road. Reservations: 4317928. Footloose At Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre through July 25. 2784422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com. Thursday, July 8 A Night Out Evening on Fifth is set for 6-9 p.m. Stroll the avenue, shop, dine or enjoy a cocktail while listening to live bands. 435-3742 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Girls Night The Grape at Coconut Point hosts Ladies Night Out at 6 p.m. Enjoy drinks, hors doeuvres, music and complimentary tarot card readings. Fashions and accessories will be available for trying and buying, courtesy of Patchington. $25. 992-5040. 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. Quiz Night The English Pub hosts Quiz Night at 8:30 p.m. 775-3727, 2408 Linwood Ave. www.naplesenglishpub.com. Friday, July 9 Comedians Paul Hooper and Karen Fitzgerald perform at the Laugh In Comedy Caf at 8 and 10 p.m. tonight and Saturday. 479-LAFF. Saturday, July 10 Feelin Groovy Jim Witter returns to the Philharmonic Center for the Arts with a tribute to Simon and Garfunkel at 8 p.m. $49. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Mango Mania The Mango Mania Festival takes place today and Sunday at the German-American Social Club, 2101 Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral. 283-0888. Music Fest Germain Arena hosts the Home Grown 2010 Music Fest from 2-11:30 p.m., featuring 15 of the top unsigned bands in Florida. $10. www.germainarena.com. Jazz Tunes The Naples Jazzmasters perform from 2-4 p.m. every Saturday through the summer at the Norris Community Center. 213-3058. Free Concert Gulf Coast Town Center presents The Bunche Band from 8-10 p.m. under the stars in Market Plaza. 267-0783 or gulfcoasttowncenter.com. Chess Anyone? The Southwest Florida Chess Club invites players of all ages and abilities to gather at Books-AMillion at Mercado from 1:30-5 p.m. 8980458 or e-mail email@example.com. Farmers Market The North Naples Green Market, Naples only indoor and air-conditioned farmers market, is open from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. every Saturday through Sept. 25 at the Collection at Vanderbilt. 249-9480 or www.northnaplesgreenmarket.com. Sunday, July 11 Summer Films FGCUs Renaissance Academy presents summer foreign films from 1-4 p.m. on occasional Sundays at the Naples Center, 1011 Fifth Ave. S. Admission is $4 for RA members and $5 for others. Today: Spirited Away. July 18: Bus 174. July 25: Rashomon. 425-3272 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Hot Stuff The Hyatt Place Coconut Point hosts a preview party to celebrate Estero Fire Rescues first firefighter calendar from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy barbecue, entertainment and raffles to benefit Partners in Breast Cancer and the Estero Safety Fund. $20. 390-8000 or www.shopcoconutpoint.com. Monday, July 12 Theater Camp KidzAct, The Naples Players Youth Theatre, has Summer 2010 Theatre Camp, for ages 4 -18, session three, from today through July 23. 434-7340 ext. 10. Love Trivia? The Pub at Mercato has Trivia Night every Monday at 7:30 p.m. 594-9400. Tuesday, July 13 Free Kids Movie Tale of Despereaux plays at 10 a.m. at Hollywood Stadium 20-Naples; 597-4252. Free tickets, first-come, first-served. Pet Party Every Tuesday is Yappy Hour at The Dock at Crayton Cove from 5-6:30 p.m. Pups and their people can get acquainted, have a drink and a snack, with contributions accepted for the Naples Dog Park. Movie Night Gulf Coast Town Center hosts Cinema Under the Stars on Tuesdays, with movies starting at 8:30 p.m. in Market Plaza Courtyard. Tonight: The Little Rascals. Team Trivia Boston Beer Garden Team Trivia is played at 9 p.m. every Tuesday at 2396 Immokalee Rd. 596-2337. Wednesday, July 14 Accessory Evening Join Signatures at Mercato from 6-9 p.m. for A Night of Accessories with champagne, sweets, raffles and surprises. 254-5800. Free Kids Movie Astro Boy plays at 10 a.m. at Hollywood Stadium 20-Naples; 597-4252. Free tickets, first-come, first-served. 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.Sweet Art Gallery in North Naples holds an opening reception for Bright at Home, an exhibit of works by more than 50 gallery artists guaranteed to brighten your habitat no matter what your style, from 6-9 p.m. Friday, July 9. Included in the show are Red 4 Susan by Phyllis Heller, top, and Floating About by Elizabeth Petite Prociw, above. The gallery is at 2054 Trade Center Way; 597-2110 or www.thesweetartgallery.com. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The North Naples Green Market, Naples only indoor and air-conditioned farmers market, is open from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. every Saturday through Sept. 25 at the Collection at Vanderbilt. 249-9480 or www.northnaplesgreenmarket.com. Interactive Friendly Pirate Fun for the Whole Family 239-765-7272 www.PiecesOfEight.com 2500 Main Street Ft Myers Beach Located at Salty Sams Waterfront Adventures Arrive 30-40 minutes prior to departure. Call For Times and Reservations 239-765-7272 COURTESY PHOTOS
WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 8-14, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 SUMMER WINE SERIES Dance Nights Vergina hosts a Dancing under the Stars Summer Dance Contest at 8 p.m. every Wednesday, with prizes for winners. The contest finals are Nov 17. 659-7008 or www.verginarestaurant.com. 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 Doggie Stroll The Naples Botanical Garden hosts Dogs in the Park from 9-11 a.m. July 15. $4.95 for non-members and free for members. www.naplesgarden.org or 643-7275. Funny Guy Comedian Billy Gardell performs July 15-17 at the Off The Hook Comedy Club on Marco Island. 389-6900. Island Tunes The Art League of Bonita Springs Live at the Promenade! presents island sounds with John Frinzi and John Patti from 7-9 p.m. July 15 at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. $15 members/$20 non-members. 495-8989. Music and More Third Thursday on Third is set for 6-9 p.m. July 15 on Third Street South, with music and entertainment. 434-6533. Solid Gold Barry Newman performs Memories of Gold, celebrating hits from the s and s, at noon July 17 at the Big Cypress Dinner Theater in the Big Cypress Marketplace. $25 in advance for lunch and the show. 7741690 or www.bigcypressmarketplace. com. Beauty Event Makeup Madness starts at 11 a.m. July 17 at Nancy Joseph Makeup Studio, 4949 Tamiami Trail N, Ste 102. Experience styling sessions with professional makeup artists and skin professionals. Enjoy cocktails, appetizers, door prizes and music. $20. 643-5477. The Cove Collier County Friends of the Library present a free screening of the Academy Award-winning documentary, The Cove, at 2 p.m. July 21 at Headquarters Library and at 2 p.m. July 22 at Naples Regional Library. 5930177 or 263-7768. Carnival of Madness Germain Arena presents Carnival of Madness, featuring Shinedown, Chevelle, Puddle of Mudd, Sevendust and 10 Years, at 5 p.m. July 21. www.germainarena.com or 800-745-3000. Comedy Show Comedian Nick Di Paolo performs July 22-25 at the Off The Hook Comedy Club on Marco Island. 389-6900. Art Party The All About Color opening reception is set for 6-8 p.m. July 23 at the Art League of Bonita Springs Center for the Arts. The exhibition will remain on display through Aug. 26. 495-8989. Photo Show The FGCU Renaissance Academy presents Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorgsky from 10-11:30 a.m. July 23 at the Naples Center. 425-3272. Laser Shows The Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium hosts laser light shows at 4, 7 and 9 p.m. July 23 and 24, and 4 and 7 p.m. July 25 and 26. 275-3435. Feline Fest The 19th annual Cat Show is set for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 24-25 at the Araba Shriners Hall, 2010 Hanson St. 772-5399 or Jcampb4244@aol.com. Birthday Event Henry Fords Birthday Celebration starts at 10 a.m. July 30 at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates. 334-7419. Ol Blue Eyes Ray Livosi performs his tribute to Frank Sinatra at noon July 31 at the Big Cypress Dinner Theatre at Big Cypress Marketplace. $25 in advance for lunch and the show. 774-1690 or www.bigcypressmarketplace.com. Send calendar listings to events@ floridaweekly.com.COURTESY PHOTO The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club hosts Summer Jazz with Late Night Brass from 7-10 p.m. July 24. Admission is free, and a com plimentary trolley runs throughout the evening between the hotel and Lowdermilk Park. 261-2222. COURTESY PHOTOComedian Nick Di Paolo performs July 22-25 at the Off The Hook Comedy Club on Marco Island. 389-6900. For Reserva ons Call 239-403-3020DAY TRIPSNOW AVAILABLE! BOOK NOW! KEY WEST KEY WEST 1485 Pine Ridge Rd., Suite 3, Naples239-304-9754 www.patrics.comBREAKFAST, LUNCH & MOREOpen Every Day 6:30 am 2:00 pm Free wireless internet Free deliveryGo Ahead and Compare! Vintage movie buffs can see Sherlock Holmes Faces Death in a free screening at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 10, at the Collier County Museum. The 1943 film stars Basil Rathbone as Mr. Holmes and Nigel Bruce as his sidekick, Dr. Watson. As hes tending recuperating soldiers at the centuries-old Musgrave Manor, Dr. Watson summons Mr. Holmes to investigate a series of strange and mysterious happenings. The museum is in the Collier Government Complex at U.S. 41 and Airport Road. For more information, call 252-8476 or visit www. colliermuseums.com.
C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 8-14, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY UPCOMING KEY WEST EVENTS GETTING THERE IS HALF THE FUN 1-800-593-7259 www.seakeywestexpress.com*Minimum 8 day advance pre-purchased ticket, non-refundable, no cash value, cannot be combined with other offers. Excludes weekend fee.Depart from Marco Island at Rose Marco River Marina Your Way to Key West $56*SUMMER SAVINGS*Round Trip RequiredEACH WAY07/15 : Mel Fisher Days07/20 : 30th Annual Hemingway Days07/21 : Drambuie Key West Marlin Tournament07/28 : MINI Lobster Season >>What: Annie >>When: through Aug. 1 >>Where: The Sugden Community Theatre, 701 Fifth Ave. S., Naples >>Cost: $30 for adults, $10 for kids under 18; Vergina restaurant has a special package with dinner and show for $48 per person >>Info: 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org in the know While watching Annie at the Sugden Community Theatre opening night, I was reminded of the joke about the boy who was presented with a roomful of horse manure. Others might have been upset, but he was excited. When asked why, he said, Well, with all this manure, theres bound to be a pony in there somewhere! And that epitomizes Annie both the play and the character, which are equally and irrepressibly sunny and upbeat. As a little orphan, Annie possesses in seemingly limitless supply what used to be called moxie. Shes a scrappy little kid, ever confident that things will work out. Shes 10, and though shes still in the orphanage where her parents dropped her off as a baby, shes certain they will return, some day, to claim her. Initially a comic strip that originated in the s, Annie became a Broadway musical 33 years ago. After many revivals and multiple national tours, the show remains an audience favorite. The production at the Sugden proves why. The songs are catchy (just try to get Tomorrow or Easy Street out of your head), and everything moves along at a good pace. There are lots of adorable kids and one really cute dog. And theres a fairy-tale ending. The Naples Players artistic director Dallas Dunnagan has done a masterful job directing this musical, working with two teams of young actresses who alternate from week to week in the roles of Annie and the 11 orphans (Team One performed opening night; Team Two will close the show on Aug. 1). The remaining cast, more than two dozen adults, is the same for every performance. Its difficult to believe that Jessica Daniels (who we saw opening night and who alternates as Annie with Jessica Cohen) has never been on stage before. Shes a natural, belting out songs with ease and making you fall in love with her. Miss Daniels sings Tomorrow with such sincerity, its almost as if youve never heard the song before. She really sells the role. And 6-year-old Kylie Campbell as Molly, the youngest orphan, is also a standout. She almost steals the show, especially when imitating Miss Hannigan, the mean and spiteful head of the orphanage.ARTS COMMENTARY Dont wait for tomorrow to book tickets to Annie NancySTETSON email@example.com > > > > > > > > > > > > >> >> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Wh at : A nn > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Wh en: t h ro > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Wh e r e : The 7 01 > > > > > > >> >> >> > >> > > > > > > > >> >> >> >> > > > > > > > > > >> >> >> > > > > > > > > >> > > > > > > > > > >> > >> > >> > > > >> >> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >> >> > > > > > > > > > >> >> >> > > > > > > > > > > > >> > >> > > > > > > > > >> > > > > > > > > >> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >> >> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Co C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C st: $ 3 0 V er g p ac k $ 48 >> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > In f o: 26 3 Ditto for another 6-year-old Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever Twister Willis, who plays Sandy. Although he doesnt have a speaking role, he expresses himself with soulful eyes and wagging tail.Great adult acting, tooAdult actors have always been warned against performing with kids or dogs because they tend to steal the show, and in this musical, they bravely act with both. Because there are so many, and because some of them play multiple characters, its difficult to name every one who stood out. Some gems scattered throughout the production include: Suzanna Reed as Daddy Warbucks chef, Mrs. Pugh, made me laugh as she recited the menu choices, especially when she came to Baked Alaska. Jasmine Vizena as a wannabe star arriving in New York City gained applause midsong after belting out a verse of NYC. And Jason Eugenides as slick radio host Bert Healy and the all-girl trio consisting of Beverly Canell, Ellen Cooper and Ms. Vizena. The ensemble numbers are just as powerful as the solos, particularly the songs performed by Daddy Warbucks maids, servants and butlers, and Wed Like to Thank You, Herbert Hoover, sung by a group of unemployed and homeless. Jim Corsica, who shaved his head for the role, portrays a solid Daddy Warbucks; initially stiff and not sure how to deal with a little girl, he warms up to Annie and wants to adopt her. The attraction between him and his secretary, Grace (Katie Raleigh) seems to be downplayed in this production. Ms. Raleigh personifies her characters name and is almost a fairy godmother, with her appearance at the orphanage changing Annies life forever. Debi Guthery is hilarious as the villain Miss Hannigan, head of the orphanage. As she harangues the children and makes them mop the floors at 4 a.m., shes the most cartoonlike of the cast, and for good reason: It would be a very dark show if she played her role straight. (As it is, its pretty creepy that she forces the kids to say I love you, Miss Hannigan, even as she berates and abuses them.) But you cant help but laugh as she sneers lines such as Did I hear happiness in here? Miss Hannigan listens to radio romances and longs for love, and her flask is never far from her lips. She has a solo in Little Girls (in which she dreams of wringing their necks), but the showstopper is Easy Street, which she performs with her brother Rooster (Randall Jones) and his floozy girlfriend Lily (Mary Anne McAvoy McKerrow). Ms. Guthery demonstrates that she not only possesses great comedic timing, but can do physical comedy as well, as she shimmies and shakes in a zany dance of her own. Theater is a collaborative effort, and musical director Charles Fornara and choreographer Dawn Lebrecht Fornara deserve kudos for their substantial roles in making this production of Annie as bright and shiny as a brand new penny. I especially liked the way the adults in Hooverville seemed to echo the orphans dance in Hard Knock Life. Dot Auchmoodys costumes serve the show well. Annies iconic red dress, with its white and black trim, seems as if it were drawn with pen and ink. (The orphans complementary outfits at the end of the musical were also a clever touch.) Matt Flynns scenic design is outstanding. Of special note are the backdrop of New York City and the muscular-looking street corner (where Sandy strays into Annies life) that looks as if it were painted by George Bellows. Unfortunately, the sound was not topnotch on opening night. The speaker on stage right seemed to work intermittently, and sometimes you couldnt hear the orphans individual lines, whether sung or spoken.Even if youve seen it beforeAnnie, in some ways, is a strange little musical. It contains some New York jokes, a Jersey joke and a couple of jabs at Democrats. (Daddy Warbucks, of course, is a Republican, having made his billions from World War I.) Theres a love song to New York City, a number performed by the homeless, a scene that shows what its like behind-the-scenes at a radio program, and even a meeting of the Presidents Cabinet.If not directed well, it can be cloyingly sweet and irritating. Lazy directors can depend purely upon the cuteness of the kids (and a canine) to carry the show.That isnt the case here. This Annie is pure entertainment and highly enjoyable even if you think you couldnt possibly stand to hear Tomorrow one more time. The show has played here before, including a national tour and a run at the Naples Dinner Theatre. Its also slated to play at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre next summer. But this is a production you shouldnt miss. COURTESY PHOTOKatie Raleigh as Grace, Jessica Daniels and Jessica Cohen as Annie, and Jim Corsica as Daddy Warbucks
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 8-14, 2010 C9 GIVING The YMCA of the Palms Child Care Center has a new hands-on learning laboratory thanks to a recently completed 2,000-square-foot garden at the Greater Naples YMCA. Designed for children up to age 5, the garden will let youngsters tend plantings and learn about plants, insects, the seasons and the sun. At the same time, they will develop core values when they take on responsibilities such as watering and weeding. The childrens garden encompasses the YMCAs three main areas of focus, from youth development to healthy living to social responsibility, says Brandon Dowdy, CEO of the YMCA of the Palms. It provides an ever-changing, outdoor classroom for daily exploration that enhances our curriculum in a very tangible, real-world way. The garden, which includes tomatoes and zucchini, herbs such as cilantro and rosemary, and flowers that attract butterflies, took shape with the help of 12 volunteers from Goldman Sachs Community TeamWorks in Miami. Spearheaded by the YMCA leadership team and cheered on by 50 children from the voluntary pre-kindergarten classrooms, in just a few hours the volunteers planted five raised beds, watered and mulched the garden, installed four childrens benches and planted a shade tree. Preparation of the garden layout, soil and irrigation had been completed prior. In addition to Goldman Sachs Community TeamWorks, YMCA members and child-care family Elisabeth and Jacob Nassberg are supporting the garden. While children will assist in caring for the garden, the YMCA is enlisting volunteers for ongoing maintenance. Anyone who is interested should call Beth Hatch at 5975437 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. New childrens garden grows at YMCA PUZZLE ANSWERS MILA BRIDGER / COURTESY PHOTO Children in the YMCA of the Palms child-care program shout out their thanks to garden volunteers. John Marazzi Nissan is joining forces with the Boys and Girls Club of Collier County to equip local children with new sneakers and backpacks for the upcoming school year. Anyone is welcome to collect information about a specific child at the dealership at 3640 Pine Ridge Road. They will then purchase the new tennis shoes and backpacks and return them to the store in time for a student party at the dealership on Saturday, Aug. 7. The Boys and Girls Club provides afterschool programs at its Arlene & Jerry F. Nichols Campus at 7500 Davis Blvd. For more information, call 325-1765 or visit www.bgccc.com. Voices for Kids of Southwest Florida has recently received almost $40,000 in grants: $30,000 from The United Way of Collier County, $4,000 from Trinity-bythe-Cove Episcopal Church Community Grant Commission and $5,000 from the Levi, Ray and Shoup Foundation. VFK recruits, trains and supports Guardian ad Litem volunteers, who speak up for local children removed from their homes because of abuse, neglect or abandonment. VFK raises funds to provide financial assistance and other resources for these childrens accompanying health, educational and social needs. For more information, call Connie Sudbrook at 860-0297. Dealership collects school shoes, backpacks Grants awarded to Voices for Kids Spend your summer nights with me....4 course prix Fix dinner $28Half price bottles of wine up to $175 Call me AngelinaNew summer hoursTuesday-Saturday 5:00-10:00 pmDaily Indulgence Therapy in Angelinas Lounge Tuesday-Saturday 5:00-7:30 PMHalf-price appetizers and antipasti platters Double your pleasure on selected beers and cocktails 24041 S. TAMIAMI TRAIL, BONITA SPRINGS 239.390.3187 | WWW.ANGELINASOFBONITASPRINGS.COM Summer Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 5:00-10:00 PM Indulge. Its Italian, redefined.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 8-14, 2010 SEE ANSWERS, C9 SEE ANSWERS, C9 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. 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 RHYME TIME By Linda ThistleSponsored By: Moderate Challenging Expert Puzzle Difficulty this week: CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Its a good time to buckle down and tackle those unfinished tasks so youll be ready to take on other projects. The weeks end could bring an invitation from a most surprising source. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Mixed signals could create a few stressful moments for the Lion. But by midweek, explanations should help ease the tension. The weekend is party time! Share it with someone special. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) This is a good catching up week for finishing tasks, calling old friends and maybe reading that book you havent opened yet or renting that movie you wanted to see again. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Money matters should be worked out, even if it takes time away from a more romantic situation. Better to settle things before feelings turn hard and angry on all sides. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A job-related problem could turn out to be less troublesome than it seemed at first. Just a few moments of talk twixt the parties resolves everything to everyones satisfaction. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) The Sagittarian Archer takes aim at health and fitness issues this week. Watch your diet, and try to put more exercise time into your typically busy schedule. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) As you continue to focus on a career or job change, its a good time to look over some of your rarely used skills and see where they can fit into your future workplace plans. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A loved ones health might be worrisome, but theres good news by midweek. Expect people who share your ideas and your goals to try to contact you by the weeks end. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A colleagues request that makes the typically perceptive Pisces feel uncomfortable is a request you probably will want to turn down. The weekend favors family get-togethers. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Starting something new is always exciting for the adventurous Aries. And heres the good news: This time you might be able to get some assistance in helping you finish what youve started. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Put your daydreaming penchant on hold for now, and face the facts as they are, not as youd like them to be. Your customary hardheaded approach to deals, etc., would be called for. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Problems beyond your control might delay some of your plans. But things should start to get back to normal by midweek. The weekend could bring an unexpected (but welcome) visitor. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a gift for making others feel warm and wanted. Even newcomers feel like old friends.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 8-14, 2010 C11 True dialogue from The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, spoken by Jacob to Bella as he explains his virtues over Edwards: Hey, at least Im alive.Hes got a point there. Too bad the movie isnt alive with decent dialogue, a more interesting story and better acting. This isnt quite as bad as the last installment, New Moon, but its not much better either.Still trying to set the record for most whining ever by a teenage girl, Bella (Kristen Stewart) is committed to her love for Edward (Robert Pattinson), but groans about him not making her a vampire. No teen should have to make such eternal mortality decisions. Danger lurks in the return of evil vamp Victoria (Bryce Dallas Howard), as shes creating an army of newborns led by recent convert Riley (Xavier Samuel). Through a variety of circumstances, all supposedly derived from Stephenie Meyers best-selling book (which will continue to remain unread by me), Bella also spends a good amount of time with Jacob (Taylor Lautner, still with great abs) and his fellow werewolves. Even though Edward and Jacob are natural enemies and both love Bella, their clans unite in order to stave off Victorias attack and keep Bella safe. The playful but serious rivalry between Edward and Jacob is amusing, notably in a tent late in the film. And the history of the tension between the vampires and werewolves is explained, which provides needed context. More amusing, relevant scenes like these are needed to keep the tone brisk and lively. Rosalie (Nikki Reed) and Jaspers (Jackson Rathbone) back stories are also revealed, and although theyre interesting, neither serves the plot, which makes them pointless. That and some really terrible dialogue which occurs any time either Edward or Jacob is alone with Bella hinder what could have been a nicely paced, lucid story. The franchise is Bellas odyssey, which (to paraphrase feminist theorist Laura Mulvey) allows women to relate to the story as they see it through her eyes. Therefore as Edward and Jacob pursue Bella, female viewers can also (symbolically) feel pursued by the two hunks. But whats missing in director David Slades film is an angle from which guys can approach the series. After three movies, its still impossible to understand why Edward and Jacob are drawn to Bella. Shes not that cute. Shes whiny and needy. Shes so consumed with doing what she wants she doesnt care about the danger she puts herself in, which also puts them in danger. Any self-respecting guy would leave her mildly attractive, moping ass behind and not think twice about it. Do vampires and werewolves have no dignity? As a teen girl fantasy, Eclipse will likely suffice to generate ample Twi-hard interest leading into the two-part fourth film. As anything else, its a dull, occasionally amusing soap opera that leaves a lot to be desired. Dan Hudak is the chairman of the Florida Film Critics Circle and a nationally syndicated film critic. You can e-mail him at email@example.com and read more of his work at www.hudakonhollywood.com.I Am Love (Tilda Swinton, Flavio Parenti, Edoardo Gabbriellini) Emma (Swinton), who long ago married into a wealthy Italian family, finds forbidden love in her adult sons (Parenti) friend Antonio (Gabbriellini), a chef who cooks his way into her heart. In terms of style, the movie is exceptionally well made by director Luca Guadagnino. Unfortunately, the story never quite clicks, largely because we never learn what Antonio sees in Emma. Rated R.Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (Joan Rivers, Kathy Griffin, Don Rickles) This illuminating and insightful documentary follows a year in the life of comedienne Joan Rivers. The plastic surgery jokes and struggling career moments we expect. What we dont expect are moments of incredible honesty, Ms. Rivers tireless work ethic and how raw, exposed and giving she is as a person and an artist. Rated R.Knight & Day (Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Viola Davis) On her way to her sisters wedding, June (Diaz) gets entangled with a superspy (Cruise) and doesnt know if she should trust him or the FBI agents (Davis, Peter Sarsgaard) telling her hes gone rogue. Its nice to see Mr. Cruise having fun, the story keeps you guessing and the action is exciting without getting too ridiculous. In short, its exactly what its supposed to be. Rated PG-13. LATEST FILMS CAPSULES The Twilight Saga: Eclipse REVIEWED BY DAN HUDAKwww.hudakonhollywood.com ............Is it worth $10? No >> No surprise here: Combined, Twilight and New Moon earned a worldwide box of ce gross of more than $1.1 billion. did you know? danHUDAK www.hudakonhollywood.com
C12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 8-14, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Pending regulatory approval. Must be at least 18 years old to play. See Brush Stand for complete details. Persons who have been trespassed or banned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida or those who have opted into the self-exclusion program are not eligible. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, please call 1.888.ADMIT.IT.ALL IN. ALL THE TIME.HIGH ST KES POKERSEMINOLEITS NOT OVER TILALL THEIR MONEY IS HANGING OUT AT THE TABLE WITH YOUR MONEY 24/7 506 South First Street 800-218-0007 seminoleimmokaleecasino.comOPEN 24 HOURS, 7 DAYS A WEEK FLORIDA WEEKLY FICTION CHALLENGE I sit, trembling like a school boy despite the heat, pretending to read the newspaper, while she lies on the beach right before me, sleek; her limbs, back and the slope up her thigh gleaming with oil. Do it, she says with her young, flawless body. Do it and Im yours. She wont wait. I have to get on with my life, she informed me last week, as I embraced her in her narrow bed. I cant live in this dump forever. Now, clad in an agonizingly provocative strip of fabric, shes purposefully positioned herself where I can see her, to remind me that if I dont act soon, shell move on find someone else. She understands how her physicality affects me, how the sight of her makes me shiver with desire. What I must do is kill the wizened creature at my side my wife of 40 years, whos reading, of all things, the Bible. I wonder if the choice is specific, meant to be a subliminal deterrent. She knows, I suddenly think, and my poor, compromised heart executes a somersault. I glance at my wife. She sits, oblivious in her beach chair, lost in scripture. She has no idea that my blood sizzles and burns for the 20-year-old beauty lying only two yards away. And then, at two, exactly as planned, I see the Russian. He strolls by, unashamed of his distended belly and scanty black suit. He raises both hands in the air, as if stretching. But its a signal. Hes telling me hes ready. Hell be on the lake to do what Ive paid him to do. Tonight. This evening I will, once and for all, be rid of her. Tonight, equipped with wine and fishing poles, well take out our boat, as we often do. Ill be solicitous, pour her wine generously, ensure that shes tipsy even before we clamber into our little aluminum craft. Ever compliant, shell drink and smile, content in what she calls our elderly camaraderie. When we arrive at the place where there are no houses, just mangroves winding deeply into themselves, he, the Russian, will arrive in his boat. Hell pretend to need help. Ill steer to his craft, as if to offer assistance. Ill lean toward him, and hell lean toward me. Then hell seize my wife, thrust her overboard, and plunge her into the deep, black water. Inexplicably, she cant swim, never learned. To be sure she drowns, hell clunk her hard in the head with an oar. Well pull away; watch her life ebb out of her. When were sure shes dead, well overturn our own boats, wet ourselves, make it look like there truly was an accident. Then well retrieve her corpse. Ill tell the police how, when I tried to assist the Russian, we overturned and she hit her head and drowned before I could save her. Ill tell them how difficult it was Florida Weekly is asking readers to tell us stories. Were already done some of the work to help you get started. Using the photo seen here as a starting point for the creative process, wed like you to come up with a narrative story of 600 words or less. Florida Weekly will accept stories in Word format or written out in the body of an e-mail until Friday, July 23. E-mail submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will print the best submissions on these very pages.Right Before My EyesBY LISA MULLARKEY, PELICAN BAY ___________________________ for me, given the poor condition of my heart. The thought of our plan excites me. My heart bangs and flips. I feel it cartwheel in my constricting chest. This isnt good. I fumble for the beach bag, which contains my pills. I flip my left hand outwards, grasping, but the bag is too close to her, and my arm feels rubbery; it doesnt work properly, and These were his last thoughts, that afternoon on the beach. I tried to help him, his wife later told the authorities. But it was too late. He died, right before my eyes.
WEEK OF JULY 8-14, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C13 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com 489 Bayfront | 239.530.2225 www.tavernonthebay.net Where Goodlette Frank meets 41 in downtown Naples Naples ONLY waterfront sports bar with the largest BIG SCREEN HD in SW FLORIDA $5 Owith the purchase of any 2 lunch entrees.exp. 8/10 Tavern on the Where Go Wh er W h e r e G o T avern on t Fun Fare Sports & Spirits Open 7 Days a Week $2 Drafts and $4 Wells $ $ 2 $ $ 2 Happy Hour 3-7 Daily $3.50 Apps. THURSDAY PRICE PIZZA NIGHT STARTING AT 4 P.M. $2 Domestic Drafts MONDAY KIDS EAT FREE (with purchase of adult entree) $4 Margaritas $5 Nachos WEDNESDAY 3 Course Italian Dinner $14.99 $4 House Wine 403 Bayfront PlaceDowntown Naples239-435-9353voted Southwest Floridas best steakhouse We have All Major League Baseballwww.stoneyssteakhouse.comLive Entertainment Thur.-Sun. STONEYS STEAKHOUSE 1 for & potato$2995Monday& Friday Sunset Wine Dinner for Two 3 course menu for two$4995 & potato$2195Tuesday & Thursday & potato $ 24 95Wednesday Naples Best FREE APPETIZERexp. 8/10 Tavern on the With the purchase of two entrees. Not to be combined with any other discount. One per table. S UNDAY BRUNCH BUFFET All-you-can-eat! Only $14.99 10:30-2:30 p.m. SATURDAY P rime Rib Night $16.99 $5 Bloody Marys FRIDAY S eafood Nigh t $5 Vodka Bombs! MONDAY M O N D A AY Naples N a p l e s ONLY ON ONL L LY waterfron Y Y w n p p Al Al Al gu gu gu all al a ll ll s s ll ll l l gue g ue e l l F Fu Fu u Fu F n n n n n n n n F F Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa a F a a re re e re re S S S S S S po po po po po p t rt rt rt rt rt s s s s & & & & & S Sp Sp Sp Sp Sp p i ir ir ir ir ir i it it it it it s s s s Fu u Fu n n M ovie N ight! Movies on our BIG Screen! Wok Night $9.99 $5 Apple Martinis TUESDAY FLORIDA WRITERS Five storm-stranded women: Imagine the possibilitiesWhat happens if you mix together five women, strangers to one another, in a Tampa airport restroom as killer storms shut down air travel across the country? Read Kris Radishs latest novel, and youll find out. Youll also enjoy an interesting blend of personalities, the semi-claustrophobic heightening provided by the circumscribed setting, and Ms. Radishs sassy, edgy brand of sentimentality. An aging lounge singer, a high-strung businesswoman, a super-mom, an overly self-conscious young hairdresser and a sleeparound babe get tossed together once they decide to wait out the storm (and the cancelled air transport) in a beachside resort hotel. How did they get together? Well, one of them dropped her cell phone in the toilet, where it got stuck, and the others decided to help her rescue it. The unexpected team effort (a success) and their mutual plight of needing somewhere to stay until they could resume their travel plans led them to share a suite at the hotel. For several days, we watch their interaction. At least half of the time, they get on one anothers nerves. They are, after all, contrasting types with very different agendas. Given the procession of fierce storms and their need to stay near the airport, they strive to make the best of the situation. At first, each is a reluctant listener to her suite-mates surface concerns; then, slowly they come to reveal more and more to one another, finding a common thread that allows them to open up, to listen and ultimately, to bond. Along the way, their situation is complicated by rumors of threat, by the convention of psychics also at the hotel and by supreme, significant (and yet hugely comical) agreement the women make to avoid using their cell phones. For this reader, the best parts of the book are the one-to-one conversations. In these chapters, Ms. Radish creates utterly believable transitions from guardedness and closed-mindedness to openness, understanding and empathy. The sections of the book in which all five women are interacting can become overwhelming and a bit confusing. Generally, though, Ms. Radish meets the challenge of keeping a large cast of equally important major characters clearly differentiated. Hearts on a String can be enjoyed as a whacky fantasy, leading to a fully realized, unabashedly upbeat resolution. It might seem more believable if at least one of the five were not able to join the new sisterhood. However, its the process that is so engaging, the power of the wish and the delight in imagining the possibility. Deliciously comic in shape and in tone, its likely to satisfy Ms. Radishs already large fan base and bring her many new readers.More about the authorMs. Radish left Wisconsin for Florida as soon as her youngest child left for college. She made a list of everything she loves sun, heat, birds, water and decided that shed move to the un-N.Y. side of Florida. Then, two years ago she settled in Apollo Beach, a bit south of Tampa and just across Tampa Bay from St. Petersburg. She likes living in a quiet place thats only 30 minutes from a major airport. Hearts on a String follows The Elegant Gathering of White Snows, Dancing Naked at the Edge of Dawn, Annie Freemans Fabulous Traveling Funeral, The Sunday List of Dreams, Searching for Paradise in Parker, PA and The Shortest Distance between Two Women. She has also written two books of nonfiction. Ms. Radish suggests that the plot premise of being stranded is the dream of many women. Rather than bringing peril, such a situation brings an opportunity to escape their busy lives, slow down and let go. And she insists it would take courage to do so. She writes, If that would happen, how many would be brave enough to let go? Although she says she benefits from using an outline as a safety net, Ms. Radish also says she lets her characters speak to her and tell her where to take the story. And, as she puts it, They do have very big mouths. Her favorite authors: I think Alice Munro is the greatest living writer. Barbara Kingsolver and Louise Erdrich are vibrant, real writers. I also read a ton of nonfiction and I love poetry. If I didnt have to sleep, I would read all night long. Reading, she adds, is my only bad habit. You can follow this daring author at www.krisradish.com. REVIEWED BY PHILIP K. JASONSpecial to Florida Weekly ALISON ROSA / COURTESY PHOTOKris Radish Hearts on a String, by Kris Radish. Bantam Books. 336 pages. $15.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC14 WEEK OF JULY 8-14, 2010 Three Dog Night Country Club Attire Required Dancing Under The StarWinning Prizes every Wednesday & a Grand Prize at the Final Contest!AMATEUR DANCING CONTEST EVERY WEDNESDAY 8:00 PM FINAL CONTEST NOVEMBER 17TH 700 Fifth Ave. S. Naple, FL 34102(239) 659-7008 www.VerginaRestaurant.com VVER INAG $19.95. O ered 5-7pm VERGINA GOES TO NEXT LEVELG GREAT FOOD, GREAT ENTERTAINMENT, GREAT AMBIANCE, GREAT SERVICE, GREAT DANCE CONTEST! Get into the groove of the sAfter wowing local audiences with The Piano Man, his Elton John/Billy Joel show, Jim Witter returns to the Philharmonic Center for the Arts with a tribute to Simon and Garfunkel at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 10. Feelin Groovy promises to take fans on a musical journey back through the s and the days of flower power, peace signs, VW buses and Mrs. Robinson, with selections including The Sounds of Silence, Scarborough Fair, Bridge Over Troubled Water and Homeward Bound. Tickets to Feelin Groovy are $39. For tickets or more information, call 597-1900 or visit www.thephil.org. Mama told you to come Three Dog Night, with founding members and lead vocalists Danny Hutton and Cory Wells, performs at the Phil at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 31. The group had 21 consecutive top 40 singles, including three hits that topped the charts. Its music continues to wind through the fabric of pop culture today, on radio and in films and television commercials. The concert will include performances of Joy to the World, One, Mama Told Me (Not to Come) and Black and White. Tickets to Three Dog Night are $60. For tickets or more information, call 597-1900 or visit www.thephil.org COMING UP AT THE PHIL COURTESY PHOTOS Jim Witter Three Dog Night
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 8-14, 2010 A&E C15 Original hand dyed wearable art by Leigh Designs, Naples www.leighdesignsnaples.com Available at Kari's Kreations830 Neapolitan Way Shopping Center, Naples 239-261-5355 MENTION THIS AD AND RECEIVE20% OFFALL FULL-PRICE MERCHANDISE COLLECTIONS AT VANDERBILT 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Rd., Suite 150239.514.5009 www.luxnaples.com email@example.comSUMMER SALEup to 75% OFF Kindermusik classes at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts offer a world of discovery and adventure for children from newborns to age 7, along with their parents and/or caregivers. In a nurturing environment filled with energy, imagination, music and dancing, children develop skills in language, literacy, listening, problem-solving, self-esteem and musicality. Each age-appropriate program acts as a stepping stone to the next. Heres whats coming up: Peek-A-Boo! For newborns to 18 months, with parent or caregiver present 9:30-10:15 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays, July 8, 12, 15, 19, 22; $125 Zoo Train! For ages 18 months to 3 years, with parent or caregiver present 10:30-11:15 Mondays and Thursdays, July 8, 12, 13, 19 and 22; and also 9:3010:15 a.m. Tuesdays, July 20, 27 and Aug. 3, 10 and 17; $125. Movin and Groovin For families with children newborn to 7 years 11-11:45 a.m. Tuesdays, July 20, 27 and Aug. 3, 10 and 17; $200. Confetti Days! For children 4-7 years, with parent or caregiver joining class for the last 15 minutes 10-11:30 a.m. Aug. 4, 9, 12, 16 and 19; $150. For registration or more information, call 254-2642 or e-mail Joy Ann Lawfer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Kindermusik isnt just for kidsYoung people between the ages of 7 and 17 who love to sing are invited to audition for the 2010-11 season with the Philharmonic Youth Chorale on Saturday, Sept. 5, at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. The chorale performs with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra. Those wishing to audition should prepare a song of their choosing that showcases their vocal talents. Selections should be no longer than two minutes. All auditions must be with piano accompaniment, not to recorded music or a cappella, and a copy must be provided for the piano accompanist. Applicants will be asked to match pitch and, depending on their musical background, may be asked to sightread. Under the direction of James Cochran, the Philharmonic Youth Chorale rehearses weekly on Saturday mornings with breaks that coincide with public school vacation schedules. Annual tuition for the Philharmonic Youth Chorale is $100. The music fee is $25. Some scholarships are available. For more information or to schedule an audition, call 254-2642 or e-mail email@example.com. September auditions set for Youth ChoraleCOURTESY PHOTO
July 13-22 are ArtBid days at Marco Islands Center for the Arts. Shoppers and art aficionados are invited to visit the center and select something from the treasure trove filled with artwork plus frames and materials for artists. They have the option of paying the Buy It Now price or making a silent bid for the item of their choice. Bids will close at 3 p.m Thursday, July 22. From 2-3 p.m. every day through July 22, Marco Island Art League members will give free demonstrations in art restoration and rejuvenation techniques. Here are the topics: Tuesday, July 13: Give New Life to Aging Frames with Betty Newman. Wednesday, July 14: Conquer the Art of Hanging Art with Nancy Garrison. Thursday, July 15: A Striptease for Old Canvasses with Inez Hudson. Tuesday, July 20: Rescue Broken Ceramic Pieces with Sandy Moore Howe. Wednesday, July 21: CPR for Photographs with Carol Kinkead. Thursday, July 22: Recycle Faded Jewels into Stylish Treasures with Tara ONeill.The center is open from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Make a bid for art at Marco Island centerC16 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 8-14, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY what are you having for lunch today?Text CBake to 74700 to receive more special offers and promos Sliced vine ripe tomatoes tossed with eld greens, buffalo mozzarella, Shaved Parmigiano and our aged Balsamic Vinaigrette. Spend Your Summer in Paradise 12200 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, FL 34110 Reservations: 800.222.TREE or 239.593.8733 doubletreenaples.comEscape to the sun, surf, and beautiful white sand beaches of Floridas Paradise Coast with our Summer Escape to Naples package. Stay two-nights in a spacious one-bedroom suite, have a relaxing day at Delnor-Wiggins Pass and unwind with a delicious dinner at Charlie Chiangs Asian Bistro. A tin of decadent Doubletree Chocolate Chip Cookies is the sweet nishing touch for a perfect getaway. Rates start at just $99 per night. A one-day beach parking pass and a $25 restaurant gift certicate is included in the package. Two night minimum required, based on availability and upgraded suites are available at an additional charge Mention code SUM when making your reservations. Join us onFriday,Salon Summer Sundown Hair Event We look forward to seeing you!Raising Money for Save Our Seabirds Inc. Its not the season for art shows, but summer is the time for area artists to prepare entries and submit applications for a host of exhibits and juried shows on the calendar in the months ahead. In Naples The Naples Art Association invites entries for consideration for National Art Encounter 2010, the fine art and contemporary craft exhibition at The von Liebig Art Center from Sept. 11 to Oct. 30. The NAA will present $2,500 in awards to artists selected by exhibition juror and awards judge Denise Gerson, associate director of the Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, and a member of the annual Curators Panel sponsored by Art Nexus during Art Basel Miami Beach.Deadline for entries is July 26. There is a $29 entry fee for two works ($22 for Naples Art Association members). Membership in the NAA is not required. To enter, go to www.juriedartservices.com and click on National Art Encounter 2010.The NAA also announces that online registration at www.JuriedArtServices. com is open for the following national art festivals: The Naples Fall Fine Art & Craft Festival (formerly the Naples Renaissance Fall Art Festival) on Nov. 26-27. The application deadline is Sept. 1. The 15th annual Downtown Naples New Years Art Fair on Jan. 1-2, 2011 (application deadline Sept. 29). The 32nd annual Naples National Art Festival on Feb. 26-27, 2011 (application deadline Nov. 3). The second annual Mercato Fine Arts Festival on March 5-6 (application deadline Dec. 1). The 23rd annual Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts on March 26-27 (application deadline Dec. 29).For more information, call Marianne Megela at 262-6517, ext. 103, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www. JuriedArtServices.com for complete registration details for the individual festivals.In Bonita Springs The 2011 Bonita Springs National Art Festivals are set for Jan. 15-16 and March 12-13 at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. Entries for the jurying process must be received by Oct. 8 for the January exhibit and by Nov. 8 for the March festival. For more information, call 992-1213 or e-mail email@example.com.In Fort Myers The Alliance for the Arts is accepting members entries for Foot by 1 Foot or Smaller, a big exhibit of little works that runs Aug. 13 through Sept. 4. Artists are to drop off entries between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 9-10. Specifications: One entry per member. Artwork must be 12-by-12 inches or smaller. Medium is open (no crafts). All artwork must be wired and ready to hang, must have been completed in the last two years and not been previously shown at the alliance. Artists are responsible for all delivery or shipping costs. A 40 percent commission will be retained by the alliance on all work sold during the exhibition. The show is open to all Alliance for the Arts members free of any additional charge. Non-members wishing to enter can do so by joining the alliance ($50) when delivering artwork for exhibition. Arts organizations issue calls to the creativesFor more information, call 939-2787. ArtFest Fort Myers 2011 is seeking entries in 16 categories for the 11th annual juried show that takes place Feb. 5-6 along the riverfront in downtown Fort Myers. Categories are: ceramics, digital, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media 2-D, mixed media 3D, painting-watercolor, painting-oil/acrylic, photography, printmaking, sculpture, wearable and wood. Cash prizes totaling $5,000 will be awarded.Deadline for applications is Sept. 17. For more information, e-mail info@ArtFestFortMyers.com or visit www.ArtFestFortMyers.com. Too Hot To Handle 2010 is a juried show set for the Alliance for the Arts from Oct. 8 through Nov. 6. Artists are invited to express whats on their mind regarding politics, the economy and the environment. Entries will be judged on quality of work and relevance to theme, not political views. Categories include sculpture, painting (oil, acrylic, collage, watercolor and mixed media), photography, prints and drawings. The artist prospectus is available at www.ArtInLee.org. Its All Elemental is the theme of Art Royale 2010, an interactive exhibit complete with performances at the Alliance for the Arts Nov. 16-27. Artists are invited to push their artistic limits and create beyond gallery walls and theater stages to interact with participants through theater, costume, dance, music, film, voice, painting, photography, fashion, sculpture, technology, culinary arts and multi-media. For more information, call 939-2787 or visit www.artinlee.org.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 8-14, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C17 YOU ONLY NEEDONE CLUB For more information please contact MARC FREIBURG | PREMIER CLUB 7760 Golden Gate Parkway | Naples, FL 34105 | 239.659.3714FOR A LIMITED TIME, PREMIER CLUB IS OFFERING A TRIAL MEMBERSHIP. Bha!Bha!A Persian Bistro (239) 594-5557 >>Catch The Metropolitan Operas Summer HD Encores at these theaters: Bell Tower 20 13499 Bell Tower Drive, Bell Tower Shops, Fort Myers Hollywood Coconut Point 16 8021 Cinema Wa y, Coconut Point, Estero Hollywood Stadium 20 6006 Hollywood Drive, Naples >>T ickets are available at the box of ce or online at www.metopera.org/hdlive. in the know Opera aficionados can enjoy encore performances of productions by The Metropolitan Opera on Wednesday nights at three cinemas in Southwest Florida this summer. The high-definition programs, all recorded live at The Met in New York City, begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person. Heres the lineup: July 14: La BohemeFranco Zeffirellis classic production of Puccinis La Bohme features Angela Gheorghiu as Mim, Ramn Vargas as Rodolfo, Ainhoa Arteta as Musetta and Ludovic Tzier as Marcello. Nicola Luisotti conducts. Running time: 2 hours, 10 minutes. July 21: TurandotDirector Franco Zeffirellis production of Puccinis last opera is a favorite of the Met repertoire. It stars Maria Guleghina as the ruthless Chinese princess of the title, whose hatred of men is so strong that she has all suitors who cant solve her riddles beheaded. Andris Nelsons conducts. Running time: 2 hours, 5 minutes. July 28: Carmen Director Richard Eyres acclaimed new production of Georges Bizets classic features Elina Garanca in the title role as the seductive gypsy and Roberto Alagna as the obsessed Don Jos. Rising maestro Yannick Nzet-Sguin conducts. Running time: 2 hours, 50 minutes. Opera Naples has moved its administrative offices in the building purchased last year at 2408 Linwood Ave., in the Gateway Triangle Redevelopment Zone. The opera company is engaged in a $5 million capital campaign to raise funds to transform the 20,000-squarefoot building into the ON Center for the Arts. Four offices have been equipped with basic furnishings, phones and Internet service to accommodate ON administrative personnel as well as the event and volunteer coordinator, development director and Artistic Director Steffanie Pearce. Moving our administrative headquarters to the Linwood Avenue building means a great deal to me and to those who have supported Opera Naples over the years Ms. Pearce says. Much has happened in the six years since we were founded. Now Opera Naples has a home of its own its a wonderful step forward as we continue to develop into a regional opera force. The move comes as Phase 1 renovations to the building continue. Entryways and hallways were given a facelift in time for the opening of Opera Naples Teen Summer Performing Camp last month. Once permits are obtained, the walls in the former racquetball court area will be removed to create a black box theater/rehearsal space with seating for 100. Called The Opera Box, it will serve as home to Opera Naples American Opera Workshop. The renovation plan also includes office space that may be made available to other arts organizations; set construction and storage shops; costume design and storage space; an educational wing with a recital/rehearsal room, two studios for private practice and individual instruction and a listening library; a rehearsal room that can accommodate up to 100 musicians; two chorus dressing rooms; a catering kitchen; and a performance venue with an orchestra pit and seating for 400. The ON Center for the Arts will set the standard for redevelopment of the Davis Triangle area and will serve as a cultural gateway to the Collier County Community Redevelopment Agencys Arts and Cultural District that extends from the western tip of the triangle to the Naples Botanical Garden. For more information about donating to the capital campaign and to find out about naming opportunities, call 514SING or visit www.operanaples.org. Wednesdays are opera night with The Met at area cinemasOpera Naples administrative staff moves into offices on Linwood MARTY SOHL / METROPOLITAN OPERA Maria Guleghina in the title role in Turandot, showing July 21. COURTESY RENDERINGON Center for the Arts Subscribe online at www.FloridaWeekly.com or Call 239.325.1960 Get Florida Weekly delivered to your mailbox for only$2995PER YEAR*Rates are based on standard rate postage. A one-year in-county subscription will cost $29.95 to cover shipping and handling. Call for out-of-county and out-of-state postage and pricing options.
C18 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 8-14, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY $39*Introductory 1-Hour Massage Session Discover Naples best kept secret on the bay... The Club At Naples Bay Resort Fitness Membership Summer Membership now available 530-5100 Wildside Cafe is located at Carillon Place Shopping Center at the corners of Airport and Pine Ridge road in the heart of Naples, Florida. BUY 1 GET 1 FREEValid from 7am 2:30pm7 Days a Week*With purchase of 2 beverages *Not valid with any other offerExpires 7/15/2010 (239) 649-0559 wildsidecafe.org5026 Airport Pulling Rd. N. Naples, FL 34105 The Renaissance Academy of Florida Gulf Coast University has the following programs coming up in Naples and Bonita Springs: 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, July 14, 21 and 28, at the Naples Center: Survey of Selected Poems by Garrison Keillor, with instructor Jeffrie Jinian. Requires a copy of Mr. Keillors Good Poems. $85/$100. 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays, July 8, 15, 22 and 29, at the Naples Center: Creative Writing, a workshop with instructor James Robison for those who pen short stories, poems or novels. $85/$100. 9:30 a.m. to noon Friday, July 9, at Bentley Village: Join the Fraud Squad. 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, July 13, 20 and 27, at the Steinway Piano Gallery in Bonita Springs: Unlocking Your Creativity, based on the teachings of G. Altshuller, a rogue Russian inventor. Check out summer school at FGCUs Renaissance AcademyThe Naples International Film Festival announces its collaboration with The Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts for its second annual film festival. As it did for its inaugural year, NIFF will have its opening gala and closing ceremonies at the Phil. The Naples International Film Festival is a right idea, and we are grateful to have it in our hall, Myra Daniels, chairman and CEO of the Phil, says. Last years award-winning film, The Cove (a documentary that went on to win an Academy Award), was very exciting, and we look forward to another wonderful experience. NIFF Executive Director Rowan Samuel is thrilled. The Phil is a world-class facility, and working with them has been a great experience, he says. The 2010 NIFF is set for Nov. 4-7. The festivals mission is to nurture and support a diverse, artistic and cultural experience in Collier County through the operation of a creative, cutting-edge boutique film festival. NIFF showcases some of the most creative cinematic works in the world and at the same time supports, organizes and provides an outlet for Southwet Florida filmmakers and film lovers. For information about NIFF and the benefits of membership, visit www. naplesfilmfest.com. Film festival teams up with the Phil for 2010 Instructor Alex Crandall will discuss the psychological secrets of creative thinking and problem solving, as well as ways to help children and adults develop their creative talents. $50/$65. 1-4 p.m. Sunday, July 11, at the Naples Center: Screening and discussion of Spirited Away. This 2002 animated film from Japan follows the fanciful adventures of 10-year-old girl named Chihiro, who discovers a secret world when she and her family get lost and venture through a hillside tunnel. $4/$5. 1-3 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, July 12, 14, 19 and 21, at the Naples Center: Editing Photos with Picasa 3. 10 a.m. to noon Mondays and Wednesdays, July 12, 14, 19 and 21, at the Naples Center: PCs for Beginners. 1-3 p.m. Mondays, July 12, 19 and 26, at Bentley Village: War, Native American Genocide, the Holocaust and Armenian Genocide. 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, July 14, 21 and 28, at Bentley Village: Digital Photography Boot Camp. 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays, July 14 and 21, at the Naples Center: eBay: Beyond the Basics. 10 a.m. to noon Friday, July 16, at Bentley Village: Understanding Classical Music. 1-4 p.m. Sunday, July 18, at the Naples Center: Screening and discussion of Bus 174, a documentary about what happened in Rio de Janeiro the day a disillusioned slum-dweller hijacked a bus and threatened to kill all of the passengers. Jose Padilhas 2003 film was voted one of the 10 best films of the year by The New York Times. $4/$5. 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, July 22, at the Naples Center: Pictures At An Exhibition by Mussorgsky. 10-11:30 a.m. Friday, July 23, at Bentley Village: The Bad War, World War IIs Pacific Theatre 1-4 p.m. Sunday, July 25, at the Naples Center: Screening and discussion of Rashomon. Set in feudal Japan, Akira Kurosawas highly acclaimed film presents a tale of violent crime in the woods, told from the perspectives of a bandit, a woman, her husband and a woodcutter. A landmark of international cinema, this 1950 film is a stunning examination of truth and human nature. $4/$5. For registration or more information about the Renaissance Academy at FGCU, call 425-3272 or e-mail John Guerra at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 8-14, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C19 Hours: Lunch Mon-Sat 11:30-4 Dinner Sun-Thurs 5-10 Fri & Sat 4-11 1585 Pine Ridge Road, Naples 239-592-0050 www.noodlescafe.com $ 25 00 OFFWITH PURCHASE OF $50 OR MOREGratuity added before discounts. One coupon per table. Valid Sun-Wed 4-7 pm. Not valid holidays. Not valid with special offers.EXPIRES 8-4-10Sunday Summer SpecialAll You Can EatSpaghetti & Meatballs $ 9 955-9 PMNot valid with any other offer or discount.The Original Independently Owned & Operated Since 1991 What can this painted iron elephant do? The sleek art deco design suggests that it was made between about 1925 and 1940. The trunk moves up and down. Think elephants and peanuts, because this is a nutcracker. Put a nut in his mouth, quickly lower the trunk, and crack the nuts shell. Red paint with white and black accents covers the 5-inch-by-10-inch figure. One source says it was made by Hubley of Lancaster, Pa., another that it was made by Bendix Corp. At least four of these nutcrackers have been offered for sale in the past few months, proving that it was a popular best-seller when new. Today, the nutcracker sells for about $100 and still works perfectly. Ms. Kovel answers your questions: Q: I have a set of outdoor furniture that has been in my husbands family since the late 1940s. The chairs have metal frames and rope seats and backs. A few years ago I had the rope redone. The company that did the work told me that the furniture was original Brown Jordan outdoor furniture. Can you tell me the value of these pieces? A: Brown Jordan was founded by Robert Brown and Hubert Jordan in Pasadena, Calif., in 1945. The company claims to be the first to make furniture specifically for full-time outdoor use. Walter Lamb designed a line of bronze and cord outdoor furniture from materials salvaged by the U.S. Navy from ships that sank during the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. Brown Jordan bought the patent for Lambs design and began making the furniture after 1945. When the salvaged material was no longer available, similar materials were used. Brown Jordan is still in business and makes a line of Walter Lamb furniture in brass. A 1940s or early s lounge chair with original rope sells for about $1,500. Q: Should I save the little ceramic figures in Red Rose teabag boxes? I understand they are collectible. A: Most people cant resist saving the tiny figures packed with the teabags. They are made by Wade Ceramics Ltd. of England. The figures, known as Wade Whimsies, were made from 1953 to 1959 to sell to the public. After that they were just given away as premiums for tea. From 1971 to 1984, Wade again sold whimsies to the public, but since 2005 the figures have been used solely as premiums. Whimsies were packed with Red Rose teabags in Canada beginning in 1967. In the 1980s, they were finally given away in the United States. Whimsies were made in sets. In 2005, the set was a pet shop; in 1998, a set of endangered species; and in 1993, a circus. This year you will find calendar figures. Dealers at some antique shows offer a selection of whimsies for prices ranging from $2 to $20 each. A few early rarities sell for more. Q: I collect kitchen pots and pans and have a very old cupcake pan made before 1910. When were the earliest muffin or cupcake pans made in the United States? A: The first recipe book to mention muffins was written in 1828. Nathaniel Waterman, owner of a store in Boston, patented a muffin pan or roll pan in 1859. Some pans are found today with the 1859 patent date marked in the iron. There are many similar pans we call muffin pans today. Roll pans, cornstick pans, popover pans, Vienna roll pans and French roll pans are all classified as muffin pans, but each has a special shape needed for a specific type of roll or muffin. A gem pan is used to make miniature muffins or cupcakes. All of these variations were made in the 19th century and most are still made today. Almost all of these pans were iron until recently, because iron heats evenly and quickly. Today there are some plastic muffin pans that are used because the pan bends and the finished muffin can be popped out with little trouble. Collectors pay the most for unusual iron pans made by the top manufacturers, Wagner or Griswold. Prices vary from about $25 to over $500 for rarities. You can cook in any of the iron pans. Clean the pan, remove any rust, season it with oil, heat it and then use it. Dont use steel wool to clean iron pans. Q: My pitcher and matching wash basin are in a pink floral pattern with gold trim. The bottom of each is marked with a crown above a circle. Inside the edge of Art deco nutcrackers were popular items in early 1900sKOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING terryKOVEL email@example.com the circle are the words, Ridgways, Royal Semi-Porcelain. The word England is in the center of the circle, and the word Muscatel is under the circle. Please tell me how old the set is and who made it.A: Ridgways was the name of an English pottery company in Shelton, Hanley, Staffordshire, from 1879 to 1920. It used the mark you describe between about 1905 and 1920. Your set is 100 years old or close to it.Tip: Use silicone, not soap, on the bottom of drawers that stick. 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.Red is an odd color for an elephant, but this is an imaginative iron nutcracker made about 90 years ago. It sold for $100 at an estates auction held by Mark Vail Auction Co. of Pine Bush, N.Y. t e d States? o men 8 2 8 f d is an odd color for an e le p hant, but this is ima g inative iron u tcracker made t 90 COURTESY PHOTO Just buy one entre at the regular price, and a second of equal or lesser value is free!! Cannot be used for stone crab, lobster or steak. Must present coupon on arrival. Gratuity of17% will be added to check total prior to discounting. Not valid in connection with any other offer.Valid through August 1, 2010. Buy One, Get One www.napleswaterfront.com at the City Dock 263-9940 at Tin City 263-2734
C20 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 8-14, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Join Jacks Club!Join the Fun at Jacks! Poolside Food, Drinks & EntertainmentFeaturing Local Musical Talents Happy Hour Wed Fri 4 pm 7 pm239-213-1441Located at the Naples Harbour Yacht Club 475 North Rd., Naples, FL 34104To come by boat go under the bridge at Tin City past Bayfront, 7 minutes and we will be on the right hand side.Open Noon Close Wednesday Sunday FridayDoc Dennis or the Groove Kings upstairs in the Club 6-9 pm SaturdayDoc Dennis from the Mambo Brothers 2-6 pm SundayPatrick Mitchell 2-6 pmBuy One Entre Receive 2nd FREEEqual or lesser value with purchase of two beverages.Valid Wednesday Friday only 352-68003106 Tamiami Trail N., Napleswww.sweethartz.com FREE DOZEN COOKIES WITH PURCHASE OF $10 OR MORE!Expires 7/15/10 Cookies ~ Cakes ~ Chocolates Made to order. THURSDAY, JUNE 8 9 P.M. Ken Burns American Stories The West: The Geography of Hope (1877 1887) Part 7 Newcomers arrive by the millions, bringing a new spirit of conformity to the West. FRIDAY, JUNE 9 8:30 P.M. Connect! Real Value Redefining prosperity in times of economic challenge; reflecting on the value of creativity through a theater class for kids with autism; supporting sustainability through local farmers markets; and dipping into the healing waters of Warm Mineral Springs in North Port. Hosted by Jim McLaughlin. SATURDAY, JUNE 10 9 P.M. As Time Goes By Lionel Hardcastle and Jean Pargeter try to rekindle their flame after a 38-year separation. SUNDAY, JUNE 11 9 P.M. Masterpiece Mystery! Poirot: Murder on the Orient Express Poirot solves the greatest case of his career aboard the worlds most glamorous train. Starring David Suchet with Dame Eileen Atkins, Barbara Hershey and Hugh Bonneville MONDAY, JUNE 12 9 P.M. History Detectives Andrew Jacksons Mouth; Barton Letter; Spybook. TUESDAY, JUNE 13 8 P.M. NOVA: The Deadliest Plane Crash A gripping investigation into what went wrong when two Boeing 747 airliners collided in thick fog at a tiny airport in the Canary Islands, killing 583 passengers and crew. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14 8 P.M. Breakfast Special A celebration of going out for a morning meal in America with Rick Sebak, who visits unusual breakfast spots from Florida to New England to Hawaii. 9 P.M. Baseball: The Capital of Baseball Part 7 The seventh inning of Ken Burns landmark 1994 series features rare newsreel film and interviews celebrating the glorious heyday of New York City baseball with some of its most memorable moments. Take a step back in time with Collier County Museums classic movie matinees every Saturday throughout the summer. Relax and cool off out of the heat with Errol Flynn, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour and more stars of the silver screen from the s and s comedies, mysteries and dramas. Movies are free and begin at 1 p.m. every Saturday in the Collier Government Complex at U.S. 41 and Airport Road. Coming up: July 10: Sherlock Holmes Faces Death (1943) July 17 : My Favorite Brunette (1947) July 24 : Meet John Doe (1941)This week on WGCU TV Museum presents classic movies David Suchet July 31: Ghosts on the Loose (1943) Aug. 7: You Cant Take It With You (1938) Aug. 14 : Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) Aug. 21 : It Happened One Night (1934) Aug. 28 : Cross Creek (1983)The main Collier County Museum is just five minutes east of downtown Naples at 3301 Tamiami Trail E., on a 5-acre plot that includes a native plant garden, orchid house, two early Naples cottages, a logging locomotive, swamp buggies and a WWII Sherman tank. The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is always free. For more information, call 252-8476 or visit www.colliermuseums.com.
Make-A-Wish seeks help to raise funds, work with childrenThe Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida needs volunteers with two kinds of expertise: fundraising leaders who have organizational skills and community contacts, and people who can work as wish granters. Fundraisers plan and execute activities such as recruiting sponsors, selling tickets/tables and soliciting in-kind donations of auction items, entertainment, catering, etc. Wish granters work directly with children to discover their heartfelt wishes and then help bring those wishes to fruition. Bilingual Spanishor Creole-speaking volunteers are in great demand, as many Make-A-Wish children have parents for whom English is not their first language. Many local children are looking forward to having their wishes granted this summer. Two new wishes identified recently among local youngsters are: 9-year-old Jaeleign, who would like to meet Michelle Obama, and 16-year-old Forrest, who would like to travel to Rome, Italy. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions.A volunteer orientation meeting is set for 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, at the foundations office in Bonita Springs. For more information, call 992-9474 or visit www.sfla.wish.org. Spay Neuter Clinic seeks donationsThe Collier Spay Neuter Clinic needs donations to help in its mission to provide low-cost spay/neuter services that will reduce the number of homeless animals killed in Collier County every year. The following items can be dropped off at CSNC anytime during business hours:Photocopy paper; index cards, bleach, distilled water, laundry detergent, fabric softener, dryer sheets, Sams Club gift cards, bath towels, rubber dog and cat toys, hard plastic or vinyl crates/carriers in all sizes, plastic spray bottles, scrub brushes of all sizes, PineSol and Lysol spray, large-screen LCD television for education purposes and a hand truck. CSNC is also seeking monetary donations at various levels, including: to fund the entire clinic, $120,000; a surgical suite (two available), $25,000; entrance lobby, $15,000; dog or cat room, $12,500 each; surgical prep and treatment room, $20,000; storage/laundry room, $5,000. The Collier Spay Neuter Clinic is at 2544 Northbrooke Plaza Drive For more information, call 514-SNIP (7647). Conservancy thrift shop offers bargainsTreasure hunters will find an everchanging selection of high-quality, preowned household merchandise, including name brand, nearly new furniture at the Naples Upscale Resale Furniture and More shop operated by volunteers with the Conservancy of Southwest Florida.Donations and consignments of gently used merchandise (excluding clothing or appliances) support the vital work of the Conservancy. So, shop or donate and help the environment at the same time.Prices are reduced by 10 percent after 30 days and marked down an additional 15 percent after 60 days. Naples Upscale Resale Furniture and More, at 764 Tamiami Trail N., is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, call Jan Castle at 263-0717. Shelter gears up for storm seasonWith upwards of 50 adults and children, as well as their pets, residing in The Shelter for Abused Women & Childrens residential/emergency safehaven this summer, the nonprofit organization needs community support for hurricane season. Just as the average family needs to have storm supplies on-hand, The Shelter needs those same supplies, times 50 to 60, for the children, adults and pets in our emergency shelter, says Danielle Mordaunt, residential manager. The Shelter welcomes donations of the following new items to assist with its hurricane preparedness plan: batteries, flashlights, canned tuna fish, apple juice, peanut butter and jelly, cereal, Spaghetti-os, canned ravioli, juice boxes, canned fruit, pudding cups, snack foods and baby wipes. Donations can be dropped at The Shelters two thrift stores during normal business hours: Options Thrift Shoppe, 968 Second Ave. N., 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Another Option Thrift Shoppe. 5248 Golden Gate Parkway, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.For more information, visit www.naplesshelter.org. Historic tours on tap this summerThe Naples Historical Society offers summer tours of Palm Cottage, Naples oldest house (1895), from 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. The requested donations is $8 for adults and $5 for children. For a unique, intimate setting surrounded by historic significance and beauty, rent historic Palm Cottage for a business or family occasion. For more information, call Ellen Fischer at 261-8164. Personalized Pickets in Paradise surround The Norris Gardens at Palm Cottage and are available for purchase. Dedicate a picket to a loved one and memorialize that person in a plaque on the fence surrounding the beautiful Norris Gardens. Call 261-8164 for information or stop by Palm Cottage for an order form. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 8-14, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C21 NONPROFIT NEWS entertainment, catering, etc. ds nd ell t s,
C22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 8-14, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY FortMyers239-590-9994|Naples239-593-9499 CapeCoral239-458-8700| jasonsdeli.com$2.59Tastier HappierHealthier ONEFREE KidsMealWithadultmeal&drink purchase!LIMIT2Oneoriginalcouponpercustomerper visit.Offerexpires07/31/10at participatingSWFloridalocations. Dine-in&take-out. WOW!99 KidsMealWithadultmeal purchase!LIMIT2Oneoriginalcouponpercustomerper visit.Offerexpires07/31/10at participatingSWFloridalocations. Dine-in&take-out. + = OurKidsMealsare winnersstartingat of NaplesSummer Deal at2-4-1 ALL DAY HOUSE WINES AND WELLSDINNER FOR TWO $29.99Includes: OMG! Sponsors sought for October pub crawl The third annual Pubs 4 Paws pub crawl to benefit the Collier Spay Neuter Clinic is set for Saturday, Oct. 23. The clinic is soliciting bars and restaurants to become sponsors by providing a free drink and appetizer to Pubs 4 Paws customers who take part in the progressive dinner party-style evening that goes from pub to pub around town. Sponsorship benefits include prominent name placement and advertising on the CSNC website, Facebook page and in all media materials. In addition, last years sponsors report pub crawl participants also purchased additional items and invited friends and family to meet them at stops along the crawl. For more information and details about sponsorship amounts and benefits, contact Tereza Marks at 390-0869 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Marco rescue group is having a HairballThe annual Hairball to benefit For the Love of Cats, Marco Islands nokill rescue organization and shelter, is set for 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, at the Island Country Club. Bill Wood from Fox 4 News Rising will host the evening, which includes dinner, silent auction, a hole-in-one Purrfect Putt game and a reverse raffle for a 42-inch LCD television. Cough up $90 per person and purchase tickets by calling 642-8674 or by visiting www.floridacatrescue.com. Lets go to the hop for Laces of LoveSwing dancing and hula hoop contests will be part of the fun when the Naples Area Board of Realtors holds a sock hop to benefit Laces of Love from 5:30-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13, at NABOR headquarters, 1455 Pine Ridge Road. Laces of Love provides new sneakers to deserving kids and raises awareness about the needs of children in the local community. Sock hop tickets are $20 per person in advance and $25 at the door. Guests are encouraged to bring new shoes and socks in any size to donate to the cause. Sock hop auction items and sponsorship opportunities are available for those who want to get more involved. Sponsors to date include the Naples Daily News, Bank of American Home Loans, HomeCheck Systems and Homes & Land Magazine. For more information, call Marti Conrad at 249-2850 or visit www.NABOR. com. KIDSCAN plans sportswear showKIDSCAN, the junior volunteer program of the Cancer Alliance of Naples, is planning Swing Into Style, a benefit fashion show at the PGA Tour Superstore in Naples Plaza at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1. Members of five Collier County high school golf and tennis teams and their friends will model the latest in golf and tennis clothes to raise college scholarship funds for local high school students who are battling cancer. Guests will be able to win rounds of golf or tennis lessons at are country clubs, hotel weekends, dinners and other prizes, by playing virtual golf or chipping in sand inside the PGA Tour Superstore. Tickets are $10 for students, $20 for adults and can be purchased online at www.cancerallianceofnaples.com. For more information about KIDSCAN, call the Cancer Alliance of Naples at 436-4673. Sock It To Me! for PACE girls rescheduledPACE Center for Girls-Collier has moved its s-style benefit to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 24, at Collection at Vanderbilt. The Sock It To Me! evening will entail comedy skits, the Beatnik Caf and the Flower Power VIP Room, the famous wall from Rowan and Martins Laugh In, groovy music, dancing and more hip happenings. Tickets are $150 per person. For more information, call Jacqueline Buyze at 404-6926 or visit www.pacesockittome. com. 50 is nifty for Fun TimeFun Time Early Childhood Academy celebrates its 50th birthday in 2011, and a big party is taking shape for Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club. Watch here for more information, or call 261-8284. Clinic sets date for block partyThe Neighborhood Health Clinic holds its annual block party on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club. For ticket information, call 261-6600. Literacy volunteers getting in step for dance-offThe fourth annual Dancing with the Stars to benefit Literacy Volunteers of Collier County takes place Friday, Nov. 19, at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club. Community leaders will be paired with professional dancers from the Fred Astaire Dance Studio to rehearse for several weeks before the dance-off. Judges will consider the contestants prowess and finesse on the dance floor as well as their success raising funds for LVCC. Tickets are $150 per person. Watch here for details as they become available. SAVE THE DATE
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 8-14, 2010 A&E C23 Staying up all night, for your pleasure...The French Bread Oven Team Special Events Special Orders Holidays BAKERY COFFEE BREAKFAST Naples Daily News naplesnews.comBonita Daily News Bonita News .com choice CHAMPION2009southwest orida SAVE THE DATE Doctors showcase their other talentsThe Steinway Piano Society presents the sixth annual Physicians Talent Showcase on Tuesday evening, Oct. 19, at Sugden Community Theatre. Doctors from Lee and Collier counties already are tuning up to sing and play jazz, rock, country and classical numbers in the popular program that benefits the Neighborhood Health Clinic and the Steinway Piano Society Scholarship Fund. Tickets for $75 per person will be available at the Sugden Community Theatre box office beginning Aug. 1. Talented doctors who would like to be in the show should call the Steinway Piano Gallery at 498-9884. Sponsors and volunteers are also welcome to call for more information about becoming involved. Red Kettle drive starts in NovemberThe Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign for the 2010-11 holiday season kicks off with dinner and an auction at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, at the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club on River Point Drive. Myra Daniels is the honorary chair of the campaign. Chair of the blacktie-optional kick-off event is Jeannette Batten. Tickets are $75 per person. For reservations or information about sponsorships, call Ms. Batten at 659-6185. Have a heart for Hospital BallYoung at Heart, the NCH Healthcare System 2010 Hospital Ball, will be held Saturday, Oct. 23, at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, and will benefit NCH Cardiology Program. Peter and Stella Thomas are honorary co-chairs; ball co-chairs Sharon Treiser and Ellin Goetz join auction co-chairs Stacey Herring and Vicki Tracy, along with sponsorship chair Jeanette Simmermon in leading a committee of more than 50 volunteers who are working on the event. Young at Heart will feature silent and live auctions, cocktail reception, formal dinner, NCH Physician and Nurse of the Year awards and dancing to The Kenny Lehman Band. Tickets are $475. Sponsorships and underwriting opportunities are available. For information, call 436-4511 or e-mail email@example.com. League Club will welcome The Help authorThe League Club will welcome Kathryn Stockett, author of The Help, as the guest speaker at its luncheon on Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at the Naples Grande. Tickets will be available for sale late this calendar year. For more information, call 353-3100.
C24 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 8-14, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYFACES AND FUN FROM THE FOURTH BOB RAYMOND / COURTESY PHOTOS 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.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 8-14, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C25 1. Rod, Claire and Julie McDaniel, Ann Comer, Brian McDaniel and Mary Kearns2. Rebecca Shaw 3. Jennifer, Chloe and and Ian Kozlowsky4. Danielle Wasser with Paige, Ava, Madelynn and Julianna Long5. Ellie and Grace Clissold6. Elizabeth Cabrera7. Laingy Hampton, Baylee Crouse and Samantha Manring8. Emma Neve 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. FACES AND FUN FROM THE FOURTH BOB RAYMOND / COURTESY PHOTOS1 7 8 34 5 2 6
C26 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 8-14, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY FRESH MAINELOBSTER Taste Perfection Purchase any dinner entre and add a movie ticket for just $5Available at participating locations while supplies last.Experience our new seasonal lobster features.www.McCormickandSchmicks.comTHE MERCATO 9114 Strada Place | Naples (239) 591-2299 In an effort to lure year-round residents out of their air-conditioned cocoons, proprietors of restaurants, bars and retail establishments have come up with some tempting summertime events and promotions.Wine tastings abound, such as the July 23 Summer Sippin event at Tonys Off Third in Naples, now in its 15th year. Co-owner Suki Honeycutt says summer-appropriate wines will be featured clean, crisp, refreshing whites, dry roses and soft and supple reds.For $15 per person, Summer Sippin includes a $10 credit toward a wine purchase. Easy on the palate, easy on the wallet, Ms. Honeycutt says. Reservations are required. Call 262-7999. Summer is also a good time to learn about new wines at a seminar or class, such as the July 13 session about noteworthy blended wines at Austins Wine Cellar in Fort Myers. Winemakers blend grapes together to craft wines in a certain fashion, says Austins owner Frank Pulice. They want to create something exciting and showcase their winemaking skills in a wine that is both profitable and economical. Austins is at 12377 S. Cleveland Ave.; 275-7200. The seminar is $35. Restock the wine vault during summer sales, like the rolling summer sale going on at Haskells the Wine People in Naples. Were adding items every two or three weeks until the end of August, says manager Ben Sandstrom. Among the sale items is a bargain red Cotes du Rhone from France. Jean-Luc Colombo Les Abeilles 2007 is an interesting single-vineyard selection showing good red fruit flavors with an underlying dryness, Mr. Sandstrom says. At $9 a bottle, its hard to beat. And then there are restaurant specials, such as The Verandas promotion offering 30 of its top wines at half price. For wine connoisseurs this is a perfect time to enjoy a fine bottle of wine, says Dennis Genge, the Fort Myers restaurants general manager, in a news release. To get a $1,200 bottle of 2001 Chateau Lafite Rothschild for $600 is an incredible value. The Veranda is at 2122 Second St.; 332-2065.Here are some other seasonal savings available around the region:Naples Decanted Wine, Beer, Tastings, 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 434-1814: From 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, July 22, its the Ultimate Wine Throwdown, with suppliers bringing in their best wines for the quarterly competition; $25. Reservations suggested. Handsome Harrys, 1205 Third St. S.; 434-6400: All wines are 50 percent off Sunday through Thursday. Haskells The Wine People 2021 Pine Ridge Road; 254-1120: 6 p.m. Thursday, July 15, attend a cooking class with Caffe dellAmore Chef Fabio Tripputi, $50. Reservations required. Roys, 475 Bayfront Place, 261-1416: The restaurant is waiving corkage fees for the summer. Sea Salt 1186 Third St. S.; 434-7258; The restaurants by-the-glass list features nine summer whites all priced at $9 or less. Summer wine school with Danielle Stazler will feature the World of Whites on Wednesday, July 21, Racy Reds on Aug. 11 and The Classics on Sept. 8. Each one is $15 and reservations are required. Total Wine and More, 5048 Airport Pulling Road; 649-4979: From noon to 6 p.m. July 23-25, sample Washington state wines. Throughout July, the store will donate $4 to Habitat for Humanity for each case sold of Bridgman, House Wine or Apex wines with special Habitat for Humanity tags.Bonita Springs Angelinas Ristorante 24041 S. Tamiami Trail; 390-3187: All bottles priced at $175 or less are half price. The Spend the Summer in Italy wine series offers a monthly dinner featuring the wines and foods of specific regions. Next up: Friuli and Trentino districts at 6:30 p.m. July 21. Its $89. Reservations required. Roys, 26831 South Bay Drive; 4987697: The restaurant is waiving its corkage fee for the summer.Fort Myers ABC Fine Wine and Spirits, 14725 S. Tamiami Trail; 963-1526: From 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, the store hosts a tasting featuring 50 wines and food from Bahama Breeze, Il Primo and Moes Southwest Grille. Its $10, which includes $5 off any purchase that evening and a souvenir wine glass. Sandy Butler Restaurant 17650 San Carlos Blvd, Fort Myers Beach; 482-6765: The restaurant is hosting summer wine dinners on the last Thursday of the month through September. The next is July 29. Its $35. Reservations required. Its also waived its corkage fee on wines purchased at its market and consumed at the restaurant. Total Wine and More, 13711 S. Tamiami Trail; 432-0510: From noon to 6 p.m. July 23-25, sample Washington state wines. Throughout July, the store will donate $4 to Habitat for Humanity for each case sold of Bridgman, House Wine or Apex wines with special Habitat for Humanity tags. jimMcCRACKEN firstname.lastname@example.org Wine lovers can savor summer savings and specials VINOJean-Luc Colombo Cotes du Rhone. Fine Italian Cuisine.Well Guarded Recipes.pasta fresh seafood daily specials homemade desserts Naples 935 Airport Pulling Rd. N. 239-566-1100 Bonita 28340 Trails Edge Blvd. 239-947-2202 Mon-Fri Lunch: 11am 4pm Dinner: 4pm 10pm Sat-Sun: 4pm 10pm Friday Night Fresh 1 lb. Main Lobster$14.95BUY ONE LUNCH OR DINNERGET ONE 50% OFF15 Years of Culinary Excellence in Florida. Friday Night Fresh 1 lb. Main Lobster$17.95
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 8-14, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 food & wine CALENDAR Friday, July 9, 6-8 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Chef Illansy Ruiz shows how to cook some light appetizers perfect for summer parties; $10. At Mercato; 552-5100 or www.acteva.com/go/ lifestylecenter to register. Saturday, July 10, 17, 24 and 31, 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. In the parking lot behind Tommy Bahamas between Third Street and Gordon Drive. Saturday, July 10, 17, 24 and 31, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., The Collection at Vanderbilt: More than 30 vendors gather for the North Naples Green Market, an air-conditioned indoor farmers market with fresh produce, jams and salsa, smoked meats and fish, prepared foods and artisanal products. At the northwest corner of Vanderbilt Beach and Airport roads; 249-9480. Saturday, July 10, 9 a.m.noon, Ridgway Bar & Grill: Chef Tony Ridgway shows how to slice and prepare raw foods, including steak and tuna tartare, cold cured salmon, sashimi and carpaccio, as well as sauces to accompany them; $45. 1300 Third St. S.; 262-5500. Reservations required. Saturday, July 10, 17, 24 and 31, 11 a.m., The Sauce Lady: Ela Vivonetto, also known as The Sauce Lady, holds childrens cooking classes; $20. 1810 J&C Blvd.; 592-5557. Reservations required. Saturday, July 10 and 24, 6:30 p.m., Freds Food, Fun & Spirits (formerly Freds Diner): Enjoy dinner and a show by Naples City Improv; $29.95 (show only, $15). 2700 Immokalee Road; 4317928. Reservations recommended. Tuesday, July 13, 10:30 a.m., Roys: Enjoy a cooking class, lunch and wine; $39. 475 Bayfront Place, Naples, 261-1416; or 26831 South Bay Drive, Bonita Springs; 498-7697. Tuesday, July 13, 6-8 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Roys Chef Eric Delano shares his technique for cooking harpoon-caught swordfish from a Marine Stewardship Council Certified Fishery; $10. At Mercato; 522-5100 or www.acteva.com/go/lifestylecenter to register. Wednesday, July 14, 5-10 p.m., Bamboo Caf: Celebrate Bastille Day, the French national holiday, with live music, food and drink specials while watching coverage of holiday ceremonies in Paris on TV5 Monde, the French channel. 755 12th Ave. S.; 643-6177. Wednesday, July 14, 5:30-8 p.m., Decanted: Explore the great wines of Washington state, including cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, merlot and syrah; $10. 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 434-1814. Submit event listings to Cuisine@ floridaweekly.com. .y 55 00. 1 11 e tFr a N Dr iv Tu Fo od s sh a ha This column traditionally focuses on independent restaurants of the momand-pop variety. Thats because most chains are widely known and dont vary much from location to location, so they dont really need a review. But I make an occasional exception when warranted, and I believe the new Sweet Tomatoes in Naples qualifies. Yes, there are 21 other locations around Florida including the one in Fort Myers but the Naples branch marks a new concept in design that the company calls a contemporary farmers market. There are exposed ceilings and high, barnlike windows to allow for extra light. Large photographs of tomatoes, apples, blueberries, peppers and other produce, all at the peak of ripeness, hang on pale yellow and lime walls, creating a cheery setting that positively vibrates with healthiness. What makes Sweet Tomatoes different from most buffets is that the focus is on quality rather than quantity. The food is aimed at offering healthy choices, not simply a lot of carbohydrate-laden casseroles and concoctions to fill you up. As you might expect at a place called Sweet Tomatoes, the salad bar dominates. Its the first thing you see upon entering, a gleaming silver expanse that runs the length of the room and presents salad fixings on both sides. The choices are dizzying. There are already-made salads such as Oriental chicken, Caesar and cole slaw as well as dozens of items you can mix and match. There are various greens romaine, iceberg and spinach followed by carrots, peas, cauliflower, broccoli, beets (fresh and pickled), various beans, pickles and many more, about a dozen dressings and a variety of toppers such as raisins and nuts. Along a rail above the salad bins are large signs with the name and photo of each item. On the salads, those that are vegetarian are also labeled as such, making it a breeze for non-carnivores to figure out what they can eat. Another feature that sets Sweet Tomatoes apart is that the line is immaculate and each bin is well filled and fresh. Ive heard that items are changed out every 20 minutes or so, and that appears to be the case. At the end of the salad line, a smiling employee tallies up your bill and collects the money. At $9.89 per adult, thats a pretty inexpensive meal, especially when you consider theres still more food to explore once youre done with the salad. There are made-fromscratch soups, breads, a hot food area and a dessert bar. We sampled liberally from all of the above. Every item I selected from the salad bar was fresh and cold, with nary a brown spot or edge to be seen. I particularly enjoyed the cherry balsamic vinaigrette, which was one of the seasonal specials. Next, we tried soups a hearty vegetarian Moroccan garbanzo and lentil that had celery, tomatoes and onions in addition to the beans, and fire-roasted green chile and corn chowder with bacon that was creamy and had a little zip imparted by the chiles. A cherry muffin, another seasonal feature, was fresh and warm. The fourcheese focaccia had plenty of cheese but was on the soggy side. There were sweet potatoes as well as white ones along with crumbled bacon, scallions, sour cream, cheese and salsa. We split one with butter and cheese. It had good flavor and was just the right consistency. At the other end of that line were three pasta dishes, including one for vegetarians and one with whole-wheat pasta. But I was getting full and had yet to visit the desserts. Make-your-own-sundaes appeared the big favorite with the kids at many tables around us. The sundaes start with frozen yogurt, another of the more healthful choices offered here. I liked the cherry apple cobbler and a chocolate muffin that was better still with a bit of frozen yogurt on the side. Besides being mindful of the health of its customers, Sweet Tomatoes keeps in mind the health of the Earth, using 100 percent recycled paper towels, tissues and napkins, compact fluorescent lights, tankless hot water systems and recyclable takeout containers. With 115 locations around the country, the savings add up.Yet another concept the chain employs is taking advantage of seasonal items to keep the menu interesting. While cherries starred in June, Julys focus is on tropical flavors. Special items include sweet mango salad, island coconut chicken and lime soup, pineapple cole slaw, creamy cilantro lime pesto, pineapple upside down cake and sugar-free mango coconut mousse.The staff works hard at making customers feel welcome, making sure they have everything they need, checking to make sure they are happy with the food and thanking them for coming in. Tables are cleaned quickly so patrons dont have to look at soiled plates on nearby tables.Sweet Tomatoes is a great deal for the money. In addition to feeling good about spending so little, customers can leave feeling good about having eaten a healthful meal and one that was healthy for the planet, too. karenFELDMAN email@example.com FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE Sweet Tomatoes delivers fresh, healthful take on buffet concept Sweet Tomatoes, >> Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday (with breakfast served 9 a.m.-noon) >> Reservations: No >> Credit cards: Major cards accepted. >> Price range: Dinner: $9.89 per person; children 6-12, $4.99; children 3-5, $2.99; 10 percent discount for seniors >> Beverages: Soft drinks >> Seating: Booths and tables >> Specialties of the house: Salads, soups, muf ns, focaccia, cobblers, sundaes >> Volume: Moderate >> Parking: Free lot >> Website: www.sweettomatoes.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 10940 Tamiami Trail N., Naples; 597-1112 Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor in the know KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYTop: Make-your-own salads offer a wealth of possibilities. Left: Sundaes with frozen yogurt are popular for dessert among young and more mature diners. Bottom: Food displays are immaculate and well lled. d th s i on e n che Ju f u su nu Th i ng m g t h a r and thanking them ldikl n h p a ey nd t h at appears h e sa la d loyee a n d y l ocations aroun d i n g s a dd u p. Yet ano t e mploy s eas o me c n T mak i c ome, e verythin g make sure they andthankingthe iffe r ifies. o F c t k n g i ifi es. o und F ort c h k n d g t h at iff
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 MAGNIFICENT RESIDENCE$1,650,000 Guest Quarters. 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 HORSE LOVERS ESTATE$600,000 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$549,900 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$489,900 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$484,900 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$459,000 Beautiful Floor Plan. 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 OLDE CYPRESS 4 +DEN$415,000 Aberdeen Model. Private balcony upstairs, over looks golf course and lake, pool home, Southern exposure. Ask for 802NA10020891. 1-866-657-2300 SAFE HARBOR BEAUTIFUL POOL HOME$395,000 Bank Owned Property. Here is a Rare Opportunity to own a large 5 bedroom plus den and 4 full bath pool home Ask for 802NA10021785. 1-866-657-2300 STUNNING GOLDEN GATE ESTATES$269,000 Bank Owned Property. Built by Kaye Homes and is the Dover model, spacious layout, newer built in 2007 Ask for 802NA10017721. 1-866-657-2300 CONTEMPORARY IN ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN$265,000 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 3 BED PLUS BONUS ROOM$239,999 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 throughout Ask for 802NA10011406. 1-866-657-2300 GOLF COURSE 5 BED POOL HOME$193,000 Bank Owned Property Available. Here is a great opportunity to own a quality built home at a fraction of it's value. Ask for 802NA10021659. 1-866-657-2300 AMELIA LAKE NAPLES FLORIDA$185,500 Bank Owned, not a short sale! Quick response time from seller. Can you believe it? Two bedroom 2 bath condo, 2nd floor Ask for 802NA10020195. 1-866-657-2300 VALENCIA GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB$184,900 4 bedroom plus bonus room overlooking lake and golf course. Open floor plan and tile in the living spaces. Ask for 802NA10018431. 1-866-657-2300 GOLF COURSE COMMUNITY WILL NOT LAST$170,000 Bank owned property located within a beautiful gated public Golf Course community. Beautiful entrance-great kitchen Ask for 802NA10019861. 1-866-657-2300 FALLING WATERS BEACH RESORT$169,900 Opportunity to own in beautiful Falling Waters beach resort at below value. 2 bedroom 2 bath and 1 car garage. Ask for 802NA10018231. 1-866-657-2300 FIDDLERS CREEK NAPLES FLORIDA$169,900 Huge 3 bed 2 bath with one car garage super open kitchen lots of rooms with over 2000 sq. ft. Ask for 802NA10013301. 1-866-657-2300 TIMBER LAKES 2 BEDROOM$154,900 Beautiful 1st Floor Unit Professionally Decorated well maintained. New Appliances. Tile Floor in Kitchen and Baths Ask for 802NA10013389. 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 802NA10004231. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES 4 /2/2$137,000 Agents please read confidential remarks..cash buyers onlyno A/Cneeds well pumpno stove or refrig. Newer home. Ask for 802NA10020379. 1-866-657-2300 TWO STORY GOLDEN GATE ESTATES HOME$129,900 Bank owned, Sold as is with right to inspect. Owner will make no repairs. 2.5 acre home. Fenced back yard, Ask for 802NA10017838. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE CITY$124,900 short sale opportunity 3 bed 3 bath with office (converted garage ....this was permitted) large back yard quiet street Ask for 802NA10021528. 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. \n2,020 sq under air Ask for 802NA8046224. 1-866-657-2300 MOBILE HOME NAPLES FLORIDA$118,000 This property is sold for land value. The mobile home is in good condition and it is tenant occupied. It is sold "As Is' Ask for 802NA10017820. 1-866-657-2300 THREE BED 2 BA CLOSE IN NAPLES$113,900 Bank Owned, Not a Short Sale Fast Response from seller. Great location close to everything! Newer roof. Walking distance Ask for 802NA10018159. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE CITY$99,900 3 bedroom 2 bath home with tiled floors throughout, screened patio and plenty of room for a pool in the back yard. Ask for 802NA10009288. 1-866-657-2300 GLADES COUNTRY CLUB$98,995 2 bedroom 2 bath-carpet and wood like flooring, window coverings. Country club living at a price you can't pass up Ask for 802NA10008034. 1-866-657-2300 HIDDEN GEM NEAR DOWNTOWN NAPLES$95,000 Great location and convenient to the best Naples has to offer. This thoroughly up to date Villa has been remodeled. Ask for 802NA10015454. 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 GREAT 2 BED 2 BA CONDO$87,900 Bank owned, not a short sale. Sold as is with right to inspect. Third floor unit with all appliances. Lake view, Ask for 802NA10022074. 1-866-657-2300 3 BED 2 BA 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 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 ONLY 4 YEARS OLD$77,900 3 bedroom, 2 bath/2 car garage located on 1.14 acres, newer home needs appliances, split floor plan, vaulted ceilings. Ask for 802NA10021220. 1-866-657-2300 FAIRWAYS AT PAR TWO CONDO$73,900 Bank Owned! Not a short sale. Sold as is with right to inspect. Two/two condo in 55 and over community close to it all! Ask for 802NA10019746. 1-866-657-2300 WELL ESTABLISHED COMMUNITY$69,000 Bank Owned Not a Short Sale! Quick closing for qualified buyers. Quaint second floor unit located close to everything Ask for 802NA10019532. 1-866-657-2300 REGENCY WOODS 3 BED CONDO$67,900 First floor end unit over looking pool. 3 bedroom, eat in kitchen formal dining area. Ask for 802NA10021064. 1-866-657-2300 GREAT STARTER OR INVESTMENT PROPERTY$63,900 Bank owned, not a short sale! Adorable 2nd floor condominium, in move in ready condition.Located in Springwood community Ask for 802NA10019723. 1-866-657-2300 MANUFACTURED HOME 2 BED 1 BATH$54,900 Bank Owned, not a short sale. Value here is large lot directly on Oak Creek.Manufactured home with 2 Florida rooms, Ask for 802NA10020710. 1-866-657-2300
Continued Strong Pace for Existing-Home Sales www.LevitanMcQuaid.comwww.LevitanMcQuaid.com JULY 8-14, 2010Copyright: The contents of the Levitan-McQuaid Real Estate Services Weekly are copyright 2010. No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Levitan-McQuaid Real Estate Services. HOT BAR VISIT OUR NEW WEBSITE! www.LevitanMcQuaid.comExisting-home sales remained at elevated levels in May on buyer response to the tax credit, characterized by stabilizing home prices and historically low mortgage interest rates, according to the National Association of REALTORS. Gains in the West and South were o set by a decline in the Northeast; the Midwest was steady. Existing-home sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family, townhomes, condominiums, and co-ops, were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.66 million units in May, down 2.2 percent from an upwardly revised surge of 5.79 million units in April. May closings are 19.2 percent above the 4.75 million-unit level in May 2009; April sales were revised to show an 8.0 percent monthly gain.Buyers Face Purchasing DelaysLawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, said he expects one more month of elevated home sales. We are witnessing the ongoing e ects of the home buyer tax credit, which well also see in June real estate closings, he said. However, approximately 180,000 home buyers who signed a contract in good faith to receive the tax credit may not be able to nalize by the end of June due to delays in the mortgage process, particularly for short sales. In addition, many potential sales are being delayed by an interruption in the National Flood Insurance Program. Florida and Louisiana, also impacted by the oil spill, have the highest percentage of homes that require ood insurance. As the leading advocate for homeownership issues, NAR is supporting Senate amendments to extend the home buyer tax credit closing deadline through September 30 for contracts written by April 30, and to renew the ood insurance program. Sales and related local economic activity would have been higher without delays in the closing process or ood insurance issues, Yun noted.Housing Still AffordableAccording to Freddie Mac, the national average commitment rate for a 30-year, conventional, xed-rate mortgage fell to 4.89 percent in May from 5.10 percent in April; the rate was 4.86 percent in May 2009. e national median existing-home price for all housing types was $179,600 in May, up 2.7 percent from May 2009. Distressed homes slipped to 31 percent of sales last month, compared with 33 percent in April; it was also 33 percent in May 2009. NAR President Vicki Cox Golder said home prices have been stabilizing all year. With distressed sales at roughly the same level as a year ago, the gain in home prices is a hopeful sign that the market is in a good position to stand on its own without further government stimulus, she said. Very a ordable mortgage interest rates and stabilizing home prices are encouraging home buyers who were on the sidelines during most of the boom and bust cycle. Pending home sales are expected to decline notably in May and June from the spring surge, but Yun added that job growth and a manageable level of foreclosures are keys to sales and price performance during the second half of the year.Inventory FallingA parallel NAR practitioner survey shows rst-time buyers purchased 46 percent of homes in May, down from 49 percent in April. Investors accounted for 14 percent of transactions in May compared with 15 percent in April; the remaining sales were to repeat buyers. All-cash sales were at 25 percent in May, edging down from a 26 percent share in April. Total housing inventory at the end of May fell 3.4 percent to 3.89 million existing homes available for sale, which represents an 8.3-month supply at the current sales pace, compared with an 8.4-month supply in April. Raw unsold inventory is 1.1 percent above a year ago, but is still 14.9 percent below the record of 4.58 million in July 2008. Single-family home sales declined 1.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.98 million in May from a pace of 5.06 million in April, but are 17.5 percent above the 4.24 million level in May 2009. e median existing single-family home price was $179,400 in May, which is 2.7 percent above a year ago.Single-family median existing-home prices were higher in 16 out of 20 metropolitan statistical areas reported in May from a year ago. In addition, existing single-family home sales rose in 18 of the 20 areas from May 2009.Existing condominium and co-op sales fell 6.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 680,000 in May from 730,000 in April, but are 32.6 percent above the 513,000-unit pace in May 2009. e median existing condo price was $181,300 in May, up 3.4 percent from a year ago.By Region Existing-home sales in the Northeast fell 18.3 percent to an annual level of 890,000 in May from a surge in April, but are 12.7 percent higher than a year ago. e median price in the Northeast was $240,200, down 2.2 percent from May 2009. In the Midwest, existing-home sales were unchanged in May at a pace of 1.33 million and are 22.0 percent above May 2009. e median price in the Midwest was $150,700, up 2.2 percent from a year ago. In the South sales increased 0.5 percent to an annual level of 2.15 million in May and are 22.9 percent above a year ago. e median price in the South was $159,000, up 1.0 percent from May 2009. Existing-home sales in the West rose 4.9 percent to an annual rate of 1.29 million in May and are 15.2 percent higher than May 2009. e median price in the West was $221,300, up 7.4 percent from a year ago. HUNT FOR HOUSES!OPEN SUNDAY, JULY 11TH FROM 1-4PMQUAIL CREEK VILLAGE11638 Quail Village Way NOW $240,000! 2+DenFurnishedGreat Location! Don & Sandy Lasch 285-6413QUAIL CREEK VILLAGE10331 Quail Crown Drive NOW $395,000! 4+ Bonus Loftwrap around water view! Don & Sandy Lasch 285-6413QUAIL WESTPick up Map at Gate Steve Levitan 269-4700QUAIL CREEK ESTATESPick up Map at Gate Tiffany McQuaid 287-6308 NEWS YOU CAN USE:FINANCIAL CYBERSUPPORT Bankrate.com is site o ers up-to-date rates for just about everything from mortages and auto loans to CDs! It o ers amazing calculators that will assist you in nding out how long it will take to pay o credit card debt and more...MyFico.com is is a credit reporting service that you can utilize to obtain your FICO score for a small fee. is score is vital in knowing where you stand when making a major purchase and is ultimately how you are judged by a potential lender. Your FICO score can make a big difference in the rates that you are o ered and whether or not a loan is obtainable and to what degree and terms.
Real Knowledge. Real Commitment. Real Results. Levitan-McQuaids BEST BUYS! HOLLYBROOK $399,000 LONGSHORE LAKE $449,000 WHAT A GREAT HOME! Located on the lake, this home has its own dock. Built in 2000, featuring gorgeous wood oors and big open kitchen and family room with replace. All the main living is on the rst oor with an additional suite upstairs with full bath and a bonus lo area, perfect for guests or a private retreat. New Air Conditioning Unit is house is truly a home... AMAZING OPPORTUNITY! is magni cent BELMONT model o ers a HUGE LANAI AREA, and the PRICE is well-below the Sellers investment YET not a short sale. is incredible home boasts tile in the Great Room 2 bedrooms plus a den and 2 full baths. Granite counters with an amazing amount of cabinets, stainless steel appliances, plantation shutters, built-in safety features such as pool safety & security system. ISLAND WALK $289,000 ree bedroom with Den, 2 Full Bath, 2 car garage, lake view, single family home. Home includes hurricane impact windows, vaulted ceilings, and security system. Tuscany Cove 7, 000 sq. Clubhouse o ers many attractions including an Olympic size adult pool with spa, kiddie pool with splash fountain, and kiddie play area. PARADISE is found in this fabulous Aruba home. Upgrades include wood ooring and exceptional tile Granite countertops with tiled backsplash, and deep sink make this kitchen stand out. is townhome is an end unit, provides 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, preferred bay window design, and detached 2-car garage. Screened lanai area o ers total privacy, enhanced by lush plants and extra living space. TUSCANY COVE $309,900 UAIL CREEK VILLAGE $240,000Beautiful Lake View with Water Display Fountain!! is 3BR/2BA home comes with pergo oors and tile throughout, heated pool, outdoor kitchen with built-in grill. Totally remodeled kitchen with $40,000 in upgrades, new granite countertops, new plumbing, new electrical new appliances!!! Tennis community, clubhouse and low fees are just some of the features that this fantastic community o ers you. Oversized refridgerator in garage included!! Grasp this Opportunity! is home in uail Creek Village is an exceptionally ne residence with two bedrooms plus den and a 2.5 car garage! Enjoy the birds from your stately trees with a view that you will truly enjoy. is home is spotless and is waiting for you! SABAL LAKE $349,900
6368 Burnham Road $75,000 .63 Acres Golf Included 6364 Burnham Road $75,000 .66 Acres Golf Included 4654 Idylwood Lane $300,000 .63 Acres PENDING SALE 6315 Highcroft Drive $299,000 .65 Acres 13670 Pondview Circle $275,000 .96 Acres 4637 Idylwood Lane $125,000 .72 Acres 6327 Highcroft Drive $99,000 .63 Acres 6375 Highcroft Drive $140,000 .64 Acres PENDING SALE 13841 Williston Way $430,000 .82 Acres 6195 Highcroft Drive $400,000 .91 Acres 3923 Brynwood Drive $300,000 .89 Acres Golf Included 5921 Drexel Court $800,000 1.13 Acres Golf Included 5963 Sunnyslope $775,000 .83 Acres Golf Included 13880 Williston Way $495,000 .92 Acres 6541 Highcroft Drive $449,999 .78 Acres Golf Included 13851 Williston Way $430,000 .82 Acres 5907 Sunnslope Drive $480,000 .85 Acres Golf Included 13890 Williston Way $1,350,000 1.00 Acres 6088 Tamworth Court $895,000 .76 Acres Golf Included 6185 Freemont Drive $895,000 .79 Acres Golf Included 2 18-Hole Arthur Hill Championship Golf Courses Use your Private golf cart 8 Lighted Red-Clay Tennis Courts 70,000 Sq. Ft. Recently Renovated Clubhouse Full Service Spa & Salon Indoor Solarium Pool Fitness Center Includes: Strength & Toning Room, Cardio Room, Pilates Room PENDING SALE PENDING SALEQuail West Member-Owned... Debt Free! LOTS of Reasons to Buy in Quail W est from LEVITAN LOTS of Reasons to Buy in Quail West fromLEVITAN Ann & Steve LevitanDirect: 239-269-4700Quail West Residents VIRTUAL TOURS @ www.LevitanMcQuaid.com SM SM Quail West: From I-75, take Bonita Beach Road (exit 116) 1/2 mile east to Bonita Grande, turn right (south) and follow road to Main Gatehouse.