ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 HEALTHY LIVING A12 PETS OF THE WEEK A14 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B7 REAL ESTATE B9 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6-7 FILM REVIEW C11 SOCIETY C20-21 CUISINE C23 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE www.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. II, No. 41 FREE WEEK OF JULY 15-21, 2010 POSTAL CUSTOMER DATED MATERIAL REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: JULY 15, 2010 These teachers canThe von Liebig Art Center showcases works by 27 of its instructors. C1 Pets and peopleSee who celebrated at the Humane Society Naples open house, and more fun. C20-21 Hittin the highwayTransport truckers are getting their groove back. B1 Meet Plumb-BobFrom roadways to poetry, Robert Wilson knew how to make it work. A10 Some local lawmakers are complaining about having to head back to Tallahassee for a special session this summer. Gov. Charlie Crist called the session last week with the intention of passing an amendment to the states constitution prohibiting oil drilling in waters within Floridas jurisdiction, up to 10 miles off the coast. Passage by the legislature would put the measure in front of voters on the Nov. 2 ballot. Its not necessary. It interferes with many vacation plans and its expensive. Its $55,000 a day for every day were in session. You have to pay hotel rooms, mileage, etcetera, says Rep. Trudi Williams. She will forego a planned vaca-Legislators go grumbling back to TallahasseeRIDE AND JOY, THATS WHAT IT IS. LIKE THE rockin song SAys, pride and joy. Dr. Andrew Mikulaschek, aka Dr. Drew, does not proceed timidly along the gleaming tiled corridor toward the elevator in the Lee Memorial Health System Trauma Center headquarters, eight floors above its ground-level action room at Lee Memorial Hospital near downtown Fort Myers. Down there, where hes headed, 200 square feet of designated space awaits him, carved from the corner of the emergency room just off the parking lot and its helicopter pad. The space is packed with ventilators, a glide scope, endotracheal tubes, a blood warmer, a pressure infuser, four rolling cabinets laden with equipment and shelves stuffed with supplies, all of it surrounding PBY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ oridaweekly.com SEE TRAUMA, A8 BEST HOPE FOR SURVIVING CALAMITY WHY THE TRAUMA TEAM IS YOUR These guys are so laid-back, theyre not stuck on themselves ... they just want to save somebody. Dr. Drew on trauma center doctors ROGER WILLIAM S liams@oridaweeklycom S T H O PE H E TR A LIFE AUM & LIAM S F O R S URVIVIN G C ALAMITY M I S Y OUR M A TEADEATH STANDING BETWEEN Governor calls special session on oil drillingSEE LEGISLATURE, A13 COURTESY PHOTOLegislators will consider a constitutional amendment later this month. CRIST BY OSVALDO PADILLAopadilla@ oridaweekly.com
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 15-21, 2010 Probably one of the great failures of our culture is the decline in shotguns and skeet shooters. Especially now, in the age of cell phones. Skeet, as you know, is something projected into the air over open ground beyond the shooter traditionally a clay pigeon, or in emergencies small household pets or children, especially teenagers. The shooter points his or her shotgun at the flying skeet, swinging the barrel to follow its flight, and pulls the trigger. Inevitably, a loud, satisfying boom results. Occasionally, the skeet shatters into myriad pieces, which is even more satisfying than the boom. But now we need to establish programs to shoot cell phones.There could be no better skeet than a cell phone, in a culture so absorbed by talk that people drive, walk, shop, eat or poop, not to mention more intimate things, while muttering faintly audible words into small plastic cases the size of a lipstick kit.Sometimes, too, they jab manically at the little cases with their fingers or thumbs, a behavior that should call for immediate pharmaceutical intervention, if not hospitalization forcefully supervised by large men in white coats. Certainly something is very wrong. Therefore, we must now think about shotguns and cell phones the new skeet in an entirely novel way. I cant stand the romance between the public and cell phones, Punta Gorda Florida Weekly editor Kathy Grey wrote me the other day (and not from her cell phone). I hate it when Im talking to someone and they just have to get this. What are we breeding here? And its not just teens, its people my age! Is this yet another sign of my becoming old? Slice it, dice it, call it what you will: I call it rudeness, brought upon by delusional self-importance. Exactly. Which is why everyone wants to shoot a cell phone and perhaps its user at one time or another, and everyone would pay well for the opportunity.That opportunity would quickly encourage our return to a more gracious society, for one thing a society now against the rules.The etiquette established by common phone usage now requires that we ignore each other to talk, even when were talking to each other. We routinely cut off conversations in person or by telephone to talk to someone else. Then we expect to pop back into those conversations, sometimes long minutes later, like royalty as if the other persons time spent shackled in electronic space is ours to command by divine right. Once, it was the divine right of kings. Now its the divine right of cell-phone users. But theres something even more important involved here too: health. A spate of recent research, protested heavily by the cell-phone industry, suggests that radiation emitted from wireless telephones might cause brain tumors and other real health downers.Theres significant evidence for this fear, which can neither be proven nor disproven, so far. Heres a fact thats incontrovertible, though: Cell phones emit radiation steadily, and your body absorbs it, all the time. When youre using the cell phone, the amount of radiation entering your body is two or three times greater than when youre simply carrying the phone on your body, depending on the make of phone. If that doesnt worry you, then it should worry you for your children, who might very well be at greater risk. European scientists and these people arent fools, even though they steadfastly refuse to use their teenagers as skeet, which I find disappointing have suggested that because the skulls of children are thinner than those of adults, the amount of radiation they absorb from cell phones could be significantly greater. So when a public-health watchdog organization called the Environmental Working Group listed almost 200 cellular telephones now on the market and rated them best-to-worst by their radiation output, I got interested. And I looked them up, along with their list of phones, at www. ewg.org/cellphone-radiation. There are four people in my house, each with a cell phone and two of them children (66 percent of children now use cell phones in the U.S., EWG reports). Heres what I learned about us, which I present to you in a tidy box that gives you the following: the name, age and body weight of the cell-phone user; the phone model; and the amount of radiation that particular phone puts out. In radiation output, youll see a low-end figure, probably when were carrying our phones, and a high-end figure, when were talking or texting. The radiation, by the way, is measured in watts per kilogram of body weight. Roger, 57: 200 pounds or 91 kilograms: Sanyo KATANA LX, .53 to .80 W/kg Amy, 47: 135 pounds or 61 kilograms: I-Phone 3G, .24 to 1.03 W/kg D.P., 15: 145 pounds or 66 kilograms: Lotus LG (LX 600), .90 to 1.15 W/kg Nash, 8: 68 pounds or 31 kilograms: Samsung Reclaim, .98 to 1.16 W/kg None of this is encouraging, needless to say but Im not sure what it means. Nash hardly uses his cell phone, and neither do I. Amy and D.P., though, are cellphone freaks. Whether or not all of us are being tumorized, the good manners of my children are now in serious jeopardy.So heres what we do. First, we establish two immediate laws about cell-phone use. One: There will be no interrupting of conversations to answer a cell-phone call. Two: There will be no talking or texting while driving, except when facing imminent death.Then we train and hire cell-phone police, which would not only provide a great number of jobs to boost the economy, but would also result in the loss of cell phones for anyone rude enough to violate those rules.Finally, we create privately managed gun clubs, supplying them with ample numbers of cell phones seized by cell-phone police that can be recycled as skeet.Thats better than using teenagers as skeet, especially for the teenagers. And besides, people will flock to such businesses. What legal entertainment could be better than shooting a cell phone out of the sky? COMMENTARY Shotgunning for the new skeet rogerWILLIAMS email@example.com
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No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.333.2135 or visit us on the web at www.floridaweekly.com and click on subscribe today.One year mailed subscriptions are available for $29.95. OPINION 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, after he had delivered a report to Congress on the status of the war in Iraq. 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 Pres. 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. Gen. Petraeus confirmation to become the military commander in Afghanistan was never in question. He replaces Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who resigned shortly after his macho criticisms of his civilian leadership became public in a recent Rolling Stone magazine 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. 2010 is on pace to be the year with the highest U.S. fatalities. Similar fates have befallen soldiers from the other, so-called coalition countries. Gen. Petraeus is becoming commander not only of the U.S. military in Afghanistan, but of all forces, as the invasion and occupation of Afghanistan is run by NATO. 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. Since Gen. McChrystal took over a year ago, the Afghan war has become the exclusive property of the United States. Opposition to the war has already toppled the Dutch government, forced the resignation of Germanys president and sparked both Canada and the Netherlands to announce the withdrawal of their 4,500 troops. Gen. McChrystal is in Paris to keep the French, who have lost more than 40 soldiers in Afghanistan, from going all wobbly on him. The whistle-blower website WikiLeaks.org, which received international attention after releasing leaked video from a U.S. attack helicopter showing the indiscriminate slaughter of civilians and a Reuters cameraman and his driver in Baghdad, has just posted a confidential CIA memo detailing possible public-relations strategies to counter waning public support for the Afghan War. The agency memo reads: If domestic politics forces the Dutch to depart, politicians elsewhere might cite a precedent for listening to the voters. French and German leaders have over the past two years taken steps to preempt an upsurge of opposition but their vulnerability may be higher now. 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, 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 warThe legal case against the Arizona immigration law is unassailable. The Justice Department and the American Civil Liberties Union argue that the law impermissibly conflicts with federal law and enforcement priorities, in the words of the ACLU suit. And who can disagree? Clearly, Arizonas priority is to enforce the nations immigration laws; the federal governments priority is to ignore them as much as possible. Case closed. In his recent immigration speech, President Barack Obama warned ominously of a patchwork of immigration laws arising as states and localities go their own ways. Oddly enough, sanctuary cities acting in open defiance of immigration laws have never notably been the object of his wrath. Whos to judge the good-hearted people of Berkeley? Theres only one part of the dismaying patchwork that stirs President Obamas Cabinet to outrage and his attorney general to legal action Arizonas commitment to enforcement. The legal fight between the federal government and Arizona will be a case of dueling insincere arguments. The federal government will pretend that it objects to Arizona supposedly creating a wholly new scheme of immigration regulation, when its real problem is that the state wants to take existing law too seriously. Arizona will pretend that it is acting in keeping with long-standing federal intent, when its law never would have been necessary if the feds intended to enforce their own statutes. Instead, the federal government has adopted what the Justice Department calls in a euphemism for the ages balanced administration of the immigration laws. The case against Arizona rests on pre-emption, the notion that federal law occupies the field on immigration and prevents states from passing their own regulations. In the context of the initial gusts of outrage at the Arizona law, this is a somewhat technical transgression. Couldnt Eric Holder have nailed Arizona for its nascent Nazism? Arizona has been here before. Proimmigration groups sued over its workplace enforcement law passed in 2007. All the same arguments were mustered about federal pre-emption. A U.S. district-court judge (upheld by the appeals court) rejected them because the state law so closely tracked the federal law and didnt contradict its stated purpose. The drafters of the new law attempted to meet these same standards by directly drawing on federal statutes for its definition of immigration offenses. The courts have long upheld the right of states to make arrests for violations of federal immigration law, and the Supreme Court in a 1976 decision said federal immigration law didnt intend to preclude even harmonious state regulation. Regardless, the courts will now decide. The Obama administration hasnt always been such a stickler for national uniformity. Last year, it reversed Bushadministration policy and stopped prosecuting violations of federal marijuana law by users and suppliers of medical marijuana in states that have legalized it. The upshot is that the direct violation of federal drug laws is acceptable at the state level, whereas the direct enforcement of federal immigration laws at the state level is not. And so the battle is joined, with the federal government making the plea please, whatever you do, let our immigration laws molder on the books. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.The United States v. 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A third horse in less than a month died in Collier County last week after contracting Eastern Equine Encephalitis, a mosquito-borne virus. We are concerned about the presence of this virus in our community, says Dr. Joan Colfer, director of the Collier County Health Department It has had a tragic outcome for the owners of these horses, and these deaths alert us to the fact that our residents are also at risk of acquiring EEE. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention reports all residents of and visitors to areas where EEE activity has been identified are at risk of infection. Health officials are worried because there has not been a horse or human case of EEE in Collier County for at least 24 years, according to Dr. Frank Van Essen, executive director of the Collier Mosquito Control District. With three horse deaths so early in the mosquito season, he says, it is imperative that horse owners vaccine their horses against EEE. And because there is no vaccine for humans, he adds, individuals need to be vigilant about protecting themselves from being bitten by a mosquito. EEE causes severe illness in humans and horses. Symptoms in humans develop from three to 10 days after the bite of an infected mosquito and begin with a sudden onset of fever, general muscle pains and a headache of increasing severity. Symptoms can become more severe over one to two weeks; infected individuals will either recover or show onset of inflammation of the brain (encephalitis) with seizures and vomiting. Human cases are usually preceded by the virus in horses. Disease transmission does not occur directly from person to person. Those at highest risk are people who live in or visit woodland areas and who participate in outdoor work or recreational activities where there is greater exposure to potentially infected mosquitoes. The health department and the Collier Mosquito Control District recommend the Ds precautions limit exposure: Dusk and dawn: Avoid being outdoors when mosquitoes are seeking blood. For many species, this is during the dusk and dawn hours. Dress: Wear clothing that covers most of your skin. DEET: When the potential exists for exposure to mosquitoes, repellents containing DEET are recommended. Picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, and IR3535 are other repellent options. Always read label directions carefully for the approved usage before you apply a repellent. Some repellents are not suitable for children. Drainage: Check around your home to rid the area of standing water, which is where mosquitoes can lay their eggs. Tips for eliminating mosquito breeding sites: Clean out eaves, troughs and gutters. www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 15-21, 2010 Mosquito-borne Eastern Equine Encephalitis strikes Collier horses SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY Remove old tires or drill holes in those used in playgrounds to drain. Turn over or remove empty plastic pots. Pick up all beverage containers and cups. Check tarps on boats or other equipment that may collect water. Pump out bilges on boats. Replace water in birdbaths and pet or other animal feeding dishes at least once a week. Change water in plant trays, including hanging plants, at least once a week. Remove vegetation or obstructions in drainage ditches that prevent the flow of water. For more information on mosquitoborne illnesses, and mosquito control treatment schedules visit the Collier Mosquito Control District website, www. CMCD.org, or call the Collier County Health Department at 252-8226. 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 Naples City Council meetings coming up Four Footed Friends, the all-natural store for pets, is holding a dog wash and raffle to benefit the wolf pups at Shy Wolf Sanctuary from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 17. Bring your canine in for a bath for $10. Buy six raffle tickets for $5 or 15 tickets for $10, and have your photo taken with a wolf pup for $5. For Footed Friends is at 13020 Livingston Road, in the Marquesa Plaza. For more information, call 431-7661. COURTESY PHOTOS
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Last year, World Changers request was denied. The Liberty Counsel has filed suit on behalf of World Changers to overturn the districts decision. Liberty Counsel is known for legally and often effectively fighting to place or keep Christian messages in public forums, striking down gay marriage and adoption laws and curtailing abortion rights initiatives. The Collier County School District policy specifically allows the distribution of literature by nonprofit organizations, but only with the approval of the superintendent and the Community Request Committee, whose members are appointed by the superintendent. The districts policy regarding distribution of literature on campuses reads in part: Flyers and notices from outside nonprofit organizations may be made available for students, under the following circumstances: if the event or activity is religious in nature, the flyer may not contain a proselytizing message (i.e., promote the benefits of the specific religion). The entire policy can be viewed at http://www.neola. com/collier-fl/. World Changers states it was denied the ability to hand out the books despite the fact that its distribution included a disclaimer of any school endorsement or sponsorship and that receiving a Bible was purely voluntary. The lawsuit states that Jerry Rutherford, president of World Changers, distributed 2,000 Bibles to students in 2007 and another 1,000 in 2008. Since that time, the school board changed its policy regarding outside literature in the schools. The lawsuit argues that the new policy sets criteria that are ambiguous and arbitrary, giving the superintendent too much discretion over what is and is not allowed. Ultimately, the group argues that denying distribution of Bibles is a violation of the First Amendment. The lawsuit cites other groups, such as the Humane Society, YMCA and Little League, that have been granted permission to hand out literature at the schools. When Mr. Rutherford submitted his request to distribute the books in 2009, he received notice from school district attorney Jon Fishbane that his request was being denied. Mr. Rutherford later appealed to the school board to overturn the decision but was denied. The lawsuit goes on to state that he then submitted another request to distribute Bibles in March, but never heard back from the school district. The school district will not comment on the case, citing a policy against talking about pending litigation. Christian activist group joins fight to distribute Bibles on school groundsFLORIDA WEEKLY STAFF REPORT email@example.com
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 15-21, 2010 two waiting bays with two empty beds. two waiting bays with two empty beds. The very beds, as it turns out, that you The very beds, as it turns out, that you least want to encounter, ever, while least want to encounter, ever, while visiting Lee Memorial Hospital in the visiting Lee Memorial Hospital in the center of Fort Myers. center of Fort Myers. Neither does the doctor saunter, Neither does the doctor saunter, exactly nor strut, swagger, glide or exactly nor strut, swagger, glide or even tiptoe toward whatever will come even tiptoe toward whatever will come next. God knows it wont be pretty. next. God knows it wont be pretty. Instead, he marches. His cocky, Instead, he marches. His cocky, rolling gait falls somewhere between rolling gait falls somewhere between master-and-commander, platoon point master-and-commander, platoon point man and St. Luke, the patron saint of man and St. Luke, the patron saint of surgeons. surgeons. Maybe theres a little Stevie Ray Maybe theres a little Stevie Ray Vaughn thrown into his rhythm, Vaughn thrown into his rhythm, too. The hard-core guitarist is most too. The hard-core guitarist is most revered by the hard-core trauma surrevered by the hard-core trauma surgeon who once aimed to become a geon who once aimed to become a blues-rock musician himself until blues-rock musician himself until his father, an old-world M.D., threathis father, an old-world M.D., threatened to disown him. ened to disown him. With his arms out and his pager With his arms out and his pager clipped to his side, if its action he clipped to his side, if its action he wants by going toe-to-toe with mortalwants by going toe-to-toe with mortality, its action hes going to get unfority, its action hes going to get unfortunately, for some. tunately, for some. Blood, guts, brains, life-altering injury Blood, guts, brains, life-altering injury and a chance of death are in the foreand a chance of death are in the forecast about three times a day here, or cast about three times a day here, or 900 to 1,200 times a year for Dr. Drew 900 to 1,200 times a year for Dr. Drew and the team hes assembled since takand the team hes assembled since taking command as medical director of the ing command as medical director of the trauma center in 2002. trauma center in 2002. That seems just fine with all of them. That seems just fine with all of them. And so does this sobering realization: And so does this sobering realization: Any of the 1.2 million people living Any of the 1.2 million people living or traveling in a 6,200-square-mile or traveling in a 6,200-square-mile region, if traumatically injured, could region, if traumatically injured, could be dropped right out of the deep blue be dropped right out of the deep blue sky into their laps at any moment. Or sky into their laps at any moment. Or for that matter, out of the squalling gray for that matter, out of the squalling gray sky or the midnight black sky, or off sky or the midnight black sky, or off the dirty pavement of six surrounding the dirty pavement of six surrounding counties. counties. Patients arrive from Collier, Lee, Patients arrive from Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry, Glades and parts of Charlotte, Hendry, Glades and parts of DeSoto counties. Its one of the largest DeSoto counties. Its one of the largest of Floridas 21 trauma-center regions. of Floridas 21 trauma-center regions. Half the time they get here by Half the time they get here by ground ambulance. The other half, ground ambulance. The other half, mostly, via Lee Countys single MEDmostly, via Lee Countys single MEDSTAR helicopter (there were two STAR helicopter (there were two until one went into the drink off Capuntil one went into the drink off Captiva Island a year ago). In rare cases tiva Island a year ago). In rare cases about 1.2 percent of the time do about 1.2 percent of the time do trauma patients arrive by personal trauma patients arrive by personal vehicle. vehicle. To a man or woman, staffers take To a man or woman, staffers take them as they come: five trauma surthem as they come: five trauma surgeons including Dr. Drew, four physigeons including Dr. Drew, four physician assistants, three nurses and eight cian assistants, three nurses and eight supporting personnel every one a supporting personnel every one a cool head. By rotating shifts, together cool head. By rotating shifts, together they keep the decks cleared for action they keep the decks cleared for action 24 hours of every single day. 24 hours of every single day. Nobody here asks why patients Nobody here asks why patients arrive, unless the question is pertinent arrive, unless the question is pertinent to care. to care. Were they drinking and driving? Were they drinking and driving? Behaving stupidly or nefariously? Are Behaving stupidly or nefariously? Are they rich or poor, resident or visitor, they rich or poor, resident or visitor, a citizen or not? Do they have insura citizen or not? Do they have insurance? ance? Was it a motor vehicle or boating Was it a motor vehicle or boating accident, a fall, a gunshot wound or accident, a fall, a gunshot wound or stabbing, a drug overdose, an accident stabbing, a drug overdose, an accident on horseback, or something else? on horseback, or something else? We dont care, and we cant always We dont care, and we cant always know the truth, anyway, explains know the truth, anyway, explains Michael Marcus, the trauma program Michael Marcus, the trauma program manager and a veteran critical-care manager and a veteran critical-care nurse. Thats a human being. We have nurse. Thats a human being. We have to make some very quick determinato make some very quick determinations and try to save a life. tions and try to save a life. The white-and-tight haircut, the The white-and-tight haircut, the penetrating brown eyes that in 15 years penetrating brown eyes that in 15 years have seen nearly everything under the have seen nearly everything under the sun, and the thin-lipped smile above sun, and the thin-lipped smile above a little extra weight, are Dr. Drews a little extra weight, are Dr. Drews trademark characteristics. Out of them, trademark characteristics. Out of them, his generic green scrubs seem to grow his generic green scrubs seem to grow organically. organically. So does his thinking about the nature So does his thinking about the nature of his lifes work. of his lifes work. After several grueling years of mediAfter several grueling years of medical school and the subsequent required cal school and the subsequent required study and rotations that, he says, bored study and rotations that, he says, bored the crap out of him, he made it to his the crap out of him, he made it to his final rotation in a trauma center hosfinal rotation in a trauma center hospital in Marion County, Calif. pital in Marion County, Calif. There, everything changed. There, everything changed. Oh, man, did I have fun, he recalls. Oh, man, did I have fun, he recalls. You gravitate toward the people you You gravitate toward the people you feel most comfortable with, and they feel most comfortable with, and they had a laid-back chief resident. So Id get had a laid-back chief resident. So Id get up at 5 a.m. every day looking forward up at 5 a.m. every day looking forward to the shift. Id think, My God, this is to the shift. Id think, My God, this is going to be a stinking riot. going to be a stinking riot. The first time a patient arrived by The first time a patient arrived by ambulance, the riot turned bloody and ambulance, the riot turned bloody and sad. But Dr. Drew discovered he could sad. But Dr. Drew discovered he could handle it. handle it. He didnt survive. The room looked He didnt survive. The room looked like a bomb had gone off in it, like 50 like a bomb had gone off in it, like 50 things had happened at once, he says. things had happened at once, he says. The surgeries were really intense. But The surgeries were really intense. But it was cool. I said, These guys are not it was cool. I said, These guys are not stuck on themselves, they dont think stuck on themselves, they dont think theyre high and mighty. They just want theyre high and mighty. They just want to save somebody. to save somebody. For him and for everyone else in For him and for everyone else in trauma care, Dr. Drew says, saving a trauma care, Dr. Drew says, saving a life against the odds is exhilarating a life against the odds is exhilarating a matter of pure pride and joy. Mess with matter of pure pride and joy. Mess with that and youll see a man get mean, as that and youll see a man get mean, as Stevie Ray Vaughn once sang. Stevie Ray Vaughn once sang. Dr. Drew had found his lifes work. Dr. Drew had found his lifes work. The tightly stretched safety net The tightly stretched safety net But after the music, the harder quesBut after the music, the harder question is always the same: Whos going to tion is always the same: Whos going to be saved next or not? be saved next or not? Nobody wants to stand at the head of Nobody wants to stand at the head of that line. that line. People dont realize or think about People dont realize or think about the safety net until they need it, notes the safety net until they need it, notes Mr. Marcus. And thats not just the Mr. Marcus. And thats not just the victims, but also their frequently devasvictims, but also their frequently devastated families and closest friends. tated families and closest friends. All of them get help. All of them get help. Ill come in at anytime in the day Ill come in at anytime in the day or night, I dont mind. I love it. This or night, I dont mind. I love it. This job somehow was made for me, says job somehow was made for me, says Kathy Wecher, a social worker and the Kathy Wecher, a social worker and the trauma outreach coordinator. Ill identrauma outreach coordinator. Ill identify the patient, then work at finding tify the patient, then work at finding and notifying their families and taking and notifying their families and taking care of them until the families can get care of them until the families can get there. there. Like everything else, it needs to hapLike everything else, it needs to happen fast. pen fast. My co-workers say I could find My co-workers say I could find a needle in a haystack, but there are a needle in a haystack, but there are times when thats not fun because the times when thats not fun because the news is so bad, Ms. Wecher explains. news is so bad, Ms. Wecher explains. The worst, she adds, is when children The worst, she adds, is when children are the victims. are the victims. But Im sometimes amazed at the But Im sometimes amazed at the level of compassion from neighbors, the level of compassion from neighbors, the staff here, anybody who can help. Parstaff here, anybody who can help. Parents have come in whose children had ents have come in whose children had to be flown to Tampa, and they didnt to be flown to Tampa, and they didnt have a car or the money to get there. have a car or the money to get there. Ive seen the staff pass the hat and raise Ive seen the staff pass the hat and raise 40 bucks to buy them a bus ticket. 40 bucks to buy them a bus ticket. Compassion alone, however, wont Compassion alone, however, wont save lives. save lives. Its no exaggeration to say that for Its no exaggeration to say that for any patient delivered to the trauma any patient delivered to the trauma bays, only a thin green line stands bays, only a thin green line stands between him or her and death that between him or her and death that single team of men and women wearing single team of men and women wearing uniform green scrubs with no discernuniform green scrubs with no discernible emblems of rank, like a Special ible emblems of rank, like a Special Forces unit. Forces unit. But its also true that the thin green But its also true that the thin green line is more muscular than it might first line is more muscular than it might first appear. appear. By state definition, a trauma is more By state definition, a trauma is more extreme than other injuries. For one extreme than other injuries. For one thing, its immediately life-threatening thing, its immediately life-threatening and must be defined rapidly and on the and must be defined rapidly and on the spot, sometimes in seconds or in only spot, sometimes in seconds or in only a couple of minutes. Either an EMT a couple of minutes. Either an EMT decides or a passerby decides, indidecides or a passerby decides, indirectly. rectly. If you call 9-1-1 to help somebody If you call 9-1-1 to help somebody you think might die, for example, you think might die, for example, youll be asked to respond to a short youll be asked to respond to a short series of carefully designed questions series of carefully designed questions about what youre witnessing, posed about what youre witnessing, posed by a transfer technician working by a transfer technician working from a computer program, Mr. Marcus from a computer program, Mr. Marcus explains. That specially trained person explains. That specially trained person sits beside the 9-1-1 dispatcher. sits beside the 9-1-1 dispatcher. The questions almost immediately The questions almost immediately allow the transfer technician to put Lee allow the transfer technician to put Lee Countys MEDSTAR helicopter in the Countys MEDSTAR helicopter in the air or dispatch its single, sophisticated air or dispatch its single, sophisticated trauma ambulance to the scene, if nectrauma ambulance to the scene, if necessary. essary. The critical-care paramedics who The critical-care paramedics who crew those special units not only have crew those special units not only have passed the most rigorous tests in the passed the most rigorous tests in the business, but theyre also equipped with business, but theyre also equipped with more elaborate gear than other EMTs more elaborate gear than other EMTs and can administer drugs right on the and can administer drugs right on the spot to stabilize patients. spot to stabilize patients. While thats how traumas are defined While thats how traumas are defined and fielded, its only a part of what the and fielded, its only a part of what the state expects of a Level II trauma censtate expects of a Level II trauma center such as Lee Memorials. ter such as Lee Memorials. The entire trauma team, not to menThe entire trauma team, not to mention a buffed-up cast of supporting tion a buffed-up cast of supporting characters, must be able to arrive and characters, must be able to arrive and begin work in 30 minutes or less from begin work in 30 minutes or less from the moment theyre paged. the moment theyre paged. The idea is to make use of every posThe idea is to make use of every possible second in the so-called golden sible second in the so-called golden hour, the first hour after a traumatic hour, the first hour after a traumatic injury occurs, when the patient has the injury occurs, when the patient has the best chance of surviving with treatbest chance of surviving with treatment. ment. In addition to the ambulance and In addition to the ambulance and chopper crews, the following skills chopper crews, the following skills must be available 24/7 to every trauma must be available 24/7 to every trauma patient: obstetric gynecologic surgery, patient: obstetric gynecologic surgery, ophthalmic surgery, oral/maxillofacial ophthalmic surgery, oral/maxillofacial surgery, orthopedic surgery, otorhynosurgery, orthopedic surgery, otorhynolaryngologic surgery, pediatric surgery, laryngologic surgery, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, thoracic surgery and plastic surgery, thoracic surgery and urologic surgery. urologic surgery. A clutch of non-surgical skills must A clutch of non-surgical skills must be at the ready as well, including cardibe at the ready as well, including cardiology, hematology, infectious disease, ology, hematology, infectious disease, nephrology, pathology, pediatrics, pulnephrology, pathology, pediatrics, pulmonary medicine and radiology. monary medicine and radiology. The only things we dont do, the The only things we dont do, the only things we transfer out (usually only things we transfer out (usually to Tampa), are burns and neurosurgito Tampa), are burns and neurosurgical pediatrics, Dr. Drew explains. cal pediatrics, Dr. Drew explains. Although the trauma center here can Although the trauma center here can stabilize and maintain burn victims stabilize and maintain burn victims for a short time, it lacks the resources for a short time, it lacks the resources to maintain that ultra-high level of to maintain that ultra-high level of required care over many days or weeks. required care over many days or weeks. But theres more But theres more Social workers and spiritual advisors Social workers and spiritual advisors stand ready to help families from the stand ready to help families from the first moment of trauma. first moment of trauma. Physical therapists, pharmacists and Physical therapists, pharmacists and nutritionists work with patients long nutritionists work with patients long after a trauma. after a trauma. And theres a novel educational proAnd theres a novel educational program designed by the trauma center to gram designed by the trauma center to head off traumatic injuries before they head off traumatic injuries before they occur, by educating the public about occur, by educating the public about such everyday matters as how to secure such everyday matters as how to secure children in car seats and how to safely children in car seats and how to safely use ladders. use ladders. A 6-foot ladder can be a very danA 6-foot ladder can be a very dangerous thing, says Mr. Marcus, who is gerous thing, says Mr. Marcus, who is clearly no Chicken Little. If he says it, it clearly no Chicken Little. If he says it, it means something. means something. All of which suggests the level of care All of which suggests the level of care and commitment in this regions trauma and commitment in this regions trauma team. team. From the time that patient comes in From the time that patient comes in until theyre discharged into rehab, we until theyre discharged into rehab, we do the continuum of care, (organizing) do the continuum of care, (organizing) all the ancillary and nursing departall the ancillary and nursing departments required, says Lisa Sgarlata, ments required, says Lisa Sgarlata, TRAUMAFrom page 1 >> VOICES FROM THE TRAUMA TEAMRev. Ben Keller, trauma center spiritual advisor:Sometimes people ask, Why does God allow this to happen? Often I dont know why accidents happen. And sometimes its a result of choices. So I often say, I just dont know. I think miracles happen here all the time, but I also think it depends what youre looking for. Ive seen a patient who was pretty much brain dead, whose family made a decision for end of life care, rally. And now a year out the patient is walking around and talking. But say a patient is expected to die tomorrow, but lasts another week. And his family has time to get here and mend some hurts and dysfunction. Is that a miracle? I think it is. I try to approach people with an appreciation for what their religious needs and views are. Its not about what my religious views are.Dr. Andrew Mikulaschek, trauma center director: You have to be able to let it go. If you take this (work) home with you, you wont last. The deaths, maimings, disabilities, distraught families all that I can handle. I cant always do peds easily, because I cant always get the kids out of my head. What you try to remember is that you didnt put the person there. So you try to keep the res of hell from licking too closely. And some things you just cant x. But you have to have the courage to jump in there and try when you think you have a chance. Its a hard line, and time makes it more distinct. Meanwhile, you have to have a certain amount of ego. The adrenaline junkie is a clich. Thats not me, Im not an adrenaline junkie. I hate that. I stopped panicking years ago its just not conducive to doing well.Kathy Wecher, trauma outreach coordinator: We had this lady come in with no ID on her whatsoever, early on a Sunday morning. She was probably middle-aged. She was carrying only enough money for a newspaper or a cup of coffee. We decided she had the ethnic look of a German. Sometimes, you have to use all of those detecting skills. So I calculated a radius from where she was found and started looking in the computer at peoples addresses, then calling names that sounded German to me. I found a lady I thought had come to visit this patient she was well into her 80s and she was getting worried because she hadnt returned home. I told her I believed I had her person in the trauma center. Then I went and picked her up and drove her back to the hospital. And sure enough, they were related. One of the nurses in the ICU took turns with me getting her to the hospital to see the patient several times before she died. And the older woman was able to nd family in Germany who could come, too.Lt. Michael Hamel, operations supervisor, Lee MEDSTAR: I dont think I ever let the job go. I live it and breathe it every day of my life. Its not only my vocation, but my avocation as well. For me, its all about concentration. So whether the patient is a 2-year-old child, a 22-year-old female or a 42-year-old male, its all about concentrating on saving their life. For me, the more traumatically injured a patient is, the calmer I become. in the know
WEEK OF JULY 15-21, 2010 NEWS A9 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com the chief administrative officer for Lee the chief administrative officer for Lee Memorial. Shes also a trained ER nurse Memorial. Shes also a trained ER nurse who will still pitch in when beds get who will still pitch in when beds get full. full. From beyond deaths door From beyond deaths door All that accounts for why victims All that accounts for why victims or the families of victims sometimes or the families of victims sometimes remain so committed to the trauma remain so committed to the trauma center, volunteering or raising money center, volunteering or raising money even years after life-altering events even years after life-altering events brought them there. brought them there. In the case of Dave and Debbie Root In the case of Dave and Debbie Root and their three sons, not all endings are and their three sons, not all endings are happy ones. But all devotion all love, happy ones. But all devotion all love, if you will is forever. if you will is forever. Although their oldest son, David Although their oldest son, David Lee Root Jr., is gone, that doesnt stop Lee Root Jr., is gone, that doesnt stop him from continuing to help others him from continuing to help others just as he often did as a boy, his father just as he often did as a boy, his father says in this case by lending his says in this case by lending his name to the annual David Lee Root Jr. name to the annual David Lee Root Jr. Memorial Fishing Tournament. Memorial Fishing Tournament. Organized and hosted by the Root Organized and hosted by the Root family through their business, D&D family through their business, D&D Matlacha Bait and Tackle, and sponMatlacha Bait and Tackle, and sponsored by Sam Galloway Ford and Bass sored by Sam Galloway Ford and Bass Pro Shops, the contest has raised about Pro Shops, the contest has raised about $13,000 for the trauma center in each of $13,000 for the trauma center in each of seven previous years. seven previous years. This year, however, that figure has This year, however, that figure has already exceeded $20,000, and the July already exceeded $20,000, and the July 24 tournament has yet to occur. (To get 24 tournament has yet to occur. (To get into the action, go to www.davidleeinto the action, go to www.davidleerootmemorial.com.) rootmemorial.com.) The thorn in this rosebush is that The thorn in this rosebush is that David Jr., then 18, never made it to the David Jr., then 18, never made it to the trauma center. Following a car crash on trauma center. Following a car crash on Pine Island in 2001, he was transferred Pine Island in 2001, he was transferred to another hospital and died that night. to another hospital and died that night. The story gets worse and better. The story gets worse and better. One year later, his brother, Dustin, One year later, his brother, Dustin, then 15, also suffered a traumatic injury then 15, also suffered a traumatic injury in an automobile accident. Medevaced in an automobile accident. Medevaced to the trauma center from the south to the trauma center from the south side of Punta Gorda, he was saved by side of Punta Gorda, he was saved by the on-call trauma team, says his father. the on-call trauma team, says his father. People dont realize we didnt People dont realize we didnt realize until David had his accident realize until David had his accident how crucial this trauma center is, Mr. how crucial this trauma center is, Mr. Root says. And people dont realize Root says. And people dont realize that the first hour after trauma, the that the first hour after trauma, the golden hour, is the most important. golden hour, is the most important. We feel that if David had gotten to the We feel that if David had gotten to the trauma center, he could have survived. trauma center, he could have survived. Dustin did, and we believe the trauma Dustin did, and we believe the trauma center saved him. center saved him. What baffles Mr. Root, he admits, is What baffles Mr. Root, he admits, is the miserly support the trauma center the miserly support the trauma center appears to receive from the broader appears to receive from the broader community, in his eyes. community, in his eyes. This year, costs will amount to about This year, costs will amount to about $31.8 million, but the center will take in $31.8 million, but the center will take in only about $27 million, trauma center only about $27 million, trauma center officials estimate. officials estimate. Thus, the center will lose roughly Thus, the center will lose roughly $4.8 million in the process both of sav$4.8 million in the process both of saving lives and preventing the tidal wave ing lives and preventing the tidal wave of heartbreak and subsequent economic of heartbreak and subsequent economic decline so often engendered in families decline so often engendered in families by unexpected, traumatic death. by unexpected, traumatic death. To the extent Mr. Root can prevent To the extent Mr. Root can prevent that, he will. that, he will. There are a lot of things this comThere are a lot of things this community could do without, but the munity could do without, but the trauma center is not one of them, trauma center is not one of them, he insists. This is a way we can help he insists. This is a way we can help them, and keep Davids memory alive. them, and keep Davids memory alive. Which echoes the sentiments of Which echoes the sentiments of Amanda Cherie Burress, now almost Amanda Cherie Burress, now almost seven years later. seven years later. Shortly before 9:30 p.m. Dec. 31, 2003 Shortly before 9:30 p.m. Dec. 31, 2003 New Years Eve she found herself New Years Eve she found herself navigating unfamiliar roads in a new navigating unfamiliar roads in a new car, en route to a party. car, en route to a party. I was 18, and I was trying to be so I was 18, and I was trying to be so careful, she recalls. careful, she recalls. She and her three passengers were She and her three passengers were stone cold sober and so was the stone cold sober and so was the driver of a Chevy Suburban speeding driver of a Chevy Suburban speeding with his family west on Bayshore Road with his family west on Bayshore Road in North Fort Myers, at about 55 miles in North Fort Myers, at about 55 miles per hour. per hour. Ms. Burress, whod spent most of Ms. Burress, whod spent most of her life in Naples, missed her turn and her life in Naples, missed her turn and pulled into a narrow dirt road. When pulled into a narrow dirt road. When she wheeled around and started back she wheeled around and started back out, the oncoming SUV t-boned her car. out, the oncoming SUV t-boned her car. Three minutes later, the pagers of Three minutes later, the pagers of roughly 20 men and women, members roughly 20 men and women, members of the on-call trauma team, began to of the on-call trauma team, began to chirp. chirp. Each had spent years preparing for Each had spent years preparing for this moment, which began with a 9-1-1 this moment, which began with a 9-1-1 telephone call. telephone call. Almost instantly, the transfer techAlmost instantly, the transfer technician recognized a trauma and disnician recognized a trauma and dispatched a Lee MEDSTAR helicopter, patched a Lee MEDSTAR helicopter, crewed by a pilot-EMT and a criticalcrewed by a pilot-EMT and a criticalcare paramedic. care paramedic. The golden hour had begun, and only The golden hour had begun, and only the most professional display of skill the most professional display of skill would give Ms. Burress even a remote would give Ms. Burress even a remote chance of surviving. chance of surviving. Laying near death in the twisted mass Laying near death in the twisted mass of automotive metal, she had 27 broken of automotive metal, she had 27 broken bones, she was bleeding into her brain, bones, she was bleeding into her brain, and her aorta was torn in two places. and her aorta was torn in two places. That injury alone is fatal 90 percent of That injury alone is fatal 90 percent of the time, Dr. Drew says. the time, Dr. Drew says. In addition, she had a lacerated liver, In addition, she had a lacerated liver, two collapsed lungs and a ruptured two collapsed lungs and a ruptured spleen. spleen. By 9:50 p.m., though, MEDSTAR had By 9:50 p.m., though, MEDSTAR had arrived and a couple of very cool, very arrived and a couple of very cool, very competent paramedics, one of them competent paramedics, one of them a chopper pilot, had gone instantly to a chopper pilot, had gone instantly to work. work. Since Ms. Burress companions were Since Ms. Burress companions were not in immediate mortal danger, the not in immediate mortal danger, the team focused on her. team focused on her. For me, the more traumatiFor me, the more traumatically injured a patient is, the calmer I cally injured a patient is, the calmer I become, explains Lt. Michael Hamel, become, explains Lt. Michael Hamel, now the operations supervisor for now the operations supervisor for MEDSTAR, Lee Countys public safety MEDSTAR, Lee Countys public safety program. Lt. Hamel was working program. Lt. Hamel was working that night, but its not clear now if he that night, but its not clear now if he crewed the helicopter. crewed the helicopter. When a patient is on the brink of When a patient is on the brink of death and we can produce a different death and we can produce a different outcome thats the most satisfyoutcome thats the most satisfying thing, he adds. If we can touch ing thing, he adds. If we can touch them, we can generally get them to the them, we can generally get them to the trauma center. And if we can get them trauma center. And if we can get them to the trauma center, we can be part of to the trauma center, we can be part of that continuum that means life. that continuum that means life. At 10 p.m., they got Ms. Burress to At 10 p.m., they got Ms. Burress to the trauma center, where Dr. Manuel the trauma center, where Dr. Manuel Ybanez who has since moved on to Ybanez who has since moved on to other work led the effort to save her other work led the effort to save her life. life. Meanwhile, the social worker rushed Meanwhile, the social worker rushed in, identified Ms. Burress, located her in, identified Ms. Burress, located her parents in Naples and called them at parents in Naples and called them at 11:30 p.m., just as they were about to 11:30 p.m., just as they were about to pop a bottle of champagne their daughpop a bottle of champagne their daughter had given them for Christmas. ter had given them for Christmas. Then the social worker met them at Then the social worker met them at the hospital. the hospital. They were so wonderful, at a time They were so wonderful, at a time that was so scary and emotional, that was so scary and emotional, recalls her mother. The doctor had recalls her mother. The doctor had so much to do, but he came out to talk so much to do, but he came out to talk to us. He warned us that she probably to us. He warned us that she probably wouldnt live. wouldnt live. But Ms. Burress did live, through the But Ms. Burress did live, through the long night, days, weeks and months that long night, days, weeks and months that followed. followed. And now, at 26 after years of effort And now, at 26 after years of effort and struggle shes a happily marand struggle shes a happily married woman who believes, deeply, in ried woman who believes, deeply, in miracles. miracles. She uses three words to reflect on her She uses three words to reflect on her experience words that might strike experience words that might strike Dr. Drew Mikulaschek and his trauma Dr. Drew Mikulaschek and his trauma team as perfectly reasonable, and undeteam as perfectly reasonable, and undeniably true. niably true. Life is grand, she says simply. Life is grand, she says simply. Especially when the Lee Memorial Especially when the Lee Memorial Health System Trauma Center has your Health System Trauma Center has your back. back. VANDY MAJOR/ FLORIDA WEEKLYAbove: Paramedic Colin Johnson and R.N. Micheline Clemento at work in the trauma center. Left: Respiratory therapist Brittany LaFoe >> HOW MANY DIE? About 3 percent of victims who reach the Lee Memorial Health System Trauma Center die there, according to the centers most recent numbers a gure roughly average for trauma centers in hospitals of the same size, nationwide. Among Level II trauma centers in hospitals with fewer than 400 beds, however, Lees has the highest incident rate in the nation, according to data from the National Trauma Data Banks 2009 report. That includes about 2,500 incidents, roughly half of which actually end up in the trauma center bays. But those gures are not reliable indicators, notes Michael Marcus, the trauma program manager, because they dont take into account other statistics. The average age of Lee patients is higher than the national average, at 50.1 versus 45.6 years, for example. The severity of injuries ranks higher than the national average here (theres an elaborate scale used to judge severity). And causes of death from problems other than the trauma itself are more frequent here. Deaths occur in three ways, says Mr. Marcus. The expected death; the unexpected death in which a patient comes in but an irreversible chain of events take place; and through withdrawal of care, or patient self-determination. Living wills are part of this. Somebody may have a constellation of injuries that could be sustainable, but they have no quality of life and they or their families choose to withdraw care. Thus, the statistics cant show just how good the care really is at the Lee Memorial center, he concludes. >> BEDS Lee Memorial Health System: 1,423 licensed beds Lee Memorial Hospital: 355 The trauma center: Two beds, or four when necessary The Rehabilitation Hospital: 60 HealthPark Medical Center: 368 (including The Childrens Hospital) Cape Coral Hospital: 291 Gulf Coast Medical Center: 349 by the numbers Ill come in at anytime in the day or night, I dont mind. I love it. This job somehow was made for me. Karen Wecher, trauma outreach coordinator
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Many plumb-bobs helped to build Naples, but one in particular was especially true and accurate. He was also a poet. W. Robert Wilson, aka Plumb-Bob, founded one of our citys earliest and now most respected engineering firms. Born in Fairmount, Ill., in 1899, Mr. Wilson first came to Florida via Orlando during the short-lived land boom of 1925. He was ready and willing to implement the construction and surveying education he had obtained on various jobs working for his father, an Illinois highway commissioner. After the bust in Orlando, jobs were few and far between, yet Mr. Wilson gathered together a cooperative survey crew of men who would work for cash only (lessons learned during the land boom), demonstrating his leadership and management skills early in his life. Mr. Wilson went to work as an instrument man for the Orange County Highway Engineers in 1926. When the Florida Road Department took over the countys work, he was tapped to become part of the crew working on the Collier County section of a road called the Tamiami Trail. Mr. Wilson no doubt had big dreams when he set out on his new job in Everglades City on Sept. 15, 1926, just three years after Collier County was formed. Three days later, his dreams were dampened by a full-blown hurricane that halted construction of the Trail until May 1, 1927. When construction commenced, Mr. Wilson, who was 28, was advanced to a project engineer on one of the most monumental feats accomplished in Floridas history. All during his life, whether he was teaching, driving a truck, surveying or establishing one of the most respected engineering companies in the country, Mr. Wilson wrote poetry good poetry, the kind you can understand, the kind that rhymes. He adopted the pen name Pumb-Bob in 1940. During WWII, he and his beloved partner, Elva Margaret (Day), went to Michigan to help run the family hotel business. As it turned out, the military was building an air field near the hotel and Mr. Wilson was promptly signed on as a civilian engineer, just about the time a long-awaited commission to the Sea-Bee was offered to him. Because he was too valuable to this local military effort to be released, he lost the commission but not the drive to find a way to serve his country in the military. When the Wilsons returned to Naples, Mr. Wilson, now in his early 40s, was finally accepted as a carpenters mate in the Navy and served on the U.S.S. Cumberland, which saw action in the Pacific Theater. During his 14-month tour, he continued to write poetry. At his dismissal on Oct. 12, 1945, he received tribute for the good fellowship his writing provided the seamen in the Crews News. By 1956, Mr. Wilson was ready to take on partners to help carry the load. Raymond Miller, P.E., William Barton, P.E., and Thomas Peek, P.E., joined him in his venture. With a transition of leadership in 1999, the firms name was simplified to WilsonMiller Inc. Half-A-Century of Plumb Bob, a collection of Mr. Wilsons poems, was published in 1973, thanks to the efforts of Perk Swanson and Pat Barton. When the Wilson Professional Center held its grand opening in November 1990, the book was reprinted as a tribute to the man who laid the foundation for a firm that today ranks among the top 500 design firms in the United States (Engineering News-Records 2010 list). Plumb Bob struck a straight line to truth in his writings. In The Corners (as in Four Corners), he wrote:It is sure a different picture from that not so long ago. Maybe some dont realize it, but to us whove watched it grow, There is quite a change in Naples, seems that nothing holds her down, And I am proud along with you cause its my HOME TOWN! Thanks to Al Reynolds for furnishing the Undercover Historian with a copy of Plumb Bob and to Raymond W. Miller for capturing your companys founders history. I hope other businesses and institutions take your lead. BY LOIS BOLIN ____________________Special to Florida WeeklyUNDERCOVER HISTORIAN COURTESY PHOTO Robert Plumb-Bob Wilson
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.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 15-21, 2010 Free seminars coming upPhysicians Regional Healthcare System presents the following free seminars, all taking place at Physicians Regional -Pine Ridge: Knee Arthritis: A to Z 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 20. Dr. Jon Dounchis discusses options for treating arthritis of the knee, from computer-assisted and MRI-guided surgeries to custom knee balancing and replacements designed just for women. Robotic Arm Knee Surgery 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 21 and 28. Dr. Frederick Buechel explains the MAKOplasty option for people with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis of the knee. Newest Advances in Shoulder Surgery 6 p.m. Thursday, July 22. Dr. Steven Goldberg discusses the various causes of shoulder pain, from arthritis to rotator cuff disorders, and treatments including shoulder resurfacing, minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery and joint replacement surgery. To register for any of the above, visit www.physiciansregional.net/events. Classes for coping with vision lossLighthouse of Collier Inc., Center for Blindness and Vision Loss and the Division of Blind Services present classes to help people who are going blind or having vision loss. Sessions are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Monday and Thursday at Lighthouse of Colliers new headquarters, 424 Bayfront Place. Call 430-3934 or visit www.lighthouseofcollier.org for more information. TO YOUR HEALTH HEALTHY LIVING Research indicates that children who do best in school receive three or more compliments for every criticism, whereas children who do poorly receive two criticisms for every compliment. What does this have to do with us at NCH? Well, each week I get numerous e-mails from colleagues, patients and visitors. Most messages are pleasant and complimentary of the work our NCH team delivers to the community. But folks sometimes write to remind me that in some areas we have room for improvement. Last week, I received an e-mail from a regular Straight Talk reader who criticized me for being too positive about NCH and not reporting the negatives. Point taken. So here are four other e-mails I also received last week. The first wasnt particularly encouraging. Michael Spence, R.N. and administrative coordinator for North Naples, reported two disappointing incidents where communication among caregivers was less than optimal. Taking a moment to share information and understand a colleagues point of view helps the patient as well as family members and everyone involved in the care. Occasionally, we get rushed, become inconsiderate or just dont think. If these occasional lapses are not recognized and corrected, such deteriorations can become a standard of behavior. We will all feel better with free, open and collegial communications among ourselves. We can do better as we understand other peoples point of view. The next three e-mails were considerably more encouraging. R.N. Julie Stoner, North Naples Emergency Room Shared Governance Practice Council representative, e-mailed about her Emergency Department groups Push the Button campaign. Complete with posters and buttons, the campaign reminds us how important it is to capture all Pyxis items. Pyxis is a system designed to ensure that all the necessary supplies to care for patients are on hand. Ms. Stoners group recognized the opportunity to be fair to ourselves by consistently capturing the cost of supplies. At the end of the month, customer service representative Nicole Rossbach will report on how much money has been saved. If this is a success in the ED, then we would be happy to help launch system-wide, Ms. Stoner wrote. Lynn Thorn, financial counselor for the North Naples ER, wrote: We did it as a TEAM $100,000 in collections in the North Naples ER since January. Ms. Thorn invited me over for sweet treats she brought in for everyone to celebrate in the ER break room. With changes in health-care reimbursement, improved performance in both financial and quality metrics are essential for the health of our community. Finally, R.N. Marietta Mauhay, nurse manager in our Comprehensive Rehabilitation Center, 5SW/5SE, wrote that staff members from rehab volunteered to sponsor a float in the Fourth of July parade. The signs used for the parade were made by patients during arts and healing sessions. Tiffany Schlenk, unit secretary, led the project. It was a success, Ms. Mauhay wrote. We had fun. We did it to symbolize what we do in rehab giving patients independence and freedom after their stay with us at CRC. She also shared pictures from the parade, as did our MacDonald SeaCarium team, all of which can be viewed at www.NCHMD.org/naplesparade. So there you have it: A sample of a typical weeks mailbag to the CEO. I understand theres always room for improvement at our hospital. But its nice to know that the vast majority of unsolicited messages I receive are complimentary of the amazing work our staff does to safeguard the health of our community. Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System. Theres always room for improvementSTRAIGHT TALK allenWEISS firstname.lastname@example.org The reason why the prostate doesnt get any respect has a little to do with the very nature of the organ and its disease and a little to do with the mindset of the male. The perfect storm a gland that the male cant see or feel and a cancer that doesnt cause symptoms until it is too late accounts for more than 25,000 deaths a year in the United States a year. Look at the following reasons and see if a loved one, or maybe even you, isnt guilty as well. 1. Unlike a womens breast that gets all the attention an organ could ever want, the prostate lives a very isolated life. You cant see it, you cant feel it, men dont know what it does and they sure as heck dont want a stranger probing around to disturb it or try to feel it. Men feel unmanly with the very thought of a rectal exam and would just as soon not have the prostate checked. Men are told to examine their testicles in the shower, and women to do breast self exams often, but no one suggests that the male contort himself to examine his prostate. Its very location bespeaks of nature giving it no respect. 2. The blood test PSA further complicates the prostates social life. Before the PSA test, the only way to check on the prostate was a rectal exam. With the advent of this simple test, however, men and doctors started substituting it for a rectal exam. Its an easy sell; not doing a rectal exam makes a doctors visit much more pleasant for both the doctor and the patient. Everybody ends up happy except, of course, the dejected and unchecked prostate. One can have prostate cancer with a normal PSA. 3. Even when the prostate tries to exert itself with prostate cancer, it get little attention both because of the prevailing belief that prostate cancer doesnt kill people and that it often occurs only in older men. Media reports state that most men die with prostate cancer and not of it, despite more than 200,000 cases diagnosed and 25,000 deaths a year. 4 Many patients, but particularly men, will only go to the doctor if they perceive a problem with an organ or if a symptom presents itself. Unlike chest pain indicating a problem with the heart or blood in the urine indicating a problem with the kidneys, prostate cancer has no symptoms until it is too late to do something. Prostate cancers often originate away from the tube men urinate through; as a result there will be no urinary symptoms until the prostate cancer has become fairly extensive. Men can have prostate cancer for years without any symptoms. 5. If the hurdles in checking for cancer werent enough of a deterrent to early detection, the idea of what can happen to the male after treatment further complicates the prostates life. Its almost as if its mad about being ignored throughout its life. Now that something has to be done to treat the cancer, the angry prostate exacts its revenge in the form of leaking urine and sexual dysfunction. A casual conversation between a urologist and a friend at a party makes the above points nicely: When asked by his 49-yearold friend when he should have his prostate checked, the doctor said the blood work and exam could be done in less than five minutes. He even offered to do the exam for free. The friend said he was having no symptoms, and the urologist stressed that that was irrelevant. The friend then said he had had a colonoscopy and asked if that checked the prostate. The urologist said no, that was a different organ. The friend then asked, like so many people, Isnt prostate cancer a disease of old men? The urologist told him Frank Zappa died in his 50s, three years after the diagnosis of prostate cancer. In the matter of this brief conversation, this college-educated friend had verbalized almost all the half-truths regarding prostate cancer. He confirmed yet again why prostate cancer is often diagnosed late, and perfectly illustrated why the prostate is the Rodney Dangerfield of organs. When men acknowledge the respect that prostate cancer deserves, there will be a heightened awareness, early detection and treatment in a more curable phase of prostate cancer. For more information, visit www. theprostatedecision.com. Dubbed the Rodney Danger eld of organs, prostate gets no respect BY DR. JOHN MCHUGHSpecial to Florida Weekly the e rt a n no f e f e r d r s n e e r a b o h h c h d o bl ex d o fi v ev e th e Th h e sy m uro l th at e va n T h s ai d
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But just as you dont need to be an ichthyologist a fish expert to keep healthy fish, you dont have to be a chemist either, says Dr. Yanong. All you need to make sure the water is right for your fish is to test it yourself with easy-to-find kits, or have it tested at a specialty aquarium store. Help with fish-keeping is pretty easy to get, he said. You can talk to someone whos keeping fish successfully. You can also find sites online that can help.Dr. Yanong has been working with fish since 1992, which is also when the popularity of keeping aquatic pets started to grow. Aquaria is where a lot of kids first got their interest in nature, said Dr. Yanong. I know I did. And while any pet can be an entry into the world of nature, the fascinating thing about fish is that youre not just keeping pets, youre running an ecosystem. At a time when its hard to get kids to put down the video games and get off the couch, experts say looking into a fish tank may be key to getting youngsters out the door perhaps to a career in science. And it can all start with a small tank and a couple of guppies. If youre looking for a way to lower your stress, improve your health and get your children off the couch, part of the answer may be fish not eating them, but keeping them. Whether you choose a small tank with a few freshwater fish or a stunning saltwater setup that makes you feel like a deep-sea diver without getting wet, youll be getting some of the proven benefits of keeping fish. Studies showing the stressrelieving nature of fish-gazing have led to the proliferation of tanks in clinical settings such as dental offices and nursing homes. Tanks have helped calm troubled children and stimulate appetites in adults with diminished brain function. The benefits of fish extend to the home as well. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 15-21, 2010 NEWS A15 There was one time and only the one When dust really took in the sun And from that one intake of fire All creatures still warmly suspire. Sitting by a Bush in Broad Sunlight, Robert FrostIn the latest issue of the journal Biological Psychology, Elke Vlemincx writes that sighs function to rebalance the inherently dynamic and chaotic system of respiration. A sigh acts to reboot the breath. In situations of stress, breathing patterns become stuck, non-responsive. That causes lungs to become stiff and less efficient. A sigh, defined as at least twice the mean volume of a breath, brings new responsive breath beginning. This study also indicates that it is only the sighs that arise naturally from within the system that function in this way. Forced sighs do not cause rebalance, but only more tension. Meditators who take the breath as the object of their meditation will not be surprised by this study. In the Anapanas ati Sutta, the BreathMindfulness Discourse, Buddha begins by simply noting: I am breathing in a long breath; I am breathing in a short breath. The meditator witnesses without controlling. But what is being seen? And who is seeing? The Latin word for breath is spiritus. This Latin word has many meanings: courage, vigor, life-force. These meanings intend to refer to something outside the material, physical body. Yet breath, spirit, is moving within the body. And breath brings into body all that seems to be outside, separate from body. There is a thought experiment called Marys Room. Mary is a brilliant neurophysiologist who is forced to examine the world from a black and white room via a black and white television monitor. She measures and defines both the wavelengths that produce color as well as the physiology, retinal and vocal, that produce statements of color recognition. She can recognize and describe clearly what is happening when a lovely blue sky evokes the statement: That is a lovely blue sky. When Mary is given a color television monitor, will she learn anything new? The Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh would echo a resounding yes. The experience of color is not given in the conceptualization of it. The experience is ultimately important. He writes: People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we dont even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child our own two eyes. All is a miracle. How could one do more than merely attempt utter ance of all this? Like the finger is not the moon to which it points, MUSINGS Rx email@example.com Suspire 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.perhaps there can only be the long sighing breath observed flying after all, over all, all in all. The sigh is yearning completely. 239-261-7157 www.WynnsOnline.com 141 Ninth Street North Naples Must present coupon at time of purchase.Free with a $15 Grocery Order New French Bread BaquetteWith Coupon While Supplies LastFree with a $10 Grocery Order Head of Ice Berg LettuceWith 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. Full Line of Hurricane Resistant Product Supplied by True Factory Direct Pricing Manufacturers Lifetime Warranty Locally Manufactured 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 239-322-KING(5464) LOW PRICE GUARANTEEVISIT OUR FT. MYERS SHOWROOM 8890 SALROSE LANE #104 FT. MYERS, 33912 Visit our showroom, we have the largest selection of custom door designs in S.W Florida for all your refacing needs, 3772 Arnold Avenue, Naples. Our three generations of custom cabinet & millwork experience will ensure 100% satisfaction and quality. Mon-Fri 8-5 Sat & Sun By Appointment Only239.353.2178www.3rdgenconst.com LOVE youragain!Robert H. Weeks, III Owner/Operator SINCE 1932Custom Cabinet REFACING of Naples
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Big production generally is very bearish for prices and a look at any chart of corn prices will show exactly that; prices have been down since June 2008. But things might be a-changin. Certainly farmers and other commercials would hope so, as well as speculators who can benefit from a market that offers volatility. The U.S. reigns as the worldwide king in corn production, accounting for approximately one half of worldwide production. In the U.S., corn is the king of all our grain crops, accounting for about one quarter of all U.S. harvested grains, including, wheat, soybeans, oats, rice, etc. Some 400,000 U.S. farms plant corn. You might be wondering how we could ever eat so much corn. The fact is that only 12 percent of U.S. harvested corn is consumed directly (as in fresh, frozen or canned; corn chips or tortillas etc.) and indirectly (as in high fructose corn syrup, which seems to have found its way into virtually all processed foods.) Most corn, 88 percent, is not edible and is used as feed for livestock, poultry and fish and for industrial uses such as ethanol. Not all U.S. corn stays in the country. A great deal is exported to foreign countries, particularly China and the third world. China is well known to be a bulk buyer of oil and metal commodities; less well known is its need to buy agricultural commodities. Most think that the natural resource in critical short supply in China is oil/gas or metals or even water. Not so. It is topsoil. And that is one reason why China is developing additional agricultural/planting locations in Africa. It cant produce and will not be able to produce in the future the grains needed to feed its people and supply feed stocks.Because corn is an international product, it is priced based on global supply and demand. U.S. corn prices rise when worldwide supply is constrained and when worldwide demand is increases even more so when both are operative: supply is tight and demand is strong.Weather conditions in the U.S. for 2010 have been nearly perfect and the U.S. Department of Agriculture has forecast another record crop. Importantly, the weather has allowed record planting and the crop is already silking. Absent too much rain or very dry weather in the coming months, the U.S. will harvest another record crop. Prices for corn have reflected those expectations for some time; bullish production translates into bearish pricing for farmers looking to sell or those speculators who are long futures contracts. Net-net, farmers have done quite well over the past 10 years in income and value of their farm land (as opposed to the nation at large). This year, net farm income is forecast to be $63 billion, up some 12 percent from last year. In years 2004 through 2008, farm net income topped $70 billion. Corn prices (and farm income) might get even better for farmers. Current prices react to news about last years crop as well as news about this years crop. How so? The U.S.D.A. samples farmers intentions to plant what and how much. They also estimate: yield from the cropgood yield if it is healthy crop; what exports might look like; and carryover after the season. Recently, the U.S.D.A. gave the corn market participants a real shocker when they announced that there is 10 percent less than they thought in reserves from last years planting. And the projections for 2010 and 2011 carryovers were lessened by 8 percent and 12 percent, respectively. It seems we will be approaching the lowest carryover since 2006/2007. How did some of the carryover suddenly disappear? The disappearance is attributed to either greater than anticipated ethanol usage or greater than expected feed and residual usage; at least everyone now agrees there is less than previously thought. Beyond that news, several other bullish things happened. First, the USDA trimmed their expectations for the 2010 crop; it is still a record crop, but a little bit less so. Second, China is in the picture. Chinas bad weather made it into a recent buyer. There might be more exports to China as a stronger Yuan buys U.S. grains cheaper and shipping rates are very low. (See a chart of the Dry Baltic Index for a sense of low shipping demand.) Lastly, wet weather in Canada has translated into only 80 percent of projected plantings of wheat. (Changes in supply in a particular grain rolls over into pricing for other grains; in this case, less wheat is bullish for corn.) Is better pricing for corn an absolute? Absolutely not. But investors, traders, speculators like to look at risk/reward and they frequently take the bet if the odds are compelling. How does one play the grains? There are several grain and agricultural commodity exchange-traded funds (JJG, GRU, RJA,DBA) and there are grain specific ETFs. While these ETFs have futures contract exposure, the investor in the ETF doesnt; there is a lot of leverage at play but the ETF will not give you a margin call. The other way to play any move is through futures and Southwest Florida has its share of experts in this area years of experience, years of documented returns and draw downs and recognition by industry publications. For investors in corporate equities, take a look at fertilizer, seed, and agricultural equipment companies. There are many good sources for agricultural commodity research and one such source is Shawn Hackett in Boynton Beach who publishes his original research and whose clients include investors, speculators and farmers/ commercials. Consult your financial adviser to see if commodities have any role in your portfolio and, if so, the appropriate financial instrument to use. Disclosure: The columnist has positions in several grain ETFs and futures accounts. This columnist has no financial relationship with Hackett Advisors. 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
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Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida announces the members of its 2010 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County, Advisory Board: Chairman, Craig Sherman executive vice president/chief loan officer of EverBank; Lisa Barnett Van Dien, attorney with Cheffy Passidomo, P.A.; Wilma Boyd of Preferred Travel of Naples; Carleton Case of Brown & Brown Benefits; Clay Cone of Cone Communications Company; Kristin Conroy, attorney with ConAutomotive Favio Rodas has joined John Marazzi Nissan of Naples as business manager. Mr. Rodas is originally from Honduras and moved here five years ago from New York City. He was formerly with Fort Myers Toyota and brings six years of finance experience to the Naples dealership. Banking & Finance Kim Ciccarelli Kantor has been named number 28 on the Top 100 Women Financial Advisors list compiled by Barrons Business and Financial Weekly. Ms. Kantor is president of Ciccarelli Advisory Services Inc. The award is based on the volume of assets overseen by the advisor and their teams, and the quality of their practices. Steven Lipschultz has joined Bank of Naples in a new position as credit analyst responsible for the review and analysis of commercial loan applications and portfolio management. Prior to joining Bank of Naples, Mr. Lipschultz was a portfolio manager with CNL Bank in Bonita Springs. Before that, he served in credit-related positions with Marshall & Ilsley Bank and Colonial Bank in Fort Myers as well as First Washington State Bank in Windsor, N.J. He holds an MBA from named Volunteer of the Year by the nonprofit Florida Green Building Coalition. Health Care C. Scott Campbell has been named CEO of Physicians Regional-Collier Boulevard. Mr. Campbell joined Health Management Associates in March 1990 and subsequently served as CEO at three HMA facilities. In March 2002, he was promoted to a regional vice president role in the mid-Atlantic region. He most recently served as senior vice president of HMAs Physician and Customer Development program. He holds a bachelors degree in business administration and a masters degree in health administration. Nonpro t Organizations Anne Frazier has been named executive director of Drug Free Collier. She is the former executive director/chief professional officer of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Blue Ridge in Martinsville, Va. Retail Robin Buboltz has joined Sunshine Ace Hardware as director of procurement. Mr. Buboltz earned a bachelors degree in hotel and restaurant management from Southwest State University in Marshall, Minn., and holds the industry designations of CPM (certified purchasing manager) and CBM (certified business manager). He was formerly a business unit manager for the Pall Corp. in Fort Myers. Sales Charlotte Harwood has been named 2009 Business Salesperson of the Year at WINKTV. She has been at the station for six years. Travel Linda Aubel and Louise Brand have joined Preferred Travel of Naples as travel counselors. The two have worked as a travel team for more than 20 years, and provide significant domestic and international travel experience to their clients. Both have traveled extensively through North America, the Caribbean and Europe as well as Central and South America. roy, Conroy & Durrant; John English of WilsonMiller Inc.; Carl Howes of Pachira Company; Dr. Paul Jones; Jerry Nichols of Brown & Brown Benefits; David Port of Northern Trust Bank; Katie Sproul of Barron Collier Companies; and Len Zaiser IV of Structure Medical LLC. The advisory board selects laureates for the 2010 Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame, Collier County. The laureates will be honored on Oct. 27 at the Naples Grande.Celeste Greene Osborn of Marco Island, recently retired deputy chief financial officer for the state of Georgia, has been elected chair of the Berry College Board of Visitors. 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We are starting to slowly climb out of the doldrums of this last recession, he said. But if you take areas like Chicago or Ohio, those areas, the trucks and the rails are busier. Lt. Chick Richards, Fort Myers District commander for the Florida Department of Transportation, oversees truck weigh stations throughout Southwest Florida. Ive seen more trucks on the road in Lee County and (State Roads) 80 and 82 in Collier as building starts to pick up a little bit, and services start to be more in demand, but its only been a slight increase, he said. If freight movement is a barometer of other economic activity, it shows that construction is still down. Flint & Doyle, a secondgeneration Fort Myers company, has yet to see a recovery from the downturn. It ships primarily construction materials and equipment. Its really been slow, owner Manny Flint said. He recalls other recessions, but the most recent one takes the cake. Back in and 4, everybody thought that was bad, he said. Then in the 80s we had one. We recovered from that, but this one here, whew. I dont see it recovering for a long time. And when it does start recovering, its not going back to boom days. People are going to be more cautious now. Consumers are also spending more than they were a few years ago. Theres a lot more freight out there than there was a year ago, said Boris Espinosa, owner of B&G Carriers Corporation in Naples. He hires owneroperator truck drivers to haul produce and other dry goods. Given recent reports of a weakening recovery, he and other truckers hope that freight loads will contradict the gloomy headlines. The more the public buys, the more we haul. TRUCKERSFrom page B1Keith Dillon, service center manager of Southeastern Freight Lines in Punta Gorda. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 BUSINESS WEEK OF JULY 15-21, 2010 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. Wake Up Naples with the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce takes place at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 21, at the Hilton Naples. Register at www. napleschamber.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. The Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce holds its next After 5 networking meeting for members and prospective members from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, at the offices of Dr. Robert Payne. For more information, visit www.marcoislandchamber.org.Zonta Club of Bonita Springs meets from 5:30-7:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month at Spanish Wells Golf & Country Club. RSVP on the message line at 434-5134. For more information, visit www.zontabonitasprings.org. Next meeting: July 21. 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 non-members. Call 9922943 or e-mail Julie@BonitaSpringsChamber.com. The ABWA Neapolitan Chapter meets for the end-of-year celebration and induction of new officers at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, at Pinchers Crab Shack followed by a sunset cruise hosted by Cruise Naples. Reservations required by noon July 22. For more information, visit www.abwaneapolitan.org. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 15-21, 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.Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce Executive Club at The Ritz-CarltonTOM MIDDLEMISS / COURTESY PHOTOS1. Laura Van Varick, Denise Gay and Duane Cumberbatch 2. Michelle Spitizer, Herbe Liegeoin and Kimberly Doersein 3. Marie Jackson with Kent and Dellene Hasen 4. Terry and Kay Marie Bork 5. Jolee Farro and Stephen Kaufman 6. Barbara Leah and William Thomas 7. Allen Weiss and Marian Woods 8. Bobby Brats and Jeanette Friend 9. Dale and Cathy Campion 1 2 4 7 8 9 5 6 3
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB8 WEEK OF JULY 15-21, 2010 SUZIE LEATHERBURY Mortgage Loan Originator MAKING MORTGAGES EASIER EVERY DAY. SUZIE LEATHERBURY Mortgage Loan Originator 239.293.2207 Cell Jacki StrategosSRES, G.R.I., e-Pro239-370-1222JStrategos@att.net www.JackiStrategos.com Richard DrosteRealtor239email@example.com Residential, LLC $128,000 Immaculate 1BR/1BA mfg. home on lake. Large screened porch. 55+ community. $119,900Build a dream home in Lely Resort. Floor plans for a 3,400 sf home available. $324,900Spacious renovated unit. 2nd oor, 1-car garage, 2BR/2BA. Great community! J Cbt 287-6732Nnb Of Tn Prfr Br Cr 370-8687 239-596-2520 3BD,2.5BA plus Den, 2-Car garage, tile in living areas, granite, crown mouldings, accordion hurricane shutters! Screen lanai with lake views. $359,900 LIKE NEW! 3BR,2.5BA plus den, 2181 under air. Completely renovated home features Freshly painted interior, New A/C unit, new 20" tile, Granite, new carpet in bedrooms, Electric Hurricane Shutters and screen lanai with lake view. $369,900 Owner Agent. STOP BY TO VIEW THESE AND OTHER PROPERTIESCausal Elegance! Nicely upgraded 4BR,3.5BA, extensive crown mouldings and trim work, built-in entertainment center, replace, custom window treatments, private heated POOL w/lake views! Pristine home used by original owners seasonally only! $520,000 Magni cent Carlyle! Words can not descrie this exquisite 4BR, 3.5BA home offering an array of designer features! Totally renovated/enlarged kitchen. Wolf appliances, Granite counters, custom cabinetry, genuine hardwood oors, private pool, hurricane shutters & so much more! $599,000 Oakmont, 3BR, 2.5BA plus Den. Location Location! Prime over-sized lake view home-site in cul-de-sac, TILE throughout entire home, Accordion HURRICANE shutters, private heated POOL and more! $435,000 Visual Tour Available! ISLANDWALK VANDERBILT BEACH LOCATION VIRTUAL TOURLovely 2BR, 2BA, 2-Car attached garage! Capri villa home, nicely upgraded tile throughout entire home, plantation shutters, private pool, and more! Furnishings package avl. $259,000 MUST SEE LIKE NEW NEW LISTING PRISTINE CONDITION! 3BR, 2.5BA, Single Family, Tile in living areas, plantation shutters, built-in entertainment center, private POOL with lake views, ELECTRIC HURRICANE shutters, NEW A/C unit and more! Asking $414,500 Virtual Tour SHORT SALE Light & Bright, 3BR,2.5BA plus den. Lovely home used only during season by original owners! Features built-in entertainment center, custom window treatments, and large screen lanai. MAKE OFFER $355,999 VILLAGE WALK VANDERBILT BEACH LOCATIONThe Donald on board at Third Eye ManagementThe Donald has joined the team at Third Eye Management, a business development company based in Naples with offices in Atlanta. In his first week on the job, he did not duck out of his responsibilities and lost no time in making a splash with the addition of his Wise Quacks column in Third Eye Managements monthly newsletter. In a recent edition, The Donald offered this quip: The human brain is a wonderful thing. It starts working the moment you are born, and never stops until you stand up to speak in public. My thought process in creating this character was based on the fact that much of the business news is either high powered and serious or gloom and doom, says Karl Gibbons, president and CEO. The Donald was created to illustrate that Third Eye looks at things differently, and we are also not afraid to laugh and have fun. Third Eye Management provides hands-on assistance to small and medium-sized businesses that dont have access to the resources and expertise typically available to CEOs of large corporations. For more information and to subscribe to more wisdom from The Donalds Wise Quacks column, visit www.thirdeyemanagement.com. Chamber welcomes new membersThe Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce welcomes 16 new members who joined in June 2010. They are: A.R.A Insurance Inc., Marco Island; www.aramarco.com Charming Charlie; www.charmingcharlie.com Charming Smiles of Naples; www. charmingsmilesofnaples.com Cove Wealth Management LLC DaVita Lehigh Acres, Lehigh Acres; www.Davita.com Designs Inspired LLC, Fort Myers; www.designsinspiredonline.com Directors Choice LLC; www.directorschoicellc.com East Coast Public Adjusters Inc., Coral Gables; www.ecpaclaims.com Fifth Third Bank; www.53.com Fred Astaire Dance Studio; www. Fredastairenaples.com Freds Diner; www.FredsDiner.com Immokalee Child Care Center; www.immokaleechildcarecenter.org Southwest Florida Insurance Associates Inc.; www.swflinsurance.com Stephen Pino; firstname.lastname@example.org Sunshine Respiratory & Medical Vacation Property Management; www.vacationet.com To learn more about the new chamber members, visit the online business directory at www.napleschamber. org. For information about membership, contact Don Neer at 403-2906 or don@ napleschamber.org. BUSINESS BRIEFS COURTESY PHOTO Adrian Bevan and Karl Gibbons of Third Eye Mangement with The Donald
REAL ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WEEK OF JULY 15-21, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B9 Toll Brothers has released for sale the Tiena, a designer-furnished model within Firano at Naples, a community of single-family homes on Davis Boulevard. With three bedrooms plus a study and four full baths, the two-story Tiena encompasses 3,024 square feet of air-conditioned living space and 3,940 total square feet. The covered entryway includes a raised tower with columns and a cobblestone terrace. A leaded glass door with flanking glass panels and an arched transom add an element of Old World grace. A private courtyard off the living and dining rooms has a copper fire pit. The heart of the Tiena is the expansive family room/gourmet kitchen/ breakfast area with view of the pool and lake beyond. On the second floor, the master suite is a spacious getaway with French doors leading to a private balcony. Two guest bedrooms share access to an upstairs guest bath with twin vanities and a tub/ shower combination. The second-floor loft area includes built-in double desks and a game table. A laundry/utility room complete the second floor. The Tiena model includes more than $400,000 in upgrades and furnishings by Design Group West. It is being offered for $829,995, with a leaseback arrangement available. Seven home designs are available at Firano at Naples ranging from 2,058 square feet to 3,753 air-conditioned square feet. Prices begin in the mid$300,000s. Firano at Naples will include 112 singlefamily homes on approximately 40 acres when completed. Amenities open for residents use include a clubhouse with a community room, catering kitchen, fitness center and media center. Outdoors there is a resort-style pool with sunning decks, a spa and a playground. For more information, call 596-5966 or visit www.FiranoatNaples.com. Tiena model offered for $829,995 in Firano at NaplesSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYBRIEFSREAL ESTATE Booths available for NABOR expoThe Naples Area Board of Realtors 2010 EXPO takes place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. More than 1,200 people attended the 2009 event. The theme for this year is Around The World In 80 Days. Booth space is available now. Register at www.Nabor.com. For more information, call 597-1666 or e-mail Michele@ Nabor.com. Bonita-Estero market remains much the sameThe Bonita Springs-Estero market generally remained the same in all eight areas of monthly evaluation in June. Single-family homes listed dropped from 191 in May to 152 in June. The 20 percent drop is part of an overall reduction in inventory. Single-family home sales topped out at 90 units sold. Condominiums came on the market at the same numbers as in May; 201 units came on the market and 84 units sold. This trend is accounted for as Americans continue to unload non-essential assets such as boats, planes, condos and extra cars. Sales of single-family homes under $200,000 are in a four-month run of averaging the same every month, in the 40-to-50-unit range. Condominiums under $200,000 have sold at a rate of 84 per month for two consecutive months. Condo sales, however, are down from more than 100 unit sales per month during the season. In the $1 million and higher range there has been a considerable drop off. For the first time in 2010, no condos in this price range sold in June, and only three homes sold. Total value of homes sold in Bonita Springs-Estero in 2010 is $37 million. Junes top 10 sales were led by the Brooks and Bonita Bay, with three sales each. The average price of the top 10 was $1,132,200, the lowest top 10 average so far this year. Contributed by Bill Barnes, CEO Bonita Springs-Estero Association of Realtors. Capolino joins Keating AssociatesKelly Capolino has joined Keating Associates Real Estate Professionals at its downtown office on Fifth Avenue South. The firm specializes in luxury single-family homes and condos in Naples, Marco Island and Bonita Springs. Ms. Capolino ranked number 16 out of 5,000 real estate agents with the Naples Board of Realtors in 2009, excluding foreclosure agents. CAPOLINO SEE MORE BRIEFS, B13 COURTESY PHOTO This home in Murano at Miromar Lakes recently sold for $1.6 million.Stock Developments Fly-n-Buy program has been a hit with homebuyers from out of town, producing 50 new home sales for the company over the past few years. Our Fly-n-Buy Program has been an important part of our sales success, says Tim Clark, vice president of sales. It allows homebuyers to fly to Southwest Florida and spend the weekend at Lely Resort or Paseo and have their travel expenses reimbursed at up to $1,000 if they sign a new home contract. In both communities Lely Resort in Naple and Paseo in Fort Myers the amenities complexes are completed and in full use by residents, offering an opportunity for homebuyers to experience the lifestyle. They also have the chance to live in one of Stocks homes and see the quality of construction. I believe the program has been even more effective this year given the concerns of homebuyers, Mr. Clark says. They want to know a homebuilder is financially solid. We are happy to welcome guests into our communities to see the new home construction activity. Through June we have sold 170 new homes at Paseo and Lely Resort and have more than 150 new homes in virtually every residential style under construction. It gives them enormous confidence when they see our success. Both communities have been popular with Canadian buyers, who have made up approximately 25 percent of Stock Developments 170 new home sales in 2010. Stocks Fly-n-Buy Program is one of the reasons why. Both Paseo and Lely Resort have large numbers of Canadian residents, says Mr. Clark. Direct flights from Toronto and Montreal, as well as Detroit and Buffalo, give Canadians easy access to Southwest Florida. He adds the Fly-n-Buy package remains popular through the summer months, allowing prospective homebuyers the chance to visit at a more leisurely pace outside of the busy winter months.Thats the ticketStocks Fly-n-Buy program boosts sales The Grand Palm in The Estates at The Classics at Lely Resort The living room of the Arvanita, a twin villa model in Moorgate at Lely Resort COURTESY PHOTOS The Players Club at Lely ResortSEE FLY, B13
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 15-21, 2010 REAL ESTATE B13 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 100% BETTER239-430-3995 ext. 202MISSION SQUARE 1575 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 16 Naples, FL 34109 FloridaHomeRealtyofNaples.com SURROUND YOURSELF WITH FELLOW PROFESSIONALS $95/MONTH $95/CLOSING Kathy ZornBroker/President THE 100% COMPANY REAL ESTATE BRIEFS We already have almost every weekend booked throughout the summer months, he says. The Fly-n-Buy Program was one of the reasons we registered 37 new home sales in May and June after the traditional end of the winter sales season. Lely Resort and Paseo are the reigning Communities of the Year in Collier and Lee counties, respectively. Paseos 2010 win marked the fourth consecutive year it has won the honor. Stock Developments diversity of new homes includes flats and townhomes, single-family homes and custom-built estate homes. There are more than 100 floor plans with countless upgrade options and elevation choices. Fifty furnished models are open at Lely Resort and Paseo. At Lely Resort, a total of 11 neighborhoods have flats, townhomes, coach homes, twin villas, single-family homes and estate homes priced from the $180,000s. Residents have access to The Players Club & Spa at Lely Resort, and there are three championship golf courses. Paseo offers award-winning flats and town homes in 14 designs, as well as six casita floor plans, with square footage ranging from 1,200 to more than 2,000 and prices beginning gin the $150,000s. The Village Center at Paseo includes a fullservice concierge, a resort-style pool with a gazebo serving refreshments, a bistro, ice-cream parlor, pub, Internet caf, coffee shop, a 4,000-square-foot fitness center, a business center and library, as well as spa services and a 90-seat theater. Stock Development headquarters are at 2647 Professional Circle in Naples. For more information, visit www.stockdevelopment.com. FLYFrom page B9 Existing resale home inventory is a leading indicator in determining the health of a real estate market. Typically, a balanced real estate market is approximately 12 months of inventory. When the economy took a dive a few years ago, inventory skyrocketed as homes sat on the market for long periods of time, leaving many Naples and Bonita Springs neighborhoods with several years worth of resales. Today, however, as sales increase, inventories in many neighborhoods are teetering on the edge of being healthy. At Bay Colony, for example, single-family homes and condominiums have experienced a considerable drop in inventory. This time last year, Bay Colony was reporting 2.5 years worth of singlefamily homes and 2.6 years of condos. Today, the market is close to being balanced, with inventory that is down to just under one year and 1.4 years, respectively. The Colony at Pelican Landing, with 14 current listings and 10 closed sales in the past 12 months, has gone from 11 years worth of single-family homes a year ago to 1.4 years today and 3.1 years of condos in 2009 compared to 1.1 years in 2010. The Vineyards reports 1.1 years of inventory in single-family homes today, compared with 3.1 years in 2009. Similarly, Pelican Bay condos have dropped to 1.2 years, compared with 5.7 years worth in 2009. Savvy buyers taking advantage of the low interest rates and competitive prices continue to absorb Southwest Floridas existing inventory. For example, 267 waterfront properties have sold in the last 12 months in Park Shore, The Moorings and Seagate, versus 161 sales the 12 months prior. Not every community is as fortunate, but throughout Naples and Bonita Springs the majority of neighborhoods are showing a substantial drop in inventory in 2010, which bodes well for Southwest Florida. Contributed by Phil Wood of John R. Wood Realtors, Inc. Robb & Stucky Interiors presents free design seminars in the companys showrooms in Naples and Bonita Springs. Heres whats coming up in Naples at 2777 Tamiami Trail N. Call 2613969 or visit www.RobbStucky.com to reserve a seat: Furniture Layouts for Any Room 11 a.m. Thursday, July 22 Small space, large space, or just a difficultto-design space? No matter the shape, size or number of obstacles in a home, design consultant Susie Petril will help determine the perfect furniture layout for any room in a home. Wallpaper vs. Paint 11 a.m. Thursday, July 29 Design consultants Sheila Doud and Richard Atkin will showcase different types of wallpaper and paint applications and discuss when and where to use each. Heres what coming up in Bonita Springs, where the Robb & Stucky showroom is at 3181 N. Bay Village Court. Reservations are requested, as space is limited. Call 949-3001 or log onto www.RobbStucky.com. Sitting Seaside 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 20 Design consultant Ellen Barroh will share several coastal living design projects, both traditional and nontraditional, and her tips and tricks on how to achieve this chic look. The Perfect Palette 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 27 Design consultant Linda Atwood will discuss how to pick the perfect color palette. Bring paint swatches, fabric and pictures for a personalized seminar experience. Many communities r eport better inventory levelsRobb & Stucky has free seminars
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF JULY 15-21, 2010WEEK at-a-glance Every year, Bill Taylor receives hundreds of plays in the mail submissions from playwrights hoping to win Theatre Conspiracys New Play Contest. Every year, Mr. Taylor, who is the founder and artistic director of the company, and a select group of readers peruse each play and Mr. Taylor declares the winner. This year, hes letting patrons and supporters see what the process is like behind the scenes. On Saturday, July 17, hes throwing a New Play Preview Party at the Foulds Theatre at the Alliance for the Arts. Its a fundraiser for Theatre Conspiracy. For $50, guests will see scenes from the top three plays in the New Play Contest and afterward can ask questions and offer feedback. The evening begins with hors doeuvres at 7 p.m. followed by the readings at 8 p.m. The selections from each play will be presented as staged readings, without costumes and with minimal props and set. The actors will move about the stage, but will have scripts with them. At press time, Mr. Taylor was still deciding on the best scene or scenes to represent each show; whats presented wont necessarily be the beginning of the play. Although the ultimate selection of the winner will remain up to Mr. Taylor, preview partygoers will be asked to vote for their favorite. Theyll also receive a voucher for a ticket to see the winning show when its staged at the Foulds in October. Local actor Mitch Haley came up with the idea of the New Play Preview Party. Twenty-seven instructors from The von Liebig Art Center disprove the old adage that, Those who can, do; those who cant, teach, with an exhibit at the center July 17 through Aug. 28. The von Liebig Art Center Faculty Biennial 2010 includes works in ceramics, drawing, mixed media, painting, photography, prints and sculpture. The center presents the exhibit every two years to showcase the work of the talented teachers who lead classes at The von Liebig throughout the year. The exhibition is also a great platform for these artists to sell their work, says Jack OBrien, the art centers curator. The artists/teachers hail from across the United States and several countries, with many U.S.-born artists influenced from spending years overseas. For example, Phil Calabro attended school in Rome at Accademia de Belle Arti and School of Medalions. Jose Castillo is a native of Puerto Rico whose paintings hang in the Capitol in San Juan. Genie Kell has lived in Italy and Greece. Jane Mjolsness also studied art in Italy. And Renee Rey was born in Japan. Many of the other instructors are also well traveled, drawing inspiration from the landscapes and cultures of the world, in addition to their own creative muse. Mr. OBrien describes several highlights in the 2010 exhibition. Kim Willis continues to develop depth and texture in her solar plate etchings, he says. In her latest work, Composite View, Ms. Willis utilizes numerous solar plates to create one very large print. Mary Parkman Rowe presents her colorful landscapes of Naples in oil on canvas. And Agnes Storys Corkscrew Swamp III is an expansive depiction of the popular attraction she created using cut photographs and specialty papers. The center hosts a preview reception Sneak peek COURTESY PHOTOArtistic Director Bill Taylor with the entries in this years Theatre Conspiracy New Play ContestBY NANCY STETSON ____________________nstetson@ oridaweekly.comSEE PLAYS, C4 SEE ART, C18 Teachers works in the spotlight at The von Liebig New Play Preview Party will give audiences a look at Theatre Conspiracy finalistsSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYCOURTESY PHOTOSweeping Palms at Lowdermilk Park, Mary Parkman Rowe Wheres the beef?You wont find any but you wont miss it, either at the Loving Hut. C23 Lots to loveFlorida Weekly film critic Dan Hudak says Despicable Me is filled with heartwarming fun. C11 Write it downTell us about the funniest, favorite, weirdest or worst summer job youve ever had. C12 Bet your bippyParty for PACE takes a groovy step back in time. C16
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 15-21, 2010 We all know compulsive underwear over-packers, those people who lay in more than a dozen pairs for a weekend trip. Neurotic in the ways of clean undergarments, these are the kind of individuals for whom owning one pair of panties for every day of the week feels like an exercise in scarcity. I know, because Im one of them. Many years ago, I spent a long weekend traveling and realized too late that I had forgotten to pack underwear. I stood at the foot of my hotel bed my first night in the new city, looking at the suitcase open in front of me, realizing with a dawning horror that the panties on my body would be the only pair Id have for the entire weekend. Now, in addition to owning an obscene amount of underwear, Im also cautious around other peoples dirty laundry. Im terrified of running across some alreadyworn pair, of making accidental contact with another persons dirty drawers. When company visits, Im always afraid someone will ask if they can just throw a few things in with my load. Dont even get me started on the Laundromat. Of course, the world beats to an ironic drum, so its unsurprising that I once found myself close and personal with a Menacing underpants leave permanent scars ArtisHENDERSON firstname.lastname@example.org dates dirty duds. He was a boy from one of my college classes, the kind of guy who wore hemp necklaces and liked to bookend sentences with the word man, as in, Man, these are some good nachos, or Nice essay in lit class, man. Midway through a movie date at his apartment, I excused myself to use the restroom. He pointed down a long hallway. Second door on your right, he said, barely looking up from the TV screen. I made my way to the bathroom and fumbled to find the light switch inside. When I finally flipped on the row of bulbs over the mirror, light filled the small bathroom. From atop the toilet in the corner, a worrisome site: a pair of mens briefs winking up at me. They were cotton, the kind that soils easily, with a thick elastic waste band and leg holes that had given over time. Someone my date had splayed them carelessly, in the way people will after theyve stepped out of a pair and into the shower and then forgotten they had them on in the first place. I faced a serious dilemma. By the time I encountered the suspect underpants, my bladder ached and there was no way I could leave that bathroom without using the facilities. I briefly SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS From atop the toilet in the corner, a worrisome site: a pair of mens briefs winking up at me.COURTESY PHOTO considered stepping into the shower. Ultimately, though, I decided I had to remove the undies. I lifted them between my pinched thumb and forefinger, cautious not to inspect the interior, and moved them to the window shelf beside the toilet. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 15-21, 2010 Its perfect, says Mr. Taylor. The New Play Contest is what were known for, its what separates us from the other theater companies, he adds. Its a brilliant idea to get people involved with the contest itself, rather than just the end result. At the party, they can discuss the shows and hear about the shows in full and about the playwrights. And while were allowing people to vote, my vote has a little more sway. It wouldnt be fair to the playwrights to have the audience determine the winner, because theyll only see 20 minutes of each play, and you cant judge an entire play just on that, he explains. Stacks of scripts show up for this contest, says Mr. Haley. He and his wife, Joann, are volunteers and regular performers with Theatre Conspiracy. Mrs. Haley, one of this years contest readers, co-starred in the production of last years winner, Time and Ina Myerhoff, by Alan Brody. The play was a critical hit and an audience favorite, and Mr. Haley says just about everyone who saw it was curious about the selection process and what kinds of works the winner had been up against. Id say, Well, when you open up the first page, and you see it requires 11 live elephants, and is about Hannibal crossing the Alps He laughs. Hes billing Saturday evening as a no-hassle fundraiser that will give people something for their donation. There wont be any raffle tickets or a silent auction, he promises just an interesting evening of entertainment that will also give guests a sense of what goes on behind the scenes of the competition.Between the linesSo what makes a good script? A good script is going to grab you pretty quickly, Mr. Taylor says. If a play takes 40 pages to develop, thats too long although every submission to the New Play Contest is read from start to finish, he says. The story needs to be intriguing or funny, and there needs to be some conflict. Thats what propels stories along, he says. For example, he explains, the two men in The Odd Couple are total opposites, and that gives Neil Simons play its conflict and provides its drama and humor. You need some type of intriguing setup to the show in order to move it forward. Among this years 306 submissions, two themes terrorism and 9/11, and family seemed to recur often, although no prompts were given in the contest guidelines, Mr. Taylor says. Entries came from the U.S., Canada and France, and the playwrights ranged from first-timers to some who have had numerous productions staged. Unlike most new play competitions, Theatre Conspiracys contest welcomes works that have been produced before. To my knowledge, were the only contest in the United States that allows plays that have had up to three productions, Mr. Taylor says. Almost all contests want the world premiere. But to me, thats disposable theater. Where do you get a second production? And a third? When he started the contest in the late 1990s, he, too, wanted to hold a world premiere. But hes not of that mindset anymore. Too often, he explains, the winning playwrights would report back that they couldnt get any other theater companies to mount subsequent productions after the world premiere. I got sick of hearing that and hearing playwrights lament as to how hard it is to get that second and third production, he says. There are a lot of great shows out there that go through that. Thats when I changed my tune, and thats why we changed our guidelines to say that a play could have already been in up to three productions. The plays that are vying for top billing in this years New Play Contest all contain humor, though theyre not necessarily 100 comedy, he says. But in all three I sat there and laughed out loud while reading them, he says. The three plays are all different than each other, but each one is great in its own way. >>What: New Play Preview Party >>When: 7 p.m. reception and 8 p.m. show, Saturday, July 17 >>Where: The Foulds Theatre, 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers >>Cost: $50 >>Info: 936-3239 in the know PLAYSFrom page C1 11 years of winners>> 1999: Petia, by Ray Hamby >> 2000: Domestic Tranquility, by Rich Orloff >> 2001: , by Albi Gorn >> 2002: A Brief Introduction to Modern Astrology: Part One, by D.T. Arcieri >> 2003: Money Matters, by Carole Brendlinger >> 2004: The Frankenstein Summer, by Catherine Bush >> 2005: Signs of Life, by Deborah Brevoort >> 2006: Its Your Funeral, by Karl Tiedemann and Allen Lewis Rickman >> 2007: The Dunes, by Craig Pospisil >> 2008: Maternal Spirits, by James Caputo >> 2009: Time and Ina Meyerhoff, by Alan Brody COURTESY PHOTO Rick Sebastian, standing, and Michael Dunsworth and Joann Haley starred in Time and Ina Myerhoff, the 2009 New Play Contest w inner. And the finalists areSince the March deadline for submissions, Theatre Conspiracy founder and Artistic Director Bill Taylor and a team of readers have culled 306 entries in the 12th annual New Play Contest down to these three finalists. Scenes from each will be presented in staged readings at the New Play Preview Party, a fundraiser for the company on Saturday, July 17. Mr. Taylor gives a hint as to whats in store.Lone Wolves By Philip HallJohn and his daughter, Barbara, are planning a dinner party for his wife and her boyfriend. The daughter, the smartest one in the room, is 16, and is working on a school project about wolves, Mr. Taylor says. Its interesting how the story line of the play intertwines with her project Its a bizarre social dance with the four of them staking out their territory, evading the truth. By the end of the show, the husband puts an end to it all. People can read that any way they want to read it, he says cryptically. Philip Hall is a composer and playwright who lives in Longboat Key, Fla. According to Theatre Conspiracy, his musical for young audiences, The Very First Family, has been presented at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.Cynthias Lament By Paul J. LawrenceCynthia Silver is a successful romance novelist. Shes a woman who seems to have it all, says Mr. Taylor. She even has a penis. Shes actually a man. Hes writing under the nom de plume of Cynthia Silver. Only the people closest to the writer know his true identity his agent, his assistant, his butler, his ex-wife and his son. Hell dress up in an evening gown and be Cynthia, then he comes back and hes himself, Mr. Taylor says. But hes gotten sick and tired of being Cynthia. Hes done writing romance novels. He wants to do something serious in literature. The play is about him trying to work his way out of being a female romance novelist. Paul Lawrence lives in Rumford, R.I., and writes for both the stage and screen. Cynthias Lament was a finalist at the Sienna College International Playwriting Contest and the First Flight Theatre New Play Contest. Elsewhere By Adam SzymkowiczCelia is an agoraphobic. Because she doesnt want to leave the house, her only human contact is via the phone when she orders something and then with Teddy, the deliveryman who brings what shes ordered to her house. One day, Celia invites Teddy to dinner. He accepts. Over dinner, she invites him to live with her, and again he says yes. But then Celias sister shows up and gets in the way of her plans, Mr. Taylor says. Its a dark comedy. Adam Szymkowicz graduated from The Juilliard Schools Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program and received his playwriting MFA from Columbia University. His work has been produced throughout the U.S. and in Canada, England, the Netherlands and Lithuania. He lives in Colchester, Conn. Mr. Taylor plans to announce the winner of the Theatre Conspiracys 2010 New Play Contest at the end of the evening July 17. Nancy Stetson
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 15-21, 2010 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO This weeks theater Annie By The Naples Players through Aug. 1 at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org. Cinderella Through July 31 at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers. 2784422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com. Dinner Show By Naples City Improv at 6:30 p.m. July 24 and Aug. 7 and 21 at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits, 2700 Immokalee Road. Reservations: 431-7928. Footloose Through July 25 at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers. 2784422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com. Thursday, July 15 Doggie Stroll The Naples Botanical Garden welcomes canines and their companions from 9-11 a.m. Free for Garden members, $4.95 for others. 643-7275 or www.naplesgarden.org. Funny Guy Comedian Billy Gardell performs tonight through Saturday at the Off The Hook Comedy Club on Marco Island. 389-6900. Island Tunes The Art League of Bonita Springs Live at the Promenade! features island sounds with John Frinzi and John Patti from 7-9 p.m. at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. $15 members/$20 non-members. 495-8989. Fashion Sense Stylist and wardrobe consultant Barbara King presents What to Wear Anywhere! from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Bala Vinyasa Yoga Studio. Free. 6200 Trail Blvd. 598-1938. Music and More Its Third Thursday on Third Street South, with live music and more entertainment from 6-9 p.m. 434-6533. Jazz Jam Jebrys Jazz Jam happens this evening at Capri: A Taste of Italy, 11140 Tamiami Trail. 594-3500. More Jazz Freds Food, Fun & Spirits presents the Expandable Jazz Band with Bob Zottola, Stu Shelton and John Lamb, from 6-8:30 p.m. 431-7928. Open Mic Naples Flatbread & Wine Bar in Miromar Outlets and on Naples Boulevard welcome singers and songwriters for open mic night from 6:309:30 p.m. www.naplesflatbread.com. Quiz Night Its trivia time beginning at 8:30 p.m. at The English Pub on Linwood Avenue. 775-3727 or www. naplesenglishpub.com. Friday, July 16 Bluegrass Tunes Monroe Station plays at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits, 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928 or www. fredsdiner.com. Saturday, July 17 Story Time Summer Story Time takes place from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Childrens Garden at the Naples Botanical Garden. 643-7275 or www.naplesgarden.org. Classic Flick My Favorite Brunette, the 1947 film starring Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour, begins at 1 p.m. at the Collier County Museum, 3301 Tamiami Trail E. Free. 252-8476 or www.colliermuseums.com. Solid Gold Barry Newman performs Memories of Gold, featuring hits from the s and s, at noon at the Big Cypress Dinner Theater in the Big Cypress Marketplace. $25 for lunch and the show. 774-1690 or www.bigcypressmarketplace.com. Beauty Event Makeup Madness starts at 11 a.m. at Nancy Joseph Makeup Studio, 4949 Tamiami Trail N. $20 per person. 643-5477. Food Bank Benefit Multiple bands will perform in a benefit concert for the Harry Chapin Food Bank beginning at 2:15 p.m. at Valeries Lounge on Fort Myers Beach. Admission is five nonperishable food items or a $5 donation. 17264 San Carlos Blvd. 834-9132. Jazz Tunes The Naples Jazzmasters perform from 2-4 p.m. at the Norris Community Center. 213-3058. House of Blues Charlies House of Blues performs from 7-10 p.m. at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits. Bring your dancing shoes. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928 or www.fredsdiner.com. Free Concert Gulf Coast Town Center presents Riverside Blues performing from 8-10 p.m. in Market Plaza. Donations will be accepted for the Calusa Nature Centers efforts to help birds that are victims of the gulf oil spill. 267-0783 or gulfcoasttowncenter.com Its Your Move The Southwest Florida Chess Club invites players of all ages and abilities, club members and guests, to gather at Books-A-Million at Mercato anytime between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. 898-0458 or e-mail swflchess@ yahoo.com. Sunday, July 18 Summer Films FGCUs Renaissance Academy presents summer foreign films from 1-4 p.m. Sundays at the Naples Center, 1011 Fifth Ave. S. Admission is $4 for RA members and $5 for others. Today: Bus 174. July 25: Rashomon. 425-3272 or e-mail email@example.com. Reservations required. Call 239-321-7430 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tu e e s d d a a y y J u l l y 2 0 0 t t h a a t t 6 p m m Le a a r n a b b o o o u u t t t h h e l a a t t e e s s t d d i s s c o v v e r i i e s in E E g g y p p t t a a a n d d K K i n n g g T T u t t f i n n d d i n g g s An Evening with an Egyptologist Ex p pl o or r e An n n c ci e n t t E g y yp t t t wi i th h : Ancient Egypt and Us $39*Introductory 1-Hour Massage Session BARBECUE IS WHAT WE DO LET US DO IT FOR YOU!In Lee & Collier Counties Call our Catering Manager at (239) 209-0940 Catering Services from 25 5,000 www.ribcity.com 0 0 0 0 Our Award Winning Baby Back Ribs, Chicken, Pork and Beef accompanied by our homemade Cole Slaw and Baked Beans can be brought to your event by our mobile char-grill.
WEEK OF JULY 15-21, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Biker Event The Shell Factory and Nature Park in North Fort Myers celebrates Hawgs & Dawgs from 2-9 p.m. every Sunday. Enjoy live entertainment by Daniel Cook and a special menu at The Swamp Bar, which also caters to fourlegged friends. 995-2141, ext. 117. Monday, July 19 Jazz Tunes Jebrys Jazz Jam session is set for 5-8 p.m. every Monday at the Island Pub, 600 Neapolitan Way. 262-2500. Its All Small Stuff Trivia Night at The Pub at Mercato begins at 7:30 p.m. 594-9400. Tuesday, July 20 Motown Tunes Freds Food, Fun & Spirits celebrates the music of Motown from 6-9 p.m. with Omar Baker performing favorites from the s, s and s. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. Free Film Jonah: A Veggie Tales Movie starts at 10 a.m. at Hollywood Stadium 20-Naples. Free tickets, first-come, first-served. 597-4252. Pet Party Every Tuesday is Yappy Hour at The Dock at Crayton Cove from 4:30-6 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 at 8:30 p.m. in Market Plaza. Tonight: Astro Boy. Bring the Team Team Trivia competition begins at 9 p.m. at Boston Beer Garden. 2396 Immokalee Road. 596-2337. Wednesday, July 21 Free Flick The Spy Next Door starts at 10 a.m. at the Hollywood Stadium 20-Naples. Free tickets, first-come, firstserved. 597-4252. Steppin Out Vergina on Fifth Avenue South holds its weekly Dancing under the Stars summer dance contest at 8 p.m. The contest finals are Nov 17. 6597008 or www.verginarestaurant.com. Song Night Its singer/songwriter night from 7-11 p.m. at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits, 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928 or www.fredsdiner.com. The Cove Collier County Friends of the Library present a free screening of the Academy Award-winning documentary, The Cove, at 2 p.m. at Headquarters Library and at 2 p.m. July 22 at Naples Regional Library. 593-0177 or 263-7768. Live Concert Germain Arena presents Carnival of Madness, featuring Shinedown, Chevelle, Puddle of Mudd, Sevendust and 10 Years beginning at 5 p.m. www.germainarena.com or (800) 745-3000. Upcoming events Art Evening The Art League of Bonita Springs hosts Art Walk at the Promenade from 5-7 p.m. July 22. Listen to music, enjoy the art demonstrations and visit the merchants. 495-8989. Art Party The opening reception for All About Color 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. Summer Jazz The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club hosts Summer Jazz with Late Night Brass from 7-10 p.m. July 24. The concert is free and a free trolley from Lowdermilk Park is available. 261-2222. 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., Fort Myers. 772-5399 or Jcampb4244@aol.com.Seussical the Musical plays at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers July 29-Aug.15. Pet Benefit A Spay-Ghetti Dinner is set for 5-8 p.m. July 27 at the Humane Society Naples. Enjoy a pasta dinner catered by Carrabbas. $25 per person, $50 a couple and $75 for family of four. Proceeds benefit the societys Spay Neuter Assistance Program. 643-1880, ext. 18. Musical Seuss Seussical the Musical is performed at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers, July 29-Aug. 15. 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com. Send calendar listings to email@example.com.
C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 15-21, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 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 Like a good stew, this weeks column contains a little of this, a little of that. Familiar faceIm probably one of the last people on the planet who hadnt seen The Blind Side. Starring Academy Awardwinning actress Sandra Bullock, its the real-life story of Michael Oher (now offensive tackle for the Baltimore Ravens) and how, when he was a young man, he was taken in and raised by a wealthy white family in the South. Friends recommended it, but I didnt catch it at the movies. So I rented it the other night. While watching it I, was shocked to see a familiar face on the screen. It was Tom Nowicki, with long red hair and white goatee, portraying a literature teacher who might not give Michael a passing grade. Those of you who see shows at the Florida Repertory Theatre have likely seem Mr. Nowicki on stage he played an obnoxious artist in The Art of Murder, and this past season, in Opus, he was a member of the string quartet who was fighting cancer (and who provided the plays explosive climax). I didnt know he was in The Blind Side, and it was a pleasant shock to see him. (He does, by the way, have a scene with Ms. Bullock, toward the end of the movie.) Balanchine ballerinaA couple of Sundays ago, on June 27, the Arts & Leisure section of The New York Times devoted a substantial article to New York City Ballet star Darci Kistler, whos retiring after 30 years with the company. If you didnt see it, check it out. The story, written by Gina Kourlas, was the main feature on the front (above an article about Scissor Sisters and their third album to come). It continued inside the section, filling an entire page. Ms. Kistler is the last ballerina hired and trained by George Balanchine. According to the article, which called her one of New York ballet worlds last stars, she was scheduled to dance a farewell program at Lincoln Center that Sunday. The piece went on to discuss her training with Mr. Balanchine and how she visited him on his deathbed in the hospital. It also contained this wonderful quote from Rudolf Nureyev who, upon seeing Ms. Kistler dance at age 17, said: Theres that devil inside. She already knows how to move to make everybody watch. Ms. Kistler is on the faculty of the School of American Ballet, which is affiliated with the New York City Ballet. In 1993, she starred as the Sugarplum Fairy in the film production of the New York City Ballets George Balanchines The Nutcracker. Locals have seen her dance annually at Bravo! Ballet, a fundraiser held every March in Fort Myers to benefit Gulfshore Ballet, a nonprofit classical ballet school. Cars on a spindleI was saddened to learn belatedly of the death of sculptor Dustin Shuler on May 4. He was 61. If you visited Sarasota in 2007, you may have seen his temporary installation, Dance, in which a dozen cars stood on end, paired off like dancing couples, leaning against each other. If you were in the Chicagoland area before 2008, or if youve seen the movie Waynes World, you might be familiar with Spindle, Mr. Shulers 60-ton piece consisting of eight cars impaled on a 50-foot-tall spindle. Sometimes called a car kabob, it was commissioned for the Cermak Plaza Shopping Center in Berwyn, Ill., by the plazas owner, David Bermant. (Mr. Bermant also donated his BMW for the piece. It is the second car from the top, underneath a red 1967 Volkswagen Beetle.) Spindle was quite controversial. Berwyn is a very blue-collar city; some called the sculpture junk, a scrap heap, while others praised it. (Of course, people complained when the Picasso sculpture was installed in the city of Chicago.) The work put Berwyn on the map. ARTS COMMENTARY Ballerinas, cars and familiar faces a t t h b t NancySTETSON firstname.lastname@example.org m at Lincoln Center on to d iscuss h er r Balanchine and m o n hi s d e ath al It a l so conrf ul qu ote f rom h o, upon seeing at a ge 17, said: v i l insi d e S h e w to move to w atc h n the f acult y o f e rican Ballet, which t he New York Ci ty e starre d as t h e n the f ilm pr o w York City B a l anc h ines e n he r d an ce Ballet, a f undM arch in Fort My ers r e Ballet, a nonprofit o o l d l e o l e ar n b e l a tof scu lp tor M a y 4. He was a rasota in 2007, you s te mp orar y insta l wh ic h a o n end n cing ga inst n the be f ore u ve seen n es Wor ld you w ith Sp indle, Mr. i ece consisting o f d on a 50f oot-tall s called a car o mmi ser ma k e nter y the avi d r mant BM W fo r th e o nd car f rom the r ed 1967 Volkswaqu ite controverery blue-collar city; u l pt ure ju nk, a scra p rs praised it. (O f m pl aine d w h en t h e w as installed in the erwyn on the map Spindle was featured on the cover of Oddball Illinois: A Guide to Some Really Strange Places and also featured in a Zippy the Pinhead comic strip. Unfortunately, it was dismantled a couple of years ago to make room for a Walgreens drugstore with a driveup window. Mr. Shuler also had another work of art on display at the shopping center: Pinto Pelt, which shows the flattened yellow exterior of a Pinto spread out on a wall, like the pelt of an animal. His other work included The Sea Bee, which showed the bow of a ship listing at a 75-degree angle, looking as if it were rising up from or sinking into a Massachusetts parking lot, and Pinned Butterfly, in which he attached a 700-pound Cessna 150 to the outside of the American Hotel in Los Angeles. His Death of an Era was a performance piece; he dropped a 20-foot steel nail (from 100 feet above), impaling a 1959 Cadillac. This happened on the campus of California State University, Dominguez Hills. Edison ideasIn Fort Myers, Thomas Edison is worshipped almost as much as the sun. Idolizers might want to check out the July 5 issue of Time magazine (still on newsstands), with an illustration of Mr. Edison on the cover holding a glowing light bulb. Theres a 13-page special section about him inside. The subtitle on Bryan Walshs article reads: Thomas Edison helped create the American way of innovation but today the U.S. is in danger of losing its pre-eminence in science and technology. I was intrigued by a photograph of a page from Mr. Edisons idea book, in which the inventor listed things doing and to be done. While the rest of us have to-do lists with things like fold laundry and buy groceries, Mr. Edison listed things such as cotton picker, new standard phonograph and duplicating phono cylinders on his.
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 15-21, 2010 C9 YOUTH NEWS fifth avenue southThe Inn on Fifth.authenticallynaples. distinctivelydowntown.699 fifth avenue south naples, florida 34102 888.403.8778 innonfifth.comstaycenteredAnd luxuriate in an inviting and welcoming boutique hotel in the heart of Downtown Naples. With 87 elegantly appointed rooms & suites, an intimate spa, inspired dining at Trulucks, lively McCabes Irish Pub, and just steps from everywhere you want to be. Florida resident rates start as low as $109*in the summer.*Some restrictions apply. PUZZLE ANSWERS The 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. A live casting call will also take place at the Robb & Stucky showroom 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 live casting call at Robb & Stucky will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pre-registration is not necessary. For more information, visit the websites above or call Cmon at 514-0084. Aspiring TV anchors encouraged to audition for museum videoGolden Gate grad honored for her community serviceKaytlynn Peterson, a 2010 graduate of Golden Gate High School, has been named the recipient of this years Young Women in Public Affairs Award from the Zonta Club of Naples. Ms. Peterson received a $1,000 award from the club, and her application has been forwarded to the Zonta District 11 YWPA committee for consideration. At the local level, the Zonta award is made every year in memory of Eleanor Freeman, a charter member when the club was founded in 1973. Ms. Peterson has demonstrated her commitment to community service and womens issues as secretary of her schools Key Club, team captain of Environthon, mentor with Big Brothers/Big Sisters and a participant in the Model United Nations program. She has contributed to local canal cleanups, raised funds, cooked and served Thanksgiving dinner at Grace Place and helped with the Light The Night Walk sponsored by the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society. She also participated in National Public Radios World Have Your Say program, talking with people around the globe about a variety of issues, including womens rights in Afghanistan. She will attend Florida State University in the fall, where she will major in international relations. Community chorus awards three music scholarshipsVoices of Naples awarded three scholarships to high school graduates who plan to study vocal music in college this fall. The first-place award of $1,500 went to Lauren Elizabeth Davis, a graduate of Cypress Lake High School Center for the Arts in Fort Myers. She plans to major in music performance, music education and conducting at Stetson University. Second-place awards of $750 each were given to Kiamariz Rosado and Shermana Winkler. Ms. Rosado graduated from Palmetto Ridge High School and will major in music performance at the Florida Gulf Coast University Bower School of Music. Ms. Winkler is a recent graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Mich., where she majored in voice. Young violinist earns scholarshipMacky Hayes, a rising sophomore at Barron Collier High School, is one of only 45 Emerson Scholars who received a full scholarship to Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan this summer. Ms. Hayes is a three-time concerto winner and co-concertmaster with the Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and takes private violin lessons from Anton Sikuta. Her parents are Karen and T.M. Hayes. PETERSON
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 15-21, 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 THE MOTHER LODE By Linda ThistleSponsored By: Moderate Challenging Expert Puzzle Difficulty this week: CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A change of mind might once again turn out to be a good thing. True, most of your co-workers might not like the delay, but as before, they might appreciate what follows from it. LEO (July 23 to August 22) You revel in golden opportunities this week. One cautionary note, though: Be careful to separate the gold from the glitter before you make a choice. Someone you trust can help. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Marriage is important this week, as are other partnerships. Dont let yourself be overwhelmed by sentiment. Instead, try to steer a path between emotion and common sense. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Dealing with someone who has let you down is never easy. But the sooner youre able to clear up this problem, the sooner other problems can be successfully handled. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A friend who is willing to bend the rules to gain an advantage for both of you is no friend. Reject the offer and stay on your usual straight and narrow path. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) After all the effort youve been putting in both on the job and for friends and family, its a good time to indulge your own needs. The weekend could bring a pleasant surprise. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) You might want to do something new this weekend. Close your eyes and imagine what it could be, and then do it, or come up with the closest practical alternative. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Your good deeds bring you the appreciation you so well deserve. But, once again, be careful of those who might want to exploit your generous nature for their own purposes. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Trolling for compliments isnt necessary. You earned them, and youll get them. Concentrate this week on moving ahead into the next phase of your program. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A bit of Arian contrariness could be keeping you from getting all the facts. Turn it off, and tune in to what you need to hear. It could make all the difference this week. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Getting an answer to a vital question involving financial matters might take longer than youd expected. A new factor might have to be dealt with before anything can move forward. Be patient. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Use your good sense to see what might really be driving a colleagues workplace agenda. What you learn could lead to a new way of handling some old problems.BORN THIS WEEK: Meeting new people usually means youre making new friends. People want to be reflected in your shining light.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 15-21, 2010 C11 The Girl Who Played With Fire (Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Lena Endre) Framed for three murders she didnt commit, Lisbeth (Ms. Rapace) tries to clear her name as Mikael (Nyqvist) helps her from afar. The sequel to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo keeps the energy and suspense high, and Lisbeths story continues to fascinate as we learn more about her past. The third film in Swedish author Stieg Larssons Millenium trilogy, The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest, is scheduled for release in October. Rated R. The Last Airbender (Dev Patel, Noah Ringer, Nicola Peltz) For years, people with the ability to manipulate earth, air, fire and water have lived in harmony. But with the Fire Nation now waging war against the others, people look to the Avatar (Mr. Ringer) the only one who can bend all four elements for help. Written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan and based on the Nickelodeon series, this is a dark, dreary childrens film thats poorly acted and clumsily plotted. And this is the worst 3-D youll ever see. Fitting that it comes with one of the worst movies of the year. Rated PG.Grown Ups (Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Kevin James) After their old basketball coach dies, five friends (Sandler, Rock, James, Rob Schneider and David Spade) reunite with their families over July 4th weekend. Theres no story, and the five comedians are only occasionally amusing as they constantly try to top one another with one-liners. Rated PG-13. CAPSULES REVIEWED BY DAN HUDAKwww.hudakonhollywood.com ............In a welcome change, the 3-D in Despicable Me looks great. Even better, the animated story is a cute and charming heart warmer that has some sly adult references (including a very subtle one to The Godfather) and enough playful antics to keep kids entertained. Gru (Steve Carell) fancies himself the worlds number one super villain. But when an up-and-coming villain named Vector (Jason Segel) steals the Great Pyramid of Giza, Gru meets his match. Sure, Gru and his little yellow Minions have stolen stuff like the jumbo TV screen in Times Square, but in order to top Vector he looks beyond the planet for his answer: the moon. Unfortunately, Vector has stolen the shrink ray Gru needs to steal the moon, and Vectors home is so well protected that Gru cant even get close. Inspiration, however, strikes in the unlikeliest of places. When Gru sees three little girls (Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier and Elsie Fisher) selling cookies and walking through Vectors front door, he adopts the girls and uses them to get to Vector. Directors Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud dont tell a very original story, but they do tell one that knows its audience and entertains it immensely. Two aerial action sequences are nicely done, and a 3-D roller coaster scene makes you feel like youre along for the ride. The boys (ages 7 and 9) who joined me for the movie especially liked the Minions. Throw in standard pratfalls and other physical comedy hi-jinks and you have a movie the whole family can enjoy. The 3-D looks sharp and often has a clear foreground, middle ground and background, which means it actually has three discernible dimensions to enjoy. As a trend, it seems the 3-D in computer-generated animated movies (How To Train Your Dragon) is notably more impressive than live action films (the calamitous The Last Airbender). Even Toy Story 3, which did not thrill me with its 3-D, looked better than any live action 3-D product weve seen. Note: James Camerons Avatar might have felt like live action, but dont forget Pandora was created inside a computer. With 3-D here to stay for a while, heres my advice: If its animated and the word on the street says the movie is as fun and as sweet as Despicable Me, pay the extra money and watch it in 3-D. If its live action, dont pay for 3-D under any circumstances. Doing so would be despicable. 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.LATEST FILMS Despicable MeIs it worth $14 (3-D)? Yes Is it worth $10? Yes >> In setting perhaps the worst precedent in the history of movie-going, the Best Buy Movie Mode app, which works on iPhone, Android and BlackBerry phones, will translate what the Peepslooking Minions say over the nal credits. Your phone has to be on (and set to silent!) during the lm for it to work, but allegedly the app disables your ring and discourages texting. Allegedly.did you know? danHUDAK l www.hudakonhollywood.com
C12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 15-21, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Staying up all night, for your pleasure...The French Bread Oven Team Special Events Special Orders Holidays BAKERY COFFEE BREAKFAST Bha!Bha!A Persian Bistro (239) 594-5557 FLORIDA WEEKLY WRITING CHALLENGE Lois looked over at the couple next to her. They were under a shared beach umbrella, each reading a section of The Palm City News. The headline for Saturday, July 3, 2010, she recalled, was something about the oil spill not coming to their Southwest Florida beaches. Someone was going to have to do something. Lois was having trouble lately concentrating on news stories that, she felt, went on for too long. Her friend Sheila was walking along the shore, the gulf waters rushing over her bare feet. Sheila kicked her feet against the waves and looked up at Lois and waved. Lois had complained to her husband that it was just an act. Her la-de-da act. Sheila always has to act as if she was having a wonderful time. Lois wished now that she had gone golfing with their husbands.Lois was unable to count the many quirks in Sheilas personality that drove her crazy. She shifted in her chair. Was Sheila some kind of a neurotic? More of a goof than a neurotic. Lois leaned back and rested her arm across her closed eyes. First of all, it bothered her that Sheila would just help herself to other peoples thoughts and comments, and later repeat them as her own. Something I said to her, Lois had told her husband, and like a complete goof she says it to somebody else. And right in front of me.Lois supposed her husband had been right when hed suggested that Sheila was more like a relative than a friend. What can you do? Even a word or fact you might use in a clever way, Lois had told her husband, Sheila would just parrot. Lois leaned forward in her chair. She pushed her heels into the sand. Sheila had stopped to talk to a young couple. That poor young couple. Theyre Sheilas victims now. Theyre from up north, Lois decided. Sheila can tell them everything she thinks she knows about Florida, the beaches, the shells, the wading birds. And really, shed told her husband, so much of what she tries to teach people is just wrong. A wanna-be teacher. Shes just waiting for you to shut up so she can tell you something. She offers absolutely nothing to advance the conversation. Thats really what it is, Lois now told herself. She was anxious to share that with her husband. Sheila corrects your slightest misstatement. Her only contribution is to pounce on what the other person has said, correcting their pronunciation and grammar. God! Another thing, Lois had complained, was Sheilas self-congratulatory cackle. Oh yes, Lois felt, a definite cackle. Every time she tells you any kind of story or anecdote, its always her against someone else. And guess what? The other person is a hapless jerk and Sheila wins again! Ha, ha, hee, hee. Cackle, cackle. Her whole life is some kind of meaningless contest. Standing in line at the grocery store. Having a conversation with the lawn guy. And the most feeble excuses when the big things dont turn out To Advance the ConversationBY GEORGE COOK, FORT MYERS ___________________________ Now, we want to hear some true stories (how you decide to embellish them is your business). Tell us about your craziest, most fun, most disgusting or most rewarding summer job. There is no suggested word count for this writing challenge. Feel free to include a photo if you have one. E-mail your story to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will print the best ones in the weeks to come. Florida Weekly asked readers to tell us stories using the photo seen here as a starting point for the creative process. This weeks photo Your summer jobsexactly as they might have. She didnt finish college, she claimed, because her professors werent really that interested in teaching her. Can you imagine? Well, her husband had told her, she means well Shes afraid people will think shes missed out on things. Shes afraid people will think shes unhappy and that she has regrets, hed told her. Lois stood up and pulled at the edge of her bathing suit. She watched Sheila coming toward her across the sand. She reminded Lois of a child, so excited, so happy to see you. UPCOMING KEY WEST EVENTS GETTING THERE IS HALF THE FUN www.seakeywestexpress.com*Round trip required. Minimum 8 day advance pre-purchased ticket, non-refundable, no cash value, cannot be combined with other offers. Excludes weekend fee. Expires 08/31/2010 $56*SUMMER SAVINGS*Round Trip RequiredEACH WAY 07/15 : Mel Fisher Days07/20 : 30th Annual Hemingway Days07/21 : Drambuie Key West Marlin Tournament07/28 : MINI Lobster Season Its never to early to book your trip to 1-800-593-7259Depart from Marco Island at Rose Marco River Marina
WEEK OF JULY 15-21, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C13 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com 550 Port-O-Call Way | Naples, FL 34102Call (239) 649-2275 for reservations.www.NaplesPrincessCruises.comSummer Concert SeriesPresented Aboard TheThe Best of the 50s, 60s & 70s Joe Marino Vocal & Guitar Sounds of Ron Rutz Sounds of Sinatra Tony AvalonAugust 3rd 7:00 9:00 pm August 17th 6:45 8:45 pm July 20th 7:00 9:00 pm September 7th 6:15 8:15 pm September 14th 6:15 8:15 pm August 24th 6:30 8:30 pm September 21st 6:00 8:00 pm Grab your dancing shoes and get ready to boogie! FLORIDA WRITERS Chris Kuzneski offers thriller-lovers blissRemember the Bill Cosby / Robert Culp I Spy television series? Well, Chris Kuzneski has raised the ante for black/ white dynamic duos with his perfectly paired team of David Jones and Jonathan Payne. Friends since they were linked in military service as Special Forces operatives, Payne and Jones have an assortment of combat skills that will amaze readers. They also have complimentary personalities that allow them to engage in endless and humorous bickering and bantering. They are competitive, but ultimately they are wedded to one another as loyal comrades in arms. The case that finds them in The Prophecy, available on July 8, brings a young woman to Pittsburg who enlists their aid to unscramble and interpret a coded document that has mysteriously come her way. She finds them at a charity event, where business tycoon Payne is the featured speaker. Before long, the woman is murdered and Payne and Jones, who runs a detective agency, find themselves hunted by skilled thugs who would seem to be after that document. Mr. Kuzneski skillfully develops the novels plot across time and space, beginning with a prologue in which the historical Nostradamus, living at Salon-deProvence, France, seals a letter and several other documents in a wooden box, which he delivers, with instructions, to his lawyer. He dies soon after. The year is 1566 (a number to be reckoned with later in the novel). Readers learn that this mysterious man set up a trust fund to secure the secrets the box contains for centuries to come. Then it is revealed that in present-day Geneva, a gentleman named Louis Keller is about to be released from responsibilities to a trust fund that had been a family obligation for generations. However, he needs to follow instructions secured in a Credit Suisse safe deposit box. With these teasers, Mr. Kusneski allows us to assume that the mysterious coded letter is connected, through Keller and his family, back to the legendary Nostradamus. But what are the secrets it holds or leads to? What are those secrets worth? To what end will people go to obtain them? Or is it merely the collectors value of antique documents that has made the woman with the letter a target and then Payne and Jones? The partners pursuit of the answers, largely a series of defensive moves to BY PHILIP K. JASONSpecial to Florida Weekly The Prophecy, by Chris Kuzneski. Putnam. 384 pages. $25.95. protect their own lives, leads them to Philadelphia, Belgium, and Switzerland. Readers know early on that the arch-villain is Franois Dubois, a crime lord with exquisite taste who is also an obsessive rare book and manuscript collector. Dubois is a man of enormous cruelty and wealth who has developed the means to fulfill his every desire. Eventually, our heroes will meet him in Bruges, but along the way they will touch many European bases and call upon the assistance of several intriguing individuals. These include Petr Ulster, director of the Ulster Archives in Ksendorf, Switzerland, whose expertise on antique documents is needed; Pentagon technology expert Randy Raskin; and Interpol agent Nick Dial. And how about this? The woman who was murdered was not the intended recipient of the coded letter. Rather, she had been holding mail for her neighbor, Megan Moore, to whom it was addressed, and attempted to take advantage of the mysterious envelope. Once the curvaceous Ms. Moore enters the story, Chris Kuzneski adds another powerful ingredient to the play of personalities. Fast-paced with crisply etched settings, heart-pounding violence, and historical resonance, The Prophesy is a thrillerlovers bliss. Already released in the United Kingdom, where Mr. Kuzneskis fan base is larger, The Prophecy follows the authors successes with Sign of the Cross, Sword of God, The Plantation, and The Lost Throne. A transplanted Pennsylvanian, Chris Kuzneski now makes his home in Tampa. 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C16 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 15-21, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com 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 PACE Center for Girls, Collier at Immokalee, presents Sock It To Me, an ultra-hip trip back through the s master-minded by New York City event producer Michael Biondo, on Saturday evening, July 24, at the Collection at Vanderbilt. Volunteers have been working for months to transform 8,000 square feet in the center into a Warhol-esque factorystyle party site. Guests will be greeted by a Pan-Am flight crew and escorted to a retro boutique stocked with groovy clothing and accessories for the evening. The evenings signature cocktail, the Sock-ItTini and other premium cocktails will be served in the main lounge while music of the decade fills the air. VIP guests will have entre to a number of exclusive theme rooms, including the Jacqueline Kennedy White House Suite, where Mrs. Kennedy will be the hostess; the Beatnik Caf, featuring an artist creating a work of art that will be auctioned at the evenings end; the Valley of the Dolls Lounge; and the Flower Power Garden. The iconic Laugh-In joke wall has been recreated center stage as a backdrop for the night.Sock It To Me for PACE is Mr. Biondos first charity event in Naples. He has worked with celebrity and private clientele and has been featured in a number of national and international publications and television. Other event contributors and sponsors include Bank of Naples, Toeds, daas Gallery, Collection at Vanderbilt, Artistic Science, R&R Construction, Brochure Factory, CaterMasters, Lowes, Emack & Bolios, Merle Norman Cosmetic Studios, Masquerade, Vox Now Studios, Auctions Neapolitan & Gallery, Habitat for Humanity, Expression of Art, Fauxtastic Dreamscapes LLC, Alfa Media, Lifestyle Family Fitness, Matthew Duignan Paperhanging, Inc, United Rentals, Taylor Rentals, Avow Hospice and Jennifer Ziegelmaier Photography.Tickets are $150 per person. For more information and reservations, call Jacqueline Buyze at 404-6926, Martha Bibby at 293-4518 or Danielle Taylor-Fagan at 3779864, or visit www.pacesockittome.com.PACE Center for Girls, Collier at Immokalee, is a prevention program that gives at-risk girls and young women an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy. Youll bet your bippy at PACE party COURTESY PHOTOSThe Laugh In joke wall The Beatnik Cafe The Jacqueline Kennedy White House Suite
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 15-21, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C17 Early Bird$19 from 11:30am to 6pmLate Bird$24 from 6pm to close (three courses)300 FIFTH AVE. S. NAPLES, FLORIDA 239.262.4044 2 for 1 2 for 1 Join us for Happy Hour (on selected drinks) Every day from 4 to 6 Bar Only complimentary buffet & LIVE MUSIC A TASTE OF Elegance WWW.NAPLES.BICEGROUP.COM50% OFF BOTTLES OF WINE(under $120 only) Available Lunch Daily Available Dinner Mon-ThursLUNCH SPECIALS$9 Sandwiches with free salad and french friesLIVE MUSIC FROM 4PM TO 6PM TO GO MENU GET 10% OFFJOIN OUR MAILING LIST TO GET DISCOUNTS AND SPECIAL OFFERS Country Club Attire Required Go to an antique show and you might see a pie safe, jelly cupboard or sugar chest. But most beginning collectors would call each a cupboard or chest with no idea how the furniture was originally used. A pie safe, also called a kitchen safe, is easy to identify. It is a rectangular cupboard, usually with two doors that have pierced tin panels. Pies and other food items were safe behind the metal doors and kept fresh because air could circulate through the pierced holes. A jelly cupboard is a Midwestern term for a two-drawer, two-door kitchen cupboard used for storage. In all other parts of the country, it is known as a cupboard. A sugar chest looks like a large storage chest on feet. It has a lift lid and a lock. It is a Southern piece of furniture used to store sugar and was not used in other parts of the country. The inside was divided into sections one for brown sugar, the other for more expensive white sugar. It was locked because sugar was expensive. See if you can identify some of these outdated pieces of furniture on your next visit to a show or flea market. They still are popular with collectors, who often use them to store clothes. Ms. Kovel answers your questions: Q: My mother left me an 8-inch-high jardiniere she told me was in Rosevilles Cherry Blossom pattern. Its brown with a tan trellis around the bottom and white floral vines around the top. The trouble is that its not marked except with a crayoned number. Could it really have been made by Roseville? I know its at least 60 years old. A: You can believe your mother. Roseville Pottery introduced its Cherry Blossom pattern in 1933. Pieces were brown and tan, like yours, or green and pink. Cherry Blossom pieces were marked with only a foil label -and by now most of those labels have been lost. Some pieces, like yours, had handcrayoned shape numbers on the bottom. An 8-inch Cherry Blossom jardiniere in excellent condition can sell for more than $500. Q: My rectangular clock has a round face and rows of numbers, 1 through 80, below the face. There is a peg below each number. More numbers are in lower rows, but each has a post that is wired to the clock. What was it for? A: It sounds like an early employee time clock. Clocking-in clocks were invented in 1885. Each employee had a numbered key and would put it in the hole on the front of the clock. The key number was recorded with the employees arrival time on a paper tape. This sort of clock is interesting but does not sell well at an average shop. It is of interest to someone looking for industrial machines. Most clock buyers want a decorative clock for the front hall. Q: My grandparents gave me their large set of Occupied Japan china, including 12 place settings, a soup tureen, sugar and creamer and gravy boat. Each place setting includes a dinner plate, salad plate, bread plate, soup bowl, berry bowl, cup and saucer. The bottoms of most of the pieces are marked Silver, Made in Occupied Japan. The set is a family heirloom and I wouldnt sell it, but what is it worth?A: A company named Silver was one of the known manufacturers of dinnerware in postwar Japan. Companies that made dishes or other items for export used the Made in Occupied Japan mark from 1947 to 1952. The value of your 88-piece set depends on its quality and condition. It could be worth anywhere from $200 to $900.Q: I have a childs Mickey Mouse ring. I think its sterling silver and from the 1930s. Could you tell me what its worth? A: The only sterling silver Mickey Mouse rings on the market before the 1980s were made from 1947 to 1949 by Ostby & Barton of Providence, R.I. One of those rings sells for about $50 today. But many other silver Mickey rings have been made in recent years. You have to do some research to be sure you have an old ring. Q: I inherited a pair of scissors from a great-great-aunt. The scissors are 4 inches long. There is a funny elongated notch in Sugar chests, pie safes once kept sweets under lock and keyKOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING terryKOVEL email@example.com the blades and an adjustable threaded nut in the middle of the handles. One side reads, Korns patent, and the other, Patent No. 47,766. It seems to have a pretty low patent number. Can you tell me the age and use of the scissors?A: You have a pair of buttonhole scissors. George W. Korn of New York City was issued patent number 247,766 for his scissors in 1881. The first number may have worn off your scissors. The nut keeps the scissors from making too long a cut when opening the fabric for a buttonhole.Tip: Apply colored paste wax (even shoe polish works) to cover small scratches in wood. 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.Butternut wood was used to make this pie safe in about 1830. The star designs in the punched tin give it added value. It sold this year at Cottone Auctions in Geneseo, N.Y., for $1,955.COURTESY PHOTO n r s a 4 p C u b W w 2 1 h T w Butternut wood was used to ma ke t hi s pi e sa fe i n ab ou t COU RTE S Y PH O T O
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 15-21, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C19 of NaplesSummer Deal at2-4-1 ALL DAY HOUSE WINES AND WELLSDINNER FOR TWO $29.99Includes: OMG! THURSDAY, JULY 15, 8 P.M. Your Voice: Addicted! Join us for an in-depth exploration and analysis of a prevalent problem in our region that remains hidden in plain sight. A panel of experts in the field of drug and alcohol addiction will discuss the disease and the communitys efforts to lead people into recovery. Also seated will be individuals who have been (or are currently) struggling with dependency along with a family member. Experts who will explore the many ways to recover and offer viewers detailed information include representatives from the Southwest Florida Addiction Services and Hazelden Treatment Center. Hosted by Rachelle Grossman. FRIDAY, JULY 16, 8:30 P.M.\ Your Voice: Pain, Pills & Profit Florida has spawned and nurtured a new, billion-dollar industry: the distribution, sale and exportation of prescription drugs that are more powerful, more addicting, more deadly than any that have come before. Law enforcement officers in Southwest Florida, overwhelmed by the onslaught, say the new drug dealers are pain clinic doctors. SATURDAY, JULY 17, 9:30 P.M. Keeping Up Appearances Hyacinth is a character with few saving graces. Her pompous, self-serving attitude makes life miserable for all around her in this long-running British comedy. This week on WGCU TVA rare ghost orchid has exploded with 14 buds, marking its second bloom this year and its fourth consecutive year on an ancient bald cypress tree at Audubons Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary near Naples. The orchid should be in flower through July. Since 2007, the elusive flower has bloomed in June or July. One blossom was discovered in March this year, mysteriously early in the season. Area biologists have nicknamed this specimen the Super Ghost, since typically ghost orchids might have between one and three blossoms per year, if they bloom at all. This number of blooms is unprecedented, and promises to be the bestever blooming of the ghost orchid, says Ed Carlson, director of Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. The ghost orchid, Polyrrhiza lindenii, is an epiphytic orchid that grows without leaves on the trunks of trees in a small concentrated area of Southwest Florida. The plants are usually only visible to intrepid adventurers who must hike through hip-deep water in cypress, pop ash and pond apple sloughs to reach them. Preyed upon by poachers, the flower was the subject of bestselling author Susan Orleans book The Orchid Thief and the subsequent motion picture called The Adaptation. The ghost orchid is one of a number of extraordinary species of plant and wildlife that thrive in Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuarys 13,000 acres. The sanctuary also protects the largest stand of old growth bald cypress in North America. Because of its unique and rich biodiversity, Corkscrew was officially designated a Ramsar Wetland of International Importance in 2009, underscoring the need to protect this vital resource from a host of threats, including invasive species and development in sensitive watersheds for which Corkscrew serves as an essential link. Nearly 200 species of birds thrive in the sanctuary, renowned as home to Americas largest nesting colonies of wood stork, a federally endangered species. The storks nest in majestic, 600-year-old bald cypress trees. Orchid lovers have a window to spot the ghost orchid blooming through July. Visitors to the sanctuary will find spotting scopes for easy closeup views set up along the sanctuarys boardwalk. Serious photographers should bring long lenses, as the plant is growing at a height of about 50 feet on the trunk of a bald cypress tree thats 150 feet from the boardwalk. Corkscrews Super Ghost explodes with multiple blooms >> What: Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary >> Where: 375 Sanctuary Road West, Naples >> Hours: 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. every day; no admission within one hour of closing >> Info: 348-9151 in the know ROD WILEY / COURTESY PHOTOThe ghost orchid at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.
C20 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 15-21, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYOpen house at the Naples Humane SocietyFLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com. We t a y our f rie n S end u COLLECTIONS AT VANDERBILT 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Rd., Suite 150239.514.5009 www.luxnaples.com firstname.lastname@example.orgSUMMER SALEup to 75% OFF 1 4 5 7 2 3 61. Pam and Ben Rae with their free pet spay certificate 2. Kelly Lauman with a new friend 3. Todd Irby and Janet Gruenloh with shelter alumni Danny 4. Pat Murphy and Lori Keller Stuber 5. Amy Brazil 6. Deblyn Ceely and a comfy kitty 7. Tiffany and Nicholas JulianCOURTESY PHOTOS 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
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MONDAY $4 Margaritas $5 Nachos WOK $9.99 Martini Maddness $5 Apple Martinis TUESDAY C reate Your Own WEDNESDAY 3 Course Italian Dinner (any pasta on our menu) $4 House Wine SUNDAY BRUNCH BUFFET $14.99 10:30-2:30 P.M. Major league baseball games p H B U F F E T H B U F F E T T 0 P.M. 0 Skinny girl MARGARITAONLY 100 CALORIES! $8 Includes the take home shaker!NOW SERVING THE.... Here are some capsule summaries of previous reviews: British Open Pub, 24630 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 9490302With its clubby dcor and friendly staff, this British-influenced dining spot and watering hole has the feel of a comfortable neighborhood joint. The menus not huge, but boasts several British specialties along with American classics such as chicken wings. And, of course, there are lots of beers from which to choose. Baked brie with apples, a loaf of hot bread and melba sauce was a showy dish and tasty starter. The sausage rolls were good, too, if somewhat plainer in appearance. Fish and chips were nicely fried and delivered hot. Savory chicken and mushroom pie came with a large puff pastry and was delicately seasoned. Warm, chewy bread pudding in a pool of cream was a satisfying dessert. Full bar.Food: Service: Atmosphere: KCs American Bistro, Pavilion Shopping Center, 885 Vanderbilt Beach Road; 566-2371Theres an old adage that warns never to trust a skinny chef, but KCs proves theres an exception to every rule. Chef/owner Keith Casey offers a lively menu filled with imaginative fare that pays homage to the countrys diverse cultures. His training at the Culinary Institute of America is evident in his soulful sauces. Here are just a few of the noteworthy dishes: Gulf shrimp fritters with mango chutney and West Indies curry sauce, roasted Medjool dates with Humboldt fog blue cheese and dry cured ham with balsamic syrup, rosemary-scented lamb chops and scallops with Maine lobster and sweet corn chowder and a finale of pumpkin and mascarpone cheesecake. The interesting wine list offers almost everything by the bottle or glass. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Patrics, 1485 Pine Ridge Road, Naples; 304-9754At some restaurants, breakfast and lunch are afterthoughts. At Patrics Breakfast, Lunch & More, they are the stars. Opening at 6:30 a.m. daily, Patrics cozy caf serves made-from-scratch fare that includes omelettes, biscuits and gravy, cornbread, fried green tomatoes, sandwiches and loads of pies and cookies. An added bonus is that breakfast is served all day. A jerk chicken omelette had lots of well-spiced chicken, onions, tomatoes, peppers and Jack cheese, served with home fries and toast. My companion enjoyed an ahi tuna melt with flamingo cole slaw (sweet and colorful) served with what the menu called addictive fries (crisp fries seasoned with garlic, among other things). A side of fried green tomatoes was tasty, too. For dessert, we shared just-baked Gramma Cathys Dutch apple pie slathered in whipped cream.Food: Service: Atmosphere: Pelagos Caf, 4951 Tamiami Trail N.; 263-2996The management calls whats served here Mediterranean soul food, and thats an excellent description. Primarily Greek, the menu also offers a smattering of other dishes from the region. Portions are large and most dishes are ample for two. I can recommend the fried calamari with its cinnamon-scented marinara, and a vegetable plate that contained roasted peppers, grilled artichoke hearts, beet salad and the best dolmades (stuffed grape leaves) Ive had outside of Greece. The avgolemono soup, Greek salad and gyro platter were spot on. Also delicious was a simply grilled mahi fillet topped with asparagus, artichokes, olives and cherry tomatoes. For dessert, one large wedge of baklava more than satisfied two of us. A bonus at Pelagos is its moderate prices. Odds are youll have enough leftovers for another meal. Beer and wine served.Food: Service: Atmosphere: Trulucks, 698 Fourth Ave. S.; 530-3131 It may be a crab house, but Trulucks has the look and feel of an upscale supper club, with service to match. The tuna tartare tower looks like a seafood version of a trifle, with layers of tuna, crab, tomato, avocado and pineapple drizzled with a citrus soy reduction. This appetizer is worth the trip alone. Miso-glazed barramundi was a white, flaky and mild fish, enhanced by crab fried rice and a generous topping of julienned vegetables. The Nigerian shrimp were enormous, as billed, but not as flavorful or tender as the gulf variety. Plan to share one of the massive desserts. The white cake with almond-studded cream cheese icing served with crme anglaise and raspberry puree made for a satisfying finish. Full bar. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 15-21, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 food & wine CALENDAR Friday, July 16, 6-8 p.m., Whole Foods Market: Quinten Grier and Theresa Clark lead a tasting of Australian wines paired with cheeses; $10, Mercato, 9101 Strada Place; 522-5100 or www.acteva.com/go/lifestylecenter to register. Friday, July 16, Bistro 821: Chef/ owner Jesse Housman hosts a fourcourse dinner featuring wines from Anura Vineyards in South Africa paired with yellowfin tuna and salmon tartare, curried prawns and clams, goat cheese and sundried tomato ravioli, grilled marinated lamb chops and Belgian chocolate mousse; $55, 821 Fifth Ave. S.; 261-5821. Reservations required. Saturday, July 17, 24 and 31, 7:30-11:30 a.m., Third Street South: The weekly farmers market sets up in the parking area behind Tommy Bahamas. Saturday, July 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. Saturday, July 17, 10:3011:30 a.m., Whole Foods Market: Jaime Wakkila teaches an all-natural and organic summer snacks class for kids ages 7-13; $5; Mercato, 9101 Strada Place; 522-5100 or www.acteva.com/go/lifestylecenter to register. Saturday, July 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 17, noon-2 p.m., Sur La Table: Learn how to make seafood flatbread at this cooking demonstration; Mercato; 591-4394. Sunday, July 18, 1-3 p.m., Whole Foods Market: The stores various departments compete in a chili cook-off, with customers tasting and voting for the winner; free, Mercato, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Monday, July 19, 6 p.m., Roys Naples: The Wine Club gathers to sample select wines and appetizers; $20, 475 Bayfront Place; 261-1416. Wednesday, July 21, 5:30-8 p.m., Decanted: See how far domestic beers have come during a tasting of microbrews from California, the Pacific Northwest and the Northeast; $5, 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 434-1814. Wednesday, July 21 and 28, 6-8 p.m., The Sauce Lady: Ela Vivonetto, aka The Sauce Lady, demonstrates five-minute meals; $20, 1810 J&C Blvd.; 592-5557. Reservations required. Wednesday, July 21, 6 p.m., Roys Bonita Springs: The Wine Club gathers to sample select wines and appetizers; $15 members, $30 for non-members; 26831 South Bay Drive, Bonita Springs; 498-7697. 0 h $ 5; 25100 le cenv ch in g Me rc Mo Na p sa Despite the preaching of doctors, researchers and environmentalists, Americans remain unrepentant carnivores. So what if vegetarians live an average of seven years longer than meat eaters, or that eating more vegetables has been proven to improve heart health, lower weight, reduce the risk of cancer and lessen the severity of hot flashes? Never mind that millions of animals are slaughtered daily to satisfy the American appetite for meat, and 39 percent of ocean fish species have been overharvested. Or that its more economical to eat veggies, and it reduces greenhouse gas emissions to boot. The new Loving Hut restaurant supplies an even more compelling reason to try a flesh-free meal: The food tastes great. It is a vegan establishment, which means that it uses no animal products, including cheese, milk, eggs or honey. But before you dismiss it as bland rabbit food, I recommend a visit. This intriguing new chain which has outlets in Vietnam, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan, and select cities from New York to California (another one recently opened in Cape Coral) operates by a simple motto: Be Veg! Go Green! Save the Planet. Whatever the originators philosophical motivation, the restaurants food is fresh and well seasoned with the lively flavors of Asia. And many dishes contain ingredients that look and taste much like meat. Really! In addition to animal products, Loving Hut eschews alcohol; beverage options include fresh fruit smoothies, carrot juice, organic iced tea, Thai iced tea, organic soymilk and soda lemonade with agave. We started with Thai iced tea ($2.95) and soda lemonade ($3.50). The tea was cold, creamy and sweet, which helped counteract some of the spicy food that followed. Im assuming it was made with soymilk rather than the traditional evaporated milk, but the difference was negligible. The soda lemonade had a bit of effervescence and a fresh lemon flavor mingled with the tropical sweetness of agave nectar. From the appetizer selections, we tried crispy golden rolls ($4.50) and Thai hot and sour soup ($6.75). Three crisp, golden rolls were halved and arranged on a dish around a small bowl of sweetened rice vinegar sauce. They were filled with crunchy vegetables and soy protein, which added a meaty chewiness to the stuffing. Hot and crunchy, they tasted great with or without the light sauce. A large bowl of Thai hot and sour soup arrived at the same time. Flavored with tart tamarind and lots of herbs, the broth was filled with tomatoes, pineapples, tofu, soy protein and jalapenos. It was indeed both hot and sour, with just a hint of sweetness from the pineapple. From the entrees which the menu divides into noodles, rice plates, vegetable and bean curd, Heaven entrees, Ocean entrees and Earth entrees we tried a Vietnamese pho bowl ($7.75) and a dish whimsically named Dancing Mushroom ($11.75). Pho pronounced fuh is a traditional Vietnamese rice noodle soup that envelops the senses with its heady blend of aromas, flavors and textures. Infused with anise, cinnamon, nutmeg or other fragrant spices, pho generally contains meat and is served with a plate of fresh basil, jalapenos, lime and bean sprouts. The idea is to add however much you desire of each element. In this case, the meat was replaced by soy protein, which is made from soy flour yet has a consistency very much like meat. I love pho, and this one was as satisfying as any Ive had with beef. There were a lot of noodles to soak up most of the broth, so one of the helpful service staff obligingly brought us two more bowls with warm broth, into which we divided the noodles. Our other entre is a house specialty listed under the Earth entrees. Mushrooms, soy protein, bell pepper, onion and garlic bathed in a brown sauce are served on a sizzling platter, on which the mushrooms presumably dance. At first glance, this dish appeared to have slices of flank steak in it, but these, too, were the soy protein Loving Huts kitchen uses so deftly.Although a mild dish, it possessed a lot of flavor. Our server suggested cheesecake for dessert even though vegans use no cheese. It looks and tastes just like cheesecake, she assured us. Ive tried vegan ice cream and found it didnt taste anything like the real thing, but considering how good everything else had been at Loving Hut, I decided to take her advice. To our astonishment, what she set in front of us looked just like cheesecake and even had the flavor of one with a slightly lighter texture. Topped with berries and almonds, it was a fine finish to dinner. Throughout the meal, the staff worked hard to ensure that customers understood what they were ordering and, once they had tasted it, that they were satisfied. Two women at a nearby table struck up a conversation with us. It was the first time all of us had dined there and we enjoyed comparing what wed ordered. They werent vegetarians either, but had also enjoyed the meal and said they intended to return soon. Loving Hut is a godsend for vegans who often must settle for salad when dining out. But its also an ideal way for the rest of us to embrace our inner vegetarian without sacrificing flavor or enjoyment in the process. karenFELDMAN email@example.com FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE Loving Hut likely to change minds about meat-free dining Loving Hut>> Hours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5-9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; noon to 8 p.m. Sunday >> Reservations: No >> Credit cards: Major cards accepted. >> Price range: Appetizers, $4.50-$7.50; entrees, $7.75-$12.95 >> Beverages: Soft drinks >> Seating: Conventional tables and chairs >> Specialties of the house: Crispy golden roll, papaya salad, Thai hot and sour soup, Indian curry soup, Vietnamese pho bowl, house rice clay pot, seaweed with ginger, dancing mushroom, spicy lemongrass tofu >> Volume: Low >> Parking: Free lotRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 975 Pine Ridge Road, Naples; 254-9490 Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor in the know PHOTOS BY KAREN FELDMAN/FLORIDA WEEKLYLoving Hut in Naples Thai hot and sour soup delivers on both the hot and the sour, with a fragrant broth and lots of vegetables. A dish called Dancing Mushroom is served on a sizzling platter, making for a somewhat dramatic presentation.
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Cleared to park like setting Ask for 802NA10020525. 1-866-657-2300 VALENCIA GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB$285,000 Five bedroom 4 Bath and 3 car garage Beautiful home all of the amenities you could wish for Ask for 802NA10018264. 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 THREE BED/2 BA/2 CAR GARAGE CONDO$219,900 First floor unitextended lanai... Clubhouse and community pool Ask for 802NA10020365. 1-866-657-2300 GULF HARBOR WATER VIEW HOME$219,000 Hardwood floors in all living areas 38 ft garage for boat storage., large terraces looking down wide canal. Ask for 802NA10015884. 1-866-657-2300 GREAT TOWNHOUSE 2/2/2 WATER VIEW$219,000 Bank owned not a short sale.Beautiful Verona Walk Divosta built town home available at great value price. Ask for 802NA10018140. 1-866-657-2300 2 BED + DEN ATTACHED VILLA$199,000 Pay to play golf club house with restaurant, tennis and pool and under $ 200,000. Short sale private banker. Ask for 802NA10016526. 1-866-657-2300 NEWLY REMODELED HOME SUPER DEAL$184,500 New kitchen w/ new appliances, A/C and paint in and out. 20" tile huge master bedroom dual sinks dual closets Ask for 802NA10020495. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES$179,900 3 bedroom, 2 bath pool home with spatile roof..3 car garageopen floor plan. Ask for 802NA10019115. 1-866-657-2300 CLOSE TO BEACH$179,900 Naples Park 3 bed 2 Bath 1 car garage Tile floors Combo tub and shower Family room\n1,823 sq ft under air Ask for 802NA10010118. 1-866-657-2300 GREENS OF BONITA SPRINGS$179,000 2 story Condo Owner says sell my house Make Offer Entertaining is easy in this large well maintained one owner home. Ask for 802NA9029274. 1-866-657-2300 NAPLES PARK CLOSE TO GULF OF MEXICO$169,900 3 bedroom, 2 bath close to the beach in Naples Park. One car garage. Great rental opportunity. Ask for 802NA10019165. 1-866-657-2300 BANK OWNED PROPERTY$169,000 Newly repainted, new carpets, large 4 bedroom 2 bath home in beautiful Valencia Lakes, gated community. Ask for 802NA10019009. 1-866-657-2300 BERKSHIRE VILLAGE TWO STORY$157,900 Bank owned not a short sale. Being offered as is with right to inspect this lovely townhome awaits a new owner. Ask for 802NA10019705. 1-866-657-2300 LOVINGLY CARED FOR$154,900 Boasting 3 bed plus den 3 baths, over 2100 A/C sq. ft., double door entry Ask for 802NA10022298. 1-866-657-2300 REFLECTION LAKES$149,900 Well maintained attached Villa in a Cul de sac.. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage. eat-in kitchen, pantry, laundry room Ask for 802NA9010115. 1-866-657-2300 PRISTINE 2/2 CONDO$149,900 Impressive lake view vacation without leaving the unit, everything is upgraded or new. Ask for 802NA10020444. 1-866-657-2300 MARCO ISLAND CONDO$139,900 Great vacation getaway or rental one bed one bath in great community with Tiki hut (restaurant and bar great place) pool Ask for 802NA10006832. 1-866-657-2300 SHORT SALE OPPORTUNITY CAPE CORAL$139,900 Water front 4 bedroom 2 bath priced to sell yesterday home is on three lots Ask for 802NA10009730. 1-866-657-2300 ANGLERS COVE$129,900 1 bedroom 1 bath Great amenities, 2 pools, tiki bar and tennis. Steps to boat docks and a renter is in place. Ask for 802NA10006817. 1-866-657-2300 TOWNHOUSE BUILT IN 2007$129,900 3/2.5/1 attached garage. Granite tops in kitchen priced to sell. Amenities include pool and basketball. Great location Ask for 802NA10003287. 1-866-657-2300 STUNNING TOWNHOUSE STRATFORD PLACE$129,000 Sold as is with right to inspect. Stratford Place gated community, close to shopping, restaurants, library and beaches. Ask for 802NA1000576. 1-866-657-2300 SECOND FLOOR 2/2 CONDO$105,000 Open floor plan,Vaulted ceilings, breakfast bar, walk in closet and laundry Ask for 802NA10019435. 1-866-657-2300 2/2/1 WITH GOLF BUNDLE$101,898 Wow Bundled Golf that has a great course Par 72 Clubhouse and dining Ask for 802NA10003374. 1-866-657-2300 BANK OWNED VICTORIA LAKES CONDO$97,000 Sold as is with right to inspect. Cute condo in Victoria Lakes community. Two bedroom 2 bath. Ask for 802NA10019734. 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 2.03 ACRES$82,500 A potential short sale subject to lenders approval. Private setting nestled on over 2 acres backing up to a canal Ask for 802NA10014570. 1-866-657-2300 4 BED 2 BATH 1 CAR GARAGE$79,750 4 bed 2 bath on 1.14 acres priced to sell yesterday needs some paint and carpet and a little TLC. Ask for 802NA10009867. 1-866-657-2300 GOLDEN GATE CITY$75,000 3 Bedroom 2 bath and 2 car garage Wood Frame home close to shops and schools Ask for 802NA9043806. 1-866-657-2300 THREE BED/TWO BATH/ONE CAR GARAGE$75,000 Foreclosure, sold as is with right to inspect. Only 5 years old, tile and wood floors, well maintained, being painted Ask for 802NA9031964. 1-866-657-2300 1.14 ACRES IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES$75,000 Plus Home. 3/2/2 car garage w/paver drive and fence. breakfast bar, diningLiving,eat in kitchen w /Pantry. Screened lanai Ask for 802NA10005498. 1-866-657-2300 PRICED TO SELL$60,000 Nice 3/2/2 in Cape Coral eat in kitchen nice yard and priced for sell today! Well kept home Ask for 802NA9024760. 1-866-657-2300 BEAUTIFUL UPDATED CONDO$59,000 This is a beautiful Key West inspired condominium. Newly renovated fitness center and community pool. Ask for 802NA9044048. 1-866-657-2300 HOME IN SAN CARLOS$57,000 Three bedroom to bath home priced to sell yesterdaygreat starter or rental Ask for 802NA10008303. 1-866-657-2300 MANUFACTURED HOME 2 BED 1 BATH$54,900 Bank owned, not short sale. Value here is large lot directly on Oak Creek.Manufactured home with 2 Florida rooms, Ask for 802NA10020710. 1-866-657-2300
Naples Total Sales Increase at Least 47 PercentReport Shows 9 Percent Increase in Median Closed Price www.LevitanMcQuaid.comwww.LevitanMcQuaid.com JULY 15-21, 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.comNAPLES, Fla.-June 18, 2010All geographic areas in Naples experienced a signi cant increase in both pending and closed sales in May according to a report released by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS (NABOR), which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island). For the 12 months ending May 2010, overall pending sales in all geographic areas increased 47 percent from the 12 months ending May 2009. e increase ranged from 33 percent in East Naples to 56 percent in South Naples. Sales are increasing in not only all geographic locations but in all price ranges as well. is is a good sign, said Tom Bringardner, President of Premier Properties. e median closed price has continued to level out since September 2009, stated Michele Harrison, REALTOR with John R. Wood REALTORS. e median closed price increased 9 percent to $190,000 in May 2010 up from $174,000 in May 2009. e report provides annual comparisons of single-family home and condo sales (via the SunshineMLS), price ranges, geographic segmentation and includes an overall market summary. e statistics are presented in chart format, along with the following analysis: Overall pending sales increased 9 percent to 887 contracts in May 2010 compared to 812 contracts in May 2009. For the 12 months ending May 2010, closed sales increased 48 percent with 8,152 sales compared to 5,495 sales for the 12 months ending May 2009. Single-family pending sales saw a 10 percent increase with 477 contracts in May 2010 compared to 433 contracts in May 2009. Condo sales saw a 25 percent increase with 398 sales in May 2010 compared to 318 sales in May 2009. For the 12 months ending May 2010 pending condo sales in the under $300,000 category saw a 69 percent increase with 3,573 contracts compared to 2,117 contracts for the 12 months ending May 2009. e available inventory decreased 10 percent to 9,006 in May 2010 compared to 10,046 in the same month last year. To view the report, go to www.Naplesarea.com e Naples Area Board of REALTORS (NABOR) is an established organization (Chartered 1949) whose members have a positive and progressive impact on the Naples community. NABOR is a local board of REALTORS and real estate professionals with a legacy of nearly 60 years serving 4,000 plus membercustomers. NABOR is a member of Florida REALTORS and the National Association of REALTORS, which is the largest trade association in the United States with more than 1.3 million members and over 1,400 local boards of REALTORS nationwide. NABOR is structured to provide programs and services to its membership through various committees and the NABOR Board of Directors, all of whose members are non-paid volunteers. HUNT FOR HOUSES!OPEN SUNDAY, JULY 19TH 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 269-4700LONGSHORE LAKENEW LISTING! Pick up Map at Gate Sandy Sims 595-2969 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 $599,900 KEPT TO PERFECTION Enjoy the long lake views and bright feeling from this exceptional Longshore Lake Home! Extra large kitchen with soaring ceilings, sun-drenched spacious rooms, private o ce/den and open great room. In addition, a recently added pool and spa with outdoor kitchen area complete the Florida-style living. is home has every extra you would expect and then some. Clean as a whistle and the furnishings are negotiable. 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 $207,500Beautiful 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!! CAREFREE LIVING! Featuring high sunlled rooms, dining balcony, outstanding view of the golf course and everything you need to begin your life in Naples! All the amenities of country-club living are yours to enjoy. Golf Membership is optional but golf cart is included. 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.