ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 HEALTHY LIVING A16 PETS OF THE WEEK A18 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. 43 FREE WEEK OF JULY 29-AUGUST 4, 2010 POSTAL CUSTOMER DATED MATERIAL REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: JULY 29, 2010 Dog days of summerIts cool to take your canine to the Garden. A5 Five representatives of the worlds tallest animal will stick their necks out for the public at The Naples Zoo on Saturday, July 31. The reticulated giraffes, all males, are between 1 and 2 years old and are 10-12 feet tall. They will be on exhibit in their temporary quarters at the Zoo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Fundraising is under way for a permanent giraffe habitat at the Zoo. The long-necked fellows arrived earlier this summer from the Denver Zoo, Lion Country Safari and the San Francisco Zoo all of which, like The Naples Zoo, are nationally accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The giraffes temporary home is in the northern portion of the Zoo. Their future home in the southern portion of the zoo will be the first major habitat in the Coastal Africa region of the Zoos master plan. The permanent exhibit will allow guests to get face-to-face and even feed the giraffes. A major fundraiser is planned for February at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, to help make that happen as soon as possible. A patron event is also planned at Breastfeeding and minor league baseball. Perhaps you are one of those people who has wondered, Why hasnt someone combined those two wonderful experiences into a superduper promotion? Then again, perhaps you are not one of those people, but, more importantly, Steve Gliner is. Mr. Gliner is the general manager of the Fort Myers Miracle, the high-profile and thoroughly outrageous minor league baseball franchise that does its best to enliven the stifling Southwest Giraffes will heighten visitor experience at the ZooMIRACLE BASEBALL HAS DEEP ROOTS IN MADCAP MARKETINGSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY BY BILL CORNWELLbcornwell@ oridaweekly.com AU GU ST 4 20 10 Above: GM Steve Gliner, center, leads the fun at Hammond Stadium, slingshotting stuff into the crowd. Below: Hammond Stadium is where the Fort Myers Miracle play all summer long.VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLY Valerie Prieshoff and Lenni Fugazy are ready to take part in a wacky Sword Fight promotion.SEE MIRACLE, A8 B B B P P P ha ha ha a s s th th h h th th t o o du du d p p p p T T T pe pe pe p p o o Mr Mr M M M r My M My M BY BY BY BY Y bco bco bco bc Get in on the fun at outrageous promotions. A8 >>inside: > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > F Guo ondIsFull season aheadThe Phils new lineup has a bit of everything. C1 Solar solutionsFunding issues plague incentive plans. B1 Sock it to meSee who partied for PACE, and more fun around town. C20-21 COURTESY PHOTOTwo of the five newest attractions stick their necks out at The Naples Zoo. SEE GIRAFFES, A10 seasonahead COURTESY PHOTOS
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Conveniently located and convenient to your schedule, simply call The Model and Information Center at (239) 206-2646, or toll-free (866) 986-9690 and let us know when youd like to visit Or, simply stop by whenever youre in the area ; were here to serve you. Model and Information CenterLocated on Tamiami Trail, across from the Lely Freedom Horses Monument.12276 Tamiami Trail East, Suite 501, Naples, Florida 34113Open 8:30 a.m to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and Sundays by appointment. My brother, Scott, crossed his wires as a young man by studying both anthropology and psychology at the university.This was in Lawrence, Kan., where he just marked time a lot of time until he could get back to Colorado (now hes a fishing guide and sometimes furnituremaker in the high mountains, near Gunnison). He never quite recovered from the university experience, but it gave him some interesting ideas. One of them married up God and dogs, of which he always kept a tail-wagging representative (of dogs, not Gods).Since dogs, then wolves, came into the human experience suddenly and inexplicably about 50,000 years ago (thats when their bones begin turning up at sites inhabited by people), perhaps they were put there by God, he proposed. Do you notice, he said, how dogs are always watching you? Somewhere a dog, often unseen by you, is studying your progress through a moment or a day or a life. Their eyes follow you wherever you go. You tend to do things in front of dogs you might not do in front of people. You bring them along with you into your camps or towns or cities. You wake with them, eat with them, work with them, play with them, sleep with them. And they know everything about you. Before we learned to domesticate them, they sat out beyond the circle of firelight and studied us, even then. Their eyes were not watching God, my brother suggested (to paraphrase Zora Neale Hurstons book title). On the contrary, their eyes were Gods, and they were watching us recording our behavior implacably, inscrutably and continually. Gods forward observers, if you will. My brother likes to think of himself as rational as an empiricist, perhaps, not a mystic so he gave me the idea and suggested that I weave a short story out of it, a tidy fiction. And I figured it would take a lot of weaving by someone who knew a lot more than I do about both dogs and anthropology, not to mention fiction writing, to get the job done right. So I let the idea sit there for about 20 years. And then I moved in with a bunch of dogs or more accurately, I let them move in with me. Somehow. Do not expect me to explain this process reasonably. I like to think of myself as a rationalist, too, but I dont give a hoot about appearing rational or reasonable every minute of the day. And moving in with dogs we now have six of them is a sure-fire way to flag yourself as completely and unmistakably irrational.I think it had to do with an ungovernable human calculus that combined pleasure and grief and greed and need and imperative the imperative to help something obviously in trouble. It probably had to do with a lot of other things, too (but unlike my brother, I didnt study psychology its nothing but palmetto scrub, to me so my self-awareness ends there.) On my own behalf, let me point out that Im not the majority shareholder on our decision-making family dog board. But Im not evading responsibility by putting it off on the other voters, either. No. I voted with the crowd pretty much every time. We had a dog, one dog, a smart funny Catahoula leopard named Sally. And then Nash, my youngest son, found a tough little ochre cow cur under his Christmas tree one day. He called her Smoke. Two dogs, two kids, two parents the Family Appropriate, by contemporary standards (FA, for short.) Sure, there were four cats, various chickens, the guineas and geese and ducks and rabbits and paint mare, along with the sorriest donkey since Joseph and Mary rode into Jerusalem, but never mind all that. They were, and they remain, mere distractions compared to dogs. Then Sally got up one morning, breathed hard for about an hour, let go of her bowels in the back of my car, and died in my arms as I carried her across the parking lot and into the vet, followed by my family. For that last hour, though, she watched us carefully, recording not only our actions on her behalf but the quality and resolve in our love. As they followed me, her brown eyes appeared no sadder and no more alarmed than a dogs eyes ever do, I realized. They have a knowing look unmatched by other domestic creatures, I believe a gaze shimmering with intelligence and uncomplaining sadness and understanding, even in the best of times. Mostly, dogs understand mortality. Ive decided that they actually reflect on it, unlike cats, perhaps, and certainly nothing like cows or horses, who dont have a clue. Alive, a dog, even a young dog, understands death and its potential to enter a day as suddenly and unceremoniously as a light breeze better than anything else, probably including people. But dogs still manage to live exuberantly in the moment. That instruction right there makes having dogs worth any trouble they might cause. They do cause some, too. Smoke disappeared in a storm one night, forever, and we still dream about her. But by that time, to make up for Sallys loss, wed gotten others. And to make up for Smokes loss, we took on still more, becoming a canine camp of the abandoned, the wandering and the orphaned. And now every morning when we get up, there they are tails wagging, muscles quivering, bodies poised in eager expectation. Watching us. And now my brothers idea no longer seems like a mere confection. Note: While Mr. Williams vacations this week, his dogs are in the care of a friend and neighbor. About two weeks after this column ran in July 2009, Smoke was picked up by a dogcatcher and identified from her microchip then restored to the Williams family. Mr. Williams says it was as close as hes come in a long time to getting religion.COMMENTARY Dog days of summer rogerWILLIAMS firstname.lastname@example.org
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No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.333.2135 or visit us on the web at www.floridaweekly.com and click on subscribe today.One year mailed subscriptions are available for $29.95. OPINION Getting out of the red is the new black. Deficit hawks have swooped down on the U.S. budget. This week, they attacked unemployment benefits. Ultimately, they are going after Social Security and Medicare/Medicaid, the venerable programs once considered untouchable third rails of U.S. politics. These have been replaced by a new third rail, the defense budget. To really deal with annual deficits and a surging national debt, we are going to need to cut military spending. We need some deficit doves. First, lets call it what it is: the war budget. The government formed the Department of War in 1789, and only in 1949 renamed it the Department of Defense. The war budget President Barack Obama recently sent to Congress, for fiscal year 2011, is $548.9 billion, with an additional $33 billion, which is the 2010 supplemental that is currently being debated in Congress, and $159.3 billion more to support ongoing overseas contingency operations, including funds to execute the Presidents new strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Recall, overseas contingency operations is how the Obama administration rebranded the Global War on Terror. This is just the publicly available war budget. There is also a black budget, kept secret, for clandestine operations that former Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair revealed was about $75 billion. As The Washington Post exposed this week, the post-9/11 security state has grown into a massive, unmanageable and largely privatized enterprise. Over 2,000 for-profit firms and over 850,000 people with top-secret clearance are engaged in military and intelligence activities, ostensibly for the U.S. government, with seemingly little or no oversight. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., has submitted a bill, H.R. 5353, called The War Is Making You Poor Act. Grayson, with a few Republicans and a number of progressive Democratic co-sponsors, wants to force Commander in Chief Obama to run his two wars with only the $548.9 billion base budget. The $159.3 billion saved would be turned into a tax break, making the first $35,000 of income taxfree, and anything left over would be directed to paying down the national debt. The bill is in committee now and may generate genuine bipartisan support. Grayson, when introducing the bill, highlighted a fact worth repeating: The U.S. war budget is greater than the military spending of every other nation on Earth, combined. Meanwhile, at the National Peace Conference to be held in Albany, N.Y., this weekend, people are targeting the military budget. Students are organizing around the connection between war expenditures and education budgets that are being slashed, sparking protests at campuses nationwide. Another effort, called Bring Our War Dollars Home, promotes action at the city council and statehouse level, along with grass-roots campaigns to pressure members of Congress to stop funding war. The cost of the Iraq War was estimated by Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, with his colleague Linda Bilmes, at $3 trillion, calculating not only hard, current costs, but also the cost to society of caring for wounded veterans, and the long-term costs of having so many families disrupted by caring for their injured loved ones, or having a breadwinner killed in action. And thats just Iraq. As of May, the monthly cost of the war in Afghanistan surpassed, for the first time, the cost of war in Iraq. Mr. Stiglitz was one of the many economists who said the economic stimulus package (at $787 billion) was too small. He argues that deficit spending, when done wisely, creates long-term returns for an economy. Conversely, he wrote recently, Deficits to finance wars or give-aways to the financial sector ... impos(e) a burden on future generations. Economist Dean Baker of the Center for Economic and Policy Research says President Obamas Deficit Commission, formally the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, is a major cause for concern. The co-chairs are former Republican Sen. Alan Simpson and Democrat Erskine Bowles, who is on the board of Morgan Stanley, one of the bailed-out Wall Street firms. Mr. Baker told me: Both are on record saying they want to cut Social Security. This should have people very, very worried. That isnt a balanced commission. Cutting Social Security isnt the answer. Cutting war spending, and bringing the troops home, is. This is the job for the deficit doves. 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.The job for the deficit dovesThe great Democratic revolution of 2008 is entering its pitiful stage. If Nancy Pelosi had a guillotine, Robert Gibbs head would be rolling around in a basket. His offense? Uttering perhaps the most unassailably accurate statement of his tenure as White House press secretary: that there is no doubt Republicans might take back the House. Theories abound for why Mr. Gibbs would say such a flatly true thing. The simplest is that Mr. Gibbs was asked whether the House is in play on Meet the Press and in the flush of the moment slipped up with an honest answer. Whatever the explanation, Speaker Pelosi is enraged at his counterrevolutionary backsliding.The more important question is: Why arent Democrats mad at President Barack Obama (and Speaker Pelosi) for endangering their majority, rather than at Mr. Gibbs for acknowledging the fact its at risk? In their reaction to Mr. Gibbs, Democrats have vitiated what seemed most admirable about their determination to pass health-care reform: its astounding political heedlessness. They were doing it simply because they thought it was right. Or so it seemed. What looked to all the world like an act of political harakiri borne of ideological righteousness, the Democrats considered a commonsense step for which theyd inevitably be rewarded by the voters. And theyll get their reward, good and hard. The latest three national polls show that the public opposes the health-care reform by 49-36, 53-40 and 47-35 (in CBS, Public Policy Polling and Pew surveys, respectively). An Obama adviser complained to the Politico that the president is not receiving due credit for all his heroic efforts, including sweeping health-care and financial reforms. Its very frustrating that its not breaking through, when you look at these things and their scale, he said. Can you imagine if Bill Clinton had achieved even one of these? Thats a counterfactual that misses the point. A secret to Mr. Clintons success is precisely that he didnt achieve signature liberal legislation. He bragged a lot about doing small things, and after the 1994 debacle, stumbled upon a politically successful formula for center-left governance in a center-right country. The next time President Obama has the big dog in the White House for his help in mollifying the business community, he should ask him for a tutorial. According to Gallup, conservatives outnumber liberals in America by 2-1. That datum alone should be enough to make a liberal speaker of the House concerned above all about holding down the middle. Instead, Speaker Pelosi has led the charge for ruinously expensive initiatives that have inflamed the right and alienated independents. Theres a two-prong strategy for dealing with the resulting backlash: 1) Denying that its happening (if only the White House press secretary will cooperate); 2) Should the worst come, chastising the public for its lack of discernment and shocking backwardness. Liberal radio talk-show host Bill Press has teed up the latter option in response to President Obamas weak poll numbers. According to Mr. Press, the American public doesnt deserve a leader as effective and farsighted as President Obama. It just shows once again that the American people are spoiled, he says. Such is the agony of the revolution of 2008. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.The agony of the revolutionBY RICH LOWRY amyGOODMAN Special to Florida Weekly B Y RI C H L O WR Y richLOWRY Special to Florida Weekly GUEST OPINION
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 29-AUGUST 4, 2010 NEWS A5 BP is setting up offices throughout the gulf states to handle claims from Floridas coastal residents and businesses for losses and damages incurred as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Many Southwest Florida businesses have already been adversely affected. Even though no oil has washed ashore here and none is expected, fishermen, boat charters, lodging, restaurants, wedding services, real estate agents, municipalities and others have experienced business losses from reduced tourism, cancelled contracts and public concerns over future oil damage. Recently, BriersCPA in Bonita Springs partnered with the law firm of Alvarez, Sambol & Winthrop, PA to host two workshops explaining the claims process to businesses and individuals and what they could do to prepare to be compensated for any losses. Help is available to individuals and businesses that can prove losses due to business interruption, loss of earnings and property damage. The first place to start is by filing a single claim. You will need to provide a photo ID and various forms of documentation, like pictures and tax forms, that support your specific loss. The claims processing will go more smoothly if you first call (800) 440-0858 or go online at www.bp.com/claims and obtain a case number. After you have a case number, an adjuster will contact you and help you determine the best way to substantiate your claim. Businesses can prepare to file oil spill claims >> The BP claims of ce for Southwest Florida is at 4121 Tamiami Trail E. Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week Contact: 732-6207 in the know Take a short road trip and enjoy the 20th annual Lake Placid Caladium Festival with members and friends of the Naples Botanical Garden on Friday, Aug. 27. The tour bus leaves the Garden at 8:30 a.m. and will return by 5 p.m. Lunch will be at the Lake Placid Country Club, followed by a tour of the towns beautifully landscaped neighborhoods. There will be plenty of time to browse the festival and shop for plants, food and arts and crafts. Cost is $69 per person for Garden members, $79 for others. To make a reservation, call 643.7275. All aboard for Lake Placid Caladium Festival Naples Botanical Garden gets into canines and their companions with special Dogs in the Garden aka DIG days. The DIG Dog Days of Summer are Aug. 1-14, when four-legged friends are welcome with their humans during regular Garden hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Water bowls are set out along Garden pathways, hammocks invite a rest and cooling ponds encourage a quick dip for pups that are so inclined. On their first DIG visit, owners must sign a form indicating their dogs are updo-date on vaccinations. Admission is $9.95 for people ($3.95 for children 3 and younger) and $4.95 for pets; free for Garden members and their dogs. Call 6437275 or visit www.naplesgarden.org. COURTESY PHOTOS
It takes a hearty constitution to imbibe the Great Guinness Diet. Just ask Derek Bennett. Youve got to be very, very strong, says Mr. Bennett. Youve got to drink enough to be full, but not so much that you lose your judgment. And you cant get drunk, he adds. His regimen? Five (or six) pints of Guinness each day reasonably spaced at 11 a.m., 2, 6, 7 and 8 pm. (with his brother acting as his designated driver for the duration). Hes done the diet four consecutive years as a charity fundraiser. After lining up sponsors who pledge their dollars for his pounds lost, the only thing Mr. Bennett ingests is water, coffee and Guinness over the five days before St. Patricks Day. Not only does he go Guinness, but he also goes public, with a 6 p.m. daily weigh-in at his place of business, The English Pub on Linwood Avenue. This year he lost 12 pounds on the diet and raised several hundred dollars for the Shriners hospital burn unit in Tampa. Many tout Guinness as a meal in a glass, but Mr. Bennett says its not a diet he would recommend. What he does recommend, however, is life in Naples. A fifth-generation publican, Mr. Bennett grew up in Portsmouth, England, where his family owned the same pub from 1805 to 1977. But Mr. Bennett never operated that pub; instead, he ran one in the south of Spain with his father. While there, he met a girl from Chicago and followed her to the United States. They married, and Mr. Bennett spent many years working for other people in the food and beverage industry. But he grew tired of the cold winters and suggested to his wife they move to San Diego. Rather than run for a suitcase, she suggested something more random: She offered her husband a dart, told him to throw it at a map using his left hand, and they would go wherever it landed. His aim was sufficiently south, but considerably east: Sanibel Island. Not a bad miss. That was in 1984. Mr. Bennett relocated to Sanibel and went to work as the food and beverage manager at the Sundial Resort. His hard work and abilities resulted in a position he couldnt refuse with Schulers in Marshall, Mich. But it only took one year for him to swear off the cold weather for good. He took a position with Darden Restaurants and came to Naples to work in management at the Olive Garden, and through his efforts, the company cultivated its catering business. Mr. Bennett discovered he possessed a flair for both sales and catering, but www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 29-AUGUST 4, 2010 15 MINUTES d e p y d h el e tt t KIM RIGGIE / FLORIDA WEEKLYLike father, like son, a staunch publicanBY SUSAN POWELL BROWN____________________Special to Florida Weeklyworking in corporate America took a toll on him. Just shy of his 40th birthday, doctors diagnosed him with Bells palsy, which caused him to take a long, hard look at his life, his work and his dreams. He left Olive Garden and went to work for Tony Ridgway at Chefs Garden. His next job, as bar manager at Pelican Bays Sandpiper Beach Club, led to opportunities to bartend at variety of gatherings, which led to even more catering gigs. I parlayed that in five years to a $700,000 catering business, he says. Unlike many in that profession, he says, he reveled at the opportunity to work with brides preparing for their big event. I love my brides, he says, adding one of his catering peers even pleaded for his help with a particularly high-end affair, telling Mr. Bennett he didnt have anyone with the skills necessary to hold the brides hand through the process. Wedding catering expanded to sports catering and in turn, event catering in general. Life was good. And opportunity knocked again. Mr. Bennett used to frequent the pub he now owns; when the original owners decided it was time for last call, he decided to buy it. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 29-AUGUST 4, 2010 Florida summers. When the breastfeeding idea struck Mr. Gliner a few years back, he was an executive with the Hudson Valley Renegades, a minor league team in New York that is owned by the Goldklang Group, the delightfully screwy New Jersey-based outfit that also owns the Miracle. In Mr. Gliners world, there could be nothing more natural than Breastfeeding Night at the good old ballpark. If all had gone as planned, the stands would have boasted a record number of women breastfeeding simultaneously at one location. Guinness was poised to recognize the achievement; it would have been a promotion for the ages. (The breastfeeding idea) was pretty exciting, recalls Mr. Gliner, a Brooklyn native who now helps to craft offthe-wall promotions for the Miracle, which plays in the Florida State League (Where the Major League Stars of Tomorrow Play Today!) as an affiliate of the Minnesota Twins. The La Leche League (which is a breastfeeding advocacy group and not a Latin American baseball association) was onboard and enthusiastic, and we were going to break the breastfeeding record that had been set at some shopping mall in Canada. As Mr. Gliner knows, edging right up to the invisible but all too real line that separates the merely outrageous from the truly disgusting is at the very heart of effective promoting. Stepping over that line even slightly is a quick ticket out of town and perhaps out of baseball altogether. One mans promo might very well be another mans porno, and the difference, while often subtle, is always crucial. So, mercifully, Breastfeeding Night was shelved, and Mr. Gliner lived to promote another day. And while the Miracle has never contemplated an extravaganza that involved the wholesale baring of female breasts, it last year batted about but blessedly abandoned the idea of staging a mock, on-field circumcision. It should be obvious by now that the Miracles management team is composed of a group of free-thinkers who view convention as something to be flouted, when it is even recognized at all. As a result, this minor league team right here in drowsy Fort Myers has earned a well-deserved national reputation as one of the edgiest and most creative promotional organizations in all of sports. Even Mr. Gliners arrival in Fort Myers in 2003 was calculated to garner national attention. The Miracle traded their then-general manager, Dave Burke, and the teams mascot (a Golden Retriever named Rutgers) to Hudson Valley in exchange for Mr. Gliner. Mr. Gliner and his staff led by Gary Sharp, the Miracles wry, thirtysomething director of promotions who doubles as the public address announcer on game day are not afraid to test boundaries of tolerance and taste. The teams most successful stunts, Mr. Sharp cheerily concedes, invariably offend someone, somewhere a fact that the athletics department at the University of Florida knows all too well.Greatest hitsThe two most famous some would say infamous promotional stunts in recent Miracle history both involved iconic sports figures at the university. Last year, the Miracle dared to poke fun at the much-beloved Tim Tebow, the former Gator quarterback whose standing among Floridas faithful is almost, well, godlike. What Would Tim Tebow Do? night was scheduled for last August. Upon learning of the promotion, Jamie McCloskey, Floridas senior associate athletic director, fired off a cease and desist e-mail to the Miracle, pointing out that using a players name in a promotion ran counter to NCAA rules. Undaunted, the Miracle changed the name of the event to What Would T.T. Do? and thereby escaped NCAA action. Plans for a mock circumcision (spoofing Mr. Tebows work as a Christian missionary) were formulated, but in a burst of abundant good sense canceled. Among the gags that did enliven that evening: Water was splashed across the top of a dugout, and a character dubbed T.T. walked upon it. The fans on hand loved it, although several noted that funnel clouds were spotted in the area prior to the game, leading to speculation that Mr. Tebow had used his connections with the Almighty to sabotage the evening. I dont think Tim Tebow would send destruction on us, one giddy fan said at the time. The promotion created a stir, and the University of Floridas bluenosed blustering was just what was needed to ensure widespread coverage, which is the soul of any promotion. ESPN, the wire services, everyone, it seemed, reported on it. E-mails poured in, many castigating the Miracle for having fun at the expense of such a Christian man, Mr. Sharp says. We were simply mocking how people treat Tebow, Mr. Sharp explains. I knew that we couldnt use Tebows name because of the NCAA rules, and I was just waiting to see if Florida would react. And they did with that cease and desist thing, which was perfect for us. Youd think that Florida would have learned its lesson two years earlier, when the Miracle hit it big with a Billy Donovan Night at Hammond Stadium. Mr. Sharp came up with the germ of this idea while on his honeymoon, proving once again that the mind is a mysterious thing indeed. Here was the setup: Billy Donovan, the head basketball coach at the University of Florida, had accepted an offer to coach the NBAs Orlando Magic in a deal worth $27.5 million. One day after accepting the Orlando job, Mr. Donovan reneged and bolted back to the security of his post in Gainesville. The Miracle skewered Mr. Donovans indecision in a variety of ways. Waffle stands were placed around the stadium (symbolizing the coachs waffling), and a Florida State University fan named Billy Donovan was enlisted to throw out the first pitch, although he backed out at the last minute. What really resonated, however, was that the Miracle had an actual licensed attorney on hand to meet with fans who wanted to renegotiate their ticket price, seat location or just about anything else related to their game experience. After legal niceties were concluded, fans had to make a free throw to seal their deals. Again, University of Florida officials were not amused, although Mr. Donovan much to his credit later allowed that it was faintly humorous. The national media lapped it up, and Billy Donovan Night was voted Minor League Baseballs top promotion for 2007 in a vote of fans conducted by MiLB.com. The crowd for the event was about double the average (the average being roughly 1,800 fans for 70 home dates in a stadium that seats 7,900), and one baseball scribe wrote that the end result was northing short of miraculous.Tackiness runs in the bloodThe Miracles guiding light at the time of the Donovan promotion was Mike Veeck, son of the late Bill Veeck, who practically wrote the book on baseball promotion during his Hall of Fame career as owner of the St. Louis Browns, Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox and the then-minor league Milwaukee Brewers. Bill Veecks most enduring stunt came in 1951 when he sent a 3-foot, 6-inch man to the plate for the Browns, thereby earning the undying enmity of baseball purists and those opposed to the exploitation of the vertically challenged. Mike Veeck learned the pitfalls of promotion the hard way. In 1979, he engineered the most disastrous baseball stunt of all time. Mike Veeck put together the Disco Demolition night for the Chicago White Sox, which his father then ran. The premise was to channel widespread hatred of disco music by staging a mass destruction of disco recordings at the ballpark. Things went terribly awry. Some 90,000 people crammed into Comiskey Park, which seated 52,000, and fans stormed the field, resulting in a game forfeiture. It was, in every sense, a riot. One outraged disco performer likened the spectacle to a Nazi book-burning. Mr. Veeck and his father watched helplessly as the whole thing unfolded. The second that first guy shimmied down the outfield wall, I knew my life was over, Mike Veeck said. In a sense he was right; Mike Veecks life in the Bigs was done. Finished. Trashed along with poor old Comiskey Park in a single wild night of out-of-control reveling. Mr.Veecks ill-advised and poorly managed promotion earned him a spot on Major League Baseballs blacklist. Later, he emerged in the minors, wiser but hardly chastened. He made a name for himself at a number of places, Fort Myers included, and earned a reputation as a tireless promoter with a genius for moving quickly on topical events, a la Billy Donovan. Mr. Veeck is now president of the Goldklang Group, the Miracles owner. He is a highly prized public speaker who expounds widely on the subject most dear to him, having fun. He even has written a book that is appropriately titled Fun is Good. In that regard, the Goldklang Group, which Mr. Veeck describes as a merry little band of neer-do-wells and guttersnipes, is a perfect fit. Founded by Marv Goldklang, a former Special Forces soldier who has practiced law and helped to run a Wall Street takeover firm, the Goldklang Groups executive roster includes comedian Bill Murray, who is a part owner of the Miracle and the firms Director of Fun. (Jimmy Buffett also is a part-owner of the team.) Mr. Sharp says Goldklang encourages its teams (there are four) to think quickly and act decisively. Such was the case in February of last year when the Miracle pounced on the fleeting celebrity of one Julio Osegueda, a 19-year-old Edison State College student and McDonalds employee, who asked a question of President Barack Obama at a town hall meeting in Fort Myers. The question was relatively innocuous it dealt with getting better benefits from his job at McDonalds but the president gave a fairly impassioned response, and Mr. Osegueda was dealt his 15 minutes of fame. The Miracle asked the young man, who admittedly knew very little about baseball, to be its radio color announcer for the home opener on April 10.MIRACLEFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTO Top: 7-year-old Jack Swedberg enjoys the game with his mom and dad, Lauren and Ken Swedberg. Above: Clear skies at Hammond Stadium Left: Destiny Del Toro and the gorilla BUFFETT MURRAY VANDY MAJOR/ FLORIDA WEEKLY VANDY MAJOR/ FLORIDA WEEKLY
WEEK OF JULY 29-AUGUST 4, 2010 NEWS A9 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com Agent Info hereThink of the cost of not being insured against flooding.Get a preferred risk flood insurance policy for as low as $119 a year. Homeowners insurance does not cover floods. And even a small flood can cost thousands. So call me today, and protect your biggest investment. (239) 325-8321 What surprised the team, however, was the reaction to the Osegueda deal. One guy sent an e-mail saying he would never attend another game if we let that young man announce the opener, Mr. Gilner says. We thought this was a nice little thing to do, even a little inspirational. But some people did not like it at all. But so what? Jeff Mielke, executive director of the Lee County Sports Authority, believes the Miracle has been tremendously important in helping to publicize the local sports scene. We are getting recognized as a sports town, he says, and that is partly through the efforts of the Miracle. Mr. Mielke teaches a class in sports event management at Florida Gulf Coast University, and his students study the Miracles promotional style. (The Miracle) hire really good people, energetic people who come up with good ideas and work as a team, he says. The students love working and studying with the people there. I liken what the Miracle does with promotions to what the Saturday Night Live writing crew does. It is a collaborative effort.The good, the bad, the sillyDespite the accolades, the edginess doesnt always sit well with everyone even with committed fans of the team. Patrick Geraghty, a well-known Fort Myers trial attorney, brings an interesting and unusual perspective to this situation. He is a fan of the team and attends several Miracle games every year. He also is the son of the late Ben Geraghty, a legendary minor league manager in the 1950s and early 1960s who Hank Aaron often has cited as the greatest baseball man he ever encountered. Furthermore, Patrick Geraghty yields to no one in his fervent support of the athletic teams representing the University of Florida, the Miracles persistent nemesis. Some (of the promotions) are clever, and some cross the line, Mr. Geraghty says. Some of what they did with the University of Florida was, I thought, unnecessary. But I realize that as a Florida fan I might react differently from someone who isnt. My view is a little skewed. Generally, though, Mr. Geraghty gives the Miracle staff good marks for energy and inventiveness. When asked how his hardnosed, no-nonsense father, who was twice selected by The Sporting News as Minor League Manager of the Year, might view the promotions, Mr. Geraghty replies: Were dad (who died in 1963) to come back today, he wouldnt believe it, and he wouldnt appreciate it. He would not be happy at all with the sorts of things they do. Despite the barbs tossed at his beloved University of Florida, Mr. Geraghty says the most egregious lapse in taste committed by the Miracle occurred the night they served hamburger patties sandwiched between Krispy Kreme doughnuts. Now, that was bad, he says. The Miracle brain trust realizes it faces a delicate balance in that it must lure the casual fan while still maintaining the allegiance of the more sophisticated and knowledgeable baseball aficionado who treasures the game itself and not the circus-like trappings that accompany it. Mr. Sharp is convinced that the gimmicks and stunts have helped the club, which began play in 1992, maintain attendance at about 1,800 per game even during the economic recession. The club set a record for attendance in 2008 when 124,749 fans turned out for games at Hammond Stadium. But not everything is aimed at the bizarre and offbeat. There are the Sunday deals that are geared toward families, for example, in which four people can get tickets, four drinks, four hot dogs and a program for $25. Thats a good deal anywhere, Mr. Sharp says. The next promotion that appears to have the potential for widespread publicity and abundant craziness is Public Apology Night, which will take place this season. According to Mr. Sharp, the Miracle will invite special guests who owe the world an apology. Invitees will include blowhard, corrupt politicians and scandal-ridden celebrities. A microphone will be placed on the field, and anyone celebrity, politician or just plain, ordinary fans will be allowed no, make that encouraged to take center stage and issue a public apology for anything they deem worthy of such an act of contrition. Mr. Sharp will not reveal the list of famous guests who will be sought, but he does say that Mel Gibson has a wide-open invitation. Mr. Sharp and Mr. Gliner are somewhat coy when asked to discuss what promotions have been considered and then discarded for reasons of taste. Mr. Gliner says some things, such as the gulf oil spill, simply do not translate well to the promotional arena. Mr. Sharp concurs and adds that there was one possible promotion that received a fair amount of attention and discussion before finding its way to the trash bin. It was Immigration Night, he says with a sly smile. We finally set that aside. You will not see an Immigration Night here. And, for that, the Miracle faithful can give thanks perhaps to Saint Tim (Tebow), if they so choose. COURTESY PHOTOMike Veeck engineered the most disastrous baseball stunt of all time,Disco Demolition Night for the Chicago White Sox. 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(That child could then become an anchor, subsequently making it easier for the parents to acquire green cards.) Also, The Washington Post reported in July that three agencies in China, with U.S. affiliates, offer similar packages to their affluent citizens, whose primary concern seems to be providing their children access to a U.S. education as an alternative to Chinas expensive, competitive system. Drinking stories A naked, 47-year-old man was taken to an El Paso, Texas, burn center in July after friends won a bet and got to set his prosthetic leg on fire, and it spread to his body. The man admitted to police that he had lost fair-and-square, by downing only six beers. He was treated for several days and released. In June, two 34-year-old men in Horsham, Australia, underwent surgery as a result of a plan hatched during a drinking bout. They had both wondered if it hurt to get shot and thus obliged each other. Questionable judgments At press time, the city council of Barre, Vt., continues to debate extending its pet leash law to cats, following a womans complaint that a neighbors cat continues to foul her yard with droppings. In the few towns that try to enforce leash laws on cats, a main rationale has been to protect friendly birds. (The late U.S. statesman Adlai Stevenson, when he was governor of Illinois, once rejected such a law, terming leashing against the nature of the cat.) Hard Time, Hard Luck: Harry Jackson, 26, was in jail in Woodbine, Ga., in March, on several minor charges such as driving on a suspended license. However, acceding to pressure from fellow inmates, brought on by the jails non-smoking policy, Mr. Jackson agreed to break out, steal cigarettes at a nearby convenience store, and break back in, undetected. (D)ont come back empty-handed, one inmate supposedly warned him. Mr. Jackson was apprehended climbing back in over a fence. In May, a judge sentenced him, for the earlier charges plus the escape and subsequent burglary, to 20 years. Religion in schools In July, a fifth-grade teacher at Jacox Elementary School in Norfolk, Va., resigned under pressure after administrators discovered she was rubbing holy oil on students and their desks during school. Teachers Leslie Rainer and Djuna Robinson were removed from teaching duties at Blanche Ely High School in Pompano Beach, Fla., in March after they were seen sprinkling holy water onto a colleague, a self-described atheist. Other witnesses disputed the details, but the two were charged under the schools anti-bullying policy for aggressiveness toward the other teacher. NEWS OF THE WEIRD BY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATEThings you didnt think happened: Although 85 percent of Americans are covered by health insurance, the figure in Rwanda is 92 percent. In that countrys 11-year-old system, everyone pays $2 a year obviously just for basics. However, Rwandans main problems are more easily treatable infections, malnutrition, malaria, unsafe childbirth and not expensive diabetes, obesity, cholesterol-clogged arteries. In Israels West Bank, Palestinians have a highly competitive race-car season, and one team on the rise this year is the sexism-fighting female squad led by driver Suna Aweida. In July, acknowledging pressure from local Asian activists, officials at the Exchange mall in Rochdale, England, said they would remove the toilets from two of the facilitys restroom stalls and build Nile pans, also known as squat toilets also to Westerners referred to as holes in the ground. The officials said they were trying to serve the many Pakistani and Bangladeshi immigrants living in Greater Manchester. Soccer and sorceryBlack magic failed to secure the World Cup for Africa this year, but on the other hand, the weak host team, South Africa, managed an opening round draw with Mexico and an upset victory over France. Sangomas (traditional healers) spreading muti (powders, potions, animal bones, especially from speedsters like horses and ostriches) had been out in force. World Cup stadium security was tight, but in African league soccer games, it is not uncommon for sangomas, pre-game, to bury animal parts on the field, or to have players urinate on it to improve the karma.
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Sandy has the type of cheerful personality that blends well with our 100-member volunteer staff, and her experience in retail design will really help the stores visual appeal, especially in our ladies boutique, which has been growing fast since we added it last summer. The store initiated an ambitious marketing and publicity campaign earlier this year and has since tripled its charitable contributions to the community through the Naples United Church of Christ outreach programs. With Ms. Goldsteins help, the downtown community thrift store will continue to grow by consistently engaging its clientele through promotions, sales, communications and charitable alliances. The Bargain Box was established in 1975 by women leaders in the community including members of the Naples Womans Club and Womens Fellowship at Naples United Church of Christ. At 331 Eighth St. S., the store is open year round. For more information, call 262-3802. Shelter needs school supplies, storm provisionsWith upwards of 50 adults and children, as well as their pets, residing in The Shelter for Abused Women & Childrens residential/emergency safe-haven this summer, the organization needs community support for hurricane season. Just as the average family needs to have storm supplies on-hand, The Shelter needs those same supplies, times 50 to 60, for the children, adults and pets in our emergency shelter, says Danielle Mordaunt, residential manager. The Shelter welcomes donations of the following new items to assist with its hurricane preparedness plan: batteries, flashlights, canned tuna fish, apple juice, peanut butter and jelly, cereal, Spaghetti-os, canned ravioli, juice boxes, canned fruit, pudding cups, snack foods and baby wipes. In addition to storm supplies, the Shelter is collecting back-to-school items for its young clients. Especially needed are: school clothes and shoes, backpacks, Kleenex, lunchboxes and thermoses, pencils and pens, pocket folders, highlighters, glue sticks, childrens scissors, notebook paper and spiral notebooks, rulers, pencil boxes, construction paper, washable crayons, colored pencils and markers, erasers, calculators, calendars, protractors and Elmers glue. Storm supplies and back-to-school donations can be dropped at The Shelters two thrift stores during normal business hours: Options Thrift Shoppe, 968 Second Ave. N., 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Another Option Thrift Shoppe. 5248 Golden Gate Parkway, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Those interested in seeking further involvement, from businesses to individuals, are invited to host a Back to School Drive or party to help raise awareness and collect donations. For more information, 775-3862, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www. naplesshelter.org. NIFF membership continues to growThe Naples International Film Festival takes place Nov. 4-7. Memberships for 2010 are now on sale for $35 for student; $60, Superstar; and $100, Superstar dual membership. NIFF members receive priority reservations for opening gala and closing ceremonies and access to NIFF members-only functions. They also enjoy discounts at NIFF affiliate members, as well as free popcorn and soda when purchasing movie tickets at Silverspot Cinema through Nov. 30. The newest members to join are Joel and Arlene Banow, Deborah Smith Ford and Vin and Debby DePasquale. In other news, NIFF recently donated $500 to the Education Foundation of Collier County to fund a Connect with a Classroom grant. Mike Davis Elementary School students will experience hands-on learning via the grant project titled Student Producers: Nutcracker (Grades K-5). For more information, call 775-3456 or visit www.naplesfilmfest.com. Make-A-Wish has volunteer opportunitiesThe Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida needs volunteers with two kinds of expertise: fundraising leaders who have organizational skills and community contacts, and people who can work as wish granters. Fundraisers plan and execute activities such as recruiting sponsors, selling tickets/tables and soliciting in-kind donations of auction items, entertainment, catering, etc. Wish granters work directly with children to discover their heartfelt wishes and then help bring those wishes to fruition. Bilingual Spanishor Creole-speaking volunteers are in great demand, as many Make-A-Wish children have parents for whom English is not their first language. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions. For more information, call 9929474 or visit www.sfla.wish.org. GOLDSTEIN
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA14 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 29-AUGUST 4, 2010 SPORTS BRIEFS Heres whats happening on the links around Collier County: Bonita Bay has added 12 discounted rounds at its Cypress and Sabal golf courses to the 2010 Ultimate Golf Experience Book, which is sold by the ACE Group Classic. The book costs $130 and has 178 discounted rounds at 22 golf courses. It is available at the PGA TOUR SuperStore or by calling 593-3900 or visiting www. theACEGroupClassic.com. The newest edition of the Shark Shootouts Player Pass is available for $110. The booklet features one weekly grounds pass to the Shark Shootout and 52 rounds of golf at 13 championship courses throughout Naples. To order, call 254-9770. The 19th annual Florida Gulf Coast University Founders Cup is set for Friday, Oct. 15, at Grey Oaks Country Club. A buffet lunch will be followed by tournament play with a shotgun start at 1:15 p.m. An awards reception and dinner will follow the game. Registration is $2,000 per foursome and $500 for individuals. Various sponsorship opportunities remain available. All proceeds benefit the FGCU Foundation, which provides funds to enhance scientific, educational and athletic programs at the university. For registration or more information, contact Michelle Kroffke at 590-1074, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.fgcu.edu/foundation. The East Naples Professional Firefighters will hold the second annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Golf Tournament on Sunday, Nov. 14, at the Mustang Club at Lely Resort. The shotgun tee-off begins at 11 a.m. with a better-ball scramble format. Golf package includes a round of golf, cart, prizes, catered banquet and an awards ceremony. All proceeds benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. For more information, call Sean Hunt at 641-2383 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The Immokalee Foundations 2010 Charity Classic Pro-Am Golf Tournament takes place Monday, Nov. 15, at Bay Colony Golf Club. The event pairs foundation supporters with some of the biggest names in golf. Only 24 foursomes, plus the pros, will participate. The tourney begins at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast and golf demonstrations, followed by a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m., and an awards luncheon following the tournament. Entry fees begin at $5,000. All pro-am golfers will receive tickets to a dinner auction Friday, Nov. 12, at The RitzCarlton, Naples. The event benefits The Immokalee Foundations various educational programs. Presenting sponsor for 2010 is Morgan Stanley Smith Barney; gold level sponsors include Bigham Jewelers, Jaguar Naples and Porsche of Naples. For more information or to make reservations, call Lori Apolito at 430-9122. Golfers can tee up for deals and charity tournaments Mark your calendar to lace up your running/walking shoes for these races coming up: The Eagle Lakes Extreme 5K Run and Walk steps out at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, July 31, at Eagle Lakes Community Park. For more information or to register, visit www.EliteEvents.org. The North Collier Regional Rampage 5K takes place at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 28. For more information or to register, visit www.EliteEvents.org. The sixth annual 5K Run/ Brain Power Walk coordinated by the Naples Pilot Foundation joins the John Clay 5K Run and Walk on Labor Day weekend, Saturday, Sept. 4. Registration opens at 6 a.m. and the race sets out at 7:30 a.m. Registration for runners is $10 for students and $10 for adults; walkers pay $10 to stroll the 2-mile course. Signup deadline is 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2. Proceeds benefit Project Lifesaver and efforts to promote awareness and education of brain injuries and brain disorders such as autism and Alzheimers disease. Project Lifesaver uses transmitters to locate people with brain disorders who have wandered from home. For more information, call 434-9786 or e-mail email@example.com. The Shark Shootout Charities 5K Race sets out at 7 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at The RitzCarlton Golf Resort and meanders through the Tiburon residential community. Registration is $25 in advance and $30 on race day ($10 for ages 18 and under) and includes one daily grounds ticket to the Shootout. Proceeds will benefit CureSearch National Childhood Cancer Foundation. For more information, visit www. thesharkshootout.com/5K.php. The Naples Half Marathon 2011 takes place at 7 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, 2011. Registration opens on Sept. 1. The USATF-certified course begins on Fifth Avenue South and returns to Cambier Park. Pursuant to USATF rules, in-line skates, baby joggers or strollers and bicycle support are not allowed on the course. There is a time limit of 2 hours and 45 minutes, due to course closure restrictions. For more information, call 262-5653 or 434-9786 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Make a run for it
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 WEEKLYA16 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 29-AUGUST 4, 2010 Classes for coping with vision lossLighthouse of Collier Inc., Center for Blindness and Vision Loss is collaborating with the Division of Blind Services to present classes to help people who are going blind or having vision loss. Classes take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Monday and Thursday. Topics cover include: 1. Skills for safe, independent navigation at home, work or in the community. 2. Skills to live independently and safely at home: tactile medication labeling, cooking, money identification, grooming and other daily living tasks. 3. Use of assistive technology, from large print displays and Braille, to accessing e-mail and the Internet with talking PCs. Classes take place at Lighthouse of Collier new headquarters, 424 Bayfront Place. Lighthouse of Collier Inc. also has magnifiers and optical character readers available to the public for evaluation from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. For more information, call 4303934 or visit www.lighthouseofcollier.org. Bereavement support on MarcoJoell Canglin, a licensed clinical social worker and bereavement manager at Vitas Innovative Hospice Care, leads a weekly bereavement support group on Marco Island for those dealing with loss. Sessions are from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Thursday in the boardroom at IberiaBank Marco. For more information, call Ms. Canglin at 384-9495 or Keith Dameron at IberiaBank at 734-1021. TO YOUR HEALTH HEALTHY LIVING No one is more important to the day-to-day success of NCH than our 1,000 bedside nurses. Under the guidance of Michele Thoman, our chief nursing officer, we are examining and refining our nursing practices, moving toward what is known as shared governance. Simply stated, shared governance is an evolutionary process that depends on participation from bedside nurses and listening from nursing leadership. Were achieving this at NCH through the formation of eight shared governance councils within nursing. The Practice Council, the first team in place, is the cornerstone of the process. P.J. Morter, a nighttime registered nurse in the ICU, and Critical Care Clinical Coordinator Jennifer Ringle co-chair the council and are well on their way toward assessing, recommending and refining best professional practices among NCH nurses. The Recruitment, Retention and Recognition Council will focus on attracting and keeping the very best nurses. For example, ICU nurse Noele Levin has suggested refining our reward policies for nurses who continue their professional training. This is typical of the suggestions this council will consider. The Professional Alliance Council will be responsible for setting the mission, clarifying the vision and defining the values. Once again, the NCH nursing model will be determined by the entire team unit secretaries, care technicians, LPNs, RNs and all others in nursing. The Quality and Safety Council will initially engage managers and directors in this core critical area; bedside nurses will transition into the process. One early project will be to create a quality scorecard, focused first on human resources, quality and finances for each unit and then rolled into a system scorecard for everyone to share. These quality scorecards will form the basis of essential metrics at NCH. The Information Technology Council will deal with our rapidly expanding computer technology. NCH already stands among the top 220 of 5,000 hospitals in the country. Our rapid technological growth, thanks largely to our Cerner Corp. partner, has necessitated that this council be formed way before we originally thought it would be needed. Pediatrics, critical care, emergency room, med/surg and psychiatry will undergo significant documentation changes, removing extraneous data and ensuring capture of essential data. The Education Council will focus on nursings relationship with patients and families, knowing that they do so much better when they understand their illnesses, treatments and prognosis. The half-life of medical knowledge is less than five years, so we have much yet to learn in this key area. The Evidence-based Nursing Practice and Research Council is still in the embryonic stage. As shared governance matures, we will be active members of the professional academic nursing guild. We will share our best practices which have led to more than 90 objective awards with other institutions as we continue to learn. The Collaborative Council will be composed of all of the other council chairs and the executive nursing team. Our goal in sharing communication that emanates from the bedside is to create a culture where everyone takes ownership, pride and satisfaction in how we serve the community. Shared governance is a huge step in our evolution as a nationally recognized health-care leader. Stay tuned for updates in the months ahead on this and other leadership fronts. Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System. NCH nurses lead the journey toward shared governance STRAIGHT TALK allenWEISS email@example.com (emergency department)ED BY KELLY MERRITTSpecial to Florida Weekly Its something we all dread having to take a loved one, or ourselves, to the emergency room. Dealing with a medical emergency can be stressful and confusing, but seasoned professionals have advice and tips that can reduce both stress and confusion. Florida Weekly turned to Roberta Braun, a ventilator weaning protocol clinical specialist who has tended to thousands of emergent cases in her 20-year career, and to Bobbie Hamilton, a registered nurse and director of emergency services at Physicians Regional-Pine Ridge, for their expertise. For starters, we learned that nowadays the pros reference the ED for emergency department rather than the old-fashioned ER for emergency room. After you arrive at the ED, a complex triage begins that eventually results in patient treatment, Ms. Hamilton says. Present to the registration desk and explain the nature of your visit, because its important we determine the acuity of your illness and whether we need to immediately provide you with anything (such as a mask if you are experiencing flulike symptoms), Ms. Hamilton says. As for the wait, Ms. Braun says it all depends on how sick you appear. Her advice is the same as Ms. Hamiltons: When you first arrive at the ED, go straight to the triage desk and check in. Your situation will dictate how long of a wait you will have. SEE EMERGENCY, A17 Medical pros have tipsto lessen stress and confusionin theCOURTESY PHOTO
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Glasser, M.D. Penny J. Orr, O.D. Leonard Avril, O.D. Brian Marhue, O.D. Cannot be used in conjunction with any insurance or other promotions. Offers expire 10/31/2010NAPLES 594-0124 ASK ABOUTOUR SUMMERLASIK SPECIALOffer Expires 8/14/2010 There are a few things you must bring to the ED; not having these things in your possession complicates the process. They include the obvious: your insurance information and an emergency contact name. Your emergency contact is more important than you might think. In the event you become incapacitated and cannot speak, your emergency contact could provide vital information that could save your life. Program ICE into your cell phone and list your emergency contact information with the ICE contact name. ICE is the now widely recognized acronym for In Case of Emergency. Also in the notes section of your ICE contact tab, list any and all medications and allergies you take or suffer from. When treating emergency patients who are gravely ill, medical professionals are increasingly searching cell phones for this critical information. Cell phone user or not, always carry a list of important contacts and all medications youre taking. Even something as simple as a daily baby aspirin can cause life-threatening complications if not disclosed before many kinds of treatments. Supplements, including vitamins, can also cause complications. For example, some ingredients in multi-vitamins can block anti-clotting medications that doctors often use in heart attack patients. Make sure to write down on the ED form if you are allergic to any medications, foods, etc This is very important for your treatment, Ms. Braun says. If possible, she adds, it is a very good idea to bring a list of your current medications or bring all your prescription bottles with you in a bag so you dont have to remember what youre taking. And if you have a home oxygen tank or compressor, take it with you to the ED, she says. Ms. Hamilton suggests patients also bring legal identification (a drivers license or stateissued identification card) along with your insurance card, as well as any significant medical records from other facilities you may have this is especially important if you have recent scans that might require comparison analysis from a radiologist, for example. Now you know what to bring to the ED. But there are several things you should never allow to tag along. Some of them, like weapons, could result in your being denied treatment. Pets are not allowed in the ED, either, unless they are therapy dogs. Ms. Hamilton also suggests leaving anything considered of value (money, jewelry, electronics, etc.) safe at home. EMERGENCYFrom page A16 ED dos and donts>> Dont panic. Try to remain as calm as possible in every situation. >> Keep in mind when you are waiting that the physician and the charge nurse in the ED, not the person checking you in, are responsible for how long your wait is. >> Choose an urgent care facility if your issue is less serious. Your wait time will usually be a lot shorter. >> Ask questions throughout the ED experience. Its important to convey any questions, concerns or needs to the medical team. >> Be as speci c as possible when answering questions about your reason for being there. >> Understand that there are some patients with more acute illnesses that require more immediate care. >> Do not leave the ED unless a member of the medical team is aware that you are doing so. However, if there is a long wait and youre in pain or getting worse, take action. Tell the staff in the waiting room that you are getting worse and ask them to pass this information along to the charge nurse or supervisor as soon as possible, says Ms. Braun. The emergency department is always staffed with a trained registered nurse adept at assessing symptoms and urgency, so make sure you tell the nurse how much pain you are in. Nuviva Medical Weight Loss, formerly known as NewLife Medical Weight Loss, has opened in the Baker Center at 201 Eighth St. S., Suite 103, offering its fourstep program under the medical guidance of Dr. Brian Bozza, who also oversees client care at the North Naples office. The downtown office is led by Charles Bertucci, a former sports nutrition counselor who holds a bachelors degree in exercise physiology from the University of South Florida. Alex Joseph, CEO of Nuviva Medical Weight Loss, says plans are under way to franchise the concept that he and Vice President Jeff Delaney founded in 2008. Mr. Delaney manages the North Naples office. The Nuviva program that combines weight-loss medications with supplements and multi-phased diet/nutrition programs, exercise regimens, education and an extensive support system to help people reach their weight-loss goals. For more information, call 384-9115. Nuviva Medical Weight Loss opens second Naples location Bloodmobile is on the moveThe Community Blood Center bloodmobile, an affiliate of NCH, will be at the following locations: 8-11 a.m. Thursday, July 29: NABOR headquarters, 1455 Pine Ridge Road 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, July 30, Publix at Pelican Strand Free hot dog, chips and soda for donors. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 31, and Sunday, Aug. 1, Hollywood 20-Naples, 6006 Hollywood Blvd. Free movie ticket for successful donors. CBC headquarters are in the NCH Medical Plaza, 311 Ninth St. Donation hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Call 436-5455 for more information. In Bonita Springs, the CBC is in Sunshine Plaza, 9170 Bonita Beach Road. Blood donors are welcome from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Monday, Thursday and Friday. Call 495-1138 for more information. Take a walk for SWF hearts Hit the pavement to help fight heart disease and stroke. The 17th annual Collier County Start! Heart Walk takes place Saturday, Nov. 6, at Cambier Park. For details, contact Teresa McInnis at 287-4981 or teresa.mcinnis@ heart.org. Lee Countys walk is Saturday, Dec. 11, at Centennial Park in Fort Myers. For details, contact Leslie Amick at 273-9223 or leslie. firstname.lastname@example.org. Get Florida Weekly delivered to your mailbox for only$2995*PER YEAR*Rates are based on standard rate postage. A one-year in-county subscription will cost $29.95 to cover shipping and handling. Call for out-of-county and out-of-state postage and pricing options. Subscribe online at www.FloridaWeekly.com or Call 239.325.1960
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 29-AUGUST 4, 2010 Pets of the Week >> Caramel is a 9-month-old Guinea pig. Hes a handsome lad, friendly and gentle. His $20 adoption fee includes his cage.>> Pearl is an American bulldog mix. Shes about 2 years old, and shes super friendly. Her adoption fee is $75.>> Sadie is a big and beautiful 5-year-old tabby. She gives cute poses for all and loves to be petted. Her adoption fee is $55.>> Miss Chloe is a friendly and quiet 2-year-old cat who enjoys the company of other cats and adores people. Her adoption fee is $55.To adopt a petAll dogs and cats adopted from The Humane Society Naples come with a medical exam, vaccinations, sterilization surgery, ID microchip and 30 days of pet health insurance. Visit the animals ready for adoption at 370 Airport-Pulling Road N. Adoption center hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Call 643-1555 or visit www.HSNaples.org. Pucci & CatanaLuxury Pet BoutiqueExclusive Collections: BowHaus NYC, Louis Vuitton, Roberto Cavalli, Oscar Newman, Juicy Pet Couture, Dean & Tyler, Unleashed Life Open 7 days a week, 10am-10pm 647 Fifth Avenue South, Naples(239) 263-WOOF (9663)Style. Urban Chic. Trendy GRAND OPENING Sunday August 1, 2010 Of cial Ribbon Cutting at 2:00pm on Sunday BY KIM CAMPBELL THORNTON__________________________Universal UclickVeterinary specialists offer hope with advanced care optionsnary oncologist, says she has never known a patient who recovered faster than Josh. Then theres Emma, whose problems began in 2002 with frequent sneezing and progressed to a bloody nose and other symptoms. A rhinoscopy showed that the 6-year-old cat had nasal lymphoma. Her oncologist, Dr. Mona Rosenberg, told owner Sharon Golding that the average life span after diagnosis of this disease is eight to 10 months, but her longest surviving patient lasted nine years. Golding chose to start Emma on chemotherapy, a regimen that lasted for three years. Emma is now 14 and has been cancer-free for eight years. Ms. Golding has a goal: Were going to beat Dr. Rosenbergs record.Linda Hettich can barely hold back Tessa until the signal comes for the dock-diving black Labrador retriever to go airborne. Diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma, Tessa had her tumor removed surgically by Dr. Rosenberg and began radiation treatment. Two weeks after the first treatment, Tessa competed in a dock-diving event and jumped 23 feet, 2 inches, a personal best. Today, shes the only Iron Dog a dock diver that competes in all three divisions of the sport who is a cancer survivor, and as a therapy dog she is an inspiration to patients at the cancer center where she visits. Her determination is like none Ive ever seen, Hettich says.Finally, theres Missy the mystery. If human, her case would probably inspire the writers of the television drama House, in which diagnosticians face a new medical puzzle each week. Veterinary internal medicine specialist Dr. Steve Hill says Missys mystery ended with a shocking diagnosis: Missy had leishmaniasis, a disease caused by a protozoan organism and most commonly seen in the Mediterranean. Its so rare in the U.S. that the Centers for Disease Control became involved after the diagnosis was made. Theres no cure, but Missy has responded well to treatment.I think you can tell from all the owners who have spoken today how important the partnership is between the primary care vet, the specialty vets and the owners, says Joy Koda, one of Missys owners, along with Jon Rosen. The extent of Missys problems didnt deter either of them. We got Missy from the pound when she was probably 2 to 3 years old, Ms. Koda says. She has enriched our lives incredibly. When it came to taking care of her, we were committed to that.While it used to be that veterinary specialists including internists such as oncologists and cardiologists, and other board-certified veterinarians such as surgeons and dermatologists were found only at schools and colleges of veterinary medicine, these days most urban centers have specialty groups as well. The advances in veterinary medicine in just the last couple of decades have been dramatic, and these days many of the same lifesaving options in human medicine are also available to pets, often through skilled veterinary specialists. Still, the idea that advanced treatments for cancer and other diseases or injuries are too much to put a pet through remains a common one, says Dr. Sandy Willis, a veterinarian who specializes in internal medicine. But Josh, Tessa, Missy and Emma would surely beg to differ. The three dogs and one cat bore mute testimony to the power of veterinary medicine and an owners love at the 2010 conference of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, held recently in Anaheim, Calif. The pets are all survivors three of cancer, and one of a rare disease called leishmaniasis thanks to their owners observations and perseverance in seeking care, as well as to the treatment they received after being referred to veterinary specialists. Josh is a perfect example of how far specialty care has come. Just 17 hours after his first surgery to remove a large abdominal mass, the 8-year-old golden retriever was running enthusiastically to greet his owner. Josh has since had three more surgeries, plus chemotherapy, and every time it is all the vet techs can do to restrain him so he can recover safely. Dr. Brenda Phillips, a veteri-PET TALES Modern marvels Josh, a canine cancer survivor known for his boundless energy, takes an uncharacteristically mellow view of being one of the stars at a media conference in a veterinary hospital.
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He starts his quest feeling strong and bearing gifts. But as he enters more deeply into the strange land, he forgets his mission. Then he even forgets his identity. A letter from his own land, from those there who love him, reawakens him. He finally remembers his purpose, and he finally brings home the pearl. This song of the freedom of awakened and successful mission was written by the doubting apostle Thomas as he awaited his martyrs death in a prison in India. He had heard the parable of the pearl of great price, and like the person in that parable Thomas gave all, even his life, for the one treasure. There would be many other pearl stoMUSINGS Rx email@example.com Immiscible 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.Here all-that-is is net, with precious perfectly reflective jewel at each interstice. And in each jewel is unique vision of all the rest. And I remember the Buddhist lotus, born of mud and filth, yet infinitely precious, birthplace of jewels that fulfill all wishes. Pirates crave this: To be all, mixed up. ries, some with curses, like the Steinbeck pearl. And there are many ladies, tremendously proper in their wearing of the pearls. But this Hymn of the Pearl is a Gnostic text. This philosophical perspective images the world as intensely dualistic, in high contrast hues of good and evil. There is implied a cosmological struggle between a world of spiritual good light and an axis of evil material darkness. Pearls are preciously embedded in the dueling dualistic, made of nacre, the stuff of the inside of mollusk shells. This nacre is a composite material, both organic and inorganic. And to make pearl, nacre comes to rescue soft mollusk insides from some small bit of hard outside invasion. And what emerges is iridescent, shifting colors of surfaces dependent upon point of view. Visions like those given, too, by soap bubbles, b utterfly wings, seashells and oil afloat on water. Oil and water is the epitome of immiscible. Intermolecular bonds and buoyancy forces prohibit mixing, matching, homogeneity. Like George W. Bush, oil and water do not do nuance. There is no syncretism, no attempts to reconcile the contrary. Manichaeism, an Iranian version of Gnostic worldview, posits that the material world was created by demiurges, imperfect or evil entities that unskillfully played with the breath of the all-good supreme God who created the spiritual realms. What emerged from demiurge play was irredeemable befouled worlds in conflict with the essential goodness emerging from the fullness of Gods non-material spirit. Like oil and water, the pleroma, the fullness of divine power and goodness, is seen as eternally separate from material worlds and material girls and boys. There are birds encased in crude, and there are birds aloft, fancy and free and good. But in the pearl is the hope of something other, of the impossibly all-good homogeneity. In the pearl there is both invading object and lovely iridescence. And all this out of composite organic/inorganic.I am inspired to hold this in mind. Perhaps in mind even oil and water can be hieros gamos, archetypal divine marriage. Perhaps there will be the birthing of new birds, of pearls pried from serpents mouths.I remember the Hindu Net of Indra. Get Florida Weekly delivered to your mailbox for only$2995*PER YEAR*Rates are based on standard rate postage. A one-year in-county subscription will cost $29.95 to cover shipping and handling. Call for out-of-county and out-of-state postage and pricing options. 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BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUSINESS INDUSTRY BSECTIONWEEK OF JULY 29-AUGUST 4, 2010 WEEK at-a-glance Red carpet welcomeHilton Naples hosts Florida Society of Association Executives. B7 Who knew?The Motley Fool says goodwill sometimes means purchased at a premium. B6 A marvelous modelStock Development rolls out the Majestic at Lely Resort. B9 Solar solution?The solar power industry is poised to create jobs and spur economic growth, not to mention reduce carbon emissions. Its way more on the front burner for people, said Brian Goldberg, owner of Advanced Solar & Spa in Fort Myers. Weve invested in our marketing campaign more dollars in the last year than we probably ever have. People are ready for it now. Governments are trying to encourage that growth by alleviating the most significant hurdle: upfront costs. But its often been one step forward and one back in the process. A federal tax incentive allowing a 30 percent tax deduction on solar heaters or photovoltaic panels is still good through 2016. But Floridas program to provide rebates on solar products ran out of money even before it ended on June 30, and wasnt renewed. That shows you the demand thats out there, says Steve Hart, head of Collier Countys Energy Task Force. The latest effort by Florida lawmakers allows cities and counties to create a pool of money, through municipal bonds or other means, to lend to property owners for energy-saving improvements. However, this program has run into a major snag recently after the Federal Housing Finance Agency pulled its support. Heres how the program works, in general. You get to choose whatever products or contractor you like to retrofit your home, if theyre related to saving energy or storm-proofing your home. The cost is added to your yearly property tax assessment with interest over a 20 year period. Its passed on to whoever owns the real-estate during that time. Called PACE, or Property Assessed Clean Energy, it was signed into law by Gov. Charlie Christ in June. Lee, Charlotte and Collier counties are all moving forward to start their own versions of PACE. Not only will it save energy, it will put people to work and also maybe create a new industry in Charlotte County, said Charlotte County Commissioner Bob Starr. PACE comes as other efforts have been phased out or ended. For example, mayors and commissioners from every Southwest Florida county supported a plan to switch the regions homeowners, over a few decades, from electric hot water heaters to solar water heaters. The idea stalled when a federal grant fell through. A solar water heater averages $4,000. Without the (Florida) rebate program they dont look very attractive, is what it amounts to, said Bob Long, owner of Stilwell Solar in Port Charlotte. Some say PACE could solve the problem of cost for many. The Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association has received a $383,000 grant from Workforce Florida Inc. to provide customized Quick Response Training for new and expanding businesses. Eight Southwest Florida manufacturers and SRMA members will benefit from the QRT grant, which will fund 168 new, full-time permanent jobs as well as skills enhancement for 261 existing employees. The eight companies are: Fort Myers-based Storm Smart Industries and Pall Corp.; Cape Coral-based JRL Ventures/Marine Concepts; Naplesbased Air Technology, Loos & Company, Pelican Wire and Structured Medical; and Forestry Resources, with locations throughout Southwest Florida. The SRMA strives to bring our members information and opportunities that will help them continue to grow their business in Southwest Florida, says Chet Sadler, executive director of the association. Having worked with Workforce Florida in the past, we were able to notify our members of this incredible grant opportunity and guide them through the application process. The QRT grant money will play a critical role in continuing to create high-paying jobs in Southwest Florida, he adds. The eight companies have planned more than 50 customized training courses to be funded by the QRT grant. Training will begin immediately and continue under the terms of the grant for two years. Edison State College will act as the fiscal agent overseeing the requirements of the grant and the distribution of funds. Created in 1993 by state statute and administered by Workforce Florida, the QRT program has provided customized training for more than 100,600 employees in more than 300 businesses and industries throughout Florida. To learn more about the SRMA, visit www.srma.net or call Mr. Sadler at 6344295. To learn more about Workforce Florida, visit www.employflorida.com. SEE SOLAR, B5 BY EVAN WILLIAMS ____________________ewilliams@ oridaweekly.comWithout the (Florida) rebate program they dont look very attractive, is what it amounts to. Bob Long, owner of Stilwell Solar in Port CharlotteIncentive programs plagued with cuts, uncertaintyEight companies will share $383,000 grant to fund training SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY
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The list of agencies is long: school districts, special purpose agencies, seaports and airports, transportation authorities, redevelopment agencies, etc. These bonds were once considered to be some of the safest of investment havens. There was a sense by the buyers that an A-rated (or better) bond was truly that. But all that is changing and coming into question. Besides categorizing munis by type of issuer, they are sliced and diced by the source of income to pay the bond: either general obligations; bonds secured by a specific source of revenue, including port fees, highway tolls, subway tolls, etc.; or assessment bonds such as those to be paid by a property tax assessment. Once simple or, at least, once simpler, the muni market has been getting a lot more complicated. Credit quality issues and questions of possible default have made this onceincomplex investment a bit more of a gamble. The most secure muni was the general obligation bond and it generally was awarded the lowest interest rate. More frequently, buyers of munis are wanting revenue bonds as they feel that the specific source of income to pay the bond is better than a general obligation bond, which looks to overall taxation. This is a concern in states where taxation is at peak levels and the citizenry vociferously objects to further taxation. Often, these citizens are leaving the state en masse. A few states are running a budget surplus and they are OK. Many states are running deficits, yet these debts are considered manageable in the context of the states overall debt burden and they are OK. However, several states are in the proverbial dinger. Absent federal government guarantees or draconian costcutting in these states, the credit markets will eventually be closed or they will default. Not that they want it that way, it is just that the debt burden will make it that way. California, New York and Illinois are states with the greatest challenges. For a long time, all of them particularly California had issues. Post the Great Recession, their problems ballooned and are getting larger daily and they are now constant media topics.What is amazing is that California, which has a huge $20 billion budget deficit, is still able to go to the credit markets and issue several billion dollars of muni debt. And more amazing is that the premium interest rate vis--vis other states was not 5 percent or the like. The premium was mere 1.2 percent higher in a recent debt issuance.How so? How can such a bad balance sheet and awful budget deficit allow such? Simply put, the buyers feel that there is little chance that the bonds will default; something in the budget will be cut before the state defaults and locks itself out of the credit markets. During the Great Depression in the 1930s, there were about 2000 municipalities that went into bankruptcy, but none defaulted. They instead restructured their debts. Probably the biggest bust of recent times was 1994 in Orange County, an initial default that was ultimately cured. Because of this history, which some have quantified to be a default rate of less than a quarter of one percent for all general obligation bonds, muni buyers have traditionally preferred general obligation bonds. The history for special project and industrial project finance has not fared as well. Some great projects have failed and revenue streams have disappeared and bond holders did not get payment.So, bottom line, which is safer? General obligations or revenue bonds? This is where an investment specialist is of huge help and importance. Anyone can look at a credit rating on a bond and inform you. But investment firms that specialize in municipals are often ahead of the curve they usually do their own analysis and know whether a particular muni credit is improving or deteriorating and, even if you want to take the heightened credit risk, they can tell you if you are being sufficiently paid for the risk. As a muni investor, you might want to think about several things. Muni experts are exactly that; they are not common stock or international stock experts. They generally stick to their knitting with munis and are up to date on issues specific to this market. You might want to defer to an expert in this area. If not, then seek counsel from your investment adviser and specifically consider the debt burden of the entity and make sure you are satisfied that the revenue stream is certain, proven and will continue even in poor economic times. 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
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF JULY 29-AUGUST 4, 2010 BUSINESS BRIEFS Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida will induct Dr. William Figlesthaler, managing partner/ shareholder at Specialists in Urology, and Len Zaiser III, president, CEO and founder of Structure Medical, into the 2010 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County, at a dinner and awards ceremony Oct. 27 at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. The award recognizes business leaders who are outstanding entrepreneurs and serve as role models for youth through their professional accomplishments and commitment to the community. Dr. Figlesthaler started the small Naples urology group Specialists in Urology in 1997. Since then, the practice has grown to include 15 physicians, more than 250 employees and seven full-service facilities from Fort Myers to Marco Island. The focus has been expanded to include surgery centers, radiation oncology centers and a clinical pathology lab. The practices clinical research department participates in 15 to 20 clinical trials at any given time. Supporting his employees and giving back to the community are priorities for Dr. Figelsthaler. The Specialists in Urology team participates in the American Cancer Societys Relay For Life and supports organizations that help those suffering from abuse and breast cancer. The company is also a major sponsor of the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County. For seven years running, Specialists in Urology has provided free prostate cancer screenings with thousands of free exams and blood tests in Lee and Collier counties. They also lead the local chapters of Us Too International and Man to Man, which are national prostate cancer educational and support groups. A lifelong entrepreneur, Mr. Zaiser has founded many companies within the medical device and aerospace industries and holds multiple patents for his inventions. He has been recognized for his unique engineering talent and creative ability using state-of-the-art precision machine tools and equipment. He is the founder, president and CEO of Structure Medical LLC, a leading manufacturer of medical implant products that are used by orthopedic surgeons to treat disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic surgeons use these medical devices to treat trauma, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, tumor and congenital conditions. Mr. Zaiser founded the Naples-based company in 2004 and established a second facility in Mooresville, N.C., two years later. Today the company is a top 1 percent supplier to global industry leaders. Mr. Zaiser is also a philanthropist, giving back to the community through organizations such as Boys & Girls Club of Collier County, Naples High School Academic Booster Club and The Community School of Naples. Dr. Figlesthaler and Mr. Zaiser will join a distinguished group of individuals who have been inducted into the Business Hall of Fame since it was founded in 1987. Many Collier County students involved with Junior Achievement will attend the Hall of Fame event, where they will interact with local professionals and practice their etiquette skills.Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida provides in-school and afterschool programs for students in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties that focus on three key content areas: work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy.Tickets and sponsorship opportunities for the 2010 Hall of Fame evening are available now. Proceeds benefit local Junior Achievement programs. For more information, call 225-2590 or visit www. JASWFL.org. Junior Achievement announces 2010 business laureatesFIGLESTHALER ZAISER The 16th annual Southwest Florida Blue Chip Community Business Award coordinated and sponsored by BB&TOswald Trippe and Company recognizes small businesses that have overcome adversity to achieve success.Charlotte, Collier and Lee County forprofit businesses that have been in operation for at least three years and employ five to 400 people are eligible for the award. Applications for the 2010 awards must be submitted no later than Sept. 13 and are available by contacting Stacey Mercado at 433-7189 or SMercado@BBandT.com.Independent judges will select the winning entry. The awards luncheon will take place Thursday, Nov. 4, at Harborside Event Center in Fort Myers, where the keynote speaker will be Olympic gold medalist and aerial skier Nikki Stone.We are honored to have sponsored the Blue Chip Award program for 16 years, says Gary Trippe, CIC, managing director of BB&T-Oswald Trippe and Company. We believe it is vital to recognize small businesses in our communities who have overcome adversity and are willing to share their successes as lessons for all of us.The Southwest Florida Blue Chip Community Business Award is endorsed by the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce, Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce, Charlotte County Economic Development Office, Christian Chamber of Southwest Florida, City of Cape Coral Economic Development Office, Economic Development Council of Collier County, Edison State College, Englewood-Cape Haze Area Chamber of Commerce, Florida Gulf Coast University, Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, Gulfshore Business, Hodges University, Lee County Economic Development Office/Horizon Council, Lehigh Acres Chamber of Commerce, Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce, Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce, Southwest Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, The Chamber of Southwest Florida, The Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce.Founded in 1982, Oswald Trippe and Company is the largest employee-owned insurance agency in Southwest Florida. In 2009, the company merged with BB&T Insurance Services, the nations seventh largest insurance broker. The firm has offices in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Holmes Beach, Miami, Naples, Ocala, Sarasota and Weston, Fla. Businesses invited to apply for 2010 Blue Chip awards New Modern Home has opened its flagship occasional store in Village Plaza shopping center at 2381 Davis Blvd. The home accessories shop will be open only four days a month, the first Saturday through Tuesday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Occasional stores are exactly what their name suggests: shops that open on a particular occasion. The intrigue of shopping at an occasional store is that merchandise is restocked throughout the monthly sale dates, and each month brings new finds to discover. Owner Janele Smith promises New Modern Home will have something for every homeowner/decorator, Whether you are looking for something decorative or functional, vintage or contemporary, elegant or quirky, ornate or unadorned. She adds, Our aim is to offer an ever-changing mix of home decor items that are not mainstream as well as limited in quantity. Ms. Smith says plans are for five New Modern Home locations in the Southeast. The August dates for New Modern Home in Naples are Saturday, Aug. 7, through Tuesday, Aug. 10. For more information, visit www.newmodernhome. com. New Modern Home shop open four days a month Pucci & Catana, a luxury pet boutique at 647 Fifth Ave. S., holds its grand opening party with a ribbon-cutting at 2 p.m. Sunday Aug. 1, followed by a BestDressed Pet contest. Regular hours will be 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.The shop is stocked with haute couture dog clothes, designer pet furniture and an extensive selection of collars and leashes by designers including Louis Vuitton, Juicy Pet, Roberto Cavalli, Dean & Tyler, Unleashed Life, Hartman and Rose, Lou & Luxie and BowHaus NYC. Luxury pet shop opens on Fifth e e l stian P T h on ly
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 29-AUGUST 4, 2010 BUSINESS B5 Were excited, Mr. Goldberg of Advanced Solar & Spa said. From a business point of view, wow, what a great idea to help everybody get into something without a lot of pain, without a lot of money. Were apprehensive to see what the counties do. Some are more aggressive than others. But from a consumer point of view, its a wonderful program. People can choose who they believe is the best contractor to do the work for them. Ideally, savings from energy improvements to homes would offset the cost added to property tax. The value of the property would go up and so would the countys property tax base. (PACE) puts people back to work, it reduces energy use, and it doesnt increase the financial burden of property owners or the debt obligations of local governments, said Mr. Hart of Colliers Energy Task Force. One of the inhibitions of property owners is upfront cost. The beauty of the PACE project is the local government provides the capital to do that. And the retrofits can be anything from bracing up doors and windows to solar installation on the roof to wind turbines. Twenty-two states have approved PACE, modeled after a program started in California in 2007. The program also received federal backing when the Department of Energy awarded various states $150 million to kick-start the programs. But in the last few weeks, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which secure more than half the nations mortgages, stalled the program almost everywhere by refusing to participate in it. The Federal Housing Finance Agency, which oversees Fannie and Freddie, supports that. The FHFA argues that its not in its best interest because PACE loans secured by municipal bonds hold first lien on the property. But others argue those same types of bonds have long been issued to make improvements to projects such as roads or sewers. In response to the FHFAs actions, a group of 30 U.S. congressmen organized the PACE Assessment Protection Act of 2010, which would order the lenders to adopt the PACE program. I dont think anyones in a position to move forward right now (with PACE), even though wed love to, said Don Root, director of the Charlotte County Economic Development Office. Some business owners also say PACE programs might allow consumers too much control over what kinds of improvements they add to their home. For example, if someone bought an expensive solar panel that didnt work very well, the cost would still be added to the property tax assessment each year. PACE is a very creative idea, but it was rushed and they didnt put consumer safeguards in place with it, said Jamie Johnson, owner of Solar Power Electric in Port Charlotte. Theres nothing in it that essentially stops a consumer from putting into place a system that doesnt generate as much energy as they were promised by the contractor. Dell Jones, vice president of Regenesis, a clean-energy company that has worked on large-scale solar projects including electric and hot water, shares that concern. If you buy a system and put it under the PACE program, youre stuck with it, Mr. Jones says. Stuff breaks, lightning strikes, manufacturers go out of business and you cant get warranty or replacement parts. His company has designed projects such as the 2-megawatt field at Florida Gulf Coast University. But Mr. Jones isnt entirely impressed with large solar electric fields, including Florida Power & Lights 25-megawatt field in DeSoto County, when it comes to saving money. Every FPL rate payer is paying for that project despite the less-than-attractive return on investment, Mr. Jones said. By putting in these big glitzy projects, theyre causing rate payers bills to go up, not down. If they spent the same money on water-heating incentives, bills would go down. Regenesis has also partnered with cities, including Lakeland and Cape Canaveral, to make solar hot water a public utility. It is advocating the approach in Southwest Florida as well. It creates jobs in the county, Mr. Jones says. It creates revenue for the county. Its green energy. It doesnt use public funds. And theres a whole lot of consumer protection. If you dont want it, you just tell us and we take it out. SOLARFrom page 1COURTESY PHOTOFGCU solar field Punta Gorda Port Charlotte Fort Myers Cape Coral Naples Bonita Springs Estero Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.com Doing business in Fort Myers or Charlotte County?So are we.DID YOU KNOW FLORIDA WEEKLY offers Total Market Coverage in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties? By distributing a sizable circulation, Florida Weekly is the only local newspaper reaching all 3 counties. Select one, two or all three markets to showcase your product or service today.CONTACT YOUR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE TODAY.Naples Fort Myers Punta Gorda/Port Charlotte
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 BUSINESS WEEK OF JULY 29-AUGUST 4, 2010 A Job Search Support Group meets from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. For more information, contact Karen Klukiewicz at kluk77@comcast. net or visit www.napleschamber.org. Zonta Club of Naples meets at noon on the first Tuesday of the month at the Hilton Naples. RSVP to Sally Sitta at 262-1283. For more information, visit www.zonta-naples.org. Next meeting: Aug. 3. The Economic Development Council of Collier County holds its annual investor group meeting from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, in the Community Room at the Naples Daily News. Registration is $20. For more information, visit www.enaplesflorida.com. The Council of Hispanic Business Professionals meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. Cost is $18 for members and $23 for guests. For more information, visit www.chbpnaples.org. Next meeting: Aug. 4. Insurance Professionals of Collier County has a board meeting from 5:306:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, at Lutgert Insurance, 1395 Panther Lane. For more information, visit www.ipcconline.org. The Collier Building Industry Association meets from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, at New Surface Solutions, 3425 Radio Road. Dinner will be catered by Hooters. Cost is $15 for members. Reservations required. For more information, visit www.cbia.net.An Accelerated Networking Luncheon for members of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce is set for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, at Mulligans Sports Grill. Cost is $15. Registration required by Aug. 4. The luncheon is for members only. Register at www.napleschamber.org. Womens Network of Collier County meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at the Collier Athletic Club. For more information, call 434-5119. Next meeting: Aug. 10. The Bonita Springs Chamber of Commerce holds a Back to Basics Brown Bag Lunch from noon to 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10, at the chamber. Pack your lunch and join speaker Robert Cohen, federal security director for the Southwest Florida International Airport and the Charlotte County Airport. For more information, call 9922943. The Collier County Bar Association holds its real estate luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, at Carrabbas, 4320 N. Tamiami Trail. Jonathan Tolentino will discuss bankruptcy procedures. For more information, visit colliercountybar.org. Lets Make A Deal, the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce 2010 Trade Show, takes place from 3-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, at Edison State College Naples Campus. For more information, visit www.napleschamber. org. BUSINESS MEETINGS THE MOTLEY FOOL Think twice before embracing technical analysis; most good Foolish investors prefer fundamental analysis of stocks. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 29-AUGUST 4, 2010 BUSINESS B7 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. NETWORKING Welcoming reception for annual convention at the Hilton NaplesThe Florida Society of Association Executives Wake Up Naples with the Greater Naples Chamber of CommercePEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY1. Myra Roman and Clem Galindo 2. John Read and Cristi Alvaraz 3. Tom Morrison, Niccole Haschak, Brenda Haschak and Janice Fellows 4. Sue Damon, Debi DeBenedetto and Margie McGlynn 5. Shannon Livingston and Marlene Kern 6. Dawn McConnell and Donald Sawin 7. Kelly and Dean DeFebo Welcoming reception for annual convention at the Hi 1 2 3 5 67 4 Patrick Calman, Kay Maria Bork, Carla Channell and Larry Graham Tony Marino and Kathy Swank Kristen Zimmerman and Carol DAmicoBOB RAYMOND / COURTESY PHOTOS
www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYB8 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF JULY 29-AUGUST 4, 2010 BUY FORECLOSURESEarn Huge Cash Pro ts! Inn of Naples 4055 Tamiami Trail N. Naples, FL 34103 Learn how to locate the best deals, analyze the property, and put it under contract. Set up in a simple step-by-step format makes it quick and easy. The class also covers short sales. *FREE MINI SHORT SALE KIT FOR ALL WHO ATTEND!*Shawn@ShortSalesInsider.comSPACE IS VERY LIMITED RSVP today to reserve your seat! FREE SEMINARNo Money, No Problem Chamber trade show set for Aug. 12With a mission to promote Buy local, more than 100 vendors will display their wares and distribute information at Lets Make A Deal, the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce 2010 Trade Show taking place from 3-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, at the Edison State College Collier Campus, 7007 Lely Cultural Parkway. Admission is $15 at the door, $10 in advance, and includes hors d oeuvres provided by the Hilton Naples. There will be a cash bar. Trade show sponsors are the Naples Daily News, CenturyLink, EZ toUse.com, Florida Weekly and the Naples International Film Festival. For more information, visit www.napleschamber.org. Avow Hospice recently celebrated the opening of its new Ispiri building at 1205 Whippoorwill Lane. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribboncutting ceremony. Next door to the main administration building, Ispiri has a large gathering space, classrooms, support group meeting space and a library. Avow Hospice strives to help people experience the deep satisfaction of being at peace with others and themselves at end of life. For more information, call 261-4404 or visit www.avowhospice.org.COURTESY PHOTO J Cbt 287-6732Nnb Of Tn Prfr Br Cr 370-8687 239-596-2520 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 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 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 Private pool home! 2BR,2BA,2Car-garage attached Villa, Popular model nicely upgraded located in well established community Low association dues and unbeatable amenities. Turnkey Package Available. $249,900 ISLANDWALK VANDERBILT BEACH LOCATION Great Buy 2 BR, 2BA,2Car attached garage! Capri villa home upgraded with tile through out, built-in entertainment center, large screened lanai with lake views! MAKE OFFER $230,000 MUST SEE 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. Rarely available appealing Windsor oor plan! 4BR,3BA, plus den and 2 car garage. Single family home nicely upgraded large tile in living areas, granite, newer appliances, private custom pool and more! A must see! $485,000 VILLAGE WALK VANDERBILT BEACH LOCATION GREAT BUY Virtual Tour NEW LISTING NEW LISTING SHORT SALE100% 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 ESTATEA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WEEK OF JULY 29-AUGUST 4, 2010 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B9Stock Construction, the 2009 CBIA Builder of the Year, has opened the Majestic model in The Estates at The Classics, a neighborhood of custom-built estate homes at Lely Resort. Architect Greg Weber designed the Majestic with an open floor plan and four bedrooms, 4 baths and a study in a total of 5,671 square feet of living area (3,830 square feet under air). The attached threecar garage has an air-conditioned storage area. The Majestic is basepriced from $689,990; the builder is offering a $25,000 incentive on options for the home. The floor plan features formal living and dining rooms, plus an informal family room. The formal dining room has an elegant tray ceiling; the island kitchen has an adjacent dinette; and the private study has French doors. Both living and family rooms have access to the outdoor area via sliding glass doors. The expansive lanai features a lagoonstyle pool and an outdoor kitchen, and the entire area is furnished with resin wicker pieces that deliver comfort and style with a minimum of care. The interior design was conceived and executed by Edgar and Tiffany West of West Design & Interiors Group, who also own East Indies Home & Design of Naples. The partnership has resulted in a model outfitted in an exceptional collection of furniture from makers including Theodore Alexander, Drexel Heritage, Century and Henredon, plus designs from East Indies Home & Design. Many of the furnishings are direct from the Althorp Living History Collection from Theodore Alexander, which features inlaid and burl wood pieces modeled after designs in the ancestral home of the Spencer family and Diana, Princess of Wales, Mr. West says. The team from West Design & Interiors chose and imported silks from the worlds premier silk manufacturer, the Jim Thompson Company in Thailand, to create custom bedding ensembles and window treatments for the Majestic. Every detail has been carefully planned, including commissioned original watercolors in several rooms and gallery-quality celadon pottery throughout. Stock Construction offers the Classic Estate Series of homes available to build on your own lot. The Classics neighborhood in Lely lines the lakes and fairways of the Gary Playerdesigned Classics championship golf. It is accessed via a private entry with a fountain and a richly landscaped boulevard leading up to the two-story Mediterranean-style gatehouse. Homes in The Classics are priced from the $500,000s to more than $2 million. For more information, call 793-2100 or visit www.lely-resort.com. Majestic model opensSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTOSThe living room in the MajesticFree seminars will examine short salesNaples resident Shawn Hedley, author of The Short Sales Insider Guide, will conduct a seminar at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2 and 16, at the Inn of Naples, 4055 Tamiami Trail N. The seminars are free to anyone who is out of work, in need of extra cash or interested in learning more about the short sale and foreclosure processes. Attendees will learn how to buy foreclosures with short sales, how to find the best deals, analyze them and secure them with a contract, often with no money down. The class will also cover how to put together a short sale package. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Mr. Hedley at 645-3874 or by e-mailing shawn@ shortsalesinsider.com. Presales begin in Madison Park community by LennarLennar has started presales of new single-family homes priced from the $200,000 at Madison Park, a commuity off Davis Boulevard and Radio Road near I-75. Matt Devereaux, director of sales for Lennars Southwest Florida Division, says new three-, fourand fivebedroom homes at Madison Park range in size from 1,861 square feet of living space to 3,283 square feet with three-car garages. For more information, contact Judy Milillo or Al Primavera at the Lennar Welcome Home Center at 963-9950, or visit www.Lennar.com. Kraft completes hospice in LehighNaples-based Kraft Construction recently completed the 46,604-square-foot Hope Hospice House in Lehigh Acres. Jim Grant was the project manager. The facility is mostly single-story construction, with a two-story, 4,000-square-foot administration area at the front of the building. Each of the three patient wings includes a nursing station and an outdoor gathering area. All 24 private patient care suites include screened lanais overlooking water features. There are spacious accommodations for family and visitors. The Hope Hospice House also includes a chapel, bereavement counseling offices, a commercial kitchen and community meeting rooms. A 10,000-gallon underground storage tank and back-up emergency generator will enable the facility to operate during emergency situations, such as a hurricane, for several weeks. The project was built with sustainable practices and has been submitted for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification. MORE REAL ESTATE NEWS B10 at Lely ResortThe kitchen (top) and the family room at the Majestic
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Summer kit., covered loggia, pool & spa. 4/4.5 (V1272) Robyn Pster Grin, 262-7366 $1,495,000 Quail Creek, 13123 Bald Cypress Ln Incredible 180-degree views on golf course and lake. Estate home on quiet cul-de-sac lot. Largely remodeled. New roof 2008. Huge patio. Extensive marble oors. 4+Den/4.5 (H4748) Dominick Tascher, 839-5688 $1,025,000 Livingston Woods, 6510 Sable Ridge Ln 2.73 acres, 2 story home w/3 car garage, pool, family room w/FP plus upstairs media room. Commercial pole barn w/1750 SF of storage/work area. 4+Den/3.5 (H3865) Lisa M. Richardson, 250-8008 $999,000 Pirates Cove, 27208 Gasparilla Dr Imperial River Front, 3 Bedroom, e Barbados, 2000 sq ft home plan by award winning, Weber Design Group. 3/3 (H4896) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $979,900 Old Naples, 555 5th Ave S #Ph-1 Penthouse Beach Club Retreat, up and above Old Naples Beach, just 3 blocks from the Gulf and center to the vibrant Village of Old Naples. 2+Den/2 (C5114) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $799,900 Vanderbilt Beach, 328 Heron Ave Connors Southern exp & wide canal are just the start for this home. Remodeled home w/fabulous views & a boaters dream. Enjoy coee on your dock or patio. 2/2 (H4854) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $799,000 Tidewater Island, 6081 Tidewater Island Cir Quaint Private boating community! Just minutes to the Gulf via beautiful Estero Bay. Spacious home with pool and 25 ft boat dock. 4/3 (H4835) Debra Pelitera, 250-6865, Patrick Dearborn, 877-4340 $774,000 Old Naples, 1325 7th St S, #6D Sixth oor totally remodeled unit oers views of Naples Bay, the city, and gorgeous sunsets. Guest accomms, boat slips, extra storage, covd parking. 2/2 (C6605) Robyn Pster Grin, 262-7366, Donald E. Winkler, 961-2166 $699,000 Pelican Marsh, 9109 Troon Lakes Dr Superb detail, meticulous 2600 SF home. Open oor plan, lake view, spa, summer kitchen. Tile, gourmet kitchen, granite in baths, shutters & extra storage. 3+Den/2.5 (H4756) Laurie Bellico, PA, 293-9389 $675,000 Mediterra, 15509 Monterosso Ln, #102 Loaded with extras and professionally furnished. Spectacular long range lake views & is within walking distance to the Mediterra clubhouse. 3/2.5 (C5214) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $649,000 Old Naples, 654 Broad Ct S Great lot in great location! Turnkey pool home w/ perfect SW exposure. Live in now or build your dream home on pie-shaped lot. Beach, 5th Ave, 3rd St nearby. 3/2 (H5080) Jim Scartz, 877-9726 $629,900 Eden On e Bay, 352 Steerforth Ct West of 41! 2004 luxury villa on cul-de-sac lake lot. $35,000 elec. shutters, lg. lanai, pool/ spa, summer kitchen, tile, cherry cabinets w/ granite, Jenn-Aire. 3+Den/3 (H4984) Laurie Bellico, PA, 293-9389 $619,783 Longshore Lake, 10819 Fieldfair Dr N Naples gated community. Quality & upgrades throughout. Kit. & 3 baths feature granite, high-end xtures and designer tile. Home surrounds tropical pool/spa. 4/3 (H4467) Lisa M. Richardson, 250-8008 $599,900 Wilshire Lakes, 3875 Midshore Dr Arthur Rutenberg designed home in gated Wilshire Lakes. Lrg family rm open kitchen, granite countertop, hardwood rs, 3-car gar, outdoor kitchen w/grill, pool. 4+Den/3 (H5099) Christine Citrano, 877-1102 $599,900 Old Naples, 555 5th Ave S #PH-2 Penthouse Beach Club Retreat, Sun lled balcony with southwest views over the treetops of Old Naples and sunsets and steady gulf breezes. 2/2 (C5118) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $595,900 Naples Bay Resort, 1540 5th Ave S, #268 Enjoy luxury living with a waterfront address! is 2 bed, 2 bath residence in Naples Bay Resort features a master suite with custom designed walk-in. 2/2 (C5694) Laurie Bellico, PA, 293-9389 $565,000 Wilshire Lakes, 9953 Clear Lake Cir Beautiful SFH on lg corner lot. Tile oors thru out, family rm, formal living & dining, open kitchen, stainless appls, mstr ste, large backyard w/room for pool. 4/3 (H5012) Christine Citrano, 877-1102 $550,000 Foxre, 1206 Kings Way Golfers Dream! Wonderful home in bundled golf comm. w/granite, crown molding, faux paint + more. Loc. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF JULY 29-AUGUST 4, 2010WEEK at-a-glance Asian Garden updateNaples Botanical Garden patrons meet renowned designer. C20 Last chance for AnnieThere are only a few more tomorrows for catching the summer sensation at the Sudgen Commnity Theatre. C6 Skip the SaltFilm critic Dan Hudak says the latest from Angelina Jolie isnt worth it. C11 Private emotions In his autobiographical novel, Naples writer recounts the pain of prejudice and family secrets. C13 KIDSCAN, the junior volunteer program of the Cancer Alliance of Naples, presents Swing Into Style, a benefit fashion show at the PGA Tour Superstore in Naples Plaza at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1. Members of five Collier County high school golf and tennis teams and their friends will model the latest in golf and tennis clothes to raise college scholarship funds for local high school students who are battling cancer. Guests will be able to win rounds of golf or tennis lessons at area country clubs, hotel weekends, dinners and other prizes, by playing virtual golf or chipping in sand inside the PGA Tour Superstore. One of Naples hottest DJs will keep the place rocking while attendees try out their golfing skills, dance or shop. A Best Model competition will raise more scholarship dollars for kids with cancer. Tickets are $10 for students, $20 for adults and can be purchased online at www.cancerallianceofnaples.com. Since it was founded two years ago, KIDSCAN has raised $11,500 and awarded seven scholarships to graduating seniors from Immokalee, Lely, Gulf Coast and Golden Gate high schools. Scholarship winners are kids who have cancer themselves or who have parents or siblings with cancer, who were accepted to college but could not go without financial help. KIDSCANs junior board of directors represent Community School of Naples and St. John Neumann, Naples, Gulf Coast and Barron Collier high schools. Parker Borelli, 2010 graduate of Community School of Naples, is directing Swing into Style with assistance from Gwen Hooley, KIDSCAN president and 2010 graduate of Naples High. For more information about KIDSCAN, call the Cancer Alliance of Naples at 436-4673. KIDSCAN takes a swing against cancerBY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com 2010-2011 subscription on sale now; single tickets available Oct. 1HE PHILHARMONIC CENTER FOR the Arts just announced its 2010-2011 season, and its a crazy quilt of performers, speakers and shows. In fact, the new catalogue, just mailed to patrons, has headshots of 20 performers on its cover, looking just like a quilt of faces. The lineup is wildly eclectic. Rivaling the variety youd see on The Ed Sullivan Show, the acts include Elvis impersonators, Peking acrobats, jazz crooners, Broadway stars and an opera diva. Who are the big names coming to town? President Bill Clinton highlights the Phils inaugural Speaker Series, talking about Embracing Our Common Humanity: Meeting the Challenges of Global Interdependence in the 21st Century. Violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman returns to perform with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa will make her first appearance with the symphony. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 29-AUGUST 4, 2010 Q:Dear Seafood Professor,I am SW Florida snow bird and I look forward every year to eating raw gulf of Mexico oysters. But as I get older, I am increasingly concerned about the safety issue. Is it safe to eat raw gulf oysters? Am I justified in my concern about safety? Joanne, Chicago/Naples A:Dear Joanne, I share your love for this delicate mollusk. Raw oysters are like fine wines: There are subtle differences in taste, texture, aroma, and salinity depending on specie and harvest area. However, there are some food safety issues in consuming any raw or undercooked seafood. The primary safety concern with raw oysters is a nasty little bacterium called Vibrio vulnificus. Vibrio is a naturally occurring bacterium and can even exist in clean waters approved for shellfish harvest by state agencies. Since oysters are filter feeders, they can concentrate the Vibrio bacteria from the water into their system. Healthy people who consume Vibrio contaminated oysters may not have a problem or may experience gastroenteritis. But individuals who take immunosuppresive drugs, or who have chronic diseases such as diabetes, cirrhosis, AIDS, cancer, or kidney disease, may experience diarrhea, abdominal cramps, fever, vomiting, nausea, dehydration, septic shock and death. So, Joanne, if you are in the high risk group, avoid consumption of raw shellfish. Proper cooking of oysters to 145F will kill the Vibrio bacteria. Also, I advise against eating self-harvested oysters. If you choose to eat raw oysters, get them from a reputable dealer or restaurant and enjoy a fine wine with your appetizer. 239-593-5555www.randysfishmarketrestaurant.com10395 Tamiami Trail N. Naples, FL 34108 Retail Seafood Market HoursMonday-Sunday 10am 9pmRestaurant HoursMonday-Sunday 10am 9pm HAPPY HOUR IS BACK!MONDAY-FRIDAY 3pm 6pm SATURDAY-SUNDAY 11am 6pm1/2 Price on Selected AppetizersBeers(domestic) $2Drafts(domestic) $2Well Drinks(one shot)$2 SHIPPING NATIONWIDEVisit Paradise Shrimp Company On Line!www.paradiseshrimpcompany.com Heres what happens when you meet someone at a wedding: The chemistry is instantaneous. It has to be, what with all that champagne and romance thick as butter cream frosting. One minute youre meeting a handsome stranger, and then suddenly youre exchanging numbers, flying across the country and drying your face on the towel he just used to wipe his butt. Wait. That last part comes later. Let me explain. At a friends wedding, I had the romantic good fortune to be introduced to an extremely eligible bachelor. He was the corporate type, dashing in a dark suit, and he spoke easily of books and politics. He had grown up overseas and travelled widely. We spent the entire reception together. After the wedding, we continued to talk over email, then upgraded to phone conversations. Soon, he suggested he fly in for a visit. We booked a week at a condo on the beach, and the next thing I knew we were sipping pia coladas as the sun set over the gulf. It was smooth sailing in the sea of love until mid-week, when we came in off the beach for lunch. I pulled cold cuts from the refrigerator while my wedding date excused himself to the restroom.Beware the towels of strangers ArtisHENDERSON firstname.lastname@example.org As I slathered mayonnaise on a slice of bread, he came into the kitchen and fiddled with the stereo on the counter. I sliced a tomato and laughed as he danced across the living room. He pirouetted, and I noticed something suspect on the back of the towel wrapped around his waist. There was a distinct brown crescent amidst the white expanse of Egyptian cotton. I tried to ignore what I had seen, to imagine that the mark was an unfortunate imprint left by another guest. I mentally berated the hotels cleaning staff. But that evening we dined on Mexican food, and the jalapeos did not agree with my dates stomach. He spent most of the night in the condos bathroom. When he finally stepped out and I went in to wash my face, I noticed the towels looked wet and disheveled. In hindsight, I know what was going down in there. But during that week, in the first flush of love, intoxicated by too much sun and too many strawberry daiquiris, I denied the situation I had on my hands (and on my towels). I persuaded myself that I had an overactive imagination and that no one would ever ever use towels as a standin for toilet paper. I nearly had myself convinced. Until the morning of checkout, anyway, when I reached for the hand towel by the sink. Here was the cloth I had been using to dry my face during the week, the material I used to wipe my mouth after I brushed SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS ...suddenly youre exchanging numbers, flying across the country and drying your face on the towel he just used to wipe his butt...a lesson. Something about not taking vacations with people we barely know; perhaps a moral about falling for strangers at weddings. But the truest take-away is this: Always inspect your towels, because you never know just what theyve been toweling. my teeth. The fabric had always been blue and pristine, its embroidered sailboats untouched. But as I pulled the towel from the metal bar, I saw that it, too, had been besmeared. Somewhere in all this, there is a s l ice h en and o unt e r. I danced o uette d t on t h e u nd his w n c r es o f E g yps een, to o rtunate m entally a ff. But a n f ood, w ith my o f the W h en w ent in t owels g oing w ee k t ed y e ld t an dd Until y when he sink. u sing to m aterial b rushed ba h aps a moral about fal l a t we dd i ng s. B ut t h e truest ta k eaw i n sp ect yo ur towels, b e k now just what theyve m y teeth. The fabric h a d a l wa y s b een blue and p ri st ine, its embroi d ere d sai lb oats untouc h e d But as I p ulled the towel f rom the metal bar, I saw t h at it, too, h a d b een b esmeare d So me w h er e in a ll this there is
Saturday 7:30 11:30 a.m Third Street South Farmers MarketFruits, vegetables, baked goods, cheeses, fresh sh, food, owers, plants, herbs, soaps, and much more can all be found.Music lls the air. Located behind in the Neapolitan parking lot between Third Street South and Gordon Drive. Lunches $10 Monday Friday 1209 3rd Street South(Behind Concierge Gazebo) (239) 261-2253 Daily 8:00 am 3:00 pm Breakfast & Lunch, Sunday Brunch Tickled Pink Celebrate Summer with
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 29-AUGUST 4, 2010 PHILFrom page 1Maclaine will also grace the stage and are sure to cause a buzz as people react to the seasons selections. The venue continues its creative partnership with the Miami City Ballet, while kicking off its new relationship with the Sarasota Opera Company. And it continues its successful Cabaret Series that presents Broadway stars in the intimate setting of the Daniels Pavilion. Also participating in the Speaker Series are Steve Forbes, chairman and CEO of Forbes Media and editor-inchief of Forbes (Jan. 24); and primatologist, conservationist and UN Messenger of Peace Jane Goodall (Feb. 14). In addition to Ms. Cole, Ms. LuPone and Ms. Maclaine, headliners making their way to the Phil are Michael Bolton (Jan. 27) and Yanni (April 19).Broadway and Off-BroadwayThe Broadway season features to 5: the Musical (Dec. 27-Jan 2), Dreamgirls (Jan. 11-16), The Lord of the Dance (Feb. 11-13), Mama Mia! (March 29-April 3) and Spamalot (April 22, 23). to 5 is based on the comedic movie of the same name, which shows how a trio of women dramatically change the workplace when they get tired of dealing with their egotistical, sexist, lying boss. Dreamgirls tells the story of Motown through a fictional 1960s girl group based on The Supremes. It includes the hits And I Am Telling You Im Not Going, One Night Only and Listen. This Dreamgirls is a new production of a Tony and Academy Award-winning stage and movie musical. The popular Lord of the Dance brings Celtic music and Irish step dancing back to the stage. Mama Mia! tells a story of friendship and love through the songs of ABBA, and is back due to popular demand. Based on the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot is a quirky, offbeat retelling of the story of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Off-Broadway shows are: Redneck Tenors (Dec. 3, 4), I Love You, Youre Perfect, Now Change (Jan. 31-Feb. 3), Jay Johnson: the Two and Only (Feb. 23, 24) and Forbidden Broadway Dances With the Stars (April 6-9). Carrie Fisher brings her autobiographical one-woman show, Wishful Drinking (March 26) and Renee Taylor and Joe Bologna star in Lovers and Other Strangers (Feb. 7). Golden oldiesThe Phils rock n roll offerings are decidedly golden oldies: The Doobie Brothers (Nov. 11), Kenny Loggins (Jan. 29), Jerry Lee Lewis and Frankie Ford (Feb. 10), The Temptations and the Four Tops (Feb. 18), Felix Cavalieres Rascals and The Lovin Spoonful (April 4), Frankie Avalon, Fabian and Bobby Rydell (April 10) and yet again, the Beach Boys (April 18). And a pop vocal group called Human Nature will perform Motown songs (Jan. 23). Pianist Michael Feinstein performs a tribute to Sinatra (Feb. 17), and Frank Sinatra Jr. also performs his fathers songs in Sinatra Sings Sinatra (March 4). Mandy Patinkin returns to sing songs from Broadway and the Great American Songbook (March 7), while Natalie Cole mixes up jazz and pop and R&B (March 22).More than the bluesThe Phils Blues, Jazz & Bluegrass offerings are some of the venues most >> SEPTEMBER 11: The Percussion Summit 17: Gilberto Santa Rosa >> OCTOBER 1: BB King 6, 7: Rain A Tribute to the Beatles 23: The Music of the Eagles >> NOVEMBER 6: Opening night gala with Frank Langella 11: The Doobie Brothers 14: La Cenerentola (Cinderella), Sarasota Opera 15: Mannheim Steamroller 21: Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Del McCoury Band 27, 28: The Nutcracker 30: Dave Koz and Friends >> DECEMBER 3, 4: Redneck Tenors Christmas Spec-Tac-Yule-Ar 7: The Music of Pink Floyd 15: Garrison Keillor 27-30: to 5: The Musical 31: New Years Gala with Paul Anka >> JANUARY 1, 2: to 5: The Musical 4: Patti LuPone 5: Rita Rudner 6: All That Jazz 7, 8: Victoria Clark 9: Toronto Symphony Orchestra 11-16: Dreamgirls 17: Bill Cosby 19, 20: Mark Nadler 21, 22: Mentalist Marc Salem 23: Human Nature 24: Steve Forbes 25: The Bronx Wanderers 25, 26: Miami City Ballet 26, 27: Julie Budd 27: Michael Bolton 28: 102 Years of Broadway 29: Kenny Loggins 30: Ten Tenors 31: I Love You, Youre Perfect, Now Change 31: The Neville Brothers with Dr. John and the Lower 911 >> FEBRUARY 1-3: I Love You, Youre Perfect, Now Change 4, 5: Andrea Marcovicci 7: Lovers and Other Strangers 8: The Peking Acrobats 9: Shirley Maclaine 10: All That Jazz 10: Jerry Lee Lewis and Frankie Ford 11-13: The Lord of the Dance 14: Jane Goodall 15, 16: Miami City Ballet 16, 17: Gregory Harrison and Linda Purl 17: Michael Feinstein 18: The Temptations and the Four Tops 19: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra 20: Moscow Festival Ballet 23, 24: Jay Johnson 25, 26: Jane Monheit >> MARCH 1, 2: Miami City Ballet 3: Itzhak Perlman 4: Frank Sinara Jr. 4, 5: Tiempo Libre 5: The Irish Tenors 6: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa 6, 7: Dukes of Dixieland 7: Mandy Patinkin 8: President Bill Clinton 10: All That Jazz 11, 12: The Sauce Boss 14, 15: M-Pact 15: Chris Botti 16, 17: Louise Pitre 18, 19: Aztec Two-Step 20: Steve March Torme 21: James Galway 22: Natalie Cole 23, 24: Second City 25, 26: Christine Ebersole 25: La Boheme, Sarasota Opera 26: Carrie Fisher in Wishful Drinking 27: Tango Buenos Aires 29-31: Mama Mia! 31: Leslie Ann Warren >> APRIL 1: Leslie Ann Warren 1-3: Mama Mia! 4: Felix Cavalieres Rascals and the Lovin Spoonful 6-9: Forbidden Broadway 10: The Golden Boys 15, 16: Melora Hardin 18: The Beach Boys 19: Yanni 21: Diavolo 22, 23: Spamalot 28: All That Jazz >> MAY 13: Illusionist Jason Bishop 14: Love Me Tender The Ultimate Elvis Bash in the know JAN 11 JAN 11 JAN 25 JAN 25 NOV 30 NOV 30eclectic: 15-time Grammy winner/King of the blues B.B. King performs Oct. 1, The Del McCoury Band and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band play bluegrass and jazz (Nov. 21), and The Neville Brothers and Dr. John and the Lower 911 bring the New Orleans sound to Naples (Jan. 31). Trumpeter Chris Botti, who has three No. 1 Billboard albums (and five Grammy nominations), performs March 14, while Steve March Torme, son of Mel Torme, sings jazz on March 20.Great orchestrationsThe Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, with Zubin Mehta conducting, perform Jan. 9 and Feb. 19, respectively, and Itzhak Perlman returns on March 3 to perform with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra. Dame Kiri Te Kanawa performs with the Philharmonic on March 6. And the orchestra also partners with the Sarasota Opera, the Phils new resident opera company, performing La Cenerentola (Cinderella) on Nov. 14 and La Boheme on March 25. On the other side of the musical coin, the Philharmonic will perform The Music of The Eagles (Oct. 23) and The Music of Pink Floyd (Dec. 7). Rock tributes also include Rain A Tribute to the Beatles (Oct. 6-7) and Love Me Tender The Ultimate Elvis Bash staring Scot Bruce and Mike Albert (May 14).Symphony and balletThe Philharmonic also accompanies the Miami City Ballet, which will perform Bakers Dozen (Jan 25, 26), Fanfare (Feb. 15, 16) and Promethean Fire (March 1, 2). As keeping with their holiday tradition, the orchestra and ballet will also perform George Balanchines The Nutcracker together (Nov. 27, 28). Other holiday offerings include: The Christmas Music of Mannheim Steamroller (Nov. 15) and Dave Koz and Friends, with guests Jonathan Butler, Brian Culbertson and Candy Dulfer (Nov. 30). The Phils Percussion Summit, an annual favorite, brings together percussionists from the Florida Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony and the Philharmonic on Sept. 11. Featured artists are drummer Danny Seraphine, founding member of the band Chicago, and Jeff Queen, snare drum soloist from the original Broadway cast of Blast.Comedy and cabaretComedians visiting the Phil stage are Garrison Keillor (Dec. 15), Rita Rudner (Jan 5) and Bill Cosby, wholl perform two shows Jan. 17. The highly popular cabaret series, held in the Daniels Pavilion, continues to grow, with 18 offerings this upcoming season. Second City returns with Fair & Balanced (March 23, 24), and mentalist Marc Salem returns with Mind Games (Jan. 21, 22). Groups performing in the cabaret series include The Bronx Wanderers, who perform doo-wop and music of the s (Jan. 25), pop-jazz vocal ensemble M-Pact (March 14, 15), Cuban band Tiempo Libre (March 4, 5) and the Dukes of Dixieland (March 6, 7). Also part of the cabaret series are Victoria Clark (Jan. 7, 8), Mark Nadler, who returns with In a Nutshell #2 (Jan. 19, 20), Julie Budd (Jan. 26, 27), Andrea Marcovicci (Feb. 4, 5) Gregory Harrison and Linda Purl (Feb. 16, 17), The Sauce Boss (March 11, 12), s folk/rock duo Aztec Two-Step (March 18, 19), Christine Ebersole (March 25, 26), Lesley Ann Warren (March 31, April 1) and Melora Hardin (April 15, 16).New: All That JazzThe Phil introduces a new jazz series in the Pavilion, with four performers joining the Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra sextet: trumpeter and flugelhorn player Randy Becker (Jan. 6), vibraphonist Warren Chiasson (Feb. 10), guitarist Gene Bertonini (March 10) and tenor saxophonist Bob Keller (April 28).World musicInternational fare includes: Gilberto Santa Rosa, known as El Caballero de la Salsa (Sept. 17), Ten Tenors (Jan. 30), the Moscow Festival Ballet performing Tchaikovskys Swan Lake (Feb. 20), the Irish Tenors (March 5), Sir James Galway (March 21) and Tango Buenos Aires: The Fire and Passion of Tango (March 27). For those who love variety shows, theres Neil Bergs 102 Years of Broadway (Jan. 28), The Peking Acrobats (Feb. 8), Diavolo, a company of dancers, gymnasts and actors (April 21) and illusionist Jason Bishop (May 13.) The Naples Philharmonic Orchestras concert with Frank Langella (Jorge Mester conducting) on Nov. 6 is billed as the Phils seasons opener. The orchestra welcomes Paul Anka for its New Years Eve gala, with an early show at 6 p.m. and another at 9:30 p.m. COURTESY PHOTOThe Philharmonic Center for the Arts
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 29-AUGUST 4, 2010 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO 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. 278-4422. Seussical the Musical By the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre July 29-Aug. 15. 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com. Dinner Show By Naples City Improv at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 7 and 21. 2700 Immokalee Road. Reservations: 431-7928. Thursday, July 29 Bonita Art Walk The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents Art Walk at the Promenade at Bonita Bay from 5-7 p.m. Enjoy new exhibitions and entertainment. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Jazz Jam Jebrys Jazz Jam happens Thursdays at Capri: A Taste of Italy, 11140 Tamiami Trail. 594-3500. More Jazz Freds Food, Fun & Spirits presents the Expandable Jazz Band from 6-8:30 p.m. Thurdays with Bob Zottola, Stu Shelton and John Lamb. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. CJs Thursday Thing Enjoy live music from 6-11 p.m. every Thursday at CJs on the Bay, Marco Island. Outside entertainment from 6-9 p.m., inside from 8-11:30 p.m. Open Mic Naples Flatbread & Wine Bar in Miromar Outlets and on Naples Boulevard hosts open mic nights from 6:30-9:30 p.m. every Thursday. www.naplesflatbread.com. Quiz Night The questions begin at 8:30 p.m. at The English Pub on Linwood Avenue. 775-3727 or www. naplesenglishpub.com. Friday, July 30 Historic Cruise Captiva Cruises sets sail for the Mound House Cultural Resources Center from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., leaving from Punta Rassa near Sanibel Isalnd. $45. 472-5300. Live Music Bob Zottola and the Expandable Jazz Band perform from 5-8 p.m. at Shulas Steak House, 5111 Tamiami Trail. 430-4999. Bluegrass Tunes Tomorrows News performs from 7-11 p.m. at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits. $10 cover. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. Happy Birthday Henry Fords Birthday Celebration starts at 10 a.m. at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates, Fort Myers. 334-7419. Kids on Stage All I Really Need to Know I Learned by Being in a Bad Play, at the Promenade at Bonita Bay at 7 p.m. tonight and at 3 p.m. Saturday, performed by the Art League of Bonita Springs Center for the Arts Youth Theater. 495-898. Trunk Show Blue Mangrove Gallery on Marco Island hosts a Trollbeads trunk show from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today through Sunday. 1089 Collier Blvd. 3932405. www.bluemangrovegallery.com. Laser Shows The Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium in Fort Myers hosts laser light shows at 4, 7 and 9 p.m. tonight and Friday. 275-3435. Saturday, July 31 Yard Sale A Community Yard Sale is set for 8 a.m.-noon at Max Hasse Community Park, 3390 Golden Gate Blvd. Rent a space for $10 and get rid of all that stuff in your closets and garage. Free Ice Cream Collier County Parks and Recreation hosts a free ice cream social in honor of National Parks and Recreation Month from 1-4 p.m. at Sugden Regional Park, 4284 Avalon Drive. Jazz Tunes The Naples Jazzmasters perform from 2-4 p.m. every Saturday through the summer at the Norris Community Center. 213-3058. Two of Three Three Dog Night founding members and lead vocalists Danny Hutton and Cory Wells are part of the show at 8 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Tickets are $60. 5971900 or www.thephil.org. Story Time Kids are welcome at story time in the Childrens Garden at the Naples Botanical Garden from 10:30-11:30 a.m. every Saturday and Sunday. Regular admission applies; free for Garden members. 643-7275 or www.naplesgarden.org. Free Music Gulf Coast Town Center presents contemporary and alternative rock by Icarus Account from 8-10 p.m. under the stars in Market Plaza. 267-0783 or gulfcoasttowncenter.com. Its Your Move The Southwest Florida Chess Club invites players of all ages and abilities to pair up with a partner at Books-A-Million in Mercato anytime between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. 898-0458 or e-mail email@example.com. Sunday, Aug. 1 Benefit Concert The Save Our Someday concert, benefiting the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium, is set for 1-7 p.m. at Riverside Park in Bonita Springs. saveoursomeday.com or calusanature.org. Pet Contest A doggie Dress to Impress contest starts at 2 p.m. as part of the grand opening of Pucci & Catana, a pet boutique at 647 Fifth Ave. S. Live Tunes Bob Zottola and the Expandable Jazz Band perform from 6-8:30 p.m. Sunday at Naples Flatbread, 6434 Naples Blvd. 687-3454. Hawgs & Dogs Cruise up to the Shell Factory and Nature Park in North Fort Myers for 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 four-legged friends. 995-2141, ext. 117. Monday, Aug. 2 Jazz It Up Bob Zottola & the Expandable Jazz Band play from 6-9 p.m. at Capri A Taste of Italy in the Riverchase Plaza. 594-3500. More Jazz Enjoy Jebrys Jazz Jam The final performances of Annie by The Naples Players are at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 29-31, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1. The musical stars, left to right, Katie Raleigh as Grace, Jessica Daniels and Jessica Michaels Cohen as Annie (rotating along with the cast of orphans; Miss Daniels and the Broadway Gangstas are on stage Thursday and Friday, Miss Cohen and Charlies Angels Saturday and Sunday) and Jim Corsica as Daddy Warbucks. For tickets and reservations, call 263-7990 or visit www.naplesplayers.org. THE ENGLISH PUBNaples Oldest Authentic British Tavern EST. 1969 Open 7 Days, 11am-2am Live Music, Friday & Saturday Happy Hour: 4-7pm, Monday Friday 12-6pm, Saturday Sunday 239-775-3727 www.naplesenglishpub.com2408 Linwood Avenue, East Naples $ 7.95 (at the bar) COURTESY PHOTO COURTESY PHOTOStomp your feet to the distinctive bluegrass sound of Tomorrows News from 7-10 p.m. Friday, July 30, at Freds Food Fun & Spirits. $10 cover charge. 2700 Immokalee Road. 4317928 or www.fredsdiner.com.
WEEK OF JULY 29-AUGUST 4, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY HURRY! Next Camp Starts SOON! (Cambier Park in Naples) NESTA Certied Boot Camp CoachNASM Certied Personal TrainerMasters Studies in Health Promotion2001 Midwestern Figure Champion URRY! H H H H tC a mp Stat N ext N N N N N e N e t t ex N e N e ext e x xt x t t Women Only Lose 3-5% BODYFAT! STRENGTH SELF-CONFIDENCE! All Ages, Sizes & Fitness Everyone is SUCCESSFUL! NC S E L F F C C O O N F F I D D E C E N C C N C E C E A A A A A A l l A A A A A A A g g S i & & F i t A A A A A A A Al s % L L L L L L L o o e 3 5 % % % O O D Y F A T B BO D A T ODY DY YFA FAT A T T! S T R N G G T H N G NGT GT TH v e r r y y o o n e e i i E E v E E v v e v v e e r r S U C C C S S F F S S U U C C U U C C C C C C C C E E C C E E S S E E S S S S S S S S F L! S S F F U F F U U L U U L L L L ! 4 weeks of fun, energizing, outdoor activities designed to help you reach your tness goals FAST! CALL OR SIGN UP ONLINE! 239.776.2162 www.NaplesAdventureBootcamp.com WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO session from 5-8 p.m. at the Island Pub, 600 Neapolitan Way. 262-2500. Its All Small Stuff Trivia Night begins at 7:30 p.m. at The Pub at Mercato. 594-9400. Tuesday, Aug. 3 Free Kids Movie All Dogs Go To Heaven 2 starts at 10 a.m. at Hollywood Stadium 20-Naples; 597-4252. Free tickets, first-come, first-served. Art Opening A wine tasting and opening reception for Multi-Media Meltdown, a non-juried fine art exhibit, takes place from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Art League Marco island Center for the Arts. $5 for Art League members, $10 for guests. Cattle Call Cattle and Conflict: The History of Cattle Ranching in Florida is presented by David Southall, Collier County Museums curator of education, from 7-8 p.m. in the Rose Auditorium at the Marco Island Historical Museum. 180 S. Heathwood Dr. 389-6447 or www.themihs.org. MoTown Tunes Freds Food, Fun & Spirits hosts MoTown from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesdays, with Omar Baker performing favorites from the s, s and s. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. 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. Free Flick Gulf Coast Town Center presents a free showing of Monsters vs. Aliens beginning at 8:30 p.m. in the Market Plaza courtyard. Bring the Team Boston Beer Garden Team Trivia is played at 9 p.m. every Tuesday at 2396 Immokalee Rd. 596-2337. Wednesday, Aug. 4 Morning Movie Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs starts at 10 a.m. at Hollywood Stadium 20-Naples; 597-4252. Free tickets, first-come, first-served. Walking Tour Stroll the downtown district with a Naples Historical Society docent as your guide beginning at 9 a.m. at Palm Cottage. Reservations required: 261-8164. Art on Marco Hot August Nights is set for 5-8 p.m. in the galleries, restaurants and shops at The Esplanade on Marco Island. Stroll through the Artists Colony at the Esplanade, vote on your favorite art and become eligible for various discounts and specials. 784-4436. Dance the Night Away Vergina on Fifth Avenue hosts a Dancing Under the Stars Summer Dance Contest at 8 p.m. every Wednesday, with prizes for winners. Contest finals are Nov 17. 659-7008 or www.verginarestaurant.com. Song Night Wednesdays are Singer/ Songwriter Night from 7-10 p.m. at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits, 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928 or www.fredsdiner.com. Upcoming events Village Nights Village Nights is set for 6-9 p.m. Aug. 5 at the Village on Venetian Bay. Enjoy live entertainment, waterfront dining and shopping. Bring school supplies to contribute to the Back to School drive. www.venetianvillage.com. Friday Tunes The First Friday Summer Concert at Mercato is set for 6 -9 p.m. Aug. 6 with a tribute to the sounds of the Caribbean. www.mercatoshops.com. Essential Exhibit An opening reception for Summer Essentials is set for 6-9 p.m. Aug. 6 at Sweet Art Gallery, 2054 Trade Center Way. 597-2110 or www. thesweetartgallery.com. Night Out Evening on Fifth starts at 7 p.m. Aug. 12. Stroll the avenue, shop, dine or enjoy a cocktail while listening to live bands. 435-3742. Sock Hop Swing dancing and hulahoop contests are part of the fun when the Naples Area Board of Realtors holds a sock hop to benefit Laces of Love from 5:30-9 p.m. Aug. 13 at NABOR headquarters, 1455 Pine Ridge Road. $20 in advance; $25 at the door. 249-2850 or www.NABOR.com. Dinner and a Movie After dinner catered by McCormick & Schmicks in the lobby at the Phil, adjourn to the Daniels Pavilion for a screening of Alfred Hitchcocks Notorious, starring Cary Grant. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, and is a benefit for the Naples International Film Festival. 597-1900. Send calendar listings to firstname.lastname@example.org.
C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 29-AUGUST 4, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 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 Its never to early to book your trip to 1-800-593-7259Depart from Marco Island at Rose Marco River Marina08/06: Key West Lobsterfest 08/09: 4th Annual Midsummers Night Dream & Spectacle 09/07: Womenfest Key West Its human nature: Every year when the Phil announces its next season, people want to know who the big names are. Anyone good? my friends will ask me, meaning: Who is everyone going to want to see? Whos likely to sell out quickly? Its easy to tell who the Big Name Acts are: Everyones heard of them, and they usually have their own page in the catalogue. When you mention their names, you dont have to explain who they are. Just like everyone else, Im excited that President Bill Clinton is coming to speak at the Phil, and that Itzhak Perlman and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa will perform here (see story starting on page C1). But what I like to look for are the more offbeat acts, the ones that will put on an unexpectedly spectacular show the dark horses, if you will. I remember the buzz a couple seasons ago after audiences saw the Hot Club of San Francisco in the Daniels Pavilion. Incredibly skilled musicians, this quirky band performed the gypsy swing music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. Called Silent Surrealism, the show also involved a couple of old short silent films to their accompaniment. It was a totally unexpected and magical performance. People were also head over heels about the bluegrass band Cherryholmes (who returned this past season to play with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra before a sold-out crowd). I also recall seeing Stephen Schwartz and Friends at the Phil. It was an amazing concert. Mr. Schwartz, of course, wrote the music for Wicked, the Musical, Godspell, Pippin, The Magic Show, The Bakers Wife and Working, as well as songs for the movies The Prince of Egypt, Enchanted, Pocahontas and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Not only was the singing exquisite, but it was interesting to hear Mr. Schwartz talk about the inspiration for his various songs before he performed them.Looking forward to...As for the Phils 2010-2011 season, I was excited to see fiddler Natalie Macmaster on the program for Celtic Christmas Music in Cape Breton. Unfortunately, however, she cancelled after the catalogue was printed. I definitely would have wanted to see her. (Last year, another Canadian performer, k.d. lang, cancelled her entire tour after the Phil released its seasons catalogue. It happens.) Here are the shows coming to the Phil that might not immediately catch your attention as must-sees/Big Name Acts: The Percussion Summit Sept. 11 This annual concert is a dont-miss, in my book. It features members of the Naples Philharmonic as well as the Florida Orchestra and the Jacksonville Symphony, along with a couple of guest artists, playing only percussion instruments, from every kind of drum you can imagine to piano and marimba, vibraphone and xylophone. A real hodge-podge of music and styles, its a fun and informal, family-friendly show, with humorous commentary from the Philharmonics principal timpanist John Evans. Recent summits have offered some highly commercial pieces (famous operas played on steel drums), but also some world premieres and more experimental music. You never know what to expect, but its guaranteed youll hear music you wont hear anywhere else. The Del McCoury Band & The Preservation Hall Jazz Band Nov. 21 OK. Del McCoury plays bluegrass, and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band plays New Orleans jazz. Both are top-notch in their genre. Its interesting to see them together on the same bill. The photo in the Phil catalogue has Mr. McCoury sitting with The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, as if theyre going to perform together. If they do happen to jam, I have no idea what it might sound like, but I sure wouldnt want to miss it. Rita Rudner Jan. 5 Im sure everyone will want to see Bill Cosby, whos a master at his craft and makes it look so easy. But Im more interested in seeing Rita Rudner. This comediennes stage persona is sweet and shy, but her jokes find their mark like a stiletto in the heart. All That Jazz Jan 6, Feb. 10, March 10, April 28 All That Jazz is a new series of concerts introducing the Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra, a sextet composed of: Gil Basham, violin and harmonica; Lew Del Gatto, tenor saxophone; Jerry Stawski, piano; Mike Harvey, drums; Kevin Mauldin, bass; Dan Miller, trumpet. Top jazz musicians will join them for each of the four concerts in the series. In January, Grammy Award-winning trumpet and flugelhorn player Randy Brecker will be the guest artist. An original member of Blood Sweat & Tears, hes also perfomed with James Taylor and Bruce Springsteen.Februarys guest is pioneering vibraphonist Warren Chiasson, who played in the legendary Benny Goodman From Spirituals to Swing concert at Carnegie Hall.In March, the sextet will welcome guitarist Gene Bertoncini, who has played with the likes of Tony Bennett, Lena Horne, Wayne Shorter and Vic Damone. And Aprils guest artist is tenor saxophonist Bob Keller, whos played with the Buddy Rich Jazz Orchestra and Walt Levinskys Great American Swing Band, and in various Broadway pits. This all looks very promising on paper, and I suspect it could be the start of a highly successful series at the Phil. Victoria Clark Jan. 7 and 8I saw Victoria Clark perform in A Light in the Piazza in Lincoln Center, for which she received a Tony Award as well as a Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards. Her performance moved me to tears. Ms. Clark was Smitty in the 1995 revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. And she created the role of Alice Beane in Titanic and performed as Fraulein Kost in Sam Mendes Cabaret and as Penelope Pennywise in Urinetown. She released her debut album, Fifteen Seconds of Grace, in 2007. Her engagement at the Phil is part of the growing Cabaret Series, in which Broadway stars and other top-notch singers perform in an intimate space. Some friends who are real theater geeks have proclaimed the Cabaret Series the best shows at the Phil. The Neville Brothers with Dr. John & The Lower 911 Jan. 31 Ive seen both Dr. John and The Neville Brothers in previous seasons at the Phil and this show is sure to be one of the highlights of the coming season. ARTS COMMENTARY Big Name Acts are nice, but dont overlook the dark horses NancySTETSON email@example.com COURTESY PHOTOS The Del McCoury Band Victoria Clark
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 29-AUGUST 4, 2010 C9 GIVING Whole Foods Market at Mercato raised nearly $2,400 for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society-South Florida Chapter over the course of one day in June. NMSS volunteers collected donations in the store, and Whole Foods donated 5 percent of the days sales to the cause. Throughout the day, customers approached the friendly NMSS volunteers letting them know that they, or someone close to them, are struggling with MS and that the National Multiple Sclerosis Society has been an excellent resource. It was heartening to see this organization working in the lives of our local patrons,Jessica Varnes, a marketing specialist with Whole Foods, says. MS affects more than 6,000 people in South Florida. The NMSS has been fighting the crippling disease since 1953, providing funds for research to find a cure while offering programs to enhance knowledge, health and independence for individuals and their families dealing with the disease. The mission of the NMSS is to mobilize resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS. Whole Foods collects funds for MSBB&T shines on Lighthouse of CollierLighthouse of Collier Inc. has been selected as BB&T's 2010 Lighthouse Project. Every year, BB&T partners with a local charity to pay it forward and to help that charity continue its work in the commuity. Helping Lighthouse of Collier was an easy decision to make for our Collier County Lighthouse project committee, says Susan Maurer, BB&Ts senior vice president and Collier area executive. Lighthouse of Collier focuses on fostering independence for the blind and visually impaired. It is the only center devoted to blindness and vision loss in Collier county. The BB&T Lighthouse Project funds will help pay for upgrades to the organizations donated office space in Bayfront. The office will receive a fresh coat of paint, and a kitchen complete with all appliances, including a washer/dryer, will be installed for use as a classroom of sorts, where clients will be able to get instruction in basic daily skills such as cooking and doing laundry. The mission of the Lighthouse of Collier is to promote the development, implementation and on-going evaluation of programs and services that enhance the quality of life for the blind, visually impaired and their caregivers. To make a donation or learn more, call 430-3934 or visit www.lighthouseofcollier.org. CORI HIGGINS / FLORIDA WEEKLYStanding, left to right: Ryon Coote, Michael Muskat, Monica Whiting and Jessica Varnes. Kneeling, left to right: Natalie Guadalupe, Giana Santos, Cassandra Dennis and Bethany Smith. Bha!Bha!A Persian Bistro (239) 594-5557 COLLECTIONS AT VANDERBILT 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Rd., Suite 150239.514.5009 www.luxnaples.com firstname.lastname@example.orgBUY 1 GET 1 HALF OFFON REGULAR PRICE ITEMS NOW THROUGH AUG 14TH *Does not apply to sale items, Kimmy Keys, Sandie Howe or Lindsey Toppino jewelry* OF EQUAL OR LESSER VALUE. PUZZLE ANSWERS
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 29-AUGUST 4, 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 DIS MOUNT By Linda ThistleSponsored By: Moderate Challenging Expert Puzzle Difficulty this week: LEO (July 23 to August 22) A job-related move might hold more positive surprises than youd expected. Go into it with confidence, and look for all the advantages it offers. Then decide what youll do with what you find.VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Driving yourself too hard to get something done on a deadline you set up can backfire. Ease into a more realistic finish date, and add more breaks to your work schedule.LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Your sense of humor can brighten any dark period, and your laughter can dispel those gray clouds swirling around you. The weekend presents a surprising but welcome change.SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Be careful about the words you use, especially in touchy situations. The old Chinese saying that the spoken word is silver, but the unspoken gold could well apply here.SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Some facts could emerge to shed light on unresolved past problems. What you learn also might help explain why a once-warm relationship suddenly cooled down.CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Dont let your pride get in the way of checking into what could be a great new opportunity. Get the facts first, and worry about procedure and protocol later.AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A health problem in the family might have other relatives assuming that, as before, youll take over the health-care duties. Surprise them and insist they share in the caretaking.PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A series of changes can be unsettling, but in the long run, it can pay off with new perspectives on what you plan to do. Keep your mind open to the possibilities that might well lie ahead.ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Avoid adding to the tension around you. Even a well-meant reaction against something you perceive as unfair could be misunderstood. Let things calm down, and then talk about it.TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Its a good time for romance for unattached Bovines, and a good time for reinforcing the bonds between partners. Childrens needs are important during the latter part of the week.GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A compliment from a surprising source sends you wafting way up into the clouds, where sorry to say your view of whats going on is obscured. Come on down and face some reality.CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Even a family-loving person like you sometimes can feel youre at the end of the line with contentious kinfolk. But things can work out. Remember that its better to talk than walk.BORN THIS WEEK: You might be under a royal sign, but you have a wonderful way of embracing everyone as an equal.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 29-AUGUST 4, 2010 C11 Salt opens with Angelina Jolie in her underwear. Her character, Evelyn Salt, is being tortured in a North Korean prison and keeps repeating: I am not a spy.I am not a spy, which savvy moviegoers know means shes definitely a spy. This attention-grabbing sequence, which sets up elements of espionage, truth and Ms. Jolies underwear (which does come into play again later), is director Philip Noyces way of telling the audience not to believe what it immediately sees or hears. The problem is this lasts for the entire movie, as confusion, unclear motivations and intentional misdirection lead to a muddled, preposterous mess. Evelyns spy status is confirmed when we see her working for the CIA Its quittin time at the office, but her boss, Ted Winter (Liev Schreiber), asks her to interrogate an old Russian defector (Daniel Olbrychski) who turned himself in. He says a Russian spy named Evelyn Salt(!) is going to kill the Russian president at the New York City funeral of the U.S. vice president. Ted believes Evelyn when she proclaims her innocence, but counterintelligence agent Peabody (Chiwetel Ojiofor) doesnt, and shes taken into custody. Then she easily escapes with the help of her underwear. Now think about this: If she were innocent and had nothing to hide, 1) she wouldnt escape, and 2) all she would have to do is not kill the Russian president! Thats it. If she just didnt do that one small thing, shed be free and clear. But no, screenwriter Kurt Wimmer has to take the story on a tilt-a-whirl before it gets dizzy and throws up an ending. The biggest flaw is that we never know whose side Evelyn is on, let alone why shes doing what shes doing. If the viewer has no one to root for, interest will lag no matter how exhilarating the action. Occasional flashbacks attempt to add context, but fail in part because the movie needs clarity, not background info. The action is high impact and sufficiently rendered, but nothing special. One sequence involves Evelyn jumping onto three different trucks while moving at a high speed on the highway, then stealing some guys motorcycle and riding to safety. That said, the energy is high throughout, and the musical score by James Newton Howard nicely accentuates the action. Why actors with the talent of Ms. Jolie, Ms. Schreiber and Mr. Ojiofor would get involved in this nonsense is anyones guess. No doubt the paycheck was nice, but they know better than anyone that the story needs to be there or everything else is irrelevant. Complicated? Sure! Pointless? You bet. Salt is here to satisfy the massively growing demand for Cold War-inspired action movies set in the present day. Wait, there is no demand for that? No wonder its such a disappointment. Dan Hudak is the chairman of the Florida Film Critics Circle and a nationally syndicated film critic. You can e-mail him at dan@hudakonhollywood. com and read more of his work at www. hudakonhollywood.com.The Kids Are All Right (Julianne Moore, Annette Bening, Mark Ruffalo) A lesbian couple (Ms. Moore and Ms. Bening) faces unforeseen challenges after their teenage children (Mia Wasikowska and Josh Hutcherson) track down their sperm donor biological father (Mr. Ruffalo). The story goes in a questionable direction, but writer/ director Lisa Cholodenko has nonetheless pulled off a rare feat: She has seamlessly merged the family and parenting issues with those often depicted in a straight couple with teenage children, which is a first for a movie that features such A-list talent. Speaking of which, the performances are phenomenal, particularly Ms. Bening. Could she please win an Oscar already? Rated R.Ramona and Beezus (Selena Gomez, Joey King, John Corbett) When their father (Mr. Corbett) loses his job, clumsy young Ramona (Miss King) and teenage Beezus (Miss Gomez) try to help the family make ends meet. Its a wholesome and harmless family film thats a bit too cutesy and sweet for adults, though there are some amusing moments. In fairness: The 10-old girl who saw the movie with me said it was amazing. So there you have it. Rated G LATEST FILMS CAPSULES Salt REVIEWED BY DAN HUDAKwww.hudakonhollywood.com ............Is it worth $10? No >> The lead for Salt was originally intended for Tom Cruise, but he dropped out because he thought it was too close to his role in Mission: Impossible. in the know danHUDAK www.hudakonhollywood.com
C12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 29-AUGUST 4, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY $39*Introductory 1-Hour Massage Session Interactive Friendly Pirate Fun for the Whole Family 239-765-7272 www.PiecesOfEight.com 2500 Main Street Ft Myers Beach Located at Salty Sams Waterfront Adventures Arrive 30-40 minutes prior to departure. Call For Times and Reservations 239-765-7272 10 Southwest Florida Locations Whos Got Time To Cook?WE DO! To Find Your Neighboorhood Location! www.ribcity.com FLORIDA WEEKLY WRITING CHALLENGE You can learn an awful lot stuck at a traffic light. Perhaps nothing necessary, but always interesting. As a teenager, a random traffic light directed me onto an emotional side street not on my map. The career fallout was joining the Detroit Police Department. Inside, I was forever changed. I still evolve. And now 37 years distant and retired on a Florida gulf beach of exhilarating beauty, Im slumped in a canvas chair. I can tolerate only so many old men in string swimwear. Heres my harsh reality man, Im not ready for the pasture. The body is puckering, but Im only 55 and still fulla beans. My back throbs, but my heart is relevant. I stumbled upon the new me at a traffic signal on Detroits west Lafayette Boulevard. Back then you could wander Detroit streets. Overcast and raw, the noisy sleet that day bounced off cars like handfuls of pennies. Inside, the window defroster wheezed. In a lot to our left, a purple Cadillac slumped dead. The long red light exaggerated the somberness. Sharp words pierced the street from our right. Two older men at the crosswalk flailed like small cats. The mild humor of winos scuffling on ice soured when one man, like an awful magician, produced a machete from his heavy coat, hacking at the others thickly jacketed arm. Timing the blows of a thankfully dull blade, the other man reached to the sidewalk for a pipe to strike back. And they went at it. Drivers froze for, maybe, three green lights. Ringside, this outburst went beyond me. What drives men to kill? Although the pair now lay foolishly sprawled in exhaustion, the impulse was to laugh, but that felt vaguelywrong. I was compelled to examine secrets that push men to savageness. The next day I visited a Detroit Police recruiter. I need to help, I said. The officer smirked. That urge to assist never dwindled. The salty gulf breezes finger the pages of a newspaper in my lap. Browned girls parade by, covered in no more than a spool of thread. Its nice everything I dreamed. Yet, I cant get my arms around paradise. Am I reduced to pottering after shells? I was a young patrolman chasing a skinny teen, cop gear jangling for about 20 yards. Like a greyhound, that kid in blinding speed vanished. I was awed. Again, something was gained (respect for him) and lost (respect for me). The lasting lesson? The ghetto is full of John Dillingers. But what else is there? That kid was later found shot, unable in red sneakers to outrun God. At his funeral, I endured icy stares. I had to honor him. Blame is assigned like homework. Well, to be honest with you, we are at war, tribal almost, centered in major U.S. cities. Our countrys in trouble, yet Stuck in trafficBY CRAIG GARRETT 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 email@example.com 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 jobsonly cops seem to be doing anything about it. A cop buddy on Reserve military duty said blow out every high-rise window, garbage up the streets, use sidewalks as a toilet, and you got Kabul. We smirked until he somberly noted our guys die in that dump of a country. But Im thinking, he could be talking about Detroit, my home city. I miss being at the center of the fix. I admit beach life is good. For the first time in decades, random thoughts rattle around like a pea in a whistle. Im relaxing, not so edgy, embracing these warm lime waters. Even my wife says Im different. Experience schooled me well: Remain vigilant at traffic signals. Now its for these wacky Florida drivers.
WEEK OF JULY 29-AUGUST 4, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C13 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.comOnce in a long while, the unexpected power of a book by an unknown author comes as a revelation. Such is the case with Children of Secrets, an autobiographical novel by a Naples resident using the pen name Lander Duncan in order to respect the privacy of his relatives. The book examines the debilitating cruelty of racial prejudice and the devastating consequences of family secrets.The story opens on the Alabama campus of the famous Tuskegee Institute, sanctioned by Congress in 1881 as a Negro Normal School. It is 1939 when we meet the family of influential Tuskegee Chaplain Bryant, who successfully argues for Tuskegee to maintain an officer training program as a way of enhancing graduates opportunities. Dr. Bryants daughter Abigail, a voluptuous woman at 15 and a flirtatious campus head-turner, entices the extremely guarded CJ Duncan, the best hope of a poor Arkansas Delta family. When the imaginative, eccentric and light-skinned Abigail reveals that she is pregnant, chaos reigns until Dr. Bryant decides not to report CJs infractions. CJ graduates and receives his lieutenants bars. Married by Dr. Bryant in a private ceremony, the couple is banished to the Duncan familys impoverished Arkansas home. Abigail has their first child, James, while CJ performs stateside military exercises. Shortly before she visits CJ on a military base, Abigail becomes pregnant by a white man. She passes this child, Lander, off as a premature child of CJs. Before CJ is sent overseas, Abigail becomes pregnant with a third son, Daniel. The author vividly describes CJs service in Europe during WWII. An able and courageous leader of his all-Negro unit, he faces unimaginable dangers defusing land mines. He is depressed by the high attrition rate of his company and by how the Negro soldier seems expendable. While his letters home form the basis of remarkable combat narratives, they dont reveal his brief affair in occupied Germany.Returning from army duty, CJs plans to use his GI Bill for medical school are blocked at every path. Merely another black man in the segregated South, his combat ribbons only aggravate as they challenge the white establishment. Finding work only as a redcap at the train station, the accomplished and ambitious CJ becomes a dispirited, bitter man.For voicing his outrage, he is falsely accused of sexually assaulting a white woman, an accusation that leads to a lynch-mob death. Abigail and the children barely escape from their burning house. Fortunately, they had already made plans to flee KKK-infested Arkansas and resettle in a relatives vacant home in Washington, Pa. Abigail forces the boys to promise never to speak of CJ or how he died. Unwisely, but perhaps with good intentions, she blocks them from acknowledging their father. This promise may be in preparation for having them pass as white. They live in proud poverty in a crumbling home, paradoxically located in the upscale section of town. But poverty remains their enemy. Menial jobs and Abigails refusal to accept charity plague the family. In addition, the boys become burdened by their mothers increasingly eccentric ways. As Lander reaches his mid-teens, Abigail marries an alcoholic gambler who persuades her to move elsewhere and to leave Lander on his own. He is deeply hurt by this abandonment. These latter stages of Landers childhood are revealed through flashbacks in a section of the novel set in 1968. A Vietnam War veteran now in his mid20s, Lander is studying at UCLA. After not contacting his family for almost a decade, he receives news from James, who was headed for Penn State when their mother remarried: Abigail is near death. Landers painful, tentative re-entry into the family is filled with recriminations among the brothers. There is much forgiving and forgetting to do, a lot of respecting conflicting perspectives on their mothers decisions and on Landers self-exile. As life drains from the once-vivacious Abigail, these issues are only partially addressed but there is a beginning. Even after her funeral, during which Lander attempts to honor her memory, James lashes out at him. Then comes the final secret: An unmailed letter to her friend Doretha found in Abigails Bible reveals the truth about Lander. In Children of Secrets, Lander Duncans poetic prose orchestrates the full range of emotions with virtuoso power. Readers will experience the intricacies of the human heart suffering the profound anguish of racial injustice and the confusion of mixed-race identity. Discover more at www.childrenofsecrets.com. e s s e e r l h h i V 2 n d w t d i FLORIDA WRITERS Lander Duncan spins a saga of secrets and skin BY PHILIP K. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC14 WEEK OF JULY 29-AUGUST 4, 2010 Three Dog Night 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 Take a step back in time with Collier County Museums classic movie matinees every Saturday. Movies are free and begin at 1 p.m. The July 31 show is Ghosts on the Loose, from 1943. When the East Side Kids try to do a good deed by fixing up an old house, they discover that the house is actually a secret hideout for Nazi operatives led by Bela Lugosi. Leo Gorcey and Huntz Hall, along with Bobby Jordan and Rick Vallin, engage in madcap antics along with the lovely Ava Gardner. Running time is 63 minutes. Also coming up: Aug. 7: You Cant Take It With You (1938) Aug. 14: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) Aug. 21: It Happened One Night (1934) Aug. 28: Cross Creek (1983) The main Collier County Museum at 3301 Tamiami Trail E. is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is always free. For more information, call 252-8476 or visit www.colliermuseums.com. The Philharmonic Center for the Arts and the Naples International Film Festival have teamed up to produce date night consisting of dinner and a classic movie on Saturday, Aug. 14. The evening begins in the Phil lobby with a meal prepared by McCormick & Schmicks. Following dinner at 5:30 p.m., Alfred Hitchcocks Notorious will begin at 7 p.m. on the silver screen in the intimate setting of Daniels Pavilion. And following the film, Grammy Award-winning film commentator Rick Harris, who teaches the Phils Lifelong Learning American Films and Movie Icons series, will host a question-andanswer session about the movie. Notorious stars Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman and Claude Rains. A thrilled filled with intrigue and espionage, it premiered at Radio City Music Hall in 1946. It made $4.8 million on its first theatrical American domestic release, making it one of the biggest hits of the year. Future dinner-and-a-movie nights are planned, although dates have not been announced. Cost is $49 per person. To make a date, call 597-1900 or visit www.thephil.org. Ghosts from 1943 on way to museumMake a date for dinner and a movie Brimming with history, culture, & nature, SWFL has IT. Now thru Sept. 6th discover the treasures that lie just inland. Visitors can explore these attractions with a discount simply by downloading a coupon from their web sites!Visit: www.sw museumofhistory.com to begin your journey. Fine Italian Cuisine.Well Guarded Recipes.pasta fresh seafood daily specials homemade desserts Naples 935 Airport Pulling Rd. N. 239-566-1100 Bonita 28340 Trails Edge Blvd. 239-947-2202 Monday Saturday Lunch: 11am 4pm Dinner: 4pm Close Friday Night Fresh 1 lb. Main Lobster$19.95BUY ONE LUNCH OR DINNERGET ONE 50% OFF15 Years of Culinary Excellence in Florida.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 29-AUGUST 4, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C17 Opera Naples holds its third annual Eurofest fundraiser celebrating the music, culture, cuisine and wines of Western Europe from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, at the home of maestro William Noll. The music salon will be filled with the voices and instruments of emerging professional artists performing opera and other vocal pieces from four centuries. The evenings soloists include baritone Stephen Andrew Mumbert, mezzo-soprano Melissa Vitrella and soprano Deborah Berioli. Sopranos Steffanie Enjoy a touch of Europe with Opera NaplesMUMBERT BERIOLI VITRELLA FRANK Pearce and Florida Gulf Coast Universitys Carolyn Greiner will join Ms. Vitrella in a performance of the trio Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss. Pianist Robin Shuford Frank will provide accompaniment. Tickets are $100 per person. Seating is limited, and reservations can be made by calling Opera Naples at 514-SING (7464).
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C20 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 29-AUGUST 4, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYFLORIDA 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.CINDY PIERCE / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1. Made Wijaya and Brian Holley 2. Sandy Cotter and Tracey Young 3. David and Vicky Smith 4. Jean Semmler and Brian Elliott 5. Sondra Quinn, Nan Goebel, Judy Sproul, Giovanna DAlesio and Mark Goebel 6. Meghan Clancy, Cassie McMillion and Shannon Palmer 7. Sandy Wilson and Jill BarryLandscape architect for the Marci and L. Bates Lea Asian GardensNaples Botanical Garden welcomes Made Wijaya 3 5 7 2 1 4 6
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 29-AUGUST 4, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C21 FLORIDA 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.1. Dana Wexler and Michael Biondo 2. Guillermo Cabrera, Leslie and Barry Zell 3. Kiko Au and Keri Meehan 4. Kathleen Fleming, Jeff Davis and Kathy Swank 5. Martha and Bill Bibby and Mary Cone 6. Myra Gonzalez and Iliana Gsotty 7. Sue Huff and Vicki Hall 8. Melissa Felice and Vanessa Warner 9. Michelle Jones and Marci Seamples 10. Keri Gowan and Diana Johnson 11. Christopher and Rosie Hatwell 12. Ron and Michelle WotringA groovy get-together at Collection at VanderbiltSock It To Me for PACE for Girls 1 4 5 6 23 78 91 0 11 12DENNIS GOODMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLY
C22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 29-AUGUST 4, 2010 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYHere are some capsule summaries of previous reviews: Bay House, 799 Walkerbilt Road; 591-3837 Nestled right along the edge of the mangrove-lined Cocohatchee, the dining room seems a throwback to the late s when it was built with an old boathouse ambience. Bay House is a rare establishment in which the caliber of the food matches the quality of the water view. Highlights from a recent dinner included crawfish cakes with Georgia peaches sauted scallops with poached shrimp, beet risotto and horseradish beurre monte; sockeye salmon with tarragon red wine sauce and cinnamon-dusted churros with fleur de sel caramel and cayenne fudge sauces. Service was exemplary, as was the wine list. Full bar.Food: Service: Atmosphere: Marias Restaurant, 27080 Old 41, Bonita Springs; 495-1868 For those who know Mexican food is much more than fajitas and tacos, theres Marias, a bastion of authentic south-ofthe-border fare at bargain prices. Located just north of Everglades Wonder Gardens, its been a fixture on Old 41 since the early s. The menu offers a dizzying array of Mexican food. I loved the queso fundido, a cheese dip full of chewy crumbles of chorizo, and the sopecitos, three corn masa pancakes topped with refrieds, onions, hot sauce, cheese and chicken. Lamb tacos were delicious with onions and parsley and tampiquena tender, well-seasoned pork served with three cheese enchiladas and tomatillo sauce were excellent as well. Full bar.Food: Service: Atmosphere: M Waterfront Grille, Village on Venetian Bay, 4300 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Naples; 263-4421 Maxwells on the Bay has a sleek contemporary look and a sophisticated menu to match as well as a stellar view of Naples Bay, which rightly serves as a focal point. The dining room itself, which underwent renovation last year, is done in lots of woods and earth tones, gives the restaurant a stylish air. Executive Chef Brian Rolands menu features cuttingedge Continental cuisine, with dishes such as heirloom beets with fried goat cheese, escargots with wild mushrooms, spinach and Boursin cream, orange misoglazed sea bass with goat cheese dumplings and milk chocolate lava cake. Polished service and an exemplary wine list further enhance the meal. Full bar.Food: Service: Atmosphere: Olio on Naples Bay, Naples Bay Resort, 1500 Fifth Ave.; 530-5110 Italian-inspired, Napa Valley influenced is this restaurants theme, which fares well under the talented eye of Scott Sopher, the resorts executive chef and director of food and beverage. Dine outside along the waterfront, in the bar or the main dining room with a prime view of the open kitchen. Small plates abound. We loved the crispy polenta fries with roasted mushroom demi glace, parmesan cheese and white truffle oil; spicy shrimp and calamari scampi; limoncello-cured salmon with horseradish mascarpone, fried capers and crostini; and roasted red and yellow beet salad with baby arugula, sherry vinaigrette, crumbled goat cheese and hazelnuts. Large plates of seared diver scallops and jumbo shrimp over risotto, sous vide duck breast with root vegetables and seared veal medallions with olive oil whipped potatoes, mushroom demi glace and crumbled goat cheese were first rate as well. For dessert, Italian strawberry shortcake and cherry pistachio bread pudding with house-made vanilla gelato were excellent. Full bar.Food: Service: Atmosphere: Remys Neighborhood Bistro, Target Plaza, 2300 Pine Ridge Road; 403-9922 This friendly European-style caf exudes a festive, relaxed air in both the dining room and bar. The food has a Mediterranean flair, with French and Italian dishes predominating but a few other surprises mixed in for interest. The duck spring rolls were crunchy with a chewy duck stuffing. Lobster bisque was creamy with more of a clam than lobster flavor. Osso buco made with lamb was fork tender with a mellow and delicious tomato sauce. Seafood Provencal contained a generous portion of scallops, salmon, shrimp and mussels in a pesto sauce over capellini. A caramel and chocolate mousse layered to look like a parfait was satisfying without being overly rich. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 29-AUGUST 4, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 food & wine CALENDAR Thursday, July 29, 6-9 p.m., Robb & Stucky Culinary Center: Chef Lisa Fidler of The Flying Pig shows how to prepare easy, delicious food that travels well, making it ideal for picnics and boat rides; $45 per person, 26501 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; (866) 206-3840. Saturday, July 31, 7:30-11:30 a.m., Third Street South : The weekly farmers market sets up in the parking area behind Tommy Bahamas between Third Street and Gordon Drive. Saturday, July 31, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., The Collection at Vanderbilt : More than 30 vendors gather for the North Naples Green Market; northwest corner of Vanderbilt Beach and Airport roads; 249-9480. Saturday, July 31, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Campiellos : Chef Vincenzo Betulia holds a summer cooking class exploring regions of Italy; $75, 1177 Third St. S.; 435-1166. Reservations required. Saturday, July 31, 3 p.m., Naples Tomato : Learn the art of making mozzarella cheese. Enjoy some wine and cheese, and take home a pound of mozzarella; $35, 14700 Tamiami Trail; 5989800. Reservations required. Saturday, July 31, 11 a.m., The Sauce Lady : Ela Vivonetto, aka The Sauce Lady, teaches a class for kids in creating wholesome and nutritious three-course meals; $20, 1810 J&C Blvd.; 592-5557. Reservations required. Wednesday, Aug. 4, 11, 18 and 25, 6-8 p.m., The Sauce Lady : Ela Vivonetto, a second-generation Italian chef, demonstrates how to create five-minute meals at weekly cooking classes through October; $20, 1810 J&C Blvd.; 592-5557. Reservations required. Wednesday, Aug. 11, 5:30-8 p.m., Decanted : Sample sparkling wines from around the world and learn how to incorporate them into a variety of meals, rather than just serving them on special occasions; $10, 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 434-1814. Reservations requested. Saturday, Aug. 14, 9-11 a.m., Ridgway Bar & Grill: Chef/owner Tony Ridgway leads a class called Organic or Not in which participants will compare the taste of organic and non-organic items, discuss what constitutes organic food and what works for you; $40, 1300 Third St. S.; 262-5500. Reservations required. Wednesday, Aug. 11, 5:30-7 p.m., Sea Salt: The evenings summer wine school class features racy reds; $15, 1186 Third St. S.; 434-7258. Reservations requested. Tuesday, Aug. 17, 6:30-8 p.m., Decanted : In Wine 101, participants learn how to taste wines and discover the differences between whites and reds; $20, 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 434-1814. Reservations required. Thursday, Aug. 19, Bamboo Caf : Well-mannered canines and their companions are invited to a fundraising dinner featuring dog trainer Lyn Morningstar who will discuss Decoding Canine Body Language, with proceeds benefiting The Brody Project for Animal Assisted Therapy; $55 (includes $25 tax-deductible donation), 755 12th Ave. South; 643-6177. Submit event listings to Cuisine@floridaweekly.com. Restaurant Week at MercatoGet ready for some dining specials as Mercato stages Restaurant Week from Friday, Aug. 6, through Thursday, Aug. 12.This is Mercatos first Restaurant Week, says Kristin Cartwright, director of Lutgert Commercial Marketing. Its a concept used throughout the country, and we are excited to bring it to Mercato. Patrons can savor diverse dishes, multiple courses and many unique restaurants, all at special discounts. Many cities sponsor such celebrations to generate business during traditionally slower periods. To spice up the event, Mercato invites customers to share their dining experiences by posting comments on the Mercato Facebook page. Each entry qualifies the writer for a drawing for a gift card. For details, call 403-2204 or visit www. mercatoshops.com. Local should Embrace NaplesChef Patric (who, like Cher, Beyonce and Prince uses but one name) is spearheading a celebration he calls Embrace Naples, an event for and about, well, Naples. The idea to highlight local businesses came about when he began considering what to do for the first anniversary of his popular breakfast and lunch caf, Patrics, at 1485 Pine Ridge Road. We never had a grand opening and wanted to do something now that weve been open a year, he says. So we decided to create an event that would celebrate all the truly local businesses, artists and music we have. karenFELDMAN firstname.lastname@example.org FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE A smorgasbord of summer food and dining news m ., ci pant s s cove r a nd d; o So, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, a host of restaurants, artists, musicians and other businesses will fill the Mission West shopping center on Pine Ridge Road with food, fun and music. All local concerns are invited to participate. Its $30 for a 10-by-10-foot space, which also includes the participants name in the event program. Want a bigger space? A 10-by-20-foot space is $50. And, for those who cant come but want to be included in the publicity, $30 will do the trick, Proceeds raised through the event will benefit PAWS of Avow Hospice, a program that provides pet visits to those in hospice care as well as foster care and adoption services for the pets of those who face life-threatening illness. Registration deadline is Wednesday, Aug. 11. Call 3049754.Mystery at Bamboo CafBamboo Caf is holding a Guess What Youre Having for Dinner Tonight? event at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4. The dinner features eight tasting portions of French classics. Guests are challenged to identify the names of the dishes served; French-themed prizes will be awarded to the winners. Joelle Rossano, of Rose de Paris & Provence, will be the special guest. The dinner is $35 per person. Reservations are suggested.The caf is also offering a new selection of small, estate-grown red and white wines priced at $20. Bamboo Caf is at 755 12th Ave. S. Its open 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Call 643-6177 or visit www. bamboocafefrenchhomecooking.com.Help kids with cancerFor lovers of great causes and great food, a cool summer event takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18, at Rumrunners at Cape Harbour in Cape Coral.Todd Johnson, chef/partner of Rumrunners, The Joint and RunAgrounds, stages this annual benefit for Barbaras FriendsThe Childrens Hospital Cancer Fund, enlisting his culinary colleagues who bring their talents to the table as well. This years participants include Napels own Sea Salt along with Norman Love Confections, Blu Sushi, The Flying Pig, The Joint and Rumrunners. In addition to chefs specialties, guests will enjoy three wine stations, a vodka luge (ice sculpture that chills vodka), an auction and music by Megan Rose. Its $125 per person; dress is Caribbean casual. Call 985-3550 for a reservation. The Childrens Hospital serves youngsters with cancer from throughout Southwest Florida.Short takes Brio Tuscan Grille offers a threecourse prix fixe menu for $16.95 starting at 3 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Choose from grilled chicken fettuccine alla vodka, tangy citrus chicken or beef medallions Marsala, plus either the soup of the day or choice of salad and a dessert of tiramisu, crme brulee or milk chocolate caramel cake. Brio is at the Waterside Shops, 5505 Tamiami Trail N. Call 593-5319. Freds Diner is now Freds Food, Fun & Spirits, reflecting the restaurants expanded entertainment options, which include shows, improv and live music. The patio remains dog friendly, in honor of the eponymous Fred, a chunky Chihuahua who shares his home with the restaurants owners, Tony and Kathy Newton. Its at 2700 Immokalee Road. Call 431-7928. Pollo Tropical now offers a chicken quesadilla wrap with grilled chicken breast, melted cheddar jack cheese, tomatoes and chipotle dressing on a grilled 8-inch flatbread. Its available for a limited time at branches at 3777 E. Tamiami Trail and 5065 Golden Gate Parkway. The Real Macaw offers a $10 barbecue dinner as well as its regular menu starting at 5 p.m. Sundays. Live entertainment is provided by Smokin Joe and the Snapper Magnets. Its at 3275 Bayshore Drive. Call 732-1188.Whats new Passage to India, which has operated in Bonita Springs for almost two decades, has moved to North Naples into the space previously occupied by Two Brothers Baci and Baci. The Imperial Square restaurant features Northern Indian fare along with more bar options. Its open 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. weekdays for lunch and 5-10 p.m. Monday through Saturday for dinner. Call 513-0024 for details. Jasmine Garden Chinese opened recently in Springs Plaza in Bonita Springs. Its mainly a takeout spot, with a handful of tables and the customary Chinese-American menu. Its open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3:30-10 p.m. Sunday. Its at 8951 Bonita Beach Road. Call 495-6688 or visit www.jasminegardenchinese.com.Coming attractions Look for Freddie Rebels sports bar to open next month in the Shirley Street location previously occupied by Stevie Tomatos Sports Page. The building once occupied by Sanibel Steakhouse and then The Keg Steakhouse and Bar is slated to become a sports bar as well. Bokampers Sports Bar & Grill is expected to open in the next couple of months, a sister to the original Bokampers in Plantation. Its named for its founder, Kim Bokamper, a former Miami Dolphin and now East Coast sportscaster. Its expected to have dozens of televisions and a 5-pound hamburger, appropriately named The Beast. In addition to 3 pounds of beef, it contains bacon, cheese and fried eggs. Its $29.99 but is free to anyone who eats the whole thing in an hour or less. On hiatus In Naples, Caf Italia has closed until early October. The Miromar Outlets branch in Estero remains open. In Bonita Springs, Vincenzos, Wylds and A Table Apart are on summer break.Recent closingsThere have been several closings of late, among them: The Art of Being, Bayshore Landing Caf, Melting Pot and Uno Chicago Grill, all in Naples, and Grillroom Chop House & Wine Bar at Coconut Point in Estero. AZN at Mercato Bamboo Caf
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Naples Total Sales Increase at Least 47 PercentReport Shows 9 Percent Increase in Median Closed Price www.LevitanMcQuaid.com JULY 29-AUG 4, 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 LevitanMcQuaid Real Estate Services.www.LevitanMcQuaid.com 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. OPEN SUNDAY, AUGUST 1ST FROM 1-4PMQUAIL CREEK ESTATES Pick up Map at Gate Tiffany McQuaid 287-6308QUAIL WESTPick up Map at Gate Steve Levitan 269-4700QUAIL CREEK VILLAGE11796 Quail Village WayDon Lasch 285-6413 LONGSHORE LAKENEW LISTING! Pick up Map at Gate Sandy Sims 595-2969ISLAND WALK3482 Bravada Way Pam Maher 877-9521 HUNT FOR HOUSES! 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.
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