Athletes of all levels can try this triathlonAthletes of all levels have the chance to swim, bike and then run in five triathlon races in Naples this weekend. The New York State-based events management company called HITS Inc. launched its inaugural triathlon series last month in Palm Springs, Calif., with an event that drew 1,100 participants. The Naples HITS Triathlon Series races are expected to draw about 500 athletes based on early registration. Theres no registration fee to compete in the easiest event for first-timers or beginners: the Open triathlon, in which participants will swim 100 meters, bike three miles and run one mile. The series most challenging race is the Full Ironman: a 2.4mile swim followed by a 112-mile bicycle ride and a marathon (26.2 miles) run. For athletes in between, there are the Sprint (750-meter swim, 12.4-mile bike ride, 3.1-mile run), Olympic (1,500-meter swim, 24.8-mile ride, 6.2-mile run) and Half Ironman (1.2-mile swim, 56-mile ride, 13.1-mile run) triathlons. All competitors will start with plunge into the Gulf of Mexico just off the start/finish line on Vanderbilt Beach Road. Then BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ oridaweekly.com IT WAS AN AMERICAN YEAR MARKED by the momentous and the maudlin in ideas and action: on the one hand, the death of Osama bin Laden in May, the Arab spring in the summer and fall (to which our ideas about living contributed significantly), and the more recent Occupy Wall Street movement followed by the end of our war in Iraq, wrapping up in December.iDEASTHE YEAR IN2011S BRIGHTEST CONCEPTSBY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ oridaweekly.com SEE IDEAS, A8 SEE TRIATHLON, A10 Suburban Gardening The Childrens HospitalCasinos in SWFL Master Mobility Plan ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 PROFILE IN PARADISE A6 HEALTHY LIVING A26 PETS A30 NETWORKING B8-9 REAL ESTATE B11 EVENTS C6 WINE & CUISINE C26-27 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE www.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. IV, No. 13 FREE WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2012 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes App Store. Having a ballYoung execs for the David Lawrence Center get together, and more to-dos around town. C24-25 JuicedFlorida citrus fuels the economy. B1 Our good natureRookery Bay festival celebrates Southwest Floridas great outdoors. A12 History on displayCheck out this weekends Old Naples Antiques Show. C1
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Roger Williams.Donna MacNiven, 1948-2011Two stories shine like beacons from the last day of Donna MacNivens life, when November drew to a dark close and she finally lost her 16-year battle with breast cancer. With her loved ones gathered around her, Mrs. MacNiven summoned her friend, Elizabeth Brickman. I got in the bed with her our faces were close together and she asked to talk with me and to pray, recalls Mrs. Brickman. Suddenly everything changed. I was no longer the comforter; I couldnt do it. She had to comfort me. I said, I dont want you to go. And she said, Thats all right, Elizabeth. It wont be very long and youll be with me. She meant that the measure of eternity is wider and higher than we can imagine, and this life is short and transitory. She did not die with fear or any kind of dread. Something else revealing took place in those last hours, too. As Mrs. MacNiven slipped into unconsciousness, the telephone rang, Mrs. Brickman recalls. Donnas youngest daughter, Tiffany Lehman, answered it, only to discover a solicitor on the line. Tiffany could have hung up, or been brusque, but she didnt. She was courteous and kind. She spoke in full sentences. Thats how they were raised. Donna and her husband, Ralph MacNiven, raised their daughters, Tiffany, 33, and Heather Bosse, 34, in Naples after meeting on a blind date during their college days at the University of Florida. That sparkling moment led to a long and happy marriage. While Ralph established a thriving insurance business in Naples, Donna served as his office manager. Later, she became one of the first female State Farm insurance agents in the state, creating both her own agency and a vocational legacy for her girls. Each is now an insurance agent with a family of her own, Tiffany in Naples. Choose to build character over building wealth, was one of Mrs. MacNivens rules for living and building character meant helping people. So thats what she did. Everything she did, she did for someone else. She was the most positive person youve ever met, explains Tiffany. She formed the celebrated Youth Leadership Collier program for high school juniors. She joined the MAG Five, now MAG 10 a group of magnificent women who bring together the power of their friendships to help each other and others in the community. And she contributed countless hours to the Zonta Club of Naples, which empowers girls through education, among many other good works. But her true talent emerged in what Mrs. Brickman calls the laser focus of her hope for every person she met. Such one-on-one caring sprang from a single Biblical verse, Galatians 5:14: For the whole law is summed up in one command: Love your neighbor as you love yourself. Forced to wear a wig after cancer treatment, for example, in subsequent years she purchased and donated other wigs to people who couldnt afford them. She was a person people were instantly, almost magnetically attracted to, recalls Mrs. Brickman. Here is the reason: Donnas outlook on the world was that everyone was immediately pronounced Not Guilty. On each person, she focused this cheerful, joyful hope and encouragement. That was the essence of who she was. Although she was unfailingly sweet in temperament and manner, Mrs. MacNiven was no Pollyanna, especially when it came to raising her children. When Tiffany decided at 15 to run away without telling anyone for about two hours, to her friends house across the street her parents reaction sprang from another of her mothers rules to live by: When your child does something bad, overreact the first time so they dont do it again, and you dont have to react later. When Tiffany got home, her mother had become a Florida hurricane. They took my bedroom door off the hinges, she recalls. I had to strip my room. I had to clean it up and we painted it. I was punished for two months. And then? I NEVER did that again. Perhaps Mrs. MacNiven inherited some of her steel from her parents, who had raised her in Miami. Her dad was a fighter pilot in World War II who became an inventor and maker of products for the airplane industry; her mother was a strong, devoted homemaker. Her relationship with people in the world, notes Mrs. Brickman, was not passive. She wasnt the sweet, passive kind of caring person. She was way more active. She was dynamic, energetic, joyful, determined. Those molecules were jumping all over the place. Whether that came from genetics or from a conscious choice probably doesnt matter, suggests Mrs. Brickman. What matters is that it turned into a habit that became a life. And that life became a Neapolitan jewel.
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No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.325.1960 or visit us on the web at www.floridaweekly.com and click on subscribe today.One-year mailed subscriptions: $31.95 in-county$52.95 in-state $59.95 out-of-state All eyes are on Iowa this week, as the hodgepodge field of Republican contenders gallivants across that farm state seeking a win, or at least momentum, in the campaign for the partys presidential nomination. But behind the scenes, a battle is being waged by Republicans not against each other, but against American voters. Across the country, state legislatures and governors are pushing laws that seek to restrict access to the voting booth, laws that will disproportionately harm people of color, low-income people, and young and elderly voters. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund have just released a comprehensive report on the crisis, Defending Democracy: Confronting Modern Barriers to Voting Rights in America. In it, they write: The heart of the modern block the vote campaign is a wave of restrictive governmentissued photo identification requirements. In a coordinated effort, legislators in thirty-four states introduced bills imposing such requirements. Many of these bills were modeled on legislation drafted by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) a conservative advocacy group whose founder explained: Our leverage in the elections quite candidly goes up as the voting populace goes down. It is interesting that the right wing, long an opponent of any type of national identification card, is very keen to impose photo-identification requirements at the state level. Why? Ben Jealous, president of the NAACP, calls the voter ID laws a solution without a problem. ... Its not going to make the vote more secure. What it is going to do is put the first financial barrier between people and their ballot box since we got rid of the poll tax. You dont have to look far for people impacted by this new wave of voter-purging laws. Darwin Spinks, an 86-year-old World War II veteran from Murfreesboro, Tenn., went to the Department of Motor Vehicles to get a photo ID for voting purposes, since drivers over 60 there are issued drivers licenses without photos. After waiting in two lines, he was told he had to pay $8. Requiring a voter to pay a fee to vote has been unconstitutional since the poll tax was outlawed in 1964. Over in Nashville, 93-year-old Thelma Mitchell had a state-issued ID the one she used as a cleaner at the state Capitol building for more than 30 years. The ID had granted her access to the governors office for decades, but now, she was told, it wasnt good enough to get her into the voting booth. She and her family are considering a lawsuit, an unfortunate turn of events for a woman who is older than the right of women to vote in this country. It is not just the elderly being given the disenfranchisement runaround. The Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University School of Law points to bills making voter registration drives extremely difficult and risky for volunteer groups, bills requiring voters to provide specific photo ID or citizenship documents... bills cutting back on early and absentee voting, bills making it hard for students and active-duty members of the military to register to vote locally, and more. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder recently spoke on this alarming trend. He said: Our efforts honor the generations of Americans who have taken extraordinary risks, and willingly confronted hatred, bias and ignorance as well as billy clubs and fire hoses, bullets and bombs to ensure that their children, and all American citizens, would have the chance to participate in the work of their government. The right to vote is not only the cornerstone of our system of government it is the lifeblood of our democracy. Just this week, the Justice Department blocked South Carolinas new law requiring voters to show photo IDs at the polls, saying data submitted by South Carolina showed that minority voters were about 20 percent more likely to lack acceptable photo ID required at polling places. By some estimates, the overall population who may be disenfranchised by this wave of legislation is upward of 5 million voters, most of whom would be expected to vote with the Democratic Party. The efforts to quash voter participation are not genuine, grassroots movements. Rather, they rely on funding from people like the Koch brothers, David and Charles. That is why thousands of people, led by the NAACP, marched on the New York headquarters of Koch Industries two weeks ago en route to a rally for voting rights at the United Nations. Despite the media attention showered on the Iowa caucuses, the real election outcomes in 2012 will likely hinge more on the contest between billionaire political funders like the Kochs and the thousands of people in the streets, demanding one person, one vote. Denis Moynihan contributed research to this column. Amy Goodman is the host of Democracy Now!, a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 900 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.A haze of ugliness hung over President Barack Obama last month in Osawatomie, Kan., where he delivered a speech as malodorous as an Occupy Wall Street encampment and about as thoughtful. The president needs a campaign theme to patch him over for the next year. He settled on all but blaming the rich for trashing the American Dream. Income inequality, he said, gives lie to the promise thats at the very heart of America. How so? The president maintains that with inequality on the rise, it had already become more difficult in 1980 than at the end of World War II for a child to climb out of poverty into the middle class. What happened between World War II and 1980? For one, we had the advent of the Great Society. The fact that the creation of a liberal dream state coincided, in his view, with the diminution of advancement might make a more reflective man stop and think. Not our president. President Obama implied that some people are poor because other people are rich, an assumption of class antagonism antithetical to the American idea and tenuously connected to the evidence. Consider a concrete example. The presidents former top budget official, Peter Orszag, departed the administration to work at Citigroup for upward of $2 million a year. Putting aside the seemliness and the merits of Orszags pay and that of his cohorts on Wall Street, how does his paycheck make it harder for anyone else to get ahead? Orszags income doesnt increase out-of-wedlock childbearing, incarceration or lack of work effort all significant obstacles to advancement up the income scale. If inequality were foreclosing opportunity, we would have seen steadily declining mobility since the late 1970s. Scott Winship of the Brookings Institution, an expert in this area, says as near as we can tell, the data doesnt bear that out. We are sticky at the bottom, meaning we have trouble getting people out of the bottom fifth, but that has been a long-standing failing. Everyone agrees the ticket ahead in America is education. Children from the bottom fifth who get a college degree have only a 16 percent chance of staying in the bottom fifth and a 19 percent chance of making it to the top fifth and getting excoriated by the most powerful man in the world. In his speech, President Obama called for a national mission to improve education in the same breath he inveighed against laying off good teachers. Does it ever occur to him that some of the teachers might not be good? The teachers unions have surely done more to hamper upward mobility in America than the nations most loathsome collection of banksters. We should endeavor to create the conditions for economic growth, transform education fundamentally and champion the bourgeois virtues at every opportunity. But President Obama only wants shiny new wrapping paper for his same old proposals taxes on the rich, infrastructure spending and regulation. This familiar litany is now supposed to be the answer to complex, decades-long trends. Its good to know he takes himself so seriously; no one else should. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. p r a t C d richLOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly OPINIONBlame the rich a t t b s p amyGOODMANSpecial to Florida Weekly If you cant beat them, enjoin them (from voting)
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FRESH COLD PRESSED 100% ITALIAN PINOT GRIGIO MERLOT Mario'sMeat Market and Deli The new Chabad Jewish Community Center celebrates its grand opening at 1789 Mandarin Road on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 15. Festivities will include the dedication of a restored Torah salvaged from the Holocaust and a concert by Lawrence Dermer & Third House Rising. No worries if youre not Jewish; like many of the folks who will take part in this monumental celebration, Linda and I are not Jewish. Chabad Naples began with the dream and vision of Rabbi Fishel Zaklos and his wife, Ettie. I met the rabbi seven years ago during a meeting with Dr. Zudhi Jasser, a devout Muslim who embraces democracy and who is a voice against Islamic Jihad. Subsequently, Rabbi Fishel and I met for coffee and began to build our friendship. Several times over the past few years, the rabbi has delivered his inspirational message on my show. Ive also had the pleasure of serving as emcee at the last few Chabad Naples galas. Rabbi Fishel, his wife Ettie and their 9-month old son moved to Naples seven years ago to start Chabad Naples. Two people attended their first service, and only nine were at their first High Holiday service. The Chabad has come a long way since then: In December, nearly 1,000 people celebrated at Chabads Chanukah festival at Venetian Village, including Mayor Bill Barnett, who lit the menorah. The new Chabad Jewish Community Center will become the home of many programs, from preschool and Hebrew school to the Friendship Circle (teaming up teenagers with special-needs children), Womens Circle, Mens Club and Camp Gan (the summer camp). The Fishels now have four children, Mendel, Yitzi, Chaya and Hinda). Rabbi Fishel was born in Nashville, Tenn., one of eight children in a home where he says anyone felt welcome at any time. While his father is a rabbi, there was no family pressure to pursue a rabbinical life. In fact, Rabbi Fishel considers one of the blessings of his home life to be the encouragement by his parents to live a life of passion and goodness to choose a personal path and to live life as fully as possible. Rabbi Fishel studied at the Rabbinical College of America in Morristown, N.J., and received his ordination when he was only 21. Prior to coming to Naples, he served as the assistant rabbi at the Chabad Center in Atlanta and also traveled to Vietnam and Nepal to co-ordinate and lead High Holiday services. The Fishels did as much research as possible and developed a well-formulated plan before coming to Naples. While Chabad Naples began its journey with a small gathering, those in attendance shared their experiences with others in the community, and the word began to spread. The rest is history. PROFILES IN PARADISELiving a life of passion and goodness p f M C p s bobHARDEN e-mail: email@example.com Something thats been on your mind: Ive been thinking for a long time about how I can make a meaningful and ongoing contribution to help people who are dealing with a serious health crisis. Ive been inspired by an organization called Corporate Angel Network that coordinates private air travel for patients who need medical treatment Were in the very early stages of developing a program for cancer patients here in Naples. What your mom was always right about: True richness is being happy with yourself, your spouse, your children and your family and with what you have. What makes you laugh: Children. Last book you read: Outliers: The Story of Success, by Malcolm Gladwell.Something youll never understand: How my wife, Ettie who is my partner at Chabad, director of our preschool and our summer camp, is a full-time mother to our four children and keeps our home beautiful and organized always manages to look stunning. Something people would be surprised to nd out about you: Im a big Miami Heat fan. I enjoy watching professional sports and playing all types of sports, too. What you are most proud of: I am very proud to have received a certi cate of appreciation signed by all the staff at Memorial Sloan-Kettering naming me as the Greatest Brother after spending 2 years with them while I cared for my brother. Your rst job: I was hired with a friend to organize the logistics of the Worlds Largest Passover Seder in Nepal and then again the following year in Vietnam. What the Paradise Coast really needs: I wouldnt mind a good kosher deli. Talking points with Rabbi Fishel Zaklos Ive never seen Rabbi Fishel speak from notes (and certainly not from a teleprompter), although he might have a photographic memory. Ive seen him acknowledge by name every person in the room when there are scores of people present. I would guess he speaks from the inspiration of the moment, but of course he is well centered in his faith and tradition. He is a man of good humor and an avid sports fan as well. He credits his success to his dear wife, an equal partner in all of his endeavors. This column is dedicated to individuals who have been guests on my show who make a difference in other peoples lives here on the Paradise Coast. The Fishels have certainly made a difference to the Jewish community and the community at large, and theyll continue to do so for years to come. Bob Harden is the producer and host of The Bob Harden Show, airing from 7-8 a.m. weekdays at www.bobharden.com. The show is archived for listeners convenience.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2012 On the other hand, 2011 gave us the rancorous partisan impasses of a divided Congress, the opening gambits of Presidential candidates, and the spectacular unions or dismemberments of star marriages. In the midst of all that folderol it might be easy to overlook the remarkable ideas that took shape across the state and region last year. Soon, those ideas may do more than take shape they may become real in our lives. From Naples to Bonita Springs and from Fort Myers to Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte, more than a million residents of the southwest coast may now discover opportunities that didnt exist when 2011 began and simply because someone, somewhere, once had a good idea. Sometimes, of course, those good ideas are matters of debate. Will the consequences of an idea prove to be benevolent or malignant in its execution? Here, Florida Weekly glances at several of the most prominent ideas that emerged front and center in 2011. Beyond debate is the Lee Memorial Health Systems planned Childrens Hospital that will significantly improve accessible care for parents and their children who face dire medical issues across the region. If men and women disturbed by the illness or suffering of children continue to give money in its cause, that idea will become glass and steel not to mention increased comfort and care by 2016. Other ideas may change the landscape someday, though not necessarily soon: Collier Countys long and carefully prepared Master Mobility Plan, for example. The idea, of course, is to allow Collier County residents of the future to live and work in the region with much greater ease than they do now without wholly draining local government coffers and even if their numbers amount to almost a million in Collier County alone, which is the prediction. When would that be? Read on and find out. Perhaps the most powerful economic idea proposed in the region or the state last year is the notion of high-stakes, high-style casino gambling in Florida off Indian lands. This idea would be shaped Las Vegas-style by destination resorts with glittering hotels and restaurants owned and operated by international and Las Vegas-based businesses, among others. Such ventures could boost the economy of the region and state into another, much higher orbit, creating significant wealth or they could eviscerate the family-centered tourist culture upon which many in the region depend, damaging many existing businesses and spawning peripheral problems. Either way, the casino-resort idea is now on the table as a proposed bill soon to be heard by the state legislature, whether or not it ultimately proves a boon or a bust. What is never a bust (although it may be a gamble, depending on weather, soil and other conditions) is the idea of eating fresh, local food grown either by people you know, or by you. No, its not a new idea in itself since it probably dates back to the beginning of agriculture sometime after the last ice age, perhaps about 8,000 years ago. But here, Florida Weekly takes a quick glance at the suddenly burgeoning interest in fresh local food, in 2011. Many people began not only to buy from local farms and local farmers, but to seek ways to grow it themselves, say those in the business who in turn, and generously, began teaching them. You may read about any or all of those ideas here. Our idea, finally, is to give our readers a sense of what other ideas may affect their lives. Or failing that, at the very least to provide an easy-to-use mulch for the backyard garden, or a tidy wrap for fresh fish.Casino Resort RetoolingTHE FIRST MAJOR ASSAULT ON THE TRADItional deal between the state of Florida and Indian interests that exclusively control casino-resort gambling became public in 2011, but could become law in the new year. The idea now set to appear in the January legislative session as a bill that three major casino resorts be established in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties was proposed by two east-coast legislators: Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff of Fort Lauderdale, and Rep. Erik Fresen of Miami, both Republicans. But another proposal to allow the creation of a destination-resort that could include a full range of Vegasstyle gambling in Lee County is also on the table. It would have to win the approval both of local voters and the state legislature, and its proponents say it would bring in countless millions of dollars to the county and the region. Current Florida law allows the full range of gaming, including Vegas-style slots with such games as blackjack and baccarat only in casinos owned and operated by the Seminole or Miccosukee tribes. That would change with passage of the new bill. Pari-mutuel gaming venues in Florida that are now paying a 35-percent tax on their revenue, and the Indiancontrolled gaming that provides annual sums of roughly $250 million in return for the states guarantee of a monopoly on such business, would be threatened, analysts say. On the east coast, money has already started to flow to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars as corporations from Las Vegas and overseas have begun to make investments in property, betting that legislators will pass the bill. And lobbyists in Tallahassee are energetically pushing their cause as the Jan. 10 legislative session approaches, according to a report last week in The New York Times. The Lee County resort would be owned by former NBA basketball coach Pat Riley and his partners. Proposed at a location near I-75 and Colonial Boulevard, it could draw traffic from north and south, as well as travelers from nearby Southwest Florida International Airport. Such a deal would set a precedent for how other gaming entrepreneurs might proceed in other counties besides Broward and Miami-Dade. Its success would require two things besides passage of the proposed new state bill: a separate bill passed by the legislature another state bill, in other words and the agreement of Lee County voters. In fact, any additional casino in any of Floridas 67 counties would require both state and local-voter approval, according to the rules of the road established in the language of the new bill. But never before has the opportunity been so near.The Childrens HospitalTHE PEOPLE WHO REALLY GET THIS IDEA are not children. Children dont want to go anywhere near a Childrens Hospital, and dont understand why they should have to. Some of them probably figure, if you dont build it, we wont have to come. It, in this case, is a new six-story, $226 million facility with 148 beds and almost 400,000 square feet designed down to the last inch for very sick children. And sick children do have to come, whether you build it or not. About 5,000 of them arrived in desperate need of help last year, kids sick enough to have to be hospitalized at Lee Memorial Health Systems current childrens hospital (about 41,000, meanwhile, came through the outpatient services). That need exceeded the maximum demand that the hospital was originally designed to accommodate. There simply isnt enough room, and not just for children but for parents who come to the Lee system from five surrounding counties because it offers the only full-service childrens hospital between Tampa and Miami. Sometimes, for example, parents find themselves huddled overnight near their sick children in bedside chairs or cots hastily arranged in waiting rooms that have been converted to hospital rooms. Thats not good enough. Hence, the birth of a brilliant idea an idea simple in the conception and much more difficult in the execution. We started to travel this journey because of a lack of bed capacity, says Kathy Bridge-Liles, vice president of the Childrens Hospital at HealthPark Medical Center. Heres the idea by the numbers: a $198.1 million tower with a soaring glass atrium, 50 new pediatric beds added to the existing 98 for a total of 148, a 68-bed neonatal intensive care unit and a 20-bed emergency department for children only, not to mention a six-story, on-site parking garage. The new Childrens Hospital, planned for completion in 2016, will take a lot of pressure off the entire system at Lee Memorial. In the case of the emergency room alone, for example, about 25,000 children are forced to make use of it each year kids pressed in with the general population. That will change with the new childrens ER. So who gets this idea? Whos going to make that journey to pay for all this? Not children themselves and not taxpayers, per se. Lee Memorial is the largest single system in Florida and one of the largest in the nation operating without a single cent of taxpayer support. The people who get the idea are parents, of course or relatives or friends of parents, along with anyone who has ever cared for a very sick child. They also happen to be caring members of the community at large, mostly professionals who decide to share their successful lives with people they will never meet with other children facing trauma and trouble, and with the IDEASFrom page 1COURTESY IMAGESAn artists renderings of the new Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida to be built on the HealthPark campus. o n t h eir revenue, an d t h e In d ian ll d i h i d l si mp ly i sn t e i ln by y s s w nt rs Co lo c f o a o f b b F
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2012 NEWS A9 parents of those children. Most prominent among them, perhaps, is Joe Catti, president and CEO of FineMark National Bank & Trust (where employees are given paid time off to volunteer in the community itself a fine idea). Mr. Catti is leading the massive effort to raise $126 million from other parents (or friends of parents and their children) in a capital campaign to get this done. He himself has four adult children now, two of whom suffered grave illnesses as infants, experiences that were not lost on his heart and mind. Among the many others who have some experience themselves and contributed last year were the men and women at Fowler, White, Boggs (a law firm) along with Jim and Nancy Humphrey (a shareholder and former Fort Myers mayor), to the tune of $100,000 for a parents room; the people at Pelican Landing who pledged $500,000 for four rooms, and hosted a golf tournament to raise $87,850; and such supporters as the men and women at Picone Financial Partners, The Club at Renaissance, Gulf Coast Town Center, Epic Medical Systems, Jaguar of Fort Myers, the Fort Myers Film Festival, the Florida Everblades and the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation itself. Read those names. You or somebody you know may have cause to thank them one day for seeing a good idea and getting behind it.The master mobility planTHIS IS THE STORY OF FORESIGHT A quality that some leaders of the past, for all their hardy pioneering virtues, lacked in abundance. Are we really expected to sit down and worry about what life will be like here in, say, 2030, or 2050, or (get this) 2080, when those kids born last week at NCH or Lee or Charlotte hospitals will be almost three-score-and-ten in age? Are we to believe that a decision made now could affect people living in some different future decades hence? In a word, yes at least in the minds of Collier County officials and planners who hired some very smart people to help them establish the general outlines of a practical plan for living forward. Over the course of a few months (or longer), they came up with a master notion that considers not only the mixed-medley of roads and every other form of transportation imaginable all coordinated like the movements of a symphony but populations. As it turns out, there is far more to mobility than simply moving around. Culling every available resource from professional planners and engineers to academics, they laid out a way to connect the regional to the local, in a time when the pressure of people will be much greater and their needs many. The plan requires economic diversity, widely mixed housing opportunities, sustainable living-and-working community development, and significant redevelopment or what they call in-fill. The tools of this work of art are many: a thorough complete streets program connecting public and commuter services and transit services across the region right down to bike paths through the neighborhood. Incentives for developments that meet mobility goals. Density bonuses for developers and communities (to put people close to work). The location of public facilities such as schools and parks together. The whole idea, officials say, is to integrate Colliers distinct regions in a way that reduces vehicle miles of travel and provides highly accessible public services to everyone. As the New Year begins, it all seems a long ways off but it isnt, officials insist. One of the plans virtues, besides addressing a lot more than mere mobility, is this: it celebrates the willingness of officials to step away from the 2012 order of march and take a long, cool look down the corridors of time all the way to what Collier County and the region might be in the year 2080. The current population is about 334,000, with employment at 167,000, for an employment-topopulation ratio of .50. That ratio becomes important in each region of the county as time goes on, because it will determine in part what commercial development needs to take place near living developments, and therefore what transportation may be required. In 2080, officials can imagine the county accommodating 935,000 people, with more than half-a-million of them working. Built into the plan are extensive notions about how to preserve wild areas and green spaces, as well as wildlife and its necessary corridors. The areas distinguished in Colliers Master Mobility Plan include not only the Urban Coastal Area where 267,000 of the countys residents now live, but eight other distinct areas: the Immokalee Urban Area; the Rural Lands Stewardship Area; Golden Gates Estates; Orange Tree; and areas the planners call A, B, C, and D. For each area, a specific mobility plan exists to tie living, working and transportation into the county and region as a whole. And that is a very good idea.Growing your ownHAVE YOU NOTICED? FARM STANDS AND weekly farmers markets these days are proliferating across Southwest Florida almost like strip malls once did (perhaps thats a slight exaggeration) up and down the roadways, in and out of parks and cultural centers, and in and out of our towns and cities. Just as important, so are classes or the knowledge and tools required for those enamored of local food. The idea to become a part of the food process that brings it from field to table, rather than a passive, end-point consumer seems to have taken off in 2011. Id say 2011 saw an explosion in interest about growing your own, at home or close to home: community gardens, classes, farmers markets, kitchen gardens, you name it. Theres a grassroots movement to look for an alternative to the California-grown, chemically laden, refrigerated-truck Walmart lettuce! says Santiago de Choch. Mr. de Choch heads the farmers market at Lee Alliance for the Arts. He also designs and produces gardens for clients from Naples northward, and with The Unruly Gardener, Millisa Bell offers what they call Urban Farm Garden Parties. Theyre teaching parties at individual homes the Mary Kay of food gardening, Ms. Bell explains. A master gardener, she, in turn, is offering a hands-on, seed-toharvest course of nine weeks beginning late this month to address the best planting times, vegetables and herbs that will grow well in the region, along with companion planning, crop rotation, composting, soil care, pest and disease management, and gardening in containers or raised beds. Elsewhere, at such farm stands as C&L on State Road 80 in east Lee County, instruction is also available for the asking, says owner Chris Lee, whose abundant rows of tomatoes, strawberries, collard, mustard and other greens now stand in lush long rows to greet the New Year, right behind the stand where theyre sold fresh each day. Mr. Lee has offered short, day-long tours of his methods and his field at no charge. The cost for Ms. Bells eight-week course, meanwhile, is $150, and people appear delighted to pay it. Fresh food, say its growers, is not only healthier, but affordable. At what may be the most highprofile local and organic food farm in the region Worden Farms in Charlotte County, where about 40 of the 85 acres are in production the idea of becoming part and parcel of the operation became significant to many last year. Our membership has grown steadily each year, but in 2011 several hundred families joined this community supported agriculture, says Eva Worden, co-owner with her husband, Chris, of Worden Farms. Now, about 500 members can participate in raising their own food on the farm, buy the fresh produce with a pre-paid farm credit, or simply arrive each week to pick up a box of the fresh and available. They come from as far as Naples and St. Petersburg, creating what amounts to a new kind of American community, she notes people who hold every conceivable opinion about the world at large, but agree together on a single notion: that fresh and local is a beautiful thing requiring participation rather that extra cost. She encapsulates the idea this way. What formerly was a necessity (fresh local food) and still really is a necessity has become a luxury, based on an increased consciousness that its affordable, especially if you buy directly from a farmer. We as human beings require fuel for our bodies. There is the physical fuel, but at the same time we can simultaneously enhance our intangible well-being. When we think of something luxurious were thinking how this goes beyond the necessary, it goes to the extravagant. When you sit down to a meal that is vibrant and sensorially satisfying, but at the same time is good for you, it fuels your basic needs but gives you more. And more is what the Wordens are also giving like others in the many classes they now offer, and the businesses they are helping to start. Food is not about competition, its about community, in their minds which may be the best idea of all. COURTESY IMAGESCollier Countys Master Mobility plan looks at growh into 2080. fjadsfjasdfjklasf;asd fasdfsdf and r r m e n s a m b a w Sellers turn to the Internet to unload gravesitesHarold Graviss is not big on sentiment, and perhaps that helps to explain why he is seeking to unload cemetery plots he purchased 20 years ago in Naples Memorial Gardens. The plots are in a primo location, he says, the Garden of Devotion and Mr. Graviss is asking $7,500 for them. Ive decided to be cremated, explains the 88-year-old Mr. Graviss, who lives in Fort Myers. Yeah, they can take my ashes and spread em to the wind anywhere they want. I dont need a cemetery plot. The view (surrounding his plots) is terrific, but that doesnt do me much good once Im buried. And as for having a tranquil spot for farflung friends and loved ones to visit after he has passed on, Mr. Graviss says: They dont come to see while Im alive. I doubt that would change much after Im dead. But Mr. Graviss is finding, as are others in his situation, that in the marketplace of final resting spots, buyers seem to hold the upper hand and demand low. Many experts attribute this to the state of the economy. Also, people are turning to less-expensive options like cremation. Mr. Graviss has advertised his plots for several months on Craigslist and in numerous newspapers and periodicals. He says he has yet to receive a serious offer. A Cape Coral woman who seeks to sell a BY BILL CORNWELLbcornwell@ oridaweekly.com BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ oridaweekly.com A GROWING NUMBER OF CONSUMERS in the most literal sense of the word attest that theres no better consumable than just-picked veggies from their own backyards. At risk of a visit from code enforcement officers, some suburban gardeners also keep chicken or quail so they can enjoy fresh eggs. More Southwest Florida families are getting serious about producing their own food at home. By doing so, they enjoy great taste, independence and the satisfaction of tending to crops and animals for the SEE GARDENING, A8 Living off your land, even when its at your own risk SEE PLOTS, A12 SuburbanfarmingCOURTESY PHOTOScott Thursby plants lettuces by his driveway in Golden Gate City. INSIDE www.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. IV, No. 1 FREE WEEK OF OCTOBER 6-12, 2011 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes App Store. Artsy abundanceRingling International Arts Festival is on its way C1 Bless you!A blessing of the animals, and more fun around town. C22 & 25 Golden oldiesCashing in on the coming wave of retirees. B1 Back to the FakFor JoNell Modys, theres always adventure in the swamp. A16 p ro f ile lldifdfih
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The furthest distance for those in the Full Ironman takes riders out Immokalee Road past State Road 29 before they return to the start/finish line and head out on foot, north up Vanderbilt Drive. All races take place Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 7-8.HITS Fitness FestivalThe HITS Fitness Festival will open Friday, Jan. 6, at 239 Vanderbilt Beach Road and will serve as a gathering point throughout the weekend for athletes and spectators to mingle and check out various products and partners associated with a triathlon. Naples is the second stop for the HITS series of 12 triathlons around the country, each location chosen for its desirability for athletes and visitors. (Naples) is just a great, great winter destination the sun, the sand, and its a beautiful town, says Mark Wilson, race director for HITS. The races this weekend also serve as qualifiers for the HITS Championship that will take place almost a year from now, Dec. 1-2, back in Palm Springs. All distances within the HITS Series are open to physically challenged athletes as well. Winners in all categories will be recognized at various awards ceremonies, the last being on Monday morning, Jan. 9, at Fit & Fuel Caf, for male and female Full Ironman distance winners. Here are a few of the local athletes who are participating: Carrie Cooney, a mother of three who lives in Naples, is attempting her first triathlon and is starting with the Open distance. James Lawrence, a professional personal trainer, is going after the world record for the most Iull Ironman distance races in one year 30. The HITS course this weekend is his first stop. The other 29 will be in destinations as diverse as New Zealand, Australia, Mexico, Canada, Brazil, South Africa, Austria, Germany and his native Utah. Also known as the Iron Cowboy, Mr. Lawrence competed in his first triathlon in 2005 and credits his wife Sunny as his inspiration. Mark Lehr is an airline pilot from Fort Myers who recently turned 58 and made a promise to himself and his wife and daughter to get in shape and live a healthier life. Hes doing his first triathlon, a Sprint distance. Neapolitan Stephanie Cooper did her first triathlon 20 years ago. (She thought she would drown, she recalls.) Since then, triathlons have made her a stronger, more patient person, she says, citing Sister Madonna Buder, the so-called Iron Nun, as her triathlon idol. Ms. Coopers career highlight is qualifying twice in 2004 for the Hawaiian Ironman. This weekend, shes doing a Half Ironman. Karen Tamson is a Neapolitan who was introduced to triathlons by a female friend. Women represent an ever-growing segment of the triathlon market. Since 2000, female USA Triathlon membership has grown from 27 percent to almost 40 percent of the total membership. Ms. Tamson did her first Sprint distance triathlon in 2007 and went on to take second place at Ironman Miami and fifth place at Ironman Texas. Shell do a Half Ironman this weekend. The greatest challenge she has overcome is her fear of open water, Ms. Tamson says. Tim Callahan is a retired CEO and Naples resident who has raced motocross most of his life. He turned to triathlons as a cross training activity, and will attempt his first triathlon, a Sprint distance, at HITS this weekend. Harry Debes is a retired software executive and Naples resident who, at 60, is attempting his first triathlon, a Sprint distance. He says he was inspired to start triathlons by a friend who successfully raced an Ironman distance at age 68. TRIATHLONFrom page 1 >> What: HITS Triathlon Series-Naples >> When: Jan. 6-9 >> Where: 239 Vanderbilt Beach Road >> Registration: Open, free for all; Sprint, $90 ($65 for ages 12-17); Olympic, $150; Half Ironman, $250; Full Ironman, $475. 15 percent of all registration fees with valid military ID. >> Details: Online registration ended Jan. 3, so pick up your packet and timing chip for all distances between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at the address above. All races take place Jan. 7-8. >> More: For more information and a complete schedule of the weekends events and course maps, go to www.hitstriathlonseries. com. COURTESY PHOTOHalf and full distance swimmers begin in Palm Springs, Calif.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2012 A11 NEWS OF THE WEIRDBY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATESnowcones for securityA regional development commission in Michigan, purchasing equipment for 13 counties in May using homeland security grants, bought 13 machines that make snow cones, at a total cost of $11,700 (after rejecting one countys request for a popcorn machine). Pressed to justify the purchases, officials pointed out that the machines make shaved ice, which might be useful for medical situations stemming from natural disasters and heat emergencies (but that they also make snow cones to draw crowds at homeland security demonstrations). Dumb criminals Once again, a genius tried to pass a piece of U.S. currency in an amount not even close to being legal tender: a $1 million bill. (The largest denomination is $100.) Michael Fuller, 53, was arrested in Lexington, N.C., in November when a Walmart cashier turned him in after he attempted to buy electronics totaling $475.78 (apparently expecting change of $999,524.22). Take Your Daughter (Son) to Work days are still popular at some companies, to introduce children to their parents cultures. Inadvertently, even criminals mimic the phenomenon. Joseph Romano, 2-year-old son in tow, was allegedly selling drugs when police picked him up in September in Tunkhannock Township, Pa. And Edward Chatman Jr., 32, who was arrested for raping a woman in Oak Ridge, Tenn., in August, had brought his 6-month-old baby with him when he climbed through the womans window (though, police said, he stashed the kid in another room during the assault). Bad breakupMost News of the Weird epic cases of scorned lovers who seemingly never give up obnoxiously stalking their exes are of Japanese women, but dumped Americans surface occasionally. In October, Toni Jo Silvey, 49, was arrested in Houston when her ex (artist Peter Main) reported that she made 146 phone calls in one day and more than 1,000 (and 712 e-mails) in three months, following their 2009 breakup over his seeing a younger woman. She was also charged with attacking his home with a tire iron, eggs and a sword. Medical breakthroughA cutting-edge treatment when News of the Weird first heard of it in 2000 is now mainstream for those suffering extreme diarrhea due to a lack of predator bacteria in the colon (perhaps caused by antibiotics). Among the primary treatments now is a transplant a transfusion of fecal flora from the gut of a bacteria-normal person, to restore the natural balance (introduced by a colonoscope after the stool is liquified in a blender). Following months of failed alternatives, Jerry Grant, 33, said in October that his transplant, at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., worked remarkably well. (A recent study reported success in 70 of 77 patients.) Questionable judgements The law of child support changes only slowly in the U.S., but maybe less so in Australia. American courts are reluctant to end payments even if the man later disproves paternity (citing the harm to the child if the payments stop). However, in October, the Federal Magistrates Court in Melbourne, Australia, acting on fertility-test results, ordered a mother to reimburse the man she swore was the father after he proved he had been sterile. The woman also recalled, after extensive therapy, that she might have had a one-night stand with a stranger around the time of conception. The 10-year-old law-enforcement crackdown on Internet child pornography has lately hit a technicality-based roadblock. Several times recently, perverts have beaten charges after creating child pornography that consisted of nude adult female bodies onto which facial photos of young girls had been pasted. This handiwork was apparently arousing to two Lakeland, Fla., men, Danny Parker, convicted in 2011, and John Stelmack, convicted in 2010, but both ultimately had their convictions overturned because no actual child was involved in sex. Weird protocols Hospital protocols may be changing, but too slowly for Dor een Wallace, who fell in the lobby of the Greater Niagara General Hospital in Ontario in October and broke her hip. Though it was less than 150 feet from the lobby to the emergency room, hospital personnel, following rules, instructed her to call an ambulance to take her around to the ER, though the nearest such ambulance, in the next city, did not arrive for 30 painfilled minutes. Hospital officials said they would handle things better in the future. A New York City jury awarded the family of a late teenager $1 million in November in its lawsuit against the city for mishandling the boys brain after his 2005 death. Following testing, the medical examiner kept the brain in a jar on a shelf, where it was inadvertently spotted by the victims sister during a school field trip to the mortuary (treatment the family considered extremely disrespectful). The case calls to mind that of Arkansas rapist Wayne Dumond, who had been castrated by vigilantes in 1984 and whose genitals the local sheriff had recovered and kept in a jar on a shelf in his office as a symbol of justice. Dumond subsequently (in 1988) won $110,000 in a disrespect lawsuit against the sheriff.
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Brought to you in part by w w w w w w News and c o N n use to hel ca n o n t h e P a r a M T h e B like us on facebookRookery Bay provides setting for nature festivalEmmy-nominated nature documentary cinematographer Michael Male and his filmmaking partner, Judy Fieth, will share stories from their world travels filming birds as the keynote speakers at the eighth annual Southwest Florida Nature Festival from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center. The keynote is part of the festival that takes place Jan. 13-15 and features almost 40 twoto three-hour field trips to sites throughout Southwest Florida. Experienced naturalists lead birding walks, nature hikes, canoe and kayak trips, sunset cruises, swamp buggy rides and behind-the-scenes tours not otherwise offered to the public. The trips are offered in conjunction with partners including Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge, Naples Botanical Garden and Conservancy of Southwest Florida. A new excursion is an Isles of Capri kayak trip, offering a preview of the Isles of Capri Paddlecraft Park that will open soon. Reservations are required for the field trips and for the keynote program on Saturday, Jan. 14. For the keynote, Mr. Male and Ms. Fieth have created a new video presentation, The Big Lives of Floridas Waterbirds, sharing nest-side looks at many of Southwest Floridas most charismatic birds, such as the roseate spoonbill, wood stork, limpkin and reddish egret. The two have worked together since the 1980s, producing, shooting and editing programs that have been shown on the television series NOVA, NATURE and National Geographic Explorer. They have also shot behavioral sequences for many of the big BBC Natural History Unit series of the last decade, including David Attenboroughs The Life of Birds, The Life of Mammals and Life in Cold Blood. Nature Festival activities at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center throughout the day on Jan. 14 include a nature film festival, guided trail walks and four lectures: Nancy Richie, environmental specialist for the City of Marco Island, discusses Life and Times of the Marco Island Burrowing Owl Population; Jack Berninger, a retired biology teacher and volunteer with the Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve, discusses Unique Flora and Fauna of the Everglades; Ted Below, a retired National Audubon Society warden and biologist, discusses Not So Brown Pelicans; and Jonee Miller, wildlife rehabilitation specialist at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, discusses Tales from the Wildlife Clinic. The eighth annual Southwest Florida Nature Festival>> When: Friday-Sunday, Jan. 13-15 >> Field trips: Jan. 13-15 throughout the area >> Lectures and lms: Jan. 14 at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Road >> Keynote address: 5-7 p.m. Jan. 14 at the learning center >> Cost: Field trips start at $10; admission to the learning center on Jan. 14 is $10 for ages 13 and above; admission to the keynote reception and presentation is $10 >> Info: 417-6310, ext. 401, or www.rookerybay.org Michael Male, the Nature Festivals keynote speaker, doesnt mind getting wet while filming horseshoe crabs for the BBC/Discovery Series LIFE. The keynote address video, The Big Lives of Floridas Waterbirds, features footage of birds including roseate spoonbills.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA14 WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2012 Naturalists lead river canoe trips by day and nightExplore the Blackwater River at Collier-Seminole State Park by the light of a full moon on guided tours set for 7:309:30 p.m. Jan. 6-7, Feb. 3-4 and March 5-6. Experience the sounds and shadows of the river at night, and see the stars shining big and bright (weather permitting). Listen to the water dripping off the paddles and try to guess the other sounds you hear: a splash somewhere in the distance, a hoot in a nearby tree, crickets and frogs all around, their voices heightened by the stillness and the darkness.All equipment is provided. Bring your own water and bug spray, as well as a flashlight in a watertight bag. Seal electronic devices such as cell phones or cameras in watertight containers. Participation is limited to ages 12 and older, and only six canoes per trip. Cost is $30 per person. Guided canoe trips by day are also offered throughout the season. Ideal for ages 6 and older, trips depart at 9:30 a.m. and return by 12:30 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday through April 18 (no outings on Feb. 11-12). Paddlers learn about Southwest Floridas unique mangrove estuaries. All paddling equipment is provided; bring your own water, food, bug spray and protection from the sun. Participation is limited to eight canoes per trip. Cost is $25 per person. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Collier-Seminole State Park at 394-3397 or by visiting www. friendsofcollierseminolestatepark.com. Entrance to the park is on U.S. 41, eight miles south of County Road 951 (Collier Boulevard). Discover Clam pass with a guideVolunteers with the Conservancy of Southwest Florida take visitors on free, guided nature walks at Clam Pass beginning at 9 a.m. Monday through Saturday. Meet at the tram stop at the end of the parking lot at Clam Pass County Park, at the end of Seagate Drive next to The Naples Grande Resort, for a walk along the boardwalk to the beach. All-day parking is free for those with a Collier County sticker and $8 for others. For more information, call the Conservancy at 262-0304 or visit www. conservancy.org. COURTESY PHOTOSBlackwater River tours FREE OIL CHANGES FOR LIFE!FOR ALL NEW & PRE-OWNED FRANCHISE VEHICLES *Prices plus tax, tag and title.**Free oil changes are for all new and preowned Lexus purchased after 1/1/2011 at Scanlon. ***Applies to 2011 Lexus LS460. Artwork for illustration purposes only. Vehicles subject to prior sale. 1-800-330-9155 1-239-481-9797 www.ScanlonLexus.com SALE HOURS: MONDAY-FRIDAY 8AM-8PM SATURDAY 9AM-5PM STK#1Y222A, LOADED, TECH PKG $22,988*2011 MINICOOPER STK#1Y168A, CHROME WHEELS $29,838*2010 LEXUSIS250 STK# 1Y038C $18,988*2007 TOYOTAFJ CRUISER SKT#1T014A, NAVIGATION $22,978*2007 LEXUSRX350 STK#1PL177A $20,928*2004 LEXUSES330 STK # 2R090A, LEATHER, CD, 16K MILES $42,9902007 JAGUARXK CONVERTIBLE STK#1R141B $13,998*2006 FORD ESCAPE XLT V6 STK#1S071A, 4X4, AUTO. V82006 DODGE DAKOTA QUAD CAB $12,998* STK# 1R332A $17,993*2008 GMCENVOY DENALI RED LINE, STK#1PL210 $16,779*2008 SATURNVUE STK#1PL220A $18,588*2006 LEXUSRX400H HYBRID STK#1S516B, AUTO, SUNROOF, CD, ALLOYS $18,777*2008 NISSAN ALTIMA SE CPE V6 STK#2R076A, PLATINUM ED. 64K MILES $13,990*2000 LEXUSES300 STK#1PL259, Leather, CD, Only 22k miles $56,990*2008 PORSCHECARRERA 911 Where You Get A Deal Youll Feel Good About! STK#1PL269A, NAV $35,585*2011 BUICK ENCLAVE CXL STK#2R081B, ONLY 53K MILES2004 TOYOTA AVALON $12,990* STK#1PL275, NAV $36,990*2010 LEXUS HS250 HYBRID STK#1PL232A, ONLY 60K MILES $14,990*2004 HONDA ACCORD EX STK#2R041A, AWD, NAV $16,990*2002 LEXUS RX300 STK#1K057A, NAV., ONLY 62K MILES $17,967*2004 LEXUS RX330 STK#1Y248B, ONLY 20K MILES $25,990*2006 BMW Z4 3.0 No Surprises, No Sacri ces, 100% LexusWhen you purchase a Certi ed Pre-Owned Lexus, not only do you get all the re nement youd expect of a vehicle that bears the Lexus brand, but youll also have the con dence of driving a vehicle that wa hand-selected, has undergone a meticulous 161 point inspection and reconditioning process and is backed by a Lexus three-year/100,000 mile total vehicle warranty.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2012 A19 Naples holds its monthly happy hour social from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, in the Parrot Room at Harolds Place. Everyone is welcome. RSVP by calling 248-7408 or e-mailing jimdebs@comcast. net. The Kappa Alpha Theta alumnae chapter for Naples, Bonita Springs and Marco Island holds its annual Founders Day Celebration beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Club at Mediterra. All alums from chapters in the United States and Canada are welcome. Tickets are $25 and reservations are required by Jan. 17. Call 431-5434. The Cleveland Club celebrates its 14th anniversary with a dinner dance on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at Heritage Bay Country Club. All Clevelanders are welcome. The clubs second dinner dance of the season will be held Saturday, March 24, at Cypress Woods Country Club. Tickets to both evenings are $30. For reservations, call Diane Corcelli at 9926723. Ikebana International-Naples holds its annual luncheon and demonstration Wednesday, Feb. 15, at Grey Oaks Country Club. The silent auction opens and raffle ticket sales begin at 9:30 a.m. The program will be by Jennie Sterling, recipient of the Sogetsu school of Ikebana Riji degree, the highest degree for students in Sogetsu. Ms. Sterling has belonged to Ikebana chapters in Florida, Georgia, South Africa, Australia and Tapei. She served as president of the Miami chapter from 2003-2008 and is a founding member of the Atlanta chapter. The program will begin at 10:30 a.m. and lunch will be served at 12:15 p.m. Cost is $65. Reservations are required and can be made by sending a check payable to I.I. #160 to Peggy Freers, 2059 Swainsons Run, Naples, FL 34105. For more information, visit www.ikebananaples.com. The Naples-Pelican Bay Rotary Club invites artists to hit the pavement for Chalk Art 2012 on Saturday, Jan. 28, along Fifth Avenue South. Thousands of spectators will walk the chalk as individuals and teams of amateur and professional artists transform the street into a colorful, half-mile-long concrete canvas. Businesses can participate by purchasing a canvas either a 6-foot ($200), 9-foot ($300) or 12-foot square ($500) which they, an artist of their choosing or an artist provided to them by the Rotary Club can use to create a curbside masterpiece. A total of 150 artist squares are available, each bearing the name of the sponsoring business. Proceeds will benefit the Pelican Bay Rotary Scholarship Fund. Artists who wish to participate are encouraged to register at no charge. They will be matched with a sponsor and will receive all the materials needed to complete their artwork. Registration for sponsors and artists will be accepted through Jan. 21. For more information or to sign up as a business sponsor or a participating artist, visit www.pelicanbayrotary.com, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jim Richardson at 272-3645. CLUB NOTES ONLY AT THE Y JOIN NOW AND SAVEBecome a member by January 31 and save up to $100*.*Valid on Adult or Family Memberships. Additional monthly membership fees apply. Financial assistance available to quali ed applicants. JOIN TODAYYMCA OF THE PALMS 239 597 3148 Visit ymcapalms.orgMembership at the YMCA of the Palms means memories for a lifetime. Just ask Lynn, who joined the Y nearly 20 years ago after moving to Naples. She discovered a great place to workout and also became part of a caring community committed to helping her learn new things and make new friends at any stage of life. With the Y, youre not just a member of a facility, youre part of a cause. At the Y, your membership means more. A LOOK AT ALZHEIMERS DISEASE.Join us at Homewood Residence Naples for an educational look at HBOs THE ALZHEIMERS PROJECT. Guest speaker Catherine Cruikshank, PhD, Director of Education of the Alzheimers Association will be available at each seminar to discuss the details of each topic. Momentum in Science. The Memory Loss Tapes. Caregivers. The Basics of Alzheimers Disease and Related Dementias. Complimentary admission and lunch RSVP to Gail Schutt at (239) 430-3535 or email@example.comTHE ALZHEIMERS PROJECT is a presentation of HBO Documentary Films and the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health in association with the Alzheimers Association, Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, and Geoffrey Beene Gives Back Alzheimers Initiative. For more informatino, call (800) 272-3900. Respect for Individual PreferencesSM Daily Moments of SuccessSM770 Goodlette Rd. N, Naples, FL 34102www.brookdaleliving.comAssisted Living Facility # AL9584 Your story continues here...
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA20 WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2012 The Optimist Club of Naples is sponsor early discounted registration for area kids who want to get their kicks at soccer this spring. Sign up from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, at Coastland Center mall near the JCPenney entrance. Representatives from Teamworx will have sample uniforms for players to try on for size, and representatives from FootBallers will have discounted packages for cleats, shin guards and balls. For more information, call Tom Wyss at 776-7804. Gulf Coast Runner s and Humane Societ y N aples are wearming up for the sixth annual Run for the Paws 5K run/walk to benefit HSN. Starting time is 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Naples Municipal Airport. Early registration through Jan. 21 is $20 per person; sign up Jan.22-27 for $25 per person and on the day of the race for $30 per person ($10 for students in high school and younger). Race packets will be ready for pickup at HSN from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, and on race day starting at 7 a.m. at the Civil Air Patrol building at the airport. HSN headquarters are at 370 Airport-Pulling Road. Pets are welcome to participate with their people but must be on a nonretractable leash and up-to-date with vaccinations. Runners/ walkers with pets must start at the rear of the pack and cannot interfere with other participants or pets. Participants are encouraged to create an online page through HSN where friends and colleagues can donate to support their efforts to benefit homeless pets cared for at the shelter in Naples. For more information, call 643-1555 or visit www.hsnaples.org. Optimists kick-start spring soccer for kidsGet ready, get set to Run for the Paws Your Last Diet! WEIGHTLOSS SEMINAR Thursday, January 12 5:30pm RSVP 513.9004The Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method is a quick and healthy protocol with proven long-lasting results. Our gourmet protein foods contain assimilable high biological value protein isolates combined with essential amino acids and are complimented with supplements and mineral salts. One-on-One Service Weekly support sessions Progress analysis the weight off for life! 513-9004 HELP@JUBILEENAPLES.COMBRAND NEW STATE OF THE ART FACILITY LOCATED NEXT TO STAPLES IN THE COSTCO SHOPPING CENTER. Kelly lost 25 pounds in 5 Weeks!At Jubilee Chiropractic... Ned lost 52 pounds and over 22 inches!
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Azul Liquid FaceliftRecapture Your Youthful BeautySeminar Jan. 17 & Jan. 18 www.azulbeauty.comSeminar Dates: January 17 in Bonita Spring at 6pm January 18 in Fort Myers at 3pmAlso hear the latest on the Small Incision Mini-Facelift TechniquesSpace is limited. Call to reserve your seat! (239) 415-7576 Come hear Dr. Flaharty NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2012 Tribute orchid will be introduced as part of communitys Thank You Myra Days As part of the Thank You Myra Days weekend celebration coming up Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 14-15, a hybrid orchid has been bred and named in honor of Myra Janco Daniels, founder of the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. R.F. Orchids of Homestead, one of the most prestigious orchid nurseries in the United States, has bred the orchids, which will be displayed at the Thank You Myra Days gala at the Phil on Saturday, Jan. 14, and sold at Community Day at the center on Sunday, Jan. 15. The Myra Janco Daniels orchid has been registered for perpetuity with the International Orchid Register at the Royal Horticultural Society in London. Robert Fuchs, owner of R.F. Orchids, called it a magnificent, pristine, white phalaenopsis orchid. Collier County and the city of Naples have proclaimed Thank You Myra Days as a tribute to Mrs. Daniels, who retired in September. The gala festivities on Jan. 14 include a concert featuring Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart leading the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, along with Broadway vocalists Brian Stokes Mitchell and Kelli OHara and opera star Harolyn Blackwell. A special guest star will also be featured as well as several surprises, and a champagne and dessert reception will follow the gala. Then on Jan. 15, the Phil opens its doors to the public for a free, fun afternoon of music and the arts. Community Day from noon to 4 p.m. will feature a variety of events and attractions for patrons of all ages, including backstage tours, admission to the Jay and Patty Baker Naples Museum of Art, glassblowing and jewelry demonstrations, an instrument petting zoo and performances by the Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and Youth Chorale, food stations, the premiere of the documentary film, Box 23: The Myra Janco Daniels Story and more. The Myra Janco Daniels orchids will be on sale for $35 apiece. Founded in 1970, R.F. Orchids has won more American Orchid Society awards than any other nursery or individual grower. It is South Floridas oldest orchid firm. Proceeds from orchid sales and the gala evening will benefit the Myra Janco Daniels Legacy Fund, which was started to sustain the standards of excellence in the performing and visual arts established and nurtured by Mrs. Daniels over the past 30 years. To learn more about the Myra Janco Daniels Legacy Fund, contact the Philharmonic Centers development office at 2542704 or visit www.thephil.org. Tickets for the Thank You Myra Days gala can be purchased at the box office or by calling 597-1900 or visiting www. thephil.org. This white phalaenopsis is similar to the Myra Janco Daniels orchid that has been developed by R.F. Orchids.
GUITARS WATCHES GOLD PLATINUM BRAIDED HAIR LARGE CENT UP TO $3,800* BARBER HALF DOLLAR UP TO $6,750* MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR UP TO $100,000* 1832 CLASSIC HALF CENT UP TO $80,000* $20 ST. GAUDENS UP TO $6,800* BUFFALO NICKEL UP TO $1,800* *This amount depends upon rarity, condition and what collectors are willing to pay $5 DRAPED BUST RIGHT LE UP TO $40,000*BUYING ALL GOLD, SILVER & JEWELRY!PAYING CASH FOR COINS PRE-1970 & CURRENCY WE BUY ALL SILVER & GOLD JEWELRY WE ALSO PURCHASE PRE 1970 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS WAR ITEMS POCKET & WRIST WATCHESBy David Morgan STAFF WRITER If you have a jewelry box with bling from an old ing or a coffee can full of old coins, you may want to haul it down to the Hawthorn Suites this week. The gold and silver markets have not been this strong for over 30 years said Dennis Kouts Ohio Valley Renery spokesperson. Typically when the U.S. dollar is weak and the economy is at, gold and silver markets soar. Thats good news if you are sitting on a few gold necklaces or an old class ring says Kouts. Starting Tuesday at 9am and every day this week through Sunday, the Ohio Valley Renery is setting up a satellite renery right here in Naples at the Hawthorn Suites. Just about everybody has some amount of gold or silver just lying around collecting dust and this week anybody can sell theirs direct to our renery. Typically selling direct to a renery is reserved for larger wholesale customers like jewelry stores, pawn shops and laboratories says Kouts. We are changing how business is done, he explains we want to do business with everybody so we took our business to the streets. Our teams visit various cities around the country hosting 5 day events and allowing the general public to take advantage of our services. The turnout has been overwhelming says Kouts. What should you expect if you go to the event to sell your gold and/or silver? Just gather up all gold, silver and platinum in any form. If you are not sure if its gold or silver, bring it in and they will test it for free. When you arrive at the event you will be asked to ll out a simple registration card and will be issued a number. Seating will be available. When your number is called you will be escorted to a table where your items will be examined, tested and sorted. This only takes a few minutes, using their expertise and specialized equipment. Items will be counted and/or weighed. The value of the items will be determined based on up to the minute market prices. Live feeds will be available at the event displaying current market prices of all precious metals. If you choose to sell your items, they will be bagged and tagged and you will be escorted to the cashier to collect your payment. Waiting time to sell your items may range from just a few minutes to 1 hour, so bring something to read. If you are the owner of a jewelry store, pawn shop, dentist ofce or a dealer you are encouraged to call ahead to make an appointment with the smelt master to discuss their special dealer programs. They can be reached during Renery hours at (217) 787-7767. Ohio Valley Renery will open for business Tuesday from 9ampm. The event continues every day through Sunday. No appointment is needed for the general public.Naples residents being paid on the spot as they take advantage of the record high gold and silver prices! Above: Renery representatives will be on hand starting Tuesday through Sunday to purchase all gold, silver, pre-1970 coins and platinum items. Public welcome!COINS: All coins made before 1970: silver and gold coins, dollars, halves, quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies all conditions wanted! VINTAGE GUITARS: Martin, Gibson, Fender, National, Rickenbacker, Gretsch, Mandolins, Banjos and all other musical instruments WRIST & POCKET WATCHES: Rolex, Tiffany, Hublot, Omega, Chopard, Cartier, Philippe, Waltham, Swatch, Elgin, Bunn Special, Railroad, Ebel, Illinois, Hamilton & all others JEWELRY: Gold, silver, platinum, diamonds, all types of stones and metals, rings, bracelets, necklaces, etc. (including all costume jewelry) WAR MEMORABILIA: Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI, WWII, etc: swords, badges, clothes, photos, medals, knives, gear, letters, etc. ITEMS OF INTEREST PAID ADVERTISEMENT INFORMATION WHO OHIO VALLEY GOLD & SILVERY REFINERY WHAT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC TO SELL THEIR GOLD AND SILVER WHERE HAWTHORN SUITES 3557 PINE RIDGE RD. NAPLES, FL 34109 WHEN JANUARY 3RD 8TH TUESSAT 9AMPM SUNDAY 9AMPMDIRECTIONS 239.593.1300 INFORMATION 217.787.7767 SILVER SIL VER JEWELRY
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Please Find Me and Bring Me Home!MISSING CAT KITTS KITTSPlease call if you nd her or have info!Mary Ann 239-594-3902 or 419-290-6783 REWARD OFFERED!!! CAR PROBLEMS? NO PROBLEM... WE SOLVE PROBLEMS! Foreign & Domestic Se Habla Espaol Locally Owned & Operated $49.95 $16.95 FREE tire rotation with oil change. Shirley Street BEST PRICES IN TOWN! www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA26 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2012 Lighthouse of Collier earns national accreditationLighthouse of Collier has been awarded accreditation by NAC, the National Accreditation Council for Agencies Serving People with Blindness or Visual Impairment. The standards of NAC promote effective, sound and publicly accountable programs of service that help visually disabled children and adults achieve their full potential. The accreditation allows Lighthouse of Collier to now seek funding through the Florida Division of Blind Services. The mission of the Lighthouse of Collier is to promote the development, implementation and on-going evaluation of programs and services that foster independence and enhance the quality of life for the blind, visually impaired and their caregivers. For more information, call 430-3934 or visit www.lighthouseofcollier.org. Wine festival foundation receives award for childrens dental programThe Naples Children and Education Foundation, the founding organization of the Naples Winter Wine Festival, has been selected to receive the 2012 William J. Gies Award in recognition of superior demonstration of outstanding vision as public or private partner in support of dental education. NCEF is one of nine organizations to receive the award, which will be presented in Orlando in conjunction with an American Dental Education Association conference in March. With help from the University of Florida College of Dentistry, Edison State College, CHS Healthcare and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, the NCEF Pediatric Dental Center was created in 2008 to address the pediatric oral health crisis in Collier County. The impetus for the center came from a 2005 needs assessment commissioned by NCEF that revealed an estimated 17,000 children in the county lacked adequate dental care, which is a proven formula for severe tooth decay, pain and disruption in childrens ability to learn. To date, the center has provided care through more than 29,000 patient visits. The severity of the dental disease observed at the center, particularly the rampant disease in children under the age of 5, was unlike anything the clinicians had ever seen, says Dr. Teresa Dolan, professor and dean at the UF College of Dentistry. NCEF has raised more than $94.5 million at the Naples Winter Wine Festival since 2001 to create and expand charitable programs serving children in Collier County. The foundation currently supports 23 grantees and long-term strategic initiatives focused on childrens early learning, medical/oral health, outof-school programs, behavioral health and childhood hunger. The 2012 Naples Winter Wine Festival takes place Jan. 27-29 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. For more information, call (888) 837-4919 or visit www.napleswinefestival.com. COURTESY PHOTO The NCEF Pediatric Dental Center at Edison State College-Collier Campus hosts one of the most advanced pediatric dental residency programs in the country. Thats how long weve been here. Since then, weve grown to 3 locations in Southwest Florida by doing it the right way.NAPLES 239.775.5100 BONITA SPRINGS 239.949.2544 FT. MYERS 239.322.5488www.LightingFirst.us1984.LIGHTING FANS HOME DCOR Pucci & CatanaLuxury Pet Boutique DESIGNERS SHOP ONLINE SHOP ONLINE
Dr. Janette Gaw Colorectal Surgeon Vera Owens Colorectal Cancer Survivor .Regional Cancer Center is a unique partnership between Lee Memorial Health System and its private physician group partners. Working together, the health system and physicians now can oer cancer patients treatment for nearly every aspect of their cancer care under one roof. From the latest treatments and technology to workshops and design features intended to soothe the mind and body, cancer patients will know that they do not have to ght their cancer alone.When Vera Owens was diagnosed with colorectal cancer, the avid runners great overall health contributed to a speedy recovery after her tumor was removed. Within months, she was back to running half marathons and is cancer-free. To read Veras story, please visit www.LeeMemorial.org/caringwww.LeeMemorial.org
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA28 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2012 For this first Straight Talk of 2012, I think its appropriate to look back one more time at the four New Years resolutions I posed in the first Straight Talk of 2011. Lets see how we did. Resolution #1: Create a memorable patient experience Paul Clarke, our patient experience coordinator, is proud to report that patient satisfaction numbers in the past year were outstanding, with an upward trend in the five primary patient experience surveys: rate the hospital, hospital inpatient overall, emergency department overall, inpatient rehabilitation overall and outpatient services overall. Pacing our improvement was the ER, where patient satisfaction increased dramatically over the past three years, from 81.9 percent to 86.7 percent. This no doubt stems from our shorter door-to-doctor time, which measures how quickly a patient sees a physician. In the peak winter months, we average about 35 minutes; during the summer nadir, this drops to 20 minutes. While we still have work to do in further improving the patient experience, our progress this year was heartening. Resolution #2 Improving community health. For the second year in a row, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recognized Collier as the healthiest of the 67 counties in Florida. We also hold the record of the longest life expectancy for a woman and second longest for a man. In the year just ended, NCH offered many more initiatives to lower morbidity (complications) and mortality and, as proof of our progress, had the most posters (18) at the 2011 Institute for Healthcare Improvement conference. These posters demonstrated our best practices for almost 6,000 leaders from around the world. NCH was also the catalyst for the group of more than 30 agencies that became the Safe and Healthy Childrens Coalition of Collier County, focused on preventing the two most common causes of death in pre-school children: drowning and cosleeping. We led the community in terms of smoking cessation by not hiring smokers. Finally, along with Drug Free Collier and Hazelden, NCH continues to help stamp out pill mills in our community.Resolution #3 Achieve a higher value for our patients. Quality health care, of course, must be the hallmark of NCH. Here, too, our objective measures of quality improved year-over-year. Specific examples include our cardiac surgeons HEALTHY LIVING STRAIGHT TALKTaking one last look back at our 2011 resolutions allenWEISSallen.email@example.com Stick with your resolve to quit Collier County Health Department and Tobacco Free Florida can help SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY If resolutions were as easy to keep as they are to make, there would be a lot fewer cigarette smokers in Collier County. Seven out of 10 adult smokers report that they want to quit completely. Last year, about half of them made an attempt to quit. Yet only a few 6.2 percent were successful. With the start of the New Year, the Collier County Health Department and Tobacco Free Florida have teamed up to encourage smokers to use their free and convenient resources to help start the year smoke-free and to increase their chances of staying that way for good. Evidence-based cessation counseling and FDA-approved nicotine replacement therapies provided by the program can double to triple your chances of successfully quitting. Nicotine is one of the most addictive chemicals. The current design and contents of cigarettes make them more attractive and addictive than ever before. Today, cigarettes deliver nicotine more quickly from the lungs to the heart and brain. Poor preparation and a quit plan thats not entirely right for you can make quitting even harder. While quitting is difficult, it is not impossible. In fact, there are more former smokers in Florida than current smokers. Each year many Collier County residents make a quit attempt, says Dr. Joan Colfer, director of the CCHD. While quitting cold turkey can work for some, there are several free resources available for those who need help. Utilizing tobacco cessation services such as the Florida Quitline or the Quit Smoking Now classes can greatly increase your chances of staying tobacco-free. Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of disease and premature death in the U.S. Cigarette use results in an estimated 28,600 deaths in Florida each year. Despite the known dangers of smoking, more than 2.5 million Floridians, or 17.1 percent of the adult population, are current cigarette smokers. Free resourcesTobacco Free Florida offers a number of free and convenient resources to help Floridians quit using tobacco. Call the Florida Quitline at (877) U-CAN-NOW to speak with a quit coach who will help you assess your addiction and help you create a personalized quit plan. Enroll in the online Web Coach, which will help you create a quit plan thats right for you. Its at www.quitnow.net/florida. Sign up for Quit Smoking Now group classes. Find the location nearest you by calling (877) 819-2357. TO YOUR HEALTH Find out whatsso funny about growing olderEveryone knows that aging isnt for sissies, but no one said you shouldnt have some laughs while its happening. Dr. Richard Bimler will present Aging with Humor, a free program with insights about growing older, on Friday, Jan. 13, at Marco Lutheran Church, 525 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. Registration begins at 10 a.m., the program starts at 10:30 a.m. A light lunch will follow, compliments of The Arlington. For reservations, call 394-0332.Grief workshop coming to AvowAvow Hospice will present Opening the Heart, a workshop for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, in the Ispiri community center on the Avow campus at 1095 Whippoorwill Lane. Led by nationally recognized grief workshop facilitators, the program provides a supportive atmosphere to help adults heal grief using a variety of activities including music, meditation and holistic exercises. Participants make a commitment to confidentiality regarding information shared during the workshop. Registration is $95 and includes breakfast, lunch and refreshments. A monthly payment option is available upon request. Professionals and students can earn six CEs. Enrollment is limited and early registration suggested. Call 261-4404, ext. 3733.Free classes in yoga, meditation offered for vetsInstructor Dina Radcliffe will begin a series of free yoga and meditation to help military veterans alleviate symptoms of stress and enhance their health and well being. Hour-long classes take place at 1 p.m. Wednesdays at the Golden Gate Community Center. Although participation is free, space is limited and reservations are required. Call Ms. Radcliffe at 280-9095.Lighthouse has free classes for visually impairedLighthouse of Collier Center for Blindness and Vision Loss and the Florida Division of Blind Services offer programs to help blind and visually impaired be independent in Collier. Classes take place at Lighthouse of Collier headquarters, 424 Bayfront Place. For more information, call 4303934 or visit www.lighthouseofcollier.SEE STRAIGHT TALK, A29
South Floridas largest RV and boat consignment sales center Floridas largest indoor RV & boat showroom South Floridas lar gest independent RV and boat Service Center Insurance work welcomed 4628 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte, FL 33980941-883-5555 1-877-883-5555 www.CharlotteRVandMarine.com Charlotte RV & Marine $50 COUPON $50 COUPON $50 COUPON $50 COUPON$50DISCOUNTApplies to labor charge for any RV repair. If your labor bill will be paid by an Extended Service Agreement company or insurance company then the discount will be applied to the customer responsibility portion of the bill. Limit one coupon per visit.Expires January 31, 2012 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2012 NEWS A29 Managing stress for caregivers and professionalsMore than 65 million Americans provide care for a chronically ill, disabled or aged relative or friend each year. Family caregivers, health care professionals and clergy are invited to learn strategies for coping from Kenneth Doka, Ph.D., professor of gerontology at the Graduate School of New Rochelle, when he speaks at Moorings Park at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17. For family and other caregivers will learn how to manage their own stress, set goals and expectations and take care of themselves. Health care professionals and clery will receive insights about the psychological and spiritual reactions at end of life and will identify ways to help terminally ill patients and their families. Dr. Doka is a senior consultant to the Hospice Foundation of America. His visit to Naples is sponsored by Vitas Hospice, Dignity Memorial, IberiaBank, Moorings Park and 21st Century Care. Light dinner will be served. RSVP by January 12 by calling 597-3101. org.Free seminars at Physicians RegionalThe following free seminar is coming up at Physicians Regional-Pine Ridge, 6101 Pine Ridge Road: New Vein Treatment Options, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10: Cardiologist Julian Javier will discuss treatment options for vein disease, including sclerotherapy and laser therapy procedures to eliminate varicose and spider veins. Robotic-arm Knee and Hip Surgery, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10: Orthopedic surgeon Jon Dounchis will discuss the latest advances in robotic techniques to restore hip and knee function. MAKOplasty Joint Resurfacing, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11: Orthopedic surgeon Frederick Buechel Jr. will discuss diagnosis and treatment advances for early to midstage osteoarthritis of the knee and hip. Whats New for Painful Knees and Hips, 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12: Orthopedic surgeon Robert Zehr will discuss treatments and recovery programs. For more information or registration, www.physiciansregional.com/events.Support for Parkinsons patients and their caregiversThe Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida Inc. holds exercise, speech and art therapy classes at locations in Naples and Bonita Springs for those who suffer from Parkinsons disease. Support programs for families and caregivers are also offered, and various opportunities are available for volunteers at PASFI headquarters, 2950 Tamiami Trail N. Dance classes in Naples and Bonita Springs resume the week of Jan. 9. Speech and swallowing classes will take place once a week for eight weeks beginning Jan. 10 at NCH in North Naples. Also, an anonymous donor has offered to cover the costs of PASFI members taking part in a program at Naples Equestrian Challenge. A one-time, free workshop about Parkinsons Medication Dos and Donts will be presented by Dr. Daniel Deutschman at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at the United Church of Marco Island, 320 North Barfield Drive. The program will include discussion of the comorbidities of PD (depression, dementia, and delirium) and the side effects of PD medications. Continuing education credit will be available for mental health professionals provided by the Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida. Space is limited, and registration is required. To sign up for any of the above or for more information about services and programs offered by PASFI, call Executive Director Ruth Hubing at 417-3465, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.PASFi.org.Free counseling for caregiversCaregivers of seniors ages 60 and older who are experiencing stress from changing life circumstances can obtain free peer counseling from the Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida. Counseling is coordinated by Margot Escott, a licensed clinical social worker with MHASWFL. Call 261-5405 or e-mail email@example.com. Ms. Escott can also provide information about the associations other services. TO YOUR HEALTHbeing recognized by the Society for Thoracic Surgery as being a part of a hospital that is among the top 10 percent of hospitals in the nation. Thanks largely to the teamwork of our nurses and support staff, we also scored well in such areas as prevention of central line infections, pressure sores and falls, and we improved on a host of other key metrics. Even as we lowered our costs the other side of the value proposition we are concerned about decreased reimbursement going forward. This is a topic for another day. But most important, NCHs service quality and, therefore, value to our patients continues to improve. Resolution #4: Build our own self-image New research suggests that our rallying cry, This is My Hospital, is recognized by three-quarters of folks randomly surveyed in our area. Best of all, two IHI attendees 3N Nurse Manager Kristin Miller and 2N Nurse Manager Marcia Swasey agreed that NCH, once a small community hospital, is now admired by health-care experts around the country. I realize how far weve come, says Ms. Swasey. All in all, 2011 was quite a successful year for NCH, not only in delivering on our resolutions but also in providing our community with superior health care. Dr. Allen Weiss is the president and CEO of NCH Healthcare Systems. STRAIGHT TALKFrom page 29
We have a lot to celebrate. We are incredibly grateful for the communitys support of our mission to build a new Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. To give hope, health and wellness to thousands of local children, please make a lifesaving personal or corporate gift this holiday season.To donate, please call 239-343-6950 or visit www.LeeMemorial.org/Foundation Give Hope and Health this Holiday www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA30 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2012 PET TALES BY DR. MARTY BECKERUniversal UclickFew things make the winter seem longer than sharing a home with a dog who never really got the concept of house-training. But dont blame the dog: Most can indeed be completely house-trained if you work with them and be consistent and patient. The first step? Quit making excuses. No dog is partially house-trained: He either is or he isnt. If you have a dog who is sometimes reliable, what you really have is a dog who doesnt understand whats required of him, probably because no one taught him properly in the first place. That means going back to the beginning to train for total understanding. Shortcuts and punishment arent fair, and they wont work. Before you start training, though, you must be sure that what you really have is a behavior problem and not a physical problem. This is especially true with a dog who has been reliable in the home before. Your dog needs a comprehensive veterinary checkup to rule out health problems that make good house-manners difficult or even impossible. If your pet has such a problem, it will need to be fully resolved before training begins. House-training an adult dog uses the same principles as house-training a puppy, except you have to be even more diligent because you need to do some untraining, too. And a lot of cleaning: You must thoroughly clean any soiled area with enzymatic cleaner (available through pet-supply outlets) to eliminate the smell that invites repeat business. Again, no shortcuts: If your home has served as your pets potty, you may even need to remove carpets and padding because even if you cant smell old urine, your dog likely can. Youll need to teach your dog whats right before you can correct him for whats wrong. To do this, spend a couple of weeks ensuring that he has nothing but successes by never giving him the opportunity to make a mistake.Heres how: Leash him to you in the house so you can monitor his every move during his training period. If he starts to mess, tell him no, take him outside, and give him a command for going (I use hurry up with my dogs). Then praise him for doing right, so that he starts to understand what you want. Put him in a crate whenever hes not on leash with you. Its not unfair during training to leave him in a crate for four or five hours at a stretch assuming, of course, that hes getting regular daily exercise. Take him outside first thing in the morning, as soon as you get home from work and just before you go to bed (when you put him in his crate for the night). Always remember to give your go command, and praise him when he does as you wish. I find that people never seem shy about punishing their dogs, but too often forget to praise them they take it for granted the dog should do the right thing. Never, ever forget the praise! If youve been consistent, your dog will likely get a good idea of whats expected of him within a couple of weeks, and you can start to give him a little freedom. However, dont let him have the run of the house yet. Keep his area small and let him earn the house, room by room, as he proves his understanding of the house rules. Accidents happen. If you catch him in the act, tell him no, take him outside, and give him the chance to set things right. Give your go command and praise him if he does. Clean up the mess inside promptly and thoroughly, so he wont feel inclined to refresh his smell there. Dont punish him for any messes you find after the fact. If you arent catching him, youre not keeping close enough tabs on him. Go back to the crate and leash, and start over. If you continue to have problems, ask your veterinarian for a referral to a veterinary behaviorist. One-on-one assistance can pinpoint the problems in your training regimen and get you both on the right track. Video bonus: Watch Pet Connections Dr. Marty Becker explain how to reduce your dogs shedding (vetstreet.com/reducepet-hair-in-your-home). Retrain the house-trainAlmost all dogs can be reliable in the home if you train them properly Pets of the Week To adopt or foster a petThis weeks pets are from Collier County Domestic Animal Services. Adoption fees for cats are $60 and dogs are $85 and include sterilization surgery, vaccinations, pet license, ID microchip and a bag of food. Visit DAS at 7610 Davis Blvd. from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. For more information, call 252-7387 or visit www.colliergov.net/pets. >>Big Guy is a Brussels griffon mix whos about 10 months old and an awesome 7 pounds of love. He wants to please and is eager for you to show him what you want him to do. Hes OK with cats and other dogs.>>Fred is about 4 years old, handsome and full of personality. Calm and friendly, he loves to be petted and he gets along well with other cats.>>Jasmine is a beautiful 4-monthold brown and white tabby who is very sweet, well behaved and likes to be petted. She gets along well with other cats.>>Lexie is a Chihuahua mix whos about 4 months old and weighs 9 pounds. Friendly and affectionate, she loves to cuddle.
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Get an ACME Klein bottle! www.kleinbottle.comOne of the many interesting and surprising experiences of the beginner in child analysis is to find in even very young children a capacity for insight which is often far greater than that of an adult. Melanie KleinChild Roland to the dark tower came. His word was still Fie, foh, and fum: I smell the blood of a British man. William Shakespeare, King Lear, Act 3, Scene 4, Edgar pretending to be a mad manYet half I seemed to recognize some trick of mischief...in a bad dream perhaps...When, in the very nick...came a click... Youre inside... Robert Browning, Childe Roland To The Dark Tower Came, Section XXIXA persons never too old for stories.... Man and boy, girl and woman, we live for them. Roland speaks for Stephen King in The Wind through the Keyhole: A Dark Tower Novel, coming in April 2012Heading out, into the woods, one long leather strap looping over my child back. And wrapped in it I am, this nexus, that functioning qua both manacle and fetter. But nothing hanging on it at all. A virtual Klein bottle canteen. The ultimate in self contained. Liking changed to travelling light. And as I walk I sing verse to my selves, and my selves answer, clear and pure and colorless child soprano, composing antiphon in Gregorian plain chant, to be sung as Salve Regina: Salve Dear Roland, drum and keyboard, hard roe, return on equity: Salve Dear Roland, wind through the keyhole, Reclined, inclined, telling bed time tales. Maybe its crazy, but who can be sure? And as the tune softens, there is realization: A Moebius strip can be either rightor left-handed, dependent upon the orientation of the half twist. And the objection made when sewing them together would create single sided bottle with no boundary. Its inside is its outside. It contains itself. A symbol slid around on its surface would reappear backward at the start. Who could make up stuff like this? In 1882, Felix Klein was so inclined. Does anyone remember that what is sold as a Klein bottle is like a 3D photo of what can maybe in 4D?Like a 2D photo shows a 3D object? Dont object. Felix culpa. Just kidding around, again and again, boundary free, one sided, not holding that rider drop of water or this wind. Just letting go. On the loose, inside mothers silly goose, loving it all, generously giving a good immeasurable, pressed down, shaken together, running over. Ah, darkly sweet... Lets meet at the tower at nine. 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. 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Excellent educatorsGolden Apple Teachers of Distinction honored, and more good business events. B8-9 INSIDE Yours for $300,000A sampling of whats available in Southwest Florida markets. B11 Ask the FoolHow do companies decide how much to pay out in dividends? B6 BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE LOCAL BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE INDUSTRIES BSECTIONWEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2012 Consumer confidence among Floridians rose three points to 69 in December, reflecting a cautious optimism in the economy, according to a recent University of Florida survey. Though the latest figure is only one point below the level set in December 2010, it also marks the highest rank in the past nine months. The index used by UF researchers in the survey is benchmarked to 1966, which means a value of 100 represents the same level of confidence for that year. The lowest index possible is a two; the highest is 150. Consumer confidence in December shot up in four of the five indexes used by survey takers, and declined in only one. The index that reveals whether Floridians think their personal finances have improved from a year ago rose one point to 53. Another showed their overall expectations in the soundness of the U.S. economy jumped six points to 59. Confidence in the economys performance over the next five years also rose this time three points to 71. Finally, the overall perception of survey takers that the present is a good time to buy big ticket items, such as washing machines and laptops went up sharply by seven points to 85. The only index to show dropping confidence was an expectation of a drop in personal finances a year from now, declining two points to 78. Taken as a whole, the UF survey reflects a changing mood that matches growing confidence across the nation, says Chris McCarty, director of UFs Survey Research Center in the Bureau of Economic and Business Research. In addition, there are factors in the Florida economy that were interpreted as positive by both younger and older respondents. Mr. McCarty says. Men were more positive than women by a margin of 71 points to 67. Floridians are most likely optimistic about continued improvementUF survey: Consumer confidence jumps in December BY NANCI THEORETSpecial to Florida WeeklyTHIS TIME OF YEAR, TREES IN MASSIVE groves and backyards start bursting with the colors of Floridas bumper crop citrus. The wait time at the local fruit stand or market gets a little longer as locals, visitors and seasonal residents get their dose of vitamin C or send packages of coveted honeybells, grapefruit and ponkans to northern friends and family stuck under sunless gray skies. Southwest Florida groves produce 25 percent of the states citrus within the Gulf Citrus Growers Associations fivecounty region, a collective 500 farms in Lee, Collier, Hendry, Charlotte and Glades counties. And right now is peak harvest season, which will generate about $1 billion of the states $9 billion citrus industry through spring. Retail sites throughout the tri-county region of Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties are busy, too. Dave Nicely, director of sales and marketing at Sun Harvest Citrus, a citrus retail center and packing house on Metro Parkway in Fort Myers, says the companys bottom line has improved this year. Business has been great, he says. Our mail order package counts wereLocal industry fights to defend Floridas signature crop citrusserving upCOURTESY PHOTOAt Sun Harvest Citrus, visitors can sample five fresh-squeezed citrus juices, including orange, strawberry-orange and cranberry -orange. SEE CITRUS, B7 SEE CONSUMER, B4 BY JOHN DUNNUniversity of Florida
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(Alternative assets are those investment assets that are not highly or even at all correlated to equity performance; some of these alternative assets have historically outperformed equities and with less volatility.) Formerly, these asset classes were available only to those able to buy $500,000 or more. Now, much smaller minimums are available. These alternatives should be considered for inclusion in your portfolio. Within each asset type, the next most important decision to make is sector allocation. For instance, in equities, some will choose heavy allocations to food and natural resources; others prefer allocations to the consumer sector; some will choose market weightings for sectors, etc. In regard to equities, consider the merits of 15 positions or hiring an adviser who can articulate his or her top 15 positions. Better yet, find someone to pick just his or her top five. If you are hiring someone for his or her analytic talent, then go with the talent dont dilute his or her very best investment ideas. Second, get a review of your portfolio by more than one adviser and by persons whose expertise is relevant to the components of your portfolio. Your adviser does not necessarily have expertise in all areas of investing and, even in the traditional asset types of equities and bonds, another adviser might have an entirely different perspective. For instance, junk bonds will evoke very different responses from the average portfolio manager. Their investment content might pale compared to a junk bond managers, as such person would have the facts about different corporate issuers and know whether spreads to AA corporates are appropriate. Third, if you do not have an adviser, then consider getting one. Just take your portfolio to a variety of advisers and ask them how they might have differently allocated or managed your portfolio. If your portfolio is comprised of more than 100 securities, it is very hard to imagine how you can be managing such a portfolio. It would also seem that you have diluted your best ideas for investing and, from my perspective, three to five great fundamental ideas offer a lot of fire power. Fourth, look at your gains and losses for the past year whether realized or unrealized. See if there is any pattern. If there is a pattern, especially with large losses, you need to consider implementing stop loss rules for your portfolio so that you cut your losses. Fifth, look at how much you trade. It is my experience that people under or over trade, with the former true for buy and holders and the latter being more probable if the portfolio is limited and size and short term gains are sought. Sure, everyone wants market action. One of the hardest things to do is to work with what the market gives you and not the investors perception of how it should be. Sixth, consider employing a set of trading and cash management rules or consider some allocation of your portfolio to auto traded systems that have strict rule sets that operate regardless of your level of fear or greed. It is well established that the short-term trader (non-auto traded) is often beset with these emotions as each day they are faced with their gains and losses; each day either lifts egos and spirits or dashes dreams and destroys self-confidence. These attitudes are not operative with a technical trading system that takes a trade if a certain rule set is met even if the investor feels the world is coming to end, that the EU faces implosion, that the U.S. has reached its limit of budget deficits, etc. These perceptions can paralyze investors; they are not one bit of worry to a computer which often is looking for price trends to be determinative.not more headline news or an expert talking his book. Seventh, stay the course, whatever the course might be that you have chosen. If well thought out, affirmed by others, not created in the fantasy of greed or in the narrowed corners of fear, then dont ditch your plan only to readily adopt another. Consider that even the best managers and trading systems are subject to market forces and need environments conducive to making money. Talk to your adviser and determine what is suitable to your situation; consider the counsel of multiple advisers so that you can be sure in your course and select specialists for those parts of your portfolio needing such. Jeannette Showalter, CFA is a commodities broker with Worldwide Futures Systems, 571-8896. For midweek commentaries, write to showalter@ww fsyst ems.com. MONEY & INVESTINGSome simple rules for investing wisely m s t t o s w jeannetteSHOWALTER, CFAshowalter@ww fsyst ems.com
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Panelists will be Dan Regelski, director of the Small Business Development Center at FGCU; Jan Kantor, president of Success Systems; and Robin Richards, owner of Growing Forward Business Solutions; Sue Huff will emcee. Cost is $20 for members, $25 for others. Call 9817426 or prepay online at www.AboveBoardChamber.com. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce hosts Wake Up Naples for members and guests from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, at the Hilton Naples. The morning is sponsored by Seminole Casino Immokalee. For reservations, visit www. napleschamber.org/events. The Gulf Coast Venture ForumNaples Chapter meets from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, at The Ritz-Carton Golf Resort. The primary purpose of the GCVF is to promote the success of Southwest Floridas new and emerging businesses by educating and bringing together the best entrepreneurs and Angel Investors. For information about membership requirements, call 262-6300 or visit www.gcvf.com. PRACC, Public Relations, Marketing and Advertising Professionals of Collier County, starts the new year with a media panel discussion Thursday, Jan. 19, at McCormick & Schmicks. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Sign up by e-mailing info@PRACC.org or by calling the message line at 436-2105. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce holds its first Business After 5 of the New Year from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at Naples Day Surgery at the NCH downtown campus, 311 Ninth St. N. Attendees will tour one of the first and largest outpatient surgery centers in the area. Register at www.napleschamber.org/events. Leadership Collier Foundation alumni will meet for a box lunch and hear from Naples Mayor-elect John Sorey beginning at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, at the Professional Development Center at 615 Third Ave. S. Graduates of Leadership Collier, Growing Associates In Naples and the Leadership Institute are welcome. Cost is $10. Sign up at www.napleschamber.org/events.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2012 BUSINESS B7 O er Good thru 01/31/12 WITH THIS AD $350.OFFNew Orders OnlyCoupon Must Be Presented At Time Of Order. Why Do More Home Owners ChooseComplete Line of Rolldowns Clear Pan ccordionsCall For FREE Estimate594-16161762 Trade Center Way, Naples Florida, 34109Hurricane IMPACT WINDOWS & DOORS!! QUALITT RVICE (239) 643-0249 HughesMcGrath.com WATCH YOUR BUSINESS SOAR...Advertising Marketing Public Relations Strategic Planning up 9 percent this year through the secondto-last week of December. Our retail store has been up consistently during all of 2011 over 2010. Hank Jacobs, co-owner of the familyrun South Naples Citrus Grove on Sabal Palm Road, says business has been steady and comparable to previous years as it heads into the high-demand months of January through March. The market and shipping center offers grapefruits, oranges, tangerines and Meyer lemons harvested from a 120-acre grove established by Mr. Jacobs fatherin-law in 1979. From November through May, the company also sells its citrus at farmers markets from Marco Island to Bonita Springs.Battling natureThe business-is-good mantra is positive news for an industry that just five years ago faced a dire prognosis. Farmers already battling canker, which rendered fields within a 250-acre radius worthless, faced a more ruthless enemy with the 2005 arrival of the fruitand tree-killing citrus greening. Extensive research and $50 million invested by Floridas growers have produced some methods to stave off infestation, carried by Asian psyllids, an insect that secretes a toxic saliva as it feasts on a trees leaves and sap. Ten to 12 years ago before canker and greening and economics our area had close to 200,000 acres of citrus, says Ron Hamel, executive vice president and general manager of the Fort Myers-based growers association. Canker took out a lot of trees and acres statewide. Some farmers abandoned citrus, reducing the five-county regions working groves to 165,000 acres in 2008. Today, there are about 130,000 acres, says Mr. Hamel. In 2004, as research was on the verge of eradicating canker from Florida, four hurricanes crossed the state, aiding the spread of the wind-borne disease, which renders blemished fruit thats still useable for juice. Federal and state programs shut down, says Mr. Hamel. They told us we were on our own, that they werent taking any more trees out. Then came greening and a full-fledged battle. Citrus growers rallied together, hiring the National Academy of Sciences to defend their livelihood. Working with the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences at the Southwest Florida Research and Education Center in Immokalee, research during the past six years has pioneered two successful approaches: pre-flush sprayings in December to knock down the psyllid population, and macroand micro-nutrient infused fertilizers. Its not the panacea, says Mr. Hamel. Were waiting for the silver bullets. A recent U.S. Department of Agriculture survey shows additional positive news: Collier, Lee and Hendry counties ranked among the states top areas with low psyllid counts. Charlotte County ranked 15 of the 29 counties in the Citrus Health Management Area. The added defense system, of course, ups the cost-per-acre, however. On the positive side, fruit prices are still strong, says Mr. Hamel. Growers can still make a little profit. Florida is the worlds largest producer of grapefruit and ranks second to Brazil in orange juice production. More than 80 percent of the nations orange juice is made from Florida oranges; 87 percent of Florida citrus is processed into orange and grapefruit juices, according to the Florida Department of Citrus. In Florida, 31 counties produce citrus. Total citrus land accounts for 541,328 acres, down from a peak of 853,742 commercial acres in 1996. Citrus has been farmed commercially in Florida since the mid-1800s. Christopher Columbus brought citrus to Florida in 1493 and the first orange trees were planted by Spanish explorers in the mid1500s in St. Augustine. Floridas citrus season coincides with the height of tourist season, bringing sunand fruit-seeking buyers to enjoy the states bounty October-June.Sun HarvestAt Sun Harvest Citrus, visitors can sample five fresh-squeezed citrus juices, including orange, strawberry-orange and cranberry-orange. We average about 50 to 100 gallons a day that gets sampled in the store, says Mr. Nicely, who married into the business; his wife is the founders granddaughter. We juice four to five days a week and make 2,000 gallons a day. Sun Harvests citrus comes from family-run groves near Vero Beach and Floridas famed Indian River region, known world-wide for its grapefruit. The thirdgeneration company relocated its packinghouse to Fort Myers in 1990, lured by a faster-growing population, tourist draws like Sanibel and Captiva islands and professional spring training baseball camps, and the lack of competition. Its 25,000-square-foot facility includes the retail store, a processing facility and administrative offices with a 16-operator call center. We do everything here, says Mr. Nicely. Our fruit is delivered the same day its picked and is processed the next day. An earlier-than-usual honeybell harvest has been an added boon to business. A seedless hybrid of the Dancy tangerine and Duncan grapefruit, honeybells are the Mercedes of eating-oranges. They peel easily and the juice runs down your arm, says Mr. Nicely, adding, We have customers call as early as August to place their honeybell order. Half of Sun Harvests business is derived from mail orders. By the end of Christmas and honeybell season, weve shipped 60 percent of our packages for the year, Mr. Nicely says. Right now a lot of tourists and seasonal residents are shipping honeybells to their family and friends or the person watching the dog, cat or house. Sun Harvest grows 20 varieties of citrus. Seedier oranges are picked exclusively for juice thats delivered to commercial venues from Marco and Sanibel islands to Fort Myers. Also on store shelves: famed Davidson of Dundee orange candies and jellies, other Florida food items and softserve orange-and-vanilla and chocolateand-Key-lime ice cream. We did 120,000 cones last year, says Mr. Nicely.South Naples CitrusSouth Naples Citrus Grove was born on 120 acres of Florida scrub land and today sells and ships its juices and fruit packages throughout the U.S. and Canada. January through March are our peak months, says Mr. Jacobs. We have a lot of seasonal residents buying packages and sending them up north. Just as at Sun Harvest, honeybells are especially popular, he adds. The companys average single-tray citrus order ranges from $29-$59 plus shipping and handling. The retail market also sells orange-blossom honey, grapefruit spoons, jellies and candies. A new program rewards loyal customers by offering $1 off a future purchase for every $10 spent. Its been popular, says Mr. Jacobs. Our customers can apply the reward points to their next order or let them accumulate. When the citrus season ends, the Jacobs family will summer in Illinois, where they grow and sell vegetables. Worden FarmsAlthough its citrus harvest is readily available to paying members, Worden Farms also occasionally makes its Valencia oranges and Meyers lemons harvested on the 85-acre certified organic farm available at area farmers markets. We get a pretty good citrus crop, says co-owner Eva Worden. We also get citrus from growers we know who have small groves and who dont spray. Theres a wonderful source in Buckingham that grows ponkans, a type of tangerine thats super sweet and delicious. Its a Florida fruit you wouldnt find in the supermarket. They feel like an old mushy tangerine, but theyre phenomenal. Only those in the know would know about them. Worden Farms 80 citrus trees are managed and maintained organically as per its mission. We keep track of our yield on a weekly and seasonal basis, and this year its equal or greater than in previous years, says Ms. Worden. The farm distributes fresh-grown produce to its membership every Wednesday through the growing season. During one recent pick-up date it hosted a cooking demonstration showcasing orange and fennel slaw. Citrus is a wonderful addition to the diet because its so nutritious and its available when its needed most when theres less sunlight and people in northern climates might not be as active, Ms. Worden says. As Southwest Floridas citrus harvest kicks into full swing, local retailers and growers remain upbeat. There is a lot more optimism in the industry the past few years since greening was found, says Mr. Hamel. Ironically, its hard to get nursery trees right now because of the strong demand for resets from groves that are putting citrus back in. Growers need to get in touch with their nurseries a year or two ahead. CITRUSFrom page 1
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2012 B17 Illustrated Properties 239.287.6732 239.370.8687 The Manor, only 18 of these beauties were built in Village Walk. 4 plus den, 3 1/2 baths, 3 car, with pool. $549,000 A Wonderful Windsor! Spacious 4 bedroom plus den, 3 full baths, South facing heated pool, electric hurricane shutters, quick closing available. $499,000 Estate sale motivated! Clean Oakmont ready for new owner. $324,900 Special Oakmont 3BR,2.5BA plus den for the quality seeker extra wide lot, granite in kitchen, newer appliances, new A/C and hot water heater, pool with stamped concrete deck, quiet location. $419,000 Breath taking views of 3 bridges from inside and out. Extended Capri 2BR,2BA with pool and roll down shutters, granite,side patio and more. MUST SEE! $265,000 LAKE VIEW 2,BR, 2BA 2-Car garage. Lovely Carpi Villa features spacious EXTENDED open shutters along back of home, and lake view with nice yard. GREAT BUY! $230,900 Luxury, Elegance, and Value in one stunning package! Pristine 4BR,3.5BA Carlyle with Southern exposure, features plenty of windows to let in the natural light! Cherry, bright neutral interior, upgraded throughout, screened lanai with lake views and heated pool. Don't miss this one! $479,000 Comfortable Elegance engaging front porch you will love this gracious and private pool with lake views! A MUST SEE! $462,000 Great Opportunity to own a NEVER LIVED in decorator ready 3,BR, 2.5 BA water view Oakmont. Owners purchased as second home and never occupied the property. Great location short walk to Town amenities center. $326,900 Club Homes Villa 2 BR, 2BA and 1-Car plan along with serene golf course and lake views from the screened lanai. Prefect for a full time residence or an occasional vacation home. $150,000 MAKE OFFER NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING Verona Walk Heritage GreensSEMINARFrom page 11 A custom home theater design by Specialty Electronics. Whats New in Home Electronics>> When: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17 >> Where: Miromar Design Center >> Cost: Free >> RSVP: www.miromardesigncenter.com by Jan. 13 The touch screen shown in the foreground controls the master bedroom system.control of their home electronics, seamlessly integrating all these complex home features into an easy-to-use touch screen that can be handheld, sit on a desk or be installed flush with the wall. More than 350 systems have been installed in homes in Lee and Collier counties, according to the company. The Whats New in Home Electronics seminar is free and open to the public and design professionals. Learn about the newest innovations, see the Greatest TV Ever Made and enter to win a Blu-ray 3D DVD player. Complimentary wine, cheese and chocolates will be served afterward. Seating at the seminar is limited, and RSVPs are required by Friday, Jan. 13. Register at www.miromardesigncenter.com. Miromar Design Center is on Corkscrew Road east of I-75 and across from the Miromar Outlets. For more information, call 390-5111. Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Coldwell Banker, Coldwell Banker Previews International, And Previews Are Registered Trademarks Licensed To Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. An Equal Opportunity Company. Equal Housing Opportunity. Owned And Operated By NRT LLC. 6001 Pelican Bay Boulevard #1406 PELICAN BAYGulf & Golf views from 14th oor. Beautifully renovated, spacious 3BR/3BA, walk-in closets, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops 2 balconies, 2 garage spaces. Close to tram. Ready for your decorative touches. $669,000 10620 Gulf Shore Drive #501 VANDERBILT BEACH Spectacular water views of Vanderbilt Bay & the Gulf from this elegant 3 BR/3.5BA corner unit with Den. Take the secure elevator to your private foyer. Spacious open oor plan. Gulf Access, steps to Beach. Ask about Boat Dock/Cabana! $1,495,000 PLEASE CONTACT LISA TASHJIAN TODAY TO VIEW THESE AND OTHER NAPLES HOMES (239) 259-7024 Lisa_Tashjian@comcast.net OPEN HOUSE OPEN HOUSE Subscribe online at www.FloridaWeekly.com or Call 239.325.1960 Get Florida Weekly delivered to your mailbox for only$3195PER YEAR*Rates are based on standard rate postage. A one-year in-county subscription will cost $31.95 to cover shipping and handling. Call for out-of-county and out-of-state postage and pricing options.
THE GALLERY 239.659.0099 MARCO ISLAND 239.642.2222 THE VILLAGE 239.261.6161 THE PROMENADE 239.948.4000 NORTH NAPLES 239.594.9494 COMMERCIAL 239.947.6800 FIFTH AVENUE 239.434.8770 RENTAL DIVISION 239.262.4242 OLD NAPLES 239.434.2424 DEVELOPER SERVICES 239.434.6373 Sothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each Oce Is Independently Owned And Operated. Equal housing opportunity. GOLFING COMMUNITIESpremiersothebysrealty.com FIDDLERS CREEK ESTUARY 2010 Aurora award winning Harwick built estate with 5+BR and 8,322 total SF. Stunning lake, golf and preserve view. $6,495,000 Melissa Williams/Dan Guenther | 248-7238 ESTUARY This magnicent gated property with a view of the 3rd green is an ideal elite haven for the consumate golf lover.$4,900,000 | Jeannie McGearty | 248-4333 ESTUARYThis is the life! Grand waterscapes, long golf course views, owing pools. Harwick built 5BR + family room home.$4,749,000 | Brian Nelson | 572-2903 ESTUARYFurnished 3BR+den/3.5BA Bacara V courtyard villa by London Bay Homes. Game room and 3-car garage.$3,575,000 | Sam Heitman | 261-3148 INDIGOBUSH WAYCustom 4BR estate with study, game & exercise rooms. Outdoor area has kitchen, large pool/spa, preserve/golf views.$2,795,000 | Michael G. Lawler | 571-3939 PALM ISLANDClassic 4BR/4BA plus den home with gorgeous lake & golf course views. Impeccably maintained, beautifully updated.$1,795,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678 ESTUARY MARSH WREN1535 Marsh Wren Lane Brand new 3BR + study maintenance-free villa has an expansive lake/golf view! Pool/spa. Award-winning Country Club.$1,750,000 | Sam Heitman | 261-3148 OPEN SUN. ESTUARY AT GREY OAKS1220 Gordon River Trail The perfect Naples life! Sophisticated amenities & superlative homes set amid natural preserves. Championship golf; minutes to beaches, shops & dining. Pre-construction villas from $1,499,000. Estate homes from $2,750,000. Estate homesites from $795,000. | 261-3148 OPEN MONSAT: SUN: CAPISTRANOIdyllic views! Beautifully decorated, furnishings are comfortable and chic, gourmet kitchen. Perfect pool area. $1,750,000 Mary Catherine/Larry White | 287-2818 AVILAColor embraces this fully furnished 4BR home with taste & excitement. Three golf courses, 2 clubhouses & tennis. $1,079,000 Mary Catherine/Larry White | 287-2818 ISLA DEL SOLFully decorator furnished custom home. Sunsets over pool & spa to golf course and lake. Awardwinning Club & Spa. $1,995,000 | ML Meade | 293-4851 MAHOGANY BENDExquisitely decorated 4BR/4BA, study+family rm. custom home overlooks golf course. Award-winning resort amenities.$1,395,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176 MAHOGANY BENDStunning, beautifully furnished custom-built golf course view home. Pool/spa, luxury resort living, beach & marina.$1,100,000 | Michelle L. Thomas | 860-7176 MULBERRY ROW Custom golf course view home in a premier resortstyle community. Open, light oor plan. Lake view, private yard.$645,000 | Michelle L. Thomas | 860-7176 GREY OAKSMENAGGIO 9279 Menaggio Court #201 Stunning luxury decorator furnished 3BR/3BA + study coach home with western lake view. Golf, beach, Club & Spa. $995,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176CASCADA 9010 Cascada Way #202 Great golf course views, charming 3BR/3BA+oce. Renovated kitchen & bathroom, new carpet & A/C system. Furnished. $559,000 | Mauree/Mike Joyce | 784-1288CHERRY OAKS 9077 Cherry Oaks Trail #202 Spectacular lake & Rookery Golf course views! End 3BR/3BA, family room & den. Enjoy over 3,000 sq. ft. of luxury! $499,000 | ML Meade | 293-4851CASCADA 9010 Cascada Way #101 Turnkey furnished, stunning 1st oor corner coach home with fabulous SW view of golf course. Fabulous Club & Spa. $399,000 | Michelle L. Thomas | 860-7176CASCADA 9042 Cascada Way #201 Fabulous golf course views. An impressive 3BR/3BA+oce residence. Pools, tness ctr, spa, dining, golf & tennis. $499,000 | Maureen/Michael Joyce | 784-1288 BELLAGIOExquisite luxury home with spectacular western lake. Private lanai & innity edge pool. Golf membership available.$890,000 | Michelle L. Thomas | 860-7176 ISLA DEL SOL 3852 Isla Del Sol Way Custom-built furnished 4BR/5.5BA former model. Over 4,200 SF of living area, den & family room. Golf/lake views. $2,195,000 | ML Meade | 293-4851MAHOGANY BEND 3804 Mahogany Bend Drive Exquisite 3BR+den custom pool home, spectacular S. golf course views! Club & Spa, optional beach/ marina membership. $1,199,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176MULBERRY ROW 7705 Mulberry Lane Fabulous former 3BR/3BA designer furnished model, den, family rm, custom upgrades, over 3,000 SF. Heated pool/ spa.$749,000 | ML Meade | 293-4851 CAPISTRANOLike a villa in Tuscany. Model quality nishes, overlooking a lake & fairway. Pool, members enjoy 3 golf courses. $1,697,900 Jutta Lopez/Al Lopez | 571-5339 ESTUARYExclusive 5BR, 6.5BA, 7,300 SF estate home includes gourmet kitchen, wine cellar, exercise room and 4-car garage.$5,150,000 | 261-3148 ESTUARY MARSH WRENWell-appointed fully furnished 4BR, study, formal living & family room, 4 bath+2 half-bath villa. Lake/ golf views.$1,765,000 | Sam Heitman | 537-2018 LERMITAGEGracious, gloriously bright condominium. Long lake & fairway views. Private lanai, pool cabana. minutes to beach! $975,000 Jutta V. Lopez/Al Lopez | 571-5339 THE MEWSSophisticated courtyard home features custom nishes & decor, wood oors, & separate guest cabana. Furnished. $950,000 Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678 MIRAMONTEA gracious former model 4BR/4.5BA + study villa. Family room, gourmet kitchen, heated pool/spa & outdoor kitchen. $1,849,900 V.K. Melhado/Marlene Suarez | 216-6400 ESTUARY NOBLE HERONBuild this magnicent Alamanda 3BR + study home. Over 4,000 SF of living space, pool, spa, fantastic golf views!$2,049,000 | 261-3148 ESTUARY MARSH WRENBuild this beautiful Dahlia 3BR+study villa home, 2,986 sq. ft. A/c, pool, spa, views to clubhouse & golf course. $1,514,000 | 261-3148 AVILAExtensive upgrades, 3 bedroom suites, den, walls of glass open to pool area. Social/golng memberships available. $795,000 Heather Hobrock | 370-3944 TERRA VERDEImmaculate home features open kitchen, poolside cabana, golf cart, expansive lake and golf views. Furnished. $799,000 Larry/Mary Catherine White | 287-2818 SILVERLEAF WAYMagnicent home encompassing over 5,300 SF of living area. Master craftsmanship, pool, outdoor entertaining area. $4,295,000 | Carol Gilman/ Dorcas Briscoe/John Hamilton | 404-3253 ESTUARYHighly upgraded Emilia villa with stunning golf views. Open plan 3BR + study, screened pool/spa & summer kitchen. $1,699,000 | 261-3148 AVILAPrivate villa, dramatic architectural features, 14 ceilings, walls of glass pocket back opening to pool/ garden. $989,000 Larry/Mary Catherine White | 287-2818 MALLARDS LANDING 8455 Mallards Way Beautiful lake views! Immaculate home. Spacious bedrooms, negative-edge pool & spa. GE Prole kitchen appliances. $448,900 | Michelle L. Thomas | 860-71763740 Cotton Green Path Drive Gorgeous 2-story courtyard home, 1st oor master, oce & BR/den, 2 BRs & 3rd bath upstairs. Superb golf views. $447,000 | Al Love | 298-2444 BELLFLOWER LANEStunning western views over 2 golf holes/ lake. Former model, 5BR/5.5BAs, study, fully & professionally furnished. $3,450,000 Lynn Anderson/Carolyn Weinand | 290-6674 TERRA VERDEOutstanding wide lake & golf course views. First oor 2BR/3BA condominium. Open plan, meticulously maintained. $625,000 Jutta V. Lopez/Al Lopez | 571-5339 MONTREUX 3720 Montreux Lane #201 Overlook lake from this spacious upper oor end coach home. SW exposure, screened lanai, family room, near pool. $375,000 | Michelle L. Thomas | 860-7176PEPPER TREE 8544 Pepper Tree Way Gorgeous 2-story 4BR/3BA+family room single-family home. Dual A/C system, new appliances, frunishings negotiable. $380,000 | Maureen/Michael Joyce | 784-1288MONTREUX 3735 Montreux Way #101 Stunning 3BR/3BA end coach home. Over 2,500 sq. ft. living area, attached 2-car garage. Steps to pool. Furnished. $479,000 | Michelle L. Thomas | 860-7176MARENGO 3142 Aviamar Circle #102 Exquisitely decorated, immaculate 3BR coach home with lake view, 2 small pets permitted. Award-winning Club & Spa. $429,000 | Michelle L. Thomas | 860-7176VARENNA 9217 Museo Circle #203 Luxurious resort lifestyle community. Immaculate, attractively decorated upper oor coach home with lake views. $469,000 | Michelle L. Thomas | 860-7176 INTRODUCINGCALLISTA 2714 Callista Court #204 An impressive luxury corner 3BR/3BA+den coach home. Many upgrades, decorator furnishings, lanai overlooks a lake. $699,000 | Michelle L. Thomas | 860-7176BELLAGIO 8556 Bellagio Drive Captivating golf & lake view. Like new, tasteful 3BR/3BA, family room, stainless appliances & spa. Resort living. $799,000 | ML Meade | 293-4851SERENA 3198 Serenity Court #201 Beautifully furnished residence with private elevator. Over 3,000 SF of living area, 3 bedrooms plus den, 3 baths. $829,000 | Michelle L. Thomas | 860-7176 INTRODUCING
THE GALLERY 239.659.0099 MARCO ISLAND 239.642.2222 THE VILLAGE 239.261.6161 THE PROMENADE 239.948.4000 VANDERBILT 239.594.9494 COMMERCIAL 239.947.6800 FIFTH AVENUE 239.434.8770 RENTAL DIVISION 239.262.4242 BROAD AVENUE 239.434.2424 DEVELOPER SERVICES 239.434.6373 Sothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each Oce Is Independently Owned And Operated. Equal housing opportunity. OLD NAPLES SURROUNDSpremiersothebysrealty.com AQUALANE SHORESWide expanse of Naples Bay. Two docks w/lifts, theater, study/oce, 3-car garage, and outdoor kitchen.$6,500,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529 OLD NAPLESElegantly appointed interiors, spectacular Gulf sunsets! Three-story newly built residence one house from beach.$5,495,000 | Philip N. Collins | 404-6800 OLD NAPLESA classically inspired 4BR Tuscan home. Sophistication + the natural beauty of Naples Gulf coast. Steps to beach.$3,995,000 | Philip N. Collins | 404-6800 AQUALANE SHORESWide water views! Quality nishes, 4BRs, den, elevator, 3-car garage, pool, 80 concrete oating dock, furnished.$3,950,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 ROYAL HARBORWonderful bay views! To-be-built 4BR + den home. Outdoor living with cooktop, heated pool/spa. Direct Gulf access. $3,595,000 Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 OLD NAPLESOne-of-a-kind 4BR + den European home. Quality materials & attention to detail. Heated pool/spa. Minutes to beach.$3,450,000 | Celine Julie Godof | 404-9917 AQUALANE SHORESCustom, meticulously updated 3BR + family room home. Covered, cut-in boat slip & 135 on the water, direct access.$2,950,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529 AQUALANE SHORESImmaculately kept 3BR+den overlooking Heron Cove. Pool, boat dock with lift provides direct, quick access to Gulf. $2,695,000 Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 OLD NAPLES Spanish-inspired Mizner West Palm Beach-style standout! European stone area with pool, spa, summer kitchen.$2,550,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741 AQUALANE SHORESFabulous homesite (95x173), 1 lot from Naples Bay! Wide, deep canal. Grandfathered in boat house & covered slip.$1,975,000 | Beth McNichols | 821-3304 OLD NAPLESPrivate retreat 3BR/2BA lakefront cottage one block to beach. Modern kitchen & oversized master suite.$2,150,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 OLD NAPLESBeautifully decorated home with professional decor & furnishings. Private oversized backyard. Open 3BR + den plan.$1,699,000 | Celine Julie Godof | 404-9917 OLD NAPLES ROSE VILLASDynamic villa featuring Bosch appliances, elevator, wood and tile ooring, 4 bedrooms plus den. Private pool.$1,699,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741 AQUALANE SHORESDesirable waterfront homesite with no bridges to the Gulf of Mexico, deep-water canal. Near beach, shops & dining.$1,500,000 | Vincent Bandelier | 450-5976 OLD NAPLESBuild your dream home! Approx. lot size is 100 x 150. Walk to the Gulf. A rare large lot with southern exposure.$1,495,000 | Celine Julie Godof | 404-9917 ROYAL HARBORCasually charming, updated home. Expansive outdoor retreat for entertaining with kitchen, chickee hut & waterfall.$1,495,000 | Michael G. Lawler | 571-3939 OLD NAPLES PARKSIDE OFF FIFTH Sophisticated urban living! Highend quality, uniquely designed one-of-a-kind 3BR/3.5BA + den. Walk to beach.$1,299,000 | Richard/Susie Culp | 290-2200 OLD NAPLES GOLF DRIVE ESTATES Charming Olde Florida style 3BR/2BA, detached casita, lap style pool/spa, 3 blocks to beach, golf course & tennis. $1,250,000 Linda Perry/Judy Perry | 261-6161 OLD NAPLES NAPLES BAY RESORT THE RESIDENCES Sophisticated Bay front living, 3BR+den, multiple private terraces, balconies & gorgeous views. Resort amenities.$1,195,000 | Michael G. Lawler | 571-3939 OLD NAPLES VILLAS TORINO 355 9th Avenue South #102 Well-appointed 3BR/3.5BA+den. Heated pool, 2-car garage, 3 blocks to beach, near shops & dining. $1,125,000 Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 OLD NAPLES TUSCAN741 3rd Street South #D A 3BR/ 3BA condominium just 2.5 blocks to beach & near shops/dining. Heated community pool & spa, secured building. $935,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564 -4231 AQUALANE SHORESAn incredible waterfront lifestyle. Deep-water dock, stroll to shops/dining, steps to beach. Charming 3BR/3BA home.$1,999,000 | Vincent Bandelier | 450-5976 OLD NAPLES GOLF DRIVE ESTATES Short walk to the beach, golf club and tennis facilities! A magnicent Mediterranean home with superior style!$1,650,000 | Vickie Larscheid | 250-5041 OPEN SUN. OLD NAPLES VICTOR DEL REY 705 10th Street South #204 Over 2,900 A/C sq. ft., 3BR/3.5BAs opening to pool with cabana. Secured elevator, walk to beach, shops & dining. $799,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231ROYAL HARBOR AREA OYSTER BAY 1460 Jewel Box Avenue Unique waterfront opportunity with canals on both sides of this home being sold as-is. Quick, direct Gulf access. $649,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231OLD NAPLES NAPLES BAY RESORT THE COTTAGES 975 Sandpiper Street #A-104 Beautiful decorator furnished 2BR/2BA condominium. Resort amenities. Near shops, dining, and beach. Weekly rentals. $400,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176ROYAL HARBOR AREA EL NIDO 1481 Chesapeake Avenue #1 OWaterfront enclave 4 residences, direct Gulf access near beach! Designer upgrades, 2BR+den. Boat docks, pool/spa! $414,500 | Patrick D. OConnor | 293-9411OLD NAPLES BAYFRONT 401 Bayfront Place #3502 Immaculate, oversized, top-oor 2BA condominium, 10 celings. Priced to sell, all reasonable oers considered. $389,000 | Thomas Gasbarro | 404-4883OLD NAPLES FIFTH AVENUE BEACH CLUB 175 5th Avenue South #207 Unbelievable location right on 5th Avenue, only 1.5 blocks to the beach. One bedroom, one bath; turnkey furnished. $279,900 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231OLD NAPLES VILLAGE GREEN HERON CLUB 426 Broad Avenue South #H426 3 blocks from beach, 3rd St. shops/dining! Renovated 1st oor split 2BR/2BA condominium. Low fees. $224,900 | Tess McCarthy | 207-0118OLD NAPLES BEAUMER 803 River Point Drive #305B Walk to shops, dining & boating. Very desirable waterfront 2BR, liberal rental policy, pet friendly. Furnished. $217,500 | Sue Black/Kristin Mikler | 250-5611OLD NAPLES BEAUMER 805 River Point Drive #301C Easy to rent, weekly rentals allowed! Furnished 2BR. Walk to shops/dining. Pool, spa, docks for lease or purchase. $199,000 | Tom McCarthy | 243-5520OLD NAPLES 124 13th Avenue South Located between gulf beaches & 3rd St. shops/dining. Newly renovated contemporary design has beauty, value & charm. $2,995,000 | Vickie Larscheid | 250-5041OLD NAPLES RIDGE LAKE 635 8th Street North Attractively priced single-family home minutes to beach. Solid 2BR/2BA, potential to upgrade/rebuild. Corner lot. $549,900 | V.K. Melhado | 216-6400OLD NAPLES BAY TERRACE 1325 7th Street South #7A Panoramic southern and western views of the water & Old Naples. Walk to shops & dining, boat slips are available. $569,000 | Virginia/Randy Wilson | 450-9091OLD NAPLES DEVON COURT 525 10th Avenue South #B-101 This 3BR is within walking distance to the beach, shops and restaurants. Designed with comfortable proportions. $699,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-2424OLD NAPLES GARDEN TERRACE 378 6th Street South #2 Elegant and innovative new 3BR+den villa steps from beach, near shops/dining. Separate, private outdoor pool/spa. $1,425,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741OLD NAPLES 81 Gulf Shore Blvd. South Motivated Seller homesite is ready-to-go, only one block to Gulf. Plans for a 4BR Stot Cooney design available. $1,890,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529OLD NAPLES ISLA MAR 1006 5th Street South #503 Coveted top-r 3BR/3BA condominium! Roof-top patio, low density, 2-car garage, pool/spa for 6 owners in building. $1,700,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529ROYAL HARBOR AREA BAYVIEW ESTATES 1311 Chesapeake Avenue #A Wide bay views, single family feel, 3BR/3BA townhouse. Only 8 units, 35 deeded boat dock with direct Gulf access. $645,000 | Chris Yanson | 450-7584OLD NAPLES VICTOR DEL REY 705 10th Street South #206 This luxury 3BR/3BA, 3000 SF residence is spacious, bright & airy, includes private garage & personal pool cabana. $895,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939OLD NAPLES VILLAS ESCALANTE 270 5th Avenue South #H-2 Walk to dining, shopping or beach! Magnicent 4BR/4.5BA plus den villa, 3,576 sq. ft. of living area. Patio/pool. $3,200,000 | Tom McCarthy/Tess McCarthy | 243-5520AQUALANE SHORES 773 18th Avenue South Unique Old-Florida style home with 3,514 SF, gourmet kitchen, & exercise room. Remodeled covered boat slip & lift. $2,999,000 | Philip N. Collins | 404-6800 OPEN SUN. OPEN SUN. OPEN SUN. AQUALANE SHORES 832 1st Court South Newly built 2-story open 4BR+den home. Luxurious appointments. Walk to beach, heated pool/spa. Dock, direct access. $3,695,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231OLD NAPLES 137 North Lake Drive An impeccable home just steps to beach! With 4BRs, study, oce/media room, sunny screened patio, pool & spa. $3,450,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529OLD NAPLES ST. CHARLES 540 10th Avenue South An updated 3BR/2BA residence just 5 blocks from beach, shops/dining. Screened lanai overlooks community pool/spa. $769,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231OLD NAPLES 160 7th Ave N. An Old Florida styled home within walking distance to beach & 5th Ave. Sophisticated interiors, open heated pool. $1,795,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894OLD NAPLES PARKSIDE 882 7th Ave S #B A private enclave of four residences. Walk to bistros, shops & beach. Fabulous, renovated loft-styled townhome. $545,000 | Richard/Susie Culp | 290-2200OLD NAPLES 645 Broad Avenue South Walk to beach. Old Florida style home, enjoy coastal living with an open plan & clean line interiors. Pool & spa. $2,250,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894OLD NAPLES VILLAGE GREEN HERON CLUB 464 Broad Avenue S. #H464 Prime downtown location 3 blocks to shops/beach. Newer kitchen, 2BR/2BA condominium. Sold as-is. $233,900 | Tess McCarthy | 207-0118OLD NAPLES PIERRE CLUB 1222 Gordon Drive #15 Only 1.5 blocks to the beach, this 2BR/2.5BA is the perfect getaway. New kitchen. Walk to shops/dining. Furnished. $479,900 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231OLD NAPLES TOWN MANOR CLUB 1021 3rd Street South #102 Updated getaway, 2 bedroom, 2 bath only 2.5 blocks to beach, steps to 3rd St. shops and dinning; blocks to 5th Ave. $279,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231ROYAL HARBOR 1805 Kingsh Road Build to suit. This homesite is perfect for your custom dream home oering a 60 dock with direct Gulf access. $2,595,000 | Michael Jordan/Stefaan Bultinck | 777-3745AQUALANE SHORES 533 15th Avenue South Tuscan waterfront home opens to an expansive pool & patio area with a coveted covered boat slip. Walk to beach. $2,995,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894ROYAL HARBOR AREA SANDPIPER BAY 3021 Sandpiper Bay Circle #305 Attractively priced 3rd oor 2BR/2BA overlooks a quiet preserve. Boat docks for lease or sale, turnkey furnished. $161,900 | Vincent Bandelier | 450-5976 OPEN SUN. OPEN SUN. OPEN SUN. OPEN SUN. OPEN SUN. OLD NAPLES SHADOWMOSS 350 3rd Avenue South, #A-1 Charming 2-story end villa includes a private courtyard, natural light on 3 sides & separate 1-car garage. $599,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 OLD NAPLES BEACHFRONTTwo-story contemporary home with 170 ft of beach frontage. Separate guest house, private 50 tropical pool area..$11,900,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 ROYAL HARBOR AREA GOLDEN SHORES Pelican Avenue Lot #74 Waterfront lot to build your new home and dock on. Lot next door is also available, lots can be purchased together. $399,000 | Kristin Mikler/Sue Black | 370-6292 OLD NAPLES HEMINGWAY BAYOnly 2 units in the complex, completely updated villa, guest house over 3-car garage & screened pavilion poolside.$2,150,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 OLD NAPLES LANTANA 441 4th A venue South #304 A rare gem surrounded by tropical grounds, multiple pools/spas. Only 17 homes. Dining/shops nearby, walk to beach. $1,249,000 | Carol Sheehy/Cli Donenfeld | 340-9300OLD NAPLES 1006 5th Street South #503 Only one block from beach, quaint 2BR/2BA home, separate guest house on a large oversized lot with S. exposure. $1,795,000 | Kelly Kent | 250-5480OLD NAPLES CATELENA ON RD 317 7th Avenue South First oor 2BR/3BA+den, 2-car garage, 2.5 blocks to beach, 2 blocks to shopping & dining. Community pool, 3 spas. $995,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231OLD NAPLES SPELLBINDER VILLAS 413 Broad Avenue South #3 Fabulous 2-story 3BR/3BA villa 1 block from historic 3rd St. S. & 4 blocks to beach. Courtyard pool, pets allowed. $1,149,000 | Krista Harris | 877-6745 OPEN SUN. OPEN SUN. INTRODUCING
41 41 41Bonita Springs Bonita SpringsNaplesImmokalee RoadLivingston RoadBonita Beach Road3 Oaks PkwyCoconut RdOld U.S. 41Old U.S. 41Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Blvd. Davis BlvdCollier Blvd Collier Blvd Airport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Park Shore Dr. Rattlesnake Hammock Road Goodlette Frank RoadVanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Marco Island Florida Weeklys Open HousesOpen Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked17 OLD NAPLES VILLAS TORINO 355 9th Avenue South #102 $1,125,000 PSIR Marty/Debbi McDermott 5644231 18 PELICAN LANDING SANCTUARY 3611 Sanctuary Lakes Drive $1,175,000 PSIR Daniel Pregont 2728020 19 THE BROOKS SHADOW WOOD IDLEWILDE 10067 Idle Pine Lane $1,199,000 PSIR Fern Ritacca 847-361-3376 20 PARK SHORE MERIDIAN CLUB 4901 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #1403 $1,355,000 PSIR Pat Duggan 216-1980 21 PARK SHORE ESPLANADE CLUB 4551 Gulf Shore Blvd N. #502 $1,395,000 PSIR Michael Lawler 5713939 22 VANDERBILT BEACH 10620 Gulf Shore Drive #501 $1,495,000 Coldwell Banker Lisa Tashjian 239-2597024 Jan 8th 2-4 pm 23 GREY OAKS ESTUARY MARSH WREN 1535 Marsh Wren Lane $1,500,000 PSIR Call 261.3148 24 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1220 Gordon River Trail From $1,500,000 PSIR Call 261.3148 Mon-Sat 9-5 & Sun 12-5 25 VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES 311 Flamingo Avenue $1,595,000 PSIR V.K. Melhado 216-6400>$2,000,000 26 PINE RIDGE 696 Hickory Road $2,150,000 PSIR Michael Lawler 5713939 27 BONITA BAY AZURE 4931 Bonita Bay Blvd. #701 $2,249,000 PSIR Ginger Lickley 860-4661 28 VANDERBILT BEACH MORAYA BAY 11125 Gulfshore Drive #407 From $2,500,000 PSIR Call 239.514.5050 Mon-Sat 10-5 & Sun 12-5 29 COQUINA SANDS NAPLES CASAMORE 1752 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. From $2,800,000 PSIR Call 963.4242 Open Daily 12-4 30 OLD NAPLES 124 13th Avenue South $2,995,000 PSIR Vickie Larscheid 250-5041>$3,000,000 31 MOORINGS 3139 Leeward Lane $3,175,000 PSIR Linda Ohler 404-6460 32 AQUALANE SHORES 1976 5th Street South $3,950,000 PSIR Vincent Bandelier 450-5976>$6,000,000 33 PORT ROYAL 3999 Rum Row $6,500,000 PSIR Scott Pearson 612282-3000>$11,000,000 34 PORT ROYAL 3045 Fort Charles Drive $11,950,000 PSIR Michael Lawler 571-3939 >$300,0001 PELICAN MARSH CLERMONT 1575 Clermont Drive #202 $335,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Dave/ Ann Renner 7 84-5555 2 PELICAN LANDING COSTA DEL SOL 3444 Marbella Court #404 $379,000 PSIR John Coburn 825-3464 3 WINDSTAR 3640 Haldeman Creek Dr. $399,950.00 Keating Associates Richard T. Dingfelder 239-961-9896 Sunday 12:00 3:00>$400,0004 LEMURIA 7172 Lemuria Circle #1602 From $400,000 PSIR Tom Gasbarro 4044883 Sun 12-4 5 MERCATO THE STRADA 9123 Strada Place From $400,000 PSIR Call 239.594.9400 Mon-Sat 10-8 & Sun 12-8 5A VASARI COUNTRY CLUB ALTESSA 28600 Altessa Way #201 $479,500 PSIR Roxanne Jeske 450-5210>$500,0006 BONITA BAY ESPERIA & TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive From $500,000 PSIR Call 239.495.1105 Mon-Sat 10-5 & Sun 12-5 7 NORTH NAPLES MARINA BAY CLUB 13105 Vanderbilt Drive #410 $599,900 PSIR Suzanne Ring 821-7550 Also Available: #1002 $499,000; #406 $478,500>$600,0008 PELICAN BAY CRESCENT 8410 Abbington Circle #A-35 $639,000 PSIR Beth McNichols 821-3304 9 PELICAN BAY 6001 Pelican Bay Blvd # 1406 $669,000 Coldwell Banker Lisa Tashjian 239-259-7024 Jan 8th 12-2 pm>$700,00010 PELICAN BAY VILLAS AT PELICAN BAY 561 Gulf Park Drive #4 $749,000 PSIR Kathy Morris 777-8654 11 OLDE CYPRESS 7540 Treeline Drive $779,900 PSIR Sandra McCarthy-Meeks 287-7921 12 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE 280 Grande Way From $799,000 PSIR Call 239.594.1700 Mon-Sat 10-5 & Sun 12-5>$800,00013 OLD NAPLES 350 3rd Ave. S $845,000 Keating Associates Peggy Sue Garrity 239-207-1008 Jan. 8th from 1-4 pm. 14 OLD NAPLES 350 3rd Ave. S $845,000 Keating Associates Peggy Sue Garrity 239-207-1008 Jan. 8th from 14 pm. 15 BONITA BAY VISTAS 4751 Bonita Bay Blvd. #2204 $889,000 PSIR Carol Johnson 564-1282 Also Available: #802 $779,000>$900,00016 WYNDEMERE LODGINGS 122 Edgemere Way South $995,000 PSIR Kathryn Hurvitz 290-0228>$1,000,000 2 4 3 5 15 6 10 16 27 13 14 11 5A 7 19 8 9 12 18 1 20 22 23 25 28 24 17 26 29 30 31 32 33 34 21www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB22 REAL ESTATE JANUARY 5-11, 2012
THE GALLERY 239.659.0099 MARCO ISLAND 239.642.2222 THE VILLAGE 239.261.6161 THE PROMENADE 239.948.4000 NORTH NAPLES 239.594.9494 COMMERCIAL 239.947.6800 FIFTH AVENUE 239.434.8770 RENTAL DIVISION 239.262.4242 OLD NAPLES 239.434.2424 DEVELOPER SERVICES 239.434.6373 Sothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each Oce Is Independently Owned And Operated. Equal housing opportunity. PARK SHORE, MOORINGS COQUINA SANDSpremiersothebysrealty.com PARK SHOREHighly desired property, 116 of water frontage, one bridge to Gulf of Mexico. Eligible for private beach access.$1,495,000 | Michael G. Lawler | 571-3939 MOORINGSUpdated 4 BR, 2.5 BA home. Wood oors, mouldings, granite, stainless steel appliances. Cast stone pool deck. Stunning views.$795,000 | Mary Smallwood | 293-0349 PARK SHORE COLONADELovely lake views and the colorful sunset skies from the screened lanai of this spacious 1st oor, 2BR+den/3rd BR.$649,000 | Michael G. Lawler | 571-3939 PARK SHOREWell-appointed classic 4BR/5BA+den estate home with over 100 ft. on Venetian Bay. Oversized dock, close to beach.$5,250,000 | Michael G. Lawler | 571-3939 PARK SHOREOpen vistas of world-famous sunsets from multiple living areas. New construction 4BR/4.5BA + den waterfront home.$3,995,000 | Michael G. Lawler | 571-3939 MOORINGS VISTA ROYALESensational Bay view! Unique 4BR waterfront villa encompasses over 3,900 SF. Private pool, spa & dock, gated enty. $3,200,000 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars | 216-1973 MOORINGSExpansive western views! Updated 4BR/3BA pool home, over 100 ft. on the water & no bridge access to the Gulf.$2,995,000 | Michael G. Lawler | 571-3939 MOORINGSLocated seconds from the Gulf of Mexico with direct access. Commanding views, 100 ft. on the bay, 3BR/3BA + den.$2,695,000 | Michael G. Lawler | 571-3939 PARK SHOREWaterfront living, updated 3BR/3.5+study pool home. Over 6,700SF total area. Direct Gulf access, private dock/lift.$2,695,000 | Michael G. Lawler | 571-3939 PARK SHORESweeping water views, 5BR plus bonus room home includes screened pool/spa, outdoor kitchen, & boat dock.$2,300,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529 COQUINA SANDSTucked into a cove overlooking Hurricane Harbor, this large, wide water, lot is home ready & has quick Gulf access.$2,195,000 | Michael G. Lawler | 571-3939 COQUINA SANDSBuild your dream home on this lakefront .44 acre lot. Close to the Gulf, beach & Downtown Naples. $1,100,000 | Richard/Susie Culp 290-2200 PARK SHORE AREA LAKEVIEW PINES Private park-like setting, walk to shops & restaurants, 2BR/2BA condominium. Wood & tile oors, attached garage.$254,000 | Mimi Straub | 434-2424 PARK SHORE JACARANDA #16 Inviting 2BR, 2BA ready to enjoy. Friendly complex, excellent location. Covered parking, community pool.$198,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529 PARK SHORE HIDDEN LAKE VILLAS #D-38 An attractive 2BR/2BA top oor condominium has S. exposure. Renovated kitchen. Pool, tennis, beach access nearby.$225,000 | Angela R. Allen | 825-8494 PARK SHORE BELAIR CLUB #104 Crisp, clean 2BR/2BA cottage near beach. Completely upgraded throughout. Private beach club membership available.$199,000 | Larry Roorda | 860-2534 PARK SHORE AREA WINTERPORTLovely 1st oor updated 2BR/2BA condominium, screened patio overlooks pool. Private beach membership is included.$199,000 | Gail Wynns | 269-0600 PARK SHOREWaterfront 3 bedroom plus study home with multiple open and screened lanais, heated pool/ spa. Dock with lift.$2,795,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 MOORINGSSpectacular wide open bay views! Sparkling clean 5BR/5.5BA pool home. Smart house electronics/ wiring. Dock w/lift.$3,175,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 PARK SHORE A spectacular 4BR/4.5BA home with nearly 115 on the Bay. Custom oating dock, impressive outdoor area and views!$3,295,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 MOORINGSClassic Mediterranean architecture, 2 stories, 5BR/4BA, study, recreation room & theatre. Tropical area with pool.$2,350,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678 MOORINGSCompletely renovated 3BR/2.5BA on .32 acre S. exposure lot includes granite counters, SS appliances & new baths.$750,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 MOORINGSBeautiful home on an oversized lot with updated cabinets, granite countertops, and appliances. Private back yard.$600,000 | Beth McNichols | 821-3304 MOORINGSCompletely renovated 3BR/2BA home with new kitchen & baths. On an oversized lot with pool & privacy landscaping.$795,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 COQUINA SANDSLarge, lakefront 5BR/4BA plus 2 half bath estate includes a 6-car A/C garage, and upscale kitchen on a .85 acres. $2,095,000 | Richard/Susie Culp | 290-2200 PARK SHORE AREA LUSSO VILLAS 4882 West Blvd. Court #105 A perfectlyproportioned end villa with quality nishes and almost 3,000 sq. ft. under air. Pool, 2-car garage.$789,000 | Craig Jones | 403-4510 COQUINA SANDSFabulous opportunity to build your dream home. Lot size is 113x197x110x195 Close to beaches, shopping & dining.$1,339,500 | Linda Perry/Judy Perry | 261-6161 COQUINA SANDSBeautiful open oor plan home with sunny interiors, oversized pool & lanai overlooking a manicured landscape.$1,149,000 | Virginia Amoroso | 403-4527 OPEN SUN. COQUINA SANDS On a picturesque double lot, this 4BR + den custom built home is perfect for entertaining. Patio with pool & spa.$2,695,000 | Michael G. Lawler | 571-3939 COQUINA SANDS NAPLES CASAMORE 1752 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. A private tropical enclave of 12 detached grand single-family homes each with its own elevator, gated backyard, pool, spa, boat slip with Gulf access & 4-car garage. Steps to exclusive beach access. Obering 6,000 6,400 total sq. ft. Priced from $2,800,000 | Call 963-4242 OPEN DAILY 12-4 PARK SHORE COLONADE239 Colonade Circle Gorgeous upper level villa with soft contemporary air. Ensuite guest room & library/den or3rd BR. Walk to beach. $759,000 Linda Ohler/Marilyn Moir | 649-8026 PARK SHORE VENETIAN ESTATES Wide southern Venetian Bay view. Unique interior design, 3 en suite bedrooms, separate guest house. Courtyard pool. $6,400,000 Michael G. Lawler | 571-3939 INTRODUCING PARK SHOREA boaters dream, spacious 2-story 5BR/6BA+den single-family home on Venetian Bay. Large dock, 2 lifts, pool & spa.$3,995,000 | Michael G. Lawler | 571-3939 COQUINA SANDS NAPLES CASAMORE Directly on the water, The Casa Bella Vita Model boasts spectacular interior design, 6,008 SF total, beach access.$3,995,000 | Call 963-4242 COQUINA SANDS NAPLES CASAMORE Absolutely stunning 4BR/4.5BA model home by Godfrey Designs. Furnished, 6,242 SF total. Beach access, boat slip.$3,795,000 | Call 963-4242 OPEN SUN.
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Crowds in the thousands are expected to attend the 16th annual Downtown Naples New Years Art Fair on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 7-8, along Fifth Avenue South and the monthly Art in the Park festival taking place Saturday only along Park Street. Artists from around the world have been juried into the weekend art fair, whereas Art in the Park exclusively showcases works by NAA member artists. Together, the two shows feature a variety of original paintings, photographs, decorative items, wearables and collectibles. In total, more than 240 artists will be exhibiting in downtown Naples. Hours both days are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. To underscore the energy of the festival, several musicians and performers will provide entertainment beginning at 11 a.m. both days. Headlining is Tim Decker, a performance speed painter known for his celebrity portraits and patriotic paintings completed in under five minutes. The paintings are created live in front of a crowd to music. Others include French cabaret singer Michelet Innocent, guitarist Don Thomas and steel drum player Doug Walker. The NAA is known for its nationally high-ranking art festivals; part of what makes this one stand out is the timing. Traditionally, according to festival director Marianne Megela, the buzz of the New Year fuels the excitement. There is a renewed spirit of optimism and hope (among the artists and the attendees) that comes with the start of a new year, Ms. Megela says. Everyone is happy. This festival allows people an opportunity to SHOPPING AT AN ANTIQUES SHOW IS LIKE WALKING THROUGH A museum where the artifacts are not just kept locked behind glass, you can take them home. From art to jewelry, and from decorative glass to sculpture, buying something historic has many benefits. When you buy at an antiques show, you not only get the advantage of living with a beautiful thing, but you get something that hasnt lost its value and in many cases has gained value, says Judy Allman, who with her husband Stephen has run Allman Promotions antiques shows for more than 30 years. Thats more likely than if you purchase something at a retail store. Ms. Allman has furnished her house with antiques and says she buys a new something old at almost every show. Just ask my husband, she laughs. The Allmans moved to Naples 11 years ago from upstate New York. They started the twice-annual Heres to a happy, artful New YearWhether youre admiring or acquiring, antiques shows can take you back in timeBY ROBIN DEMATTIAFlorida Weekly Correspondent SEE ANTIQUES, C4 SEE ART, C4 COURTESY PHOTOWho Rescued Who, sculpture by Lorri Acott NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2012 BROUGHT TO YOU BY: INSIDEThe High-Rises at Bonita Bay 495-1105 Estuary at Grey Oaks 261-3148 The Strada at Mercato 594-9400 The Village 261-6161 The Gallery 659-0099 Old Naples 434-2424 North Naples 594-9494 The Promenade 948-4000 Fifth Avenue 434-8770 Marco Island 642-2222 Rentals 262-4242 Wine notFriends dont let friends drink white zinfandel. C26 25 years laterLes Miserables returns with new staging, scenery. C15 Rising starsBayshore CAPA presents Naples Music Club Young Artists in concert. C3 25yearslater COURTESY PHOTOA pair of Quimper bagpipe vases with H.B. mark, circa 1925. HistorydisplayonWhen you buy at an antiques show, you not only get the advantage of living with a beautiful thing, but you get something that hasnt lost its value and in many cases has gained value. Judy Allman, who with her husband Stephen has run Allman Promotions antiques shows for more than 30 years Whites Nautical Antiques is featuring this hand-printed and illustrated nautical primer, dated 1774, that offers a glimpse into the life of a 16-year-old boy during Colonial America.COURTESY PHOTOSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________
Remember the Weinergate scandal? Most of us have already moved on. One famous wiener starts to look like another after a while. I said at the height of the drama that men mystify me. I cant imagine why they think a crotch shot should sway us to their cause. I thought theyd do better sending a bouquet. Or perhaps a box of chocolates. But a full frontal photo? It turns out, celebrities arent the only ones e-mailing photos of their private parts. I recently met an artist, a lovely blonde who creates abstract forms in bright reds and vibrant pastels. She spent last summer crossing the United States in an RV, sleeping in hotel parking lots and slipping in for the free breakfast. Now she stays up all night making her paintings and heads to bed in the first light of dawn. Sometimes in the dark hours when shes bored or a painting isnt going right or she thinks of other, happier times, she posts a romance ad on craigslist. In the ad she calls herself a rainbow and says shes shaded in many colors. She writes that shes looking for a man who appreciates art. She says she wants a real connection. Replies arrive from a horde of eager men claiming to be everything she needs. Many of the e-mails include attached photos. Of what? Take a guess. Its disgusting, the painter told me. I didnt need to see any of that. What were those men thinking? Perhaps they thought their genitalia would convince her of their good intentions. Or serve as a stand-in for everything theyre not. Or perhaps they were just boasting. The painter told me this story around the lunch table and another woman there spoke up. She was named after a gemstone Emerald or Ruby or Pearl and her black hair curled around her face. Her eyes were dark and catlike. Oh, that? she said. I know all about that. About what, exactly? About the crotch shots, she said. A friend of hers, a man she had known for years, decided that they should stop being friends and start being lovers. But Ruby or Diamond or Topaz said she liked him as a friend. Only a friend. So he sent her an e-mail with a photo of his naked genitals attached. But heres what Im working with, he said. At the lunch table, all the women laughed. As if that was supposed to convince me, Rhinestone said. Ive heard that every man secretly thinks his penis is perfect. The shape, the size, the color. Im told that men like to believe theirs is just right. So when it comes time to romance a potential mate, what better way to show their value than by sending a photo of their best assets like a resume, sort of.I just wish more men would take the female psyche into consideration. Instead of selling us on their perfect body part, why not seduce us with their personality? After all, thats what most of us are after. Perhaps theyd see that if theyd put down the camera. SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSHeres what Im working with a o r c s s a artisHENDERSONsandydays@floridaweekly.com www.RiverchaseDermatology.com Same week appointments available. SWFLs Most Comprehensive Skin Center Three Fellowship-trained Mohs Surgeons Dermabeam Non-surgical Radiation Therapy Camisa Psoriasis Center CoolsculptingCosmetic and Laser Dermatology Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery Spa Blue MD Medical Spa A Melanoma InitiativeThei on P ass Proud supporter of the Passion Foundation. North Naples 239-596-90751015 Crosspointe Dr.Downtown Naples 239-216-4337261 9th St. S. Marco Island 239-642-3337950 N. Collier Blvd., #303Ft. Myers 239-437-88107331 Gladiolous Dr.Cape Coral 239-443-15001425 Viscaya Pkwy., #102See Spot. See Spot Change. See Riverchase Dermatology. www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2012
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2012 C3 oldenaplesvet349 14th Ave. South Naples, Florida 34102 239.331.3345 www.OldeNaplesVet.com Full Service Boutique Style Veterinary Hospital in the heart of Historic Olde Naples. Anne Lozynski, D.V.M THIRD STREET SOUTHThe Birthplace of Old Naples GLORIOUS FOOD, GREAT SHOPS & GRACEFUL BYWAYSGlamour & Good Times Since the 1930s Young musicians star in upcoming Erich Kunzel Community Concert SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYYoung artists from the Naples Music Club share the spotlight for the next presentation in the Erich Kunzel Community Concert Series coming up at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at Edison State College-Collier Campus. The series is sponsored by Bayshore Cultural and Performing Arts Center, Fifth Third Bank and Susanne Geier. Three winners of the Naples Music Clubs 2011 Young Artists Competition will be featured: Christian Ostolaza, 19, will perform on the marimba. He is a Barron Collier High School graduate and freshman at the University of Central Florida. A winner of the clubs prestigious Turiel Award, he studied with John Evans, principal timpanist with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, and has participated in a symposium at Northwestern University taught by percussionists from the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra and Cleveland Orchestra. Saxophonist Gabriel Wallace, 17, is a member of the Palmetto Ridge High School Jazz Ensemble and Wind Ensemble. He received a Superior with Distinction rating at the state level in solo and ensemble competition and first place in the Naples Music Club 2011 woodwind competition and Southwest Florida Young Artists Awards. He holds the position of first chair alto saxophone in the Collier County AllCounty Band. Cellist Jared Blajian, 16, is a junior at Gulf Coast High School. He won the music clubs Bert G. Phillips Award and is a three-time winner of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestras concerto competition. He is principal cellist with the Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, a member of the Florida Orchestra Association All-State Orchestra and principal cellist with the Collier County All-County Orchestra. In 2009, he performed the Vivaldi Concerto for Violin and Cello with Philadelphia Orchestra violinist Paul Arnold at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia.Also coming upFuture Erich Kunzel Concert Series performances include: February 3, Evening of Dance; March 2, Naples Orchestra and Chorus; April 2, Opera Naples Young Artists; and May 4, the Bach Ensemble Troubadours. All concerts begin at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Edison State College-Collier Campus. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students, and are available at www.bayshorecapa.org or by calling 775-2800. Ostolaza Wallace Blajian
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2012 Old Naples Antiques Show at Saint Ann Catholic School four years ago and designate some of the proceeds to benefit the school. This years dates are Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 7-8 and Feb. 18-19. The Allmans have noticed differences between their Florida shows (in addition to Naples, they presents shows in Venice, Delray Beach, Punta Gorda and St. Petersburg) and the ones they hold in New York and Massachusetts. Florida homes are decorated differently, Ms. Allman says. Here, people tend to buy the high-end decorative items, oriental carpets, lighting and fine art. Furniture made of darker woods tends to sell better up north, she adds. The Old Naples Antiques Show features almost 40 dealers from 12 states and Quebec, and there are 50 on the wait list anxious for someone to drop out, Ms. Allman says. Approximately 75 percent of the dealers have participated previously, she adds. One of this years new vendors is Whites Nautical Antiques from North Yarmouth, Maine, which is bringing a collection of antique models of famous ships along with ship dioramas and related nautical antiquities. Charles Washburne from Pennsylv ania is also new to the show but has clientele in the area who will be familiar with his array of Victorian majolica pottery in all sizes, from tea cups to giant urns. There will also be French furniture for the first time. Quimper pottery, Black Forest carvings, Victorian and estate jewelry, Lalique glass and much more will be also be on display and for sale to admirers and collectors. Its an appealing show just to look at, Ms. Allman says. Give yourself permission to enjoy something beautiful and historic. Youd be surprised at the affordability of many of the items. Here are some tips from Ms. Allman for getting the most from a visit to an antiques show: Arrive when the doors open to enjoy smaller crowds. Devote a couple of hours to experience the whole show. Get a hand stamp so you can return throughout the weekend. Shop with your eyes first by visiting each booth; then go back around to favorites. Dont be intimidated to speak with the dealers; they want to help. Bring a measuring tape. Before you leave, tell a dealer if you are interested in an item. At home, think about what you saw and how it would fit in a space and enhance your home. The Old Naples Antiques Show>> When: Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 7-8 >> Where: The Jubilee Center, Saint Ann Catholic School >> Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. >> Admission: $8 >> Info: Allman Productions, 877-2830 >> Extras: Lunch will be offered by students from the school. Professional glass repair services will be available onsite. ANTIQUESFrom page 1Here are some additional antiques shows coming to the area this season: Antique Clock & Watch ShowSaturday, Feb. 4At the Lee County Public Library, Lakes Regional branch, 1530 Bass Road, South Fort Myers. Sponsored by the Caloosa Chapter of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors. Admission: Free. The Naples Art, Antiques & Jewelry ShowThursday-Sunday, Feb. 9-12At 201 Goodlette Road South. Hosted by the Palm Beach Show Group. Admission: $15 daily or $25 for a four-day pass. The Old Naples Antiques ShowSaturday and Sunday, Feb. 18-19In the Jubilee Center at Saint Ann Catholic School Hosted by Allman Promotions. Admission: $8. The second annual Naples International Art & Antique FairFriday-Tuesday, Feb. 24-28 (preview on Feb. 23)At the Naples International Pavilion, 4835 Immokalee Road. Hosted by International Fine Art Expositions. Admission: One-day pass, $10 in advance, $15 at the door; multi-day pass, $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Antique Auto Show Saturday, March 3At the Naples Depot Museum. Sponsored by the Naples-Marco Island Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America. Requested donation: $5. Leslie Hindman AuctioneersFriday, March 16At 1300 Third St. S., Suite 201. Furniture, decorative arts, fine arts, paintings, works on paper, prints and contemporary art glass. Admission: Free.More antiques and collectibles COURTESY PHOTOAn assortment of Majolica pottery makes for a colorful booth. find that one-of-a-kind gift or something for themselves to brighten their home for the new year. There are about 77 first-time artist participants in the Downtown Naples New Years Fine Art Fair. From Vermont to California, 27 states are represented at the festival, as well as Israel and Canada. Artists are juried into the Downtown Naples New Years Art Fair by a panel of judges through the website Juried Art Services. Credentialed officials from around the country score applicants based on images of their work and their booth displays. ARTFrom page 1 Lila acrylic painting by Neapolitan Oswaldo Ventura, the featured artist for Art in the ParkCOURTESY PHOTOSInset: A ceramic pot by Robert Wessel.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2012 Theater Company By TheatreZone Jan. 5-15 in the G&L Theatre at Community School of Naples. (888) 966-3352 or www.theatrezone-florida.com. See story on page C14. The Gin Game By Kay Francis and Tom Milligan through Jan. 6 at The Norris Center. (800) 838-3006 or www. brownpapertickets.com. 12 Angry Jurors By The Marco Players Jan. 11-29. 1089 N. Collier Blvd. 642-7270 or www.themarcoplayers.com. Moonlight & Magnolias By The Naples Players Jan. 11-Feb. 4 at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org/tickets. Me and My Girl At the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers, through Feb. 11. 278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com. Walt Whitman Written and performed by Will Stutts at 8 p.m. Jan. 6-21 and 2 p.m. Jan. 15 by Theatre Conspiracy at the Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers, 936-3239 or www.theatreonspiracy.org. The God of Carnage By Florida Repertory Theatre, Fort Myers, Jan. 6-22. 332-4488 or www.floridarep.org. The Year of Magical Thinking By Florida Repertory Theatre, Fort Myers, Jan. 11Feb. 4. 332-4488 or www.floridarep.org. Thursday, Jan. 5 Critics Choice Elaine Newton discusses The Paris Wife at 10 a.m. today and Sunday at Hayes Hall at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 5971900 or www.thephil.org. Exhibit Opening The Sultan Gallery hosts an opening reception for Explosions of Color from 5:30-8 p.m. at KVS Interior Design, 3820 Via Del Rey, Bonita Springs. www.kvsinteriordesign.com or 949-6700, ext. 151. Pet Party Sabal Palm Animal Hospital invites pooches and their people to Cupcakes & Pupcakes from 6-7 p.m. Enjoy cupcakes from Simply Cupcakes and pet treats courtesy of Top Dog Kitchen. 417-8338 or www.sabalpalmanimalhospital.com. Mercato Nights Listen to the sounds of Mixed Culture from 6-9 p.m. in the piazza next to Bravo! at Mercato. Free. Bring lawn chairs. 403-2204. Friday, Jan. 6 Circus Act The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus brings the Barnum Bash to Germain Arena today through Sunday. $21-$51. www.Ringling.com.BBQ Fest Ziggy Dicks BBQ Cook-Off and Festival heats up the Collier County Fairgrounds today and Saturday. Enjoy a kids play zone, live music and a backyard barbecue competition. $5. www.naplesbayrotary.org. Music Lecture University of Miami Research Professor of Music Frank Cooper presents A New Style Components in Coaliescence at 2 p.m at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Art Opening An opening reception for Peter Sargents A New Direction exhibit runs from 6-8 p.m. at the Kathleen Bradford Studio/Gallery 4259 Bonita Beach Road. The exhibit runs through Jan. 27. 776-6844. Hyacinth Series Moorings Presbyterian Church presents organist Nathan Laube at 7:30 p.m. No tickets; freewill offering. 261-1487 or www. moorings-presby.org. Saturday, Jan. 7 Garden Jazz Naples Botanical Garden presents The Rick Howard Trio from 2-4 p.m. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Regular admission applies. 6437275 or www.naplesgarden.org. Dionne Downtown The Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers presents Dionne Warwick at 8 p.m. $175. 333-1933 or www.sbdac.com. SWF Symphony The Southwest Florida Symphony and Symphonic Chorale perform at 8 p.m. at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers. 418-1500 or www.swflso.org. Sunday, Jan. 8 Show Time The Music Makers Show Band performs from 2-4 p.m. in the band shell at Cambier Park. 213-3058.Pickin and Grinnin The Acoustic Music Society of Southwest Florida presents Pickn in Paradise from 2-5 p.m. at the Bonita Springs/Estero Elks Lodge on Coconut Road. Performers include Bill Metts and the Bugtussle Ramblers. 2488906 or www.acousticmusicsociety.org.Blues Trio Mudbone performs from 4-6 p.m. at Freedom Park. $5. 438-5682. More Bluegrass The Bluegrass Parlor Band with Cory and Jarrod Walker take the stage at 7 p.m. at The Norris Center. 213-3058. Royal Sounds Pinchas Zukerman conducts the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra beginning at 8 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 5971900 or www.thephil.org. Monday, Jan. 9 Bonita Movie The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents Coco Before Chanel at 7 p.m. at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. $8. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Music Talk University of Miami Research Professor of Music Frank Cooper presents Mastery Developed and Acknowledged: Haydn at 2 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 5971900 or www.thephil.org. Marco Invitational The Marco Island Center for the Arts hosts an invitational exhibit of work by the Maine Fiber Artists from Jan. 9-Feb. 5. An opening reception is set for 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday. 1010 Winterberry Drive. 3944221 or www.marcoislandart.org. Big Band Sounds The Naples Jazz Orchestra performs Count Basie tunes at 7 p.m. in the band shell at Cambier Park. 213-3058. Tuesday, Jan. 10 Art Talk Joan Jacobs presents Monet: The Father of Impressionism at 10 a.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Book Talk Charlotte Brontes Jane Eyre is the topic of discussion at 2 p.m. at Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave. 263-7768 or www.colliergov.net/library.Focus! Six-week adult education classes in Basic Digital Photography (4-6 p.m.) and Canon Digital Camera Basics (6:30-8:30 p.m.) start today at Barron Collier High School. $79. 3771234 or www.collieradulted.com. Modern Dance The Martha Graham Dance Company takes the stage at 8 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org.New Exhibit An opening reception for Off the Wall/On the Wall takes place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Marco Island Center for the Arts. Show runs through Feb. 5. 100 Winterberry Dr.. 394-4221. For the Birds FGCUs Dr. Jerry Jackson presents Woodpeckers in Florida at 7:30 p.m. at the Naples Botanical Garden. 643-7822 or CollierAudubon.org. Wednesday, Jan. 11 Mozart Lecture University of Miami Research Professor of Music Frank Cooper presents Genius Apparent and Achieved: Mozart at 2 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Hollywood Show Hooray for Hollywood starts at 3:30 p.m. at Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave. 2637768 or www.colliergov.net/library. Food & Wine The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents An Affair of the Arts: The Art of Food & Wine from 5-8 p.m. at FineMark Bank. Create artwork while enjoying small plates and wine. $85. 495-8989 or www. artcenterbonita.org. Coming Up Spring Ahead Marissa Collections hosts a Rena Lange Spring Trunk Show Jan. 12-13. 1167 Third St. S. 687-1148 or www. marissacollections.com. Von Liebig Lecture The Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center presents Richard Geary and Designing Your Environment Around Art at 6 p.m. Jan. 12. $10 for NAA members, $15 for others. 262-6517 or www.naplesart.org. Ad Libbing Naples City Improv launches a new series of shows in the banquet room at the English Pub at 8 p.m. Jan. 12. $10. 682-0638 for reservations. Come to the Cabaret The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs hosts Live at the Promenade! Its De-Lyrical starring Carole Fenstermacher, at 7 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. $20 members/ $25 non-members. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Lunch and a Show The Marco Players present From 42nd Street to Hollywood and Vine as part of its Box Lunch Series beginning at noon Jan. 14. $25. 6427270. Fabulous Florida An opening reception for What Makes Florida Tick is set for 6-9 p.m. Jan. 14 at Art Gallery Old Naples2 in Crayton Cove. The exhibit of works by 12 Naples artists will remain on display through Jan. 28. Neapolitan Opry Cluster Pluckin features The Laws, The Bugtussle Ramblers, Scott Ritter & The Bean Pickers, The Crying and Screaming Blues Band and more on Jan. 14 at The Norris Center. 213-3049. Jazz in the Park The Bob Zottola Expandable Jazz Band performs from 2-4 p.m. Jan. 15 at Sugden Regional Park. $5. www.naplesjazzlovers.com. Everglades Art Art-in-the-Glades runs from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. Jan. 21 at McLeod Park in Everglades City. 695-2905 or www. evergladeshistorical.org.Italian Film The Italian Cultural Society presents a screening of Melana beginning at 6:45 p.m. Jan. 17 at The Norris Center. $5. www.italianculturalsociety.com.More Art The 3rd Saturday Art Days run from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 21 at the North Naples Arts Alliance in the Pine Ridge Industrial Park. 821-1061. Mamet Play Gulfshore Playhouse presents David Mamets Race Jan. 27-Feb. 12 at The Norris Center. 261-7529 or www. gulfshoreplayhouse.org.Grill Time The Sunshine State Steak Cook-Off runs from 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Jan. 28 at Ave Maria Town Center. Steak dinners are $15, with proceeds benefiting the Donahue Academy in Ave Maria. 280-2536. Submit calendar listings and highresolution photos to email@example.com. E-mail text, jpegs or Word documents are accepted. No pdfs or photos of flyers. The deadline for calendar submissions is noon Sunday. WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO COURTESY PHOTOSThe 7-Shot Symphony (aka The Kickass Cowboy Show) comes to G&L Theatre at Community School of Naples at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11. The show is produced by the Minneapolis-based theater company Live Action Set, whose executive director, Joanna Harmon, is a Community School graduate. www.liveactionset.org.
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For those of you who havent watched, The X-Factor is a TV singing competition that awards the winner a $5 million recording contract and a soda commercial thatll be broadcast during the Super Bowl. But the judges are looking for much more than someone who can sing; theyre looking for an all-around entertainer, someone who can move and connect with an audience, someone with personality who has that special something, the x-factor. (In my parents time, Clara Bow was called The It Girl, because she had that certain something, that ineffable quality. It.) The show, which has been running for years in the UK, just came to America this season. Its Simon Cowells show. You know him. He was the judge with the crew cut on American Idol who didnt mince words and gave the contestants extremely blunt assessments. The X Factor differs from American Idol in a couple of ways. For one thing, the age qualifications are not as narrow. This inaugural competition saw contestants as young as 13 and as mature as 60. Thats a good thing. (Though Id roll my eyes every time they announced the and Older Group, as if that were actually old. Well, I guess in an industry that worships youth and thinks talent has an age limit, maybe it is.) The four judges would also mentor contestants, which when it came to judging, led to bickering and posturing and insulting performers simply because they were on another judges team. But the winner of the show, 19-year-old Melanie Amaro of Sunrise, Fla., was a huge disappointment. Initially, she made it through a couple of auditions but failed to make the cut for the final 16. Then Mr. Cowell felt hed made a mistake and flew to Florida to ask her to come back. He adjusted the rules for her. The fact that she ultimately won the competition led many to question whether it was fixed from the start. Ms. Amaro has a pretty voice, yes, and she can hit high notes, but theres more to singing than prettiness, or simply hitting the right notes. Every time she sang, I felt something was missing. Her performances never moved me, never touched me. The judges would rhapsodize about her singing, the audience would chant her name, and Id sit there, frowning at the screen, trying to figure out why everyone seemed to be foaming at the mouth about her. Every week, every song, it was the same: a slow ballad or anthem-type song, along the lines of something Mariah Carey or Celine Dion would sing. She didnt make the song her own or give an interesting interpretation of it. It was all very predictable. Other contestants were far more interesting and creative. A 14-year-old girl named Drew auditioned with a slowed-down interpretation of Justin Biebers Baby. I dont care much for the original, but I loved her version. And her cover of Michael Jacksons Billie Jean is something I keep returning to on YouTube. The same for 13-year-old Rachel Crow, whose version of Id Rather Go Blind rivaled Etta Jamess. And Josh Krajcik who was in the final three and actually shouldve won is a true artist, who not only plays guitar and piano and writes songs, but who knows how to put across a song with feeling. I loved everything he did; he gave a gripping performance every time with a voice that was textured and full of passion. I cant wait for all three to release CDs. Singing competitions, Ive come to learn, are less about talent and more about popularity. Ive rarely seen the best person win. And if it turns out that these televised singing competitions are as scripted as reality TV shows are, that the winners are predetermined by the producers, I wont be the least bit surprised. But watching The X-Factor has challenged me to think about quality in performance: Whats good? What determines whats good? What are the characteristics? I think its a combination of heart, vulnerability, creativity, passion and depth. Its letting the music come through you. Its singing the lyrics as if youre living them. Its making people feel something. I watch these shows with hopes of hearing some new talent, but also with a healthy dose of cynicism. I already know the best performer probably wont win. Americas just not smart enough. And I keep remembering my friends adage: Theres no accounting for taste or the lack of it. THEATER REVIEWUnreal reality: Theres no accounting for taste nancySTETSONnstetson@floridaweekly.com Drew Ryniewicz Rachael Crow Josh Krajcik Comedian Tim Walkoe at 239-213-3049 or 3058 Location: 755 8th Ave., S. Naples, Fl. 34102 Tickets $25at the Norris Center in Cambier Park Back by Popular Demand and One Night Only!
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Cash Prizes at ALL Levels Visit the "cutting edge of carving today..." FLORIDA WINTER NATIONAL Wood Art Expo & CompetitionJanuary 21-22, 2012 (9am-4pm) @ Harborside Event Center, Ft. Myers, FL Show Features: Demonstrations Silent Auction Carving Supplies Artists Displays Classes Available Art Display & Sales Quality Competition Class Catalog (prior to start of Expo)Jan. 17-18: 2-day airbrush class by Al Jordan Jan. 16, 17, & 18: 3-day caricature by Pete LeClair(after closing of Expo)Jan. 23-26: 4-day Animal by Roz Daisey Jan. 23-27: 5-day Bird by Al Jordan MORE CLASSES SEE WEBSITEStaying Over a Few Days? Enjoy Low Daily Room Rates @ Crestwood Suites 239-415-8440 www.crestwoodsuites.coBe sure to mention the Woodcarving Expo to get this great Special Rate!Entry Fees:$8.00 one day; $12 two daysFor more info email firstname.lastname@example.org Download-able Discount coupon found @ www.flwoodartexpo.com Red-tailed Hawk 2011 Best of Show Al Jordan www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2012 CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Set aside your usual reluctance to change, and consider reassessing your financial situation so that you can build on its strengths and minimize its weaknesses. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Some recently acquired information helps open up a dark part of the past. Resolve to put what youve learned to good use. Travel plans continue to be favored. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Act on your own keen instincts. Your strong Piscean backbone will support you as someone attempts to pressure you into a decision youre not ready to make. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your batteries should be fully recharged by now, making you more than eager to get back into the swing of things full time. Try to stay focused so that you dont dissipate your energies. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Youre eager to charge straight ahead into your new responsibilities. But youll have to paw the ground a little longer, until a surprise complication is worked out. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Rival factions are pressuring you to take a stand favoring one side or the other. But this isnt the time to play judge. Bow out as gracefully as possible, without committing yourself to any position. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Reassure a longtime, trusted confidante that you appreciate his or her words of advice. But at this time, you need to act on what you perceive to be your own sense of self-interest. LEO (July 23 to August 22) You need to let your warm Leonine heart fire up that new relationship if you hope to see it move from the just friends level to one that will be as romantic as you could hope for. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Theres still time to repair a misunderstanding with an honest explanation and a heartfelt apology. The sooner you do, the sooner you can get on with other matters. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Expect a temporary setback as you progress toward your goal. Use this time to re-examine your plans and see where you might need to make some significant changes. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Some missteps are revealed as the cause of current problems in a personal or professional partnership. Make the necessary adjustments and then move on. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Jupiters influence helps you work through a pesky problem, allowing your naturally jovial attitude to re-emerge stronger than ever. Enjoy your success. BORN THIS WEEK: You embody a love for traditional values combined with an appreciation of whats new and challenging. SEE ANSWERS, C9 SEE ANSWERS, C9011 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. 011 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. PUZZLES HOROSCOPES PUNBLICATIONS By Linda ThistlePlace 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.Sponsored By: Moderate Challenging ExpertPuzzle Difficulty this week: SAVE $10.00on any purchase $50 or more.Must present coupon. Not valid on any other offers or discount. Expires 1/31/12.MORE INFORMATION AT HAPPYFEET.COMDO YOU SUFFER FROM FEET, KNEE, BACK PAIN?Gulf Coast Town Center I-75 exit 128Please call for exact location. Open 7 Days a Week! Sandals, shoes and medical grade orthotics that make you HAPPY starting at $59.99Home of the exclusive KENKOH re exology sandals.
Located just north of Vanderbilt Beach Road on U.S. 41239.254.1 m NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2012 C11 2011 was an overall solid year at the movies. It pushed boundaries, made us laugh, asked questions and, at its best, moved us to tears. Ill start my list of the Top 10 films of 2011 with the most satisfying conclusion to a saga since the Lord of the Rings ended in 2003. 10. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Incredibly entertaining, deeply moving and best of all, worthy of its excessive hype and fanfare. In short, this was the crowning achievement in an epic saga, the rare movie worthy of both critical acclaim and shattering box office records, both of which it accomplished in spades. Available on home video. 9. Insidious Released last spring and forgotten by many, this film had a $1.5 million budget and some of the best pure scares in quite some time. It was also rated PG-13, and was a nice break from the slasher movies and torture porn often considered horror nowadays. At its core, this is a good old-fashioned ghost story that needs to be seen by anyone who likes chills up and down their spine. Available on home video. 8. The Guard Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle play unlikely partners investigating a drug ring in Ireland. The story is standard, but Gleeson is so incorrigibly delightful, racist, smart and cynical that hes a real treat to watch in every scene. His was my favorite performance of the year. Available on home video. 7. Horrible Bosses The funniest movie of the year. The premise follows three day laborers (Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day) as they conspire to kill their three bosses, Throw Momma From The Train-style. All three comedians are on top of their game, and Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston and Colin Farrell are pitch perfect as the odious higher-ups. Available on home video. 6. Drive No movie this year was more unique or stylish. Ryan Gosling stars as a stunt man and criminal getaway driver who gets caught up protecting his neighbor, played by Carey Mulligan. Goslings performance is fearsome and cold, but its director Nicholas Winding Refns camera work, abrupt violence and quirky, almost ironic tone that youll remember most. Available on home video Jan. 31. 5. Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol Intense, exciting, perfectly executed and wow, what a blast. From the opening sequence to the end, the film is a smart adrenaline rush that never lets up and is utterly captivating. Its the best pure action movie of the year. If you can, see it at an IMAX theater right now it spectacular.4. Moneyball Never would anyone expect a story about baseball mathematics to be this interesting, but theres an underdog and human element here that makes the movie a real winner. Kudos also to Brad Pitts strong performance and Jonah Hill for delivering a nice turn as Pitts right-hand man. Available on home video Jan. 10. 3. X-Men: First Class This origin story for the X-Men franchise was done so well that I couldnt wait to see it again immediately after it ended. Some of the great things about it are the questions it asks about humanity, compassion and acceptance. Director Matthew Vaughn brilliantly combines these elements with rousing action and stirring drama. Available on home video. 2. The Artist A French silent film that reminds us what beautiful filmmaking looks like, and of a bygone era in Hollywood. Think Singin in the Rain meets A Star is Born and youll have an idea of the story, but more importantly, youll marvel at how beautifully shot and staged the film is, and how much you really enjoy the silent film characteristics. Many people thought writer/director Michael Hazanavicius was crazy to try to make a silent film and lets face it, he was. But sometimes you have to be a little crazy and daring to be this brilliant. In theaters now. 1. Warrior A heartbreaking drama about estranged brothers (Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton) who are on a collision course to fight for a $5 million grand prize at a mixed martial arts tournament. Nick Nolte plays their father, a recovering alcoholic who tore the family apart years ago and is now trying to make amends. I was enraptured by the pure emotional power of the story and performances to the point where I was rooting not for one of the brothers to win but for everyone to be ok. I did not see a film this year that was more moving or emotionally fulfilling. Available on home video. Honorable mention: Margin Call, My Week With Marilyn, Cedar Rapids, Thor, A Better Life, The Descendants and /50. War Horse (Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, David Thewlis) An English farm boys (Irvine) horse is sold to the cavalry in the early days of World War I; director Steven Spielberg then follows the horses experiences on both sides of the war. The movie is big, beautiful and impressive, but the story is stilted as the horse goes from one segment to the next. Rated PG-13.The Artist (Jean Dujardin, Berenice Bejo, John Goodman) Silent film star George Valentin (Dujardin) faces hard times during the transition to sound in the late 1920s, but the young starlet (Bejo) he helped get started is thriving. If you love movies, watch this. Rated PG-13.We Bought A Zoo (Matt Damon, Scarlet Johansson, Patrick Fugit) A widower (Damon) moves his two kids to the countryside so they can start over by renovating an old zoo. Theres undeniable sweetness and predictability here, but strong family values and a wide variety of animals ultimately make it enjoyable. Rated PG.Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol (Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton) Ethan Hunt (Cruise) and his IMF team must stop a madman (Mikael Nyqvist) from starting nuclear war. The story is standard, but the action set pieces are out-of-this-world good. So good, in fact, that this is the years best action movie. See it in IMAX if you can. Rated PG-13. LATEST FILMSBest of 2011 CAPSULES t e i a u m danHUDAKwww.hudakonhollywood.com
The Areas Largest Retail Orchid & Bromeliad Nursery! Sundance Orchids and Bromeliads Directions: 2 lights south of Gladiolus on 41 turn east on Briarcliff, go 1 miles to a right on S. Pebble Lane. Greenhouses are mile on the left. Lots of new Cattleyas in many sizes! HUGE SELECTION Of Long Blooming Phaleanopsis 1/2 OFF Cattleya BARGAIN TABLE VANDAS on SALE! Bromeliads BUY 5 get 6th FREE! DAILY DRAWING for $50 Gift Certi cate!! 9am-5pm daily! Winter Sales Extravaganza! January 11th 14th thru 4 DAYS ONLY! NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC12 WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2012 Cocktail competition will yield the first Naples Original libationKey West has its Margarita, New Orleans its Hurricane. Kentucky has its Mint Julep, the Caribbean its Rum Punch.New York City has its Manhattan, and Naples is soon to have its Naples Original. The communitys signature cocktail will be selected from among six cocktails created exclusively for Naples by celebrity mixologist David Ortiz, was tapped by Naples Originals, the group of 34 locally owned and operated restaurants, to develop the recipes. The six contenders, all based on artisanal spirits, will be tasted at a Naples Originals Cocktail Party set for 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, at Stoneys Steakhouse in Bayfront Place. The event is open to public for a $10 cover charge, which can be applied toward dinner that evening at Stoneys. Mr. Ortiz will describe each of the cocktails as they are served in 15-minute intervals. Guests will keep score on ballot sheets. At the events culmination, votes will be tallied and the Naples Original cocktail will be revealed. It will be available at many Naples bars and restaurants soon in the New Year. Cocktails carry the flavor of their destination and are often an integral part of the dining experience, says Naples Originals President Lisa Bot. David Ortizs cocktails capture the flavor of Naples. Each has a hint of the tropics, European flair and elegant presentation. The libations are based on artisanal spirits from the American Still Life Collection, a group of small, family-owned, independent distilleries using small-batch techniques that yield a pure, natural flavor. The cocktails also contain fresh, local tropical fruits and vegetables. Mr. Ortiz is president of the United States Bartenders Guild, and works the stick at the Viceroy Hotels Club 50 in Miami when not traveling the country for celebrity events, food festivals and industry competitions. The Naples Originals cocktail party is sponsored by Naples Illustrated magazine, Stoneys Steakhouse and American Still Life Collection. The contending cocktails are dubbed: Basil Lemonade in Naples; the Hummingbird in West Coast Florida; Naples Punch: the Americano Sour in Naples; the Naples Coconut Mojito; and Welcome to Naples. The Naples Original Cocktail Party>> What: Guests vote for their favorite of six cocktails, with the winner being declared the rst Naples Original >> Where: Stoneys Steakhouse, Bayfront >> When: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12 >> Cost: $10, which can be applied to dinner >> Info: www.naplesoriginals.com unmask the power of theatre unmask the power of theatre unmask the power of theatre Each week using different stories, Pre-K STARS will learn how to role play a character using theatre games. Pre-Schoolers will create masks, props and music to bring these stories to life. They will also learn the structure and sequence of a story. Teaching Artist Selma Spies will take your kids on a journey through the magical world of storytelling and theatre.SESSION 1 (Thursdays): FEB 2 MARCH 8 SESSION 2 (Thursdays): APRIl 19 MAY 24 TIME: 3:15-4:15 PM / COST: $125 for one session $100 for each additional sessionStudents Ages 7-13 at all experience levels!These classes will include: Improvisation, Theatre Games and Pantomime Scene and Monologue Study Movement and Memorization Learning new ways to have fun and build confidenceSESSION 3 (Tuesdays): JAN 10 FEB 14 SESSION 4 (Tuesdays): FEB 21 MAR 27 SESSION 5 (Saturdays): APR 10 MAY 15 TIME: 4:30-6:00 pm / COST: $150 for single series $125 for each additional seriesElementary through Middle School (ages 6 14) Learn how to use the three Rs to create props, sets and costumes with instructor Jackie Morelisse, a theatre and visual artist. Bring your gently used plastic, jewelry and clothes to transform them into magical works of art. DATES: MARCH 3 APRIL 14 MAY 19 TIME: 12:30-3 pm / COST: $60 for one session $50 for each additional sessionAll classes held at THE NORRIS CENTER 755 8th Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102 TO REGISTER, CALL GULFSHORE PLAYHOUSE @ 239.261.PLAY (7529)www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org reduce, reuse, recycle reduce, reuse, recycle reduce, reuse, recycle student theatre theatre artists artists residence residence student theatre artists residence in in THE THEATRE EDUCATION PROJECT 2012 afterschool classes 2012 afterschool classes acting technique for the stage acting technique for the stage acting technique for the stage NEW FOR PRE-K!
Historic 3rd Street District275 Broad Avenue S., Naples, FL 34102 Phone (239) 262-4551 Fax (239) 262-4051 Monday thru Saturday 10 to 6pm Sunday 12 to 5pmwww.debruyne neart.com 16x20 Framed Marche aux Fleurs, Madeline $35,000Edouard Leon Cortes (French 1882-1969) is the icon of the famed Paris School painters of the 19th Century. is work is displayed on page 135 in the 1999 book by art expert David Klein titled; Edouard Cortes. Collectors of Cortes painting nd the ower market scenes to be of particular interest and are in great demand. With rich and vibrant color of owers, the image is set in the glow of a luminous sunset background. is painting is o ered in its original frame and in excellent untouched condition. DeBruyne Fine Art has been dealers of Cortes paintings since the early 1990s and currently have 3 additional paintings available. 41x36 Framed Naples Palms $32,500Emile Albert Gruppe (American 1896-1978) is the most important American painter of the 20th Century to live and paint in Naples, Florida. His paintings of Naples Scenes along the Old Naples and Port Royal beaches and our original village grace the walls of todays nest homes. e painting is in excellent original condition and o ered in a high quality, custom made gold leaf frame. If you listen close you can hear the afternoon breezes rustling the beach palms. is painting seeks a prominent position in a prominent Naples home. 29x24 Framed Chicago Newsboys $25,000Adam Emory Albright (Am. 1862-1957) was a ne Paris trained painter best known for his gurative work. e above painting is a classic example of the best of his work and is o ered in its original antique Newcomb-Macklin gold leaf frame. Of interest on the back of the painting the artist/frame maker pl ace a Chicago postage marker dated June 22, 1926. It will always be a mystery to determine just what those two newsboys are pointing at 39 x 49 Framed Morning Serenity $15,000Todd Reifers (American, born 1951) is an emerging artist from Indianapolis, Indiana. Best known for his beautiful landscapes, seascapes and quaint villages, the artist has traveled the world to capture some of the most idyllic images available. is work was painted in Vermont and captures the tranquility of an aging church within a beautiful fall landscape lled with all of natures magni cent splendor and glory. SOLD
Company, by TheatreZone>> When: Jan. 5-15 >> Where: The G&L Theatre at Community School of Naples >> Tickets: $43-$48 >> Info: (888) 966-3352 or www.theatrezoneorida.com. ZERONA LASER SYSTEM is HERE!!!!Body SlimmingNO INJECTIONS NO SURGERY Minimum Loss of 3 Inches & More in 2 WEEKS!North Naples (239) 594-9075 Bonita Springs (239) 498-0473 The Brooks (239) 498-4403www.drlipnik.com Dr. M.J. LipnikBoard Certied DermatologistLipnik Dermatology and Laser Center facebook.com/ KeyWestExpress twitter.com/ KeyWestExpress youtube.com/ TheKeyWestExpress www.keywestexpress.usGetting There & Back is Half the FUN! *Minimum 8 day advance pre-purchase tickets, non-refundable, cannot be combined with any other offers. Excludes weekend fee (Friday, Saturday, Sunday). Offer valid through 1/31/12.Call for more information & reservations! $119 Round Trip* 1-800-KWE-7259 A family-friendly event with local fresh Keys seafood, drinks, marinerelated crafts, youth activities, and live music. FREE ADMISSION! Top chefs and restaurateurs showcase their culinar y creativity and the Keys indigenous cuisine in a tasty schedule of events for food lovers! 7th Annual Florida Keys Seafood Festival Saturday, January 14, 2012 Key West Food & Wine Festival January 26-29th, 2012 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC14 WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2012 Dr. Xiu Qiong Cen A.P. M.D (China)Licensed Acupuncture Physician Over 28 years experience in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. Visit us in our new location at 5683 Naples Boulevard, Naples 239-513-9232 www.acupuncturecenterofnaples.com Start the New Year in good CompanyTheatreZones pr oduction of Company, Stephen Sondheims musical masterpiece about New York marriages, opens Thursday, Jan. 5, at the G&L Theatre at the Community School of Naples. The plot revolves around Robert, a native New Yorker bachelor unable to commit to a steady relationship, let alone marriage, five couples (including one about to get married and one getting divorced) who are his best friends, and his three girlfriends, April (the stewardess), Kathy (the girl whos going to marry someone else) and Marta (the peculiar one). In scene after hilarious scene, the audience is introduced to those good and crazy people as Robert weighs the pros and cons of married life. The original Broadway production was nominated for a record-setting 14 Tony Awards and won six, including Best Musical. The first of seven collaborations between Mr. Sondheim and director/producer Harold Prince, it was a revolutionary musical, substituting relationships for plot, says Mark Danni, TheatreZone artistic director. Together they built a reputation for works that challenged audiences and redefined what a Broadway musical could be. Unlike most book musicals, which follow a clearly delineated plot, Company is composed of a series of vignettes, presented in no particular chronological order and linked by a celebration for Roberts 45th birthday. The clashing sounds and pulsing rhythms of New York City underscore this landmark concept show, considered by many to have inaugurated the modern era of musical theatre. Nothing like previous musical comedy heroes, Robert is utterly ambivalent about love and completely averse to commitment, Mr. Danni says. TheatreZones seventh season continues with Little Women starring Tonyaward winning actress Donna McKechnie (March 8-18, 2012) and concludes with The Boyfriend (May 3-13). Dinner with a View 1901 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, Naples, Florida 34102 | 239.403.2000 Enjoy internationally inspired cuisine traditionally or alfresco, in a casually elegant atmosphere while overlooking stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico.Serving Dinner Nightly from 5:00PM Thursday Happy Hour 5:00PM-6:30PM Purchase 2 Entrees and receive a FREE GUACAMOLEor a FREE CHEESE DIPNot to be combined with any other offer. Exp. 1/26/12The Most Authentic Mexican Food in Town! Lunch, Dinner & Take Out! Pavillion Shopping Center 8971 Tamiami Trail N. Naples, FL 34108239-431-6206Marco Town Center 1069 N. Collier Blvd. Marco Island, FL 34145239-394-6555www.margaritassw .comFollow us on Facebook and Twitter for our daily specialsText Margaritas to 48696 to join our VIP list and receive special o ers and updates
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2012 C15 Les Miz, 25 years laterA classic returns to the boards with new staging and scenery Tickets for Cameron Mackintoshs 25th anniversary production of Les Misrables are on sale now for performances Jan. 24-28 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. The production features new staging and scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. See a video sneak peek at 222.lesmis.com/watch. Based on Mr. Hugos classic novel, Les Misrables is an epic story about survival of the human spirit. The score includes the songs I Dreamed a Dream, On My Own, Stars, Bring Him Home, Empty Chairs at Empty Tables, Master of the The House and many more. J. Mark McVey portrays the fugitive Jean Valjean and is joined by Andrew Varela as Javert, Richard Vida as Thnardier, Shawna Hamic as Madame Thnardier, Betsy Morgan as Fantine, Jeremy Hays as Enjolras, Chasten Harmon as ponine, Max Quinlan as Marius and Jenny Latimer as Cosette. Kylie McVey and Juliana Simone alternate in the role of Little Cosette/Young ponine. Anthony Pierini and Sam Poon alternate in the role of Gavroche. Les Misrables originally opened in London at the Barbican Theatre in October 1985. It transferred to the Palace Theatre that December and in April 2004 moved to the Queens Theatre, where it continues to play to packed houses. When it celebrated its 21st London birthday on Oct. 8, 2006, it became the worlds longest-running musical, surpassing the record previously held by Cats in Londons West End. In New York, Les Misrables originally opened at the Broadway Theatre in March 1987 and transferred to the Imperial Theatre in October 1990, running for 6,680 performances. The U.S. National Tour began in November 1987 and visited more than 150 cities before closing in St. Louis, Missouri, in 2006. Broadway audiences welcomed its return in November 2006, where the show played the Broadhurst Theatre until its final performance on Jan. 6, 2008. To date, Les Misrables remains the third longest-running Broadway production of all time. Les Miserables, the 25th anniversary production>>Where: The Philharmonic Center for the Arts >>When: 8 p.m. Jan. 24-28; 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29; 2 p.m. Jan. 28-29 >>Tickets: $99, extremely limited availability >>Info: 597-1900 or www.thephil.org WATERFRONT GRILLEWINTER SAVINGS www.mwaterfrontgrille.com | 239.263.442141 to Park Shore a the Village on Venetian Bay $25 OFF YOUR GUEST CHECK Valid Monday through Thursday 5 5:30 Expires January 12th, 2012 One offer per table, with the purchase of 2 dinner menu entrees from the dinner menu. Not valid with any other discounts or special others Must present coupon in advance. SOFT LITE JAZZ HAPPY HOUR EVERYDAY YAPPY HOUR EVERY SATURDAY STARTING JANUARY 14TH 945 5th Ave North, Naples (239) 262-3975 www.oldenapleschocolate.com Florida Style Chocolate GiftsChocolates for all occasions Just give us a call or stop in for a visit.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC16 WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2012 The Old Naples Antiques ShowJanuary 7th & 8th, 2012 February 18th & 19th, 2012Sat 9am 4pm ~ Sun 10am 4pmFeaturing Quality Antiques, Art & JewelryGlass Repair AvailableLunch available for purchase by the students of Saint Ann SchoolSaint Ann School542 8th Avenue S, Naples, FLADMISSION IS $8.00 With This Ad Only $7.00Allman Promotions LLC239.877.2830 The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra presents Prokofievs Fifth, the third program in the orchestras Classical Series, at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 5-7. The Concert Prelude begins one hour before each performance. Guest violinist Karen Gomyo and guest cellist Christian Poltra will join the orchestra. Tickets start at $35 for adults and $27 for students. Concert pianist Jodie DeSalvo presents Shopping List! Or Chopin Liszt!, the first program in her piano music series in the Lifelong Learning program, at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9. Tickets to the first in the series are $42. The series, which can be purchased for $160, includes additional performances with Jodie DeSalvo as follows: Feb. 6 Jodie and Glenn, featuring NPO Concertmaster Glenn Basham; Feb. 27 A Tribute to Victor Borge; and March 21 Around the World in 80 Minutes! The Martha Graham Dance Company performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10. Always a fertile ground for experimentation, the company continues to foster the groundbreaking vision of Martha Graham, whose choreography created a new modern dance vocabulary. Tickets start at $69. Jazz guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11. Mr. Pizzarelli was the 2009 recipient of the Ella Fitzgerald Award, joining a select group of past winners including Aretha Franklin, Tony Bennett and Harry Connick Jr. Tickets start at $55. Six classic doo-wop groups The Contours featuring S ylvester Potts, The Vogues with Bill Burkette, The Mystics, Barbara Lewis, Cathy Jean & The Roommates and Blue Suede Orchestra present Ultimate Doo-Wop No. 1 at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12. The Contours, among the earliest Motown groups, made the charts with First I Look at the Purse and Do You Love Me? The Vogues hits include Youre the One and Five OClock World. The Mystics are best known for Hush-A-Bye. Among Barbara Lewis silky hits are Hello Stranger and Baby, Im Yours, and Cathy Jean & The Roommates had a Top 10 hit in 1961 with Please Love Me Forever. Tickets start at $69. The Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra and guest artist Mike Mainieri present the third concert in the seasons All That Jazz series at 6 and 8:30 COMING UP AT THE PHIL Get Your Veuve On!Naples Best Champagne Happy Hour Every Friday, 5 pm until Midnight. Enjoy specially priced delectable fare and libations. $5 Veuve Flutes $5 Select Cocktails and Wine $5 Select Appetizers 475 Seagate Drive, Naples, FL 34103 | (Bar) 239.594.6000 | waldorfastorianaples.com FEATURING: Prices subject to change without notice.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2012 C17 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, in the Daniels Pavilion. Mr. Mainieri is a pioneer of the electric vibraphone. The Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra consists of: Glenn Basham, coordinator and violin and harmonica; Lew Del Gatto, co-bandleader and tenor saxophone; Jerry Stawski, co-bandleader and piano; Mike Harvey, drums; Kevin Mauldin, bass; and Dan Miller, trumpet. Tickets start at $39. The NPO opens a new Pops Series with Music of the Baby Boomers: The Beat Goes On at 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, Jan. 17-20, and at 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21. Six singers will join maestro Jack Everly and the orchestra to turn back the clock to the 1960s, when the Fab Four took the world by storm, the Beach Boys made summer endless and the Supremes put Motown on the map. Tickets start at $40. Legendary talk-show host Larry King appears as part of the Phils Speaker Series at 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22. For more than 25 years, CNNs Larry King Live provided a forum for some of the most topical, intelligent and entertaining talk on television. Prior to Larry King Live, Mr. King hosted a nationally syndicated radio show. Throughout his half century in broadcasting, he has conducted more than 40,000 interviews, from Marlon Brando to Michael Jordan to Mikhail Gorbachev. Tickets start at $79. Grammy Award-winning jazz singer and pianist Diana Krall will perform at 6 and 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30 (her performance on Feb. 12 has been canceled). Tickets start at $119. The Bronx Wanderers bring their harmonies and musicianship to the Daniels Pavilion for performances at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, Jan. 31 and Feb. 1. The ensemble includes Vinny Adinolfi, who worked with Dion, and Jimmy Fracassi, original lead guitarist with the Earls. Tickets start at $45. Miami City Ballet presents Scarlett Premiere at 8 p.m. TuesdayWednesday, Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, led by conductor Gary Sheldon. A dance preview with Miami City Ballet Founding Artistic Director/CEO Edward Villella begins one hour prior to each performance. Naples audiences will be treated to a historic premiere Viscera, the new dance by Liam Scarlett, the Royal Ballets most successful young choreographer. Commissioned by MCB, this work is Mr. Scarletts first dance created for an American company. Tickets start at $69. The Philharmonic Center for the Arts is at 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. For more information or to order tickets, call 597-1900 or visit www.thephil.org. COMING UP AT THE PHIL THE ENGLISH PUBNaples Oldest Authentic British Tavern EST. 1969CHECK OUT OUR NEW WEBSITEwww.naplesenglishpub.comCheck Out Our New Location! By City of Naples Improv at 8:00pm Come Early for Dinner!With Rod Stewart Starring George Orr Neil Diamond Starring Neil Zirconia A Sonatra Evening Book Early! All Tickets Just $10.00 Full Menu Available! Fantastic Comedy A Night of Celtic Magic Starring Fire in the KitchenClassic Irish Dinner Specials & Full Menu Available Reservations a Must! $10.00 Per Person8th Annual Burns Supper Five Course Wine & Whiskey Scottish Dinner, Bag Pipes, Poems & SongsFabulous Food Superb Music SPECIAL EVENTS JANUARY Specialty Nights Tribute Shows
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Decorators want the look. Serious collectors would like to have an authentic ofthe-period antique cabinet to display antique porcelains, but it can be very expensive. They save money by buying a newer cabinet so they can spend money on antique porcelains. A 2011 Neal Auction Co. sale in New Orleans offered a mid-19th-century cabinet in the Renaissance (1460-1600) style made of expensive Circassian walnut with ebony and ivory trim. Todays endangered-species laws have banned the use of most types of ebony and elephant ivory. The cabinet was a good copy, heavy and rectangular. It had a base, columns, moldings, finials, carvings, paneled doors, elaborate decorations and about 15 drawers and four doors. Some experts say cabinets like this were made to resemble imaginary buildings. The cabinet sold for $7,200. A new cabinet similar to this would cost well over $10,000, and a 15th-century piece probably couldnt be found for sale. The collectors rule is: Study the best there is in museums and buy the best you can afford. Q: My hand-painted red-and-gold Limoges plate has two green marks on the back. One is Limoges with a line under it and the word France under the line. The other is a round green mark with Limoges, France on the circumference of the circle and B. & H. across the diameter. What can you tell me about its age and maker? A: The first mark was applied under the glaze by the company in Limoges, France, that manufactured and decorated your plate. So far, researchers have been unable to identify the company that used the mark, or perhaps more than one company used it. The B. & H. mark, applied over the glaze, was used in the early 1900s by Blakeman & Henderson, a French exporting company with a reputation for selling high-quality porcelain. Depending on decoration and condition, Blakeman & Henderson plates sell for $100 to $200. Q: Ive been collecting beer mugs, old beer trays, beer advertising clocks and beer playing cards for my brother for years. All the items are old, and some of the brands KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTINGThe tensions between real and recreated cabinets d c i $ c p T terryKOVELnews@floridaweekly.com Save Shaar Hagai Canaans Please log onto http://canaandogs.info/ to sign the petition and help support our cause. Thank you! The End of the Canaans at Shaar Hagai? Shaar Hagai Kennels is facing a serious legal suit by the Israel Government Lands Authority who intend to evict us and the dogs from the place where we have been living for nearly 42 years. To anyone who is not familiar with the history here, when I immigrated to Israel I chose to live in an isolated and derelict spot, with a few buildings that were built by the British during the mandate years, and were abandoned from the time they left. This was my form of Zionism to breed and preserve the Canaan Dog, the national and natural breed of Israel, and one of the few original breeds still existing in the world, in a place that was also worth preserving We chose to live here, in an isolated place that was in a condition of near total ruin when we moved here, without electricity or phone for 17 years, because it was a place where we could breed dogs, the Canaan Dogs, without bothering anyone. We entered with a contract, and only after a number of years did we discover that the authority that we signed with had no rights over the place. For all the years we have been here, we have attempted to resolve the problem and legalize our position, with now they have decided, after total refusal to even enter into mediation, to evict us. Their only plans are to demolish the place. The Canaan Dog has great importance as one of the last representatives of the natural have disappeared, but here in Israel there are still dogs living in nature and with the Bedouin that can be brought in to strengthen the gene pool. This can not be done anywhere else. Eviction will be a huge and disastrous blow to the breeding and preservation of the Canaan Dog, both here and in the world. I have dedicated all my resources to the breeding of the dogs and their care. My daughter was born here, and my grandchildren have been born here, and the family is united in their love for what we are doing of buying new land and building new kennels. Just the legal costs of trying to defend ourselves is a huge burden. We are turning to our friends and those that are aware of what we have been doing makers. Please support us by signing our petition page http://canaandogs.info/, by sending us a note of support, by passing the word on to anyone who may have some -Myrna ShibolethIn Loving Memory of:Isabeau Cana me Shaar Hagai --See a further explanation of the situation: The Habibi Diaries -http://myrnash.blogspot.com/?spref=fbPlease Sign the Petitionhttp://canaandogs.info/The cultural & historical signi cance of these indigenous dogs is important. Isabeau's wild born father was a gift from the Bedouin. Her mother Timnath Sara & Myrna were featured on a National Geographic special a few years ago. Our girl, Isabeau Cana was funny & would even smile showing her teeth. This breed is very intelligent. We are devastated at the loss of our beloved household family member, loving companion & erce guardian of our person & property. Please help support the cause to save the foundation kennels by visiting the link below and save a piece of history for years to come! Pamela Templeton
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC22 WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2012 illuminum #3 30x40 oil enamels on canvas 2011 Marcus Jansen Artists Rights Society (ARS) New York VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn Courtesy: HW Gallery, NaplesCome Experience the Fragrances of Illuminum Perfume atHW GALLERY 1305 Third Street South Naples FL. 34102 239.263.6640 HW GALLERY 1305 Third Street South Naples FL. 34102 phone: 239.263.6640 Next to Bad Ass Coffee Tennis fashions for Music for MinorsMusic for Minors, a nonprofit organization that provides musical instruments for students in Collier and Lee county schools, holds a luncheon and tennis fashion show on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at The Club at Barefoot Beach. Local tennis players will model fashions provided by Just Tennis. Tickets are $50, and a raffle will help generate more money for the cause. Reservations are required and can be made by e-mailing Becky Kimberly at email@example.com.Go black tie for Make-A-WishThe sixth annual Wishmakers Ball to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation is set for Friday, Jan. 20, at the Hilton Naples with the theme of Black and White. Tickets are $200. For more information, call Lesley Colantonio at 9929474 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.Taste of China for Guadalupe CenterExperience the wonder of China and increase the good fortune of deserving children and their families in Immokalee by attending the Guadalupe Centers A Taste of China on Thursday, Jan. 19, at a private club in Port Royal. In addition to dinner and silent and live auctions, guests will enjoy a performance of a Chinese dragon dance. The evenings lead sponsor is Merrill Lunch Wealth Management. Tickets for $350 per person can be purchased by calling Lisa Morse at 657-7711 or by visiting www.guadalupecenter.org.No need to dress up for the BallThe YMCA of the Palms 2012 Sneaker Ball is set for Saturday, Jan. 21, in the gymnasium at the Greater Naples YMCA Gymnasium. Guests in casual attire will enjoy a meal from Ridgway Bar & Grill and sweets and wines from Tonys Off Third wine and pastry shop, plus entertainment by The Robert Williamson Band and live and silent auctions. For tickets and more information, call 598-5178 or visit www.ymcapalms.org.Night at the Prom at Marco museumThe Marco Island Historical Society invites members and friends to order their corsages and boutonnieres for A Night at the Prom on Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Marco Island Historical Museum. Cocktails and prom pictures will take place on the shell mound, followed by dinner, dancing to the Uptown Express doo-wop band, door prizes and Chris Lombardos live auction in the Rose History Auditorium. Tickets are $75 per person. Call the museum gift shop at 389-6447. SAVE THE DATE Av alon D rL a kewo od Blvd 41 Sugde n R egiona l ParkT a mi a mi Tr i EL o cate d acr o ss from Walgr ee n s i n Su gd en Pa r k Pl a za 4270 Tamiami Trail East Naples (239) 692-9294 WWW.BOSTONS.COM BP International Rights Holdings Inc. 2011 (BPIRH). All Bostons the Gourmet Pizza trademarks are owned by BPIRH and are duly licensed by Boston Pizza Restaurants, LP in the United States. Game Day Headquarters Food & Drink Specials in the Sports Lounge Happy Hour 3-7 Daily Live Music Every Friday & Saturday Night GIFT CERTIFICATES NOW AVAILABLE!
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC24 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2012 SOCIETY Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce volunteers aboard the Marco Island Princess BOB RAYMOND / FLORIDA WEEKLY We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com. 1 2 3 5 4 1 Bill Kaye and Pat Dougall 2 Ruby and Harold Kreager, Lance Johnson, Norma and Myron Johnson, Pat Peters and Lee Muse 3 Nancy Valentine and David Dougan 4 Jack and Rose Andrews 5. All aboard the Marco Island Princess
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C25 Gentle, Caring Dentistry Since 2003 Initial Comprehensive ExamD0150 Full set of X-RaysD0210Healthy Mouth Cleaning D1110$95 regular $338239.261.7291 | www.naplesdentalcenter.com201 8th St South, Suite 106, Naples | Downtown at the Baker Center SOCIETY David Lawrence Center Young Executives hold a Gulf Ball 1 John DOrazio Kristina Schmieding, Felicity Sweet and James Murphy 2 Travis Hayes, Alex Daane, Shanna Short, Kirk Kaiser and Jennifer Sabo 3 Matt Wideman, Paige Jones, Matt Sutton and Lauren Wright 4 Betsy and Tim Moffitt 5. Bryan Kenzie and Allison Durian 6. Tim Nash, Tricia Harlow and AJ KrauseCOURTESY PHOTOS We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com. 1 2 4 3 5 6
ILLUSTRATED MANY THANKS TO OUR OTHER CORPORATE & MEDIA SPONSORSTICKETS STARTING AT JUST $25! Friday, Jan. 20, 7:00pm Sunday, Jan. 22, 3:00pm 2012 Friday, Feb. 24, 7:30pm Sunday, Feb. 26, 3:00pm 2012 Anthony Kearns Faust Gary Simpson Mephistopheles Paul Nadler Conductor Lina Tetriani Marguerite Matthew Trevio Don Giovanni Leroy Lehr Il Commendatore Steffanie Pearce Donna Elvira Amanda Hall Donna AnnaAn aging scholar makes a futures swap with the devil for a chance at eternal youth. But the currency is his soul, and there are no returns. Starring international sensation Anthony Kearns (The Irish Tenors) as Faust, and conducted by The Metropolitan Operas Paul Nadler.Mozarts perfect opera tells the story of the most infamous womanizer of all time. Matthew Trevio debuts in the title role, joined by longtime Metropolitan Opera regular Leroy Lehr and Opera Naples own Steffanie Pearce. Wolfgang Amadeus MozartPerformed in Italian with English surtitlesCharles GounodPerformed in French with English surtitles For tickets: 239.963.9050 www.OperaNaples.org Performing Arts Hall of Gulf Coast High School Immokalee Road Our Seventh Season! www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC26 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2012 VINOFriends dont let friends drink white zinfandelAt one time or another, we all drank wine wed never touch today. Mateus, Blue Nun, Boones Farm or some other sweet, simple fermented juice provided our entry to the world of wine drinking. Unfortunately, there are those among us who have never progressed. I move that we make it a New Years resolution to help them move on to bigger and better wines. White zinfandel, although mercifully past its heyday, remains extremely popular. According to the December edition of Wine Business Monthly, retail sales of white zin for the 12 months ending Aug. 20 totaled $400 million almost double the sales of red zinfandel. Why persuade friends to aim higher? Would you not urge them to try freshly picked, expertly cooked vegetables if all theyd ever had was the canned variety? Treat them to fresh-squeezed orange juice if theyd spent a lifetime drinking reconstituted? Its only logical then to wean them from the cloyingly sweet, flat beverage that is white zin, a wine that came about somewhat by accident. Sutter H ome Winery in Napa developed white zin. It started out as an experiment, said Bob Trinchero, owner of Trinchero Famil y Estates and Sutter Home, in an interview in the June 2011 issue of Restaurant Management. The winery took its free-run juices from the red zinfandel crush and made 220 cases of off-color white in 1972, dubbing it white zinfandel. In 1975, the fermentation of a batch of it inexplicably stopped before all the sugar was fermented out, leaving it very sweet and pink. It became so popular in the tasting room that consumers wanted to buy it by the case. In 1985, Red Lobster restaurants which previously had had simply listed the generic names of wines (cabernet, chardonnay, chablis, etc.) on its menus made Sutter H ome White Zinfandel the first brand name listed on their menus nationwide, according to Bill Barry, Trincheros vice-president of hospitality and food service. Two years later, he adds, it was the most popular premium domestic wine in the country. A lot of people werent drinking wine then. This was soft, fruity and easy to drink, Mr. Barry noted in Restaurant Management. You have to start somewhere. This is a good entry-level wine. The rule of thumb is the more people we can introduce to the wine category, the better. White zinfandel attracted a lot of people into drinking wine. More than two decades later, white zinfandel as a category now sells about 17 million cases a year, and is in decline. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to contribute to that decline by gradually educating the palates of any friends who drink white zin. With patience and gentle instruction, you can expose them to a wider range of wine choices. The goal is to get them to the point that they start ordering something that doesnt make you cringe when youre out at a restaurant together.If you want to stay with pink wines, there are plenty of great choices available.France makes many roses that range from fruity to off-dry. Look for selections from Provence, mostly made from the grenache grape. If you make progress here, you can try moving on to drier selections from the Loire Valley, such as Rose dAnjou, made from mostly cabernet franc grapes. For white wines on the sweeter side, try a riesling or gewurztraminer from Germany. These wines have a higher residual sugar content than their cousins from California or Washington, but better acid balance to remain crisp and fresh tasting. If you have a friend who refuses to put the white zin down, buy him a glass of Riesling or gewrztraminer, or give her a sip of yours to try. The trick is to go slowly, gra dually moving them from the super-sweet zin to something less sweet but with other interesting characteristics. Over time, you are likely to awaken some wineloving souls. Keep in mind, however, that you can only help those who are willing to be helped. Here are a few of my suggestions for starting the process. Weekly wine picks: Chateau du Galoupet 2010 Cru Class Cotes du Provence Ros, $15 Nice aromatic fragrances of fruit and spice, and good berry flavors lead to a soft hint of lime on the finish. Bersano Moscato dAsti 2010, $15 A light, flowery nose followed by flavors of orange pink grapefruit, with a light peach finish. J.&H. Selbach Zeller Schwartze Katz Riesling 2009, $12 Crisp apple and fresh, cool lime flavors, a touch of sweetness finishing with good acidity. Enjoy a refreshing glass of Chateau du Galoupet Ros or Zeller Schwartze Katz. i r T i f f m jimMcCRACKENvino@floridaweekly.com
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 THERES A FLEET OF LOCAL ESTABLISHMENTS that boast about their bounty of fresh fish. A precious few, however, live up to the hype. High up on that list sits Tarpon Bay, the stylish bayfront restaurant at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa. Chief among the qualities that separate it from the rest is its ceviche bar, with eight varieties of seafood marinated in citrus juice combined with a variety of fresh vegetables and seasonings. Tarpon Bay also offers a dozen or more types of oysters on the half shell and an equal number of fish and shellfish, prepared in a multitude of ways and available with several sauces. Although seafood most definitely reigns here, meat lovers can order filet mignon, pork chops or a roasted jerk half chicken if they desire. Back to the ceviche. Samples of each type are appetizingly displayed along with the days assortment of raw oysters in a well-iced case just inside the entrance to the restaurant. Choose one, two, three or a sampler of all eight varieties. Prices range from $4.50 for one to $23 for eight. We opted for all eight, sharing them for an appetizer. We werent sorry. Our server delivered two racks, each holding four glass cones, with about 2 ounces of ceviche in each. It was a colorful display, accompanied by an assortment of flatbreads, plantains and tortilla chips for scooping. We worked our way through the lobster with its mild orangey marinade, tender conch and red bell pepper, grouper with mango, snapper with jalapeno and tuna with sesame sambal and cucumber. My favorites were the Peruvian, a mix of scallops and mahi in a spicy marinade and the shrimp with roasted corn, tequila, coriander, cumin and cayenne. This could be a meal in itself. We also shared a good-looking Caesar salad ($11), served with a slice of dried prosciutto, a well-peppered cookie-shaped crostini and a delicious white anchovy. The romaine was fresh, but the dressing cried out for more garlic, mustard and lemon. Tarpon Bays entree selections are divided between signature items such as the crispy whole snapper and baconwrapped grouper and 10 seafood options available grilled, pan seared, blackened, fried or baked, accompanied by a choice of up to three sauces. Its an appealing mix of chef-driven dishes and selections customers can customize to suit their tastes. We tried the lobster pot ($32) and grilled red snapper ($29). The former contained a split Florida lobster tail, clams, mussels, fingerling potatoes, roasted tomato and corn on the cob in a flavorful seafood broth. Among the add-ons available is homemade seafood sausage ($6), which was tender and possessed the fresh briny flavor of the sea. Served in a black pot, it was an attractive and tasty dish, although the lobster tail was somewhat overcooked and dry, making it hard to remove from the shell. On the plus side, the broth gave it some much-needed moisture. The snapper was tender and flaky, properly grilled and tasty on its own. We both liked the young soy white miso sauce and the slightly sweet ponzu sauce with it. The tropical fruit salsa was very spicy, too powerful for the delicately flavored snapper. An organic vegetable medley broccolini, zucchini, asparagus, roasted tomatoes and yellow peppers was tender-crisp and lightly seasoned, pairing well with the fish. For dessert, we split a flight of housemade ice creams ($10). At our servers suggestion, we tried the kahlua coffee flavor and the peaches and mascarpone cobbler flavor, adding spiced banana to complete the trio. The kahlua coffee had a rich coffee flavor, accented by chocolate-covered espresso beans. The peaches and mascarpone had a lush, creamy consistency with chunks of fresh peach. The spiced banana had more than enough spice, which overwhelmed the banana. Neither my dining companion nor I cared for this one, but we were more than satisfied with the other two varieties. Service had its ups and downs. Our server was pleasant and helpful when he was at the table, but there were long periods when he was out of sight. It was a good 15 minutes between the time he greeted us and when he returned to take our order. The same thing happened after he delivered the dessert menus and when we were finished with dessert and wanted the check. Water glasses went unfilled until just before dessert. And our table, with drips from the ceviche and lobster pot, was never wiped. On the plus side, our wine came properly chilled in sidecars. The server had the kitchen split our salad. Each course was properly timed. As we made our way through the ceviche, he inquired if we might like to revise our entree order and split one entree. (If I hadnt been reviewing, wed likely have done that.) When he learned we didnt like the spiced banana ice cream, he offered to bring us another flavor. (Again, we declined. Theres only so much I can consume, even in the interest of research.) The prolonged absences were due, I believe, to the restaurants system of assigning tables. Instead of establishing stations with several tables in them and a server to handle each cluster, servers are assigned tables throughout the restaurant on a rotating basis. Our server had a table near us and at least two in two other rooms. Ive yet to see this method work well in any establishment. When things get busy, its impossible for the server keep an eye on everyone. Overall, however, this is a lovely restaurant with an inventive menu and eager-to-please staff, all of which makes it a keeper. CUISINEfood & wine CALENDAR Thursday, Jan. 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Whole Foods: The celiac disease support group meets monthly on the first Thursday through April. To join, contact Brooke or Lisa at Naples FLCeliac@ gmail.com; Mercato, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Friday, Jan. 6, 6-8 p .m., Whole F oods: Spend some time on the patio tasting more than 25 wines and listening to live music. Proceeds benefit the Bonita Springs chapter of Shoes That Fit; $10, Mercato, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Saturday, Jan. 7, 11:30 a.m.12:30 p .m., The Good Life of Naples: Learn how to make ribollita, a lush Tuscan soup, and panzanella bread salad, $25, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road; 514-4663. Wednesday, Jan. 11, 5:30-7 p .m., Alexanders: The restaurant teams up with Decanted Wines for a wine tasting paired with appetizers; $10, 4077 Tamiami Trail; 434-1814. Reservations required. Thursday, Jan. 12, 5:307 p .m., Decanted Wines: Learn how to recognize the many aromas in wine using an aroma kit. The evening includes tasting wines with appetizers; $25, 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 434-1814. Reservations required.Farmers markets Wednesday, 1:30-5:30 p.m., S t. Monicas Episcopal Church, 7070 Immokalee Road; 591-4550. Wednesday, 7:30 a.m.1:30 p .m., the Marco Island Farmers Market, Veterans Community Park, Marco Island. Friday, 11 a.m.2 p .m., the Go vernment Complex farmers market, 3335 U.S. 41 E. Saturday, 7:3011:30 a.m., T hir d Street South. Saturday, 7 a.m.-noon, Bonita Springs Lions C lub farm market, The Promenade, 26851 South Bay Drive, Bonita Springs. Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon, S t. P aul s Episcopal Church farm market, 3901 Davis Blvd., Naples. Saturday, 8 a.m.1 p .m., N orth Naples Green Market at the Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt, off Airport Pulling and Vanderbilt Beach roads. Sunday, 8 a.m.-noon, F r eedom P ark farmers market, 151 Golden Gate Parkway. Send items to email@example.com. If you go Tarpon Bay>> Hours: Open 5:30-10 p.m. daily. >> Reservations: Accepted >> Credit cards: Accepted >> Price range: Appetizers, $4.50-$13; entrees, $22-$41 >> Beverages: Full bar >> Seating: Indoors and outdoors >> Specialties of the house: Ceviche, oysters on the half shell, lobster corn bisque, lobster mac and cheese, crispy whole snapper, panseared diver scallops, roasted jerk half chicken, lobster pot >> Volume: Moderate to high >> Parking: Free hotel lot >> Website: www.coconutpoint.hyatt.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa, 5001Coconut Road, Bonita Springs; 390-4295SuperbNoteworthyGoodFairPoor Tarpon Bay has a winning way with fresh seafood karenFELDMAN firstname.lastname@example.org KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYThe raw bar at the restaurants entrance showcases the various types of ceviche as well as oysters and seafood specials of the day. Tarpon Bays lobster pot contains a Florida lobster tail, clams, mussels, potatoes, tomatoes and corn in a seafood broth. Ceviche is a house specialty at Tarpon Bay. These are the eight varieties available. Top row, from left: salmon, Peruvian, shrimp and lobster. Bottom: tuna, grouper, snapper and conch.
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