Holiday sales bolster optimism redrawing redrawing lines theAs the last remembered bits of confetti from some New Years bashes still drifted down last week, Marios Meat Market & Deli was still crunching its final sales figures through the holiday season. But Vince Pica said it was clear to him that both in the bustling market and online it had been the delis best mid-Novemberthrough-New Years Day out of the last three. To tell you the truth, this holiday season was actually better than what we expected we were surprised, said Mr. Pica, one of the sons of the founder of this family-owned Italian deli in south Fort Myers. Another strong point this holiday season, he added, was Marios off-premise catering. And the pricier cuts of meat, say, filet mignon, were selling at a brisker pace. People were getting together again, they were having parties, he said, his voice full of optimism and traces of an old-world lilt that seemed to carry in its consonants images of marinated olives and spicy sausage. I think a lot of it has to do with the economy. People can only stay in the nutshell so long. They said, enough is enough. This is the time to enjoy family and good food, the things that matter. Thats a perception shared by Tony Backos, owner of the Old 41 Restaurant IF YOU LIKE AN UNPREDICTABLE parade or a band that marches to the beat of a different drummer, youre in luck. The 160 legislators of Floridas Senate (40 members) and House of Representatives (120 members) including 14 who represent together the 1.15 million residents of Southwest Florida march into Tallahassee this week for at least 60 drum-banging days of politics notas-usual. When they emerge on the other end of the session and of the year itself, politics in Florida will have a new face and a new shape. For one thing, the law requires legislators to redesign voting districts every decade, adding new districts when a growing population requires them. That will happen by summer not only in the U.S. House, where 25 districts will become 27 to giveBY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ oridaweekly.com SEE SALES, A22 SEE LINES, A8 REDISTRICTING AND OTHER LEGISLATIVE PUZZLESBY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ oridaweekly.com FLORIDAREDISTRICTING.ORGAn Aug. 31 hearing in Naples. F FLO FLO LO O FL LO RID RID RID RID RID D ARE ARE ARE ARE AR ARE ARE RE R DIS DIS DIS DIS DIS DIS S TRI TRI TR T TRI T TR TR CTI CT CT TI T I NG NG NG G G NG ORG ORG O ORG ORG ORG O OR ERIC RADDATZ / FLORIDA WEEKLY ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 PROFILE IN PARADISE A6 NONPROFIT NEWS A26 HEALTHY LIVING A32 NETWORKING B8-9 REAL ESTATE B11 BOOK REVIEW C12 CUISINE C35 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE www.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. IV, No. 14 FREE WEEK OF JANUARY 12-18, 2012 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes App Store. They did!A serviceman and his bride say I do at a dream wedding made possible by others. A25 Take me homeThese are just a few of the pets awaiting adoption at Humane Society Naples. A34 Hello my name isThe art and agony of business networking. B1 A big thank youWeekend celebration pays tribute To Myra Janco Daniels. C1 ce e p a y tri bu To J a D a C
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Call me a miserable muckraking SOB, a commie pinko, or even, if you have to, a Generation Xer or Yer or Zer. Im not any of those things, but you can call me that. Just dont call me a conservative. The fact of the matter is, Im an unrepentant, uninhibited, unaltered and frequently unintelligible liberal. Dyed in the wool. A lefty. A knock-kneed, flower-waving, openminded pissant, as my football coach and my drill instructors used to say. Ive never been sure what a pissant is, or a conservative either, really but it cant be good. When some thin-lipped, square-jawed, crew-cut block of Chromosome Y calls you a pissant at the top of his lungs from a point six inches north of your nostrils, you feel bad. Even your gas-operated, air-cooled, lightweight, hand-held, shoulder-fired M-16 rifle that fires a 5.56 mm round at 3,100 feetper-second a creature not known for sensitive feelings probably feels bad. But when an intelligent liberal calls you a conservative, thats even worse. It probably violates the Geneva Convention. Its a form of torture, in my book. The thoughtful letter suggested first, that we should solve the problem of illegal immigrants with better laws to control immigration and a policy of amnesty for those already here; and second, that I should stick to writing about dogs (a previous column) and not politics. Both solid suggestions. The letter also forced me to think about those two work-horse terms: Conservative and Liberal. Conservative comes from the Latin conservare (conservo, conservare, conservati, conservatium): To maintain existing views, marked by moderation or caution (and) traditional norms of taste, elegance, style or manners. Could that define me or you? If by those traditional norms you mean racism, sexism, religious intolerance, greed, self-righteous profiteering, and intolerance, then no. I could not be those things. But if by conservative you mean the willingness to live with others who hold different opinions (thats a traditional American norm), or the willingness to defend our universal rights to freedom of speech, religion, lifestyle or equal treatment with arms, or the unrelenting determination to make our own way and help those who cant (remember the traditional parable of the good Samaritan?), then yes. I hope Im a conservative, difficult as that is to admit. Oddly enough, all of those terms describe traditional norms or values, both good and bad. So the question becomes not, Are you a conservative? but What kind of conservative are you? Which brings us to liberal. The word springs from the Latin, liberalis, defined as freedom, or befitting the free. Could we be defined as liberals as people in favor of freedom, and things befitting the free, such as free speech, worship uncensored by government and equal opportunity? Well, of course. You and I arent interested in the freedom to abuse anybody we please anytime, or the freedom to compel our divine right to the exclusion of everybody elses, are we? Maybe I am, I admit. But I know you arent. Which proves that whoever you are, youre a got-danged liberal, too, just like me. And here all this time youve been telling your friends and family youre a conservative. But come to find out, youre aaa.a GD liberal. And here I come to find out that Im aaa GD conservative. If theres a closet close by, maybe we should hide in it. On second thought, lets not. The people who traditionally hide in closets might be hiding in there as we speak. It could get ugly. Nowadays, of course, the words conservative and liberal have slipped their halters and gotten out in the big pasture. Conservative, loosely applied, means a Republican. And liberal, just as loosely applied, means a Democrat. At best its sloppy. Is a conservative supposed to be against all government programs and social regulation, for big capitalism and unrestrained markets, against the little guy or gal and for big weapons and armies in a hostile world? I know some conservatives who refuse to be pigeon-holed like that. And is a liberal supposed to be for all government programs and social regulation, against unrestrained markets, for the little guy and gal and against big weapons and armies, whether the world is hostile or not? I know some liberals who refuse to be pigeon-holed, too. Just so you know, a conservative is not supposed to like preserved wetlands, a clean environment and fair wages for workers if they get in the way of the American greenback and its prolific multiplication, along with flag waving. A liberal is not supposed to like a successful corporation, a strong army, fiscal discipline and a competitive market if they get in the way of kissing and hugging, along with flower waving. Conservatives are not supposed to like liberals, either, and vice versa. But you know what? Some of the finest human beings and most faithful friends Ive ever known are GD conservatives, surprising as that is. And I hope some of them (perhaps the more foolish) could say that about a GD liberal like me. What I conclude from all this is that dogs are probably far ahead of human beings they dont worry about whos liberal or conservative. And my correspondent is probably far ahead of me. Which is why I should probably stick to writing about dogs. (Note: A version of this column first ran in Florida Weekly in 2010.) COMMENTARY Whensomeoneofgoodwillwroteto s c v o w rogerWILLIAMS email@example.com
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No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.325.1960 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 GUEST OPINIONWith more help from more people, Habitat for Humanity could help more people BY BARBARA SILLImagine what its like to live in an area where your children are fearful to walk to the bus stop by themselves, and where you as a parent are fearful to let them play outdoors. The windows in your home must be covered at all times, not just for privacy but also for safety. Your children have to share a bed, while you and your spouse share a twin bed in the same room. Your teenage daughter wakes up one morning only to find that a snake has shed its skin at the foot of her bed. These are all true stories that local families have struggled with prior to building and purchasing their Habitat for Humanity homes. Their experiences reflect the horrendous conditions that too many families are living in due to lack of decent affordable housing in Collier County. With a hand up, not a hand out, Habitat for Humanity is seeking to change these lives for the better. Empowering families to become homeowners, Habitat for Humanity requires applicants to meet numerous requirements in order to purchase a home through Habitat. They must be legal residents with no criminal background, gainfully employed, provide a $1,000 down payment and give 500 sweat equity hours to help build or renovate their home. Habitat then sells the home with a no-interest loan, The default rate in Naples is nearly zero. Why? Because the Habitat for Humanity of Collier County staff and volunteers do such a good job of staying connected to the families, mentoring them, teaching them English and providing help through hard times. We receive 1,000 applications each year for the 100 homes our organization is able to build. With more help from the community, we could address even more of the need. As the chair of the upcoming Tool Belts & Shopping Bags event, I hope many in our community will participate in this benefit for Habitat. Please join us for happy hour and shopping from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19. The event is sponsored by and will take place at Waterside Shops and Nordstrom. Other generous sponsors include Brio Tuscan Grille, Decanted Wine & Beer, Sunshine Ace Hardware, Norman Love Confections and Naples Illustrated. Its open to the public, and tickets are $100 per person. All proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity of Collier County, helping to fund the land and materials required to build affordable homes for deserving local families. To purchase tickets, call Kara Kouloheras at 7750036. Barbara Sill is a volunteer board member for Habitat for Humanity of Collier County. COURTESY PHOTOBarbara Sill is surrounded by the Roasas family at their Habitat for Humanity home that was built in memory of Mrs. Sills husband, Michael Sill.Republicans divided, citizens unitedThe Republican caucuses in Iowa, with its cliffhanger ending, confirmed two key political points and left a third virtually ignored. First, the Republicans are not enthusiastic about any of their candidates. Second, we have entered a new era in political campaigning in the United States post-Citizens United, the U.S. Supreme Court decision that unleashed a torrent of unreported corporate money into our electoral process. And third, because President Barack Obama is running in this primary season unchallenged, scant attention has been paid to the growing discontent among the very people who put him in office in 2008. As a result, the 2012 presidential election promises to be long, contentious, extremely expensive and perhaps more negative than any in history. Mitt Romney technically prevailed in the Iowa caucuses, squeaking out an eight-vote margin over late-surging Rick Santorum. Libertarian Ron Paul garnered an impressive 21 percent of the vote in the crowded field. Note that the Republican Party does not allow a recount of the handwritten, hand-counted ballots, and that the final Romney edge was first reported on right-wing Fox News Channel by none other than its paid commentator Karl R ove, the architect of George W. Bushs two controversial presidential election wins. So, the prevailing wisdom is that while Willard Mitt Romney retains the veneer of electability, he cannot convince more than 25 percent of Republicans to vote for him. Santorums surge was a latebreaking coalescence of the anti-Romney vote, boosted by massive voter flight from Newt Gingrich that was inspired by a withering campaign of anti-Gingrich attack ads attributed to Romney. While Romneys Iowa operation maintained a positive campaign strategy, a super PAC that supported him went on the offensive. Restore Our Future, according to NBCs Michael Isikoff, spent $2.8 million in ads in Iowa, more than twice the amount spent by the Romney campaign itself, all attacking Gingrich. The super PAC is not limited in how much corporate or individual money it can take in, and does not have to disclose the identity of its donors. While super PACs are prevented by law from coordinating with campaigns, three of the founders of the pro-Romney Restore Our Future were campaign staffers on Romneys failed 2008 presidential bid: Carl Forti, Charlie Spies and Larry McCarthy. The Iowa caucuses can be seen as the first instance in a presidential electoral race waged after the January 2010 U.S. Supreme Courts landmark Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling. As summarized by the SCOTUSblog, the split court decided that political spending is a form of protected speech under the First Amendment, and the government may not keep corporations or unions from spending money to support or denounce individual candidates in elections. Election seasons are usually a boon for local TV stations, which sell airtime over the public airwaves. Iowa broadcasters were reporting a less-thanprojected windfall, however, due to the record number of candidate debates, in which the candidates got to present themselves to the public, in essence, for free. The last-minute onslaught of negative ads brought station revenues back up. Dale Woods, general manager of WHO TV in Des Moines, told Broadcasting & Cable magazine: Its normally never negative here, but thats one dynamic Ive seen change with the PAC money involved. The candidate buys are positive, but the PAC money is negative. I think thats a dynamic youll see all over the country. The advertising industry is watching campaign spending closely, predicting up to $4 billion in spending across all the campaigns, including those for president, Senate, House and governorships. But theres hope. People are fighting back against this flood of secret money infecting U.S. elections. State legislators in California are calling for a constitutional amendment overturning Citizens United. The New York City Council is voting on a similar measure, following Los Angeles, Oakland, Calif., Albany, N.Y., and Boulder, Colo. Last week, Montanas Supreme Court restored a 100-year-old ban on corporate spending directed at political campaigns or candidates. Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig is calling for a constitutional convention. As defined in the U.S. Constitution, 34 state legislatures would need to call for a convention, which could allow an amendment banning corporate money from elections. Lessig, a favorite of progressives, is recruiting the right-wing tea party to help. He told me, People can call for a convention for any purpose ... the only option we have for intervening to fix this corrupted system is the only option the framers gave us, which is outsiders organizing to fix the problem in Washington. 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. v f a a m e amyGOODMANSpecial to Florida Weekly
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 12-18, 2012 Kristen Coury, producing artistic director of Gulfshore Playhouse, combines great talent and skill with a healthy passion for excellence in every endeavor. Not only has she been a guest on my show many times, shes an outstanding stand-in as host in my absence. I met Kristen seven years ago. When the daily paper featured her as founder of a fledgling professional theater, I contacted her and asked her to join me on my show to discuss the project. I mentioned that I had served on the board of the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston, and she asked me to get involved as a board member of Gulfshore Playhouse. Having recently retired, I was enjoying my newfound freedom and had no interest in taking on new responsibilities. Nevertheless, Kristen persisted, and I agreed to attend a board meeting; I joined the board, and have gratefully served since 2005.What attracted me to the project was Kristens talent, character and commitment. She had majored in theater in college and had a rich stage background in London and New York. Starting a new business, especially a nonprofit, professional regional theater, is no easy task. But I believed Kristen had what it would take to lead us and make it work. Gulfshore Playhouse offers a variety of thought-provoking and entertaining productions, from the classics and Broadway hits to cutting-edge works. Presented exclusively at The Norris Center, each production is created in-house using a team of professional designers and technicians as well as Equity actors whose credits include Broadway and national television. In the beginning, Gulfshore Playhouse had no theater space and no prospects. After producing plays in small venues in Fort Myers and at Florida Gulf Coast University, Kristen worked with the leadership in Naples city government to produce plays at The Norris Center. The city has made this community center a comfortable and functional venue for Gulfshore Playhouses productions for the past four years. For 2012-13, the companys number of productions will go up from this years four shows to six. The Gulfshore Playhouse Theatre Education Project continues to serve in the community as well. In addition to after-school programs, and summer intensives for students of all ages, the crown jewel of the program is ART SMART, an in-school residency that makes learning fun using the tools created by the lively art of theater.Kristen Coury and Gulfshore Playhouse have changed the cultural landscape of the Paradise Coast and will make an impact for generations 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. PROFILES IN PARADISEEmbracing her role on the communitys stage Something thats been on your mind: Finalizing the 2012-13 season for Gulfshore Playhouse. What your father was always right about: When someone tells you you cant do it, send them a thank-you note, because its one more person out of your way. Pet peeve: When people say theyll do something and they dont. Something people would be surprised to nd out about you: Im also a tness instructor. I teach Nia, a fun cardio workout at Beyond Motion. High school job: Selling shoes at Thom McAn. What the Paradise Coast really needs: Less traf c! What I miss about the Paradise Coast when Im away: The weather. Talking points with Kristen Coury K a h K l bobHARDEN e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org FALL FUEL SALE $3.79 PER GALLON90 OCTANE NONETHANOAL FUEL Naples Harbour, 475 North Road, Naples, FL 34104To come by boat, go under the bridge at Tin City past Bayfront, 7 minutes and we will be on the right. Home of Jacks River Bar. Join the Club!
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 12-18, 2012 Florida two more House seats in Washington, but in state government, where new districts will be made permanent. Those will define elected representation in Florida until 2022. For another thing, many legislators are facing the end of their terms. Some will be running for re-election. Others are terming out this year after serving the maximum time allowed by Florida law (eight years), so they may decide to run for another office. Thus, the face of Southwest Floridas delegation will change significantly by years end. New young talent will be good for Southwest Florida, says Rep. Gary Aubuchon, an influential House Republican from Cape Coral. But the eightyear term limit is probably too short it takes half that time just to figure out how things work in Tallahassee. Twelve years would be better. Rep. Aubuchon is terming out as the District 74 representative of parts of Charlotte and Lee Counties to enter the crowded race for the U.S. House seat now held by Rep. Connie Mack IV, who has announced his own candidacy as a Republican for the U.S. Senate. But not until he completes the demanding work of the new session, he insists. Among the potential competitors for Rep. Macks seat in Washington is District 72 Rep. Paige Kreegel, also terming out of the Florida House in 2012 after eight years representing DeSoto and parts of Charlotte and Lee counties. Both men will face off against each other and a handful of additional candidates in an August 14 Republican primary.Creating fair districts Pinning down a Fair Districts map of distinct constituencies will make up the most puzzling work of the new session, legislators say. This isnt the kind of puzzle produced by game-board puzzle designers. In effect, legislators have to complete a huge peninsula-shaped map of more than 160 pieces (the current number of districts plus new ones to accommodate new Sunshine-state residents). But in this exercise, the pieces have to be reshaped and fit as they go. The new map is a legal requirement based in part on population. In 2000, the U.S. Census counted about 16 million Floridians, but by 2010 the figure had jumped to 18.8 million, almost 3 million more. Floridas legislators have to find a way to represent all those people fairly and equally. To complicate matters, Florida law now requires that districts be more compact and roughly equal in population. Also, legislators must preserve minority voting blocks where possible, creating what some call majorityminority districts districts in which the majority of voters are defined as racial minorities. To get on top of the job, the first thing legislators did in recent weeks and months was travel the state to seek the sometimes-contentious opinions of residents. As the new session begins, that part of the job is over. Rep. Jeanette Nuez, a District 112 Republican representing not only parts of Broward and Miami-Dade but Collier Counties, sits on a subcommittee charged with shaping the new districts map. She suggests why this has become complicated even in Southwest Florida. Some people (in Collier and Lee) take umbrage at the fact that they have to have representation on both the federal and state level from the east coast. The legislature had nothing to do with that. Collier is a county covered under more stringent (legal) requirements because of past discriminatory practices. So there will be a seat that spans the coasts. Will that coast-spanning seat be hers? I will be running for re-election, she replies, but I have no idea yet what my district will look like.Balancing the budgetLegislators are also required by law to balance the budget and this year they have to do it in the face of what could be more than a $1 billion deficit. That means a line-by-line analysis of what can be cut. Surprisingly, theres still plenty of fat even after the recession-era budgets undertaken by legislators in the past, says Rep. Kreegel especially in such outmoded and inflated programs as mosquito and hyacinth control. I think its time to ask ourselves have these things outgrown their usefulness and are they overgrown bureaucracies? It borders on absurdity when you have a taxing district with five elected board members to oversee one station. In a state hard-pressed for money that supports 3,000 separate taxing districts, he says, thats too much bureaucracy. Cutting some of it would make it easier to balance the budget and with no new taxes or fees, either. Its going to get done, but a lot of people arent going to like it, Rep. Kreegel acknowledges. Im a big believer in common sensebased budgeting, says Rep. Denise Grimsley, who chairs the House Appropriations Committee. Her Dist. 77 includes parts of Collier and Highlands, along with Glades and Hendry Counties. That means spending only what you take in, she explains. If we do that, Ill be more than satisfied. That attitude might make it tough on some of her fellow Republicans traditionally known for employing the budget axe almost the way they employ a toothbrush on a daily basis. Perhaps theyre looking a little soft this year. The governor (Rick Scott) wants to give more money to education, which I support if we can find the funds, says Rep. Ken Roberson, a District 71 Republican representing parts of Lee, Charlotte and Sarasota counties. Gov. Scott also wants to give more $40 million is his proposal this year, up $23 million from his proposed $17 million last year to help preserve the Everglades. Its a challenge, admits Rep. Roberson, who has supported Gov. Scotts mandates and suggestions right down the line, at least until now. It will be a challenge given the projected shortfall in revenue that could be well over $1 billion, adds Rep. Grimsley. Theres no bacon to bring home, concludes Rep. Roberson.Casino resortsBut according to many lobbyists who have crowded Tallahassee in recent weeks, theres plenty of bacon to be had high on a different hog: the casinoresort hog. Legislators in the new session are facing a lobbyist-powered debate over a bill that would allow three multibillion-dollar casino resorts to open off Indian lands in Broward and MiamiDade counties (see All Bets Are On, Florida Weekly, Nov. 16). Passage of the bill would create fair gambling since others besides Indians could live high on that hog creating tens of thousands of jobs and huge infusions of cash into South Florida, and by extension into the state, according to the bills sponsors, Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff of Fort Lauderdale and Miamis Rep. Erik Fresen. In its current form, the bill would establish a seven-member regulatory body for all Florida gambling, and it would make life a lot harder for parimutuel businesses that offer betting on dogs, horses and jai alai, analysts say. The new operators (now moving in from Las Vegas and Malaysia by buying east-coast property) would have to invest at least $2 billion in each resort but they would pay taxes only at a rate of 10 percent, while established gaming businesses in Florida would continue to pay at about 35 percent. Not only that, but the bill would make it difficult for other casino-resort destinations to open in other counties, including one proposed for central Lee County, many legislators point out. Members of the Southwest Florida delegation oppose the bill for a variety of reasons. If were looking for ways to improve our economy and create jobs, more casino gambling hardly seems like a sensible solution. The proposals are morphing daily, but Im not sure that there is any form that would get my vote, says Rep. Grimsley. If I were the Seminoles and that bill passes, I dont think Id have any incentive to pay $250 million a year (in taxes). So I wouldnt, says Rep. Matt Caldwell of District 73 (Lee County). The tribe agreed to pay roughly that much tax to the state the amount is variable by year for exclusive rights to the full range of casino-resort gambling. Since the proposed east-coast casino resorts would not be up and fully running until about 2016, if the Seminoles stopped paying because the state ends their exclusivity agreement this year, the state could lose a billion dollars in four years, he adds. There are other reasons for dispute, too. I cant see giving an economic benefit just to a few hundred Indians, but the bill as filed would just give away the benefits to some enterprises in Broward and Miami, says Rep. Kreegel. So I guess Miami is special but how? I think were special over here. We need to have options for other counties to do the same thing, without such formidable hurdles that it can never be done. Thats why it will be much more difficult to pass an expansion of gambling in Florida then it will be to defeat the proposal, suggests Sen. Garrett Richter, whose District 37 includes parts of Collier and Lee Counties. For starters, the taxing rate needs to be fair to all (and) currently it is not. Which means little could change by the end of the session unless a lot changes in the bill and even that might not be enough. I remain opposed to expanding gambling to areas in the state where it does not already exist, says Rep. Aubuchon. In the places where it exists today, on the Indian reservations or in parimutuel venues, theres a real nexus for it. But to let it out of those constraints is to lose your chance to constrain it at all. The risk is that eventually Florida could become a state where gambling is everything. And thats a very different state.PIP, oral chemo and moreOther tunes the band might strike up in the coming session include ending fraud in the no-fault, personal-injury insurance business, limiting phoning and texting while driving, and making oral chemotherapy taken by pill at home affordable. In the car insurance business, according to Sen. Richter, lawyers are making huge sums and running up prices for consumers with irresponsible or fraudulent lawsuits spun from the nofault insurance laws requiring personalinjury protection. He has vowed to try to stop the abuse. Limiting cell-phone use while driving, meanwhile a habit that (like drunk driving) has demonstrably led to personal injury or death on the roads is a bill proposed by Sen. Nancy Detert, a District 23 Republican representing parts of Charlotte, Manatee and Sarasota counties. She proposed the same thing last year, but it failed to reach the floor for consideration by the full Senate or House a danger to this bill and most others in this session, as well.LINESFrom page 1 Southwest Florida Delegation Who they are and where you can reach them (Note: e-mails for each representative include rst name.last email@example.com. Reps. Caldwell and Roberson use abbreviated rst names Matt and Ken. For example: Gary.Aubuchon@myoridahouse. gov) STATE REPRESENTATIVES: Gary Aubuchon, R, 74, parts of Lee, Charlotte. Suite 305, 3501 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral, FL 33904. Tel: 344-4900. Matthew H. Matt Caldwell, R, 73, part of Lee. Suite 208, 2120 Main St., Fort Myers, FL 33901. Tel: 533-2411. Denise Grimsley, R, 77, parts of Collier and Highlands, along with Glades and Hendry. Suite B, 205 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Tel: (863) 385-5251. Matt Hudson, R, 101, parts of Broward, Collier. Suite 212, 3301 E. Tamiami Trail, Naples, FL 34112. Tel: 417-6270 or (850) 488-1028. Paige Kreegel, R, 72, parts of Charlotte, Lee. 410 Taylor St., Punta Gorda, FL 33950. Tel: (941) 575-5820. Jeanette Nuez, R, 112, parts of Broward, Collier, Miami-Dade. Suite 205, 2450 Southwest 137th Ave., Miami, FL 33175. Tel: (305) 2277630. Kathleen Passidomo, R, 76, part of Collier. Suite 304, 3299 Tamiami Trail East, Naples, FL 34112. Tel: 417-6200. Kenneth Roberson, R, 71, parts of Lee, Charlotte, Sarasota: Suite B, 17825 Murdoch Circle, Port Charlotte, FL 33948. Tel: (941) 613-0914. Trudi Williams, R, 75, parts of Collier, Lee. 12811 Kenwood Lane, Suite 112, Fort Myers, FL 33907. Tel: 433-6775. STATE SENATORS: Lizbeth Benacquisto, R, 27, parts of Charlotte, Hendry, Glades, Lee and Palm Beach. E-mail: Benacquisto.Lisbeth.web@ senate.gov. 17595 S. Tamiami Trail, Suite 200-9, Fort Myers, FL 33908. Tel: 433-6599; (850) 487-5356 or (561) 753-2440. Michael Bennett, R, 21, parts of Charlotte, Lee, DeSoto, Manatee and Sarasota. E-mail: Bennett.Mike.web@ senate.gov. Suite 90, 3653 Cortez Road West, Bradenton, FL 34210. Tel: (941) 727-6349; (850) 487-5078 or (800) 500-1239. Larcenia Bullard, D, 39, parts of Collier, Hendry, Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade. E-mail: Bullard.Larcenia.web@ senate.gov Suite 304, 8603 S. Dixie Highway, Miami, FL 33143. Tel: (305) 668-7344; (850) 487-5127 or (866) 234-3734. Nancy Detert, R, 23, parts of Charlotte, Manatee and Sarasota.E-mail: Detert.Nancy. web@ senate.gov Suite D, 417 Commercial Ct., Venice FL 34292. Tel: (941) 480-3547; (866) 247-4076 or (850) 487-5081. Garrett Richter, R, 37, parts of Collier and Lee. E-mail: Richter.Garrett.web@ senate.gov Suite 203, 3299 E. Tamiami Trail, Naples, FL 34112 or 1039 S.E. 9th Pl., Cape Coral, FL 33990. Tel: 417-6205, 338-2777 or (850) 487-5124.
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PKG.Then, on behalf of many cancer patients, there is House Bill 623, sponsored by Rep. Nuez. HB 623 would require health insurance companies to cover oral (pill form) and intravenous (traditional) chemotherapy at the same rates, especially since oral chemotherapy can be more effective for many, much less painful, and is no more expensive to produce, doctors say. But oral chemos remain much more costly because insurance companies classify them as pharmaceutical drugs rather than a cancer treatment, and thus theyre subject to huge co-pay costs. Consequently, some cancer patients have died or run through their life savings because they could not afford the high costs of oral chemo (see Chemo Gets Easier, Florida Weekly, Sept. 28, 2011). But legislators may get to only some of the bills proposed for the new session, they say. Many could be shelved while they balance the budget and solve the redistricting puzzle. The new Fair Districts mapThe new map of Floridas House and Senate districts now has wings, by legal mandate. Beginning this week, it must be designed in committees, sent to the floor of both the House and Senate to be debated, tweaked and approved by the full Legislature, then delivered for final approval both to the state attorney general and (in all likelihood) to the state supreme court and all by summer, when the law requires a map signed, sealed and delivered. That will give candidates in the August primaries and Novembers general elections time to throw their hats into the official ring beforehand with new districts clearly drawn. As it stands now, Floridas politicians dont necessarily know who or where their voters are, or whose trust they have to win. Consequently, the political parade this session may very well resemble a game of musical chairs instead, which isnt to everybodys liking. By Amendment 5 (created in 2010) we are required not to favor or disfavor anybody, and that sounds like a wonderful idea until you say that we also have to protect the number of minority seats in the House and Senate but you cant protect them without gerrymandering voters, says Sen. Mike Bennett, a Republican from Bradenton. You have ask yourself: Is it truly fair we have a voting system like that? If people expect to be treated equally and fairly, then they should be treated equally and fairly in all aspects. Sen. Bennett, now 68, will retire from District 21 and from politics altogether when his term ends this year, he says, likely taking not only his own face but the face of the district itself with him. Thats because District 21 currently resembles a Mexican jumping bean, hopping from parts of Sarasota to Charlotte, Manatee and Lee counties. Rep. Trudi Williams, meanwhile, terming out in House Dist. 75 (Collier and Lee Counties), will seek to jump to the Florida Senate, likely challenging for a seat now held by Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto, a fellow Republican and deputy majority leader of the House. Her sprawling District 27, in current form, is a seemingly bi-polar medley of constituencies stretched from the Atlantic to the Gulf of Mexico. Sen. Benacquisto will stand as the incumbent, she says. Elsewhere, Sen. Richters District 37 (stretched from Cape Coral to Chokoloskee) and term-limited Rep. Matt Hudsons District 101 (from east Naples to west Broward County) are strong candidates for change, along with any district pushing into Charlotte County, which may well become a single district, says Rep. Roberson. The novelty will wear well in Lee County, says Rep. Aubuchon. There, residents will likely see three districts become four, with a new coastal district stretching from Boca Grande to Bonita. Wherever similar change occurs, representation is likely to be more focused, and perhaps more energetic for the next decade. Where the hammer meets the anvil of redistrictingSenate District 27 is a case-in-point example of the logistical, political and personal complexities of map-making in the state legislature. Since the 120-mile-long district extends literally from the Atlantic waterfront in Palm Beach County to the gulf waterfront in Lee and Charlotte, the district represents the antithesis of compact. Thus, by law it must change at the latest by summer, when Floridas Supreme Court could put the be-all and end-all stamp on a new map of Floridas districts. Broad in its cultural sweep, District 27 encompasses such unlikely bedfellows as the Palm Beach Polo, Golf and Country Club near Wellington, where the districts Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto locates her main of ce (one of her interests is golf, she reports); constituencies in rural Hendry County and even more rural Glades County where Seminoles can still be found who once hunted and killed hogs with knives by jumping on them from running horses; and residents of Punta Gorda and downtown Bonita Springs where tourists hunt only gift baubles and good restaurants. All of that may be colorful, but its clumsy and ineffective politically and probably unfair to people who live in the district. Judging by map proposals on the table so far, Sen. Benacquistos lean new redrawn district may be con ned strictly to Southwest Florida. That would pit District 75 Rep. Trudi Williams, terming out after eight years, and Sen. Benacquisto in head-to-head competition for a senate district seat. Tellingly, at her promotional website, www.votetrudiwilliams.com, Rep. Williams appeals to voters to support her senate bid without being able to de ne a district she seeks to represent. At this point she calls it simply, Southwest Florida. Sen. Benacquisto (www.votelizbeth.com), meanwhile, is spending a lot more time in Southwest Florida, and probably not just because she recently married Bruce Strayhorn, a prominent Fort Myers attorney and former Democrat who headed Hillary Clintons presidential bid in the Democratic primaries in Southwest Florida in 2008. He became an of cial Republican the day after the couples Dec. 28 wedding in Delray Beach. Late last week, Sen. Benacquisto offered this note on a Facebook page: I had a great visit with the folks from the Punta Gorda Tea Party last night. I was amazed at how many involved citizens, who care so deeply about our country and our state, there were at the meeting. Neither Rep. Williams nor Sen. Benacquisto responded to e-mail requests from Florida Weekly for comments on the upcoming session or the looming ght over a district senate seat, and Sen. Benacquisto did not reply to telephone messages left with two of her aides.
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Researcher Maria Jose Albo of Denmarks Aarhus University told Live Science in November that the spiders typically obtain sex by making valuable gifts to females (usually, highnutrition insects wrapped in silk), but if lacking resources, a male cleverly packages a fake gift (usually a piece of flower) also in silk but confoundingly wound so as to distract her as she unwraps it and then mounts her before she discovers the hoax. Albo also found that the male is not above playing dead to coax the female into relaxing her guard as she approaches the carcass only to be jumped from behind for sex. People with issuesProminent Birmingham, Ala., politician Bill Johnson describes his wife as the most beautiful woman in the world, but he revealed in December that, while on temporary duty recently as an earthquake relief specialist in New Zealand, he had clandestinely donated sperm to nine women (and that three were already pregnant). Becoming a biological father is a need that I have, he told a New Zealand Herald reporter, and his wife had been unable to accommodate him. Asked if his wife knew of the nine women, Johnson said, She does now. Indeed, Alabama newspapers quickly picked up the story, and Mrs. Johnson told the Mobile PressRegister that there is healing to do. Least-competent criminalsThe unidentified eyeglass-wearing robber of an HSBC Bank in Long Island City, N.Y., in December fled emptyhanded and was being sought. Armed with a pistol and impatient with a slow teller, the man fired a shot into the ceiling to emphasize his seriousness. However, according to a police report, the gunshot seemed to panic him as much as it did the others in the bank, and he immediately ran out the door and jumped into a waiting vehicle. The continuing crisis Son Theodore Zimmick and two other relati ves filed a lawsuit in November against the St. Stanislaus cemetery in Pittsburgh for the unprofessional burial of Theodores mother, Agnes, in 2009. Agnes had purchased an 11-footby-8-foot plot in 1945, but when she finally passed away, the graveyard had become so crowded that, according to the lawsuit, workers were forced to dig such a small hole that they had to jump up and down on the casket and whack it with poles to fit it into the space. Managers of Prospect Park in Brookl yn, N .Y., decided recently to relocate the statue of Abraham Lincoln that since 1895 ha d occupied a seldomvisited site and whose advocates over the years had insisted be given more prominence. It turned out that the most viable option was to swap locations with a conspicuous 1906 statue of Dr. Alexander Skene. Lincoln is certainly universally revered, but Dr. Skene has advocates, too, and some (according to a December Wall Street Journal report) are resisting the relocation because Dr. Skene (unlike Lincoln) was a Brooklynite, and Dr. Skene (unlike Lincoln) had a body part named after him (Skenes glands, thought to be vital in understanding the G spot). A December New England Journal of M edicine r eport described a womans losing her breast implant during a Pilates movement called the Valsalva (which involves breath-holding while bearing down). The woman said she felt no pain or shortness of breath but suddenly noticed that her implant was gone. Doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore discovered that, because of the womans recent heart surgery, the muscles between the ribs had loosened, and the implant had merely passed through a rib opening. (They returned it to its proper place.) 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It turns out that she had become frustrated trying to get her husband to move them to a better neighborhood and that faking a rape was supposed to finally persuade him. Instead, he filed for divorce. Martinez is employed by the state as a psychologist. After 12 almost intolerable months, Ms. Seemona S umas ar finally received justice in November from a New York City jury, which convicted Jerry Ramrattan of orchestrating a complex and ingenious scheme to convince police that Sumasar was a serial armed robber. Ramrattan, a private detective and CSI fan, had used his knowledge of police evidence gathering to pin various open cases on Sumasar as revenge for her having dumped him (and to negate her claim that Ramrattan had raped her in retaliation). Ramrattan was so creative in linking evidence to Sumasar that her bail had been set at $1 million, causing her to spend seven months in jail. (Said one juror, If I had seen this on TV, my reaction would be, How could this really happen?) 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Immokalee volunteer named Mentor of the Year in Florida by Take Stock in Children SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYNaples resident John Henry, a mentor in The Immokalee Foundations Take Stock in Children program and a TIF board member, has been named Mentor of the Year for the state of Florida by the Take Stock in Children program. He will be formally recognized during the programs state conference in Tallahassee in January. This is a wonderful testament to the profound impact John is having on the lives of our students, says Liz Allbritten, TIF executive director. I cant think of a better person to have been chosen. MR. Henry has been a TIF board member for three years and served as the Take Stock in Children liaison to the 18-member TIF board for two years. He currently mentors three Immokalee High School students Elijah Arreaga, Kerby Henry and Elijah Basile all of whom nominated him for the statewide honor. TIFs mentor coordinator, Lois Gomez, says the designation comes as no surprise. We all love Mr. Henry, Ms. Gomez says. He is a man who isnt just talk; he walks the walk and is an example that the young men he mentors very clearly see. Kerby Henry first met John Henry in 2008 at his TSIC induction ceremony. After I took my pledge, Mr. Henry walked up and introduced himself. He told me he would be my mentor. Although I had asked a teacher of mine, something in my heart told me to go with Mr. Henry. And hes glad he did. Kerby describes Mr. Henry as a father figure who has loved and supported him for the past three years. To me, John Henry is the greatest mentor a guy could have, he says. Elijah Basile couldnt agree more. Mr. Henry has helped me through things no one else has ever done, he says. He made me realize the importance of education in my life. I see him as my guardian angel, helping me to examine what the right choices are for me and helping me put what is important first. 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Qualified seventh-grade students who successfully fulfill their required pledge to earn good grades, exhibit good behavior and meet weekly with a mentor are awarded a full college scholarship upon high school graduation. Take Stock in Children is a statewide nonprofit organization with a 16-year history of providing mentors, educational scholarships and hope for Floridas lowincome and at-risk youth. The organization has provided educational support and college scholarships to more than 17,000 students in partnership with more than 800 public schools throughout 67 counties in Florida. The only scholarship/mentoring program with the mission of breaking the cycle of poverty through education, Take Stock has attained a high school graduation rate of 92 percent in Florida (as compared to Floridas average graduation rate of 76 percent). 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA16 WEEK OF JANUARY 12-18, 2012 Pucci & CatanaLuxury Pet Boutique DESIGNERS SHOP ONLINE SHOP ONLINE Two-day class offered for pet owners considering animal assisted therapyThe Brody Project for Animal Assisted Therapy hosts The Delta Society Pet Partners training course for pet owners interested in becoming animal assisted therapy volunteers on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 21-22, at the offices of Bond, Schoenk and King in the Northern Trust building at 4001 Tamiami Trail N. Training by Judy Peter, certified Pet Partners instructor, will take place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days. Cost is $75 per person ($100 for parent-child or a couple sharing a manual). Participants do not bring their pets. Prerequisite skills required of pets will be outlined, and animal and handler team evaluations will be scheduled after owners complete the course. The Brody Project is a Naples-based nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing human health by providing animal assisted therapy programs to health and human services providers. Moorings Park Retirement Community and The Shelter for Abused Women & Children are the current recipients of its services. The Delta Society is a national organization that provides training and screening for animal assisted therapy teams. For more information or to enroll in the Pet Partners training, call Ms. Peter at (941) 764-0303 or e-mail Pete22roc@aol.com. ere is a quiet condence that comes from knowing youve made a good decision. It lifts even an unrealized weight o your shoulders and allows you to breathe just a little bit easier. Some call it security. Some call it peace of mind. But whatever you call it, you will nd it at The Arlington the new Continuing Care Retirement Community coming to Naples. A resort lifestyle and a secure future? Yes! Visit e Arlington to learn how you really can have the best of both worlds. Live Retirement Be In The Know. Schedule your personal appointment today: (239) 206-264612276 Tamiami Trail East, Suite 501 (located in Lely Resort) Naples, FL 34113 (866) 986-9690 www.ArlingtonNaples.orgThe Arlington of Naples welcomes people of all faiths, beliefs and traditions. A Lutheran Life Community Serving seniors an d their families for more than a century.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 WEEK OF JANUARY 12-18, 2012 60 blade span Whisper Quiet Operation Precision Balanced Motor & Blades Mediterranean Bronze Finish Naples 239.775.5100, 4600 Tamiami Trail E. Bonita Springs 239.949.2544, 28801 S. Tamiami Trail Fort Myers 239.322.5488, 12879 S. Cleveland Ave www.LightingFirst.us Monet by$329For Your Great Roomreat ans UNIQUEMEMBERSHIPOPPORTUNITIESTWOARTHURHILLSDESIGNEDCHAMPIONSHIPGOLFCOURSESMEMBEROWNED/DEBTFREE53,000 SQ. FT. CLUBHOUSEFIVE-STARDINING13 HAR-TRUTENNISCOURTSFITNESSCENTER& SPAFRIENDLYMEMBERS!QUAILCREEKCOUNTRYCLUB...EVERYTHINGACOUNTRYCLUBSHOULDBE! CONTACT JOAN BILSON (239) 597-2831 WWW.QUAILCREEKCC.COM Renaissance Academy holds Naples Center open houseNot sure what the Renaissance Academy at FGCU is all about? Find out about the universitys lifelong learning program during open house from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, at the Naples Center of FGCU, 1010 Fifth Ave. S. Meet instructors, peruse the winter/spring catalog and register for classes. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is under way for onetime programs, lecture series and ongoing classes about a wide range of topics, from a foreign film series to The Women of Saudi Arabia (Jan. 22) and A Closer Look at the Big Bang Theory (Jan. 26). The academy also offers concierge-style travel adventures, with trips planned to China, Southern Italy and Sicily, Tuscany, Spain and Portugal, Turkey and Vietnam in 2012-13. Same household couples or partners can become Renaissance Academy members for $80 during the open house, a 20 percent savings off regular membership. For more information, visit www. fgcu.edu/racademy. Get Connected with Covenant ChurchCovenant Church of Naples/PCA invites everyone to Get Connected Sunday, a ministry expo showcasing opportunities for service and education on Sunday morning, Jan. 15. The event will begin after the 9 a.m. worship service and conclude at 12:30 p.m. Complimentary childcare will be provided. The church is at 6926 Trail Blvd. off U.S. 41. For more information, call 597-3464 or visit www.CovenantNaples. com. Women will lecture on Jews and PoliticsJews and Politics: Then and Now will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, at Beth Tikvah by Dr. June Sochen and Joyce Schrager. Dr. Sochen is distinguished professor emerita of history from Northeastern Illinois University. Her many books include Consecrate Every Day: The Public Lives of Jewish American Women (1880-1980) and From Mae to Madonna. Ms. Schrager, a popular Chicago-area lecturer on politics, current events and literature, is also a renowned tour guide for group trips to points of Jewish interest in North American and Cuba. Beth Tikvah is at 1459 Pine Ridge Road, just west of Mission Square Plaza. Attendance is free, but donations will be welcome. RSVP to 434-1818.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 12-18, 2012 A19 Must schedule surgery by Jan. 31, 2012. Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers. The patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse to pay, or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination, or treatment that is performed as a result of, and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, or reduced fee service, examination and treatment. 28500 Bonita Crossings Blvd., Bonita Springs, FL239firstname.lastname@example.org Fine RugsRENOVATIONSALE!LIQUIDATION OF$1,000,000 InventoryEntire Showroom... All Fine, Hand-Knotted, Contemporary, Transitional and Traditional Area Rugs! MOVING OUR ENTIRE STOCK OF NAPLES INVENTORY DUE TO RENOVATION!9x12 $7,000 NOW $999 8x10 $5,000 NOW $899 6x9 $3,000 NOW $699 4x 6 $1,500 NOW $299 While Supply Lasts BROUGHT TO OUR FLAGSHIP STORE ALL INVENTORY MUST GO REGARDLESS OF COST!www.azargalleries.com Saint Ann school plans open houseSaint Ann Catholic School will hold open house for families interested in learning more about attendance on Tuesday, Jan. 17. Two sessions are scheduled in the school library from 9-10:30 a.m. and 1-2:15 p.m. Tours will be conducted and refreshments served. The school is at 542 Eighth Ave. S. For more information, call 262-4110 or visit www.stann.net. Marco schedules town hall forumA town hall forum will take place as part of the Marco Island City Council meeting on Monday, Jan. 23. The forum will allow council members to respond to issues and questions that are not normally addressed during the regular community forum portion of meetings. Questions from the public should be e-mailed no later than Jan. 20 to email@example.com. Watch out for AARP safe driving classAn AARP safe driving class will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, at Homewood Residences, 770 Goodlette Road. Participants will learn new traffic laws and refresh their driving skills with the goal of reducing their risk for tickets and accidents. Those over age 55 may be eligible for a discount on auto insurance. Cost is $12 for AARP members, $14 for others. For reservations, call 732-5310.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 12-18, 2012 A21 NAPLES SENIOR LIVING SYMPOSIUM 2012Wednesday, January 25, 2012Whether youre looking for an independent living retirement community for yourself or an assisted living community, home health, or nursing center for a loved one please join us for our Senior Living Symposium designed to provide an update on current trends in Senior Living and all the options available! Choose from either our morning or afternoon sessions:SESSION 1 REGISTRATION 9:00:30 am SYMPOSIUM 9:30:30 amSESSION 2 REGISTRATION 1:00:30 pm SYMPOSIUM 1:30:30 pmLOCATIONVI AT BENTLEY VILLAGE 704 VILLAGE CIRCLE NAPLES, FL 34110It is important to preregister for this event as space is limited to 160 per session and reservations are required. Sorry... No walk-ins allowed.PLEASE RSVP BY JANUARY 20: 239-776-7353 or e-mail Samantha@seniorsbluebook.com FREE VIP luncheon to the rst 50 callers!Call now and enjoy a rst-class lunch with the panel of experts and sponsors of the senior living symposium hosted by Vi at Bentley Village from Noon to 1 PM. Space is limited Call today! m With knowledge comes condence in the decisions we make. Your Own Private IslandCayman Resin Wicker Cocoon Chair Available Exclusively atEAST INDIES HOME COLLECTION11985 US 41 N., Naples 34110 239-596-7273 Joseph Charles PatioFGCU alumni weekend coming up Alumni weekend at Florida Gulf Coast University takes place ThursdaySaturday, Feb. 9-11. Last years activities raised more than $3,000 for alumni programs and scholarship efforts. Events include an art gallery exhibit of You Call This Art, an etiquette class instructed by Nonnie Owens, author of Dining with Civility, Eagle Night Out at Bar Louie, a Green and Blue Barbecue and Silent Auction, an alumni basketball game and campus bus and walking tours. For more information, call 590-1087 or visit www.fgcu.edu/alumni. Parade kicks off celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther KingThe Collier County NAACP hosts the 15th annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade on Monday, Jan. 16, with co-hosts/sponsors McDonalds AdamsOReilly Group, Hodges University and 105.5-FM. The parade sets out at 11 a.m. from Broad Avenue and Third Street and continues for two miles, turning down Fifth Avenue and ending in Cambier Park, where the celebration continues at 11:45 a.m. This years theme is Affirming Americas Promise. Saundra Weathers of NBC2/ABC7 and James Cleveland Jones of WCRM-AM 1350 will emcee the parade, and Wells Fargo is serving as the grand marshal. Rev. Raymond Fauntroy, who sang with Marvin Gaye and was one of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.s drivers when he visited Washington, D.C., in the turbulent 1960s, will appear in the parade and will sing at Cambier Park. He is now the president of the nonprofit, faith-based Revelation S.E.E.D. Enterprises Corp. All are welcome to join the celebration. For more information, call Harold Weeks at 455-2586 or Rhonda Cummings at 537-1153.
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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!!! $30.00 Grocery Order Must have coupon at time of purchase, limit one per customer. Good thru 01/19/2012 $40.00 Grocery Order Must have coupon at time of purchase, limit one per customer. Good thru 01/19/2012 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYU.S. Army Sergeant Timothy Rodriguez, who recently returned from his fourth tour of duty in Iraq, and Neapolitan Jeannette Pantoja dreamed of having a beautiful beachfront wedding at sunset, but funds were tight. Enter Operation Open Arms, a charity that provides cost-free experiences in Southwest Florida to members of the U.S. military who are on leave or who have returned from foreign duty. Operation Open Arms teamed up with The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to make the young couples dream come true late in the afternoon Dec. 30, on the resort lawn overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. The hotel donated the venue and the set-up for the ceremony; others who offered their services for a perfect wedding included: Sarah Cardenas, wedding coordinator; Floral Encores, flowers; Christine Vertin, photography; Kenny Graham of AVI, sound system; and harpist Laura Lou Roth. The newlyweds will live in Killeen, Texas, while Sgt. Rodriguez is stationed at Fort Hood; they hope to be transferred back to Florida. Operation Open Arms has provided charitable resources to members of the U.S. military and their families since 2005. Based in St. James City, Fla., the nationally acclaimed outreach program works with a network of local businesses, associations and individuals to provide tangible acts of kindness as a thank-you to service men and women. For more information, visit www.OperationOpenArms.org. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYNEWS TWOA25NEWSHealthy Living Pets of the Week WEEK OF JANUARY 12-18, 2012 Couple says I do in dream wedding with thanks to Operation Open Arms SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYAfter a six-month, nationwide search, the United Way of Collier County has named Steve Sanderson its new president and CEO, effective Jan. 16. Mr. Sanderson leaves his post as vice president of a seven-state district for the American Cancer Society, where he helped increase individual contributions by 60 percent in the last year. At the United Way, he assumes the leadership role vacated by Ernie Bretzmann. Finding someone to replace Ernie wasnt an easy assignment, says Mike Dillon, board chairman. Steve rose to the top because he has a long and strong background with United Way and the experience and aptitude to guide us to the next level. Prior to his work with ACS, Mr. Sanderson was the chief development officer for a United Way chapter in Washington, D.C., where he helped achieve a $35 million campaign goal. His involvement with United Way started in 1985 and includes 10 years with United Way Worldwide, where he led the creation of the National Philanthropic Council and established an annual forum for national volunteer development chairs from major market communities. His history with United Way also includes leadership positions at United Way chapters in five major markets. He says his vision for United Way of Collier County is to maximize volunteer achievements, streamline internal operations, expand public outreach, enhance volunteer satisfaction and increase overall fundraising goals. Given the difficult economic climate and the increasing need for services provided by the nonprofit community, Sanderson says he hopes to create new and unique ways to raise the money needed to support United Ways 30 partner agencies. In 2011, the United Way of Collier County gave out more than $2 million to groups ranging from shelters to counseling and emergency service providers. The 2011-12 fundraising goal is $2.3 million. The United Way ready to welcome new president/CEOCHRISTINE VERTIN / COURTESY PHOTOSU.s. Army Sergeant Timothy Rodriguez, recently returned from Iraq, married Neapolitan Jeannette Pantoja married at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club with help from Operation Open Arms. SANDERSON
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Little doughnut sales mean sweet donations for charitiesCharity for Change is getting a sweet donation from Peace, Love & Little Donuts, and doughnut lovers also benefit. Charity for Change will receive a percentage of all sales during the restaurants grand opening celebration from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13. Peace, Love & Little Donuts is at 2201 Tamiami Trail N., inside the BP gas station at the corner of Mooring Line Drive. The caf sells 32 varieties of mini-doughnuts dressed to order with toppings such as apple pie, banana split, pina colada and sweet chocolate coconut. Peace, Love & Little Donuts began in Pittsburgh in 2009. The Naples location is the first outlet outside of Penn sylv ania. On the Charity for Change benefit day, shoppers will get 13 doughnuts for the price of 12. The bakers are making a special Giver doughnut for the event to honor the rainforest habitat of the organizations orangutan mascot named Giver. Along with Suzanne Todd representing the charity, Giver will join Peace, Love & Little Donuts owner Mark Couch on a live broadcast by WINK television from 5 to 9 a.m. Charity for Change presents its School Giver Program in five Collier County elementary schools to reinforce the school districts character traits with a curriculum that teaches children the value of charity, citizenship and philanthropy. The program has donated more than $50,000 to dozens of charities since its inception in 2008. The participating schools are Calusa Park, Golden Terrace, Lake Park and Lely elementary schools and Royal Palm Academy. Learn more at www.charityforchange.org.And for Make-A-WishOn Saturday, Jan. 14, Peace, Love & Little Donuts will donate 20 percent of sales to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida. Make-A-Wish grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions. For more information, to make a donation, volunteer or become a wish sponsor, call 992-9474 or visit www.sfla. wish.org.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 12-18, 2012 A27 NAPLES SENIOR LIVING SYMPOSIUM 2012Wednesday, January 25, 2012Whether youre looking for an independent living retirement community for yourself or an assisted living community, home health, or nursing center for a loved one please join us for our Senior Living Symposium designed to provide an update on current trends in Senior Living and all the options available! Choose from either our morning or afternoon sessions:SESSION 1 REGISTRATION 9:00:30 am SYMPOSIUM 9:30:30 amSESSION 2 REGISTRATION 1:00:30 pm SYMPOSIUM 1:30:30 pmLOCATIONVI AT BENTLEY VILLAGE 704 VILLAGE CIRCLE NAPLES, FL 34110It is important to preregister for this event as space is limited to 160 per session and reservations are required. Sorry... No walk-ins allowed.PLEASE RSVP BY JANUARY 20: 239-776-7353 or e-mail Samantha@seniorsbluebook.com FREE VIP luncheon to the rst 50 callers!Call now and enjoy a rst-class lunch with the panel of experts and sponsors of the senior living symposium hosted by Vi at Bentley Village from Noon to 1 PM. Space is limited Call today! m With knowledge comes condence in the decisions we make. Rotarians, Zoo set for another wild wine tastingIn 2007, the Naples Rotary Club introduced its first wine event as a club social. Open only to Naples Rotary members and friends, the wine tasting, food paring and silent auction was held annually at Wynns Family Market. With the popularity of the event outgrowing the venue, and with the clubs desire to open it up to the public at large, it was decided that the 2011 event would be held at The Naples Zoo, a fun destination with sufficient space to accommodate several hundred attendees. The new venue would also benefit from the onsite operations of Wynns at the Zoo and allow three musical acts to perform, each in its own location so as not to overlap with one another. In its inaugural year, Grapes and Apes surpassed expectations by raising $115,000 and netting $60,000 (the goal was to net $20,000). All 750 tickets were sold, with an additional 50 tickets sold in the Zoo parking lot the evening of the event. Expectations for this year are to accommodate 1,400 guests and to raise $150,000. All proceeds will help fund Rotary scholarships and projects including Project Graduation, Gift of Life and Polio Plus. Tickets for $100 per person include admission, wine and food samplings throughout the Zoo, desserts by Mikkelsons Pastry Shop and Royal Palm Chocolates, informal wine presentations, animal encounters and talks by zoo staff and the opportunity to bid on silent auction items.For reservations or information, call 2621040 or visit www.grapesandapes.com. A Taste of China will benefit Guadalupe Center of ImmokaleeA private club in Port Royal is the setting for A Taste of China to benefit the Guadalupe Center on Thursday evening, Jan. 19. In addition to an array of Chinese treasures selected by a Guadalupe Center board member during travels to China, the live and silent auction throughout the evening will include: The Boys of Summer: Four tickets to a Boston Red Sox spring training game at the new park in Fort Myers with a bat boy/girl experience, plus four box seats at Bostons Fenway Park and two nights at the Four Seasons in Boston. California Dreamin: A six-day escape to Napa, San Francisco and Sausalito. Pearl and diamond necklace: A necklace and pendant of diamonds and South Sea, golden and black Tahitian pearls.Lead sponsor for A Taste of China is Merrill Lynch Wealth Management. Tickets for $350 per person are available by calling 657-7711 or visiting www. guadalupecenter.org. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA28 WEEK OF JANUARY 12-18, 2012 Metal Shingle UP ON TOP SERVING SWFL SINCE 1975CROWTHER ROOFING DOES IT ALL! ASK ABOUT OUR ENERGY MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS INCLUDING THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY IN AIR C ONDITIONING! When you make the investment of a roof for your home be sure to choose only the best. CROWTHER cuts no corners using only quality materials and the best technicians for installation. CROWTHER is equipped to handle the largest homes in the market. For peace of mind we back all of our work with a Written Warranty!!!CALL TODAY FOR A FREE QUOTE239-337-0026WWW.CROWTHER.NETLic#CCC039822 Licensed & Insured REROOFING?Tile METAL TILE SHINGLE FLAT REPAIR MAINTENANCE South Floridas largest RV and boat consignment sales center Floridas largest indoor RV & boat showroom South Florida s largest 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 Arts council earns $10,000 NEA grantThe National Endowment for the Arts has announced that the United Arts Council of Collier County will receive a $10,000 grant early this year to help support arts enrichment programs in area schools. The NEA funds are targeted to bring in Giwayen Mata, an all-female ensemble based in Atlanta, whose performances include dance, music and vocals, to present African-influenced performances and lead small-group workshops with students. The name Giwayen Mata is a term in the Hausa language of Africa, referring to women who are leaders. The performances will be held in early May at six locations, including several at Immokalee schools that host the Miracle Plus after-school program. Miracle Plus is a free academic enrichment program that targets at-risk students. The United Arts Council is designated by the state of Florida as the official local arts agency for Collier County. The council promotes art and culture throughout the area. Programs include grants for artists and art educators, arts education for at-risk children and public information on the arts. For more information, call 263-8242. Get Florida Weekly delivered to your mailbox for only$3195*PER 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. Subscribe online at www.FloridaWeekly.com or Call 239.325.1960
omas Quigley, M.D.Board Certied Eye Physician & Surgeoncomplete medical exam with one of our board certied eye doctors includes prescription for eyeglasses, and tests for cataracts, glaucoma and other eye diseases. Offer applies to new patients 59 years and older. Coupon Expires 1/31/2012Naples Bonita Springs www.doctorquigley.comFREEEYE EXAMFOR NEW PATIENTSNo Hidden Charges: It is our policy that the patient and or any other person responsible for payment or be reimburse by payment or any other service, examination or treatment Offer does not apply to Avantica managed insurance plans including Freedom, Optimum and some Universal.CODE: FW00 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 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JANUARY 12-18, 2012 NEWS A29 Shop til you drop at Waterside during Habitat for Humanity spreeTool Belts & Shopping Bags for Habitat for Humanity takes place from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at Waterside Shops. The evening is open to the public for $100 per person. An auction and raffle will take place in the pavilion courtyard while guests enjoy food by Brio Tuscan Grille, beverages from Decanted Wine & Beer, chocolates from Norman Love Confections and entertainment by vocalist Wendy Renee. Donning tool belts, hard hats and armed with shopping bags, volunteers from Habitat for Humanity will direct guests to Nordstrom for desserts and coffee and to begin their shopping. In the Neighborhood of Dreams, donations can be made to fund the construction of a Habitat home or childs bedroom, a kitchen and more. For tickets to Tool Belts & Shopping Bags or to learn more about donating or volunteering, call 775-0036 or visit www.habitatcollier.org. Habitat for Humanity of Collier Count y has r eceived a $1 million donation from award-winning investigative journalist and freelance writer Toni Stabile. The donation will fund the purchase of land to enable 120 new qualifying partner families to become homeowners. The neighborhood, 17 acres at the corner of Market Road and Davis Boulevard in Naples, will be named Vincents Acres in memory of Ms. Stabiles late brother. Vincent Stabile was an engineer with a masters degree from Columbia University and an honorary doctorate from Pratt Institute. After serving as a naval officer in World War II, he founded Industrial Retaining Ring Co. His hands-on involvement and basic patent on the Dispensing of Retaining Rings simplified the handling and application of industrial fasteners used in innumerable applications from automobiles to household appliances. In 1994, Mr. Stabile sold the business and retired to devote his time and resources to numerous philanthropies. One of his earliest involvements was with Habitat for Humanity. He contributed enough for a village of houses, but without enough available land, the funds were distributed for individual homes. Now, his sister has fulfilled Vincents original wish to build a Habitat village in Vincents Acres. As children of the Depression, the Stabiles appreciated the unique model of Habitat for Humanity requiring homeowner investment of sweat equity. Ms. Stabiles generous gift will continue to provide funding for future construction, breaking the cycle of poverty for generations to come. As a journalist, Ms. Stabile investigated cosmetics and grooming items used daily throughout the country. The Los Angeles Times called her first book, Cosmetics: Trick or Treat?, the most chilling expose since Ralph Naders Unsafe at Any Speed. It prompted U.S. Senate hearings, a TV award for Service to Consumers and, in 1977, mandatory disclosure and labeling of all cosmetic ingredients from toothpaste to foot powder.About Habitat for HumanityHabitat for Humanity of Collier County is one of the oldest and most successful affiliates of the international ministry. With more than 1,400 homes in Collier County, the organization has been serving local families since 1978 and has built an average of 110 homes a year for the past 10 years. An average of 10 families apply for each Habitat home built in Collier County. Volunteers are always welcome to join the Habitat ranks. Some volunteers pound nails or use a paintbrush, others participate in family selection or work in the agencys Home Store, and still others help with administrative duties in the office; all are vital to the Habitat for Humanity mission of eliminating poverty housing in Collier County. For information about donating to or volunteering, call 775-0036 or visit www.HabitatCollier.com. $1 million gift will help realize dream for a Habitat village
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA30 WEEK OF JANUARY 12-18, 2012 Now Available at Please contact Lindsey Stewart (239) 404-4620 LStewart@GermainFL.com UpgradesMSRP Kenda Pro Tour 205/50-10 Radial On 10 Diamond Ally Wheel 16ft. Charger Cord Windshield Wiper Kit Total Cost$10,180$240$94$283$10,797Close Out Price$9335Plus tax, tag, and title fees. Expires month end.You Save $1442!!! PLUS Receive A$1500 Green Vehicle Tax Rebate! Street Legal & Only 5 Available At This Price! Do yourself some good and helping local charitable organizations at the same time by signing up and getting out to some of the following events: Individuals and teams can still sign up for the fourth annual WINK News Feeds Families Hunger Walk that sets out Saturday, Jan. 21, at Miromar Outlets. An important fundraiser for the Harry Chapin Food Bank, the walk is $100,000 short of this years goal of $250,000. The food bank helps feed the hungry throughout Southwest Florida by distributing groceries to more than 150 agencies in the five-county area. Presenting sponsors of the 2012 walk are Panera Bread, Garden Street Iron & Metal Inc. and Jo Anna and Wilson Bradshaw. Gold Level sponsors are the FGCU Foundation, Smart Companies, Uncle Bobs Self Storage, SWFL Tech Group and The News-Press. Event cochairs are Sandy Robinson of Northern Trust Bank and Dr. Brian Schwartz of 21st Century Oncology. To sign up or for more information, call 334-7007, ext. 132, or e-mail Marta Hodson at email@example.com. Gulf Coast Runners and Humane Society Naples are warming 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). 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 6431555 or visit www.hsnaples.org. The Naples Pathways Coalition Bike Brunch on Sunday, Jan. 29, promises a bike ride that can be as fun and GET MOVING 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.orgY members Grace and Bryant had the motivation to become healthier, but needed help in meeting their goals. Working with YMCA of the Palms personal trainer Ryan, they found the individualized attention, expert advice and encouragement they needed to stay on track. At the Y, our talented and supportive staff help our members nd health and balance in their lives. Thats why were here every day, making sure you know what youre capable of and encouraging you all along the way. At the Y, your membership means more.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 12-18, 2012 A31 Dr. Jay Wang and Dr. Nuruddin Jooma. Whether your cancer calls for chemotherapy, radiotherapy or a combination of both, our multidisciplinary team of oncologist s is standing by with the latest information and technology along with a wealth of experience. We welcome second opinion consults and are happy to coordinate with your hometown physicians and oncolo gists in order to provide seamless care. Our goal is to give you back control, help you beat cancer and preserve your quality of life.YOUR LIFE IS OUR TOP PRIORITY.Medical Oncology for Premiere CareLearn more at www.PremiereOnc.com or call 239-325-1440Jay Wang, M.D. Nuruddin Jooma, M.D.Cancer Doesnt Stand A Chance PERSONAL & PRIVATE TRAINING Call 325-1810 and book your free start session or go to www.concept1010.com Minutes a Week Always in Shape! 20 12820 N. Tamiami Trail (just before Imperial G.C. Blvd. going North) GET MOVINGrelaxing or as challenging as participants want to make it. Everything starts and finishes at Lowdermilk Park. Along the way the event delivers breathtaking scenery and delicious freshly made treats from local cafes and ends up at the beach where participants and wind down with a stroll, a swim, beach volleyball and a sizzling buffet. If walking is more your style, the Bike Brunch has a spot for you, too. Continental breakfast and registration open at 6:30 a.m. The 100-mile ride sets out at 7 a.m., followed by the 62-mile ride at 8 a.m., the 30-mile trek at 8:30 a.m., the 20-miler at 9 a.m. and the 10-miler at 10 a.m. A 3-mile walk for those who prefer to hoof it also sets out at 10 a.m. An all-you-care-to-eat brunch donated by Moes Southwest Grill will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the beach, where music, volleyball, a hula-hoop contest and a scavenger hunt will also take place. Ride support ends at 3p.m. Participation is limited to the first 600 registrants. For registration fees and forms and more information, visit www.naplespathways.org. The Naples Pathways Coalition is a nonprofit advocacy group working for a fully integrated transportation network of sidewalks, bike lanes and multi-use pathways for cyclists, pedestrians and other non-motorized users throughout Naples and Collier County. The family-friendly 2012 Baby Basics Biking and Walking Challenge is set for Saturday, Feb. 11, at North Collier Regional Park on Livingston Road. The third annual event include 100km, 50-km and 25-km rides outside the park; a 2to 10-mile ride inside the park; and a 1.5to 6-mile walk inside the park. Bike rides outside the park begin at 7:45 a.m., and everything inside the park begins at 8:30 a.m. Last year, despite unseasonably chilly and wet weather, more than 200 riders and walkers participated. Their efforts raised nearly $26,000. Baby Basics of Collier County was founded in 2004, and provides free diapers to some 300 babies. Families are screened by local church and social service agencies; in order to be eligible, one parent must be working and the family can receive no state or federal cash assistance. Baby Basics is a 100 percent volunteer organization, and all donations, except those specifically earmarked for administrative costs, are used to purchase diapers. The Biking and Walking Challenge is the organizations major fund raising event of the year. The Premier Sponsor for 2012 is The Johnson Meland Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. Honorary chairperson is Collier County Commissioner Jim Coletta. Breakfast will be provided by McDonalds and lunch by Wynns Catering. Support for the biking events is being provided by Naples Cyclery, Big Mommas Bicycles and Trek Bicycle Store. Sponsorships are available beginning at $500. Entry fees for bicyclers and walkers range from $10 to $25. For more information, visit www.babybasicscollier.org.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA32 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 12-18, 2012 It has been our custom to begin the New Year with predictions of what we might encounter in the year about to unfold. Here are three that cant miss in 2012. First, NCH will grow as a medical destination and economic engine Slowly but surely, NCH is becoming a medical destination, where one in eight patients comes from outside our fivecounty region for cardiac care, total joint replacements and general medical care. These people seek out NCH because of its reputation for compassionate care and clinical excellence. For example, people come here because we rank in the top 10 percent for cardiac surgery, according to the Society of Thoracic Surgery. This trend has enormous potential impact for our state and local economies, which, as we all know, have suffered during our nations economic downturn. Health care in Southwest Florida in general and at NCH in particular must serve as an economic engine powering vigorous and sustainable growth. The faster we grow our reputation as a destination hospital, the better it will be not only for all of us who provide care, but also for the broader community. Being busier year-round will also improve our quality and access, by enhancing efficiency and more effectively using our capacity. I predict that in 2012, the push to extend our national reputation as a medical attraction will yield significant related benefits. Second, NCH will create a system of health information exchange for all to use Consistent with growing our health-care economy is constructing a network to facilitate the exchange of electronic medical records so that NCH medical practitioners and their patients regardless of whether theyre local or out-of-state or even overseas have seamless access to their records. This will improve the value of the health care we deliver, as it means better quality care at a lower cost for everyone. We can all look forward to the day when scavenger hunting for old test results and x-rays and memory games about prior medications are a thing of the past. At NCH, we are well on the way to making electronic record-keeping a reality. And third, NCH will continue to add value through growth We recently grew to 715 beds with the opening of sixth floor of the Baker Tower at our North Naples campus. In the year ahead, we will continue to add services that will keep us at the leading edge of health-care delivery, including growing outside our four walls to address our communitys health-care needs. The hard reality for Floridians is that we no longer can count on the prior engines of economic growth tourism, construction, real estate, etc. to provide the growth we need. Rather, we must turn to areas such as health care as a source of local economic growth, improved standard of living for our residents and sustainability and expansion of the entire region. So this year, look for NCH to further establish itself as a medical destination, to create a health information exchange for everyone to utilize and to continue growing as a vital economic engine for Southwest Florida. HEALTHY LIVING STRAIGHT TALKThree predictions for NCHs continued success in the new year allenWEISSallen.firstname.lastname@example.org TO YOUR HEALTH Blood center in need of Type O, STATThe Community Blood Center is in urgent need of Type O blood to replenish reserves in Collier County. Donors of all blood types are urged to give now, as demand increases during the winter/ spring season. Donate at the following Community Blood Center locations: Naples: 311 Ninth St. N., on the first floor of the NCH Medical Plaza. Complimentary valet parking for all blood donors. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday; and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday. Call 436-5455. Bonita Springs: 9170 Bonita Beach Road, in Sunshine Plaza. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Thursdays and Fridays. Call 495-1138. For a list of Community Blood Center bloodmobile locations and times, visit www.givebloodcbc.org.Pregnancy centers announce new nameCollier Pregnancy Centers Inc. has changed its name to Community Pregnancy Clinics as of Jan. 1. Celebrating its 10th anniversary in operation as a medical facility, the clinic has locations in Naples and Fort Myers. All services are free to clients thanks to generous donors and financial partners. For more information, call 262-6381 or visit www.Community4Life.com.Beth Tikvah to host infertility specialistDr. Neri Laufer of Jerusalems Hadassah Hospital will discuss in-vitro fertilization at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at Beth Tikvah in Naples. Dr. Laufer is a world-renowned pioneer in the field of reproductive biology and specializes in issues of infertility. He has founded invitro fertilization centers at Yale University, Mount Sinai Hospital in New York and at both Hadassah campuses in Israel. He is known for his work in pre-implantation genetic diagnosis for cystic fibrosis and dysautonomia. Beth Tikvah is at 1459 Pine Ridge Road. Refreshments will be served. A donation of $18 is suggested. RSVP to 354-1998.Free classes in yoga, meditation offered for vetsInstructor Dina Radcliffe offers 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. Pull up a chair and get into yogaBACK to Yoga, a therapeutic chair-mat class especially for beginners and those with specific physical needs and concerns, is a new class offered by Grace Ballenger at her Flowing with Grace Yoga & Meditation Studio in North Naples 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. This is a very nurturing class that focuses upon movement, flexibility and back strengthening exercises to support the spine, Ms. Ballenger says. Some of poses are done while sitting in a chair, so the pelvis and hips are stabilized, enabling easier movement of the torso and arms. From this stable seat, modifications of many common yoga poses can be done without fear of injury or strain. The poses can bring mobility to all parts of the body in a safe and gentle way, help to clear the mind, and relax the body, she explains. Yoga can be practiced as a mild form of physical activity that can help in strengthening back muscles and the skeletal system, she says. While some of the most common treatments for back pain include medication, exercise and a change in lifestyle and sometimes surgery for severe back ailments yoga can help control and prevent the occurrence and re-occurrence of back that can lead to chronic or acute back ailments. New research by the University of Washington reported in the Archives of Internal Medicine suggests that yoga instruction is good at relieving discomfort from chronic moderate lower-back pain. That study found that sufferers of chronic lower-back pain could get pain relief by participating in instructor-led yoga classes or stretching classes. At Ms. Ballengers studio, loaner mats, blankets, blocks and straps are provided. Participants should dress comfortably in clothes that move and breathe. In addition to BACK to Yoga, other classes at the studio include: After-Hours Yoga & Meditation Flow, 5:45 p.m. Monday; Brand New Day Morning Yoga Glow, 8:14 a.m. Tuesday; After-Hours Release Into Peace Yoga, 6:15 p.m. Thursday; and Teen Yoga, 3:45 p.m. Friday. Although drop-ins are welcome, reservations are advised as class size is limited to 12. Private classes are also available. For more information, call 821-8400 or e-mail email@example.com. BY KATHY PRUTOSSpecial to Florida Weekly COURTESY PHOTOYoga instructor Grace Ballenger
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 12-18, 2012 A33 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 (Corner of Collier Blvd. & Rattlesnake-Hammock Rd.) NAPLES LAKES COUNTRY CLUBThe #1 Bundled Golf Community in Naples!ARNOLD PALMER SIGNATURE GOLF COURSE NLCC Community Open House Sunday, January 15, 12-4pmPlease be our Guest, and enjoy The chance to win a FREE round of golf for two!NLCC Features 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Ms. Escott can also provide information about the associations other services.Free seminar at Physicians RegionalThe following free seminar is coming up at Physicians Regional-Pine Ridge, 6101 Pine Ridge Road: 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, call 348-4180 or visit www.physiciansregional.com/events.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 Jan. 12 by calling 597-3101. TO YOUR HEALTH
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA34 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 12-18, 2012 DecantedWines.com On Jan. 19, were pouring our heart out at the rst premium w ine t asting of the year! Ple ase join us for this fun and inf ormative event featuring wines from around the world, all valued at over $50 per bottle. Space is limited, R .S. V.P. TODAY! PASSIO N POUR YOUR HEART OUT 1410 Pine Ridge Rd. Suite 21 Naples, Florida 34108239.434.1814 WINE TASTINGJAN. 195 7 P.M.$25 per person $15 for email members For tickets, stop in or email email@example.com Our patients speak out about their Cataract Surgery Experience... With the most cataract surgery experience in S.W. Florida, come to the experts at Eye Centers of Florida.Exceptional professionalism throughout my care. Very pleased with service and results. Derek of Naples Outstanding...very pleased. I will recommend Dr. Brown and staff to all. Kenneth of Bonita Springs www.ecof.comNaples 2352 Pine Ridge Rd. 239.263.2700 North Naples 877 111th Ave., Unit 2 239.591.2949 Bonita Springs 26831 S. T amiami Trail. 239.992.1422 Dr. Becker administers a vaccine. A friendly, respectful relationship makes you a VIP at your veterinarians office. P ET TALES BY DR. MARTY BECKERUniversal UclickLet me tell you an insider secret from the world of veterinary medicine. There are certain people we cant wait to see come in with their pets. While as health professionals we certainly dont offer them better medical care than people we dont like as much, I do admit that these folks are shown the red carpet. What makes these clients VIPs, how do you become one, and what will you receive in return for your efforts? The more items you tick off this list, the higher your ranking as a veterinary VIP: Youre a tiny bit early for your appointment.You treat the entire staff with respect, warmth and good humor.You come armed with a full history of your pets current medical problem, the more detailed the better e.g., vomited three times yesterday; it was slimy, yellow and contained bits of cardboard packaging.Youve trained your pet to welcome, not fear, a veterinary visit, and youve gone through gentling techniques with your pet, so we can easily examine everything.You accept our recommendations after an honest, open discussion.You pay your bills.If we exceed your expectations, you recommend us to others with enthusiasm and frequency.On occasion, for any or no reason, you bring us a plate of brownies or cookies to feed a tired crew.In return you get:Staffers who fight to take your call and veterinarians who fight to keep you as their client.A veterinary team that lights up even brighter when you walk through the door.Somehow we find a spot on an overbooked schedule for you or find a place to board your pet over a holiday, even though weve been booked full for months.We dont watch the clock as closely when its your turn in the exam room.Perhaps most important, you can call us after hours for help (VIPs often have their veterinarians personal cell number!), and well either pick up the phone to talk you through it, race to the practice to meet you, or refer you to someone else and tell them to take extra-special care of you. Little things mean a lot, and they all add up. With respect and a positive attitude on both sides, your relationship with your veterinarian will mean the best experience possible for all. Video bonus: Watch Pet Connections Mikkel Becker teach a dog how to sit for the food dish (vetstreet.com/teach-your-dog-towait-for-the-food-bowl). Better vet visitsSimple steps to become a VIP with your veterinarian Pets of the Week To adopt or foster a petAll dogs and cats adopted from Humane Society Naples come with a medical exam, vaccinations, sterilization surgery, ID microchip and 30 days of pet health insurance. Visit the animals ready for adoption at the main shelter at 370 Airport-Pulling Road N. (11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday), or at the new satellite adoption center at Coastland Center during regular mall hours. Call 643-1555 or visit HSNaples.org for more information.>>Giblet is a sweet 1-year-old who loves to cuddle in her perch or your lap. Her adoption fee is $55.>>Gumby is a 2-year old Chihuahua mix whos ready to spice up your home and family. His adoption fee is $150.>>Owen, a 6-year old golden Chihuahua, needs special treatment for a disease and comes with our Cider House bene ts.>>Quincy is a 7-month old hound mix. She has a beautiful coat and would love to make herself at home in a new loving home. Her adoption fee is $75.>>Teko, a 10year old German shepherd/chow mix, came to the shelter facing a certain demise if not taken care of. Hes ready for a forever home.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JANUARY 12-18, 2012 NEWS A35 ...How far can sailors fly?....We fired the gun and burnt the mast, and rowed from ship to shore. The captain cried, we sailors wept: Our tears were tears of joy. Now many moons and many Junes have passed since we made land. A salty dog, the seamans log; Your witness: my own hand. Gary Brooker/Keith Reid, Procol Harumsalt is my no assault teacher: in the fine line between too much and not enough there are never too many cooks with her there is no dead meat. when it rains, it pours: no need for killing or taxation; she is freely availed and unveiled. no entailing birds; no entrailing snails. all merely mirage over a sea in her embrace. no funer al of ferings for community pillars: osmosis rules even in the earth she owns. one taste, she preserves. no compounded interests nor going back to salt mines or is or mes. salt away; salt down with salty wit taken with a grain distilled and fermented. smelling the salts awakening with salty lust in the all ways unhealed wound that is worthy portal. spicy mother, immortal buoyancy, hold me afloat and hallow me out. let this salty dog child come home in you. not feigning madness, tilling the tides salt sowed, yoked beasts unnecessary: all is purified and consecrated liminal and uninsulated uncursed and unconquered. how can one rebuild a dream? in random bits and passing words let this salty dog child come home in you. MUSINGSSalty Dog Rx firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Naples Grande Golf Club invites you to come Explore Golf, Beach, Pool, Spa, Fitness, Tennis & Dining. For more information please contact MARC FREIBURG | PREMIER CLUB 7540 Golden Gate Parkway | Naples, FL 34105 | 239.659.3714 Rees Jones designed course. e Waldorf Astoria Collection. (located at Naples Grande). Naples Grande Tennis Center. With New Greens, the Best Course in Naples Just Got Better!
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BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE LOCAL BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE INDUSTRIES BSECTIONWEEK OF JANUARY 12-18, 2012 Good NABORSFaces from the Naples Area Board of Realtors installation banquet, and more business events. B8-9 INSIDE House HuntingA new home in Port Royal for $8.2 million. B11 The Fool knowsWhat media and marketing company founded in 1906 owns 82 dailies and 23 TV stations? B6 Work is well under way on a $15 million expansion project at The Inn on Fifth in downtown Naples. The plan is for new suites and meeting space for guests as well as more retail locations on Fifth Avenue South. The largest redevelopment effort on the avenue since the start of the 2008 financial crisis, the project involves construction of a three-story, 40,000-square-foot building directly across Fifth Avenue from the inns landmark location. The building will include 32 Club Level suites (the first new hotel rooms in Naples since 2008) plus an 800-square-foot executive boardroom and 12,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Completion is targeted for November 2012. Were on the other side of a serious recession, the economy is growing, and our hotel is experiencing record occupancy. This is the right time for this expansion, says owner Phil McCabe. The demand is certainly here, he says, adding Chase Bank has signed on as an anchor tenant in the new building.Inn on Fifth adding rooms, meeting and retail space SEE INN, B4 BY NANCI THEORETSpecial to Florida WeeklyWALKING INTO A CROWDED ROOM FACED with the potential of not knowing anyone can be as awkward as a blind date. But networking with prospective clients, just like breaking the ice during that first date, is a necessity in todays business climate, according to local business leaders. I dont think Ive met anyone who enjoys net etworking, says Renee Kennedy-Edwards, an executive coach and president of Coaching 4 Success in Bonita Springs, whose work with local and national business clients includes networking strategies. It takes energy. You have to be on. Sometimes it seems people are talking to everybody except you. The face-to-face contact is important not just for cultivating business leads but developing allies and getting your name and your business known. Local chambers of commerce, trade organizations and professional groups host numerous monthly functions that give businesses the opportunity to connect. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce provides more than 100 networking functions annually everything from education-based programs and topical guest speakers to informal pocketful of business card events, speed networking, and Southwest Floridas largest trade show, says Brenda OConnor, senior vice president. These programs give our members access to 1,800 member companies, which collectively employ 60,000 people here in C ollier County, says The art and agony of the meet and greet BusinessnetworkingSEE NETWORKING, B7 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ COURTESY PHOTO
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF JANUARY 12-18, 2012 We are a direct lender offering the following loan products: Making dreams come true... SW Floridas Fastest Growing Mortgage Bank! It would be seemingly impossible to talk about value investing and not mention the name Warren Buffet. Few investors have not heard of his genius and his investment accomplishments accomplishments not just for himself but for his shareholders in Berkshire Hathaway, the publicly traded company comprised of a multitude of acquired companies and scores more investments. Berkshires style ranges from: investing in a small percentage of a companys equity (getting to know you), taking a very meaningful exposure (might want to buy all of you) and full and friendly ownership, even if sized in the mega billions. Because of the stellar rise in Berkshires stock performance over the past 40 years, many a small investor has become a millionaire as he or she got on the Berkshire train when it was first leaving the station, and they never got off. Berkshire is not a bad investment today. However, just because of its sheer mega-billion size, Berkshire is, per Warren himself, constrained in its rate of growth and more gains will come from operations of its acquired companies than from its investment portfolio. Also, some of Warrens recent successful investing is due to his capacity to show up in times of systemic crises (or a particular corporations crisis) with a bundle of billions. He has the ability to strike a deal within hours and close it within days; always making sure that he has been well paid. Beyond excellent stewardship demonstrated by Warren for his shareholders, he has given the investing public money managers and the individual investor alike the inspiration to seek undervalued or valuable companies and proof that consistent out performance is feasible. Warrens successful value investing (i.e. beating the averages) has broken the back of the argument that the equity market is efficient (all available information is known and reflected in the prices of the stocks) as his out performance was not the luck of a good year or a few good years; it was rain or shine good performance. Yes, all information that is publicly available might be knowable (i.e. information dispersion might approximate efficiency) but it is also absolutely true that not all money managers pay attention to all information or process it correctly. As a result, there are under-followed or misunderstood companies and sectors; opportunities to buy on the cheap exist. You might be thinking, Well, isnt this what every equity manager does? and my answer is, No not at all. Many professional investors are attempting to forecast the overall equity market and sector rotation; equity selection might be driven based on those forecasts and have little to do with value analytics. But market forecasting is a daunting task and most managers do a miserable job of it. If market timing is wrong for just a few days that have big moves, then they might really get poor performance. Sector allocation can be akin to jumping from one fast horse to another, ultimately to be in the winners circle unless the rider falls off the horse. The value investors proposition is not to forecast the market or figure sector rotations; rather, it is to fully research a company, determine if its price represents its value, and decide whether to own it, possibly for a long time. Dividends (or a stream of distributions) deemed reliable figure importantly in the analytic process. In online forums (such as Value Forum), the investors collaborate and share information along these lines; the goal is identifying sources of income (far above market norms) and seriously undervalued equities. If value investors get really good at their research and have comfort in their investment decisions, then they concentrate their portfolio in the companies they really like. The goal is not to heighten risk but to make sure that they have not diluted the value of their skill and hard work. Such portfolio concentration was a critical element behind Warrens early success; before he entered the mega billions arena, 10 stocks was a full portfolio limit for him. So, bottom line, 1.) Value investing is still alive and well and a viable pursuit by the average investor; 2.) If you pursue this venture, consider joining an online forum to help you in the heavy lifting of all the research and as a way to get feedback (other than talking to your dog); and 3.) If you are already a value investor and really wanting to follow in all of Warrens footsteps, then consider the merits of greater concentration in your portfolios equity positions. But remember that when markets are tanking, all equities, even value stocks, go lower and it is only asset classes non-correlated or negatively correlated to equities that can buffer such down drafts. As I always recommend, talk to your adviser. Also, consider the merit of having multiple advisers and retaining advisers having expertise in specific investment areas outside the traditional portfolio of stocks and bonds. None of the aforementioned should be construed as investment advice. Jeannette Showalter, CFA is a commodities broker with Worldwide Futures Systems, 571-8896. For midweek commentaries, e-mail showalter@ wwfsyst ems.com. An investment in futures contracts is speculative, involves a high degree of risk and is suitable only for persons who can assume the risk of loss in excess of their margin deposits. You should carefully consider whether futures trading is appropriate for you. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. MONEY & INVESTINGThe value investors proposition f s a b s w h jeannetteSHOWALTER, CFAshowalter@ww fsyst ems.com
Beachfront Gordon Driveis exceptional South Naples beachfront residence is the personication of the much admired and beloved individual who commissioned its construction. e home is nished with engaging attention to detail. $14,000,000 Port Royal Nelsons WalkAbsolutely magnificent environmental views of Naples Bay. Two and one-half platted Port Royal lots with approximately 509 feet (per plat) on the water. Properties may be purchased separately. Port Royal Club membership eligibility. $12,500,000 Port Royal Cutlass LanePerhaps, the nest waterfront property in all of Naples. Designed by architect Jerry De Gennaro and built by Newbury North Associates. A perfect combination of New England and Old Florida style architecture. Port Royal Club membership eligibility. $10,800,000 Port Royal Nelsons WalkSensational vistas from this stunning residence situated on two Port Royal lots with expansive water frontage. Beautiful Southern exposure facing the conuence of Naples Bay and the picturesque inland waterways leading to Rookery Bay and the pristine coastal estuaries. Port Royal Club membership eligibility. $10,900,000Port Royal Galleon DriveTwo and one-half Port Royal lots overlooking Naples Bay with multiple building opportunities. Port Royal Club membership eligibility. $14,975,000Beachfront 13th Avenue SouthA real opportunity is presented for a buyer to take advantage of a very private entrance, leading to this unimproved beachfront property that can some day become a private residence with magnicent Gulf views and no public roads on either side your secret beachfront home just minutes from ird Street South. Price upon request. CAMPBELL & PREBISH, LLC Real Estate Professionalswww.CampbellPrebish.comNaples most exceptional selections.CAMPBELL & PREBISH, LLC | Real Estate Professionals1167 THIRD STREET SOUTH | SUITE 209 | NAPLES, FL 34102 | P. 239.357.6628 | F. 262.4601WWW.CAMPBELLPREBISH.COM Horse Creek Naples, Florida One of the most superb and uniquely located equestrian properties in America. Price upon request. Port Royal Spyglass LaneCommanding views over Treasure Cove from this magnicent estate home situated on one and one-half Port Royal lots. Port Royal Club membership eligibility. $9,450,000 Port Royal Rum RowWith captivating long water views of Galleon Cove, this beautiful Costa del Sol architectural masterpiece captures the essence of Floridas indoor-outdoor lifestyle. Located on one and one-half Port Royal lots, this ve bedroom home is designed for glorious water views. Port Royal Club membership eligibility. $6,850,000
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Port Royal Fort Charles DriveSpectacular long water view estate site. Close to the Port Royal Club. Expansive lot and one-half creates a large building envelope along Morgans Cove. Port Royal Club membership eligibility. $5,900,000Aqualane Shores 8th Street SouthWonderfully designed by Stot Cooney Architects, this home captures the true essence of cottage living while providing the nest of modern day conveniences.e home is situated on an extraordinarily deep, Western exposure lot, which provides the owner with expansive green spaces and open vistas to the wide waters of Flamingo Cove. $4,990,000Old Naples 14th Avenue SouthPerhaps one of the nest locations on the navigable waters abutting Old Naples. is Southern exposure waterfront bungalow and the lush tropical gardens which surround are nestled just one block to the historic 3rdStreet South shopping and dining district. $1,750,000Old Naples 3rd Street NorthJust steps to the beach and nestled in the heart of Old Naples, this stylish single-story home sits among lush tropical gardens that include mature mahogany, palm and citrus trees. e home was substantially rebuilt in 2007, including a new master suite addition. Large rooms feature French doors that open to a private patio and garden areas. $2,475,000Gulf Shore Blvd. CondominiumUnique vistas are had from the main living areas and sizable bedrooms of this beautifully updated Admiralty Point II condominium. Admiralty Points unique setting along the North bank of Doctors Pass and its on-site amenities are among the nest in the Moorings. $674,000 Port Royal Kings Town DriveDramatic views over Treasure Cove from this architectural masterpiece designed by renowned architect Kasimir Korybut. Elegant, yet comfortable, tropical living. Port Royal Club membership eligibility. $5,950,000CAMPBELL & PREBISH, LLC | Real Estate Professionals1167 THIRD STREET SOUTH | SUITE 209 | NAPLES, FL 34102 | P. 239.357.6628 | F. 262.4601WWW.CAMPBELLPREBISH.COM Sancerre, A Condominium Unit 401e turquoise Gulf waters, the ebullient palms, and the fresh white sand merge in the minds eye with the soft palette of interior nishes. Eortless living with available concierge services. $4,290,000 Port Royal Galleon Driveis enchanting Port Royal residence oers a tropical motif, including rich wood nishes, stone ooring, and tongue and groove ceiling treatments. ere are direct views of Limpkin Cove with ample green space for gardening and outdoor entertaining. Port Royal Club membership eligibility. $3,450,000 Port Royal Rum RowBeautiful western exposure on Rum Row with inspiring multidirectional views of Man of War Cove and Hidden Bay. Substantial building envelope. Terric safe harbor, no bridge access to the Gulf of Mexico. Port Royal Club membership eligibility. $4,240,000Port Royal Cutlass LaneCutlass Cove is a coveted address by people who appreciate its safe harbor, proximity to Gordon Pass, and its membership eligibility to join not only the Port Royal Club but, in addition, the Cutlass Cove Beach Club. e size of the property permits a substantial building envelope with sought after southwest exposure. $3,850,000 CAMPBELL & PREBISH, LLC Real Estate Professionalswww.CampbellPrebish.comNaples most exceptional selections.Grey Oaks Day Lily PlaceSouthern exposure site with panoramic views over the 8th fairway of the renowned Pine Course. A substantial building envelope nestled in the heart of the Estates section of Grey Oaks. Grey Oaks is recognized as one of the premier luxury golng communities in southwest Florida, oering world class amenities and ultimate privacy to its residents. $749,000 Port Royal Fort Charles Driveis property has beautiful panoramic views overlooking Morgans Cove, which, allows a substantial building envelope, and is one of the most desired areas of Port Royal as evidenced by the extraordinary quality of the homes recently built around it. Port Royal Club membership eligibility. $5,295,000
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 BUSINESS WEEK OF JANUARY 12-18, 2012 BUSINESS MEETINGS A Job Search Support Group meets from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. Contact Karen Klukiewicz at email@example.com or visit www.napleschamber.org. Partner 4 Performance, a networking group for small business owners, meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second Thursday and from 8:30-10 a.m. on the fourth Thursday of every month at Patrics in Mission West Plaza. Cost is $10, plus $12 for the lunch meeting. For more information, call 9480050 or visit www.partner4performance. com. Y oung Professional Naples meets for networking from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. RSVP by e-mailing Kellybridwell@gmail. com. A networking breakfast and Dress for Success program sponsored by the ODell Group begins at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. Presenters are Tamra Nashman of ExtraOrdinary Image and Joe Genta of Gulfshore Clothier. Sign up at www.napleschamber. org/events. 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 PC Business Users Group will hear about The Latest in Technology from a representative of Best Buy from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave. For more information, visit www.PCBUG.com. 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. 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Like many area chambers, Punta Gordas offers a mixed schedule of breakfast, lunch and after-hours networking opportunities that attract anywhere from 60 to 100 guests. Breakfast and after-hour programs are free and hosted by member businesses; lunches are at area restaurants. Theres currently a two-year waiting list to host breakfast, says John Wright, president. Were very event focused, and networking is a fundamental part of what we do, he says. To help break the ice, after-hour events are often light-hearted and entertaining. A team of diplomats sweeps the room to ensure there are no wallflowers, no ones left on the shelf, says Mr. Wright. We dont want anyone saying, No one spoke to me. New members are also assigned mentors responsible for introducing them to all the benefits the chamber has to offer. They know if a new member hasnt been to a networking event and will offer to pick them up and take them, he says. The Collier Building Industry Association also assigns mentors to new or prospective members, says executive vice president Kathy Curatolo. The mentor spends the networking portion of the evening introducing them to folks and talking about the organization so theyre not left on their own. Relationship building, which we identify networking as, is a critical aspect or benefit of belonging to the CBIA, she adds. The nuclei of our group are builders but we have events that allow them to interact with tradesfolk, interior designers, bankers, insurance companies and an eclectic array of services these types of organizations use. A lot of our members have developed business relationships through the CBIA. Theres a sense of trust that comes through interacting at our events. Networking is so important, the Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce offers four professional networking groups that meet twice a month, says executive director Colleen DePasquale, the former general manager of the Courtyard by Marriott in Estero. Some have as many as 30 members with just one person from every industry. You get to know the other businesses in these groups so you can recommend them. Networking is very important to business, especially in this area, because its so relationship driven. I attended a lot of chamber events and was on the board so when they were looking for a new executive director, I was a candidate. And it wasnt because I sat in my office at the Courtyard. Getting out there is important, says Ms. OConnor of the Naples chamber. The reason the chamber places such a high value on our networking programs is that besides the contacts you meet that may become or refer customers, you can learn about what is happening in the business community, and how those issues can affect your business, she says. We can help attain that competitive edge that may be harder to achieve if you stay within the four walls of your business everyday. Emerging from that shell can be difficult; not everyone is a natural social butterfly, says Ms. Kennedy-Edwards, who works with clients to determine their networking comfort level. If someone is nervous, I help them break out of the mold and feel more confident. But for some people, talking person to person may be better than trying to work a huge room. Even those who can overcome their fears, shouldnt expect immediate success. Youre not likely to become the life of the party or make the deal of a lifetime after just one event. People join the chamber and expect leads to fall in their laps but you really have to work on it, says Ms. Kennedy-Edwards. Just like dating, it takes time to develop a business relationship, trust and interest. And remember, its OK to be nervous; even pros like Ms. KennedyEdwards get a touch of stage fright upon stepping into the unknown. I remember when I was new to the area and didnt know anyone. I would get sick to my stomach walking into some of these events, she says. What I do, and what I have my clients do, is take one day at a time. I paid to belong to a group so I told myself I would go to an event every week and if I didnt like it at the end of the month, I would think about quitting. After a month I was more comfortable and decided Id reassess the situation after one more month. After two months, I started knowing people and by the third month, I was looking forward to going to the events because I knew people. For businesspeople of a certain age, young professionals groups can be beneficial not just for business but expanding ones circle of friends. Stacy Calvino, special events director and a founding member of the Charlotte County Young Professionals, says the 120-member organization of 21to 40-year olds combines networking and social opportunities everything from beer and wine tastings, dodgeball tournaments and camping to its signature cardboard boat race. Most events have a charitable component. We offer something a little bit different than the chamber of commerce, says the community activist. Were like a stepping stone to getting on other boards or getting involved in the chamber. Networking opportunities can be a study sometimes laughable in psychology and human nature. And proper body language and voice tone are among the key factors to success, says Ms. Kennedy-Edwards. An introverts slumped stance, hands in pocket or arms folded across the chest give off an unapproachable vibe Its easy when youre nervous to roll up into a ball, she says. Always have an open stance with your shoulders back, never put your hands in your pocket and always have one hand available to shake. Make direct eye contact. Approaching a group engrossed in a conversation can be advantageous if your 2 cents are applicable. Again, study the body language. Avoid interjecting your thoughts if a group is closely spaced and engaged in direct eye contact. Networking is indeed an art, one that takes practice to perfect. Punta Gorda businesswoman Kay Hill credits the success of her upscale ladies consignment shop, to her membership in the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce. She joined in October 2010, the same month she opened Kays Kloset, a finalist for business of the year and a recent best of winner. When you join the Punta Gorda chamber, you become a family member, if thats what you choose to do, she says. Some people join just for the plaque to hang on their wall. For me, I got involved and made myself available and I cant tell you just how much Ive gotten back. Its unbelievable. Ms. Hill is parlaying that positive experience to help other business owners. Shes mentored several new members. Its hard to put yourself out there, she says. You have to work at it and make contacts but getting your name and your business name out there is the whole ball of wax. I encourage my new members to get involved and attend different functions. I hold their hand for a couple of weeks until they get comfortable. NETWORKINGFrom page 1Tips for successful networking Know Your Target Audience: It makes no sense to stick with an organization if, after a few events, its members have no need for your services. I had one client, a man, who joined a womens group because that was his audience, says Ms. Kennedy-Edwards. He was a big hit and it was easy for him to network. Power Up: Wearing an outfit that makes you confident can boost your comfort level. Keep One Hand Free: The bar and buffet table offer the chance to look busy instead of just standing there. But a drink in one hand and plate in the other often requires a juggling act to complete a proper handshake. That greeting, she says, should be a strong confident shake, not a wimpy wet noodle one. Gender makes no difference here. You should always shake hands when introducing yourself and you should shake both women and mens hands. Glass Half Full: A near empty glass or plate provides the perfect excuse to exit a conversation thats going no where. It gives you an easy out. Keep Business Cards Accessible: Skip awkward moments like fumbling through the purse or wallet by stashing business cards in an easy-to-reach pocket. Treat Business Cards as Valuable Commodities: Its not a game to see how many business cards you can hand out during an event. Your card is valuable, says Ms. Kennedy-Edwards. If youre talking to someone who understands your needs and interests, they will likely indicate they want to stay in contact or ask you for a card. Hello, My Name Is: New acquaintances are more likely to see your name if the ubiquitous name tag is on the right side and printed in a 24-point font size. People shake with their right arm so the name tag is more visible on the right, says Ms. Kennedy-Edwards. Ask Open-Ended Questions: Having an arsenal of questions to ask can help lessen anxiety. People love to talk about themselves, says Ms. Kennedy-Edwards. Ask how the person became interested in his or her career, what he likes about the business, how he differs from the competition and the type of client you might be able to connect him with. Its important to remember youre there to help their business, too. Follow Up: Whittle the pile of newly acquired business cards to just the contacts youre truly interested in, but just like dating, wait a couple of days to reach out. Calling right away can be aggressive or intimidating, says Ms. Kennedy-Edwards. OCONNOR
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Seize the opportunity before this window closes!Seize the opportunity Prices do not reect developer incentives. A sampling of the few remaining units:10th Floor 2 Bedroom + Den, 2.5 Bath, 2,102 ac sq ft $535,000 22nd Floor 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath, 2,210 ac sq ft $819,000 21st Floor 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath, 2,530 ac sq ft $849,000 Penthouse 103 2 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath, 2,630 ac sq ft $899,000 OBTAIN THE PROPE RTY REPORT REQ UIRED BY FEDE RAL LAW AND READ IT BEFORE SI GNING ANYTHING. NO FEDERAL AGENCY HAS JUDGED THE MERITS OR VALUE, IF ANY, OF THIS PROPERTY. ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, MAKE REFERENCE TO THIS AND THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUES, TO BE F URNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LEASEE. Prices subject to change without notice. Membership may be required for full use of select Bonita Bay amenities. Sothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each Ofce Is Independently Owned And Operated.The Lutgert Companies. Strong foundation. Lasting value. Only luxe sky-rise homes remain at Esperia. This is a limited, FINAL OPPORTUNITY to possess one of its enviable residences, with up to 2,600 square feet, surrounded by views that take your breath awayas well as the incomparable lifestyle amenities at Esperia. With the member-owned club, championship golf, gulf access, beach club and extensive outdoor recreation exclusively at Bonita Bay, living at Esperia isan opportunity you must act on right away.Models open daily. Call today 239-495-1105 Visit us online at bonitabay.com 7 7
REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE LOCAL INDUSTRY B11WEEK OF JAN. 12-18, 2012 Our Portfolio of Southwest Floridas Rental Properties RENTAL DIVISION239.262.4242 800.749.7368PremierSothebysRealty.com Sothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each Oce Is Independently Owned And Operated.RENTNAPLES.COMNAPLES AREAPine Ridge-Stratford Place 3BR/2BA/1 townhouse, recently remodeled in a gated community. unfurnished, no pets $1,250 Coquina Sands-Banyan Club2BR/2BAs, within walking distance to beach. 2nd oor, unfurnished. $1,500 Wyndemere3BR/2BAs, 4th oor with elevator. Unfurnished or furnished. Covered Parking. $2,000 Kensington 2+den/2nd oor with garage furnished, no pets $2,300Park Shore-Horizon House2BR/2BAs, 5th oor, gulf views, furnished $2,500FT. MYERSESTERO BONITA SPRINGS AREA ANNUAL RESIDENCES Estero Marsh Landing 3BR/2BAs, 1-car garage unfurnished on 2nd oor $1,200 Shadow Wood Preserve 2+den/3BAs, unfurnished with lake views $1,295Bonita Bay Esperia3BR/3BAs, furnished or unfurnished $3,000South Ft. Myers Bello LagoSingle family home with 2BR = den and pool. Furnished. $4,000Clive Daniel Home welcomes Design Studio by RaymondThe Design Studio by Raymond, a division of Raymond Building Supply, is showcasing its products at the new Clive Daniel Home showroom in the former Robb & Stucky building in Naples. The Design Studio space inside the 85,000-square-foot building has a wine bar and caf display featuring Rutt HandCrafted cabinetry and Viking and U-line appliances; Eurocraft and Spazzi closet systems; a full kitchen featuring The Design Studios own brand of cabinetry called Lifestyle Cabinetry; Miele appliances with remote vision technology; four outdoor kitchens with Atlantis cabinetry and Alfresco and Viking appliances; custom exterior and interior door units; and custom moldings and hardware. Clive Daniel Home displays midto high-end home furnishings, carpets, draperies and linens, architectural accents and antique reproductions. The showroom also has a framing gallery and a gift boutique. Clive Daniel Home at 2777 Tamiami Trail N. House Hunting is a Florida Weekly feature that focuses on one listing in the local marketplace.A classically elegant new home in Port Royal has been coupled with an expansive, tropically landscaped waterfront property to create a private haven that invites the definitive indoor-outdoor lifestyle. The residence is framed by beautifully manicured grounds and features an open-air swimming pool that glistens on the sunlit deck. A screened porch with fireplace looks out to the pool, Jacuzzi and lawn. Antique wood beams accentuate the ceilings in the family room and adjoining kitchen. Dark wood flooring contrasts beautifully with the white kitchen cabinetry and light tones of the family room. The formal living room boasts an 11-foot ceiling and a two-story fireplace that is bordered by custom bookcases. A gallery leads to the master quarters replete with hisand-her baths and walk-in closets, an exercise room and separate office. Two guest suites are on the first level and one is upstairs with a covered balcony overlooking the pool area. Garage parking for four cars and a boat dock add to the enjoyment of this extraordinary home that is offered for $8.2 million and is eligible for Port Royal Club membership. Karen Van Arsdale of Premier Sothebys International Realty is the listing agent. For more information, call 860-0894. House Hunting: 1203 Spyglass Lane COURTESY PHOTO A wine bar by The Design Studio by Raymond is on display at the Clive Daniel Home showroom in Naples.
YACHT HARBOUR COVE 5075 YACHT HARBOR CIRCLE #604Views of Windstars Marina & Naples Bay. 3BR plus a Study/3.5BA residence with 640 sq. ft. of covered balcony. O ered at $1,200,000 KEY WEST LIFESTYLE IN OLDE NAPLES 1355 4TH STREET S.Just 4 blocks from the beach! Stunning 4BR/3.5BA/2 Car residence with wrap around verandah. O ered at $1,249,000 EMERALD LAKES 7156 MILL POND CIRCLEIncredibly priced 3BR/2BA residence with southern exposure & room for pool. O ered at $234,900 MERIDIAN CLUB IN PARK SHORE 4901 GULF SHORE BLVD. #1203Tastefully updated beachfront 2+Den/3BA with fabulous views of the Gulf, Bay & City with impact windows. Hosted by Kay Miller 239-898-3693. $1,149,000 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. GRAND PHOENICIAN AT THE DUNES 275 INDIES WAY TERRACE 6 is 3BR/3BA residence includes a private elevator, electric hurricane shutters, community pool & workout facility. O ered at $669,000 SOLD OPEN SUNDAY 14 Picture Perfec View... WATERFRONT IN THE MOORINGS | 210 SPRINGLINE DRIVEMinutes from Doctors Pass & the Gulf 3BR+Den, 3.5BA pool home on .45 acre lot with 167 of waterfront living, 2 boat docks one with a 20lb. lift O ered at $2,299,000
Visit your new house today!www.OpenHouseSWFL.comThe rst stop to nding your new house!OpenHouse Southwest Florida lists the open houses for any given day in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero. Customize your search by choosing location, living area, price range and more, quickly and easily.We make nding your new home easy!The Of cial Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero REALTORS Website Jacki Strategos SRES, G.R.I., e-Pro239-370-1222JStrategos@att.netwww.JackiStrategos.com Richard Droste Realtor239email@example.com 4.77 acres residential or other possibilities special zoning w/tax savings.11441Riggs Road $299,000 COMPLETELY CLEAREDSpacious 3/2, 1st coach home. Custom cabinets throughout, soaring tray ceilings. No Mandatory Club fees. Rialto at Hammock Bay $328,000 PRETTY VIEW 2007 home w/stunning features. SS appliances. Peaceful setting on culde-sac overlooking lake.6163 Dogleg Court $399,000 MOTIVATED SELLER Illustrated Properties 239.287.6732 239.370.8687 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 4 BR,3.5BA From the engaging front porch you will love this gracious and private pool with lake views! A MUST SEE! Furniture package avl. $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. $315,000 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 Verona Walk Heritage Greens Model perfect 4BR,3.5 BA Carlyle is just stunning! Interior boast all the desirable features today's buyers is looking for, granite, stainless, tile in living areas, plantation shutters,newer A/C ,extensive trim work, large screen lanai with lake views, full hurricane protection and more! Price to sell $450,000 A Wonderful Windsor! Spacious 4 bedroom plus den, 3 full baths, South facing heated pool, electric hurricane shutters, quick closing available. $499,000 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 NEW LISTING 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 Estate sale motivated! Clean Oakmont ready for new owner. $324,900 PENDING GREAT BUY 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 GREAT BUY Jolene MunzenriederREALTOR, PA, ABR239-860-2324A Top Producing, Multi Award Winning AgentJolene@JoleneSellsNaples.Com www.JoleneSellsNaples.com Dont just enjoy the Naples lifestyle Own it. THIS IS THE TIME TO BUY! LOW INTEREST RATES & PRICES! CallBuying or Selling?
3 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHS, $399,950 RECORDED INFO 24 HOURS CALL 1-877-315-3717 ID #1001 2 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHS, $129,000 RECORDED INFO 24 HOURS 1-877-315-3717 ID #1010 4 BEDROOMS, 3.5 BATHS RECORDED INFO 24 HOURS CALL 1-877-315-3717 ID #1020 Wyndemere Windstar "Marketing Masters of Southwest Florida" Richard T. Dingfelder239-961-9896 firstname.lastname@example.org www.NaplesLists.com 24-Hour Recorded Information Hotline!Call 1-877-315-3717 Anytime 24 Hours a Day for a Recorded Description of Any of These Featured Properties!Enter ID Number to Hear a Property DescriptionComing Soon Sales Center 10-6pm I 13100 Plantation Roadwww.bellacasaluxury.com Oral representation cannot be relied upon as correctly stating representations of the developer for correct representations, make reference to this brochure and to the documents required by section 718.503, orida statues, to be furnished by a developer to buy or lessee.LUXURY DECORATED MODELS OPEN DAILY off Daniels Pkwy & Plantation Road (239) 288-5117 LOW$80sfrombrand new units The Best Location in Fort Myers Can NOW be yours TODAY! 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. Denny Grimes, CRS, ABR, CDPE, MBA Serving SW Florida for 30 YearsSTEP 1: We agree on a price and a deadline STEP 2: I sell your home at that price by the deadline or have it bought for cash! Certi ed Distressed Property ExpertIll Sell Your Home Guaranteed! Its that simple! Also, if my buyer is unhappy of charge. And remember If youre not satis ed, YOU CAN FIRE ME ANYTIME. Thats a guarantee! James W. BatesPreviews International Specialist International Presidents CircleDirect (239) 961-3973Gabriele H. Vretta Direct (239) 784-0249 Fabulous Tiburon $259,000 Two Story Single Family Pool Home $218,875 Open House Sun 1-4 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. PLEASE CONTACT LISA TASHJIAN TODAY TO VIEW THESE AND OTHER NAPLES HOMES (239) 259-7024 Lisa_Tashjian@comcast.net 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. Gulf Access, steps to Beach. Ask about Boat Dock/Cabana! $1,495,000 OPEN HOUSE6001 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. $669,000 OPEN HOUSESteps to the Beach...
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INTEGRITY EXPERTISE DIRECTION FOR REAL ESTATE AMERIVEST Realty Pelican Isle II #302: 2677SF, LaPlaya Memb. Avail. & Marina Bay Slip Available. $749,000Pelican Isle II #702: New A/C units & water heater, W. views of the Gulf of Mexico. $899,000 Pelican Isle II #402: Granite kit, wood/tile rs, Gulf of Mexico views, 3/3 2677SF. $839,000 Pelican Isle III #602: Waterfront! Marble oors, new decor, 2 lanais, 2677SF. $799,000 Pelican Isle II #404: Waterfront, amazing views, furnished, 4/3.5Ba., end unit. $1,099,000 Pelican Isle II #303: Walk into breathtaking views, wood rs, granite kit. $829,000 Pelican Isle III #605: 3096SF, lanais off living & Master suite, amazing views. $1,499,000. Boat Slips Available: Boaters dream 1200 yards from your slip to the Gulf of Mexico. www.GulfnGolfNaples.com www.WigginsPass.com www.Fosterteam.Listingbook.com www.youtube.com/fosterteamnaples email@example.com GENE FOSTER 239.253.8002 BRIDGETTE FOSTER 239.253.8001 'Download AT&T code or = scanner on your 'Smart phone' and read our QR code' Residences of Pelican Isle PENDINGOpen House Sunday, January 15th 1-4pm Custom built 4 Br, 4.5 BA plus study situated on an extra large estate home-site overlooks peaceful estuaries, natural wildlife corridor and Naples most spectacular sunsets. An immense 2500 sq ft lanai and deck along with a very large negative edge pool and spa provides for the grandest of outside entertaining. Dont Let This Home Slip Away! Quite a Deal at $1,495,000 Beautifully situated on a premier cul-de-sac lot with views of lake, fairway and clubhouse this majestic residence exudes traditional grace and beauty. Magnificent lanai, replete with marble flooring and grand alcoves house an awesome black bottom pool with spa and outdoor kitchen. A remarkable home for a remarkable price at $1,695,000747 Brentwood Pt.CINDY BASS-WOOD B B / / O O O 239-287-8681REAGAN ROBERTS B B B B A A A A b b b b b t t n n f f 239-860-4578 OPEN HOUSE Sunday Jan. 15th 1-4pm OPEN HOUSE Sunday Jan. 15th 1-4pm200 Audubon Blvd. A Member Owned Debt Free Club!!
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239-404-8222 ROBYN PFISTER GRIFFIN PORT ROYAL 3243 Gin Lane $7,495,000 MOORINGS 540 Putter Point Place $2,149,000 Open House All Weekend 1pm 4pm, January 13th, 14th, 15th
NOWMORE THAN EVER With three exceptional private neighborhoods in which to choose from Torino, Miramonte and Traditions the time to buy at Grey Oaks could not be more perfect. NAPLES PREMIER CLUB COMMUNITY Grey Oaks remains the right club in the right place: Naples number-one-rated private club, with 54 holes of championship golf, eight Har-Tru tennis courts and a 5,550-square-foot tness center. UNPRECEDENTED VALUE New prices offer unprecedented value on the home you have long desired a home to be enjoyed by you and your family for generations to come. Here, you enjoy the privilege of holding the keys to your future. Visit our sales of ce to take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity.VILLAS AT MIRAMONTE AND TORINO PRICED FROM JUST UNDER $1 Million THE BOUGAINVILLEA at Torino he Right Time, the Right Place, the Right Price.T239.262.5557 800.294.2426 www.greyoaks.comAirport Pulling Road, north of Golden Gate Parkway in the heart of Naples. ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECT STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS BY THE DEVELOPER, MAKE REFERENCE TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTE, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE.Grey Oaks is offered by Grey Oaks Realty, Inc., a licensed real estate broker. Prices, features and availability subject to change without notice.THE HIBISCUS at Miramonte Previously owned homes available from the $600s to over $6 million.
BROKER PARTICIPATION WELCOMED. ORAL REPRESENTATION CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELO PER. SECOYA RESERVE DEVELOPED BY SECOYA, LLC AND BLACK BEAR RIDGE DEVELOPED BY BLACK BEAR RIDGE NAPLES, LLC MEMBER OF THE STOCK DEVELOPMENT FAMILY OF COMPANIES. THE RENDERINGS, DESIGNS AND OTHER DEPICTIONS MAY BE OF LOCATIONS OR ACTIVITIES NOT ON THE PROPERTY HOWEVER, ARE BASED ON CURRENT DEVELOPMENT PLANS AND ARE FOR THE PURPOSE OF ILLUSTRATION ONLY AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. Come see our gorgeous model homes today. Open 10:00 AM 5:00 PM, 7 days a week.Single family homes from 2,062 sq. ft. starting at $299,990.Located on Vanderbilt Beach Road, east of I-75 and west of 951.239.514.2706 Developer of the YearStockDevelopment.comSingle family homes from 1,809 sq. ft starting at $289,990.Located off Livingston Road on Veterans Memorial Blvd. approximately 2 miles north of Immokalee Road.239.514.1215 For a limited time with the purchase of a home at Secoya Reserve, RECEIVE $10,000 IN OPTIONS AND UPGRADES! Choose from a variety of single-family home designs ranging from two to ve bedrooms in this exclusive gated North Naples community. $10,000IN OPTIONS & UPGRADES!Single-family home designs ranging from two to ve bedrooms in this exclusive gated North Naples community*Free Pool only at Black Bear Ridge. Secoya Reserve FREE POOLWITH EVERY HOME! Black Bear Ridge AWARD-WINNING DEVELOPER! DESIRABLE NORTH NAPLES LOCATION!
Life in Perfect Harmony FiddlersCreek.com Residences from the $300s to $2 million.At Fiddlers Creek Mother Nature brings out the best in human nature. Here two-thirds of our nearly 4,000 acres are dedicated primarily to lakes, parks, golf courses, recreational areas and nature preserves. Relax by a waterfall at our magnificent 54,000 square foot Club & Spa. Residents also enjoy the resort style pool complex, tennis, restaurants, and a very active social calendar. Join The Tarpon Club and enjoy boating and fishing on the Gulf of Mexico, dining and access to sugar-sand beaches. Join The Golf Club, ranked in Golfweeks Top 100 Best Residential Golf Courses for the 7th consecutive year and under the watchful eye of a Snowy Egret. If Fiddlers Creek in Naples, FL sounds perfect to you, visit us today or call (239)732-9300. Fiddlers Creek Sales Center Mon. to Sat. 9am to 6pm Sun. 10am to 5pm (239)732-93008152 Fiddlers Creek Parkway, Naples, Florida 34114 Located on Collier Boulevard on the way to Marco Island Where magic hour lasts a lifetime. Where water and wildlife are protected. 11 Fiddlers Creek Community, LLC. Fiddlers Creek Realty, Inc. Licensed Real Estate Broker. This is a general description o f the membership opportunities and amenities at Fiddlers Creek and should not be relied upon for the purpose of deciding to acquire a residential unit or hom esite. Please review the complete Membership Documents, including without limitation, the Membership Plans and the Rules and Regulations for these clubs which are provided, or made available upon request. All features, amenities, prices, deposits, fees and availability are subject to change without notice. Ownership of property within Fiddlers Creek does not entitle an Owner to any right, title, interest, or otherwise to use all planned clu b facilities, but rather an opportunity to join, subject to club approval, payment of dues, deposits, fees, and applicable regulations. Wet slips within th e Tarpon Club Marina are available for rental to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact Fiddlers Creek Sales Center for specif ic information regarding any proposed facility.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB26 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF JANUARY 12-18, 2012 THE FUTURE OF NEWSPAPERS IS HERE FREE FOR ALLEnjoy a complete issue of Florida Weekly on your iPad. Get News, Arts & Entertainment, Business & Real Estate, everything that is in the print edition, now on the iPad.Download our FREE App today! Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.com Chris Adkins was named Salesperson of the Month for December at WCI Communities Manchester Square in Naples. A longtime Naples resident with more than 22 years experience in the Southwest Florida real estate market, Mr. Adkins was named National Builder Salesperson of the Year for 11 years and Salesperson of the Year by the Collier Building Industry Association for five years. Mary Manganiello has been named Salesperson of the Month for December at Tiburn in North Naples. She has held new homes sales positions in various WCI Communities over the past 12 years and rejoins the Tiburn sales team from her most recent position as a Realtor with Prudential Florida Realty in Naples. A University of Florida graduate and licensed real estate professional since 1986, she has achieved several top sales awards throughout her career. Lauren Maxwell has joined American Eagle Mortgage Company as vice president to open the companys office in on Trade Center Way in Naples. A Naples resident who moved from Boston in 1988, Ms. Maxwell has worked with CTX Mortgage, Pulte Homes Mortgage, Market Street Mortgage and Charter Funding in capacities including processor, loan officer, operations manager, closing manager and loan coordinator. Moraya Bay, the luxury beachfront condominium project developed by Signature Communities/Soave Real Estate, hasearned five awards from the National Association of Home Builders Sales and Marketing Council. The project won silver awards in the categories of Best Display of Community Branding, Best Custom Home Interior Design, Best Brochure, Best Color Advertisement and Best Multi-Family Product Design. LB Mediterra LLC has extended the services of Mediterra Realty LLC to serve the resale needs of homeowners in Mediterra. Mediterra Realty operates out of the communitys sales center off Livingston Road. Real estate veteran Joni Albert, who most recently was a Broker Associate with Premier Sothebys International Realty in Naples, will manage the activities of the new company. Mediterra Realtys home sales team of Amy Nease and Lawrence Middleton will be available to show resales within Mediterra and will continue to represent Mediterras Preferred Builders. The Womens Council of RealtorsBonita Springs Estero Chapter, meets for networking, lunch and a program about Negotiating Strategies by Kim Dickey beginning at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at Pelican Sound. The afternoons sponsor is Bill Delayo Jr., general manager of Wildcat Run Golf & Country Club. RSVP by calling 948-4331. REAL ESTATE NEWSMAKERS COURTESY PHOTOVIP Realty Group collected and stuffed 65 stockings that were sent to troops overseas for the holidays. Denise Novak with Mortgage Group Services helped coordinate the donations from the five main VIP offices across Southwest Florida.ADKINS MANGANIELLO MAXWELL
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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. PELICAN BAY PELICAN MARSHpremiersothebysrealty.com PELICAN BAY CLARIDGE #15B Highly desirable 2BR + den residence. City, golf course & Gulf views. Move-in condition. Near beach tram access. $749,000 Larry Roorda | 860-2534 PELICAN BAY POINTE I Beautifully updated. Freshly painted interior, granite & SS kitchen, plantation shutters, upgraded tile/carpeting. $695,000 Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741 PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL 7117 Peilcan Bay Blvd #1203 Stunning, immaculate 3BR/3BA luxury tower residence. Incredible enhancements throughout. Spectacular Gulf views.$1,425,000 | Jean Tarkenton | 595-0544 PELICAN BAY ST. KITTS #805 An immaculate 3BR high-rise condominium with a gorgeous Gulf view. Neutral backgrounds, upgraded living space.$676,500 | Jean Tarkenton | 595-0544 PELICAN BAY ST. LUCIA #105 Lovely 3BR+den condominium lives like a single-family home. Walk to private beach. Heated pool/spa, tness center.$449,000 | Richard/Susie Culp | 290-2200 PELICAN BAY ST. MAARTEN#904 Southwest corner 2BR/2BA + den with direct Gulf views! Screened lanai, neutral tile, updated kitchen. Furnished.$599,900 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741 PELICAN BAY ST. MARISSA#1402 Stunning 14th oor 2BR + den with SW views. Updated kitchen. Pool, private beach access, tness & tennis centers.$549,000 | Ann Marie Shimer | 825-9020 PELICAN BAY ST. MARISSA#2003 Breathtaking unobstuctive Gulf views! Completely renovated, professionally furnished. Private beach & tennis clubs.$725,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731 PELICAN BAY ST. MARISSA#802 Panoramic views of the Gulf & private beach access just steps away. This 2BR/2BA+den home has been nicely updated.$524,000 | Craig Jones | 403-4510 PELICAN BAY ST. PIERRE#2104 Wow sparkling 2BR/2BA with Gulf panorama & golf views. Updated kitchen & baths. Tennis, pool, spa & beach tram.$759,900 | Kelli Boehm | 273-8453 PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL7117 Peilcan Bay Blvd #401 Immaculate 3 bedroom residence has marble ooring throughout, additional upgrades & view of sun sinking into Gulf.$1,295,000 | Jean Tarkenton | 595-0544 PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL7117 Peilcan Bay Blvd #501 Understated elegance, gorgeous polished marble ooring, electric shutters, impact glass & 9 ceilings throughout.$1,425,000 | Jean Tarkenton | 595-0544 PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL#602 Lives Large. Professionally remodeled, stunning Gulf views, 6th oor 2BR/2BA+ den in a premier, luxury high-rise.$895,000 | Linda Piatt | 269-2322 PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL7117 Peilcan Bay Blvd #608 This bright, cheerful, nicely upgraded 2 bedroom home has a Gulf view from living, dining, kitchen and bedrooms.$765,000 | Jean Tarkenton | 595-0544 PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL7117 Peilcan Bay Blvd #901 Ninth oor 3BR/3BA luxury tower residence with 2,500 SF under air, extensive upgrades and fabulous view of Gulf.$1,595,000 | Jean Tarkenton | 595-0544 PELICAN BAY PELICAN BAY WOODS 701 Tamarind Ct. Prime location, very large 4BR/4BA+den home. Lovely lake view. Expansive storage, 3-car garage, cul-de-sac setting. $1,695,000 | John Hamilton/Carol Gilman/Dorcas Briscoe | 641-3270PELICAN BAY TIERRA MAR 584 Tierra Mar Lane This exquisitely remodeled, lakeside villa includes upgraded kitchen, renovated bathrooms and pool. $969,000 | Linda Piatt | 269-2322PELICAN BAY VILLAS AT PELICAN BAY 561 Gulf Park Drive #4 Upgraded 2-story attached villa. Main level master, 2nd oor master overlooks golf. Owner nancing available. $749,000 | Kathy Morris | 777-8654 PELICAN MARSH ARIELLE#1301 Long lake views & sunsets from this 3BR plus den, 2,661 total SF upstairs corner residence with 2-car garage. $299,000 Terri Moellers/Sharon Kaltenborn | 404-7887 PELICAN MARSH BAY LAUREL ESTATES Casually elegant 4BR/5.5BA + den courtyard residence with separate 2-story guest cabana. Lake & golf course views. $1,899,000 Terri Moellers/Sharon Kaltenborn | 404-7887 PELICAN MARSH CLERMONT #102 Meticulously maintained 3BR/2BA has 2-car garage. Picturesque lake/golf views. Golf & social memberships available. $369,900 Sue Black | 250-5611 PELICAN MARSH CLERMONT #202 Intimate gated enclave, this coach home lives like a single-family home, attached garage. Steps to community pool. $335,000 Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 PELICAN MARSH CLERMONT #202 Open, colorful tree-top 3BR/2BA corner coach home. New features, garden views. Tennis, golf membership available. $389,900 Tess McCarthy/Tom McCarthy | 207-0118 PELICAN MARSH ISLAND COVE 2271 Island Cove Cir Elegant 2BR/2.5BA with lake views, privacy, optional den/3rd bedroom suite, ne nishings and extended lanai. $575,000 | Linda Perry/Judy Perry & Penny/Bob Lyle | 261-6161 PELICAN MARSH ISLAND COVE 2276 Island Cove Cir Gorgeous sunset views from expanded lakeside lanai. Furnished 3BR/3BA detached villa. Social/golf club memberships. $549,000 Terri Moellers/Sharon Kaltenborn | 404-7887 PELICAN MARSH IVY POINTE Impeccable expanded courtyard home with preferred S exposure. Beautiful lakefront setting. Pool and guest cabana. $815,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678 PELICAN MARSH MONT CLAIRE#201 Absolutely striking lake & golf course vistas. Second oor 3BR/3BA + den coach home. Golf club, turnkey furnished. $620,000 Terri Moellers/Sharon Kaltenborn | 404-7887 PELICAN MARSH MUIRFIELDExpansive and serene SW lake views! Impeccably maintained and updated 4BR/3BA+den home. Family room opens to pool. $1,195,000 Terri Moellers/Sharon Kaltenborn | 404-7887 PELICAN MARSH MARSH LINKSExceptional 4BR/4.5BA plus den home features golf views, granite countertops & spacious lanai. Membership included. $1,800,000 Terri Moellers/Sharon Kaltenborn | 404-7887 PELICAN MARSH MARSH LINKSAmazingly priced 4BR/6.5BA estate home. Gated community, screened lanai with innity edge pool/ spa & 4-car garage. $1,790,000 Terri Moellers/Sharon Kaltenborn | 404-7887 PELICAN MARSH BAY LAUREL ESTATES Pool, spa, and waterfall on quiet preserve. Lovely main home, 2-story 5 room cabana. Large outdoor living area. $1,899,900 Larry/Mary Catherine White | 287-2818 PELICAN MARSH BAY LAUREL ESTATES Southern exposure adds light to this 2-story 4BR/4.5BA home + 4,000 sq. ft. outdoor space with pool, spa, kitchen. $2,325,000 Terri Moellers/Sharon Kaltenborn | 404-7887 PELICAN MARSH RAVENNA 2433 Ravenna Blvd. #101 Breathtaking lake & golf course views from this 2BR + den carriage home. Great space & light-lled rooms, garage. $315,000| Terri Moellers/Sharon Kaltenborn | 404-7887PELICAN MARSH RAVENNA 2449 Ravenna Blvd #102 This darling, upgraded coach home has it all! Easy maintenance lifestyle. Private end residence. Golf/lake views. $375,000| Janet Rathbun | 860-0012PELICAN MARSH BAY LAUREL ESTATES 8723 Spikerush Lane Privately gated enclave. Choose your own builder, over one-half acre with southeastern exposure on a cul-de-sac. $499,000 | Ray Couret/Leah Ritchey | 289-0433PELICAN MARSH SWEET BAY 9328 Sweetgrass Way Gracious 2-story 5BR/6.5BA estate pool home in a small tree-lined enclave with lake view to the signature 5th hole. $2,395,000 | Terri Moellers/Sharon Kaltenborn | 404-7887PELICAN MARSH TERRABELLA 9120 Terrabella Court Tranquil southern lake views. An elegant & nely crafted 3BR/3.5BA+den home. Aqualink pool, spa & summer kitchen. $1,295,000 | Terri Moellers/Sharon Kaltenborn | 404-7887PELICAN MARSH TERRABELLA 9033 Terranova Drive Large, private lake-front property. Separate guest cabana, 4BR+den, open-air courtyard, pool, spa and 3-car garage. $1,825,000 | Rod/Trish Soars | 290-2448PELICAN MARSH TERRABELLA 9057 Terranova Drive In a neighborhood of 58 estate villas, this home has stunning lake/golf views. Large lanai has pool, spa & kitchen. $1,650,000 | Sharon Kaltenborn/Terri Moellers | 248-1964PELICAN MARSH VENTURA 8816 Ventura Way Expansive great room & kitchen. Spinnaker oor plan, 3 BR plus loft/den, lanai with pool. Attached 2-car garage.$375,000 | Pat Duggan | 216-1980PELICAN MARSH PORTOFINO 1481 Via Portono Amazing lake & golf views. Uniquely private, oversized lanai & side yard. Immaculate 5BR/4.5BA + den. S. exposure. $1,285,000 | Leah Ritchey/Ray Couret | 289-0433 OPEN SUN. OPEN SUN. OPEN SUN. OPEN SUN. OPEN SUN. PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL #1005 Stunning 4BR/4BA residence with amazing views to the Gulf & golf course. Private cabana & 2 prime parking spaces. $2,000,000 Jean Tarkenton | 595-0544 PELICAN BAY VILLAS OF PELICAN BAY Wonderful bright 1-story 2BR/2BA+den villa with spectacular golf views. Walk to beach, country club, tennis & pool. $575,000 | Phyllis ODonnell/ Patrick ODonnell | 269-6161 PELICAN MARSH BAY LAUREL ESTATES Lakefront estate with endless lake/golf views in a gated neighborhood. Pristine 5BR/6.5BA+den home with pool & spa. $1,975,000 | Richard/Susie Culp | 290-2200 PELICAN MARSH OSPREY POINTE #201 View the lake & golf course scenery from this immaculate 2nd oor coach home. Upgraded 3BR/3BA, den plus oce.$699,000 | Kathy Morris | 777-8654 PELICAN MARSH ISLAND COVEStunning SE lake view! Beautifully maintained 2BR/2.5BA+den detached villa. Tile oors, newer A/C, 2-car garage. $550,000 Terri Moellers/Sharon Kaltenborn | 404-7887 PELICAN BAY CHATEAUMERE ROYALE 6000 pelican Bay Blvd #504 Rarely available end residence provides panoramic Gulf views. Well-maintained 2BR/2BA, amenity-rich building. $595,000 | Sandra McCarthy-Meeks | 287-7921 OPEN SUN. OPEN SUN. OPEN SUN. OPEN SUN.
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. PELICAN BAYpremiersothebysrealty.com CALAIS#102 Not one element has been missed in this 1st oor condominium! Lives like a villa with fairway views, beach tram. $585,000 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars | 216-1973 CAP FERRAT #1905 Magnicent 19th oor residence, 3BR/3BA+den, wide Gulf, preserve/golf views. Turnkey furnished, European quality. $1,895,000 | John Hamilton/ Dorcas Briscoe/Carol Gilman 641-3270 CAP FERRAT PH An extraordinary Penthouse with panoramic Gulf views! A perfect interior+terraces encompassing 6,800 SF. Furnished. $5,490,000 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars | 216-1973 CHANTECLAIR Very spacious, well-maintained 3BR/3BA singlefamily/detached villa with 2-car garage. Pool, 1 block to beach tram. $784,900 Heidi Deen | 370-5388CHATEAUMERE 6060 Pelican Bay Blvd. #203 Gorgeous unobstructed lake/ golf views! Spacious 2BR/2.5BA, only 20 residences. Pools, walk to tennis, beach tram. $424,888 | Heidi Deen | 370-5388 CHATEAUMERE ROYALE#901 Panoramic scenes of the Gulf, golf course, lakes & city night lights. Walk to beach, tennis & upscale shops/dining. $549,000 Larry/Mary Catherine White | 287-2818 CHATEAUMERE ROYALE#PH2 Two-story 4BR Penthouse, S. views of Gulf, golf, lakes/city. Renovated, latest codes, walk to beach/tennis, Phil. $1,199,000 Larry/Mary Catherine White | 287-2818 CHATEAUMERE#401 Beautiful 4th oor 3BR/3BA end residence. Lake, golf/Gulf views. Golf course (membership required), beach access. $499,900 Sue Black/Kristin Mikler | 250-5611 CLARIDGE #PH-A Fabulous views rearround from SW corner 3BR/2BA Penthouse. Grand architectural detail, 2,026 SF A/C, terraces. $1,199,000 | Carol Gilman/John Hamilton/ Dorcas Briscoe | 404-3253 COCOBAY Unbelievably striking Tuscan-style villa! Every imaginable update from the new roof to the top-ofthe-line kitchen. $1,850,000 | Jeri Richey | 269-2203 COCOBAY 7853 Cocobay Dr Courtyard home has a separate guest cabana with full bath and main house with exible plan. Heated pool, spa.$1,399,999 | Cathy Owen | 269-3118 COCOBAY One-of-a-kind 2-story villa. Terric golf/lake views, 4,400 SF A/C, guest house, 4BR/4.5BAs, den. Heated pool/spa.$2,395,000 | Jane Darling | 290-3112 CRESCENT #2021 Top oor 3BR plus family room, 2.5BA coach home, private elevator, 2-car garage. Private beach access, tennis.$645,000 | Chris Wortman | 273-2072 CRESCENT #A-35 Open 3rd oor 2BR overlooks treetops, lake & golf course. Close to community pool, spa & clubhouse. Beach tram.$639,000 | Beth McNichols | 821-3304 DORCHESTER #206 Open and spacious 3BR/3BA with tranquil preserve and landscaped views from the 3 lanais. Walk to private beach.$485,000 | Pat Duggan | 216-1980 GEORGETOWNDramatic & elegant home with sweeping golf views. The best in nishes, marble & wood ooring, & 3-car garage.$2,100,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 GLENVIEW#PH3 Welcoming beautiful Gulf/city views, 3BR/3BA Penthouse. Lifetime health care component, 24-hour security & more! $1,365,000 Marlene Suarez/V.K. Melhado | 290-0585 GRAND BAYTropical pool courtyard, lush landscaping. Stunning 4BR/4BA villa includes separate guest house. Lakeside lanai. $1,625,000 | Linda Piatt | 269-2322 GRAND BAYLush golf course views. Totally screened pool courtyard, 1BR guest house, 2BR+oce main house. Gated, beach tram. $1,695,000 | Linda Piatt | 269-2322 BARRINGTONPremier lot with a gracious, modern, spacious 4BR/5BA home with 4,261 sq. ft. under air. Lake & golf course view.$2,350,000 | Jane Darling | 290-3112 BARRINGTONGolf course views. Elegant, immaculate 3BR/3BA+den home. Marble & tile oors, high ceilings, large covered lanai.$1,890,000 | Jane Darling | 290-3112 GROSVENOR#1206 Outstanding Gulf views, spacious 3BR/3BA condominium, over 2,500 SF living area. Updated building, beach access. $879,000 Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 GROSVENOR6001 Pelican Bay Blvd#1705 Spectacular views, 17th oor sky-high living! Granite & marble in updated kitchen. Extra-large two bedroom. $749,000 | Jeri Richey | 269-2203 GROSVENOR#202 This 2,500+ A/C SF residence occupies the West/Northwest corner. Two master suites + 3rd BR/den. Large balcony. $575,000 Linda Perry/Judy Perry | 261-6161 GROSVENOR#302 Rare direct 3BR/3BA front residence with western Gulf views. In perfect condition. Pool, tness room, beach tram. $799,000 Pat Duggan | 216-1980 PELICAN BAY WOODSSerene elegance, extraordinary 2-story 7 bedroom sanctuary. Secluded pool/patio area, cabana with full bath/sauna. $2,125,000 Cathy Owen | 269-3118 INTERLACHEN#114 Expansive views of golf course from this 3BR/2BA 1st oor end residence. Featuring upgraded kitchen, & new A/C. $595,000 Jane Darling | 290-3112INTERLACHEN 6770 Pelican Bay Blvd. #215 Turnkey furnished, 1st oor 2BR plus den with 1,572 SF. Tram to beach is across street. Renovated amenities. $429,900 | Mara Muller | 272-6170LAMBIANCE 900 LAmbiance Circle #103 Carefree, convenient condominium living. Delightful 2BR coach home, lake view. Near tennis, tram to private beach. $399,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529 LAMBIANCEExceptional large, tropical aqua-scape view! Very spacious, gorgeous 3BR/3BA+den coach home. Incredible amenities. $895,000 Ellen Eggland | 571-7192LAUREL OAKS 864 Tanbark Drive #103 Private setting, 1st oor spotless 2BR/2BA condominium. Lake views. Near tennis, fully-equipped gym, beach tram. $289,900 | Tess/Tom McCarthy | 207-0118 MARBELLA #302 Priced to sell, large 2BR/2.5BA, 3rd oor residence with preserve views. Substantial west facing screened terrace. $485,000 | John Hamilton/Carol Gilman/ Dorcas Briscoe | 641-3270 MARBELLA#1105 Wonderful Gulf views from this 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath with approx. 2,000 total SF. Full service building. $749,500 Linda Perry/Judy Perry | 261-6161 MARBELLA#1603 Spectacular views, bright 2BR/2.5BA+den, 16th oor residence. Over 2,100 SF, 2 large terraces & SieMatic kitchen. $749,900 | John Hamilton/ Dorcas Briscoe/Carol Gilman | 641-3270 MARBELLA 7425 Pelican Bay Blvd. #1703 Beautifully presented 2BR/2.5BA + den 17th oor residence. Over 2,100 SF with excellent views & 2 large terraces. $769,000 | John Hamilton/Dorcas Briscoe/Carol Gilman | 641-3270MARBELLA 7425 Pelican Bay Blvd. #1904 Spectacular Gulf/skyline views, 2BR/2.5BA+den 19th r. Dining, room services, concierge & attached care facility. $945,000 | John Hamilton/Dorcas Briscoe/Carol Gilman | 641-3270MARBELLA 7425 Pelican Bay Blvd. #201 A completely unique residence. Roof top terrace, 2,550 sq. ft., 2BR/3BA + den/3rd bedroom & two good sized lanais. $720,000 | John Hamilton/Dorcas Briscoe/Carol Gilman | 641-3270MARBELLA 7425 Pelican Bay Blvd. #202 West facing 1,785 SF 2BR/2.5BA. Preserve views, large screened terrace. Resort amenities, dining, health services. $495,000 | John Hamilton/Dorcas Briscoe/Carol Gilman | 641-3270MONTENERO 7575 Pelican Bay Blvd. #1508 An outstanding custom-designed 15th oor 3BR/3.5BA plus den end residence. Stunning 300 degree skyline/Gulf views. $2,595,000 | John Hamilton/Carol Gilman/Dorcas Briscoe | 641-3270MONTENERO 7575 Pelican Bay Blvd. #508 Panoramic views of Gulf & natural preserve. Generous 3,400 SF of living area. Well-appointed building, beach tram. $1,695,000 | Linda Perry/Judy Perry | 261-6161MONTENERO 7575 Pelican Bay Blvd. #PH2002 True top oor Penthouse, 320 degree view across Gulf/skyline. Over 9,700SF A/C. Roof-top terrace, poolside cabana. $5,950,000 | Dorcas Briscoe/John Hamilton/Carol Gilman | 860-6985PEBBLE CREEK 7638 Pebble Creek Circle #201 Light 3BR end residence, S. exposure & lake views. Beach tram, 2 tennis centers, tness center. Turnkey furnished. $509,000 | Jane Darling | 290-3112 OPEN SUN. ST. TROPEZ 5501 Heron Point Drive #504 Panoramic Gulf/Clam Pass views! Spacious corner, 2BR+den with 1,420 A/C SF. Granite kitchen & steps to beach tram! $622,000 | Dave/Ann Renner 784-5552ST. TROPEZ 5501 Heron Point Drive #602 Spectacular Gulf view by day, sunsets and skyline at night! Beautifully remodeled 2BR+den condominium. Beach club. $599,000 | Jean Tarkenton | 595-0544CAP FERRAT 6597 Nicholas Blvd. #1203 Outstanding in every way, former Robb & Stucky 4BR/4BA+den model on the 12th oor. Over 3,600 sq. ft., furnished. $2,695,000 | John Hamilton/Dorcas Briscoe/Carol Gilman | 641-3270COCOBAY 7873 Cocobay Drive Private courtyard oasis with lap pool, spa & tropical foliage. Chefs kitchen, 2BR+den/oce main house + cabana. $1,595,000 | Janet Rathbun | 860-0012GEORGETOWN 6605 George Washington Way Very private golf course setting. French Provincial manor home, 5BR/7.5BAs, media rm, library, guest apt. Pool/spa. $2,695,000 | Jane Darling | 290-3112BARRINGTON 7007 Green Tree Drive Gorgeous golf course views. An elegant 3BR/4BA + den/oce. Remodeled kitchen & baths, spacious lanai, pool/spa. $2,250,000 | Janet Rathbun | 860-0012GROSVENOR 6001 Pelican Bay Blvd. #1005 This tastefully decorated 3BR/3BA property is being sold furnished. Glorious golf & Gulf views, tram to beach. $790,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126WATERFORD 689 Lismore Lane Luxury residence within a private enclave of only 6 homes. Custom designed 5BR/4.5BA+den, heated custom pool/spa. $2,495,000 | Sharon Kiptyk | 777-3899MARBELLA 7425 Pelican Bay Blvd. #1203 This large 3BR + den 12th oor residence oers numerous upgrades, 2 spacious terraces & outstanding Gulf views. $950,000 | John Hamilton/Dorcas Briscoe/Carol Gilman | 641-3270BEAUVILLE 7009 Rue de Marquis Move right in to this beautifully remodeled 3BR/3.5BA villa with SW views over pool to golf course. Beach tram. $889,000 | Jane Darling | 290-3112OAKMONT 712 Shadow Lake Lane Exceptionally furnished & completely renovated 3BR. Top-of-the line kitchen, new baths, pool/spa & summer kitchen. $1,479,000 | Carol Gilman/Dorcas Briscoe/John Hamilton | 404-3253 OPEN SUN.
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 markedFlamingo Avenue $1,395,000 PSIR V.K. Melhado 216-6400 20 PELICAN BAY COCOBAY 7853 Cocobay Drive $1,399,999 PSIR Heidi Deen 370-5388 21 PARK SHORE 4901 Gulf Shore Blvd #1203 $1,490,000 Coldwell Banker Kay Miller 239-898-3693 22 VANDERBILT BEACH 10620 Gulf Shore Drive #501 $1,495,000 Coldwell Banker Lisa Tashjian 239-2597024 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 PELICAN MARSH TERRABELLA 9057 Terranova Drive $1,650,000 PSIR Terri Moellers 404-7887 26 GREY OAKS CAPISTRANO 2825 Capistrano Way $1,697,900 PSIR Al Lopez 571-5338 27 GREY OAKS 2371 Alexander Palm Drive $1,699,000 PSIR Carolyn Weinand 269-5678>$2,000,000 28 FIDDLERS CREEK ISLA DEL SOL 3852 Isla Del Sol Way $2,195,000 PSIR ML Meade 293-4851 29 VANDERBILT BEACH MORAYA BAY 11125 Gulfshore Drive #407 From $2,500,000 PSIR Call 239.514.5050 Mon-Sat 10-5 & Sun 12-5 30 COQUINA SANDS NAPLES CASAMORE 1752 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. From $2,800,000 PSIR Call 963.4242 Open Daily 12-4>$3,000,00031 OLD NAPLES 175 3rd Street South $3,450,000 PSIR Celine Julie Godof 404-9917 32 AQUALANE SHORES 1976 5th Street South $3,950,000 PSIR Vincent Bandelier 450-5976 >$4,000,000 33 PARK SHORE 345 Devils Bight $4,995,000 PSIR Michael Lawler 2137475>$6,000,000 34 PORT ROYAL 3999 Rum Row $6,500,000 PSIR Scott Pearson 612282-3000 >$8,000,000 35 PORT ROYAL 775 Galleon Drive $8,495,000 PSIR Randy Marquardt 297-5152>$11,000,000 36 PORT ROYAL 3045 Fort Charles Drive $11,950,000 PSIR Michael Lawler 213-7475 >$300,0001 WINDSTAR 3640 Haldeman Creek Dr. $399,950 Keating Associates Richard T. Dingfelder 239-961-9896 12:00 3:00 pm>$400,0002 LEMURIA 7172 Lemuria Circle #1602 From $400,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Tom Gasbarro 404-4883 Sun 12-4 3 MERCATO THE STRADA 9123 Strada Place From $400,000 PSIR Call 239.594.9400 Mon-Sat 10-8 & Sun 12-8 4 BANYAN WOODS RESERVE II 5055 Blauvelt Way #202 $435,000 PSIR Pat Duggan 216-1980 5 VASARI COUNTRY CLUB ALTESSA 28600 Altessa Way #201 $479,500 PSIR Roxanne Jeske 564-1579 >$500,000 6 BONITA BAY ESPERIA & TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive From $500,000 PSIR Call 239.495.1105 Mon-Sat 10-5 & Sun 12-5 7 MEDITERRA BRENDISI 29120 Brendisi Way #3201 $525,000 PSIR Emily LeBow 206-6459 >$600,000 8 PELICAN BAY 6001 Pelican Bay Blvd # 1406 $669,000 Coldwell Banker Lisa Tashjian 239-259-7024 12-2 pm 9 WYNDEMERE GRASMERE 870 Wyndemere Way $675,000 PSIR Kathryn Hurvitz 290-0228>$700,000 10 PELICAN ISLE CONDOMINIUMS 435 Dock Side Dr. $749,000 $1,049,000 Amerivest Bridgett Foster 239-253-8001 11 MOORINGS 720 Binnacle Drive $750,000 PSIR Randy Wilson 450-9091 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 14 pm>$900,00014 THE BROOKS SHADOW WOOD 10096 Idle Pine Lane $985,000 PSIR Pam Umscheid/Stephanie/John Coburn 2166400 >$1,000,000 15 PELICAN LANDING SANCTUARY 3611 Sanctuary Lakes Drive $1,175,000 PSIR Daniel Pregont 272-8020 16 COLLIERS RESERVE 12495 Colliers Reserve Drive $1,285,000 PSIR Terri Moellers 404-7887 17 KENSINGTON KENSINGTON GARDENS 2940 Gardens Blvd. $1,299,000 PSIR Darlene Roddy 404-0685 18 BONITA BAY CREEKSIDE 3450 Oak Hammock Court $1,350,000 PSIR Carol Johnson 564-1282 19 VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES 311 2 4 3 5 15 6 10 16 17 13 14 11 7 19 8 9 12 18 1 20 22 23 25 28 24 27 26 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 21www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB30 REAL ESTATE JANUARY 12-18, 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. NORTH NAPLES SURROUNDSpremiersothebysrealty.com PINE RIDGE Close-in, yet private neighborhood. Picturesque home overlooks lakeside dock. Separate 2BR guesthouse, 1 acre+.$1,199,000 | Sue Black | 250-5611 MERCATO THE STRADACapture the Extraordinary! Over 2,200SF, 3BR with SW glimpse of the Gulf! Dining & shops outside your front door! $1,370,000 Barbi Lowe /Trish Lowe Soars | 216-1973 PINE RIDGEPrivate, 2.09 acres, 5BR/2.5BA main home with upgraded kitchen & pool. New 2BR/2BA guest house. Horses are allowed. $1,295,000 Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 PINE RIDGEPrivate & secluded 1.29 acres on lake. Over 3,000 SF main residence, separate 2BR/1.5BA guest house, sold As Is.$1,250,000 | Sue Black | 250-5611 THE CROSSINGS STONEGATEMint condition, updated 4BR+den home on .67 acre lot. Spacious, bright, large lanai with solar heated lap pool/spa.$999,900 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 VILLAGES OF MONTEREYSprawling 5BR/4BA+den pool home, S. exposure lakefront lot. Clubhouse, 24-hr guarded gate, 3 Har-Tru tennis courts.$949,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 PELICAN ISLE YACHT CLUB IIIIsland living! Condominium convenience, 3BR/3BA lives like a home. Yacht Club equity membership included. Turnkey.$939,000 | Suzanne Ring | 821-7550 THE CROSSINGS MILL RUN6941 Mill Run Circle Sunny & spacious 4BR/3BA + den pool home on large southern exposure lot. Freshly painted, meticulously maintained.$644,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 VILLAGES OF MONTEREYAbsolutely meticulous, immaculate lakefront home has private lanai with large pool/spa. Updated kitchen & baths.$595,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 EDEN ON THE BAYOverlooking lake, 3 bedrooms + den, 3 full baths. Granite countertops in kitchen, heated pool/spa. Outdoor kitchen. $599,900 Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 BANYAN WOODSSpectacular custom designed S. exposure courtyard home with large backyard. Lap pool, highest quality nishes.$775,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 AUTUMN WOODSMeticulous, neutral, sunny and spacious lakefront two-story 4BR. Completely neutral colors and 2,453 A/C SF.$465,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 THE CROSSINGS MILL RUNA great value in a wonderful neighborhood, 3BR +den home oers many new features. Gated, pool, tennis & clubhouse. $447,000 Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 BANYAN WOODS RESERVE IIPeaceful lakefront setting, incredible 2nd oor coach home. Private elevator, upgrades, 2-car attached garage.$435,000 | Pat Duggan | 216-1980 PELICAN ISLE YACHT CLUB IIBreathtaking Gulf views! Spacious 3BR/3BA. Member owned Club tennis, pool/spa, tness center & beach shuttle!$925,000 | Suzanne Ring | 821-7550 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE 280 Grande Way Magnicent views over Gulf, preser ve and golf! Very spacious 3BR+family room, 3BA oor plans. Membership to private Floridian Beach Club and the Plantation Club. Grande Phoenician from $690,000. Grande Geneva from $649,000 | Call 239-594-1700 THE STRADA AT MERCATOLocated just North of Vanderbilt Beach Rd. on U.S. 41. Mercato features residential, retail, Whole Foods Market, restaurants and more. Upscale contemporary living from the $400s Call 239-594-9400 LEMURIA 7172 Lemuria CircleNew luxury community of 3 or 4 bedrooms, 3 bath condominiums with open oor plans, high ceilings and attached 2-car garages. Prices from the mid $400s. Thomas Gasbarro | 404-4883 PINE RIDGEResort-style home with tropical pool & spa area. Prime location with over an acre in an equestrian friendly area. $6,950,000 Larry/Mary Catherine White | 287-2818 GLEN EDEN Sunset views, close to beach, shops & restaurants, this beautifully decorated 3BR/2BA home has it all. Numerous upgrades, heated pool/spa overlook a lake. Clubhouse, exercise room. Turnkey furnished. $475,000 | Harriet Harnar | 273-5443AUTUMN WOODS An attractively priced home in a friendly community. High vaulted ceilings, 3BR/2BA+den split-plan, pool, spa, re pit. $389,900 | Phyllis ODonnell & Patrick ODonnell | 269-6161BRIDGEWATER BAY TURTLE BAYBright & airy 2nd oor end residence with gorgeous lake views and a quiet location near clubhouse. Soaring ceilings, 3BR/2.5BA, 1-car attached garage. Community pool/spa, tennis, exercise facility. $235,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 LEMURIANew, never lived in! Over 3,000 SF open plan with lake views! Quality features, 4BR/3BA and 2-car attached garage. $499,000 | Kristin Mikler | 370-6292 PINE RIDGECharming older home on 1.65 acres on beautiful Mockingbird Lake. Southern exposure. Near beach. Being sold AS IS. $1,249,000 Sue Black | 250-5611 WILSHIRE LAKESBeautifully maintained Great Room 3BR+den plan, 3-car garage detached villa. Heated pool/spa, 24/7 gated community. $375,000 Patrick D. OConnor | 293-9411 MERCATO THE STRADA Sophisticated, brand new, elegantly furnished condominium just 1 mile from beach. Upscale shops/dining downstairs. $449,900 Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 VILLAGES OF MONTEREY Stunning 5BR home on a quiet cul-de-sac, panoramic lake views & SW exposure. Spa, rock waterfall & gas heated pool.$1,195,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 VILLAGES OF MONTEREYSpectacular one-of-a-kind stylish contemporary on lake lot. Extensive outdoor entertaining spaces. Heated pool/spa.$925,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 VILLAGES OF MONTEREYFabulous 3BR/3BA + family room home with stunning west lake views. Large lot with mature tropical landscaping.$589,000 | Chris Wortman | 273-2007 WILSHIRE LAKESPrivate, natural wooded views. Four bedroom + den home. Large heated pool with cascading spa. Near beach & shops.$575,000 | Patrick D. OConnor | 293-9411CARLTON LAKES NORTHRIDGE VILLAS5856 Northridge Dr #A-6 Fantastic lake view enhances this wonderful 3BR/2BA villa. Freshly painted interior, crown moulding, tile, new carpet. Private end residence with beautiful landscaping. Clubhouse, tennis, pool/spa. $279,900 | Gail Wynns | 269-0600 THE DUNES BARBADOSWater, Water, Water! Fabulous Views! Numerous upgrades, beautifully decorated 3BR/2BA. Resort amenities, gated.$689,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731 THE DUNES THE GRANDE PRESERVE GRANDE DOMINICA Unsurpassed views of the Bay & Gulf. Model perfect residence. Private membership beach and on-site clubs, gated.$1,199,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731 PINE RIDGEBeautiful home minutes from the beach. Warm & comfortable 5BR/4.5BA+den estate home on over an acre. Pool & spa. $2,150,000 Michael Lawler | 571-3939 PINE RIDGEA country estate on 1.38 acres of tropical grounds. Over 9,600 sq. ft. A/C, 2BR guest quarters. Lagoon style pool. $3,195,000 Patrick D. OConnor/Amy Becker | 293-9411 MERCATO THE STRADA Stunning, professionally decorated 1 bedroom plus den with 1,476 A/C SF. 52 pool with clubhouse, tness center. $499,000 David Milner | 594-9400 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE GRANDE GENEVA Enchanting 3BR+den model residence, magnicent Gulf views. Private Beach Club, state-of-the-art amenities on-site.$1,150,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE GRANDE PHOENICIAN Enchanting Luxurious 3BR/3BA garden residence has private terrace with a spa & private gate to pool. Live a resort-style life. $1,125,000 Jennifer/Dave Urness/Gayle Fawkes/ Adrienne Young | 594-9494 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE GRANDE PHOENICIANMagnicent Gulf views! Enjoy wonderful penthouse living in this 3BR/3BA. Gas cooktop, wine cooler, granite. $1,100,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness and Gayle Fawkes | 273-7731THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE GRANDE PHOENICIANMagnicent water/golf course view! Tastefully furnished 3BR/3BA. World-class amenities, guest cabanas, near beach. $989,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness/Gayle Fawkes | 594-9494THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE GRANDE PHOENICIANLovely 4th oor residence in move-in condition. Beautifully appointed 3BR/2BA. Preserve, water & golf course view! $690,000 | Gayle Fawkes and Jennifer/Dave Urness | 594-9494THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE GRANDE GENEVAGated enclave. Private elevator, spacious 3BR with gourmet kitchen. State-of-the-art amenities, Concierge Center. $649,000 | Philip Mareschal | 269-6033COLLIERS RESERVE Outstanding home featuring ceramic tile, granite countertops, SS appliances, screened-in pool/spa & 3-car garage. $1,285,000 | Terri Moellers/Sharon Kaltenborn 404-7887 VILLAGES OF MONTEREYSparkling 2-story, immaculately cared for home. Large heated pool/spa, cul-de-sac street, guardgated community.$669,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESER VE GRANDE EXCELSIOR #1401 Luxury 3BR/3.5BA+den residence in a gated enclave. Gulf views, upscale amenities, no pet restrictions. Beach Club. $1,470,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731COLLIERS RESERVE Sunny southern exposure golf course custom home features 3BR/3.5BAs, den, family room, large pool & spa area. $1,199,000 | Ann M. Nunes | 860-0949
OLD NAPLES 239-434-0101 CENTRAL NAPLES 239-261-6622 NORTH NAPLES 239-598-0059 BONITA / ESTERO 239-498-9200 SANIBEL 239-472-2411 CHARLESTON SQUARE 239-643-3636 Aqualane Shores, 1825 6th St S Exceptional waterfront with zero edge pool/spa, pool level bonus great room, 2nd kitchen, pool bath, re-pit and outdoor cooking area. 60 dock, 16,000 lb lift. 4+Den/4.5 (H6191) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $3,995,000 Royal Harbor, 2651 Tarpon Rd Panoramic view of Naples Bay. 4 bedroom, pool/spa, 80 of dock with lifts, just under 6,000 sq. ft. of Naples nest. For more info Text MHG1 To: 97063. 4/5.5 (H5516) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $2,875,000 Seagate, 5241 & 5215 Seashell Ave Waterfront Compound! 2 move-in ready homes, 2 pools, spa, 2 docks & gorgeous views of Clam Bay. Walk/bike to beach, shops, dining. www. SeaShellAveNaples.com 8+Den/5.5 (H5803) Jim Scartz, 877-9726 $2,349,000 Admiralty Point At Moorings, 1 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #402 10 acre Gated Luxury Beach Resort. One of a kind, facing beach & Gulf. 4th floor. Owner pd $1.6, then renovated/furnished. Turnkey. 3 pools, boating. Stunning. 3/3 (C7666) The HutchisonCarmony Team, 272-7000 $1,399,000 Golden Gate Estates, 2225 23rd St SW Elegant 5-acre gated estate-7,000sf, high-end finishes, travertine floors, cherry-stained kitchen-granite/ stainless steel, game/media rms. www.222523rdstsw. com. 5+Den/4.5 (H6053) Jim Scartz, 877-9726, Robyn Pfister Griffin, 404-8222 $1,250,000 Pelican Bay, 806 Slash Pine Ct On quiet cul de sac, 5870 T.Sq Ft Pool Home boasts Total Renovation. Granite Kitchen & BAs, Marble, Tile, Fireplace, Cathedral Ceilings, New Roof & Pool. 3/2.5 (H4744) e HutchisonCarmony Team, 272-7000 $1,229,000 Pine Ridge, 198 Caribbean Rd Rarely avail country estate on 2 acres in Pine Ridge. Large pool home w/guest house. Close to shopping, dining, beaches & Philharmonic. Text: MHG4 To: 97063. 4+Den/4.5 (H5769) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $1,200,000 Colliers Reserve, 862 Barcarmil Way London Bay Award winner. 6000 sq. ft. Superb nishes, marble, granite, hardwood. 3 car garage. Elevator to 2nd level bonus suite. 3+Den/3.5 (H4839) e HutchisonCarmony Team, 272-7000 $1,199,000 Park Shore, 487 Devils Ln Fantastic single family home w/access to the private beach club. Tranquil long lake views from your pool. Perfect for relaxed evening with your Friends. 2480 SF. 4/3 (H6216) Douglas Treadwell, 919-2002 $900,000 Vanderbilt Beach, 405 Pine Ave Canal & partial bay view, immaculately kept, granite kitchen tops, rare cut in boat slip w/roof, elevator, volume ceilings, 3 car gar, great value. WWW.405PINEAVE.COM. 3+Den/3 (H6214) Jim Scartz, 877-9726 $899,900 Royal Harbor, 2120 Snook Dr Royal Harbor canal home w/boatlift, dock, pool & large lanai for entertainment. Beautifully landscaped & totally remodeled. Hardwood oors, granite counters & more. 3/2 (H6153) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $895,000 Pelican Bay, 815 Arrowhead Ln Special home on huge cul-de-sac lot w/crown molding, volume/tray ceilings, pool/spa. Attached garden apt. Chipping/putting green. www.815arrowheadlane.com. 4+Den/3 (H5561) Jim Scartz, 877-9726 $799,000 Stonebridge, 1975 Essex Cir Seldom available Faireld w/den on cul-de-sac. Former decorator model w/heated pool in sunny private setting in desirable Hawthorne. Text: MHG3 To: 97063. 4+Den/3 (H5682) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $785,000 Old Naples, 555 5th Ave S #PH-3 Penthouse Beach Club Retreat, Village of Old Naples 14 ft ceilings, detailed wood moldings, classic ceramic tile work, granite tops, nest nishes. 2/2 (C5119) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $595,900 Mediterra, 15509 Monterosso Ln, #102 Loaded with extras and professionally furnished. Spectacular long range lake views & is within walking distance to the Mediterra clubhouse. 3/2.5 (C5214) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $550,000 Four Seasons, 9404 Autumn Haze Dr Own this estate home on one-acre home site. Features include a replace in the family room overlooking large pool/spa. Formal living/ dining. Spacious back yar d. 4+Den/2.5 (H5938) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $549,900 Pelican Bay, 8495 Abbington Cir, #212 Sunny & bright open oor plan. South & west exposure. 1st oor end unit overlooking lake with water feature. Well-maintained with updated mechanicals. 3/2 (C7936) Jim Scartz, 877-9726 $499,900 Pelican Marsh, 2380 Mont Claire Dr, #102 Perfection awaits you. Serene lake front coach home in desirable Mont Claire of Pelican Marsh. Redesigned w/current color trends. Well priced move right in. 3/2.5 (C7088) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $495,000 Island Walk, 4795 Martinique Way Perfect Carlysle DiVosta model 4 beds, 3.5 baths, roomy living areas. Sparkling white and granite kitchen, stainless steel appliances, heated pool, lake view. 4/3.5 (H5928) Monte Gerard, 784-4437 $485,000 Worthington, 13360 Bridgeford Ave Too many updates to list them all! Rutenberg Monterey with oversized 3 car garage, open kitchen to family room, oversized lanai, pool, large crown molding. 4/3 (H6218) Sharon Hammond-Turnblad, 851-6918 $449,000 Firano At Naples, 7932 Piemonte Way is pristine home is the gold standard in this gated boutique Toll Bros. community. 2775 s.f. with pool and lake view. 3+Den/3 (H6149) Bobbie Dusek, 659-6132, Alexander Dusek, 207-7263 $434,900 Shadow Wood At e Brooks, 23129 Tree Crest Ct Spectacular lake view w/expansive area for pool & spa. Designed w/entertaining in mind. Tile on diagonal, wood in den, granite in kitchen. Lowest price Laurel Meadows. 2+Den/2 (H4946) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $385,000 Moorings, 3430 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #6-D Breathtaking views of both bay & city lights set this unit apart. Tastefully nished in a neutral palette. Both BRs feature large walkin closets & wide bay views. 2/2 (C7893) Dustin Beard, 289-2650 $369,000 Imperial Golf Estates, 1969 Imperial Golf Course Blvd Lovely Classic home located on lake & parkette. 2800 T. Sq Ft. Carefree Naples lifestyle awaits you. 5 Min drive to Beach. Pristine condition, turnkey furnished. 3/2 (H5822) e Hutchison-Carmony Team, 272-7000 $359,000 Vineyards, 154 San Rafael Ln Move-in ready, golf course view, plantation shutters, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, outdoor patio, rst oor master, loft upstairs. 3+Den/2.5 (H6170) Ginny Nobbe, 218-0025, Heather Wightman, 450-1891 $349,900 Moorings, 3200 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #217 A beautiful setting, perfectly priced. Enjoy a vacation lifestyle year round from your second story bay front condo on Gulf Shore Blvd across from the beach. 2/2 (C7667) Michele Harrison, 580-9889, Sharon Kennedy, 595-2032 $349,900 Vanderbilt Beach, 271 Southbay Dr, #232 Well-maintained 3rd Unit w/bay view, common elevator & under building assigned parking. Boat dock included. Short walk to beach, restaurants. Great value! 2/2 (C7885) Jim Scartz, 877-9726 $339,900 Pirates Cove, 27208 Gasparilla Dr Spectacular wide views of the Imperial River. is homesite is a rare nd and perfect for your custom home design. (L1234) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $339,000 Goodland, 506 Coconut Ave Fishermans Dream getaway. 3 level home 3/2 with lots of extra bed space. Covered 2 lift boathouse 20ft to Coon Key Channel & the Gulf. Great views. 3/2 (H5627) Bobbie Dusek, 659-6132 $325,000 Moorings, 2100 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #103 Facing Gulf, sugary sand beach steps away, Top renovation in complex. 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New appliances 2011, new air conditioner and hot water heater 2010. In great shape. 2+Den/2 (C7906) Mike Bohman, 292-2987 $259,000 Bay Forest, 15337 Wimborne Ln Single family 3BR w/2 car on cul-de-sac of 15 forming a condo assoc. Newer roof, siding, appls, mechanicals & community pool. Volume ceilings. Privacy plus Naples location. 3/2 (C8021) Nan Dietrich, 564-2906 $249,900 www.JohnRWood.com January 15 OPEN HOUSES from 1-4pm are Highlighted in Yellow PENDING
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF JANUARY 12-18, 2012 Assisted Living: The Musical takes up seasonal residency every Thursday at Mongellos Italian Restaurant on the East Trail. Performed by the authors, the show takes audiences on a hilarious tour of a fictional retirement community called Pelican Roost. Its a lot like a cruise, quips one of the residents, except the final destination is not the Bahamas. Among others, the audience meets a not-quite-legal indoor gardener, a retired Catskills comedian who has a problem with airport security and a senior real estate agent whos sure she inspires carnal desire in each of her clients. The show opened to rave reviews in San Francisco last June with a professional West Coast cast. The authors, longtime Neapolitans Rick Compton and Betsy Bennett, have performed their show in Newark, Delaware and in Palm Beach. Their last weekly dinner show run, near The Villages south of Ocala, sold out nearly every week for 18 months. Over the past 15 years, Mr. Compton and Ms. Bennett have entertained regional audiences with a dozen or so original stage shows skewering local politicians, developers and snowbirds. Assisted Living: The Musical attracted international attention two years ago during its first few weeks in Naples. Due in part to the Associated Press, BBC, BBC Scotland and ABC World News, the show was picked up by a producer, has undergone two New Assisted Living: The Musical settles in at Mongellos for season 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 Family secretsBonita Springs author draws on his own roots for a first novel with a nightmarish premise. C12-13 Inspiring artYoung cancer patient creates SWF Wine & Food Fest signature painting. C3 Men of DistinctionEducation Foundation luncheon honors some great guys, and more events around town. C29-30-33 Inspiringart SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ An orchestra. A performing arts hall with accompanying black box theater. An art museum. A learning center for continuing education. Myra Janco Daniels built all this in a sleepy Gulf Coast town known more for its beaches and golf courses than its arts. Culturally, she put Naples on the map. The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonic Center for the Arts and Daniels Pavilion, the Patty and Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art and the Toni Stabile Education Building have all contributed immeasurably to the cultural life of Southwest Florida. Though shes quick to credit the community and claims, Together, we built this, it is impossible to conceive that any of it would have come into being without Mrs. Daniels vision and leadership and persistence. The Phil is a unique venue, having both the performing and visual arts under one umbrella. After creating this multi-faceted institution and guiding the Phil for 28 years, Mrs. Daniels retired in September 2011.BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com MYRA JANCO DANIELS SEE MYRA, C4 SEE ASSISTED, C18 Paying tribute to
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 12-18, 2012 C3 CHARTER SIGHTSEEING BOATMaritime Lady www.naplesboatcharters.net | 239-593-7475 Naples Boat Charters | Captain Jim Albert Dolphin Watches, Sunsets, Trips to Marco Island for Lunch, Port Royal Homes & Yacht Tours, Waterfront Property Tours for Agents & Buyers 7-year-old creates artwork for SWF Wine & Food Fest SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYButter flies and a bright purple kitten brighten this years signature painting created by Olivia Ramsey of Fort Myers for the 2012 Wine & Food Fest. The painting will be auctioned at the grand tasting and auction Saturday, Feb. 25, at Miromar Lakes. Seven-year-old Liv was diagnosed with leukemia in December 2010 and is a patient at The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. Her first six months of treatment were the hardest, but she always handled everything with a smile. If you met her, you wouldnt know she was battling cancer except for having shorter hair, says her mom, Michelle Ramsey, adding Liv is in the maintenance phase of her 2.5-year treatment program. The Ramseys considered moving north for Livs treatment but that was before they met Dr. Emad Salman of The Childrens Hospital. We didnt know what we had in our own back yard, Ms. Ramsey says. The facility is phenomenal. The nurses and physicians have made us feel comfortable the whole way through, and its scary ride. The doctors and nurses at The Childrens Hospital have become heroes to Liv. Theyve done so much for me, she says. I dont have to worry. I know Im going to be fine. The young patient is giving back something of her own as well. Through Olivias Wagon of Wonder, shes gathering donations of arts and crafts items and donating them in turn to other pediatric oncology patients at The Childrens Hospital. Craft projects helped her pass the time when she was hospitalized, she explains, and now she wants to help other children do the same thing.About the festivalSteve Machiz, chairman of the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, says, the original festival poster artwork, which is always created by a patient from The Childrens Hospital, is typically one of the highest-bid lots at the auction, and he expects Livs watercolor and acrylic painting to continue that tradition. The signature event of SWFL Childrens Charities Inc., the festival begins Friday, Feb. 24, with chef/vintner dinners in private homes showcases wines by featured vintners and culinary offerings from Southwest Floridas finest chefs. The chefs, vintners, dinner guests and others come together again Feb. 25 at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club for the grand tasting and auction. All proceeds from the auction and ticket sales will benefit three causes benefiting childrens health care in Southwest Florida: The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, the pediatric nursing program at Edison State College and an endowment to Florida Gulf Coast University to establish a pre-med student scholarship. Last years event netted $1.6 million and resulted in a $1.25 million donation to The Childrens Hospital and $100,000 to both Edison State College and FGCU for their respective pediatric nursing and pre-medical education programs. To view a video about Olivia and an interview with her mother, or for more information about the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest or ticket sales, call 278-3900 or visit www.swflwinefest. org. Olivia Ramsey, right, with her little sister Emma Grace 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
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 12-18, 2012 She has a street, an orchid and a gallery at the museum named after her. As a final tribute, Thank You Myra Days take place Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 14-15. (See sidebar for details.) The reputation and influence of the Phil ripple out far beyond Southwest Florida.Florida Weekly spoke to a number of luminaries in the arts about Mrs. Daniels and her accomplishments. In their own words, heres what they had to say: KEITH LOCKHARTConductor of the Boston Pops, principal conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra (and former guest conductor for the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra)The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, the hall itself, the art museum, the presenter series (The list) goes on and on (of all Myra Daniels has accomplished). I probably did as many as 100 concerts with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and have been down a couple times since, to perform in the hall with the Boston Pops. Myras influence was so keenly felt in everything on a day-to-day basis, and her legacy is going to be felt for generations to come. I dont think Ive ever met any person who was more singularly responsible for the artistic life of a community, just through sheer persistence, will power and business acumen. She simply decided Naples needed a world-class orchestra, art museum and performing venue, and she went to the people who could make it happen and got them to make it happen. Its that simple. It took several decades of hard work on her part. She is an amazing person. Myra is a force of nature. Its unusual that a retiring CEO will get their own gala, but Myra is not the usual CEO. EDWARD VILLELLAFounding artistic director of the Miami City Ballet, which has performed every season at the Phil since 1989I feel its been a mutually beneficial relationship in art and culture between the Phil and the Miami City Ballet. I think Myra is a pathfinder. She has done such a remarkable job in sleepy old Naples she has made Naples a cultural destination, and that is a very complicated thing to do in South Florida.I am here 26 years, and can tell you that Miami is not the cultural destination that Naples is. Miami considers itself sometimes beyond its achievements, but I think Miami has a long way to go. Naples is a smaller city, but even that in itself suggests a very positive circumstance. For a smaller place to draw upon fewer patrons and supporters is again a statement unto itself. Myras an achiever. She certainly achieved making the orchestra. She achieved in making the theater. She achieved in making the museum, and all of her educational programs and reach outs. So its not just an orchestra, not just the theater itself, but all of the circumstances that support these kinds of things. And that comes from a singular mind. She certainly has that. And you can see her determination, her energy in all of this. And all of that guided by brilliant taste. She is an artful person. She is a musical person. Shes a theater person. She has the complete package. I met her on television. I was over in Naples to give a talk. I was sitting in the hotel room, I saw a television commercial come on, and the face of Myra Daniels. She said, We will be building a hall. I was just starting the Miami City Ballet at that time. One of the reasons I chose Miami, I looked at the map. Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach were all close to each other, but far enough away that they didnt distract from each other. Naples, that would give us such a wonderful four-county circuit. One of the things about dance is that a dancer improves on stage. You can do as much as you want in classrooms, in rehearsal and coaching, but its really when the curtain goes up that that kind of focus arrives. And then you build on that. Its different than dancing in a rehearsal room than when the curtain is up, the lights are on and the music is playing. It gave us further opportunity for our dancers to have additional performing experience. And what it did for us was, instead of being in a single city, I now had four of these places that I could run our programming through. Its really helped the company to evolve It became an additional tool for us to further and quicken the maturity of our company. One of the great things about performing in Naples is the orchestra. And Myra provided us with that. Its a wonderful, wonderful orchestra. We cant afford an orchestra everywhere all the time, but we always had that all the time at the Phil. One needs live music when dealing with a classical art form as mine. One needs that large sound to support whats going on onstage. Ive never met anyone quite like Myra. Shes unique unto herself. She has the courage of her convictions. MILTON ESTEROWEditor and publisher of ARTnewsShes a remarkable woman. I cant think of anybody who has done more for her community in the U.S. or anywhere, than Myra Daniels. What she did with the Phil and the museum, and to do it single-handedly, is just extraordinary. I first met her at least 25 years ago, at a seminar in Salzburg, Austria, a city where you go around, you feel like you want to sing Edelweiss from The Sound of Music. We were on a panel to talk about the future of the arts, museums, etc. I had no idea who she was. Here was this dynamo, talking about the arts in Naples, Florida. Im listening, fascinated by it. She won me over. I fell in love with Myra Daniels even though Im a married man! I have followed her career since then. In fact, she invited me to give a lecture at the Phil some years ago, on How to Look at Art Without Feeling Inferior. I touched on a lot of bases: art collecting, art journalism, art criticism No one threw any rotten tomatoes at me. She is a brilliant marketer. If shed gone into politics, she wouldve been governor. And I wouldve campaigned for her. For somebody from New York, the art capital of the world, its remarkable how she has brought to life the performing and the visual arts in Naples, Florida. Prior to Myra, with all due respect, what did you have down there? Shes brought some of the foremost opera singers and musicians and performers (to the Phil). The institution has an enormous reputation. If it didnt, they wouldnt have gone down there in the first place. Where she got all this energy I dont know. They should bottle it and patent it. Whats needed in the arts is more people like Myra Daniels. There are not enough brilliant administrators who have the vision she has. In Japan, they anoint people as national treasures. We dont have that in the United States Myra is a national treasure. Really, you cant go into too many cities in this country and find people who have done what Myra has done. JONATHAN GREENInternationally known painter and former Naples resident (the Phils galleries hosted an exhibition of Mr. Greens work in the mid-90s, and selections from the Richard Weedman and Jonathan Green art collection was on exhibit at the Naples Museum of Art during the 20012002 season)Myra taught me a long time ago never to ask for anything, simply to present the situation. And then the people do the rest. Dont ask. Just tell the story. There should be more people like her. She is a driving force in the community, and not only for the arts and humanities. She has a vision and always will have a vision, no matter what she does or where she goes. Shes a visionary in helping the community sustain itself in the arts and culture. I knew her before the Phil was built, at least 25 years ago. She has a way of helping you under-MYRAFrom page 1LOCKHART GREEN ESTEROW GIO ALMA/ COURTESY PHOTOVILLELLA Thank You Myra DaysThe Philharmonic Center for the Arts is thanking founder and former CEO Myra Janco Daniels for all shes accomplished in the arts with a two-day grand celebration Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 14-15. Saturday night The Saturday evening gala, a black-tie optional event, begins at 8 p.m. and features Broadway stars Kelli OHara and Brian Stokes Mitchell and Metropolitan Opera soprano Harolyn Blackwell. Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart will lead the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra. The Phil also promises special unannounced guests and surprises. All proceeds will bene t the Myra Janco Daniels Legacy Fund. Mr. Mitchell received a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance in Kiss Me Kate and Tony nominations for shows including Man of La Mancha, King Hedley II, Ragtime. He recently appeared on Broadway in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Ms. OHara received Tony nominations for her roles in South Paci c, The Light in the Piazza and The Pajama Game. Ms. Blackwell has appeared at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center and sang at the Vatican for Pope John Paul IIs 80th birthday and at the White House for President George W. Bush. Mr. Lockhart has conducted the Boston Pops since 1995 and was a frequent guest conductor for the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra from 1993 to 1996. A champagne and dessert reception will follow the Thank You Myra Days gala. Sunday afternoon Visitors to Community Day at the Phil from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday will enjoy strolling musicians, backstage tours, a jewelry trunk show and jewelry-making demonstrations, an instrument petting zoo, balloon artists, face painting and portrait sketch artists. Representatives from Humane Society Naples will have adoptable cats on hand. Admission to the Patty and Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art is also part of the free event. Everyone will also be able to Sign a Star for Myra in the lobby. In addition, Box 23: The Myra Janco Daniels Story, a full-length documentary created by Blue Sky Media, will be screened as part of Community Day. The lm follows Mrs. Danielss life and career from her days as a pioneer in advertising to her retirement in Naples, where she built the Philharmonic Center for the Arts and the Naples Museum of Art. The title of the documentary refers to her designated box at the Phil. Heres the schedule of events and entertainment: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jazz trio in front of the Phil Noon-12:30 p.m. Opening ceremony in Hayes Hall 12:35-1:30 p.m. Box 23: The Myra Janco Daniels Story in Hayes Hall 1 and 2 p.m. Docent-guided tours of the Naples Museum of Art 2 and 3 p.m. Storytelling in the Lyons Room
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JANUARY 12-18, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C5 stand that youre a part of it all. Shes always made people very included in any and everything she wanted to do. For someone to be in a place physically, welcoming you, enjoying seeing you its incredible. I know of very few people like that. Richard and I both enjoyed having receptions at our home in conjunction with the Phil and with Friends of Art (the fundraising arm of the Patty and Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art), and we enjoyed having our collection at the museum. Once youve been inspired by the likes of a Myra Daniels, you continue to be inspired. I am now in Charleston, S.C., building the International African-American Museum. Im on the board. When we were leaving Naples, Myra made artichokes for Richard and me and tried to get us to stay. After telling her my story about change, she agreed with me that it would be a good thing for me to move on and reinvent myself. Change is inevitable. Its going to happen whether you want it or not. To me, change is running out into the open field with both arms wide open. Change is moving on and incorporating what youve learned from the past into the present. Its forever a movement. When you find the level of change you are making, you have to adapt to it. Once you do, the change becomes a joy. Myra was a big believer in that you keep going and you never look back. You just keep moving forward. OLGA HIRSHHORNNoted art collector, widow of Joseph Hirshhorn, founding donor of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C.Ive known Myra since the very beginning of her idea of raising money for the Philharmonic Orchestra. I met her in the early s, the day she invited me for lunch. At that luncheon, she told me of her dream. It was fascinating to see how quickly she was able to raise money. She organized it so well. In no time, she had the money to build the Phil, and then 10 years ago to build the art museum. How quickly and how efficiently she proceeded with every step up to her dream! It is wonderful she lived long enough to see it be such a wonderful organization. The only advice Ive ever given Myra was in the very beginning She lived in Marco when she started, and my advice was that she should get a post office box number in Naples (because) no ones going to give a lot money to Marco. She did, and she raised a lot of money. There was nothing here when she started Its amazing to see how step by step by step Naples has developed into a really wonderful community of the arts, visual and performing. She has the both under the umbrella of the Phil. Its unique. And its nice little museum. I have my Mouse House there (a reproduction of her art-filled, 500-square-foot house in Washington, D.C.) Theyve done a terrific job reproducing the Mouse House. Ive had lunch and dinner with her, and at times shes done all the cooking. Shes a delicious cook. She does amazing things with food. I wish her well in her retirement. Its going to be hard, shes been so busy these last 30 years of her life. But shell blossom out, doing something that will benefit the community. Shes a people person and a builder of ideas. She still has a young mind. She made the Phil and the museum happen, single-handedly, really. She has an orchid and a street named after her, and a gallery at the museum named after her. She deserves it all. PETER ENTINVice president of theater operations at the New York-based Shubert OrganizationShe was a one-woman show that put (Naples) on the map. We all know that. Shes created something that is so cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary. The art museum is something to behold. Shes indomitable. Indefatigable. HAROLYN BLACKWELLMetropolitan Opera soprano, who has performed at the Phil numerous timesMyra had this incredible vision to see that the community needed an arts center and that it would not only be about a performance hall and orchestra, but would include a museum. Ive been performing there since the s and I remember the first time, with Erich Kunzel conducting the orchestra, I thought, Wow, this is amazing. This is a well-kept secret. I have to find the administrator whos running the show. I met Myra and instantly fell in love with her It was so amazing to me that this dynamo of a woman had a vision and could build it into a firstrate arts institution I was just bowled over. When we finally had the opportunity to have lunch together, I just said to her, I want to be like you when I grow up. I love her tenacity with such style and class. To me, shes never going to retire. For Myra, I think there will always be a new and exciting chapter to add to the book of her life. Therell be some new, brilliant project that no one else has thought of, that Myra will go, Aha! Thats what has to be done next. NICK SCANDALIOSChairman of the Broadway League and executive vice president of the Nederlander OrganizationThe first thing I would say, is what Myra has done is truly herculean. Youd be hard pressed to find any individual in the whole country who has done what she has, in an individual city. Its amazing the complex she has built and created in her city. I can pay her no higher compliment. I dont know anyone else in the country who has done what shes done, to the quality that shes done it. Shes an extraordinary woman. Ive known her for about 10 years, Id say. Ive enjoyed an extraordinary relationship with her. I cherish it. I wish her well. I wish she were still going to be (working) with all of us. She really is an extraordinary lady. People should do in a lifetime what she did in her retirement. HIRSHHORN BLACKWELL COURTESY PHOTOSMyra Janco Daniels in her office at the Phil, above, and in front of the Louise Nevelson installation at the Naples Museum of Art, right.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 12-18, 2012 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Open for Public Lunch Monday-Saturday 11:30am-3:30pm Dinner Daily 4:00pm-Close LIVE ENTERTAINMENT NIGHTLY FROM 8:30 700 Fifth Ave. S., Naples, FL 34102 (239) 659-7008 MAKE FOOD WITH PASSION FOR LASTING IMPRESSION www.VerginaRestaurant.com Theater Company By TheatreZone through Jan. 15 in the G&L Theatre at Community School of Naples. (888) 966-3352 or www. theatrezone-florida.com.12 Angry Jurors By The Marco Players through Jan. 29. 1089 N. Collier Blvd. 642-7270 or www.themarcoplayers. com.Moonlight & Magnolias By The Naples Players through 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. through Jan. 21 and at 2 p.m. Jan. 15 at Theatre Conspiracy at the Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers. 936-3239 or www.theatreonspiracy.org.Rock of Ages At the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers, through Jan. 15. 481-4849 or www.bbannpah.com. The Year of Magical Thinking By Florida Repertory Theatre, Fort Myers, through Feb. 4. 332-4488 or www. floridarep.org. See story on page C17.God of Carnage By Florida Repertory Theatre through Jan. 31. 332-4488 or www.floridareporg. One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest By Laboratory Theater of Florida Jan. 13-28 at 1634 Woodford Ave., Fort Myers. 218-0481 or www.laboratorytheaterflorida.com.Lunch & a Show The Marco Players Box Lunch Series presents From 42nd Street to Hollywood & Vine at noon Jan. 14. $25. 642-7270. Thursday, Jan. 12 Trunk Show Marissa Collections presents a trunk show of spring fashions by Rena Lange today and Friday. 1167 Third St. S. 687-1148 or www.MarissaCollections.com.Art Lecture Richard Geary, of Geary Studio/Art & Interiors, speaks on Designing Your Environment Around Art at 6 p.m. at The von Liebig Art Center. 851-5284 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Jazz Tunes The Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra presents the third concert the All That Jazz series at 6 and 8:30 p.m. 597-1900 or www.ThePhil.org.Doo-Wop Sounds Six classic doo-wop groups perform Ultimate DooWop No. 1 at 8 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or www. ThePhil.org.Come to the Cabaret The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs hosts Live at the Promenade! Its De-Lyrical, a cabaret show by Carole Fenstermacher, at 7 p.m. at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Friday, Jan. 13 Art Opening The Southwest Florida Pastel Society hosts the opening reception for its exhibit at the Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs from 6-8 p.m. The exhibition runs through Jan. 26. 4958989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.Free Music Gulf Coast Town Center presents classic oldies by The Hat Boys from 7-9 p.m. under the stars in Market Plaza. 267-0783 or www.gulfcoasttowncenter.com. Saturday, Jan. 14 Medieval Times The Riverdale Kiwanis Medieval Faire runs from 9 a.m.6 p.m. today through Sunday and Jan. 21-22 at Lakes Regional Park, Fort Myers. 369-6881. Art Event The Naples Artcrafters hosts an outdoor art show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Cambier Park. 250-0804 or www.facebook.com/naplesartcrafters.Wild Art The 14th annual Wildlife and Wildlands Art Show is set for 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park. The show features 20 artists who use natural materials. 398-7687 or www. DelnorWiggins.org.Bonita Art Fest The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents the Bonita Springs National Art Festivals from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Sunday at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Art After Dark Studios and galleries in Crayton Cove offer refreshments and entertainment from 6-8 p.m. 403-8393. Neapolitan Opry Cluster Pluckin beginning at 8 p.m. at The Norris Center features The Laws, The Bugtussle Ramblers, Scott Ritter & The Bean Pickers, The Crying and Screaming Blues Band and more. 213-3049. Sunday, Jan. 15 Jazz in the Park Chill out under the sun to the sounds of Bob Zottola and the Expandable Jazz Band from 2-4 p.m. at Sugden Regional Park. $5. www.naplesjazzlovers.com.Jewelry Trunk Show Marissa Collections hosts a Lucifer vir Honestus jewelry trunk show today through Tuesday. 1167 Third Street S. 687-1148 or www. MarissaCollections.com.Naples Concert Band Bring a lawn chair and sit back to listen to the Naples Concert Band from 2-4 p.m. in the band shell at Cambier Park. 213-3058. Monday, Jan. 16 Art Show The Estero Art Leagues Winter Show opens at 4 p.m. on the second floor of the Bonita Health Center. The show continues through March.MLK Parade A parade in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. sets out at 11 a.m. along Fifth Avenue South and is followed by a celebration at Cambier Park until 3 p.m. 537-1153. COURTESY PHOTOThe YMCA of the Palms 2012 Sneaker Ball is set for Jan. 21 at the Greater Naples YMCA. 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. www. ymcapalms.org or 598-5178. COURTESY IMAGENumerous works by E.J. Paprocki, including Clair de lune the artists oil-on-canvas interpretation of a favorite piece of music, are on exhibit at DeBruyne Fine Art, 275 Broad Ave. S. 262-4551.COURTESY IMAGENice Jewish Girls Gone Bad returns to Naples to schtick it to the man in a onetime performance at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits on Jan. 14. Doors open at 6 p.m., dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. and show time is 8 p.m. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JANUARY 12-18, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOHello SunshineSouth Beach Resin Wicker Loungeravailable exclusively atEAST INDIES HOME COLLECTION11985 US 41 N., Naples 34110 239-596-7273 Joseph Charles PatioChamber Music Classic Chamber Concerts presents The B Identity I (Quintets) at the Sugden Community Theatre. $55. 263-7990 or www.ClassicChamberConcerts.org.Play Your Cards Right Its Bingo night at the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island. The doors at 991 Winterberry Drive open at 5:30 p.m. for a free kosher hot dog supper, and the first game is called at 7 p.m. 642-0800. Tuesday, Jan. 17 Ave Marie Tours Trolley tours through the Town of Ave Maria take place from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 352-3903 or www.avemaria.com.Old Favorites Vocalist Nevada Wilkens and Stu Shelton on keyboard perform jazz and standards from 6:309:30 p.m. tonight and Jan. 31 at Handsome Harrys, 1205 Third St. S. 434-6400. Foreign Film The Italian Cultural Society presents Malena at 6:45 p.m. at The Norris Center. $5. www.italianculturalsociety.com. Rock & Blues The Gregg Allman Low Country Blues Tour takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers. 481-4849 or www.bbmannpah.com.Marco Concert The Box Cars perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Marco Island Lutheran Church. www.theboxcars.com. Wednesday, Jan. 18 Dinner & a Show The Box Cars perform at 7 p.m. at The Stage in Bonita Springs. $35 for dinner and the show. 405-8566 or www.thestagebonita.com for reservations.Open Mic Freds Food, Fun & Spirits hosts open mic night for singers, songwriters and musicians from 7-10 p.m. 2700 Immokalee Rd. 431-7928. Coming up Remembering the King Chris MacDonald: Memories of Elvis: comes to the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19. 481-4849 or www. bbmannpah.com.Garden Art Give your Garden Personality with Uncommon Art is presented by Brittany Patterson-Weber and Master Gardener Leah Ray from 10-11:30 a.m. Jan. 19 at Unity of Naples Church. $7; a series card for 10 classes is $25. 353-4244 or collier.ifas.ufl.edu.Opera Naples Mozarts Don Giovanni, performed in Italian with English subtitles, is presented by Opera Naples Jan. 20 and 22 at Gulf Coast High School. 963-9050 or www.operanaples. orgTribute Band A Fleetwood Mac tribute band performs 6-9 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Naples Botanical Garden.Arts & Crafts Art-in-the-Glades runs from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. Jan. 21 in McLeod Park in Everglades City. 695-2905 or www.evergladeshistorical.org.More Art The 3rd Saturday Art Days is from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 21 at the North Naples Arts Alliance in the Pine Ridge Industrial Park. 821-1061. Big Band The SW Florida Big Band performs runs from 2-4 p.m. Jan. 21 in the band shell at Cambier Park. 2133058. Cars & More A Chili Cook-off and Beer Fest/Car Show takes place from noon-6 p.m. Jan. 21 at Bayfront Place & Marina. 649-8700. Ad Libbing Naples City Improv takes the stage at 8 p.m. Jan. 21 at The Norris Center. 213-3049. Marco Concert The first of Marco Presbyterian Churchs Music for the Soul concert series starts at 6 p.m. Jan. 22. 394-8186 or www.marcochurch. com.Talk-Show Host Larry King appears at 8 p.m. Jan 22 as part of the Speaker Series at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or www.ThePhil.org.Memorial Concert The Voices of Naples perform Jan. 22 during Holocaust Remembrance Day services at Naples United Church of Christ. www. voicesofnaples.org.Les Misrables Cameron Mackintoshs 25th anniversary production of Les Misrables comes to the Philharmonic Center for the Arts Jan. 24-29. 5971900, www.LesMis.com or www.ThePhil. org. Mozarts Best The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra hits the road with Mozarts The Great at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at the First Presbyterian Church in Bonita Springs and at 8 p.m. Jan. 27 at Wesley United Methodist Church on Marco Island. 597-1900 or www.ThePhil.org.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 the 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.COURTESY PHOTOThem Looking at Us by Roxanne Buscemi is among the works by 12 local artists in Fabulous Florida: Artists Insider Views of What Makes Florida Tick, the newest exhibit at ArtGallery OldNaples2. The opening reception is from 6-9 p.m. Jan. 14, and the show will be up through Jan. 28. 1187 Eighth St. S. in Crayton Cove. 560-9569. COURTESY IMAGETim Walkoe is a veteran headliner at more than 100 comedy clubs nationwide, including the Comedy Stop in Las Vegas and Atlantic City, Zanies, Funny Bones, Comedy Store and many more. He has also been a featured performer at the Chicago Comedy Festival for the past 4 years. He performs at the Norris Center Theater at Cambier Park Friday, Jan. 20, at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $25.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 12-18, 2012 Its a jungle out there. But thats OK, playwright Yasmina Reza seems to say, because underneath our Armani suits, were all savages at heart. Her Tony Award-winning play, God of Carnage (at the Florida Repertory Theatre through Jan. 22), starts out calmly enough: Two couples, the Raleighs and the Novaks, meet to discuss an altercation their 11-year-old sons had on the playground. The Raleighs son hit the Novaks son with a stick, knocking out two teeth. Initially, theres nervous laughter, polite smiles, awkward silences, as the parents try to come to a consensus about what should happen next. Should the boys meet? Will the attacker apologize to his victim? Does he understand the seriousness of his actions? Is he truly sorry? But soon, social niceties are stripped away and raw emotions spew out like raw sewage. Veronica (Carrie Lund) and Michael (Craig Bockhorn) politely press for an apology, and Alan (Chris Clavelli) and Annette (Shelley Delaney) are initially contrite about their sons actions. But gradually, the tenor of the meeting changes. Alan, a lawyer, keeps answering his cell phone instead of engaging in the discussion at hand. Veronica and Michael are dismayed by his rudeness, and Annette grows increasingly agitated over her husbands actions and what is obviously his chronic disregard of her and her feelings. The playwright hits the bulls eye in using this device as an example of crumbling civility in our society. Alans constant phone calls are an escalating irritant, yet he feels hes the one whos been wronged when he realizes theyve heard every word of his loud conversations. We begin to see tiny cracks, then large fissures, in the marriages of both couples who initially presented united fronts. Like long-married partners do, they look to each other for support, for confirmation, to be backed up in their arguments or statements. They speak in glances, in subtle signs and cues. They realize when theyve misspoken and try to backtrack, or jump in and explain their partners comment.A highly complex quartetTo these four actors credit, we believe theyve been long married to each other, that their little verbal dances have been going on for years before we meet them. This is a superlative cast, a small ensemble that works together like a chamber group, their dialogue a concerto of changing moods and recurring themes. Mr. Clavelli plays lawyer Alan with chilling efficiency. Brisk, curt and blunt, he has little patience or time for small talk or politeness. If its a dog-eat-dog world, Alan definitely sees himself as top dog. Mr. Bockhorn, on the other hand, is a self-made man. Hes a doughy, affable guy we feel for when hes forced to make small talk with the other couple; his awkwardness and discomfort is palpable. Ms. Delaney plays her character as someone whos overly polite and tightly wound. Eventually, aided by rum, she snaps. Ms. Lunds character initially seems to be the voice of reason in the play, but theres a touch of overbearing selfrighteousness there too. All four characters are highly complex, and this quartets intense, one-act performance is nothing short of stunning, an awe-inspiring tour de force. Emotions run the gamut as the action careens along like an out-of-control car, alliances changing from one minute to the next.Wonderfully unpredictableIn many ways, God of Carnage is similar in tone to Edward Albees Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf? While the dialogue and events are horrifying, theyre also humorous. The playwright has called her work a theater of nerves and told the Los Angeles Times that, Above all, my plays are about people who are well-raised but who lose control of themselves. It is difficult to discuss the plays plot in any detail without giving anything away. Suffice it to say, the couples meeting quickly deteriorates and as social masks drop, the four reveal themselves to be no better behaved than their sons. By the end of the evening, theyve regressed into Neanderthals. They show their true selves: unethical, uncaring, misogynistic, homophobic, racist. One character cheerfully admits that his son is a savage. Another cops to having willfully murdered their childs pet hamster, and shows absolutely no remorse. Children consume our lives and then destroy them, one declares. This play, which was so popular on Broadway, is now being produced by regional theaters across the country. Its easy to see why: There are only four characters, and just one set. Guest director Dennis Lee Delaney does well within these constraints, especially with his staging. And his choice of music at the plays opening and close is especially inspired. But God of Carnage is also popular because its so wonderfully layered and about so many things: It examines whether having responsibility for others has any limits, from not holding loud personal conversations on cell phones to doing something about the genocide in Darfur. Its about the textures of relationships in a marriage. It examines the degrees of caring for our children, and questions when healthy parental love turns into obsession or over-protection. And above all, its just an intriguing, dramatic, unpredictable play that grabs your brain and your gut. It hits you viscerally, but also leaves you thinking about it in the days to follow. Robert Wolfins set is spectacular: a mid-50s dcor, with animal prints scattered throughout, reflecting not only Veronicas interest in and travels to Africa, but the playwrights assertion that life is a jungle. There are carved animal heads on the bookcase, zebra and giraffe patterns on the couch pillows, leopard prints on the chairs and ottomans. The walls themselves have repetitive cutout patterns in the shape of old-fashioned TV screens or windows. Its a modern, minimalist set. Costume designer Roberta Malcolm has dressed the Novaks in earth tones and casual clothes, while the Raleighs are both in tailored gray suits. This is an adult play with mature language and themes, not really appropriate for or comprehensible by children, though some did attend on opening night. Powerful and emotionally charged, it left me exhausted, but exhilarated. Like Florida Reps productions of Doubt and August: Osage County in previous seasons, God of Carnage is sure to leave audiences talking about it long after the final bows. THEATER REVIEWGod of Carnage victorious at Florida Rep f t T t w t e nancySTETSONnstetson@floridaweekly.com God of Carnage>> When: Through Jan. 22 >> Where: Florida Repertory Theatre, downtown Fort Myers >> Cost: $45 and $40 >> Info: 332-4488 or www. oridarep.org 18% gratuity added before discount. One coupon per table. Good for party up to 10 people. Cannot be combined with other offer. Valid through 01/20/12. SHHHH! (Everyone will want to come if you tell them) Get your ticket for the 3rd Annual Neapolitan OpryCluster Pluckinwww.facebook.com/russ.frontline1January 14th 7-10pm The most unique show of the season!
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 12-18, 2012 CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Your need to succeed might overwhelm obligations to your loved ones. Ease up on that workload and into some well-deserved time with family and friends. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Love rules for amorous Aquarians who can make good use of their ability to communicate feelings. Dont be surprised if theyre reciprocated in kind. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Fishing for compliments? No doubt, you probably earned them. But its best to let others believe they were the ones who uncovered the treasure you really are. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Guess what, Lamb? Youre about to experience a new perspective on a situation you long regarded quite differently. What you learn could open more opportunities later. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The Bold Bovine is tempted to charge into a new venture. But it might be best to take things one step at a time, so that you know just where you are at any given point. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Its a good time to go on that fun getaway youve been planning. Youll return refreshed, ready and, yes, even eager to tackle the new challenge that awaits you. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The Moon Child loves to fantasize about magical happenings in the early part of the week. But the sensible Crab gets down to serious business by weeks end. LEO (July 23 to August 22) What goes around comes around for those lucky Leos and Leonas whose acts of generosity could be repaid with opportunities to expand into new and exciting areas of interest. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Your concern about your job responsibilities is commendable. But you need to take some quiet time to share with someone who has really missed being with you. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Aspects favor getting out and meeting new people. And as a bonus, you might find that some of your newly made friends could offer important business contacts. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) You might take pride in wanting to do everything yourself. But nows a good time to ask family members to help with a demanding personal situation. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Pay more attention to the possibilities in that workplace change. It could show the way to make that longsought turn on your career path. BORN THIS WEEK: Your good works flow from an open, generous heart. Nothing makes you happier than to see others happy as well. SEE ANSWERS, C9 SEE ANSWERS, C9011 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. 011 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. PUZZLES HOROSCOPES BRIEFLY STATED 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: MR. TEQUILA RESTAURANT 3216 North Tamiami Trail(239) 304-8629 www.mrtequilarestaurant.com HAPPY HOUR 4-6pm 2-4-1 Margaritas Domestic Draft Beer $2.50 Everyday!Hours: Open 7 Days Sun-Thurs 11am-10pm Fri & Sat 11am-10:30pm Best Margaritas in Town! Spend $25 Receive $5 OFF* one coupon per table www.harmonmeekgallery.com Open Monday Friday 10 5 Est. in Naples in 1964 Saturday by AppointmentHARMON-MEEK GALLERY599 Tamiami Trail No., Suite 309 Naples, FL 34102(239) 261-2637
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 12-18, 2012 C11 It is both a blessing and a curse that in 2011 (more so than in any prior year but no doubt establishing a trend that will continue) studios screened a lot less of their awful content for critics. What this means is that I was not invited to see certain movies and in some cases, I was uninvited. This is why I did not see the generally reviled In Time, The Darkest Hour, Shark Night 3D, The Three Musketeers, Drive Angry or Apollo 18, among others. That said, I did see plenty of dreck. Here are my picks for the worst of 2011. Red Riding Hood A red cloak, a talking wolf, terrible performances and a large metal elephant. Sounds like an awful porno flick, but it actually describes Red Riding Hood, one of the worst fairy tale adaptations youll ever see. The story was illogical, the production design was drab, and those hoping Amanda Seyfrieds hotness would make it worthwhile were disappointed by her baggy clothes and sulking. Arthur Now if the werewolf wouldve eaten Russell Brand in Arthur, then wed be on to something. Too bad it didnt, because this would-be comedy wasnt at all funny, and Brand played the title role as an unlikeable louse we never give a damn about. And is it just me, or does Brand always look like he smells? Scream 4 To prove how important an ending is, the last 10 minutes of Scream 4 have the dumbest, most insanely idiotic ending Ive ever seen. If it stopped after the first ending, however, with Sidney (Neve Campbell) dying and a new killer on the loose, it would have been a brilliant way to continue the franchise. Instead, it opted for tacked-on formulaic nonsense that didnt work, never could have worked and ruined the entire movie. Green Lantern On one hand, I appreciate Ryan Reynolds handsomeness and charm. On the other, theres just no way his skin-tight suit was enough for me to enjoy Green Lantern, a movie so overladen with visual effects it made my head spin. Then the 3D (and Blake Lively) made everything worse. Cowboys & Aliens The biggest disappointment of the year, however, came with Cowboys & Aliens. Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig have played the most iconic action heroes of the last 40 years (Han Solo/Indiana Jones and James Bond, respectively), but at no point do they give this movie hope of being anything more than insipid trash. Worse, Jon Favreau (Iron Man) directed it like a straight drama, meaning it was zero fun. What a sad misfire. Spy Kids: All The Time In The World It wasnt just that the story, visual effects and 3D were terrible in Spy Kids: All The Time In The World, it was the Aromascope that made this a real disaster. The idea was to scratch a number on the Aromascope card every time that number appeared on screen, but I kid you not, every number smelled the same. This is a good thing, though, because otherwise we wouldve smelled vomit for 90 minutes. Johnny English Reborn Americans will just never find Rowan Atkinson funny. Hes a silent comedian in the sound era, and his impish little expressions, coy faux innocence and overall inability to make us laugh is tiring. Stay home in Britain where subtle humor is most appreciated, Mr. Atkinson and for the love of mercy, stop exporting crap like Johnny English Reborn onto American movie screens. The Sitter Fat Jonah Hill usually means good Jonah Hill, but there was nothing good about The Sitter. The story, about an unwilling babysitter who takes bratty kids into New York City so he can buy drugs for the girl who uses him, was full of predictable jokes and unfunny scenarios. Usually Hills one-liners and I-dont-give-a-damn demeanor are enough for a few laughs, but nothing worked here. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part One And finally, the worst of the year and the movie that literally made me angry to watch The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part One. Ever wish you could un-see something? The slow pace, hideously stupid characters and illogical plot were bad enough, but even worse was this: Ive been waiting for four movies for that whiny bitch Bella to die, and as a cruel joke in this one, she dies but then is undead. Of course, she did have full makeup and eyeliner on when she was born again, so that was realistic. I dont hate many movies, but I HATED this. So heres to a better 2012, one in which movie stars continue to flourish, new talent bursts onto the scene and somehow, we are spared Breaking Dawn, Part 2 come November. Please? 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Two Harbors Press. 328 pages. $16.95. Every family has a secret, but Uncle Maxs could wreak havoc on the world. Such is the official product description for this exciting thriller. Indeed, everything is at stake. What can an overworked young physician do about it? Dr. Bruce Starkmans responsibilities as chief ER resident at Chicagos Cook County Hospital are interrupted by the news of his uncles mysterious death. Uncle Max, the owner of a small bookstore, would seem to have died of natural causes, but there are some suggestions of foul play. Who would wish to murder this seemingly innocuous senior citizen? Readers know whats up long before Bruce finds out, as the first chapter of the book lays out a situation in which Max is threatened and tortured by neo-Nazis who ask him for a special box. Maxs refusal to give them what they want or tell them where it is leads to his death. What arouses Bruces suspicion? Well, that his Orthodox uncle is cremated (against Jewish law) and that something is not right about the funeral home paperwork. As Bruce attempts to settle his uncles affairs, more questions come up and there is always a difficult path to partial answers. Is it a coincidence that Bruces ex-girlfriend, a woman who might be considered Maxs confidante and someone who shared his suspicions, dies suddenly? And who is the mysterious man who seems to have unsuccessfully attempted to save her a man who suggested to Bruce that it would be best not to involve the police? And why was Bruces friend on the police force suddenly called away and replaced by a subordinate? And how does Bruce himself become a suspect? The answers, as one might expect from the title, have to do with events from Maxs life as a teenager during the Holocaust. More specifically, the answers involve records from the Theresianstadt concentration camp and the mind-blowing contents of the silver box that, we discover, was crafted under duress by a young prisoner, Bruces Uncle Max, who later escaped hid the box. Bruce discovers Maxs journal and with that discovery he commits himself to following through on foiling the neo-Nazi plot that demands retrieval of the box and its contents detailed plans for the resurgence of Nazi power and worldwide domination. Along the way, Bruce meets an Israeli security official, Miriam, who is perhaps a bit too much of a brazen, brainy, martial and sexually magnetic stereotype Israeli babe. I imagine a somewhat younger Angelina Jolie in the movie. They join forces in an attempt to find the box ahead of the neo-Nazi leaders and their thugs. The plot moves from Chicago to Paris to the Czech Republic with heart-pounding energy and tantalizing danger. Allen Malnaks descriptions of place, so vividly detailed, help make the story credible. The settings whether interior or exterior, old or new, day or night draw the reader in. So, too, does the evolving character of Dr. Bruce Starkman, who shifts from one kind of life-saving commitment to another. In addition, Mr. Malnak, a retired physician living in Bonita Springs, has summoned up a cast of villains to die for. Hitlers Silver Box is one of those first novels that should have found a major trade publisher. The advanced reading copy that I was given to review suffers a bit from ineffective page design, which detracts from the reading experience. The suspenseful, gripping narrative is worth the effort, however, and the nightmarish premise is made frighteningly plausible. philJASON firstname.lastname@example.org A taut thriller conjures huge neo-Nazi threat www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 12-18, 2012 FLORIDA WRITERS
MALNAK Meet the author>> Who: Bonita Springs resident Dr. Allen Malnak >> What: Hitlers Silver Box book discussion and signing >> When: 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27 >> Where: Beth Tikvah of Naples, 1459 Pine Ridge Road >> Reservations: 434-1818 When my father came to America in 1906 at age 16, he had only one distant relative in this country. He left behind in Kovno, Lithuania, a large family, including his parents, eight brothers and sisters, cousins, aunts and uncles. They ranged in age from the elderly to babies. Dad died of natural causes during World War II, and immediately following the war, my late brother Lewis and I began to try to track down our fathers European family. I was just 16 when the war ended. We wrote letters to everyone we could think of, and after about a year received a detailed reply from the International Red Cross. Nazi records as well as witness reports indicated that all members of dads family had been murdered either in or near Kovno or after transfer to a death camp. Every man, woman and child. So, one entire side of my family was destroyed by the Nazis. Of course, I became interested in the Holocaust and began reading articles about it even during my high school and college years. During my internship at Chicagos Cook County Hospital, I read a short book, Doctors of Infamy, which covered many horrendous medical experiments performed on concentration camp prisoners by Nazi physicians. The book was so disturbing that after reading it, I tossed it into a garbage can. My next book on the subject was Elie Weisels Night. I then became occupied with my professional career as well as with my growing family for many years. When I reached the age of 40, I decided I owed it to my dead family members to engage in a real study of that terrible time. I then spent perhaps two or three years of my limited free time reading every book I could find on the Holocaust. Years later, I retired from the practice and teaching of internal medicine, and my wife and I moved to Bonita Springs. I noticed in the local paper an article describing a course in writing fiction being held at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Naples. The teacher was Hollis Alpert, a well-known novelist, biographer and short story editor as well as a movie critic. I took classes with Mr. Alpert for a couple of years. He would give us assignments, often listing several subjects that we should use as the basis of a short story. He would critique each story and at the next weekly session read some of them to the class. One topic I picked was titled A Silver Box. For some reason, I decided to write it about a concentration camp prisoner at the Theresienstadt who was forced by a Nazi colonel to make a silver box that would be a present for Adolph Hitler. After reading the story in class, Mr. Alpert suggested it could be expanded into a novel, and that started the process that eventually led to Hitlers Silver Box. Having put the novel aside for a number of years, the reason I decided to finish it had to do with comments on the website of a local newspaper from two self-admitted neo-Nazis who literally bragged about their admiration for Hitler and the murderous Waffen SS. Their comments were racist and anti-Semitic to the extreme. While Hitlers Silver Box is a work of fiction, its loosely based on the fact that during the Second World War, Nazi scientists worked up to the wars end on a multitude of secret weapons on which Hitler pinned his hopes for a last ditch victory. These weapon systems ranged from very long range rockets that could be fired from underground bases to alternative physics, robotic warriors, new energy sources, radical germ warfare and, of course, nuclear weapons. In the novel, the facts were modified to suggest that many objects that were later called UFOs were also developed by Nazi scientists in concealed locations, and various secret laboratories were set up around the world, including in areas of both Arctic and Antarctic wastes where explorers had never trekked. Hitlers Silver Box further develops this to suggest that as Allied Armies closed in on Germany from east and west, it became apparent to his top generals that the war would be lost. With Hitlers reluctant approval, a group of highranking Nazi officials decided it would be prudent to plan for a Fourth Reich. This would require keeping these scientists funded and working for many years. All knowledge about them including their exact locations as well as their discoveries would have to be kept secret until the time was right. Thus the vital importance of the sole document containing this information placed inside the silver box made especially for Hitler. The box was taken from the Nazis in 1945 and hidden in a forest in what is now the Czech Republic. Writing the novel required considerable research. Having worked during my training and military service in a number of emergency rooms as well as having been medical director of a large ER department in Chicagos Mount Sinai Hospital, I was familiar with that aspect of the story. I studied articles and books on life in Theresienstadt concentration camp and had to learn a great deal about silversmithing. The authors story behind Hitlers Silver BoxBY DR. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 12-18, 2012 C17 Magical ThinkingStudio Theatre at Florida Rep presents Joan Didion adaptationThe Year of Magical Thinking, adapted from Joan Didion's best-selling memoir and starring Sara Morsey, runs through Feb. 4 at Florida Repertory Theatres 's intimate 90-seat Studio Theatre in downtown Fort Myers. Published as a memoir in 2005, The Year of Magical Thinking became an instant best seller and won the National Book Award for nonfiction. Ms. Didion adapted it for the stage in 2007. The play chronicles the year she spent coping with her daughter's grave illness and the sudden loss of her husband of 40 years. Starring Vanessa Redgrave, the play was an instant Broadway sensation and ran for more than 144 performances. At Florida Rep, Ms. Morsey was seen most recently as the acid-tongued, pilladdicted matriarch, Violet Weston, in last season's electrifying August: Osage County. Her other Florida Rep roles include Carol in The Last Romance and the iconic Amanda Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie. Director Maureen Heffernan is another regular guest artist with Florida Rep. Her work with the company includes All my Sons, Master Class, Art, Rabbit Hole, Doubt, Opus and Florida Rep's recent nationally acclaimed productions of Sylvia and Dancing at Lughnasa. A New Jersey resident, Ms. Heffernan is an awardwinning director who's worked extensively in the Northeast with some of America's top regional companies. "I cannot imagine a better team than Sara Morsey and Maureen Heffernan working on this play," Robert Cacioppo, proucing artistic director, says. Artists of the highest caliber, they treat this very delicate subject matter with the utmost care and respect. Ms. Morsey and Ms. Heffernan are joined by a creative team including set designer Christopher Simpson (The Santaland Diaries), lighting and sound designer Kate Smith (It's a Wonderful Life), production stage manager Julie Richardson (King o' the Moon) and costume designer Judith Skyles. Performances are at 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and at 2 p.m. Wednesdays, Sundays and select Saturdays. The run also features a 7 p.m. twilight performance on Sunday, Jan. 15. Tickets for $40 are available by calling 332-4488 or visiting www.floridarep.org. The Year of Magical Thinking >> When: Through Feb. 11 >> Where: In the Studio Theatre at Florida Repertory Theatre, downtown Fort Myers >> Tickets: $40 >> Info: 332-4488 or www. oridarep.org visit winewomenandshoes.com/naples2012 All proceeds benet Cancer Alliance of NaplesRock the casbah with your sole sisters 6 P.M. 9 P.M. THE RITZCARLTON GOLF RESORT, NAPLES Beneting ~ Win Your Dream Closet ~ $10,000 in fashion, beauty treatments & a custom closet system .......................................................Be there. Be fabulous!.......................................................Closet makeover valued at $5000Professional wardrobe consultant to assist in closet makeover. & accessories.
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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 5pmE J Paprocki Exhibition: Jan 12th thru 25th 24x36 Image September Evening, Paris $8,500EJ Paprocki (American) Spending much of his time painting en plein air in Europe has given the artist an insight into the charm and grace of life across the pond. Staccato brush strokes emulate the hustle and bustle of city streets while a jewel toned palette creates the aura of a leisurely stroll down the boulevard. e viewer can feel the warm summer twilight and bask in the joyful feelings a Paprocki painting evokes. 40x30 Image Gathering Seashells $9,500EJ Paprocki (Americ an) With sensitivity and passion EJ Paprocki captures the very essence of children at the seashore. e light dancing on the waves, the water swirling around bare feet and the earnest expression on a childs face as he discovers the treasures hidden in the sand. All are combined to imbue the works in this enchanting series with the warmth and tenderness of innocence at play. Private commissions are welcomed! 25x30 Image Song to the Moon $8,500EJ Paprocki (American) Is there anything more romantic than moonlight on the water? In this latest body of work, EJ Paprocki has once again expanded and enhanced his artistic repertoire. With softness and grace he explores the timelessness of classic composition. Whether a ery sunset, or a glowing moonrise, these paintings evoke a dreamy nostalgic feeling that one can relate to, giving rise to an emotional bond between the viewer and the artist20 x 16 Image Harbor at Sunset, Naples $4,500EJ Paprocki (American) Internationally renowned artist EJ Paprocki was born in Chicago in 1971. An avid painter since childhood, he studied Business and Fine Art at Loyola University. After receiving his BA degree, he augmented his formal studies with extensive travels in Europe, painting and visiting and visiting the great museums. He has been featured in 16 one-man exhibitions and many prestigious group shows on two continents. is is his 12th one-man exhibition at DeBruyne Fine Art.
A Celebration of Dixieland Jazz by The Jazz Masters TICKETS: $15 PER PERSON OR $25 FOR TWO PLEASE CALL 239-213-3037 FOR TICKETS Saturdays, January 14th, February 11th, March 10th and April 14th 1:30 3:30pm River Park Presents...River Park Community Center NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS TWO C21ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTSociety Past Repasts Cuisine WEEK OF JANUARY 12-18, 2012Its high season for clubs and organizations throughout the area. Heres what some of them have on their upcoming programs: The Naples Press Club invites members and guests to a mixer and short program about Shakespeare in Paradise, Naples newest professional theater company, from 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, at Clive Daniel Home, 2777 Tamiami Trail N. Wine, beverages and happy hour treats will be provided compliments of Clive Daniel Home. Reservations are appreciated and can be made by e-mailing RSVP@naplespressclub.org. The German American Club Gemuetlichkeit holds a dinner dance on Friday, Jan. 13, at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, 7100 Airport Pulling Road. Doors open at 5 p.m., and dinner is served at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $25 for members, $30 for others. For reservations, call 774-1582. The Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club of Naples will meet from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at a members home in Grey Oaks. Alumnae of Pi Beta Phi chapters across the country and Canada are welcome to enjoy tea and treats and to embrace the Pi Phi sisterhood. Cost is $10. For more information and reservations, call 262-2259 or e-mail email@example.com. The Ohio State Alumni Club of 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. Kesher SWFL, a new social group for Jewish young professionals, kicks off with Schmooze and Brews from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at Docs Beach House in Bonita Springs. All are welcome. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 or 992-CLUB NOTES MORE CLUB NOTES, C22 What is cold-painted bronze? The term is used online to describe colorful bronze or spelter figures, but almost no one explains what it means. One online forum offers dozens of answers, all wrong, because the bloggers are contemporary artists familiar with a modern process called cold patina. The artist covers the metal with chemicals like cupric chloride and ammonium chloride to create a bluish green patina. The finish will wear off unless you cover it with a fixative and then maybe wax. Cold-painting was a technique popular during the Art Deco period, which started in the 1920s. Bronze figures, most of them made in Vienna, were actually covered with enamel paint. The result is a very colorful figure or lamp. Small Viennese animals and other figures, often under 2 inches tall, were especially popular and sell today for $100 to $200. Art Deco figurines of women, often dancing, were made of bronze or spelter (white metal) for the main part, ivory for the hands and faces. Again, the metal part was colored with a special paint. Another group of cold-painted bronzes were scenes depicting Arabs in tents or on camels. Many had a small light bulb inside and were used as night-lights or lamps. The best known of these figures were made by Namgreb, the mark used by Franz Bergman (1861-1936), who reversed his name to make it sound more exotic. Signed pieces sell for hundreds of dollars today. If you have a cold-painted bronze or spelter figure, be careful. The paint chips easily. Do not use metal polish or any chemical cleaner on them. Just dust or wipe with a damp cloth. Q: I was given an original invitation to the inauguration of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson dated Jan. 20, 1961. I would like to know if its worth anything and who might want it. A: The inauguration of President Kennedy and Vice President Johnson was held on the East Portico of the U.S. Capitol. Since 1981, most inaugurations have been held on the West Front of the Capitol. The 1961 inauguration included several firsts, including the first Catholic president-elect, the first time both parents of the presidentelect attended their sons inauguration and the first time a poet (Robert Frost) participated in the ceremony. It was also the first time the parade was televised in color and the first time Army flame-throwers were used to clear snow from the path of the parade. Kennedy was the last president to wear a stovepipe hat to his inauguration. Some invitations include the words Please present the enclosed card of admission, but many more were issued to the public as souvenirs. Invitations to the 1961 inauguration have sold for $60 to $150 or more. Those with the original mailer are worth more than those without it. Q: We have a 10-piece walnut dining room set made by the Phoenix Furniture Co. of Grand Rapids, Mich. The heavy Victorianstyle set includes a table with three leaves and six chairs, buffet, server and china closet. Each piece has either machine carvings or applied decorations. Is the set antique? A: The Phoenix Furniture Co. was founded in Grand Rapids in 1872. The company was acquired by Robert Irwin in 1911. He merged Phoenix with another furniture company in 1919 to form the Robert W. Irwin Co. But the Phoenix Furniture Co. name continued to be used on its original lines until at least 1926. A set made before 1912 is antique. Pieces in various revival styles were manufactured by Phoenix or Irwin from about 1890 until the late 1910s. Q: I have a Star Trek classic brass belt buckle that reads Star Trek Lives! on the top and pictures the USS Enterprise in the middle of a star field. On the bottom right it reads, These are the voyages. . The back reads Tiffany Studio, New York. Can you give me some information on this? A: Brass buckles marked Tiffany have been around since the 1960s, but Tiffany did not make them. Star Trek buckles like yours show up for sale online for high prices and very low prices, but they usually sell for $5 or $10. Other common buckles supposedly made by Tiffany include Wells Fargo buckles and Civil War uniform buckles. They were made to look old but date from no earlier than the 1960s. The original Star Trek TV series ran from 1966 through 1969. It was followed by an animated TV series, three TV sequels and a TV prequel. The first Star Trek movie was released in 1979, and 10 others followed, the most recent in 2009. Production will begin on another sequel in 2012. Value of your buckle: under $20. Q: I inherited eight life-size copper figures of insects, lobsters, shrimp, crabs and crayfish. They were all made in Japan years ago and have Japanese signatures on them. Their arms, legs and other body parts move on hinges. Can you tell me something about them and if theyre valuable? A: You may have a group of valuable ornamental figurines called jizai okimono. They are realistic metal figures of animals. Experts believe they were first made by armor craftsmen in Japan in the 18th century. They are still being made. Depending on condition, artistry and age, a single figure can sell for more than $1,000. Tip: If your old ivory-beaded necklace is becoming yellow, do not clean it. Yellowing is just a sign of age. Terry Kovel answers as many questions as possible through the column. By sending a letter with a question, you give full permission for use in the column or any other Kovel forum. Names, addresses or email addresses will not be published. We cannot guarantee the return of any photograph, but if a stamped envelope is included, we will try. The volume of mail makes personal answers or appraisals impossible. Write to Kovels, (Florida Weekly), King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019.Cold-painted bronze popular Art Deco era metal treatment l m n o S h terryKOVELnews@floridaweekly.com This cold-painted figure depicts an Arab man with a pipe seated in front of a rug and a lit tower. The lamp is 13 inches high and 6 inches wide. It's unmarked but still sold in October 2011 for $763 at Cowan's Auctions in Cincinnati.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JAN. 12-18, 2012 INTERACTIVE FRIENDLY PIRATE FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! SET SAIL ON A 90-MINUTE SWASHBUCKLING SHOW Reservations are Required Call for Cruise Times 239.765.7272 Also Ask about our Sunset Cruises,Private Parties & Charters. Full Service Barwww.PiecesofEight.com PIRATE CRUISE WITH THE PURCHASE OF TWO FARES. NO OTHER OFFERS APPLY COUPON MAY BE USED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE EXP. 12/14/11 $5 OFF PIRATECRUISE FW-12 EXP. 01-31-12 VIGNETTESBY KELLIUNIQUE FURNISHINGS, ACCESSORIES AND INTERIOR DESIGN.SHOWROOM LOCATION 239.403.4181 WWW.KELLIINTERIORDESIGN.COMA DIVISION OF BRIGHT IDEASLIC #IB26001333 ASID #77859 NCIDQ CERTIFIED CLUB NOTES 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. The Naples Orchid Society celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2012 and has chosen the ghost orchid, an orchid native to Southwest Florida that only exists in the wild, as its golden anniversary logo. All funds raised this year will benefit Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuarys education program. Society meetings and events take place at Moorings Presbyterian Church. The celebratory season kids off with a buffet dinner and silent auction beginning at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2. Wynns Catering will provide the meal, and guest speaker Michael Coronado of R.F. Orchids in Homestead, Fla., will discuss the recent World Orchid Conference and his orchid trip to Indonesia. Cost is $25 for NOS members and $35 for others. Sign up at www.naplesorchidsociety.org. For more information, e-mail email@example.com. Womens Cultural Alliance, an affinity group of the Jewish Federation of Collier County, has 700 members and more than 250 courses, events and trips planned for the new season. Annual membership is $60. For more information, call Jane Hersch at 948-0003 or visit www.womensculturalliance.com. The Naples Garden Clubs 2012 House & Garden Tour set for Saturday, Feb. 4, is sold out. There is a stand-by option, however. Those who want to give it a try should arrive at the Naples Botanical Garden 45 minutes before their preferred departure time and put their name on the list. Buses leave the Garden at 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. and at 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. Last year, 1:30 p.m. was the best time to get a stand-by seat. Seats are released to those on the list on a first-come, first-served basis when ticket-holders dont show up. Tickets are $85. For more information, visit www.naplesgardenclub.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Newcomers Club welcomes women who have been permanent residents of Naples for no more than five years and who want to meet others who are new to the area. The club meets for lunch at 11:30 a.m. on the second Thursday of every month at country clubs throughout the area. In addition, groups within the club plan outings and dates to share varied interests, such as mah-jongg and duplicate bridge, gourmet cooking and discussions about philosophy. Prospective members are invited to coffee at 10 a.m. on the first Thursday of each month. For meeting locations and more information, call 298-4083 or visit www. naplesnewcomers.com. Save the date for the Zonta Club of Naples seventh annual Make A Difference fashion show, auction and luncheon set for Friday, March 30, at The Club at the Strand. Proceeds will benefit the PACE Center for Girls-Collier at Immokalee and Naples Teenage Parenting Program (TAPP), the Sally Sitta Awards for Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology in Health Sciences, Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowships and Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships. To donate silent auction items or become a sponsor, call Bernie Garabed at 571-2466. To purchase tickets, call Jane Kolczun at 245-8173 or visit www.zonta-naples.org. 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 Pre-Owned Womens, Mens & ChildrensDesigner Fashions with Impeccable Style & Sophistication (239) 596-5044www.truefashionistasresale.com NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY TO SELL YOUR ITEMS! AIRPORT PULLING RD.VANDERBILT BEACH RD.At the Shoppes at Vanderbilt Across from Lifestyle Fitness At the Shoppes at Vanderbilt2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road #178 | Naples Resale! Consignment! Trade!Anne Klein | Chanel Louis Vuitton | Versace and many more!
968 Second Avenue North in Naples Monday Saturday, 9:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m. 239.434.711550% OFFDESIGNER WHITE TAGS through 1/16/12 Owned & operated by:Confidential 24-hour crisis line: 239.775.1101 www.naplesshelter.org NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 12-18, 2012 C23 www.agavenaples.com 239-598-FIRE (3473) 2380 Vanderbilt Beach Road, NaplesNot just for dinner. Open for lunch 7 days a week. South west ern: (adj.) a sophisticated blend of Spanish & Mexican in uenced cuisine. @HotSpotNaplesTequila Inspired. Real Wood Fired.CLUB NOTES artists transform the street into a colorful, half-mile-long concrete canvas. Businesses can participate as sponsors by purchasing a canvas that they, an artist of their choosing or an artist provided to them by the Rotary Club can use to create a curbside masterpiece. 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 email@example.com or call Jim Richardson at 272-3645. The Bonita Springs Newcomers Club welcomes women who have lived in Bonita for less than three years. Luncheons are held at area country clubs on the third Thursday of every month (December meeting is on the second Thursday). Members must attend five luncheons a year and pay annual dues of $40. For more information, e-mail bonitanewcomers@ gmail.com or visit www.bonitaspringsnewcomersclub.com.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC24 WEEK OF JANUARY 12-18, 2012 Call (239) 649-2275 for reservations.www.NaplesPrincessCruises.comLIVE ENTERTAINMENT CRUISESAll Cruises 4:45pm to 6:45pm Tuesday, January 24thLive Tropical Fusion with J RobertTuesday, January 31stSounds of Sinatra with the talented Tony Avalon Join our VIP Club and Receive Special Offers and Updates. Text NP to 97063. Standard data and messaging rates apply.550 Port-O-Call Way | Naples, FL 34102 Naples Princess Naples Princess Intellectualization Mondays: TGIMIndependent film junkies craving intellectual satisfaction have an outlet for their addiction and a place to congregate. The Fort Myers Film Festival offers glimpses of the process of judging local and international films every Monday through March. The Fort Myers Film Festivals Intellectualization Mondays with host Eric Raddatz start at 6:30 p.m. at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First Street, Fort Myers. The evening features a full bar, snacks and coffee, lively conversations about films, entertainment, music and comedy. The cost is $5. The Fort Myers Film Festival will take place March 21-25. For more information, visit www.fortmyersfilmfestival.com. Jan. 16: Judges include 96.9 WINK FM Paula Kamberos, filmmaker Ted Souppa and the Lee VCBs Woody Peek. Films in consideration for the 2012 Fort Myers Film Festival will be shown. Jan. 23: Judges include Lane Elder, ABC7 morning anchor Chad Oliver and FMffs Cowboy Mark. Come get a transparent view of how the festival selects its official programming. Jan. 30: Judges include Dexter author and creator Jeff Lindsay, NewsPress writer Amy Bennett Williams and Naples photographer Keith Isaac. Feb. 6: Judges include Jason Teeters, corporate education manager at Rasmussen College, filmmaker Tim Ritter and Daniel Linehan. COMING UP AT THE FMff Choose any of the following services for only $109* each: > 50-Minute Swedish Massage > 50-Minute Restorative Facial > 75-Minute Classic Manicure & Pedicure To reserve your service or for more information, please call 239.594.6321. *Price excludes 22% service charge. Please mention the Fall Specials when reserving your treatment. Fall Specials may not be combined with any other offer exp. 1/31/2012.$109* Fall SpecialWALDORF ASTORIA NAPLES 475 Seagate Drive, Naples, FL 34103
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 12-18, 2012 C25 THE ENGLISH PUBNaples Oldest Authentic British Tavern EST. 1969Check 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 Sinatra 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 ShowsCHECK OUT OUR NEW WEBSITE Schedule of the dayThis canine-focused day includes a variety of activities, contests, demonstrations and socializing opportunities in the Garden: 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Noon (Registration Required)1:00 p.m. (Registration Required) 2:30 p.m. (Registration Required) GARDENS with LA TITUDE Dog Day Admission Thank You to our Sponsors:Top Dog Sponsor: Media Sponsor: Participating Vendors: www.naplesgarden.org IN THE GARDEN by Rachel Bertsche (Ballantine Books, $15)REVIEWED BY ROSE M. CROKEWhen Rachel Bertsche moves to Chicago to be closer to her boyfriend, she discovers over time that it is not easy making new friends. When she gets married, it becomes even harder. While she gained a husband and a new adopted hometown, she desperately misses the best friends she left behind in New York and the sense of belonging she once took for granted. After one too many Friday nights at home on the sofa, Bertsche decides to chart a course in unfamiliar waters and dive into the world of serial friend dating. The result is MWF Seeking BFF, an inspirational memoir about one womans yearlong journey to make new friends as an adult. Brimming with friendly energy with nowhere to channel it, Bertsche develops a plan: She will go on 52 frienddates, one per week for one full year, with the end goal of meeting her new BFF (Best Friend Forever). She bravely puts herself out there and reaches far outside her comfort zone to get the ball rolling. Bertsche asks co-workers and acquaintances to set her up with their friends. She signs up for mixers, enrolls in a yoga class, joins an improv group, participates in a flash mob, does a dietary cleanse (!), starts a book club and takes out a want ad. She even rents a friend yes, she actually pays a girl to hang out with her. From hilariously awkward to downright humbling, Bertsche meticulously documents her yearlong search and shares her innermost thoughts on the highs and lows of serial friend dating. Through persistence, openness and sheer tenacity, she becomes more independent and adventurous. She discovers things she never knew about herself. But does she find her weekend goeswithout-saying brunch date who she is so optimistically seeking? Youll have to read MWF Seeking BFF to find out. BEACH READING MWF Seeking BFF
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC26 WEEK OF JANUARY 12-18, 2012 RadiesseCOMBAT PREMATURE AGING SKIN Look Your Personal Best 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. This hand was played by Sam Fry Jr. of New York way back in 1934. It seems impossible to make four hearts against proper defense by East-West, but the fact is that Fry not only made the contract, but there was also no way of stopping him. West led the ace of diamonds, East signaling for a continuation by playing the eight. But West shifted to a spade at trick two, from which Fry concluded that East must have started with an eight-card diamond suit because it would have made no sense for West to shift to a spade if he had another diamond to lead. Taking full advantage of this knowledge, Fry won the spade shift with the king, led a trump to the ace, played a spade to dummys ace, then led the jack of trumps from dummy and ducked it to Wests queen! This deliberate concession of a trump trick that did not have to be lost was certainly extraordinary, but it was the only way to make four hearts. West stewed for a long time, trying to find a suitable reply to the Greek gift he had received, but there was no escape. In practice, West tried the ace and another club. This allowed Fry to score three club tricks and dispose of his remaining diamond loser, so the contract was made. Observe that it would not have helped West to lead a spade after taking his queen of hearts. In that case, South ruffs the spade in dummy, discarding a club from his hand, and leads a club to the king. West takes the king with the ace and returns a club to dummys queen. Declarer then ruffs a club, establishing dummys fourth club as a trick, and crosses to dummy with a trump to discard his diamond loser on the good club. CONTRACT BRIDGE BY STEVE BECKERFamous Hand
Harlo Conklin Cardiac Cooling Patient Dr. Richard Macchiaroli Emergency Department Physician Julia Schartung Intensive Care Nurse Traveling from Indiana to Southwest Florida, Harlo Conklin complained of chest pain. He and his wife attributed it to fast food and long hours in the car. A stop at a Gainesville hospital showed his vitals were good and he felt better. Though physicians thought Harlo should stay overnight, he and Frances returned to the road. Twenty-four hours later, Harlo went into cardiac arrest. His daughter performed CPR, paramedics used a debrillator to restore his heartbeat and a special treatment that induces hypothermia to save Harlos life. To read more of Harlos story, please visit www.LeeMemorial.org/caring accredited centers in the United States of experience surgeries with this minimally invasive approach. patients get back to living their livesCaring people, caring for people. A Chilling Experience Warms our Heartswww.LeeMemorial.org Adam Thompson, EMT-P Lee County EMS
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC28 WEEK OF JANUARY 12-18, 2012 Y Y o o u u l l l l j j u u s s t t d d i i e e i i f f y y o o u u m m i i s s s s t t h h i i s s o o n n e e ! San Jose Mercury NewsW W i i c c k k e e d d l l y y f f u u n n n n y y . San Francisco ExaminerfeaturingCompton & Bennett Compton & Bennett H H i i l l a a r r i i o o u u s s Naples Daily News4221 Tamiami Trail East (at the corner of Lakewood Blvd)Naples, Florida For R R eservations C C all Mongellos at 239793-2644Information www.AssistedLivingTheMusical.com$ $ 2 2 9 9.95++ T T h h r r e e e e c c o o u u r r s s e e D D i i n n n n e e r r a a n n d d A A S S h h o o w w Every Thursday Dinner served 6:00 til 6:30 Show follows dessert AVON PRODUCTSBy Linda Jones Have you thought about selling Avon?Phone 239.331.7491 Fax 239.331.7492 firstname.lastname@example.org www.youravon.com/ljones6508 Independent Sales RepresentativeThis week on WGCU TV THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 10 P.M. Egypts Golden Empir e The Last Great Monarch Part 3 The reign of Ramesses II (known as Ramesses the Great) marked the high point of the New Kingdom and of Egyptian culture. But like any highpoint, it was all downhill as the New Kingdom gradually fell into ruin. SATURDAY, JAN. 14, 9 P.M. As T ime Goes By J ean and Lionel try to rekindle their flame after a 38-year separation. SUNDAY, JAN. 15, 9 P.M. Mast erpiec e Classic Downton Abbey Season 2 Part 2 Downton is turned into a convalescent home with Thomas in charge. Meanwhile, Lavinia and Sir Richards secret comes out, Anna tracks down Bates and Branson seizes his chance to strike a blow for Ireland. MONDAY, JAN. 16, 8 P.M. Antiques R oa dshow Tulsa Hour 3 An 1826 English cane equipped with a pistol and a telescope; a 1931 Oscar Mayer in-store display; and a circa-1600 Ming Dynasty bronze figure. TUESDAY, JAN. 17, 8 P.M. American E xperienc e Custers Last Stand Learn how time and time again General George Armstrong Custer ricocheted from triumph to disaster, from battlefield heroism to impetuous escapade. WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 9 P.M. NO V A 3D Spies of WWII This is the suspenseful, previously untold story of air photo intelligence that played a vital role in defeating Hitler. 10 P.M. Inside Natures Giants Sperm Whale A sperm whales enormous organs are dissected to reveal the secrets of the 45-foot-long, deep-sea giant, found stranded off Kent, England. ank you for being part of theDear friends of Avow Hospice, I am pleased to announce that thanks to generous contributions from our local community the Promise Campaign for Avow Hospice has not only reached, but surpassed its goal Together we have raised...$10,375,195* Since its inception in January 2009, campaign funds have been raised through contributions, pledges and bequests to meet operational needs, grow an endowment and to complete campus enhancements. Highlights include... enhance clinical care for patients. bereavement support, community grief support and music and massage therapies for our patients disease and Alzheimers. a Pet Memorial Garden on the Avow campus. Avow each year such as the and the Naples SMAs the campaign unfolded, awareness and support for Avow grew exponentially. This was largely due to successful grass roots efforts conducted in the communities of Pelican Bay and Vineyards. Each raised over $1 million toward the Promise Campaign! In my role as Promise Campaign Chairman, it has been very humbling and rewarding to get to know the staff, volunteers, clients and supporters of Avow. I am tremendously proud of everyone who has helped bring this campaign to a successful conclusion! We are truly grateful to have such wonderful support from our friends and neighbors here in Collier County. Thank you for being part of the promise!Most sincerely,Charles HoffmanPromise Campaign Chairman Avow Hospice Board of Directors *Funds raised as of 11/30/11.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JANUARY 12-18, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C29 The Show www.bobharden.comNews and commentary you can use to help you enjoy life on the Paradise Coast.Streamed live, Monday-Friday, 7-8 a.m. The show is archived for your listening convenience. Brought to you in part by like us on facebook SOCIETY Honoring the 2012 Men of Distinction and Alumni The Education Foundation of Collier County hosts luncheon at RoysWe 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 Ernie Bertzmann, Craim Bamberg and Mike Reagan 2 Alan Horton, Kevin Rambosk and John Sorey 3 Tony Marino and Reg Buxton 4. John Brooks, Keith Riley, Paul and Beveraly Garrah 5. Matthew Nolton and Bill Kramer 6. Tom McCann and Tom Schneider 7. Bob Morantz, Craig Jilk and Gene Frey 8. Lesley Baker, Kurt Anderson and Kyler OShea REAGAN RULE PHOTOGRAPHY / COURTESY PHOTOS 1 2 3 6 5 4 8 7
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JANUARY 12-18, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C33 SOCIETY The Founders Fund Scholarship Luncheon at Pelican Bay ClubWe 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 Founders Fund 2011 scholars home for the holidays 2 Manuel Ozambela with Sandra and Reg Buxton 3 J. Kevin Crowley and Coe Gutowsky 4. Danielle OConnell and Sue McNaghten 5. Susan Morley, Tania Saade and Frank Morley 6. Maritza Payan, Kathryn Kessler, Bob Nevins, Alina Winschel and Camila Perez COURTESY PHOTOS COURTESY PHOTO TheatreZone cast party after opening night of Company Actress Laura Needles, stage manager Danielle Ranno, choreographer/actress Karen Molnar, Director Mark Danni, actress Stephanie Bishop, regional stage manager Jamie Eckhold and actress Renata Eastlick 1 5 6 4 2 3 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
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC34 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 12-18, 2012 Here are some capsule summaries of previous restaurant reviews: Grouper & Chips, 338 Ninth St. N., Naples; 643-4577 In an older strip plaza across U.S. 41 from NCH Hospital, Grouper & Chips is a self-described small unpretentious hole-in-the-wall restaurant. It is indeed so small that you might find yourself rubbing elbows with other parties or waiting an hour for table (reservations not accepted). Takeout and delivery are options, but then youd miss out on the warm hospitality of the staff. Besides, once you order, food is quickly delivered. The menu is heavy on fried foods, but the conch fritters and grouper did not suffer from greasy excess; the fried shrimp, however, were overwhelmed by batter. You wouldnt expect to find it in a place like this, but the bouillabaisse is loaded with lobster, sea scallops, mussels, shrimp and chunks of grouper and is worth trying. Dessert shooters petite servings of Key lime pie and chocolate mousse are the perfect way to end a meal here. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed October 2011 Margaritas Mexican Restaurant, 8971 U.S. 41, Naples; 431-6206 Margaritas is an offshoot of a Mexican restaurant by the same name thats been on Marco Island since 2005. Succulent hand-pulled meats and fresh seafood are tucked into tender tortillas, served with brightly flavored house-made salsas and sauces. Bracing margaritas in fruit flavors such as watermelon and pomegranate are served on the rocks or frozen, headlining a tequila-heavy cocktail list that goes on for days. The rustic charro beans, whole pintos laced with oregano and chunks of pork, are a revelation and theyre just a side dish. The taco trio miniature corn tortillas overflowing with shredded beef, chicken and pork is a good way to start, as is the ridiculously sumptuous queso fundido, a fondue of warm, silky white cheese garnished with diced scallions, jalapenos and chorizo that just might send your eyes rolling back in your head. Available with three stuffings, the tamales are exemplary. A seafood-packed Cancun burrito was big enough for two. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed December 2011 Pates House of Prime Rib Coastland Center, 2048 Tamiami Trail N., Naples; 263-1850 The Pate family has been serving highquality steaks and seafood in Southwest Florida for three decades and recently opened Pates House of Prime Rib. (The old Pates farther south on U.S. 41 has changed to a more casual pub setting.) This location used to be Teds Montana Grill, and the basic bones of that concept are still there: dark wood paneling, tile floors, pressed-tin ceiling. Its sort of an Old World-meets-New World vibe, but with a decidedly old-school approach to food and service: tableside preparation of tossed salads and flaming desserts, really big hunks of expensive beef served with creamed spinach and house-label steak sauce, and waiters decked out in red Eton jackets and black tuxedo pants. The signature prime rib available in five sizes was flavorfully aged, perfectly cooked and accompanied by very good Yorkshire pudding. A filet mignon was tender but not as hot as it should have been. Also on the downside: Sidedish offerings were limited, appetizers were expensive and service can lag. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed December 2011Steamers, 5317 Airport Pulling Road; 593-3388 Simply prepared seafood served without fuss is the specialty of the house at Steamers. The emphasis is on New England-style classics, such as lobster rolls, clam chowder, whole Maine lobsters and a New England clambake for hearty eaters. Try the seafood chowder, full of shellfish and just creamy enough. The steamers are cooked just right, leaving them sweet and juicy even without dipping them in the accompanying cups of clam broth and butter. If its fried fish you crave, Steamers does a good job of it, offering all sorts of options, from which you can pick two, along with fries or onion rings (I recommend the rings) and cole slaw. An entre of grilled scallops and shrimp in beurre blanc proves the kitchen can do more than fry. Service was pleasant but a bit harried on a busy evening. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed July 2010Seasons 52, 8930 Tamiami Trail N., Naples; 594-8852 This small chain, new to Southwest Florida, has a lot going for it. Start with the regularly changing menu that features seasonal ingredients at their peak of flavor in dishes that forswear indulgence without sacrificing flavor (nothing contains more than 475 calories). Consider the globe-spanning wine list, which includes more than 100 selections 52 or more by the glass. Start with one of the flatbreads, cracker-thin pizzas carpeted with precisely arranged toppings and baked in a superhot brick oven. The menu achieves a good balance of seafood and meats. An artichoke-stuffed shrimp dish was succulent and redolent of sage, while wood-grilled T-bone lamb chops were perfectly cooked and remarkably tender. Save room for dessert without guilt: Seasons 52s Mini Indulgences are tiny treats red velvet cake, pumpkin mousse and much more served in large shot glasses. Theyre the perfect way to end a meal without going over the edge. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed November 2011 PAST REPASTS Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor 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. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JANUARY 12-18, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C35 food & wine CALENDAR Thursday, Jan. 12, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Stoneys Steakhouse: Mixologist David Ortiz has developed six cocktails, all based on artisanal spirits, that will face off to be named the Naples Original signature cocktail; $10 (with credit applied to dinner at Stoneys that evening), 403 Bayfront Place. Friday, Jan. 13, 69 p .m., The von Liebig Art Center: Artichoke and Company hosts a wine tasting with heavy hors doeuvres; $25 plus tax and gratuity, 585 Park St.; 263-6979 or kmurano@artichokeandcompany. com for reservations. Friday, Jan. 13, 6-8 p .m., T he Good Life of Naples: Shelly Connors hosts the Im Nuts for You date-night dinner, featuring warm pear, pistachio and goat cheese salad; pecan-rosemary crusted beef tenderloin; and apple-walnut rum tart; $60, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road; 514-4663. Saturday, Jan. 14, 12:301 p .m., The Good Life of Naples: Bobbie Thompson demonstrates almondlemon pound cake; free, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road; 514-4663. Tuesday, Jan. 17, 6-8 p .m., Whole Foods: Raw foods chef and educator Bethany Tait demonstrates a green detox smoothie, zucchini pasta, collard green wraps and chocolate avocado pudding; $10, Mercato, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Register online at www.acteva.com/go/lifestylecenter.Farmers markets Wednesday, 1:30-5:30 p .m., St. 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 Government Complex farmers market, 3335 U.S. 41 E. Saturday, 7:3011:30 a.m., T hird Street South, behind Tommy Bahamas between Third Street and Gordon Drive. Saturday, 7 a.m.-noon, the B onita Springs Lions Club farm market, The Promenade, Bonita Springs. Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon, S t. P auls Episcopal Church farm market, 3901 Davis Blvd., Naples. Saturday, 8 a.m.1 p .m., North Naples Green Market at the Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt, off Airport Pulling and Vanderbilt Beach roads. Sunday, 8 a.m.-noon, F r eedom Park farmers market, 151 Golden Gate Parkway. Send items to firstname.lastname@example.org. It wasnt that long ago that there was a buffet of Sunday brunches from which to choose around town. Thats no longer the case. Perhaps it was the economic downturn, or the rise in food costs or a reluctance by clientele to belly up to the all-you-can-eat style of dining, but something has caused a serious thinning out of the regions Sunday buffet brunch options. One of the few traditional buffets remaining is that served in the gracious Everglades Room at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Just about every table in the large dining room affords a prime view of the beach and the sparkling gulf waters beyond. Each table is swathed in crisp white linen topped with small vases of cream-colored carnations. Pianist Gordon Banks provides mood music with audible, but not overpowering, renditions of jazz-infused classics. The buffet occupies the end of the room most distant from the windows, its tables dressed in white linens laden with handsome silver chafing dishes and artfully arranged trays. Accommodating kitchen staff stand ready to carve meats at one end and craft made-toorder omelettes at the other. I made several forays around the buffet during the course of our meal and in each case found everything neat and fresh looking. I saw no messy drips on the tablecloths or aged items in the dishes. Kitchen workers came through regularly to refresh the offerings. Everything looked appetizing, but some of the dishes didnt measure up when it came to flavor and texture. Among the noteworthy offerings were the crisp bacon, tender blintzes accompanied by a just-sweet-enough raspberry sauce, eggs Benedict, a medley of fresh fruit and lemon poppy seed muffins. The prime rib which was on the carving station along with lamb was slightly dry but tasted fine when eaten with the zesty horseradish sauce that accompanied it. Not surprisingly, the best item on the buffet was the omelette, which was made while we watched. We added onions, tomatoes, mushrooms and cheddar cheese, all of which were properly cooked and incorporated into the tender, lightly seasoned eggs. There were as many misses as successes, such as soggy seafood crepes, overly salty chicken salad, vegetables that were supposed to be sauted but verged on raw and a gorgeous terrine filled with layer upon layer of intricately arranged vegetables that lacked flavor. There were similar inconsistencies with the desserts, which were nicely arranged on their own table. The creme brulee was delicate and tasty; the pecan pie was gelatinous and bland. A dark chocolate tart had a deep, soulful chocolate flavor, while the Key lime pie looked great but barely had any lime flavor. Unlike the breakfast and lunch offerings, each of which had a card bearing the name of the dish, there were none on the dessert table, leaving guests to guess what was what. And then there was the glass of champagne thats included in the price of the brunch (another option is a mimosa). When a brunch includes a glass of complimentary champagne, I dont expect to receive Dom Perignon. Given the number of economical proseccos, cavas and domestic sparklers available these days, there are plenty of reasonably priced options besides traditional French champagne. However, what we were served was Yellow Tail, a bargain-basement sparkling wine from Australia that retails for about $7 a bottle and tastes like it. My advice would be to choose the mimosa unless the management opts to upgrade what its pouring. You wouldnt think service would be an issue at a buffet, since diners require little more than dish clearing and an occasional beverage, but we hit some snags on both. First, I had to flag down the server to request coffee. More unsettling was returning to our table and finding that while my plate had been cleared, my Hollandaiseladen fork had been left on the table for further use. Ick. Most of what ails this brunch are details, but there are also some basic concepts that contribute to the success of a buffet. One is either to present items with some shelf life or to prepare highly perishable dishes in small batches and replenish them regularly. Seafood crepes and waffles, for example, just dont stand up to sitting around in chafing dishes. The management has done a great job of creating a lovely setting and an appetizing looking buffet line. Finetuning the flavors of the dishes served and the caliber of the service rendered would make this the kind of experience customers would return for again and again. CUISINENaples Beach Hotel offers traditional Sunday brunch by the sea o f i f t d karenFELDMAN email@example.com If you go Everglades Room>> Hours: 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays through May 27 >> Reservations: Accepted>> Credit cards: Accepted>> Price range: Brunch is $34 for adults, $16 for children 6-12 and free for younger children. >> Beverages: A glass of sparkling wine or a mimosa plus soft drinks are included in the price.>> Seating: Indoor tables overlooking the beach and gulf>> Specialties of the house: carved meats, seafood entre, vegetarian pasta dish, omelet station, cheese blintzes, pastries, waf es or pancakes, desserts>> Volume: Low to moderate>> Parking: Parking lot with complimentary valet serviceRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, 851 Gulf Shore Blvd.; 435-4348. Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor l i m p i looke g reat but b a a t e an d was A a h it so m Fi d o t m la d l ef t f urth er M os t o KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYThe array of desserts is attractively presented at the Naples Beach Hotel's Sunday brunch. Left to right: A sampling of dishes from the buffet includes eggs Benedict, chicken salad, vegetable terrine, a blintz with raspberry sauce and bacon. Omelettes are made to order and are among the best dishes served. A slice of Key lime pie and a creme brulee create a satisfying finish to brunch.
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