THIS IS NOT A STORY about death by nature or disease. Nor death by accident or mischance. Nor death by old age. This is not about death by economic extravagance, either: $1 trillion, which is a billion multiplied 1,000 times. Thats the dollar cost of our conflicts in Afghanistan and The real price Those who pay the most for warCUPIDS ARROW STRUCK AND YOURE SEEING stars and dollar signs. That sucker went right through your heart and stabbed your wallet. Dating is expensive and its not taxdeductible. Do you know how much you spend on a one-night stand? Or a longdistance relationship? I do. Even though I just got married (we saved a bundle by going to Vegas to say our vows, but thats for another story), I can look back and tell you without a doubt that dating is expensive. Dating smart, however, is less so.A competitive sportHow much do you want for that je ne sais quoi? Beauty, charm and allure that reels em in isnt cheap. So why do you need it? Because Cupid costs money: Can you afford to date?SEE CUPID, A26 VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYBY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ oridaweekly.com SEE PRICE, A8 aprilMASINI www.askapril.com ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 PROFILE IN PARADISE A6 NONPROFIT NEWS A30 HEALTHY LIVING A38 PETS A42 NETWORKING B8-9 REAL ESTATE B11 PUZZLES C10 ANTIQUES C20 BOOK REVIEW C25 CUISINE C38-39 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE www.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. IV, No. 18 FREE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 9-15, 2012 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes App Store. Collier 211Information and referral service goes live on Feb. 11. A13 Portraits of artistsCrayton Cove exhibit puts locals in the spotlight. C1 Bosom BuddiesA milestone luncheon, and more great events around town. C32, 35-37 Energy rebatesThe battle for tax breaks. B1
The last time I saw John Bunch he was vanishing into the foreboding night like Capt. Ahab setting out in pursuit of Moby Dick: They plunged like fate into the lone Atlantic, wrote Melville. It wasnt quite that bad, of course, but almost. John was just departing the prettiest little low-key beach retreat in Florida, Jensens Twin Palm Marina on the west Coasts Captiva Island, run by the Jensen brothers. Theyre Johns kind of people. Mine, too. As midnight approached, he was only trying to get home to Bokeelia, lying three or four miles east across the black water on the naked northern nose of Pine Island like a distant, twinkling bar. Not star, bar. But given Johns history and personality, his departure reminded me of the white whales ship-borne pursuers. He plunged like fate into the lone northern stretches of Pine Island Sound. John is a maverick from what I can see, and a man of compulsion, like Ahab. There are other similarities, too. They both chase fish (Ahab chases bigger, paler fish); they both use boats (Ahabs comes equipped with sails and Johns relies on a 225 horsepower Honda that gets 3.5 miles to the gallon); and theyre both captains. Ahab is known as a wacko, but John is known as Capt. John Giddyup Bunch, a respected fishing guide rated one of the best for those who want to ply the waters of the Southwest coast. And I dont care where you claim to live Peoria, Palm Beach Gardens, Punta Gorda or Punkin Center, Kansas (one of my favorite places). If you havent plied those waters you havent actually lived. Not at least around here. Henceforth, I shall quit first-naming John and call him Capt. Bunch, with all due respect. When it comes to compulsion, the biggest difference between Capt. Bunch and Capt. Ahab is that Capt. Bunchs compulsion wont get everybody else around him killed, like Capt. Ahabs. When you go out with Capt. Bunch, you will come home with the fish. The fish will not go home with you. On the contrary, Capt. Bunch is in the nonprofit business of saving lives, or least hearts and minds those of American servicemen and women coming back from war, on leave, and seeking a vacation, a wedding ceremony, a respite from duty and a chance to have all that without going into deep debt (enlisted troops in particular do not make diddlysquat). So, in 2005 he founded and he remains the incarnate Operation Open Arms (www.operationopenarms.org). The organization is one with the man. It has a single, white-whale compulsion, if you will: To provide service men and women visiting Southwest Florida every conceivable benefit during their two-week combat leave or return from a foreign duty station, he explains. Without them having to pay for it, of course. Thats why so many merchants and business owners support him in the effort, starting with the Jensen brothers. Capt. Bunch is nothing if not honorable. He doesnt use the term nonprofit like almost every other outfit with 501(c)(3) status uses it as a chance to do some good while making a very comfortable salary for the managers, founders or top dogs. Nonprofit compensation can range from roughly half-a-million dollars a year or more (various health or hospice organization leaders pull down that money), to $80,000 or $100,000 for managers of feeton-the-ground help outfits for the poor or the besieged-by-emergency. By contrast, nonprofit in the context of Capt. John Giddyup Bunch means just that. Absolutely no profit for anybody, including him. No payroll whatsoever for being OOAs receptionist/secretary/ answering service/director/founder. Which may make me the only commentator in America describing the nonprofit thing literally, at least at this moment in time. In seven years, Capt. Bunch has managed to recruit roughly 150 businesses to help provide soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines the hallmark standard of real thanks: a warm embrace of more than words. He helps them marry and honeymoon. He organizes free limo service, lodging, restaurants, fishing charters, golf, tennis, kayaking, boating, emergency dental care (thats no small thing for troops, sometimes). And he provides them something he understands well: treatment of post traumatic stress disorder. Now in his 60s and raised on the barrier islands of South Carolina, Capt. Bunch is a former Marine (1969 to 1975) who did not enjoy, with his peers, a welcomehome embrace from many Americans when they returned from foreign duty stations such as Vietnam. The young men and women hes helped during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq about 1,900 of them so far, he says will get that embrace from Operation Open Arms and its generous contributors if they come to Southwest Florida, and need or want it. This is the real secret of OOA, he says. You can demonstrate your love of country instead of flapping your jaws about it. Weve helped 1,976 U.S. troops, provided 92 free weddings, and Ive done more funerals than I wish to remember. I find that extraordinary. But it wont last forever, unless Capt. Bunch can get some help from the rest of us. After all, he isnt going to do this forever. You think its because hes tired? Dont count on it. In fact, hes newly married. But tired might have a little something to do with it, too. What he needs to do now, he figures, is change his approach. Heres what he told me he needs. OOA needs a professional grant writer. OOA needs an office. OOA needs an administrative assistant. OOA needs a director to soon take my place. Most of all, OOA needs contributions to pay for all the things associated with a legit charity, like the American Red Cross has. They have a well-paid staff. They have a beautiful office, vans and cars. They have an advertising budget. I go to the post office after a charter hoping to see a check in Box 101. I dont think Capt. Bunch cares about some of that the beautiful office and what-not. But he could use some help, and so could the young men and women coming home from very difficult places. Again, its here: www.operationopenarms.org. COMMENTARY t G f w l rogerWILLIAMS firstname.lastname@example.org Giddyup, Johnny, and Godspeed Dr. Jamie E. Weaver, DPM Foot and Ankle Surgeon DR. JAMIE E. WEAVER, DPM the latest addition to the Joint Replacement Institute, will further the Institutes goal to provide comprehensive orthopedic care as a specialist in Foot and Ankle Surgery. She has distinguished herself as a podiatric physician who offers complete patient care with state-of-the-art treatment modalities and surgical techniques. Keeping patients pain free and active is both her passion and her mission. 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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 F. Scott Fitzgerald began his short story The Rich Boy with a pair of simple, declarative sentences that still resonate 87 years later: Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me.The difference between the very rich and the rest of us has been much in the news as of late thanks mainly to Mitt Romney and his propensity for making boneheaded and insensitive statements that call attention to the dissimilarities that figured so prominently in Fitzgeralds fiction. But not even the keen-eyed Fitzgerald, who studied the peculiar ways of the economic elite as an archaeologist might scrutinize a midden heap, could have envisioned the spectacularly gauche and distasteful display that is playing out in Palm Beach County. When poor taste by someone of great wealth in Palm Beach gains worldwide attention, well, you know it must be a lollapalooza, for poor taste among the ruling class in Palm Beach is positively de riguer. At the epicenter of this uproar is John Goodman, a 48-year-old multimillionaire (possibly billionaire) polo czar/playboy from Wellington. Mr. Goodman, you see, has adopted Heather Hutchins, his 42-year-old paramour. Yes, you read that correctly. The blonde, lithesome Ms. Hutchins is now legally Mr. Goodmans daughter, while she also remains his, (how should I put this?) main squeeze. Gracious, I thought such goingson were restricted to the backwoods. This is distasteful enough on its face, but what really has the tabloids and the hoi polloi howling is that it appears the adoption may be a sophisticated legal gambit to shelter financial assets, which could be at risk in a civil suit brought by the parents of 23-year-old Scott Wilson. Mr. Wilson was killed in an automobile accident that, according to a sheriffs report, occurred in the wee hours of Feb. 12, 2010, when Mr. Goodmans speeding Bentley ran a stop sign in Wellington and broadsided the young mans Hyundai Sonata. Mr. Goodmans tank-like vehicle, the report said, pushed Mr. Wilsons smaller car into a canal. Police reports say Mr. Goodman fled the scene on foot, leaving the young man to drown in his submerged automobile. Tests administered hours after the accident placed Mr. Goodmans blood alcohol level at 0.177 more than twice the Florida limit of 0.08 that is the standard for driving while intoxicated.This case has elicited public outrage from its onset. It took Palm Beach County authorities more than three months to bring charges against the well-connected Mr. Goodman, who is heir to a fortune based on the manufacturing of air-conditioning and heating equipment. And attorneys for Mr. Wilsons parents in the wrongful-death lawsuit have contended for more than a year that is difficult to establish Mr. Goodmans true net worth because much of his fortune is tucked away in places like Lichtenstein and Bermuda.Mr. Goodman faces the possibility of 30 years in prison if he is convicted of criminal charges associated with the accident. He is set to be tried on those charges next month.This adoption business is something of a last straw for many. It is viewed as the ultimate testament to the manner in which the extraordinarily wealthy can maneuver, manipulate and game the system.Mr. Goodmans lawyer issued a statement that, in effect, scolded us for beholding this adoption with a jaundiced eye. The attorney, Daniel M. Bachi, said in the written statement that the adoption was merely intended to guard a trust that benefits Mr. Goodmans two minor children. I am not certain how adopting ones lover accomplishes that task, but Mr. Bachi insists it is so. The lawyers statement put the value of the trust at several hundred million dollars. Im no lawyer, and perhaps nearly four decades in the news business have made me something of cynic, but this just doesnt look right. I also wonder how this will play with prospective jurors who might sit in judgment in the criminal case. About a year ago, I sat down with Darrell Bowen, the mayor of Wellington and a friend of the accused millionaire. At that time, Mr. Bowen speculated the Mr. Goodmans exalted status and immense wealth might ultimately be his undoing. There are a lot of people out there saying, This guys a rich jerk who thinks he can get away with anything, the mayor told me. It is safe to assume that anyone who held that opinion a year ago, pre adoption, will not have his mind changed by Mr. Goodmans most recent stunt. John Goodman is indeed very different (in many ways) from you and me. And for that we should give thanks. BY BOB MURRAYSpecial to Florida Weekly Here I am a retired senior living in Naples, very much appreciating the life I have enjoyed here for the last 13 years. We bought a condo, as neither of us wanted the work of a house anymore, and we love it. We really enjoyed the first several years here, knowing that we had secured a place in the sun that we could afford and that was serviced by the many businesses in place in this once-thriving community. And then it all started to go downhill. Today we have many half-empty condominiums, far too many empty storefronts and closed businesses that once prospered in a community seen as paradise to so many. I wasnt worried before; according to U.S. Census Data, people over the age of 65 make up more than 26.4 percent, or approximately 84,900 persons, of the population here in Collier County (compared to about 17 percent for the entire state). In 2000, that number stood at 24.5 percent; that continuous growth implies a better lifestyle here than elsewhere. With a population today of about 321,000, thats quite a number of us who decided to take up residence in this beautiful place. But frankly, after several years of continuing decline, it doesnt look as good anymore. Many young families left this area after the first and second year of the recession, especially those with construction trade skills. Why? Foreclosures hit like a hailstorm; there were few holdouts, and eventually even they left. Collier County had lost more than 13,000 construction jobs by 2009. Young families who are needed so desperately made the move before they would be destroyed by the very serious economic downturn. Service personnel were next; tourism was seriously down, and that meant layoffs in the hotel industry and more foreclosures. With all of those people leaving, it was inevitable that businesses would close. Sales were so weak it was impossible for many to keep the doors open. I must admit now to being anxious. Consider this: In the year 2000, 53.8 percent of the Collier population was between 19 and 64 years of age. By 2010, that number had shrunk to 52.1 percent. As we, the older folk and baby boomers, retire and age, the need for services, especially medical services, increases significantly. Health-care workers are reported to be unavailable in many places throughout the U.S., but so far it seems were OK here in Collier County for now. There are those seeking to lure health-care workers here in order to ensure that we maintain the quality of life we have grown used to, but it will take a good deal of help from the community in the form of an accepted and supported economic development program. Compounding this is the fact that work for spouses of those intended healthcare workers is limited, and we are known for a cost of living higher than most. Keeping those workers will be the next major effort if we are to succeed. Consider this: The proposed total millage (state and local tax rate) for just the county public schools is 5.274 mils for 2012. That translates to about $1,005 for a house appraised at $200,000. With services in decline and too many stores closed (making supplies and consumables a challenge to obtain without long drives), how long might it be before retirees start deciding to avoid that investment in Colliers children and make a bee-line for another community? What to do? Because Colliers Economic Development Council gave up its last breath in late 2011, there was a vacuum where an investment effort should be, and that wasnt working for stakeholders. Fortunately, many of them recognized the need to get us back on track, and that includes our local government. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce took steps to take on some of the EDC programs that support existing businesses. The chamber is not going to become another EDC, but rather it has formulated a means through what is to be called The Partnership. I am excited by this. I believe it to be one of the central means to revitalization of Colliers business, and that means to me the revitalization of mine and so many seniors dreams of staying here, living the good life for many more years to come. Bob Murray serves on the board of directors for the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. OPINIONRich man, poor us GUEST OPINIONThe right Partnership can ensure the good life s o b h a g billCORNWELLbcornwell@floridaweekly.com
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 9-15, 2012 For several years, Mayor Bill Barnett has been a weekly guest on my show. Hes always a terrific guest because hes comfortable discussing city news, restaurants, politics, current events or any topic that comes to mind. Because of term limits in Naples, his last day as the mayor of Naples is Wednesday, Feb. 15. But hes far from done on the city scene. Bill was one of four candidates who sought three seats on Naples City Council; as the top vote-getter, hell join Dee Sulick and Theresa Heitman on the council. Im not eligible to vote because Im not a resident of the city of Naples, but if I were, I would have voted for Mayor Bill. 2012 marks his 39th year as a Naples resident and property owner. He and his lovely wife, Chris, have five children and eight grandchildren, six of whom live in Naples. Bill was successful in business before becoming an elected official. In 1973 he opened a Scotti Muffler franchise. Two years later, he bought the Toyota dealership here and in 1978 added the BMW dealership. He sold his car dealerships to Germain in 1983. He was elected to the City Council in 1984 and served until he termed out in 1992, returning as mayor in 1996. He termed out again in 2000 and sat out another four years before being elected mayor, again, in 2004. His term ended in 2008, but due to an overwhelming voter referendum in 2006, he was able to serve an additional term (the referendum allowed the mayor to serve two consecutive terms, as is the case with City Council members). He ran again in 2008 and received more than 85 percent of the vote. Mayor Bill received national notoriety when he appeared frequently on CNN, The Weather Channel and other media outlets during Hurricane Wilma. His commentary was calming and reassuring to all of us and our friends across the country in the face of the medias attempt to awfulize the situation. After the storm, when FEMA didnt deliver bottled water when promised, the mayor was quoted by CNN, Dont commit if you cant deliver. Not only has Bill been an outstanding public servant, hes given of his time, talent and treasure to many charitable causes on the Paradise Coast sine 1973. To name just a few: Hes a past president of the American Cancer Society and the Mental Health Association of Collier County. Hes a board member emeritus of the Collier County YMCA. Hes the recipient of the Naples Daily News Citizen of the Year Award and was chosen as one of Gulfshore Life magazines Men and Women of the Year. And he is the current chair of the advisory board for the Holocaust Museum and Education Center of Southwest Florida. Mayor Bill also gives generously of his time as a guest speaker, parade grand marshal and auctioneer at many charitable and public events through the year. Accessible, friendly, engaging and loquacious, its no wonder he has remained a popular public official for nearly three decades. Im certain John Sorey will do a terrific job as our citys new mayor. Bill Barnett is now on Naples City Council, but to me, hell always be Mayor Bill. 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 PARADISE Mayor Bill has served his community well Talking points with Bill Barnett 1 s i i o 1 bobHARDEN e-mail: email@example.com Something youll never understand: Politics. Something your mother was always right about: That she couldnt cook. What makes you laugh: Just about anything. Last book read: The Affair by Lee Child. Something people would be surprised to nd out about you: Im an avid doo-wop collector. High school job: Undercoating cars for a Chevrolet dealer. What the Paradise Coast really needs: A good snowstorm. Favorite thing about the Paradise Coast: Its people. What I miss about the Paradise Coast when Im away: Everything!
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 9-15, 2012 Iraq in the last 11 years. The cost of the Vietnam War, according to the U.S. Defense Department, was $173 billion, which amounts to about $770 billion in 21st-century dollars. None of those costs include decades of care for those who come home mentally or physically war-torn. Instead, this is the story of death by war, and thus death by American intention: by what we decide as a single people of countless variation to accomplish together with arms and our own red blood. Like any other death, death by war becomes a deeply personal family matter, sought by none, suffered and endured by all. But unlike any other, the all of a death by war is the American family. At its core live the heartbroken people related by blood, marriage or battle to those whose military records now include a KIA after their names. They have lost the most, and they pay the real price of war in ways the rest of us dont. Here, Florida Weekly offers several of their voices in an unvarnished look at what they have been asked to contribute to our causes with the blood of theirs sons, daughters, parents, siblings or spouses in recent American wars. For these families who live faceless among us, the bloody conflicts formally signed off in Vietnam or Iraq, for example, did not conclude on formal dates such as April 30, 1975, or Dec. 15, 2011. They did not end yesterday or today. They will not end next week, or next month or next year, even if governments declare them ended. For those who remember, they will have no end. Thats what we learn from the men and women whose stories you may read here. Living mostly in the region stretched from Naples north to Port Charlotte, they were chosen by Florida Weekly at random from among the members of about 35 families who came together for the first time recently at the bequest of the American Veterans Traveling Tribute (www.avtt.org). That nonprofit organization is devoted to the sometimes seemingly arcane notion that as Americans, were all in this together. That may be true, except when we get cut off and ambushed by politics or war. We were massacred; 64 of my men died that day, and all were wounded, recalls retired Army Lt. Col. Albert Clark Welch, who appeared in Fort Myers recently to remember a man and a friend killed following his orders: the affable, sometimes rebellious 2nd Lt. Harold Pinky Durham. In a ceremony for so-called Gold Star families the military tradition dates to World War I to honor mothers and families of those lost in battle Lt. Col. Welch stood with Lt. Durhams sister, Genie Durham Horton, before a replica of the Vietnam Memorial wall in Washington, complete with all 58,253 names of the Vietnam War dead. She was living in Naples with her mother and attending college in Tampa at the time of her brothers death. It happened on Oct. 17, 1967, almost 45 years ago but not for the families and friends of the dead. For them, it will always have happened just yesterday. I miss him every day, Mrs. Horton, now 63, said of her big brother early this week. With his 142-man rifle company ambushed and about to be overrun by a veteran Viet Cong force of 1,400 that had been lying in wait, then-1st Lt. Welch ordered Lt. Durham, his forward observer, to call in artillery fire on the American positions. Lt. Durham purposely carried out the order from an exposed position that allowed him to see the enemy. He also fought back with a rifle, aided other wounded men after suffering serious wounds himself, and continued to call in fire on the enemy. He single-handedly established a protective cordon of artillery fire around the surviving Americans, which is why all their names are not on the wall, Lt. Col Welch says. Near death, Lt. Durham was able to warn the men near him of Viet Cong soldiers approaching their own positions unseen, and executing the wounded as they came. That warning saved their lives. He died with the radio receiver still clutched in his hand, according to the account taken from battlefield witnesses and included with his award for valor, bestowed by the president with the approval of Congress. Lt. Durham received the nations highest medal posthumously: the Medal of Honor. On that horrible day, my men did the very best they could. (But) it was not enough, Lt. Col. Welch said. He has also been nominated for a Medal of Honor for his actions that day, for which he now holds the Distinguished Service Cross, the nations secondhighest medal. But it was not over on Oct. 17, 1967, nor was it over two years later with the award of the Medal of Honor, nor at wars end, in April of 1975, when the last American helicopter left Saigon. Then came the real price of war, the one paid by Lt. Durhams family the same price paid by the families of all the dead, on our behalf. My brother was one of these people who could do anything, Mrs. Horton recalls. He always survived and I thought he always would. I was going to the University of Tampa, and when they called me on the phone to tell me, I could not believe it. I screamed bloody murder in my dorm room and in the hallway. Two agonizing days later, she received a letter. The strange thing is how God works. My brothers birthday was Oct. 12 and he died on the 17th. But a few days before he died, he sent a letter reminiscing about all the things we had done, and what he remembered. It was unlike him (to sit around reminiscing). I could always pull that letter up and read it. So he knew what was happening. A mostly muted voice will always whisper: Could this death have been avoided if better decisions had been made? That haunting question, whether political or tactical, is part of the burden the survivors have to bear all their lives. History ultimately reveals whether decisions to take up arms and to pay that terrible price have merit, or prove tragically foolish, or unfold as something in between. And history also comes studded with disgruntling facts. For example: *While the rest of us have been tripping off to work or the store or the restaurant or the boat or the golf course for the last decade, fewer than 1 percent of Americans have fought the wars on terror. About 4,500 Americans were killed in Iraq, and 1,700 have died so far in Afghanistan, including 20 (18 men and two women) who came from Southwest Florida. Before that, almost 60,000 died in Vietnam. Eighty came from the region. The children of servicemen or women who repeat tours in the wars because other Americans do not volunteer are much more troubled, emotionally, than other children, studies show thus their lives are likely to be harder in the future because of the sacrifices made by their parents now. Nonetheless, those facts and the questions that arise from them are rarely central to the burden-bearers among us, the ones who continue to suffer from death by war. Their single question is apolitical and much simpler, and it stems from the real price of war: Does our sacrifice have value in your lives? How the rest of us respond to that question how we view and treat the burden-bearers among us in some way defines who and what we are as a people.PRICEFrom page 1 VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYThe American Veterans Traveling Tribute brought its replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall to Hammond Stadium recently. Another wall bearing the names of soldiers who have died in later wars accompanied the replica. Harold Pinky B Durham Jr. won the Medal of Honor posthumously. His sister, Genie Durham Horton, touches his name on the wall. Dan Hurley, president of Rolling Thunder Chapter 2, reads the names of fallen comrades.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF FEBRUARY 9-15, 2012 NEWS A9 What they rememberIt always starts with a visit or a phone call to the family. A Department of Defense notice appears, too, like this one, from 2007: The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Karen N. Clifton, 22, of Lehigh Acres, Fla., died June 21 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when her vehicle was hit with a rocketpropelled grenade. She was assigned to the 554th Military Police Company, 95th Military Police Battalion, Kaiserslautern, Germany. For more information related to this release, the media may contact the 21st Theater Support Command public affairs office at 011-49-631-413-8184. And then time marches on. For many, the work of such organizations as the American Veterans Traveling Tribute creates the opportunity for therapeutic healing through shared remembrance, they say. The men and women below who agreed to speak with Florida Weekly, took advantage of such shared remembrance recently. Sponsored byAVTT, the event included listings of most or all of those killed in Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq and histories and details of every war since World War II. Heres what some said. Genie Durham Horton, sister of Army 2Lt. Harold Pinky Durham, Ga. and Naples:My brother spent four years in the Army working on helicopters, and he did a tour in Vietnam. In his spare time, he helped orphans who couldnt read or write, and he liked them. He became sort of attached. Then he got out, but he went back to OCS (Officer Candidate School), and on one of his leaves he came down to Florida to see us. I kept begging him: Please dont go back. Please dont go back. But he had gotten to know some of these people, and he said he felt called to it. I said, You dont have to go back. He said, Whether its what I believe in or not isnt the issue, or whether I think I should be there. I have a commander who says were going to go, and I have a God, and were going. That was the difficult part. But I knew that my brother knew what he was doing. The way it all happened, he didnt have to do what he did. But he allowed that and he saved many men, and I believe it was a choosing. My oldest brother, Johnny, took it really hard. It took seven or eight years for him to adjust to what happened, and then he made a beautiful memorial in his home, to Pinky. So it was awful for Johnny, and not as difficult for me. My parents were divorced, but it brought them together. I would say, as sad as it is, that when all this started happening some years ago (survivors from the battle getting together), it was the beginning of guys from Vietnam talking to each other and meeting in hotels. And that was a blessing. Theyd never been able to talk before. I went to a meeting in Vegas, and a guy walked in and gave me his name, and said, I was on the other end of that radio when your brother called in that fire. I began to realize there have been so many blessings because of the death of my brother. That battle I have seen more people come to know the joy of understanding each other, being able to talk. Ive seen peoples lives change around this. It is always a tragedy, and you have say that, to admit that. But, is there a possibility that good could come out of evil? To me there is. And we can chose to be a victim or we can chose to say, Life must go on. This is or was the plan for this person. For me, I will always need to say, What can I do to make life better for those I come in contact with? Because if my brother could do something like that, I know I can do this. Barbara Bremerman Ballard, sister of Marine PFC Dale Bremerman of Naples:It was very hard on both of my parents I dont want to go into that. For others who may have to experience this, I would say each family has to deal with this individually, in their own ways. My bothers and sisters were in their early teens, and I was the oldest I was three years older than Dale. I think they missed out on his guidance, the kind of guidance an older brother can give. And Dale and I had a very good relationship. He was a very kind soul. He wasnt a typical teenager, he was a polite person, a very sweet guy. Most of his early years and into his teens he was an alter boy at St. Anns. We lost our youngest sister a year ago, and it kind of made us stronger, closer. So when I was scheduled to go up to the Gold Star event, my siblings wanted to put down things they remembered for me to say. And its funny, their memories werent the same as mine. We used to live on the water, and Dale had a little skiff, a real little one, and he would take them out on the bays and teach them things. They remembered that. Hes still part of us. Beverly Faircloth, sister of Army Spc4 Cullie Wilson Bryant, Fort Myers and Punta Gorda:Cullie was just full of life, and he was funny. If he could, he would joke with you. He was never a hard-to-get-alongwith person. My mother signed him into the Army when he was 17. And he was only 18 when he was killed. I think he just wanted some adventure in his life. And something different. At that time, thats what you did. But it was hard on us. All I can say about getting through it is, religion is some of it. And we come from a staunch family we took care of our own, so to speak. We just braced up. Thats what happened and you had to accept it, regardless of anything else. But were we and are we proud of him? Oh God, yes. Lord have mercy, yes. Everybody was. My oldest brother was there in Vietnam first, but he made it home. Eventually it gets a little easier. You never forget, but you have to deal with it. For us the war doesnt just end. Families are the ones that have to pick up the pieces, and they have to keep going. Bill Eggers, Vietnam veteran and father of Army Capt. Dan Eggers, Cape Coral:A reporter from one of the Naples newspapers called us on Memorial Day, May 31, 2004, two days after Danny died. She asked me: What does Memorial Day mean to you now that your son was killed in action two days before this holiday? I remember telling her that Memorial Day always meant a lot to me. Having come home from Vietnam in one piece, it was just another holiday off from work, but I always tried to attend the memorials, especially in the last 20 years. As they say, you spend the first 20 years trying to forget the war, and the last 20 trying to remember. So Memorial Day wasnt a real personal grieving time then. However, in one day, this Memorial Day took on a whole new meaning. When the organist played God Bless America for the final song at Sunday Mass the day after Danny died, it was impossible to keep my emotions contained, nor could anyone else in our family. I attended a memorial service on the 31st and really discovered that the national anthem took on a whole new meaning. To this day, my eyes well up when I hear it. It really is a fitting anthem for our country. But in the big picture, it was a kick in the pants for me to lose my terrific son in a war. While in Vietnam 40 years ago, my buddies and I often said we were glad to be there in hopes that it would end all hostilities in the future so our kids wouldnt have to be in a position to serve our country needlessly. We all thought, knew and agreed that Vietnam was a political mess, that we had gotten in over our heads years ago. We all saw the mass demonstrations on college campuses. I personally got into a fist fight with two kids on my campus (didnt know if they were students or not) attempting to hoist our Stars and Stripes upside down. Looking back, I think we looked at it as the war to end all wars. We were young and naive! Having to be called up to serve in Vietnam was an insult having a child die in a subsequent war was an injury. Operation Enduring Freedom (the war on terrorism) was a knee-jerk reaction to bona fide terrorists that invaded our shores. I wholly supported the invasion of Afghanistan because credible evidence pointed the finger to that country. At least in my opinion, our U.S. fighting forces were in Afghanistan for a legitimate purpose. So my son and all the others who died they died in actual defense of our great country. Our family attended the memorial for Danny and another Green Beret soldier at the United States Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C. We left with the Army Catholic chaplain, who had something clenched in his right hand. He said he knew Capt. Eggers when he was in Afghanistan, and he said Danny had a strong faith. He remembered that out of the six confession and masses he gave, Danny attended five of them. He was on a mission during the sixth one. The chaplain unfolded his hand to reveal the St. Phillip and St. Michael medals Danny was wearing when he died. He presented them to Dannys oldest son. This event gave the Eggers family a great feeling of comfort and closure. Subsequent to that was the meeting the Eggers family had with President George Bush. He faced Dannys brothers and sisters and told them that he ordered Danny to that war, that Danny had done his duty well and that he, the president, was very, very sorry that Danny was killed in defense of our nation. To the older siblings, this was an honest, bold and sincere explanation from Dannys Commander-In-Chief, as the president put it. It was tearful for both the president and our family. Wow, and a year later the U. S. Army re-named the Combined Forces Compound in Kabul, Afghanistan, Camp Eggers. VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYFamilies gather to pay their respects to loved ones at Hammond Stadium. VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYBill and Margaret Eggers with their children and grandchildren. The Eggers family lost their son, Army Capt. and Green Beret Dan Eggers, on May 29, 2004, in Afghanistan. DURHAM BREMERMAN BRYANT EGGERS
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A New York Times reporter checked with the EPA in January and found that the companies will still have to pay the monetary penalties for noncompliance (and almost certainly the even-stiffer penalties for 2012, since the ingredient is still two or three years from development). It belies logic, said a petrochemicals trade association executive. Cultural diversity Two dozen religious leaders in Indias Karnataka state are, as usual, protesting the annual, centuries-old Hindu ritual in which lower-caste people roll around in food leftovers of upper-caste people. Hundreds performed the exercise at temples, according to a January Times of India report, believing that contact with sophisticates food will alleviate pernicious skin conditions. Far away from Karnataka, in the urban center of Calcutta, India, engineers are trying to save the historic Howrah Bridge from collapsing due to corrosion from spit. A half-million pedestrians (aside from the frenzied vehicle traffic) use the bridge every day and frequently spit their guthka and paan (half-chewed betel leaf and areca nut and slaked lime) onto the steel hangers that hold up the bridge thus reducing the hanger bases by 50 percent in just the last three years. (Engineers immediate remedies: cover the bases in washable fiberglass and conduct an education campaign in which gods implore pedestrians to hold their saliva until theyve crossed the bridge.) On Nov. 5, the 220 inhabitants of Coll, an island off the coast of Scotland, endured the first crime that any of the residents could remember. Someone vandalized the public lavatories at a visitors facility, doing the equivalent of about $300 damage. A constable was summoned from a nearby island to investigate, but seas were rough, and he had to wait for two days for the ferry to run. One Coll resident vaguely recalled an incident at a pub once in which a man threatened to throw a punch (but didnt), and another remembered that someone took whale bones left on a beach by researchers (but later gave them back). According to a Daily Telegraph report, the culprit is still at large. Latest religious messages The U.S. Air Force Academy last year installed an $80,000 rock garden/ fire pit on its campus for use by several Earth-based religions (pagans, Wiccans, druids, witches and various Native American faiths). For the current year, only three of the 4,300 cadets have identified themselves in that group, but the academy is sensitive to the issue after a 2005 lawsuit accused administrators and cadets of allowing too-aggressive proselytizing on behalf of Christian religions. For the record, the academy currently has 11 Muslim cadets, 16 Buddhists, 10 Hindus and 43 self-described atheists. In separate incidents during one week in December in Polk County, Fla., four church pastors were arrested and charged with sex-related crimes involving children, including Arnold Mathis, 40, at the time working for the Saint City Power and Praise Ministry in Winter Haven, but who has moved on to the Higher Praise Ministries in Lake Wales and who was allowed to work for the church despite a sex-crime rap sheet. Just two weeks before the January worldwide Internet protest against proposed copyright-protection legislation, the Missionary Church of Kopimism in Sweden announced that it had been granted official government status as a religion (one of 22 so recognized), even though its entire reason for being is to celebrate the right to share files of information in any form, but especially on the Internet. Swedish law makes such religious recognition easy, requiring only a belief system with rituals. The Kopimism website demonizes copyright believers who derive their power by limiting peoples lives and freedom. Milestones in government regulationAccording to recent consumer-protection rulings by the European Food Safety Authority, sellers of prunes are prohibited from marketing them as laxatives, and sellers of bottled water are forbidden to offer it as preventing dehydration. In both cases, the commissioners referred to the underlying science of the body to defend their decisions, but the rulings were still widely derided as anti-common-sense. Members of the European Parliament complained, especially given the current precarious state of the European Union itself. One parliamentarian challenged an EFSA policymaker to a prune-eating contest: If its not a laxative, he said, lets see how many you can eat and not have your bowel function assisted. Oops! In December in Yamaguchi prefecture, Japan, a group of luxury car enthusiasts gathered and began a caravan to nearby Hiroshima, but one of the drivers, changing lanes, hit a median barrier and spun across the highway, resulting in a chain-reaction pileup involving 14 cars, including eight red Ferraris, a Lamborghini and two Mercedes-Benz. Drivers suffered only cuts and bruises, but some of the vehicles were reported beyond repair. David Dopp of Santaquin, Utah, won a fundraising raffle sponsored by the nonprofit organization teamgive in November a Lamborghini Murcielago, valued at about $380,000. He picked up his prize on Dec. 17, but six hours later, he spun out of control, knocked over several fence posts, and disabled the Murcielagos front end.
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Collier 211 is on the wayInformation and referral service goes live Feb. 11 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe Community Foundation of Collier County announces that the longawaited Collier 211, an information and referral service for all citizens of Collier County, launches on Saturday, Feb. 11. Services will be available simply by dialing 2 -1-1 or 2 63-4211 or by visiting www.collier211.org. The backbone of Collier 211 consists of multilingual phone operators who are also trained as crisis counselors and who can connect callers in need of services 24 hours/day, 365 days/year, to available community programs. Information and referral services help individuals, families and communities identify, understand and effectively use programs offered by community nonprofits, government and for-profit service providers. Collier 211 will help eliminate confusion about who to call for help and will also reduce inappropriate calls to 9-11. All calls are confidential. Collier 211 will provide information about services in numerous areas, such as: Basic human needs resources: food banks, clothing, shelters, rent assistance, utility assistance; Physical and mental health resources: health insurance programs for adults and children, Medicaid and Medicare, maternal health, medical information lines, crisis intervention services, support groups, counseling, drug and alcohol intervention and rehabilitation; Work support: financial assistance, employment training and placement, transportation assistance, education programs; Support for older Americans and persons with disabilities: adult day care, congregate meals, Meals on Wheels, respite care, home health care and transportation services; Children, youth and family support: childcare, after school programs, Head Start, family resource centers, summer camps and recreation programs, mentoring, tutoring, protective services. As part of the Community Foundations mission to build the capacity of nonprofits and the communities they serve, the data gained from 211 caller feedback will: Provide information to donors looking to support current community needs; Support community leaders needing extensive information and statistics for community planning; and Help community organizations become a better resource for their clients by tracking requests from callers and identifying gaps and/or duplications in services. Collier is the last county in Florida to implement a county-specific information and referral service. The Community Foundation led the effort to raise the funds needed to operate Collier 211. For the past 26 years, the foundation has responded to gaps in community services by providing staff time, building collaborations and raising awareness and needed funds from outside sources to address unmet needs. For more information, contact Mary George by e-mail at mgeorge@ cfcollier.org. FAQs about Collier 211 Why is the Community Foundation of Collier County launching Collier 211? The foundation already has established the web-based Guide to Collier Nonpro ts and the Center for Non-Pro t Excellence. Collier 211 will complement this effort, as it will provide extensive data on community needs and services. By compiling, reporting and blending these data into comprehensive analyses, the foundation will offer a much-needed and real-time overview a report card of social services in our area. Who will bene t? In addition to providing a critical service to residents, 211 data and reports will enable Collier County government, nonpro ts and for-pro t organizations to assess and modify their programs based on need. The information also will allow prospective donors to better understand community needs, and to more effectively invest their philanthropic dollars. How much will it cost? The cost to operate Collier 211 will be approximately $200,000 a year. The Community Foundation has committed to fund the program for three years, during which time it will also seek additional funds to sustain the program. Ideally, a $5 million endowment will be created to support Collier 211 in perpetuity. Who will operate Collier 211? The Community Foundation has a grant contract for service from Switchboard of Miami Inc., a nonpro t organization with 40 years of experience in operating community information and referral services. How can an organization in Miami serve Collier County? A Community Foundation full-time employee will ensure that all possible partners are participating, and that information is kept up-to-date. Operators will be trained to understand the Collier menu of services, and will refer to Collier-speci c screens when responding to calls from our area. What organizations are eligible to be included in the referral listing? All nonpro t organizations, government programs and for-pro t organizations that have a sliding fee scale are eligible. The Community Foundation is helping identify contacts. To qualify, an organization must complete a Collier 211 form online and submit it to Switchboard of Miami. To learn more about eligibility, contact Brad Bailey by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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A18 WEEK OF FEBRUARY 9-15, 2012 Brake for the next safe driving classCars, driving conditions, area roadways and the rules of the road change, and so do drivers as they grow older. The next AARP safe driving class led instructor Greg Johnson takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at Homewood Residences, 770 Goodlette Road in Naples. Participants will learn about new traffic laws and refresh their defensive driving skills. Those ages 55 and older who complete the class might be eligible for a discount on auto insurance. Since 1979, AARP safe driving classes have helped millions of drivers stay safe on the roads. Although the course is geared to drivers 50 and older, attendance is open to all. AARP membership is not required, and there are no tests to pass. Cost is $12 for AARP members, $14 for others. Make a reservation by calling 732-5310. Learn how to search public recordsCollier County residents are invited to two free seminars presented by the office of Dwight Brock, clerk of the circuit court. Sear ching Public Records using C ollierClerk.com will take place from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, at South Regional Library on Lely Cultural Boulevard. Participants will learn how to find out if someone has a court record; look up official records such as a mortgage, deed or homeowner association documents; pay a traffic citation; check jury duty numbers; or file a tenant eviction or small claims case. Information about how to apply for a passport or marriage license is also on the clerks website. Register by calling 252-7542. Residential Tenant Evictions is set f or 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, at Headquarters Regional Library on Orange Blossom Drive. Attendees will learn the most common reasons why landlords evict tenants and about the role of the clerks office in a tenant eviction action. Although attendees will be able to ask questions or discuss case scenarios, the clerks office cannot provide legal advice. Sign up by calling 593-0177. For more information, visit www.collierclerk.com.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA26 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 9-15, 2012 dating has become very competitive. 100 million Americans are single, according to the 2010 US Census report, and the most popular dating site today has 20 million members, of which 1.3 million have paid subscriptions. Youre probably thinking, what is she talking about? I could date for the rest of my life with statistics like these. Exactly. Rethink purgatory. If youre not careful and you dont date to win, you WILL be dating for the rest of your life. And heres an idea of what youll spend.One-night stands (Cheap thrills? Think again)You brush them off as sport, but Quicken and Turbo Tax say not so fast. The taxicab home: $50 (or the parking ticket on your car because you left it somewhere to walk home with him: $35) Extra lattes and aspirin for your hangover: $15 Replacing the Cosabella bra and panties you lost during the evening: $100 De-briefing brunch with your best friends: $35 Four pints of Ben & Jerrys ice cream you consumed while waiting for him to call: $16 Extra-large pizza delivery when you realize hes not going to call: $25 Youve picked yourself up off the floor and decided youre going to find Mr. Right. Great. Now save yourself the $150 psychic fee and the $9.99 for a Magic 8 ball (outlook not so good) and think about what the census says: There are 88 unmarried men for every 100 unmarried women over the age of 18, and 61 percent of unmarried people over the age of 18 are women. Gulp. High-end gyms: The new nightclubsMen are visual and they love to work out, so if you look good and youre working on your fitness, youre going to have his attention. A typical 24-hour fitness-type membership is about $350 a year. On the other hand, home gyms cost about $10,000, which is actually a lot cheaper over the course of a lifetime; but save the home gym for after youre married, because high-end gyms are the new nightclubs. For a membership fee of about $1,500 a year, you can get fit, meet men and get to know them on the treadmill or at the bar the smoothie bar. Budget big for sexy, cute workout clothes that show off your physique. Gym membership: $1,500/year Yoga studio class pass: $1,200/ year Gym shoes, clothes, equipment: $2,000/year The endorphins are flowing and youre going to take the next stepGet the groom by being groomedMen want women who look like they can be taken everywhere to business dinners, on exotic vacations and home to meet the family and friends. The cost of NOT keeping yourself up is good dates. Not wanting to get naked because you forgot to shave your legs or wax your hello kitty is a really poor excuse for avoiding intimacy or last-minute pool parties, and not wanting to put on a bathing suit because youve neglected the gym could cost you Mr. Right. You want to be ready to go at all times, so you should consider grooming a necessary dating investment. Haircuts: $75 every two months = $450/year Color: $100/month = $1,200/year Tipping at hair salon: $1,650/year Christmas gift: $100/year Waxing: $100/month for legs, bikini and underarms = $1,200/year Tipping aesthetician: $240/year Christmas gift: $50/year Mani/pedi: $40 every two weeks = $960/year Tipping: $192/year Facial: $75 every other month = $450/year Cosmetics and fragrance: $500$1,000/year Massage: $150 three times a year = $450/year Annual total: $7,942 Youve made the investment so far, so you might as well go all in. Stopping now would be a mistake. Time to go shopping. Clothes-ing costsClothes might make the man, but the right clothes will make the man want to date the woman whos wearing them. Hate shopping? Treat it like going to the dentist not doing it will cause you more pain than making regular visits and taking care of business. Having too few clothes is just as bad as having too many clothes, and when it comes to clothes, more isnt necessarily more. In Think & Date Like a Man, a book I wrote for women who want to find, get and keep Mr. Right, I advise women on what to buy, how much to spend and how to maintain good pieces. Among the must-have pieces: lovely lingerie, a fabulous cocktail dress, a flattering bathing suit. Be on a first-name basis with your local tailor. Average monthly clothing budget: $250-$1,000 (depending on your income) Dry-cleaning and tailor costs: $100/month = $1,200/year You look amazing. You feel amazing. Youre going to amp up your confidence by letting the world see you. Online dating Photos are crucial. A good photo will generate interest in your profile, whereas a less than flattering one will land you home alone. And no photo is a waste of the membership fee. Consider having a professional photographer take some shots for you. Dont bother with free dating services if you want a serious relationship. You get what you pay for. Lots of people throw their profiles up on dating services just to see what comes back, without being seriously interested or even seriously single. Photos: $250 Online dating services: $50/ month per service (use more than one) Youre getting dates and you want to bring some home to see what its like to have them in your abode Your love shackYour home doesnt have to be a mansion or have a view of the gulf, but men will want to hang out at your house if its the kind of place that makes them feel like youre an asset because you know how to make them feel like king of a castle they could get used to. Its a mystique youre creating a mystique that costs money. Two sets of Egyptian cotton sheets: $500 Two sets of comforters, duvet covers and shams: $600 Scented candles: $300/year Flowers: $100/month: $1,200/year Man food you wouldnt normally buy: $250/month = $3000/year Fluffy towels: $500 Housekeeper (if youre working full time): $400/month = $48,00/year (Single moms need: Regular babysitters: $10/hour, so $60/date night twice a week = $120/week or $6,000/year) Decide who you want to be in a relationship, and then focus in on being that person to get the guy Want to be a trophy wife? Start by looking like one. Go high-end on every category Ive mentioned, and consider the plastic surgeons office as your new salon. Injections dont really count as surgery, but you should count on paying a plastic surgeon for maintenance. Breast augmentation, lifts and other personal improvements that insurance wont cover: $10,000$25,000 Replace dental whitening products you buy at the drug store with cosmetic dentistry veneers: up to $40,0000 Like to travel? Save up your frequent flyer miles, or be prepared to pay first-class rates. And youre not going to want to wait for the plane with everyone else, so shell out the extra couple of hundred dollars a year to become an airline executive club member, where youll meet men looking for trophy wives. Cougar costsWant a younger man? Demi Moore allegedly spent between half a million and several million on plastic surgery and kept the guy for a long time. You dont have to go all-out Demi, but you probably will have to invest in some youthful measures. And youre going to have to pick up the tab a lot more often than you would with an older man whos more advanced in his career. You might also want to pay for his clothes and grooming.Sugar baby Looking for that older gentleman? Start dining at expensive steak houses and sushi restaurants where these men eat regularly. (Cha-ching!) Spring for a French class, as hes probably going to want you to travel with him (passport: $125). 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INCLUDES COMPLIMENTARY ACURA SERVICE LOANERS Church concert will benefit FoundationBritish soprano Belinda Bradley and German pianist Joja Wendt join forces for an evening of entertainment to benefit The Immokalee Foundation beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at Naples United Church of Christ. Co-chairs for the evening are Eva Alexandra Countess Kendeffy and Kevin McGurgan, the Honorable Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Honorable Consul General of the United Kingdom, respectively. Mr. Wendts concerts have taken him around the world, from New York Citys Carnegie Hall to the Siberian peninsula of Kamtschatka. He has performed with Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino and Joe Cocker and composed the music for one of Germanys most successful films. He is currently part of the jury for the childrens television project Your Song, in which musical compositions by children have the chance of being performed by stars. Steinway & Sons has inducted him in the circle of the worlds best pianists as a Steinway Artist. Ms. Bradley has performed widely as an oratorio and concert soloist in places including the Barcelona Cathedral, Douai Abbey, St. Pauls Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Royal Albert Hall, Ripley Arts Centre and Teatro Consorziale di Budrio. Her recent operatic roles include Frasquita in Carmen (Associazione Culturale Scena Musicale di Bologna); Ludmilla in The Bartered Bride (Edinburgh Studio Opera); Yum Yum in The Mikado (Edinburgh Savoy Opera Group); and Governess in Turn of the Screw (Advanced Performers Studio). Benefactor tickets, which include a VIP reception after the concert, are $100 per person; patron tickets are $75. For more information, call 430-9122 or visit www.immokaleefoundation.org. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA38 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 9-15, 2012 Living with multiple sclerosis Local center helps patients deal with debilitating disease BY CHUCK CURRYSpecial to Florida WeeklyRobyn Smith misses dancing the movement, the excitement and all that dancing brought to her life. I want to line dance, says the Naples resident who deals daily with multiple sclerosis, a progressive, debilitating illness that affects the central nervous system. Ms. Smith was diagnosed with MS more than two decades ago. For a woman who worked a harvest in Kentucky and enjoyed gardening and found a passion in her beloved dance, MS has changed her life. Today, she volunteers at her church and at The von Liebig Art Center as well as at the Multiple Sclerosis Center of Southwest Florida, a nonprofit organization that helps her and others with MS deal with the effects of the disease. As a younger woman, Ms. Smith says, she was very active, not in sports, but in hard work. I gardened, canned the harvest, worked in a greenhouse with all of the duties of carrying soil and plants and fertilizer, etc. It was hard work, but I enjoyed it. She left Boston in the 1970s and moved to Naples, where she found a career in health care at Naples Community Hospital (todays NCH Healthcare System). Although she left the area to live with family in Kentucky on a farm, she returned to Naples in 2001 and has been here ever since. Her first symptom of MS was the loss of vision in one eye, which she experienced in 1986. It was actually my eye doctor who suggested that I might have MS, she says. Having worked at NCH as an EEG technician, I knew that the illness wouldnt kill me but may shorten my life, so I just went my merry way and didnt let it bother me much, she adds. While the vision issue cleared, it was the first step on the road to needing assistance in mobility. MS can affect different parts of the body and seems to treat everyone differently. It is often characterized by frequent exacerbations and remissions giving false impressions that one treatment or another may be helping. About 400,000 people in the United States suffer from MS today. There is no known cause or cure. Recent studies have introduced drugs that seem to ease the symptoms and level out the exacerbations. These treatments dont work on everyone, however, and they are expensive. At first, after diagnosis, there was little change in my life, Ms. Smith says. But there were gradual changes in my body. What I noticed most was my lack of strength and stamina. She was also losing her balance, but holding her husbands arm helped. Now, however, things that she used to do easily have become a chore. She uses a walker or a scooter to get around. MS is a family illness. Only one person has it, but its effects impact the lives of the whole family. Divorce is rampant with MS, leaving the patient alone and often without support when needed. Even normal socializing becomes difficult as physical abilities decline. Ms. Smith remains optimistic. On the bright side, I find that people are wonderfully helpful, she says. They hold doors and are right there for me when I need help. I socialize with a lot of people with MS at the Multiple Sclerosis Center of Southwest Florida We laugh a lot, and that keeps us going. At 971 Third Ave. N., the local center provides many services, including massage, aqua and equestrian therapies, acupuncture, pilates, yoga, personal training, counseling, monthly luncheons and numerous social activities. There are about 275 MS clients on the centers roster. A hospital where I would take my parentsI am fortunate to be in a position where every new workday has the potential to provide an unexpected sense of pride. But most importantly, as the CEO of Physicians Regional, my personal goal is to not just meet community expectations, but to exceed them. As I have always said, surround yourself with the highest-quality medical professionals, provide the very best patient care possible, and your success will speak for itself. However, there are also times when I have the opportunity to share extremely positive news about recent advancements and/or additions to our system: advances so significant that the benefits to the patients begin immediately, yet often without much fanfare. I am referencing the Neurovascular & Stroke Institute on our Pine Ridge Road campus and the additions of brothers Dr. Eric Eskioglu and Dr. Brian Mason to the Physicians Regional staff. Drs. Eskioglu and Mason boast medical degrees from the University of Kansas and University of Missouri, respectively. While Dr. Eskioglu completed his neurosurgery residency training at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Dr. Mason completed his radiology residency training at Bridgeport/Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Eskioglu also completed a clinical research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health as well as a neuroendovascular surgery fellowship at the University of Florida. Dr. Mason completed an interventional radiology fellowship at the University of Oklahoma and a neuroendovascular surgery fellowship at the University of Wisconsin. Both doctors diagnose and treat complex vascular disorders in the brain and spine by using traditional open surgical approaches as well as a minimally invasive approach incorporating microcatheters inserted through arteries to directly treat the problem. Through extraordinary advances in medical science, this once evasive procedure has become a much more viable option for countless patients seeking spine and brain injury treatment options. Perhaps nothing speaks more profoundly about the impact of these doctors and our new Neurovascular & Stroke Institute than the story of a 19-year-old patient named Emily. Due to a rare birth defect, for eight years Emily suffered daily bouts of severe dizziness and fatigue. During this same time period, her parents sought the assistance of literally hundreds of health-care professionals in Naples and Fort Myers and at the University of Miami and Johns Hopkins University. Emily eventually was diagnosed with TO YOUR HEALTHBentley Village will welcome Alzheimers expert More than 5.4 million Americans are living with Alzheimers disease. Although there is no cure, studies suggest that strategies for overall healthy aging can help keep the brain fit and could be a deterrent to the disease. Dr. Gary Small, best-selling author and educator about how to reduce the risk of getting Alzheimers, will discuss his program at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at Vi at Bentley Village. Dr. Smalls lifestyle program combines memory training and mental health workouts, healthy brain nutrition, stress-reduction strategies and aerobic and strength exercises. Our prevention program begins with an assessment that checks everything from recall to physical balance, he says. Then, with a baseline established, it introduces the seven-day jumpstart program. It takes just seven days to begin to start protecting your brain from Alzheimers. Dr. Small is a professor of psychiatry and director of the UCLA Longevity Center at the Seemel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior. His research, supported by the National Institutes of Health, has made headlines in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and USA Today. Scientific American magazine named him one of the worlds leading innovators in science and technology. He has written six books, including The New York Times bestseller, The Memory Bible. Sign up for the presentation at Vi at Bentley Village by calling 597-1121. Blood center needs Type O donationsThe 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. Bereavement group beginning soonAn eight-week bereavement support group, offered by Jewish Family Services, begins Thursday, Feb. 16, at JFS office at 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. The session will meet Thursdays from 10-11:30 a.m. For more information or to register, call Margaret Passeri at 325-4444. toddLUPTONwww.physiciansregional.com HEALTHY LIVING SEE LUPTON, A39 The Multiple Sclerosis Center of Southwest Florida offers physical and social therapies as well as group activities for people having this illness for free or sometimes for a small co-pay. To support these programs, the center is holding a golf tournament, dinner and wine auction on Sunday, March 25, at Quail West Country Club. For more information, call 435-1901.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 9-15, 2012 A39 Bonita Springs Fort Myers Naples www.azulbeauty.com Fillers can enhance your lips providing a very natural look. This month, treat your lips to a Valentines Special and have kissable lips again.$50 OFF through February 29, 2012239-415-7576 Does She or Doesnt She Three of golfs most legendary names lent their design brilliance in creating Lely Resort Golf & Country Club, one of Naples most iconic golf properties. With two breathtaking public golf courses to choose from Flamingo Island by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. and the Mustang by Lee Trevino and the private Classics by Gary Player, plus two spectacular full-service clubhouse facilities, the possibilities for great golf, dining and events are endless. Three Unforgettable Golf Courses. Endless Possibilities.Open for public and private play, dining and events. Flamingo Island Robert Trent Jones, Sr. (Public) The Classics by Gary Player (Private) The Mustang by Lee Trevino (Public)Join by February 15th and Save over $13,000. Call for More Details!Just a few reasons why Lely Resort has been named a Golf World Readers Choice for Top 50 Golf Facilities: 54 captivating holes of golf (36 holes open to the public) Unparalleled private membership experience Two magnicent clubhouse facilities for dining and events Unique venue to host golf tournaments and special events Two expansive golf practice facilities John Jacobs Golf Academy Superlative service and on-site cateringLely Resort Golf & Country ClubAddress 8004 Lely Resort Blvd Naples, FL 34113For Tee Times, call 239.793.2600The Classics Country ClubAddress 7989 Grand Lely Dr Naples, FL 34113For Membership Information and Events, call 239.732.1200 an artery pressing on the vestibular nerve (the nerve responsible for balance functions), which meant every heartbeat resulted in blood flow pressure crushing her vestibular nerve, leaving the vibrant, bright, 19-year-old practically bedridden. Enter Dr. Eskioglu with a skull base surgical approach to decompress Emilys brainstem and the rest, as they say, is history. If successfully treating a patient isnt enough reason to celebrate, let it be said I am equally proud of Emily. Despite her condition, she still managed to receive a full academic scholarship to Auburn University, where she is now in her sophomore year. In her own words: I wondered if I was going to have to give up my dreams of completing my college education, of being a teacher or even eventually becoming a mother. Dr. Eskioglu responded to me as a person and not just a patient he gave me back my life and my dreams. I asked Dr. Eskioglu why he chose Physicians Regional. His simple, straightforward answer speaks for itself: I want to be at a hospital where I would take my mother and father. Thanks to the talented and dedicated staff at Physicians Regional, I know it is a great place, not only for the mothers and fathers of everyone in our community, but for our sons and daughters, too. Todd Lupton is chief executive officer of Physicians Regional Healthcare System.LUPTONFrom page 38 COURTESY PHOTOPhysicians Regional-Collier Boulevard celebrates its fifth anniversary this month. Opening Feb. 5, 2007, the 212,400-square-foot facility was the first de novo hospital for Naples-based Health Management Associates. In addition to the hospital, the Collier Boulevard campus includes a four-story medical office building, the Hand Surgery Institute, Sleep Disorders Center, ENT Specialty Care Center and more.
Wealth and Wisdom How Prepared Are You?At Dignity, when it comes to planning, the objectives of Optimizing and Advocating must be foremost. The Wealth and Wisdom seminar is designed to assist you in establishing your priorities so as to leave a lasting legacy to your loved ones and family. And theres no time like the present to be sure all the pieces are in place! The Gift of PrePlanning Bernadette La Pagila BSN, M.Ed., Community Liaison, Hodges of Dignity Memorial ALSO PRESENTINGPreparing your Estate Plan *Ed Rivera, AAMS, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones Please join us for one of the February seminar dates listed below:Friday Mornings in February 10th, 17th and 24th Time: 9:00am 11:00am Location: Edward Jones 3545 Pine Ridge Road, #300 (next to Sophias Restaurant) Naples, Florida 34109RSVP: Please call Libbie at 239.596.5115Seating is limited so be sure to reserve your place at the table! Lite Breakfast will be served. *Edward Jones, its employees and nancial advisors are not estate planners and cannot provide tax or legal advice. This seminar will help familiarize you with basic estate planning, including wills and different types of trusts. You should contact a quali ed tax or legal professional regarding your special situation. A lawyer will be present to answer general questions. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA40 WEEK OF FEBRUARY 9-15, 2012 (239) 417-8338 www.sabalpalmanimalhospital.com Cupcakes & Pupcakes Complete Womens Care opens with two locationsPhysicians Regional Healthcare System announces the opening of Complete Womens Care of Naples with two locations: at 2350 Vanderbilt Beach Road and at 8340 Collier Blvd. in the Medical Arts Building. Complete Womens Care is accepting expectant mothers and women of all ages needing gynecological services. Among the specialties offered are well-woman evaluations; preconceptual care; infertility issues; management of pregnancy, labor and postpartum care; menopausal care; birth control; permanent sterilization; minimally invasive laparoscopy, hysteroscopy and endometrial ablation; tubal occlusion; and abdominal procedures.The groups three OB/GYN physicians are: Dr. Jeannie Hilton Dr. Hilt on has been practicing more than SEE WOMENS, A41 Dr. Emily Clements, Dr. Catherine Harington and Dr. Jeannie Hilton 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.
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But theres one thing I havent dealt with because Ive been both careful and lucky: Ive never had a pet go missing for good. Ive come close a couple of times. A few years back, I was staying at my brothers house, while buying one home and selling another, when my smallest dog slipped through a gap in the fence. Fortunately, he immediately latched on to some nearby children who took him home and called the number on his ID tag. Not long after moving into the new home, I lost my parrot, but that too ended happily. As with most successful recoveries of lost pets, it was the things Id done before Eddie got out that brought him back home again. Eddie didnt fly away to a likely death because his wings were clipped to keep him from all but the lowest of flight patterns and because we had a relationship of trust that extended beyond my front door. Here is what you need to know if your pet bird takes wing: Prepare for possible loss: Have your bird microchipped. Keep his wings clipped to prevent him from flying away, and make sure everyone in the family knows to keep doors and unscreened windows closed. In Eddies case, Id forgotten he was sitting loose on a playstand rather than in his cage. When I walked out the front door to get groceries out of the car, I didnt see him hop out behind me and didnt realize he was missing until after Id put away the groceries. Dont waste time: The longer your bird is out, the smaller the chance of recovery. Immediately start searching nearby. If you have some game you play that would elicit a response from your bird, start playing it. In Eddies case, he responded immediately to my whistles because its a game we play all the time in the house. Lure your bird with favorite treats: Eddie had climbed more than a dozen feet up into a nearby bay tree. His favorite treats didnt work on him probably because hed just had a big breakfast but they might work with another bird or even with Eddie at another time. Because birds are more likely to eat at dawn and dusk, even a bird whos not immediately interested in treats may come into a familiar cage at feeding time. Use the hose, cautiously: Because being sprayed from the hose is frightening and may injure the bird, dont go for this technique first. But it can be successful. In fact, a good soaking is finally what brought Eddie down after all else failed. He was so angry at the soaking that he was anxious to bite me, so I wrapped him in a towel for the safety of us both. Had I not been able to collect Eddie relatively promptly, I would have put up fliers around the area and at the local bird shop, pet supply stores, veterinarians offices (especially avian veterinarians) and pet shelters. And I would have taken out both print and online classified ads, all offering a reward. More important than anything keep up the search. Many birds are found days, weeks and months after theyre lost, but theyre found by people who dont know just who is looking for the pet. If you dont keep putting the word out, your bird may be lost for good, even if found. The relationship you have with your bird may help you get him to come back to you. To adopt or foster a pet All 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.>>Marbles is a handsome 6-year-old domestic shorthair who has hypnotizing eyes. His adoption fee is $55.>>Patches is a 2-year-old beagle/ hound mix who will make a loving addition to any happy home. Her adoption fee is $75.>>Lola is a lovely, 2-month-old boxer/ Staffordshire mix. Are you the right one to give her the good home that she deserves? >>Sunshine is a sweet, 1-year-old Cairn terrier mix. Her adoption fee is $150.>>Todd is a 5-month-old Jack Russell/Chihuahua mix who loves to play and promises to make a wonderful family pet. His adoption fee is $150.Pets of the Week
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF FEBRUARY 9-15, 2012 NEWS A43 February 13-19, 2012 | The TwinEagles Club | Naples, FL ACEGroupClassic.com | 239.593.3900 Daily Tickets: $25 in advance | $30 at the gateWeekly Tickets: $50 in advance | $60 at the gateZig Zag Lounge Hospitality Tickets: $100 each dayTICKETS ON SALE NOW!2012 Ultimate Golf Experience Book ONLY $99Includes access to 31 of Southwest Florida's Top Golf Courses and a weekly ticket to The ACE Group Classic THE ULTIMATE GIFT FOR THE ULTIMATE GOLFER Tickets and Golf Books Available at 2135 Tamiami Trail North Naples, Florida 34102 facebook.com/ACEGroupClassic twitter.com/ACEGroupClassicBernhard Langer 2011 Champion MUSINGSDesinence Rx email@example.com Q: How long do I have? Peggy Kessler, making inquiry in July, 2001, after receiving a diagnosis of stage IV pancreatic cancer A: We did a lot of tests on you, and I never saw one thing stamped on the bottom of your foot that said you were going to die in two months. You have no expiration date. Peggys memory of the response she received from Dr. Alfonso Mellijor of the Cancer Treatment Centers of America E pluribus unum, my friends; sine qua non. Andrew Jackson, seventh president of the U.S.A. ...and he smiled at me pa rum pum pum pum. Me and my drum. Katherine K. Davis, Henry Onorati and Harry Simeone, Little Drummer Boy There was a distinct telling, a memory: A promise that there would be no one quoting anyone in this column. Who promised? To whom was the promise made? Upon whom can there be calling as a witness? How could there be a column without quotation, citation, insinuation, and conflagration? Is there witness protection? Perhaps Andrew Jackson could be my witness. Who better to go for witness than the Old Hickory Dickory Doc slave owner who sent the natives packing, gave the enemy spoils to the victor, and was military governor of a Florida taken from both Spain and the Seminoles? When folks called him a jackass, the beast became the symbol of the Democratic party. Jackson was wounded so frequently in duels that he rattled like a bag of marbles. The populous loved him so much that he was called King Mob. He knew it well: It is out of the many that there is the one. This is the essential condition: sine qua non. Wisdom comes out of many mouths it seems, out of both babes and jackasses. And seers, perhaps. And we can read the words in many places. On the Great Seal and on our American currency. Maybe its the only thing we can read, really. For better or worse, for richer or poorer. In medicine, sine qua non refers to a sign the absence of which signifies the absence of the target disease. The test for such a sign would be highly sensitive, rarely missing the condition. So a negative test would be very reassuring. But we know that the default position, the null hypothesis, can never be proven. It can only be accepted or rejected. So, lets say we null hypothesize no expiration date, no wolf waiting, no thief at the gate, no problem. If we cry wolf and are wrong, we make a type I error, a false positive. If we do not sound the alarm and are wrong, we make a type II error, a false negative. And so? Are we so adverse to the final verse? The bottom line suffixed and suffused and submerged? Silent. Peggy Kessler is still alive, living in Valley Springs, S.D., in a home she coowns. She is a registered Republican. She answers her phone and her personal e-mail. Is that enough evidence to move you to reject the null hypothesis? The sine qua non phrase first appeared in the work of Boethius in a longer form: conditio sine qua non. This longer Latin phrase can be translated: But for this, that could not be. This sixth-century philosopher wrote about the weal of fortune and death. He wrote his most witnessed work, The Consolation of Philosophy, while awaiting execution in exile. It is the imaginary dialogue between himself and Lady Philosophy, philosophy personified as a woman. Facing his own death, Boethius wanted to preserve the purity of the ancient knowledge. Andrew Jackson continued his work. As do other drums and pirates. Everything is sine qua non. And, so? How does that influence the null hypothesis witness protection pogram? Rx is the FloridaWeekly muse who hopes to inspire profound mutiny in all those who care to read. Our Rx may be wearing a pirate cloak of invisibility, but emanating from within this shadow is hope that readers will feel free to respond. Who knows: You may even inspire the muse. Make contact if you dare.
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BY NANCI THEORETSpecial to Florida WeeklyTHE SEVEN NAMES ON THE BOARD AT Advance Solar & Spa in Fort Myers represent the typical Southwest Florida solar energy customer: They want to become more environmentally friendly, but they dont want to pay full price. These seven homeowners are waiting to snag thousands of dollars in rebates from Florida Power & Light before they make the leap to a solar water heater or a full-home photovoltaic electric system (which carry retail price tags of about $4,500 and upward of $30,000, respectively). Despite an existing 30 percent federal tax credit, it seems solar energy customers want even more savings, leaving local businesses in a holding pattern until additional rebates or credits take effect. Its likely that FPL wont release its next round of $15.5 million first-come, first-served rebates until the spring, and a bill thats winding its way through the Florida Legislature that would provide up to $16 million in tax breaks for companies and homeowners that invest in renewable energy technology wouldnt take effect until 2013. Not many solar retailers and installers are placing much faith in any state program. Floridas last effort left many residents in the dark, whittling down to just half of the promised rebate or none at all after the Governors Energy Office, plump with $31.5 million in federal stimulus money, failed to grant rebates on a first-come basis for those who installed more energy-efficient air-conditioning units or solar systems. LTC Global, a Fort Myers company specializing in long-term care insurance, was eyeing a $20,000 state rebate THE LIGHTSEEINGRebates, tax credits matter when it comes to going solarSEE LIGHT, B7 BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE LOCAL BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE INDUSTRIES BSECTIONWEEK OF FEBRUARY 9-15, 2012 Annual meetingFaces from the Conservancys annual meeting, and more business events. B8-9 TK House HuntingMake yourself at home for $11.4 million. B11 INSIDE Ask the FoolHow are gains taxed on inherited stock? B6 CRAIG JONES c 239.825.6857 | o 239.403.4510 | f 239.434.2345 | email@example.comSothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each Oce Is Independently Owned And Operated.When youre ready...Someday, you will want to buy or sell a home in Naples. Choose a success story an experienced realtor with media savvy, market insight and access to the resources of a world-class brokerage Premier Sothebys International Realty. Choose Craig Jones when youre ready.
We are a direct lender offering the following loan products: Making dreams come true... SW Floridas Fastest Growing Mortgage Bank! www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 9-15, 2012 Feb. 14 is definitely not a day for lovers, husbands and wives, or those in the early stages of dating, to be talking about money issues. Although you shouldnt talk about these matters, I can write about the intertwining of money and love just dont you dare bring up the topic on Valentines Day. In past years, the Valentines version of this column has answered dating questions laced with financial issues and has covered the importance of being able to openly talk about money with ones significant other. Why? Money, not sexual infidelity, is the number one reason for divorce. I would assume its also the number one reason behind terminated engagements and dating relationships. The traditional money relationship between a man and woman (where the man was the sole bread winner and called the shots) was long ago supplanted by the new model of women working and being part and parcel in decision making. There are even some relationships where the woman is the key or sole breadwinner, and the man is the domestic caring for children. The male as provider and protector is more often seen in modified form and that is not to suggest that the old version of relationships is better than the new, or that one is right and another is wrong. Its just how things are these days. The current state of things makes it so very confusing for most who are dating young or old. In a womans mind, questions asked might be: Does he pay for everything? Does he pay for the big things? Do I start to pay if engaged? Do we create a kitty for dating expenses if engaged? Maybe I should give him some big presents? Is his paying for everything a burden to him? Somewhat funny is that I, a 59-yearold, find myself talking to my 21-year-old daughter and son about these issues. Least to say, my old-fashioned ways seem so very odd to the younger culture. Here are some thoughts and suggestions. If money is the number one reason for divorce, and you are thinking of getting married, you both might want to do a trial (money) run before being married. The trial run does not necessarily require that you live together. You might want to agree on some amount of money that each would put into a kitty and then both of you would have to agree on how it was to be spent. Create some rules, some goals, some discussions, as inevitably, problems will arise. Not only do you want to know if there is commonality in thinking but whether you can work through money differences. It might be a real eye opener as: some will allocate all available bucks to sports but some might be dedicated to a large wardrobe. Some will sit in church, mosque or synagogue pew and pass the bucket and others will be busy writing the checks to place in the tin. What type of groceries? Generics, of course. Or will it be the highest quality brand names and organic produce? What shall it be: dollars in the bank or long-term investments? While one is tinkering with doit-yourself repairs, another will be on the phone with a high-end decorator who charges $20,000 per room. Its better to find these things out before the altar. For the younger couple, some of these issues will not be so important and the someday expenditures are out of immediate reach. But for middle-aged or senior couples (those generally with more discretionary income), these issues are very real. Beyond that, lifestyles, behaviors, standards of living become increasingly entrenched. Even if they wanted to be different they cant, but some can disguise it for a few months. Now wouldnt all this be so incredibly obvious to a couple? Realistically, no. When Cupid strikes, both are swooning in love and ever so convinced that money issues are: too base for discussion, unnecessary, or small matters resolved with ease after the wedding. Wait until they find out the truth. Talking about money sounds crass.. but when is the right time? ( Remember, Valentines Day is not the right time.) Nevertheless, find a time to have the talk. It does seem a bit tawdry to be talking about money this way. I really never heard my parents (who were forever deeply in love) raise the topic. They were both Depression-era children and both left executive positions (yes, my mother also) to serve in the armed forces during WWII. They were just so very appreciative of each other and to be alive. Money was relatively unimportant in their relationship. I can still hear my father saying, Jeannette, it is only money. I am sure that weeks of non-stop bombings while reading radar on the Hornet molded my fathers thinking. Back to todays world where making a living is a different matter than in my parents time. It is harder and harder to maintain a middle-class existence and for lower-income earners to rise above subsistence levels. So money really is not only money. Still, my father understood its place. Even for this commodities broker, it would be worth more than the best investment portfolio just to be able to hear him say those words again or to watch him with my mother. And so, as we navigate the tricky intersection of love and money, its important to remember which of those two is really the most valuable.Happy Valentines Day to all my readers! Jeannette Showalter, CFA is a commodities broker with Worldwide Futures Systems, 571-8896. For mid-week commentaries, write to showalter@ww fsyst ems.com. MONEY & INVESTINGThinking about money on Valentines Day o t i d s i jeannetteSHOWALTER, CFAshowalter@ww fsyst ems.com
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Chamber continues support group for those in job market Awards & Recognition The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, and The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort earned recognition as two of the 2012 Best Hotels in the U.S. by U.S. News & World Report. The Naples resorts were among 1,548 luxury hotels analyzed by U.S. News & World Report; 154 top-ranking properties were named to the list of the Best Hotels in the USA for 2012. New Address The Law Offices of Sam J. Saad III and Paradise Coast Title and Escrow LLC have opened a new main office at 851 Fifth Ave. N. in downtown Naples. The firms office at 1575 Pine Ridge Road remains open as well. Banking Tina Blake and Cathi Johnson have joined IberiaBank and will work from the companys local headquarters on Goodlette Road. Ms. Blake, vice president/private banker, moved to Southwest Florida from Cornwall, England, in 1990 and has 24 years of experience in the financial services industry. Ms. Johnson has a dual role as vice president/ branch manager and private banker. Originally from LaGrange, Ill., she started her banking career with Barnett Bank in Naples nearly 25 years ago. She serves on the board of trustees as vice president and treasurer for Youth Haven. Ms. Blake and Ms. Johnson both have earned the Accredited Wealth Management Advisor designation from the College for Financial Planning. Board Appointments Mary Beth Crawford has joined the board of trustees of the David Lawrence Center and will assist with planning giving programs. As a principal in the Bonita Springs office of Cummings & Lockwood Private Clients Group, her practice focuses on estate and tax planning as well as probate and trust administration. She earned bachelors degree in economics from the University of Florida and her J.D. and LL.M. in taxation from the UF College of Law. She is a member of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Sections of the American and Florida bar associations and the Trust & Estate Section of the Collier County Bar Association. She is a 2004 graduate of Leadership Bonita and currently serves as chairman of the board of directors of the Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs. She has served as chair of the planned giving committee of the American Red Cross of Lee County and as a member of the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation development council for Estero/Bonita Springs. Lisa Lipman, an attorney with GrayRobinson P.A. in Naples, has been elected president of the board of directors of the Naples International Film Festival. Prior to her legal career, she was an award-winning journalist for The Associated Press in its Boston bureau for the Charleston, S.C., Post and Courier. She is a member of the Florida, Massachusetts and South Carolina bar associations and the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts. She is also a member of the Collier County Bar Association and the Estate Planning Council of Naples, as well as an executive board member of the Collier County Medical Alliance. She earned her juris doctorate from Boston College Law School, a masters degree from Northwestern University and a bachelors degree from Union College. Health Care Julia Burley has joined Florida Eye Health as office manager in the practices Naples office. She has worked in health care since 1993 and in the field of ophthalmology since 1998. ON THE MOVE Saad Blake Johnson Crawford Burley
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For more information, call 992-2943 or visit www.bonitaspringschamber.com. The Collier County Bar Association holds its next monthly membership luncheon at noon Friday, Feb. 10, at Carrabbas, 4320 Tamiami Trial N. Guest speaker will be Jeff Ahren of the Collier County Legal Aid Society. Sign up at www.colliercountybar.org. The Above Board Chamber meets for lunch and a program about Internet marketing at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 13, at the Hilton Naples. Jim Henderson, owner and president of William C. Huff Companies, will discuss his companys use of social media networking. Reservations are required and can be made at www.aboveboardchamber.com. Non-members can attend two Above Board Chamber events before joining. For more information, call 910-7426. The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce holds a welcome reception and orientation for new members from 8-9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the chamber, 25071 Chamber of Commerce Drive. Call 992-2943 or visit www.bonitaspringschamber.com. PRACC, Public Relations, Marketing and Advertising Professionals of Collier County, meets at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at McCormick & Scmicks in Mercato. Cost of the luncheon and program is $25 for members, $30 for others. Reserve your place by calling 436-2105 or by visiting www.pracc.org. The next Business After 5 for members of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce takes place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at Bryan, Bradley & Williams LLC, 3003 Tamiami Trial N. Sign up at www.napleschamber.org/events. The PC Business Users Group will hear from a Collier County librarian about Overdrive e-Books from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at Naples Regional Library. For more information, visit www. pcbug.org. Members of the Executive Club of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce will enjoy a cruise aboard the Naples Princess from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21. The members-only event is free. Sign up at www.napleschamber.org/events. BUSINESS MEETINGS
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF FEBRUARY 9-15, 2012 BUSINESS B7 239-479-7887 for a FREE Estimate www.anythingindoors.comSALES SERVICE INSTALLATION Anything Doors 239-479-7887 SALES SERVICE INSTALLATION239-479-7887 for a FREE Estimate www.anythingindoors.comwhen it installed a 10-kilowatt system to power the 13 air-conditioning units and other electrical needs of its large building on Presidential Court. The state sold it like the money was almost a guarantee, says Kathy Dollar, a regional sales representative for the brokerage and the project manager. The rebate was enticing, and it seemed like a good move. LTC Global was among a large pool of Florida applicants that received only half the promised amount, however, and the rebate took a long time to receive, Ms. Dollar says. It was disappointing that we didnt receive the full rebate, but I was looking at some of our old electric bills and we really have cut down on our usage. Were saving about half. The states botched program put a black eye on the industry in 2010, says Aaron Fields, co-owner of Advance Solar & Spa, who Ms. Dollar credits with helping her company recoup its rebate. They defaulted on quite a few people and it put a hurting on the entire industry for a short while. Bill Long, owner of Stilwell Solar, which has offices in Charlotte, Collier and Lee counties, says the state program turned into the biggest farce ever. The state rebate program left a sour taste in a lot of peoples mouths, Mr. Long says. People ended up with the same amount of rebate as people who put their application in right to the last day of the program. FPL helped quell the skeptics last year when it launched a five-year pilot program offering $1,000 rebates to residential customers who install a solar water heater and up to $20,000 for photovoltaic systems and connection to the utilitys grid. FPLs annual $15.5 million distribution also offers up to $50,000 per site for business customers that install solar water heating or PV systems. Those first-come, first-served funds, released in March 2011, were claimed within hour. An additional $5 million in unclaimed rebates for solar water heaters was shifted to the solar electric program and snatched up in 10 minutes last fall.A quick rushIncentives whether rebates, the federal tax credit or proposed state tax breaks are often good for business, compelling those sitting on the fence to take the leap, according to local companies that specialize in solar energy to warm pools and tap water or power homes. Mr. Fields likens the additional savings to a gold rush, immediately attracting customers who might have been interested all along. We get a quick rush, then a lull. John McNichols of Key Power Services, which has supplied the suns power to 15 off-the-grid homes on Keewaydin Island and Cayo Costa and installed twodozen photovoltaic systems in homes on the mainland, describes rebates as a Catch 22 for business. Some people are willing to jump on installing a PV system but need a little help, he says. Unfortunately, it makes others sit on the sidelines if they dont get the rebate the first time. No one will do anything between but sit on their hands. Rebates or incentives juice up our business. Bonita Springs contractor Kathy Guyitt, president of DesignTech of Southwest Florida, says the cost of whole-home solar electric systems, though 40 percent cheaper than they were just a couple of years ago, is still a deterrent. Current clients in Golden Gate Estates balked at the $50,000 price tag for a solar electric system that also included battery backup and transformers to keep the home powered after a hurricane. There was minimal return on investment, she says. They never would get their money back in the lifetime of the equipment. Ms. Guyitt, a member of the Florida Green Building Council, instead encourages clients to begin with small steps by installing EnergyStar-rated appliances and impact glass windows that reduce heat absorption into the home. Her Golden Gate Estates clients, however, havent entirely ruled out solar electric in their future, she says, adding their house includes roughed-in plans for a system, should additional rebates and tax incentives bring down the cost. Everyone likes to be green to a certain point of expense, says Mr. McNichols, who advises customers to take advantage of FPLs $1,000 rebate on solar water heaters. With solar heaters priced about $4,500 locally, the FPL rebate plus 30 percent federal tax credit can produce a threeto four-year payback, he says. The sun can make 90 percent of the hot water used in a home, says Mr. Fields, adding, The local return on investment is the quickest in the state. A family of four can bring their electric use to heat water down to $100 a year.Pricing out of reachIncreased supply more manufactures are producing solar electric systems is also helping to drive the market, says Mr. Fields. People who were interested years ago are taking another look because of the prices. But pricing, starting at about $30,000, is still out of reach for the average Joe even with the rebates and federal tax credits. Those who qualify for an FPL rebate could potentially see a payoff within seven to 10 years for a five-kilowatt system with a 40-year lifespan. Aiding the investment is the ability to lock into current rates. Without tax credits or rebates, Mr. Long says, whole-home solar systems take 25 years to recoup expenses. And his business, he adds, isnt influenced by rebates or state incentives. Rebate programs dont dictate my business. Its a nice accessory that helps raise awareness for the solar work I do. Locally, solar pool heating remains the top option for those looking for some energy savings. It improves lifestyle, saves money and gives you more use of your pool, says Mr. Long. Solar pool heating is by far our more popular service, Mr. Fields says. We do three to four pools day, probably two to three solar water heater jobs a week and one to two solar electric systems a month. One of those systems was in Bonita Springs, where solar panels on a carport produce 20 kilowatts to power the adjoining Bonita Springs Recreation Center. Completed in November, the project was funded by a $179,600 U.S. Department of Energy grant and is generating about $400 a month, according to Mr. Fields.A new proposalSenate Bill 7202, submitted by the Senate Communications, Energy and Utilities Committee on Jan. 31 and with a vote anticipated as early as this week, revamps previous attempts by the state to entice homeowners and businesses to invest in renewable energy. Both Mr. Fields and Mr. Long say theyll wait until the bill passes before considering it an option to improve their business outlook. I havent read the bill, says Mr. Long. So many come up every year. Until they pass it, I dont even look at it, says Mr. Fields. LIGHTFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOSAdvance Solar & Spa Inc. has installed solar arrays on residential and industrial buildings throughout Southwest Florida.
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INTEGRITY EXPERTISE DIRECTION FOR REAL ESTATE AMERIVEST Realty Pelican Isle II #302: 2677SF, wood rs, Gulf views, LaPlaya membership avail. $729,000 Pelican 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, furnished. $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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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, February 12th 1-4pm
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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 $1,200,000Text T327179 to 85377 KEY WEST LIFESTYLE IN OLDE NAPLES 1355 4TH STREET S.JUST REDUCED $105K! Just 4 blocks from the beach! Stunning 4BR/3.5BA/2 Car residence with wrap around verandah. O ered at $1,145,000Text T327035 to 85377 EMERALD LAKES 7156 MILL POND CIRCLEIncredibly priced 3BR/2BA residence with southern exposure & room for pool. O ered at $229,500Text T327122 to 85377 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. O ered at $1,149,000Text T327038 to 85377 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. THE SHORES IN BERKSHIRE LAKES 7807 BERKSHIRE PINES DRIVEEnjoy sparkling lake views & bass shing from this lovely 3Br/2BA/2CAR attached villa with low fees in a gated community. O ered at $225,000T327158 to 85377 Picture Perfec View... Try my new SMS text codes to view a detailed mobile website of these listings WATERFRONT IN THE MOORINGS | 210 SPRINGLINE DRIVEJUST REDUCED $275K! Minutes 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 $2,150,000 Text T326801 to 85377 PENDING PENDING PENDING REDUCED OPEN SUNDAY 1-4
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*All interior selections are offered through and must be made through The WCI Design Center. Certain selections may not be sta ndard with the price of the home selected. Offer good on homes that contract by February 28, 2012. Contact the Sales Director at Manchester Square for details. Offer is subject to change or cancellation without notice. All references to clubs and membership opportunities and other amenities are subject to fees, dues and availability. Some photographs may be of locations or activities not in the community. Void where prohibited. WCI Communities, Inc. All rights reserved. CBC058372An Ideal Naples Address A Price That Makes Sense Its That Simple13659 Manchester Lane I Naples, FL 34109 239.598.2370ManchesterSquareWCI.comWhether youre grilling with friends or letting the kids romp on the playground, the Clubhouse at Manchester Square complements the way you live. Stay in shape at the state-ofthe-art tness center. When you return home, take a relaxing swim in the pool or hit the court for a pick-up basketball game. With an unbeatable North Naples location close to dining, shopping and beaches, plus seven fabulous single-family home designs offering from 1,557 to 3,395 sq. ft. of air-conditioned living area, Manchester Square offers the latest in Naples lifestyle livingyour lifestyle. 95 9 1 I mm o k a l e e Rd d d d d . G oodlette-Frank Rd A irport Pulling R d. Livi n g ston R d N aple s N N V a n de rbilt B ea ch R d Pine Ri d ge R d. M a nc he s t er r r Sq ua q q re Whippoo rw ill L a ne Osc e ola Tr a i l Ex i t 1 07 E E xi t 11 1 Ti b u rn Va derbi a n ilt Beac ch SunN-Fu n Lagoon Wate rs side Shops at Pel elican Bay p Me r ca t o Amenities that enhance your life. Homes from $219,990 The Experience Is Everything. UP TO $10,000 to use as you choose on CLOSING COSTS OR DESIGNER OPTIONS* ASK ABOUT OUR SPECIAL OFFER
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. PRE-CONSTRUCTION FROM THE $300s
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Resident since 1969.Doreen Vachon 239-643-0636Home Grown Girl!Large villa, Park Shore location. Seagate school zone. High ceilings, attached garage. 3+Den/3 Bath. $309,900. 1917 Empress Ct. New tiled oors, solar heated pool, large enough to swim laps. 3+Den. $335,900. Naples Park Block All New Appliances, Granite, Tile, NEW A/C, New Paint Inside and Out...Less than one mile to BEACH. $275,000 KAZ works for you.. Kimberly Zuponcic 239-290-3986 St. Andrews, 221 Cypress Way E #203, N. Naples. 2/2/ Condo. Overlooks LaPlaya Golf Course. 4 miles to the beach. $83,900. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 9-15, 2012 B25 Illustrated Properties 239.287.6732 239.370.8687 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. $147,000 MAKE OFFER Verona Walk Heritage Greens MUST SEE! 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 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 GREAT BUY 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 Special Oakmont 3BR,2.5BA plus den for kitchen, newer appliances, new A/C and hot water heater, pool with stamped concrete deck, $399,000 Style and value in one package! 4BR,3BA plus den Windsor model offers gracious update kitchen, newer appliances, large tile in living areas, private pool with lake views and more! $480,000 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 PENDING Upgraded Oakmont Hurricane shutters, large screened patio, mostly tile, newer a/c and appliances. $344,900 Capri with pool. 2 bedroom, 2 baths, 2 car and bridge views from pool area. $259,000 NEW LISTING NEW LISTING INTEGRITY EXPERTISE DIRECTION FOR REAL ESTATEAMERIVEST Realty Golden Gate Estates2.5 Acre, pool, out building, 3/2 $228,000 www.GulfnGolfNaples.com www.WigginsPass.com www.Fosterteam.Listingbook.com www.youtube.com/fosterteamnaples firstname.lastname@example.org@comcast.net LakesideUpdated, new granite kit & baths, many ammenities 2/2 $149,900Traci Noteboom 239-595-4624 Little Palm Design Group has free Wednesday seminarsInterior designer Dawn HarmonAitkenhead has opened Little Palm Design Group across from Mercato in North Naples and presents a series of Wednesday afternoon free seminars to celebration the studio/showrooms inaugural season. All programs begin at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 22: Who says window treatments are just backgrounds? Leslie Hall and Jean Crowley of Jean Crowley Interiors show how to refresh your home with color. March 7: Judith Auclair discusses the classic European art form of coquillage and her creations that bring the beauty of the sea to mirrors, chandeliers and accessories. March 21: Naples designer Julie Leufvenius presents a slide show with the latest from the fall furniture market and the Paris show. Seating is limited for each presentation, and RSVPs are requested a week ahead of each date. Call 5982001. Peggy Sue Garrity239-207-1008PGarrity@msn.com NaplesRealEstateByPeggy.com850 C 5th Ave South Naples, FL 34102 PANORAMIC GULF VIEWS from this 2 BR+Den, 2 BA Park Shore residence. Beautifully remodeled residence in a luxury building featuring the nest amenities with beach access. MLS # 211523340 Text T14631 to 85377 for details SUPERB ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN featuring owing arched walkways, gorgeous courtyard with community pool, landscaped terraces & balconies 4 blocks to the beach and 2 blocks to prestigious shops & restaurants on 5th Avenue. This remodeled 2nd/top oor end unit offers 3 BR + den and 3 BA. MLS # 211523340 BREATHTAKING VIEWS in luxury high rise. Views from all rooms. Open Kitchen, tiled in all main living areas. Pelican Bay offers 2 private beaches, 25,000 sq. ft community center. You will never want to leave! Lowest priced 2BR/2BA. MLS # 211010165. Text T14633 to 85377 $845,000 $789,999 $739,000 PARK SHORE PELICAN BAY OLD NAPLESOPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 1-4
*National Association of Home Builders GOLD AWARD winner for Community of the Year, the only Florida Winner in 31 years, and NAHB GOLD AWARD for Best Clubhouse. WINNER #1 COMMUNITY AND #1 CLUBHOUSE IN THE UNITED STATES!* 020812-391Discover Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club, an award-winning fusion of architecture, waterfront homes, ve-star resort amenities and vibrant lifestyle. Water-ski, sail or sh on 700 acres of freshwater lakes, play golf on the signature championship golf course, hone your tennis skills, enjoy a luxurious treatment at the full-service European style spa, attend one of hundreds of events on the social calendar or simply relax in the dreamy beachside cabanas on our three miles of private white sandy beach. Its all here, in one luxurious location unparalleled in Florida. From $500,000 to over $5 million.ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATION OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, M AKE REFERENCE TO THIS ADVERTISEMENT AND TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. This is not intended to be an offering or solicitation of sale in any jurisdiction where the development is not registered in accordanc e with applicable law or where such offering or solicitation would otherwise be prohibited by law. Prices, plans, artists rend erings, photos, land uses, dimensions, specications,improvements materials, amenities and availability are subject to change without notice. Copyright 2012, Miromar Development Corporation. Miromar Lakes is a registered service mark of Miromar Development Corporatio n.visit www.MiromarLakes.com
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF FEBRUARY 9-15, 2012 REAL ESTATE B29 Kevin Brown has been promoted to senior project manager in the Florida West Division of toll Brothers. Mr. Brown previously served as project manager responsible for construction, marketing and sales at The Reserve at Estero and for Belle Lago, also in Estero. In his new capacity he will also serve as a project manager for Toll Brothers newest community in Southwest Florida, Bonita Lakes. The following new agents have joined the staff of John R. Wood Realtors: Cathi Bruce, Bonita Springs office: Originally from Michigan, Ms. Bruce studied at Michigan State University and Lansing Community College. She earned her sales associate designation in 2011. Hildy Christensen, Bonita Springs office, the Bunny Caravello Team: Originally from Boston, Ms. Christensen holds an associates degree from the Art Institute and Atlantic Community College. She previously worked as a graphic designer. She belongs to the Bonita Springs-Estero Association of Realtors. Kathy Farias, Central office: A native of Key Biscayne, Ms. Farias holds a bachelors degree in teaching. Homer Farias, Central office: Originally from Wisconsin, Mr. Farias previously worked in international banking and earned an MBA from the University of Wisconsin. He is a member of the Naples Area Board of Realtors. Robert Rowan, Central office: Originally from Knoxville, Tenn., Mr. Rowan holds a bachelors degree in business from the University of Tennessee and previously was a licensed general contractor. He belongs to the Naples Area Board of Realtors. Ben Maltese, Central office: A Michigan native, Mr. Maltese previously worked as a real estate developer and now holds a broker and sales associate real estate designation. He is a member of the Naples Area Board of Realtors. Heather Wightman and Sharon HammondTurnblad of John R. Wood Realtors were named Gold Top Producers for 2011 for sales in the $5 million-$10 million category by the Womens Council of Realtors, Bonita Springs-Estero Chapter. The agencys Ginny Nobbe was names WCR Silver Top Producer, for sales in the $3 million-$5 million category. Elli Taylor of John R. Wood Realtors has earned the designation of Certified Negotiation Expert.REAL ESTATE NEWSMAKERS BROWN WIGHTMAN HAMMOND-TURNBLAD COURTESY PHOTOSThe Chelsea is the newest model home by D.R. Horton at Fiddlers Creek. The one-story, three-bedroom, two-bath residence encompasses 2,159 square feet. Interior details include coffered ceilings, granite countertops and vanities and, in the master suite, two walk-in closets. Exterior features include brick paver driveway and walkway and an S-tile cement roof. Homes in Fiddlers Creek are priced from the high $300,000s. For more information, call 304-8511. 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
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 marked19 THE DUNES GRANDE DOMINICA 295 GRANDE WAY $1,199,000 PSIR Barbara Bardsley 784-6924 20 KENSINGTON KENSINGTON GARDENS 2940 Gardens Blvd $1,249,500 PSIR Darlene Roddy 4040685 21 COLLIERS RESERVE 12495 Colliers Reserve Drive $1,285,000 PSIR Sharon Kaltenborn 248-1964 22 BONITA BAY AUGUSTA CREEK 26342 Augusta Creek Court $1,295,000 PSIR Gary L./Jeff Jaarda 248-7474 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 NORTH NAPLES OAKES ESTATES 1680 Oakes Blvd $1,599,999 PSIR Roxanne Jeske 450-5210 26 VANDERBILT BEACH MANATEE RESORT 9566 Gulshore Drive #PH02 $1,690,000 PSIR Pat Callis 250-0562 27 PELICAN BAY ST RAPHAEL 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd #1709 $1,895,000 PSIR Jean Tarkenton 595-0544 28 PELICAN MARSH BAY LAUREL ESTATES 8710 Purslane Drive $1,975,000 PSIR Richard Culp 2909000 >$2,000,000 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 31 AQUALANE SHORES 2211 Forrest Lane $2,950,000 PSIR Ruth Trettis 571-6760 >$3,000,000 32 MOORINGS 3139 Leeward Lane $3,175,000 PSIR Linda Ohler 404-6460 >$4,000,000 33 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1481 Anhinga Point $4,500,000 PSIR Jeannie McGearty 248-4333 34 PARK SHORE 345 Devils Bight $4,995,000 PSIR Michael Lawler 2137475 >$11,000,00035 PORT ROYAL 3045 Fort Charles Drive $11,950,000 PSIR Michael Lawler 213-7475 >$100,0001 LAKESIDE 2671 Citrus Lake Dr. #103 149,900 Amerivest Realty Traci Noteboom 239-595-4624 1-4 pm>$200,0002 OLD NAPLES VILLAGE GREEN HERON CLUB 464 Broad Avenue S. #H464 $228,900 Premier Sothebys International Realty Tess McCarthy 207-0118 M-W-F 3-6>$300,0003 FIDDLERS CREEK SERENA 3190 Serenity Court #201 $324,900 PSIR Al Love 298-2444 >$400,000 4 LEMURIA 7172 Lemuria Circle #1602 From $400,000 PSIR Tom Gasbarro 4044883 Sun 12-4 5 MERCATO THE STRADA 9123 Strada Place From $400,000 PSIR Call 239.594.9400 Mon-Sat 10-8 & Sun 12-8 6 OLDE CYPRESS SANTORINI VILLAS 3078 Santorini Court $419,000 PSIR Sandra McCarthy-Meek 287-7921 7 GRANDEZZA SAVONA 20077 Palmero Lake Court $435,000 PSIR Mary Catherine White 287-2818 8 THE BROOKS STILLWATER CAY 24231 Copperleaf Blvd $459,000 PSIR Roxanne Jeske 450-5210 >$500,000 9 BONITA BAY ESPERIA & TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive From $500,000 PSIR Call 239.495.1105 Mon-Sat 10-5 & Sun 12-5 10 MEDITERRA BRENDISI 29120 Brendisi Way #201 $525,000 PSIR Roxanne Jeske 450-5210 11 PELICAN LANDING COTTAGES 3699 Olde Cottage Lane $599,000 PSIR Stephanie/John Coburn/Pam Umscheid 8253464 >$600,000 12 MARCO ISLAND 1633 Barbarosa Court $675,000 PSIR ML Meade 293-4851 >$700,00013 PELICAN ISLES CONDOMINIUMS 435 Dockside Dr 729,000 1,099,000 Amerivest Realty Bridgette Foster 239-2538001 1-4 pm 14 WYNDEMERE GRASMERE 826 Wyndemere way $745,000 PSIR Kathryn Hurvitz 290-0228 15 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE 280 Grande Way From $799,000 PSIR Call 239.594.1700 Mon-Sat 10-5 & Sun 12-5>$800,00016 PARK SHORE BAY SHORE PLACE 4255 Gulf Shore Blvd N Naples $879,999 Keating Associates Peggy Garrity 239-2071008 1-4 pm>$1,000,00017 OLD NAPLES VILLAS TORINO 355 9th Avenue South $1,125,000 PSIR Marty/Debbi McDermott 564-4231 18 MERIDIAN CLUB IN PARK SHORE 4901 Gulf Shore Blvd #1203 1,149,000 Coldwell Banker Kay Miller 239-898-3693 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 21www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB30 REAL ESTATE FEBRUARY 9-15, 2012
BROKER PARTICIPATION WELCOMED. ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS REFERENCE SHOULD BE MADE TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. NOT AN OFFERING WHERE PROHIBITED BY STATE LAW. PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. Ol from the $180s Alden Woods from the $190s Players Cove from the $290s Moorgate Point from the low $300s Courtyards at Cordoba from the $360s Classics Estates from over $1MillionFrom the $180s to over $2 millionVisit our Sales Center today. 8020 Grand Lely Drive, Naples, Florida 34113 (239) 793-2100 Lely Resort Realty, LLC, Exclusive Sales Agent, Licensed Real Estate Brokerwww.lely-resort.com Join us on Facebook Farmers MarketThis Sunday Noon to 4 p.m. Developerof the year Parade of HomesTMThis Saturday & Sunday Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.* Clubhouseof the yearOur newest neighborhood offers expanded features and exquisite details designed for the discerning buyer.featuring 3 championship golf courses, 7 tennis courts, 3 resort-style pools, a luxurious spa and fitness center, 4 clubhouses, a village center and 7 distinctive neighborhoods... Topaz Series from the $390s Ruby Series from the $530s Emerald Series from the $640s Onyx Series from the $460s Sapphire Series from the $540s Covington Place from the $640s THE CBIA PARADE OF HOMES at Lely Resort Everybody loves a parade! Our Sponsors mers Community of the year4 years in a row!Join us this weekend as Lely Resort hosts one of the biggest Parade of Homes ever, With trolley tours, live music at the Players Club and much more! Come see 26 beautiful model homes designed, built and furnished by some of the areas finest builders and interior designers; masterfully presented in 7 unique neighborhoods across this award-winning community. It all adds up to a winning combination! Come see!*$5.00 Parade Entry Fee goes to the CBIA foundationWhen Quality Matters
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 Seagate, 5241 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. 4+Den/3 (H5803) Jim Scartz, 877-9726 $2,349,000 Vanderbilt Beach, 267 Conners Ave Waterfront home w/Gulf access, boat dock & lift. 5-star home is decorated in neutral tones & high-quality nishes. Walk or ride bike to beach, dining, shopping. 5/4 (H6304) Dustin Beard, 289-2650 $1,595,000 Old Naples, 372 2nd Ave S #2 Sublime and Divine for Old Naples. Villa with private pool and 2 car has 4th bath for 4th bedroom on a corner so close to beach and 5th Ave S. 4/4 (V1486) Nan Dietrich, 564-2906 $1,499,000 Bonita Bay, 26110 Red Oak Ct Modern interior designed home on tranquil cul-desac is the epitome of sophistication! Open oor plan. Custom pool/spa overlooks 13th green. Oered turnkey. 4+Den/3.5 (H6086) Frank Petras, 595-2221 $1,495,000 Old Naples, 370 2nd Ave S #1 Stunning Villa lives like single home only 3 blks to beach & 3 blks to 5th Av S. shops & dining. Wood oors, French doors to private pool/ patio + cooks kitchen. 2 car. 4+Den/3 (V1428) Nan Dietrich, 564-2906 $1,325,000 G olden 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 culde-sac, 5870 T.Sq Ft Pool Home boasts Total Renovation. Granite Kitchen & BAs, Marble, Tile, Fireplace, Cathedral Ceilings, New Roof & Pool. Florida Rm. 3/2.5 (H4744) e HutchisonCarmony Team, 272-7000 $1,229,000 Park Shore, 4751 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #1801 Breathe-taking views of Gulf & Venetian Bay. Fully furnished, neutral palette, move-in ready. Watch the sunrise & sunset from this luxurious Park Shore residence. 2+Den/2 (C7459) Dustin Beard, 289-2650 $849,000 West Bay Club, 22195 Natures Cove Ct is distinctive home provides a unique balance of elegance, style and comfort. Relax in lush outdoor space ideal for entertaining by replace, pool, and spa. 4+Den/4 (H6325) Diana Coyle, 220-4534 $799,000 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 $769,000 Pelican Bay, 6001 Pelican Bay Blvd, #1703 Coveted 03 condo looking SW! Ideal 17th oor! 180 degree views from east to west of Gulf & beach & sunsets. Inspired renovation enlarged living room & guest suite. 2/2 (C8146) Nan Dietrich, 564-2906 $765,000 West Bay Club, 22244 Natures Cove Ct Just move in! Immediately start enjoying sun, pool, & peaceful golf course views. e work has been done for you. Fully furnished, new a/c, hot water and more! 3/3 (H6028) Diana Coyle, 220-4534 $699,000 Moorings, 222 Harbour Dr, #411 Surround yourself w/water on the 4th of 6 oors. Bay, canal & Gulf views plus stroll to the beach. Docks. Rare oering West bldg. One of few best in the complex. 3/3 (C7439) Nan Dietrich, 564-2906 $635,000 Oyster Bay, 1323 Chesapeake Ave, #2-B Stunning complete redesign in sleek luxury contemporary style at every turn. 3BR & 3 baths are elegant & only steps down to your own dock. View of the Bay too! 3/3 (C6410) Nan Dietrich, 564-2906 $590,000 Pelican Bay, 8479 Abbington Cir, #1212 Sunny, bright open oor plan. Split bedroom plan with formal dining room, large living room & open kitchen to both. Southern exposure overlooking lake. 2+Den/2 (C8108) Jim Scartz, 877-9726 $549,000 Saturnia Lakes, 2222 Campestre Ter Potential Short Sale! Incredible home oering a must see pool! Spectacular kitchen with modern feel, custom niches, and large tile ooring. 5+Den/3 (H6230) Diana McCoy, 404-0793 $499,000 Banyan Woods, 5066 Rustic Oaks Cir LOCATION, CONDITION & MOTIVATION. Here is the ideal Naples home for family life & entertaining. Rarely lived in by snowbirds, neutral dcor, loaded w/upgrades. 3/2.5 (H6263) Nan Dietrich, 564-2906 $499,000 Tidewater Island, 6081 Tidewater Island Cir Private & quaint gated boating community! Spacious pool home on canal w/boat dock & lift. Just minutes to the Gulf via beautiful Estero Bay. Large in-law suite. 4/3 (H4835) Debra Pelitera, 250-6865, Patrick Dearborn, 877-4340 $495,000 Park Shore, 4001 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #1102 A bright and dramatic color palette enhances this exceptional beach-front condo. is 11th oor unit will amaze you with spectacular Gulf, Bay and city views. 2/2 (C5914) Dustin Beard, 289-2650 $479,000 Pelican Bay, 5964 Pelican Bay Blvd, #431 Live w/the eagles in this elegant condo, over 2000 sf w/wrap around screened lanai. Meticulous condition & updated kitchen + private beach access & negotiable furnishings. 3/2 (C8008) Nan Dietrich, 564-2906 $475,000 Pelican Bay, 6351 Pelican Bay Blvd, #S-17 End unit w/private steps down to grass from lanai. Pool & amenities in main bldg but live here as in a villa. Tram stops here for private beach access to restaurants. 3+Den/2 (C7933) Nan Dietrich, 564-2906 $469,000 Foxre, 1299 Foxre Ln BEST lake & Arthur Hills golf views in 27 hole Golf Club w/ mbrshp included. Light & open volume ceiling pool home allows golf cart ownership! W/ in miles of Old Naples! 3+Den/2.5 (H6272) Nan Dietrich, 564-2906 $459,000 Worthington, 13360 Bridgeford Ave Updates galore! Estate home with 3 car garage, oversized lanai. Family room opens to kitchen featuring island center-granite & top of the line cabinetry. 4/3 (H6218) Sharon Hammond-Turnblad, 851-6918 $449,000 Old Naples, 333 4th Ave S, #104 Renovated to the studs w/brand new furniture & appliances. All tile oors & turnkey furnished to make it possible to move in & be 2 blks to beach & 1 blk to 5th Ave S. 2/2 (C7959) Nan Dietrich, 564-2906 $439,000 Crossings, 1904 Timberline Dr Long lake view, tropical gardens, koi pond on .38 acre lot. Kitchen w/granite, custom backsplash, & breakfast bar opens to family room & large lanai w/pool bath. 3c gar. 3/3 (H6316) Beth Metzger, 823-4794 $439,000 Old Naples, 230 3rd Ave S, #3 2 STORY PRECIOUS COMPLETELY RENOVATED TOWNHOME 1 block to beach & 2 blocks to 5th Av S. w/glorious huge pool! Rarely available condo of only 6 congenial owners. 2/1.5 (C7851) Nan Dietrich, 564-2906 $435,000 Vineyards, 958 Fountain Run Lush landscaping envelopes the private pool area on this professionally decorated villa home. Cool, calm and classy colors on a clean canvas! Take a look! 3+Den/2 (V1569) Lynn H. Fulton, 293-3125 $359,900 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 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 Moorings, 2170 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #64W Sailors can live here on the Pass with tall masts! Views like an eagle of Gulf & Bay from completely remodeled almost penthouse. Marina on site & beach access. 1/1.5 (C8099) Nan Dietrich, 564-2906 $320,000 Old Naples, 900 8th Ave S, #101 3BR, 2 NEW BAs GROUND FLR LIVES LIKE A VILLA. Tile rs, plantation shutters & pool. Park next to lanai back door. Stroll to 5th Av S amenities. Dog friendly. 3/2 (C7852) Nan Dietrich, 564-2906 $309,000 Heritage Greens, 2225 Heritage Greens Dr LOCATION PLUSWalk to pool, clubhouse, Arrowhead Golf Course (Public). Spacious, Open Floor Plan. Plenty of room to entertain, private 2nd oor bedrooms. 5/3 (H6185) Mary Cox, 961-5825 $295,000 Falling Waters, 1972 Cascades DR #3 A Must-see 1st oor Condo-HOME-garden entry. Custom-designed & built, enclosed lanai that extends living area with view of grass, trees, lake with fountain. 2+Den/2 (C8131) Mary Cox, 961-5825 $240,000 Park Shore, 4150 Belaire Ln, #208 Lush trees and foliage surround this 2nd condo with fabulous views through the trees to the pool and gardens below. Covered carport included. Cats allowed. 2/2 (C8136) Lisa M. Richardson 250-8008 $235,000 Moorings, 2170 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #24W Leisure living in this Tommy Bahama dcor 1 bdrm, 1 bath, up to the minute pied-e-tierre. 3 Full beds, a must see (not pull out sofas), 2 decks o LR. Car included. 1/1.5 (C6636) e Hutchison-Carmony Team, 272-7000 $229,000 www.JohnRWood.com February 12 OPEN HOUSES from 1-4pm are Highlighted in Yellow
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF FEBRUARY 9-15, 2012 BROUGHT TO YOU BY: INSIDEThe High-Rises at Bonita Bay 495-1105 Estuary at Grey Oaks 261-3148 The Strada at Mercato 594-9400 The Village 261-6161 The Gallery 659-0099 Old Naples 434-2424 North Naples 594-9494 The Promenade 948-4000 Fifth Avenue 434-8770 Marco Island 642-2222 Rentals 262-4242 Opera in HDThe Met comes to area movie theaters. C12 Shear MurderNewest Bad Hair Day Mystery is sheer delight. C25 Woman in BlackDaniel Radcliffe breaks out of his Harry Potter mold. C11 In an unusual switch, the artists featured in an upcoming exhibition are not the creators of the works, they are the subjects. An Artists Tribute: Graphite Studies by Lionel Heddy features candid portraits of 12 local artists who have been inspirational to other artists and helped document Naples. The show is on view Feb. 11-25 at ArtGallery OldNaples2 in Crayton Cove. Mr. Heddy will attend an opening reception from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11. These artists all enrich the lives of the people in Naples but are unsung heroes, says Karen Stone, who owns the gallery with Lynne B. Wilcox. Both women are among the artists profiled. Mr. Heddy based his work on candid photographs he took of Paul Arsenault, Phil Fisher, Natalie Guess, Sam Platt and Naples artists become the subject of art Brad Meltzer thrillers fueled by insider details Meet Brad Meltzer at the Waldorf Astoria Naples. C4 >>inside: BY NANCY STETSONnststson@ oridaweekly.com BRAD MELTZERS THRILLers are the literary equivalent of crack cocaine: highly addictive and impossible to stay away from once youve had your first taste. Ill only read a chapter, you tell yourself, and then an hour or so later you look up and realize youve forgotten to eat lunch, or its way past your bedtime, or all the things you really intended to do are left undone. Somehow, with a Brad Meltzer thriller in your hands, life gets put on hold. Heres how The Book of Fate opens: Six minutes from now, one of us would be dead. That was our fate. None of us knew it was coming. Rock-em sock-em action, the Washington Post Book World declared. Opens with a SEE MELTZER, C4 COURTESY PHOTOSEE PORTRAITS, C18 BY ROBIN DEMATTIAFlorida Weekly Correspondent Natalie Guess is an artist featured by Lionel Heddy
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 9-15, 2012 scene that would be the climax for a lesser suspense tale. Mr. Meltzer, whose books have been No. 1 New York Times bestsellers, will speak at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers at a luncheon on Sunday, Feb. 12. The following day, hell be the guest speaker at another luncheon, this one at the Waldorf Astoria Naples as part of the Nick Linn Lecture Series to benefit Friends of the Library of Collier County. Mr. Meltzer confesses to having a soft spot for libraries. I got my start with my grandmother taking me to the library when I was little, he says. We didnt have much money, but we did have a library card. Now his works can be found on those same library shelves. Loved by fans for their fast pacing, his books are also know for the tidbits of insider knowledge he deftly weaves into the plot. Mr. Meltzer does a tremendous amount of research to make his novels ring true. For example, for The First Counsel, in which a White House lawyer dates the presidents daughter, he contacted every living daughter of a president asking if they would be willing to speak with him. One, under promise of anonymity, did talk to him, as did a former Secret Service agent. I thought, hes not going to tell me anything, he says about approaching the Secret Service agent for some insights. But he said, I read your first book. I want to help you. Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton have also given him background information. He initially heard from the senior President Bush when he received a letter from him saying how much he loved The Millionaires and requesting a signed copy. The author thought someone was playing a joke on him, he says, but when he contacted the sender, he discovered the letter was legitimate. When he asked for President Bushs help on a subsequent book, the response was not only a yes, it was an invitation to spend a weekend with the Bushes in Houston doing his research. I thought, this is the chance of a lifetime, he recalls. I got to be there because Im not a reporter, Im not the Washington Post Im going to tell an entertaining story, and they know Im not going to burn them. To watch them watch TV, to see what he flips to The only way to be the fly (on the wall) is to make sure no one wants to swat you. Thats a fun day at work, when you get to that. But I had to write four books to have that happen. I feel very, very privileged to get that perspective. Former President Clinton, a fan since Mr. Meltzers first novel, has also written him notes and provided background information. In The Book of Fate, for example, Mr. Meltzers protagonist, an aide to the president, details in various places what its like to be a president and also what its like for them after they leave office. As hes written on his website, www.bradmeltzer. com, You can invent all the stuff you want, but if it doesnt smell real, readers will know in a nanosecond. To me, fiction is best when it has one foot in reality. He says he gets letters all the time from people saying, Im a Republican, and I read your book; you must be a Republican, and others who say, Im a Democrat, I read your book; you must be a Democrat. Such letters from readers, he says, assure him that hes doing it perfectly right.Determined, young and stupidWhile attending the University of Michigan, Mr. Meltzer had an internship on Capitol Hill, an experience that he says went on to influence much of his writing. After graduation, he moved to Boston for a job at Games magazine, but the person who was going to be his mentor soon left. So I did what any logical person would do. I said, Im going to write a novel. It made absolutely no sense. I was determined and young and, therefore, stupid. He got an agent, but the book didnt sell. As he puts it: I received 24 rejection letters. There were only 20 publishers, so some people were writing me twice, to make sure I got the point. Not to be discouraged, he started another novel. (I thought), if they dont like that book, Im going to write another. And if they dont like that book, Ill write another. And if they dont like that book, Ill write another. Mr. Meltzer says he got his sense of perseverance from his middle-class, working parents. They worked really hard their whole life. We didnt have a lot, but when you dont have a lot, you tend to have a lot of determination. He was the first in his family to go to college. Though he went on to get a degree at Columbia Law School, hes made his living as a writer. And in addition to his books, he was co-creator of Jack & Bobby, a TV show for the WB (about two teenage brothers, one of whom grows up to be president). Though nominated for a Golden Globe, it only lasted one season. He also wrote some issues for the Green Arrow comic book which were later published as a graphic novel, Green Arrow: The Archers Quest, for which Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont wrote the introduction. He wrote the comic Identity Crisis, which included DC Comics superheroes Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, as well as other lesserknown names. He wrote 13 issues of the monthly Justice League of America series, receiving the 2008 Eisner Award for Best Single Issue for issue 11. And in 2006, he was asked by the Department of Homeland Security to brainstorm, along with the CIA and FBI, various ways terrorists could possibly attack. He also became the host of Brad Meltzers Decoded, which airs on the History Channel. In 2010 he published Heroes for My Son, in which he writes about people such as Rosa Parks and Jim Henson. On April 10, his book Heroes for My Daughter will be released. In both books, he examines various people who embody the values he wants to pass along to his children. The truth is, I tried to approach them the same, but I couldnt, he says. I just have different feelings as a father of a son and as a father of a daughter. I wish I didnt but the truth is, inevitably I told a much more personal story in my daughters book. Maybe because of the loss of my parents. Its been a tough year, he says, explaining that he lost both parents and his grandmother last year. Coming up with heroes for my daughter, I was trying to find heroes like my parents, he says. It wound up becoming something to celebrate. It became things I was dealing with in my own life. No matter what hes working on television series, magazine articles, novels or nonfiction books Mr. Meltzer says, his writing reflects his core belief that ordinary people change the world. I believe in regular people and their ability to affect change in the world. Thats what every book (is about).A day in the lifeMr. Meltzer says he sits down to write by 9:30 or 10 a.m. Then, he adds, I squeeze the sponge until its dry. Sometimes thats 4 p.m. or 2 p.m. or 6 p.m. And every time, before he writes, he thinks of those 24 rejection letters he got at the beginning of his career, and of his mother, who reassured him by saying, Id love you if you were a garbage man. I say that to myself every day before I sit down to write, he says, just so I can be as hungry as I was on Day One. The moment I think Ive made it, Im finished. How many writers, you look at their sixth or seventh book and you think, Oh my God, they dont care anymore. I dont ever want to be that person. The Nick Linn Lecture Series, sponsored by Friends of the Library of Collier County>> Brad Meltzer: Feb. 13 >> James Rollins: Feb. 20 >> Andrew Gross: March 13 >> Lisa See: March 26 >> Where: The Waldorf Astoria Naples (formerly the Naples Grande) >> When: Luncheon at noon followed by 1 p.m. program >> Cost: Luncheon/lecture, $100 for Friends members, $150 for others; lecture alone, $75 for members, $125 for others >> Info: 262-8135 or www.collier-friends.org MELTZERFrom page 1 Eleanor Brown, author of the New York Times bestseller The Weird Sisters, will join Elaine Newton as her guest for Critics Choice at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, and at the same time Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Both presentations have been moved from the smaller Daniels Pavilion to Hayes Hall, the main performance hall at the Phil. Ms. Brown will also visit two area Barnes & Noble bookstores to read from and sign copies of her book. Shell be at the South Fort Myers location at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, and at the Waterside Shops location in Naples at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11. A New York Times Notable Book, The Weird Sisters was declared a delightful debut by People magazine. It tells the story of three sisters who, because their father is a Shakespeare scholar, are named after heroines in the Bards plays. When their mother is diagnosed with breast cancer, they all return home, though each is dealing with her own crisis. Ms. Brown tells the story in the plural first person, we. See, we love each other. We just dont like each other very much, the narrators say, describing their sibling rivalry. The paperback edition was released Feb. 7. Tickets to Critics Choice at the Phil are $32. Call 597-1900 or visit www.thephil.org. Author of The Weird Sisters to speak at the PhilBY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com a s at 0 0 Ms. Brown will also visit two area Barnes & Noble bookstores to sign copies of her book. Shell be at the South Fort Myers location at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, and at the Waterside Shops location in Naples at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 9-15, 2012 Theater Doubt By The Naples Players through Feb. 25 in the Tobye Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre. 2637990 or www.naplesplayers.org. Race By Gulfshore Playhouse through Feb. 12 at The Norris Center. 261-7529 or www.gulfshoreplayhouse. org. Visiting Mr. Green By The Marco Players Feb. 15-March 4. 642-7270 or www.themarcoplayers.com. Tribute to Patsy Cline Part of the Box Lunch Series by The Marco Players on Feb. 11. 642-7270 or www.themarcoplayers.com. Memphis At the Philharmonic Center for the Arts Feb. 14-19. 597-1900 or www.ThePhil.org. Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead By FGCU Theatre Lab Feb. 15-26 at FGCU. 5907268 or http://theatrelab.fgcu.edu. The Exonerated By Theatre Conspiracy at the Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers, on select dates Feb. 10-25. 936-3239 or www.theatreconspiracy.org. Romeo and Juliet By Laboratory Theater of Florida Feb. 10-25 at the Kiwanis Hall, Fort Myers. 218-0481. Im Herbert and Other Strangers By The Island Players through Feb. 18 at the Marco Island Historical Museum. 394-0080 or www. theateronmarco.com. Bedroom Farce By Florida Repertory Theatre, Fort Myers, through Feb. 25. 332-4488 or www.floridarep.org. Squabbles By the Off Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers, through March 3. 278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com. Me and My Girl By the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers, through Feb. 11. 278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com. Thursday, Feb. 9 Art, Antiques & Jewelry The Palm Beach Show Group presents the Naples Art, Antiques & Jewelry Show today through Monday at the Naples Exhibition Center. (561) 822-5440 or www.NaplesShow.com. Wet Paint Live The fifth annual Marco Island Wet Paint Live starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Marco Island Center for the Arts. Enjoy an auction of works created earlier in the day by 20 artists around Marco Island. 394-7549. Here Comes the Bride The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents Live at the Promenade! Joey & Marias Comedy Italian Wedding at 6 p.m. at The Promenade at Bonita Bay. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. French Film The Tournes French Film Festival presents Paris at 6 p.m. at the Sugden Welcome Center Theater at FGCU. Free. 590-1511 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Ad-Libbing Naples City Improv takes the stage at 8 p.m. at the English Pub on the East Trail. $10, plus a two-item minimum from the menu. 682-0638. More Classical The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra presents Tchaikovskys Sixth as part of its Classical Series at 8 p.m. today through Saturday at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or www.ThePhil.org. Wonder Woman Lynda Carter takes the stage at 6 and 8:30 p.m. today and Friday at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or www. ThePhil.org. Friday, Feb. 10 Monster Trucks The Monster X Tour comes to Germain Arena today through Saturday. www.monsterxtour. com. Piano Man Piano Man: Tribute to Billy Joel, led by Mark Anthony, takes place from 6-9 p.m. at the Naples Botanical Garden. Bring a blanket or chair for seating. 743-7275 or www. naplesgarden.org. Art Opening The Sweet Art Gallery hosts an opening for The Female Persuasion, including works by Mary Ann Flynn-Fouse and Lenore Robbins, from 6-9 p.m. 2054 Trade Center Way. 5972110 or www.TheSweetArtGallery.com. Free Film Marco Presbyterian Church presents a free screening of Courageous at 7 p.m. 394-8186 or www.marcochurch.com. Saturday, Feb. 11 Bluegrass Fest The fifth annual Jammin In The Hammock Bluegrass Festival runs from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today and from 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday at Collier Seminole State Park. 394-3397. Arts & Crafts The Naples Artcrafters Fine Art and Craft Show takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Cambier Park. 250-0804. Art Fest The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents the Bonita Springs National Art Festival from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Sunday at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. More Art The sixth annual Coconut Point Art Festival runs today and Sunday at Coconut Point. (561) 746-6615. Party Time Marco Island Sunrise Rotary presents Party in The Park from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Veterans Park. Enjoy games, music, food and crafts. 248-7419. Gallery Show ART 41 has its third showing from 11-6 p.m. 4115 Tamiami Trail N. 263-0999. Poetry Reading Edison State College-Collier Campus, in partnership with the Florida Literacy Arts Coalition, hosts a poetry reading featuring Tim Seibles at 6 p.m. Mr. Seibles is renowned for his streetwise, syncopated poems. Free. 7007 Lely Cultural Parkway. email@example.com. Arty Evening Art After Dark runs from 6-9 p.m. at the Galleries of Crayton Cove. Visit nine galleries and businesses and enjoy wine and hors doeuvres while viewing artwork. 6592787. Rock Veterans The Hit Men take the stage at 6 and 8:30 p.m. today and Sunday at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or www.ThePhil.org. Sunday, Feb. 12 Fish Fry The Bonita Springs Lions Club and the Bonita Springs Historical Society host a fish fry from noon-2 p.m. at the Liles Hotel on Old 41. Enjoy tunes by The American Folk Trio. $10 in advance; $12 at the event. 992-0154, 992-6997 or www.BonitaSpringsHistoricalSociety.org. Film Fest The Marco Island Jewish Film Festival presents Berlin at 2 p.m. $25. 991 Winterberry Drive. 642-0800. Outdoor Jazz Naples Botanical Garden presents Jazz in the Garden: Level 10 from 2-4 p.m. Bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating. 743-7275 or www. naplesgarden.org. Classical Access The Gulf Coast Symphony presents its next Classical Access concert with guest violinist Timothy Schwarz at 7:30 p.m. at Bishop Verot High School, Fort Myers. 277-1700 or www.gulfcoastsymphony.org. Monday, Feb. 13 Card Scams World-class card shark Darwin Ortiz presents Scams and Fantasies with Cards at 6 and 8 p.m. today and Tuesday in the Tobye Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990. Art Talk Lee Sandstead, art historian and host of the Travel Channels Im Having an Art Attack with Lee Sandstead, speaks at 10 a.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. $40. 597-1900 or www.ThePhil.org. WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO COURTESY PHOTOThe Peaceable Kingdom a one-man show of magical realism works by Kevin Sloan (including The Burden of Formality, shown here) opens with a reception with the artist from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Gardner Colby Gallery. The show runs through Feb. 21. RSVP for the opening reception by calling 403-7787 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Comedian Jeff Jena performs at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at The Norris Center. Tickets are $25. 213-3049.
TRADITIONSClassic Home Furnishings870 6th Ave S, Naples (239) 213-1240 Minneapolis Saint Paulwww.Traditions.comFine Furniture Whimsical Accessories Exceptional Interior Design NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF FEBRUARY 9-15, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 Play Your Cards The Greater Marco Family YMCA offers bingo at 1 p.m. Doors open at noon and snacks are served. 394-YMCA (9622), ext. 204, or email@example.com. Travel Event Preferred Travel of Naples hosts An Evening of Cultural Celebrations to benefit The Shelter for Abused Women & Children. Enjoy travel presentations, music by the Naples Jazz Syndicate, hors doeuvres and more from 5-8 p.m. at a private club in North Naples. $45. 261-1177. Movie Time The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents a screening and discussion of The Man Who Loved Women at 7 p.m. at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. More Bingo 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. Intellectualization Mondays Its TGIM for the Fort Myers Film Festival at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. Watch and discuss short undistributed indie films with celebrity judges, filmmakers and community. Doors open at 6 p.m. for social hour, films start at 7 p.m. www.fortmyersfilmfestival.com. Tuesday, Feb. 14 Prayer Breakfast The 29th annual Marco Island Prayer Breakfast starts at 7:30 a.m. at the Marriott Marco Beach Resort. Breakfast follows. The guest speaker is retired chaplain Brigadier Gen. Doug Lee. $20. 642-3622. Italian Art Art educator Joan Jacobs presents An Artistic Walk around Florence, Italy as part of the Art Talk series beginning at 10 a.m. in the Daniels Pavilion at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. $40. 597-1900 or www.ThePhil.org. Mrs. Bach Damaris Peters Pike presents Women of Note: The Second Mrs. Bach at 2 p.m. at Headquarters Library, 2385 Orange Blossom Drive. 593-0177. Funny Guy Philly Plowden performs at the Off the Hook Comedy Club on Marco Island tonight through Feb. 19. 389-6900. Wednesday, Feb. 15 Oldies Tunes Dave Kilbride performs Whole Lot of Shaking Goin On: Music of the s, s & s at 2 p.m. at the Bonita Springs Public Library. Registration required. 479-4636. It Takes Two Argentine tango dancer Helaine Treitman presents Tango Music Appreciation the first lecture in the series The Art of the Tango, at 2 p.m. in the Toni Stabile Building at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. $34. 597-1900 or www.ThePhil. org. Shakespeare Night Shakespeare in Paradise presents readings and discussions of Shakespeares romantic sonnets as part of a monthly series of Shakespeare lectures starting at 5:15 p.m. at Clive Daniel Home. Free. 2777 Tamiami Trail N. 261-4663. Coming up French Film The FGCU Department of Language and Literatures Tournes French Film Festival presents Copie Conforme (Certified Copy) at 7 p.m. Feb. 16 at the FGCU Sugden Welcome Center. 590-1511 or dgras@fgcu. edu. Doo-Wop Tunes Larry Chance and the Earls perform at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers. Dinner is at 5:30 p.m. 278-4422. All That Jazz Sax player Charles McPherson performs with the Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or www.thePhil.org. Winging It Naples City Improv performs at 8 p.m. Feb. 16 at The Norris Center. 213-3058. Brass Sounds Smokin Brass performs at 8 p.m. Feb. 16 at Temple Shalom, 4630 Pine Ridge Road. 597-1900 or www.ThePhil.org. Funny Guy Comedian Jeff Jena performs at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at The Norris Center. $25. 213-3049. Stone Sculpture The Zimbabwean stone sculpture exhibit ZimSculpt makes its Florida debut with a two-month exhibition and sale starting Feb. 17 at the Naples Botanical Garden. 643-7275 or www.naplesgarden.org. Art Event 3rd Saturday Art Days takes place from 11 a.m.-4 pm. Feb. 18 at the Pine Ridge Industrial Park. Stroll through galleries and see artists at work. 821-1061. Free Concert The Bonita Springs Concert Band performs from 2-4 p.m. Feb. 19 at Riverside Park on Old 41. 405-3320 or www.Bonitaspringsconcertband.com. Cupcakes for the Homeless Marias Cupcakes for the Homeless runs from 3-5 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio, 5926 Premier Way. $15 in advance, $18 at the door. 450-4066 or www.MariasBirthdayWishesForTheHomeless.org. Free Concert The FGCU Bower School of Music presents the Presidents Kaleidoscope Concert at 2 and 4 p.m. Feb. 19. 590-7851 or pharkins@fgcu. edu. Jazz in the Park The Bayshore Cultural and Performing Arts Center presents The Dan Heck Trio from 2-4 p.m. Feb. 19 at Sugden Regional Park. Free. 775-2800 or www.bayshorecapa. org. Spin Your Partner The Happy Promenaders hosts a square dance at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at The Hitching Post RV Park Rec Hall, 100 Barefoot Williams Road. Submit calendar listings and highresolution photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. E-mail text, jpegs or Word documents are accepted. No pdfs or photos of flyers. The deadline for calendar submissions is noon Sunday. WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOBest-selling childrens author Jeff Kinney kicks off festivities for the 12th annual Celebration of Reading with a book signing from 6-8 p.m. Feb. 16 at Barnes & Noble at Coconut Point. Guests can bring one book from home, and Mr. Kinney will have additional titles for purchase and signing. www.CelebrationofReading.org. The Naples Botanical Garden hosts Gnomes in the Childrens Garden with numerous activities, such as building gnome shelters and making gnome hats, from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Feb. 11. 743-7275 or www.naplesgarden.org.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 9-15, 2012 THEATER REVIEWA bedroom-hopping farce: Dated, but fun at Florida Rep nancySTETSONnstetson@floridaweekly.com Three bedrooms, four couples. Imagine the possibilities. British playwright Alan Ayckbourn did, and wrote a farce about it. And in the same way some people name their dog Dog, he titled his bedroom farce Bedroom Farce. Its at Florida Repertory Theatre through Feb. 25. In a fun, self-imposed creative challenge for the playwright, the entire action takes place in three bedrooms. And the bedrooms, in this case by set designer Ray Recht, rule the stage. Placed side-by-side, they jackknife across the stage, making use of every possible inch of its width. (Mr. Recht has also given us part of the world outside those bedrooms, with fully realized hallways glimpsed outside the doors and windows that reveal foliage.) You can tell a great deal from peoples bedrooms, if you know what to look for, one character intones at the beginning of the play. And its true; even before we meet the characters, their rooms reveal their personalities. The first, stage left, has a high fourposter bed and a wallpaper pattern of pink flowers on a pale blue background. The middle bedroom, walls painted in bright yellow, blue and white stripes, boasts a lava lamp and a lime-green platform bed. And the third bedroom is sedate and muted, with blue-gray striped wallpaper and a soft gray headboard bordered in black. The plot revolves around Susannah (Brandy Zarle) and Trevor (Eric Mendenhall), a young married couple who are having problems in and out of the bedroom. Both are highly neurotic, and neither is any good at that one thing essential for all relationships: communicating. Over the course of one Saturday evening, they manage to disrupt three other couples: their friends, Malcolm (Jason Parrish) and Kate (Amy Hutchins), who are having a party; Trevors ex-girlfriend Jan (Michelle Damato) and her husband Nick (Brad DePlanche); and Trevors parents, Ernest (Chris Clavelli) and Delia (Carrie Lund). Susannah is anxious and lacks confidence, while Trevor is somewhat dimwitted and fails to pick up on social cues. Hes obviously not gotten over Jan, his ex. When they run into each other at Malcolm and Kates party, they kiss, and Trevor, overcome with passion, throws Jan onto their hosts bed. Of course his wife, Susannah, walks in on them at that very moment. After ruining the party with her histrionics, Susannah leaves, going to T revors parents for comfort, while Trevor somehow reasons he should go over to Jan and Nicks house to apologize and explain that nothing actually happened. As its long past midnight, both couples they visit are already in bed. Mr. Mendenhall, making his debut at the Florida Rep, is endlessly entertaining. His Trevor is a fully realized character, full of idiosyncracies, delightfully morose and oblivious to the destruction he leaves in his wake. Whether hes mooning about or getting tangled up in a phone cord, he provides much of the evenings laughs. I didnt want to take my eyes off of him, he was so fascinating to watch. Ms. Zarle plays Susannah as a jangle of nerves, constantly at fever pitch. Ms. Lund and Mr. Clavelli are highly entertaining as the mature couple of the group. Its obvious their characters have been together for a long time and have fallen into the comfortable rituals of a long-married couple. Theyre easy with each other, and absolutely adorable, especially when sitting up in bed together, each wearing a nightcap. Just home from dining out for their anniversary, their idea of doing something really, really wicked between the sheets is eating sardines on toast in bed, causing Delia to dryly comment: I feel Im sleeping aboard a fishing trawler. Ms. Lund has a real talent for delivering comedic lines with just the right inflection and timing, and these skills are on constant display in Bedroom Farce. She gets one of the biggest laughs of the night relaying her mothers advice about sex: If S-E-X rears its ugly head close your eyes before you see the rest of it! Happily, shes paired with Mr. Clavelli, who always amazes on stage. His Ernest is a well-meaning but somewhat befuddled husband. He fumbles about in a charming way, and the scenes where he reads Tom Browns School Days aloud are absolutely priceless. In high contrast, Malcolm and Kate are a couple just beginning their marriage. Like children, they giggle and chase each other about, even spraying each other with shaving cream. But while they have a playful marriage, its obvious they dont talk much about things that are important. Mr. Parrish and Ms. Hutchins are totally believable as the young pair. Ms. Hutchins Kate is sweet and anxious to please, constantly shoring up her husbands ego, while Mr. Parrishs Malcolm is eager but clueless. Hes constantly building things for their home, but is not very skilled at it an apt metaphor for their marriage. Surprisingly, despite their considerable comedic skill, Mr. DePlanche and Ms. Damato were not as funny as Id expect. Ms. Damato, having to play a pragmatic and efficient wife, doesnt have much to work with, though the scene where shes trapped underneath her husbands dead weight is one of the evenings highlights. But Mr. DePlanche, who was so funny in Florida Reps productions of The 39 Steps and Its a Wonderful Life, seems out of step in this farce. His humor is so different in tone than the others that he seems to be acting in a totally different play. I wish director Robert Cacioppo had had him play the role more as a person than as a clown or caricature. Mr. DePlanches Nick is selfish and demanding, not a very likeable character at all. A little of his whining goes a long way. Unfortunately, in this play, hes more annoying than humorous. Costume designer Roberta Malcolm has dressed the cast in the trendy clothes of England in 1974, painfully reminding us all of how terrible fashion was then. A couple of the men wear what looks to be plaid polyester pants, and Susannah wears a culotte. Trevor wears wildly colored socks, and the nightcaps Ernest and Delia don in bed are also a great touch. Bedroom Farce is 37 years old, and it shows. While some of the humor stands the test of time, much of it seems dated. Self-affirmations are so much a part of our culture now that they dont seem peculiar or all that humorous, and an Internet that caters to any kink you can dream up makes finding shoes or kitchen implements in the bedsheets ho-hum rather than shocking or bizarre. While Bedroom Farce does provide some laughs, it never reaches the heights of hilarity I expect from a farce. It does, however, contain some outstanding comedic acting, especially from Mr. Mendenhall, Mr. Parrish, Mr. Clavelli and Ms. Lund. Paradoxically, in this play, many of the parts are greater than the complete picture. And while I wasnt giddy with laughter, I find myself wanting to see some of these individual comedic performances yet again. Bedroom Farce>> When: Through Feb. 25 >> Where: Florida Repertory Theatre, Fort Myers >> Cost: $40 and $45 >> Info: 332-4488 or www. oridarep.orgCOURTESY PHOTOBedroom Farce at the Florida Rep contains some outstanding comedic acting. 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RadiesseCOMBAT PREMATURE AGING SKIN Look Your Personal Bestwww.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 9-15, 2012 AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A display of temperament surprises you, as well as those around you. It could be all that pressure youre under. Consider letting someone help you see it through. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Some things dont seem to be working out as youd hoped. Dont fret. Instead, take some time out to reassess your plans and see where changes could be made. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your ideas are finally reaching those who can appreciate them. But dont expect any immediate reactions. That will come later. Meanwhile, a personal matter needs your attention. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your energy levels are rising, and youre feeling restless and eager to get into some activity, whether its for profit or just for fun. In either case, the aspects are highly favorable, so go for it. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A relationship seems to be winding down from passionate to passive. Its up to you to decide what the next step will be. But dont wait too long to take the initiative. Delay could create more problems. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A decision looms. But be very sure that this is what you really want before you sign or say anything. Once you act, therell be little or no wiggle room for any adjustments. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Money matters impr ove, but you still need to be cautious with your spending. Also, set aside that Leonine pride for a bit and apologize for contributing to that misunderstanding. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A tempting financial situation could make the usually unflappable Virgo rush in before checking things out. Be alert to possible hidden problems. Get the facts before you act. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Its nice to know that youre finally getting due credit for your efforts. You also should know that new opportunities will follow. A family member brings important news. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Any uncertainty that begins to cloud an impending decision could signal a need to re-examine your reasons for wanting to take on this commitment. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) You benefit from taking time out of your currently hectic schedule to do more contemplation or meditation. This will help re-energize you, both in body and soul. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Nursing hurt feelings can zap the energies of even the usually selfconfident Sea Goat. Best advice: Move forward. Success is the best balm for a painful ego. BORN THIS WEEK: You enjoy traveling and meeting people. You are especially good with children and would make an excellent teacher. SEE ANSWERS, C9 SEE ANSWERS, C9011 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. 011 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. PUZZLES HOROSCOPES FINISH LINE 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:
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 9-15, 2012 C11 Is it worth $10? YesDaniel Radcliffe will always be Harry Potter. He could win eight Oscars, cure cancer and establish world peace, and well still refer to him as Harry Potter. Such is the cost of being financially set for life before youre a teenager. The real question is, will we as an audience ever accept him as someone else? The Woman in Black is his first real attempt at changing our minds, and the result is impressive. This is a good old-fashioned ghost story, complete with an eerie tone and atmosphere and solid scares. Radcliffes character, Arthur Kipps, a widowed lawyer with a young son, is out to prove himself on an undesirable assignment. Hes sent from London to the English countryside to finalize the will for the deceased Alice Drablow. The catch is the Drablow house is on the outskirts of a marsh that gets flooded for hours every day meaning whoever is at the house when the marsh floods is stuck there. This is especially bad when an ominous woman in black and various children haunt the house, as Arthur soon learns. Sadly for him, most of the townspeople dont want him there either, because whenever someone disturbs the Drablow estate, bad things happen to local children. Take Nicholas, the son of Sam (Ciaran Hinds) and Elizabeth Daily (Janet McTeer), for instance. The boy died years earlier, and although Sam takes a liking to Arthur, Elizabeth is convinced that Nicholas is speaking through her. Whats really troubling is that she might not be wrong. Director James Watkins maintains a creepy mood (youve never seen childrens toys so disturbing) with heavy shadows and overcast skies, and keeps the scares coming with the requisite fake-outs followed by legitimate screams. Granted, theres not much story in Jane Goldmans screenplay, but there doesnt have to be; all that matters is sound effects, scenery and screams and all of these are top-notch. As for Radcliffe, hes more than up to the challenge. It helps that he wasnt that good of an actor while playing Harry (though he certainly improved as the series moved along). But what this means is that in terms of range and ability, he can pretty much only go up from here, and he has no trouble being convincing as Arthur. Because many scenes call for him to be alone and scared in the house, hes forced to convey all of Arthurs thoughts and anxieties in his body language and facial expressions. That we feel for Arthur and root for him is a credit to Radcliffe keeping us engaged in his performance and not letting us think he should just pull out his wand and cast a spell. The Woman in Black is a $17-million movie free of excess CGI and violence its PG-13 rating is appropriate but full of quality filmmaking and solid performances. Thats right: The guy whos already made a fortune as Harry Potter is still a rising talent. It will be very interesting to see what he does next. Man On A Ledge (Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell) An escaped convict (Worthington) threatens to jump from a New York City high rise in an effort to prove his innocence. There are many layers to the film, each of which is skillfully and gradually unveiled in a tense and exciting way. Its a fun night out at the movies. Rated PG-13.Red Tails(Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding Jr., Nate Parker) African-American fighter pilots fight for better missions and respect during World War II. The aerial action is cool but not that impressive, while the by-the-books civil rights lesson gets tiresome. However, in the end youre rooting for these guys, and thats the most important thing. Rated PG-13.Haywire (Gina Carano, Ewan McGregor, Michael Fassbender) An assassin (Carano) is framed for murder and seeks revenge on those who wronged her. Theres some good action, but Steven Soderberghs directing feels half-assed and uninspired. Rated R. LATEST FILMSThe Woman in Black CAPSULES >>The Woman in Black also exists as a book and stage show, both of which are fairly different from this lm. s t i t t danHUDAKwww.hudakonhollywood.com www.agavenaples.com 239-598-FIRE (3473)2380 Vanderbilt Beach Road, NaplesLocally Owned and OpeartedAdd some spice to your Valentines Day with Dinner for Two at Agave! One appetizer, two entrees, a bottle of wine or two house margaritas each, plus dessert, $65 Southwestern is... a way to spice up your Valentines Day. @HotSpotNaples Tequila Inspired. Real Wood Fired. 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!
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC12 WEEK OF FEBRUARY 9-15, 2012 Catch an opera from The Met at your local movie theaterOpera aficionados can see The Metropolitan Operas production of Wagners Gtterdmmerung (The Twilight of the Gods) live in high-definition at movie theaters around the country beginning at noon Saturday, Feb. 11. In Southwest Florida, screenings are at the Hollywood Stadium 20 in Naples, Coconut Point 16 in Estero and the Bell Tower 20 in Fort Myers and the Town Center Stadium 16 in Port Charlotte. Running time is approximately six hours, including two intermissions. The HD transmission is hosted by soprano Patricia Racette. Principal conductor Fabio Luisi leads the opera, which stars Deborah Voigt as Brnnhilde, the warrior-maiden-turnedmortal whose actions lead to global apocalypse. Jay Hunter Morris who stepped into the title role of Wagners Siegfried sings the role of the doomed hero. The distinguished cast of Wagnerians also includes the American soprano Wendy Bryn Harmer as the princess Gutrune; the German mezzo-soprano Waltraud Meier as Waltraute, a Valkyrie messenger of doom; German bass Hans-Peter Knig as the greedy villain Hagen; American bass-baritone Eric Owens as Hagens father, the evil dwarf Alberich; and Scottish bass-baritone Iain Paterson as the cowardly human king Gunther. KEN HOWARD / THE METROPOLITAN OPERATamara Mumford as Flosshilde, Jennifer Johnson Cano as Wellgunde and Erin Morley as Woglinde in Wagners Gtterdmmerung. SEE OPERA, C15 nterested in learning why Crystal Cruises is consistently voted the Worlds Best Cruise Line?IBook Now fares, o ering savings up to $4000 per couple on most 2012 Voyages! And ~ Additional Limited Time Booking Incentives will be o ered!Space is Limited ~ Reservation is required by February 17Join CI Travel & Judy Keller, from Crystal Cruises, for an informative presentation! www.cinaples.com 4 Convenient Locations to Serve You! Crystal Cruises is even MORE inclusive ...
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Darwin Ortiz World Class Card Shark Presents... SCAM & FANTASIES with cardsLaugh & Be Amazed NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC20 WEEK OF FEBRUARY 9-15, 2012 Valentines Day has been celebrated for centuries. By the 1790s, romantic cards were being given to that special person. The idea of cards and gifts has continued, and collectors search for all types of valentines of the past everything from pasted-together lacy cards and mechanical cards that pop open into a 3-D display, to very modern talking cards. Sometimes collectors think any picture or figure with a romantic message is an old valentine. One of the most famous of these is the sailors valentine. It usually is an octagonal wooden box that holds a picture made of seashells placed in a geometric pattern. Often the design included sentimental words like Love the Giver or Forget Me Not. For many years, collectors thought these boxes were made by sailors on long voyages as gifts for a girlfriend or mother. They were considered nautical folk art in a category with carved whales teeth and other scrimshaw. They were expensive, selling for about $200 to $500. In the 1970s, a sailors valentine was discovered that had a label on the back: B.H. Belgrave, Dealer in Marine Specimens ... Bridgetown, Barbados. There was even a crushed Barbados newspaper under the shells. Further research showed that the shells were from local waters and some of the boxes had slogans that were not romantic. It was determined that the boxes were sold to sailors who visited Barbados and took them home as souvenirs. The name sailors valentine continues to be used, though, and folk art collectors still pay high prices for old examples. San Rafael Auction Gallery in California sold a 19th-century example in 2011 for $1,800. It had a heart in the center formed by shells. Copies of these shell pictures made today sell for about $500 to $2,500. There are also companies that sell the shells, boxes and other parts needed to make your own new sailors valentine. Q: I have an old fireplace screen from the P.B.M. Co. in Hoboken, N.J. Its a lovely piece, wood-framed and with a laminate finish. Can you tell me anything about this? A: The initials on your fireplace screen probably are F.B.M. Co., which refer to the Ferguson Brothers Manufacturing Co. The company was in business from 1898 to 1953, when it was bought by Sun-Glo Industries and moved to Virginia. Ferguson Brothers made inexpensive furniture, including folding screens, folding tables and chairs, cellarettes, magazine racks, smoking stands and KOVELS: ANTIQUES Sailors valentines actually travel souvenirs B a t t s w t terryKOVELnews@floridaweekly.com Clay: Handbuilding & Raku Techniques $195 5 week class Mondays 6-9pm | Thursdays 1-4pm Taste of Raku $48 | 3-hour workshop Thursdays 6-9pm Underground Art Wednesday March 7th & April 4th | 6-9pm 3rd Saturday Art Days | Feb 18th & March 17th | 11am-4pmSTUDIO ART CLASSESfacebook.com/northnaplesartsalliance No Experience Necessary! Rosen Gallery & Studios (239) 821-1061North Line Plaza, 2172 J&C Blvd., Naples The Most Authentic Mexican Food in Town! Lunch, Dinner & Take Out! Pavillion Shopping Center 8971 Tamiami Trail N. Naples, FL 34108239-431-6206Marco Town Center 1069 N. Collier Blvd. Marco Island, FL 34145239-394-6555www.margaritassw .comFollow us on Facebook and Twitter for our daily specials 11 to 4:00pm 4 to 6:00pm 3 to 6:00pm 799 Walkerbilt Rd., Naples off US 41, 1/4 mile North of Immokalee Rd.Enjoy Lunch on the River Mon-Sat 11-2DINNER NIGHTLY ALL TEN IN THE TAVERN MENU ITEMS ARE $10.00 HAPPY HOUR 11-6PM IN THE TAVERN THREE COURSE EARLY DINING MENU 5-6 PM LIVE MUSIC IN TAVERN NIGHTLY PROUDLY ANNOUNCINGTIERNEYS TAVERN & CLAW BARNAPLES NEWEST TRADITION The Bay House Returns with Traditional Coastal Cuisine and Legendary Service stone crab season is here! Tierneys is the Place for Stone Crabs in Naples! Sunday Irish brunch! Traditional Irish music in Tierneys Tavern every Sunday from 11 to 2 p.m. Grab a seat & a Guinness and join the fun! GRACIOUS HOSPITALITY
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC22 WEEK OF FEBRUARY 9-15, 2012 There are many hands where it is much more dangerous for declarer to have one defender on lead than the other. It follows that if he has a genuine choice between which of two different methods of play to adopt one of which avoids the dangerous opponent, while the other does not he should choose to steer clear of the player who can do him the most harm. Here is a typical case. South is in three notrump, and West leads a spade. Declarer wins Wests seven with the nine and observes that his best source of tricks lies in the club suit. Superficially, there appear to be two obvious approaches to the clubs. One possibility is for South to cash the king of clubs at trick two, planning to finesse against West for the missing queen at trick three on the basis that West, who opened the bidding, is more likely to have the queen than East. Alternatively, he can cross to the ace at trick two, planning to lead the jack next and finesse, on the basis that even if West wins with the queen, he will be unable to prevent South from scoring nine tricks. But neither of these approaches is correct. In the actual case, declarer would fail against best defense even if he took the second-round club finesse successfully through East. Easts four clubs to the queen would ultimately sink the contract. However, South can assure his game by adopting a third and significantly better line of play. He leads a diamond to the queen at trick two (rather than a club to the ace) and finesses the jack of clubs at trick three. If the finesse loses to West, South has nine sure tricks; if the finesse wins, South repeats the finesse with equally deadly effect. Arranging the play so as to avoid the more dangerous opponent but with the added measure of guarding against the Q-x-x-x(-x) in the East hand proves to be just what the doctor ordered. CONTRACT BRIDGE BY STEVE BECKERA stitch in time saves nine Fresh. Natural. Delicious.NORTH NAPLES Fountain Park 7941 Airport Rd. (239) 596-8840 NAPLES CoastlandCenter 1860 Tamiami Trail N. (239) 352-8642 FT. MYERS Gulf Coast Town Center 9924 Gulf Coast Main St. (239) 466-8642 $2 OFFany purchase of $6.99 or moreSome restrictions apply. Not valid with any other offer. Must present coupon. No cash value. One coupon per customer per visit. Valid only at participating locations. LIMITED TIME OFFER EXPIRES 2/16/12 www.CalistogaCafe.com FREE Text CBAKE to 97063 to receive more special offers & promos! Get Your Veuve On!Naples Best Champagne Happy Hour Every Friday, 5 pm until Midnight. Enjoy specially priced delectable fare and libations. $5 Veuve Flutes $5 Select Cocktails and Wine $5 Select Appetizers 475 Seagate Drive, Naples, FL 34103 | (Bar) 239.594.6000 | waldorfastorianaples.com FEATURING: Prices subject to change without notice.
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CLUB NOTESIts high season for clubs and organizations to hold special events and programs for members and guests as well as regular meetings. The 2012 Women Making History luncheon sponsored by the Neapolitan chapter of the American Business Womens Association takes place Friday, March 16, at the Hilton Naples. This years honorees, selected for their leadership and advocacy roles in business, philanthropic and civic affairs, are Joetta Abbazio, Barbara Berry and Suzanne Specht. WINK-TV news anchor Lois Thome, a past honoree, will emcee the program. The national president of ABWA will deliver the afternoons keynote address. Tickets for $45 per person or $400 for a table of 10 are available at www. abwaneapolitan.org. The Neapolitan chapter of ABWA was founded in 1989 and is Collier Countys only ABWA chapter. Regular meetings take place on the fourth Tuesday of every month at the Hilton Naples. For more information, visit the website above. Karneval: A Taste of New Orleans is the theme for a dinner dance hosted by the Hungarian American Club of Southwest Florida on Saturday, Feb. 18, at Forest Glen Country Club. The evening begins at 6 p.m.Entertainment will be by Toronto-based pianist and singer Kalman Magyar. Over the past 20 years, Mr. Magyar has performed at Hungarian balls, dinner dances and festivals in Hungarian communities throughout the United States, Canada and Hungary as well as in Brazil and Australia. Joining him for the dinner dance in Naples will be his wife and Hungarian folk dancer Beatrix Nagy, Janos Erdei on bass and Mattyas Fanscali on drums.Guests are encouraged to dress in traditional Hungarian costume. Cost is $20 for club members, $30 for others. Checks made payable to the Hungarian American Club should be mailed to Frank Dobos, 6590 Huntington Lakes Drive, Naples FL 34119, by Feb. 13. For more information, call 597-2345. Shear Mur der by Nancy J. Cohen. Five Star. 246 pages. $25.95. Nancy J. Cohen extends her Bad Hair Day mystery series with this latest entry in which trouble once again finds Marla Shore. And once again, the beauty parlor owner and expert hairdresser cannot resist taking a lead role in solving the crime. It all begins at a wedding. One of Marlas best friends, Jill Barlow, is marrying Arnie, owner of Bagel Busters, a business near Marlas salon. Everyone at the wedding reception is in a celebratory mood until Jills sister Torrie is discovered under the cake table with a knife plunged into her chest. Need you ask who made the discovery? Fortunately, Marlas fianc, homicide detective Dalton Vail, is with her and keeps things under control until other policemen show up to begin the investigation. But the shock of such an experience threatens to overload Marla, who has several other matters to juggle. These include the final arrangements for her upcoming marriage, handling the bickering relatives and expanding her beauty business. Theres also a new house awaiting Marla and Dalton that requires a lot of frenzied attention. A great planner and manager, Marla tries to hold everything together while dealing with the irresistible lure of investigating the death of her friends sister. Torrie, who is the fashion reporter for a local lifestyle magazine, has made some enemies. Shes one of two women carrying on with the magazines photographer, Griff Beasley. Does Hally Leeds, the society columnist, want Torrie out of the way? Is Scott Miller, Torries husband, fed up with her cheating? Is the photographer making a rather blunt choice between the two women? Was Hally jealous enough to murder Torrie? Well, no, because Hally turns up dead soon after. Was there something Griff wanted to hide that both women had discovered? And what about Jill? The two sisters seem to have been bickering about how to handle a piece of commercial property that they inherited. Torries death could resolve that disagreement in a hurry. Also, Torrie may have had some secret to hold over Jills head something about Jills past. Marla, in her straight-ahead manner, asks the questions that push the investigation along. She does such a good job that someone sets fire to her hair salon. Is she getting too close to the truth? And what about the story that Torrie knew something about the gorgeous botanical park Orchid Isle, a fashionable site for social events? Was it built on contaminated land that had never been cleaned up? Was the owner, Falcon Oakwood (or his wife, Torries purported friend Leanne) out to silence Torrie? There are motives everywhere. And even though theres a lot of official interest in Jill, Marla just cant believe Jill could kill her sister. Even after Jill confesses to the crime, Marla presses ahead, sure that Jill is protecting someone. Shear Murder sports a large number of characters, almost too many for a relatively short novel, and readers will be thankful that Ms. Cohen provides a Cast of Characters list at the outset. The action is fast-paced, the situations and characterizations provide plenty of this authors trademark humor. Her knowledge of the look, feel and social texture of South Florida living is another great attraction for her readers. About the authorMulti-published Nancy J. Cohen holds a bachelors in nursing from the University of Rochester and a masters from the University of CaliforniaSan Francisco. After working as a clinical nurse specialist, she retired to write fulltime, getting her start with futuristic romance novels written as Nancy Cane. Her first book, Circle of Light, won the HOLT Medallion Award. After writing several books in this genre, she switched to mysteries and launched the highly successful Bad Hair Day series. However, she recently returned to sci-fi with the romantic and sexy Silver Serenade. A featured speaker at conferences, libraries and community groups, last April she was the keynote speaker at the Naples Press Club Authors and Books Festival. Ms. Cohen has served as president of Florida Romance Writers, and secretary of the Florida Chapter of Mystery Writers of America. She is also active in Sisters in Crime, Romance Writers of America and several other writers groups. She lives with her husband in the Fort Lauderdale area. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS TWO C25ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTSociety Past Repasts Cuisine WEEK OF FEBRUARY 9-15, 2012 r t ot d e t e t g f M ar la s b h e a T te h b a b ha of pr t h To co t h a me Als m a y som h ol hea philJASON email@example.com Hardly like a bad hair day, Shear Murder is a sheer delight COURTESY PHOTOAuthor Nancy J. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC26 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 9-15, 2012 The Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club of Naples holds its next meeting at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Naples Beach Hotel. The combined Monmouth Duo meeting is hosted by the Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae Club of Naples. All alumnae of Pi Beta Phi chapters across the country and Canada are welcome. Cost is $25 per person. For reservations or more information call 262-2259 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. At the March regular meeting, chapter members and guests will learn about ningyo (Japanese dolls), from carved wooden Kokeshi dolls to holiday and ceremonial sets and dolls from the Noh dramas and Kabuki theater. The meeting takes place from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, at Moorings Presbyterian Members and guests of the Naples Orchid Society celebrated the organizations 50th year at an anniversary dinner at Moorings Presbyterian Church. 1. Frank Gnocchio and Marilyn Moser 2. Patty and Dr. Jon Polcawich 3. Deborah Gallagher and Ted Moore 4. Loretta Archer and Gayle Dorio 5. Guy and Lucy DiPonio 6. La Raw Maran and Molly Woodworth 7. Cynthia and Richard Mojena 8. Connie Bransilver and Michael CoronadoCHARLIE MCDONALD / FLORIDA WEEKLY CLUB NOTES unmask the power of theatre unmask the power of theatre unmask the power of theatre Each week using different stories, Pre-K STARS will learn how to role play a character using theatre games. Pre-Schoolers will create masks, props and music to bring these stories to life. They will also learn the structure and sequence of a story. Teaching Artist Selma Spies will take your kids on a journey through the magical world of storytelling and theatre.SESSION 1 (Thursdays): FEB 2 MARCH 8 SESSION 2 (Thursdays): APRIl 19 MAY 24 TIME: 3:15-4:15 PM / COST: $125 for one session $100 for each additional sessionStudents Ages 7-13 at all experience levels!These classes will include: Improvisation, Theatre Games and Pantomime Scene and Monologue Study Movement and Memorization Learning new ways to have fun and build confidenceSESSION 3 (Tuesdays): JAN 10 FEB 14 SESSION 4 (Tuesdays): FEB 21 MAR 27 SESSION 5 (Saturdays): APR 10 MAY 15 TIME: 4:30-6:00 pm / COST: $150 for single series $125 for each additional seriesElementary through Middle School (ages 6 14) Learn how to use the three Rs to create props, sets and costumes with instructor Jackie Morelisse, a theatre and visual artist. Bring your gently used plastic, jewelry and clothes to transform them into magical works of art. DATES: MARCH 3 APRIL 14 MAY 19 TIME: 12:30-3 pm / COST: $60 for one session $50 for each additional sessionAll classes held at THE NORRIS CENTER 755 8th Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102 TO REGISTER, CALL GULFSHORE PLAYHOUSE @ 239.261.PLAY (7529)www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org reduce, reuse, recycle reduce, reuse, recycle reduce, reuse, recycle student student theatre theatre artists artists residence residence student theatre artists residencein in in THE THEATRE EDUCATION PROJECT 2012 afterschool classes 2012 afterschool classes 2012 afterschool classes acting technique for the stage acting technique for the stage acting technique for the stage NEW FOR PRE-K! 1 4 7 2 5 3 6 8 g Open 7 Days 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road Suite 1100, Intersection of Airport Rd. in Naples Walk Plaza, Southeast Corner Join Us for Great Upcoming Events!VALENTINES DAY February 14thSpecial Romantic Set Menu or Regular Menu Make Reservations Now!LUNCH BUY ONE GET ONE FREEMonday Friday 12pm -3pmEARLY BIRD SPECIAL4.30pm 5.30pm Daily 20 % OFF your Entire Check Dining Room ONLY!!!VEGETARIAN DISHES AND GLUTEN FREE SPECIALS!!! For a reservation please call (239) 596-5600 LatitudeNaples.com
featuringCompton&Bennett Compton&Bennett Every T T hursday 3 3 C C o o u u r r s s e e D D i i n n n n e e r r a a n n d d S S h h o o w w Dinner from 6:00, Show follows$ $ 2 2 9 9 . 95+ + +For R R eservations C C all Mongellos at 239793-2644Information www.AssistedLivingTheMusical.com 4221 Tamiami Trail East(at the corner of Lakewood Blvd)Naples, Florida Wickedly f f unny. San Francisco Examiner Hi l l ari o o u s s Naples Daily News 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 FEBRUARY 9-15, 2012 C27 Church. Attendance is free; non-members are requested to make reservations by e-mailing email@example.com. For more information about Ikebana International-Naples, visit www.ikebananaples.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. 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 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.bonitaspringsnewcomersclub.com. Civitan International of Naples presents the Naples Shining Stars Dinner Dance at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 2, at the Country Club of Naples. The evening will raise funds for the formation of Challenger Little League Baseball for children with developmental disabilities. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased by calling Nery Kircher at 774-2623, e-mailing email@example.com or sending a check made out to Naples Civitan Club at P.O. Box 7422, Naples FL 34101. CLUB NOTES KEN LUDWIGSKRISTEN COURY, PRODUCING ARTISTIC DIRECTORPRESENTS U N CO K E N L EN K E N L K E N L KRIS TE K O UR Y P RO DU CI NG A RT IS TI C DI RE CT OR N CO EN KRIS TE K www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org MARCH 2 23, 2012Call for Tickets: 1-866-811-4111THE NORRIS CENTER 755 8th Avenue South Naples, FL CORPORATE PARTNERCORPORATE EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Bob & Linda Harden Christine Paddock EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS SHOW SPONSOR Inn on Fifth & McCabes Irish Pub SHOW PARTNERS John and Pat Nyikos Tim and Sharon Lynch The hilarious romp by Ken Ludwig ( Lend Me a Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo ), pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top romantic shenanigans, it's a furiously paced comedy that recalls the Marx Brothers' classics. Ken Ludwig's The Fox on the Fairway is a brand-new tribute to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s. You won't want to miss this charmingly madcap adventure!
FEBRUARY ON 5TH Evening on 5thThursday, February 9, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.Ferrari Club 8th Annual Car ShowSaturday, February 11, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Valentine Evening on 5thTuesday, February 14, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.Evenings on 5th Saturday & Sunday, February 18 & 19, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.Mardi Gras Evening on 5thTuesday, February 21, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.Evenings on 5th Live Musical Entertainment Valet Parking Available www.FifthAvenueSouth.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC28 WEEK OF FEBRUARY 9-15, 2012 An Evening In Ireland TICKETS: $22 PER PERSON PLEASE CALL 239-213-3049 FOR TICKETS With Southwest Floridas premier Irish Entertainment. Enjoy an night of the music and dance of Ireland with West of Galway and more! Presents West of GalwayThe Norris Center Friday, February 24th7:30pmHolocaust museum plans celebrationThe Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida hosts its 10th anniversary celebration, Driven to Triumph, as a tribute to Southwest Floridas Holocaust and WWII survivors Tuesday, Feb. 28, at Naples Luxury Imports. The evening will include a welcome by Myra Janco Daniels and a performance by Grammy and Emmy award-winning composer Charles Fox, best known for Killing Me Softly with His Song. A reception for patrons begins at 5 p.m., and the celebration begin at 6 p.m. Tickets are $125 per person. The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida believes that by engaging the community to see value in everyone and to recognize the dangers of indifference to bullying, gang violence and hatred, Southwest Florida residents can win at the serious business of building respect. The Holocaust has the ability to provide ongoing lessons of the consequences of giving in to hatred and indifference, and to offer shining examples of selfsacrifice and heroism. For more information, call 263-9200 or visit www.holocaustmuseumswfl.org.SAVE THE DATE Grace Place for Children and Families and the Naples Art Association present artist JAMA and the children of Grace Place in a childrens art exhibit and dedication of JAMAs mural at The von Liebig Art Center from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, March 22. Tickets are $50 per person. Proceeds will benefit Grace Place and the NAA. To RSVP or for more information, call 262-6517. 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. 02-29-12 239-594-2748 9118 Strada Place Naples, Florida 34108 One Celebration, Two Traditions $5 Hurricanes and Pimms Cups $4 Select Pints Jambalaya and Brit Berry Crepes Visit ExperienceThePub.com for more information FAT SHROVE TUESDAY! February 21, 2012
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 9-15, 2012 C29 Lavish your sweetheart this Valentines Day with luxurious treats from the Golden Door Spas Organic Skin Care line, Eminence organics. Choose from wonderful rose petal cleansers and moisturizers, sweet strawberry serums, delicious chocolate masques, champagne-infused body oils and more. As our Valentines Day gift to you, enjoy a complimentary Cinnamon Kiss Lip Plumper with the purchase of this treatment. Chocolate & Cherries Jubilee Facial $140*50-Minutes 475 SEAGATE DRIVE, NAPLES, FL 34103*Service charge not included. Offer valid through February 29, 2012 To reserve your service or for more information, please call 239.594.6321. Butterfly Ball will benefit Avow HospiceThe annual B utterfly Ball to benefit Avow Hospice is set for Saturday, March 24, at Grey Oaks Country Club. The ball is the organizations biggest fundraiser of the year, and this year organizers hope to raise at least $75,000 to enhance hospice care services for patients and families and to support a variety of community grief support programs. The evening includes a cocktail reception, dinner, music by the Mambo Brothers, and live and silent auction items including jewelry, artwork and travel packages. Sponsors include the Frances Pew Hayes Foundation; Hahn, Loesser & Parks; The Joe & Lindy Roth Foundation; Fuller Funeral Home; Gulfshore Insurance; The Beachwood Society; Traditions at Grey Oaks; Larson Allen; Lassiter Ware; Nap les Shutter Inc.; Priority Marketing; Gulfshore Life Magazine; Intech Printing; and Charlie McDonald Photography. Co-chairs are John and Kathy Leach and Roger and Flo Lipitz. Tickets for $200 per person are available by calling 649-3683 or visiting www. avowhospice.org.Place your bets on Chips for CharityAston Gardens at Pelican Marsh hosts the first annual Chips for Charity casino night to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17. Professional Vegas-style gaming will include blackjack, craps, roulette and more. Tickets for $30 include a cocktail, heavy hors doeuvres, entertainment and with $2,000 in play money. Aston Gardens at Pelican Marsh is a senior-living community offering independent and assisted living and memory care facilities. To purchase tickets to Chips for Charity tickets, call 593-3744.Groovy fashions going on paradeThe Boys & Girls Club of Collier County presents Fashion Pack, a s-inspired fashion show beginning at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at Waterside Shops. Participating boutiques from the shopping center will include: Anne Fontaine, Brooks Brothers, The Beach House of Naples, Cache, Calypso, Isabella, Saks Fifth Avenue and White House Black Market. Tickets for $100 per person are available by calling 325-1765 or visiting www. bgccc.com.SAVE THE DATE
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 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC30 WEEK OF FEBRUARY 9-15, 2012 12980 Tamiami Trail N.In the Imperial Shoppes, across from Germain ToyotaNaples, FL 34110 239.325.9767Consignment BoutiqueStart the New Year in style Something for everyone petite to plusConsignment for the stylish, con dent woman!RED LINE SALE 20-50% OFF $20 AND UNDER RACKS! Look for the Naughty Nook Fun Retail Lingerie Parties & Gifts our specialityPets and pet lovers welcome at galaHumane Society Naples holds its 12th annual Pet Lovers Gala beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Waldorf Astoria Naples (formerly the Naples Grande). Well-mannered pets are invited to accompany their owners to the blacktie affair. Up for bid in the live auction will be a diamond pendant designed especially for HSN by William Boyajian of Port Royal Jewelers. The pendant can be seen at the jewelry store at 623 Fifth Ave. S. Gala tickets for $275 per person are available by calling 643-1880, ext. 18, or by visiting www.hsnaples.org.CBS Bill Geist at literary luncheonLiteracy Volunteers of Collier County welcomes Emmy Award-winning CBS News correspondent and New York Times best-selling author Bill Geist as guest speaker at the annual LVCC Literary Luncheon beginning at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at Bay Colony Golf Club. Mr. Geist will discuss his latest book, Way off the Road, a compendium of stories from CBS Sunday Morning that focus on the peculiar charms of small-town America. Mr. Geist joined CBS in 1987 and has traveled the country to chronicle the people, places and events that make up the fabric of American life. Paperback copies of Way off the Road will be available for purchase at the luncheon. Tickets for $75 per person are available by calling LVCC at 262-4448, ext. 300 or 301.Designers boutique expands to two days Everyone who loves to shop will especially love shopping the designers boutique to benefit The Shelter for Abused Women & Children from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 20-21, in the ballroom at The RitzCarlton, Naples. Part of the Shelters annual Mending Broken Hearts with Hope luncheon, the boutique expands to two days this year for the first time. Nearly three dozen vendors will display and sell their specialty clothing, fashion accessories, decorative items and giftware. Admission to the boutique is free ($5 valet parking for those not attending the Mending Broken Hearts with Hope luncheon). Tickets to the luncheon on Tuesday, Feb. 21, are $350 per person. For reservations or more information, call 775-3862, ext. 261, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. SAVE THE DATE
968 Second Avenue North in Naples Monday Saturday, 9:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m. 239.434.7115 From Thursday until TuesdayWHITE DESIGNER TAGS 50% OFF25% OFF FURNITUREMany other specials in store Owned & operated by:Confidential 24-hour crisis line: 239.775.1101 www.naplesshelter.org THE ENGLISH PUBNaples Oldest Authentic British Tavern EST. 1969www.naplesenglishpub.com SPECIAL EVENTS FEBRUARY As seen on the Tonight Valentines Rod Stewart Show Rod S tewart Tribute Show Reservations a Must Experience the Difference Good Taste Makes. True Neapolitan Pizza and Authentic Italian Food NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 9-15, 2012 C31 Library friends host author breakfastFriends of the Collier County Library hosts the second annual Bagels & Book Clubs breakfast at 9 a.m. Monday, March 5, at the Hilton Naples, with guest speaker and New York Time best-selling author Deborah Crombie. Tickets are $20 for Friends members, $25 for others. Call 263-8135 to purchase tickets. For more information, visit www.collierfriends.orgRotarians, Zoo set for a wild eveningThe Naples Rotary Club holds its annual Grapes & Apes wine tasting, food pairing and silent auction on Saturday, March 24, at The Naples Zoo. 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 wine and food samplings from Wynns, desserts by Mikkelsons Pastry Shop and Royal Palm Chocolates, animal encounters and talks by zoo staff and the chance to bid on silent auction items. For reservations or more information, call 262-1040 or visit www.grapesandapes.com.Wine Tasters say Cheers for CharityWine Tasters of Naples hold their third annual Cheers for Charity from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Lely Resort to benefit St. Matthews House, Youth Haven and The Shelter for Abused Women & Children. Tickets are $95 per person. For more information, call Dan Leaman at 4040254 or Debi Foss and 272-4494.Meet me in Maui for Childrens Advocacy CenterThe Childrens Advocacy Center of Collier County holds its 2012 Meet Me in Maui Beach Ball Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Naples Beach Hotel. Guests will enjoy sunset cocktails on Watkins Lawn followed by dinner under the stars, entertainment by Paul Easton and live and silent auctions. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, call Tina Streeter at 263-8383, ext. 232, or e-mail TStreeter@CACCollier.org. SAVE THE DATE
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC32 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 9-15, 2012 SOCIETY The 10th annual Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support luncheon at The Ritz-Carlton We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com.BERNADETTE LA PAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 Vocalist Jessie Michaels 2 Joan Ritter, Linda McManus and Patty Bertero 3 Patricia Hanes and Terri Caple 4. Norma Long and Patricia Murphy 5. Carol Hussey and Connie Buchholz 6. Pasquale Evandelista and Joetta Abbazio 7. Marty Kolander and Susan Lewis 8. Susan Westring-Manson and Sue Letizia Oops! These pictures from a prom-themed party at the Marco Island Historical Society mistakenly were included with photos from another Society event in our Feb. 2 edition. Enjoying a trip back in time are: 1 Virginia and Al Vacio 2 Thomas Hale and Amy Solem 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 7 6 8
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF FEBRUARY 9-15, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C37 SOCIETY The eighth annual Burns Supper at The English PubWe 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. 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 1 Michelle Stewart, Jimmy Porter, Cindy and Mark Stevenson, Nicole and Sunil Muley 2 Margaret Fraser, Steve Allardice, Gayla Stewart and Frank Mickormick 3 Tricia Cogan, Sheila Marks and Emma Bennett 4. Hank and Deb Ferris 5. Marsha and George Crawford 6. George Cook 7. Liz Mickormick and Bill HarveyCHARLIE MCDONALD / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 2 3 6 4 7 5
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC38 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 9-15, 2012 1585 Pine Ridge Road, #5, Naples, FL 34109239-592-0050 www.noodlescafe.comHours: Lunch Mon-Sat 11:30-4 Dinner Sun-Thurs 5-10 Fri & Sat 4-11 Early Dining SpecialIndependently Owned & Operated The OriginalSince 19912Non-Alcoholic Beverages 2House Salads 1Family Style Italian Four Play for 2 Fresh Focaccia BreadMust be Ordered by 5pm DailyNo Reservations Accepted for this offer. Cannot be combined with any other special offer or discouint.2$25 for Here are some capsule summaries of previous restaurant reviews: Caf Lurcat, 494 Fifth Ave. S., Naples; 213-3357: Despite its grand scale vaulted ceilings, oversized pendant lamps, sprawling dining areas spilling into the outdoors Caf Lurcat manages to create a sense of warmth with muted colors, light woods and white linens. Its the kind of place where you want to slow down and savor several courses of food and several glasses of wine though it will come at a price. ($14.50 for a single crab cake? Really?) The menu ranges from simple comfort food (pot roast or roasted chicken and grapes) to more complex creations (pork tenderloin with spiced cherries and couscous with toasted pumpkin seeds). Either way you go, you wont be disappointed. Even side dishes a mlange of English peas, sugarsnap peas and fresh fava beans sauted in butter for us will delight. But be sure to save room for the signature cinnamon-sugar doughnuts or fried huckleberry pie. Dessert is not to be missed. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed September 2011Chez Boet, 755 12th Ave. S., Naples; 643-6177: This casual and inviting French caf (formerly known as Bamboo Caf) has been a downtown fixture for years. While there are always classic French dishes to be had, the kitchen also offers choices that are lighter and more appropriate to the subtropical climate. A soupcon of Moroccan fare adds to the allure. Tasty steamed mussels in a delicate broth filled with lemon and garlic came in a lovely black pot. An endive salad with crumbled blue cheese, walnuts and a well-balanced balsamic vinaigrette was another light but satisfying starter. Irish salmon was gently baked and served with lemon beurre blanc. A lamb tagine, delivered in the traditional bowl with cone-shaped top, contained sweet dried plums and a mystical mixture of seasonings. A Napoleon was exceptionally good, with puff pastry topping the delicate pastry filled with ethereal Chantilly cream and fresh ripe berries. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed August 2009Chrissys at Bayfront, 369 Bayfront Place, Naples; 353-4444: Veteran restaurateur Chrissy Bianchi offers omelets, pancakes, Panini and such for breakfast and lunch in a sparkling waterfront setting. Dine inside or out on items such as smoked salmon Benedict, tenderloin and mushroom omelet and banana Foster French toast. The meat in the omelet was on the chewy side, but the smoked salmon Benedict was a refreshing variation on the standard. The standout of the meal was the bananas Foster French toast, featuring thick-sliced challah sauted to a fluffy golden brown and topped with chunks of ripe banana, sauce and whipped cream. The place was busy and perhaps because of that, service was on the choppy side, but the setting is so lovely that staying a little longer didnt prove a hardship. Soft drinks available. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed March 2011Latitude Fusion Cuisine & Piano Bar, Naples Walk, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road; 596-5600: Stylish and comfortable, Latitude resembles a well-appointed supper club filled with dark woods, oversized booth and sleek Art Deco touches. The open kitchen adds a touch of theater as well. The menu is a mix of comfort food and fusion fare, the stuff for which Chef Ross Peterson is known. From a selection of flatbreads, I liked the yeasty crust topped with lots of Portobello, goat cheese and caramelized onions. An Old World charcuterie platter had an interesting array of wursts, although Id have preferred more firm varieties and fewer soft ones. The Better than Nanas Kobe beef Bolognese was terrific, with a soulful sauce, lots of tomatoes, onions, carrots and herbs simmered for a long time with the ground beef and accompanied by garlic bread. Lovely, but not overly loud, live music and a well-chosen wine list enhanced the meal. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed June 2011Noodle Saigon, 13500 Tamiami Trail N., Naples; 598-9400: For an inexpensive but excellent Vietnamese feast, head straight to Noodle Saigon. The 12-page menu might intimidate at first, but the friendly servers are happy to help newcomers sort through it. Ive found its hard to go wrong here. On my most recent visit, I enjoyed savory asparagus crabmeat soup, shrimp paste on sugar cane, steamed rice crepe with grilled pork, shrimp summer rolls, clams with black bean sauce and the restaurants heavenly version of rare beef pho. For dessert, we followed our servers suggestion and tried a tasty mix of mashed avocado, sweetened condensed milk, ice, lime, sugar and mint. The combination resembled Italian water ice and was a great end to a terrific meal. Beer and wine served. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF FEBRUARY 9-15, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C39 The Mangrove Cafe reopened in November, 10 months after a propane explosion shut down the 20-year-old fixture on Fifth Avenue South. It has been some years since I visited, but I remember the restaurant as one of the first to bring to Southwest Florida a fusion of Floridian and Caribbean influences Floribbean cuisine. East coast chefs such as Allen Susser and Norman Van Aken put this style of cooking on the map, giving the Sunshine State a colorful culinary identity laced with island spices and tropical fruits. That legacy appears relatively intact on the Mangrove Cafe menu, though its less apparent on the actual plate. Comfort dishes such as pot roast, meat loaf and fried fish outnumber more regional favorites like fruit-sauced snapper and paella. Even a dish that promised some interesting fusion veal mango marsala ultimately didnt deliver it. It just doesnt seem to be the Mangrove Cafe of memory. Whats more, tables are packed in like sardines and turned over so quickly it makes your head spin. The staff has difficulty negotiating the space, so you might find waiters brushing up against you or standing at the next table with their backsides in your face. Unfortunately, we were seated in a high traffic spot near the bar and kitchen door, where servers tended to congregate and confer over our heads. You cant blame a restaurant for trying to maximize profitability, but this is a bit off-putting. Fans of Mangrove Cafe apparently dont seem to mind the cramped quarters and attendant high level of noise. We called a day ahead and couldnt reserve a table later than 5:30 p.m. on a weeknight, no less unless we wanted to sit outdoors. We strolled down the avenue before checking in and found most other restaurants had empty dining rooms but busy outdoor sections just the opposite of what we encountered at Mangrove Cafe. What draws such throngs of early birds? We suspect its a value thing. Mangrove Cafe touts a stimulus package of two entrees and a free bottle of wine for $39. Indeed, we spotted more than one table sharing a bottle of French Maid. Entrees fall mostly in the $20-$25 range, which makes Mangrove a relatively thrifty option as far as Fifth Avenue goes. Theres nothing flashy about the decor, either, which is primarily beige. There are a few prints and some oversized decorative eating utensils mounted on the walls, but the overall feel is generic caf style. We started with a couple of glasses of reasonably priced wines, an Angove Shiraz from Australia ($7.75) and Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand ($6.75). Our waiter served them from across a half-partition that separated us from the bar. Appetizers took about 30 minutes to arrive, but we had good, warm, crusty bread and b utter to tide us over. House salads are included, too, but we werent offered dressing choices; both came with what tasted like a balsamic vinaigrette. We were intrigued by the Escargot Mia appetizer ($11.95), which was something completely different from the usual garlic-butter treatment. T he tender snails were tucked into jumbo pasta shells sort of; most of them slipped out of the shells once we dug in. The dish was blanketed with sauted tomatoes, mushrooms, garlic slices, fresh basil, gorgonzola, grana padano and spinach-pecan pesto. Thats a mouthful to say and to eat. Unfortunately, the escargot got lost in this everything-but-the-kitchen-sink approach. The plate just had too much going on. The beef tenderloin negamaki ($11.95) consisted of seared slices of meat wrapped around thick scallions. Unfortunately, the beef was a tad overcooked and dry. The soy-sesame sauce provided for dipping was so salty that it puckered my mouth. The best part of the dish was the napa cabbage slaw on the side; it was crisp and ever-so-lightly dressed. Both dishes had issues in conception and execution, and this also was the case with the main course. The aforementioned veal mango marsala ($25) had a stripe of golden sauce across its top but lacked actual mango flavor; it might as well have been veal marsala from any Italian ristorante not bad, but lacking that other layer of flavor that would have elevated the dish beyond the usual. The breaded veal scallopini were tender, and the silky sauce was studded with wild mushrooms, but there was no getting past the fact that the dish was middling marsala with overcooked linguine and too much sauce. The sweet and sour snapper ($25) heralded on the restaurants website was mostly sweet, due to a mango-balsamic glaze and b uttery beurre blanc that needed a touch of acid. The fishs patchy breading tasted like burnt toast, and sauces turned it soggy. Yellow rice and three asparagus spears completed the plate. Dinner concluded on a higher note with house-made desserts: a cannoli filled with delicious Key-lime infused cream ($7.50) and a massive wedge of super-moist six-layer carrot cake ($9.50). It was good to see that Mangrove Cafe is still doing some things right. But the restaurant, and its reputation, would be better served if it applied its attention to perfecting standout entrees and providing a more comfortable place to dine. CUISINEfood & wine CALENDAR Friday, Feb. 10, 12:30 p.m. and 4:306 p.m., Whole Foods: Learn about and sample Siberian osetra caviar farm raised by Sarasota-based Markys Caviar; $5, Mercato, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Reservations required. Register online at www. acteva.com/go/Lifestylecenter. Saturday, Feb. 11, 6:30 a.m.2 p .m., Patrics: PAWS and Pancakes benefits Avow Hospice and its Pets Are Wonderful Souls program with 30 percent of all breakfast sales going to the program that brings pets to visit patients and offers community support for pet loss; Mission Square West, 1485 Pine Ridge Road, Naples; 304-9754. Saturday, Feb. 11, noon2 p .m., Whole Foods: The store holds a Valentines Day block party with each department competing for best recipe as customers taste and vote for their favorites; free, Mercato. Saturday, Feb. 11, 12:301 p .m., The Good Life of Naples: Bobbies Best Desserts author Bobbie Thompson shows how to make dark and white chocolate cookies for Valentines Day; free, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road; 514-4663. Saturday, Feb. 11, 2:30 p .m., N aples Tomato: Learn how to make mozzarella and burrata while enjoying wine and light refreshments. Take home a pound of mozzarella; $35, 14700 Tamiami Trail N.; 5989800. Wednesday, Feb. 15, 6:30-8 p .m., Decanted Wines: A Riedel stemware presentation and tasting features a tasting set of four Riedel Vinum XL stemware, wines and hors doeuvres; $75, 1410 Pine Ridge Road; (800) 980-5766. Reservations required.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 Mar co Island Farmers Market, Veterans Community Park, Marco Island. Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., the Go v ernment Complex farmers market, 3335 U.S. 41 E. Saturday, 7:30-11:30 a.m., T hir d Street South, behind Tommy Bahamas between Third Street and Gordon Drive. Saturday, 7 a.m.-noon, B onita Springs Lions Club farm market, The Promenade, 26851 South Bay Drive, 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., N orth Naples Green Market at the Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt, off Airport Pulling and Vanderbilt Beach roads. Sunday, 8 a.m.-noon, F r eedom Park farmers market, 151 Golden Gate Parkway. Send items to cuisine@floridaweekly. com. If you go Mangrove Cafe, >> Hours: 5 p.m.-close Monday through Saturday>> Reservations: Strongly recommended>> Credit cards: Accepted>> Price range: Appetizers, $8.95-$11.95; entrees, $18-$26>> Beverages: Full bar>> Specialties of the house: Fusion and comfort food >> Volume: High>> Parking: Adjacent streets>> Website: www.themangrovecafe.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 878 Fifth Ave. S., Naples; 262-7076 Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor Reopened Mangrove Cafe packing them in drewSTERWALDpgnews@floridaweekly.com DREW STERWALD / FLORIDA WEEKLYTop: Beef negamaki is served with Asian dipping sauce and napa cabbage slaw. Above: The six-layer carrot cake is a tasty way to end a meal. Left: Sweet and sour snapper is a signature dish at Mangrove Cafe in Naples.
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