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Floridas unemployment rate made its biggest monthly decline in nearly two decades as the states jobless rate fell to 9 percent in March, according to figures released Friday by the Department of Economic Opportunity. The March figure is 0.4 percentage points lower than February and 1.7 points lower than the 10.7 percent recorded in March 2012. It was the largest monthly drop since October 1992. The U.S. rate for March was 8.2 percent In human terms, the rate translates into 836,000 jobless out of a potential workforce of 9.3 million. The March figure does not include frustrated workers who are no longer in the market and employees who are working part time instead of full time. The number of non-agricultural jobs increased to 7.3 million, up 89,800, or 1.2 percent, from March 2011 and 10,800 more than February. The largest monthly unemployment rate decline since 1992 is a milestone all Floridians can celebrate, Gov. Rick Scott said in a statement accompanying the new figures.By signing a budget that devotes more than $1 billion to education, Florida is positioning itself to have SEE NUMBERS, A20 BY MICHAEL PELTIERThe News Service of Florida Unemployment numbers keep improving VOICES SWFL B OFBY ATHENA PONUSHISaponushis@ IG VOICES LIVE IN SOUTHWEST Florida. Voices with grit and mystery, voices narrating the journeys of simple men into heartwarming heroes. Ominous, rated-R voices with the savvy to transform into the beloved, cherished voice of Disney classics. The voice welcoming George Clooney to the Academy Awards, or presenting Madonna at the Super Bowl halftime show; even the voice you hear in your head when you think of American Express, Dont leave home without it, yes, that voice lives here. And if these voices were to announce this paragraph, they might take on a movietrailer-mutant tone, We walk among Inset: You have probably heard Randy Thomas, left, and Peter Thomas before. From the Academy Awards to Super Bowl shows, our area boasts some fine voices. ATHENA PONUSHIS / FLORIDA WEEKLYSEE VOICES, A8 INSIDE Vol. IV, No. 28 FREE WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2012 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes App Store. Make one yoursIf a new pet is in your plan, check out those available for adoption at DAS. A34 Roving restaurantsFood trucks map out their own business routes. B1 Feathering the nestA fundraiser for the Marco Eagle Sanctuary Foundation, and more to-dos around town. C26-29 Film fanaticDavid Edelstein reviews hundreds of movies every year. C1 OPINION A4 PROFILE IN PARADISE A6 HEALTHY LIVING A30 PETS A34 NETWORKING B7-8-9 REAL ESTATE B11 OPEN HOUSE MAP B34 PUZZLES C10 BOOK REVIEW C18 ANTIQUES C20 BRIDGE C25 CUISINE C30-31 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715

PAGE 2 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2012 Lets start with what we know: There is no such thing as equality. You and I, for example, are never going to be equal. Theres a good chance that Im uglier than you are, and youre more reasonable or practical than I am.Theres a 49 percent chance that I walk around with a third leg and a Y chromosome affecting my judgment, and you dont.Theres a 98 -percent chance that Im older than everybody under 60, and an 8 percent chance that Im wiser than 75 percent of them. Confusing, I know. So, in a nation where all men are created equal, what are we going to do about these brain-freezing inequalities? As your personal saddle burr and weekly columnist, I recommend a single course of action: We do what we always do at any Saturday night dance. We grin rakishly. We mutter, Oh, what the hell, and shrug stoically you keep your toes away from my big feet on the dance floor to avoid injury and possible hospitalization and we proceed to Enjoy life with a capital E (but not for Equality). So were not equal big deal. I couldnt care less. Lets dance. Which is also Neapolitan Jill Haughies idea. The remarkable Ms. Haughie is one of the chief organizers, with Erika Ferrari, of the Unite Women march happening Saturday, April 28, in Naples. Call it a dance, a parade, a march, a party, a gathering from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at U.S. 41 and Pine Ridge Road. Call it what you will. Unite Women is for anybody of either sex or any political persuasion who champions equality. The Naples event is just one of scores set to take place across the country this weekend. But not being equal and we are not is not the same thing as not having equal rights and opportunities. And we still do not. About that I do care, and so do many others. You, perhaps. For six decades now, the same damn questions have plagued my life: Why are some folks second-class citizens? Who isnt sitting at my American table and getting results the same results I get when they say, Please pass the meat and potatoes? Please pass the peas and the apple pie? Back in the Paleolithic era when I was very young, this was the answer: the Coloreds (among others). They had no seat at the table, so I got the meat and potatoes and they finally got Brown vs. the Topeka Board of Education (1954), which outlawed schools separated by race. Then it was the Negroes and women (among others). I got the peas and they got the 1964 Civil Rights Act (99 years after the Civil War ended), which outlawed discrimination in housing, in the workplace and everywhere else. Free at last? Can we sit down now with yall and have some pie? COMMENTARYThe case for American women u p 1 R i c T Sorry, pal, not quite so fast. Not if youre black or a woman, or both. So I got the apple pie and they got no Equal Rights Amendment (in the case of women). But somebody passed them Roe v. Wade and Affirmative Action a dessert course, if you will, that was roughly the equivalent of half a piece of the AllAmerican pie. Affirmative Action gave some individuals a leg up, and it ignored equal rights except as a distant goal, which we still havent reached. It used inequality to promote equality in the eyes of the law. Unfortunately, using the ends to justify the means is risky business. The right course, the better course, is this: Treat every single citizen as if he or she were you or me. Its the course of action every business owner, every voter, every public servant or private entrepreneur or administrator or teacher must take beginning this week: Set an equal place at the table. Do it on the job, to start with. If youre a boss who employs women but doesnt pay them as much as you pay the men, change that now. You call yourself an American, dont you? Do it at home. Do it during the day and through the night, and then get up and do it again. It doesnt matter what party you support this isnt a partisan issue. It isnt a contest between liberals and conservatives, left and right or Democrats and Republicans, although its frequently cast that way. It isnt even a contest between men and women, in spite of the fact that men created the historic laws and precedents that relegated women to a second-class status. And many women went right along with them.But I see this, finally, as a contest between damned Yankees: between the angel on one shoulder and the devil on the other. Put another way, its a contest between what we do as Americans and what we should and could do as Americans. In the case of women, never have the oppressed been so comfortable. They can vote and some remain alive who were born when they couldnt, before 1920. They can work wherever they can qualify to do a job, like African Americans can, nowadays. And in spite of the continuing efforts of self-righteous moralists who wish to regulate by law what women do, they can choose whether or not to get pregnant and whether or not to have babies. But their comfort and freedom (relative to the past) in no way diminishes the injustice that continues to be done to women in American society. For example, women working today are paid 77 percent as much as men, on the average. Theres no American excuse for that. Its also true, however, that well-educated, urban, working women do as well or better than their male counterparts. Those realities are beyond debate, whether youre a Republican, a Democrat, a member of the Green Party, a Christian, a Jew or a Muslim. What is also beyond debate is that such a condition is wrong, by American standard principles. All men are created equal, as Thomas Jefferson wrote including women. The more passionately we embrace that notion, the more thoroughly we become Americans.


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PAGE 4 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2012 PublisherShelley Lundslund@floridaweekly.comEditorCindy Reporters & ColumnistsKaren Feldman Artis Henderson Jim McCracken Athena Ponushis Jeannette Showalter Nancy Stetson Evan Williams Roger WilliamsPhotographersPeggy Farren Bernadette La Paglia David Michael Marla Ottenstein Charlie McDonald Bob RaymondCopy EditorCathy CottrillPresentation EditorEric Raddatz eraddatz@floridaweekly.comGraphic DesignersChris Andruskiewicz Hannah Arnone Nick Bear Paul Heinrich Rebecca Trani Natalie Zellers Circulation ManagerPenny Kennedy pkennedy@floridaweekly.comCirculationDavid Anderson Paul Neumann Greg TretwoldAccount ExecutivesNicole Ryan Cori Higgins Aron Hubers Sales and Marketing AssistantCarolyn AhoBusiness Office ManagerKelli CaricoPublished by Florida Media Group LLCPason Gaddis Jeffrey Cull Jim Dickerson Street Address: Naples Florida Weekly 9051 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 202 Naples, Florida 34108 Phone 239.325.1960 Fax: 239.325.1964 Subscriptions:Copyright: The contents of the Florida Weekly are copyright 2011 by Florida Media Group, LLC. 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 and click on subscribe today.One-year mailed subscriptions: $31.95 in-county$52.95 in-state $59.95 out-of-state richLOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly OPINIONFast times at the GSA amyGOODMANSpecial to Florida Weekly Mitt Romney says he likes to fire people. If elected, can the General Services Administration be his first target? A few (but not enough) heads have already rolled at the agency that threw itself an infamous Las Vegas conference that could have been planned by former Tyco CEO Dennis Kozlowski before he went to jail. The GSA couldnt outdo Kozlowski, who threw his wife a birthday party on an Italian island with an ice sculpture of Michelangelos David that urinated vodka and billed his company for half the cost, but it undertook its conference planning with same sense of frugality and good taste. Charged with supporting federal operations, the GSA turns out to be a cynical wastrel. Prior to the conference, word came down from on high that it should be over the top in other words, in the spirit of an over-the-top era of stimulus, when spending more is always assumed to be better. The GSA spent $6,325 on commemorative coins to reward its employees, fittingly enough, for their work on Recovery Act projects. Its a wonder that Keynesians arent defending the $820,000 conference as a jobs creator. The event was the biennial Western Regions Conference of the Public Buildings Service of the GSA, and if that doesnt sound like a good time, youve never partied with the GSA. A great deal of thought was put into how to sidestep and exploit every rule in the interest of gouging the government. According to an inspector-general report, the GSA undertook two scouting trips, five off-site planning meetings and a dry run for the conference. The Osama bin Laden raid might not have been so elaborately planned. All told, travel and catering costs for planning alone ran $136,000. Then, on to the main event: more food. For the Petit Beef Wellington and Mini Monte Cristo Sandwiches at the networking reception, for the Boursin Scalloped Potato with Barolo Wine Braised Short Ribs at the party prior the closing dinner, for all the breakfast buffets and in-room parties, the GSA paid $146,000. Since government rules allow for free food at award ceremonies, the GSA was sure to give out awards liberally, including at a $2,700 invitationonly concluding party in a loft suite. The GSA paid $75,000 for a teambuilding exercise and $58,000 for audiovisual services (to play embarrassingly juvenile music videos starring GSA employees). To give it all a patina of high-mindedness, employees built 24 bikes to give to the local Boys and Girls Club. Except the GSA had to finesse its own red tape to do it. Conference organizer Jeffrey Neely boasted at the end of the confab about the unforgettable event. Even as the inspector general closed in on his profligacy, he got a $9,000 bonus from his GSA superiors. He was last seen taking the Fifth at a congressional hearing. The GSA scandal is yet another reminder of the waste and laxity inevitable in organizations where its difficult to fire anyone and all the pennies are from heaven. The new rule should be that all federal off-site conferences must be held at the Motel 6 in Omaha, Neb. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.Obamas policies: The real scandal in CartagenaPresident Barack Obamas reelection campaign launched its first Spanish-language ads this week, just after returning from the Summit of the Americas. He spent three days in Colombia, longer than any president in U.S. history. The trip was marred, however, by a prostitution scandal involving the U.S. military and Secret Service. Gen. Martin Dempsey, chair of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, said, We let the boss down, because nobodys talking about what went on in Colombia other than this incident. Dempsey is right. It also served as a metaphor for the U.S governments ongoing treatment of Latin America. The scandal reportedly involves 11 members of the U.S. Secret Service and five members of the U.S. Army Special Forces, who allegedly met prostitutes at one or more bars in Cartagena and took up to 20 of the women, some of whom may have been minors, back to their hotel. This all deserves thorough investigation, but so do the policy positions that Obama promoted while in Cartagena. First, the war on drugs. Obama stated at the summit, I, personally, and my administrations position is that legalization is not the answer. Ethan Nadelmann, founder and executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, told me that, despite Obamas predictable line, this summit showed the transformation of the regional and global dialogue around drug policy. ... This is the first youve had a president saying that were willing to look at the possibility that U.S. drug policies are doing more harm than good in some parts of the world. He credits the growing consensus across the political spectrum in Latin America, from key former presidents like Vicente Fox of Mexico, who supports legalization of drugs, to current leaders like Mexicos Felipe Calderon, who cited the rapacious demand for drugs in the U.S. as the core of the problem. Nadelmann went on: You have the funny situation of Evo Morales, the leftist leader of Bolivia, former head of the coca growers union, lecturing the United States about essentially, sounding like Milton Friedman that How can you expect us to reduce the supply when there is a demand? So theres the beginning of a change here. I dont think its going to be possible to put this genie back in the bottle. Then there is trade. Obama and Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos also announced that the U.S.-Colombian Free Trade Agreement would take full force May 15. Colombian and U.S. labor leaders decried the m ove, since Colombia is the worst country on Earth for trade unionists. Labor organizers are regularly murdered in Colombia, with at least 34 killed in the past year and a half. When Obama was first running for president, he promised to oppose the Colombia FTA, because the violence against unions in Colombia would make a mockery of the very labor protections that we have insisted be included in these kinds of agreements. That year, 54 Colombian trade unionists were killed. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said the announcement is deeply disappointing and troubling. Republicans, on the other hand, are offering grudging praise to Obama for pushing the FTA. On Cuba, Obama took the globally unpopular position of defending the U.S. embargo. Even at home, polls show that a strong majority of the American people and businesses support an end to the embargo. The U.S. also succeeded, once again, in banning Cuba from the summit, prompting Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa to boycott the meeting this year. Responding to overall U.S. intransigence, other Western Hemisphere countries are organizing themselves. Greg Grandin, professor of Latin American history at New York University, told me: Latin Americans themselves are creating these bodies that are excluding the United States, that are deepening integration, political and economic integration. This seems to be a venue in which they come together in order to criticize Washington, quite effectively. Grandin compared Obamas Latin America policies to those of his predecessors: The two main pillars of U.S. foreign policy increasing neoliberalism and increasing militarism around drugs continue. They feed off of each other and have created a crisis in that corridor, running from Colombia through Central America to Mexico. Thats been a complete disaster, and theres no change. It will take more than a prostitution scandal to cover that up. Denis Moynihan contributed research to this column. Amy Goodman is the host of Democracy Now!, a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 1,000 stations in North America. She is the author of Breaking the Sound Barrier, recently released in paperback and now a New York Times best-seller.


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PAGE 6 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2012 Brigitte Smith recently received the Legion of Honor award from the French Legion of Honor Society during a ceremony in Naples that was attended by numerous local dignitaries and more than 30 World War II veterans who already wore the Legion of Honor medal, thanks in part of Brigittes tireless efforts to earn them thanks and recognition from France for their valor. Fellow Neapolitan Peter Thomas, a survivor of the invasion of Normandy and one of those who already had received the Legion of Honor, addressed the crowd at the ceremony and said: I would like to speak on behalf of all the WWII Veterans of Southwest Florida who have received the Legion of Honor from our oldest friend of America. It is such an honor for all of us to receive this from France, a great country that never forgot what we did in 1944 There is one person in Southwest Florida who made this honor possible for us This wonderful person sought out veterans who had fought in France, took their discharge papers and histories of their battles and sent them to France to be reviewed and approved by the French military. It was a difficult mission, but Brigitte Smith made it her mission. She is a patriot, a wonderful friend of all the WWII veterans in Southwest Florida. Brigitte, we can never thank you enough. We feel deeply that you are one of us. You brought honor to us. Thank you, Brigitte, as you receive the Legion of Honor Vive la France! Brigitte was born in Nancy, France. After studying in Ireland (Trinity College and University College Dublin) and Austria (Innsbruck Universitaet), she became a tour operator in Kenya. Eventually, she returned to France and became the international commissioner for the French Girl Scouts. She met the man who would become her husband, Lt. Col. Donald Smith, U.S. Army, while she was participating as a guest speaker at a training seminar for the European Girl Scouts. Col. Smith was assigned in Saudi Arabia, creating another opportunity for Brigitte to discover a new culture. While there, she founded the French, Italian and Saudi Girl Scouts in several schools. She represented the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts at the Nairobi conference that ended the United Nations Decade for Women (1976-1985). At the declaration of the first Gulf War, the Smith family came back to the U.S., to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. Brigitte taught advanced French at the University of Delaware for 10 years. She visited Naples after the death of her husband in 1994, and moved to the Paradise Coast 14 years ago. In 2004, on the 60th anniversary of D-Day, Brigitte, with the help of the Collier County Museum, created a program in cooperation with the Collier County Veterans Council, the French Embassy and the Consulate of France in Miami to research all veterans of WWII who fought on French and European soil and then to help them apply for the French Legion of Honor. With the CCVC and the French community of Naples, she organized a several ceremonies to award the prestigious medal to more than 120 veterans in Collier and Lee counties. In addition, Brigitte is the regent of the Big Cypress Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution, honorary president and founder of the French Community Association and a member of the Military Officers Association, the Italian Cultural Society and the Friends of Lafayette. She serves on the board for the Friends of Collier County Museums, lectures at the Renaissance Academy of Florida Gulf Coast University and continues to learn new languages (she speaks four fluently) and, of course, provide support to veterans of WWII. Congratulations to Brigitte Smith for receiving the Legion of Honor, and thanks to her for her work on behalf of so many. Bob Harden is the producer and host of The Bob Harden Show, airing from 7-8 a.m. weekdays at The show is archived for listeners convenience. He thanks Spencer Cieslas sister, Leah, for her help with this Profile in Paradise. a W B W Y t bobHARDEN e-mail: PROFILES IN PARADISEAn honor for one who helped earn recognition for many Talking points with Brigitte SmithWords of wisdom: The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless. J.J. RousseauSomething your mother was always right about: Nobody is perfect, and we all face things differently.What makes you laugh: A good joke.As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? An admiral or a truck driver.Advice for your grandkids: Be aware of those you meet as you climb the ladder of life; you will meet the same ones if you go down.Guilty pleasure: Gourmet food.Hidden talent: I make funny faces.Skill or talent you wish you had: I wish I could play violin like Joshua Bell.Last book read: The Last Templar by Raymond Khoury.Something youll never understand: People who dont smile.Pet peeve: Bad manners.What the Paradise Coast really needs: A classical music and opera radio station. DO YOU OWN REAL ESTATE AND LOOKING TO SELL FAST AND FOR CASH?I BUY HOUSES AND ALL REAL ESTATE, CASH FAST! ANY AREA! ANY CONDITION! FACING FORECLOSURE?AVOID IT WITH HELP FROM AN ALL CASH BUYER AND BEST BANK WORKOUT SPECIALIST!239-293-3299

PAGE 8 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2012 you. Delve into why so many voice-over artists migrate to Southwest Florida and you do not find some magnetic pull, some secret society of voice-over artists conspiring in the subtropics. No, you find the predictable nice beaches, no snow, good fishing. They live here because they no longer have to pound the pavement in New York and Los Angeles. They live here because digital technology allows them to work from their home studios. But upon entering their worlds, their booths, their headphones, it begs the question: How much do they really live here? The ones still working full time, they stay in their studios from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., from noon to midnight, hundreds of radio and television stations standing by nationwide for that familiar voice, Next on Tonight at 10 And now These network-promo voices, their days pass at their microphones. They live in their booths, essentially closets picture a large pantry or a small office. They see Southwest Florida through a window. They say its lonely, theres no escaping their contracts, no taking their daughters to tennis practice or the orthodontist. So how glamorous are their jobs? And do they live glamorous lives? The conglomeration of voice actors living in Southwest Florida provides a glimpse into the microcosm of voiceover work, a vicarious read of what the life of a voice-over artist looks like (it might not be as simple as you idealize). Decadent from the exterior, some voice-over artists live in luxury condos, some live on the beach. Their homes and cars are paid for. They have cleaning ladies. But if they want to take a romantic tryst to Paris, they must take their portable technology with them, or interrupt their travel, Excuse me, honey. I must find a studio. FOX needs this now. How easy are their jobs? And how did they fall into them? They read three lines three different ways for a 30-second spot, most gigs done in less than three minutes. They can travel, but they cannot take a vacation. Imagine if some studio guy liked the sound of some voice filling in, We need something fresh. Thats how many a top talent landed their gigs; thats why many a talent are nipping at their heels. Are their jobs to be envied? Or do their jobs steal their days away from them?The god of voice-over Recording from the road has put voice actor Chris Corley into many a precarious situation. Sometimes I scare the maids, says the man who has been spotted recording frightful movie trailers, network promos or chilling commercials in a hotel room, blanket over his head. The blanket helps stop the echoing, he explains. The maids run away, saying, Ill come back later. But he travels with his microphone in tow because he wants to make the big bucks, he wants to be a voice with gravitas and stay in the upper echelon of voice-over. The god of that echelon would be Peter Thomas. Hear him speak in his studio and you no longer struggle to understand the wealth of his Naples estate or the extravagance the voiceover livelihood lends. The man has a bird bath of a voice, you want to drink from and swim in it. Younger talents call the 88-year-old artist the god or godfather of voiceover, to which Mr. Thomas replies, Well, I guess Im old enough. Holding a cardboard box of scripts in his lap, Mr. Thomas reflects on his journey and the past art of the voice-over business. His scripts are printed out and paper-clipped, all scratched up with his edits a backslash for a pause, an underline for a word he wants to hit. What I try to do, I see pictures in my mind of what Im reading. I just dont like to read the words, says the man who recently spent five hours marking up a documentary he was narrating on Alaska, til every paragraph had a picture in my mind. The voice of CBS for 14 years, the current voice of Forensic Files credits his father, a Welsh minister who would make young Peter memorize and recite Shakespeare, then ask his boy particulars about the scenes he was rendering, like what were the actors of the Old Globe Theatre wearing, Did you see them gleaming in the sun? Poetry led to radio, as young Peter entered a talent contest, recited The Charge of the Light Brigade, and won. A man from the radio came up and said, Hey kid, you got a good voice. Would you like some work after school? So Mr. Thomas started reading the nightly news. And when he found a young lady he fancied, he asked her to tune in to his program. He read poetry, then played You Are My Sunshine, all dedicated to Stella, now his wife of 67 years. Stella went to college and Mr. Thomas went to war. When he came home, they got married. And after endearing the children of Memphis, Tenn., to the voice of Uncle Pete, Mr. Thomas found himself a voice-over man in New York, back in the day when voice-over men wore three-piece suits and walked from studio to studio. Now when I get a call, Ill ask them, Would you like me to come in? But they say, Oh, no, no, no, theyre so used to the Internet, says Mr. Thomas, who has his own studio, but misses having someone else on the other side of the glass. I love direction, he says. He might be known by his catch lines, IBM: Helping people find the answers, or Listerine: The taste you hate twice a day, but Mr. Thomas does not see himself as a celebrity. He says people should not know him and celebrities should not be reading voice-overs, because it should be about the product, not the voice. His buddy Vic Caroli, who lives 20 minutes up the road from Mr. Thomas, says he stumbled into celebrity status, unbeknownst to him. Mr. Caroli did television spots for a popular cartoon, When Transformers returns So in 1986, when The Transformers decided to make their original animated movie, he did the narration. To me, it was a job, says Mr. Caroli. But upon Googling himself years later, he found pages marked, Legendary narrator Vic Caroli Apparently, theres a cult following for this movie, he says, so he did a YouTube interview. It has almost 5,300 hits. Im just flabbergasted by it. And as much as cartoons with cult followings might lend celebrity, so might gender. Voice-overs first ladyRandy Thomas says as a voice-over artist, she is an actor. Her craft lies in the words she brings to life. So for her craft, her voice, her meal ticket, Ms. Thomas built her recording studio just off her master bedroom. She painted the walls red. Come mid-morning, shes played tennis and had her coffee; shes in her studio, in good voice. The voice of Entertainment Tonight and The Insider, Ms. Thomas sporadically reads promos. Music cued, gold graphics flare and then you hear her voice, Brad and Angelina, the five things you never knew about their past marriages. An hour or so later, she will step back inside her sound booth a cubbyhole within her studio to read a more embellished line, Jen, Billy Bob, pause, And Angelinas first wedding with leather and blood. She reads her lines barefoot, prayer beads wrapped around her wrist, vision board behind her mic. She has an on air light mounted above the 300pound, sound-proof door, alongside a picture of Ms. Thomas back in her rock n roll disc jockey days hair frosted, maybe permed, totally layered. Ms. Thomas loves her promos, she loves the urgency, she loves the headlines, but she compares promo gigs to tissue paper. Were the tissue paper of the industry, she says of networkpromo, voice-over talent. This promo, they cant use it tomorrow. Everything I do is for today, then its done. After today it means nothing to anyone. Before she was tissue paper, she was a DJ in New York. One day the Oscars called and asked Ms. Thomas if she would like to audition to be the first woman ever to announce the Academy Awards. I got the job. It changed my life. I left radio, says the woman who has been seen on the red carpet. Ms. Thomas has announced the Academy Awards seven times since. She was also the first woman to announce the Tony Awards, the Primetime Emmy Awards, the Screen Actors Guild VOICESFrom page 1 ATHENA PONUSHIS / FLORIDA WEEKLYPeter Thomas holds a photo from his early days doing voice work. COURTESY PHOTOBrian Lee refers to himself simply as "an announcer.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2012 NEWS A9 Awards, the Miss America Pageant, the Super Bowl and the Democratic National Convention. But before announcing live, highbrow shows, Ms. Thomas was the voice of Hooked on Phonics, Call 1-800-A-BC-D-E-F-G. She remembers these humble beginnings and she remembers when she felt her world was digital enough she could turn to her husband and say, I think we can leave now and no one will know. In 2003, she moved her family to a waterfront Fort Myers community, not wanting her daughter to grow up in L.A. To those who say her job is easy, You read copy for a living, you just stand at your mic and read all day, Ms. Thomas says, Here, you try it. She sees her voice as important, elegant and authoritative. She says she does not hear enough of the female voice in movie trailers and thats a door she would love to knock down. She recalls taking her daughter to childrens movies, seeing all the moms in the theater, Who do they think is coming to their films? she asks of studio executives. Do they think if I did the trailer, women wouldnt come because its a womans voice? Its probably the opposite. And as much as Ms. Thomas might like to be seen breaking into the boys club, other voice-over artists would rather not be seen at all. Just the sign outside the storeBrian Lee does not tell people what he does for a living, no way. If someone asks, he tries to answer quickly, Im a promo voice for radio and TV. If they look at him like, What? he speaks short to end their inquiry, Im an announcer. Hes not comfortable talking about his professional self and he shies away from interviews. He cant risk the adulation; its embarrassing and he does not see himself as deserving. Im an extension of somebody elses creativity, says the voice-over talent. I dont even know if Im creative. Im like the sign to the store. Thats all I am, thats all I see myself as. He thinks of his movie trailers, the writers and directors, their time and talent, choosing a few select scenes and editing down an entire storyline to a few words, And then they hand their script to me his words stop, but his stance, his expression say no, hes not meant to be the star, its his job to be the voice, to interpret the script and convey the message, thats it. And thats all hes ever wanted to be. Mr. Lee, who grew up watching his father work in television and radio, says, I knew exactly what I wanted to do from the beginning, nothing but broadcasting, ever. So as a 13-year-old groupie, young Brian called up some DJ and the guy let the kid come in to the station and push some buttons. Years of radio and commercial spots later, his first big call came from CNN. Now standing in his high-rise home/ studio, Mr. Lee says, Ive made it. Theres a bottle of aloe spray on his 83-inch motorized desk a spray for a dry throat or hoarse voice, marked Entertainers Secret, honey apple flavored. Theres a picture of his mom and dad on his windowsill, a place where he can look out from his studio and see a traffic jam when his job has him feeling stagnant. The man who works in headphones and flip-flops would much rather talk about his daughter, a young teenager aspiring to sing, write, act and take photographs. Im more proud of her than I will ever be of myself, he says, hence he will not elaborate on his success on-oroff air, because again, its his job to be the voice, Not the big voice-over guy. But if you go to his website www. you will see his movie trailers and hear that NFL intro, as the voice of NBC Sports says, Congratulations to the Super Bowl champion New York Giants. And thank you, America, for making Super Bowl XLVI the mostwatched show in U.S. television history. He used to have a tab on his website expressing his philosophy to his producers. Tab gone, his philosophy has not changed. He still feels as it once read: It is a privilege to be the voice of any project. There is so much talent out there, you can have anyone be the voice of your project, but youve chosen me. Thank you. And its because of this talent pool that Mr. Lee stands at his mic for 10 hours a day, remembering what a man once told him. This man was the voice of everything when Mr. Lee was just a kid. This man the god of voice over read books to Mr. Lees daughter, recording the stories, Hi, Taylor. This is Uncle Pete. I miss you so much. Were going to read two books today. OK, go ahead and turn to page 1. Do you see the little bear? I wonder whats going to happen. Yes, Mr. Lee will stay in his booth and accept the voice-over life because what Peter Thomas once said to him has since turned into his voice-over mantra: You never arrive. ATHENA PONUSHIS / FLORIDA WEEKLYRandy Thomas has announced the Academy Awards a number of times.

PAGE 10 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2012 THE NINTH ANNUAL WIGGINS PASS NATURE FESTIVALNature buffs of all ages and from around the world came out for the ninth annual Wiggins Pass Nature Festival on April 14 at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park. Phoenix the Florida panther and Spunky the iguana greeted visitors along with park staff and volunteers and representatives from numerous environmental organizations. 1. Todd and Cameron Campanella 2. Rowan Daley with Smokey Bear 3. Phoenix, an 8-month-old Florida panther from Kowiachobee Animal Preserve 4. Johanna and Anna Skogestig, vacationing from Sweden, pick palm boots to paint 5. Park volunteer Ann Knowlton with young visitors Daniel and Andrew Barnett 6. Sara King and Joann Linck 7. Bruce Nichols portrays Joe Wiggins, for whom the pass was named 8. Kiley and Sean Pettit 1 2 3 4 8 7 5 6COURTESY PHOTOS


Law Offices ofDavid L. Orosz Free Consultation Accredited VA AttorneyDavid L. Orosz5237 Summerlin Commons Blvd. Ft. Myers www.FloridaMedicaid.comNursing Home & Assisted Living Medicaid & Veterans Benefits NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2012 A11 You snooze, you loseIn April, a research ship will begin surveying the Atlantic Ocean floor off of Nova Scotia as the first step to building, by 2013, a $300 million private fiber-optic line connecting New York and London financial markets so as to speed up current transmission times by about five milliseconds. Those five milliseconds, though (according to an April report in Bloomberg Business Week), will enable the small group of firms that are underwriting the project (and who will have exclusive use of it) to earn millions of dollars per transaction by having their trade sales arrive five milliseconds before their competitors sales would have arrived. Cultural diversity Dr. Ivo Pitanguy, the most celebrated plastic surgeon in the country, apparently earned enough money from welloff clients that he can now give back, by funding and inspiring more than 200 clinics to provide low-income women with enhancement procedures (face lifts, tummy tucks, butt lifts) at a reduced, and sometimes no, charge. A local anthropology professor told ABC News, for a March dispatch, that (i)n Brazil, plastic surgery is now seen as something of the norm (or, as the reporter put it, (B)eauty is (considered) a right, and the poor deserve to be ravishing, too). In a March interview on Bolivian television, Judge Gualberto Cusi, who was recently elected to Bolivias Constitutional Tribunal from the indigenous Aymara community, acknowledged that occasionally, when deciding tough cases, he relied on the Aymaran tradition of reading coca leaves. In moments when decisions must be taken, we turn to coca to guide us and show us the way. In February, the Life-End Clinic in the Netherlands announced that six mobile euthanasia teams were placed in service countrywide to make assistedsuicide house calls provided the client qualified under the nations strict laws. (Euthanasia, legal in the Netherlands since 2002, is available to people who suffer unbearable, interminable pain and for which at least two doctors certify there is no cure. Panels of doctors, lawyers and ethicists rule on the applications.) Latest religious messages Two lawsuits filed in Los Angeles recently against the founding family of the religious Trinity Broadcasting Network allege that televangelists Paul and Jan Crouch have spent well over $50 million of worshippers donations on personal expenses, including 13 mansions, his-and-hers private jets, and a $100,000 mobile home for Mrs. Crouchs dogs. The jets are necessary, the Crouches lawyer told the Los Angeles Times, because the Crouches receive more death threats than even the president of the United States. Allegedly, the Crouches keep millions of dollars in cash on hand, but according to their lawyer, that is merely out of obedience to the biblical principle of ow(ing) no man anything. High-ranking Vatican administrator Cardinal Domenico Calcagno, 68, fired back at critics in April after an Italian website reported his extensive collection of guns and love of shooting. He told reporters that he owns only 13 weapons and that, above all, he enjoys repairing them rather than shooting them (although, he admitted, I used to go to shooting ranges). Fine points of Florida law In April, the Tampa Police Department issued preliminary security guidelines to control areas around Augusts Republican National Convention in the city. Although the Secret Service will control the actual convention arena, Tampa Police are establishing a zone around the arena in which weapons will be confiscated (including sticks, rocks, bottles and slingshots). Police would like to have banned firearms, too, but state law prevents cities from restricting the rights of licensed gun-carriers. South Florida station WPLG-TV reported in March that vendors were openly selling, for about $30, verbatim drivers license test questions and answers, on the street in front of DMV offices. However, when told about it, a DMV official shrugged, pointing out that test-takers still had to memorize them to pass the closed-book exam. Least-competent criminals In the early hours of Jan. 31, police in Gaston, N.C., were alerted to five burglaries in a two-block area that left shattered glass, broken doors and other damage, but no missing property. There was also a blood trail leading from one store, likely from a break-in boo-boo. N In March, Englands Canterbury Crown Court heard the evidence against a gang of five who in August and September 2010 attempted to break into seven ATMs, using fancy power tools, but came away empty-handed each time. Brick walls were smashed around three machines, and twice explosives were used, resulting in fires. In each case, alarms were triggered, sending the men away prematurely, including once from an ATM that contained the equivalent of $223,000. No spectators allowedFor the first time in years, there was no Easter bunny at Central City Park in Macon, Ga., this year because the county commissioner who runs the sponsoring organization said he was tired of violent parents hogging the Easter egg hunt by helping their kids. (Two years ago, Olney High School in Philadelphia barred players parents from its boys junior varsity basketball games unless they registered and vowed to obey a code of conduct. In February 2012, the president of the Egyptian Football Association similarly announced that the season would continue but without spectators, because of the probability of violence. Of course, Egypt, unlike Macon, Ga., and Olney High School, has just been through a bloody civil war.) NEWS OF THE WEIRDBY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE


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LightHouse Commons Opens This Fall! The rst on-campus residence hall is coming to the Edison State College Fort Myers campus. LightHouse Commons blends student-centered amenities and meal plans with the safety and convenience of on-campus living. Space is lling up fast for the 2012 fall semester! 239-985-8361 or 800-749-2322 RESERVE YOURROOM TODAYLive at Edison State!Dont Wait, Well help make it a reality. promise Busey. Your Dream. Our Promise. 239.790.8000 Imagine a new garden, grill and garage. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2012 A13 Conference focuses on the value of art therapy for young childrenThe fifth annual Early Childhood Conference hosted by Collier Child Care Resources Inc. for early childhood educators takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Edison State College-Collier Campus. Keynote speaker and art therapist Patricia Isis, Ph.D., will define art therapy and discuss how it can help children. Related workshops will take place throughout the day. Research shows that art influences learning and self esteem, not just creativity and imagination, says Niccole Howard, executive director of CCCR. It is our goal to educate the community that the arts are not a frill or enrichment activity, but that the arts are a necessity in young childrens lives. Admission at the door is $75. CEUs are available ($27.50 for 5.5 hours). For more information, call 643-3908. Collier Child Care Resources Inc. provides education, resources and child care services as well as training for early childhood professionals. The agency relies on donations and volunteer efforts from members of the community, corporations and foundations to build and maintain programs that make a difference to low-income children.Need assistance? Collier 211 is hereThe new Collier 211 information and referral service is available 24/7 by dialing 2-1-1 or 2 63-4211 or by visiting www. Collier 211s multi-lingual phone operators are trained as crisis counselors and can connect callers in need of services to available community programs. One call to Collier 211 can help eliminate confusion about who to call for help and also reduces inappropriate calls to 911. All calls are confidential. Collier 211 operators have information about services in areas including: 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, crisis intervention services, support groups and counseling; 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 protective services. The Community Foundation of Collier County led the effort to raise the funds needed to operate Collier 211. For more information, contact Mary George by e-mail at


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2012 A15 Womens Health Dr. Nicholas Franco, Board Certi ed UrologistQuestion: I had a sling for bladder control problems six months ago, but I still have urinary leakage. What can I do?Answer: Although technical or healing issues can play a role, other factors may have been involved with your leakage in the rst place. A careful history and examination as well as computerized urodynamic tests and cystoscopy will help to determine if you have an underlying bladder condition. Technical issues related to the sling procedure can also be determined and often a minor adjustment of the sling, addition of a medication, local injection of a urethral bulking agent or even Botox will resolve such a problem. To schedule a consultation or more information, call (239) 434-6300 or visit www. SpecialistsInUrology .com. NAPLES PINE RIDGE COLLIER MARCO ISLAND BONITA SPRINGS FORT MYERS CAPE CORAL Campers can get one free night at KOA to help kick off summerThe Naples/Marco Island KOA campground will give campers who stay and pay on Friday, May 11, a free second night on Saturday, May 12, as part of KOAs ninth annual Come Kamp and Care With Us weekend that signifies the start of summer at KOA campgrounds around the country. The Naples/Marco KOA is at 1700 Barefoot Williams Road in Naples. Come Kamp and Care With Us includes family-friendly activities to help raise funds to support KOA Care Camps, a system of 44 specialized summer camps around North America for children with cancer and their siblings. For reservations and more information, including a list of all participating KOA campgrounds, visit www. KOA is also celebrating its 50th birthday in 2012. As part of the celebration, campers can enter to win a free Keystone Vantage recreational vehicle at Always wanted to teach?Share your knowledge at FGCU Renaissance AcademyThe call is out for instructors and course proposals for the coming summer (July-August) fall (October-November) and winter/ spring 2013 (January-May) classes at the FGCU Renaissance Academys 12 locations throughout Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties. In Collier, classes meet at the FGCU Naples Center in downtown Naples, at Bentley Village in North Naples and at the Marco Island Historical Society on Marco Island. There are no advance degree requirements for instructors, who give single lectures or lead short courses in the following categories: art, business, computer instruction, ecology, environment, government, history, law, life enrichment, literature, music, philosophy, psychology, religion, science, sociology, medicine and U.S. and world affairs. The academy pays an honorarium of $75 per lecture. Those interested in lecturing can download a course proposal form from or can arrange to receive one via mail by calling 4253272. For more information, call John Guerra at 434-4838 or e-mail jguerra@fgcu. edu.


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Our patients speak out about their Cataract Surgery Experience... With the most cataract surgery experience in S.W. Florida, come to the experts at Eye Centers of Florida.Thank you for the great care in surgery. You are all the BEST! Connie from Naples www.ecof.comNaples North Naples Bonita Springs Transporting your car? U.S.D.O.T. #385723 You should have called American! NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA26 WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2012 HIT THE LINKSHere are some charity tournaments coming up for golfers on area greens: Literacy Volunteers of Collier County holds its annual tournament on Saturday, May 5, at Quail West Golf & Country Club. This year the tournament takes on a new name: the J. Neil Birch Memorial Golf Tournament. Dr. Neill Birch Birch was a part-time resident of Naples and a longtime supporter of LVCC until his death in April 2010. His family has decided to sponsor the golf tournament in his memory. The tournament is limited to the first 100 players who register. Cost is $150 per person. Hole sponsorship is also available at $150 per sign. For more information, call 262-4448 or e-mail The Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida Inc. holds its 14th annual tournament and raffle Saturday, April 28, at Bonita Bay East. Registration is $250 per player or $800 per foursome. All proceeds will remain in Collier and southern Lee counties for activities that benefit residents and their families dealing with Parkinson disease. To sign up or for more information, call PASFi at 417-3465 or visit www. The Immokalee Foundations sixth annual Inter-Club Challenge pitting golf club takes place Monday, April 30, at The Old Collier Golf Club. Proceeds will support TIF programs including First Tee of Naples/Collier in Immokalee. For registration and more information, call TIF at 430-9122, e-mail info@ or visit www. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce holds its annual tournament on Friday, May 4, at the Estuary at Grey Oaks. This years title sponsor is Century Link. The 1 p.m. shotgun start is preceded by lunch, and a posttournament dinner is included. Registration is $150 per person or $550 per foursome. Sponsorship opportunities are still available at various levels. To sign up or for more information, visit The Titan Gridiron Club at Golden Gate High School holds its second annual golf scramble Saturday, May 5, at Naples Lakes Country Club. The shotgun start is at 8 a.m. and the game is followed by lunch and live and silent auctions. Participation is limited to the first 144 golfers who sign up. Registration is $125 per person or $400 for a foursome. Sponsorships are also available. For a registration form or more information, contact Barb Anderson by calling 5649440 or e-mailing Pack your putter and two other clubs of your choice and have fun at Three Sticks for Kicks on Saturday, May 5, at Vi at Bentley Village. The non-traditional tournament will benefit Charity for Change and its School Giver Program at local elementary schools. The best ball competition will include games, obstacles and other oncourse surprises to add to the fun. The day begins at 8 a.m. with poolside continental breakfast and includes Bloody Mary and mimosa beverage stations as well as beer on the course, a lunch buffet and awards ceremony, plus a bucket raffle for items such as a Norman Love Confections chocolate basket and a 50/50 drawing. Awards for lowest scoring and Most Honest foursomes will include golfing certificates for Hideout Golf Club and Vineyards Country Club, among other courses. Cost is $100 per golfer, with registration available through May 1 by calling 592-6787 or visiting Hole sponsorships for $125 are available for $125 by contacting Suzanne Todd at 784-7945 or The second annual Harry Chapin Food Bank Classic is set for Wednesday afternoon, May 9, at Grandezza Golf & Country Club. Registration is $125 and includes dinner after the tournament. To sign up or to learn about volunteering, donating silent auction items or becoming a sponsor, call 334-7007, e-mail Chris Robinson at or visit The Collier Building Industry Association and Hill, Barth & King host a tournament on Friday, May 11, at Vasari. Competition includes a putting contest and a long drive contest. Admission includes cart and green fees, three mulligans, 10 raffle tickets, three complimentary drinks on the course and lunch following the tournament. For registration or more information, call the CBIA office at 436-6100 or visit First Baptist Academy tees up its 10th annual golf tournament on Saturday morning, May 12, at Windstar on Naples Bay. Cost is $150 per person. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, call 597-2233 or e-mail CALL LAURA AT 239.872.9131 INDOOR STORAGERV/MOTOR HOMES BOATS ANTIQUE CARSFROM $250 MONTH + TAX 150 MPH WIND RATED BUILDING


Velma is among one in four in Collier County who suffer from a mental illness. One in nine of us will experience some form of substance abuse. When a family member, friend or coworker battles a mental health or substance abuse problem, we suffer with them. Thankfully, David Lawrence Center is here for our community. A not-for-prot organization founded and still governed by community leaders, the David Lawrence Center is the behavioral health component of our communitys healthcare network. A true local resource, it relies on donations, fees and grants to invest in the health, safety and wellbeing of our community. When you or someone you love needs help, call on the highly compassionate, committed and competent professionals of the David Lawrence Center to inspire you to move beyond the crisis towards life-changing wellness. Mental health is a community issue. Fortunately, theres a community solution. Her Mind is Our Concern. NAPLES 239-455-8500 IMMOKALEE 239-657-4434After witnessing the unthinkable at 12 years old her mother shot at the hands of her stepfather Velma quit school and started picking in the elds of Immokalee to support her brothers and sisters. Velma remained upbeat and had a family of her own, but then experienced multiple, devastating losses and trauma and was diagnosed with a debilitating health issue. She felt suicide was the only way to escape her sadness, fear and pain. For her childrens sake, she nally asked for help from the David Lawrence Center. Here she found hope, healing and tools to cope with her mental and physical health problems by working with a case manager, therapist, and utilizing the Centers new, innovative telemedicine technology to meet routinely with her psychiatrist in Naples remotely from the Immokalee ofce. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2012 NEWS A27 Bonita Bay East has the ticket to summer golfThe Summer Passport Program for unlimited golf at Bonita Bay East is available now. The nonresidential, 1,400-acre golf facility in North Naples has two Tom Fazio-designed championship courses. Summer passports are $600 per person or $850 for a couple and allow for unlimited play on The Cypress and The Sabal courses May 1-Oct. 31. Use of the state-of-the-art practice facility prior to scheduled tee times is also included. Cart fee is $25 per person. Players also receive use of the clubhouse, dining room, grill and bar within one hour of play. The two Bonita Bay East courses wind through open areas, marsh and woodland and past cypress stands where players often see wild turkey, marsh birds, rabbits and white-tailed deer. It was the first 36-hole facility in the world to achieve Audubon International Signature Sanctuary status. The entrance to Bonita Bay East is on Immokalee Road six miles east of I-75. For more information or to schedule a tee time, contact Jay Severson at 4059002, e-mail BBEGolf@bonitabaygroup. com or visit The Bonita Bay Club East Sabal course 11985 US 41 N., Naples 34110 239-596-7273


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The male spot for the 10K on Team USA for the 2012 Summer Games has already been secured by Alex Meyer of Ithaca, N.Y. The womens 10K race will take off at 8 a.m. Friday, April 27, and the men will follow at 11 a.m. The 5K mens competition will begin at 9 a.m. followed by the women at 9:10 a.m. on Sunday, April 29. Start times are subject to change due to the number of entries or local conditions. For more information, visit tourney ensures adventures can continue The 15th annual Gene Doyle Fishing Tournament takes place Friday-Sunday, May 4-6. The backcountry catch-andrelease tournament lures youth and young adult anglers to reel in redfish, snook and trout in guided or open divisions as well as to chase the coveted Grand Champion trophies. Winners will also be named for Most Unusual Catch, Best Photograph and Trash Can Slam. Proceeds support the Gene Doyle Adventure Scholarship, which gives three Collier County high school students the chance to take the adventure of a lifetime, either self-designed or through structured programs such as Outward Bound. Since its inception, the fund has sent more than 40 Collier County students packing, from the Appalachian Trails to the whitewaters of Alaska. For more information about fishing tournament sponsorships or registration, call Sean Morton at 213-8810 or visit www. criterium race added to CityFest funThe inaugural Orange Blossom Special, a two-day bicycle criterium race on two, 1-mile circuit courses in Old Naples, will take place as part of Naples CityFest activities Saturday and Sunday, May 5-6, in Old Naples. Bicyclists from around the state are expected to vie for $7,500 in cash and prizes. Volkswagen of Naples is the title sponsor. The Orange Blossom Special is accredited under numerous statewide and national competitive cycling calendars. For registration and more information, including race maps, visit Key 5K welcomes runners, joggers, walkersFriends of Lovers Key are setting the pace for the seventh annual Turtle Trot 5K on Saturday, May 12. Proceeds will go toward the Friends of Lovers Key fund for building a visitor center at the park. Runners, joggers and walkers alike can join the fun and experience the beauty of Lovers Key State Park as they trek over a path along Black Island Trail, run up a 38-foot hill and cross two bridges as they make for the finish line at the beach. Breakfast will be provided by signature sponsor Whole Foods. Other sponsors include Vitamin Shoppe, Angel Animal Hospital, Bonita Community Health Center, Everglades Shirt Factory and Outfitters, Road ID, Trek Bikes, SNAP Fitness and the Minnesota Twins. Registration is $25 if completed before May 6 and $30 after that. Sign up online at or stop by the park for a registration form. For more information, call 463-4588 or e-mail hit the water for Special OlympicsThe third annual Stand Up Paddleboard Luau Races to benefit Special Olympics Collier County will make a splash from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at Bayfront on Naples Bay. Title sponsor is Noodles Italian Caf & Sushi Bar. Three SUP division races will take place: for ages 10-16, boys and girls; the womens open and the mens open. Paddlers can register in advance at Noodles Italian Caf & Sushi Bar and at Shanes Cabana Bar; day-of registration will begin at 9 a.m. Registration fee is $25. Paddlers should bring their own boards, although some boards will be available at no charge from Naples Kiteboarding and True Water Sports. Last years race raised more than $30,000 for Special Olympics Collier County. Prices subject to change without notice. See agent for details. *With the use of preferred lender.Follow us on WATERFRONT LIVING IN FT. MYERS UP TO 2,457 SQ. 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PAGE 30 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA30 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2012 Happiness and heart health linked, study says SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYOver the last few decades numerous studies have shown negative states, such as depression, anger, anxiety and hostility, to be detrimental to cardiovascular health. Less is known about how positive psychological characteristics are related to heart health. In the first and largest systematic review on this topic to date, Harvard School of Public Health researchers found that positive psychological well-being appears to reduce the risk of heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular events. The study was published online April 17, 2012 in Psychological Bulletin.The American Heart Association reports more than 2,200 Americans die of cardiovascular disease each day, an average of one death every 39 seconds. Stroke accounts for about one of every 18 U.S. deaths.The absence of the negative is not the same thing as the presence of the positive. We found that factors such as optimism, life satisfaction, and happiness are associated with reduced risk of CVD regardless of such factors as a persons age, socioeconomic status, smoking status, or body weight, said lead author Julia Boehm, research fellow in the Department of Society, Human Development, and Health at HSPH. For example, the most optimistic individuals had an approximately 50 percent reduced risk of experiencing an initial cardiovascular event compared to their less optimistic peers, she said. In a review of more than 200 studies published in two major scientific databases, Ms. Boehm and senior author Laura Kubzansky, associate professor of society, human development, and health at HSPH, found there are psychological assets, like optimism and positive emotion, that afford protection against cardiovascular disease. It also appears that these factors slow the progression of disease. To further understand how psychological well-being and CVD might be related, Ms. Boehm and Ms. Kubzansky also investigated well-beings association with cardiovascular-related health behaviors and biological markers. They found that individuals with a sense of well-being engaged in healthier behaviors such as exercising, eating a balanced diet and getting sufficient sleep. In addition, greater well-being was related to better biological function, such as lower blood pressure, healthier lipid (blood fat) profiles, and normal body weight. If future research continues to indicate that higher levels of satisfaction, optimism, and happiness come before cardiovascular health, this has strong implications for the design of prevention and intervention strategies. These findings suggest that an emphasis on bolstering psychological strengths rather than simply mitigating psychological deficits may improve cardiovascular health, Ms. Kuzbansky said. The study was supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundations Pioneer Portfolio through the grant Exploring Concepts of Positive Health. HEALTHY LIVINGPhysician leaders as collaborators in providing careChange is the only constant in our industry, a point driven home in a recent presentation by health-care strategist and futurist Nate Kaufman to NCH board members, medical staff and other colleagues. Preparing for the Inevitable Perilous Journey from Entitlement to Accountability was the title of the talk by this nationally recognized expert who, over a 35-year career, claims an 80 percent success rate in predicting outcomes of business endeavors. Among the points he made: The current economic glide path for the health-care delivery system is not sustainable. In other words, no one is immune from arithmetic. The Accountable Care Act is fundamentally flawed; however, either this act or its sequel is inevitable. Current economic stresses outweigh the pending Supreme Court decision. Successful innovation requires everyones commitment to reducing hospital utilization, a culture of shared sacrifice, measuring and responding to quality/cost (the value equation) in real time, directing the patient to the right place at the right time, selectively including specialists, an experienced and robust infrastructure, a digitally connected network, an electronic medical record with point-of-care protocols and strong physician leadership. Strong physician leadership is essential if we are to thrive. In that light, at our recent annual medical staff meeting we celebrated Dr. Paul Dernbach, who finished his two-year term as president, and Dr. Jeff Heitmann, who assumed the leadership role. Dr. Paul Jones is presidentelect and Dr. Ken Plunkitt is secretary/ treasurer. These officers lead 11 department chairmen and the NCH medical staff of more than 600 individuals, all of whom are dedicated to helping patients.A second highlight of the annual meeting was the recognition of the COMPASS award nominees: Matthew Baker, M.D. (neurology); H. Kurtis Biggs, D.O. ( orthopedic surgery); Mark Brown, M.D. (infectious disease); Paul Dernbach, M.D. (neurosurgery); Ronald Garry, M.D. (geriatric medicine); Vijay Konda, M.D. (hospitalist medicine); David Lamon, M.D. (general surgery); Holly Miller, M.D. (ob-gyn); Manuel Ortega-Elias, M.D. (neonatology); Carlos Quintero, M.D. (hospitalist medicine); James Scanlon, M.D. (vascular surgery); and C. Todd Vedder, M.D. (pediatrics).These outstanding physicians were recognized by nurses with whom they work. The award recognizes what is great about physicians and nurses working together to create and sustain an environment of care for patients, families and each other. The letters in the name of the award spell out how all of us should conduct ourselves in health care: C is for caring, compassion and collaboration. O is for open, objective and observant. M is for meticulous, mentor and model. P is for professional, pleasant and positive. A is for approachable, appreciative and no attitude. S is for superior skills, standards and sociable. S is for special. Two COMPASS award nominees Drs. Biggs and Konda were overwhelmingly supported for their consistently excellent attitudes and approaches to caring for their patients and fellow NCH staff members. Indeed, they set the example for us all.We live and practice in a rapidly changing environment, as futurist Mr. Kaufman emphasized. Our great physician leaders are partners and collaborators who help us create a better future for all. Dr. Allen Weiss is the president and CEO of NCH Healthcare System. TO YOUR HEALTHAvow offers workshop and continuing edNurses, social workers, spiritual leaders and Stephen ministers are invited to a free workshop about compassion fatigue offered by Avow Hospice from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at Avow headquarters, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples. Lunch is included. The Rev. Dr. James Kirk will lead the Care for Caregivers: Compassion Fatigue Prevention and Resiliency workshop. Attendees will gain an understanding of the causes and effects of compassion fatigue and learn powerful tools to helps them in their roles as caregivers. Reservations are required by Friday, April 27, and can be made by calling 649-3689.Area RNs, LPNs and LCSWs can gain four continuing education credits when Avow offers a Mandatories Marathon session covering domestic violence and medical errors from 5:30-10 p.m. Thursday, May 17.Instructors will be Vickijo Letchworth of the Shelter for Abused Women & Children and Jill Peterson of Avow Hospice. Registration is $45 and includes a light dinner served at 5:30 p.m. Payment will be collected upon arrival and must be cash or check. To reserve a place, call 280-2299 or e-mail Mitzi Adams at celebrate at Lighthouse off Collier Lighthouse of Collier Center for Blindness and Vision Loss celebrates its third birthday with an open house from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at its donated space at 424 Bayfront Place. Brad Marquardt of Magnifying Selections and Optelec are sponsoring the celebration; EJs Cafe at Bayfront and Eat Your Art Out have donated refreshments.The mission of the Lighthouse of Collier is to promote the development, implementation and on-going evaluation of programs and services that foster independence and enhance the quality of life for the blind, visually impaired and their caregivers. To learn more about the programs and services offered, call 430-3934 or visit www. aerobics class offered for Parkinsons patientsThe Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida Inc. offers a class in voice aerobics beginning at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, at PASFi headquarters in Naples. The association holds exercise, speech, dance and art therapy classes at locations in Naples and Bonita Springs for those who suffer from Parkinsons disease. Support programs for families and caregivers are also offered, and various opportunities are available for volunteers at PASFI headquarters. To sign up for the new voice aerobics class or for more information about services and programs offered by PASFi, call Executive Director Ruth Hubing at 417-3465, e-mail or visit www. PASFi headquarters have recently moved into new office space at 1048 Goodlette Road, Suite 201. t t e m c


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We are responding to the increasing need for specialized pediatric services in Southwest Florida by building a new state-of-the-art Childrens Hospital. Our new Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida will house 136 beds and many specialty services to treat the most critically-ill children and their families.For more information on how you can help save a childs life, please call 239-343-6950, or visit Children Close to Home for Health Care NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA32 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2012 Two designers, four models in The Strada at Mercato SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYInterior designer Charlie Hansen and design consultant Rebekah RerrettPikosky of Clive Daniel Home will debut four model residences at The Strada at Mercato from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29. The design experts will offer tips for creating a personalized Naples resort lifestyle in any home. The models were designed with an affinity for the Naples lifestyle, says Todd Kendall, director of developer sales for Premier Sothebys International Realty, the real estate division of The Lutg ert Companies, developer of the Mercato retail and residential community. Each of the four models has two bedrooms and 2 baths. The distinct styles represented are: Tropical Sophistication Inspired by nature, this model has hints of ebony amid earthy shades of taupe and camel. Shabby Chic A look of rustic elegance is achieved with weathered wood and a color palette of sea green and aqua. Asian Fusion A combination of chrome and clean lines with vibrant green accents gives the space a sleek, sophisticated feel. Urban Elegance Straight lines, structural art, color blocking and whiteon-white lacquer furniture embues this residence with a sense of modern luxury. The models share a theme that is both fresh and cheerful, reflecting a lifestyle that I felt was relevant to Naples urban living, says Ms. Rerrett-Pikosky. As part of the Clive Daniel Home/ The Strada partnership, new buyers of two-bedroom residences at The Strada are offered complimentary custom decorating services and a $20,000 gift certificate that can be used for furniture and accessories at the Clive Daniel Home showroom, 2777 Tamiami Trail in Naples. The residences are offered at $599,000 and come with secured parking. Modeled after the European approach to living, with residential over retail, The Strada at Mercato is comprised of 92 residences. There are 11 floor plans with one, two and three bedrooms. Prices range from $390,000 to $1.27 million. All residents enjoy the private rooftop club floor with fitness center, a 52-foot heated pool, spa, gas grills, fire pit and resort lounge seating. The Strada at Mercato sales center is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. MondayFriday and noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 594-9400 or visit www.MercatoNaples. com. Left: Charlie Hansen Tropical Sophistication Urban Elegance Shabby Chic Asian Fusion Right: Rebekah Rerrett-Pikosky


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But every spring, as my field-bred retrievers (who happily swim year-round) greet new dogs at the rivers edge, I see dogs at risk of drowning. Most times, some caution on the part of their owners would prevent any problems. The keys to water safety for dogs: prevention, preparedness and awareness.PreventionNo dog should be given unsupervised access to a backyard pool or a neighborhood pond or creek. Swimming pools are best fenced-off for safety. And if thats not possible, they should be equipped with alarms that sound when the surface of the water is broken by a child or pet falling in. Escape ramps are a great idea, but its better to prevent pets from getting in unsupervised in the first place. Prevention also includes teaching your pet what to do when hes in the pool. Dogs dont understand the idea that the steps are on one side only, and they may tire and drown trying to crawl out the other side. If your pet likes to swim, work with him in the pool to help him learn where the steps are, so he can get out easily. Tip: Put contrasting paint or tape on the fence behind the steps to give your dog a visual clue he can count on. Finally, obedience training is extremely important. Your dog should come when called, even while swimming, so you can call him back before he heads into deeper water or stronger currents. Emergency shortcut: Always carry extra retrieving toys. A dog whos heading out into a dangerous area after a ball or stick can often be lured back to shore with a second item thrown closer in. Its no substitute for training, but it could save your dogs life.PreparednessBefore letting your dog swim in any natural surroundings, survey the area for safety. Rivers and oceans can change frequently, and an area that was safe for swimming one visit can be treacherous the next. Consider currents, tides, underwater hazards and even the condition of the water. In the late summer, algae scum on the top of standing water can be toxic, producing substances that can kill a pet who swallows the tainted water. When in doubt, no swimming. Better safe than sorry. One of the best things you can do is to take courses in first aid and CPR for your pets. Many local Red Cross chapters offer these classes, and some veterinarians may also teach them in your community. A dog whos pulled out near death from drowning may be saved by your prompt actions if you know what to do. If your dog isnt much of a swimmer, or is older or debilitated, get him a personal flotation device. These are especially great for family boating trips because most have sturdy handles for rescue if a pet goes overboard. Awareness Be aware of your dogs condition as he plays. Remember that even swimming dogs can get hot, so bring fresh water and offer it constantly. When your dog is tiring, be sure to call it a day. A tired dog is a good dog, but an exhausted dog is in danger of drowning. Be particularly careful of young and old dogs. Both can get themselves into more trouble than a healthy adult dog with lots of swimming experience. Young dogs can panic in the water, and old dogs may not realize they arent as strong as they used to be. Keep them close to shore, and keep swimming sessions short. Swimming is great exercise and great fun for all, and with these few simple precautions you can keep the cool times coming, with safety in mind. PET TALESSafer swimmingDont assume dogs know the rules for water safety Even dogs who have been good swimmers all their lives can be at risk in the water when theyre older. To adopt or foster a petThis weeks pets are from Collier County Domestic Animal Services. Adoption fees for cats are $60 and dogs are $85 and include sterilization surgery, vaccinations, pet license, ID microchip and a bag of food. Visit DAS at 7610 Davis Blvd. from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. For more information, call 252-7387 or visit >>Muf n is a sweet, affectionate 1-year-old domestic shorthair who keeps her soft, rich coat beautifully groomed.>>Royd is an approximately 6-year-old blue and white American Staffordshire terrier mix who weighs about 70 pounds. A solid, handsome guy with a wonderful disposition, he likes everyone, including cats.>>Selma is an approximately 1-year-old Chihuahua longhair mix. Compact and robust, she weighs about 12 pounds. Shes good on her leash and is alert and friendly with people, cats and other dogs. Shes also a surprisingly effective little guard dog.>>Trevor is a handsome, 9-month-old Maine coon mix who loves to be petted and promises to make a loving companion.Pets of the Week


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2777 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, Florida 34103 239.261.home(4663) Shop Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pm Sunday 12 noon to 5pm design eventsCLIVE DANIELHOME CD Info and online RSVP at, May 1 at 11am Organizing 101-Five Step Process to Organize Anything!Certified Professional Organizer Roxy Hambleton of Positively Organized and Clive Daniel Home Designer Eva Thomas will show the step by step process to organizing! Saturday, May 5 from 11-2pm Mothers DayPamper Your Mother Join us as we host an exclusive event a Spa Day for Moms! With Spa treatments by Purely You Spa. Belts and jewelry by Jennifer Dreznin Originals. A jewelry trunk show by Lorraine Weiss and presentations by the Naples Soap Company featuring products sold exclusively in our Boutique. Your Mom will enjoy this luxurious day!Thursday, May 10 at 11am Color for You and Your Home!Need a splash of color for your home and your wardrobe? CDH Designer Maria Penetta teams up with personal stylist Tamra Nash of Extra-Ordinary Image to find the right color for you. Tuesday, May 15 at 11am Bring in the May FlowersBrighten up your living space with pops of color and floral prints! Clive Daniel Home Designer Ingrid DeVillers and our Nessen fabric expert will show you the wonderful effects floral prints can have on your mood and your home!Tuesday, May 22 at 11am and 2pm Model Tour: Toscano at Treviso Bay Join Clive Daniel Home Interior Designers Susan Petril and Brittany Molandes as they guide you through this chic model residence and provide insight into the design process. This event is offsite. Call early to reserve your space and no cameras, please. Thursday, May 24 at 11am Fit and Scale for Both You and Y our HomeCDH Designer Michael Scott and personal stylist Tamra Nashman of Extra-Ordinary Image help you find the best styles and shapes for your figure and for your room tailoring very stylish solutions!Tuesday, May 29 at 11am Tile, Carpet or Wood Flooring?Need help deciding what kind of flooring will be best for you? In this informative seminar, Clive Daniel Home Designer Susan Petril presents the myriad of flooring options available as she helps you to understand color, material, stone, wood, tile and carpet choices. Thursday, May 31 at 11am Outdoor Living in the HeatWith the long hot summer just around the corner, make the most of your outdoor living space during our sultry Florida season! Join CDH Designer Michael Hayes as he shares techniques to care for, clean and enjoy your patio furniture and outdoor areas.Four Model Open House Tours! Please join us on Saturday April 28 and Sunday April 29 from Noon to 5pm at The Strada at Mercato located at the intersection of Vanderbilt Beach Road and Tamiami Trail North as The Lutgert Companies and Clive Daniel Home showcase the exceptional designs of four exclusive model residences!Meet the Designers SeminarsThursday, May 3 11am and 2pm Meet Clive Daniel Home Interior Designer Charlie Hansen and Design Consultant Rebekah Errett-Pikosky as they guide you through a progressive tour of four new model residences at The Strada at Mercato and explain their design ideas and elements for each model. This is a day of design you wont want to miss! RSVP required.


House HuntingThis waterfront beauty ideal for boaters and beachgoers can be yours for $1.95 million. B11 The Barristers Ball A benefit for Legal Aid Services, and more business events. B7-9 INSIDE On the MoveWhos going where, doing what on the local business scene. B4 BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE LOCAL BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE INDUSTRIES BSECTIONWEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2012 More than 180 community and government leaders celebrated the start of construction for Arthrexs $25 million surgical device and implant manufacturing facility in eastern Collier County near Ave Maria. Arthrex Manufacturing East will incorporate the latest in design and manufacturing technology for orthopedic surgical devices and implants of the future. According to a press release, 400-500 new jobs will be established there by 2016. The first phase investment of 190,000 square feet is scheduled for completion in spring 2013; the second phase will add 120,000 square feet within two to three years. This project is another step in fulfilling Arthrexs community mission of Making People Better through healthcare innovation, new job creation and retention, employee well being and charitable giving, Reinhold Schmieding, founder and president, told the crowd at the groundbreaking ceremony. Attendees also heard from Blake Gable, co-president of Barron Collier Companies; Collier County Commissioner Jim Coletta; State Rep. and incoming speaker of the Florida House of Representatives Will Weatherford; and Gov. Rick Scott. Also in attendance were State Reps. Matt Hudson and Kathleen Passidomo and Collier County Commissioners Fred Coyle, Donna Fiala and Tom Henning. We thank the community for its support of Arthrex and this project, and we are proud to contribute to the economic future of Ave Maria and eastern Collier County, Mr. Schmieding said. He also recognized Barron Collier Companies for its donation of 21 acres of land for the expansion. With headquarters off Immokalee Road in Naples, Arthrex is a worldwide leader in sports medicine product development and educational services for orthopedic surgeons. The company has developed more than 6,000 products for arthroscopic and minimally invasive orthopedic surgical procedures, and those products are marketed worldwide. For more information, visit Arthrex breaks ground for facility in eastern Collier County food food trucks trucks rolling rolling into into town townBY NANCI THEORETFlorida Weekly Correspondent THE MOBILE FOOD UNIVERSE HAS expanded well beyond those hot dog stands and neighborhoodroving Good Humor vans of yesteryear. The number of food trucks, which dish out an international menu of cuisine, some on the verge of gourmet, has been increasing nationally and here in Southwest Florida. These moveable meals are not only ideal for the 9-to-5er who simply has to plunk down a few dollars for a lunch-hour gyro, pad Thai hamburger, and, yes, even a hot dog, but also for the amateur or professional chef who doesnt have the commitment and overhead of a stationary restaurant.SEE TRUCKS, B5 HouseHunting

PAGE 38 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2012 We are a direct lender offering the following loan products: Making dreams come true... SW Floridas Fastest Growing Mortgage Bank! Microsoft closed at $32.42 on Friday, April 25. At that price level, the stock is trading at a 2.5 percent yield and at a multiple to earnings of 11 times, but only nine times earnings if balance sheet cash is deducted from the markets valuation. Last week, Microsoft reported its most recent quarters revenue, beating expectations. Behind the numbers was evidence that enterprise chief information officers are seemingly making long term commitments to Microsofts 2012 roll out of new enterprise product. The stock is up some 25 percent since the beginning of 2012. Investors were happy for the uptick in news and stock price after years of disappointments. The story of Microsoft is a B.C. and A.D. story, as in before and after 2000, the year the tech bubble burst. Microsofts glories and growth pre-2000 were followed by ignominious failures and corporate nonevents too boring to be told after 2000. Microsoft was the best-known tech name in the world. Then came a resurgence in Apple and the newbies of Google and Facebook; Microsoft went from first place as tech leader to, at best, fourth place. Microsoft was once the stock taking shareholders to the moon, making retirement plans look easy and happen sooner until it fell from grace and it is still floundering to find a vehicle for growth. Microsoft clearly was led by one of the worlds greatest entrepreneurs turned corporate mogul turned mega billionaire, Bill Gates, until Bill chose as his replacement as CEO Steve Ballmer, who until now has led the company nowhere. In investment parlance, super geek was followed by super dork. Microsoft revolutionized computing through its software both enterprise, home and school computing; in making its software ubiquitous, it became deeply entrenched in the tech platforms of corporations around the world as these companies used Microsoft software development tools to develop company-specific software needs. Its hard to reverse these deeply entrenched practices. In recent years, there have been tech growth opportunities in which Microsoft has not showed or has failed. The business marketplace has moved toward cloud computing and the consumer, especially the younger consumers, moved to smart phones/mobile computing with Apples iPhone, until Google played catch up with the Android (And we all know that that the young consumer is the demographic sweet spot that buys the next, new, great, hot tech, even if it takes all of their disposable income to make the very expensive purchase.) Now most tech companies with hasbeen stories would have turned into a tech bygone. RIMM/ Blackberry is a perfect example of this. But the unique feature about Microsoft has been that it was so incredibly dominant and profitable in the enterprise/office software space that there was no end to its cash flow aflowin (estimated to be $30 billion in cash flow in 2012). It was in a segment of the market that was not being eroded as mobile computing was initially additive to the consumers tech necessities, as was the tablet was initially additive to a business persons needed gadgets. These additive gadgets are now replacing laptop needs as mobile and tablet computing has become so powerful. So while all of this was happening in the past 12 years, while all in the tech world seemed to be passing them by, Microsoft remained enormously profitable. And besides the big cash flows carrying them operationally, the cash flow allowed payment of a dividend. Compared to U.S. bonds, 2.5 percent is a pretty hefty yield and one that can possibly increase. Microsoft stock has lifted some 20 percent since the beginning of the year. Some large hedge funds have taken positions in the stock, looking for the soon-to-be-released Windows 8 to offer a whole new look and functionality and as leverage into the mobile and tablet market segments. If Microsoft does not make headway into these latter markets, it might become a tech dinosaur. Microsoft has to get cell and tablet product right if its too late for the U.S., its still not too late for places such as China. If you go online and look at some YouTube video coverage of recent Microsoft corporate presentations, you will see the new look of Windows 8 has a lot of Facebook interfaces. (Yes, the younger generation is ALL about Facebook.) Microsoft has a an equity interest in Facebook and already collaborated with Microsofts such that Facebook users wanting a search engine were directed to BING, Microsofts search engine as opposed to the industrys dominant player, Google. One of the biggest parts of the Microsoft stock controversy has been the role or non-role of Steve Ballmer. His string of non-successes is long (except for XBox) and many cannot understand why clearly one of the brightest guys ever, Gates, has stuck with him. Under Ballmer, the worlds greatest tech company with all the resources conceivably available to a company that lost all the great growth opportunities of the past 10 years to Apple and Google. So there are possible merits to Microsoft beyond bond-like elements but rip-roaring stock performance after a 25 percent move might be too much to expect. However, clearly Microsoft is attracting money as a value stock. Consult your adviser as to Microsofts suitability and as to the accuracy of all material facts. There is a substantial risk of loss in trading futures and options on futures contracts. Past performance is not indicative of future results. This article is provided for informational purposes only. 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ATTENTION INVESTORSDID A COMPANY, BROKERAGE FIRM, FINANCIAL ADVISOR, OR BANK CAUSE YOU TO LOSE MORE THAN $100,000 OF YOUR LIFE SAVINGS IN ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING INVESTMENTS: GILMAN LAW LLP NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2012 ON THE MOVE Bridget Paterno, marketing manager for SchenkelShultz Architecture operating from the firms Naples office, has been promoted to associate of the firm. Awards & Recognition Dax Enterprises Inc., a provider of administrative support services, and owner Kena Yoke have received the 2011 All Star Award from Constant Contact Inc. in recognition of exemplary results using Constant Contact e-mail and event marketing tools and online survey tools. The Ted Todd Insurance Agency has won the Allstate Agency Achievement Award for the Florida region for achieving the highest standards in customer satisfaction, customer retention and profitable business growth. Banking Scott Koenig has joined Shamrock Bank of Florida as vice president-sales manager. Originally from Covington Ky., he holds a bachelors degree in business administration and economics from Thomas More College and has resided in Southwest Florida for 13 years. His community involvement includes Boys and Girls Club of Lee County, Youth Haven, San Carlos Little League and Estero Youth Baseball. PHOTO Board Appointments Tiffany Lehman, agent and founder of Insurance Source of Naples, has joined the board of directors of Naples Equestrian Challenge. A Naples native, Ms. Lehman graduated from the University of Florida. She began working in the insurance industry in 2007 and launched Insurance Source of Naples in 2009 with Donna MacNiven and Judy Campbell.Barbara Barry and Karl Wyss have joined the board of directors for Opera Naples. A community volunteer and philanthropist, Ms. Barry has served as a member of the board for the Pittsburgh Opera and the Pittsburgh Symphony Association. She has experience in marketing, public relations, development and special events. Mr. Wyss is a past chairman and CEO of Thermadyne Inc. He has served in executive positions with Donaldson, Lufkin, Jenrette Merchant Banking (later Credit Suisse First Boston), Automatic Data Processing and McKinsey & Co. His community involvement includes Habitat for Humanity of Collier County and the International Mens Club of Collier County. He holds an MBA from New York University, and a degree in economics and law from the University of Zurich, Switzerland. Ms. Barry and Mr. Wyss join current Opera Naples board members Tom Moran, Jerry Goldberg, Frank Ibarra, Roger Baker, Jerry Grace, Janice Burrus, Anne Vitale, Ronald Lukowiak, Livio Ferrari and Joseph McMackin. Steve McIntire, general manager of Park Shore Resort, has been elected president of the Collier County Lodging & Tourism Alliance. Other officers are: Joseph DiNunzio, the Gulfcoast Inn, vice president; Thomas White, Whites Lodging, secretary/treasurer; Clark Hill, the Hilton Naples, past president; and directors Darren Robertshaw, the Trianon Hotel Company; Mac Chaudhry, the Hilton Marco Island; Rick Medwedeff, the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort & Spa; Darryll Adams, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort; and Hunter Hansen, the Waldorf Astoria Naples and the Edgewater Beach Hotel. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce announces the following officers and board members will take office June 1: Michael Wynn, Sunshine Ace Hardware, chairman; Dudley Goodlette, Edison State College, chair elect; Katie Sproul, Barron Collier Companies, past chair; and Colleen Murphy, Community Foundation of Collier County, vice chair-board development and strategic alliances. Officers continuing terms are: Tom Buckley, Naples Day Surgery, vice chair-Finance; Carol Conway, CRS Technology Consultants, vice chair-marketing and membership; Bud Hornbeck, Lutgert Insurance, vice chair-resource; Bill Spinelli, Titan Custom Homes, vice chair-public policy co-chair; John Passidomo, Cheffy Passidomo, vice chair-public policy co-chair; and Jim Warnken, CPA, vice chair-research. Board member elected or re-elected for a three-year term are: Dank Fink, The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida; Tom Graney, Fidelity Investments; Dan Lavender, Moorings Park; Kurt Mattox, Wells Fargo; Edmundo Muniz, Kirax Corp.; Bob Murray; Collier County Manager Leo Ochs; Collier County Schools Superintendent Kamela Patton; Julie Principato, Nordstroms; John Schmieding, Arthrex; Leroy Sullivan, TECO Peoples Gas; and Kathleen van Bergen, the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Health Care Gastroenterologist Michael Cohen has joined Physicians Regional Medical Group, a strategic affiliate of Physicians Regional Healthcare System. Dr. Cohen earned his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School. He completed his internal medicine internship and residency at Northwestern McGaw Medical Center and a fellowship at Jackson Memorial Hospital and University of Miami Affiliated Hospitals. In private practice since 1989, he is certified by the American Board of Gastroenterology, the American Board of Internal Medicine and the National Board of Medical Examiners. Architecture Koenig Lehman Cohen


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His mobile Gyros & Chicken Grill sells beef, chicken and lamb gyros, souvlaki, vegetarian pitas, chicken schnitzel and a dozen or so additional items from a truck that would seem just as at home at a local carnival. A one-man operation, Mr. Kukla sells about 500 gyros a week. The sandwiches, which average about $7 each, account for 80 percent of his business, which he says is good. Former executive chef Scott Sopher made the leap from resort and restaurant kitchens to food truck operator in February 2011, after testing the concept during weekend farmers markets. I started the truck part time in November 2010 with every intention of leaving the hotel business, he says. At the time, there was no other truck on the road consistently except the cupcake truck in Cape Coral. The timing seemed right. Mr. Sopher, whose Nosh Truck has earned a cult following throughout Southwest Florida, still sticks mostly to farmers markets, selling his popular pad Thai beef burgers and Korean BBQ pork sliders at six weekly venues from Marco and Sanibel islands to Fort Myers. Known for fresh and unique food, Mr. Sopher shops local farmers markets for produce and makes each item to order in the truck, which he purchased used. I can prepare anything a person in a restaurant can, he says.The hoopsFood trucks arent exactly free to roam the open road. Zoning laws restrict them from pulling alongside a sidewalk or parking in a empty parking lot. Theyre also subject to the same state regulations as hotels and restaurants, undergo quarterly health inspections and must be affiliated with a licensed commercial kitchen or commissary. Once you start going through the county, you realize you cant really park anywhere you want, says Mr. Sopher. Thats why I got more into farmers markets; you have a captive audience. Mr. Kukla pays rent to park his truck in Cape Coral. For Dawn Haymans, it took five months to jump through all the hoops and rigamarole required by the city, county and state to get approval for the New York-style hot dog cart she opened in December 2003 at Gilchrist Park in Punta Gorda. As a newly arrived Miami transplant, she saw the stand as an opportunity to get to know her new community. And thats exactly what she did, from day one. I didnt expect to get the first customer, she recalls. Surprisingly I did great. I was very surprised by the reception of the downtown community at me being there. There hadnt been a vendor in Gilchrist for a long time and everyone was excited to have someone there again. I really got to know everybody. It became a ministry for me. When Hurricane Charley rendered the park unusable, Ms. Haymans was hired by Palm Auto Mall to provide hot dogs for its crew of employees working to reopen the business. Their insurance company paid them to pay me to give away hot dogs, she says. It was the only hot meal some of these guys were getting.Costs and benefitsA food truck costs a fraction of the start-up expenses for a restaurant from $100,000 to $300,000 versus $30,000 to $80,000, by some accounts. My wife is from the restaurant business; you spend and lot of time and never have much money in your pocket, says Mr. Kukla. My business is small and I make a profit. I can feed my family and pay my bills Solo entrepreneurs typically show a higher profit margin, simply because they dont have a payroll. I run my truck by myself. My wife and kids, neighbors and friends will help out when needed, says Mr. Sopher. Day to day, its just me. There are a lot of people out there who buy a truck and hire three guys to run it. Theyre not going to make any money. Mr. Sophers largest business expenses are the fees associated with participating at five weekly markets. Ditto for Michael della Camera, a professional vendor who has been operating hot dog stands, ice cream trucks and concessionaires since his days in England. He says the profitability of his Liberty Concessions is being sapped by wannabes fly-by-night mom-andpop upstarts who may or may not have proper licensing. It seems like people who have been laid off of work think this is something they can do, Mr. della Camera says. They just dont understand how tough it can be out there. Theyre weekend warriors. These people who pop up on the corner piss me off because I pay for my licenses. Mr. della Camera spent $1,600 to operate four food booths at last weekends block party in Punta Gorda but was prevented from serving some items because others had already staked their claim. What really burns me up are these people who have a tent and a George Foreman grill and want to make tacos, he says. Someone like me comes along and I could have made money but I didnt have the opportunity because weekend warriors are there. Mr. della Camera also operates food concessions for Tampa Rays spring training games and runs the soft-serve ice cream truck at the Stone Crab games through August. He says hes likely to sideline the truck from making neighborhood rounds this summer. The profit is not as much as it used to be because of the price of gas and dairy products now. Insurance, all that stuff adds up, he says. The truck could make $150 but with gas and everything it would be about $20. During the height of her Its a Hot Dog Day business, Ms. Haymans operated a second hot dog stand at Ponce de Leon Park and employed six others. She was met with more bureaucratic resistance in 2009, when the city awarded the twoyear Gilchrist lease to another vendor while Ms. Haymans says she was honeymooning. She also had to fight city hall to get them to rescind a recommendation not to renew her contract at Ponce de Leon a move the city favored because of late payments.Spreading the newsMr. Sopher is helping to promote Southwest Floridas new-found food truck culture by organizing rallies throughout the area. So far, hes staged events at the Seminole Casino Immokalee and established a third-Saturdayof-the-month event in Cape Coral that typically attracts local and South Florida food trucks. This weekend, he and a handful of other mobile food vendors will participate in a rally at the Naples Botanical Garden. Participants will include Cape Corals The Germans and Miami-area Dolce Gourmet Cupcakes, Miami Spice Grill and Mobile Culinary Kitchen. Theres also a Cinco de Mayo event planned at the Naples Fort Myers Greyhound Track. The events are designed to introduce locals to the variety of fare offered by food trucks and ultimately to increase business. Its like a taste of the town but a thousand times better, says Mr. Sopher. You get to try all types of food. Its like a tailgate party with high-end food. I love doing rallies with trucks from Miami, and trading food. I always encourage my customers to try others. They can have mine any time. The typical day of a food truck chef/operator can be long. Mr. Sopher sees most of his customers around lunchtime, although hes physically stationed at a market or event seven to eight hours a day. More mobile vendors like Cape Corals Cakes, Bakes & More cupcake truck, turn their location into a Wheres-Waldomeets-geocaching adventure, tweeting or posting online their geographic coordinates. Mr. Kukla, whos open nine hours most days, has two business spurts. A lot of businesspeople stop by at lunch, some three times a week, he says. Other people drive for miles to pick up something and take home for dinner. Its also hard work. Mr. Sopher often logs 12to 15-hour days. I work more at this than I did running a hotel, he says. Theres a lot more to it: extra outside prep and shopping. Its my full-time job now. I cant complain because I love what I do. TRUCKSFrom page 1COURTESY PHOTOA sampling of the dishes served at Gyros & Chicken Grill, a food truck on Cape Coral Parkway.COURTESY PHOTOThe Nosh Truck has earned a cult following throughout Southwest Florida. COURTESY PHOTODawn Haymans hot dog cart.

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GOLDEN GATE ESTATES!Sits on 1.14 acres in Naples. 4 bedroom 2 Baths home has no garage. Garage is an extra room. 2460 square feet. Plenty of room for a pool................................................. $127,000 CAPE CORAL MULTI-FAMILY INVESTMENT!Location! Location! Location! This all tiled, 2bed, 2-bath duplex is centrally located, minutes from shopping & the Mid-point Bridge City utilities paid!............................ $120,000 TENNIS ANYONE?Fabulous, 1st floor, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, with Den, condo in Banyan Trace. Fully furnished. Screened lanai. New A/C & Air Handler in 2011............................................... $119,900 CAPE CORAL, FLORIDA!Entertain in this pool home*Storm shutters, generator electrical box, wind resistance rating of 61*Other features wet bar in living area, soaking tub............................ $115,000 SIMPLY CHARMING!Great starter home. 3/2/2 with city utilities. Maniblock plumbing, Split Plan, hurricane shutters, wind rated garage door, greatroom, all appliances included...................... $90,000 INCOME PROPERTY?1/1 DUPLEX CONVENIENTLY LOCATED IN FT MYERS. BOTH UNITS HAVE TENANTS IN PLACE. NEW ROOF 1993, REPLUMBED 1995. BATHROOMS UPDATED. SELLER FINANCING WITH 20% DOWN.............................. $89,900 NORTH FORT MYERS!LOTS of ROOM and MOVE IN READY! Located in Beautiful Lake Arrowhead. Fully updated. Low Monthly HOA with community pool!........ $89,000 3BR/2BA!Move in ready-PERFECT for snowbirds!! Turnkey furnished in Lehigh. Built in 2006, 1420 sq.ft under air. Call for appt, you won't be disappointed................................ $85,000 CODE 125 CODE 126 CODE 127 CODE 128 CODE 129 CODE 130 CODE 131 CODE 132 Dear Century 21 Birchwood: We would like to take a minute to thank Steve Chesser for making the buying of our new Cape Coral home a seamless process and for making the experience a pleasant one. Steve's personal touch and professionalism were both spot on and greatly appreciated. We look forward to working with Century 21 Birchwood in the future and will recommend Steve to all my friends, family and associates. Warm regards, Helene Dear Sir: I would like to say thank you for all the help and consideration that was given me by your company's Realtor, Joan Bronston. She went out of her way to help me find an apartment that I would be comfortable in and I know I will enjoy making this my home. She is a real jewel. Thank you, F.E. Geiger Dear Birchwood, I met Andrea Quilter while looking for a house to remodel. I was immediately impressed with her knowledge of the area and her honesty. She recommended that we look in various areas and her recommendations proved correct and immensely valuable to my wife and me. Since that first property, we continue to talk to Andrea and will continue to work with her as we aquire more properties. Best regards, E. E. Bliss Dear Carolyn (Chesser) We can't thank you enough for your help and patience over the past 2 years (we can't believe it's been 2 years since we met!) You have gone above and beyond for us in our quest to find the perfect home. We truly appreciate all ofthe photos, information and advice that you have given on our search. You helped put our minds at ease! ! You have not only been a wonderful Realtor but a wonderful friend as well! Sincerely, Vey & Rick To Fran Davis, Manager Regarding your agent, Dawn Grummel, Realtor Thank you Dawn for all your guidance and consultative advice as we searched for our Florida property and settled in on SW Cape Coral. We truly appreciate your willingness to go the extra mile for your client. We have been so impressed with your unsolicited helpfulness that we have been telling all our friends to go with you as the Realtor of choice in Cape Coral and surrounding areas. Your professionalism is unmatched in the industry; so is your commitment to your client. Your non-hurried approach and Southern Florida charm really appealed to us as Canadians. What more can we say? We will call you again when we buy or sell our next property. Thank you so much! Catherine and Michael G Toronto Dont Take Our Word For It, Read What Our Clients Have To Say


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. Picture Perfec View...Try my new SMS text codes to view a detailed mobile website of these listings HIGH POINT COUNTY CLUB 5 HIGHPOINT CIR. W #312Rarely available 2BR/2BA residence with triple sized lanai o ered turnkey furnished in a bundled golf community only 1 mile from the beach. O ered at $132,000. Kay Miller 239-898-3693. 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 $1,950,000. Text T326801 to 85377 CROWN POINTE EAST 2078 CROWN POINTE BLVD ESpectacular lake views! Contemporary style pool home with over 2900 sq. ft. is well kept 2+DEN/3BA home o ers 22ft. of soaring ceilings, newer A/C, carpet in the bedrooms & more. O ered at $347,900 Kay Miller 239-896-3693. 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. O ered at $1,074,000. Text T327038 to 85377 EMERALD LAKES 7156 MILL POND CIRCLEIncredibly priced 3BR/2BA residence with southern exposure, 11 ceilings, granite counters & tile throughout with room for pool. O ered at $229,500.Text T327122 to 85377 PENDING MARTINIQUE CLUB IN MOORINGS 3003 GULF SHORE BLVD N, #201Panoramic view over swaying palms, sandy beach and Gulf from this 3BR/3BA unit on the 2nd oor. Direct beach access, pool and more! O ered at $995,000. PENDING


Come see our gorgeous model home today. Open Mon Sat: 10 AM 5 PM, Sun: 11 AM 5 PM.Single-family homes from 2,062 to over 3,000 sq. ft. starting at $299,990. Single-family home designs ranging from two to ve bedrooms in this exclusive gated North Naples community DESIRABLE NORTH NAPLES LOCATION!Located on Vanderbilt Beach Road, east of I-75 and west of 951.239.514.2706*Offer only valid for rm and binding contracts between 1/1/2012 and 4/30/2012 with qualifying oor plans. Binding contracts must be submitted and approved by Black Bear Ridge Naples, LLC (Black Bear Ridge). Non-qualifying oor plans shall receive a $30,000 credit towards a Black Bear Ridge pool selection. The $30,000 dollars is based on current retail value. Black Bear Ridge is not responsible for late, incomplete or misdirected contracts. Black Bear Ridge shall determine and designate qualifying oor plans in its sole and absolute discretion; which is nal and non-appealable. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.A pool is included with every home purchase, a Retail Value up to $30,000* A POOLWITH EVERY HOME! Developer of the Black Bear RidgeBROKER PARTICIPATION WELCOMED. ORAL REPRESENTATION CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. BLACK BEAR RIDGE DEVELOPED BY BLACK BEAR RIDGE NAPLES, LLC MEMBER OF THE STOCK DEVELOPMENT FAMILY OF COMPANIES. THE RENDERINGS, DESIGNS AND OTHER DEPICTIONS MAY BE OF LOCATIONS OR ACTIVITIES NOT ON THE PROPERTY HOWEVER, ARE BASED ON CURRENT DEVELOPMENT PLANS AND ARE FOR THE PURPOSE OF ILLUSTRATION ONLY AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.When Quality Matters Fort Denaud14801 Palm Beach Blvd Suite 100 Fort Myers, FL 33905 Riverfront Acre Gated Community $109,000Jim GreenDenis HouckMikael Johansson Ft. Myers Beach Bayfront3BR/3Bath Dock Pool Immaculate $695,000


*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!* 04252612-961ORAL 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 woul d otherwise be prohibited by law. Prices, plans, artists rend erings, photos, land uses, dimensions, specications, improvemen ts, 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. Discover Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club, an award-winning fusion of architecture, waterfront homes, ve-star resort style amenities and vibrant lifestyle. Water-ski, sail or sh on the 700 acre freshwater lake, 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. New homes from $600,000 to over $5 million.


ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, M AKE REFERENCE TO THIS BROCHURE AND TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSE. EQUAL HOUSINGOPPORTUNITY ,, The New Wave In Luxury Living Take Wiggins Pass Road To Vanderbilt Drive 13675 Vanderbilt Drive at Wiggins Pass Road239.591.2727 | aqua-naples.com3 MODELS OPEN DAILYPACTRealtyOFFERED EXCLUSIVELY BYAqua represents the ultimate Naples lifestyle with large (3,500-plus square feet of living space), threeand four-bedroom luxury residences featuring breath-taking water views, boat slips with direct access to the Gulf, on-site concierge, a spectacular sky lounge, state-of-the-art theatre, and more. With only 48 residences, its just minutes away from Naples renowned beaches, shopping and restaurants. Prices start at $1,175,000. T h N h h h h h Pelican Isle III #803: Expansive water views, turnkey furnished, 2428SF. $759,000 INTEGRITY EXPERTISE DIRECTION FOR REAL ESTATEAMERIVEST 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 #601: 3050SF, end unit, 2 lg. wrap around lanais, Views! $989,000 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, April 29nd 1-4pm


Fiddlers Residential, LLC, Fiddlers Creek Realty, Inc. Licensed Real Estate Broker. ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER, BROKER OR SELLER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, MAKE REFERENCE TO THIS BROCHURE AND, IF APPLICABLE, THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY FLORIDA LAW TO BE FURNISHED TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. All features, amenities, prices and availability are subject to change without conditions and changes. Ownership of property within Fiddlers Creek does not entitle an Owner to any right, title, interest or otherwise to use all planned Club facilities, but rather an opportunity to join, subject to the payment of assessments, fees a nd applicable regulations. Development and construction of these facilities is contingent upon receipt of all applicable governmental permits and approvals. All club facilities and the private golf courses as presently proposed are not constructed nor will all proposed facilities be located within the property encompassed in the Fiddlers Creek PUD. Development and construction of these facilities is contingent upon receipt of all applicable governmental permits and approvals. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY Amador Marengo M Serena Millbrook M Callista ALL NEW FLOOR PLANS ALL NEW PRICING ALL NEW BUILDERS: D.R. HORTON, LENNAR, STOCK CONSTRUCTION Single Family Homes 1,840 2,738 A/C sq. ft. From $379,990AMADOR by D.R. Horton Single Family Homes 1,649 2,246 A/C sq. ft. From $369,990MILLBROOK by Lennar Single Family Homes 2,583 3,522 A/C sq. ft. From $484,990CHIASSO by D.R. Horton Single Family Homes 2,800 3,659 A/C sq. ft. From $599,990RUNAWAY BAY by Lennar Fiddlers Creek Sales Center Mon. to Sat. 9am to 6pm Sun. 10am to 5pm (239)732-9300 8152 Fiddlers Creek Parkway, Naples, Florida 34114 Located on Collier Boulevard on the way to Marco PLUS... MOVE-IN READY HOMES SOLD SOLD SOLD VILLAGE/ADDRESS DESCRIPTION PRICECallista 2745 Callista Mar Way, #6-204 3BR/3BA 3,029 A/C Sq. Ft. 439,000 2731 A viamar Cir cle, #10-101 3BR/3BA 2,502 A/C Sq. Ft. 320,000 2731 Aviamar Circle, #10-104 3BR/3BA 2,502 A/C Sq. Ft. 299,000 2718 Callista Court, #12-101 3BR/3BA 2,502 A/C Sq. Ft. 310,000 2710 Callista Court, #14-204 3BR/3BA 3,029 A/C Sq. Ft. 399,000 2713 Callista Court, #15-101 3BR/3BA 2,502 A/C Sq. Ft. 295,000 2713 Callista Court, #15-102 3BR/3BA 2,237 A/C Sq. Ft. 285,000 2713 Callista Court, #15-201 3BR/3BA 3,029 A/C Sq. Ft. 379,000 2713 Callista Court, #15-202 3BR/3BA 2,512 A/C Sq. Ft. 339,000 2717 Callista Court, #16-102 3BR/3BA 2,237 A/C Sq. Ft. 300,000 2717 Callista Court, #16-204 3BR/3BA 3,029 A/C Sq. Ft. 369,000 2721 Callista Court, #17-101 3BR/3BA 2,502 A/C Sq. Ft. 289,000 2721 Callista Court, #17-103 3BR/3BA 2,237 A/C Sq. Ft. 300,000 2721 Callista Court, #17-203 3BR/3BA 2,512 A/C Sq. Ft. 339,000Millbrook 3094 Aviamar Circle 3BR/2BA 1,876 A/C Sq. Ft. 675,000 3086 A viamar Cir cle 3BR/3BA 2,524 A/C Sq. Ft. 775,000 Cranberry Crossing 9016 Cherry Oaks Trail 3BR/3BA 1,876 A/C Sq. Ft. 359,000Cotton Green 3817 Cotton Green Path Dr. 3BR/2BA 1,900 A/C Sq. Ft. 295,000 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD VILLAGE/ADDRESS DESCRIPTION PRICEAmador Newly Released by D.R. Horton 9213 Campanile Circle 3BR/2BA 1,840 A/C Sq. Ft. 413,000 9209 Campanile Circle 3BR/2BA 2,159 A/C Sq. Ft. 473,542Serena 3176 Serena Lane, #15-201 3BR/3BA 3,010 A/C Sq. Ft. 359,000 3160 Serena Lane, #19-101 3BR/3BA 2,408 A/C Sq. Ft. 299,000 3160 Serena Lane, #19-102 3BR/3BA 2,408 A/C Sq. Ft. 309,000 3160 Serena Lane, #19-201 3BR/3BA 3,010 A/C Sq. Ft. 339,000 Marengo 3146 Aviamar Circle, #1-102 3BR/3BA 2,100 A/C Sq. Ft. 239,000 3138 Aviamar Circle, #3-202 3BR/3BA 2,200 A/C Sq. Ft. 249,000 3123 Aviamar Circle, #6-202 3BR/3BA 2,200 A/C Sq. Ft. 259,000 3035 Aviamar Circle, #9-201 3BR/3.5BA 2,488 A/C Sq. Ft. 265,000 3035 Aviamar Circle, #9-203 3BR/3BA 2,200 A/C Sq. Ft. 259,000 3031 Marengo Court, #10-103 3BR/3BA 2,100 A/C Sq. Ft. 339,000 3031 Marengo Court, #10-203 3BR/3BA 2,200 A/C Sq. Ft. 359,000 3031 Marengo Court, #10-204 3BR/3.5BA 2,488 A/C Sq. Ft. 379,000 3032 Marengo Court, #11-102 3BR/3BA 2,100 A/C Sq. Ft. 259,000 3032 Marengo Court, #11-103 3BR/3BA 2,100 A/C Sq. Ft. 229,000 3032 Marengo Court, #11-201 3BR/3.5BA 2,488 A/C Sq. Ft. 275,000 3032 Marengo Court, #11-202 3BR/3BA 2,200 A/C Sq. Ft. 234,000 3032 Marengo Court, #11-203 3BR/3BA 2,200 A/C Sq. Ft. 234,000 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD PRE-CONSTRUCTION FROM THE $300sA Million-Dollar Lifestyle at a Fraction of the Price!


Got Download?The iPad AppIts FREE! Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.comSearch Florida Weekly in the iTunes App Store today.iPad is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. All rights reserved. Its Local. Its Entertaining. Its Mobile. Jacki Strategos SRES, G.R.I., Richard Droste Realtor239-572-5117rddsmd@comcast.netSpacious & open w/soaring ceilings. Great split plan., 2 br/2 ba + den. Awesome property. Mystic Greens-Lely $323,900 EXQUISITE FURNISHINGSBeautiful layout. 1,880 s.f. located on 1st oor. 2 br/ 2 ba/ 2 car garage.Hawthornes Lely $244,900LAKE VIEWOne of a kind charm. Unique 2 br/2 ba. Condo, direct access waterway. Multiple balconies. Model Village $239,000 NEW LISTING Illustrated Properties 239.287.6732 239.370.8687 Style and value in one package! 4BR,3BA plus den, Windsor model offers formal dining and living room, updated kitchen,granite, newer appliances, large tile in living areas, large screened lanai with private pool and lake views! $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. $518,000 Capri with pool. 2 bedroom, 2 baths, 2 car and bridge views from pool area. $244,000 Tarpon Bay Condo available. Excellent amenitiespool, tennis, $159,000 TARPON BAY Capri villa 2 BR,2BA with new custom kitchen, 20 inch tile on diagonal, full hurricane protection, views of 3 bridges!! Furnishings Available. $289,900 Oakmont 3BR,2.5 BA with custom kitchen and custom pool, east facing lanai, quick closing available. $399,000 Special Oakmont 3BR,2.5BA plus den for kitchen, newer appliances, new A/C and hot water heater, pool with stamped concrete deck, quiet location. $399,000 Under 100k!!! Small condo community with pool. 2 bedroom, 2 bath condofurnished for $89,000!!! PEPPERWOOD Popular Capri 2BR, 2BA, 2-Car attached garage and is just prefect for a full time residence or occasional vacation home! The villa offers tile in all living areas, protection, and a large screened lanai with private heated pool and lake views! $254,000 PENDING SALE Pristine Pool Home! 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. OWNER WILL CONSIDER ALL REASONABLE OFFERS. $465,000 PENDING SALE PENDING SALE Island Walk Chris & Diane Lecca Saturnia Lakes #1 REALTORS 239.776.5423 Saturnia Lakes is an amenity rich, gated, resort-style living community with Clubhouse featuring 3 Pools, Jacuzzi, Gym, Dance Studio, Massage rooms, saunas, Billiards room, Card room, Grande Ballroom, 4 Clay Tennis Courts, Playground and Basketball courts. Discover Saturnia Lakes Today! 1459 Palma Blanca Court. $700,000. 4 Bed + Loft, 3.5 Bath, 3 Car, 3773 Sq Ft. 1845 Senegal Date Drive. $485,000 5 Bed, 3 Bath, 3 Car, 3338 Sq Ft. 1414 King Sago Court. $499,000 4 Bed, 3 Bath, 3 Car, 2616 Sq Ft. 2230 Campestre Terrace. $375,000. 4 Bed, 2.5 Bath, 2719 Sq Ft. 2399 Butter y Palm Drive $375,000 5 Bed, 3 Bath, 3 Car, 2904 Sq Ft. Spring into Saturina Lakes 1394 King Sago Court. $615,000 4 Bed + Loft, 3.5 Bath, 3 Car, 3773 Sq Ft.


Claudia Barron and John Zehnder have joined Weichert Realtors-Naples on the Gulf. Ms. Barron will serve clients from Naples to Fort Myers; Mr. Zehnder will serve clients in the Naples area. Both are members of the Naples, Fort Myers, Florida and Nationals associations of Realtors. Lori Fowler has joined the North Naples office of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate. With more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit management and philanthropy in a variety of causes, Ms. Fowler brings a proven track record in marketing, consulting, and relationship building. She and her family moved from California to Naples in 2008. Linda Gallo was named Salesperson of the Month for March at Tiburn, the WCI Communities development in North Naples. She joined WCI in 2006, having previously worked as vice president of national sales and business development for Lifetime Television Network. Todd Hansen, a sales manager at The Reserve at Estero, was named Toll Brothers Sales Manager of the Month for March. Mr. Hansen joined Toll Brothers in 2007 as a sales associate. He is a member of the Realtor Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach, the Florida Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. Jolene Munzenrieder of DowningFrye Realty has been selected to participate in the Naples Area Board of Realtors 2012 Leadership Development Program. Howard Morris has joined the central office of John R. Wood Realtors. Mr. Morris graduated from Cornell University and Temple University School of Law. He holds his real estate broker license in Pennsylvania and Florida. John Rebimbas was named Salesperson of the Month for March at Manchester Square, a WCI Communities development in Naples. He joined the WCI sales team in 2010 and has more than 16 years experience in high-end resort sales and management. Previously with The Ritz-Carlton Resorts of Naples and LXR Luxury Resorts & Hotels of Sanibel and Captiva Islands, he became a licensed real estate professional in 2006. Jeanne Roedding has joined the Nina Link Team in the Bonita Springs office of John R. Wood Realtors. Before starting her career in real estate, she worked as a community association director for 11 years. Mike Wolf has joined WCI Communities as vice president of land acquisition and is responsible for identifying land purchase opportunities throughout the state of Florida. He brings more than 17 years of professional experience to WCI, including a similar role with Toll Brothers. Mr. Wolf earned a bachelors degree from Florida International University and a masters from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB32 BUSINESS WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2012 Sales Center Open Daily 10-6pm I 13100 Plantation All dimensions are approximate and all oor plans are subject to change by the developer without notice. Prices, plans, descriptions, features and amenities are subject to change.LUXURY DECORATED MODELS OPEN DAILY off Daniels Pkwy & Plantation Road (239) 288-5117 $90sfrom the lowbrand new luxury units Location, Location, Location Oral representation cannot be relied upon as correctly stating representations of the developer for correct representations, make reference to this brochure and to the documents required by section 718.503, orida statues, to be furnished by a developer to buy or lessee. Brokers Welcome the best OPPORTUNITY in fort myers Can NOW be yours TODAY! Premier Sothebys International Realty announces that Covelli Development Group has started a new, six-bedroom, 6-bath, five-car garage luxury model home in The Estuary at Grey Oaks. The Kingston, at 1237 Gordon River Trail, is slated for completion later this year. The home overlooks the 11th fairway of the Estuary golf course. With a design inspired by homes in the West Indies, the model will have 9,230 square feet of living space under air and more than 12,000 square feet overall. The first floor will have a wood-paneled study, a temperature-controlled wine room and a home theater. The second floor will have a private loft with a custom entertainment unit, three guest bedrooms and a laundry room, all accessible by either the grand staircase or private elevator. The Kingston estate model will be offered at $6.995 million. The Estuary is joint venture between The Lutg ert Companies and Barron Collier Companies. Premier Sothebys International Realty is the exclusive sales and marketing representative of Estuary at Grey Oaks. Models are open daily. For more information, call 261-3148 or visit Luxury estate model under construction in The Estuary at Grey Oaks NEWSMAKERSREAL ESTATE FOWLER GALLO MORRIS ROEDDING WOLF REBIMBAS


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 Florida Weeklys Open HousesOpen Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB34 REAL ESTATE APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2012 >$50,0001 NAPLES 5515 Rattlesnake Hammock Rd $69,900 Engel & Voelkers Tom Walsh 239.250.9386 1-4 pm April 28>$100,0002 NAPLES 4000 Loblolly Bay Drive $159,000 Engel & Voelkers Roger Perry 401.338.7782 1-4 pm April 29>$200,0003 OLD NAPLES VILLAGE GREEN HERON CLUB 464 Broad Avenue South #H464 $228,900 Premier Sothebys International Realty Tess McCarthy 239.207.0118 Monday-WednesdayFriday 3-6pm 4 MODEL VILLAGE 1150 Bald Eagle Way #B-3 $239,000 Coldwell Banker Jacki Strategos 239.370.1222 5 VINEYARDS 874 Vista Circle #51 $299,000 Engel & Voelkers Coco Waldenmayer 239.220.1018 1-4 pm April 29>$300,0006 LELY RESORT 6580 Mystic Greens Way #204 $323,000 Coldwell Banker Richard Droste 239.572.5117 1-4 pm April 29 7 FORT MYERS BEACH 281 Lenell Road #7B $389,900 Engel & Voelkers Matthias Wolf 239.322.8345 1-4 pm April 28>$400,0008 LEMURIA 7172 Lemuria Circle #1602 From $400,000 PSIR Tom Gasbarro 239.404.4883 Sunday 12-4pm 9 MERCATO THE STRADA 9123 Strada Place From $400,000 PSIR Call 239.594.9400 Monday-Saturday 10am-8pm & Sunday 12-8pm 10 THE BROOKS COPPERLEAF CINNAMON RIDGE 23801 Copperleaf Blvd. $478,900 PSIR Trudy Salyers 239.398.8901>$500,00011 BONITA BAY ESPERIA & TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive From $500,000 PSIR Call 239.495.1105 Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 10am-5pm 12 VANDERBILT BEACH ANCHORAGE 12945 Vanderbilt Drive #409 $525,000 PSIR Suzanne Ring 239.821.7550 13 THE COLONY 23650 Via Veneto #101 $529,000 Engel & Voelkers George Safrany 239.908.7826 1-4 pm April 29 14 VANDERBILT BEACH YACHT & RAQUET CLUB 11030 Gulfshore Drive #204 $539,000 PSIR Pat Callis 239.250.0562 15 MERCATO THE STRADA 9115 Strada Place #5511 $569,000 PSIR Jill Bresnahan 239.595.3549 16 MARCO ISLAND 930 Giralda Court $589,900 PSIR Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 17 PELICAN LANDING 4151 Pelicans Nest Drive $595,000 PSIR Stephanie/ John Coburn/Pam Umscheid 239.825.3464>$600,00018 VANDERBILT BEACH REGATTA I 400 Flagship Drive #1208 $675,000 PSIR Patricia Bucalo 239.248.0694 19 PELICAN LANDING 23853 Sanctuary Lakes Ct., $698,500 Engel & Voelkers Tom Ostrander 860.304.1037 1-4 pm April 28>$700,00020 PELICAN ISLES CONDOMINIUMS 435 Dockside Dr $729,000 $1,099,000 Amerivest Realty Bridgette Foster 239.253.8001 1-4 pm April 29 21 BONITA BAY TUCKAWEYE 3101 Greenflower Court $749,000 PSIR Bet Dewey 239.564.5673 22 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE 280 Grande Way From $799,000 PSIR Call 239.594.1700 Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 12-5pm>$800,00023 WYNDEMERE LODGINGS 122 Edgemere Way South $895,000 PSIR Kathryn Hurvits 239.659.5126>$900,00024 PELICAN BAY TIERRA MAR 532 Tierra Mar Lane East $995,000 PSIR Beth McNicols 239.821.3304 25 PARK SHORE MERIDIAN CLUB 4901 Gulf Shore Blvd. North #1902 $999,000 PSIR Michael G. Lawler 239.213.7475 >$1,000,00026 PARK SHORE PARK SHORE TOWER 4251 Gulf Shore Blvd. North #10-A $1,195,000 PSIR Susan Payne 239.777.7209 27 BONITA BAY CREEKSIDE 3450 Oak Hammock Court $1,199,000 PSIR Carol Johnson 239.564.1282 28 MOORINGS ADMIRALTY POINT 2332 Gulfshore Blvd. North #608 $1,218,250 PSIR Jeri Richey 239.269.2203 29 THE COLONY 23801 Addison Place Court $1,250,000 Engel & Voelkers Tom Ostrander 860.304.1037 1-4 pm April 29 30 THE COLONY 23751 Napoli Way $1,250,000 Engel & Voelkers Tom Ostrander 860.304.1037 1-4 pm April 29 31 PELICAN BAY COCOBAY 7853 Cocobay Drive $1,399,999 PSIR Jeff Cox 239.777.0078 32 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1220 Gordon River Trail From $1,500,000 PSIR Call 239.261.3148 Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm & Sunday 12-5pm 33 OLD NAPLES CATALENA ON 3RD 308 6th Avenue South $1,595,000 PSIR Marty/Debbi McDermott 239.564.4231 34 OLD NAPLES 1025 5th Street South $1,629,000 PSIR Virginial Wilson 239.450.9090 35 GREY OAKS MIRAMONTE 2249 Miramonte Court $1,755,000 PSIR V.K. Melhado 239.216.6400 36 PELICAN MARSH BAY LAUREL ESTATES 8703 Purslane Drive $1,769,000 PSIR Mary Catherine White 239.287.2818>$2,000,00037 VANDERBILT BEACH MORAYA BAY 11125 Gulfshore Drive #407 From $2,500,000 PSIR Call 239.514.5050 Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 12-5pm 38 OLDE NAPLES 346 Central Avenue $2,695,000 Engel & Voelkers Kai Prystawik 239.370.0186 1-4 pm April 29 39 COQUINA SANDS NAPLES CASAMORE 1752 Gulf Shore Blvd. North From $2,800,000 PSIR Call 239.963.4242 Open Daily 12-4pm40 AQUALANE SHORES 533 15th Avenue South $2,995,000 PSIR Vincent Bandelier 239.450.5976 >$7,000,00041 PORT ROYAL AREA LITTLE HARBOUR 282 Little Harbour Lane $7,995,000 PSIR Michael G. Lawler 239.213.7475>$9,000,00042 PORT ROYAL 3430 Gin Lane $9,400,000 PSIR Frank Sajtar 239.776.8382 2 3 5 15 6 10 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 21 Marco Island 36 35 37 38 39 40 41 42 16 4


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A GUIDE TO THE LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2012 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTCSECTION 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 Artists Among UsMeet Matt Milligan, a 16-year-old professional photographer. C9 Going ViralNeapolitan James Lilliefors pens a complex thriller with a meticulous plot. C18 On their toesThe Ballerina Ball for the Naples Academy of Ballet, and more fun.C26-29 DAVID EDELSTEIN SPENDS MUCH OF HIS time in the dark, watching flickering frames of light. Then he writes about what hes seen. Hes the movie critic for New York magazine and NPRs Fresh Air, and a regular commentator on CBS Sunday Morning. His work also appears in Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair and in the New York Times, in both the Arts & Leisure section and the New York Times Magazine. His writing includes such recent gems as: Characters are easy to love when Producer/songwriter/DJ Steve Aoki has a specific response he hopes to elicit whenever he creates a song. Before I even get in the studio, before I even start the song, the whole concept is I want to drive peoples emotions so high they crack their own ceiling and they explode, he says. If I can get myself to want to bang my head through the ceiling and then scream at the top of my lungs, Ive created a song I wanted to create. Its as simple as that. If I can do that to myself, I think other people might feel the same way. So far, Mr. Aokis head is very much still intact and damage-free. And judging from his success, his creativity and business acumen are working just fine as well. Mr. Aoki feels the unhinged nature of his live performances and the quality of his music itself have played a key role in his rapid rise to join the upper tier of DJs/producers/electronic-dance music artists. Six years ago, he had yet to do a remix, produce an artist or perform a DJ set. Today, hes one of the most sought-after producers/remixers going, and his DJ sets in dance clubs are among the most in-demand and wildest spectacles of their type. Now Mr. Aoki (pronounced ay-OH-kee) Dance club DJ Steve Aoki headed to Germain Arena David Edelstein on the art of film criticismBY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ Watchingin thedarkMOLLIE GRADY / COURTESY PHOTODavid Edelstein, left, interviewing actor Frank Langella at the Sarasota Film Festival. SEE WATCHING, C4 SEE AOKI, C22 BY ALAN SCULLEY Florida Weekly Correspondent AOKI


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PAGE 76 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2012 the director loves them more. And: The film is crisp, evenly paced, its colors bright, as sharp as the winter cold. He estimates he sees 250 to 300 movies year. Hes been a professional critic for 30 years, with previous gigs at the Boston Phoenix, the Village Voice, the New York Post and Slate. Im very, very lucky to have the job that I have. Dont think I dont know that, he says on the phone from his home in Brooklyn, N.Y. Hes just come from a screening of Safe. An action adventure film slated to hit theaters April 27, it stars Jason Statham, whom Mr. Edelstein calls a really intelligent action actor. I think of all the action stars, hes the one whos the most interesting, he says. He moves really beautifully. His face holds the camera. And hes very witty in his restraint. Mr. Edelstein attended the 14th annual Sarasota Film Festival earlier this month, interviewing Broadway and screen actor Frank Langella as part of the festivals SFF Conversations series. Mr. Langellas movie, Robot and Frank, set for theatrical release later this year, was the festivals opening film. In it, Mr. Langella plays an aging ex-jewel thief whose son gives him a caretaker robot. Mr. Edelstein enjoyed Robot and Frank and says it had a very good balance of humor and melancholy, which I like. The surface is funny, but the sadness bubbles up below. He also attended SFF last year and says it has a different feel than other film festivals. Sundance and Cannes are just crawling with movie executives trying to make deals, he says. Id rather watch movies with really interested people who are being a little daring and taking a chance on something that hasnt been certified by critics or word of mouth. Last year, Mr. Edelstein interviewed actor Christopher Plummer (whose movie Beginners was screened at the festival) in front of an SFF audience. Interviewing someone on-stage is different than doing so privately for an article, he says. You do have to worry about entertaining (an audience). When I do interviews one-on-one, I often ask stupid questions Ill go down a blind alley; I dont worry, as long as I have time. But you cant go down too many blind alleys when youre doing something live.The interviewer on interviewingHe tends to over-prepare for interviews, he says, comparing his method to cramming for oral exams in college. Christopher Plummer made something like 70 films; I saw 50 of them. I read his biography. I read many interviews with him, listened to many interviews. And he did the same thing this year before interviewing Mr. Langella. I was totally cramming, in one of the dressing rooms Langella walks in and I said to him, I cant talk to you now, I have to get ready to talk to you. The best interviews are conversations where the interviewer listens intently and isnt wed to a list of preplanned questions, he says. A good interviewer asks follow-up questions. One reason Terry Gross (host of Fresh Air) is one of the best interviewers is that she listens so closely, he says. She finds inconsistencies, she finds little pockets of mystery she wants to go in and open up. About the interview with Mr. Langella he says this: Hes a hard nut to crack in some ways. Hes such a brilliant and thoughtful man, very deliberate in the way he speaks. Hes very cerebral, hes thought through this acting thing and can talk about it brilliantly. It was a very intense two hours. I was exhausted when I got off stage. I was sweating. I was listening to him very, very closely. As for last years interview with Mr. Plummer, he says, Plummer had a really good time. We just had a romp. When the interview was over, he adds, Mr. Plummer said to him, Lets do this again. Mr. Edelstein considers his interviews in Sarasota two of the best afternoons of my life, professionally. He adds to that list an interview he did with Robert Duvall at the Virginia Film Festival one year. When I have a chance to meet my heroes and talk to them, and try to trace the connection between the work and the life, thats a great thrill for me.Escaping into reality Mr. Edelstein grew up in Connecticut in what he describes as an upper-middle-class Jewish suburb full of Republicans. Though it was the s, none of the turmoil of the Vietnam War or the battle for civil rights touched them, he says. So I went to the movies to see what was happening in the world unlike today, where you go to the movies to escape. He watched films such as Nashville, M*A*S*H, The French Connection, Taxi Driver and Bonnie and Clyde. These movies, he says, seemed to me much more real than the plastic suburban world around me. It was like escaping into reality. Theyre not realistic, by any means, but they showed me a world. They gave me a world of sensations and ideas that I wasnt getting at home. We all go to art to get what were not getting at home. (Movies) help us make imaginative leaps without which we would be coarser, less reflective, altogether less interesting people. I feel that way about theater, and I feel the same way about books. When 17or 18-year-olds tell Mr. Edelstein they want to be critics, he urges them to go to college and learn about everything in the world. If you want to be a critic, or any kind of writer, there is nothing you cant learn about any subject, no matter how esoteric, that isnt going to contribute to how good a writer youre going to be. I cant imagine someone writing about movies whos never read Middlemarch or Pride and Prejudice or War and Peace, or (never) studied Lear or Hamlet. Hes always amazed when people tell him theyre writing screenplays, yet have never read one, he says. In order to write one, you should be constantly reading screenplays to understand the language, what works on the page, what doesnt work. You cant just be watching movies. It helps to understand the form in which youre writing. The same goes for movie critics who havent read James Agee, Kenneth Tynan, Pauline Kael, Andrew Sarris or Manny Farber, he says. I say, Read, read, read, as much as you can. Read. If you want to write, READ.How he approaches reviewingTypically, Mr. Edelstein wont write his review immediately after viewing a film. He likes to think about what hes seen. And once he begins, he sometimes works six or seven hours just on his opening paragraphs. Its really important to get the first few sentences right, he says. And once he starts to write, he adds, he stays true to his original response. I have to be true to myself if Im going to be a critic. He doesnt read anything about the movie ahead of time; sometimes he doesnt even know the premise of the film before he sits down to watch it. I hate to go in oriented, he says. I like it when I dont know where the filmmaker is taking me. I go in as blind as humanly possible. I dont care if its a film starring Sylvester Stallone or anybody, I am going into that movie thinking, This is going to be the best Sylvester Stallone movie ever made. Or, This is the movie where Rob Schneider is really going to prove himself. And I think thats a great way to go into a movie: wide open. It doesnt mean you take out part of your brain, obviously. You try to be neutral. Just put aside your preconceptions. When the lights go down, he says, theres a lot of excitement. WATCHINGFrom page 1 MOLLIE GRADY / COURTESY PHOTO Jennie Famiglio, Mark Famiglio, David Edelstein and Rachel Klayman.

PAGE 78 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2012 Theater As You Like It By KidzAct of The Naples Players KidzAct at 7:30 p.m. April 28 at the Sugden Community Theatre. $10 adults, $5 for under 18. 263-7990 or Steel Magnolias By The Naples Players through May 12 at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or www. Faustus Burns Brightly By FGCU Theater at from 8 p.m. April 27-28 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Fort Myers. $10. 333-1933 or Legally Blonde, the Musical At the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers, through May 13. 278-4422 or The Great American Trailer Park Musical At the Off Broadway Palm Theatre through April 29. 2784422 or Schoolhouse Rock At the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre through May 11. 278-4422 or Thursday, April 26 Strike Up the Bands The Naples High School Spring Concert starts at 7 p.m. in the band shell at Cambier Park and features performances by the symphonic, concert and jazz bands, the percussion ensemble and auxiliary. Bring a lawn chair. Israeli Documentary Chabad Jewish Community Center presents a screening of the documentary film Israel Inside at 7 p.m. $5. 1789 Mandarin Road. 262-4474, or www.chabadnaples. com. Vienna to Broadway By the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra at 8 p.m. tonight and Friday and at 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or www. Dessert Theater First Baptist Academy presents its second annual musical dessert theater production, The King and I, at 7 p.m. tonight and Frida. $10. 3000 Orange Blossom Drive. 596-8600, ext. 525. Art in Bonita The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents a studio walk and live entertainment from 5-8 p.m. at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. 495-8989 or Films at the Beach The Fort Myers Beach Film Festival starts today and runs through Sunday at the Beach Theater. 463-3600, ext. 222. Laughs on Marco Dom Irrera performs tonight through Sunday at the Off the Hook Comedy Club on Marco Island. 389-6900. Friday, April 27 Mystery Dinner Theater The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents Who Shot the Director? at 7 p.m. tonight and Saturday at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. $45. 495-8989 or Pickin and Grinnin The Bean Pickers play bluegrass from 7-10 p.m. at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928 or Weekend Freebie Gulf Coast Town Center presents Richie C. performing classic oldies from 7-9 p.m. under the stars in Market Plaza. 2670783 or Saturday, April 28 Spring Cleaning Humane Society Naples holds a garage sale from 9 a.m. to noon at the main shelter, 370 AirportPulling Road N. Student Art The Naples Museum of Art showcases works by kids from kindergarten through grade 12 in the fourth annual Student Art Exhibition that starts today and runs through May 27 in the Philharmonic Center Galleries. The opening reception is from 10 a.m.noon today. 254-2621. Pet Party Miromar Outlets hosts a Doggy Trix & Mix Social from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. with pet products and fun contests (Biggest Paws, Most Wrinkles). Kids in the Garden Naples Botanical Garden hosts a day of W.O.N.DE.R. from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday through May 27. Bring the family to walk, observe, navigate, draw, explore and read. 6437275 or Family Fun The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs hosts a free family activities in conjunction with the ZAP! POW! BAM! exhibition from 1-3 p.m. Kids and parents join instructors for a quick tour of the artwork and then spend time creating their own artwork. Pre-registration is required. 495-8989 or Live Tunes The Village on Venetian Bay hosts Saturdays by the Fountain with live entertainment from 1-4 p.m. 4200 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. Sunday, April 29 Tasty Fare The Taste of the Beach is set for 11 a.m.-6 p.m at Bay Oaks Recreational Center, Fort Myers Beach. 454-7500. Foreign Film The FGCU Renaissance Academy presents Enemies of the People (UK, 2009) from 1-4 p.m. $4 members, $5 non-members. https:// or 434-4737. A World of Food The first-ever Mercato International Food Fest takes place from noon-5 p.m. Live music adds to the festivities on the lawn across from AZN and The Pub. 245-1080 or Meet Mr. Maher Comedian and host Bill Maher takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers. 481-4849 or www. Monday, April 30 Play Your Cards Right Its the next to the last week of Monday evening Bingo at the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island. The doors at 991 Winterberry Drive open at 5:30 p.m. for a free kosher hot dog supper, and the first game is called at 7 p.m. 642-0800. Tuesday, May 1 Rock Legend Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers perform at Germain Arena, with opening act Regina Spektor taking the stage at 7:30 p.m. 9 48-7825 or Wednesday, May 2 Come to the Cabaret The Morgenstern Trio makes its Naples debut as part of the Cabaret Series beginning at 8 p.m. in the Daniels Pavilion at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. The trios members are pianist Catherine Klipfel from France, violinist Stefan Hempel and cellist Emanuel Wehse. Tickets start at $39. 597-1900 or Coming Up Art Lesson The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs hosts Alla Prima, Alla Fun (Pears) from 5:30-8:30 p.m. May 3, with painter Patty Kane guiding guests through the painting process. $42, includes canvas, paint, brushes, wine dinner and guidance. 495-8989 or WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOCOURTESY PHOTOSThe Grammy-nominated bluegrass band Blue Highway performs at 3 p.m. April 29 at First Congregational Church of Christ. $22 in advance, $25 at the door. The church is at the corner of Immokalee Road and Oakes Boulevard. 514-3500. See story on page C15. Broadway star Charlotte Cohn brings her cabaret show Simply Complicated: The Elegant Escapades of a Danish-Israeli Opera-Singing Tank Commander to The Norris Center in collaboration with Gulfshore Playhouse at 7:30 p.m. April 27-28. $42. 213-3058.


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Legally Blonde, the Musical is to Broadway shows what texting or tweeting is to a hand-written note. It has a plot so ridiculous and flimsy it makes Anything Goes look profoundly intellectual in comparison. Based on the Amanda Brown novel and the 2001 film starring Reese Witherspoon, it tells the story of Elle Woods, a blonde sorority girl whose boyfriend, Warner, breaks up with her during their senior year of college. Warners going on to Harvard Law School and harbors political aspirations, so he needs someone whos serious. Or as he puts it, If I want to be a senator, I need to marry a Jackie, not a Marilyn. In an attempt to win him back and prove that she, too, can be serious, Elle also applies to Harvard Law School. Her resume is on pink, scented paper, and in lieu of a personal essay, she shows up at the admissions office with a marching band and squad of cheerleaders. She is immediately accepted. But wait. As ridiculous as this premise is, we havent even plumbed the extent of this musicals silliness. Elle manages to do so well she earns a coveted legal internship and, based on her extensive expertise in flirting and hair care, figures out how to argue an important murder case. My first introduction to this musical was a national tour that came through a couple years ago. It was so vapid it was insulting; I was tempted to walk out of the Philharmonic Center for the Arts at intermission. (The Broadway production received seven Tony Award nominations and 10 Drama Desk Awards. It didnt win any.) With much lowered expectations, I attended the current Broadway Palm production, and enjoyed it more. Legally Blonde revels in stereotypes (the ditsy blonde, the swishy gay) while telling us to look beyond them. Its fluff but not smart fluff like The Drowsy Chaperone. Its fluff like cotton candy: more air than substance. I think the entire musical is meant to be taken tongue-in-cheek, as pure camp, but I wish director M. Seth Reines had pushed the actors performances more, to let us know they were in on the joke, too. Maris Fernandes, as Elle, helps make this musical fun. Shes an engaging actress, presenting her Elle as perky, optimistic and helplessly clueless. Ms. Fernandes makes us like her shallow character. Sal Pavia, as Emmett, a fellow student and eventual love interest, is perfect as the blue-collar guy whos working his way through law school. But while Bill Casey, as Warner, possesses pretty boy looks, the singing seemed too challenging for him. Perhaps he was having an off night, but at the performance I attended, he was straining to hit some of the notes. Elle is helped through her journey by her Greek sorority from her undergrad days, which then cleverly becomes an imaginary Greek chorus while shes at Harvard. But I found the trio to be overly squealy and not always articulate when delivering their lines. Some secondary characters did stand out in this production. Morgan Springer brings spunk and personality to her role as Paulette, the hairdresser who longs to go to Ireland. Jesse Berger, as the demanding Professor Callahan, commands the stage with his number Blood in the Water, in which he tells his students they have to be sharks or else theyre chum. Eddie Maldonado is wonderfully arrogant as young royalty attending Harvard and then as the flamboyantly gay Carlos, and Drew Stark makes the most of his role as a dimwitted but sexy UPS man in tight shorts. And though she makes limited appearances, Roxy Vogt was adorable as Bruiser, Elles tiny-dog-as-fashionaccessory. The musicals book, by Heather Hach, has some great lines here and there. For example, when Elle tells her parents shes going to Harvard Law School, they cant understand why she wants to go across country to the east. Theres no valet parking there, they wail, and all the girls have different noses. But lines like those that made me laugh out loud are few and far between. Assistant director/choreographer Amy Marie McClearys choreography brought much sizzle to the show, especially during the What You Want number, helping to make up for the perfunctory sets. Mary Atkinsons costumes were perfect, reflective of the characters roles and class status. Legally Blonde, the Musical seems to part of the Broadway Palms attempt to bring in a younger audience. It didnt seem to hit the right buttons with the primarily older audience that was there the night I attended, but their grandchildren would probably love it. If youre a fan of the movie, or you just want something light and mindless, youll probably love this musical. But I couldnt help wishing the show were a little more like Elle, with an actual brain behind its giggle. Legally Blonde, the Musical>>When: through May 13 >>Where: Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers >>Cost: $27-$51 >>Info: 278-4422 or COURTESY PHOTO


BY MOLLY DOESpecial to Florida WeeklyAt the young age of 16, Naples native Matt Milligan is a professional photographer who credits his hometown for inspiration for many of his pictures. Theres never a dull moment in Naples; there is always something to shoot, he sauys. We live in a beautiful area with a beautiful coastline. It is always a great place to find inspiration. Matt is in the 11th grade and is homeschooled, which gives him the flexibility of pursuing his love for photography. He enjoys school, particularly learning about government, and says if it werent for his artistic talent, hed want to pursue law enforcement or any type of job where he could help people on a daily basis. How did someone so young discover his talent? Matt says it happened when he was 9 years old. We went to my brothers graduation in Fort Benning, Ga. My parents had just purchased a new digital camera, so I asked if I could have their old 35mm Minolta. When we got home from the graduation, I had better pictures than they did, he says. Matt says his family has been extremely supportive of his photography from the beginning. Although his parents are not artists themselves, they see the talent in their son. My parents are always behind me with my photography. At art shows, they help me set up and run my booth. I dont know what I would do without my family, Matt says. He plans to pursue his photography fulltime. In 10 years, he hopes to be working for National Geographic. God has the perfect plan for me, so I will trust Him. As far as getting the perfect shot, he says, Trial and error in the field is the best education you can get in the photography venue. Young artists like Taylor Swift inspire him to pursue his dreams, because They followed their passions when they were young, just like I am doing, he adds. See more of Matts work at www. Molly Doe is a volunteer with the Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center. The mission of the NAA is to promote and advance education, interest and participation in the contemporary visual arts. For more information, call 262-6517 or visit www. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2012 C9 ARTISTS AMONG USAt 16, Matt Milligan focuses on photography for his future PUZZLE ANSWERS Milligan


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC12 WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2012 Vacation Spot of Pirates, Poets, Presidents and Party Goers! KeyWestExpress KeyWestExpress TheKeyWestExpress 1-800-593-7259 *Minimum 8 day advance pre-purchase tickets, non-refundable, cannot be combined with any other offers. Excludes weekend fee (Friday, Saturday, Sunday). Offer valid through 05/30/12. $119 ROUND TRIP* Getting There And Back is Half the FUN! Perfect for Mom! Mother's DayMay 13th, 2012 CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION & RESERVATIONS! Always leave them laughing when you say goodbye is attributed to legendary entertainer and producer George M. Cohan. Artistic Director Mark Danni of TheatreZone adheres to that advice by wrapping up the companys seventh season with The Boy Friend, a comedic gem filled with nostalgic fun. This great little musical introduced Julie Andrews (Polly) to American audiences, and the recording has kept its flapper charm for more than 50 years, Mr. Danni says. Talk about nostalgia. Its fun, frothy and fabulous. Set in the French Riviera in the 1920s, The Boy Friend offers the Charleston and tap dancing to such iconic tunes as Wont You Charleston With Me? I Could Be Happy With You and Perfect Young Ladies. A seven-piece orchestra accompanies the TheatreZone production. The cast includes New York actress and TheatreZone newcomer Jennifer Piacenti as Polly, the English heiress attending Madame Dubonnets Finishing School near Nice. TheatreZone favorite Angie Radosh (Aunt Sue in No, No Nanette) returns as the bewitchingly flirtatious Madame Dubonnet. Bryon DeMent, who recently wowed audiences with his role as Professor Bhear in Little Women, plays delivery bay Tony and is joined by three perfect young ladies in actresses Megan Jimenez as the over-achieving Maisie, Juliet Jewett as Dulcie and Crystal Demetriades as the awkward Nancy. Elizabeth Dimon is the haughty Lady Brockhurst. Mary Sytsma is Hortense, the French maid. Musical director/actor Charles Fornara returns to the stage in the role of Percival Browne, Pollys father and Madame Dubonnets willing captive. Mr. Fornaras last stage role was as David in TheatreZones production of Company. The Boy Friend performs at the G&L Theatre for 10 performances May 3-13. Tickets are $38 and $43 each, with group discounts for 10 or more. Call (888) 966-3352 or visit The Boy Friend promises to end TheatreZone season with laughsSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________DIMON PIACENTI JEWETT SYTSMA JIMENEZ RADOSH DEMENT FORNARA DEMETRIADES


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2012 C13 Dogs of all shapes, sizes and ages are welcome to come mix it up with other canines. Owners can also mingle with local pet vendors including Woof Gang Bakery, Animal Sitters of South Lee, East Lee & Collier, SWFL Veterinary Specialists and Lee County Domestic Animal Services. Schedule of Events: 10 to 11:15 a.m. Doggy Social and Contest Registration11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.Doggy Trix for Treats Contest(Prize will be awarded for each category)Categories include: OVER 140 TOP DESIGNER AND BRAND NAME OUTLETS INCLUDING SAKS FIFTH AVENUE OFF 5TH, NEIMAN MARCUS LAST CALL STORE, BLOOMINGDALES THE OUTLET STORE04252612-1084 FOLLOW US ON:Copyright 2012, Miromar Development Corporation. Miromar Outlets is a registered service mark of Miromar Development Corporation. Doggy Trix & M x SocialA FREE Event for You and Your Dog! Saturday, April 28th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Between Godiva Chocolatier, Suite 81 and Hartstrings, Suite 95 For more information visit or call the Mall Ofce at (239) 948-3766.STORE HOURS: Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. LOCATION: I-75, Exit 123, Corkscrew Road /Miromar Outlets Blvd. between Naples & Fort MyersComing soon: The announcement of TheatreZones eighth seasonHot Seats. Glorious musicals and classics re-imagined. Artistic Director Mark Danni of TheatreZone plans to announce the professional theater companys eighth season during his curtain speech on opening night of season sevens final production at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 3. The 2012-13 lineup is sure to be as entertaining and enlightening as is it challenging, Mr. Danni says. Whether staging a new work or reenvisioning a classic, TheatreZone consistently surprises, entertains, challenges and inspires audiences by inviting them to take part in shared acts of imagination. TheatreZone continues to grow and bring to the stage a special combination of classic and contemporary shows that contributes to the cultural life of our city, he says, describing next seasons schedule as a venturesome mix of timeless, compelling and thoughtful Broadway hits. In the theater, we ignite the power of the arts to tell stories we all want and need to hear. Next season at TheatreZone, we are going to do just that, he says. Mr. Danni and his wife, actress/choreographer Karen Molnar, founded the nonprofit company in 2005 based on their affinity and nostalgia for the stage and a passion for the intimacy of live audiences. Operating under the guidelines of the Actors Equity Association and small professional theater contracts, TheatreZone is in residence and performs in the 250-seat G&L Theatre housed on the campus of Community School of Naples, one block north of Pine Ridge Road at 13275 Livingston Road. Over the last seven years, TheatreZone has grown steadily and produced a total of 220 performances, including two world premieres, featured more than 250 artists and played to audiences of over 50,000. Next seasons tickets go on sale May 3 to this seasons subscribers only and will be made available to the public on June 1. A four-show package costs $182, and a threeshow subscription is $144.For more information, call (888) 9663352 or visit www.theatrezone-florida. com. Mark Danni Get Florida Weekly delivered to your mailbox for only$3195*PER YEAR*Rates are based on standard rate postage. A one-year in-county subscription will cost $31.95 to cover shipping and handling. Call for out-of-county and out-of-state postage and pricing options. Subscribe online at or Call 239.325.1960Sunset Dining Beachside! 1901 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, Naples, Florida 34102 | 239.403.2000 Admire the breathtaking sunset and indulge in exceptional cuisine, nightly at Coast Restaurant. Your memorable dining experience awaits with the perfect sunset as your backdrop either on the veranda looking out into the Gulf of Mexico or on the beach, with your feet in the warm, white sand. For more information and reservations, please call 239.403.2000.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC14 WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2012 The shows go onThe Naples Players announce next seasons lineupMoving into their 60th year of presenting award-winning community theater, The Naples Players announce their 2012-13 productions. Coming to the main stage in Blackburn Hall: Oct. 3-27: Shout, the Mod Musical This musical revue celebrates the fun, the fashions and the freedom that helped England swing in the s. With its heart on its sleeve and tongue in cheek, the show brings back memories with numbers including Son of a Preacher Man, Downtown, These Boots Are Made For Walkin and Goldfinger. Nov. 21-Dec. 15: Leading Ladies Two down-on-their-luck Shakespearean actors pose as long-lost nephews in hopes of inheriting a wealthy old womans estate. Jan. 9-Feb. 2: Barefoot in the Park Neil Simons sweet comedy of young love and commitment follows newlyweds Corie and Paul as they negotiate their first apartment with eccentric neighbors and a meddling mother. Corie is a free spirit who wants to run barefoot in the park, while buttoned-down Paul just cant understand that sort of thing. Feb. 27-March 30: The Producers For mature audiences, this comedy by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan is about a scheming producer and his nebbish accountant, who figure they can make a lot of money by producing the ultimate box office bomb on Broadway. April 17-May 11: The Mousetrap Agatha Christies classic whodun-it follows eight eccentric characteristics trapped in an isolated guesthouse by a blizzard. Its not long before a murder takes place and suspicion falls on each.In the Tobye Studio Oct. 24-Nov. 17: Les Liaisons Dangereuses For mature audiences, this drama by Christopher Hampton is a wickedly sexy reflection on jealousy, the breakdown of opulence and the costs of passion in 18th century Paris. The show is the winner of Londons Olivier Award, multiple Tony nominations and three Academy Awards for the film adaptation, Dangerous Liaisons. Jan. 30-Feb. 23: Ghost-Writer Its 1919, and Franklin Woolsey has died while dictating his latest novel to his devoted secretary, Myra, who continues to type the unpublished work, claiming she receives dictation from the departed. March 27-April 20: The Clean House A quirky and poignant comedy about clean houses, messy lives, love, dust balls and the power of a good joke, this play was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. Tickets to performances in Blackburn Hall are $35; Tobye Studio seats are $25. A subscription for the five main stage shows is $150 and for three shows in the smaller Tobye Studio, $60. For more information, call the box office at 263-7900 or visit Cinco de Mayo Fiesta$3 Mahi Tacos $5 Herradura Shots $8 Herradura Margaritas $5 Cuervo Margaritas taste ofCollierMay 6th(239) 530-2225 Bayfront Place 489 Bayfront Naples FL Cool Down Music, Food, Fun! Come watch the Kentucky Derby on the BIG screen! 3rd Annual Stand-Up Paddleboard Races, To benefit the Special Olympics of Collier County May 5 th


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC16 WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2012 Meals of HopeCommunities Coming Together to End Hunger&DENVER &THE MILE HIGHORCHESTRA JOIN USSaturday, April 28th, 9 11 am Packaging 100,000 Meals For Collier Families in Need. FREE FAMILY CONCERT & DINNERSunday, April 29th, 4pm Help us Kick off this Years Vacation Bible School, Praise. North Naples United Methodist Church Broadcasting Live!WAY FM with Joy SummersSample a world of flavor at MercatoThe inaugural Mercato International Food Fest takes place from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 29, with the centers restaurants setting up to serve flavorful bites on the lawn across from The Pub and AZN. Live music will fill the air, with the reggae/ roots band Jahgape performing from noon to 3 p.m. and the Latin/jazz band Batay from 3-5 p.m. The first 250 guests will receive a Whole Foods Market reusable grocery bag. Those who bring school supplies (pens/ pencils, rulers, calculators, colored pencils/crayons, lunch boxes, folders, binders, notebooks), canned foods or a ream of office paper for donation to the Guadalupe Center will be entered in a drawing for a $250 Mercato Experience Package. Participating establishments include AZN Asian Cuisine, Bravo! Cucina Italiana, GiGis Childrens Boutique, Grace & Shellys Cupcakes, McCormick & Schmicks, The Pub, Stage 62 Deli and Sur La Table cooking classes. Most tastes will be priced from $1 to $5. Youngsters will be able to play in the Kid Zone complete with a bounce house, face painting, cotton candy and craft projects organized by The von Liebig Art Center. Admission is free and open to the public. No coolers or outside food will be allowed.Follow Mercato on Facebook for details and information about more upcoming events, VIGNETTESBY KELLIUNIQUE FURNISHINGS, ACCESSORIES AND INTERIOR DESIGN.NEWLY EXPANDED SHOWROOM SHOWROOM LOCATION 239.403.4181 WWW.KELLIINTERIORDESIGN.COMA DIVISION OF PICTURE THISLIC #IB26001333 ASID #77859 NCIDQ CERTIFIED


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Russia!StayinMayExperience the cultural arts ofMay 12 through May 18, 2012 Charles & Virginia Jacobsen Charitable TrustJudy Sproul Nancy Peery Marriott Foundation Cooperative effort funded in part by Collier County TouristDevelopmentCouncil Artistic Director, Maestro William Noll Pianist, Philipp Kopachevsky Michael Berkovsky & Pavel Nersessian of the Three Pianist Tchaikovskys Eugene Onegin An Epic Opera of Love and Regre t TICKETS ON S ALENOW!www.artsnaplesworldfestival.orgTICKET S: 877.592.ARTSComplete Festival Packages Available All TEN programs for only $399May 16 8 pm May 17 3:30 pm May 18 8 pm Tickets, $40 are also available at The Sugden Community Theatre box ofce 239-263-7990 Tickets starting at only $25 are also available through the Philharmonic Center for the Arts box ofce www.thephil.orgORCHESTRA OPERA PIANO CHAMBER ART THEATRE CINEMA AND MORE !Tickets starting at only $22 are also available through the Philharmonic Center for the Arts box ofce www.thephil.orgTHE THREE PIANISTS MAY 15 P avel Nersessian, Michael Berkovsky & Philipp Kopachevsky with the Festival Chamber Orchestra William Noll conductor. Program includes: Bach Concerto for 3 Pianos; Poulenc Concerto for 2 PianosGOVERNMENT INSPECTOR (also known as Inspector General)Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from the original by Nikolai Gorgolat The Sugden Community Theatre EUGENE ONEGIN MAY 17 Tchaikovskys beloved Russian Opera featuring Michael Todd Simpson as Onegin with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Lande, conducting. (239) 261-1177 (800) 523-3716www.preferrednaples.comSunTrust Building at Pelican Bay 801 Laurel Oak Drive Suite 300 Wir Sprechen Deutsch Hablamos Espanol Wilma Boyd CEO EXTRAORDINARY RATES ON A 2012 SUMMER VACATION IN EUROPE.Plusa Summer Europe Bonus% off second guest rates*Fares are cruise only, per person based on double occupancy in select categories on select sailings. Government taxes & fees additional. Subject to change and availability. Restrictions apply. Please contact us for complete details. Ships registered in Malta and Ecuador.Call today for complete itineraries, departure dates and Celebritys ChoiceAir Specials. ITINERARY 11 to 13 Night Mediterranean Cruises 10 to 11 Night Mediterranean Cruises 12 Night Mediterranean Cruise 12 Night Immersive Europe Wine Cruise INSIDE(Starting from)$1,199* $1,129* $1,599* $1,199*SECOND GUEST(Starting from)$589* $569* $799* $599* Book Now, Availability is limited NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC18 WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2012 FLORIDA WRITERSSuper-flu clears the decks for a new world order Viral by James Lilliefors. Soho Press. 353 pages. $25. This elegantly complex thriller is devastating in its premise and astonishing in its meticulous plotting. James Lilliefors asks us to imagine something almost inconceivable: altruistic biological genocide. A multi-billion-dollar scheme is afoot to depopulate failed African nations, obtain land rights and construct technological meccas models of economic and social stability. Its a scheme at once horrifying and brilliant, designed to anticipate and squelch any challenge to its success. Of course, its cloaked in secrecy. And maybe its not so altruistic after all. The means involve the controlled release of a fast-acting virus in selected population centers and the overnight burial of the millions of deceased. There would be little to witness. Those behind it have thoroughly thought through damage control for the flu-like epidemic that comes and goes in hours. Brilliant planners and with almost unlimited resources and unparalleled surveillance systems, they plot to limit the information that reaches the public about what theyre up to. But journalist Jon Mallory, fed information by his brother Charles, is making waves with what he manages to get into print. Charles, who heads a private intelligence firm with a handful of skilled specialists, is determined to thwart this scheme. He presses to find out who is involved, how they communicate, where they are and what technologies and cadres of workers they have set in motion. Most importantly, he determines the time, location and method of the viruss release and how to stop it from happening. Charles is following up on some suspicions hinted at by his late father, whose plan of action included bringing Jons investigative and writing skills to bear. The Mallory men are a strange bunch, with relationships that are strained yet respectful. One of the novels fascinations is seeing the process by which the brothers w i d t u s philJASON


For more information please contact MARC FREIBURG | PREMIER CLUB 7540 Golden Gate Parkway | Naples, FL 34105 | 239.659.3714 We invite you to explore endless possibilities with a Naples Grande Golf Club Membership. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2012 C19 collude at a distance that is both tactically necessary and true to the nature of their distinctive, contrasting personalities. Mr. Lilliefors enhances our curiosity about each by alternating which brother is a chapters central consciousness. While we are waiting for them to undermine the grand scheme, we are also waiting for them to move closer together. Suspense builds as each mans isolated storyline is interrupted at a crucial juncture, held in abeyance until the other brothers storyline is developed further, and then continued. Theres always some piece of knowledge just out of reach that, once obtained, only raises a new question. The author manages a large cast of subordinate characters heroes, villains and ambiguous with enormous skill. He maneuvers them, the pieces of an elaborate life-and-death game, with a sure mastery of the board. Another strength in Viral is the authors handling of place. Whether painting the neighborhoods and outlying areas of Washington, D.C.; the cities, villages and countryside of African nations; or a handful of European locales, Mr. Lilliefors puts us there with authority. Viral raises important questions about population growth, food supply, the limits of government, the limitlessness of ambition and the control and uses of science and technology. I marvel at Mr. Lilliefors ability to make all kinds of scientific and strategic information accessible as he pushes ahead with his only-too-credible premise. More important, perhaps, are the ways in which he confronts moral issues and the complex shadings of personal and collective motivation. Its a great, multi-faceted read. The reviewer recalls meeting the authorIm at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts, waiting for Debbie Reynolds to perform a few days short of her 80th birthday. In my hands is that trusty publication called The Phil, edited (and largely written) by master scribe James Lilliefors. An interview with Ms. Reynolds. Another with Spanish artist Juan Genovs. How long has Mr. Lilliefors been doing this? How has he kept his mind sharp enough to craft his Grade A-plus thriller? Im thinking back six years to our rst meeting. Jim allowed me to interview him about his highly entertaining Americas Boardwalks for a Book Beat column I was writing for a now-vanished weekly publication. He told me about his career as a newspaper journalist and editor and about two earlier books a novel called Bananaville that had received some good reviews, and a book about a bit of American culture called Highway 50: Aint That America. For all his accomplishments, I could tell that he had genuine talent and ambition. I thought about that talent and ambition in July 2009 while preparing a review of Jims Ball Cap Nation, my rst review for Florida Weekly. Would Jim nd the time and creative space to channel and release that gift? I dont know how he did it, but I can guess why his previous titles dont appear in the publicity for Viral. Its as if Mr. Lilliefors just popped up out of nowhere, brand new on the scene. Thats one kind of hype that launches a book. But Jim Lilliefors is not brand new. He is a mature, patient and masterful writer. And now, with a contract for the follow-up to Viral (due out next spring), he has nally been able to make the decision to leave the Phil and focus full time on book writing. I wish him well, and I cant wait to read whats next. Phil Jason www.margaritassw .comFollow us on Facebook and Twitter for our daily specials Pavillion Shopping Center 8971 Tamiami Trail N. 239-431-6206 Marco Town Center 1069 N. Collier Blvd. Marco Island, FL 34145 239-394-6555 Lunch Specials $7.95 ~ 11 to 4:00pm Early Sunset Specials $9.95 ~ 4 to 6:00pm Happy Hour Specials-3 to 6:00pm Original (rocks) Margarita $3.50 Domestic Draft Beer $1.50 Mexican Draft Beer $2.00 Purchase 2 Entrees and receive a FREE GUACAMOLEor a FREE CHEESE DIPNot to be combined with any other offer. Exp. 5/03/12 The Most Authentic Mexican Food in Town! Lunch, Dinner & Take Out!


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC20 WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2012 Did you have a bowl filled with pet fish when you were young? The idea dates back to the Roman Empire, when carp were kept in marble tanks. Once panes of glass were made, a pane could be used on one side of the tank so people could more easily watch the activities of the fish. The Chinese were making large porcelain tubs for goldfish by the 1400s. Copies of these tubs are still being made and sold, although they are usually used for plants, not fish. By the 19th century, there were aquariums and fish bowls that look like those found today. Raising fish became an important hobby, and the first public aquarium opened in 1853. By 1900 there were aquariums and fish bowls made in fanciful shapes, and some were even part of a planter or lamp. It is said that keeping fish is one of Americas most popular hobbies. So when a fishbowl topped by three ceramic polar bears was auctioned at Humler & Nolan in Cincinnati, its not surprising that it sold for $2,540. The fish bowl is cleverly designed. A porcelain basket holds an ice cave (the bowl). Its topped by the bears, and openings show the bowl and active fish. Its about 24 inches high and 15 inches in diameter, big enough to hold a few fish and plants. The bowl is lit from below. The maker is unknown, but its signed Makonicka. The bears and ice are designed in a style popular after 1890.Q: A few years ago, I bought a round 60-inch dining-room table with a pedestal base at a Los Angeles antique shop. The dealer told me the table was made in Germany, but theres no label or mark on it. The interesting thing about it is that theres a thick base under the tabletop that hides eight leaves. You can lift the top of the table and rotate the leaves out so they form a ring around the table, making the tabletop 80 inches in diameter. Have you ever seen a table like this?A: Your table is called a perimeter table, and the leaves are referred to as perimeter leaves. The style has been around for decades and some cabinetmakers are building them today. A U.S. patent for this sort of table was granted in 1911. That was during an era when all sorts of different table extension designs were being invented. Q: Im trying to find information about my 5-foot Col. Sanders metal weathervane. I was among the crew who remodeled a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in Miami in 1980. The weathervane was going to be trashed, and I was the only worker who wanted it. So I took it home and stored it in my garage for 32 years. The weathervane is a full figure of Col. KOVELS: ANTIQUES Collectors fish for finds on aquariums 1 a b s a 6 RESTARAUNT & FULL BAR Dancing, Dinner & Live Bands Best Prime Rib in Town! CALL 239-405-8566 OR VISIT WWW.THESTAGEBONITA.COM FOR MORE INFORMATIONCall or go online to make your reservations. Includes dinner, cover & guaranteed seating. All shows start at approximately 7:15 pm. Go online to see complete band schedule. Bob Saeger Tribute APRIL 27 TH The Eagles Tribute APRIL 28 TH 2ND ANNUAL KARAOKE CONTEST! WIN A TRIP TO LAS VEGAS!EVERY WEDNESDAY NOW JUNE 13TH GRAND FINALE JUNE 20TH ENTRY FEE $20 CUSTOMER ADMISSION FREE! Elvis Tribute MAY 3 rd Neil Diamond Tribute MAY 10 TH Jimmy Buffett Tribute MAY 5 TH The Beatles Tribute MAY 12 TH


Call (239) 649-2275 for Reservations Naples Princess Naples P rin cess The Best Way to Experience Naples from the Water. COMING THE FIRST 2 WEEKS OF MAY! Sightseeing Cruises Monday May 7th & Tuesday May 8th 12:30-2:00pm and 3:00-4:30pm$15 PER PERSONPLUS TAX. NO COUPONS OR DISCOUNTS APPLY.Call for Reservations! NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2012 C21 This unusual fish bowl was made by an unknown factory, but it appealed to bidders and sold for $2,540 at a December 2011 Humler and Nolan auction in Cincinnati. Sanders holding his cane up in the air. The weathervane must have stood on top of the restaurant for about 20 years. What is it worth? How should I sell it? A: Harland Sanders (1890-1980) opened his first restaurant in Corbin, Ky., in 1930. The first Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise opened in 1952, and there were 600 by 1964. We have seen Col. Sanders weathervanes for sale at antique shows for about $500. But a few have sold at auction for $1,000 or more. Price depends not only on where and how you sell it, but also on condition. If your weathervane is not rusty and the colors arent faded, contact an auction that specializes in advertising. You will have to pay a commission. Q: Were moving and have a collection of old pictures in frames that my great-grandfather bought for $10 at a barn sale in the 1950s. One is a print of cattle and ducks thats signed by James M. Hart. Under his signature are the words copyrighted 1899 by James M. Hart. There are some brown stains in the corner. Is it worth anything? A: James McDougal Hart was born in Scotland in 1828. His family immigrated to Albany, N.Y., in 1830. Hart started out as a sign painters apprentice, then studied art in Germany. In 1854 he opened a studio in Albany. Later, he opened studios in Brooklyn and Keene Valley, N.Y. Hart died in 1901. Several of his works are in museums today. The brown stains on your print are called foxing and can be caused by deterioration due to age or by exposure to heat, cold or humidity. If your pictures were stored in a barn, conditions were not ideal. Some oil paintings by James M. Hart sell for several thousand dollars. But his prints, in perfect condition, sell for just a few hundred dollars. Your print would be difficult to sell since it is in poor condition. Tip: If you buy an old teddy bear at a garage sale, bring it home and put it in a plastic bag with some mothballs for a few weeks. Dont let the mothballs touch the bear. The fur and stuffing of old bears attract many types of hungry insects. Terry Kovel answers as many questions as possible through the column. By sending a letter with a question, you give full permission for use in the column or any other Kovel forum. Names, addresses or e-mail addresses will not be published. We cannot guarantee the return of any photograph, but if a stamped envelope is included, we will try. The volume of mail makes personal answers or appraisals impossible. Write to Kovels (Florida Weekly), King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019. 239.303.5829TOLL FREE 866.344.5083Visit our website: CALL FOR A FREE PROFESSIONAL DESIGN CONSULTATION! $250 OFF ANY $2,000 OR MORECannot be combined with any other offer. Must be presented at time of sale. Expires 05/31/12


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2012 C23 student student theatre theatre artists artists residence residence student theatre artists residencein in in THE THEATRE EDUCATION PROJECT summer camps summer camps summer camps FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTERCALL THE NORRIS CENTER @ 239.213.3058Norris Center, 755 8th Avenue South, Naples, FLSTAR in a Play STAR in a Play BEAUTY AND THE BEAST BEAUTY AND THE BEAST STAR Summer Acting STAR Summer Acting Camp for Teens Camp for Teens STAR in a Play BEAUTY AND THE BEASTThis innovative, exciting and fun three-week acting program will introduce young performers to the creative and technical side of theatre. Students will learn acting, through theatre games and improvisation, as well as how to construct their props and set pieces using recycled materials. Students will have fun, make friends and perform in a showcase production of Beauty and the Beast on June 29th at 12 noon at the Norris Center and June 30th at 11am and 1pm at the Golisano Children's Museum of Naples.For Ages 6-12 | Mon-Fri, June 11-29, 2012 9:00am-1:00pm | Cost: $450STAR Summer Acting Camp for TeensDeveloped specifically for teens interested in exploring theatre more deeply, this stimulating and fun three week intensive program will introduce young adults to both the creative side and the business side of theatre. Learn about all aspects of acting, focusing on breathing, breaking down a scene, audition technique and character analysis. Students will perform in a Showcase performance for the public on July 27th, 2012 at 5:30pm.For Ages 13-18 | Mon-Fri, July 9-27, 2012 9:00am-1:00pm | Cost: $450 SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE FOR BOTH CAMPS! 799 Walkerbilt Rd., Naples off US 41, 1/4 mile North of Immokalee for dinner nightly beginning at 4pm Ten in Tavern Items are $ 10 all evening happy hour 4-6pm in the tavern three course early dining menu 4-6pm GRACIOUS HOSPITALITY Sunday brunch! 11 to 2 pm every sunday Aoki then started Dim Mak nights at Cinespace, where emerging acts on all sorts of record labels would perform live (Lady Gaga, Ke$ha, the Kaiser Chiefs, No Age and Skrillex, among them). The Dim Mak name grew synonymous as a barometer of hot new musical talent. Eventually, with the lessons learned at the DJ nights, followed by tireless worldwide touring (300 dates a year, beginning in 2007, now down to 220 or so) with his DJ shows, Mr. Aoki became a hot artist himself. Now the album Wonderland shows new sides to his talents and new directions in his music. Being able to work with the different vocalists and write almost to that forced me to look outside of the clubs, he says. Thats where this album really has that wide range. The variety is apparent in the vocalists who join him on Wonderland. Weezer singer Rivers Cuomo co-wrote and does vocals on Earthquakey People, which has been released as a single. Theres also a strong mix of electro and hiphop, with tracks like Emergency, which features Lil Jon and Chiddy Band and Cudi The Kid featuring Kid Cudi. Control Freak, which features Blaqstarr, brings some simmering funk to the CD, while Ladi Dadi with Wynter Gordon is lively dance-pop. Mr. Aoki says his move into songwriting and recording his own CDs had been brewing for some time. Ive locked a lot of songs in the vault for a long time, he says. Ive been so excited to unleash and let them out. He heads to Las Vegas next but returns to Florida for shows at Club Cinema in Pompano Beach (May 15), the Ritz Ybor in Tampa (May 16) and at Set in Miami (May 17. DJ Steve Aoki >> When: 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Sunday, April 29 >> Where: Germain Arena. Admission restricted to ages 17 and older; photo ID will be required. >> Tickets: $37-$67, available at Germain Arena box of ce, Ticketmaster outlets at area Walmart stores and at >> Info: HOME MODIFICATIONSNAHB Certi ed Aging-In-Place Specialist 239 482 2145Terrell Sletten Protect YourselfHire a Florida Licensed Contractor!FREE GRAB BARSwith Bathroom Remodel


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 SOCIETY The Ballerina Ball for the Naples Ballet AcademyWe 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. 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@ FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 2 3 4 5 6 7Taylor Dutcher and Alexis Koch 8 9 1 Juan Ortiz and Francesca Petraglia 2 Megan Morrow and Mackenzie Gray 3 front row: Frances Petraglia, Alexis Koch and Taylor Dutcher back row: Megan Morrow, Christophe Maraval, Toshiko Tompkins, Juan Ortiz and Mackenzie Gray 4. Jeff Wardrop, William Boyajian, Angeliea Carson and Steven Leonard 5. Robin and Bruce Gray, Robbin Koch 6. Maureen and Daren Wells 7. Dot Kent, Jay Tompkins and Gail Ott 8. Brenda and Rick Fioretti 9. Christophe Maraval and Toshiko Tompkins

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C29 SOCIETY Eden Autism Services 15th annual Alive In the World concertWe 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. 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@ PHOTOS 1 Ilana Goldstein and J.P. Goldman 2 Margaret Minarich, Denyse Mesnik, Caroline Beasley and Susan Suarez 3 Annette Summersett, Michael Hirby, Rodney Crowell and Beth Nielsen Chapman in the Daniels Pavilion at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts 4. Karla Wheeler and Ellen Wollman 5. Beth Nielsen Chapman, Rodney Crowell, Robert Goldman, Annette Summersett and Michael Hirby 6. Joe Kandel with Edmundo and Dolly MunizWildlife photographer Alan Maltz at Tavira at Bonita BayCOURTESY PHOTOS 1 Lynn and Bebe Wolgast, Sue and Ken Foley, Michele Davidson 2 Alan Maltz with Maggie and John Warfield 3 Ron and Karen Bettger 4. Alan Maltz and Dan Stoopst 5. Alan Maltz 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4 5

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Sponsored By:FRIDAY, MAY 4TH, 20126:00-10:00 P.M.on Fifth Avenue South Street Dance Party with Live BandsTickets$55 to partake of the wine and beer tasting. No entry fee to the street party. Complimentary wine glass with ticket. $5 off for RCC Club card members.Purchase for ticket purchaseTo BenetFifth Avenue South Business Improvement District and our Events fund OF FIFTHSip WINE TASTING & CRAFT BEER TASTING NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC30 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2012 Here are some capsule summaries of previous restaurant reviews:A Table Apart, 4295 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs; 221-8540: The small but diverse menu spans the globe, embracing classic French techniques, bold Asian flavors and even a bit of Italian pasta panache while emphasizing a commitment to sustainable seafood and seasonal ingredients. The food is sophisticated but unfussy, ambitious but not overworked, classical yet novel. The chorizo mejillones is simply one of the best mussel preparations Ive eaten in a couple of decades of reviewing restaurants. Imagine the flavor explosion of spicy Mexican chorizo sausage, acidic white wine and tomatoes, grassy cilantro pesto and creamy queso fresco. Picture these colorful toppings mingling with a dozen and a half plump mussels sauted until they are just barely cooked through and not a second more. The fish of the day, Arctic char, was simply grilled and simply perfect. Meats are executed equally well, as evidenced by an expertly crusted, juicy flatiron steak topped with rich blue cheese thats smoked in-house. Order it with a side of the best French fries you will ever eat in Southwest Florida theyre sprinkled with Parmesan and fresh herbs and drizzled with earthy truffle oil. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed December 2011Caf Normandie, 3756 Tamiami Trail N.; 261-0977: This low-key outpost along U.S. 41 manages to provide delightful French fare and a casual, laid-back hospitality, compliments of owner Benoit Legris. The wine list is brief but well chosen, a snapshot of wines that please the owner. You cant go wrong with mussels in Normandie cream sauce or the escargots de Bourgogne. Roasted duck with spicy peach sauce was a glorious variation on duck lorange, and the shrimp and sea scallops au gratin were simple yet elegant. Dinner concluded with a classic raspberry tart and whisper-thin crepe Suzette. The service, Old World atmosphere and moderate prices all enhanced a wonderful meal. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed December 2010 Latitude 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 live music at just the right volume and a well-chosen wine list enhanced the meal. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed June 2011Noodle Saigon, 13500 Tamiami Trail N.; 598-9400: For an inexpensive but excellent Vietnamese feast, head straight to Noodle Saigon. The 12-page menu might be intimidating 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. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed May 2011 Seasons 52, 8930 Tamiami Trail N.; 594-8852: This small chain, new to Southwest Florida, has a lot going for it. Start with the regularly changing menu that features seasonal ingredients at their peak of flavor in dishes that forswear indulgence without sacrificing flavor nothing contains more than 475 calories. Consider the globe-spanning wine list that offers more than 100 selections 52 or more by the glass. And the casual but plush atmosphere feels organic, with earthy colors, polished woods and stacked stone. Start with one of the flatbreads, cracker-thin pizzas carpeted with precisely arranged toppings and baked in a super-hot brick oven. The menu achieves a good balance of seafood and meats. An artichoke-stuffed shrimp dish was succulent and redolent of sage, while wood-grilled T-bone lamb chops were perfectly cooked and remarkably tender. Save room for dessert without guilt: Seasons 52s Mini Indulgences are tiny treats red velvet cake, pumpkin mousse and much more served in shot glasses. Theyre the perfect way to end a meal without going over the edge. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C31 We missed Manhattan Steakhouse on the first pass, seeing its name at the bottom of the Burnt Pine Plaza sign too late. A quick pair of U-turns on the Tamiami Trail and we got to the correct turn-in for the center. Thats one of the side effects of the proliferation of shopping plazas on U.S. 41. With faux-Mediterranean building after faux-Mediterranean building, youve got to know which one youre looking for. Visibility, or the lack thereof, is going to be a challenge for Manhattan Steakhouse. Once youre in the parking lot, you still have to drive around to the back of the plaza to find it. Whats more, we mistakenly entered through the courtyard rather than the front door and we werent the only ones. Dont give up, as good things await those who persevere: deliciously aged steaks and perfectly broiled chops served by a team of highly professional waiters. The side dishes, however, need some work. The managements stated goal is to mimic the experience of a New York steakhouse, by which I assume they mean a Peter Luger, a Smith & Wollensky, a Strip House. This ambitious endeavor hasnt quite reached the lofty level of perfection achieved by such hallowed houses of beef, but with time and attention to its shortcomings, it could certainly compete with wellestablished steakhouses in the area. Manhattan Steakhouse opened in February, taking over the space formerly occupied by Bella Vita. The dining room boasts a gorgeous pressed-copper ceiling, unique hand-blown pendant lamps and lustrous dark wood. The adjacent sheltered courtyard seats 50; unfortunately, when the doors were opened it ushered in humid air that turned the dining room into a bit of a sauna. Our server was quick to the table and quick to return with glasses of wine, but I have to qualify that by saying that we were the only table in the house at that point. Still, even as the restaurant got busier, his attention was prompt and constant. He brushed crumbs from the linen tablecloth, refilled water glasses and demonstrated a thorough knowledge of the menu. By-the-glass wines are fairly pedestrian choices such as Cellar 8 Cabernet Sauvignon ($9) and Principato Pinot Noir ($8) both of which are widely available for about $10 a bottle. True wine lovers will fare better with the bottle selections, which offer a better range. We decided to start with a couple of salads rather than risk filling up on appetizers, which include calamari, crab cakes and sashimi tuna. Besides which, vegetable sides here are limited to creamed spinach and steamed asparagus and as with most high-end steakhouses, they are priced a la carte ($5.95-$7.95). A caprese salad ($10) was simply two slices each of tomato and buffalo mozzarella lightly drizzled with pesto. The luscious, milky cheese was delicious, but the tomatoes were starchy and hard; you cant hide inferior tomatoes in a salad like this. When I inquired about the Manhattan chopped salad ($10), the waiter explained that it was dressed with the house-made steak sauce, a combination of tomato puree, cider vinegar and horseradish that had arrived in a gravy boat at the same time as the nondescript dinner rolls. It tasted similar to cocktail sauce with a splash of Worcestershire. As a salad dressing, it had the unfortunate effect of lacing the crisp iceberg lettuce with a light brown coating that made it look less than fresh. Aside from that, the salad was a tasty combination of greens, tomatoes, bits of shrimp, bacon and blue cheese. Courses were timed well. Not long after we finished the salads, our entrees arrived sizzling loudly a sound that never fails to make ones mouth water. Manhattan Steakhouse serves only prime beef that is dry-aged three to four weeks. Choices range from a boneless 16-ounce top sirloin ($24) to a 64-ounce bone-in porterhouse for four ($148), with something for every steak lover in between. We settled on the 20-ounce bone-in New York strip ($34), which is served sliced but with the bone. The waiter put on a little show of searing slices of the meat against the superhot platter, which is cooked under a 1,800-degree broiler. The flavor of the beef was noticeably deeper and the texture more tender than a non-aged cut the hallmark of a high-end steakhouse. Who needs steak sauce with beef this rich in flavor? From their appearance and taste, we surmised that our side dish of Special German Potatoes ($7.95) laced with onions also spent time under that scorching broiler: The uppermost edges of the potato slices were blackened, giving the dish an ashen taste not so special. Our other entre, a 16-ounce veal T-bone chop ($29) was perfectly grilled pink and juicy inside, with a good seared crust on the exterior. I was glad that the waiter had shared some information that should be on the menu but isnt. He told us the breaded veal chop I had been considering ordering is flattened and pan-fried scallopini-style, and I would have been disappointed in that. (Dont you wish more waiters were so scrupulous?) We finished with desserts of profiteroles ($8) deliciously enveloped in chocolate mousse, and a crme brulee ($8) that didnt have much custard underneath its caramelized sugar crust. Clearly, there are consistency issues. Manhattan Steakhouse has got the main course down pat, and thats more than half the battle. Now it just needs to work on refining other elements that complement a fine-dining experience. food & wine CALENDAR Thursday, April 26, 6:30 p.m., Artichoke & Company: Learn how to make four signature items from the catering company and how to pair them with wine; $42.95, 1410 Rail Head Blvd.; 263-6979. Reservations required. Sunday, April 29, noon-5 p.m., Mercato: The Mercato International Food Fest features a global assortment of goodies plus live music and activities for the kids. Donate school supplies, reams of office paper or canned goods to the Guadalupe Center of Immokalee and be entered into a drawing to win prizes. Thursday, May 3, 7 p.m., Caffe dellAmore: Savor a six-course dinner featuring the Sicilian wines of Tasca dAlmerita Vineyards, along with delicacies such as seafood salad, eggplant gnocchi and shrimp in marsala; $89, 1400 Gulf Shore Blvd.; 261-1389. Reservations required. Saturday, May 5, 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Agave Southwestern Grill: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with tequila and mezcal specials, live entertainment and dance exhibitions, giveaways and raffles as well as food and drink specials; $15, 2380 Vanderbilt Beach Road; 598-3473. Tuesday, May 8, 6-7 p.m., Decanted Wines: Using a smell/aroma kit, learn how to identify the subtle aromas in wine (appetizers will accompany tasting); $20, 1410 Pine Ridge Road; (800) 980-5766. Reservations required. Wednesday, May 9, 5-7 p.m., Decanted Wines: Learn how to pair cupcakes and wines for an inventive Mothers Day treat; $15, 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., Veterans Community Park, Marco Island. Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., the Collier County Government Complex, 3335 U.S. 41 E. Saturday, 7:30-11:30 a.m., Third Street South, behind Tommy Bahamas between Third Street and Gordon Drive. Saturday, 7 a.m.-noon, the Bonita Springs Lions Club farm market at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon, St. Pauls Episcopal Church, 3901 Davis Blvd. Saturday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., North Naples Green Market at the Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt, off Airport Pulling and Vanderbilt Beach roads.Sunday, 8 a.m.-noon, Freedom Park, 151 Golden Gate Parkway. Send items to FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINEAged beef the main attraction at Manhattan Steakhouse Manhattan Steakhouse>> Hours: 4:30-9:30 p.m. daily >> Reservations: Accepted >> Credit cards: Accepted >> Price range: Appetizers, $7-$14; entrees $17-$34 >> Beverages: Full bar >> Specialties of the house: Prime beef >> Volume: Low >> Parking: Plaza lot >> Website: www.manhattan1steakhouse.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 24940 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 676-8687 Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor drewSTERWALD DREW STERWALD / FLORIDA WEEKLYRight: Crme brulee is one of two homemade desserts at Manhattan Steakhouse. Below: A perfectly grilled veal chop.