BEST 2012 OF INSIDE: Our picks for the best in SWFLTom Cameron had it good back in the day back when he actually paid business owners a commission to install his pay telephones for their customers. That was a different country, the United States in the second half of the 20th century. Then, more than 2 million pay telephones were sewn into the culture, studding the fabric of American roads and shops, of public and private buildings, city street corners and country rest stops like decorative beads that could provide an essential if colorful use instant communication away from home. Even owning a single payphone in a high-volume neighborhood once could net Mr. Cameron $500 to $600 a month, he recalls. And the more the merrier. Many owners maintained scores or even hundreds of them. Now if somebody wants a payphone at their place of business, they gotta pay for it themselves, he says. But not many business owners do that. About 75 percent of the payphones that once populated the American landscape are gone, industry officials say. Payphones, especially those operated with coins and not credit cards, are all SEE PHONES, A8 BY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ oridaweekly.com Southwest Floridas vanishing pay telephones are an endangered speciesERIC RADDATZ / FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. IV, No. 29 FREE WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2012 OPINION A4 PROFILE IN PARADISE A6 HEALTHY LIVING A22 PETS A26 NETWORKING B7-8 REAL ESTATE B9 OPEN HOUSE MAP B26 PUZZLES C10 FILM REVIEW C11 BOOK REVIEW C16 ANTIQUES C18 VINO & CUISINE C26-27 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes App Store. Recipes for successNew book picks the brains of local leaders. B1 Trail timesFlorida Weeklys new Undercover Historian Maureen Sullivan-Hartung looks back at the building of the Tamaimi Trail. A10 Cheers for CharityA toast to the Winetasters of Naples, and more to-dos around town. C20, 22-24 10 voices strongStraight No Chaser a cappella group headed to the Phil. C1 ernational rld Bank, d the Abu tsys team s by 20%+ AUTHOR YOUR BOOK TODAY PAGE 100Innovative Strategies from 60+ Succeeding LeadersBy Betsy Allen, MBA, CSP, MOKGOT RESULTS, RESPECT, REVENUE? Innovative Strategies from 60+ Succeeding Leaders Betsy Allen, MBA, CSP, MOK 10it
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NAPLES PINE RIDGE COLLIER MARCO ISLAND BONITA SPRINGS FORT MYERS CAPE CORAL John Peterson and I decided to become cops because of Frank Nelick. A tenured English professor at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Mr. Nelick was universally known as the coolest man who ever lived. He was also, paradoxically, a friend of the states top cop, Vern Miller, the scrappy attorney general. Mr. Miller agreed to open the doors for us to the Kansas State Police Academy on the prairie outside Hutchinson through a single month in the summer of 1972. Thats what it took then to get certified or recertified as a cop: 30 days on a deserted airbase with veteran Kansas police officers wielding .38 pistols and a strong mistrust of flowered VW vans. One of the instructors warned us vehemently against any we saw passing through our towns. We were to stop them whenever we saw them because their occupants would corrupt the town, the state and the nation with drugs, illicit sex (whatever that is, as Keith Richards says), and rock n roll. It was hippy profiling at its most unapologetic. A Texan by birth and upbringing, Mr. Nelick had flown light bombers off aircraft carriers in the Pacific during World War II. Later, hed converted to the Catholic Church, which did nothing to restrain his colorful behavior except require his attendance at mass and confession. He habitually tapped the ashes from his cigars into his cowboy boots while lecturing on John Miltons Paradise Lost, for example. The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, or a hell of heaven, Mr. Nelick intoned grandly. We were entirely seduced into believing it, even though he pointed out cheerfully that Milton had put those words in the devils mouth. He had other cool habits, too, like driving his red 1964 Corvette Stingray around Lawrence in the middle of the night with a bottle of vodka wedged into the tiny space behind the gear shift, while clutching a small book of verse in one hand. He would intervene to help someone on the street in the blink of an eye, a man on a quest to right wrongs, as we saw it. One morning he found Sally Schibler and me standing vacantly on the curb in front of a deserted Student Union at 6 a.m. Gallantly, he stopped, ushered us together into the single passenger seat of his red rocket, and took us out in the country north of town. There, he flew his machine up to 110 miles per hour on the well-graded dirt roads, slicing through cornfields like a bullet, the trademark cigar clenched in his teeth. His bottle was half full, and he never offered us a drop. Occasionally he went to jail for getting in bar fights with Indians from the Haskell Institute, across town, which didnt hurt his reputation with us in the least, either. But for all his spotty trouble with the law, Mr. Nelick was a cop lover of good cops, not bad cops, he told us. Cops who treated each person fairly, regardless of race, creed, color or crime, but applied some mercy to their exercise in justice, when appropriate. Therefore Jew, he would say, quoting Shakespeares play, The Merchant of Venice, though justice be thy plea, consider this: that in the course of justice, none of us should see salvation. We do pray for mercy, and that same prayer doth teach us all to render the deeds of mercy.Ive never forgotten the good-cop distinction because it seems decent but touchy. How far can a cop carry that notion without becoming a one-man, onewoman judge and jury? The cops job, after all, is the law not The Truth. Isnt it? But Truth has a funny way of showing up at every scene, innocent or guilty, facts or no facts. It happened just the other day, when my sister-in-law, Gwen, arrived to visit with her 16-year-old daughter. They came in a big clean cream sedan with sparkling silver hubcaps and slightly shaded windows two good-looking white women in the back seat of a fancy ride piloted by two good-looking black men. The driver was Genese Vertus, pastor of Tabernacle of Worship, Gwens fianc. He brought his cousin, a civil engineer visiting from Haiti. Im sure that had nothing to do with the fact that a Lee sheriffs deputy (I wont mention his name) pulled the car over even though he saw no driving infraction, then administered the third degree, questioning the men about drugs in the car and detaining them for a few minutes. The deputy finally left them with a signed warning to wear their seatbelts. Heres one possible truth of that noncrime: a racist cop profiled two men for the color of their skin and the look of their ride. Thats not what Mr. Nelick had in mind. One day, he described some Harvard men who had decided to join the New York City Police Department in a new program that required them to walk the beat. Get to know everybody on a single block. Show them how to embrace the American dream, by tempering justice with mercy and understanding, thus ending crime and unhappiness forever. Dazzled by this approach to saving the world block by block with nothing more than a liberal arts degree, a badge, and palaver, we signed on. When we came back to campus from the police academy in the fall, we even worked as night dispatchers for campus security for a few months a less-thancompelling experience. Eventually, we gave up. Some of our best friends drove flowered vans, after all, and we hadnt been too impressed with the cops we saw in the first place. John went on to law school, I went on to a career singing kumbaya for small change, and all of it vanished. Except that persistent question: What is a good cop? Ive seen some in the intervening years, and I still cant answer it. But every one of them displays independence, courage, humility, some wit, grace under pressure, an instinct for protecting the weak, and good sense along with a devotion to justice for all, tempered by mercy for the human condition. COMMENTARY What is a good cop? rogerWILLIAMS firstname.lastname@example.org* This column originally ran on May 4, 2011.
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No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.325.1960 or visit us on the web at www.floridaweekly.com and click on subscribe today.One-year mailed subscriptions: $31.95 in-county$52.95 in-state $59.95 out-of-state richLOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly OPINIONConrad the scrivener amyGOODMANSpecial to Florida Weekly Sen. Kent Conrad of North Dakota is the chairman of the Senate Budget Committee. That means hes the Democratic point man for the absolutely essential work of not coming up with a budget. Conrad has occasionally gone wobbly. Sometimes he has sounded dangerously close to betraying the cause that his party has entrusted to him. Last month, the senator went on national TV to say he was going to have his committee mark up what he called a 0-year plan i.e., a budget. After briefly flirting with this treachery, Conrad came back to his senses and recommitted himself to his duty to remain resolutely budget-less. He didnt hold a markup at all, which is the time-honored process by which a bill is debated, amended and voted on. Conrad dispensed with all such fluff and minutiae. He offered his own plan, loosely based on the work of the Bowles-Simpson deficit-reduction commission, shot down any foolishness about amending or voting, and pronounced himself well-pleased. Conrad had delivered yet again, by not delivering a budget. If this seems an easy, almost noshow job to you, think again. There are two varieties of budgetary boldness. Theres bold like Republican House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan. This involves passing out of committee detailed budget resolutions that go on to pass the entire chamber and to spark a full and frank debate about the nations fiscal future. Then theres Kent Conrad boldness. This involves having the fortitude to defend doing nothing with threadbare rationalizations and weaselly misdirections. Fresh from his stalwart act of nonbudgeting, Sen. Conrad said it was too hard to pass a budget in an election year. But Senate Democrats hadnt passed one in 2011 or 2010, either. This year is a presidential election year, 2011 was an off-year, and 2010 was a midterm election year. That covers every kind of year there is in Washington. By this standard, the Senate will have an annual excuse not to pass a budget resolution for the rest of time. The 1974 Budget Act says that, as a matter of law, the Senate Budget Committee is to pass a resolution by April 1 and Congress as a whole to pass one by April 15. No matter. Kent Conrad is the Bartleby the Scrivener of budgeting: He prefers not to. The chairmans exertions, such as they are, serve the political interests of his master, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. The leader doesnt want the fingerprints of Senate Democrats on a budget. What possible upside is there in telling the public, in some detail, how they will address the countrys grave fiscal challenges? This gambit, a running charade for years now, betrays the intellectual exhaustion of the last remaining Democratic majority on Capitol Hill too scared and too cynical to undertake even a rudimentary gesture toward governing. As for Sen. Kent Conrad, he is retiring at the end of the year. As a private citizen, he will be able to look back fondly at the extraordinary capstone of his 25-year career, when he literally set a new standard for success for chairmen of the Senate Budget Committee. Bravo, Mr. Chairman, bravo. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.The NSA is watching youThree targeted Americans: A career government intelligence official, a filmmaker and a hacker. None of these U.S. citizens was charged with a crime, but they have been tracked, surveilled, detained sometimes at gunpoint and interrogated, with no access to a lawyer. Each remains resolute in standing up to the increasing government crackdown on dissent.The intelligence official: William Binney worked for almost 40 years at the secretive National Security Agency (NSA), the U.S. spy agency that dwarfs the CIA. As technical director of the NSAs World Geopolitical and Military Analysis Reporting Group, Binney told me, he was tasked to see how we could solve collection, analysis and reporting on military and geopolitical issues all around the world, every country in the world. Throughout the 1990s, the NSA developed a massive eavesdropping system code-named ThinThread, which, Binney says, maintained crucial protections on the privacy of U.S. citizens demanded by the U.S. Constitution. He recalled, After 9/11, all the wraps came off for NSA, as massive domestic spying became the norm. He resigned on Oct. 31, 2001.Along with several other NSA officials, Binney reported his concerns to Congress and to the Department of Defense. Then, in 2007, as then-Attorney General Alberto Gonzales was being questioned on Capitol Hill about the very domestic spying to which Binney objected, a dozen FBI agents charged into his house, guns drawn. They forced aside his son and found Binney, a diabetic amputee, in the shower. They pointed their guns at his head, then led him to his back porch and interrogated him. Three others were raided that morning. Binney called the FBI raid retribution and intimidation so we didnt go to the Judiciary Committee in the Senate and tell them, Well, heres what Gonzales didnt tell you, OK. Binney was never charged with any crime. The filmmaker: Laura Poitras is an Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker, whose recent films include My Country, My Country, about the U.S. occupation of Iraq, and The Oath, which was filmed in Yemen. Since 2006, Poitras has been detained and questioned at airports at least 40 times. She has had her computer and reporters notebooks confiscated and presumably copied, without a warrant. The most recent time, April 5, she took notes during her detention. The agents told her to stop, as they considered her pen a weapon. She told me: I feel like I cant talk about the work that I do in my home, in my place of work, on my telephone, and sometimes in my country. So the chilling effect is huge. Its enormous. The hacker: Jacob Appelbaum works as a computer security researcher for the nonprofit organization the Tor Project (torproject.org), which is a free software package that allows people to browse the Internet anonymously, evading government surveillance. Tor was actually created by the U.S. Navy, and is now developed and maintained by Appelbaum and his colleagues. Tor is used by dissidents around the world to communicate over the Internet. Tor also serves as the main way that the controversial WikiLeaks website protects those who release documents to it. Appelbaum has volunteered for WikiLeaks, leading to intense U.S. government surveillance. Appelbaum spoke in place of Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder, at a conference called Hackers on Planet Earth, or HOPE, as people feared Assange would be arrested. He started his talk by saying: Hello to all my friends and fans in domestic and international surveillance. Im here today because I believe that we can make a better world. He has been detained at least a dozen times at airports: I was put into a special room, where they frisked me, put me up against the wall. ... Another one held my wrists. ... They implied that if I didnt make a deal with them, that Id be sexually assaulted in prison. ... They took my cellphones, they took my laptop. They wanted, essentially, to ask me questions about the Iraq War, the Afghan War, what I thought politically. I asked Binney if he felt that the NSA has copies of every email sent in the U.S. He replied, I believe they have most of them, yes. Binney said two senators, Ron Wyden and Mark Udall, have expressed concern, but have not spoken out, as, Binney says, they would lose their seats on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Meanwhile, Congress is set to vote on the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA. Proponents of Internet freedom are fighting the bill, which they say will legalize what the NSA is secretly doing already. Members of Congress, fond of quoting the countrys founders, should recall these words of Benjamin Franklin before voting on CISPA: They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. 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. Conrad
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2012 Sharon Kenny, the author of Where Should We Eat? A Food Lovers Recommended Places to Eat and Drink in the Naples Area, has been a weekly guest on my show for several years. Not only does she share her expertise about dining establishments with our listeners, but she understands and promotes community events as well. Sharon was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, into an extended family of farmers, which gave her an early appreciation of fresh vegetables and fruit grown on their land. Dining out, she recalls, was limited to the rare visit to a Chinese restaurant or a place that grilled split hot dogs and shoestring fries that was a real treat! She was 14 when she went to her first Polynesian restaurant. I remember having to cross a little bridge over a stream to get to our table. And the food! Sweet, tender bites of meat on a stick, something flaming I never knew food could taste like that or that a restaurant could transport you to another world. Shes been exploring restaurants of all kinds ever since. And she worked in restaurants while studying French translation at the University of Manitoba and the University of Toronto. My last year in Toronto was an exploration of food from as many places I could afford especially dim sum, Greek and Thai, she says. Every weekend Id buy a selection of cheeses and unusual fruits and vegetables to try, things Id never seen before. After college, she worked in the Northwest Territories and in Saskatchewan. Because food adventures were very limited, she had to learn to cook the exotic meals she missed so much. Sharon and her husband, Sean (also a food lover), moved to St. Louis in 1989 and spent several years there. Although they found the food somewhat conservative for their adventuresome palates, thats where Sharon gained experience writing food reviews for the college paper while she was earning a masters degree in art history. When they moved to the Paradise Coast, Sharon became involved with the citys advisory committee on art in public places and chaired the committee for more than 10 years. She also continued her pursuit of great dining experiences (the photo accompanying was taken last summer when Sharon was visiting the Domaine Chandon Vineyard in the Napa Valley). Soon she had a list of local places she could readily recommend to anyone who asked for advice on where to eat. And eventually, she published her guide (the fourth edition of which lists 114 restaurants, markets and bars throughout the area). Sharon does not rate restaurants; she only recommends them. For inclusion, a dining establishment must be locally owned and have a unique atmosphere, a a T a a s w bobHARDEN e-mail: email@example.com PROFILES IN PARADISERelishing a lifetime of adventures in food Talking points with Sharon KennySomething thats been on your mind: My next volunteer project.Something your mother was always right about: When you decide to be a nice girl, you can come out of your room.What would you be doing if you werent doing this? Teaching art history.What makes you laugh? My dogs and the online comments in the Naples Daily News.Last book you read: Japanese in Ten Minutes a Day.Next vacation destination: Japan.Something youll never understand: Japanese!As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A world traveler.First job: From age 14-17, I worked as a page shelving books in the public library in Winnepeg, Manitoba. I was already a reader, but this job exposed me to people who read a huge variety of subjects, plus I worked with lots of really smart people. It made me hunger to learn more and become smarter myself. Im from the rst generation in my family to graduate high school, let alone go to college, and I didnt know anything about being smart or how to get ahead in life through education. I think I thought you were just born smart or not. But working in the library helped me realize that you could work hard and read and make yourself smart. I still love libraries! Hidden talent: Im a sculptor.Skill or talent you wish you had: I wish I could sing.Guilty pleasure: Ketchupavored potato chips (Canadians will understand).Pet peeve: Rude and impatient people in restaurants or anywhere, really.What are you most proud of? My work to help establish the Naples Public Art Ordinance.What the Paradise Coast really needs: More public art.Favorite thing about the Paradise Coast: The small town-feel of Naples.What I miss about the Paradise Coast when Im away: The safety and ease of life here.nice view and good food. In all the good restaurants, you can tell that someone cares, she says. Im glad to be able to help those people who put heart and soul into their restaurant. And Im happy that I can help visitors and residents enjoy Naples a bit more. Bob Harden is the producer and host of The Bob Harden Show, airing from 7-8 a.m. weekdays at www.bobharden.com. The show is archived for listeners convenience.
SeriesNewOpportunitiesatShell PointThe public is invited and many of these events are Shell Point Retirement Community is located in Fort Myers, 2 miles before the Sanibel Causeway.Shell Point is a non-profit ministry of The Christian and Missionary Alliance Foundation 2012 Shell Point. All rights reserved SLS-2113-12 (239) 466-1131 www.shellpoint.orgMay 7 The Arab Spring One Year Laterfrom 6:45pm to 8:15pm. Professor Adrian Kerr offersan indepth look at the History of the Middle East to help us understand what led to the uprisings in the spring of 2011, and the issues of today in this troubled region of the world. Tickets are $10. Call (239) 489-8472 to your place.May 8,16,22,&30 Discover Shell Point Tour & Presentationat 10am. Join us for a group presentation about the Lifestyle and Lifecare available at Shell Point followed by a narrated bus tour of the community. Light refreshments will be provided. Call (239) 466-1131 or 1-800780-1131 to reserve your place.May 8,15,22ThreeGreat Seventeenth Century Dutch MastersDorothy Dottie Magen, M.A. is back to offer three presentations to the Academy of Lifelong Learning. She examines the life and artistic contributions of these great Dutch masters. Each session costs $10. Call(239)489-8472 to reserve your place.May 8 Session 1, Rembrandt from 2:00pm to 4:00 pmMay 15 Session 2, Vermeerfrom 2:00pm to 4:00 pmMay 22 Session 3, Halsfrom 2:00pm to 4:00 pmMay 30 Your Eyes Dont Have to Act Their Ageat 3:30 pm. Dr. Michael J. Collins, board certified Ophthalmologist will speak about exciting new advances in cataract surgery, and how you can customize it to fit your lifestyle. This event is free. Call (239) 489-8472 to reserve your space. Visit www.shellpoint.org/LES for full descriptions of this months events! FREE Shell Points Life Enrichment Series offers the opportunity to discover new things about yourself and the world you live in. Concerts, presentations, lectures, shows, special events, and more! FREE!May 2012 The Shell Point Golf Club is offering a special summer membership rate to golfers interested in joining the golf club from May 15 through October 15. The cost is only $150 and includes: For information call(239) 433-9790. Reciprocal privileges 21 days advance tee times (online) FREE!Play for less all summer longSummer Golf Memberships Available May 15 to Oct.15 10% off merchandise (soft goods) Charge accounts Reduced cart fees WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2012 A7 Help postal workers Stamp Out Hunger on May 12 Letter carriers in Collier and Lee counties are gearing up for the 20th annual National Letter Carrier Food Drive. The countrys largest single-day drive to help Stamp Out Hunger in America takes place Saturday, May 12. More than 10,000 communities across the country participate. Area residents are asked to leave donations of non-perishable food at their mailboxes for pick-up. Northerners who are returning home prior to May 12 can drop off their contributions at any U.S Post Office; the items will be saved and added to the May 12 contributions. Businesses can set up collection boxes for employees and customers who for whatever reason cannot leave food by their mailboxes on May 12. Foods high on the list of suitable donations include peanut butter and jelly; canned tuna, soups, vegetables and fruit; rice; beans. Donations must be in unbreakable and unopened containers. All food collected in Collier County goes to Collier Harvest for distribution; Lee County items go to the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Local residents are needed to assist with the collection effort in two ways: Driving behind letter carriers along their routes to help collect and transport food donations; or Helping sort items as donations arrive at the main collection site. To assist a letter carrier in Collier County, call Jesse Costin at 643-4716; to help sort donations for Collier Harvest, call 455-3663. To assist a letter carrier in Lee County, call 573-9638; to help sort donations for the Harry Chapin Food Bank, call 334-7007. KeyBank forum set for women business leadersKeyBanks 2012 Key4Women Forum, a benefit for PACE Center for Girls-Collier at Immokalee, takes place from 7-10 a.m. Friday, May 11, at the Hilton Naples. The session will highlight essential communication shifts that women in business owners, managers and other decision makers, including those in the nonprofit sector must understand in order to remain competitive. Guest speakers Debra Jasper and Betsy Hubbard of Mindset Digital will discuss how organizations can assess their digital footprints and leverage social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest. They will discuss how a Facebook world is dramatically changing customer expectations. Admission is $20. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 466-2518 or visiting www.key.com/womensforum.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2012 but forgotten relics of another era. I used to see them in the front of Walmart or Total Wine or occasionally by a bus stop, observes Jill Haughie, a Neapolitan and organizer of the Unite Women March set to take place Saturday, April 28, in Naples. One of scores organized in cities across the U.S. that day, Unite Women Naples protests the fact that American women continue to be underpaid and over-regulated when it comes to salaries and their bodies and health. But nobody will be calling home from a payphone along the march route to describe it, says Ms. Haughie. Now all that remains (where the payphones used to be) is the outer shell the stands that used to contain them. Maybe with a little gang graffiti, and maybe just the hanging receiver or the cord. There was one near the Bealls and a mailbox, I remember. I just assume someone tore it off to get the quarters... maybe Supermans drunk brother. Even the Florida Public Service Commission has gone to sleep at the wheel or the receiver, if you will when it comes to payphones. The PSCs impressive web site announces that this branch of government regulates 470 owners of more than 51,000 payphones in Florida, requiring that they comply with a long list of standards: clear sound, access for all users to emergency and 800 numbers, that kind of thing. Problem is, there arent 51,000 pay phones left in Florida. I hope you were looking at our latest (report), cautions Cynthia Muir, a Florida Public Service Commission spokeswoman. Well, no, the reporter looked at the first site to come up when he googled Florida Public Service Commission payphones. There it says 1,000, in black electronic numerals. There are more like 15,000, Ms. Muir corrects. Or not. As of last year, there were about 7,000 payphones left in Florida, according to a spokesman for the Florida Public Telecommunications Association, who was quoted in an August, 2011 wire story. As for regulating them, fuggetaboutit, as people used to say into their sticky receivers. I talked with our folks this morning about how they are inspected, and actually at this point in time there is minimal time being dedicated to payphones, admits Ms. Muir. Generally, its only in response to complaints, she says. And if its determined that the payphones need on-site visits it would be done in conjunction with other travel needs that the PSC has. In other words, even if you complain, nothing will happen just because you complained about a bad payphone. But not to worry: First, you have to find a pay phone before you can complain about a bad one. No, we do not have any pay phones here I dont think weve had them in years, says Michelle Ritter, a spokeswoman at Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte. Ditto at Naples Community Hospital and at Lee Memorial Health Services, with four acute care hospitals, one of the largest public systems in Florida: no public pay telephones. We have courtesy phones, explains Mary Briggs, the spokeswoman at Lee Memorial Heath. Theyre landlines too, like pay telephones. And like payphones, theyre capable of functioning if the cell tower goes down. The same is true at all other hospitals in the region. So now, if you dont have a cell phone you can call for free. But these days cell phones are a lot less expensive than they used to be and cell towers are a lot more dependable, so 90 percent of Americans now have cell phones and use them, communications officials say. That has spelled the death knell of a robust pay telephone culture. Cell phones killed them, says Mr. Cameron bluntly. And now the retired telephone company man who worked himself up from lineman to executive in Pennsylv ania and New Jersey, then to independent payphone owner even after he retired to Southwest Florida, is down to two pay telephones. Both are installed in the clubhouse of a local golf club. Theyre the fancy built-in-to-thewall type with only the stainless steel faceplates and the dial pads showing and the place you put in the money, he says. But nobodys putting in any money. I let the numbers go so they dont work any longer, he confesses. The only reason I left the phones in there was because I didnt want to have to rip a hole in their wall to get them out. Almost without our noticing, the once-insistent culture of pay telephones that crossed all cultural and economic boundaries has slipped away. No more pocketfuls of change for that crucial call. No more saying, Id like to make a collect call, please, operator. No more operators to put the collect call through. The is the Bell Telephone operator. Would you accept a collect call from Roger? Hell, no. And no more attempts to secure international fame if not fortune by stuffing the most breathing humans into a single phone booth, like a herd of St. Marys College students did one fine day in 1959 While Life Magazine photographer Joe Munroe kept his camera clicking, 22 students fit all or parts of themselves into the booth. That may or may not be a world record (its not listed in the Guinness Book of World Records), but Mr. Munroe certainly took the most famous shot. People understood: Payphones-WereUs, and we were a lot of fun. So where can you find a pay telephone these days, except in Seedy-ville on the side of a gas-and-quick-food franchise? Oddly enough, the answer to that question is this: you can find some decent pay phones in the highest-tech transportation center in the region. We still have 65, notes Vicki Moreland, spokeswoman for Southwest Florida International Airport. Theyre owned by CenturyLink, whose spokesman didnt return a call asking why the company maintains them, and how much they make the company. But Ms. Moreland is willing to share some information. First, CenturyLink does it the oldfashioned way, paying Southwest Florida International a commission based on use. Last month, SWFIA took in a robust $320 from the pay phone business. Not only that, but between March 1 and March 31, 1,409 calls were made from the payphones, but only 75 of them long distance. That averaged about 21 calls per phone, but its more spread out than that, she says. Half of these calls were direct dial calls, when somebody put in 50 cents and start ed calling. Thats old school, but youd have to look quick to see it. In March alone, more than 1 million travelers passed through the airport, which means .0014 made phone calls, only half of them with actual coins minted in the U.S. of A. Sure, Ms. Moreland conjectures, sometimes grandma and grandpa show up to see the grandkids, and they dont have cell phones because they dont believe in that newfangled nonsense. So they appreciate getting to use the payphone. But sometimes its probably a sophisticated traveler from Dusseldorf or Vienna or somewhere. Whip out your cell phone when youre overseas, theyve learned, and it could cost you big. Especially if youre trying to get data maybe download a map or a restaurant review with information you could just as easily get from a quick 50 cent CenturyLink phone call, by coin or credit card. Data plans have become a more expensive travel gotcha than expensive voice-call rates overseas as high as $5 or more per minute. Even if your phone checks the local temperature, thatll cost you. AT&T and Verizon charge up to $20 per megabyte, so uploading a few photos, downloading a few attachments or watching three minutes of YouTube video can easily cost $100; watching a full-length feature movie through an Internet-based service can be an $18,000 show ticket, according to the Wall Street Journal, reporting a story about Americans who ran up $10,000 bills on their cell phones, last week. Besides, with a pay phone you could always charge somebody else. Ah, for the days of payphones, acknowledges Ms. Haughie. Yes, operator, Id like to make a collect call. What is the area code please? PHONESFrom page 1
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2012 A11 Workers hauled dynamite amid endless mosquitoes, snakes and horseflies during construction of the Trail in the mid-1920s. very rough gravel roads were wide open and not heavily trafficked yet, and wild animals were also known to roam freely. The six way stations along the Trail were Belle Meade (at Collier Boulevard), Royal Palm Hammock (at County Road 92, next to Collier-Seminole State Park), Weaver Station (renamed Big Cypress Bend Station, across from the Fakahatchee Strand boardwalk; it was demolished by Hurricane Andrew in 1992), Turner River (near Ochopee), Monroe Station (listed on the National Register of Historic Places and currently moved back away from the road in Ochopee and boarded up) and the Paolita Station (at the Miami-Dade County line). The Big Cypress National Preserve has ownership of the Monroe Station and plans to restore it to an interpretive museum. From 1925 until 1928, Mr. Colliers crews worked round-the-clock to complete the Naples-Miami link that would open Southwest Florida to the masses. The entire Tamiami Trail took 13 years to complete, at a staggering cost, for the times, of $8 million (half of which was for the purchase of dynamite). Celebrating the Trail, then and now The morning of April 26, 1928, dawned a glorious day for celebrating. Various local newspapers reported that a cavalcade with 500 cars had formed in Tampa to make the trek over to Miami with numerous celebrations along the way, including one at Everglades City, Mr. Colliers own company town. He and Gov. John Wellborn Martin led the motorcade down to Everglades City where a grand parade was held. They passed through the former grandiose stone archway at the Miami-Dade County line later that afternoon, en route to Miami. Fast forward 84 years, to a breezy, overcast day in late April 2012. More than 100 people attended the small anniversary celebration in Everglades City that began with a motorcade of antique cars, coming to rest outside the Museum of the Everglades. Its hard to believe that just 84 years ago they were just starting to carve this area out of the wilderness, Joy Willard, a visitor from New York, marveled. In addition to hot dogs and cake, those in attendance were entertained by the sounds of Nate Augustus of the Gladezmen throughout the celebration. Maureen Sullivan-Hartung arrived in Naples in 1981. Following a years stint as a reporter for the former weekly Everglades Echo newspaper, she began freelancing. Her first book, The Hidden History of Everglades City & Points Nearby, was published in 2010 by The History Press in South Carolina. Starting this week, look for her Undercover Historian column every other week in Florida Weekly. Learn more about Ms. SullivanHartung at www.maureenwrites.com.over to the agricultural community of Immokalee, and north to the Bonita Springs line. Dubbed the Last Frontier because of its sheer remoteness and proximity to the Ten Thousand Islands, this was a natural place for those hiding from the law. Mr. Collier hired husband-and-wife teams to maintain law and order along the Trail. Way stations similar to our rest areas today were built roughly 10-20 miles apart, beginning at what today is the intersection of Collier Boulevard and Tamiami Trail in East Naples. While the wives manned the stations, offering refreshment and hospitality to travelers, the husbands, known as the Southwest Mounted Police (Mr. Collier was enthralled by the uniforms of the Canadian Mounties and dressed his own police in the same manner), rode Harley-Davidson motorcycles along designated areas of the Trail, offering assistance to motorists in trouble, clearing debris from the road and also apprehending poachers. Keep in mind, the In the early phases of clearing the way for the Tamiami Trail between Naples and Miami, teams of oxen were used for hauling the necessary supplies of gasoline, fuel oil and dynamite.
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Salvation Army tennis tourney rescheduled Inclement weather on April 21 forced the eighth annual Rackets Up! tennis tournament to benefit the Salvation Army Naples Corps Child Care Center to be rescheduled for Saturday, May 26, at the Arthur L. Allen Tennis Center at Cambier Park. Check-in will begin at 10:30 a.m. and round robin competition begins at 11:15 a.m. Registration is $35 and includes lunch catered by Jasons Deli and a tournament T-shirt. For registration or more information, call Kevin Walker at 213-3060 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org (subject: Salvation Army tennis fundraiser). Bicycle race part of CityFest funThe inaugural Orange Blossom Special, a 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. Bicyclists from around the state are expected to vie for $7,500 in cash and prizes. Volkswagen of Naples is the title sponsor. For registration and more information, including race maps, visit www. orangeblossomnaples.com. Turtle Trot 5K set for Lovers KeyFriends 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 will trek 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. Registration is $25 if completed before May 6 and $30 after that. Sign up at www.friendsofloverskey.org or stop by the park for a registration form. For more information, call 463-4588 or e-mail president@friendsofloverskey. org. Stand up and paddle 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. 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 Wa ter Sports. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2012 NOW OFFERING A LIMITED NUMBER OF FULL GOLF, SOCIAL AND SEASONAL MEMBERSHIPS!CONTACT JOAN BILSON (239) 597-2831 WWW.QUAILCREEKCC.COMQUAILCREEKCOUNTRYCLUBMEMBERSLOVE TALKINGABOUTTHEIRCLUB!QUAILCREEKCOUNTRYCLUB...EVERYTHINGACOUNTRYCLUBSHOULDBE!I like to have fun and Quail Creek Country Club allows you to have fun. You can make this club what you want it to be. ~ Julia Ricketts There is a unique blend of people here from young professionals raising families to vibrant, still active retirees. ~ Monica Gagne Both our golf courses are unique and fun to play. Its a wonderful place that I wouldnt give up for anything! ~ Bob RickettsJoin us, wont you?TWOARTHURHILLSDESIGNEDCHAMPIONSHIPGOLFCOURSESMEMBEROWNED/DEBTFREE53,000 SQ. FT. CLUBHOUSE13 HAR-TRUTENNISCOURTSFITNESSCENTER& SPAHIGHTECHGOLFTRAININGCENTERFIVE-STARDINING
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In Inbetweeners, a social group for singles ages 40-65, welcomes newcomers and regulars at gatherings from 4-7 p.m. every Wednesday. The May 9 meeting place is AZN in Mercato; May 16, 23 and 30 gatherings are set for Noodles Italian Caf and Sushi Bar. For more information, visit www. meetup.com/inbetweeners or e-mail email@example.com. The Naples Newcomers Club welcomes women who have been permanent residents of Naples for no more than five years and who want to meet others who are new to the area. The club meets for lunch at 11:30 a.m. on the second Thursday of every month at country clubs throughout the area. In addition, groups within the club plan outings and dates to share varied interests, such as mah-jongg and duplicate bridge, gourmet cooking and discussions about philosophy. Prospective members are invited to coffee at 10 a.m. on the first Thursday of each month. For meeting locations and more information, call 298-4083 or visit www.naplesnewcomers.com. Membership in the Social Butterflies, a new group for women, is open to all who want to cultivate friendships, support one anothers career and personal efforts and also help local charities. For more information, call Nicole Forbis at 784-7987 or look for Social Butter flies Naples on Facebook. The Bonita Springs Newcomers Club welcomes women who have lived in Bonita for less than three years. Luncheons are held at area country clubs on the third Thursday of every month (December meeting is on the second Thursday). Members must attend five luncheons a year and pay annual dues of $40. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.bonitaspringsnewcomersclub.com. A new Womens Traveling Club is taking shape for women who want to learn about world destinations and tips for traveling and who want to make new friends with similar interests. Monthly meetings will take place at various locations around Naples. For more information, contact Tracy Ball at MAD Travel by calling 9613248 or e-mailing womenstravelclub@ madtravel.com. Naples Ship Modelers is an informal group dedicated to the hobby of building wooden ship models. Members share their skills, knowledge and shipbuilding techniques with one another at Saturday morning meetings twice a month and welcome new members. For more information, call Dick Ritchie at 594-0868 or e-mail dcritchie@ comcast.net. Get Florida Weekly delivered to your mailbox for only$3195*PER YEAR*Rates are based on standard rate postage. A one-year in-county subscription will cost $31.95 to cover shipping and handling. Call for out-of-county and out-of-state postage and pricing options. Subscribe online at www.FloridaWeekly.com or Call 239.325.1960
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Alzheimers report reveals some unexpected findingsEvery 68 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimers disease. Thats just one of the statistics in the 2012 Alzheimers Disease Facts and Figures report recently released by the Alzheimers Association. An estimated 5.4 million people have Alzheimers today, including 200,000 people under the age of 65. By 2025, there will be as many as 6.7 million people with Alzheimers. More than 450,000 Floridians are afflicted today. Here are some more findings: One out of seven people with Alzheimers lives alone. There are an estimated 800,000 people in the United States who have Alzheimers and live alone. People with dementia who live alone are at greater risk of jeopardized health than those who live with others. These risks include missed or delayed diagnosis, selfneglect, malnutrition and untreated medical conditions. Those living alone are also at increased risk of wandering away unattended and of accidental death. Compounding these issues is the fact that many are in denial about the seriousness of cognitive impairment and refusal to seek help. Advance planning for the individual with Alzheimers or another dementia who lives alone is absolutely critical, says Gloria Smith, president and CEO of the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the Alzheimers Association. Alzheimers and other dementias take individuals through unfamiliar territory, she adds. Planning in the early stages of the disease allows individuals to build a care team, make financial plans and prepare for future safety concerns, while they are still cognitively able to do so. Florida is among the top four states in which caregivers are unpaid. There are 15.2 million friends and family members providing care for individuals with Alzheimers and other dementias, including 999,000 caregivers in Florida (along with California, New York and Texas, Florida tops the chart in the number of unpaid caregivers looking after loved ones with Alzheimers and other dementias). In 2011, caregivers provided $210 billion dollars of unpaid care nationally $13.7 billion of it in Florida. Caregivers take on a tremendous financial, physical and emotional toll to help care for a loved one with Alzheimers. Sixty-one percent of family caregivers of people with Alzheimers and other dementias rated their emotional stress of care giving as high or very high. That physical and emotional impact is estimated to result in nearly $9 billion in increased health-care costs in the United States, including $594,293,482 for caregivers in Florida. People with Alzheimers and other dementias cost Medicaid 19 times more than seniors without the conditions. Individuals with Alzheimers or other dementias are high consumers of hospital, nursing home and long-term care services, translating into high costs for Medicare, Medicaid and families. Caring for people with Alzheimers and other dementias will cost the U.S. an estimated $200 billion in 2012, including $35 billion by Medicaid. Costs will soar from $200 billion 2012 to an estimated $1.1 trillion per year by mid-century. Alzheimers has profound implications for the nation. Alzheimers has a significant impact on the individual who lives alone, for those who have the disease and live with their families, and for all levels of government, said Ms. Smith. This is why the Alzheimers Association supports federal efforts under way to create the first ever National Alzheimers Plan and the local effort recently passed by the Florida Legislature to create a Florida Alzheimers Plan. The future is now. State Alzheimers plans assess the current impact of the disease and determine needed steps to support the growing number of families affected by the disease. The Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the Alzheimers Association spearheaded the state legislatures effort to create an Alzheimers plan. State Rep. Matt Hudson and State Sen. Garrett Richter, both of Naples, sponsored legislation that creates a Purple Ribbon Task Force directed to develop an Florida Alzheimers Plan and submit policy recommendations to the governor, speaker of the House of Representatives and Senate president by August 2013. Gov. Rick Scott is currently reviewing the approved legislation for final consideration. The full text of the Alzheimers Associations 2012 Alzheimers Disease Facts and Figures report can be found at www.alz.org. Since it was formed in 1980, the Alzheimers Association has been the worlds leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimers care, support and research. The organization provides services to those affected by Alzheimers and other dementias; advocates for policy change and research funding; and advances research toward prevention, treatment and cure. For more information, visit www.alz.org.www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2012 Laboratory medicine provides the backbone of health careLast week was National Lab Week, and as we celebrated at NCH we all agreed with Gerry Mendola, lead technologist in our North Naples blood bank, when he reflected that, We have everything to do our job, especially great people.The backbone of our hospital system and health care in general is laboratory medicine. So in honor of National Lab Week, I had the pleasure of touring the Karl and Helga Brand Laboratory at our North Naples campus. Nancy Schafer, laboratory director, led the tour along with lab supervisor Cheryl Sacks and phlebotomy and processing supervisor Kim Ingle (Ive known Ms. Ingle for 25 years, ever since I was in private practice and used the lab services extensively). We followed a sample through the lab, starting with in-processing the clearinghouse that typically collects more than 200 labs and has results available every day by 7 a.m. for up to 325 in-patients. Narline Fontilme, Lulianne Joseph and Helene Fleurival supervise this meticulous process, utilizing bar codes, collection times and specific tests ordered and organized for prompt and precise results. Getting the right patient the right TO YOUR HEALTH Bend and stretch on the beach under a full moonTake a deep breath, bend, stretch and relax in the incomparable setting of the Naples beach under a full moon starting at 11 p.m. Saturday, May 5, on the beach at the Eighth Avenue South public access. Join the Leapfrog fitness community and an instructor from Bala Vinyasa Yoga for the free class sponsored by lululemon athletica. Theres no on-street parking at the beach access, so arrive early for direction to a parking spot. Bring your yoga mat and some bug spray. And after class, head to Caf Lurcat on Fifth Avenue South for more camaraderie. For more information, follow the Leapfrog fitness community on Facebook or e-mail email@example.com.Free lecture gives glimpse into what babies seeThe Vision Sciences Society and the Renaissance Academy at Florida Gulf Coast University present What Babies See, a free lecture from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 12, at the Naples Center of FGCU. Instructor Terri Lewis, a professor of psychology, neuroscience and behavior at McMaster University in Ontario, will dispel the myths, describe the facts and uncover surprises surrounding the amazing visual world of babies. Find out how to ask babies what they see and learn how, with special eye charts, researchers can discern the finest detail that infants can see, how well they can see color and motion and even the age at which they might recognize their parents and grandparents. The Naples Center of FGUC is at 1010 Fifth Ave. S. Lecture attendance is free, but registration is appreciated. Sign up at www. firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, call 425-3272.Voice 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 4173465, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.PASFi.org. PASFi headquarters have recently moved into new office space at 1048 Goodlette Road, Suite 201. HEALTHY LIVING kNilbkd allenWEISSallen.firstname.lastname@example.org SEE WEISS, A23
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Frantz, MD, FACS Areas Leading LASIK Surgeon SAVE $1,000 during our SPRING SPECIAL test at the right time is critical, and 90 percent of the time at NCH, we have results available within 30 minutes of the specimen entering the lab by tube system or courier. Large flat-screen monitors notify technologists when a specimen is approaching the 30-minute mark, so extra effort can be directed toward accelerating analysis. Some specific tests sedimentation rates, HIV screens, MRSA determination, urine analysis and abnormal platelet counts need to be performed manually. Angel Kupiec, NCH Laboratory Technologist of the Year two years ago and a 15-year NCH employee, is on the case in these special instances. Both hospital labs are supervised by administrative director Jodi Cooper and are supported by histology labs that receive samples of body tissue and fluids to be tested for the operating rooms, endoscopy and outpatient surgery procedure. Pathology assistant Ron Hobbs handles these specimens, performing a complete examination and precisely cutting sections for the pathologists to make their final diagnoses. Downtown histology supervisor Robin Swanson and laboratory assistant Michelle Gooley and their team handle an average of 175 to 200 blocks of tissue and frozen specimens per day from the operating room. Surgeons receive lab results in 20 minutes or less, which can potentially help determine the course of treatment for the patient. Advanced technology, such as immunofluorescence, has progressed remarkably since I was a medical student. This is particularly true in our in-house microbiology division, which is led by Robin Williams and her team of Ana Alvarez, Deb Ault, Cindy Powell and Joe Kyle, who have been working together for decades. Our in-house lab has allowed us to improve culture turnaround times, particularly our pediatric cultures. In all, 88 colleagues downtown, 41 in North Naples and 15 members of the NCH Healthcare Group (including Luis Trujillo, a patient favorite phlebotomist at Edison Village) handle about 4,500 specimens per day. Each year, three specialists at each campus are recognized by their colleagues for outstanding performance and service. This years honorees are: Downtown: Esmeraldha Pierre (technical), Nancy Thompson (support) and Melissa Miller (customer service) North Naples: Peter Kubetschek (technical), Aylet Quintero (support) and Alfaquenia Perez (customer service). Our labs are perfect examples of how a highly competent health-care team can produce consistently high-quality results to benefit an entire community. At NCH, in fact, every week is Lab Week. Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of NCH Healthcare System.21st Century Oncology participates in SAVI breast cancer radiation study Dr. Constantine Mantz, chief medical officer at 21st Century Oncology, was part of a collaborative group of physicians who presented their studies regarding advanced therapy for breast cancer treatment at the 36th annual Symposium of the American Society of Breast Disease last month in Dallas. The studies demonstrated the cosmetic advantages and precise radiation capabilities of the SAVI breast brachytherapy applicator for treatment of earlystage breast cancer. Researchers examined the initial and longer-term effects of the SAVI treatment in a group of 909 women at 12 research centers in the United States. 21st Century Oncology is one of the centers participating in the SAVI Collaborative Research Group and contributing to ongoing research into the SAVI applicator. Dr. Mantz explains that the SAVI treatment is used in conjunction with breast conservation therapy where the tumor and surrounding tissue are removed (lumpectomy), and the surgery is followed with a course of radiation. Traditionally, radiation treatment is delivered five days a week for six weeks following surgery, and the entire breast is radiated. With SAVI, the radiation is delivered far more precisely and over a course of just five days, he says. Weve had excellent success rates with this treatment, and very few side effects, Dr. Mantz adds. The SAVI device allows physicians to sculpt radiation based on patient-specific anatomy, which increases the number of women who can benefit from accelerated partial breast irradiation. 21st Century Oncology LLC is a leading developer and operator of radiation therapy centers in the United States. 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To adopt or foster a petThis weeks pets are from Collier County Domestic Animal Services. Adoption fees for cats are $60 and dogs are $85 and include sterilization surgery, vaccinations, pet license, ID microchip and a bag of food. Visit DAS at 7610 Davis Blvd. from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. For more information, call 252-7387 or visit www.colliergov.net/pets. >>Lilac is a 3-month-old Labrador retriever mix. Shes alert, playful, affectionate and friendly. She likes belly rubs and being petted, and shes good with cats and other dogs.>>Nolan is a 4-month-old male tricolor fox terrier mix. A handsome puppy who likes people, cats and other dogs, hes very sweet and plenty of energy to play.>>Slate is a 5-month-old domestic shorthair tuxedo who gets along very well with his feline roommates. He purrs to the touch, loves to be petted and has an awesome personality.>>Tabitha is a beautiful domestic shorthair tortie whos about 2 years old and has double paws. Shes a well-behaved sweetie who likes the company of people and other cats, too.Pets of the Week Please Find Me and Bring Me Home!MISSING CAT KITTS KITTSPlease call if you nd her or have info!Mary Ann 239-594-3902 or 419-290-6783 REWARD OFFERED!!! www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA26 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2012 FREE WITH A$45 Grocery OrderColombo Cape Bleue Rose 750 ml.Limit one per customer, must have coupon at the time of purchase. Good thru 5/10/12FREE WITH A$35 Grocery Order XOCHITL Stone Ground Corn Chips 16 oz.Limit one per customer, must have coupon at the time of purchase. Good thru 5/10/12 Serving Naples the finest products for over 70 years. BY GINA SPADAFORI Universal UclickAnimals and plants are always near me, by choice. But some plants are poisonous, and even those animals who dont eat plants seem just as intent on otherwise destroying them by sleeping on them or digging them up. That means I have spent a great deal of time protecting plants from animals, and vice versa. This month, Im giving up a suburban home for a very small farm, with room (and more important, zoning) for my two boarded horses, my chickens and ducks, as well as three dogs and a cat. There will be approved plants for eating pasture! and plans for a massive veggie garden as well. Right now, its all raw dirt and brokendown fences. Both are going to change, and soon. Fortunately, Ive spent years balancing the needs and safety of animals and plants, so I know what to do. Fencing is a big part of the equation, but thats not all of it. And since most people just want their dog to leave the landscaping alone, here are the tips that can help make that happen for everyone, no matter how big your yard: Exercise your dog Dogs who dont get daily exercise are likely to expend that energy and cure their boredom by doing things people dont like digging, chewing and barking. Dogs who are well-exercised are more likely to sleep while you are gone. When you leave, you should also offer your dog alternatives to choosing his own amusements: Provide him with a chew toy, such as a Kong stuffed with something delicious, like peanut butter.Work with your dogs habits Observe how your dog uses your yard, and plan accordingly. For instance, many dogs consider it their duty to run the fence line, leaving a well-worn trail where many people hope to put flowers. Instead of fighting with your dog, go with his natural instincts. Place your beds and plantings away from the fence line, and let him do his guard-dog patrolling behind those plants. Give the dog his own yardA side relief yard where messes and digging arent ever a problem can allow your dog to be a dog, especially when youre not around to supervise. Redirect digging You can keep many dogs from digging if you keep them exercised, limit their access to dirt, and make the digging experience unpleasant. Sometimes, putting the dogs own stools in the hole and covering them with dirt will deter him. Many dogs wont dig if their own mess is under the surface. Another option is giving your dog a dig zone. While hardly clean fun, it is good fun, especially for dogs who are happiest with their noses in the dirt and their paws flying.Put special plants in safer places Raised beds and hanging planters are the place to put your most precious plants. In borders, put the plants that can take being stepped on in front. Want a good dog-friendly plant? Mint is perfect. This plant is nearly indestructible and greets each assault with a wave of fresh mint smell.Fences are your friend While theres a lot you can do with yard layout and plant selection, if youre planning a dedicated veggie garden, pick a pretty fence to go around it. At my current home, a four-foot fence that wouldnt be enough to contain my large dogs safely on the property is plenty high enough to keep them out of the tomatoes. Itll be a long, long time before my new home has the gardens and plants I dream of. But with some basic guidelines in my head, there will be happier animals and fewer setbacks along the way. PET TALESMixing plants and petsGood planning and good fences can keep everyone safe and happy Many dogs like vegetables enough to eat them, and those who dont still may like digging in the beds. Attractive fences may help solve both problems.
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Let me lie down beside you. Let me always be with you. You fill up my senses. Come fill me again. John Denver, Annies Song Do your work as though you had a thousand years to live and as if you were to die tomorrow. Ann Lee, ounding teacher of the Shakers Live as if you were already dead. Zen aphorism You could take every other sentence out without changing the sense of an article. I guess he was one of the most dreadful writers who ever existed. Wolcott Gibbs, about editing Alexander Humphreys Woollcotts writing Act in hallways! Sing in doorways! Dance in cellars!... Hello, repulsive. Alexander Humphreys Woollcott, greeting friends By the creek named for Billy Bowlegs surrender in the heart of the Fort town of My-ers one might have occasion to look up. One might see a full moon there unlike any other. This moon does not sport a mans face or a rabbit making tofu. And this moon is always full. Its an eye full. This sight for eyes that soar above the dust of the daze is the iconic tower of WINK-TV. It sports a spherical rendering of The Eyemark, the logo of CBS Television Networks, the sign of good television. This broadcasting television network is second in size only to the BBC. Its logo is seen, most often in pixilated form, by millions each day. And the logo has been copied by networks in Austria, Peru, Japan, and Brazil. The original logo was created by William Golden. But it did not appear fully formed like Athena out of Zeus head. Some say the inspiration may have come from Pennsylv ania Dutch hex signs, which some say are talismanic. And some say are chust for nice. Some say the eye fabrication comes from a Shaker drawing. The Shakers, the United Society of Believers in Christs Second Appearing, have been so called because of their ecstatic, charismatic worship. In Shaker theology God is seen as dualism of male and female. Jesus, the son of a Jewish carpenter, is seen as the male manifestation while Mother Ann, daughter of an English blacksmith, was the female manifestation. Ann, the Mother Founder, was seen as Bride for Bridegroom, the fulfillment of the promise of the Second Coming. The community believed in four highest virtues: social communism, confession of sin, separation from the world, and celibate purity. In 1840, there were 6000 members. In 2009, there were three. The thusly inspired Eyemark proclaims a CBS which has its own history. Odd that the whole enterprise starting out only hearing, hearing only as radio network. Then the seeing, seeing as television network. And in the late s the message emerged in another sense: television you can feel, You Can Feel It On CBS. What next? So far, the eye just stares. But there is another bit of urban legend tripping. Have you played? Meaning the game Wink. Or sometimes it is called Wink Murder. Like all games, it has endless variations. The basic rule is that someone is the murderer, and the rest are potential victims and detectives. The murderer stealthily winks, and the one seeing this dies while the others try to figure out who that murderer is before they themselves are killed. The game is not merely played by kids and Facebookers. For instance, Harpo Marx was the wink-murderer in the home of Alexander Woollcott. His grade school drop-out writing on the t.p. you are ded quickly led to his being smoked out in a gathering of intelligentsia. But some things are not so easily identified. Like death itself, which can only be defined in contrast to diaphanous life. There is this definitional difficulty even though all metazoa die. That is, except this immortal jelly fish, turriptopsis nutricula. Unlike other metzoa that began to emerge from the Cambrian explosion 500 million years ago, their body plan does not become fixed. Instead they are capable of transdifferentiation. This process is a type of metaplasia, a response of change in an original cell that is not robust to the existent environment. The immortal jelly can, after reaching a singular sexually mature adult form, return to a communal polyp state. This can occur any number of times, with death occurring only through accident or predation, not senescence. (Wink, wink.) Whats in a wink? Solidarity, intimacy, conspiracy, approval, Latin flirtation, Chinese offense, West African signal for children to leave? Who can say? One eye. Brief closure. What a difference a wink makes. Rx is the FloridaWeekly muse who hopes to inspire profound mutiny in all those who care to read. Our Rx may be wearing a pirate cloak of invisibility, but emanating from within this shadow is hope that readers will feel free to respond. Who knows: You may even inspire the muse. Make contact if you dare.
UF survey: Consumer confidence falls for third month SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe University of FloridaConsumer confidence among Floridians fell two points in April to 73 from the previous months revised figure of 75, marking a three-month decline, according to a monthly University of Florida survey. All five categories measured by the survey dropped. Respondents overall assessment that their personal finances are stronger now than they were a year ago fell three points to 59. Their expectations of being better off financially a year from now fell four points to 78. Respondents were modestly pessimistic over the economy. Their perceptions that the nations economy will improve in the coming year dropped one point to 72. Meanwhile, their confidence in U.S. economic conditions over the next five years also declined, dropping two points to 77. Finally, perceptions, especially among those over 60, that now is a good time to buy big-ticket items, such as computers and automobiles, fell one point to 78. This latest drop in consumer confidence was expected, according to Chris McCarty, director of UFs Survey Research Center in the Bureau of Economic and Business Research. While we are in many ways repeating the pattern from last year, the levels of consumer confidence among Floridians are higher overall, he says. This time last year the index was at 68 compared with 73 this month. All five of the index components are higher than they were last year, although lower than last month. Income levels seem to have played a role in how survey takers responded in April. For example, confidence among those earning $30,000 or more a year dropped five points to 74. In contrast, those making less were optimistic; their confidence level jumped up five points to 73. The economic data that explains these differing results is mixed, Mr. McCarty says. For instance, unemployment declined by 0.4 percent between February and March to 9 percent, which closed the gap between Floridas and the nations unemployLee County Manager Karen Hawes says the best piece of business advice she ever received has become the business advice she hears herself sharing the most, Dont lead with your ego. Ms. Hawes shared this tidbit with business coach Betsy Allen. Ms. Allen put it in her book. Eager to meet the business leaders of Southwest Florida, Ms. Allen interviewed them. She wanted to know them, learn from them and spread their strategies. Simultaneously, she wanted to introduce herself executive coach, speaker, author and expand her own business, so considering all of the SEE BUSINESS, B5 BY ATHENA PONUSHISaponushis@ oridaweekly.com THROUGHBUSINESSBOOSTINGSTORIESHouse HuntingCustom canal home has it all in Vanderbilt Beach area. B9 Medical tourismArthrex hosts the Lodging & Tourism Alliance of Collier County, and more important events. B7-8 INSIDE The Fool knowsHow can a $10 stock be considered more expensive than a $50 stock? B6 BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE LOCAL BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE INDUSTRIES BSECTIONWEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2012 H o u s e H u n t i n g SEE CONSUMER, B4
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2012 China is important. Understanding (or at least attempting to understand) the ways of the Chinese when it comes to business should be a big priority for any U.S. investor. China is expected to surpass the U.S. as the worlds dominant economic power 20 years from now. But understanding China is sometimes very difficult so difficult, in fact, that accepting that you dont understand them at times, accepting the inscrutable ways of the Chinese, is equally as important. The old sayings of, Know what you dont know or It aint what they say; its what they dont say both apply here. Their economic communications are interplay of their language, culture and their strategies. Chinese verbal communication is vastly different than our own western speech, not just in the letters and sounds we make, but in meaning and clarity. Our English language is open and specific; largely, it invites a response and suggests dialogue. However, from China comes the expression reading the tea leaves. And we all know that swirls in a tea cup are more complicated than alphabet soup... and try reading that! So being inscrutable is not a selective fashioning of communication by the Chinese for the non-Chinese world; rather, it is a reflection of their own several thousand-year culture and their domestic dialogue. Sometimes, determining just what the other party wants in a negotiation or what is the economic reality in a conversation can be difficult. In Mandarin, there is no statement of plural such as, I have cows. Rather, Mandarin allows a response of, I have cow, which leaves the listener clueless as to how many cows. If the speaker wishes to disclose how many cows he or she has, then a number is given, such as, I have 100 cows. So, even among themselves, their language directs the listener to an inner courtyard or outer courtyard. For many Americans, this is a contrived and posturing form of speech that can prove frustrating for the uninitiated. For the Chinese, this is their normal communication interplay. Agendas also influence communications. The U.S. business world is run with a capitalist mentality, where we compete, take risks and fight to win. However, our governments fiscal and monetary policies are increasingly run under noncapitalist thinking. Within and outside our borders, the U.S. pursues policies without figuring out how we will win or having it as a goal. For example, the U.S. Federal Reserve is deeply embroiled in helping other countries out of their sovereign debt morass... and contrary to a pure capitalist agenda, giving help without extracting a pound of flesh. From my perspective, China approaches the sovereign debt problem with a capitalist viewpoint and game plan: You need my help. I will give it and what do I get in return?. China, on the other hand, is playing to win and intends to become the dominant world power. These are not new concepts for the brain of U.S. citizens to process but I think we reject them when coming out of China. So, China has a culture/language that is clearly different from ours and it has a game plan that we as U.S. citizens and businesses (not government) want for ourselves but not for anyone else. Here are some examples of the interplay of communication and agenda: Sometimes, China makes major statements that it chooses to release to the world as news even better when it gets coverage on the first page of the worlds leading newspapers (e.g., China tightening or loosening monetary policy). Other times, it just goes about doing exactly as it plans without fanfare but not hiding the facts of its actions. For instance, China attends BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) summits. Everyone knows that a key element of those summits is discussing an alternative to the U.S. dollar as a reserve currency. Sometimes the Chinese purposely do not disclose items of import, even though such disclosure would be the ordinary and expected conduct of a major GDP nation. For instance, it is assumed to be proper and good conduct by the worlds top users of natural and agricultural resources to make disclosure about their need for critical resources and their stockpile of such resources. But China does not disclose this to the world, at least with any regularity sometimes the wait is several years for inventory updates on its central banks precious metals holdings. Sometimes it draws a lot of attention to a small issue and fully flexes its muscles so that the world makes great note of it. For instance, there was recently an issue in the South China seas as Chinese fishermen were being robbed and accosted by Phillippinos. So China sent its military fleet to the region. Maybe it was needed; maybe it was a time to show that it will defend itself and that it now has the beginnings of naval might. Investment suggestion? China aint switchin from tea leaves to tea bags any time soon. Those who are avid readers of mainstream newspapers might want to add a dosage of some Chinese Internet news. (I am not suggesting reading Mandarin characters.) Sure, take their news with a shaker of salt, read between the lines and definitely try to picture their world. 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. No statement in this article should be construed as a recommendation to buy/sell a futures/options contract or to provide investment advice. Jeannette Showalter, CFA is a commodities broker with Worldwide Futures Systems, 571-8896. For mid-week commentaries, write to showalter@ww fsyst ems.com. 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Do you hope to contribute to your childs college tuition one day? Consider applying your tax refund toward these goals. If you dont yet have a set of short-term and long-term financial goals, put one together. Youll be more conscientious about how you spend your tax refund and any other extra money that comes your way. Save it for a rainy day. Give yourself an even bigger return on your tax refund by putting the money into a savings account, a CD or retirement fund. Keep things in perspective. Working your way out of debt can seem like a daunting task. Perhaps you assume that a small tax refund check wont make enough of a dent in your debt. Think again. Every little bit helps. If debt is a continuing problem, consider a credit counselor. Certified consumer credit counseling agencies can help. BBB has information on more than 2,000 credit and debt counseling firms. Consider investing in your home or in others. Use the money to spruce up your home or make it more energyefficient. Improve your career opportunities by taking a class or training course. Use your refund to teach your older children how to handle money. Give them a portion of the refund and help them budget for school, clothing and entertainment expenses and savings. Finally, you might want to donate your tax refund to a charitable organization. Youll help improve the lives of others, and your charitable gift may reduce next years tax burden. For more information, visit www. bbb.org. CONSUMERFrom page 1ment level of 8.2 percent. Although some of this decline was due to a decrease in the labor force, most of it comes from the addition of jobs, he says. The sectors receiving the biggest recent employment gains are trade, transportation and utilities instead of leisure and hospitality, which led hiring at the same time last year. Another encouraging trend is that the median price of a single-family home rose in March to $139,000, an increase of $5,000 over February. In addition, although the stock market is down from last months highs, it is still holding onto gains since the beginning of the year. However, rising gas prices might be discouraging Floridians. They rose over the past month by nearly 15 cents per gallon in Florida but fell three cents in the past week. If gas prices continue to rise through the summer as they normally would, prices of other goods will ultimately go up as well as businesses will not be able to absorb the rising cost of manufacturing and transportation, Mr. McCarty says. Despite rising fuel costs, there are trends in Florida that could lift sagging confidence, he adds. If the employment situation continues to impr ove, that will raise confidence for a large number of Floridians. And continued gains in housing will also bolster confidence, although increased foreclosures and short sales may result in a decline in upcoming months. Any boost to confidence, however, could be offset in November, as Floridians focus on the elections. As we near the end of the year, the economy will be front and center, and discussions of deficit-reduction will be rekindled, he says. This will negatively impact many Floridians, particularly seniors. The index used by UF researchers is benchmarked to 1966, which means a value of 100 represents the same level of confidence for that year. The lowest index possible is a 2; the highest is 150. The UF survey was conducted April 12-19 and reflects the responses of 400 individuals statewide.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2012 BUSINESS B5 above, she bound their insights in a book, Got Results, Respect, Revenue? Ms. Allen says the title of her book holds purpose. Results are the key to respect, results show that you do what you say you will do, thereby, gain results, gain respect, gain revenue. Consulting nonprofit leaders, government leaders and many a CEO, Ms. Allen shares the innovative strategies of more than 60 Southwest Florida leaders leaders the likes of Mary L ove, owner of Norman Love Confections, or Wilson Bradshaw, president of Florida Gulf Coast University. By sharing their business stories, Ms. Allen hopes to boost the business of others, as she has been able to boost her own. And since shes done all the legwork, her leaders are not only willing to contribute, but anxious to read. Its an opportunity to learn what 60 successful business leaders in Southwest Florida have done to take their business to the next level. Why wouldnt you read it? asks Joe Gammons, owner of Office Furniture and Design Concepts. Its knowledge. Its the stuff you cant buy, the stuff you cant get without experience, without making the mistakes. And it all started amidst economic distress. It occurred to me, the people succeeding in the downslide of the economy were wired differently, Ms. Allen says. I knew I could prove this. So she had her leaders complete an axiology profile a science Ms. Allen defines as a hard science, more like biology or chemistry than philosophy, a science based on numbers. Numerically measuring how her leaders make decisions and solve problems, she found her leaders to be better developed thinkers. And by collecting an anthology of better developed business thought, change thoughts toward business. Why we need to read Betsys book is because we need more positive thinking, county manager Ms. Hawes says. We hear things every day that are so negative. And as humans, we tend to dwell on the negative, rather than the positive things were doing. Negative gets a lot of attention and gets blown out of proportion. We need to think more pro-actively, more positively and start recognizing what were accomplishing. As far as articulating the purpose of her book, Ms. Allen points to her introduction, something she took time crafting, rather than speaking off-the-cuff. The purpose of this book is not to bore but to baffle, not to put you to sleep but to wake you up, not been-there-donethat but new to you or ready to use, she writes, before sharing the lessons of leaders such as Mr. Gammons. Mr. Gammons sells office furniture. But in order to be successful, he says he has to be the consultative expert in his field. You can buy office furniture online, if you just want to buy it, says Mr. Gammons, Office Furniture and Design Concepts owner. But if youre looking for experts in interior design and flow throughout your work space, were the place to come to. Next to salaries, Mr. Gammons considers space the largest cost to an organization. He says people pay for their space and they want to maximize it. He says employers are concerned with attracting and retaining employees, as well as giving them an efficient and aesthetic place to work. The other element that has really come into focus, Mr. Gammons says, Collaboration happens in every business, so how do you lay out your office space to promote collaboration? By sharing his conclusions with Ms. Allen, she can print his business story, leaving readers to question, How do I become the expert in my field? or How do I promote collaboration? Mr. Gammons says he intends to read the book, Because its a way to learn. The day you quit trying to learn is the end. And hes curious to know what interesting things local leaders have done, little nuggets I can take away and say, Thats a great idea, Im going to do that. Ms. Allen says thats the novel thing about her book little nuggets how she writes about her leaders in one-page, profile sound-bites. Her template looks almost comic-book like, not because of content, but because of thought bubbles. It nearly reads like USA Today theres a main bar, a sidebar labeled Betsys Bonus, a pulled quote from some artist, politician or Oprah, then an information box of bullet points under the heading Conversational Catalysts. Ms. Allen describes her Conversational Catalysts as trigger questions, designed to get people to think differently, where at least one action is outlined for the team, she says, because she designed her book to be an interactive book, not just a boring read. To illustrate, here are snippets from Gail Markham, founding partner of Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company, P.A., certified public accountants/consultants. Ms. Markham tells of how every year her team goes off-site to plan without the partners. Together, they decide what is working and what isnt. They brainstorm solutions and insights. Then they present us all the things they think need to be improved and why, Ms. Markham is quoted as saying. Planning from the client to team members to partners is unusual for a CPA firm, she continues. We feel this is nonnegotiable. Our team is the front line for our clients. They often discover issues and opportunities we may miss. Ms. Markham says this strategy keeps her firm on the cutting edge. So in her Conversational Catalysts, Ms. Allen asks, When was the last time you reached out to see what your employees think should be dropped or added? When will you again? Ms. Allen sees the business climate in Southwest Florida exploding, At least thats what my book is doing, she says, So I have every reason to believe more and more people are seeing a turn. Ms. Allens book will be available in May through www.GainingResults.com. Enter the code PACE when ordering and 20 percent will be donated to the PACE Center for Girls. Ms. Allens book launch will be May 11 at Cypress Lake Country Club. Its going to be a hoot, she says, as she has planned for Shakespearean actors to engage the crowd in conversation. Plus, there will be a lot of networking, she adds, Lots of business people mingling. To make a reservation for the book launch, e-mail Suzanne@gainingresults. com. BUSINESSFrom page 1 Osprey Realty Group Inc. is the name of the company in Collier County that was mentioned in the story titled Landlords Market in the April 11 edition of this paper. The name that appeared in the article was incorrect. AUTHOR YOUR BOOK TODAY PAGE 100Innovative Strategies from 60+ Succeeding LeadersBy Betsy Allen, MBA, CSP, MOKGOT RESULTS, RESPECT, REVENUE? Innovative Strategies from 60+ Succeeding Leaders Betsy Allen, MBA, CSP, MOKALLEN GAMMONS correction Got Download?The iPad App Its Local. Its Entertaining. Its Mobile.Its FREE! Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.comiPad is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. All rights reserved. Search Florida Weekly in the iTunes App Store today.
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For reservations, visit www.napleschamber.org/events. The Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce invites members and guests to Business After Five from 5:30-7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month. The location changes from month to month. The May 16 location is CJs on the Bay. For more information, e-mail Katie@marcoislandchamber.org. The Collier Building Industry Association and NABOR hosts the 2012 Southwest Florida Real Estate Industry Panel starting with a reception at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at Olde Cypress, 7165 Treeline Drive. Sponsored by B-Squared Advertising, the panel will include David Gordley of Iberiabank; Chris Hall, Luxury Home Solutions; Mike Hughes, NABOR; Richard McCormick, Pulte Homes; Pat Neal, Neal Communities; and Craig Perry, Centerline Homes. Moderator will be Al Zichella of KD Merick and Co., a past president of the Florida Home Builders Association. For reservations or more information, call 463-6100 or visit www.cbia.net. Business After Five for members and guests of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce takes place from 5:30-7:30p.m. Thursday, May 17, at Edison State College-Collier Campus, 7007 Lely Cultural Parkway. Sign up at www.napleschamber. org./events. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce holds its annual meeting and dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 18, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. Tickets are $160 per person. For reservations, visit www.napleschamber.org/events. The East Naples Merchants Association meets for Business After Business at 5:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month. For location and more information, call 435-9410 or 643-3600. Partner 4 Performance, a networking group for small business owners, meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second Thursday and from 8:30-10 a.m. on the fourth Thursday of every month at Patrics in Mission West Plaza. Cost is $10, plus $12 for the lunch meeting. For more information, call 948-0050 or visit www.partner4performance.com.
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REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY B9WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2012House Hunting:Elegance and sophistication describe this twostory canal-front home in the Connors/Vanderbilt Beach area. Built in 2000 by LaGrasta Custom Builders, the four-bedroom, four-bath residence has 4,050 square feet under air. A circular drive, stately pillars and massive double doors dramatize the reception to this majestic home. Formal dining and living rooms provide the perfect setting for gracious entertaining. The kitchen has wood cabinetry, granite countertops, a formal island and a breakfast bar, and the luxurious master suite has a marble bathroom and a balcony overlooking the canal and pool. The generous lanai overlooks the pool and the palm-lined canal, and the private boat dock with lift has canal access to the Gulf of Mexico. The dock also has a spacious sitting area for enjoying breezy Florida evenings on the water. Finally, all this luxury is just a short walk to beautiful Vanderbilt Beach and Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park. Cheryl Turner of John R. Wood Realtors has this listing. For more information, call 250-3311. 239 Channel Drive COURTESY PHOTOS S DAVID WILLIAM AUSTON, PA AMERIVEST REALTY | NAPLES, FL 239.280.5433 Call David Today or Visit www.DavidNaples.com Naples Luxury Real Estate Representing Sellers and Buyers of MEDITERRA MORAYA BAY FEATURING 4,329 sq ft. 4+Den/5bath. Premium home site in Savona. Expansive golf course views yet landscape provides for privacy. Elegant upgrades throughout. $2,799,000 Naples newest beachfront condos. Elegantly designed oor plans from 3,900 to 4,500 living sq ft. 3 to 4 bedrooms 3.5 baths. $2,700,000 and up.
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*All interior selections are offered through and must be made through the WCI Design Center. Certain selections may not be standard with the price of the home selected. Offer good on new WCI homes contracted by May 26, 2012. Contact the Sales Director at Manchester Square for details. Offer is subject to change or cancellation without notice. All references to clubs and membership opportunities and other amenities are subject to fees, dues and availability. Some photographs may be of locations or activities not in the community. Void where prohibited. WCI Communities, Inc. All rights reserved. CBC058372A I Nb Atbb A Ptn Tfr Mb Sb Irb Tfr Sn13659 Manchester Lane Naples, FL 34109 239.598.2370ManchesterSquareWCI.comWhether youre grilling with friends or letting the kids romp on the playground, the Clubhouse at Manchester Square complements the way you live. Stay in shape at the state-ofthe-art tness center. When you return home, take a relaxing swim in the pool or hit the court for a pick-up basketball game. With an unbeatable North Naples location close to dining, shopping and beaches, plus seven fabulous single-family home designs oering from 1,557 to 3,395 sq. of air-conditioned living area, Manchester Square oers the latest in Naples lifestyle livingyour lifestyle. 95 9 1 1 Imm o k a l e e Rd d d d d . G oodlette-Frank Rd A irport Pulling R d Livin g ston R d N aple s N N Va n d er b ilt Beac h R d Pine Ri dg e R d. M a nc he s t er r r Sq ua q q re W h i pp oo r w i ll Lane Osc e ola T r a i l Exit 1 07 E E xi t 111 Ti b u r n Va derbi a n ilt Su n-N-F u n Lagoon Me r ca t o Amenities that enhance your life. Homes from $219,990 The Experience Is Everything. Buy a New Home Now and ReceiveUp to $15,000 in Designer Upgrades!*
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... 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. 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. 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. 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 REDUCED
BROKER PARTICIPATION WELCOMED. ORAL REPRESENTATION CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. SECOYA RESERVE DEVELOPED BY SECOYA, LLC MEMBER OF THE STOCK DEVELOPMENT FAMILY OF COMPANIES. THE RENDERINGS, DESIGNS AND O THER DEPICTIONS MAY BE OF LOCATIONS OR ACTIVITIES NOT ON THE PROPERTY HOWEVER, ARE BASED ON CURRENT DEVELOPMENT PLANS AND ARE FOR THE PURPOSE OF ILLUSTRATION ONLY AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. Come see our gorgeous model home today. Open Mon Sat: 10 AM 5 PM, Sun: 11 AM 5 PM.For a limited time with the purchase of a home at Secoya Reserve, RECEIVE $10,000 IN OPTIONS AND UPGRADES! Choose from a variety of single-family home designs ranging from two to ve bedrooms in this exclusive gated North Naples community. $10,000IN OPTIONS & UPGRADES! Secoya Reserve 50% SOLDIN LESS THAN 1 YEARSingle-family homes from 1,809 sq. ft. starting from the $290s.Located off Livingston Road on Veterans Memorial Blvd. approximately 2 miles north of Immokalee Road.239.514.1215 Developer of the YearStockDevelopment.com Immokalee RoadVanderbilt Beach Rd.SECOYA RESERVE I-75 Veterans Memorial Blvd. Livingston RoadImmokalee Road DESIRABLE NORTH NAPLES LOCATION!When Quality Matters Were here for you. Worldwide. Villa Vistana at The Vineyards Attached villa is open and spacious. Large kitchen, living room, master bedroom and screen lanai all have pretty lake views. 3BD+Den 2.5BA 2GA $299,000. Horizons at Bonita Bay overlooks the golf course, lakes, Estero Bay and the Gulf of Mexico from three large balconies and living area. Luxuriously furnished. 2BD+Den 4BA 2GA $1,795,000. Quail Creek Estates Beautifully maintained family home offers golf course, lake and sunset views! Many recent updates throughout the home. 3BD+Den 4BA 3GA $865,000. Wildcat Cove at Sterling Oaks Beautiful detached 2-story home has huge loft that could be offers great tennis program. 3BD+Den, 3 BA 2GA $234,900. Gulf Shore Blvd, Naples Make this gulf-front luxury condominium your own with the $40,000 decorating allowance! Wonderful sunset views! 2BD+Den 2BA 1GA $639,000 Sandpiper Bay Club, Naples Great location with beaches, restaurants, and shops close at hand. pet friendly. 2BD 2BA $155,000.
Jacki Strategos SRES, G.R.I., e-Pro239-370-1222JStrategos@att.netwww.JackiStrategos.com Richard Droste Realtor239email@example.comSoaring ceilings w/abundant windows. 2 BR/ 2 BA + den. Magazine perfect dcor. Bonus Room. Mystic Greens-Lely $323,900 NO MANDATORY FEES2 BR/ 2 BA well cared for corner unit. Golf course view. New a/c, tile, counters & more. Eaglewood Lely Area $119,900 PENDING IN 3 WEEKS Excellent price for 3 BR/3 BA plus den built in 2000. Private lot, extended lanai. Large kitchen.8836 Lely Island Circle Lely ResortNO CLUB FEES NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2012 B19 Stock set to begin construction in Fiddlers CreekStock Construction has announced plans to build Mahogany Bend, a village of single-family homes within Fiddlers Creek in Naples off Collier Boulevard on the way to Marco Island. Four floor plans are available: The Riviera II, a one-story residence with 3,174 square feet under air and four bedrooms, 4 baths. Base price is $694,990. The Muirfield II, is a one-story home with 3,202 air-conditioned square feet and four bedrooms, 3 baths. Base price is $699,990. The Seapines II, a one-story courtyard residence with 3,346 airconditioned square feet and three bedrooms, 2 baths and a separate cabana bedroom with bath. Base price is $744,990. The Ponte Vedra II, a one-story residence with 3,490 square feet under air and four bedrooms, 4 baths. Base price is $749,990. Each residence has three front elevations to choose from and standard interior features including wood cabinetry, granite kitchen countertops and bath vanities, deep soaker tubs in the master bath and designer bath fixtures. Specialty items include brick paver driveways and walkways, wood shelving throughout and pre-wiring for security systems. Mahogany Bend is the second of three neighborhoods to be built by Stock Construction at Fiddlers Creek. For more information, call 732-9300, stop by the Fiddlers Creek sales center at 8152 Fiddlers Creek Parkway or visit www.fiddlerscreek.com. Gulfshore Homes has new plans for Miromar LakesGulfshore Homes has introduced new single-family floor plans in the waterfront Murano neighborhood in The Peninsula at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club. The plans range in size from a threebedroom home with 3,567 air-conditioned square feet to an expansive twostory, four-bedroom home with 5,174 air-conditioned square feet. Details throughout each new Gulfshore Homes residence built in Murano include granite, marble and crown molding, stainless steel Viking appliances and a choice of pool design as well as an extensive list of additional luxurious specifications. Gulfshore Homes has been building distinctive custom estate homes in South Florida for decades and is recognized on both Florida coasts for awardwinning, innovative, custom designs. Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club is an 1,800-acre resort-style community with a 700-acre freshwater lake. For more information, contact the sales center at 425-2340 or visit www.MiromarLakes.com. 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 www.GulfnGolfNaples.com www.WigginsPass.com www.Fosterteam.Listingbook.com www.youtube.com/fosterteamnaples firstname.lastname@example.org GENE FOSTER 239.253.8002 BRIDGETTE FOSTER 239.253.8001 'Download AT&T code or = scanner on your 'Smart phone' and read our QR code' Residences of Pelican Isle PENDINGOpen House Sunday, May 6th 1-4pm 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.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB20 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2012 2101 OUTRIGGER LANE, NAPLESThis old Floridian-style home is in Naples River Ranch subdivision on an oversized lot with mature landscaping. The residence has plenty of space and privacy, but is conveniently located to the beaches. The home has a threecar attached garage underneath, allowing for additional storage. The homes 2,229 square feet under air features an open floor plan. The spacious kitchen, which includes a long island, has custom cabinetry, granite counters and ample storage space. A breakfast nook off the kitchen seats 12. The master bedroom has walk-in closets and French doors leading to a screencovered lanai wrapping around the rear of the home. The master bathroom has a tiled shower and dual sinks. The second bathroom features dual sinks, as well. With gulf access by way of the Gordon River from the communitys private boat ramp, the home is listed at $400,000. To learn more, contact Doug Haughey of Royal Shell Real Estate at 961-1561. 25608 STILLWELL PARKWAY, BONITA SPRINGSSan Carlos Estates offers the comforts of country living. This home, with 3,146 square feet of living area, is on a lot with more than an acre of fencing, affording plenty of privacy. The home, which features beautiful flooring, has four bedrooms and three bathrooms. Two of the bedrooms are master suites, the second one of which has an extended walk-in closet, wet bar, wine cooler and private lanai. The spacious kitchen features a double oven, General Electric Advantium microwave, a long island, granite countertops and abundant cabinetry. Bamboo flooring is featured in a separate dining room. The sprawling grounds are adorned by a large deck, oversized pool and storage room for pool supplies. An octagonal fire pit with tiled area for ample seating is close to the outdoor kitchen with grill, sink and granite countertops. A four-car garage has attached air-conditioned quarters. The community of oversized lots is conveniently located to beaches, shopping, dining and entertainment. The home is listed at $399,999. Contact listing agent Anne Butcher of RE/MAX Realty Group at 872-1574. 7730 KNIGHTWING CIRCLE, FORT MYERSThis spacious home is in the quiet Arthur Rutenberg gated Blackhawk community. With 2,652 square feet of living area, the residence has three bedrooms, three bathrooms and a den. Off the master suite is a separate retreat with a bathroom, walk-in closet and electric fireplace. The bathrooms have Travertine floors, with separate vanities and a jetted tub in the master bath. Among the interiors distinctive features are custom built-in cabinetry, rosewood flooring, 11-foot ceilings with crown molding and stained cypress ceilings in the den and lanai. The kitchen features granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. A paver driveway leads to the home. Side garage entrance creates great curb appeal and extra storage. The property has lush, mature and meticulously maintained landscaping. The oversized back yard is large enough to accommodate a pool and play area. The brick lanai has a built-in grill. The home is listed at $400,000. For more information, contact listing agent Jeanne Risher of RE/MAX of The Islands at 464-1834. 4321 GARDNER DRIVE, PORT CHARLOTTEFor those who want to be near the water, this Tim Towles residence is a must see. The 2006 construction is on a lot along a saltwater canal and just 15 lots from the harbor. The property includes a concrete dock and 10,000-pound boat lift. On a dead-end street, the home features 2,076 square feet under air, with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. A spacious great room opens to the dining area and gourmet kitchen, which features built-in oven and microwave, cook top stove with decorator hood vent, crown molding on the cabinets, Corian countertops and stainless steel appliances. Upgrades include a solid steel beam above the lanai, hurricane-impact windows, steel roof, Manabloc plumbing and plantation blinds. The lanai is set up to accommodate a pool, with half-bathroom plumbing and a storage closet for pool equipment. The home is listed at $400,000. Contact listing agent Vicky McPhee of Keller Williams Peace River Partners Realty at (941) 815-8064. What $400,000 will buy in Southwest Florida h t th di i d t ki t h hi h Be In the Know. In the Now.Subscribe now and youll get comprehensive local news coverage, investigative articles, business happenings as well as the latest in real estate trends, dining, social events and much more.Get Florida Weekly delivered to your mailbox for only$3195*PER YEAR Call 239.325.1960 or visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.com*Rates are based on standard rate postage. A one-year in-county subscription will cost $31.95 to cover shipping and handling. Call for out-of-county and out-of-state postage and pricing options.
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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 markedwww.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB22 REAL ESTATE MAY 3-MAY 10, 2012 >$200,0001 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>$300,0002 FORT MYERS BEACH 281 Lenell Road 7B $389,900 Engel & Voelkers Matthias Wolf 239.322.8345 Saturday 1-4pm>$400,0003 MERCATO THE STRADA 9123 Strada Place From $400,000 PSIR Call 239.594.9400 Monday-Saturday 10am-8pm & Sunday 12-8pm 4 LEMURIA 7172 Lemuria Circle #1602 From $400,000 PSIR Tom Gasbarro 239.404.4883 Sunday 12-4pm 5 GRANDEZZA SAVONA 12555 Grandezza Circle $489,000 PSIR Vivienne Sinkow 239.405.0638>$500,0006 BONITA BAY ESPERIA & TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive From $500,000 PSIR Call 239.495.1105 Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 10am-5pm 7 THE COLONY 23650 Via Veeneto #101 $529,000 Engel & Voelkers George Safrany 239.908.7826 Sunday 1-4pm 8 PELICAN MARSH ISLAND COVE 2267 Island Cove Circle $545,000 PSIR Linda Perry 239.450.9113 9 VINEYARDS CAMELOT PARK 1172 Camelot Circle $564,500 PSIR Patricia Bucalo 239.248.0694 10 CROSSINGS MILL RUN 6941 Mill Run Circle $599,900 PSIR Dave Renner 239.404.6460>$600,00011 MIROMAR LAKES MIRASOL 10723 Mirasol Drive #606 $625,000 PSIR Emily LeBow 239.206.6459 Also Available: #407 $500,000>$700,00012 PELICAN ISLES CONDOMINIUMS 435 Dockside Dr $729,000-$1,099,000 Amerivest Realty Bridgette Foster 239.253.8001 1-4pm 13 THE STRAND 5934 Barclay Lane REDUCED to $750,000 PSIR Paul Graffy 239.273.0403 14 PELICAN LANDING 22853 Sanctuary Lakes Court $756,000 Engel & Voelkers Tom Ostrander 860.304.1037 Saturday 1-4pm 15 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE 280 Grande Way From $799,000 PSIR Call 239.594.1700 Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 12-5pm>$800,00016 PARK SHORE SAVOY 4041 Gulf Shore Blvd. #103 $850,000 PSIR Gary Blaine 239.595.2912 17 NORTH NAPLES TWINEAGLES 12312 Wisteria Drive $865,000 PSIR John DAmelio 239.595.7853 Sunday 12-5pm>$900,00018 THE BROOKS SHADOW WOOD IDLEWILD 10096 Idle Pine Lane $985,000 PSIR Stephanie/John Coburn/ Pam Umscheid 239.825.3470>$1,000,00019 PELICAN LANDING PENNYROYAL 24950 Pennyroyal Drive $1,099,000 PSIR Mary Catherine White 239.287.2818 20 VANDERBILT BEACH GULFSIDE I 10051 Gulfshore Drive #1403 $1,149,000 PSIR Pat Callis 239.250.0562 21 MOORINGS LIONS GATE 2919 Gulf Shore Blvd. North #503 $1,250,000 PSIR Michael G. Lawler 239.213.7475 22 THE COLONY 23801 Addison Place Court $1,250,000 Engel & Voelkers Tom Ostrander 860.304.1037 Sunday 1-4pm 23 THE COLONY 23751 Napoli Way $1,250,000 Engel & Voelkers Tom Ostrander 860.304.1037 Sunday 1-4pm 24 BONITA BAY AUGUSTA CREEK 26342 Augusta Creek Court $1,295,000 PSIR Gary L./Jeff Jaarda 239.248.7474 25 PELICAN BAY COCOBAY 7853 Cocobay Drive $1,399,999 PSIR Jeff Cox 239.777.0078 26 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1220 Gordon River Trail From $1,500,000 PSIR Call 239.261.3148 Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm & Sunday 12-5pm 27 OLD NAPLES CHATHAM PLACE 311 8th Avenue South $1,695,000 PSIR Marty/Debbi McDermott 239.564.4231 28 GREY OAKS MIRAMONTE 2249 Miramonte Court $1,755,000 PSIR V.K. Melhado 239.216.6400 29 BONITA BAY HIDDEN HARBOR 4101 Harbor Oaks Court $1,875,000 PSIR Ginger Lickley 239.860.4661 30 PARK SHORE HORIZON HOUSE 3951 Gulf Shore Blvd. #PH-2A $1,995,000 PSIR Debbie Broulik 239.297.5152>$2,000,00031 VANDERBILT BEACH MORAYA BAY 11125 Gulfshore Drive #407 From $2,500,000 PSIR Call 239.514.5050 Monday-Saturday 10-5 & Sunday 12-5pm 32 COQUINA SANDS NAPLES CASAMORE 1752 Gulf Shore Blvd. North From $2,800,000 PSIR 239.963.4242 Open Daily 12-4pm 33 QUAIL WEST 5817 Glenholme Cicle $2,975,000 PSIR Paul Graffy 239.273.0403 34 AQUALANE SHORES 533 15th Ave South $2,995,000 PSIR Vincent Bandelier 239.450.5976 >$3,000,00035 OLD NAPLES 175 3rd Street South $3,450,000 PSIR Celine Julie Godof 239.404.9917 >$6,000,00036 PORT ROYAL 3999 Rum Row $6,500,000 PSIR Ryan Batey 239.287.9159 Marco Island 2 4 3 5 15 6 10 16 17 13 14 11 7 19 8 9 12 18 1 20 22 23 25 28 24 27 26 29 30 31 32 33 34 21 35 36
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Straight C1 A GUIDE TO THE LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 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 A purposeful lifeNaples mother pens powerful memoir about holding the hot potato of hurt and choosing to live big. C16-17 North meets SouthFrom lobster rolls to stone crab claws, its all fresh and flavorful at Swan River Seafood. C27 Celebrating RussiaThe inaugural ArtsNaples World Festival showcases Russian music, art and films.C14-15 Local art beautifies downtown construction site No ChaserSEE STRAIGHT, C4 SEE MURAL, C4 an d v er BY ALAN SCULLEYFlorida Weekly CorrespondentTHE TITLE OF THE LATEST RELEASE FROM THE A CAPPELLA GROUP STRAIGHT NO CHASER Six Pack: Vol. II reveals two things.As the Vol. II suggests, it follows a 2008 EP called Six Pack. And as Six Pack suggests, both releases consist of six songs. While the groups Randy Stine says a full-length CD would have been nice, a busy schedule caused the men to think in terms of a Six Pack sequel. We havent had a whole lot of time just to sit down and record another full-length album, Mr. Stine says of the group that performs at the Philharmonic Center fot he Arts on Wednesday, May 9, but, We wanted to get something out there new for the fans whove been so patiently waiting. So the solution was to go the Six Pack route, which Mr. Stine says ended up working well. Six Pack: Vol. II, he adds, turned out to also mirror the first one in a couple of ways. Strong voices are all these a cappella guys need Straight No Chaser>> What: A 10-man a cappella group >> When: 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 9 >> Where: The Philharmonic Center for the Arts >> Tickets: $49 and $59 >> Info: 597-1900 or www.thephil.org SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center seeks creative ways to raise money to support educational programs. Art instructors and artist members recently joined the effort when a new opportunity arose. The Inn on Fifth invited NAA to provide artwork to beautify Fifth Ave South while construction is going on. The temporary wall facing the inn has become a public mural, with nine pieces of artwork by eight NAA member artists, most of whom are instructors at the art center. We provided the canvases and they provided the talent. Its kind of the same way they add to our organization we provide the class times, and they share their energy, passion and skill with students and art lovers, Aimee Schlehr, the centers COO/CFO, says about the effort. She adds the mural is a new way to showcase artists and instructors at the same time as improving the look and appeal of downtown Naples in the midst of construction. The artwork is painted onto a 4-by4-foot canvas using weather-resistant materials. Passersby can learn more about the artists by statements mounted near each artists piece. More information can be found on the art centers Facebook page, talking about each artists inspirations, process, expertise and a S C me ok n h e cs g t Lady and Rose by Jane Mjolsness
Call me Imelda. Nothing gets me going like a pair of shoes. I love the materials, the patent leather and thai silk and faux python; I love the colors, the taupe and cerulean and magenta; and I love the styles, the peep toes and gladiators and t-straps. I love boots, sandals and espadrilles. But there;s one style of shoe I cant handle: high heels. How can a shoe lover not like heels? The truth theyre insufferable. They cramp my feet. Crimp my toes. Rub blisters on the back of my ankles. When I stand in a pair of heels I feel 7 feet tall. Im already long-limbed and knobkneed, and when you put me in a pair of stilettos I look like a praying mantis. I dont know how other women do it. On a recent trip to Japan, my travel companions and I remarked on the perfectly manicured Japanese women. They were impeccably coiffed and styled with flawless makeup and outfits. Their shoes were always top-notch, and they often wore heels. Not tiny kitten heels. Not wedges with a little lift. Full-on, toecramping, arch-hurting, ankle-blistering heels. One of my friends asked a young Japanese woman how she managed it. The woman smiled demurely. You American women, she said, are just lazy. I had this comment in my mind on a recent Saturday morning as I dressed for brunch. I eyeballed a pair of high-heeled sandals Id bought the week before. As much as I hate to admit it, Id like to be the kind of woman whos confident in heels. So I stepped out of the ballet flats I had planned to wear and into the pair of new shoes. I was 3 inches taller. I wobbled on my feet. In the mirror I looked the same, only shakier. But a funny thing happened on the way to brunch. The first man I passed gave me a long look and smiled. I smiled back. Surely, I thought, he was just being friendly. And that whistle from across the street? No way that was for me. A construction crew was working on a strip of road I had to cross and the flag-holder said hello as I passed. Looking good, baby, he said. Love those shoes. I looked down at my feet, at the high-heels that were already raising red welts on my ankles, and I had to laugh. Could heels really make that much of a difference? A block up, I had to stop to put a BandAid on my right foot. When I was bandaged and on my way, I passed two older men leaning against the bumper of a car. They stopped talking as I walked in front of them. You are a beautiful woman, one said. A spectacular human being. I had to laugh. No one had ever called me beautiful in flats. As I made my way up the street, I remembered a piece of advice from Steve Harveys Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man. In the back of the book, he answers questions from women readers. Do men prefer flats or heels? one woman asks. Mr. Harveys answer? Heels, baby. Heels. SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSHeels, baby artisHENDERSONsandydays@floridaweekly.com Schedule your coolsculpting consult today! 239-449-8328www.RiverchaseDermatology.comComplimentary Consultations available at these locations: Fort Myers Spa Blue MD at Riverchase North Naples Spa Blue MD at Riverchase Downtown Naples Riverchase DermatologyNorth Naples 1015 Crosspointe Dr. Downtown Naples 261 9th St. S. Marco Island 950 N. Collier Blvd., #303 Ft. Myers 7331 Gladiolous Dr. Cape Coral 1425 Viscaya Pkwy., #102 Settle the score with stubborn lumps and bumps like muf n tops.Show off the body youve always dreamed of. www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2012
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2012 C3 Open for Public Lunch Monday-Saturday 11:30am-3:30pm Dinner Daily 4:00pm-Close LIVE ENTERTAINMENT NIGHTLY FROM 8:30 700 Fifth Ave. S., Naples, FL 34102 (239) 659-7008 www.VerginaRestaurant.com 2 Dinners 2 Courses and a Bottle of Wine for $39.95Sunday-Thursday 4-6pm Special Menu Items HAPPY HOUR DAILY @ the Bar 3:00-6:30pm Spring CityFest begins with Sip of FifthThe 10-day Naples Spring CityFest celebration kicks off with Sip of Fifth along Fifth Avenue South on Friday evening, May 4. Mayor John Sorey will preside over the official opening ceremony at 6 p.m., and the evenings street festival will follow, with six craft beer tasting stations, six wine tasting stations, antique cars, a tango demonstration, fashion shows (people and pups), live music and dancing until 10 p.m. Live bands on the program are Uptown Express, Mudbone, Sound Check, Mr. & Mrs. Five, Tim Poindexter and Tres Amigos. Tickets for $55 per person include a complimentary wine glass and charm and can be purchased online at www. FifthAvenueSouth.com or at any of the following merchants: Blue Mussel, Random Acts of Art, The Name Game and Vergina, all on Fifth Avenuue South, and at Karis Kreations at the Village on Venetian Bay. The following Fifth Avenue South restaurants will offer discounts to Sip of Fifth attendees after 9 p.m.: Abbotts Custard & Mon Key Bread Factory, Altins, Bellini, Bice, Bistro 821, Caf Luna, Caf Lurcat, Chops, Citrus, Mangrove Caf, McCabes Irish Pub, Osetra, Paddy Murphys, Pazzo!, Rossopomodoro, Vergina and Yabbas. CityFest celebrations take place in May and October throughout the five downtown Naples districts: Fifth Avenue South, Third Street, The Waterfront District, Crayton Cove and the Tenth Street Design District.More CityFest funAlso on the Spring 2012 CityFest calendar of events: Tin City Sand-Sculpting Festival : Friday-Sunday, May 4-6, in the covered parking at Tin City. Free; 262-4200 or www.tin-city.com. Wines Around the World: Friday-Sunday, May-6, at Tin City. $10 per person; 262-4200 or www.tin-city.com. The 239 Music Festival: Saturday, May 5, at Bayfront. Local bands (The Young Kings, Freedom Hall, The Loopkcats, Gabraella Rose, Katy Schirard, Devon Meyers, Molly Bird, Raygun & the Zombie Killers, Frankie Colt & The .45s, Jahgape, The Gladezmen, The Wholetones and Us vs. Them) will perform from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Headline acts Andy Grammer and Mayday parade will begin at 4 p.m. Dont miss the texting competition and the Xbox showdown at the Innovation Caf. $30 in advance, $40 at the gate; 5942978. Fine Art & Folk Festival: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 5-6, at the Naples Depot Museum, 1051 Fifth Ave. S. In addition to work by more than 40 artists in all media, youll find orchid vendors, hand-churned ice cream and demonstrations by ceramic artists, painters, jewelers and others. 262-6525 or www. boulderbrook.net. The Tropicool 5K: Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. Sunday, May 6, at Broad Avenue South and Third Street South. 434-9786 or www.gcrunners.org. The 29th annual Taste of Collier: Noon-4 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at Bayfront. $5 per person; tasting portions from $3 to $5. Palette to Palate: 5:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, at Crayton Cove galleries and restaurants. Six studio galleries welcome visitors and Bleu Provence, Chez Boet and the Dock restaurants offer special menus for the evening. The 36th running of the Great Dock Canoe Race: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at Crayton Cove. www.greatdockcanoerace.com. The Design District Dash: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 12. This family-friendly scavenger hunt starts at Auctions Neapolitan, 1100 First Ave. S., and wraps up at the Shady Palm Pub, 210 Tamiami Trail N. Smart phones will come in handy as participants explore the neighborhood in a quest for treasures donated by local businesses. www.auctionsN.com/thedash. Art After Dark: 6-9 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at Crayton Cover. Ten galleries and art-related businesses stay open late. Live music by Capt. Richard at the Phil Fisher Gallery. 659-2787. 10711 North Tamiami Trail Naples, FL 34108 Reservations 239-597(STAR) 7827 email@example.com Marc-Jean Berruet, Chef de Cuisine Trish and Marc Berruet, PropietorsHappy Hour 4:00pm 6:00pm Tuesdayursday Complimentary Samplers Half Priced Cocktails Savory Sou e and a Glass of Champagne $9 Prix Fix Menu 5:30pm 6:30pm ree Courses $29 per person Not valid with any other o ers.Call for reservations for Mothers Day!
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2012 Like the first Six Pack, the second includes two fan favorites Straight No Chaser had been performing throughout the year (a medley of Michael Jacksons Billie Jean and Bell Biv Devoes Poison, and Madonnas Like A Prayer). It also includes a couple of songs the group added to its set this past summer (The Temptations Get Ready and Marvin Gayes Lets Get It On,) and two numbers that are new to the groups show (Weezers Buddy Holly and the medley of the Plain White Ts Rhythm Of Love and Elvis Presleys Cant Help Falling In Love). It (the first Six Pack EP) was a good mix of different songs, different genres, different decades and thats what this is as well, Mr. Stine said of the new release. In other words, Straight No Chaser is giving its audience more of what has attracted fans to the group in the first place. And why not? This 10-member all-vocal ensemble has become one of musics more unusual success stories. Todays Straight No Chaser has its roots in an a cappella group of the same name that formed in 1996 at the University of Indiana in Bloomington. Several of the singers in the group today were in that inaugural ensemble. They fully expected graduation would mean the last of their singing days together. Diplomas in hand, they went their separate ways, with a few remaining in music. Walter Chase, for instance, performed in a band on the East Coast, while Ryan Ahlwardt started a singing career that included releasing three CDs on iTunes. Don Nottingham, on the other hand, became a district attorney in Denver. Lives might have continued on those paths had it not been for a decision by UI to have a 10-year reunion of the group in 2006. To mark the occasion, Mr. Stine posted a video on YouTube of a 1998 concert that included the groups wacky rendition of The 12 Days Of Christmas. To everyones surprise, the video went viral and by December had 7 million views. One of those who tuned in was Craig Kallman, CEO of Atlantic Records, who called Mr. Stine to discuss a record deal. Soon former members of the original UI Straight No Chaser were meeting with Atlantic and signing a record deal. Because of the success of the Days Of Christmas video, Atlantic had Straight No Chaser debut with a Christmas album. Holiday Spirits came out in 2008 and featured the groups inventive versions of classics like The Christmas Song, Carol of the Bells and, of course, The 12 Days Of Christmas. Straight No Chaser was now off and running. In the fall of 2009, the group released a holiday sequel, Christmas Cheers. Sandwiched between it and Holiday Spirits, the first Six Pack EP served as something of a teaser for the first full-length pop CD, With A Twist, which arrived in 2010. Now Six Pack: Vol. II figures to further establish that Straight No Chasers main priority is not Christmas music, but rather recasting pop songs into its unique style of a cappella which, in addition to layered vocals, often features bass lines beats that, to the amazement of most first-time listeners, are created vocally by Tyler Trepp, Seggie Isho and Dave Roberts, with occasional contributions from Mr. Stine and Mr. Chase. In addition to Mr. Nottingham (the former district attorney), other members are Ryan Alhwardt, Jerome Collins, Michael Luginbill and Charlie Mechling. On this springs tour, fans can expect to see Straight No Chaser perform favorites from With A Twist and Six Pack, a few tunes the group developed for its three-month run this past summer at Harrahs Casino in Atlantic City, plus some material from Six Pack: Vol. II. This is probably our most diverse, I think, musically and most visual tour weve done yet so far, Mr. Stine says. We have the movie lights and light trusses and even some video elements in the show. Theres a lot more to look at on this tour than there has been before. STRAIGHTFrom page 1MURALFrom page 1 goals. Organizers see this as a chance to share stories of why art matters and how it has impacted artists and students in the community. The mural will remain on display through October and are up for silent auction bid (forms available at The von Liebig Art Center). The highest bidder will be revealed in the fall. The featured artists are: Sam Platt, instructor of drawing and acrylic painting classes Jane Mjolsness, summer childrens ARTScool instructor Kelly Hollingsworth, ARTScool instructor PoPo Flanigan, member artist Judy Chinski, instructor of watercolor painting David Hammel, instructor of clay Susan Champion, member artist Marie Kinnear, member artist and art center staff member A Place of Inspiration by Marie Kinnear Tribute to Betty LaDuke by Susan ChampionCottage by Popo FlaniganPurple Sky by Judy Chinski Tree of Life by Sam PlattUntitled by Kelly HollingsworthRose, Pot, Cup by David HammelThirst by David Hammel
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2012 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Theater The Boy Friend By Theatrezone through May 13 at the G&L Theatre. (888) 966-3352 or theatrezone-florida.com. The Mystery of Irma Vep At Florida Repertory Theatre through May 20, downtown Fort Myers. 332-4488 or www.floridarep.org. Steel Magnolias By The Naples Players through May 12 at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or www. naplesplayers.org. See review on page C8. Schoolhouse Rock At the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers, through May 11. 278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com. Legally Blonde the Musical At the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre through May 13. 278-4422 or www. BroadwayPalm.com. Thursday, May 3 Happy Birthday! Lighthouse of Collier Inc. Center for Blindness and Vision Loss celebrates its third birthday from 5-7 p.m at 424 Bayfront Place. 4303934 or www.lighthouseofcollier.org. Art, Wine & Food The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs hosts Alla Prima, Alla Fun (Pears) from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Painter Patty Kane walks guests through the painting process. $42 includes canvas, paint, brushes, wine dinner and guidance. 26100 Old 41 Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Bach Ensemble The Erich Kunzel Community Concert Series presents The Bach Ensemble Troubadours at 7 p.m. at Edison State College, 7007 Lely Cultural Pkwy. $10 adults; $5 students. 775-2800 or ww.bayshorecapa.org. Symphony Pops The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra joins Dave Bennetts Clarinet Swing Kings! at 8 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Take a sentimental journey back in time with a full-length symphony pops show. Tickets start at $28. 597-1900 or www. ThePhil.org. Friday, May 4 Cinco de Meow The Old Naples Pub hosts Cinco de Meow for Humane Society Naples from 5-7 p.m. The feline fiesta happy hour will feature $3 Coronas and a raffle. 643-1880, ext. 18, or events@HSNaples.org. Sip of Fifth Naples CityFest for Spring 2012 kicks off along Fifth Avenue South with Sip of Fifth from 6-10 p.m. Enjoy wine and craft beer tastings, live music and dancing in the street. Tasting tickets are $55. www.FifthAvenueSouth. com. See story on page C3. Poker Fundraiser Former NFL fullback and Naples High School graduate Fred McCrary hosts a Texas Hold em tournament beginning at 7 p.m. at Seminole Casino Immokalee as part of the seventh annual poker and golf rundraiser. The event benefits the 44 Ways Foundation for underprivileged children. Current and former NFL players will play poker, sign autographs and pose for photos with fans. Sports memorabilia will be auction off as well. $75 plus $75 charity re-buy. (800) 218-0007, www.seminoleimmokaleecasino.com or www.44ways.org. Student Art The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs hosts an opening reception for the Student Showcase Exhibition from 6-8 p.m. During the event, college tuition scholarships will be awarded to several students who have shown extraordinary talent and achievement with their pieces. 26100 Old 41 Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Saturday, May 5 Remember the Titanic Ship to Shore, a exhibit commemorating the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, opens today and runs through June 30 at the Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art. On display are paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculptures and scale models exploring a wide range of oceanic and nautical themes. The centerpiece of the exhibition is outsider artist Wayne Kusys nationally acclaimed Titanic (1985), a 10-foot-long model constructed of 75,000 toothpicks. Musuem hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday. $8 for adults, $4 for students. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Magic Carpet Concert Over the Rainbow, a Magic Carpet Concert by members of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, starts at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. $8. 597-1900 or www.ThePhil.org. Folk Art The Naples Fine Art and Folk Festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday on the grounds of the Naples Depot at the Collier County Museum, 1051 Fifth Ave. S. See works by 45 artists working in a variety of media and enjoy art demos. www.boulderbrook.net. Natural Wonders The Naples Botanical Garden hosts a day of W.O.N.D.E.R. from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday through May. Bring the family to Walk, Observe, Navigate, Draw, Explore and Read. Regular admission applies. www.naplesgarden.org. Cinco de Mayo on Marco Celebrate Cinco de Mayo from 5-10 p.m. in the courtyard at the Shops at Olde Marco, Marco Island. Enjoy vintage rock n roll by the band Radio Flyer at 6:30 p.m. Fill up on fish tacos, quesadillas, Coronas and margaritas and Cupcakes Caliente. 389-0981. Free Music Gulf Coast Town Center presents salsa and merengue music by Batay outdoors in Market Plaza from 8-10 p.m. 267-0783 or www. gulfcoasttowncenter.com. Family Fun The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs hosts a free family activity day in conjunction with the ZAP! POW! BAM! comics exhibition from 1-3 p.m. Kids and parents join instructors for a quick tour of the show and then spend time creating their own artwork. Pre-registration is required. 26100 Old 41 Road. 495-8989 or www. artcenterbonita.org. Comedy Show Jarrod Harris from Comedy Central headlines a standup comedy show beginning at 9 p.m. at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits. $8 in advance or $12 at the door. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928 or www.mosquitobus.com. Sunday, May 6 Foreign Film The FGCU Renaissance Academy presents a screening and discussion of After the Wedding (Denmark, 2007) from 1-4 p.m. $4 members, $5 non-members. firstname.lastname@example.org or 434-4737. Family Fare The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra presents Take A Spin on the Wild Side, its last Family Fare concert of the season, at 3 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Tickets start at $15 for adults. 597-1900 or www.ThePhil.org. Music Jam Freds Food, Fun & Spirits hosts a singer/songwriter workshop and jam from 5-6:30 p.m. with local musicians Lucia and Bob. After the jam, the Notorious Band of Misfits perform from 7-10 p.m. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. Monday, May 7 New Exhibit The Gallery of the Endangered, a juried art show, is the featured exhibit in the Lauritzen and Rush Galleries at the Marco Island Center for the Arts today through May 31. The exhibit features endangered plants and animals. An opening reception will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. May 15. 1010 Winterberry Drive. 394-4221 or www. marcoislandart.org. One More B-I-N-G-O Bingo season at the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island concludes today. 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. Wednesday, May 9 A Capella Group Straight No Chaser, a 10-man a capella group, performs at 8 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Tickets start at $49. 597-1900 or www.ThePhil.org. See story on page C1. Upcoming Events Funny Guy Pauly Shore The Weasel performs May 10-13 at the Off the Hook Comedy Club, 599 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. 389-6900 or www. orrthehookcomedy.com. Cancer Rally A Put On Your Pink Bra committee rally is set for 5:307:30 p .m. May 10 at Clive Daniel Home, 2777 Tamiami Trl. N. The American Cancer Society event is for those who would like to get involved in the Oct. 20 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk. The rally includes door prizes, wine and hors doeuvres. 216-1123 or email@example.com. Moms Night Out Coconut Point hosts National Moms Night Out from 5-8 p.m. May 10. Enjoy a mom makeovers, a Price is Right game, vendor booths and more. 992-9966. The Plague By Laboratory Theater of Florida May 11-26 at Kiwanis Hall, 1634 Woodford Ave., Fort Myers. 218-0481 or www.laboratorytheater-florida.com. Classical Concert The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra presents Tchaikovskys Fourth, the final classical concert of the season, at 8 p.m. May 11-12 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Guest conductor Mei-Ann Chen leads the concerts. Tickets start at $22. 597-1900 or www.ThePhil.org. Game Show The Price Is Right Live comes to Seminole Casino Immokalee May 11-June 18. This traveling version of Americas longest-running TV game show is hosted by Todd Newton of the Game Show Network and Whammy. $25. (800) 218-0007. Hot Dog! Nathans Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, featuring major league eaters Adrian Morgan and Bam Martinez, starts at 1 p.m. May 12 at Mercato. www.mercatoshops.com. Hope Frasier, who describes her art as the ultimate in recycling, will have comics vases like the one shown here and numerous other pieces created using bits of old fabric, newspapers, paper bags, cardboard and wood on display and for sale at the Naples Fine Art & Folk Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 5-6, at the Naples Depot Museum, 1051 Fifth Ave. S. Several artists will demonstrate their craft, including Howard Hartke of North Port, who will sit at his potters wheel and throw pots as festival guests watch. 262-6525 or www.boulderbrook.net. Naples City Improv ad libs its last show of the season starting at 8 p.m. May 4 at The Norris Center. $15. 595-0752 or firstname.lastname@example.org. See story on page C9.
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Life has a way of throwing curve balls. Somehow, you survive the things you think will destroy you, only to get knocked off your feet by something you didnt even see coming. Steel Magnolias, playing at the Sugden Community Theatre in Naples, looks at how six Southern women cope with lifes curve balls. They survive bad marriages, headstrong children, dying husbands and serious illness. A sassy and twangy play saturated with heavy doses of hairspray and gossip, its set in Truvys Beauty Shop in Chinquapin, La., where these upper-class women gather regularly to get their hair done and talk. Any woman knows that a hair salon is often a place where women let their hair down, literally and figuratively. The talking is as important as the hairstyling. Steel Magnolias began its life offBroadway in March 1987, running for almost three years with 1,126 performances. It was made into a movie in 1989 with Shirley McLaine, Dolly Parton, Olympia Dukakis, Sally Fields, Daryl Hannah and a young Julia Roberts. When the play opened on Broadway in 2005, it wasnt quite as successful as it was off-Broadway, playing only 23 previews and 136 performances. Yet, its a part of our pop culture. For example, it was recently referenced on the TV sit-com Best Friends Forever, in an episode in which a somewhat dim-witted live-in boyfriend joins his girlfriend and her best friend in watching the movie, referring to it as Steel Mags. And Lifetime TV is filming an African-American version with Queen Latifah, Alfre Woodard and Jill Scott. The play is known for being a weepie, as one of the main characters dies. Playwright Robert Harling wrote Steel Magnolias in honor of his sister, a diabetic who died young. The Naples Players production starts a little slowly. It would be easy in the beginning to think all this plays going to be about is hair and nail polish and shoes girly, surface stuff. I was also scared it was going to be one of those plays where the actors talk in exaggerated Southern accents and use quaint but not-that-funny phrases like I feel like a one-armed wallpaper hanger and nervous as a cat in a roomful of rocking chairs. But after a while, it began to gel, with the entrance of Ann Hoover as Ouiser, the towns eccentric and richest woman, especially livening up the action. In the wrong hands, Steel Magnolias can be maudlin and mawkish. But director Paul Graffy has steered The Naples Players clear of that. Hes picked an excellent cast and guided them well, away from the pitfalls of sentimentality on one hand and melodrama on the other. Erin Laughlin is saucy as Truvy, the beauty parlor owner, delivering one-liners and gossiping as she does the womens hair. Shes the pillar of the community and of the play. Ms. Laughlin delivers her lines with a gleam in her eye. This play is especially meaningful to her, as the actor recently donated a kidney to her sister. Lucy Harris plays Annelle, Truvys her new assistant in the salon, a somewhat woebegone young woman with a mysterious background who finds God and becomes smugly pious. Kathleen Gravatt and Jessica Walck are mother and daughter MLynn and Shelby, bickering and sniping at each other. Its Shelbys wedding day, and shes insisted that everything be pink, her favorite color, including all the flowers in the church, the runner and the nine bridesmaids dresses. Everything is so pink that, The sanctuary looks as if it were hosed down with Pepto-Bismol, as MLynn dryly puts it. (Playwright Robert Harling has plenty of great lines like that, and the laughs are consistent throughout the play, sometimes seemingly coming out of left field and surprising you with their wit.)Though MLynn and Shelby have their disagreements, the love between them is undeniable. Ms. Walcks character is headstrong and somewhat nave. She has the wedding she wants, but discovers that the marriage is not all shes dreamed. Although doctors have strongly advised against it because of her poor health, she decides to have a baby in hopes of holding the marriage together. Ms. Gravatts character grows on you as the play goes along. At first, she just seems someone for Shelby to push against, but she soon grows into her own. And her dramatic moment near the end of the play moved some in the audience to tears. But it is the more mature characters who steal the play: Carol Fox as Clairee, the widow of the former mayor, and Ms. Hoover as Ouiser. Ms. Fox delivers her quips with the casual ease of a stand-up comic, saying things such as, The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize. And when another character is accused of playing hard to get, she rejoins, At her age, she should be playin Beat the Clock. And the role of Ouiser seems tailormade for Ms. Hoover. Though prickly and ornery, you cant help but love her. When shes accused of never having done a religious thing in her life, shes insulted. Thats not true! she insists. When I was in school, a bunch of my friends and I used to dress up as nuns and go bar-hoppin! And the Sugden audience, not above doing a little nodding out themselves from time to time, roared with laughter when she declared, I do not see plays, because I can nap at home for free!There isnt a line that Ms. Hoover doesnt deliver like a pro. She made me laugh so much, I wound up writing in my notes: I love Ann Hoover. As the play is set in a beauty parlor, the two actors playing Truvy and Annelle have to actually do hair. They wash and curl and tease and dry. And then top it all off with hairspray. Tons of hairspray. I felt bad for the people in the front rows. They must have been so high from the fumes that they flew home after the curtain call. These six women form a small support group within a community thats none too large itself. And this ensemble falls together naturally. Rick Foremans costumes perfectly reflect not only the s, but each characters age and status. His costumes for Ms. Hoover are especially inspired. (She spends an entire scene in a plastic streaking cap with a scarf around her neck.) The incidental music, by the Goat Rodeo Sessions, is perfect, because its Americana music, yet sophisticated, with Yo-Yo Ma on the cello. Matt Flynns two-level set Truvys hair salon, complete with work space and a waiting area is one of the more impressive sets Ive seen at the Sugden. I was especially impressed with the backdrop outside the picture window: a scenic view of trees that changes with the seasons. And the passing seasons of life is what Steel Magnolias is all about: celebrating new life, but also facing death. Just as surely as winter follows autumn, death is inevitable. Knowing this, Clairee, a widow, decides not to waste away during however many years she had left. She embraces life, throwing herself into new ventures, traveling to New York City to see theater, flying to France just because shes always wanted to. And Ouiser lives her life on her own terms, too. As Shelby says, I would rather have 30 minutes of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special. As these six women know and demonstrate its living life with those we love that makes every minute wonderful. THEATER REVIEWLaughing through the tears with six strong Southern women nancySTETSONnstetson@floridaweekly.com Steel Magnolias by The Naples Players>>When: through May 12>>Where: The Sugden Community Theatre>>Cost: $35; $10 for students 18 and younger >>Info: 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org COURTESY PHOTO Kathleen Gravatt, Erin Laughlin, Lucy Harris, Ann Hoover and Carol Fox star in The Naples Players production of Steel Magnolias. www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2012
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2012 C9 PUZZLE ANSWERS Naples City Improv winds down another season of ad-libbingNaples City Improv performs its last show of the season beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, May 4, at The Norris Center. This will be the last time to see Scotty Sutton before he moves to Los Angeles to further his ambitions. Also featured will be NCIs newest players, Alexis Kuchins and Rosie Spinosa. NCI recently celebrated its 100th performance in Collier County with a nearly sold-out show at The Norris Center. The group arose from a series of one-event dates in the spring of 2008, culminating in a one-night stand of comedy and standup in early July 2008. Several of those players wanted to continue as a group and everything evolved from there. Other performance venues since then have included The English Pub most recently this season and numerous private clubs and communities in the area. Tickets are $15. For reservations, call 213-3049. For more information about the troupe, visit www.naplescityimprov. com. Get Your Veuve On!Naples Best Champagne Happy Hour Every Friday, 5 pm until Midnight. Enjoy specially priced delectable fare and libations. $5 Veuve Flutes $5 Select Cocktails and Wine $5 Select Appetizers 475 Seagate Drive, Naples, FL 34103 | (Bar) 239.594.6000 | waldorfastorianaples.com FEATURING: Prices subject to change without notice.
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Collier Blvd. Marco Island, FL 34145239-394-6555www.margaritassw .comFollow us on Facebook and Twitter for our daily specials 11 to 4:00pm 4 to 6:00pm 3 to 6:00pm Ahhhh, summer. Picnics, beaches, sun and massive explosions thatll make your head numb. In fairness, the summer movie season is shaping up to be quite good (we hope). Heres a lighthearted look at what Im keeping an eye on for the next four months. The Avengers (May 4) Geek boys, rejoice: All your favorite Marvel heroes (except Spider-Man & Wolverine) in one CGI-filled package. Dark Shadows (May 11) Stop reading when youve heard it before: Johnny Depp plays a weirdo freak in this TV adaptation directed by Tim Burton. Yeah, I knew you wouldnt get this far. The Dictator (May 16) Sacha Baron Cohen is at his best when ridiculing American conventions (think Borat). Trailers for this one show him doing just that, which is reason for excitement. I hope Ryan Seacrest covers the premiere. Battleship (May 18) So help me if this potential disaster hurts plans to make Monopoly, Ouija and Candy Land movies. What to Expect When Youre Expecting (May 18) Not much. Men in Black III (May 25) Remember how awful Men in Black II was? Moonrise Kingdom (May 25) Another quirky Wes Anderson (Rushmore) movie with Bill Murray that everyone else will love and I, inevitably, will hate. Snow White and the Huntsman (June 1) Kristen Stewart, please dont ruin this too. Piranha 3DD (June 1) Sometimes all you need is the title. Prometheus (June 8) Is it a prequel to Alien or isnt it? Does anyone else agree with me that Alien isnt that good in the first place? Madagascar 3: Europes Most Wanted (June 8) By this point, I dont care if they get home or not. Rock of Ages (June 15) Tom Cruise sings s pop rock ballads, Alec Baldwin has long hair, and were reminded that stars of the s can still exist today. Thats My Boy (June 15) Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg play father and son in this comedy. But all that really matters is Vanilla Ice plays himself. Brave (June 22) Pixar focuses on a female heroine for the first time. Lets hope this is better received than when Disney tried to give African-American princesses their due (The Princess and the Frog). Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (June 22) Freed the slaves, united the country, slayed vampires. Was there anything Mr. Lincoln didnt do? To Rome With Love (June 22) Woody Allen continues his European tour of love, this time with Jesse Eisenberg, Ellen Paige and more. G.I. Joe: Retaliation (June 29) If anyone wants to borrow my brain while Im watching this, I wont be needing it. Magic Mike (June 29) In which Channing Tatum relives his early days as a male stripper. Bachelorette parties just found a way to save some cash! The Amazing Spider-Man (J ul y 3) Simply making its release date will be an upgrade from the disastrous SpiderMan show on Broadway. Savages (July 6) Imagine the same plot as Will Ferrells Casa de mi Padre (one hottie girl, heroes vs. a drug cartel, etc.) only this time its serious and directed by Oliver Stone. Ted (July 13) Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane voices a foulmouthed teddy bear that wont leave Mark Wahlberg alone. They had me at Family Guy. Ice Age: Continental Drift (July 13) Could these annoying critters die from global warming already? The Dark Knight Rises (July 20) For as much as I dont want it to end, I cant wait to see how it ends. Neighborhood Watch (July 27) Suburban dads form a neighborhood watch group and fight aliens. Ben Stiller is never funny, but Vince Vaughn and Jonah Hill often are. The Bourne Legacy (Aug. 3) Jeremy Renner takes the franchise on a tangential spin that may or may not include Matt Damon in the future. The Bourne movies have been so good that this is worth a shot. Total Recall (Aug. 3) Get to the choppah! Wait, wrong Arnold movie. Oh, hell, who cares? Theyre all the same anyway. The Campaign (Aug. 10) Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis are political opponents in this satire a la The Ides of March. Hope Springs (Aug. 10) Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones play an old married couple, and Steve Carell is their therapist. Great casting! Sparkle (Aug. 10) Notable only because its Whitneys last film. The Expendables 2 (Aug. 17) Just the thought of it makes me want to give out a big-man yell and then punch something. LATEST FILMSSummer movie preview p t e c t danHUDAKwww.hudakonhollywood.com
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NAPLES | BUCADIBEPPO.COM Sh th of your ey MOTHERS DAY IS MAY 13Ope a 11a Mak Your Rervatio Todab! 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 Tourist Development Council 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 Regret TICKETS ON SALENOW!www.artsnaplesworldfestival.orgT ICKETS: 877.592.ART SComplete 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. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC14 WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2012 Inaugural ArtsNaples World Festival celebrates Russian art and cultureOpening night of the inaugural ArtsNaples World Festival, a weeklong celebration of Russian culture, will feature the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra with Mei-Ann Chen, conductor, and guest violinist Augustin Hedelich at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Ms. Chen is the recently named music director of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and the first woman to win the Malko International Conductors Competition. Mr. Hadelich is the 2009 winner of the Avery Fisher Career Grant award. The ArtsNaples World Festival continues as follows: 2 p.m. Sunday, May 13, at The von Liebig Art Center: The Declassified, an instrumental ensemble of alumni from The Juilliard School, The Academy at Carnegie Hall and the Weill Music Institute, presents a concert/ story based on a Russian folktale about a deserting soldier and the Devil who eventually possesses his soul. 7 p.m. Sunday, May 13: A Russian Imperial dinner at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples (by invitation only), hosted by His Excellency, Sergey Kislyak, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the United States of America. Noon Monday, May 14, at The von Liebig Art Center: Pianist Pavel Nersessian in recital. 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 15: The Declassified string quartet performs music by Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky. 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts: William Noll conducts the ArtsNaples World Festival Chamber Orchestra with guest pianists Philipp Kopachevsky, Michael Berkovsky and Pavel Nersessian. Three Bosendorfer concert grand pianos will grace the stage. 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, at The von Liebig Art Center: Pianist Michael Berkovsky in recital. 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 16; 3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17; and 8 p.m. Friday, May 18, at the Sugden Community Theatre: The Government Inspector, a witty satirical play written by Nikolai Gogol and made famous in the United States through a film starring Danny Kaye. 2 p.m. Thursday, May 17 at The von Liebig Art Center: The Declassified chamber ensemble and guest pianist Pavel Nersessian play the Shostakovich Piano Quintet. 8 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts: A concert version of Tchaikovskys Eugene Onegin presented in association with Opera Naples and the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Vladimir Lande. Presented in Russian with English super-titles. 2 p.m. Friday, May 18, at The von Liebig Art Center: Pianist Philipp Kopachevsky in recital. For tickets and more information, call 390-2788 or visit www.ArtsNaplesWorldFestival.org.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC16 WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2012 FLORIDA WRITERSFinding new directions in blocked expectations Bloom: Finding Beauty in the Unexpected a Memoir by Kelle Hampton. William Morrow. 288 pages. $24.99. Naples resident Kelle Hampton relates with courage and exhilaration a story of how life gets in the way of the dreams and values we create for ourselves. The white picket fence lifestyle of her imagination, fed by a habitually rosecolored memory of her childhood, confronts the big fact that doesnt fit. There is no place in the storybook life she imagines she is leading for a Down syndrome daughter. But when Nella is born, Ms. Hampton has to learn how to deal with reality and re-write the book. In the process, she makes important discoveries about herself and opening up to change. The journey is arduous, and the road is filled with boulders and false trails. She has to figure out how to process the immeasurable and unconditional love she feels for her second child as well as the initial disappointment that she cant deny. Raising Nella will mean disappointing 2-year-old Lainey, protecting Nella from the mocking cruelty and hurtful judgments of others and dealing with the full range of Down syndromes medical and developmental issues. One of the first things Ms. Hampton learns is that Lainey has better equipment for coping with Nella than she does. Her firstborns innocence is her protection, her lack of expectations a blessing. Lainey relates to Nella immediately and positively. Is it that she doesnt know any better, or that she knows (feels) whats really important? Shame, guilt, inadequacy, helplessness. These are among the feelings roiling within Ms. Hampton in the aftermath of Nellas birth. To allay these feelings, she not only has to tap deeply into her inner resources, but she also has to learn to seek and accept the emotional support that friends and family can offer. She had already led her life in a way that had created strong bonds. She had long practiced active friendship. Her independent streak had always been tempered by a sense of community. Choosing to live big, Ms. Hampton S i s t d p N philJASONpkjason@comcast.net We Have the Ingredients for the Perfect Mothers Day Gift: Celebrate the important women in your life with the sweetest gift of all: CHOCOLATE!Discover us just moments away from where Old 41 meets U.S. 41 in North Naples. Now$22.99SAVE 20%Pre-selected 16 piece assortment. Reg $28.99 239.325.8300RoyalPalmChocolates.comMonday through Friday from 11am-5pm
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why I know its an original. Its 39 by 60 inches and pictures a close-up of a pilot. The wording on it is: You Buy Em, Well Fly Em, Defense Bonds, Stamps. The poster is in excellent condition and I have kept it framed under glass. A: World War II patriotic posters interest many collectors. Your poster, featuring art by Norman Wilkinson, was made in at least three sizes. Yours is the largest. We have seen a small one sell for $100, so yours would sell for more. Q: I have owned an old heating stove for years. The name on it is Warm Morning. Can you give me any history? A: Warm Morning was a trade name for heaters made by the Locke Stove Co. of Kansas City, Mo. The heaters were first sold in the early 1930s and remained popular through the s. They were made to burn different fuels wood, coal, gas or oil. Q: More than 50 years ago, my husband and I bought a silverplated melon-shaped serving piece with a removable silver insert and a second pierced silver insert below it. The dish is 15 inches high by 8 inches in diameter. The top rolls back and is decorated with an ornate coat of arms. The bottom is marked Mappin & Webb, 7577 & 78 Oxford Street, Building City, London. Can you tell me the history of this piece and its value? A: You have what probably was marketed as a bun warmer or breakfast warmer designed to keep rolls or other food warm on the table or buffet. Mappin & Webb is still in business. Its one of Englands oldest jewelry retailers and is known for its high-quality silver. The firm dates back to 1774, when Jonathan Mappin founded his own silversmith wor kshop in Sheffield, England. George Webb joined the Mappin family in the business in 1858 and the companys name was changed to Mappin & Webb. A Mappin & Webb silverplated warmer like yours sold at auction last summer for $85. Tip: Valuable old wicker should never be painted. It should be misted once a month. Vacuum and dust it regularly. Once a year, wash it with a natural soap. 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. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2012 C19 This Crossed Out figural doorstop in pristine condition sold for $1,725 at a 2011 Bertoia auction in Vineland, N.J. MOTHERS DAY CRUISESunday, May 13th 6:45-8:45pm Sunset Dinner CruiseCall (239) 649-2275 for Reservations www.NaplesPrincessCruises.com Naples Princess Naples P rin cess The Best Way to Experience Naples from the Water. Treat your Mother to a delicious double entre dinner on the water featuring carved beef tenderloin and crab stu ed Pollack. A Rose For Every Mother!$59.95*per person (does not include tax, gratuity or port charge) Call (239) 649-2275 for Reservations www.NaplesPrincessCruises.com 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!
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC26 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2012 Experience the Difference Good Taste Makes. True Neapolitan Pizza and Authentic Italian Food VINOStay connected to your favorite winesWhile wine lovers are willing to wait years for their favorite bottles to reach perfection, when it comes to information about those wines, they want it now. Wine Spectator and Wine Advocate magazines remain reliable sources, as do local wine shops. But for faster-than-thespeed-of-light info, nothing beats cyberspace. Twitter, Facebook and e-mail lists provide instant information from wineries and with fellow wine lovers. For general wine information, sign up for e-mails from the British publication, Decanter Magazine, as well as Wine Spectator and eWallstreeter.coms wine list. Decanter Magazine covers wines from around the world but with more of a focus on European, Australian and South African wines, probably due to its proximity and the lack of a large domestic wine business. Wine Spectator is well known for insightful articles and business trends as well as voluminous reviews, while eWallstreeter. com is an email service that updates twice daily with interesting tidbits about wines. Sign up with your favorite wineries for e-mail notifications about upcoming events and new releases. Join a winerys wine club and youll likely receive offers not available to the general public. Recently, for example, Krupp Brothers in California released a syrah with three years ageing in special French oak casks, available only to their wine club members. There are some wineries that only sell online to their club members, and there can be quite a wait just to get on the list to purchase from Screaming Eagle or Harlan Estate. Facebook is another way to stay connected. Like your favorite wineries and get updates through Facebook and connect with others who enjoy the same wines you do. This is a good way to find local events involving wines you like. If you havent used Twitter, signing up is free. There is a very diverse Twitteruniverse out there, and if you sign up to lots of accounts you might drown in the flood of tweets every day. If you search wine on Twitter you will find thousands of opportunities to get the latest wine-blurb, ranging from mainstream to unusual. Who knew there is an English Wine Producers tweet? It seems every region, country and mass retailer has their own tweets, and some are extremely prolific. Wines of Argentina, Wine Australia, Oregon Wine, and Total Wine show up every day multiple times on my Twitter feed, featuring tips, tasting notes, events and news. Search for your own favorites. Or maybe you just want the latest and best deal. There are two sites I recently joined that showcase wines in limited quantities but great prices. WTSO WineTilSoldOut is the online site for a south New Jersey retailer that features great prices for small lots. Most selections require a threeor fourbottle purchase and include free shipping. Last Call Wines, another New Jersey retailer, also sends out daily updates and lists its available inventory. Be prepared for multiple daily updates, as they sell through their inventory and replace it with new options. Recent offerings include Dog Point NZ Chardonnay, Mer Soleil Chardonnay and Freemark Abbey Bosche Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. These are all gone now, but the pipelines are full of selections from around the world. Staying connected digitally is an effortless way to be in the know about your wine favorites. The hardest part is limiting yourself so you dont get overloaded with Facebook updates and tweets. Interesting tweets to help stay connected: @jancisrobinson For a distinctively British connection I enjoy Jancis Robinson, the well known wine authority and wine writer for the Financial Times of London. She has her ear to the ground and links her tweets back to her web site for in depth appraisals of wine topics around the world. Recent articles have covered topics ranging from the Bordeaux 2011 vintage, a fine article about wine fraud involving big name French wines, and a comparison of restaurants of Languedoc versus Catalunya. @wine594 I just like this one because it covers events around the continent, and some of the tweets and articles are not picked up by other tweets or news agencies. Who knew there was a Portuguese water dog named Rafa that is helping raise $10,000 for the local humane society in Edmonton Alberta? His owner runs a wine shop and sells a Sonoma County Red 2007 for fundraising with Rafas picture on the label. @RandallGrahm The quixotic winemaker of Bonny Doon Vineyard is one of the original Rhone Rangers in California. Look up Rhone Rangers (wineries using rhone grapes) in Wikipedia and it shows his picture. Interesting, deep, and extremely prolific, he covers 30 topics a day, or more. Be warned that you will receive a lot of tweets here, but some are very insightful. One recent tweet about the restaurant at his winery reveals Incumbent upon me 2 work at least a few nights a week @CigareVolantBDV as a sommelier. Ive bought these strange wines, I need to sell them. s t w m t i jimMcCRACKENvino@floridaweekly.com Jancis Robinson's Twitter feed provides a distinctively British perspective. A Seat in our Kitchen.Join the culinary leaders for an evening of world-class food in an unmatched atmosphere. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 Swan Rivers seafood fresh and refreshingly simpleNorth meets South at Swan River Seafood Restaurant, which has been serving the best of New Englands catch beside the treasures of Southwest Florida waters for more than 10 years. The original Swan River Seafood was founded on the shores of Nantucket Sound on Cape Cod more than 60 years ago by a retired sea captain. The Southern outpost certainly captures the spirit of the Cape, with its nautical blue and white interior, oars on the walls and menu offerings of whole belly clams, broiled scrod and lobster rolls. But its complemented by Florida stone crab claws (in season), Gulf grouper and Southern oysters. Based on the constant flow of diners on an off-season weeknight and on the consistent quality of the food and service, its a winning combination. Like so many Southwest Florida restaurants, Swan River is in a nondescript strip shopping plaza. The generic exterior is forgotten immediately upon stepping inside, however. Suddenly, you could be walking into a restaurant in Wellfleet, Provincetown or any of the Capes other charming seaside communities. The restaurant and market buy seafood directly from boats that fish off Georges Bank, the most westward of the great Atlantic fishing banks, between Cape Cod and Nova Scotia. The scrod, haddock and striped bass are all caught by hook-fishing, the most ecologically sound method of producing the best possible product, according to the website. Local fishermen pull the lobster and shellfish from the icy waters of the Atlantic daily. Now that weve established how fresh the product is, lets get down to the eating. Wed barely sat down when a bread basket arrived. The white dinner rolls were bland and a bit tough, but their swift appearance foretold of the prompt service that would be standard for the evening. About two dozen reasonably priced wines are available by glass and bottle, mostly fine but fairly common names like Hess, Kendall-Jackson and MurphyGoode. My Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand ($7.75) was lightly tart and well chilled. The menu includes all manner of raw and cooked seafood combinations as appetizers and entrees, which is nice if you want to sample an array (there also are steaks, ribs, chicken piccata and liver and onions for those whose tastes lie elsewhere). We started with fried oysters ($10.99) and steamed littleneck clams ($12.99). The former were lightly coated in corn flour and crisply fried, the briny morsels within melting in unctuous bursts on the tongue. The accompanying dip, described as Louisiana sauce, was like a zesty remoulade creamy and slightly spicy, a nice counterpoint to the crunchy oysters. The dozen clams were quickly steamed just before serving; we could tell by their pearly color and tenderness that they hadnt been sitting for long. Their salty liquor struck a delicate, perfect balance with the white wine, butter and garlic they were steamed in. The resulting broth was so tasty that we wished for good bread to sop it up with; the dinner rolls were not up to the task. The appetizer dishes were promptly whisked away by the quietly efficient staff, which maintained its cool even as the dining room grew busier and busier. Clearly, Swan River has a devoted following to be bustling this time of year. Choosing entres is no easy task when fish dishes alone amount to a full dozen. We finally settled on the Maine gray sole ($26.99), which is a variety seldom seen in these parts. It was broiled to perfection lightly browned yet supremely moist. With only white wine, lemon and butter in the preparation, nothing competed with the delicate flavor of the fish. At Swan River, you wont find food buried under piles of fruity salsas and painted with garish drizzles of infused oil or creamy coulis. Its seafood cooked simply in order to showcase the quality of the main ingredient. Most entrees come with two sides, and the dozen options include spinach, salad, applesauce, various starches and pickled beets. The cole slaw here is noteworthy for the same simplicity we enjoyed with the sole; it tastes like its nothing more than cabbage and sweetened white or rice vinegar. (I later found the recipe online and I was only off by a few basic ingredients). The potato salad and parsley red potatoes needed a touch of seasoning, but potatoes always do. Two side dishes proved too generous alongside our other entre, the bouillabaisse ($24.99), a good portion of which ended up going home with us. The Mediterranean classic was chock-full of seafood clams, mussels, shrimp, fish and huge scallops. The broth was a flawless marriage of tomatoes, garlic and a variety of herbs. Again, we wished for bread to soak it up with. Choices for dessert were no less diverse. We loved the zesty kumquat freezer pie with graham-cracker-crumb crust ($6.50) no way that came off of a Sysco truck. The bread pudding ($5.50) was equally good warm, super-moist and not overly sweet. Whether youre longing for a taste of New England seafood or Floridas own, the fishing is good at Swan River. food & wine CALENDAR Thursday, May 3, 7 p.m., Caf fe 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., Naples; 261-1389. Reservations required. Friday, May 4, 6-10 p.m., F i fth Ave. S.: Sip of Fifth features tastings of wines and craft beer all along the avenue; $55 (includes complimentary glass); 692-8436. See story on page C3. Saturday, May 5, 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Ag a ve 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, Naples; 598-3473. Sunday, May 6, noon-4 p.m., Ba y front: The 29th Taste of Collier features food from 30 local restaurants, an Iron Chef competition, ice-carving contest and more to benefit local charities; $5 (children 5 and younger admitted free), with tasting portion running $3-$5, GoodletteFrank Road and 5th Ave. S., Naples; 2721907. Tuesday, May 8, 6-7 p.m., Decant ed W ines: Using a smell/aroma kit, learn how to identify the subtle aromas in wine (appetizers will accompany tasting); $20, 1410 Pine Ridge Road, Naples; (800) 9805766. Reservations required. Wednesday, May 9, 5-7 p.m., Decant ed W ines: Learn how to pair cupcakes and wines for an inventive Mothers Day treat; $15, 1410 Pine Ridge Road, Naples; (800) 980-5766. Reservations required.Farmers markets Wednesday, 1:30-5:30 p.m., St. Monicas Episcopal Church, 7070 Immokalee Road; 591-4550. Wednesday, 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., the Mar c o Island Farmers Market, Veterans Community Park, Marco Island. Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., the Go v ernment Complex farmers market, 3335 U.S. 41 E. Saturday, 7:30-11:30 a.m., T hir d Street South, behind Tommy Bahamas between Third Street and Gordon Drive. Saturday, 7 a.m.-noon, B onita Springs Lions Club farm market, The Promenade, 26851 South Bay Drive, Bonita Springs. Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon, S t. P auls Episcopal Church farm market, 3901 Davis Blvd., Naples. Saturday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., N orth Naples Green Market at the Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt, off Airport Pulling and Vanderbilt Beach roads. Sunday, 8 a.m.-noon, F r eedom Park farmers market, 151 Golden Gate Parkway. Send items to firstname.lastname@example.org. CUISINE Swan River Seafood Restaurant and Fish Market>> Hours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 4:30-9 p.m. daily >> Reservations: For parties of six or more >> Credit cards: Accepted >> Price range: Appetizers, $9.99-$14.99; entrees, $15.99-$52.99 >> Beverages: Full bar >> Specialties of the house: Seafood, naturally >> Volume: Moderate >> Parking: Plaza lot >> Website: www.swanriverseafood.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 3741 Tamiami Trail N., Naples; 403-7000 Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor a y a a e a drewSTERWALD email@example.com a s e t r s n o f e r d d d t e r d e s a t lade creamy and slightly spicy, a nice counterpoint to t h e crunchy oys t ers in order to showcase t quality o f the m in g re d ient. Mos e n t r e com wi tw e r e h eir that n g. Their per f ect bal butterand s ides, a n d th e d o z e n optionsinclude DREW STERWALD / FLORIDA WEEKLYAbove: Maine gray sole is simply broiled with white wine, lemon and butter. Right: Frozen kumquat pie adds a touch of Florida to Swan Rivers Cape Cod cuisine. Below: Bread pudding is served warm and drizzled with caramel.
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Welcome to Florida Weeklys Best special section Typical Best of sections in local newspapers require merchants to buy ads to have their names placed on the ballot. No ad, no chance to win. Thats not our style here at Florida Weekly. We wanted to create a Best of Collier County that was fun, entertaining and untainted (for the most part) by commerce. We set out to create a list that captured the character or our unique area with the kind of flair youve come to expect from this publication. Instead of focusing on local merchants, we spotlight the people, places and events that make Southwest Florida special. If someone did advertise, however, we thanked them by including them as a best. At least were honest. And, instead of having readers vote, which is a process rife with skullduggery, we sent our award-winning writers and editors out to scour Collier County for the Best. >> Best place to last, Best send-off, Best bait and switch, Best May-December romance, Best proposal, Best legs in a skirt and more. LOCAL COLOR: What makes us uniqueD5>> Best place to take the kids, grandkids, stepkids and the neighbors kids, Best place for a cheap senior date, Best place for a power breakfast, Best draft pick and more. DOWN TIME:Relaxing and having funD20>> Best uphill battle, Best old-school park, place to camp, Best place to canoe/kayak, Best park for picnicking, FRESH AIR: The great outdoorsD25 Section Editor Cindy PiercePresentation Editor Eric Raddatz Contributors Robin DeMattia, Karen Feldman, Sue Huff, Elizabeth Kellar, Kevin Pierce, Cynthia Mott, Sandy Reed, Drew Sterwald, Nancy Stetson, Evan Williams, Roger Williams Copy Editor Cathy CottrillPublished by Florida Media Group LLCPason Gaddis firstname.lastname@example.org Jeffrey Cull email@example.com Jim Dickerson firstname.lastname@example.orgFlorida Weekly9051 Tamiami Trail N, Suite 202 Naples, Florida 34108 Ph: 239.325.1960 Fx: 239.325.1964 Subscriptions:Call 239.325.1960 or visit www.floridaweekly.com One year mailed subscriptions are available for $29.95.>> Best place to stretch a dollar, Best place for beach-bound legs, Best travel companion, Best place to age gracefully and more. GOODS AND SERVICES: What we buyD26www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYD2 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2012 D D 2 T T H E B B OF MAY 39, 2012 BEST 2012 OF . Flor i id a aW W ee kl l y y. co o co m m A WE WE EK LY FL OR ID A Text CBAKE to 97063 to receive more special offers & promos! BEST OMELETTES NORTH NAPLES NAPLES FT. MYERS BEST LATTES WHAT ARE YOU HAVING FOR BREAKFAST TODAY? BEST FRESH BAKED PASTRIES www.CalistogaCafe.com FREE
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www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYD8 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2012 D D 8 8 T T H H E B E E BEST 2012 OF ww w ww w. w. Fl Fl or o id aW W kly. W W eek y. co D D A WE EK FL OR ID D D D A A W om FL OR ID BEST UNSUNG HERO>> Cynthia Rodriguez-SchweisthalAs the liaison for homeless education for Collier County schools, Ms. Rodriguez-Schweisthal meets children who do their homework to the interior lights of parked cars and who wash up at gas stations and fall asleep at their desks. She helps these children with transportation, free lunch, tutoring sessions, health physicals, counseling, school supplies but only as much as her funding will allow, for her position rests on a competitive grant of $90,000 to cover her salary and the services she provides. Meager as her means may be, she still delivers soap and towels to homeless shelters, she still finds bus passes for high school students who move from friend to friend, couch to couch. As of April, Ms. Rodriguez-Schweisthal has identified more than 1,000 homeless students in Collier County. We call her hero; these students might better call her saint. Compelled to donate or volunteer? Please call 3770505.BEST MAY-DECEMBER ROMANCE >> Tony Marino and Shannon LivingstonMr. Marino (at 70, the December in this pairing) and Shannon Livingston (shes May, at 39) have a 31-year age difference, but the relationship seems to work just fine. Tony says if Shannon cant keep up thats her issue, because hes not slowing down. BEST PROPOSAL >> At the finish lineAfter the Marco Island Bridge Run, a half-marathon back in March, Naples triathlete Andy Holland dropped to one knee and proposed to Allyson Swanson, also a race competitor and triathlete. With a crowd of tired, sweaty runners cheering her on, she happily said Yes! and we were reminded that true love is meant to be a marathon, not a sprint.BEST COMEBACK>> Chief James BillieChief James Billie has come a long way from being born next to the Chimpanzee Farm in Dania and escaping the deadly intent of a medicine man who took issue with little James mixed heritage. Mr. Billie, who was forced from his position as head of the Florida Seminoles nearly a decade ago, won 58.4 percent of the 1,757 ballots that were cast in an election last year and regained chairmanship of the Seminole Tribe of Florida. In doing so, he defeated two-term Chairman Mitchell Cypress, who was regarded as the favorite in the contest. Mr. Billies 22-year reign as chief of the Seminoles (1979-2001) was marked by flamboyance and controversy. A battle-hardened veteran of the Vietnam War and an alligator wrestler of wide renown, he piloted airplanes and helicopters owned by the tribe and generally conducted himself in a fashion that was guaranteed to attract attention. The signal accomplishment of his tenure was the establishment of Indian gambling facilities that have been emulated by tribes across the United States. BEST DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDREL, AKA GOLIATH>> Florida Georgia Grove LLCThis is the developer who bulldozed Mamie Street, the only road to the century-old National Historic Register Smallwood Store and Indian trading post on Chokoloskee Island. FGG put up a fence, blocked the only land access and forced Smallwood supporters to gather grass-roots support and sue.BEST GRASSROOTS SLINGSHOT HIT, AKA DAVID>> Lynn Smallwood McMillimMs. McMillim is director of the Ted Smallwood Store Inc., the nonprofit group dedicated to restoring Mamie Street (see above). After missing deadlines and twice being found in contempt of court, Florida Georgia Grove LLC agreed to comply with a court order to remove the fence and pave Mamie Street, a road that had been open 70 years when FGG decided to bulldoze it.BEST WEIRD PRESS RELEASE PHOTO>> Kat Epple THE ENGLISH PUBNaples Oldest Authentic British Tavern EST. 1969 THERES ALWAYS SOMETHING GOING ONMONDAY The return of Quiz Night AND our world famous $5.00 burger!TUESDAY Our insane $5.00 Fish & Chips dinner from 3-8pm and SWING DANCING from 8-11pm!WEDNESDAYThe Stevie Fenttiman Experience from 6-9pm AND its also Poker Night in the Churchill Room, starting at 7pmTHURSDAY Wendy Renee from 6-9pm singing your favourite hits and our our FAMOUS comedy shows featuring Naples City Improv and The Bullocks BuffooneryFRIDAY The AWESOME Stevie Fenttiman Experience from 6-9pm and then DJ Danny Jackson takes over until closing time SATURDAY Cadillac Blue from 6-9pm and then its the long anticipated return of Patrick The Monkey 9:30 until close.SUNDAYPubs Pick call us at 239.775.3727 to nd out whats kickin! There is ALWAYS something unique and interesting going on! Floridas Oldest Authentic British Tavern Naples Best Connection for the London Olympics
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D14 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLY T T W WE EK EK O O F F MA Y Y 33 9 in her favorite dressy pair, oldies but goodies she bought several years ago in Germany while there playing violin at a music festival in Heidelberg; as Best New Kid in Town (see page D5), the president and CEO of the Phil is wearing more business-friendly frames by Lafont.BEST SPECS (HIM)>> Karl GibbonsMr. Gibbons says he buys eyeglasses like women buy shoes. When asked how many pairs he owns, the president of Third Eye Management says not enough and certainly not as many as Sir Elton John. Hes shown here in frames by Roberto Cavalli. BEST SPECS (THEM)>> Gayle and Scott CampbellOur third annual Best edition has a firsttime category for a couple who both wear great glasses. When we noticed Gayle and Scott Campbell (hes CEO of Physicians Regional-Collier Boulevard) kept showing up in our Society photos looking equally fabulous in a variety of frames, we had to find out more. Turns out she has maybe a dozen? pair by designers from Armani, Chanel and Kate Spade to Jean Lafont and Alain Mikli (her favorite). He favors frames from Marc Ecko, Gant and Ermenegildo Zegna. Shown here at the Dream Gala for the Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples, shes wearing a pair by Kate Spade and hes in Marc Ecko. What a pair! BEST SMILE>> Peggy FarrenThe effervescent owner of Understand Photography and Avant-Garde Images is always beaming (and usually laughing). She says she smiles and laughs because life is good and most people are interesting and fun to be around. She certainly sets the standard on that account.BEST PLACE TO MAIL A POSTCARD HOME>> Ochopee Post OfficeAt a whopping 7-by-8 feet, this fully functioning U. S. Post Office is the smallest in the Country and a tourist attraction in its own right. Ochopee boasts a population of about one dozen. The tiny ghost town sits alongside the Tamiami Trail, about 35 picturesque miles east of Naples and about one mile west of the Skunk Ape Research Headquarters (see below).BEST SKUNK APE SCOOP>> Skunk Ape Research HeadquartersIf huge, hairy, smelly, mysterious creatures interest you, dont miss this kitschy attraction. Its about as far removed from glitzy Fifth Avenue South as the Moon is from Mars, but you might just remember it longer. And if youre here in October, theres always Skunktoberfest. Find it at Trail Lakes Campground, 36 miles east of Naples on U.S. 41 in Ochopee. Write a postcard home while youre there (see above).BEST GIVEAWAY>> Gasoline from IberiaBankImagine the surprise of motorists who stopped to fill er up on Wednesday, March 14, and learned they had been chosen at random to get $12.50 worth of gas for free, compliments of IberiaBank. As part of its 125th year celebration, the bank master-minded random acts of kindness at two gas stations in Naples, one on Marco Island and four in Lee County. Companywide that day, IberiaBank representatives pumped $12,500 worth of free fuel.BEST LOCAL PIPELINE>> Gas at CostcoIf you cant get it for free, the least expensive gas in town is often found at Costco on Naples Boulevard. But the crowds are often found there, too. The fourth line of pumps installed this spring helps, but if you really want to beat the wait, the pumps open at 6 a.m. and theres hardly ever a line then. DOWNTOWN NAPLES 747 5th Ave S. 239-262-8771 Open Eveningswww.bestofeverythingnaples.com THE BEST JEWELERY THE BEST BRACELETS THE BEST NECKLACES THE BEST PINS THE BEST RINGS THE BEST WATCHES THE BEST STERLING SILVER THE BEST MUSIC THE BEST DANCING THE BEST SMILES THE BEST CUSTOMERS THE BEST ACCESSORIES THE BEST HANDBAGS THE BEST SCARVES THE BEST HAIR ACCESSORIES THE BEST SUNGLASSES THE BEST ELIZA B THE BEST REPUTATION THE BEST ATMOSPHERE THE BEST FAMILIES THE BEST STAFF THE BEST GIFTS THE BEST STUFFED ANIMALS THE BEST CARDS Simply thebest.NAPLES 3652 Tamiami Trl N. Located Behind Mels Diner 239-403-8771 KENNEBUNKPORT 9 Western Ave. Now Open Year Round 207-967-8771 BONITA SPRINGS 28194 Tamiami Trl S. Just S. of Bonita Beach Rd, next KFC 239-948-5828 I always end up at Best of Everything! Busy Bonita
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Day of Charity Every month we will have a charity day where a percent of the days sales go to the charity we are supporting that month. Private selling (Home Buys) *Restrictions apply Styling services Private parties DOWN TIME:Relaxing and having funBEST PLACE TO TAKE THE KIDS, GRANDKIDS, STEPKIDS, THE NEIGHBORS KIDS>> The Golisano Childrens Museum of NaplesCMon! Climb a tree, rake fall leaves, step into an igloo. At Naples newest museum kids can cast magnets to fish for stuffed animals from blue-painted turntables and then measure their catch to make sure its a keeper. They can traverse the Everglades by boardwalk, above a mangrove maze where a 19-foot gator (not a real one) makes his home. Theres also a 45-foot-tall banyan tree to climb and a 22-foot-wide nautica shell to explore. www.cmon.org.BEST EVENT MASCOT>> The Green Flash FairyFor the past two years, Kaye Klug has dressed up as the Green Flash Fairy to welcome guests at the Friends of Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park beach fundraiser, the Green Flash Sunset Celebration. Catch her colorful act at the third annual celebration in November. BEST PLACE TO GET DOWN AND DIRTY>> The World Famous Swamp Buggy RacesThree times a year, the World Famous Naples Swamp Buggy Races provide an opportunity to witness what must rank as one of the strangest vehicle spectacles in the world. Buggies shaped like submarines and airplanes, on skids and skis and painted Skittles colors, plow through and over muddy water. Its a roaring-loud place to spend a day with the family and maybe shock-and-awe some out-of-town guests. The first King of the Swamp was Johnny Jones, crowned in 1949. This years Spring Classic Champion was a SHE Lorrie Johns, crowned Queen of the Swamp in her buggy Lady Liberty. Your next chance to catch a race will be Oct. 27-28 at the Florida Sports Park. Check it out. These definitely aint your Granddaddys buggy races! www.swampbuggy.com.BEST PLACE FOR A SENIOR DATE>> Showtime at the PavilionThe Pavilion Cinema 10 in the Pavilion Shopping Center at the corner of Tamiami Trail North and Vanderbilt Beach Road is a bargain for anyone over 55; you can impress your date with a first-run movie and still have enough money for popcorn. Even though its hard to ask for the senior ticket the first time, for $6 its well worth it. And as far as we can tell, they never ask for I.D. (a bit disheartening for those of us who think we still look 40-something, but hey, we gotta love the savings). www.fandango.com/ pavilioncinema10.BEST PLACE FOR A CHEAP DATE AT ANY AGE>> Bravo! Cucina ItalianaAfter youve dazzled your date with your good looks, be sure to impress her with your financial smarts. Visit Bravo! Cucina Italiana at Mercato for the Bar Bites menu and choose from an array of hearty appetizers, all for a mere $2.95. Offered from 3:30-6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. to close, Monday to Friday. And if you think this romance might last, dont miss $5 martini Wednesdays. www.bravoitalian.com.BEST FREE CONCERTS >> Gulf Coast Town CenterWhether youre plopped down on the grass in front of the stage, bar hopping or ducking in and out of all the shops, live music from the market plaza stage fills the air and sets a celebratory tone every weekend at Gulf Coast Town Center. Coming up in May: Batey (salsa and meringue, May 5), Mike & the Blues Rockers (acoustic rock, May 12), The Drunk Monkeys (acoustic rock, May 19) and Chicago Mob (jazz and blues, May 26). www. gulfcoasttowncenter.com.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYD22 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2012 D D 2 2 2 T T H E B B BEST 2012 OF ww w ww w. w. Fl Fl or o id aW W kly. W W eek y. co D D A WE EK FL OR ID D D D A A W om FL OR ID SALES CLEANING REPAIR RESTORATION SERVICE APPRAISAL More than 1,500 rugs moved to our Bonita Springs location & marked down up to 75%WHILE SUPPLIES LAST WWW.AZARGALLERIES.COM Fine Rugs Azar Gallery The Best Art to Floor You! Visit Our Showroom Today! BEST WAY TO NIBBLE YOUR WAY THROUGH THE AFTERNOON>> Naples Food toursNaples Food Tours arrived on the scene in January, giving visitors and residents the opportunity to spend an afternoon nibbling their way through a variety of Naples eateries. The three-hour tour sets out from 2-5 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays and takes in five to six tasting stops. www.naplesfoodtours.com.BEST PLACE FOR A POWER BREAKFAST>> Fit & Fuel CafBanish the early morning blahs with an energy infusion from Fit & Fuel Caf next to Naples Cyclery at the Pavilion Shopping Center. With yummy smoothies, bakery treats, crispy bagels and handcrafted coffee drinks from Miami-based specialty roaster Panther Coffee, this casual eatery will amp up your morning. And dont forget to grab a Roadster cookie to ward off the dreaded afternoon slump. 514-3333.BEST PLACE TO IMPRESS A CLIENT AT LUNCH>> ShulasMaybe youre closing a whale of a deal, or maybe youre celebrating the success of a long business relationship. Whichever, youll chalk up the intended points with a business lunch at Shulas: Americas Steakhouse at the Hilton Naples. Your clients have probably already been there for dinner; imagine how happy theyll be with an invitation to one of the nations best steakhouses for lunch! A Premium Black Angus Steak and Shulas Steakhouse Sides in the middle of the day and the evening is still theirs. Which should put you well on your way to the next big deal and relationship. 430-4999; www.donshula.com.BEST PLACE TO GET TEQUILA INSPIRED>> Agave Southwestern GrillWith more than 200 tequilas and mezcals, awesome bartenders and creadors making guacamole, Agave has quickly become the place to be in North Naples. A full bar with a 12-foot tequila tower and glassenclosed tequila room, award-winning cuisine, fabulous lunch guaranteed served fresh in 30 minutes and the best margaritas in town youll be sure to get your inspiration on! Pass the salt and limes, please! 598-3473; www.agavenaples.com.BEST GLUTEN-FREE MENU (AND ITS DELI-CIOUS, TOO!)>> Jasons DeliBig stacked deli sandwiches and homemade toppings are staples at Jasons along with a focus on health and well-being. That why theres also have a gluten-free menu with a full line of dressings, soups, breads, potatoes, kids meals and more. Thats what helped earn Jasons the vote for Best Restaurant Chain in America by Parents Magazine in 2011. And of course, if it comes from Jasons kitchen, theres no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial trans fats and no MSG. All that healthy goodness goes so much better with the free soft-serve ice cream that finishes up every Jasons meal. 593-9499; www.jasonsdeli.com. BEST NOT-SO-FAUX BAND>> Fake ProblemsFake Problems is the name of a four-piece Indie rock band from Naples thats currently on tour with Say Anything. Two of Fake Problems songs are featured on the latest Taco Bell commercials. Watch for them; they just might inspire you to make a taco run for the border. Band members are Chris Farren, Derek Perry, Sean Stevenson and Brian Blount. Find Fake Problems the real thing on Facebook and YouTube. BEST PLACE TO TAKE OUT-OF-TOWN GUESTS>> MercatoRemember when you used to feel the need to take visitors to a certain theme park near Orlando? Those days are gone with the advent of the Mercato Shops. Why settle for a Small World when Mercato brings you a big world that includes Silverspot Cinema, Sur la Table and Charming Charlies? Who needs Tomorrowland when today at Mercato brings Whole Foods Market, Pandora and Bio? And why settle for a frozen banana when Mercato has Yogurbella, McCormick and Schmicks and Blue Martini? For visiting guests, the Mercato can be your personal Magic Kingdom. www.mercatoshops.com.BEST VOICE ON HIGH>> Patricia Racette at Moorings Presbyterian Church
FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2012 THE BEST D23 FL FL O R ID A A WE W EK LY LY y y. co m m 2012 OF O BEST Opera Naples hit a hit note in fundraisers with the engagement of Metropolitan Opera soprano Patricia Racette to perform with her pianist, Dan Gettinger, in the acoustically amazing sanctuary at Moorings Presbyterian Church. The evening wasnt all Puccini and Verde, however; after a set of opera classics and a brief break, she delighted the audience with numbers from the Great American Songbook, an Edith Piaf torch classic and Judy Garlands The Man That Got Away. We didnt know whether to shout Encore! or Amen!BEST ROBERT PARKER POINT SPREAD>> Naples Winter Wine Fest ($14 million) and Two Buck Chuck at Trader JoesIts fitting that were home to both the Naples Winter Wine Festival and a Trader Joes, grocery purveyor of the near-cult-status Charles Shaw wine known as Two Buck Chuck. That the wine fests latest charitable bonanza of $12.2 million could buy more than 4 million bottles of the lesser juice (its actually $2.99 a bottle) enough to fill an Olympic swimming pool plus dozens of hot tubs is not lost on those who appreciate both the finer things in life AND a good buy on a drinkable bottle for the patio instead of the wine room.BEST DRAFT PICK>> The inaugural Naples Craft Beer FestWhile we are blessed to live in an area that already boasts a multi-million-dollar charity festival based on wine (see above), there are other beverages not yet mined for their donor-draw. That list no longer includes craft beers, as theyve been picked up by area Rotarians for their hoppy, heady and handcrafted appeal. Sponsored by the Naples North Rotary Foundation, the inaugural Naples Craft Beer Fest in March featured 60 lagers and ales, most on-tap and craft-brewed. With this events successful launch, were predicting future fundraising festivals for vodka, tea and sports drinks.BEST GUYS KIND OF GALA>> The Naples Music FestivalThe cost of admission mirrors the most glamorous galas in town, but the dress code makes the Naples Music Festival a fundraiser that even the guys dont mind getting ready for. The bi-annual benefit for the Garden of Hope & Courage fills the historic Third Street South district with live bands and great food and drink. There are lots of studs, too, but none of the kind required to accessorize a tuxedo.BEST COSTUME PARADE>> Strut Your Mutt The human Halloween costume parade down Fifth Avenue South is always a sight to behold, but we think Humane Society Naples annual Strut Your Mutt pet parade is even more fun to see. Its amazing the lengths pet owners will go to (and what some dogs will tolerate) in hopes of capturing the title of Scariest, Funniest, Most Original or Best Celebrity Lookalike for their canine companion.NEXT BEST COSTUME PARADE>> Hello, Dolly!It was a masterful staging idea, and truly unexpected: In the middle of The Naples Players production of Hello, Dolly! during the song Put on Your Sunday Clothes, the entire cast str utted off the stage and paraded across the center aisle at the Sugden Community Theatre in their early 20th century finery. If you were sitting in an aisle seat, you got a great closeup view of the fancy costumes.BEST LOITERING LUNCH>> Calistoga CafeThis artisan sandwich shop and bakery also has great gourmet coffee and espresso, a laid-back atmosphere and, an extra bonus, free Wi-Fi, which means that you can even hang out after eating and fire up the iPad or laptop. Lunch, however, is one of our favorite reasons to head to Calistoga. Its quick, but its not fast food. Theres no fryer, and the sandwiches, soups and salads are loaded with fresh and flavorful veggies, nuts, grains, spices and herbs. Which makes Calistoga better simply better. Three locations in Southwest Florida: Coastland Center Mall and 7941 Airport-Pulling Road, Naples; and Gulf Coast Town Center, Fort Myers. www.calistogacafe. com. Were Rea Estate A Beeze 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. Judy Hansen I am originally from Indianapolis, Indiana where I graduated from Butler University with dual degrees in Public Relations and Spanish. I worked as a licensed Optician for 10 years before getting my license to sell mutual funds where I worked for First Investors out of New York. I was married to a German National where I worked for the U.S. Army for 2 years in Stuttgart, Germany. In 1992 I moved to Naples and traveled the U.S. and Germany opening new stores for TGI Fridays before getting my Real Estate License. I am a sailing enthusiast, have owned, captained and raced my own sailboat, a Catalina 28 and am now crewing on other race boats. I chaired the SW Florida Charity Regatta in 2001 and 2002 and the Hospice Regatta in 2004 all in Naples. After being widowed, I recently married a fellow sailor in May of My goal is to bring expertise in the marketing of luxury real estate to assist the discriminating seller as well as showcasing homes that meet the lifestyle requirements of the knowledgeable buyer. www.GulfCoastSailingClub.org www.JudyHansenHomes.com (239) 248-4735 Pou ponsb t n ...
www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYD24 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2012 D D 2 2 4 T T H E B B BEST 2012 OF ww w ww w. w. Fl Fl or o id aW W kly. W W eek y. co D D A WE EK FL OR ID D D D A A W om FL OR ID When it comes to the BEST for those we love, please visit...Law Offices ofDavid L. Orosz Free ConsultationAccredited VA Attorney David L. Orosz5237 Summerlin Commons Blvd. Ft. Myers Nursing Home & Assisted Living Medicaid & Veterans Benefits BEST LADIES ROOM>> Calistoga at Coastland CenterWe know you go there for the food, but Calistoga Bakery and Caf at Coastland Center also gets a Florida Weekly Best for its ladies room. If youve ever tried to fit into a restroom stall with your big purse or a bulging shopping bag, then you know what its like. You sometimes have to make a decision: Me or my purse? Both just wont fit. Not so at this Calistoga, where the womens restroom stalls are so big and roomy that you could even take in a suitcase. Finally, a restaurant that understands a womans needs.BEST MENS ROOM>> Who cares?BEST BOUTIQUE GROCERY BUYS>> Per: Eating WellWhile its nice to finally have a choice between Whole Foods and Trader Joes, we pay just a wee bit more when we get everything we need at either. Despite the sinking balance feeling on our debit card, our friends at the Eating Well blog point to some values at each. They note Trader Joes cheese (Comte and Chevre), staples (olive oil, almonds, granola and wild rice) frozen foods (smoked salmon and scallops) and wine. Whole Foods gets value marks for local fruits and vegetables, sustainable fish and seafood, bulk foods and store-brand products (365 Everyday Value and WFM). But value or not, were still going to pick up something chocolate-covered, wasabi-scented or herb-mixed, no matter whose cart were pushing. www.eatingwell.com.BEST STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT RACE>> RaceGulfshore Playhouses production of David Mamets Race was a no-holds-barred look at race in America: our prejudices, our assumptions, our fears. It was provocative, audacious, brutally honest. And it laid it all out in some pretty explicit language. It was incredibly compelling theater. And it was a hell of a gutsy move for Producing Artistic Director Kristen Coury to stage this play in Naples, which is not exactly known for being open-minded and progressive, especially in matters of race.BEST DANCE ADVICE>> CharoCharos show in the Daniels Pavilion at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts contained many highlights: shimmying in her low-cut mini-dress, going into the audience and pulling a mans head into her cleavage, astounding us with her considerable skill on the classical guitar. (Shes a former student of Andre Segovia.) Yes, she sang her latest hit, Sexy Sexy Sexy. But one of our favorite moments was when she gave advice about the tango. You have to be careful when you dance the tango, she warned in her heavily accented/mangled English. It can be a very dangerous dance, because you have to get very close, like youre spooning. And everyone knows that too much spooning can lead to forking.BEST SUMMER READING LIST>>The Critics ChoiceYear after year, its the most widely anticipated summer reading list around, offered up by Elaine Newton of The Critics Choice series of book lectures at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Dr. Newton has a knack for picking interesting, literary novels. Every April, at her last lecture, she hands out her summer reading list. This years 38 titles include: The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott, The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides, The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach, The Strangers Child by Alan Hollingshust, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, The Submission by Amy Waldman and An Available Man by Hilma Wolitzer. From those titles, shell pick six to lecture about next season. Find the entire list at www.thephil.org.BEST WAY TO TIE ONE ON >> The Coquito MojitoHeres to the new Naples Original, aka the Coquito Mojito, the cocktail that won a taste contest sponsored by the Naples Originals, the organization that promotes local, independent restaurants. Should you wish to tie one on in a liquid manner, heres the recipe: .75-ounce Dancing Pine Oak Cask Rum, .75-ounce coconut-flavored rum, .75-ounce fresh squeezed lime juice, .75-ounce Coco Popez Coconut Cream, a splash of club soda and three sprigs of fresh mint (plus one for garnish), lime wheel garnish and coquitos (marble-sized coconuts for garnish, optional). In a cocktail shaker, lightly muddle the mint in
FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2012 THE BEST D25 FL FL O R ID A A WE W EK LY LY y y. co m m 2012 OF O BEST the coconut cream. Add lime juice and rums, fill with ice and give a long hard shake. Pour through strainer into a glass over ice. Add a splash of club soda. Garnish with mint, lime wheel and coquito. Serves one. Cheers!BEST SOUNDS-GROSS-TASTES-GREAT>> Bacon for dessertIts hard to imagine, but bacons the newest dessert staple. Tierneys Tavern at the Bay House takes it uptown with the Southern Decadence, a sweet bourbon pecan tart with sugar cane ice cream, mousselike sweet potato cremeaux, corn-liquor gelee and chunks of salty, crunchy bacon. Dont knock it until youve tried it. 591-3837.BEST OLYMPIC CONNECTION >> The English Pub Just in time for the Olympic Games to move to London this summer, Naples original English Pub has moved to the East Trail to be ready for you. As your favorite Olympic competitions await their new London location, so too, do your favorite foods, favorite staff and favorite publicans await at the Pubs new address, 5047 Tamiami Trail E. 775-3727; www.naplesenglishpub.com.BEST TRAVEL PLANNERS WHEN PERFECTION IS PREFERRED>> Preferred Travel of NaplesPreferred Travel of Naples continues to grow and expand by adding even more expert travel consultants to its 7,000-plus-square-foot office. Preferred Travel owner Wilma Boyd is recognized as one of the best bosses in Southwest Florida and is recognized by national industry magazines, which makes it no surprise that Preferred Travel continues to be named as one of Southwest Floridas top companies. Best people, best management and best company: When it comes to help making your travel plans, isnt that the kind of perfection youd prefer? 261-1177; www.preferrednaples.com.FRESH AIR:The great outdoorsBEST OLD-SCHOOL PARK>> Cambier ParkTucked close to Fifth Avenue South at 755 Eighth Ave. S., this iconic park boasts lots of treed shade, a band shell, shuffleboard and bocce courts, tennis, a playground, pavilion and, best of all, serenity.BEST OLD-FLORIDA RANCH ROMP>> Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts RanchPart of the Collier County Museum system, this 15-acre living history museum consists of 20 preserved buildings. Museum programs include ranch tours and events with historical characters as well as an annual Old Florida Festival. Anytime you decide to go, its a 44-mile trip back in time to the un-beached Florida, the one peopled by cow-hunters, ranchers and Indians. www.colliermuseums.com.BEST PLACE TO GET GREEN>> Naples Grande Golf ClubRegardless of your interpretation, youll find green all over Naples Grande Golf Club. If green to you is lush or rich, youll find an abundance of both, from the verdant fairways to the brand new greens. If a green is something youre trying to reach in as few strokes of a club as possible, well, 18 of them are what Naples Grande Golf Club is all about. Or, if Shakespeares green-eyed monster of jealousy refers to the way you look upon members here, Marc Freiburg will be glad to get you on the other side of that membership equation (including a $69 memberfor-a-day with unlimited afternoon golf). www.waldorfastorianaples.com.BEST UPHILL BATTLE>> The bridge to Marco IslandA sidewalk/bike path is included in the new twolane span of the Jolley Bridge that provides southbound travel from Naples onto Marco Island. We can thank our federal stimulus dollars and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for newly improved access. Sales Center Open Daily 10-6pm I 13100 Plantation Roadwww.bellacasaluxury.com DECORATED MODELS OPEN DAILY off Daniels Pkwy & Plantation Road (239) 288-5117 Location, Location, Location Brokers Welcome Luxury Condominium Residences 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. 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. Lb Cnrnr Unr READY to move in! from the low 90 S
D26 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLY T T W WE EK EK O O F F MA Y Y 33 9 BEST PLACE TO DUCK OUT OF SIGHT>> Delnor-Wiggins Pass State ParkThis beachfront park at the end of Immokalee/111th Street has plenty of places to hide from the pressures of everyday life, whether its for lunch hour while youre on the job or for a break from the kids and laundry duty on a weekend afternoon. And if you want to bring a party with you, there are picnic tables, grills, restrooms and showers. The 166-acre park is a tropical paradise for beach lovers, boaters and divers. BEST WALK ON WATER>> Naples Municipal Beach & Fishing PierThe Naples Pier is one of the most photographed landmarks in the area for a reason. Its a spectacular place to walk on water without getting your feet wet. Go, stroll, saunter, sashay, wander or ramble and enjoy Naples and the Gulf of Mexico from a vantage like no other. www.naplespier.com.BEST WAY TO ENJOY NAPLES FROM THE WATER>> Naples Princess CruisesThe $3.5 million, 105-foot Naples Princess would be the envy of any princes bride. The best part is, this U.S. Coast Guard-certified vessel is open to the public. Step aboard for any number of daily excursions that depart from Port O Call Way near downtown Naples, or book a private event. Among surroundings of cherry wood and gold-plated ceilings, take in the views of Naples Bay and ogle at the exquisite waterfront residences in Port Royal. You can also choose to climb aboard for dinner and sunset. 6492275; www.naplesprincesscruises.com.BEST MANGROVE STROLL>> Clam Pass ParkEnjoy a -mile boardwalk stroll through a primeval mangrove tunnel. A free tram runs during daylight hours to take you comfortably from parking lot to beach. Skittering fiddler crabs, water birds and raccoon sightings included free. Parking is at the end of Seagate Drive.BEST WALK IN THE SWAMP>> Clyde Butchers Saturday Swamp WalkJoin a swamp slog, organized by legendary photographer and Florida icon Clyde Butcher. Every Saturday from September through March, intrepid souls have a chance to rub shoulders with genius, and maybe even snap their own masterpiece pictures in the Big Cypress Swamp. www.clydebutchersbigcypressgallery.com.BEST SLEEP IN THE SWAMP>> Weekend in Clyde Butchers Bungalow or Swamp Cottage(see above) For Rent: October through April, two swamp houses owned by famed landscape photographer Clyde Butcher. Spend a night or two experiencing South Floridas watery wilderness, close-up. Maybe even catch a glimpse of the Skunk Ape! www.clydebutchersbigcypressgallery.com.BEST GLADES GLIDE>> Wootens Everglades Airboat TourWootens has been gliding people around the River of Grass since 1953. For a unique peek at a landscape like no other, board an airboat and prepare to be thrilled. www.wootensairboats.com.GOODS AND SERVICES:What we buyBEST PLACE TO STRETCH A DOLLAR>> Miromar OutletsWith more than 140 top designer and brand name outlet stores, if you start at one end of Miromar Outlets and shop your way to the other, you can stretch your dollar approximately two miles. You might wear out a lot of shoe leather, but dont worry, youll encounter lots of footwear stores for replacements along the way as well as places for apparel and accessories, housewares and furnishings, jewelry, luggage, toys and more. At Miromar Outlets, you can fill more bags for the buck and you can dine, drink and be entertained along the way. Dont miss the snowy Weguaranteethelowestpricesintown!239-947-8383CallToday GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE!
TUESDAY, MAY 15th, 8:00pOn the lawn across from Naples Flatbread & Yogurbella FEATURING Hairspraystarring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John LOCATED JUST NORTH OF VANDERBILT BEACH ROAD ON U.S. 41239.254.1080 | MercatoShops.com Free Admission Lawn Chairs WelcomePG-13 Parents Strongly Cautioned SPONSORED BY For more information please contact MARC FREIBURG PREMIER CLUB 7540 Golden Gate Parkway | Naples, FL 34105 | 239.659.3714Cham pionship golf at Naples Grande Golf Club, an 18 -hole, Rees Jones designed course. | Chic dining and exciting entertainm ent at Waldorf A storia Naples. | Relaxing and invigorating spa therapy at the world renowned Golden Door Spa (located at Waldorf A storia Naples). | Professional instruction and play by Peter Burwash International pros at the Waldorf A storia Naples Tennis Center. | Beachfront dining with breathtaking views at Edgewater Beach Hotel. We invite you to explore endless possibilities... with a Naples Grande Golf Club Membership.
www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYD28 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2012 D D 2 2 8 T T H E B B BEST 2012 OF ww w ww w. w. Fl Fl or o id aW W kly. W W eek y. co D D A WE EK FL OR ID D D D A A W om FL OR ID Complete Smile Makeovers in Weeks! COMPREHENSIVE DENTAL CARE IN A COMFORTABLE ENVIROMENT! All forms of dentistry from basic needs to advanced www.smilesbyrembos.com 2011 Voted Best Dentist Fifth Ave Magazine Voted Best Dentist Sanibel/Captiva ALAN N. REMBOS, D.D.S., P.A. white Peking ducks at the Nike fountain, the koi fish near Neiman Marcus Last Call or the turtles near Eddie Bauer Outlet. www.miromaroutlets.com.BEST REASON TO COME OUT OF THE CLOSET>> All About ClosetsWhen you dread going into your dark and unorganized closet, theres something wrong. All About Closets can turn that fearful space into a model of beauty and efficiency with custom designs. Closets, kitchens, entertainment areas, pantries, home offices any space in your house or business can be transformed. It works with homeowners, builders and developers and interior designers. Youll never get lost in there again. 303-5829; www.allaboutclosets.com.BEST PASSION FOR FASHION>> True Fashionistas Designer ResaleWhat if you could find a shop where true fashion met resale and consignment? Not just a second-hand store, but pre-owned Prada, Gucci and Louis Vuitton, to name a few. And what if this shop had impeccable style and sophistication in womens, mens and childrens clothing and accessories? Whether youre looking for the finest names in couture or have clothing to sell, trade or consign, your go-to place is True Fashionistas Designer Resale. Come shop the collection of fashion-forward clothing and bring a few gently used pieces of your own. Its how you can go green, the designer way. www.truefashionistasresale.com.BEST TRAVEL COMPANION>> CI TravelWhen we imagine the perfect travel experience, it starts with someone else doing all the research and planning. After that, theyd move on to finding the best values for extraordinary experiences. Thats precisely what we find in CI Travel. With nearly 40 years in the global travel business, CI Travel is employeeowned and one of the largest American Express-affiliated travel firms in the world. And they complete the travel experience after you book your trip by being on call during your travels. Its like having a personal travel expert along for the ride. www.cinaples.com.BEST AGENT TO MAKE A SAIL>> Judy Hansen, Coldwell BankerJudy Hansen is more than just a top-notch Realtor; shes also a racing sailor and commodore of the Gulf Coast Sailing Club. And her sailing is a real asset to her real estate clients: She can plot a course through challenging hazards and uncertain seas; she knows when to tack away from trouble, toward better winds; and she watches the charts to ensure your transaction proceeds to its final destination with a following sea. As a result, Ms. Hansen and the Judy Hansen Team make real estate a breeze. 248-4735; www.judyhansenhomes.com.BEST WIZARD OF AAAHHHS>> Alan N. Rembos, DDSMost people dont know about the omitted character in L. Frank Baums wonderful book, whose part in the TV special would have been to sing, If I only had a smile... For years, patients with similar songs in their hearts have been coming to Dr. Alan Rembos for cosmetic, implant and general dentistry. Dr. Rembos veneers, Invisalign treatments and crowns and bridges leave patients clicking their heels thrice and repeating, Theres no place like here, theres no place like here... 434-0400; www.smilesbyrembos.com.BEST PLACE FOR BEACH-BOUND LEGS>> Gulfcoast Surgeons Vein CenterWhen your legs go shopping or go to work, you can keep them covered. But legs headed to the beach are pretty much out on display. If youre faced with ugly, ropy or painful veins, you can find care and treatment at Gulfcoast Surgeons Vein Center. For swollen or knotty vericose veins, or threadlike spider veins, these highly skilled and renowned surgeons treat you as well as your condition. Get ready to take your legs to the beach; schedule a screening at the Vein Center to see what treatment might be right for you. www. gulfcoastsurgeons.com.BEST PLACE TO GET YOUR STEP BACK>> Family Foot and Leg CenterMost of us take walking for granted. We just put one foot in front of the other and it happens. Thats not true, though, for the many people who experience pain when they walk. At Family Foot and Leg center, theyre devoted to the gift of walking without discomfort, regardless of a patients age or social status. They handle everything from emergency trauma to
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2012 THE BEST D29 WE EK EK O chronic conditions with treatments ranging from holistic to state-of-the-art technology. Their patients might never take walking for granted again, but they do take walks without pain. 430-FOOT (3668); www.familyfootandlegcenter.com.BEST PLACE TO AGE GRACEFULLY>> Brookdale Senior LivingBrookdale Senior Living provides a full spectrum of senior living options, including independent living, personalized assisted living, Alzheimers and dementia care, rehabilitation and skilled nursing. Brookdale creates communities where residents are respected and honored for who they are every day. With locations throughout Florida and more than 645 facilities throughout the country, the staff are experts in providing warm, welcoming environments with plenty to see and do. www.brookdaleliving.com.BEST AT KEEPING THE INSIDE IN AND THE OUTSIDE OUT>> Great Southern ProductsIn your home, a little separation is a good thing. And Great Southern Products has what it takes to keep the outside out with decorative doors and windows. Inside the house, Great Southern Products keeps whats inside the kitchen inside stylish cabinetry. Quality moldings draw the line between walls and ceilings, and milled baseboards separate a wall from the floor. Let Great Southern Products bring all this separation together for your next project. 332-7170; www.gswindow.net.BEST ART TO FLOOR YOU>> Azar GalleriesWhen it comes to displaying art, most people only think of their walls. But one of the largest locations for art in your home is on your floors. Azar Galleries has more than 10,000 examples of hand-knotted rugs in stock the ultimate in art for your floors. And if thats not enough, they can even custom-make a rug in any colors and any size. When it comes to art in your home, broaden your horizons Rent Protection applies to Independent Living Homes only. All of fers subject to change or withdrawal at any time without notice. Speak with a Senior Lifestyle Counselor for all the details.4800 Aston Gardens Way | Naples, FL 34109 Independent Living | Assisted Living | Memory Care 239.593.3744 | AstonGardens.com A t P e l ican Ma rs h MANAGED AND OPERATED BYAssisted Living Facility License #AL10175 | Discovery Management Group Arrange a tour and lunch is on us for you and a guest! We l come to Aston Gar d ens at Pe l ican Mars h Americas award-winnin g senior-livin g communit y o ff ering an a ll -inc l usive a ff or d a bl e l i f esty l e in Nap l es. Resi d ents enjoy gourmet mea l s, resor t a menities, great neig hb ors an d p l enty o f f un t h ings t o d o. Come on over an d get a taste o f t h e goo d l i f e Youll Love It All Certied Home Healthcare Agency and tableside service BEST SENIOR-LIVINGCOMMUNITY
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