Storm season aheadConsult our Hurricane Guide for safety tips. Special section FLORIDA WEEKLY ILLUSTRATIONMarco Islands annual Memorial Day ceremony honoring all who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces unfolded for the most part as usual on Monday, May 28. The service took place, as always, at 11 a.m. in Veterans Community Park. Later in the afternoon, however, a second ceremony was cause for more reflection and patriotic celebration, when the Marco Island Big Flag was hoisted up a 50-foot flagpole for the first time. As the crowd cheered, the 12-by-18-foot banner caught the breeze in a majestic wa ve of flutters. Honored guests who gathered in front of the Marco Island Yacht Club at the foot of the new Judge S.S. Jolley Bridge included State Sen. Garrett Richter, State Rep. Kathleen Passidomo and Collier County Commissioner Donna Fiala, along with members of the Marco Island City Council and city staff. So how did the Big Flag project come about? Heres how Marco Islander Keith Marco Islands Big Flag marks Memorial Day M I l d B i F l k M i l D ROADSIDE MEMORIAL MARKERS CARRY SACRED, POWERFUL MEANING BY ATHENA PONUSHISaponushis@ oridaweekly.com SHE ANSWERS THE PHONE, DEPARTment of Transportation. She has never lost a loved one to the road, but if you have, hers might be the voice you hear. Senior Clerk Darlene Cole says the call goes quickly. People are not clear on how to ask or who to ask or what should be the word. Still they call, asking for one of those signs out on the road, one of those white signs, where someone Florida has nearly 4,000 memorial markers on state rights of way. SEE BIG FLAG, A25 SEE MARKERS, A8 Only in AmericaCamera USA photography exhibit opens at The von Liebig. C1 www.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. IV, No. 34 FREE WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2012 OPINION A4 PROFILE IN PARADISE A6 HEALTHY LIVING A20 PETS A26 NETWORKING B6 REAL ESTATE B7 OPEN HOUSE MAP B22 PUZZLES C10 FILM REVIEW C11 BOOK REVIEW C12 SAVE THE DATE C24 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. Boating forecastRecent sales point to good times on the horizon. B1 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________BERNADETTE LA PAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLYThe Big Flag, unfurled over Marco Island for the first time. Missing the markLast week, columnist Roger Williams attempted to use satire to show that racism still exists in our society. He missed the mark, and we apologize. A2
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Clearly, I had missed my own aim: To reject with the clarity of a ringing bell not just racism, sexism and religious intolerance, but the blindness of fear and the hobbling effect of prejudice. U.S. Census figures show that for the first time in history, more than 50 percent of the babies born last year came from parents who are not defined as white. What do we make of that? I make nothing of it because I dont think it means anything. Racially and ethnically, we come from almost everywhere. White as defined by a government agency called the U.S. Census Bureau is about as clear a racial or cultural category as a mud creek in May. Historically, for example, the Census Bureau has not defined Irish, Welsh, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Eastern European or Greek immigrants as white. An American, on the other hand white, black, brown or any other color is someone who acts like an American, no matter what hue or DNA, and no matter what language his or her forebears spoke or still speak. But many do not agree. For the worst reasons, theyre horrified by the idea that the nation is growing less white. Using language and ideas I hear every day, I satirized their thinking for what I hope are the best reasons. The column landed in print like a brick tossed through the front window. The next day, indignant wails sounded from one side of Florida to the other. People wrote me bruising letters. They complained venomously to my editors and publishers. No doubt they denounced me to their spouses and children, their churches, their golf and country clubs, or their therapists. To a columnist a paid hot-air bag, as I frequently characterize myself the outrage of readers will be a given, on occasion. And sometimes its even cause for celebration. But at a certain point, the columnist has to quit listening to himself and listen his readers. What I had done, I realized and done either too well or not well enough was write a piece of satire so blazingly offensive that otherwise intelligent readers lost their ability to see clearly, and fell into deep rages. Thats not what I intended. Some words and ideas remain scarred into the American hide like old wounds. Bump them and they hurt for a week. Thats what I did. Unfortunately, the character I satirized remains too much a part of who we are and not the pretty part. Thats why I pay attention to him. I believe that closing our eyes and ears or getting angry will leave us vulnerable and blind. So I listen to people who fear a changing country including those who offer statements that are factually untrue. White America is a dying tribe, insists commentator and former presidential candidate Patrick Buchanan. The majority of Hispanics are among that half of the population that pays no income tax and benefit disproportionately from government programs. Thats one. Heres another: Immigrants do not share American values and will vote Democrat when Democrats promise them more food stamps, trumpets Roger Schlafly, the son of Phyllis Schlafly who famously opposed the failed Equal Rights Amendment for women. American white values, he concludes, were best reflected in a 1950s-era TV show, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. Those rather mild expressions of ignorant thinking along with much more acerbic expressions are easy marks for satire. The history of satire extends at least to the Romans, but the most famous example is Jonathan Swifts scalding 18th-century essay, A Modest Proposal. He wrote the piece when English treatment of the Irish was so horrific that it became genocide a century later. The full title is A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People from Being a Burden on their Parents or Country, and for Making Them Beneficial to the Publick. Swifts delivery, lik e mine, w as utte rly deadpan. He proposed that milk-fed Irish children be sold to wealthy English connoisseurs of fine cuisine, thereby taking them off the hands of Irish parents too poor to support them, and providing a robust boost to the Irish economy. A young healthy child well-nursed is, at a year old, a most delicious nourishing and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked or boiled; and I make no doubt that it will equally serve in a fricassee or a ragoust, he announced. Swift was not promoting cannibalism. Instead, he aimed to engender both strong sympathy for the Irish, and strong antipathy for the writer or narrator, whose callous indifference reflected that of many English leaders. He revealed their ugly side. That was roughly my idea, too. So is this: All voices should be heard. And the predominant American voice should always be heard championing equal rights and respect without regard to race, creed or color. Those are my values, and theyre beside the point. The point now is this: I apologize to those who took offense at my heavy-handed satire. I beg my readers to continue exercising those two most American of virtues: listening, and speaking. Missing the mark
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2012 richLOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly OPINIONThe time-wasting network amyGOODMANSpecial to Florida Weekly Honor the dead, heal the wounded, stop the warsGen. John Allen, Commander, U.S. Forces Afghanistan, spoke Wednesday at the Pentagon, four stars on each shoulder, his chest bedecked with medals. Allen said the NATO summit in Chicago, which left him feeling heartened, was a powerful signal of international support for the Afghan-led process of reconciliation. Unlike Allen, many decorated U.S. military veterans left the streets of Chicago after the NATO summit without their medals. They marched on the paramilitarized convention center where the generals and heads of state had gathered and threw their medals at the high fence surrounding the summit. They were joined by women from Afghans for Peace, and an American mother whose son killed himself after his second deployment to Iraq. Leading thousands of protesters in a peaceful march against NATOs wars, each veteran climbed to the makeshift stage outside the fenced summit, made a brief statement and threw his or her medals at the gate. As taps was played, veterans folded an American flag that had flown over NATO military operations in Bosnia, Kosovo, Serbia, Afghanistan and Libya and handed it to Mary Kirkland. Her son, Derrick, joined the Army in January 2007, since he was not earning enough to support his wife and child as a cook at an IHOP restaurant. During his second deployment, Mary told me, he ended up putting a shotgun in his mouth over there in Iraq, and one of his buddies stopped him. He was transferred to Germany then back to his home base of Fort Lewis, Washington. He came back on a Monday after two failed suicide attempts in a threeweek period. They kept him overnight at Madigan Army Medical Center at Fort Lewis. He met with a psychiatrist the next day who deemed him to be low to moderate risk for suicide. Five days later, on Friday, March 19, 2010, he hanged himself. Said his mother, Derrick was not killed in action; he was killed because of failed mental health care at Fort Lewis.On stage, Lance Cpl. Scott Olsen declared: Today I have with me my Global War on Terror Medal, Operation Iraqi Freedom Medal, National Defense Medal and Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal. These medals, once upon a time, made me feel good about what I was doing. ... I came back to reality, and I dont want these anymore. Like the riot police flanking the stage, many on horseback, Olsen also wore a helmet. He is recovering from a fractured skull after being shot in the head at close range by a beanbag projectile. He wasnt shot in Iraq, but by Oakland, Calif., police at Occupy Oakland last fall, where he was protesting. On stage with the veterans were three Afghan women, holding the flag of Afghanistan. Just before they marched, I asked one of them, Suraia Sahar, why she was there: Im representing Afghans for Peace. And were here to protest NATO and call on all NATO representatives to end this inhumane, illegal, barbaric war against our home country and our people ... its the first time an Afghan-led peace movement is now working side by side with a veteran-led peace movement. And so, this is the beginning of something new, something better: reconciliation and peace. The night before the protest and the summit, Gen. Allen threw out the first pitch at the Crosstown Classic baseball game between the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Cubs. Members of the teams joked that Allen could join them in the dugout, if he would only quit his day job. I dare say, the members of the Iraq Veterans Against the War wish he would. After the march and the return of the medals, I caught up with Derrick Kirklands mourning mother as she embraced her new family: those who were protesting the wars that had taken the life of her son. I asked if she had any message for President Barack Obama and the NATO generals. This quiet, soft-spoken woman from Indiana didnt hesitate: Honor the dead, heal the wounded, stop the wars. 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.If time be of all things the most precious, Benjamin Franklin said, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality. But he had never heard of a status update. Facebook is the worlds foremost purveyor of information you shouldnt care about. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is to uselessness what Henry Ford was to the automobile. He has mastered it on an industrial scale and is riding it to a vast fortune. At more than $100 billion, the valuation of Facebook equals the annual GDP of Morocco or Vietnam, countries that dont top anyones list of economic powerhouses, but do actually produce some things of value. Can 900 million people, the roughly one-eighth of the planet that uses Facebook, be wrong? If they are passing around photos of pets in party costumes, telling us whether they are having a good or bad hair day and playing the farming simulation game FarmVille, the answer is, Why, yes they can! Facebook has transformed oversharing from an annoying habit of the poorly socialized into the very stuff of daily interactions. No thought is too banal, no event too minor, no mood too passing, no photo too embarrassing to be posted on Facebook. Facebook has been a boon to employers vetting prospective employees and to divorce lawyers looking for incriminating evidence. Once, taking vodka shots out of the bell ybutton of your friend at the bar at 2 a.m. might have been an ill-considered caper to laugh about the next day. Now the photo may well end up on your timeline. Its not that Facebook has no redeeming value. It brings together people with similar interests who wouldnt meet otherwise, and is a powerful organizing tool, in causes ranging from high-school re-unions to Middle Eastern revolutions. And, oh yeah, it reminds you of friends birthdays. This is all to the good. Yet Facebook is overwhelmingly the ephemeral chasing the trivial. The like and poke functions have an appropriately grade-school feel. (Its hard to believe that Facebook once grew its business on the basis of its supposed cool.) The designation friend is often a poor simulacrum of the real thing. In a notable Atlantic magazine cover story, Nicholas Carr asked, Is Google making us stupid? Compared with Facebook, Google is the King James Bible. Google is the entry point to a world of news and information beyond what leftovers your old college roommate is eating for dinner tonight before taking her papillon, Princess, for a walk. The T.S. Eliot line distracted from distraction by distraction could have described the temptations of 21st-century social media. Other technologies the telephone, television, email have had the same double-edged capacity to enable work and bring people together, or fritter away time on nonsense. Facebook tilts toward pure distraction, which is one reason a pall of doubt hangs over its post-IPO future. About half of people in one poll say Facebook is a fad. Mark Zuckerberg is mentioned in the same breath as Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, but his product is considerably more vaporous. The threat to Facebook will always be the advent of some new and even more alluring way to waste time. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. 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Let us help bring your life back into focus .* Exam with optometrist, not valid with other discounts or insurance. David Tetzlaff has served as zookeeper, curator, animal trainer and executive director of The Naples Zoo. His parents, Lawrence and Nancy Jane Tetzlaff Jungle Larry and Safari Jane were well-known expedition leaders and zoo operators in the Midwest who championed the cause of conservation. On a vacation from Medina, Ohio, in 1967, when David was 5 years old, the Tetzlaff family came to Naples seeking out winter quarters for their collection of rare animals. They moved here two years later. David graduated from Naples High School in 1981 and began working in the family business. He holds a state of Florida venomous snakes license and recently completed a venomous snakehandling course in Johannesburg, South Africa. He also has also completed courses offered by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums in exhibit design and collection management. A portion of the current Zoo site began as a private garden in 1919 by botanist Dr. Henry Nehrling, who established one the earliest collections of rare tropical plants in Florida. In the early 1950s, Julius Fleischmann took an interest in what remained of Dr. Nehrlings garden, restoring, renewing and renaming it Caribbean Gardens. When the Tetzlaffs arrived in Naples, Caribbean Gardens was not available for their use. After Julius Fleischmann died in 1968, however, they were contacted to see if they would be willing to display their animals in the garden. Before the Tetzlaffs could move any animals from their zoological park in Ohio, they had to survey the Naples property and determine how to place the animal exhibits without damaging the exotic plants and trees. The first guests to the new Caribbean Gardens arrived on Sept. 1, 1969. It was the Tetzlaffs attention to detail and conservation back then that allows us to enjoy the magnificent combination of animals and plants that is The Naples Zoo today. Today the nationally accredited Naples Zoo, a not-for-profit organization, is among the Paradise Coast treasures for which I am so grateful. You should be, too. Learn more about the Zoo at www.napleszoo.org. bobHARDEN e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org PROFILES IN PARADISEContinuing a family tradition of conservation Talking points with David TetzlaffAs a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A marine biologist.What would you be doing if you werent doing this? Id be a full-time venomous snake handler. I relish the intense focus required to work with any kind of dangerous animals, but especially venomous reptiles. There is no forgiveness factor.Something thats been on your mind: The erce independence that made this country great is a re being slowly extinguished.Something your mother was always right about: When you know what youre doing is the right thing, see it through and dont let others negativity or ignorance alter your course.Guilty pleasure: Miami Vice reruns.Next vacation destination: Tanzania, for a working vacation representing the Zoo.Skill or talent you wish you had: Carpentry and xing cars.What makes you laugh? My wife and sons.Last book read: The Swamp by Michael Grunwald.Something youll never understand: Calculus.Pet peeve: People who form opinions with no effort to research the facts, and those who spend more time following than leading.Something people might be surprised to nd out about you: I like to write and have been published nationally.What are you most proud of? My sons and their desire to work hard at everything they do.First job: Cleaning the elephant yard after school.Mentors: In life lessons, my parents. In animal training, James Clubb and Josip Marcan. In conservation work, my brother Tim, Larry Richardson of the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge and Steve Burns of Zoo Boise. In writing, Don Thomas and Jay Campbell.What the Paradise Coast really needs: Better promotion of all the attractions in the area. We are more than golf and beaches!Favorite thing about the Paradise Coast: The vastness of the Big Cypress Preserve and the sense of solitude when I step out of my truck into a ooded prairie.What I miss about the Paradise Coast when Im away: The cleansing smell of the air after it rains. Bob Harden is the producer and host of The Bob Harden Show, airing from 7-8 a.m. weekdays at www.bobharden.com. The show is archived for listeners convenience.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2012 has had an accident, where someone has lost a life. Her callers are slow to share the details, Ms. Cole says. They might say, My son, or My daughter, but they do not say too much. They are grieving. And they want a marker for their loved one. Ms. Cole expresses her condolences, but must verify that the accident took place on a state road. Roadside memorial markers are free to families. The state absorbs the cost the Florida Department of Transportation, specifically but the accident must have occurred on a state road. And the families must fill out a form. She says some callers welcome the paperwork, as they welcome the marker, one more step they can take for their loved one, one more thing they can have in place, one more act of closure. To callers who sound shaken, Ms. Cole says call me back, we can fill out the form together, over the phone. She explains the purpose of the form is to ensure the state spells the name correctly the name that will rest beneath the words, Drive Safely, below the line, In Memory each letter of the name capitalized, followed by the date of the accident. Some families call immediately after their loss, ready to see their marker right away. Others wait to call, maybe two or three years, maybe more. Once the form is complete, Ms. Cole sends a request to the state sign shop. Once the sign is made and shipped, she lets the family know the marker should be in place along on the side of the road within seven to 10 business days. In her first week answering calls for the FDOT Palm Beach Operation Center, someone requested a marker be placed on a road Ms. Cole drives every day. A road on my way home, she says. And a marker close to home made her realize, how close to family that marker might be. Families who choose a memorial marker say they do so in remembrance of their loved one. They see the spot of that persons last breath as hallowed ground, so they bring flowers and mark the site to pay respects, to feel as close as they can be to the one they miss. Psychologists say that because highway deaths are seen as unnatural or unnecessary, families mark the site in an attempt to spare future tragedies, hoping their loss will not have been in vain. Since Floridas memorial marker program started in 1997, nearly 4,000 markers have been placed on state rights-of-ways, according to the FDOT. The markers cost $50 each to make and place. There are 10 in Collier County, 12 in Charlotte, 52 in Lee, 60 in Broward and 251 in Palm Beach County. In addition, Collier County government has adapted the state policy and pays for memorial markers to be installed on county roads. One such marker has been placed in Collier County thus far, on the corner of Pine Ridge Road and Shirley Street. The Collier County Division of Traffic Operations oversees the placement of memorial markers on county roads; these markers look identical to state markers but cost $100 apiece. A worldwide trendAnthropologists cannot pin down the origins of memorializing the site of tragedy, but they cannot deny its rise worldwide. And this proliferation of memorials pushed the state to create the generic marker, one to serve a dual purpose of remembrance to remember loved ones lost and to remember the perils of the road. Evelyn Rivera says she never really paid the markers any mind; she saw them, she knew someone had died there, she drove past them until the day she saw a name. When she realized the markers could be personalized, she thought, I want one. She wanted one for her fianc. Eduardo Monge died on Dec. 13, 2008. He was 25. His marker stands a quarter mile north of the Lee County/Charlotte County line. Mr. Monge was riding home from a poker tournament with his friend. He had been winning; his friend had been drinking. The last text he sent Ms. Rivera said: We should be home in half an hour. Ill see you when I get there. I love you. His body was buried in Costa Rica, where his mother lives and where he was born. To Ms. Rivera, his roadside memorial is something else that represents him, because I dont have a cemetery I can go to and bring him flowers. I dont have that, but I have this little spot right here, to feel like this is as close as I can get to you right now. She does not say him, she says you. Before the marker was in place, she would go to a nearby cemetery on her lunch break, look at the names and dates on the tombstones of others and say inside, to her fianc, I wish I had a place where I could go and cry you out. Reflecting on the meaning of the market, she says, You want to have a place where you can go and pay respects, bring him flowers, just stay there and talk and know that that was the last place where he laid. I know hes not there, but its there, this little marker. And thats fulfilling to me. On Valentines Day she brought him a heart. On Easter Sunday she brought him a bunny. Some people might say its crazy, but it helps.Part of the processPalm Beach Gardens psychotherapist Linda Lipshutz describes grieving as a deeply personal human experience, one individuals must work through at their own pace, in their own way. Roadside memorials can play a part in the healing process, she adds. To many, memorializing the actual site where the loved one was last alive is imbued with a deeply powerful, sacred meaning, Dr. Lipshutz says. Visiting this location can be a source of comfort and connection with the loved one, and a human tribute to the deep feelings one has shared with the deceased. A sense of peace might also lie in the warning that such memorials lend. There can be some comfort to know that another family has been spared a tragedy because of the efforts of those who have suffered a huge loss, she says. Ms. Rivera, however, does not believe her fiancs memorial marker matters to anyone else. People keep on driving drunk, she says, adding that unless someone has lost a loved one to the road, People dont really care. She sees Mr. Monges marker as a sentimental value, and thats why before she had a marker, she had a cross a white cross honoring her loved one as a great husband, father and son. I wrote husband, she says of her fianc.Programs genesisThe appearance, and the abundance, of such homemade crosses gave impetus to the state markers, FDOT Communications Director Dick Kane says by e-mail from Tallahassee. Debbie Tower remembers the emergence of the homemade crosses and calls them the genesis of the statewide memorial marker program. As the FDOT public information officer for the Southwest Florida region, she says she was pleased to see the program begin, a program to remember loved ones lost and provide an important safety reminder, without endangering the safety of someone else. We were very much concerned about folks being out there (erecting crosses) on the side of road on their own, Ms. Tower says, stressing how state workers wear orange vests and are trained to work next to traffic, behind signs advising, Workers Ahead, when they install the markers. Alongside safety issues were issues of utilities, maintenance and construction. Some homemade markers made it cumbersome to mow the grass, and most were placed not knowing what cables or water lines loomed below. Ms. Tower recalls one in particular that was anchored underground in a 10-gallon concrete tub. We strongly discourage folks from going out there on their own, making their own marker, placing their own marker or decorating their marker, she says. But its so sensitive. Think about it. Every single one of us has lost someone we love. A lot of us have lost someone in car accidents. She will not say if she has personally lost a loved one to the road, but speaking on behalf of her department, she says, We understand and we are sensitive. Sensitive as the FDOT may be, state workers do remove homemade markers. But we also make an effort to determine who might have placed them, Ms. Tower says. If we can find that out, we contact the folks and invite them to participate in our state program. Sylvia Grider, Ph.D., a retired professor in folklore and cultural anthropology at Texas A&M University, sees any memorial marker as a private observance. I think they are very profound statements of grief and loss, and they need to be left in place. Of efforts to remove homemade markers, she says, How complicated. Attempts to control what people do, she believes, will not do any good, especially when it comes to tragic loss. She describes roadside memorials as a complex phenomenon, one whose spread to the U.S. cannot be pinpointed, but one whose spread can now be seen worldwide. Dr. Grider says in Greece, families erect roadside shrines when their loved one has not been killed in a car accident, as a symbol of gratitude. These families keep the votive candles lit and the olive oil aplenty, she adds. As far as marking the site of tragedy, Dr. Grider says roadside markers are related to spontaneous shrines, meaning shrines dedicated to the loss of many, such as Columbine, Virginia Tech, Oklahoma City or the World Trade Center. But when it comes to marking the site of an individual loss, an act seen at large with the losses of Princess Diana and John Lennon, for example, she says such acts might stem from the traditions of the Hispanic Southwest. When the Spanish carried caskets from the home to cemetery by foot, wherever they laid the casket down to rest, they would leave a little cross or pile of stones, Dr. Grider explains. Such sentiments have evolved to Floridas standard marker: a 15-inch diameter aluminum sign, with black lettering on a white background, mounted to a 5-foot steel post. All state memorial markers are manufactured in Lake City. Randall Wainwright, manager of the state sign shop in Lake City, says he has performed every duty in the shop, from prepping the metal to silk screening and printing the Drive Safely, In Memory message, to cutting the individual letters of a name out on a flatbed plotter. The names are applied to the signs by MARKERSFrom page 1Jerome Darling hammers in the stake for the marker. COLE
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2012 NEWS A9 transfer tape, somewhat like a sticker. (The FDOT has seven districts, Floridas Turnpike being a separate entity, and some of these districts apply the lettering of names and dates themselves, Mr. Wainwright says, explaining why some markers have a birth and death date, while others show only the date of the accident.) Mr. Wainwright says the markers mean the same to him as they mean to most: It represents somebody. It was somebody. He feels the markers always draw attention You know something happened in that spot but says frankly, the markers mean more to the families than they do to the 10 others who work beside him in the sign shop. We do it constantly, name after name after name, he says. You start recognizing (that) at any time, you could be the next person but not as much when he sees the markers in the shop, he says, as when he sees them on the road.Trying to save othersAnd its this straighten up, stop texting, pay attention undertone of the memorial markers that Dan Goldman, Ph.D., of Peace River Psychology in Port Charlotte sees as their psychological root. Psychologically speaking, when grieving people cannot bring back their loved one(s) who died in car crashes, they not only feel grief over the loss, but they also commonly experience anxiety because they realize they have no control over the situation, Dr. Goldman says. As a result, they may project their energy onto saving others from the same fate as a way to experience some sense of perceived control. And when it comes to controlling the choice of a memorial marker, James Davidson, Ph.D., suspects age comes into play. Dr. Davidson, professor and an anthropologist specializing in mortuary archaeology at the University of Florida, says the death of those in their teens and 20s tends to be a tragic death, like an automobile accident where they die in an abrupt, traumatic way. This is much different than dying in your death bed at 90 years old, he says, adding the youth and suddenness may compel the need to memorialize the tragedy. In the most recent statistics available, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reports that 2,444 people died in a total of 2,261 crashes involving fatalities in 2010. The age group with the highest percentage of drivers killed or injured was 25-34-year-olds. The FDOT cannot comment on the ages of those memorialized through state markers. We do not keep track of that data, Ms. Tower says, explaining the state places the markers as a service, taking the request and producing the sign to forward the message, Drive Safely. But one man who places the markers in the ground says he has placed many for teenagers on their way home from school or work. Jerome Darling, a building maintenance mechanic in Palm Beach County, calls the families of those being memorialized to see if they would like to be present as he places the marker. He tapes the name on the sign, screws the sign on the pole and uses a 2-pound hammer to put the pole in the ground. Whether hes standing in front of relatives or not, he says, The only thing I can do is shake my head because he knows what that marker means. That persons not here now. Mr. Darling has been placing markers on the shoulders of state roads for more than 10 years. As part of his job, he also removes elaborate displays, or as he calls it, People who overdid it. Wreaths, flowers, candles, photographs, stuffed animals, holiday dcor department personnel say they store these items for up to six months or so, to give families a chance to reclaim them. Of the adorned memorials, Mr. Darling says, They look so good, people dont pay attention to their driving. Theyre looking like Oh, what a beautiful bam they run into the back of somebody. So he does not feel bad removing such ornamentation. Im trying to make it safe for me and everybody else. Susan Sullivan does not agree with flowers and teddy bears on roadside memorials. Its a memory, she says of the memorial marker. A teddy bears not going to be there too long. Neither are fake flowers. Theyre just not. Mrs. Sullivan sees the markers as a service the state does for families to remember their loved ones, tastefully. And on I-95 between the Donald Ross and Jupiter exits, she has a marker for her son. Michael Green died on Feb. 10, 1995. He was 23. He was driving home from work. He was three miles away from home. Mrs. Sullivan worried about her son falling asleep as he drove home from the JFK Medical Center in Lantana in the early morning hours. She asked him to crack his window open and to wear his seatbelt, please. On the morning he evidently fell asleep, responders to the scene found him with his window cracked and his seatbelt on. Mrs. Sullivan says she placed a marker for her son because, He walked this Earth and he made a difference in peoples lives, and I think he should be honored in some way of remembrance. She loves when friends or family call and say, I saw Michaels marker, just as she loves seeing someone has left seashells or a golf tee on his grave. It means they remember him, she says. And thats important to me. Mrs. Sullivan had her sons marker placed immediately following his accident, but construction kept his marker off the roadside for four years. On May 14, Mr. Darling placed his marker, again. Mrs. Sullivan says shes ready for the phone calls. No longer, Where is Michaels marker? but I saw Michaels marker. Just that fleeting thought, oh my God it means so much, she says. It means they miss him, it means they remember him. For Mrs. Sullivan, it brings her son here, by just that fleeting thought." KATHY GREY / FLORIDA WEEKLYA 14-year-old girls life is remembered near the Punta Gorda railroad tracks at Taylor Street. Matt Zillmer is memoralized at Airport Road and Taylor Street in Punta Gorda. An unmarked memorial at Taylor Street and Jones Loop Road in Punta Gorda. 888-440-2852 www.lbulighting.com11985 Tamiami Trail N Naples, FL 34110 www.lbulighting.com/specials.aspx FREE WITH A$20 Grocery OrderWynns Reusable Cloth Store BagLimit one per customer, must have coupon at the time of purchase. Good thru 6/7/12$5.99 WITH A$10 Grocery OrderAssorted Styles 9 in. QuicheLimit one per customer, must have coupon at the time of purchase. Good thru 6/7/12 Serving Naples the finest products for over 70 years.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2012 (239) 936-7275www.MariosMeatMarket.com The Finest in Choice Beef, Pork, Veal & Poultry Largest Selection of Italian Specialties Fresh Homemade Mozzerella Made Daily Fresh Baked Bread CATERING FOR ANY OCCASION "Let Our Family Feed Your Family" "The Original Sausage King" Mario'sMeat Market and Deli BBQ PACKAGEALL FOR $4999 FRESH CUT MEATS FRESH CUT MEATS DELI ITALIAN SPECIALTIES $399 STEAK $699 $699 HAM CHEESE $219 $399 MEATBALLS $349 $699 $599 $399 MEAT $699 $599 $499 HEAT & SERVE HEAT & SERVE PLAIN OR BREADED $399 DELI SLICING HEAT & SERVE Totch Brown: A true character and Chokoloskee nativeTough, tenacious, colorful, resourceful, law-breaking and entertaining. All these words perfectly describe the late Loren G. Totch Brown. Its hard to believe, but 16 years ago this month, the Chokoloskee native was laid to rest following yet another heart attack. He was buried in the Smallwood Cemetery on Chokoloskee Island on May 11, 1996, next to his dearly beloved wife and partner Estelle (nee Demere), his Queen of the Everglades. Totch was born in 1920, the fourth of five children born to John and Alice (nee McKinney). He spent most of his youth on Chokoloskee, hunting, fishing and trapping along the Chatham Bend area with his father and brother, Peg, long before the formation of the Everglades National Park (in 1947). The family lived off the land in tarpaper shacks that were inundated with mosquitoes swamp angels, as his grandfather McKinney called them, so thick you could rake em off your brow by the handful! Totch was 13 when he bought his first boat, and during Prohibition he helped his father run shine to help make ends meet. He was 18 and Estelle just 14 when they married. Eleven months later, the first of their five children (three of whom are still living) was born. Totch only left the island twice: once to serve his country during World War II, returning with both a Bronze Star and Purple Heart for his service during the Battle of the Bulge in 1944 with the 87th Infantry; and again to serve, this time 15 months in federal prison, for tax evasion stemming from his former marijuana smuggling days (he refused to rat out his friends). Totch decided to write his book, Totch: A Life in the Everglades, in order to set the record straight. At age 73, with a seventh-grade education and a No. 3 lead pencil, he began telling his story, beginning with the settling in the Ten Thousand Islands back in the 1880s. No subject is off-limits in the book, which was published in 1993. Totchs tales run the gamut from hunting raccoons and alligators, to eating the tasty Chokoloskee Chicken (white ibis, which is protected today) and living on the old homestead of Bloody Edgar Watson of Killing Mister Watson fame. He tells of his infamous pothauling days and his trips back and forth to Colombia, where he actually picked his own crop, and of Operation Everglades on July 7, 1983, which caught the unsuspecting Totch offguard and led to his arrest in 1984.Totch indeed led a most interesting life. Over the years, he made a living as a crabber, a fisherman and a gator poacher. He loved to sing and could write songs. He even snagged a bit part as an extra named One Note in Budd Schulbergs Wind Across the Everglades, filmed on location in 1958 and starring Burl Ives, Gypsy Rose Lee, Peter Falk and Christopher Plummer. He had his share of heartache, too, beginning with the loss of his daughter, Judy, aged 2, when their boat exploded in 1943. Two years later, Totch and Estelles third child, Marie Faye, died from an enlarged heart 10 days after she was born. Totchs book which can still be found in local bookstores and libraries, as well as on Amazon is a must-read for anyone wanting to learn more about this area and how previous generations existed without things like air-conditioning, bug spray, refrigeration, etc. The island itself was pretty well isolated until the causeway was completed in 1956. My personal involvement with Totch began in 1993, when I wrote for the former Everglades Echo weekly newspaper. My very first interview with him took place on his boat, just prior to the publication of his book. He graciously took me out in the famed Ten Thousand Islands and shared his life story with me. I was hooked on Totch and the local people and the area, too. Not only did he pique my interest in this remote region called the Last Frontier, he changed my lifes direction. There is no doubt in my mind that had I not met Totch and been given that grand tour (and many others during the next three years before his passing), I would never have been so interested in learning about our countys early history and the many pioneers who came before us nor would I have ever written my own book about the area. 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. Look for her Undercover Historian column every other week in Florida Weekly. Learn more about Ms. Sullivan-Hartung at www.maureenwrites.com. UNDERCOVER HISTORIAN f c w i t o maureenSULLIVAN-HARTUNGmshwrites@gmail.com Maureen Sullivan-Hartung took this photo of Totch Brown and his dog in the mid-1990s.
Aviator names airport Friend of the YearEdith Scott Scottie Yeager was recently named 2011 Friend of the Year by the Friends of the Naples Municipal Airport in recognition of her ongoing support of the airport. A real estate broker, private pilot and ground instructor, Ms. Yeager has served on the airports Noise Compatibility Committee since December 2010 and was elected chair for 2011-2012. She was also a member of the Naples Airport Authoritys Technical Advisory Committee in the late 1980s and contributed to the authoritys original noise study. She sat on the board from 1991-93 and served a term as vice chair. Past recipients since the awards inception in 2000 include Louis Amato, the Civil Air Patrol Naples Senior Squadron, Scott Cameron, Bob Larson, Sherry Belcher, Peter Manion and Eric West. The airports Noise Compatibility Committee helps monitor the impact of aircraft noise and makes recommendations about noise-mitigation procedures to the board of commissioners of the NAA. The Friends of the Naples Municipal Airport, founded in 1999, increases awareness and interest in the beneficial use of aviation through educational and charitable means relating to safe and efficient operations of Naples Municipal Airport. A certificated air carrier airport, the NMA features flight schools, air charter operators and corporate aviation and nonaviation businesses, fire/rescue services, mosquito control, car rental agencies and the Collier County Sheriffs Aviation Unit. All funds for operations, maintenance and improvements are generated from activities at the airport or from federal and state grants; it receives no property tax dollars. During the 2010-11 fiscal year, the airport accommodated more than 84,000 takeoffs and landings. The Florida Department of Transportation values the airports economic impact to the community at $273 million-plus annually. For more information or to receive e-mail updates about the airport, visit www.flynaples.com. Law Offices ofDavid L. Orosz Free Consultation Accredited VA AttorneyDavid L. Orosz5237 Summerlin Commons Blvd. Ft. Myers Nursing Home & Assisted Living Medicaid & Veterans Benefits NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2012 A11 COURTESY PHOTOScottie Yeager accepts her award from Scott Cameron, president of Friends of the Naples Municipal Airport. Complimentary hors doeuvres and beverages will be served. Us TOO Florida Gulfcoast is a support group for the purpose of sharing information, education, experiences and mutual support before, during and after prostate cancer diagnosis. 1-800-808-7866www.ustoo.org PROSTATE CANCER MEETINGRolando Rivera, M.D.Dr. Rivera is a Board Certi ed Urologist with Specialists in Urology WHEN Thursday, May 31, 2012 | 7:00 P.M. WHERE Shulas Steak House at the Hilton Naples5111 Tamiami Trail North, Naples SPEAKER Rolando Rivera, M.D. TOPIC Ask the Doctor Q&A Please RSVP to: (239) 434-6300
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2012 NEWS A13 A Flag Day sunset cruise for David Lawrence CenterThe David Lawrence Center Young Executives will host a Sunset Cruise for Mental Health from 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday, June 14, aboard the Naples Princess. The Flag Day event is open to anyone with a passion for mental health and helping others. Tickets are $35 and include hors doeuvres, drinks and live entertainment. Patriotic attire is encouraged. Proceeds will benefit the David Lawrence Center scholarship program that provides mental health and substance abuse services to children, adults and families who cannot afford to pay for those services. For reservations or more information, call the David Lawrence Foundation at 3043505 or visit www.DavidLawrenceCenter. org. In addition to helping children with behavioral, emotional and substance abuse challenges, David Lawrence Center provides counseling and rehabilitative services to adults in crisis and individuals with persistent mental illness. Through its eight locations in Collier County the center touches the lives of more than 30,000 people a year. For more information, visit the website above. NONPROFIT NEWS COURTESY PHOTOMembers and guests of the Guild for the Neighborhood Health Clinic attended the first SaveA-Live luncheon to benefit the clinic last month at Naples Yacht Club. The guild presented a check for $7,000 to help purchase equipment and supplies for the clinics outpatient surgical room. Shown here are guild member Jane Scholtz, clinic CEO Nina Gray and guild members Joy Dillon and Lydia Smith. For more information about the guild, call Chris Brick at 250-8416 or e-mail email@example.com. The Neighborhood Health Clinic provides health care to low income, working but uninsured Collier County adults using a volunteer professional staff. For more information, visit www.neighborhoodhealthclinic.org or call Ms. Gray at 260-2090. Make-A-Wish celebrates its supportersVolunteers and community partners from Southwest Florida were honored and thanked recently by the Make-AWish Foundation of Southern Florida at a dinner and awards ceremony. Norm Wedderburn, president and CEO of the organization, thanked guests for their unfailing dedication to making childrens wishes come true. The following awards were presented: Wishmaker of the Year, Bob DesJardin Rising Star of the Year, Carrie Santinelli Ambassador of the Year, Coby Palmer Volunteer of the Year, Sue Lottridge Referral Agent of the Year, the Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida Media Partner of the Year, Naples Illustrated Community Partner of the Year, Shulas Steak House External Event of the Year, Aston Gardens In-Kind Angel Award of the Year, The Naples Princess Advocate of the Year, Chi Omega, FGCU Donor of the Year, Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Magnant, Vein Specialists Wish Granter of the Year, Amy Sedlacek In other news, the Make-A-Wish Foundation received nearly $7,000 as beneficiary of the Italian Open Golf Tournament held recently at Shadow Wood Country Club. More than 120 golfers took part in the competition and also enjoyed an awards dinner and live auction. With the average cost of a wish being $5,000, this event donated enough to grant one deserving childs wish, Lesley Colantonio, special events coordinator, said when she accepted a check for $6,900 from tournament coordinators Angelo Daberio and Ron Repice. Over the past 28 years, the Make-AWish Foundation of Southern Florida has granted more than 8,000 wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions. For information about making a donation, volunteering or becoming a wish sponsor, call 992-9474 or visit www.sfla.wish.org. Emcee Amy Sedlacek interviews wish recipient Gavin Lawrey.
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On-Campus Housing Opens This Fall! The rst on-campus residence hall is coming to the Edison State College Fort Myers campus. LightHouse Commons blends student-centered amenities and meal plans with the safety and convenience of on-campus living. Space is lling up fast for the 2012 fall semester! FORT MYERSwww.housing.edison.edu 239-985-8361 or 800-749-2322Live at Edison State!$600PER MONTHutilities included! as LOW asPayments availableDont Wait, RESERVEYOURROOM TODAYOPENHOUSEJOIN US FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 11 a.m. p.m. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA16 WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2012 Least-competent criminals Eric King, 21, was leaving a store in Eagan, Minn., in February when a police officer in the parking lot noticed his pronounced waddle. Mr. King was arrested when the officer found a shoplifted 19-inch television set down his pants. In March, a 34-year-old Lithuanianborn man led police in Wiltshire, England, in a nighttime foot chase after he had aroused their suspicion. Thermal imaging equipment was used from a helicopter to spot the man in the darkness. He was arrested hiding facedown in a manure pit. Kyle Voss, 24, was charged with four burglaries in Great Falls, Mont., in April after coming upon a private residence containing buckets of coins. According to police, Mr. Voss first took the quarters and half-dollars ($3,000), then days later he returned for $700 in dimes and nickels. By the third break-in, the resident had installed surveillance video, and Mr. Voss was caught as he came back for a bucket of pennies. Real life Weekend at Bernies Thomas Parkin inherited real estate from his elderly mother before she died, but quickly lost it in a risky business venture. To get the deed back, according to New York City prosecutors, he concocted a scheme to pretend that Mom was still alive (it would actually be Thomas in a dress) and still owned the land (and thus that the current deed holder was a fraud). Lawyers arranged a meeting with Mother (conducted in a darkened room because of Moms recent cataract surgery), at which she mostly remained silent. Mr. Parkin improbably stayed in character, according to a trial dispatch on the Daily Beast, and jurors apparently kept straight faces as Mr. Parkin testified that recent communications between him and his mother were mostly onesided. In May, Mr. Parkin was convicted on 11 counts. In sickness and in healthAll U.S. states have forms of no-fault divorce, but not England, which requires that couples prove adultery or abandonment or unreasonable behavior, which leads to sometimes-epic weirdness, according to an April New York Times dispatch from London. For instance, one womans petition blamed her husbands insistence that she speak and dress only in Klingon. Other examples of unreasonable behavior (gathered by the Times of London): a husband objecting to the malicious preparation of his most hated dish (tuna casserole), a spouses non-communication for the last 15 years (except by leaving Post-it Notes), a spouses too-rapid TV channel-changing, a husbands distorting the fit of his wifes best outfits by frequently wearing them, and ones insistence that a pet tarantula reside in a glass case beside the marital bed. Compelling explanations Madison County, Ind., council member David McCartney admitted to the Herald Bulletin newspaper in March that he had exchanged sexually explicit e-mails with a female official in another county but would not resign. In fact, he said, he had engaged in the exchanges not for hanky-panky but in order to expose corruption. He has not elaborated. Chris Windham, 27, was charged with improperly photographing a 57-year-old man in a mens room in Trinity, Texas, in March after Mr. Windham, using a stall, allegedly snapped a cellphone photo of the man standing at the adjacent urinal. Mr. Windham explained that typically he braces himself with one hand on the floor while he wipes himself, and this time the hand on the floor was holding his cellphone. Maureen Raymond, 49, said her roadside DUI test administered in January was unfair. According to records cited by Scripps Media, she told a deputy in Port St. Lucie, Fla., that she couldnt walk a straight line with her big boobies, which she said makes balancing difficult. The deputy reported that Ms. Raymond helpfully offered to show him the evidence but that he stopped her. Things people believeShe is not the typical gullible victim. Ms. Priti Mahalanobis is a collegeeducated mother of two who ran a franchised restaurant in Avalon Park, Fla., near Orlando, but when her health, her brothers marriage and her business experienced problems, she bought a $20 psychic reading from Mrs. Starr (also known as Peaches Stevens). The Orlando Sentinel reported in January that, over the next seven months, Ms. Mahalanobis lost about $135,000 in cash, jewelry and gift cards to Mrs. Starr. Astonishingly, neither Ms. Mahalanobis health nor her restaurant business noticeably improved. Among the remedies that Ms. Mahalanobis accepted: buying seven tabernacles ($19,000 each) to vanquish (her familys) negativity and putting $100 bills and a piece of paper with her relatives names written on it under her mattress along with a grapefruit (which, as everyone knows, attracts and then isolates the evil). Recurring themesIn April, a woman in Switzerland identified as Anna Gut, in her early 50s, starved to death after trying to prove that she could survive by consuming only sunlight, just as had happened to several others before her. An earlier practitioner, Australian Ellen Greve, died in 1999 at age 54 following a short career promoting breatharianism, subtitled in her books and public lectures, Liberation from the drudgery of food and drink. NEWS OF THE WEIRDBY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE South corner of 951 and Immokalee Road Call 455-5496 to make an appointment.Built-out offices also available. Doctors NeededDermatologist | Podiatrist | Ophthalmologist | Chiropractor, Etc.Pebblebrooke Center15205-15215 Collier Blvd., Naples, FL(239) 455-5496South of the corner of SR951 and Immokalee Road. Next to Publix.
For years, Tina Iten suered through the eects of endometriosis and uterine broids. The 44-yearold mother of three lived with daily pain. Her surgeon, Dr. Kevin Fleishman, thought Tina was a perfect candidate for robotic surgery. Within ve days of the procedure, Tina was back at work, and living without pain. To read more of Tinas story, please visit www.LeeMemorial.org/caringCaring people, caring for people.www.LeeMemorial.org Dr. Kevin Fleishman Obstetrician/Gynecologist Tina Iten Robotic Surgery Patient da Vinci SurgerySmaller Incisions, Faster Recovery general surgeries
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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 Missionar y Alliance Foundation 2012 Shell Point. All rights reserved. SLS-2138-12 (239) 466-1131 www.shellpoint.org 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!June2012The 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: Reciprocal privileges 21 days advance tee times (online) Reduced cart fees 10% off merchandise (soft goods) Charge accounts For information call(239) 433-9790. Play for less all summer longSummer Golf Memberships Available May 15 to Oct.15 June 4to7Junior Golf Camp from 9:00am to 12:30pm. For golfers age 7 to 15 years old. Directed by Assistant PGA Professional John Alfuth, Teaching Professional Steve Pereira, and supervised by PGA Golf Professional, Michael Raber. The program will review all aspects of the game. The cost is $100 for camp. We prefer that participants have their own golf clubs and pull cart. Call (239) 433-9790 to reserve your place.June 5,13,19&27Discover Shell Point Tour & Presentation at 10:00am. 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 1-800-780-1131 for reservations.The Springs Assisted Living Grand Opening Join us for a free tour of Shell Points new month-to-month private pay assisted living facility, The Springs. This opportunity gives you the flexibility to experience Shell Points assisted living services on your terms. Whether you are looking for a short term stay or a place to truly call home, we have the perfect option for you. To schedule a tour or to request a brochure, call 239-454-2077 today!June 12,19,26The History of the United States through 1815from 10:00am to 11:30am. Professor Adrian Kerr is back with us to take a comprehensive look at the span of American history through 1815. It starts with the original people who settled in North America and takes us through the end of the War of 1812. Tickets are $10. Call (239) 489-8472 to reserve your place. June 12Session 1, The Colonization from 10:00am to 11:30am.June 19 Session 2, The Road to Independence from 10:00am to 11:30am.June 26 Session 3, How The New Nation Emerged from 10:00am to 11:30am.June 15 3 Divas & The Dons at 7:30pm. One of Sarasota's most popular ensembles, the group is comprised of vocalists and instrumentalists. Their eclectic repertoire covers a broad spectrum of compositions ranging from opera to Broadway, folk, patriotic, and the American songbook. Tickets are $15. To purchase tickets visit www.shellpoint.org/concerts or call (239) 454-2067. Your Tickets will be available before the show at Will Call in the auditorium lobby. FREE! FREE! WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2012 A19 Sweetbay will match PB&J donationsSweetbay Supermarkets throughout Collier and Lee counties, with help from the education foundations in each county, are collecting peanut butter and jelly and matching the donations for the Harry Chapin Food Bank from June 1-10. The food bank serves summer childrens programs, social service organizations and homeless shelters. In Collier County, 62 percent of public school students receive free and reduced lunch during the school year; however, there is no way of knowing whether all of those students get the assistance they need from June through August. In Lee County, more than 50,000 students receive either free or reduced lunch during the school year. Far too often, the only food those kids eat is what they get at school. Peanut b utter and jelly is a staple for kids, Joyce Jacobs, associate director of the food bank, says. Were thrilled to partner with Sweetbay on this important campaign to make sure no child goes hungry this summer. To contribute, stop by one of the Sweetbay Supermarket locations in Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero, Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres or North Fort Myers, and add a jar or two of peanut butt er and jelly to the collection boxes in the front of the stores. The Harry Chapin Food Bank solicits, collects and stores food for distribution to families in need through a network of nonprofit agencies in Collier, Lee, Hendry, Charlotte and Glades counties. The agency provides more than 1 million pounds of food to 30,000 people monthly. For every dollar donated, about $6 in food value goes back to the community. In the past calendar year, The Harry Chapin Food Bank distributed more than 13.7 million pounds of food and other grocery items valued at more than $22.5 million the equivalent of approximately 11 million meals to people in need. For more information or to contribute financially to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, call 334-7007 or visit www.harrychapinfoodbank.org.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA20 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2012 omas Quigley, M.D.Board Certi ed Eye Physician & SurgeonNaples Bonita Springs www.doctorquigley.comFREEEYE EXAMFOR NEW PATIENTS Board members lead the way to recognitionThanks to our team of caregivers, we have earned significant recognition from independent rating organizations in recent years. Latest to arrive is from Beckers Hospital Review, which selected NCH as one of its 100 Great Hospitals for having demonstrated greatness through clinical accolades, innovation in care delivery, recent capital developments. One reason we have been able to attain the recognition and respect we have is the leadership and inspiration we receive from our 22-member board of trustees. Each spring, the board selects new members and officers and bids adieu to retiring contributors. This years new board members are, in alphabetical order: Michelle Barrett, the boards nonnurse employee colleague Ms. Barrett has been a respiratory therapist for more than 20 years at NCH and was one of the early clinical colleagues at North Naples in the NICU and pediatrics area. Elizabeth Foster, R.N., the boards nurse colleague A five-year NCH employee, Ms. Foster is the night charge of 3 South and has been the clinical ladder champion since its inception. Dr. Ken Plunkitt An electrophysiologist on staff since 2001, Dr. Plunkitt is past chairman of credentials and a member of the graduate medical education committee and the professional capabilities committee, among others. Greg Russo The retired vice chairman of KPMG, Mr. Russo has served clients including General Electric, Emerson Electric, Aetna and Pepsi. He also serves on the boards of John Hancock Mutual Funds and Moorings Park. New officers on our board of trustees are: Mariann MacDonald, board chair; Tom Gazdic, first vice chair and treasurer; Kay Gow, second vice chair; and Dr. John Lewis, secretary. Joe Perkovich, chairman for the past two years, retired after 13 years of service to NCH. A resolution was passed citing Mr. Perkovich for sharing his wisdom, guidance and dedication as a valued leader. Francis Rooney was also recognized for his service as past second vice chair, as were Joann Jenner and Greg Wilkerson, R.N., the past board non-nurse and nurse colleagues. Earning national recognition, such as that cited by Beckers Hospital Review, depends largely on a committed board with one vision, working collaboratively with a team dedicated caregivers to make a true difference in the health of the communities we serve. Dr. Allen Weiss is the president and CEO of Physicians Regional Healthcare System. Drink coffee, live longer maybe SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYOlder adults who drank coffee caffeinated or decaffeinated had a lower risk of death overall than others who did not drink coffee, according a study by researchers from the National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, and AARP. Coffee drinkers were less likely to die from heart disease, respiratory disease, stroke, injuries and accidents, diabetes, and infections, although the association was not seen for cancer. These results from a large study of older adults were observed after adjustment for the effects of other risk factors on mortality, such as smoking and alcohol consumption. Researchers caution, however, that they cant be sure whether these associations mean that drinking coffee actually makes people live longer. The results of the study were published in the May 17, 2012 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine. Neal Freedman, Ph.D., Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, NCI, and his colleagues examined the association between coffee drinking and risk of death in 400,000 U.S. men and women ages 50 to 71 who participated in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study. Information about coffee intake was collected once by questionnaire at study entry in 1995-1996. The participants were followed until the date they died or Dec. 31, 2008, whichever came first. The researchers found that the association between coffee and reduction in risk of death increased with the amount of coffee consumed. Relative to men and women who did not drink coffee, those who consumed three or more cups of coffee per day had approximately a 10 percent lower risk of death. Coffee drinking was not associated with cancer mortality among women, but there was a slight and only marginally statistically significant association of heavier coffee intake with increased risk of cancer death among men. Coffee is one of the most widely consumed beverages in America, but the association between coffee consumption and risk of death has been unclear. We found coffee consumption to be associated with lower risk of death overall, and of death from a number of different causes, said Dr. Freedman. Although we cannot infer a causal relationship between coffee drinking and lower risk of death, we believe these results do provide some reassurance that coffee drinking does not adversely affect health.The investigators caution that coffee intake was assessed by self-report at a single time point and therefore might not reflect long-term patterns of intake. Also, information was not available on how the coffee was prepared (espresso, boiled, filtered, etc.); the researchers consider it possible that preparation methods may affect the levels of any protective components in coffee.The mechanism by which coffee protects against risk of death if indeed the finding reflects a causal relationship is not clear, because coffee contains more than 1,000 compounds that might potentially affect health, said Dr. Freedman. The most studied compound is caffeine, although our findings were similar in those who reported the majority of their coffee intake to be caffeinated or decaffeinated. The National Cancer Institute leads the National Cancer Program and the NIH effort to dramatically reduce the burden of cancer and improve the lives of cancer patients and their families, through research into prevention and cancer biology, the development of new interventions, and the training and mentoring of new researchers. For more information about cancer, visit the NCI Web site at www.cancer. gov or call NCIs Cancer Information Service at 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-4226237). HEALTHY LIVING allenWEISSallen.firstname.lastname@example.org
e Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida is Growing.We are responding to the increased need for childrens health care services in our community by building a new Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. This lifesaving facility will house 136 beds and provide new and expanded specialty pediatric health care services to children from Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades Counties. We need your help in ensuring that all children who call Southwest Florida home will have access to the world-class medical care and lifesaving treatment programs they so need and deserve.For more information on how you can help save a childs life, please call 239-343-6950, or visit www.ChildrensHospitalGoal.org NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2012 A21 Sensational Smiles www.smilesbyrembos.com 2011 Voted Best Dentist Fifth Ave Mag Voted Best Dentist Sanibel/CaptivaALAN N. REMBOS, D.D.S., P.A.Northwestern University Graduate Implant Dentistry Fellowship Certification ICOI Gl&CD Comprehensive Dental Care in a Comfortable Environment! all treatment Kids challenged to run, bike swim in event to benefit Youth HavenThe Naples Area Triathletes sixth annual Junior Fitness Challenge takes place Saturday morning, June 9, at North Collier Regional Park. Youth Haven is this years beneficiary. Participants grouped by ages 7-10 and 11-13 will set out at 8 and 8:30 a.m., respectively, to run, bike and swim the triathlon course. The younger group will run 0.4 of a mile, bike 1.5 miles and swim 100 yards in the Lazy River at Sun n Fun Lagoon; their older friends will cover in the same sports, running 0.8 of a mile, pedaling 3 miles and swimming 200 yards. All participants must be accompanied by an adult. Participants and spectators will be able to pick up discounts to the Sun n Fun Lagoon, free treats from Planet Smoothie and information from various health and fitness organization. Representatives from Bikes For Tykes will conduct bicycle maintenance check, and all race finishers will receive event bracelets and T-shirts. Entry fee is $15 per child. (Special arrangements can be made to cover the registration fee, and loaner bicycles are available.) Registration must be completed by noon on Friday, June 8. Stop by Naples On The Run at 2116 Tamiami Trail N., call 252-4000 or visit www.juniorfitnesschallenge.com.About Youth HavenYouth Haven is a residential emergency shelter for boys and girls ages 6-14 who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or abandonment. The agency also provides many home and community-based parenting education, child and substance abuse prevention programs, financial crisis support and emotional and psychological counseling. For more information, call 774-2904 or visit www.youthhaven.net. 5K heart walk/run steps out July 7The annual Roger RC Campagnolo 5K Heart Walk/Run sets out at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 7, at North Collier Regional Park as a benefit for the American Heart Association and the Roger Campagnolo Memorial Fund. Registration by July 6 is $25 for adults, $15 for ages under 18. Race day registration is $30. Sign up at www.rcheartwalkandrun. com.For information about sponsorships, call Symantha Campagnolo at 823-6574 or e-mail email@example.com. Physicians Regional to showcase brain diagnostic system equipmentPhysicians Regional Healthcare System hosts an open house to showcase its new Artis zee biplane system for diagnosis and treatments of brain attacks and neurovascular brain conditions from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, at Physicians Regional Pine Ridge. Visitors will be able to see the hospitals entire surgical suite. During neurovascular procedures, the Artis zee imaging system provides Dr. Eric Eskioglu, neurosurgeon and medical director of the Neurovascular and Stroke Institute at PRHS, and Dr. Brian Mason, neuroendovascular surgeon and medical director of NeuroEndovascular Surgery and Interventional NeuroRadiology at PRHS, with detailed three-dimensional views of the brain. The system can help lead to more accurate, speedy and efficient diagnosis and treatment for aneurysms and other lifethreatening brain vascular diseases. The hospital is at 6101 Pine Ridge Road. To RSVP for the open house, call 348-4810. For more information about the Neurovascular and Stroke Institute, visit www.physiciansregional.com/medicalservices/neurovascular-stroke-institute.
Coleman Eye Care239-597-2792 www.colemaneyecare.com 10661 Airport Pulling Rd., Suite 12, Naples 34119Why trust your eyes, your eyelids, and your vision to anyone else?Wednesday, June 13th 9am-12pm Botox $10/unit Austin Wm. Coleman, D.O.Dr. Coleman is trained in: Complete Eye Care Surgery of the Eye & Eyelids Emery & Mary Cathy SmithMost Recommended Realtors In Naples... Delivering Real Estate Success On A Daily Basis... Emery & Mary CathySmithPrudential Florida Realty 621 Fih Avenue South Naples, FL 34102239.247.3795 firstname.lastname@example.org www.smithgroupnaples.comRecognized... Respected... Recommended... A new Womens Traveling Club is taking off for those who want to learn about world destinations and tips for traveling and make new friends with similar interests. The first monthly meeting will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, at Brio restaurant in Waterside Shops. Sign up by calling Tracy Ball at MAD Travel, 961-3248, or by e-mailing email@example.com. The Ohio State Alumni Club of Naples holds its monthly happy hour social for alumni, family, friends and fans from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at Randys Fish Market, 10395 Tamiami Trail N. RSVP by calling 248-7408 or e-mailing at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Southwest Florida Federated Republican Women invites registered Republicans interested in making a difference to join like-minded women for a lunch meeting on the first Wednesday of each month. The next meeting begins with social hours at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 6, in the clubhouse at Arbor Trace. Cost is $18. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Anne Brown at 2549979. The Inbetweeners, a social group for singles ages 40-65, welcomes newcomers and regulars at gatherings every Wednesday. On June 6 and 13, the group will meet from 5-7 p.m. at Roys restaurant at Bayfront. On June 20 and 27, Tavern on the Bay, also at Bayfront, will host the group from 5-7 p.m. For more information, visit www. meetup.com/inbetweeners or e-mail email@example.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 Butterflies Naples on Facebook. The Naples chapter of Zonta International meets on the first Tuesday of every month for a lunch and a program. The next meeting will begin at noon Tuesday, June 5, at Brio in Waterside Shops. Cost is $17 and reservations are required. For more information or to reserve, call 777-2301, e-mail info@zonta-naples. org or visit www.zonta-naples.org. The Naples Newcomers Club welcomes women who have been permanent residents of Naples for no more than five years and who want to meet others who are new to the area. The club meets for lunch at 11:30 a.m. on the second Thursday of every month at country clubs throughout the area. In addition, groups within the club plan outings and dates to share varied interests, such as mah-jongg and duplicate bridge, gourmet cooking and discussions about philosophy. Prospective members are invited to coffee at 10 a.m. on the first Thursday of each month. For meeting locations and more information, call 298-4083 or visit www.naplesnewcomers.com. The Bonita Springs Newcomers Club welcomes women who have lived in Bonita for less than three years. Luncheons are held at area country clubs CLUB NOTES We invite you to explore endless possibilities... with a Naples Grande Golf Club Membership. For more information please contact MARC FREIBURG PREMIER CLUB 7540 Golden Gate Parkway | Naples, FL 34105 | 239.659.3714Championship golf at Naples Grande Golf Club, an 18-hole, Rees Jones designed course spa therapy at the world renowned Golden Door Spa (located at Waldorf Astoria Naples) Professional instruction and play by Peter Burwash International pros at the Waldorf Astoria NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2012
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!!! CAREGIVER EDUCATION SERIES For reservations contact Sandy Spindler at (239) 430-3535 at least four days prior to the events you wish to attend.If you are a familial or professional caregiver, come to Homewood Residence Naples in June for our informative series geared toward you.Complimentary admission and refreshments for all events.Hosted by Homewood Residence NaplesPresented by Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the Alzheimers AssociationJoin us each Tuesday in June for a Caregiver Education Series presented by the Alzheimers Association. Featured speaker Catherine Cruikshank, Ph.D., Director of Education for the Alzheimers Association will be on hand with all the details.The Basics of Alzheimers Disease and Related DementiasCommunication Issues Associated with Alzheimers Disease and Related DementiasBehavioral Issues Associated with Alzheimers Disease and Related DementiasCaregiver Guilt and Stress: Managing Your Behavior, Not Theirs. Your story continues herewww.brookdaleliving.com 770 Goodlette Road North Naples, Florida 34102Assisted Living Facility # AL9584 BERNADETTE LA PAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLYThe Southwest Florida chapter of the Kiwi Club, an organization of present and former flight attendants of American Airlines, TWA and other airlines acquired by or merged with American Airlines, held its last meeting before summer break on May 26. The local chapter supports Pace Center for Girls-Collier at Immokalee and the Collier County Hunger & Homeless Coalition. New members are always welcome. For information, call Jeanne Preston-Horvath at 596-0260 or e-mail Jeanne.firstname.lastname@example.org. Shown here are members Donna Montgomery, Judi Franz and Eileen Martino. See more photos on page C23. CLUB NOTES Our patients speak out about their Cataract Surgery Experience... With the most cataract surgery experience in S.W. Florida, come to the experts at Eye Centers of Florida.Exceptional professionalism throughout my care. Very pleased with service and results. Derek of Naples Outstanding...very pleased. I will recommend Dr. Brown and staff to all. Kenneth of Bonita SpringsNaples North Naples Bonita Springs www.ecof.comTHE PATIENT AND ANY OTHER PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT HAS A RIGHT TO REFUSE TO PAY, CANCEL PAYMENT, OR BE REIMBURSED FOR PAYMENT FOR ANY OTHER SERVICE, EXAMINATION, OR TREATMENT THAT IS PERFORMED AS A RESULT OF AND WITHIN 72 HOURS OF RESPONDING TO THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE FREE, DISCOUNTED FEE, OR REDUCED FEE SERVICE, EXAMINATION, OR TREATMENT. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2012 A23 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 email@example.com or visit www. bonitaspringsnewcomersclub.com. Naples Ship Modelers is an informal group dedicated to the hobby of building wooden ship models. Members share their knowledge and techniques 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. N26 20.315 W 081 49.677 ALL BOATERS WELCOME ABOARD! Bonita BayMARINA DIRECT GULF ACCESS FULL SERVICE MARINA Boat storage & slip rentals from $264/month Dry storage for up to 32 & wet slips with lifts Non-ethanol fuel & ships store Boat launch & detail services Seasonal Waterfront Dining at Backwater JacksOPEN DAILYCall 239-495-3222 or visit BonitaBayMarina.net EMERGENCY HURRICANE HAUL OUT $75. Call for details.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA24 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2012 1 2 3 6 10 13 11 14 12 15 7 8 9 4 5 1. Chaplain Bob Hoffman leads the Collier County Color Guard 2. Brothers Danny, Michael and Greg Cook donated their catering services in memory of their father, a veteran who recently died. 3. Earl and Thelma Hodges 4. Elizabeth Parker and her grandmother, Mimi Reid Hardman 5. Jayme and Bob Gibbs 6. Libby Zimm and Ray Humphrey 7. Paralympian and Wounded Warrior veteran Scott Winkler and Sgt. Robert McDonald (Ret.) 8. Cpl. Bobby Joseph, USMC, with Harold Weeks and Chaplain Bob Hoffman 9. Chaplain J. Hamby Barton, U.S. Navy (Ret.) 10. Jack Fulmar with Lilli and Ted Burtis 11. Jeffery Wait and Matthew Brabyn 12. Joni and Capt. Jim Albert 13. JROTC Cadets Jorge Arocha and Brianna Benitez 14. Rachel and Dan Wilbur 15. Rob Withey and Ted Soliday Hundreds of military veterans, along with family, friends and members of the community from all walks of life, gathered for a Memorial Day service and celebration organized by the Collier County Veterans Council and hosted at Hodges Funeral Home at Naples Memorial Gardens. Among the guests of honor was Scott Winkler, a paralympic athlete and subject of the documentary film Wounded Warrior. BERNADETTE LA PAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLY MEMORIAL DAYA community salute to Americas veteransWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com.
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Having a hard time finding a rental that will permit your pet? Youre not alone. Apartments.com reports that 35 percent of renters with pets say its very difficult to find an apartment that allows pets. Of renters who dont have pets but wish they did, 33 percent blame their lack of a pet on their buildings no-animal policy. Dogs can become afraid just as we do, but they express fear in different ways. A fearful dog may cower, hide, drool or tremble. Wide pupils are another sign of a dog in fear. The cause of such behavior may be genetic, it may be because of improper socialization as a puppy, or it may be in response to a frightening episode in an animals life. Since fearful dogs are not happy and may in fact bite, its important to get a referral to a veterinarian skilled in working with behavior problems. The combination of proper medication and behavior modification can make a scared dogs life a happy one. The Companion Animal Parasite Council warns that the mild winter in many parts of the country means high populations of mosqui-toes, which in turn means a greater risk of heartworms in dogs and cats. The concern this year is that in areas such as the Midwest, the bitter cold has traditionally allowed many pet owners to skip heartworm prevention for much of the year as a cost savings. The lack of mosquitoes for much of the year makes that a calculated risk, at best, in normal-weather years, but not this one. Parasite experts warn of early emergence of mosquitoes, many of which transmit heartworms when they bite. Those who took their pets off heartworm preventive medication should talk to their veterinarians about testing for the presence of the parasite this spring, and some may be shocked to find their pets testing positive for heartworms. However, the CPAC says most cats and half of all dogs are not protected against the potentially deadly parasite. For regional risk assessment, visit www.petsandparasites. org. Parrots are able to control their irises, shrinking and enlarging their pupils rapidly in a display thats called flashing or pinning. You have to read the whole bird to put the message in its proper context. Birds may flash their eyes when theyre excited or when theyre angry. Flashing accompanied by aggressive posturing, such as tail-fanning, signifies a bird whos bound to escalate his warnings and maybe even bite if not left alone. PET TALES When parrots change the size of their irises rapidly, they may be ready to bite. The Siamese is perhaps the most recognizable of cat breeds but most cat lovers prefer mixes. To adopt or foster a petThis weeks adoptable pets are from Brookes Legacy Animal Rescue an all-volunteer, foster home rescue organization. For more information, call 434-7480, e-mail Admin@ BrookesLegacyAnimalRescue.org or visit www BrookesLegacyAnimalRescue.com.>>Boozer is a neutered, 2-yearold Chihuahua mix. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2012 NEWS A27 MUSINGSPassim Rx email@example.com Sont des mots qui vont tres bien ensemble. Paul McCartney I sat next to her, and she said to me What is the answer? I was silent. In that case, she said, what is the question? re: Gertrude Stein, in Alice B. Toklas autobiography Stories are a bridge between numbers and knowing. Kristian Hammond A lion holds you in his arms. Fingers rake the fretbridge for music. Dance when youre broken open. Dance if youve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when youre perfectly free. Rumi There was a little sound, a sort of quivering in the air that went shhhh very very very quietly: a tiny rosebud on a little broken stem that dropped onto the counter. Muriel Barbery, The Elegance of the Hedgehog En una noche oscura... sali sin ser notada.... oh dichosa ventura! Juan de la Cruz Thus have I heard: There are four ways of answering questions. Which four? I. yes or no response ration utter simple all just the leaves in hand small handy no hedge hogging edges logging no round-a-bout or ruffles no journey journaling yes this or that yes round or flat no hear and sat no just sayin conflate conflatin aye there and dat-ummmm II. analysis impression precious imp equation equator equaking : yahoo who me? you who! which terms are which and what define it refine it sublime it con-find it messing the message massaged in two in tow into-it say what: not just come and justify go but shinin refinin saying re-sane re-zone come home to where on the range on the chart/off the art III. counter question what is the event horizon? and how do we beg the question: showing you mine and you showing yours: will it be like that? could it be letting? or sub-letting? or forgetting? perhaps the haps of bloodletting? mingling co-mingling? commentary tingling? wrangling of a ringling? or maybe just a sense of far away roaming enhance? ask and you shall what? does receiving be merely refinding? IV. putting the question aside say the sayin whateer the say in be given thee to me or I and thou neither either you ornerydinary me there be no grasping, clasping colapsing no construe in in the brew in only one bowing flying between fingers like aether used to do in the wild whiled where mortal pinions divulge deluge deliver taste animadvert annotate be mere ye/me joyous play 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. Shopthe SunshineAceOutdoorSale nowthroughJune17 totakeadvantageof greatdealsthroughout thestore. VisitoneofSunshineAcessixlocationsinLeeand Colliercountiesorfindusonlineat www.SunshineAce.com.SunshineAceHardware!Downtown Naples Go lde n Ga te Bo nit a S prings S an C arl os Mar co Is land Ea stN apleswww.SunshineAce.com Finduson 9Grill Brush8005639 Expires6/17/2012. Limit4.Craftsman 8Drawer Tool Storage Combo $149.99Plastichandle, metalscraper, brassbristles. $.99ENJOYSUMMER SAVINGS FROM 2297265, 2297307 Expires6/30/12
House HuntingDont overlook Royal Harbor when looking for waterfront property in Naples. B7 Chamber dinnerGreater Naples Chamber of Commerce holds its annual dinner, and more business events. B6 INSIDE Local inventionCabidor storage solution gains national attention. B2 BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE LOCAL BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE INDUSTRIES BSECTIONWEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2012 FAIR WINDSFOR TWO YEARS, CHUCK CALKINS SAT WITH a yard full of boats. Nobody was calling up Fort Myers Marine and nobody was walking in the door, not even just to look. Now the owner says customers are starting to bite. And hes running out back washing boats himself, trying to get away from the phone. Numbers from the National Marine Manufacturers Association confirm this swell in boating business 2011 reports show retail sales for recreational boats, accessories and marine services jumpedSEE BOATS, B4 BY ATHENA PONUSHISaponushis@ oridaweekly.com ... for the boating business. Its nothing like it used to be, but its better. c c ce ce ce c ce ce s s s s ju ju ju ju ju ju ju ju j j mp mp mp mp p mp mp mp m mp mp ed ed ed ed ed ed ed ed ed ed SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE E E E E E E E E E E E B B B B B B B B OA OA OA OA OA OA OA OA OA OA OA TS TS TS TS TS TS TS TS TS TS TS TS , , , , B4 B4 B4 B4 B4 B4 B4 B4 B4 B4 4 Chuck Calkins, owner of Fort Myers Marine, smiles because boat sales are up. naplesestateproperties.com239.262.0022 Exclusive Affiliate EMILY K. BUA | Estate AgentTADE BUA-BELL | Broker AssociateROSEANN CIOCE | Broker AssociateMICHAEL K. DAHOOD | Estate AgentTREY WILSON | Estate Agent296 14th Avenue SouthHistoric Third Street District Naples, Florida 34102 Le Jardin at Park Shore $2.825 MillionBua/Bua-Bell 866.884.8196Web # N210026657 Barefoot Beach $2.999 Million Bua/Bua-Bell 866.884.8196Web # N211508388The Only Real Estate Company In Naples Exclusively Representing Properties Over One Million Dollars Capistrano at Grey Oaks Bua/Bua-Bell 866.884.8196 $3,999 Million Web # N211508627 Estates at Grey Oaks Trey Wilson 866.884.6597 $1,300 Million Web # N211514264
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2012 In a matter of just a few days as a publicly traded company, Facebook has become an example of several ways Wall Street can royally mess up. There is not just one major problem with the recent Facebook fiasco. There are many major issues and they are ugly. Some relate specifically to Facebooks recent Initial Public Offering. Some relate to avoidance of capital gains taxes by a large Facebook shareholder who wants to conveniently... but legally give up his U.S. citizenship to avoid paying taxes. Each one of Facebooks missteps is worthy of its own column and, together, they could form a text book for a college course on IPO not-to-dos. Facebook went public on Friday, May 18, and it was a dud that turned disaster. The offering was the largest IPO ever and, within days, the price had dropped some 10 percent. Morgan Stanley was lead underwriter, meaning that it played a critical role in the size of the issue offered, price offered, as well as dissemination of information to the public about the value of the offering. The press widely reported: the offering was too large and at too high a price ($38 a share). Analysts price targets cover a broad range and there is one industry analyst suggesting that, at an earnings growth rate of 11 percent and if priced at the industrys average P/E, the stock is worth only $9.59. (Ouch!) The financial press also aired the widely held belief that Facebook really should have been named a secondary offering and not an IPO. Secondary offerings are typically handled differently. Per Barry Ritholtz, a well known market commentator speaking on Bloomberg Surveillance with Tom Keene, There was a group of retail brokers about a year ago that have been using secondary markets to buy up what little Facebook, and even Twitter, shares they could from employees, repacking them and offering them to retail investors The IPO is now the secondary; they are now allowing the IPO purchasers and early investors to cash out. These pre IPO sales of stock (e.g. resales by Facebook employees through private market exchanges) often benefit an elite class of investors and not the general public. By the time it was being offered to the rest of the investing world, there was nothing initial about this IPO and the thousands of pre IPO owners were looking at the IPO as opportunity to unload their stock. IPOs are supposed to be opportunities for those thousands to buy the stock. Beyond the hype, beyond the mispricing (as it did plummet soon after opening), there is talk of misconduct; accusations that retail investors did not get the same information about analysts earnings downgrades as institutional investors received. In fact, both the lead underwriters consumer Internet analyst and several other analysts at participating underwriting firms revised their earnings estimates downward in the days before the company went public. Those who got the information and processed it might have walked from taking any allocation of stock and some might have figured the stock to be a short at its IPO price. Bottom line, the accusation is that Morgan Stanley did not provide a fair playing field for the retail investor, the little guy. The matter is under investigation by the SEC and FINRA and suits have been filed as of this writing. NASDAQ was chosen as the exchange for Facebooks listing, meaning that, as an electronic exchange, it would not offer the benefit of a floor specialist to help maintain order and flow when things got messy. In this case, there was no floor specialist to deal with thousands of spoof quotes (quotes that, milliseconds after entry, are cancelled) being generated by high frequency computers. High frequency trading pervades all of the financial markets, is needed, and it does not have to be bad; but in this case it was toxic trading to the detriment of Facebooks new shareholders. Was the underwriting a mess, disgusting, and then some? Yes, according to former SEC Chairman Arthur Levitt: Its dreadful for the markets Its an event with long-lasting negative implications for an industry that can illafford this kind of blemish, and the last chapter hasnt been written. Nobody looks good here. (SEC and FINRA to review Facebook issues; NASDAQ sues, Fox News, May 22, 2012.) Somehow Facebook reminds me of a party where everything went wrong. So large that it is akin to a convention, but still some folks were excluded, there was bad food, the start time changed but not all the invitees were informed, the doors were locked upon guest arrival, key guests didnt show, some wanted to leave and take the presents meant for others, a (Zuckerman) marriage ceremony was held in the corner and the cops arrived the next day to investigate a reported skirmish. It was a disaster, and it was supposed to be a party. 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 midweek commentaries, write to showalter@ww fsyst ems.com. MONEY & INVESTINGFacebook loses face a g t w w s jeannetteSHOWALTER, CFAshowalter@ww fsyst ems.com Behind the CabidorInvention in home storage is a Naples family affair BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ oridaweekly.com Tim Tassin has long been a successful builder whose company, Triumph Development Corp., has constructed multi-million dollar homes throughout the Naples area. He also owns Design Build of Naples, which he founded in 1988. But designing and patenting the Cabidor, a storage unit he invented with his brother, Mike, and son, Chris, has been an entirely new experience. Its been an emotional rollercoaster, he says about the Cabidor process that began in 2007. Perfecting the design and patenting the sleek cabinet that attaches to the hinges of any door has required near constant attention. They received an official patent in February and then started marketing and winning accolades for the Cabidor at trade shows around the country. We realize how far weve come and how far we have to go, Tim Tassin says, adding he built a prototype of the Cabidor that he still uses at home in Naples, but it took years to fine-tune the hardware. The family formed a new company, Naplesheadquartered Hingenuity, to sell the Cabidor. Tim Tassin is the CEO, his brother Mike is president, and Tims son Chris is vice president. They anticipate $500,000 in revenue this year. Priced at $189, the Cabidor can be attached to almost any door in just about any room, from kitchen to garage or bedroom. Tim Tassin promises its easier to assemble than a basic office desk from a big box store, and that the process takes about 15 minutes with no special tools required. Installation doesnt require any drilling of holes, So its great for renters, he adds. The initial design, the Classic Cabidor, is 70 inches high, 16 inches wide and 3 inches deep. It covers about half the backside of a standard door, weighs 22 pounds and can store the contents of six average-sized medicine cabinets. The Cabidor was first exhibited in 2011 at the Southwest Florida Womens Expo. It has since won Best Overall Product at the 2012 International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago and Best of Show at the HomeWorld National Hardware Show in Las Vegas. Lifetime Networks Designing Spaces plans to introduce the Cabidor on television May 31. Tim Tassin studied construction technology at Louisiana State University before founding a construction company in 1976 to provide residential work in Louisiana and Mississippi. In 1988 he moved to Southwest Florida and founded Design Build of Naples, a residential construction and remodeling company. In 1999, he founded Triumph Development Corp., which builds homes in the $4 million to $5 million range. Mr. Tassin says hes working on new models of the Cabidor in different shapes and with special inserts for various custom uses (one with velvetlined cubbies, for instance, and another for wine storage). He currently has three prototypes in his bedroom. Its a constant thought process, he says. COURTESY PHOTOFather and son Tim and Chris Tassin at a trade show with the Cabidor. l d w o of he d a l re as f e o n ing t h e 3 1. o n u i re o n d e n mp h Develand with speci a f ( v l i b i n an e r s to cu ha s p ro t h i s b I t stant p roc e sa y s. d e 2 x n
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Yes, thats true to us, says Mr. Calkins, attesting that local boat sales reflect these nationally configured numbers. Dealers spreading from Punta Gorda through Fort Myers and down to Naples agree, they see the rise in boat sales at their boat yards. The general consensus among these salesmen, owners and regional directors seems to be, Its nothing like it used to be, but its better, leaving these dealers hopeful, because as they say, buyers are not holding on to their money anymore waiting to see whats going to happen with the economy. Theyre spending their money and going out on the water because they dont know whats going to happen tomorrow. Holy smokes yes, we feel it, Mr. Calkins says of the rise in business. NMMA reports say the recreational boating industry has not seen an increase in retail sales since 2006. The U.S. Recreational Boating Industry ranked Florida the No. 1 boating state in the nation for the second year in a row, as the state pulled in $1.5 billion in total boat sales; Texas came in second with $982 million and Michigan third with $454 million. As far as Fort Myers Marines personal figures, Mr. Calkins says, First quarter of last year we sold six boats. Weve sold 12 this quarter. But he remembers the lean years from 2008 to 2010. He describes the lull as a bellyache. He lists the oil spill, the media, foreclosures, the banks. He says people were scared, so they stopped buying boats. Everybody had to hunker down. Mr. Calkins had 11 employees, now he has six. When he started washing boats, it wasnt to get away from the phone. He tried printing discount coupons for services, but Nobody was spending any money, he says, It didnt matter. One night he made a pact, if he wasnt in the positive for 2011, he was going to give up Fort Myers Marine, a business hes been running nearly 25 years. His 2011 sales came in and he was up 23 percent. Hopefully, were over the hump, says the man who found his niche selling inshore fishing boats for waters the likes of Pine Island Sound, Charlotte Harbor and Estero Bay. Now hes watching the license plates pulling into his business and hes asking his customers two questions: What are you doing in Fort Myers? and What are you doing in Fort Myers Marine? The investigative business owner says, Theyre coming down here with $200,000 cash and they want to burn it up, so they spend $100,000 on the house and $100,000 on the boat. Greg Postle says a house and a boat compose the idyllic Florida lifestyle, especially with the baby boomer market. They move down to Florida, the first thing they do is buy a house or a condo on the water. The second thing they do, they want to have a boat, says the owner of Starboard Yacht, a yacht brokerage in Punta Gorda. Despite what some might presume, Mr. Postle says fuel efficiency has not been a concern to his customers. Theyre buying them 18-foot to as long as you want to go, he says. His business of 23 years did drop off somewhat during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, but considering his sales worldwide to places like England, Spain, Italy and particularly Australia, he says, We still did business, during the lull. Even so, he describes last year as a very good year. People today do have more disposable income, he says. A lot of people sat on the fence for a long time, waiting to see what the economy was going to do. Now, theyre thinking, We got to do what we want to do, and thats fueled a lot of sales. Salesmen and executives at MarineMax say they felt the same trepidation people with money put their spending in first gear. But Regional President Barry Marshall has felt a definite shift in spending. I think many people are feeling more comfortable with the economy, he says. His sales have risen 15 to 20 percent at his Fort Myers location, 20 to 25 percent in Naples. Mr. Marshall says he felt the stirrings last year: Business owners and blue collar workers alike decided at the end of last season, Hey, we worked hard during season and we want to get out on the water. We want a new boat, hence his repeat customers, 70 percent of his clientele trading up for a bigger boat or buying a second, smaller boat to tool around in. Hes also seen a hike in the Getaways program, where MarineMax leads trips to destinations such as the Keys or the Bahamas. Our participations up three times as much as it was, he says. Its great to see, we have a waiting list to go on these trips. But most refreshing, Mr. Marshall says manufacturers like Boston Whaler are expecting more of an increase in sales next year. If theyre expecting it, that says a lot, he says. And he wants to clear the misconception of expense, You dont have to have a million dollars to get into a boat, he says, sharing the story of a recent couple who put down a couple grand and left with a $16,000 boat, making their payments $200 a month. They were just giddy, he says. Family-owned Boaters Landing agrees with the nationwide retailer MarineMax production is up and interest rates are down. Boaters Landing President George Winn says he has seen the sales pendulum swing back again and his business sales are cranking, so much so, its been hard to find the time to tally out concrete numbers. During the 2008 to 2010 lull, Mr. Winn says his family had to adjust their expenses, selling their Naples and Cape Coral locations and bringing the business back to Cleveland Avenue where it all began in 1988. Now he says, he would not be surprised to find a lot down in Naples and start expanding business all over again. People dream about buying a boat, but they put it off and put it off, when you really should take advantage of it while your healths still there, Mr. Winn says. Sometimes you see people who dont do it in time. You see the desires there, you see them coming to the boat shows, but they dont buy. As far as buying, he sees boat deals aligned with real estate, Nows the time to do it. BOATSFrom page 1 >> Boating has an estimated annual economic impact of $72 billion >> 83 million American participated in boating in 2011, an increase of 10 percent from 2010 and the largest proportion of adults (34.8 percent) who went boating since 1997 (35.8 percent) >> Retail sales of boats, accessories and marine services increased 6 percent to $32.3 billion in 2011 >> Power and sail boat unit sales increased 0.8 percent to 214,405 in 2011 from 212,645 the previous year >> An estimated 83 percent of boats sold in the U.S. in 2011 were made in the U.S. >> 95 percent of the 12.4 million registered boats in the U.S. in 2011 were less than 26 feet >> Retail sales of aluminum power boats ( shing and pontoon boats) increased four percent in 2011, this segment leading a recovery for the industry >> 83 percent of boat owners in the U.S. in 2011 had an annual household income less than $100,000 Source: National Marine Manufacturers Association COURTESY PHOTORegional sales for Marine Max have risen by up to 25 percent at some Southwest Florida locations.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2012 BUSINESS B5 THE MOTLEY FOOL Buffett and Munger in OmahaIn early May, around 40,000 Berkshire Hathaway shareholders flocked to Omaha to listen to Chairman Warren Buffett and his partner, Charlie Munger, answer their questions for five hours. Here are some snippets from the annual meeting and the subsequent press conference (the quotes are paraphrased): On dumb investments: We steer clear of companies where we dont have a reasonable idea about how the industry will develop within five to 10 years. Consider Apple and Google: Both are extraordinary companies. They may well be worth a lot more 10 years from now, but we would not want to own them or bet against them. (The Motley Fool owns shares of both companies and its newsletters have recommended shares of them.) If a companys price is crazy, even if we do understand it, then thats out, as well. We avoid new issues (IPOs), too, as there are usually plenty of better alternatives. Then there are industries that we think could potentially do very well, but we have no idea who the clear winners will be in the next few years. On the railroad industry (Berkshire owns BNSF Railway): Economics are on our side, because we can move a ton of products 500 miles on a gallon of diesel. Railroads move 42 percent of inner-city stuff. In terms of congestion and emissions, railroads are all advantage. Some $3.9 billion will be spent this year to expand and improve railroad infrastructure, and the country will be better off. On barriers to entry, a competitive advantage: We tend to buy barriers instead of building them. If you gave me $30 billion and told me to try to knock off Coca-Cola, I wouldnt have the faintest idea how to do it. And nobody is going to build another railroad. One competitor can be enough to ruin a business. 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For location and more information, call 435-9410 or 643-3600. The Collier County Bar Association holds its 2012-13 leadership installation luncheon beginning at noon Friday, June 8, at Grey Oaks Country Club. Keynote speaker will be Chief Justice Charles Canady of the Florida Supreme Court. For more information, visit www. colliercountybar.org. The next Wake Up Naples for members and guests of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce takes place from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 13, at the Hilton Naples. Guest speaker will by Olympic swimming coach Paul Yetter. 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 June 20 gathering is at The Classics at Lely Resort. For more information, e-mail Katie@marcoislandchamber.org. The Collier Building Industry Association holds its next mixer from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at the Lykos Group office, 4779 Enterprise Ave. Special guests will be CBIA scholarship recipients Andres Boral, David Martinez and Robert McGinnis. Cost is $15. Sign up by calling 436-6100 or visiting www. cbia.net. 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.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 BUSINESS WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2012 NETWORKING Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce annual dinnerWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com. BOB RAYMOND / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 Collier County Commission Chairman Fred Coyle and Cheryl Coyle 2 George and Evelyn Leamon 3 Dolores Sorey and Mayor John Sorey 4. Lisa Vincinguerra and Jeff Jerome 5. Leroy Sullivan, Kurt Mattox, Tom Graney, Leo Ochs and Mike Reagen 2 2 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 PRACC members, guests at McCormick & Schmicks 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4BERNADETTE LA PAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 Cheryl McDonnell, Mason Ayres and Terry McQuillin 2 Ted Farah, Miranda Sharkey and Dan Casagrande 3 Yai Evans, Shannon Holland and Judy Harper 4. Carla Channell, Ann Conti and Dylan Leon
NABOR report: Prices, optimism on the upswing SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYSeveral signs of improvement are evident in the Naples real estate market, according to the latest numbers from the Naples Area Board of Realtors. NABOR tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island). The median closed price increased 22 percent overall in April 2012 compared to April 2011. This coupled with the fact that inventory continues to decline reflects the strength of the Naples market. Further highlighting the positive statistics is the fact that a remarkable 78 percent of closed sales were in the traditional transactions category, says Steve Barker of Amerivest Realty. Traditional sales are at the highest level since we started tracking them in 2009, he adds. Mike Hughes, vice president and general manager of Downing-Frye Realty, agrees. The majority of business is traditional, Mr. Hughes says. In addition, inventory in all the geographic areas we track was down an average of 13 percent in April 2012 compared to April a year ago. Shelton Weeks, Ph.D., director of the Lucas Institute for Real Estate Development & Finance at Florida Gulf Coast University, says the most important thing to note is the increase in traditional sales, which reached the high 70th percentile for April 2012. This is really big, possibly more important than price increase and stability in the market, Dr. Weeks says. It shows the market is clearing and healing itself. The April report provides annual comparisons of single-family home and condominium sales (via the SunshineMLS), price ranges and geographic segmentation and also includes an overall market summary. Statistics are presented in chart format along with the following overall (single-family and condominium units) specifics: The overall median closed price increased 22 percent, from $185,000 in April 2011 to $226,000 in April 2012. Overall pending sales increased 20 percent in the $500,000 to $1 million 1443 MARLIN DRIVE, ROYAL HARBORWhen looking to buy in the waterfront communities of Naples, most buyers think of Port Royal, Aqualane Shores, Old Naples, The Moorings, Coquina Sands and Park Shores. Then theres Royal Harbor, perhaps the bestkept secret on the waterfront. A stones throw across the bay from Port Royal, its picturesque, quiet, friendly, secluded and secure and minutes from pristine beaches by day and lively downtown Naples by night. Residential options within Royal Harbor range from new construction to vintage cottages with renovations and additions. The original cottage at 1443 Marlin Drive has been fully rebuilt by South West Shores Construction, transformed into an elegant and spacious home with an open floor plan. Its listed for $1.225 million. For a virtual tour, visit www.gerihowardnaplesrealestate.com. Ccall Geri Howard of Keating Associates at 417-2996 or (617) 13-8955 to arrange a private showing, or stop by during open house hours from 1-4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY B7 L HARBOR s ) y r s rCOURTESY PHOTOSWEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2012House Hunting: SEE NABOR, B23 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 TALIS PARK 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 2-story villa with western exposure. Private lake and golf course views. High end upgrades and features. 4 bedrooms, 5 full + 2 half baths. 4,164 sq ft. $1,495,000
5 Proudly Presenting Our 1 2 3 4 2765 Leeward Lane Moorings Mi chael G. Lawler 239.213.7475 premiersir.com/id/211516201 $2,795,000 Brighton #804 Bay Colony Leah Ritchey/Amy Becker 239.289.0433 premiersir.com/id/212011061 $2,975,000 5 1 2 3 4 premiersothebysrealty.com2539 Escada Court Tiburon Julie Rembos 239.595.1809 premiersir.com/id/211515248 $2,995,000 1764 Gulf Shore Blvd. North Coquina Sands Tom Gasbarro 239.404.4883 premiersir.com/id/210003068 $2,745,000 1075 Caxambas Drive Marco Island Cathy Rogers 239.821.7926 premiersir.com/id/211510560 $2,095,000
1935 8th Street South Ruth Trettis 239.403.4529 premiersir.com/210034188 $6,500,000 AQUALANE SHORES1888 Kingsh Road Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 premiersir.com/212003604 $5,150,000 ROYAL HARBOR815 21st Avenue South Beth McNichols 239.821.3304 premiersir.com/211013842 $1,975,000 AQUALANE SHORESOyster Bay Four Winds #D-34 Kathy Morris 239.777.8654 premiersir.com/212016685 $435,000 ROYAL HARBOR AREAEl Nido #1 Patrick OConnor 239.293.9411 premiersir.com/211015726 $399,000 ROYAL HARBOR AREA premiersothebysrealty .com Port Royal 45 32nd Avenue South Michael G. Lawler 239.213.7475 premiersir.com/211514647 $17,900,000 1231 Galleon Drive Phil Collins 239.404.6800 premiersir.com/211522585 $11,950,000 1145 Galleon Drive Michael G. Lawler 239.213.7475 premiersir.com/211016493 $8,995,000 775 Galleon Drive Rick Marquardt 239.289.4158 premiersir.com/211520623 $8,495,000 3630 Rum Row Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 premiersir.com/212013185 $6,950,000 3999 Rum Row Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 premiersir.com/211007161 $6,500,000 3430 Fort Charles Drive Ruth Trettis 239.403.4529 premiersir.com/210015020 $5,950,000 3060 Green Dolphin Lane Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 premiersir.com/210027761 $4,500,000 1365 Spyglass Lane Ruth Trettis 239.403.4529 premiersir.com/212016823 $3,685,000 2800 Treasure Lane Phil Collins 239.404.6800 premiersir.com/211504333 $2,495,000 Old Naples 120 5th Avenue South Cindy Thompson 239.860.6513 premiersir.com/212001031 $2,395,000 145 6th Street North Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 premiersir.com/211521719 $1,795,000 1025 5th Street South Virginia/Randy Wilson 239.450.9091 premiersir.com/212007571 $1,629,000 295 6th Street North Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 premiersir.com/212005397 $1,410,000 Naples Bay Resort The Residences #C-209 Michael G. Lawler 239.213.7475 premiersir.com/210040293 $1,195,000 Villa Verona #103 Marty/Debbi McDermott 239.564.4231 premiersir.com/210038568 $1,150,000 Olde Naples Seaport #202 Krista Harris 239.877.6745 premiersir.com/212001712 $1,100,000 413 Broad Avenue South Krista Harris 239.877.6745 premiersir.com/211521655 $949,000 Mariners Cove #A-204 Steve Smiley 239.298.4327 premiersir.com/212010379 $425,000 Town Manor Club #102 Marty/Debbi McDermott 239.564.4231 premiersir.com/210004769 $279,000 Aqualane Shores / Royal Harbor Coquina Sands 1760 Gulf Shore Blvd. North Tom Gasbarro 239.404.4883 premiersir.com/210003291 $2,595,000 1460 Nautilus Road Michael G. Lawler 239.213.7475 premiersir.com/211521688 $2,495,000 Charleston Square #302 Lodge McKee 239.261.0053 premiersir.com/212014801 $1,390,000 520 Yucca Road Richard/Susie Culp 239.290.2200 premiersir.com/211515920 $1,100,000 1515 Murex Drive Virginia Amoroso 239.860.1099 premiersir.com/211516113 $994,999
Park Shore 360 Devils Bight Michael G. Lawler 239.213.7475 premiersir.com/BRO $3,695,000 Aria #1201 Michael G. Lawler 239.213.7475 premiersir.com/211514637 $2,995,000 314 Neapolitan Way Michael G. Lawler 239.213.7475 premiersir.com/210033063 $2,795,000 Le Ciel Venetian Tower #PH-104 Isabelle Edwards 239.564.4080 premiersir.com/211014451 $1,895,000 Meridian Club #1403 Pat Duggan 239.216.1980 premiersir.com/211505192 $1,280,000 740 Fountainhead Way Michael G. Lawler 239.213.7475 premiersir.com/ARM $1,100,000 Terraces #1206 Polly Himmel 239.290.3910 premiersir.com/212016764 $950,000 Terraces #1701 Fred Alter 239.269.4123 premiersir.com/211006667 $850,000 Terraces #501 Polly Himmel 239.290.3910 premiersir.com/211513838 $799,000 The Savoy #1408 Philip Mareschal 239.269.6033 premiersir.com/211016142 $619,000 Pelican Bay / Pelican Marsh Bay Colony 7331 Tilden Lane Dorcas Briscoe 239.860.6985 premiersir.com/211517107 $5,475,000 9779 Bentgrass Bend Leah Ritchey/Amy Becker 239.289.0433 premiersir.com/210006355 $5,400,000 Salerno #601 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.216.1973 premiersir.com/212010793 $1,975,000 Salerno #404 Amy Becker/Leah Ritchey 239.272.3229 premiersir.com/212009600 $1,695,000 Marquesa #1201 Carol Gilman 239.404.3253 premiersir.com/212005977 $1,595,000 Moorings Admiralty Point I #608 Jeri Richey 239.269.2203 premiersir.com/212006772 $1,218,250 Carriage Club #64 Lori Pheasant 239-289-5720 premiersir.com/212012341 $690,000 Lausanne #312S J. DAmelio/D. Cartwright 239.961.5996 premiersir.com/212009304 $665,000 Naples Continental #309 Larry Roorda 239.860.2534 premiersir.com/212011534 $589,000 Lausanne #601-N Michael G. Lawler 239.213.7475 premiersir.com/212011611 $495,000 premiersothebysrealty .com702 Buttonbush Lane Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.216.1973 premiersir.com/212017074 $2,375,000 PELICAN BAY8711 Spikerush Lane T. Moellers/S. Kaltenborn 239.404.7887 premiersir.com/212006734 $1,995,000 PELICAN MARSHCap Ferrat #1905 John Hamilton 239.641.3270 premiersir.com/211516118 $1,895,000 PELICAN BAY9033 Terranova Drive Rod Soars 239.290.2448 premiersir.com/211014133 $1,825,000 PELICAN MARSH701 Tamarind Court John Hamilton 239.641.3270 premiersir.com/211516050 $1,695,000 PELICAN BAYSt. Raphael #901 Jean Tarkenton 239.595.0544 premiersir.com/211507720 $1,495,000 PELICAN BAYSt. Tropez #602 Jean Tarkenton 239.595.0544 premiersir.com/211012959 $575,000 PELICAN BAYMarbella #202 John Hamilton 239.641.3270 premiersir.com/211515979 $475,000 PELICAN BAYSt. Lucia #105 Richard/Susie Culp 239.290.2200 premiersir.com/211009692 $419,000 PELICAN BAYArielle #309 Adrienne Young 239.825.5369 premiersir.com/212007434 $299,000 PELICAN MARSH
Naples / North Naples Marco Island 198 Beach Drive South Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.2222 premiersir.com/212007122 $4,500,000 1361 Cutler Court Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.2222 premiersir.com/212004181 $4,250,000 325 Seabreeze Drive Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.2222 premiersir.com/212004646 $2,800,000 1208 Mariana Court Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.2222 premiersir.com/212004564 $1,250,000 Sandcastle II #1503 Cathy Rogers 239.821.7926 premiersir.com/212010635 $1,150,000 1658 San Marco Road Cathy Rogers 239.821.7926 premiersir.com/212016692 $789,000 Eagle Cay #305 Angelica Andrews 239.595.7653 premiersir.com/212016638 $375,000 816 Manor Terrace Brock/Julie Wilson 239.595.5983 premiersir.com/212007578 $370,000 Smokehouse Bay #1011 Brock/Julie Wilson 239.595.5983 premiersir.com/212007058 $269,000 Beach Club #408 Roe Tamagni 239.398.1222 premiersir.com/212001815 $194,000 Vanderbilt Beach Moraya Bay #607 Lori Pheasant 239-289-5720 premiersir.com/212009306 $3,995,000 Moraya Bay 11125 Gulfshore Drive 239.514.5050 premiersir.com/MORA $2,500,000 169 Conners Avenue Michael G. Lawler 239.213.7475 premiersir.com/211521591 $2,495,000 291 Oak Avenue Susan Barton 239.860.1412 premiersir.com/211521319 $1,997,000 Manatee Resort #PH02 Pat Callis 239.250.0562 premiersir.com/211523075 $1,490,000 Grey Oaks 1482 Anhinga Pointe Sam Heitman 239.537.2018 premiersir.com/207010251 $3,575,000 2951 Bellower Lane Lynn Anderson 239.290.6674 premiersir.com/211519490 $3,450,000 2249 Miramonte Court V.K. Melhado 239.216.6400 premiersir.com/211516196 $1,755,000 3122 Dahlia Way Carolyn Weinand 239.269.5678 premiersir.com/212017199 $875,000 Terra Verde #2396 Jutta V. Lopez/Al Lopez 239.571.5339 premiersir.com/211522083 $595,000 premiersothebysrealty .comThe Seasons #PH2201 Jutta V. Lopez/Al Lopez 239.571.5339 premiersir.com/211009222 $10,445,000 NAPLES CAY185 Tupelo Road Mary Catherine White 239.287.2818 premiersir.com/211513059 $6,950,000 PINE RIDGEGrande Preserve Grande Dominica #T-3 Jennifer/Dave Urness 239.273.7731 premiersir.com/212015330 $1,050,000 THE DUNESLesina #801 Darlene Roddy 239.404.0685 premiersir.com/212000277 $999,000 HAMMOCK BAY7330 Stonegate Drive Tom Gasbarro 239.404.4883 premiersir.com/212014098 $849,000 THE CROSSINGS2050 Sevilla Way Dave/Ann Renner 239.784.5552 premiersir.com/212006527 $799,000 VILLAGES OF MONTEREYThe Strada #5406 Jill Bresnahan 239.595.3549 premiersir.com/212013469 $599,000 MERCATO1955 Timberline Drive Marlene Suarez 239.290.0585 premiersir.com/212005848 $384,900 THE CROSSINGSWilderness Country Club IX #3104 Chris Wortman 239.273.2007 premiersir.com/212010737 $274,000 WILDERNESSNaples Bath & Tennis #3B Susan Gardner 239.438.2846 premiersir.com/211506546 $105,000 NAPLES BATH TENNISSothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each oce is independently owned and operated. OPEN MONSAT SUN
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TMNaples | Boca Raton | Chicago | Blue Bell, PA | Paris, France David Ison 239.963.7825 525 SARATOGA CIR N, #101 $168,000 Motivated!791 10th Street South, Suite 202 Naples, Florida 877.352.6404 www.BristolRE.com course. tennis courts.Open House Sunday June 3rd, 12 noon to 4 pm & Sunday June 10th, 12 noon to 4 pmD.R. Horton starts construction in Chiasso at Fiddlers Creek SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYD.R. Horton has initiated construction on the village of Chiasso, a neighborhood of 59 single-family residences within the Veneta section at Fiddlers Creek. Four floor plans are offered: The Washington will serve as the builders furnished model. With 2,788 square feet under air, this three-bedroom-plus-den, 3-bath home showcases the many upgrades available in the Chiasso series. Pricing begins in the mid-$600,000s. The Hawthorne has 2,583 air-conditioned square feet and is being built as a move-in-ready home with an emphasis on southern-style Florida living. The great room design has three bedroom, a den and 3 baths. Pricing begins in the mid-$600,000s. The Madison has three bedrooms, den and four full baths under 3,246 airconditioned square feet. Pricing begins in the upper-$600,000s. The Emerson is the largest home in Chiasso, with 3,522 air-conditioned square feet. It has three bedrooms, 3 baths and a bonus loft area that can be used for a home theater. Pricing begins in the low-$700,000s. The entrance to Fiddlers Creek is off Collier Boulevard on the way to Marco Island. For more information, call 7329300, stop by the sales center at 8152 Fiddlers Creek Parkway or visit www. fiddlerscreek.com. The Emerson by D.R. Horton is the builder's largest home offered in Chiasso at Fiddler's Creek. NABORFrom page 7category, from 895 pending sales to 1,070 pending sales, for the 12-month period ending April 2012. Overall inventory dropped by 13 percent, from 8,214 in April 2011 compared to 7,130 in April 2012. Overall closed sales increased 14 percent in the $500,000 to $ 1 million category, from 760 units to 869, and rose 13 percent in the $1 million to $2 million category, from 343 units to 389 for the 12-month period ending April 2012. The average days on the market decreased 30 percent in the $1 million to $2 million category, from 345 days in April 2011 to 241 days in April 2012. Overall pending sales in the Naples Beach area increased 14 percent, from 1,675 to 1,913, and closed sales increased 17 percent, from 1,437 to 1,678, for the 12-month period ending April 2012. The upper-end condos are selling, and selling faster, says Jo Carter, president of Jo Carter & Associates. Closed sales of condos in the $1 million to $2 million category increased 28 percent, and those in the $2 million-plus category increased 20 percent for the 12 months ending April 2012 compared to April 2011. The average days on the market for both categories decreased 24 percent and 30 percent, respectively, for the same period. The majority of homes in foreclosure are being bought by investors and are in the under-$300,000 range, says Ernesto Velasquez of United Real Estate. Approximately three out of every four sales are traditional, with only one being distressed, he adds. Inventory in the $300,000 category and below is disappearing because rising value is pushing it up into higher price ranges, Cindy Carroll of Carroll & Carroll adds. View the entire report at www.naplesarea.com.
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A GUIDE TO THE LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 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 Theyre baaaack!Men in Black returns, but the thrills are merely modest. C11 A home runPhil Jason says Naples writer Dorothy Mills has another hit. C12 All aboardAmerican Cancer Society hosts a thank-you party on the water, and more fun around town. C23-25 BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com What makes a good photograph? Thats a question that has different answers, depending on who youre talking to and about, and what that person is working on, says photographer Bradly Dever Treadaway. Digital media coordinator and faculty member of the International Center of Photography in New York City, Mr. Treadaway juried this years Camera USA contest for the Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Arts Center in Naples. A good photograph possesses a dynamic composition and strong use of color or space, he says. But for me, its less literal than that, he adds. I think what makes a good photograph is often about the inspiration and motivation that guides the SEE MARK, C4 Pictures perfect I think what makes a good photograph is often about the inspiration and motivation that guides the decision to push the button. Bradly Dever Treadaway, photographer and juror this years Camera USA contest for the Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Arts Center in NaplesCamera USA exhibit focuses on 49 photographsBicycle, Kristy Carpenter, Rochester, N.Y., 2011 More than two dozen works by award-winning artist Ara Lou Panutsos are on exhibit in the West Wing Art Gallery at Naples Regional Library from June 1-30. Encompassing portraits, still life and experimental works, A Collection of Works showcases Ms. Panutsos cut paper on canvas paintings, acrylic paintings, mixed media watercolors, pastel paintings, graphite drawings and oil pastels. The exhibit is made possible by Friends of the Library of Collier County. I want viewers of my art to be inquisitive, to increase their sense of wonder and to see something theyve never seen before, Ms. Panutsos says. Her cut paper paintings are intricate paper mosaics that come to life Check out A Collection of Works at the librarySEE EXHIBIT, C17 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________
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FURNITURE | FABRICS | FLOORING | LIGHTING | KITCHENS | BATH | ARTYou can enjoy Southwest Floridas tropical paradise on your lanai or patio, in the same comfort as you would at a five-star resort. Relax on the sofa by the fireplace, cook a gourmet meal, enjoy the beauty of living walls and create a mood using lighting for both relaxation and entertaining. Melissa Allen of MGA Interior Design will share recent trends on the latest in everything from outdoor furniture and fabrics, to lighting, rugs, outdoor kitchens and fire pits.Following the presentation, please join Melissa for summertime refreshments in the various showrooms at Miromar Design Center featuring outdoor furniture. Seating is limited. RSVP by Friday, June 1. Register online ONLY at MiromarDesignCenter.com. Call (239) 390-8207 for more information. tuesday seminar seriesTuesday, June 5 at 11:00 a.m.FREE SEMINAR AND REFRESHMENTSBEST OF THE BEST OUTDOOR LIVING SHOWCASE JUNE 4 30 45 HOME DCOR STORESSouthwest Floridas biggest and best resource for home furnishingsLANAI LIFE Learn how to create exceptional outdoor spaces from the expert.Melissa G. AllenMGA Interior Design, LLCCopyright 2012, Miromar Development Corporation. Miromar Design Center is a registered service mark of Miromar Development Corporation.05303112-1291 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2012 C3 Artists can begin applying on June 1 to participate in any of five distinct, long-running annual festivals hosted by the Naples Art Association. Festivals hosted by the NAA are the primary funding source for education programs at The von Liebig Art Center. The mission of NAA is to promote and advance education, interest and participation in the contemporary visual arts. For its 2012-13 art fairs, the association reduced the entry fee to $25. We took a close look at our costs and realized we could make small adjustments that would allow us to reduce our jury fees, Marianne Megela, festivals directors, says. We are looking out for artists, and we want to pass on savings to them whenever we can. The NAA has hosted outdoor art fairs for 55 years that attract art-savvy collectors and attendees. Naples was named The #1 Small Art Town in America by John Villani in his book The 100 Best Art Towns in America. Most recently, Smithsonian Magazine also recognized Naples for its support of the arts; the Naples Art Association was highlighted as one of the main area attractions. Here are the upcoming NAA festivals: Nov. 24-25: The ninth annual Naples Fall Fine Art and Craft Festival This downtown Thanksgiving weekend festival draws about 110 artists and more than 4,000 area residents and guests. Its a great place to start your holiday shopping.Deadline to apply: Sept. 5 Jan. 5-6, 2013: The 17th annual Downtown Naples New Years Art Fair Showcasing the work of about 230 professional artists from around the country and welcoming an audience of more than 15,000 collectors, this event is further distinguished by its Fifth Avenue South location (only two festivals a year are held on the avenue) and set-up that gives every artist gets a corner booth.Deadline to apply: Oct. 3 Feb. 23-24, 2013: The 34th annual Naples National Art Festival Consistently voted among the top 10 art festivals in the country by Sunshine Artist Magazine, the Naples National showcases the works of more than 260 artists and awards $5,000 in prizes. It takes place in Cambier Park and along Eighth Street South.Deadline to apply: Nov. 7 March 2-3, 2013: The fourth annual Mercato Fine Arts Festival The NAAs newest festival showcases works in all media by 110 artists from across the country. The show draws a crowd of approximately 6,000 to the Mercato, the popular dining and shopping attraction.Deadline to apply: Dec. 3 March 23-24, 2013: The 25th annual Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts More than 250 artists exhibit in this show that is distinguished by its premiere location along Fifth Avenue South. Deadline to apply: Jan. 2, 2013The NAA promotes its festivals and fairs using a wide variety of public relations, advertising and marketing including TV, radio, print, editorials, media sponsorships, e-mail blasts and social media in order to generate maximum attendance and community support for each two-day event. The festivals feature organized set up and tear down, reserved parking, booth sitters and other helpful amenities for exhibitors. Applications for the five festivals are available by visiting www.juriedartservices.com. For more information, call Ms. Megela at 262-6517, ext. 103, or e-mail marianne. firstname.lastname@example.org. Naples Art Association invites applications for 2012-13 festivals (239) 530-2225 10 Cane Mojito Pitchers Home of the Captain Morgan & Coke Smirno Cocktails Watch on our 130 HD BIG SCREEN Cheeseburgers in ParadiseWednesdays 7pm-Close Ladies Night TACOS EL JIMADOR Margaritas HERRADURA BLANCO Shots TACO TUESDAY TAVERN SUNDAYZE ALL DAY EVERY DAY!
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2012 decision to push the button. And I think thats a very different thing for many different types of photographers. Those who point their camera at a landscape would define it differently than a fashion photographer. Its about the motivation that drives the decisions. While looking at 151 entries for Camera USA, he found himself instantly responding to approximately 20 of them and knew they would make it into the exhibition. For me, what makes a good photograph is a visceral response: You feel it, you know it, he says. Then he went through the rest and carefully read the artists statements that accompanied each image. I was able to determine there was a range of practice, from seasoned professionals to people who were approaching photography more as a hobby, he says. Or some I suspect were quite young and maybe just beginning in photography. So in the second round, I began to take that into consideration: skill level and experience, understanding and what kind of results that produced. The 49 images chosen for the exhibit represent not only a range of experience and practice, but also a variety of vision and subject matter. Mr. Treadaway was looking for a range of genres and styles, and for emerging artists as well as professionals, Jack OBrien, curator at the art center, says. He wanted a balance. He wanted to encourage those who are beginning, and to reward those who are established. The winner of the contest, who receives a $5,000 award, will be announced at the exhibits opening reception. Mr. Treadaway will also give a talk at the center at 4 p.m. that day. According to Mr. OBrien, Mr. Treadaway will talk about the International Center of Photography and what it means to photographers in the U.S., how they influence photography in the country and how photographers in Southwest Florida can connect with the center. Hell also talk about his own work and about his selection process for Camera USA. Now in its second year, the contest challenges photographers who reside in the United States (they do not have to be U.S. citizens) to submit pictures taken within the country. We often overlook our own backyard for what we think are greener pastures, Mr. OBrien says, adding, Some people will only take photographs when they travel. The perimeters for Camera USA encourage photographers to look at their own surroundings and themselves, he says through art. It takes away some of those other cultures that are exotic or other to us. You have to be really good to take whats right around the corner from all of us and make an interesting, compelling photograph out of it. The exhibit includes portraits, landscapes, surrealist work and nature photographs. This years photos are more interior, Mr. OBrien says. Its more personal this year Last year, I did see more of a panorama of the U.S., more things that were very telling of a certain region: the West, the Midwest things that were very much what you would call Americana. This year, its very personal, very individual. For example, one photograph, Margie by Allison Parssi of Wellington, Fla., is a portrait of the artists sister. Its one of those very intimate works, Mr. OBrien says, explaining that when the photographer looked though the viewfinder at her sister, She saw a different person. The camera removed her, took her away from the relationship of big sister-little sister. She saw a person, parts of her sister shed never seen before. It was someone shes known all her life, yet she realized she didnt know her. She saw a side to her that she hadnt seen before. He describes the portrait as very tranquil and moving. In contrast, The Navigator, by Oscar Vargas of Deerfield Beach, Fla., is a portrait crammed full with odd, interesting items that give us a clue to the person standing in the room, eyes closed, holding a red paddle, a lamp glowing from his forehead like a third eye. Some local photographers are represented, including Lexey Swall, who works for the Naples Daily News. Ms. Swalls Illuminated shows people on a beach, at the waters edge at sunset. All are silhouettes, except for one little boy, who is illuminated by light. The image has a sense of mystery and wonder to it. Nein, by Daniel Calvert of Fort Myers, shows a close-up of the number 9 on a wall, the paint cracked and peeling. Dry Docked by Sandy Gennrich of Stamford, Conn. a close-up of a boat in dry dock is an interesting play of color, texture and composition. With numbers and letters written on it, the boat becomes like a wall with graffiti, Mr. OBrien says. CAMERAFrom page 1 Camera USA exhibit>> When: June 4-Aug. 10 (10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday) >> Where: The von Liebig Art Center, 585 Park St., Naples >> Cost: Free (donations accepted) >> Info: 262-6517 or www.naplesart.org >> Note: Juror Bradly Dever Treadaway, digital media coordinator and faculty member of the International Center of Photography in New York City, speaks at 4 p.m. Friday, June 1 (cost is $15; $10 for Naples Art Association members), followed by the preview reception and announcement of winners from 5-7 p.m. ($10; free for NAA members) Dry Docked, Sandy Gennrich, Stamford, Conn., 2010Margie, Allison Parssi, Wellington. Fla., 2011TREADAWAY The lines drawn on the side of the boat look like ancient wall drawings, he adds. Some photographers are always looking at shots, he says, always seeing photographs, always thinking that way: Whats interesting? Whats appealing? Whats important? I think a photograph has to operate on many levels. It has to be visually appealing, and it also has to offer information; it has to have a layering of information that it shares. It could be historical information, societal information, interpersonal information, information about a special place, person, animal or flower It has to be able to reveal things to us on many different levels to be an exceptional photograph. Modern, Post Modern, J. Michael Sullivan, Marshfield Hills, Mass., 2010
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2012 Theater Click, Clack, Moo By The Naples Players in the Tobye Studio at the Sugden Community Theater through June 24. 263990 or www.naplesplayers.org. Rodgers & Hammersteins Cinderella At Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre through June 23. 278-4422. See review on page C8.Love Letters By Theatre Conspiracy May 31 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Fort Myers, and June 1-2 at the Alliance of the Arts, also in Fort Myers. 936-3239 or www.theatreconspiracy.org.Auditions The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs holds auditions for ages 10 and older for Stuart Little at 5 and 7 p.m. June 6-7 at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. Rehearsals will take place through the summer leading up to performances on Nov. 4-5. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Thursday, May 31 Beautiful Benefit The Wishing Well Foundation benefits from Beauty in Naples, an evening of cosmetics, cocktails and a silent auction from 4-7 p.m. at Saks Fifth Avenue in Waterside Shops. In addition to the cocktail reception, Saks will donate 10 percent of sales today and Friday to the foundation, which grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses. 592-5900, ext. 203.Dance to the DJ Michael Levaul plays the tunes and everyones encouraged to join dancers Jim and Tammy Clemens from Modern Steps School for Dancing by the Fountain from 6-9 p.m. at the Village on Venetian Bay. 261-6100.Jazz It Up Victor Guittard performs jazz tunes from 6-9 p.m. at M Waterfront Grille in the Village on Venetian Bay. 263-4421.A Sip of Scotch Shulas at the Hilton Naples hosts a four-course dinner with scotch beginning at 6 p.m. Reservations: 659-3176.Rod Stewart Tribute The Islander Restaurant on Marco Island presents a tribute to Rod Stewart beginning at 7 p.m. 1093 N. Collier Blvd. Reservations: 389-4545. www.islandermarco.com. Friday, June 1 Hear the Juror Bradly Dever Treadaway of the International Center for Photography talks about his jurying process for Camera USA at 4 p.m. at The von Liebig Art Center. A preview reception for the exhibit begins at 5 p.m. 262-6517 or www.naplesart.org. See story on page C1.More Art The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs hosts an opening reception for Inside and Out: Inspired by Nature from 6-8 p.m. at 26100 Old 41 Road. Enjoy a display of Ikebana arrangements and a demonstration by member artist Ihoko Cummings. 4958989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.Live Tunes Hear the Wholetones from 8-11 p.m. at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928 or www.fredsnaples.com. Saturday, June 2 Magic Carpet Members of the percussion section of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra present the next concert in the Magic Carpet series for families at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. $8. 597-1900 or www.ThePhil.org.Makeover Time Make-up artist Ricardo Costales does makeovers from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Lancome counter at Dillards in Coconut Point. $35. Appointments: 947-4133, ext. 5018.Outdoor Music Cracker Blues plays classic rock from 8-10 p.m. in Market Plaza at Gulf Coast Town Center. Free. 267-0783 or www.gulfcoasttowncenter.com. Sunday, June 3 Music Jam Freds Food, Fun & Spirits hosts a singer/songwriter workshop and jam session with Lucia and Bob from 5-6:30 p.m. The Notorious Band of Misfits takes the stage from 7-10 p.m. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. Latin Sounds West Side Tropico Latin livens up the air at Freddie Rebels Sports Bar. 5310 Shirley St. 597-3333. Monday, June 4 Jazz with Jebry Jazz things up with Jebry and friends Jean Packard, Carol Fusaro and Bobby Phillips from 6-9 p.m. at Mongellos, where the dance floor is always open. 4221 Tamiami Trail E. Tuesday, June 5 NIFF Summer Films The Naples International Film Festival starts its summer film series with a screening and discussion of American Graffiti at 7 p.m. at Silverspot Cinema in Mercato. $25 includes a glass of wine, beer or soda plus savory bites and a sweet treat. NIFF members enjoy complimentary popcorn. www.naplesfilmfest.com or www.silverspotcinema.com.History Lesson Bob Carr, executive director of the Archaeological and Historical Conservancy, discusses the ancient Calusa Indians in a free program beginning at 7 p.m. at the Marco Island Historical Museum. 180 S. Heathwood Drive, Marco Island. 389-6447. www.themihs.org.Movie Night Gulf Coast Town Center presents a screening of Hop beginning around twilight. Bring a blanket or chair to the lawn at Market Plaza. Free 267-0783 or www.gulfcoasttowncenter.com. Wednesday, June 6 Walking Tour See and hear about the sights of the historic Third Street South district on a guided tour with a docent from the Naples Historical Society. Tours set out from Palm Cottage at 9 a.m. every Wednesday through June 27. $16 per person ($10 for NHS members); children free. 137 12th Ave. S. Reservations: 261-8164.Open Mic Singers and songwriters showcase their original music from 7:3010:30 p.m. at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. Coming Up Garden Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Norris Gardens at Palm Cottage, home of the Naples Historical Society, beginning at 10 a.m. June 7 and 21. $10 per person (free for children and NHS members). 137 12th Ave. S. Reservations: 261-8164.Music at Mercato Groove to the reggae sounds of Jahgape from 6-9 p.m. outside at Mercato. www.mercatoshops.com.Family Fun The Naples Area Board of Realtors hosts its annual Family Fun Day from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. June 9. Enjoy a carnival atmosphere complete with a clown, dunk tank, face painting, obstacle course and bounce house, plus food, raffles and more. 1455 Pine Ridge Road. 595-6105 or www.NABOR.com.Time for a Trunk Show A carefully curated collection of 200 certified WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOPuttin on the Dog, a petsand-people fashion show to benefit the Pets Are Wonderful People program Avow Hospice, takes place from 6-9 p.m. June 7 at the Ispiri community center at Avow. The evening will also feature cocktails and hors doeuvres, a silent auction and a keynote presentation, The Power of Love: Inspiration from Senior Dogs and Beings, by Veronica McCullion. $100 per person. Call Avow at 649-3689 or visit www. distinctivewomenmagazine. com/events. Tampa artist Sigrid Tidmore presents a lecture titled Exploring the Oceans Edge through Art at 5:30 p.m. June 6 at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center. Ms. Tidmores Salute to the Green Flash is shown here. Her Oceans Edge: The Corridor of Life is on display at the center through Sept. 7. 300 Tower Road. Reservations: 417-6310. www. rookerybay.org.
pre-owned Tourneau timepieces will be at the Tourneau showroom in Waterside Shops June 9-16.Organ Concert The best organists in Southwest Florida perform a wide range of music on the Philharmonic Centers 3,604-pipe Casavant organ at 3 p.m. June 10 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Selections include classic organ works from all periods of music history. $20 adults, $15 students. 597-1900 or www. ThePhil.org. Glory of the Grape CJs on the Bay at the Esplanade on Marco Island hosts the annual Glory of the Grape beginning at 6 p.m. June 10. $50 per person for wine and hors doeuvres. 389-4511. www.cjsonthebay. com.Movie Time The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents a screening and discussion of In The Mood For Love at 7 p.m. June 11 at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. $8. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.Downtown Jazz Jazz musicians Glenn Basham, Lew Del Gatto, Dan Miller, Dan Heck, Jerry Stawski, Paul Shewchuk, Ron Hefner and vocalist Susie Hulcher pull out the stops for Jazzin It Up! beginning at 6 p.m. June 14 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Fort Myers. The evening is a benefit for Footsteps to the Future. 281-7378.Jazz on the Beach The Legendary JCs open the 27th annual SummerJazz on the Gulf series of free concerts on the lawn at the Naples Beach Hotel at 7 p.m. June 16. The series continues July 21 with Late Night Brass, Aug. 25 with New Groove City and Sept. 22 with Eight to the Bar. 2612222 www.naplesbeachhotel.com.Marine Lecture Capt. Gene Flipse presents Into the Wild with Dolphins & Whales from 6-7 p.m. June 27 at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. $10, $8 for Friends of Rookery Bay members. Reservations: 417-6310 or www.rookerybay.org/upcoming-events.Grease At the Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers, June 28-Aug. 18. 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com. Submit calendar listings and high-resolution photos to email@example.com. E-mail text, jpegs or Word documents are accepted. No pdfs or photos of flyers. The deadline for calendar submissions is noon Sunday.NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2012 C7 Pre-Owned Womens, Mens & ChildrensDesigner Fashions with Impeccable Style & Sophistication NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY TO SELL YOUR ITEMS! AIRPORT PULLING RD.VANDERBILT BEACH RD.At the Shoppes at Vanderbilt Across from Lifestyle Fitness Resale! Consignment! Trade!Anne Klein | Chanel Louis Vuitton | Versace and many more! (239) 596-5044www.truefashionistasresale.comAt the Shoppes at Vanderbilt2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road #178 | Naples $5.00OFFa Purchase of $20Expires 6/30/12$10.00OFFa Purchase of $50Expires 6/30/12FW FW WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOThe Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers unveils the Its Raining Art! juried art exhibition from 6-10 p.m. June 1 during Art Walk. Pictured: Alisha Koyanis Salsa in Spectrum. 333-1933 or www.sbdac. com. The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs hosts Alla Prima, Alla Fun (Sun) from 5:30-8:30 p.m. June 7. Learn to paint in one setting and enjoy a pizza dinner with friends at the same time. Painter Patty Kane walks guests step by step through the process. $42, includes canvas, paint, brushes, wine dinner and guidance. 4958989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.
PHILHARMONIC JAZZ ORCHESTRAPERFORMS THE MUSIC OF COUNT BASIEALL THAT AZZTHURSDAY, JUNE 7, 6 & 8:30 p.m. in the intimate setting of our 283-seat Pavilion at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts in NaplesTickets starting at $39 BUY NOW at ThePhil.org,call (239) 597-1900 or visit our Box Office at 5833 Pelican Bay BoulevardHours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m.MUSICIANS:Glenn Basham violin/harmonica Lew Del Gatto tenor saxophone Jerry Stawski piano Dan Miller trumpet Kevin Mauldin bass Mike Harvey drums www F l o ridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MA Y 31-JUN E 6, 201 2 THEATER REVIEWIf the shoe fits Cinderella at Broadway PalmI recently went to see a school play at a local elementary school. I dont typically do that (and I certainly dont review school plays or children), but went to show my support of two young friends who were performing in it. The show ran for 90 minutes but seemed longer at times (no doubt in part because I was sitting on a hard bench, smooshed between parents and grandparents). The performance was, as I had expected, wildly uneven. And when my attention flagged while watching the leads, I began watching the secondary characters in particular, some forest creatures: little kids dressed up like bunnies, a skunk and a squirrel. The squirrel was acting particularly squirrelly, making faces, mugging for the audience, waving to her parents, mouthing unscripted words. It was far from professional behavior, but it sure was entertaining, and it helped the time pass. I felt similarly while watching Rodgers and Hammersteins Cinderella at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theater. The leads ware nice enough, but not strong enough to capture my attention. Adrienne Griffiths as Cinderella has a pleasant voice, but I wished shed given a much stronger performance, as shes the titular character of the musical. Shes nice, but she doesnt make you fall in love with her. (Her prince, Adam Clough, debonair and dashing, exudes royalty.) But the characters I loved the most were the secondary ones. The show opens in a big way, with John Ramsey as a fussy herald singing The Prince is Giving a Ball. Hes a strong character throughout, fun to watch whenever hes on stage. And the four actors playing mice-transformedinto-white-horses amazingly demonstrate the qualities of both animals. But its the two evil stepsisters, played by Amy Marie McCleary and Shannon Connolly, who steal the show. Physically and temperamentally opposites, they are similar in their disdain for Cinderella and their warped sense of entitlement. (And you can see where they get their attitudes when you watch the evil Stepmother, played by Kathi Osborne.) This is one of the best comic roles Ive seen Ms. McCleary in. Her lips perpetually pursed in permanent disapproval, shes all angles and elbows. Ms. Connolly, pleasingly plump, is a mass of witless giggles and curls. And John P. Whites outlandish costumes and wigs help put them over the top, in garish, clashing colors that seem as if they would glow in the dark. He makes Ms. Connolly look like a walking piata. They are so wonderful to hate, the energy of the show rises every time they walk on stage. Theyre hilarious when they sing Stepsisters Lament and fun to watch as they gracelessly fight to dance with the Prince. Like the school play I saw, I was more entranced by the secondary characters; I wanted to keep my eyes on the stepsisters (and their mother) even when the romantic leads were on stage. Mr. Whites costumes are just stupendous. Though some of the townswomens dresses in early scenes look like elaborate flannel nightgowns (those tacky plaids!), his ballroom costumes are superb. I especially liked the subtle way the couples were color-coordinated. And if you were paying attention, just judging by clothing alone, you wouldve been able to tell that Cinderella and the Prince belonged together. (And his daughters-of-the-Duchessof-York fascinator-style hats at the royal wedding were an inspired touch.) Christine Peterss sets look as if theyre straight out of the pages of a fairy tale. (I think I once had a plastic dollhouse that looked very much like Cinderellas home.) Rodgers and Hammersteins Cinderella was first broadcast on television in 1957, starring Julie Andrews. It was their only television musical. The show was reprised for television a couple times, most recently in 1997 with Brandy playing the role of Cinderella. Its a little trifle of a musical, not as strong as their other classics that ruled the Great White Way. But their lush sound is unmistakable. I suspect grandparents and fairytaleloving children will enjoy this production. On opening night, the audience was dotted with little girls wearing tiaras and princess gowns. The musical tries to soften the fairytale in some ways, telling us that wishes dont always come true, and that we have to actively participate in making our dreams happen. But the Broadway Palm, unfortunately, seems to have cut corners with this musical, especially with some of the casting. When youre putting on a show with a role that Julie Andrews and Brandy have both played, you want to hire the best, most powerful singer. And you want everyone to be equally as energetic and enthusiastic. A friend of mine commented that this is a very girly show, and it is. But then again, theres nothing wrong with that. Its tremendously enjoyable in spots, and ho-hum in others. I just wish everything had been equally superlative. nancySTETSONnstetson@floridaweekly.com Rodgers & Hammersteins Cinderella>>When: Through June 23 >>Where: Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers >>Cost: $18-$39 >>Info: 278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com COUR TESY PHOTOAdrienne Griffiths plays Cinderella in the Broadway Palm production of Rogers & Hammersteins Cinderella.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2012 C11 LATEST FILMSMen In Black 3 danHUDAKwww.hudakonhollywood.com The Dictator (Sacha Baron Cohen, Anna Faris, Ben Kingsley) A tyrannical North African dictator (Cohen) gets lost in New York City and struggles to adjust. Its not always as biting as it should be, but similar to Borat, its at its best when Cohen pokes at American culture. Rated R.Dark Shadows (Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Eva Green) Buried alive for 200 years, vampire Barnabas (Depp) awakens and finds trouble amongst his family and a rival business owner (Green) who has a tie to his past. There are some nice parts, including quirky humor and inspired montages, but as a whole, this one drags to 113 minutes and never inspires interest. Rated PG-13.Girl In Progress (Eva Mendes, Matthew Modine, Cierra Ramirez) An overworked and distant single mother (Mendes) doesnt notice that her teenage daughter (Ramirez) is acting out. Its manipulative and painfully predictably. Theres nothing you wont see coming, and none of it is done very well. Rated PG-13. CAPSULES Is it worth $15 (3D)? No Is it worth $10? YesFor the third film of a trilogy, Men In Black 3 is far too mediocre to justify its existence. Consider: The storyline from the other films didnt need closure. The stars dont need a hit. The visual effects arent better than what weve seen before. The story, while it has its moments, is hardly so rife with ingenuity that it had to be told. The studio, Columbia Pictures, couldve reignited any of its franchises instead of this one (and it is, with The Amazing Spider-Man and Total Recall later this summer). So why are we watching Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones do the same-old same-old? Theyre a fun odd couple, thats why, but they alone are not enough, especially when Jones is gone for half the movie. Men In Black 3 is passable, with a level of quality thats better than the trash heap that was Men In Black II (2002), but thats not nearly as good as the original (1997). Basically, its a mildly entertaining lark with a few moments of inspired creativity. The rest is just blah. While alien crime fighter Agent J (Smith) wonders how his partner, Agent K (Jones), got so old and crotchety, a villain from Ks past, Boris (Jemaine Clement), escapes a lunar prison. J tries to learn more from the new boss, Agent O (Emma Thompson), and is naturally made more curious when hes told he shouldnt know some secrets. When Boris gets to Earth, he time travels to 1969 to kill the younger K (Josh Brolin) before K can shoot off Boris arm and arrest him. Complications prompt the older K to also travel back in time, and then J goes as well. Director Barry Sonnenfeld has fun taking J (and by extension, Will Smith) to 1969 Coney Island, Shea Stadium and the moon launch all make us smile but it also feels like they chose the iconic moments first and then tried to fit the story around them, when really it should be the other way around. Brolin spent months trying to master Jones cadence, and he does a nice job of embodying an early version of K. The rest of the performances are fine, though Smith is a bit too old to be so freely playing off his boyish charms. Visually the film is not impressive, and in fact looks like it could have been made 10 years ago, which is a no-no when youre charging jacked-up 3D prices. Speaking of the 3D, its a mere gimmick thats only relevant in one scene inside a Chinese restaurant; otherwise, theres no need for it at all. The joy of the Men In Black franchise is the campy fun spirit, the serious mixed with the silly to give the audience a joyful night out. 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The British Beat Travel around London and the United Kingdom to the places where the British beat was born. This mix of rare, archival full-length performance films includes performances from the Zombies, Wayne Fontana, Eric Burdon and the Animals and Gerry and the Pacemakers. Petula Clark hosts. TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 8 P.M. s Pop, Rock and Soul Reminisce with hosts Peter Noone and Davy Jones, and other musical artists, who perform classics from the decade of peace, love and profound social change. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 8 P.M. Nature Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air High-definition, high-speed footage of hummingbirds in the wild helps viewers to understand these tiny birds as never before.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C21 12980 Tamiami Trail N.In the Imperial Shoppes, across from Germain ToyotaA True Boutique Experience Fine Consignment Located in the Old Naples Shopping District 1311 Third Street South | Naples, Florida 34102 239.262.1877 www.oldnaplessurfshop.com SHOP SURF SKIM SUP 24041 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs | 239.390.3187 www.angelinasofbonitasprings.comLike me on Facebook: AngelinasRistorante | Follow me on Twitter @AngelinasBonitaReal. Italian.Locally Owned and Operated.Two people, four courses each and a bottle of wine now only $85 Includes a bottle of wine valued up to $50.* Summer hours starting June 1st, Tuesday-Saturday 5pm-10pmTUESDAY: Now featuring Ladies Night 7pm-10pm $3 Cosmos, $3 House Wine, Half Price Appetizers Experience award winning, romantic dining at Southwest Floridas most elegant restaurant.*Plus tax and gratuity. Expires June 30, 2012 SAVE THE DATEComedy aboard the Naples PrincessThe Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida presents an evening with humorist, author and mental health advocate Wambui Bahati aboard the Naples Princess as part of the associations 55th anniversary celebration. Boarding begins at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 23. Ms. Bahati delivers family-friendly comedy with a unique blend of inspiration and motivation. She has appeared at New York Citys Gotham Comedy Club and Broadway Comedy Club as well as at Carolines on Broadway as the opening act for Robin Schall. Tickets for $50 per person include a glass of champagne and hors doeuvres. Cash bar will be available. For reservations, call MHASWFL at 261-5405 or visit www.mhaswfl.org. Put film fest in your fall plansThe third annual Naples International Film Festival is set for Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 1-4. The red carpet opening night gala and screening take place at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts, while features, documentaries and film shorts of all genres will be screened at Silverspot Cinema at Mercato Nov. 2-4. Check www.naplesfilmfest.com for details as the date draws near, or call 775-3456.Hats off to fashion designer Michael KorsNaples Botanical Garden and Marissa Collections have announced that Michael Kors will be the featured designer for the ninth annual Hats in the Garden luncheon Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Garden. Mr. Kors will present a runway show of his Spring 2013 readyto-wear collection. Marissa Collections will host a Michael Kors Spring 2013 trunk show at the Third Avenue South boutique Nov. 15-17 in conjunction with the fashion designers visit to Naples. Patron tables for Hats in the Garden are $10,000 and are available now; a limited number of single tickets for $500 each will go on sale in April. For more information, call the Garden at 6437275 or visit www.naplesgarden.org.Expert will discuss upscale abuse at Shelter luncheon The 2013 Mending Broken Hearts with Hope luncheon to benefit the Shelter for Abused Women & Children is set for Friday, Feb. 22, at The RitzCarlton, Naples. Guest speaker Dr. Susan Weitzman is the founder and president of The Weitzman Center, a nonprofit educational and resource center dedicated to helping survivors of upscale violence, increasing public awareness and educating professionals who respond to these survivors. A psychotherapist, educator, researcher and litigation consultant, Dr. Weitzman has dedicated the last decade to researching upper-educated and upperincome battered women, a previously underserved and heretofore unrecognized population. The result is her groundbreaking book Not to People Like Us: Hidden Abuse in Upscale Marriages. She is working on a documentary about upscale violence and researching how batterers utilize the court system to harass and abuse their victims. The luncheon will also feature a silent auction and the Designer Boutique (Feb. 22-23). Tickets are $350 per person, $1,500 for patrons. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, call 7753862, ext. 261, or e-mail cdalessandro@ naplesshelter.org. Junior Achievement tees off with leadersJunior Achievement of Southwest Florida hosts its 2012 Leaders on the Green golf tournament Friday, Oct. 12, at the Golf Club of the Everglades. A Scottish bagpiper will lead golfers to the green for the shotgun start at 1 p.m. The all-inclusive experience includes the JA Pro Shop, a gift salon where golfers can select name-brand items, receive warm-up massages, participate in a putting contest and more. Parting gifts include a bottle of wine, a dozen red roses and chocolates to take home. Registration is $6,500 per foursome and $3,250 for a two-player team. Individuals can sign up f or $1 ,625. For more inforamation, call MJ Scarpelli at 225-2590 or e-mail mjscarpelli@ jaswfl.org. Send Save the Date information about galas and other fundraising parties to firstname.lastname@example.org. Bahati Kors
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2012 SOCIETY Aboard the Susanna Bella for the American Cancer SocietyWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com.COURTESY PHOTOS 1 Dawn Irving and Susan Gohl 2 Art and Bev Cherry, Carolyn Cherry, Dr. Peter Boyd and Kathy Cleeland 3 Jean Ackerman and Jan DiRomualdo 4. Liz Jessee and Jim Magin 5. Jim Magin, Sandy Denny, Susan Gohl and Mitzi Magin 6. Joe and Justyne Cox 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 6 6Lindy Roth and Susan Stielow
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41 Bonita SpringsNaplesImmokalee RoadOld U.S. 41Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Blvd. Davis BlvdAirport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Rattlesnake Hammock Road Vanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Park Shore Dr.Goodlette Frank RoadLivingston Road 5th Ave. Florida Weeklys Restaurant Guide1 BAY HOUSE RESTAURANT799 Walkerbilt Road Naples, FL 34110 239.591.3937 www.bayhousenaples.com2 BUCCA DI BEPPO8860 Tamiami Trail N. Naples, FL 34108 239.596.6622 www.buccadibeppo.com3 AGAVE SOUTHWESTERN GRILL2380 Vanderbilt Beach Road Naples, FL 34109 239.598.3473 www.agavenaples.com4 CALISTOGA BAKERY & CAF7941 Airport Pulling Road Naples, FL 34109 239.596.8840 Or 1860 Tamiami Trail N Naples, FL 34102 239.352.8642 www.calistogacafe.com5 SHULAS STEAK HOUSEAt the Hilton Naples & Towers 5111 Tamiami Trail North Naples, FL 34103 239.430.4999 www.donshula.com6 NOODLES ITALIAN CAF & SUSHI BAR1585 Pine Ridge Road Naples, FL 34109 239.592.0050 www.noodlecafe.com7 ROSEDALE PIZZA1427 Pine Ridge Road Naples, FL 34109 239.325.9653 www.rosedalepizza.com8 TAVERN ON THE BAY489 Bayfront Place Naples, FL 239.530.2225 www.tavernonthebay.net9 VERGINAS700 5th Avenue South Naples, FL 34102 239.659.7008 www.verginarestaurant.com10 RIVERWALK AT TIN CITY1200 5th Ave South Naples, FL 239.263.2734 www.riverwalktincity.com11 THE DOCK801 12th Ave South Naples, FL 239.263.2734 www.dockcraytoncove.com12 JASONS DELI2700 Immokalee Road Naples, FL 239.593.9499 www.jasonsdeli.com13 SAM SNEADS OAK GRILL & TAVERN8004 Lely Resort Blvd. Naples, FL 239.793.6623 www.samsneadslely.com 8 5 9 11 10 6 2 4 7 3 1 13 12
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If you live and breathe the game of golf, youre bound to hunger for more than a few birdies. 8004 Lely Resort Blvd. Naples, FL 34113 239-793-6623www.samsneadslely.com For information on Lely Resort Golf & Country Club Summer Golf Specials Call 239-793-2600 OAK GRILL & TAVERN AT LELY RESORT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC26 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2012 PAST REPASTSHere are some capsule summaries of previous restaurant reviews:Barbatella, 1290 Third St. S., Naples; 263-1955 A more casual but still stylish sister to Sea Salt, Barbatella is a sprawling trattoria serving homey roasted and grilled meats, thin-crust pizzas baked in a wood-burning oven and freshly made pasta dishes inspired by Northern Italian ingredients. Theres also a gelato counter for those simply looking for a sweet treat while strolling the boutique and gallery district. The antipasti include such tempting dishes as chicken-liver terrine with fig marmalade and smoked mozzarella with sopressata and pears, as well as cured meats and bruschettas. Entrees include fresh pastas unusual and appealing combinations such as cavatelli tossed with mussels, cannellini beans and arugula, and fettuccine baked with pr osciutto peas and mascarpone. We loved the spit-roasted, rosemary-infused Berkshire pork served family-style with roasted red potatoes and a pool of tasty brown jus. And the house-made orecchiette with broccoli rabe and sausage showed great promise for the pasta menu. The only disappointment was the pizza, which had a soggy center and lackluster flavor. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed May 2012Caf Normandie, 3756 Tamiami Trail N., Naples; 261-0977 This low-key outpost along U.S. 41 manages to provide delightful French fare and a casual, laid-back hospitality, compliments of owner Benoit Legris. The wine list is brief but well chosen, a snapshot of wines that please the owner. You cant go wrong with mussels in Normandie cream sauce or the well-executed escargots de Bourgogne. Roasted duck with spicy peach sauce was a glorious variation on duck lorange, and the shrimp and sea scallops au gratin were simple yet elegant. Dinner concluded with a classic raspberry tart and whisper-thin crepe Suzette. The service, Old World atmosphere and moderate prices all enhanced a wonderful meal. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed December 2010 Manhattan Steakhouse, 24940 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 6768687 Manhattan Steakhouse serves only prime beef that is dry-aged three to four weeks for noticeably heightened flavor and tenderness and cooked under an 1,800-degree broiler to seal in the juices. The 20-ounce, bone-in New York strip was served sliced but with the bone. A veal T-bone chop was equally well prepared. On the downside: Salads had issues with starchy tomatoes in one and an unappealing steak-sauce-based dressing on the other; the Special German Potatoes had charred edges that gave the dish a not-so-special ashen taste. Manhattan Steakhouse has gotten the main course down pat and has trained its staff well thats more than half the battle. Now it needs to refine other elements that complete a finedining experience. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed April 2012Margaritas Mexican Restaurant, 8971 U.S. 41, Naples; 431-6206 Margaritas is an offshoot of a Mexican restaurant by the same name thats been on Marco Island since 2005. Succulent hand-pulled meats and fresh seafood are tucked into tender tortillas, served with brightly flavored house-made salsas and sauces. Bracing margaritas in fruit flavors such as watermelon and pomegranate are served on the rocks or frozen, headlining a tequila-heavy cocktail list that goes on for days. The rustic charro beans, whole pintos laced with oregano and chunks of pork, are a revelation and theyre just a side dish. The taco trio miniature corn tortillas overflowing with shredded beef, chicken and pork is a good way to start, as is the ridiculously sumptuous queso fundido, a fondue of warm, silky white cheese garnished with diced scallions, jalapenos and chorizo that might send your eyes rolling back in your head. Available with three stuffings, the tamales are exemplary. A seafoodpacked Cancun burrito, its ingredients all perfectly cooked, was big enough for two. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed December 2011Swan River Seafood Restaurant and Fish Market, 3741 Tamiami Trail N., Naples; 403-7000 North meets South at Swan River, which has been serving the best of New Englands catch beside the treasures of Southwest Florida waters for more than 10 years. It captures the spirit of Cape Cod, with its nautical blue and white interior, oars and sh utters 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. Appetizers of fried oysters and steamed clams proved that the kitchen has mastered varying cooking methods. And you wont find food buried under piles of fruity salsas and painted with colorful drizzles of infused oil or creamy coulis; its seafood cooked simply in order to showcase the quality of the main ingredient. Nowhere was that more evident than with the Maine gray sole, which was broiled to perfection with only white wine, lemon and butter c omplementing the delicate flavor of the fish. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed April 2012 Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 M Waterfront Grille will host a team of top chefs for a five-course farm-totable dinner set for 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 25. The restaurants innovative executive chef, Brian Roland, will be joined by four guest chefs, each of whom will produce one of the evenings courses. Wines paired with each course will come from Silver Oak. Joining Mr. Roland will be Keven Alan Lee, CEO of My World on a Plate catering and events, executive chef at the Sherbourne in Hollywood, Calif, and a contestant on Bravos chef reality series Around the World in 80 Plates; Carlos Torres, of La Playa Beach Club in Naples; Harold Balink, of Cru in Fort Myers; and John OLeary, Roys in Naples. The dinner is $250 inclusive. The restaurant is at 4300 Gulf Shore Blvd. Call 263-4421 for reservations.Pastry chef among top in nationNathaniel Reid, pastry and baked goods maestro at Norman Love Confections, has won an elite honor in the world of sweets: Dessert Professional magazines has named him one of the Top 10 Pastry Chefs in America. The nations leading publication for the pastry, ice cream and chocolate industries selected Mr. Reid along with top professionals from New York City, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. We set out to recognize outstanding chefs who elevate the industry as a whole with their contributions in talent, innovation and community services, says Jeff Dryfoos, publisher of the magazine. Mr. Reid, who joined Norman Love Confections in 2010, oversees the pastry and bakery shop, including production of specialty cakes, desserts and bakery items. Hell be formally recognized at The Institute of Culinary Education in New York on Monday, June 4.Angelinas accepts Naples Tomato gift cardsWith the sudden closing of Naples Tomato, many former customers were left holding unused gift certificates. Angelinas Ristorante in Bonita Springs is accepting those certificates at 50 percent of their value through June 30. They cannot be combined with other discounts or offers. Meanwhile, Angelinas summer wine special provides a 50 percent discount on all bottles valued up to $175, with the purchase of an entre. Angelinas serves classic Italian cuisine and features a 30-foot wine tower with more than 4,000 bottles of wine from around the world. From Sunday, June 3, through Sunday, Sept. 30, the restaurants operating hours are 5-10 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Its at 24041 S. Tamiami Trail, a mile south of Coconut Point. For reservations, call 390-3187 or visit www.angelinasofbonitasprings.com.Wine Merchant on the moveIf youre looking for The Wine Merchant, just head a bit north of the stores previous location. The wine shop has relocated to the same shopping plaza as EVOO, at the south end of the plaza at 13240 Tamiami Trail N. The phone remains the same 5920000.Seasonal advantageSummer visitors and those lucky enough to reside here year-round can take advantage of summer specials at numerous area restaurants. Heres a sampling of them: AZN Azian Cuisine offers a new couples menu, featuring a choice of two entrees and a bottle of Coastal Vines wine. Its available 4-10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and costs $30 or $50 per couple, depending on the choice of entrees. The restaurant is in Mercato in North Naples. Call 593-8818. Chez Boet (formerly Bamboo Cafe) French Home Cooking holds French happy hour from 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays, featuring two-for-one drinks, $5 small plates and French TV-5 Monde (news at 6 p.m.). Also for summer, diners can order two regular priced entrees any night and receive a bottle of estate wine free. The seasons third special offer entails a two-course meal on a sunset cruise aboard the Sweet Liberty, $56 per adult, $21 children 12 and younger. Chez Boet is at 755 12th Ave. S., in Crayton Cove. For restaurant reservations, call 643-6177. For the cruise, call 595-7002 or 793-3525. Caffe dellAmore offers a sunset dinner special of three courses for $30, including a caprese salad, choice of entree and dessert, from 5:306:30 p.m. nightly. The restaurant is at 1400 Gulf Shore Blvd. Reservations required. Call 261-1389. The summer menu at Cloydes Steak & Lobster House features entrees priced at less than $20 and free valet parking. Among the new dishes are pasta primavera, blackened mahi mahi and shrimp scampi ravioli. In addition, the price of most entrees has dropped by about 20 percent and the selection of wines by the glass has increased. Its in the Village on Venetian Bay, 4050 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. For reservations, call 261-0622. Ridgway Bar & Grill is offering 20 percent discounts on lunch and dinner every day throughout the summer. (Bottles of wine are excluded, and gratuities will be added to the bill prior to taking the discount.) On Sundays, children 8 and younger eat free with each paid adult. Its at 1300 Third St. S. Call 262-5500. Seasons 52 offers Copper River salmon for lunch and dinner for a limited time. Its served with summer corn risotto, roasted asparagus, grilled red peppers and dill mustard sauce. The restaurant is at 8930 U.S. 41 N., just south of Mercato. Call 594-8852 for reservations. Celebrate June, the sixth month, with a $6 lunch weekdays at Stage 62 Deli. Choose from six entrees, including Philly cheese steak, char-grilled chicken salad, chefs salad and other options. The deli is in Mercato in North Naples. Call 597-2800. Thursday, May 31, 6:30 p.m., Sea S alt: Enjoy a four-course meal prepared by chef/owner Fabrizio Aielli with wines from Donna Fugata; $50, 1186 Third St. S.; 434-7258. Reservations required. Thursday, May 31, 6 p .m., Shula s Steak House: The restaurant at the Hilton Naples hosts a fourcourse dinner and scotch tasting with Macallan scotch ambassador Randy Adams; $95, 5111 Tamiami Trail N.; 659-3176. Reservations required. Friday, June 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 57 p.m., Old World Foods Market: Sample wines from California, Europe, South America and South Africa along with cheeses, phyllo pastries and other goodies; free, 2800 Davis Blvd.; 692-3020 or visit www.oldworldmarket.info. Tuesday, June 5, 7 p.m., C af fe dellAmore: The June wine dinner features the food and wines of Naples, Italy, with wine from Vineyard Mastrobernardino and a menu that includes zuppa pasta e fagioli, baked ziti with meatballs, shrimp alla Napoletana, a cheese plate and baba au rum; $79, 1400 Gulf Shore Blvd.; 261-1389. Reservations required. Thursday, June 14, 57 p .m., Decanted: Try your hand at a blind tasting, figuring out how to identify wines solely through taste, aroma and sight; $15, 1410 Pine Ridge Road; (800) 980-5766. Reservations required. Sunday, June 17, 1 5 p .m., Seminole Casino Immokalee: Sample goodies from a variety of gourmet food trucks while a DJ entertains with music and interactive games; 506 S. First St., Immokalee; (800) 218-007 or visit www.seminoleimmokaleecasino.com.Farmers markets Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., the C ollier County Government Complex, 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. Sunday, 8 a.m.-noon, Fr eedom Park, 151 Golden Gate Parkway. Send items to email@example.com. food & wine CALENDAR CUISINEChefs team up for super supper at M Waterfront Grille karenFELDMANcuisine@floridaweekly.com Reid Angelinas accepts Naples Tomato gift cards Brian Roland Harold Balink
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8 NBC-2.COM www.FloridaWeekly.com If you want to keep an eye on the weather while youre away from home, NBC2 has a great new way to do it. The NBC2 Weather App is now available for the iPhone. You can get easy access to current conditions where you are, an hourly forecast, a full seven-day forecast and Southwest Floridas only Doppler radar. When you first open the app, it takes you right to the current conditions for your location. At the bottom of the screen you have access to a quick three-day forecast just click the plus sign (+) to open it up. The for ecast button takes you to a screen where you can view the hourly forecast for the next 24 hours. Just move the slider and the app will show you the expected temperature, sky conditions and rain chance. At the bottom of the page is a full seven-day forecast? Click the plus sign (+) to open it up, then scroll side to side through the week. Tapping the map button takes you to the Doppler Zoom radar data coming right from our tower in Fort Myers. You can zoom in or out on the map using the typical iPhone gestures. You can even animate the map using the play button in the upper right, next to the time stamp. If you tap the Dopp ler Zoom button, youll get a list of the other maps in the app, including national radar, temperatures and two satellite views. Well be adding more maps in the coming months, including hurricane tracking. You can add multiple locations to see the weather conditions where you have friends and family around the country. Just tap the gear icon in the upper left and search for your desired city. After youve set them up, just tap on the location to bring up the menu and choose which one youd like to see. The NBC2 weather app is now available in the Apples App Store. An Android version is coming this summer and we expect to have a version optimized for the iPad by the end of the year. The 2012 version of the NBC2 Hurricane Tracking app is also available in the App Store and the Android Marketplace. It includes the latest storm analysis from NBC2s meteorologists, a tracking map and full hurricane guide. Keep up with the weather with NBC2s hurricane app
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10 NBC-2.COM www.FloridaWeekly.com SheltersThese are the basic items recommended to have in your hurricane emergency supply kit. Plan to have enough on hand to get you through a minimum of three days without power. Of course, modify the list to meet specific needs of your family. One gallon of drinking water per person per day (additional water will be needed for cooking and cleaning) Non-perishable, ready-to-eat food (canned foods, peanut butte r, energy or gr anola bars, etc.) Manual can opener Prescriptions and over-the-counter medications (minimum two-week supply) Keep a list of dosage amounts, doctors name and phone number for each member of the household Analog phone (one that does not use batteries or electricity) Personal items (soap, toothpaste, shampoo, toilet tissue, feminine hygiene items, deodorant, extra reading glasses, etc.) Diapers, wipes, formula, baby food, diaper cream, infant/baby Tylenol Pillow, blanket, towels, washcloths Cash, credit cards Important documents (drivers license, Social Security card, medical cards, insurance policies, etc.), sealed in plastic bag to keep dry First aid kit, bug spray, sunscreen, extra batteries NOAA weather radio or battery operated AM/FM radio Several sets of clean clothing Unscented bleach for disinfecting water Flashlight and extra batteries Work or gardening gloves, sturdy shoes, hat Prevent injuries after the storm Wear proper clothing, including protective shoes and gloves, when you start cleaning up debris. Know how to operate machinery, such as generators and chainsaws. Under no circumstances should a portable generator be used indoors, including partially enclosed areas and garages. Avoid heat exhaustion by staying hydrated and resting. Wear lightweight, loose-fitting clothing, take cold showers and avoid alcohol and caffeine. Use plenty of bug spray Stay alert to the signs of heat exhaustion Severe cramps Drenching sweat Confusion Dizziness Shortness of breath If any of these symptoms occur, seek medical assistance immediately. Must-haves for your emergency supply kit d ications (min s name and o use t ter p oo, d or SR 29I-75Tamiami TrailAlligator Alley / I-75SR 80SR 93 / I-75S Tamiami TrailPalm Beach BlvdCleveland AveIsle of Capri Road N 15th StDel Prado BlvdSR 29SR 29Tamiami TrailBurnt Store RoadDaniels Pkwy 5 7 9 6 4 8 10 12 15 19 11 14 18 13 17 16 20 56 60 48 58 29 65 49 24 47 57 28 51 61 26 62 59 30 63 64 66 70 52 69 67 21 22 55 1 2 3 27 50 68Gulf of Mexico Charlotte County Lee County Collier County 34 33 LEE COUNTY Emergency Operations Center: 239-533-3622 1 Alico Arena 12181 FGCU Lake Pkwy., Fort Myers 2 Alva Middle School 21219 N. River Rd., Alva 3 Bonita Springs YMCA 27200 Kent Rd., Bonita Springs 4 Colonial Elementary 3800 Schoolhouse Rd., Fort Myers 5 Diplomat Elementary 1115 NE 16th Ter., Cape Coral 6 Diplomat Middle School 1039 NE 16th Ter., Cape Coral 7 Littleton Elementary School 700 Hutto Rd., North Fort Myers 8 Dunbar High School 3800 Edison Ave., Fort Myers 9 East Lee High School 715 Thomas Sherwin Ave. Lehigh Acres 10 Estero Community Center 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd. Estero 11 Estero High School 21900 River Ranch Rd., Estero 12 Germain Arena 11000 Everblades Pkwy., Estero 13 Harns Marsh Elementary 1800 Unice Ave. Lehigh Acres 14 Oak Hammock Middle 5321 Tice St., Tice 15 Island Coast High School 2125 DeNavarra Pkwy., Cape Coral 16 J. Colin English Elementary 120 Pine Island Rd., North Fort Myers 17 Lee Middle School 1333 Marsh Ave., Fort Myers 18 Lehigh Senior High School 801 Gunnery Rd., Lehigh Acres 19 Mariner Middle School 425 Chiquita Blvd. North, Cape Coral 20 Mirror Lakes Elementary 525 Charwood Ave., Lehigh Acres 21 N. Fort Myers Academy of the Arts 1856 Arts Way, North Fort Myers 22 Riverdale High School 2600 Buckingham Rd., Fort Myers 22a Royal Palm Exceptional Center 3050 Indian St., Fort Myers 24 South Fort Myers High (pet friendly) 14020 Plantation Rd., Fort Myers 26 Three Oaks Elementary 19600 Cypress View Dr., San Carlos Park 27 Three Oaks Middle School 18500 Three Oaks Pkwy., San Carlos Park 28 Tice Elementary 4524 Tice St., Fort Myers 29 Varsity Lakes Middle School 801 Gunnery Rd., Lehigh Acres 30 Veterans Park Academy 49 Homestead Rd., Lehigh Acres CHARLOTTE COUNTY Emergency Operations Center: 941-833-4000 31 Charlotte Harbor School 22450 Hancock Ave., Port Charlotte 32 Cultrural Center of Charlotte County 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte 33 Friendship United Methodist Church 12275 Paramount Dr., Tropical Gulf Acres 34 Kingsway Elementary School 23300 Quasar Blvd., Port Charlotte 35 L.A. Ainger Middle School 245 Cougar Way, Englewood 36 Lemon Bay High School 2201 Placida Rd., Englewood 37 Liberty Elementary School 370 Atwater St., Port Charlotte 38 Meadow Park Elementary School 3131 Lakeview Blvd., NW Port Charlotte 39 Murdock Middle School 17325 Mariner Way, Port Charlotte 40 Myakka River Elementary School 12650 Wilmington Blvd., Englewood 41 Pilgrim United Church of Christ 24515 Rampart Blvd., Port Charlotte 41a Port Charlotte High School 18200 Cochran Blvd., Port Charlotte 41b Port Charlotte Methodist Church 21075 Quesada Ave., Port Charlotte 42 Port Charlotte Middle School 23000 Midway Blvd., Port Charlotte 43 Sallie Jones Elementary School 1221 Cooper St., Punta Gorda 44 South County Regional Park 670 Cooper St., Punta Gorda 45 Ventura Lakes Clubhouse 27110 N. Jones Loop Rd., Punta Gorda 46 Vineland Elementary School 467 Boundary Blvd., Englewood COLLIER COUNTY Emergency Operations Center: 239-252-3600 47 Palmetto Ridge High School 1655 Oil Well Rd. (CR 858) (Special Needs Shelter) 48 Barron Collier High School 5600 Couger Dr. 49 Big Cypress Elementary 3250 Golden Gate Blvd. W 50 Corkscrew Elem/Middle School 1065 Oil Well Rd. (CR 858) 51 Cypress Palm Middle School 4255 18th Ave. NE 52 Golden Gate Intermediate School 5055 20th Pl., SW 53 Golden Gate Middle School 2701 48th Ter., SW 54 Golden Gate High School 2925 Titan Way 55 Golden Terrace Intermediate School 2965 44th Ter., SW 56 Gulf Coast High School 7878 Shark Way 57 Laurel Oak Elementary School 7800 Immokalee Rd. 58 Lely High School 1 Lely High School Blvd. 59 Naples High School 1100 Golden Eagle Circle 60 North Naples Middle School 16165 Livingston Rd. 61 Oakridge Middle School 14975 Collier Blvd. 62 Parkside Elementary School 5322 Texas Ave. 63 Pelican Marsh Elementary School 9480 Airport-Pulling Rd. N. 64 Sable Palm Elementary School 4095 18th Ave. NE 65 Vineyards Elementary School 6225 Arbor Blvd. 66 Highlands Elementary School 1101 Lake Trafford Rd. 67 Immokalee High School 701 Immokalee Dr. 68 Immokalee Middle School 401 N. 9th St. 69 Pinecrest Elementary School 313 S. 9th St. 70 Village Oaks Elementary School 1601 SR 29 35 38 43 44 45 46 40 41 36* Do not assume a shelter is open. During an emergency, shelters open on an as-needed basis. Listen to media reports to nd out what shelters are available. 31 39 32 37 42 53 54 41a 41b 22a
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When you gotta go... go with ALLIED! Robin Youmans Owner Amy Wilson Sales Executive www.AlliedPortables.com 239-334-7689 Locally owned and operated. We proudly service the West Coast of Florida, Palmetto/Bradenton south to Marco Island. Milo Climate Controlled Restrooms & Shower Trailers Disaster Services Special Events Construction Agriculture 12 NBC-2.COM www.FloridaWeekly.com So the word is that were not looking at a pretty rough hurricane season this year. Hmm. To gear up or not? That is the question. Well, I dont know about you, but I am going with the quintessential sage advice Its better to be safe than sorry. And while were being safe and getting the essentials for hurricane season, why not check out some of the newest gadgets and products designed to make life easier and more fun during and after a rough storm? First things first: If a hurricane tears through the area, having drinkable water is essential especially during the steamy Southwest Florida summers. A number of companies manufacture easy-to-use, hand-held water treatment systems to ensure clean drinking water. Rei, an outdoor supply company, carries the Sawyer Water Treatment system in BPA-free polyethylene drinking bottles. The bottle contains a hollow fiber membrane filter that removes bacteria and other organisms. The 32-ounce variety runs almost $50. For more information, check it out on www.rei.com. Another neat gadget in the world of water purification is the Emergency by Steripen. This handy little gadget works by emitting ultraviolet light to clean up to 200 half liters containers of water all on one set of AA lithium batteries. And the gizmo is designed to fit on commercial water bottles. It takes about a minute to clean the water in the bottle. This device is portable and relatively inexpensive at $49.95 plus shipping. To learn more, go to www.steripen.com. Aside from having clean drinking water, staying in the know is vital during a potentially life-threatening storm or hurricane. Up-to-the-minute weather information can make the difference between staying put, evacuating or going for cover in a safe spot. Ever-advancing technology makes having a pulse on the weathers temperature much easier. The NBC2 Weather App is now available for the iPhone and the 2012 version of the NBC2 Hurricane Tracking app is also available in the App Store and the Android Marketplace. Both apps are free Of course, all of these services are useless if your computer, cell phone or other devices run out of juice. Keeping communication devices and appliances running is key to managing your life during a hurricane or damaging storm. A number of companies offer solarbased charging gadgets that help ensure you are powered up at all times. The portable Joos Orange is a rugged, submersible solar charger that works in any amount of sunshine. The Joos Orange can charge cell phones, smart phones, iPads, cameras, medical refrigerators and low wattage fans. For more information, go to www.gogreensolar.com Speaking of computer-related stuff, nows the time to hurricane proof your digital data and pictures on your computer. All data can be lost due to storm or power surges from storms. There are numerous online backup services available to everyday users as well as businesses. Cloud-based online backup services allow you to see your data and images on other computers and devices. The services are available for different fees for storing small amounts of data some companies even offer limited free storage. On iDrive.com a user can get 5GB of storage space for free. SugarSync features comprehensive back up services for many of your files. And after all of the work needed after a hurricane strikes, having food available for when the hunger pangs strike is important. At My Food Storage, ready-to-eat entrees packed in Mylarsealed pouches are available in different increments. A 72-hour emergency kit contains lunch and dinner entrees that are ready to eat fast. Package contains yummy favorites such as cheesy lasagna and chili macaroni. For more information, go to www.myfoodstorage.com And, welcome to summer in Southwest Florida. Ella NayorGadgets, gizmos and cool stuff help make hurricanes a breeze Thirsty for power? The portable Joos Orange Portable Solar Charger can power up cell phones, smart phones, iPads, cameras, small medical refrigerators and low-wattage fans during a power outage. The charger is not dependent on a sunny day and keeps charging when submerged in water. The solar charger costs $149 at www.gogreensolar.com Having a hot meal after a storm can be a bit challenging if the power is out. There are companies, however, that sell readymade meals with long shelf lives. Check out www.myfoodstorage.com. This company has favorites such as lasagna and chili macaroni. Check out the outdoors active life website Rei at www.rei. com for Sawyer Water Treatment BPA-free polyethylene bottles for drinking. The bottle has a hollow fiber membrane filter that removes bacteria. A number of excellent online back-up services are available to store records, data and even your entire computer if need be with an approaching storm. Cloud back-up services including SugarSync are some of the companies to look for in the online back-up market. The Steripen is a handheld device that uses ultraviolet light to purify drinking water. Go to www.steripen.com for more information.
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Our line of impact windows and impact doors are also Energy Star Rated and can reduce your energy consumption signicantly.Maintenance Free Replacement Windows Multiple Glass Choices 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed Hurricane Impact Glass 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 NBC-2.COM 13 If you havent already revisited your homeowners insurance policy and its hurricane coverage, now is definitely the time especially for those of you covered by the insurer of last resort, the state-run Citizens Insurance. With pending discussions that could ultimately raise rates for Citizens 1.4 million customers, Fort Myers insurance agent Ted Todd urges Southwest Florida residents to consider voluntary insurance before other carriers reach their capacity and stop writing policies in certain ZIP codes. Citizens is talking about rate increases of 54 percent, says the owner of Ted Todd Insurance, an Allstate affiliate. Should it take those rates and people go elsewhere, capacity begins to tighten. This year, companies are running out of capacity. Insurance companies avoid concentrating risks in one geographic area and will limit policies to reduce their liabilities. Some have already closed certain ZIP codes in Southwest Florida, particularly those closest to the water or boasting highvalue or older homes the most likely to be impacted by a storm, says Mr. Todd. Whether youre reviewing your policy as you should annually or shopping for new coverage, there are several things to keep in mind:Wind mitigationOne of the major changes affecting hurricane premiums this year is Floridas revised universal wind mitigation form, approved by lawmakers in March. The rewritten standards are more specific about safeguards against wind damage to roofs, entry and garage doors, and other areas that could prove to be your homes weakest link, says Mr. Todd. An onsite inspection determines a homes wind vulnerability. Under the old form, homeowners received credit, in the form of reduced premiums, for certain features. The revised version delves deeper: Instead of credit for having roof anchor straps, those straps now require a certain number of nails securing them, says Mr. Todd. Its been a nightmare for us because most people have had these inspections done and generally received a lower premium, he says. Now theyve had a reinspection and may have had a substantial 30 percent increase. But its been a great conversation for insurance agents to have with their customers. Its not so much about how much they can save if they do this or that, but whats really important: How likely their home is to survive a storm. The inspections, which can run from $75 to $125, can also point out areas that can be improved. Phil Thompson, an independent agent and owner of The Thompson Agency, says standard wind deductibles in Florida are 2 percent of the dwelling coverage. That means homeowners with a $200,000 home will foot $4,000 of the bill.Flood-prone zonesHomeowners insurance doesnt cover flooding; thats a separate animal determined by the federal government and priced exactly the same no matter the agency you purchase it through. And just because your home is not in a primary flood zone doesnt mean youre safe. The most common thing we hear is, Im not in a flood zone, says Mr. Todd. The entire state of Florida is a flood zone, and 30 percent of all floods across the country occur in a non-flood zone. Odd things happen all the time. The added coverage is reasonably priced but has a 30-day waiting period before its effective except for those purchasing and financing a new home. And it cant be canceled at the end of hurricane season, says Mr. Todd. Any agency in Florida is able to write a flood policy, says Mr. Thompson, whose firm provides a small discount on a homeowners premium for having the companion policy. Check the factsMost homeowner dont read every word in their policy, but its important to check the declaration page and make sure data is correct especially the construction date of your home. As Mr. Thompson notes, homes built after 2002 were constructed to higher building codes. The rate on that home is going to be less expensive than a house built prior to 2002, he says. Mr. Todd also advises homeowners to ensure their home isnt over-insured. Home values in Southwest Florida have plummeted with the burst of the real estate bubble, and your policy should reflect todays value. Likewise, make sure you have enough insurance. Older policies may not address replacement costs, a newer area of coverage that reimburses for personal possessions, appliances and other items on a depreciated basis, says Mr. Todd.Do your homeworkCheap insurance is like a cheap pair of shoes, says Charlie Dodson, an agent with State Farm who recommends homeowners research insurance companies through the Consumer Resources link on the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation web site (floir.com). What happens with cheap insurance is when you go to make a claim and 200 to 300 homes are damaged, they file for bankruptcy and get out of Florida. If you dont want to be left hanging, double check on the company. The deductible debate: Ultimately, its up to the individual homeowner to weigh his risks can he afford to pay higher monthly premiums for a smaller deductible in the event of a storm or would the extra monthly cash saved through lower premiums and a higher deductible be more beneficial? The difference might be grocery money for some people, says Mr. Todd. Most hurricane deductibles are 2 to 5 percent of a dwelling. One way to save money is to raise your deductible, says Mr. Dodson. Review your deductibles with your agent, and make sure you have everything you want covered. Some companies dont cover screen enclosures and theyre the first thing that gets blown away in a storm.The cash conundrumHomebuyers who plunk down cash for a home and dont insure it within 30 days of the closing may find themselves staring down the eye of an approaching storm without coverage. Dont wait until hurricane season to buy a policy, says Mr. Thompson. Almost no one will write one. Most insurance companies, however, will observe a 30-day grace period from the purchase date.Making a claimAfter filing a claim with your agent, make your second call to a contractor. Much like those at the front of the line get the best concert or game tickets, homeowners can get the repair process moving faster by getting estimates. Dont settle the claim on your own but do the groundwork, says Mr. Todd. Be proactive and get in line quickly. If it was a major hurricane, everyone is going to be affected and its nice to be in line first. Mr. Dodson also advises homeowners to take photos of the damage and make sure theyre dealing with licensed, legitimate contractors. Nanci TheoretCheck your policy before the winds start blowing
14 NBC-2.COM www.FloridaWeekly.com Southwest Florida has had mercifully peaceful hurricane seasons in the six years since Hurricane Charley made a direct hit on the region in 2005. We must guard against complacency, however, particularly when it comes to preparing to feed ourselves in the event of a prolonged outage.Its prime time to review some of the culinary lessons Charley taught us just in case. Here are some food safety basics to keep in mind: *When a storm warning is issued, freeze water in containers. Should you lose power, these will help keep things chilled. (If you lose power, place some of the frozen containers in the refrigerator and limit the opening of the doors to retain as much refrigeration as possible). *Another option: If you have a gas-powered generator, immediately hook it up to the refrigerator. (You can also hook up a coffeemaker.) *Invest in an appliance thermometer so you can monitor the temperature of the refrigerator (which should be at about 40 degrees or below) and freezer (0 degrees or below). *Freeze refrigerated items like leftovers, milk, meat and poultry to help keep them at a safe temperature longer. *Make sure you have plenty of charcoal or propane for your grill and/or fuel for a camping stove. *Eat the most perishable items first. These are usually refrigerated items, such as dairy products, eggs, meats and leftovers. *If you are friendly with neighbors, pool your supplies and eat together. Having multiple grills allows for more diverse and more easily produced meals, while the socializing helps ease anxiety. *Stock up on large aluminum chafing pans. They are ideal for boiling water and cooking stews, eggs, meats and such. *Store food on shelves safely out of the way of contaminated water in case of flooding. *Only drink bottled water if theres been flooding. *Once you have to resort to canned goods, rely on seasonings and condiments to add flavor. Here are some flavorful recipes that require little to no cooking and will use what youre likely to have in the refrigerator, freezer, etc.:Improvised Pizza1 cups finely chopped fresh vegetables and/or cooked meats teaspoon salt, or to taste1/8 teaspoon peppers, or to taste1/3 cup Kalamata olives (ripe or green will do, too) teaspoon lemon peel 4-6 ounces spreadable cheese, such as garlic and herb 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (or whatever you have on hand) cup shredded Havarti cheese 6 (six-inch) flatbreads (or use tortillas, frozen pizza crusts, etc. Cut up toppings finely any mix of veggies and (cooked) meat that you like is fine. Mix with salt, pepper, olives and lemon peel. Spread cheese over the surface of the bread (these can be grilled first, if desired), top with vegetable mixture, sprinkle with shredded cheeses. Cut into wedges. Yields 15 appetizer-sized portions (if flatbreads are used).Chipotle Chicken Soft Tacos7 ounces (1package) premium chicken breast, drained 1 cup canned diced new potatoes, drained1/2 cup canned sweet corn, drained 2 tablespoons sweet onion, minced 1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and diced 2 to 4 chiles chipotles, depending on taste 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped1/4 cup apple cider vinegar Salt and pepper Soft tortillas Combine chicken, potatoes, corn, chipotles, and onion in a medium-sized bowl. In a screwtop jar, combine vinegar, lime juice, salt, and cilantro, and shake vigorously. Pour over chicken mixture and toss. Season with pepper. Let sit for 30 minutes to allow ingredients to meld. Mix in avocado before serving. Place in soft tortillas and fold. Serves 2 to 4.Classic Marshmallow Treats cup butter 4 cups miniature marshmallows 5 cups crisp rice cereal Using the grill or cook st ove, melt butter in large sauce pan over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until melded and well blended. Stir constantly, cooking 2 more minutes. Remove from heat, add cereal and stir to blend. Using a butter spatula or wax paper, press mixture evenly into well buttered 13-by-9-inch pan. Cool, then cut into 2-by-2-inch squares. Yields 24 servings. Karen FeldmanWhat to eat when the power goes outStorm Surge Flooding ThreatCoastal waters can rise anywhere from four to 25 feet during a storm a phenomenon called storm surge. The maps below illustrate a worst-case flooding scenario. The amount of surge, if any, caused by a storm strongly depends on various factors like speed, intensity, storm size and landfall location. Collier County landfalling storm surge A: Charley 08.13.2004 Cat. 4 125 MPH C: Unnamed 09.25.1894 Cat. 1 90 MPH D: Donna 09.10.1960 Cat. 3 115 MPH E: Unnamed 08.17.1888 Cat. 1 85 MPH F: Unnamed 09.18.1926 Cat. 2 MPH 110 G: Unnamed 10.06.1941 Cat. 2 105 MPH H: Unnamed 10.07.1873 Cat. 2 100 MPH I: Unamed 10.18.1910 Cat. 1 90 MPH J: Unamed 10.20.1870 Cat. 1 80 MPH K: Unnamed 09.18.1947 Cat. 1 85 MPH L: Unnamed 10.21.1924 Cat. 1 80 MPH M: Wilma 10.24.2005 Cat. 4 110 MPH N: Unnamed 10.20.1876 Cat. 1 90 MPH O: Isbell 10.14.1964 Cat. 4 110 MPH P: Unnamed 09.03.1935 Cat. 2 100 MPH Q: Unnamed 09.29.1929 Cat. 1 85 MPHSouthwest Florida hurricanes since 1851 A G C D E F H I J K L M N O Q P2005
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No warranty for accuracy provided.Evacuation Routes COLLIER COUNTYEvacuation RoutesWhats in a name? Wind and rain2002 Isidore 2002 Lili 2003 Fabian 2003 Isabel 2003 Juan 2004 Charley 2004 Frances 2004 Ivan 2004 Jeanne 2005 Dennis 2005 Katrina 2005 Rita 2005 Stan 2005 Wilma 2007 Dean 2007 Felix 2007 Noel 2008 Gustav 2008 Ike 2008 Paloma 2010 Igor 2010 Tomas 2011 IreneIn the past 10 years, these names have been retired:Alberto Beryl Chris Debby Ernesto Florence Gordon Helene Isaac Joyce Kirk Leslie Michael Nadine Oscar Patty Rafael Sandy Tony Valerie William2012 STORM NAMESEvery year since 1953, the National Hurricane Center has generated an alphabetical list of names for the seasons tropical storms and hurricanes. At rst, the lists consisted of only female names; since 1979, the names alternate between male and female. There are six lists that continue to rotate, changing only when there is a hurricane so devastating that its name is retired. BridgesTravel across the areas bridges becomes unsafe once winds reach gale force, or in excess of 34 mph. Even if physical barricades are not present, drivers should exercise common sense when pre-storm travels involve crossing bridges. Evacuation orders for Southwest Floridas barrier islands will be issued well in advance of a storm, and those affected should promptly heed such orders, before travel across bridges becomes unsafe and roads are closed off. 16 NBC-2.COM www.FloridaWeekly.com Hurricane TermsEye: The small, calm circle at the center of the storm in which suddenly benign weather is a harbinger of the worst to come. Eyewall or wall cloud: A band or ring of cumulonimbus clouds that surround the eye and usually contain the most violent winds. Hurricane Warning: An announcement that hurricane force winds (74 mph or more) are expected in your area in 36 hours or less. Hurricane Watch: An announcement that hurricane conditions are possible within 48 hours. Indirect Hit: Generally refers to locations that do not experience a direct hit, but do experience hurricane force winds or tides of four feet above normal. Major Hurricane: Classi ed as Category 3 or higher on the Saf r-Simpson scale, a hurricane that is potentially devastating to an area. Saf r-Simpson Scale: A scale that measures a hurricanes intensity based on wind speed, barometric pressure, storm surge and damage potential. Category 1: winds of 74-95 mph; Category 2: winds 96-110 mph; Category 3: winds 111-130 mph; Category 4: winds 131-155 mph; and Category 5: winds 155 mph or greater Storm Surge: A dome of water pushed up onto the coastline by hurricane and tropical storm winds. Storm surges can reach 25 feet and be 50 to 1,000 miles wide. Tropical Depression: A tropical cyclone in which the maximum sustained surface wind speed is 38 mph or less. At 39 mph, it becomes a tropical storm, and at 74 mph, a hurricane. Hurricanes by the numbersIn the Hurricanes Path 2010 Census population, as of April 1, 2010, most threatened by Atlantic hurricanes: the coastal portion of states stretching from North Carolina to Texas. Approximately 12 percent of the nations population live in these areas. 1960 coastal population of the states stretching from North Carolina to Texas. Eight percent of the nations population lived in these areas at that time. Percentage growth of the coastal population of the states stretching from North Carolina to Texas between 1960 and 2009. Last year the growth rate was 158 percent.Hurricane Impact The number of hurricanes during the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season, four of which were major hurricanes at Category 3 strength or higher. Only one of these storms made landfall in the U.S., Hurricane Irene touched the North Carolina coast on Aug. 27.14million163percent36.8million7 Source: U.S. Census Bureau and the National Hurricane Center
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18 NBC-2.COM www.FloridaWeekly.com Storm action timeline Early Summer Hurricane watch is announced Hurricane warning is issued After the storm During the stormDevelop your storm plan.Stock your hurricane supply kit (page10). Create a checklist of items you will want to take with you if you have to leave. Take before pictures of your home for insurance purposes. Find out the elevation of your home. Make sure your street address is clearly marked on your home. Hurricane conditions are possible within the next 48 hours. Clear your yard of potential ying debris, including lawn furniture, toys, etc. Lower the water level in the swimming pool by one foot. Board up windows.Gas up the car. Check your oil and tire pressure. Get cash. ATMs and banks may not be open after a storm. Turn the refrigerator to the coldest setting. Store plenty of water. Hurricane conditions are possible within the next 36 hours. Gather important documents. Finish shuttering doors and windows. Evacuate if you are ordered to do so. If youre staying home, designate a safe room. Interior bathrooms or closets on the lowest level with no windows work best. Charge cell phones and other devices.Stay indoors. Stay away from windows even if theyre shuttered. Listen to media reports for the latest information. Stay inside even if it appears calm. Do not go out unitl the all-clear is given. The longest part of the process, recovery can take weeks. Move slowly and cautiously as you survey and clean up. Most injuries take place after the storm. Do not use public water until you are noti ed that it is safe. Avoid travel if possible. Do not connect generators to house wiring. Beware of downed power lines, wild animals and even domestic animals that may be frightened or lost. Take pictures of damage and contact your insurance agent. Agencies and organizations offer helpHindsight is always a dishonest voice for the present. The storms have been quiet since Hurricane Wilma during the 2005 season, which was the last major hurricane to affect the Fort Myers area. But no one wants to walk down the street and see fallen trees and power lines scattered along the road, and wonder what to do next. Yet, this scenario is a reality we should prepare for during every hurricane season. Southwest Floridians know from experience that neighbors, churches and local businesses come together in unprecedented ways to help with recovery efforts. Nevertheless, weve compiled some of the contact information for the big organizations that can serve as a starting place for either volunteerism or for your own recovery once the weather system has passed. From reporting downed power lines to who to call about clean water, canned food and local shelters, these accredited contacts will help with your questions and needs. American Red Cross >> What: Since its establishment by schoolteacher Clara Barton in 1881, this leading humanitarian organization specializes in emergency assistance, disaster relief and education. Boasting more than 700 chapters and 36 blood service regions, this organization is run by volunteers and is funded by donations.>> Lee County: 7051 Cypress Terrace, Suite 110, Fort Myers (239) 278-3401>> Charlotte County: 866 Tamiami Trail #8, Port Charlotte (941) 629-4345>> Collier County: 2610 Northbrooke Plaza Drive, Naples (239) 596-6868>> On the Web: www.redcross.orgFEMA >> What: A federally controlled organization, the Federal Emergency Management Agency provides disaster relief services such as medical care, rescue teams and communications support for local safety authorities (i.e. local police stations and re and rescue.) In order to get FEMA support, the governor of a state needs to declare a state of emergency in the wake of a natural disaster. FEMAs headquarters is located in Washington, D.C., and is divided into 10 separate regions, the closest to Florida being Region 4, located at 3003 Chamblee Tucker Road, Atlanta, Ga. 30341. Its location in Florida is dependent on the disaster site. During a disaster, news reports will inform you where FEMA has set up eld of ces. >> FEMA Disaster Assistance (800) 621-3362>> On the Web: www.fema.govFPL>> What: Florida Power and Light is Southwest Floridas main electric power supplier. For safety reasons, FPL strongly advises that the public should not drive or travel in damaged areas after a major hurricane.>> Lee County: (239) 334-7754>> Charlotte County: (941) 639-1106>> Collier County: (239) 262-1322>> On the Web: www.fpl.com/stormLCEC >> What: A nonpro t electric distribution cooperative that serves many Southwest Florida cities, including Cape Coral, North Fort Myers, Marco Island, Sanibel, Captiva Islands, Pine Island, Everglades City, Immokalee, Ave Maria and Lehigh Acres. (239) 656-2300>> On the Web: www.lcec.net/hurricane Emergency Management >> What: According to Chapter 252 of the Florida Statutes, each county is required to maintain an emergency management agency. >> Lee: 2665 Ortiz Ave., Fort Myers; (239) 656-2300; www.leeeoc.com>> Charlotte: 26571 Airport Road, Punta Gorda; (941) 833-4000; http://charlottecounty .com/Emergency>> Collier: 8075 Lely Cultural Pkwy., Naples; (239) 252-3600; www.collierem.org The Salvation Army>> What: A Christian organization started in London in the 1800s that provides disaster relief as part of its overall mission to motivate all people to embrace the salvation provided to them in Christ. >> Lee County: 10291 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, (239) 334-3745>> Charlotte County: (941) 629-5101; 2735 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte>> Collier County: 3180 Estey Ave., Naples, (239) 775-9447>> On the Web: www.salvationarmy.orgUnited Way >> What: A charitable organization that provides assistance in the community by connecting people to various volunteering opportunities.>> Lee: 7275 Concourse Drive, Fort Myers, (239) 433-2000>> Charlotte: 17831 Murdock Circle, Suite A, Port Charlotte, (941) 627-3539 >> Collier: 848 First Avenue, North, #240 Naples, (239) 261-7112>> On the Web: www.unitedway.orgCOURTESY PHOTO
When formulating a hurricane plan, make sure it includes all members of the family, including pets. After so many animals were abandoned following Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and Hurricane Charley in Southwest Florida, disaster preparedness officials have stepped up measures to help pets and to encourage owners to plan ahead in case a hurricane strikes. Charlotte, Lee and Collier counties all have emergency shelters for people and their pets, although space and therefore, access is largely restricted to those in spots where evacuation is mandatory. People should have a hurricane plan for their pets as well as family but the pet-friendly shelter should not be their plan, says Ria Brown, public relations and information manager for Lee County Domestic Animal Services. It is intended as a last resort if they cannot execute their personal plan, not because they failed to have a plan. If people find they need to go to a county-run pet shelter, they will be required to stay as well and will need to care for their pets throughout the stay. Animals must be current on immunizations and have sufficient food, water and an approved crate. The best option is for people to leave the area and take their pets with them. Dont expect local veterinarians or boarding kennels to accept animals. They will fall under the same guidelines and conditions as residents. And, should a hurricane strike, they are likely to be without power as well. To prepare their pets for hurricane season, owners should attend to the following: Vaccinations: Make sure pets are current on these now. It takes a couple of weeks for most immunizations to become protective so its too late once a storm approaches. Identification: Put pets county licensing tags on their collars, as well as an ID tag with your phone number. Make sure your address and phone number is current on ID tags. A microchip ID (available through most veterinarians as well as Animal Services), is highly recommended because collars can be lost during storms but the chip will remain implanted and owners can update the company as to their whereabouts, Hurricane kit: Gather up pet supplies. (See below.) Medications: Make sure you keep a few weeks worth on hand so you wont have to rush to refill them at the last minute. Secure a place to stay.Pet hurricane kit Leash and secure collar Pet food (in waterproof containers), enough for at least one week Water for one week Manual can opener Bowls for food and water Impact-resistant crate of sufficient size (no soft-sided or homemade models and one for each pet) Bedding (blanket or towels for crate) Litter, litter box and scoop for cats Pets regular medications Toys, chewies and other stress relievers County license and other identification (microchip IDs are encouraged) Proof of vaccinations Photo of pet Pet first-aid kit Grooming items Websites Leelostpets.com: The Lee County Domestic Animal Services site has a section dedicated to storm preparedness for pets. Colliergov.net/pets: For Collier County information Charlottecountyfl.com/emergency/hurricanes: For Charlotte County information Hsus.org: The Humane Society of the United States also has a downloadable pamphlet on disaster preparedness. Petswelcome.com: A listing of hotels and motels that accept pets. Pet family members need a plan, tooPortable generator safety tips Follow the instructions that come with your generator.Never run generators indoors, including garages and sheds.Locate the unit outdoors and far from doors, windows and vents.Install batteryoperated CO alarms in your home. Before refueling the generator, turn it off and let it cool down. Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission Tropical cyclone (State) Year Category Damage 1 Katrina (Fl, La, Ms) 2005 3 $108,000,000,000 2 Ike (Tx, La) 2008 2 $29,520,000,000 3 Andrew (Fl, La) 1992 5 $26,500,000,000 4 Wilma (Fl) 2005 3 421,007,000,000 5 Ivan (Al, Fl) 2004 3 $18,820,000,000 6 Charley (Fl) 2004 4 415,113,000,000 7 Rita (La, Tx) 2005 3 $12,037,000,000 8 Frances (Fl) 2004 2 $9,507,000,000 9 Allison (Tx) 2001 TS $9,000,000,000 10 Jeanne (Fl) 2004 3 $7,660,000,000 Source: National Hurricane Center JOCELYN AUGUSTINO/FEMANew Orleans, Aug. 30, 2005 People sit on a roof waiting to be rescued after Hurricane Katrina, the costliest mainland U.S. hurricane of all time.The costliest storms in U.S. history www.FloridaWeekly.com NBC-2.COM 19
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