The Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speaker Series celebrates its 30th anniversary season in 2013 with a lineup of four programs featuring world-class leaders in areas of science, intelligence economics and athletics. The series begins Tuesday, Jan. 8, with deep-sea archaeologist and oceanographer Bob Ballard. A former commander in the United States Navy and a professor of oceanography at the University of Rhode Island, Mr. Ballard is perhaps best known for discovering the wreck of the Titanic in 1985, drawing on his experience with scuba diving and small, unmanned submersibles he controlled from a surface ship to scan the ocean floor. On Saturday, Feb. 9, Town Hall subscribers will take a walk down memory lane with Robert Gates, the former U.S.30th anniversary Town Hall lineup announced Traveling for workTechnology makes business travel easier and cheaper. B1 www.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. IV, No. 35 FREE WEEK OF JUNE 7-13, 2012 OPINION A4 PROFILE IN PARADISE A6 HEALTHY LIVING A22 PETS OF THE WEEK A26 NETWORKING B6 REAL ESTATE B7 OPEN HOUSE MAP B22 PUZZLES C10 FILM REVIEW C11 BOOK REVIEW C14 ANTIQUES C16 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. Good natureRookery Bay has full schedule of summer activities. A16 Stepping outSee who danced at the Village, and more summer fun. C23-25 DREAMSOLYMPICElite swimmers train in Naples for Londons 2012 gamesTHEY START IN THE PRE-DAWN DARKNESS, these seven elite swimmers belonging to T2 Aquatics in Naples. Someday soon, perhaps, they might belong to all of America. They might be 2012 U.S. Olympians, swimming in the London Games. Stroke after stroke. Lap after lap. Back and forth. Relentessly. Continously. Yard after yard. Then more yards, thousands a day. Most motorists zipping by the Norris Aquatic Center probably dont know that two-time Olympian Katie Hoff trains there. Or that world champion 18-yearold wunderkind Elizabeth Pelton is with her, knocking off up to 7,000 yards in the outdoor pool before most of the folks in their air-conditioned cars get to their airconditioned offices. Ms. Hoff and Ms. Pelton are joined in the pool by, among others, 34-year-old ErikaSEE DREAMS, A8 SEE TOWN HALL, A10 BY GLENN MILLERFlorida Weekly Correspondent The Norris Aquatic Center is home to several Olympic hopefuls.VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLY p p p p p p p p f f f g g g g g g g g g g g p p p f f f g g g g g g g g SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ Focus on flowersNaples Botanical Garden offers photography class with Dennis Goodman. C1
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 7-13, 2012 I finally met Farmer Joe last week, all 130 pounds of him, a little tornado spinning through an orange grove. With his ball cap facing backward so the citrus thickets couldnt claw it free, he thrust his body head first into the dense tangle of an orange tree. Only his leathery face remained exposed. From the ground up, the rest of him suggested a shanty-town couture fashioned for a third-world runway. Farmer Joe wore worn like Heidi Klum wears silk as if hed been born in it. Worn black boots, worn jeans, an enduring, worn black belt and a longsleeved shirt so worn that its once red stripes had faded to dirt gray from the elbows down. His work gloves seemed to grow out of his sleeves like fungal anomalies, protecting his worn hands. So attired, he grabbed, twisted, snapped and finally flipped the sunny ripe into the cherry-red, a thousand times in a row. Joes heavy-gauge vinyl fruit bag (the cherry-red) looked like a ball-and-chain fashion accessory, secured it to his waist by a second black belt so wide he could have used it to harness a horse. In four minutes flat, Joe had loaded, hoisted and spilled a single bag into a steroidal-seeming black bowl (it took him longer when he mounted a ladder). Other gaping bowls squatted nearby in the rows where he worked. If Joes topped-off bag weighed an ounce less than 75 pounds, my name isnt Roger Williams. And neither is his. But I think his name must be Jose Frio. Thats Farmer Jose Frio Farmer Joe Cool. The morning I met Joe Id gone out for a country drive. My wife, Amy, who can cook up a Sunday supper the way Emeril Lagasse or Rachael Ray can whip up a Saturday night special, needed some tomatoes. She also wanted about five other Florida fresh fruits and vegetables we dont have in our garden now. And everywhere I went, Joe had provided them. If it were fresh and local, Joe stood close by a man (or woman) dressed in the same worn clothes as all the other Joes. He appeared to have a single goal, and he appeared to be reaching it: to be the hardest-working-mosthustling Joe Cool in America. In the grove where I met him, the Spanish voices of his companions sparked with laughter or sweetened with occasional song lyrics as they worked. I heard one man call to some others, This grove doesnt have any bathrooms. In Florida, according to author John Bowe (Nobodies: Modern American Slave Labor and the Dark Side of the New Global Economy), roughly 100,000 Joes work our fields in any given year. And in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties alone, Joes numbers probably range from 10,000 to 30,000. Is Joe an American? Is he here legally? Is he taking away jobs from other hardworking Americans? I dont know. But I do know the jobs are there for any cowboys who want them, because I drove into a labor lot and asked the crew boss. Fact is, I didnt see one fat Anglo American, or one hefty African American, or anybody else except scrawny Jose Frio get on the fading white bus for the ride from labor central to the groves and fields. Thats because nobody else lines up to work as much for as little. Which raises a few more questions. Should Farmer Joe get more money when he asks for it say, a penny a pound more from Publix for all those tomatoes he picks? Maybe instead, he should have his bony little ass kicked back into the third world, like some insist. Should he get medical care here? Should he or his employers pay taxes on his income?My answer to all those is another question. Who grows and picks our food the guy who owns the acres? The proud members of the Gulf Citrus Growers Association or the Florida Tomato Growers Exchange? Not hardly. In most cases, the last time those farmer-owners picked an orange or a tomato, they had to lift it themselves from their granite kitchen countertops. So I wonder: Where do all the chestthumping Joe haters plan to get such fresh food at such good prices ($1 to $2 a pound for local tomatoes in many farm stands now, or $1 a bag for sweet citrus) if Joe isnt out there busting his butt?And heres one last question: What do you think would happen if you climbed out of your car one Saturday morning and greeted Farmer Joe right there in a field or grove? Maybe baked some cookies the night before and walked them straight out of the American blue to put them in his hands?Howdy-do, buenos dias, Im a local American. Thanks for bringing us food. Here are two fairly sure bets: One, youd get a look of stunned disbelief followed by a big smile, the kind that comes in a universal language. And two, your food would taste better. This column first appeared in February 2010. COMMENTARYPaean to Jose Frio l g w o R t rogerWILLIAMSrwilliams@floridaweekly.com
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No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.325.1960 or visit us on the web at www.floridaweekly.com and click on subscribe today.One-year mailed subscriptions: $31.95 in-county$52.95 in-state $59.95 out-of-state Joe Biden is performing a public service, God love him. Out on the stump, he renders the case for President Barack Obamas re-election in all its populist crudity. No dulcet tones. No faux sophistication. No charm. Cmon, man! Theres no time for that when Mitt Romney is descending on America promising to commit the most heinous acts in the history of vampire capitalism. The Obama re-election campaign must make Romney, a mild-mannered man with a sterling business record and a centerright record as Massachusetts governor, into a fiendish apparition too risky to entrust with the highest office in the land. That entails over-the-top attacks delivered with a cocksure shamelessness and little regard for nuance or truth. Vice President Biden reporting for duty, sir! Bidens willingness to say anything makes him the ideal attack dog. If the Obama team didnt have Joe Biden, it would have to invent someone as hyperbolic and overeager. Vice President Biden may make many mistakes, but insufficient demagoguery will never be one of them. In a speech at a manufacturing facility in Ohio, he said that at Bain Romney made sure the guys on top got to play by a separate set of rules, he ran massive debts, and the middle class lost. Then, he moved in for the kill: So what do you think hell do as president? Q.E.D. The likes of Biden never explain what they would have preferred to happen to the troubled businesses that attracted the attention of Bain. Simply go out of business without any attempt at a turnaround? Even Biden stipulates that he has no problem, as a general proposition, with private equity. If so, he shouldnt be shocked that some acquisitions turn out better than others. Of course, Biden cant help but lend an air of ridiculousness to whatever he touches. At the same Ohio campaign stop, he declaimed that they (rich Romney supporters) dont understand us (the struggling working class), before shouting about his parents dreaming that one day he could become vice president. Such Biden moments tend to provoke hilarity followed by concern i.e., once the chuckling stops, one wonders, Is he unwell? Biden subsequently explained if thats the right word that I get tired of being called Middle Class Joe, like that somehow Im just Joe and I dont dream. Cmon, man. Where to start? No one calls Biden Middle Class Joe, except maybe his press flacks under extreme duress. And salt-of-the earth people dont usually refer to themselves in the third person. Biden was first elected to the Senate in 1972. After soaking up the working-class ethos of that deliberative body for 36 years, he decamped to the Naval Observatory as vice president of the United States. If Barack Obama circa 2004 had known that his political fate would eventually be tied to a longtime senator famous for buffoonish outbursts, he might have reconsidered the audacity of hope. With an unpopular record and a disappointing recovery, the president needs every hatchet man he can get. So the battle cry has gone out, Unleash Biden! Hide the women and children. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. GUEST OPINIONLong may she wave BY MARSHA GORDONSpecial to Florida WeeklyGeeGee was a handsome man, straight and tall. His steel grey hair had a slight wave and was always neatly combed. GeeGee and Bubby, my grandparents, escaped the pogroms in Russia. They never spoke of those days. My grandfather was an American now and proud of it. Back in the late s and the early s, the American flag flew proudly from flagpoles in front of houses and businesses. GeeGee would awaken before dawn on the 14 official flag display days. He knew flag etiquette: flag up at dawn and down at dusk. He knew how to fold it properly. But GeeGee also had a puckish sense of humor. Some years hed run up the flag on Chanukah, Christmas and Valentines Day. My thoughts now travel back more than 69 years. Back to the most patriotic years of our country. Back to the war that was going to end all wars. Sunday morning, Dec. 7, 1941. I was 7 years old, sitting cross-legged on the floor in Tante Mollys living room. Bubby, GeeGee Tante Molly, her new husband and I were listening to the radio. I remember I was wearing a kilt skirt with a big gold safety pin and my hair was in pigtails. A news bulletin interrupted the program and told the world the United States Navy had been attacked. There were sobs and muffled prayers in the room; bodies swayed back and forth. I didnt understand why the adults were so upset about boats in Hawaii. Heck, I did not even know where Hawaii was. I also did not know what the word war really meant. I did not know that Bubby, GeeGee, and Tante Molly had escaped from persecution in Russia and Poland. If war was making them so upset, what would happen to me? The United States went to war. Europe had been at war since 1935. People were killed by bombs striking their homes night and day. Survivors lived in shelters. Food was limited. Petrol, as they called gas, was scarce. We heard of the bravery, both civilian and military. Gas rationing was initiated in the United States in 1942. Ration decals were pasted on car windshields: Class A cars received the least amount because usage was nonessential. Class B cars belonged to people who needed to drive for work. Class C cars usually belonged to doctors and law enforcement drivers. Class X was quickly cancelled after much finger pointing. This class was for very important people, such as senators and members of the House of Representatives. The Office of Price Administration issued food ration books in April of 1942. Each member of the household received a book. Coffee stamps were removed from books issued to children under 15. Red stamps were for meat and meat products: butter, fa ts, cheese, canned milk and canned fish. A shopper could earn two extra red points for every pound of meat fat turned in to the local butcher. Poultry was not rationed. Green, brown or blue stamps were for canned vegetables, juices, baby food and dried fruit. Neighborhood Victory Gardens bloomed everywhere. They brightened the landscapes of cities and small towns. The vibrant reds of the tomatoes, red peppers and strawberries highlighted the subtle greens of peppers and broccoli. White cauliflower and the gentle green of celery completed the bouquet. Over to the side were onions, sweet and white potatoes and carrots.Young men were drafted into the armed services and thousands volunteered. White flags with red borders appeared in windows; a gold star centered on the white background meant a soldier had died in defense of his country. Our flag had a blue star, which meant our soldier was in active service. Our soldier was my Uncle Mitt. He was an athletic kind of guy. Not too tall but in great physical shape. Despite his short stature he was the star of his high school basketball team. Uncle Mitt loved clothes and when he graduated from school, he went to work in a haberdashery store. Uncle Mitt enlisted in the Air Force and he and Aunt Ruthie got married before he was sent to Europe. Aunt Ruthie wore traditional white and Uncle Mitt proudly wore the khaki uniform of an Air Force NCO instead of one of his natty suits. His assignment: tail gunner on a B-17, the Flying Fortress. The B-17 was not heated and at an altitude of 29,000 feet, the temperature could drop to below zero. The crew wore thin heated suits they would plug in to keep warm for missions that could last up to eight hours. The Brits bombed their targets during the night. The Yanks attacked during the more vulnerable day light hours. At the time Uncle Mitt joined up, flyers had to complete 25 missions before they could go home on a short furlough. Not much later, the rules were changed and that number was upped to 30 missions. Uncle Mitt was on his 29th mission when his Flying Fortress was hit and he heard the command Abandon Airplane! He jumped through the tail exit and landed on soft pine needles. He wandered the forest for hours. Eventually, he came to a clearing where his crewmates were hanging from trees. He cut them down. They were all dead. Uncle Mitt looked for Freedom Fighters but saw none. German soldiers picked him up and took him to the most notorious stalag of the war. He was there almost three years. He never talked about what he saw or experienced. When he came home he was 90 pounds lighter, bent in body and spirit. He did not live to his life expectancy. World War II was the war to end all wars. Where is our respect for the men and women who died or were maimed in that war or in the wars we are fighting now? Stores used to be closed on Veterans Day and Memorial Day. Stores are open now, luring people in with the biggest sales of the year. Why dont I see many flags flying now? When did the pride in our country disappear? Where did our patriotism go? Down into the trenches of Vietnam? Was it Korea or the suicide bombers of Iraq? What are we doing to get our pride back? Where is respect for our soldiers and our country? Where are the flags? What would GeeGee say? Marsha Gordon is a resident of Fort Myers. Flag Day is June 14. w b m w m a richLOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly OPINIONUnleash Biden!
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Two years ago, I was concerned that our county commissioners were going to invest more than $200 million to bring Jackson Labs to Ave Maria. When I assessed the risk, it seemed like we were taking a whole bunch of taxpayers money and putting it all in one basket. I met with a group of people who shared my concerns, most of whom I had never met and one of whom was Tim Nance. Since then, Tim has proven to be a great resource, especially on concerns related to the environment and Collier County government. Tim grew up in Fort Lauderdale, where his dad served as the first public defender in the southeastern United States and later as a Broward County circuit judge. Tim earned a degree in political science and another in agriculture from the University of Florida. He and his wife Gayle, a schoolteacher for 35 years, have lived here since 1982, making themselves at home on 14 acres in eastern Collier County. Tim spent the majority of his professional career as a manager with Gargiulo Inc., one of the largest growers and marketers of fresh market tomatoes in the world and one of the largest employers in Collier County. He served in a variety of capacities, including manager of greenhouse and ornamental operations and director of operations for the eastern United States. He has worked in agribusiness management for more than 35 years as an operations manager and as a private consultant, developing management systems for the production of fruits, vegetables, ornamental plants and flowering crops. He has also been involved with the University of Florida Vegetable Advisory Committee, the Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association, the Produce Marketing Association and the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association. A strong proponent of private and community involvement, Tim has been active in a variety of civic and service organizations and charities. His passion for open government and personal freedoms, together with a rare ability to build consensus, has led to his selection for service on numerous volunteer and appointed advisory committees to Collier County local government and the Collier County Metropolitan Planning Organization. He is one of the founders and the treasurer/administrator of the Sergeant Linda Pierre Memorial Scholarship, which was created in response to a desire in the Immokalee community to honor Sgt. Pierre, an Immokalee High School graduate who lost her life in service to our country in the war in Afghanistan. This year, six students received $1,000 scholarships. e v o t e i t bobHARDEN e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org PROFILES IN PARADISEA passion for open government and community involvement Talking points with Tim NanceSomething thats been on your mind: The great changes coming to South Florida and the United States and the tremendous related opportunities.Something your mother was always right about: That old Southern adage: If Momma aint happy, aint nobody happy.Something youll never understand: How quickly people forget and repeat the same mistakes.As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A chemist or a physician.High school job: I started an orchid nursery.Mentors: Stephen OConnell, chief justice of the Florida Supreme Court; Dr. Jasper Joiner, a professor at the University of Florida; and my uncle, accountant Edward Tinkler.Last book read: Lincoln: An Illustrated Biography by Philip Kunhardt Jr. What makes you laugh: Human behavior and the simple things in life.Something people might be surprised to nd out about you: I once worked as an emergency laboratory analyst in a hospital.Skill or talent you wish you had: I wish I could speak several languages.Pet peeve: Open signs on closed businesses.Guilty pleasures: Hardwood smoked barbecue and dark chocolate.What the Paradise Coast really needs: Less regulation and a better business environment to revitalize our economy.Favorite thing about the Paradise Coast: The great diversity of people that live here.What I miss about the Paradise Coast when Im away: The blue sky and fresh breeze.Tim is the current secretary and past president of the Golden Gate Estates Area Civic Association and was named the associations 2009 Citizen of the Year. Other involvement includes the Collier County Rural Lands Stewardship Area review committee, the Estates Area Wildfire Protection Plan Committee, the Golden Gate Frontier Days Festival and the South Florida Water Management District-Big Cypress Basin. Hes also a life member of the Naples Orchid Society.I always look forward to having Tim on my program. 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 JUNE 7-13, 2012 11 years after concluding her collegiate career. Four other T2 Aquatics swimmers have qualified for the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials that take place June 25-July 2 in Omaha, Neb. Theyve come from near and far to train in Naples with a team that has upgraded its profile in the swimming world when it hired Coach Paul Yetter in 2010. He coached from 2001-09 at the North Baltimore Aquatic Center, best known as the home of Olympic legend Michael Phelps, and then served as an assistant coach at Auburn University before joining T2 Aquatics. Coach Yetter is the magnet that pulled Ms. Hoff to Naples. He coached the 23-year-old when she was in her teens. Hes always been very good with me as far as pushing me to the edge but not across the edge, Ms. Hoff says one recent morning, after swimming several thousand yards and then lifting weights. I think thats something that is very rare in a coach. Kevin Erndl, Erikas husband and the founder and director of T2 Aquatics, recruited Coach Yetter. The team is theirs. I like the fact that were in control, Coach Yetter says. Kevin and I and the rest of the staff, we kind of run the team. A lot of teams are run by parents, but not so with us. They want to turn T2 into a swimming mecca, a place that provides programs for children and masters swimmers and, of course, world-class athletes. Its mission statement is bold: To become the top age-group swimming team in the country, meaning youth swimmers from age 5 through high school standouts, competing in age brackets. Older swimmers compete in a masters program. About 275 swimmers and eight coaches are involved across the T2 spectrum of programs. For now, the public face of the team is its elite athletes, these young women with a chance to compete on the worlds biggest sporting stage. In addition to the three mentioned above, all of whom have qualified in eight or more events, the others are Anne-Marie Botek, Bridget Halligan, Karie Haglund and Elise Haan, who have qualified in anywhere from one to four events. Katie HoffKatie Hoff knows that big-time swimming world. She competed in her first Olympics about two months after turning 15. That was in the 2004 Games in Athens. She then came back and won three medals at the 2008 Games in Beijing. In another race, the 200-meter freestyle, she finished fourth, out of the medals but setting an American record in the process. Three medals at the Olympics against the worlds toughest competition sure sounds impressive, but many in the media viewed Ms. Hoffs 2008 performance as disappointing; she didnt dominate the Games the way she had the 2008 Olympic Trials, where she won five races and was sometimes referred to as the phemale Michael Phelps. That was never fair, Coach Yetter says of the comparison to Mr. Phelps. Yes, Ms. Hoff came home from China with three Olympic medals and an American record. No gold, though. She was among the disappointed herself. Oh, yeah, she says, sitting at a table after a weight-training session in the Community School gym near the aquatic center. I think at that point I was disappointed as well, just because I wanted to win gold. I wanted to win more medals because I have very big expectations, but now looking back, that was a really big accomplishment. Its taken me a long time to appreciate it. Im taking a more mature approach. Im proud and look back and go, that was good. Now, however, its not time to look back. Its time to look ahead, to the Trials in Omaha and the Olympics in London, which begin July 27. She could train anywhere and with anybody. Ms. Hoff left California in January to train at T2. Its been super welcoming, she says about the Naples community. I immediately liked it its just so much less stressful than California. People take their time. Theres not always some rush to get somewhere. In the pool, though, Ms. Hoff has to be in a rush. She has to finish ahead of other competitors in Omaha to make OLYMPICFrom page 1 Katie Hoff VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLY Erika Erndl on the blockVANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLY Erika Erndl
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JUNE 7-13, 2012 NEWS A9 the Olympic team, and then ahead of the worlds best in London to win the gold. Shes qualified for 12 events in Omaha but doesnt know which ones shell enter. Shell approach London with a maturity and perspective she didnt have in 2004 or 2008. Completely different person. Completely different place, she says. Id say I definitely have a handle more on telling myself Im very swept up in swimming not being connected to my identity Obviously, I still care a great deal about swimming. But I have more balance. Ms. Hoff reached the finals of the 200-meter individual medley in her first Olympics. I would say I was just really tightly wound, she says. I was definitely super-stressed I was type A and didnt know how to relax I remember feeling that I let people down or something. So it definitely grew me up quick. On the verge of her third Trials, shes diving in with different expectations from the swimming world. The Phelps comparisons are no longer made. Nothing to lose, she says. I really dont have a target on my back like I did in so many events. Coach Yetter sees a different Katie Hoff from the teen he prepared for the 2008 Games. I would say her advantage over four years ago is that shes older and shes wiser, he says. Thats the big thing Shes kind of an underdog, which is different. Shes not the favorite anymore. But still a very formidable presence.Elizabeth Pelton Elizabeth Pelton has spent her senior year of high school living with Kevin and Erika Erndl in Naples, taking courses online and training for the Olympics. Not typical stuff for an 18-year-old. Like Katie Hoff, Ms. Pelton came here for the coaching. The pool was a draw, but Paul was the real reason, she says about Coach Yetter, who coached her in Baltimore. He and I are always on the same wavelength. Were just a good team. If Im feeling lazy or something, he can tell. At an age when many kids are finishing high school and participating on a varsity sports team, Ms. Pelton is a world-class athlete. She swam in the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials as a 14-yearold and was on the U.S. national team in 2009. At last years World Championships, she was on the gold medal 4X100 medley relay team. I was just kind of figuring out what high-level swimming was, she reflects about the 2008 Trials. But now I actually have experience with it. Shes qualified for eight events in the upcoming Trials, but doesnt know yet which ones shell do. Shes also not ready to say shell definitely make the team. My expectation is to go in there and race and just see how it goes, she says. Like Ms. Hoff, she has settled into Southwest Florida and feels quite at home here. The baristas at her local Starbucks know she likes an iced Americano. Although very young in a conventional sense, she believes she can handle the pressure of the Trials. Some people are scared away from the pressure and everything. I think thats the coolest thing ever. Although she admits that she allows herself to think ahead to London, shes quick to stress that she knows its one step at a time toward the Games. Or one stroke at a time. Erika ErndlErika Erndl is 16 years older than Elizabeth Pelton and nearly three times as old as Katie Hoff was during her first Olympics. Shes been to the Olympic Trials before but never to the Olympics. I didnt get that close, she says of the 2008 Trials, adding, This is the first time I could say Im a contender to make it. Ill give it my best shot. Mrs. Erndl, who has qualified for eight events at the Trials, retired from swimming after her collegiate career and became a teacher at The Community School. She stayed fit through running, spinning classes, yoga and Pilates. I was definitely a gym rat, she allows. But in 2007, she had an itch to swim again. When I started swimming again, my goal was just to make the Olympic Trials, she says. And then when I went to the Trials in 2008, I actually did pretty well and I thought, hey, what the heck, why not swim another year? And then I made the national team in 2009 So I was like, OK, well, now Im kind of close to 2012. She made making the U.S. team in 2012 her goal. Like her T2 teammates, she hasnt decided yet which events shell swim at the Trials. Could Mrs. Erndl at her relatively advanced swimming age and after all those years away from competitive swimming make the Olympic team? The skys the limit for Erika, Coach Yetter predicts. It wont be easy. Kevin Erndl estimates about 1,200 men and women will compete at the Trials. Only 26 men and 26 women will make the Olympic team. While Mrs. Erndls goal is making the team, shes also reveling in her athletic lifestyle. I love it, she says. Its the best life in the world. Shes just concluded her weight training for the morning. Im going to go home and eat a whole bunch of egg whites and bagels and fruit and take a nap, she says, and then come back for more swimming. Next stop: Omaha. And after that? Maybe London for the 2012 Olympic Games. Major Chad Senior is an Air Force pararescueman, a specialist who goes into, as the Air Force notes, austere and non-permissive environments to save downed aircrew members. Its tough work for the North Fort Myers High School graduate who, at 37 years old, is based at Patrick Air Force Base in Brevard County. Major Senior is also a two-time Olympian, a man who competed in the modern pentathlon in the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia, and Athens, Greece, respectively. In 2004, he had the honor of walking in the opening ceremonies. To walk in behind our flag was as good as it gets, he says, adding he plans to follow the 2012 Olympics when they take place in London later this summer. Ill be watching and thinking, am I too old to come back? Although his days as a world-class athlete most likely are over, hes not too old for a military career. Hes served two tours in Afghanistan and one in Iraq. His resume is certainly unusual and perhaps unique three combat tours and two Olympics. His sport is also unusual. The modern pentathlon involves five skills: running, swimming, fencing, pistol shooting and horseback show jumping. In 2000, he was ranked No. 1 in the world for a time. At the Olympics that year, he had a shot at a medal, perhaps even gold. His best memory of the Olympics was walking in with the U.S. delegation in 2004. His worst memory? The horse situation, he says without hesitation, a reference to a fiasco in Sydney in 2000. Modern pentathlon athletes are assigned horses at random and have no chance to establish a bond with their equine partners. His horse balked at jumping, costing Senior a medal. He finished sixth that year and 13th in 2004. The overall memory of his days as an athlete is something else, however: Hard work, he says definitively. Its the same for all Olympians, regardless of their sport, he adds. You become obsessive with your training. Two-time Olympian served three toursBY GLENN MILLERFlorida Weekly Correspondent SENIOR ON NBC-TV>> What: The U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials in Omaha, Neb. >> When: 8-9 p.m., June 25-July 1; 8-8:30 p.m. July 2.>> What: The 2012 Olympic Games in London>> When: July 27-Aug. 12>> Details: NBC and its online arms and various networks will offer about 5,500 hours of combined coverage. More than 270 hours will be offered on NBC-TV. Every Olympic event will be streamed live by NBC.>> Info: www.london2012.comSouthwest Floridian Olympic hopefulsSAILING >> Name: Trevor Moore, Naples>> Event: Two-man sailing (teammate Erik Storck)>> Class: 49erSWIMMING TRIALS WOMEN >> T2 Aquatics: AnneMarie Botek, Erika Erndl, Elise Haan, Karie Haglund, Bridget Halligan, Katie Hoff, Elizabeth Pelton>> Swim Florida: Chelsea Franklin, Amy Modglin, Stephanie Peacock>> Gulf Coast Swim Team: Molly DuBraskySWIMMING TRIALS MEN >> Swim Florida: Pavel Babaeu Elizabeth Pelton Coach Yetter COURTESY PHOTOChad Senior at the 2000 Oympic Games in Sydney, Australia
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He is the only secretary of defense in U.S. history to remain in that office to serve two American presidents. New York Jets quarterback and former University of Florida Gator Tim Tebow will command the Town Hall stage on Saturday, March 9. Hailed and revered by many during his college ball years, he joined the NFL in 2010 and led the Denver Broncos to the 2011 playoffs for the first time in six years. Much of the attention he has drawn is not because of his athleticism, however, but because of his faith, as he strives to live out his belief that ones life should consistently reflect integrity, high moral value and a dedication to helping people and communities in need. Wrapping up the Town Hall milestone season will be former U.S. Sen. and presidential candidate Rick Santorum. Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1990 at the age of 32, and serving in the U.S. Senate from 1995-2007, Mr. Santorum is viewed by many as one of the most successful government reformers in our nations history. Unafraid to take on Washingtons powerful special interest groups, he fought for fiscal sanity before it was in fashion. Three subscription packages are available now for the 2013 Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speaker Series: Four Lectures, $750 per person, for admission to the 6-7 p.m. lecture. Lecture-Dinner Series, $1,600 per person, includes the lecture, a cocktail reception with the speaker from 7-7:45 p.m., a three-course dinner with wine from 7:45-8:30 p.m., and a 45-minute moderated Q&A session with the guest speaker from 8:30-9:15 p.m. Town Hall Benefactors, $5,500 for two people, includes everything in the Lecture-Dinner Series plus a pre-lecture reception with the speaker and advance priority notice to Naples Town Hall special events. A portion of the series price is tax-deductible. Town Hall corporate sponsorships are also available for the coming season. For more information, call 659-6524 or visit www.NaplesTownHall.org. TOWN HALLFrom page 1 A new study from Junior Achievement USA and The Allstate Foundation reveals that only 56 percent of teens 14-18 years old think they will be as financially well off or better than their parents. That represents a 37 percent drop from 2011 (89 percent). Despite the report, however, Our young people have the opportunity to shape their own futures as long as they have the skills, knowledge and confidence to do so, says Anne Frazier, president and CEO of Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida. Junior Achievement, with the collaboration of key partners like The Allstate Foundation, continues to expand young peoples access to the tools they need to succeed in the global economy, including critical money-management skills, Ms. Frazier adds. Since 2005, Junior Achievement and The Allstate Foundation have partnered to help students take the information learned about personal finance in the classroom and apply it in their lives after graduation from high school. The JA Economics for Success program, which has helped more than 1.2 million students set personal goals about money and make wise financial choices, also helps empower students to protect themselves from unexpected financial pitfalls. In the 2011-12 school year, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida had more than 400 community volunteers delivering instructional content hours to approximately 12,000 students in grades K-12. While it is disheartening to see a decline in the number of teens who feel they will able to see the same financial success as their parents, it is encouraging to know that programs like Junior Achievement exist to provide teens with tools to propel their financial futures to great heights, says Donald Civgin, president and CEO of Allstate Financial. Other key findings from the survey include: Teens agree money management is important, but they are not doing it. From 2011 to 2012, there was a threefold increase in the number of teens who report not budgeting or managing their money (10 percent in 2011 versus 34 percent in 2012). Teens are not getting as much of their money management information in school as they used to. In 2011, 58 percent of teens reported learning how to manage money in school or from teachers. In 2012, that number dropped to 24 percent. Parents are an important role model. Teens reported a significant drop in their parents or guardians saving more money as a result of the recession (59 percent in 2011 versus 21 percent in 2012). Teens are modeling the same behavior and saving less, too 56 percent plan to save some of their income, down from 89 percent a year ago. An executive summary of the 2012 Junior Achievement USA/Allstate Foundation Teens and Personal Finance Survey is available at www.ja.org. Survey says teens dont expect to be as well off as their parentsSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________
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They act in emergent forms of cooperation swarm intelligence. Functioning mostly through chemical cues, they advise their homeboys where to find food and water, where the good crawlinto cracks are for sleeping, and how to stay attached to their social networks. Challenging business models Dr. Jason Burke rolled out his Hangover Heaven medical bus fleet in Las Vegas in April, offering revelers a faster, clinically proper recovery from their night of excess drinking for a $90 to $150 fee. After giving their medical history, patients receive intravenous saline, with B and C vitamins and whatever prescription or over-the-counter drugs are appropriate, says Dr. Burke (a licensed anesthesiologist). No drunks are served; the patient must be in the hangover stage. One M.D., who hosts a radio show, told CBS News, I think many doctors are kicking themselves because they didnt think of this first. A restaurant set to open in April in West Palm Beach, Fla., named with a Japanese word suggesting good fortune, wealth and prosperity, was denied a trademark by the Florida Division of Corporations. The name in question: the Fuku. In April, Alabamas alcoholic beverage control agency rejected Founders Brewing Co.s request to sell its Dirty Bastard beer in the state, even though Founders pointed out that the state already permits another company to sell Fat Bastard wine. The agency acknowledged the similarity, but said Fat Bastard was approved years ago and that no one at the agency now recalls why. In April, the Taiwan tabloid Apple Daily profiled a 27-year-old man who said he has tripled his previous salary by becoming a public snitch, turning in videos of litterers and spitters violating Taipei laws that reward informants a fee of one-fourth the amount of any fines. In the last two years, the man (Chou) said he has had 5,000 cases result in fines, for which he has been paid the equivalent of $50,000. He said he now teaches classes in snitching. Science on the cutting edge Researchers Need to Believe: Surely the worlds longest-running science experiment is the 85-year-old continuing project to visually ascertain whether pitch (a tar) is liquid. Begun at Englands Cambridge University, the project is now housed at the University of Queensland in Australia, where the custodian believes the next drop (the ninth ever) will fall in 2013. The previous teardrop-shaped bead descended in 2000. Dung beetles are known to researchers to roll perfectly made balls with their back legs and to periodically mount the balls, pirouette and climb down to be on their way. Emily Baird of Lund University in Sweden explained why in a January issue of the journal PLoS One: The beetles are gathering celestial readings to help shepherd their balls home, away from predators. Ms. Bairds specialty is learning how animals with tiny brains perform complex tasks, and to test the dung beetle, she patiently watched 22 of them guide their balls through an obstacle course her team created. People with the condition Alternating Gender Incongruity say they periodically, but repeatedly, sense themselves as of the opposite gender, sometimes imagining to have phantom genitalia of that gender. Professor Vilayanur Ramachandran, of the University of California, San Diegos Center for Brain and Cognition, tested 32 previously undiagnosed AGI sufferers and found mild correlations with multiple-personality disorder, bipolar disorder and, oddly, ambidexterity. His research appeared in April in the journal Medical Hypotheses and was reviewed by Scientific American. Leading economic indicators Two homeless, penniless men in Fresno, Calif., are setting a high bar for frequency, and expense, of ambulance trips to the hospital. A 41-yearold who says he has a major problem with my liver and a 51-year-old allegedly seizure-prone man called for a combined 1,363 trips in 2011, which at the market rate would have cost them $545,000 (apart from evaluations by the hospital, which would have additionally cost more than $500,000), according to a February investigation by the Fresno Bee. Taxpayers and the insured foot the bills (reduced somewhat because the ambulance company and the hospital take lower fees). Neither the ambulance company nor the hospital can refuse to serve the men, and attempts to talk the men out of the trips are either futile or too laborious for the emergency technicians to attempt. Pet mania The expense of caring for a pet, at least among the affluent, appears to be recession-resistant, amounting to about $50 billion in the U.S. for 2011, according to a trade association. Much of that spending is on advanced medical services such as bone marrow transplants at North Carolina State University (65 already performed) and stent procedures to open clogged bladders or kidneys (630 last year) at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. Said one man, who had paid about $25,000 to treat his 10-year-old dogs lymphoma, I wondered if I was doing this for selfish reasons. I asked myself, If I were a 10-year-old dog, would I want to go through this? (Unfortunately, considering dogs short life spans, cancer remissions are almost always short-lived.) NEWS OF THE WEIRDBY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE
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Topics vary and include manatees, sharks, sea turtles, seashells, plant walks, nature films and a marine critter touch tank. Guided kayak trips See birds, marine mammals and other sights of nature while paddling the mangrove tunnels and waters of Rookery Bay and Hall Bay. Guided trips are from 9-11 a.m. on Wednesdays. Cost is $40 for members, $45 for non-members and includes kayak, all equipment, paddling instruction and admission to the learning center. Paddlers must be 12 or older. Advance registration required. Kids Free Fridays Children ages 12 and younger are admitted free with an adult. Activities include marine critter touch tank, story time, crafts, films and weekly series of pre-recorded virtual dolphin encounter presentations and live video Q&A with trainers at the Dolphin Research Center in Marathon, Fla. June 8, July 13: Dolphin Ecology and Conservation June 15, July 20: Dolphin Anatomy and Physiology June 22, July 27: Marine Mammal Maternity June 29, Aug. 3: Cognition Research With Dolphins July 6, Aug. 10: Marine Mammal Health Lectures for adults Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for wine and light refreshments, and presentations begin at 6 p.m. Cost is $10 for the public, $8 for members. Reservations recommended. Wednesday, June 27 Into the Wild with Dolphins & Whales Gene Flipse, president of Conscious Breath Adventures, will introduce guests to some of the most iconic marine species of our sub-tropical corner of the North Atlantic. Wednesday, July 11 Helping Stranded Marine Mammals Presenter Denise Boyd, a research associate for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission marine mammal program in Southwest Florida, has experience working with manatees, whales, dolphins, seals and sea turtles. Wednesday, July 25 Fascinating Humpback Whale Facts Guest speaker Wayne Hasson is president of the Oceans for Youth Foundation. Wednesday, Aug. 15 Manatee Response, Recovery and Research Guest speaker Kati Therriault, a manatee research biologist for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions field lab in Port Charlotte, has participated in and performed numerous rescues and necropsies on manatees, dolphins and whales. Professional workshops Thursday, June 14 (8 a.m. to 3 p.m.) Best Management Practices for the Protection of Water Resources by the Green Industries This certification class for landscapers covers turfgrass management, landscape plants, irrigation systems and pesticide handling. Cost: $30 (includes materials and lunch). Registration required at least three days in advance. Wednesday, July 18 (8 a.m. to 11 a.m.) FloridaFriendly Trimming Practices Open to the public, this workshop will address correct, professional standards for pruning hardwoods and palms. Cost: $15 (includes materials and breakfast). Limited to 25 participants, and registration required at least three days in advance. Thursday, Aug. 9 (8 a.m. to 11 a.m.) Water-Wise and Other Irrigation Concepts Also open to the public, this workshop, covers water conservation tips, irrigation principles and associated legislation. Cost: $15 (includes class materials and breakfast). Registration required at least three days in advance. Tuesday, Aug. 21 (8 a.m. to 11 a.m.) Good Plant, Bad Plant, Right Plant This workshop for landscapers will be taught in Spanish and cover mangrove regulations, invasive plant control and tips on keeping plants healthy. Cost: $15 (includes materials and breakfast). Registration required at least three days in advance. Wednesday, Aug. 29 (8 a.m. to 11 a.m.) Urban Pond Management This workshop, which is open to the public, covers mangrove regulations, invasive plant control and tips on keeping plants healthy. Cost: $15 (includes materials and breakfast). Registration required at least three days in advance. More than three dozen works by Tampa artist Sigrid Tidmore, including Galapagos Flamingos, above, are on display at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center through Sept. 7. The artists Galapagos illustrations, inspired by her vacations on the islands over the past few years, are on black paper, reminiscent of the black lava that is all over the islands. Each piece in the show is accompanied by a short story about its origin.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 7-13, 2012 Go under the bridge at Tin City, past Bayfront, 7 minutes up the river on the right Dine with usReceive a TWO WEEK Complimentary Social Membership FUEL UP AT NAPLES HARBOUR $3.90 PER GALLON 90 octane non-ethanol ValvTect *LOWEST FUEL PRICE IN NAPLES The Ohio State Alumni Club of Naples holds its monthly happy hour social 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 email@example.com. The Womens Cultural Alliance, an affinity group of the Jewish Federation of Collier County, welcomes new members for the 2012-13 season. Annual dues are $60. Programs range from book groups and Spanish and French classes to art studio tours and tai chi classes. Social groups that plan various events are: the Serious Foodies, WCA Couples, the Single Connection, Dinner Dames and Jazzophiles. Four daytrips are planned next season as well as a trip to Israel and Petra in April 2013. Kathleen van Bergen, CEO and president of the Philharmonic Center for the Arts, will be the guest speaker at the WCA Welcome Back luncheon on Friday, Nov. 16, at Grey Oaks Country Club. For more information, contact Jane Hersch 948-0003 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Southwest Florida Federated Republican Women invites registered Republicans to join like-minded women for a lunch meeting on the first Wednesday of each month in the clubhouse at Arbor Trace. Cost is $18. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Anne Brown at 254-9979. The Inbetweeners, a social group for singles ages 40-65, welcomes newcomers and regulars at gatherings every Wednesday. On June 13, the group will meet from 5-7 p.m. at Roys at Bayfront. The June 20 and 27 meetings, also from 5-7 p.m., are at Tavern on the Bay at Bayfront. Visit www.meetup.com/inbetweeners or e-mail email@example.com. Membership in the Social Butterflies is open to all women who want to cultivate friendships, support one anothers career and personal efforts and also help local charities. 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 at Brio Tuscan Grill in Waterside Shops. Guest speaker for the July 3 meeting is Linda Oberhaus, executive director of the Shelter for Abused Women & Children. Cost is $17. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Erica Vanover at 449-3114. The Naples club was chartered in 1973 and has been serving women and girls in Collier County and worldwide ever since. In recent years, members have provided funds and mentoring to the students at the Naples and Immokalee Teenage Parenting Programs and PACE Center for Girls-Collier at Immokalee. Local Scholarships have been provided for Young Women in Public Affairs, Youth Leadership Collier and students at the Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology. In 2011, local Zontians donated $35,000 and volunteered more than 1,300 hours to other nonprofit organizations that enhance the status of women. For membership information, visit www.zonta-naples.org or e-mail info@ 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 on the third Thursday of every month (December meeting is on the second Thursday). Members must attend five luncheons a year and pay annual dues of $40. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www. bonitaspringsnewcomersclub.com. CLUB NOTES
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CALL TODAY!NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 7-13, 2012 A19 COURTESY PHOTOThe Collier Spay Neuter Clinic recently performed its 10,000th sterilization surgery and celebrated with an open house on May 30, less than three years after opening its doors at 2544 Northbrooke Plaza Drive. The Naples-based clinic has one goal: to lower the number of healthy, adoptable pets euthanized in Southwest Florida by offering high quality, affordable sterilization. Shown here is Pallas Diaz, executive director, congratulating the 10,000th patient, a 2-year-old Yorkshire terrier named Teddy, and his owner, Diana Crockett. To learn about clinic services or to make a spay/neuter appointment for your pet, call 514-7647 or visit www.collierspayneuter.org.Comedy 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. Sign up now to Shoot for the StarsRegistration and sponsorship opportunities are available for Shoot for the Stars, a free basketball clinic for ages 8-17 coming up Saturday, Aug. 4, at Community School of Naples. Wali Jones, former Philadelphia 76ers star and former community affairs liaison for the Miami HEAT, will lead the daylong program that is sponsored by the childrens mental wellness program of the Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida. Lessons emphasize academics, problem solving, self-esteem and teamwork along with basketball skills. For registration or information about sponsorship opportunities in connection with the annual Shoot for the Stars clinic in Naples, call the Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida at 2615405 or visit www.mhaswfl.org. Volunteer tutors needed to teach English Literacy Volunteers of Collier County holds its next series of training sessions for tutors from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, June 12, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, and Thursday, June 21. Volunteers must attend all three sessions, after which they will be matched with an LVCC client who wants to learn English. New tutors also are required to attend a follow-up session with LVCC staff from 9-11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2. The summer need for new tutors is great, as this is the time of year when many volunteers are away but when many LVCC students have more time to devote to their English studies. In other LVCC news, three more people are needed to sign up for dance lessons leading up to Dancing with the Stars for Literacy, the organizations major fundraiser that takes place Friday, Nov. 9, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club.For more information about becoming a tutoring or signing up for Dancing with the Stars for Literacy, call 262-4448. CVB offers free PR seminar for tourism representativesThe Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau, in conjunction with its national travel and tourism public relations agency, Lou Hammond & Associates, is holding a free PR seminar for representatives of the tourism and hospitality industry in Collier County from 8:30-11 a.m. Thursday June 14, at the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort. Hotels, attractions, retail stores, restaurants, tour operators and others are encouraged to send a representative. Participants will learn tips for communicating newsworthy information to local and national media and will hear about how to work with the CVB and its agency so they can include information in story pitches and news releases about the Paradise Coast region to national and international travel and news media. Continental breakfast and networking will take place from 8:30-9 a.m.; Lou Hammond, chairman and founder of Lou Hammond & Associates, will speak from 9-10 a.m.; and regional and national business and travel media representatives will hold a panel discussion from 10-11 a.m. The Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort is offering a special event rate of $99 per person on Thursday, June 13, for seminar attendees. Call 394-2511 and mention the tourism PR seminar. After the seminar, the Marriott invites participants to relax on the property and enjoy discounts on motorized water sports and golf greens fees. The seminar is free, but RSVPs are requested. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA20 WEEK OF JUNE 7-13, 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!!! Velma is among one in four in Collier County who suffer from a mental illness. One in nine of us will experience some form of substance abuse. When a family member, friend or coworker battles a mental health or substance abuse problem, we suffer with them. Thankfully, David Lawrence Center is here for our community. A not-for-prot organization founded and still governed by community leaders, the David Lawrence Center is the behavioral health component of our communitys healthcare network. A true local resource, it relies on donations, fees and grants to invest in the health, safety and wellbeing of our community. When you or someone you love needs help, call on the highly compassionate, committed and competent professionals of the David Lawrence Center to inspire you to move beyond the crisis towards life-changing wellness. Mental health is a community issue. Fortunately, theres a community solution. Her Mind is Our Concern. DavidLawrenceCenter.org NAPLES 239-455-8500 IMMOKALEE 239-657-4434After witnessing the unthinkable at 12 years old her mother shot at the hands of her stepfather Velma quit school and started picking in the elds of Immokalee to support her brothers and sisters. Velma remained upbeat and had a family of her own, but then experienced multiple, devastating losses and trauma and was diagnosed with a debilitating health issue. She felt suicide was the only way to escape her sadness, fear and pain. For her childrens sake, she nally asked for help from the David Lawrence Center. Here she found hope, healing and tools to cope with her mental and physical health problems by working with a case manager, therapist, and utilizing the Centers new, innovative telemedicine technology to meet routinely with her psychiatrist in Naples remotely from the Immokalee ofce. Raise a glass to environmental sustainabilityChez Bot French restaurant hosts the inaugural Old Naples Green Drinks happy hour from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, and will continue the gathering on the second Wednesday of every month in the Crayton Cover establishments bar salon and its covered terrace. Anyone who is interested in learning about and discussing local efforts in environmental sustainability is welcome. Green Drinks is an international movement that began in London in 1989 and has grown to include more than 400 chapters in the United States and nearly 800 chapters around the world. At every Old Naples Green Drinks happy hour, Chez Bot will offer twofor-one drink prices on wines by the glass, well cocktails and beer, along with $5 small plates. The Bot Green Cocktail, crafted with mango vodka and champagne and garnished with locally grown mangoes, will be available for $6 each. Non-alcoholic beverages are also available. Those who stay for dinner following the networking event will enjoy a 10 percent discount. A certified city of Naples Green Business, Chez Bot is at 755 12th Ave. S. For more information, call Lisa Boet at 595-7002. For information about Green Drinks, visit www.greendrinks.org.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 7-13, 2012 omas Quigley, M.D.Board Certi ed Eye Physician & SurgeonNaples Bonita Springs www.doctorquigley.comFREEEYE EXAMFOR NEW PATIENTS Summarizing the many advantages of electronic medical records The use of electronic medical records presents enormous benefits to us all. Helen Thompson, a fellow in the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, is directing NCHs efforts forward from where our recently retired CIO Susan Wolff brought us. NCH is among the top 200 hospitals in the nation for the utilization of computer technology in healthcare. This is due in large part to our partnership with Cerner, the largest international health-care computer company in the world. To summarize advantages of electronic medical records in an elevator speech, I offer the following: Availability in emergencies If you are in an accident and unable to explain your medical history to healthcare providers, they can find information about your medications, health issues, test results and more to enable them to quicker, better informed decisions about your emergency care. Protection amid disasters During times of disaster such as a flood or hurricane, your health information can be stored safely in electronic form. Improved care and reduced errors Access to information about care you receive elsewhere gives your health-care providers a better, more complete picture of your health. That means they can make sure the care they provide doesnt interact badly with other treatment you may be receiving. For example, when you cant remember what medications you are taking, health information exchange, a part of electronic medical records, can make information about your conditions and medications available to your health care providers so that they will know the correct care to administer rather than doing something that might be harmful. Tracking for protection When your health information is shared electronically, information about accessing your record is stored electronically. This can include the identity of those who access your record, along with when, why and the types of information they obtained. As a result, it is easier to enforce laws and regulations governing access to electronic records than paper records. Increased safety and efficiency, reduced duplication Because with electronic medical records, health care providers can see what tests youve had, including results, these tests dont have to be repeated as often. Especially with x-rays and certain lab tests, this means you are at less risk from radiation and other side effects. It might also mean you pay less in copayments and deductibles. Nothing is as constant as change, and our NCH community is changing and improving faster than ever before as we embrace the digital age. Dr. Allen Weiss is the president and CEO of Physicians Regional Healthcare System. HEALTHY LIVING allenWEISSallen.firstname.lastname@example.org Continuing ed workshops for health-care prosArea health-care professionals can earn contact hours at the following workshops offered by Florida Gulf Coast University and Mission Sports Inc. at FGCU: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 7 Applied Therapeutic Practices of Motor Learning Rehab through Sport Skill Movement (Lower Extremities) will give physical therapists/trainers techniques to help prepare clients for post-rehab. Fee is $199; 10 contact hours. 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 8 Introduction to Bio-Energetics will help help the clinician/therapist recognize symptoms and outcomes that affect client success. Fee is $149; 7.5 contact hours. Instructor for both workshops is William Elizuk, creator of award-winning exercise DVDs for youth and adults. Register by June 17 and take both classes for $229. Light refreshments will be served; bring a brown bag lunch. For more information or to sign up, visit www.registerce.fgcu.edu.Blood center needs all typesAfter a busy winter/spring season, the Community Blood Center needs to replenish its supplies of all types of blood. Donors can visit the following Community Blood Center locations: Naples: 311 Ninth St. N., on the first floor of the NCH Medical Plaza. Complimentary valet parking for all blood donors. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday; and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday. Call 436-5455. Bonita Springs: 9170 Bonita Beach Road, in Sunshine Plaza. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Thursdays and Fridays. Call 495-1138. For a list of Community Blood Center bloodmobile locations and times, visit www.givebloodcbc.org. New research dashes notions of benign brain plaqueThe time may have come to scrub the idea that brain plaque deposits of protein that clog passages between brain cells might not be all that bad. University of Florida researchers have discovered that people with no signs of dementia during their lives, even though their brains contained the debris typical of Alzheimers disease, probably would have experienced health problems had they lived longer. The study appeared recently in the open access journal Alzheimers Research & Therapy. Scientists suspect patients who experience relatively few cognitive problems even with a substance called amyloid beta protein accumulating in their brains the hallmark of Alzheimers disease might collect a less toxic form of the so-called brain plaque. But UF College of Medicine scientists with colleagues from the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville found few differences when they compared the postmortem brain tissue of Alzheimers patients with that from people who accumulated plaque without symptoms, a condition known as pathological aging. Pathological aging may be early Alzheimers disease rather than a benign form of amyloid protein deposition, or it may be patients with PA are resistant to the toxic effects of the amyloid plaques, Dr. Todd Golde, director of the UFs Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Disease, said. It will be important to understand the differences between these two neurodegenerative pathologies in treatment and prevention efforts. Alzheimers disease is characterized by severe loss of neurons in brain regions important for learning and memory because of overproduction of amyloid beta protein. In a healthy brain, these protein fragments are broken down and eliminated. But when they accumulate, scientists believe amyloid plaque interferes with the brains ability to generate new cells and contributes to tangles twisted masses of protein fibers within the brain cell. The researchers found similar amounts of insoluble amyloid in Alzheimers and pathologically aged brain tissue, with elevated levels in both types of abnormal tissue compared with healthy brain tissue. Researchers also found a great deal of similarity and overlap in the subtypes of amyloid protein, according to Dr. Golde, who is also affiliated with UFs McKnight Brain Institute. Experimental models suggest that therapies that target these proteins may be effective in preventing or delaying disease development. Without treatment or prevention breakthroughs, a projected 7.7 million patients in the U.S. will have Alzheimers by 2030, according to the Alzheimers Association. By 2050, that number will grow to between 11 million and 16 million. SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe University of Florida
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 7-13, 2012 A23 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 239 482 2145Terrell Sletten SPECIAL $79 + tax32 inch stainless steel grab bar and installationOffer good for one 32 inch Franklin Brass PN5732PSBS. Polished ends and peened gripping surface. Limited quantities available. Exp. 6/31/12 888-440-2852 www.lbulighting.com11985 Tamiami Trail N Naples, FL 34110 www.lbulighting.com/specials.aspx Park Royal Hospital has earned accreditation from DNV Healthcare Inc. and successfully completed a required Florida Agency for Health Care Administration licensure survey, allowing the 76-bed psychiatric hospital to accept patients who are commercially insured and those who have Medicare coverage. Reaching these milestones moves Park Royal Hospital into the continuum of care for those having difficulty coping with lifes challenges, President and CEO Michael Metcalf says. We have been treating patients for more than 60 days and are fully prepared to provide much-needed services to this important part of the Southwest Florida population. We encourage people who feel they could benefit from behavioral-health therapy, as well as concerned family members or friends, to call us. Our staff members are available around the clock to answer questions, provide information and determine if Park Royal Hospital can help, he adds. On the campus of Lee Memorial HealthPark in South Fort Myers, the hospital received its Florida Agency for Health Care Administration licensure to accept patients in February. The two-day DNV Healthcare accreditation process conducted in April confirmed the psychiatric hospital meets all clinical and plant operations requirements of the National Integrated Accreditation for Healthcare Organization program. The two-day Medicare licensure survey was completed May 3. Park Royal Hospital provides advanced behavioral health treatment services on both an inpatient and an outpatient basis, treating adult and geriatric patients for depression, anxiety and mood disorders, memory issues, post-traumatic stress disorders and cooccurring mental health and substance abuse issues. The hospital offers crisis intervention services and will serve as an involuntary commitment facility. Any concerned person, including family members, friends or companions, physicians or social workers, can make a referral. Admissions are made 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For more information, call 985-2700 or visit www.ParkRoyalHospital.com. Park Royal approved for private insurance and Medicare coverage SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ COURTESY PHOTOPark Royal Hospital on the campus of HealthPark.
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Summerfest 2012 offers a wide range of fun and free activities for all grade levels in a safe environment at various locations around Collier County, made possible thanks to partnerships with Collier County Parks and Recreation, the Collier County School District and more than 200 area donor businesses and individuals. New this year are child fingerprinting events and the Have a Ball program in which deputies will keep footballs, basketballs and soccer balls in their patrol cars so they can engage in sports activities with kids between calls. CCSO Youth Relations deputies are assigned to summer youth programs instead of to patrol duties, which allows CCSO to expand its summer youth offerings without additional costs to the community. Here are some of the ways the CCSO is reaching out to make sure our community's children and teens have as safe and fun summer: Hot Summer Nights This popular program for students in middle and high school takes place Fridays from 6-9 p.m. at parks and other locations throughout Collier County. Kids can snack on snow cones, popcorn and hot dogs served up by deputies. D.E.P.U .T.Y Club For students in grades one through five, the D.E.P.U .T.Y. Club meets from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays, June 20-July 25, at the Italian American Club Foundation, 7035 Airport-Pulling Road, North Naples. Basketball Gymnasiums at Lely, Golden Gate and Immokalee high schools will be open for basketball and supervised by CCSO Youth Relations deputies several afternoons a week. The gyms will be set up to allow students ages 11-18 to have supervised recreation and interaction with law enforcement. Teen Driver Challenge In the classroom and on the road, this 12-hour program partners newly licensed drivers with deputies to learn skills and laws. Up to 15 students can take part each month. Child IDs CCSO will hold child identification events at various locations over the summer. Deputies will create photo IDs and take child fingerprints. Build-A-Boat High-schoolers ages 14-18 build a boat while earning their boaters safety certificate. The program will take place at Everglades City School, the Collier County Sheriffs Office and at I-Tech in Immokalee. Build-A-Chair Students ages 11-14 work with tools and work together to build a chair at Lely High School, Golden Gate Middle School, Immokalee Middle School, East Naples Middle School/Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology and Everglades Community Center. Middle School Community Outreach Camp CCSO partners with Golden Gate Middle School to offer sixthand seventh-grade students a free day camp with basketball, lacrosse, softball, flag football, soccer and track and field. Fishing Go fishing with CCSO at the Naples Pier. This program is a partnership between CCSO, the city of Naples and the Boys and Girls Club of Collier County. Kids ages 10-16 can fish and learn about water safety from 8 a.m. to noon every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from June 20-Aug. 11. Have A Ball Throughout the summer, the trunks of many marked CCSO patrol cars will contain basketballs, footballs, soccer balls and volley balls. If a deputy is between calls and spots kids congregating, he or she will stop, take out a ball and toss it around with them while getting to know them. The deputy will leave the ball with the children. Have A Ball seeks to build relationships between kids and deputies and to leave kids with not only a positive impression of law enforcement officers, but to keep them occupied in a positive activity. A complete schedule of activities can be found at www.colliersheriff.org. Click on the pull-down tab labeled We Can Help, then on Youth Relations and CCSO Summerfest. Or call CCSO Youth Relations at 530-9741 or e-mail email@example.com for more information.Sheriff Rambosk set to address Leadership alumCollier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk will be the keynote speaker at the next Conservations with Leaders box lunch sponsored by the Leadership Collier Alumni Association. The event starts at noon Thursday, June 21, at the Professional Development Center, 615 Third Ave. S. A law enforcement professional with 30-plus years of local experience, Sheriff Rambosk will discuss his philosophy about the importance of community partnerships and how Leadership Collier alumni can become engaged in local law enforcement issues. The box lunch series is open to graduates of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce leadership programs including Leadership Collier, Growing Associates in Naples, Youth Leadership, Campaign for Leadership and the Leadership Institute. Cost is $15 per person. Lunch is provided by Sugar Palm Caf. Online reservations are required and can be made at www.napleschamber.org. CCSO offers free car seat inspections The Collier County Sheriffs Office can help ensure your child is safely secured in your vehicle(s) through its free car seat inspection service. For more information or to schedule an appointment for a free inspection, contact Marianna Herrera at 252-0367, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.colliersheriff.org.
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Making sure your pet has regular checkups with the veterinarian is the best way to catch and treat developing health issues before they become serious problems. I recommend twice-yearly wellness visits. Just as in human medicine, veterinary care has come a long way in its ability to detect health problems before they become symptomatic and to treat many of those problems simply and effectively. The old adage about an ounce of prevention is just as true in your pets life as it is in your own. Preventive, proactive veterinary care can add years to your pets life. For some pets, the veterinarian is just a vaguely familiar person who gives them treats and rudely palpates their privates once a year. For others, though, this is someone associated with all kinds of discomfort: strange and disturbing odors, barks and hisses of unfamiliar animals, and memories of pain from visits during an illness or following an accident. The veterinarians office can be a scary place, indeed. But it doesnt have to be that way, and it shouldnt be. Making sure you and your pet have found the right veterinary practice can cut down on the stress and strain of visits. Having a practitioner and an actual veterinary practice, from front desk to veterinary technicians and more you can trust and count on when it comes to your pets health care is essential to your pet having a life as long, healthy and happy as possible. Because without a well-run practice, an expert team and great veterinarians, neither you nor your pet will be likely to go as often as you need to, and that means less than optimal health for your pet. What makes a great veterinarian? It starts with your level of confidence and trust and goes from there. Does your dogs veterinarian put you at ease? Do you feel comfortable calling or coming in with any question or concern? Are you taken seriously when you bring your pet in for something non-specific, like overtiredness, a slight change in bathroom habits or becoming snippy with the kids? Does the veterinarian acknowledge your role as Dogtor Mom or Dogtor Dad? A good practitioner respects the fact that you are her eyes and ears at home. Youre the one who knows your pets normal habits and attitudes, and you can be trusted to raise an alarm when something is outright wrong or your pet is just a little off. Do you like the way pets are treated at the practice? Its fair to expect to have confidence in everyone from the receptionist to the surgeon in your vets practice. Ask for a tour of the entire clinic before becoming a client. Beyond reception areas and exam rooms are the areas where the nitty-gritty work of the office takes place, and most veterinarians will be happy to show you around. Employeeand pet-only rooms should reflect the same level of care, compassion and cleanliness as the ones out front. In fact, they must. I have a mantra that you should demand from your veterinarian: that she treat your pet exactly as if you were standing there looking over her shoulder.When you find the veterinarian you can feel that way about, you have found the right one. Make that appointment for a wellness check and get your pets health on track! Dr. Marty Becker is currently on a national tour for Your Cat: The Owners Manual, his newest book with fellow Pet Connection writer Gina Spadafori. Your Dog: The Owners Manual is now available in paperback. For information on where to meet Dr. Becker, visit Vetstreet.com/dr-marty-becker. PET TALES Advances in veterinary medicine have made preventive care even more important. To adopt or foster a petThis weeks pets are from Collier County Domestic Animal Services. Adoption fees for cats are $60 and dogs are $85 and include sterilization surgery, vaccinations, pet license, ID microchip and a bag of food. Visit DAS at 7610 Davis Blvd. from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. For more information, call 252-7387 or visit www.colliergov.net/pets.>>Bella is a sweet, calm, 5-year-old domestic shorthair who loves to give and receive affection. Because she is an older cat, her adoption is free to a quali ed senior citizen and includes a complete care package. >>Carly is a beautiful 2-year-old miniature pinscher mix who weighs about 11 pounds. Shes good on her leash, likes to go for walks and is good with cats and other dogs. >>Huston is a 3-year-old Labrador retriever/foxhound mix who weighs about 50 pounds. Hes good with other dogs and loves to play ball. >>Romeo is a 2-year-old seal point Siamese mix. Totally adorable and classically handsome, hes a wonderful lap cat.Pets of the Week
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Homepath MONEY & INVESTING Business cycles are in control, not central banksHeadlines speak to an eminent demise in Europe. The equity markets are suffering. The AA or higher sovereign debt issues are being gobbled up at increasingly lower yields. And the investors, institutional and retail alike, are running scared. People want to know the future and where to hide until better days come. And they want assurances that better days will ultimately come. The modern day investment professional, schooled in fundamental analysis, operates in a world of linear economic growth; downturns are dips below that line that need fiscal/monetary tweaking to GDP to resume its trajectory. But not all market gurus have linear explanations and some think what should be expected is a 50-70 year rollercoaster ride called an economic cycle an inevitable cycle of ups and downs despite central bankers handstands. Many in this camp of market analytics feel that another downward move in global economies is dictated by the longterm business cycles that ultimately control economies with a power and reach that is far beyond that of central bankers remedies. Some of the better-known names that speak to cycle forces include: Charles Nenner (the former Goldman Sachs market technician who now has his own advisory business) and Bob Prechter of Elliott Wave. Mr. Nenner, who is frequently on CNBC and now gets Business Week limelight coverage for his prognostications, has called April of 2012 as the market top, with a summer rally to follow and then a downhill slide to take us back to 5,000 on the DJIA. He is optimistic relative to Elliott Wave, which envisions a second Great Depression. About 99 percent of the investment community discards these severe cycle forecasts as technical mumbo jumbo. As to Elliott Wave, the public has been hearing gloom and doom for so long that this wave theory faces higher hurdles for acceptance. In the case of Mr. Nenner, as many of his calls have been spot on; they cannot dismiss him. His advisory now serves many hedge funds. Besides these two, there is a voice increasingly heard at the long wave podium: David Knox Barker, author of The K Wave: Profiting from the Cyclical Booms and Busts in the Global Economy. Much of what follows are explanations from Mr. Barkers new book. The core of cycle theory is that economies go through major cycle moves (a big up followed by a big down over a 50-70-year period) and, try though the central bankers might, the cycle forces are now calling for the final part of the economic and equity down leg of the cycle that first lifted off in 1949 and started its descent in 1998. Specifically, the global economy is in the final stage of a global debt bust, as a debt debacle characterizes every cycles ending. The theory is known as the Kondratieff economic long wave. Just as you cant stop a wave from building and reaching its height and then crashing so, too, you cannot stop the forces that build a countrys economy, building it over many years, ultimately to a point where excesses abound through the easy and inappropriate use of credit and then the economy crashes. Kondratieff, a Russian, put forth the principle in the 1920s but was imprisoned in a slave labor camp (the story is told in Solzhenitsyns The Gulag Archipelago) for his statements that U.S. capitalism, though subject to these cycles, would survive but communism would fail. Part of the K wave theory is quite optimistic in that is expects an emergence out of the final down phase, into a time of great economic growth jettisoned by inventions and new technologies. Lest you think that Kondratieff was the first and last to embrace this thinking, consider that a well-known Harvard economics professor, Joseph Schumpeter, embraced the K wave and, even more interestingly, a current genius also embraces it. Jay Forrester is the Massachusetts Institute of Technology researcher who holds the patents to random access memory and he, together with MITs Sloan School of Management, developed a model to explain economic, political and business relationships. The group at MIT did not start with a hypothesis that such a long wave exists; it was just that models output indisputably supported a long wave pattern of expansion and contraction. In the end, Forrester affirmed that long waves are the economic determinative force. But ending badly is not the last chapter of his book. Mr. Barkers bottom line is quite interesting: Prepare for the final leg down in the economy and in equity prices, yet be looking for a new cycle to begin (maybe as early as 2013) and take the worlds economies and equities to new highs. One caveat: Each new 50-70-year cycle begins with a new country leading and most probably the baton will be passed to China. Talk to your advisor and, in investment areas requiring specialization, seek appropriate expertise. Jeannette Showalter, CFA, is a commodities broker with Worldwide Futures Systems, 571-8896. For midweek commentaries, write to showalter@ wwfsyst ems.com. jeannetteSHOWALTER, CFAshowalter@ww fsyst ems.com
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF JUNE 7-13, 2012 havent seen me in three or four days. I used to go right to my room and put my suitcase up and wash my hands and then come out and say, Hey, hows it going? But I think being fully present in the moment when I walk in the door sets the tone differently. In the last year, road warriors like Mr. Amerman have been sent packing more often after corporations cut back on travel during the recessions peak in 2009, travel experts say. There has been a spike in business travel spending nationwide since the recession ended, according to statistics gathered by Global Business Travel Associations quarterly report, sponsored by Visa. Business travel originating in the U.S., including to overseas, grew by 7.2 percent in 2011 to reach $251 billion in spending, and is projected to reach $259.9 billion this year. In 2009, it had fallen to a low of $222.7 billion. Total passengers at Southwest Florida International Airport also increased by more than 120,000 passengers in 2010-11, to more than 7.5 million. Spokesperson Victoria Moreland said the airport doesnt track business travelers, but a very rough rule of thumb is that 20 percent of the total travel for business. Business travel has picked up, said Cameron McCrackan, a corporate travel consultant with Fort Myers-based Geraci Travel. Inflation accounts for some of the increase in spending in GBTAs report. But those numbers are also deflated by post-recession, tech-savvy standards of travel in which businesses are keeping belts tightened. Corporations are more likely to trim travel expenses or hold meetings on a computer; whereas, in boom years, their travel policies were more relaxed, observes William Mitch Mitchell of Hurley Travel Experts. Everybody geared back in and said Mr. Mitchell, who helps manage policies for companies that spend millions per year on travel. In the heyday, they kind of let travelers do their own thing. There were no real managed corporate travel programs in place, at least by Hurleys standard. CenturyLink, the Internet, phone and television service provider, has looked at ways to cut travel costs on its own. I think every responsible company has probably looked at that, said spokesperson Brian Hamman. But weve always operated that way. We did that before the recession as well. CenturyLink uses video and voice conferencing when possible, instead of traveling. We believe in leveraging technology first to minimize travel expenses, Mr. Hamman said. Other companies are doing the same. The majority of our meetings with potential partners are by teleconference and WebEx, said Elaine Floyd, office manager for Kirax, a Bonita Springsbased biotechnology company that develops pharmaceuticals. We even do two of our boardmeetings a year by teleconference.Digitally-assisted savingsMr. Mitchells company represents Delhaize America, which owns Sweetbay Supermarkets, and similar companies that spend roughly $2 million to $10 million per year on travel. He says business is booming as organizations like that are looking for ways to minimize travel costs. His Portland, Mainebased company opened a Naples office last August when Mr. Mitchell moved to Southwest Florida. About 70 percent of Hurleys revenue is based on business travel. To help strike a balance between a companys yin for accountability and an employees yang for autonomy, one of Hurleys partners is a professional online service called Concur. Companies can use it in harmony with their employees favorite apps and online travel services to track purchases in real time. Concur allows a manager on the other end to check and approve expenses in real time, such as a one-way flight rushing home. Those purchases are highlighted on a screen in red or yellow if they are excessive, as opposed to green, the first choice under normal circumstances. That might seem like micro-management to some travelers. Mr. Mitchell, though, maintains that it offers both executives and their employees unparalleled services and options. Other companies, such as the one Mr. Amerman works for, leave the cost cutting to their employees. Skillsoft, which works globally with businesses, governments, and education agencies, have rules to be sure. But they dont worry about employees travel expenses until later. Mr. Amerman and his team of salespeople have general guidelines; they cant buy first class seats, for instance. Otherwise, he employs an arsenal of smartphone apps and online services to find the best deals on and book hotels, rental cars, flights and dinner reservations. With the apps FlightTrack and TripDeck he accesses flight information, keeps records of bills and stays updated on curveballs such as delays or gate changes. Another app called TripIt uses information from the other apps to create a master itinerary (which he can easily share with family) and automatically updates his electronic calendar. He uses Pricelines app to find deals on hotels rooms. The savings might allow him to take potential clients out for dinners that are just that much nicer; likely at places he found on Yelp, where people can post reviews of various venues. His apps keep track of it all and Mr. Amerman submits a monthly expense report to SkillSoft. My philosophy has always been, be a steward of the companys money as if it were your own money, he said.How to travel like a proThe last week in May, SkillSofts Mr. Amerman traveled from Fort Myers to Houston to Birmingham. On Thursday evening around dusk he was waiting at Orlando International Airport for a connecting flight home to Southwest Florida International Airport, and talking with a reporter on his smartphone. The key to business travel is really just being organized and having the attitude: you know theres potential for something to go wrong, dont let it upset you, he said. It is what it is. Its out of my control. But what he is able to control makes traveling, for him, far less suspect than its infamous reputation suggests. As a habitual flier, finding the right airline means a lot, for instance. He flies Southwest and its subsidiary, Air Tran, exclusively and expounds their virtues with a heartfelt sincerity that he should be charging them for. That includes a moving anecdote about how they actually refunded him money to switch flights so he could make it home in time for one of his childrens football games. But to be fair, financial planner Mr. Simon also agreed it is, in general, the most business friendly airline, and he doesnt fly enough to receive its top perks. Mr. Amerman has flown with Southwest or AirTrans on at least 40 trips this year already, qualifying him for Companion Pass status, the company reward programs highest level. It allows him to take someone with him for free on any flight throughout the rest of the year, although Mr. Amerman said he has rarely used it in the past. Last Thanksgiving, he and his family flew roundtrip to South Carolina for nominal fees (about $20 in all) because of the frequent flyer points he amassed. The Southwest system also ranks him against other travelers who fly less, and puts him ahead when it comes to boarding. Such perks sweeten the prospect of life on the move, even though they are ultimately lame prizes for a pang in his heart about equal to the distance traveled plus time spent away from his wife and children. Hes learned to keep his priorities in the order of his choice: God, family, then his job. The Transportation Security Administration, perhaps, ranks fourth. If theres anything major from a family perspective, everything falls out from there, he said. If I have to get back, I get back, and my company appreciates that and understands that. After a particularly trying security checkpoint or just a long day, soothing Christian music helps refresh his roadweary psyche. And one other absolute essential, he added: Bose QuietComfort headphones, which can help drown out a jet engine or screaming baby. All that sustains him until he gets home, which last Thursday night was after his children had gone to bed. Hed wait for those critical first few minutes being back, with them, until morning. TRAVELFrom page 1
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JUNE 7-13, 2012 BUSINESS B5 THE MOTLEY FOOL Wisdom from OmahaHere are some words of wisdom from super-investors Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger from the recent Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting, paraphrased: On gold: Common stocks as a group will do better than gold. If you own an ounce of gold now, in 100 years youll still have an ounce of gold. Its very hard for unproductive assets to be productive investments over any long period of time. On businesses affected by Amazon. com: Amazon is a powerhouse. A business that has millions of happy customers can introduce them to new items. Anything that can easily be bought using a home computer will be affected. It is really terrible for a lot of retailers. (The Motley Fool owns shares of Amazon.com and its newsletters have recommended shares of it.) 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BUSINESS MEETINGS 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. Sponsor is the Naples Concert Band. Cost is $20. 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. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce hosts Business After 5 from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at Imperial Golf Club. Cost is $5 for members, $25 for others. Sign up at www.napleschamber.org/events. The Collier County Lodging & Tourism Alliance hosts a tourism update breakfast beginning at 8 a.m. Wednesday, June 27, at Bellasera Hotel. Guest speaker Jack Wert, executive director of the Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention & Visitors Bureau, will summarize the past winter tourism season in Collier County and discuss summer marketing efforts to attract visitors and meeting groups. Attendance is free for CCLTA members and $10 for others. Seating is limited and reservations are required by June 20. E-mail Pam Calore at pam. email@example.com. 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. Members and guests of the Womens Network of Collier County meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. on the second Tuesday of every month at Shulas at the Hilton Naples. Cost is $22 for members, $25 for others. The next meeting is June 12. Sign up at www.wnocc.org. The East Naples Merchants Association meets for Business After Business at 5:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month. For location and more information, call 4359410 or 643-3600.
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PRIME NAPLES VANDERBILT BEACH LOCATIONServing North Naples and surrounding area. Stop by our on -site Village Walk office Mon-Fri 10-3 Sat-Sun 10-3 All homes now on re-sale market and priced from the low 200's to 500's. Illustrated Properties Real Estate Mortgage Insurance Title Joanne Ciesielski"Dedicated to customer service, integrity and professionalism"239.287.6732 Brian Carey 239.370.8687 Village Walk of Naples Resort Style Living at its Best! Village Walk Town Center is the focus of the community's unique lifestylea lifestyle people dream about; meeting friends for a swim, a work out or a set of tennis..then grabbing lunch or dinner at the on-site restaurant... relaxing to the soothing sounds of fountains or taking a relaxing stroll back home around the many lakes and footbridges.Village Walk o ers a full array of activities, and full recreational facilities reserved exclusively for resident's use with no equity or membership fees! Pristine Pool Home! Pristine 4BR,3.5BA Carlyle with Southern exposure, features plenty of windows to let in the natural light! Cherry, bright neutral interior, upgraded throughout, screened lanai with lake views and heated pool. OWNER WILL CONSIDER ALL REASONABLE OFFERS. $465,000 UPGRADED CUSTOM POOL HOME! 4BR,3BA plus den, Windsor model offers formal dining and living room, updated kitchen,granite, newer appliances, large tile in living areas, large screened lanai with private pool and lake views! $480,000 Oakmont 3BR,2.5 BA with custom kitchen and custom pool, east facing lanai, quick closing available. $399,000 Oakmont 3BR,2.5BA with huge screened patio facing South. Full hurricane shutters, great location and a spotless home. $367,000 STOP YOUR SEARCH! This is the one you have been looking for! Pristine 3BR, 2.5BA Oakmont has all the features today's buyer is looking for! New kitchen cabinets, granite, stainless, newer A/C, complete hurricane protection, screened lanai with lake views and more! $369,900 NEW LISTING ISLAND WALK
Were here for you. Worldwide. OPEN SUNDAY 1-4 23751 Napoli Way, The Colony Golf & Bay Club, Bonita Springs. Brand new luxury home in the elegant community of Bellagio. Wonderful golf course views. Very spacious lanai. Fully furnished. 4BD+Den 3BA 3GA $1,250,000. Tour this gracious home on Sunday. OPEN SUNDAY OPEN SUNDAY 346 Central Avenue, Olde Naples. Custom designed by award winning Sater Design Group. Just three blocks to the beach. $2,695,000 3BD+Den 3BA 2GA. Take a tour on Sunday! OPEN SUNDAY 1-4 23853 Sanctuary Lakes Ct., Pelican Landing, Bonita Springs. Courtyard home with spacious guest house. An excellent value! $698,500 4BD+Den 3BA 3GA $698,500 Stop in on Sunday! OPEN SUNDAY 1-4 23801 Addison Place Court, The Colony Golf & Bay Club, Bonita Springs. Expansive courtyard home with guest home is offered fully furnished. 4BD 4BA 2GA $1,250,000 Stop by Sunday. Make this gulf-front luxury condominium your own with the $40,000 decorating allowance! W onderful sunset views! 2BD+Den 2BA 1GA $639,000 Beautifully upgraded townhouse with canal views. W alk to Ft. Myers beaches, Fishtail Marina & Santini Plaza. Dock space available to purchase. 3BD 3BA 1GA $389,900 Completely renovated. Just across from Lowdermilk Park. Private, lush grounds & swimming pool. 2BD 2BA $319,000 CALL FOR DETAILS
Pelican Isle III #803: Expansive water views, turnkey furnished, 2428SF. $759,000 INTEGRITY EXPERTISE DIRECTION FOR REAL ESTATEAMERIVEST Realty Pelican Isle II #402: Granite kit, wood/tile rs, Gulf of Mexico views, 3/3 2677SF. $839,000 Pelican Isle III #602: Waterfront! Marble oors, new decor, 2 lanais, 2677SF. $799,000 Pelican Isle III #601: 3050SF, end unit, 2 lg. wrap around lanais, Views! $989,000www.GulfnGolfNaples.com www.WigginsPass.com www.Fosterteam.Listingbook.com www.youtube.com/fosterteamnaples firstname.lastname@example.org GENE FOSTER 239.253.8002 BRIDGETTE FOSTER 239.253.8001 'Download AT&T code or = scanner on your 'Smart phone' and read our QR code' Pelican Isle II #302: 2677SF, wood rs, Gulf views, LaPlaya membership avail. $729,000 Pelican Isle II #404: Waterfront, amazing views, furnished, 4/3.5Ba., end unit. $1,099,000 Pelican Isle II #303: Walk into breathtaking views, wood rs, granite kit, furnished. $829,000 Pelican Isle II #702: New A/C units & water heater, W. views of the Gulf of Mexico. $899,000 SOLD Residences of Pelican Isle PENDING PENDING Pelican Isle Boat Slips: Boaters dream 1200 yards from your slip to the Gulf of Mexico
your beach home awaitsPrivate and secluded beachfront home in Olde Naples with Gulf views everywhere you look. Magnicently designed with ve bedrooms ensuite, library, theater room, formal dining room with built in temperature controlled wine coolers, glass elevator & shaft, custom glass hemmed balconies, and luxurious pool area with extensive water features. $11,400,00CHRISTOPHER A. BRAUNchris@allnaples.com239.572.2200www.allnaples.comExpert Naples Real Estate Services for Buyers & Sellers Since 1984 DOWNING-FRYE REALTY INC. tranquil & privateSerene 4/3 courtyard design in Pelican Marsh, quiet cul-de-sac, lake & golf course view. $799,000 panoramic vistas3/2 in Bayfront, large open terrace, shopping & dining within property, walk to 5th Avenue. $599,000 vanderbilt beach2/2 with Gulf views, turnkey furnished, steps to Vanderbilt Beach & Delnor-Wiggins State Park. $395,000 beach & boatingGulf Shore Boulevard, sunny 3/3 built 2004, deeded boat dock included, beach access across street, gorgeous move-in condition. $1,295,000 secluded mooringsCome home to this ideally located 4 bedroom 4 bath home with lots of terric features west of Crayton Road. Surrounded with mature trees & plantings, including the deeded City park and green space that is just across the street with 100+ year old oak trees. Terric open backyard with pool area, close to Mooring residents beach access and a new Publix. $1,095,000 perfect parkshoreWOW updated 4/4, private & quiet large interior lot, impact glass and doors, large paver pool area with bath access ... ready to move into. $849,000 Just Reduced Just Reduced
*All terms subject to credit approval, market conditions and availability. Contact your DHI Mortgage representative for specic information. Based on a FHA 30 Year xed rate mortgage with a sales price of $169,990.00, a loan amount of $166,910.00, an interest rate of 4%, an APR of 4.93 %, an upfront mortgage insurance premium of 1 .75% and a monthly principal and interest payment of $796.86. Payment includes estimated taxes, mortgage insurance, and estimated homeowners insurance, with the HOA fee the monthly payment is $1436.66 APR= Annual Percentage rate. DHI Mortgage Company, Ltd, 13880 Treeline Ave S, Suite 3, Fort Myers, FL 33913. Branch NMLS#257589, Company NMLS #14622. For information on DHIM licensing please visit www.dhimortgage.com/other-pages/ licensing. **Home and community information, including pricing, included features, terms, availability and amenities, are subject to change and prior sale at any time without notice or obligation. Pictures, photographs, features, colors and sizes are approximate for illustration purposes only and will vary from the homes as built. EXP: 7/9/12 Why Rent When Sale-a-bration! Summit Place You Can OWN for $1,218.44 Per MONTH!* 239.354.0243 | drhorton.com/swa Sales Ofce Located in the Buck's Run Sales Model 7743 Buck's Run Drive, Naples, FL 34210 Directions: One block north of Vanderbilt Beach Road on Collier Blvd. Summit Place3 Bedrooms 2.5 Baths 2-Car Garagefrom $169,990**The time to BUY is NOW! btnbfrtbfrtbbfrtbfr bbbtntfr !"#" $%&'%()$*)+(!!,)( )-$*+*(","+$ +$!"(-$" btt tt!"
New coach homes offered in Gateway near JetBlue ParkThe developers who pioneered residential high-rise communities along the Fort Myers waterfront introduce Santa Luz, a gated community of 64 coach homes within Gateway Golf & Country Club, one mile from the new JetBlue Park, spring training home of the Boston Red Sox, near Southwest Florida International Airport east of I-75 in Fort Myers. A community open house is set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 23, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 24. Educators, police, firefighters and emergency medicine technicians who purchase a home that weekend will receive $2,500 cash at closing. Santa Luz offers two floor plans: On the first floor, the Cerrado has 1,640 square feet with three bedrooms and two baths. Prices begin at $159,900. On the second floor, the Estancia has 2,134 square foot with three bedrooms, two baths and a media room. Prices begin at $179,900. Standard design features for both floor plans include granite countertops, a screened lanai, tray ceilings, raised panel cabinets, wind impact glass/sliding door, Moen kitchen and bathroom fixtures and energy-efficient appliances. The Santa Luz community will have a pool and cabana for residents and their guests. Models are open for tours. For more information, stop by the sales center, visit www.SantaLuzFortMyers.com or call Michaele Prange of VIP Realty at 770-7900. Jacki Strategos SRES, G.R.I., e-Pro239-370-1222JStrategos@att.netwww.JackiStrategos.com Richard Droste Realtor239email@example.com Oversized corner lot, extended pool & lanai. 2,395 s.f. & easy ow oor plan. Built in 2000.8836 Lely Island Circle $449,500 OPTIONAL CLUB MEMBERSHIP Lower upgraded unit, huge s.f., 2 BR/2 BA. Soaring ceilings, 2 car garage. Lake view.HawthornesLely $254,900SELLER MOTIVATED2 great units available both offered furnished. 2 BR/ 2 BA w/dynamite front views of the Gulf. Dela Park Place $439,000 & $449,000 CLOSE TO BEACH NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 7-13, 2012 B21 Dont just enjoy the Naples lifestyleNABORNaples Area Board of REALTORS own it Search for your new home on Get more paradise for your dollar than ever before. Lake s eLeccaTeam@gmail.com www.LetsMoveToNaples.com239.776.5423 Chris Lecca C C h C h r i OPEN HOUSE THIS SUNDAY 6/10 1-4PM! 2012 PAINTED PALM DRIVE "TOMMY BAHAMA LIVES HERE! This move-in ready home is located at the tip of a cul-de-sac on an oversized pie shaped lot. Enjoy lake views from your screened lanai with heated lagoon style pool/spa w Aqualink system. Kitchen including Solid Wood Cabinets with Glazing, Granite Counters, and New Stainless Steel appliances. Custom Diagonal Porcelain tile oors, Plantation Shutters throughout, Accordion Hurricane Shutters, crown molding, Key West Style light xtures, Hardwood oors, and so much more! A True Must See! Saturnia Lakes is a gated, amenity rich Resort Style Living Community with 3 Pools, Gym, Saunas, Billiards Room, Tennis Courts, Playground, Basketball Court and more! Priced to Sell $424,900 S aturn i a D.R. Horton new homes under way in Fiddlers CreekD.R. Horton has started construction in the Chiasso neighborhood of 59 single-family residences in Fiddlers Creek off Collier Boulevard on the way to Marco Island. Four floor plans are offered in the Veneta section of the neighborhood: The Washington has 2,788 air-conditioned square feet with three bedrooms plus den, 3 baths and a threecar garage. The Hawthorne offers 2,583 airconditioned square feet with three bedrooms and a study, 3 baths, a great room with a separate nook off of the kitchen area and a three-car garage. The Madison has 3,246 air-conditioned square feet with three bedrooms and a den, four baths and formal living and dining rooms. The Emerson is the largest home, with 3,522 air-conditioned square feet and three bedrooms, 3 baths, a threecar garage and a second-floor bonus area that can be finished as a home theater. Fiddlers Creek residents enjoy a community club and spa, fitness center, multi-pool swimming complex, tennis courts, tot lot, restaurants, The Golf Club and The Tarpon Club. For more information, call 732-9300, visit the sales center at 8152 Fiddlers Creek Parkway or visit www.fiddlerscreek.com.
41 41 41Bonita Springs Bonita SpringsNaplesImmokalee RoadLivingston RoadBonita Beach Road3 Oaks PkwyCoconut RdOld U.S. 41Old U.S. 41Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Blvd. Davis BlvdCollier Blvd Collier Blvd Airport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Park Shore Dr. Rattlesnake Hammock Road Goodlette Frank RoadVanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Marco Island Florida Weeklys Open Houses Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise markedwww.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB22 REAL ESTATE JUNE 7-JUNE 14, 2012 >$300,0001 OLD NAPLES WARWICK CLUB 280 2nd Avenue South #102 $345,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Carol Steeves 239.240.7809 2 GRANDEZZA SAVONA 12598 Grandezza Circle $399,000 PSIR Vivienne Sinkow 239.405.0638>$400,0003 LEMURIA 7172 Lemuria Circle #1602 From $400,000 PSIR Tom Gasbarro 239.404.4883 Sunday 12-4 4 MERCATO THE STRADA 9123 Strada Place From $400,000 PSIR Call 239.594.9400 Monday-Saturday 10-8 & Sunday 12-8>$500,0005 BONITA BAY ESPERIA & TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive From $500,000 PSIR Call 239.495.1105 Monday-Saturday 10-5 & Sunday 10-5 6 OLD NAPLES FRANKLIN ARMS 415 3rd Street South $569,000 PSIR Pat Duggan 239.216.1980>$600,0007 PARK SHORE MERIDIAN CLUB 4901 Gulf Shore Blvd. North, #203 $649,000 PSIR Michael G. Lawler 239.213.7475 8 PELICAN LANDING 23853 Sanctuary Lakes Court $698,500 Engel & Voelkers Tom Ostrander 860.304.1037 Saturday 1-4 June 10, 2012>$700,0009 TWIN EAGLES 12300 Wisteria Drive $730,000 PSIR John DAmelio 239.961.5996 10 OLD NAPLES ST. CHARLES 540 10th Avenue South $739,000 PSIR Marty/Debbi McDermott 239.564.4231 11 PARK SHORE THE SAVOY 4041 Gulf Shore Blvd. North #103 $795,000 PSIR Gary Blaine 239.595.2912 Also Available: #105 $525,000 12 THE STRAND 5934 Barclay Lane $750,000 PSIR Paul Graffy 239.273.0403 13 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE 280 Grande Way From $799,000 PSIR Call 239.594.1700 Monday-Saturday 10-5 & Sunday 12-5>$800,00014 TWINEAGLES 12312 Wisteria Drive $865,000 PSIR Dayle Cartwright 239.595.7853>$900,00015 PELICAN BAY TIERRA MAR 532 Tierra Mar Lane East $995,000 PSIR Beth McNichols 239.821.3304>$1,000,00016 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1220 Gordon River Trail From $1,500,000 PSIR Call 239.261.3148 Monday-Saturday 9-5 & Sunday 12-5 17 PELICAN BAY BRIDGEWATER 640 Bridgeway Lane $1,100,000 PSIR Kathryn Tout 239.250.3583 18 PARK SHORE PARK SHORE TOWER 4251 Gulf Shore Blvd. North #10-A $1,145,000 PSIR Susan Payne 239.777.7209 19 OLD NAPLES VILLA VERONA 259 4th Avenue South $1,150,000 PSIR Marty/Debbi McDermott 239.564.4231 20 THE COLONY 23801 Addison Place Court $1,250,000 Engel & Voelkers Tom Ostrander 860.304.1037 Sunday 1-4 June 10, 2012 21 THE COLONY GOLF & BAY CLUB 23751 Napoli Way $1,250,000 Engel & Voelkers Tom Ostrander 860.304.1037 Sunday 1-4 June 10, 2012 22 PELICAN BAY COCOBAY 7853 Cocobay Drive #2 $1,399,999 PSIR Jeff Cox 239.777.0078 23 OLD NAPLES CATELENA ON 3RD 308 6th Avenue South $1,595,000 PSIR Marty/Debbi McDermott 239.564.4231 24 PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #1709 $1,895,000 PSIR Jean Tarkenton 239.595.0544 Also Available: #609 $1,550,000 #601 $1,525,000 #901 $1,495,000 #204 $1,485,000 #V-11 $850,000>$2,000,00025 VANDERBILT BEACH MORAYA BAY 11125 Gulfshore Drive #407 From $2,500,000 PSIR Call 239.514.5050 Monday-Saturday 10-5 & Sunday 12-5 26 OLD NAPLEs 346 Central Avenue $2,695,000 Engel & Voelkers Kai Prystawik 239.370.0186 Sunday 1-3 June 10, 2012 27 COQUINA SANDS NAPLES CASAMORE 1752 Gulf Shore Blvd. North From $2,800,000 PSIR Call 239.963.4242 Open Daily 12-4>$3,000,00028 OLD NAPLES 175 3rd Street South $3,450,000 PSIR Celine Julie Godof 239.404.9917 29 OLD NAPLES 155 20th Avenue South $3,895,000 PSIR Suzi Barton 239.860.1412 >$6,000,00030 PORT ROYAL 3999 Rum Row $6,500,000 PSIR Steve Allison 239.776.8160 31 PORT ROYAL 3630 Rum Row $6,950,000 PSIR Vincent Bandelier 239.450.5976 >$7,000,00032 PORT ROYAL AREA LITTLE HARBOUR 282 Little Harbour Lane $7,995,000 PSIR Michael G. Lawler 239.213.7475>$10,000,00033 PORT ROYAL 1007 Galleon Drive $10,900,000 PSIR Scott Pearson 612.282.3000 19 4 3 14 2 9 24 21 13 17 15 5 28 20 12 8 23 7 11 18 10 22 25 6 1 27 26 32 29 30 31 33 16
A I Nb Atbb A Ptn Tfr Mb Sb Irb Tfr Sn13659 Manchester Lane I Naples, FL 34109 239.598.2370ManchesterSquareWCI.comWhether youre grilling with friends or letting the kids romp on the playground, the Clubhouse at Manchester Square complements the way you live. Stay in shape at the state-ofthe-art tness center. When you return home, take a relaxing swim in the pool or hit th e court for a pick-up basketball game. With an unbeatable North Naples location close to dining, shopping and beaches, plus seven fabulous single-family home designs oering from 1,557 to 3,395 sq. of air-conditioned living area, Manchester Square oers the latest in Naples lifestyle livingyour lifestyle. 95 9 1 1 Imm o k a l e e R d d d . G oodlette-Frank Rd A irport Pullin g R d. Livi ngston R d N aples N N Va n de rbilt B ea ch R d P ine Ri d ge R d M a nc he s t er r r r Sq ua q q re Whippo o rw ill L a ne Osc e ola T r a i l E x i t 1 0 7 E E x i t 111 Ti b u rn Va derbi an ilt Beac ch SunN-Fu n L a g oo n Waters side Shops at Pel elican Bay p Me r ca t o Amenities that enhance your life. New Homes from the $220,000s The Experience Is Everything. Designer Furnished Models $10,000 in Design Center Selections*Up To*All interior selections are offered through and must be made through the WCI Design Center. Certain selections may not be standard with the price of the home selected. Offer good on new WCI homes contracted by June 30, 2012. Contact the Sales Director at Manchester Square for details. Offer is subject to change or cancellation without notice. All references to clubs and membership opportunities and other amenities are subject to fees, dues and availability. Some photographs may be of locations or activities not in the community. Void where prohibited. WCI Communities, Inc. All rights reserved. CBC058372
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Biker babeThe rumblings of romance on the back of a Harley. C2 A GUIDE TO THE LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE WEEK OF JUNE 7-13, 2012 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTCSECTION BROUGHT TO YOU BY: INSIDEThe High-Rises at Bonita Bay 495-1105 Estuary at Grey Oaks 261-3148 The Strada at Mercato 594-9400 The Village 261-6161 The Gallery 659-0099 Old Naples 434-2424 North Naples 594-9494 The Promenade 948-4000 Fifth Avenue 434-8770 Marco Island 642-2222 Rentals 262-4242 A dark Snow WhiteFairy tale retelling looks great, but falls short elsewhere. C11 Factbased fictionPhil Jason reviews the latest thriller from former National Security Council director. C14 s The organ is the king of instruments, declares James Cochran, echoing Mozart. Theres an incredible feeling of power when you turn on the organ and play a great big chord, the resident organist of the Philharmonic Center for the Arts and director of music at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church in Naples explains. Its true for organs in general, but Dr. Cochran is referring specifically to the Phils one-of-a-kind CasavantOrganists tune up for festivalSEE ORGANISTS, C20 DENNIS GOODMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYBEFORE YOU SNAP THAT NEXT NATURE PHOTO, DENNIS Goodman wants you to stop and think about it first. Its important to see the light and the colors that are around the subject, he says. Make sure it has a pleasing background and that youre bringing out the beautiful colors behind it. Mr. Goodman will share this tip and more when he teaches Snap It Up! Flowers and Macro Photography on Saturday morning, June 16, at the Naples Botanical Garden. The workshop will include time walking around the Garden to make images as well as classroom time to discuss camera settings, composition, bracketing, backgrounds and lighting, plus ideas for editing photos, cropping and finishing using Lightroom 4. Participation is limited to the SEE PHOTOS, C4 Snap it upPhotographer will share tips in workshop at the Garden BY ROBIN DEMATTIAFlorida Weekly Correspondent Dennis GoodmanBY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com COURTESY PHOTODr. James Cochran with The Phils pipe organ.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 7-13, 2012 Schedule your coolsculpting consult today! 239-449-8328www.RiverchaseDermatology.comComplimentary Consultations available at these locations: Fort Myers Spa Blue MD at Riverchase North Naples Spa Blue MD at Riverchase Downtown Naples Riverchase DermatologyNorth Naples 1015 Crosspointe Dr. Downtown Naples 261 9th St. S. Marco Island 950 N. Collier Blvd., #303 Ft. Myers 7331 Gladiolous Dr. Cape Coral 1425 Viscaya Pkwy., #102 Settle the score with stubborn lumps and bumps like muf n tops.Show off the body youve always dreamed of. SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSHow Rolling Thunder turned me into a biker babeMotorcycles have never been my thing Im more of a fast car kind of woman but last weekend changed all that. I had the chance to participate in the Rolling Thunder memorial ride in Washington, D.C., a yearly rally that brings together thousands of bikers, many of them veterans. The riders start out in front of the Pentagon and make their way across the Memorial Bridge to end up at a rallying spot near Arlington Cemetery. On the morning of the ride, two girlfriends and I showed up in front of the Pentagon, looking glaringly out of place. We were suburban preppy in a sea of black leather, and though I stopped early to buy a Rolling Thunder ball cap, the hat did nothing to help us blend. We looked like wed lost our bearings on the way to brunch. But the bikers didnt care. In fact, they hardly noticed. They chatted in tight groups, their backs turned to us so that we could stare at their scraggly hair, the tattoos that snaked over their skin, the beards that hid their faces. We turned to each other as if to ask: Were going to hang out with these guys? When we reached the meeting point, a man with a patch that said Staff on his leather vest asked, You the girls going to ride? We nodded. Come with me, he said. He led us to a group of burly men standing next to big black bikes. These are your girls, he said, and left us with the bikers. They eyed us; we eyed them. One stepped forward. Well, come on then, he said. He paired me off with a thick-chested man not much older than I am, and to my surprise the two of us started chatting. Hed spent 20 years in the military, he told me, and served in Iraq. He showed me the arm hed injured there; the scars ran down his forearm. Now he was a state trooper in Georgia. I like to let this grow out on the weekends, he said and touched the scruff on his face. When he took off his sunglasses, I saw that he had green eyes. With a shower and a shave, I thought, he might not be half-bad. The sound of motorcycles revving reached us across the asphalt and he dipped his head. Guess we better get going. He showed me how to climb on behind him Just like riding a horse, he said and cranked the engine. The Harley rumbled beneath us as we idled in the parking lot and then thundered as we pulled onto the road. The air coasted over the top of my helmet and stirred the hair that hung down my back. It felt great. You like it? the biker asked over his shoulder before the wind swallowed his words. I love it, I said. If hed asked me to run away with him right then, I would have wrapped my arms around his waist and leaned close so he could hear me above the engine. Can we take the bike? I would have said. artisHENDERSONsandydays@floridaweekly.com
PLUS, FREE ADMISSION TO: NAPLES MUSEUMOFART PATTY&JAY BAKER OUT OF THIS WORLD:Extraordinary Costumes from Film & Television ( from the Exper ience Music Project Seattle) FLETCHER BENTON: The Artists Studio (from the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art) MARTIN SCHOELLER Close Up: Larger-than-life photographs of the most recognizable faces of our time SIGHT UNSEEN: Int ernational Photography by Blind Artists PAINTING WOMEN: These works from the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston explore the role of women in art REVELATION: Major Paintings by Jules Olitski MULTIPLICITY: Multiple angles, perspectives & meanings Or use your Free Admission Pass to see any of these exciting exhibitions next season... SHIP TO SHORE: Featuring the Toothpick Titanic and all things nautical! JUAN GENOVS: A retrospective of one of Spains best-known contemporary artists provocative expressionist paintings exploring social & political issues LEADERS IN AMERICAN MODERNISM: A collection representing all of the important movements in American art during the first half of the 20th century! MODERN MEXICAN MASTERS: A wide-ranging exhibition reflecting the color, vibrancy, beauty and mystery of Mexico THE MOUSE HOUSE: A treasure trove of works from the Olga Hirshhorn Collection Use your Free Admission Pass now theres a lot to see at the museum in June... Plus, a FREE gift*EVE RY DAY IN JUNE: T he first 10 Florida res iden ts w ho vi sit the mus eum will recei ve a fre e gi ft! Visit the Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art this month and receive a Free Admission Pass good through July 7, 2013! Enjoy the benefits of off-season less time on the roads, more time at the museum!to our year-round residents!Come explore the wide world of modern & contemporary art at the THANK YOUto our year-round residents!ONE FREE A ADMISSIONPATTY & J AY BAKER NAPLES M M USEUM OF ARTat the Philhar monic Cent er f or the Arts 5833 Pelican Bay B oulevard, Naple s, FL 34108 239-5 97-1 900 ThePhil.orggood through Jul y 7, 2 013 Dont forget to shop the Museum Store for unique gifts, jewelry & other art-related items!*While supplies last. Located at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts: 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples239-597-1900 ThePhil.org Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., noon-4 p.m. $8 adult, $4 student THANK YOU NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 7-13, 2012 C3 The Most Authentic Mexican Food in Town! Pavillion Shopping Center Naples, FL 34108239-431-6206Marco Town Center Marco Island, FL 34145239-394-6555www.margaritassw .comFollow us on Facebook and Twitter for our daily specials 11 to 4:00pm 4 to 6:00pm 3 to 6:00pm Lunch, Dinner & Take Out!Monday Margarita Madness All Day Original Margarita $3.50 BUY 1 ENTREE GET 2ND HALF OFFCoupon not valid with any other specials or offers. One coupon per table. Expires 10/28/12. VIGNETTESBY KELLIUNIQUE FURNISHINGS, ACCESSORIES AND INTERIOR DESIGN.NEWLY EXPANDED SHOWROOM SHOWROOM LOCATION 239.403.4181 WWW.KELLIINTERIORDESIGN.COMA DIVISION OF PICTURE THISLIC #IB26001333 ASID #77859 NCIDQ CERTIFIED FleaBitten, the newest dinner-show production by the comedy duo of Compton & Bennett, premiers Thursday, June 21, at Mongellos restaurant on the East Trail. Rick Compton and Betsy Bennett created and star in the show that they describe as a romp through a retail experience thats more garage sale than Macys, with staffers who are more carnies than fashion consultants, and where the wine doesnt breathe it gasps. Among the 15 colorful characters performed by the two creators are Capn Baldrick, who financed his flea market stall called Golden Buds with, well, golden buds; Good Time Charlie, a down-on-his-luck blues guy; and hairdresser/ wigmaker Earline, who promises that all her wigs are locally grown. In true flea market style, tickets originally $199 are marked down to $24.99. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 793-2644. Comedy duo is back with Mongellos dinner show
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 7-13, 2012 first 12 who register (see box). Upon moving to Naples in 1985 from St. Paul, Minn., Mr. Goodman became inspired to be outdoors and capture moments in time and the images of what we have around us here. Today, he specializes in fine art wildlife and nature photography in the Florida Everglades. He is self-taught and relies on his natural ability as well as experimentation with different types of shots and subjects. The way I approach every one of my shots is I think about how somebody would paint a picture, he explains. If people are going to buy your photographs, you want them to be like art. But taking the picture is just the first step, he emphasizes. How you finish it during the editing process is what makes it stand out. Instead of the popular Adobe PhotoShop software, which many photographers use take out or add in elements in a photo, he prefers to use tools that brighten or darken certain elements of a picture. He considers these editing tools his paintbrush and spends a lot of time making sure the image is precise from top to bottom. I think my colors, the clarity of my composition and the way I crop my images helps me stand out from other photographers, he says. I try to get the detail and be up close. Not everybody has this equipment and lenses. I try to separate myself and get shots that most people cant get. He has won numerous awards for his work, including second place in the World of Color Photography Competition and the Rookery Bay Photography Annual, and awards of distinction from the Bonita National Artfest and Naples Invitational Artfest. His photograph of an eagle with a snook in its clutches was juried into the Camera USA show on exhibit now at The von Liebig Art Center, and other works are on display this summer at the Miromar Design Center. During season, Mr. Goodman often exhibits at local art festivals. He teaches private classes, including photo excursions into the Everglades, and recently led a cruise through Rookery Bay National Estuarine Reserve with the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. He enjoys teaching people how to take great photos, especially those who purchase expensive cameras but dont know how to use them. I get a lot of satisfaction in helping people discover their inner artist, he says. For example, he took a group out to a bird rookery and saw everyone aim their cameras up with open blue sky behind the birds. But just 15 feet over, Mr. Goodman found a yellow tree with green leaves that added color to the images. It had wonderful foliage that really made the photograph. PHOTOSFrom page 1 Snap It Up! Flowers and Micro Photography>> What: A class by photographer Dennis Goodman >> When: 8-10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 16 >> Where: Naples Botanical Garden >> Cost: $95 for Garden members, $105 for others >> Info: 643-7275 or www.naplesgarden.org DENNIS GOODMAN PHOTOGRAPHY
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 7-13, 2012 C5 JUNE 12 28JUNE 12 28Meet at Golf Mania, Suite 154 promptly at 9 a.m.LADIES WORKSHOPSTUESDAYS, JUNE 12, 19 AND 26 9 to 11 a.m. sVoted Southwest Floridas Best Factory Outlet Shopping Center 13 years in a row!Copyright 2012, Miromar Development Corporation. Miromar Outlets is a registered service mark of Miromar Development Corporation.MIROMAR OUTLETSFREE GOLF WORKSHOPSTune up your game at Miromar Outlets with Brad Maybank from Golf Mania/Golf Outlet.OVER 140 TOP DESIGNER AND BRAND NAME OUTLETS INCLUDING SAKS FIFTH AVENUE OFF 5TH, NEIMAN MARCUS LAST CALL STORE, BLOOMINGDALES THE OUTLET STORERegister to win each time you participate. Three possible chances to WIN. *One winner will be selected on June 26 and one on June 28. No purchase necessary.YOU COULD WIN* A CALLAWAY DRIVER OR A ROUND OF GOLF FOR FOUR AT Sponsored by:JUNE 12 AND JUNE 14 Chip verses a Pitch Shot Grip/Stance and AlignmentJUNE 19 AND JUNE 21 Club Selection with the Flight of a Golf Ball JUNE 26 AND JUNE 28 Driving the Golf Ball How to Hit the Driver Long and AccuratelyMENS WORKSHOPSTHURSDAYS, JUNE 14, 21 AND 28 9 to 11 a.m.Events and classes abound at Naples Botanical GardenThere are plenty of ways to enjoy the Naples Botanical Garden this summer. At 4820 Bayshore Drive, the Garden is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (8 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 1-Sept. 16; closed for maintenance Sept. 17-28). Admission for Garden members is free; others pay $12.95 for adults, $7.95 for ages 4-14, free for ages 3 and younger. For more information, call 643-7275 or visit www. naplesgarden. org. Among the summer highlights are: Fathers Day at the Garden 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 17 Treat dad to a day of fun including catch-and-release fishing behind the Kapnick Caribbean Garden. Bring a picnic basket and enjoy a performance of the jazz, blues, rock and soulful sounds of the Sarah Mac Band from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fathers and grandfathers accompanied by children receive free admission. Snap It Up! Photography workshops Master naturalist and photographer Christine Cook will lead basic classes in nature photography techniques focusing on composition, all from 8-10:30 a.m. on consecutive Saturdays, June 23 and 30 and July 7 and 14. Participants must have their own digital or SLR camera and tripod. Limited to 10 participants. Cost: $25 per class for Garden members, $30 for others. W.O.N.D.E.R. Young Garden visitors Walk, Explore, Navigate, Draw, Explore and Read at 10:30 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Junes programming in the Smith Childrens Garden is all about bees. At-home activity packets related to each months theme are new for this summer. Children earn badges and other gifts. Dogs in the Garden Bring your canine friend for a relaxing stroll (excluding the Smith Childrens Garden) from 9-11 a.m. Sundays, 8-11 a.m. Tuesdays and 3-5 p.m. Thursdays. Dogs must be leashed at all times. One dog per adult. Enter at the Visitor Center. Admission is $7.95 for non-members. The walks are supported by the Olde Naples Wellness Center, Animal Specialty Hospital of Florida, Bamboo Cafe, Sabal Palm Animal Hospital and Petco. Early Bird Hours Painters, photographers or hikers are welcome to enjoy the early morning hours beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesdays. Artists must keep all easels and tripods off pathways, do their own set-up and breakdowns, use only eco-friendly paints and work on a tarp or canvas. Master Gardeners Plant Clinic Collier County master gardeners diagnose plant problems and answer questions from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. Thursdays. Free. Get Your Veuve On!Naples Best Champagne Happy Hour Every Friday, 5 pm until Midnight. Enjoy specially priced delectable fare and libations. $5 Veuve Flutes $5 Select Cocktails and Wine $5 Select Appetizers 475 Seagate Drive, Naples, FL 34103 | (Bar) 239.594.6000 | waldorfastorianaples.com FEATURING: Prices subject to change without notice.
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Admission is free, with donations welcome to support the Naples Art Association. 262-6517 or www.naplesart.org. Theater Click, Clack, Moo By The Naples Players in the Tobye Studio at the Sugden Community Theater through June 24. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org. Fireworks, Waterworks, and Other Ridiculous Things By FGCU Theatrelab June 13-17 at Florida Gulf Coast University. 590-7268 or www. theatrelab.fgcu.edu. Rodgers & Hammersteins Cinderella At Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers, through June 23. 278-4422. Try-outs The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs holds youth theater auditions for ages 10 and older for Stuart Little at 5 and 7 p.m. June 7 at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. Rehearsals will take place through the summer, and performances will be Nov. 4-5. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Thursday, June 7 Garden Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Norris Gardens at Palm Cottage, home of the Naples Historical Society, beginning at 10 a.m. today and June 21. $10 per person (free for children and NHS members). 137 12th Ave. S. Reservations: 261-8164. Painting & Pizza The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs hosts Alla Prima, Alla Fun, (Sun) from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at 26100 Old 41 Road. Learn to paint in one session while enjoying wine and pizza. $42 includes canvas, paint, brushes, wine dinner and guidance by painter Patty Kane. 495-8989 or www. artcenterbonita.org. Mercato Music Relax while keeping the beat to the reggae sounds of Jahgape from 6-9 p.m. in the piazza at Mercato. www.mercatoshops.com. Dog Party Gulf Coast Humane Society hosts Dogs Night Out for canines and their companions from 6-8 p.m. at Coconut Point Town Center. 3320364, ext. 309. Friday, June 8 Little Bar Blues The Joey Gilmore Blues Band takes the stage at the Little Bar Restaurant, Marco Island. 3945663 or www.littlebarrestaurant.com. Bluegrass Jam Scott Ritter hosts a bluegrass jam from 7-11 p.m. at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928 or www.fredsnaples.com. Girls Night Its Girls Night Out with complimentary cocktails and hors doeuvres from 9-10 p.m. in the Zig Zag Lounge at the Seminole Casino Immokalee. (800) 218-0007 or www.seminoleimmokaleecasino.com. Saturday, June 9 Time for a Trunk Show A carefully curated collection of 200 certified pre-owned Tourneau timepieces will be at the Tourneau showroom in Waterside Shops today through June 16. Family Event The Naples Area Board of Realtors hosts its annual Family Fun Day from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 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. Dixieland Tunes A celebration of Dixieland jazz runs from 1-3 p.m. at The Norris Center, 755 Eighth Ave. S. 213-3049. Tribute Show A Rod Stewart tribute show starts at 7:15 p.m. at The Stage, 9144 Bonita Beach Road. Dinner seating begins at 5:45 p.m. 405-8566. Live Tunes High Tide plays acoustic rock from 8-10 p.m. in Market Plaza at Gulf Coast Town Center. 2670783 or www.gulfcoasttowncenter.com. Live Music Them Hamilton Boys play from 8-11 p.m. at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928 or www.fredsnaples.com. Sunday, June 10 Great Organ Music The best organists in Southwest Florida perform works from all periods of music history at 3 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or www.ThePhil.org. See story on page C1. Latin Music West Side Tropico performs at Freddie Rebels. 5310 Shirley St. 597-3333 or www.freddierebels.com. 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. $50 per person for wine and hors doeuvres. 389-4511. www. cjsonthebay.com. Monday, June 11 Movie Night The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents a screening and discussion of In The Mood For Love at 7 p.m. at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. $8. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Tuesday, June 12 Raku and You The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents Raku and You from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Learn raku and create your own masterpiece while enjoying a picnic-style meal. $40. 26100 Old 41 Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Free Family Film Gulf Coast Town Center presents Ratatouille beginning around 8:30 p.m. on the Market Plaza lawn. www.gulfcoasttowncenter.com or 267-0783. Wednesday, June 13 Book Talk The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida hosts Up, Up and Oy Vey!, an book talk and signing with Rabbi Simcha Weinstein, at 6 p.m. in association with the current exhibit American Cartoonists, Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. 4760 Tamiami Trail N. RSVP required: 263-9200 or www. holocaustmuseumswfl.org. Open Mic Singers and songwriters showcase their talents from 7:3010:30 p.m. at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. Coming Up Downtown Jazz 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. Music on Fifth Enjoy the sounds of Cruzan Vibes, Tres Amigos, Bill Colletti and FUSE, Radio Flyer, Steel Cruzin, the Ambassadors and Travis Gerbec from 7-10 po.m. along Fifth Avenue South. www.FifthAvenueSouth.com. Island Sounds The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents the island sounds of John Frinzi and John Patti at 7 p.m. June 14 at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. Wear island-style clothing and get a free raffle ticket. $15 members; $20 non-members. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Tribute Show An Elton John tribute show starts at 7:15 p.m. June 14 at The Stage, 9144 Bonita Beach Road. 405-8566. Triple Tribute A Whitney Houston, Dianna Ross and Aretha Franklin tribute show starts at 7:15 p.m. June 15 at The Stage, 9144 Bonita Beach Road. 405-8566. Mustache Bash Cancer Alliance of Naples hosts the 2012 Mustache Bash from 5-8 p.m. June 16 at South Street City Oven & Grill. Come in your best mustache (real or fake) and join the competition for funniest, best and worst. $30 admission; two raffle tickets for everyone with a mustache (real of fake). 1410 Pine Ridge Road. 287-3276. Beachfront Jazz 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 or www. naplesbeachhotel.com. Fathers Day Picnic Bring Dad to the Naples Botanical Garden for a picnic and concert by the Sarah Mac Band from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 17. 6437275 or www.NaplesGarden.org. Grease At the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers, June 28-Aug. 18. 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com. Submit calendar listings and high-resolution photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. E-mail text, jpegs or Word documents are accepted. No pdfs or photos of flyers. 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L O T S A L O B S T E R ! Waterfront Dining Friday, Sunday Saturday, TWO 1 pound lobsters with Lunch, Dinner & Sunday Brunch 263-9940 263-2734 www.napleswaterfrontdining.com fries and slaw or black beans and rice $26.95 Limited time offer. Not good with any other offer.www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 7-13, 2012 ARTS COMMENTARYA night at the opera and another and anotherI just spent a night at the opera, and Im not even a Marx Brother! (ba-dumbum!) Actually, it wasnt one night, but five. And technically, I wasnt at the opera, but at the local movie theater. I was watching the encore presentations of The Metropolitan Operas latest production of Wagners Ring cycle, all 15 or 16 hours of it. Let me quickly explain that Im not an opera buff. Though I cover arts and entertainment and have extensive background in theater, music and the visual arts, I dont have the specialized training of someone steeped in classical music and opera. One of the turn-offs of opera, for me, is that its so pretentious. The singers seem more concerned with being technically perfect than in conveying any emotion. Its like music in a straitjacket, or a very tight, restrictive corset. So how did I wind up watching opera on five nights in May? Well, I was partially influenced by seeing Das Barbec earlier this season at Sanibels Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater. Originally commissioned by the Seattle Opera, the musical relocates Wagners Ring cycle to Texas and features country western music. I have to say, it was one of the strangest performances Ive ever seen. But enjoyable. I had never seen the work Das Barbec was parodying, however, and I was unfamiliar with the characters of the Ring cycle. Whenever anyone mentions Das Rheingold, I think of the commercial I heard when I was a little girl: My beer is Rheingold, the dry beer/Ask for Rheingold whenever you buy beer. And as for Gotterdammerng, the name of the last opera, I think it sounds like someone cursing the Ring in German. I knew the Ring cycle isnt performed as often as many other operas, and thought the screenings at a local theater might be my one opportunity to see them all, as performed at the Met. When I saw a movie trailer about this production, I was hooked, because the staging looked so innovative. And when I learned that Robert Lepage was responsible, that cinched it. Years ago, I saw Lepages film, The Far Side of the Moon, and fell in love with its whimsical surrealism. Hes also worked with Cirque du Soleil and is known for pushing the creative boundaries. So, I decided to push my own boundaries and committed to watching the entire Ring cycle. I wish Id known some things in advance though, such as Mark Twains comment that Wagner is a composer whose music is better than it sounds. Or Rossinis observation that Wagner has beautiful moments but awful quarter hours. The first night I watched Wagners Dream, a two-hour documentary about the making of the Mets latest production of The Ring. (Correction: actually, first I watched The Ring Kings, but that turned out to be a boxing match between Mayweather and Cotto at the MGM Grand in Vegas.) Wagners Dream takes you behind the scenes to see how Lepage designed the opera. He created an enormous computerized set of 24 panels that move together or separately, on an axis, to create a variety of scenes. Three-dimensional images are superimposed on these panels, creating, for example, a forest with snakes slithering around the roots and birds flying. And at one point, it transforms into an aerial view of a staircase, upon which two figures (who are actually at a 90 degree angle to the set) run down the steps. According to the film, Wagner created an opera that was impossible, or at the very least, extremely challenging, to stage, because it includes mermaids underwater, flying horses and gods walking across a rainbow. Lepages staging fulfills all those challenges, and very creatively. For his underwater scenes, he suspended the mermaids in mid-air. (In rehearsals, one of the women, about to dangle in the air, declares, This is effen scary, dawg! That one comment in the documentary made me like opera a whole lot more.)Over, over, overLet me just say, opera is strange. Its overwrought, over-the-top, overly dramatic and any other over you can think of. During all those many hours of watching, I was bored, puzzled, exhilarated, surprised, moved, confused and entertained. (Part of my confusion was because one woman is in three of the operas, but plays a different character in each.) I quickly learned that time in opera is like football time: It can take 17 minutes to do what should only take three. I was probably the only one in the theater who didnt know the plot and was watching partially to discover what happens. But all too often, the action would grind to a stop, and the singers would just stand and sing and sing and sing. It wasnt until weeks afterward that I read about the conductor Arturo Toscanini, who, after sitting through Tristan und Isolde, another of Wagners operas, commented that if the leads had been Italian, they wouldve already had seven children, but theyre Germans, so theyre still talking. And, I have to say too, that German doesnt seem like a great language for opera. Its so harsh and guttural, better suited for punk or speed metal. When all those sounds were a little too much, Id just think of it as a Klingon opera. And the valkyries, goddesses who ride winged horses and collect dead heroes from battlefields, do look very much like Klingon warrior women (without the topographical foreheads.) Theyre every bit as fierce and fearless, though much, much prettier. Deborah Voight plays the lead valkyrie, Brnnhilde, and her performance is captivating.Opera can be kinkyThis four-opera series has giants (who look as if they came out of Where the Wild Things Are), dwarves (including one with dreadlocks), mermaids, flying horses, a dragon, magic potions, spells and a henpecked god who cant keep his zipper zipped. That same god makes a deal with the giants: If theyll build his house, hell give them his wifes sister. Needless to say, this does not go over well with his wife or his sister-in-law. In one of the operas, a man and woman fall in love (and then stand and sing about it for half an hour.) Then they realize theyre actually brother and sister, separated at birth. But that doesnt deter them. (By this point, I was wildly looking around the theater, dying to ask someone: Am I understanding this correctly? And I thought: Wait until the One Million Moms find out about this! Theyll be boycotting the Met and opera!) Whod have thought opera was so kinky? On the fifth night of the series (the documentary followed by the four operas), I hunkered down for the long haul; I knew this opera was more than five hours long. However, as the action was gearing up to the climax, the movie screen suddenly grew full of pixels. The action stopped and then jumped ahead, bypassing 40 to 60 vital minutes of the KEN HOWARD / THE METROPOLITAN OPERADeborah Voigt as Brnnhilde. nancySTETSONnstetson@floridaweekly.com
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 7-13, 2012 C9 Pucci & CatanaLuxury Pet Boutique DESIGNERS Open 7 days a week/10am-10pm Shop Online www.pucciandcatana.com SHOP ONLINE Use Code: CAT10SHOP ONLINE pucciandcatana.com PUZZLE ANSWERS KEN HOWARD / THE METROPOLITAN OPERAA scene from Wagners Die Walkre. opera. Siegfried was dead, Brnnhilde was mourning, and his body was placed on a pyre. Then the performers were taking their curtain bows. I couldnt believe Id just invested 16 hours or so, only to miss out on much of the ending by a transmission glitch. I might be able to catch what I missed in September when PBS airs some or all of this production. (If they broadcast the documentary, Wagners Dream, be sure not to miss it.) Im not totally sold on the genre, but I did see coming attractions for another transmission from the Met that Id like to check out. I dont know what it was, but there was a man in a nuns outfit, and then a scene with three people in a huge bed; it looked like two men and a woman, but during a close-up, you see that one of the men is actually a woman in drag. Maybe operas not so stuffy after all. Several Southwest Florida movie theaters participate in The Met: Live in HD transmissions from The Metropolitan Opera. For more information, visit www.metopera.org.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 7-13, 2012 C17 (239) 530-2225 at Tavern On The Bay Sports Bar & Grill!"WHEN IT RAINS IT POURS!" $1 Bud Light Drafts and $3 Well Vodka Drinks! RUNS ALL SUMMER LONG! NEW SUMMER PROMOTION This 3 -inch porcelain bridal pair with moving arms and paper clothing sold for $18 at a Rachel Davis Fine Arts auction in Cleveland. Each figure is marked Made in Japan. about 3 inches tall and has raised work on one side. It is marked Lauchhammer, with a crown over the name and crossed hammers beneath it. I would like to know who made this vase. A: A bell and art foundry was established in Lauchhammer, Germany, in 1725. B ells, bowls, boxes, candlesticks, mirrors, plaques, sculptures, statues and other items were made in bronze, brass, iron, nickel, tin, zinc and other metals. The foundry is still in business, operating under the name Lauchhammer Kunstguss. Q: A few months ago you wrote about a Bonnyware red plastic biscuit cutter marked For Bisquicks. You asked if anyone had more information about the Bisquick cutter. My aunt collected biscuit and cookie cutters for years. One of her books, Cookie Cutters and Cookie Molds: Art in the Kitchen by Phyllis Steiss Wetherill, explains that Bonny Ware (two words) was a brand name for a hard plastic used in 1932 to make round biscuit cutters as product premiums for General Mills Bisquick baking mix. A customer could mail in one Bisquick box top and receive a 2 3/8-inch green cutter and a 1 5/8-inch white cutter. Wetherill says a 2 1/8-inch yellow Bonny Ware cutter was sold in the General Mills company gift shop. A: We have a copy of Wetherills book in our library and didnt know it discussed Bonny Ware until we read your letter. A recent article in the Jackson (Mich.) Citizen Patriot confirms that Bonny Ware, a molded plastic, was made by the Reynolds Spring Co. of Jackson. Reynolds Springs plastics division opened in 1922 and made plastic products of all kinds. In the late 1920s or early s, the company introduced Bonny Ware, a line of plastic dishes and kitchenware that came in red, orange, pink or green. Pieces were marked Bonny Ware. The newspaper article says that Bisquick gave away the cutters in boxes ... for years. Anything marked Bonny Ware is collectible. Tip: Wash your hands before handling paper collectibles. Wipe off the table before you put valuable papers down on it. There are mold spores in dirt and dust. Terry Kovel answers as many questions as possible through the column. By sending a letter with a question, you give full permission for use in the column or any other Kovel forum. Names, addresses or email addresses will not be published. We cannot guarantee the return of any photograph, but if a stamped envelope is included, we will try. The volume of mail makes personal answers or appraisals impossible. Write to Kovels, Florida Weekly, King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC20 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 7-13, 2012 organ. Made in Quebec, Canada, it boasts 3,604 pipes, four keyboards and a pedal board. The pipes, which open and close electronically, range in size; theyre as tiny as a pinkie all the way to 16 feet high. Its majestic, he says. Every summer, Dr. Cochran serves as recital coordinator for the Phils Festival of Great Organ Music. This years festival takes place at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 10. Ten local organists, including Dr. Cochran, will perform. All have performed in previous years concert. One participant, Paula Leighton, is returning to Naples from her summer home in Maine just to perform, Dr. Cochran says. Others on the program come from Bonita Springs, Fort Myers and Cape Coral. Claire Marie Faasse, the organist at New Hope Presbyterian Church in Fort Myers and a past dean of the Southwest Florida Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, has participated a dozen or so times, although she missed it last year because she was in Europe. I go on these pipe organ tours, Ms. Faasse says. We join a tour of organists and organ aficionados and travel to various cathedrals, churches and colleges to play the pipe organs and study the history of them. She loves the Southwest Florida festival because it gives area organists the chance to share their love of the organ on a first-class instrument in a concert hall setting. Many of us who play in churches every Sunday have the opportunity to present our music in a way that lifts peoples hearts. We have a congregation that appreciates our music, she says. But when we have the opportunity to play in a concert hall, as we do in Naples, (it allows us) to present our craft to a larger, wider audience. Some who attend, she suggests, might not attend church regularly but want to hear pipe organ music. At the Festival of Great Organ Music, they get to hear eight to 10 organists perform in an acoustical setting.A thrill to playPlaying the Phils pipe organ is a peak experience for the musicians. Youre on a concert stage, and its a very fine instrument, Ms. Faasse explains. One has the opportunity to present various colors through that organ that we may not have in our own home churches. We try to choose organ literature that will reflect the beauty of the instrument It can go from a mere whisper to a roar, and very few other instruments can do that. You can just sit at it and make it do what you want it to do. Mozart called the pipe organ the king of instruments because its so varied, not only in its colors but also in its volume, she adds. For James Lorenz, another Cape Coral resident and also a past dean of the Southwest Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, this will be his sixth time performing at the festival. Its wonderful, he says of the experience. Its great fun. Its a concert hall organ, designed to be a fairly powerful sound, very full. Its designed to fill up a huge space Most organs in most churches dont have that demand placed on them, and churches are significantly smaller than the hall. The Phils Casavant is also an expensive instrument. Dr. Lorenz estimates that replacing it today would cost in the neighborhood of $1 million. What does it feel like to sit behind the five keyboards and 3,600-plus pipes? To be in command of that, its as if a single person is playing all of the instruments of an orchestra at once, he says. In fact, he adds, French composers in the 19th century who began writing large, multi-movement pieces for organs called them symphonies, a term typically reserved for orchestras. But because of the variety and volume of sound the pipe organs can make, the composers decided to call their works symphonies. Sitting behind the Philharmonic organ, he says, can have a very intimidating effect on a musician initially. But you come to it, having a full understanding of what youre doing, and you get over the intimidation and just have a blast with it, frankly. Playing the Casavant, Dr. Lorenz says, has a certain thrill. It also has some beautiful, delicate, quiet tones to it. Its not just about sheer testosterone. Dr. Cochran agrees, nothing that this years program is very varied. After the fifth year I said, We have to do soft music too. Everybody was playing the big, French romantic repertoire that this organ was build to play, he says, noting that the Philharmonic pipe organ is modeled on the French symphonic organs found at Notre Dame Cathedral and other big churches in Paris. This years program includes Bachs Air (Suite in D) and Prelude and Fugue in A Minor, Adagio by Barber, Verdis La Traviata and Bizets Carmen.An exciting 16 yearsThe annual concert came about because we had a brand new organ to play, Dr. Cochran says. Myra (Janco Daniels, the Phils founder and first CEO,) was so kind. The local chapter of the American Guild of Organists was very anxious to play the instrument. She said, Why dont we invite everyone to play one piece? In conjunction with that, we had the Naples International Organ Competition. We had a wonderful weekend of recitals, and Myra said, Lets do it every year. Unfortunately, the competition did not continue. But the festival did. Its so much fun, Dr. Cochran says. Everybody sort of pulls out their best, biggest piece and dusts it off. Its highcaliber playing, and a very interesting program. I tell my friends around the country that we have 800 people at the recital, and they just faint; youre lucky if you have 150 people come out to an organ recital. Its been an exciting 16 years. Dr. Lorenzs performance will conclude this years program. Hell play the last movement of Widors Toccata, which he describes as the big barnburner movement. Very flashy and exciting music one of the two most famous organ music ever written. The program draws from organ music from the 1600s to the present. We even get to hear things weve never heard before, and thats fun too, Dr. Lorenz says. Youll find the music to be rather accessible. Its not all dirge. People have that connotation of (organ music) with church: boring and dull. Nothing could be further from the truth. ORGANISTSFrom page 1 Organists, in order of performance >> Dr. James Cochran, founder and director of the 70-voice Philharmonic Center Chorale, resident organist of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and director of the Philharmonic Center Youth Chorale, director of music at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church >> Brian Aranowski, director of music and organist at St. Marys Episcopal Church in Bonita Springs >> Joyce Finlay, coordinator of worship and ministries and organist of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Naples >> Paula Leighton, co-resident organist and chancel and bell choir director at Faith Lutheran Church in Naples >> Brice Gerlach, director of music at First Presbyterian Church and the assistant director and accompanist of the Philharmonic Ceneter Chorales >> Claire Marie Faasse, organist at New Hope Presbyterian Church in Fort Myers >> Sandra M. Averhart, substitute organist in Lee and Collier counties >> John Fenstermaker, director of music at Trinity-by-the-Cove in Naples >> Jonathan Birner, organist and choir director at Grace Lutheran Church in Naples >> James E. Lorenz, organist and choirmaster at St. Lukes Episcopal Church in Fort Myers Festival of Great Organ Music>> When: 3 p.m. Sunday, June 10 >> Where: The Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples >> Cost: $20 for adults and $15 for students >> Information: 597-1900 COURTESY PHOTODr. James Cochran is resident organist of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and recital coordinator for the annual Festival of Great Organ Music. It can go from a mere whisper to a roar, and very few other instruments can do that. Organist Claire Marie Faasse, commenting about the one-of-a-kind, 3,604-pipe Casavant organ at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Naples
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JUNE 7-13, 2012 A & E C21 SAVE THE DATEIts never too early to mark your calendar to youre sure not to miss galas and fundraisers for area charities in the coming social season. Nor is it too soon to list your nonprofit organizations event in Florida Weekly. Send Save the Date details to editor Cindy Pierce at firstname.lastname@example.org. Dates with some of the best men in town go up on the block for Some Enchanted Evening, a bachelor auction to benefit Cancer of Alliance of Naple s, at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at the Hilton Naples. In addition to great local guys, the evenings special guest will be Jason Resmiti from TVs The Bachelorette. Tickets are $125 per person or $800 for a table of eight. For reservations or more information, call 643-4673 or visit www.cancerallianceofnaples.org. Humane Society Naples holds its popular Strut Your Mutt costume parade and contest for best-dressed pets (and owners) on Saturday, Oct. 20, at Germain BMW. Its a great events for vendors of pet products of all kinds as well. The societys 14th annual Tea & Fashion Show moves to The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort this year on Thursday afternoon, Dec. 6. Visit www.humanesocietynaples. com for information about tickets and sponsorship opportunities as the dates draw closer. The Collier County NAACPs 30th annual Freedom Fund banquet is set for 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Hilton Naples. Tickets are $100 per person. For reservations or for information about sponsorships or advertising in the banquet program, call 455-2886, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.naacpcolliercounty.com. The 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. Naples Botanical Garden and Marissa Collections welcome Michael Kors as 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 ready-to-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 are also available. For more information, call the Garden at 643-7275 or visit www.naplesgarden.org. The 2013 Mending Broken Hearts with Hope luncheon to benefit the Shelter for Abused Women & Children is set for Friday, Feb. 22, at The Ritz-Carlton, 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 upper-income 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 775-3862, ext. 261, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Got Download? The iPad App Its Local. Its Entertaining. Its Mobile. Its FREE! Search Florida Weekly in the iTunes App Store today. Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.com iPad is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Chef/owner Alberto Varetto hails from Torino and presided over the kitchen of the venerable Sale e Pepe on Marco Island for more than 10 years. Youll find no mass-produced pasta here. Only freshly made ribbons of pappardelle and taglierini are good enough to be laced with Chef Varettos ragouts; only handfolded envelopes of agnolotti, raviolini and tortelloni are worthy of being stuffed with meats, cheeses and herbs. Flavor pairings such as plump sea scallops with lush lobster sauce and sweet onion confit, and salty pr osciutto with sweet roasted pears and peppery baby arugula, are well conceived. If the to-die-for taglierini with pesto and copious amounts of jumbo lump crabmeat is a fair indication, the fresh pasta dishes are not to be missed. Because the portions of each course were so reasonable, we left feeling fully satisfied but not stuffed and eager to revisit. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed April 2012Buffalo Chips, 26620 Old 41 Road N., Bonita Springs; 947-1000 If you judge a restaurant by its cover, odds are youve never patronized Buffalo Chips. But what the upscale dive, as its owner calls it, lacks in visual appeal it makes up for in homey hospitality and solid, well-executed food. The Buffalo wings are authentic (owner Al Greenwood hails from Buffalo) and exceptionally good, as are the fried green tomatoes. The grouper sandwich and buffalo burger were substantive and tasty. We preferred the fresh-tasting straight-cut French fries to the seasoned curly ones. The vast menu also includes pizza, barbecue, nachos, chili and more. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed August 2011 Grouper & Chips, 338 Ninth St. N., Naples; 643-4577 In an older strip plaza across U.S. 41 from NCH Hospital, Grouper & Chips is a self-described small, unpretentious hole-in-the-wall restaurant. It is indeed so small, that you might find yourself rubbing elbows with other parties or waiting an hour for table (reservations are not accepted). Takeout and delivery are options, but then youd miss out on the warm hospitality of the staff. Besides, once you order, food is quickly delivered. The menu is heavy on fried foods. The night we dined, the conch fritters and grouper did not suffer from greasy excess; the fried shrimp, however, were overwhelmed by batter. You wouldnt expect to find it in a place like this, but the bouillabaisse is loaded with lobster, sea scallops, mussels, shrimp and chunks of grouper and is worth trying. Dessert shooters petite servings of Key lime pie and chocolate mousse are the perfect way to end a meal here. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed October 2011Martin Fierro Restaurant & Steak House, 6002 Radio Road, Naples; 659-5996 Carnivores will be well rewarded for taking the time to find it this Argentinianstyle steak house tucked into a small strip center on Radio Road. The house specialty is parrillada, or a meat platter containing a cornucopia of animal flesh served on an open grill over smoldering wood chips. Although fairly meat focused, the kitchen conjures up an excellent ceviche. A grilled salmon entre delivered to a nearby table looked so good I was sorry I hadnt ordered it. Appetizers of steamed mussels and veal tongue vinaigrette were also delicious. There are no fancy trappings here, no leather booths or tuxedoed servers. Prices are modest, and vegetables accompany entrees without an added charge. For dessert, dulce de leche crepes came filled with rich, gooey caramel cream topped with generous mounds of real whipped cream. Service is leisurely but hospitable. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed February 2011 Noodle Saigon, 13500 Tamiami Trail N., Naples; 598-9400 For an inexpensive but excellent Vietnamese feast, head straight to Noodle Saigon. The 12-page menu might be intimidating at first, but the friendly servers are happy to help newcomers sort through it. Ive found its hard to go wrong here. On my most recent visit, I enjoyed savory asparagus crabmeat soup, shrimp paste on sugar cane, steamed rice crepe with grilled pork, shrimp summer rolls, clams with black bean sauce and the restaurants heavenly version of rare beef pho. For dessert, we followed our servers suggestion and tried a tasty mix of mashed avocado, sweetened condensed milk, ice, lime, sugar and mint. The combination resembled Italian water ice and was a great end to a terrific meal. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed May 2011 Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JUNE 7-13, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 The space at 862 Fifth Ave. S. has been an upscale steakhouse (Corks), and a more casual seafood place (Berts Seafood & Chowder House). Aqua, which opened there earlier this year, floats somewhere in between, never quite anchoring itself to a strong concept. Here is a restaurant offering an $18 shrimp cocktail and $42 steaks, yet settling for supermarket wines by the glass (Kendall-Jackson, Robert Mondavi, etc.) and disposable salt and pepper grinders. Here is a kitchen meticulously plating minimalist morsels such as cubes of seared pork belly, while simultaneously burying a fish fillet in fruity rice. Here is a dining room half-committed to Caribbean colors and Haitian metal sculptures, but also sporting formal lighting fixtures that look like they belong in a museum. Frank Sinatra and other classic singers were crooning in the background to the lingering happy hour as we arrived on a weeknight. Later, the entertainment switched to live musicians playing harp and violin just outside the front door. The aforementioned wine list includes bottles from $50 to $250 by better vintners such as Cakebread, Stags Leap and Opus, but it would be nice to see a few by-theglass selections that we cant find at our neighborhood Publix. We settled for $9 glasses of Trapiche Malbec and Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc both familiar and good enough for a weeknight dinner. Appetizers run the gamut from the ubiquitous calamari to cheese flambed tableside with brandy. We opted for two rootsy items that seem to be trending in these days of Top Chef and Next Food Network Star. The roasted beets ($12) were tender jewels of the deepest amethyst, topped with creamy goat cheese that contributed a tangy counterpoint to the earthy root vegetable. The blood orange gastrique mentioned on the menu was scant, but it was there, adding a hint of sweetness. The only change wed suggest is the serving size: Its just too much for an appetizer. Another trendy little tidbit is pork belly ($12), here seared and painted with a figgy honey-mustard barbecue sauce that was sweet and smoky. I felt a bit fearful of the amount of visible fat on the pork cubes, which resembled layered petit fours of piggy goodness. But once I bit into a slice, my trepidation turned into elation. Said fat melted in the mouth, leaving a creamy texture that contrasted the crisp crust and the succulent shreds of meat. Any pork lover would be in hog heaven over this dish, which was artfully presented on a brushstroke of sauce with delicate pea greens serving like giftwrap ribbons on top. With such a promising start, we expected great things for the main course. Although Aqua touts its steaks and seafood, there is another catchall section of the menu that features dishes such as osso buco, roast chicken, shrimp scampi and linguini with mussels. Again, it seems like the owners are hedging their bets instead of sticking with a central concept. The steaks are cut from grassand cornfed beef and range from a 9-ounce hanger to a 20-ounce bone-in ribeye. Theyre served with Yukon Gold puree (fluffy and delicious), a roasted garlic bulb (creamy enough to eat with a spoon) and broccolini (tender and garlicky, but barely warm). I settled on a 14-ounce New York strip ($37), which came out with a nice grill pattern and juicy interior but not much crust or flavor. It needed salt and pepper for starters. I also tried spreading roasted garlic on it, which helped. As far as I could tell, none of the steaks are offered with accompaniments such as barnaise or wine sauce, which seems odd. In fact, the red-wine-and-pear sauce that accompanied the almond-crusted snapper ($32) would have made a perfect match for beef; it had a lovely note of cinnamon. As for the fish, it was a bit hard to find between the salad on top of it and the large amount of pineapple in the risotto underneath it. The fruit dominated the dish, leaving the nicely crusted snapper to play a minor role. A little more attention to the execution here would put this back in balance. Among the dessert options is bananas Foster an old-school bit of show business. Formal tableside service is indeed offered from first to final course, what with that aforementioned flambed cheese and the Dover sole entre that is deboned tableside. We did not take advantage of this, but service was fine throughout the evening attentive and nicely timed but unobtrusive. For dessert, we chose instead an exemplary panna cotta ($9) topped with cherries in syrup and a dense pecan caramel fudge cake ($9) that was extremely chocolatey but a tad dry in the cake layer. Aqua has some things going for it but needs to clarify its identity. I would probably return just for the pork belly, although my cholesterol count would suffer for it. Time will tell if Aqua will hold its own against more consistent, more clearly defined establishments on the restaurant row that is Fifth Avenue. Thursday, June 7, 8 p.m., Bar Louie: Ta ter tot lovers should belly up to Bar Louie for the fourth annual Rock the Tot competition, a national event involving dozens of Bar Louie locations. Enter solo (whoever eats the most tots, by weight, in a specified time wine) or as a four-person team (first team to complete four baskets wins). Prizes include gift cards and a party for 20; Gulf Coast Town Center, Alico Road and Ben Hill Griffin Parkway; 432-0389. Registration required. Friday, June 8, 15, 22 and 29, 5-7 p .m., Old W orld Foods Market: Sample wines from California, Europe, South America and South Africa along with cheeses, phyllo pastries and other goodies; free, 2800 Davis Blvd., Naples; 6923020 or www.oldworldmarket.info. Sunday, June 10, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Ba y side Seaf ood Grill & Bar: Theres a party on the upper deck bar patio featuring a picnic-style dinner steak and grilled shrimp or wahoo, salad, vegetables and dessert and live music; $35 in advance, $45 at the door; Village on Venetian Bay, 4270 Gulfshore Blvd. N.; 649-5552. Thursday, June 14, 5-7 p.m., Decant ed: T ry y our hand at 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 C asino Immok alee: 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 Collier C ounty 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. Saturday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Nor t h Naples Green Market, inside at Our Savior Lutheran Chur ch, 1955 Curling Ave.; 594-9358. Sunday, 8 a.m.-noon, F r eedom Park, 151 Golden Gate Parkway. Send items to email@example.com & wine CALENDAR CUISINEAqua floating in a place between formal and casual Aqua 862 Fifth Ave. S., Naples; 213-1111 Ratings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: >> Hours: Lunch from 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. daily; dinner from 4-10 p.m. >> Reservations: Accepted >> Credit cards: Accepted >> Price range: Appetizers, $6-$18; entrees, $22-$42 >> Beverages: Full bar >> Specialties of the house: Steaks and seafood >> Volume: Low >> Parking: Street and municipal lots >> Website: www.aqua fth.com Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor drewSTERWALDpgnews@floridaweekly.com DREW STERWALD / FLORIDA WEEKLY g arlic b ulb (cream y enou g h to eat with s p oon) and broccolini nderandgarlickybut fud g e cake ( $ 9) t hat was extremel y c hocolatey but a tad dry i n the cake la y er. A qua has some thin g s g oin g for it b ut needs to clarif y its identit y I would probabl y return just for the pork bell y althou g h my cholesterol count would suf f e r f o r it. Time will tell if A q ua will hold its ownagainstmoreconsistentmoreclearly DREW STERWALD / FLORIDA WEEKLY t r estaurant offerin g an $18 a il and $42 steaks, y et u permarket wines by ndall-Jackson, Robetc.) and a l t k le ly filrice resembled layered l (t en ba on s a (ten e d F or an e t o p a Goat cheese gives a contrasting tang to sweet roasted beets. Above: Almond-crusted snapper is paired with coconut-pineapple risotto. Right: Pecan caramel fudge cake will satisfy your sweet tooth.A New York strip is served with roasted garlic and broccolini.
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