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Fond farewellNaples Illustrated bids goodbye to longtime editor, and more fun around town. C21-24 Pedaling and profitsBicycle sales are pumping up. B1 www.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. IV, No. 37 FREE WEEK OF JUNE 21-27, 2012 OPINION A4 PROFILE IN PARADISE A6 HEALTHY LIVING A18 PETS OF THE WEEK A22 NETWORKING B6 REAL ESTATE B7 OPEN HOUSE MAP B22 PUZZLES C10 FILM REVIEW C11 BOOK REVIEW C12 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. Before the pollsAttend or tune in to League of Women Voters forums; cast a straw vote at Politics In the Park. A7 Great readsNovelist examines what makes for a bestseller. C1 Hammie jut might be the luckiest hamster in the world to have an owner like 13-year-old Katie West of Naples. She makes him vegetable soup when hes sick, supervises his backyard adventures and lets him swim in the bathtub. When Hammie developed a cluster of tumors near his ribs about a month ago, Katie spent an evening researching his symptoms online, in spite of warnings from her mom, Karrie West, that Hammie probably wouldnt survive. I thought for sure he was a goner, Ms. West says.A hamster and his owner share health ordealsBY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ oridaweekly.com SEE HAMSTER, A21 #1 WERE FLORIDABY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ oridaweekly.com BY R OG E ER W IL LI AM S r williams @ @ oridaweekly.com NUMBER ONE. In sports, its usually cause for celebration. In sales, in earnings, in awards or accolades, ditto. But in public corruption, the number-one ranking serves both as cause for despair and as a wake-up call to people who elect or appoint public servants. Their question should become, Why, and how can we fix it? IN PUBLIC CORRUPTION { { SEE CORRUPTION, A8 COURTESY PHOTOKatie West holds her pet hamster. Both have undergone surgery to remove tumors. Karrie West, the girls mother, looks on.

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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 21-27, 2012 (Note: Last week, President Barack Obama championed the words inscribed on the Statue of Liberty by signing an executive order to allow illegal immigrants raised and educated in the United States a chance to live and work here legally. This column considering that problem first appeared in July 2010. )Once upon a time long ago and far away across the Nolichuky River in eastern Tennessee, there lived a man named Davy Crockett. Word for word, thats how my oldest sons maternal grandfather used to start his stories. He came from New York, where his own father and seven uncles were Russian immigrants. The family story was that once upon a time, long ago and far away across the Nolichucky River in eastern Tennessee, theyd arrived in New York Harbor illegally, then jumped off the boat and swum ashore. All eight of them. Ive swum in New York Harbor myself. It was sharply, strikingly cold, and I smelled like the water for a couple of days after, which made me feel like an oil-soaked bird. Maybe thats how the Tarnowers felt. Their original name had been a little longer, but Tarnower is what they settled on, in part to wash the oil of another culture off their shiny new American feathers. Once in New York, in addition to speaking no English, understanding nothing about the culture and having few or no friends, they made a living. And survived to produce Evans grandfather, Bill Tarnower, who became a doctor. Not only an M.D., but a widely respected psychiatrist at the famous Menninger Foundation in Topeka, Kansas. Imagine the immense energy and effort it must have taken to move from illegal Russian immigrant to medical doctor and fullblooded American in a single generation. Bill used to wear cowboy boots along with silver-and-turquoise bolo ties when he attended barbecues or fished for bass in a lake at a place called the Roundup Club the only club he ever joined. It was a country club actually located in the country, where his son and three daughters could grow up with horses. For a New York Jew, country clubbing in the Midwest in the 1950s or s was probably fraught with hazards. But the Roundup Club was about horses not about exclusion. Bill loved horses, along with cows and cowboys and the Western culture. His son later became a long-time rodeo cowboy, riding both broncs and bulls. As a child and the son of immigrants, though, Bills life was entirely different from that of his children. He used to skip school and sneak into Radio City Music Hall to catch the shows. He also contracted rheumatic fever, which almost killed him. When he was 10 or 12, his parents sent him from New York to the other end of the universe: Texas. There, he spent part of his youth convalescing and later went back to attend medical school at the University of Texas. After that, he married a bright, capable woman who had been raised in Wisconsin and had become a psychiatric nurse at Menningers. Thats where they met a small-town Catholic girl named Doris Sheen and a big-city Russian Jew named William Tarnower. The love between them sparked and snapped like an exposed wire. From my vantage, everything that happened to all of them was star struck with good fortune, because out of it came my oldest son, who writes for this newspaper. Although my marriage to his mother didnt last, in the end that was the least of it. Evan is here. Without an immigrant experience the Tarnowers he wouldnt be. And thats only one immigrant experience. Others happened on both sides of that family, and in my own family back a couple of generations, too. Apparently, somebody had believed the famous words offered by Lady Liberty, standing tall in the middle of New York Harbor: Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempesttost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door. Many somebodies were willing to face massive discrimination and extended periods of poverty just to prove those words true. Although most arguably had it easier than African Americans, it was never easy for any of them: the Irish or Italians, the Germans or Poles or Russians, the Norwegians or Swedes. Or for the many Chinese, and later the Japanese and Vietnamese. They got equal rights handed to them on the toe of a boot by established Americans: They were all equally ill-treated with a proverbial kick in the ass, right through the middle of World War II and the waning years of the 20th century. And the beat goes on. Since the 1960s, people have complained about Cuban immigrants. Since the 1970s, people have complained about Vietnamese immigrants. And since the 1980s and s, theyve complained about and in some cases gone out of their ways to mistreat the newest Americans who arrive from south of the border. Once again, immigrants take the heat while the rest of us sit in the air conditioning, whining about them. I know one boy, a high school student here in Southwest Florida, who epitomizes the kind of immigrant American we want. Although his parents cant speak the language, his English is so clear and clean you could see through it, if words were glass. Hes enrolled in the accelerated program at his school, where he earns As. Hes tough, hes kind, and since his father often travels to agricultural fields nationwide, he stands in to take care of four little brothers and sisters, with his mom. But at almost 16, hes the only one of the five children who remains illegal himself. Thats because he arrived here from Mexico when he was 1. When his father was arrested and imprisoned as part of a new crackdown on illegal aliens a few weeks ago, the boy was left in charge. His mom, also without the proper papers, cant drive and doesnt work. Welcome to America, pal. It can suck, I know. My only hope is that someday, that boy will be an old man sitting in a comfortable home somewhere in the country of my children and grandchildren, telling his own grandchildren an American story. And it will start something like this: Once upon a time, long ago and far away across the Nolichuky River in eastern Tennessee, there lived a man named Davy Crockett. COMMENTARY I lift my lamp beside the golden door i t t E b w M rogerWILLIAMSrwilliams@floridaweekly.com

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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 21-27, 2012 PublisherShelley Lundslund@floridaweekly.comEditorCindy Piercecpierce@floridaweekly.com Reporters & ColumnistsKaren Feldman Artis Henderson Jim McCracken Athena Ponushis Jeannette Showalter Nancy Stetson Maureen Sullivan-Hartung Evan Williams Roger WilliamsPhotographersPeggy Farren Bernadette La Paglia Marla Ottenstein Charlie McDonald Bob Raymond Stephen WrightCopy EditorCathy CottrillPresentation EditorEric Raddatz eraddatz@floridaweekly.comGraphic DesignersChris Andruskiewicz Hannah Arnone Nick Bear Paul Heinrich Rebecca Trani Natalie Zellers Circulation ManagerPenny Kennedy pkennedy@floridaweekly.comCirculationDavid Anderson Paul Neumann Greg TretwoldAccount ExecutivesNicole Ryan nryan@floridaweekly.com Cori Higgins chiggins@floridaweekly.com Aron Hubers ahubers@floridaweekly.com Sales and Marketing AssistantCarolyn AhoBusiness Office ManagerKelli CaricoPublished by Florida Media Group LLCPason Gaddis pgaddis@floridaweekly.com Jeffrey Cull jcull@floridaweekly.com Jim Dickerson jdickerson@floridaweekly.com Street Address: Naples Florida Weekly 9051 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 202 Naples, Florida 34108 Subscriptions:Copyright: The contents of the Florida Weekly are copyright 2011 by Florida Media Group, LLC. No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.325.1960 or visit us on the web at www.floridaweekly.com and click on subscribe today.One-year mailed subscriptions: $31.95 in-county$52.95 in-state $59.95 out-of-state richLOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly OPINIONA bad case of national amnesia amyGOODMANSpecial to Florida Weekly Across that bridge, again As the election season heats up, an increasing number of states are working to limit the number of people who are allowed to vote. Already we have a shamefully low percentage of those eligible to vote actually participating. Florida, a key swing state, is preparing for the Republican National Convention, five days of pomp promoted as a celebration of democracy. While throwing this party, Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott, along with his secretary of state, Ken Detzner, are systematically throwing people off the voter rolls, based on flawed, outdated Florida state databases. Many eligible Florida voters recently received a letter saying they were removed and had limited time to prove their citizenship. Hundreds of cases emerged where people with long-standing U.S. citizenship were being purged. According to the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida, of those singled out to prove their citizenship, 61 percent are Hispanic when only 14 percent of registered Florida voters are Hispanic, suggesting an attempt to purge Latinos, who tend to vote Democratic. Recall the year 2000, when then-Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris systematically purged African-Americans from voter rolls. The U.S. Justice Department has ordered Detzner to stop the purge, but he and Gov. Scott promise to continue. The Justice Department has sued the state in federal court, as have the ACLU and other groups. For Georgia Congressman John Lewis, efforts to limit access to vote are not just bureaucratic. It is unreal, it is unbelievable, that at this time in our history, 40 years after the Voting Rights Act was signed and passed into law, that were trying to go backward. I think there is a systematic, deliberate attack on the part of so many of these states, not just Florida, but its all across the country. ... Some people were beaten, shot and murdered trying to help people become registered voters. I can never forget the three civil-rights workers that were murdered in the state of Mississippi on the night of June 21, 1964, he said, recalling the murder of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, killed while registering AfricanAmericans to vote. Back in 1961, Lewis, just 21 years old, was a leader of the Freedom Rides, testing new federal laws banning segregation in interstate travel. He and many others were severely beaten when their buses crossed state lines into the Deep South. He sat down at segregated lunch counters, and joined the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, soon rising to chair the organization. He told me about a pivotal moment in his life, and this nations history, the march over the Edmund Pettus Bridge: On March 7, 1965, a group of us tried to march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, to dramatize to the nation that people wanted to vote. One young African-American man had been shot and killed a few days earlier, in an adjoining county, called Perry County. Because of what happened to him we made a decision to march. In Selma, Alabama, in 1965, only 2.1 percent of blacks of voting age were registered to vote. The only place you could attempt to register was to go down to the courthouse, you had to pass a so-called literacy test. As Lewis and scores of others tried to cross the Pettus Bridge in Selma, at the beginning of their 50-mile march to Montgomery, Lewis recalled, we got to the top of the bridge, we saw a sea of blue, Alabama state troopers, and we continued to walk, we came within hearing distance of the state troopers. One said, Im Major John Cloud of the Alabama State Troopers, this is an unlawful march, it will not be allowed to continue, I give you three minutes to disperse, return to your church. ... You saw these guys putting on their gas masks, they came toward us beating us with nightsticks and bullwhips and trampling us with horses. I was hit in the head by a state trooper with a nightstick. I had a concussion at the bridge. My legs went out from under me. I felt like I was going to die. I thought I saw death. When I asked Lewis what propelled him forward in the face of such violence, he said, My mother, my father, my grandparents, my uncle and aunts, people all around me had never registered to vote. Universal suffrage, the right to vote, is never safe, never secure, never complete. This election season will be one where money from a few will have enormous influence, while the votes of many are being eliminated, their voices effectively silenced. Unless people fight to dramatically expand voter participation, not just prevent the purges, our democracy is in serious danger. Denis Moynihan contributed research to this column. Amy Goodman is the host of Democracy Now!, a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 1,000 stations in North America. She is the author of Breaking the Sound Barrier, recently released in paperback and now a New York Times best-seller.The Declaration of Independence is a poor excuse for an obscure historical document. Its not the Magna Carta or the Peace of Augsburg. Its name is so straightwordly functional, it almost makes you wonder why the Founders werent more imaginative. Yet only 35 percent of American fourth-graders know the purpose of the Declaration of Independence, according to a National Assessment of Educational Progress. The findings of the test administered to representative samples of fourth-, eighthand 12th-graders are another dreary recitation of the historical ignorance of Americas students. Only 20 percent of fourth-graders, 17 percent of eighth-graders and 12 percent of 12th-graders were proficient in history. More than half of 12th-graders were categorized as below basic. Only 22 percent of 12th-graders knew that North Korea was allied with China during the Korean War. These are the symptoms of a country engaged in a long process of erasing its memory. For decades, we have been congratulating ourselves for a broadmindedness that is really a self-destructive national amnesia. Its no accident that the teaching of American history became ascendant during the surge of national self-confidence in the wake of the Civil War. Back then, we infused the endeavor with an unabashed love for America. The historian Merle Curti writes that the schools emphasized the importance of presenting vividly and attractively to children the glorious deeds of American heroes, the sacrifices and bravery of our soldiers and sailors in wartime, the personalities of the presidents, who might properly be regarded as symbols of the nation in the manner in which royal personages of Europe were regarded. How passe. Today, were lucky if students can pick their forebears out of a lineup. The content of education began to change in the middle of the 20th century, and eventually tipped into embarrassment and self-abasement. Huntington cites a study of 22 grade-school readers published in the 1970s and 1980s. Out of 670 stories and articles in the books, only five were patriotic. All of the stories dated from prior to 1780. Four of them focused on a girl. Three of them involved the same girl, Sybil Ludington, the female Paul Revere. As this transpired down below in the elementary schools, the professional historians worked to kill American history from above. They suffocated it first in data-driven social history and then in multiculturalism, until it seemed fit only for obsessives about race or gender. The neglect of history leaves on the cutting-room floor all the entertaining, instructive and inspiring material involved in the worlds most daring and (ultimately) successful experiment in self-government. Worse, it robs us of one of the most important constituent parts of our national identity. Historian David Lowenthal says of heritage: By means of it we tell ourselves who we are, where we came from, and to what we belong. Increasingly, we dont know and dont want to know. Never forget is an appropriate admonition for victims of atrocities. Never remember is a strange and ominous admonition for a nation somebody or other once called the last best hope of earth. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.

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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 21-27, 2012 WOW!!!Patient Consultation, Exam, Cleaning and Necessary X-Rays D0110, D0150, D0274PLUS FREE TEETH WHITENING$99.00 ValueALL FOR $99.00 NOT VALID WITH THE PRESENCE OF PERIODONTAL DISEASE.EXPIRES 7/31/2012 www.gulfviewdentistry.com | (239) 530-4000 | 501 Goodlette Road North, Suite B 202, NaplesComfortable Dentistry... The Mystery Solved! On the first Wednesday of each month, I look forward to having orthopedic surgeon George Markovich from the Institute for Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine on my show. Hes always willing to discuss the politics of health care as well as the healing aspects of his profession, and I always appreciate his candor and transparency. I know Dr. Markovich is a terrific orthopedic surgeon because he performed double full knee replacements on me in May 2006. I had been under his care since 2002, and we had been enjoying monthly Saturday bike rides with breakfast and great conversation since 2004. I consider he and his wife, Amy, great friends. Dr. Markovich grew up in Miami after his parents emigrated from Chile in the 1950s. His dad was a neurologist and the recipient of a Rockefeller Foundation Award, which brought him and his family to North America. Dr. Markovich remembers having a terrific group of high school friends who still occasionally meet and maintain their friendships. It was one of them, in fact, who arranged the blind that introduced him to Amy, 28 years ago when he was in medical school. Today they have three sons, the eldest at Boston University. Dr. Markovich went to college at University of Florida and medical school at University of Miami. He was awarded an Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship and he spent 14 years in the Navy. He also was awarded a research fellowship in orthopedic biomechanics, which he performed at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He did his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Southern California and did two additional fellowships in joint reconstruction, restoration and replacement in California and in Florida. He fulfilled his active duty Navy obligation as chief of joint replacement at Portsmouth Naval Hospital, Norfolk Naval Air Station in Virginia. He moved to Southwest Florida in 1998 upon completion of his military service. It was fun for me to learn that the doctor is also a terrific musician, performing about once a month as the lead male singer with the local band Alter Ego. Linda and I went to see them at The Sandy Parrot for the first time about three years ago and have since returned to see them many times. Whether its medicine or music, Dr. Markovichs always delivers his best effort to his audience. We are indeed lucky to have him here along the Paradise Coast. 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. v U A a H s h bobHARDEN e-mail: bob@bobharden.com PROFILES IN PARADISEGiving his best in medicine and music Talking points with Dr. George MarkovichSomething thats been on my mind: We need less government. Something Ill never understand: Mans inhumanity to man; why Oprah doesnt build a school in Chicago or Detroit. Something my mother was always right about: Setting priorities. What makes me laugh: Running gags. Something people might be surprised to nd out about me: I played in a band in college and still play occasionally. If I werent an orthopedic surgeon, Id be a rock star! What Im most proud of: Its quite clich, but my wonderful, amazing wife and my sweet, caring, good-hearted children. Advice to my kids: Aways tell the truth. Always try your best. Treat people like you want to be treated. Flush the toilet and wash your hands. Last book read: A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller. Last vacation: Helicopter skiing. Next vacation: Hiking in the desert. Favorite things about the Paradise Coast: The weather and, especially, the people.

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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 21-27, 2012 Now Florida, once the pioneer and preeminent champion of open government, has taken the number-one ranking for government corruption in the United States, ahead of California, Texas and New York, each of which contains a larger population. Floridas middle district, which includes Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties and stretches from south of Naples northward to the Georgia line, has played a significant role in spawning government corruption. Here, Florida Weekly offers a glimpse of that history in Southwest Florida, and the men and women who shaped it, dating back about three decades. Ironically, thats roughly the lifespan of the Sunshine States pioneering openrecords laws laws making public the actions of elected and appointed government officials. Its been (45 years) since Florida put in place government in the sunshine, and we once held the leading position in the country and maybe the world for giving the public the tools to hold government accountable, says Dan Krassner, executive director of the nonprofit watchdog group Integrity Florida. But thats changed. Since that law was enacted, the legislature has weakened it with more than 1,000 exemptions, which shows Florida is moving in the wrong direction. Convictions of corrupt public officials show the same thing, perhaps. Using numbers from a U.S. Department of Justice report detailing a decade of wrongdoing from 2001 to 2010, mostly in local government, Integrity Florida reported that federal prosecutors convicted 781 men and women for corruption and fraud, most of them working in local government. In the Middle District, according to the report, there were 220 federal convictions alone. Thats not all. The Florida Commission on Ethics, a relatively toothless arm of state government that cannot undertake investigations of officials unless complaints are filed formally first, and can only levy fines of up to $10,000, has done business in the region as well, says Cary Stillman, a spokeswoman. In the last five years, 30 complaints of ethics violations by government officials were filed in Lee, 13 in Collier and six in Charlotte County. Of those, there were four total violations and three probable cause rulings, in which the Ethics Commission took no further action. Neither officials for the U.S. Attorneys office in the middle district or the states Ethics Commission were able to provide names and descriptions of the federal convictions or ethics violations by press time. But a glimpse at the past and the present suggests that even if history doesnt repeat itself, its patterns and the tendencies of men and women who create it anew, do. Among other things, the numbers of convictions and violations likely demonstrate that the more things change, the more they remain the same. Which is why history may prove the best teacher. When corruption meant death, drugsWithin the lifetimes of the oldest men and women who live in the region, corruption could mean blood and an early 20th century version of slavery, not just financial misbehavior. Across the South, including in Southwest Florida, conscript labor camps created a widely accepted form of official corruption unequaled since. In an era before open-government laws, black males and some poor whites were regularly arrested on trumped up charges and used as conscript labor in turpentine camps lumber camps where pines were cut and processed for turpentine. They led brutal lives, too frequently dying in the camps and being buried in nameless graves from El Jobean to Babcock Ranch in Charlotte County, and points south, historians report. The perpetrators were never charged with any crimes, and authorities were well paid to provide the conscripts. Almost everything official was done differently in those days. Travelers found dead along roads or trails, for example, were sometimes simply disposed of in unmarked roadside holes, a solution that required no inquests, no paperwork, and almost no trouble or public expense. It was a fairly common custom, recalled Vernon Peeples, the Charlotte County historian and former state legislator, in a conversation with Florida Weekly last year. If somebody was found dead, theyd have a coroners jury, and men from the coroners jury would go out and find the body and ask themselves if anybody recognized it. If no one recognized the body, it was buried on the spot by the side of the road. For decades, officials also used the poll tax to control votes, effectively preventing many blacks and some poor whites who couldnt afford to pay it from entering the voting booth. But Bartow native and United States Sen. Spessard L. Holland brought that corrupt exercise to a halt by sponsoring the 24th Amendment to the Constitution in 1964, which prohibited the poll tax. By 1966 it had become law in all 50 states. As Florida grew and the population of the region began to swell beginning in the 1960s, people began to pay more attention to official corruption. Still, it wasnt always white-collar crime. During the famous drug busts in Everglades City in 1983, for example, about 80 percent of the towns male population found itself behind bars for helping transport square grouper bales of marijuana. Nobody, including local officials, seemed to care that since the 1970s many residents had been illegally taking in hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars in drug money until the arrests, which were part of President Ronald Reagans war on drugs. Then everything changed except white-collar corruption in local government. Sunshine and shadowThe key moment that would later help prosecutors convict some Southwest Florida officials for corruption was probably actually several key moments, the first of which came in 1967. That year, the state legislature passed a law requiring open meetings of elected officials. The law was championed by then State Senator and later (from 1971to 1979) Gov. Reubin Askew. Youve got to remember in government whose business youre doing: the peoples, he told the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors in a 2009 reminiscence. And if youre doing the peoples business, youve got to give them the tools to judge the product. In spite of that 1967 state law, many officials in local governments continued to resist providing information to reporters and other members of the public, recalled Lee Melsek, a 32-year, award-winning investigative reporter now retired from The News-Press in Fort Myers. Mr. Melsek would later be instrumental in using Sunshine Laws to expose corrupt local government officials, who were then charged and convicted by prosecutors. By the early to mid-1970s you still had a big fight there were thousands of records officials didnt want to open to anybody, he said. Aggressively supporting the work of Mr. Melsek and others, The News-Press sued Lee County officials in a precedent-setting 1975 case called Wisher vs. News-Press Publishing Co. County Administrator Lavon Wisher tried to keep personnel records, including pay records, out of the public eye and failed. We got the courts of Florida to rule that those are public records, Mr. Melsek said. That battle helped Gov. Askew create Floridas 1976 Sunshine Amendment another key moment that required elected officials, government employees and candidates to make full financial disclosures. When that didnt happen later, when some sought to hide their financial connections to investors asking and receiving their votes, some of them went to jail. Lee: for love or money?Among the most brazen champions of financial malfeasance in the last three decades were Lee Commissioners Ernie Averill, Mike Roeder and Wade Scaffe. The three allegedly were wined and dined in Fort Lauderdale and on a party boat with prostitutes by contractor Louis Stramaglia. Im a good-timer, I like to party, I aint no Ivy Leaguer Im a little rough around the edges, Mr. Stramaglia said at the time. Although the contractor was only indicted (and chased by federal officials for a variety of other breaches in and out of Florida), the commissioners were convicted of trading their influence, or perjury. All three spent time in jail. Another corrupt official was Dick Steele, the Lee County tax collector. In 1992, Mr. Steele finally pled guilty to theft, money laundering, income tax evasion, and embezzlement, not only in Lee but in several other Florida counties, including Putnam and Clay. In Lee, he allowed taxpayers to spend $80,000 to buy him recreational vehicles, and he funneled county checks to a private citizen, who then cashed them and returned $78,000 to Mr. Steele. At roughly the same time 1990 Vicki Lopez-Wolfe was elected to the county commission. In the course of her service, she maintained personal relationships with more than one lobbyist to the commission, voting repeatedly in favor of deals that would benefit her friends. The most prominent of those was Sylvester Lukis, a Washington, D.C.-based lobbyist who pushed the interests of several clients in Lee County. Under pressure, she resigned in 1993, then married Lukis in 1994 but not before denying her relationship with him. That relationship was exposed graphically by Mr. Melsek and thenreporter Pete Winton, now Lees assistant county manager. The two reporters traveled to Washington, found Mr. Lukiss house, and observed her kissing Mr. Lukis goodbye in the doorway as he left for work one morning. In 1995, Mr. and Mrs. Lukis were charged with honest services mail fraud and bribery, and she was ultimately convicted of honest services mail fraud, spending 15 months in prison on a 27-month sentence before President Bill Clinton commuted her sentence late in 2000. Last year, her conviction was overturned and expunged from her record by a middle district judge after a Supreme Court ruling (in a different case) that such a conviction could be legitimate only if bribes or kickbacks had occurred. In another mid-1990s case of local government corruption that made for a riveting Wall Street Journal story, three Cape Coral Hospital officials hoodwinked a blind-eye board of directors by bankrupting the hospital. J. Michael Ward, the CEO, and two other top officials, Daniel Edgar and Jay Murphy, used hospital money to build themselves fancy homes, buy jewelry, take a golf trip to Scotland, buy into island resorts and strip malls, and even melt the silver from radiology strips into bars, which were then spirited out of the hospital and used to buy cocaine. Mr. Ward and Mr. Edgar were convicted of such charges as money laundering, bank fraud, conspiracy to defraud the United States and tax evasion, and sentenced to more than seven years in prison. Where an S-storm didnt blow overDwight Brock, a former white-collar crime prosecutor and now clerk of courts in Collier County, was instrumental in putting a stop to the biggest fraud case in the history of Naples, known as Stadium Naples. That began about 15 years ago when he sought to audit the elaborate $100 million plan of ESPN founder Bill Rasmussen. Mr. Rasmussen harnessed investors and public officials in an attempt to build a glittering and opulent golf arena in North Naples. But 10 people, including three county commissioners, a county manager, a lawyer and five investors, were ultimately charged with crimes, including a conspiracy to defraud Collier citizens of honest service by trading money, votes and influence for services and benefits. One of them, Collier Commissioner John Norris, who sought a multimillion-dollar stake in the business in exchange for his votes, was quoted telling his colleagues that the brouhaha would blow hard like an Oklahoma S-storm and then disappear in a few days. He later went to jail. Since then, Mr. Brock has had to fight county commissioners who sued to stop him from conducting audits of departments and official spending, stalling that process for almost seven years, until just eight months ago, he says. In a landmark statement, a statewide grand jury concluded that county clerks must audit local governments to create a constitutional check on spending that serves our counties citizens as a fiscal watchdog.CORRUPTIONFrom page 1KRASSNER ASKEW J. Michael Ward, the CEO, and two other top officials, Daniel Edgar and Jay Murphy, used hospital money to build themselves fancy homes, buy jewelry, take a golf trip to Scotland, buy into island resorts and strip malls, and even melt the silver from radiology strips into bars, which were then spirited out of the hospital and used to buy cocaine.

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She lectures regularly on the subject, and writes a blog at www.vickilukis.com Former Lee Commissioner Ernie Averill: After jail time with fellow Commissioners Mike Roeder and Wade Scaffe for partying with liquor and women courtesy of a developer who secured their votes for work, he opened his own process-serving business with his wife, Cheryl. She told The News-Press in 2009 that their company serves the majority of mortgage foreclosures in Fort Myers. Mr. Averill also served on the 20th Judicial Circuits advisory board to review certi cation for process servers until Judge Keith Cary shut it down last year. Former Lee Commissioner Mike Roeder: Most recently a planning analyst and director of zoning and land use planning for the Fort Myers-based law rm Knott, Consoer, Ebelini, Hart & Swett. Former Lee Commissioner Wade Scaffe: Went on to become program director for the country music station WTUF 106.3, in Thomasville, Ga. Former Collier Commissioner Tim Constantine: Went on to become a radio talk show host Monday through Friday from 3 to 5 p.m. on NewsTalk 1240 WFOY, St. Augustine. He describes his conviction for corruption this way, at www.timconstantine.com: Tim Constantine was rst elected to public of ce at the age of 27, beating a two-term incumbent and was re-elected four years later with 70 percent of the vote. After eight years in public of ce, Constantines political career came to an unpleasant and unexpected halt. Accusations and innuendo took on a life of their own and Tim found himself immersed in controversy. He was knocked down, but like any good Irishman, he wasnt knocked out. Former County Manager Neil Dorrill: Mr. Dorrill found Jesus (www.dmg .com). Dorrill Management Group (DMG) is a family owned and Christian-based community management company located in Naples, Florida. DMG has over 30 years of award-winning experience working directly with its clients to make their communities a special place to call home. ESPN founder Bill Rasmussen: Mr. Rasmussen hit the speaking trail (http://espnfounder.com/about_bill.htm). According to Florida records, all but one of his nine companies are inactive except TGT of Naples Inc., which now lists its address as 3646 NE 169th St., Lake Forest Park, Wash., a three-bedroom, two-bath suburban home, according to online information. Hes still considered a distinguished alumnus of Rutgers University, its reports show. Leo Salvatori: The Stadium Naples lawyer publicly reprimanded by the Florida bar in 2006, is still practicing law. He was named in Best Lawyers Florida edition as the 2010 Best Real Estate Lawyer of the Year in Florida. i ts t t il il Most recentl y in g for the Fort W e nt o n t o F 106.3 in wasn t kn For m (www.d m Ch Ch i ri st i ia n D MG ha s clients t sp e Fl Fl o r of N a F or e in g Ru b y t h B e s t Y e ar FLORIDAAfter all that, he remains skeptical that corruption in local government is on the decline, or that its heyday is behind us. When I look at what I deal with on a daily basis now, if it was any worse back in the day of Gov. Reubin Askew, then they were really in sad shape, he says. Commissioners tried to go to court to stop me from auditing what theyre doing. They failed. They tried to cut off my money supplies to pay employees. That failed. And now they may try to get somebody else elected. In the case of Stadium Naples, commissioners did what a newer crop of elected leaders seems intent on doing also: stop him from auditing how they make deals and spend public money. But eventually his complaints helped bring down Mr. Norris, Commissioners Tim Constantine and Tim Hancock, County Manager Neil Dorrill, and several business promoters, including David Mobley, and real estate attorney Lee Salvatori. The Rasmussen plan enjoyed a couple of at-bats. After striking out amid controversy and legal challenges the first time, he sought funding a second time with A.S. Goldman & Co., but dropped that when the firm was investigated by federal authorities. Then-State Attorney Joe DAlessandro, based in Fort Myers, investigated officials and entrepreneurs in the case after Mr. Brock filed a complaint. But Mr. DAlesandro was ultimately removed from any further contact with the case and sharply criticized by a judge because he had stock investments in A.S. Goldman & Co. Defendants ended up doing community service, paying fines and submitting to house arrest. One financier, David Mobley, was sentenced to five years in prison. People were closing their eyes, the whole society was rupturing with corruption, Judge Mike Carr told the Naples Daily News recently. At the time, Judge Carr was a Republican state committeeman and a vocal critic of what was happening in Stadium Naples. For Mr. Brock, its still happening, he says. He discovered some months ago that a contractor doing housing work in Collier County with money from two federal grants administered by the county was billing the county for work that hadnt been done. That vendors request included a bill for stucco on a home, and one of my employees got the silly idea that we should drive by and look, Mr. Brock says. There had not been one trowel of stucco put on that home. County officials are supposed to check the work before they sign a check and when he asked, they told him falsely they had done the checking. Now, hes discovering other work for which the county has been billed and paid work that remains undone, he notes. How it will end, is anybodys guess. I used to prosecute people for whitecollar crime, Mr. Brock says. Last time I checked, when you falsify information for purposes of extracting remuneration, thats called a crime.

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Limit one per customer, must have coupon at the time of purchase. Good thru 6/28/12 Serving Naples the finest products for over 70 years.Even mass murderers need friendsNorway is home to perhaps the most inmate-friendly prison in the world (as mentioned previously in News of the Weird), but the correctional system has an imminent crisis, as Anders Behring Breivik (the confessed killer of 77 people last year) is nearing formal conviction and sentencing. Officials fear the sociopathic Mr. Breivik will try to kill inmates to add to his toll, yet Norwegian law forbids solitary confinement as cruel. Consequently, according to a May report by Norways Verdens Gang newspaper, the officials have begun a search to select, hire and train appropriate friends to hang out with Mr. Breivik behind bars to win his trust and prevent further mayhem. Among Mr. Breiviks favorite recreational distractions: chess and hockey. Cultural diversity Collections of comically poor translations are legion, but the Beijing municipal government, in sympathy with Englishspeaking restaurant-goers, published a helpful guidebook recently of what the restaurateurs were trying, though inartfully, to say. In an April interview with the authors, NBC News learned the contents of Hand Shredded A$$ Meat (sic) (merely donkey meat) and other baffling English descriptions (all taken from actual menus), such as Cowboy Leg, Red-Burned Lion Head, Blow-up Flatfish With No Result, and the very unhelpful Tofu Made by Woman With Freckles and Strange Flavor Noodles. Competitive facial-hair-growers are revered in some countries, with Pakistan and India featured in recent reports. Pakistani Amir Muhammad Afridi, 42, whose handlebar lip hair extends in an arc almost to the top of his head, told reporters he had to move from his rural home to the more secular Peshawar because of threats that his pride and joy was un-Islamic. And the Guinness Book recordholder, Ram Singh Chauhan, 54, of India, offered grooming tips in an interview with BBC News, revealing that he keeps his 14-foot-long moustache conditioned by cleaning and combing it for an hour each day (treated with coconut-based hair oil) and lamented that he must wind it around his neck to keep it from interfering with his daily activities. In the spirit of the empowerment of dissidents around the world, activists in Ukraine and South Africa recently erected downright disrespectful statues lampooning leaders. In Kiev and the western city of Lvov, Ukraine, activists unveiled 5-foot-high statues of former Soviet dictator Josef Stalin urinating. (Police in both cities took them down quickly, however.) And South African artist Brett Murray museum-exhibited a red, black and yellow acrylic painting of President Jacob Zuma (Hail to the Thief II) with his genitals exposed, an allusion to Mr. Zumas having beaten a rape charge in 2006. (The Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg, which first resisted pressure, agreed in May to remove the painting.) Japans Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare announced in April that it would begin a national inquiry over the alarming number of bathtub deaths in 2011 nearly three times the number of those killed in traffic accidents. News reports pointed out that many Japanese workers relax in tubs at the end of the day, even when they have overimbibed and are vulnerable to drowning. Wait thats illegal? In Kent, Wash., in May, Yong Hyun Kim, 21, was charged with assault at a movie house. Annoyed by a group of kids in the row behind him who were constantly talking, laughing and throwing popcorn during Titanic, Mr. Yong slapped the nearest boy, bloodying his nose and knocking out a tooth. In Pirmasens, Germany, in May, a 61-year-old woman was fined the equivalent of almost $1,000 for assault. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 21-27, 2012 A15 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. 888-440-2852 www.lbulighting.com11985 Tamiami Trail N Naples, FL 34110 www.lbulighting.com/specials.aspx TRACK TRIO LED LIGHTSships. To sign up or for more information, call the YMCA at 221-7560 or contact Jack Brown at jackdbrown@gmail.com or 3257866. The bed race will be followed by childrens activities and live music by Wildfire and Deb & The Dynamics leading up to the 9 p.m. laser light show and fireworks display at Riverside Park. Admission is free. Food and beverages will be for sale. For more information, call 949-6262 or visit www.cityofbonitasprings.org. Join friends of Opera Naples for an evening next door to the Naples Pier at the Gulf Shore Boulevard home of Bronwen Adams and Gerald Goldberg beginning at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 4. Patriotic songs and music will fill the air, and after dinner, guests will have a front-row seat for the citys fireworks display. Cost is $74 per person, and all proceeds benefit Opera Naples. For reservations, call 963-9050. Celebrate with food, fun and fireworks from the Naples Princess as a guest of the Naples Philharmonic Leagues final Party of Note for the 2011-12 season. All proceeds benefit the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and its youth music education programs. Boarding begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 4, at Port-O-Call Way. The three-hour cruise travels Naples Bay into the Gulf of Mexico and gives passengers unsurpassed views of the city-sponsored fireworks off the Naples Pier. Tickets for $125 per person include buffet dinner with cash bar. For reservations or more information, call the league office at 254-2777 or Jo Ann Ward at 877-4262.

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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 21-27, 2012 HEALTHY LIVINGA comprehensive program to confront congestive heart failurePart of our responsibility as healthcare providers is to educate our neighbors about wellness and disease prevention. Several NCH nurses have recently taken that mandate to heart literally. Our colleagues in the North Naples Baker Tower, fourth floor Cardiac Telemetry Unit, have established an educational program to help patients who suffer congestive heart failure, a condition in which the heart can no longer pump enough blood to the rest of the body. CHF is the most common reason for hospital admissions. Led by nurse manager Kevin Smith, a group made up of clinical educator Tina Applegate and unit R.N.s Angela DeVaney, Marie Hageman, Tammy Vander Kooi, Amanda Reyes, Brunette Saintervil, Jessica Whittemore and Gregory Wilkerson is educating patients and their families about the early signs and symptoms of CHF, how to prevent rehospitalizations and how to live better and longer. The team has organized a multidisciplinary class for patients and families. Available in English, Spanish and Creole, its offered every Wednesday afternoon in the Baker Tower fourth floor conference room. So far, the sessions have been nearly standingroom-only, with folks eager to learn more about the foods they consume, how to read a food label, how much salt is too much (over 500 milligrams per day is more than enough) and whether and when to take prescription medications, including blood pressure pills. One critical variable in CHF patients is weight gain, an early symptom of a worsening condition, as fluid build-up shows up quickly on the scale. As a proactive measure, the NCH Foundation will donate a digital scale to every patient who needs one. Dr. Francisco J. Quiles-Cruz, a hospitalist, is a frequent speaker at CHF seminars and has referred many patients for additional care the next innovative link in our CHF clinical education program. Dr. Herman Spilker has started an outpatient CHF clinic specifically to care for patients experiencing exacerbation of their disease manifested by fluid retention, weight gain, shortness of breath and other symptoms of CHF. We treat these sufferers quickly at the Naples Heart Institute, in most cases the same day. Currently an astounding 30 percent of CHF patients are readmitted within one month of discharge, and 50 percent return to the hospital within one year. Our goal in this multi-level effort is to reduce the number of CHF hospital admissions. Attacking the problem with a team composed of a physician assistant or nurse practitioner along with a dietician, social worker and others has worked effectively in many communities. Next on the agenda is expansion of the CHF initiative. Barbara Evans of the NCH Foundation has spoken with Dr. Spilker to understand how the integrated CHF program, including the outpatient clinic, might be expanded to benefit everyone in Southwest Florida. Ms. Evans next step is to share these thoughts with interested members of our community. Best of all, our CHF classes are available, free, to the entire community, not just to NCH patients and their families. Call 552-8336 for more information. Dr. Allen Weiss is the president and CEO of NCH Healthcare System. allenWEISSallen.weiss@nchmd.org Assistance for those who have Parkinsons The Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida Inc. offers numerous programs and services to those who have Parkinsons disease and their caregivers. The organization sponsors exercise classes every week from Bonita Springs to Marco Island. In addition, PASFi holds a voice aerobics class at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays at its headquarters in Naples at 1048 Goodlette Road. Also at the Naples office, support group meetings are held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays for people with Parkinsons disease and other movement disorders and at 7 p.m. Tuesdays for caregivers. At 3 p.m. every other Wednesday, a support group is held for those who have lost a loved one to PD. A PD-101 for those who have been newly diagnosed takes place on the last Thursday of every month but can also be scheduled at other times. The Naples office also has a lending library of books, VHS tapes and DVDs pertaining to PD, medications, stress relief, etc. Medical equipment is also available for loan at no charge. For more information about services and programs offered by PASFi, call Executive Director Ruth Hubing at 417-3465, e-mail pasfied@aol.com or visit www.PASFi.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 a unique approach to preparing clients for post-rehab through the application of reinstating motor learning movements with an emphasis on lower extremity movements in conjunction with core application. Dress comfortably for demonstration and participation. Fee is $199; 10 contact hours. 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 8 Introduction to Bio-Energetics will examine the relationship of energy, bio-energetics and performance to help the clinician/therapist recognize sympt oms and outcomes that affect client success. Fee is $149; 7.5 contact hours. Instructor for both workshops is William Elizuk, a nationally recognized speaker, author, educator, fitness specialist, holistic health practitioner and creator of awardwinning 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 register, visit www.registerce.fgcu.edu.Free counseling for caregiversCaregivers of seniors ages 60 and older who are experiencing stress from changing life circumstances can obtain free peer counseling from the Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida. Counseling is coordinated by Margot Escott, a licensed clinical social worker with MHASWFL. Call 261-5405 or e-mail mescott@mhaswfl.org. Ms. Escott can also provide information about the associations other services. Lighthouse classes for visually impairedLighthouse of Collier Center for Blindness and Vision Loss and the Florida Division of Blind Services offer programs to help blind and visually impaired be independent in Collier. Homewood Residence Naples provides space to Lighthouse of Collier for a class in independent living skills for the blind and visually impaired. Anyone who has been recently diagnosed with macular degeneration, cataracts, tunnel vision or another eye condition and who needs help learning how to socialize, navigate, communicate and feel safe in a sighted world is welcome. Participants learn: Skills for navigation at home, work and in the community; Skills to live independently and safely at home, including tactile medication labeling, cooking, money identification, grooming and other daily tasks; and Use of assistive technology, such as large-print displays and Braille, as well as talking PCs for accessing e-mail and the Internet. For more information, call Lighthouse of Collier at 430-3934 or visit www.lighthouseofcollier.org. Parenting during tough economic timesMoney troubles make life hard for everyone who has them, but parents often feel an extra burden from financial woes. When they have the stress of figuring out how to pay bills or find time to pick up a second job, their children still need attention and might have worries of their own. Here are some steps that moms and dads can take to support the family and preserve their own health and well being during tough times: Dont keep secrets You certainly dont want to overwhelm your child with information, but its probably best to share some of your familys financial situation. Reassure him by emphasizing the strong point of your situation, such as staying together as a family. Be honest, but appropriate. Offer alternatives to activities that need to be adjusted because of financial constraints Community centers and libraries often offer great programs at low or no cost. By setting an example with your own cutbacks, children see that the family must work together. Economize in a way thats clear and fair. Try to keep things as normal as possible Children like routine. Exercise, fun activities and special time with you are very important. If they are not getting the attention they require from you, acting out might be their alternative. Get the entire family involved in the tasks and chores of the household Do projects that will help clean up and organize, giving everyone involved a sense of accomplishment. Letting children help gather clothes and toys to donate will build their self-esteem. Take time for yourself Raising children is a great deal of work and worry. When you feel overwhelmed by the stress, step back to compose and yourself. Its vital that you take care of yourself. Working all day and then coming home to chores and activities as well as interpersonal challenges can wear you down. Get plenty of sleep. Exercise and eat healthy. Stay connected with family and friends; dont allow yourself to become isolated. Most important, dont take your frustration out on those closest to you. No child should think the familys troubles are his fault. Ask for help Finally, if you are having trouble dealing with parenting or your day-to-day life, ask for help. And if your child is showing signs of troubled behavior, seek help for him. A mental health professional has the training to help you cope. Brian Follweiler is director of programs and outreach for the Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida. BY BRIAN FOLLWEILERSpecial to Florida Weekly m i l ies a b out y signs an d m s o f CHF, p revent rel izations w to l ive nd l on ge r. eam h as d a mu lp l ina ry r pa tients i li es Avail n Eng l is h an d Creoff ered ever y d ay a f ternoon in r Tower f ourth f loor n ce room. So f ar, the hbldi a worsenin g g g g g g g tion, as f luid s h ows up q u t h e sca l e. A active me a NCH Fo u wi ll d ona t ta l sca l e t patient w h o n e. Dr F r J. Qui l esC hospitalist, q uent spea ke se mi na rs a nd h as many patients f or a a l care t h e next i n l in k in our CHF c l inic a i

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JUNE 21-27, 2012 NEWS A19 Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers. The patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse to pay, or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination, or treatment that is performed as a result of, and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, or reduced fee service, examination and treatment. #1 cause of tooth loss is gum/periodontal disease 80% of all adults have periodontal disease Periodontal Disease may be a contributing factor to: The Warnings Signs and flossing your teeth Dr. Piotrowski is a diplomat of the American Academy of Periodontology. He utilizes the latest techniques in the diagnoses and treatment of gum disease. of treating gum disease is a conservative Dr. Bradley Piotrowski, D.D.S., M.S.D.Helping You Keep Your Smile For A Lifetime Please visit www.NaplesDentistPractice.com Ask About Dental ImplantsThere is no substitute for keeping your own natural teeth in health and comfort for a life time if you know how and Dr. Piotrowski can show you how.PSM 2011 Periodontal FREESCREENING($140 VALUE)Hurry Offer Expires XX/XX/XXCall and Schedule Today! 6/29/12 Law Offices ofDavid L. Orosz Free Consultation Accredited VA AttorneyDavid L. Orosz5237 Summerlin Commons Blvd. Ft. Myers Nursing Home & Assisted Living Medicaid & Veterans Benefits Area clinics provide free HIV testing In recognition of the 19th annual National HIV Testing Day on June 27, and to remind the public that HIV testing is an important step in the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS, the Collier County Health Department and other organizations offer free HIV testing at various locations June 25-29. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone between the ages of 14 and 64 take an HIV test at least once a year. The decision to take the test is the first step in taking responsibility for your health and the health of others with whom you may be intimately involved. An estimated 52,000 Americans each year are newly infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Approximately 8 percent of those new infections occur in Florida. New CDC data indicates that there are now more than 1.7 million Americans living with HIV, and at least 25 percent of those do not know that they are HIV-positive. In Collier County, there are more than 1,500 reported cases of HIV/AIDS, and the number of new cases for the past five years has averaged 50 a year. For free testing, visit the following: Collier County Health Department, 3339 Tamiami Trail E. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 27-28 for free Rapid HIV testing and STD and HEP screening. Call 2528593. Planned Parenthood of Collier County, 1425 Creech Road 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 27 for free Rapic HIV testing. Call 262-8923, ext. 322. Marion E. Fether Medical Center, 1454 Madison Ave. W., Immokalee 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 25-29 for free HIV testing. Call 658-3000. Collier County Health Department, 419 First St., Immokalee 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 27-29 for free Rapid HIV testing and STD and HEP screening. Call 252-7300. Island Coast AIDS Network, 3400 Radio Road 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 28-20 for free HIV testing. Call 261-0096. BOOK REVIEW Book follows two-year quest to become Drop Dead Healthy Drop Dead Healthy: One Mans Quest for Bodily Perfection by A.J. Jacobs (Simon & Schuster, $26)REVIEWED BY LARRY COXBestselling author A.J. Jacobs (The Year of Living Biblically and The Know-It-All) chronicles his two-year quest to retool his body from a mushy, easily winded, moderately sickly blob to a perfect specimen in his new book, Drop Dead Healthy. Think of it as a Super-Size Me in reverse. His first step was to compile a list of things he needed to do to improve his health. The list soon became a whopping 70 pages that included goals such as eating more leafy green vegetab les, watching more baseball (since it lowers blood pressure), lifting weights, humming to prevent sinus infections and even winning an Academy Award (since he read that Oscar winners live three years longer than non-Oscar winners). Mr. Jacobs broke down his body into various parts, from lungs to stomach to brain to lower back and beyond. As his wife rolled her eyes and made occasional pithy observations, he trudged on, implementing a Vice Diet that included more chocolate, booze and coffee (based on reasoning that chocolate is high in antioxidants, alcohol is good for the heart in judicious amounts and coffee lowers the odds of certain types of cancer). He explored the benefits of chewdaism, chewing on food for up to 100 chomps per mouthful. He also added raw foods to his diet, learned portion control and figured out ways to eliminate as much sugar as possible. Part memoir, part adventure, part howto manual, Drop Dead Healthy is laugh-outloud funny as it tests our cultures assumptions and obsessions with what makes for good health. Brimming with data, photographs and a narrative that is both inspiring and witty, itll have you laughing so hard it will flood your bloodstream with endorphins, making you feel healthier after just a few pages.It could be just what the doctor ordered.

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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA20 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 21-27, 2012 Old US 41 US 41 Coconut Point MallPelican Colony Pkwy.Via Coconut Pt.Health Center Blvd.Coconut Rd.Walden Center Drive The Ship Bonita II Satellite Immokalee kids enjoy success on the courtDuring the last three years, Jim and Sulbey Holt have brought tennis instruction to the children of Immokalee. The partnership with The Immokalee Foundation began with the Holts seeking volunteer opportunities with the organization; they wanted to reach out to the children in Immokalee. Tennis was the perfect match. They are members of the Pelican Marsh Tennis Club, and Jim is assistant coach of the Gwynedd-Mercy College womens tennis team in Gwynedd Valley, Penn. This year the Center Court Athletics program served 32 students in grades 2-8. The Holts enlisted the help of 23 Pelican Marsh coaches who volunteered every Tuesday from January through early May. The Immokalee Foundation, coaches and the Holts also secured donations of tennis rackets, balls and miscellaneous equipment with the hope that the students will continue to play with family members or friends. The children were also treated as VIPs with front row seats at an exhibition match between the veteran Pelican Marsh ladies and the Gwynedd-Mercy womens tennis team at the Pelican Marsh Tennis Center. The Immokalee Foundation has a range of programs that focus on building pathways to success through college and career development, mentoring and tutoring, and opportunities for broadening experiences and life skills development. To learn more about volunteering as a mentor or for additional information, call 430-9122 or visit www.immokaleefoundation.org. Healthcare Network receives $20,000Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida (formerly CHS Healthcare) has received two grants from Trinity-by-theCove Episcopal Church and its Archangel Fund for Collier County Charities. Healthcare Network received $10,000 for the Sister Veronica Fund and another $10,000 for the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile program. The Sister Veronica Fund is a resource of last resort for low-income, uninsured patients who need urgent prescription medications, dental care or eye exams. The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile is a mobile dental/medical unit for children. Use of the vehicle is provided by Ronald McDonald House Charities, while staffing and services are the responsibility of Healthcare Network. The grant will be used to purchase an intraoral camera as well as a printer and will also help pay for screenings and dental treatments onboard the Care Mobile. For more information, visit www. healthcareswfl.org.Kiwanians give $1,000 to Junior AchievementJunior Achievement of Southwest Florida has received a $1,000 donation from the Kiwanis Club of Naples-on-theGulf. The funding will enable 50 children in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties to participate in Junior Achievement programs. Several members of the club have been involved as Junior Achievement classroom volunteers and have seen first-hand the impact of JA programs on local youth.Charity for Change students know how to giveAs participants in the school Giver program, more than 3,500 students at five Collier County elementary schools, along with their community partners, raised more than $20,000 for 72 charities during the school year that just ended. It is our honor to connect children with their community and teach them the importance of giving back, says Karen Conley, president and CEO of Charity for Change, which oversees the program. Charity for Changes 30-week Giver curriculum reinforces character traits such as respect and tolerance, while connecting children to charities that they support with their spare change. Charity for Change itself is a nonprofit organization, but it offers the Giver program for free to schools and does not keep any of the money the students raise. Instead, it relies on contributions, grants and proceeds from fundraising events. For more information, call Ms. Conley at 592-6787 or visit www.charityforchange.org. NONPROFIT NEWS Immokalee students and some of their volunteer coaches in the Center Court Athletics program at Pelican Marsh Tennis Club.

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Dr. Shieh provides excellence in bariatric care atLee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers, Physicians Regional Hospital in Naples and Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale. Pursuing weight-loss surgery is now more convenient.Taking that rst step of your NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JUNE 21-27, 2012 NEWS A21 But Katie felt a special empathy for Hammie. After all, only a few years ago she had a tumor, too. Katies tumor was growing on the left front temporal lobe of her brain. Doctors in Michigan (where she grew up) were able to remove it, and today Katie is a bright, ebullient teenager who enjoys the hit twilight series and the classic sitcom Charmed. So when she discovered Hammie had a tumor, she reasoned that perhaps it could be removed successfully, too. Shes like, Mom, we have to save him. I had a tumor and they took it out, so we can do the same thing, her mom recalls. The family couldnt afford the nearly $400 surgery. But when Ms. West told veterinarian Scott Gregory at Old 41 Animal Hospital in Bonita Springs about the situation, his heart melted like ice cream on the beach. He decided the only thing to do was to try his best to save Hammies life. The girl was just adorable, he says about Katie. I mean, no one could turn that down. So Dr. Gregory hooked Hammie up to a tiny nosecone facemask that delivered an anesthetic gas called Sevoflurane (which is used for people as well). Then he made an incision around what turned out to be several tumors and removed them. The surgery was a success, but Hammie ripped out the stitches while he was recuperating and had to be briefly readmitted. An employee at the animal hospital even took Hammie into her custody for a night of close supervision. Now Hammie is back with the West family, an energetic ball of twitchy fuzz, happily climbing down Katies leg or bumping into furniture. Like Katie, hes doing just fine, but will require some extra tender loving care. A website called petMD advises, A hamster recovering from surgery requires supportive care. Katie is all over that. Shes preparing special meals for Hammie and is even thinking of teaching him a sort of hamster yoga as part of his rehabilitation plan. I spoil him, she admits. HAMSTERFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOKatie West and Hammie. Humane Society Naples partnered with Jeff Bennett, a volunteer with Pilots n Paws, on June 15 to receive Mr. Bennetts 1,000th pet rescued and transported for adoption and a forever loving home. Pilots n Paws is a South Carolinabased organization that whisks death-row dogs, cats and other animals to safety by connecting shelters and animal rescue organizations with pilots and plane owners. Since the organization was founded in 2008, more than 2,700 pilots have spent their own time and money transporting thousands of animals all over the United States. Mr. Bennett has participated in many transports of pets from animal control agencies to the no-kill HSN shelter next door to the Naples Municipal Airport. Of the 1,000 pets he has rescued to date, 63 have come to HSN; the others have been taken to other no-kill shelters in Florida and throughout the Southeastern United States. In recognition of his efforts, Mr. Bennett was presented with the Animaltarian Award at HSNs 2011 Pet Lovers Gala. The annual award, sponsored by Cheryl Deering and Jim Dellas, recognizes individuals and agencies that go above and beyond in their service to pets in need. For more information about HSN or Pilots n Paws, call 643-1555 or visit www.humanesocietynaples.com. Clive Daniel Home and the Collier C ommunit y C at Coalition have partnered for cat adoption day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, at the interior design studio and showroom, 2777 Tamiami Trail N. Black cats and kittens will be up for adoption to loving forever homes. Bring some canned or dry cat food for donation to the coalition, enjoy some refreshments and take home a new feline friend. Special delivery: Pilot transports 1,000th rescue pet Black cats will cross your path for adoption COURTESY PHOTOMatt Miller of Humane Society Naples receives pilot Jeff Bennetts 1,000th pet rescued and transported for adoption. GREGORY

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You are all the BEST! Connie from NaplesNaples North Naples Bonita Springs www.ecof.comTHE PATIENT AND ANY OTHER PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT HAS A RIGHT TO REFUSE TO PAY, CANCEL PAYMENT, OR BE REIMBURSED FOR PAYMENT FOR ANY OTHER SERVICE, EXAMINATION, OR TREATMENT THAT IS PERFORMED AS A RESULT OF AND WITHIN 72 HOURS OF RESPONDING TO THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE FREE, DISCOUNTED FEE, OR REDUCED FEE SERVICE, EXAMINATION, OR TREATMENT. www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 21-27, 2012 To adopt or foster a pet Dogs and cats adopted from Humane Society Naples come with vaccinations, sterilization surgery, ID microchip and 30 days of health insurance. Visit the main shelter at 370 Airport-Pulling Road N. (11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday) or the satellite adoption center at Coastland Center during mall hours. Call 643-1555 or visit HSNaples.org for more information.>>Bo Duke is a 2-year-old, 54-pound, neutered coonhound mix who loves people and other dogs. Housebroken and crate trained, he is learning many cues for good manners. >>Chowder is a 4-year-old, 17-pound, neutered pug/beagle mix. Hes a great little guy who likes other dogs as well as people. >>Dream Catcher and his siblings are 4-month-old mountain cur/Labrador mixes who are full of sweetness and fun. >>Freestyle is a 1-year-old, neutered Jack Russell terrier who has a delightful disposition.Pets of the WeekHelp your pets get alongDont expect predators and prey to act like family BY GINA SPADAFORIUniversal UclickLast month, after years of dreaming about it, I moved onto a small property that allowed me to have my horses live in my backyard instead of at a boarding barn. There is also room for my pet chickens and ducks, and of course, my dogs and my cat. All the animals get along, not only the farm animals, but also the more traditional household pets. This happens not because were all one happy family, but because I know enough about animals to realize that we are not family at all. In more than 30 years of writing about pets and a lifetime of living with them, I have shared my life with everything from hermit crabs to parrots to bunnies to snakes to horses and a lot in between, along with the more common pets of dogs and cats. For the most part, the interactions have been safe ones because I take care to keep them that way. Heres how: Dont anthropomorphize, but do generalize ... a little. You love all your pets, so its natural to expect that your pets not only love you, but also feel at least warm toward each other. Let me put it this way: Even though you loved your siblings growing up, I bet there were times when you punched them, right? And youre the same species. Dont expect pets to get along because you think theyre family. Theres never a bird born who can truly see a cat as a brother, and never a dog who isnt fighting the instinct to look at Brother Rabbit as an appetizer. And be aware that, in general, some breeds of dogs are highly unlikely to be safe around smaller pets. Even if you had a Jack Russell who ignored your daughters pet mouse, dont expect most Jack Russells to do so. Learn not only about the species of your pets and whats generally normal behavior in a pet household, but learn in particular about dog breeds and what they were bred for. A sight hound such as a greyhound may be very placid when everyones relaxed, but if your cat dashes across the yard, your hound may give chase. Respect the nature of things. Big dogs are born predators, even those whod seemingly never act on their genetic coding. Small dogs and cats are both predators and prey (although small dogs often dont seem to know it). Almost everything else we keep as a pet is viewed by some other animal as lunch. Thats especially true for rabbits and pet rodents, and true as well for parrots and backyard birds such as chickens and ducks. Its even true of many reptilian pets. When you mix predators and prey, you take chances. And you must never forget that. If you want a houseful of different species, look for those more likely to get along, or be determined to keep them forever apart. And even then, never take chances: Always oversee the interactions of your pets. The lion may lay down with the lamb from time to time, but thats not how the smart money bets on the interaction. Dont let predator and prey species such as cats and birds play together. Divide to prevent conquering. Good fencing may make good neighbors, but secure barriers have kept many a small pet alive. When you are not actively engaged in overseeing your pets, keep small ones such as rabbits and birds in their enclosures, and use baby gates to add a layer of protection by keeping dogs out of a room where small animals such as hamsters are in cages that can be easily broken into. In my case, I have my chickens and ducks in a spacious yard with good, standard fencing supplemented by electric fencing, not only to deter any wild predators, but also dogs my neighbors and even my own. I love living with many kinds of animals Im adding a pair of pet goats after Im well settled in but Im always aware that my pets would not choose to live with one another if I didnt make them do so. That means Im always careful to keep everyone safe, because ... were family, even if they dont think so! PET TALES

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$200Hurricane Impact Windowsstarting atHURRICANE HIGH IMPACT ENERGY EFFICIENT WINDOWS AND DOORSas low as as low as Decorative IMPACT GLASS ENTRY DoorsDecorative impact glass exterior doors Decorative impact glass exterior doors Impact exterior doors Impact exterior doors$99500 $99500 $42500 $42500 see all of your options at www.greatsouthernproducts.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JUNE 21-27, 2012 NEWS A23 A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away... Star Wars opening crawl Love like all knowledge is recollection. Soren Kierkegaard A nude never descends the stairs a nude reclines. comment from the hanging committee at the Salon des Independants regarding their rejection of Marcel Duchamps Nu Descendant un Escalier It is easy to see that anyone wanting to have a literary lark merely needs to take some verbatim quotations... and print them together as if they were all my words, as if the author were a kind of lunatic. Soren Kierkegaard I went immediately to the show and took my painting home in a taxi. It was really a turning point in my life, I can assure you. Marcel Duchamp Maha?... Ahha... What priceless gifts does the Raja bring?... Nyating Yoiks! Three Stooges Perhaps you didnt mean to reveal the interconnection of your identities so thoroughly and so unmistakably. Perhaps you forgot about time, about chronos and her ways, about how she traces and marks and makes linear ostensibly inescapable declarations. You cant quote what has not yet been said or merely said behind veil seven-layered and unparted, knot imparted. That is the ruling consensus in this context. Or maybe you were well aware of all that, wondering if Id realize. I did see. And this is my very verily happy thought: the concealing that was revealing. Oh, happy daze... New turning talking points...This the above text was the prequel. This the text below immediately is the stage set.There is a being prone, prone to light, supine to light: lit. And this being is in the posture of awaiting delivery, or some might say deliverance. And in the being, clearly filling, is light of beings light. And surrounding is another being: Maia, by trade. (Make no mistake: Greek, not the Sanskrit illusion and not all Greek to me.) This the text following is the future recollection, becoming present as you see, up to we, knowing:Texting, texting: Essence necessarily permitting all possibles. This field of playing: that creative nature spontaneously revealing. And we: Knowing.And this poesy review is following, following that very verily happy thought on the inviting breath of Socratic in/out Q &A spiral-ation:the thought/feeling in the way it was there is ever there the thought/feeling in the way it was never there is never where the knowing is a moving now from one creating creating to another: all of them all available and knot like putting on clothes and changing masks all cosseted in a closet timeless hung with mirrors in every part fun house frolic content shifting responding twisting all ways willing to be in service of the knowing but in the showing is also shadowing conceal-ation (or can the shadow be the show?) and how to go like this in tandem to say to see: Me to Thee and Thee to Me to excape the box: to sea-say with the all/feeling/ thought/ nought dancing like this: how else knowing a we ? will this sayer for that saying be dressed like sooth? orembarazada by conquistador vermouth? does disclaimer come? or embrace? or all mixed up? and would this know la difference?this is the showing: that revealing/ great con-sealing maha-magic (ah-ha bliss) Rx is the FloridaWeekly muse who hopes to inspire profound mutiny in all those who care to read. Our Rx may be wearing a pirate cloak of invisibility, but emanating from within this shadow is hope that readers will feel free to respond. Who knows: You may even inspire the muse. Make contact if you dare. MUSINGSMaieutic t s P c s Rx rx@floridaweekly.com t o revea l dentities t a k a bl y. a bout h ow s e h at e re l y d an d t is the n text. Or f all that, see. And c o n a ll k n o b u t con t t o to e to s th o no u

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That s a guarantee!available exclusively atEAST INDIES HOME COLLECTION11985 US 41 N., Naples 34110 239-596-7273 Mon-Sat 10-5 Buen Apetto!Havana Sideboard M-F 8-5 and Sat 8-12 2240 Davis Blvd., Naples, FL 34104Complete Collision Repair 24 Hour Towing Rentals Up to 3 daysFREE RENTAL (with a collision repair) 239-775-6860 www.economybodyshop.com Email: economybodyshop@aol.com Gold is an important investment topic because fiat currencies are being challenged and China clearly wants to end the U.S. dollars reign as the worlds sole reserve currency. Short term retail investors want to know whether gold will soon have a meaningful move; long term retail investors ponder whether golds ultimate zenith will be $3,000 to $5,000 an ounce numbers often bandied about by gold bugs. Quite possibly, the central banks, which have foreign reserve surpluses (and particularly China), will have the greatest impact on gold prices in years to come. So far, in 2012, these dollar-surplus countries have been buyers. Gold hit a high in September 2011 at $1,921 an ounce and has been contracting for more than eight months in a narrowing triangle formation. The triangles bottom remains in the low $1,500s as that price shows big buying interest. Upside resistance is somewhere around $1,700. Often this pattern coils price so tightly that at the triangles apex, there is a break out establishing a new trend, either up or down. What is behind this back and forth price action? Why hasnt gold continued its several-year upward trajectory? Here are some ideas. Golds role in central banks coffers might be morphing. Gold has been a form of currency in past centuries. It once backed the U.S. currency (e.g., gold standard and, as such, a form of currency); and, by the 1970s, it became an inflation protection asset. But what is it now? Sure, it is scarce but scarcity without value would not command a market move from $250 an ounce in 2002 to $1,921 in 2012. Although Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke protests that gold is not a currency and Warren Buffets partner, Charlie Munger, takes media center stage to pronounce that gold is not worthy of investment purchase, some well-capitalized and smart central banks have recently made large purchases of gold. So could it be that at some fundamental level, these central bankers perceive gold as having value tangential to currency? Otherwise why would they keep buying it? Central banks self-report their gold holdings. A country is deemed to have a lot of gold based on the ratio of its central banks gold size relative to GDP size. Based on this measure, the U.S. has a lot of gold, but Congressional requests for gold audits are consistently declined by the Federal Reserve. The mystery as to who has how much gold and where extends across the Pacific to China. The Bank of China has not shown its cards since since 2009 when gold holdings were last reported to be 1,054 tonnes (or 1.6 percent of its foreign exchange reserves) assuming a then accurate number. What we do know is that China was a heavy buyer of gold in the first quarter of 2012: Imports from Hong Kong were 135,529 kilograms between January and March, (up) from 19,729 kilograms in the year-earlier period, per Hong Kongs Census and Statistics Department. That is a jaw-dropping increase! (Bloomberg, May 8, Chinas Gold Imports Jump as Country May Become Biggest User.) China is not alone in its purchases, according to Gold Cores May 25 online report: The IMF central bank gold demand figures for April were very bullish and suggest that (global) central bank demand in 2012 may be even higher than the 456.4 tons added last year which was the most in almost five decades. Even the Bank of Russia plans to keep buying gold on the domestic market in order to diversify their foreign exchange reserves. So two out of four BRIC countries are meaningful gold buyers. But the big news is the recent moves by China as part of its long term plan to become a major force in physical gold trading. China recently made a hefty bid (and then tabled it) for the London Metals Exchange, which controls 80 percent of all global metals futures trades and is big in industrial metals, too. This comes on the heels of Chinas creation in 2011 of PAGE (Pan Asian Global Exchange) where physical spot gold is sold in RMB to global participants. PAGE is in addition to the Beijing Gold Exchange, which has 60 retail outlets across China. You dont need to be a Wall Street whiz to see the picture created by these puzzle pieces: countries that are not broke and that have foreign exchange reserves are buying gold at current levels and are making bigger and longer term plans. Seems as if the story with gold aint over until its over. And China may be saying, Weve only just begun. There is a substantial risk of loss in trading futures and options on futures contracts. Past performance is not indicative of future results. This article is provided for informational purposes only. No statement in this article should be construed as a recommendation to buy/sell a futures/options contract or to provide investment advice. Jeannette Showalter, CFA is a commodities broker with Worldwide Futures Systems, 571-8896. For mid-week commentaries, write to showalter@ww fsyst ems.com. MONEY & INVESTINGMaking sense of golds place in the financial world b r U s i s jeannetteSHOWALTER, CFAshowalter@ww fsyst ems.com

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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF JUNE 21-27, 2012 Making dreams come true... SW Floridas Fastest Growing Mortgage Bank! www.aemc.cc Are you looking to purchase or re nance a home? Homepath the 2011-12 busy season, from October through May, over last year. We have to double that again to get back to where we were, Mr. Holm said amiably as he tuned up a bike at his shop on U.S. 41. Itll come back to it. Im sure it will. Cycling is big business in Floridas Congressional District 14, which includes 800,000-some people in Lee, and parts of Collier and Charlotte counties. There are 76 retail bicycle stores representing 319 jobs and $29.8 million in gross revenue in the district, according to a 2012 report by League of American Bicyclists. The recession hurt us bad, admits Earl Lang, co-owner of Acme Bicycle Shop in Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte. But the 2011-12 season was his best of the last three in sales. He attributes that to cabin fever (pent-up demand) and general optimism. I think this year people looked tired of not spending money, said Matthew Walthour, owner of Island Bike Shop in Naples and on Marco Island. Many of those tired of not spending money appear to be senior citizens who are more active than ever. Since the housing boom evaporated that type of person working in the housing industry that might spend $300 to $700 to $800 on a bike theyre gone, said Keith Newman, co-owner of The Bike Route in Naples. Most of them have left the area. But retirees have come on strong to take that over our last two years have been some of the best ever, so I cant complain now. One of the best sellers at shops in Naples, Fort Myers and Punta Gorda are bicycles that are easier on retirees well-worn knees or hips. These are sometimes called flat foot bicycles because you can board from a nearly natural standing position and put both feet flat on the ground at a stop. Kim Campanella, owner of Bicycle Center in Port Charlotte, is one of the top dealers in the country for Treks Pure line. Most bicycles have you sitting on a stool, said Ms. Campanella. This has you sitting on a chair. Mr. Lang of Acme said a flat foot model, the Electra Townie, has been one of his trendiest models. It really builds peoples confidence, he said. They feel comfortable and safe. Some of the most popular models such as hybrid bikes good for a trip to the store, a ride to the beach, or wherever cost between $400 and $500, but dedicated cyclists can spend upwards of $10,000 on an ultra high-end road bike that weighs less than 3 pounds, has electronic gear shifting and carbon fiber wheels. Sticking with their carsMeanwhile, people looking to lower their gas budgets by riding more are the minority, shop owners said. Even $5 or $6 per gallon gas prices wouldnt change that much, some say, even along with other benefits such as personal and environmental health. Every year when the gas goes higher people love to do stories on it, but Im not seeing it, said Ms. Campanella of Bicycle Center. Mr. Holm of Schwinn is skeptical that there will be a surge in people who use a bicycle as a primary mode of transportation any time soon, even if gas hit $10 per gallon. People arent giving up their airconditioned cars yet, he said. Mr. Newman of Bike Route figures it would take gas prices of $7 or more per gallon to see a significant spike in bicycle commuters. Our customer base is pretty much recreational and fitness-type riders, he said. Not so much in the transportation end of it. I still dont find there are many people using the bicycle strictly as a gas substitute. Its tough to pry them out of their cars. There are plenty of ways around town to use the existing roads, but most people choose to use their vehicle. That includes himself most of the time, he admits.Pedaling commuters stymiedBicycle commuters as defined by the federal government those who use a bicycle only, no car and no public transportation to get to work are an even more rarified group. Thats not to say there arent thousands of them. For instance, there were 429 people in Cape Coral who said they commuted only by bicycle in 2010 (about .7 percent of total commuters). By contrast, 6 percent of commuters in Portland, Ore., considered one of the most bicycle friendly cities in the nation, get to work by bicycle. Those who commute only by bike grew by 39 percent nationwide from 2000 to 2010. But many challenges, including large swaths of urban sprawl or showers at the workplace, are holding that group of consumers back. People who are commuting to work are those who have no choice, by and large, said Darla Letourneau of BikeWalkLee, a Fort Myers-based group that advocates alternative transportation. We dont do a good job of providing accommodations at the other end. Getting to work on your bicycle may depend on the street layout between you and a job. I love the idea (of commuting by bike) and I encourage it, Ms. Campanella said. But just the way Port Charlotte is laid out you wont see a lot of people like in Boston (her hometown), or New York or even Fort Myers, doing that. Employees often have no other facilities besides a bathroom to clean up or change in after a ride to work. When they get to work they feel sweaty and a lot of people dont provide lockers and showers and things like that, said Mr. Walthour of Island Bike Shop. While shop owners expect to continue to see strong sales continue with the retiree market, commuter sales arent likely to surge as long as the culture and practical considerations for that sector remain the same. BICYCLINGFrom page 1 EVAN WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLYBenjamin Kurke works on a tune-up at The Bike Route in Naples.

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JUNE 21-27, 2012 BUSINESS B5 THE MOTLEY FOOL Insiders and InstitutionsIf youre studying a small company in order to decide whether to invest in it, its good to find out whether insiders or institutions own many shares. Insider holdings are generally a good thing. If employees own a chunk of a company, they have an incentive to make it succeed. Insiders buying shares is also promising, as they must expect the shares to rise in value. Dont be alarmed by insider sales, though. Company stock is a major portion of many executives compensation, so they may occasionally sell some shares to send a kid to college or to buy a car. Still, lots of executives selling is a red flag. With small companies, we like to see insiders owning 15 percent or more and little ownership by institutions such as mutual funds and pension funds. When promising small companies have little or no institutional ownership, its often because the big players are sidelined. Small firms usually have relatively few shares outstanding, and their total value is modest.Imagine Scruffys Chicken Shack (ticker: BUKBUK), with just 10 million shares outstanding, valued at $10 each. (Total market value: $100 million.) Institutions that might typically buy $10 million worth of shares cant do so with Scruffys without buying fully 10 percent of the entire company, something theyre often prohibited from doing.Those of us who discover Scruffys early and buy shares before Wall Street does stand to benefit. Once Wall Street gets involved and institutions begin buying lots of shares, high demand will boost the stock price and the wealth of existing shareholders. Discovering a small but growing company with significant insider ownership and low institutional ownership is a promising scenario. The company should be sound, though, with growing sales and earnings and a strong competitive position, among other things. You can call any public company and ask its investor relations department about insider and institutional ownership. Or look them up online, at sites such as finance. yahoo.com. Just remember that small companies can be volatile and are often best for investors with some experience. What Is This Thing Called The Motley Fool?Remember Shakespeare? Remember As You Like It? In Elizabethan days, Fools were the only people who could get away with telling the truth to the King or Queen. The Motley Fool tells the truth about investing, and hopes youll laugh all the way to the bank. Ask the Fool Fools School My Dumbest InvestmentTo Educate, Amuse & EnrichLucky SpeculationNot so very long ago, I invested in a pink-sheet penny stock. It was purely speculative and purely on a recommendation in an e-mail touting a goldmining company. I didnt check anything out other than the stocks past performance. It had surged recently, and once I bought, it kept rising some more. I got scared, in spite of what looked like investor confidence, and bailed at nearly twice what I paid. Today the stock is trading for less than a 10th of what I bought it at. I was dumb and didnt do my due diligence. Fortunately, it worked out to give me a 95 percent return over the course of 20 days but it was a stupid purchase and just dumb luck. I learned along the way that the e-mail promoting the company had actually been paid for by the company. M.M., Abilene, TexasThe Fool Responds: You did indeed luck out. Remember that reputable and established companies dont send out emails hyping their own stock and urging people to buy. Its usually best to avoid stocks trading for less than $5 per share. The Motley Fool TakeMeet National Oilwell VarcoThough its history goes back to 1841, you probably havent heard of National Oilwell Varco (NYSE: NOV). Still, you might want to invest in it. With a market cap of nearly $30 billion, the company, which specializes in equipment and supplies for oil and gas exploration and production, is bigger than General Mills or Dell. Its recent quarterly report featured revenue of $4.3 billion, up 37 percent over year-ago levels, and net income up 49 percent. Rig technology revenue grew nearly 41 percent, and the segments backlog of orders now tops $10 billion.The companys strengths include a diverse product line, growing oilfieldequipment demand and a healthy balance sheet, with billions in cash and little debt. Great opportunity for the company lies in deepwater drilling and shale drilling, and it is benefiting from shorter construction cycles in Asian shipyards. In addition, several major oil companies have discovered large new reserves and will be investing billion of dollars on new drilling rigs. Already, National Oilwell Varcos equipment sits on some 90 percent of the worlds oil rigs.There are risks, too, of course. For example, if natural gas prices stay low or fall further, it might not be worth spending a lot of money drilling for it in difficult locations. With a low P/E ratio and steep growth rates, the stock looks attractive. Name That CompanyTracing my roots back to 1858, Im the product of a big 1989 merger that created what was then the worlds second-largest pharmaceutical company. In my past, youll find a laxative mineral salt, Clairol hair products, Vitalis hair tonic for men and Mum underarm deodorant. I introduced the first electric toothbrush in 1961. In the 1940s, I had the largest penicillin production plant in the world. I rake in more than $21 billion annually, and spend close to $4 billion on Last weeks trivia answerI trace my roots back to 1847 and to a confectionary company in New England. Known for a certain colorful round treat, I also produce Sweethearts, Mary Janes, Candy Buttons, Clark Bars, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Slap Stix and Sky Bars. In 1847, a newly invented lozenge cutter made my first product possible. I offered profit-sharing to employees back in 1906. During World War II, I provided rations and emergency items for the armed forces. In 2007, I was bought by the private equity firm American Capital Strategies. Based in Massachusetts, Im Americas oldest continuously operating candy company. Who am I? (Answer: Necco) research and development. My biggest sellers include Plavix for preventing clots and Abilify for mental health. Who am I? Know the answer? Send it to us with Foolish Trivia on the top and youll be entered into a drawing for a nifty prize!Do you have an embarrassing lesson learned the hard way? Boil it down to 100 words (or less) and send it to The Motley Fool c/o My Dumbest Investment. Got one that worked? Submit to My Smartest Investment. If we print yours, youll win a Fools cap! Write to Us! Send questions for Ask the Fool, Dumbest (or Smartest) Investments (up to 100 words), and your Trivia entries to Fool@fool.com or via regular mail c/o this newspaper, attn: The Motley Fool. Sorry, we cant provide individual financial advice. ker: y y y y y h e t ed e st a st, l ai f or I s h e st d uon re o se l f o r and h ea l t h W Kn ow t h to u s with the to p and into a drawi n Deciphering Fund TypesQWhat are fixed income and equity income mutual funds? P.T., Kankakee, Ill.AWhen you see the term fixed income, think bonds. Thats because most bonds have fixed interest rates, letting you know exactly what kind of income they will offer you. Meanwhile, equity funds focus on stocks, and equity income funds will likely hold stocks that pay relatively high dividends, aiming to provide investors with regular streams of income. This is different from growth or value funds, which invest in companies whose stock is expected to advance, regardless of whether the companies even pay a dividend. Many fast-growing companies dont pay any dividends, as they prefer to funnel most of their income into fueling their growth. Mutual funds that focus on income are generally best suited to those who need regular distributions of cash, such as people in retirement. However, even retirees might remain invested in some other funds or stocks, simply selling off a portion each year to generate the income they need. Research funds at Morningstar.com and learn about promising ones via our Rule Your Retirement newsletter, which you can try for free at fool.com/ shop/newsletters.***QI own a few stocks. One has lost value, one is about the same after several years, and some have done well. I need to pay my sons college tuition soon, so which stocks should I sell? S.F., Norwich, Conn.AFirst, forget how the stocks have done in the past. What matters is each companys future. Try ranking them by how much confidence you have in their health and growth prospects. Sell the ones in which you have the least faith. Your money should always be concentrated on your best ideas.Got a question for the Fool? Send it in see Write to Us BUSINESS MEETINGS A Job Search Support Group meets from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. Contact Karen Klukiewicz at kluk77@comcast.net or visit www.napleschamber.org. The American Business Womens Association-Neapolitan Chapter, meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, at the Hilton Naples. Guest speaker Karl Gibbons of Third Eye Management will discuss business networking. Cost is $29 for ABWA members, $34 for others. Reservations are required by June 22 and can be made online at www.abwaneapolitan.org. The Collier County Lodging & Tourism Alliance hosts a tourism update beginning at 8 a.m. Wednesday, June 27, at Bellasera Hotel. 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. Free for CCLTA members, $10 for others. Seating is limited and reservations are required. E-mail Pam Calore at pam.cclta@gmail. com. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce holds its next Wake Up Naples at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 11, at the Hilton Naples. Guest speaker Joseph Schmitt of DynCorp International will discuss his recent time in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The mornings sponsor is Purely You Spa. Cost is $20 for members, $25 for others. Sign up at www.napleschamber.org/events. 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 July 10. Sign up at www.wnocc.org. SCORE Naples and the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce present Create Loyal Customers, a workshop beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 14, in the Leadership Collier Foundation room at chamber headquarters, 2390 Tamiami Trail N. Cost is $25. Sign up at www. napleschamber.org/events. The Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce invites members and guests to Business After Five from 5:307 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month. The location changes from month to month. The July 18 gathering is aboard the Marco Island Princess. For more information, e-mail Katie@marcoislandchamber.org.

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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 BUSINESS WEEK OF JUNE 21-27, 2012 NETWORKING The Importance of Importance at Clive Daniel HomeWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com.BERNADETTE LA PAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 Mary Anne and John McKerrow 2 Donna Fiala, Randall Kenneth Jones and Val Simon 3 Laura Lee Olney 4. Chris Doyle and Rhona Saunders 5. Derek Wakefield and Kerek Gilliam 6. Susan Freedman and Beth FeldmanNaples Press Club welcomes the media at Seasons 52 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 6 6 BERNADETTE LA PAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 Richard Crum and Chuck Togias 2 Sue Huff, Chris Doyle and MIchele Sfakianos 3 Robert Dean Bair and Denyse Smith Mesnik 4. Dan Sheridan and Robin DeMattia 5. Phil Jason and Dorothy Mills 6. Barbara Miller and George Walmsley 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 6 6

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Our Portfolio of Southwest Floridas Rental Properties RENTAL DIVISION239.262.4242 800.749.7368PremierSothebysRealty.comSothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each Oce Is Independently Owned And Operated.RENTNAPLES.COMNAPLES AREACoquina Sands-Banyan Club2BR/2BAs, within walking distance to beach. 2nd oor, unfurnished. $1,175 Old Naples 1BR/1BA fully remodeled 1st oor condominium. Walk to beach & 5th Ave. Unfurnished. $1,600Old Naples -Castleton GardensFurnished 2BR/2BA, close to shopping and beach. Gated entry. $1,695Moorings Port-au-VillaBayside 1st foor 2/2 furnished $1,800WyndemereGated community, 2BR+den, 2nd oor with elevator. Covered parking. $2,200 Pierre ClubUnfurnished, 2/2.5, 2nd oor walk to beach. $2,200 Park Shore-VistasUpdated, beachfront building, 2BR/2BAs, 16th oor, gulf views, unfurnished. $2,500Old Naples-5th AvenueFurnished 2BR/2BA located above shopping district. Pool. $2,800Pelican Marsh Island Cove Beautiful detached villa, 2BR+den, 2-car with garage, furnished. $3,000 Olde Cypress Furnished pool home with 3BR+den/3BA. Golf transfer available for fee. $4,500Port Royal Single family pool home 4BR/3BAs. With boat dock and lift. Gulf access. $9,500FT. MYERSESTERO BONITA SPRINGS AREA Bonita Bay Sandpiper1st oor residence, 3BR/2BAs, unfurnished. $1,900 Pelican Landing Baycrest Villa 2BR+den/2BA villa with 2-car garage and private pool, furnished. $2,500Mediterra Calabria 3BR+den/3BAs 1st oor carriage home. 2-car garage $2,700 Bonita Bay EsperiaStunning water views. 3BR/3BAs, furnished or unfurnished. $3,000South Ft. Myers Belle LagoSingle family home with 2BR + den and pool. Furnished. $3,500Bonita Bay EstanciaGulf and Golf views. 3BR/3BA 2,867 sq. ft. Furnished. $4,000 The Colony -Bellagio Furnished pool home, 4BR/3.5BA. Pets with approval. $6,000 House Hunting:REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE LOCAL REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY B7WEEK OF JUNE 21-27, 20121443 MARLIN DRIVE, ROYAL HARBORWhen considering waterfront communities in Naples, most buyers think of Port Royal, Aqualane Shores, Old Naples, The Moorings, Coquina Sands and Park Shores. Then theres Royal Harbor, perhaps the best-kept secret on the local waterfront. A stones throw across the bay from Port Royal, Royal Harbor is a picturesque, quiet, secluded and secure community, just minutes from pristine beaches by day and lively downtown by night. Royal Harbor offers an array of home styles. Original quaint cottages remain but are selling fast, while renovation, remodeling and new construction show significant growth. Rebuilt/renovated by South West Shores Construction into an elegant, modern, open floor plan, this home at 1443 Marlin Drive lists for $1,209,000. For a virtual tour, visit www. gerihowardnaplesrealestate. com. To arrange a private showing, call Geri Howard at Keating Associates, 417-2996 or (617) 413-8955. Or stop by during open house from 1-4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. COURTESY PHOTOS

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Residential Commercial Mortgage Rentals Corporate Relocation Closing Services FLORIDAMOVES.COM ColdwellBankerFLORIDAMOVES .COM Bonita Springs, Barefoot Beach. $1,299,000 3/2.5SHF#212013212 The Grant Group 239-948-4450 Naples, Pelican Bay. $1,000,000 2/2.5 SHF#212017739 Wil Bedard 239-263-3300 Naples, Quail Woods Estates. $869,000 4/3.5 SHF#212017634 Mooreeld Team 239-263-3300 Estero, Wildcat Run. $639,000 3/3 SHF#212016944 Carol Jones 239-992-0059 Naples, Coco Lakes. $599,000 4/4 SHF#212015077 Saad Team 239-263-3300 Naples, Four Seasons. $995,000 5/6 SHF#212017659 GlennBradleyGroup 239-262-7131 Naples, Logan Woods. $599,000 3/3 SHF#212015065 Parlante Group 239-263-3300 Naples, Royal Palm Golf Estates. $429,000 4/3 SHF#212016426 Kay Miller 239-262-7131 Naples, Pelican Marsh. $525,000 2/2.5 SHF#212018151 Yochi Melnick 239-262-7131 Open Sun 1-4PM 18504 Royal Hammock Blvd Bonita Springs, Spanish Wells. $489,000 3/2.5 SHF#212019058 Boeglin Team 239-992-0059 ColdwellBankeris Ranked # in Web Trafc Among All Real Estate Brands*Visit FloridaMoves .com for all of your real estate needs. A Home Search in13 DierentLanguagesonly onFloridaMoves.com. Bonita Springs, Bonita Bay. $1,781,250 Direct gulf access 4BR/4.5BA Custom home on the river w/private dock/lift. Many upgrades. Lanai with pool/spa. SHF#212004367 Debra Gladchun 239-262-7131 According to Nielsen and comScore Media Metrix, Coldwell Banker branded websites had the highest number of unique visitors among all national real estate franchise brands for full-year 2011. 2012 Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Operated by a subsidiary of NRT LLC. Coldwell Banker, the Coldwell Banker Logo, Coldwell Banker Previews International, the Previews International logo and Dedicated to Luxury Real Estate are registered and unregistered service marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC.

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB16 WEEK OF JUNE 21-27, 2012 Jacki Strategos SRES, G.R.I., e-Pro239-370-1222JStrategos@att.netwww.JackiStrategos.com Richard Droste Realtor239-572-5117rddsmd@comcast.net2 level condo, on the water. New Kitchen & baths. Multiple balconies. Bright and cheerful. Model Village $239,000 GREAT AMENITIES Smokehouse Bay $165,000 GREAT FOR RENTALSPopular complex close to everthing. Excellent condition, offered furnished. 2 BR/2 BA ground level. Sand Dollar Villas $155,000 NEW LISTINGCorner unit w/2 BR/2 BA. Pergo ooring, crown molding, private lanai. New washer/dryer. First National Plaza Ofce Condominium 3401 Tamiami Trail NorthEntire 2nd Floor. Medical or professional use, just over 5,000 rentable square feet available for an owner / user or an investor. Premier location fronting on the west side of US 41 at a 4-way trafc lighted intersection, just south of Park Shore Drive. Excellent parking and visibility. $1,295,000CHRISTOPHER A. BRAUNchris@allnaples.com239.572.2200www.allnaples.comExpert Naples Real Estate Services for Buyers & Sellers Since 1984 DOWNING-FRYE REALTY INC. ate Real Est REAL ESTATE TEAM IN NAPLES!HAS MOVED TO WE HOPE YOULL VISIT US AT OUR NEW OFFICE WITH ROYAL SHELL REAL ESTATE IN PARK SHORE! Please dont forget to refer your friends and family to our new location! 3000 Tamiami Trail North Naples, Florida 34103.With over twenty-years of real estate experience in highend residential real estate in Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero, Fort Myers Beach and Fort Myers TreasureMyHome. com Team can serve you better than ever! To reach the Treasure My Home Team.com, please visit www.TreasureMyHome.com, call (239) 450-1891, or email info@TreasureMyHome.com. Our affiliation with Royal Shell Real Estate means Royal Shell Vacation services are available to help you get more from your investment. Contact us today about experiencing a community by renting before you buy! Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club received high honors in the 49th annual Gold Nugget Awards, an international program recognizing exceptional concepts in design, planning and development in the building industry. Judges considered more than 400 entries from as far away as China and Bahrain. The Miromar Lakes Beach Club earned the Gold Nugget Merit Award for Best Use of Recreational Space. In addition, Miromar Lakes was one of four finalists for the Grand Award. The winner will be announced during an awards ceremony at San Franciscos Moscone Convention Center later this summer. The Beach Club is the centerpiece of Miromar Lakes. The Beach Clubhouse offers dining indoors and out and has a private beachside dining room as well as wine rooms, a library, billiard room, card room, 50-seat theater and business center. The Blue Water Beach Grill, a 10,000-square-foot pool and a spa with full-service beauty salon complete the club. Home prices at Miromar Lakes range from $600,000 to more than $5 million. For more information, contact the sales center 425-2340 or visit www. MiromarLakes.com. Miromar Lakes Beach Club earns Gold Nugget merit award

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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 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 and plantings, including the deeded City park and green space that is just across the street with 100+ year old oak trees. Terric, open back yard with pool area, close to Moorings residents beach access and a new Publix. $1,095,000 perfect parkshoreWOW this updated 4 bedroom, 4 bath home is on a private and quiet, large interior lot. It has impact resistant glass and doors, a newly installed, large, paved pool area with bath access and a beautifully landscaped lot ready to move in. $849,000 beach & boatingGulf Shore Boulevard, a sunny 3 bedroom, 3 bath residence, built in 2004. Private, onsite, deeded boat dock is included. Beach access is just across the street in City of Naples Lowdermilk Park. This comfortably elegant home is in gorgeous, move in condition. $1,295,000

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B18 FOR FOR FOR 2 2 2 DAYS ONLY! DAYS ONLY! DAYS ONLY! June 23 June 23 June 23 rd rd rd & 24 & 24 & 24 th th th 2-4PM 2-4PM 2-4PM $429,900 $429,900 $429,900 $429,900 $429,900 $429,900 $429,900 $429,900 $429,900 GOLF MEMBERSHIP INCLUDED! FOR FOR FOR SELLER TO PAY CLOSING COSTS! Not Including Mortgage Related Fee s YOUR TWIN EAGLES SPECIALISTS! JANET CARTER (239) 821-8067JanetRCarter@gmail.com PAM MAHER (239) 877-9521AgentPam007@gmail.com JanetRCarter@gmail.com PRIVATE GOLF VIEW..overlooking the new Eagle golf course in TwinEagles. Home sits across from an open park. This immaculate 2-2-1/2 bath den, 2 car garage single family home is a must see! Granite kitchen countertops including sitdown desk, upgrade cabinets. Den easily converts to 3rd bedroom. GOLF MEMBERSHIP INCLUDED. TwinEagles is again host to the Ace Classic senior tournament played on the Nicklaus course. The new Eagle golf course will host LPGA Titleholders November, 2012.

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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 #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 thefosterteam@comcast.net 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 #303: Walk into breathtaking views, wood rs, granite kit, furnished. $829,000 Residences of Pelican Isle Pelican Isle III #602: Waterfront! Marble oors, new decor, 2 lanais, 2677SF. $799,000 PENDING Pelican Isle II #404: Waterfront, amazing views, furnished, 4/3.5Ba., end unit. $1,099,000 PENDING Pelican Isle Boat Slips: Boaters dream 1200 yards from your slip to the Gulf of Mexico Open House Sunday, June 24th 1-4pm Were here for you. Worldwide. On Gulf Shore Blvd. in Naples. Make this gulffront luxury condominium your own with the $40,000 decorating allowance! Wonderful sunset views! 2BD+Den 2BA 1GA $639,000 unit overlooks the golf course, lakes, Estero Bay and the Gulf of Mexico from three large balconies. Luxuriously furnished. 2BD+Den 4BA 2GA $1,795,000 Sorrento Tower at The Colony Golf & Beach Club. Unique and spacious mezzanine level residence with southern expose makes the unit light and bright. Extended patio. 3BD 3BA 1GA $529,000 Quail Creek Estate home with spectacular golf course view. Approx. 7000 total sq ft with 1BD 1BA guest home. 4BD 6BA 3GA $2,150,000 Call for an appointment. Grand Reserve at Pelican Strand. Immaculate spacious lanai with phenomenal lake and golf course views. 2BD 2BA 2GA $254,900 Quiet Neighborhood in The Colony Golf & Bay Club, Bonita Springs. Expansive courtyard home with guest home is offered fully furnished. 4BD 4BA 2GA $1,250,000

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Thanks to these companies for their participation in WCIs 2nd Annual Building the Fight Against Hunger.On June 2, 2012, together we were able to exceed our goal and pack 305,280 meals for those in need in Collier, Charlotte, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties. 84 Lumber Co. LP Aman Landscape Architecture LLC Apex Global Aragon Pools & Spas LLC Bank of AmericaBB&B Construction SVS of Florida Inc. Bonita Bubbles Car Wash & Lube Buckingham Doolittle & Burroughs LLPSMBuilders Design & Leasing Build LLCA Deangelis Diamond Company C&M Road Builders Inc. Carlton Fields, Attorneys at Law Carter-Pritchett Advertising Castle Group CDM Smith Inc. Central Florida Truss Inc. Cherry & Edgar, PA Chick-Fil-ACohen & Grigsby PC Commercial Property of SW Florida, LLC Congo River Golf David Plummer & Associates Inc. Del-Air Heating AC & Refrigeration Inc. Diamond District Earth Tech Enterprises Inc. Earth Tech Environmental LLC Elite Electrical Contractors Inc. Ernst & Young LLP Freedom Tax & Financial Group Gravina Smith Matte & Arnold Gray Robinson, PA GRS Inc. Holiday Inn Express Ft. Myers Airport-Town Center Howard Fertilizer & Chemical Co. Inc. Hyatt PlaceHyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa Iron Mountain Records Management Jets Pizza Kay Green Design Inc. Kean Eye Video Services LakeMasters Aquatic Weed Control, Inc. Laser Grading & Development, Inc. Lockton Companies Lykins Signtek Inc. Masco Cabinetry LLC McGriff, Seibels & Williams, Inc. Mitchell & Stark Constructions Co. Inc. Pavese Law Firm Premier Aluminum Q Grady Minor and Associates PA R T Moore Co. Inc. Richard and Rice Construction Co. Inc. Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort Runo Smith RWA Inc. Schear Corporation Sea Breeze Electric Inc. Sterling Manufacturing Stroemer & Co. Sun Life Financial Sunny Grove Landscaping Inc. Sweeperman TGI FridaysThomson Reuters Inc. Timo Brothers Inc. Trianon HotelTri-County Landscape Services Inc. Tropical Smoothie CafWaldrop Engineering PA Wells FargoWells Fargo Insurance ServicesWesco Turf Inc. White & Case LLP Wilson & Joanna Bradshaw Woodruff & Sons Inc. Woods and Wetlands Inc. YPC Consulting Group, PL

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Serving 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 | 239.287.6732Brian 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 PENDING ISLAND WALKPREMIER LOCATION OFFERS BREATHTAKING WATER AND BRIDGE VIEWS! PRISTINE 2BR, 2BA Carpi, is located on an boast tile in all living areas, built-in entertainment center, newer washer, full hurricane protection, 2 year young A/C, paver brick drive, and screened lanai offering beautiful lake and bridge views! The home is just steps from all amenities! $275,0000 FEATURED LISTING

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41 41 41Bonita Springs Bonita SpringsNaplesImmokalee RoadLivingston RoadBonita Beach Road3 Oaks PkwyCoconut RdOld U.S. 41Old U.S. 41Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Blvd. Davis BlvdCollier Blvd Collier Blvd Airport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Park Shore Dr. Rattlesnake Hammock Road Goodlette Frank RoadVanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Marco Island Florida Weeklys Open Houses Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise markedwww.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB22 REAL ESTATE JUNE 21-JUNE 27, 2012 >$400,0001 MERCATO THE STRADA 9123 Strada Place From $400,000 Premier Sotherbys International Realty Call 239.594.9400 Monday-Saturday 10am-8pm & Sunday 12-8pm 2 LEMURIA 7172 Lemuria Circle #1602 From $400,000 PSIR Tom Gasbarro 239.404.4883 Sunday 12-4pm 3 PARK SHORE BELAIR 3602 Belair Lane $459,000 PSIR Richard Culp 239.290.2200>$500,0004 BONITA BAY ESPERIA & TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive From $500,000 PSIR Call 239.495.1105 Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 10am-5pm 5 PELICAN BAY SAN MARINO 6855 San Marino Drive #208-C $559,000 PSIR Tess McCcarthy 239.207.0118 6 PELICAN BAY VILLAS AT PELICAN BAY 6633 Trident Way $575,000 PSIR Patrick ODonnell 239.250.3360>$600,0007 GREY OAKS TERRA VERDA 2458 Terra Verde Lane $639,000 PSIR Jutta Lopez 239.571.5338 8 PARK SHORE MERIDIAN CLUB 4901 Gulf Shore Blvd. North #202 $675,000 PSIR Phyllis ODonnell 239.269.6161 9 VANDERBILT BEACH REGATTA I 400 Flagship Drive #PH-08 $675,000 PSIR Patricia Bucalo 239.248.0694 10 MOORINGS CARRIAGE CLUB 2011 Gulf Shore Blvd. North #64 $690,000 PSIR Debbie Broulik 239.297.5152>$700,00011 PELICAN ISLES CONDOMINIUMS 435 Dockside Dr. $729,000-$1,099,000 Amerivest Realty Bridgette Foster 239.253.8001 Sunday 1-4 6/24/12 12 TWIN EAGLES 12300 Wisteria Drive $730,000 PSIR Dayle Cartwright 239.595.7853 13 PARK SHORE SAVOY 4041 Gulf Shore Blvd. North #103 $795,000 PSIR Gary Blaine 239.595.2912 Also Available: #105 $525,000 14 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE 280 Grande Way From $799,000 PSIR Call 239.594.1700 Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 12-5pm>$800,00015 TWINEAGLES 12312 Wisteria Drive $865,000 PSIR Dayle Cartwright 239.595.7853>$900,00016 PARK SHORE 507 Turtle Hatch Lane $915,000 PSIR Jutta Lopez 239.571.5338 17 PELICAN BAY TIERRA MAR 532 Tierra Mar Lane East $995,000 PSIR Beth McNichols 239.821.3304>$1,000,00018 OLD NAPLES 920 9th Street South $1,295,000 Naples Estate Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.465.4645 1-4 pm 6/24/12 19 AUDUBON COUNTRY CLUB 15275 Burnaby Drive $1,295,000 PSIR Paul Graffy 239.273.0403 20 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1220 Gordon River Trail From $1,500,000 PSIR Call 239.261.3148 Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm & Sunday 12-5pm 21 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>$2,000,00022 OLD NAPLES 120 5th Avenue South $2,395,000 PSIR Carol Steeves 239.240.7809 23 VILLAS ESCALANTE 260 5th Avenue South #H3 $2,395,000 Naples Estate Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.465.4645 1-4pm 6/24/12 24 VANDERBILT BEACH MORAYA BAY 11125 Gulfshore Drive #407 From $2,500,000 PSIR Call 239.514.5050 Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 12-5pm 25 COQUINA SANDS NAPLES CASAMORE 1752 Gulf Shore Blvd. North From $2,800,000 PSIR Call 239.963.4242 Open Daily 12-4pm>$3,000,00026 OLD NAPLES 175 3rd Street South $3,450,000 PSIR Celine Julie Godof 239.404.9917 27 PORT ROYAL 989 Admiralty Parade $3,585,000 PSIR Frank Sajtar 239.776.8382 28 OLD NAPLES 155 20th Avenue South $3,895,000 PSIR Steve Allison 239.776.8160>$6,000,00029 PORT ROYAL 3999 Rum Row $6,500,000 PSIR Vivienne Sinkow 239.405.0638 30 PORT ROYAL 3630 Rum Row $6,950,000 PSIR Vincent Bandelier 239.450.5976>$9,000,00031 PORT ROYAL 3430 Gin Lane $9,400,000 PSIR Frank Sajtar 239.776.8382 >$10,000,00032 PORT ROYAL 1007 Galleon Drive $10,900,000 PSIR Scott Pearson 612.282.3000 2 4 3 5 15 6 10 16 17 13 14 11 7 19 8 9 12 18 1 20 22 23 25 28 24 27 26 29 30 31 32 21

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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 Rd d d d d . G oodlette-Frank Rd A irport Pulling R d. Livi n g ston R d N aple s N N Va n de rbilt B ea ch R d Pine Ri d ge R d. M a nc he s t er r r Sq ua q q r e Whippoo rw ill L a ne Osc e ola Tr a i l Ex i t 1 07 E E xi t 11 1 Ti b u rn Va derbi a n ilt Beac ch SunN-Fu n La g oon Wate rs 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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Over, Under, Sideways, an exhibit of fine art photographs by celebrity and fashion photographer Jennifer Graylock, opens with a reception from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 28, at RAPT art&design, 291 Broad Ave. S. The evening will also include the auction of a chair from Ms. Graylocks Sit On My Face collection, with proceeds benefitting Naples-based ABLE Academy. The artist describes Over, Under, Sideways as a culmination of four years of travel and experiences with Damien Hirst and the butterfly collection, Jeff Koons and his irreverent view of culture, Marina Abramovi and her performance art and backstage with Valentino, as he held up his show to Photographic exhibit goes Over, Under, SidewaysSEE EXHIBIT, C20 Jennifer Graylock A GUIDE TO THE LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE WEEK OF JUNE 21-27, 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 Broad Avenue 434-2424 Vanderbilt 594-9494 The Promenade 948-4000 Fifth Avenue 434-8770 Marco Island 642-2222 Rentals 262-4242 Tough-guy thrillerStaten Island comes alive in a mix of cerebral and bull-headed detection. C12 Playing the damselSometimes women need saving. C2 WHAT MAKES A NOVEL A BESTSELLER? What makes millions of people buy one book and not another? Writers, literary agents and publishers have grappled with these questions for decades, often mystified by the titles that succeed. Even the most experienced in the industry cant predict what will be a bestseller. If there were a formula, it would make my life easier, says novelist BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com Novelist looks at bestsellers from a nonfiction angle HALL SEE HIT LIT, C4 DESIGN BY PETE GARCEAU AND THOMAS BECK STVAN, PHOTO BY PETE GARCEAUSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ Great stacheSouth Street hosts a Mustache Bash for Cancer Alliance of Naples, and more summer fun. C21-24

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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 21-27, 2012 and writing professor James W. Hall. But, he adds, as much as some writers might wish for its existence, a formula for Instant Bestseller (mix A and B with two-thirds of X) simply doesnt exist. Though Dr. Halls mysteries have yet to hit the New York Times Bestseller List, theyve made lists in South Florida, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and in Europe. Theyve also won Edgar and Shamus awards.Pretend this is equal...More than 20 years ago, Dr. Hall happened upon a reference book that listed bestsellers year-by-year. He was so intrigued by it that he became inspired to teach a class at Florida International University called Bestselling Fiction. The idea was to have students examine bestsellers with the same academic vigor with which they studied Henry James or Virginia Woolf. Theres stuff to be learned in these books, if you get over that initial hurdle: Oooh, this is like drinking Thunderbird wine. The prose is rough on the palate and doesnt go down smoothly. After all, what could The Godfather or Jaws possibly have in common with Gone With the Wind? After a lot of resistance at first, he says, he was able to get his students to pretend that this is equal to Faulkner as they dissected contemporary bestsellers to figure out what made them so appealing. Its not that their standards dropped or they dumbed themselves down to appreciate these books, he explains. (They discovered that applying) literary criticism could help them see stuff (in these bestsellers) they wouldnt have imagined.Cracking the codeOver the years, Dr. Hall has taught about a dozen sessions of Bestselling Fiction at FIU. Earlier this year, he released Hit Lit: Cracking the Code of The Twentieth Centurys Biggest Bestsellers ($16, Random House), in which he looks at a dozen of the biggest bestselling novels from 1936 to 2003. The list, of course, includes works by Stephen King, John Grisham and Tom Clancy, authors who consistently appear on the New York Times Bestseller List. The books he discusses in Hit Lit are what he calls a unique sampling of bestsellers, the biggest of the big. They are: Gone With the Wind Peyton Place To Kill a Mockingbird Valley of the Dolls The Godfather The Exorcist Jaws The Dead Zone The Hunt for Red October The Firm The Bridges of Madison County The DaVinci Code Each has a factor of 10 times greater sales than the average bestseller on the list this week, he says. That means these books sold 10 million instead of 200,000. And any writer would be happy to sell 100,000. Sales of these titles have been astronomical. For example, since its release in 1936, Gone With the Wind has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, and The DaVinci Code, released in 2003, has sold 81 million copies worldwide. I think theres some kind of qualitative difference, some other thing that works in these books that put them in the stratosphere, he says. What I was trying to understand was, is there something that huge numbers of readers are consistently drawn to, and if so, what does that tell us about the culture at large? Why do readers love these books?The commonalitiesAt first glance, the Hit Lit books dont seem to have very much in common. What does a book about a killer shark have to do with a short love affair in Iowa between a photographer and a housewife? What could be similar in a story about the Mafia and one about a spoiled Southern girl during the Civil War? Dr. Hall and his students found a number of commonalities in these mega-bestsellers. In Hit Lit, he discusses a dozen of them, including: A celebration or critique of some of Americas most cherished myths. A divisive or controversial issue of the day that also has deeper roots. Simple prose with a high concept and a minimum of backstory or psychological introspection. A threat of danger that grows in intensity as the story progresses. Broken or dysfunctional families. Characters who are rebels, loners and mavericks. And of course, sex, sex and more sex. That bestsellers include a healthy dose of sex scenes didnt surprise him, especially in books such as Peyton Place and Valley of the Dolls. (With his typical humor, he calls Jacqueline Susanns Valley of the Dolls an early incarnation of Sex and the City, and says it follows in the tradition of Harold Robbins, whose Carpetbaggers was once described by a reviewer as a collection of monotonous episodes about normal and abnormal sex.) I was surprised to see that each of the books had not just a sexual incident, but one that was pivotal, he says. That without it, none of the events wouldve occurred. For example, he adds, Jaws starts with a couple having sex on a beach. The woman then goes for a swim, and the shark, attracted by her scent, attacks her. Though Dr. Hall only writes about a dozen traits the mega-bestsellers share, he says he and his students found an abundance of commonalities among the books. One not included in Hit Lit is the concept of a sacrificial lamb, a character that has to die in order for the book to work. I was surprised by the whole process, that you could actually say interesting and thoughtful things and discover things about our culture by reading books that were literarily not up to snuff, he says. I didnt try to make an argument that these books are literarily valuable There is nothing in the prose or the depth or complexity or characterization that would set these books on the high cultural consideration. They wouldnt be considered valid novels worth academic time to study in a classroom. But we found using the critical language they had developed in reading Faulkner, Hemingway, Edith Wharton that there was stuff in these books that was interesting to talk about in class.There is no formulaDr. Hall was studying bestsellers for personal reasons too. Im a Ph.D. in lit, and Im supposed to revere a certain set of books, he says. And yet Im writing these thrillers that are frequently looked down upon by people in the academic life. I was trying to heal the split. But, like the novels of authors such as Benjamin Black and James Lee Burke, his own books are more literary than the average thriller. Increasingly, a lot of these books are getting a lot more literary respect, he says. He acknowledges that plenty of bestsellers dont possess the 12 characteristics he discusses in his book and that the converse is true as well: Plenty of books do possess those qualities yet never reach bestseller status. People who read Hit Lit looking for a formula for a guaranteed bestseller will be disappointed. Its still very difficult to write a novel thats any good at all, that will attract readers, says Dr. Hall. The study Ive made is not really about finding a formula. I dont think it exists. There are trends vampires and what have you. Im sure theres going to be a spate of Shades of Grey soft-porn novels now. And usually, by the time a trend is evident, its too late to write a book to try to cash in on it. Thats not the way anybody should be writing books, he says. He doubts Margaret Mitchell, Harper Lee, Jacqueline Susann or any of the other authors he writes about were consciously aware of the common characteristics their books shared, save for one: They were trying to write the best book they could write. They were trying to find a thematic issue that was relevant to the time, a hot-button issue of the day. Im certain that was true. All of them were writing as weathervanes of their particular moment. They picked up the vibrations of their time and expressed them, encapsulated them, and worked them out in an interesting way. HIT LITFrom page 1 Author James W. Hall begins Hit Lit by recalling how he transformed from a non-reader into a reader. My love affair with books began as most serious romances do, when I was least expecting to fall in love, he writes. When he was 10 or 11, his mother dropped him off at the local library while she ran some errands. He was horrified, scared one of his friends would see him there. But when he randomly picked up a book and feigned interest in order to look legitimate to the librarians, the word nude jumped out at him from the first page, captivating him as it would any boy. He read on and discovered it was a nude woman a dead nude woman. Hed picked up a mystery book. He kept reading. He was hooked. That boy grew up to be not only a voracious reader, but a writer of thrillers, creating plenty of fictional dead bodies himself. To this day, Dr. Hall doesnt know what the book was. It was only when he had to write about his own evolution as a writer that he even remembered the incident. It was British, he says. It may have been a kind of Agatha Christie-era book It deposited this fascination in my memory banks. It was a watershed moment in my life. Hooked on reading by a dead nude womanBY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com

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The Naples Jazz Masters performing Dixieland Jazz Every Saturday through the Summer 1pm 3pm Tickets: $15 per person or $25 for two Presents... Group discounts available. For tickets or more information PLEASE CALL AHEAD TO CONFIRM PERFORMANCE DATES. www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 21-27, 2012 Pre-Owned Womens, Mens & ChildrensDesigner Fashions with Impeccable Style & Sophistication NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY TO SELL YOUR ITEMS! AIRPORT PULLING RD.VANDERBILT BEACH RD.At the Shoppes at Vanderbilt Across from Lifestyle Fitness Resale! Consignment! Trade!Anne Klein | Chanel Louis Vuitton | Versace and many more! (239) 596-5044www.truefashionistasresale.comAt the Shoppes at Vanderbilt2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road #178 | Naples $5.00OFFa Purchase of $20Expires 6/30/12$10.00OFFa Purchase of $50Expires 6/30/12FW FW 968 Second Avenue North in Naples Monday Saturday, 9:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m. 239.434.7115ALL FURNITURE 50% OFF Owned & operated by:Condential 24-hour crisis line: 239.775.1101 www.naplesshelter.orgFREE Pick-Up of Furniture Donations.SUMMER SAVINGS!!!WE RELY ON YOUR GENEROUS DONATIONS TO CHANGE LIVES. NEW ARRIVALS DAILY! Theater Rodgers & Hammersteins Cinderella At the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers, through June 23. 278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com. 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. Grease At the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers, June 28-Aug. 18. 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com. All Shook Up By The Naples Players at the Sugden Community Theatre June 29-July 29. 263-7990 or www. naplesplayers.org. See story on page C14. Thursday, June 21 Garden Tour Enjoy a guided tour of The Norris Gardens at Palm Cottage, home of the Naples Historical Society, beginning at 10 a.m. $10 per person (free for children and NHS members). 137 12th Ave. S. Reservations: 261-8164. Tribute Show A Neil Diamond Tribute Show starts at 7:15 p.m. at The Stage, 9144 Bonita Beach Road. Dinner seating begins at 5:45 p.m. Call for details about other tribute shows, including The Eagles, The Beatles and Jimmy Buffett, coming up. 405-8566. Friday, June 22 Hot Summer Night The Collier County Sheriffs Office welcomes students in middle and high school for fun and games from 6-9 p.m. at the Golden Gate Community Center, 4701 Golden Gate Parkway. Swamp Rock The Gladezmen perform a Swamp Rock Super Show at 8 p.m. at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. Saturday, June 23 Grill Skills Clive Daniel Home presents a complimentary barbecue tasting with tips from Chef Eric of SMH Catering from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring a donation of canned food for St. Matthews House. 2777 Tamiami Trail N. 2614663 or info@clivedaniel.com. Dixieland Jazz Enjoy a celebration of Dixieland jazz from 1-3 p.m. at The Norris Center, 755 Eighth Ave. S. 213-3049. Zumba Fundraiser Meet Miss Southwest Florida 2012 and take part in a high-energy Zumba workout with proceeds benefitting the Miss Southwest Florida Scholarship Pageant. Registration begins at 3 p.m. and the class starts at 3:30 p.m. at St. Marks Episcopal Church on Marco Island. $20 per person. kimoui@comcast.net. It Takes Two Learn the basics in a beginning tango class with Pablo Repun from 7:30-8 p.m. and then practice other dancers during the milonga from 8-11 p.m. $15 per person. 1673 Pine Ridge Road. 738-4184 or 785-8899. Sunday, June 24 All-American Music The Gulf Coast Symphony presents its Happy Birthday, America youth concert at 2 p.m. at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers. Beginning at 1 p.m. in the lobby, there will be an instrument petting zoo and birthday party with cake and favors to celebrate the U.S.A. 481-4849. Monday, June 25 Movie Night The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents a screening and discussion of Before Sunset beginning at 7 p.m. at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. $8. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Tuesday, June 26 Cinema Under the Stars Gulf Coast Town Center presents a free screening of Yogi Bear beginning around 8:30 p.m. on the Market Plaza Lawn. 267-0783 or www.gulfcoasttowncenter.com. Wednesday, June 27 Love That Dress! Laser Lounge Spa hosts a dress collection party as a prelude to PACE Center for Girls-Collier at Immokalees Love That Dress event coming up in August. The spa plans a sushi and sake party from 6-9 p.m. Bring a gently used dress or fashion accessory for donation. 20400 Trailside Drive, Estero. 676-9756. Coming up Model Home Tours Designer Kelly Bridwell of Clive Daniel Home leads tours of the Victoria model by Lennar Homes in Treviso Bay at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. June 28. Free. Reservations: 261-4663 or info@clivedanielhome.com. Art & Music Art Walk at the Center for the Arts Studios runs from 5-7 p.m. June 28 at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. Free. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Food & Wine Fun Decanted Wine & Beer hosts a wine and food pairing to benefit the Ricky King Childrens Fund from 6-9 p.m. June 28. RKCF provides disabled children with medical equipment and services that are not covered by Medicaid or insurance. $75 per person. 1410 Pine Ridge Road. (800) 9805766. www.decantedwines.com. Art Opening Sweet Art Gallery hosts an opening reception for the next show in its Sizzling Hot Summer WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO MARTY SOHL / THE METROPOLITAN OPERA Pick your seat at Hollywood Stadium 20 and settle in for an encore presentation of Mozarts Don Giovanni from the Metropolitan Operas Live in HD series beginning at 6:30 p.m. June 27. The performance stars Mojca Erdmann as Zerlina and Mariusz Kwiecien as the title character. $12.50. www. themet.org.COURTESY IMAGEThe King is alive and well for Elvis Fest 5 June 22-24 at Seminole Casino Immokalee, where Elvis tribute artists from around the country compete to become King. The weekend kicks off at 8 p.m. June 22 with a concert by Dwight Icenhower. www.elvisfest5.com.

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 21-27, 2012 C7 799 Walkerbilt Rd., Naples off US 41, 1/4 mile North of Immokalee Rd.open for dinner nightly beginning at 4pm Ten in Tavern Items are $ 10 all evening happy hour 4-6pm in the tavern three course early dining menu 4-6pm GRACIOUS HOSPITALITY Sunday brunch! 11 to 2 pm every sunday WHAT TO DOseries from 6-8 p.m. June 29. The show features new works by expressionist artists Alberto Cruz and Stuart Glazer. Free. 2054 Trade Center Way. 597-2110 or thesweetartgallery.com. Live Music The Little River Band, Brian Howe and PUSH perform June 29 at Ballyorney Irish Pub, 13851 S. Tamiami Trail. Gates open at 6 p.m. and music starts at 7 p.m. 628-1444. Love That Dress! Noodles Italian Cafe and Sushi Bar hosts a dress collection party as a prelude to PACE Center for Girls-Collier at Immokalees Love That Dress event coming up in August. Bring a dress or fashions accessory for donation and enjoy mingling and dancing from 6-9 p.m. 676-9756. Art & Fun The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs hosts Alla Prima, Alla Fun, Hearts, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. July 5 at 26100 Old 41 Road. Enjoy pizza and wine while learning to paint under the direction of Patty Kane. $42. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. NIFF Movie Night The Naples International Film Festival hosts a screening of Memento beginning at 7 p.m. July 10 at Silverspot Cinema in Mercato. $25 per person includes a glass of wine, beer or soda, savory bites and sweet treats. 775-3456 or www.naplesfilmfest.com. Be a Kid Again The monthly grown ups-only evening at the Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples takes place from 5-8:30 p.m. July 12. Enjoy food, drink and big kid fun for $15 for Cmon members, $25 for others. 514-0084 or www. cmon.org. SummmerJazz The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club continues its SummerJazz on the Gulf series with Late Night Brass (July 21), New Groove City (Aug. 25) and Eight to the Bar (Sept. 22). The free concerts are from 7-10 p.m. on Watkins Lawn. 2612222 or www. naplesbeachhotel.com. Ongoing Events Ship to Shore Ship to Shore Featuring the Titanic runs through June 30 at the Patty and Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art. The exhibition includes paintings, drawings, prints, photographs and more, including a 10-foot-long model of the Titanic constructed of 75,000 toothpicks. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Holocaust Museum The Holocaust Museum and Education Center of Southwest Florida presents American Cartoonists, Nazi Germany and the Holocaust through July 31. The exhibit highlights how American artists used comic book superheroes to inspire patriotism and boost the countrys morale during World War II. 4760 Tamiami Trail N. 263-9200 or www.holocaustmuseumswfl.org. Submit calendar listings and high-resolution photos to events@floridaweekly. com. E-mail text, jpegs or Word documents are accepted. No pdfs or photos of flyers. The deadline for calendar submissions is noon Sunday.

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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 21-27, 2012 FATHERS DAY DINNERSATURDAY, JUNE 16THFor all Fathers, Entrees $21 and under 1/2 priceEARLY BIRD SPECIALSALL NIGHTLY SPECIALS SERVED FROM 4:30 TO 6PMWith purchase of a beverage, Dine in onlyTuesday Pasta night Buy One Large Pasta Entree, Get a Small Pasta FreeWednesday Pizza nightHalf-priced PizzaThursday Ladies nightAll entrees $21 and under half priceHappy HourFull Service Bar & $3.75 Bar Menu Monday-Friday 4:30-7pm25265 Chamber of Commerce Dr Bonita Springs, FL 34135 Reservations Can Now Be Made Online or by Calling: 239.948.3885www.cirellasrestaurant.com UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP! ARTS COMMENTARYA wake for Awake: Goodbye to depth and mystery I resisted at first. Id been suckered in by TV shows before, only to wind up disappointed. A premise would seem promising, but the characters would be clichd, the dialogue would ring false or the plot would be too simple or too ridiculous. Id fallen in love before and been jilted, left flat. Sometimes a show wouldnt even finish out a season, or the network would shuffle it around like a con man moving it by sleight of hand, so you were never really sure where youd find it. So, yes, I resisted at first. I was wary. I didnt want to invest my time, only to be sorry. But friends whod started watching Awake raved about it, saying it wasnt like anything else theyd seen; they couldnt wait for each weeks episode. I have to admit, the premise intrigued me: A detective is in a car accident with his wife and son. Afterward, however, he seems to be living in two alternate realities. In one life, his wife is alive and their son has died. But then, the detective goes to sleep at night and when he wakes up, the reverse is true: His wife has died and his son is alive. I began watching, catching up on past episodes on Hulu.com. And once I did, just like my friends, I was anxiously waiting to see what unfolded next. Was one of the detectives realities real and the other a dream? Were they both a dream? Was he dead? Dying? In a coma and imagining all of this? Was there a conspiracy behind it all? Was someone somehow manipulating his sense of reality?The irresistible premiseThe introductory sequence that played every week showed the crash, and then Detective Britten (Jason Issacs) visiting a psychiatrist in each reality. So tell me how this works, one asks. Im awake with my wife. And I close my eyes. I open them, Im awake with my son, Detective Britten answers. And this has been happening since the accident? the other therapist, in the other reality, asks. First therapist: So you begin working on one case, here, in reality, and then suddenly you begin working another case, there, in your dream. It all feels completely real to me, Detective Britten replies. First therapist: You cant tell whether youre awake or asleep at this very moment? Second therapist: Well, I can assure you, Detective Britten, this is not a dream. Thats exactly what the other shrink said, he replies. And basically, he finds it impossible to chose one reality over the other and who could? because he doesnt want to let go of either his wife or his son.Thirteen solid episodesOne reality has warm, red tones, while the other is imbued with cooler, green tones. Sometimes, the realities bleed into each other, and he discovers a clue to a case hes working on in the alternate reality. Sometimes reality is somewhat surrealistic, just like a dream. Awake is also an insightful portrayal of the grieving process, how the loss of someone we love affects us, and how others react to us as we grieve. The two therapists are played by Cherry Jones and BD Wong. Known for her work on Broadway, Ms. Jones has received Tony Awards for her roles in The Heiress and Doubt. Shes performed in movies and on other TV shows, winning an Emmy for her role as President Taylor in 4. Mr. Wong won a Tony Award for his work on Broadway in M. Butterfly, playing opposite John Lithgow. Hes appeared in numerous movies and is also known for his television roles in Oz and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Mr. Issacs, the lead, also has a history of performing on stage, in movies and on TV. His recent TV role was the evil, criminal brother in Brotherhood, and some might recognize him as the villain Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter films. Awake has quality acting and quality writing. Not your typical TV network fare. So, of course, NBC cancelled it in May, after 13 episodes. Apparently, Im not the only one who feels heartbroken. Fans have taken to the Internet, making comments such as: Please, please, please dont cancel this thought-provoking show. One of the most intelligent and interesting shows ever. This is one of the best-written shows ever on television. They complain that NBC did little to promote the show and didnt give it a chance. They question whether the network also tracked viewers who watched the show on Hulu (as I did.) Some say the show should have run on a cable network, where they think it might have found a friendlier home, and others are urging creator/writer/executive producer Kyle Killen to shop the show to another network. Fans have started a campaign, Save Awake. TV Series Finale, an online site devoted to TV show endings, reunions and revivals, is urging viewers to sign petitions, write to the shows advertisers and to the head of NBC: Bob Greenblatt, chairman, NBC, 3000 W. Alameda, Burbank, CA 91523. If somehow you missed it, you can still catch the show online. Unfortunately, nbc. com is only showing the last few episodes online now. You can watch the entire 13 episodes on Hulu, but you have to subscribe to Hulu Plus to see the first eight. You can buy instant episodes to watch on your computer via Amazon. Or you can wait to see if it comes out on DVD. But you could wind up waiting a long time. (Two years ago, AMC cancelled Rubicon, a similarly intelligent show, after one season, and the DVD has yet to be released.) Its a shame that when a network finally gets it right, offering something with quality and complexity, they often a) fail to promote it; b) fail to stand behind it; and c) cancel it prematurely. I dont know about you, but Im tired of predictable, formulaic TV shows. I like something that keeps me guessing, that makes me think, that gives me something new. Something, in other words, that keeps me tuning in each week. If you were a fan of Awake, I urge you to sign a petition and write to the network.Spoiler alert Fans were split about the last episode of Awake. Some felt that the writer had taken the easy way out and concluded with an episode where Detective Britten wakes up and it was all a dream his wife and son are very much alive. But according to interviews Mr. Killen gave after the last show ran, those viewers were misreading the plot. In fact, Mr. Killen says, Det. Britten has created a third reality, and in the second season of Awake, they were planning on examining how the character could deal with three separate realities and what problems that might cause. nancySTETSONnstetson@floridaweekly.com

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 21-27, 2012 C13 ed detection. Strange thing, though: Every lead he gets leads to someone whos just been killed. Whos snuffing out everyone who knows about what lies behind the crime before Jake can extract new information? And just what does lie behind the race to buy up all that real estate? Interesting characters abound. Theres gorgeous and brainy Emerald Emma Shields, rising star in the Shields familys media empire. Jake is strongly attracted to Emma, but she seems interested in a Donald Trump wannabe named Aristotle Arachne. Whats going on? Arachne is clearly among those involved in whatever Dr. Bimm has been up to. Then theres Jakes secretary, Evelyn Warr, a great sounding board for the private eye and capable in every way. Theres also Beldon Popp, managing editor at the Richmond Register, whom Jake thinks is spending way too much time in the company of the rich and famous. The real hero of this book, however, may well be Staten Island itself. For all his attention to character and plot, Mr. De Maria does nothing better than evoke the feel of this forlorn piece of New York City. He lovingly paints its neighborhoods, restaurants and saloons; its government buildings; its poorly maintained streets and facades; its history, sounds and smells. Mostly, he concocts a moral stew in which the good guys and bad guys are all mixed up. This is a place where you can be assaulted by a cop and helped out by a crime boss. Its an ambiguity with a history: In Italian families of a certain generation, there was a thin line that separated the career paths of cops and robbers. Many people are able to cross back and forth over this line. They are moral magicians: saints one moment, sinners the next. The book is not without its problems. When Emma asks for a slice of flowerless chocolate cake (one of many such gaffes), the reader knows that the author overpaid his proofreader. In spite of its lapses, however, suspense, gritty scenes, clever banter, the visceral rendering of Staten Island and a dogged private eye combine to make Madmans Thirst and Jake Scarnes a strong contribution to the tough-guy tradition.

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC16 WEEK OF JUNE 21-27, 2012 FromthosewackoswhobroughtyouAssistedLiving:TheMusicalEveryThursday(prettymuch)Dinnerfrom5:30 Showtofollowo o r r i i g g i i n n a a l l l l y y o o r r i i g g i i n n a a l l l l y y $ $ $ $ 1 1 9 9 9 9 . 1 1 9 9 9 9 . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4221 Tamiami Trail East at Lakewood Blvd and the East TrailN N o o w w N N o o w w F F o o r r y y o o u u F F o o r r y y o o u u $ $ $ $ 2 2 4 4 . 2 2 4 4 . 9 9 9 9 + + + + 9 9 9 9 + + + + Dinner and Show! Dinner and Show!For reservations 239-793-3644Delicious dinner! Hilarious show! The Show www.bobharden.comNews and commentary you can use to help you enjoy life on the Paradise Coast.Streamed live, Monday-Friday, 7-8 a.m. The show is archived for your listening convenience. Brought to you in part by w w w w w w News and c o N n use to hel c a n o n t h e P a r a M T h e B like us on facebookMany figures have been used through the years to represent America. The earliest was the Indian Queen, who was the European symbol for North America from about 1570 to 1776. The attractive American Indian woman was represented in figurines and textiles. In 1776 her looks changed to a younger Indian Queen, who remained popular until about 1815. There was also Miss Liberty, a woman who wore the French cap that represented liberty, and Miss Columbia, similar to Miss Liberty but wearing a tiara and standing near a flag and eagle. They are both seen in paintings as early as the 1770s, but Miss Liberty soon lost favor. Columbia remained a symbol into the 1860s, when she lost out to Uncle Sam. He was invented in 1812 and is the most important and enduring representative of the United States. Legend says that during the War of 1812, Samuel Wilson, a meatpacker, stamped meat packages for soldiers with the letters U.S. for United States. Folks joked that the meat came from Uncle Sam, and soon the tall, thin man with white hair and beard, top hat and striped pants was created and seen in political cartoons, ads, packaging and even toys. He is still a favorite. Q: My mother has a Little Red Riding Hood mechanical bank. It has Grandma in bed and Little Red Riding Hood sitting on the bed. If you pull the lever, Grandmas head comes up and reveals the Big Bad Wolfs face underneath. It you put a penny in, Red Riding Hoods head tilts back as if she is startled. The bank is marked Red Riding Hood on the side just below her skirt. On the bottom, below Grandmas head, are the words Bits and Pieces. The paint and condition are excellent. We would like to know if its a reproduction or an antique and what its value is. A: The antique Little Red Riding Hood mechanical bank does not have a makers mark but is thought to have been made by W.S. Reed Toy Co., which was founded by William Reed in Leominister, Mass., in 1876. The company was known for its wooden toys. Reed made three different mechanical banks in the 1880s: Old Lady in the Shoe (patented in 1883), Girl in Victorian Chair and Little Red Riding Hood. The Little Red Riding Hood bank came in three variations, with a blue, green or yellow bedspread. The company became Whitney-Reed Co. in 1898. Your bank is marked Bits and Pieces, the name of a company in Lawrenceburg, Ind., that sells reproduction mechanical banks, puzzles and other gift items. The original banks sells for more than $30,000. Bits and Pieces sells reproduction banks for about $25 to $35, but the Red Riding Hood bank is no longer listed on the companys website. Q: My antique clothes iron has a little KOVELS: ANTIQUES American symbols: From Indian Queen to Uncle Sam H b t h W i terryKOVELnews@floridaweekly.com

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 21-27, 2012 C17 239-594-2748 9118 Strada Place Naples, Florida 34108 Happy HourMonday Friday 3pm 7pmJoin us Every Tuesday Price Burgers for Naples residents*Bring your I.D. Visit ExperienceThePub.com for more information www.agavenaples.com 239-598-FIRE (3473)2380 Vanderbilt Beach Road, NaplesLocally Owned and Opearted @HotSpotNaplesTequila Inspired. Real Wood Fired. Call us now for a different dining experience!A GREAT CHOICE FOR GLUTEN FREE AND VEGETARIAN DINERS.*Full menu also available. SOUTHWESTERN IS... A TRULY DIFFERENT DINING EXPERIENCE. Cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts. Expires 7/31/12 fuel tank attached to the front end. The top of the iron is marked Sunshine on one side and Pat Pending, Made in the USA on the other. The iron is 7 inches long. Please tell me what type of fuel it burned, when it was made and what its worth. A: The manufacturer of your Sunshine iron is unknown, but its not hard to find the model at flea markets. Sunshine irons date from the early 1900s and burned gasoline. Other liquid-fuel irons burned kerosene, alcohol or liquefied natural gas. Irons that burned liquid fuel were a big improvement over irons that burned coal, which produced smoke and soot. Your iron is worth $75 to $100 if its in good condition. Q: I got a pressedglass toothpick holder from my grandmother. She told me its in the Crocus pattern and that shes had it for a long time. Can you tell me something about this pattern? Is the toothpick holder valuable? A: Your pattern is probably Croesus, a pattern first made by the Riverside Glass Co. of Wellsburg, W.Va., in 1897. Riverside Glass Co. was founded in 1879 and closed in 1907. The pattern features C-scrolls separated by crosshatching and fan shapes. It was first made in amethyst, emerald green or clear glass, with or without gold trim. Several different tableware items were made, including a butter dish, pitcher, salt and pepper shakers, sugar and creamer, toothpick holder and other serving pieces. The National Glass Co. made Croesus at the McKee factory from about 1907 to 1917. Reproductions have been made since the early 1970s. The toothpick holder was one of the first items reproduced. The value of your Croesus toothpick holder is about $35. Tip: If you are storing a large closed container like a trunk for a long time, put a piece of charcoal in it to absorb odors. 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. Write to Kovels, Florida Weekly, King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019. The Uncle Sam image not only represented the United States but was also used to endorse products. This 100-year-old lithographed sign praised the Jackson razor that was used to shave Uncle Sams beard. William Morford Auctions in Cazenovia, N.Y., sold this sign for $1,925 last fall.

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC18 WEEK OF JUNE 21-27, 2012 invites you to see... STARRINGIN ALPHABETICAL ORDER Rosalyn ColemanBROADWAYThe Piano LessonRoni GevaFILMOne Small Hitch Donna McKechnieTONY AWARD WINNERA Chorus LineLoretta SwitEMMY AWARD WINNERM*A*S*H NORAH EPHRON & DELIA EPHRONAN INTIMATE COLLECTION OF STORIES BYJUNE 22JULY 15IN SARASOTA, NEXT TO THE RINGLING MUSEUM ON US 41800-361-8388ASOLOREP.ORGBASED ON THE BOOK BYILENE BECKERMAN KAREN CARPENTERDIRECTED BYSPONSORED BYMary TestaTONY AWARD NOMINEE42nd Street, On the Town 25%OFFWITH CODE: LOVENAPLESONLINEPHONEBOX OFFICEExcludes balcony. Not valid with any other oer or previously purchased tickets. TELL US YOUR STORYEnter our Love, Loss and What I Wore ESSAY CONTEST. Learn more at AsoloRep.org 4236 Gulfshore Blvd N., Naples 239-430-6273 www.miramarenaples.com Online Reservations Available TUESDAY Pasta Night Choose from 12 different pastas. All for only $10 THURSDAY Pizza Night $10 First Seating: 3-Course Dinner $20.12 4:00-5:30pm Summer Special HAPPY HOUR All well drinks are only $2.12 1/2 price well martinis, house wine and beer $5 small plates MiraMare Ristorante CONTRACT BRIDGEBY STEVE BECKERThe race against timeGood timing is extremely important in the play of many hands. When declarer has several different things to do, the order in which he does them frequently makes the difference between success and failure. Consider this deal where West leads a club against four spades. How should South proceed? Lets say he starts by winning the club with the king and returns a trump. East takes the ace and plays another club. South must now go down one, losing a trick in each suit, since the diamond and heart finesses both lose when they are attempted. The outcome is surely unlucky, but it can be traced to a wrong choice of plays. Declarer should not stake his chances on either of the redsuit finesses working when there is a more promising approach available. When dummy comes down, he should realize that there is more urgent business to attend to than tackling trumps at once. An early trump lead gives the defense time to establish a club trick. Instead, declarer should win the club lead with the king and play the A-10 of hearts, deliberately rejecting the heart finesse in order to establish an immediate heart trick in dummy. If South plays in this fashion, he winds up losing only a spade, a heart and a diamond, and so makes the contract. West can take his king of hearts and return a club, but South wins with dummys ace and discards his remaining club on the queen of hearts. By attacking hearts first, South wins the crucial race against time. He develops a heart trick before the defense can develop a club trick. If declarer leads the wrong suit at trick two, he loses a vital tempo and goes down one.

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 21-27, 2012 C19 INDOOR MARKETSaturdays 8am-1pm2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road Unit 124/126 (near Pei Wei)(NW Corner of Airport Pulling & Vanderbilt Beach Road Behind CVS) BETTY MACLEAN TRAVEL Inc. The Adventure Travel Company MAYAN JEWELS 7 DAYS MIAMI TO MIAMICORAL REEFS & SILVER SANDS 10 DAYS MIAMI TO MIAMIMYSTERIES OF THE MAYANS 10 DAYS MIAMI TO MIAMIWESTERN CARIBBEAN DEC 18, 2012Featuring Exciting and Exotic cruising destinations Regent Seven Seas Cruises includes: 2-for-1 Fares, Complimentary Unlimited Shore Excursions, Wines & Spirits and Gratuities! Betty Maclean Travel is delighted to present an exceptional o er from Regent Seven Seas Cruises. Call today to enjoy extra bene ts and savings courtesy of the only Locally Owned Virtuoso Agency in Southwest Florida. 24041 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs | 239.390.3187 www.angelinasofbonitasprings.comLike me on Facebook: AngelinasRistorante | Follow me on Twitter @AngelinasBonitaReal. Italian.Locally Owned and Operated.Two people, four courses each and a bottle of wine now only $85* Summer hours: Tuesday-Saturday 5pm-10pmExperience award winning, romantic dining at Southwest Floridas most elegant restaurant.* Includes a bottle of wine valued up to $50. Plus tax and gratuity. Expires June 30, 2012.TripAdvisor review by martexstudio Great Reviewed May 29, 2012 Five stars on service, wine selection and knowledge, great food!!! Beats Ruths Chris, Blue Water Bistro, and Molinos. Worth every penny. Young people between the ages of 7 and 17 who love to sing are invited to audition for the Philharmonic Youth Chorales 2012-13 season on Saturday, Sept. 8. The chorale performs with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra. Candidates should prepare a song of their choosing which they believe showcases their vocal talents. Selections should be no longer than two minutes. A copy of the song should be provided for the piano accompanist. All auditions must be with piano accompaniment, not to recorded music or a cappella. Applicants will be asked to match pitch and, depending on their musical background, may be asked to sight-read. Under the direction of James Cochran, the Youth Chorale rehearses weekly on Saturday mornings with breaks that coincide with public school vacation schedules. Annual tuition is $125, and the one-time music fee is $25. Some scholarship assistance is available. Auditions will be held in the administration building at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. For more information or to schedule an audition, call 2542642 or e-mail jlawfer@thephil.org. Young voices invited to try out for chorale

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We invite you to explore endless possibilities... with a Naples Grande Golf Club Membership. For more information please contact MARC FREIBURG PREMIER CLUB 7540 Golden Gate Parkway | Naples, FL 34105 | 239.659.3714Championship golf at Naples Grande Golf Club, an 18-hole, Rees Jones designed course spa therapy at the world renowned Golden Door Spa (located at Waldorf Astoria Naples) Professional instruction and play by Peter Burwash International pros at the Waldorf Astoria NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC20 WEEK OF JUNE 21-27, 2012 Fresh. Natural. Delicious.NORTH NAPLES Fountain Park 7941 Airport Rd. (239) 596-8840 NAPLES CoastlandCenter 1860 Tamiami Trail N. (239) 352-8642 FT. MYERS Gulf Coast Town Center 9924 Gulf Coast Main St. (239) 466-8642 $2 OFFany purchase over $6.99 after 4pmSome restrictions apply. Not valid with any other offer. Must present coupon. No cash value. One coupon per customer per visit. Valid only at participating locations. LIMITED TIME OFFER EXPIRES 6/28/12 www.CalistogaCafe.com FREE Text CBAKE to 97063 to receive more special offers & promos! Dinner with a View 1901 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, Naples, Florida 34102 | 239.403.2000 Enjoy internationally inspired cuisine traditionally or alfresco, in a casually elegant atmosphere while overlooking stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico.Serving Dinner Nightly from 5:00PM Thursday Happy Hour 5:00PM-6:30PM walk me through his couture collection, explaining each bead and why he chose that color, that pattern. Ms. Graylock says her quirky view of the world has been inspired by Man Rays innovative approach to bringing life to inanimate objects, combined with Cecil Beatons hauntingly beautiful usage of lighting with a touch of film noir, Richard Avedons freezing movement, Jean Cocteaus unusual and eerie juxtaposition of the surreal and Andy Warhols use of color and breaking all the rules. She hopes her fine art photographs provoke wonder and curiosity and give the viewer a (sometimes altered) glimpse of ideas and vignettes from her life inspired by the cultural events and artists with whom she has collaborated.Up for auction Ms. Graylocks Sit on My Face collection consists of vintage chairs that she restores before applying one of her photographs to the seat to make a oneof-a-kind piece. Up for auction to benefit ABLE Academy will be a Michael Thonet chair featuring Ms. Graylocks image of George Clooney taken the moment he learned he had been nominated for an Academy award. Another chair featuring her photograph of Angelina Jolie at the 2012 Oscars will be on display. Several pillows bearing the artists celebrity images will be available for purchase. ABLE Academy provides services to children with autism, developmental delays and neurological disorders. For more information, call RAPT art&design at 304-8374 or visit www. raptartanddesign.com. EXHIBITFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOSAngelina Jolie and George Clooney chairs

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JUNE 21-27, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C21 SOCIETY A send-off for Naples Illustrated s Kathy Becker at BarbatellaWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com. 1 Marla Ottenstein and Shawn Holiday 2 Roz Travis and Emily James 3 Jeff Staner, Linda Sciuto and Vivian Dawson 4. Lisa Wilson and Linda Harden 5. Alison Whalen and Jan Soderquist 6. Linda and Bob Harden 7. Sherrie Dixon and Kellie Jacoby 8. Kat Smith and Kathy Becker 9. Jerry Thirion and Kathy Becker 10. Donna Egdes and Mollie Page 11. Connie Dillon 1 1 2 2 3 3 5 5 6 6 7 7 8 8 9 9 10 10 11 11CINDY PIERCE / FLORIDA WEEKLY 4 4

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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 21-27, 2012 (239) 936-7275www.MariosMeatMarket.com The Finest in Choice Beef, Pork, Veal & Poultry Largest Selection of Italian Specialties Fresh Homemade Mozzerella Made Daily Fresh Baked Bread CATERING FOR ANY OCCASION "Let Our Family Feed Your Family" "The Original Sausage King" Mario'sMeat Market and Deli BBQ PACKAGEALL FOR $4999 FRESH CUT MEATS FRESH CUT MEATS DELI ITALIAN SPECIALTIES $179 MEATBALL MIX STEAKS $499 $299 $299 $299 $199 $699 $599 $499 $699 $1995 LBS. OR MORE $199BEEF PORK VEAL SWEET OR HOT FIRST COLD PRESSED IMPORTED FROM IT AL Y IMPORTED FROM ITALY34 OZ. 17 OZ. 35 OZ. SOCIETY Happy hour at Aqua with the Wine Tasters of NaplesWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com. 1 1 6 6 3 3 4 4 5 5 2 2COURTESY PHOTOS 1 George and Helen Pertesis with Marion Roland 2 Maria Murati, Bill McGuigan and Deborah Martins 3 Kevin Kelly and Sandi Wilson 4. John and Sue Lu Goodwin 5. Phyllis Ordogne and Tom Settineri 6. Mr. G. Goce Sipinkoski, Sherri Weidman and Dan Leamon 4 4

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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.NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JUNE 21-27, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 SOCIETY South Street hosts a Mustache Bash for Cancer Alliance of NaplesWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com. 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 7 8 8 1 Alison Sciacgua, Celine Brouet, Christianm Almeida and Gaby Chawan 2 Tom Elrod, Allyson MacLean and Carolyn Warnkin 3 Dick Wood and Kristy Bedell 4. Karl and Sally Kreuscher 5. Claudio Almeida and Bruna Brouet 6. Maureen Bulig and Joe Fronckowiak 7. Dave Dunnavant and Craig Barbaro 8. Amy Owler and Amy Waters STEPHEN WRIGHT / FLORIDA WEEKLYSteven Humphrey

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Jasons Deli vers FortMyers ReectionPkwy.@CypressLake 239-590-9994 Naples Immokalee @Airport 239-593-9499 Cape Coral SantaBarbaranearVeterans 239-458-8700 P ortCharlotte USHwy.41&776 941-235-3354 Order online: jasonsdeli.comBreakfast BoxMeals HotFood Sandwich Trays Soups,Salads &Sides PartyFood Catering Packages JustDesserts!www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC24 A&E WEEK OF JUNE 21-27, 2012 SOCIETY A rainy start for 2012 SummerJazz on the Gulf seriesWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com. 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 7 8 8Diane and Larry Caldwell 1 Barbara Haman, Vicki Tracy and Sally Ince 2 Michelle Alvarez with Samantha and Chris Macklin 3 Jennifer and Andrea Fielland 4. Judson Carr, Joan and Tony Dignoti and Shirley Carr 5. Brandi Torres and Armani 6. Cathy and Bob Klomparens 7. Mark Bagley and Liz Negron 8. Heather and Michael Milner with Todd Saunders and Rebecca TaylorBERNADETTE LA PAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLY

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41 Bonita SpringsNaplesImmokalee RoadOld U.S. 41Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Blvd. Davis BlvdAirport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Rattlesnake Hammock Road Vanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Park Shore Dr.Goodlette Frank RoadLivingston Road 5th Ave. Florida Weeklys Restaurant Guide1 BAY HOUSE RESTAURANT799 Walkerbilt Road Naples, FL 34110 239.591.3937 www.bayhousenaples.com2 BUCCA DI BEPPO8860 Tamiami Trail N. Naples, FL 34108 239.596.6622 www.buccadibeppo.com3 AGAVE SOUTHWESTERN GRILL2380 Vanderbilt Beach Road Naples, FL 34109 239.598.3473 www.agavenaples.com4 CALISTOGA BAKERY & CAF7941 Airport Pulling Road Naples, FL 34109 239.596.8840 Or 1860 Tamiami Trail N Naples, FL 34102 239.352.8642 www.calistogacafe.com5 SHULAS STEAK HOUSEAt the Hilton Naples & Towers 5111 Tamiami Trail North Naples, FL 34103 239.430.4999 www.donshula.com6 NOODLES ITALIAN CAF & SUSHI BAR1585 Pine Ridge Road Naples, FL 34109 239.592.0050 www.noodlecafe.com7 ROSEDALE PIZZA1427 Pine Ridge Road Naples, FL 34109 239.325.9653 www.rosedalepizza.com8 TAVERN ON THE BAY489 Bayfront Place Naples, FL 239.530.2225 www.tavernonthebay.net9 VERGINAS700 5th Avenue South Naples, FL 34102 239.659.7008 www.verginarestaurant.com10 RIVERWALK AT TIN CITY1200 5th Ave South Naples, FL 239.263.2734 www.riverwalktincity.com11 THE DOCK801 12th Ave South Naples, FL 239.263.2734 www.dockcraytoncove.com12 JASONS DELI2700 Immokalee Road Naples, FL 239.593.9499 www.jasonsdeli.com13 SAM SNEADS OAK GRILL & TA VERN8004 Lely Resort Blvd. Naples, FL 239.793.6623 www.samsneadslely.com 8 5 9 11 10 6 2 4 7 3 1 13 12

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Visit Us Today!If you live and breathe the game of golf, youre bound to hunger for more than a few birdies. 8004 Lely Resort Blvd. Naples, FL 34113 239-793-6623www.samsneadslely.com For information on Lely Resort Golf & Country Club Summer Golf Specials Call 239-793-2600OAK GRILL & TAVERN AT LELY RESORTVisit Us Today!If you live and breathe the game of golf, youre bound to hunger for more than a few birdies.8004 Lely Resort Blvd. Naples, FL 34113 239-793-6623www.samsneadslely.comFor information on Lely Resort Golf & Country Club Summer Golf Specials Call 239-793-2600OAK GRILL & TAVERN AT LELY RESORT Visit Us Today! If you live and breathe the game of golf, youre bound to hunger for more than a few birdies. 8004 Lely Resort Blvd. Naples, FL 34113 239-793-6623www.samsneadslely.com For information on Lely Resort Golf & Country Club Summer Golf Specials Call 239-793-2600 OAK GRILL & TAVERN AT LELY RESORT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC26 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 21-27, 2012 475 Seagate Drive, Naples, FL 34103 | waldorfastorianaples.com Play date.*Valid until September 30th. Subject to availability. Taxes and resort charge are in addition.This summer, save and play at the Waldorf Astoria Naples. As a Collier or Lee County resident, book and stay by September 30th and receive a preferred rate of $129 per night* with self-parking included. For more information and reservations, please call 888.722.1269 and request code plocal. PAST REPASTSHere are some capsule summaries of previous restaurant reviews:Agave Southwestern Grill, 2380 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples; 598-3473 With its blend of Northern Mexican and American Southwestern cuisines, Executive Chef Thomas Riemans menu puts a sophisticated spin on humble, homespun food the likes of which hasnt previously been seen in Southwest Florida. Brought to us by the folks behind Angelinas Ristorante in Bonita Springs, Agave is a great concept executed with panache. The restaurant pays tribute to the agave plant with 200 varieties of tequila, which can be ordered in flights so you can compare; for those less inclined to take it straight, there are delicious fruit-and-herb-infused margaritas. Tortillas are pressed in house, and sumptuous guacamole is turned out tableside with your choice of ingredients such as roasted garlic, queso fresco and bacon. From a quickly marinated seafood ceviche to a slowly simmered poblano mole, dishes highlight flavorful ingredients and skillful cooking while never sacrificing authenticity. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed October 2011Bokampers Sports Bar & Grill, 8990 Fontana Del Sol Way, Naples; 4317611 With 70-plus flat-screen televisions, you wont miss out on your favorite teams game at this trendy sports bar, the brainchild of former Miami Dolphin Kim Bokamper. What makes this a great choice for sports lovers is an inventive menu that includes shrimp, calamari, tuna wontons and fish tacos in addition to the usual burgers, wings, sliders and chili. Bos Banging Shrimp, in a sweet and spicy sauce topped with sesame seeds, were tasty and cooked just right. The signature chicken wings were excellent, too, grilled then topped with a medium hot barbecue and garlic sauce accompanied by a bounty of celery and blue cheese dressing. The fish tacos, made with mahi, were terrific. Apple pie a la mode was a perfect finish to a winning meal. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed November 2010 Mimis Cooking, Orange Pine Plaza, 2099 Pine Ridge Road, Npales; 566-2275 Theres no bad time to visit Mimis, but the slow summer season means there likely wont be a crush of people there, leaving the staff to lavish its wonderful service and great food on you. The intimate dining room has the charming ambience of a Parisian caf, and the kitchen serves up food to match. Both the classic bouillabaisse and coq au vin were flawless, as were appetizers of endive salad with spinach, Roquefort cheese chunks and sesame dressing and organic carrot and ginger soup. Portions are realistically sized, just right for a single sitting. And dont miss dessert. We shared an outstanding warm apple tarte tatin with whipped cream. Service was efficient and warm. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed June 2011Seasons 52, 8930 Tamiami Trail N., Naples; 594-8852 This small chain, new to Southwest Florida, has a lot going for it. Start with the regularly changing menu that features seasonal ingredients at their peak of flavor in dishes that forswear indulgence (nothing contains more than 475 calories) without sacrificing flavor. Consider the globe-spanning wine list (more than 100 selections, 52 or more by the glass). And then theres the casual but plush atmosphere that feels organic, with earthy colors, polished woods and stacked stone. Start with one of the flatbreads, cracker-thin pizzas carpeted with precisely arranged toppings and baked in a superhot brick oven. The menu achieves a good balance of seafood and meats. An artichoke-stuffed shrimp dish was succulent and redolent of sage, while woodgrilled T-bone lamb chops were perfectly cooked and remarkably tender. Save room for dessert without guilt: Seasons 52s Mini Indulgences are tiny treats red velvet cake, pumpkin mousse and much more served in shot glasses. Theyre the perfect way to end a meal without going over the edge. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed November 2011Tarpon Bay, Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa, 5001 Coconut Road, Bonita Springs; 444-1234 For a casual seafood bistro, it would be hard to beat Tarpon Bay. It features a ceviche bar, several varieties of raw oysters and lots of fresh fish. Wine devotees will find a host of interesting selections from which to choose. Dishes are attractively plated and served by a well-informed staff. We loved the sampler platter of ceviche (choose from one, two, three or eight types), particularly the Peruvian, a mix of scallops and mahi in a spicy marinade, and the shrimp with roasted corn, tequila, coriander, cumin and cayenne. This could be a meal unto itself. A Caesar salad contained fresh ingredients and a tasty white anchovy, but the dressing needed a flavor boost. A grilled red snapper paired well with both the young soy white miso sauce and the slightly sweet ponzu sauce, but a spicy tropical salsa was a little overpowering. A tasty lobster pot featured clams, mussels, lobster tail, fingerling potatoes, corn and roasted tomato (we also added seafood sausage, which was delicious). For dessert we ordered a flight of housemade ice creams, and although we loved the peaches and mascarpone cobbler and the kahlua flavor, wed skip the spiced banana next time. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed January 2012 Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor

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Big Hickory Seafood Grille has long been a favorite spot to recommend to visitors and friends looking for a dining experience that offers both memorable food and a unique setting. For years, the restaurant has been known for pairing seafood with unlikely ingredients grouper and bananas, for example and thus showcasing the flavors of Florida and the Caribbean in innovative ways. As for its location, the restaurant exploits the rustic charm of a marina that dates to 1969 and affords an impressive view of bay waters, mangrove islands and the finned and feathered inhabitants of each. If youre lucky, you might even catch a rainbow arching over the horizon, as we did on a recent stormy night. It had a been a few years since I visited Big Hickory, and the restaurant has changed hands at least once in the meantime, so I was eager to know how it has weathered the tides of change. I am happy to report that it remains a destination worthy of recommendation. And a destination it is, well north of Bonita Springs commercial corridors and south of touristy Estero Island. The off-the-beaten-path restaurant appears to have expanded its outdoor deck since my last visit, but an approaching storm sent us indoors to a nearly packed dining room. An all-you-caneat Friday night fish fry probably was responsible for the unexpected crowd, but we were just in time to procure a prime window-side table at the back of the house. The rooms yellow walls are decorated with marine paraphernalia and colorful original paintings; rope hammocks hanging from the ceiling and reggae music conjure a carefree island atmosphere. A party of 14 was seated shortly after us, and our server was considerate and candid enough to suggest that we get our orders in soon to avoid the inevitable backup in the kitchen. The main menu lists only house wines by the quarter-liter, half-liter and liter. My companion wasnt drinking and I didnt want to take my chances, so I settled for San Pellegrino ($3.95). Later as we were preparing to leave I learned there is a separate list of a dozen whites and reds available by glass and bottle. The server forgot to mention it, even when I asked if it had a full bar. Seafood, of course, is the main attraction at Big Hickory. But there are other options including burgers, flatbread, tacos, a steak and a couple of chicken dishes. We decided to start with conch fritters and one of the eight salads offered. The fritters seemed overpriced at $14 for a half-dozen. But they were better than most, fluffy-light and studded with bits of conch and scallion. They were perfectly fried to a uniform golden brown and accompanied by a raspberry-chipotle dipping sauce that harmonized sweet and smoky. A small serving of corn and black bean salsa added a splash of color to the plate. The Big Blue salad ($11) contained fresh, crisp greens tossed with walnuts, red grapes and crumbled blue cheese. It was a sizeable portion, served with balsamic dressing on the side, as requested. Because our friendly and efficient server expedited our order ahead of the pending kitchen crush, the entrees arrived before we were quite ready for them. To be fair, we were probably partly to blame for gabbing too much over the first course (my friend and I had a lot of catching up to do). We decided to steer clear of main dishes wed enjoyed before at Big Hickory: the aforementioned Cubana grouper with plantains and banana liqueur, and the coconut-crusted mahi-mahi with rum and pineapple beurre blanc. In a similar vein, the apple mango grouper ($26) was offered as a chefs special and it was indeed special. The fish (noticeably more than the 8 ounces promised on the menu) was nicely bronzed and its thick flakes perfectly moist. The sweetness of the apple-mango salsa served on top was nicely contrasted by a tart passion fruit sauce. A mlange of vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, zucchini) was sauted to a tender-crisp state. All in all, it was a worthy addition to the restaurants fruit-and-fish repertoire. From the seasonal menu, I opted for the shrimp and lobster scampi ($29), which turned out to be a good choice. Surprisingly, the dish contained as much seafood as it did pasta: large chunks of tender, sweet lobster meat and a trio of jumbo shrimp sauted just until cooked through. The fettuccine was laced with a light wine and butter s auce with just enough garlic to assert its presence without overpowering the seafood. Buttery toasted bread was provided to sop up any remaining sauce. Those entrees were a hard act to follow, and desserts arent made on the premises. The bread pudding ($7) was dry and unremarkable; the Chocolate Madness ($7.50) was a dense, moist cake with chocolate mousse and icing satisfying, but nothing you cant get in any number of other restaurants. Dessert was never a big reason to visit Big Hickory anyhow. The seafood and scenery are more than reason enough. CUISINESeafood, scenery make Big Hickory a big attraction Big Hickory Seafood Grille>> Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday >> Reservations: Accepted >> Credit cards: Accepted >> Price range: Appetizers, $8-$18; entrees, $12-$29 >> Beverages: Beer and wine served >> Specialties of the house: Seafood >> Volume: Moderate to high >> Parking: Marina lot; boat accessible >> Website: FacebookRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 26107 Hickory Blvd., Bonita Springs; 992-0991SuperbNoteworthyGoodFairPoor d a i t o drewSTERWALD pgnews@floridaweekly.com DREW STERWALD / FLORIDA WEEKLY t s hi auted crisp state. All ipotle dipping a rm o niz e d smo k y. vin g n d n e ns wa l nuts z u ni ) w a toatenderc ro t ucc a s s crisp Above: Big Hickory Seafood Grille is in a Bonita Springs marina. Left to right: Grouper is paired with apple-mango salsa and passion fruit sauce. Conch fritters come with a delicious raspberry-chipotle dipping sauce.NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JUNE 21-27, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 BARBECUE IS WHAT WE DO LET US DO IT FOR YOU!In Lee & Collier Counties Call Our Catering Manager at (239) 209-0940 Catering Services from 25 5,000 www.ribcity.com Catering! Our Award Winning Baby Back Ribs, Chicken, Pork and Beef accompanied by our homemade Cole Slaw and Baked Beans can be brought to your event by our mobile char-grill.

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