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To a man, theyre blue-blazered, smooth-talking, Republican politicians. So at first glance they look as diverse as boards in a sawmill. But first glances are notoriously suspect. Here, Florida Weekly explores the histories, temperaments and ideologies of six wannabe Washingtonians. Each seeks his partys nomination to run for the District 19 seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. That district is newly redrawn from District 14, now represented by Cornelius Harvey McGillicuddy IV, more popularly known as Connie Mack. Rep. Mack hopes to move up to the select 100 by capturing incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelsons seat in the U.S. Senate. The six Republican candidates have more in common than their blazers and smiles. None will vote to raise your taxes or anybody elses, they claim. All of them want to fix immigration, but not with an amnesty. At least five of them think the penny plan to reduce the deficit and balance the federal Open seat competition heating upSEE RACE, A8 SEEE LAUREATES, A20 19 NEW DISTRICT v e y McGi ll icu d dy y k nown as Cona c k h opes to move 1 00 b y capturin g oc rati c S e n. Bi ll e U.S. Senate. bl ican can d i d ates mmonthantheir p BY FLORIDA WEEKLY STAFF AUBUCHON GOSS DAVIDOW G G G DONALDS KREEGEL RADELAiken, McCabe named Business Hall of Fame laureates SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYRichard Aiken and Phil McCabe have been named Junior Achievement of Southwest Floridas 2012 Business Hall of FameCollier County laureates. Dr. Aiken is president and CEO of Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida; Mr. Philip McCabe is the CEO and owner of Gulf Coast Commercial Corp. and founder of the Inn on Fifth and McCabes Irish Pub & Grill. They will be honored during a dinner and awards ceremony Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the Waldorf Astoria Naples. The Business Hall of Fame award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who serve as role models for youth through their professional accomplishments and commitment to the community. www.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. IV, No. 39 FREE WEEK OF JULY 5-11, 2012 OPINION A4 PROFILE IN PARADISE A6 HEALTHY LIVING A18 PETS OF THE WEEK A22 NETWORKING B7-8 REAL ESTATE B9 OPEN HOUSE MAP B26 PUZZLES C10 FILM REVIEW C11 BRIDGE C16 ANTIQUES C18 SOCIETY C22-24 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes App Store. INSIDEAdvanced Style Book celebrates older women who flaunt their fashion sense.C1 Wishful cruisingAboard the Naples Princess with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and more fun around town. C22-24 Foreign buyersInternational purchases help lift real estate. B1 New at the ZooCheetah pair, baby blackbuck antelope make their public debut. A21 Junior Achievement awards to be presented in October COLLIER THE RACE FOR
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 5-11, 2012 richLOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly OPINIONArizonas victory amyGOODMANSpecial to Florida Weekly Big money wins in the big skies of MontanaI never bought a man who wasnt for sale, William A. Clark reportedly said. He was one of Montanas Copper Kings, a man who used his vast wealth to manipulate the state government and literally buy votes to make himself a U.S. senator. That was more than 100 years ago, and the blatant corruption of Clark and the other Copper Kings created a furor that led to the passage, by citizen initiative, of Montanas Corrupt Practices Act in 1912. The century of transparent campaign-finance restrictions that followed, preventing corporate money from influencing elections, came to an end this week, as the U.S. Supreme Court summarily reversed the Montana law. Five justices of the U.S Supreme Court reiterated: Their controversial Citizens United ruling remains the law of the land. Clarks corruption contributed to the passage of the 17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Now, close to 100 years later, it may take a popular movement to amend the Constitution again, this time to overturn Citizens United and confirm, finally and legally, that corporations are not people. Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission is the case in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that corporations can contribute unlimited amounts of funds toward what are deemed independent expenditures in our elections. Thus, corporations, or shadowy super PACS that they choose to fund, can spend as much as they care to on negative campaign ads, just as long as they dont coordinate with a candidates campaign committee. That 2010 ruling, approved by a narrow 5-4 majority of the court, has profoundly altered the electoral landscape not only for the presidential election, but also for thousands of races around the country. According to a summary of the rulings impact, prepared by the National Conference of State Legislatures, While the ruling does not directly affect state laws, there are 24 states that currently prohibit or restrict corporate and/or union spending on candidate elections. Montana, with its long history of banning corporate contributions, was alone among the states to defy those five U.S. Supreme Court justices. Twenty-two states and the District of Columbia filed a brief in support of Montana, noting that state elections are different. Their supporting brief read, States particularly resource-rich States with small populations, like Montana face the risk that nonresident corporations with discrete and well-defined interests will dominate campaign spending in state and local election contests. Montana is not known for bipartisanship these days. Democratic Gov. Brian Schweitzer says his veto pen has run out of ink from the number of crazy Republican bills that he has had to veto since taking office. Lacking ink, he now takes bills from the Republican-controlled legislature onto the Capitol steps and emblazons them with a red-hot branding iron that says Veto. So it was significant that, after the Supreme Court decision this week, Schweitzer and his lieutenant governor, John Bohlinger, a Republican, stood together before the Capitol. Bohlinger said, Now, Republicans and Democrats dont always agree on policy matters, but theres one thing we do agree on, and that is, corporate money should not influence the outcome of an election. To which Schweitzer added: Here in Montana, we have a proud, 100-year history of keeping corporate money out of our elections. Corporations arent people, and they should not control our government. Montana stood up for democracy, here at home and on behalf of America, by fighting to keep our ban on corporate campaign spending. The United States Supreme Court blocked our state law, because they said corporations are people. Ill believe that when Texas executes one. John Bonifaz is co-founder and director of Free Speech for People, one of a coalition of groups organizing for a constitutional amendment that specifies that People, person, or persons as used in this Constitution does not include corporations, limited liability companies or other corporate entities. He told me: Weve seen a growing mobilization across the country of people calling for an amendment to reclaim our democracy. Four states are now on record Hawaii, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Mexico calling for an amendment. Other states are likely to join that fight soon. Montana [has a] statewide ballot in November for an amendment. Hundreds of municipalities across the country have called for an amendment. Over a thousand business leaders have joined that call. And now there are some dozen amendment bills pending in the United States Congress calling for an amendment, with hearings to be held before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee this July. Perhaps the only silver lining in the Supreme Courts decision to send Montana back to the age of the Copper Kings is that a mass movement is building to assert the rights of people over the power of money in politics. 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.Upon its passage, Arizonas immigration law was considered so outlandish that Attorney General Eric Holder famously rushed to condemn it without reading it. Now the Supreme Court has read the law and rejected Holders case against its central element, the so-called show me your papers provision stipulating that police officers should check on the immigration status of people suspected of being in the country illegally. If it were possible for a statute to be tarred, feathered and run out of town on a rail, such would have been the fate of Arizonas law. President Barack Obama inveighed against it. The state was boycotted. Otherwise-reasonable people lost their heads. Whether the law was deemed racist, fascist or merely ill-advised, it was an article of faith that it was very, very unconstitutional. When it got to the court, though, it wasnt even a close call. All eight justices ruling in the case Justice Elena Kagan recused herself turned aside the Justice Departments pre-emptive challenge to the provisions constitutionality. In a divided decision, the court struck down three other provisions on grounds that they interfere with the federal immigration system. If Arizona cant claim total victory, it can claim vindication vis-a-vis all its hysterical critics. What the Arizona-haters always ignored is that there are show me your papers provisions in the federal law. As Justice Anthony Kennedy recounts in his opinion for the majority, the federal government requires that aliens carry proof of registration. An extensive apparatus exists to facilitate state and local enforcement of the immigration laws. Congress has said that no special training or formal agreement is necessary for state officers to communicate with the (federal government) regarding the immigration status of any individual, including reporting knowledge that a particular alien is not lawfully present in the United States. If the feds didnt want to get any inquiries from police officers in Arizona, they should have written that loophole into the law. Certainly, Arizonas statute is more in keeping with the spirit of federal immigration laws than the Obama administrations selective enforcement with an eye to doing just enough to cover itself politically. It is bizarre that, with millions of people in the country in defiance of federal laws, the man charged with faithfully executing them is worried that Arizona police will do too much to assist the federal government by turning up illegal immigrants in the course of their work. In his scorching dissent from the decision overturning portions of the Arizona statute, Justice Antonin Scalia emphasizes federal nonenforcement of the immigration laws. The Obama administrations real beef with Arizona isnt that it contradicts federal law so much as it contradicts its own choice to ignore federal law as much as practical. Arizona, Scalia notes, has been particularly hard hit by the federal governments decision to enforce at the border primarily in California and Texas: Must Arizonas ability to protect its borders yield to the reality that Congress has provided inadequate funding for federal enforcement or, even worse, to the Executives unwise targeting of that funding? Arizona had the temerity to answer no. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 5-11, 2012 RACEFrom page 1budget proposed by Rep. Mack is more or less hokum but all of them promise to help balance it with better plans. And finally, all have been successful careerists. They include State Rep. Gary Aubuchon; attorney Joe Davidow; banker Byron Donalds; former Pentagon analyst and Budget Office numbers cruncher Chauncey Goss; State Rep. Paige Kreegel; and Trey Radel, a radio talk-show host. Affable and pleasant in person, these men are nevertheless head butters fierce competitors in a Republican primary that amounts to the real race for the U.S. House. Although the contest wont be decided formally until election day, Nov. 6, few give the lone Democratic candidate, Jim Roach, even a remote chance to win in the heavily Republican Dist. 19. (Mr. Roach will be profiled in an upcoming edition.) Thus for primary voters, Florida Weeklys look at the candidates may prove essential in choosing on Aug. 14. One grew up relatively poor, starting life in a two-bedroom, one-bathroom home in Detroit with five siblings; his father joined the Army to fight in World War II at the age of 15 (Aubuchon). Another was raised in a Gulf island family whose patron studied ancient Greek at Yale and spent more than a decade in clandestine operations for the CIA in the Americas before later becoming a U.S. Representative, then head of the CIA (Goss). Yet another was raised only by his mother in a tough New York City neighborhood where Orthodox Jews and blacks shed each others blood in riots when he was about 12 (Donalds). Another backpacked across Europe and Asia, studied at the Vatican, and helps wounded U.S. military veterans add material comfort to their lives (Radel). One grew up in Miami and represents the proud traditions of the Cracker South. He went to medical school and became a doctor, but he still raises cows, chickens, and other farm animals (Kreegel). Yet another holds the youth card hes 28 and grew up in the very diverse community of Long Branch on New Jerseys Atlantic shore (Davidow). And only one of them will someday likely be able to say, I served Florida in the U.S. House of Representatives beginning in 2012. Perhaps these stories will help you decide which name should hold that remarkable distinction. RogerWilliamsGary AUBUCHON In an era when the American paradigm is shifting when the everyman model of success characterized by grit, determination, humble beginnings, and an ample bootstrap or two is fading State Rep. Gary Aubuchon is a throwback, a classic old-school success story.Mr. Aubuchon, chair of the Rules Committee that determines what bills reach the floor for consideration, is arguably one of the two most powerful members of the Florida House.Now once again, hes striving to pull himself up, this time in the service of the country. My parents taught me several lessons, and number one was a love of this nation, he notes simply, explaining his ambition. The words sound familiar in fact, they strongly suggest an oft-repeated political clich. But in Mr. Aubuchons case they amount to unvarnished truth, says his longtime friend and mentor, John McWilliams, a Lee County Realtor. Ive been in this business for 35 years and one of the first things you learn is to stay out of politics and religion, explains Mr. McWilliams, who also hailed from a blue-collar Detroit neighborhood like Mr. Aubuchon a place so tough, he jokes, that even German shepherds had to walk down the street in pairs. This is the first time Ive broken my rule and publicly supported a politician, he admits. I even have an Aubuchon bumper sticker, and Ive never done that before. I really believe hes the real deal. I know its a clich, but hes absolutely sincere about helping the country and the American people. That started with his father and mother, Mr. Aubuchon explains. Although theyre no longer living, their adventure began when his father lied about his age, entered the military at 15, and fought in World War II. Then like many of the Greatest Generation, he married young, Mr. Aubuchon says. Dad was 19, Mom was 16, and I was the fifth of six children. For years, the entire family of eight lived in a two-bedroom, one-bathroom house in Detroit. His parents never went to college, and neither did his siblings. Instead they worked, like Mr. Aubuchon. He started delivering papers at 12, became a short-order cook at 14, and bought and maintained a 1972 Chevy Nova with a 350 engine made in Detroit when he was still a teenager, he recalls. But he also read a lot especially history, which is finally what he studied when he broke the family mold and enrolled as a student at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, considered one of the nations premier state universities. There he fell in love with his wife, Andrea, an English major he met, again, in a class called Vietnam and the Artist. The two had known each other since he was 14. Now as he turns 50 on Tuesday, July 10 trim and fit (a black belt in karate, he is also a skilled basketball player) he and Andrea share three daughters and continue in what Mr. McWilliams calls an idyllic family life. That probably started with a meeting of the minds. We would get into very passionate discussions about Vietnam, and about social issues, he remembers of that long-ago class. Two years earlier I had registered as a Republican, not really knowing what it meant, but this galvanized it for me. I was in a class of primarily liberal students, and I was in the minority. He learned to listen, to argue, and to respect a different opinion without being angered or altered by it, he says. His opinions became more conservative both fiscally (hes been a prominent force in helping the state balance its budget without raising taxes), and socially. But Mr. Aubuchon is not a rubber-stamp thinker or an arbitrary cut-it-all conservative, he notes. He insists that the federal budget can be balanced just like the state budget without raising taxes but also while maintaining such costly efforts as the federal-state plan to repair the Everglades. His notions are based in part on another lesson he inherited from his parents, he says: self determination. I came down here (not long after earning his history degree) with this belief that in America, if we combine inspiration with perspiration, anything is possible. Thats rooted in the GOP party, that notion of self-determination. The brilliance of America is that we are given, all of us equally, that chance. When he arrived to seize his own chance, he had a single dollar, and he was still driving his old Chevy Nova, he recalls. So he went to work. He started in real estate working for Mr. McWilliams, then went on to become a builder and the owner Aubuchon Homes, which now employees roughly 100 people, he says. But he was thinking about the future and public service all the time. Now that future has come. Roger WilliamsJoe DAVIDOWAs the youngest contender in this race, 28-year-old Joseph Davidow is pursuing his first political seat. A Long Branch, N.J. native, Mr. Davidow finished law school at St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami Gardens before moving to Naples where he runs a private practice, focusing on business litigation, and living with his wife Christina and their daughter Rebecca. A self-described constitutional conservative, he aims to blaze a path of change in Washington with a plan he details on his website and touts in speeches called J.O.B.S. You cant expect to walk into Congress without a plan, he said. Because then your plan will be consumed by those who have been there and have their own agenda. Its a plan he said should be followed in order, starting with J, which stands for Just. As in, Just Balance the Budget. Part of that would include passing a balanced budget amendment. The other letters stand for Oust Governmental Intrusion from Private Life, Bring Congressional Reform, and Save American Idealism. He capitalized on that last point when asked about Americas space program at a Republican primary debate in Fort Myers last week. To me its kind of upsetting its been downgraded or put on the back burner and kind of privatized, he said. Were Americans and American idealism is very powerful. As an attorney, he argues that he has built a reputation on honesty, and hopes to change the way people view both his current profession and the one he aspires to. I would argue were facing legal problems in Washington, he said, including recent controversial Supreme Court rulings on immigration and health care. And we dont have honest, knowledgeable and forthright minds in the House to present those problems before we end up getting to the Supreme Court. Mr. Davidow doesnt claim to be a member of the Tea Party but said he emulates the groups active and vocal role in changing the course on which President Barack Obama and his administration has taken the United States. For instance, he makes an unsentimental legal argument against Mr. Obamas recent announcement to grant young undocumented immigrants, who were brought here as children, a way to stay here and work legally. It was never the parents right to bestow citizenship on the children, he said, comparing those children to hypothetical children of wealthy thieves who are now living off their parents money. And about last weeks Supreme Court decision to, in large part, uphold the presidents health-care plan, Mr. Davidow takes a unique tact. He is in favor of completely dismantling the law, like many Republicans. But unlike most commentators, he believes that Chief Justice John Roberts decisive vote to uphold it last week was not an act of bipartisanship, but actually a crafty way of destroying it. I am probably uniquely positioned as an attorney to say I think the decision was brilliant, he said. Thats because, he explains, the health care laws individual mandate to buy insurance was upheld as a tax, not an act of commerce. And since the tax code needs reforming anyway, he argues, Congress will have a chance to strike out a health-care tax, thus doing away with the mandate that all Americans buy health insurance. It appears as though theres a victory (for Obamacare) but the victorys been relegated to a narrow corner that ultimately will be eliminated, he said. And by the same token, that victory has just probably sent shockwaves down the conservative movement. Evan WilliamsByron DONALDSIn politics, Byron Donalds says many people decide to run for office because some political insider whispers in their ear, Its your time. You could win. No one whispered such sentiments to Mr. Donalds. When people heard he was running for Congress, they told him the opposite, Kid, we like you but its not your time. I dont pick battles because its my time, I fight them because they must be fought, he says. Im a citizen, not a politician, he says. It will take citizens, not politicians, to restrain Washington and restore the nation, he adds. As one of a handful of candidates embracing constitutional conservatism, his war cry is, Individual sovereignty and limited government. His view on higher taxes is what one might expect: the higher taxes go, the less the economy will grow. He takes his opposition of higher taxes a step further, not only as a matter of fiscal practicality, but as a spiritual imperative. The current tax code, according to Mr. Donalds, is immoral. It does not respect you and I as sovereign, he says. He supports reform, reducing tax rates to stimulate investment and create jobs, while implementing the Fair Tax, a plan that would replace income taxes with taxes on purchases. The plan, he says, would treat all citizens equally and allow American businesses to thrive, while returning the federal government to its proper role as subject to the will of the people. As far as debt and spending, Mr. Donalds says, We must end baseline budgeting and go to zero-based budgeting, which he says will cut $9 trillion from deficits over the course of 10 years and put spending back in the hands of Congress, making Congress responsible for the appropriation of future dollars. The father of three boys, Mr. Donalds helps coach Little League baseball, Pee Wee football and Mighty Mite basketball. He has lived in Naples for 10 years and is a member of the Naples Tea Party Leadership Council, chairman of the board for the Child Evangelism Fellowship of Collier County and serves as a youth leader at Living Word Family Church. Mr. Donalds came from humble, humble beginnings, the product of a single-parent family, once living off of public welfare, growing up in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, N.Y. As a Congressional candidate, the 33-yearold speaks directly. Regarding immigration, he sees President Obamas new policy as lawless. He looks to end automatic citizenship for children born to illegal immigrants and end welfare benefits to illegal immigrants as well, saying, We simply do not have the money. He would like to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare as many call it, saying the problem with healthcare lies in spending other peoples money on other people. He quotes Milton Friedman, saying, The most efficient way to spend is when you spend your own money on yourself, because then you have more care and concern for those dollars. He would like to lift the bans on oil drilling in the gulf, saying such bans were placed in haste. Mr. Donalds believes legislation can respect fishing, shorelines and energy simultaneously, stressing, We do not need to drill in the gulf anymore, at least not heav-
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 5-11, 2012 NEWS A9 ily, as he supports natural gas and hydraulic fracking. In respect to voting habits, Mr. Donalds feels he and Connie Mack would largely vote the same way. But his question to any congressman would be, What do you do the rest of the time, when youre not voting? Therein lies where Mr. Donalds feels he may differ from the other candidates in this race. He believes the next congressman must be prepared for political battle and he wants voters to know, I will be an unapologetic advocate for conservatism in America. And Ill take the message to all places, not just simply Washington. He shares a story of high school basketball, suicide sprints. His team was compelled to run about a hundred. His coach was still not done. Mr. Donalds quit and walked off the court. His coach told him not to walk away, but he walked out the door. Mr. Donalds said he sat in the locker room, feeling the most disgusting feeling Id ever felt in my life. He says he must have been meant to feel it, so he would never feel it again. Now he campaigns door-to-door, even in the rain. One Naples woman recently opened her door, asking, Young man, you do know theres a tropical storm in the gulf? He answered, Yes maam, I do. She said, Well, youve got my vote. Mr. Donalds said, Thank you. Now tell your friends. Athena PonushisChauncey GOSSWithout question, theres more than an echo of two of the nations great dynastic political families, the Kennedys and the Bushes, in Chauncey Goss. It starts with the family image: a wellmanicured man is gamboling along the beach with his beaming wife (Allison) and glowing children (three sons). A football may appear in the mix. There are other reminders as well. The cross-generational sense of service, for example: his father, Porter Goss, spent two years in Army intelligence, 11 years as a CIA agent, 14 years as a Sanibel city official and county commissioner, 15 years as a congressman, and almost two years as head of the CIA under President George W. Bush. Theres the privileged youth, including an upbringing on a high-end barrier island (Sanibel in Mr. Gosss case). Theres the de rigueur boarding school in Connecticut followed by fine colleges and universities (Mr. Goss holds an undergraduate liberal arts degree from Rollins College, and a graduate degree in public policy from Georgetown University). And there are the beaches, of course Mr. Gosss beloved beaches, his beloved gulf, his beloved environment. Following his graduation from Georgetown, he returned to the Southwest coast and spent six years in a honeymoon job advocating for property owners on Boca Grande and working for the Lee County Coastal Preservation Board, doing what the name suggests. Like the Bushes or Kennedys, who famously loved to sail, Mr. Goss knows the water from his sail down, too. A rigorously disciplined 46-year-old runner who puts in five to six miles along the beach each morning and has run several 26.1-mile marathons, including the Big Sur marathon with his wife, he once ranked as the number two amateur sail boarder in the United States. Thats all the more remarkable for those familiar with the sport. It takes great strength, and in his day boards were heavier and less manageable, which seemed to be no detriment to the diminutive Mr. Goss, who stands about 5 feet 8 inches tall. He is not diminutive in his thinking, however nor is he entirely predictable by the standards of contemporary Republicans. True, hes a fiscal conservative: Mr. Gosss jobs in Washington have included working with the Budget Office, working under Rep. Paul Ryan, chair of the House budget committee, to design federal deficit fixes, and working with Air Force staffers at the Pentagon to help plan and calculate the cost of future war scenarios. That job came during his employment for a defense contractor, he says. But he would not seek to balance the federal budget by voting for fiscal cuts across the board, the way Rep. Connie Mack has proposed in his penny plan, for example. Instead, Mr. Goss would maintain a strong defense budget that might include space research, and he would conserve environmental resources, he says. I dont think Democrats own environmental issues, Mr. Goss notes. I consider myself a conservationist. Thats how stewardship works. Are humans on this earth to take care of things? The unspoken answer, in Mr. Gosss mind, is yes, which is why he adamantly insists that he will not support oil drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico. You dont foul your own nest. We were given a gift of incredible beauty and resources. We need to conserve that, he argues. He learned those notions in part, perhaps, from his father, who arrived on Sanibel Island after leaving the intelligence service to become a community leader instrumental in managing the growth and development of the island. The elder Mr. Goss, now retired to Sanibel and in his mid-70s, has been following his sons campaign to win the nomination for the District 19 seat closely, attending speaking events and listening to the Republican candidates. Chauncey is the only environmentalist up there, he observes. They say you cant get Republican and environmentalist in the same phrase, but I made it work. That has been worth a lot of money to many, which, suggests the candidate, reflects both sound environmental stewardship and good fiscal management. Roger Williams Paige KREEGELPaige Kreegel maintains that his eight years of experience as a legislator, and more than three decades as a medical doctor, is what distinguishes him in a field of exemplary congressional candidates. The 53-year-old Punta Gorda resident is currently a state representative for House district 72, as well as a Catholic, citrus farmer, family physician, and medical director of an ambulance company that takes small planes to come get you, Air Trek Inc. Dr. Kreegel, his wife, Erika, their daughters Savannah and Olivia and son, Christian, live in Punta Gorda and also have a home in Estero. Dr. Kreegel holds popular conservative views on topics ranging from the prerequisite less-is-more stance on government to his categorical opposition to the presidents health care act. He stops short of identifying himself as a member of the Tea Party, but embraces their basic tenets under his Republican umbrella. I see the Tea Party as a movement of people who are sick of the apparent status quo, and who are energized, and are willing to do something to work for what they feel is a better America and a better country, he said. I dont know if I necessarily agree with all of their recommended policies. But let me tell you this, as long as they stick to limited government, low taxation, a balanced budget, and living within our means as a method to create jobs, I think Im on board with it 100 percent, and I think most Americans who work for a living are. And most Americans, he said, wont be served well by Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. That may be no different than other Republicans. But a resume that includes doctor and former chair of the House Health Services Committee, could give him extra credibility with voters who hope to dismantle the new law, which was in large part approved last Thursday by the Supreme Court, and create other solutions instead. Immigration rules have also been in the national spotlight in the last few weeks. Dr. Kreegel called President Obamas recent announcement to grant young undocumented immigrants, who were brought here as children, a way to stay here and work legally, blanket amnesty. For those who have served in the military, hed make an exception, but others he said should be reviewed on a case by case basis. When you get to the part of well they stayed out of trouble and are in college, that gets real squishy, he said. Are they getting a Ph.D. at Harvard or taking a course every other semester at a community college? Hell, they can be taking something online these days. I think thats way to squishy, way too liberal. And as former chair of the House Energy and Utilities Committees, he is opposed to providing government subsidies for oil and gas production (which he believes should be allowed to expand more rapidly), as well as alternative energies such as solar power. As technology progresses we could see a future where solar power is economically viable, he said. The truth is once its economically viable the government doesnt need to be involved. The trouble with the alternative energies is that most of them are not ready for prime time. Solar is right on the edge. His first order of business, if he were to be elected, would be to establish an office that can handle the myriad practical, even mundane questions from citizens about topics ranging from housing permits to Medicaid. The biggest job is being the Ombudsman for your constituents, he said.Evan WilliamsTrey RADEL As a reporter and an anchor for WINKTV, Trey Radels name and face are known. As the host of a local FOX News radio talk show, his voice has emerged as a conservative voice. And its these attributes familiar face, consistent voice that he believes separate him from his conservative opponents in a race for the congressional seat. I have been in peoples living rooms as a Republican and a conservative. I have been on their car radios and on their TVs as the conservative voice of Southwest Florida, saying the same thing year after year after year, Mr. Radel says. In doing so, I hope I have earned their trust. And I really want to take their trust to Washington. Mr. Radel says Democrats and Republicans alike have failed the American people. But in November 2010, he says something different happened fiscal conservatives were elected to Congress. He says these men and women are making the right decisions, not the easy ones, citing Marco Rubios vote against raising the debt ceiling as a prime example. These good men and women elected in November 2010 need back up, Mr. Radel says. I hope to be there with them. He sees this next election as a choice of Americas course more than the selection of a president or congressman. Do we want government to solve all our problems? he asks. Or do we want to return to what makes this country great? And thats the American people. As a businessman, Mr. Radel has earned a paycheck and he has cut a paycheck. He bought, built and sold the Naples Journal, a community newspaper. He founded Trey Communications, his public relations company focused on advancing conservative causes. Ive been in the private sector all my life, he says. His work with that company received scrutiny recently from Mother Jones magazine, which reported that Mr. Radels company had purchased sexually suggestive Internet domain names. Mr. Radel said he had no knowledge of the purchases and that he put a stop to the practice when he learned of it. Another Internet tactic drew criticism recently, when his competitors, Chauncey Goss, Paige Kreegel, Gary Aubuchon, discovered that Mr. Radel had purchased websites with their names in the titles. The websites were critical of the candidates. Amid accusations of cyber-squatting and identity theft, Mr. Radels campaign relinquished the websites. Nevertheless, Mr. Radel brushes off these incidents. The 36-year-old says his top priority is job creation. He says small business owners and big business owners spend more time working to get the federal government off their back, than working to expand their business. He calls this inexcusable. And looking at the tax code, he says, Its no wonder we have no jobs. Mr. Radel says government must work with business, not against it, saying, As a business owner you are always told by the federal government, Heres what you cant do. Instead, government needs to work with business owners and ask, How can we help you accomplish your goals? Mr. Radel would like to lower the corporate tax rate and cut spending, reviewing the federal budget line by line. An individual raindrop does not blame itself for the flood, he says. And right now we have a tidal wave of spending and debt. Everything needs to be looked at.He would also like to repeal President Obamas health-care legislation, saying, Government intervention in healthcare has been a burden on the industry for decades. More intervention will not solve the problem.As far as energy, he says all options need to be out on the table. He says drilling for oil off the coast of Sanibel Island or Naples Beach does not make sense, But in the north part of the gulf, we need to continue drilling and exploring, he says. And we need to do this all over the United States, because to him, drilling means two things private sector jobs and national security. Regarding immigration, Mr. Radel does not believe in amnesty. He welcomes legal immigrants who wish to assimilate, lend their skills and contribute to the economy. An avid backpacker, Mr. Radel has traveled from Colombia to Cambodia, saying, I have seen what happens in other countries when we begin to go down this path of big government and debt. He understands the desire to help people, but says he does not see the government playing the role intended for churches, synagogues and charities. Mr. Radel did not attend a recent debate sponsored by the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce where all the Republican candidates, except for him, were present. Asked if he was emulating Connie Macks documented strategy of limiting his exposure to the press and public questions, Mr. Radel said he views the congressman as a mentor, Connie always voted the right way. But as far not making the luncheon, he says, It was nothing more than a scheduling conflict. He was out campaigning. Athena Ponushis
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Chaired by Tom Lykos, the campaign is designed to remind Collier County residents about the importance of the upcoming local elections, particularly the three seats on the Collier County Commission that are up for bid, and to encourage all who are qualified to register to vote. Registering is easy but must be done by the Collier County Board of Elections. Applications can be downloaded from www.colliervotes.com. The last day to registration to vote in the Aug. 14 primary is Monday, July 16. In order to vote in the Nov. 6 general election (federal, state and local/city of Marco Island), registration must be done by Oct. 8. Business owners can arrange to have someone from the Supervisor of Elections office come to a place of business to sign up voters. For details, call Cynthia Young at 252-8450 or 252-8805 or e-mail cynthiaYoung@colliergov.net. The following general information is from the www.colliervotes.com. Who can register to vote? In order to register to vote, a person must: Be a citizen of the United States of America Be a Florida resident Be 18 years old (you can preregister at 16 years old) Not now be adjudicated mentally incapacitated with respect to voting in Florida or any other state Not have been convicted of a felony in Florida, or any other state, without your civil rights having been restored Provide a current, valid Florida driver license number or Florida identification card number. In lieu of either of the aforementioned, you can provide the last four digits of your Social Security number.What is a legal residency? There are different definitions for residency in different parts of the law. For voter registration purposes, legal residency must meet a two-part test: You must intend the county to be your legal residence, and you must have physical presence. Legal residence is a place of abode and is evidenced by where you sleep, eat, where your spouse and children live and where you are a licensed driver (as opposed to a place where you work or conduct commerce). Individuals who own more than one dwelling should be registered in the county where they claim homestead exception. Where can I register? The Collier County Supervisor of Elections Office is at 3295 Tamiami Trail E., in the Collier County Government Complex. Voter registration applications are also available at Naples City Hall, Everglades City Hall, Marco Island City Hall and the Immokalee Tax Office. The Supervisor of Elections Office conducts special registration drives annually throughout the community. Registration can also be completed at any Florida Driver License Office when making initial application or renewing your license. Voter registration applications are also available at the countys public libraries. 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Cost is $20 at the door with reservation by July 6 made by calling Rosalie Pendleton at 992-6520 or Pat Wagner at 598-9833. New officers elected to local branch of AAUWThe Greater Naples Branch of the American Association of University Women announces the following officers who have been elected for 201213: Ellen Granger, president; Jacquelyn Pierce, immediate past president; Susie Mehas, vice president; Glenda Struthers, recording secretary; Karen Clegg, membership co-chair; Donna Walker, director of educational opportunities; and Nadine Wells, director of community and school relations. Officers continuing their second year term are: Kathleen Ryan, director of programs; Nancy Palvino, membership co-chair; Michele Martin, director of finance; Florence Chandler, director of public policy; Vi Steffan, director of communications; Janet Welch, director of legal advocacy; and Rose DiBiasi, director of local scholarship. For information about the local branch, e-mail email@example.com.
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Boys & Girls Club honors Naples teen as Youth of the YearNatalie Artimez bound for Edison State College with Hope Scholarship SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe Boys & Girls Club of Collier County has named Natalie Artimez its Youth of the Year in recognition of her sound character, leadership skills and willingness to give back to the community. The award is Boys & Girls Club of Americas highest honor. Ms. Artimez, a 2012 graduate of Golden Gate High School, has been an essential member of the BGCCC teen leadership program, Keystone Club. During her junior year in high school, she held the position of Keystone vice president and helped the organization to expand its membership and its local outreach. She was known for organizing a variety of community service projects that not only impacted surrounding neighborhoods, but also inspired other teens to give back to their community. She is also very passionate about the well-being of animals. As a volunteer for Collier County Domestic Animal Services, she walked dogs at the shelter, cleaned facilities and gave many animals a friend that they so desperately needed. Her extracurricular activities included taking part in Know Your County Government, through which she contributed to projects in the Clerk of Courts office and helped with litter pickups organized by Waste Management, among other things. She played first chair viola in her school orchestra and was a member of an elite chamber ensemble. The recipient of a Hope Scholarship from Edison State College, she will pursue an associates degree there and hopes to attend medical school. Ms. Artimez says BGCCC has made a lifechanging impact on her. The club has helped me make it through tough times and has helped me realize my dreams. I have always known that my club is a place I can go to be surrounded by people who care about me. As an example, she adds, when she struggled with chemistry in school, tutoring at BGCCC helped her earn an A in the class. Natalie is one of the most mature, self-reliant young people that Ive ever had a chance to work with, says Kate Little, Ms. Artimezs mentor and curriculum coordinator for BGCCC. She is tremendously resilient, and no matter the circumstance, she always makes responsible and positive choices.About BGCCCThe Boys & Girls Club of Collier County annually serves 2,200 of the most at-risk children and teens in Collier County, providing them a safe, positive place where they can work toward building academic success, good character and citizenship and healthy lifestyles. For more information, call 3251765 or visit www.bgccc.com.About Boys & Girls Clubs of AmericaFor more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. 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Good thru 7/5/12FREE WITH A$50 Grocery OrderWynns Store Made Key Lime PieWhile supplies last. Limit one per customer, must have coupon at the time of purchase. Good thru 7/5/12 Serving Naples the finest products for over 70 years.Get on the Bus for travel expo and luncheonTrendy Tours and C I Travels GetAway Club present Get On the Bus, a luncheon and travel expo to benefit the Education Foundation of Collier County, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at The Club at The Strand, 5840 Strand Blvd. A silent auction and raffle will be included along with dozens of travel-related displays and vendors. Tickets for $49 per person include a travel tote bag and a raffle ticket. RSVP by calling Trendy Tours at 449-5065 or e-mail TrendyTours@aol.com. Help kids Shoot for the StarsRegistration and sponsorship opportunities remain available for Shoot for the Stars, a free basketball clinic for ages 8-17 coming up Saturday, Aug. 4, at Community School of Naples. Wali Jones, former Philadelphia 76ers star and former community affairs liaison for the Miami HEAT, will lead the daylong program that is sponsored by the childrens mental wellness program of the Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida. Lessons emphasize academics, problem solving, self-esteem and teamwork along with basketball skills. For registration or more information, call 261-5405 or visit www.mhaswfl.org.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA16 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 5-11, 2012 ATTENTION STUDENT ATHLETESMENTAL TOUGHNESS BOOT CAMP INCLUDES 4 TRAINING SESSIONS AT HODGES UNIVERSITYCALL AND REGISTER BY JULY 10TH FOR A 20% DISCOUNT! LEARN TO: (239) 594-0900 www.kafcounselingandsportperformance.comGo Big Flag fundraising effort under way on Marco BY DAVE RICESpecial to Florida WeeklyAs the first gust of wind billowed the Big Flag at the Memorial Day Ceremony, I was able to remind all in attendance that there is still unfinished business. The Big Flag Committee, comprised of myself and Dick Shanahan, Keith Dameron, Leo Sute ra and Litha Berger, guaranteed our City Council and citizens that no public funds would be used to support the project now, tomorrow or forever. Phase four of the Go Big Flag fundraising effort has officially begun under the direction of Mr. Sutera. Plans approved by the committee are as follows: The objective of the effort is to provide all funds necessary to pay for flag maintenance and replacement, light replacement and electricity. The major funding sources will be donations from citizens, businesses, civic organizations and patriotic guests to Marco Island. Another source of funds is coming from the sale of the official Big Flag shirt. Litha Berger has arranged with Janice Ayasun of Sunshine Stitchers in the Chamber of Commerce Plaza to make these shirts available to the public and dedicate a portion of the sales to our effort. The 2012 Go Big Flag goal is $20,000. From the initial fundraising total of $30,500, from which all expenses to date have been paid, a remaining balance of $8,250 has been allocated to the Go Big Flag campaign, which means we must raise $11,750 throughout the remainder of this year in order to meet our goal. For 2013 and beyond, replacement funds will be raised as needed to maintain a balance of $20,000 in the account. Interested donors are invited to contact any member of the Big Flag Committee, who will take the prospective donors name and contact information and forward it to me for further contact. Those who would like to offer a contribution via mail can send a check made payable to the city of Marco Island (memo line noted Donation, Go Big Flag) to Go Big Flag, 50 Bald Eagle Drive, Marco Island, FL 34145. Dave Rice is chairman of the Big Flag Committee on Marco Island.Museum of Military Memorabilia collecting unserviceable American flagsThe Museum of Military Memorabilia at Naples Municipal Airport has begun serving as a collection site for worn American flags that can no longer be displayed. Most people know it is improper to display a flag that is worn out or tattered, but few are comfortable destroying an unserviceable flag, Robert McDonald, museum president, says. We are collecting those flags as a public service, and with the assistance of the Naples Airport Authority, we will schedule ceremonies to retire the flags properly. The U.S. Flag Code specifies that when a flag is so worn it is no longer fit to serve as a symbol of the United States of America, it should be destroyed in a dignified manner, preferably by burning. Flags can be left during regular museum hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. MondaySaturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. The 900-square-foot museum is in the airports commercial service terminal along North Road. Since it was founded in 2006, the museum has collected more than 10,000 artifacts available for public viewing. Its goals are to honor the veterans who have and are protecting the cause of freedom, to preserve artifacts associated with military history and to create a greater understanding of military conflicts among present and future generations. In addition to the museum, Naples Municipal Airport is home to flight schools, air charter operators and corporate aviation and nonaviation businesses as well as fire/rescue services, mosquito control, car rental agencies and the Collier County Sheriffs aviation unit. All funds used for the airports operation, maintenance and improvements are generated from activities at the airport or from federal and state grants; the airport receives no property tax dollars. Pick up a Copy Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.comof Florida Weeklyat Marios Meat Market and Deli Mario'sMeat Market and Deli 12326 S. Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers Monday-Saturday 9am-6pm www.MariosMeatMarket.com
Talk to us about achieving your healthiest weight ever.SurgicalHealingArts.com or call us at (239) 344-9786 to schedule a consultation. 6150 Diamond Centre Court #1300, Fort Myers 239-344-9786 SurgicalHealingArts.comCall to attend our FREE seminar, July 25th!journey to a healthier life is within reach. Many major medical plans (BC/BS, United Health, Medicare, Web/Tpa and others) now include allowances for bariatric procedures. Let us help you determine what level of coverage your insurance carrier offers for your chosen surgery. 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 e Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida is Growing.We are responding to the increased need for childrens health care services in our community by building a new Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. This lifesaving facility will house 136 beds and provide new and expanded specialty pediatric health care services to children from Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades Counties. We need your help in ensuring that all children who call Southwest Florida home will have access to the world-class medical care and lifesaving treatment programs they so need and deserve.For more information on how you can help save a childs life, please call 239-343-6950, or visit www.ChildrensHospitalGoal.org NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 5-11, 2012 A17 Law Offices ofDavid L. Orosz Free Consultation Accredited VA AttorneyDavid L. Orosz5237 Summerlin Commons Blvd. Ft. Myers Nursing Home & Assisted Living Medicaid & Veterans Benefits Seminar will give nonprofits tips for Thinking Outside the BoxThe third annual Thinking Outside the Box seminar for local nonprofits is set for 8:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, Aug. 16, in the Community Room at the Naples Daily News. The theme for the morning is Connecting the Dots in the Nonprofit World. Attendees will hear from area experts with creative suggestions for thinking about fundraising, donors, boards, media, strategic alliances and more. Event organizers are Kelly Capolino, a real estate agent with Keating Associates and the founder of the Diamond Volunteer program, and Sue Huff of E. Sue Huff & Associates Marketing and Management Consulting Inc. Speakers will be announced in mid-July, and registration will begin July 26. Registration is free. For more information, call Ms. Huff at 596-7990. Huff Capolino
Progress update from NCH Were busy throughout the NCH system this sumemr with a host of building and renovation projects. Downtown were redoing the main lobby, Telford Building, 5 South and Administration. At North Naples were adding two operating rooms, filling in the courtyard, updating the Outpatient Infusion Center, moving administration closer to the main entrance, expanding the ER and doubling the size of the neonatal ICU. We know that renovations cause some inconvenience, but we also understand that all of this work is designed to make care more efficient and comfortable and our patients. Most of this summers projects incorporate high tech in addition to high touch. The new rooms on 5 South will have conduits for Smart Room technology. (We already have much of this technology installed on the fifth and sixth floors of the Baker Tower, with full installation scheduled for later this summer.) Smart Rooms help nurses, care technicians and others provide safer care and better education for patients and families. When a caregiver walks into a patients room, an electronic board outside the room announces him/her by flashing the caregivers name and photo on a flat screen TV. Simultaneously, a monitor behind the patients bed shows clinical information to the provider entering the room. The computer in the room knows the caregiver by a radio frequency ID and his/her fingerprint. Meanwhile, vital information from all of the monitoring equipment is captured seamlessly on the electronic medical record. Smart Rooms are a quantum leap in patient care, and we have plans to install them throughout most of our 715 beds at both hospitals. We will also provide a medical educational component that shares DVDs about illnesses and surgical procedures to help patients and families learn more about their conditions. Two new state-of-the-art operating rooms in North Naples will serve patients in that hospitals 64 new private rooms, which increased the campus occupancy to an all-time high this past winter. The entire first floor of the hospital (originally 50 beds, now 325), built in 1989, is being redone to include a new surgical waiting room, surgical support services and radiology upgrade. The dcor and ambience of the renovated Downtown campus is, meanwhile, beautiful and scenic. As the largest employer in Collier County, NCH is a huge economic stimulator. Adding to this influence is our spending more than $65 million on construction over the past two years and with another $96 million anticipated over the next three years. Again, we appreciate your patience and understanding as the summer renovations proceed. I assure you that the comfortable, inviting and high-tech health-care environment that will aid our local economy and serve our patients will be well worth the wait. Dr. Allen Weiss is the president and CEO of NCH Healthcare System. www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 5-11, 2012 Need a cure?Look in the kitchen instead of the medicine cabinet The Healing Remedies Sourcebook By C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D. (Da Capo, $25.99)REVIEWED BY LARRY COXA new book suggests that the next time a cold, stomach pain or sore throat strikes, relief might be found among your kitchen spices rather than the family medicine cabinet.Health care and our approach to medicines and remedies have changed dramatically during the past decade. Many people now believe that more natural, nonprescription approaches are not just beneficial, but often less toxic. Garlic, for example, helps eliminate lead and other heavy metals from the body. Onions can help fight colds and infections. Aloe vera has been used for centuries to treat sunburn, wounds and relieve inflammation. Common cinnamon is a wonder food that tricks the body and lowers blood sugar, great for diabetics. In the United States, much of the information provided to doctors and physicians is funded largely by the pharmaceutical industry. We are encouraged to adopt a pop-a-pill approach for whatever ails us. Americans take an average of 26.5 million pills per hour, including sleeping tablets, painkillers and antihistamines. As our understanding of how different cultures approach health care increases, more of us are turning to herbs, oils, homeopathic remedies, food, vitamin and nutritional supplements that are more natural and encourage our bodies to work at their optimum level. This fascinating book includes brief histories of remedies and explanations of how they work, as well as a comprehensive index so readers can easily locate ailments and suggested antidotes. Some of the remedies have been in use for thousands of years and formed the foundation for many of our modern conventional drugs. The big difference is in the process. Pharmaceutical companies isolate and often synthesize the active ingredients of a plant or herb, while natural remedies allow the body to heal in a less toxic, safer way no prescription required. HEALTHY LIVING allenWEISSallen.firstname.lastname@example.org Pregnancy clinics need volunteers registered nursesCommunity Pregnancy Clinics seeks Spanish-speaking registered nurses to volunteer at its Naples and Fort Myers locations. The professionally staffed medical clinics provide information, education, medical support and material assistance to pregnant women and mothers. For more information, call 262-6381 or visit www.Community4Life.com.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 4173465, e-mail email@example.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). Fee is $199; 10 contact hours. 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 8 Introduction to Bio-Energetics. Fee is $149; 7.5 contact hours. Instructor for both workshops is William Elizuk, speaker, author, educator, fitness specialist, holistic health practitioner and creator of award-winning exercise DVDs for youth and adults. For more information or to register, visit www.registerce.fgcu.edu.Free training for Alzheimers family caregiversHome Instead Senior Care has help for families managing the challenges of Alzheimers and other dementias via free, online training at www.HelpForAlzheimersFamilies.com. Until there is a cure, we offer an interim solution, says Sue Bidwell, owner of the Home Instead Senior Care office serving Naples. The foundation of the program is an approach called Capturing Lifes Journey that involves gathering stories and experiences about the senior to help caregivers provide comfort while honoring the individuals past. Because people with Alzheimers disease have difficulty with short-term memory, the Capturing Lifes Journey approach taps into longterm memory. The program for family caregivers consists of four classes: Overview of Alzheimers Disease and Other Dementias Capturing Lifes Journey Techniques to Manage Behaviors Activities to Encourage Engagement For more information, call Home Instead Senior Care at 596-2030 or visit the website above.Blood center needs all typesThe Community Blood Center needs to replenish its supplies of all types of blood. Donors can visit the following Community Blood Center locations: Naples: 311 Ninth St. N., on the first floor of the NCH Medical Plaza. Complimentary valet parking for all blood donors. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday; and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday. Call 436-5455. Bonita Springs: 9170 Bonita Beach Road, in Sunshine Plaza. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Thursdays and Fridays. Call 495-1138. For a list of Community Blood Center bloodmobile locations and times, visit www.givebloodcbc.org.
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Prostate cancer screening and PSA have received a great deal of press over the past couple of years, and it is time to set the record straight. Consistent with most years, in 2011 there were 240,890 new cases of prostate cancer diagnosed in the United States and 33,720 U.S. men died of prostate cancer that same year. Think about it. With wide spread screening for prostate cancer in the most advanced country in the world for cancer treatment, we still have over 33,000 deaths per year due to this disease! Imagine how large this number might be without early detection and treatment. Despite this common sense look at the actual numbers, the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) has recommended against routine screening of men for prostate cancer. It may be worth noting that the USPSTF is a congressionally-mandated government agency appointed by the Agency for Healthcare, Research and Quality (AHRQ) under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. There are no urologists or oncologists on this government-appointed panel. This is also the same panel of individuals who make recommendations on what services should be covered under Medicare and Medicaid. In 2009, the USPSTF tried unsuccessfully to eliminate mammograms and self breast exams for women ages 40-49. Their recommendations were subsequently rejected by congress due to the massive outcry of both the medical community and the public. At the same time they were going to release their re commendations against prostate screening, but held them back until recently due to the negative press they suered after advising against breast cancer screening. It is noteworthy that even the USPSTF acknowledges that prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed non-skin cancer in U.S. men and the second leading cause of cancer death in U.S. men. Despite this acknowledgement and with no new research, other than a cursory review of selected articles predatin g 2008, they argue that routine screening for prostate cancer is unnecessary. A large study called the Gteborg Randomized Population-Based Prostate Cancer Screening Trial was published in Lancet Oncology in August 2010. The study looked at 20,000 men over a fourteen year period of time and randomized them to screening versus no screening. The results were a 44% reduction in death rates due to prostate cancer in the screened group! This study was not part of the USPSTFs research. It is worth noting again that the USPSTF is the panel who makes recommendations on what should be covered under Medicare and Medicaid. Just think of th e cost savings to the government if nearly 250,000 men did not undergo prostate biopsies and were not oered cancer treatments. Thankfully for women, this didnt y with breast cancer. Who will be the ones to suer? Most likely it will be the underinsured, those who live in rural areas where health care is limited, those with a positive family history of prostate cancer and African Americans who currently have the highest death rate from prostate cancer. The following are the curren t screening rec ommendations: All men should undergo a baseline digital rectal examination (DRE) and PSA blood test at age 40 years. All men should undergo annual DREs and PSAs beginning at age 50. For those men who are at high risk for developing prostate cancer such as a positive family history or African Americans annual DREs and PSAs should begin at age 35 years. Despite the USPSTFs statement, prostate cancer screening is strongly recommended as per the above protocols by the American Urological Association, the American Society for Radiation Therapy and Oncology as well as the American Cancer Society. For more information or to schedule a consultation, call Specialists in Urology at 239-434-6300 or visit: www. SpecialistsInUrology .com Prostate Cancer Screening: The REAL Scoop!By William Figlesthaler, M.D., board certied Urologist of Specialists in Urology NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 5-11, 2012 NEWS A21 Zoo welcomes cheetah pair, blackbuck antelope baby Collier residents enjoy free admission July 7SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYFlorida has been a playground for retirees for decades. One of the newest mature couples to make their home here is a pair of cheetahs who have settled in at The Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens. Long known for its husbandry expertise with felids, the Zoo was chosen over other several other institutions to care for these mature cats. They are the first cheetahs to take up residence at the Zoo in nearly four decades. He was born in South Africa, and she in the Netherlands. These world travelers later met in the United States. Now theyre coming to Naples to enjoy a tropical retirement. Zoo visitors can see them for the first time on Saturday, July 7 (a free admission day for Collier County resident). In the Serengeti, a male cheetah lives an average of just over five years. Outside the wild, a cheetah can double or triple that lifespan. The Zoos two new cheetahs are already 12 and 13 years old. The new home is the northern gardens in an existing habitat that has been modified. Along with lounging in grassy open spaces or resting under shady trees, the cheetahs will also enjoy sitting atop a small hill like ones seen on the African veldt. The Zoo thanks the Naples Daily News and these donors who helped make the cheetahs arrival possible: Dr. Craig and Kathy Fenton, Jeanne Guglielmi, Jonathan and Nancy Hamill, John and Paulette Kempfer, Don and Connie Malenick, The Martin Foundation, John and Mrs. Connie Miller, Robert and Linda Ottenad, Benton and Joan Tolley and Linda Wheeler.A bouncing baby antelopeThe male blackbuck antelope who was born at the Zoo several weeks ago is ready to meet the public. Like many of his kind, even when born outside the wild, the fawn remained hidden for the first weeks after birth as an instinctive protection against predators. The baby blackbucks defensive strategy is simply called staying put. The fawn has a hiding place that the mother approaches, but she stays a distance away and calls the fawn to her. The mother nurses and cleans the fawn and sends him back into hiding. This is done because the mother has scent glands on her feet that can be tracked by jackals, hyenas and other predators. If she walked directly to the baby, predators would easily find the defenseless fawn. The newborns scent glands, however, are not working yet, so no obvious scent trail is left. Now, however, Zoo guests can see him trotting alongside his family. Visitors can also enjoy seeing some juvenile Reeves muntjac, an Asian deer species that lives together with the blackbuck. Two female muntjacs were born to two different mothers on the same day last spring. The blackbuck is named for the dark coat sported by males of the species. The darker coat develops around age 3. The International Union for the Conservation of Natures Red List categorizes this species as Near Threatened. Over the last century, blackbuck range and population witnessed dramatic declines. While numbers did rebound in the latter part of the 20th century, habitat loss and other factors are expected to increase their threatened status in the next few years. Blackbuck once ranged throughout the entire Indian subcontinent; today, they are largely extinct outside of India in their native range.About Naples ZooNaples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization cooperating in conservation and education programs both in and outside the wild for endangered species. Visitors are welcome daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the last ticket sold at 4 p.m. Admission is $19.95 for adults, $12.95 for ages 3-12, free for children younger than 3). Collier County residents enjoy free admission on the first Saturday of every month. Call 262-5409 or visit www.napleszoo. org for information about membership and admission discounts. bih dOhl o c l I A b c t g t s c 5 ld4
Our patients speak out about their Cataract Surgery Experience... With the most cataract surgery experience in S.W. Florida, come to the experts at Eye Centers of Florida.Thank you for the great care in surgery. You are all the BEST! Connie from 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 JULY 5-11, 2012 Even when completely exhausted by a good game of fetch, some dogs cant stand to be separated from their tennis ball. Hail the tennis ballDogs still go crazy for a toy never meant for them BY DR. MARTY BECKERUniversal UclickIf theres anything more versatile than a tennis ball, I cant imagine it. One afternoon, I just sat down with a pad and started jotting down all the things you can do with a dog and a tennis ball. Heres what I came up with:Fetch: Toss, return, repeat. You know the drill. This is the game by which all dog activities are measured, and sometimes theres just nothing better than the classic. Find: Hide the tennis ball, then let your dog find it. For dogs who are already retrievers, this game is remarkably easy to learn. Hide the ball in plain sight a couple times so shell know what you want her to do, then watch how easily she can find it anywhere. Herd: Fetching uses one ball, but if youve got a herding dog, try tossing out a few and giving your dog a place to gather them all together. Since this game works with your dogs natural instincts, most pick it up very quickly for a treat reward. Get wet: Water dogs love nothing more than the chance to go after a favorite ball and get wet. What more could a pup want? Monkey in the middle: Got kids? Got a dog? Amuse everyone with the classic schoolyard game with the dog playing the monkey. Pass the ball by tossing, rolling, kicking whatever works, and give Rover a small treat each time he intercepts it and gives it back. Flyball: This one is a real sport, and one that tennis-ball loving dogs live for once they learn to play. Add a series of jumps to a tennis ball, and youve got a fast-paced, wildly entertaining game for both people and pets, participants and spectators. Tennis balls are even better because you can often get them for free. If you have friends who are tennis players, ask them to save their old balls for you. A tennis ball that hasnt the oomph for a good game of tennis is still perfect for playing fetch with your dog. One important thing to know, though: Tennis balls are not chew toys. Put them away when youre done with your game of fetch. Dogs have been known to compress tennis balls in their mouths, and then die when the ball springs back to full size in the back of the mouth, cutting off the air supply. And even if that never happens, the materials in a tennis ball are designed for ... tennis! Theyre not made to be chewed on or swallowed by dogs.So have your fun, and lots of it. But dont leave the ball with your dog when youre done. And now, if youll excuse me, I have to throw a tennis ball for our familys dogs! PET TALES To adopt or foster a petThis weeks pets are from Collier County Domestic Animal Services. Adoption fees for cats are $60 and dogs are $85 and include sterilization surgery, vaccinations, pet license, ID microchip and a bag of food. Visit DAS at 7610 Davis Blvd. from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. For more information, call 252-7387 or visit www.colliergov.net/pets. >>Buster is a 3-yearold cocker spaniel mix whos as friendly as he is handsome. Eager to please, he likes people, cats and other dogs. >>Naomi is a 5-month-old Chihuahua mix who weighs about 10 pounds. Sweet and gentle, shes good on her leash and with other dogs and cats. >>Taffy is an affectionate, 1-year-old domestic shorthair with a lovely, rich coat and beautiful bright yellow eyes. Part of the Families for Felines project, her adoption fee is just $10. >>Valentino is a 3-month-old domestic shorthair whos as handsome and sweet as he can be. He promises to reward his new family with a lifetime of love.Pets of the Week
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 5-11, 2012 NEWS A23 $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 I am so clever that sometimes I dont understand a single word of what I am saying. Oscar Wilde I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions. James A. Michener So the writer who breeds more words than he needs is making a chore for the reader who reads. Dr. Suess I have this strange feeling that Im not myself anymore. Its hard to put into words, but I guess its like I was fast asleep, and someone came, disassembled me, and hurriedly put me back together again. That sort of feeling. Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart The words with which we write were created long ago. Who can say how or by whom? Who can say the cost? But we have been using them freely, stretching them, prodding them, parading them. And they have been returning the favor, crafting us as we craft them. And what of those who read? The readers are riders upon these vocabularied steeds. And as the riders ride their bodies carry the meanings that carry them away, that carry them still, currying favor and flavor, nascent nuance and noble assent and descending mounts. We are free to write and read here on this ground. It is a pleasant tree we climb from inside out, from outside in. No hero here in today abides or falls. Just lions and lambs at picnic, together imbibing light of sun and moon, fully fed like this in shining fare and profusion. Tasting in that whatever flavor feeds best. Hearing the song of choice. Seeing all, a dancing stylus stylized, each for each fundament complete and pure. The tomes of ground are open to the printing and reprint of poetic feet and fete. Newly the news be met this day: creamy and intelligent; open and elegant; simple semaphore and sublime. Let the words come bearing gifts of lifting, unleashing, joyous scrying. Let the crafters and the crafted emerge each the other penetrating lavish, more munificent and more consummate, extricated and unshackled. And when the storied day is done, spoken well and clean, may all be deep and dear with the speak of breath, knowing and known. Thanks to all who speak, to all who hear, to all who join with the wee. Thanks for the saying, the engraving of the evaporating. Thanks for the elemental glee. Thanks for the inspiration, perspiration, incarnation. Thanks for all who move and love and give and step the steeping steppe to a new leaf: folio by turns, yearns and all ready full some, aureate. And as our wordy awakening dawns this day, we see, we say: Replete, complete yet making newly still. And sow these words. And so, just sew. Just saying... Seeing you, diaphanous between the lions. You are noted but not captured, first the rolling plane a glimmering vast and spacious. You are not mist amidst the vastly stretchings of gerunds ground and cloud and sky, loving you with aye and fullest heart and art full.My breath is incensing, this moving protoplasmic light fantastic opening wide. You are the speak hardly easy but still at ease.See the singing is your bard. Incline your declensions. Proclaim your intentions. Be conjunction and function. Interjection. Perfection. 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. MUSINGSNoctilucent r s c t f a Rx firstname.lastname@example.org
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That s a guarantee! www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF JULY 5-11, 2012 One major consideration for voters in the upcoming elections should be how the candidates plan on growing the U.S. economy. Whether right or left or something else, you will want to ponder how this can realistically be accomplished as opposed to politicians promises. The best yardstick of U.S. growth is annual Gross Domestic Product, the sum total of all expenditures by consumers, business and the government. Domestic refers to production/expenditures within the U.S. as opposed to a U.S. companys expenditures overseas. GDP growth is important. Per capita GDP measures standard of living. A growing per capita GDP coupled with high unemployment means a whole bunch of people had a declining standard of living, while others fared relatively much better. Bottom line: We need a growing economy, and even more so, we need a growing per capita GDP. GDP can grow nominally, meaning in gross dollar terms it increases. Real growth in GDP is realized when growth is greater than the inflation rate. For instance, if you grow 5 percent and inflation is 1 percent, then real growth was 4 percent. It is real growth that matters in standards of living and reducing unemployment. GDP, inflation adjusted, grew at 3 percent in the 1980s; 3.2 percent in the 1990s, 1.8 percent in the first decade of the new millennium (through 2009); and an average of 2.4 percent in 2010 and 2011. It is generally believed that GDP must grow at 3.3 percent annualized or better in order for unemployment just to remain stable, as U.S. demographics have a younger population being added to the labor force all the time. Some economists suggest that any meaningful reduction in current unemployment levels (8-plus percent, not counting the under-employed) would require GDP growth of 5 percent o 7 percent. Virtually every post-recession recovery has seen big GDP growth rates for several quarters. However, five of the past six quarters saw nominal GDP growth running below 2 percent. Per Gary Shilling, a noted economist and author of The Age of Deleveraging, GDP growth of 2 percent (as he expects for several years to come) would translate into unemployment increases of 1 percent per year in each successive year. The GDP equals: private consumption plus gross domestic private investment plus government spending plus exports minus imports. How can GDP grow? Consumption can increase but consumption is already a huge part of GDP, at some 71 percent. So its questionable how much more stuff people can buy and whether it is a good thing to prime the GDP pump with more consumer spending. The next part of the equation is private investment (e.g., expenditures for new buildings, equipment or inventories, etc.) There are trillions in cash on corporate balance sheets. But although corporations have the capacity to spend, they wont unless there is profit incentive. Further, private sector spending accounts for a much greater per cent of GDP. Government spending is a hotly debated topic, as it is deficit spending that many an economist feels has a zero expenditure multiplier effect; each dollar spent creates no sustainable income, yet carries with it the drag of the interest cost to be paid in the future. Last summer, the U.S. saw a credit downgrade and a hint that more might come. All this means growth in government spending is not likely to happen. Now for imports and exports, a long debated topic. Suffice it to say, the U.S. imports a lot of good stuff and a lot of junk from our Asian partners. We also import a lot of energy resources. Net-net, we export a lot less than we import. Every time we buy cheaper international goods or international energy resources, GDP growth is lessened. The trade deficit hole is deep and has existed for a long, long time. There is a ground swell of opinion that while we give foreign countries fair access to our markets we only get hurdles and detours in theirs or, as is the case with China, the RMB is pegged artificially low so as to fuel their exports. So how is our economy going to get going? Our consumer has likely reached a point of maximum consumption per capita. The government not only faces pressures to curtail spending, but it strikes bad trade deals over and over. I think the solution lies with the group that has the money: existing private sector businesses. They have the cash to spend on new plants and equipment. And small businesses, critical for creating jobs, borrow to make these expenditures. Now what makes businesses tick? What will get them to spend for expansion or startup? They like to know that they have a decent chance of making money and that the rules of the game (U.S. regulations and taxation) will not keep changing. There are plenty of countries with lax regulations and incredibly lower corporate taxation rates. If businesses choose to expand their foreign operations, our GDP will suffer. This is not something to be viewed as politically right or left. It is offered as a simple framework by which you can discern the political promises made. Better yet, the right and left need to have a meaningful discussion about how businesses can be encouraged to grow within U.S. borders. Arguing exclusively about how the our government pie is cut up misses a critical aspect; we must find a way to grow real GDP above 3.3 percent. 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 & INVESTINGConsider the GDP before making choices in the voting booth 1 m o g o b jeannetteSHOWALTER, CFAshowalter@ww fsyst ems.com
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Board Appointments Lavigne Ann Kirkpatrick, R.N., manager of external affairs at Avow Hospice, has been elected vice chair of the Board of Nursing for the state of Florida. Her term will run until Oct. 31, 2014. A registered nurse for 28 years, Ms. Kirkpatrick has been at Avow since 2004. She is a member of board of Collier Senior Resources and serves on the advisory boards for I-Tech and Lorenzo Walker Health Services. She is a 2010 Leadership Collier graduate. Jon McGaunn, hotel manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, has joined the board of directors of the Collier County Lodging & Tourism Alliance. A veteran of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, Mr. McGaunn came to the Naples resort in 2010 as executive assistant manager-rooms division. Prior to that, he served as managing director for the Palm Beach office of Genii Capital, a hospitality investment management and financial advisory firm. He earned a bachelors degree in hospitality restaurant management from Widener University in Chester, Penn. Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida welcomes the following new board members elected to serve a three-year term beginning July 1: Richard Caligiuri, vice president with Bouchard Insurance; W. Jeffrey Cecil partner-in-charge with Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP; Chad Hart, senior vice president/business banking manager with BankUnited; Samantha Howes of Samantha M. Howes, CPA, P.A.; and Gary Tasman, founder/exec-EAST INDIES HOME COLLECTION11985 US 41 N., Naples 34110 239-596-7273 Mon-Sat 10-5 Celebrate with a BangBarstools on Parade Independence Day Sale Storewide July 5-6-7(closed July 4 Holiday) www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF JULY 5-11, 2012 Consumer confidence turns a bit gloomy in the Sunshine State SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYConsumer confidence among Floridians sank four points in June, after jumping four points to 78 in May, according to a University of Florida survey. Floridians reversed their optimism about their future finances, says Chris McCarty, director of UFs Survey Research Center in the Bureau of Economic and Business Research. The June decline was across age and income groups and did not reflect a specific policy change, he adds. For the first time since February, all five components used to measure confidence declined. For example, perceptions of survey takers that they are better off financially now than they were a year ago fell one point to 61. Meanwhile, their overall expectations that their personal finances will improve a year from now fell 10 points to 86. Respondents were also glum in their assessment of broader issues. Their confidence in the national economy over the coming year dropped three points to 73, while their trust in the national economys prospects for the next five years fell four points to 84. Floridians confidence in whether now is a good time to buy big-ticket consumer items, such as televisions and automobiles, also fell, dropping four points to 78. In May, consumer confidence was largely buoyed by perceptions that personal finances would improve. Such thinking was likely due to the dramatic drop in gas prices between April and May, a decline of more than 50 cents a gallon, Mr. McCarty explains. Although gas prices have continued to fall since then, the associated optimism may have slowed in June because of increased news coverage about expiring tax cuts and automatic budget cuts in January that could disrupt the economy, he says. Also dampening confidence in June was a Federal Reserve analysis that found household wealth had eroded to 1990s levels news that might have erased the short-term positive effects of lower gas prices.Some good newsDespite the gloom expressed in the report, however, the Sunshine State experienced positive economic indicators in May and June. Floridas unemployment rate declined .1 percent to 8.6 percent in May, the lowest level since the recession ended in June 2009 (the U.S. unemployment rate edged up .1 percent to 8.2 percent in May). There were also big employment gains in Floridas professional and business services sectors, which increased by 2.4 percent or 24,900 jobs, Mr. McCarty says, adding the only sectors to lose jobs were construction and government. Another promising trend is that Floridas improving unemployment numbers are not the result of a decreased state labor force, which was the case earlier in the year.There is still more good newsStock market values are up and so are housing prices, which have been slowly recovering since January. The median price for a Florida house is now $147,000, the highest since August 2009. Short sales now account for more sales than foreclosures. Fortunately, gas prices are expected to continue to decline, although at a slower pace, in the next few months, Mr. McCarty says. This should help to maintain confidence somewhere near its current level. Conducted June 12-21, the UF study reflects the responses of 409 individuals who represent a demographic crosssection of Florida. The index used by UF researchers is benchmarked to 1966, which means a value of 100 represents the same level of confidence for that year. The lowest index possible is a 2; the highest is 150. Details of the June survey are at www.bebr.ufl.edu/cci. utive director with Cushman & Wakefield C ommer cial Property SWFL. Health Care William Bill Franz has joined Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida as director of systems and patient centered transformation in charge of coordinating organizational improvement across all areas of operations as the Healthcare Network moves toward becoming a patient centered medical home. For the past 11 years, Mr. Franz served as executive vice president/COO of the Community Foundation of Collier County. Dr. Nelson Hernandez has been appointed staff psychiatrist at Park Royal Hospital, the private 76-bed mental health facility that opened earlier this year on the campus of Lee Memorial HealthPark in south Fort Myers. Dr. Hernandez earned his medical degree in 1988 and received advanced training in psychiatry at New York Medical College and Metropolitan Hospital Center in New York City. He has practiced for more than two decades, most recently as medical director of psychiatry at Riverside Behavioral Center in Punta Gorda. He also has operated a private outpatient practice in Cape Coral since 2008. Tracy Rogers has been named director of admissions at Park Royal Hospital in South Fort Myers. She most recently was a behavioral analyst at the Department of Corrections as well as in private practice in Punta Gorda. She holds a bachelors degree in psychology and sociology from Wesleyan College in Macon, Ga., and a masters in mental health counseling from Argosy University in Sarasota. Dr. Ivan Mazzorana Jr. has been appointed chief medical officer at Park Royal Hospital. Board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, the American Board of Medical Specialists and the Florida Division of Workers Compensation, Dr. Mazzorana is a court-appointed medical examiner and holds memberships in the American Psychiatric Association, American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry and Florida Psychiatric Society. He completed his psychiatric residency at New York Medical College, where he was appointed chief resident, and his fellowship training in geriatric psychiatry at University of Miami and Jackson Memorial Hospital. Travel The Naples office of Hurley Travel Experts has earned accreditation from Virtuoso travel specialists. Virtuoso member agencies benefit from directmarketing campaigns, specialized training and added-value arrangements with leading travel providers, among other benefits. Law Jeffrey Shafer has joined the law offices of Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A. as director of marketing for the firms offices located in Naples, Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres and Port Charlotte. Mr. Shafer most recently worked as member communications coordinator for The Commons Club at The Brooks. He has also served as media manager for the Pelican Bay Foundation and as a public relations intern with the Florida Everblades Hockey Club. He is a graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University. ON THE MOVE KIRKPATRICK ROGERS MCGAUNN MAZZORANA FRANZ HERNANDEZ
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 5-11, 2012 BUSINESS B5 THE MOTLEY FOOL Dealing With a Volatile MarketThe stock market doesnt just sit there, sl owly rising over time. On June 6, for example, it surged some 287 points, or 2.4 percent. (Its vital to consider such moves in terms of percentages 50 points might seem like a lot until you realize its just 0.4 percent.) On May 30, it fell 161 points, or 1.3 percent and on Aug. 8, 2011, it dropped 635 points, or a whopping 5.6 percent! Dont let it give you whiplash, or lead you to make mistakes. Keep the following thoughts in mind: First, know that the Dow is an average representing just 30 companies out of many thousands on the American markets. For a better measure of our stock market, look at the S&P 500 (with 500 of Americas biggest firms) or the Wilshire 5000, which represents the total stock market and encompasses thousands of companies. That can be volatile, too, though. But a falling market isnt necessarily bad. It can present great opportunities, when stock in many great companies is suddenly on sale. If youre 20 years away from retirement, for example, how much does it really matter that your holdings fell 2 percent this week? What really matters is how theyre valued in 20 years, or whenever you want to sell them. The prices at which you buy and sell are the only ones that give you a profit or loss. As superinvestor Warren Buffett has explained, if youre going to be buying more shares of stocks in the coming years, you should be happy to see falling prices. Money you expect to need in the coming few years, though, should not be in stocks, where anything can happen in the short term. Investors err when they succumb to fear or greed. They buy or hold on to overvalued stocks out of greed, and they sell in a panic when stocks fall. Dont do that. Expect healthy stocks to fall sometimes and to recover eventually. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 BUSINESS WEEK OF JULY 5-11, 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 ing from all regions of the world, among them Germany, Switzerland, England, Russia, Croatia, Romania, Venezuela, Brazil and Chili. Canadians, who have long favored Florida as a wintertime destination, continue to represent the majority of international buyers, accounting for about half of all local foreign buyers. Argentinians may be the new snowbirds. Many are buying properties here to escape their winter, our summertime. And some South American buyers are finding the slower pace of Southwest Florida more to their liking than the Miami area, a popular vacation outpost for Latin America. The local observations reflect a growing trend of international buyers who favor Florida, according to a recent report by the National Association of Realtors. Twentysix percent of all sales to foreign buyers occurred in the Sunshine State more than double the No. 2 state, California, with 11 percent. Canadians accounted for 24 percent of international sales in the U.S. The Canadians are back; so are the Germans, says Linda Flack, broker associate for Royal Shell Real Estate in Fort Myers. They left for a while because the investment wasnt as good. Theyre great for our economy. They recognize the value is good, they shop in our stores and buy suitcases to fill with items theyve purchased here. They come to vacation here, then they come back to buy (a home). Robert Keller, a broker associate with ReMax Anchor Realty in Punta Gorda, made a concerted effort several years ago to tap into the European market, particularly Germany, and aligned himself with ReMax because of its international presence with 200 overseas offices. As the dollar was crashing the euro was rising, he notes. I lived in Europe and speak German and changed my marketing focus. Mr. Keller conducted seminars in several European markets, explaining to would-be buyers the process, tax implications and laws for buying a Florida home. Today, three years later, he works with overseas clients to create visual tours of properties theyve found online. I offer them my opinions on every property, explain the pluses and negatives. They might want to know how long it takes to get to open water, if theres a golf course nearby. I also consider the surrounding property and other things they might not think to ask about. Roger Brunswick, an agent with John R. Wood Realtors Bonita Springs office and a certified international property specialist, says international buyers account for the majority of his sales in Bonita and Estero. Weve always had a few foreign buyers but the last couple of years, 60 percent of my buyers have been from out of the country, he says. Im working with a lot of Canadians. Southwest Florida is Canadas backyard and so easy to get to from Toronto and Montreal. Im also working with more Canadians from Vancouver and western Canada. Their economy is very good and their dollar is on par with us. While Chinese buyers account for 11 percent of the U.S.s international buyers, the Asian influence has yet to be felt in Southwest Florida. Mr. Gallus eyes France as the next wave of foreign buyers. We have a lot of French agents, he says. France is a major contributor to our real estate economy. Mr. Keller agrees: France is the next invasion.Buying patternsChris Lecca, a Premiere Plus agent, says the majority of homes hes sold on behalf of his clients were purchased as second homes. Prices, he says, are across the board. About 90 percent are paying cash. Mr. Brunswick notes similar buying patterns. Ive sold homes from $250,000 and $300,000 to well over $1 million and $1.5 million, he says. Some of my Canadian buyers have owned condos here and are moving up to a single-family home as their families grow and mature. They have grandchildren now and need more space and are looking for bigger properties. One of his recent sales was a $1 millionplus Bonita home, purchased by Canadians. The sale is a counterpoint to Mr. Gallus observations: Many of Premiere Plus Great White North buyers spend an average $150,000 to $400,000; Europeans and other buyers tend to fall within a higher range, from $400,000 to $800,000. Mr. Galluss firm has also noted many foreigner buyers prefer the lock-and-go, low-maintenance convenience of a condo. A small percent are getting single-family homes, he says. We find that Germans and the French tend to buy single-family homes. Mr. Lecca says his European clientele favor homes close to downtown Naples. International buyers love the waterfront and swimming pools thats what were known for, says Ms. Flack. They either want to be on the beach or want to go boating and be on a canal and have a swimming pool. Theyre really excited to be in Florida. Ms. Briggs says Canadians and Germans account for most of her buyers and build jobs. Germans love the canal system and the feel of the waterfront in Cape Coral, she says. Canadians are interested in great buys and know a good one when they see it. These international buyers, she says, are helping to drive up median home prices, which have increased 25 percent during the past year. I went to a National Association of Realtors convention last November and there were people from all over the world, says Ms. Briggs. You said Florida, and it might as well have been a country. Florida is not a secret. Everybody knows Florida. Different areas of Southwest Florida appeal to different nationalities a factor Mr. Keller attributes to word of mouth. German buyers and vacationers have long favored Cape Coral. But the demo is shifting, adds Mr. Keller. Many arent aware of cities to the south or north, depending where they start. They come to Cape Coral but dont know about Old Naples, Palm Island or Siesta Key.The return of the investorAn increasing number of foreign buyers are eyeing Southwest Florida homes as an investment, but not with the buy-and-flip mentality that helped burst the real estate bubble a few years ago. Many are taking advantage of the lowest prices in a decade, understanding the value of an American home is bound to increase at a slower, more sustainable rate than the runaway doubledigit appreciation during the boom. Theyre seeing prices down 50 percent from what they were, says Mr. Lecca. Theyre banking on appreciation in the next five or 10 years. Many foreign buyers also view American property as a wise overall investment, given the economic turmoil in some European countries. Theyre unsure of which direction their country is going, says Mr. Gallus. Their perception is that investing in American real estate is a better avenue than investing in Spain, for example. They dont want to invest in their own country. Missing so far this summer for Mr. Brunswick are the European buyers, who may be gun-shy because of the monetary crises in Europe. The investors Im dealing with are buying second homes, he says. Nobodys buying and flipping. A home is always a longterm investment. Buyers plan to keep it for five years or more. I have one German client who has no intentions of coming to the U.S., says Ms. Briggs. Investors think of America as a safe place to put their money. Canadians pay attention to issues like Amendment Four, which will make property taxes more equitable. They enjoy Florida and a home is an investment they want to enjoy. Germans look at the bottom line and the investment value. Some of these international buyers are banking on Southwest Floridas reputation as a vacation hotspot by placing their home in rental programs and making money in the process, according to Ms. Briggs and Mr. Keller.A lot Canadian investors are buying something inexpensively and know the market has to go up, says Ms. Brigg. Its not going to be the crazy appreciation of years past, but they rent in the meantime and are getting more than what theyre paying. Its a no-brainer. Local Realtors expect the international influence to remain strong and continue the recovery of the local real estate market. Its a very exciting time, says Ms. Flack. The facts speak for themselves. Commercial property is renting out and selling and commercial always follows rooftops. Weve had the rooftops, we just didnt have anyone living in them. Vacant homes are selling and we have a new demographic of people who are so excited to be here. You think, Oh thank God, were healing. BUYERSFrom page 1 Flack Keller Brunswick Robert Keller recently sold this home in Punta Gorda IsIes to foreign buyers.
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DAVID WILLIAM AUSTON, PA AMERIVEST REALTY | NAPLES, FL 239.280.5433 Call David Today or Visit www.DavidNaples.com Naples Luxury Real Estate Representing Sellers and Buyers of ESTATES AT BAY COLONY MOORINGS BEACHFRONT FEATURING Absolutely beautiful 2-story home with 6 bedroom suites each w/full bathroom, 2 half baths, a den and wide view of the lake and golf course. 4 car garage. 7,032 living sq ft. $4,175,000 Lions Gate. Stunning SW views of the Gulf. Completely remodeled. 2,076 sq ft. 2+den/2.5 baths. Can be converted to 3 bed/3bath. Furnished. $1,249,000 REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE LOCAL REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY B9WEEK OF JULY 5-11, 2012 Miromar Design Centers Designers of Distinction have voted for their favorite designs in the Dream Rooms Tour, awarding first place to a Barbara Barry Dream Room Suite featured in the Henredon Interior Design Showroom. Second place ended in a tie between a master bedroom from the California Romantic Collection at Ralph Lauren Home and a master bedroom designed by Kira Krmm International Design on display in Angela Fine Furnishings. Third place went to the outdoor living area by Jardin De Ville. Designers of Distinction are selected each month by the showroom partners at Miromar Design Center. For more information, visit www.miromardesigncenter.com. The Lubner Group and Clive Daniel Home have been selected to provide design services for Chateaumere, a residential community of a 60-unit high-rise and four mid-rise buildings in Pelican Bay. Designers Charlie Hansen and Rebekah Errett-Pikosky will provide design plans for the lobby, atrium and common areas of two luxury residential buildings in the development. Vogue Interiors has completed the new Isabella model in the Chestnut Grove neighborhood at The Vineyards. Built by Vineyards Development Company, the Isabella is a single-family villa with three bedrooms, 3 baths and a total of 3,977 square feet, with nearly 3,000 square feet under air. Debbie DeMaria, ASID and Vogue president, created an interior forREAL ESTATE BRIEFS SEE BRIEFS, B24 COURTESY PHOTOThe Barbara Barry Dream Room Suite at Miromar Design Center. Built in 1988 and recently updated throughout, this home sits in the middle of a quiet, very private, 2.5-acre lot in Livingston Woods just north of Pine Ridge Road. The neighborhood is in a desirable school district, and there are no HOA fees or deed restrictions. The 2,868-square-foot residence has four bedrooms and three bathrooms, with the master suite on its own side of the house. The family room has a wood-burning fireplace, and the kitchen has raised panel cherry cabinetry, granite countertops and upgraded appliances. Living areas have tile and marble flooring, while the bedrooms are carpeted. The back yard has a large lanai and a solar-heated pool. 7050 Sandalwood Lane is listed for $929,000 by Linda Haskins and Gary Ryan of Coldwell Banker. Call Ms. Haskins at 822-3739 or Mr. Ryan at 273-6796 for more information or to schedule an appointment to see this property. House Hunting:7050 Sandalwood Lane COURTESY PHOTOS
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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 W hippoo W 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 V a derbi a n ilt Beac ch SunN-Fu n La g oon W ater s 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 July 31, 2012. Contact the Sales Director at Manchester Square for details. Offer is subject to change or c ancellation 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
Enjoy Resort Style Living at Village Walk and Island Walk of North Naples!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! Schedule a private tour of this award winning community today!PREMIER LOCATION OFFERS BREATHTAKING WATER AND BRIDGE VIEWS! PRISTINE 2BR, 2BA Carpi, is located on an over sized Premier CUL-DESAC lot! This Capri villa features the amenities! $275,0000 Oakmont $367,000 Move in Ready $359,900Island Walk o ers luxury resort style living yets its the way of life enjoyed everyday by the residents! e Town Center is reserved for the exclusive use of the residents and there are no equity or membershipfees to enjoy the this unique lifestyle. e heart of the community is the unique Town Center that has an appealing country club feel and o ers meeting rooms, open air community pool and lap pool, state of the art tness center, putting greens, working post o ce, on site restaurant, lighted HarTru Tennis courts, gas pumps, beauty salon, nail salon, and so much more! Schedule a private tour of this award wining community today.Pristine Pool Home! OWNER WILL CONSIDER ALL REASONABLE OFFERS. $465,000 PREMIER LOCATION OFFERS BREATHTAKING WATER AND BRIDGE VIEWS! PRISTINE 2BR, 2BA Carpi, is located on an over sized Premier CUL-DESAC lot! This Capri villa features the amenities! $275,0000 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 Joanne Ciesielski | 239.287.6732Brian Carey | 239.370.8687 ISLAND WALK This meticulously maintained more! $469,000 OPEN HOUSE VILLAGE WALK PENDING SALE
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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 perfect parkshoreCome 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 olde naples awaitsRelax ... in your private sundrenched pool and spa area surrounded by lush mature tropical plantings. Walk 5 Naples blocks to the beach and Gulf or 6 Naples blocks to 5th Avenue South for dining and shopping. Live now in this 1990 built, 3 bedroom/3 bathroom residence, sunny with wood and marble oors, truly move in ready. $1,249,000 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
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB24 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF JULY 5-11, 2012 Luxury homes, motivated sellers, premium locations. $200k $3 million+Downing-Frye Realty, Inc.DISTRESSED UPSCALE HOMESNaples and Bonita Springs, Florida Receive a FREE list with photos Details on recorded message 1-800-382-9546 ID# 3049www.NaplesLuxuryHomesOfSWFlorida.com Jacki Strategos SRES, G.R.I., e-Pro239-370-1222JStrategos@att.netwww.JackiStrategos.com Richard Droste Realtor239firstname.lastname@example.org 1,880 s.f. 1st oor unit. Large kitchen w/island & granite, 2 BR/2BA. great oor design.HawthornesLely $254,900AMAZING AMENITIESA real charming unit with brand new kitchen/baths. Multiple balconies. Must see. Model Village $239,000 (Marco Island) ON THE WATER 2nd 2 BR/ 2 BA + den. Bright & Cheerful. Professionally decorated. NEW FURNISHINGS. Mystic Greens Lely Resort-$313,900 NO MANDATORY FEES Dont just enjoy the Naples lifestyleNABORNaples Area Board of REALTORS own it Search for your new home on Get more paradise for your dollar than ever before. With over twenty-years of real estate experience in high-end residential real estate in Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero, Fort Myers Beach and Fort Myers TreasureMyHome.com Team can serve you better than ever! www.TreasureMyHome.com (239) 450-1891 info@TreasureMyHome.com 4 bedrooms/3 Baths 3 car garage extended garage Pool/Jacuzzi Gulfstream-Built Move-in readyLarge, beautiful home awaits you at Indigo Lakes. Near the entrance to The Preserve, this home is located on an oversized corner with a private and lush backyard, and invisible fence for your dog. Oversized garage and driveway is perfect for all the toys a family needs, and great finishes make it move-in ready. Formal living and dining are great areas to entertain, while the family room and large open kitchen is perfect for gathering. Master Suite boasts two walk-in closets and a master bathroom that makes everyone happy with separate vanities, a huge shower and separate soaking tub. Three large guest suites and extra baths are on the opposite side of the home, giving them privacy.Inventory is low, and this home is a real beauty and will not last long for a private showing, please feel free to contact us today! For more information on this home and more, visit www.TreasureMyHome.com. JUST LISTED: INDIGO LAKES SUNDAY, JULY 8 14670 Indigo Lakes Circle, Naples $499,900! S S S S U U OPEN HOUSE! 1:00PM-4:00PM ate Real Est the Isabella that is a transitional style utilizing varying shades of teal, chocolate, paprika, white and cream. Grey Oaks Realty has announced that Diamond Custom Homes has started construction on the Alessandra villa model in the Miramonte neighborhood within Grey Oaks Country Club. The residence will have more than 3,700 square feet under air, with three bedrooms plus a library/study and 3 baths. Lusia Shafran and the team at Pacifica Interior Design are creating and will execute the models interior. Fully furnished, the model will be priced at $1.795 million. Base price of the Alessandra is $1.395 million. Toll Brothers has completed the Massiano at Firano at Naples. On a lakeview site with southern exposure, the move-in-ready home has three bedrooms plus a study and 2 baths, a great room and a formal dining room. The home encompasses 2,216 square feet of airconditioned living space. With covered entry, lanai and two-car garage, the Massiano is 2,913 total square feet. Its offered for $528,385. Paradise Homes of Sarasota has been selected to build a new neighborhood at Talis Park (formerly Tuscany Reserve) in North Naples. The builder will construct semi-custom homes at Fairgrove, the first of three new neighborhoods to be introduced at Talis Park within the next several months. The Fairgrove neighborhood will offer homes from 3,000 square feet to 3,600 square feet. Prices will begin at $1.1 million. A model home is targeted for completion this winter. The Ronto Group has announced that Harbourside Custom Homes has started construction on a third model home at TwinEagles. Construction of the Wynfield, with interior design by Baers Furniture, is set for completion this fall. The fourbedroom, four-bath floor plan totals 4,131 square feet, with 2,784 square feet of living area, a three-car garage and lanai. Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club announces that sales in its Amalfi neighborhood have reached 75 percent. Four beachfront home sites remain available. Costa Amalfi is on the Peninsula, the newest section in the luxury waterfront resort community. Each singlefamily lot enjoys a wide stretch of beach and southwest waterfront views with available boat docks. Home designs offer from 1,850 square feet to more than 4,000 square feet of air-conditioned living space. Paul Pelak has joined Lennar Homes as a new home consultant at the builders Emerson Park community in Ave Maria. Debbie Burkhardt has joined the staff at Tri-Rose Realty. A Naples resident since 2006, she came here from Mt. Pleasant, Penn., and has experience as a tax accountant and a musician. New agents to join John R. Wood Realtors are: Florean Mader and Nathan Treadwell in the agencys Central office, and Pamela Pendleton in the Old Naples office. BRIEFSFrom page 9 The Massiano at Firano at Naples The Wynfield by Harbourside Custom Homes at TwinEagles
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 WEEKLYB26 REAL ESTATE JULY 5-JULY 11, 2012 >$300,0001 OLD NAPLES WARWICK CLUB 280 2nd Avenue South #102 $345,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Dana Marcum 239.404.2209 2 VILLAGE WALK 3403 Donoso Court Vanderbilt Beach Road $359,900 Illustrated Properties Joanne Ciesielski 239-287-6732 Saturday 1-4pm>$400,0003 LEMURIA 7172 Lemuria Circle #1602 From $400,000 PSIR Tom Gasbarro 239.404.4883 Sunday 12-4pm 4 MERCATO THE STRADA 9123 Strada Place From $400,000 PSIR Call 239.594.9400 Monday-Saturday 10am-8pm & Sunday 12-8pm>$500,0005 BONITA BAY ESPERIA & TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive From $500,000 PSIR Call 239.495.1105 Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 10am-5pm>$700,0006 PELICAN ISLES CONDOMINIUMS 435 Dockside Dr. $729,000-$2,500,000 Amerivest Realty Bridgette Foster 239.253.8001 Sunday 1-4pm 7 TWINEAGLES 12300 Wisteria Drive $730,000 PSIR Dayle Cartwright 239.595.7853 8 PELICAN LANDING ASCOT 3740 Ascot Bend Court $749,000 PSIR Mary Catherine White 239.287.2818 9 VANDERBILT BEACH LA SCALA 9700 Gulfshore Drive #305 $749,000 PSIR Mary Catherine White 239.287.2818 10 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE 280 Grande Way From $799,000 PSIR Call 239.594.1700 Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 12-5pm>$800,00011 TWINEAGLES 12312 Wisteria Drive $865,000 PSIR Dayle Cartwright 239.595.7853>$900,00012 PELICAN BAY TIERRA MAR 532 Tierra Mar Lane East $995,000 PSIR Beth McNichols 239.821.3304>$1,000,00013 GREY OAKS 2618 LErmitage Lane $1,095,000 Naples Estate Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239-4654645 Sunday 1-4pm 14 THE STRAND 5880 Whisperwood Court $1,225,000 PSIR Jane Bond 239.595.9515 15 AUDUBON COUNTRY CLUB 15275 Burnaby Drive $1,295,000 PSIR Paul Graffy 239.273.0403 16 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1220 Gordon River Trail From $1,500,000 PSIR Call 239.261.3148 Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm & Sunday 12-5pm 17 PARK SHORE MERIDIAN CLUB 4901 Gulf Shore Blvd. North #1403 $1,165,000 PSIR Pat Duggan 239.216.1980 18 BONITA BAY HIDDEN HARBOR 4081 Marshview Court $1,890,000 PSIR Cathy Lieberman/Cindy Reiff 239.777.2441 19 PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #1709 $1,895,000 PSIR Jean Tarkenton 239.595.0544 Also Available: #601 $1,895,000 #901 $1,495,000 #204 $1,485,000 #1907 $1,365,000 #V-11 $850,000 20 PARK SHORE HORIZON HOUSE 3951 Gulf Shore Blvd. North #PH-2A $1,995,000 PSIR Debbie Broulik 239.297.5152>$2,000,00021 VANDERBILT BEACH MORAYA BAY 11125 Gulfshore Drive #407 From $2,500,000 PSIR Call 239.514.5050 Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 12-5pm 22 COQUINA SANDS NAPLES CASAMORE 1752 Gulf Shore Blvd. North From $2,800,000 PSIR Call 239.963.4242 Open Daily 12-4pm>$3,000,00023 OLD NAPLES 175 3rd Street South $3,450,000 PSIR Carol Steeves 239.404.9917 24 PORT ROYAL 989 Admiralty Parade $3,575,000 PSIR Frank Sajtar 239.776.8382 >$9,000,00025 PORT ROYAL 3430 Gin Lane $9,400,000 PSIR Frank Sajtar 239.776.8382>$10,000,00026 PORT ROYAL 1007 Galleon Drive $10,900,000 PSIR Scott Pearson 239.300.3534 2 4 3 5 16 6 10 17 18 14 15 12 7 20 8 9 13 19 1 21 23 24 25 11 26 22
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INSIDECorrosive teasingFun and games can quickly turn ugly. C2 NIFF Film SocietyDont miss special screening of Memento at Silverspot. C3 Veggie peopleCollectors clamber for Victorian-era advertisements for fresh produce. C18 Advanced Style N D Celebrating the fashion sensibilities (and idiosyncracies) of older women BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.comFUNKY. ELEGANT. ECLECTIC. SLEEK. ALLURING. SOPHISTICATED. FUN. The chic women photographed in Ari Seth Cohens book, Advanced Style, embody it all. They also all happen to be in their 70s, 80s and 90s, with a couple even 100 years and older. They wear oversized, asymmetrical hats, leopard skin-print coats, stacks of Bakelite bracelets, PHOTOS COURTESY OF ADVANCED STYLE BY ARI SETH COHEN, PUBLISHED BY POWERHOUSE BOOKSSEE STYLE, C4 SEE KAPERS, C5 A GUIDE TO THE LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE WEEK OF JULY 5-11, 2012NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTCSECTION BROUGHT TO YOU BY:The 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 Cast of kids goes krazy for Kokonut Kapers SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe Naples Players KidzAct present Kokonut Kapers, a zany look at a life involving gangsters and pirates on an island off the coast of Florida, FridaySunday, July 6-8, at the Sugden Community Theatre. Show time is 7 p.m., with an additional matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 8. With a cast of 34 singing and dancing through it all, Kokonut Kapers is filled with swift action, a treasure chest of jokes and a plot that moves like a hurricane. Cordelia Hawkins and her kids must do something to earn money on storm-devastated Kokonut Island. They decide to open Kokonut High, a private institution of higher learning that promises a degree for every student for a hefty tuition fee. Along with the handful of future snorkeling scholars that show up, a crime syndicate also lands on the island and wants to take it over. And when an accreditation team from stateside shows up insisting to meet the faculty (which doesnt exist), the madcap musical is thrown overboard. Fans will recognize Tim Kellys zany set of characters wandering about the island happy-go-lucky students, fuming parents, long-lost guests, Coast Guard personnel and two girls, both
For his recent book Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans, researcher Karl Pillemer interviewed hundreds of men and women over the age of 65 to learn their secrets for living a good life. During in-depth discussions, these older Americans offered advice on everything from careers to parenting and of course love. The book opens with a chapter on marriage and includes the lessons that came up in the interviews time and again: Marry someone who shares your core values, friendship is as important as romantic love, and communication is the foundation of a strong relationship. Which all makes sense to me. But heres a tidbit that caught my attention: Watch out for teasing. After we got married, we went through sort of a teasing phase, and it was getting out of hand, the book quotes one of the interview subjects, Ben Santorelli. So we made a pact that we wouldnt tease the other person at all, and it really helped. It can degenerate into something nasty, teasing. Teasing, really? As far as Im concerned, a little playful mocking is the lifeblood of relationships. Doesnt an ability to laugh at ourselves bring us closer? Im kind of a jokester, and maybe I thought it was funny, Mr. Santorelli said. But it digs a little too deep. And then she would probably retaliate. It certainly changes the other persons attitude after they got teased. I considered what he was saying and realized its true that Im often the one who leads the teasing. Its also true that my own feelings are easily hurt. How many times have I sulked after a perceived slight from my beau, only to have him respond, But Im just playing? The more I thought about it, the wiser Mr. Santorellis suggestion seemed. And then I saw teasing in action. I recently ran into a group of young teens at the local coffee shop. They were 12 or 13, a mixed group of boys and girls, loud and feckless as only teenagers can be. One boy, long and lean in a basketball jersey, elbowed the boy next to him and pointed at the girl standing in front of them. Look at that, he said. Look at that girls cellulite. The other boy looked around, unsure. Cellulite? You know, those bumps on the backs of her thighs. The girl stared at the floor. She was tall and pretty, and its hard to imagine the boy in the jersey didnt have a thing for her. By now all the boys were laughing. And look at her toenails, the boy in the jersey said. Girl, when we leave here Im going to buy you some toenail clippers. The other boys snickered and nudged each other. Toe nail clippers, one echoed. Its hard to gauge what our teasing looks like from the inside, when were either the ones dishing it out or taking it in. But when you see it from the outside, with all its petty meanness and downright ugliness, its hard to imagine how we ever let it creep into our relationships in the first place. artisHENDERSONsandydays@floridaweekly.com SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSBut I was just teasing www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 5-11, 2012 Schedule your CoolSculpting consult today! 239-449-8328www.Riverchase-FatFreeze.comComplimentary Consultations available at these locations: Fort Myers Spa Blue MD at Riverchase North Naples Spa Blue MD at Riverchase Downtown Naples Riverchase Dermatology Cape Coral: 413 Del Prado Blvd. S., Suite 101Its not what you lose. Its what you gain. So say goodbye to stubborn fat. And say hello to the body you once had with our clinically proven, FDA-cleared, totally non-surgical treatment without the downtime. How cool is that? To learn more, call us today.lets get nakedCoolSculpting is a registered trademark and the CoolSculpting logo, the Snowflake design, and Lets Get Naked are trademarks of ZELTIQ Aesthetics, Inc. Results and patient experience may vary. Consult your physician. 2012. All rights reserved. IC0712-A
Located just north of Vanderbilt Beach Road on U.S. 41 SPONSORED BY Old Roots Soulful Music with a TwistUPCOMING EVENTSMERCATO NIGHTS MUSIC SERIESFirst Thursdays, 6-9pm August 2 Mudbone September 6 The High ChiefsMOVIES ON THE LAWNThird Tuesdays, 8:30pm July 17 Jaws August 21 The Great Outdoors September 18 TootsieSATURDAY NIGHTS ALIVESecond Saturdays, 7-9pm July 14, August 11 and September 8BACK TO SCHOOL FASHION SHOWAugust 3 SAVE $10.00on any purchase $50 or more.Must present coupon. Not valid on any other offers or discount. Expires 7/31/12.MORE INFORMATION AT HAPPYFEET.COMDO YOU SUFFER FROM FEET, KNEE, BACK PAIN?Gulf Coast Town Center I-75 exit 128Please call for exact location. Open 7 Days a Week! Sandals, shoes and medical grade orthotics that make you HAPPY starting at $59.99Home of the exclusive KENKOH re exology sandals. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 5-11, 2012 C3 Indie Memento is next up in NIFF summer film series The Naples International Film Festival continues its summer movie series with a screening and discussion of Memento (2000) beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, at Silverspot Cinema in Mercato in North Naples. A landmark thriller written and directed by Christopher Nolan, Memento stars Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss and Joe Pantoliano. The story follows an insurance investigator (Pearce) as he struggles to find his wifes killer. His efforts are complicated by his short-term memory loss, the result of an attack. Using clues such as photos, notes and tattoos, he desperately tries to identify the murderer and at the same time figure out what part his selfprofessed close friend (Pantoliano) and a bartender (Moss) play in the mystery. The film is presented as two sequences of scenes: one series in black-andwhite shown chronologically, and a series of color sequences shown in reverse order. The two merge at the end of the film, creating one compelling story. Critics and movie lovers alike have praised the films unique structure and how themes of memory, perception, grief and revenge are woven throughout. Memento received two Academy Award nominations and won numerous other accolades. Mr. Nolans other films include Inception, The Dark Knight, The Prestige, Batman Begins and Insomnia. His most recent work, The Dark Knight Rises, is set for release later this month. The summer film series is presented by the NIFF Film Society, for which PNC Wealth Management is the official 2012 sponsor. Tickets for Memento are $25 per person and include a choice of house wine, beer or fountain drink, savory bites and a sweet treat. NIFF members also enjoy complimentary promo-sized popcorn. Tickets are available at the theater or at www.silverspotcinema.com.About the NIFF The fourth annual Naples International Film Festival takes place Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 1-4, beginning with a red-carpet gala at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts and continuing with film screenings and other programs at Silverspot Cinema. For information about NIFF membership and festival sponsorship opportunities, call 775-3456 or visit www.naplesfilmfest.com. Mondays offer second chance to catch FMffs best offeringsFilm fans who missed some of the 77 movies screened during the Fort Myers Film Festival earlier this year have a chance to catch some of the best features at Missed it Monday starting Monday, July 30, and running through Sept. 3 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers. Admission is $5. Doors open for happy hours at 6:30 p.m. and the shows start at 7 p.m. Join filmmakers and indie enthusiasts for dinner and drinks at Fords Garage prior to the event and get $2 off your entree. Then, enjoy the afterparty at Twisted Vine Bistro for late night happy hour on the patio. The third annual Fort Myers Film Festival takes place March 20-24, 2013, at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Alliance for the Arts, and Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre as well as numerous ancillary locations to be announced later. Submissions can be made directly at www.fortmyersfilmfestival.com. To see footage and interviews from this years festival, go to www.youtube. com/fortmyersfilmfest.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 5-11, 2012 tri-colored shoes. There are tailored jackets, bold splashes of color, mixed textures, layering. They have their own personal sense of style theyve developed, says Mr. Cohen. Theyve learned to know what they like and have developed that style over the years. They dont follow trends. Unlike younger people, they dress for themselves, not for other people. That allows them a sense of freedom. They feel more free in many parts of their life, and a lot of that comes across in the way that they dress.In the beginningMr. Cohen started his blog, advancedstyle.com, in 2008, soon after moving to New York City from San Diego. The blog chronicles his street photography of women hes come across on the sidewalks of New York women of a certain age with an idiosyncratic sense of style. He describes the mission of his streetstyle blog as to shed light on older people and show that theres a whole world of people who are still working, who have creative passion. I wanted to change peoples ideas of what it means to age through these examples of these incredible women I was meeting. After a few months, others started writing about his blog. He began doing so well that he was able to spend less time at his day job in the bookstore at the New Museum. He left that job two years ago. When some publishers approached him about doing a book based on his blog, he said yes to powerHouse Books. Advanced Style ($35) was released in late May. The first printing sold out almost immediately. The New York Times, quoted on the back cover, says: If Holly Golightly had a grandson Unlike countless other streetstyle bloggers in the city, Mr. Cohen has garnered a large, devoted following for his blog by focusing on a large and astoundingly overlooked demographic: the silver-haired set. Hes just returned from Europe, doing book signings in Geneva, London, Paris and Amsterdam. Its great to hear people in different cities talk about how the book has inspired them, he says. Ladies come up to me and tell me that they dont feel invisible any more, or younger women say they cant wait to look like the women in the book. That was my goal, to see peoples feelings and ideas (about older people) changing.Grandmothers giftMr. Cohen developed his appreciation of fashion from his late maternal grandmother, Bluma Levine, a librarian. My grandmother was my best friend; I spent a lot of time with her, he says, adding he became fascinated with learning about her past. Together they would go through her old clothing, jewelry and photographs. Everyone in the photos was stylishly dressed, he notes. They would watch old movies, and he was struck by the elegance of the people in the black-and-white films. Mr. Cohen left San Diego to study art history at the University of Washington in Seattle. After he graduated, his grandmother grew ill, so he devoted five years of his life to helping his mother take care of her. That time spent with her was very influential in developing my feelings toward older people, he says. She was in her 90s when she died six years ago. She went to Columbia University in New York and always told me I should move to New York if I wanted to do something creative, he says. So he did.A style iconHis first friend in the city was Mimi Weddell, the 90-something-year-old actress who is the subject of a documentary called Hats Off. When Mr. Cohen first saw the film, she reminded him of his grandmother. She danced and acted and was so full of life. Always wore gloves and hats, he says. When he spoke with her at a screening, he says, She became my first friend in New York. (She died at age 94, a year after they met.) I was so inspired by her, I started walking around the streets and saw all these incredible women who defied our prejudices, women in their late 80s, 90s, even 100, who were independent, expressing themselves through style. He began taking photos and posting them on his blog. New York makes you want to dress up when youre on the street, he says. You dont know who youre going to run into. Its hard to stand out, because there are so many people, youre walking through a density, theres so much traffic on the street. The women he photographs dont wear the latest fashions; theyre not trendy, nor do they necessarily spend a lot of money on clothes. Theyre very creative with their dressing, Mr. Cohen explains. They recycle things in their wardrobe, try to use things in different ways. Its about how you put yourself together rather than spending a lot of money on clothing. Many of his subjects shop at thrift stores he adds.Aspire to be wonderfulMr. Cohen, at 30, is friends with women three times his age. Yesterday I went to a 95th birthday party for a filmmaker; she just got back from Morocco. Then I went out to dinner with a 100-year-old lady. Shes busy seven days a week. Her social calendar is so full, I had to wait two months to get together with her! He does photograph older men, and some appear in his book, but he realizes that men are not overlooked as they age. Older men, he says, are always called distinguished or weathered. Its more necessary to focus on women. Those are the ones who are really made to feel invisible and ashamed of getting and looking older. Men dont have that pressure on them as they get older. Men have never told me, I feel invisible. With the success of the blog and the book, Mr. Cohen is working on an Advanced Style film with Lina Plioplyte. Theyve already shot more than 150 hours of footage. Snippets can be seen on Mr. Cohens website and on YouTube. It tells a lot more of their story, he says. It goes way beyond fashion and style to how they live their lives. Hes puzzled as to why theres such an emphasis on youth in our society. People are living longer, he says. You cant aspire to be younger. You cant aspire to be a teenager. But you can aspire to be wonderful at an older age. a i d 1 t t u r t i t w t l d Its about how you put yourself together, rather than spending a lot of money on clothing. Ari Seth Cohen g three times his a h n a a gu fo ar e ma as h l o o r sit y r he r ew his a ke w as n g oh e i y s w e h a v a s t n ev e ib le W bl og e : m nn pl e o ut r e d o me th at an y n sa y e t h e o see ideas han g h90hild e r H ouse B oo k s. and the bo is wo c o w Y m s t o g o e f as h to t h ei H to w a n y out h P e in g l o You b e y o u a s p ire a g er But to b e w o lder a g blog STYLEFrom page 1Author/photographer Ari Seth Cohen with Mimi Weddell, who inspired him as the subject of a documentary titled Hats Off and became his first friend in New York City.
Kokonut Kapers by KidzAct of The Naples Players>>When: 7 p.m. Friday-Sunday, July 6-8; 2 p.m. Sunday, July 8 >>Where: The Sugden Community Theatre >>Tickets: $12 for adults, $6 for children >>Info: 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 5-11, 2012 C5 SUMMER SPECIALSBUY 1, GET 1 HALF PRICE: Tuesday, July 10thLive Tropical Entertainment with J. Robert 7-9pm Call (239) 649-2275 for Reservations www.NaplesPrincessCruises.com Naples Princess Naples P rin cess The Best Way to Experience Naples from the Water. Celebrating 17 Years! KAPERSFrom page 1COURTESY PHOTOSawyer True, left, as Swampy the pirate and Frankie Federico as Capn Kidd flirting with the same boy (whos busy talking and rocking about his love for Olive from Orlando). The musical also boasts a wide variety of catchy Francoeur tunes, with savory flavorings of salsa, Latin, Jamaican and even the hilarious Hawaiian number, Little Wahini Baby. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children. Call 263-7990 or stop by the box office.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 5-11, 2012 Theater All Shook Up By The Naples Players through July 29 at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or www. naplesplayers.org. See review on page C8. Kokonut Kapers By KidzAct of The Naples Players at the Sugden Community Theatre July 6-8. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org. See story on page C1. Flea Bitten Enjoy dinner and laughs over Flea Bitten, a two-person comedy about colorful flea market characters, every Thursday at Mongellos. $24.95 for dinner and the show. 4221 Tamiami Trail E. 793-2644. Psycho Beach Party By Laboratory Theatre July 6-28 at 1634 Woodford Ave., Fort Myers. 218-0481. Grease At the Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers, through Aug. 18. 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com. Puss In Boots By Broadway Palm Childrens Theatre at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers, July 6-Aug. 4. All performances begin with a buffet at noon. 278-4422 or www. BroadwayPalm.com. Caught in the Net At the Off Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers, July 12-Aug. 18. 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com. Thursday, July 5 Plant Clinic Bring your gardening questions to the Naples Botanical Garden for advice from expert Master Gardeners from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. 643-7275 or www.naplesgarden.org. Garden Tour Take 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. 261-8164 for reservations. Trunk Show Blue Mangrove Gallery hosts the Trollbeads national summer trunk show through July 7. 1089 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. 393-2405. Jebry and Friends Catch up with Jebry and friends for live jazz from 6-9 p.m. at New York Pizza and Pasta. 11140 Tamiami Trail N. 594-3500. Tribute Show See a Neil Diamond tribute show at The Stage in Bonita Springs. Dinner seating begins at 5:45 p.m. and the show begins at 7:15 p.m. 9144 Bonita Beach Road. 405-8566. Call about other tribute shows on the calendar this week, including Bob Seger and Led Zeppelin. A Stand-Up Guy Jim Short performs tonight through Sunday at the Off the Hook Comedy Club, 599 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. 389-6900. Friday, July 6 Art Party The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs hosts an opening reception and open house for Sand, Surf, Summer from 6-8 p.m. The beachthemed fun includes a steel drum band. 26100 Old 41 Road. 495-8989 or www. artcenterbonita.org. Saturday, July 7 Have Some Heart The Roger RC Campagnolo Memorial 5K Heart Walk/Run sets out at 7 a.m. at North Collier Regional Park. Activities take place until noon. 8236574 or www.therunshoppe.com.Skim Board Demo Learn some tips during a free skim board demonstration by Pro Team rider Dave Scott from 9 a.m. to noon on the beach at 16th Avenue South. Giveaways and refreshments included. 262-1877. Really, Really Free Share your useable items, skills, ideas, music and more at the Really, Really Free Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fleischmann Park. email@example.com. Dixieland Jazz Enjoy Dixieland jazz runs from 1-3 p.m. at The Norris Center. 213-3049. Miromar Music Ben Roberts performs from 4-7 p.m. at Miromar Outlets. 948-3766 or www.MiromarOutlets.com. Mantras and Melodies Bala Vinyasa Yoga presents a session of kirtan, a joyful form of meditative singing, with Missy Balsam and friends from 7-9 pm. $15 suggested donation. 6326 Trail Blvd. N. 598-1938 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Sunday, July 8 Dog Days Bring your canine companion (on a leash) to Naples Botanical Garden for a walk from 8-11 a.m. every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. Free admission for members and their dogs; $12.95 for non-member humans and $7.95 for their four-legged friends. 643-7275 or www.naplesgarden.org. More Miromar Music Ron Stanley performs from 1-4 p.m. at Miromar Outlets. 948-3766 or www.MiromarOutlets.com. Foreign Film See Departures (Japan, 2008) and discuss the movie afterward with John Guerra from 1-4 p.m. at the Naples Center of the FGCU Renaissance Academy. An unemployed cellist answers a classified ad titled Departures thinking it is an advertisement for a travel agency, only to discover that the job is actually in a funeral parlor. Rated PG-13. $4 for members, $5 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 425-3270 or email@example.com. Reggae Jam Jahgape performs at South Street Oven & Grill starting at 10 p.m. 1410 Pine Ridge Road N. 435-9333. Monday, July 9 All Acoustic Its acoustic artist night beginning at 7 p.m. at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. Jazz with Jebry Join Jebry and friends for live jazz and dancing from 6-9 p.m. at Mongellos, 4221 Tamiami Trail E. 793-2644. Tuesday, July 10 Decoding Dan Brown Learn to separate truth from fiction in Dan Browns novels in an FGCU Renaissance Academy class titled History of Secret Societies and Conspiracy Theories from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Naples Center of FGCU. Dr. Alex Crandall instructs. $20 for Renaissance Academy members, $25 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 425-3270 or firstname.lastname@example.org. About the Everglades The Renaissance Academy of FGCU presents The Everglades: A Treasure Squandered? from 1:30-3 p.m. at the Naples Center of FGCU. Steve Valdespino instructs. $20 for Renaissance Academy members, $25 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 425-3270 or email@example.com.Marching Molars Dave Graff, environmental specialist at Rookery Bay, shares fun facts about sea cows in a presentation titled Manatees and Marching Molars at 2 p.m. at the Marco Island Library, 201 S Heathwood Drive. Registration required. 394-3272.Movie Night Gulf Coast Town Center presents a free screening of The Emperors New Groove beginning around 8:30 p.m. on the Market Plaza lawn. 267-0783 or www.gulfcoasttowncenter.com. Wednesday, July 11 Book Discussion Librarian Claudia Schmitt leads a discussion of Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin beginning at 2 p.m. at Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave. Registration required. 263-7768 or 262-4130.Green Drinks Happy Hour Chez Boet hosts Old Naples Green Drinks Happy Hour from 5:30-7:30 p.m. with guest Joann Johansen from The Conservancy of Southwest Florida. All who are interested in learning more about or contributing to local efforts in environmental sustainability are welcome. Two-for-one drinks and $5 small plates in the bar salon. 595-7002 or www. chezboetnaples.com. Marine Lecture Marine mammal researcher Denise Boyd presents Helping Stranded Marine Mammals from 6-7 p.m. at the Rookery Bay Environmental Research Center. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for wine and light refreshments. $8 for Friends of Rookery Bay, $10 for others. 300 Tower Road. RSVP to 417-6310 or www.rookerybay.org. Coming Up Movie Night The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of SWFL presents The Political Dr. Seuss film and discussion at 7 p.m. July 12 in conjunction with the exhibit American Cartoonists, Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. 4760 Tamiami Trail N. RSVP to 263-9200 or www.holocaustmuseumswfl.org Repun Tango Hosts a class for beginners at 7:30 p.m. followed by milonga from 8-11 p.m. July 14 and 28. $15 per person. 1673 Pine Ridge Road. 738-4184 or www.pablorepuntango.com. Food Truck Rally Seminole Casino Immokalee hosts a Food Truck Rally from 1-5 p.m. July 15. www.seminolecasinoevents.com. Book Talk Librarian Kathleen Dolan leads a discussion of Amy Franklin-Willis The Lost Saints of Tennessee beginning at 2 p.m. July 17 at South Regional Library. After the discussion, be prepared to share the title of your latest great read. 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway. Register by calling 252-7542. Summer Wine Series Angelinas continues its summer wine dinners on July 18 with a menu by Executive Chef Greg Scarlatos paired with wines from Italy and South America. $89. 24041 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs. Call 390-3187 or visit www.angelinasofbonitasprings.com for reservations. Hot Cars Seminole Casino Immokalee hosts a Motorsports Corvette Show from 4-7 p.m. June 21. www.seminolecasinoevents.com.Caladium Festival Naples Botanical Garden members can hop a bus to Lake Placid for the 21st annual Lake Placid Caladium Festival on Aug. 24. $85 per person includes festival admission, lunch and a tour of caladium fields and downtowns historical murals. 643-7275 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Submit calendar listings and high-resolution photos to email@example.com. E-mail text, jpegs or Word documents are accepted. No pdfs or photos of flyers. The deadline for calendar submissions is noon Sunday. WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Naples author Marlena Brackebusch will sign copies of her newest novel, Treacherous Voyage, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. July 6 at The Dock at Crayton Cove. The restaurant makes an appearance in the book, as does its popular Dark and Stormy cocktail. Everyone who purchases a book will enjoy a complimentary Dark and Stormy. Forest Grump by Neapolitan Sandra Yeyati, above, is among the photographs in the Camera USA juried exhibit on display at The von Liebig Art Center through Aug. 10. The center at 585 Park St. is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Admission is free. Call 262-6517 or visit www.naplesart.org.
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L O T S A L O B S T E R ! Waterfront Dining Friday, Sunday Saturday, TWO 1 pound lobsters with Lunch, Dinner & Sunday Brunch 263-9940 263-2734 www.napleswaterfrontdining.com fries and slaw or black beans and rice $26.95 Limited time offer. Not good with any other offer. www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 5-11, 2012 ARTS COMMENTARYAll Shook Up will knock your bobby sox offRemember when rock was in its infancy and music was exciting? Youd hear a song on the radio or spin a 45 on your record player, and it was like an instant shot of adrenaline: Your emotions were jazzed, and you just had to get up and dance. Watching All Shook Up at the Sugden Community Theatre opening night was like that. The show cleverly takes the music of Elvis Presley and uses it to tell a number of love stories, based loosely on Shakespeares Twelfth Night. Yes, its a strange mash-up. But dont roll your eyes or dismiss it. Not only does it work, but it works exceedingly well even if youre not particularly wild about Elvis songs. This show reinterprets his music in a fresh way while staying true to the original versions. It isnt one of your typical jukebox musicals, thrown together with little regard for plot or substance. And while it might be fluff, All Shook Up is smart fluff, thanks to Joe DiPietros skillful writing. The plot? Well, thats a little complicated, and it grows more so with every scene. Chad (Chris Valente), a roustabout, rides into town on his motorcycle. All the women swoon, and all the men want to be like him. But Mayor Matilda (Ellen Cooper) is unhappy. The self-proclaimed moral compass for the town, the mayor has passed the Mamie Eisenhower Decency Act, which decrees: No loud music, no tight pants and no public necking. Chad, she fears, will only encourage indecency and perversion. Natalie (Alana Marie Neuman), a mechanic, falls for Chad, but hes interested in Miss Sandra (Laura Needle), as is Natalies dad (Jim Corsica.) Dennis (James Giordano) is interested in Natalie, but she wants Chad. So Natalie dresses up as a man and pretends to be Ed, so she and Chad can hang out together. And thats just part of the plot. There are at least three other love stories going on. This isnt a love triangle. Its more like a love octagon. People have described the show as Footloose meets Grease, but actually, its better than either of those musicals. Without being too heavy-handed about it, Mr. DiPietro, the playwright, weaves in themes about tolerance, interracial romances and the importance of following your dreams. You gotta kickstart your life! Chad declares. Later on, another character says: I think music is some sort of magic: the way it can take over your body and can change you and make you realize how beautiful life can be. And the show demonstrates just that. All Shook Up hits you at full blast right from the opening number, Jailhouse Rock, and the energy just doesnt let up. The songs are so organic to the show, its almost as though theyve been written for it. Music director Charles Fornara directs a rockin 12-piece band that includes two guitars and a bass, just like the Broadway show had. In previous productions at the Sugden, sometimes the orchestra has overpowered the vocals. But The Naples Players have evidently fixed that problem: Every lyric can be clearly heard. And what singing it is! The ensemble is strong and powerful, and the solo voices are spectacular. Particularly outstanding is Joyce Austin as Sylvia. Her 11 oclock number, Theres Always Me, toward the end of Act II, had the audience applauding mid-song. Also impressive is Johanne Nordilus as Lorraine, Sylvias daughter, making her Sugden debut singing Thats All Right while fighting with her mother and Its Now or Never with her new love. Mr. Valente, as Chad, channels the spirit of Elvis without impersonating him. He walks that fine line and is confident without being obnoxious, cool yet vulnerable. Ms. Neuman does a great job playing Natalie/Ed, wearing her heart on her sleeve yet acting tough. Mr. Giordano is endearingly gawky as the always overlooked Dennis, and Noah Samotin is earnest and sweet as a young boy in love for the first time. Mr. Corsica, as Natalies father, is especially funny when hes trying to be cool. He had me in hysterics when he tried to swivel his hips like Chad; his character is as flexible as a telephone pole. With 32 people in the cast and 10 people in lead roles, its impossible to name every outstanding performer. But special mention should be made of Ms. Cooper, who, as the fun-squelching mayor, almost steals the show. During her solo, Devil In Disguise, she grabs a guitar and impersonates almost every axe-wielding rock clich ever performed on a stage. I couldnt stop laughing. With Carol Smiths hair design and Dot Auchmoodys costuming (pink cat-eye glasses and pill box hat), Mayor Maltilda looks like a blonde Lucille Ball. Under Dallas Dunnagans deft direction, the cast gets the comedic tone of the show exactly right. And their youthful enthusiasm is contagious. Among the directors nice touches: a clever bus scene where one of the riders reads Twelfth Night as the passenger behind her peers over her shoulder. (Miss Sandra is also seen carrying a copy of Twelfth Night later in the show.) Matt Flynns sets are superb, from the abstract lines of the prison in Jailhouse Rock to the weathered look of the abandoned fairgrounds and the typeface on the sign for the roller coaster. The choreography by Dawn Lebrecht Fornara is as varied and fun as the music itself. Its part Shindig, part Broadway. This production should not be missed. All Shook Up is a lively, exuberant musical that puts a big smile on your face and makes you feel great. Its the perfect way to kick start your summer. a g l a nancySTETSONnstetson@floridaweekly.com Ellen Cooper as Mayor Matilda, the towns self-proclaimed moral compass, with Joe Loiacono as her loyal deputy and Chris Valente as the new-in-town roustabout. All Shook Up by The Naples Players>>When: Through July 29 >>Where: The Sugden Community Theatre, Naples >>Cost: $35, $10 for ages 18 and younger >>Info: 263-7990 or www.naplesplayes.org
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 5-11, 2012 C9 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 co 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 facebook PUZZLE ANSWERS Naples Art Association invites applications for 2012-13 festivalsArtists can apply now to participate in any of five annual festivals hosted by the Naples Art Association. Such festivals are the primary funding source for education programs at The von Liebig Art Center. The application fee for each show is $25. Nov. 24-25: The ninth annual Naples Fall Fine Art and Craft Festival This downtown Thanksgiving weekend festival draws about 110 artists and more than 4,000 area residents and guests. Deadline to apply: Sept. 5 Jan. 5-6, 2013: The 17th annual Downtown Naples New Years Art Fair This event is distinguished by its Fifth Avenue South location and a set-up that gives every artist gets a corner booth. Deadline to apply: Oct. 3 Feb. 23-24, 2013: The 34th annual Naples National Art Festival This show awards $5,000 in prizes. It takes place in Cambier Park and along Eighth Street South. Deadline to apply: November 7 March 2-3, 2013: The fourth annual Mercato Fine Arts Festival The NAAs newest festival showcases works in all media by 110 artists from across the country. Deadline to apply: Dec. 3 March 23-24, 2013: The 25th annual Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts More than 250 artists exhibit in this show that sets up along Fifth Avenue South. Deadline to apply: Jan. 2, 2013Applications for the five festivals are available at www.juriedartservices.com. For more information, call Marianne Megela at 262-6517, ext. 103, or e-mail email@example.com.
St. Johns Shoppe An Upscale rift Monday Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. www.stjohnsshoppe.comSo www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 5-11, 2012 CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your energy levels are rising, and you feel you can handle anything the job requires. Thats great. But dont isolate yourself. Keep your door open to your workplace colleagues. LEO (July 23 August 22) A workplace change could lead to that promotion youve been hoping for. But youll have to face some tough competition before the Lion can claim his or her share of the goodies. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Your rigidity regarding a difficult workplace situation could be the reason your colleagues arent rushing to your assistance. Try being more flexible in your demands. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) That uneasy mood could be your Libran inner voice reminding you that while its great to be with your new friends, you need to take care not to ignore your old ones. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A sudden spate of criticism could shake the Scorpions usually high sense of self-confidence. Best advice: You made a decision you believed in now defend it. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Your reluctance to help restart a stalled relationship could be traced to unresolved doubts about your partners honesty. Rely on a trusted friends advice. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) The capricious Sea Goat is torn between duty and diversion. Best advice: Do both. Tend to your workaday chores, then go out and enjoy your wellearned fun time. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Cutting back on some of your activities for a few days helps restore your energy levels. You should be feeling ready to tackle your many projects early next week. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A co-worker might be secretly carping about your work to mutual colleagues. But associates will come to your defense, and the situation will ultimately work to your advantage. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Aspects favor socializing with family and friends, but an irksome workplace situation could intrude. No use grumbling, Lamb. Just do it, and then get back to the fun times. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Theres still time for you Ferdinands and Fernandas to relax and sniff the roses. But a major work project looms and soon will demand much of your attention through the 23rd. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your enthusiasm persuades even the toughest doubters to listen to what youre proposing. But dont push too hard, or youll push them away. Moderate for best results. BORN THIS WEEK: Your ambition makes you a success at whatever you choose to do especially if its in the world of the performing arts. SEE ANSWERS, C9SEE ANSWERS, C9 PUZZLES HOROSCOPES RECREATION PROCLAMATION By Linda ThistlePlace a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each small 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.Sponsored By: Moderate Challenging ExpertPuzzle Difficulty this week:
The sidewalks stir with local artists, dancers and musicians the 2nd Saturday of every month. Located just north of Vanderbilt Beach Road on U.S. 41Introducing a different take on street performance. WITNESS the unveiling of thought-provoking mural installations by Juan Diaz and Daniel Venditti.Artist exhibition and reception at 6 p.m. in Suite 5130 (next to Sportalm).DISCOVER THE WONDER of hypnotic hoopdancing. BECOME MESMERIZED by the Native American flute. GROOVE to the tunes of the young guitarists. REVEL in the folk vibes of The 45s and Boz n Bon. UNRAVEL THE ENIGMA of duct tape art.Come one. Come all. An Event Not to Be Missed! Pick up your Backstage Pass at the following locations for your chance to win a $500 cash prize:Bio New York | Bobby Chan | BRAVO! Cucina Italiana Coldwater Creek | Gigis Childrens Boutique McCormick & Schmicks | Natural Comfort | Pandora Sportalm | Stage 62 Deli | Sur La Table | YogurbellaNAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 5-11, 2012 C11 Is it worth $10? YesWithin the first 30 seconds of Magic Mike, we see Channing Tatums nicely shaped backside. Its the type of cheap thrill the trailers have been promising for months, and rest assured, theres no shortage of six-pack abs or sexy male stripteases throughout. If youre going for the pretty boys, you will not be disappointed. If this is all you care about, however, youll overlook the earnest story about a guy who wants to put the stripping life behind him and go into business for himself. That guy is Mike, and Tatum plays him in a nicely nuanced performance that shows how far hes grown as an actor. Mikes saving money to open a custom furniture business (and/ or auto detailing he has big plans), but he has trouble securing a loan. This means extra shifts at a construction site and more devotion to his nighttime gig as a stripper. The strip club includes scores of randy women and is run by Dallas (Matthew McConaughey), a big smiler who takes care of himself before anyone else. The other dancers are Ken (Matt Bomer), Tito (Adam Rodriguez), Tarzan (Kevin Nash), Big Dick Richey (Joe Manganiello) and The Kid (Alex Pettyfer), Mikes latest recruit whos learning on the fly. The Kid has a feisty sister, Brooke (Cody Horn), who has little going for herself but nonetheless views the men judgmentally. Stripping aside, what makes the movie work is Tatum getting us to sympathize with Mike, who both loves his life and loathes it. When his repeated attempts to go legit turn out futile, we cant help but feel sorry for him. Its a shame that lost amongst the numerous stripteases is a nice dramatic performance that once again proves Tatums versatility. Consider: This year alone hes gone from action (Haywire) to drama (The Vow) to comedy ( Jump Street) and is perfectly at home in each. And now, in Magic Mike he proves he can combine his pretty looks and acting ability. Much has been made of Tatums personal history as a stripper, but writer Reid Carolins script is only loosely based on Tatums experiences. Steven Soderbergh directs with a steady hand, allowing us to enjoy life with the guys in the beginning then slowly revealing the unpleasantness and dangers as the plot unfolds. The love story is unfortunate and tacked on, and the extended dance sequences do slow the film down, but Soderbergh understands the stripteases are the films selling point and doesnt shortchange what the audience wants. To that end, I give credit to the rest of the cast as well: These men are actors, not dancers, but for the rest of their lives people will refer back to this movie as either a badge of honor or source of embarrassment. All of them, to a man, just go for it. And thats a good thing for all. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper, Rufus Sewell) Abraham Lincoln (Walker), both before and during his presidency, fights and kills vampires in an effort to keep them from taking over the country. As long as youre not dumb enough to take any of this seriously, the 3D, action and effects are nicely done. Theres good trash and bad trash, and this is good trash. Rated R.Safety Not Guaranteed (Aubrey Plaza, Jake M. Johnson, Mark Duplass) A magazine intern (Plaza) befriends a man (Duplass) who places an ad for time travel but just might be completely insane. This is a funny, smart comedy. Plaza (Parks & Recreation) is great in her typically detached way, Johnson gets the biggest laughs in a strong supporting turn, and the ending will take you by surprise. Rated R.Brave (Voices of Kelly Macdonald, Emma Thompson, Billy Connolly) Unhappy with her mothers (Thompson) insistence that she be more girly, teenager Merida (Macdonald) asks a witch to cast a spell to change her mothers mind. Little does Merida know the work it will take to undo the curse. The spirited story has some unexpected twists, but the 3D is nothing special and theres not much for adults. Rated PG. CAPSULES LATEST FILMSMagic Mike J i p a s R danHUDAKwww.hudakonhollywood.com >> Channing Tatum told me in an interview that while Matthew McConaughey was shooting his striptease, the extras got so rowdy they ripped off his g-string.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 5-11, 2012 C17 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-10pmSUMMER WINE PROMOTIONHalf off bottles of wine up to $175 throughout the restaurant.Experience award winning, romantic dining at Southwest Floridas most elegant restaurant.* Includes a bottle of wine valued up to $50. Plus tax and gratuity. Expires July 31, 2012. Pucci & CatanaLuxury Pet Boutique DESIGNERS Open 7 days a week/10am-10pm Shop Online www.pucciandcatana.com SHOP ONLINE Use Code: CAT10SHOP ONLINE pucciandcatana.com THIS WEEK ON WGCUTV THURSDAY, JULY 5, 8 P.M. Antiques Roadshow Atlantic City Hour 3 A fanciful 1900 folk art sculpture; a 1934 New York Yankees team-signed baseball; and an early 20th-century painting by George Bellows. FRIDAY, JULY 6, 9 P.M. A Century in the Sun: Henry Flagler and the Making of Modern Florida The story of how Standard Oil magnate Henry Flagler came to Florida in the late 1800s, built a railroad and hotel empire on the last American frontier and launched a population boom that lasted 100 years. SATURDAY, JULY 7, 9 P.M. As Time Goes By Jean and Lionel try to rekindle their flame after a 38-year separation. SUNDAY, JULY 8, 9 P.M. Masterpiece Mystery! Inspector Lewis: The Soul of Genius When the body of an obsessive Oxford English professor is discovered ritually buried, Lewis and Hathaway are set upon a seemingly impossible quest to uncover the truth. James Fleet and Celia Imrie guest star. MONDAY, JULY 9, 8 P.M. Antiques Roadshow Vintage Atlanta Find out what the future held for some of the treasures Roadshow corralled in Atlanta more than a decade ago. TUESDAY, JULY 10, 8 P.M. Michael Woods Story of England The Seeds of Reform Part 3 Learn about Kibworth during the Hundred Years War, the Protestant Reformation and the English Civil War. WEDNESDAY, JULY 11 8 P.M., Nature Bears of the Last Frontier City of Bears Part 1 Track bears as they feast on the riches of summer and re-establish the hierarchal social dynamics of bear society. 9 P.M., NOVA Fabric of the Cosmos What is Space? Part 1 Space is a dynamic fabric that can stretch, twist, warp and ripple under the influence of gravity. Get Your Veuve On!Naples Best Champagne Happy Hour Every Friday, 5 pm until Midnight. Enjoy specially priced delectable fare and libations. $5 Veuve Flutes $5 Select Cocktails and Wine $5 Select Appetizers 475 Seagate Drive, Naples, FL 34103 | (Bar) 239.594.6000 | waldorfastorianaples.com FEATURING: Prices subject to change without notice. Got Download?The iPad AppIts FREE! Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.comSearch Florida Weekly in the iTunes App Store today.iPad is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. All rights reserved. Its Local. Its Entertaining. Its Mobile.
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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 7/3/12$10.00OFFa Purchase of $50Expires 7/3/12FW FW INDOOR MARKETSaturdays 8am-1pm2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road Unit 124/126 (near Pei Wei)(NW Corner of Airport Pulling & Vanderbilt Beach Road Behind CVS) Personal Care Products Handmade & Natural Jewelry Pet Friendly Products & moreJune 2nd-September 29th FromthosewackoswhobroughtyouAssistedLiving:TheMusicalDeliciousdinner! Hilariousshow!EveryThursday(prettymuch)Dinnerfrom5:30 Showtofollow4221TamiamiTrailEast atLakewoodBlvdandtheEastTrailForreservations 239-793-2644o 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 N 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! The Great American Tea Co. of New York City used this veggie trade card in the 1860s. The man in a top hat has the body of a peach, and the caption says A swell peach. In the slang of the day, the word swell meant a rich society man. Value, about $40. autograph, the prices of refreshments and a lot of interesting ads. What is it worth? A: Reproductions of your scorecard have been made, so the first thing to do is to make sure its an original. If its an original, you can try selling it online or to a dealer who sells sports memorabilia. Expect to get about $35-$45 for it. The Philadelphia Athletics, an American League team founded in 1901, became the Kansas City Athletics in 1955 then moved to California in 1968 and became the Oakland Athletics. Q: I have two small rubber toy motorcycles that belonged to a cousin who was born about 1930. One is red with green wheels; the other is green with red wheels. Both have Auburn printed on the rear wheel and a rider who appears to be a policeman. What can you tell me about them? A: The Auburn Rubber Co. was founded in Auburn, Ind., in 1913. It started out as the Double Fabric Tire Corp., a manufacturer of tires. In the 1920s the company was reorganized and the name changed to the Auburn Rubber Co. Auburn began making rubber toy soldiers in 1935 and eventually became a major producer of rubber toys. Toy soldiers, cars, trucks, airplanes, boats, tractors, building blocks and many other rubber toys were made. The faces and details on the toys were hand painted. The toys were inexpensive and sold in dime stores. Sears, Roebuck catalogs sold a line of Auburn rubber toys under the brand name Happy Time. Toy rubber motorcycles were made in several colors in the 1940s and s. Auburn began making vinyl toys in 1954. The company was sold in 1960 and went bankrupt in 1969. Rubber toys can warp or become dry and brittle if they are not stored properly. They should be kept where it is cool. Value of your toy motorcycle, about $25 to $35. Tip: A mirror made from an antique picture frame is worth about half as much as a period mirror in a period frame. 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.NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 5-11, 2012 C19 Got Download?The iPad AppIts FREE! Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.comSearch Florida Weekly in the iTunes App Store today.iPad is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. All rights reserved. Its Local. Its Entertaining. Its Mobile.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC20 WEEK OF JULY 5-11, 2012 Coleman Eye Care239-597-2792 www.colemaneyecare.com 10661 Airport Pulling Rd., Suite 12, Naples 34109 (Located in the Greentree Professional Center) Complete Eye Care Cataract and Eyelid Surgery Monthly Botox Specials Austin Wm. Coleman, D.O.Board Certi ed Ophthalmologist Allergan Brilliant Distinctions Physician Why trust your eyes, your eyelids, and your vision to anyone else. Friday, July 6th 9am-12pm Botox $10/unit WWW.AZARGALLERIES.COM Fine Rugs Azar GalleryEXPERT RUG CLEANING FOR OVER 20 YEARS! 25% OFF CLEANING SERVICES With this Ad. Expires 7/31 call about free pick up and delivery services. Visit our Bonita Showroom in the month of July to take advantage of our Walk All Over Us Sale!!See our ad on pages c14 & c15 for more details. CALL FOR PRICING NAPLES: 239-435-1883 BONITA: 239-495-1255 ESTERO: 239-948-0061 SAVE THE DATEIts never too early to mark your calendar for galas and fundraisers not to miss in the coming social season. Nor is it too soon to list your nonprofit organizations event in Florida Weekly. Send Save the Date details to editor Cindy Pierce at email@example.com. Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind man to climb to the top of Mount Everest and the only one to reach the top of all Seven Summits, will speak at Youth Havens third annual Home Hope Healing luncheon Wednesday, Jan. 30, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. Event co-chairs are Kim Collins and April Garrett. A former middle school teacher and wrestling coach, Mr. Weihenmayer is one of the most celebrated adventurers in the world. Despite losing his vision at the age of 13, he has become an accomplished mountain climber, paraglider and skier, redefining what it means to be blind and opening the eyes and minds of people around the world. Tickets are $250 per person or $1,500 for patrons, who get two seats at the luncheon as well as invitations to a VIP reception beforehand. Sponsorships also are available. For more information, contact Carol Shaw at Youth Haven by calling 687-5155 or visiting carol.shaw@ youthhaven.net. For more information about Youth Haven, visit www.youthhaven.net. The 2012 Every Life Is Beautiful dinner to benefit Sunlight Home, a residential shelter for pregnant women and teens, is set for Friday, Nov. 9, at Club Pelican Bay. Billy Dean & Dawn will entertain, and the keynote address, Adoption: A Loving Alternative, will be presented by Brittany Mahler of the Tampa-based Bethany Christian Services. Tickets are $75 per person. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact Linda Hale at Sunlight Home by calling 352-0251 or e-mailing Linda_Lee_Hale@yahoo.com. For information about Sunlight Home, visit www.sunlighthome.org. Literacy Volunteers of Collier County stage the annual Dancing with the Stars for Literacy at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club. Notable Neapolitans are paired with professional dancers from the Naples Academy of Performing Arts to dance two-minute routines. As well as being judged on their dancing ability, performers also compete for a prize awarded to the dancer who raises the most money for LVCC. Tickets are $175 per person. Advertising sponsorships, table sponsors and a silent auction produce additional funds for LVCC. The organization is dedicated to teaching non-English speaking adults and their families to read, write and speak English in small classes, one-toone sessions and outreach programs. For information about becoming a volunteer tutor or to purchase tickets for Dancing with the Stars for Literacy, call 262-4448 or visit www.collierliteracy.org. Dates with some of the best men in town go up on the block for Some Enchanted Evening, a bachelor auc-
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NO OTHER OFFERS APPLY COUPON MAY BE USED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE EXP. 12/14/11 $5 OFF PIRATECRUISE FW-12 EXP. 07-31-12 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 5-11, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C21 SAVE THE DATEtion to benefit Cancer of Alliance of Naples, at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at the Hilton Naples. Jason Resmiti from TVs The Bachelore tte is the evenings special guest. Tickets are $125 per person or $800 for a table of eight. For reservations or more information, call 643-4673 or visit www.cancerallianceofnaples.org. The second annual Love That Dress! for PACE Center for Girls-Collier at Immokalee takes place Wednesday, Aug. 29, at the Waldorf Astoria Naples. VIP admission and shopping from 4-6 p.m. is $150; general admission from 6-9 p.m. is $25. Backstage Pass, a sneak peek fashion show to give fashionistas an idea whats in store in new and gently used dresses and handbags for the big sale, is set for Thursday, Aug. 16, at Waterside Shops. Tickets are $75. Tickets for the above two events go on sale online Wednesday, Aug. 1, at www.pacecenter.org/love-that-dresscollier. Several dress collection parties are planned in the weeks ahead, giving donors a chance to meet and mingle as they offer up fashions for the cause. If you cant get to a dress collection party, two drop-off locations in Naples will welcome your contribution: Pristine Fine Dry Cleaners, 506 Ninth Ave. N., and the management office at Waterside Shops. For more information about donating a dress, volunteering to help with a collection party or Love That Dress! sponsorship opportunities, call event chair Nannette Staropoli at 676-9756 or e-mail lovethatdresscollier@gmail. com. Humane Society Naples holds its popular Strut Your Mutt costume parade and contest for best-dressed pets (and owners) on Saturday, Oct. 20, at Germain BMW. Its a great event for vendors of pet products of all kinds as well. The societys 14th annual Tea & Fashion Show moves to The RitzCarlton Beach Resort this year on Thursday afternoon, Dec. 6. Visit www.humanesocietynaples. com for information about tickets and sponsorship opportunities as the dates draw closer. The Collier County NAACPs 30th annual Freedom Fund Banquet is set for 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Hilton Naples. Tickets are $100 per person. For reservations or for information about sponsorships or advertising in the banquet program, call 455-2886, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.naacpcolliercounty.com. Naples Botanical Garden and Marissa Collections welcome Michael Kors as the featured designer for the ninth annual Hats in the Garden luncheon Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Garden. Mr. Kors will present a runway show of his Spring 2013 readyto-wear collection. Marissa Collections will host a Michael Kors Spring 2013 trunk show at the Third Avenue South boutique Nov. 15-17 in conjunction with the fashion designers visit to Naples. Patron tables for Hats in the Garden are $10,000 and are available now; a limited number of single tickets for $500 are also available. For more information, call the Garden at 643-7275 or visit www.naplesgarden.org. The 2013 Mending Broken Hearts with Hope luncheon to benefit the Shelter for Abused Women & Children is set for Friday, Feb. 22, at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. Guest speaker Dr. Susan Weitzman is the founder and president of The Weitzman Center, a nonprofit educational and resource center dedicated to helping survivors of upscale violence, increasing public awareness and educating professionals who respond to these survivors. She has written a book, Not to People Like Us: Hidden Abuse in Upscale Marriages, and is working on a documentary about the subject. The luncheon will also feature a silent auction and the Designer Boutique (Feb. 22-23). Tickets are $350 per person, $1,500 for patrons. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, call 775-3862, ext. 261, or e-mail cdalessandro@ naplesshelter.org. The third annual Naples International Film Festival is set for Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 1-4. The red carpet opening night gala and screening take place at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts, while features, documentaries and film shorts of all genres will be screened at Silverspot Cinema at Mercato Nov. 2-4. Check www.naplesfilmfest.com for details as the date draws near, or call 775-3456. VANESSA ROGERS / COURTESY PHOTO Eleanor Chabraja at the 2011 Hats in the Garden
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 5-11, 2012 SOCIETY Aboard the Naples Princess with the Make-A-Wish FoundationWe 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 Capt. Charles Jackson with Angel Sanchez 2 Bill Barnett with Ricardo Vazquez, Anthony and Jennifer Garay, Marla Saaverda, Angie Garay and, at front, Emma and Daurlin Garay 3 Lynette Shiver, left, with Stephen, Amanda and Amber Shiver and Tom Falciglia 4. Linda and Bob Harden, left, with the Sanchez family: Eric, Anthony and Edwin, back row, and Angel and Gloria, front 5. Make-A-Wish kids and siblings are amazed by Keith Raygors magic tricks 6. Sandra Buxton and Itzel Chavez 1 1A dress collection party at Noodles for PACE Centers Love That Dress!COURTESY PHOTOS SUE HUFF / COURTESY PHOTOS 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 6 6Ruby Detzel, center, with Mike Hoffman and Amy Sedlacek Yvonne Bourk, Leigh Anne Leggatt, Seth and Bella Berman, Nannette Staropoli Michelle Jones, Mindy DiPetro, Nannette Staropoli, Yvonne Bourk and Nancy White Norm Gallivan, Leigh Anne Leggatt, Amy Iliescu, Yvonne Bourk, Mandy Goins, Gayle Nelson, Nancy White, Anthony Harding and Brian Lessman
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 5-11, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 SOCIETY Opening festivities at BOND restaurant and loungeWe 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 Jennifer Eisenberg, Brittany Schneider, Kristine Olson and Desiree Decker 2 The BOND bartenders 3 Omar and Adrianna Baker, Tasha and Corey Small 4. Jonathan Christopher, Adriano Pucci and Tony Fega 5. Brittney Schneider and Desiree Decker 6. Jonathan Christopher and Joe-Jo Jennings 7. Cori Higgins and Mary Ann Braun 8. Ken Fish and Christy Sanford 9. Larry Genta and Barry Higgins 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 7 8 8 9 9CORI HIGGINS / FLORIDA WEEKLY Christina Androff
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41 Bonita SpringsNaplesImmokalee RoadOld U.S. 41Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Blvd. Davis BlvdAirport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Rattlesnake Hammock Road Vanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Park Shore Dr.Goodlette Frank RoadLivingston Road 5th Ave. Florida Weeklys Restaurant Guide1 BAY HOUSE RESTAURANT799 Walkerbilt Road Naples, FL 34110 239.591.3937 www.bayhousenaples.com2 BUCCA DI BEPPO8860 Tamiami Trail N. Naples, FL 34108 239.596.6622 www.buccadibeppo.com3 AGAVE SOUTHWESTERN GRILL2380 Vanderbilt Beach Road Naples, FL 34109 239.598.3473 www.agavenaples.com4 CALISTOGA BAKERY & CAF7941 Airport Pulling Road Naples, FL 34109 239.596.8840 Or 1860 Tamiami Trail N Naples, FL 34102 239.352.8642 www.calistogacafe.com5 SHULAS STEAK HOUSEAt the Hilton Naples & Towers 5111 Tamiami Trail North Naples, FL 34103 239.430.4999 www.donshula.com6 NOODLES ITALIAN CAF & SUSHI BAR1585 Pine Ridge Road Naples, FL 34109 239.592.0050 www.noodlecafe.com7 ROSEDALE PIZZA1427 Pine Ridge Road Naples, FL 34109 239.325.9653 www.rosedalepizza.com8 TAVERN ON THE BAY489 Bayfront Place Naples, FL 239.530.2225 www.tavernonthebay.net9 VERGINAS700 5th Avenue South Naples, FL 34102 239.659.7008 www.verginarestaurant.com10 RIVERWALK AT TIN CITY1200 5th Ave South Naples, FL 239.263.2734 www.riverwalktincity.com11 THE DOCK801 12th Ave South Naples, FL 239.263.2734 www.dockcraytoncove.com12 JASONS DELI2700 Immokalee Road Naples, FL 239.593.9499 www.jasonsdeli.com13 SAM SNEADS OAK GRILL & TAVERN8004 Lely Resort Blvd. Naples, FL 239.793.6623 www.samsneadslely.com 8 5 9 11 10 6 2 4 7 3 1 13 12
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If you live and breathe the game of golf, youre bound to hunger for more than a few birdies. 8004 Lely Resort Blvd. Naples, FL 34113 239-793-6623www.samsneadslely.com For information on Lely Resort Golf & Country Club Summer Golf Specials Call 239-793-2600 OAK GRILL & TAVERN AT LELY RESORT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC26 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 5-11, 2012 Its Local. Its Entertaining. Its Mobile. Got Download?Its FREE! Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.comThe iPad AppSearch Florida Weekly in the iTunes App Store today.iPad is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. All rights reserved. PAST REPASTSHere are some capsule summaries of previous restaurant reviews:Bokampers Sports Bar & Grill, 8990 Fontana Del Sol Way; 431-7611 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. Bos signature chicken wings were excellent, 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 2010Caf Normandie, 3756 Tamiami Trail N.; 261-0977 This low-key outpost along U.S. 41 manages to provide delightful French fare and a casual, laid-back hospitality, compliments of owner Benoit Legris. The wine list is brief but well chosen, a snapshot of wines that please the owner. You cant go wrong with mussels in Normandie cream sauce or the well-executed escargots de Bourgogne. Roasted duck with spicy peach sauce was a glorious variation on duck lorange, and the shrimp and sea scallops au gratin were simple yet elegant. Dinner concluded with a classic raspberry tart and whisper-thin crepe Suzette. The service, Old World atmosphere and moderate prices all enhanced a wonderful meal. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed December 2010Margaritas Mexican Restaurant, 8971 U.S. 41, Naples; 431-6206 Margaritas is an offshoot of a Mexican restaurant by the same name thats been on Marco Island since 2005. Succulent hand-pulled meats and fresh seafood are tucked into tender tortillas, served with brightly flavored housemade salsas and sauces. Bracing margaritas in fruit flavors such as watermelon and pomegranate are served on the rocks or frozen, headlining a tequilaheavy cocktail list that goes on for days. The rustic charro beans, whole pintos laced with oregano and chunks of pork, are a revelation and theyre just a side dish. The taco trio miniature corn tortillas overflowing with shredded beef, chicken and pork is a good way to start, as is the ridiculously sumptuous queso fundido, a fondue of warm, silky white cheese garnished with diced scallions, jalapenos and chorizo that may send your eyes rolling back in your head. Available with three stuffings, the tamales are exemplary. A seafoodpacked Cancun burrito was big enough for two, and its ingredients all perfectly cooked. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere:Reviewed December 2011Coconut Jacks Waterfront Grille, 5370 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs; 676-7777 A lovely water view paired with good food is a rarity around here, but one that Coconut Jacks manages to deliver. The vastly remodeled Vincenzos on the Bay has a Caribbean atmosphere and menu to match. Chef Jon Venuto gives calamari a fresh taste by pairing it with a light and refreshing lemon-garlic-banana pepper sauce. Hot voodoo wings were perfectly cooked and crisp with a tongue-tingling sauce. Either dish would be enough to share. Both the (grilled) scallop basket with fries, cole slaw and citrus remoulade, and the mambo mahi tacos with cilantro salsa and Key lime aioli were terrific. The meal ended with a fittingly tropical dessert of coconut sorbet with strawberry-mango salsa, served in a coconut shell. Service was friendly and attentive throughout the meal. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed April 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 without sacrificing flavor nothing contains more than 475 calories. Consider the globe-spanning wine list, which includes more than 100 selections (52 or more by the glass). And the casual but plush atmosphere feels organic, with earthy colors, polished woods and stacked stone. Start with one of the flatbreads, cracker-thin pizzas carpeted with precisely arranged toppings and baked in a super-hot brick oven. The menu achieves a good balance of seafood and meats. An artichoke-stuffed shrimp dish was succulent and redolent of sage, while wood-grilled T-bone lamb chops were perfectly cooked and remarkably tender. Save room for dessert without guilt: Seasons 52s Mini Indulgences are tiny treats red velvet cake, pumpkin mousse and much more served in shot glasses. Theyre the perfect way to end a meal without going over the edge. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed November 2011 Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor
www.VerginaRestaurant.com NEWS @ VERGINAChange is the engine of progressThe Star of Fifth Avenue is arising at new horizon! A New Chef, expert in seafood and connoisseur of Italian and French Cuisine, is expanding Verginas food selection. Made With Passion for Lasting Impressions. Recently Chef Michael Colter took over Vergina's Kitchen. As a seafood expert Chef Colter will be presenting Gourmet Dishes in a fine Mediterranean style. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 5-11, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 Few people besides law school deans would argue that the world needs more lawyers. Statistically, twice as many people pass the bar every year as there are job openings in the field, according to research reported in the New York Times. No such surplus exists when it comes to chefs who cook healthy, organic food bursting with flavor as well as nutritional value. Yet, Southwest Florida foodies almost lost one of those precious few to the legal world. I almost went into law, confesses Brooke Wagenheim, the culinary magician who conjures gluten-free faerie cakes, vegan pizza and wild salmon tacos at Chef Brookes Natural Caf in Fort Myers. If I was not a chef, I would definitely be a lawyer. High heels and I do not get along, though. I am certain I made the right choice. Fans of her food are, too. Although she studied business at the University of Central Florida, Ms. Wagenheims heart was always in the kitchen. Early jobs in health-food stores inspired her zeal for natural ingredients, international flavors and nutritional sustenance. Working at country clubs and restaurants from Minnesota to Tokyo gave her experience in running a restaurant. After six years at Adas Natural Foods in Fort Myers, she struck out on her own with her Boy Scout Drive restaurant. Since then, Ms. Wagenheim, 40, has endeared herself to her regulars by showering them with personal attention and nutritional savvy. She applied the same level of care to answering a handful of random questions for Florida Weekly. Was there someone in your life who inspired you to cook? I have always had a passion for food, and I think Chef Julio, who ran the healthfood store caf where I worked while I was in college, really saw that in me and boosted my confidence that I was really onto something. My mom is my biggest inspiration and knows me better than I know myself. What do you think are the most important qualities in a chef? Creativity and passion come to mind, as does good business sense. I think you are born with it. Did you have any odd jobs, food or non-food related, before you got to where you are? Making nori rolls early in the morning and then biking them to the health-food stores in Boulder, Colo. In Minneapolis, I was a personal chef for 12 Jesuit Catholic priests one was a vegetarian. I once made a vegan chili for them and whispered into the ear of the veggie priest that he could eat it. All of the others loved it and were happily eating when one of them noticed the vegetarian priest was eating it, too. Then there was hell to pay. One of them yelled at me because I did not put meat in it. Why do you think your restaurant has been successful? Because the most important thing to me is making delicious food, and I have mile-high standards. How has your menu evolved since you opened? Are you influenced by food or dining trends at all? My menu is the same as it was when I opened, but the specials board has gotten much bigger. Food and dining trends do not influence me, except that many people want healthier fare and I offer it to them. I have the biggest cookbook collection of anyone I know, and I love to look at the pictures and read the recipes, but I usually go about it with my own devices. Have you seen more people looking for vegan or gluten-free options since you first opened? I have new customers every single day. Most of them are interested in the food being either healthy, vegan or gluten free. I think many of the vegan and gluten-free folks know I am here. I label all the food items and baked goods that are vegan and gluten free. The first vegetarian cookbook I ever tried out was the classic Moosewood Cookbook, and a lot of the recipes had tons of onions, cheese and wheat germ. How has healthy cooking improved since the 0s when Mollie Katzens book came out? She is still one of my favorite cookbook authors, although I do not use cookbook recipes. I concentrate on fresh organic vegetables, nuts, seeds, herbs and spices. I dabble in multicultural condiments and I love onions! What does the local restaurant scene need the most? I would love to see amazing, earth-shattering Indian food. Are you using social media to market the business, or do you use that mostly for personal stuff? I post the specials on my Facebook page. Sometimes I wish I had a full-time assistant in the office. Chef Gabrielle Hamiltons memoir Blood, Bones & Butter won a James Beard Award this year and was a bestseller. Do you ever read other chefs books or food blogs? I have every one of Nigella Lawsons and Anthony Bourdains books. I love the original Nigella Bites episodes. She is so passionate and so quirky! Tony has my dream job, and I happen to be in love with him (ha-ha, not really). My favorite food blog is veganscraps.wordpress.com. This girl has traveled all over the world eating vegan dishes. What do you wish Americans would eat more of? Beets. They are so rustic and earthy, and when prepared properly, delicious and healthy. Do you have any guilty food pleasures? Excellent Italian food and top-shelf martinis. Where do you like to eat out when you get the chance? Yabo, hands down. What do you like to do when youre not thinking about food, talking about food or making food? What do you do to relax? I garden, read, watch TV and hang out with my friends at the bookstore. I also make candles and essential oil blends. Any hidden talents? My writing ability is well known, as I have had numerous newspaper columns, but I also write poetry and sing. Is there a TV chef that you most relate to? I really want to say Gordon Ramsay, as I completely understand him, but I think I will play it safe with my favorite, the witty and whimsical Nigella Lawson. You work such long hours at the restaurant and teach classes on top of that, yet you still seem to have the energy to give your customers a lot of sincere, cheerful personal attention. Whats your secret? Its a secret! Though I will divulge that I partake in a lot of wheatgrass. Chef Brookes is all about healthy choices. CUISINEChef Brooke just doing what comes naturally d a o t e drewSTERWALDpgnews@floridaweekly.com Brooke Wagenheim is the chef-proprietor of Chef Brookes Natural Caf in Fort Myers. Tempeh tacos with pineapple-avocado relish are paired with kidney beans.DREW STERWALD / FLORIDA WEEKLY
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