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At the time, he was making about $400 a week waiting tables and listening to a colleague offer departing patrons this exceptional advice, frequently the mantra for millionaires like me, especially actors and athletes: Drive fast, take chances. It was a Bank of America check, written on his personal account. This is the bank that earned $4.4 billion in profits a couple of years ago after receiving a $1 trillion hand up from the Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve, along with a $1.9 billion tax refund from the IRS one of the worlds greatest welfare recipients. BOA has donated 63 percent of its political gifts to Republicans, according to shopyourpolitics.com. For a second or two as I gazed in stunned silence at the numbers, I understood. (TO: Roger Williams, $1,000,000. MEMO: Happy Fathers Day. SIGNED: Evan Williams.) I dont remember what I understood, but I know I did. It felt like a stiff drink, a 10-mile run and sex all at the same moment. That remarkable feeling must be something Mitt Romney feels every day, and President Barack Obama feels every other day. No wonder they look better and more fit than most of us: Theyre richer, and they glow like it. Let me compare them to God, and to each other. Mitt ($200 to $250 million) is richer than the Bama ($2.8 to $11.8 million), according to the non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics. So if looks are decided by wealth and theres no reason to suspect they arent Mitt is better looking. Personally, Mitt is also richer than God (and thus better looking?). But he wont release his tax returns to prove it because he doesnt want to embarrass the Lord Our Savior and show us just how much richer. Its modesty on Mitts part, Im convinced. Although come to think of it, the Lord was never really very rich at all. I dont guess He had a denarius (the Roman coin) to his name, and He sure as hell couldnt rub two denarii together. No, He was as poor as dirt and so were his pals, which is not the case with Mitt and his pals. Personal wealth is one thing, but how do they stack up politically? In terms of the 2012 race for the White House, once again Mitt is richer than both the incumbent and God, who seems to have played a fairly prominent role in every presidential race since the first. Candidates invoke His name at least as frequently as they pass their hats to individual, corporate or super PAC money trees. Thats new to the 21st century. In fact, this is the first time in history a challenger has been in the position to outspend a sitting president seeking another term on the dollar-sucking ride to The White House. Romney has now booted the King of Fundraising right off the Hill of Big Money. It was Barack Obama, after all, who spent $730 million beating John McCain four years ago in the first election that cracked the magic billion mark, with expenses for the two campaigns running up to almost $1.4 billion. And now where are we? Were in a contest unlike any other, historically. Not just because theres more money, either. There has always been more money. Andrew Jackson may have spent as much as $1 million winning the 1828 presidential race, and Abe Lincoln spent roughly $2.8 million in todays dollars winning the 1864 contest. Two now-obscure candidates, McKinley and Bryan, set an 1896 record of about $200 million that stood until the 1964 Johnson-versus-Goldwater race, in which their campaigns together shoveled out about $300 million. To see more, you can visit a tidy little chart here: www. motherjones.com/mojo/2012/02/historicprice-cost-presidential-elections But the contest in which all of us who vote now participate is not really about money, even though its certain to become the most costly in history. Instead its about Americans and how we think. It may also be about where we think in the bathroom? In the middle of the night? In front of a television? At the beach? Or do we do our thinking now in short, swift reflections on Facebook, Twitter or the other social media? The commonly accepted wisdom is that a candidate can definitely buy his or her way into an office especially the office of the presidency. The more you demean your opponent on television, on the computer, on the radio, or in print, the better chance you have of winning. Money is not just power in this analysis, money is trash. He who trashes most, wins the trash heap. Its a cynical view, its widely embraced, and its dead wrong, in my opinion. Thats because I remain an inveterate, unrepentant optimist about Americans. I think we can think for ourselves, no matter how much advertising rolls our way. While candidates and campaigns spend more and find new ways to reach us, we the people are not static. We find new ways to filter the wheat from the chaff, or the bing from the bling. We are more capable than ever, I believe, of stepping back of taking a long cool look at the parties, the ideologies and the men or women representing them, and of calmly judging what we want our country to be, for ourselves. Arent we? This election, the election of 2012 with its money and its new agile techno-campaigners, is the litmus test for that theory, big bucks and all. COMMENTARYThe big bucks s s M E u s s rogerWILLIAMSrwilliams@floridaweekly.com
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 19-25, 2012 richLOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly OPINIONThe Great Drone Panic amyGOODMANSpecial to Florida Weekly The Great Drone Panic of 2012 is upon us. Congress recently instructed the Federal Aviation Administration to open up the skies to more domestic use of the pilotless aircraft by private citizens and law enforcement. This, were told in the urgent tones of Paul Revere on his famous ride, is the first step toward a dystopian surveillance state overseen by a ubiquitous drone air force. Nothing will be hidden from the watchful eye of the drones. The influential conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer wants drones banned domestically and thinks the first American to shoot one down will be declared a national hero. Sen. Rand Paul considers them a clear-and-present danger to American freedom and is offering legislation to require a warrant every time one takes flight, except to patrol the border or in extraordinary circumstances. The drone is to our liberty what the wolf is to sheep, a natural enemy. It is understandable that drones dont have a warm-and-fuzzy image. Overseas, the drone attack has become the signature tactic in the war against terror. Spectacularly precise strikes take out people who had no idea it was coming, in notably antiseptic (for the operator of the drone, at least) acts of warfare. And this is the first objection to the use of drones domestically: They are weapons of war! About to be deployed here at home! Not exactly. We dont kill people with drones; we kill them with Hellfire missiles. The drone is just the platform. By this standard, we would have no police helicopters because helicopters are weapons of war. As for police drones randomly watching us as we innocently go about our business, this is not a novel phenomenon. Police do it all the time. It is called a patrol. They do it utilizing all manner of technology on foot, on horseback, on bikes, in cars and even on Segway scooters. So long as they are looking at us in public areas where we have no reasonable expectation of privacy, our liberty survives intact. Drones are coming no matter what. They will be too inexpensive and too useful to ignore. FedEx and UPS are interested in using drones to fly cargo. Farmers have used drones to monitor their crops. The market for drones, now almost $6 billion, is expected to double in the next 10 years, according to The New York Times. As drones proliferate for commercial and other private uses, it is foolish to expect law enforcement to forgo them. Already, the Border Patrol uses drones along the border. One day we will marvel that there was a time when a police drone wasnt first on the scene of a shooting. Or a time when we had high-speed car chases, endangering everyone else on the road, instead of a drone following the suspect from the air. Ultimately, it is not the technology that matters, but the use to which it is put. A can of pepper spray is technologically unsophisticated. Yet it can be an instrument of cruelty if wielded arbitrarily by a cop. The drone is potentially a powerful tool. Vigilance is advisable; panic is silly. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.The pain in Spain falls mainly on the plain (folk)As Spains prime minister announced deep austerity cuts Wednesday in order to secure funds from the European Union to bail out Spains failing banks, the people of Spain have taken to the streets once again for what they call Real Democracy Now. This comes a week after the government announced it was launching a criminal investigation into the former CEO of Spains fourthlargest bank, Bankia. Rodrigo Rato is no small fish: Before running Bankia he was head of the International Monetary Fund. What the U.S. media dont tell you is that this official government investigation was initiated by grass-roots action. The Occupy movement in Spain is called M-15, for the day it began, May 15, 2011. I met with one of the key organizers in Madrid last week on the day the Rato investigation was announced. He smiled, and said, Something is starting to happen. The organizer, Stephane Grueso, is an activist filmmaker who is making a documentary about the May 15 movement. He is a talented professional, but, like 25 percent of the Spanish population, he is unemployed: We didnt like what we were seeing, where we were going. We felt we were losing our democracy, we were losing our country, we were losing our way of life. ... We had one slogan: Democracia real YA! we want a real democracy, now! Fifty people stayed overnight in Puerta del Sol, this public square. And then the police tried to take us out, and so we came back. And then this thing began to multiply in other cities in Spain. In three, four days time, we were like tens of thousands of people in dozens of cities in Spain, camped in the middle of the city a little bit like we saw in Tahrir in Egypt. The occupation of Puerta del Sol and other plazas around Spain continued, but, as with Occupy Wall Street encampments around the U.S., they were eventually broken up. The organizing continued, though, with issueoriented working groups and neighborhood assemblies. One M-15 working group decided to sue Rodrigo Rato, and recruited pro bono lawyers and identified more than 50 plaintiffs, people who felt theyd been personally defrauded by Bankia. While the lawyers were volunteers, a massive lawsuit costs money, so this movement, driven by social media, turned to crowd funding, to the masses of supporters in their movement for small donations. In less than a day, they raised more than $25,000. The lawsuit was filed in June of this year. Olmo Galvez is another M-15 organizer I met with in Madrid. A young businessman with experience around the world, Galvez was profiled in Time magazine when they chose The Protester as the Person of the Year. Ratos alleged fraud at Bankia involved the sale of Bankia preferred stock to regular account holders, so-called retail investors, since sophisticated investors were not buying it. Galvez explained: They were selling it to people some of them couldnt read, many were elderly. That was a big scandal that wasnt in the media. Some who invested in Bankias scheme had to sign the contract with a fingerprint because they couldnt write, let alone understand, what they were sinking their savings into. This week, thousands of coal miners marched to Madrid, some walking 240 miles from Asturias, on Spains northern coast. When the miners arrived Tuesday night, according to the online publication ElDiario.es, they chanted somos el 99 percent (we are the 99 percent) and were greeted like heroes. Wednesday morning, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, of the right-wing Partido Popular, made his latest pronouncement on austerity measures: an increase in the sales tax, cuts to the public-sector payroll, and shortening the period of unemployment support to six months. As Rajoy was making his announcement in parliament, the miners were in the streets, joined by thousands of regular citizens, all demanding that government cuts be halted. The marchers were met by riot police, who fired rubbercoated steel balls and tear gas at them. Some protesters returned with volleys of firecrackers and other projectiles, and, in the ensuing melee, at least 76 were injured and eight arrested. Stephane Grueso sums up the movement: We are not a party. We are not a union. We are not an association. We are people. We want to expel corruption from public life ... now, today, maybe it is starting to happen. 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. 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Husband-and-wife Ingrid and Fabrizio Aielli are partners in two restaurants in Naples historic Third Street South district. Hes largely behind the scenes in the kitchens of Sea Salt and Barbatella, while she greets and watches over guests in the dining room. I was fortunate to hear their story from Ingrid herself one evening. She grew up with her parents and brother in socialist Czechoslovakia and studied civil engineering. He grew up in Venice, Italy, the son of a career military officer who believed that cooking was a womans work. Ingrid told me that when Fabrizio persisted in pursuing a career based on his love of food and cooking, he initially was extricated from the family (they have since reunited, she happily reported).He was working as a chef in Venice when the two met at a mutual friends wedding. They said their own vows just three months later. It was a couple of years later that restaurateur friend who also owned the venerable Galileo in Washington, D.C., persuaded them to emigrate to the nations capital. Fabrizio became a chef and Ingrid a hostess at Galileo.In a few short years, the Aiellis had opened their own restaurant, Goldoni, expanded and renamed it Osteria Goldoni and then, in 1999, launched the even more ambitious Teatro Goldoni. Together, they had become stars of the metropolitan Washington restaurant scene. They would probably still be there today, had a friend not invited them to take a brief vacation in Naples. That trip led to more visits, and also to an invitation in 2005 for Fabrizio to be a guest chef at the Naples Winter Wine Festival. The Aiellis fell in love with the Paradise Coast its climate, its people, its possibilities and in the fall of 2007, they sold out of D.C. and moved here full time, with plans to open something new and different. That new and something different was Sea Salt. Barbatella followed just last year. Ingrid and Fabrizio are proud of their two eateries, but even more so, they are proud of the jobs their restaurants have created for Neapolitans. Mix in the philanthropic generosity for which they are known throughout the community, and you get a recipe for certain success. Bob Harden is the producer and host of The Bob Harden Show, airing from 7-8 a.m. weekdays at www.bobharden.com. The show is archived for listeners convenience. www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 19-25, 2012 o 1 t a T T h bobHARDEN e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org PROFILES IN PARADISECouple has right ingredients for running restaurants Talking points with Ingrid AielliMentor: My grandmother Something your mother was always right about: Dont burn bridges. You never know when you may need to cross them again. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? A teacher. First job: During high school, I worked in a grocery story. I ate more than I earned. What would you be doing if you werent running two restaurants in Naples? I would be a holistic healer. Something thats been on your mind: A 32-ounce aged Kobe Tomahawk steak. Something youll never understand: The English language. Guilty pleasure: Gelato. Next vacation destination: Venice, Italy Skill or talent you wish you had: I would love to be able to sing. Something that makes you laugh: Myself. Last book you read: The Bible. Im still reading it. Pet peeve: People who dont deliver what they promise. What the Paradise Coast really needs: More year-round residents. Favorite thing about the Paradise Coast: The sunsets. WOW!!!NEW PATIENT SPECIALPatient Consultation, Exam, Cleaning and Necessary X-Rays D0110, D0150, D0274PLUS FREE TEETH WHITENING$99.00 ValueALL FOR $99.00 NOT VALID WITH THE PRESENCE OF PERIODONTAL DISEASE.EXPIRES 8/31/2012 www.gulfviewdentistry.com | (239) 300-9693 | 501 Goodlette Road North, Suite B202, NaplesComfortable Dentistry... The Mystery Solved! Got Download? The iPad App Its Local. Its Entertaining. Its Mobile. Its FREE! Search Florida Weekly in the iTunes App Store today. Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.com iPad is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. All rights reserved.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 19-25, 2012 Obama tube socks$15Theres a reason to sell merchandise for a would-be American president, whether hes black, white, red-state or blue-state. And the reason is not just a healthy state of green (in the form of large cash contributions.) Instead, the reason may be the color of attention in whatever hue it votes, a notion suggested in the book, The Economics of Attention, by Richard Lanham. The center of gravity (may) lie not in objects that artists create but in the attention that the beholder brings to them, he wrote, defining Andy Warhol as an attention economist. But he might just as well have been describing artful campaign T-shirts or bumper stickers in the 2012 race for the White House. Or describing handbags, tote-bags, hoodies, hats, cups, pins, and other baubles of political art, many as striking and vivid, as breathtakingly cheesy, or as smug, playful and selfassured as anything in the Andy Warhol vernacular. Here, Florida Weekly takes a quick glance at what the candidates (and some others) are selling this summer and fall. First, Jim Messina, the presidents campaign advisor, enlisted the help of such savvy communicators and tech wizards as Steven Spielberg, Steve Jobs and Eric Schmidt at Google before he geared up the 2012 campaign. Then he embraced Ann Wintour, according to a recent story in Bloomberg Businessweek. Ms. Wintour, editor of Vogue magazine, sold Mr. Messina on the idea that fashions, even T-shirt and tote-bag fashions sponsored by name designers, could bring in significant money. Those designers you see in the Obama store theyre her buddies. She helps promote them a lot, says Gwendolyn Gleason, owner of Eco-chic Couture, a fashion design consultant and couturier based in New York, New England and Naples, Fla. So she was probably, Here, heres a little project to do. I feel Vera Wang, in particular, did an excellent job. Mr. Messinas Obama campaign store suggests he believes the same thing. Although Mr. Messina would not speak to Florida Weekly about the store and has refused to tell any media how much the merchandise has brought in, he had this to say to a Bloomberg reporter: Raise money, register voters, and persuade voters. Everything has to feed into those three things. And especially in the Obama store, it may. From President Obama, you can choose among 286 items ranging from $5 to $95 at https://store.barackobama.com/. Some of it appears under the signatures of such glamorous designers as Alexander Wang, Joseph Altuzzara, Vera Wang, Beyonce & Tina Knowles, Derek Lam or Diane Von Furstenberg, to name a few. From Mr. Romney, on the other hand, campaigners appear not to have taken merchandising as seriously. There are 71 items in the online store at http://store. mittromney.com/. Thats about one-quarter of the Obama store selections. None are signature designs, and they range in price from $3 to $300 (for a box of bumper stickers in bulk). In the case of each store, merchandise may prove as much a visual speechmaker a typecasting model as a fundraiser for its respective campaign. Are the items advertised under Anns Collection or Vintage in the Romney online store characteristic of the country-clubbing, churchy, faux1950s values of Republicans in general and Republican women in particular, for example? And do items advertised under designer names in the Obama store characterize the showy, Im OK, Youre OK narcissism of post-s Democrats? While youre deciding, heres a better question: Are these items as meaningless as Warhol claimed his own art to be, or do they suggest that money and attention are more powerful than ideas or character? Theres a difference in both quantity and quality in these two campaign stores, notes David Foote, an advertising design faculty member at the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota (www.ringling.edu). The Obama store has something for everybody, it has message, he says. But the Romney store, its like, We gotta put something up, so here are some things people can buy. From an aesthetic standpoint, thats not very appealing. But whos buying it and what are they buying? Youre not going to get Romney voters to buy from the Obama store no matter how much they like the design. These stores want to press their views, their choices. And I dont think it really matters to voters what it looks like as long as it says what they want it to say.The collections themselvesThere are similarities and differences in the official merchandise of each party, which may come as no surprise. Similarly, each store claims that everything it sells is made in the U.S.A. Shoppers will see a lot of red, white and blue, plenty of slogans, and no high-ticket items. The costliest piece of gear Obama offers is a tote bag under a designer label, for $95 (there are several in this range). Romneys prices jump to $300, but thats only for a couple hundred bumper stickers, a bulk item, as they call it. There is free shipping from both campaigns. When it comes to the differences, though, the list gets longer, or at least more distinct. The Obama merchandise makes direct appeals to singular demographic slices of the American pie, with specific T-shirts for each group: Hispanic voters. Latino voters. African American voters. Asian American & Pacific Islander voters. Women voters. Nurses who vote. Veterans who vote. Dog loving voters (I bark for Obama, a $10 car magnet). Environmentalist voters, and others. There is none of that; it seems, in the Romney store, except a single appeal to mothers evident in an $8 window decal that says, Im a mom for Mitt. Among the T-shirts and hats sold by Mr. Romney, other than his name, the only word that appears prominently anywhere is Believe. What does Believe in America mean? asks Mr. Foote, bluntly. Obamas choices in the store are his choices in the election: Hes going after all people, hes trying to appeal to many ideas, adds Ms. Gleanson. Romneys choices are conservative he offers something standard, something familiar. He invokes that kind of iconic Madmen time, a getting back to the good ol days, and that kind of energy. So people who are attracted to the surface, not to the subjective part of someone they might embrace that. But outside of the official campaign stores, designers appear to embrace the light-hearted. The herobuilders.com political action figures, for example, with a pair of Romney-versus-Obama fighting dolls ready to slug it out in a yellow ring, goes for $99.99. T-shirts with slogans like, Rosa sat so Martin could walk, Martin walked so Barack could run, Barack ran so our children could fly, can run you $32.50 at www.cafepress.com/, $8 to $10 more than T-shirts in the official stores. Or you can get Legit 2 Mitt, for somewhere on the order of $18 to $28 from Urban Outfitters. Outside the official venue, you can also find the less reverent and decidedly more brash items that official store organizers wouldnt be caught dead selling, such as The Pootin Tootin President Doll, for $14.92 at www.yoyo.com. The item is described this way: Pull his finger and Bam will lets them rip, while farting, he sometimes raps, cracks a joke, and often insults his Republican adversaries. The (unanswered) money questionDiscovering just how important these items are as money-makers not to mention as attention getters is difficult. Knowing the cost of producing most of this stuff, Id say theres roughly a 400 percent mark-up, observes Mr. Foote, analyzing the most common items shirts. At what point do they break even, and how much could they make on top of it? Potentially a great deal. If, for example, the Obama store sells 1 million T-shirts at a $25 profit, the store has just earned $25 million for the campaign. Ditto for the Romney store. The question of money becomes more important for the incumbent, however. Pres. Obama faces the prospect of becoming the first sitting president in history to seek a second term with less money than his challenger. In the midst of troubling questions about money, both personal and corporate Mr. Romney, for example, still has not released more than a year or two of his tax records, and corporations and super PACs continue to weigh in with millions staffers for both campaigns chose not to talk about merchandise revenue. Romney staffers did not bother to call back in response to questions about merchandising their campaign. And Obama staffers, including the deputy press secretary for the Obama campaign in Florida, Shira Kramer, said they would not even speak off the record about fundraising activity in the campaign. But money fundraising is at the heart of this race, something no T-shirt or bumper sticker suggests. Late last week, the Obama campaign released a statement from the president and a plea for more that was only about money. I will be the first president in modern history to be outspent in his re-election campaign, the president wrote. Im not just talking about super PAC and anonymous outside groups The Romney campaign and Republicans have raised more than us, and the math isnt hard to understand: Through the primaries, we raised almost three-quarters of our money from donors giving less than $1,000, while Mitt Romneys campaign raised three-quarters of its money from donors giving more than $1,000. He concluded on this note: We can be outspent and still win, but we cant be outspent 10 to 1 and still win. Maybe the Obama store needs one more T-shirt, something that appeals to financial underdogs: Cut the odds. Political merchandise sells presidencyBY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ oridaweekly.com GLEASON FOOTE Presidential Campaign Finance Reports from the Federal Election Commission Donations for each candidate by ZIP code, as of May 31: 341: Naples, Marco Island, Bonita Springs: Romney, $824,321; Obama, $292,427 339: Estero and Fort Myers, Punta Gorda/ Port Charlotte, Venus: Romney, $194,533; Obama: $221,365 329: Melbourne, Cape Canaveral and the Space Coast: Romney, $756,447; Obama, $181,366. 334: Palm Beach Gardens, Boca Raton, Lake Worth, Boynton and Delray Beaches, Jupiter: Romney, $2,083,628; Obama, $998,593. Romney from Florida: $9,836, 711 Obama from Florida: $7,989, 810 (Federal Election Commission website: http:// www.fec.gov/disclosurep/PState.do)
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 19-25, 2012 NEWS A11 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 Collectors prize furniture that is created by a famous maker, but antique furniture is often not identified with a label. Experts can at tribute a piece to a maker by comparing it to other known furniture that has a label or a history of ownership. John Henry Belter was one of the most famous American furniture makers working in the late 1800s. He invented a way to glue six to eight thin layers of rosewood (with the grain going in different directions) into a large strong piece that could be curved. It was a type of plywood that he patented in 1858. He was a talented carver and added piercings and carvings of roses, busts of important people, grapes and grapevines, and scrolls. Mr. Belter was born in Germany in 1804, came to New York City in 1833, and made furniture for the wealthy from 1844 until he died in 1863. He specialized in furniture for the parlor, including sofas, armchairs, side chairs and a center table. All were made of rosewood. The chairs had no upholstery on the back, just rosewood. He favored the Rococo Revival style with curved legs, arms and tops of backs. Pieces were varnished to look shiny, new and well-cared-for. Few pieces were marked, but the laminated rosewood, the carvings of heads of poets and the founding fathers, and even the style of the grapevines can be identified. In the 1950s his furniture was considered garish and in poor taste. But by the 1960s collectors started to realize his furniture is very well made and his designs are the best of the late Victorian period. It became an expensive collector favorite. But all antique furniture is selling for less than it did before 2008. There is renewed interest in Belter. At a recent auction, a 40-inch-wide table, made about 1850 attributed to Belter, sold for $27,060. It featured carved heads like those on other labeled Belter tables. Ms. Kovel answers your questions: Q: I have a 22-piece set of Frank Herschede silverware. It has black, non-metal handles. Its marked Gense Extrastainless Sweden on the backs. The set was a gift from our uncle in the 1960s. Can you give me any information about this? A: Your set was made by Gense (Gustaf Eriksson NySilverfabriken), a company founded by Gustav Erikson in Eskilstuna, Sweden, in 1856. Gense introduced a stainless steel flatware pattern called Focus De Luxe in 1957. Pieces have modern shapes and black handles made of polyoxymethylene. The pattern was designed by Folke Arstrom, the artistic director at Gense from 1940 to 1960. The company became part of the K.A. Rasmussen Group in 1995. Herschede is the name of the store that sold your tableware. Frank Herschede had a jewelry store in business in Cincinnati from 1877 to 1995. Gense still makes stainless steel flatware, but your pattern has been discontinued. It is very collectible today, and pieces have been displayed in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. It is a famous flatware set, listed as one of 100 best designed products in modern times. Your set would sell for about $250. Q: I have two figurines with Gold 2Y, Mark Hampton Co. Inc. Marridge Bldg. 1909-1910, New York City, Regfitt HC Fisher printed on bottom. Mutt and Jeff are engraved into the bases. Any information you can give will be greatly appreciated. A: Mutt and Jeff was a long-running newspaper comic strip, created in 1907 by Bud Fisher, about two mismatched gamblers. One was very tall, and the other was very short. The Mutt figurine is 9 inches tall, Jeff is 5 inches. Mutt and Jeff is generally accepted to be the first daily comic strip. A pair of Mark Hampton Co. Mutt and Jeff figurines in excellent condition recently sold at auction for $40. Q: My husband and I attended a surprise party for a friends 70th birthday. He was a Roy Rogers fan. He was given a Roy Rogers and Dale Evans lunchbox. Id like to know what its worth. A: The first Roy Rogers lunchboxes debuted in 1953. The King of Cowboys was winding up his film career and moving into television with The Roy Rogers Show. Lunchboxes were made by the American Thermos Co, and became an instant hit with children. More than 2.5 million units sold the first year. Original metal lunch boxes are collectible, with price determined by condition and rarity. A complete box came with matching thermos. Your lunchbox, with Roy mounted on a rearing Trigger in front, and eight scenes from Double R Bar Ranch on back, w as made in 1955 and 1956. It originally sold for $2.89. Value today: $40-$100, depending on condition. 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. COURTESY PHOTO This table sold at a Neal Auction in New Orleans in April 2012, for $27,060. The heads carved into the wooden edge of the table top were the clue to the maker. It is attributed to John Henry Belter. KOVELS: ANTIQUES Famous-maker antiques are highly prized s I g c i a a terryKOVELnews@floridaweekly.com
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Menzies Aviation had arranged for the men to use facilities at nearby businesses at their Portland International Airport site, but the men said they felt unwelcome at those places and continued to complain (and use buckets). One juror said afterward that having easy access to a toilet was a basic human right, citing the dignity (of) being able to go to the bathroom within 30 seconds or a minute. Said Doctolero, Hopefully, no one will have to suffer what I went through. The entrepreneurial spirit When Sherry Bush returned home in Westlake, Ohio, in May, she found an invoice written on a napkin, left by Sue Warren, billing her $75 for a housecleaning that Warren had done while Bush was out. However, Bush never heard of Warren, and there had been reports by others in Westlake of Warrens aggressive acquisition of clients. Did you get the wrong house? Bush asked Warren when she found Sue Warren Cleaning online. No, said Warren, I do this all the time. I just stop and clean your house. Warren was not immediately charged with a crime. Disgraced televangelist Jim Bakker still owes the IRS a reported $6 million and now sells a line of survival products to help true believers live through the coming apocalypse. (It is unclear whether believers need to survive, since the popular reading of the apocalypse casts it as a fast track to heaven for the faithful.) The Talking Points Memo blog did some comparative shopping and found many of Bakkers items to be overpriced by as much as 100 percent. Bakker also offers the devout a $100 Silver Solution Total Body Cleanse Kit, which includes enemas. Hard times In Mesa, Ariz., in May, Manuel Ovalle, 35, was charged with burglary after allegedly breaking into a home and taking a Playstation 3 and two bags of water from the homes swimming pool. (Ovalle told police his own home had no water supply.) Redneck chronicles Police in Decatur, Ala., were called to a home on South Locust Street in May on a report of a gunshot. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA20 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 19-25, 2012 Tiger Bay Club hosts James CarvilleThe Tiger Bay Club will host political consultant James Carville at its Sept. 17 meeting. He will give a presentation on the political affairs of our nation from the conventions onward. Mr. Carville is a nationally recognized political consultant, commentator, educator, actor, media personality and prominent liberal pundit that pokes at both political parties. He is one of the most recognized political analysts in the nation. He is not only widely sought out for commentary on political events, but also has been the mastermind behind many successful political campaigns, the most notably the 1992 presidential election of Bill Clinton. Mr. Carville is also a noted author of several books on political matters covering a wide array of topics, former co-host of CNNs Cross Fire and is a reoccurring guest on CNNs The Situation Room, among others. He promises to provide insight into the current political scene, what we have learned from the conventions and what to expect in November. His commentary will be in a no-holds barred summary of the current state of political affairs.This years special Tiger Bay Club event will take place at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs on Monday, Sept. 17. Check in/ networking will begin at 6 p.m. with the program commencing at 7. The event fee is $200 and includes dinner. Registration and payment in advance will be required. Visit www.tigerbay. org for details. Register now of the world famous Grouper GrabThe 13th annual Grouper Grab fishing tournament will take place Aug. 17 and 18 at Port Sanibel Marina in Fort Myers. The Grab has a long history of being one of the top grouper tournaments in the state and this year will be no exception. The mandatory captains meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at the Lighthouse Waterfront Restaurant. Anglers will receive tournament gear, the rules will be read, questions answered and appetizers served. The Grab will have two divisions: The Big Boat Division (30 feet and over) and the Small Boat Division (under 30 feet). The original format returns: three grouper and two snapper per team will be weighed individually and the heaviest total weight of those five fish wins. Fishing will begin at 6 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, with all teams required to be back to the weigh station at Port Sanibel Marina by 6 p.m. The public is invited to the weigh station. The awards dinner will be held following the weigh-in. As the official weigh master weighs each teams catch, the fish will be filleted and brought straight to the grill. While tournament participants enjoy dinner, officials will tally all scores. Tournament winners in both divisions will be announced, checks and trophies awarded to the top teams. The entry fee is $700 per boat, which includes a four-person team, additional anglers are $100 each. For more tournament information, visit www.thegroupergrab.com or contact Ron Riley at ronaldjriley@gmail. com or 671-9347 or Kristi Riley at email@example.com or 850-1707. Carville Got Download? The iPad App Its Local. Its Entertaining. Its Mobile. Its FREE! Search Florida Weekly in the iTunes App Store today. Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.com iPad is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. All rights reserved. Tail-GATOR Season Kick-Off PartyFriday, August 24th 5:30 PM at The Edison 3583 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL 33901Join the Southwest Florida Gator Club and get your Gator spirit going at this seasons rst event before the Gators take on Bowling Green on September 1.Questions? Please e-mail us: firstname.lastname@example.org or call SW Florida Gator Club at 239.229.9850 Attention All Gators: Join Us For Food,Fun & Football!
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 19-25, 2012 NEWS A21 CLUB NOTES The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs Noon is hosting a dress collection drive during the month of July to benefit the PACE Center for Girls-Immokalee. Women are encouraged to donate new and gently used dresses or handbags. Items can be dropped off at two locations: At Design Your Gift, 3441 Bonita Beach Road, between 9 a.m. and noon on Saturday, July 21 and 28. At Survey Caf, 10530 Wilson St., from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday all month. PACE Center for Girls targets the unique needs of females ages 12-18 who are dependent, truant, runaway, delinquent or in need of academic skills. Its purpose is to intervene and prevent school withdrawal, juvenile delinquency, teen pregnancy, substance abuse and welfare dependency in a safe and nurturing environment. Donated dress and accessories will be sold at Love That Dress! on Wednesday evening, Aug. 29, at the Waldorf Astoria Naples. For more information about the event, call Nannette Staropoli at 676-9756 or e-mail email@example.com. The Inbetweeners, a social group for singles ages 40-65, welcomes newcomers and regulars at gatherings every Wednesday. The July 18 and 25 meetings will take place from 5-8 p.m. at the English Pub, 5047 Tamiami Trail E. in Village Fall Centre. For more information, visit www.meetup.com/inbetweeners or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The Womens Cultural Alliance, an affinity group of the Jewish Federation of Collier County, welcomes new members for the 2012-13 season. Programs range from book groups and Spanish and French classes to art studio tours and tai chi classes. Social groups that plan various events are: the Serious Foodies, WCA Couples, the Single Connection, Dinner Dames and Jazzophiles. Kathleen van Bergen, CEO and president of the Philharmonic Center for the Arts, will be the guest speaker at the seasons first luncheon on Friday, Nov. 16, at Grey Oaks Country Club. For more information, contact Jane Hersch 948-0003 or janehersch@comcast. net. The Naples chapter of Zonta International meets on the first Tuesday of every month for a lunch and a program at Brio Tuscan Grill in Waterside Shops. At the Aug. 7 meeting, guest speaker State Rep. Kathleen Passidomo will discuss human trafficking. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $17 and reservations are required. Call Erica Vanover at 449-3114. The Naples Newcomers Club welcomes women who have been permanent residents of Naples for no more than five years and who want to meet others who are new to the area. The club meets for lunch at 11:30 a.m. on the second Thursday of every month at country clubs throughout the area. In addition, groups within the club plan outings and dates to share varied interests, such as mah-jongg and duplicate bridge, gourmet cooking and discussions about philosophy. Prospective members are invited to coffee at 10 a.m. on the first Thursday of each month. For meeting locations and more information, call 298-4083 or visit www. naplesnewcomers.com. Naples airport slated for commuter air service Twin Air Calypso Limited Inc., operating as Naples Connection, plans to begin scheduled air service between Naples Municipal Airport and four Florida cities beginning Oct. 22. The company, which has flown between Fort Lauderdale and the Bahamas since 1954, plans to offer four weekly flights each to Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Key West and Orlando using high-capacity ninepassenger aircraft. Two pilots will crew the jet-prop Cessna Caravan aircraft. Naples Connection will initially base two aircraft at Naples. One will provide backup and on-demand air taxi service, something that is badly needed to Tallahassee during the legislative session, said Ted Soliday, executive director of the City of Naples Airport Authority. We think there is demand for commuter air service from Naples to these Florida cities, and Naples Connection also will offer flights to the Bahamas through Fort Lauderdale. Naples Connection will announce fares and schedules in September. Twin Air Calypso Limited Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Avstar Aviation Group Inc. and most of its employees have been on board for 20 years, are highly experienced and have contributed to the companys growth. Naples Municipal Airport, a certificated air carrier 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. During the 2010-2011 fiscal year, the airport accommodated more than 84,000 takeoffs and landings. The Florida Department of Transportation values the airports economic impact to the community at more than $273 million annually. To learn more or to subscribe for email updates about the airport, visit www.FlyNaples.com. 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
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 19-25, 2012 Get hip on hip replacement SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYInformation about hip replacement including reasons to have the surgery, how to prepare for and recover from it, and ways to avoid complications has been added to NIHSeniorHealth.gov, the senior-friendly health and wellness website from the National Institutes of Health. The most common reason for hip replacement surgery is pain and disability from osteoarthritis of the hip, which occurs when cartilage in the joint breaks down, causing bones to rub together. Osteoarthritis of the hip can lead to severe pain and stiffness, impairing ones ability to function normally, said Stephen I. Katz, M.D., Ph.D., director of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, which developed the topic for NIHSeniorHealth. Although hip replacement is typically a highly successful procedure and an effective treatment for arthritis, the decision to have the surgery is not always an easy one, especially for older adults. Surgery of any type involves risk, and older adults might understandably be hesitant about having hip replacement surgery, says Dr. Katz. But if lessinvasive treatments such as medications and physical therapy have not helped, hip replacement has proven to be an effective way to relieve pain and restore function. Adequate preparation for surgery and appropriate arrangements for an extended recovery are critical to a successful outcome, and the new topic includes helpful details about the importance of physical therapy and arranging for assistance after surgery. Older adults considering hip replacement surgery would benefit greatly from reading this new addition to NIHSeniorHealth, adds Richard J. Hodes, M.D., director of the National Institute on Aging, which collaborated on the topic with NIAMS. It is an excellent source of information about the surgery itself, as well as the preand post-operative phases of the procedure. The Hip Replacement topic on NIHSeniorHealth, joins a roster of nearly 60 research-based health topics of interest to older adults, including exercise and physical activity, safe use of medicines and management of diseases such as stroke, diabetes, osteoporosis and Alzheimers disease. A joint effort of the National Institute on Aging and the National Library of Medicine at NIH, NIHSeniorHealth has senior-friendly features such as large print and opened-captioned videos to make the information on the site easy to see, understand and navigate. Recently redesigned for todays older adults, who have some experience using the Internet to search for health information, NIHSeniorHealth now features a search function that enhances finding what seniors are looking for on the site. NIA leads the federal government effort conducting and supporting research on aging and the health and well-being of older people. The institutes broad scientific program seeks to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. The mission of the NIAMS is to support research into the causes, treatment and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases; the training of basic and clinical scientists to carry out this research; and the dissemination of information on research progress in these diseases. HEALTHY LIVING NCH earns distinguished awardsThree pieces of good news have arrived for NCH this week one for information technology, one for fiscal soundness and one for quality. All, of course, are related and necessary to attain our three core goals of patient value (quality divided by cost), population health (prevention rather than repair) and patient satisfaction. In the area of technology, NCH is the first hospital system in Southwest Florida and only one of five in all of Florida to earn recognition as being among Hospitals & Health Networks magazines Most Wired award winners. The Most Wired hospitals are named in the July edition of Hospitals & Health Networks (www.hhnmag.com), chosen for their use of the most advanced technology to provide patients with the highest standards of safety and quality of care. There are nearly 5,000 hospitals in the country and 1,570 of them applied for this recognition by submitting information about outcomes in patient safety, risk-adjusted mortality rates and other metrics. NCH was chosen out of these 1,570 hospitals for this distinguished award. Key to our technological success has been our 20-year partnership with Cerner, leveraging each others core competencies to obtain exponentially better results than either of us could have achieved alone. Great credit goes to Cerner Senior Director David Vigil, who has worked with interim CIO and system COO Phil Dutcher and retired CIO Susan Wolff, who spearheaded laying the foundation for our success. Our new CIO Helen Thompson will continue the journey with the development of a health information exchange and further integration within our healthcare system and all of Southwest Florida. In the area of fiscal soundness, Moodys has reaffirmed our bond rating, as A2 with a stable outlook. NCH achieved this high-quality bond rating last year, for the first time since 1955. Mood ys reaffirmation this year (www.moodys.com/research/Moodysaffirms-NCH-Healthcare-Systems-FLA2-bond-rating-outlook--PR_250101) is further validation that we are progressing soundly and with appropriate resources. As CFO, Vicki Orr told our board and leadership team, This is very good news for NCH and it gives us another year to focus on (as Dennis Farrell of Morgan Stanley [our advisor] put it) utilizing NCHs positive attributes and translating them into good margins. Thanks to each of you for your contribution to this successful rating and a special thank you to Noble Arrington for all his diligence in helping us with this achievement. In terms of quality, Beckers Hospital Review named the North Naples Campus as one of the 100 great hospitals (www.beckershospitalreview.com/100great-hospitals-2012/100-great-community-hospitals.html). You might recall the downtown campus was similarly recognized recently. Here is what the publication wrote: NCH North Naples (Fla.) Hospital. NCH's North Naples Hospital, part of Naples-based NCH Healthcare System, has 261 acute-care beds. The hospital caters to its patient population with the Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging, an acute-care unit for the elderly that incorporates care specialized for high-risk populations. The hospital has also recently added a patient tower offering patients a spalike environment. In 2012, NCH North Naples was recognized for excellence in cardiac care and coronary intervention, placing it among the nation's best hospitals in these areas, according to HealthGrades. The key to all these accolades: Almost 4,000 colleagues, more than 600 physicians, and about 1,200 volunteers working together to serve our patients and southwest Florida. Thank you all. Dr. Allen Weiss is the president and CEO of NCH Healthcare System. p s n a n o m allenWEISSallen.email@example.com For more information on research, aging, and health, go to the National Institute of Aging website at www.nia.nih.gov. The National Library of Medicine is the worlds largest library of the health sciences and collects, organizes and makes available biomedical science information to scientists, health professionals and the public. For more information, visit the website at www.nlm.nih.gov. For more information about the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, call the information clearinghouse at 877-22-NIAMS (free call) or visit the NIAMS website at http://www.niams.nih.gov.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 19-25, 2012 NEWS A23 Help Us Build a Better FutureWe 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.To nd out more about how your personal, corporate or estate gift may very well be the Gift of a Lifetime to thousands of local kids who need your help, please call 239-343-6950 or visit www.childrenshospitalgoal.org omas Quigley, M.D.Board Certi ed Eye Physician & SurgeonBonita Springs Naples Fort Myers www.doctorquigley.comFREEEYE EXAMFOR NEW PATIENTS Summer flu cases highlight importance of immunization BY APRIL FRAWLEY BIRDWELLSpecial to Florida Weekly A cluster of unusual summer influenza cases in North Central Florida in recent weeks has highlighted the importance of vaccination and may provide evidence that a flu control program in Alachua County is working, University of Florida and Alachua County Health Department experts say. Influenza typically peaks in February with few, if any, cases occurring during the summer months, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But since the end of May, nine patients with confirmed cases of influenza B and one with influenza A have been admitted to Shands at the University of Florida. None of the patients had been immunized for the flu this year, as far as officials can determine. We have seen a few more positives, said Kathleen Ryan, M.D., a clinical associate professor of pediatrics in the UF College of Medicine and a member of the UF Emerging Pathogens Institute. We have been in contact with the staff at the Alachua County Health Department, and they are helping with the investigation of the outbreak. The last outbreak of flu during the summer in North Central Florida was the H1N1 pandemic in 2009, Dr. Ryan said. The CDC estimates there were 274,000 hospitalizations and 12,470 deaths among all age groups nationwide related to H1N1 during the pandemic. What makes the current cluster of cases particularly odd is that it involves influenza B, which is less common than influenza A, said Paul Myers, M.S., administrator for the Alachua County Health Department. The H1N1 virus, for example, was a form of influenza A. The good news is, influenza B is part of the flu vaccine, so if these patients had gotten the vaccine they would not have become ill, Mr. Myers said. Of the patients who have been admitted to the hospital for influenza since May, six of the nine infected with influenza B were from outside of Alachua County, which is home to a robust fluprevention program. The community-based Control Flu program offers free FluMist a nasal spray influenza vaccine to all elementary, middle and high school students in Alachua County. As a result of this program, 10,479 Alachua County schoolchildren were immunized for the flu in 2011. Alachua County residents seem to be better protected during this outbreak due to our high immunization rates through the Control Flu program, Dr. Ryan said. Although the program only supplies free nasal vaccine to children, the resulting increase in immunizations across the county helps protect the entire community, Mr. Myers said. By immunizing school-age children, who are super spreaders of the flu, people with chronic medical conditions or who are not immunized are less likely to encounter infected individuals. Also, infected people are less likely to pass on the virus if most of the people around them are immunized. Epidemiologists refer to this concept as herd immunity. Vaccination is the only primary means of preventing influenza infection, Mr. Myers said. It is effective. It is safe. It not only protects you, but also protects your loved ones and the community. The CDC recommends all adults and children over 6 months of age receive the flu vaccine each year. The recent cluster of influenza B cases highlights this need, Mr. Ryan said. We cannot afford to become complacent because influenza is serious, Mr. Ryan said. We cannot predict its activity, and we cannot predict when we will have another serious pandemic.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA24 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 19-25, 2012 PIRATES BALL4th Annual Pirate Fest 2012 FRIDAY, JULY 27 TH 7-11pm Harpoon Harrys Pirates Bar-B-Que Live Music Costume Contest Percentage of ticket sales bene t C.A.R.E Purchase tickets online at: www.FishermensVillagePirateFest.com Call 941 575 3067 for more information Located off Marion Avenue, Punta Gorda, FL Every year, in proximity to the rainy season, a rare, leafless root system that grows on trees in Southwest Florida sloughs produces white flowers. The so-called ghost orchid is a wild, endangered species that relies on the giant sphinx moth, with its more than 6-inch long proboscis or flying tongue for pollination. There may be roughly a thousand ghosts, found in South Florida and also in Cuba, said Biologist Mike Owen. Every summer, since he started working at the Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park more than 18 years ago, Mr. Owen checks on more than 100 out of 370 or so ghost orchids found in the park. Out of 100, I see maybe 15 or 20 that bloom, said Mr. Owen, explaining that they grow mostly in pop ash and pond apple trees. Some of them have two or three flowers. To even see five (flowers on one ghost orchid) is incredible. The oldest, most prodigiously blooming specimen known is located just north of Fakahatchee in Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in Collier County. Discovered in 2007, it was named the Super Ghost, with upwards of 12 blooms at a time appearing up in a bald cypress tree about 100 feet from the boardwalk. Its like the Olympic champion of ghost orchids, Mr. Owen said. The Super Ghost has been known to flower as early as March and as late as October, while other ghosts have Ghostly flowers are appearing in trees BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ oridaweekly.com R.J. WILEY / COURTESY PHOTOGhost orchid. 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
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He is a current member of the Society of Financial Service professionals and the Centre for Fiduciary Excellence and is AIF (Accredited Investment Fiduciary) certified.Are You Ready?What you Need to Know: Retirement Plan Fee Disclosure RequirementsThe Department of Labor (DOL) is implementing two new regulations regarding fees and fee transparency for retirement plans this year; Tuesday, July 24th at 8amLearn first-hand from our keynote speaker and panel of retirement plan experts: Penalties for Non-Compliance Disclosure Requirements Timeline for Disclosures Electronic vs. Paper Distribution of Materials What Retirement Plan Vendors are doing to helpWhere: Hyatt Regency Coconut Point, 5001 Coconut Rd., Bonita Springs, FL 8:00-8:30am Continental Breakfast 8:30-11:30am PresentationApproved for 3 HRCI CreditsThis educational event is complimentary for plan sponsors. Register Now! To RSVP call (239) 433-4471 or email Ursula Brantley at Ursula.Brantley@lpl.com Expertise. Integrity. 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Many moths hatch in May or June, Mr. Owen said. That and the warm, wet conditions in the summer, and the protection from cold that tree canopies provide in the winter, help ghost orchids survive. Corkscrew Sanctuary workers keeps track of the Super Ghost and announce when it is blooming on www.corkscrew. audubon.org. Youll want to bring binoculars or a zoom lens to get a close look; its off the boardwalk, about 45 feet up in a tree. It may bloom as many as three times per season, with the flowers lasting more than a week. It bloomed once this year in June but something, likely caterpillars, ate the flowers. When the orchid is blooming and we get the word out, well probably see our summertime (visitation) totals double and triple, said Jason Lauritsen, who has worked at the 13,000-acre Sanctuary since 2001 and became the director July 1 after his predecessor Ed Carlsons retirement. Even though the Super Ghost was discovered five years ago, it could be between 30 and 50 years old, said Mr. Owen, the biologist. But nobody knows for sure. Dendrophylax lindenii, or ghost orchid, is one of three species of leafless orchids in the region, including the Jingle Bell orchid and the Crooked Spur or Ribbon orchid, Mr. Owen said. That makes them unique because their roots, instead of leaves, contain chlorophyll, allowing them to undergo photosynthesis. Ghost orchids also rely on mycorrhizal fungi to facilitate nutrient uptake during feeding. >> Audubon of Floridas Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is open daily, 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. through Sept. 30. It is located at 375 Sanctuary Road, 30 miles east of Naples and 40 miles southeast of Fort Myers, off Immokalee Road. More information: 348-9151 or visit www. corkscrew.audubon.org After 38 years, Ed Carlson retired as director of Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, with Jason Lauritson stepping into the position July 1. His new role includes wildlife and land management, as well as policy work affecting restoration of habitat in and around the Sanctuary. And it means filling some very big shoes. His predecessor, Mr. Carlson, is a legend at Corkscrew, Mr. Lauritson said. I came here as an intern when I was 19. That first summer here really endeared me to Corkscrew but also to Ed. Mr. Lauritson joined Corkscrew in 2001 as natural resource manager and was promoted to assistant director in 2007. Before that, Mr. Carlson helped make the then little-known swamp a premier outdoor environmental education center. The 13,000-acre Sanctuary includes a 600-year-old bald cypress forest, the largest of its kind in North America, and a 2.25-mile boardwalk that Mr. Carlson helped build. The Sanctuary attracts more than 100,000 visitors per year. Mr. Carlson plans to serve as a consultant on environmental and public land use issues and will remain director emeritus of the sanctuary. A former Miami suburbanite, he is the son of a boat salesman and an airline secretary. He discovered what is now Corkscrew with high school friends on camping trips in the area, he said. When he was 17, one of their favorite trips was a twoday hike through Big Cypress National Preserve, walking from U.S. 41 straight north to Alligator Alley. They trekked through a mosaic of pine islands and cypress marshes. Mr. Carlson began working at Corkscrew during the summer of 1968, at age 18, repairing and looping the sanctuarys original boardwalk. He continued to work in the swamp during vacations from the University of South Florida, where he studied zoology. An environmental engineering project at the University of Florida, where he studied wildlife ecology, brought him back to Corkscrew in 1974. He took over as managing director in 1983. One of Mr. Lauritsons goals, along with the board, is to continue to restore shallow wetlands in and around the sanctuary, a primary nesting spot for wood storks. We need to look outside of our boundaries and restore shallow wetlands throughout Southwest Florida, he said, by working with local counties and the South Florida Water Management District. Corkscrew Swamp has a new director BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ oridaweekly.com COURTESY PHOTOJason Lauritson
Old US 41 US 41 Coconut Point MallPelican Colony Pkwy.Via Coconut Pt.Health Center Blvd.Coconut Rd.Walden Center Drive The Ship Bonita II Satellite www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA26 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 19-25, 2012 BY GINA SPADAFORIUniversal UclickPlaying with a dog used to mean a game of tug-of-war or fetch. These days, canine sports are organized and televised, and top competitors have fans like any top athlete. Agility, dock diving, flyball, freestyle, obedience, tracking, hunt tests and more theres an activity for every dog. Ive tried almost all of them, and not been good at any one of them. (Im not very athletic!) But my dogs and I have always had a great time. Heres a look at four of the dog sports that are most welcoming to newbies: Agility: A canine obstacle course with jumps, A-frames, teeter-totters, open and closed tunnels, weave poles and dog walks (like the balance beam in a gymnastics competition). Agility trials test physical skill, control, patience and teamwork, and demonstrate canine athleticism, versatility and speed. Racing against the clock, dogs directed by their handlers must navigate a challenging course. In each of five height divisions, the winner is the dog with the fastest time and a run free of faults, such as knocking over the bar of a jump or missing the contact zone when coming off an obstacle. Any breed or mix can compete in agility, but medium-size dogs who are quick and nimble usually do best. Dock Diving: Splash! For some dogs, theres nothing more fun than running and jumping into a body of water, whether its a swimming pool, a pond, a lake or the ocean. Not surprisingly, that love of water has been channeled into competition. Its called dock diving, and its one of the wettest, wildest dog games around. Dogs in the Big Air event go for distance. The dog with the longest jump off the end of a dock is the winner. In heats known as waves, each dog runs down the dock, the owner throws a toy out over the water, and the dog jumps in after it. The distance he jumps is measured at the point where the base of his tail hits the water. If you say Jump! and your dog asks How high? Extreme Vertical might be his game. In this event, the dog races down the dock, then leaps up to grab a bumper suspended 10 feet above the water. The winner is the dog with the highest measured jump. Flyball: This simple relay race involves four hurdles and a tennis ball. Two teams race each other over a 51-foot course lined with four jumps. At the end of the course is a spring-loaded box that ejects a tennis ball when the dog steps on a trigger. Catching the tennis ball in his mouth, the dog races back over the hurdles, crossing the starting line before the next dog begins. The first team to run without errors wins. Speedy dogs and dogs who love to retrieve excel at this game, but any dog can play, as long as he can learn to jump a hurdle and retrieve a tennis ball. Large or small, dogs of all breeds and mixes can compete together. Freestyle: Nicknamed the tail-wagging sport, canine freestyle (also known as musical freestyle or heelwork to music) is a choreographed routine set to music that incorporates elements of traditional canine obedience exercises and the equine sport of dressage. Almost any dog with a love of the limelight can do freestyle. Freestyle builds on a dogs natural moves such as spins, rolls, jumps and bows. Dogs learn to spin in different directions, to jump through or into their partners arms, to bow before a waltz, to place their paws on an arm or on their partners back. For two-legged team members, it helps to have rhythm and an understanding of choreography. But even if you dont, freestyle is a great way to have fun with a dog right in your own backyard, or to find a better dance partner than your spouse. A simple Internet search will hook you up with classes in your area for these activities. What are you waiting for? Its time to play! PET TALESGO PLAY!Modern dog sports make elite athletes out of mans best friend Agility competitors compete for speed over a challenging course of jumps, tunnels, teeter-totters and elevated dog walks. To adopt or foster a pet This weeks adoptable pets are from Brookes Legacy Animal Rescue, an all-volunteer, foster home rescue organization. See some of the agencys animals every Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Petco on Naples Boulevard. For more information, call 434-7480 or visit www.BrookesLegacyAnimalRescue.com.Pets of the Week>> Addie is a 2-year-old, spayed American Staffordshire terrier mix. She was rescued along with her puppies, and they are also available for adoption. >> Barbary is a 3-year-old, neutered border terrier mix who weighs about 25 pounds. He has a friendly personality and is housebroken. >> Bo Duke is a 2-year-old, 55-pound, neutered coonhound mix who would go for walks on the leash all day. He is housebroken and crate trained and knows several cues for good manners. >> Havana Banana is a 3-month-old, neutered Havana/ Burmese mix. He has a lovely personality and a beautiful brown coat.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 19-25, 2012 NEWS A27 Art is the cry for help of those who experience in themselves the fate of humanity. Who wrestle with it instead of accommodating themselves to it. Who do not bluntly serve the engine of dark powers, but who plunge into the running machinery to grasp its construction. Who do not avert their eyes to protect themselves from emotion, but rather open them wide to tackle what has to be tackled. But who frequently shut their eyes to perceive what the senses do not convey, to behold within what only seemingly takes place outside. And within, inside them, is the agitation of the world; what breaks through to the outside is only its echo: the work of art. Arnold Schoenberg Ive heard it in the chillest land And on the strangest sea. Emily Dickinson, Hope its upside down not the box, that things ok in its silly sordid way cause its the view thats haywire holding the stack together (come home Monet) -(k)notall together or to gather what is more seemly windblown just dont stay that way nor this you see please see its when you look at Schrodingers cat that you dont see: supposedly when you look its either/or now poor thing decided just not wanted here comes debridement dead or alive settled meddled un-mettled out-limned ad hominem but its when you dont look that you do you see the true of unseemly seeing broader than a picaro untamed as the wind beyond the feathered Dickinson thing purely pure white light white noise white quite promise: to create a new branch and to climb out on that limb, window dressing, neck out out flanked prime rib, starting............... over. 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. MUSINGSAd rem with Schrodingers cat Rx firstname.lastname@example.org YOUR NUMBER ONE SOURCE FOR ENERGY EFFICIENT AND HURRICANE PROTECTION PRODUCTS Fort Myers239-332-7170Naples 239-331-7057 GREAT DOORSGREAT WINDOWSGREAT SERVICE www.GreatSouthernProducts.com
Motley FoolAdvice from the experts. B6 INSIDEBUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE LOCAL BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE INDUSTRIES BSECTIONWEEK OF JULY 19-25, 2012 NetworkingStorm Force hosts an open house. B7 Vinyl is the only way to go, man ... As long as you can keep em clean, youre good to go. Theres nothing better than a clean record and a clean needle. Michael Mozzetti, a 29-year-old DJ who was shopping at TJs Cds & More in Port Charlotte last weekWhat keeps them coming backRENE MIVILLE, A TALL GENTLEMAN WHO lives on Captiva Island, told me he has a collection of more than 50,000 albums. Recently, he brought a few thousand to sell at the mixed boutique store in downtown Fort Myers, The Franklin Shops (a building he owns). He stopped to say hi while I was looking at the records over the July 4 weekend. One record, he pointed out, pulling it off the shelf, could probably go on eBay for $10. But hes selling them cheap, for $2 apiece; seven for $10; and so on. Hes not interested in the profit margin. Instead, he says, after seeing the light of vinyls far superior sound, he hopes to share his passion by getting more people hooked on that old-fashioned analog sound. You know, like a dope dealer, Mr. Miville said. Its called price penetration. Once you get the taste for it, there are plenty of places around town to getVinyl fixBY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ oridaweekly.com SEE VINYL, B5 EVAN WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLYBill Garner has owned House of High Fidelity in Naples since 1957. Lately, vinyl records have become more popular. Money & investingThe hunt for inflation leads to a dead end. B2 296 14th Avenue South Third Street District Naples, Florida 34102 Trieste at Bay Colony $1.95 MillionBua/Bua-Bell 866.884.8196Web # N211523271 Estuary at Grey Oaks $4.45 Million Bua/Bua-Bell 866.884.8196Web # N212002637 EMILY K. BUAESTATE AGENT EMILYKBUA.INFO239.465.4646TADE BUA-BELLBROKER ASSOCIATE TADEBUABELL.INFO239.465.4645naplesestateproperties.comExclusive Affiliate Exclusively Representing Properties Over One Million Dollars Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell Our Experience Counts . Our Expertise Sells. Aria at Park Shore Beach Bua/Bua-Bell 866.884.8196 $4.77 Million Web # N211511478 Estates at Grey Oaks Bua/Bua-Bell 866.884.8196 $3.9 Million Web # N211500646
Most investors want to know if the near future will be inflationary or deflationary, as both are investment and business game changers. Cable pundits and investment newsletters are polarized in their opinions. The common theme among hyperinflation promoters is that the Federal Reserve Banks numerous trillion-dollar easings, which have unequivocally resulted in a 30 percent increase in the U.S. monetary base since 2008, will soon result in inflation. And, as the Fed explained, runaway money growth directly leads to inflation. Yet, inflation devotees cant find inflation evidence in the U.S. for the past four years. Outside the U.S., two major high growth countries (India and China) have seen meaningful inflation after 2008 but are now facing declining producer price pressures (excluding food prices). And so goes the hunt for inflation... its a dead end. What investors know about inflation is largely experiential. Those 50 years and older were schooled in the 1970s inflation era when Fed Chairman Paul Volcker fought inflation by raising interest rates. His battle was to restrain expansion of the monetary base, the culprit. The searing 1970s experience is now seemingly at odds with the current environment of no inflation, despite the U.S. monetary bases aggressive growth. Before concluding that the monetarist formula connecting money supply and inflation is woefully flawed, its best to first understand how the theory is supposed to work. Monetarists would say that a flat or recessionary U.S. economy can be jumpstarted by money expansion by the Fed, most effectively done by the Feds intervention that lowers bank reserve requirements and lowers a banks cost of borrowing. The Feds goal is to spur bank lending. Under fractional reserve banking, an initial deposit at a U.S. bank is used to make loans the loans result in a new deposit at another bank which another bank loans etc. Through this virtual cycle, the money supply increases multiple times on the back of the initial deposit. The Fed can also contract economic growth and/or reign in inflation by raising bank reserve requirements and/or raising bank costs of borrowing. This monetarist tool kit was used by prior Fed chairmen Mr. Volcker (to end inflation) and Alan Greenspan (to generate growth). So, why then has the current runaway expansion in the monetary base under Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke not produced inflation? Here are some explanations. First, even a greatly increased money supply does not create inflation IF the velocity of money (how fast the money is turned) significantly slows. Money slows when the banks (even though having sufficient reserves) do not make loans or there is hoarding of cash. Though a lot of money is there, it just sits. As to the current situation, there has been such a large drop in moneys velocity that there is no inflation... in fact, no loan growth. Money velocity is not easily changed by the Fed, as it is very much a reinforcing behavior. For instance, if the perception of the borrower or the person holding cash is that prices of assets will be cheaper in the near future, then they defer expenditures to a later time. This behavior en masse spreads and lowers velocity. The Fed has tried to use money expansion to offset deflationary effects of this decrease in moneys velocity. Second, since 2007, there has been a huge contraction of international credit (some $3 trillion) not from traditional banks but from within the shadow banking sector. Shadow banking is all forms of credit creation outside of traditional banks. By 2007, credit in this sector exceeded all credit created through traditional banks. It includes collateralized mortgage pools; money market mutual funds, repos and, importantly, it includes rehypothecated hedge fund assets. For instance, most hedge funds can offer client LLC assets as collateral to third party lenders which reoffer the same collateral and it starts a long chain of collateralized loans all using the original asset as collateral. Yes, a multiplier somewhat similar to fractional reserve banking it just needs good collateral to start the chain of successive loans. But, importantly, rehypothecation and all other shadow banking are not controlled by central bankers, only by market forces. So the central banks are dealing with more than the problem of sovereign debt, they also face the strong deflationary forces within the shadow banking system and caused by lower velocity of money. And their tool kit was not designed to fix shadow banking contractions. That, in my very humble opinion, is why there is currently no inflation. And the complexity of the banking system is such that most experts dont understand or they are selling their forecast. My perspective is that the future is just not knowable. That is not to say that inflation will not ultimately emerge, but just not now. What is an investor to do? A fully diversified portfolio with allocations to alternative assets might serve you best. As to the business and homeowner, locking in low loan rates still makes sense. Talk to your current adviser as to the suitability of these ideas, talk to several advisers for breadth of opinion, and seek specialists for counsel in alternative asset classes. Jeannette Showalter, CFA is a commodities broker with Worldwide Futures Systems, 571-8896. For midweek commentaries, write to showalter@ww fsyst ems.com. 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As event and PR coordinator for the SWFL Wine & Food Fest for the last four years, she has helped this event grow to be one of the top ten annual wine auctions in the USA, raising $2.3 million this spring to benefit The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Floridas Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and other local organizations. Michelle Nagel, area sales manager for MillerCoors, was named Chapter Member of the Year in recognition of her outstanding commitment of time and energy to ensure the success of the chapter. Ms. Nagel first joined FPRA in 2009 and has been a valuable member of the leadership team and board of directors, serving on various committees. She was also the co-chair of PR University and helped to secure a major chapter sponsor this year who also hosted a holiday mixer. Tiffany Esposito-Kittinger, APR, director of operations at the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, was named Rising Star, which recognizes an upand-coming leader in the chapter. Ms. Esposito-Kittinger first joined FPRA in 2008 as a FGCU student member and has shown remarkable enthusiasm and passion for the profession through her chapter involvement and attaining her APR credential. She has served the chapter as its vice president of community relations and coordinated the last two successful Media Breakfast and Pro Bono Day events. Established in 1938, FPRA is the oldest public relations organization in the country. FPRA is dedicated to developing public relations practitioners who, through ethical and standardized practices, enhance the public relations profession in Florida. For more information about the Southwest Florida chapter, visit www.fpraswfl.org. From the left, FPRA award winners Michelle Nagel, Tiffany Esposito-Kittinger and Carolyn Rogers. Thinking Outside the Box seminar set for Aug. 16Reservations are now being taken for the third annual Thinking Outside the Box seminar for local nonprofit organizations. The seminar will offer creative suggestions for connecting the dots in the nonprofit world. The free seminar will be held on Thursday, Aug. 16, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Naples Daily News Community Room, 1100 Immokalee Road. Six topics and nine presenters will be featured this year and will run one hour longer to accommodate questions and interaction. Kelly E. Capolino, local real estate professional with Keating Associates and founder of the Diamond Volunteer program, and Sue Huff, owner of E. Sue Huff and Associates, Inc. Marketing and Management Consulting, are the organizers of the seminar again this year. Each year, a different theme ties the topics together and this years theme will revolve around connecting the dots from target markets to board membership and involvement. Speakers and topics scheduled for Thinking Outside the Box 2012 are: Connecting with your audience presented by Sue Huff, owner of E. Sue Huff & Associates Connecting a winning image to tell the story Paul Kessen, president of Allegra of Naples Connecting with the Board so they dont get bored Arnold Klinsky, retired NBC TV general manager, Rochester, New York Connecting 20 important tips for grant writing presented by Mary Ellen Barrett, vice president of nonprofit programs and the director of the Center for Nonprofit Excellence Connecting what we see and hear to prosper and grow presented by Kelly E. Capolino, Realtor and founder of the Diamond Volunteer Programs. Panel presentation session to include: Connecting the world via the internet presented by Russell Tuff, managing partner of Social-Impact, along with Steve R owe, Social-Impact marketing director Connecting the message through video presented by Hope Daley, executive producer, Guerilla Media, LLC Connecting with the community through print and news media Robin Calabrese, Naples News Media Group. All attendees will have a chance to nominate their own organization for a free volunteer reception and award through the Diamond Volunteer Program. Thinking Outside the Box attendees will walk away from the seminar with informational materials that they can put to use immediately, Ms. Capolino said. This is our third year to present this seminar and we know that economic times have hit everyone and non-profits are still suffering. We hope that our efforts will help local non-profits think outside the box in areas of marketing, networking and fundraising to name a few. We had over 80 attendees the first year and made room for over 100 last year we are looking forward to another great seminar. The seminar is free, however space is limited. Coffee and continental breakfast will be included. Reservations may be made by submitting the following: name of the non-profit organization, names, contact phone numbers and email addresses of each person requesting attendance to email@example.com. The limit is two attendees per organization. COURTESY PHOTO Bob Beauregard of Allegra Naples with seminar organizers Sue Huff and Kelly E. Capolino and Paul Kessen of Allegra Naples. All will be presenting at this years Thinking Outside the Box seminar.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 19-25, 2012 BUSINESS B5 your fix. I visited many of them and talked with consumers who attest to vinyls popularity among a smaller but energized niche of listeners. There has been a resurgence, said 57-yearold Cole Markland, a Port Charlotte resident who loves classic hard rock like Cactus and Black Sabbath. It is true. It is true. Im not saying its huge. Vinyl is less refined than ultra-smooth digital recordings, but has a straightforward, low-tech sexiness that never really went out of style the way tapes and even CDs have. When has anyone ever compared a CD to fine wine (as Mr. Miville does with vinyl), or become almost spiritual (in a Grateful Dead sort of way) when speaking about an MP3 file? Vinyl is the only way to go, man, said Michael Mozzetti, a 29-year-old DJ who was shopping at TJs Cds & More in Port Charlotte last week. Vinyls the best. As long as you can keep em clean, youre good to go. Theres nothing better than a clean record and a clean needle. He laughs. Its tradition, man. It brings you to that place and thats what musics supposed to do. Vinyls the only way to get you to that place, man. Easy on the earsOn U.S. 41 just south of Hanson Street, below a tattoo parlor, The Record Trader is crammed with LPs, 45s, comic books, action figures, CDs and tapes. Owner Ralph Tarantino, hidden behind a counter, was listening to old, profane Robin Williams comedy sketches one day last week. This is my little piece of heaven, said Mr. Tarantino, who opened the store in Fort Myers in 1987. Business has more ebbed than flowed over the years, but this year has been a bright spot for vinyl his best sales year out of the last 10, he said. Aside from the diverse collection of records in the store, from cheap ones to pricey collectibles, he sells at Fleamasters Fleamarket and on eBay. I think analog is what we speak and what we hear, he said, making the case for vinyl. Analog is easy on the ears. Digital is just a bunch of numbers. How do you tell a computer to add feelings? I believe analog is a warmer sound. Its a living sound. The Record Trader also has plenty of old turntables, tuners and speakers, and Mr. Tarantino can patch together a system for you. If youre looking for a new or high end turntable, try House of High Fidelity in Naples, which also sells televisions, new and used records, and is a repair shop. A lot of people are bringing in turntables needing cartridges, belts, and we can pretty much take care of all of em, said owner Bill Garner. A high-end system there includes a Jolida tube amplifier ($1,139), Klipsch loudspeakers ($3,200 per pair), a Music Hall turntable ($449), and a separate pre-amp ($429.) An expensive system like this would qualify you to be in an audiophile music lovers club that Mr. Miville said he hopes to start. If youre interested and have a serious sound system, contact him at rmiville@comcast. net. High Fidelity also carries new systems in the $500 to $600 range, Mr. Garner said. The store beefed up its selection of albums and turntables since the format has gained popularity. Its really been in the last year and a half or two years that we started to see it come back, said Mr. Garner, who is 83. More and more people are starting to get into it so we decided wed get into it as well. He echoes Mr. Tarantinos feelings about vinyls superior sound. Its not sterile like CDs, he said. Its all pure analog, which is the way we hear. Its more like its a live performance. Mr. Garner opened the shop in 1957 in Naples, and back then they used to have a jukebox that played 45s. We were close enough to the school that kids would come in and play the jukebox, he said. It used to drive me nuts when they were all playing records, but it was fun. Making the case for vinylMr. Miville said he also appreciates the big, colorful album covers, which are now more remote and intangible behind glass screens. His personal taste in music runs towards 1950s crooners like Frank Sinatra, as well as jazz and opera, he said, but that isnt the majority of what he brought to the Franklin Shops, a selection that includes popular music from the 1960s to the 1980s. Although he has an extensive digital selection, he insists, If you listen to an MP3 and then play the same song on vinyl, its almost impossible to go back. Its like drinking a merlot with soda in it and then having a fantastic cabernet or a French Bordeaux. Sandy Drexler, who works at TJs CDs & More in Port Charlotte and is owner TJ Koontzs girlfriend, shares that passion. For her, the sound of vinyl is embedded in her upbringing. The albums I have are all the albums my parents had when I grew up, she said. I listen to the same sound I listen to when I was growing up. It has those pops and crackles. Its not as clean as a CD but you dont care. But vinyl can easily get scratched up, worn down from the needle pressing in the groove, w arped by heat, or ruined by dust, says Russ Koski, who was shopping at TJs. Heres my problem with (vinyl) albums, Mr. Koski said. You get one piece of dust in there in the wrong spot and its there for good. For David Arrowsmith, its easier to listen to television music stations, piped through his house. He was selling off 300-some records at High Fidelity in Naples last week. Still, they were loaded with memories. A Chubby Checker album (remember The Twist?) transported him to New York City circa 1960 when he was a young advertising executive, dated one of the Rockettes, and did the twist at the Peppermint Lounge. Record stores House of High Fidelity, 1585 Pine Ridge Road, Naples; closed for vacation July 21-Aug. 5; 262-0100 Main Street Antiques & Collectibles, 2229 Main Street, Fort Myers; 689-6246 The Record Trader, 3091 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers; 337-4330. Rainbow Records, 2113 Del Prado Blvd. South, Cape Coral; 458-4000 TJs Cds & More, 3275 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte; (941) 624-4223 VINYLFrom page 1 EVAN WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLYRalph Tarantino has owned The Record Trader in Fort Myers since 1987. This Chubby Checker album brought back memories of the 1960s in New York City for David Arrowshmith. Music enthusiast Cole Markland at TJs Cds & More in Port Charlotte.
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Enjoy Resort Style Living at Village Walk and Island Walk of North Naples! 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 | 239.287.6732 Brian Carey | 239.370.8687 OPPORTUNITY 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 grab bing 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! Island 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 membership fees to enjoy 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 Har-Tru 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! Pristine 4BR,3.5BA Carlyle with Southern exposure, features plenty of windows to let in the natural light! Cherry, bright neutral interior, upgraded throughout, screened lanai with lake views and heated pool. OWNER WILL CONSIDER ALL REASONABLE OFFERS. $465,000 ISLAND WALKLOOK NO FURTHER! Once you see this 2BR, 2BA Carpi with PRIVATE CUSTOM POOL and SPA you will want to make it yours! This lovely villa is located on a larger home-site and is just steps from the Town Center and all the wonderful amenities Island Walk has to offer! The home is just prefect for the full time resident or an occasional vacation home! CHECK IT OUT TODAY! $279,900 VILLAGE WALK NEW LISTINGOakmont 3BR,2.5BA with huge screened patio facing South. Full hurricane shutters, great location and a spotless home. $367,000 Move in Ready 3 BR,2.5 BA single family home located on large corner lot! built-in entertainment center in great room, and a large screened lanai with private heated pool. Furnishings are negotiable. $359,900
Your Distinctive Edge! MLS # 212014773 3 Bedroom 2.5 Bath Lovely Executive Home with Pool & Spa. Fine Upgrades www.RealEstateMann.comEllen Mann, PA, ABR, CIPS, GRI, TRC 239-571-4416 MLS # 212010490 Beautiful updated La Mer 9th Floor Residence. End unit with Bay & Gulf views. $995,000Wendy Nelson 239-248-2365 MLS # 212012549 St. Pierre Panoramic Gulf View. Renovated with high-end details.Wendy Nelson 239-248-2365 MLS # 212000050 Half Acre Lot Walking distance to beach. Beautiful canal & sunset views.Wendy Nelson 239-248-2365 LAGO VILLAGGIO $489,900 PARK SHORE $995,000 PELICAN BAY $730,000 NAPLES PARK $569,000 MLS # 212003688 Meticulously maintained 4 bd/3 ba 3 car garage pool CBS Colonial Style estate on 2.88 acres. Make Us An Offer!Bill Wingate 239-860-1241 MLS # 211003854 Gorgeous furnished condo Walk to the beach! Rarely used in magnificent condition. Pool, Hot Tub & SaunaGinny Lee, CRS 239-591-3225 MLS # 212001741 Furnished 3 BR 3.5BA Condo w/panoramic views of Hammock Bay Golf & Country Club.Lorna J. Gill 239-272-2814 Leslie Kaye PhD consults to international investors and home buyers, showing and listing high quality properties with turnkey elegance. www.lesliekaye.comLeslie Kaye, Ph.D. 313-978-7792 JE PARLE FRANCAISMLS # 212010203 Beautiful 4 bedroom 4bath home. Deep canal direct gulf access w/covered boat access. Totally remodeled!Grace Stafford 239-404-7111 OPEN 1-4 DAILYMLS # 212009682 Direct Gulf Access Sold! For more properties, Contact Grace StaffordGrace Stafford 239-404-7111 SOLD !MLS # 210032247 Direct golf access home in Moorings. Wide open view. For more available waterfront homes call 404-7111Grace Stafford 239-404-7111 SOLD !MLS # 212017730 Beautiful 2nd flr condo w/breathtaking views. 2040 sf & upgrades throughout. Players Club! Dog friendly community!Rebecca Avery 239-777-1850 MLS # 212019630 Unique, Rare, Updated 1,994 sq ft With 10+++Plus VIEW of 6th Fairway and Lakefront SHOW PLACE CONDOLinda J Reidy 239-595-9884 MLS # 212019629 Captivating Golf Course VIEW, HUGE 2,453 sq ft 3 bedroom 3 bath Spacious, Sunfilled and Gleaming Brazillian HardwoodLinda J Reidy 239-595-9884 MLS # 212012924 UNDER CONTRACT IN 34 DAYS!! Thinking about selling your home? I am a certified Professional Home Stager & Redesigner and can help sell your home quickly. Call today!Patty Attwell 239-404-8691 PENDINGMLS # 212021298 3 Bed/3 Bath Pool Home w/Open Floor Plan, Upgrades & Lake ViewLori Peters 239-250-2629 JUST LISTED !MLS # 212017711 Bundled Golf on newly renovated Golf course & clubhouse. Fantastic location in N. Naples. Sellers relocating and want to see all resonable offers!Jon Archer 239-249-1218 MLS # 211524313 3BR, 2BA, marble kitchen & baths,upscale appliances, open living concept.Very large, finely manicured lot in cul de sacJoanna Schrenko, CBR, GRI, CRS 239-398-3949 MLS # 211523374 3BR, 3BA open concept w/FPLR,loft, cathedral ceilings, granite kitchen & baths, 2 car garage, pool, jacuzzi & lanais. Formal or casual lifestyle with this authentic southwestern design!Joanna Schrenko, CBR, GRI ,CRS 239-398-3949 MLS # 201221225 Gulf Access! 2 bd/2 ba condo in the secluded, gated, waterfront community of Island Cove. Being sold Turnkey and is totally upgraded. Surrounded by water & close to shopping!David Key 239-980-3938 SOLD GGE CLOSE IN $649,000 PELICAN BAY $495,000 HAMMOCK BAY $595,000 PARK SHORE AQUALANE SHORES $2,895,000 AQUALANE SHORES $1,700,000 MOORINGS $3,175,000 LELY RESORT $289,900 PELICAN BAY $543,000 PELICAN BAY $555,000 PELICAN MARSH $1,425,000 LELY COUNTRY CLUB $249,900 CYPRESS WOODS $139,900 PARK SHORE $1,375,000 PELICAN BAY $1,275,000 ISLAND COVE $129,900
*All terms subject to credit approval, market conditions and availability. Contact your DHI Mortgage representative for specic information. Based on a FHA 30 Year xed rate mortgage with a sales price of $169,990.00, a loan amount of $166,910.00, an interest rate of 4%, an APR of 4.93 %, an upfront mortgage insurance premium of 1 .75% and a monthly principal and interest payment of $796.86. Payment includes estimated taxes, mortgage insurance, and estimated homeowners insurance, with the HOA fee the monthly payment is $1436.66 APR= Annual Percentage rate. DHI Mortgage Company, Ltd, 13880 Treeline Ave S, Suite 3, Fort Myers, FL 33913. Branch NMLS#257589, Company NMLS #14622. For information on DHIM licensing please visit www.dhimortgage.com/other-pages/ licensing. **Home and community information, including pricing, included features, terms, availability and amenities, are subject to change and prior sale at any time without notice or obligation. Pictures, photographs, features, colors and sizes are approximate for illustration purposes only and will vary from the homes as built. EXP: 7/9/12 Why Rent When Sale-a-bration! Summit Place You Can OWN for $1,218.44 Per MONTH!* 239.354.0243 | drhorton.com/swa Sales Ofce Located in the Buck's Run Sales Model 7743 Buck's Run Drive, Naples, FL 34210 Directions: One block north of Vanderbilt Beach Road on Collier Blvd. Summit Place3 Bedrooms 2.5 Baths 2-Car Garagefrom $169,990**The time to BUY is NOW!
ate Real Est BONITA BEACHCasa Bonita II 2/2 GULF FRON T $ 550,000 FURNISHE D FT. MYERS BEACHWaterside at Bay Beach 3 / 2 G UL F V IE W $499,900 FURNISHE D NAPLESIndigo Lakes 4/3 POOL HOM E $499,900 Unfurnishe d FT. MYERSBotanica Lakes 5/ 3 POOL HOM E $349,900 Unfurnishe d Stoneybrook 2/2 GOLF V IE W $135 000 F U RNI S HE D NAPLESNaples Bath & Tennis 2/ 2 S HORT SAL E $115 000 Unfurnishe d ESTERO Mediterra Sales Center 15836 Savona Way DiscoverMediterra.com SL1036107 Schedule a Showing with Joni Albert 239.451.9539JoniAlbert@MediterraNaples.com REALTY 16473 Celebrita Court $1,625,000 3 Bdrm, Study, 3.5 Bath, 3 Car Garage, 3,600+ sq. ft. 16619 Cortona Lane $1,545,000 3 Bdrm, 3.5 bath, Library, Game Room, Sundeck 16664 Lucarno Way $1,525,000 3 Bdrm, Study, 3.5 Bath, 3,000 + sq. ft. 18222 Lagos Way $949,000 3 Bdrm, Study, 3.5 Bath, Study, 3 Car Garage 15509 Monterosso Lane #102 $499,000 Coach Home 2 Bdrm, Den 2.5 bath, 28570 Calabria Court #102 $465,000 Coach Home 3 Bdrm, Den, 3 Bath, 2 Car Garage SATURNIA LAKES TheLeccaTeam@gmail.com www.LetsMoveToNaples.com239.776.5423 Chris Lecca LECCA Team Listings Left!1459 PALMA BLANCA CT $700,000 Gorgeous Sapphire with $250,000 in upgrades. In nity Edge Pool, Hot Tub with Rock waterfall, Custom Kitchen, Custom Tile Floors, Custom Molding Details throughout. Must see to be appreciated! 2012 PAINTED PALM DR $399,900 Tommy Bahama Styled Masterpiece! Monaco on Cul-De-Sac lot on the lake, P ool/ Spa, Crown Molding, Plantation Shutters, Accordion Hurricane Shutters, Custom Diagonal Tile, Wood Floors. 2346 BUTTERFLY PALM DR $345,000 Spacious Flamingo oorplan on extra wide lot overlooking the preserve. Diagonal Tile, Crown Molding and Custom Mantles throughout, Wood Cabinets, Extended Lanai, 3 Car Garage. 2399 BUTTERFLY PALM DR $359,900 Immaculate Flamingo oorplan home with dia gonal tile, custom closet built-ins, extended lanai, Jetted Tub in Master Bath, 3 car garage, and more! A must see! Don't get "Burned" by waiting too long to buy your next home!
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB26 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF JULY 19-25, 2012 Park Shore Estate Home Spacious, two story Park Shore estate home 5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, 4,334 sq. feet Offered at $1,200,000 Single Family Home Indigo Lakes Extended lanai with great lake views! 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,410 sq. feet Offered at $325,000 Kasota Bay Condo Olde Naples Remodeled, Private & Fabulous Location! 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,235 sq. feet Offered at $475,000 NAPLES LUXURY REAL ESTATE Professionals on Your Team 239.537.3732 Karyn 239.298.3555 Rowan www.lovingnaples.com Knowledge. Service. Integrity. The Strada: Addressed for successWhere you live says so much about you and how you want to enjoy life. When your address is at The Strada at Mercato, your home is in a luxurious location where restaurants, fashion, and entertainment are merely footsteps away; beaches and all that Naples has to offer are just minutes from your front door. The project is nearly 60-percent sold. The Lutgert C ompanies, developers of The Strada, have launched a new partnership in March with interior design firm Clive Daniel Home. Buyers of select twobedroom residences were offered a $20,000 decorating allowance that also included the complimentary design services of Clive Daniel Home. Four two-bedroom models were furnished and decorated in a variety of styles and were uniquely outfitted for immediate occupancy with an array of linens, kitchenware and many other essentials for a true turnkey residence. All four residences were offered complete for $599,000. Dressed with great success, four new residences were sold or under contract within weeks of the initial offering. The quality lifestyle offered at The Strada, combined with the partnership with Clive Daniel Home, is helping drive the pace of sales. With four additional new models furnished and decorated by Clive Daniel Home already completed, those interested in living at The Strada at Mercato will want to take advantage of this limited time offer to secure their preferred model. This unique partnership with Clive Daniel Home brings a new energy to The Strada, said Todd Kendall, director of sales for The Lutgert C ompanies. The two-bedroom residences, combined with our partnership with Clive Daniel Home, have proven to be an attractive enticement for our buyers looking for long-term value in a prime location. What makes The Strada so appealing to a wide demographic of buyers from young professionals to retired CEOs to the international customer who is seeking a vacation getaway is its appeal of a lifestyle of convenience, without forsaking quality. One could say vive la diffrence as diversity in age and experience creates a dynamic atmosphere, here, Mr. Kendall said. But our residents are on the same wavelength when it comes to this carefree lifestyle. They look forward to get-togethers with other residents in the private clubhouse. Its like being on vacation every day. Have a bite to eat, watch a movie at Silverspot cinema, stop for an espresso or cocktail and take a leisurely stroll home. This fellowship fosters great vitality among residents and carries over to all of Mercato, generating a synergy unlike any other community. Modeled after the European approach to living, with residential living over retail, The Strada includes 92 residences in two distinctive buildings that overlook Strada Place, the manicured main street of Mercato. Two parking spaces in a controlled-access garage are included for each residence. The Strada also offers a range of one, two, or three-bedroom floor plans with lavish interiors. Chef-ready kitchens offer superior touches such as granite countertops and natural gas cooking. Luxurious master bath counters are clad with granite, marble or limestone and flooring of hardwood or porcelain tile beautifies main living areas while Berber or sculpted carpet finishes the bedrooms. For fun and fitness, residents can ride the elevator up to the rooftop amenity level for a refreshing dip in the 52-foot pool, enjoy a beverage or snack while lounging on the sundappled deck or play a game of billiards or cards in the clubhouse. A well-appointed fitness center with cutting-edge equipment is another attractive amenity for residents that live at The Strada. Whether our residents live here yearround or spend winters in Naples, they all appreciate this unique urban setting, said Mr. Kendall. We have the only Whole Foods Market in Southwest Florida, which speaks to the quality of Mercato merchandisers who understand this unique community and the clientele who will frequent their businesses and restaurants. The high-profile shops that Mercato attracts include Silverspot Cinema, a stateof-the-art 11-screen movie theater with reserved, leather seating and full-service lounge and restaurant. Silverspot draws an international crowd of film aficionados at the annual Naples International Film Festival. Premier Sothebys International Realty, the real estate division of The Lutgert Companies, is the exclusive sales and marketing representative for The Strada at Mercato. Residences are priced from the $400s. The sales center is located at 9123 Strada Place, Suite 7125 and designer furnished residences are open daily. For more information, call 594-9400 or visit MercatoNaples.com. COURTESY PHOTOS These two units at The Strada at Mercato were designed by Clive Daniel Home designers as part of a new partnership that give buyers of select two-bedroom residences a decorating allowance and complimentary design services.
Pelican Isle III #803: Expansive water views, turnkey furnished, 2428SF. $759,000 INTEGRITY EXPERTISE DIRECTION FOR REAL ESTATEAMERIVEST Realty Pelican Isle III #601: 3050SF, end unit, 2 lg. wrap around lanais, Views! $989,000www.GulfnGolfNaples.com www.WigginsPass.com www.Fosterteam.Listingbook.com www.youtube.com/fosterteamnaples firstname.lastname@example.org GENE FOSTER 239.253.8002 BRIDGETTE FOSTER 239.253.8001 'Download AT&T code or = scanner on your 'Smart phone' and read our QR code' Pelican Isle II #302: 2677SF, wood rs, Gulf views, LaPlaya membership avail. $729,000 Pelican Isle II #303: Walk into breathtaking views, wood rs, granite kit, furnished. $829,000 Pelican Isle III #602: Waterfront! Marble oors, new decor, 2 lanais, 2677SF. $799,000 PENDING Pelican Isle III # PH-04: Penthouse completely redone, gourmet kitchen, 3096SF. $2,500,000 Pelican Isle Boat Slips: Boaters dream 1200 yards from your slip to the Gulf of Mexico Open House Sunday, July 22nd 1-4pm Pelican Isle II #402: Granite kit, wood/tile rs, Gulf of Mexico views, 3/3 2677SF. $839,000 PENDING Residences of Pelican Isle Were here for you. Worldwide. HORIZONS AT BONITA BAY Beautiful 21st QUAIL CREEK, NAPLES SANDPIPER BAY CLUB, NAPLES GRAND RESERVE, NAPLES CAPE CORAL GULF SHORE BLVD, NAPLES
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
Jacki Strategos SRES, G.R.I., e-Pro239-370-1222JStrategos@att.netwww.JackiStrategos.com Richard Droste Realtor239email@example.com First oor, huge s.f., 2 BR/2 BA + den Eat-in kitchen. Soaring ceilings, 2 car garage.HawthornesLely $254,900AMAZING AMENITIESOne of a kind charm. Unique 2 BR/2 BA condo, direct access waterway. Multiple balconies. Model Village $239,000 (Marco Island) NEW KITCHEN/BATHSSpacious & open w/soaring ceilings. Great split plan., 2 BR/2 BA + den. Awesome property. Mystic Greens Lely Resort-$313,900 EXQUISITE FURNISHINGS NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 19-25, 2012 B29 WINNER #1 COMMUNITY AND #1 CLUBHOUSE IN THE UNITED STATES!* ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATION OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, M AKE REFERENCE TO THIS ADVERTISEMENT AND TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. This is not intended to be an offering or solicitation of sale in any jurisdiction where the development is not registered in accordance with applic able law or where such offering or solicitation would otherwise be prohibited by law. Prices, plans, artists renderings, photos, land uses, dimensions, specications, improvements, materials, amenities and availability are subject to change without notice. Copyright 2012, Miromar Development Corporation. Miromar Lakes is a registered service mark of Miromar Development Corporatio n. Discover Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club, an award-winning fusion of architecture, waterfront homes, ve-star resort style amenities and vibrant lifestyle. Water-ski, sail or sh on the 700 acre freshwater lake, play golf on the Arthur Hills signature championship golf course, hone your tennis skills, enjoy a luxurious treatment at the full-service European style spa, attend one of hundreds of events on the social calendar or simply relax in the dreamy beachside cabanas on our three miles of private white sandy beach. Its all here, in one luxurious location unparalleled in Florida. New homes from $600,000 to over $5 million. 071912-1636*National Association of Home Builders GOLD AWARD winner for Community of the Year and NAHB GOLD AWARD for Best Clubhouse, the only Florida Winner in 31 years. SATURNIA LAKES TheLeccaTeam@gmail.com www.LetsMoveToNaples.com239.776.5423 Chris Lecca LECCA Team Listings Left!1459 PALMA BLANCA CT $700,000 Gorgeous Sapphire with $250,000 in upgrades. In nity Edge Pool, Hot Tub with Rock waterfall, Custom Kitchen, Custom Tile Floors, Custom Molding Details throughout. Must see to be appreciated! 2012 PAINTED PALM DR $399,900 Tommy Bahama Styled Masterpiece! Monaco on Cul-De-Sac lot on the lake, P ool/ Spa, Crown Molding, Plantation Shutters, Accordion Hurricane Shutters, Custom Diagonal Tile, Wood Floors. 2346 BUTTERFLY PALM DR $345,000 Spacious Flamingo oorplan on extra wide lot overlooking the preser ve. Diagonal Tile, Crown Molding and Custom Mantles throughout, Wood Cabinets, Extended Lanai, 3 Car Garage. 2399 BUTTERFLY PALM DR $359,900 Immaculate Flamingo oorplan home with dia gonal tile, custom closet built-ins, extended lanai, Jetted Tub in Master Bath, 3 car garage, and more! A must see! Don't get "Burned" by waiting too long to buy your next home!Joan Kiefer named Miromar Design Center Designer of DistinctionInterior Designer Joan Kiefer has been named Miromar Design Centers July 2012 Designer of Distinction. Ms. Kiefer has been in the interior design business for more than 30 years and is the principal designer of Naples-based Joan Kiefer Design and Burdett Design Build, LLC. She works with her husband, a certified building contractor, on residential remodeling from construction to the finishing interior design details and furnishings. Design is a fundamental part of how we express ourselves in the world and as designers our goal is to achieve the best possible expression for each project, says Ms. Kiefer. Miromar Design Center, with its creative, beautiful atmosphere, inspires instant confidence for our clients. The gorgeous showrooms provide an abundance of resources for any type of project start to finish. Adding to that are the showroom personnel at Miromar Design Center who are knowledgeable, caring, professionals who can be counted on to give you their best. Prior to founding her design business, Ms. Kiefer was a senior interior designer for a major national architectural firm, owned an antique shop and served as a docent for an art museum. She has a unique insight into the aesthetic art of design. She believes good design is the balance between time well spent and talent well applied. Kiefer
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 WEEKLYB30 REAL ESTATE JULY 19-JULY 25, 2012 >$200,0001 SABAL LAKE 288 Sabal Lake Drive $279,900 Premier Sothebys International Realty Susan Payne 239.777.7209 >$300,0002 NAPLES PARK 570 102nd Avenue North $399,999 PSIR Jane Bond 239.595.9515 >$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 5 WORTHINGTON COUNTRY CLUB 13891 Tonbridge Court $429,400 PSIR Ryan Batey 239.278.9159>$500,0006 BONITA BAY ESPERIA & TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive From $500,000 PSIR Call 239.495.1105 Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 10am-5pm 7 MERCATO THE STRADA 9115 Strada Place #5511 $569,000 PSIR Jill Bresnahan 239.595.3549 8 MERCATO THE STRADA 9115 Strada Place #5414 $599,000 PSIR David Milner 239.223.6023 >$700,0009 PELICAN ISLES CONDOMINIUMS 435 Dockside Dr. $729,000-$2,500,000 Amerivest Realty Bridgette Foster 239.253.8001 Sunday 1-4 7/22/12 10 TWINEAGLES 12300 Wisteria Drive $730,000 PSIR Dayle Cartwright 239.595.7853 11 THE STRAND 5934 Barclay Lane $750,000 PSIR Paul Graffy 239.273.0403 12 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE 280 Grande Way From $799,000 PSIR Call 239.594.1700 Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 12-5pm>$800,00013 TWINEAGLES 12312 Wisteria Drive $865,000 PSIR Dayle Cartwright 239.595.7853>$900,00014 PELICAN BAY TIERRA MAR 532 Tierra Mar Lane East $995,000 PSIR Vivienne Sinkow 239.405.0638>$1,000,00015 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1220 Gordon River Trail From $1,500,000 PSIR Call 239.261.3148 Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm & Sunday 12-5pm 16 OLD NAPLES ISLA MAR 1006 5th Street South #503 $1,700,000 PSIR Ruth Trettis 239.571.6760 17 PELICAN BAY ST RAPHAEL 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #1709 $1,895,000 PSIR Jean Tarkenton 239.595.0544 Also Available: #909 $1,650,000 #609 $1,550,000 #1709 $1,895,000 #601 $1,525,000 #901 $1,495,000 #204 $1,485,000 #1907 $1,395,000 #V-11 $850,000>$2,000,00018 VILLAS ESCALANTE 260 5th Avenue South #H3 $2,395,000 Naples Estate Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.465.4645 1-4 pm 7/22/12 19 VANDERBILT BEACH MORAYA BAY 11125 Gulfshore Drive #407 From $2,500,000 PSIR Call 239.514.5050 Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 12-5pm 20 COQUINA SANDS NAPLES CASAMORE 1752 Gulf Shore Blvd. North From $2,800,000 PSIR Call 239.963.4242 Open Daily 12-4pm>$3,000,00021 OLD NAPLES 175 3rd Street South $3,450,000 PSIR Carol Steeves 239.404.9917 >$10,000,00022 PORT ROYAL 1007 Galleon Drive $10,900,000 PSIR Scott Pearson 239.300.3534 2 4 3 5 15 6 10 16 17 13 14 11 7 19 8 9 12 18 1 20 22 21
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Sandy days, salty nightsA dose of her own medicine. C2 Latest filmsIce Age: Continental Drift. C11 INSIDE A GUIDE TO THE LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE WEEK OF JULY 19-25, 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 Put on your favorite bell-bottoms and highest platforms and head on over to Seminole Casino Immokalees Fantasy of Funk festival on Saturday, July 21, from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. The outdoor event features performances by George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, The Nouveaux Honkies, Bonerama, Glen David Andrews Band and Boogie Freaks. Attendees will enjoy more than 16 Miami food trucks, costume contests, trivia games and prizes. We are excited to host this special event for our players to enjoy legendary and award-winning musicians, said Jim Gibson, director of marketing at Seminole Casino Immokalee. This is a unique opportunity for area residents and visitors to experience the origins of funk music. At 1 p.m., Floridas own The Nouveaux Honkies will take the stage with a special funk only set. At 3 p.m. brass funk rock band Bonerama will bring New Orleans funk and jazz-flavored numbers to Immokalee. The band was formed by trombonists Mark Mullins and Craig Klein, both of who had been members of Harry Connick Jr.s big band from 1990 to 2006. Bonerama has been recognized as the Best Rock Band by the Big Easy Awards. At 5 p.m. funk/gospel/ R&B act Glen David Andrews Band will perform. The high-energy ensemble veers from traditional jazz to gospel, rock, blues and funk, all in the same show. Andrews George Clinton headlines Fantasy of Funk music festivalSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ RETROMUSIC FROM THE PAST SOUNDSBY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com THEY DONT MAKE MUSIC LIKE THEY USED TO. Guess again. Truth is, a growing number of musicians are making music today that might make your wonder if youve somehow traveled in a time machine back to the 1960s or s. Surely, you think, this is a group I just happened to miss back then.Its music that sounds as if it should have been played on your transistor radio, hi-fi or even a boom box. You might not hear these artists on radio stations today, but theyre out there. Disco is not dead. Neither is soul. And neither is rock, in all its magical mutations. This overview of retro-sounding musicians is by no means all-inclusive, but its a good look at some of whats out there. Heres whos making yesterdays sounds today.SEE RETRO, C4 SEE FUNK, C21 You dont need a hi-fi or transistor radio to groove to the music of these artists today CuisineOff-season best time to hit Docs Beach House. C27
Im learning theres a lot people dont tell you about getting older. Youll hear about the way a lifelong speedy metabolism will suddenly conk out and youll put on 20 pounds like its nothing. Youll hear about the wrinkles, the fine lines, the crows feet. People will tell you about chicken neck, that other poultry reference, and the sagging that is to come stomach, knees, breasts. All of this, they will tell you. But heres what they dont mention: the blinding resentment youll feel for younger people. The way you can look at someone whos 25 or 20 or even 16 and think, God, I wish I were you. And the worst of it? The part that no one ever brings up? You wont notice this on your own. Youll see younger people, and if youre a woman youll think theyre pretty in the way you notice all pretty women, with an eye to what can be copied, what trick of hair or accessory can be pulled into your own repertoire. But you wont feel threatened. You wont feel envious. You wont doubt yourself until you see these young women through someone elses perspective, your husband or boyfriend or lover, the man at your side whose eyes slip like water over a waitress or a cashier or a girl in the next car. I remember being that girl. I worked at an Italian restaurant in high school busing tables and handing out glasses of ice water. I was the one who came around with the pepper grinder and the bowl of Parmesan cheese, the one you hardly noticed. But some people noticed. Men, mostly. Older men. Theyd wink as Id pass or try to make conversation while their wives were in the bathroom. Id smile politely and continue on. Later, to myself, Id shake my head. I was 17, and I wondered what those old goats were thinking. Now here I am, almost twice that age, still wondering. This all came to mind on a recent road trip with the man Im dating. I sat in the front seat of his shiny truck chewing on some incident from the night before, a look he gave the cute bartender, a smile he flashed the hostess, some meaningless moment that set me smoldering. At a stoplight in a two-light country town, he nodded toward my window. Check that out, he said. What? Those guys cant wear shirts? I looked to where he pointed, and coming down the street was a group of young men in basketball shorts. They carried their T-shirts draped in their hands and they walked slowly, as if theyd just come from a game. The light changed color and the truck pulled forward and still I stared at those young men. The muscles on their chests stood out in the hot summer sun. Sweat slicked their skin. I couldnt pull myself away. I craned my head to follow them, even as they disappeared behind the truck. When we had finally left them behind and I faced forward in my seat again, I caught my boyfriend watching me from the corners of his eyes. Whos the old goat now? artisHENDERSONsandydays@floridaweekly.com SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSA dose of my own medicine www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 19-25, 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
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 19-25, 2012 C3 FURNITURE | FABRICS | FLOORING | LIGHTING | KITCHENS | BATH | ARTMon-Fri: 9:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m. All Three Floors Sat: First Floor & Clearance Showroom open 10 a.m. 5 p.m. 07181912-1642Copyright 2012, Miromar Development Corporation. Miromar Design Center is a registered service mark of Miromar Development Corporation. JULY SALE UP TO 50% OFF!*MIROMAR DESIGN CENTER 45 HOME FURNISHING STORESAccessories, Antiques & art FREE SEMINARS ART WALK PRIZE DRAWINGS Tuesday, July 24 at 11 a.m.THE RALPH LAUREN STYLEInterior Designers Kevin Steffanni and Bethany ONeil show you how to achieve the Ralph Lauren look using accessories. RSVP by Monday, July 23. Tuesday, July 31 at 11 a.m. DRESS-UP YOUR HOMEBalance accessories and furnishings to achieve different looks using collections from the various showrooms at Miromar Design Center. RSVP by Monday, July 30.*Up to 50% off in select stores Hickory Chair HenredonRegister online ONLY at MiromarDesignCenter.com. Call (239) 390-8207. facebook.com/ KeyWestExpress twitter.com/ KeyWestExpress youtube.com/ TheKeyWestExpress www.keywestexpress.us *Minimum 8 day advance pre-purchase tickets, non-refundable, cannot be combined with any other offers. Excludes weekend fee (Friday, Saturday, Sunday). Offer valid through 07/31/12.$119 ROUND TRIP* Vacation Spot of Pirates, Poets, Presidents and Party Goers!Getting There And Back is Half the FUN! 1-800-593-7259 CALL FOR ROUND TRIP CRUISE INFORMATION! August 10th-12thA CELEBRATION OF OUR FAVORITE CRUSTACEAN! BEACH READING The God Box by Mary Lou Quinlan (Greenleaf Book Group Press, $16.95)REVIEWED BY ROSE M. CROKEWhat if you could catch a glimpse of every hope no matter how big or small your mother ever had for you and your loved ones? When her beloved mother dies, author Mary Lou Quinlan caught that miraculous glimpse when she found her mothers God Box, a private stash of notes and prayers scribbled thoughtfully on scraps of paper written on behalf of family, friends and strangers. Ms. Quinlan found not one, but 10 boxes, filled with hundreds of tiny prayers and wishes that spanned the last 20 years of her mothers life. A devout Catholic, Ms. Quinlans mother, Mary Finlayson, was unabashedly committed to God. Faith was her compass, and she entrusted her most intimate worries and wishes to the sanctity of her God Box. When friends and relatives called her with their problems, she would tell them, Youre in my God Box. Her unwavering faith and support came with no strings attached. These humble containers were a source of great solace and comfort to her grieving middle-aged daughter. So much so, they inspired her to learn to ask for help from a higher power as her mother had taught her through example and deed. With its beautiful essays and anecdotes on faith, love, compassion, aspiration and perseverance, The God Box shows the depth and broad reach of one womans faith and her daughters challenge in keeping the faith and learning to let go. Through all their trials and tribulations, both of these strong women had a partner in life each other. The God Box is essentially a love letter from a daughter to her late mother. From beginning to end, this beautifully written book shows that a mothers love and maternal life lessons endure long after she takes her last breath. Pollstar Magazine has released its 2012 mid-year ranking based on ticket sales and the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall is ranked No. 22 of the top 100 theaters worldwide. Pollstar is the only trade publication covering the worldwide concert industry, supplying in-depth information to every professional concert promoter, booking agent, artist manager, facility executive and every other entity involved in the live entertainment business for 30 years. It produces a weekly print magazine for professionals and publishes that information daily to the web via a paid subscription site at PollstarPro.com. The free Pollstar.com website is for live music fans and contains the same high quality information that industry professionals use daily to route their tours.Pollstar gets its information primarily from the agents, managers and promoters who are producing concerts. It employs a staff of more than 25 full-time professionals who do nothing except research and build the companys database. The Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall is located on the campus of Edison State College and is managed by Rhode Island-based Professional Facilities Management. Mann Hall ranked No. 22 in ticket sales worldwide WANTED: 15 PEOPLE NEEDING TO LOSE 30 OR MORE POUNDS...Serious inquiries only is works... plain and simple. If youre accepted into the program you will lose weight. Call now... 239-444-3106Robert GillilandChiropractic Physician
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 19-25, 2012 The real dealListen to Raphael Saadiq, and youll swear hes a Motown artist from 40 or 50 years ago. (With his lanky body, short hair and black-rimmed glasses, he even looks like David Ruffin and sounds like Eddie Kendricks, back when The Temptations were starting out.) Mr. Saadiq was one-third of Tony! Toni! Tone! in the late 1980s and s. Now hes a solo act, with songs that sound like Holland-Dozier-Holland or Smokey Robinson compositions, filled with tambourine, hand clapping and falsetto. Mr. Saadiqs 2008 album, The Way I See It, earned three Grammy nominations, and a special collectors edition box set contained the songs on 45s. At the 2011 Grammys, he and his band backed Mick Jaggers tribute performance of Solomon Burkes Everybody Needs Somebody to Love. A critically praised follow-up album, Stone Rollin, was released last year. This guys the real deal.Soul soundsIf raw soul is your thing, check out Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings. Her powerful and expressive voice has been compared to early Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner and Irma Thomas. And the Dap-Kings, a 10-piece band with a killer horn section, sound as if theyre straight out of Stax Records in Memphis. (In fact, Amy Winehouse used them for her band, and they were responsible for giving her that retro sound.) The group records on Daptone Records in Brooklyn, N.Y., using vintage equipment. Ms. Jones appeared on-screen and on the soundtrack of The Great Debate, and her version of This Land is Your Land was in the Oscar-winning movie Up in the Air. She and her band have opened for Prince at shows in New York City, Paris and Ghent. Their latest album, I Learned the Hard Way, came out in 2010 and landed the No. 15 spot on the Billboard 200 during its first week of release. It went on to sell 100,000 copies in the four months following. In fact, you cant go wrong with virtually any recording from Daptone Records, which specializes in that retro blend of soul, gospel, funk and R&B. Charles Bradley another Daptone recording artist, released his debut album, No Time for Dreaming, last year. Mr. Bradley fell in love with music when he saw James Brown at the Apollo Theater in 1962. In the late 1990s, he made his living as a James Brown impersonator, performing under the name Black Velvet. His sound is raw and gritty, as if hes on his knees, begging.R&B, disco and moreBlack Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, another group that recalls James Brown, presents a somewhat more polished R&B sound. Mr. Lewis bio describes his music as a combination of Delta and Chicago blues, Memphis soul and Detroit garage punk, and says he taught himself to play guitar by messing around with one in the pawn shop where he worked. Their 2009 album, Tell Em What Your Name Is! features propulsive music driven by a horn section with double-time tempos and a tight band that just explodes with sound. And Mr. Lewis? The man knows how to wail! Dusty Springfield fans want to give Shelby Lynne a listen. Shes known as a country artist, but record labels dont seem to know what to do with her. They try to pigeonhole her, but her style remains fluid. Ms. Lynne has a definite Dusty in Memphis sound, haunting and soulful, on her 2000 album, I Am Shelby Lynne. In 2008 she released a Dusty Springfield tribute album, Just a Little Lovin, which includes tunes such as Anyone Who Had a Heart, You Dont Have to Say You Love Me and I Only Want to Be With You. The tunes are sparse and beautiful. Michael Kiwanuka, a British soul musician, channels Bill Withers, James Taylor and Cat Stevens on his debut album, Home Again, released earlier this year. You can also hear a little Curtis Mayfield in his tunes. Accompanying himself on acoustic guitar, his songs are thoughtful, heartfelt and simple. Prior to releasing his album, Mr. Kiwanuka supported Adele on her Adele Live 2011 tour. Those missing the heyday of disco might want to check out Calvin Harris (the stage name for Adam Richard Wiles.) He called his 2007 album I Created Disco. (He came out with Ready for the Weekend in 2009.) This is disco for the 21st century: in other words, danceable, catchy electronica with blips, beeps and bloops used as percussion.Scissor Sisters share Mr. Harris sensibilities. Not only does their music have a disco beat and recall the Bee Gees, but its also heavily influenced by glam rock and 1970s and s Elton John. Theyre sassy and outrageous. (The cover of their 2010 album, Night Work, seems to be the flip side of the Rolling Stones famous Sticky Fingers jacket.) Scissor Sisters fourth album, Magic Hour, was released earlier this summer. For psychedelic rock, nothing can beat Tame Impala, a group from Perth, Australia, who named themselves after the animal, not the car. Their sonically rich debut album, Innerspeaker, contains swirling guitars and trippy musical journeys that hold up on repeated listens. For those who love s pop/soul British Invasion-style music, Fitz and the Tantrums should satisfy. Or tantalize. A completely guitar-less band, theyre fronted by Michael Fitzpatrick on vocals and keyboards and Noelle Scaggs on vocals and percussion. Mr. Fitzpatrick, who has said he was influenced by early Motown and Stax records, was inspired to start the group when he rescued an old Conn electronic organ and began composing songs on it. The band released an EP, Songs for a Breakup, Vol. 1 in 2009 and followed it up a year later with a full album, Pickin Up the Pieces. Theyve performed their hit single MoneyGrabber on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Conan and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.Beach Boys influenceThe Beach Boys, with their amazing harmonies, catchy pop melodies and complex compositions, have been a strong influence on many bands over the decades. The Los Angeles power pop band, The Wondermints, wears that influence proudly. Formed in 1992, they released albums such as Wonderful World of the Wondermints and Bali. But with their tight harmonies, they sound so much like the Beach Boys in their heyday that Brian Wilson hired them to tour and record with him. That was The Wondermints playing and singing with him at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards. And if you saw Brian Wilson at the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts in October 2000, that was the Wondermints on stage with him. Another group influenced by the Beach Boys is Grizzly Bear. Listen to their album Veckatimest, especially the songs Two Weeks and Foreground, and you hear the Beach Boys-style melodies, complex harmonies and falsetto. (Other songs, such as Southern Point and Free for Now, sound like the band America.) Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros borrow from a variety of sounds from the 1960s, including Donovan and The Band. Their music has an All We Are Saying is Give Peace a Chance group-sing vibe, and they are known to lead sing-alongs during their concerts. Flaunt magazine dubbed them Hippiesters. The 12-member group released their newest album, Here, in May. They tour in a converted school bus, and lead singer Alex Ebert is prone to performing barefoot and bare-chested, dancing in circles and shaking a tambourine. These are just some of the artists today who are creating and performing authentic retro music. Although they might not be Golden Oldies, theyre unmistakably classic. RETROFrom page 1 rd COLUMBIA RECORDS / RAPHAELSAADIQ.COMRaphael Saadiq, above, formerly of Tony! Toni! Tone!, below.FEDERICO CANTONI / COURTESY PHOTOSharon Jones and the Dap Kings
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 19-25, 2012 Theater Caught in the Net Through Aug. 18 at The Off Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers. 278-4422 or www. BroadwayPalm.com. The Laboratory Theaters Psycho Beach Party Through July 28. 1634 Woodford Ave., Fort Myers. 218-0481.Puss In Boots By Broadway Palm Childrens Theatre, Fort Myers, through Aug. 4. All performances begin with a buffet at noon and show time at 1 p.m. $15. 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com.All Shook Up Through July 29 at the Sugden Theatre. 434-7340. Grease At the Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers, through Aug. 18. 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com. Thursday, July 19 Comedy Show Comedian Chris Kattan & Friends perform tonight through Sunday at the Off the Hook Comedy Club, 599 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. 389-6900. Tribute Show A Rod Stewart tribute show starts at 7:15 p.m. at The Stage, 9144 Bonita Beach Rd. Dinner seating begins at 5:45 p.m. 405-8566. Garden Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Norris Gardens at Palm Cottage, home of the Naples Historical Society, beginning at 10 a.m. $10 per person (free for children and NHS members). 137 12th Ave. S. Reservations: 261-8164. Friday, July 20 Music Night The Fort Myers Music Walk starts at 7 p.m. in downtown Fort Myers. Enjoy a variety of music at different venues, plus shopping and dining. (855) RDA-EVENTS. Jazz Tunes The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center hosts a Jazz Jam Session with bass player Kevin Mauldin, drummer Rick Iannuzzi, and pianist Danny Sinoff from 7-11 p.m. during Music Walk. 333-1933 or www.sbdac.com. Funky Fest A free kick-off party for the Fantasy of Funk Festival starts at 7 p.m. at the Zig Zag Lounge at Seminole Casino Immokalee. Enjoy zany contests for funky prizes, plus live music. The festival, featuring music, gourmet food trucks and more, starts at 1 p.m. Saturday. $25 in advance; $30 at the event. (800) 218-0007. Lotta Bull PBR: Touring Pro Division comes to Germain Arena tonight and Saturday. The action begins at 8 p.m. both nights. (800) 745-3000. Tribute Show A Fleetwood Mac tribute show starts at 7:15 p.m. at The Stage, 9144 Bonita Beach Rd. Dinner seating begins at 5:45 p.m. 405-8566. Saturday, July 21 Beachfront Jazz Late Night Brass performs at 7 p.m. during the 27th annual SummerJazz on the Gulf series on the lawn at the Naples Beach Hotel. The series continues Aug. 25 with New Groove City and Sept. 22 with Eight to the Bar. 261-2222 www .naplesbeachhotel.com.Funk Fest Seminole Casino Immokalees Fantasy of Funk festival runs from 1-10 p.m. Enjoy performances by George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, The Nouveaux Honkies, Bonerama, Glen David Andrews Band and Boogie Freaks, plus more than 16 food trucks, costume contests, trivia games and prizes. At 7 p.m., the funkiestdressed attendees are invited on stage for a costume contest. $25. (800) 218-0007 or www.seminolecasinoevents.com. Hot Cars Seminole Casino Immokalee hosts a Motorsports Corvette Show from 4-7 p.m. www.seminolecasinoevents.com. Charity Event Seminole Casino Immokalee hosts a Charity Slot Tournament to benefit the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition from 1-9 p.m. Entrance fee is $10 per person for each five-minute session with $5 going to charity and $5 to a prize pool. Tournament takes place in the Event Pavilion. www.seminolecasinoevents.com. Holiday Bazaar The second annual Christmas in July at Bayfront, benefiting Lighthouse of Collier, runs from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Enjoy a day of music, Christmas shopping, food vendors, a childrens area and more. 430-3934 or www.lighthouseofcollier.org. Dixieland Tunes A Celebration of Dixieland Jazz runs from 1-3 p.m. at The Norris Center, 755 Eighth Ave. S. 213-3049. Live Music Eric Ringsmuth performs from 4-7 p.m. at Miromar Outlets. 948-3766 or www.MiromarOutlets.com. Live Tunes The Hat Boys perform classic oldies from 8-10 p.m. in Market Plaza at Gulf Coast Town Center. 2670783 or www.gulfcoasttowncenter.com. Sunday, July 22 Roller Derby The Fort Myers Derby Girls face Fort Lauderdale at Bamboozles Skating Center, 2095 Andrea Ln. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. and the bout starts at 6:30 p.m. The team is collecting donations of socks and lunch boxes for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. www.brownpapertickets.com/ event/219385. Foreign Film See Gloomy Sunday (Germany, 1999) and discuss the movie afterward with John Guerra from 1-4 p.m. at the Naples Center of the FGCU Renaissance Academy. $4 for members, $5 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 425-3270 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Live Tunes Kim Jenkins performs from 1-4 p.m. at Miromar Outlets. 9483766 or www.MiromarOutlets.com. Music Jam Freds Food, Fun & Spirits hosts a singer/songwriter Workshop Jam from 5-6:30 p.m. every Sunday with local musicians Lucia and Bob. After the jam, the Notorious Band of Misfits perform from 7-10 p.m. 2700 Immokalee Rd. 431-7928. Monday, July 23 Book Party A Book Release Party for The Delivery Cut by Joseph Rakowski is set for 7-10 p.m. at Spirits of Bacchus in downtown Fort Myers. Enjoy a reading and signing with food and drinks. Tuesday, July 24 Book Talk Librarian April Ristau moderates a discussion of Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris at 2 p.m. at Headquarters Library. 2385 Orange Blossom Drive. Registration required. 593-0177 or 593-0334. Movie Night Gulf Coast Town Centers Cinema Under the Stars series features a showing of Flushed Away around 8:30 p.m. on the Market Plaza Lawn. www.gulfcoasttowncenter.com or 267-0783. Motown Tunes Freds Food, Fun & Spirits hosts a Motown evening with Omar Baker from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. 2700 Immokalee Rd. 431-7928. Upcoming Events Music & Dance Dancing by the Fountain runs from 6-9 p.m. July 26 at the Village on Venetian Bay. Enjoy dancing, demonstrations by Modern Steps School of Dance and entertainment by Michael J Levaul at the North fountain. 261-6100. History Lecture A lecture on Donald Duck vs. Adolf Hitler: The Propaganda Films of Disney starts at 7 p.m. July 26 at the Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida, 4760 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 7. RSVP required; free admission. 263-9200 or www.holocaustmuseumswfl.org. Art Event The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs hosts Art Walk at the Arts Studios at the Promenade at Bonita Bay from 5-7 p.m. July 26. View artists as they create. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. The King An Elvis tribute show starts at 7:15 p.m. July 26 at The Stage, 9144 Bonita Beach Rd. Dinner seating begins at 5:45 p.m. 405-8566.Open Mic The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs hosts Locals Live! at the Promenade in Bonita Springs at 7 p.m. July 26 following Art Walk. Performers include Norman Deeley on acoustic guitar, dancer Danielle Lemes, acoustic rock by Dedicated Soul and Improv Anonymous Comedy. Suite 114, 26811 S. Bay Dr. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.Eagles Tribute An Eagles tribute show starts at 7:15 p.m. July 27 at The Stage, 9144 Bonita Beach Rd. Dinner seating begins at 5:45 p.m. 405-8566. Fashion Show Coastland Center presents Fashion Rules from 1-5 p.m. July 27-28. The event includes 15 style sessions, highlighting all of the latest must haves for fall. Enjoy sampling from Coastland Center Godiva Chocolatiers, Chick-Fil-A and more and goody bags to the first 50 people each day. 262-7100. Fundraising Benefit The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. presents the new hit stage play, Pass It On An Evening with Bill W. & Dr. Bob July 27-29 at the Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers. $20. www.theatreconspiracy.org or 939-2787. Hot Cars A Car Cruise-In is set for 5-8 p.m. July 28 in downtown Fort Myers. Enjoy classic and show cars, plus classic rock by a DJ. (855) RDA-EVENTS. Film Mixer A Fort Myers Film Festival Mixer is set for 7-9 pm. July 30 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. Watch and discuss short films that are in consideration for the Fort Myers Film Festival. $5. 333-1933. WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOCOURTESY PHOTOPBR: Touring Pro Division comes to Germain Arena July 20-21. The action begins at 8 p.m. both nights. (800) 745-3000.
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! NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 19-25, 2012 C7 WHERE TO GOForeign Film See Water (India, 2005) and discuss the movie afterward with John Guerra from 1-4 p.m. July 29 at the Naples Center of the FGCU Renaissance Academy. $4 for members, $5 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 425-3270 or email@example.com. Painting Lesson The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs hosts Alla Prima, Alla Fun, Parrot, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 2 at 26100 Old 41 Rd. Learn to paint in one setting with instructor Patty Kane while enjoying pizza and wine. $42. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Art Opening The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs hosts an opening reception for Show Me Your Abs from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 3 at 26100 Old 41 Rd. Enjoy live abstract artworks in music and dance, as well as opportunities for visitors to create their own abstract imagery at a unique Creation Station. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Youth Theater Stuart Little is performed by the Youth Theater Department of the Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs at 7 p.m. Aug. 3 and at 2 and 7 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26811 S. Bay Dr. $5. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Painting Workshop An Egret Painting Workshop, with instructor Christine George, is set for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 6-7 at Rosen Gallery & Studios, 2172 J & C Blvd. Limited to eight students. $170. To reserve space: (727) 560-8264. 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. Ongoing Events Museum Exhibit The American Cartoonists, Nazi Germany and the Holocaust Exhibit runs through July 31 at the Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida, 4760 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 7. The exhibit highlights how American cartoonists used Superhero comic book characters, posters and animated films to boost the countrys morale during World War II. Additional films, discussions and author talks take place in July. 263-9200 or www.holocaustmuseumswfl.org. Photo Exhibit The Imaginarium has extended the exclusive exhibit, The Photographic Journal of Clyde Butcher, through July 28 to continue its yearlong celebration of the 30th anniversary of the museum. Mr. Butchers dramatic black-and-white photographs embody nature and the environment. 321-7430 or www.museumofhistory.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.
ARTS COMMENTARYGrease sticks to the middle of the roadIf only Grease, playing at the Broadway Plam Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers, was as satisfying as the meal that preceded the show. Grease, playing at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre (through Aug. 18) is bland, but the food was good. Things started poorly with the 15-minute pre-show. Three actors sang a variety of early rock tunes: Shake, Rattle and Roll, Lipstick on Your Collar, Yakety Yak and Im Sorry, backed by a four-piece band led by musical director Loren Strickland. Though the band includes an electric guitar and a saxophone, it sounds very middle-of-the-road, very Lawrence Welk-ish. RJ Magee, portraying Eugene, a nerd, was one of the pre-show presenters. He has a great singing voice, but relies too much on trying to get a laugh from the audience by snorting when he laughs. Its funny perhaps the first couple times, but after five minutes, I had no desire to ever hear him snort again especially when people at the table behind me, thinking it was the height of hilarity, decided to imitate him. These people, obviously big Grease fans, must have thought they were in a karaoke bar, because they also sang along with the music during the show, and, on occasion, spoke some of the dialogue, sometimes saying a line before an actor did. (I thought it couldnt get any worse, but during Act Two, the womans cell phone rang, and she proceeded to take the call, talking on the phone for a while. Incredibly distracting and annoying.) I wanted desperately to like this production much more than I did. After all, Grease is so popular; so many people love it. The plot isnt much: Sandy (Adrienne Griffiths) falls in love with Danny (Jamey Isenor) over the summer. Then, in the fall, they bump into each other at high school. Sandys a nice girl, but she winds up hanging out with the Pink Ladies. At the end of the show, shes cut and teased her hair and traded in her poodle skirts for a tight leather outfit. Inbetween, there are scenes at a drive-in and a burger joint. Theres also a gang rumble that doesnt happen, a pregnancy that turns out to be a false alarm and a character who drops out of high school to go to beauty school, then drops out of beauty school. Unfortunately, this production of Grease makes the s look as exciting as Ike and Mamie Eisenhower. It does have some exciting moments, particularly at the beginning of Act Two with Shakin at the High School Hop and Born to Hand-Jive. Laura Wright gives plenty of attitude as Rizzo, the wise-cracking, cynical leader of the Pink Ladies, but shows her vulnerable side with There Are Worse Things I Could Do. Mr. Isenor is excellent as Danny, a boy-not-quite-man trying to act tough. And John Ramsey does an on-target Pat Boone impersonation as the Teen Angel singing Beauty School Drop Out. (He couldve passed for Murray the K too.) But this show never takes flight and the actors dont elevate the bad dialogue or silly plot. Surprisingly, its two minor characters who seem to have the most depth and complexity in this production: Jennie Hollander as Miss Lynch and Adam Clough as Vince Fontaine, the DJ. This musical seems to owe more to Happy Days than, say, Elvis Presley swiveling his hips on stage and singing Baby Lets Play House. Its a very sanitized version of the s. Starting with the pre-show antics, many of the jokes fell short, though a mention of Robert Hall, the defunct clothing store thats been shutter ed for 35 years now, got a big laugh. Dominic Laus minimalist set has a swing set stage left and a girls vanity stage right. Behind them: portraits of Elvis, Marilyn Monroe and James Dean. The Burger Palace set is especially clever, with a blown-up menu (burgers, 25 cents) used as the backdrop to the counter and stools. The lighting seemed off the night I attended; sometimes a performer singing a duet wasnt included in the spotlight and was left standing partially in the dark. And performers mikes werent always turned on in time, so the beginnings of lines were sometimes inaudible. A tip of the hat to costume designer John P. White, who dressed the Teen Angel in silver sparkly hat and cardigan, and gave the Beauty School Drop Out choir towering pyramids of curlers. Amy Marie McCleary, who directed and choreographed the musical, was at her strongest with the big ensemble dance numbers, though I wouldve liked to have seen more s dance moves and less swirling. Local actor Trevor Schmidt (now a senior at North Fort Myers High) had an opportunity to shine with a solo (Those Magic Changes.) And I would love to see Bonner Church in another role. There seemed to be a lot of spark there, but she was unfortunately limited by endless jokes about eating and food. Watching Grease, I couldnt help but think of another musical set in the s thats playing in Naples All Shook Up. That production has energy and zest; its non-stop fun from start to finish. And though its community theater, its the more professional of the two productions. I was expecting that same excitement and fun from Grease, but it just didnt happen. Local audiences are notorious for giving standing ovations to anything in this town, but on the night I attended, most stayed seated. If Grease is the word, that word is, unfortunately, ho-hum. nancySTETSONnstetson@floridaweekly.com Grease>>Where: The Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers >>When: through Aug. 18 >>Cost: $27 $51 ($18 for children 18 and younger) >>Information: 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com COURTESY PHOTOSAbove: The Burger Palace. Below: The cast performing Born to Hand-Jive. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 19-25, 2012 C9 PUZZLE ANSWERS GIVINGIs it too late to send me to camp?Summer is in full swing and it seems everywhere I look there are signs of kids in summer camps. Parenting blogs are overflowing with words of advice for parents who are coping with kids who are miles away at sleep-away camps, and I never get tired of reading the funny letters that distressed campers are sending their parents. My three kids never went to sleep-away camps, but they did know that we wanted them to try new things at local camps during their breaks from school. In our family, we have always viewed camps as an opportunity for our kids to discover new interests, step out of their comfort zones, make new friends and just have a really great time. Thanks to my kids involvement in summer programs, I have had the chance to learn more about a few of the camps in our region, but this year, through my work at the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, I have had the opportunity to learn more about the amazing day camps that our local nonprofits organize for the kids in our community. In a search of local camp databases, I was amazed to see how many of our nonprofits are engaging students in fun, challenging and compelling programs this summer. These are the same nonprofits that work tirelessly throughout the year to educate and care for the kids in our community, but in the summer they develop programs that greatly enrich the lives of families in Southwest Florida. Last week I had the opportunity to visit the Bonita Springs YMCA where hundreds of kids seemed to be having the time of their lives. One of the counselors explained that I had just missed the whipped cream pie-eating contest and I was secretly heartbroken that I could not join in the fun. Weeks earlier, I had been a guest at the Sanibel Sea School where kids were pouring into a cool beach bungalow to learn all they could about the ocean and to hear legends of the sea. On my visit to Naples Botanical Garden, kids were racing around with solar kites and building solar powered machines. Local arts organizations are putting on studentled productions, and camps designed to spark an interest in the environment are challenging and influencing future scientists. None of my visits to these nonprofits were specifically scheduled to expose me to their camps; it has just turned out to be an invigorating backdrop to many of my meetings and interactions at the organizations. All of the nonprofit staff seem genuinely invigorated by the all of the extra buzz and activity that the camps create. One executive director said, No matter what kind of day I am having, it is impossible for me not to smile when I visit the campers. I wonder if it is too late for me to go to camp? Just the thought of it makes me smile. If your child has had a great camp experience at a local nonprofit, I would love to hear about it at iamlistening@ floridacommunity.com The Southwest Florida Community Foundation has been supporting the communities of Lee, Charlotte, Glades, Hendry and Collier counties since 1976. With assets of more than $60 million, the Community Foundation has provided more than $50 million in grants and scholarships to the communities it serves. For more information, call 2745900 or visit www.floridacommunity. com. c m c t e S i sarahOWENPresident and CEO, Southwest Florida Community Foundation Get Florida Weekly delivered to your mailbox for only$3195*PER YEAR*Rates are based on standard rate postage. A one-year in-county subscription will cost $31.95 to cover shipping and handling. Call for out-of-county and out-of-state postage and pricing options. Subscribe online at www.FloridaWeekly.com or Call 239.325.1960
CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Stepping back from a relationship problem provides a new perspective on how to deal with it. Meanwhile, watch your words. Something said in anger now could backfire later. LEO (July 23 to August 22) A changing situation makes the Big Cat uneasy. But hold on until things settle down around the 4th. Meanwhile, continue your good work on that stillunfinished project. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A decided improvement in a workplace situation results in an unexpected, but very welcome, added benefit for everyone. Personal relationships also improve. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Money matters remain a bit unsettled but soon will ease into the kind of stability you appreciate. Meanwhile, an expanding social life offers a chance to make new friends. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Use an unexpected roadblock in your monetary dealings to reassess your financial plans and make changes, if necessary. It soon will be smooth sailing again. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Aspects of love are strong for both single and paired Sagittarians. Professional dealings also thrive under the Sags clever handling of difficult situations. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Set a realistic goal and follow it through to completion. Remember: Youre more likely to impress the right people with one well-done job than with lots of jobs left undone. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) You like to plan ahead. Thats fine. But be prepared to make some changes because of an unsettled period that influences your aspects through the 4th. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A brief phase of instability affects your usual work cycle. Use the time to catch up on chores around the house or office. Things settle down soon after the 4th. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A turn in a relationship upsets the amorous Arian, who is puzzled by Cupids romantic antics. Be patient and considerate. The confusion soon will sort itself out. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Its a good time for travel-loving Taureans to take off for fun-filled jaunts to new places. And dont be surprised if Cupid tags along for what could be a very eventful trip. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You appear to be of two minds about continuing a relationship that seems to be riding roughshod over your emotions. A frank talk could help you decide one way or the other. BORN THIS WEEK: You love being the center of attention and probably would be a big success in show business. SEE ANSWERS, C9 SEE ANSWERS, C9012 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. 012 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. PUZZLES HOROSCOPES SIXFOOTERS 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: www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 19-25, 2012 Pottery as Art 1 ACRE INDOOR/OUTDOOR GALLERY OF POTTERY FROM AROUND THE WORLD! PLANTERS, EXOTIC FOUNTAINS, MEXICAN TALAVERA & MEXICAN CLAY POTTERY A WIDE VARIETY OF SIZES, COLORS AND FUNCTIONS FOR YOUR POOL DECK, LANDSCAPING NEEDS OR INDOOR DECORATING 27570 Old 41 Road 10 % OFF OR $ 20 OFF
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC12 WEEK OF JULY 19-25, 2012 475 Seagate Drive, Naples, FL 34103 | waldorfastorianaples.com Sleepover.*Valid until September 30th. Subject to availability. Taxes and resort charge are in addition.This summer, save and play at the Waldorf Astoria Naples. As a Collier or Lee County resident, book and stay by September 30th and receive a preferred rate of $129 per night* with self-parking included. For more information and reservations, please call 888.722.1269 and request code plocal. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The Hunger and Homeless Coalition of Collier County hosts its annual Welcome Home dinner beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Hilton Naples. The evening serves as the coalitions major fundraiser of the year. Proceeds help advance the mission to facilitate solutions to prevent and end hunger and homelessness by coordinating services throughout the county. For more information, call 263-9363 or visit www.collierhomelesscoalition.org. The Stiletto Sprint to benefit the Garden of Hope & Courage and Susan G. Komen for the Cure-SWF takes place Saturday, Oct. 20, along Fifth Avenue South. The fun begins at 4:30 p.m., and although the race is only 500 feet long, but it delivers miles of amusement as men and women, young and old, make a dash dressed in pink from head to toe and wearing heels of all heights. For details and registration, visit www. komenswfl.org. The ladies-only Little Black Dress Garden Party to benefit the Garden of Hope & Courage is set for Tuesday, Feb. 26. The evening begins with cocktails, hors douevres and a silent auction in the garden on the downtown campus of NCH and continues with dinner in motion at numerous Naples restaurants. For reservations or more information, contact Amy Lane at 437-6697 or amy@ gardenofhopeandcourage.org. Magic Under the Mangroves, the annual gala for the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, is set for Thursday, March 7, on the grounds at the Conservancy Nature Center. Jeannie Smith is the 2013 chairwoman, and Northern Trust returns as presenting sponsor. Details about tickets and reservations are TBA and will be posted at www. conservancy.org/magic. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation-Suncoast Chapter hosts its annual black-tie Hope Gala on Saturday, March 2, at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. The 2013 event will honor David Collar for his ongoing dedication to JDRF as well as to the community. JDRF is the leading global organization focused on Type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. For more information, call 5912825 or visit www.jdrf.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, SUMMER SPECIALSBUY 1, GET 1 HALF PRICE: Upcoming Live Entertainment Cruise Tuesday, July 24thSounds of Sinatra 7:00pm 9:00pm 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!
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Hosted by American icon Debbie Reynolds, each of the 10, 60-minute Senior Prom episodes will be filmed at locations around Naples and in Hollywood. Four Naples women and four men have been cast in Senior Prom. They are Margaret Beavers, 75; Elaine Hankin, 73; Lucille Bloom, 82; Billie Hazelbaker, 84; Ralph Hazelbaker, 84; Ray Marasco, 72; Dan Spensieri, 80; and Jack Sauer, 77. Senior Prom follows the contestants as they prepare to perform their dance and focuses on the training, coaching and practice with their award-winning Broadway legend coaches/partners. The Broadway legends are: Donna McKechnie (Tony winner A Chorus Line) Andrea McArdle (Broadway's original Annie) Lee Roy Reams (Tony nominee 2nd Street) Jane Lanier (Tony nominee Jerome Robbins Broadway) Scott Wise (Tony winner Jerome Robbins Broadway) Rex Smith (Broadway, TV and recording star) Jane Summerhays (Tony nominee Me and My Girl) Robert LaFosse (Tony nominee Jerome Robbins Broadway) Senior Prom culminates at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, in a live audience event at the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts, where the finale will be taped and each senior will perform his or her dance for family, friends and the Naples community. Audience members are encouraged to attend in prom attire to share in the spirit of this unforgettable event. Finale tickets are available online at www.thephil.org. Ticket pricing: $50; $100; and $250. $250 level includes access to VIP preand post-show events, as well as a private Senior Prom reception with host Debbie Reynolds. Phil board member honoredPhilharmonic Center board member Timothy H. Ubben, a 1959 gra duate of DePauw University, is the recipient of the Ernest T. Stewart Award for Alumni Volunteer Involvement. Presented by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, the Stewart Award is the highest honor CASE gives to volunteer alumni. Recipients are recognized for exceptional overall service to their alma maters. Mr. Ubben, the founder of Lincoln Capital Management, has served on the Phils board since 2006. He is chairman of the Phils advancement committee, serves on the finance and investment committee, the nominations and governance committee and the strategic planning committee. In addition, Mr. Ubben founded the Chicago Posse in 1999, has served on the national board of directors of the Posse Foundation since 2004, and was honored as a Posse Star in 2009. He also serves as a director of the Boys and Girls Club of Collier County. We enjoy tremendous leadership on our board, said Philharmonic Center CEO and President Kathleen van Bergen. Our philanthropic volunteers give generously of their time and energy and we applaud Mr. Ubben for his contributions to this community and others.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC24 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 19-25, 2012 SOCIETY Purely You Spa sponsors Wake Up NaplesWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com.Leo and Karen Kohler, Christine and Mike Dike Encore Bank hosts downtown Naples open house Pet Miller, Ana Guerra-Thompson and Bill Blevins Robert Frailey and Cristina Bobrek 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 1 Sarah Wagner, Renee Walsh, Jennifer Alvarez and Chelsea Alsgaard 2 Julie Edmister, Reagen Rodriguez and Jeni Neuman 3 Renee Thigpen and Amanda de Fiebre 4. Joseph Schmidt and Mike Reagen 5. Keith WalkerJoseph Modzeleski and Melanie DesrosiersBOB RAYMOND / FLORIDA WEEKLY
41 Bonita SpringsNaplesImmokalee RoadOld U.S. 41Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Blvd. Davis BlvdAirport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Rattlesnake Hammock Road Vanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Park Shore Dr.Goodlette Frank RoadLivingston Road 5th Ave. Florida Weeklys Restaurant Guide1 BAY HOUSE RESTAURANT799 Walkerbilt Road Naples, FL 34110 239.591.3937 www.bayhousenaples.com2 BUCCA DI BEPPO8860 Tamiami Trail N. Naples, FL 34108 239.596.6622 www.buccadibeppo.com3 AGAVE SOUTHWESTERN GRILL2380 Vanderbilt Beach Road Naples, FL 34109 239.598.3473 www.agavenaples.com4 CALISTOGA BAKERY & CAF7941 Airport Pulling Road Naples, FL 34109 239.596.8840 Or 1860 Tamiami Trail N Naples, FL 34102 239.352.8642 www.calistogacafe.com5 SHULAS STEAK HOUSEAt the Hilton Naples & Towers 5111 Tamiami Trail North Naples, FL 34103 239.430.4999 www.donshula.com6 NOODLES ITALIAN CAF & SUSHI BAR1585 Pine Ridge Road Naples, FL 34109 239.592.0050 www.noodlecafe.com7 ROSEDALE PIZZA1427 Pine Ridge Road Naples, FL 34109 239.325.9653 www.rosedalepizza.com8 TAVERN ON THE BAY489 Bayfront Place Naples, FL 239.530.2225 www.tavernonthebay.net9 VERGINAS700 5th Avenue South Naples, FL 34102 239.659.7008 www.verginarestaurant.com10 RIVERWALK AT TIN CITY1200 5th Ave South Naples, FL 239.263.2734 www.riverwalktincity.com11 THE DOCK801 12th Ave South Naples, FL 239.263.2734 www.dockcraytoncove.com12 JASONS DELI2700 Immokalee Road Naples, FL 239.593.9499 www.jasonsdeli.com13 SAM SNEADS OAK GRILL & TA VERN8004 Lely Resort Blvd. Naples, FL 239.793.6623 www.samsneadslely.com 8 5 9 11 10 6 2 4 7 3 1 13 12
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BP International Rights Holdings Inc. 2012 ("BPIRH"). All Boston's the Gourmet Pizza trademarks are owned by BPIRH and are duly licensed by Boston Pizza Restaurants, LP in the United States.$10 OFF$40 PURCHASE15 % OFFTAKE OUT ANYTIME 4270 E TAMIAMI TRAIL 4270 E TAMIAMI TRAIL www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC26 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 19-25, 2012 PAST REPASTSHere are some capsule summaries of previous restaurant reviews:Agave Southwestern Grill, 2380 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples; 598-3473 A blend of Northern Mexican and American Southwestern cuisines, Executive Chef Thomas Riemans menu puts a sophisticated spin on humble, homespun food the likes of which hasnt previously been seen in Southwest Florida. Brought to us by the folks behind Angelinas Ristorante in Bonita Springs, Agave is a great concept executed with panache. The restaurant pays tribute to the agave plant with 200 varieties of tequila, which can be ordered in flights so you can compare; for those less inclined to take it straight, there are delicious fruit-and-herb-infused margaritas. Tortillas are pressed in house, and sumptuous guacamole is turned out tableside with your choice of ingredients such as roasted garlic, queso fresco and bacon. From a quickly marinated seafood ceviche to a slowly simmered poblano mole, dishes highlight flavorful ingredients and skillful cooking while never sacrificing authenticity. We only scratched the surface of the far-reaching menu and eagerly await a chance to return. Reservations are strongly recommended. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed October 2011Albertos on Fifth, 868 Fifth Ave. S., Naples; 430-1060 With its menu of Northern Italian cuisine not the heavy, marinara-drenched fare that dominates Italian restaurants in Southwest Florida Albertos is a breath of fresh air. Chef-owner Alberto Varetto hails from Torino and presided over the kitchen of the venerable Sale e Pepe on Marco Island for more than 10 years. Youll find no mass-produced pasta here. Only freshly made ribbons of pappardelle and taglierini are good enough to be laced with Varettos ragouts; only hand-folded envelopes of agnolotti, raviolini and tortelloni are worthy of being stuffed with meats, cheeses and herbs. Flavor pairings such as plump sea scallops with lush lobster sauce and sweet onion confit, and salt y prosciutto with sweet roasted pears and peppery baby arugula, are well conceived. If the todie-for taglierini with pesto and copious amounts of jumbo lump crabmeat is a fair indication, the fresh pasta dishes are not to be missed. Because the portions of each course were so reasonable, we left feeling fully satisfied but not stuffed and eager to revisit. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed April 2012The Fish House, 4685 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs; 495-5770 Dont judge this one by the weatherworn face it presents to Bonita Beach Road. Whats beyond the ho-hum faade is a fetching view of the tranquil back bay waters, an ultra-casual atmosphere, cheerful servers and a simple, well-executed menu. If you like your seafood simply grilled, broiled, blackened or fried, then paired with homey sides like hush puppies, fries and slaw, theres plenty to choose from. I particularly like that the menu offers several heart-healthy dishes. I can recommend the steamed clams, the coconut shrimp basket and, my personal favorite, grouper tacos. The Jamaican jerk tuna was good, too, lightly grilled so the interior was rare but with a lively assortment of seasonings forming the crust. Homemade Key lime pie wasnt bad, either. Service was good throughout the meal. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed June 2011Noodle Saigon, 13500 Tamiami Trail North, Naples; 598-9400 For an inexpensive but excellent Vietnamese feast, head straight to Noodle Saigon. The 12-page menu might be intimidating at first, but the friendly servers are happy to help newcomers sort through it. Its hard to go wrong here. On my most recent visit, I enjoyed savory asparagus crabmeat soup, shrimp paste on sugar cane, steamed rice crepe with grilled pork, shrimp summer rolls, clams with black bean sauce and the restaurants heavenly version of rare beef pho. For dessert, we followed our servers suggestion and tried a tasty mix of mashed avocado, sweetened condensed milk, ice, lime, sugar and mint. The combination resembled Italian water ice and was a great end to a terrific meal. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed May 2011 Swan River Seafood Restaurant and Fish Market, 3741 Tamiami Trail N., Naples; 403-7000 North meets South at Swan River, which has been serving the best of New Englands catch beside the treasures of Southwest Florida waters for a decade. It captures the spirit of the Cape, with its nautical blue and white interior, oars and shutters on the walls and menu offerings of whole belly clams, broiled scrod and lobster rolls. From the South, try Florida stone crab claws (in season), gulf grouper and Southern oysters. Appetizers of fried oysters and steamed clams proved that the kitchen has mastered varying cooking methods. And you wont find food buried under piles of fruity salsas and painted with colorful drizzles of infused oil or creamy coulis; its seafood cooked simply in order to showcase the quality of the main ingredient. Nowhere was that more evident than with the Maine gray sole, which was broiled to perfection with only white wine, lemon and butter enhancing the delicate flavor of the fish. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed April 2012 Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor If you live and breathe the game of golf, youre bound to hunger for more than a few birdies. www.samsneadslely.com OAK GRILL & TAVERN AT LELY RESORTVisit Us Today! Visit Us Today! OAK GRILL & TAVERN AT LELY RESORT OAK GRILL & TAVERN AT LELY RESORT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC $5.00 O with purchase of $15 or more*not valid with any other discounts. 18% gratuity added before discount. Expires 7/31/12. $10.00 O with purchase of $30 or more*not valid with any other discounts. 18% gratuity added before discount. Expires 7/31/12.
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 19-25, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 Wheres a good place to eat on the beach? Its one of the most frequently asked questions when company comes to town. And its one of the hardest to answer because, despite our generous coastline, there are so few places to eat that are just steps away from sand and surf. And finding one with decent food is about as uncommon as stumbling across a perfectly intact junonia washed up on the beach. One of Southwest Floridas oldest sandscoured institutions, Docs Beach House in Bonita Springs isnt likely to win any culinary contests or rave reviews. Its food can be hit and miss and its menu may vary depending on the vagaries of supply or the competency of the pantry keeper. But it does have several things in its favor: convenience for beachgoers who can bop in for breakfast, lunch or dinner without bothering to get cleaned up; a terrific view of the Gulf of Mexico from upstairs; and relatively inexpensive food considering its prized real estate. Considering all that, this modest, casual restaurant established in 1987 is good enough for a daytime beach break or sunset drink and nosh. And summer is a good time for locals to go because the place is mobbed in season (I know from past experience). Like many such touristy spots, Docs does things its own way and doesnt apologize for it. No reservations, no credit cards and no parking well, its strictly valet because the attached lot is tiny and tight. (You can park next door at the public beach lot, but its not free.) We arrived fairly early on a weeknight and had no trouble getting a table right away. The ground floor has a low-ceilinged cottage feel with plenty of windows, but the view is better upstairs in the sports bar and the menus the same there. The dcor up there is mostly sports and beer paraphernalia, and the music is totally s. The high-top tables closest to the gulf-facing windows are packed in pretty closely, naturally, but our server didnt seem to have any trouble maneuvering through the maze. Cold beers seemed to be in order on this hot day. We had Sam Adams drafts served in small plastic cups; the pour size was chintzy for $5.75 a cup about 10 ounces. Wines by the glass are house brand ($5.75) or Kendall-Jackson ($9); a separate bottle list is available, but we didnt see it. While we were considering appetizer options, our friendly, efficient server mentioned that they were out of clams and crabs. After renegotiating, we settled on conch fritters ($8.49) and fried calamari ($7.49). Most of the options are typical fried bar food mushrooms, zucchini, jalapeno poppers, mozzarella. Presumably, many people come here and have a pitcher of beer and a couple of apps and call it a day. The tennis-ball-sized fritters were a poor representation of this tropical staple, consisting mostly of breading flecked with flavorless bits of red and green pepper and very little conch. If they had been rolled smaller, the ratio wouldnt have seemed so out of proportion. As it was, it was like eating huge mouthfuls of fried breading. Comparatively, the calamari was better. The rings were tender, not rubbery, and the breading light and crisp. I also liked the garlic-laced marinara that came with them for dipping. The foam plates and plastic forks may turn off some folks. One dish did come with actual silverware; apparently if you order a plate as opposed to a basket you dont get plastic. The menu is very family oriented, with everything from grilled cheese and fried egg sandwiches to half-pound burgers and a New York strip steak. Docs Chicago-style pizza apparently is a big enough draw that the owners opened a separate pizzeria down the road a while back. At the Beach House, its only served after 4 p.m. and takes a minimum of 40 minutes, so youd better not be starving when you order. We stuck with seafood, which makes up a large portion of the menu. The grouper sandwich basket ($12.49) was a good deal for the price. The fillet was larger than the bun, and it was fresh tasting and perfectly broiled (also available grilled, fried, blackened or lemon-garlic seasoned). It came with plentiful hot, crisp french fries and cole slaw with mushy cabbage (mine was off-puttingly warm, but my companions was chilled). The grilled mahi-mahi plate ($15.49) also contained an impeccably cooked, generous fillet. Moist and flaky, the fish was simply seasoned with salt and pepper, which let the natural flavor shine. The steamed beans and carrots he chose as a side were tender-crisp not overcooked at all (no small feat in a casual beachfront shack). Another surprise was the Key lime pie ($5.49), which our server said came from Sysco; it was better than most prefab desserts. The thick filling struck the appropriate tart note, and the graham-cracker crust tasted b uttery. A slice of cheesecake ($5.49), on the other hand, was run of the mill. The bottom line: Visitors may not patronize Docs for the food, but its a decent choice when youre determined to dine on the beach. Send items to email@example.com. Docs Beach House>> Hours: 11 a.m. to midnight daily >> Reservations: Not accepted. >> Credit cards: Not accepted cash only. >> Price range: Appetizers, $3.99-$13.49; entrees, $5.49-$18.99. >> Beverages: Beer and wine served. >> Specialties of the house: Seafood and pizza >> Volume: Low off-season >> Parking: Valet parking required. >> Website: www.docsbeachhouse.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 27908 Hickory Blvd., Bonita Springs; 992-6444SuperbNoteworthyGoodFairPoor drewSTERWALD firstname.lastname@example.org Conch fritters are mostly breading.DREW STERWALD / FLORIDA WEEKLYA perfectly broiled grouper sandwich comes with french fries and cole slaw. The Key lime pie is better than average. CUISINEOff-season best time to hit Docs Beach House
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