Olympic readsTitles to check out during and after the Games. C1 www.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. IV, No. 44 FREE WEEK OF AUGUST 9-15, 2012 OPINION A4 PROFILE IN PARADISE A6 HEALTHY LIVING A18 PETS OF THE WEEK A22 NETWORKING B8, 9, 24 REAL ESTATE B11 OPEN HOUSE MAP B30 PUZZLES C10 FILM REVIEW C11 ANTIQUES C14 SOCIETY C22-24 CUISINE C26-27 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes App Store. INSIDE A perfect fitSuiting up to make strides against breast cancer, and more fun around town. C22-24 Business lunchThree martinis have been replaced by noon-hour workouts. B1 Undercover HistorianRob Storters drawings and notes depict days long gone in the Everglades. A15 Its over! (Federal government spokesman, 2009.) Its over. (Various university economists, 2010.) Its over. (Various media outlets, 2010-2011.) Make note: As of July, 2012 along the southwest coast, the real estate crisis really is over, judging by the numbers at least in sizeable pockets and prominent towns, especially in Collier and Lee counties. Up? LAND EXPERTS SEE GROWTH IN COLLIER COUNTY; BELIEVE MARKET IS ON REBOUNDSEE REBOUND, A8 Whats happened is that opportunistic buyers of all kinds have come out of the woodwork to stake their claims on discounted land in Southwest Florida. Randy Thibaut Land Solutions Inc. BY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ oridaweekly.com Single-family home permits issued July 2011June 2012: 815 permits 23.5%260 permits 7.1%1,319 permits 29.9%Collier Lee Charlotte(Note: Sources include the Community Development offices of Collier and Lee Counties, the Charlotte County Building Department and Land Solutions Inc.) WhatsYou drive to the end of the world, and then you keep going. Thats how Jeff Rowley described the trip out to his house in Golden Gate Estates. The community stretches south and east of Naples, on and on into a semirural residential corner of Collier County where the yards are generously appointed with gently towering slash pine trees. This is the place where Mr. Rowley and his wife, Lynda, homeschool their daughters, Emily, 18, and Karalynn, 11. Its an educational choice that suggests an independent spirit, a do-it-yourself, handcranked method of raising children. For some it might also imply, along with where the Rowleys live, social isolation. But that is the most common misconception about homeschoolers, said parents whose schedules are filled with organizing field trips, academic fairs and extracurricular activities. Often, the inclination for homeschoolers to cram too many social activities into their kids days to make up for staying home can leave too little family time, said Mrs. Rowley. People think theyre not socialized, said Lee County resident Barbara Peden, who homeschools her 10-year-old son, Xander. It was my own concern, I admit it, but now I laugh out loud, at that thought, she says, because theres such an abundance of activities to partake in. Homeschoolers are preparing for a busy fall SEE HOMESCHOOL, A16 BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ oridaweekly.com
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Anna was born and raised on what would later become part of my grandparents big ranch, high in the Rockies. She lived in a slender glen or vale but those are European-English words. It was a draw, a cut, a gully, an arroyo knitted tight with aspens and pines. Black bears, coyotes, mountain lions, deer and elk, some jumpy cows once upon a time and a handful of ranchers nobody else has known that draw except the Ute Indians, who hunted it. She rests there still, winter and summer, buried just above the collapsing cabin, corrals and outbuildings her father once built. Sun and stars circle endlessly above her grave, while nations rise and fall below it. Already, a century has ticked by like a heartbeat since they laid her down. Anna died in childbirth, not much more than a child herself. I dont grieve for her, mostly. Instead, I grieve for her parents. The Eskelsons were homesteaders like my grandfather, only older. They had to lose their greatest treasure in those mountains. Meanwhile, we had to lose our AC in a thick thatch of days and nights butter ed hot by subtropical summer. Its a character-building experience, this living without air. In mere days, my children have grown more virtuous. Either that or theyre too hot to be less virtuous. I havent heard a single word of complaint from my sons, and none from my wife. But she never complains about anything. Late in the afternoon, the temperature in the house can climb above 90. Man it feels good, all of us dripping together toward evening. But not as good as it feels at night, when we drip toward morning while ceiling and floor fans purr self-importantly in the thick air, like Tampa-bound politicians. I relish the heat. Living this way, we learn the delicious nuances of a breeze as intimately as lovers learn the thrilling harmonies of a caress. Florida speaks to us personally now, in all five senses. Without AC, we can smell, taste, hear and feel things lost to people who (not unreasonably) put comfort in front of experience. Of course, we still have electricity. Neither Anna Rambo nor my grandmother, who raised seven children on that Colorado ranch, ever saw a spark of electricity when my mother and her sisters and brothers were young. Even in my youth, the heat for cooking and warmth at the ranch still came from wood and coal, and the nearest indoor plumbing was 30 miles away. None of this was difficult. My grandmother, who chopped wood in a flowerprint dress well into her 70s, luxuriated in her life, even if it was frequently uncomfortable. She had l ove, to st art with. And after she lost my grandfather he was killed at 71 chasing cows down a snow-slick slope on a horse that fell she traveled the world. Her children survived into very old age, including the ones who went to war. Difficulty, hardship and loss those cannot be defined as no electricity, or no AC. But what are they? Ive spent a lot of time recently with people who know the answer. These men and women have lost children to disease, to accident, to war. Somehow they remain generous, which is another way of saying they remain, if not happy, healthy. Their endurance, their quiet fortitude in the face of the burden they must now carry always, strikes me as the most extraordinary display of personal grace that Im ever likely to witness. In the state of loss, unlike in the states of Florida or Colorado, air-conditioning, electricity and comfort do not exist. People who have lost children, like people who have been to war, are backpackers ever after they carry weight that the rest of us cant imagine. And they will never get to put it down. There are other deep losses, too. I sat in his kitchen with my neighbor Chester Scheneman the other night talking around the edges of this subject the subject of loss. At 88, Mr. Scheneman can no longer live alone. He lost his wife, Virginia, several years ago, and last week he lost his home of 40 years. After a fall and a broken leg (he can only break one leg, since he lost the other), hed gone to physical therapy and assisted living for about eight weeks, before returning to celebrate a single, final evening in the house he loved. He wanted to lie in the bed hed shared with his wife just one more time, tucked under live oaks and the many citrus trees hed planted and cultivated. Wheelchair-bound, smiling broadly and taking visitors, he sat near a faded wall decoration inscribed with his own laconic Buckeye-to-Gator biography: I wasnt born here, but I got here as fast as I could, it announced. I think the hardest challenges you face come when youre old, Mr. Scheneman acknowledged, after I prompted him. Things can change, just all of a sudden. There was a sober pause. Well, he added, I dont even want to go there. That conversation was over. His smile bloomed again suddenly, the blue eyes above it as clear as light-splashed water. You all have things in a good solid place, it looks like. Youre doing fine, he concluded. Yes, Chet, we are. So we wont be complaining about losing the AC. The next morning, we watched Mr. Schenemans son drive him out of his gate for the last time, headed north. Now hes lost the Sunshine State forever, and weve lost him. And now, without a whisper of complaint, hes traveling that long hard road to someday. COMMENTARYLong hard road b t m T g t rogerWILLIAMSrwilliams@floridaweekly.com
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No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.325.1960 or visit us on the web at www.floridaweekly.com and click on subscribe today.One-year mailed subscriptions: $31.95 in-county$52.95 in-state $59.95 out-of-state TO THE EDITOR BY ANDREW MCELWAINESpecial to Florida WeeklyI am often asked when the new Conservancy Nature Center will open, and I am happy to share the news of where we are in the process of this $20 million undertaking. Pictures of our progress are available for viewing at www.conservancy.org. Instead of using traditional and costly energy methods, we are utilizing breakthrough technologies such as geothermal, solar and energy management systems. If we had not tried to be a model of stewardship and sustainability, we most likely would have completed many buildings by now. The recent good news is that the geothermal energy units are now installed and working. We are the first facility in all of Southwest Florida to power its heating and air conditioning entirely from groundwater. The cost savings are immense, but more importantly, its a demonstration project that I hope will inspire more organizations to make the switch. Florida Gulf Coast University has been in contact with our contractors. Reaching this milestone lays the groundwork for moving on with finishing touches in the von Arx Wildlife Hospital, the Dalton Discovery Center and the Allyn Family Lagoon and Boat Docks. Once those final touches are completed, we will be ready to schedule a plethora of inspections. To move the process along, I recently went to Tallahassee to meet with the state fire marshal and his staff to make sure that we dont experience any unreasonable delays relative to fire codes. Since then, the fire permit has been issued for the Allyn Family Lagoon and Boat Docks, which has passed its final inspection. The Dalton Discovery Center and von Arx Wildlife Hospital are subject to additional regulations and inspections. Because we are adding new animals to the Dalton Discovery Center 125 in all, including a juvenile loggerhead sea turtle the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission must approve the facility on top of the standard fire and county inspections. The wildlife hospital will have to undergo inspections by the Florida Board of Veterinary Medicine, something the old wildlife clinic did not require since we did not perform surgery or have a fulltime veterinarian there. To ensure the well-being of our wildlife patients, operations at the von Arx Wildlife Hospital cannot be phased in, and opening requires major coordination on the delivery of new equipment and animal relocation. We could have avoided additional regulation by slashing the number of animals on display in the Dalton Discovery Center, or by continuing to haul injured wildlife off-site for surgery instead of planning for it in the von Arx Wildlife Hospital. In the end, we decided the extra effort was worth the wait and the expense. Im certain our visitors will agree when they see what weve accomplished. With inspection dates at the mercy of multiple government agencies, I cannot announce specific opening dates. Conservancy members will be notified via e-mail as soon as we know, and the public can check our website and local media for updates as to when the first phase of our Nature Center transformation will be open for all to enjoy. In the meantime, thank you for your ongoing belief in us to do the right things to protect our water, land, wildlife and future. Andrew McElwaine is the president of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Contact him by calling 403-4209 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.In America, we are supposed to like constitutional rights. One would think that an organization that vigilantly and effectively safeguards a constitutional right would be honored as a kind of national jewel. Yet the National Rifle Association gets only obloquy. Its practically branded an accessory to murder whenever a lunatic shoots people. Its labeled a nefarious special interest that lobbies Congress into submission. Its all that is wrong with our system. No one can doubt the NRAs enormous clout. But the group comes about it the right way. It represents millions of members, including lots of union members and rural Democrats. Its supreme act of influence is defeating officeholders in free-and-fair elections. And its signature victory has been a sea change in public opinion on gun control. Its influence is a function of its success in the art of democratic persuasion. In short, the NRA won the argument. In 1959 Gallup found that 60 percent of people supported banning handguns. Now, Gallup doesnt even show majority support for banning assault weapons. The case for gun control collapsed on the lack of evidence for its central contention that tighter gun regulations reduce crime. Federal gun laws are unrestrictive. Forty-one states have right-to-carry laws, up from 10 in 1987. Some 80 million people own guns, and about 8 million have conceal-and-carry permits. Nonetheless, violent crime is at 40-year lows. If the proliferation of guns caused violence, the country would look like Mogadishu. The nations highest-profile champion of gun control is a mayor who presides over a metropolis where guns are basically prohibited and yet hundreds of people are killed by them each year. If that hasnt made New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg stop and think, nothing will. After the massacre in Aurora, Colo., Bloomberg and his allies rushed to plug their favorite gun-control ideas, evidently caring little whether the measures would have stopped James Holmes. Highly intelligent, methodical and determined to kill, Holmes the person constituted the elemental danger. Guns, even frightening-looking guns formerly banned by Congress, do not go on killing sprees on their own. By the standards usually set for our politics, the NRA is a model organization. We say we want people more involved in the process. The NRAs more than 4 million members are highly engaged. We say theres too much partisanship. Single-mindedly committed to its cause, the NRA endorsed about 60 House Democrats in 2010. And we say that we value the Constitution. Gun-control advocates, though, treat the Second Amendment like an inkblot (to borrow Robert Borks famous phrase for the Ninth Amendment). They consider it an unfortunate lapse by James Madison, a forlorn leftover from the 18th century. They were all duly shocked when the Supreme Court ruled, in its 2008 decision District of Columbia v. Heller, that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to bear arms. No one, during fair political weather or foul, has been as unstinting in its protection of that right as the NRA. For that, we should be grateful. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. o N i o o c richLOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly OPINIONThank you, NRA The von Arx Wildlife Hospital taking shape. COURTESY PHOTOSThe new gazebo in the Allen Family Lagoon.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 9-15, 2012 That welcome news comes almost six years after the recession started like a smoldering coal in a tinder box of inflated prices, weak loans, cheap refinancing, and greedy ambition. The numbers of new home-building permits issued by many local governments are up. Almost perversely, however, the number of new single-family home permits issued in the last year in Charlotte County declined 7.1 percent. The newest numbers lend a cautious but unmistakable optimism to the carefully weighed, educated opinions of builders, researchers and real-estate professionals here who earned degrees from the school of hard knocks. Theyve survived an extraordinarily persistent downtime to see a steady and strongly promising rise in new single-family and multi-family home building in the past year. Whats happened is that opportunistic buyers of all kinds have come out of the woodwork to stake their claims on discounted land in Southwest Florida, explains Randy Thibaut, owner of Land Solutions Inc. The company tracks and analyzes opportunities to buy and develop land for builders and developers from Naples to Sarasota. The pioneers like Lennar Homes, D.R. Horton or Stock Development have been very, very aggressive. Its a new mentality. Most of these are national home-building companies and they had stockpiled some cash as a result of tax refunds from the government from the previous years losses and they also had new equity partners eager to fund deals. So they started aggressively. Not only that, but the new-economy pioneers kicked off their game as decent foreclosure opportunities finally began to dry up, says Bob Knight, co-owner and vice president of Paul Homes, where both he and Gary Paul survived the recession by cutting the company to barebones and taking no salaries. Theres still a tremendous amount of cash on the sidelines, and Southwest Florida has been the poster child in how to properly absorb foreclosed properties, he notes. There are still a lot out there, but the absorption rate is more than the new construction rate, and new construction is starting to pick up. The only reason that happens is because decent foreclosed properties are not as common. That is a very good sign. And that sign is now showing in the numbers and the deals, as new developments and renewed developments both open their sales doors, especially in Collier and south Lee Counties. People are buying homes again. The interest rates are down, so its still a buyers market but were seeing a slight shift in certain areas and at certain price points, instead of 50 choices a buyer might have 20, now, observes Sally Masters, a property appraiser and brokers associate at Coldwell-Banker in Naples. If the choices include foreclosed properties no longer considered the cream of the crop, buyers are likely to consider entirely new creations. Consequently, for example, new single-family home permits issued to builders in Collier and Lee counties have jumped back to levels unseen since 2008. In June and July of that year, Collier officials issued 58 significantly more than in the months before or the years afterward. In contrast, by the end of June, 2012, they had already issued 114. Lee officials, meanwhile, issued 56 new single-family home permits in unincorporated parts of the county last month, as opposed to less than 40 in the same summer period four years ago. And the numbers in Lees urban communities ranged from astoundingly high in Fort Myers (83, versus only 12 in June four years ago), to dismal but showing some signs of life. In unincorporated Lehigh Acres once declared by The New Yorker Magazine and The New York Times as one of the most-damaged if not the worst-hit community in the United States by foreclosures and unemployment together the recovery is still comatose. But not dead. Lee County officials issued 13 permits for new single-family homes in the first two quarters of the year in Lehigh, after issuing only eight in the previous three years together.Inflating another bubble? All those figures were taken from the community development offices of each county and analyzed by Land Solutions Inc. Mr. Thibaut has become so excited that he wondered if another bubble of sorts was in the works. A little bubble, perhaps, that harkens back to the sober but steady and healthy pre-9/11 economy. In 2000 in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties, we were pulling about 10,000 building permits. In those days if you owned a home and sold it you might make your 10 percent a year you could pay your Realtor commission and put a little in your pocket. Then we went to the greed cycle and 45,000 permits in 2006. In 2008 in Lee, Collier and Charlotte, we pulled 1,000 permits at the most. People looked at their appraisals and freaked out. And now? And now were expecting that Lee, Collier and Charlotte will end up (the year) with somewhere around 4,000 to 4,500 permits. And by 2014 we might be back at 10,000, barring some catastrophe. Waving the caution flagMr. Thibauts optimism may have seemed more palatable as he sat overlooking the big water recently in a second-story model on stilts. There, hardwood floors gleamed with the reflected light of a bay burred with mangrove keys and stretching from the base of the building in Matlacha, south and west over Pine Island Sound and out to sea. But that could have been any waterfront, from Marco to Venice Beach, where recoveries always come first. Mr. Thibaut was lending the considerable research skills of his team to an Estero-based company, Coastal Land and Homes, for development of a waterfront property whose accordion history of values and sales suggests a microcosm of the coastal economy. It sold for $570,000 in 2003, then $2.7 million in 2005 (but with additional parcels), received permits in 20082009 for a boathouse, dock, pool and spa, and now comes with an appraised value of $687,887, according to the Lee property appraisers website possibly far below its real value. That a smaller developer is making such a move now is very promising, suggests Ms. Masters and others but banks remain the key to a more vigorous recovery. Currently, activity is fueled significantly by private money. Its a banking issue, she says. The builders are ready to build and have everybody lined up but if they cant get a loan, they cant move forward. If we could get the banking industry to loosen their strings and take a chance on smaller builders not just the GL Homes or Pulte who have cash on hand and can borrow wed grow stronger, faster. Its the smaller builders who employ the local architects and infrastructure people: They need help to get off the ground again. She is not alone in that opinion. Joe Cameratta, whose son, Nick Cameratta, now heads Cameratta Companies, concurs. (Ohiobased Cameratta now has sizeable high-rise and mixed-use projects in downtown Fort Myers, and a significant residential development at the Preserve at Corkscrew in Estero, among others.) The banks still arent lending, the elder Mr. Cameratta, now a consultant, notes. Everything were doing these days is with private entities. Until the banks make a collective decision to move forward, I dont think this recession is entirely over. There are pockets, yes, but the banks are still so risk-averse after what just happened that I dont see them anytime soon making loans in any number. To me, thats the number-one holdback in this economy. Any medium sized builder developer not publicly traded does not have access to capital. If youre a billionaire, youll get a loan. REBOUNDFrom page 1 Note: This approximate list of new home communities now planned or under construction reveals how much activity is taking place along the southwest coast. The list was compiled in part by Land Solutions Inc., which brokered some sales. >> Lantana at Olde Cypress Stock DevelopmentNaples: 64 acres, 122 planned oneand two-story single-family homes >> Bonita Lakes Toll Brothers Bonita Springs: 120 acres, 268 planned homes >> Preserve at Corkscrew Lennar & Pulte Estero: 441 single-family homes on 510 acres >> Riverstone GL Homes Naples: 286 acres, home from about 2,000 to about 5,000 square feet >> Sabal Bay Minto Communities Naples: 2,300 acres, 1,600 planned homes >> Treviso Bay Lennar Naples: 1,050 acres, roughly 1,000 planned homes >> Bonita Isles Minto Communities Bonita Springs: 85 acres, 220 homes >> Sandoval (Phase 3) Taylor Morrison Cape Coral: 577 lots >> Bella Vida Lennar Cape Coral (no other information available.) >> Orange Blossom Ranch Naples (no other information available.) >> Bent Creek Preserve Centerline Homes Naples: 138 acres, 450 planned dwelling units. >> Forum West Lennar Fort Myers: 706 acres >> Banyan Bay DR Horton Fort Myers: (No other information available.) VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYMark Price, Bob Gleason, Randy Thibaut, Michael C. Price and Douglas Meschko inspect a property on Matlacha. To me, thats the number-one holdback in this economy. Any medium sized builder developer not publicly traded does not have access to capital. If youre a billionaire, youll get a loan. If not, you aint getting no loan. Joe Cameratta
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Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating and settle in to enjoy the sounds of the Greatest Generation. Free admission and lunch for WWII veterans, Rosie the Riveters and their spouses; others pay regular Garden admission. Sunday, Aug. 12: Taps Across America begins at sunset at the WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C., and travels across the country to end at the Punch Bowl in Honolulu. The Naples celebration begins at approximately 7 p.m. around the south gazebo at Lowdermilk Park. All are welcome. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. For more information about either of the ab ove, call Keep the Spirit of 5 Alive local co-chairs Lois Bolin at 777-2281 or Myra Williams at 269-8074. Smart911 can enhance emergency responseBecause every second counts in an emergency, the Collier County Sheriffs Office and the Naples Police Department have partnered to implement Smart911, a database that allows citizens to create a secure safety profile of vital personal and household information, including medications, medical conditions and even photographs of each member of the household. Information about family pets can also be entered. The safety profile, with specific details that can help first responders save lives, will be displayed to the 911 operator immediately when an emergency call is placed. A profile also can give law enforcement officials immediate access to a photograph if a child goes missing. For the hearing-impaired, it can alert the call taker to initiate text messaging as a means of communication in an emergency. Individuals are responsible for signing up for Smart911. For more information, call Lt. John Barkley at 213-4874 or visit www.colliersheriff.org. Audition call for Seniors Got TalentDo you think youve got talent? Then nows the time to think about auditioning for Seniors Got Talent from 3-5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, in the Ispiri Community Room at Avow Hospice. We hope everyone who sings, dances, plays an instrument or has another special talent will try out, says Sally Watts of Home Instead Senior Care.Ms Watts is chair of the philanthropy committee of Cooperative Associates Marketing Elderly Options, a group of sales and marketing professionals who serve the senior community in Collier County. CAMEO is organizing the talent show. Those who make the cut at the upcoming auditions will perform in Seniors Got Talent on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 12, at Hodges University. Tickets will be $10, with proceeds benefitting organizations that serve local seniors. For more information or to schedule an audition, call Ms. Watts at 963-5542 or 596-2030. Seven locations open for early votingEarly voting for the Aug. 14 primary election ends on Saturday, Aug. 11. Any registered voter ready to cast a ballot in the primary can do so between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. at any of the following locations: Everglades City Hall, 102 Copeland Ave. N. Naples City Hall, 735 Eighth St. S. Collier County Supervisor of Elections Office in the Government Complex, 3295 Tamiami Trail E. Golden Gate Library, 2432 Lucerne Road Immokalee Library, 417 N. First St. Headquarters Library, 2385 Orange Blossom Drive Marco Island Library, 210 South Heathwood Drive Early voters must provide a valid photo ID with signature. Accepted photo IDs include: a current Florida driver license, a DHSMV-issued Florida ID, a U.S. Passport, a debit or credit card, military ID, student ID, retirement center ID, neighborhood association ID or public assistance ID. If the photo ID does not include the voters signature, the voter will be required to provide an additional form of identification with signature. Voters without the proper ID will be allowed to vote a provisional ballot. For more information, visit the website or call 252-8450 or visit www.colliervotescom. Gear up for AARP Driver Safety ClassThe next AARP Driver Safety Class led by instructor Greg Johnson is set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, at the Golden Gate Community Center. The class is designed to help drivers learn about new traffic laws, refresh their driving skills and reduce their risk for tickets and accidents. Drivers over age 55 might be eligible for a discount on auto insurance upon completion of the course. Registration is $12 for AARP members, $14 for others. Sign up by calling 732-5310.
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That means being accountable to the local school district for whatever curriculum they choose as a viable, legal route to high school graduation. The myriad choices can be daunting. There are hundreds of curriculums out there you can use, Mrs. Rowley said, even when it comes to basic courses in math, music, science, or language arts; some parents choose FCAT or other types of tests. Its kind of scary. Support groups such as the one she coordinates in the Collier County area, Southwest Florida Homeschooling Families; and Ms. Pedens group, based in Lee County, help parents sort through those decisions. There are roughly 150 families between the two all-inclusive groups. One of the first events of the fall for Gulf Coast Homeschool will be the Not Back to School Party! on Aug. 17 at a local pool. At the meeting at the Lehigh library last week, parents had the chance to pick up a wide variety of brochures on that and other information, such as for teacher discounts at Office Depot, or a print-out describing 49 different types of field trips, including to a farm, newspaper or water treatment plant. They learned about opportunities such as a local mom who is offering homeschoolers a French club this year, or the Edison & Ford Winter Estates homeschool program for kindergarten through sixth-grade students. The Rowley daughters both are volunteers at the Edison & Ford Estates in their spare time. They are also both ice skaters who practice at Germain Arena; although Karalynn, who is officially in sixth grade as of Aug. 1, is the more competitive skater. Karalynn has continued her studies through the summer, focusing on faithbased history lessons rooted in Christian beliefs about how God created the world. One of her favorite parts thus far is about how God created dinosaurs. Thats an education she wouldnt get in public schools, which teach a history based on science, including the theory of evolution. We do teach evolution as a theory, but we dont believe in evolution, Mrs. Rowley explained. Tailor-made educations, whether for religious or other reasons, are one of the reasons the Rowleys and other families homeschool their children. Parents also find the personal, one-on-one attention they are able to provide preferable to a classroom setting, want more control over their childrens environment, or werent happy with the quality of education at public schools. There were some things coming home that were religious or political, in first or second grade, if you can believe that, said Lehigh Acres resident Vivi Gonzalez, who has homeschooled her children, 8 and 10, for the last two years. (And) there was a bullying incident that was unsupervised. And that was the last straw for me personally. Homeschooling takes an extra organizational effort from parents, who are tasked with making ends meet as well as educating their children. Mr. and Mrs. Rowley say its fortunate they can both stay home. He was a Bonita Springs firefighter and paramedic until retiring last year to help his wife, who suffers from a nerve disorder that requires a pain management regimen and limits her ability to drive and do other activities. The Rowleys find the flexibility of homeschooling attractive. What I did for my older daughter didnt work for my younger daughter, Mrs. Rowley said. For some families, they use the same curriculum down the line for every child. The beauty of the homeschooling is you can change your curriculum midway if you want to. If its not working, you can always change it. Already at 11, Karalynn seems firmly committed to a career. I am going to be a firefighter like my dad, she said. But I also want to be an ice skater. Emily, the 18-year-old, is a high school senior although she and her younger sister, whose birthdays are a month apart in November and December, could pass for twins. Next May, Emily will graduate from high school with a personal party among friends. That will include families from the local homeschooling group her mother coordinates, as well as an official capand-gown ceremony at a yearly homeschooling convention that takes place in Orlando. Lately, Emily has been focusing on photography, but is leaving her future career plans undeclared for now. Shes a typical teenager. She doesnt know what she wants to do, Mrs. Rowley said. HOMESCHOOLFrom page 1 MAD Travel Inc. Eastern Caribbean Escape MAD Travel Inc. 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The continuing crisis Officials organizing a show for high school girls in June in Sherbrooke, Quebec, signed up a 20-year-old apprentice hypnotist to perform, but by the end of his session, he had failed to bring all of the entranced girls out of their spells, including one who was so far under that the man had to summon his mentor from home (an hours drive away) to come rescue her. The mentor, Richard Whitbread, quickly rehypnotized her and then snapped her out of it with a stern voice, according to a Canadian Broadcasting Corp. News report. He noted that his protege is a handsome young man, which might have unduly influenced the girls. Christianity has grown in acceptance recently in Ratanakiri province, Cambodia, according to a June report in the Phnom Penh Post, as up to 80 percent of the population has given up the traditional Theravada Buddhism (mixed with animism) as too demanding. According to local officials, traditional priests typically prescribe expensive offerings, such as a slaughtered buffalo, as the price of improving a relatives health. Said one convertee, with the money saved using Western medicine instead of traditional sacrifices, she was able to build a house for her family. According to a June lawsuit by a former student, Western Nevada Colleges course in human sexuality was so overthe-top that it might be described as a collection of instructor Tom Kubistants erotic fantasies about college-age kids. Among Mr. Kubistants demands, according to K.R., were keeping a masturbation journal (and ramping up the activity to twice the students pre-course level), disclosing ones uninhibited sexual fantasies that in some cases were described by the instructor to the class at large, and conducting discussion groups on the uses of sex toys and lubricants. By the fifth week, K.R. claimed, Mr. Kubistant had abandoned his schedule of topics and begun to dwell extensively on the female orgasm. Mr. Kubistants instructions appear to fit the faculty handbooks definition of sexual harassment. Bright ideasRhesus monkeys have always posed delicate problems in India, where they are both revered (by Hindu law) and despised (for damaging property and roaming the streets begging for food). In Delhi, the rhesus population has grown dramatically, aided by the Hindus who feed them, and streets and private property are increasingly fouled. However, Amar Singhs business is good. He owns 65 langurs (apes much more vicious than rhesus monkeys) and, for the equivalent of about $200 per month, periodically brings one or two by a clients house to urinate in the yard so that the rhesus monkeys will steer clear. Family values Alleged drug dealer Jesus Pepe Fuentes, 37, was arrested in Chicago in May after his mother botched a heroin pickup for him. Mr. Fuentes, eager to catch a concert by the rapper Scarface, sent his mother instead to gather the 10-kilo drop. She collected the drugs, but the entire shipment was lost when she failed to use a turn signal and was stopped by police. Catherine Venusto, 45, was arrested in July and charged with breaking into the computer system of the Northwestern Lehigh School District in Pennsylv ania (where she formerly worked) and changing the records of her two children (and while at it, reading private e-mails of 10 school officials). Ms. Venusto allegedly switched a daughters F grade to M (for medically excused) and one grade of her overachieving son from 98 to 99. Movie scene come to lifeRomanian gang members have apparently been apprehended after a series of robberies during March, April and May that resembled a scene from a recent Fast and Furious movie. The gangs vehicle approaches the rear of tractor-trailers traveling at highway speed, and gangsters climb onto the hood, grab the 18-wheelers rear door, open it using specialized tools, and steal inventory, apparently without knowledge of the driver. In one video released by police in Bucharest, the gang members, after peering inside the trailer, decided to take nothing and climbed back out. NEWS OF THE WEIRDBY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE Earl & Thelma Hodges Month August 2012Please join Hodges Funeral Home at Naples Memorial Gardens to honor its founders and thank them for 50 years of philanthropy 1and service in Collier County. Everyone is invited!Saturday, August 18 4-7 p.m. at Hodges Funeral Home 525 111th Ave. N., Naples All month long, mention Hodges Funeral Home of Dignity Memorial and enjoy special Earl & elma Hodges rates at these ne establishments: Cocktails 4-5 p.m. Invocation and commendations 5-6 p.m. Musical interlude by members of the Naples Philharmonic OrchestraReception 6-7 p.m. RSVP required. Please call 597-3103. Valet parking Also in honor of Earl & elma Hodges Month: elmas ursdays NCH White Elephant ri Shop50 percent o most items. 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 9, 16, 23 and 30 2157 Pine Ridge Road Mr. Hodges and his grand nephew, Leslie King, serve as lunchtime celebrity burgermeisters, and diners will enjoy 50 cents o the price of every burger. Aug. 9, 16, 23 and 30 51 Ninth St. S. and 9331 Tamiami Trail N.Saturday, Aug. 11Mr. and Mrs. Hodges serve as honorary chairs of the Keep the Spirit of Alive breakfast celebrating all military veterans. 8-11 a.m. at the Hilton Naples Call 649-2300 for details about free breakfast.Friday, Aug. 31Mr. and Mrs. Hodges are the guests of honor at an ice cream social celebrating the founding of the Junior Deputies League of Collier County. 1 p.m. e Naples Depot Eat with Earl at Gyrene Burger
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 9-15, 2012 Report illustrates dangers of vitamins and supplementsIn a new report in its September issue and online at www.ConsumerReports.org, Consumer Reports identifies 10 hazards that might surprise the large swath of American adults more than 50 percent who take vitamins, herbs, or other nutritional supplements. Patients sometimes assume that supplements are safe because they are all natural, but not all supplements are truly natural. In fact, one of the greatest safety hazards to consumers involves supplements that have been spiked with prescription drugs or toxic metals, said Jose Luis Mosquera, M.D., medical adviser, Consumer Reports, and an internist who specializes in integrative health and medicine. Consumer Reports identifies 10 hazards distilled from interviews with experts, published research, and its own analysis of reports of serious adverse events submitted to the Food and Drug Administration, obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request. Here are some of the hazards discussed in the report, plus advice for staying safe: Supplements are not risk-free. More than 6,300 reports describing an excess of 10 ,300 serious outcomes, including 115 deaths and more than 2,100 hospitalizations, 1,000 serious injuries or illnesses, 900 emergencyroom visits, and some 4,000 other important medical events, streamed into the FDA from supplement companies, consumers, health-care providers, and others between 2007 and midApril 2012. CR notes that the reports by themselves dont prove that supplements caused the problems, but the raw numbers are cause for concern. Search the FDAs website at www.fda. gov for warnings, alerts, or voluntary recalls involving a supplement you are thinking of taking. If you suspect youre having a bad reaction to a supplement, tell your doctor. Some supplements are really prescription drugs. According to Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D, director of the FDAs Division of Dietary Supplement Programs, dietary supplements spiked with prescription drugs are the largest threat to consumer safety. Many recalled products have the same or similar active ingredients as prescription drugs such as sildenafil (Viagra), tadalafil (Cialis) and sibutramine (Meridia, a weight-loss drug that was removed from the market in 2010 because of evidence that it increased the risk of heart attacks and strokes). Others contained synthetic steroids. You can overdose on vitamins and minerals. Unless your health-care provider tells you that you need more than 100 percent of the recommended daily intake of a particular nutrient, you probably dont. Megadoses of the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K can cause problems, and even some standard doses may interfere with certain prescription medicines. You cant depend on warning labels. For one thing, the FDA doesnt require them on supplements with one important exception, iron. Make sure your doctor or pharmacist knows what supplements and prescription drugs you are taking or thinking of taking. Heart and cancer protection: not proven. Omega3 pills and antioxidants are widely thought to reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer, respectively, and millions of women take calcium to protect their bones. But recent evidence casts doubt on whether those supplements are as safe or effective as assumed. The report notes that the widely held view that fish-oil pills help prevent cardiovascular disease hit a snag when a study of 12,500 people with diabetes or prediabetes and a high risk of heart attack or stroke found no difference in the death rate from cardiovascular disease or other outcomes between those given a 1-gram fish-oil pill every day and those given a placebo. These findings were published in a June 11, 2012, issue of New England Journal of Medicine online report. Consumer Reports also notes a recent blow against calcium supplements by German and Swiss researchers who followed almost 24,000 adults for an average of 11 years. They found that regular users of calcium supplements had an 86 percent increased heart-attack risk compared with those who didnt use supplements, as reported in the June 2012 issue of the Journal Heart. Lay off the antioxidant supplements and reduce your cancer risk safely by quitting smoking, avoiding excessive alcohol, and eating a healthy diet that includes plenty of fruit, vegetables, nuts, legumes and whole grains. HEALTHY LIVINGGood things cooking in the downtown NCH kitchenJohn McGirl, our chief human resources officer, and I were treated recently to a tour of one of the highlights of our latest Joint Commission review our downtown kitchen. The commission nurse preceptor surveyor declared our downtown kitchen staff and the entire food preparation process as the best kitchen she has inspected in 7 years. Evelyn Vance, our director of food and nutrition, said this was one of two excellent inspections she has had in her career. The dietary staff prepared long and hard for this rigorous review, with Barbara Hauston and Anita Martinez coming in on weekends for months to do deep cleaning. It all paid off with the stellar inspection. Our tour guide was Donna Dicola, food and nutrition patient services manager. Denise Lolesar and Johnny Joseph were the cooks on the line that day, serving about 200 inpatients for lunch in an hour (the kitchens inpatient serving capacity is 360380 in season. Simultaneously, about 2,000 meals are served in the cafeteria at the traditional three meal times with a fourth serving for the night team from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. Chefs Ron Mahon, John Hart Arben Tasho and their kitchen colleagues prepare all the great food we enjoy daily. Trinidad De La Rosa and Arben Ruka in the wet room draw the tough assignment of washing the huge kettle cooking pots, getting ready for the next meal. Food service is a mammoth undertaking from understanding the scale and size of the freezers and refrigerators necessary to store enough food to get us through a hurricane, to handling equipment that can heat up a sauce to just the right temperature as confirmed by a probe thermometer, and keeping a sharp eye on the dates to ensure we only serve fresh food. Our North Naples kitchen parallels that of the one downtown in quality and capacity, making NCH arguably the largest food purveyor in the county. We are fortunate to have a long and excellent partnership with Sodexo Health Care Services to help us in this regard.What it means to be a nurse BY DONNA HIERTA, R.N.Special to Florida Weekly As a young girl, I collected statues of nurses and articles about becoming a nurse. I remember one nurse statue in particular that had on a blue dress, a white pinafore and a nurses cap. Years later, I wore a blue dress, a white pinafore and a nurses cap at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing. I had achieved my dream of being part of the nursing profession. The American Nurses Association defines nursing as the protection, promotion and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of the individuals, families, communities and populations. To me, nursing is a calling from God and an opportunity to make a difference in someones life. Registered nurses are capable of assessing the patients present condition, planning the care, implementing the plan, evaluating the outc ome and changing the plan accordingly. Every step of the way, nurses provide l ove, care, concern, compassion, commitment and competence. All walks of life are cared for by nurses the great and the small, the young and the old, the rich and the poor. There are limitless career opportunities in nursing, from inpatient or outpatient to informatics, forensics, military, case management, research, occupational health and many more. All areas have the advantages of portability as well as adjustable working schedules for those with obligations such as family and school. Due to ever-changing technology, nurses are essentially required to grow and learn daily. Three of the most common questions I hear about my chosen career are: How does someone become a nurse? Does it pay well? And, perhaps most important, Should I become a nurse? Although these questions are general and have very broad answers, Ill do my best to address each one. In order to become a nurse, one must graduate from a school of nursing. There are some hospital schools of nursing that offer diploma certificates; however, more common is the associate degree nurse with two to three years of college and the bachelor degree nurse with four to five years of college. There are also advanced-practice nurses, those with masters degrees who work either at the bedside in teaching or in various leadership roles. Doctoral degree nurses are at the top of the educational ladder. These nursing professionals earn either a Ph.D. or another doctoral degree and usually either teach, participate in nursing research or even practice as nurse consultants. A nurses salary is dependent on education, experience, position, geographic location and specific need. Despite the reliable employment and reasonable salary, my choice to pursue nursing was not driven by money, but SEE NURSE, A19 SEE WEISS, A19 allenWEISSallen.firstname.lastname@example.org Hierta
by a strong desire to help, give and care for others. As a director of nurses for Physicians Regional Healthcare System, I have diverse responsibilities and challenges every day. I might start an IV, conduct a staff meeting, wash someones hair, write a policy, attend a family conference, teach a class and ambulate a patient, all in one day. Over the course of my career, I have truly been blessed to be able to work with several very special nurses: The one who walked over to the pharmacy to buy hearing-aid batteries for a hearing-impaired patient, and the one who packed a lunch for a patients family members who sat vigil at the bedside and didnt always have money to eat. The nurse who went to Goodwill and bought clothes for a homeless patient who was soon to be discharged. Ive also been blessed to have been influenced by many wonderful mentors. They have taught me that when it comes to my staff, I must manage less and mentor more, to lead by example in order to get my staff engaged, and to teach the basics of providing care while also teaching how to create boundaries so to maintain a level-headed, logical mindset. The blue dress, the pinafore and the cap I wore as a young new nurse have been retired, but thats only because my uniform has changed. The hands and the heart that have nurtured many continue to give every day in the hopes of making a positive difference in someones life. Donna Hierta is director of medical surgical services at Physicians Regional-Pine Ridge. She can be reached at email@example.com.NURSEFrom page 18WEISSFrom page 18 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 9-15, 2012 NEWS A19 omas Quigley, M.D.Board Certi ed Eye Physician & SurgeonNaples Bonita Springs www.doctorquigley.comFREEEYE EXAMFOR NEW PATIENTS MIROMAR DESIGN CENTER 45 HOME FURNISHING STORESDesigned to DIne 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. 08080912-1763Copyright 2012, Miromar Development Corporation. Miromar Design Center is a registered service mark of Miromar Development Corporation.*Up to 40% off in select stores SALES EVENTUP TO DREAM DINING ROOMS ON DISPLAY ELEGANT TABLESCAPES FREE SEMINARSAUGUST 6 THRU AUGUST 31 9:30 A.M. 5:30 P.M.40% OFF!* Francesco Molon Casa Italia Design Showroom RSVP by Monday, August 13 online at MiromarDesignCenter.com. Call (239) 390-8207 for more information.Free Seminar Inspiring Dining Rooms & TablescapesGather around 12 unique dining room displays as the experts explain the newest choices in shapes, styles, colors and fabrics. Free refreshments. And our kitchen team doesnt rest on its laurels. Later this month, a hostess program will get under way, in which a hostess, with iPad in hand, will visit every patient three times per day to take their meal orders. We piloted this experience on 6N last summer; the resulting room service and courtesy scores climbed to 95 percent and 99 percent. No one at NCH seems to be resting on their laurels. Responding to last weeks column about efficiency, North Naples V. Jo Crandall, and Amber Mihalik, R.N.s, suggested reusing the plastic bags that hold medications and pulling the blinds, shutting off the lights and computers and adjusting the temperature in vacant patient rooms to save energy. Both are wonderful suggestions. From the kitchen to the ICU, NCH staff is proactive and responsive. Thats why our reputation for quality care continues to ascend, and why we are well positioned for whatever economic challenges confront us. Dr. Allen Weiss is the president and CEO of NCH Healthcare System. Planned Parenthood offers free workshop for expectant moms Planned Parenthood of Collier County offers The 3Ps, a free workshop about prenatal care, having a healthy pregnancy and parenting newborns. The next sessions are set for Wednesday, Aug. 22 (in English) and Wednesday, Aug. 29 (in Spanish). Both meet from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the education room at Planned Parenthood, 1425 Creech Road. Space is limited, and registration is required. Call 262-8923, ext. 316, to reserve a space. Among the other womens health services provided at the center are: routine physicals for women age 14 and older, breast exams, cervical cancer screening, HIV testing, fibroids evaluation, hormone replacement therapy, mammogram referrals, and testing and treatment for urinary tract and vaginal infections. For a complete list of services and information about appointments and payment, call the above number or visit www.plannedparenthood.org. #1 cause of tooth loss is gum/periodontal disease 80% of all adults have periodontal disease Periodontal Disease may be a contributing factor to: The Warnings Signs and flossing your teeth Dr. Piotrowski is a diplomat of the American Academy of Periodontology. He utilizes the latest techniques in the diagnoses and treatment of gum disease. of treating gum disease is a conservative Dr. Bradley Piotrowski, D.D.S., M.S.D.Helping You Keep Your Smile For A Lifetime Please visit www.NaplesDentistPractice.com Ask About Dental ImplantsThere is no substitute for keeping your own natural teeth in health and comfort for a life time if you know how and Dr. Piotrowski can show you how.PSM 2011 Periodontal FREESCREENING($140 VALUE)Hurry Offer Expires XX/XX/XXCall and Schedule Today! 8/17/12
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA20 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 9-15, 2012 On August 14th Please VOTE FOR:KAREN ELIZABETH MILLERFOR CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE Fighting for JusticeVisit my website at: www.karenelizabethmillerattorneyatlaw.comPolitical Advertisement Paid For By Karen Elizabeth Miller. NOP, for Circuit Judge, 20th Circuit, Group 9. Love That Dress! coming up for PACE Center for GirlsThe second annual Love That Dress! for PACE Center for Girls-Collier at Immokalee takes place Wednesday, Aug. 29, at the Waldorf Astoria Naples. VIP admission and shopping from 4-6 p.m. is $150; general admission from 6-9 p.m. is $25.Backstage Pass, a sneak peek fashion show to give fashionistas an idea whats in store in new and gently used dresses and handbags for the big sale, is set for Thursday, Aug. 16, at Waterside Shops. Tickets are $75. Tickets for the above two events are available at www.pacecenter.org/lovethat-dress-collier. For more information call event chair Nannette Staropoli at 676-9756 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. BERNADETTE LA PAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLYThe final Dress Collection Party leading up to Love That Dress! took place at the Shops at Naples Bay Resort. At right is Michelle Jones. NONPROFIT NEWSPull our your pumps and help decorate for the Stiletto SprintVolunteers for the Susan G. Komen of Southwest Florida invite men and women alike to help decorate Stiletto Sprint donation boxes from 5:30-8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, at the Inn on Fifth. The boxes, each topped with a dazzling, decorated stiletto shoe, will be placed in businesses along Fifth Avenue South throughout October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The third annual Stiletto Sprint takes place along the avenue on Saturday, Oct. 20. Everyone is welcome to help decorate. Dig deep in your closet for a pair of stilettos that have gone out of style and bring them to be embellished for placement on some donations boxes. The decorating party is not a fundraiser just a chance to get together with others who want to be part of the Stiletto Sprint, whether or not they plan to step out for the race in October. For more information, including details about how to sign up for the sprint, visit www.komenswfl.org. Youth Haven awarded federal grant for new youth programsYouth Haven has received a Community Development Block Grant for $956,000 to make structural and grounds modifications on its East Naples campus in preparation for expanded programs. That will include a shelter for homeless/runaway youth ages 14-18 and transitional housing for emancipated youth and those transitioning out of foster care. Local law enforcement officials, judges and numerous social service organizations have indicated an acute need for a safe haven specifically for homeless and runaway teens, says Rosanne Winter, Youth Havens executive director. These are youth who have become homeless for a myriad of reasons, often through no fault of their own, she adds. Many have fled intolerable home situations due to abuse, domestic violence, parental mental illness or substance use. Others have literally been kicked out of their homes or abandoned. The new shelter will provide an alternative to these youth who might otherwise end up with law enforcement or in the child welfare, mental health or juvenile justice systems or fall victim to sexual exploitation, poor health or other dangers of street life. With an anticipated opening in April, the shelter will have a capacity for 20 youth at any given time for up to 21 days each. Reunification with the family, whenever possible, is the ultimate goal, Dr. Winter says. The most recent statistics report 1,407 homeless children attended public schools in Collier County for the 20102011 academic year, and of those, 200 were unaccompanied homeless youth. And according to the Collier County Sheriffs Office, there have been 584 reported runaway youth, the majority of whom were 14-17 years of age, since 2009. For more information about Youth Havens programs and services, visit www.youthhaven.net.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 9-15, 2012 NEWS A21 ZOOM! WHITENING (In of ce whitening treatment)For the Whitest, most con dent smile, look no further than Philips Zoom #1 Patient-Requested Teeth Whitening Brand$399EXPIRES 8/31/2012Brightening Naples one smile at a time. www.gulfviewdentistry.com | (239) 300-9693 | 501 Goodlette Road North, Suite B202, Naples Got Download?The iPad App Its Local. Its Entertaining. Its Mobile.Its FREE! Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.comiPad is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. All rights reserved. Search Florida Weekly in the iTunes App Store today. CLUB NOTES The PC Business User Group of Naples meets at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at Naples Regional Library. Guest speaker Harry Hanbury will discuss using Picasa digital editing software to make the most of your photographs. PCBUG meets at 5 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at the library at 650 Central Ave. Guests are welcome. For more information, call Larry Wasserman at 591-1957. Th e Inbetweeners, a social group for singles ages 40-65, welcomes newcomers and regulars at gatherings every Wednesday. The Aug. 15 gathering will be from 5-8 p.m. at Freds Diner, 2700 Immokalee Road; Aug. 22 and 29 will be from 5-8 p.m. at Bokampers, 8990 Fontana Del Sol Way. For more information, visit www.meetup.com/inbetweeners or e-mail naplesinbetweeners@gmail. com. The Ohio State Alumni Club of Naples invites Buckeyes alumni and friends to happy hour from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at Seasons 52. All are welcome. The restaurant is at 8930 Tamiami Trail N., just north of Vanderbilt Beach Road. RSVP by calling Debbie Scartz 2487408 or e-mailing jimdebs@comcast. net. The Tiger Bay Club of Southwest Florida will welcome political consultant and commentator James Carville as the keynote speaker at its annual dinner Monday, Sept. 17, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa. Registration and networking begin at 6 p.m. The former co-host of CNNs Crossfire, Mr. Carville gained prominence as a political mastermind for his work on Bill Clintons 1992 presidential campaign. Nicknamed The Ragin Cajun, he is a recurring guest on CNNs The Situation Room and often debates political topics with his wife, Republican strategist Mary Matalin. His presentation for Tiger Bay Club members and guests will provide insight into the post-convention political scene and what he expects for the November elections. In a noholds-barred summary, he will analyze both parties efforts to win the White House and seats in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Tickets are $200 per person. For reservations or more information, visit www.swfltigerbay.org. Toastmaster Academy Naples invites the public to a workshop on The Art of Using Humor to Convey Your Message from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at the North Collier Government Center, 2335 Orange Blossom Drive. Attendance is free for Toastmaster Academy Naples members and $10 for others. For more information or to reserve your seat, call Tashahara Jallad at (980) 519-1330 or e-mail info@ toastmasteracademy.org. Toastmasters International teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations. Guests are always welcome. Local members will host an open house for those who want to learn more about the organization from 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at the North Collier Government Center. For more information, call Christopher Pritchard at 784-3412 or e-mail email@example.com. 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 mahjongg and duplicate bridge, gourmet cooking and discussions about philosophy. Prospective members are invited to coffee at 10 a.m. on the first Thursday of each month. For meeting locations and more information, call 298-4083 or visit www.naplesnewcomers.com. The Southwest Florida Federated Republican Women invites registered Republicans interested in making a difference to join like-minded women for a lunch meeting on the first Wednesday of each month in the clubhouse at Arbor Trace. Cost is $18. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Anne Brown at 2549979. Membership in the Social Butterflies, a new group for women, is open to all who want to cultivate friendships, support one anothers career and personal efforts and also help local charities. For more information, call Nicole Forbis at 784-7987 or look for Social Butter flies Naples on Facebook. 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. Carville
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 9-15, 2012 We need regular citizens back in The Peoples House as originally intended, ones that will lead and articulate the conservative message of free market capitalism, individual liberty and limited constitutional government. Our Congress worked best for The People when it was made up of regular citizens. I am a citizen candidate and I need your vote!Byron Donalds Send THE PEOPLES CANDIDATE to Washington! MAKE AN INFORMED DECISION BEFORE YOU VOTE!VISIT BYRONDONALDS.COMSee Byrons Vision for America, View His Videos, Read His 100+ Citizen Endorsements & more!THE PEOPLES CANDIDATE CONSTITUTIONAL CONSERVATIVE CHAMPION FOR LIBERTYPAID FOR BY FRIENDS OF BYRON DONALDS VOTEA UGUST 14THCats outnumber dogs as pets in the United States and Canada, but you wouldnt know it by looking in any veterinary hospital. BY DR. MARTY BECKERUniversal UclickWhen you are reading about different cat breeds or checking the personality descriptions of cats at a shelter, you may come across some that are described as doglike. And its true that some cats, like dogs, will follow you around, play fetch or go for walks on leash. But if you want to take better care of your cat, the last thing you should be doing is treating him like a dog. Their nutritional needs are different. Cats are what biologists call obligate carnivores. That means they must have meat in their diet to survive. Lots of meat. While dogs can exist on a diet that contains large amounts of grains, cats need meat protein to be at the top of their game. Meat contains a nutrient called taurine that is essential for heart and eye health and normal cell, muscle and skeletal function. Cats cant synthesize taurine on their own, so they must get it from their diet. Cats also have other nutritional requirements that vary from those of dogs, such as the type of vitamin A they can use. Thats why you should never feed your cat the same food you give your dog. Their physiology is different. Cats metabolize drugs differently than dogs or people do. Its very dangerous to give a cat the same drug that you or I or the dog next door might take, even if its for the same type of problem. Take pain, for instance. Ive seen clients kill their cats by going to the medicine chest and giving their cats aspirin or acetaminophen. The same holds true for parasite treatments. Never apply a flea or tick treatment or shampoo made for dogs to your cat. Always call your veterinarian first to ask if a particular medication is safe for your cat and at what dose. The way cats express pain is different. Well, its not just different. Its almost nonexistent. Its much easier to notice pain in a dog because we tend to interact with dogs directly. We take them on walks and we see whether theyre limping, for instance, or moving more sl owly. With cats, its much more difficult to see the changes in mobility that signal injury or arthritis. Unless you happen to see your cat while hes doing his business in the litter box, you might not notice that hes having more difficulty squatting or no longer does that Rockettes-high kick to cover his scat. You might not notice that he doesnt jump to the top of the bookcase anymore, and you might like it that he no longer jumps on the kitchen counter. You just notice that hes sleeping more and, hey, thats what cats do, isnt it? Because cats are both predator and prey, they make a point of hiding any kind of weakness. They know instinctively that displaying pain puts them at risk from other predators, so they do their best to mask it. That works to their disadvantage when it comes to veterinary care. The signs that a cat is in pain are so subtle that most people miss them unless they are keen observers of their cats. Cats dont take care of themselves, and they need to see the veterinarian. Its a mystery to me why people are so much less likely to provide veterinary care to their cats than to their dogs. Cats are the most popular pets in America, yet veterinarians are seeing a decline in veterinary visits for cats. Thats a shame because cats need and deserve great veterinary care to ensure that they live long, happy, healthy lives. Cats may be intelligent and independent, but they cant doctor themselvesat least not yet. Providing your cat with regular veterinary care is a good investment, and its one of the responsibilities you owe your cat when you bring him into your life. PET TALESPurrfect healthCats arent small dogs; they have their own care needs To adopt or foster a pet This weeks adoptable pets are from Brookes Legacy Animal Rescue, an all-volunteer, foster home rescue organization. For more information, call 434-7480, e-mail Admin@BrookesLegacyAnimalRescue.org or visit www.BrookesLegacyAnimalRescue.com.Pets of the Week>> Alaska is a 4-year-old, neutered bichon frise. Not only does he have a beautiful face and great personality, hes hypoallergenic too. >> Artie is a 2-year-old, neutered terrier mix who weighs about 25 pounds and would make a wonderful addition to any family. >> Chateau Bell is a declawed, 8-year-old, spayed Himalayan. Until she nds her permanent home, she resides in the condo at Petco in Naples. You can meet her there. >> Neron is a 1-year-old, neutered border collie/ atcoat retriever mix. Hes a lovely dog with a nice temperament and beautiful feathering.
We are responding to the increased need for childrens health care services in our community by building a new Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. This lifesaving facility will house 136 beds and provide new and expanded specialty pediatric health care services for 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 help build Americas Newest Childrens Hospital please call 239-343-6950, or visit www.ChildrensHospitalGoal.org Keep Children Close to Home for Health Care NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 9-15, 2012 NEWS A23 Im ridin round the world and Im doing this and signing that... Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, (I Cant Get No) Satisfaction The wanderer no sense does make, his eye being tied in the true loves knot. The trees perceive his soul.... Jesus and Hitler and Richard the Lion Heart; three kings and Moses and Queen Cleopatra; the cobbler, the maiden, the mender and the maker; the sickener and the twitcher and the glad undertaker; the shepherd of willows, the harper and the archer: All sat down in one boat together. Troubled voyage in calm weather. Incredible String Band, Maya Maha? Aha! Razbanyi siati benefuchi timin harongi, thata howyousay, that picklepuss, he askee taskee whatificharasaia do you got it? Nyuthin. Nyuthin? Yolks. Oh boy. Three Stooges, Three Little Pirates They cant see the light, thats right.... Living in a material world. Robert Rans and Peter Brown, Material Girl Youre the top! Youre the Colosseum. Youre the top! Youre the Louvre Museum. Youre a melody from a symphony by Strauss. Youre a Bendel bonnet, a Shakespeare sonnet. Youre Mickey Mouse. Youre the Nile. Youre the Tower of Pisa. Youre the smile on the Mona Lisa. Im a worthless check, a total wreck, a flop. But if, baby, Im the bottom, youre the top! Cole Porter, Anything Goes, Youre the Top If there is this mixing, that dissolving of two materials, in whatever given proportion, without separating, then there is that state known as miscibility. The miscibility of two materials is often determined optically. If the created solution is clear, the two that mix are said to be miscible. If the solution is cloudy, the verdict is immiscible. But how can that be so? Isnt it true that the clouds are best known in their passing, a passing that is mixing into and out of? And they have also been seen to co-alesce, to grow up together, to emerge out of pupa immaturity into an imago state, perhaps even beyond ripening and shifting, spreading and stretching. Winged. Or perhaps we merely see six-legged pests, life forms that are better to annihilate without thought than to endure the inconvenience of their presence. It was perhaps a cloudy day on that first of September in those early days of World War II. Sitting there and then in the Dizzy Club, a gay bar in New York City, during a visit to the father of his lover, W. H. Auden wrote his poem September 1939. It gave voice to a hope in possible and utte rly necessary transformation: We must love one another or die. Later Auden omitted this famous line. He came to write that he loathed this poem, and he often refused permission to reprint it. One reprinting was allowed on the condition that this quoted line be changed to read: We must love one another and die. And he permitted another reprinting only if it was preceded by the statement that the author considers the work to be trash that he is ashamed to have written. Lyndon Johnson used a slightly altered reading of the line in his 1964 campaign short Daisy. In the infamous ad, shown only once, an innocent mythos of flower petal pulling and counting to indicate the love/love not dilemma is short circuited by an atomic explosion, and a plea to vote. Even now who can tell the players, which from which, this or that, mixed and matched in self conscious fashionable layerings? Material, boys and girls, for our considered coalescence. 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. MUSINGSMiscibility s v s b M t Rx firstname.lastname@example.org
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SW Floridas Fastest Growing Mortgage Bank! available exclusively atEAST INDIES HOME COLLECTION11985 US 41 N., Naples 34110 239-596-7273 Mon-Sat 10-5 X Marks the SpotTeak Railway Tie & Stainless Steel TableBeware: You might think (and advisers might suggest) that the most critical element of wealth creation and preservation centers on your investment portfolio. It doesnt. Say what? Most often, the huge financial issues in our lives are: the success of our marriage, the ability of our children to live productive and fruitful lives and our commitment and engagement to create wellness by healthy eating, exercising and living. If any of these lifestyle elements are not working smoothly or worse, if they are in a destructive mode, then, there is generally a heap of money going out the door to fix problems. Sometimes money is thrown at these lifestyle problems in a knee jerk reaction and sometimes it is a large and neverending investment to make the problems go away. In that context, it is ludicrous to worry about an incremental return on a portfolio. Its akin to being penny-wise and pound-foolish. Marriage is probably the numero uno element for making and keeping wealth or financial stability. In a positive light, a spouse can contribute to greater wealth. A spouse can help with a business, give/offer ideas and counsel, entertain your clients, shop wisely for domestic expenditures and be committed to saving, investing and charitable giving. Those are the affirmatives. A good marriage can also keep away a bunch of financial negatives. You wont suffer a divorce, which often entails a split of 50 percent (sometimes more, sometimes less) of your asset base and prospective income, the introduction of duplicative housing/lifestyle costs and a host of other financial inefficiencies. So, akin to a portfolio review with a manager, couples could make annual and quarterly reviews of the health of their marriage. They could visit with their primary and alternative investment advisers marriage counselors. They could read books on successful investing; that is, books on successful marriages. They could attend a financial seminar; in their case, a marriage seminar. They could celebrate their investment gains by celebrating their marital longevity. Although these are natural activities for investors, their corollary in our personal lives is very unnatural for many couples who take their relationships for granted. For those who view their marriage as spiritually important and socially important, why not view it as financially important too? Now those with a prenuptial might say, No such worries for me. I am protected from such economic dissipation. Even though protected possibly from serious calamity in a divorce, those with pre-nups still bear legal costs and the potential that the agreement is later contested as being non-binding. So, all couples might want to take the aforementioned steps to grow and protect a marriage. Besides marriage as a critically important financial issue, the raising of your children is also financially important since raising productive, independent and resourceful children engenders greater financial success for them and less of a drain of wasted resources for the parents. When it comes to kids, the expression a stich in time saves nine seems apropos as, not always but frequently, children who are deprived of their parents time and investment in their earliest years will ultimately need the mentoring time and dollars invested in later years. But those later years often entail a nine-fold commitment. (e.g., a detox center can cost $100,000 a year; inability to get a job and keep a job can translate into adult support of $25,000 a year and upwards). This is not an indictment of parents who have labored long and hard with their children in their formative years and still behavioral issues manifested. These things happen as the environment for raising children is very challenging and children still make their own choices. Yet, we can acknowledge the generality that there are sometimes very big voids in childrens lives if the parents are aggressively pursuing their respective career goals and career earnings, if parents are pursuing their respective social interests, etc. Full-blown problems of drugs, alcohol and other addictive and destructive behaviors find fertile ground when there is parenting failure. Yes, raising children is expensive and time-consuming, but re-raising them after they have become young adults or full adults is a heck of a lot more expensive and heart-wrenching. Before you sit glued to your computer figuring your investments, sit glued to a mirror and start to figure out your wellness. If you are not obese or overweight, if you exercise regularly, if you eat vegetables and fruits (and eat junk and processed food in moderation), if you take responsibility for your health (instead of eating and doing whatever you want only to solve your illness through prescriptions or surgeries), chances are darn good that you wont bear the burden of runaway medical costs. I am not suggesting that wealth is the core value behind a good marriage, healthy children and wellness for which you have taken responsibility. Not at all. These lifestyle characteristics offer benefits and joys far beyond financial. However, if you are glued to your portfolio without paying much attention to your world outside of your financial statements, chanes are, youre setting yourself up for failure, regardless of how your investments perform. There is a substantial risk of loss in trading futures and options on futures contracts. Past performance is not indicative of future results. This article is provided for informational purposes only. No statement in this article should be construed as a recommendation to buy/sell a futures/options contract or to provide investment advice. Jeannette Showalter, CFA is a commodities broker with Worldwide Futures Systems, 571-8896. For mid-week commentaries, write to showalter@ww fsystems. com. MONEY & INVESTINGSome of your most important financial assets exist outside of the portfolio t T b s o l jeannetteSHOWALTER, CFAshowalter@ww fsyst ems.com
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF AUGUST 9-15, 2012 Board Appointments Jay Baker has been named chairman of the board for the Baltimore, Md.-based Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation. The foundation uses baseball and softball taught The Ripken Way to develop character and give disadvantaged youth opportunities to succeed. Through a generous donation from Mr. Baker and his wife, Patty, the foundation is building a youth development park in Naples in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Collier County. Nancy Graham, Ph.D., and Rey Pezeshkan have been elected to the board of directors for Drug Free Collier. Dr. Graham is the principal at Naples High School. Mr. Pezeshkan owns PK Studios.Kevin Brachle, Jim Henderson, Dr. Scott Madwar and Walter Schacht have joined the board of directors of Friends of Foster Children of Southwest Florida.Rebecca Rosenberg and Martin de St. Pierre have joined the advisory board for Charity for Change. Ms. Rosenberg, an incoming junior at Gulf Coast High School, is a junior trustee of the William Rosenberg Family Foundation. Mr. St. Pierre is vice president and wealth management advisor at Fifth Third Private Bank. Charity for Change provides a free 30-week character development program in elementary schools to connect children with charities and the community. The Naples Concert Band announces the following as its board of directors for the 2012-13 season: James Castaldi, president; Frank Burgeson, past president; Everett Hughes, vice president; Marilyn Hughes, treasurer; Marilyn Perry, secretary; Harris Lanzel, musical director/conductor; and William Belaney Joe Choomack, Ruth Conroy Anthony Costello, Tom Curcio and Janet Stone, board members. Chambers of Commerce Tom Balboni has joined the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce as account executive-member services to focus on new membership development and special projects. He previously was an account executive for GiftCard Partners Inc., one of the nations largest developers of corporate gift card programs. He also spent several years at Margaritelli USA, Reebok International and Bradlees Inc. He holds a bachelors degree in financial management from Salve Regina University in Rhode Island. He is president of the Greater Naples Little League. Tiffany EspositoKittinger has been promoted to director of operations at the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, where she has served as communications manager for the past three years. Her new responsibilities include servings as staff liaison for Leadership Bonita, managing day-to-day operations including human resources, managing publications and vendors and overseeing events and programs. A 2009 graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University, she expects to earn her MBA from the university in December. Finance Corey Grant has joined Moran Edwards Asset Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors as a client associate. Originally from Maine, Mr. Grant has lived in Southwest Florida for 22 years. He holds a bachelors degree in finance from Florida Gulf Coast University. Martin de St. Pierre has joined Fifth Third Bank as a wealth management advisor for the South Florida affiliate and will operate from the Naples headquarters. He serves as an advisor for private bank clients, coming to Fifth Third from U.S. Bank, where he served as vice president and regional wealth management consultant for the west coast of Florida. He is on the board development committee for Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida and is a board member of the Naples Art Association. He is also the vice chair of the Leadership Collier Alumni Community Trusteeship Committee, and recently joined the advisory board of Charity for Change. Insurance Gianni Vitiello has joined the staff at Rosier Insurance in Bonita Springs. He started his insurance career in 2000 with Brown & Brown, Naples, in commercial insurance and then moved to Service First Professionals in Bonita Springs to work in personal and commercial insurance. He earned the Certified Insurance Counselor designation in 2005. Law Laird Lile, P.A. received one of two Presidents Awards of Merit presented at the annual convention of The Florida Bar in Orlando. Mr. Lile was also sworn in for his fourth consecutive two-year term on The Florida Bars board of governors representing the 20th Circuit. Christopher Mikes has joined the staff at Hamilton Mikes P.A. and will concentrate on real estate, corporate and tax law. An attorney and a licensed CPA, he has also earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst and Member of the Appraisal Institute designations, and is authorized by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to represent taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service. He completed a master of laws degree in taxation at the University of Miami, where he also earned master of professional accounting. He obtained juris doctor and MBA degrees from the University of Florida, and a bachelor of science in finance and economics from Florida State University. Media Dorothea Hunter Sonne has been named editor of Naples Illustrated magazine. Before moving to Naples in 2010, Ms. Sonne spent nearly five years on the editorial staff of O, The Oprah Magazine in New York City. Most recently, she has served as the primary correspondent for Fodors Travel in South Florida. She graduated from the University of Chicago with a double major in political science and international studies and earned a masters degree in from Northwestern Universitys Medill School of Journalism. New Location Real Fitness Naples is still in the same plaza at 2650 Immokalee Road, but has moved into a new and improved space next to Cicis Pizza. Lumber Liquidators has opened its newest location at 4404 Tamiami Trail E. The 7,000-square-foot store offers everything for flooring projects of all kinds, from molding and trim to a full line of flooring tools to help do-it-yourselfers and professionals. Nonpro t Organizations Peter Franklin has joined the staff at the Naples Art Association as accounting and finance coordinator. He brings to the team plus nearly two decades of business leadership in Naples, including three years of accounting, finance and bookkeeping experience. He is an accounting major at Hodges University, on schedule to graduate in Winter 2013. He began at the NAA as a finance intern in March. Darlene Ann Grossman has joined Voices for Kids of Southwest Florida as executive director. Ms. Grossman served for 16 years as president and CEO of the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. She has also worked in business development and fundraising for hospice programs in Fort Myers and Naples and has worked in marketing, public relations and special events for The News-Press and Conric PR & Marketing. Voices for Kids of Southwest Florida supports Floridas 20th Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. Roxanne Smith has been promoted to executive director of Island Coast AIDS Services, following the resignation of Carolyn Moore from that position. Ms. Smith joined ICAN in 1993 as case manager and then became supervisor of the case management department. She takes on the leadership role at ICAN as the organization finalizes a merger agreement with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, a global organization that provides medicine and advocacy to more than 170,000 people in 24 countries. AHF is the largest provider of HIV/AIDS medical care in the United States. Dave Tobiasz has joined the staff at Grace Place for Children & Families as its first COO/CFO to oversee day-to-day operations and financial activities of the faith-based neighborhood center. Mr. Tobiasz previously was vice president of operations for the Education Foundation of Collier County. His 35-year career includes a variety of manufacturing and service organizations as well as pharmaceuticals, communication, technology, food and travel industries. He has served in a leadership capacity with companies including iExplore, Galileo International, Lawrence Foods and Motorola. He earned an MBA from DePaul University and a bachelors degree in accounting from Millikin University and is a senior adjunct faculty professor for Keller Graduate School of Management. Real Estate Peter and Johanna Spiropoulos have joined Premiere Plus Realty in Naples. The couple previously was with Advanta Realty-SW of Fort Myers. Clint Sherwood has been named partner at Investment Properties Corp. of Naples. He joined IPC in July 2002 after graduation from Florida State University with a degree in finance and real estate. Rhonda Diner, P.A. of Sun Realty has earned the Certified Luxury Home Marketing designation. A past director on the Bonita Springs Estero Board of Realtors and a past president of the Womens Council of Realtors Bonita Springs-Estero Chapter, she been in real estate in Southwest Florida since 2002. Travel RJ Ludwig of MAD Travel has earned the designation of Thailand Destination Specialist from The Travel Institute. A 10-year veteran of the travel industry, Mr. Ludwig has lived in Thailand and traveled extensively to Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Malaysia. Paul Tronnier has joined Betty Maclean Travel Inc. as luxury adventure travel consultant. 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According to Dartmouth political scientist Dean Lacy, states that receive more federal government spending than they contribute in tax revenue tend to support Republican candidates, who typically vow to cut spending. Housing may be turning faster than you think. According to Wall Street Journal economics editor David Wessel, The fraction of homes that are vacant is at its lowest level since 2006. According to Bankrate.com, nearly half of Americans dont have enough savings to cover three months expenses. Worth noting: The average duration of unemployment is now 10 months. The picture that many of these stats paint is that in general, Americans are pressed, financially, with insufficient savings. The silver lining is that we can improve our lot by saving and investing more as much as possible. We can invest more effectively, too, by learning to manage our own money, avoiding common mistakes and seeking out low fees. Tune in next week for a few more facts. 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Focus instead on your companys health and long-term growth prospects. ***QAre capital-gains taxes the same regardless of my income, or can I decrease them by realizing gains in a year when my income is less than normal? K.L., Tampa, Fla.AFor most of us, for now, the tax will be the same: 15 percent for longterm gains, unless your income is so low that youre in the 15or 10percent tax bracket (in which case it might be zero). Short-term gains are taxed at your ordinary income tax rate. If you have capital losses, you can offset your gains with them. Learn more at fool. com/taxes.Got a question for the Fool? Send it in see Write to Us BUSINESS MEETINGS A Job Search Support Group meets from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. Contact Karen Klukiewicz at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www. napleschamber.org. The Above Board Chamber presents Your Legal Rights as a Business Owner at its luncheon meeting beginning at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 13, at the Hilton Naples. Panelists include attorneys Mark Adamczyk, Scott Beatty, Celia Deifik and Damian Taylor. For reservations or more information, call 910-7426 or visit www.aboveboardchamber.com. Members and guests of the Womens Network of Collier County meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. on the second Tuesday of every month at Shulas at the Hilton Naples. Cost is $22 for members, $25 for others. The next meeting is Aug. 14. Sign up at www.wnocc.org. The Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce invites members and guests to Business After Five from 5:30-7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month. The location changes from month to month. The Aug. 15 gathering is at The Snook Inn. For more information, e-mail Katie@marcoislandchamber.org. Public Relations, Marketing and Advertising Professionals of Collier County, PRACC, presents Through the Looking Glass: How to Survive the 21st Century PR Wonderland at its lunch meeting beginning at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at McCormick and Schmicks. Guest speaker will be Newt Barrett, president and chief content officer of Content Marketing Strategies. Sign up by calling 436-2105, e-mailing info@PRACC.org or visiting www.PRAC.org. The Leadership Collier Foundation Alumni Association welcomes Kamela Patton, superintendent of Collier County Public Schools, as guest speaker at its next boxed lunch series beginning at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at the Professional Development Center, 615 Third Ave. S. Cost is $15. Proceeds will benefit the LCF Scholarship Fund. Sign up at www.napleschamber.org/events. Partner 4 Performance, a networking group for small business owners, meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second Thursday and from 8:3010 a.m. on the fourth Thursday of every month at Patrics in Mission West Plaza. Cost is $10, plus $12 for the lunch meeting. For more information, call 948-0050 or visit www.partner4performance.com. The East Naples Merchants Association meets for Business After Business at 5:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month. For location and more information, call 435-9410 or 643-3600.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 9-15, 2012 BUSINESS B7 Be In the Know. In the Now.Subscribe now and youll get comprehensive local news coverage, investigative articles, business happenings as well as the latest in real estate trends, dining, social events and much more.Get Florida Weekly delivered to your mailbox for only$3195*PER YEAR Call 239.325.1960 or visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.com*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. the workplace. Theyre building health into traditional notions of job standards and job requirements. It has to start at the top, says Robbie Roepstorff, pr esident of Edison National Bank, and chairwoman this year of the Wellness Task Force for Lee Countys Horizon Council. About 70 members of that task force have taken on a 12-week personal challenge that has them losing weight, monitoring the percentage of body fat each carries, and learning through doctors visits what health problems they can head off at the beginning. They want other businesses and people in the region to do the same. Geof (Mrs. Roepstorffs husband and Edisons CEO) and I said, OK, everyday well meet in the lobby at 4:15 p.m. with our shirts and tennis shoes, and well walk. It changed the mindset of employees. They did other things too, like provide cash incentives to employees who lost the most weight percentage-wise, or who stopped smoking. The managers (of the branch banks) did what we did here, too, because you have to lead from the top. And it worked. Now, were a smoke-free bank. From north to south the changes are noteworthy. Charlotte Regional Hospital, for example like Lee Memorial Health System makes a sophisticated wellness center available to the public inexpensively. The Edison State College campus in Charlotte was the first in the region to become smoke-free. And at Lee Memorial and Gannett (owner of The NewsPress in Fort Myers), employees pay a premium for health care on the company plans if they smoke 20 percent more at Lee Memorial, says Dr. Sal Lacagnina, vice president of health and wellness. Such a strategy insists on individual responsibility, but it also suggests a corporate willingness to encourage individuals who try, with incentives. Sometimes that means a break on insurance costs; sometimes it means a reduced membership cost at a gym or the YMCA. Dr. Sal, as he prefers to be called, is a hard-ass a 53-year-old coach in training for a half marathon himself, who works out daily by scheduling calendar time so his assistant wont book him into any other obligations, he says. Health starts not with the company but with the individual and its just as much a matter of mental discipline as physical practice, he suggests. I think about it all the time. If you dont think about it all the time, you dont do it, he notes. And what he actually does, varies. I do different things: spinning, cycling classes, I run once a week, I do weights, and in addition to that, I eat healthy. Its a priority. When I compare myself to people 15 or 20 years younger, I can do things they cant. If Im not a role model, I shouldnt have this job. The productivity problemOne concern for some is that employers wont take it seriously. After all, the American work culture traditionally insists on harder and longer. The fabled three-martini lunch aside, when people leave the workplace to exercise and clean up afterwards (no quick process in the summer subtropics), wont some bosses hold them in disfavor for slacking during the workday? Dr. Sal has an answer. If employers think that by allowing their employees 15 minutes or 30 minutes to work out their production will go down, theyre greatly mistaken, he says. Productivity actually goes up when organizations invest in a program. What happens, he notes, is a decrease in absenteeism, and an increase in a very measurable, very lucrative new condition known as presenteeism. Not only are workers healthier, but they dont tend to drag themselves into work when they arent healthy. Presenteeism, like absenteeism, is a measure of productivity that decreases when people come to work when theyre not well, explains Dr. Sal. Like Dr. Sal, Ron Inge, a 56-year-old real estate consultant and Horizon Council member, argues that health is ultimately up to each person, no matter what company policy may be. Its a complicated subject getting healthy in the workplace but the main goal is to change peoples attitudes about getting in shape and eating properly, he says. That can transcend the workplace. It should carry into your daily life. There is nothing that says this effort has to be solely restricted to 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admittedly, he says, its easier in some places larger companies, for example, may have the wherewithal to add gyms or showers on site. But whether or not that happens, one thing you can do at work, requiring no physical exertion at all, is change your diet. I enjoy high-fructose-corn-syrup soft drinks and bags of chips as much as anybody, but I started thinking, Wait a second. Let me see if I can wean myself of some of that. Now, hes down to only a single soft drink a day a diet soft drink and even though he worked out regularly before, hes reduced the weight on his 6-foot 1-inch frame from 193 to 185. He also spends more conscious time checking any health concerns with a doctor not because hes a whiner, but because its the responsible thing to do. Mr. Inge agrees that males in the culture too often decide than manning up means ignoring pain. We males will walk into a buzz saw because thats what were taught we have to do, he says. So you have to decide I can live for today and be tough today, or I can take care of myself and live for the long run, and be tougher in the long run, when you can make an impact. For men and women, not only changing the workplace diet, but finding some way to be active during the day is not only key, but easy to do, says Mrs. Roepstorff. We encourage walking. If you work in a tall building, take the stairs, dont take the elevator. Just go outside and walk around the parking lot on the lunch hour. And do something even at your desk. Women need weightlifting exercises or their bones start deteriorating, she says. So pick up a phone book and lift it, or close the door and sit on the edge of a chair and go up and down, up and down. That, with regular health checks, says Dr. Sal, can make all the difference in feeling better while you live, and living longer while you feel better. But ultimately, he figures that money is the bottom-line motivator. The employer needs to know that investing in employee wellness programs will bring a significant bottom-line return. So for an employer generally looking to save money, health is the way. For employees if you can tell a person they can be healthier, fine and dandy. But what motivated people more than anything, when we packed on a negative incentive if they didnt want to do their wellness exams, was money. Both parties are motivated by money more than anything else, I think. WORKOUTFrom page 1COURTESY PHOTOMembers of the Lee County Horizon Council getting ready to step out for fitness.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB8 BUSINESS WEEK OF AUGUST 9-15, 2012 NETWORKING Its Earl & Thelma Hodges MonthWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com.BERNADETTE LA PAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 Leslie King and Trevor, John Wayne, Earl Hodges and Jason Rummer at Gyrene Burger 2 Hodges University student Pierre Joseph with Earl Hodges 3 Earl Hodges, center, with SCORE officers Karl Williams and George Ahearn 4. Thelma Hodges at the White Elephant cash register 5. Winnifred Smyth and Thelma Hodges at Thelmas Thursdays at the White Elephant Thrift ShopNaples Food Tours celebrates six months of culinary toursCOURTESY PHOTOS 1 Becky and Bob MIller at Swan River Seafood 2 Judy Saunders and Becky Miller 3 Nicole Sandnu of Naples Olive Oil Company 4. Roger Osbond, co-owner of Naples Food Tours 5. Michael Melucci of Truly Organic Pizza 6. Executive Chef Matt Ferreira at Swan River Seafood 1 1 2 2 5 5 4 4 3 3 Listening at Naples Olive Oil Company 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 6 6
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 9-15, 2012 BUSINESS B9 NETWORKING Leadership Collier alumni at Shulas at the Hilton NaplesWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com. 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 7 8 8 9 9PEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 Randy Long, Ann Porter, Patrick Neale and Karen Klukiewicz 2 Don Washington and Julian Stokes 3 Sandra Buxton and County Commissioner Donna Fiala 4. Len Price, Patrick Philbin and Catherine Fay 5. Ron and Sue Cummings with Jim Blooom 6. Ann Porter and Tithi Dutta Roy 7. Patrick Philbin, Jeff Jerome and Erin Morton 8. Anne Frazier and Sean Nolan 9. John Brooks and Ellen Vanderburg Tricia Dorn and Kristi Bartlett
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A I Nb Atbb A Ptn Tfr Mb Sb Irb Tfr Sn13659 Manchester Lane I Naples, FL 34109 239.598.2370ManchesterSquareWCI.comWhether youre grilling with friends or letting the kids romp on the playground, the Clubhouse at Manchester Square complements the way you live. Stay in shape at the state-ofthe-art tness center. When you return home, take a relaxing swim in the pool or hit th e court for a pick-up basketball game. With an unbeatable North Naples location close to dining, shopping and beaches, plus seven fabulous single-family home designs oering from 1,557 to 3,395 sq. of air-conditioned living area, Manchester Square oers the latest in Naples lifestyle livingyour lifestyle. 95 9 1 1 Imm o k a l e e Rd d d d d . G oodlette-Frank Rd A irport Pulling R d. Livi n g ston R d N aple s N N Va n de rbilt B ea ch R d Pine Ri d ge R d. M a nc he s t er r r Sq ua q q r e Whippoo rw ill L a ne Osc e ola Tr a i l Ex i t 1 07 E E xi t 11 1 Ti b u rn Va derbi a n ilt Beac ch SunN-Fu n La g oon Wate rs side Shops at Pel elican Bay p Me r ca t o Amenities that enhance your life. New Homes from the $220,000s The Experience Is Everything. Final Phase RELEASED! $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 August 31, 2012. Contact the Sales Director at Manchester Square for details. Offer is subject to change or cancellation without notice. All references to clubs and membership opportunities and other amenities are subject to fees, dues and availability. Some photographs may be of locations or activities not in the community. Void where prohibited. WCI Communities, Inc. All rights reserved. CBC058372
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB24 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF AUGUST 9-15, 2012 NETWORKING NABOR hosts Lets Roll & Bowl for the Naples Alliance for ChildrenWe 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.STEPHEN WRIGHT / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 Bill Poteet and Cal Lettieri 2 Diana McCoy, Lori Haupert, Chuck Kansy and Mary Waller 3 Kyle Murphy and Alyssa Elliot 4. Teri and Toni Cavallone 5. Joanne Stark and Trisha Borges 6. Frank Maire, Mike and Cindi Burge, Jeff RoozenGrifton Coots and Quinn Brooks 1 2 3 6 4 5Breaking ground for Vyne House Country Club at Talis 1 2 1 Developer Syd Kitson and architect Brian Idle 2 Milt Flinn, Denise Gammon, Syd Kitson and Butch Stewart 3 Butch Stewart, Milt Flinn, Denise Gammon, Syd Kitson, Brian Idle and Bud Willis 1 2 3COURTESY PHOTOS
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41 41 41Bonita Springs Bonita SpringsNaplesImmokalee RoadLivingston RoadBonita Beach Road3 Oaks PkwyCoconut RdOld U.S. 41Old U.S. 41Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Pkwy. 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 AUGUST 9-AUGUST 15, 2012 >$200,0001 WORTHINGTON COUNTRY CLUB 13200 Sherburne Circle #704 $214,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Ryan Batey 239.287.9159 2 PARK SHORE THE LEXINGTON 4022 Belair Lane #10 $228,500 PSIR Linda Perry 239.450.9113>$400,0003 LEMURIA 7172 Lemuria Circle #1602 From $400,000 PSIR Tom Gasbarro 239.404.4883 Sunday 12-4pm 4 MERCATO THE STRADA 9123 Strada Place From $400,000 PSIR Call 239.594.9400 Monday-Saturday 10am-8pm & Sunday 12-8pm>$500,0005 BONITA BAY ESPERIA & TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive From $500,000 PSIR Call 239.495.1105 Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 12-5pm 6 MERCATO THE STRADA 9115 Strada Place #5511 $569,000 PSIR Jill Bresnahan 239.595.3549 7 MERCATO THE STRADA 9115 Strada Place #5214 $599,000 PSIR David Milner 239.223.6023>$600,0008 TWINEAGLES 12300 Wisteria Drive $695,000 PSIR John DAmelio 239.961.5996>$700,0009 PELICAN BAY CHANTECLAIR MANOR 5924 Chanteclair Drive $725,000 PSIR Heidi Deen 239.370.5388 10 PELICAN ISLES CONDOMINIUMS 435 Dockside Dr. $729,000-$2,500,000 Amerivest Realty Bridgette Foster 239.253.8001 Sunday 1-4 8/12/12 11 PARK SHORE THE SAVOY 4041 Gulf Shore Blvd. #103 $795,000 PSIR Gary Blaine 239.595.2912 Also Available: #105 $525,000 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 $830,000 PSIR John DAmelio 239.961.5996>$900,00014 PELICAN BAY TIERRA MAR 532 Tierra Mar Lane East $995,000 PSIR Beth McNichols 239.821.3304>$1,000,00015 GREY OAKS 2618 LErmitage Lane $1,095,000 Naples Estate Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.465.4645 1-4pm 16 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1220 Gordon River Trail From $1,500,000 PSIR Call 239.261.3148 Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm & Sunday 12-5pm 17 PINE RIDGE 106 Eugina Drive $1,650,000 PSIR Roxanne Jeske 239.450.5210 18 GREY OAKS MIRAMONTE 2249 Miramonte Court $1,755,000 PSIR V.K. Melhado 239.216.6400 19 PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #1709 $1,895,000 PSIR Jean Tarkenton 239.595.0544 Also Available: #609 $1,550,000 #601 $1,525,000 #901 $1,495,000 #204 $1,485,000 #1907 $1,395,000>$2,000,00020 VANDERBILT BEACH MORAYA BAY 11125 Gulfshore Drive #407 From $2,500,000 PSIR Call 239.514.5050 Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 12-5pm 21 COQUINA SANDS NAPLES CASAMORE 1752 Gulf Shore Blvd. North From $2,800,000 PSIR Call 239.963.4242 Open Daily 12-4pm>$3,000,00022 OLD NAPLES 175 3rd Street South $3,450,000 PSIR Carol Steeves 239.240.7809>$10,000,000 23 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 23 21
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GLUED TO YOUR TV? Cant get enough of those Olympic Games? Worried about going through withdrawal after the closing ceremonies? Dont sweat it. Theres a way you can still feed your Olympic fever. Here are three Olympic-related books two novels, one memoir you might want to check out. Swimming Studies by Leanne Shapton($30, Blue Rider Press)Leanne Shaptons Swimming Studies is autobiographical, but it isnt quite a memoir. It isnt a celebrity biography, either. Ms. Shapton wasnt a celebrity, and this isnt a linear retelling of her life. It doesnt quite fit into the Olympic category either, as the author, a competitive swimmer during her teens, never made it to the Games. She did, however, make it to the Canadian Olympic trials, where she ranked BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com SEE OLYMPICS, C4 INSIDE A GUIDE TO THE LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE WEEK OF AUGUST 9-15, 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 Lost in translationMen and women often speak different languages. C2 Check it outNew art exhibit on display at Naples Regional Library. C3 Whats in a name?Vintage toys stamped Steelcraft were actually made by Murray Ohio Manufacturing Co. C14 More than 200 young art students have had a hand or hands in making the worlds longest claylink chain at ARTScool, the Naples Art Association summer program at The von Liebig Art Center. At more than 90 feet long, the chain breaks the previous record of 75 feet, 4 inches long held by an artist in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., according to www.recordsetter.com. The chain will be on display during the ARTScool open house and student exhibition from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, and will remain on view through Aug. 17. Everyone has worked together, says ClaysCOOL instructor David Hammel. I think well break 100 feet, before ARTScool concludes on Aug. 10, he adds. When he first started thinking about a summer project, Mr. Hammel says, he knew he wanted to come up with something fun that would encourage participation throughout the summer. He set up a pattern for children of all ages to work from. They use a dowel rod to roll ropes of clay to a certain length and thickness, and then connect the ends to make each chain link. The clay they are using is recycled clay left ARTScool kids build worlds longest clay-link chainSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________SEE ARTSCOOL, C12
Against my better judgment, I asked the man Im dating to take a relationship quiz from this months issue of O Magazine, Oprahs positivity-focused, lighton-the-sex-tips, you-dont-really-needa-man monthly glossy. August is billed as The Quiz Issue, and I thought my boyfriend and I might give the romance questions a try. Research suggests that couples must share at least three essential qualities to feel fulfilled in a partnership, the editors wrote in a blurb prefacing the quiz. They are the non-negotiables, the must-haves and theyre different for everyone. Looking over the questions and the score-based results at the end, I had the sinking feeling that my beau and I would wind up with dramatically different results. But, as it turns out, our problems came long before we made it to the scoring. Over the phone, I started to read through the list of questions, but we hit a snag around number four. I appreciate a good, rousing pep talk now and again, I quoted from the magazine. Now do you think thats not at all true, somewhat true, mostly true or very true? He was quiet for a minute, seeming to think it over. An arousing talk? he said. Yeah, I like that. Very true. No, no, I said. Rousing. A rousing pep talk. Arousing pep talk? Sounds great to me. I shook my head. Ill mark you for very true. We sailed smoothly for the next few questions, but we soon bogged down again. I enjoy dishing about all the details of my day, I began to read from the magazine, but I stopped myself. Dishing? It struck me what a distinctively female word that is, the kind a man would never use. I enjoy er, telling about all the details of my day, I tried again. Very true, the man Im seeing said. Granted, I pulled the quiz from a womans magazine and the questions are tailored to a female perspective #6: In a perfect world, my partner would notice when I wear a new dress but what a shock to realize it wasnt just the content that was genderspecific, but the vocabulary itself. Could this be the root of so many relationship miscommunications, the fact that men and women are literally speaking different languages? I frequently see couples together at bars and restaurants where the women talk and talk and the men sit glassy-eyed and focused elsewhere. I recognize that look. Ive been to dinner parties abroad where everyone at the table was speaking French or Spanish and I caught 90 percent of what was said, but the important words, the words the entire conversation turned on, eluded me. Often, I found myself mentally slipping away. Id like to think of this male/female linguistic divide as more subtle, like the difference between American and British English. Sure the Brits say loo while we say bathroom; they say wanker while we say well, we dont say anything like that. But, my point is, if we pay attention, if we commit to communicating what we really want in a relationship, perhaps we can overcome the fundamental differences that divide us. Or maybe we just need a good translator. p artisHENDERSONsandydays@floridaweekly.com SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSLost in translation www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 9-15, 2012 Schedule your CoolSculpting consult today! 239-449-8328www.Riverchase-FatFreeze.com 90 days after one treatment. Photo: Flor Mayoral, M.D. Complimentary Consultations available at these locations: Fort Myers Spa Blue MD at Riverchase North Naples Spa Blue MD at Riverchase Downtown Naples Riverchase DermatologyNorth Naples 1015 Crosspointe Dr. Downtown Naples 261 9th St. S. Marco Island 950 N. Collier Blvd., #303 Ft. Myers 7331 Gladiolous Dr. Cape Coral 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 AUGUST 9-15, 2012 C3 The sidewalks stir with local artists, musicians and street performers the 2nd Saturday of every month. Located just north of Vanderbilt Beach Road on U.S. 41Introducing a different take on street performance. Pop-up art gallery featuring the portentous works of siblings Joshua and Jess Noom.JOURNEY through the looping sonic rhythms of Vegatron. LOOK UP to stiltwalker Too Tall Torrie. GROOVE to the tunes of a young guitarist. MOVE to the collective vibes of Freedom Hall. ESCAPE with the subtropical sounds of the M Simons World Music. BECOME MESMERIZED by the Native American flute.Come one. Come all. An Event Not to Be Missed! Pick up your Backstage Pass at the following locations for your chance to win a $500 cash prize:AZN Azian Cuizine | Books-A-Million | Burn Grace & Shellys Cupcakes | Jos. A. Banks | Kreiss Naples Flatbread | Protocol | Simply Natural | Sperry Vogue Couture | Whole Foods Market Pucci & CatanaLuxury Pet Boutique DESIGNERS Open 7 days a week/10am-10pm Shop Online www.pucciandcatana.com SHOP ONLINE Use Code: CAT10SHOP ONLINE pucciandcatana.comLibrary showcases Organized Chaos created by Neapolitan Jackie Morelisse BY BILL PAPPALARDOSpecial to Florida WeeklyThe first-ever collection of oil and acrylic paintings and mixed media works exhibited by Naples artist Jackie Morelisse is on display through Aug. 31 in the West Wing Art Gallery at the Naples Regional Library. The exhibit is made possible by the Friends of the Library of Collier County. Titled Organized Chaos, the wideranging exhibit showcases 30 of oil and acrylic paintings as well as mixed media works. Ms. Morelisses modern impressionistic style presents colorful subjects in tropical locations. She uses bold pastels to reimagine marine life, beach scenes, exotic landscapes and other continental visits, such as her vision of Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth, prosperity and fortune. In the painting the goddess holds flower petals watered by a pair of elephants. Im most inspired by the work of Paul Gauguin, especially his use of color, the artist says. Many people are afraid to use a lot of color, but Im inspired by it. I use color in my work to convey happiness, wellness and joy. Her artistic method mirrors the title of the exhibit, Organized Chaos, she says, explaining that her creative muse can be wildly unpredictable. She sometimes paints to music and is inspired by the beauty and complexity of ballet, she adds. At times I have no control with paintings. I have to get to work at once, my studio will be clutter-f illed and Ill be up all night to perfect or finish a canvas Ive been thinking about for some time, she says. My style is predictably unpredictable. A fan of ballet, she painted her Romeo and Juliet after seeing a black-and-white image of ballet dancers in a book about the famous opera house La Scala. Primera Ceiba shows a redwood-like tree at an ecotourism, bird-watching and hiking attraction in Costa Rica, a multi-use farm set in a habitat-protected lowland rainforest distinguished by five large old-growth ceiba trees. The trees are 300 feet tall and each tree is 68 feet in diameter. I painted the largest of the five trees and it was one of the fastest paintings Ive completed, she says. A native of Narragansett, R.I., Ms. Morelisse moved to Naples in 1987. Her paintings are commissioned through referrals by art collectors and area businesses. Affiliated with the Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs, she works with children on their artistic skills and has created art classes to build environmentally-friendly theater sets and costumes from repurposed materials. Art can take you away from the rat race of daily life, she says. Im not into disturbing art. The mission of my art is to make people feel healthy and happy.About the galleryThe Friends of the Library West Wing Art Gallery at the Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave., provides a public venue for local artists to display their works. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information, call 262-8135 or visit www.collier-friends.org. Bill Pappalardo is the executive director of Friends of the Library of Collier County. Primera Ceiba Romeo
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 9-15, 2012 eighth. (You have to be first or second to make it to the actual Olympics.) On the jacket blurbs, author John Jeremiah Sullivan says the book is about being very, very good at something, when you want to be great. Ms. Shapton provides an unusual mixture of vignettes, paintings and personal history. In one section she even comments on the bathing suits shes worn throughout her life. In minimalist but lyrical language, she writes about water, swimming and competition. She lets us see inside the mind of a racing swimmer. The book itself is a piece of art, with a cobalt blue swim cap and lettering embossed on an aqua blue cover. Ms. Shapton, a former art director of the New York Times op-ed page, is also the author of the novel Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion and Jewelry, a faux auction catalog. Heres an excerpt from Swimming Studies: Ive defined myself, privately and abstractly, by my brief, intense years as an athlete, a swimmer. I practiced five or six hours a day, six days a week, eating and sleeping as much as possible in between. Weekends were spent either training or competing. I wasnt the best; I was relatively fast. I trained, ate, traveled and showered with the best in the country, but wasnt the best; I was pretty good. I liked how hard swimming at that level was that I could do something difficult and unusual. Liked knowing that my discipline would be recognized, respected, that I might not be able to say the right things or fit in, but I could do something well. I wanted to believe that I was talented; being fast was proof. Though I loved racing, the idea of fastest, of number one, of the Olympics, didnt motivate me. I still dream of practice, of races, coaches and blurry competitors. Im drawn to swimming pools, all swimming pools, no matter how small or murky. When I swim now, I step into the water as if absentmindedly touching a scar. My recreational laps are phantoms of my competitive races. Aquamarine by Carol Anshaw($14.95, Mariner Books/ Houghton Mifflin Company)In Carol Anshaws novel, Aquamarine, 17-year-old swimmer Jesse Austin, at the Summer Olympics in Mexico City in 1968, is seduced by a rival the night before a big competition. It shakes her up enough that shes distracted on the starting block and winds up winning silver instead of the gold. Aquamarine then jumps forward to 1990, when Jesse is on the verge of turning 40. Ms. Anshaw provides three possible futures for her, almost like a choose-yourown-adventure novel: a married, expectant mother; a divorced mother of two; and a single, gay woman. She places her in three different locales: still in New Jerusalem, Mo.; in New York City; or in Venus Beach, Fla. Its an interesting take on the way our choices determine our lives, and the varied paths they could then take. When this 1992 novel was published, the Chicago Tribune called it The most original American novel in years. The Voice Literary Supplement said, were left with the feeling that human beings are so complicated and interesting that we all could have ended up anywhere, doing anything Publishers Weekly said the author excels in astute, pithy asides that sum up character and situation. Ms. Anshaw, the back-up movie reviewer for Roger Ebert at the Chicago Sun-Times for seven years, won the Carl Sandburg Award and the Midland Authors Award for Aquamarine. Her most recent book is the critically acclaimed Carry the One. Shes also the author of Seven Moves and Lucky in the Corner. Heres her opening paragraph of Aquamarine: For a few supersaturated moments, Jesse feels and sees and smells and hears everything. The crushing heat, the Mexican sky white with a flat sun, pressing like an iron against the roll of her shoulders. The rising scent of chlorine and baby oil and something thats not sweat exactly, but an aquatic analog, something swimmers give off in the last few minutes before an event, a jazzy mix of excitement and fear and wanting. The crowd, riled up as though they are going to swim this race themselves. Gold by Chris Cleave($27, Simon & Schuster)If youre looking for a novel about the Olympics, you cant get any more contemporary than Chris Cleaves Gold. Released last month, it looks at a trio of Olympic speed cycists: Zoe, Kate and Tom. Kate and Tom are married and have a young daughter, Sophie, who has leukemia. (Sophie, a big Star Wars fan, wants to be Jedi warrior.) Zoe, single, is a celebrity, but her personal life is a disaster. While theyre all friends, Zoe and Kate are also fierce rivals, competing for a spot in the 2012 Summer Olympics. Mr. Cleave, who also wrote Little Bee and Incendiary, is a genius at writing sentences that surprise you with their magic. He writes sentences like this: Her smile came out like a newborn foal: its legs buckled immediately. And: Theirs was the easy, loping style of riders who made no distinction between their skeletal system and the bones of their bikes. No wonder both Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews gave Gold starred reviews. Heres an excerpt: Ten seconds to go. Zoe stared at the black line on the track ahead of her front wheel. The thin black stripe that brought you back to yourself. She breathed hard, getting the oxygen into her blood. Focusing. She looked along the curved black line that bent gravity around the locus of her fury and called in all her demons and bound them together into one infinitely hot point of energy into the center of her. She shook with the force of it. She held it on the very edge of control as the countdown reached its end. The absolute anger of her energy would kill her if she had to hold it for more than a few more seconds. She fought to keep it contained. The speed struggled hysterically to be born. For the three last impossible seconds she restrained it, focused between the race and the real world, under starters orders. Her lips moved: she was praying for the whistle to go. She felt the shriek of it down her spinal column. The sound connected with the life that shed focused into one vengeful incandescent point. The whistle released that life into motion. She was stamping down on the pedals before her brain had heard the gun. She only became conscious twenty yards down the track. The first and last properly formed thought arrived: Oh, look at this, Im racing. OLYMPICSFrom page 1 What to read during the OlympicsWhile the games are still on, Im keeping How to Watch the Olympics by Brits David Goldblatt and Johnny Action ($15 Penguin) next to the TV. Its subtitle, The Essential Guide to the Rules, Statistics, Heroes, and Zeroes of Every Sport, says it all (although the book only covers the summer sports, from archery to wrestling). Its the perfect reference for those who dont watch much sports other than the Olympics. Each chapter begins with a section explaining why you should watch that particular sport, whether its judo, fencing, badminton. It explains the four positions (straight, pike, tuck and free ying) and two rotations (somersault and twist) of diving, and four types of punches in boxing (the jab, the hook, the uppercut and the cross). Theres even an appendix about discontinued Olympic sports (tug of war, cricket and croquet, among others).On the nightstandAnd then there are a couple of titles waiting to be read Be warned: This rst one might throw a bucket of cold water on the Olympic ame in your heart: Ghost Milk: Recent Adventures Among the Future Ruins of London on the Eve of the Olympics by Iain Sinclair ($28, Faber and Faber). Published in England last year, its just been released in the U.S. Mr. Sinclair, who lives in East London, where the Olympic Games are taking place, calls his style of non ction psychogeography. In Ghost Milk, he discusses how the Games ravished the neighborhood, destroying homes, local parks and the freedom of those living there. He considers the Olympics the scam of scams and visits other cities that held Olympics; though the Games held such promise, the areas are now ruins. As for novels, theres The Bone Cage by Angie Abodou ($17.95, NeWest Press). This 2007 novel looks at two Canadian athletes Sadie, a speed swimmer, and Digger, a wrestler training for the game of their lives. The Olympics will either ful ll or shatter their life-long dreams of winning the gold. The Bone Cage deals with our relationships with our bodies and sense of self and questions what athletes do after theyve passed their prime. It was a nalist in the CBCs 2011 Canada Reads. (CBC is Canadas public broadcaster.) Nancy Stetson
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Theater Teens in Tinseltown By KidzAct of The Naples Players at 7 p.m. Aug. 9-11 in the Tobye Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org. Five Kinds of Silence By The Laboratory Theater of Florida Aug. 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 and 25 at 1634 Woodford Ave., Fort Myers. 218-0481 or www.laboratorytheaterflorida.com. Grease Through Aug. 18 at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers. 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com. Caught in the Net Through Aug. 18 at the Off Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers. 278-4422 or www. BroadwayPalm.com. Thursday, Aug. 9 Art Exhibit Infinite Mirror: Images of American Identity is on display through Sept. 27 at the FGCU Arts Complex. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 4-8 p.m. Thursday. 590-7199 or asturdiv@ fgcu.edu. Cmon for Grown-Ups Its adults-only night from 5-8 p.m. at the Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples. This months activities have a beach party theme. 514-0084 or www.cmon. org. Local History Naples Backyard History presents Naples Then and Now, a lecture and aerial photography exhibit by Art Ullmann, from 6-9 p.m. Free. 1170 Third St. S. 774-2978 or www. naplesbackyardhistory.net. Night Out Enjoy music and more while strolling along Fifth Avenue South from 7-10 p.m. www.FifthAvenueSouth. com. Country Classics The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents Terry Cole & the Honky Tonk Hitmen at 7 p.m. at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Friday, Aug. 10 Museum Matinee The Collier County Museum presents a free screening of The Presidents Lady starring Charlton Heston and Susan Hayward at 1 p.m. 3301 Tamiami Trail E. 252-8476 or www.colliermuseums.com. Evening In The Park The artists of the historic cottages at Riverside Park showcase their newest works and visit with the public from 6-9 p.m. Live music and refreshments. 297-7227. Art Opening Sweet Art Gallery hosts an opening reception for Art & Soul, an exhibit of works by 1970s pop impressionist Anthony Hansen and new workds by master abstract expressionist Mary Ann Flynn Fourse, from 6-8 p.m. Free. The show runs through Aug. 24. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. TuesdayFriday and by appointment Saturday. 2054 Trade Center Way. 597-2110 or email@example.com. Wine Tasting Sip four fine wines of Donnafugata and enjoy a threecourse menu beginning at 6 p.m. at Sea Salt. $60 per person plus tax and gratuity. 1186 Third St. S. 434-7258 or www. seasaltnaples.com.Jazz It Up Enjoy jazz by Charlie Sherril from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at M Waterfront Grille in the Village on Venetian Bay. 263-4421 or www.mwaterfrontgrille.com.Bluegrass Jam Scott Ritter hosts a bluegrass jam from 7-10 p.m. at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928 or www.fredsnaples.com. Saturday, Aug. 11 Back to School Block Party Sample recipes perfect for getting the kids back to school from noon-2 p.m. at Whole Foods Market in Mercato. Music by DJ Chris and free coloring books and stickers for kids 12 and younger. 552-5100. www.wholefoodsmarket.com/naples. Dixieland Tunes Enjoy some old-fashioned Dixieland jazz from 1-3 p.m. at The Norris Center. 213-3049. Party in Paradise Seminole Casino Immokalee turns into Margaritaville from 2-6 p.m. for a Jimmy Buffett-themed Party in Paradise. Enjoy music by The Caribbean Chillers and fun with Parrot Head Club members from throughout Florida. www.seminolecasinoevents.com. Miromar Music John Elliott performs from 4-7 p.m. at Miromar Outlets. 948-3766 or www.MiromarOutlets.com. Art at Mercato Artist siblings Joshua and Jessica Noom showcase their work from 7-9 p.m. during Saturday Nights Alive at Mercato. www.facebook. com/mercatonaples.Ballpark Beer Fest Beer, Baseball & BOOM! takes place during the Miracle vs. St. Lucie Mets game that begins at 7:05 p.m. at Hammond Stadium, Fort Myers. Sample craft beers from around the country and stay for the fireworks show after the game. 768-4210.Tribute Show The Stage in Bonita Springs presents a Led Zeppelin tribute show. Dinner seating begins at 5:45 p.m. and the show starts at 7:15 p.m. 9144 Bonita Beach Road. 405-8566. Call about upcoming tributes to artists including Rod Stewart, Jimmy Buffett, The Eagles and Queen. It Takes Two Brush up on your tango steps in a class from 7:30-8 pm. and then stay for milonga from 8-11 p.m. at Repun Tango Naples. $15 per person. 1673 Pine Ridge Road Suite. No reservations necessary. 738-4184. Rock Out Unbridled performs classic rock from 8-11 p.m. at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928 or www.fredsnaples.com. Sunday, Aug. 12 Miromar Music Sherrin McCune performs from 1-4 p.m. at Miromar Outlets. 948-3766 or www.MiromarOutlets. com. More Music The Sheffield Crew takes the stage at 10 p.m. at South Street City Oven & Grill. 1410 Pine Ridge Road. 435-9333 or www.southstreetnaples.com. Monday, Aug. 13 Fort Myers Films TGIM: Thank God for Indie Mondays with host Eric Raddatz of the Fort Myers Film Festival begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. Movie screening begins at 7 p.m. $5. www.fortmyersfilmfestival.com. Tuesday, Aug. 14 Oil Painting Class Christine George teaches Poppies in Vase from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Rosen Gallery & Studios. $85, plus canvas and brushes. Class limited to six students. Reservations: (727) 560-8264. Motown Tunes Freds Food, Fun & Spirits hosts a Motown evening with Omar Baker from 6:30-9:30 p.m. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. Wednesday, Aug. 15 Jewelry Class The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs hosts Bling It On from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Learn to create a beaded flower cuff while enjoying wine and camaraderie. $50. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Marine Lecture Biologist Kati Therriault presents Manatee Response, Recovery and Research at 6 p.m. at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center. Light refreshments and wine will be served. $8 for members, $10 for others. 300 Tower Road. Reservations: 417-6310. Wine Time Angelinas Ristorante in Bonita Springs continues its summer wine dinner series featuring wines from California and France. $89. 390-3187. Open Mic Bring your original songs and music to open mic night from 7:30-10:30 p.m. at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. Coming Up Museum Matinee Reap the Wild Wind starring John Wayne and Paulette Goddard begins at 1 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Collier County Museum. Free. 3301 Tamiami Trail E. 252-8476 or www. colliermuseums.com. Tryouts The Naples Players hold auditions for Les Liaisons Dangereuses at 2 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Sugden Community Theatre. www.naplesplayers.org. Pub Crawl Hope for Haitis second annual pub crawl along Fifth Avenue South begins at 4 p.m. Aug. 18. $30. 434-7183 or www.hopeforhaiti.com.www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 9-15, 2012 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Learn from the professionals at Miromar Design Center how to spice up your dining room with the newest in furnishings, fabrics and accessories. A free seminar begins at 11 a.m. Aug. 15 as part of the centers month-long celebration of the dining room. The main atrium features 12 dining-room vignettes by different designers. In the photo above, wing back chairs give an eclectic look to a dining arrangement by Henredon. Register at www.miromardesigncenter.com.
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Even if you didnt know that Danny Boyle, artistic director of Great Britains Opening Ceremonies, was a movie director, you might have guessed by all the movie references. Loved the opening film, Journey Along the Thames, and that long, swooping shot that followed it into London. Very clever of Mr. Boyle to include a nod to Pink Floyd with a pig hovering in the sky over Battersea Power Station and the bands iconic tick-tocks from Time as the camera passed Big Ben. I also liked how reality and fantasy met when James Bond showed up to escort Her Royal Majesty to the Games. I was captivated by the way the field kept transforming itself, reflecting Englands agrarian society giving way to the Industrial Age, with all those big smokestacks rising up, and the way that underneath the green grass was an aerial view of Londons streets, complete with the Thames wending its way through it. The forging of the five Olympic rings was also a breathtaking image. It must be a logistical nightmare to design and execute these ceremonies. They have to look good in close-up for the TV cameras, but they also have to look good to a person sitting high up in the stands in the arena. Im sure Englands tribute to The National Health System astounded some. I found it amazing that the Brits love their health system so much that theyd actually pay tribute to it in the Olympic Opening Ceremonies. My friends and I turned to each other and remarked upon it; wouldnt it be wonderful if Americans felt so happy about our health-care system that we celebrated it in front of the world while hosting the Olympics? Watching the athletes from the various countries march into the arena made me feel the way I do when Im playing Trivial Pursuit and get a geography question. I realize how little I know about our big world. Im embarrassed to admit that I hadnt even heard of some of these countries. Watching the various nations parade into the Olympic arena is like watching a global runway; Im always curious to see what the various athletes will be wearing, how their uniforms reflect the style and culture of their country. I love Paul McCartney. Ive seen him in concert, and he puts on a terrific show. But am I the only person who wishes hed sung something else other than that slow-tempo Hey Jude at the end of the Opening Ceremonies? Sometimes all those nah-nah-nahnahs can sound a bit taunting after a while. I would rather have seen him perform I Saw Her Standing There. Friends in Canada tell me their coverage of the Olympics is so much better, because their news people cover athletes from all the countries, much more than we do. Of course, we have NBC as a monopoly, and have to watch what they give us, according to their schedule. Theyve had a number of missteps so far. I was disappointed that they cut away from the Opening Ceremonies. Instead of seeing Emeli Sande sing Abide With Me and seeing what Ive read was a moving tribute to loved ones who have died, we were subjected to an interview of Michael Phelps and his family, conducted by Ryan Seacrest. Ryan Seacrest is a guy who reads cue cards for a musical popularity contest on TV; I dont consider him a journalist at all. (Bob Costas is a journalist. Theres a guy who knows his stuff and knows how to interview people.) I would have liked to see the tribute and I would have loved to see Ms. Sande perform; shes one of the UKs hottest new performers. I wonder what the people at NBC were thinking? As if there would never be an interview with Mr. Phelps broadcast during the Games themselves. As someone who doesnt really follow the sport, mens water polo can seem pretty funny. Here you have these buffed up, mega-muscular men wearing silly-looking bathing caps. To make matters even funnier, the caps have some kind of round, raised ear protectors, making them all look like Princess Leia wannabes. In the U.S.-Montenegro game, Montenegros goalie looked like he was wearing an Easter bonnet. His red cap with bright yellow trim was tied in a big bow underneath his very bearded chin. Water polo is like basketball with a hockey or soccer net, played in the water. This sport that looks like a game of Keep Away in the water actually takes a lot of athleticism. The players must tread water, never touching bottom, for eight minutes at a time. I liked the aerial shots not only were they pretty, but the wavy forms of the swimmers made them look like Matisses dancing muses. A womens swimmer from the Netherlands, Ranomi Kromowidjojo, has won a couple of golds and a silver at the Games. I dont know why, but I just love that name. Im tickled every time the commentators say it, whether they pronounce it Kro-mowid-Jo-Jo or Kro-mo-wid-Yo-Yo. Either way, its cool. Wonder if her friends call her Yo Yo? These Games are amazing. I think of what all these athletes have been doing for the past four years: All the training and practice, six hours a day, six or seven days a week. Measuring their food. Following schedules. Giving up everything else, all in pursuit of their sport. All the other competitions leading up to this one Big One. The utter devotion, the discipline. Then I think about people showing up for reality contests such as American Idol or Americas Got Talent, especially those who have no talent, but expect to be celebrities anyway. I think about professor friends of mine who tell me about students who expect As or passing grades, even when they havent done the work. I know writing professors who talk of students who want to be writers but who cant be bothered to read books. People in the arts need discipline and a work ethic worthy of an Olympic champion. What do you do when you peak so early, when your best moments are winning an Olympic medal when youre in your teens or 20s? What do you do afterward? What do you do with the rest of your life? Does everything else seem anti-climatic? In a way, it makes me think of astronauts who return to Earth, especially those who have been to the moon. Now what? How do you top that? Watching these Games has made me think about disappointment and how we deal with it. Despite his record-breaking medal count, there was one individual race that swimmer Michael Phelps lost, and afterward, he didnt know what to say to the person interviewing him. Then there was the Russian gymnast who burst into tears because she won the silver and not the gold. I think it must be an incredibly tough thing to raise kids these days. But how do we teach them to deal with disappointment, with difficulties, with setbacks? We do kids a great disservice if we let them expect that theyll always get whatever they want. 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*Call or visit our showroom for details. Limit one offer per person. 08/31/2012NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 9-15, 2012 C11 Omelets ~ Breakfast Sandwiches French Toast ~ Crepes Mimosas ~ Bloody MarysExperience the Difference Good Taste Makes. Serving Lunch & Dinner Now Introducing Our Original Is it worth $10? YesIts an ingenious premise: Life is boring and youre unfulfilled. How cool would it be to have new memories implanted in your brain, and you cant tell that theyre fake? What Total Recall does with this idea ultimately works, but only after you get through the dull first hour and things click into gear for an exciting second half. In this remake of the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger hit, Colin Farrell takes the lead as Doug Quaid, a lowly factory worker who isnt content with his super-hot wife Lori (Kate Beckinsale). He desires personal and professional growth, and because only Britain and the Colony (Australia) are inhabitable in this dystopian future, its not like he can move elsewhere for a fresh start. His friend Harry (Bokeem Woodbine) tells him to stay the course and everything will be fine, but Doug cant help but want more. Worse, a resistance movement led by the reclusive Matthias (Bill Nighy) against the British chancellor, Cohaagen (Bryan Cranston), is creating civil unrest and constant danger. Doug is, however, intrigued by the idea of Rekall, which is misspelled in the movie for no good reason. At Rekall, he asks for the memory of a spy, but before the implant goes through hes attacked by security guards and finds himself on the run. Now believing hes a brainwashed resistance fighter, and with the help of Melina (Jessica Biel), he strives to get to the bottom of whos manipulating him and why. On paper (i.e., Kurt Wimmer and Mark Bombacks script), the first hour should work. Expository info is gradually revealed, impressive set designs and visual effects show a civilization so over-populated it now exists high above sea level, cool action and effects liberate Doug from his doldrums, etc. This should all work together to get us invested for a big payoff. In execution, however, director Len Wiseman (Underworld) struggles to provide urgency and purpose to these early moments. Granted, Doug is confused and we only know what he knows, but the director needs to elevate the viewing experience to a point where were intrigued by this world and the thematic ideas just as much as we are Dougs journey. Wiseman fails at this, but succeeds once Doug meets Melina and finds his calling, which also gives the story clarity. The non-stop action is nicely done, including Dougs initial shootout/escape from Rekall and a chase scene with flying cars. The best sequence, however, comes with the complex staging and smart execution of horizontal and vertical moving elevators, which plays like jumping from one piece of an exploding puzzle to the next. Its no coincidence that after this scene the rest of the movie really takes off. Total Recall is not a faithful remake of Schwarzeneggers earlier film (theres no Mars, for example); it has fresh ideas and brings them forward in a new way. Its decent and serviceable, not memorable, but fitfully entertaining for a mindless night out. And yes, the fact that a movie about implanting memories plays as mindless is part of its problem but man, do those action scenes and visual effects look cool. LATEST FILMSTotal Recall b v w t D o danHUDAKwww.hudakonhollywood.com >> The three-breasted woman (played by Canadian actress Kaitlyn Leeb) caused a stir in July at Comic-Con as people thought she was, well, over-exposed. She was quick to point out that all three breasts are prosthetic. Farewell, My Queen (Lea Seydoux, Diane Kruger, Virginie Ledoyen) Marie Antoine ttes (K ruger) personal Reader (Seydoux) gives a fly-on-the-wall perspective of the early days of the French Revolution. Its an intriguing premise, but sadly not much is done with the story as its hard to care about the servants perspective. For history buffs only. Rated R.The Queen of Versailles (David Siegel, Jackie Siegel, Virginia Nebab) The most successful timeshare mogul in history and his former-model wife strive to build the biggest mansion in the country (modeled after Versailles in France), but cant finish it when the economy crashes. This documentary will initially wow you with the Siegels excesses, but it evolves into the story of a man trying to hold onto what hes worked so hard to build. Rated PG.Step Up: Revolution (Kathryn McCormick, Ryan Guzman, Peter Gallagher) A business developers (Gallagher) daughter (McCormick) gets involved with the leader of a flash mob (Guzman) in the fourth installment of the urban dance franchise. The dance sequences are inspired but no better than whats come before, so skip this unless youre in the mood for something youthful and loud with terrible acting and an inept story. Rated PG-13. CAPSULES
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Including SPATIAL & SENSORY AWARENESS, ACTION & REACTION, IMPROVISATION & CHARACTERIZATION, PROPS, COSTUMES & MORE !Wednesdays 4:30-5:45 pmSession I: SEPT 5 NOV 7 Session II: JAN 9 MAR 20 Session III: MAR 27 MAY 29$250 first session $200 each additional session ATRE ED U C ATI O N PR O J E C T EA THE TH SKTHEPOWEROFTHEATRE W student theatre artists inresidenceST R ROPS MAKING & o n Ages 3-5 & SOUND ROLE ditionalsession Ages 7-10 l session Ages 11-14www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC16 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 9-15, 2012 FLORIDA WRITERSDebut novel about abuse is fresh in vision, tone and technique Cosettes Tribe by Leah Griffith. Nonpareil Press. 298 pages. $24.99 clothbound, $14.99 paper.This remarkable first novel deals with the sexual abuse of a young girl in a manner that is at once chilling and uplifting. Whats chilling is that the girl, Cosette, seems to have no way to escape from her stepfathers perverse needs. Whats uplifting is how she doesnt allow this tragic predicament to totally define or overwhelm her. Yes, she is a victim. However, she is much more than that. Cosette, 9 years old when we meet her, lives with her mother and two older sisters on the poor side of an unnamed New England town. She cant remember her father, and she senses her mothers loneliness. Its Cosettes idea to introduce her to a single man who is the uncle of a neighborhood child. Before long, Ken is taking over the household and sexually handling Cosette. Hes somewhat of a bully, and yet Cosette sees her mother becoming more and more attached to him and giving in to his demands. Leah Griffith, who narrates the book in the first person from Cosettes point of view, lets us surmise how to understand the mothers behavior. She is at once needy for companionship and financial assistance, and fearful of Kens explosive temper and autocratic nature. She is one of those people who hope for the best without having a rational basis for that hope. Cosette loves her mother and fears making trouble for her by letting her know what Ken is doing. Her worst fears are realized when her mother marries Ken. We follow Cosettes plight as she turns 10, 11 and 12. Ms. Griffith is amazing in portraying her characters steps toward physical, intellectual and emotional maturation. Cosette plans her days around dodging Kens attempts to catch her alone. But over and over again, she is trapped. She finds a way to tolerate the inevitable without allowing herself to be crushed by it. Somehow, she is psychologically resilient. Part of this resilience comes from her imaginative nature. Part of it comes from her relationships with her sisters, with young her friends and with the two other men in her life. (The priest she visits to confess her sins is no help at all.) Her boyfriend Dewey, a year older, is sexually eager but nonthreatening. His caring and supportive behavior helps Cosette strengthen her sense of selfworth. They laugh and scheme together. She also makes friends with Alex, the neighborhood hippy (the novel is set in the 1960s). An art student 10 years her senior who is learning how to be an art teacher to support himself, Alex treats Cosette with respect, neither taking advantage of her nor talking down to her. His apartment becomes a refuge. Much of the charm of Cosettes Tribe comes from the descriptions of Cosette simply doing what kids do: She and her sister Janice shovel snow to make a few dollars; she helps Dewey with his paper route and shares the tree house he has built for their secret meetings; she does some babysitting. These activities are work and play at the same time. They are also distractions from thinking about Ken and escapes from his threatening presence. The authenticity and uniqueness of Cosette s voice is a major achievement. Ms. Griffith manages to keep C osette s speech patterns convincing, blending the directness of kid-talk with a poignant lyricism and unexpected figures of speech. These qualities suggest that Cosette is an exceptional or even an enchanted soul, that she has gifts of perception and expression that deserve to blossom and to be heard. Cosettes Tribe arrives as one of the growing number of self-published books that diminish the prejudice against such publications. This Port Charlotte author has sufficiently mastered her craft without bending to the marketing-driven decisions that often rob inspired literary efforts of their distinction. As a result, Ms. Griffiths first novel maintains a freshness of vision, tone, and technique. Read more about the book and its author at www.leahgriffith.com. Phil Jason, Ph.D., United States Naval Academy professor emeritus of English, is a poet, critic and freelance writer with 20 books to his credit, including several studies of war literature and a creative writing text. s m h i o s philJASONpkjason@comcast.net GRIFFITH
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Venus Transit 2012BY PATRICIA BOUTILIER, NAPLESWe could not see the Venus Transit from our latitude but could sense her perambulations. The Naples sunset was shutter ed by clouds though pinpricks of light gilded the sand. My dog, Audrey, pulled by the tides, orbits and gravity chased hermit crabs through the surf, and discovered a dead fish smothered in seaweed. Earlier that year, pulled by his pain, Tommy Gabel decided to morph into Laura Jane Grace. Audrey, Tommy and I will not be alive for the next Venus Transit. And I, pulled by my sadness pen poems for no one.Ascension BY DOUG GOLDMAN, CAPE CORALHurry! yelled Keith. The gateway will pass us in the blink of an eye. The chaises are ready and in position awaiting their assigned passengers. If we are not seated by 4:05, we will miss our chance for ascension. Today, we leave this hell behind, and never look back. Shh. Listen to the woosh of the approaching winds. The crescendo will be our eternal freedom. Do not grip the handles too tightly. Only total surrender to the upward force assures our journey and the rapturous experience of total release. The Evidence from above has shown us our way out. Ethan, running behind, clutching his backpack to his chest, but the sand fills my throat and blasts my eyes. I can barely see. Just hold on a little longer. Soon the sand, the unrelenting sun, and the parched cracked earth will be a distant memory. Funny, I remember how hard I would work just to save enough for one week each year by the sea and sand. Now it chokes us like swallowing our own vomit. Little did I know that I was an accomplice in the Earths demise. All thats left of humanity is now squeezed onto the Baffin Islands. Who would have thought this would be the last livable space on the planet. Our precious veil of ozone is threadbare and getting thinner. But, enough of that. Where we are going, flowers will spring forth from every footstep, every breath delicious with the tastes and scents of our fondest memories. God, in her glory, grace, and kindness, will receive us. Hurry Ethan, push through the crowd. Let them see your number and pass. They are here to only fill in for those who do not show. Do not stare at them, lest their looks of desperation melt your resolve. Their turn will come... eventually. Do you really believe that? Its hotter every day. The supply of drinking water is evaporating. Look at this young womans agony. Barely any flesh on her sinewy frame from toiling to care for her child. And, now, all she wants is to face this impending uncertainty by her daughters side. Im giving her my pass. I will take my chances. My sense of humanity is not threadbare yet. May God be with you. I am taking my place. As translated from the Evidence, I can hardly wait to see her tender eyes. The whirr is deafening. Receive me! RECEIVE ME! In an instant the beach is barren and shrouded in silence. A transmission is sent through space: The harvester is refilled and heading home. The supply here is nearly depleted, one more mission at best... This one looks a little tough. I can hardly wait to see her tenderize.Not always what it seems BY CARLA SCOTT, PORT CHARLOTTE Its not always what it seems you know, when you look up and see those black clouds hovering overhead just glaring down at thee and just because you saw a spark of lightening in the sky, it doesnt mean you have to run, in fear that you might die. And just because you felt a little rain fall on your head, and had to run for cover, in fear of things you dread, like hail the size of golf balls youve knocked into the lake, because all those needed lessons that refused to take. Or drops of rain so big and wet, or wind as hard as gale, or running after all the stuff you fear might take a sail, to the state of Kansas where Dorothy called her home, for she once looked up at a sky and she was forced to roam, but Dorothys sky was not the same as when you looked at me, for I was not a swirling beast as far as you could see, no, I was some thing in the sky, you saw as a threat, to all your plans for sun and fun and so you chose to fret. But not all you see when you look up, is going to turn to streams, but just a little shower, for its not always as it seems. Or did it?BY RON EVANS We stood on the porch of the ocean beach house. Glasses of champagne toasted to the summers setting sun and the newly married, me and my new bride. The air was cool, the breeze slight and the ocean smell was sweet and dry. I felt the heat of the rising sun first. Then the moist sand, wet, cold and misplaced. I opened my eyes slowly, my eyelids felt like thunder waiting to expose itself. I blinked and blinked again. The storm was massive. Gods creation coming to tag everything in its path. What had happened to those raised glasses of champagne? I tried to rise up and move. That didnt work. I wiggled a little to the left, then the right, that didnt work. My back hurt, it felt like I was laying on a coral reef naked. The thunderhead closed in, I could feel and smell the rain before it made land. It was cold and hostile, bearing down as a black cloud of swirling energy, eating the air in front of it. The pressure of the air dropped as the storm moved quickly over me. I could actually move a little as the suction began to release me. Rolling over I saw what I had been laying on, not just sand, but a small chest wedged tight to the encompassing beach. Everything seemed to be void in time, no motion no energy. Just calm dark, silent air without a drift, without an end. I pulled the chest from its vacuum and rolled it over top up. It wasnt heavy, wasnt light, simply comfortable and yielding. Flipping the latches one at a time. It seemed that laughter echoed out of each latch that I opened. Before unlatching the last, I looked up at where the beach house had been. It was gone, just sea grass and sand. I looked down at the chest and the last latch to open; it was glowing and warm to the touch. As I flipped it open, music, laughter and the clinking of glass washed over me. Looking back over my shoulder, I could see my friends and family pouring back on to the porch of the house that was suddenly there. As if the storm had never happened. Or did it? Storm photo inspires top-notch flights of fancy The submissions continue to rush in for what might be the best Florida Weekly Writing Challenge ever. Both the quantity and quality of stories from local writers has been nothing short of impressive this year. And the competition is just getting started. This week were printing a handful of our favorite stories based on the accompanying photo of an offshore rain shower. We want to read your riff on the photograph, too. Using it as a starting point for your creative process, we hope youll come up with a narrative story or poetry of no more than 1,000 words. Well accept your original stories in Word format or pasted into the body of an e-mail until Saturday, Aug. 11. E-mail them to writing@floridaweekly. com. No snail mail, please. Be sure to include your name, address and contact information, along with a headshot if you have one. Well print our favorites from week to week as space allows. The earlier we receive your submission, the better your shot at seeing it in print. Well continue with new photo prompts and showcase a few ultimate winners in November. Thanks for writing, and good luck. WRITING CHALLENGE
FOR RESERVATIONS, PLEASE CALL THE OPERA NAPLES OFFICE239.963.9050 Catering by Eric Delano, Executive 4-Star Chef formerly of Capital Grille and 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Catering proceeds go to benefit St. Matthews House, Naples, Florida Piano graciously provided by Euro Pianos Napleswww.EuroPianosNaples.com NAPLES Dinner with a View 1901 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, Naples, Florida 34102 | 239.403.2000 Enjoy internationally inspired cuisine traditionally or alfresco, in a casually elegant atmosphere while overlooking stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico.Serving Dinner Nightly from 5:00PM Thursday Happy Hour 5:00PM-6:30PM NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC18 WEEK OF AUGUST 9-15, 2012 CON TRA C T BRI DGEBY ST E V E B ECK E RFamous handThis deal occurred many years ago in a board-a-match team contest in Maryland. The North-South pair in the auction shown were Simon Becker and B. Jay Becker, this writers uncle and father, respectively, both of whom passed away in the late 1980s. The brothers Becker reached a shaky spade slam and were very fortunate to receive the opening lead of the ace of clubs, after which 12 tricks could not be denied. Had West led a trump, or had he led another suit and then shifted to a trump upon winning the ace of clubs, the slam could not have been made. The score came to 1,430 points (500 for game, 750 for slam and 180 for tricks). Both Beckers thought they had won the board easily. They expected that even if the opposing North-South pair got to the slam, it would be defeated. But there was no way they could have anticipated the actual goings-on at the other table. There, the Beckers teammates competed vigorously in hearts against North-Souths spade bids. When South eventually bid four spades, West, for some unknown reason, decided to double, and South redoubled. West led the king of hearts and subsequently switched to a trump after taking the king of clubs with the ace. This held declarer to 11 tricks. After such a debacle, the Beckers teammates naturally assumed the board had been irretrievably lost. The declarer at this table scored 480 points for his tricks, 50 for making the redoubled contract, 400 for the redoubled overtrick and 500 for game. This came to 1,430 points, so the two teams wound up tying the board!
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC20 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 9-15, 2012 Its never too early to mark your calendar for galas and fundraisers not to miss in the coming social season. Nor is it too soon to list your nonprofit organizations event in Florida Weekly. Send Save the Date details to editor Cindy Pierce at email@example.com. The fourth annual Naples International Film Festival is set for ThursdaySunday, Nov. 1-4. The red carpet opening night gala and screening take place at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts, while features, documentaries and film shorts of all genres will be screened at Silverspot Cinema at Mercato Nov. 2-4. Merrill Lynch is the opening night film and party sponsor. The evening begins with the red carpet arrival at 5:30 p.m., followed by the opening film screening at 7 p.m. and a late-night party afterward. VIP admission is $159 per person. General admission tickets are $29. Opening night tickets are available at the Phil box office, 597-1900 or www. thephil.org. For more information about the festival, call 775-3456 or visit www.naplesfilmfest.com. The 10th annual Neighborhood Health Clinic Block Party is set for the evening of Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. The goal is for the party, which includes cocktails, dinner and dancing to the duo of Cahlua and Cream, to raise 25 percent of the centers annual operating budget. The clinics volunteer staff delivers medical care to low-income, working but uninsured Collier County adults. Chair of the 2013 Block Party is Susan Jones, who has overseen the event six times in the past and has been a nurse volunteer at the clinic since 1999. Tickets are $250 per person. Invitations will be mailed in January, and sponsorships are being solicited now. For more information, call Nikki Strong at 260-2080 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Gulfshore Playhouse hosts a night of fun and games to celebrate the new season on Sunday, Nov. 4, at The Norris Center. Guests will be able to try their hand at beating pool shark Leo Hertzog and ping-pong champion Don Gunther in the game room and can kick up their heels with a professional dancer from the Naples Performing Arts Center and Founding Artistic Director Kristen Coury in the dance room. An auction and raffle drawing will also be part of the fun, and some of the new seasons actors will perform scenes from the upcoming Reza in Rep productions of Art and God of Carnage. The raffle drawing will be for a dining package of dinners for four, wine included, at these restaurants: Aqua, Albertos on Fifth, Alexanders, Angelinas Ristorante, Barbatella, Bleu Provence, The Chapel Grill, La Playa Supper Club, Le Lafayette and Sea Salt. Only 200 raffle tickets will be sold for $100 each. For more information, call 261-7529 or visit www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org. The David Lawrence Center and Foundation host their 2013 signature fundraiser, An Evening in Venice, Masquerade Ball, on Friday, Jan. 18, at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. Event chair Gwyn Sanford and her committee will transport guests to an elegant, 16th century-inspired masquerade ball set against the backdrop of Venice, Italy. The evening of revelry and fantasy will include dinner, entertainment by PowerHouse and the chance to bid on silent and live auction lots fit for the noblemen and women of the ducal court. Tickets to An Evening in Venice, Masquerade Ball are $500 per person, $1,200 per VIP patron and $10,000 per premier sponsor table of 10; a variety of additional sponsorship opportunities also are available. All proceeds will benefit the mission, operations and expansion of the David Lawrence Center, which provides prevention, intervention and treatment services for the one in four local children and adults who experience behavioral, emotional, psychological and substance abuse challenges. For more information or to reserve a ticket, call Monica Biondo at 304-3505. 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. SAVE THE DATECOURTESY PHOTOCelebrating at last years gala for the David Lawrence Center: Elizabeth Star, Sue Lennane, Marc Fletcher and Susan Stielow. BUY 1, GET 1 HALF PRICE: Upcoming Live Entertainment Cruise Tuesday, August 14thLive Tropical Entertainment with the Steel Pan of J Robert 6:45pm 8:45pm 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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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 9-15, 2012 SOCIETY A teen rave at Dimensions for The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida We 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. JOSEPH RESENDEZ / FLORIDA WEEKLY Marcus Taylor 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 7 8 8 9 9 1 Josalin Dunn and Matthew Zemble 2 Codiea Frailey 3 Brooke Harris 4. Peter Sarracino 5. Mark and Matt Poucher 6. Quinn Mcewen, Treston Dunn and Lindsey Rodriguez 7. Taylor Tringali and Courtney Schopke 8. India Quinones 9. Betty Stewart and Evan Seals
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 9-15, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 Denny Grimes, CRS, ABR, CDPE, MBA Serving SW Florida for 30 YearsSTEP 1: We agree on a price and a deadline STEP 2: I sell your home at that price by the deadline or have it bought for cash! Certi ed Distressed Property ExpertIll Sell Your Home Guaranteed! Its that simple! Also, if my buyer is unhappy of charge. And remember If youre not satis ed, YOU CAN FIRE ME ANYTIME. That s a guarantee! SOCIETY We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com. 1 Yale Freeman and Gerry Weis 2 Maureen Aughton and Maggie McMorrow 3 Michelle Hashman and Yesmine Awad 4. Marie Barnett and Kimberly Cavalier 5. Janet Brune of the American Cancer Society, center, with Jim McGonagle, Mike Bichard Sean Chrisholm and Darren Novosel of Joes Crab Shack 6. Daymi Gutierrez, Tatyana and Jazmine Dominguez 7. Lori Langley, Holly Baldwin and Susan Keehner 8. Kimberly Wade and Teeka Prashad 9. Debbie McDermott, Gina Fischer, Michele Peppe and Lynn Lombardi 1 1 2 2 3 3 6 6 5 8 8 9 9 4 7 A kick-off party for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer A kick-off party for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Premiere Oncology hosts launch party at Joes Crab Shack Premiere Oncology hosts launch party at Joes Crab Shack 1 2 3 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 5 5 4 4 7 7 Houston Thompson STEPHEN WRIGHT / FLORIDA WEEKLY
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Expires 8/15/12. www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC26 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 9-15, 2012 VINOWines from Alsace hit right note on hot summer daysWhile searching for that perfect wine to go with dinner these hot summer nights, consider Alsatian pinot blanc and pinot gris. These grapes produce wines that are filled with peach, pear, apricot and citrus flavors. Cool and refreshing, they pair well with many popular summer foods, ranging from light repasts to full-bodied roasts. Pinot blanc and pinot gris share a common ancestry with pinot noir, a grape that easily mutates into many clones and varieties. Grown around the world, these grapes can reach their prime when grown in Alsace. The terroir and the regional foods with which they are designed to pair make these wines special. Long and narrow, this district has many foothill and mountain vineyards, all facing south for the best exposure. Their rocky, thin soils force the vines to grow deep roots, imparting a mineral element into the wines. Equally important is the style of food enjoyed locally. As in most traditional wine-growing areas, the wines and local foods are closely matched. Fresh vegetables, egg dishes and seafood, along with hearty meats and sausages comprise the local diet, and winemakers have developed wines that pair well with these foods. Pinot blanc wines are light, soft and refreshing, the perfect aperitif style. They pair well with a wide variety of foods, including fresh vegetables, chicken and seafood. Pale in color, they have delicate fresh pear and peach flavors. In the United States, Australia and New Zealand it is known as pinot blanc. In Italy it is called pinot bianco, and in France it is one of the grapes allowed in Champagne, along with chardonnay and pinot noir. Those grown in the Alsace, however, are the most intense in flavor. Pinot gris is a rich and powerful wine, the fullest bodied white produced in Alsace, and is a great alternative to red wine, standing up well to juicy meats and barbecues. Called pinot grigio in Italy, the resemblance ends there. In Alsace the wine has a distinct aroma of smoke and mushroom, full fruit flavors and a round feeling in the mouth. Rich in peach, pear and honey flavors, it ranges in sweetness from medium dry to dry, ending with a nice long finish. These wines are definitely made to go with foods, whether light appetizers or seafood with pinot blanc, or fullbodied sausage or roasts with pinot gris. Well worth searching for in the marketplace, there are many small-volume, high-quality producers making these wines. Here are some food suggestions, followed by my wine picks. Pinot blanc pairings: Deviled eggs, crabcakes, chicken alfredo, chicken sat with peanut sauce, grilled white pizza with basil and summer squash, grilled vegetable sandwiches using any combination of seasonal veggies (eggplant, zucchini and onion, for example), quiche, steamed asparagus with feta, lemon and olive oil dressing. Pinot gris pairings: Salmon steaks with soy-maple glaze, whole chicken slow roasted over applewood, honeyglazed baby back ribs, flat bread with caramelized onion, pears and hazelnuts, grilled portobello caps stuffed with fontina, caramelized Asian pork chops.Wine Picks of the Week: Willy Gisselbrecht Pinot Gris 2010 ($20): Rich golden in color with floral and fruit aromas, followed on the well-rounded palate with apricot and lemon flavors. This wine is medium bodied with a touch of sweetness and a backbone of mineral for balance. The long finish ends with a touch of spice. Try it with glazed ham, curries or spicy food. Paul Blanck Pinot Gris 2010 ($26): Light golden in color, with a floral nose of jasmine and honeysuckle. The flavor is bright with acidity and features white peach and pears. Medium dry and medium bodied, this wine has a distinct and lengthy finish, ending with a crisp mineral note. Serve it with a pasta seafood dish or with roasted pork. Domaine Rolland Schmitt Pinot Blanc 2010($19): Pale straw in color, and starts with a light smoky and floral nose. The palate shows typical orchard fruit flavors with peaches and apricots, tinged with citrus. Fresh, clean and spicy, with a brisk acidity, this one is easy to pair with seafood, especially scallops or shrimp, or to enjoy as an aperitif. Domaine Mittnacht Freres Pinot Blanc Terre DEtoiles 2011($18): Light straw color with floral, peach and apricot on the nose. The aromas follow through to a light citrus acidity on the palate and an interesting spicy floral finish. Try this with chicken salad or a roasted chicken entree. JIM MCCRACKEN / FLORIDA WEEKLYEnjoy Alsatian pinots on a hot summer day. w a s v v P jimMcCRACKENvino@floridaweekly.com
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT NIGHTLY FROM 8:30-CLOSE Lunch: Tue.-Sat. 12pm till 3pm Dinner: Daily 5:pm till closed 700 Fifth Ave. S., Naples, FL 34102 (239) 659-7008VerginaRestaurant.com 2 DINNERS 2 COURSES AND A BOTTLE OF WINE FOR$39.95and... BARHAPPY HOUR Daily 5-7pm We Prepare Food With Passion For Lasting Impressions NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 9-15, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 The Dock at Crayton Cove has been part of the Naples landscape for so long that its easy to forget its there. Back in the mid-1990s, a Fort Myers pal and I would head down there for drinks and grouper sandwiches after a day of shopping. The food and drink and calming waterfront view never ceased to relax us. I dont think Ive been back since that friend left Florida long ago, but The Dock is still there, as it has been since 1976, according to its Facebook page. As Southwest Florida businesses go, thats practically prehistoric. That beloved grouper sandwich remains, along with trendier items such as fish tacos and Kobe beef burgers. Most of my previous experience at The Dock revolved around such lighter, simpler fare, so I decided it was time to see how the restaurant handles the more ambitious side of its menu. Not as well, as you will see. Despite the time of year, The Dock was quite busy on the midweek evening we visited. We were lucky to get a small corner table close to the water, where low tide entertained us with sightings of hermit crabs darting in and out of sandy tunnels and shore birds nibbling on pinfish in the shallows. The restaurant is open air, which is steamy this time of year, of course, but affords the best views of the bay. A cold Stella Artois ($5.50) and a Goombay Smash ($9.75) helped cool us off. The latter is a sweet-but-not-too-sweet combination of light rum, coconut creme, orange juice, pineapple juice and sour mix topped with Bacardi Select. Ciabatta rolls were served with the drinks, but they were dry and no butter was served with them. For a casual spot, The Dock has a fairly impressive selection of wines reaching up to $120 a bottle; by-the-glass options are in the $8-$10 range, with reputable vintners such as Swanson and Wente. Theres also a premium rum list for those interested in sipping top-shelf varieties. As for the food, its a self-described fusion of Caribbean (Creole, Cuban-Asian, African) and Latin (Central and South America) cuisines. Occasionally, that results in befuddling dishes such as calamari ropa vieja, but for the most part the multicultural mix appeals to a broad range of palates. We started with crab rolls ($12.25) and Cubanitos ($8.25), billed as miniature Cuban sandwiches. Pretty pricey for what they turned out to be, we thought. The former consisted of blue crabmeat stuffed in two phyllo rolls the size of cigars. They were hot and crisp, and the simplicity of the filling let the crab flavor dominate. But the menu said they came with a cognac dressing, which turned out to be more of a tartar sauce decidedly less interesting. The Cuban sandwiches had all the requisite ingredients roasted pork, ham, Swiss cheese and pickles and they came with a delicious mustard sauce for dipping. But the serving was approximately half of a traditional 6-inch Cuban simply sliced into two pieces. For $8.25? Considering you can get a whole sandwich for about $6 at a mom-and-pop Cuban restaurant, this seems exorbitant. (The Docks whole Cuban sandwich, which comes with black beans and rice, is $11.95). As with many restaurants that occupy prime waterfront real estate, patrons end up paying for the view one way or another. Even the tilapia is $19.95. Service throughout was efficient if not effusive; our busy server timed everything well. Entrees rely heavily on seafood, of course, but there are ribs, chicken and a steak for those who choose otherwise. We decided to stick with seafood, opting for the Key lime grouper ($27.95) and sugar-cane skewered scallops and shrimp ($26.95). To say the grouper dish was disappointing would be an understatement. Topped with a crab cake and perched on a mound of mashed potatoes and asparagus, the fillet was smothered with a thick, gloppy sauce and not a very flavorful sauce at that. It had only a slight hint of the citrus the menu promised. I cant imagine this is what the chef intended this dish to be, as it showed a lack of respect for the fish. Maybe the kitchen help just executed it poorly, but this dish needs to be revamped with a better sauce and lighter application of it. The shellfish skewers were much better. The jumbo shrimp and plump sea scallops three of each were perfectly grilled and laced with a simple but mouthwatering blood-orange glaze. The stir-fried julienned peppers, summer squash, carrots and bok choy that accompanied them were perfectly crisp but could have used a pinch of seasoning to punch up the flavor. A pair of potatostuffed samosas also was placed under the skewers, and the heat from the shellfish unfortunately softened their shells. We finished with desserts of coconut cream pie and mango cheesecake (each $6.95). The pie was pretty standard, but the cheesecake stood out because the sweet fruit was incorporated into the delicious filling rather than simply served as a topping, as is usually the case. Overall, this experience wouldnt keep me from enjoying The Docks wonderful view again someday. Ill just stick with the less fancy fare. Send items to cuisine@floridaweekly. com. The Dock at Crayton Cove>> Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday >> Reservations: Only for larger parties >> Credit cards: Accepted >> Price range: Appetizers, $6.25-$12.25; entrees, $11.25-$29.95 >> Beverages: Full bar >> Specialties of the house: Seafood, rum drinks >> Volume: High >> Parking: Small lot, street parking >> Website: www.dockcraytoncove.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 845 12th Ave. S., Naples; 263-9940SuperbNoteworthyGoodFairPoor drewSTERWALD firstname.lastname@example.org CUISINEThe Dock does it best when it keeps things simple grouper te r a n g. d k e nd g ago, k i s s ti ll a a ls l i s t fo i n sippi n e t ie s. DREW STERWALD / FLORIDA WEEKLYThe Dock at Crayton Cove is one of the oldest waterfront restaurants in Naples. Left: Mango gives cheesecake a bright golden hue. Shrimp and scallops are grilled on sugarcane skewers and paired with samosas and julienned vegetables. A grouper fillet is smothered in Key lime butter sauce.
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