www.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. IV, No. 45 FREE WEEK OF AUGUST 16-22, 2012 OPINION A4 PROFILE IN PARADISE A6 HEALTHY LIVING A16 PETS OF THE WEEK A18 NETWORKING B9 & 10 REAL ESTATE B11 OPEN HOUSE MAP B26 SANDY DAYS C2 PUZZLES C10 FILM REVIEW C11 SOCIETY C19 & 20 CUISINE C22-23 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes App Store. INSIDEPutting their soles into itSWFLs cobblers talk shop. B1 AntiquesCollectors take a shine to iridescent glass. A12 Album tour of NYCHistoric sites of the classic rock world. C1 Society Collier County Sheriffs Office hosts National Night Out. C19 When administrators of the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County saw the rolls and rolls of AstroTurf being laid out on the new baseball field at the clubs East Naples campus, their grown-up faces turned to the child-like expressions of those they serve gawking in disbelief. It looks like a little Major League Baseball field down there, says Tony Orr, vice president of resource development. And we built it for the kids who need us the most. Two years went into the making of the baseball field. The backing of the Cal Ripken Foundation made it so. A formal ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held in November with Cal Ripken Jr. present to dedicate the field. But for now, the fields ready and so are the kids, who can hardly wait to christen the ball park with pitching, hitting and base running as they get back into the swing of their after-school programs next week. Its an opportunity for them to have a place to play, to keep them off the streets and keep them focused on having a better life, says Jay Baker, who was named chairman of the Cal Ripken Foundation board in June. He and his wife Patty donated more than $1 million to the field, which has been named in their honor. Mr. Baker says by the end of the year, the foundation would like to have 12 similar fields constructed across the country. Within five years, it hopes THE REV. NIC PATTERSON OF the North Naples United Methodist Church knows that if you want to touch people with the word of God you have to speak their language and reach them first just like Jesus did. Smart phones, tablets, computers and social networks are making worshipping or discussing religion as easy as pushing a button. Jesus even has a fan page on Facebook called Jesus Daily. In fact, faithbased subject matter Boys & Girls Club ready to play ball on Jay & Patty Baker field21st century tools stream God to the masses FAITH MEETS TECHNOLOGYSEE PLAY BALL, A13 SEE TECHNOLOGY, A8 BY ELLA NAYORenayor@ oridaweekly.com www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 16-22, 2012 THE TEN COMMANDMENTS WHENMOSES BY IGNAZIO JACOMETTI, ROME, ITALY; ERIC RADDATZ/ FLORIDA WEEKLY ILLUSTRATIONBY ATHENA PONUSHISaponushis@ oridaweekly.com JAY AND PATTY BAKER
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 16-22, 2012 Republican State Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto caught me by surprise earlier this month by taking the first step in a major change of political philosophy. Apparently, she has decided to embrace the sunshine in a state where theres plenty of it, and where shes lived for more than three decades. Now in the waning days of her representation of District 27, which stretches roughly from the Atlantic coast in Palm Beach County to the Gulf Coast in Charlotte and Lee, Sen. Benacquisto is likely headed for the newly drawn District 30 seat, come November. I guess the states congressional leaders decided that providing therapy to help the bi-coastal and therefore very bipolar District 27 was a waste of time. So they dispatched it like a broken-legged horse, which is a relief to all of us, including the horse. Brown-haired, brown eyed and slender, Sen. Benacquisto saw this coming a long time ago, I suspect. For years shes been a Wellington-based east coaster who didnt appear much west of the Palm Beach County line. But lately shes begun turning her attention consistently to the slower, lazier backwater if I can refer to the southwest coast in terms many east coasters find credible. First, she married Bruce Strayhorn, a prominent Fort Myers-based attorney who headed Hillary Clintons regional effort to win the Democratic nomination in 2008 (he quickly became a Republican after the couple exchanged vows in Dec ember in an east-coast restaurant). Then she started spending a lot more time in community centers and at community events on the west coast, as her Facebook page shows. Neither Mr. Strayhorns photo nor any mention of him appears in any of Sen. Benacquistos political notices that Ive seen unlike photos of her children or friends. Nor does mention of this second marriage for her turn up in her official senate biography, online. But maybe none of this is personal. And besides, she slipped through the Republican primary in her bid for the District 30 seat earlier this week like a fast half-back through a defensive line of mere shadows. Her single Republican opponent, Rep. Trudi Williams, had dropped out of the race in May. And the goal line lies in clear sight. Since the new District 30 is heavily Republican it consists of Lee and the mostly rural southeastern belly of Charlotte shes probably a shoe-in on Nov. 6 against Democratic challenger Debbie Jordan. Be that as it may, only eight days before last weeks primary on Aug. 6, according to the date on stationary embossed with the official golden seal of the Florida State Senate Sen. Benacquisto took the most important step in her political career, in my humble opinion: she addressed a flattering letter to me, personally. And she signed it in crisp blue ink with what appears to be her very own forwardleaning, swish-and-glide signature. Like many members of my species, I am deeply subject to flattery. Frequently when letters of praise reach me, I check carefully around me to insure that members of my own family, along with various dogs, cats, horses, and even that infernal goose I wanted to shoot but didnt in deference to my wife, are not watching. When Im certain that no one is looking, I leap to my feet, cackling wildly like a bald bipolar buzzard (which puts me in mind of District 27) or a sick crow, and stride around the living room like a battalion commander, dodging book cases and piano benches, gesturing aggressively, and seeking a mirror in which to admire my magnificent countenance. Fortunately, there are none, which allows me to persist in inflated self-congratulations for many minutes, and sometimes hours and days. This is what the letter said: Dear Mr. Williams: Please accept my warmest congratulations on winning the Florida Press Associations First Amendment Defense, Jon A. Roosenraad Award and the Business Reporting Award. Achieving these distinguished awards is no easy task, and you deserve all the recognition coming your way. Sweet, isnt it? But then it got really good. I appreciate your dedication to in-depth journalism and to the people of this community, Sen. Benacquisto continued. I wish you the best of luck with future endeavors, and I hope you will not hesitate to contact my office with any questions or concerns you may have. Sincerely, Lizbeth Benacquisto, Senate District 27. Wow! Wow, wow, wow. What makes this extraordinary, is that apparently the senator has decided I am so cool, and she has found my work celebrating open records, open government, and wideopen, gaping, instant access for every single reporter to every single elected or appointed official so illuminating and appealing, that she herself is now going to become a wide-open, instantly accessible Florida state senator, starting today. Not only is that immensely flattering, but its a huge relief. Its going to be good for readers, too, since they might actually get a little insight into what their elected leader is thinking about from time to time. The last three times I tried to reach the senator for stories most recently to talk about redistricting and what it could mean to her (this was before Rep. Trudi Williams, no relation, dropped out of the race) I couldnt. I telephoned her offices and e-mailed her. I even tried to go through her man by asking Bruce Strayhorn to encourage her to call me but nothing. Not only did she decline comment, but she never even replied. Clearly, now Sen. Benacquisto has decided that we members of the media this one, at least is really just a conduit that can pass good solid data, with all of its political nuances, to readers whod like to know what the folks they elected are doing, right from the horses mouth. But not the bipolar horse. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 16-22, 2012 On gun laws, bipartisan consensus, not gridlock, is the problemAnother mass murder, another shooting spree, leaving bodies bullet-riddled by a legally obtained weapon. This time, it was Oak Creek, Wis., at a Sikh temple, as people gathered for their weekly worship. President Barack Obama said Monday, I think all of us recognize that these kinds of terrible, tragic events are happening with too much regularity for us not to do some soul-searching. Amidst the carnage, platitudes. With an average of 32 people killed by guns in this country every day the equivalent of five Wisconsin massacres per day both major parties refuse to deal with gun control. Its the consensus, not the gridlock, thats the problem. The presidents press secretary, Jay Carney, said, We need to take commonsense measures that protect Second Amendment rights and make it harder for those who should not have weapons under existing law from obtaining weapons. Its important to note where Jay Carney made that point, reiterating the phrase common sense five times in relation to the Presidents intransigence against strengthening gun laws, and invoking Second Amendment a stunning eight times. He spoke from the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room in the White House, named after one of Mr. Carneys predecessors, shot in the head by John Hinckley during the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan in 1981. Brady survived and co-founded with his wife the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. After each of these massacres, the Brady Campaign has called for strengthened gun control. This latest mass killing was very likely a hate crime, perpetrated by Wade Michael Page, a white, 40-year-old U.S. Army veteran with links to white supremacist groups and membership in skinhead rock bands. Page grew up in Littleton, Colo., the same town where, in 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold plotted and executed their mass-murder plan at Columbine High School. Page was in the U.S. Army from 1992 to 1998. He did missile-system repairs and later was a psychological operations specialist, although it is not clear in what capacity, based first at Fort Bliss, Texas, then at Fort Bragg, N.C. Page received a general discharge from the U.S. Army, lower than an honorable discharge, but not as bad as a dishonorable one. Reports suggest he had a problem with alcohol, with several arrests for drunken driving. He recently lost a truck-driving job for the same reason, which may have precipitated the loss of his home to foreclosure. Page may have been troubled, but he was by no means unknown. After the shooting, FBI Special Agent Teresa Carlson of Milwaukee told the press, There may be references to him in various files, and those are things that are being analyzed right now, but, we had no reason to believe, and as far as we know, no lawenforcement agency had any reason to believe that he was planning or plotting or capable of such violence. Page was a prominent member of the neo-Nazi skinhead music scene, was known to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks right-wing hate groups, and was also personally interviewed, between 2001 and 2003, by Pete Simi, associate professor of criminology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Despite the arrests, despite the history of membership in hate groups, Page was able to walk into a gun shop and buy the 9 mm pistol legally, according to the shop owner. The fact that it was legal is the problem. As if on cue, two days after Pages murderous rampage in Wisconsin, Jared Loughner appeared in court to plead guilty to the shooting spree in Tucson, Ariz., that left six dead and many injured, including former member of Congress Gabrielle Giffords. Loughner has been diagnosed with schizophrenia, and will spend the rest of his life behind bars. Patricia Maisch survived the shooting. As Loughner was tackled that day in January 2011, Maisch grabbed the high-capacity magazine that Loughner was using to reload his gun. Maisch and two other survivors of that shooting have launched an advertisement with the group Mayors Against Illegal Guns, demanding that both President Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney come up with a plan to deal with guns in this country. The day after the Wisconsin shooting, I spoke with Gurcharan Grewal, president of the Sikh Religious Society of Wisconsin. He told me: Ultimately, the problem comes to gun control. I dont know when were going to get serious about all this, and I dont know how many more lives it will take before something will be done. Neither Obama nor Romney agrees that gun control is the answer. It will take a movement to make it happen. Denis Moynihan contributed research to this column. Amy Goodman is the host of Democracy Now!, a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 1,000 stations in North America. She is the author of Breaking the Sound Barrier, recently released in paperback and now a New York Times best-seller. richLOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly OPINIONThe rise of food stamp nation l M U s s L amyGOODMANSpecial to Florida Weekly Tom Vilsack is one of the most important welfare administrators in the nation. Oh, yeah hes also secretary of agriculture. Two-thirds of the Agriculture Departments budget is devoted to welfare programs. The biggest is food stamps, which is now the nations second-largest welfare program after Medicaid. Its inexorable growth during the past decade, through good times and bad, is a testament to governments self-generating expansion. Asked what labor wanted, the great 20th-century union leader Samuel Gompers answered, More. The modern welfare state lives by the same credo. About 17 million people received food stamps back in 2000. Some 30 million received them in 2008. Roughly 46 million people receive them today. From 1 in 50 Americans on food stamps at the programs national inception in the 1970s, 1 in 7 Americans are on them now. Even when the economy is projected to improve in the future, usage of food stamps will remain elevated above historic norms. Food Stamp Nation is here to stay. One of its pillars is so-called categorical eligibility, which means that if someone is eligible for another welfare program, he is presumptively eligible for food stamps. In 2000, the Clinton administration issued regulations saying that merely getting a noncash welfare benefit could make someone eligible. Getting a welfare brochure or referred to an 800 number for services is enough to qualify in almost all the states. In Vermont, receiving a bookmark with a telephone number and website for services is enough. Categorical eligibility effectively wiped out the programs old asset test (i.e., you couldnt have $30,000 in the bank and get food stamps), although income limitations still apply. In the Obama stimulus, the work requirement was suspended, too, and hasnt been restored. The requirement had discouraged young, able-bodied nonparents from utilizing the program; now there are millions of them on food stamps.That the food-stamps program is part of the farm bill now up for debate in Congress is itself a scam, an exercise in rural-urban logrolling that gives everyone an interest in seeing the bill pass. As every level of government works to grow the program, attempts to scale it back are predictably savaged. When Jeff Sessions, a Republican senator from Alabama, advocated reforms to save $20 billion out of a $770 billion budget for food stamps during the next decade, he was portrayed as a Dickensian villain. The New York Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand accused him of not caring about kids and insisted that food stamps are an engine of economic growth, since every $1 spent on the program allegedly generates $1.71 in economic activity. Theres nothing, apparently, that food stamps cant do. Needless to say, there are destitute people who need help. But the goal should be to reduce dependence on food stamps to historic levels after the recession, and restore the asset test, re-establish a work requirement and implement a better system for income verification. When almost 15 percent of Americans are on food stamps, the government should reacquaint itself with two words: too much. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 16-22, 2012 Earl and Thelma Hodges have provided loyal support and valuable service to the entire Paradise Coast for more than 50 years. This month, proclaimed Early & Thelma Hodges month by the Naples City Council, they are being honored throughout the community to which they have been so generous for so long and in so many ways. The accompanying photo shows Earl and Thelma at a Memorial Day service this past May at Hodges Funeral Home, which they opened 50 years ago this month. Earl was just 13 years old when he attended a funeral service at a rural church and cemetery for a friend of the family in Tennessee and realized then and there that he would commit himself to the funeral profession. He coaxed the funeral director to give him a ride back to town in the hearse, and then started going on calls with him when he wasnt working after school at the local drugstore. After high school, he worked for a Tennessee funeral home until World War II, when he joined the military. He earned his Tennessee funeral directors license in 1948. During the Korean War he spent 22 months in Japan serving in the Army Grave Registration Service. Upon visiting an uncle in Naples in 1956, he decided to stay and went to work as an assistant to the owner of Pittman Funeral Home. In 1962, he opened his own funeral home. Five former employees now own their own funeral homes, a tribute to Earls philosophy of people development as a business owner. Thelma moved to Naples in November 1955 from Lawrenc e, Mass., and was one of three original employees at Naples Community Hospital (hired three months prior to its opening in 1956). A registered nurse, she helped set up the first hospital administration. Early on she was in charge of the emergency room, central supply and surgery. Her employment there continued for more than 20 years. Thelma and Earl met six months after he arrived in Naples, and they were married a year and a half later, in June 1958. Thelma has always been a member of the Naples Community Hospital Auxiliary and has served in nearly every leadership position. She still volunteers in the White Elephant Thrift Shop. In 2007, Earl and Thelma made an unprecedented gift of $12 million to International College, which advanced the school to university status and prompted its renamed to Hodges University. That same year, Earl and Thelma were each awarded an honorary doctorate from the institution. h t 1 a F o bobHARDEN e-mail: email@example.com PROFILES IN PARADISEEarl and Thelma Hodges: 50 years of generosity and service Talking points with Earl and Thelma HodgesAs a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? Earl A funeral director. Thelma A model. What was your rst job? Earl A soda jerk at local drug store in Livingston, Tenn. Thelma A clerk in a dress shop. What are you most proud of? Earl Hodges University and its president, Dr. Terry McMahan. Thelma The progress and growth of NCH Healthcare System. What makes you laugh? Earl Boys with dyed hair. Thelma People and their antics. What skill or talent do you wish you had? Earl I wish I had advanced computer skills. Thelma Ive always wanted to be able to sing or play the piano. Next vacation: Earl and Thelma: North Carolina. Guilty pleasure? Earl Peanut and banana on crackers. Thelma I really cant think of one! What was your mother always right about? Earl Tell the truth and you dont have to remember what you said. Thelma Always treat people the way you would like to be treated. Something others might be surprised to learn about you? Earl I hate public speaking. Thelma There is nothing about me that would surprise anyone, especially since the last few weeks our lives have been an open book! Favorite thing about the Paradise Coast? Earl Our home and the weather. Thelma The beauty, cleanliness and people. What do you miss about the Paradise Coast when youre away? Earl The people. Thelma My home and friends and family.beach, but I nd it comforting that its there. How fortunate we all are to have these two special people call the Paradise Coast home. Bob Harden is the producer and host of The Bob Harden Show, airing from 7-8 a.m. weekdays at www.bobharden.com. The show is archived for listeners convenience.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 16-22, 2012 seems to capture more attention than anything else on Facebook, according to allfacebook.com, an unofficial Facebook blog that discusses how the website changes society. A scan of Facebook pages shows multiple prayer-related messages, Bible passages and religious content thats passed along to and from friends and family daily. Many of the faithful are even choosing to attend religious services online.Divine via virtual pipelineThe fact that religion and faith matter in a big way on social media sites and online means a lot to local clergy, whose mission is to not only reach the masses but to connect with their own flock. The new virtual pipeline created by technology creates a platform for pastors, rabbis and other religious leaders to reach followers. At Temple Beth El, Rabbi Jeremy Barras employs technology and social media. The synagogue has a Facebook page that was started in 2009 and an interactive website. I think in order to meet peoples expectations you have to be technologically savvy, Rabbi Barras said. Meeting these high-tech expectations helps keep the members connected to the faith community. Soon the synagogues classroom will be wired so people will be able to take classes from their homes. The synagogue broadcasts services live a service that has become popular with congregants who for one reason or another cannot be there in person. At Peace Lutheran Church in Fort Myers, Rev. Walter Still devotes his energies to serving his community. He engages people in his energetic sermons and talks. His secretary, Susan Mitchell, who is in charge of the churchs social media, extends the preachers arm via technology. Peace Lutheran has an interactive website, Facebook page and MP3 audio versions of services to download. Ms. Mitchell said that people pay attention to Facebook so much that if churches happenings are not posted people ask why. I think social media opens the doors for religion, she said. Its about getting the word of God out there. Rev. Rusty Mays of Messiah Lutheran Church in Cape Coral has an older congregation, which he said is not as interested in Facebook as some other groups. Thats not an effective tool for us, he said. But e-mail and the churchs active website, which allows congregants to take adult education classes, are more popular. Helen Gierke, the churchs secretary, said 75 percent of the nearly 400-member congregation uses the e-mail system. And Rev. Mays said he uses the Internet to search for daily devotionals to inspire him. Rev. Mike Faircloth of the New Hope Baptist Church in Cape Coral preaches to a younger congregation. He said the churchs several Facebook pages for youth ministry and the church itself are well used. Twothirds to threequarters of the congregation use online technology such as Facebook or e-mail. The churchs interactive website allows users to listen to past services and transmit prayer requests electronically. Though Rev. Faircloth said technologies such as the Internet and social media do not take the place of face-toface interactions, they are often important for the initial interaction. Quite a few people find us through our website, he said. PowerPoint has been used for services for more than a decade and e-blasts or mass e-mails are sent out regularly at the Lamb of God Church in the San Carlos Park area, said Rev. Walter Fohs. The church also has a Facebook page and electronic newsletter. We have better communication because of e-mail, Rev. Fohs said. For Imam Mohamed Al-Darsani of the Islamic Center for Peace in Fort Myers, technology is crucial in getting the message out to his followers. Its an asset between the people and the faithful, he said.The centers website is being rebuilt but according to the information on the site, the ability to access the Quran will be available in different languages soon. Rev. Jonathan Edwards of the First Presbyterian Church of Naples said the use of technology is useful but not critical for his congregation. What really works is the face-to-face interactions, he said. Still, the church has a Facebook page with 30 to 40 active members. In the fall, Rev. Edwards said he plans to use a screen system as an educational aid during services. For Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz of the Chabad Lubavitch of Southwest Florida, hightech is applied to many faith-based services and activities. The Chabad uses a state-of-the-art computer system and Facebook. We love technology, Rabbi Minkowitz said. On a recent interfaith prayer breakfast in Fort Myers, the orthodox rabbi read his prepared speech from his iPad. But despite the Chabads sophisticated and advance level of technology, it never strays from its roots. All of the fancy equipment and devices are powered down and shut before the beginning of the Sabbath on Friday evening. No electricity is used during the Sabbath, which lasts from Friday evening to Saturday evening. For the Jewish faithful, any kind of work, including the use of electricity, is forbidden on the Sabbath. At the Samudrabadra Buddhist Center, Facebook and online technology help the members stay current and in touch with Buddhists around the world. Its really a beautiful tool being able to share, said Abby Citron, the centers education coordinator. Rev. Denny Postell of the Real Life Church in Punta Gorda gives his parishioners a theatrical experience with the use of live video, screens and projection. Its website and Facebook page help keep congregants connected. During services, Rev. Postell encourages members to use their electronic devices to download an online version of the Bible if they forget theirs at home. He said he hopes to develop a mobile application for the church itself in the near future.Cyber servicesOne of Southwest Floridas largest churches has defined itself by being on the cutting edge of technology. North Naples United Methodist Church has its own cyber pastor, Rev. Patterson. The tech-savvy church hosts more than 1,000 people live each week in its iChurch available on its website. The site reported that on a recent Sunday, there were more people attending services online than in church. Pastor Patterson said he is excited about the use of technology in bringing more people to hear the word of God. Weve got to communicate it in a way that people understand, Rev. Patterson said. And, like other clergy, he said he must work hard to maintain the congregation amid an informationand technology-driven world. We have to change the way we communicate, he said. According to research by Harvard University professor Robert Putnam, the percentage of young Americans who say they have no religious affiliation increased from 5 and 10 percent to 30 to 40 percent. To clergy like Rev. Patterson, who is 28, this means people need to be reached out to in a way that works today. For some of the faithful, online services mean the difference between going to church or not. On the occasional weekends when we cant make Mass, we download the readings for that Sunday from the diocese website and take turns reciting the readings and Gospel, said Sherri Holly of Fort Myers. Relating to the people and bringing them to share their faith in a community setting much the way Jesus did is vital to clergy. Rev. Patterson said he defers to Jesus teachings. Jesus talked in parables stories that people of his time could understand, Rev. Patterson said. So with a cyber campus, high-tech website, iChurch and his own cyber pastoring, Rev. Patterson hopes to be doing just what Jesus did speaking the peoples language. So far, his work seems to be paying off. Through his Cyber Pastor program, Rev. Patterson talks online to many people some in crisis. Recently Rev. Patterson told someone to spend time with God in silence. His message seemed to help the person at the end of the computer. Sometimes its easy for people to open up in that kind of way, Rev. Patterson said. Its amazing the kind of response I get. Rev. Patterson said the cyber ministry will soon include a Bible studies mobile app. Margaret Hambrick, a Florida Gulf Coast University professor and department chair of communication and philosophy, said it is important to know and understand whom you are communicating to. To be a good communicator, you need to be both effective and appropriate, she said.Blessing or a curse?Fire can burn down a home or build a warm hearth. Technology isnt much different. Technology is not bad in and of TECHNOLOGYFrom page 1MAYS POSTELL PATTERSON BARRAS FOHS FAIRCLOTH VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYRabbii Yitzchok Minkowicz of Chabad Lubavitch of Southwest Florida.VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYCyber Pastor Nic Patterson of North Naples United Methodist Church shoots a segment for his website at his studio in the church.CITRON
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Local clergy face making sure their intent helps their houses of worship. The Rev. Joseph Clifford of St. Columbkille Catholic Church supports the use of technology for reaching out to parishioners as he would any good tool. He uses Google Earth to find a parishioners house for a home visit. And St. Columbkille has a website, uses e-mail and sends out an electronic news bulletin. Though the church does not yet have a Facebook page, one could be in its future. To us, its not an immediate concern as a form of communication, Rev. Clifford said. With the use of Facebook come issues such as dissention or the conveyance of information not deemed appropriate or in tone with the churchs mission or teachings. We have to safeguard the integrity of the church, he said. The church does use a screen for viewing mass. This allows the 5,000-person congregation to see the service. Though they have a screen, it is not broadcast online. Rev. Clifford said technology is vital, but has to be used wisely. Technology cannot replace the experience, he said. Rituals such as communion and spending one-on-one time with someone cannot be conducted online or with an electronic device. For some things, there is no substitution. That would be allowing technology to take over, Rev. Clifford said. But he is quick to point out the blessings given by the use of technology. To me, it takes me closer to God, he said. Now, we are really seeing how huge the universe is. Rev. Clifford cites an example of reading about Genesis in the Bible. Were not telling the story, he said. We can see the story. Science has the great potential to see the awesome mystery of God. And this is just the beginning. Most area clergy see a blessing and a curse in technology. Rev. Faircloth embraces the use of electronic media to communicate better with congregants but still wants people to come to church on Sunday. It doesnt very effectively take the place of human interaction, he said. Rev. Walter Fohs has experienced a lot of change in his 44 years as a pastor. The Lamb of God pastor in south Lee County, who is retiring soon, began his ministry with a phone. Now everything is on a computer, social media and apps. But he said its vital for clergy to change with the emerging technologies. You will get nowhere without technology, he said It cant replace faceto-face. Its a door to pass through. Probably, churches that are dying havent embraced technology. And the fact that ones view of God often changes with technology is OK with Rev. Fohs. We have people who want to have an understanding of God from 1930, he said. Clergy across the nation are caught in that bond. Youre just going to be an old chair sitting in the corner. Younger clergy such as Rabbi Barras, 37, are on top of the need to stay relevant in relating to todays tech-savvy congregations. The fact that he broadcasts services live became important for one family in California who could not attend the memorial services of a dear friend. Though Rabbi Barras typically would not broadcast a funeral service, he weighed the value of making it available online for the grieving family. But Rabbi Barras also laments about people relying too much on technology that they see it as a replacement for being present in the faith community. He and other clergy are concerned about some people who lose control of technology and become addicted to it. He cited examples of people constantly checking their smart phones and tablets. If your mind is on your technology, its very hard to be spiritual, he said. Its like the devil sitting on your soldier. In Port Charlotte, Rabbi Solomon Agin of Temple Shalom, said e-mail and other electronic media are helpful but he worries too about the distraction that technology can have. Theres a downside to all this technology, Rabbi Agin said. We begin to lose our verbal skills. There can always be a side effect to anything. When you come into the synagogue, the technology has to stop. Rabbi Agin has watched people texting as they came in the door to services. One 13-year-old student in training for his Bar Mitzvah had to be told to stop texting in class. He asked Rabbi Agin if he could at least finish sending his text. They let it run their lives, he said. Religious leaders said being responsible and sticking to their mission of sharing the word of God is essential with the use of technology. If were going to use technology, we need to remember our essential mission to the Gospel, said Rev. Mays of Messiah Lutheran Church in Cape Coral. AGIN CLIFFORD VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYTemple Beth El in Fort Myers employs a Facebook page and a website.
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We have seen 1950s bottles buried in a damp location that show this type of iridescence.Artists have admired this glass iridescence since the early 1800s. In 1817, a man from Scotland patented a way to iridize glass, but the glass that collectors like today, the kind with a golden iridescence, was made by Ludwig Lobmeyr of Austria-Hungary in 1873. Other glass artists, including Louis Comfort Tiffany, began making their own type of iridescent glass. Some of the factories that made gold iridescent glass and the date they started are: Glasfabrik Johann Loetz-Witwe (1890), Wilhelm Kralik Sohn (1890s), Tiffany (1896), Koloman Moser (1900), Quezal Art Glass Co. (1901) and Steuben Glass Co. (1903). Carnival glass, a less-expensive and very different-looking type of iridescent glass, was made after 1908. Collectors and even experts often cannot identify the maker of a gold iridescent glass piece because the pieces are all so similar. And modern glassmakers can produce very similar glass pieces, too, so there is much confusion. The most expensive and most popular is Tiffany gold glass. Q : I would like to know the age and make of my cast-iron toy gun. Its marked TG-27 and has a funny nub on the bottom and a short barrel. It probably opens at the grip. My brother repainted the entire gun to cover up rust.A: Your toy gun is a cap gun made by the National Toy Co. The nub on the bottom of the grip lifts up to show where the caps should be loaded. Although the company didnt officially incorporate until 1914, your cap gun likely dates from 1911. The companys products were successful and sold in stores like FAO Schwarz. Since your cap gun is repainted, its value is very low.Q: Please settle a dispute between my husband and me about our small table. It has been in my family for years. We think its made of iron. It has two pierced oval shelves and a marble top and its marked B & H and 646. The paint is chipped. I say it should not go to a landfill and my husband insists it should. Who is right?A: Your iron table was made by Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co. Walter Hubbard and his brother-in-law, Nathaniel Lyman Bradley, started making cast-metal clocks, call bells, lamps, chandeliers, sconces, bookends, frames, andirons and sewing birds in 1854 in Meriden, Conn. The company was sold to Charles Parker in 1940. During the late 1800s and early 1900s, Bradley & Hubbard made many types of small ornate tables and stands to hold plants, flowers, calling cards, smoking accessories and inkstands. The tables and stands sell today for about $150 to $350, depending on condition. All Bradley & Hubbard products are collectible. Dont throw the table away.Q: I have a scrapbook that belonged to my great-grandfather and then my grandfather. Its a scrapbook all about the Villa Igiea in Palermo, Sicily. It has about 145 pages and is filled with newspaper clippings from the early 1900s. We would like to keep it in the family, but wonder what it might be worth. Who might be interested in it? A: Collectors and libraries value letters, cards, documents and photographs of famous people. If the person who kept the scrapbook isnt famous, the value of material in an old scrapbook is minimal unless the photos and letters relate to a historic event. Condition is always important, too. Collectors dont like newspaper clippings as much as they like postcards, trade cards and scraps (small die-cut colored pictures). They will pay $1 to $10 for common examples and more than $100 for rarities. If your scrapbook includes more than clippings, you may find it has more value by taking it apart and donating or selling the individual photos, postcards and scraps. Tip: Do not display carnival glass made before 1910 in direct sunlight. The glass, introduced in 1907, will turn purple or brown and its iridescent finish may fade. Terry Kovel answers as many questions as possible through the column. By sending a letter with a question, you give full permission for use in the column or any other Kovel forum. Names, addresses or email addresses will not be published. We cannot guarantee the return of any photograph, but if a stamped envelope is included, we will try. The volume of mail makes personal answers or appraisals impossible. Write to Kovels, (Florida Weekly), King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019. COURTESY PHOTO The pewter mounting with the mark of the Van Houten company helps identify this iridescent glass vase. Loetz and Kralik both used Van Houten pewter after 1890. Neal Auctions experts in New Orleans could say only that the 7-inch-high vase was Continental. Because of its quality, it auctioned for $854. KOVELS: ANTIQUES Collectors take a shine to iridescent glass o t g g f p terryKOVELnews@floridaweekly.com
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JOB TIMENY Park 661 Goodlette Road Pediatric Orthopedics/ Deformity Fellowship Speaks Spanish, Creole, French, Freedom under attack A bar in Horry County, S.C., named the Suck Bang Blow filed a lawsuit in May challenging the countys new ordinance prohibiting motorcyclists burnouts (engine-revving with backtire-spinning, creating smoke and enormous noise). The bar claims that burnouts are important expressions of its customers manliness and macho and as such are protected by the First Amendment. Luigi Bellavite complained to reporters in Mountain View, Colo., in July that the theft of his Vote Satan yard sign ought to be prosecuted as a hate crime under state law as he is a member of the Church of Satan. Police called it an ordinary theft. Government in action Miniature golf is remarkably simple to play, requiring neither experience nor much exertion, and even toddlers can negotiate their own brand of fun on the course. However, in March, a set of accessible design standards went into effect, under the Americans With Disabilities Act, governing such things as the slope of courses (maximum 1:4 rise on some holes), the maximum length of the blades if artificial turf is used, and the minimum area of the teeoff landing (48 inches by 60 inches, with a slope not steeper than 1:48). The only unlimited-issue U.S. visa allowing fast-lane entrance for certain foreign workers is the O-1, available to those (e.g., scientists, technology engineers) who, in the opinion of the State Department, demonstrate extraordinary ability. Reuters reported in June that an O-1 recently went to British journalist Piers Morgan, whose extraordinariness seems limited to replacing Larry King on his CNN interview program, and another to Shera Bechard, Playboys Miss November 2010, whose other accomplishment seems to be the creation of an online photo-sharing experience called Frisky Friday. Canadian rap singer Manu Militari was, until earlier this year, sufficiently patriotic to have received more than $100,000 in government grants that originated with the Canadian Heritage department. However, a June video released ahead of his new album LAttente portrayed Afghan Taliban fighters targeting a convoy of Canadian soldiers, planting a roadside bomb and aiming their rifles at the Canadians heads. Over 150 Canadian soldiers have died fighting the Taliban and their insurgent allies. Forgetful USA Today, quoting a Pentagon official, reported in July that, during the last decade, the Pentagon had paid late fees totaling $610 million for not returning leased shipping containers by the due dates. A Government Accountability Office report in July revealed that the federal governments vast properties include about 14,000 offices and buildings that are vacant (or nearly so), but which the government still pays to maintain (at about $190 million a year). (A large building in Washington, D.C.,s Georgetown among the most valuable real estate in the city has sat mostly unused for more than 10 years.) The Miami-Dade County, Fla., government confirmed in April that it had discovered, in storage, 298 brand-new vehicles that had been purchased in 20062007, but which had never been used. Police report New Mexico is an open carry state, with otherwise-law-abiding adults authorized to display loaded handguns in public. However, in the town of Vaughn (pop. 500, located mid-nowhere), perhaps the only ones not authorized to carry are the towns two police officers. Chief Ernest Armijo had been convicted in 2011 of criminal nonsupport of a wife and two sons, and among the conditions of probation was the prohibition on gun possession. Deputy Brian Bernal has his own domestic issue: a conviction for family violence that bars him, under federal law, from carrying. Most people who call an FBI field office would be in serious trouble if they left an answering-machine message for a named agent, along with the callers name and telephone number, in a message consisting of at least 13 F-word epithets threatening to break (the agents) (F-word) neck. However, when Thomas Troy Bitter left the message at the San Diego field office, according to a July report in OC Weekly, the agency, after initially charging Mr. Bitter, quietly dropped the prosecution with no further repercussions. OC Weekly speculated that Mr. Bitter is a confidential informant whom the FBI was late in paying. Great artParis designer Jean-Emmanuel Valnoir Simoulins latest project combines his boyhood fascination with jacket patches and the societal fascination with body modification. He said he will sew patches featuring his bands next album directly onto the skin of his own back. Its a nostalgic project about my teenage-hood, when I had an iron faith (in) black-metal (music). Recurring themesIt has been reported variously as an urban legend and a true story, but a well-documented July report in Chinese media, picked up by CNN, looks unfortunately authentic. A 13-year-old boy in Shandong Province was severely injured by a prank at an auto repair shop at which he worked. Doctors at Bayi Childrens Hospital in Beijing confirmed that the co-workers had inserted the nozzle of an air pump into his rectum and shot air into the intestines, inflating his belly, damaging his liver, kidneys and stomach, and sending him into a coma for eight days. Doctors deflated him, but at press time, he remained in intensive care. NEWS OF THE WEIRDBY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 16-22, 2012 A15 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 and service in Collier County.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 ShopAug. 16, 23 and 30 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. 50 percent o most items. 2157 Pine Ridge RoadEat with Earl at Gyrene BurgerAug. 16, 23 and 30 Mr. Hodges and his grand nephew, Leslie King, serve as lunchtime celebrity burger-meisters, and diners will enjoy 50 cents o the price of every burger. 51 Ninth St. S. and 9331 Tamiami Trail N.Friday, Aug. 311 p.m. Calling all Junior Deputies of yesteryear! Mr. and Mrs. Hodges are the guests of honor at an ice cream social celebrating Earls pioneering advocacy of the Junior Deputies League of Collier County. Cake and ice cream courtesy of Goodwill Industries. Naples Depot Museum 1051 Fi h Ave. S. For more information, call Ellie Krier at 262-0015. 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. 08151612-1765Copyright 2012, Miromar Development Corporation. Miromar Design Center is a registered service mark of Miromar Development Corporation.*Up to 40% off in select storesFree Seminar HGTV Star Monica Pedersen Creates Stylish SoirEesNationally renowned host and HGTV designer Monica Pedersen reveals her step-by-step guide to must-know party planning secrets from her new book, Make It Beautiful: Designs and Ideas for Entertaining at Home. Book-signing to follow. RSVP by Monday, August 20 online at MiromarDesignCenter.com. Call (239) 390-8207 for more information. MIROMAR DESIGN CENTER 45 HOME FURNISHING STORESDesigned to DIne SALES EVENTUP TO DREAM DINING ROOMS ON DISPLAY ELEGANT TABLESCAPES FREE SEMINARSTHRU AUGUST 31 9:30 A.M. 5:30 P.M.40% OFF!* Francesco Molon Casa Italia Design Showroom Monica Pedersen Adopt-A-Soldier seeks donations U.S. troops in Afghanistan are the focus of the Adopt-A-Soldier project started last year by the Womens Council of Realtors, Naples-On-The-Gulf Chapter. That first effort resulted in more than 155 care packages being sent overseas to various platoons. This year members hope to raise $10,000 by Oct. 15 and extend their campaign to even more troops. The group is also collecting names from local residents of family and friends who are soldiers and will ensure that those soldiers receive packages. Monetary donations and/or supplies for care packages are welcome. Acceptable items include: Beef jerky, granola bars, packages of nuts, Rice Krispies Treats, powdered drink mixes (individual sizes), alcohol-free hand wipes, socks (black and boot-cut only), AA and AAA batteries, gum and hard candies, small tubes of toothpaste and individually wrapped toothbrushes. Drop-off locations for donations are: Kensington Country Club; Coldwell Banker (north office); John R. Wood Realty (Immokalee office); the Law Firm of Quarles and Brady; Woods, Weidenmiller & Michetti, Attorneys at Law; and Third Federal Savings and Loan. The chapter is also planning a poker run fundraiser in October, with details TBA. For more information, including a way to donate money online, visit www.AdoptA-Soldier.org. To provide the name of a soldier you would like to receive a care package, call Sally Masters at 253-1579 or Debbie Zvibleman at 272-8878. 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.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA16 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 16-22, 2012 omas Quigley, M.D.Board Certi ed Eye Physician & SurgeonNaples Bonita Springs www.doctorquigley.comFREEEYE EXAMFOR NEW PATIENTS Brain hubs boil when hoarders face pitching their own stuff SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYA new study seems to support classifying hoarding disorder as a psychiatric illness. In patients with hoarding disorder, parts of a decision-making brain circuit under-activated when dealing with others possessions, but overactivated when deciding whether to keep or discard their own things, a National Institute of Mental Healthfunded study has found. NIMH is part of the National Institutes of Health. Brain scans revealed the abnormal activation in areas of the anterior cingulate cortex and insula known to process error monitoring, weighing the value of things, assessing risks, unpleasant feelings, and emotional decisions. NIMH grantee David Tolin, Ph.D., of Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Conn., and colleagues, report on their functional magnetic resonance imaging study in the August 2012 issue of the journal Archives of General Psychiatry. Hoarding disorder, a proposed category in psychiatrys new diagnostic manual, DSM-5, is characterized by avoidance of decision-making about possessions. The new findings pinpoint brain circuit activity suspected of underlying the lack of self-insight, indecisiveness, sense that the wrong decision is being made, inflated estimates of the desirability of objects, and exaggerated perception of risk that are often experienced with the disorder. In the study, brain activity of 43 hoarding disorder patients was compared to that of 31 obsessive compulsive disorder patients and 33 healthy controls while they had to decide whether to keep or discard their own or others junk mail and newspapers. Notably, such ownership did not appear to differentially affect brain activity in the OCD patients. Hoarding disorder patients, as expected, decided to keep many more items than the other groups. The results of this study reflect an accelerating trend toward finding disturbed regulation of brain systems responsible for various dimensions of behavior that may cut across mental disorders as traditionally defined, said Bruce Cuthbert, Ph.D., director of NIMHs Division of Adult Translational Research. In this case, the implicated brain areas are hubs of a salience network that weighs the emotional significance of things and regulates emotional responses and states. Hoarding patients severity of symptoms, self-ratings of indecisiveness, and feeling of things being not just right were correlated with the degree of aberrant activity in these hubs. The results add to evidence of impaired decision-making in hoarding disorder and may help to disentangle its brain workings from those of OCD and depression. NIH, the nations medical research agency, includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIH is the primary federal agency conducting and supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical research, and is investigating the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases. The mission of the NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery and cure. For more information, visit www.nimh.nih.gov. HEALTHY LIVING TO YOUR HEALTHDiabetes education combined with cruiseLake Diabetes & Medical Supply, in conjunction with Preferred Travel of Naples, will sponsor diabetes education onboard the Silversea Cruises Silver Spirit to the Caribbean this fall. Passengers will learn how to manage diabetes from certified diabetic educators and will also enjoy instruction from the culinary experts and fitness team onboard the luxury cruise ship. The at-sea program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association and accredited by the American Association of Diabetic Educators. Participants are in classes for a few hours each day but also have time to enjoy regular cruise activities and excursions. The Silver Spirit sails roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale on Nov. 30 to the Turks and Caicos Islands, St. Barts, St. Kitts and Tortola before returning to Fort Lauderdale on Dec. 10. For more information, contact Preferred Travel of Naples at 261-1177.Planned Parenthood pregnancy classPlanned 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 5:308:30 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.Free counseling for caregiversCaregivers of seniors ages 60 and older who are experiencing stress from changing life circumstances can obtain free peer counseling from the Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida. Counseling is coordinated by Margot Escott, a licensed clinical social worker with MHASWFL. Call 261-5405 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Ms. Escott can also provide information about the associations other services. Check, recheck and check againOne of the most fascinating and rewarding experiences of our recently completed, and outstanding, Joint Commission review was accompanying the senior physician surveyor as he traced a cancer therapy medication, administered to an outpatient oncology patient at the North Naples Out-Patient Infusion Service. The Joint Commission experts purposely focus on complicated areas of high risk to ensure we are functioning as safely as possible. Treating a cancer patient with chemotherapy starts with confirming the physicians orders, triple checking that the right medication is given to the right patient at the right time. Board certified oncology pharmacist Jeff Weiss (no relation), working directly with our team of oncologists, supervised every step of the electronic ordering process. This is imperative as cancer medications are powerful and can have serious harmful effects if not carefully monitored and administered only after laboratory data is checked to make sure the patient is ready for the treatment. The oncology pharmacist provided the first check of the patients chemotherapy regimen. A clinical pharmacist, often one of the pharmacy supervisors Sheila Markham, Maria Esposito or Laurence Bosse, then completed the second check of the chemotherapy regimen. The third pharmacy check was completed by the outpatient infusion pharmacist, Connie Martinez, who supervised pharmacy technician Maria Alvarez in sterile compounding of the medication and again verified the orders with the medication as it was actually labeled. Gail Hill was the primary pharmacist the day we visited. Once these checks were completed, OPIS RN Maria Cox, also the charge nurse, administered the chemotherapy medication. Here too, an additional second check by an RN colleague and administrative nurse, Susan Lynn-Butler, was initiated. Our oncology pharmacists are consulted on about 100 chemotherapy regimens per month and OPIS dispenses about 400 oncology medications per month. NCH hospital pharmacies dispense 230,000 medications monthly. Even with this volume, the safety record allenWEISSallen.email@example.com SEE WEISS, A17
for chemotherapy medication at NCH is remarkable. While we must always protect against overconfidence, our team can still feel proud of an extraordinary, long-term performance. Understandably, the nurses in OPIS get great patient feedback for care and compassion, especially when many patients have recurrent treatments. Speaking of compassion, I also received the following note from a nurse colleague recently, whose cousin visited the emergency department on North Campus and was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer: My cousin does not have health insurance. The social work department put us in touch with Lynn Hurley, the breast health navigator with the foundation. She is amazing. Within minutes, she had scheduled follow-up tests and most importantly given my family some peace in this most devastating time with the financial help that she was able to offer. I am an employee of NCH and a nurse, and I was and continue to be so proud of our organization. I just wanted to send my gratitude and inform you of this truly amazing employee. Finally, two other amazing friends of NCH, Thelma and Earl Hodges, are being recognized this month throughout Southwest Florida for their contributions to the community. Thelma was the third employee of NCH, a charge nurse when we opened with 50 beds and 10 physicians a half-century ago. She has been with us ever since in one capacity or another. Following her retirement, she continued with the hospital auxiliary and has accumulated more than 15,000 hours (the equivalent of another eight-plus years of employment). Thelma claims to be the first to truly say, This Is My Hospital and who can doubt her. Thanks, Thelma and Earl, Lynn Hurley, and the pharmacy team. And thank you all, for making NCH what it has become for every citizen of our great community. Dr. Allen Weiss is the president and CEO of NCH Healthcare System. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 16-22, 2012 NEWS A17 888-440-2852 www.lbulighting.com11985 Tamiami Trail N Naples, FL 34110 www.lbulighting.com/specials.aspx TRACK TRIO LED LIGHTSWEISSFrom page A16 CLUB NOTES 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 248-7408 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The Inbetweeners a social group for singles ages 40-65, welcomes newcomers and regulars at gatherings every Wednesday. The Aug. 22 and 29 gatherings 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 email@example.com. 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 no-holds-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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Local Toastmasters chapters, meeting times and locations include: Bonita Toastmasters Club: 7 p.m. every second and fourth Wednesday at the Bonita Springs Fire Station, 27701 Bonita Grande Drive. For more information, call Scott Vail at 777-3642. Collier Communique Club: 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Books-A-Million in Mercato. Call Robert Rizzo at (407) 4938584. Naples Sunrise Bay Toastmasters Club: 7:45 a.m. on the first and third Tuesday in Moss Hall at Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive. Call Steve McCann at 777-8851. Naples Toastmasters Club: 7 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday at Naples General Aviation Center, 200 Aviation Drive N. Call Steve Jallad at 776-5398. Toast of the Coast Toastmasters Club: Noon on the second and fourth Friday at Stantec (previously Wilson Miller), 3200 Bailey Lane, Naples. Call Gwen Greenglass at 431-0931. Naples Advanced Toastmasters: 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday in the meeting room at the North Collier Government Center, 2335 Orange Blossom Drive. Call Linda Valentine at (954) 780-6683. This club has prerequisites for membership. Toastmaster Academy: 6:30-8:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday in the meeting room at the North Collier Government Center, 2335 Orange Blossom Drive. Call R. Sunde at 594-3828. For more about the organization, visit www.toastmasters.org. Carville N26 20.315 W 081 49.677 ALL BOATERS WELCOME ABOARD! 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MARTY BECKER AND GINA SPADAFORIUniversal UclickWhen we think of pets who need exercise and playtime, cats do not automatically spring to mind, but they should. Our domestic cats dont need to hunt for a living, but they still have those natural instincts to chase, climb and hide. Toys, games and other forms of entertainment enrich your cats life and burn calories, keeping him happy and healthy. And kitty playtime takes only two or three minutes several times each day. Here are some of our favorite ways to keep cats active, both physically and mentally. Get a move on! Cats are attracted by motion. Even the laziest of cats gets excited by the bouncing beam of a flashlight or laser pointer. Following the fast, erratic motion enhances a cats ability to think and move quickly. To give your cat a real workout, direct the light beam up and down stairs or walls, encouraging the cat to run and jump. Be careful not to shine a laser pointer in your cats eyes. Chasing a pingpong ball down the hall will also get your cat moving. Some cats will even bring it back to you. Gone fishin. Other toys that arouse a cats desire to chase are fishing-pole toys, which have flexible handles attached to lines with furry or feathery lures at the end. Dangle it over your cats head or drag it in front of him and watch him become a silent stalker: ears forward, rear twitching, then pouncing on his prey, rolling and kicking to kill it. His amazing flips and spins in pursuit of the lure will keep your kitten and you entertained for hours, or at least until your cat is ready for another nap. Just remember to put it away when youre not around to supervise: You dont want your cat swallowing the string and developing a dangerous intestinal obstruction. Live-action entertainment. A peaceful way to give your cat a taste of the hunt is to set a bird feeder just outside the window. The birds stay safely outdoors and get a meal out of the deal, while your cats life is made more interesting on his side of the window. This is a great way to encourage your cat to do a little jumping onto the windowsill and to appeal to his birder nature. Kitty brain candy. The rapid movements of birds, meerkats, aquarium fish and other prey animals are like crack for cats. Feed your cats hunger for prey in a nonviolent way by turning on a nature show or popping in a DVD made especially for cats. Make sure your TV is securely placed so it wont fall over if your cat decides to leap at the screen in a vain attempt to score a meal. Will play for food. The pet stores have a variety of food puzzles toys you put food into for your cat to work out. If you cant find a food puzzle your cat likes, try a homemade version. Put dry food inside an empty paper towel roll, and let your cat figure out how to get at it. Or get a Wiffle ball and insert pieces of kibble. Theyll fall out when your cat bats the ball around. Hide and seek. Put an empty paper sack or a cardboard box with a little packing paper inside it on the floor and let your cat explore. Hell love the dark interiors and crinkly noises. Boxes are extra fun when you have two cats, providing the perfect way to play hideand-seek. Use your imagination to keep your cat busy. So many cats these days are indoors, which is good for them, the neighbors and the wildlife. But when you close the door on your cat, you need to make the indoors more interesting. Fortunately, doing so strengthens the bond between you and your pet. To adopt or foster a petDogs and cats adopted from Humane Society Naples come with vaccinations, sterilization surgery, ID microchip and 30 days of health insurance. Visit the animals ready for adoption at the main shelter at 370 Airport-Pulling Road N. (11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday), or at the satellite adoption center at Coastland Center during mall hours. Call 643-1555 or visit HSNaples.org for more information. Pets of the Week>> Zeus & Clementine came to HSN together ve months ago and would love to nd a forever together. They are both 3 years old, very friendly, love to groom and play with each other. Because theyve been at our shelter for more than 150 days, their adoption fee has been waived. Consider taking this great pair. >> Blondie is a sweet, 5-year-old, male, pug mix who walks well on leash, is very playful and loves kids. His adoption fee is $150. >> Hammer is a handsome, very spunky, 2-year-old, pug mix who would make a great companion for a family with kids! His adoption fee is $150.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF AUGUST 16-22, 2012 We are a direct lender offering the following loan products: 239-434-0300 www.aemc.cc Making dreams come true... SW Floridas Fastest Growing Mortgage Bank! The study of economics in college or graduate school is generally not laced with political discussion. However, most postacademic economic discussions are fully woven with political rhetoric. The intermingling is heightened with increasing age and during a presidential election. Rightly so, economics should play a big part in voters decision-making in the upcoming election. Surely both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama will promise plenty of economic everythings to their targeted economic audiences. Some voters will sift through these promises to determine how each candidate stands on specific economic issues critical to their wellbeing. Just as there are voters who select a candidate based on a single religious issue, there are voters who are focused on a single economic issue. For instance, an isolated economic issue could be a specific social programs upon which voters individually rely (e.g., for many seniors who have seen greatly diminished interest rates paid on their savings, their survival might require that Medicare benefits remain intact and not at any higher costs.) Another example of a single economic issue could be corporate taxation (e.g., corporate executives who are trying to decide country location for their expansion plans want certainty in long term taxation rates and equity investors reliant on stock gains want lower taxation levels on their shareholder earnings). For those who are not focused on isolated economic issues and who are trying to better understand the U.S. economic landscape, the following issues might factor into their candidate selection. The single biggest economic issue facing the U.S. is unemployment. As of August 2012, U.S. unemployment was at 8.3 percent. Far beyond the number of unemployed are the additional millions who are unemployed but, as they are no longer looking for work, they are not counted as being unemployed. And beyond those millions, there are the underemployed, who are part-time employed yet seek full-time hours or the full-time employed, but in positions that do not fully use their skills. Understanding the magnitude of the economic problem is important for figuring a solution (i.e., how to get people who want to work and use all their skills in a full-time setting) and for figuring, for the interim, how to ameliorate the hardship on those who are in these multiple categories. In economic terms, the Gross Domestic Product of the U.S. must grow at rates greater than 2.5 percent per annum for many years in order for employment problems to begin to be cured. As the various levels of government within the U.S. are facing budget contractions, government make work is less probable. The most likely area that can spur GDP growth is the private sector And preferably to recover some of the manufacturing jobs that left our borders. For us to garner a competitive manufacturing edge, there needs to be a game changer in the cost of manufacturing/production in the U.S. The game changer will not be lower wages, as we do not want to become competitive with the Chinese paying 50 cents an hour. In my opinion, the game changer that would allow us to be competitive in manufacturing is a marked reduction in energy costs both within the manufacturing process and the energy costs of shipping products to buyers. Energy cost reduction could be accomplished through building the pipelines to move energy resources that lie in the ground simply awaiting a transportation solution, or through creation of super batteries that run on salt water, or through other innovations. A country increasingly focused on expanding the manufacturing sector can benefit from: the multiplier effects of business investment; improvement its trade imbalance from being a net importer (which is a GDP drag) to being a net exporter ( a GDP boost); and creation of the sorts of middle class jobs that are associated with manufacturing. Further, voters need to be sensitive to discussion on free trade as it is critical to our ability to manufacture more within the U.S. and to export more. Free trade that opens our markets to a country that has no interest in buying our products might be very costly to U.S. employment base. Government regulation might be another economic issue about which politicians will need to weigh in. Here are examples of issues that seem to be preventing expansion that creates more employment: new plant isnt built due to a myriad of regulations; businesses arent started due to compliance costs and time needed to execute all compliance measures; medical costs rise due to a mandate to update all medical records in a certain way, etc. Possibly the next biggest issue that the U.S. faces is the fiscal cliff, the name given to expiration of multiple lower tax policies (and automatic reversion to higher levels of taxation) and a curtailment of various U.S. government expenditures in order to force spending cuts. In simple terms, the U.S. government has been spending beyond its means for a very long time. The fiscal cliff will bring contentious debate as it inevitably will focus on taxation (will it increase? by how much? which sector will be more greatly burdened? ) and it will focus on social programs (Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid) which have had exponential cost increases and for which the cost trajectory takes us into the stratosphere. So, consider vetting the candidates economic platform far beyond whether the candidate has promised you the chicken that you want in your pot. Consider whether the candidate addresses core issues of unemployment and the fiscal cliff and if the solutions proffered are specific and realistic. In my opinion, unless you are hearing plans for how the private sector can be incentivized to create meaningful manufacturing jobs within the U.S. and how we can lower our energy costs, we have little chance to create a brighter future. Jeannette Showalter, CFA is a commodities broker with Worldwide Futures Systems, 571-8896. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF AUGUST 16-22, 2012 just wore them out completely, said Kelly Sullivan, one of Silvios customers. She had the slipper shoes repaired, along with other shoes she brings to the shop. Things have changed since Van Gogh painted shoes and they were made mostly by hand. Today its just as likely that a cheap pair of patent leather high heels or sweat-stained athletic shoes will end up in the garbage. Some of those might cost more to repair than they are new. But cobblers have adapted to the demands of the market and stay busy, especially in the winter season, with not just shoes but purses, luggage and other leather goods. Its gratifying at the end of the week, says John Morreale, a third-generation shoe repairman whose Sicilianborn father, Sal, opened Morreale Shoe Repair in Fort Myers in 1975. Were never rich and well never be rich. But at least weve seamed to live half-way middle class. The shop has remained in the same spot since it opened, on U.S. 41 in the Kmart Plaza. The footwear of former NBC-2 anchor Craig Wolf, as well as the workboots of Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott, have been repaired by Mr. Morreale or his father. He specializes in orthopedic shoes. A workbench in his shop, hidden by tools and a mashup of dried glue with bits of string, leather and other things, was built by Mr. Morreales grandfather more than 30 years ago. (He plans to build a new one in the next year or two). Back in Sicily, his grandfathers were both shoemakers as well as cobblers. It takes years to learn a lot of this stuff, just to perfect it, said Mr. Morreale. Its not rocket science but repetition, repetition, repetition. My father could do it with his eyes closed even in his old age. Shoes come in all shapes, sizes and colors, of course, and the machines, tools and materials used to sew up, sand down and work with shoes are just as varied. The Morreales have attracted many loyal customers over the years with their work. They also like the richly layered smell of the store, made up of leather, glues, polish, some burning incense, and a little poignancy, depending on how you view old shoes and professions. One thing I hear every day is they love the smell when they walk in, said Mr. Morreale, who has grown immune. Im around it so much I smell nothing.The cobbler/farmerYears ago, Mr. Morreale opened a shoe repair shop in Port Charlotte, which he sold to Luis Sanchez. Mr. Sanchez has run Johns Shoe Repair shop on U.S. 41 for more than a decade. He is originally from Cuenca, Ecuador, in the Andes Mountains. His father was a cobbler there and later ran a shoe repair shop in New York in the 1950s, just north of the city in Westchester County where he still lives. His father (who is still alive) built a small-scale model of that old shop, complete with himself working away at a bench and a tiny mousetrap in the corner. The model sits on a top shelf in the workroom in the back of Mr. Sanchezs shop in Port Charlotte, collecting cobwebs. Mr. Sanchez himself remains busy repairing shoes. He also sells new Red Wing shoes and Panama hats he brings from Ecuador. He moved to Philadelphia in his late teens, and to Miami in the 1990s before moving to Port Charlotte. He lives with his wife, Socorco, and has three boys and a girl who live in Orlando. Mr. Sanchez, who is 54, plans to return to Ecuador in his old age. I have a house, a little farm in the Andes, he said, about 3,000 meters above the sea. Its cold. In the day its a little warmer. There, he farms a few different crops including onions, potatoes and corn (caretakers look after the farm now) and has goats as well as llamas. The llamas love the cold weather, he said, his forehead beaded with sweat, the backdoor of his workroom open for ventilation on a steamy August afternoon. PatchworkFor shoe repairmen, many small jobs add up to a decent living. Mr. Palomba in Naples calls this the patchwork nature of his business. While restoring a pair of shoes might cost $50 on average, many repairs are smaller fixes, especially as shoes have become cheaper: a few stitches here, some glue there. Almost a half-century ago, Mr. Palomba remembers, synthetic soles as well as plastics worked their way into shoemaking. Many are made cheaply. You go to Payless and pay $10 a pair, he says. Gimme a break. Those are the ones that ruin business because they cost more to repair (than they cost new). The biggest part of their business is fixing womens shoes. They may have 30 pairs (of shoes). They leave the 29 behind to use that one comfortable shoe. And thats why we exist, to fix that comfortable shoe and give it back. His accent is still distinctive all these years after moving to the United States, after his marriage to Anna in 1965. Theyre still together. He was a plumber in Italy, where four of his uncles were shoemakers and cobblers. His father-in-law in Boston taught him the trade. Having grown up in a part of south Naples in Italy, Mr. Palomba many years later was curious to learn about this identically named town on the Southwest Florida coast. Can you imagine Im in Boston and someone says, I live in beautiful Naples in Florida? I says, what are you talking about? He took a vacation here in January 1980 to find out, then moved here later that same year, bringing the shoe repair business with him. His son Joe and daughter Elena now work at the shop, too. They are two of a larger family, a patchwork of children and grandchildren who over the years have taken their places in photographs prominently displayed under the long glass countertop by the register at Silvios. SHOESFrom page 1EVAN WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLYAbove: John Morreale, owner of Morreale Shoe Repair in Fort Myers. Left: Luis Sanchez, the owner of Johns Shoe Repair in Port Charlotte. Partnership to clear up the cloud The cloud is a technology frontier; and the Southwest Florida Regional Technology Partnership invites technology professionals, businesses and students to a forum of experts who will explain how the cloud works, what it promises, and how it will change IT. This event is a collaboration of the Technology Partnership, the FGCU Small Business Development Center and the FGCU Renaissance Academy. The program will take place from 5:308:30 p.m. Tuesday Aug. 21, at the Atrium, Suite 1181, 8695 College Parkway, Fort Myers. The panelists will be: Dale McKeag, enterprise account executive of Comcast Business Class Metro Ethernet Solutions; Mike Conley, president, Conley Solutions Inc.; Steve Meister, sales engineer, CenturyLink; and Stephen Campbell, co-founder and CEO of My Docs Online Inc. The event fee is $10 for members and $20 for non-members. Seats are limited. Pre-registration and sponsorship opportunities are available at www.swfrtp.org. The Southwest Florida Regional Technology Partnership, a member of Lee Countys Horizon Council, is dedicated to promoting the growth of the technology sector in Southwest Florida.Airport slated for commercial intrastate airTwin Air Calypso Limited Inc., operating as Naples Connection, plans to begin scheduled air service between Naples Municipal Airport and four Florida cities beginning Oct. 22. The company, which has flown between Fort Lauderdale and the Bahamas since 1954, intends to offer four weekly flights each to Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Key West and Orlando. Two pilots will crew the nine-passenger jetprop Cessna Caravan aircraft. Naples Connection will initially base two aircraft at Naples. One will provide backup and on-demand air taxi service, something that is badly needed to Tallahassee during the legislative session, says Ted Soliday, executive director of the Naples Airport Authority. Naples Connection also will offer flights to the Bahamas through Fort Lauderdale, he adds. Fares and schedules will be announced in September. Naples Municipal Airport, a certificated air carrier airport, is home to flight schools, air charter operators and corporate aviation and non-aviation businesses as well as fire/rescue services, mosquito control, car rental agencies and the aviation unit of the Collier County Sheriffs Office. For more information, visit www.FlyNaples.com. BUSINESS BRIEFS
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The PC Business Users Group of Naples meets from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave. For more information, visit www.pcbug.org. Partner 4 Performance, a networking group for small business owners, meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second Thursday and from 8:30-10 a.m. on the fourth Thursday of every month at Patrics in Mission West Plaza. Cost is $10, plus $12 for the lunch meeting. For more information, call 948-0050 or visit www.partner4performance.com. The East Naples Merchants Association meets for Business After Business at 5:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month. For location and more information, call 4359410 or 643-3600. Clerk of Courts eFiling now a reality The Clerk of Courts is now accepting documents filed electronically, according to Dwight Brock, Clerk of Courts. We have entered a new era where court documents are filed electronically in a timely and more efficient process for Collier County, Mr. Brock said. Our customers, our staff and taxpayers will benefit from this major step forward. Its a win-win-win for all concerned. The clerks office implemented simple eFiling for court documents in criminal, civil traffic, probate, juvenile dependency and juvenile delinquency cases. Electronic filing will allow attorneys to file documents with the courts from their computers, via the internet, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This service will begin with simple eFiling on existing cases. In the near future, new cases will be opened online and all related documents and records filed electronically. The Florida Association of Court Clerks eFiling Portal, www.myflcourtaccess.com, is the web address where attorneys set up accounts using their Florida Bar number and establish a user name and password. After creating an account, an attorney will be able to file documents and records electronically using the FACC portal and a uniform case number. Learn more about eFiling and the FACC portal at www.collierclerk.com/ pdf/CMSeFilingInstructions. CenturyLink raises tons of food nationallyCenturyLink employees and the companys local communities collected 106,275 pounds of food and $271,900 in the 2012 CenturyLink Feed the Children Backpack Buddies Food Drive, which took place June 25-29 in approximately 650 company locations across the country. To further support its employees efforts, the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation contributed $1 million to the drive. Locally, 55,906 pounds of food (including monetary donations, actual food items and the foundation contribution) were collected to benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Also, 23,676 pounds of food (including monetary donations, actual food items and the foundation contribution) were collected to benefit the St. Matthews House. Food banks can purchase food at a lower cost per pound than the average person could at a store, estimated on average to be six pounds of food per dollar given. Based on this calculation, CenturyLink employees, community members and the Foundation donated more than 7.7 million pounds of food across the country. More than one-third of the households that food banks serve report having to choose between food and necessities such as rents and medical care. Wright awarded road project The Florida Department of Transportation has awarded Wright Construction Group a roadway improvement project on U.S. 41 that stretches 32.3 miles from SR 29 in Collier County to the Miami-Dade County line. The $10.55 million contract consists of safety improvements to guardrails, milling and resurfacing of shoulders, base work, shoulder widening, shoulder treatment, turnouts, bridge rail retrofit, and signing and pavement markings. The roads shoulders on both sides will be widened from 2 feet to 4 feet. Work is set to begin Oct. 1 and is expected to be complete in March 2014. The idea is to enhance safety along this National Scenic Byway not only for motorists but for bicyclists as well, project manager Robbie Powell said. Plus, with a wider shoulder, drivers may also have better chance of spotting wildlife before the animals attempt to cross the road, so maybe we can help protect wildlife as well. This section of U.S. 41 runs through Big Cypress National Preserve, skirting the northern border of the Everglades National Park for about 20 miles. Wright Construction Group was established in 1946 in Elkhart, Ind., and moved to Southwest Florida in 1981.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 16-22, 2012 BUSINESS B9 NETWORKING Chamber hosts Wake Up Naples 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 6 6 5 5 7 7BOB RAYMOND / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 Deborah Campbell, Harlan Dam, Vicki Tracy and Chauncey Goss 2 Jim Wyatt and Cheryl McDonnell 3 Brian Hamman and Jim Lamb 4. Len Egdish, David Cuddigy and Dick Borel 5. Jay Spiller and David Templin 6. David Marcozzi and Carla Channell 7. Guest speaker Kathleen van Bergen and Joel Kessler 5 5 7 7
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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 WEEKLYB26 REAL ESTATE AUGUST 16-AUGUST 22, 2012 >$300,0001 MARCO ISLAND PELICAN PERCH 919 Huron Court #203 $319,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Cynthia Corogin 239.963.5561 2 PARK SHORE 1300 Gulf Shore $319,000 Engel and Voelker Christy Sanford 239.398.0909 Sunday 1-4pm 3 MARCO ISLAND 524 North Barfield Drive $395,000 PSIR Angelica Andrews 239.595.7653>$400,0004 LEMURIA 7172 Lemuria Circle #1602 From $400,000 PSIR Tom Gasbarro 239.404.4883 Sunday 12-4pm 5 MERCATO THE STRADA 9123 Strada Place From $400,000 PSIR Call 239.594.9400 Monday-Saturday 10am-8pm & Sunday 12-8pm>$500,0006 BONITA BAY ESPERIA & TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive From $500,000 PSIR Call 239.495.1105 Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 10am-5pm 7 MERCATO The Strada 9115 Strada Place #5511 $569,000 PSIR Jill Bresnahan 239.595.3549 8 MERCATO THE STRADA 9115 Strada Place #5301 $599,000 PSIR David Milner 239.223.6023>$600,0009 TWINEAGLES 12300 Wisteria Drive $695,000 PSIR Dayle Cartwright 239.595.7853>$700,00010 PELICAN ISLES CONDOMINIUMS 435 Dockside Dr. $729,000-$2,500,000 Amerivest Realty Bridgette Foster 239.253.8001 Sunday 1-4 11 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE 280 Grande Way From $799,000 PSIR Call 239.594.1700 Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 12-5pm>$800,00012 TWINEAGLES 12312 Wisteria Drive $830,000 PSIR John DAmelio 239.961.5996 >$900,00013 VILLAGES OF MONTEREY 7679 Santa Margherita Way $924,000 PSIR Dave Renner 239.784.5552>$1,000,00014 GREY OAKS 2618 LErmitage Lane $1,095,000 Naples Estate Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade BuaBell 239.465.4645 1-4 pm 15 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1220 Gordon River Trail From $1,500,000 PSIR Call 239.261.3148 MondaySaturday 9am-5pm & Sunday 12-5pm 16 PELICAN BAY ST RAPHAEL 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #1709 $1,895,000 PSIR Jean Tarkenton 239.595.0544 Also Available: #909 $1,650,000 #609 $1,550,000 #601 $1,525,000 #901 $1,495,000 #204 $1,485,000 #1907 $1,365,000 #V-11 $850,000>$2,000,00017 VANDERBILT BEACH MORAYA BAY 11125 Gulfshore Drive #407 From $2,500,000 PSIR Call 239.514.5050 Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 12-5pm 18 COQUINA SANDS NAPLES CASAMORE 1752 Gulf Shore Blvd. North From $2,800,000 PSIR Call 239.963.4242 Open Daily 12-4pm>$3,000,00019 OLD NAPLES 175 3rd Street South $3,450,000 PSIR Celine Julie Godof 239.404.9917>$5,000,00020 PORT ROYAL 3430 Fort Charles Drive $5,950,000 PSIR Ruth Trettis 239.571.6760 >$10,000,00021 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 19 7 8 9 12 18 1 20 21
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INSIDE A GUIDE TO THE LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE WEEK OF AUGUST 16-22, 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 A dramatic sunset snapshot of the Florida Gulf Coast University campus trumped four other finalists from around the country in a contest to choose the cover of an international education magazine. FGCU graphic designer Bob Kleins entry drew 2,469 votes in the Facebook face-off, edging out California State, Fresno, which came in second with 2,212 when voting ended July 25. Other finalists chosen by the American International Education Foundation were Drexel University, Iowa State University and Metropolitan Community College of Omaha, Neb. The Los Angeles-based nonprofit foundation will display the FGCU image on the fall edition of its semiannual UScampus Guide, which is distributed at AIEFFGCU photo lands on magazine coverSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________SEE PHOTO, C9 WHEN IT COMES TO REAL ESTATE, THE SAYING goes, the three most important things are: location, location, location. For commercial real estate agent Bob Egan in New York, the adage holds true for his hobby as well: He tracks down where the covers of classic rock albums were shot. He posts the results, along with his entire step-by-step search process, on his website, PopSpotsNYC.com. Using the minimal visual clues an album covers photograph offers a cobblestone sidewalk, an unusually shaped window, a building in the background he figures out the exact location the cover was shot.BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com New Yorker follows clues to learn locations Album coverdiscoveriesSEE COVERS, C4 POPSPOTSNYC.COM / COURTESY PHOTOSThen and now: The covers of iconic albums superimposed on modern-day shots of the exact spots where the original pictures were taken. COURTESY PHOTOFGCU graphic designer Bob Kleins photo will be featured in the fall edition of UScampus Guide.Q & A with a kitchen leaderChef James Hudson weighs in on foie gras, sous vide and sustainability. C23 Go sale-ingMaking the most of yard sale and thrift store finds. C3 Senior lovingHope Springs for aging romantics. C11
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 16-22, 2012 Southwest Floridas Most Comprehensive Skin CenterTHREE FELLOWSHIP-TRAINED MOHS SURGEONSCAMISA PSORIASIS CENTER COSMETIC AND LASER DERMATOLOGY AESTHETIC AND PLASTIC SURGERY SPA BLUE MD MEDICAL SPAwww.RiverchaseDermatology.comNORTH NAPLES1015 Crosspointe Dr.239-596-9075 DOWNTOWN NAPLES261 9th St. S.239-216-4337 MARCO ISLAND950 N. Collier Blvd., #303239-642-3337 FORT MYERS7331 Gladiolous Dr.239-437-8810 CAPE CORAL413 Del Prado Blvd. Suite 101239-443-1500 SEE SPOT.SEE SPOT CHANGE. SEE RIVERCHASE DERMAT OLOGY. Same week appointments available. What if the complicated world of relationships was much simpler than we imagine? I spent the past weekend with a group of friends at a beach house along the shore. One night after dinner, I sat paging through a typical womens magazine full of make-up tips and dieting advice and the obligatory tricks for how to seduce a man. Its always the same story, I said to the other women seated near me, What kind of shoes should I wear to make a guy like me? How do I make my man happy in bed? The young women laughed and rolled their eyes. The husband of one of the women, tinkering with his computer in the corner, chimed in. Let me answer those for you, he said. Higher heels. And oral sex.We all tittered and turned back to our reading material, but I couldnt get what he said out of my head, mainly because he was right. Its amazing how we manage to make something so easy seem so difficult.In the wake of the debate over whether women can have it all, Ive watched my friends professional women in their early 30s who often spoke wistfully of marriage and starting a family worry over the details of how to make a partnership work. Ive seen them convince themselves that meaningless flings are the way to go. They claim that marriage, or even a committed relationship, is just too complicated. Im currently reading a fascinating guide from the doyenne of good taste for The Times of London, Lucia van der Post. In her book, Mrs. Van der Post includes a lovely chapter on love and marriage where she chronicles some of the lessons shes learned from her own long and successful relationship. Interestingly, she addresses just this debate shared by youngish women today. Women can earn their own livings, have a perfectly satisfying social life, enjoy the pleasures of sex and even have children without tying the knot, Mrs. Van der Post writes. But she tells the story of a successful but lonely career woman who spoke wistfully of a colleague who left the firm to get married and have children. Underneath [the woman] felt a deep longing that was something she couldnt help, an old biological recognition of the need to bond, of one man to commit to one woman, and to create a safe haven for each other and their children. A longing, too, to be . safely gathered in something that marriage in its best and most reassuring form can do. I think my friends the ones who worry that a steady relationship may not be for them would recognize this longing. Im pretty sure they carry it in themselves, too. Sometimes I wonder if they dont purposefully muddy the waters and use their fretting to hide their deep disappointment that it hasnt happened for them yet. Perhaps what we need is less intellectualizing, less thinking-itthrough, and more of a willingness to be steady, to be still, to let the waters settle so we can see clearly what it is we want. Ill bet well see that its not that complicated at all. f i m c f m s artisHENDERSONsandydays@floridaweekly.com SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSLoves muddied waters
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 16-22, 2012 His website includes the original album cover and images of what the location looks like today. He also superimposes the album cover in perfect angle and proportion onto the image of the street today; the past and present co-existing in one very striking image. In one viewing, as you look at the picture, its there but its not there at the same time, he says. You do get the sense that time has gone by. You also get the excitement that the place is right there and you can see it. The albums, mostly from the s and 0s, include such iconic records as Bob Dylans The Freewheelin Bob Dylan and Highway 61 Revisited, The Whos The Kids Are Alright, Simon and Garfunkels Wednesday Morning, 3 AM, Billy Joels 2nd Street and Steely Dans Pretzel Logic. And though its not a rock album, he tracked down the exact location where the 1957 original cast album cover of West Side Story was shot. That one was pretty simple to figure out, he says: the area looked like the Hells Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan. He also noticed an address painted on a trashcan Tony and Maria were running past. Another easy one was figuring out where the photo on the cover of Neil Youngs After the Gold Rush was taken. It shows the musician walking past a nondescript brick wall with a black iron fence in front of it. Not much to go on. But Mr. Egan ate regularly at a restaurant across the street, and recognized the wall and fence. Every time I went to the souvlaki place, (Id look across the street and say) Thats the same place as the Neil Young album. It didnt seem to be that hard. The site today doesnt look exactly the same as it did in 1970. Mr. Egan learned why: Theyd dug up the street (since then), he says. The photographer wrote in to me. So did Graham Nash, of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. He told Mr. Egan he had the spot exactly right, explaining, I was standing right in back of the guy when he took the photograph. Mr. Egan also knew the cover of The Freewheelin Bob Dylan was taken nearby, on Jones Street at West 4th that iconic image of Dylan and his thengirlfriend Suze Rotolo, huddled together in the winter cold, his hands stuffed in his pockets, her arms linked around his, as they walk down the center of a snowy New York street. Friends would pretend to take pictures walking down the street, he says. I even took my mother-in-laws picture with her husband (with the two of them in the same pose.) Mr. Egan, whos 59, started sharing his passion for old rock album covers a year and a half ago when he started his PopSpotsNYC site. Since then hes been on the Good Morning America website, the topic of a Buzz: 60 video spot and written about in British papers The Sun and The Telegraph, which called him a pop culture detective. And on Aug. 8, The Wall Street Journal ran a half-page story about him in its New York Metro section. Im shocked, he says. That my little thing that I do out of my room here gets all this attention is funny to me. Its like somebody elses life. He was surprised to learn that the cover of Dylans Highway 61 Revisited was shot on the stoop of a house hed passed regularly. He tracked down the cover of Dylans autobiography, Chronicles: Vol. 1 and was especially proud of finding where a Saturday Evening Post cover photo of Dylan was shot. Mr. Egan considers it his most interesting and satisfying one. Ultimately, he says, it turned out it was in a section of town with streets that had been completely leveled; the streets didnt exist anymore. It was 57 years ago, a travel back through time to find an exact spot where a photographer stood and took Dylans picture, and the street doesnt exist anymore. The fact that it was so old. I found it for future generations, so they can find out where it was, based on what I found. The landscape changes so fast in New York, he says. Its nice for me to take a picture before it goes, he says. Mr. Egan uses a variety of tools to trace the album covers to their origins. First, he says, I love New York. I know New York so much that if an album was taken here, I have a pretty good guess where it was, just visually. Back in the late 0s, he wrote a book called The Bookstore Book, a guidebook to all the bookstores in New York. As part of his research, he walked or rode a bicycle on every street in Manhattan below 125th Street. He also knows the city well through his real estate dealings. Its my knowledge of New York combined with my little bits of arcane knowledge, he says. He also uses Google maps and Bing, as well as various reference materials at the New York Public Library, including old telephone books, old maps and photos. If he cant identify the building the musicians standing in front of, well, maybe he can get a clue from the building next to it, or one in the background. Also, he says, he gets the impression from various photographers that back then, theyd meet the rock stars right outside their homes or recording studios, walk around the block, and take their pictures. So if he knows where a musician was living or recording at the time, its likely his or her album photo may have been shot nearby. Ive always been interested in where famous things happened, he says. Mr. Egan grew up in Massachusetts. (His mother lived in Punta Gorda for almost 30 years, and now lives in Port Charlotte.) After college, he moved to New York City and lived in Greenwich Village for 25 years. All the guidebooks listed stuff about people who lived here in the 0s, like Djuna Barnes, e.e. cummings, Eugene ONeill. That was interesting. But wasnt it cooler that Neil Young shot his album cover right here? The old guidebooks were old fashioned and couldnt relate to people. His blog doesnt just have a local appeal; rock fans are curious to learn about the sites where their favorite albums were shot, and visitors to New York use it as a guide of places to visit. Hes heard from people overseas who are planning on visiting New York and want to see some of the sites. He has about a hundred more classic album covers to put up on his blog, he says. Most of them are by classic rock acts. He knows bands from the s and s, but theyre not the ones I concentrate on, he says. I skewer my things to an older audience. The golden era of record covers is over. Graphically, theyve shrunk and are not that exciting any more. His blog, he says, is a labor of love (where) I can share my knowledge of New York City with the public. Everyone is so interested in it, he says, and its fun to do. Also, its like living a detective story. But its challenging to me. Right heres a picture where is it? I have to go through a thought pattern, and when I finally get the eureka moment, its very fun, very enjoyable. COVERSFrom page 1 POPSPOTSNYC.COM / COURTESY PHOTOSFinding where the nd Street cover was shot was tricky, since the building had been remodeled and tenants have changed. POPSPOTSNYC.COM / COURTESY PHOTOSAbove: Bo Diddleys Have Guitar Will Travel from 1960 over a shot of the current location in Brooklyn. Left: The cover of Steely Dans Pretzel Logic shot outside of Central Park.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 16-22, 2012 C5 Its Local. Its Entertaining. Its Mobile. Got Download?Its FREE! Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.comThe iPad AppSearch Florida Weekly in the iTunes App Store today.iPad is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. All rights reserved. SUMMER SPECIALSBUY 1, GET 1 HALF PRICE: Wednesday Dinners Saturday Lunch Sunday Hors doeuvresBased on availability. Valid on Adult Tickets.Upcoming Live Entertainment Cruise Tuesday, August 21stSounds of Sinatra with Tony Avalon 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! THIS WEEK ON WGCUTVTHURSDAY, AUG. 16, 10 P.M. He Touched Me: The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley The rock-n-rollers commitment to gospel music was tested many times by producers and record executives, until the Grammys overlooked Presleys number-one hits in favor of his best gospel performances. FRIDAY, AUG. 17, 9 P.M. Doo Wop Love Songs Doo wops biggest hits are assembled into a collection featuring all the best love songs for sweethearts of all ages. Jerry Butler and Cousin Brucie Morrow co-host. SATURDAY, AUG. 18, 9 P.M. Ed Sullivans Top Performers 1966-69 This star-studded lineup of original s performers singing their biggest hits is hosted by Ed Sullivan and Jay Thomas. SUNDAY, AUG. 19, 7 P.M. The Big Band Years This retrospective features the biggest songs that got America through World War II and kick-started the baby boom with legends that will take you on a Sentimental Journey. Nick Clooney and Peter Marshall co-host. MONDAY, AUG. 20, 8 P.M. Introducing Nathan Pacheco The popular young American singersongwriter performs original compositions as well as classics in his first solo special. TUESDAY, AUG. 21, 8 P.M. Rick Steves Hidden Europe The travel guru reveals a dozen of his favorite but overlooked European destinations. WEDNESDAY, AUG. 22, 8 P.M. s Pop, Rock and Soul Reminisce with hosts Peter Noone and Davy Jones, and other musical artists, who perform classics from the decade of peace, love and profound social change.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 16-22, 2012 Theater Art of Murder By Theatre Conspiracy at 8 p.m. Aug. 17-Sept. 1 at the Foulds Theatre. A Sunday matinee is set for 2 p.m. Aug. 26. Opening night, Aug. 17, is pay what you will where you name the ticket price. 936-3239 or www. theatreconspiracy.org. Five Kinds of Silence By The Laboratory Theater of Florida Aug. 17, 18, 24 and 25 at 1634 Woodford Ave. $20 adults, $12 students. 218-0481 or www. laboratorytheaterflorida.com. Caught in the Net Through Aug. 18 at The Off Broadway Palm Theatre. 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com. Grease At the Broadway Palm Theatre through Aug. 18. 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com. Thursday, Aug. 16 Funny Guy Shane Mauss takes the stage tonight through Sunday at the Off the Hook Comedy Club, 599 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. $20 general admission, $45 VIP. 389-6900. Tribute Show A Rod Stewart tribute show takes place at The Stage, 9144 Bonita Beach Rd. Dinner seating begins at 5:45 p.m. The show starts at 7:15 p.m. 405-8566. Garden Tour Enjoy a guided tour of the Norris Gardens at Palm Cottage, home of the Naples Historical Society, beginning at 10 a.m. $10 per person (free for children and NHS members). 137 12th Ave. S. Reservations: 261-8164. Friday, Aug. 17 Music & More The Fort Myers Music Walk is set for 6-10 p.m. in downtown Fort Myers. Enjoy live music at more than a dozen venues. (855) RDA-EVENTS or www.fortmyersmusicwalk.com.Sir John An Elton John tribute show is set at The Stage, 9144 Bonita Beach Rd. Dinner seating begins at 5:45 p.m. The show starts at 7:15 p.m. 405-8566.Live Music Sweetclover performs from 7-10 p.m. at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits. 2700 Immokalee Rd. 431-7928 or www.fredsnaples.com. Saturday, Aug. 18 Poker Boot Camp Worldrenowned poker player Scotty Nguyen hosts Poker Boot Camp from noon-5 p.m. at Seminole Casino Immokalee. $600. (800) 218-0007. Museum Birthday The Imaginarium Science Center has a 17th Birthday Bash Family Fun Event from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Enjoy special activities, including new programs, face painting, interactive exhibits, live animals and more, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 2000 Cranford Ave., Fort Myers. 321-7420 or visit www.i-sci.org. Play Auditions The Naples Players Auditions host auditions for Les Liaisons Dangereuses at 2 p.m. at Sugden Theatre. 263-7990. Queen Tribute A Queen tribute is set at The Stage, 9144 Bonita Beach Rd. Dinner seating begins at 5:45 p.m. The show starts at 7:15 p.m. 405-8566. Concert Pianist Bryan Andrew Tari performs in concert at 7 p.m. at IberiaBank on Marco Island as a benefit for the Marco Island Center of the Arts. $25. For reservations: 394-4221. Dixieland Tunes A Celebration of Dixieland Jazz runs from 1-3 p.m. at The Norris Center, 755 Eighth Ave. S. 213-3049. Live Music The Gladezmen take the stage at 9 p.m. at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits. 2700 Immokalee Rd. 431-7928 or www.fredsnaples.com. Live Music Jim Blackburn performs from 4-7 p.m. at Miromar Outlets. 948-3766 or www.MiromarOutlets.com. Live Tunes The Chicago Mob performs from 8-10 p.m. in Market Plaza at Gulf Coast Town Center. 267-0783 or www.gulfcoasttowncenter.com. Sunday, Aug. 19 Roller Derby The Fort Myers Derby Girls collect donations for Dress for Success SW Florida during tonights game against the South Florida Roller Girls at Bamboozles Skating Center, 2095 Andrea Ln, Doors open at 5:45 p.m. and the bout starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. www.brownpapertickets.com/ event/219385. Food & More Seminole Casino Immokalee hosts its monthly Paradise Food Truck Rally from 1-5 p.m. Enjoy a day of dining and live entertainment. Admission is free. Food items start at $5. www.seminolecasinoevents.com. Live Tunes Ben Roberts performs from 1-4 p.m. at Miromar Outlets. 9483766 or www.MiromarOutlets.com. Music Jam Freds Food, Fun & Spirits hosts a singer/songwriter Workshop Jam from 5-6:30 p.m. every Sunday with local musicians Lucia and Bob. After the jam, the Notorious Band of Misfits perform from 7-10 p.m. 2700 Immokalee Rd. 431-7928. Monday, Aug. 20 Art Class Award-winning artist Richard Rosen teaches a five-week class in Clay: Handbuilding & Raku Techniques from 6-9 p.m. today and from 1-4 p.m. Aug. 23. $195. For reservations: 8211061 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Film Series TGIM: Thank God for Indie Mondays with host Eric Raddatz is held on Mondays at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a happy half hour with the show starting at 7 p.m. $5. www.fortmyersfilmfestival.com. Tuesday, Aug. 21 Movie Night The Mercatos Movies on the Lawn series presents The Great Outdoors, starring John Candy and Dan Ackroyd. Free; bring lawn chairs. The film starts at sunset. www. facebook.com/mercatonaples or www. mercatoshops.com. Painting Classes Oil painting classes are offered on Tuesdays at Christines Art Studio at Rosen Gallery & Studios, 2172 J & C Blvd. $85 per class; reservations required. (727) 560-8264. Motown Tunes Freds Food, Fun & Spirits hosts a Motown evening with Omar Baker from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. 2700 Immokalee Rd. 431-7928. Wednesday, Aug. 22 Open Mic Original artists are invited to showcase their music from 7:30-10:30 p.m. at Open Mic Night at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits. 2700 Immokalee Rd. 431-7928. Coming Up Art Party An opening reception for Infinite Mirror: Images of American Identity is set for 5-7 p.m. Aug. 23 at the FGCU Arts Complex. 590-7199 or email@example.com. Funny Guy Comedian Arj Barker performs Aug. 23-26 at the Off the Hook Comedy Club, 599 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. 389-6900. Margaritaville Sounds A Jimmy Buffet tribute show is set for Aug. 23 at The Stage, 9144 Bonita Beach Rd. Dinner seating begins at 5:45 p.m. The show starts at 7:15 p.m. 405-8566. Tribute Show An Eagles tribute show is set for Aug. 24 at The Stage, 9144 Bonita Beach Rd. Dinner seating begins at 5:45 p.m. The show starts at 7:15 p.m. 405-8566. Caladium Festival Naples Botanical Garden members can hop a bus to Lake Placid for the 21st annual Lake Placid Caladium Festival on Aug. 24. $85 per person includes festival admission, lunch and a tour of caladium fields and downtowns historical murals. 643-7275 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Florida Movie See Wind Across the Everglades, starring Burl Ives and Peter Falk and filmed in and around Goodland, on Aug. 24 at the Collier County Museum. 3331 Tamiami Trail E. in Naples. www.colliermuseums.com or 252-8476.Beachfront Jazz New Groove City performs at 7 p.m. Aug. 25 during the 27th annual SummerJazz on the Gulf series on the lawn at the Naples Beach Hotel. The series continues Sept. 22 with Eight to the Bar. 2612222 www. naplesbeachhotel.com. Charity Event A charity slot tournament to benefit The Shelter for Abused Women & Children is set for 1-9 p.m. Aug. 25 at Seminole Casino Immokalee. $10 entry fee. www.seminolecasinoimmokalee.com or www.seminolecasinoevents.com. Hot Cars The Downtown Car Cruise-In runs from 5-8 p.m. Aug. 25 in downtown Fort Myers. All cars are welcome. (855) RDA-EVENTS. Reality Show The finale for Senior Prom, a competition reality television dance show starring eight Naples seniors and their Broadway legend mentors/partners, starts at 7 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Audience members are encourages to attend in prom attire. Enjoy a special reception with Debbie Reynolds for VIP ticketholders. www. thephil.org or 597-1900. Painting Class Lavender & Lace, an oil painting class with Christine George, is set for 9:30 a.m.-4 -p.m. Aug. 28 at Rosen Gallery & Studios, 2172 J & C Blvd. Complete a painting in just one class. $85. Six-student limit. (727) 560-8264. Art Event Art Walk, presented by the Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs, is set for 5-7 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. See a new group of artists and exhibitions accompanied by musical entertainment. Free. 495-8989. Tribute Show A Neil Diamond tribute show is set for Aug. 30 at The Stage, 9144 Bonita Beach Rd. Dinner seating begins at 5:45 p.m. and the show starts at 7:15 p.m. 405-8566. Song & Dance Dancing by the Fountain is set for 6-9 p.m. Aug. 30 at The Village on Venetian Bay. Enjoy dancing, demonstrations and more, with Modern Steps School of Dance and entertainment by Michael J Levaul. 2616100. Rock Band A Fleetwood Mac tribute show is set for Aug. 31 at The Stage, 9144 Bonita Beach Rd. Dinner seating begins at 5:45 p.m. The show starts at 7:15 p.m. 405-8566. Florida Film Follow That Dream, starring Elvis Presley, airs Aug. 31 at the Collier County Museum, 3331 Tamiami Trail E. www.colliermuseums. com or 252-8476. Submit calendar listings and high-resolution photos to email@example.com. E-mail text, jpegs or Word documents are accepted. No pdfs or photos of flyers. The deadline for calendar submissions is noon Sunday. WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOCOURTESY PHOTOSComedian Shane Mauss takes the stage Aug. 16-19 at the Off the Hook Comedy Club, 599 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. $20 general admission, $45 VIP. 389-6900.
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L O T S A L O B S T E R ! Waterfront Dining Friday, Sunday Saturday, TWO 1 pound lobsters with Lunch, Dinner & Sunday Brunch 263-9940 263-2734 www.napleswaterfrontdining.com fries and slaw or black beans and rice $26.95 Limited time offer. Not good with any other offer. www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 16-22, 2012 ARTS COMMENTARYPuppets, sweating and sports coverage If they gave out medals for Most Offbeat Olympic Coverage, The Wall Street Journal would certainly be in contention for one. I know the Games ended Aug. 12 with a big musical bash, but Ive been so entertained by the WSJs journalism that I just have to write about it. Sure, ESPN magazine had its annual Body Issue with full-page shots of various U.S. Olympic athletes posing (discretely) in the nude. And Sports Illustrated magazine had two Olympic issues back-to-back (though it still doesnt seem to have the hang of covering women athletes with the same seriousness as it covers men.) But the WSJ just wowed me with its creative, offbeat stories. For example, there was the Aug. 8 article Olympic Moppers Job is No Sweat by Geoffrey A. Fowler and Rachel Bachman, about the people whose job it is to quickly mop up the athletes sweat from the courts. Some of the sweatier sports named: badminton, volleyball, team handball and basketball. The volunteers were also responsible for raking the sand in the beach volleyball courts. Mr. Fowler and Ms. Bachman described how theyd run out and quickly smooth the sand while Yakety Sax, the old Boots Randolph tune from the Benny Hill Show, provided a soundtrack. On Aug. 11, Sara Germano took a look at sudden fame, writing about how athletes Twitter followers suddenly increased, in Congrats, Heres Your Medal And 500,000 New Followers. An Aug. 10 story by Arian CampoFlores and Jeanne Whalen took a look at Fort Myers Art of the Olympians museum. The article explains how, since 1912, the modern Olympic Games have included art competitions. The reporters also included this paragraph: Whether the growing collection of the Art of the Olympians elicits critical acclaim remains to be seen. The bar to admission is not high. Right now, were not judging, says Sandy Talaga, director of operations, though it does have to be considered somewhat good art. On Aug. 7, Charles Forelle and David Enrich wrote about how sports writers covering the Olympics left their impartiality at home. Their story, The Loudest Olympic Fans? The Hardbitten Folks in the Press Box, looked at how sports reporters, usually forbidden from cheering for a team, were throwing aside all restraint and rooting for their countrys athletes. My favorite sentence: So aggressively does NBC edit the Olympics for its prime-time coverage that viewers are often left with the impression that other countries exist only so that Team USA has someone to play against. And, proving that sport writers will make statistics out of anything sportsrelated, Sara Germano, Tony Olivero and Pia Catton wrote Group Hug: Which Olympic Sport Wins Gold for Touchiest (Aug. 10). You might think its mens basketball, where men like to pat each other on the butt and high-five each other, but the touchiest Olympic sport turns out to be female volleyball. The story noted how after almost every play, the U.S. womens team would stop and hug each other after. I applaud the paper for thinking outside of the box and giving us these wonderful stories that are so entertaining and informative. If, during the past couple of weeks, youve ever sat on your couch watching the Games and said, I wonder why well, it turns out the WSJ reporters thought the same thing. Then they went and did some great reporting and found the answers. Its sports writing that appeals to those who dont even care for sports. Sports clothespinsAnd thats not all. The paper did some pretty creative video coverage of the Games too. It was faced with the challenge of how to cover the Olympics visually when NBC possessed the sole rights. How do you show what happened when you cant show footage of the Games? Nikki Waller, the papers management and careers editor, came up with the idea of using puppets to re-enact some of the events, and spearheaded the Homemade Highlights project. Its an idea thats been used in a number of comedy shows, but its pretty unexpected for a paper such as the WSJ, which has a reputation for being ultra conservative and businesslike. The puppets, created out of painted, wooden clothespins, feature a photo of an athletes face on top. (When the puppets do have arms, theyre made from popsicle sticks.) Each Homemade Highlights episode began with this introduction: NBC paid over $1 billion to broadcast the London Olympics. (Next screen) The Wall Street Journal paid (Next screen) less than that. And the beginning of the Olympic anthem (Buglers Dream) would be played on what sounds like a toy xylophone. Thanks to set designer Ann Taylor, the sets were equally as creative and simple as the puppets. Crowds were created by pasting different colored pom-poms on a piece of paper and including an occasional flag. The Olympic pool? Blue crinkled cellophane. The uneven bars in gymnastics were made of pipe cleaners, and the balance beam was a pretzel stick. Highlights included gymnastics, the badminton scandal and the rivalry between swimmers Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte. (As the two puppets swam in the pool, they were preceded by a yellow stick with WR on it.) The Homemade Highlights, written by Ben Cohen and videotaped by Emily Prapuolenis, are a clever, low-fi way to visually represent important Olympic moments. Though the Olympics may be over, you can still relive these special moments on YouTube. T n T d g E nancySTETSONnstetson@floridaweekly.com at hl et es sw ea t fr om t he c ou rt s. S om e of the sweatier s po rts named: badminton, volleyball, team handball and basketb all. T he volunteers were also res p onsible for rakin g the sand in the beach volle y ball courts. Mr. Fowler and Ms. Bachman described how theyd run out and quickl y smooth the sand while Yaket y Sax, the old Boots Randolph tune from the Benn y Hill S how, provided a soundtrack On Au g 11, Sara Germano took a look at sudden fame, writin g about h o w athl e t es Twitt e r f o ll o w e r s s udd e nly increased, in Con g rats, Heres Your M edal And 500 000 New Followers. An Au g 10 story by Arian CampoFlores and J eanne Whalen took a look at Fort My ers Art of the Ol ym pi ans museum. The article ex p lains how, since 1912 the modern Olympic G am es hav e in c lud e d art competitions. Thereportersalsoincludedthis leyball. The story no te d h o w aft e r alm os t every play, the U.S. w o m e n s team would sto p and hu g each other aft e r. I a pp laud th e p a p er for thinkin g outside of the box and g ivin g us these w o nd e rful s t o ri es that are so entertainin g and informativ e. Nikki Waller the papers management and careers editor came up with the idea of using puppets t o r e e na c t so m e of the events, and spearheaded the Homemade Hi g h l ights project It s an id e a that s bee n u se d in a num be r of comedy shows, but its prett y unexpect ed for a p a p er s u c h a s the WS J whi c h ha s a repu tati o n f o r bein g ultra conservative and b u s in ess lik e. The p u pp ets, created out of p ainted, wooden clothes p ins, feature a p hoto o f an athletes face on top. (When the pup petsdohavearmsthey remadefrom over $1 bi O l y mpic s Street Jou l ess than t he Olym p w ould be t o y x y lop h Thank s t he sets w s im p le created b p om-po m i ncludin g The Ol l o ph ane. The u n m ade of p b n L s p r e WR The ten by B E mil y Pr a w ay to v O lympic m Though Screen shots from The Wall Street Journals low-fi Olympic coverage that employed clothespin puppets and crude handmade sets.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC14 WEEK OF AUGUST 16-22, 2012 Summer Hours (239) 530-2225 Omelets ~ Breakfast Sandwiches French Toast ~ Crepes Mimosas ~ Bloody MarysExperience the Difference Good Taste Makes. Serving Lunch & Dinner Now Introducing Our Original Earth, air, fire, water BY ROBERTA MORRIS HALL, NAPLESThe sun is low on the beach in the middle of the afternoon -a thin blanket of light crushed by the dark that fills the sky, a glowing mushroom cloud, black on the far edges. Even the sunlight pales and retreats from it. The tiny sunbathers, distant on the shore, sit in their lounges witnesses to whatever prophecy this is. After all, this is paradise: No danger here. Nature knows it is a waterspout, pulling the ocean up into the air through the mushrooms gigantic, glowing stem brightness and darkness merged, whirling out to sea. The beach is safe for now. Birds will come back into the air, Sunbathers will rise from their earthbound chairs and plunge back into the ocean, its cool soft spray. But they have all borne witness. They have all seen.New image kicks off round two for writers The response to the Florida Weekly Writing Challenge has been tremendous. Weve received more than 50 submissions for the first round of the contest. The quality of the stories has made choosing which entries to publish a noteworthy task for our editors. 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. The deadline for stories based on that photo has now passed, but fret not writers, for round two is upon us. We want to read your riff on the photograph below. Using it as a starting point for your creative process, we hope youll come up with a narrative story or poem 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, Sept. 1. E-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
Ode to Naple's Beaches BY JOEL HILBORN, NAPLESYour crystal sands are ranked among the best, Powdery grains lead to blue ocean's crest. Particles absorb colors myriad, Simple or not, explained by cones and rods. Castles of sand for royalty abound Often like tricks to our eyes are facade. Foamy waves wash shells to and fro, and crash Kids and others exuberantly splash. Tourists flock like gulls to this attraction Bureaus beam with pride and satisfaction. Economy local and state depend Tides ebb and flow with nature's contraction. Sunbathers welcome a soothing Gulf breeze As chefs prepare dishes they hope will please. Diners confused will ask, "What shall we order?" As they peruse menus praised by Fodor. Countless local children's bellies will groan, News gloomy tucked away in quick order. A rainbow of umbrellas dot the sand Shielding some from the sun, nixing a tan. Like moon phases, the seasons continue, While pockets empty cry for revenue. Many others have never seen the sand Don't have cash for the free day at the zoo. As the day winds down, they pack up to leave Back to the structure, a needed reprieve. Luxury autos take part of the test, Parade on 5th, impressing the rest. "Locals" curse tourists, recently were they, Transit buses take workers home to their nests. Inarguably lovely, nature's gift, Has fallen into the chasm, our rift. Some have so much, some wish for just one, The beach, like the Earth, can be owned by none. What appears free, can be deceptive; Beaches, blue skies, belong to all, yet none. INTERACTIVE FRIENDLY PIRATE FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! SET SAIL ON A 90-MINUTE SWASHBUCKLING SHOW Reservations are Required Call for Cruise Times 800.776.3735 Also Ask about our Sunset Cruises,Private Parties & Charters. Full Service Barwww.PiecesofEight.com PIRATE CRUISE WITH THE PURCHASE OF TWO FARES. NO OTHER OFFERS APPLY COUPON MAY BE USED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE EXP. 12/14/11 $5 OFF PIRATECRUISE FW-12 EXP. 08-31-12 1585 Pine Ridge Road, #5, Naples, FL 34109239-592-0050 www.noodlescafe.com Independently Owned & Operated The OriginalSince 1991 EARLY DINING SUMMER MENU 4:00 6:00pm MUST BE ORDERED BY 6pmSAMPLE MENU SAUSAGE, PEPPERS & ONIONS SUSHII & SASHIMI PLATTER All entrees served with house salad. $ 12 95NOT VALID WITH ANY OTHER OFFER OR DISCOUNT.$15 OFFwith the purchase of $50 or more. Gratuity added before discounts. One coupon per check. Valid Sunday-Thursday. Not valid Holidays. Not valid with special offers or Happy Hour menu. Expires 8/31/12BUY ONE LUNCH ENTREE GET THE SECOND 1/2 OFFof equal or lesser value.Not valid with any other discount. Expires 8/31/12 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 16-22, 2012 C15 Get Your Veuve On!Naples Best Champagne Happy Hour Every Friday, 5 pm until Midnight. Enjoy specially priced delectable fare and libations. $5 Veuve Flutes $5 Select Cocktails and Wine $5 Select Appetizers 475 Seagate Drive, Naples, FL 34103 | (Bar) 239.594.6000 | waldorfastorianaples.com FEATURING: Prices subject to change without notice.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 16-22, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C19 SOCIETY Collier County Sheriffs Office hosts National Night OutWe 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 Brandon and Chloe Sawyer 1 1 2 2 3 3 5 5 4 4 9 9 7 7 8 8 6 6 1 Lt. Sean Lintz hands out balloons and hats 2 Animal Control Officer Andrra Doherty with Emmerson Baxley and Frankie 3 Chris Renouard with her future firefighters Jack, Lauren and Benji 4. Marine Cpl. Andrea Guerra with Ava and Trey Hill 5. Cpls. Ron Turi and Carmine Marceno 6. CCSO K-9 Jimmy grips Cpl. Tom Sweeney 7. Sheriff Kevin Rambosk with Don and Melanie Stiegler 8. Sara and Mark Stern 9. Michael Newton and Lynda Sherrill
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41 Bonita SpringsNaplesImmokalee RoadOld U.S. 41Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Pkwy. Davis BlvdAirport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Rattlesnake Hammock Road Vanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Park Shore Dr.Goodlette Frank RoadLivingston Road 5th Ave. Florida Weeklys Restaurant Guide1 BAY HOUSE RESTAURANT799 Walkerbilt Road Naples, FL 34110 239.591.3937 www.bayhousenaples.com2 BUCCA DI BEPPO8860 Tamiami Trail N. Naples, FL 34108 239.596.6622 www.buccadibeppo.com3 AGAVE SOUTHWESTERN GRILL2380 Vanderbilt Beach Road Naples, FL 34109 239.598.3473 www.agavenaples.com4 CALISTOGA BAKERY & CAF7941 Airport Pulling Road Naples, FL 34109 239.596.8840 Or 1860 Tamiami Trail N Naples, FL 34102 239.352.8642 www.calistogacafe.com5 SHULAS STEAK HOUSEAt the Hilton Naples & Towers 5111 Tamiami Trail North Naples, FL 34103 239.430.4999 www.donshula.com6 NOODLES ITALIAN CAF & SUSHI BAR1585 Pine Ridge Road Naples, FL 34109 239.592.0050 www.noodlecafe.com7 ROSEDALE PIZZA1427 Pine Ridge Road Naples, FL 34109 239.325.9653 www.rosedalepizza.com8 TAVERN ON THE BAY489 Bayfront Place Naples, FL 239.530.2225 www.tavernonthebay.net9 VERGINAS700 5th Avenue South Naples, FL 34102 239.659.7008 www.verginarestaurant.com10 RIVERWALK AT TIN CITY1200 5th Ave South Naples, FL 239.263.2734 www.riverwalktincity.com11 THE DOCK801 12th Ave South Naples, FL 239.263.2734 www.dockcraytoncove.com12 JASONS DELI2700 Immokalee Road Naples, FL 239.593.9499 www.jasonsdeli.com13 SAM SNEADS OAK GRILL & TA VERN8004 Lely Resort Blvd. Naples, FL 239.793.6623 www.samsneadslely.com14 RIB CITY9191 Tamiami Trail N. Naples, FL 34108 239.591.3500 www.ribcity.com 8 5 9 11 10 6 2 14 4 7 3 1 13 12
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 16-22, 2012 Taste our lighter side.Fresh taste and lower-calories wrapped in organic wheat wrap bread. Mediterranean Wrap320 caloriesper whole wrapTurkey Wrap339 caloriesSpinach Veggie Wrap359 calories Sarasota Fort Myers Naples If you live and breathe the game of golf, youre bound to hunger for more than a few birdies. www.samsneadslely.com OAK GRILL & TAVERN AT LELY RESORTVisit Us Today! Visit Us Today! OAK GRILL & TAVERN AT LELY RESORT OAK GRILL & TAVERN AT LELY RESORT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC $5.00 O with purchase of $15 or more*not valid with any other discounts. 18% gratuity added before discount. Expires 8/30/12. $10.00 O with purchase of $30 or more*not valid with any other discounts. 18% gratuity added before discount. Expires 8/30/12. PAST REPASTSHere are some capsule summaries of previous restaurant reviews:Bokampers Sports Bar & Grill, 8990 Fontana Del Sol Way; 431-7611. With 70-plus flat-screen televisions, you wont miss out on your favorite teams game at this trendy sports bar, the brainchild of former Miami Dolphin Kim Bokamper. What sets this sports bar apart is an inventive menu that includes shrimp, calamari, tuna wontons and fish tacos in addition to the usual burgers, wings, sliders and chili. Bos banging shrimp, in a sweet and spicy sauce topped with sesame seeds, were tasty and cooked just right. Bos signature chicken wings were excellent, grilled then topped with a medium hot barbecue and garlic sauce accompanied by a bounty of celery and blue cheese dressing. The fish tacos, made with mahi, were terrific. Apple pie a la mode was a perfect finish to a winning meal. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed November 2010 Danielas, Wiggins Pass Crossing Plaza, 13500 Tamiami Trail N.; 514-4414: The flavors of eastern Europe shine here in the hands of the eponymous chef and her sister. Add the violin stylings of Oleg Timuta (Saturday nights) and its possible to imagine you are in a little Romanian cafe rather than a Naples strip center. Romanian, Hungarian and Italian fare meld harmoniously, the result of the chefs heritage and travels. Salatas de vinete, aka Moms delicious eggplant spread, is a great starter, lightly seasoned, smooth and silky, served with bread. The chiftelute, traditional Romanian meatballs, were delicious, too, especially with the cool, salty-sour pickles that came with them. Two adventurous souls can share the Transylv ania platter, which features sarmale (homemade cabbage rolls), mititei (hand-rolled sausage) and csirke paprikas (classic Hungarian stew). All were first-rate, served with tasty polenta, spaetzle and vegetables. The capallacci verdi alla zucca (pasta filled with pumpkin, ricotta and Parmesan with a bechamel sauce) showed the kitchens got great Italian chops, too. Save room for superb chocolate mousse or tiramisu. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed July 2011Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 8985 Tamiami Trail N.; 5982424. Theres plenty of beef to be had at Flemings but this is a steakhouse that devotes the same attention to seafood, wine and service as it does to meat. From the 100-plus by-the-glass wine selections (which included flights 2-ounce pours of three types) to the wicked Cajun barbecue shrimp, the roasted mushroom ravioli to the aged New York strip, barbecued Scottish salmon to chocolate lava cake, every course was well-timed, each item was the proper temperature, well seasoned and served with a smile. Side dishes were a la carte, as is the custom at most steakhouses, but these were interesting mashed potatoes with blue cheese, mac and cheese with chipotle cheddar and leeks -and well executed. When the craving for a really good steak strikes, Flemings can deliver it and a whole lot more. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed May 2011Komoon Thai Sushi and Ceviche, 1575 Pine Ridge Road; 596-9991. If I lived closer to Komoon, I might never cook again. The unlikely-sounding menu offers a wealth of options, all done well. The sushi is artfully created from a list of possibilities from straight-up sashimi and sushi to a flashy green dragon roll, starring shrimp and avocado. A mixed seafood ceviche filled with white fish, shrimp, calamari, clams and red onion had a palate-pleasing balance of hot spice and cool seafood. From the cooked Japanese menu, the beef yaki soba was dead on and the Kiss Me with tofu revealed its Thai roots with a gingery garlic sauce. Servers are efficient and hospitable; the room is cozy and stylish. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed January 2012Margaritas Mexican Restaurant, 8971 U.S. 41, Naples; 431-6206: Margaritas is an offshoot of a Mexican restaurant by the same name thats been on Marco Island since 2005. Succulent hand-pulled meats and fresh seafood are tucked into tender tortillas, served with brightly flavored house-made salsas and sauces. Bracing margaritas in fruit flavors such as watermelon and pomegranate are served on the rocks or frozen, headlining a tequila-heavy cocktail list that goes on for days. The rustic charro beans, whole pintos laced with oregano and chunks of pork, are a revelation and theyre just a side dish. The taco trio miniature corn tortillas overflowing with shredded beef, chicken and pork is a good way to start, as is the ridiculously sumptuous queso fundido, a fondue of warm, silky white cheese garnished with diced scallions, jalapenos and chorizo that may send your eyes rolling back in your head. Available with three stuffings, the tamales are exemplary. A seafood-packed Cancun burrito was big enough for two, and its ingredients all perfectly cooked. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed December 2011 Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor
www.VerginaRestaurant.com NEWS @ VERGINAChange is the engine of progressThe Star of Fifth Avenue is arising at new horizon! A New Chef, expert in seafood and connoisseur of Italian and French Cuisine, is expanding Verginas food selection. Made With Passion for Lasting Impressions. Recently Chef Michael Colter took over Vergina's Kitchen. As a seafood expert Chef Colter will be presenting Gourmet Dishes in a fine Mediterranean style. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 16-22, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 James Hudsons staff at J Bistro in Fort Myers has a running joke: If the chef can find a way to make something more difficult or time consuming for them, he will find it and make them do it. Hence his housemade prosciutto and mozzarella. Im just as interested in the process as the outc ome, Mr. Hudson says. It helps me put food into greater context. Also, you wont waste product that took you three months to make. Trained at Johnson & Wales University in Charleston, the 44-year-old chef from Corning, N.Y., has more than two decades of experience under his belt, including considerable time in Southern restaurants and a stint at the iconic Pier House Resort in Key West. Along the way, he has consistently pursued the refinement of what he calls global soul food. He took a break from stretching cheese curds at his McGregor Boulevard restaurant to answer a few questions from Florida Weekly. Did where you grew up have any influence on your cooking or taste? We moved around a lot when I was a kid so I had the opportunity to sample tons of regional cuisine and learned really quickly to taste without prejudice. Was there someone in your life who inspired you to cook? With the exception of Julia Child on PBS, not really. I have, however, always been really food obsessed. What do you think are the most important qualities in a chef? The ability to teach and lead your staff. If you cant do that youre just a cook. Why do you think your restaurant has been successful? Because I have stuck to my guns and have refused to compromise my craft or personal evolution. How has your menu evolved since you opened? Are you influenced by food or dining trends? Overall, I think the menu has become both more simple and refined. By that I mean I am constantly striving to coax the maximum potential out of the ingredients. As far as following trends, if they make sense in the context of what I am interested in at the moment Ill go for it. But I have never been the kind of guy that follows. I prefer to lead. You appear to be one of the only local chefs cooking sous-vide style. What do you like about the method? It is without a doubt the best method of braising. Because you can so closely control the temperature, you have the ability to melt the collagen (what makes tough cuts of meat tough) without melting the fat or overcooking the meat. As an example, by cooking my beef belly dish sous vide, I can make it as tender as a braised beef but maintain the consistency of a New York strip cooked medium. How important is plate presentation to you? Presentation is the last thing I think about when conceptualizing a dish. First comes the season, next the flavor profiles I want. However, when it does come time for presentation, I like to contrast linear and abstract styles. For instance, the actual food may be presented in a straight line, but we will allow the garnish to fall like snowflakes onto the plate and we will sauce it like its a Jackson Pollack painting. New York chef Gabrielle Hamiltons memoir Blood, Bones & Butter won a James Beard Award this year and was a bestseller. Do you ever read other chefs books or food blogs? First of all, let me say Gabrielles memoir is one of the best I have ever read. Her restaurant, Prune, is the restaurant every chef secretly wants to have. I am a constant reader. If I have three minutes to fill, I have a book in my hand. Im always trying to get into other cooks heads be it through their blogs, an interview or a biography. Even when I buy a new cookbook, I almost never read the recipes. I am way more into the introduction or stories spaced throughout the book. That is where you find out what makes the chef tick. Could you imagine yourself having a different career? What would it be? Thats easy. If I could start all over again from age 16 I would become an extreme meteorologist chasing tornadoes and hurricanes around the world. If I had to start a new career tomorrow, I would like to rebuild and restore antique aircraft. Theres a lot of attention on foie gras right now because of the ban in California. Where do you stand? Foie gras is an extremely misunderstood food. I could easy write a novella-sized diatribe on the subject. Fowl have separate esophagus and trachea, therefore are not suffocating when they are being fed. The fattening of the liver is a natural occurrence in these birds. Its how they store energy for their biyearly migrations. Finally, if anybody would take the time to actually go to a foie gras farm they would see a lot of very content clean animals lining up for their twice-daily feeding. This product is very expensive, and the level of quality demanded by the consumer (me) is so high that the only way to produce it is to treat them with the utmost care. If you want to get upset about something take a look at how your chicken nuggets are made. Are you concerned about using sustainable seafood? A lot of restaurants still serve Chilean sea bass even though its widely known to be overfished. This is a subject that we really should be paying attention to as a global society. The fact of the matter is that we are consuming selected species of fish at a rate that is not even close to sustainable. If I see Chilean sea bass on a menu I will and have walked out the door. I also personally will not eat or serve tuna, grouper, swordfish or cod. What do you wish Americans would eat more of? Offal (organ meat), small oily fish and crustaceans (like fresh sardines and whelks) and vegetables. Do you have any guilty food pleasures? I am a sucker for a greasy hamburger, preferably at 1 oclock in the morning. Where do you like to eat out when you get the chance? I like to visit either Melissa (Talmage) at Sweet Melissas on Sanibel or Harold (Balink) at Cru and just let them cook whatever they feel like making me. Truly, good eating is an act of submission. CUISINEJ Bistro chef believes in doing things the hard way DREW STERWALD / FLORIDA WEEKLYChef James Hudson owns J Bistro at 15291 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. drewSTERWALDpgnews@floridaweekly.com Sous-vide beef belly is an example of James Hudsons global soul food. Pistou, a classic French soup, is packed with precisely diced vegetables.