THERE ARE TWO THINGS TO KNOW UP FRONT about Jim Roach: One, he was not born a Democrat. Instead, he was adopted a Democrat at the age of one month about 60 years ago, into a family whose men all found solid jobs in the General Motors factory in Flint, Mich. They were men who fought in World War II and Korea. Men who went young to Vietnam, like Mr. Roach himself, a decorated combat veteran and helicopter gunner who served as a teenager in an aviation battalion of the 101st Airborne Division. Men who relied on labor unions to help give them more secure, rewarding jobs. And men who voted (with their women) for Democrats. The second thing to know is this: His opponent in the November race to win a seat representing Floridas District 19 in the U.S. House of Representatives is not SEE ROACH, A8 ROACH DISTRICT 19 Its a hard thing to calculate, but if I get all the Democrats and half the Independents, I can win. Jim Roach, Democratic candidate facing Trey Radel for the District 19 seat in the U.S. House of Representatives this November Florida Weekly previously profiled Republican candidates in The Race for New District 19 (July 5). This week we look at Jim Roach, the Democrat in the District 19 race for the U.S. House of Representatives.BY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ oridaweekly.com Although Trey Radel won the Republican primary, Jim Roach, pictured above with his wife Theresa, says he has a chance to win in the November election.The girl in the gown waded out into the swamp waters under a hurricane-brewing sky. No, she had not gone Ophelia mad. She did it for the picture. She wore a vintage wedding gown with layers of lace, strings of pearls and her lips painted red. Barefoot in the mud, she traipsed around wild ferns and cypress knees. She grew more daring. She dipped her hands into the water and struck a lunge-like, swamp-maiden pose. Eyes right here, said a photographer. Oh, Ill just get in, said the girl, as if the bog were a bath. To fearless brides who fancy surreal photography, Naples photographer Peggy Farren says, This is something you need to do. You need to trash your dress. The owner of Avant-Garde Images, Ms. Farren arranged a Trash the Dress photo shoot on a recent Saturday as one of her Picture-perfect brides Trash the Dress for photographersSEE DRESS, A19 BY ATHENA PONUSHISaponushis@ oridaweekly.com JOE FITZPATRICK / FLORIDA WEEKLYModel D.K. Santiago trashes a wedding dress. COURTESY IMAGES Jim Roachs uphill battle for District 19 RADEL www.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. IV, No. 47 FREE WEEK OF AUGUST 30-SEPTEMBER 5, 2012 OPINION A4 PROFILE IN PARADISE A6 NEWS OF THE WEIRD A1O HEALTHY LIVING A20 NETWORKING B7-8 REAL ESTATE B9 OPEN HOUSE MAP B26 PUZZLES C10 FILM REVIEW C11 BOOK REVIEW C12 SOCIETY C22-24 CUISINE C26-27 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes App Store. INSIDE The great outdoorsSpending greenbacks on green recreation. B1 Circling at the ZooIts International Vulture Awareness Day. A11 Slightly SketchyAnti-art school offers an alternative to traditional classroom figure drawing. C1 A special affairKicking off the Special Olympics, and more fun around town. C22-24
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Mitt Romney, wading around Tampa this week after a rude and impolitic Democrat named Isaac tried to storm the Republican National Convention, is sorry for you, too, no doubt. Mitt and I are both sorry for you, because we both grew up with massive entitlements and you probably didnt. People fixed with entitlements, like us, bear a moral responsibility to show some empathy for people without entitlements, possibly like you that code extends back in our civilization almost 3,000 years. The notion of the empathetic entitled lies at the heart of classic conservatism, its beacon flashing powerfully and succinctly from the Biblical parable of the Good Samaritan. But who cares about an old parable from some musty old book? We gotta get with the program, pal. Were in a fight over whos going to get more entitlements come next year the rich, or everybody else. In the case of Mitt and me, we number among the former. Not the latter. So we have a lot in common. For example, Mitt became the chief of Bain Capital and later governor, because he had a head-start entitlement bigger than Gods. I became the chief bane of several capital women when they discovered I was not nearly God-like enough in the exercise of my own entitlements. Entitlement is a funny thing to pin down, because it doesnt mean what it used to. Not always. If words were footballs and you were a quarterback, you could take the entitlement snap from center, throw a long spiral downfield, and watch your split-end pluck not a football a rugby ball out of the air. Entitlement has changed meanings in mid-flight. As it turns out, the word can change meanings in mid-flight from the mouths of politicians faster than a chameleon can change colors. This idea is not mine, but I can explain it. The notion was assembled by Geoffrey Nunberg, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, who studies the meanings and histories of political words. Originally, an entitlement was anything not subject to changes or manipulations of a budget say, the entitlement of a soldier to carry a well-designed rifle, whatever its cost. In this sense the word also carried a moral imperative, one that Prof. Nunberg points to in a historical context. When President Lyndon Johnson established Medicare, one of his Great Society programs, he saw it the way the Good Samaritan might have seen it: as a moral obligation. By God, you cant treat Grandma this way. Shes entitled to it, the president said, signing Medicare and Medicaid into law 47 years ago, on July 30, 1965. Medicare, now at the heart of the debate over health care, is an entitlement if there ever was one. It promises lower-cost hospitalization and health insurance for the oldies-but-goodies crowd no matter what their circumstances. Many of them probably wouldnt have known an entitlement from a brick if it hit them in the head, at least when the program first came along. But things changed. People became, if not more selfish, more certain that their selfishness was justified they became more narcissistic, as the argument goes and the title of a 1979 bestseller by Christopher Lasch indicates: The Culture of Narcissism. Dont we hear a discordant note of greed and self-indulgence when the word rings out now a hint of dependence and laziness in its application? Sure we do.You can deplore the entitlement society without ever having to say whether you mean the social or the political sense of the word, or even acknowledging that theres any difference, the professor notes. Its a strategic rewriting of linguistic history, as if we call the programs entitlements simply because people feel entitled to them.When Mitt talks about entitlement programs, lots of people line up to throw stones at those they define as self-absorbed slackers who insist on social benefits because we owe it to them. The critics think of these people as entitlement barons of the lowest order, people who create a culture of dependency and drag the rest of us down. I dont mind, because I throw stones at entitlement barons, too at people like Mitt, or Paul Ryan, who themselves argue so vehemently against dependency. Thats hypocrisy, of course, since I also happen to be an entitlement baron. But heck, as Mitt and I like to say the best stone throwers are always hypocrites. So let me rail against the entitlement society they represent against the welfare society that supports big corporations (banks, oil companies, car companies, pharmaceutical companies) with massive entitlements like tax breaks.And not just corporations. Here we are paying 25 or 30 percent in individual income taxes, and some people can boast they only pay 13 percent Mitt, for example.Here we are scraping to get by, and some people entrepreneurs, business owners, farmers and ranchers get huge tax breaks to start their companies or open new offices in certain areas, or to spread out across vast swaths of land and raise cows or crops. Theres an argument to be made for those entitlements, of course. Just as theres an argument to be made that giving a single mother help with food and shelter is like watering a plant: it will be good for her, her children, and therefore us, the members of her society. But I dont want to push the point too hard, because I dont want to pay any taxes on my own entitlements, any more than Mitt does on his. I might as well admit it now: I was entitled to the best parents, the best children, the best spouse and the best spot in the Sunshine State from which to let fly at those damn (sorry, Mitt, those darn) entitlement barons, right from the get-go. I was born entitled, in other words, just like Mitt. And were both sorry if you werent. n m b N y e rogerWILLIAMSrwilliams@floridaweekly.com COMMENTARYEntitlement baron
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No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.325.1960 or visit us on the web at www.floridaweekly.com and click on subscribe today.One-year mailed subscriptions: $31.95 in-county$52.95 in-state $59.95 out-of-state richLOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly OPINIONGive em hell, Mitt! amyGOODMANSpecial to Florida Weekly Election 2012: Dreams of a vote deferred? 1929 was the year of the stock-market crash and the beginning of the Great Depression, the global economic disaster which remains the only one in history that dwarfs the one in which we now find ourselves. It was also the year Martin Luther King Jr. was born, who wouldnt live to see 40 years. And it was the year that Langston Hughes graduated from Lincoln University, outside Philadelphia. The grandson of abolitionists and voting-rights activists, Hughes was an African-American writer. His most famous poem, A Dream Deferred, begins: What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore And then run? Hughes left Lincoln University, one of the 105 historically black colleges and universities in the U.S., and spent the rest of his life campaigning for civil and human rights. He died in 1967, two years after President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law. Almost 80 years after his graduation, Lincoln students eagerly awaited the opportunity to cast their vote, many no doubt for Barack Obama, the first major-party African-American presidential candidate. For years, the Chester County Board of Elections and Department of Voter Services had accommodated the students and community by establishing a convenient polling place on campus, in the gymnasium. In 2008, however, it was moved to a community center, described by the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylv ania as more than a mile from the Lincoln University campus on a winding country road and is virtually inaccessible for students without a car. Many waited up to seven hours, at times in the rain, to vote. Some who wanted to vote never got to. The ACLU and several other groups sued on behalf of students and community members, alleging inconvenient and inadequate polling facilities. The Board of Elections settled, and the polling will occur again on campus. The county bureaucrat who engineered the 2008 voting debacle, Carol Aichele, no longer has that job. Not because she was fired, though. Pennsylv anias Republican governor, Tom Corbett, appointed her to serve as the secretary of the commonwealth. She now oversees all elections in the state of Pennsylv ania. Pennsylv ania has long been considered a swing state, even though it has gone to the Democratic presidential candidate in every election since 1992. Following the 2010 Republican sweep, giving the GOP control over many state legislatures and governorships, the nation has seen a wave of new laws that make it harder to vote. In Pennsylv ania, for example, there is a new law imposing strict requirements that people show photo identification in order to vote. While publicly touted as a law intended to inhibit voter impersonation at the polls, its real intent was explained in a rare moment of candor by Pennsylv ania House Majority Leader Mike Turzai, who, when going over a checklist of legislative accomplishments, bragged, Voter ID, which is going to allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylv ania: Done. New York Universitys Brennan Center for Justice and others sued Pennsylvania to block the law, and were recently handed a defeat in state court. Nicole Austin-Hillery, director and counsel of the Brennan Centers Washington, D.C., office, told me that the state government stipulated that they have no evidence of in-person voter fraud ever having occurred in the Commonwealth of Pennsylv ania, this court still says that it believes that it is OK for the state to implement a measure that is meant to protect the state against voter fraud. ... It basically ensures that many voters in the Commonwealth of Penn sylvania will have a very difficult, if not to impossible, time voting. Estimates put the number of Penn sylv ania voters who might be disenfranchised as more than 750,000. Its not just Pennsylvania. In Ohio, the Republican secretary of state, Jon Husted, has instructed the states 88 counties not to allow early voting on weekends, a voter enfranchisement strategy that has been popular with African-American and poorer voters, who tend to vote Democratic. In Florida, Republican Gov. Rick Scott has prevailed against the U.S. Justice Department as he continues a controversial purge of the voter rolls. In Texas, a gun license is an acceptable form of ID, but student ID cards are not. The Brennan Center is tracking laws recently passed or on the way in 25 states, including many key swing states, all of which will have the result of making it harder for people to vote. Langston Hughes poem A Dream Deferred ends: Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over like a syrupy sweet? Maybe it just sags like a heavy load. Or does it explode? 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.On Medicare, the Romney campaign is borrowing the strategic logic of a longago military legend. Taking command of the French ninth army in 1914 as it retreated before the Germans, Marshal Ferdinand Foch utte red his immortal words: Hard pressed on my right. My center is yielding. Impossible to maneuver. Situation excellent. I attack. The best Mitt Romney ad of the campaign is the current spot on President Barack Obamas cuts to Medicare. It points out that the president took $700 billion from Medicare to fund Obamacare, robbing one unsustainable entitlement to create a new one. The ad is truthful, unadorned and for any senior who feels protective of Medicare damning. Never before have Democrats passed the largest Medicare cuts in history immediately prior to launching their tried-and-true assault. This time, it is a case of the pot calling the kettle a danger to Americas seniors.Confronted with Obamas Medicare cuts, Democrats and their friends in the media resort to denial. On Meet the Press recently, I asked Rachel Maddow if she supported the $700 billion in cuts, and she simply wouldnt say. Here was the Oxford-educated pride of liberal punditry professing to have no opinion on a primary means of funding what she considers a glorious legislative achievement. Others pooh-pooh the significance of the cuts. They supposedly hit only nonessential services. This may be the first time in the debate over entitlements that Democrats have deemed anything related to Medicare nonessential. What Democrats mean is that $156 billion of the cuts fall on the Medicare Advantage program. They have always hated this feature because it gives seniors access to private-sector coverage options. But seniors like it. The Obama cuts also rely on grinding, year-after-year reductions in payments to doctors and other providers. This is a way to maintain that there are technically no changes in benefits, though access to and quality of care inevitably will be affected. No one concerned with the health of Medicare would go about it in this fashion. But Obamacare was helter-skelter legislating, a desperate attempt to make the numbers temporarily add up.Medicares actuaries consistently sound the alarm about the consequences. A May 2012 report by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said, The large reductions in Medicare payments rates to physicians would likely have serious implications for beneficiary access to care. Is the Republicans counter-assault on Medicare hypocritical? No. How not whether to restrain Medicare is the question. The Democratic approach, now and in the future, is blunt-force price controls. Republicans want to get savings through competition and choice. This is how the popular Medicare prescription-drug program works. The cost of the program is 40 percent below projections, as James Capretta of the Ethics and Public Policy Center points out, and the $30 per-month premium is only $6 more than in 2006. Even if it stays on offense, the Romney campaign is on perilous ground with Medicare. But there is no heading back. Best instead to take more inspiration from old Ferdinand Foch: A battle won is a battle which we will not acknowledge to be lost. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.
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The family business, which includes Kathys brother Dan and Garys sister Bonnie, gives back to the community through sponsorship of numerous fundraising events each year. In addition to The Immokalee Foundation, the Bigham Jewelers Foundation is proud to support the local YMCA, Christ Child Society of Naples, The League Club and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, among others. Their generosity gravitates toward charities for women and children. Kathy has been intrigued by jewelry since her youth in Cleveland, Ohio. She graduated from Kent State University and has earned credentials from the Gemological Institute of America. Her motto is Make it happen, she says. And thats exactly what I did when people told me I was crazy to mortgage my house and put everything on the line to start Bigham Jewelers. Youve got to dream big, she adds, especially when your name is Bigham. She and Gary came to Naples in 1994 with an ambitious plan to open a jewelry store, but they needed some help with key management decisions. A trusted CPA suggested they form an advisory board to function as a sounding board for business decisions about everything from accounting to advertising. Over the years, board members have become vital advisors to Bigham Jewelers. In addition to her business, community and family interests (their daughter Brie is 14, and son Chase is 12), Kathy is a guardian ad litem, a volunteer who protects the best interests of children who find themselves in the court system due to allegations of abuse, abandonment or severe neglect. Appointed by the court, guardian ad litem volunteers are independent parties who gather information and make recommendations to the court concerning the childs needs. Assisted and supported by program staff, including an attorney, the guardian ad litem does not replace the child protective investigator or the case manager, but rather works in concert with this coterie of professionals to provide yet another layer of safety for the children. About her duties as a guardian ad litem Kathy says she never takes no for an answer on an issue involving the health and safety of a chile. Persistence pays off, she has learned. Collier County has 120 guardian ad litem volunteers who currently represent about 300 children. Even with such w s k C b bobHARDEN e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org PROFILES IN PARADISEA gem of a citizen who knows how to make it happen Talking points with Kathy BighamAs a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? I always wanted to be in the jewelry business. I was fascinated by jewelry. If you werent in the jewelry business, what would you be doing today? I think Id be a lawyer supporting children and families. First job? I had a paper route when I was 10 and did odd jobs around the neighborhood to earn money. It created a spark in me to reach higher. Something youll never understand: Parents who abuse their children. Skill or talent you wish you had: Id love to be able to sing, but its just not in the cards for me. Something that makes you laugh: My son, Chase. Guilty pleasures: My husbands red velvet cookies, and collecting old pocket watches. Pet peeve: People who make excuses. Next vacation: Skiing. I cant get enough of it. Something on your bucket list: I want to jump out of a perfectly good airplane. a solid volunteer base, there are at least 150 more children here under court supervision who do not have a guardian ad litem looking out for their interests. Approximately 75 more local volunteers are needed to ensure that 100 percent of abused, neglected or abandoned children in the system will have a guardian ad litem volunteer and a say in their own future. Call (866) 341-1425 to reach the local office or visit www.guardianadlitem.org for more information. Thanks to both Kathy and Gary Bigham for their contributions to the Paradise Coast. Bob Harden is the producer and host of The Bob Harden Show, airing from 7-8 a.m. weekdays at www.bobharden.com. The show is archived for listeners convenience.Last book read: Fifty Shades of Grey, of course! What the Paradise Coast really needs: A good bagel joint.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 30-SEPTEMBER 5, 2012 ultimately Trey Radel, 36, the conservative former radio talk show host, Tea Party darling and Republican nominee. (An unaffiliated candidate, 25-year-old Brandon Smith, is also running.) Nor is it the Republican Party itself, the Tea Party, the Libertarian Party, the Occupy Movement or conservatives in general. Instead, its the myopia party in effect, the party of narrow-mindedness, Mr. Roach insists. And particularly the myopia of voters from the left or right who fail to see how much they have in common. Reaching outI make a big effort to go to Tea Party meetings, Libertarian meetings, Occupy meetings I want to bring the country to a place where whoever gets elected represents all the people, he explains. That distinguishes him from his nominal opponent, he argues. Trey Radel is looking for the conservative vote. I can draw votes from everywhere. So he shows up with no apology and tells it like it is, while cocking an open ear. Look, he says, if Im elected, do you want me to know your group and understand what you want, or do you want to just throw rocks? There are a limited number of things government is supposed to do, but 80 percent of that stuff almost everybody agrees on. People want to lower the cost of health care, they want more jobs, and they want Washington to listen to them, instead of whatever it is they do now. That willing-to-listen pragmatism might spring from his roots, says Dave Elliot, host of The Dave Elliott Show on weekday afternoons at Voxnow radio, WGUF 98.9 FM in Naples. Mr. Elliott has known Mr. Roach since the two were high school kids from blue-collar families his own mom, a single mother in the 1950s, worked at the GM sparkplug plant. And every other parent they knew worked at either GM or Ford, he recalls. Hes flexible. He doesnt necessarily hold to a straight party ideology. He supports the fair tax, for example. I think of him as a social moderate and a fiscal conservative. No other candidate knows as much about the issues hes not a radical, hes a pragmatist. And you want that, not some guy spouting vacuous platitudes about how Americas broken and we have to fix it. Sometimes he spars a little. When he spoke as the only Democrat in a gallery of six Republican primary candidates at a Baptist church earlier this summer, a group of Tea Partiers began to shout Liberty, Liberty, Liberty, recounts Jill Haughie, a Neapolitan. And he responded, Well, I believe in liberty for women, too. There was loud applause in the crowd. Its his balance that appeals, Ms. Haughie suggests. Hes worked in the science and technology industry and in the business community by starting his own company hes a scientist with a business background, which is so vital to Floridas growing economy so hes uniquely qualified from the far right to the far left. He appeals to both sides. Balance and rationality are keys, Mr. Roach insists. As much fun as quick exchanges about liberty may be, when the rhetoric flies and people arent looking for common ground, progress comes to a grinding halt. That may be why the unflappable Mr. Roach remains both patient and optimistic. Just the facts, maamSo optimistic, in fact, that he walks around with a thousand-page summary of the Affordable Health Care Act clipped into a three-ring binder, ear-marked for quick references to what he considers 21 myths about the Act. With it, he will explain what is and isnt real about its provisions to any who merely repeat what theyve heard pundits proclaim. There are no death panels, for example. For seniors or any patients with serious illnesses, treatment is determined by the patient and his or her doctor not by the government. That couldnt be clearer, Mr. Roach says, pointing to the section that guarantees and protects the traditional doctor-patient relationship. Heres what you get with Affordable Health Care: You save $650 a year now, and if youre in a doughnut hole you save more. There are no co-pays on any of the preventative stuff so you can go get checkups and blood tests and mammograms and colonoscopies without having to do co-pays. Those co-pays have prevented so many seniors from going to get what they need. But with the Affordable Care Act they get all of that. And it lowers the cost by about half. So instead of going up at 4 to 6 percent a year, its down to about a 2 percent a year increase. The Congressional Budget Office says its going to reduce the deficit. Along with jobs Mr. Roach is an ardent supporter of high-tech investment and continued research in clean energy, especially nuclear energy, as a way to provide more middle-class jobs and clean up the environment health is a dominating issue. This has become the issue with Social Security and Medicare. Seniors are suddenly front and center. Theyre faced with their perception of Ryans voucher plan, as opposed to the benefits they just got under the Affordable Health Care Act. In the Ryan plan, people over 55 keep Medicare, theres some play in income, and their theory is that if you give vouchers to seniors, the insurance companies will compete and the prices will go down, which is as far from the truth as you can get. Health-care giants with their powerful lobbies are beyond that mom-and-pop-business view of competition and price control, he argues. Because we let medical care become an unregulated monopoly, we pay a little more than $7,000 per person in the U.S., while most other modern countries pay about $3,000 and for that we get middle-of-thepack quality. Ryan doesnt answer how you get that $7,000 down, while our competitors in Japan or Scandinavia are paying $3,000. His plan does technically begin to reduce the deficit, though, because he offloads the cost of seniors. The Jim Roach storyThat detail-and-fact oriented approach may not make for quick sound bites, but it characterizes a man who spent much of his working life in the engineering field, relying on empirical data. A longtime engineering researcher for GM and once a licensed nuclear reactor operator, during the last decade Mr. Roach also founded a company that secured contracts with the Pentagon and the U.S. Navy. The Roach system he invented helped train repair technicians faster, and it reorganized technical information so they could fix things more quickly. In particular, his product improved the way fire control systems on destroyers are maintained, he says. His start-up began in Sarasota, but then almost a decade ago he met his wife, Theresa, a public-school kindergarten teacher in Lee County. It was his second chance at the life he wanted, he admits he was married the first time as a young man who was struggling with what happened to him in Vietnam. He was scared much of the time, he recalls, but eventually became well adjusted to civilian life, unlike some veterans, whom he still visits regularly at veterans hospitals. He and Theresa do that together, as they share everything together, from politicking to charity work to canoe trips along the mangroves, he notes. The sharing characterized their relationship from the beginning. I was up there (in Sarasota), she was down here, and her niece convinced her to get on Match.com, he recalls something hed decided to do, too. The computer-reliant program allows people who work many hours but spend little time in bars or other venues to have a social life. We started e-mailing and then talking, and one day I drove down to St. James City on Pine Island to have lunch with her, he says. The next day, the couple had quit the dating website. Before long, they were married and Mr. Roach had moved his business to Pine Island, where he employed a dozen people and operated out of a new, stormproof building that survived Hurricane Charley just fine. As the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan scaled down, however, so did the government contracts, he says. His retirement led him into politics, where his even temperament allows him not to become frustrated, say those who know him. How the 2012 race started in 2010It didnt go well, at first, when he entered a 2010 race against well-known Rep. Connie Mack IV. The Democrats in the region were outnumbered by the Republicans, Rep. Mack had both a name and money, and the Democratic Party was struggling to support its candidate financially. When he lost, however, he refused to quit. He kept talking to everybody who would listen, expressing no evident bitterness. And hes still doing that. Hes calm, and he knows the issues better than anyone hes a myth buster, says Sandra McClinton, chairwoman of the Lee Democratic Party. He and Theresa work tirelessly theyre out every day and night talking to people. But money may play a key role this year, too, just as it did in 2010, and the Democrats have not raised as much as the Republicans. So Mr. Roach responds by using his money wisely, he says. For example, he stamps out his own political buttons on an old-fashioned button-st amping machine. Im careful with the money I have, the way I will be careful with taxpayers money, he says. And Id prefer to use it in TV ads. In television, where Mr. Radel is buying $700 advertising slots that come during news shows, for example, Mr. Roach is grabbing the $100 slots watched by a lot of seniors later, tucked in around shows like Jeopardy, he says. Its a way of getting the message out. The Democrats have done a less-thanstellar job of explaining how many good things there are in Affordable Care Act but that may be true of Democrats across a range of issues, he admits. Pundits in the region give him little chance against Mr. Radel in November, but the Republican candidate himself may be taking Mr. Roachs campaign a little more seriously. Asked if the race was already over after the Republican primary, Mr. Radel responded this way in an e-mail: I will campaign just as hard as I did in the primary. My campaign team, including my dad, in-laws and wife, knocked on thousands of doors and made thousands of phone calls to voters. I am continuing to do the same. I will work hard to earn the trust and ultimately, the vote, of Southwest Floridians who want Washington to work for them. Together, well get this economy and country back on track. That doesnt make Mr. Roach less optimistic. He appears to maintain an unwavering faith that people ultimately prefer facts to rhetorical feints, which he argues are his ROACHFrom page 1 OSVALDO PADILLA / FLORIDA WEEKLYAbove: Jim Roach dispels myths about the Affordable Health Care Act by carrying 1,000 pages of it with him. Right: To save money, he makes his own political buttons and fans.ELLIOTT
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Its easy to have an attitude and a demeaning leaning towards somebodys belief system. And people from both sides do. In the debate over affordable health care arguably the number one issue in District 19, where 38 percent of registered voters are 65 or older liberals tend to have the youll-kill-grandma-with-your-voucher plan sound bites. And conservatives have a socialist is not really a citizen and hes forcing me to buy an unconstitutional product sound bite. Ive learned to listen for that and wait until its said, and then focus on an existing fact. Its the rhetoric that makes people appear so different, not the reality. District 19 is complexAlthough many observers broadly describe Southwest Florida as predominantly Republican, that reality is more complicated, too. On the one hand, the region supported George W. Bush twice, John McCain once, conservative Gov. Rick Scott, and Rep. Connie Mack IV, another Tea Party darling now challenging incumbent U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson. But that was then. Now, Mr. Roach thinks he has a very good chance to win because the political stars have aligned in a different and novel fashion. First, hes facing a former talk show host, not an incumbent a man who won the primary race after three more experienced Republican candidates (Chauncey Goss and State Reps. Gary Aubuchon and Paige Kreegel) split the sizeable mainstream Republican vote, and cancelled each other out. They would have been much harder for him to beat, he conjectures. As it stands, I couldnt have picked a better candidate for me to run against, he says pointing out that about seven out of 10 Republican voters in the primary picked a candidate other than Mr. Radel. Second, the Republicans in the region are not as predominant as they once were, back in the days when 60 percent of registered voters were listed as members of the GOP. Now the number is 47 percent, Mr. Roach says. He figures District 19, which extends from roughly Marco Island and Naples north along a coastal corridor that ultimately embraces all of Lee County, this way: about 190,000 registered Republicans, 118,000 registered Democrats, and 95,000 no-party affiliates (Independents). Its a hard thing to calculate, but if I get all the Democrats and just over half the Independents, I can win, he says. He will also draw some Republicans. He is the most knowledgeable candidate on national issues in District 19, and he is a moral man, says Art Wells, a 77-year-old lifelong Republican, who spent his career working both for General Electric and General Motors in the northern Midwest. Mr. Wells got so fed up earlier this year listening to Republican candidates criticizing the middle class in spiteful terms that reminded him of FOX cable commentators, he says, that he drove to the nearest elections office and became a Democrat. Roach wont allow a liar on his campaign staff, and everything he says is fact-checked and correct. In business, if youre an ideologue youre a failure. You have ideals, but you dont want to be an ideologue. You have morals but you dont want to be a moralist. What we have with so many politicians now are ideologues. And in large part many of their ideas are faulty. I cant say what I think of them without swearing but then I cant brush my teeth without swearing. Mr. Roach, he points out, does not swear, although he might have good cause to, from time to time. Theres one more factor that may weigh in favor of Mr. Roach, too: 38 percent of all registered voters in the District are 65 or older, which means affordable health care, the issue he considers his strongest, is number one among that block. And less than half of those older voters 45 percent are Republican. What theyre sayingFor Mr. Wells and others like him, the health-care issue is not just a matter of pragmatism, but a matter of good citizenship, of being unselfish. I have children my oldest daughter is 54 grandchildren and great grandchildren. If Medicare has been so good for me and my generation, and it has, why wouldnt I want it to be available for them? These seniors who are saying, Dont touch my Medicare but screw people 55 and under, they arent thinking about their children and grandchildren. And thats the part of the conversation that has made me a Democrat. Fifty-five years younger but a graduate of the school of hard knocks, Kara Worley, 22, another registered Republican like all of her family members in District 19, celebrates Mr. Roach as a politician refreshingly unlike many others. Hes upstanding, and he carries himself with pride, but not to the point where he makes you feel inadequate, she observes. And he can explain the facts about affordable health care, which in her case is also a key issue. Ms. Worley has a disease that causes tissue in the bladder to tear. She learned that getting her own insurance (her jobs in fast food and telemarketing didnt offer it) would cost her a minimum of $500 a month. So shes back on her fathers health insurance plan. But with the Affordable Health Care Act, she wont have to remain dependent on him forever. After two years on it, she says, I can get coverage to help with this horrible problem. Meanwhile, shes living with her brother as a roommate, and hes supporting Mr. Radel, the Republican candidate, just as her parents are. It makes for some very interesting conversations, she admits. But thats what politics should be, as the candidate knows. Its about all of us, he says. COURTESY PHOTO Jim Roach on the campaign trail.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 WEEK OF AUGUST 30-SEPTEMBER 5, 2012 2012November 2-4, 2012Register Today! www.conservancy.org/redsnook RedSnook Hotline 412.403.4219Benetting KICK-OFF PARTY & AUCTION! HOT COMPETITION! AWARDS RECEPTION presentsThe Johnson Meland Group at Private Wealth ManagementA division of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC BETTY MACLEAN TRAVEL, Inc.The Adventure Travel Company Stars & Stripes Sponsor Overdose of evidenceIn August, the federal Drug Enforcement Administration dropped all charges against a doctor who has been at the center of a prescription-drug fraud case because, said prosecutors, they have too much evidence against him and not enough space to store it. The U.S. attorney in northern Iowa said her office needs to clear out the 400,000 paper documents and two terabytes of electronic data (the latter of which under current technology takes up little space but in DEAs antiquated computer system hogs 5 percent of the agencys worldwide electronic storage). The accused, Dr. Armando Angulo, has lived since 2004 in Panama, which will not extradite him. (He remains under indictment on state charges in Florida.) The litigious society If Megan Duskeys parents had been with her that night in 2010, they perhaps would have insisted she (dressed as the comic book hero Silver Spectre) not try to slide down the railing during the Halloween-themed ball at Chicagos Palmer House Hilton hotel, but she did slide down, and she fell four floors to her death. Nonetheless, in July 2012, the parents filed a $500,000 lawsuit against Hilton and other entities, claiming that the death of Ms. Duskey at age 23 was the hotels and the sponsors fault. In July, a California appeals court reinstated police officer Enrique Chavezs lawsuit against the Austrian gun manufacturer Glock for its unsafe design. Chavez is now paralyzed from the waist down because his 3-year-old son got hold of the gun and accidentally fired it, hitting his dad. Mr. Chavez, in violation of police policies, had left the gun loaded underneath the front seat of his car, and his son, whom Mr. Chavez had not belted into a child seat, was free to explore while Dad drove. The gun is regarded as of safe design by dozens, if not hundreds, of police departments, and the LAPD disciplined Mr. Chavez over the incident. Democracy in action A July battle in the House of Representatives pitted austerity-driven members striving to cut $72 million in spending on NASCAR against North Carolina House members determined to keep the money in. (Most NASCAR teams are headquartered in the state, as is the Charlotte Motor Speedway and the NASCAR Hall of Fame.) More than a third of the money would go to the National Guard for sponsoring driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. The North Carolina legislators believe military recruitment will suffer unless the race-car connection is maintained. Ironies In July a 30-year-old man suspected of skipping out on a bar bill at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manchester, N.H., did not make it far. As he tried to hop an iron fence, he impaled his leg and eventually required eight firefighters to rescue him using hydraulic cutting tools. Greyston Garcia, 26, who was cleared of murder charges in January under Floridas stand your ground defense (even though he had chased the victim more than a block to stab him to death after the man took his radio), was inadvertently killed in June by random gang gunfire in Miami. Csanad Szegedi, a member of the European Parliament representing the antiSemitic Jobbik Party of Hungary (a party whose presidential candidate described Jews as lice-infested), resigned in August after admitting that he had learned two years earlier that his own mother was (and therefore he is) a Jew. Initially, Mr. Szegedi tried to quash the revelation via bribery but eventually resigned, apologized, and vowed to pay respects at Auschwitz. All in the mind Mark Worsfold, 54, a former British soldier and martial arts instructor, was sitting along a road on July 28 watching the Olympic mens cycling race when he was detained because police on security alert said his behavior had caused concern. According to a report in The Guardian, Mr. Worsfold, after being handcuffed and taken to a police station, was told he was arousing suspicion because he had not been seen to be visibly enjoying the event, to which he replied, truthfully, that he has Parkinsons disease, which causes facial rigidity. (After two hours of detention, he was released without charges.) Dennis Brown, 55, was arrested in August in Tyler, Texas, after police saw him taking pictures, surreptitiously, of women and high school girls near Robert E. Lee High School. Since people in public spaces generally have no legal expectation of privacy, Mr. Brown could not normally be charged with a crime. However, Mr. Brown admitted to police that the mundane photos of the clothed women were for his sexual enjoyment. He was perhaps unaware of a Texas Penal Code provision that requires consent for any type of photo of another person if it is for sexual gratification (a motive that, regarding ordinary photographs, is nearly impossible to prove unless the accused volunteers it). PerspectiveThird World teenagers often must deal with conscription, sweatshop labor and life as street beggars, but in affluent New York City (according to a June report in The New York Times), a major anxiety of teen and almost-teen girls is having to endure sleepaway summer camp with hairy legs. Said celebrity makeup designer Bobbi Brown, If shes going to be in a bunk with all these girls, and insecure about lip or leg hair, You do whatever you can do to make her feel good. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA14 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 30-SEPTEMBER 5, 2012 FORT MYERS 11380 LINDBERGH BLVD | 239.561.7215 | HOURS MON FRI 7:30 AM 5:30 PM | SAT 7:30 AM 5 PM NAPLES 3747 TAMIAMI TRAIL NORTH | 239.687.7215 | HOURS MON THUR 8 AM 8 PM | FRI & SAT 8 AM 8 PM ARTISAN GELATO BY NORMAN LOVE 239. 288.4333 | HOURS MONTHURS 10:30 AM 7:30 PM | FRI & SAT 10:30 AM 9 PM Located right next door to the Norman Love Confections Chocolate Salon in Fort Myers. Abundant Love Pure Love Decadent Love Artisan Love Cool Love | Go under the Tin City Bridge to the right, and follow the marked channel to Naples Harbour, on your right. Dine with usReceive a TWO WEEK Complimentary Social Membership *LOWEST FUEL PRICE IN NAPLES FUEL UP AT NAPLES HARBOUR $4.40 PER GALLON 90 octane non-ethanol ValvTect Get moving for your own good and good causesHere are some physical activities coming up to benefit various charitable organizations. The Naples Pilot Foundation hosts its eighth annual Brain Power Walk on Saturday, Sept. 1. The walk and 5K run steps out at 7 a.m. from Lowdermilk Park. Registration opens at 6 a.m. The walk/run benefits Project Lifesaver and service projects promoting awareness and education of brain injuries and related brain disorders such as autism and Alzheimers disease. For more information, call 434-9786. The inaugural Park-To-Pier a noncompetitive open water swim from Lowdermilk Park to the Naples Pier, starts at 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 2. Swimmers can choose three distances: 2.4 miles (Iron Swim), 1.2 miles or .6 miles. Registration is $20 in advance, $25 on the day of. All proceeds benefit the programs of T2 Aquatics and the Safe & Healthy Childrens Coalition of Collier County. For registration or more information, visit www.t2aquatics.com or e-mail info@ t2aquatics.com. The 2013 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is set for Saturday, March 9, at Coconut Point in Estero. Those who sign up by Dec. 31 pay $25 for the 5K run or walk and $35 for the chip-timed race. Fees will increase by $5 after Jan. 1 and again on race day. Sign up by Sept. 30 and be entered into a drawing for a roundtrip American Airlines ticket for travel anywhere in the continental U.S. More than 10,000 participants, volunteers and sponsors attended the 2012 event. Seventy five percent of all net proceeds from the Southwest Florida Race for the Cure stay in Southwest Florida, and 25 percent of proceeds are given to national research programs. This year the Southwest Florida affiliate awarded grants totaling more than $825,000 to 12 nonprofit agencies that provide breast cancer education, screening, treatment and support in Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. Since 2002, the local affiliate has given more than $5.5 million to area organizations.For more information or to register for the 2013 race, visit www.komenrace.org or call 498-0016.Nominations welcome for volunteersNominations for the annual Diamond Volunteer Award are now being accepted. Nonprofit organizations that are interested in being chosen should e-mail: A short statement about their organization. Who they wish to honor (i.e. board members, special events volunteers, etc.). Why they would like to honor their volunteers in this way. The application is a simple case statement and should be limited to one page. Send to DiamondVolunteers@gmail.com by Oct. 15. Winners will be selected by a panel and notified on or before Nov. 15. The Diamond Volunteer Program celebrates its fourth season in 2013. It was created to honor volunteers of nonprofit agencies and as a way to raise awareness of the respective organizations efforts to improve the quality of life for others in the Collier County community. Three organizations are chosen each year to receive the award. The award provides each of the winning groups with an award cocktail reception in their honor, media coverage, educational opportunities, inclusion in networking, focus groups and monetary reward program, plus a personalized framed award. Past winners include: Baby Basics of Collier County, The Penny Bear Company, and the Make-A-Wish Southern Florida, Hope for Haiti, Bedtime Bundles, Sunlight Home, Senior Friendship Center, Eden Autism Services, Miracles in Action and Project HELP Crisis Center. Each year I am more impressed with the applications for the award. There are so many people doing amazing work in our community through their volunteer hours and acts of kindness, says Kelly Capolino, founder of the program. NONPROFIT NEWS
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Hurry offer expires 9/7/12 Pinball games are on at The Childrens Hospital Its no secret that Norman and Mary Love have a special place in their hearts for patients at the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Center at The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. Recently the Loves, founders of Norman Love Confections, donated a multi-game table arcade machine to help entertain the children (and their parents) undergoing treatment in the facility. Dan Spolar of Pinball Asylum helped Mr. Love deliver the professional machine as a gift that is now part of the departments growing entertainment center. Sweetening the deal, Pinball Asylum refurbished and maintains an existing pinball machine at the center and hosts pinball-related open houses, tournaments and group events. Through charity donations to the nonprofit created by Pinball Asylum, Project Pinball provides patient, family and staff recreational assistance at area childrens hospitals. A pinball machine offers therapeutic benefits that fit with the dynamics of a hospital environment while keeping patients active and mobile. Due to its widespread success, Project Pinball has been emulated across the country. The only comprehensive child healthcare facility between Tampa and Miami, The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida provides vital health care for the regions children. Part of the Lee Memorial Health Care System family, the hospital is on the campus of Lee Memorial HealthPark in south Fort Myers.Tickets available for Junior Achievement celebrationTickets and sponsorship opportunities for the Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida 2012 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County to be held Oct. 30 at the Waldorf Astoria Naples are now available. During the dinner and awards ceremony, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida will induct laureates Philip McCabe, CEO and owner of Gulf Coast Commercial Corporation and founder of the Inn on Fifth and McCabes Irish Pub & Grill in Naples, and Richard Akin, president/chief executive officer of Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida.Business sponsorships range from $900 to $7,500. Individual tickets are $250. Sponsors also are needed to support student admission, which is $125 per ticket. Junior Achievement students who attend the event have an opportunity to interact with local professionals and practice their etiquette skills. For reservations or more information, call 225-2590 or visit www.JASWFL.org.Learn about Kilimanjaro trek to benefit The ShelterMeet Glen Schwesinger and Gordon Kellam at a Climb for The Shelter kick-off featuring cocktails, appetizers and entertainment at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at Cafe Lurcat on Fifth Avenue South. Mr. Schwesinger and Mr. Kellam will talk about preparations for their trek this winter up Mount Kilimanjaro to benefit The Shelter for Abused Women & Children. Although hes making the 19,342-foot journey for his own transformation and covering his expenses himself, He carries with him the hopes and dreams of thousands of men, women and children receiving services from The Shelter, Linda Oberhaus, executive director, explains. Ill be honest, this journey is both exciting and intimidating not unlike the ones program participants have the first time they walk through The Shelters doors to start their trek from victim of domestic abuse to survivor, Mr. Schwesinger, who is a Shelter trustee, says. Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest freestanding mountain in the world and the tallest mountain on the African continent. Climbers experience nearly every type of ecological system on the mountain cultivated land, rain forest, heath, moorland, alpine desert and arctic summit. Mr. Schwesinger begins his climb on Feb. 25. To follow his adventure, sign-up for his blog at www. climbfortheshelter.org. Tickets to the Climb for The Shelter kick-off are $35 per person, with all proceeds going to The Shelter. For reservations or more information, call 7753862, ext. 217, or e-mail TDoeringer@ NaplesShelter.org Foundation seeks Women of Initiative The Womens Philanthropic Network of the Community Foundation of Collier County is accepting nominations for the 2013 Women of Initiative Awards. At the awards luncheon on Tuesday, April 2, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, the foundation will honor 10 local women who through their inner confidence, personal commitment and leadership styles are an inspiration to all women seeking to make a difference through philanthropy and civic engagement. Nomination forms are available at www.cfcollier.org. 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CONCLUDING EVENT!Community Open House & Calling All Junior Deputies of Yesteryear! Mr. and Mrs. Hodges are the guests of honor at an ice cream social celebrating their August Birthdays and Earls pioneering advocacy of the Junior Deputies League of Collier County. Birthday Cake & Ice Cream courtesy of Goodwill Industries, Gulf Shore Bakery and Dick Jordan Catering. Naples Depot Museum 1051 Fi h Ave. S. For more information, call Ellie Krier at 262-0015. CLUB NOTES Clans of Ireland USA invites everyone of Irish descent to dinner at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 3, at Chrissys Courthouse Shadows in East Naples. Originally set for Aug. 27, the dinner was postponed because of weather. Hostess and speaker Maire Peters is a publicist and journalist, a native of the Emerald Isle who helped organize the inaugural Homecoming Festival in Ireland. Ms. Peters will discuss the historic aspect of Irish surnames. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the restaurant at 775-0101. Let the reservationist know which Irish surname you are interested in learning more about. The Zonta Club of Naples will present its annual scholarship awards at its regular meeting beginning at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Brio Tuscan Grille at Waterside Shops. Award recipients are young women selected from the Naples Teenage Parenting Program, the Immokalee Teenage Parenting Program and the PACE Center for Girls-Collier at Immokalee. Guests are welcome to attend the luncheon. Cost is $17 per person. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Erica Vanover at 449-3114. For information about the club, visit www.zonta-naples.org. The Naples Music Club welcomes new members interested in supporting music education and performance, providing student scholarships and engaging in collaborative outreach efforts within Naples and neighboring communities. Club members enjoy member recitals at First United Methodist Church, Music a la Carte salons in private homes, the annual Student Scholarship Winners Recital and other special programs throughout the year. Club president for 2012-13 is Maurizio Nisita. For more information and an application for membership, visit www. naplesmusicclub.org. The Inbetweeners, a social group for singles ages 40-65, welcomes newcomers and regulars at gatherings every Wednesday. The Sept. 5 and 12 gathering will be from 6-8 p.m. at Bond Naples, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. On Sept. 19 and 26, the group will meet from 5-7 p.m. at the Silver Spoon in Waterside Shops. 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. 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. Tickets are $200 per person. For reservations or more information, visit www.swfltigerbay.org. Ikebana Naples Chapter #160 invites the public to the first meeting of the new season from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Moorings Presbyterian Church. Guest speaker Karou Sweet will discuss the basic principles of the Ohara method of flower arranging, which employs a flat bowl rather than a tall vase. Ms. Karou earned the third term masters degree from the Ohara School in Japan and has taught the method for more than 20 years in the United States along with maintaining a career as a tennis professional. She will demonstrate a more advanced modern Ohara style and a beginner style and will give the audience an opportunity to try an Ohara design. Chapter members and guests should visit www.IkebanaNaples.com for details of what supplies to bring. Non-members are asked to make a reservation by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The Naples Newcomers Club welcomes women who have been permanent residents of Naples for no more than five years and who want to meet others who are new to the area. The club meets for lunch at 11:30 a.m. on the second Thursday of every month at country clubs throughout the area. In addition, groups within the club plan outings and dates to share varied interests, such as mah-jongg and duplicate bridge, gourmet cooking and discussions about philosophy. Prospective members are invited to coffee at 10 a.m. on the first Thursday of each month. For meeting locations and more information, call 298-4083 or visit www.naplesnewcomers.com. Toastmasters International teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations. Guests are always welcome. 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) 493-8584. 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.
My Heart Disease Is No Match for This Physician Team Mary Kay Belin exercises regularly, watches what she eats and keeps up with her annual physicals. So when she began experiencing chest pain during her walks, she knew something was wrong. A team of physicians worked together to ensure proper diagnosis, treatment and the return of Mary Kays good health. To read more of Mary Kays story, please visit www.LeeMemorial.org/caring Florida Southwest Florida. patients get back to living their livesCaring people, caring for people.www.LeeMemorial.org Mary Kay Belin Cardiac Patient Dr. Robert Grohowski Car diologist Dr. Leah Lynch Internal Medicine Dr. Richard Chazal Cardiologist
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 30-SEPTEMBER 5, 2012 NEWS A19 photo excursions for the Understand Photography division of her business. Ten models and 20 photographers gathered at the studios of Dynamic Video Images in South Fort Myers and roamed the expansive property to Ms. Farrens previously scouted locations deemed ideal for the purpose. For the first round of traditional bridal shots, the girls stayed pretty, Ms. Farren explained, circling the various photo locales in a brief interlude before the trashing hysteria. Now theyre allowed to get dirty. One model bride looked to be sitting peacefully in a meadow, her gown spread out around her. She kept her smile as she was simultaneously shot by super-soaker water guns and high-end digital cameras. Why dont you guys get ready, she said to the photographers, and have someone just throw the whole bucket of water on me? Another model bride stood calmly under a canopy of vines and branches as photo assistants showered her in a colored Indian powder mixed with flour and yeast. Fortunately, she did not sneeze. A dark-haired, dark-eyed beauty in a s-style tea-length gown reclined in a mud puddle and splashed the water in front of her veil. I love her, said a photographer, click-click-clicking away. This is just a fantastic opportunity to try out new ideas and play with your creativity, said Cathy Nocera, who was recently voted as one of the top 10 photographers in the state at the Florida Professional Photographers convention. Im so grateful to be here to take advantage of this. Model Borana Kondakciu described the day as a bunch of photographers getting together to shoot a bunch of inhibition-less models. Their hair and makeup was professionally done, and their wedding gowns made the perfect out-of-place accompaniment to the swamplands. I feel free, Ms. Kondakciu said as she waded into the water to pose. And as much as the day was meant to build the portfolios of models and photographers alike, she considered it practice. I would totally trash my dress when I get married, with my husband beside me. DRESSFrom page 1 >> To learn more about Understand Photography photo excursions, call Peggy Farren at 263-7001 or visit www.understandphotography. com. D.K. Santiago 1 Peggy Farren and the Trash the Dress models 2 Judy Nguyen and Marina Lastovka 3 Brittany and Eddie Miller 4. Model Marina Lastovka poses while Tim Gibbons assists photographer 5. Toan Ngo and D.K. Santiago 6. Sammy Allen 7. Peggy Farren instructs models 8. Valarie Hoffman, Helen Caitlin and D.K. Santiago 9. Borana KondakciuJOE FITZPATRICK / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 7 8 8 9 9AMANDA RATTIGAN / COURTESY PHOTO
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA20 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 30-SEPTEMBER 5, 2012 HEALTHY LIVINGExercise class incorporates it all, bar none BY ROBIN DEMATTIAFlorida Weekly CorrespondentFitting a variety of workouts into a busy schedule just got easier. When you cant decide between Pilates, weight training, yoga or dance, get them all in one class Barre Motion. Amy Lademann, who co-owns the Beyond Motion studio with her husband Rick, developed the program after her clients said they couldnt find one class that covered all the bases and often had to visit several fitness centers to get all the workouts they wanted. A Pilates expert and wellness coach, Ms. Lademann designed Barre Motion to help women transform their bodies, increase their energy and raise their spirits. The one-hour class differs slightly each week but includes elements of Pilates, yoga, dance, weight training and ballet. I love this class because it focuses on every part of your body, says Julie Chirichella, who has taken the weekly class since it launched in January. The class is not for sissies, she adds. A typical class includes a warm-up phase with some dance elements, upperbody work with weights, ballet-based barre work, a focus on flexibility and a closing reminder of the mind-body connection. Participants dont need to know ballets first position from fifth, or what a relev is; the motions are, for the most part, slow and well coordinated. Ms. Lademann injects humor and personal attention to the group of up to 14 students, adjusting the class based on everyones abilities and building each segment upon the other. She choreographs the routines around a changing blend of international music so her clients feel transported somewhere else during the class. Barre Motion is offered at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Additional sessions will be added when season begins. Reservations are required. Beyond Motion also offers Pilates (four equipment stations for individual work and group classes), Nia, yoga, cardio classes, strength and speed work, sportspecific training, personal training, nutrition coaching, workshops, corporate wellness programs and massage therapy. Ms. Lademann is taking reservations now for Roll Your Way to Health, a class about implementing the foam roller into your daily routine to increase flexibility and core strength. The session is set for 12:30-2 p.m. Saturday. Sept. 8. The $65 registration includes a foam roller and workbook to take home. Beyond Motion is at 11985 Tamiami Trail N. If you stop by, dont be surprised if an English bulldog named Muko greets you at the door. The friendly pooch gets her workout running around the studio seeing everyone. For more information, call 254-9300 or visit www.go2beyondmotion.com. Inexpensive drug may prevent heart attack and stroke deathsAn international multi-site trial has launched to determine whether a common anti-inflammatory drug can reduce heart attacks, strokes, and deaths due to cardiovascular disease in people at high risk for them. This study is being supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, a part of the National Institutes of Health. Inflammation, along with high blood pressure and high cholesterol, plays a major role in heart attack and stroke. The Cardiovascular Inflammation Reduction Trial will determine whether treatment with a drug specifically targeting inflammation reduces rates of cardiovascular events among adults who have had a heart attack within the past five years and who also have type 2 diabetes or metabolic syndrome. The trial will randomly assign participants to receive methotrexate given at 10 to 20 milligrams weekly for three to four years or a placebo. Methotrexate is an inexpensive generic drug commonly used at low doses to treat rheumatoid arthritis. It is also used at higher doses to treat certain forms of cancers such as leukemias and lymphomas. This trial could have global impact by potentially changing treatment recommendations for millions of individuals with heart disease, said Gary H. Gibbons, M.D., director of the NHLBI. Each year, more than 2 million people in the United States have heart attacks or strokes, and many of them die. If this generic drug, which is already on the market at low cost, proves effective for reducing risk of heart attacks, stroke, or death, it has the potential for broad public health impact in saving lives and reducing disease, said Paul Ridker, M.D., an expert in inflammation biology as it relates to heart attack and stroke. Adults who have type 2 diabetes are much more likely to die of heart disease or stroke than people without type 2 diabetes. Metabolic syndrome a cluster of traits that includes a large waistline, high blood pressure, high levels of blood triglyceride (a type of fat), high blood sugar, and low blood HDL (the good cholesterol) also raises the risk of heart attack and stroke. Many people with type 2 diabetes and obesity also have metabolic syndrome. People with diabetes or metabolic syndrome typically have elevated blood levels of various markers of inflammation. CIRT will enroll 7,000 patients at 350400 sites across the United States and Canada over the next 2.5 years and will follow them for two to four years (average 2.5 years). Site selection will begin in November 2012, and patient recruitment will start in March 2013. Eligible participants who tolerate the drug without side effects over a five-week test period will be randomly assigned to receive standard care plus placebo or standard care plus low-dose methotrexate. Participants will also take folic acid, which is routinely given with methotrexate to prevent vitamin deficiencies. In addition to measuring the number of strokes, heart attacks, and heart-related deaths among participants, CIRT will determine if low-dose methotrexate reduces death from all causes and certain heartand blood vessel-related conditions and events, including incident deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, atrial fibrillation, hospitalization for chest pain or congestive heart failure, non-surgical procedures or coronary artery bypass surgery, and newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes. CIRT will also establish a blood and DNA bank to study the effect of low-dose methotrexate on a number of inflammatory biomarkers. Find out more about The Cardiovascular In ammation Reduction Trial at http://clinicaltrials.gov/ ct2/show/NCT01594333 and at www.thecirt.org. Elaboration on NCHs collaborationNCHs affiliation with Mayo Clinic is a great step forward for us and equally significant to the quality of life for everyone here in Collier County. Our recent announcement, not unexpectedly, has received positive support from community leaders and from friends from around the country. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about the collaboration: Why did NCH and Mayo Clinic choose to work together? Mayo Clinic, established more than 150 years ago, has long been known as a trusted name in health care. Research shows that nearly all individuals needing more specialized care than what is available in Southwest Florida would choose Mayo Clinic for such care. NCH is the only system in the region to be recognized twice as one of the top hospitals in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. Among numerous other accolades, we are considered among the top 10 percent in the nation for cardiac surgery by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and we are one of 215 hospitals in the country and one of only five in Florida that have been recognized as Most Wired in information technology. Having Mayo Clinic knowledge and expertise available will accelerate our journey to become even better. Before issuing us an invitation to join its health-care network, Mayo Clinic conducted a comprehensive and meticulous evaluation of NCHs clinical, financial and cultural dimensions and assessed our position in the region. They found that our patient-centered culture, our compassionate and competent colleagues and our high ethical standards made NCH a natural fit for the prestigious network. What will NCH gain in terms of service quality in the collaboration with Mayo Clinic? Our physicians will have access to the clinical expertise of Mayo Clinics physicians as well as Mayo Clinic disease management protocols. Further, there will be unique access to advice in a patients care plan between our providers and those of Mayo Clinic. The relationship also presents opportunities with electronic connectivity and web-based expertise for expanded medical education and the sharing of best practices. What does the future hold for the relationship? Mayo Clinic plans to elevate its medical discoveries to therapies over the next five years with three areas of focus: (1) growing or regenerating tissues and organs from patients own cells; (2) tailoring treatments to fit specific genetic backgrounds; and (3) exploring health-care redesign. Its a plan that will accelerate the transfer of knowledge to delivery, a plan that is centered on patients everywhere and through NCH here in Southwest Florida. Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System. allenWEISSallen.email@example.com COURTESY PHOTOAmy Lademann
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Offer does not apply to Avantica managed insurance plans including Freedom, Optimum and some Universal.CODE: FW00SP27823complete medical exam with one of our board certied eye doctors includes prescription for eyeglasses, and tests for cataracts, glaucoma and other eye diseases. Offer applies to new patients 59 years and older. Coupon Expires 9/30/2012Naples Bonita Springs TO YOUR HEALTHSaks, Bosom Buddies have Key to the CureTo help raise both money and awareness for womens cancers, Saks Fifth Avenue at Waterside Shops partners with Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support for the 2012 Key to the Cure, a charity shopping weekend Oct. 18-21. The Oct. 18 kick-off will feature fashions modeled by Bosom Buddies clients as well as entertainment and refreshments.Beginning Oct. 1, Saks will offer a limited edition Key To The Cure T-shirt designed by Carolina Herrera for $35, with 100 percent of the purchase price being donated to local charity partners.Donations needed of all blood typesThe Community Blood Center is in need of all blood types to replenish supplies. Donors can visit the following locations: Naples: 311 Ninth St. N., on the first floor of the NCH Medical Plaza. Complimentary valet parking for all blood donors. Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday; and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday. Call 436-5455. Bonita Springs: 9170 Bonita Beach Road, in Sunshine Plaza. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Thursdays and Fridays. Call 495-1138. Heres where the Community Blood Center bloodmobile will be in the days ahead: Thursday, Aug. 30 7:30 a.m.-noon at the Collier County Government Center, U.S. 41 East and Airport-Pulling Road, near Russells Caf; 7:30 a.m.-noon at Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union, 2728 North Horseshoe Drive; 1:30-3 p.m. at the Collier County Health Department, Bldg. H at the Collier County Government Center campus. Friday, Aug. 31 9 a.m.-noon at Goodlette Arms, 950 Goodlette Road N.; 3-6 p.m. at Foxboro Sports Tavern, 4420 Thomasson Drive (free movie ticket with each donation). Saturday-Monday, Sept. 1-3 11 a.m.6 p.m. near Panera Bread at Sembler Plaza, Airport-Pulling Road and Naples Boulevard (free movie ticket with each donation). Thursday, Sept. 6 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Marco Healthcare Center, 40 Heathwood Drive, Marco Island.Donors must be at least 16 years old, weigh 110 pounds or more and be well fed and hydrated before giving blood. They must present a photo ID at the time of donation. For a complete list of upcoming bloodmobile locations and times, or to make arrangements to host the bloodmobile for a blood drive, visit www.givebloodcbc.org.Parkinson Association offers assistance to patients and caregiversThe Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida Inc. offers numerous programs and services for those who have Parkinsons disease and their caregivers. Heres whats on the schedule at PASFI headquarters, 1048 Goodlette Road in Naples: Voice aerobics 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday. Support group for patients and caregivers 7 p.m. Tuesday and 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Support group for those who have experienced the loss of a partner 3 p.m. Wednesday. A PD-101 for those who have been newly diagnosed takes place on the last Thursday of every month and can also be scheduled at other times. Exercise classes are offered throughout the week at locations from Bonita Springs to Marco Island: Terracina (East Naples) 1:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday. 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And OK, so maybe the people who hand out the Nobel Prizes wont be calling. But that doesnt mean my discovery has no significance to the lives of millions of people. Consider this: How often do you recognize the importance of, say, Einsteins work in your daily life? Everyone who has spent more than a month with a cat or dog has stepped squarely into my discovery. In fact, stepping in it is just the way I happened upon it. Call it Ginas Law of the Well-Placed Pet Mess. No matter how large the floor, pet-related organic matter will always be placed where a human being is most likely to plant a bare foot. Poop, pee, barf or hairball it doesnt matter. If it lands on the floor, chances are youll step in it. Keep the cleaning supplies handy, and accept it as one of the absolute laws of nature. You have no other choice. Of course, one cant rest on ones laurels. Id been working until recently on proving my theory that the affection level of pets is directly related to the level of contrast between the color of their fur and that of the shirt youre wearing. I thought I had it nailed when I discovered that my black sweater was irresistible to white cats. But then I noticed that my friends golden retriever was just as eager to snuggle no matter what I was wearing, shedding her long, silky fur without regard to my reputation as a scientist. Ive now shelved the Ginas Law of Shedding in favor of a field of study that shows more promise: the apparent ability of pets to do whatever is most embarrassing to you in front of the person youd be most mortified to have see it. Call it Ginas Law of Thats Not My Pet: I Think He Belongs to the Neighbors. When one of my dogs brought my dirty underwear out to meet a person Id just starting seeing (in what I hoped would become a romantic way), I knew I was on to something. 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WILDLIFE IS LURING MORE PEOPLE OUTDOORS, according to a just-released report from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, which says 90 million Americans participated in wildlife-related recreation in 2011 and spent $145 billion doing so. Among those outdoor enthusiasts were 37.4 million Americans, who participated in hunting, fishing or both in 2011 an increase since the last Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-Associated Recreation survey five years ago and a trend just slightly off cue here in Southwest Florida. Visitor counts to natural destinations like Sanibels J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, the areas hundreds of miles of paddling trails and fishing licenses issued in Charlotte, Collier and Lee counties increased between 2010 and 2011. Hunting permits were down. Fishing, one of the most popular outdoor recreational activities, showed an 11 percent jump nationally, with 33.1 million Americans partaking of the pastime in 2011, according to the national report. Locally about 101,455 resident and nonresident fishing licenses were issued in the three-county region in 2011, a 4 percent increase from the 97,450 permits just a year before, H O O K E D Ive had one of the best years in a while. You have to understand we just came off some issues with the economy and the oil spill but the phone is ringing, e-mails are coming in and interest is way up. Capt. Rob Moodys, Soulmate Charters... on fishing, hunting and the great outdoorsBY NANCI THEORETntheoret@ oridaweekly.com SEE HOOKED, B5 Villas Escalante at Old NaplesBua/Bua-Bell 866.884.8196 $2.395 Million Web # N211007446Southport on the Bay at Barefoot BeachBua/Bua-Bell 866.884.8196 $3.995 Million Web # N212024853Presenting Properties Exclusively in Excess of One Million Dollars INSIDEBUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE LOCAL BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE INDUSTRIES BSECTIONWEEK OF AUGUST 30-SEPT. 5, 2012 House HuntingFrom the gated community of Spanish Wells in Bonita Springs. B9 Outside the boxNonprofits enjoy free seminar, and more Networking events. B7-8 On the MoveSee whos going where, doing what on the local business scene. B4
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But not all market gurus have linear explanations and some think what should be expected is a 50-70 year rollercoaster ride called an economic cycle an inevitable cycle of ups and downs despite central bankers handstands. Many in this camp of market analytics feel that another downward move in global economies is dictated by the longterm business cycles that ultimately control economies with a power and reach that is far beyond that of central bankers remedies. Some of the better-known names that speak to cycle forces include: Charles Nenner (the former Goldman Sachs market technician who now has his own advisory business) and Bob Prechter of Elliott Wave. Nenner, who is frequently on CNBC and now gets Business Week limelight coverage for his prognostications, has called April of 2012 as the market top, with a summer rally to follow and then a downhill slide to take us back to 5,000 on the DJIA. Nenner is optimistic relative to Elliott Wave, which envisions a second the Great Depression. About 99 percent of the investment community discards these severe cycle forecasts as technical mumbo jumbo. As to Elliott Wave, the public has been hearing gloom and doom for so long that this wave theory faces higher hurdles for acceptance. In the case of Nenner, as many of his calls have been spot on, they cannot dismiss him. His advisory now serves many hedge funds. Besides these two, there is a voice increasingly heard at the long wave podium: David Knox Barker, author of The K Wave: Profiting from the Cyclical Booms and Busts in the Global Economy. Much of what follows are explanations from Knoxs new book. The core of cycle theory is that economies go through major cycle moves (a big up followed by a big down over a 50-70-year period) and, try though the central bankers might, the cycle forces are now calling for the final part of the economic and equity down leg of the cycle that first lifted off in 1949 and started its descent in 1998. Specifically, the global economy is in the final stage of a global debt bust, as a debt debacle characterizes every cycles ending. The theory is known as the Kondratieff economic long wave. Just as you cant stop a wave from building and reaching its height and then crashing so, too, you cannot stop the forces that build a countrys economy, building it over many years, ultimately to a point where excesses abound through the easy and inappropriate use of credit and then the economy crashes. Nikolai Kondratieff, a Russian, put forth the principle in the 1920s but was imprisoned in a slave labor camp (the story is told in Aleksandr Solzhenitsyns The Gulag Archipelago) for his statements that U.S. capitalism, though subject to these cycles, would survive but Communism would fail. Part of the K wave theory is quite optimistic in that is expects an emergence out of the final down phase, into a time of great economic growth jettisoned by inventions and new technologies. Lest you think that Kondratieff was the first and last to embrace this thinking, consider that a well-known Harvard economics professor, Joseph Schumpeter, embraced the K wave and, even more interestingly, a current genius also embraces it. Jay Forrester is the Massachusetts Institute of Technology researcher who holds the patents to random access memory and he, together with MITs Sloan School of Management, developed a model to explain economic, political and business relationships. The group at MIT did not start with a hypothesis that such a long wave exists; it was just that models output indisputably supported a long wave pattern of expansion and contraction. In the end, Forrester affirmed that long waves are the economic determinative force. But ending badly is not the last chapter of his book. Knoxs bottom line is quite interesting: Prepare for the final leg down in the economy and in equity prices, yet be looking for a new cycle to begin (maybe as early as 2013) and take the worlds economies and equities to new highs. One caveat: Each new 50-70year cycle begins with a new country leading and most probably the baton will be passed to China. Talk to your advisor and, in investment areas requiring specialization, seek appropriate expertise. Jeannette Showalter, CFA is a commodities broker with Worldwide Futures Systems, 571-8896. For mid-week commentaries, write to showalter@ww fsyst ems.com. Editors Note: This column originally ran on June 6, 2012. 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Really.Martinique Club Chair & Ottoman LABOR DAY SALEAugust 29 September 1 Health Care Bob Raynor has been appointed director of human resources at Park Royal Hospital, the private, 76-bed mental health facility on the HealthPark Medical Center campus in South Fort Myers. Mr. Raynor most recently served as vice president of human resources and labor relations with LaVie Management Services in Tampa and previously spent six years as director of human resources for Bentley Village in Naples. He graduated from Norwich University and earned a Ph.D. in leadership and education from Barry University in Miami Shores. He is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, the Academy of Human Resource Development and the American Society for Training and Development. Awards and Recognition Megan Gaillard of the Collier County Clerk of the Circuit Court office has earned the Certified Internal Auditor designation from the Institute of Internal Auditors. Three members of the Florida Public Relations Association-Southwest Florida Chapter were honored at the annual awards luncheon. Carolyn Rogers of Simplify PR was named PR Professional of the Year; Michelle Nagel, area sales manager for MillerCorps, was named Chapter Member of the Year; and Tiffany Esposito-Kittinger, director of operations at the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, was named Rising Star. Rich Fillak, managing partner of the LongHorn Steakhouse in Naples, has received Darden Restaurants top honor, the Joe R. Lee Diamond Club Award, named after the companys retired chairman and CEO. Mr. Fillak is among 18 managing partners chosen for the award this year from the more than 380 LongHorn Steakhouse restaurants in North America. Board Appointments The American Heart AssociationSouthwest Florida Division has named the following board officers for 2012-13: president, Dr. Ronald Levine, medical director of the Naples Heart Institute of the NCH Healthcare System; chairman, Sally Jackson, system director, government and community relations at Lee Memorial Healthcare System; leadership development chair, Lou Pontius; president elect, Dr. Richard Chazal, medical director of the Heart & Vascular Institute and senior partner of The Heart Group of Lee Memorial Healthcare System; and chairman elect, Ryan Goldberg, Southwest Florida president, Regions Bank. The following new members have been elected to serve two-years terms on the board of directors of the Harry Chapin Food Bank: Connie Boyd, vice president, communications and lifestyle development at WCI Communities; Ray Pavelka, president of Mariner Properties Development; and Geoff Waldau, senior vice president, merchandising, for Sweetbay Supermarkets. Thomas McCann has been named chair of the board of trustees of the Community Foundation of Collier County for the 2012-13 fiscal year. Other newly elected board officers are: Alan Horton chair elect; Kim Ciccarelli Kantor, secretary; and Dennis Brown, treasurer. Andy Colon, an account executive with Fidelity Investments on Fifth Avenue South, has joined the board of directors of Lighthouse of Collier Inc., Center for Blindness and Vision Loss. New officers on the board of directors for the United Arts Council of Collier County are: president, Robert Saltarelli, managing executive with PNC; president-elect, Sandi Moran; treasurer, Felix Mehler; secretary, Betty Newman; and past president, Mark Klym. Denise Morris of IberiaBank has been named chair of Friends of CAPA by the Bayshore Cultural and Performing Arts Center. Charlane King has been named chair of volunteers for the Bayshore Cultural and Performing Arts Center. Landscaping Frank Heery has been named director of agronomy for The Club at Mediterra and will be responsible for all of the clubs landscaping and its two Tom Fazio-designed championship golf courses. Mr. Heerys more than 20 years of experience in agronomy and golf course maintenance includes work at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa.; Cherry Hills Country Club in Cherry Hills, Colo.; Denver Country Club in Denver; and, most recently, Westmoreland Country Club in Chicago. Early in his career, he worked under renowned golf course superintendent and consultant Paul Latshaw at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. He has a bachelors degree in agronomy and environmental science from Delaware Valley College. ON THE MOVE RAYNOR FILLAK COLON HEERY
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He left a full-time job selling boats a year ago to start Spot On Charters, which specializes in backwater fishing in Estero Bay. I was selling more boats and saw a big need to get out of what I was doing and start captaining, he says. The number of people down here fishing is definitely up. I was getting enough calls I realized I could captain full time. Capt. Dolinski has moonlighted as a guide for more than 15 years and has been fishing in Estero Bay since the early 1980s. Back then, there were maybe four or five certified licensed captains, he says. Now there are probably 25 to 30 of us. His clientele includes former customers who have sold their boats or are content to fish the backwaters and forgo fueling up for a costly offshore excursion. I used to sell a lot of the big boats to customers who came down here to go grouper fishing, says Capt. Dolinski. Then the economy crashed and fuel prices climbed and a lot of people who could afford the big boats were businessmen who got rid of a key employee and went back to work. They didnt have the time or money to run their boats. The economy and fuel prices actually did me a favor. For Bonita Springs resident and avid angler Barry Nicholls, fishing is always on the agenda whenever his son Andy, 21, and daughter, Briar Rose, 23, visit. Were a fishing family, says Mr. Nicholls, the owner of Paradise Jewelry in Naples. Ive taken them fishing since they were little kids and whenever they visit from Tucson we always manage to get in a little fishing. A recent visit was no exception. The threesome caught redfish during an excursion with Capt. Dolinski, then spent another day 32 miles offshore catching grouper, including four keepers. The kids wanted fresh fish for dinner, says Mr. Nicholls, who fishes two to three times a week, has been known to extreme fish some 65 miles offshore and has earned the nickname Barry-cuda. Business has been up for Rob Moodys, whose Soulmate Charters caters to a niche market couples fishing and also capitalizes on the popularity of the Discovery Channels Shark Week. Ive had one of the best years in a while, he says. You have to understand we just came off some issues with the economy and the oil spill but the phone is ringing, e-mails are coming in and interest is way up. Capt. Moodys offers both backwater and offshore fishing and reports that more wives and girlfriends are skipping time at the resort pool, the beach or shopping to accompany their significant others on the water. A lot of women think fishing is hardcore but realize theres a lot more than just wetting the line, he says. Theres a lot of scenery manatees, birds and dolphin and they come along to sightsee or take pictures. When someone else starts catching fish, they want to try. Nic Arnsby figures he spends 300 days on the water. His Venice-based Legacy Fishing Charters runs four boats for deep sea and inshore fishing and in and around Boca Grande during tarpon season. Many of his customers are after grouper. Its probably the top catch, he says. While more Americans are fishing, theyre spending less to pursue their hobby. The national survey noted an 11-percent decline in expenditures in 2011, especially big-ticket items like boats. Its a trend noticed locally by Ken Strasen, who owns Master Bait & Tackle in Bonita Springs. Business, he says, has been status quo. We write a ton of fishing licenses during season from Thanksgiving to Easter but it always falls off during the summer. Our retail sales might be a bit behind last year. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services survey also reported that nearly 71.8 million people participated in wildlife watching and photography, either around their home or by taking trips a mile or more from their home. In Southwest Florida, these outdoor enthusiasts sought immersion in nature by visiting preserves and parks. Visitor counts at Ding Darling are up by 10,000 in 2012, says Toni Westland, the refuges supervisory ranger. About 700,000 have visited the Naples sanctuary, and the number is likely to rise as more vacationers take note of travel guru Arthur Frommers ranking in January that placed Sanibel Island at the top of his 10 favorite destinations in the world. Frommer cited the islands natural environs and the rare birds at the refuge in rating Sanibel above Paris and Bali. Ms. Westland says fishing at Ding Darling was also up from 29,500 in 2011 to 33,000 visits in 2012. This summer was the best weve had, across the board, says Wendy Schnapp, who owns Tarpon Bay Explorers, the refuges concessionaire, which leads education tours and rents bikes, kayaks, motorized canoes and recently tapped into the national craze by offering standup paddleboards. Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in Collier County reports an increase in visitors eager to learn about Floridas natural environment. Its 100,000 annual sightseers wander a 2.25-mile boardwalk through several habitats that provide a glimpse 600 years into the past. The National Audubon Society owned and operated sanctuary features the largest forest of ancient bald cypress in North America, a summer-time blooming ghost orchid and is home to 200 species of birds, including the countrys largest historic colony of nesting and fledgling wood storks. Visitors may also encounter alligators, otters, Florida black bear, white-tailed deer and red-bellied turtles. Tour numbers for Babcock Ranchs 90-minute Wilderness Adventures swamp buggy rides through a 73,000-acre working cattle ranch and ancient cypress swamp are holding steady, according to Cheryl Dierken, tour manager. Visitor counts at the Charlotte County attraction spiked up several years ago during the pending sale of a portion of the ranch for commercial and residential development. It was crazy for a while with the sale because people thought wed be closing, says Ms. Dierken, noting the coming season will bring new additions to the tour. Weve had a pretty good summer. People are always thrilled they came out here to see the other side of Florida, where there are no beaches or condos. Southwest Floridas hundreds of miles of paddling trails afford the opportunity to enjoy nature and fish both of which are on the rise, according to Betsy Clayton, Florida Weeklys outdoors columnist and the waterways coordinator for Lee County Parks and Recreation. Theres been more interest in kayak fishing, says Ms. Clayton, who coordinates the countys annual Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival. I get requests from journalists from other parts of the world interested in kayak fishing. Fishing the waters of the beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel offers an unrivaled experience, thanks to massive, shallow grass flats, brackish and saltwater opportunities, bountiful access and most importantly a trophy case of game fish species anglers worldwide seek. The annual four-day paddling festival added a catch-and-release kayak fishing tournament, and Ms. Clayton expects this years event in November to attract 75 anglers, vying for prize money and a $3,000 fishing kayak. She says the festival itself attracted 2,700 attendees last year, drawing visitors from Floridas east coast and 20 states. People are thinking about different ways to get outdoors so they try paddling, she says. Wildlife and the natural surroundings are what they like most about kayaking. The exercise aspect is also important. The more physical demands of standup paddleboarding is also creating a new breed of outdoor adventurers gym rats and yoga practitioners. Its growing phenomenally, says Ms. Clayton. Stand-up paddleboard tends to attract people who are not already boaters or paddlers. Although fishing and wildlife-associated recreation in Southwest Florida are showing gains, hunting is on the decline. Nationally, six percent of Americans 16 and older hunted in 2011 an increase of 9 percent from the 2006 report. Locally, the total number of hunting licenses issued in the three-county region dropped from 2,001 in 2010 to 1,925 last year despite the addition of more deer, turkey and hog hunting leases at Babcock Ranch. Nevertheless, in Collier County, interest is up at Pepper Ranch where applications for a handful of randomly drawn hunting permits doubled from 30 to 60 between 2010 and 2011, according to Melissa Hennig, principal environmental specialist for Conservation Collier, which purchased the 2,500-acre tract north of Lake Trafford in February 2009. She expects application numbers to increase this year; the agency has waived the $10 registration fee for its deer, turkey and hog lottery. The ranch is accepting applications through Sept. 7. Youth and adult hunters must be Collier County residents and permits will be selected randomly, says Ms. Hennig, noting the number of deer allowed during season has been reduced from eight to four for the six youth and four adult hunters selected. Five children and four adults will be chosen for spring turkey season, open to four gobblers. There is no limit on hogs. The increase in wildlife-recreation pursuits reverses a 20-year trend, according to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. I always encourage parents or grandparents to take their kids fishing, says Mr. Strasen. It keeps them out of trouble and gets them away from the video game and outside. For Mr. Nicholls, fishing is his solace. Im in my own Barry world out there. I went through some tough times and got my sanity back by fishing, he says. Youre entirely in the now and totally focused on where you are when youre out there. Catching fish is a bonus. HOOKEDFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOBarry Nicholls with his son Andrew and daughter Briar Rose Nicholls hold a few redfish, which were all released.
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Send it in see Write to Us A Job Search Support Group meets from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. Contact Karen Klukiewicz at email@example.com or visit www.napleschamber.org. The N.A.P.L.E.S Group hosts a networking a social gathering for members and guests from 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, at The von Liebig Art Center. Artichoke & Co. will serve beer, wine and hors doeuvres. Cost is $15 per person. RSVP not required. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce invites members to Business Before Business Exhale to catch their breath before season begins from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, at LaPlaya Golf Club. Sign up at www. napleschamber.org/events. SCORE Naples and the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce host a workshop about getting the most out of your advertising dollars by targeting prospects through generational marketing from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 8, at chamber headquarters, 2390 Tamiami Trail N. Robyn Bonaquest of B-Squared Advertising is the presenter. Registration is $25. Sign up at www. napleschamber.org/events. The Next Wake Up Naples for member and guests of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce takes place from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the Hilton Naples. Guest speaker will be Richard Akin, president and CEO of Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida. Sign up at www. napleschamber.org/events. SCORE Naples and the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce host a workshop for managers about reducing stress and improving efficiency from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at chamber headquarters, 2390 Tamiami Trail N. Wellness coach Peggy Sealfon is the presenter. Cost is $25. Register at www. napleschamber.org/events. The Inn on Fifth and the Naples St. Patrick Foundation host Business After 5 for members and guests of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Inn on Fifth. Sign up at www. napleschamber.org/events. Members and guests of the Womens Network of Collier County meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. on the second Tuesday of every month at Shulas at the Hilton Naples. Cost is $22 for members, $25 for others. The next meeting is Sept. 11. Sign up at www.wnocc.org. The Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce invites members and guests to Business After Five from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at Marco Island Florist. For more information, e-mail Katie@marcoislandchamber.org. BUSINESS MEETINGS
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 30-SEPTEMBER 5, 2012 BUSINESS B7 A topping-off party at The Inn on Fifth COURTESY PHOTOS Tim Cass, Bob Rowe, John Ford and Steve Ebaugh Phil McCabe, Jay Waltbilling, Pete Shoup and Tim McLean Aydian Dowling and Karen Vazquez We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com.NETWORKING YP Naples members at Boston Beer Gardens CHARLIE MCDONALD / FLORIDA WEEKLYKiran Shetty, Catherine Elkins, Adriana Gammiero and Mike Paralovos Kimberly Christian, Edgar Ramirez and John Brown Chris Sanford and Ryan Williams Ryan Williams, Nick Zeto and Kelley Bridwell Maximillian Bechirian, Angela Lapik and Scott LaytonJason Hartgrave, Lu Doan, Melissa Saitta and Brian ZIberiabank continues its i Gives Back community outreach program by partnering with SCORE of Naples to host a series of seminars aimed at helping small businesses. The first session takes place form 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at the banks Naples headquarters at 2150 Goodlette Road. Titled Financial Management Tips and Tools for Small Business Owners, the seminar will address ways to improve profitability, more accurately project finances, forecast inventory purchases, streamline financial statements, prepare for seasonal fluctuations and manage overhead. It will also touch on financing options available for working capital and fixed asset needs. A SCORE volunteer will moderate the session; Linda Williams and Indira Maharaj of Iberiabank will faciliate the discussion.Ms. Williams has been helping business owners and individuals with their financial needs for more than 35 years. A 16-year veteran of the banking industry, Ms. Maharaj is a member of the ABWA Neapolitan Chapter and has served on the board of the Womens Network of Collier County.SCORE of Naples is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow and succeed nationwide. Members provide free consulting services on a broad variety of topics including writing a business plan, advertising and marketing strategies, negotiating leases, trademark registrations and navigating local government licensing and regulatory issues. The Naples SCORE chapter has more than 60 volunteers with a wide variety of business backgrounds. Seminar registration is $25 per person (free for veterans). Sign up by calling the SCORE office at 430-0081 weekdays between 9 a.m. and noon. Small business owners can SCORE at i Gives Back seminars Subscribe online at www.FloridaWeekly.com or Call 239.325.1960 Get Florida Weekly delivered to your mailbox for only$3195PER YEAR*Rates are based on standard rate postage. A one-year in-county subscription will cost $31.95 to cover shipping and handling. Call for out-of-county and out-of-state postage and pricing options.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB8 BUSINESS WEEK OF AUGUST 30-SEPTEMBER 5, 2012 NETWORKING Third annual Thinking Outside the Box seminar for nonprofitsCOURTESY PHOTOS 1 Jay Kuhar and Karole Davis 2 Nikki Strong and Russell Tuff 3 Paul Kessen, Hope Daley, Bob Beauregard and Jeanne Sweeney 4. Presenters and hosts Kelly Capolino and Sue Huff 5. Taylor Marini and Leslie Colantonio 6. Dianne Reed and Sheryl Soukup 7. Mary Ellen Barrett and Arnold Klinsky 8. Jennifer Weimer and Nancy Dagher 9. Scott Robertson and Panny Rambacher 10. Eileen Wesley and Nicole Taranto 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 7 8 8 9 9 10 10We 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. The Collier County Lodging & Tourism Alliance will host Jim Gibson, director of marketing for Seminole Casino Immokalee, at its next meeting Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the Hilton Naples. Networking begins at 8 a.m. and the program starts at 8:30 a.m. Mr. Gibson will discuss expansion plans for the casino in Immokalee, which is one of five casinos in Florida owned and operated by the Seminole Tribe. He also discuss how local tourism partners can do business with the casino. Mr. Gibson has approximately 20 years of casino marketing experience. A native of New Orleans, he joined Seminole Casino Immokalee in March 2011 and previously worked at Barona Valley Ranch Resort & Casino in Lakeside, Calif.; Atlantis Casino Resort in Reno, Nev.; and Red Hawk Casino in Placerville, Calif. Attendance is free of charge for CCLTA members and $10 for others. Seating is limited, and reservations are required by Sept. 19. E-mail Pam Calore at firstname.lastname@example.org. The mission of CCLTA is to provide a forum to affect regional issues of mutual concern to lodging industry members and the community. The alliance is dedicated to ensuring the marketing of Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades as a premier domestic and international destination and to encouraging coordinated efforts with other community and industry organizations to the mutual benefit of all tourism-related establishments in the area. For more information, visit www. cclta.org. Lodging and tourism alliance will welcome casino marketing directorThe Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for FastTrac Growth Venture, a 10-week business development program for entrepreneurial CEOs. Deadline for application is Sept. 28; the program begins Oct. 1. The program was developed by the Kaufmann Foundation and is sponsored locally by Wells Fargo. Topics include: Business performance and planning Strategic marketing Employment issues Financial backing and support Growth readiness For more information, contact Cotrenia Hood, vice president of business development, by calling 403-2914 or e-mailing email@example.com. CEOs can join FastTracGIBSON
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REAL ESTATE NETWORKING The second annual Premier Plus Realty Trade ShowWe 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.PEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY Rebecca Pascutt, Josh Rudnick and Jacquie Andrewswww.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB24 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF AUGUST 30-SEPTEMBER 5, 2012 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 7 8 8 9 9 11 11 10 10 1 Beth Reid, Maria Quinones, Jeff Mason, Trista Hines, Maureen Shuman and LeeAnn Kirwin 2 Joel Soorenko and Blase Ciabaton 3 Joan Umhoefer-Mahler and her dog Elizabeth 4. Lynn Royal and Mary Beth Binkley-Gill 5. Michael and Janelle McVay 6. Paul Marcucci and Janelle Jusino 7. Maureen Golgata and Sylvana Harper 8. Anton Cipri, Mark Gabel and Vicki Cipri 9. Brittany Myzeqari and David Frohmberg 10. Grace Bolen 11. David Gallus, Sherri Knafo and Eric Gallus
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Fabulous For Entertaining Family & Friends! Master Suite w/Trayed Ceiling. Luxury Hideaway For Nature Lovers.DOWNTOWN CLOSE TO BEACH(OLDE NAPLES/AQUALANE SHORES AREA) $2,295,000 $2,495,000 EXCELLENCE ISNEVERAN EXTRAVAGANCE ~ PORT ROYAL TO BAY COLONY ~Sally Masters of Coldwell Banker received the 2012 Florida State Honor Circle Award from the Womens Council of Realtors. She is vice president of membership for the WCF-Naples-onthe-Gulf Chapter. Lisa Perry and Donna Marcotte have joined the sales staff at The Colony Golf & Bay Club, WCI Communities master-planned community within Pelican Landing in Bonita Springs. Ms. Marcotte joined WCI in 1999 and has served in membership, corporate and regional sales roles for WCI clubs on the east and west coasts of Florida. She studied marketing at Florida Gulf Coast University. Ms. Perry, a graduate of ASI University in Iowa, previously was vice president of sales and marketing for Mercedes Homes. The following new associates have joined the Marco Island office of Premier Sothebys International Realty: Angelica Andrews, a native of Chile, has years of experience in retail sales; Cynthia Corogin, an Ohio native who is a partner in investment properties held in Colorado, Massachusetts and Virginia as well as in Naples; Lura Jones, a broker associate and Naples resident who moved here from Honolulu in 1998; Ben Marney, a Kansas native who previously worked in e-commerce, marketing, sales, customer service, warehousing and product sourcing; Mark Marney, who was CEO of The Golf Warehouse from 1998-2009 and previously was president of Village Tours in Wichita, Kan., which offered vacation tour packages in its fleet of motor coaches transportation; Colleen Popoff, a Florida resident since 1999 who moved here from Farmington Hills, Mich.; Brittany Strong, a native of Ontario, Canada, who graduated from Naples High School and previously worked for Marriott International Realty; and Paul Strong, who has been active in real estate in the Naples and Marco Island areas since 2005 and is originally from Ontario, Canada, where he was the founder and CEO former CEO of a furniture manufacturing business. NEWSMAKERSFrom page 9PERRY MARCOTTE ANDREWS MARNEY POPOFF Stock Construction has two models under construction in Mahogany Bend, a village of 53 single-family residences in Fiddlers Creek. The Muirfield II, decorated by Kelli Sultan of KVS Interiors, will be offered at $1.255 million. The Ponte Vedra II, with interior design by Jill Cotton of Socco Interiors, will be offered at $1.292 million. Both one-story models are targeted for completion this fall. The Muirfield II encompasses 3,200 air-conditioned square feet and has four bedrooms and 3 baths. Base price is $719,990. The Ponte Vedra II has nearly 3,500 air-conditioned square feet and four bedrooms, 4 baths, formal living and dining rooms and a family room. Base price of the Ponte Vedra II is $769,990. A third floor plan, the Riviera II, is also offered in Mahogany Bend. The one-story home with nearly 3,200 airconditioned square feet has a base price of $714,990. Each residence in Mahogany Bend has a three-car garage. Standard interior features include granite kitchen and bath countertops, deep soaker tubs in the master bath and designer bathroom fixtures. Specialty items include brick paver driveways and walkways, wood shelving throughout and pre-wire for security systems. Each residence also offers an optional pool package and optional outdoor kitchen area. For more information, call 732-9300, stop by the Fiddlers Creek Sales Center at 8152 Fiddlers Creek Parkway or visit www.fiddlerscreek.com. Lee County continues to lay the g r ound work for a variety of real estate development projects and business opportunities at Southwest Florida International Airport. Mark Busalacchi, director of properties for the Lee County Port Authority, will offer an overview of the properties available, explain business incentives and provide an update on the infrastructure projects underway at the next meeting of the Real Estate Investment Society of Southwest Florida. Guests are welcome to join members for lunch beginning at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, in the clubhouse at Pelican Preserve in Fort Myers. Mr. Busalacchi will discuss: Skyplex Boulevard, a commercial route being built between Daniels Parkway and Chamberlin Parkway, and the 1,100 acres of commercial sites at Skyplex being marketing by the LCPA. Construction of a direct access road from I-75 to the airport terminal. Business development incentives and real estate broker compensation programs. A Q&A period will follow the presentation. Registration is $25 for REIS members and $40 for guests. Reservations are required by Sept. 5 and can be made at www.reis-swfl.org. Learn about opportunities surrounding Southwest Florida International Airport Stock Construction breaks ground on two models in Fiddlers Creek
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 30-SEPTEMBER 5, 2012 >$100,0001 FIDDLERS CREEK WHISPER TRACE 8365 Whisper Trace Way #203 $144,900 Premier Sothebys International Realty Lura Jones 239.370.5340 2 FIDDLERS CREEK WHISPER TRACE 8310 Whisper Trace Way #104 $165,500 PSIR Kyle OConnel 239.370.5340 3 FIDDLERS CREEK WHISPER TRACE 8345 Whisper Trace Way #104 $199,000 PSIR ML Meade 239.293.4851>$200,0004 FIDDLERS CREEK DEER CROSSING 3970 Deer Crossing Court #102 $227,900 PSIR Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 5 FIDDLERS CREEK BENT CREEK VILLAGE 8467 Bent Creek Way $240,000 PSIR ML Meade 239.293.4851 6 FIDDLERS CREEK LAGUNA 9231 Tesoro Lane #102 $299,000 PSIR ML Meade 239.293.4851>$300,0007 FIDDLERS CREEK VARENNA 9219 Corfu Court #203 $339,000 PSIR Maureen Joyce 239.784.1288 8 FIDDLERS CREEK CHERRY OAKS 9142 Cherry Oaks #101 $397,000 PSIR ML Meade 239.293.4851 9 FIDDLERS CREEK MONTREUX 3735 Montreux Lane #101 $399,000 PSIR Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176>$400,00010 LEMURIA 7172 Lemuria Circle #1602 From $400,000 PSIR Tom Gasbarro 239.404.4883 Sunday 12-4pm 11 FIDDLERS CREEK CASCADA 9102 Cascada Way #202 $409,000 PSIR Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 12 FIDDLERS CREEK CHERRY OAKS 3295 Club Center Blvd. #202 $495,000 PSIR Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 13 FIDDLERS CREEK CASCADA 9010 Cascada Way #202 $499,000 PSIR Maureen Joyce 239.784.1288 14 FIDDLERS CREEK CHERRY OAKS 9077 Cherry Oaks Trail #202 $499,000 PSIR ML Meade 239.293.4851 15 FIDDLERS CREEK MONTREUX 3695 Montreux Lane #204 $499,000 PSIR ML Meade 239.293.4851>$500,00016 BONITA BAY MONTARA 3352 Montara Drive $569,000 PSIR Cathy Lieberman / Cindy Reiff 239.777.2441>$700,00017 PELICAN ISLES CONDOMINIUMS 435 Dockside Dr. $729,000-$2,500,000 Amerivest Realty Bridgette Foster 239.253.8001 18 TWINEAGLES 12300 Wisteria Drive $730,000 PSIR Dayle Cartwright 239.595.7853 19 FIDDLERS CREEK MULBERRY ROW 7698 Mulberry Lane $799,000 PSIR Lura Jones 239.370.5340 20 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE 280 Grande Way From $799,000 PSIR Call 239.594.1700 Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 12-5pm 21 FIDDLERS CREEK BELLAGIO 8556 Bellagio Drive $799,000 PSIR ML Meade 239.293.4851>$800,00022 FIDDLERS CREEK MAHOGANY BEND 3860 Mahogany Bend Drive $859,000 PSIR Lura Jones 239.370.5340 23 TWINEAGLES 12312 Wisteria Drive $865,000 PSIR Dayle Cartwright 239.595.7853 24 FIDDLERS CREEK MALLARDS LANDING 8418 Mallards Way $875,000 PSIR Maureen Joyce 239.784.1288 25 FIDDLERS CREEK MULBERRY ROW 7669 Mulberry Court $895,000 PSIR Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176>$900,00026 FIDDLERS CREEK MAHOGANY BEND 3856 Mahogany Bend Drive $945,000 PSIR Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 27 FIDDLERS CREEK SAUVIGNON 3279 Hyacinth Drive $945,000 PSIR Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176>$1,000,00028 BONITA BAY HIDDEN HARBOR 4081 Marshview Court $1,890,000 PSIR Cathy Lieberman / Cindy Reiff 239.777.2441 29 FIDDLERS CREEK ISLA DEL SOL 3852 Isla Del Sol Way $1,995,000 PSIR ML Meade 239.293.4851 >$2,000,00030 VILLAS ESCALANTE 260 5th Avenue South #H3 $2,395,000 Naples Estate Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.465.4645 31 VANDERBILT BEACH MORAYA BAY 11125 Gulfshore Drive #407 From $2,500,000 PSIR Call 239.514.5050 Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 12-5pm >$10,000,00032 PORT ROYAL 1007 Galleon Drive $10,900,000 PSIR Scott Pearson 239.300.3534 10 16 17 18 20 23 28 30 31 32 2 5 6 11 7 8 9 1 4 22 25 24 27 26 29 3 15 13 14 19 12 21
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INSIDE A GUIDE TO THE LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE WEEK OF AUGUST 30-SEPTEMBER 5, 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 THERE ARENT NUDE MODELS AT DR. SKETCHYS Anti-Art School of SWFL, but pretty much everything else that the law and social norms will accommodate is encouraged. The local figure-drawing sessions where models play outrageous fictional or real characters convene regularly at bars and outdoors. Models have included a belly dancer, a contortionist, Alex from A Clockwork Orange, and a demented Alice from Alice in Wonderland. Artists or would-be artists are encouraged to BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ oridaweekly.com The Film Society of the Naples International Film Festival wraps up its summer series with a screening and discussion of the 1964 black comedy, Dr. Strangelove, beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Silverspot Cinema. A satire of the nuclear scare, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, was directed, produced and co-written by Stanley Kubrick and has a star-studded cast that includes Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, James Earl Jones and Slim Pickens. The title character is an insane United States Air Force general who orders a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union as the president of the United States and his advisors try to recall the bombers to prevent a nuclear apocalypse. The PG-rated movie runs 93 minutes.The NIFF Film Society summer series is sponsored by PNC Wealth Management. Admission of $25 includes a choice of house wine, beer or a soda, plus savory bites and sweet treats. NIFF members also enjoy complimentary popcorn. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Visit www.silverspotcinema.com for tickets. The fourth annual Naples International Film Festival takes place Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 1-4. Celebrating documentaries, shorts and feature-length films, the festival also includes panel discussions with filmmakers and actors and numerous special events. The red carpet opening night gala takes place at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Screenings and discussions take place at Silverspot Cinema in Mercato.For opening night gala tickets and information about NIFF membership, volunteering or sponsorship opportunities, visit www.naplesfilmfest.com.1964 satire wraps up NIFF summer film seriesSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________COURTESY IMAGESSEE SKETCHY, C4 U U U U OU OU OU COU COU COU O C C C C RTE RTE RTE TE TE E TE R R R R R R SY SY Y Y Y Y S S S IMA MA MA MA M M GES GES S GES GES GES E E OU OU OU COU COU COU COU COU COU OU OU COU COU OU U U U COU COU OU CO CO C C C RTE RTE RTE RTE RTE RTE RTE TE RTE RT RT R R R R SY Y Y Y Y SY Y SY SY SY SY Y Y Y Y S S S IMA IMA MA MA IMA MA MA IMA MA IM M M M M M I GES GES GES GES GES S GES ES GES GES GES S S G G BY BY BY B B B BY B B BY Y E E E VA VA A VA VA A N N N N N N N N N N N WI WI WI WI WI W W W W LL LL LL LL LL LL L L L IA IA A A A A IA A MS MS MS MS MS S S Sketchy SlightlyDrawing group offers alternative to classroom figure drawingModel Alex Holmes holds a pose for sketchers at an outdoor figure drawing session at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in Fort Myers. An artists rendering of Ms. Holmes as a demented Alice from Alice in Wonderland. Digital TravelsAdventures around the world inspire retired dentists paintings in next Friends of the Library exhibit. C3 A new seriesRandy Wayne White introduces fishing guide/ detective Hannah Smith. C12 New England all the wayThe Clam Bake serves up the real deal. C27
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Located just north of Vanderbilt Beach Road on U.S. 41 UPCOMING EVENTSMERCATO NIGHTS MUSIC SERIESFirst Thursdays, 6-9pm October 4 Mixed CultureMOVIES ON THE LAWNThird Tuesdays, 8:15pm September 18 TootsieSATURDAY NIGHTS ALIVESecond Saturdays, 7-9pm September 8BREW-HA-HA CRAFT BEER FESTIVALOctober 27, 1-4pm High energy, psychedelic rock SPONSORED BY NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 30-SEPTEMBER 5, 2012 C3 VIGNETTESBY KELLIUNIQUE FURNISHINGS, ACCESSORIES AND INTERIOR DESIGN.NEWLY EXPANDED SHOWROOM SHOWROOM LOCATION 239.403.4181 WWW.KELLIINTERIORDESIGN.COMA DIVISION OF OUTDOOR DECORLIC #IB26001333 ASID #77859 NCIDQ CERTIFIED Retiree shares world travels through his digital paintings BY BILL PAPPALARDOSpecial to Florida WeeklyDigital Travels, an exhibit opening Sept. 1 in the West Wing Art Gallery at Naples Regional Library, showcases 30 digital paintings by Naples artist and retired dentist Jack Wardell of landscapes, street scenes and portraits inspired by his international travels. Dr. Wardell starts a digital painting by taking a color digital photo and then enhances it with Corel Painter 12 software and a Wacom digital tablet and pen. He uses the digital pen to select from thousands of brush strokes and to add layers, color selections and masks. The digital paintings are printed on canvas by a commercial printer. Some are finished with conventional acrylic paint to add highlights and shadows. Varanasi Evening Prayers is based on a 2010 photograph the artist he shot from a boat on Indias River Ganges while observing evening prayers in the holy city of Varanasi. The blurry scenery, with religious figures seen in silhouettes and shadows, lends the piece a sense of mystery. The somber Holy Man pops from the canvas with super specificity, showcasing big primary colors of a daytime street scene and fine details of the mans streaked hair, beard and beads. A lifelong photographer from Tenafly, N.J., Dr. Wardell has studied with noted digital painters Karen Bonaker, Skip Allen and Jeremy Sutton. His world travels led him to switch from film photography to digital photography eight years ago, and the world of bits and bytes led him to digital painting. In 1998, I was traveling in Chile to photograph the Chilean Fjords, he recalls. I shot three rolls of film. Another photographer on the trip took 500 shots digitally and that got my attention. Dr. Wardell is a graduate of Trinity College and the University of Pennsylvania. He has resided in Naples since 2005. Good art leaves a lot to your imagination, he says. Theres a misconception that digital painting is painting by numbers, but its actually incredibly detail-oriented and, for me, an unrestricted art form. Operated by the Friends of the Library of Collier County, the West Wing Art Gallery provides a public venue for local artists to display their works. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The gallery is closed Sundays and holidays. Bill Pappalardo is the executive director of Friends of the Collier County Library. For more information, call 2628135, visit www.collier-friends.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Holy Man Varanasi Evening Prayers
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 30-SEPTEMBER 5, 2012 come hone drawing skills or just unleash their inner-child sketcher and enjoy good company. Some students from a Sarasota art school have also received extra credit to attend the sessions, said Heathyre (by birth Heather) Perara, who founded the regional branch of Dr. Sketchys here in late 2010. This self-described art school meets cabaret began in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 2005 and is still headquartered there. The for-profit company, which requires local branches to fall in line with some basic guidelines such as being geographically spaced a few hours apart and pay models fair wages (tipping them is also encouraged), now has 130 branches worldwide. About the groups name, Ms. Perara explained: Were not using anti-art school as in against, were using anti as in the opposite. Basically everything art school is, were the opposite. We meet in bars, coffeehouses, out front of a museum. We believe you dont have to have a fancy studio to make art. We believe you can make it any time the inspiration strikes you. Ms. Perara has held private events, including at a barbecue at the home of a Golden Gate resident in Collier County. Sketchys sessions occur regularly on the first Friday of the month at Art Walk in downtown Fort Myers. That event is free, out in front of the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. Ms. Perara brings some supplies such as computer paper and pencils for people to use. Sessions are also held on the second Wednesday of each month upstairs at the Celtic Ray in downtown Punta Gorda, and the third Wednesday of the month at The Red Rock Saloon in downtown Fort Myers. There is a cover charge of $5 to $10 for most events, which start at 7 p.m., but Ms. Perara said shell work with you (or put you to work) if youre broke. Artists are encouraged to bring their own materials and tip the models. Photographers are often allowed as well. Ms. Perara uses both professional and amateur models, as well as other types of performers, for the sessions. Theyre paid based on experience and other factors, such as having unique skills (a contortionist, for instance), or driving in from out of town. Some are tapped from the Naplesbased pin-up girl/tattoo/hot rod/fashion collective started this year called Vintage Revolt. Founder Tina Ricigliano said Dr. Sketchys classes are very alternative and very underground but beautiful a little edginess, but edgy and beautiful, is what (Ms. Perara) is doing. In line with Dr. Sketchys burlesque-art roots, Vintage Revolt models are antitraditional fashion models. Think Marilyn Monroe with tattoos, dreadlocks and a girlfriend. Theyre bringing what we loved about the classical style and grace and beauty of the pin-up model and bringing it into the modern era, Ms. Ricigliano said. Most girls nowadays do have tattoos and crazy hair and theyre beautiful no matter what size, shape, anything. We dont want our girls to be perfect in societys standards.Alternative models, diverse artistsNew York-based artist Molly Crabapple held Dr. Sketchys Anti-Art Schools first event at bar in Brooklyn, N.Y., seven years ago before creating a kind of franchise system for opening branches elsewhere. Local incarnations of Sketchys have creative freedom when it comes to where they meet up and what models wear or look like, said Melissa Dowell, creative coordinator at the small Sketchys headquarters in New York. All the branches, which pay a monthly fee and meet other requirements, retain some continuity with the original New York Sketchys. We want people to be able to go to a Dr. Sketchys in China, in the U.S., in Australia, in South America and they know what theyre going to come into, Ms. Dowell said. Although Sketchys encourages diverse modeling figures, burlesque getups have been a mainstay for the group, and one of Ms. Crabapples original inspirations. The burlesque performer has crazy wild sparkling costumes and of course they strip down, said Sketchys creative coordinator Ms. Dowell. As an artist, you need to be able to see a lot of the figure. You could not have a woman in a sexy Rubiks Cube costume and get a lot out of it. Once in New York on the train she saw a woman in a sexy hot dog stand costume, Ms. Dowell added, reconsidering. When it comes down to it, the only requirement for Sketchys models is that they look outrageous and be able to hold interesting poses something so they can bring that imagery to the artist. The guidelines are designed to attract all types: young and old, experienced and amateur artists. They also make working a Sketchys event attractive for working models such as Fort Myers resident Alex Holmes, 19. She dressed as a demented Alice in Wonderland, one of her favorite characters, at a Sketchys session on the steps of the Sidney & Berne Center at a recent Art Walk. Theyre very professional, she said. The pay is great and having fun is great, too. Her favorite part, and one thing that makes it unique from other modeling work, is she gets to play a character. I do enjoy the acting aspect of modeling so I enjoy it quite a bit more than just modeling for a bikini shoot or something like that, Ms. Holmes said. I really enjoy the art aspect of Dr. Sketchy. Ms. Holmes is a big fan of director Tim Burtons work too, so you can expect to see her appear in Burton-inspired garb when she models at Red Rock Saloon at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17. Full-on burlesque Some of Ms. Peraras Sketchys events are more risqu than others. When models appear earlier in the evening at a restaurant, or outside at an Art Walk, they tend to be a little more tame because I tend to think this area isnt quite ready for full on burlesque, she said. But later in the evening the models might strip down to panties and pasties, revealing plenty of anatomy that serious art students will appreciate. By 10 oclock rolling around its like OK time for the money shots, she said. The artists also play games like sketching with the wrong hand, or making up crazy backgrounds to go with the models, or the etch a sketch in which theyre not allowed to lift up their pencils or drawing tools. There are often prizes, too, from businesses that sponsor Dr. Sketchys such as vintage lingerie from What Katie Did (a West Hollywood, Calif., company) or goodies from Down to Earth, a hippie store in Port Charlotte usually based on whatever picture the model happens to like best. But Ms. Perara tries not to leave anyone out. Usually everybody gets to go home with something, she said. I come up with excuses for prizes, like you used the most colors, or you made the biggest mess on our table. Cape Coral resident Mary Luz enjoys the social aspect of Dr. Sketchys events. Its just a totally different night out, she said. Its fun. It gives you something else to do besides go to a bar and listen to music and drink. The live models are usually adorable and theyre funny. Ms. Luzs daughter recently modeled at a Sketchy event at Torch Bistro in Punta Gorda while she was pregnant. She modeled as a pregnant Elvira, Ms. Luz said. She was just starting to show so she really had the boobs going on and she was a little more curvaceous than she would normally be. And thats what Heathyre looks for in her models. She doesnt want the Barbie type. She likes the more avant-garde thing. Maker of aluminum sculptures and rock vocalist Adam Winters, 34, recently attended his first Sketchys session at Red Rock Saloon. One of the models, a friend of his, was dressed in a scanty firemans costume and used Red Rocks, fitness pole, for affect. Theyre very pin-up-esque, Mr. Winters said of the models that night, very over the top, gorgeous girls. The experience was refreshing, he said. And I like the philosophy, no rules.Model swansReached on the phone last week, Ms. Peraras old art teacher, Sue Miller, said her old student (who still visits her sometimes) rarely if ever missed class, and was a very talented, very disciplined artist. Im proud of Heather, she said. Shes doing some great stuff. Besides running Sketchys of SWFL, Ms. Perara participates in flash mobs and as an extra on movie sets, which has her driving all over South Florida. Recently, she worked for Flash Mob America for a spontaneous performance in Orlando. Her current work has included being filmed in a scene with actor Mark Wahlberg on the set of a 2013 movie by director Michael Bay, Pain and Gain, set in Miami. Ms. Perara is also a licensed Realtor, and helps clean up distressed residential properties. When Ms. Perara was a little girl, and through her early 20s, she took private lessons from Ms. Miller, a watercolor specialist who has long painted images that weave together fantasy and wildlife imagery. A pair of swans, named Cob and Penny, lived on Lake Hopatcong in New Jersey near where Ms. Perara grew up. Her old teacher still has a house on the lake, and considers herself a friend of the swans. Ms. Miller, 61, has been photographing and painting one of them recently, after a disturbing event. Someone shot and killed Penny, the female swan no one knows who, Ms. Miller said with a bow and arrow. It has added a tragic element to Cobs life and to her portraits of him. I dont know if you know this, but swans mate for life, so the scene around here, it was very, very sad, she said. Thats what my new series (of watercolor paintings) has been, doing a lot of paintings of him. No swans have appeared at a Sketchys of SWFL session yet, but the lineup of models in the coming months promises to be just as inspiring. SKETCHYFrom page 1 Upcoming Dr. Sketchys sessions >> Friday, Sept. 7, near the front steps of the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. Free. Some drawing paper and materials will be provided. >> Wednesday, Sept. 12, at The Celtic Ray in Punta Gorda, 145 East Marion Ave. Cover charge. >> Wednesday, Sept. 19, The Red Rock Saloon in downtown Fort Myers. Cover charge. >> For a complete list of Sketchys of SWFL events planned through Christmas: www.facebook.com/DrSketchySWFL/ events >> More information: www.drsketchy.com/ branch/SWFlorida.com COURTESY PHOTOSAbove and Right: Dr. Sketchys models bring burlesque costumes to In Your Face Cupcakes in Punta Gorda.COURTESY PHOTOAbove: A model known as Tigerqueen wears a unique bra for her character, Tank Girl. Below: A participant shows his sketch of Tigerqueen at The Celtic Ray in Punta Gorda.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 30-SEPTEMBER 5, 2012 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Theater Art of Murder By Theatre Conspiracy through Sept. 1 at the Alliance of the Arts, Fort Myers. 936-3239 or www. theatreconspiracy.org. Thursday, Aug. 30 History Lesson Naples Backyard History presents Naples Then and Now, a lecture and aerial photography exhibit by Art Ullmann, from 6-9 p.m. Free. 1170 Third St. S. 774-2978 or www. naplesbackyardhistory.net. Jazz with Jebry Jebry performs from 6-9 p.m. at New York Pizza and Pasta. 11140 Tamiami Trail N. 594-3500.More Music Joey Fiato entertains tonight and Saturday at Handsome Harrys. The Third Street South restaurant has live music every Wednesday-Sunday by regulars including reggae singer David Christian, jazz vocalist Nevada Wilkins with Stu Shelton at the keyboard, blues singer Tim Poindexter and crooner Omar Baker. See the schedule at www.handsomeharrys.com or call 434-6400.Bonita Art Walk The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs holds Art Walk from 5-7 p.m. at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. Free. 495-8989 or www. artcenterbonita.org. Locals Live! The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents the best of local talent in Locals Live! beginning at 7 p.m. following Art Walk at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Tribute Show A Neil Diamond tribute show begins at 7:15 p.m. at The Stage, 9144 Bonita Beach Road. Call about more tribute shows coming up, including Fleetwood Mac and Santana. 405-8566. Friday, Aug. 31 Sidewalk Entertainment Venetian Village holds a sidewalk sale with live entertainment along the way today through Sunday. 261-6100. www. venetianvillage.com. Free Florida Film Catch a screening of Follow That Dream, the 1962 film starring Elvis Presley, beginning at 1 p.m. at the Collier County Museum, 3331 Tamiami Trail E. Free. 252-8476 or www.colliermuseums.com. Live Music The Sawgrass Drifters perform from 7-10 p.m. at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928 or www.fredsnaples.com. Marco Music Smokin Joe & Konnie perform at the Old Marco Pub & Restaurant from 7-10 p.m. 1105 Bald Eagle Drive, Marco Island. 642-9700 or www.OldMarcoPub.com. Saturday, Sept. 1 Stretch & Breathe Lululemon Athletica hosts a complimentary yoga class starting at 9 a.m. 5415 Tamiami Trail N. CC: IS THIS IN THE STORE AT WATERSIDE SHOPS? 213-0506. Live Tunes Ray Nesbit performs at the Olde Marco Pub from 7-10 p.m. 1105 Bald Eagle Drive, Marco Island. 642-9700. www.OldMarcoPub.com. Jam Night Lucia & Bob host an End-of-Summer Jam Night from 8-11 p.m. at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928 or www.fredsnaples.com. Monday, Sept. 3 All That Jazz Jazz things up with Jebry and friends from 6-9 p.m. at Mongellos. 4221 Tamiami Trail E. 793-2644. Film Series TGIM: Thank God for Indie Mondays with host Eric Raddatz begins with happy half hour at 6:30 p.m. at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Fort Myers. The screening begins at 7 p.m. This weeks film: Ordinary Joe, about a beer-drinking, bluecollar worker veteran from Long Island who returns to Vietnam every year. $5. www.fortmyersfilmfestival.com. Tuesday, Sept. 4 Book Signing Randy Wayne White signs copies of his new book, Gone, beginning at 3 p.m. at Sunshine Booksellers South, 677 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. 393-0353. See book review on page C12. History Lesson The Marco Island Historical Society presents a free lecture about Little Marcos homesteaders by archaeologist Matthew Betz at 7 p.m. at the Marco Island Historical Museum. 180 S. Heathwood Drive, Marco Island. 389-6447 or www.theMIHS.org. Dr. Strangelove The Naples International Film Festival presents Stanley Kubricks Dr. Strangelove at Silverspot Cinema. $25 includes a glass of house wine or a beer or soda along with savory bites and sweet treats. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Save your seat at www. silverspotcinema.com. Wednesday, Sept. 5 Supper Club Soiree Step back in time when Cloydes Steakhouse presents an evening of martinis, Manhattans and music beginning at 5 p.m. The night includes a four-course dinner and entertainment by The Singers Singer Robert DiLeo. $35 per person. 261-0622 for reservations. Coming Up A Class in Clay Clay: Handbuilding & Raku Techniques, a five-week class taught by Richard Rosen, runs from 1-4 p.m. Thursdays starting Sept. 6 and from 6-9 p.m. Mondays starting Sept. 10 at Rosen Gallery & Studios. 2172 J&C Blvd. $195. 821-1061 or email@example.com. Painting Class The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents Alla Prima, Alla Fun, Coffee Cups from 5:308:30 p.m. Sept. 6. Learn to paint in one setting with instructor Patty Kane and enjoy a pizza supper. $42. 26100 Old 41 Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Fort Myers Art Walk Art Walk runs from 6-10 p.m. Sept. 7 in downtown Fort Myers. Mercato Art & More Mixed media artist Debbie Henderson and sculptor Joel Shapses showcase their art on Sept. 8 at Mercatos Saturday Nights Alive. Meet the artists at 6 p.m. in Suite 5130. Enjoy more art, music and performances outside until 9 p.m. www. facebook.com/mercatonaples. Chamber Music The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra Chamber Ensemble presents Passion and Drama, the first program in the seasons Chamber Series, at 3 p.m. Sept. 9 and 8 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 5971900 or www.thephil.org. Feel the Beat Percussionists from the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, Florida Orchestra and Jacksonville Symphony present the Percussion Summit on Sept. 8 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. A clinic starts at 3 p.m. and the concert begins at 8 p.m. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Library Films Friends of the Library of Collier County presents The Best Man, the 1964 film about a presidential election starring Henry Fonda, Cliff Robertson, Edie Adams and Ann Sothern. Screenings are at 2 p.m. Sept. 12 at Headquarters Library (593-0177); 2 p.m. Sept. 13 at Naples Regional Library (263-7768); and 5 p.m. Sept. 18 at South Regional Library (252-7542). Attendance is free, but registration is required. Seniors Got Talent Cooperative Associates Marketing Elderly Options presents a seniors talent show from 2-4 p.m. Sept. 12 at Hodges University. Tickets are $10, with proceeds benefitting organizations that serve local seniors. Reservations: 963-5542. Fun With Duct Tape Kids can have fun creating masterpieces with duct tape at the East Naples Library. A session for ages 9-12 is set for 5:30-6:45 p.m. Sept. 13; ages 13-17 are invited at the same time Sept 27. Free, reservations are required. 775-5592. Ongoing Exhibits At The von Liebig The fifth annual Non-Juried, All Artist Member Show of Shows sponsored by the Naples Art Association is on display through Oct. 5 at The von Liebig Art Center. 565 Park St. 262-6517 or www. naplesart.org. At FCGU Infinite Mirror: Images of American Identity is on display through Sept. 27 at the FGCU Arts ComThe Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs hosts an opening reception for its newest juried exhibit, Color, from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 7. The reception features a special Colors contemporary dance performance by Angela Hicks. Shown here is A Break in the Weather by Ursula Cappelletti. 26100 Old 41 Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org
WHAT TO DO NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 30-SEPTEMBER 5, 2012 C7 Call (239) 597-6722 For More Informationwww.naplesperformingartscenter.com Dance, Drama, Music...NPAC Where Excellence is Achieved! .Our first production of the year is going to be Beauty and the Beast! This production involves 18 weeks of preparation, and culminates in a full Broadway production that will be performed at the end of this course. This is an auditioned team that will compete in front of Broadway directors and producers at the Musical Theater Conference in Atlanta. The program kicks off September 10th and runs Monday nights from 6pm-7:30pm. Call us for more information.Register today by going to: and Naples Performing Arts CenterNow AuditioningStep out for Dancing by the Fountain from 6-9 p.m. Aug. 30 at The Village on Venetian Bay. Enjoy dance demonstrations by Modern Steps School of Dance and entertainment by Michael J Levaul. 261-6100. plex. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday and 4-8 p.m. Thursday. 590-7199 or firstname.lastname@example.org. At Rosen Gallery & Studios Group Exhibition: Professional Studio Artists of Naples, featuring recent works by resident artists in acrylic, watercolor, oil, assemblage/collage, clay and mixed media, is on display through Oct. 2. 2172 J&C Blvd. 821-1061. 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.
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NO OTHER OFFERS APPLY COUPON MAY BE USED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE EXP. 12/14/11 $5 OFF PIRATECRUISE FW-12 EXP. 09-30-12Leading Ladies and more needed for Naples PlayersThe Naples Players will hold auditions for the main stage production of Leading Ladies beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Sugden Community Theatre. Roles are for two women ages 18-35, one woman age 60-80 and five men ages 18-65. A comedy by Ken Ludwig, (Lend Me a Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo), Leading Ladies follows two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, who find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing Scenes from Shakespeare on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. When they hear that an elderly lady in York, Pa., is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long-lost English nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. On the way to York, however, they discover that the nephews are actually nieces. In addition to Leo and Jack, the show features: Meg a vivacious young woman who is engaged to Duncan. Duncan the local minister. Older than Meg and somewhat set in his ways, hes a good man at heart. Audrey a bit of a bombshell, Shes extremely sweet and good-natured. Florence Megs wealthy aunt who is on her death bed. Crusty and haughty, she has terrible eyesight. Doc Florences doctor, a crusty but likable curmudgeon. Butch Docs son who played football in high school and is a little slow on the uptake. All performers need to be comfortable with broad characters and physical comedy. John McKerrow will direct Leading Ladies. Rehearsals begin Oct. 8, and performances are Nov. 20-Dec. 15, with shows at 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Scripts are available for 72 hours from the box office with a $20 deposit. Box office hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Auditions are open to all interested persons. All that is required is the desire to be involved in a production and the willingness to commit your time and effort to the project. Rehearsals are typically five nights a week for six to eight weeks before production opens. In addition to performers, other volunteers are needed backstage and the front of the house. For more information, call 434-7340, ext. 10.Casting call for equity actors TheatreZone will hold auditions for equity and non-equity performers (principal/chorus) for the new season on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15-16. Appointments are being scheduled between 10 a.m.and 5:30 p.m. at the G&L Theatre on the campus of The Community School of Naples. Artistic Director Mark Danni says more than 85 professional actors from across the country plan to audition for one or more of 50 available roles. And, the list of hopefuls continues to grow, he adds.A Funny Thing Seven Equity actor contracts are available for A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, including Pseudolus (aged 30-50), a baritone singer and the playful comic ringmaster of the show and slave to Hero; mezzo-soprano Domina (aged 40-65), an overbearing wife; doddering old man and baritone singer Erronlus (aged 50-65); Hero, a tenor singer whos a handsome, innocent master in love with Philia; Hysterium, Psedudoluss hapless fellow slave and tenor singer; Lycus, a baritone singer and the buyer and seller of courtesans; baritone Miles Gloriosus, Lycuss pompous warrior client; soprano Philia, a lovely, but vacant courtesan; and Gymnasia, a very tall and eye-catching courtesan. In addition, several female dancers will be cast as courtesans, and two male courtesan roles will double as Proteans. The first rehearsal for Forum is Nov. 19, and performances are Nov. 29-Dec. 9.Grand Hotel and more The roles of Baron, Kringelein and Grushinskaya in Grand Hotel have been cast, but eight equity actor contracts are available as follows: baritone Colonel-Doctor Otternschlag (aged 50-65), a cynical, ruined man who was grievously wounded by gas and shrapnel in WWI; a young (aged 25-35) tenor Erik, the intelligent and ambitious concierge who is about to start a family; mezzo singer Flaemmuchen (aged 21-35), a pretty girl with theatrical ambitions; Preysing (aged 40-50), a baritone and general director of a large textile company; Madame Peepee (aged 30-50), the hotel attendant working underground for a gangster; Raffaela (aged 40-55), a low mezzo singer who is a confidante, secretary and sometime dresser to Grushinskaya; hotel manager Rohana (aged 45-55) and Zinnowitz (aged 45-55), an attorney in Berlin, are both baritones; tenors The Two Jimmys (aged 22-35) are black American entertainers who dance extensively, as do the Two Telephone Operators (aged 22-35) who sing mezzo. Grand Hotel rehearsals begin Dec. 31, and performances are Jan. 10-20. The leading roles of Dan and Diana in Next to Normal have been cast, but four equity contracts remain available. Rehearsals for Next to Normal begin Feb. 25. TheatreZone wraps up the season with 0 In The Shade, for which the roles of Starbuck and Lizzie have been cast. Seven equity actor contracts remain available. Rehearsals start on April 22, and performances are May 2-12. For more information about scheduling an audition, call 449-2323 or e-mail Mr. Danni at firstname.lastname@example.org. Equity members without appointments will be seen throughout the audition day as time permits. AUDITIONS
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To engage his senses, Eric (Robert Pattinson) interacts with a number of people in the back of his stretch limo, including: a network security expert (Jay Baruchel) who assures him all is fine; his favorite prostitute (Juliette Binoche); his estranged wife (Sarah Gadon); a female jogger (Emily Hampshire) hed never really seen before; a financial expert (Samantha Morton) whos brutally honest, and more. Erics day gets worse as it progresses, then finishes with a face-to-face confrontation with the man (Paul Giamatti) whos trying to kill him. Pattinson is an interesting choice for Eric, as hes been criticized for poor acting in the Twilight movies and hes now playing a character who lacks emotion. In truth, the bland, expressionless look on his face and his flat dialog delivery are distinctly in tune with his characters motives, which are both obvious and dubious. It might not seem like hes stretching much here acting-wise, but his performance is very good. Besides, you cant blame him for the stilted line readings taken from author Dom DeLillos book. Of the many flaws in writer/director David Cronenbergs (Eastern Promises) narrative is the impression that hes so enamored with DeLillos source material (which I have not read) that he cant craft it into a good movie. More often than not, staying blindly loyal to source material is a mistake done to appease book fans at the expense of the films end result. This sense is reinforced by what goes on outside the limo: The day starts out perfect and serene, but gradually devolves into riots and murder. It is, in many ways, a study of urban decay and the hollowness of avarice, a metaphysical poem on the big screen that attempts to update Taxi Driver for the 21st century. You can get away with this density in a book because the reader has time to absorb the themes; in a movie, however, its too quick and the themes are lost, or at least notably more difficult to observe. Cronenberg might think hes up for this challenge, but his narrative is too abstract; more absolutes, such as a you talkin to me? moment of quiet fury (or any sign of emotion), would allow Eric to seem more real as either hero or villain and would allow the audience to root accordingly. Unfortunately, we grow just as indifferent to Eric as he is to the world, leaving us with cerebral engagement but lacking feeling, which isnt enough. As audience members, we need to care about someone or something; in this film, nothing engages us. Cosmopolis is the type of movie that critics generally laud while casual movie fans wonder what the hell is going on. Allow me to save you from wondering by suggesting you skip this altogether. LATEST FILMSCosmopolis o o d d m t danHUDAKwww.hudakonhollywood.com >> Rob Pattinson was not the rst choice for Packer; Colin Farrell was originally cast, but dropped out to work on Total Recall.2 Days In New York (Chris Rock, Julie Delpy, Alexia Landau) Marion (Delpy) and Mingus (Rock) happiness is tested when her crazy French family visits them in New York. Because their relationship feels real, we happily relate to the strain they face, even if some of the funny parts fall flat. A sequel to Delpys Days In Paris (2007). Rated R.ParaNorman (Voices of Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Leslie Mann) Outcast Norman (Smit-McPhee) is the only person in his town who can speak with the dead, which comes in handy when a centuries-old curse wakes the dead. The story is predictable, and the animation is woefully unacceptable. Weve been spoiled by quality too many times to settle for poor visuals and voices that dont match mouths. Rated PG.The Expendables 2 (Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jean-Claude Van Damme) Barney (Stallone) takes his team of meatheads for what should be an easy job (yeah, right), but things go awry when they encounter a villain (Van Damme) who kills one of Barneys men. This is worse than the original (which I liked) in every way, but the worst offense is the muted, dark color that erases any vibrancy the movie could have. Rated R. CAPSULES
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC12 WEEK OF AUGUST 30-SEPTEMBER 5, 2012 4236 Gulfshore Blvd N., Naples 239-430-6273 www.miramarenaples.com Online Reservations Available TUESDAY Pasta Night Choose from 12 different pastas. All for only $10 THURSDAY Pizza Night $10 HAPPY HOUR All well drinks are only $2.12 1/2 price well martinis, house wine &beer $5 small plates BAR ONLY Summer Special FIRST SEATING 3-Course Dinner MiraMare Ristorante ITALIAN MEATBALL MELT CHEF SALAD WHAT ARE YOU HAVING FOR LUNCH TODAY? TURKEY ARTICHOKE PRESSATANORTH NAPLES Fountain Park 7941 Airport Rd. (239) 596-8840 NAPLES Coastland Center 1860 Tamiami Trail N. (239) 352-8642 FT. MYERS Gulf Coast Town Center 9924 Gulf Coast Main St. (239) 466-8642www.CalistogaCafe.com FREEText CBAKE to 97063 to receive more special offers & promos! 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 MENULASAGNA BAKED ZITI RAVIOLIS SAUSAGE, PEPPERS & ONIONS CHICKEN PARMISAN CHICKEN MARSALA VEGETARIAN DELIGHT 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 9/07/12BUY ONE LUNCH ENTREE GET THE SECOND 1/2 OFFof equal or lesser value.Not valid with any other discount. Expires 9/07/12 FLORIDA WRITERSRandy Wayne White launches new series with a stunner Gone by Randy Wayne White. Putman. 336 pages. $25.95. In his latest novel, Randy Wayne White has taken a big chance, and it has a huge payoff. After 19 reliably exciting Doc Ford thrillers, he has begun a new series featuring Hannah Smith, a fishing guide in Mr. Whites familiar territory coastal Southwest Florida and its adjacent islands. She took over the business, and with it a rather moribund private detective agency, from her late Uncle Jake. In her early 30s, Hannah is a tall, unconventionally attractive woman who does not usually think highly of herself. However, she has begun to find some late-bloomer confidence. And shell need all she can muster. A wealthy and somewhat eccentric fishing client, Lawrence Seasons, observing Hannahs resourcefulness on a troubled fishing trip, determines that she is the one to find out what has happened to his missing niece, Olivia. The vanished young woman has a mind-boggling inheritance awaiting signature on a legal document. Olivia is not an adventurous person, so her Uncle Lawrence is worried about her having dropped out of sight. Once his good friend and lawyer, Martha Caulder-Shaun, seconds his choice of a detective, Hannah swings into action. From conversations with her wide range of local acquaintances, Hannah determines that Olivia might have fallen under the influence, perhaps the control, of Texas bad-boy Ricky Meeks. Hes a monster; one of the very best among the many that Mr. White has created over the years. Meeks obsessive need to dominate and inflict pain is matched by his uncanny ability to foster dependency in the women whom he makes his prey. Hannah finds out about one such victim, Elka Whitney, and slowly pulls out of her an understanding of the mesmerizing and sick artistry through which Meeks makes manages to make his sadly abused victims jealous of his next targets. How can a reserved young woman like Olivia Seasons survive the physical and psychological damage that Meeks lives to mete out? How can she be found, separated from Meeks, and set on the path to restored self-respect? What will Hannah have to risk in order to secure Olivias rescue? b t t i i d p philJASONpkjason@comcast.net WHITE
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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. Untitled BY SABINA ADAMS, NAPLES53 million. Someone held the winning ticket. Ed heard the news on TV, sitting in his Lazy Boy, drinking coffee. The winner bought the ticket at his local Winn-Dixie. Could be him. He bought a ticket last week. Thelma was busy in the kitchen. The conversation went like this: Ma, wheres that there lotto ticket I bought down the Winn Dixie the other day? Thelma: What? That there lotto ticket? Huh? He yells even louder: That there ticket? What are you talking about; I cant hear you, turn the TV down! Ed looks for the remote but its fallen on the floor, and he cant reach it without getting up out of the chair. He goes for the handle to lower himself from the reclining position and knocks his coffee over. The mug shatters, and the cat goes running. Thelma is unaware of any of this. Ed makes his way into the kitchen to get some paper towels to wipe up the mess. Ed: Ma, where are the paper towels? Thelma: Must have used them all. Get some more out of the garage. Ed: Where in the garage? Thelma: On the shelf. Ed: What shelf? Thelma: The shelf where we keep the paper towels. Oh, Ill get them myself. Thelma comes back in without the towels, and says, Ed, I think were out. I had it on my list, did you take my list when you went down to the WinnDixie last? Ed: Not sure if I had the list or not, where was it? Thelma: Hanging on the refrigerator magnet. She looks at the fridge and its gone, so Ed starts searching his pockets for the list. No list. He starts looking through the house on this latest mission, having totally forgotten about the spilled coffee. After about a half an hour he gives up the search and decides to go down to the Winn-Dixie for more paper towels. Thelma tells him she has a coupon for the quicker picker upper, somewhere, and starts going through her coupon pac. This takes another half hour. Thelma: I know its around here somewhere, Ed, have you seen my coupons? So he starts looking for the coupon. Pretty soon Thelma says, Oh, look at the time, Ed are you ready for lunch? So, thats how Ed and Thelmas morning went. After lunch they scoured the house for the coupon, and the list, and cleaned up the coffee with a napkin. It wasnt until they sat down to dinner that Ed finally remembered what he was asking Thelma when he spilled the coffee. The evening news was on, and again they said someone had the winning ticket that was bought at the local Winn-Dixie. Ed: Ma, what happened to that there ticket I bought down the WinnDixie? Thelma: I put it on the magnet on the fridge, the same one with the list Oh no! Ed, having spent the better part of the day looking for the coupon and the list, stopped eating in mid-stroke. Thelma, you have got to be kiddin me right? We could be the grand winners, and you dont have a clue where the ticket is? Let me think on this awhile and besides Ed, why is this suddenly my fault, every time you lose something you blame it on me? Thats not true. They waste another hour arguing as to whom is at fault. They have 48 hours to come forward with the winning ticket. The next search begins in earnest, who the hell cares about coupons for the quicker picker upper when 53 million is a stake? They spend most of the evening ransacking the house for that tiny pink piece of paper, and finally go to bed exhausted, determined that tomorrow they will find it. Ed wakes the next day and starts shaking Thelma out of her deep sleep. Thelma, I think I know where that there ticket could be, it probably went out with the recyclables! Thelma, still groggy, thinks on it awhile might be, could be hmmm. Ed throws on his bathrobe, and rushes out to the recycling trash can, and starts rummaging through it. He brings it into the garage and dumps it all on the floor, gets down on his hands and knees, and goes through the scraps like a mad dog. Who cares about the shooting pain in his arthritic knees, he knew it was in there! Thelma makes coffee, and then comes out to see her husband on his knees, in the middle of trash searching for that wee piece of paper that would make them millionaires. She joins him in the search, and at some point they both look at each other and laugh, having gone through it all and finding nothing of value. They would have to get up. They couldnt get up without one, helping the other. They were stuck on their knees, there was nothing to grab onto. Shit! Finally, Thelma crawled over to the garage door and hoisted herself up by the handle, her little pink curlers still intact. Then she went over and got Ed to his feet. They were still laughing at the insanity of it all. Ed: Lets go in and have some coffee, and think on this awhile. So they went in and put the news on, drinking coffee, heard the same report: Still, no one had come forward with the winning ticket. They had torn the house apart, emptied every drawer, turned every pocket inside out, moved all the furniture and checked under it. They even emptied the vacuum bag and went through all the dirt, with fur from the cat up to their elbows. Ed collapsed into his lazy boy, sweat dripping down his face, and said to Thelma, Ma, theres no other place to look, weve searched this house from top to bottom! And thats when Thelma says; Ed, I have an idea. Lets go to the dump! A Dylan ParodyBY HANK HEITMANN, FORT MYERS BEACHCome mothers and fathers Throughout the land Dont cast away What you cant understand Your sons and your daughters Have high tech in command Its not in your heart and not in your soul But its a new way to make the world whole You will have to replace all the paper and books And give the new I pads, Kindles and Nooks Some consideration and serious looks For the times they are a changing The Naples Jazz Masters performing Dixieland Jazz Every Saturday through the Summer 1pm 3pm Tickets: $15 per person or $25 for two Presents... Group discounts available. For tickets or more information PLEASE CALL AHEAD TO CONFIRM PERFORMANCE DATES.
THIS WEEK ON WGCUTV THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 8 P.M. PBS Convention Coverage: A PBS NewsHour Special Report Award-winning journalists Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff anchor live gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Republican National Convention. FRIDAY, AUG. 31, 10 P.M. Great Performances Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2012 Join conductor Gustavo Dudamel and the Vienna Philharmonic, along with Vienna Ballet dancers, in the gardens of Austrias Imperial Schnbrunn Palace. SATURDAY, SEPT. 1, 8 P.M. Antiques Roadshow Mobile Hour 1 A lap desk given to Martha Washingtons granddaughter by the Marquis de Lafayette; a watch once belonging to baseball great Leroy Satchel Paige; and a striking vase created by legendary ceramicist George Ohr. SUNDAY, SEPT. 2, 8 P.M. Royal Memories: Prince Charles Tribute to the Queen Prince Charles shares memories and recalls events from Queen Elizabeths public and private life. Previously unseen photographs and films from Her Majestys collection capture royal family life. MONDAY, SEPT. 3, 9 P.M. Market Warriors Antiquing in Springfield, Ohio Tag along as the pickers search the Springfield Extravaganza for cast-iron objects to sell at auction. TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 4-5, 8 P.M. PBS Convention Coverage: A PBS NewsHour Special Report Democratic Convention: Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff anchor live gavel-togavel coverage. THEATRE EDUCATION PROJECTFOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER, CONTACT GULFSHORE PLAYHOUSE The Norris Center 755 8th Avenue South Naples, FL239.261.PLAY (7529)WWW.GULFSHOREPLAYHOUSE.ORGUNMASK THE POWER OF THEATREIncluding FAIRY TALES, STORY TELLING, PROPS MAKING & MORE!Thursdays 3:30-4:45 pmSession I: SEPT 6 OCT 25 Session II: JAN 10 FEB 28 Session III: APR 4 MAY 23$200 first session $175 each additional sessionDESTINATION: THEATRE!Including STAGE MOVEMENT & SOUND, ROLE PLAYING, STORY THEATRE & MORE!Mondays 4:30-5:45 pm Session I: SEPT 10 NOV 5 Session II: JAN 7 MARCH 25 Session III: APR 1 JUN 3$225 first session $200 each additional sessionDESTINATION: THEATRE! Including SPATIAL & SENSORY AWARENESS, ACTION & REACTION, IMPROVISATION & CHARACTERIZATION, PROPS, COSTUMES & MORE !Wednesdays 4:30-5:45 pmSession I: SEPT 5 NOV 7 Session II: JAN 9 MAR 20 Session III: MAR 27 MAY 29$250 first session $200 each additional session ATRE ED U C ATI O N PR O J E C T EA THE TH SKTHEPOWEROFTHEATRE W student theatre artists inresidenceST R ROPS MAKING & o n Ages 3-5 & SOUND ROLE ditionalsession Ages 7-10 l session Ages 11-14NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 30-SEPTEMBER 5, 2012 C19 Entry Fee $300/team (up to 4 anglers) Register online at www.swfca.comor Contact: Wayne Russell (239) 425-5401 or Mickey Franklin (239) 633-8206 Friday, September 7th 6:30pm Mandatory Captains Meeting at McGregor Baptist Church (Studio G) Saturday, September 8th 7:00 Honor Start $20,000 in Door Prizes Rafes, Silent Auction. Calcutta 50/50 $200 Cash Prize $25/Team Heaviest Redsh (based on at least 16 entries) Cash Prizes 1st Place $1,000 2nd Place $600 3rd Place $300 7th Place $150 12th Place $100 Southwest Florida Christian Academy 2nd Annual Fall Slam Fishing TourmemntRoyal Memories, 8 p.m. Sept. 2 Great Performances, 10 p.m. Aug. 31 Tales from Lake Wobegon will return with A Prairie Home CompanionSouthwest Floridians will once again be able to listen to the latest news from Lake Wobegon when A Prairie Home Companion returns to the airwaves on WGCU-FM. Several weeks ago, the public radio station announced it would have to cut the $22,000-per-year program, which had been on the air locally for nearly 30 years, because of budgetary constraints. Thats when we started hearing from listeners, says Rick Johnson, general manager of WGCU Public Media. In response to its listeners, WGCU launched a campaign to raise the funds necessary to save A Prairie Home Companion. In one month, nearly 50 listeners made a contribution to the cause. Mr. Johnson says a contribution from Shell Point Retirement Community helped reach the goal. The new season of A Prairie Home Companion premieres at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, broadcast live from The Fitzgerald Theater in Saint Paul, Minn., with special musical guests The Derailers, a classic country band known for building the relationship between song, listener and dance floor. AMERICAN PUBLIC MEDIA / COURTESY PHOTOGarrison Keillor, host of A Prairie Home Companion
WATERFRONT GRILLE www.mwaterfrontgrille.com | 239.263.442141 to Park Shore a the Village on Venetian Bay HAPPY HOUR1/2 OFF All Drinks in the M Lounge Every Day 4pm-6pmSUNDAY BRUNCH Serving 10:30am-3pm www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC20 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 30-SEPTEMBER 5, 2012 Its never too early to mark your calendar for galas and fundraisers not to miss in the coming social season. Nor is it too soon to list your nonprofit organizations event in Florida Weekly. Send Save the Date details to editor Cindy Pierce at cpierce@floridaweekly. com. The Council of Hispanic Business Professionals holds its fourth annual gala the evening of Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. This years beneficiary is the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County. Guests of honor will include five young CHBP scholarship recipients who are taking part in the Leadership Collier Foundations youth program. For tickets or more information, e-mail events@CHBPnaples.org or visit www.CHBPnaples.org. The E.T. Brisson Detachment, Marine Corps League, Naples, celebrates the 237th Marine Corps Birthday Ball on Friday evening, Nov. 9, at the Country Club of Naples. Guest of honor will be Maj. Gen. Mike Coyne, USMC (Ret.). Tickets for $75 per person must be purchased in advance. For reservations or more information, call 352-7611. For more information about the local league, visit www.marinecorosleaguenaples.com. The NCH Healthcare Foundation hosts the 54th annual NCH Hospital Ball on Saturday evening, Oct. 27, at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. This years theme is Saving Our Tiniest Treasures. Proceeds will help fund expansion of the NCH Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and provide care for more of the communitys youngest patients. The evening begins with cocktails, hors douevres and a silent auction followed by dinner and dancing. For reservations or sponsorship information, contact Cindy Nelson at 436-4511 or visit nchmd.org/hospitalball. Literacy Volunteers of Collier County stages its annual Dancing with the Stars for Literacy at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club. Notable Neapolitans are paired with professional dancers from the Naples Academy of Performing Arts to dance tw o-minute routines. As well as being judged on their dancing ability, performers also compete for a prize awarded to the dancer who raises the most money for LVCC. Tickets are $175 per person. For information about becoming an LVCC volunteer tutor or to purchase tickets for Dancing with the Stars for Literacy, call 262-4448 or visit www.collierliteracy.org. Dates with some of the best men in town go up on the block for Some Enchanted Evening, a bachelor auction to benefit Cancer of Alliance of Naples, at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at the Hilton Naples. Jason Resmiti from TVs The Bachelor ette is the evenings special guest. Tickets are $125 per person or $800 for a table of eight. For reservations or more information, call 643-4673 or visit www.cancerallianceofnaples.org. Plans are cooking for the firstever Naples Womans Club Kitchen Tour showcasing exquisite kitchens in some of the loveliest homes in Port Royal. Set for Wednesday, Jan. 23, the tour will include area chefs offering their finest gourmet samplings, musicians, floral designs, gift boutiques and prize drawings at each home. A party at the Naples Womans Club the day of the event will feature entertainment as well as Mikkelsens desserts, Norman Love chocolates, artist Emily James, cookbook author Patsy Wright, olive oil tastings and more. Tickets are $50 per person and $85 for patrons. Proceeds will benefit the Naples Historical Society, Baby Basics and the Naples Womans Club philanthropic efforts. For tickets or more information, call Anne Palmer at 2622259. For information about the club and its 80-year history, visit www. napleswomansclub.org. The United Arts Council will hold a season kick-off party with gourmet dining, fine wines and entertainment by local musicians Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the Bay Colony Golf Club. Cochairs for the evening are Sandi Moran and Emily James. For tickets or more information, call 263-8242. The 2012 Every Life Is Beautiful dinner to benefit Sunlight Home, a residential shelter for pregnant women and teens, is set for Friday, Nov. 9, at Club Pelican Bay. Billy Dean & Dawn will entertain, and the keynote address, Adoption: A Loving Alternative, will be presented by Brittany Mahler of the Tampa-based Bethany Christian Services. Tickets are $75 per person. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact Linda Hale at Sunlight Home by calling 352-0251 or e-mailing Linda_Lee_Hale@yahoo. com. For information about Sunlight Home, visit www.sunlighthome.org. Humane Society Naples holds its popular Strut Your Mutt costume parade and contest for best-dressed pets (and owners) on Saturday, Oct. 20, at Germain BMW. Its a great event for vendors of pet products of all kinds as well. The societys 14th annual Tea & Fashion Show moves to The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort this year on Thursday afternoon, Dec. 6. Visit www.humanesocietynaples. com for information about tickets and sponsorship opportunities as the dates draw closer. The Collier County NAACPs 30th annual Freedom Fund Banquet is set for 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Hilton Naples. Tickets are $100 per person. For reservations or for information about sponsorships or advertising in the banquet program, call 455-2886, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.naacpcolliercounty.com. Red, White & Roulette, the annual fundraiser for Friends of the SAVE THE DATE
The Show www.bobharden.comNews and commentary you can use to help you enjoy life on the Paradise Coast.Streamed live, Monday-Friday, 7-8 a.m. The show is archived for your listening convenience. Brought to you in part by w w w w w w News and c o N n use to hel ca n o n t h e P a r a M T h e B like us on facebookNAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 30-SEPTEMBER 5, 2012 C21 Dinner with a View 1901 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, Naples, Florida 34102 | 239.403.2000 Enjoy internationally inspired cuisine traditionally or alfresco, in a casually elegant atmosphere while overlooking stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico.Serving Dinner Nightly from 5:00PM Thursday Happy Hour 5:00PM-6:30PM SAVE THE DATELibrary of Collier County, takes place Friday, evening, Nov. 2, at the Waldorf Astoria Naples. The evening includes live entertainment, music, dancing and great food and prizes. Tickets are $100 per person. For reservations or more information, call 262-8135. Naples Botanical Garden and Marissa Collections welcome Michael Kors as the featured designer for the ninth annual Hats in the Garden luncheon Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Garden. Mr. Kors will present a runway show of his Spring 2013 ready-to-wear collection. Marissa Collections will host a Michael Kors Spring 2013 trunk show at the Third Avenue South boutique Nov. 15-17 in conjunction with the fashion designers visit to Naples. Patron tables for Hats in the Garden are $10,000 and are available now; a limited number of single tickets for $500 are also available. For more information, call the Garden at 643-7275 or visit www.naplesgarden.org. The fourth annual Naples International Film Festival is set for Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 1-4. The red carpet opening night gala and screening take place at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts, while features, documentaries and film shorts of all genres will be screened at Silverspot Cinema at Mercato Nov. 2-4. Merrill Lynch is the opening night film and party sponsor. The evening begins with the red carpet arrival at 5:30 p.m., followed by the opening film screening at 7 p.m. and a late-night party afterward. VIP admission is $159 per person. General admission tickets are $29. Opening night tickets are available at the Phil box office, 597-1900 or www. thephil.org. For more information about the festival, call 775-3456 or visit www.naplesfilmfest.com. The 10th annual Neighborhood Health Clinic Block Party is set for the evening of Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. The goal is for the party, which includes cocktails, dinner and dancing to the duo of Cahlua and Cream, to raise 25 percent of the centers annual operating budget. The clinics volunteer staff delivers medical care to low-income, working but uninsured Collier County adults. Chair of the 2013 Block Party is Susan Jones, who has overseen the event six times in the past and has been a nurse volunteer at the clinic since 1999. Tickets are $250 per person. Invitations will be mailed in January, and sponsorships are being solicited now. For more information, call Nikki Strong at 260-2080 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Gulfshore Playhouse hosts a night of fun and games to celebrate the new season on Sunday, Nov. 4, at The Norris Center. Guests will be able to try their hand at beating pool shark Leo Hertzog and ping-pong champion Don Gunther in the game room and can kick up their heels with a professional dancer from the Naples Performing Arts Center and Founding Artistic Director Kristen Coury in the dance room. An auction and raffle drawing will also be part of the fun, and some of the new seasons actors will perform scenes from the upcoming Reza in Rep productions of Art and God of Carnage. The raffle drawing will be for a dining package of dinners for four, wine included, at these restaurants: Aqua, Albertos on Fifth, Alexanders, Angelinas Ristorante, Barbatella, Bleu Provence, The Chapel Grill, La Playa Supper Club, Le Lafayette and Sea Salt. Only 200 raffle tickets will be sold for $100 each. For more information, call 261-7529 or visit www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org. The David Lawrence Center and Foundation host their 2013 signature fundraiser, An Evening in Venice, Masquerade Ball, on Friday, Jan. 18, at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. Event chair Gwyn Sanford and her committee will transport guests to an elegant, 16th century-inspired masquerade ball set against the backdrop of Venice, Italy. The evening of revelry and fantasy will include dinner, entertainment by PowerHouse and the chance to bid on silent and live auction lots fit for the noblemen and women of the ducal court. Tickets to An Evening in Venice, Masquerade Ball are $500 per person, $1,200 per VIP patron and $10,000 per premier sponsor table of 10; a variety of additional sponsorship opportunities also are available. All proceeds will benefit the mission, operations and expansion of the David Lawrence Center, which provides prevention, intervention and treatment services for the one in four local children and adults who experience behavioral, emotional, psychological and substance abuse challenges. For more information or to reserve a ticket, call Monica Biondo at 3043505. The Hunger and Homeless Coalition of Collier County hosts its annual Welcome Home dinner beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Hilton Naples. The evening serves as the coalitions major fundraiser of the year. Proceeds help advance the mission to facilitate solutions to prevent and end hunger and homelessness by coordinating services throughout the county. For more information, call 263-9363 or visit www.collierhomelesscoalition.org. The Stiletto Sprint to benefit the Garden of Hope & Courage and Susan G. Komen for the Cure-SWF takes place Saturday, Oct. 20, along Fifth Avenue South. The fun begins at 4:30 p.m., and although the race is only 500 feet long, but it delivers miles of amusement as men and women, young and old, make a dash dressed in pink from head to toe and wearing heels of all heights. For details and registration, visit www.komenswfl.org. The ladies-only Little Black Dress Garden Party to benefit the Garden of Hope & Courage is set for Tuesday, Feb. 26. The evening begins with cocktails, hors douevres and a silent auction in the garden on the downtown campus of NCH and continues with dinner in motion at numerous Naples restaurants. For reservations or more information, contact Amy Lane at 437-6697 or email@example.com. Magic Under the Mangroves, the annual gala for the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, is set for Thursday, March 7, on the grounds at the Conservancy Nature Center. Jeannie Smith is the 2013 chairwoman, and Northern Trust returns as presenting sponsor. Details about tickets and reservations are TBA and will be posted at www. conservancy.org/magic.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 30-SEPTEMBER 5, 2012 BARBECUE IS WHAT WE DO LET US DO IT FOR YOU!In Lee & Collier Counties Call Our Catering Manager at (239) 209-0940 Catering Services from 25 5,000 www.ribcity.com Catering! Our Award Winning Baby Back Ribs, Chicken, Pork and Beef accompanied by our homemade Cole Slaw and Baked Beans can be brought to your event by our mobile char-grill. SOCIETY For Footed Friends hosts a fundraiser for Golden Retriever Rescue of SWFLinda Sexton and her foster dog Emma Mary Beth Dahlberg and Baby We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com.DENNIS GUYITT / COURTESY PHOTOS
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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 BUCA DI BEPPO8860 Tamiami Trail N. Naples, FL 34108 239.596.6662 www.bucadibeppo.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
799 Walkerbilt Rd., Naples off US 41, 1/4 mile North of Immokalee Rd.open for dinner nightly beginning at 4pm Ten in Tavern Items are $ 10 all evening happy hour 4-6pm in the tavern three course early dining menu 4-6pm GRACIOUS HOSPITALITY Sunday brunch! 11 to 2 pm every sunday www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC26 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 30-SEPTEMBER 5, 2012 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 9/14/12. $10.00 O with purchase of $30 or more*not valid with any other discounts. 18% gratuity added before discount. Expires 9/14/12. PAST R E PASTSHere are some capsule summaries of previous restaurant reviews:Agave Southwestern Grill, 2380 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples; 598-3473 A blend of Northern Mexican and American Southwestern cuisines, Executive Chef Thomas Riemans menu puts a sophisticated spin on humble, homespun food. Brought to us by the folks behind Angelinas Ristorante in Bonita Springs, Agave is a great concept executed with panache. The restaurant pays tribute to the agave plant with 200 varieties of tequila, which can be ordered in flights; for those less inclined to take it straight, there are delicious fruit-and-herb-infused margaritas. Tortillas are pressed in-house, and sumptuous guacamole is turned out tableside with your choice of ingredients such as roasted garlic, queso fresco and bacon. From a quickly marinated seafood ceviche to a slowly simmered poblano mole, dishes highlight flavorful ingredients and skillful cooking while never sacrificing authenticity. We only scratched the surface of the far-reaching menu and eagerly await a chance to return. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed October 2011Albertos on Fifth, 868 Fifth Ave. S., Naples; 430-1060 Serving Northern Italian cuisine, Albertos is a breath of fresh air. Chef-owner Alberto Varetto hails from Torino and presided over the kitchen of the venerable Sale e Pepe on Marco Island for more than 10 years. Youll find no massproduced pasta here. Only freshly made ribbons of pappardelle and taglierini are good enough to be laced with Varettos ragouts; only hand-folded envelopes of agnolotti, raviolini and tortelloni are worthy of being stuffed with meats, cheeses and herbs. Flavor pairings such as plump sea scallops with lush lobster sauce and sweet onion confit, and salty pr osciutto with sweet roasted pears and peppery baby arugula, are well conceived. If the todie-for taglierini with pesto and copious amounts of jumbo lump crab meat is a fair indication, the fresh pasta dishes are not to be missed. Because the portions of each course were so reasonable, we left feeling fully satisfied but not stuffed and anticipating our next visit. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed April 2012A Table Apart, 4295 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs; 221-8540 The small but diverse menu spans the globe, embracing classic French techniques, bold Asian flavors and even a bit of Italian pasta panache while emphasizing a commitment to sustainable seafood and seasonal ingredients. The food is sophisticated but unfussy, ambitious but not overworked, classical yet novel. The chorizo mejillones is simply one of the best mussel preparations Ive eaten in a couple of decades of reviewing restaurants. Imagine the flavor explosion of spicy Mexican chorizo sausage, acidic white wine and tomatoes, grassy cilantro pesto and creamy queso fresco. Picture these colorful toppings mingling with a dozen and a half plump mussels sauted until they are just barely cooked through and not a second more. The fish of the day, Arctic char, was simply grilled and simply perfect. Meats are executed equally well, as evidenced by an expertly crusted, juicy flatiron steak topped with rich blue cheese thats smoked in-house. Order it with a side of the best French fries you will ever eat in Southwest Florida theyre sprinkled with Parmesan and fresh herbs and drizzled with earthy truffle oil. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed December 2011Noodle Saigon, 13500 Tamiami Trail North, Naples; 598-9400 For an inexpensive but excellent Vietnamese feast, head straight to Noodle Saigon. The 12-page menu might be intimidating at first, but the friendly servers are happy to help newcomers sort through it. Ive found its hard to go wrong here. On my most recent visit, I enjoyed savory asparagus crabmeat soup, shrimp paste on sugar cane, steamed rice crepe with grilled pork, shrimp summer rolls, clams with black bean sauce and the restaurants heavenly version of rare beef pho. For dessert, we followed our servers suggestion and tried a tasty mix of mashed avocado, sweetened condensed milk, ice, lime, sugar and mint. The combination resembled Italian water ice and was a great end to a terrific meal. Beer and wine served. Food: Service:Atmosphere: Reviewed May 2011 Swan River Seafood Restaurant and Fish Market, 3741 Tamiami Trail N., Naples; 403-7000 North meets South at Swan River, which has been serving the best of New Englands catch beside the treasures of Southwest Florida waters for more than 10 years. It captures the spirit of the Cape, with its nautical blue and white interior, oars and shutters on the walls and menu offerings of whole belly clams, broiled scrod and lobster rolls. That menu is complemented by Florida stone crab claws (in season), Gulf grouper and Southern oysters. Appetizers of fried oysters and steamed clams proved that the kitchen has mastered varying cooking methods. And you wont find food buried under piles of fruity salsas and painted with colorful drizzles of infused oil or creamy coulis; its seafood cooked simply in order to showcase the quality of the main ingredient. Nowhere was that more evident than with the Maine gray sole, which was broiled to perfection with only white wine, lemon and butt er complementing the delicate flavor of the fish. Full bar. Food: Service:Atmosphere: Reviewed April 2012 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 30-SEPTEMBER 5, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 Like any true foodie, Im all for celebrating and eating whats locally grown or harvested. We are fortunate in Southwest Florida to have access to a bounty of tasty seafood fresh from the Gulf of Mexico, but that doesnt mean we cant occasionally indulge in fish and shellfish from faraway waters. Can you imagine life without plump Atlantic Ocean sea scallops or unctuous pink salmon from the Pacific? Perish the thought. Having lived in and traveled around the Northeast, I can appreciate the appeal of regional seafood showcased in restaurants such as The Clam Bake south of Fort Myers. Owners Mark and Laurie Thomas hail from Rhode Island, so their take on New England seafood is bound to be authentic from clam strip to lobster roll. And their dining room is decked out in red, white and blue with enough Patriots, Bruins and Red Sox gear to make other New Englanders feel at home. The restaurants claim to fame, which I had enjoyed on a previous visit, is the signature clam bake a big steaming pot containing Maine lobster, mussels, corn on the cob, clams, cod, sausage and potatoes. Its enough to serve a family, but it was just the two of us this time. We started with a couple of drafts of Magic Hat #9 ($2.99), a pale ale brewed in Burlington, Vt. The house wine is Copper Ridge; I did not see a list offering anything else. For appetizers, we ordered fried Ipswich clams and steamer clams, both of which are market price. (We wished they had whole belly clams as an appetizer, too, but you cant have everything.) The former were $24.99 a pint, so be sure to ask about the market price if youre on a tight budget; I failed to note the price of the steamers when the bill came. The steamers arrived first, and the helpful waitress offered to show us how to eat them. Theres a thin black skin to remove from the clam neck before eating, and it gets a little messy. After pulling it, you dip the neck in steaming water provided in order to wash away any residual sand and then dip it in melted butter before eating. Despite the effort and mess, they were delicious tender and briny as nature made them. The Ipswich clams were meatier than your typical clam strips, and the breading was crisp and not at all greasy. Unless youre sharing with a big party, a half-pint is probably enough (although we managed to put away a whole pint). I asked for hot sauce to splash on them, but the server forgot to bring it. Other than that, service was fine and she timed the courses perfectly. Because the kitchen layout is open, we could see that she communicated closely with the cook. My dining companions broiled seafood platter ($15.99) included a cup of clam chowder just in case we werent getting enough clams. The texture was so lush that it seemed more like a cream-based bisque than a milky chowder. It contained copious amounts of clam and was nicely seasoned, with a hint of thyme. The platter was presented in a most unusual and attractive way, with the haddock fillet on the bottom and the shrimp and scallops arranged in a circle on top of it. Beautifully bronzed, each morsel of seafood was cooked just to doneness and emerged moist and tender. There was some crabmeat stuffing in there, too, but it seemed like mostly breading. Other than that, it was a perfectly executed dish. As for me, I had been craving a lobster roll. Nothing quite says summer in New England the way a Maine lobster roll does. The Clam Bakes ($15.99) is pure and simple lobster meat tucked into a toasted roll little if any mayonnaise, no celery, no seasonings. Just sweet, succulent lobster. The grilled potatoes I chose as a side were nicely browned, but they lacked the garlicky punch the menu promised. Dessert seemed anticlimactic after our seafood feast, but we dutifully devoured a wedge of Boston cream pie ($3.25). I would have liked a tad more chocolate icing, but it was otherwise fine. We overheard the staff talking about The Clam Bakes upcoming move to a larger unit in the same plaza. The business apparently has outgrown this cozy little spot. Its good to know there are plenty of other people in Southwest Florida who know an authentic slice of New England when they taste it. CUISINEClam Bake delivers authentic New England experience b drewSTERWALDpgnews@floridaweekly.com 1. Steamer clams are served with warm water for washing away sand and melted butter for dipping.2. A pint of fried Ipswich clams will feed a large party. 3. Clam Bakes lobster roll is all lobster, all the time. 4. The Boston cream pie could use a little more icing. The Clam Bake>> Hours: 11:30 a.m.8 p.m. MondayThursday; 11:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday >> Reservations: Accepted >> Credit cards: Accepted >> Price range: Appetizers, $1.99-$24.99; entrees, $5.25-$42.99 >> Beverages: Beer and wine available >> Specialties of the house: New England seafood >> Volume: Low >> Parking: Shopping center lot >> Website: www.ClamBakeFortMyers.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 16520 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers; 482-1930SuperbNoteworthyGoodFairPoor DREW STERWALD / FLORIDA WEEKLYA broiled seafood platter contains haddock, crabmeat stuffing, shrimp and scallops.2. 4. 1. 3.
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