The World Trade Center towers were still standing when Jerry Sanford took an early flight out of LaGuardia Airport in Queens, N.Y., on Sept. 11, 2001. He ended up stranded in Pittsburg, Pa. where his connecting flight to Naples was canceled in the wake of terrorist attacks that destroyed the towers, the worst-hit location on a day that nearly 3,000 people died. He drove home in a rental car. Like many people old enough to remember where they were when the collapse of the towers marked a moment in time, a type of Pearl Harbor for a younger generation, the events are deeply personal. A native New Yorker and former press secretary for the New York City Fire Department, Mr. Sanford returned to New York as a volunteer press secretary for a month after 9/11. I went to countless funerals of the guys I knew and worked with, he says. Now he and the Collier County Freedom Memorial Task Force are trying to finish a memorial for the victims and heroes of that day and the wars the terrorist actions ignited. Construction began on the Collier County Freedom Memorial in 2009, after Unfinished 9/11 memorial is still a powerful reminderSEE MEMORIAL, A10 BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ oridaweekly.com God God Gators GatorsSteve Spurrier, Tim Tebow and Danny Wuerffel, all preachers kids, relied on faith to become the holy Heisman trinity at the University of Florida HERE, THE FAITHFUL GATHER ON SATURDAY. Alumni hold their young on their laps and whisper what makes the sun orange and the sky blue. Prayers fall from the pews of their Swamp sanctuary onto the Florida field like a reptile dipping into dark waters. And from this mire, the Gainesville reverent see their trinity rise: Steve Spurrier, Danny Wuerffel and Tim Tebow. These three University of Florida quarterbacks are the only Gators to win a Heisman Trophy. All are the sons of preachers. And this curious coincidence fans the flame of the Gainesville creed God must be more than good, God must be a Gator.BY ATHENA PONUSHISaponushis@ oridaweekly.com KELLY KLINE / GETTY IMAGESSteve Spurrier, Tim Tebow and Danny Wuerffel are all Heisman Trophy winners.SEE GATORS, A8 & the & the www.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. IV, No. 48 FREE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 6-12, 2012 OPINION A4 PROFILE IN PARADISE A6 LOCAL HISTORY A18 HEALTHY LIVING A20 NETWORKING B5-6 REAL ESTATE B7 OPEN HOUSE MAP B22 PUZZLES C10 FILM REVIEW C11 BOOK REVIEW C14 SOCIETY C21-24 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. INSIDEWelcome!Foreign travelers pump up the local economy. B1 Undercover HistorianLibrary system enjoys a long history of best Friends. A18 Love That Dress!A stylish affair for PACE Center for Girls, plus more fun around town. C21-24 9/11 memorial mass>> The Gulf Coast Retired Fire ghters Association is sponsoring a 9/11 memorial mass at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church on Rattlesnake Hammock Road. All are welcome. The beat goes onPercussion Summit returns to the Phil. C1
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Please call to reserve an appointment.Complimentary refreshments will be served.(239) 434-6300www.SpecialistsInUrology.com To learn more about prostate cancer screenings and their importance, go to www.youtube.com/ SpecialistsInUrology COMMENTARYRoad map: Finding the real politic on a country afternoonTommy Lee Cooks Kingdom of Conservative Values bisects my Land of Liberal Lessons way down at the crossroads of American Political Expressions, which perfectly defines the breathtaking artistry in his novel new Buckingham restaurant, The Hut. The restaurant is an American Political Expression of real politic if there ever was one, at least as I define it. It gets to the heart of the matter, which is why it might be worth a drive north from Naples. For both of us, theres politics, and then theres politics: the politics of the moment, and the politics of permanence. Mr. Cook thinks Glenn Beck is a genius, for example, while I think hes U.S. Sen. Joseph McCarthy reincarnated. The devil, in other words. So we dont agree about the politics of the moment. But we do agree about the politics of permanence about the real politic, if I can characterize it this way. And thats the way it should be in America. Three hundred and sixty degrees of vibrant murals, painted from photos Mr. Cook took, depict the Everglades in the biggest dining room at The Hut. Archival images of proud and smiling Miccosukee Indians grace the walls of another room, having come from Mr. Cooks friend, Woody Hanson. Mr. Hansons grandfather, W. Stanley Hanson, known affectionately as the White Medicine Man by Seminole and Miccosukee alike, took the rare pictures many decades ago throughout the area that is now Lee, Hendry and Collier counties. That was before air conditioning, before mosquito control, before casinos and before most Yankees. On a lovely September afternoon, that once-upon-a-time act of real politic photographing Native Americans a century ago can allow Mr. Cook and me to forget, for a minute, the Republican or Democratic parties, along with the 2012 presidential slander-fest that will conclude in the November voting booth. Instead, we can embrace the real politic: fried green tomatoes grown next door, or free-range pecan chicken or shrimp Diane or blackened grouper or roast pork or a back-strap filet with sandy grits and blackberry cobbler. Mr. Cook is ready to do politics any way you want it, of course momentary or not. Fried, broiled, baked and barbecued or not. Glenn Beck, Joe McCarthy or not. Born way down in the mountains of Virginia and adopted at 1 month of age, he introduces this shooting star of a biographical fact while casually suggesting that all women have a choice, but hes glad the woman who was his mother made the right one. Hence, he can offer both a personal and a political observation while touting the vibrant cuisine of his restaurant. This is why I like Mr. Cook: He takes everything personally, including politics, just like I do. If all politics is local, in Mr. Cooks view, it can also be full-flavored, with hints of nectarine and a brilliant pale golden color laced with crisp, citrus aromas and floral notes a Maso Canali pinot grigio, for example. Thats pretty personal. My politics, of course, are a little more pedestrian, leaning too often to an ice-cold can of PBR or a bottomless glass of sweet tea, but theyre just as personal. Like Mr. Cook, I take the meaning of the word politics in its Greek sense, meaning anything related to the polis: to the center of society, the pole, the anchor in our shared lives. For him, that means Fresh-and-Florida without the sell-out comfort of franchising and pre-packed distribution. Thats why back in the kitchen of the new Hut there are no freezers. Every dish delivered to table or bar to the more formal or less formal dining areas inside and outside is fresh. Some of it is also local, grown 100 yards down the road. When or if you go in, just ask him about any of this. Hes the late-50s dude with the pickle-barrel chest over narrow hips, his hair pulled back tightly into a jaunty little pony-tail, his navy shirt with tiny stars tucked into his clean denim, his needle-nosed cowboy boots suggesting a dancers dream designed only for a Saturday night soiree, especially on feet that skip forward when he walks in light prancing steps, like those of a man about to jump over the moon and come up smiling. Which is what he just did, by investing (with a partner) about $2 million and a years worth of hard work in a top-tobottom redesign of the old place. There are sprawling decks outside, overlooking verdant grounds imbued with pools, ponds, fountains and live oaks. The native flora and fauna seem to extend to the painted images inside, too, where bromeliads bloom in spiky red tongues of color from the trunks of cypress trees, where otters fish and frolic, and looky there where a couple of good ol boys fish from an airboat near a swamp cottage outside of which lie (in the shade of those bald ancient trees) several cob-sealed jugs of shine. Just how accurate is this depiction of Mr. Cooks own camp, sequestered so deep in the Glades of eastern Collier County that when he and Woody Hanson sank his airboat last year, they had to walk more than 20 miles along a night-shrouded levy to get out? Id say spot on. Thats the real politic for you. (If you go: The Hut is on Buckingham Road in Lee County, reached by traveling east of I-75 about six miles on State Road 80, then turning south on Buckingham Road.) A M a C H W rogerWILLIAMSrwilliams@floridaweekly.com
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 6-12, 2012 richLOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly OPINIONSpending? What spending? amyGOODMANSpecial to Florida Weekly Franklin Delano Roosevelt never denied that he created Social Security. Lyndon Baines Johnson didnt forswear any responsibility for Medicaid. Ronald Reagan never argued that his defense buildup didnt happen. The Obama White House, in contrast, wants to wish away the historic federal spending that is one of its signature accomplishments. White House press secretary Jay Carney has urged reporters to steer clear of the BS that you hear about spending and fiscal constraint with regard to this administration. Not one to be outclassed by his press secretary, President Barack Obama kept up the edifying livestock theme by calling Mitt Romneys attacks on his deficit spending a cow pie of distortion. The White House has a deeply conflicted relationship to its own record. It is saddled with a bad case of spenders denial, a rare psychological disorder afflicting committed Keynesians facing re-election at a time of record debt. On the one hand, spending is the lifeblood of Forward. It saved us from another Great Depression. It is forging a glorious new future of green energy. It is the only thing standing between the American public and the untold devastation of the Paul Ryan budget. How do we know? Because President Obama says so. On the other hand, the deficits and the debt that come with all this spending are alarming and unpopular. So Obama calls himself the most fiscally conservative president in more than half a century. When the president isnt extolling his transformative expenditures, he has a Walter Mitty life as the second coming of Dwight Eisenhower. He needs to consult an accountant and a therapist, and not necessarily in that order. Andrew Taylor of The Associated Press writes that Obama bears the chief responsibility for an 11 percent, $59 billion increase in non-defense spending in 2009. Then theres a 9 percent, $109 billion increase in combined defense and non-defense appropriated outlays in 2010, a year for which Obama is wholly responsible. Spending growth slowed after that, under the influence of the very same congressional Republicans that President Obama excoriates for not allowing him to spend more. Theres no doubt that the president inherited a fiscal nightmare. Spending spiked as the economy tanked. His response has been to spend yet more every single year. As a percentage of GDP, spending has been at post-World War II highs throughout his term. If fiscal probity is truly his aim, President Obama is a miserable failure of a skinflint. The laughable claim to fiscal restraint is meant to recapture some of Obamas former ideological indistinctness. Back in 2008, he could say that he wanted a net cut in federal spending, in his guise as a post-partisan pragmatist. That was several $1 trillion deficits ago. Now, the president can say whatever he wants, but his budgets are a matter of public record. He should embrace those budgets in all their Keynesian majesty. They are one of his most consequential contributions to our national life, and a true expression of his philosophical core and that of his party. In his tawdry denials, the president almost acts as if $5.5 trillion in new debt is something to be ashamed of. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.Workers feel the pain of BainFour hardy souls from rural Illinois joined tens of thousands of people undeterred by threats of Hurricane Isaac during this weeks Republican National Convention. They werent among the almost 2,400 delegates to the convention, though, nor were they from the press corps, said to number 15,000. They werent part of the massive police force assembled here, more than 3,000 strong, all paid for with $50 million of U.S. taxpayer money. These four were about to join a much larger group: the more than 2.4 million people in the past decade whose U.S. jobs have been shipped to China. In their case, the company laying them off and sending their jobs overseas is Bain Capital, cofounded by the Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney. We met the group at Romneyville, a tent city on the outskirts of downtown Tampa, established by the Poor Peoples Economic Human Rights Campaign in the spirit of the Hoovervilles of the Great Depression. A couple hundred people gathered before the makeshift stage to hear speakers and musicians, under intermittent downpours and the noise of three police helicopters drowning out the voices of the anti-poverty activists. Scores of police on bicycles occupied the surrounding streets. Cheryl Randecker was one of those four we met at Romneyville whose Bain jobs are among the 170 slated to be off-shored. They build transmission sensors for many cars and trucks made in the United States. Cheryl was sent to China to train workers there, not knowing that the company was about to be sold and the jobs she was training people for included her own. I asked her how it felt to be training her own replacements after working at the same company for 33 years: Knowing that youre going to be completely out of a job and theres no hope for any job in our area, it was gut-wrenching, because you dont know where the next point is going to be. Im 52 years old. What are we going to do? To start over at this point in my life is extremely scary. Cheryl and her co-workers learned that the Honeywell division they had been working for had been sold to Sensata Technologies. They researched Sensata. We found out this summer that it was owned by Bain (Capital),she said. Then we found the connection between Bain and Gov. Romney. And that just spurred a little bit of emotion ... we wanted to stand up and fight back and take a stand for the American people and for our jobs. Cheryl and her co-workers started a petition that got 35,000 signatures, which they delivered to Bain Capital in Evanston, Ill. They work in Freeport, in the northwest corner of Illinois, not far from Iowa and Wisconsin. Tom Gaulrapp, another 33-year veteran of the Honeywell company now owned by Sensata/ Bain, knew that Romney would be campaigning in both of those swing states. He described their efforts that followed: We attempted to bring an open letter to the Romney campaign headquarters after they repeatedly said that they were unaware of the situation. At every stop, when we tried to have contact with them, they locked us out of the building. (In) Madison, Wisconsin, they called the police on us. So they went to a campaign event where Romney was speaking, in Bettendorf, Iowa. Tom stood up and appealed to Romney to come to Freeport to help them save their jobs. He was shouted down by the crowd, which chanted, U.S.A! U.S.A.! Tom continued: Were there trying to save our jobs, and we were called Communists. For trying to stop our jobs from going to Communist China. I asked Cheryl why they were targeting Romney, who no longer runs Bain. Mitt Romney created the model of outsourcing jobs, she explained. He created Bain ... he is still reaping very high benefits from Bain, financially. So he can pick up the phone and call his buddies and say, We need to stop this practice and keep the U.S. jobs here. Bonnie Borman was pregnant with her daughter when she started at the factory 23 years ago. She told me, I now have to compete with my daughter for minimum-wage jobs. Tom added: Weve been told our last day of work will be Friday, Nov. 2. Well file for unemployment the following Monday. The day after that, we vote. Just to be safe, they should bring a photo ID. 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. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 6-12, 2012 The Inn on Fifth and McCabes Irish Pub are downtown Naples landmarks, but theyre not the only marks owner Phil McCabe has left on the Paradise Coast community.Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida has chosen Mr. McCabe, the owner and CEO of Gulf Coast Commercial Corp., as one of its 2012 Business Hall of Fame laureates in recognition of his professional accomplishments and his commitment to the community. Phil, his sister and three brothers were raised in the blue-collar community of Dorchester, Mass. Their father taught Latin, Greek, history and English in Boston; their mother was a stay-at-home mom. Phil wasnt a great student, and as an alternative to being drafted during the Vietnam War, he joined the Air Force at the age of 19. In 1968, he was recruited to Air Force Intelligence, where he developed skills as a specialist in the analysis of the Russian missile program. He was stationed primarily in Pakistan and Afghanistan. After active duty, he joined the CIA and served for four years in northern Iran before resigning to pursue his goal of being a business entrepreneur. At 27, he took his entire savings of $25,000 and purchased his first hospitality venture, a bankrupt business off the coast of Maine, turning it into one of New Englands first bed-and-breakfast inns. The success of that first endeavor paved the way for Phils work in the real estate and hospitality industries that has helped shape the Naples landscape. In 1984, he sold his holdings in Maine and two years later opened the Inn of Naples, a boutique property with a restaurant. Six years later, he built another boutique hotel, the Inn at Pelican Bay. He also developed, opened and operated the Inn on Fifth and its McCabes Irish Pub & Grill, and four additional restaurants: Garden Court Caf, Windows on the Water, McCabe Brothers Steak House and Bostons Restaurant & Sports Bar. Last year, he broke ground on a $15 million expansion project at the Inn on Fifth. He has served on the board of directors of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and is a former chair of the citys Community Redevelopment Agency. He servers on the board of the Fifth Avenue South Business Improvement District and was also one of the original volunteers to promote beautification of the landscape throughout Collier County. Passionate about helping young people, Phil has awarded scholarships to dozens of local students through the Take Stock in Children program of the Education Foundation of Collier County and has advocated on behalf of high-risk children through other nonprofit and cultural organizations such as Fun Time Early Learning Academy, the Community Foundation of Collier County, Community School of Naples, Gulfshore Playhouse and The Naples Players. b p e h 1 t bobHARDEN e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org PROFILES IN PARADISEInnkeeper always has room to help his community Talking points with Phil McCabeSomething your mother was always right about: Make lots of time to spend with your children while they are growing up. Advice for your kids: Work hard, study and prepare yourself for very competitive future. Take advantage of opportunities when they come along. Stay focused and organized. Master technology. What makes you laugh: Irish jokes. Modern Family. My two sons; we can laugh to the point of tears. As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up: It was always a dream/desire to own and operate my own business. First job: I was a caddy at the age of 12 and a gas station attendant at 16. What would you be doing if you werent doing this: Would have continued my career with the CIA and retired by now. It was a real eye opening, taking me to Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Israel. Mentor(s): More businesses than individuals (i.e., Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, Darden Restaurants, Trulucks). Skill or talent you wish you had: I wish I were better in law, technology and tennis. Guilty pleasures: Very ne French Champagne, chocolate. Next vacation destination: Vail, Colo. I will always appreciate that Phil brought his wit and candor to my show as one of the first guests on my first broadcast more than nine years ago. He had already made a different along the Paradise Coast back then, and he has continued to do so ever since. 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 you read: Boomerang by Michael Lewis.Something youll never understand: Why people have a hard time embracing change. What are you most proud of? My sons. Favorite thing about the Paradise Coast: The weather. What the Paradise Coast really needs: Further expansion of cultural institutions such as theater and art; higher education. What you miss about the Paradise Coast when youre away: Home. HOPE CLUBHOUSE OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA, INC., PRESENTSSECOND ANNUAL MENTAL HEALTH SYMPOSIUM Kathy Cronkite Keynote Speaker Mental health advocate Kathy Cronkite describes her own journey to wellness from depression and life with her famous father, CBS Legend Walter Cronkite. Book-signing to follow On the Edge of Darkness: Conversations About Conquering Depression, a collection of interviews with celebrities who have fought depression. Joel Corcoran, M.Ed.Executive Director of the International Center for Clubhouse Development (ICCD) Judge Steven LeifmanChairman of the Florida Supreme Courts Task Force on Substance Abuse and Mental Health Issues in the Court OTHER SPEAKERS Benets HOPE Clubhouse of Southwest Florida, Inc., a non-prot organization dedicated to helping people with mental illness lead lives of dignity, respect and acceptanceCEUs provided: Florida Boards of Clinical Social Work, M arriage and Family Therapy & Mental Health Counseling; and Nursing (ARNPs, Clinical Nurse Specialists, RN, LPN, CNA), will be provided 2.0 contact hours through Florida Gulf Coast University, Con tinuing Education & O-Campus Progr ams, Pro vider #50-10604. Please note, par tial credit will not be given for any professionals; you must stay for the entire program. JOHN & KAPPY KING THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS: IN THE KNOW. IN THE NOW.HOPE CLUBHOUSE OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA, INC. 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Sept 11,18 & 25 Discover Shell Point Tour & Presentation at 10:00am. Join us for a group presentation about the Lifestyle and Lifecare available at Shell Point followed by a narrated bus tour of the community. Light refreshments will be provided. Call (239) 466-1131 or 1-800-780-1131 for reservations.Sept 11 Hong Kong: The Rise of the Dragonat 10:00am. Professor Adrian Kerr traces Hong Kongs epic journey from a tiny uninhabited British colony after the Opium War of 1839, to its current status as global economic powerhouse and business capital. He will track its rise under the 1997 one country two systems mandate, to become the model for the rest of China. Tickets are $10. Call (239) 489-8472 to reserve your place. Sept 18 Hurricanes at 10:00am. Kristie Anders, Education Director, Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation, will help us understand the nature of hurricanes in our region. She will share both scientific information and her personal experiences after enduring the first of many hurricanes and tropical storms at the age of 6. Call (239) 489-8472 to reserve your place.Sept 21Melanoma Get the Facts at 10:30am. Dr. David Ritter, a Specialist in Surgical Oncology, will discuss the disease and how to prevent it, and the relationship between healing and spiritual health. Call (239) 489-8472 to reserve your place.Oct 4 Candidate Forum from 7pm to 9pm. Candidates from District 19 Congressional, District 30 Florida Senate, and District 3 County Commission will speak at the Village Church Auditorium at Shell Point, sponsored by The League of Women Voters of Lee County. Candidates will make opening presentations and respond to questions posed by the league moderator. You can add your question to an index card for the moderator as you enter the auditorium. The forum is from 7pm to 8:30pm, and a meet and greet with the candidates will occur from 8:30pm until 9pm. Call (239) 489-8472 for more details. SeriesNewOpportunitiesatShell PointThe public is invited and many of these events are Shell Point Retirement Community is located in Fort Myers, 2 miles before the Sanibel Causeway.Shell Point is a non-profit ministry of The Christian and Missionar y Alliance Foundation 2012 Shell Point. All rights reserved SLS-2243-12 (239) 466-1131 www.shellpoint.org Visit www.shellpoint.org/LES for full descriptions of this months events! FREE Shell Points Life Enrichment Series offers the opportunity to discover new things about yourself and the world you live in. Concerts, presentations, lectures, shows, special events, and more! Shell Point announces the grand opening of its newest assisted living residence. Join us for a free tour of our new month-to-month private pay assisted living facility, The Springs. This opportunity gives you the flexibility to experience Shell Points assisted living services on your terms. Whether you are looking for a short-term stay or a place to truly call home, we have the perfect option for you. To schedule a tour or to request a brochure, call (239) 454-2077 today! FREE TOUR! The Springs Assisted Living is Open! Come take a tour. FREE! FREE! FREE! UpcomingEvents FREE! WEEK OF SEPT 6-12, 2012 A7 New locations on the way for Goodwill shoppersBargain hunters will have two new Goodwill locations to scour for great buys, with the opening of a new donation center and bookstore in Naples and a new retail and donation center in Estero. The Naples donation center and bookstore at 1795 N inth St. N. will be Goodwill Industries of Southwest Floridas second bookstore. The first opened in Fort Myers in October 2010.The Estero center, at 10351 Corkscrew Commons Drive, will replace the Estero Goodwill boutique around the corner on Three Oaks Parkway and is more than three times larger. It will employ 20 workers, up from five in the current store.The grand opening of the Naples donation center and bookstore is set for 8:45 a.m. Friday, Sept. 7. The store will open to the public at 9 a.m. The Estero grand opening is set for 8:45 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14.Both buildings utilize greener construction elements, energy-efficient interior lighting and native plant species throughout the landscaping. They also have convenient drive-up donation drop-offs and will accept donations of all items clothing, books, household items and furniture.For more information, visit www. goodwillswfl.org. Know where traffic deputies will be posted The Collier County Sheriffs Office gives drivers a heads-up that traffic enforcement deputies will be posted at the following spots the week of Sept. 10-14:Monday, Sept. 10 Martin Street and U.S. 41 East Aggres sive driving Estey Avenue and Lakewood Boule v ard Aggressive driving Barrett Avenue and Bayshore Drive Speeding Tuesday, Sept. 11 Golden Gate Parkway and Sunshine Boulev ard Running red lights Santa Barbara Boulevard and 19th Court S W Speeding 44th Terrace SW at Golden Terrace Elementary Aggr es sive driving Wednesday, Sept. 12 Naples Boulevard and Pine Ridge Road Running r ed lights Osceola Trail and Livingston Road Speeding Goodlette-Frank Road and Granada B oule v ard Speeding Thursday, Sept. 13 Radio and Airport-Pulling roads Aggres sive driving Livingston Road and Enterprise Av enue Speeding Devonshire Boulevard Speeding Friday, Sept. 14 Vanderbilt Beach Road and Oakes Boulev ard Running red lights Immokalee Road and Ibis Cove Cir cle Speeding Learning Lane at North Naples Middle School Aggres sive driving
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 6-12, 2012 I dont know what to think of it, Wes Jamison says of the Heisman happenstance. The depth of Christianity in the UF football program, you dont really see it or hear about it, its almost like a subculture, but its there And its pervasive. Wes Jamison can speak to this matter: 1.) He has been ordained as a Southern Baptist pastor. 2.) He has studied and taught at UF. 3.) His father played football for the Gators. 4.) His son plays high-school football, loves Tim Tebow and would love to make his way to Gainesville. Florida football puts your faith on the line, says the pastor with a Ph.D. in agricultural politics. But when facing this mystery of three preachers kids/ Heisman quarterbacks, like most Gator fans he starts bragging about the Southeastern Conference. In many ways, its a crucible. It tests if your faiths for real. The breakaway conference has gone on a six-year romp of the national crown. With the presence of Tim Tebow, Florida took two of these titles. To Pastor Jamison, this further attests to the divinity of his team. To be fair, the Gators are far from saintly. There was the roaring probation of the s and player arrest reports seem to keep rolling on. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium consistently ranks as one the the toughest places to play an away game, while the Gainesville campus continues to rank as one the best places to party, making it even more arousing that from such a collegiate Babylon springs forth this holy Heisman trilogy. Scholars of religion and culture say Tim Tebow has become an icon because he represents the intersection of religion and sport. But he does not stand alone. Wuerffel and Spurrier came before him, cloaked in the same orange-and-blue cloth. These Florida PK/QBs say they did as their fathers taught them: they prayed before kickoff, then gave the game to God. Because they played for a purpose bigger than themselves, sports psychologists say their faith freed them from any limitation in their heads. Because football was not their priority, their mothers say they found their focus. All in all, this Heisman litany poses quite the quandary over the relationship of faith and football. How much does what you achieve stem from what you believe? Because looking at these three, it seems their greatest talent may be the intangible, their greatest talent may be their belief. I can remember saying, after a lot of those wins at Florida, God has smiled on the Gators, says Spurrier, who coached the Gators to their first national title in 1996, capping off four consecutive SEC championships. As a player, Spurrier was awarded the Heisman Trophy in 1966. As a coach, he was known for his fun-andgun offense. This tactic of aerial assault may have been triggered by his last high school football game. We were down 21-0. Coach told me to throw on every down, says Spurrier, who threw four touchdowns in the second half, then was recruited by another son of a preacher, UF Coach Ray Graves. If his faith and his father gave him an edge in football, Spurrier says it was in the prayer his father taught him to say before the game. I have never believed in praying to win, says the son of Presbyterian Minister John Graham Spurrier II. My Dad taught me to pray that we would play the best we could, that there would be no injuries to either team and that the Lords will be done. If it was meant for us to win, okay. Growing up as the son of a preacher, life meant that Spurriers dad could make it to all of his games football, basketball, baseball. My Dad was my first coach, says Spurrier, thinking back to Little League in Tennessee. But he did not lavish a lot of praise on me. He always said, You could do a little better. Even when Spurrier was a hotshot in the sixth grade, scoring 30 points in a basketball game, his father did not gloat over the shots he made, he always said, Good, but what about the shot you missed? Spurrier reflects on these moments, sitting in his office as the head coach of the University of South Carolina, holding a picture showing his mom and his dad, his brother and his sister and himself standing in front of their home, right next to their church in Athens, Tenn. I was the baby, says Spurrier, looking at his 6-year-old self. Since his father passed, Spurrier says he hears his dads voice more through country music than out on the football field, especially when listening to Precious Memories, an Alan Jackson album. My Dad loved all those old gospel songs, he says. When I hear Alan Jackson and I play that CD a lot I hear my Dad leading the congregation in song on a Sunday or Wednesday night. Sunday morning was a little more official. When Spurrier thinks of how all three UF Heisman winners are the sons of preachers, he chalks it up to coincidental. He seems more curious about how all three of them ended up being quarterbacks, as if theres some inherent link to the sons of shepherds taking on the roles of leaders. But as far as the Gators being anointed, he says, The other team has Christian players, too. When Spurrier first started coaching, he read somewhere that a coach should not push his faith on his team, but he should not hide it from them either. So he makes a distinction: The team chaplain is the minister. Im the coach. And this makes a distinction among the UF Heisman trio: Spurrier appears to be a football player who happens to be Christian, while Wuerffel and Tebow appear as Christians who happen to be football players. Says Harold Shinitzky, sports psychologist, The most religious person doesnt necessarily make the best athlete and the best athlete doesnt have to be the most faith-based individual. For more than 20 years, Dr. Shinitzky has counseled Olympic athletes and professional athletes from every major sports association. Regardless the religion, he describes faith as the antidote to worry; therefore, he finds faith beneficial. There are three ways to waste your energy: wshing, worrying and whining, he says. He goes into hypotheticals of athletes wishing for a blowout season, worrying they will not make the cut or whining about some referee call. Faith means being able to relinquish all worries you have no control over. He then plays the role of a faithful quarterback: I dont worry if my lineman will do his job, he has to. I have faith in him, we practiced. If faith has the ability to help people recover from medical illness, he reasons faith can help someone play football. He says faith frees you from your head, because when youre stuck in your head, you end up over-thinking things, you freak yourself out, a condition Dr. Shinitzky refers to as paralysis through analysis. But he does find it weird how the public has a tendency to ascribe victory to an individual who has apparently GATORSFrom page 1 UF DIGITAL COLLECTIONSSteve Spurrier, University of Florida quarterback and Heisman Trophy Winner, #11, in 1964. Tim TebowThe most religious person doesnt necessarily make the best athlete and the best athlete doesnt have to be the most faith-based individual. There are three ways to waste your energy: wishing, worrying and whining. Faith means being able to relinquish all worries you have no control over. Harold Shinitzky sports psychologistDEBBY WONG / COURTESY PHOTO
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 6-12, 2012 NEWS A9 been given his ability through his faith. When a reporter interviews the victor, he says the viewing audience expects to hear, I would like to thank God. But what about the interviews in the losing locker room? We never hear them say, Well, apparently God has forsaken us. So more than aligning faith with ability, he attributes faith as lending perspective. And if a Heisman quarterback holds his trust in a greater good through his series of downs, Dr. Shinitzky sees that as more than impressive, but healthy. Lola Wuerffel raised a Heisman quarterback. The wife of a preacher, she does not believe it takes a preacher to raise a child of Heisman fortune. As long as faith remains their focal point, she believes life and sport will fall in place. I think that all three of them their faith does give them confidence in something other than whether they succeed or fail on the football field, says Danny Wuerffels mom. They know their lives dont hinge on one aspect of their life. Driving from Atlanta to Jacksonville, driving from grandchildren to grandchildren, she talks about what life looked like for Danny growing up. The son of an Air Force chaplain, Lt. Col. Jon Wuerffel, Danny moved around a lot. His mother directed the choir, so he was always in the choir, whether he wanted to or not. His mother says the moving around and the military were good for him. He met a lot of people. And even though there may have been military ranks outside chapel walls, inside all were equal. Danny was not intimidated talking to a general and he was just as happy talking to an airman, Mrs. Wuerffel says. He didnt start football until junior high. And having lived in Florida, now, thats late. But Danny proved to be a quick study. If his college career were to read like a football possession, it would look like this: First down: SEC championship. Second down: SEC championship. Third down: SEC championship. Fourth down: SEC championship, national title and a Heisman Trophy, to boot. Coached by Spurrier, Danny threw for 10,875 yards and 114 touchdown passes. He brought his hands together in prayer after every touchdown pass. A lot of people criticized him for that, saying, God doesnt care who wins the football game, remembers Mrs. Wuerffel, who says that was not her boys intention. He simply did what he read in the Bible to do, In all things, give glory to God. After Danny won the Heisman Trophy, Mrs. Wuerffel says parents kept coming up to her, asking, What do I need to do to get my boy there? Theres no way you can orchestrate that, she says. Its almost like its a God thing. Her boy happened to play football in a huge football state and happened to be recruited by a coach who liked to throw the ball 500 yards a game. Mrs. Wuerffel says God made it so and God could have made it different. These days, people ask Danny about his health more than his faith. He has been diagnosed with Guillain Barre syndrome, a rare immune disorder that attacks the nervous system. Mrs. Wuerffel says Danny frequently naps due to fatigue, storing up his energy for Desire Street Ministries. Founded in the Ninth Ward of New Orleans, his ministry aims to revitalize impoverished neighborhoods. And his mother sees this service as his life coming full circle, for when her husband first came out of the seminary, he was assigned to a black church in Pensacola, as they needed a minister. Danny was baptized in that Lutheran church. As important as football is to him and it has given him so many opportunities his priority is still his faith and that this life isnt all there is, Mrs. Wuerffel says. Hes doing his best to help others see that. This may be the most puzzling part about these decorated PK athletes: Football does not matter. Sean ONeil studies religion and culture and has a burgeoning interest in religion and sport, particularly the case of Tim Tebow. The scholar earned his doctorate at UF and now teaches religion and American Studies at the University of Tennessee. He has never met Tebow, but walking around the Gainesville campus, the quarterback once gave him a thumbs up. Dr. ONeil mentions this clip, You can find it on YouTube, where Tebow wears a microphone playing against the Chicago Bears, one of Denvers perceived miracle wins last season. During the game, whether Tebows being sacked or throwing an interception, when the Bears fumble in overtime, viewers hear Tebow singing Christian hymns. Its a fascinating window into his faith, Dr. ONeil says. Footballs not his priority, even when hes playing it. Dr. ONeil feels Tebows faith frees him from fear, a la running into defensive lineman when other quarterbacks might slide. And his faith frames the football field as his platform, hence the Tim Tebow Foundation. But as far as articulating Tebows grasp on the relationship of faith and football, Dr. ONeil lays it out like this: He does not believe God helps him win or lose. Hes not sure about Gods role in football. But he is clear, God is in control of his life, no matter what happens on the field. On the Florida field in 2007, Tebow became the first college sophomore to win the Heisman Trophy, after becoming the first major college quarterback to reach 20 passing touchdowns and 20 rushing touchdowns in a season. More than making it cool to be Christian, Dr. ONeil says Tebow is the physical representation of the tension the Christian community tends to feel with the broader world. Because the masses relate to him, they idolize him. And when Dr. ONeil looks at the three statues erected outside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in honor of the Heisman winners (Tebows bearing the verse John 3:16 on his eye black), the scholar sees that even though Tebow may be Christianitys latest sports celebrity, he has company. Studying religion and culture, you see the Eastern Orthodox Church, the Catholic Church make icons of their faith, Dr. ONeil says. Gainesville has embodied these three Heisman quarterbacks as their icons. There are statues of them that people take their pictures by. Mick Hubert knew these men before they were bronze. Hubert has been the voice of the Gators for 24 years. When Spurrier threw his visor, when Wuerffel clasped his hands, when Tebow took a knee, Hubert announced it on the radio. He says Wuerffel was not the best practice player, but when the scoreboard was on, he was on. Spurrier did not try to please other people, but lived by the mantra, I got to be me. And Tebow lifted up his teammates, showing them they can do more than they ever believed. Perhaps the common denominator of the three, Hubert begins, I think they all really felt they were given a God-given ability, I guess you might say, given something special and they felt a responsibility to that. Back in the mid-s when Wuerffel was making every week look like a highlight reel, Hubert says, I didnt think anybody would ever be a bigger celebrity than Danny. Now he asks, Who could be bigger than Tim Tebow? Luke Jamison does not think it will be him. Luke lives in Jupiter and goes to Grace Immanuel Bible Church with his father, Wes Jamison. Yes, his fathers a preacher. Yes, his grandfather played for the Gators. And yes, Luke loves Tim Tebow. But Im probably not going to win the Heisman Trophy, says the 14-year-old DE/TE for Jupiter Christian. Only the best player in football wins the Heisman Trophy. And Tebow holds that coveted role in Lukes eyes. Its fun to look at him, how he was, what he did and try and do it myself, says Luke, who read Tebows book and tried to do his workouts. I cant even do the preacher (bicep) curls he did in eighth grade. If Luke had to pick his favorite Tebow quote, it would be: Hard work beats talent when talent doesnt work hard. Such words lend Tebow the intention of David and the size of Goliath, an image Luke sees as inspiring for his high school team. Were not the most athletic team. Were not very strong, not very big and not very fast, Luke says. But if we can do everything right, if we work together as a team, maybe we can take down some of the big, fast, strong teams we play against. And when Luke thinks on this work ethic, he sees the principles of football overlapping the principles of his Christian life. You cant just say something 50 percent, you have to devote your whole heart to it and your whole attention to it, he says. You cant let something wait until tomorrow, you have to give 100 percent to the moment at hand. Ill try as hard as I can to get into college, then Ill try as hard as I can from there, sounding as though he does not care to be as good as a football player as the blessed three, as long as he can be as good a Christian. COURTESY PHOTOSAbove: The Spurrier family in 1952. Right: Coach Steve Spurrier on fan day in 1999. Danny Wuerffel Wes and Luke Jamison
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 6-12, 2012 A15 Hit the links for a good cause The Womens Council of Realtors, Bonita Springs-Estero Chapter holds its annual golf tournament on Friday, Sept. 21, at Estero Country Club. Continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m. precedes the 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Lunch and a silent auction follow the four-man scramble tournament. This years sponsor is Storm Force. Registration is $65 ($20 for lunch only). Sign up by visiting www.wcrbonitaestero. com. The Marco Island Police Foundation holds its 10th annual golf tournament on Saturday, Sept. 29, at Island Country Club. Check-in and continental breakfast start at 7:30 a.m. and the shotgun start for the four-player scramble is at 8:30 a.m. Registration for $110 per person includes the awards luncheon. Hole sponsorships for $100 are available now. To sign up or for more information, call Debra Shanahan at 248-7419 or Mike McNaboe at 250-4612. Gulfshore Playhouse holds its eighth annual golf tournament Monday, Nov. 5, at The Colony Golf & Country Club in Bonita Springs. Participants will enjoy lunch on the driving range before the 12:30 p.m. shotgun start. Agave Southwestern Grill will provide a free margarita for all players, and a buffet dinner and awards celebration will follow the tournament. Registration for $375 per person includes two tickets to the Gulfshore Playhouse Season Celebration on Sunday evening, Nov. 4, at The Norris Center. For registration or more information, call 261-7529 or visit www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org. The Immokalee Foundations 2012 Charity Classic Pro-Am golf tournament will pair two dozen of the worlds greatest golfers with Naples most philanthropic players. It takes place Monday, Nov. 12, at Bay Colony Golf Club, starting with breakfast and golf demonstrations and ending with lunch and an awards ceremony. Entry fees begin at $5,000 and include tickets to the 2012 Charity Classic Celebration dinner and auction Friday, Nov. 16, at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. For registration or more information, call The Immokalee Foundation at 4309122 or visit www.immokaleefoundation. org. The LPGA Tour returns to Naples in November, and volunteers are being recruited now to be a part the CME Group Titleholders, the grand finale of the LPGA Tour season at TwinEagles, Nov. 12-18. Golf knowledge is not required. The volunteer fee of $65 includes an official CME Group Titleholders golf shirt and headwear featuring the tournament logos, a volunteer badge valid for weeklong tournament access, four grounds tickets for guests of the volunteers choice and meals and beverages during assigned shifts. To sign up or for more information, call the tournament office at 593-3900 or visit www. cmegrouptitleholders. com. Step out for charity walksHere are some outdoor activities coming up to benefit various charitable organizations. The annual Walk for Life benefitting Pregnancy Resource Center sets out at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, along a two-mile route at North Collier Regional Park. For registration or more information, call Jessica Wilder at 513-9775 or visit www.prcwalkforlife.org. The American Cancer Societys 2012 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk takes place Saturday morning, Oct. 20, at Cambier Park. To learn more about joining a committee, starting a team or becoming a sponsor, contact Kathy Cleeland at the ACS by calling 261-0337, ext. 3859, or e-mailing Kathy.Cleeland@cancer.org. The Southwest Florida St. Jude Give Thanks Walk takes place Saturday morning, Nov. 17, at Sugden Regional Park. The non-competitive 5K kicks off the annual St. Jude Thanks and Giving Campaign. Registration is free, but all participants are encouraged to raise money for St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital. The hospital has helped push overall survival rates for pediatric cancer in the U.S. from 20 percent to 80 percent, pediatric cancer remains the leading cause of death due to disease among U.S. children older than 1. Visit www.givethankswalk.org to learn more. 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 round-trip 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. For more information or to register for the 2013 race, visit www.komenrace. org or call 498-0016.
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Even before Collier County had its first library, those supporters pursuing that dream called themselves the Friends of the Library. Officially establishing themselves in 1957, these Friends would be on hand to help with the establishment of and subsequent fundraising for that first library, known today as Naples Regional Library (and to old-timers as the Central Avenue library). It was 55 years ago this week, on Sept. 3, 1957, that the Collier County Commission, at its regular meeting in the county seat of Everglades City, voted 4-1 to create the Collier County Free Public Library. According to the passage of the referendum quoted in the Collier County News (forerunner of the Naples Daily News), the library would have a central station, perhaps at Naples, collection stations at other points and a travelling bookmobile to connect them. The cost of the project will be $15,000 a year from the county and $10,000 a year in federal aid for four years Through the determined efforts of the Friends, the Naples Womans Club, Naples Chamber of Commerce and the Collier County News, along with hundreds of concerned citizens across the county, the Collier County Free Public Library was born. Born, but not yet built. Before that 1957 vote, however, the present-day library system already had its origins with the Naples Womans Club. Historically speaking, in most small towns across America, local womens clubs are usually the driving force or founders of libraries, hospitals, garden clubs and youth shelters and Naples was no exception. In 1950, the Naples Womans Club provided a small room in its pre-Park Street clubhouse to house a small collection of 7,000 books that would be the basis for the Collier County Free Public Library on Central Avenue.In 1961, the Friends launched a capital campaign to raise funds for the construction of the Central Avenue library complete with administrative headquarters. The original plans called for a building with 6,600 square feet, plenty of parking space and room for expansion. In 1963 a sign was erected designating the land as the proposed library site. Very special Friends, Dr. and Mrs. Ferdinand C. Lee, generously purchased the block of land the library sits on and then gifted it to the Friends. In 1965, the Friends entered into an agreement with the county, announcing that the library land and building would be leased to the county for the sum of $1 annually for the next 99 years. All the fundraising efforts during the previous five years finally paid off when the new library opened its doors on Feb. 13, 1966. The cost of construction was met entirely by donations, without any capital expenditures by the county. Those spearheading the Friends in this much-needed project were the organizations first president, Eugene Lee Turner, who was also president of the First National Bank of Naples; Mamie Tooke, fundraising chairman and president of The Bank of Naples; and attorney Benjamin Parks, who served as the president of the Collier County Library Board. From books, videos and DVDs to book discussions and special programs for all ages, the Friends have faithfully paid for numerous items and services when the county has been unable to provide. The Friends have even bought chairs and carpeting for the various branches and provided scholarship money for library staff. Every Collier County library 10 in all has benefitted from the generosity of the Friends. All of them have received materials for their collections from the Friends, and the Friends also provided the funding for the first Internet connection and paid the salary of the first volunteer coordinator. Programming funded by the Friends ranges from art exhibits to film festivals and the seasonal Author Lecture Luncheon Series that since 1980 has drawn well-known authors such as naturalist Dr. Roger Tory Peterson, P.D. James, Robin Cook, Patrick Smith, Cleveland Armory, Pulitzer Prize-winning Rick Bragg, James Patterson, Mary Alice Monroe and Nicholas Sparks. Funds are raised through membership in the Friends and through the abovementioned author lecture series, which is the only Friends-sponsored program for which attendees must pay admission, as well as at the annual Red, White & Routleet, the casino night benefit coming up Friday, Nov. 2, at the Waldorf Astoria Naples. To learn about how you can join the Friends of the Collier County Library System, call 262-8135 or visit www.collier-friends.org. I hope you will consider becoming a Friend during the organizations 55th anniversary year. Maureen Sullivan-Hartung arrived in Naples in 1981. Following a years stint as a reporter for the former weekly Everglades Echo newspaper, she began freelancing. Her first book, Hidden History of Everglades City & Points Nearby, was published in 2010 by The History Press in South Carolina. Look for her Undercover Historian column every other week in Florida Weekly. Learn more at www.maureenwrites.com. 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GETHURRICANEHELP Soldseparately www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 6-12, 2012 UNDERCOVER HISTORIANCollier County libraries benefit from 55 y ears of Friends e g i A t h m a u r een SULLI VAN-HARTUNGmshwrites@gmail.com FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY OF COLLIER COUNTY / COURTESY PHOTOS T h e Collie r County Free Pu b lic Li b rar y Bookm obile, funded by th e Frie n ds of th e Li b rar y, p r ovided con t inuo u s lib rar y servi ces to county r esi den ts in th e r e m ote r e gio n s of Marco Island, E v e rglades Ci ty and Immokalee fro m 1958-1981 On i ts maiden v oy age to Ev e rglades Ci ty on Aug. 1, 1958, 15 a d ults filled ou t f o rms f o r lib rar y cards and 129 books wer e circ ulated. The first Collier County Free Public Librar y on Central Av enue, referred to today as Naples Regional Librar y, s i ts o n property donated by Dr. and Mrs. F erdinand C. Lee.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA20 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 6-12, 2012 HEALTHY LIVINGAnother reason to quitStudy shows chemical in cigarette smoke slows the production of good cholesterol THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDACigarette smokings association with heart disease has been known for decades, but researchers are still not certain what chemicals or molecular processes in the body form the basis of that link. Now University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville researchers have unlocked some of the specifics, finding that a toxic compound in cigarette smoke called benzo(a) pyrene slows the production of good cholesterol, also known as high-density lipoprotein, or HDL. The findings were published in a recent edition of The Journal of Life Sciences. Smoking-related health hazards are well-recognized, and the role of smoking in promoting premature heart disease is widely appreciated, said Dr. Arshag Mooradian, senior author of the study and a professor and chair of the department of medicine at the UF College of MedicineJacksonville. The novelty in our study is the finding of yet another mechanism by which smoking can accelerate heart disease through reduction of the good cholesterol that normally protects the heart. The findings can help inform public health policy aimed at reducing health risks associated with cigarette smoking. In addition, the implications could go beyond cigarette smoking, because the chemical benzo(a)pyrene, or BaP, that is found in cigarettes is also prevalent in wildfire smoke that periodically engulfs many parts of the country, including Florida. Smoking is a major risk factor for heart disease, contributing to more than one-third of deaths from heart disease annually, according to a 2008 estimate from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The same report found that adverse cardiovascular health effects were present in people who smoked as few as five cigarettes per day, but that the risk for a heart attack drops within a year of kicking the habit. Smoking increases blood pressure, decreases a persons tolerance for exercise and increases the likelihood of blood clotting, according to the American Heart Association. In addition, smokers consistently have lower HDL levels than nonsmokers. Low HDL or high LDL, or bad cholesterol, puts people at a higher risk for the hardening of the arteries that leads to heart attacks. The UF researchers went looking for the scientific reason for lower HDL in smokers. An early experiment looked at the effect of nicotine on fats in the body, but that yielded no clues. So the team went back to the drawing board, thinking about other elements of tobacco smoke that could be the culprit. They decided to test BaP, which is also linked to lung cancer. Cell culture studies showed that the chemical was directly tied to low HDL production. Further studies revealed that BaP affects the genes that regulate production of a protein that binds to cholesterol and carries it through the blood to the liver for disposal. High levels of BaP in the blood block production of that protein, known as apolipoprotein A-1, or apo A-1. The public health implication is that cigarette smoking not only affects your breathing and your lungs, but it affects your cholesterol, said study co-author Michael J. Haas, a research associate professor of medicine at the UF College of Medicine-Jacksonville. The researchers suspect that other compounds in cigarette and environmental smoke could have a similar effect. They plan to expand their studies to testing in mice, which would give additional clues about how the findings might apply in humans. I think its very important that we determine the relevance to human health and welfare, Mr. Haas said. The findings are valuable because they reveal mechanisms through which cigarette smoking is hazardous for the heart, said Dr. George Griffing, an internal medicine professor at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine, who was not involved in the study. The importance of this study is twofold: first, to understand and perhaps intervene on the heart-toxic effects of cigarette smoking, said Dr. Griffing, who has researched apo A-1 for decades. But second, and more importantly, to better understand the regulation of HDL levels with the goal of developing a strategy of raising HDL levels to combat heart disease. TO YOUR HEALTHFree seminars for Women of CharacterThe Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida invites women to be inspired, empowered and transformed and make positive changes in their everyday life financially, emotionally and physically through a series of four free seminars on Thursday evenings at Clive Daniel Home. Heres the lineup for the Women of Character series: Oct. 25: Integrative Mindful Balance with Kimberly Rodgers, LCSW. Nov. 1: The Power of a Plan: Women & Wealth with wealth advisor Robin Hamilton. Nov. 8: Loving Longer & Better with Dr. Caroline Cederquist. Nov. 15: Freeing Yourself Emotionally, Physically and Spiritually from Difficult Relationships with Rebecca Zung-Clough. All seminars are strictly educational; no products will be discussed. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Each program, including time for questions and answers, will be from 6-7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served courtesy of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. Clive Daniel Home is at 2777 Tamiami Trail N. Seating is limited, and reservations are required. Call 261-5405. Registration open for Edison classesRegistration is open at the Edison State College-Collier Campus for a pharmacy technician training program and for Spanish classes for medical professionals. ESC offers the 14-week pharmacy technician training program, which includes an 80-hour externship, in association with the University of Florida. Classes begin Oct. 2, and attendance is limited to 10 students. Funding for qualified students is available. Participants learn the skills needed to assist a pharmacist in the packaging and mixing of prescriptions, maintaining client records, assisting with inventory control and purchasing. After completion of the externship, students meet the training requirements of the Florida Board of Pharmacy and are eligible to apply for certification by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board. Classes in Spanish for medical professionals will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday from Oct. 6 through Dec. 15. Registration is $225. To sign up for either of the above programs, call 732-3128, e-mail Cecollier@edison.edu or download a registration form at www.edison.edu/collier/ce. Heres why patient satisfaction is on the riseAlthough we are most grateful that Tropical Storm Isaac decided to just brush by and left no significant damage or problems, we at NCH did benefit from a wet and windy but excellent practice run for a weather emergency. Under the guidance of Scott Wiley, our emergency coordinator, our teams followed proper protocols, everyone cooperated and communications worked almost flawlessly. There is no predicting the rest of the hurricane season, of course; we hope we wont have anything major. But we are ready with a stockpile of food, medications, fuel, lessons learned and most important, a topflight and experienced team. An important part of teamwork is commending our colleagues on their efforts above and beyond. Most of us at NCH are generous in the comments we share about our fellow caregivers. In that spirit, heres a recent e-mail I received from volunteer Bonnie Marshall: I just wanted to pass on to you a wonderful expression of kindness I saw in the Surgical Family Waiting Room, where the wife of a surgical patient needed special care. When the womans husband was taken for surgery, pre-op nurse Belva Hinthorn brought her to the family waiting room, got her lunch and informed me that the woman suffered from advanced Parkinsons disease. After the surgery, the woman sadly received bad news about her husbands condition. At about the same time, Phil Johnson arrived with pet therapy dog Fawn. Phil was wonderful, sitting and talking with the woman for 45 minutes. I then introduced Eileen Shaw, a CPE student doing rounds, to the patients wife. Eileen stayed with her for another half hour, and then Belva drove the woman home. It was just wonderful to see NCH people helping someone in special need. And heres a message I received from one of our own registered nurses: I was recently admitted to the hospital at NCH North, and I just have to comment on the excellent care I received. I had a bad experience two years ago and was so pleasantly surprised this admission. All the nurses and techs were professional and extremely compassionate. One nurse, Jacqueline Crawford, stayed an extra hour. After my release, I unfortunately was rushed to the ER South with extremely high blood pressure. Dr. Young Lee and Lynn Moore, R.N., treated me like I was a member of their family. As a fellow colleague, I only hope I can exhibit the compassion and caring to my patients that these people gave to me. I am extremely proud to be a part of the NCH team and would recommend the hospital to all I come in contact with. Finally, this e-mail came from occupational therapist Collette Krupp: Could I ask how I can make note of North Collier housekeeper Jeanne Jean, who every Saturday is willing to add to her work after pediatric third floor, by assisting our tiny acute office by the nursing station? As Saturday therapy crew, we almost always walk in to find trashcans overflowing. Jeanne is very willing to add us to her workload, even cleaning the floors around us. How can her supervisors know the extra work she does so willingly? I think they know now, Collette. Thank you all for sharing the good works done for those we serve. Our patient satisfaction is on the rise, and e-mails like these explain the reasons why. Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System. d S w c f b h allenWEISSallen.email@example.com
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 6-12, 2012 NEWS A21 TO YOUR HEALTHPhysicians Regional earns recognitionThe surgery department at Physicians Regional-Collier Boulevard has been designated as a Center of Excellence in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. The designation comes from Advancing Minimally Invasive Gynecology Worldwide (AAGL), an association that promotes minimally invasive gynecologic surgery throughout the world. The hospital is the first in Florida to be awarded the designation. Among the many qualifications considered are: the experience of the surgical staf f; patient o utcomes; the hospitals technology and equipment; a specialized surgical team and ongoing quality assessment.Since it was founded in 1971, AAGL has advanced the safest and most effective diagnostic and therapeutic techniques that provide less invasive treatments for gynecologic conditions. For more information about the AAGL, visit www.aagl.org. Park Royal Hospital begins ECT treatmentPark Royal Hospital in South Fort Myers has launched its electroconvulsive therapy program for the treatment of severe depression and other treatmentresistant conditions. ECT is particularly successful with patients with severe depression who have had no improvement with other treatments, says David Zammit, administrator of Park Royal Hospital. Major medical and mental health facilities worldwide practice this state-of-the-art, scientifically sound treatment option. We think it is important to offer ECT to people in Southwest Florida. Park Royal Hospital provides advanced behavioral health treatment services on both an inpatient and an outpatient basis, treating adult and geriatric patients for depression, anxiety and mood disorders, memory issues, post-traumatic stress disorders and co-occurring mental health and substance abuse issues. For more information, call 985-2700 or visit www.ParkRoyalHospital.com. Foundation formed for ovarian cancerThe Betty Allen Ovarian Cancer Foundation has been formed to raise awareness about ovarian cancer and to provide support for those affected by the deadly disease in Southwest Florida. Until an effective screening tool is developed, early detection of ovarian cancer will continue to depend on prompt symptom recognition leading to earlier diagnosis and improved prognosis. Founder Sharie Allen Kearns mother, Betty Allen, was diagnosed five years ago with Stage 1C ovarian cancer. In addition to Ms. Kearns as president, founding officers of the foundation Nicole Laquis, vice president; Angela Abu Shahin, treasurer; and Trish Cronan, secretary. The founding board of directors are: Heather Fitzenhagen; Sherri Kubesh of 21st Century Oncology; Stella Farwell, a Captiva Island artist who has ovarian cancer; Mariquita Anderson, president of the Lee County Medical Society Alliance; and Brad Marquardt, owner/operator of Magnifying Selections Inc. Founding members of the medical advisory board are: Dr. Jimmy Orr Jr. and Dr. Fadi Abu Shahin of Florida Gynecologic Oncology; and Dara Leichter of the Regional Cancer Center. The foundation has a pair of events to commemorate National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month during September: Shoe Away Ovarian Cancer is set for 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at Saks Fifth Avenue in Bell Tower Shops, Fort Myers. I Scream for a Cause is set for Saturday, Sept. 29, at Handels Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt in Bonita Springs, with 20 percent of the days sales going to the foundation. For more information about the Betty Allen Ovarian Cancer Foundation, visit www.ovariancancerfl.org. Saks, 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. Group beginning for those grieving over sudden lossAnyone who has experienced the unexpected death of a loved one or close friend is invited to participate in Grief After Sudden Loss, a support group that will meet weekly for four weeks starting Monday, Sept. 17. Facilitated by an Avow grief counselor, sessions will meet from 5:30-7 p.m. every Monday through Oct. 8. at WHERE? Attendance is free, but registration is required. To sign up or for more information, call Frank Sodano at 261-4404. Avow also offers a variety of ongoing weekly grief support groups. For full schedule, call the above number or visit www.avowhospice.org. 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And yet, we too often see these brilliant beings kept as little more than decorative objects, prized for their plumage and locked for nearly all their lives in cages that are too small, no matter how large. Is it any wonder so many pet birds die young, or rip out their own feathers in frustration? Toys are essential to maintaining the physical and mental well-being of parrots large and small. Playthings help keep pet birds fit while fighting the boredom that can contribute to behavioral problems, such as feather-picking. Although you can buy toys by major manufacturers from the big chain stores, its also nice to choose from the variety of playthings lovingly made by a cottage industry of bird lovers and available from independent bird shops, through catalogs and on the Internet. Some basic rules apply when shopping for toys, to ensure they are suitable and safe for your bird. Look for the following when choosing bird toys: Materials: Toys are subject to your birds healthy urge to destroy, which means safe components are a must. Wood, rawhide, plastic or stainless steel chain, rope, cloth and hard plastic are among the more popular materials that make up safe toys. Choose toys that break down into pieces that cant be swallowed. An exception: Toys made to hold food items, such as dried corncobs or fruit chunks. With these, eating is a large part of the fun. Construction: Challenging toys, the best choice for busy birds, feature pieces combined in ways that make it hard for the birds to pull the whole product apart but not too hard. Indestructible toys are not appropriate for most birds, because the time and energy used to rip apart the gadget is part of the reason toys fill such a need. Size: Little toys for little birds, big toys for big birds. A big bird can catch and lose a toe in a toy made for a smaller bird, and small birds can get their heads trapped in toys made for their larger relatives. Some birds are apprehensive of new toys. If yours is one of them, try to set the toy outside the cage (but within eye range) for a day or two, and then put it on the floor of the cage for another day or two. Once your bird starts to play with the toy, you can go ahead and attach it to the cage. Dont overwhelm your pet with toys. Instead, keep two or three in the cage and rotate new ones in regularly. Shopping for bird toys can be fun, but the costs do add up, especially if you have one of those gleefully destructive parrots. With some creativity, you can make your money go further by complementing store-bought bird toys with alternatives. The cardboard cores of toilet paper and paper towel rolls are perfect for shredding, especially for smaller birds. Other cheapies include ballpoint pens with the ink tube removed, pingpong balls, old plastic measuring cups and spoons, and plastic bottle tops. Toothbrushes are another bargain toy, sturdy and colorful. The hard plastic keys on a ring sold for human babies are also a budget-wise buy that birds love. (Wash in hot soap and water, rinse well and air-dry before offering such items to your bird.) Keep your eyes and mind open for playthings your bird can enjoy you may surprise yourself with the possibilities! COURTESY PHOTOA variety of toys is essential to the health and well-being of parrots. To adopt or foster a pet Dogs and cats adopted from Humane Society Naples come with vaccinations, sterilization surgery, microchip and 30 days of health insurance. Visit the main shelter at 370 Airport-Pulling Road N. from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and 11 a.m. -5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. A satellite adoption center at Coastland Center is open during mall hours. 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INSIDEBUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE LOCAL BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE INDUSTRIES BSECTIONWEEK OF SEPTEMBER 6-12, 2012 House HuntingThis Barefoot Beach beauty can be yours for $3.49 million. B7 Welcome back!A reception at the Phil for the new president of Edison State College, and more Networking events. B5-6 The Fool knowsWhat global petroleum refiner and marketer doesnt drill for oil? B3 Rob Wells, the owner and affable ambassador to rustic elegance at the Tarpon Lodge on Pine Island, worked right through the Labor Day weekend welcoming people from near and very, very far to his sumptuously appointed accommodations. After a decade on the job that included surviving a recession (one that seemed to come with razor blades attached for easy bleeding) and an oil spill (ditto), Mr. Wells would be well within his rights to just sit down and kick back for a moment. But no. At noon on Sunday he could be seen striding out of the whitewashed buildings overlooking the spectacular vista of Charlotte Harbor and the outer islands, across the green lawn past the pool, and onto the Tarpon Lodges pier and dock, where aForeign tourism BY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ oridaweekly.com NAPLES MARCO ISLAND EVERGLADES CVB / COURTESY PHOTOSkimboarders at sunset. Southwest Floridas beaches attract visitors from all over the world. what the numbers showVISITFLORIDA.COMVisit Florida has ads like these from South America running all over the world to help bring in foreign tourists.SEE TOURISM, B4 Kensington Gardens Bua/Bua-Bell 866.884.8196 $1.25 Million Web # N212007778 Casa Mar at Park Shore Beach Bua/Bua-Bell 866.884.8196 $2.999 Million Web # N211504986Presenting Properties Exclusively in Excess of One Million Dollars
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Some voters will be busy playing the fiscal blame game this election season, while other voters will adopt their partys perspective about what should be done to fix the fiscal problem. In both cases, they might not take the time to understand the financial condition. For voters who want to have a better grasp of the U.S. governments fiscal condition and want to communicate this understanding to others, then read on. Most agree that the federal budget is bloated and has large entitlement programs. The shortfalls have been deficitfinanced in recent years, meaning federal expenses exceed receipts. Borrowing finances the difference, or shortfall. The budget deficits of the past four years alone have added $5 trillion to the U.S. national debt, which now stands at about $16 trillion. The concept of a budget of anyones budget is that spending should not exceed earnings or receipts. That is, unless (ill-advisedly) funds are borrowed to spend even more. Borrowing eventually brings its own limitations on the runaway spending. For instance, even state and local governments (entities with capacity to issue municipal debt) have hit the walls of budget and debt excesses. They are now either renegotiating their debts outside of bankruptcy court (e.g., New Jersey, California, Wisconsin, New York, etc.) or are filing bankruptcy in order to get a court-appointed receiver to force a reduction in their debts (e.g., the cities of San Bernardino, Calif., Stockton, Calif., Falls Church, RI.) So how can the federal government continue to spend beyond its revenue sources/receipts? How can it be the exception to laws of financial gravity that apply to private enterprises, households, charities, state and local governments, etc.? The first reason is that Congress has not forced a plan to curb budget excesses and the debt ceiling has never been a true ceiling, just a moving target. Secondly, the U.S. Treasury has two large and unique buyers for its debt, and each buyer seemingly has endless sources of funds. The U.S. Federal Reserve Bank prints money to buy U.S. debt, printing at its discretion and without any Congressional approval needed. Foreigners/sovereign funds with large dollar balances seek a safe haven in the U.S. to park their trade surpluses. For many voters, the aforementioned is their complete picture of our financial condition. The U.S. is burdened by a lot of debt and is still on a path to add a lot more. Thats within an economy that cant add jobs despite trillions spent by the government. Unfortunately, the situation is worse than that. The true debt of the U.S. federal government is actually $51 trillion per the U.S. Treasurys Financial Management Services in The Financial Report of the United States Government dated December 2011. A big part of financial planning is knowing and preparing for the future. If big cash is coming in, you budget differently. If big liabilities are soon to require repayments, then you save up now in order to make future payments or you work to lessen your future commitments if you know there is no way you will ultimately be able to pay them. The U.S. federal government knows that it faces large expenditures in future years related to various entitlement programs. Most of the difference between current bond debt of $16 trillion and the true debt of $51 trillion relates to growth in future liabilities for retired federal employees, veterans, Social Security and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. The total indebtedness of the U.S. government is the sum of the present outstanding debt plus future obligations. Total indebtedness of $51 trillion is the present debt of $16 trillion plus present value of future obligations and interest costs of $35 trillion. The Treasury says that Social Security has a present value debt of $11 trillion (or present value of $38 trillion of Social Security future taxes received less $49 trillion in future Social Security payments.) Medicare has a present value debt of $26 trillion (or present value of $12 trillion received in Medicare taxes less $38 trillion in future Part A and Part B Medicare benefits, or $328,000 per household.). These huge liabilities are calculated using what many think are overly optimistic estimates for future GDP growth. Medicaid carries a present value, unfunded debt burden of $24 trillion. That number is calculated assuming unemployment improves at 0.5 percent per year for many years. What does this economic information mean to a voter? The federal government has done abysmal financial planning and it has failed to communicate the entirety of the budget and debt problem to the voter. When the Treasury writes a report on the severity of the problem, no one talks about it and it is brushed under the Congressional carpet. Clearly, the tires are set to come off the fiscal wheels in a few years unless the next elected president is short on words and political positioning, long on getting the job done, and able to lift an axe to expenses while still growing the economy. Before you vote, think twice about who will get that job done, since if it doesnt get done, all the other fluffy promises wont matter. Jeannette Showalter, CFA is a commodities broker with Worldwide Futures Systems, 571-8896. For mid-week commentaries, write to showalter@ww fsystems.com. b jeannetteSHOWALTER, CFAshowalter@ww fsyst ems.com available exclusively atEAST INDIES HOME COLLECTION11985 US 41 N., Naples 34110 239-596-7273 Mon-Sat 10-5 Catch of the dayNetted Spice Island Pots up to 40
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 6-12, 2012 BUSINESS B3 BUSINESS MEETINGS A Job Search Support Group meets from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. Contact Karen Klukiewicz at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.napleschamber.org. The 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 5:307:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Inn on Fifth. Sign up at www.napleschamber.org/ events. The Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce invites members and guests to Business After Five from 5:30-7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month. The location changes from month to month. The Sept. 19 gathering is at Marco Island Florist. For more information, e-mail Katie@ marcoislandchamber.org. The PC Business Users Group of Naples meets from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave., for a program by In House Digital Marketing Group. For more information, e-mail Larry Wasserman at larryeds@aol. com or visit www.pcbug.org. The Collier County Lodging & Tourism Alliance hosts Jim Gibson, director of marketing for Seminole Casino Immokalee, at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the Hilton Naples. Mr. Gibson will discuss expansion plans for the casino and how local tourism partners can do business with the casino. Free for CCLTA members, $10 for others. Reservations required by Sept. 19. E-mail Pam Calore at email@example.com. Members and guests of the Womens Network of Collier County meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. on the second Tuesday of every month at Shulas at the Hilton Naples. Cost is $22 for members, $25 for others. The next meeting is Sept. 11. Sign up at www.wnocc.org. THE MOTLEY FOOLTo Educate, Amuse & EnrichJust Hang UpIts a familiar event: Youre at home and busy when the phone rings, and you find yourself speaking with a broker you dont know who urges you to invest in something. This is a cold call. A classic one might inform you that youre among the lucky few to be offered a sure-thing investment. You might even be guaranteed to triple your money within six months! Cold calls claim many victims. Know that promises of high returns with low risk are likely to be broken. Scoff at warnings that you have to act now! Any good investment should still be around tomorrow. Avoid inside tips, because its illegal to pass on or act on material that is inside information. 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IS YOUR BUSINESS GIVING YOU A HEADACHE?Marketing Advertising Public Relations Strategic Planning Social Media Ofces in Naples, FL & Stratham, NH (239) 643-0249 www.HughesMcGrath.comWe can help you promote it better. www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 6-12, 2012 party of Germans had just put in and tied off their boat. As evening settled over the scene some six hours later, the tireless Mr. Wells was still doing the same thing, and with as much friendly warmth as ever. The moment was ripe with significance: only days earlier, Visit Florida, which promotes tourism for the Sunshine State, announced that the number of foreign visitors jumped by a whopping 10 percent in the quarter ending June 30, compared to the same threemonth period in 2011. But Southwest Florida is its own country in some ways, and Mr. Wells, who is also a partner in the ownership of Cabbage Key, knows that as well as anybody. Were far, far from recession proof, he explained calmly, admixing his optimism with a cautionary note that foreign tourists are not the rock upon which the house of tourism is built, here. Nevertheless, there seem to be more German visitors recently. Thats not what Visit Florida meant, however, when it announced the increase. It meant visitors from South and Central America where economies have flourished visitors more likely to travel to such destinations as Miami and Orlando, noted Mr. Wells. A member of the Tourist Development Council, he pointed out that in recent months Lee (along with Collier and Charlotte) has been turning an eye to that market but without the big draws of a Disney World or an international city where the languages of the Americas are as available as cups of espresso or Cuban sandwiches. Were trying to figure out how to market what we have here, he said. That marketing is ambitious officials would like foreign tourists not merely to buy food and lodging, but to buy homes. And it gets a little easier when the neighbors have good luck Naples, for example, was recently ranked number two among the 15 happiest coastal communities in the United States, in which to live. That welcome feat came from Coastal Living magazine, and it benefits everyone along the southwest coast, officials say. Not to be outdone, Charlotte County announces right up front on the welcoming website (www.floridasinnovationcoast.com) that Greater Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf Islands (were) voted the best place to live in the South. SWFLs wide appealThe quarter ending June 30 saw 18.8 million domestic visitors on top of the 2.4 million foreign tourists, state figures show a slight increase that may suggest more spending and more confidence in the U.S. economy, too. All that translates into more jobs and increased profits, along with a greater sales tax revenue for the state, which excites officials. When we see an increase in tourism numbers, it is encouraging to know that we are inching toward where the industry was prior to not only the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, but the national recession, one official Carol Dover, president of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association told the Florida News Service. That may be the goal, but in Southwest Florida it may still depend on Canadians (along with visitors from other parts of the state and country). For a long time, our bureau has had offices in Germany and the United Kingdom, explained Lee Rose, a spokesman for the Lee Visitor and Convention Bureau who researches the origins and numbers of tourists, and their spending. We have seen a trend with quite an increase in Canadian visitors. For the entire state, Canada is consistently the major, the number one international tourist feeder market. And in Lee, weve seen quite an increase in Canadian numbers. So many that the county hired a Canadian marketing agency to promote and track Maple Leaf visitors. Many come from the Toronto area, but what was somewhat of a surprise was that we saw quite a few come from western Canada, too, Mr. Rose said. Meanwhile, nothing is static. If, for example, the region suffers from a sudden bloom of red tide, all bets are off. But Collier County officials reported last week no red tide on any beach in the county, or for that matter north of it. Traditionally the South American market has gone to Miami and Orlando, but for several months now, we have been putting forth efforts to make some leeway into those markets, Mr. Rose noted. Weve sent some sales staff to Brazil, for example, and hopefully some South Americans will see the southwest coast as a nice change of pace from Miami or Orlando. Weve also undertaken initiatives to work a little more into the French market, but all of it is a process that takes a great deal of time. And numbers in the region dont always look like numbers in the state. In April, for example, Lee County reported that numbers were down from the previous April by 7.4 percent (from roughly 518,000 to 480,000). Figures were similarly showing a decline in numbers in May, but that changed suddenly. In June, visitation was up 26.2 percent, from 334,800 to 422,975, while expenditures rose 10.6 percent from $174.8 to $193.2 million. Mr. Wells, heading out to greet a grinning family of boaters-turned-diners to the fine restaurant he operates at the Inn, treated it like any veteran sailor treats any good weather. This is great, he said, keeping one cautious eye on the future horizon. TOURISMFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOSThe Tarpon Lodge on Pine Island has many local visitors and some from other lands.Were far, far from recession proof... there seem to be more German visitors recently. Rob Wells owner, Tarpon Lodge
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Fiddlers Residential, LLC, Fiddlers Creek Realty, Inc. Licensed Real Estate Broker. ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER, BROKER OR SELLER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, MAKE REFERENCE TO THIS BROCHURE AND, IF APPLICABLE, THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY FLORIDA LAW TO BE FURNISHED TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. All features, amenities, prices and availability are subject to change without conditions and changes. Ownership of property within Fiddlers Creek does not entitle an Owner to any right, title, interest or otherwise to use all planned Club facilities, but rather an opportunity to join, subject to the payment of assessments, fees a nd applicable regulations. Development and construction of these facilities is contingent upon receipt of all applicable governmental permits and approvals. All club facilities and the private golf courses as presently proposed are not constructed nor will all proposed facilities be located within the property encompassed in the Fiddlers Creek PUD. Development and construction of these facilities is contingent upon receipt of all applicable governmental permits and approvals. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITYPRECONSTRUCTION FROM THE $300s A Million-Dollar Lifestyle at a Fraction of the Price! FIDDLERSCREEK.COM 7329300 Fiddlers Creek Information Center: Open 7 days a week, 9am to 5:30pm 8152 Fiddlers Creek Parkway, Naples, Florida 34114 Located on Collier Boulevard on the way to Marco IslandAmador by D.R. Horton 9205 Campanile Circle 3BR+Den/4BA 2,738 A/C Sq. Ft. $523,351 9201 Ca mpanile Circle 2BR+Den/2BA 1,840 A/C Sq. Ft. $443,631 Chiasso Newly Released by D.R. Horton 9310 Chias so Cove Court 3BR+Den/3.5BA 3,522 A/C Sq. Ft. $709,983 9302 Chiasso Cove Court 3BR+Den/3BA 2,583 A/C Sq. Ft. $653,186 Millbrook Ne wly Released by Lennar Homes 3106 Aviamar Circle 2BR+Den/2BA 1,649 A/C Sq. Ft. $425,500 3110 Avia mar Circle 3BR+Den/2BA 2,246 A/C Sq. Ft. $475,500 Single Family Homes 2,800 3,659 A/C Sq. Ft. From $602,990RUNAWAY BAY by Lennar Single Family Homes 1,840 2,738 A/C Sq. Ft. From $389,990AMADOR by D.R. Horton Single Family Homes 2,583 3,522 A/C Sq. Ft. From $514,990CHIASSO by D.R. Horton Single Family Homes 1,649 2,246 A/C Sq. Ft. From $372,990MILLBROOK by Lennar Single Family Homes 2,719 2,949 A/C Sq. Ft. From $599,990MAJORCA by Stock Single Family Homes 3,174 3,490 A/C Sq. Ft. From $714,990MAHOGANY BEND by Stock Single Family Homes 3,685 4,207 A/C Sq. Ft. From $1,049,990ISLA DEL SOL by Stock Majorca Model Leaseback by Stock 8560 Majorca Lane 3BR/4BA 2,949 A/C Sq. Ft. $1,094,990 Mahogany Bend Mode l Leaseback by Stock 3740 Mahogany Bend Drive 4BR/4.5BA 3,490 A/C Sq. Ft. $1,291,990 3716 Ma hogany Bend Drive 4BR/3.5BA 3,202 A/C Sq. Ft. $1,254,990 Isla del Sol Mode l Leaseback by Stock 3860 Isla del Sol Way 4BR/4.5BA 4,246 A/C Sq. Ft. $1,994,990 S M O DEL S N O W O PEN M M M M M M M M O O O O O O O D D D D D D D D E E E E E E E E E L L L L L L S S S S S S S N N N N N N N N O O O O O O O W W W W W W W W W O O O O O O P P P P P P P P P E E E E E E E E E N N N N N N N N ! ! Best Community
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Great 3 BR/3 BA, large kitchen w/eating area.Lely Resort $449,500 SINGLE FAMILY HOME NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 6-12, 2012 B21 OPEN HOUSE THIS SUNDAY 9/9 2PM Your Home... in Golf Paradise!Quail Creek Village10368 Quail Crown Drive Chris Lecca, PA eLeccaTeam@gmail.com www.LetsMoveToNaples.com239.776.5423 3 Bedrooms plus Den, 2.5 Bath, 2 Car Garage$299,000Quail Creek Village's Finest! is gorgeous, recently renovated, move-in ready Single Family home in Quail's Nest is just what you are looking for! Featuring a open and airy layout with Formal Living Room/Den, Dining Room, Remodeled Kitchen (2008) with Custom Cabinets, Stainless Steel Appliances, Granite Counters, Over & Under Cabinet Lighting, and Large Family Room. Also in 2008, new tile oors on the diagonal, carpet, Hurricane Shutters, alarm system, Wood Plantation Shutters, Window Treatments, Light Fixtures, and Completely New Roof were all installed. is home is located just steps away from the Quail's Nest Clubhouse Pool! Quail Creek Village features a Gordy Lewis designed, 69 hole golf course and equity club with 340 members. ere are also Tennis Courts, Clubhouses, and Pools. Club and Golf Equity included.Get in on the ground floor at Terzetto in The Colony SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYTerzetto, the newest phase of The Colony Golf & Bay Club by WCI Communities, is accepting reservations for its luxury penthouse residences. Construction is scheduled to begin soon on the first phase, which will consist of 10 buildings. Residences in Terzetto will overlook nature preserves, lakes and the 11th hole of The Colonys Jerry Pate-designed championship golf course. Each threebedroom residence will occupy an entire floor of the three-story buildings and will have two full baths, a powder room, two-car garages and elevator and stairway access. Luxury features and finishes will include wet bars, granite kitchen countertops and coffered/tray ceilings. Terzettos first-floor homes will have a living and dining room, his-and-her walk-in closets in the master suite and 2,839 total square feet of living space. The kitchen will feature an oversized center island/breakfast bar and pantry. Doors from the living room and master bedroom will access the nearly 230-square-foot lanai. Secondand third-floor homes will offer living and dining rooms, den and 3,852 total square feet of living space. They will have an elevator lobby, foyer and walk-in-closets in the bedrooms. Prices at Terzetto will begin in the mid-$400,000s. Buyers will be able to personalize their home through WCIs Design Studio at the companys nearby Bonita Springs headquarters. Terzetto will also offer a variety of amenities at the club, including formal and casual dining options, a cocktail lounge, golf pro shop, mens and womens lounges and locker rooms and the spa and fitness center. Outdoor amenities include a swimming pool and a tennis pavilion with six Har-Tru courts. Residents of The Colony Golf & Bay Club also have access to Pelican Landing amenities: a 34-acre island beach park, canoe park, tennis courts, fitness center and community center. The communitys resident services program can arrange everything from key holding, housekeeping services and pantry stocking to dry cleaning, domestic and international travel and at-home massages or yoga instruction. For more information, call (800) WCI-2290 or visit www.WCICommunities.com. Learn about opportunities surrounding Southwest Florida International AirportLee County continues to lay the groundwork 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 and can be made at www.reisswfl.org.
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 WEEKLYB226 REAL ESTATE SEPTEMBER 6-SEPTEMBER 12, 2012 >$100,0001 REFLECTION LAKES 14155 Winchester Court #304 $149,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Theresa Strong 239.682.7695>$200,0002 SABAL LAKE 288 Sabal Lake Drive $279,900 PSIR Susan Payne 239.777.7209>$300,0003 REFLECTION LAKES 14667 Fern Lake Court $349,000 PSIR Paul Strong 239.404.3280>$400,0004 MERCATO THE STRADA 9123 Strada Place From $400,000 PSIR Call 239.594.9400 Monday-Saturday 10am-8pm & Sunday 12-8pm 5 PELICAN BAY PEBBLE CREEK 7725 Pebble Creek Circle #205 $489,000 PSIR Heidi Deen 239.370.5388>$500,0006 BONITA BAY ESPERIA & TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive From $500,000 PSIR Call 239.495.1105 Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 10am-5pm 7 PARK SHORE TERRACES 4751 Gulf Shore Blvd. North #1403 $525,000 PSIR Susan Barton 239.860.1412>$600,0008 TWINEAGLES 12300 Wisteria Drive $695,000 PSIR John DAmelio 239.961.5996>$700,0009 PELICAN ISLES CONDOMINIUMS 435 Dockside Dr. $729,000-$2,500,000 Amerivest Realty Bridgette Foster 239.253.8001 Sunday 1-4pm 10 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE 280 Grande Way From $799,000 PSIR Call 239.594.1700 Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 12-5pm>$800,00011 TWINEAGLES 12312 Wisteria Drive $830,000 PSIR John DAmelio 239.961.5996 12 PARK SHORE TROPICS 4500 Gulf Shore Blvd. North #241 $895,000 PSIR Paul Graffy 239.273.0403>$1,000,00013 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1220 Gordon River Trail From $1,500,000 PSIR Call 239.261.3148 MondaySaturday 9am-5pm & Sunday 12-5pm 14 PELICAN BAY ST RAPHAEL 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #609 $1,550,000 PSIR Jean Tarkenton Also available: #601 $1,525,000 #901 $1,495,000 #907 $1,365,000 #V-11 $850,000 15 MEDITERRA 14822 Bellezza Lane $1,595,000 Naples Estate Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade BuaBell 239.465.4645 1-4 pm>$2,000,00016 OLD NAPLES 120 5th Ave South $2,295,000 PSIR Cindy Thompson 239.860.6513 17 VILLAS ESCALANTE 260 5th Avenue South #H3 $2,395,000 Naples Estate Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.465.4645 1-4 pm 18 VANDERBILT BEACH MORAYA BAY 11125 Gulfshore Drive #407 From $2,500,000 PSIR Call 239.514.5050 Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 12-5pm 19 COQUINA SANDS NAPLES CASAMORE 1752 Gulf Shore Blvd. North From $2,800,000 PSIR Call 239.963.4242 Open Daily 12-4pm>$10,000,00020 PORT ROYAL 1007 Galleon Drive $10,900,000 PSIR Frank Sajtar 239.776.8382 2 4 3 5 15 6 10 16 17 13 14 11 7 19 8 9 12 18 1 20
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INSIDE A GUIDE TO THE LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 6-12, 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 Coming soonArts writer Nancy Stetson shares a sneak peek at whats in store on PBS. C8 Writing ChallengeSend us your prose or poetry based on a new photo prompt. C17 Living up to its nameChinatown Restaurant is just like those wonderful mom-and-pop places in the Big Apple. C27 A familiar face from The von Liebig Art Center has been named executive director of the Naples Art Association. Aimee Schlehr, a part of the staff since 2009, will move into the role of executive director and continue to lead the organization. The announcement was made by Stacey Bulloch, president of the board of directors. Aimee has shown real initiative by steadily taking on increasing responsibilities at the art center and has proven to be a valued and thoughtful member of the team, Ms. Bulloch says. In her time here, she has inspired a spirit of cooperation with all who are involved. Her understanding of what the art center means to the community and its members is paramount, and we are excited to recognize her exceptional talent and leadership with this new title. As executive director, Ms. Schlehr becomes a chief representative and spokesperson of the NAA, and as such, she eagerly engages with community leaders to encourage investment in the association. She believes that the best years are yet ahead, where the organizations relationships will strengthen, its mission becomes reenergized and businesses and individual donors are engaged and recognized for their support. I love being part of this team, building community relationships and seeing artists of all ages creating and honing their talents, she says. Ms. Schlehr will continue to oversee the financial management and day-today operations of the art center. As a nonprofit, the challenge is to run the organization as a business whileSchlehr named to top spot at Naples Art Association ON GOESNANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com ITS BACK! After a brief hiatus, The Percussion Summit the Philharmonic Center for the Arts homegrown celebration of all things that can be struck, beat, tapped, brushed or rung with sticks, mallets, brushes, fingers or hands returns on Saturday, Sept. 8. The concert features percussionists from the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, Tampas Florida Orchestra and the Jacksonville Symphony. This years guest drummers are Ndugu Chancler, a Los Angeles studio musician and teacher at the University of Southern California, and Ruben Alvarez, a Chicagobased Latin percussionist, drum set artist, composer and producer. BEAT THEEver-popular Percussion Summit returns to the PhilSEE BEAT, C4 SEE SCHLEHR, C16 COURTESY IMAGESJohn Evans Learn from the pros at percussion clinic.C4 >>inside:BY KATHLEEN TAYLORSpecial to Florida Weekly SCHLEHR
My boyfriend has a new cat. Shes not my cat, he says. This tiny kitten from the house next door that has been hanging around his place for the last two weeks. She bounded out of the bushes when he first moved in, all fluffy black fur and raucous purring, and in short order she has pawed her way into his space. Now they spend every night together, and she wakes him up just after dawn with her cold nose pressed against his cheek. But shes not my cat, he says when I tease him, this manly man who stands 6-foot-5, whose arms are thick as logs and who has been a dog person for as long as Ive known him. I mean, shes hanging out here. But she knows its not serious. I had to laugh. How many times have I heard this exact quote from the mouths of my male friends? This must be a standard line for a standard thought process. Sure, all the outward signs of a relationship are there; sure, the kitty probably goes back to her cat friends and gushes about the great new guy shes met, how serious they are, how hes thinking about getting her fixed. But my boyfriend? Hes just not that into her. Or so it seems. Maybe this is all part of a bigger game. Men want us to believe they are hardwired for freedom, that they have a biological drive toward independence, and who am I to contradict them? When my boyfriend talks about this new cat, I let him maintain the illusion that hes keeping things light. Because I know this new kitty, all black fuzz and soft eyes, is wise in the way that all women are wise. She is patient. She is sweet. She rubs his head with her small head in the mornings, and she purrs when she sees him. So that all the while hes telling me its nothing serious, his actions speak louder than his commitment-free words. Hes started buying her cat food. The good stuff, I hear. When he caught her drinking out of the toilet, he made a special trip to the store to buy her a water dish. Last week he talked about getting her spayed. Not because Im keeping her, he said. Just so, you know, she wont have any babies. From the way he talks, youd think he was the one deciding the terms of their relationship. Perhaps we would all do well to take a lesson from their, shall we say, courtship. Ive read too many relationship advice books that urge women to dictate the conditions of their relationships. These books say a woman should lay down ultimatums when her desires arent met on schedule. But I have to wonder if thats always the best approach. Not that a woman shouldnt know her limits or be clear about her desires, but when it comes to getting what she wants, I wonder if more sweetness more purring isnt in order. Sometimes thats exactly what it takes to make a man realize what hes wanted all along. f t o h h artisHENDERSONsandydays@floridaweekly.com SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSWily in love, like a cat Southwest Floridas Most Comprehensive Skin CenterTHREE FELLOWSHIP-TRAINED MOHS SURGEONSCAMISA PSORIASIS CENTER COSMETIC AND LASER DERMATOLOGY AESTHETIC AND PLASTIC SURGERY SPA BLUE MD MEDICAL SPAwww.RiverchaseDermatology.comNORTH NAPLES1015 Crosspointe Dr.239-596-9075 DOWNTOWN NAPLES261 9th St. S.239-216-4337 MARCO ISLAND950 N. Collier Blvd., #303239-642-3337 FORT MYERS7331 Gladiolous Dr.239-437-8810 CAPE CORAL413 Del Prado Blvd. Suite 101239-443-1500 SEE SPOT.SEE SPOT CHANGE. SEE RIVERCHASE DERMATOLOGY Same week appointments available.www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 6-12, 2012
The sidewalks stir with local artists, musicians and street performers the 2nd Saturday of every month. Located just north of Vanderbilt Beach Road on U.S. 41Introducing a different take on street performance. Explore the innovatively raw and textured artworks of mixed media artist Debbie Henderson and sculptor Joel Shapses during the pop-up art gallery at 6p in suite 5130.JOURNEY through the looping sonic rhythms of Vegatron. REVEL in the folk vibes of The 45s and Boz n Bon. GROOVE to the tunes of a young guitarist. BECOME MESMERIZED by the Native American flute. STAND ENTHRALLED to the dramatic acts of Youth Theatre. Come one. Come all. An Event Not to Be Missed! Pick up your Backstage Pass at the following locations for your chance to win a $500 cash prize:Blue Martini | Charming Charlie | Chipotle GiGis Childrens Boutique | Pikolinos | Premier Sothebys Silverspot Cinemas | Spectacles | Swim N Sport The Counter | The Pub | Z Gallerie Pucci & CatanaLuxury Pet Boutique DESIGNERS Open 7 days a week/10am-10pm Shop Online www.pucciandcatana.com SHOP ONLINE Use Code: CAT10SHOP ONLINE pucciandcatana.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 6-12, 2012 C3 Absolutely beautiful clothing for the whole family and terric home furnishings at very aordable prices.St. Johns Shoppe An Upscale riftAn outreach ministry of St. Johns Episcopal ChurchMonday Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.SoAll proceeds benet local Collier Charities Faith886 110th Avenue North | North Naples, FL 34108(West o Tamiami Trail, 1 block south of Immokalee Road)239.597.9518 KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON DONTATING www.stjohnsshoppe.com AUDITION CALLSTheres no shortage of opportunities for aspiring or experienced actors to try out for roles in the new seasons productions by area theater companies. Here are some auditions coming up: The Marco Players hold tryouts from 7-9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 10-11, for Neil Simons Plaza Suite. Richard Joyce will direct the comedy about what happens in the lives of several couples who check in to Suite 719 in The Plaza Hotel. The cast calls for four women and six men of various ages. Rehearsals for Plaza Suite begin Oct. 1, and performances are set for Nov. 7-25. The Marco Players also has numerous opportunities for volunteers, from stage managers and set designers to ushers, throughout the season. For more information, call Marilyn Hilbert at 594-8584 or visit www.themarcoplayers.com. The Naples Players 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, Leading Ladies follows 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 Pennsylv ania. All performers need to be comfortable with broad characters and physical comedy. John McKerrow will direct. Rehearsals begin Oct. 8, and performances are Nov. 20-Dec. 15. In addition to performers, volunteers are needed backstage and the front of the house for the new season. For more information, call 434-7340, ext. 10. 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. The season opens with A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Rehearsals begin Nov. 19, and performances are Nov. 29-Dec. 9. The season continues with Grand Hotel, Next to Normal and 0 in the Shade. For more information about scheduling an audition, call 449-2323 or e-mail Artistic Director Mark Danni at email@example.com. Equity members without appointments will be seen throughout the audition day as time permits. Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers has scheduled open auditions for adults and children for five productions in its upcoming season on Saturday, Sept. 29. Children ages 6-17 will audition at 10 a.m., with sign-ups beginning at 9 a.m. Performers ages 18 and up will audition at 1 p.m., with sign-ups starting at noon. Auditions are on a first-come, first-served basis. No appointments will be taken. Shows in the seasons lineup are: Miracle on 34th Street, Fiddler on the Roof, The Sound of Music, Menopause the Musical and Shrek the Musical. For more information, visit www.broadwaypalm.com.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 6-12, 2012 The upcoming summit is the 10th such program to take place at the Phil. It didnt take place last year; in 2004, Hurricane Ivan prevented it from happening. The new management brought it back, says John Evans, principal timpanist for the NPO and coordinator/ emcee of the event. Kathleen van Bergen (who became president and CEO of the Phil a year ago this month), felt it was a very good educational event and community outreach. I presented the idea to her very early once she got here, and she said shed like to bring it back. Tickets are $10, and anyone who buys one can also attend the percussion clinic from 3-6 p.m. for free. In keeping with the concerts informal tone, attendees can choose for themselves where to sit in the Phils main performance hall.About the guest artistsMr. Chancler has performed with musicians such as Herbie Hancock, Hugh Masekela, Miles Davis and Freddie Hubbard, and performed and recorded with George Duke, Patrice Rushen, John Lee Hooker, Frank Sinatra, Weather Report, Lionel Richie, Kenny Rogers and Thelonious Monk. He played drums for Michael Jacksons Thriller album. (Thats his drumming on Billie Jean.) Well play Billie Jean, Mr. Evans promises. We couldnt let him leave without him playing that. He says Mr. Chancler will also perform Birdland, which was a big hit for Weather Report. Both tunes, as with everything at The Percussion Summit, will be performed using only percussion instruments. Mr. Alvarez wears multiple hats, including being musical director of the Raices Latin percussion ensemble and El Trio Tropical Latin Music ensemble. He has recorded and appeared with a number of artists, including Eddie Palmieri, Chucho Valdes, Anita Baker, The Commodores, Junior Wells, Dave Mason, Patricia Barber, the Chicago Sinfonetta and the Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra. He was a guest artist at the 2005 Percussion Summit, a last-minute substitute for Taku Hirano, who cancelled in order to take care of his family in New Orleans, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Ruben was really popular when he was here, Mr. Evans says. He does a great job of incorporating the audience and bringing them into the show. He has a lot of energy. Hes great fun. He offers a word of advance notice to concert-goers: Do not expect to just sit in your seat. Mr. Alvarez, he explains, will have you chanting and singing along with him, as well as who knows what else. I think last time he had people up dancing in the aisles. The first half of the evenings performance focuses on a world theme, with pieces influenced by Japan, Australia, Spain and Africa. The second half features Mr. Chancler, Mr. Alvarez and a steel drum band, which is always an audience favorite. I dont have steel drums play every year, Mr. Evans says, but when I dont, people say they wish they had heard it. Among the other percussion instruments that will keep the beat this year: snare drums, timpani, congas and timbales, along with marimbas, vibraphones and xylophones (all instruments played with mallets) and orchestra bells or the glockenspiel. And African Welcome Piece starts off with people playing bullroarers. Thats one of the more unusual ones, Mr. Evans adds. Previous Percussion Summits have featured atypical instruments such as car brake drums and another audience favorite garbage cans. No garbage cans this time, Mr. Evans says.Cause for celebrationThe concert will begin with the world premiere of a composition by Stan Leonard, former principal timpanist of the Pittsburgh Symphony for 38 years. Drum Celebration is the fourth piece Mr. Leonard has composed for the Percussion Summit over the years. I knew it was going to be the opener, the composer says. John likes to have something that grabs the audiences attention right off the bat. The piece is written for 14 musicians and no conductor. It has an underlying rhythm that everybody can hold onto, he explains. It opens with the famous rhythm from Ravels Bolero. One drummer starts out, Mr. Leonard says, and gradually the others join in. By the time the piece is cranking up a little bit, eight snare drummers are playing it, but theyre playing it very softly. Gradually, the timpani, cymbals and the bass drum strictly the normal kind of battery instruments join in. As the piece progresses, the players use different kinds of sticks and brushes on the drums, then return to the sticks for the conclusion. Its like a race to the end, he says. Theres a little foot-stomping on the floor. Mr. Leonards music is published and has been performed in the United States, Europe and all over the world. He estimates hes written about 40 pieces for percussionists, but only a few that call for as many instruments as Drum Celebration. He initially had some other ideas about what he would write for the return of The Percussion Summit, But then I got to thinking, Lets make this a celebration, as we didnt have a Percussion Summit last year. Drum Celebration, he says, is exactly what its name implies. Its a celebration of drums. And this just happens to be a celebration. Were back in the saddle. Were having a Percussion Summit again. BEATFrom page 1 The Percussion Summit>> When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 >> Where: The Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples >> Cost: $10 >> Info: 597-1900 or www.thephil.org >> More: A percussion clinic takes place from 3-6 p.m. the same day, free to those who purchase a ticket to the evenings concert. Tickets to the clinic only are $8. Ruben Alvarez Ndugu Chancler Stanley Leonard One drummer starts out and gradually the others join in. By the time the piece is cranking up a little bit, eight snare drummers are playing it, but theyre playing it very softly. Stanley Leonard, composer
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 6-12, 2012 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Theater Play Readings Theatre Conspiracy presents staged readings of eight plays by local playwrights at 8 p.m. Sept. 6-8 and 13-15 and at 2 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Alliance of the Arts, Fort Myers. $5. 936-3239. The Rat Pack Lounge At Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre through Oct. 6. 278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm. com. Thursday, Sept. 6 Plant Your Questions Collier County Master Gardeners offer free advice about ailing plants during a free clinic from 9 a.m. to noon at the Naples Botanical Garden. Art Class Clay: Handbuilding & Raku Techniques, a five-week class taught by Richard Rosen, runs from 1-4 p.m. Thursdays starting today and from 6-9 p.m. Mondays starting Sept. 10 at Rosen Gallery & Studios. 2172 J&C Blvd. $195. 821-1061 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Night of Fashion Fashions Night Out runs from 6-9 p.m. at Waterside Shops. Enjoy a night of all things fashion, including informal modeling, in-store events, special offers and the latest fall trends along with cocktails and music. 598-1605. Mercato Music Night Groove to psychedelic rock by the high-energy Devon Meyers Band from 6-9 p.m. in the piazza next to Bravo! at Mercato. Free. Bring a lawn chair for seating. Live Music Joey Fiato entertains tonight and Saturday at Handsome Harrys. See the restaurants complete schedule of live entertainment at www. handsomeharrys.com or call 434-6400. Just for Laughs Jim Florentine performs tonight through Sunday at the Off the Hook Comedy Club, 599 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. 389-6900. Paint Party DAYGLOW: The E.N.D., billed as the worlds largest paint party, runs from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. at Germain Arena. 11000 Everblades Pkwy. (800) 7453000. Friday, Sept. 7 24-Hour Festival FGCU Theatre Lab announces the theme and elements for its sixth annual 4 Hour Festival beginning at 6 p.m. in the FGCU Arts Complex. Entries and awards will be announced at 8 p.m. Saturday. Free. 5907183 or email@example.com. Art Opening The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs holds an opening reception for the Color exhibit from 6-8 p.m. The juried show explores the idea of color in all the hidden niches of our collective psyche. The reception features a special Colors contemporary dance performance by artist Angela Hicks. 26100 Old 41 Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Fashion Show The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center presents Art Walks the Runway: A Weekend of Fashion tonight and Saturday. Tonights show takes place from 6-10 p.m. during Art Walk and feature fashions from River District boutiques along with a special performance art runway show and an exotic hair show. 2301 First St., Fort Myers. 333-1933 or www.sbdac.com. Saturday, Sept. 8 For the Birds As migration season begins, Naples Botanical Garden and the Collier County Audubon Society present a guided tour for young bird nerds ages 6-18 beginning at 8 a.m. at the Garden. $5 for ages 4-14; $10 for others. Registration through Audubon required. 643.7822 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. WordGirl Visit WordGirl, the star of the PBS childrens show, greets fans at the Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 15080 Livingston Road. 514-0084 or www.cmon.org. Southern Jazz A Celebration of Dixieland Jazz runs from 1-3 p.m. at The Norris Center, 755 Eighth Ave. S. 213-3049. Feel the Beat The Percussion Summit begins at 3 p.m. and continues with a concert at 8 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or www. thephil.org. See story on page C1. Saturday Nights Alive Mixed media artist Debbie Henderson and sculptor Joel Shapses showcase their art at Saturday Nights Alive at Mercato. Meet the artists at 6 p.m. in Suite 5130, and enjoy more art, music and performances outside until 9 p.m. www.facebook.com/ mercatonaples. Tribute Show The Stage hosts an AC/DC tribute show tonight beginning at 7:15 p.m. Call about more tribute shows coming up, including Rod Stewart, Bob Seger and Billy Joel. 9144 Bonita Beach Rd. 405-8566. www.thestagebonita.com. Two to Tango Brush up on your tango steps with a class at 7:30 p.m. and say for milonga from 8-11 p.m. at Repun Tango Naples. $15 per person. 1673 Pine Ridge Road. 738-4184. Acoustic Rock The Trouble Makerz perform from 8-10 p.m. in Market Plaza at Gulf Coast Town Center. 267-0783 or www.Gulfcoasttowncenter.com. Sunday, Sept. 9 Pickin and Grinnin The Alliance for the Arts and the Acoustic Music Society of Southwest Florida kick off an indoor bluegrass series from 2-5 p.m. with the guitar and fiddle duo Ritter and Lewis, guitar players Steve Palmer and Lance Shearer and The Sawgrass Drifters at the Alliance of the Arts, Fort Myers. 939-2787 or www.artinlee.org. Chamber Music The chamber ensemble of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra presents Passion and Drama at 3 p.m. today and 8 p.m. Tuesday. 5971900 or www.thephil.org. Monday, Sept. 10 Art Talk The FGCU Department of Visual and Performing Arts presents a gallery talk titled Jerry P. Sell: Realism In Portraiture at 4 p.m. in the FGCU ArtLab. The exhibit is on display through Sept. 28. 590-7238 or email@example.com. All That Jazz Jazz things up with Jebry and friends from 6-9 p.m. at Mongellos. 4221 Tamiami Trail E. 793-2644. Films in Fort Myers TGIM: Thank God for Indie Mondays with host Eric Raddatz begins with happy hour at 6:30 p.m. following by the screening of several short films in consideration of their 2013 programming with local films and local music at 7 p.m. at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Fort Myers. $5. www.fortmyersfilmfestival.com. Bonita Screening The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents a screening and discussion of Man on the Train beginning at 7 p.m. $8. 26100 Old 41 Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Tuesday, Sept. 11 Walking Tour The Naples Historical Society conducts a walking tour of the downtown historic district beginning at 9 a.m. Meet at Palm Cottage, 137 12th Ave. S. Reservations required. 261-8164 or www. napleshistoricalsociety.org. Coming up 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. To RSVP: 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. To RSVP: 775-5592. Picasso at the Lapin Agile By the Laboratory Theater of Florida Sept. 14-29 at 1634 Woodford Ave. 218-0481. Glow Bowling Florida Gulf Coast Universitys Alumni Association hosts the sixth annual Dollars for FGCU Scholars bowling night and silent auction from 6-9 p.m. Sept. 15 at Beacon Bowl Lanes. 5901087 or www.fgcu.edu/alumni. Food Truck Rally Seminole Casino Immokalee holds its monthly Paradise Food Truck Rally from 1-5 p.m. Sept. 16. Food items start at $5. www.seminolecasinoevents.com. Mercato Movie Bring a chair or blanket and settle in under the stars for a free screening of Tootsie beginning around 7:45 p.m. Sept. 18 on the lawn across from Naples Flatbread and Yogurbella at Mercato. The 1982 comedy stars Dustin Hoffman and Jessica Lange. Movie night at Mercato is sponsored by Whole Foods on the third Tuesday of every month. Submit calendar listings and high-resolution photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. E-mail text, jpegs or Word documents are accepted. No pdfs or photos of flyers. The deadline for calendar submissions is noon Sunday. COURTESY PHOTOThe 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. Included in the show is Uniform Encounter, above, charcoal on paper by Oscar Vargas. 565 Park St. 262-6517 or www.naplesart.org.COURTESY PHOTODine and dance just like the good old days when jazz vocalist Nevada Wilkens accompanied by The Jerry Stawski Trio headline Cloydes Supper Club Soiree from 6-8:30 p.m. Sept. 12. $35 for a four-course dinner, $5 for classic cocktails such as shaken-not-stirred martinis, Manhattans, Sidecars and OldFashioneds. Reservations: 261-0622.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 6-12, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 Its never too early to mark your calendar for galas and fundraisers not to miss in the coming social season. Nor is it too soon to list your nonprofit organizations event in Florida Weekly. Send Save the Date details to editor Cindy Pierce at email@example.com. Baby Basics of Collier County hosts its annual fall fashion show and brunch at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at Dillards in Coastland Center. Guests will enjoy a discount on all purchases throughout the store that day, and Dillards will donate a portion of sales back to Baby Basics. Tickets are $70 per person, which will allow Baby Basics to provide diapers to two babies for a month. For reservations or more information, e-mail Camille@ thesupplees.com or jogger2308@aol. com. Planned Parenthood of Collier County has engaged two distinguished womens right advocates for its major fundraisers this season. The Voices of Choice luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club will feature lawyer and professor Sarah Weddington, who is believed to be the youngest person to ever win a case before the Supreme Court. Ms. Weddington successfully argued the 1973 landmark Roe v. Wade case, in which the court held that there is a constitutional right of privacy for individuals to decide whether to continue or terminate an unwanted pregnancy. Luncheon tickets are $75 a person. Gloria Steinem will be the guest speaker at The Choice Affair on Saturday evening, Feb. 2, at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. A voice for womens right for more than 40 years, Ms. Steinem has brought into the public eye a range of issues, from domestic violence and sexual harassment to reproductive rights and gender inequity in the workplace. A writer, activist and champion of the feminist and social justice movement, she cofounded Ms. and New York magazines as well as the National Womens Political Caucus. Tickets to The Choice Affair are $350 at the Friends Membership level; sponsorships range from $1,500 to $10,000. Proceeds from both events will help give voice to the women, men and teens who benefit from the services of Planned Parenthood of Collier County, whose mission is to enable people to make responsible choices about their sexual and reproductive health by providing comprehensive medical and educational services and by promoting access to these services. For reservations or more information, call 262-8923, ext. 309. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation-Suncoast Chapter hosts its annual Hope Gala on Saturday, March 2, at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. The evening will honor David Collar for his ongoing dedication to JDRF as well as to the community. JDRF is the leading global organization focused on Type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. For more information, call 5912825 or visit www.jdrf.org. The 2013 Mending Broken Hearts with Hope luncheon for the Shelter for Abused Women & Children is set for Friday, Feb. 22, at The RitzCarlton, Naples. Guest speaker Dr. Susan Weitzman is the founder and president of The Weitzman Center, a nonprofit educational and resource center dedicated to helping survivors of upscale violence, increasing public awareness and educating professionals who respond to these survivors. She has written a book, Not to People Like Us: Hidden Abuse in Upscale Marriages, and is working on a documentary about the subject. The luncheon will also feature a silent auction and the Designer Boutique (Feb. 22-23). Tickets are $350 per person, $1,500 for patrons. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, call 7753862, ext. 261, or e-mail cdalessandro@ naplesshelter.org. Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind man to climb to the top of Mount Everest and the only one to reach the top of all Seven Summits, will speak at Youth Havens third annual Home Hope Healing luncheon Wednesday, Jan. 30, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. Event co-chairs are Kim Collins and April Garrett. A former middle school teacher and wrestling coach, Mr. Weihenmayer is one of the most celebrated adventurers in the world. Despite losing his vision at the age of 13, he has become an accomplished mountain climber, paraglider and skier, redefining what it means to be blind and opening the eyes and minds of people around the world. Tickets are $250 per person or $1,500 for patrons, who get two seats at the luncheon as well as invitations to a VIP reception beforehand. Sponsorships also are available. For more information, contact Carol Shaw at Youth Haven by calling 687-5155 or visiting carol.shaw@ youthhaven.net. For more information about Youth Haven, visit www.youthhaven.net. The 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 H ot el and Golf C lub. Notable Neapolitans are paired with professional dancers from the Naples Academy of Performing Arts to dance two-minute routines. As well as being judged on their dancing ability, performers also compete for a prize awarded to the dancer who raises the most money for LVCC. Tickets are $175 per person. 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 Bachelore tte is the evenings special guest. Tickets are $125 per person or $800 for a table of eight. For reservations or more information, call 643-4673 or visit www. cancerallianceofnaples.org. Plans are cooking for the first-ever 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 262-2259. 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. Co-chairs 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) Saturday, Oct. 20, at Germain BMW. Its a great event for vendors of pet products of all kinds as well. The societys 14th annual Tea & Fashion Show moves to The RitzCarlton Beach Resort this year on Thursday afternoon, Dec. 6. Visit www.humanesocietynaples.com for information about tickets and sponsorship opportunities as the dates draw closer. The Collier County NAACPs 30th annual Freedom Fund Banquet is set for 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Hilton Naples. Tickets are $100 per person. For reservations or for information about sponsorships or advertising in the banquet program, call 455-2886, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.naacpcolliercounty.com. Red, White & Roulette, the annual fundraiser for Friends of the Library 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 or visit collier-friends.org. SAVE THE DATE BERNADETTE LA PAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLY At the 2011 NCH Hospital Ball: Maya and Orlando Rosales, above left, and Dr. Michael Damask, Lori Joyce and Heather and Art Bur ton.
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Theyre brought to New York City for five days of theater boot camp, officially known as the National High School Musical Theater Awards. The event culminates in a 2-hour performance on a Broadway stage. Each student performs in the opening and closing number, as well as in a small ensemble. They also perform a solo. Six finalists are chosen, and at the end, one young woman and young man win the coveted Jimmy Award. The students come from all over the United States; for many of them, its their first time in New York City. Its amazing! Its how life should be, one student marvels upon seeing the city. Another says: I think New York is awesome. It doesnt care what you think of it, though I like the people here. I like the way that people dress, I like the buildings, and I want to live here. For these kids, its all about performing. Being onstage is when I feel most alive, one says. But for some of them, its also where they feel the most nervous, especially when they see who theyre competing against. Theyre coming to us as winners of their local competition, explains director Van Kaplan. And theyve been the star of their high school musical. And now weve surrounded them with 59 other students that are every bit as talented. Some are inspired by that, others are intimidated. In addition to receiving direction from Mr. Kaplan, the students are put through their paces by choreographer Kiesha Lalama and receive coaching from Broadway performers such as Liz Callaway and Michael McElroy. In the first episode, singer/pianist Michael Feinstein stops by to talk with the group and winds up accompanying one student on They Cant Take That Away From Me. After giving the young man feedback about his performance, Mr. Feinstein then proceeds to deconstruct the song, explaining its lyrics and structure. Broadway or Bust viewers will see how a musical number develops, from first rehearsal to performance. And anyone interested in performing will learn valuable tips. (For example, Mr. Kaplan tells the kids: Youre really auditioning from the moment you step into the room.) The first episode of Broadway or Bust held promise; I was disappointed not to be able to see the entire three parts. Though the viewer is presented with many different kids, by the end of the first hour, certain individuals were starting to stand out. These are budding Broadway Babies, performers we might very well pay to see on stage a few years from now. Broadway or Bust starts at 8 p.m Sunday, Sept. 9. Call the MidwifeJust like that maid in Gone with the Wind, I dont know anything bout birthin babies. But after watching the new BBC drama series, Call the Midwife, I almost feel like an expert. I admit, I was doubtful about this show. I expected scenes with plenty of blood and endless women screaming through labor. And there is that; how can you have a show about midwifery without showing women giving birth? But Call the Midwife is much more than that; it possesses an unexpected charm that makes it undeniably compelling television. It was a smash hit in the UK, even more popular than Downton Abbey. Based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth, who died last year, the series follows her as a young midwife assigned to work in Londons impoverished East End in 1957. Shes played by Jessica Raine, who, off-duty, looks as if shes stepped out of Vogue magazine or a s advertisement. (Vanessa Redgrave provides the opening and closing voiceovers of Jenny Lee later in life.) Jenny is surprised to learn that shes to work out of a convent. And shes initially uncomfortable with the neighborhood and her duties, realizing I knew nothing of life itself. Judy Parfitt plays Sister Monica Joan, an eccentric older nun whos delightfully daft. Soon after welcoming Jenny to the convent, she declares, I feel we are prompted to go in search of cake. Shes inspired by the Christian Mystics, but also sounds as if shed fit right in if she were in California in the s, with all her metaphorical talk and mention of vibrations. In episode two, another midwife comes to work at the understaffed convent: Chummy Browne, played by British comic actress Miranda Hart. Chummy is dismayed when she learns shell have to learn how to ride a bicycle in order to visit the expectant mothers. On her first venture out, she manages to knock down a constable. This series is the perfect balance of comedy and drama, giving us fully developed characters we come to care about. Call the Midwife is surprisingly magical and definitely addictive. Midwifery is the very stuff of life, says Ms. Redgrave in a voiceover. Every child is conceived in love or lust and born in pain, followed by joy, or by tragedy and anguish. Every birth is attended by a midwife. She is in the thick of it. She sees it all. Call the Midwife premieres at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, and runs for six episodes. Other showsA little while ago, I wrote about watching the Metropolitan Operas new production of Wagners Ring cycle in a local movie theater, as part of the Mets Live in HD series. Now its coming to PBS. The station will broadcast the Ring cycle in its entirety, over four nights, on its encore channel. The first opera, Das Rheingold, airs at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, with the remaining operas airing consecutively on the following nights. Even if you dont plan on watching all 15 or 16 hours of this four-opera series, dont miss Wagners Dream, a two-hour documentary about the making of this production. It airs on the encore channel as well, at 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10. Director Robert Lepage takes opera into the 21st century, using a 24-plank rotating set with digitalized images that react to body heat, movement and voice. Diehard purists, as well as some critics, hated the staging (one compared it to a basketball court), but it lured new people to opera. I thought it was a very creative way to stage an opera thats been called unstageable (because it calls for mermaids swimming underwater, flying horses and a rainbow bridge.) Even if you dont like opera, Wagners Dream is well worth watching, as you get to see behind the scenes and watch as an opera is created. Also coming to PBS this September, on Masterpiece Mystery! is Wallander III, the third in a series of mysteries based on Henning Mankells bestselling novels. Kenneth Branagh plays the brooding Swedish detective Kurt Wallander. This trio of shows consists of: An Event in Autumn (Sept. 9), The Dogs of Riga (Sept. 16) and Before the Frost (Sept. 23), all showing from 9-10:30 p.m. on Sundays. So microwave some popcorn, settle down on your couch and enjoy some outstanding television on PBS this fall. nancySTETSONnstetson@floridaweekly.com Cast members from Broadway or Bust Jessica Raine in Call the Midwife
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 6-12, 2012 C11 Is it worth $10? NoBootlegging brothers try to keep the new authorities away as the brothers run their illegal business. There, thats it. One sentence. All Lawless needs to focus on is what connects to that one, simple sentence. But director John Hillcoat cant help himself. He throws in love interests for two of the brothers, a gangster who has nothing to do with them, religious implications, a handicapped innocent in over his head, brutal violence with irrelevant characters and a third brother whose only role is to sit around and get drunk. Its all a big, uneven and unfocused mess. Based on a true story from early 1930s Virginia, Forrest Bondurant (Tom Hardy) runs a successful saloon. This is Prohibition-era America, but Forrest nonetheless makes a hefty profit on the side selling moonshine to locals, including cops. His youngest brother Jack is cowardly and weak but ambitious, and because Shia LaBeouf plays him, we know that he matters. Their other brother, Howard (Jason Clarke), is the aforementioned drinker. All is well for them until a new special deputy named Charlie Rakes (Guy Pearce) comes to town threatening to clear out the lawbreakers. A war between Rakes and the Bondurants begins I think, but theres so much going on that Rakes disappears for long stretches and is nearly forgotten about. Its sad to say that some great actors are superfluous, but its hard to argue otherwise. In this case, new bartender Maggie (Jessica Chastain, The Help) strikes up a needless romantic tension with Forrest. Preachers daughter Bertha (Mia Wasikowska, Alice In Wonderland) strikes up a needless romantic tension with Jack. And gangster Floyd Banner (Gary Oldman, The Dark Knight Rises) doesnt have much to do with anything. That doesnt even begin to list the other supporting actors/characters, all of whom get lost in the mix.Its worth noting that there are moments in which central characters could plausibly be killed off without damaging narrative momentum. When you have so many big names in a cast, you can afford to lose one or two along the way, especially if the shock value could/would reignite interest in the story. If all these characters and angles were part of a TV series, it would work fine, but its too much for 115 minutes. Its a shame, too, because the performances are strong across the board and the film is nicely made, particularly the costumes and production design. The violence is often abrupt and surprisingly brutal, and the language is often vulgar, making what could have been a family-friendly PG-13 drama an R movie that is unnecessarily harsh. Sometimes violence needs to be jarring in order to make an impact; here it would have sufficed to have it mostly implied. Screenwriter Nick Caves script is based on the book The Wettest County in the World by Matt Bondurant, who is the real-life grandson of LaBeoufs character. As always, how loyal the script is to the book and reality is irrelevant. All that matters is making a good movie out of the intriguing source material, but Lawless is too long and all over the place to be good. LATEST FILMSLawless c a h a e r danHUDAKwww.hudakonhollywood.com >> Prohibition ended in December 1933.Premium Rush (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Shannon, Dania Ramirez) Bike messenger Wilee (Gordon-Levitt) evades a dirty cop (Shannon) while trying to deliver an envelope on time. Good action and a surprisingly layered story make this an entertaining note to end the summer on. Rated PG-13.2 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 Marion and Mingus face, even when some of the laughs fall flat. A sequel to Delpys Days In Paris (2007). Rated R. Killer Joe (Matthew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch, Juno Temple) Chris (Hirsch) is forced to put his sister, Dottie (Temple), up as a retainer for the services of an assassin (McConaughey) to kill their mother so they can collect moms life insurance. The plot twists are telegraphed, but its nonetheless grippingly intense and features McConaugheys best performance. Rated NC-17.Cosmopolis (Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, Sarah Gadon) A billionaire asset manager (Pattinson) loses it all as he encounters a variety of individuals while travelling through New York City to get a haircut. Writer/director David Cronenbergs film is dense and cerebral, which is fine, but it lacks emotion, which is not fine. Rated R. CAPSULES BETTY MACLEAN TRAVEL, INC. BETTY MACLEAN TRAVEL Inc. e Adventure Travel Company Wednesday, September 12th @ 3:30 PM Please RSVP by: September 10th. Call today to enjoy extra bene ts and savings courtesy of the only Locally Owned Virtuoso Agency in Southwest Florida
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC14 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 6-12, 2012 FLORIDA WRITERSRevealing the surprising progress of Obamas agenda for changeThe New New Deal by Michael Grunwald. Simon & Schuster. 400 pages. $28.Award-winning investigative reporter Michael Grunwald first came to the attention of many Floridians with his highly acclaimed The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida, and the Politics of Paradise (2006), which demonstrated his ability to organize what would seem to be an unwieldy amount of complex research into a vivid, coherent and intellectually stimulating narrative. The Swamp has been a game-changer in the world of ideas. Even more so will be his new book about The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era. While convincingly countering prevailing notions of the Obama administrations accomplishments, The New New Deal manages to be just plain fascinating reading. In the face of his opponents drumbeat attacks belit tling the outcome of Obamas campaign message of hope and change, President Obama, as Mr. Grunwald tells it, has made good on a wide array of promises. A surprising measure of change has already occurred, much of it underneath the radar of the daily news cycle and public awareness. While it is astounding how many Obama initiatives have been stifled by Conservative Republican legislative blockades, it is equally astounding how much has been put into place. Underneath the hubbub and exchanges of insults, the game has changed. Mr. Grunwald frames his discussion of the early years of Obamas presidency by analyzing several interrelated factors. First of all, the magnitude of the U.S. economic crisis was severely underestimated. Secondly, the Republicans were committed to regaining control of the government at just about any cost. Thirdly, the Recovery Act and its underappreciated Stimulus projects, put into place while Obama governed with a legislative majority, have suffered enormous losses in the battle for respect from the general public. Yet they have halted a likely fall into a severe depression and initiated many of the forward-looking goals announced in the campaign agenda. As Mr. Grunwald points out, there have been stumbles along the way. Some projects and investments failed to pay off. And certainly the selling of the Recovery and Stimulus package was far from effective, especially since the media has focused on high-profile failures. However, if one measures stated goals against whats been put into place, the country has been undergoing a stealth revolution that holds great promise for the future if its legs are not amputated in the coming election cycle. In clean energy, there have already been significant strides with many governmentaided private ventures taking hold and creating new jobs in the process. The renovation of the fragile energy grid is under way, along with other energy supply enhancements. Important reforms in education reforms to prepare the United States for a healthy position in the competitive world marketplace for ideas and products are under way. The push for building a network of electronic medical information is already improving medical care while introducing cost-saving, time-saving and erroravoiding benefits. Mr. Grunwald goes so far as to provide convincing data on how the Obama administration gave middle-class workers tax cuts and promoted drastically needed, long delayed, infrastructure projects. Synthesizing thousands of government records, more than 400 interviews and many visits to the sites of stimulus-fostered projects, the author makes the case that the administration itself has never been able to make: that the American people are better off than they were before President Obama took office. Amazingly, by one expert accounting, only 0.001 percent of Recovery Act funds were lost to fraud. Careful oversight and transparency worked. There are measures by which it can be argued that the New New Deal has been even larger than the original New Deal under President Roosevelt. And yet, there lingers the slow progress on job growth even while productivity is up by almost every other measure. And that is the Achilles heel that keeps getting kicked. Perhaps there can be no return to traditional notions of full employment in an era when robotic production lines replace person-power on a daily basis. While intellectually exciting and boldly eye-opening, The New New Deal rests most of all on the authors passion for detail; his ability to observe and underscore meaningful patterns; and his alert, often brilliant and always penetrating prose. Mr. Grumwald, based in Miami Beach, has won the George Polk Award for national reporting, the Worth Bingham Award for investigative reporting and numerous other journalism prizes. His is a senior national correspondent for Time magazine. 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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 like us on facebook NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC16 WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 6-12, 2012 staying focused on our mission, she says. We have a responsibility to our donors and corporate supporters to utilize their gifts to strengthen programming and provide sustainability while reassuring them that their investment will make an impact on their community. A graduate of Leadership Collier, Ms. Schlehr belongs to the National Association of Professional Women, which named her one of its 2012 Women of the Year. She serves on the boards for Immokalee Housing and Family Services, the Seminole Club of Naples and the FSU Family Connection. She holds a bachelors degree from St. Leo University and she owned her own catering business for 15 years on Floridas east coast. A fifth-generation Floridian, she enjoys travelling and spending time with her family, her husband of 25 years and her four children and newborn grandson. Also, with two daughters attending Florida State University in Tallahassee, she loves keeping tabs on FSU football. Kathleen Taylor is director of public relations and marketing for the Naples Art Association. SCHLEHRFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOAimee Schlehr champions community outreach as one of the most important ways the Naples Art Association can give back. She is shown here at a March 2012 event for which the association partnered with Grace Place for Children & Families.Last call for National Art Encounter exhibitArtists throughout the United States are invited to submit one or two current works in any media for The von Liebig Art Centers National Art Encounter 2012-2013 exhibition. The deadline for online applications is Wednesday, Sept. 12. Accepted artists will be notified by Oct. 18. Jurors for this years exhibition are Margaret Miller, director of the Institute for Research in Art at the University of South Florida in Tampa; Corrina Peipon, assistant curator at The Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Culture Center in Los Angeles; and Dulce Roman, curatorial chair and curator of modern art at the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida. The exhibition will be installed throughout The von Liebig and will be on view Dec. 8-Jan. 26. It opens with an awards reception Friday evening, Dec. 7. Many works in the show will be for sale. For applications details or more information, visit www.naplesart.org. Call (239) 597-6722 For More Informationwww.naplesperformingartscenter.com Dance, Drama, Music...NPAC Where Excellence is Achieved! BACK TO SCHOOL BASHMusic, Food, and Fun! Bounce House and activities for all ages! from 11am-2pm. Enjoy tasty treats from our sponsors Red Brick Pizza & Ritas Italian Ice! Come meet the our staff and learn about our after school programs like Ballroom Dancing, Musical Theater and our Junior Film School. This is a free event!Naples Performing Arts Center
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC18 WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 6-12, 2012 Dinner with a View 1901 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, Naples, FL 34102 | 239.403.2000 | EdgewaterNaples.com 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 Put some fun into your collections and start hunting for old or new figurines, plates and drinking mugs that were meant to be jokes. Puzzle mugs date back to the 1700s. They were popular in taverns. When a patron was tipsy, the bartender poured ale into a mug that hid a realistic pottery frog at the bottom. Empty the mug and the frog appeared while other patrons laughed. In the early 1800s, Chinese export porcelains were sometimes decorated with humorous or off-color subjects. One famous design is a scene of a young woman wearing a full skirt and sitting on a swing. The man next to her appears to be pushing the swing. But on the back of the plate you can see the back of the woman. Her skirt is pushed up to show her bare backside. The design was so popular that the same scene was made into a molded iron ashtray 100 years later. Many of these jokes were connected to drinking and bars. In the 1920s, when Prohibition was the law, dozens of small bottles and flasks were made by Schafer and Vater, a German company. They were satirical, funny and risque. A disheveled drunk labeled Prohibition, an Uncle Sam figure holding a martini glass, a decanter shaped like a monk pouring a drink with the inscription Spiritually Uplifting and many other figural bottles that held whiskey were given as gifts for birthdays and holidays. Twentiethcentury joke ceramics range from dimestore potty figures of children sitting on potties to George Tinworths Royal Doulton figurines of animals acting like humans and English Martinware fantasy birds with removable heads. Twenty-firstcentury jokes are easy to find and include Disney and comic-book characters. Many of the fun pieces made before 2000 now sell for high prices. But dont ignore joke ceramics of today. They may turn out to be valuable in 50 years. Q: We own a royal commemorative creamer and sugar that my grandparents brought to this country from Scotland in the early 1900s. We think its from the wedding of King Edward VII to Queen Alexandra. Both pieces are cream-colored with multicolor portraits of the king and queen. The rims are gold and wavy. Neither piece is marked. What is the set worth? A: Queen Victorias oldest son, Albert Bertie Edward (1841-1910), was married to Denmarks Princess Alexandra in 1863. But he didnt become King Edward VII until Queen Victoria died in 1901. Your creamer and sugar commemorate the kings 1901 coronation, not his 1863 wedding. If your set is in excellent condition, it could sell for about $125 to $150. It KOVELS: ANTIQUES Barroom jokes deliver lucrative laughs U t f c terryKOVELnews@floridaweekly.com 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 Tourmemnt NFL KICKOFF PARTY 9/9 STOP BY FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN TICKETS TO THE GAME ON 9/23 DOLPHINS VS. JETS! CHECK OUT OUR NEW DAILY SPECIALS!MONDAY MNF pick 6! Select items are only $6 TUESDAY 2 for 1 Stoli, Bacardi & Jack Daniels cocktails WEDNESDAY THURSDAYAll-U-Can-Eat Snow Crab Legs $21.95 MLB Extra Innings | Sunday NFL Ticket | ALL THE SPORTS you could want! | 130 Big Screen HD TV!NEW SUMMER HOURS www.tavernonthebay.net
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 6-12, 2012 C19 Schafer and Vater, a German company, made this musical decanter to joke about Prohibition. A perfect example would sell for over $300. This 11-inch decanter was sold by Uniques & Antiques of Aston, Pa., a few years ago.COURTESY PHOTO would sell for more in England than in the United States. Q: My wife and I own a 20-inch-high kerosene lamp. The globe and mantle are made of glass, and the base is brass, copper and pewter. The handles are pewter dragons, and the base is decorated with fanciful pewter birds. The lamp is stamped, Consolidated, Pat. Sept. 990 Apr 30 05 April 11 93. Value? A: The stamp indicates that your lamp was made by Consolidated Lamp and Glass Co. of Fostoria, Ohio. The company resulted from a merger of Wallace and McAfee Co. of Pittsburgh and Fostoria Shade and Lamp Co. of Fostoria. Consolidated had a reputation for making fine lamps and other lighting products. The company moved its operations to Coraopolis, Pa., after a fire badly damaged the Ohio factory. Collectors are particularly interested in Consolidated glass made after 1925, when its designers moved towards Art Deco and Lalique-inspired designs. The company temporarily closed during the Depression and closed for good in 1964. A matching pair of old Consolidated molded glass kerosene lamps recently sold for $110 at auction. Q: Your April Fools Day column stated that Prince Albert tobacco, introduced in the United States in 1907, was named for the future king of England. But Prince Albert became King Edward VII when his mother, Queen Victoria, died in 1901. A: Prince Albert was indeed already king when the tobacco brand was introduced here. But some tins have an added design on the front that says Now King. Tip: Most ceramics can be washed with soap or detergent and water but a few things should not be. Any pieces that are repaired, damaged or have painted decorations should not be soaked in water. Wipe them with a damp cloth after testing a small area. Unglazed pieces should be dusted. Terry Kovel answers as many questions as possible through the column. By sending a letter with a question, you give full permission for use in the column or any other Kovel forum. Names, addresses or email addresses will not be published. We cannot guarantee the return of any photograph, but if a stamped envelope is included, we will try. The volume of mail makes personal answers or appraisals impossible. Write to Kovels, (Florida Weekly), King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019.VIGNETTESBY KELLIUNIQUE FURNISHINGS, ACCESSORIES AND INTERIOR DESIGN.SHOWROOM LOCATION 239.403.4181 WWW.KELLIINTERIORDESIGN.COMA DIVISION OF OUTDOOR DECORLIC #IB26001333 ASID #77859 NCIDQ CERTIFIED Football Season Lunch Specials 11:30am 2:30pm 7 days a week 8oz. Prime Rib BBQ Beef Sandwich French Dip Au JusThis Does Not Include Sales Tax & Gratuity. A Beverage Item Must Be Purchased For The Offer To Apply. This Can Not Be Combined With Any Other Offer or Discount. ONLY $ 10 .95 Reservations (239) 430-4999 Group Reservations (239) 659-3176Located at The Hilton Naples, 5111 Tamiami Trail North Thank You Southwest Florida!
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC24 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 6-12, 2012 SOCIETY Love That Dress! for PACE Center for Girls at the Waldorf Astoria NaplesWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com. king photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, c om and view the photo albums f rom the many events we cover. You can purchase any o f the photos too. ingphotosatareaeventsthanwecantinthenewspaperSoifyouthinkwemissedyouoroneofyourfriends 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 Joey Wendt, Richard Penix III, Lane Wilkinson, Shelia Smith Davis, Barbara Johnson and Ian Bunnett 2 Yvonne Bourk and Nancy Dahger 3 Veronica Salley and Maurice Tordjman 4. Todd Schusterman, Marianne Kearns, Stacy and Jason Sherman 5. Charlie Pifer and Kristen Weardon 6. Liz Brumm, Tara Moser, Heather Payne and Rachael DeRosso 7. Karen Barton, Charlene Greenblatt and Amanda Jaron 8. Melissa Rolfe, Lauren OlsenCHARLIE MCDONALD / FLORIDA WEEKLY Nannette Starapoli, left, and Shelia Smith Davis
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC26 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 6-12, 2012 PAST REPASTSHere are some capsule summaries of previous restaurant reviews:Aqua, 862 Fifth Ave. S., Naples; 213-1111 This space has been an upscale steakhouse (Corks) and a more casual seafood place (Berts Seafood & Chowder House). Aqua floats somewhere in between, never quite anchoring itself to a strong concept. Here is a restaurant offering an $18 shrimp cocktail and $42 steaks, yet settling for supermarket wines by the glass (Kendall-Jackson, Robert Mondavi, etc.). Here is a kitchen meticulously plating minimalist morsels such as cubes of seared pork belly, while simultaneously burying a fish fillet in fruity rice. Here is a dining room halfcommitted to Caribbean colors and Haitian metal sculptures, but also sporting formal lighting fixtures that look like they belong in a museum. That pork belly was the highlight of the evening, seared and painted with a figgy honeymustard barbecue sauce that was sweet and smoky. The fat melted in the mouth, leaving a creamy texture that contrasted the crisp crust and the succulent shreds of meat. As for entrees, a steak was bland and a snapper dish was overwhelmed by pineapple risotto. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed June 2012Big Hickory Seafood Grille, 26107 Hickory Blvd., Bonita Springs; 992-0991 For years, Big Hickory Seafood Grille has been known for pairing seafood with unlikely ingredients grouper and bananas, for example and thus showcasing the flavors of Florida and the Caribbean in innovative ways. Its location exploits the rustic charm of a marina that dates to 1969 and affords an impressive view of bay waters, mangrove islands and the finned and feathered inhabitants of each. Apple mango grouper is the restaurants latest fruit-and-fish combination, and it upholds the tasty tradition. The fish was nicely bronzed and its thick flakes perfectly moist; the sweetness of the applemango salsa served on top was nicely contrasted by a tart passion fruit sauce. Some dishes seem overpriced, such as the better-than-average conch fritters at $14 for a half-dozen, but the generously portioned shrimp and lobster scampi is worth every penny at $29. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed June 2012 Danielas, Wiggins Pass Crossing Plaza, 13500 Tamiami Trail N., North Naples; 514-4414 The flavors of eastern Europe shine here in the hands of the eponymous chef and her sister. Add the violin stylings of Oleg Timuta (Saturday nights) and its possible to imagine you are dining in a little Romanian cafe rather than a Naples strip center. Romanian, Hungarian and Italian fare meld harmoniously, the result of the chefs heritage and travels. Salatas de vinete, aka Moms delicious eggplant spread, was a great starter, lightly seasoned, smooth and silky, served with bread. The chiftelute, traditional Romanian meatballs, were delicious, too, especially with the cool, salty-sour pickles that came with them. Two adventurous souls can share the Transylv ania platter, which features sarmale (homemade cabbage rolls), mititei (hand-rolled sausage) and csirke paprikas (classic Hungarian stew). All were first-rate, served with tasty polenta, spaetzle and vegetables. The capallacci verdi alla zucca (pasta filled with pumpkin, ricotta and Parmesan with a bechamel sauce) showed the kitchen knows its Italian chops, too. Save room for superb chocolate mousse or tiramisu. Beer and wine. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed July 2011Loving Hut, 975 Pine Ridge Road, Naples; 254-9490 Vegans will rejoice and even diehard carnivores are likely to reconsider their anti-vegetarian stance after a meal at Loving Hut. Simply put: The food tastes great and the types of protein used make it seem as if theres meat in all of the vegan fare it serves. Using the lively flavor palette of Asia, the restaurant serves dishes such as crispy golden rolls (eggrolls minus the meat), papaya salad, tamarind-laced Thai hot and sour soup, zesty Vietnamese pho and Dancing Mushroom, which features mushrooms, soy protein, bell pepper, onion and garlic served on a sizzling platter, which presumably makes the mushrooms dance. Even the cheese-free cheesecake was delicious. Soft drinks served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed July 2010Tarpon Bay, Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa, 5001 Coconut Road, Bonita Springs; 444-1234 For a casual seafood bistro, its hard to beat Tarpon Bay. It features a ceviche bar, several varieties of raw oysters and lots of fresh fish options. Wine devotees will find a host of interesting selections from which to choose. Dishes are attractively plated and served by a well-informed staff. We loved the sampler platter of eight varieties of ceviche (choose from one, two, three or eight types), particularly the Peruvian, a mix of scallops and mahi in a spicy marinade, and the shrimp with roasted corn, tequila, coriander, cumin and cayenne. Grilled red snapper paired well with both the young soy white miso sauce and the slightly sweet ponzu sauce but a spicy tropical salsa was a little overpowering. A lobster pot featured clams, mussels, lobster tail, fingerling potatoes, corn and roasted tomato. We added seafood sausage, which was delicious. For dessert: a flight of housemade ice creams, including peaches and mascarpone cobbler and kahlua flavors. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed January 2012 Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor facebook.com/ KeyWestExpress twitter.com/ KeyWestExpress youtube.com/ TheKeyWestExpress www.keywestexpress.us Minimum 8 day advance purchase, non-refundable fare. Cannot be combined with other offers. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 6-12, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 CUISINEChinatown Restaurant serves fresh fare in simple settingThe takeout menu for Chinatown Restaurant boldly declares that it serves Authentic New York Style Cuisine. Lets just say Ive seen this claim made more times than I can count and have grown somewhat skeptical about it over the years. After a meal at Chinatown, however, Id venture to say theres some merit here. Like those wonderful little momand-pop shops in the Big Apple, its a modest, family-run spot offering a wide array of well-known dishes. Most are from the milder side of the Chinese palate including the ubiquitous usual suspects found in American Chinese restaurants but rarely, if ever, in those in China, such as chow mein, egg foo yung and chop suey. There arent any frills at Chinatown (which until July was strictly takeout), just a clean and orderly dining room with red booths and black tables and a few Asian prints on the walls. There are no tablecloths or placemats, and wines are minimal, described by our hostess as red, white and white zinfandel. On the positive side, prices are low and portions are large. Theres plenty to choose from at Chinatown, with a handful of dishes designated as spicy. My advice to those who order these is to tell your server you want the dish served extra spicy. Otherwise, these dishes come out as disappointingly mild. One such dish was the firecracker shrimp ($6.95), which consisted of four shrimp encased in spring roll wraps, accompanied by a fearsomelooking firecracker sauce. While it did have obvious red pepper flakes in it and a mild afterburn, it was much tamer a dish than its name would suggest. Nonetheless, the shrimp were fresh, crisp and not greasy and the sauce added zest. After seeing well-loaded plates headed to other tables, we got our first sample of such largesse when an appetizer of barbecued beef ribs ($5.95) arrived. The menu indicated there would be four ribs, but six large specimens appeared. They were tender and perfectly cooked, right down to the crisp glaze in which theyd been coated. One unusual appetizer was spicy Korean beef lettuce wraps ($7.95). The beef had been cut thin and stir fried with crunchy vegetables and a mildly spicy sauce, but the lettuce wraps were very small lettuce leaves that had been cut in half, making them hard to wrap around the filling and eat with your hands. While the servers were friendly, the one who mainly handled our table appeared far too infrequently. The lettuce wraps came long before the other two appetizers. Our beer and water glasses sat empty for long periods, and dishes we were finished with sat in front of us for as long as 20 minutes. Id understand this if the place was full but there were no more than five tables occupied during our visit (although a number of takeout orders came and went as well). When our entrees arrived, there was no room for them on the table, necessitating an awkward trade of old for new that could easily have been avoided had the table been cleared beforehand. Nonetheless, our entrees were hot and jam-packed with fresh ingredients. Lemon chicken ($9.85) consisted of two large breast portions, expertly breaded and fried so the exterior was crisp but the meat was tender. They were then sliced for easy consumption. The ultra-yellow lemon sauce that accompanied the chicken had a pleasing natural lemon flavor and was just sweet enough to balance the tart citrus. This was a very well executed version of this dish. Were accustomed to moo shu pork and chicken, but Chinatown offers several choices, including roasted duck ($11.95). The pancakes were tender but firm enough to hold a goodly amount of crisp vegetables, shredded roasted duck and a light layer of hoisin sauce. One of my favorite finger foods, the duck made this moo shu extra special. An order of sauted string beans ($8.50) consisted of a large plate of beautiful tender-crisp green beans lightly dressed with scallions, garlic and a mild sauce. We finished every one of these. The only disappointing dish of the night was a sizzling specialty called Deep Sea Treasure ($15.95), containing shrimp and scallops in what is described on the menu as a spicy sauce. While the shellfish and vegetables were fresh, as in the other dishes, and it did sizzle when our server poured it onto a super-hot plate, the sauce was not at all spicy. In fact, it was flat and tasted as if it had a ketchup base. It was also the most expensive dish we tried. Of all the dishes we sampled, this is the only one I wouldnt order again. Once wed finished eating, we were once again left to languish until a young woman who had been attending to a couple of other tables spotted us and came to clear our dirty dishes and box up our leftovers. I suspect that if she had been our server throughout the meal, wed have had a smoother experience, as I watched her bustling around the room, keeping a close eye on her tables. Nonetheless, it was a bountiful and enjoyable meal at a very reasonable price. Its clear the management values high-quality, fresh ingredients and takes pride in preparing them well and providing good value to customers. karenFELDMAN firstname.lastname@example.org Barbecued beef ribs are termed an appetizer but are meaty enough for a meal. Deep Sea Treasure contains freshtasting shrimp and scallops but could have used a more flavorful sauce. Tender-crisp green beans are the stars of this simple but wellseasoned dish. Firecracker shrimp come wrapped in a spring roll skin and are served with a bright red dipping sauce. Lemon chicken is lightly fried and accompanied by a tart-sweet sauce with a vibrant lemon flavor.KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLY Chinatown Restaurant>> Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; noon-9 p.m. Sunday >> Reservations: No >> Credit cards: Accepted >> Price range: Appetizers, $1.95-$7.95; entrees, $7.50-$16.95 >> Beverages: Beer and very limited wine selection >> Seating: Booths and conventional tables indoors; one outdoor table for two >> Specialties of the house: Cantonese and Hunan style Chinese fare >> Volume: Low >> Parking: Free lot >> Etc.: Takeout and delivery (to a limited area) also availableRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 2059 Pine Ridge Road, Naples; 513-9881SuperbNoteworthyGoodFairPoor 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.After being away working as an Executive Chef in many 5 star restaurants and Hotels, Chef Colter is back home to indulge Verginas guests with the nest in Cuisine. As a seafood expert Chef Colter will be presenting Gourmet Dishes in a ne Mediterranean style. Chef Michael is inviting YOU (the residents and visitors of Naples) to experience daily specials for both lunch and dinner. Vergina will be closed for Seasonal Refreshment from
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