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Some of those Germans, now approaching their 90s, remain in the world. The effort that torturing and killing took the logistical prowess, the extraordinary efficiency, the breadth of collusion on the part of ordinary citizens and the long-plan determination was unparalleled. They did it Von der Mass bis an de Memel,/Von der Etsch bis an den Belt, or from the Mass to the Memel, from the Etsch to the belt. Those lyrics loosely describe the geography of Germany. They come from the first and most widely known verse of the German national anthem, the one that stood as the official anthem from 1922 through World War II and after, until 1952. It begins famously, Deutschland, Deutschland uber alles, / Uber alles in der Welt, its jingoistic lines tattooed forever into the cruel anatomy of the Nazi regime. To any Americans, Canadians, Europeans, Russians or others who fought the Germans and to any who lived through their maniacal exercise in genocide, those words Germany, Germany above all,/ Above all in the world must sound grotesque. As lyrics, theyre the harbingers of nightmares made real. Nowadays, only the third verse of the traditional German anthem remains the official version. Its sung to the melody written by the classical composer Franz Joseph Haydn at the end of the 18th century (the words originally came from a 19th-century German writer called August Heinrich Hoffman von Fallersleben).Unity and law and freedom For the German Fatherland Let us all strive for that In brotherhood, with heart and hand!But the other verses, official or not, can still be heard from time to time. Why do some Germans still harbor such proud and arrogant malice toward others? Given the history of the 20th century, I dont think its an unfair question. I also think this is a fair question, one posed by my youngest son: How much could we be like them? I thought about all this after a recent news report described the exhumation of the graves of more than 200 men and women in Austria who died during the Nazi regime in a hospital that ostensibly provided care to the mentally and physically disabled. Records kept by administrators showed they died peacefully, of natural causes. The bodies, however, told a different story. Many had numerous broken bones indicative of severe beating, along with evidence of a variety of other tortures at the hands of staff. That report of yet one more nearly forgotten atrocity appeared as the great German celebration of autumn, Oktoberfest, got under way wherever Germans or lovers of German culture gather from Munich to Marco, from Bergen to Bonita, from Nuremberg to Naples, Cologne to Cape Coral, Potsdam to Palm Beach or Polch to Port Charlotte. In one of those Florida festivals characterized by oomp-pah band music, schnitzel, wurst, potato pancakes and rivers of beer, organizers of the packed event kicked off the festivities by conjoining the crowd to sing The Star Spangled Banner, followed by the German national anthem, a correspondent told me. As the crowd carried on together, a group of old men singing lustily in German proudly added the swaggering Deutschland over all lyrics that Germans shouted out as millions suffocated from their gas, burned to death in their fires or died from their bullets. Then the evening proceeded as if nothing untoward had happened, I was told. Many might say, so what if a few old men sing that song? It's over and done with. But thats the problem a problem of perception. It isn't over and done with. The world will always carry a terrible wound, and it will forevermore suffer the absence of millions of personal histories that should have been part of our world, and now are not. Many came from the fatherland, to inhabit now a what-if shadowland where they remain consigned for eternity. Meanwhile this week, as President Obama and Gov. Romney debate the American obligation to Israel a debate swollen with the bloody history of the 20th century the world also continues to reflect our response to the Nazis some seven decades ago. It was sufficient in the end to staunch their atrocities, and it cost the United States the lives of roughly 200,000 Americans. But our response was far from perfect, as history reveals. We blithely turned European Jews away from our borders just before we entered World War II most later were killed and we moved too slowly to prot ect some survivors from dying of disease or hunger in the months following the German surrender in April, 1945, about 68 years ago. That's the demonstrable reality. To me, it means that every time some idiot starts singing the Nazi song, he or she is colluding with all who ever exhibited similar behavior. Why? Because any such behavior in the name of any cause or country is part of the whole cloth. Sing along with one and you collude with all: with the 19th-century American slavers and imperialists who tried to exterminate the Indians, with the Nazis, with the Japanese in China and Korea, with the Khmer Rouge in southeast Asia, with Lenin, Stalin, Mao, with the Muslim fanatics and with all the rest of them. So are we like the Nazis? Are we capable of that colluding darkness, as Americans? This is what I told my son: Not when we refuse to sing along with them. Not when we stand with none who breathe malice or chant its various incantations, no matter what culture or whose fatherland they champion, and no matter how good the schnitzel and beer. Then, were nothing like them at all. COMMENTARY a G t w A t n rogerWILLIAMSrwilliams@floridaweekly.com Resisting collusion
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 25-31, 2012 President Barack Obama cant even get his snark straight. In an attempt at the cutting cleverness that escaped him during his first debate with Mitt Romney, his campaign aired a TV ad hitting the Republican for his alleged hostility to Big Bird. Mitt Romney knows its not Wall Street you have to worry about, the ominous voice-over declares. Its Sesame Street. The problem with the widely panned spot is that it plays less like a spoof of Mitt Romney than a parody of one of the Obama teams own negative ads. Its as dishonest, over the top and for lack of a better word stupid. The president of the United States himself the man who once pledged to elevate our politics and make the oceans recede has made Big Bird a recurring feature of his stump speeches. He also cites Elmo and Oscar as other characters who need to watch out. (The president apparently cares nothing about the fate of Mr. Snuffleupagus, who never rates a mention.) Obama told an adoring throng at one of his events that Romney said hed bring down our deficit by going after what has been the biggest driver of our debt and deficits over the last decade public television, PBS. On Sesame Street, they would tell you Obamas statement is spelled U-N-T-R-U-E. Stipulating I love Big Bird, Romney said he would stop the subsidy to PBS, not because it is a big expenditure in the scheme of things, but because he doesnt want to spend on unnecessary items we must borrow money from China to pay for. Romneys point is unremarkable. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting gets more than $400 million a year from the federal government. If this is an essential expenditure at a time of $1 trillion deficits and a $16 trillion debt, what is nonessential? Besides, if the line item for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting were zeroed out tomorrow, it wouldnt ruffle a feather on Big Bird. On CNN, Sherrie Westin, executive vice president of the Sesame Workshop, cited all the organizations private funding and declared that, even without government help, Sesame Street will be here. Someone should load that up in the presidents teleprompter so hes sure to read it. Then, he might at least hesitate before whipping up a crowd like the one in Cleveland recently into chants of Save Big Bird! To the extent it isnt purely cynical, the presidents Sesame Street offensive is an extreme example of the belief that civil society is all but helpless without the guidance and succor of government. As if private actors cant be trusted to keep a popular childrens program featuring iconic puppets on the air, or to preserve the PBS NewsHour, or to find a way to broadcast Downton Abbey in the United States. What really boggles the mind, though, is that the president is touring the country a few weeks before a consequential national election talking about a fictional bird. To paraphrase Joseph Welch at the Army-McCarthy hearings, Have you no sense of self-respect, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of selfrespect? Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.Binders full of women, and two women boundYou may have noticed that the Green Party presidential candidate, Dr. Jill Stein, was absent from the town hall presidential debate at Hofstra University the other night. Thats because she was shackled to a chair in a nearby New York police facility, along with her running mate, Green Party vice president nominee Cheri Honkala. Their crime: attempting to get to the debate so Stein could participate in it. While Mitt Romney utter ed the now-famous line that he was given whole binders full of women while seeking staff as newlyelected governor of Massachusetts in 2002, the real binders were handcuffs used to shackle these two women, who are mothers, activists and the Green Partys presidential ticket for 2012. I interviewed Stein the day after the debate, after their imprisonment (which ended, not surprisingly, not long after the debate ended). She told me: We are on the ballot for 85 percent of voters. Americans deserve to know what their choices are. The police said they were only doing their job. I said, This is about everyones jobs, whether we can afford health care, whether students will be indentured. There are critical issues left out of the debate. Ninety million voters are predicted to stay home and vote with their feet that neither Barack Obama nor Mitt Romney represent them. Thats twice as many voters than expected for either of them. Even if Stein and Honkala hadnt been hauled off a public street and handcuffed to those chairs for eight hours, Steins exclusion from the debate was certain. The debates are very closely controlled by the Commission on Presidential Debates, which excludes thirdparty candidates, among other things. George Farah is the founder and executive director of Open Debates, and author of No Debate: How the Republican and Democratic Parties Secretly Control the Presidential Debates. Farah told me on the morning of the Hofstra debate about how the CPD gained control over the debates from the nonpartisan League of Women Voters: We have a private corporation that was created by the Republican and Democratic parties called the Commission on Presidential Debates. It seized control of the presidential debates precisely because the League was independent, precisely because this womens organization had the guts to stand up to the candidates that the major parties had nominated. The League of Women Voters allowed third-party candidate John B. Anderson to participate in a presidential debate in 1980, and in the decade that followed, the two major parties, Republican and Democrat, sparred with the League. In 1988, the parties tried to force the League into a contract detailing how the debates would be run. Farah explained: It talked about who could be in the audience and how the format would be structured, but the League found that kind of lack of transparency and that kind of candidate control to be fundamentally outrageous and antithetical to our democratic process. They released the contract and stated they refuse to be an accessory to the hoodwinking of the American people and refuse to implement it. Farah said that early contract was tame compared with the binding contract, leaked to Time magazine this week, that governed the so-called town hall, moderated by CNNs Candy Crowley. The 21-page Memorandum of Understanding includes a reference to their standards for candidate eligibility to participate. The CPD requires that a candidate have support from at least 15 percent of the national electorate as determined by five selected national public opinion polling organizations. This is a classic Catch-22. In order to debate, you must have broad support. In order to earn public support, candidates without huge campaign war chests need the access that the televised debates offer. So the Democrats and Republicans control the debates, and limit the publics access to alternative views. If the Green Partys nominee, Jill Stein, had been allowed to debate, what might the public have heard? To find out, our Democracy Now! news hour went ahead and invited major third-party candidates to participate in the debate, virtually, the morning after. In addition to Stein, we had Rocky Anderson of the Justice Party and Virgil Goode of the Constitution Party (Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson declined). Instead of the Obama/Romney debate, where each attempted to trumpet his superior commitment to fossilfuel extraction, the public would have heard Jill Stein say, We support a Green New Deal, which will put everyone back to work, at the same time that it puts a halt to climate change and it makes wars for oil obsolete. Climate change is simply not discussed in these debates. Thats just one example. Imagine if we had a functional electoral system, with genuine, vigorous, representative debates. Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala are on the ballot in 38 states, and available as write-ins for the rest. Rocky Anderson, with his new Justice Party, is on in 15 states. Now that the candidates have been unshackled, its time to unshackle the debates. 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. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 25-31, 2012 Join UsFIRST LECTURE: PSA Screening: Why It May Actually Harm Your Health Wednesday, October 31st at 12:00pm SECOND LECTURE: How Personalized Care Can Make All the Difference in the World Wednesday, November 14th at 12:00pm Lunch will be provided for both lectures. All lectures held at: Naples Daily News Community Room 1100 Immokalee Road, NaplesWe first met Anne Stratton and her husband at a surprise birthday party for a mutual friend. Anne was excited about having just published her first novel, Buried Heart. Preparation for her writing career had begun many years before. A key influence was her dad reading aloud to Anne and her older brother and making up adventures stories featuring them. By eighth grade, she was already hooked on her fathers Ellery Queen mystery magazines. She decided that someday she would write stories like her mothers favorite authors, Mary Roberts Rinehart and Agatha Christie, wrote. Anne earned good grades in high school and enjoyed serving on the student council. She wanted to write for the school paper, but says something always conflicted. Her brother went to Yale, and Annes mother urged her to attend school in the east, too. She went to Vassar on a scholarship, majoring in English and minoring in mathematics (her senior thesis was on Lewis Carroll, aka Charles Lutwidg e Dodgson, a mathematics professor who wrote stories). Anne recalls Vassar was a wonderful but terrifying experience, adding she had never experienced such pressure, nor had she ever received a C-plus grade, or even a B. During her freshman year, she met and began dating the man who would become her husband. Fred Stratton was a friend of her brothers at Yale. They married 48 years ago, the summer following Annes graduation. 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She also began writing murder mysteries and piling up rejections. Somewhere along the line, she heard about the Romance Writers of America. Upon joining the association, she found she enjoyed the support of other authors through publications, conferences and workshops. But she continued to experience rejection until September 2008, when Wild Rose Press offered her a contract for her romantic suspense novel involving an uptight public h a t s i bobHARDEN e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org PROFILES IN PARADISEFirst novel brings childhood goal to fruition Talking points with Anne StrattonMentors: My fth grade teacher, Mrs. Bishop, who helped me feel strong enough to ignore teasing and cruel girlfriends. My mother, who said I could do anything I set out to do and who wouldnt let me pretend I was dumb to please a boyfriend. Miss Winnefred Asprey, my calculus teacher at Vassar, who treated her students as equals. My husband, who has always backed my activities, encouraged my writing and shared his love and laughter. And my kids, who tell me they are proud of my writing and my other accomplishments and who dont seem to be a bit embarrassed by my big mouth anymore. First job: Assistant at a day camp at a neighborhood playground. Worst job: For an internist, ling and spinning urine samples. Last book read: Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver Pet peeves: Misuse of apostrophes, and the phrase between you and I, when the correct usage is between you and me. What makes me laugh: Laurel and Hardy, Tina Fey, old Saturday Night Live shows, Johnny Carson reruns, Shes Got You pantomimed on YouTube, my grandkids early attempts at telling jokes and reminiscing with my kids about the things they did without my knowledge. Skill I wish for: Patience. The ability to write tighter and faster. More patience. What I miss when Im away from Paradise Coast: Swimming every day in that lovely, glorious gulf. relations agent, an archaeology professor and an ancient Mayan codex dating back before the invasion of Cortez. She says the idea for Buried Heart had come to her while she was touring the Mayan ruins. As they stood at the foot of the ancient stairway in Copan, Honduras, their guide mentioned that the Mayans had books inscribed on paper made from fig bark. There were only remnants of these documents left, because the Spanish were ordered by the Inquisition to burn works of the devil. She was shocked to think of all the knowledge and history that was lost to fire. What if there was one more codex? she wondered. And what if a handsome archaeology professor had a map that could lead him to its hiding place? And what if the professor fell in love with a woman, and what if thieves were after the map? The rest might not be history, but it is Buried Heart. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 25-31, 2012 led to a grade point average of .5. When I was in ALC, I was looking around to see who was around me. Know how they say birds of a feather flock together? Well, looking at the birds I was flocking with, I was like, Wow. I do not belong here, the 17-year-old recalls of the moment he shifted, the moment he knew, I absolutely have to do better. The national graduation rate increased from 72 percent in 2001 to 75.5 percent in 2009, according to a report released by a coalition of nonprofits that includes the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University and Americas Promise Alliance headed by former secretary of state Colin Powell. The report, Building a Grad Nation, named 12 states as leaders, collectively accounting for the most significant gains in additional graduates. Florida was listed in this dozen. The Sunshine State was also listed alongside eight other states showing the greatest decline in dropout factories, high schools where at least 60 percent of students do not graduate on time. Probably more so than anybody else in my school, I was going to drop out, says Tyler, who now as a senior at LSHS has raised his GPA to 3.85. Behind his light eyes and shaggy hair, he speaks with a newfound sense of pride and potential. He plans to study psychology, theology and sociology in college. He does not yet know how he will shape three fields of study into a single career, but he credits his turnaround to a program called AVID, which stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. AVID students take honors-level and Advanced Placement courses but receive more instructional support to motivate and prepare them for college. Its implementation of programs such as AVID has made Tylers school a standout among Southwest Florida public schools; LSHS has reduced its dropout rate from 3.9 percent in 2005-06 to .5 percent in 2010-11. One assistant principal puts it this way, We put college in their face. College pennants line the halls of LSHS. Outside every classroom door, teachers hang certificates showing where they went to university. A sign above AVID Coordinator Monica Walkers door reads: I am in Walkers class and I am going to college! Tyler didnt even notice the certificates and signs until after his ALC awakening. His favorite sign reads: Teach dont tell. If he could impart one lesson on his underclassmen, he says, it would be: Make your mistakes as fast as you can Without high school, without education, youre not going to be happy. Statistics from school year 2010-11 show Lee County has a 1.9 percent dropout rate. Collier County holds the same, 1.9 percent; Charlotte County, 2.4 percent. This means dropout numbers are up in Charlotte; Collier numbers seem steady; and Lee numbers have slightly curved up again. School districts are awaiting 2011-12 statistics, already in the thick of the 201213 year. By the time these numbers are configured, theyre dated. They do not show what students are doing right now. Rather than putting past tense on a present state, heres what Southwest Florida students are saying today: The bleak economy has given their high school degree more luster. Hearing there are no jobs makes them want a better job, an essential job, one they wont lose in times of trouble. As they face higher standards, more work and tougher tests in school, some students might think of giving up. But those students who approach their school counselors and utter the sensitive words, I want to drop out, really mean to say, Please help. I have never met a student who says, I dont want a high school diploma. I want to be unsuccessful. I want to fail, says Lori Brooks, coordinator of school counseling services for Lee County schools. Every student wants to be successful, every student wants it all. Working as a high school counselor for 19 years before taking on a district role, Ms. Brooks noticed a trend. If their peers were dropping out of school, they tended to consider it more seriously, she says. They tended to start looking in that direction. Although she knows the reasons kids have for dropping out of high school are many and varied, she says the one she heard most often was: My friends arent going to school anymore. I want to do the same thing. Some students feel an economic strain to leave school and find a job so they can help out financially at home. Some high school students have babies. In a dream world, we would want every student to finish high school and earn their diploma and walk across the stage for graduation and feel the culmination of 13 years of education, grades K-12, Ms. Brooks says. Realistically speaking students have many circumstances that impede school We must try and help them find another way to their high school diploma. When students exhibit disinterest or start to disconnect from the classroom, nontraditional means of education enter the conversation charter schools, technical or vocational schools, virtual school.Its not for dumb peopleBrenaye Newell had a rough time at Lemon Bay High School. She was trying hard, but she was failing. I figured I would just say forget it, concedes the 16-year-old, who had resigned herself to dropping out. Brenaye heard there was an opportunity for people like me at The Academy, an alternative high school in Port Charlotte. She decided to give it a shot, wanting to earn her high school diploma in order to enroll in the Army as soon as she possibly could. When I came here and saw how they teach how they spend one-on-one time with people, I saw it wasnt just me, there are other people struggling, she says. I dont think so bad of myself. Neither of Brenayes parents graduated high school. Seeing their financial struggles pushes her to keep making all As and Bs at The Academy. Basically, it makes me want to show them how its done, says the young lady, smiling with a pierced beauty mark above her lip. The Academy holds the same requirements as any high school. Brenaye must earn 24 credits to graduate. She now has 15. The Academys not for dumb people, Brenaye clarifies. People think kids go to The Academy because theyre special, she says, putting the word in air quotes. Kids come here for many different reasons, like students who have been held back a year or those with sporadic attendance. As she sits beside her classmate Sarah Lenahan in their leadership class, the two girls go over reasons why their peers might be dropping out of school: Impatience. Frustration. Wanting money now versus making more money later. They may think theyre not going to get to college anyway, so they quit now, says Sarah. A lot of people give up. Sarah never thought of dropping out, but she feared if she stayed at Charlotte High School, she would never graduate. I have experienced a lot in my life, and I dont want to experience that anymore, she says thoughtfully. I feel if I better myself, I can get out of where I am now. Ill do anything to make myself better. Sarahs father dropped out of high school his sophomore year. He had a job then; now hes disabled. He convinced me, I must not drop out. I must not make the same mistake he did. So she transferred to The Academy, where the 18-year-old needs only two more credits to graduate. My teachers convinced me I can better myself, she says. I never felt like that before. Sarah knows that without a high school diploma, she will not find a job that makes her happy. She wants to be a veterinarian. She wants a job she loves, one that makes her money, but more so, one that brings her confidence. I want to go up, she says. Her classes at The Academy, like the leadership one she takes with Brenaye, have taught Sarah that theres nothing wrong with her, but that some of her choices were wrong. I never before used to think about my decisions before I made them, she says. Now I think about everything, before I say or do anything. Although their school is labeled an alternative school, Sarah and Brenaye think of it more as a motivational school. And their sentiment motivates Chantal Phillips, director of intervention and dropout prevention for Charlotte County public schools. In 2007-08, the dropout rate in Florida was 2.6 percent. Back then in Charlotte County, it was 1.5 percent. We were doing awesome, Ms. Phillips says. But, she regretfully reports, those numbers are now almost inverse: The states dropout rate is now 1.9 percent; Charlotte Countys rate is 2.4 percent. In response, Charlotte County schools assembled an advisory group to figure out Whats going on here? Now when students say they are thinking of dropping out, high school social workers immediately arrange for them to have an interview with the principal of The Academy, to see if the alternative better resonates with them. The advisory committee also initiated a program called SNAP Students Needing A Pathway for Success. Potential dropouts meet at Town Center Mall four nights a week to study core subjects and either transition into an alternative school or feel better prepared to pass their GED exam. Such initiatives have given Ms. Phillips a sense of renewed hope. Were already SCHOOLFrom page 1 High school graduates will earn $130,000 more over the course of their lifetimes than high school dropouts. Moving just one student from dropout status to graduate status would yield more than $200,000 in higher tax revenues and would lower government expenditures over the course of the students life.Source: Building a Grad Nation annual update 2012 VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYAbove: Vanessa Perard did not plan on college until she participated in the AVID program at Lehigh Senior High. Now she plans to become a nursing assistant. Right: Lehigh Principal Jackie Corey.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF OCTOBER 25-31, 2012 NEWS A9 seeing a big difference, she says. Were doing a better job at capturing kids while theyre still with us and getting them into the right programs. As a side note to the countys previous increase in dropouts, she points to an increase in free and reduced lunch. Over the past five years, the number of Charlotte County students receiving free and reduced lunch has jumped from 48 percent to 62 percent. I dont mean to sound like Im looking for excuses, Ms. Phillips says of mentioning an economic influence on dropout rates. Our resources have been stretched, so that one-on-one attention (students) are always looking for, theyre getting less and less of that. Larger class sizes, tougher graduation requirements, economic change Ms. Phillips describes the convergence by saying, Its like a perfect storm.Invest in youChristy Kutz, director of student services for Collier County Public Schools, credits the economy for her districts consistent decline in dropouts. From 2006 to 2011, Collier dropout rates have dropped from 2.7 percent to 1.9 percent. When the economys doing really good and there are plentiful jobs, we see kids leave and go to work because they can make money, Ms. Kutz says. That isnt the case right now. There are no jobs. More kids are choosing to stay in school and work toward their diploma because there isnt a job to lure them away from school. She has seen increased interest in Lorenzo Walker Technical High School, suggesting more and more students might be moving away from traditional academics and turning toward technology training. Theyre hired right out of that program, Ms. Kutz says of Lorenzo Walker students, who receive postsecondary technical certification. When students do not seek out alternative programs or vocational training but feel a financial need to drop out of high school and help their families, economist Aysegul Timur, Ph.D., says, Theyre not helping. Theyre saving the day. But not saving tomorrow. Professor and program chair of business/public administration at Hodges University, Dr. Timur says educators must instill the vision in their students that education pays. Dropping out of high school must not be an option. High school dropouts limit their place in the workforce, she says. They cannot go to college. I emphasize all the time, going to school, going to college is the biggest investment you can make in yourself. Invest in you. Nobody can take that away from you, she says. The economy can go bad, you can lose your house, you can lose anything, but if you have a degree, you will survive and recover. More than any economic cost, Dr. Timur wonders about the cost of high school dropouts on society. She feels education enlightens decisions. She poses this against the big conversation of late: the presidential election. A lot of people are watching the debates and dont know exactly whats going on, she says. How will they make the best decision for themselves? How will they make the best decision for all of us? With the costs of dropping out of high school endless and immeasurable, Dr. Timur turns to its caveat: Theres no danger in too much education. VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYBrenaye Newell, teacher Danyelle Richards and Sarah Lenahan at The Academy in Port Charlotte. Our resources have been stretched, so that one-on-one attention (students) are always looking for, theyre getting less and less of that.Chantal Phillips, director of intervention and dropout prevention for Charlotte County public schoolsTyler Peterson at Lehigh Senior High School. I absolutely have to do better, he says.
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Brief overview presentations will be repeated throughout the two-hour event, and visitors will have the opportunity to discuss the project with airport staff and project consultants. The open house will be held in the airports commercial terminal on the south side of the airport at 500 Terminal Drive. The NAA has secured initial grants totaling almost $1.2 million from the Federal Aviation Administration and Florida Department of Transportation for the project. Additional grants are expected to fund 95 percent of the $8 million-plus project, scheduled to launch in spring 2013, as well as two years of monitoring the results of the water-management system improvements. If performance monitoring confirms predictions, the water-management system improvements could become a regional or national model. Naples Municipal Airport takes stormwater runoff from industrial land east of the airport. This project is designed to test and validate that water leaving the airport and flowing into the Gordon River and Naples Bay is as clean as possible. The water-management system improvements include master drainage planning, pre-project water quality and wildlife monitoring, computational fluid dynamics modeling, permitting, construction of baffles to redirect water moving through existing ponds and post-project water monitoring. The project also includes the extension of Taxiway A to provide easier access to the end of Runway 23. The extension will enhance airport safety and operations by eliminating the need for aircraft leaving from the east side of the airport to cross the active runway to take off. Naples Municipal Airport, a certificated air carrier airport, is home to flight schools, air charter operators and corporate aviation and nonaviation businesses as well as fire/rescue services, mosquito control, car rental agencies and the aviation unit of the Collier County Sheriffs Office. All funds used for the airports operation, maintenance and improvements are generated from activities at the airport or from federal and state grants; the airport receives no property tax dollars. Work begins on RSW expansionThe Lee County Port Authority has begun construction on the $40 million apron and taxiway expansion at Southwest Florida International Airport to enhance the area around the passenger terminal for safe movement and parking of aircraft as well as additional taxiways. Work is targeted for completion in December 2013. Construction will not affect the traveling public. The project is designed to provide more space for aircraft taxiing between the runway and terminal gates, additional paved areas for overnight and diverted aircraft parking and a long-term, crossfield taxiway system linking the existing runway to the future parallel runway. Funding for the work will come from the Lee County Port Authority and the Florida Department of Transportation. RSW served more than 7.5 million passengers in 2011 and is one of the top 50 U.S. airports for passenger traffic. No ad valorem (property) taxes are used for airport operation or construction. For more information, visit www.flylcpa. com. If youre a poet and you know it, come on downJan Cosner of Naples hopes to start a monthly poetry open mic night for locals who enjoy writing and reading poetry and would like to meet others who do the same. The first meeting is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Aqua restaurant on Fifth Avenue South. For more information, call Ms. Cosner at (440) 554-1144 or e-mail email@example.com. Make-A-Wish solicits helpersAnyone interested in learning about volunteering for Make-A-Wish Southern Florida is encouraged to attend an orientation session at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at Make-A-Wish headquarters in Bonita Springs, 3635 Bonita Beach Road. Volunteers help the organization in many ways, from planning events and speaking to groups about the programs, to helping with fundraising and office duties. Bilingual volunteers are especially needed. To sign up for the orientation class, call Pam LaFrance at 992-9474 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Since 1983, Make-A-Wish Southern Florida has granted more than 8,500 wishes to children who have life-threatening medical conditions. The average cost of fulfilling a wish is $5,000. For more information, visit www. sfla.wish.org.
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Marco eagles feathering their nestFoundation plans welcome back fundraiser BY LINDA TURNERSpecial to Florida WeeklyEagle nesting season has officially begun, and the bald eagles are busy rebuilding their nest in the center of the Marco Eagle Sanctuary on Tigertail Court on Marco Island. Paleo and Calusa (named by students at Tommy Barfield Elementary School) have been observed flying from dawn until dusk collecting new material for their treetop home. Homeowners near the sanctuary who cut mango branches into uniform lengths and stacked them on the ground at the edge of their yards have reported seeing the majestic birds swoop down to snatch a branch in their beaks, fly up tossing the branch in the air, then catch it in their talons to take back to the nest tree. This week, Paleo and Calusa seem to be attracted to gathering dried palm branches and pine branches. Looking through the telescope it is apparent that the eagles do not always agree on where to place the branches in the nest. As soon as one leaves the nest, (or just looks the other way), the other one often moves the recently placed branch. Sometimes, as Paleo starts to move a branch, Calusa places her talon over it and snaps at him with her beak as if to say, I like it where it is! Despite their occasional remodeling differences, the nest is progressing and is now deep enough for the eagles to sit. It is too soon to estimate when this seasons eaglets will arrive. Last season, two eaglets hatched in mid-January, and the season before, two eaglets hatched in mid-December. What is certain, however, is that the number of visitors stopping at the sanctuary with binoculars and cameras equipped with telescopic lenses will only increase in the weeks ahead. To celebrate the beginning of the 2012-13 nesting season, the Marco Eagle Sanctuary Foundation is hosting a fundraiser from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Snook Inn. For $25, guests can enjoy food, ice tea or soda, live entertainment, door prizes and a 50-50 raffle. Tickets will be available at the door and can also be purchased in advance at www. marcoeaglesanctuaryfoundation.org or by mailing a check to MESF, P.O Box 983, Marco Island, FL 34146 by Nov. 6. All proceeds will benefit the allvolunteer foundation. Linda Turner is director of operations for the Marco Eagle Sanctuary Foundation. www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 25-31, 2012 EMERGENCIES & SAME DAY APPOINTMENTS!Accepting New Patients! Call 239-430-3668 D. K Lb t D. Jn TbfDowntown Naples Goodlette Medical Park661 Goodlette Road Suite 103, Naples239-430-3668 Open Monday FridayD. B TbbLely Gridley Building (Across from the Lely Horses)12250 Tamiami Trail East Suite 101, Naples239-417-2256 Open Monday FridayD. Hr LNORTH NAPLESRoyal Palm Medical Building1660 Medical Blvd Suite 302, Naples239-776-3080 Open Monday Friday Get rid of calluses, warts, ingrown toenails, toenail fungus, hammertoes, bunions, so tissue masses and tumors, and neuromas .NPn.nb D. TbfDPM, AACFAS D. LbDPM, FACFAS,DABLES D. TbbDPM, AACFAS,DABLES D. LDPM, AACFAS Dance the Night Away Your Feet are Counting on it!Tis almost the season for Toys for TotsToys for Tots, the years biggest project of the E.T. Brisson Detachment, Marine Corps League of Naples, begins Nov. 1 for the holiday season. Collection boxes will be prominently displayed at all Collier County Publix stores, Walgreens and Regions Bank locations and also at Synovus Bank, 8850 Tamiami Trail N.; Shamrock Bank, 905 Fifth Ave. S.; The Boathouse Restaurant 990 Broad Ave. S.; and Edward Jones, 3607 Tamiami Trail E. Beginning Friday, Nov. 23, Blue Martini at Mercato will also accept toy donations, as will Coastland Center (drop box will be near the food court). The drive gathers more than 25,000 toys for distribution to more than 7,000 underprivileged children in Collier County and to agencies in the county that assist women and children. Toys will be collected through Dec. 21 for distribution on Dec. 22 to families that have registered with the program. Signing up requires proof of Collier County residency and a birth certificate for each child. Families with children born in 1998 or later are eligible and can register at Toys for Tots headquarters at the former DeVoe Buick/GMC Dealership at 2601 Airport-Pulling Road at the following times: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6; and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7. For more information, visit www. MarineCorpsLeagueNaples.com. JOHN PARRAVANI / COURTESY PHOTOOne of the two resident eagles at the Marco Eagle Sanctuary stands near a pile of mango tree branches that have been laid out by nearby residents for the birds to use in their nest.
Sunday, October 28, 2012 10:00am-1:00pm The Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa Honorary Chair Former Florida Everblades Star Tom BuckleyFull Everblades Team Event!Auctions full of Sports Memorabilia, Trips & Adventures Call 239-343-6950 for reservations NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 25-31, 2012 A13 Horse show jumping, minus the horseHorse show jumping is a longtime Olympics sport, but for the last 10 years, equestrians have been performing in horseless show jumping, in which horse courses are run by riders on foot (who, by the way, do not straddle broomsticks). According to an October report in The Wall Street Journal, an international association headed by retired pro equestrian Jessica Newman produces at least 15 shows a year, with between 40 to 130 competitors galloping over jumps that vary from 2 to 4 feet high (5 feet in Grand Prix events), with the riders graded as if they were on horses (timed, with points off for contacting the rails). Explained Newman about the shows success: Its just fun to be a horse.Cultural diversity Malaysias Education Ministry has held at least 10 seminars recently to teach parents and teachers how to head off the pesky homosexuality that their kids may be in danger of developing. According to officials, sure signs are when boys wear V-neck or sleeveless shirts or carry big handbags. For girls, the most obvious sign is having no affection for boys. Last year, according to a September Reuters report, the government set up camps specifically to teach masculine behavior to effeminate boys. Championship eaters gobble down hot dogs on New Yorks Coney Island, but in August, when a Filipino restaurant in Brooklyn wanted a more ethnic contest, it offered plates of baluts the Philippine delicacy of duck fetuses. Wayne Algenio won, stuffing 18 down his throat in five minutes. Typically, the baluts have barely begun to develop, sometimes allowing a lucky diner to sense in his mouth the crackle of a beak or the tickle of a feather. Since baluts are exotic, they are considered to be (as is often the case in Asia) aphrodisiacs. Surviving a cobra bite in Nepal is simple, some natives believe. If the victim bites the snake right back, to its death, the venom is rendered harmless. One confident farmer bitten in August in Biratnagar told BBC News that he went about his business normally after fatally biting his attacker and survived only after his family convinced him that perhaps the custom was ridiculous and hauled him to a hospital.Whale discharges in the news In August, schoolboy Charlie Naysmith of Christchurch, England, taking a nature walk near Hengistbury Head beach, came upon a rocklike substance that turned out to be petrified whale vomit which, to his surprise, proved worth the equivalent of from $16,000 to $64,000. Ambergris, a waxy buildup from the intestines of a sperm whale, produces a foul odor but is valuable commercially for prolonging the scent of a perfume. (Actually, after floating in the sun, on salt water, for decades, the ambergris on the beach was smooth and sweet-smelling.) Tucker, an 8-year-old black Labrador mix, is the only dog in the world trained to detect the faint whiff of the tiniest specks of whale feces in the open ocean water (and from as far as a mile away!). A September New York Times dispatch from coastal Washington state noted that the 85 or so orcas that populate the area have been identified and tracked for decades, but locating them at any given time was always a problem until Tucker came along. One of his trainers explained that the dogs directional signals are accurate but often subtle (such as by a twitch of the ear).PerspectiveThe Bronx, where nearly one-third of the population lives in poverty, is the poorest of the five New York City boroughs, with per-capita income 70 percent lower than neighboring Manhattans. Yet among the citys most ambitious public works projects under construction is an 18-hole golf course in the Bronxs Ferry Point Park, estimated to cost the city $97 million, according to a September New York Times report. Furthermore, golf may be losing popularity. The Times reported that rounds of golf in New York City have dwindled (from 880,000 on 12 municipal courses in 1966 to 561,000 on 13 courses in 2011). From the citys standpoint, it gets a course to be operated by a Donald Trump company and is hoping to build a waterfront esplanade adjacent to the course.Questionable judgmentsAs News of the Weird mentioned in July, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control found 11 instances since 2000 in which ultra-Orthodox circumcision priests (mohelim) had passed along the herpes simplex virus from their saliva when they used the ancient method of blood-removal from the wound by sucking it clean. Responding in September, New York Citys Health Department ordered the mohelim to warn parents of the danger and to require written consent for the ritual, but in October, three rabbis and three Jewish organizations challenged the order in federal court, arguing that Jewish law requires that particular method of blood removal. (According to the CDC, in 10 of the 11 cases, hospitalization was required, and two boys died.)Least-competent criminals Todd Kettler, 37, was arrested in October in Kalamazoo T ownship, Mich., and charged with robbing a Southfield, Mich., bank five days earlier. The manager of a strip club in the Township had noticed that Mr. Kettler was handing women money saturated with red dye, and called the police. Two men, ages 45 and 42, were arrested in Toronto in September after they walked into a neighborhood moneytransfer store with $520,250 in a duffel bag and attempted to wire that amount to an address in Los Angeles. Police charged them in connection with an ongoing money-laundering investigation. NEWS OF THE WEIRDBY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE
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There is a hint of fall in the air and were celebrating! Join us on Thursday, October 25, from 11am-3pm, for a fun and informative day! The Event is FREE! For information call (239) 466-1131 or 1-800-780-1131. Experience the Shell Point lifestyle Attend an informative presentation Take a bus tour of the community View beautifully decorated models Enjoy music, light refreshments, and register to win fun prizes 15101 Shell Point Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL 33908 (239) 466-1131 1-800-780-1131 www.shellpoint.orgShell Point is a non-profit ministry of The Christian and Missionary Alliance Foundation, Inc. Thursday, OCT. 25, 2012from 11am-3pm Shell Point is located in Fort Myers, Florida, along the banks of the Caloosahatchee River, just off Summerlin Road and McGregor Boulevard, 2 miles before the Sanibel Causeway. Shell Point. All rights reserved. SLS-2273-12 While you re here... Tour the building View decorated models Enjoy live music & refreshments including Love Boat ice cream Learn about comprehensive month-to-month, public rates Get to knowThe Springs,Shell Points newest Assisted LivingFacility! WEEK OF OCTOBER 25-31, 2012 A19 Three times the funNowadays the Swamp Buggy Races take place three times a year in October, January and March with national television crews on had for the spectacle each time. This years October race actually takes place the first weekend of November. The fall race is always preceded by the Swamp Buggy Parade, which this year is set for Saturday, Nov. 3, beginning at 10 a.m. at U.S. 41 and Fleischman Boulevard and heading down the Trail to Third Avenue South. The Florida Sports Park is home of the famed Mile O Mud, which is actually an oval track thats seveneighths of a mile long. It has racing lanes that are approximately 60 feet wide, and theres a 1/8-mile lane slashed through the center. The Sippy Hole in front of the grandstand is the largest pit on the track. Its named after a legendary driver, Mississippi Milton Morris, who was known to constantly stall in the hole. Its also where the winner jumps in, along with the Swamp Buggy Queen, at the finish of the race every year. This tradition began in 1957, when H.W. McCurry got so excited after winning the race that he grabbed the queen and jumped into the muddy hole. The Swamp Buggy Queen tradition goes back to 1949. Each spring a pageant is held and a winner selected to preside over all Swamp Buggy Race related activities. For more information about swamp buggy racing in Collier County, check out Swamp Buggy Fever by the late folklorist Maria Stone and Naples Oldest Tradition Swamp Buggy Days by native Floridian Lila Zuck. Both are available in our local libraries. Maureen Sullivan-Hartung arrived in Naples in 1981. Following a yearlong stint as a reporter for the former weekly Everglades Echo newspaper, she began freelance writing. 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. The 2012-2013 Swamp Buggy Races>> When: The 63rd annual Budweiser Fall Classic, Nov. 3-4; Winter Classic, Jan. 26-27; Spring Classic, March 2-3 >> Where: Florida Sports Park, 8520 Collier Blvd., N. >> Info: www.swampbuggy.com available exclusively atEAST INDIES HOME COLLECTION11985 US 41 N., Naples 34110 239-596-7273 Mon-Sat 10-5 Living LargeMontserrat Rattan Club Chair & Ottoman
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA20 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 25-31, 2012 Go under the bridge at Tin City, past Bayfront, 7 minutes up the river on the right Dine with usReceive a TWO WEEK Complimentary Social Membership FUEL UP AT NAPLES HARBOUR $4.45 PER GALLON 90 octane non-ethanol ValvTect *LOWEST FUEL PRICE IN NAPLES 239-213-1441 footing which is to say, find themselves after losing it to an abusive relationship, says Ivette Gomez, a mental health counselor who has run the Healing Arts program for a decade. She describes the artistic process as being like a bridge between the inner world, the emotion theyre processing, and the outer world. The art is like a platform or an excuse to be able to go deeper into whats going on. Millie thinks of her paintings as an abstract journal, a record of fears, thoughts and emotions that helps her keep track of her progress. You can tell all that by colors, the energy from it, how you feel about it, she says. Some paintings might make you happy, others angry. You have to base it on emotions you have at that moment. And your emotions can change every time you look at the painting. Trauma is something residents of the Transitional Living Center in Fort Myers, a place for people recovering from substance abuse and psychological illness, are also familiar with. Nearly 70 percent of them have experienced trauma in some form, whether sexual, physical or psychological, according to Rosemary Boisvert, managing director of the center. Drawing, painting, music and journaling are encouraged there, though generally not in the structured group sessions found at the Shelter for Abused Women & Children, to help people move on from or accept these experiences. Twice a month, the Transitional Living Center includes a drum circle in its residents routine. Ms. Boisvert has been amazed by the circles effect. Some of the patients hard-core street people. come in going, Im not going to beat a drum, she says. But by the end of the session, theyre laughing, smiling theyre really involved with it. Im amazed to watch the transformation.Looking insideIn Christina Skibickis super-close-up photograph of a bee, the insects huge goggle eye peers out like a high-tech device for capturing reality. Its part of a series of close-up pictures Ms. Skibicki has been working on that has grown in part out of the Healing Arts painting group she attends at the Shelter every week. In her decade running the Healing Arts program, Ms. Gomez says, she has noticed that eyes of all kinds are a recurring theme among participants. If not the strange, alien eyes of bees, then human eyes. Big eyes, or one eye open, or eyes looking through a fog Thats a motif that comes up again and again and again, she says. Its like theres a need for hypervigilance, thats the way I interpret it; theres a need to see through things. Photographer Ms. Skibicki testifies that the artistic process does help her see through things, and see inward most of all. It really helps me to connect to, I guess, my inner self my higher being, she says. I know that if I dont have anybody or anywhere to turn to, I have my art. It will always be there for me. Rhonda, 63, sought help at the Shelter six months ago, moving away from a pattern of physically and mentally abusive relationships that began with her mother when she was a child. Being stuck in such a situation was like being underground, underwater, breathing through a tube just for air, she says. In the Healing Arts program, Rhonda works on creative writing to help open up those airways. After youre with an abusive person, you forget you have all this to give, she says. That gets taken from you. These groups help to build that up again. A woman who attends a writing group on Thursdays says her recent efforts have focused on how I view myself as a human being and how I wish to view myself. One of the common exercises the group works on is writing a list of things that make them angry. Some people want to talk about it and examine it, the woman says. For other people, they just want it on the paper. Shes not sure how long shell stay with the writing group, but shes thankful that it has helped her through a difficult time. The healing period for some abuse victims can be quite long, and Healing Arts continues to be available for those who need it, she adds. At the time people are living in the Shelter or shortly thereafter, they are still trying to process some of the things that occurred. looking back on incidents can be incredibly emotional, she says. Eventually, she concludes, the healing process, aided by things such as Healing Arts, can get victims to the point where they look back like its a fact of life and not something so emotionally charged. ARTFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOSTop: Bee-Dazzled by Christina Skibicki. Above: Daydreamer by Millie. Left: Find your inner strength by Millie.
Periodontal FACTPeriodontal Disease may be a contributing factor to: gum periodontal disease periodontal diseaseDr. Bradley Piotrowski, D.D.S., M.S.D. Hurry offer expires 11/2/12 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 25-31, 2012 CLUB NOTES Friends and alumni of the University of Iowa gather at Big Als Sports Grill, 8004 Trail Blvd., every Saturday to watch football and socialize over food and drink. For more information, contact Mike Eovino by calling 263-1422 or e-mailing email@example.com. Members and guests of the Ohio State Alumni Club of Naples will gather for the fall kick-off social from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Imperial Golf & Country Club, 1808 Imperial Golf Course Blvd. Cost is $45 per person for hors doeuvres (cash bar). For reservations or more information, call Sara Ann Mousa at 593-9196 or visit www.naplesbuckeyes.com. The Southwest Florida chapter of the American Airlines Kiwi Club holds its next luncheon meeting at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at a private residence on Marco Island. The club is a social and charitable organization of present and former flight attendants of American Airlines, TWA and other airlines acquired by or merged with American Airlines. The local chapter supports Pace Center for Girls-Collier at Immokalee and the Collier County Hunger & Homeless Coalition. New members are always welcome. For reservations or more information, e-mail Eileen Martino at elmmartino@ gmail.com. The Collier/Lee Chapter of Hadassah hosts memory specialist and clinical psychologist Bill Beckwith as the guest speaker at its luncheon Tuesday, Oct. 30, at The Club at Olde Cypress. Doors open at 10:45 a.m. Dr. Beckwith is the author of Managing Your Memory: Practical Solutions for Forgetting. He provides memory evaluations and consultations at the Life and Memory Center in Naples. Cost is $27 per person. Call 254-9968 or 963-9347 to RSVP and to order either pasta or salmon for lunch. The Inbetweeners, a social group for singles ages 40-65, welcomes newcomers and regulars at gatherings every Wednesday. The Oct. 31 gathering will be from 5-7 p.m. at the Naples Ale House, 6300 Hollywood Blvd. For more information, visit www. meetup.com/inbetweeners or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The Naples chapter of Ikebana International will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Moorings Presbyterian Church for a program about the history of raku pottery. Presenter Tracy Guardian has studied the 16th century Japanese method of firing pottery for many years and her organic creative style with her love of dance to give a sense of unique movement to each piece. She will bring some of her fine art pieces as well as functional creations to the meeting for purchase. There will be a full ikebana market (ginza) and refreshments. Non-members are welcome but are asked to make reservations by e-mailing ikebananaples@ me.com. For more information, visit www.IkebanaNaples.com. The Womens Cultural Alliance, an affinity group of the Jewish Federation of Collier County, welcomes new members for the 2012-13 season. Programs range from book groups and Spanish and French classes to art studio tours and tai chi classes. Social groups that plan various events are: the Serious Foodies, WCA Couples, the Single Connection, Dinner Dames and Jazzophiles. Kathleen van Bergen, CEO and president of the Philharmonic Center for the Arts, will be the guest speaker at the seasons first luncheon on Friday, Nov. 16, at Grey Oaks Country Club. For more information, contact Jane Hersch 948-0003 or email@example.com. The Naples Newcomers Club welcomes women who have been permanent residents of Naples for no more than five years and who want to meet others who are new to the area. The club meets for lunch at 11:30 a.m. on the second Thursday of every month at country clubs throughout the area. In addition, groups within the club plan outings and dates to share varied interests, such as mah-jongg and duplicate bridge, gourmet cooking and discussions about philosophy. Prospective members are invited to coffee at 10 a.m. on the first Thursday of each month. For meeting locations and more information, call 298-4083 or visit www.naplesnewcomers.com. Toastmasters International teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations. Guests are always welcome. Local Toastmasters chapters, meeting times and locations include: Bonita Toastmasters Club: 7 p.m. every second and fourth Wednesday at the Bonita Springs Fire Station, 27701 Bonita Grande Drive. For more information, call Scott Vail at 777-3642. Collier Communique Club: 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Books-A-Million in Mercato. Call Robert Rizzo at (407) 493-8584. Naples Sunrise Bay Toastmasters Club: 7:30 a.m. on the first and third Tuesday in Moss Hall at Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive. Call Steve McCann at 777-8851. Naples Toastmasters Club: 7 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday at Naples General Aviation Center, 200 Aviation Drive N. Call Steve Jallad at 776-5398. Toast of the Coast Toastmasters Club: Noon on the second and fourth Friday at Stantec (previously Wilson Miller), 3200 Bailey Lane, Naples. Call Gwen Greenglass at 431-0931. Naples Advanced Toastmasters: 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday at the North Collier Government Center, 2335 Orange Blossom Drive. Call Linda Valentine at (954) 780-6683. This club has prerequisites for membership. Toastmaster Academy: 6:30-8:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday at the North Collier Government Center, 2335 Orange Blossom Drive. Call R. Sunde at 594-3828. For more about the organization, visit www.toastmasters.org. Membership in the Social Butterflies, a new group for women, is open to all who want to cultivate friendships, support one anothers career and personal efforts and also help local charities. For more information, call Nicole Forbis at 784-7987 or look for Social Butter flies Naples on Facebook.
Rates and availability to play, subject to change without notice. Proper dress required. Play ends March 18, 2013. Capture this thrilling opportunity before ts gone. Its your last shot to tame the beast on Tom Fazios two courses at Bonita Bay East. Take aim before daily play ends in March 2013. DAILY PLAYas low as $65 per player book a tee time from three to 90 days in advance: BonitaBayEast.com On Immokalee Rd., 6 miles east of I-75. SEASONAL PLAY PROGRAMS AVAILABLE Visit BonitaBayEast.com or call 239-405-9002 for details. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 25-31, 2012 A23 Get pedaling in Iron Joe post-Thanksgiving rideRegistration is open for the eighth annual Arthrex Iron Joe Turkey Ride set for Sunday, Nov. 25. Cyclists can choose the distance and the pace. SAG-supported routes of 5, 10, 30 and 62 miles all begin at North Collier Regional Park. What better way to take a break from Thanksgiving leftovers, football and shopping? Registration and continental breakfast begin at 7 a.m.; the ride concludes back at the park with lunch catered by Carrabbas Italian Grill. Registration is $20 for Naples Pathways Coalition members and $25 for others. Join or renew your membership for 2013 and ride for $45. The first 200 registered adults can purchase a T-shirt for $10. Sign up at www.naplespathways. org. If you cant ride but want to join the fun, Naples Pathways Coalition welcomes volunteers to help out in various ways. For more information, e-mail Michelle Avola at firstname.lastname@example.org. Fishing for courage at Hamilton HarborTournament raises funds for amputee organizationHamilton Harbor Yacht Club hosts the fourth annual Miracle Limbs-Courage in Motion All-Species Family Fishing Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 3. Co-sponsored by Hamilton Harbor and Marine Max, the competition benefits Florida amputees, including many local war veterans. The fast-paced tournament is truly a scavenger hunt for fish, as anglers try to catch and release as many of the 19 identified species (plus one mystery fish) as they can and photograph them to accumulate the most points. Points are accrued for each species caught per boat. Cash prizes will be awarded based on total entrants. Registration is $350 per boat (up to four anglers) and includes a barbecue lunch, T-shirts, raffle prizes and a silent auction of all things boating, fishing and travel. Attendance at the barbecue, auction and award ceremony at Hamilton Harbor is $20 per person for nonanglers. For $1,500, a sponsor can host a boat that will allow an amputee to participate. For more information, complete rules and online registration, visit www.miraclelimbs.org or call 591-8393. 4375 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33905 (239) 992-0027 tempcopestcontrol.comTempco Pest Control can stop the spiral!Spiraling White Flies feast on more than 60 types of trees and shrubs and leave behind a white, waxy substance called honeydew that spreads rapidly. A black sooty mold develops destroying leaves, and covering cars, pools and patios. The end result is weakened trees, defoliation and a big mess. Dont wait another minute! Call Tempco Pest Control for a free, no-obligation inspection and estimate.(239) 992-0027 or visit TempcoPestControl.comTrees primarily affected:Gumbo LimboLive OakBlack OliveFruit treesPalm treesOur experts will determine the best, most cost-effective means of treatment. We offer warranties on all work, so if they come back within the warranty period, well re-treat at no charge. Thats our pest-free guarantee.Areas primarily affected:NaplesSanibelCaptivaFort Myers BeachBonita SpringsHow well treat it:Deep root feedingArbor Jet Tree Injection Is your bug problem SPIRALING out of control?
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA24 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 25-31, 2012 The third annual Stiletto Sprint drew a colorful crowd to downtown Naples on Saturday, Oct. 20, to kick up their heels and step out in the name of breast cancer awareness. Participants and spectators alike dressed up in pink to show their support for Komen for the Cure-SWFL and for The Garden of Hope & Courage at NCH downtown. T he third annual Stiletto S p rint drew a colorful crowd to downtown Na p les on Satur da y, Oct. 20 to kick u p their heels and ste p out in the name of breast cancer aware 1 2 3 4 6 12 8 9 5 7 11 10 1 Lawrence Perillo, Tim Felts, Kristin Jeannin and Blake Crawford 2 Nancy Hansen, Matt Schaefer and Candy Ferrer 3 Anabella Stevens 4. Giennas Gang 5. Justin Vonerchen, Jada Anastasia and Ken Clairmont 6. Jada Anastasia 7. Karen Gross and Suzanne Leonard 8. Cory Riley, Kim Lee and Angelina Mullen 9. Sarah Geer and Minka Brown 10. Bob Lanza and Richard Bell 11. Therese Stanley 12. Sarah Batey and Kelly HowellBOB RAYMOND / FLORIDA WEEKLY
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Info: 5973452 or 3331825. Wreaths of Pink Fifth Avenue Design Gallery 365 Fifth Ave. S. All month long, Fifth Avenue Design Gallery has on display for silent auction bidding pink wreaths created by 10 top designers, with auction proceeds going to Komen for the Cure-SWFL. In addition, the gallery is donating a portion of all floor sales this month to the cause. Info: 417-3650. Yvonnes Pink Promise Yvonnes House of Shoes The Village at Venetian Bay Throughout October The shoe salon will donate $5 from the sale of every pink item to Komen for the Cure-SWFL. Info: 262-2010. Pump in Pink Norman Love Confections Throughout October Pink pumps crafted of artisanal chocolate are available at the Naples and Fort Myers locations of Norman Love Confections. Three dollars of each $18 shoe purchased will benefit Partners for Breast Cancer Care. The Naples chocolate salon is at 3747 Tamiami Trail N.; in Fort Myers, Norman Love Confections is at 11300 Lindbergh Blvd. Info: www. normanloveconfections.com or www. pfbcc.org. Love, Hope & Pizza Hungry Howies Throughout October All large pizzas come in bright pink boxes and Hungry Howies will make a donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation for every pizza purchased. Info: www.hungryhowies.com. New York Pizza & Pasta Throughout October 11140 Tamiami Trail N. For every dessert or featured drink special ordered, the restaurant will donate $1 to Komen for the Cure-SWFL. Info: 594-3500 or www.newyorkpp.com. Women Supporting Women 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday Nov. 1 The Naples Yacht Club Enjoy creative cuisine and sample select wines at the 11th annual Women Supporting Women evening to benefit Cancer Alliance of Naples. Tickets: $75 in advance (mail a check payable to CAN to Alice Carlson, 2730 Leeward Lane, Naples, FL 34103) or $85 at the door. Info: www.wswnaples.com. womensupportingwomen.naples@gmail. com. Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support Regular meetings Bosom Buddies support group meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the second and last Wednesday of every month in the Telford Education Center at the NCH downtown campus. Info: 417-4600. RANDY JONES / COURTESY PHOTOS1. Dr. Emily Clements, Sara Burd and Dr. Jeannie Hilton 2. Todd Lupton, Paul and Kim Belfore 3. Rick LoCastro, Scott and Gayle Campbell, Dr. Susan Cera 4. Jorge and Cindy Aguilera 1324
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA28 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 25-31, 2012 Award will be presented at upcoming Hospital BallHCH honors 10 nominees for Physician of the YearThe NCH Healthcare Foundation will honor its Physician of the Year nominees and announce this years recipient of the award at the 2012 NCH Hospital Ball, Saving Our Tiniest Treasures, on Saturday, Oct. 27, at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. The nominees are: Neurologist Matthew Baker, who has been affiliated with NCH for 11 years and has been instrumental in working with the hospital staff on the stroke certification initiative. Urologist Stuart Bergman, who joined NCH four years ago. He spent two years at the National Institutes of Health NCI surgery branch doing clinical and basic science research on bladder and testis cancers. Neurosurgeon Gary Colon, who has been affiliated with NCH for 14 years. A 2011 Compass Award recipient, he serves as chief of the neurosurgery sub section. Emergency medicine specialist Alberto De La Rivaherrera, who has been affiliated with NCH for 18 years. He serves on the NCH board of trustees and chairs the department of emergency medicine. Pathologist David Greider, medical director of the Community Blood Center and NCH Laboratory. He also chairs the department of pathology and the Continuing Medical Education Committee. His affiliation with the hospital spans 24 years. Pediatrician Deborah Lopez, who started the pediatric intensive care unit and assumed the majority of patient care on the pediatric floor at NCH in 2007. She received the Compass Award in 2008. Family doctor Vladimir Mathieu, who has been affiliated with NCH for 12 years. He has served on the board of the Naples Medical Center for eight years and is chair of the department of family medicine. Ob-gyn Wallace McLean, a 37-year NCH veteran. He originated the Womens Health Care Foundation, which provides obstetrical care to indigent mothers in Collier County, and chairs the department of obstetrics and gynecology. Cardiologist Kenneth Plunkett, who has been affiliated with NCH for 11 years. He serves on the NCH board of trustees and is chief of the cardiology sub section. Pediatrician Todd Vedder, who has been affiliated with NCH for nine years. A three-time nominee for Physician of the Year, Dr. Vedder has served as either chair or co-chair of the NCH pediatrics department since 2007. This years NCH Hospital Ball, the 54th annual one, will benefit expansion and renovation of the NCH neonatal intensive care unit. With an average daily census of 12, the NICU has outgrown its nine-bed unit and must expand to 18 beds provide for the communitys critically ill or premature babies, most of whom require immediate, life-saving care. In advance of the gala, live and silent auction items can be previewed at www. nchmd.org/hospitalball. Silent auction items are open for bidding now through the night before the event. Tickets to the 2012 NCH Hospital Ball also can be purchased at the website for $500 per person. For more information, contact Cynthia Bennett at the NCH Healthcare System Foundation by calling 436-4511 or e-mailing email@example.com. TO YOUR HEALTHDoctor has tips for aging with graceIberiaBank on Marco Island and Physicians Regional Health System present Aging Sucks!, a Health-Plus lecture by Dr. Carlos Portu, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at the bank at 605 Bald Eagle Drive. Dr. Portu, a specialist in internal medicine, will discuss simple, everyday things to do that help maintain a healthy, active lifestyle throughout the aging process. Attendance is free, but seating is limited and reservations are required. Call 403-5169. Health department has free HIV, STD testsOne in four Americans has a sexually transmitted disease. An estimated 56,300 Americans each year are newly infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. One in 202 Floridians is HIV infected; nearly 1,000 people in Collier County are living with HIV. Over the past five years, Collier has seen an average of 50 new HIV infections annually. Because of these alarming statistics, the Collier County Health Department is offering free HIV and STD testing at its Immokalee clinic from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 28, Nov. 4 and 18, and Dec. 2, 9 and 16. The Immokalee clinic of the Collier County Health Department is at 419 N. First St. For more information, call Judes Albert at the clinic, 252-7300. Grief specialists at AVOW can helpAn Avow Hospice grief specialist will lead two support group sessions focused on helping those who have lost a loved one cope with the holidays. The same program will be presented from 2-4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, and again from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8. Avow counselors holds a pet grief support group from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month. In addition, anyone who has experienced the loss of a pet is invited to a Rainbow Day pet memorial service at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. Those with a special pet to remember are encouraged to bring a photograph or collage.Avow also offers a three-week support group series focused on helping those who have suffered pregnancy loss or the loss of an infant. Sessions will meet from 5:30-7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, 19 and 26. The sessions will focus on issues and expectations encountered during the healing process.All grief support groups meet in the Ispiri community center at Avow headquarters on Whipporwill Lane. Attendance is free, but reservations are requested. To sign up or for more information, call 261-4404. Biggest Loser study finds modest diet and exercise can sustain weight lossExercise and healthy eating reduce body fat and preserve muscle in adults better than diet alone, according to a study funded and conducted by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health. The study was recently published online in Obesity and will be in a future print edition. NIDDK senior investigator Kevin Hall, Ph.D., analyzed the individual effects of daily strenuous exercise and a restricted diet by examining data from 11 participants from the reality television program The Biggest Loser. The program shows obese adults losing large amounts of weight over several months. Participants were initially isolated on a ranch followed by an extended period at home. By including the shows contestants as voluntary study participants, this research took advantage of a cost-efficient opportunity to study a small group of obese individuals already engaged in an intensive lifestyle intervention, said Dr. Hall, who has no financial ties and no other affiliation to the show. Researchers measured body fat, total energy expenditure and resting metabolic rate the energy burned during inactivity three times: at the start of the program, at week six, and at week 30, which was at least 17 weeks after participants returned home. Participation in the program led to an average weight loss of 128 pounds, with about 82 percent of that coming from body fat, and the rest from lean tissue like muscle. Preserving lean tissue, even during rapid and substantial weight loss, helps maintain strength and mobility and reduces risk of injury, among other benefits. At the competitions end, diet alone was calculated to be responsible for more weight loss than exercise, with 65 percent of the weight loss consisting of body fat and 35 percent consisting of lean mass like muscle. In contrast, the model calculated that exercise alone resulted in participants losing only fat, and no muscle. The simulation of exercise alone also estimated a small increase in lean mass despite overall weight loss. The simulations also suggest that the participants could sustain their weight loss and avoid weight regain by adopting more moderate lifestyle changes like 20 minutes of daily vigorous exercise and a 20 percent calorie restriction than those demonstrated on the television program. More than two-thirds of U.S. adults age 20 and older are overweight or obese, and more than one-third of adults are obese. Excess weight can lead to type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and certain cancers. For more information about the NIDDK and its programs, see www. niddk.nih.gov. HEALTHY LIVING
Ray Leach, CEO of Jumpstart Inc. will be delivering a message about Growing Entrepreneurial Ecosystems and Transfroming Regional Economies at our kick-off meeting on November 1. 239.687.5824 www.gcvf.comThe GCVF meets to hear presentations by those businesses looking for growth capital that have been selected by the GCVF Selection Committee. Based upon the merits of the presentation our members can invest in these businesses at the ground oor. Our mission is to provide a forum to encourage the participation of investors who commit growth and intellectual capital for the purpose of enhancing the economic vitality of the region.Gulf Coast Venture ForumSeason Kick-Off Meeting November 1stSAVE THE DATENovember 1, 2012Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa For more information visit Join Jacoby & Nealon Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors DON NEALON, CFP Managing Director -Investments and JOEL GRAVINA, CRPC Financial Advisor as they discuss the election and what each outcome may mean to your future.TOPICS DISCUSSED: e complimentary seminars will be held on October 31 & November 1 at: 2 p.m. for bits & bites at Wells Fargo. SEATING IS LIMITED. To save your spot contact (239) 254-2252 or firstname.lastname@example.org WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOWInvestments and Insurance Products: Not FDIC Insured. No Bank Guarantee. May Lose Value. www.jacobynealon.com www. SpecialistsInUrology .com | (239) 434-6300NAPLES BONITA SPRINGS MARCO ISLAND FORT MYERS CAPE CORAL William M. Figlesthaler, MD, FACS Board Certied urologist Expert in prostate cancer diagnoses and treatment Over 3,000 daVinci robotic prostatectomies and procedures Extensive experience in recurrent and persistant prostate cancer Preservation of sexual function and bladder control Over 15 years experience in Naples Castle Connollys Top Doctors Featured on Bravo for accomplishments in robotic surgery Available for consults for elevated PSAs, abnormal prostate exams, prostate cancer and second opinionsNAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 25-31, 2012 A29 T O YOUR HE A L T HProgram focuses on womens choicesPowerful Women, Powerful Choices a halfday symposium presented by 21st Century Oncology, Lee Memorial Health System and NCH Healthcare System, takes place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point.Speakers will focus on cancers significant to women, early detection, screening, treatment and therapy, genetics, incontinence and the importance of specialized care. The day begins with a keynote address by cancer survivor and advocate Mariann MacDonald. A session about breast cancer, The Time and Place for Conservative Surgical Treatment, will be presented Dr. Lea Blackwell. Dr. Valerie Dyke will present Colon cancer: Early Detection Matters. And Dr. Joanna Chon will present Incontinence: Solving the Problem. Dr. James Orr will deliver the Susan B. Powar Memorial Lecture about ovarian cancer titled Blood Test, Scans, Exam & What Else. Jennifers boutique will present a fashion show, and a questionand-answer session will be devoted to What Youve Always Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask. Panelists will include Drs. Ed Grendys and Veronique Fernandez-Salvador. The day will conclude with closing remarks by Dr. Daniel Dosoretz of 21st Century Oncology, Pat Read of Naples Community Hospital and Sharon MacDonald of Lee Memorial Health System. Attendance is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. RSVP by calling 936-0382 or visiting www.PowerfulWomenInfo.com. VITAS offers grief support groupThe holiday season can be especially difficult for those who have lost a loved one. Vitas Innovative Hospice Care is offering a free workshop for those who are grieving. In six weekly sessions, Living with Loss will offer support, education and practical tips for coping after a loss. The group will meet from 6-7:30 p.m. every Wednesday from Nov. 7-Dec. 12 at VITAS headquarters, 4980 Tamiami Trail N. Although attendance is free, registration in advance is required. Call Jeanne Annunziata at 649-2300.
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Expires 10/31/12 PET TALESStop the big digExercise, supervision and redirection will keep your lawn free of holes BY GINA SPADAFORIUniversal UclickOver the Labor Day weekend, a puppy joined my family. While hes still pretty small, he has a lot of growing to do, especially if hes to help fill the hole in my heart left by the death of my 16-year-old Sheltie, Drew. The transition from a very old dog Drew was managed with daily fluids and medicine for kidney failure a year before his passing to a lively young puppy can be jarring. Drew had been a well-mannered adult since the Clinton administration, and young Ned has a normal puppy streak of naughty. Which is why I wasnt really prepared when I came upon a hole in the backyard clearly dug by Neds little paws. With a puppy, its pretty easy to catch and correct unwanted behavior, but its not impossible even with a grown dog. As with any behavior, you have to get to the root of the problem before you can come up with a fair approach to minimizing the damage. Like many behaviors people find troubling, digging is natural for dogs, with any number of triggers driving the activity. Among them: Wanderlust. Some dogs, especially unneutered males, have a strong desire to dig their way out of the yard, especially when the breeze carries the enticing scent of a female in heat. Prey drive. Subterranean wildlife can be irresistible to some dogs, especially to terriers or terrier mixes breeds developed to dig vermin from their lairs. Need for shelter. A well-dug den can keep a dog cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Although any breed or mix can show an interest in making a den, the behavior is more common in breeds such as huskies and malamutes. Recreation. Digging is just plain fun. This is Neds motivation, Im pretty sure. Excess energy and boredom. This combination is either directly responsible or a contributing factor in most canine behavior problems. The trick to having a nice yard and a happy dog is to do what you can to eliminate the triggers for digging, and then take your pets needs into account when planning your landscaping. Neutering can greatly reduce the desire to wander. If wildlifes a problem, contact your local agricultural extension for tips on how to get the pests to give your yard a skip. And make sure your pet has the shelter he needs to stay comfortable no matter the weather. Every dog needs an exercise program, with the emphasis on heart-thumping aerobic interludes, such as a daily run or a game of fetch. If you keep your pet well exercised, hell be less likely to indulge in destructive behaviors. A tired dog is always a good dog! Some trainers suggest giving dogs an area where its OK to dig, and training them to use it. This is an especially good strategy for dogs who just love to dig. The final tip? Design your yard for compromise. Make a less visible part of the yard a dog-friendly, free-dig zone, and limit your pet to that area when you cant be there to supervise. Provide safe chew toys to keep him occupied, such as peanu t butt er-stuffed Kongs. Discourage digging in off-limits areas by filling in holes and covering them with chicken wire and large rocks. If you address the underlying issues that cause digging and then allow your dog the opportunity to do some of what comes naturally in an area thats acceptable to you both, youll find that its indeed possible to have a yard you can be proud to show off. Ned seemed pretty easily distracted and pretty happy to gnaw on a chew toy rather than continue with his digging. But if he shows signs of getting a real kick of the excavations, Ill be setting him up with an area where he can dig in with my approval. Many dogs enjoy digging, but few owners want holes in their lawns. Redirecting the activity to a less visible area may be a compromise that both you and your pet can live with. To adopt or foster a pet This weeks pets are from Collier County Domestic Animal Services. Unless otherwise noted, adoption fees for cats are $60 and dogs are $85 and include sterilization surgery, vaccinations, pet license, ID microchip and a bag of food. Visit DAS at 7610 Davis Blvd. from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. For more information, call 2527387 or visit www.colliergov.net/pets. Pets of the Week>>Lola is a 3-year-old domestic shorthair who has unique body art and a sweet personality. She is calm and loves to be petted. Lola is part of the Families For Felines Project and can be adopted for just $10. >>Mango is a handsome 3-month-old domestic shorthair who likes to make friends with everyone. He enjoys dogs and has lots of energy to play. >>Peaches is a 7-month-old Carolina mix who weights about 20 pounds. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF OCTOBER 25-31, 2012 We are a direct lender offering the following loan products: 239-434-0300 www.aemc.cc Making dreams come true... SW Floridas Fastest Growing Mortgage Bank! MONEY & INVESTING Who can change America?Most voters understand that we are at a financial tipping point and they are trying to figure out what is needed for America to change for the better. They want to determine who is the most likely of the presidential candidates to get the job done. Voters questions focus on money: their money or lack thereof, their childrens future money, their neighbors money, their money due from Medicare and Social Security, their countrys money, even Chinas money. Money was the predominant theme in the questions asked by the audience in the second presidential debate. And rightly so, since the U.S. has a big money problem: $16 trillion in debt currently, with budgets showing additional deficits of approximately $1 trillion in each of the next four years plus huge unfunded liabilities for entitlement programs. Unemployment is 7.8 percent. The combined unemployed and underemployment rate is 12.7 percent. This is Greece in the making! Most middle income Americans understand that although tweaks to their brackets income taxation are being dangled to capture their votes, solutions to the severe economic problems of our country are of far greater importance than whether they receive another couple thousand dollars in tax cuts or if they get a lump sum of allowable tax deductions. The middle income bracket does not need tutoring in primal concepts such as: living within your means (as opposed to the U.S. government, which does not); leaving your children an inheritance of some sort but certainly not bequeathing your debts to them (as opposed to the current U.S. budgets deficit trajectory, which places a future horrific tax burden on our children); and maintaining the U.S. dollar as the worlds reserve currency (as opposed to decades of monetary, fiscal and trade policies that have allowed its great fall and allowed China to proceed with plans to dethrone the dollar.) These middle income Americans want more economic growth as they know it solves a lot of problems. They understand that gridlock gets us nowhere and that compromise creates unity, all within a spirit of mutual respect. Tax code tweaks are non-solutions; they merely dance around the 16 trillion pound elephant in the room. Sure, they are vote-getters, but they are not economic game-changers. Some very big things have to happen to downsize that elephant. Game-changers are needed. In my estimation, the best way and only viable way to reverse the economic path of the U.S. is to create jobs. GDP has to grow faster than 2.5 percent just for unemployment to remain unchanged. Want to get unemployment down from 8 percent nosebleed levels? Grow a lot faster than 2.5 percent. Gross Domestic Product equals consumer spending plus g overnment spending plus business investment plus net exports. For GDP to grow, some portion of that equation needs to grow. There is no solution outside of that equation. Which of the components of the GDP equation can have meaningful growth so that we can climb out of our debt hole? Consuming more stuff is not a solution; we are at the highest percentage levels of GDP for consumer spending in the world. Can GDP grow through more government spending? The U.S. government is already $16 trillion in debt. Consider what we got for the $5 trillion spent by the government since the financial debacle: an economy that is growing below 2 percent and a zero gain in number employed. Five million lost jobs plus five million created jobs equals a zero net increase in jobs. So what remains that can drive growth in jobs? The answer is expansion in private (small and large) business investment and a reversal in our trade deficit. Change the flow of business investment from overseas to return to the U.S.? Businesses will expand in the U.S. if: there is certainty in taxation rates and rates are lowered to be competitive with global taxation rates; health care obligations are known and manageable; excessive government regulation is rolled back; companies have access to engineers, scientists etc.; the energy resources within our borders are used to make us energy independent; our legislators fashion solutions to runaway government deficit spendingfor openers. Until we effect some of these game changers, U.S. businesses will continue to expand plants overseas and hire overseas. Its easy to find countries that greet them with open arms. These are big-time money problems. Tweaking taxes, moving a federal expense from one category to another, lowering interest rates (to where? zero?) and more rhetoric are not solutions. So ask yourself: Who of the two candidates would you pick to manage your money, your childrens money, your countrys money? True, the countrys challenges are not all money related. But unless the money problems are fixed now, we might not have another good chance of digging out of the financial hole. There is a substantial risk of loss in trading futures and options on futures contracts. Past performance is not indicative of future results. This article is provided for informational purposes only. 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M-F 8-5 and Sat 8-12239-775-6860 www.economybodyshop.com Email : firstname.lastname@example.org 2240 Davis Blvd., Naples, FL 34104Complete Collision Repair 24 hour Towing Rentals Its Local. Its Entertaining. Its Mobile. Got Download?Its FREE! Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.comThe iPad AppSearch Florida Weekly in the iTunes App Store today.iPad is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. All rights reserved. Many businesses that did not know they could make a claim are now included in the proposed BP Oil Spill Settlement.Your business may qualify for compensation, even if it is located in town and not on the beach. www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF OCTOBER 25-31, 2012 O er Good thru 11/30/12 WITH THIS AD $350.OFFNew Orders OnlyCoupon Must Be Presented At Time Of Order. Why Do More Home Owners ChooseComplete Line of Rolldowns Clear Pan ccordionsCall For FREE Estimate594-16161762 Trade Center Way, Naples Florida, 34109Hurricane IMPACT WINDOWS & DOORS! QUALIT T RVICE Arts & Entertainment Muffy Clark Gill has been named to represent the United Arts Council of Collier County as a member of the Public Art Advisory Committee for the city of Naples. Awards & Recognition Tyler Field, executive chef at The Club at Mediterra, won the American Culinary Federationss 2012 Taste of Elegance award at the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Show held recently in Orlando. A certified executive chef and graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Chef Field came to Mediterra from Isleworth Golf & Country Club in Windermere, Fla. Banking Megan Rivera has joined Shamrock Bank of Florida as a customer service representative in the new Ave Maria Banking Center. She is a full-time student at Ave Maria University. Chambers of commerce Jaimee Romines has been promoted to communications manager at the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce and the Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council. She joined the chamber last year as coordinator for the visitor center and the BSEEDC. She is now responsible for the chambers social media and website management, intern/volunteer coordination, media relations, photo management and press releases. Hospitality sales Amy Jacobsen has joined The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club as sales manager responsible for the association and corporate markets, with a focus on the mid-Atlantic and western U.S. regions. A 13-year hospitality industry veteran, Ms. Jacobsen most recently served as national sales manager at the Loews Don CeSar Hotel in St. Petersburg, Fla. Prior to that, she served as area sales manager for LXR Luxury Resorts & Hotels, representing three hotels in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Lisa Vinciguerra has been named regional director of sales, catering and marketing for Cooper Hotels to direct the efforts of the companys Crowne Plaza at the Bell Tower Shops, Fort Myers; the Hilton Garden Inn Airport/ FGCU; and Homewood Suites by Hilton at the Bell Tower Shops and also at the airport location off Alico Road. Ms. Vinciguerra was promoted from her position as director of sales and catering at the Hilton Naples, also owned by Cooper Hotels, where she served for more than 11 years. Prior to that she held the catering sales manager position at the Inn on Fifth in Naples, after beginning her career at the Registry Resort in Naples. She is a hospitality management graduate of the New York Institute of Technology in New York City. Health care Dr. David Pitts has been named medical director for NCH Healthcare Systems Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging & Rehabilitation. He previously was medical director of the comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation unit at the National Rehabilitation Hospital at Union Memorial in Washington, D.C. He was served as the director of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Consult Services in Baltimore, Md., and was a clinical associate at Johns Hopkins University Hospital. Dr. Pitts earned his medical degree from St. Georges University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies and completed his internship and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He is board certified by The American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Alissa Stefanacci has joined the staff of Dr. Stanley Guilin as a medical aesthetician and skin therapist. She has 23 years of experience and was recently selected to participate in the Allergan Aesthetic Leadership Forum, which convened the leading aesthetic clinicians in the country to discuss select topics in facial aesthetics. Real estate The Womens Council of Realtors, Naples-on-the-Gulf chapter announces its board officers for 2013: Lynn Bower, president; Jeannette Batten, presidentelect; Christine Citrano, vice president-membership; Sue Ann Zornes, vice president-affiliates; Sally Masters, treasurer; and Karen Kohler, secretary. Mary Kavanagh and Susan Gardner have joined Premier Sothebys International Realty at the companys onsite sales team at The Strada at Mercato. Ms. Kavanagh is also an owner/partner in K2 Properties Group, a leasing and management company that specializes in connecting families with fully-furnished, high-end temporary homes and vacation properties. Originally from Grand Rapids, Mich., she holds a bachelors degree in education from the University of Michigan. Ms. Gardner started as a sales associate with Prudential Family Real Estate in 1999 in her home state of Illinois. She moved to Florida in 2004. Both Ms. Kavanagh and Ms. Gardner are members of the Naples Area Board of Realtors and the Florida and National associations of Realtors. ON THE MOVEGILL ROMINES VINCIGUERRA JACOBSEN FIELD RIVERA
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF OCTOBER 25-31, 2012 BUSINESS B5 That site allows Apple users to locate and review consultants. But since Microsoft Word commands something like 92 percent of the market, how much work can there be for these specialists? Lately, a lot. They instruct individuals, set up efficient uses for small businesses, and create efficiency and order where there might seem to be none, for many. What Ive found, and Rene and Patrick agree with me, is that IOS devices, the iPhone and iPad, are improving the market, says Mr. Conway. Theyre improving our client base. People start off with these then go out and get a MacBook Pro. I have a lot of high-end residential clients, for example, who switched to that all based on using the iPhone. Business, in other words, is booming. The three men would seem to be in tight competition, therefore. But in fact they work more like a team, sharing and referring business as they go, they say. Were all independent of each other, but were held together in a team put together by Apple, explains Mr. Garcia. The requirements are stringent: You have to be certified. Then you have to be a member in good standing, in business for while, to be an Apple consultant. Theres a lot more work than ever before because of the increase of Apples market share. Each came to Apple his own way. Mr. Garcia and Mr. Junkroski both arrived in the business from their educations. Mr. Conway did not, at least not directly. Way back in his youth, Mr. Conway joined the Air Force. He took some tests. Before long, he found himself assigned to a presidential support unit operating out of Andrews Air Force base. This was the 1980s, when computers were just becoming common, and we handled the information and communications systems whenever the president or his family or dignitaries would fly to or from Andrews, he recalls. After the first Persian Gulf War, I came home and attended college at Edison and at USF in Tampa. In college I started to use the Mac for graphics and desktop publishing. It took off from there. Now, he describes his home-based business, which includes a skilled parttime technician and a sophisticated electrician, this way: I mostly do Mac setup and configuration, problem-solving both software and hardware, hardware repair and upgrades for laptops and desktops, PC and Mac integration and data migration, networking, remote screen-sharing support, networking assessment and network installation, Mac server support for small and home-based businesses, backup and printer solutions, Mac interface basics and software training one on one. I also do IOS device management, setup, syncing and training, along with digital workflow management. Simple enough? Well, yes, in Mr. Conways hands. He began in part by getting the Apple certification to support two regional Apple stores and now there are four, including a huge store in Tampa where he hopes to expand his business one day soon, he notes. The money is good $90 per hour for one-time short consults in a home or business, and less than that for more involved projects, he says. I dont have a lot of overhead 95 percent of my work is on site. I run a virtual office out of home, and I have a lab here at home where I can do troubleshooting and upgrades when necessary.Configuring the futureMr. Garcia, meanwhile, like Mr. Junkroski, has his own specialties, as well. My company tries to bridge the gap between Apple and Microsoft thats our niche, he says. We do a lot with wireless mesh. We just finished a project putting together iPads with students at St. John Neumann Catholic High School in Naples. Starting this year, the students all get iPads the majority of books get delivered on iPads. No more textbooks. And were working on a Mac lab integrated into a Microsoft service system. All the end-user computers are pretty much Apples, and the servers are Microsoft. People love it, and they record their observations in critical analyses on the Apple website. Patrick came out and fixed my problem quickly and efficiently, and even left me some equipment to use to fix additional problems. I would highly recommend them, wrote one customer of Mr. Junkroskis company, Technology Pros. Each of them has many similar reviews. As a company, Apple remains the apple of Mr. Conways eye, nowadays, because of its potential. Mac is one of the only technology companies with room to grow, he explains. Plus it has the most money of any technology company in the world. And he plans to grow with it if he can keep up with what business he already has. Theres a big market here. Yes, its seasonal, but I have about 2,000 clients and half of them call me back whenever they return. Its a niche market. I believe in Apple and in Steve Jobss whole concept. Its a good place to be. MAC MENFrom page 1 OSVALDO PADILLA / FLORIDA WEEKLYPatrick Junkroski and business partner Paul Novak with My Technology Pros in Naples. COURTESY PHOTORene Garcia of BluMoon Solutions. Our regions Mac men >> James Conwaywww.macsavvy.com MacSavvy Inc. 494-5191 or 223-1553 2243 Flora Ave. Fort Myers, FL 33907 >> Rene Garciahttp://blumoonsolutions.com BluMoon Solutions 370-1091 780 Fifth Ave South, Suite 200 Naples, FL 34102 >> Patrick Junkroskiwww.mytechnologypros.com My Technology Pros 821-8764 1150 Central Ave. Naples, FL 34102 Got Download?The iPad App Its Local. Its Entertaining. Its Mobile.Its FREE! Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.comiPad is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. All rights reserved. Search Florida Weekly in the iTunes App Store today.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 BUSINESS WEEK OF OCTOBER 25-31, 2012 THE MOTLEY FOOLTo Educate, Amuse & Enrich Ask the Fool Fools School My Dumbest Investment The Motley Fool Take Name That Company Last weeks trivia answerDo you have an embarrassing lesson learned the hard way? Boil it down to 100 words (or less) and send it to The Motley Fool c/o My Dumbest Investment. Got one that worked? Submit to My Smartest Investment. If we print yours, youll win a Fools cap! Write to Us! Send questions for Ask the Fool, Dumbest (or Smartest) Investments (up to 100 words), and your Trivia entries to Fool@fool.com or via regular mail c/o this newspaper, attn: The Motley Fool. Sorry, we cant provide individual financial advice. ROA 101If youre studying companies as possible investments, its good to get a handle on how capital-intensive they are and how well they put their assets to work. Companies such as manufacturers, retailers, railroads and airlines are typically capital-intensive, requiring costly equipment to generate earnings. Businesses with lighter business models (consulting firms and software companies, for example) can be more attractive, as they dont have lots of factories, storefronts or inventory. A companys return on assets (ROA) reflects how much value its getting from its assets. Youll find all the numbers you need on a companys recent balance sheet and income statement, in the back of its annual report. As an example, lets review Boeings fiscal 2011 results. Return on assets is determined by dividing net income for a period by total assets during that period. Before we proceed further, know that net income is reported on a companys income statement, and income statements reflect a period of time, such as a quarter or year. Net assets are found on the companys balance sheets, which reflect the state of the company at one moment in time. For 2011, Boeing reported $4 billion in net income. To get its total assets during that period, well have to average its total assets as of the end of 2010 and 2011. Those numbers are $68.6 billion and $80 billion, respectively. Their average is $74.3 billion. So dividing $4 by $74.3, we get .054, or 5.4 percent. This shows that Boeing creates 5.4 cents of earnings from each dollar of assets. The higher the ROA the better, of course. Once you have a firms ROA, you can compare it with others in the same industry. Its also helpful to track how a companys ROA changes over time, to see if its becoming more efficient at wringing value from assets or less so. Boeings ROA has generally been rising lately. You can often find a companys ROA (both current and past numbers) ready for you at websites featuring stock data, such as caps.fool.com or morningstar.com. Big, Dangerous DividendI bought a huge position in Alaska Communications Systems back in September 2011, as it was offering a massive double-digit dividend yield. I didnt follow it closely, though, and in November I realized that the stock had fallen sharply on news that the company was considering a dividend cut. It fell more in December, when the payout was cut by 77 percent. I had been thinking Verizon would buy the company and send the shares up. At least I did sell half my shares and moved that money into a stock that grew. P.C., Woodbridge, Conn.The Fool Responds: Verizon didnt buy Alaska Communications, and actually ended up moving into its territory to compete more. Alaska is still around, though, and recently offered an 8.8 percent yield but thats largely because the stock price has fallen so much. You were smart to move some of your remaining money into a stock that inspired more confidence. Its always best to keep our money in our best ideas, and its silly to wait to recover losses in companies where weve lost faith. Founded in 1859 and headquartered in Ohio, Im a world leader in self-service equipment and security systems. (You may know me from my voting machines, but as of 2009, Im mostly out of that business.) My safes made it through the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. I was a pioneer in drive-up banking and ATMs and have sold pneumatic tube delivery systems. I even developed teargas defense systems for banks. In World War II, I armor-plated military aircraft. My technology is protecting the Hope Diamond at the Smithsonian today. I rake in about $3 billion annually. Who am I? Deere SeasonThe agriculture industry isnt likely to disappear anytime soon, and thats a plus for Deere (NYSE: DE), the worlds largest manufacturer of agricultural machinery. Deere commands a 50 percent market share in the United States and generates more revenue than most of its competitors combined. While it gets 60 percent of its sales from the U.S. and Canada, its latest annual report details plans to build factories in faster-growing China, Brazil and India.Morningstar gives Deere a healthy A credit rating, but equipment manufacturing is a very capital-intensive business, and Deeres debt-to-equity ratio is a rather high 4.2.The United Nations estimates that farmers will need to double food production by 2050 to keep up with the demands of a swelling population. Tractors can go a long way toward solving that problem, as they greatly increase a farms efficiency. The United States is a huge market, and its farmers need to replace or upgrade their equipment periodically. But the real opportunity is in the developing world, where tractor use is still relatively rare. While Deeres international sales are growing, its still mainly focused on the U.S., leaving the door open for its smaller and more nimble rival AGCO, which does much more of its business internationally. Deeres dividend yield was recently 2.3 percent. Take a closer look under the tractors hood, if youre interested. Based in New York City, Im a top global media and entertainment company. My brands include HBO, Cinemax, TNT, TBS, CNN, New Line Cinema, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, People, Sports Illustrated, Cooking Light, InStyle, Real Simple, Fortune and Money. I reach more than 138 million U.S. consumers monthly in print, online and via mobile devices. Ive produced more than 50 TV shows for the upcoming season. You may know me for my busy merger history. My name reflects a big 1990 merger, and in 2000 AOL bought me. (I spun off AOL in 2009.) Who am I? (Answer: Time Warner) EPS Size Doesnt Matter, MuchQWhen it comes to earnings per share (EPS), is it best to seek companies with a high EPS? G.M., Joplin, Mo.AThe earnings per share amount is rather meaningless by itself. Heres why. Lets say that Cute as a Bug Exterminators (ticker: ICANT) has total net income of $40 million this year. If it has 40 million shares of stock outstanding, then its EPS is $1 ($40 million divided by 40 million is 1).If it issues more stock, and suddenly has 50 million shares outstanding, its EPS will be lower, at $0.80 ($40 million divided by 50 million is 0.80). Imagine two equally promising companies, with identical net income. If one has half as many shares as the other, its EPS will be twice as big. That doesnt mean that its a better or worse company. Theres no perfect number of shares for a company to have. Some have millions and some have billions.Instead, check that EPS has been rising over time, and examine many other numbers, too. Keep in mind that even net income may not be as meaningful as you think, since a companys earnings can be manipulated legally via various accounting maneuvers.***QHow can I look up inflations effect over a certain period? C.H., Maryville, Tenn.AClick over to the Bureau of Labor Statistics website, and youll find a handy inflation calculator. (Heres the direct address: data.bls.gov/cgi-bin/cpicalc.pl.) To see, for example, how much buying power $100 in 1990 would have today, just plug in the numbers. The answer: $177.Another good calculator is at westegg.com/inflation. To learn the average inflation rate over a period, visit measuringworth.com/inflation. (Between 1990 and 2012, it averaged 2.6 percent.)Got a question for the Fool? Send it in see Write to Us BUSINESS MEETINGS A Job Search Support Group meets from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. Contact Karen Klukiewicz at email@example.com or visit www. napleschamber.org. YP Naples members will meet for networking and happy hour from 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at Agave Southwestern Grill. For information about joining Young Professionals of Naples, visit www.ypnaples.com. The Collier County Bar Association presents a Family Law Forum from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at The Strand. For more information, visit www.colliercountybar.org. The next Leadership Collier Box Lunch takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, in the Professional Development Center at 615 Third Ave. S. Guest speaker Allen Weiss, president and CEO of NCH Healthcare Systems, will discuss health-care reform. $15 per person. Sign up www.napleschamber. org/events. Gulf Coast Venture Forum holds its first meeting of the new season from 5:15-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point. Guest speaker will be Ray Leach, CEO of JumpStart Inc. $25 for members, $45 for others. Sign up at www.floridaventureforum. org. The next general membership luncheon of the Collier County Bar Association starts at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at Carrabbas at 4320 Tamiami Trail N. Bill Barker, a member of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, will portray Thomas Jefferson in Reflections on the Presidential Election of 1800. In addition, Collier County Elections Supervisor Jennifer Edwards will discuss The 2012 Election Cycle. Sign up www.colliercountybar.org. 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 Nov. 13. Sign up at www.wnocc.org. The Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce invites members and guests to Business After Five from 5:307 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Arturos Restaurant, 844 Bald Eagle Drive. The group will help celebrate the lighting of the restaurants Christmas tree. For more information, e-mail Katie@marcoislandchamber.org. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF OCTOBER 25-31, 2012 BUSINESS B7 NETWORKING Womens Networking of Collier County at ShulasWe 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.CHARLIE MCDONALD / FLORIDA WEEKLY The Chamber Chicks fashion show at TrulucksTIM MIDDLEMISS / COURTESY PHOTOS Kerry Geroy, Lori Lou Waddell, Dylan Sanders and Alison Whalen Coco Waldenmayer, Nicole Green and Jennifer Mercer Harriet Stuart, Denise Ellis, Michelle Gleeson and Paige Moore Deanna Desruisseaux, Jennifer Morris and Mary Ellen Gardiepy Lisa Gruenloh and Laura Coleman Jen and Mary Chadwick, Elaine Malone and Kimberly Rodgers Deniece Vella, Suzi Hobson, Amanda Davine and Diana Murray Beata Sulek and Karyn Capozzo Katie Fortmeyer, Jennifer Alvarez and Taresa Spiroff Chelsea Alsgaard and Jennifer Alvarez
Beach Club. Butlers Pantry. Distracting Views. PRIVATE. BEACH. CLUB. LIVING. 11125 Gulf Shore Drive, Naples, FL 34108.239.514.5050. MorayaBay.comMay we suggest Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio? Stunning views dominate each luxurious residence and every on-site amenity at Moraya Bay. From the beachside service, restaurant and grotto bar to resort-style pool, lap pool and fitness center, the views are quite distracting. Residences of 4,000 4,500 square feet. Prices from $2.5 million. Over $100 million in sales. EXCLUSIVE REPRESENTATIVESSothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each Office Is Independently Owned And Operated. o na l Rea l t y an d t h e Sot h e by s Internation al istere d service mar k s use d wit h p ermissio n. p endentl y Owned And O p erated ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS M AKE REFERENCE TO THIS ADVERTISEMENT AND TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.50 3, FLORIDA STATUTE S, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. E REFERENCE TO THIS ADVERT
Our Portfolio of Southwest Floridas Rental Properties RENTAL DIVISION239.262.4242 800.749.7368RentNaples.com PremierSothebysRealty.comSothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each oce is independently owned and operated. Equal housing opportunity.NAPLES AREAMoorings Port-au-VillaBayside, 1st oor 2BR/2BAs. Furnished. $1,800Sterling OaksDesirable gated tennis community, 2-story home with 3BR/2.5 BA+loft. Unfurnished. $2,300Pelican Marsh TimarronCul-de-sac home with 2BR/2BA+den. Heated pool and spa, lake view. Furnished. $2,500Imperial Golf EstatesPool home with 5BR+den and summer kitchen. Unfurnished. $4,500Park ShoreSpacious updated 4BR/3.5BA+den pool home in a prime location. Unfurnished. $4,500 Olde Cypress Furnished pool home with 3BR/3BA+den. Golf transfer available for fee. $5,500Pelican Bay MarbellaFurnished 2BR/3BA including Health, Concierge and Room Service. $6,000Old NaplesLocated in the historic district, this 2-story home has 3BR/3BAs. Furnished. $6,500MOORINGSOld Florida style 2-story home. 4BR/3.5BAs, pool and 3-car garage. Unfurnished. $8,000FT. MYERS, ESTERO BONITA SPRINGS AREA South Ft. Myers Belle LagoSingle family home with 2BR+den and pool. Furnished. $3,500 NABOR numbers are good news for buyers and sellers SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYA 12 percent jump in overall pending sales marked the third quarter of Naples area real estate, as compared to the third quarter 2011, according to the latest numbers from the Naples Area Board of Realtors, which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island). The Naples area has just moved from a buyers market to a buyers and sellers market, says Brenda Fioretti of Prudential Florida Realty. More inventory would be helpful to the market, adds Cindy Carroll of Carroll & Carroll Real Estate Appraisers & Consultants. Resale inventory continues to decline despite the fact that new home building has returned. Pending sales of single-family homes in the $500,000 to $1 million category increased 15 percent from third quarter 2011 to third quarter 2012. Closed sales were up 4 percent for the same time period. The third quarter report provides quarterly comparisons of single-family home and condo sales (via the SunshineMLS), price ranges and geographic segmentation and includes an overall market summary. Among the findings: The overall average days on the market increased 1 percent, from 171 days in the third quarter 2011 to 173 days in the third quarter 2012. The median closed price increased 10 percent, from $175,000 in the third quarter 2011 to $192,000 in the third quarter 2012. Naples coastal area overall pending sales increased 17 percent, reflecting 388 pending sales in the third quarter 2012 compared to 331 pending sales in the third quarter 2011. Among the specifics of the September sales statistics: Overall pending sales increased 96 percent in the $300,000 to $500,000 category, from 67 pending sales in September 2011 to 131 pending sales in September 2012. Overall inventory decreased by 12 percent, from 7,069 in September 2011 compared to 6,195 in September 2012. Pending sales with contingent contracts are included in the overall inventory number. See the full NABOR quarterly and monthly reports, complete with charts and summaries, at www.naplesarea. com. 28671 PIENZA COURT, BONITA SPRINGSThis home has beautiful curb appeal and is in the Pienza subdivision of the deeded Vasari community. Built in 2004, the residence has 2,544 square feet of living space, with three bedrooms, a den and two bathrooms. Overlooking a golf course, the home is in pristine condition and its landscaping is manicured. The high-end kitchen has gorgeous cabinetry, an island, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances (including a wall oven) and breakfast bar. The master bathroom has dual sinks and separate shower and tub. Other interior features include tray ceiling, diagonal ceramic tile and window coverings. The lanai has a pool, spa and stainless steel built-in outdoor kitchen. Community amenities include a pool, spa/hot tub, fitness center, bicycle/jog path, clubhouse and putting green. The home is listed at $549,000. To learn more, consult listing agent Frank Petras of John R. Wood Realtors at (239) 595-2221. 23979 VINCENT AVE., PUNTA GORDAThis custom-built home is located by a beautiful 14-acre lake in gated Burnt Store Marina, home to the largest deepwater marina on the Southwest Florida coast. With 3,456 square feet under air, the two-story residence has four bedrooms and four bathrooms. Built in 2007, the home has neutral ceramic tile throughout and carpeting in the bedrooms. The ground level features a living/dining room, home office and kitchen opening to a breakfast nook and family room. The kitchen has 42-inch cherry wood cabinetry, granite counters and stainless steel appliances. The cherry cabinetry and granite counters are in the bathrooms as well. The master bathroom has dual sinks and separate shower and tub. The spacious lanai, which features a pool and spa, can be accessed from the master bedroom, living room and family room. Other marina amenities include waterside dining, boat rental, fuel, 27 holes of executive golf, athletic club and tennis courts. The home is listed at $549,999. Contact listing agent Ann Thompson of Century 21 Sunbelt Realty in Punta Gorda at (941) 916-0281. 14250 ROYAL HARBOUR COURT, UNIT 1016, FORT MYERSThis condo is a boaters dream with its stunning panoramic views of the river and marina. The 10th-floor unit, built in 2002, is in the gated waterfront Shores community. With 2,226 square feet of living area, it offers three bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. It has an open floor plan and is light and bright. The kitchen, with ample cabinetry and an island, overlooks the living and dining areas, which have beautiful views. The master bathroom has dual sinks and separate shower and tub. Community amenities include a clubhouse, pool, spa, exercise room and golf course. The condo is priced at $549,000. Contact listing agent Urban Boutin of Prudential Florida Realty in Fort Myers at (239) 229-6536. 7935 CORDOBA PLACE, NAPLESThis contemporary home is in the Cordoba subdivision of Lely Resort. The residence of 1,699 square feet under air has two bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The home has high-end features throughout, including cypress wood inlays in the ceiling treatments. The kitchen is loaded with gorgeous cabinetry, distinctive granite countertops and backsplash, stainless steel appliances and diagonal porcelain tile. The master bathroom has dual sinks and separate shower and tub. The lanai has a rock waterfall and south view of the lake. The attached garage is air-conditioned. The home is near The Players Club and Spa, the private Classics clubhouse and semi-private Flamingo Island clubhouse. The home is priced at $550,000. Contact listing agent Patrick Wilkins of Keller Williams Realty at (239) 290-8593. What $550,000 will buy in SWFL COMPILED BY BARBARA BOXLEITNERA GUIDE TO THE LOCAL REAL ESTATE INDUSTRYREAL E S TATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B9WEEK OF OCTOBER 25-31, 2012
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MMXII Premier Sothebys International Realty, licensed real estate broker. All rights reserved. Sothebys International Realty is a registered trademark licensed to Sothebys International Realty Affiliates LLC. Equal Housing Opportunity. Each office is independently owned and operated. Premier Sothebys International Realty is a holding of The Lutgert Companies. Price and availability subject to change. FINE PROPERTIES PRESENTED BYPARK SHORERegent Estate Nineteen North$6,990,000 FurnishedBarbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars239.213.7227premiersir.com/212004954BAY COLONYContessa Penthouse 2001$6,500,000 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe239.552.5531premiersir.com/211517687 PARK SHORERegent Estate Six North$6,500,000 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars239.213.7227premiersir.com/211508440BAY COLONY SHORESTory Lane $6,995,000Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.552.5531premiersir.com/212007065 BAY COLONY SHORESCromwell Court$6,295,000 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars239.213.7227premiersir.com/212003773 PARK SHORERegent Estate Five North$5,900,000 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars239.213.7227premiersir.com/210021357 BAY COLONY SHORESTilden Lane$5,675,000 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe239.552.5531premiersir.com/211517107BAY COLONYRemington Residence 2002$3,800,000 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars239.213.7227premiersir.com/212008710NAPLES CAYSeasons Residence 1002$3,395,000 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe239.552.5531premiersir.com/211522474 PARK SHOREProvence Residence 803$3,250,000 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars239.213.7227premiersir.com/212006599 MOORINGSVista Royale $3,200,000 FurnishedBarbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars239.213.7227premiersir.com/211014140 PARK SHORELe Jardin Residence 1203$3,000,000 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars239.213.7227premiersir.com/212011060NAPLES CAYSeasons Residence 602$2,995,000 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe239.552.5531premiersir.com/212003361 LIVINGSTON WOODSHunters Road$2,750,000 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars239.213.7227premiersir.com/212018827BAY COLONYBiltmore Residence 1002$2,599,000 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe239.552.5531premiersir.com/212030298 BAY COLONYContessa Penthouse 2102$6,000,000 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars239.213.7227premiersir.com/211014834 NAPLES CAYSeasons Residence 1903$5,995,000 FurnishedGilman/Hamilton/Briscoe239.552.5531premiersir.com/211516035 Dorcas Briscoe Carol Gilman Barbi Lowe Trish Lowe Soars John Hamilton SOLD PENDING NEW PRICE www.NaplesSignatureCollection.com
BAY COLONYTrieste Residence 1104$2,495,000 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe239.552.5531premiersir.com/212014368 BAY COLONYTrieste Residence 505$1,995,000 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe239.552.5531premiersir.com/211516079 PELICAN MARSHTerrabella$1,825,000 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars239.213.7227premiersir.com/211014133BAY COLONYSalerno Residence 803$1,795,000 FurnishedGilman/Hamilton/Briscoe239.552.5531premiersir.com/211516949 PARK SHOREEsplanade Club Residence 103 $1,790,000 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars239.213.7227premiersir.com/212023249 PARK SHOREBrittany Residence 305$1,750,000 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars239.213.7227premiersir.com/212019590 BAY COLONYToscana Residence 1503$1,695,000 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe239.552.5531premiersir.com/211515966BAY COLONYMarquesa Residence 1201$1,595,000 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe239.552.5531premiersir.com/212005977 BAY COLONYToscana Residence 703$1,595,000 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe239.552.5531premiersir.com/212031358 PELICAN BAY WOODSTamarind Court $1,525,000 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe239.552.5531premiersir.com/211516050 BAY COLONYMansion La Palma Residence 503 $1,295,000 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe239.552.5531premiersir.com/212014127BAY COLONYMarquesa Residence 602$1,295,000 FurnishedGilman/Hamilton/Briscoe239.552.5531premiersir.com/212008665 MERCATOThe Strada Residence 7502$1,250,000 Furnished Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars239.213.7227premiersir.com/211500266 PARK SHOREMartinique Club Residence 101 $1,050,000 PARK SHORELa Mer Residence 806$895,000 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe239.552.5531premiersir.com/212015448PELICAN BAYCalais Residence 102$585,000 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars239.213.7227premiersir.com/210036393 PELICAN BAYThe Marbella $475,000 $1,995,000 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe239.552.5531premiersir.com PELICAN BAYMarbella Penthouse 2204$1,995,000 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe239.552.5531premiersir.com/212004212 PARK SHOREProvence Residence 502$1,990,000 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars239.213.7227premiersir.com/211007757 PARK SHORELe Ciel Venetian Tower Residence 1503 $1,985,000 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars239.213.7227premiersir.com/212015930 PELICAN BAYCap Ferrat Residence 1905$1,895,000 Furnished Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe239.552.5531premiersir.com/211516118 MMXII Premier Sothebys International Realty, licensed real estate broker. All rights reserved. Sothebys International Realty is a registered trademark licensed to Sothebys International Realty Affiliates LLC. Equal Housing Opportunity. Each office is independently owned and operated. Premier Sothebys International Realty is a holding of The Lutgert Companies. Price and availability subject to change. Presenting elegance & service excellence... NEW PRICEBarbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars239.213.7227premiersir.com/212016107 PELICAN MARSHTerrabella$2,049,000 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars239.213.7227premiersir.com/212009459 NEW PRICE SEAGATESeahorse Avenue$1,850,000 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars239.213.7227premiersir.com/212016652 NEW PRICE
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Denny Grimes, CRS, ABR, CDPE, MBA .DennyGrimes.com Direct: 239-849-5090 Cell: 239-851-4600 Serving SW Florida for 30 Y earsSTEP 1: We agree on a price and a deadline STEP 2: I sell your home at that price by the deadline or have it bought for cash! Certi ed Distressed Property ExpertIll Sell Your Home Guaranteed! Its that simple! Also, if my buyer is unhappy resell it FREE of charge. And remember If youre not satis ed, YOU CAN FIRE ME ANYTIME. That s a guarantee! www.JackiStrategos.com Jacki Strategos GRI, CREN, SRES, e-Pro239-370-1222JStrategos@att.net Richard Droste Realtor239email@example.comMint condition, 2nd 3 BR/ 2 BA, plus den. Bonus Room. $299,900 Mystic Greens Lely Resort NEW PRICEGreat loft oor plan, 4 BR/3 BA, den dining room, breakfast area. Super lanai. 633 Hernando Drive $1,095,000DIRECT ACCESS Brand new updates to this 3 BR/3BA home. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 25-31, 2012 Afraid of Virginia Woolf, is directing for the first time. A member of the companys play reading committee, she suggested Extremities by William Mastrosimone, a play about a woman who turns the tables on her rapist. Earlier in her career, Ms. Davis says, she wanted to play the lead but, as she explains, she has matured out of the role. When Artistic Director Annette Trossbach decided the company would stage the play, she offered the directors spot to Ms. Davis. I always thought my first chance at directing would be Southern comedy, (such as) Steel Magnolias, she says. I didnt think it would be a play about rape. This is a very dramatic, gritty play. Its an edge-of-your-seat thriller. And it really volleys back and forth as to where the audiences sympathies are going to lie. In addition to acting, Ms. Davis has done almost every other job in theater, from painting sets and stage managing to working the box office, assisting at auditions, helping with costumes and shopping for props. All that helps make one a well-rounded actor, she says. She once directed a play reading for Florida Repertory Theatre, but has never directed a full-fledged play before Extremities. Not many theaters would give a first-time director an opportunity like this, even someone like me who has a theater background, she says. Thats what I really, really like about LAB Theater: They take their chances. Its all about getting people involved and engaging the community, giving opportunities to people who want to try something new. She allows that she knows nothing about lighting, set design and other technical aspects of staging a play, and says she relying on and learning from Ms. Trossbach and Lab Theater Technical Director Roger Tanksley. Ive also got a stage manager whos been a big help, Stella Ruiz, she says. What Ive found is that I understand writing, I understand interpretation of the play. I understand acting, blocking, she says, adding she has learned from some of the best, naming Robert Cacioppo, producing artistic director of Florida Rep and Chris Clavelli, Florida Reps associate artistic director, as well as the late Niels Miller and Bari Newport, who also directed shows there. When shes in rehearsals now with her own cast, Ms. Davis finds herself passing on lessons learned from those whove directed her. I feel that Im taking little bits and pieces from all of these professionals that I have worked with, she says. And because of her experience on the stage, she understands what her Extremities actors are grappling with. I was directing a scene today, and I could tell that my lead actress didnt know what to do with her hands, she says. I knew, because Ive been in that situation. I had to come up with ideas of what she could do with her hands during that scene. She is taking direction beautifully. Everybody is. Theyre just so good and so natural. Im thrilled with the cast. Its fun, its good. Im learning a lot. The facets of directingMr. Clavelli, whos directing the farce Lend Me a Tenor, which opens Florida Reps 2012-2013 season, didnt start directing plays until hed been acting for 10 or 15 years. Hed been coaching actors, and saw directing as the next logical step. I wanted to have more say in projects, he says. And I had worked with a couple of directors who, even though they were considered successful, I couldnt understand why. So it was as a reaction to bad directors as much as a reaction to good directors both inspirational and instructional in what not to do. There are so many facets to directing, he says, its unlikely a director will be skilled in all of them. There are very few people who are great choreographers, great text people, great actor coaches, he says. You need to be (someone) who understands dramatic structure as well. His biggest strength as as director, Mr. Clavelli believes, is helping actors and getting good performances out of them. I was good at holding an actors hand when they needed support and talking to an actor about what they were trying to do. That makes sense, coming from an acting background, he says. He estimates hes been directing for approximately 20 years now, while still continuing to act. (Florida Rep audiences have seen him in Dancing at Lughnasa, Indian Blood and God of Carnage. He directed the venues closing show last season, The Mystery of Irma Vep.) The easiest way to help any actor is to help them get to a place in a rehearsal where they feel they have a strong handle on what their character is doing, he says. Once an actor knows that, then you can pretty much step back and edit. You help them get to choices that they can trust and feel its something they can play well, and they can build a play around those choices. You do that for them, and then theyre free to take the next step. You help people go in the right direction. If you do it right, you dont have to do much, you step back and let them run. One of the biggest keys of directing, he says, is knowing when not to say something. Suggesting something at the wrong time can squelch an actors instincts, he says. As a director, Mr. Clavelli has to be aware of the overall look and arc of a play. You need to be a choreographer, physically move people around. You have to be able to create stage pictures, he says. What a lot of people dont know is that you have to understand the set and the lights and the costumes and the sounds that create a play. Thats the director that did that. Mr. Clavelli says hes much easier on directors now than he was before he did any directing himself. I respect how hard it is to be a good director. Before I was directing a lot, I was hard on directors. Why dont they do this? Why dont they do that? I couldnt see what they were trying to do. Now I give directors the benefit of the doubt, (because) Id want someone to give me the benefit of the doubt. The whole pictureDirecting is totally different discipline from acting, says Paul Graffy. Hes been acting with The Naples Players at the Sugden Community Theatre for a dozen years, and directing plays there for six. Hes directed at other places as well, including at Juilliard while he was a student there. In the performing arts, you can study until youre blue in the face. You have to do it (to actually learn.) Like any other art, you learn more from your failures than your successes. Every time its a whole new playbook. Mr. Graffy directed Steel Magnolias for The Naples Players last season, and now hes directing Christopher Hamptons Les Liaisons Dangereuses. The play, written in the 1980s, is based on a 1780s book. It was the Fifty Shades of Gray of its time, he says. It was a favorite of Marie Antionette. People thought it was a very scandalous book. Its a wicked story about how two entitled people with nothing better to do, use sex as a game to destroy peoples lives. He rates the play a hard R and adds, Its not a family show. Directing this particular play presents numerous challenges, he says. First of all, its being presented in the Tobye Studio, a black box theater with no wings. There are 18 scenes in 10 locations, he says. How do you possibly do that in the black box? You try to turn what doesnt work for you into something that does work for you. Make the detriment part of your inspiration. You can do anything, as long as the storytelling is clear and the acting is honest. Then theres the matter of on-stage nudity. Were doing it very discretely and with lighting, he says. Its always a little bit more titillating (for audiences), thinking that you see more than you do. Actors are used to using their bodies as an instrument of their art, he says, adding, Its more a question of the actors being comfortable with each other, than the audience. Actors who direct, he says, have an advantage over non-acting directors, because, We tend to know each others language and how to get people to do things. Not just make pretty pictures (on a stage.) You have to understand motivation. Directors have to see the whole picture, while as an actor, Youre just pretty myopic in your own world, in your own character. You have to surrender to the director and hope theyre not making you look bad. Nothing happens on stage that the director has not approved, he adds. You actually sit and take the 110-page play, read it and realize that you have to bring that whole thing to life in every aspect. You have to conceptualize it, tell the designers what you want, coordinate all these efforts, (including) working with the business of the theater, so you can produce it properly and stay on budget. You have to get actors to come out to audition and people to come and see it. The director is the CEO of that little world. Every designer, every technician, every actor everything you see on that stage, the director had a say in. When youre a director, your opening night is the first night of rehearsals. And your closing night is opening night in the theater. DIRECTORSFrom page 1 Les Liaisons Dangereuses>> When: Through Nov. 17 >> Where: The Toybe Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre, Naples >> Tickets: $25 >> Info: 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.orgExtremities>> When: Nov. 2-18 >> Where: Laboratory Theater of Florida, Fort Myers >> Tickets: $20 ($12 for students, $18.50 for senior citizens) >> Info: 218-0481 or www.laboratorytheaterorida.com Lend Me a Tenor>> When: Oct. 26-Nov. 17 (previews Oct. 23-25) >> Where: Florida Repertory Theatre, Fort Myers >> Tickets: $45 and $40 ($25 for previews) >> Info: 332-4488 or www. oridarep.org VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYTIM GIBBONS / FLORIDA WEEKLY VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYChris Clavelli Stephanie Davis Paul Graffy
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 25-31, 2012 Theater Shout! The Mod Musical By The Naples Players through Oct. 27 on the main stage at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org. Les Liaisons Dangereuses By The Naples Players through Nov. 17 in the Tobye Studio at the Sugden Commnity Theatre. For mature audiences. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.orgl. God of Carnage and Art Two plays by Yasmini Reza presented by Gulfshore Playhouse and running in repertory through Nov. 18 at The Norris Center. 261-7529 or www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org. See review on page C8. Lend Me A Tenor By Florida Repertory Theatre on the main stage in downtown Fort Myers through Nov. 17. 332-4488 or www.floridarep.org. Camping With Henry & Tom At Florida Reps newly remodeled Studio Theatre nex door to the main theater in downtown Fort Myers Oct. 31-Nov. 25. 332-4488 or www.florida rep.org. The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, Jr. At Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers, through Nov. 16. 278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com.9 to 5: The Musical At Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers, through Nov. 17. 278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com.Othello By Laboratory Theater of Florida, downtown Fort Myers, through Oct. 28. 218-0481 or www.laboratorytheaterflorida.com. Tower of Magic By Theatre Conspiracy at 8 p.m. Oct. 25-27 at the Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers. 9363239 or www.theatreconspiracy.org. Thursday, Oct. 25 Gallery Opening Marco Island artist Jo-Ann Sanborn serves chocolates and champagne to celebrate the opening of her Sunshine Studios in The Esplanade from 5:30-7 p.m. 760 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. All are welcome. 642-6367 or www.sunshinestudios.net. Dancing by the Fountain The Village on Venetian Bay presents dancing demonstrations by professionals from Fred Astaire Dance Studios from 6-9 p.m. 261-6100 or www.venetianvillage.com.Welcome Back The von Liebig Art Center and Artichoke & Co. host a welcome back wine tasting with hors douevres from 6-8 p.m. at the art center. $35 per person. 565 Park St. RSVP: 263-6979 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Salsa Night Learn some salsa steps from the professionals from Fred Astaire Dance Studio from 9-11 p.m. at Agave Southwestern Grill. Free. 2380 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 598-3478 or www.agavenaples.com. A Stand-Up Guy Rich Vos performs today through Sunday at the Off the Hook Comedy Club, 599 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. 389-6900. Halloween Party Noodles Italian Caf and Sushi Bar hosts its annual Halloween party and costume contest complete with live music all night long and $1,000 in cash and prizes awarded at midnight. Reservations suggested: 5920050 or 370-6577. Friday, Oct. 26 RiverFest The sixth annual Bonita Springs RiverFest is today and Saturday at Riverside Park. The fun starts from 5-9 p.m. today with entertainment, a cornhole tournament and a fish fry and continues from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday with water races, childrens activities, a petting zoo, a haunted walk and more. 949-6262 or www.CityofBonitaSprings.org.Art Opening Sweet Art Gallery hosts a reception for Rocktoberfest, an exhibit of works by Marco Island artist Betty Newman, from 6-9 p.m. 2054 Trade Center Way. 597-2110 or www. thesweetartgallery.com. Oktoberfest at Cmon Grownups can have Bavarian holiday fun from 7-11 p.m. at the Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples. $50 in advance, $60 at the door. 514-0084 or www.cmon.org. Orchestra in the Park The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra presents a free concert at 7 p.m. at Cambier Park. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. 597-1900 or www.ThePhil.org. Rockin Down the Highway The Doobie Brothers take the stage at 8 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Tickets start at $79. 597-1900 or www.ThePhil.org. Tribute Show The Stage in Bonita Springs presents a tribute to the B52s and the Go-Gos as part of a Halloween party that begins at 7:15 p.m. 9144 Bonita Beach Road. 405-8566 or www.thestagebonita.com. Call about more tribute shows, including one to Elvis and Marilyn Monroe, on this weeks schedule. Saturday, Oct. 27 To Market, To Market The Naples Green Market opens for the new season at a new location, 1465 Golden Gate Parkway. Look for it from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday. www.greenmarketflorida.com. Artcrafters Are Back The Naples Artcrafters hold their first fine art and craft show of the season from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Cambier Park. 250-0804 or www.naplesartcrafters.com. Pumpkin Painting Whole Foods in Mercato invites kids ages 3-12 to paint pumpkins from 10 a.m.-noon outside in front of the store. $5. Hint for parents: The pumpkin display makes a great photo backdrop. Registration required: 552-5100 or www.wholefoodsmarket. com/stores/naples. Art at Miromar The biannual Estero Fine Art Show and Florida Blues Youth Art Competition are set for 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Sunday at Miromar Outlets. (941) 755-3088, www.hotworks.org or email@example.com. Brew Ha-Ha Mercato presents the inaugural Brew-Ha-Ha Craft Beer Festival from 1-4 p.m. Sample dozens of craft brews while supporting Africa 6000 International, a nonprofit organization that supports clean water wells in Africa. Live music by The Wholetones. $30 in advance at www.africa6000intl.org/fallfestival (gates open at noon for pre-sale ticket holders); or $35 cash at the gate. Yappy Hour M Waterfront Grille in Venetian Village hosts Yappy Hour for pets and people from 1-4 p.m. Enjoy food, furry fun and drink specials to benefit Humane Society Naples. 4300 Gulf Shore Blvd. 263-4421. Halloween Fun Venetian Village holds a Halloween Monster Mash from 2-5 p.m. with face painting, pumpkin decorating, balloon art, live entertainment, trick-or-treating and more. 2616100 or www.venetianvillage.com. Awesome Orchids Friends of the Fakahatchee hosts a wine and cheese reception celebrating orchids of the Fakahatchee Strand from 4-5:30 p.m. at The Players Club & Spa in Lely Resort. All are welcome. Free. 293-8143 or www.orchidswamp.org. Boo! Coastland Center hosts a family-friendly Monster Mash dance party from 4-7 p.m., complete with trickor-treating and a costume contest. 2627100 or www.coastlandcenter.com. Vegas Legends Seminole Casino Immokalee presents the Legends of Vegas tribute show beginning at 7:30 p.m. (800) 218-0007 or www.seminolecasinoevents.com. Spooky Tango Pablo Regun Tango holds a Halloween milonga from 8-11 p.m. Winner of the costume contest will receive two tickets to Tosca at the Phil. $15 per person. 1673 Pine Ridge Road. Reservations: 738-4184. A Classic Halloween Maestro Stuart Chafetz leads the NPO in a Halloween Spooktacular beginning at 8 p.m. The program features the Magic Circle Mime Company and includes music from Jaws, Phantom of the Opera, Psycho and The Sorcerers Apprentice. Come in costume and you might win a prize. Tickets start at $30. 597-1900 or www.ThePhil.org. Sunday, Oct. 28 Foreign Film The Renaissance Academy of FGCU presents a screening and discussion of The Interrupters (USA, 2011) beginning at 1 p.m. at the FGCU Naples Center. The documentary tells the story of three people who try to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they once employed. Unrated. $5 (no cash; credit or debit cards only). Coming Nov. 4: Show Me Love (Sweden, 1998). 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 434-4737. Halloween Sounds The Gulf Coast Symphony presents The Sounds of Halloween at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers. The fun with trick or treating and a costume contest in the lobby at 1 p.m.; the concert begins at 2 p.m. $10 for adults, $5-7 for children. 481-4849 or www.bbmannpah.com. Cmon for Family Fun The Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples holds a family fun afternoon of crafts, activities and food from 1-4 p.m. Free for members, $10 for others. 514-0084 or www.cmon.org. Family Day at the Museum The Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art presents special activities just for families from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free admission. 597-1900 or www.ThePhil.org. Making Music The Music Makers perform from 2-4 p.m. in the band shell at Cambier Park. Free. 213-3058. Family Spooktacular The NPO and Magic Circle Mime Company bring The Sorcerers Apprentice to life in a free Halloween program for families beginning at 3 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Costumes welcome. 597-1900 or www.ThePhil.org. Monday, Oct. 29 Play Your Cards Right The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island offers Monday night bingo for its 14th season. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for a free kosher hot dog dinner, and the first game is called at 7 p.m. 642-0800. Tuesday, Oct. 30 Palette to Palate Crayton Cove hosts the fourth annual Palette to Palate, with three participating restaurants offer discounted dining and numerous galleries and studios welcoming visitors to meet the artists beginning at 5 p.m. 4353938 or www.DiscoverCraytonCove.com.Student Recital The FGCU Bower School of Music presents a Night of the Living Composers, a concert of student compositions, at 7:30 p.m. Free. 590-1364 or firstname.lastname@example.org. WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Naples artist Arturo Correa invites the public to the opening of his newest exhibit, Spheres of Life, from 4-8 p.m. Oct. 27 in his gallery/studio at 1826 Trade Center Way. Shown here is Mr. Correas La Vida esta Llena de Soles y Sombras (Life is Full of Sun and Shade), with each acrylic on canvas panel measuring 24-by-24 inches. 470-0040 or www.arturocorrea.com.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 25-31, 2012 C7 Whole Foods Market Halloween BashFriday, October 26, 6:30 9:00 p.m. LOCATED JUST NORTH OF VANDERBILT BEACH ROAD ON U.S. 41239.254.1080 | MercatoShops.com NOVEMBER 1-4at the Hottest Haunt in Town Halloween weekend at MercatoChills& thrills WHAT TO DO Wednesday, Oct. 31 Art Talk Jacob McMurray, senior curator at the EMP Museum, Seattle, discusses Out of this World: Extraordinary Costumes from Film and Television, currently on exhibit at the museum, at 10 a.m. at the museum. $20 for museum members; $25 for others. 5971900 or www.thephil.org.British Invasion Danny Youmans performs and discusses the music of the Beatles, Rolling Stones and other iconic bands of the s starting at 3:30 p.m. at Naples Regional Library. 650 Central Ave. 263-7768.Frightful Fun Seminole Casino Immokalee hosts a Frightfully Fun Halloween costume contest at 7:30 p.m. Registration is open from 4-7 p.m. (800) 218-0007.Downtown Haunts The Fifth Avenue Shopping District hosts Spooktacular Halloween on Fifth from 4:309:30 p.m., with trick or treating, games, music, a street dance and costume contests for kids, pets and adults. 692-8436. Halloween on Marco The Collection at Olde Marco hosts a costume contest, zombie dance off, food and live music by Michael Martin from 6-10 p.m. 100 Palm Street, Marco Island. (888) 9801878 or www.collectiononmarco.com. Satire Troupe The Capitol Steps, a troupe of former congressional staffers, performs at 8 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Tickets start at $39. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Coming up NIFF is Back The fourth annual Naples International Film Festival takes place Nov. 1-4. The opening night redcarpet screening and party are set for Nov. 1 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Films will be shown through Nov. 4 at Silverspot Cinema. 775-3456 or www.naplesfilmfest.com.Celebrity Bartenders Join members of the 2013 Leadership Collier class for celebrity bartender night from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at Noodles Italian Caf and Sushi Bar. $20 donation to benefit local charities. 280-7775 or Stacey.email@example.com.The Bean Pickers Tap your toes to the bluegrass sounds of The Bean Pickers starting at noon Nov. 2 in the courtyard at Headquarters Library, 2385 Orange Blossom Drive. Free. Sponsored by Friends of the Library of Collier County. 593-0334. Church Sale Our Savior Lutheran Church holds a rummage sale, bake sale, car wash and lemonade stand from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 3. 1955 Cu rling Ave.Stories Aplenty The third annual Storytellers Creative Arts Conference is set for Nov. 2-3 at Covenant Church of Naples. $79. 6926 Trail Blvd. www.create210.com, 250-1822 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Orchids Everywhere The Naples Orchid Society holds its annual fall orchid sale from noon-3 p.m. Nov. 3 at Moorings Presbyterian Church. 791 Harbour Dr. 404-1916, 262-0987 or www. NaplesOrchidSociety.org. Salute to Veterans The Bonita Springs Concert Band begins the season with a Salute to Veterans concert at 2 p.m. Nov. 4 in Riverside Park. Bring a chair or blanket for seating. Free. www. bonitaspringsconcertband.com. Music Salon The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra continues its Sypert Salon Series with Pianomania at 3 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or www.ThePhil.org. Art & History Naples Backyard History and The Englishman Fine Art Gallery present a lecture by Sunset at the Naples Pier artist Michael Thompson and a show of his works beginning at 5 p.m. Nov. 8. 1170 Third St. S. 774-2978.Operation Skyfall Celebrate the premier of Skyfall, the 23rd film in the James Bond 007 series, beginning at 6 p.m. Nov. 9 at Silverspot Cinema in Mercato. $50 per person to benefit United Way of Collier County. 261-7112. Plaza Suite The Marco Players present Neil Simons Plaza Suite Nov. 14-23 at the Marco Players Theater in Marco Island Town Center. 642-7270 or www.themarcoplayers.com.Claire Lynch and Band The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents Claire Lynch and her bluegrass band in concert at 7 p.m. Nov. 15, at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. $20 for members, $25 for others. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.Boogie & Blues The Marco Island Hilton hosts Boogie & Blues to benefit the Marco Island Charter Middle School beginning at 7 p.m. Nov. 19. $50 per person, $90 per c ouple. 377 -3200. Sand in Your Shoes WGCU-TV hosts Sandsculpting Under the Stars from 6-9 p.m. Nov. 24 at the Fort Myers Beach Holiday Inn. Fill up on food from Pinchers Crab Shack and Texas Tonys BBQ Shack, enjoy Caribbean-style live music and get an up-close look at more than 1,000 tons of sand sculpted into 30 works of art for the American Sand Sculpting Championship. $200 per person, with all proceeds to benefit WGCUTV. 590-2506 or www.wgcu.org/events. A Funny Thing TheatreZone opens its 2012-13 season with A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Nov. 29-Dec. 9 at the G&L Theater. (888) 966-3352 or www.theatrezone-florida.com. Submit calendar listings and high-resolution photos to email@example.com. E-mail text, jpegs or Word documents are accepted. No pdfs or photos of flyers. The deadline for calendar submissions is noon Sunday. The Old Naples Waterfront Association holds its third annual Naples Stone Crab Festival Oct. 26-28. The fun begins with live music from 4-10 p.m. Friday at Pinchers Crab Shack. Other festival sites are Bayfront, Naples Bay Resort, Port o Call, Tin City and Jacks River Bar. www.stonecrabfestival.org.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 25-31, 2012 Catering for ALL Events Including: Corporate Meetings, Schools, Birthdays, Graduations, Bridal & Baby Showers and Holiday Events. Professional Chefs Exhibition Cooking Business and Residential CATERING ARTS COMMENTARYLiving-room battlegrounds: Reza in Rep at Gulfshore PlayhouseModern American painter Frank Stella famously said, What you see is what you see. In Art, playing at the Gulfshore Playhouse in Naples, Serge (Britt Whittle) has bought a monochromatic painting. Its a relatively small rectangle of a canvas, consisting of fine white diagonals on a white background. After lusting for it over time, Serge has finally bought it for 200,000 francs. His friend Marc (Cody Nickell), an aeronautical engineer, thinks the painting is a joke. Worse than that, he thinks its trash, and mocks his friend for buying it. He detests modern art, preferring traditional, representational work. Their mutual friend Yvan (Scott Greer), an affable guy whos getting married in a couple weeks, is caught in the middle. Both friends want him to side with them. As often happens in Yasmina Rezas plays, the relationship between the characters quickly spirals out of control. Tempers flare and the men insult each other not only for their taste in art but also for their choice of girlfriends. Alliances shift and then shift again. Civility goes out the window. Mr. Nickell is perfect as the smug, insufferable Marc, as is Mr. Whittle as the injured party. And Mr. Greer pingpongs between the two, trying to keep the peace. He has a superb monologue (that runs for more than two pages in the script) recounting his difficulties with his fianc, mother and stepmothers re: the wedding invitations. He received well-deserved applause for it on opening night. Ms. Rezas Tony Award-winning play is whip-smart and compelling. Through her examination of the world of modern art and her dissection the dissolution of friendships, she demonstrates how relationships can go off-kilter over seemingly trivial matters. Yes, Marc is overbearing and judgmental, but Ms. Reza almost seems to rooting for his camp; the title of the play, Art, has single quote marks around it, as if to say that a white-onwhite painting cant truly be art that should be taken seriously, though artists such as Kazimir Malevich, Mino Argento and Robert Ryman have all painted white-on-white works. (Consider too, Robert Rauschenbergs observation that A canvas is never empty.) Alok Wadhwanis set for the Gulfshore Playhouse production is monkishly minimalist. A rear sliding wall helps create slightly different settings for the three mens homes. Sound designer Sarah Roberts provides intriguing incidental music and sound effects. Director Kristen Coury has done a good job directing the men, as they verbally joust with each other and then, solo, address the audience with their thoughts. A couple of minor missteps. At one point, she goes for a cheap laugh by having two of the characters on the floor, showing their posteriors to us. It seems out of tone with the rest of the play. And the three yellow, red and green paintings on the back wall unfortunately look like a high-schoolers idea of abstract art. If theyre meant to portray Serges taste in art, they do the character a great disservice. Art is playing in repertory at the Playhouse with God of Carnage, Ms. Rezas other Tony Award-winning play. (Audiences can see both in one day on Saturdays.) Neither play is a stranger to Southwest Florida. Florida Repertory Theater and The Naples Players have all produced Art. And God of Carnage played at the Asolo in Sarasota earlier this year as well as at Florida Rep last season. But Ms. Coury, who is also Gulfshore Playhouses producing artistic director and founder, is cleverly offering audiences the opportunity to see the two back-to-back. They are presented in repertory during the week, but on Saturdays throughout the run, audiences can see one show at 4 p.m. and the other at 8 p.m. Seeing them both within hours of each other is revelatory. We see things we might not have noticed otherwise. Its like listening to two variations on a theme. Ms. Reza specializes in putting people in a living room and then demonstrating how relationships can shift in balance, how they can so quickly unravel or suddenly explode. Characters wield words like weapons. At times, its almost like watching an intellectuals version of The Jerry Springer Show. Both Art and God of Carnage contain emotional breakdowns, physical altercations, unexpected changes in alliances, abuse of property and a character who whips off his or her coat or jacket to show they mean business. (Gulfshore Playhouse cleverly ties the two together by using one painting in both sets.)God of CarnageIn God of Carnage, two couples meet to discuss a playground fight between their 11-year-old sons. Underneath the politeness, the small talk and social niceties bubbles sexism, homophobia and racism, which soon erupt. Mr. Greer and Mr. Whittle from Art appear in God of Carnage as the fathers. (Mr. Nickell, the third character from Art, directed.) In Carnage, Mr. Whittle is a lawyer whose life is lived on his cell phone, protecting corporate criminals. Mr. Greer plays a salt-of-the-earth guy who owns a household goods business. Their wives are played by Laura Faye Smith and Brigitte Viellieu-Davis, respectively. As the couples talk and try to come to an agreement as to what should be done about their sons playground incident, they begin disagreeing then arguing then fighting. Ms. Smiths character is neglected by her abrasive husband, and she and the others are subjected to his continuous, loud phone conversations. Wide cracks begin to appear in both marriages. Each couple fails to present a united front; each spouse undermines the other. As the play continues on, all four adults behave more and childishly, showing themselves to be no better than their sons on the playground. Ms. Davis is perfect as the feisty, protective mom; I especially enjoyed her emphatic gestures and physicality. Ms. Smith plays her high-strung character to the hilt, her fragile persona finally shattering. This production drew regular laughter from the opening-night audience; I hadnt remembered Carnage being quite so funny, but the director and cast wring humor from the interactions. These are four adults reduced to tantrums and outbursts, regressing in maturity before our eyes. Mr. Wadhwanis set for Carnage is hampered by The Norris Centers painfully small stage and winds up being more a generic suggestion of an upperclass familys living room than the fulfillment of one. But both plays have much to offer and are richer for being seen together. Audiences should take advantage of Ms. Courys brainstorm to show Ms. Reza in repertory. nancySTETSONnstetson@floridaweekly.com >> Reza in Rep: Art and God of Carnage >> When: Through Nov. 18, running on alternate nights, except for Saturdays, where you can see both plays in one day, with time for dinner in between. >> Where: The Norris Center, Naples >> Cost: $40 ($15 for students) per play; $72 to see both plays on different nights and $65 to see them both on Saturday. >> Info: 261-7529 or www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org COURTESY PHOTOScott Greer, Brigitte Viellieu-Davis, Laura Faye Smith and Brit Whittle star in God of Carnage.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 25-31, 2012 SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Rely on your keen instincts as well as the facts at hand when dealing with a troubling situation. Be patient. Take things one step at a time as you work through it. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Your curiosity leads you to ask questions. However, the answers might not be what you hoped to hear. Dont reject them without checking them out. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Be careful not to tackle a problem without sufficient facts. Even sure-footed Goats need to know where theyll land before leaping off a mountain path. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Appearances can be deceiving. You need to do more investigating before investing your time, let alone your money, in something that might have some hidden flaws. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Your recent stand on an issue could make you the focus of more attention than you would like. But youll regain your privacy, as well as more time with loved ones by weeks end. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your honesty continues to impress everyone who needs reassurance about a project. But be careful you dont lose patience with those who are still not ready to act. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Pushing others too hard to do things your way could cause resentment and raise more doubts. Instead, take more time to explain why your methods will work. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Be more considerate of those close to you before making a decision that could have a serious effect on their lives. Explain your intentions and ask for their advice. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might have to defend a workplace decision you plan to make. Colleagues might back you up on this, but its the facts that will ultimately win the day for you. Good luck. LEO (July 23 to August 22) The Big Cats co-workers might not be doing enough to help get that project finished. Your roars might stir things up, but gentle purrr-suasion will prove to be more effective. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Someone you care for needs help with a problem. Give it lovingly and without judging the situation. Whatever you feel you should know will be revealed later. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) While youre to be admired for how you handled recent workplace problems, be careful not to react the same way to a new situation until all the facts are in. BORN THIS WEEK: Youre a good friend and a trusted confidante. You would be a wonderful teacher or a respected member of the clergy. PUZZLES HOROSCOPES RO REVERSAL By Linda ThistlePlace a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each small 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.Sponsored By: Moderate Challenging ExpertPuzzle Difficulty this week: SEE ANSWERS, C9 SEE ANSWERS, C9012 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. 012 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. VIGNETTESBY KELLIUNIQUE FURNISHINGS, ACCESSORIES AND INTERIOR DESIGN.SHOWROOM LOCATION 239.403.4181 WWW.KELLIINTERIORDESIGN.COMA DIVISION OF BED N BATHLIC #IB26001333 ASID #77859 NCIDQ CERTIFIED Subscribe online at www.FloridaWeekly.com or Call 239.325.1960 Get Florida Weekly delivered to your mailbox for only$3195PER YEAR*Rates are based on standard rate postage. A one-year in-county subscription will cost $31.95 to cover shipping and handling. Call for out-of-county and out-of-state postage and pricing options.
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Tamiami Trail ( US 41 )Vanderbilt Beach RdGoodlette-Frank Rd www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 25-31, 2012 FLORIDA WRITERSMemorial candles illuminate a tortured past in sophisticated thriller The Devils Madonna by Sharon Potts. Oceanview Publishing. 328 pages. $25.95. Reading this sophisticated thriller is definitely addictive. Sharon Potts has taken us into a nightmare world where the past and present collide, and where evil eventually has a name and a face. The author imagines a woman whose irrational sense of guilt has frozen her emotional life. Now in her 90s, Lillian Campbell (whose earlier identities we will come to know) had been a distant mother to her daughter Dorothy, who in turn had difficulty being a loving mother to her daughter Kali. There is evidence that Dorothys death, many years ago, could have been a suicide. Artist and book illustrator Kali, the novels protagonist, was raised by Lillian after Dorothys death, but it was a cold relationship. Now married and pregnant, Kali is determined to learn more about her secretive grandmother in order to know more about herself. She also feels responsible for looking after the frail, fading and haunted woman, who is her only blood relative. The artistic challenge of The Devils Madonna, brilliantly met, is to take readers into Lillians tormented memories and nightmares. Often enough, she confuses these visions with her present, conscious perceptions. Sometimes, she speaks or sings eerily in Yiddish. Always guarded, she is more and more fearful of intruders who would discover long-hidden truths and enact some kind of vengeance. The authors achievement in taking us into Lillians thoughts, emotions and recollections of her mysterious past in Nazi Germany is spectacular. Flashbacks and nightmares reveal Lillians distant past as an Austrian child (Ilse Strauss) and later as a gorgeous young woman in Berlin going by her stage name Leli Lenz (she had yet other identities before becoming Mrs. Harry Campbell). Because she was blonde and blueeyed, Lelis Jewish genes had been well disguised, but now the aged, tormented Lillian has been driven to exorcise her demons in an unusual way: She fills her home with dozens of Yarhzeit (memorial) candles, fulfilling the Jewish tradition of honoring the souls of the departed. In the process, she almost burns the house down. Kali is overwhelmed with the tasks of attending to her grandmothers dangerous behavior, keeping herself healthy through her pregnancy and appeasing her childishly dependent husband, Seth, who cant deal with Kalis absence when she goes to take care of Lillian. Yet Kali is determined to uncover the past, and her grandmother has the keys. Fortunately, Kalis childhood friend Neil lives nearby and is extremely supportive, even taking care of Lillian on several occasions. His deep, respectful love for Kali is at once a blessing and an additional complication. A separate narrative thread presents a character who is, in fact, tracking down Lillian and her secrets. Javier Guzman is the son of a former Nazi functionary who first recoiled against his fathers activities but later came to be fully committed to the super-race ideology. He is searching for the woman who has knowledge that threatens his cause, and he finally discovers her its Lillian. It is also Lillian, he suspects, who has possession of an important miniature portrait that he needs. Pushing his plan along, Guzman becomes obsessed with Kali. His twisted, devious psyche and equally twisted scheme charges the novel with demonic venom. The final confrontation between him and Kali is nerve wrenching and more. Minor characters who help flesh out the plot are finely drawn. These include most notably Kalis in-laws, especially her harshly judgmental mother-in-law, Mitzi. The mysterious Dr. Altwulf, who comforts and then pursues Leli the ingnue and who is assisted in the 1930s by Guzmans father, turns out to have another identity as well. The two men in Kalis life, Neil and Seth, also reveal unexpected dimensions. All in all, the author has spun a darkly intriguing tale, a tale of lingering and recurring horrors and of people pushed to and beyond the limits of sanity. Well-crafted, tonally rich, psychologically resonant and stunningly visualized, The Devils Madonna should captivate a wide audience. Phil Jason, Ph.D., United States Naval Academy professor emeritus of English, is a poet, critic and freelance writer with 20 books to his credit, including several studies of war literature and a creative writing text. r n a o a t w philJASONpkjason@comcast.net POTTS
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Renee Fleming stars as the innocent Desdemona in Guiseppi Verdis Otello when the 2012-13 season of The Met: Live in HD continues in theaters across the country on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 27. In Southwest Florida, screenings are at the Hollywood Stadium 20 in Naples, Coconut Point 16 in Estero and the Bell Tower-20 in Fort Myers. South African tenor Johan Botha sings the title role, one of the most demanding parts in the operatic repertory, with German baritone Falk Struckmann as the treacherous villain Iago. Rising American tenor Michael Fabiano makes his Live in HD debut as Cassio. Maestro Semyon Bychkov conducts the dramatic masterpiece based on Shakespeares tragedy. Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky hosts the transmission and conducts backstage interviews with the stars. Show time is 12:55 p.m.; the anticipated running time is 3 hours. The movie theaters will show an encore of the broadcast at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14. Tickets are $25 per person ($23 for seniors, $19 for children). Order online at Fandango or at www.metopera.org/ hdlive. It would be a tragedy to miss The Mets Otello live in HD NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF OCTOBER 25-31, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C17 The 2012-13 season of The Met: Live in HD continues as follows. First-time shows are all on Saturdays; encores are at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays): >> Adss The Tempest 12:55 p.m. Nov. 10 Encore Nov. 28 Running time: 3 hours >> Mozarts La Clemenza di Tito 12:55 p.m. Dec. 1 Encore Dec. 19 Running time: 3 hours, 13 minutes >> Verdis Un Ballo in Maschera 12:55 p.m. Dec. 8 Encore Jan. 9 Running time: 3 hours, 54 minutes >> Verdis Aida 12:55 p.m. Dec. 15 Encore Jan. 16 Running time: 3 hours, 54 minutes >> Berliozs Les Troyens Noon Jan. 5 Encore Jan. 23 Running time: 5 hours, 30 minutes >> Donizettis Maria Stuarda 12:55 p.m. Jan. 19 Encore Feb. 6 Running time: 3 hours, 15 minutes >> Verdis Rigoletto 12:55 p.m. Feb. 16 Encore March 6 Running time: 3 hours, 30 minutes >> Wagners Parsifal Noon March 2 Encore March 20 Running time: 5 hours, 40 minutes >> Zandonais Francesca da Rimini Noon March 16 Encore April 3 Running time: 4 hours >> Handels Giulio Cesare Noon April 27 Encore May 15 Running time: 4 hours, 30 minutes Running time: 4 hours, 30 minutes Rene Fleming, crouching, as Desdemona and Rene Tatum as Emelia in Verdis Otello. Photographed by Ken Howard at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City on Oct. 5. Johan Botha as the title character in Otello. Photographed by Ken Howard at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City on Oct. 3.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC20 WEEK OF OCTOBER 25-31, 2012 NAPLES THIRD ANNUAL STONE CRAB FESTIVAL at Port-O-Call Marina WRITING CHALLENGETwo winners will score tickets to Sanibel Island Writers Conference For several months, readers have sent in stories and poems inspired by photoprompts that weve provided. Now, it has come to this: Florida Weekly editors are at work choosing the two best items to win our Writing Challenge. The two authors will receive a ticket each to the Sanibel Writers Conference, Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 8-11 (see story on page C14 for etails.) The winners will be announced in next weeks issue.While the judges pore through submissions, were presenting one story thats on our short list for inclusion. Aftermath was inspired by the photo of storm damage. AFTERMATHMARGARET LYNCH, NAPLESWith the coming of morning, the wind ceased its howling and the rain stopped its drenching. Sarah stretched out her bodys stiffness and then lay still, briefly welcoming the silence. With a deep sigh she willed herself out of bed, pushed her feet into slippers beside the nightstand, reached for the robe that lay conveniently on a nearby chair. She then headed into the adjacent bathroom. A flick of the light switch assured her that the power had not been knocked out by the storm. Thank God for small favors, she thought. Ill not be denied the pleasure of my morning coffee. Cup in hand, she went into the living room and set her coffee down as usual on the end table next to her favorite chair. She sat down and looked out the picture window. Doesnt seem the storm did much damage, she thought. I wonder if thats so. Hushing the inner voice of her absent husband telling her to use common sense, she decided to take a short walk not far, just to the park and playground at the corner. I know its a bit foolish, she agreed, but I just have to get out of the house. I wont go far, just to the little park and playground at the end of the street. Ill come right back if theres too much debris on the street. The air is muggy, but even a short walk will do me good. She finished her coffee and returned to the bedroom where she put on her sneakers and replaced her robe with jeans and a white, long-sleeved short one of Bills old ones. She caressed its comforting closeness as she recalled the walks that used to be an ordinary part of their morning ritual. Sarah then activated her brain and headed directly for the door. No, I will not sit around and ruminate. Im alive and in pretty good health still a part of the world around me. I need to check it out. She walked slowly, aware of the amputated tree limbs around her feet. What will I find at the park, she wondered. Her mind took her to the simple pleasures the playground, with its swings, slides and
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 25-31, 2012 C23 e Englishman Fine Art & Antique GalleryandNaples Backyard HistoryInvite you to join artist Michael ompson forTwo Events and One Fine Evening of Art & History! ursday, November 8, 2012Proceeds from both events bene t Naples Backyard History239-649-8088 for RSVP & Details Sunset at Naples Pier Limited Edition Print Premier Meet the Artist Lecture & Demonstration 5:00 6:00pm Naples Bac kyard Histor y Old Naples Museum e Plaza ~ 1170 ird Street South, C-111(Broad Avenue Entrance)New Works Exhibition & Sale Meet the Artist Reception 6:00 9:00pm e Englishman F ine Ar t & Antique Gallery 1190 ird Street South(Next to Sea Salt Restaurant) Artists Studio, which is on exhibit at the Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art through Jan. 20. Ms. Eilertsen began her museum career at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and has been executive director at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art for three years. Tickets are $20 for museum members, $25 for others. Retired Metropolitan Opera singer Joy Davidson talks with Sarasota Opera conductor and artistic director Victor DeRenzi about Rigoletto at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14. This candid, behind-the-scenes interview includes a Q&A and a short video synopsis of the opera. Tickets are $32. Elaine Newton begins her Critics Choice series of book reviews and lectures as part of the Phils Lifelong Learning program at 10 a.m. Thursday Nov. 15, and Saturday, Nov. 17. The seasons first book is Amy Waldmans The Submission, a novel that imagines the uproar and escalating ramifications over the announced winner of a competition to design a memorial for the 9/11 site. Tickets are $34. Broadways Next H!T Musical is the worlds only unscripted theatrical awards show. Become part of the spontaneous music and laughter and vote for your favorites as the cast improvises a full-blown musical. Show times are 6 and 8:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Nov. 15-16. Tickets start at $39. Tom Lopez presents a two-day workshop on SLR-digital camera photography from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16-17. Cameras and lenses will be covered at length, as well as specialized features, shooting modes, speeds and more. Participants should bring a digital camera, lenses, tripod, owners manual and notepad. Registration is $300. Sarasota Opera and the NPO present Rigoletto, performed in Italian with English subtitles, at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16. Tickets start at $129. t ws s m v y a d e COMING UP AT THE PHIL BETTY MACLEAN TRAVEL, INC. Explore our Website: www.BettyMacleanTravel.com BETTY MACLEAN TRAVEL Inc. e Adventure Travel Company afternoon of wine and champagne while she introduces you to Arctic journeys, the waters of Greenland & Canada, the tropical coasts of EXPEDITIONS
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U.S. producers comprise 63 percent of participants, with 16 California vintners and the much-admired Domaine Serene from Oregon. Seven vintners are festival newcomers, including John Kolasa of Chteau Canon in France and Sebastiano Castiglioni of Querciabella in Italy. In a festival first, fine port will be served throughout, including during 16 vintner dinners hosted in private homes.Honored Vintner NCEF trustees have named Barbara Banke of Vrit Winery in Healdsburg, Calif., the festivals Honored Vintner. As head of Jackson Family Wines, Ms. Banke oversees more than two dozen top-tier wineries, continuing the wine business she entered with her late husband, the renowned Jess Jackson. At Vrit, seven vintages of their signature blends La Muse, La Joie and Le Dsir have received scores of 100 points from Robert Parker Jr.s The Wine Advocate. We are extremely pleased to honor Barbara, says Terry Edwards, co-chair of the 2013 festival. Barbaras support of the festival began in 2005 as a featured vintner, lot donor and bidder, and her contributions through the years have had an enormous impact on the festivals success. The NCEF has raised more than $107 million at the Naples Winter Wine Festival since 2001. As a direct result of NCEF investments, more than 150,000 children in Collier County have had their lives improved. Governed by a board of trustees, the foundation currently supports 24 grantees as well as long-term strategic initiatives focused on childrens early learning, medical/ oral health, out-of-school programs, behavioral health and childhood hunger. The wine festival, which Wine Spectator has ranked as the nations top charity wine auction since 2004, is the primary source of funds for NCEF. Festival ticket packages are $8,500 per couple, or $20,000 for two couples with reserved seating at the same vintner dinner. For a schedule of 2013 festivities and more information about the Naples Winter Wine Festival, call (888) 837-4919 or visit www.napleswinefestival.com. Wine elite lined up for for 2013 festivalSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________
Its Tee Time at LaPlaya! For a private tour, play golf or more details,call Scott Piper at 239.254.5019 or Sandy Cotter at 239.254.5002 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Youre a golfer looking for a new experience. You want a golf course that is challenging and a club that is relaxed with the right balance of casualness and camaraderie. The family is looking for exclusive beach access and fun. At LaPlaya, youll find the casual elegance, superior service, and exceptional amenities that come with an incomparable beach and golf club. Preferred Memberships to Please Everyone!LAPLAYA BEACH & FULL GOLF MEMBERSHIPLaPlaya has just reduced the all-inclusive full beach and golf membership from $85,000 to $67,500. Limited number available.NON-REFUNDABLE GOLF MEMBERSHIP Join for $17,500 and enjoy golf club amenities for the entire family. GOLF PREVIEW MEMBERSHIP Join for just $7,100 with full golf member privileges. Play through April 2013. *Call or visit our showroom for details. Limit one offer per person. 11/17/2012 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 25-31, 2012 C29 Join usSignature Event Fund Raising Series:Lee County: November 10, 6pm 9pm, Royal Palm Yacht Club2360 West 1st Street, Fort Myers 33901 Hosted by Krista Fogelsong NBC2 Collier County: November 17, 6pm 9pm, A Private Club in Port Royal2900 Gordon Drive, Naples FL 34102 Hosted by Stacey Deffenbaugh NBC2Cash Bar Honoring Voice of the Year Mr. Joseph Catti, Help us raise money and give the abused, neglected and abandoned children Ticket prices: $100 per person or $175 for two Dress is sophisticated casual For information and to purchase tickets, visit our website at www.voicesforkids.org or call our ofce at 239.533.1435Special thanks to our sponsors: The fourth annual Naples International Film Festival opens with the east coast premiere of Honor Flight as part of the red carpet gala Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. A feature-length documentary, Honor Flight chronicles a community coming together to honor living World War II veterans, one last time. The film follows a team of Midwest volunteers as they race against the clock to send every local WWII veteran to the Washington, D.C., memorials built in their honor. For many, it was their first visit to the nations capital and the last trip theyll ever take. At its core, Honor Flight is a unifying story about gratitude and freedom that prompts viewers to recognize the Greatest Generation by striving to lead lives worthy of their legacy. Red carpet arrivals for the NIFF opening night festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m. The film screening at 7 p.m. will be followed by a Q&A session with the filmmakers and a VIP party beginning at 9:30 p.m. VIP admission walk the red carpet, attend an welcome reception with VIPs and visiting filmmakers, enjoy premium seating for the film presentation and Q&A and attend the after party is $159 per person. General admission walk the red carpet, mix and mingle before the film, general seating for the screening and Q&Q is $29 per person. For tickets to opening night events, call the Phil at 597-1900 or visit www. thephil.org. From Nov. 2-4, NIFF will present screenings of more than three dozen movies at Silverspot Cinema in Mercato. Programming includes domestic and international feature-length and short films in the drama, comedy and documentary genres. For tickets or more information, including a complete list of this years films and screening times, call 775-3456 or visit www.naplesfilmfest.com. Honor Flight documentary opens Naples International Film Festival
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC30 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 25-31, 2012 SAVE THE DATE The Naples Historical Society hosts its annual Christmas Gala at Historic Palm Cottage the evening of Friday, Dec. 7. It is the societys only fundraising event of the 2012-13 season. Co-chairs are Diane Uihlein Koestner and Mary Sehnert Smith. Tickets are $300 per person or $500 for patrons. Call 261-8164 for more information. The 28th annual Angel Ball to benefit the scholarship program at Community School of Naples is set for Saturday, Nov. 3, at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. Chairs of the evening, themed Year of the Dragon, are Patty and Jay Campbell and Gina and Keith Short. Tickets for $750 per person are available at www.communityschoolnaples. org. For information about sponsorship and marketing opportunities, call Jane Badger at 597-7575, ext. 211, or e-mail email@example.com. Gulfshore Playhouse hosts a night of fun and games to celebrate the new season on Sunday, Nov. 4, at The Norris Center. Guests will be able to try their hand at beating pool shark Leo Hertzog and ping-pong champion Don Gunther in the game room and can kick up their heels with a professional dancer from the Naples Performing Arts Center and Founding Artistic Director Kristen Coury in the dance room. An auction and raffle drawing will also be part of the fun, and some of the new seasons actors will perform scenes from the upcoming Reza in Rep productions of Art and God of Carnage. For more information, call 261-7529 or visit www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org. Literacy Volunteers of Collier County stages its annual Dancing with the Stars for Literacy at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club. Notable Neapolitans are paired with professional dancers from the Naples Academy of Performing Arts to dance two-minute routines. Tickets are $175 per person. For tickets or for information about becoming an LVCC volunteer tutor, call 262-4448 or visit www.collierliteracy.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. Circle of Love, a dinner dance to benefit The Sunshine Kids organization for pediatric cancer patients, is set for 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Quail Creek Country Club. Organizers in The Ritz-Carlton and Parkshore offices of Prudential Florida Realty promise an evening of surprises, along with entertainment by The Bachelors and The Ex-Bachelors. Tickets are $60 per person. For reservations or more information, call Sharon Cohan at 370-2323 or Lee Blackston at 537-1606. 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 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 writer, activist and champion of the feminist and social justice movement, Ms. Steinem co-founded 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. For reservations or more information about either of the above events, call 262-8923, ext. 309. 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. Naples Botanical Garden and Marissa Collections welcome Michael Kors as the featured designer for the ninth annual Hats in the Garden luncheon Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Garden. The event is sold out. To place your name on a waiting list, call 643-7275. The Naples Philharmonic League presents the Festival of Trees and Lights Gala on Saturday evening, Nov. 17, at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. The evening will feature holiday decorations, entertainment, a silent auction and fine wine and dinner on the stage of Hayes Hall. Proceeds will benefit the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and its youth music education programs. The Philharmonic Youth Chorale will perform festive songs of the season. Tickets start at $175 per person. Call the box office at the Phil for more information, 597-1900. Celebrate the Voices, an evening to benefit Voices for Kids of Southwest Florida and the Guardian ad Litem program, takes place from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at a private club in Port Royal. Host for the evening will be Stacey Deffenbaugh of NBC-2. Joseph Catti, president and CEO of FineMark Bank, will be presented with the Voice of the Year Award. Tickets are $100 per person, $175 for two. For reservations or more information, call 5331 43 5 or visit www.voicesforkids.org. The second annual Tea at The Ritz to benefit Make-A-Wish Southern Florida is set for 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. Sandra Buxton, chair of the Make-A-Wish Presidents Council of Collier County, along with event chair Dylan Sanders and hosts Craig and Kelly Chasnov, have planned an afternoon of traditional British tea. Tickets are $100 per person are available by calling Lesley Colantonio at 9929474 or e-mailing lcolantonio@sflawish. org. For information about the organization and volunteering or becoming a wish sponsor, visit www.sfla.wish.org Humane Society Naples 14th annual Tea & Fashion Show moves to The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort on Thursday, Dec. 6. South of SOHO is the afternoons theme. People fashions will be from Nordstrom, while pups will stroll the runway in outfits from Pucci & Catana. Tickets are $175 per person. For reservations or more information, visit www. humanesocietynaples.com. The David Lawrence Center Young Executives invites fellow philanthropists and professionals for cocktails, hors doeuvres and a silent auction at the upscale but casual third annual Gulf Ball set for 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Naples Beach Hotel. Tickets are $50 per person. Proceeds will benefit the mission, operations and expansion of the David Lawrence Centers residential and community-based prevention and treatment services for the one in four local children and adults who experience mental health and substance abuse challenges. For reservations or more information, call Monica Biondo at 304-3505 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The David Lawrence Center and Foundation host An Evening in Venice Masquerade Ball on Friday, Jan. 18, at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. Guests will be transported to a 16th centuryinspired masquerade ball set against the backdrop of Venice, Italy. Tickets are $500 per person, $1,200 per VIP patron and $10,000 per premier sponsor table of 10; a variety of additional sponsorship opportunities also are available. All proceeds will benefit the mission, operations and expansion of the David Lawrence Center. For more information or to reserve a ticket, call Monica Biondo at 304-3505. Plans are cooking for the first-ever Naples Womans Club Kitchen Tour showcasing 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. 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 set for Wednesday, Jan. 30, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. 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. For more information, contact Carol Shaw at Youth Haven by calling 687-5155 or e-mailing email@example.com. For more information about Youth Haven, visit www.youthhaven.net. Send Save the Date details to editor Cindy Pierce at firstname.lastname@example.org.COURTESY PHOTOSGetting into the holiday spirit at the Naples Historical Societys 2011 Christmas Gala at Historic Palm Cottage are, above, Mary Smith, Paul Dresselhaus and Diane Koestne; and below, Fred Towers, Millie Stewart, Lauri Towers and John Stewart. This years holiday gala is set for Friday, Dec. 7.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF OCTOBER 25-31, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C31 SOCIETY Pets and people strut their stuff at Strut Your MuttWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 Sheriff Gracie with her posse: Carmen, Keith, Josey, Alyksandra and Maks Crandell 2 Robert Glass and NASCAR Teddy 3 Jim and Lauren Marks with Rylan 4. Tom Wachendorf with Winston 5. Jim McGinn with Tiny, Tucker and Sky 6. Barbara Schini and Mr. T. 7. Pernilla Albrechtsen admiring Yuppy 8. Wonder Woman Jackie Hoggatt with superheroes Comiskey and Wynnie 9. Kodi waits for owner Lois WolfChad Patrick and Georgie STEPHEN WRIGHT / FLORIDA WEEKLY 239-598-FIRE (3473) www.agavenaples.com Corner of Airport & Vanderbilt Beach Road Locally Owned and Operated @HotSpotNaples Agave Southwest Grill Lunch for two, $25, Pick any 2 salads or sandwiches, dessert to share & non-alcoholic beverage. Private meeting rooms w/AV 2012 UNIQUE CUISINE FROM AMERICAS SOUTHWEST... Three course dinner for two! Any one appetizer, any 2 entrees, any 2 desserts plus a bottle of wine to share or 2 margaritas each. $35pp* (more than $100 value)
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC32 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 25-31, 2012 SOCIETY Aboard the Double Sunshine with The Contemporaries of the United Arts CouncilWe 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. WetakemoresocietyandnetworkingphotosatareaeventsthanwecantinthenewspaperSoifyouthinkwemissedyouoroneofyourfriends Jeff and Caroline Galati 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 Andrea Pleimling with Holly and Andy Hazlett 2 Bill Benson, Brian Benson and Scott Hunter 3 Jessie Lefkow 4. Michael Sullivan, Lisa Blacklidge and Laura Foht 5. Eric Staats, Jenna BuzzaccoFoerster, Adam and Penny Fisher 6. Tracy and Bill Benson 7. Scott Hunter, Ashley Leiti, Jeff Glase, Jessie Lefkow and J.J. Krause 8. Double Sunshine owners Libby Jullian and Capt. Harry Jullian 9. Will LawsonTIM GIBBONS / FLORIDA WEEKLY
41 Bonita SpringsNaplesImmokalee RoadOld U.S. 41Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Pkwy. Davis BlvdAirport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Rattlesnake Hammock Road Vanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Park Shore Dr.Goodlette Frank RoadLivingston Road 5th Ave. Florida Weeklys Restaurant Guide1 BAY HOUSE RESTAURANT799 Walkerbilt Road Naples, FL 34110 239.591.3937 www.bayhousenaples.com2 BUCA DI BEPPO8860 Tamiami Trail N. Naples, FL 34108 239.596.6662 www.bucadibeppo.com3 AGAVE SOUTHWESTERN GRILL2380 Vanderbilt Beach Road Naples, FL 34109 239.598.3473 www.agavenaples.com4 CALISTOGA BAKERY & CAF7941 Airport Pulling Road Naples, FL 34109 239.596.8840 Or 1860 Tamiami Trail N Naples, FL 34102 239.352.8642 www.calistogacafe.com5 SHULAS STEAK HOUSEAt the Hilton Naples & Towers 5111 Tamiami Trail North Naples, FL 34103 239.430.4999 www.donshula.com6 NOODLES ITALIAN CAF & SUSHI BAR1585 Pine Ridge Road Naples, FL 34109 239.592.0050 www.noodlecafe.com7 TAVERN ON THE BAY489 Bayfront Place Naples, FL 239.530.2225 www.tavernonthebay.net8 VERGINAS700 5th Avenue South Naples, FL 34102 239.659.7008 www.verginarestaurant.com9 RIVERWALK AT TIN CITY1200 5th Ave South Naples, FL 239.263.2734 www.riverwalktincity.com10 THE DOCK801 12th Ave South Naples, FL 239.263.2734 www.dockcraytoncove.com11 JASONS DELI2700 Immokalee Road Naples, FL 239.593.9499 www.jasonsdeli.com12 SAM SNEADS OAK GRILL & TA VERN8004 Lely Resort Blvd. Naples, FL 239.793.6623 www.samsneadslely.com13 RIB CITY9191 Tamiami Trail N. Naples, FL 34108 239.591.3500 www.ribcity.com 7 5 8 10 9 6 2 13 4 3 1 12 11
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC34 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 25-31, 2012 www.samsneadslely.com OAK GRILL & TAVERN AT LELY RESORTVisit Us Today!OAK GRILL & TAVERN AT LELY RESORT OAK GRILL & TAVERN AT LELY RESORT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC $5.00 O with purchase of $15 or more*not valid with any other discounts. 18% gratuity added before discount. Expires 10/31/12. $10.00 O with purchase of $30 or more*not valid with any other discounts. 18% gratuity added before discount. Expires 10/31/12. Visit Us Today! PAST REPASTSHere are some capsule summaries of previous restaurant reviews: A Table Apart, 4295 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs; 221-8540 The small but diverse menu spans the globe, embracing classic French techniques, bold Asian flavors and even a bit of Italian pasta panache while emphasizing a commitment to sustainable seafood and seasonal ingredients. The chorizo mejillones is among the best mussel preparations Ive eaten in a couple of decades of reviewing restaurants. Imagine the flavor explosion of spicy Mexican chorizo sausage, acidic white wine and tomatoes, grassy cilantro pesto and creamy queso fresco. Picture these colorful toppings mingling with a dozen and a half plump mussels sauted until they are just barely cooked through and not a second more. The fish of the day, Arctic char, was simply grilled and simply perfect. Meats are executed equally well, as evidenced by an expertly crusted, juicy flatiron steak topped with rich blue cheese thats smoked in-house. Order it with a side of the best French fries you will ever eat in Southwest Florida theyre sprinkled with Parmesan and fresh herbs and drizzled with earthy truffle oil. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed December 2011Gordons on the River, 475 North Road, Naples; 213-1441 Social dining clubs establishments that offer amenities such as themed dinners, wine tastings and special access to facilities are rare these days. The novelty alone makes Naples Harbour Yacht Club worth checking out. Serving aged steaks, fresh seafood and fine wines. Gordons is the upstairs and upscale neighbor to the clubs more casual Jacks River Bar. We found both the food and the hospitality noteworthy. Gordons boasts an impressive wine list and has an accommodating sommelier to help with selections. Seafood and steak dishes were impressively prepared and accompanied by two vegetables (a rarity these days, especially at steakhouses). The house-made desserts show some creativity that will tempt even those whove had their fill. With or without dining club membership, Gordons puts a fresh and flavorful spin on an old concept. Full bar Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed March 2012 Grouper & Chips, 338 Ninth St. N., Naples; 643-4577 In an older strip plaza across U.S. 41 from NCH Hospital, Grouper & Chips is a self-described small unpretentious hole-in-the-wall restaurant. It is, indeed, so small that you might find yourself rubbing elbows with other parties or waiting an hour for a table (reservations are not accepted). Takeout and delivery are options, but then youd miss out on the warm hospitality of the staff. Besides, once you order, food is quickly delivered. The menu is heavy on fried foods, but the conch fritters and grouper did not suffer from greasy excess; the fried shrimp, however, were overwhelmed by batter. You wouldnt expect to find it in a place like this, but the bouillabaisse is loaded with lobster, sea scallops, mussels, shrimp and chunks of grouper and is worth trying. Dessert shooters petite servings of Key lime pie and chocolate mousse are the perfect way to end a meal here. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed October 2011Margaritas Mexican Restaurant, 8971 U.S. 41, Naples; 431-6206 Margaritas is an offshoot of a Mexican restaurant by the same name thats been on Marco Island since 2005. Succulent hand-pulled meats and fresh seafood are tucked into tender tortillas, served with brightly flavored house-made salsas and sauces. Bracing margaritas in fruit flavors such as watermelon and pomegranate are served on the rocks or frozen, headlining a tequila-heavy cocktail list that goes on for days. The rustic charro beans, whole pintos laced with oregano and chunks of pork, are a revelation and theyre just a side dish. The taco trio miniature corn tortillas overflowing with shredded beef, chicken and pork is a good way to start, as is the ridiculously sumptuous queso fundido, a fondue of warm, silky white cheese garnished with diced scallions, jalapenos and chorizo. Available with three stuffings, the tamales are exemplary. A seafood-packed Cancun burrito was big enough for two, and its ingredients were all perfectly cooked. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed December 2011 Tierneys Tavern, 799 Walkerbilt Road, Naples; 591-3837 The owners of The Bay House have rolled out a new, more casual concept in what used to be an expansive bar next to the restaurant. At Tierneys Tavern, you can savor similarly Southern-inspired and equally well-executed food for much less money. Entrees top out at $24, and its possible to dine well for much less. The menus coastal cuisine spans a broad range, from the North Atlantic to Carolina Low Country, around the Florida peninsula and up the gulf to New Orleans. The Southern Collection is a good way to sample a range of appetizers, including Charleston crab dip, pimento cheese, house-made pickles. The shrimp and grits lacked spunk even with horseradish cream and diced andouille sausage; but the Sea BLT layers of arugula, fried green tomatoes and fresh seafood salad sprinkled with roasted corn and crumbled bacon would delight any discerning palate. Perched on the banks of the Cocohatchee River, the restaurant and bar are nestled among old oaks and mangroves and have plenty of windows for enjoying the unique vista. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed January 2012 Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT NIGHTLY FROM 8:30-CLOSE 700 Fifth Ave. S., Naples, FL 34102 (239) 659-7008verginarestaurant.com DINNER FOR 2 AND A BOTTLE OF WINE FOR$39.95Daily Boat Catch from Local Fishermen New Mediterranean Lunch & Dinner Menu we envit you to stop by and meet our New GM: Mr. David Willits LUNCH SPECIAL $9.95 DAILY All night Sun Thu and... 5-7pm Fri & Sat NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF OCTOBER 25-31, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C35 CUISINECrop of new restaurants signals start of a Florida fallI often hear people complain that there is no change of seasons here. Nonsense! Not only do license plates change hue this time of year, new restaurants open and existing ones reinvent themselves as they prepare for the business that comes their way as northern temperatures plummet. Heres a taste of whats new around town:Chapel Grill opens downtownHolding its grand opening and building rededication at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, the Chapel Grill occupies the historic First Baptist Church at 811 Seventh Ave. S. The 65-year-old church has been restored, complete with original facade and vaulted ceilings and will now be a casual dining restaurant serving fresh local seafood and steaks along with a full bar. Theres also a more casual tavern with its own menu. Owner and founder Stephen Fleischer had not planned to open a restaurant, but when he came upon the unoccupied church for sale, he says, he felt compelled to save it. I truly hope everyone in Naples with a passion for food, history or both will come and see what were all about, he says. The restaurant will hold an invitationonly celebration during the weekend and will open to the public Monday, Nov. 5. It will open for dinner at 5 p.m. MondaySaturday; Sunday brunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 206-4310 for reservations or visit www.thechapelgrill.com.Elevation Burger comes to townElevation Burger has opened its second Southwest Florida store, this one at 6436 Naples Blvd., right across the street from Barron Collier High School. The restaurant serves 100 percent organic, grass-fed, free-range burgers as well as veggie and vegan varieties with a choice of toppings. Like the location at Gulf Coast Town Center, it uses the Elevation Burger super griddle and offers a Coca-Cola Freestyle Machine, which serves some 100 brands of soda. Its open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Call 596-3810 or visit www.elevationburger. Still more coming soon Michael Mir, owner of Bha! Bha! Persian Bistro, hopes to open his new Fifth Avenue South location by mid-November, assuming construction and permitting go as planned. After operating in the Pavilion shopping center for 15 years, his new place will be at 865 Fifth Ave. S., across the street from Mangrove Cafe. The Basin is expected to open any day now in the space previously occupied by Absinthe in the Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt. Featuring American cuisine with a French flair, it will allow customers to pay by the plate, rather than per dish. Call 2978-0773 or check out the restaurants Facebook page.Special-diet menus sprouting upThree area restaurants have introduced menus for diners with special dietary needs. Agave Southwestern Grill has a separate menu for those who follow gluten-free, low-carb, vegetarian or vegan diets. Gluten-free options include chili con carne with bison, mussels with mole verde, Peruvian mixed ceviche and salmon Veracruz. On the low-carb menu, find shrimp quesadilla and chicken torta, among other items. Vegetarians will relish a chesse fondu called queso fundido as well as enchiladas and chile relleno. Vegan options include black bean soup, guacamole and black bean burgers. Agave is at 2380 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples. Its sister restaurant, Angelinas Ristorante in Bonita Springs, also has a new menu featuring gluten-free, low-calorie, low-carb, vegetarian and vegan options. Among the offerings are brined shaved pork loin with tuna sauce (gluten-free), cioppino (low-calorie), ravioli with roasted butternut squash and mascarpone cheese (vegetarian), pan-seared diver scallops with lemon-tarragon butter sauce (low-carb) and baked eggplant (vegan). Angelinas is at 24041 S. Tamiami Trail. BRAVO! Cucina Italiana at The Mercato has a new gluten-free menu that includes Caesar salad, grilled salmon salad, gluten-free pasta with vegetables and cheese, grilled chicken and grilled salmon.Celebrate stone crabs The third annual Stone Crab Festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 27 and 28, at waterfront locations in Naples. Water taxis will run between Tin City, Bayfront Naples, Port O Call Marina, Naples Bay Resort and Jacks River Bar. Activities include live music, childrens activities, a crab toss, bikini contest, sightseeing cruises and more throughout the weekend. For details, visit www.stonecrabfestival. org.Beer fest benefits wolf sanctuaryThe Brew-Ha-Ha Craft Beer Festival takes place from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Mercato on the lawn across from The Pub. The event will feature more than 30 craft beers, music by The Wholetones and food from AZN Azian Cuisine, BRAVO! Cucina Italiana, The Counter Burger, Grace & Shellys Cupcakes, McCormick & Schmicks, Naples Flatbread & Wine Bar, The Pub and Stage 62 Deli. Proceeds will benefit the Shy Wolf Education and Experience Center, a nonprofit organization that cares for stray and injured exotic animals. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the gate. Gates open at noon for advance ticketholders. Blankets and lawn chairs permitted; coolers and outside food are not. For tickets, visit www.shywolfsanctuary.com.Short subjects Angelinas Ristorante in Bonita Springs holds another in its wine dinner series featuring wines from Italy and California with food by Chef Greg Scarlatos beginning at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21. Cost is $89 per person. Its at 24041 S. Tamiami Trail. Call 390-3187 or visit www. angelinasofbonitasprings.com. Caffe dellAmore hosts its first wine dinner of the season on Thursday, Nov. 8. The meal will include lobster salad, pumpkin and ricotta dumplings, wild mushroom risotto, wild boar and rustic biscotti with plum sauce, all paired with Italian wines. Cost is $79 per person. The restaurant is at 1400 Gulf Shore Blvd. Call 261-1389. Artichoke and Company will hold a Thanksgiving side dish cooking demo at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14. Among the recipes that will be prepared are ginger spiced pecans, spinach salad with citrus and baby beets, seared Brussels sprouts and green bean casserole with goat cheese and paprika. Cost is $35. Its at 1410 Rail Head Blvd. Call or e-mail Kristen Murano at 263-6979 or email@example.com. Send items to firstname.lastname@example.org.COURTESY PHOTOSAgave Southwestern Grill now offers a gluten-free menu, including dishes such as Peruvian ceviche mixto, marinated shellfish and whitefish tossed with aji amarillo, red onion and roasted corn. karenFELDMAN email@example.com Ravioli di zucca, hand-made pasta with oven roasted butternut squash and mascarpone cheese with savory citrus tomato butter and truffled almonds, is among the new vegetarian options at Angelinas.
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