DRIVE JUST DONT TEXT 90 3,000 75 4.6 PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY ERIC RADDATZ / FLORIDA WEEKLYSEE CONSERVANCY, A18 The new Susan and William Dalton Discovery Center at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, which opened on Nov. 14, is being touted as an immersive, interactive multi-sensory experience. As visitors walk through six galleries in the 5,000-square-foot building, they figuratively follow a drop of water through the Southwest Florida ecosystem, from uplands, through the Everglades and mangroves, and out to the beaches and ocean. The Dalton Discovery Center lets us bring the Everglades, Gulf of Mexico and all the beauty of Southwest Florida to our visitors in one location to help them learn to love and preserve this unique place that we live in, says Andrew McElwaine, Conservancy of Southwest Florida president and CEO. The center features more than 100 animals in life-like enclosures and aquaria. The Uplands Gallery houses four snake species, and an Everglades Gallery displays baby alligators. The 5,000-gallon saltwater tank has dozens of fish and the only loggerhead sea turtle on display in Southwest Florida. There is also a replicaConservancy celebrates Dalton Discovery Center openingBY ROBIN DEMATTIAFlorida Weekly Correspondent COURTESY IMAGEYoung visitors to the Dalton Discovery Center enjoy a close look at a snake in the hands of staff naturalist Rachel Miner. STATES WITH TEXT-DRIVING BANSALL DRIVERS PARTIAL NO BAN Source: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety BY THE NUMBERS Percent of Americans who nd distracted driving to be a problem. The amount of seconds it takes you to receive a text message. Going 55 mph, you would have driven the length of a football eld. Percent of Americans who admit to texting and driving. Deaths from distracted-drivingrelated crashes in the United States in 2010. BY ATHENA PONUSHISaponushis@ oridaweekly.com SEE JUST DRIVE, A8 FLORIDA RESISTS BANNING TEXTING WHILE DRIVING. COURTESY IMAGEChelsey Murphy lost her life to a driver talking on his phone. She was 19. In hopes of raising awareness, her mother wanted Florida Weekly to share this photo. TAYLOR FISCHER AND JOAN GRIFFITH are young women learning how to drive. Theyre scared to drive on the interstate. Theyre scared to pass big trucks. Theyre scared that every other driver at every other traffic light seems to be texting on his or her cell phone. But to be honest, these Palm Beach Gardens sophomores would have to say, more than texting drivers feeling frightening, they feel familiar. You see someone swerving, then you pass them and see theyre www.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. V, No. 7 FREE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2012 OPINION A4 PROFILE IN PARADISE A6 CLUB NOTES A22-23 HEALTHY LIVING A24 PETS OF THE WEEK A26 REAL ESTATE B11 OPEN HOUSE MAP B30 PUZZLES C10 FILM REVIEW C11 BOOK REVIEW C16 SOCIETY C24-28 VINO & CUISINE C30-31 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes App Store. INSIDE A tip of the HatsHere for Hats in the Garden, Michael Kors shares why Naples is his home away from home. C1 Game on!Cal Ripken Jr. helps celebrate the opening of Baker Field at the Boys & Girls Club. A16 Silence no moreThe sounds of new constrution are returning to neighborhoods throughout Southwest Florida. B1 Save the dateCheck our list for to-dos not to miss. C20
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Thank you, Trey!Note to reader: As you know, columnists are frequently blessed with prophetic insights that allow them to divine changes in the hearts of others, as well as future events, without relying on empirical evidence. While applying that skill recently, I suddenly discovered that three of our most powerful political leaders will soon change their minds about affordable health care and taxes. For that reason, I decided to write them thank you notes in advance. Let me share those with you, here. To John Boehner, Speaker of the House, Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.: Dear John, Thank you so much for the gifts of equality and justice American-style, which you will soon decide to bestow upon our nation by agreeing that rich people should pay taxes at the same rates as poorer people, and that everybody should be guaranteed a minimum level of affordable health care rather than being held hostage by pharmaceutical and medical lobbies that support you and your fellow Republicans. Its a remarkable change of heart, one that reminds us of your working class roots, which you have left so far, far, far behind. Congratulations on finding a heart, John. You give me hope for the future, and belief in the past. Hope, because if men like you can consider the common good, rather than the good of their rich cronies, it means American leaders can still be altruistic rather than narcissistic.And belief, because in watching you do whats best for the country, and not just for your industry friends, I can vividly imagine our founding fathers, who were also a bunch of rich white guys, like you, and who did what was best for the country simply because they were altruists. And I can still believe in them.Again, thanks for putting the countrys interests ahead of your own by finding ways to work with our president. Your dude in the subtropics, Roger To Rick Scott, Governor, Florida Capitol, Tallahassee: Dear Rick, I was so impressed right after you became governor, when you came out in favor of exposing concealed weapons, and when you supported blood tests for all state employees shortly after turning over ownership in a company that does those blood tests to your wife, and when you eviscerated programs to clean up the Everglades with as much skill and forethought as a Cracker gutting a hog. You skinned er out and dropped those entrails in the dirt before old Uncle Sam could yell, Whoopee! didnt you, boy? So I was impressed. But not favorably. I have to tell you, at the time you looked like not a hog hunter a guy who operated a doughnut shop in Kansas City run amok at the helm of state government. Can you imagine? Now, though, youre coming around as a governor, and thinking about all the people, not just your people (rich white guys. Hey, can I join the club?) Youre softening on affordable health care, I notice. Admit it, dude, youre liking it, right? Everybody should have it. Just like every doughnut should have a hole. So Rick, congratulations on getting a heart. You and the Tin Man. Actually, you look like the Scarecrow, who got a brain. And just so you know, way down here in the Sunshine State, almost 18 percent of us are 65 or older. These older folks still live under the rainbow, not somewhere way over it, like you. Many of them wont mind paying less for pharmaceuticals after you get behind affordable health care because they know you care about them. Thats obvious just looking at you, pal. Your friend from the peninsular proletariat, Roger Mr. Trey Radel, Representative elect, House of Representatives, Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.: Trey baby, Dude, awesome! Fast-talking is the new currency! Youre a U.S. Congressman now, which proves that people without money can still make the big time if they can just talk fast enough, right? Remember the motto at Loyola, your Alma Mater? Ad majorem Dei gloriam for the greater glory of God. It also happens to be the motto for the Society of Jesus, as you know. This is what I like about you, dude you talk a lot and you say a lot of ridiculous things that Jesus never would have gone for, but in the end that motto has been beaten into you, if not at Loyola then maybe at the Vatican, where you studied and learned Italian. Jesus, of course, didnt speak Italian or Spanish, like you, but he did speak Compassion, since it glorifies God. And I know that you will now begin to speak Compassion, too, as you get a heart and become the Hugo Black of the House of Representatives. Remember Justice Black? Born in an Alabama farmhouse, he was appointed to the Supreme Court when everybody figured hed be conservative (like you), and suddenly the man comes out swinging in favor of civil rights and all the little people. Turns into a fiery liberal the kind who thinks everybody should be treated roughly equally, and the most vulnerable people in the country should not be allowed to crash and burn while the rest of us drive to the mall in our Humvees or Lexuses would the plural form be Lexi in Latin, Trey? Old man Black changed America for the better, which is un-fing-believable, you know? Just like you. First you support the Dream Act, and now youre about to come out strongly in favor of affordable health care for everybody. A word of advice: Stay out of those Washington sin-houses where lobbyists for the pharmaceutical industry hang out, okay? Like Bullfeathers on First Street S.E., or Lounge 201 on Massachusetts Avenue, or the Town & Country Lounge in the Mayflower Hotel (definitely stay out of that hotel, Trey), or the Capitol Lounge, the Round Robin Bar (with a $12 cocktail named for every president) and my own favorite, the Hawk n Dove, where your new pal, President Barack Hussein Obama, held his first fundraiser when he ran for the Senate all on Penn sylv ania Avenue. Just dont go there, dude. Yours in palaver, Roger g c n w y i rogerWILLIAMSrwilliams@floridaweekly.com COMMENTARY
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No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.325.1960 or visit us on the web at www.floridaweekly.com and click on subscribe today.One-year mailed subscriptions: $31.95 in-county$52.95 in-state $59.95 out-of-state The growing global movement against austerity Amaia Engana didnt wait to be evicted from her home. On Nov. 9, in the town of Barakaldo, a suburb of Bilbao in Spains Basque Country, officials from the local judiciary were on their way to serve her eviction papers. Amaia stood on a chair and threw herself out of her fifth-floor apartment window, dying instantly on impact on the sidewalk below. She was the second person in two weeks in Spain to commit suicide as a result of an impending foreclosure action. Her suicide has added gravity to this weeks general strike radiating from the streets of Madrid across all of Europe. As resistance to so-called austerity in Europe becomes increasingly transnational and coordinated, President Barack Obama and the House Republicans begin their debate to avert the fiscal cliff. The fight is over fair tax rates, budget priorities and whether we as a society will sustain the social safety net built during the past 80 years. The general strike that swept across Europe Nov. 14 had its genesis in the deepening crisis in Spain, Portugal and Greece. As a result of the global economic collapse in 2008, Spain is in a deep financial crisis. Unemployment has surpassed 25 percent, and among young people is estimated at 50 percent. Large banks have enjoyed bailouts while they enforce mortgages that an increasing number of Spaniards are unable to meet, provoking increasing numbers of foreclosures and attempted evictions. Attempted because, in response to the epidemic of evictions in Spain, a directaction movement has grown to prevent them. In city after city, individuals and groups have networked, creating rapidresponse teams that flood the street outside a threatened apartment. When officials arrive to deliver the eviction notice, they cant reach the buildings main door, let alone the apartment in question. The general strike across Europe ranged from mass rallies in Madrid, with participation from members of Parliament, to protests in London, to outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, to high atop the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy, where protesters flew anti-austerity flags and banners. In calling for the first pan-national general strike in Europe in generations, the European Trade Union Confederation hoped to express strong opposition to the austerity measures that are dragging Europe into economic stagnation, indeed recession, as well as the continuing dismantling of the European social model. These measures, far from reestablishing confidence, only serve to worsen imbalances and foster injustice. Back in the U.S., a group from Occupy Wall Street, which itself was inspired in part by the Spanish M-15 movement against austerity that began on May 15, 2011, has taken a creative approach to the blight of debt that is afflicting millions. Calling itself Rolling Jubilee, after the ancient practice of forgiving all debts every 50 years, the group is buying debt from lenders, for pennies on the dollar, and canceling it. This discounted debt market exists primarily because collection agencies and vulture capitalists acquire bad loans that people have stopped paying for 2 to 3 cents on a dollar, and still make a profit by hounding people to pay back some or all of that debt. Rolling Jubilee, according to its website, believes people should not go into debt for basic necessities like education, healthcare and housing. Rolling Jubilee intervenes by buying debt, keeping it out of the hands of collectors, and then abolishing it ... to help each other out and highlight how the predatory debt system affects our families and communities. Think of it as a bailout of the 99 percent by the 99 percent. To date, Rolling Jubilee has raised $175,000, which it says will be used to abolish $3.5 million in debt. The amount may be symbolic, but an important message to President Obama and House Republicans as they wrangle over the future of the U.S. tax rates, deficit reduction and how to fund socalled entitlements. Sarah Anderson of the Institute for Policy Studies prefers to call Social Security and Medicare earned benefit programs, because these are programs that American workers are paying into over their lives, and they have a right to that money, to have these basic social programs that have made us a much stronger society with a stronger middle class. Anderson told me, The approach to the debt should be to look at the ways that we could raise revenues through ... taxing financial transactions ... cutting fossil-fuel subsidies and using carbon taxes, and cutting military spending. That kind of combination could raise trillions of dollars over the next decade. Amaia Engana must have felt she had no safety net in Spain, as she jumped to her death. As the movement for that strong social safety net grows around the world, and locally here at home, the mandate is clear: Austerity is not the answer. Denis Moynihan contributed research to this column. Amy Goodman is the host of Democracy Now!, a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 1,000 stations in North America. She is the author of Breaking the Sound Barrier, recently released in paperback and now a New York Times best-seller.No sooner had the electoral thundercloud arrived Nov. 6 than some Republicans began searching it for a silver lining. It is an understandable impulse after a defeat to want to minimize its magnitude and rationalize away its causes. But there are no comforting augurs for Republicans in President Barack Obamas victory. It was crushing and ominous, and its pointless to try to deny it. Republicans are comforting themselves with a few arguments, none of which is persuasive. It was a close election. Yes, but that doesnt quite capture it. A better way to think of it is as a narrow landslide. The president won by more than two points nationally, a big margin by contemporary standards. The Electoral College magnified it into a 332-206 stomping. While just 400,000 more votes in four key states would have won the election for Mitt Romney, two can play that game. John Kerry lost by about 120,000 votes in decisive Ohio in 2004, and Al Gore by 500 votes in decisive Florida in 2000 (while he won the national popular vote). These, by the way, are the only two presidential elections Democrats have lost in the past six. This year, Republicans only managed to take back Indiana and North Carolina from 2008. And Obama had coattails. Democrats picked up two Senate seats in a year when Republicans dreamed of taking back the majority because so many Democratic seats were up. They picked up about seven House seats despite re-districting that tilted the playing field in the GOPs direction. Republicans had better hope they dont suffer defeats in many more such close elections. Mitt Romney was a weak candidate. Sure, Romney was flawed. He was never a natural politician, and his privateequity background amplified negative perceptions of Republicans. But Romney was clearly the strongest of the candidates in the primary field in the run-up to a winnable general election. What does that say about the party? The Washington Post points out that in almost every important Senate race, the Republican candidate actually underperformed Romney. Romney was too moderate. No doubt, Romney is ultimately a pragmatic problem-solver. But he ran on arguably the most conservative platform since Barry Goldwater. He won conservatives handily, 82 percent to 17 percent. But conservatives are only 35 percent of the electorate. He lost moderates, who were 41 percent of the electorate, by 56-41. Presumably, they werent voting against him because they thought he wasnt conservative enough. The GOP has a strong bench. True enough. The party has talented upand-coming politicians, but no one can know if any of them will make a compelling presidential candidate. Or know that Democrats wont have a compelling new candidate of their own. Republicans will benefit from a period of soul-searching. Well, they might. On the other hand, it could just as easily be a period of divisiveness, folly and self-delusion. Denial is a natural stage of grief. Its a psychological mechanism that is of no use to a political party, though. Republican clarity must begin with a frank assessment of the Debacle of 2012. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. G 2 l t h t richLOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly OPINIONThe GOPs cold comfort g r s c t l amyGOODMANSpecial to Florida Weekly
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2012 Join UsFIRST LECTURE: Beware What your Urologist may not be telling you Friday, November 30th at 12:00pm SECOND LECTURE: Prostate Cancer, PSA and Obamacare. Now What? Wednesday, December 12th at 12:00pm Lunch will be provided for both lectures. All lectures held at: Naples Daily News Community Room 1100 Immokalee Road, NaplesDr. Teresa Sievers teaches the weekly parenting class at Our Mothers Home and has been a guest on my show several times to discuss the homes mission to end generational poverty and to break the foster care cycle. The program provides a safe, loving home where eight young women, some of them victims of human trafficking, can learn to love themselves and their children while becoming selfsufficient, productive members of the community. In her class, Dr. Sievers stresses to these mothers the importance of empathy and bonding with their babies in hopes of decreasing incidences of neglect and abuse.Dr. Sievers parents divorced when she was a child growing up in Connecticut. School, she says, was the one thing I had control over. She thrived on earning good grades and graduated as valedictorian from Ansonia High School before going to Fairfield University to study pre-med.She worked all through high school and college as a certified nurses aide and also as a waitress. After college, she considered applying to medical school but didnt believe she would make it. Two years of working in the hospital where she was born, however, made her realize that she was, indeed, doctor material. She ultimately graduated with honors from Ross University School of Medicine in the British West Indies and completed her residency in internal medicine at the University of Florida-Shands Hospital in Jacksonville, where she was named Resident of the Year. Although her dream was to be a missionary doctor, she had accumulated a large amount of school debt and decided instead to go to work in the outpatient clinic at Tampa General Hospital, treating the working poor and immigrants who often did not qualify for Medicaid. She also ran a Hepatitis C clinic and served as an associate professor at USF. She eventually worked in a private practice in St. Petersburg, Fla., before opening her own practice in Estero and began reading about and attending conferences on integrative medicines. Already a vegetarian for eight years (she has since become a vegan), she began doing yoga, exercising, taking supplements and exploring acupuncture and chiropractic medicine as modalities to offer comprehensive wellness to her patients. In 2007, she earned board certification and completed an advanced fellowship in anti-aging, regenerative and functional medicine, and two years later opened the Restorative Health & Healing Center. Earlier this year she obtained a medical masters degree in metabolic and nutritional medicine from USF. The discipline seeks to heal the root causes of illness rather than treating symptoms with prescription drugs only. t f i h U J bobHARDEN e-mail: email@example.com PROFILES IN PARADISETo whom much is given, much is expected Talking points with Dr. Teresa SieversMentors: Many people have helped me along the way, but my mother was the wind beneath my wings, and Dr. Dennis Botelho made me believe in myself that I could become a doctor. Something your mother was always right about: Somebody has it worse than you. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? I always wanted to be a doctor. What would you be doing if you werent doing this? Mission work in our country and abroad. Id love to start my own organization for women and children that included a school, job training, recovery from trauma and more. Guilty pleasures: Spa facials and massages, a good pizza and a lazy day on the beach. One thing on your bucket list: I want to go to Africa to tour the slave trade route and experience a safari. Skill or talent you wish you had: I wish I could speak Spanish uently. Advice for your kids: Integrity is more important than money; always be true to yourself. If you follow the Golden Rule, you can never go wrong. What makes you laugh: Watching my kids do imaginative play, especially when they imitate me. Last book you read: All that is Bitter and Sweet by Ashley Judd. Something youll never understand: The pain that parents can in ict on their children. Pet peeve: People who want to be healthy and lose weight but dont want to do or change anything to make that happen, especially simple things like giving up soda. Something people might be surprised to nd out about you: I love all kinds of music, and one of my idols is Mary J. Blige. Ive been to three of her concerts. First jobs: Babysitting at age 11, and working in a bakery shop when I was 14. What the Paradise Coast really needs: More ethnic and cultural diversity. Favorite thing about the Paradise Coast: The weather, by far. What I miss about the Paradise Coast when Im away: The comfort of my home. Dr. Sievers says she and her husband strive to raise their daughters, ages 8 and 5, to be socially aware, tolerant people who understand that, To whom much is given, much is expected. Bob Harden is the producer and host of The Bob Harden Show, airing from 7-8 a.m. weekdays at www.bobharden.com. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2012 texting on their cell phone, says 15-year-old Taylor. You think, Oh, thats why, as if such a scenario makes sense to her, more than surprises her. The teenagers confess they text all day, every day. But when it comes to driving, they say even looking at their speedometer too long messes them up. So when they are licensed drivers, Taylor and Joan will put their cell phones away. Theyve seen the commercials: This was my sister. This was the text Their driving instructor, Peter Duva, has been teaching teenagers to drive for 10 years through the Palm Beach County Safety Council. Mr. Duva does not text, describing himself as old school. When he sees someone driving and texting, he rolls down his window and tells them: Drive. Mr. Duva does this in front of his students, trying to embarrass their own temptation to text right out of them. He knows Taylor and Joan are smart enough not to, he just hopes they have enough self-discipline, as one of the girls admits, My Mom texts and stuff. Even though its not good, she still does it, even though its wrong. Texting while driving has been banned in 39 states and Washington, D.C. Not Florida. Ten states, the Virgin Islands and Washington, D.C., prohibit all drivers from using handheld devices. Not Florida. To date, texting and driving carries no penalty in the Sunshine State. Its not surprising Florida lags behind the country, Mr. Duva says. We still have no helmet law. Obviously, safetys not important. They just dont get it up there in Tallahassee. Recent figures show Florida traffic fatalities are up by 4 percent. Looking at numbers through the end of October, the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reports 1,958 people have died in traffic accidents this year, up from 1,866 people at this same time last year. Upon learning of the rise in fatalities, Gov. Rick Scott initially asked state highway officials to conduct a textingwhile-driving study to see if the state should act on the issue. The study has since been dismissed. We dont have a citation for texting and driving, says Kirsten OlsenDoolan, FDHSMV spokesperson. The governor asked if we thought it was an issue. We cant say its an issue. We have no statistics on it. Were trying to get information from other states, to see what is going on out there. An e-mail was sent to Gov. Scott asking: Where does he stand on texting and driving? Has he been personally affected? Was he looking to the study to pressure legislation? His press office replied, The DHSMV is looking into this. The governor awaits their findings. We just implement policy. We dont have an opinion, says Ms. Olsen-Doolan, speaking on behalf of the Highway Safety department and the governor. When youre involved in policy, you dont speculate; you need some evidence. No date has been set for further action by the state. All the while, the Department of Transportation continues to endorse texting bans as the foundation to highway safety. Police officers who respond to traffic fatalities continue to ask for a law before they see more bodies. And mothers continue to tour high school gymnasiums, pleading, Please dont text and drive. My daughter died a preventable death. Jay Anderson has spent his life savings fighting for cell-phone-free driving. When he thinks of the inaction of the state, he says, I hate to call our governor an idiot, but I will. Forty states have banned texting and driving. Ten states have outlawed handheld devices. What study do you need? A U.S. Army veteran and retired EMS captain, Mr. Anderson now serves as the executive director of the safe-driving nonprofit he founded, Stay Alive Just Drive! He also serves as the chair of the 2012 Florida Strategic Highway Safety distracted driving team. Rather than have teenagers sign promises to Just Say No, he has teenagers sign promises to Just Drive. To Mr. Anderson, anyone checking their e-mail, posting on Facebook, texting or Googling while driving takes the accident out of the accident, because they pick up their cell phone by conscious choice. So he travels Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties, trying to impress upon young drivers and highrisk drivers alike, Please think of all the reasons you have to make it home, before you reach for your cell phone. Mr. Anderson says he has probably given the same PowerPoint presentation 500 times to more than 25,000 people. Slide by slide, he shows the statistics: You are four times more likely to crash while you are talking on your cell phone. You are 23 times more likely to crash while you are texting. Every 45 seconds, a distracted driver makes someone else eligible to park in a handicap parking spot. Then he moves on to insurance studies and national data: To send and receive a text message takes an average of 4.6 seconds. In that amount of time, if you are traveling 55 mph, you have driven the length of a football field. 90 percent of Americans find distracted driving to be a problem, though 75 percent admit to using their cell phones while they drive. He then tells the stories, putting faces and families to these numbers. Faces like five young brunettes who had just graduated from high school and were riding down a rural highway when they hit a semi-tractor trailer head on. Phone records indicate a text had been sent from the drivers cell phone 38 seconds before the first 911 call. These five beautiful young ladies will never graduate college, Mr. Anderson says. Their dads will never have the opportunity to walk them down the aisle. They will never have grandbabies for grandpa and grandma to spoil. He clicks to the image of a Volkswagen smashed against a semi-truck. A 17-year-old boy was texting his girlfriend, telling her he was going to be late, when he crossed over the center line and ran into the semi. His body was cut in two, Mr. Anderson says. First they removed his upper torso, then his lower torso. Click to the story of Heather Hurd, a young woman who left work at Walt Disney World to meet her parents and plan her wedding. Ms. Hurd was killed in a nine-car pileup. The truck driver responsible was texting his drivers log to his boss. Her parents were no longer planning her wedding, Mr. Anderson says. They were planning her funeral. But the story that chokes him up the most would be the story of a girl whos still alive. Hannah Grant sits in her wheelchair, unable to speak, as her mother recalls when this all happened. Lynn Grant brushes her daughters teeth, puts sneakers on her daughters feet, applies ChapStick to her daughters lips, preparing Hannah for her daily physical therapy. Lynns role as mother has moved beyond that of nurturer to caregiver. Five years ago, Mrs. Grant was driving her daughters to a birthday party in Fort Myers when a woman ran a red light and hit them. Hannah took the brunt of the crash. She was 6 years old. I couldnt turn around, Mrs. Grant remembers. I couldnt reach my kids. I could see Shannon (her oldest daughter) breathing, but I could not see Hannahs chest. Hannah was in a coma, on a ventilator for 22 days before she opened her eyes. Her mother describes her traumatic brain injury as a disconnect between her body and her brain. Her familys still waiting for things to connect back, it just hasnt happened yet. The Grants believe the woman who hit them was either texting or talking on her cell phone. Authorities did not look into the matter. It wouldnt do us any good, Mrs. Grant says. Theres no law against handheld devices. They do know she was driving a route she drove every day, one of those routes where the car drives itself. Hannahs big sister Shannon feels guilty for being healthy, guilty for growing up. She cannot help but contemplate, If only I had sat in that seat. She clings to her childhood, remembering nights when Hannah would slip into her room so the two sisters could fall asleep together. What happened to us how much my life changed in that moment I dont want that to happen to anybody else as innocent as Hannah, Shannon says. Just looking down at your phone to text somebody youre being really hurtful. The Grants would like to see a universal law against the use of cell phones while driving. Traffic Homicide Investigator Jason Sandt could not agree with them more. To any legislator pushing anti-texting-while-driving bills, Officer Sandt says, Youve got my vote. Working through the Fort Myers Police Department for seven years, Officer Sandt has pulled over drivers who were surfing Craigslist, drivers with their laptops open, drivers who dont veer their gaze away from their screen even as he approaches their window. You constantly see someone on their phone, driving doing this, says Officer Sandt, air-texting with his thumbs. Both of their hands are on their phone, their knees on the wheel and theyre going down the street. Thats careless driving in my eyes. He sees these drivers swerving in and out of traffic, driving around like big kids playing video games. He equates texting drivers to drunk drivers they have no idea how they made it home. He asks, How many people have to die for (the state) to lay down the law? Administrator David Strickland of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the nation lost more than 3,000 people to distracted-driving-related crashes in 2010. Three thousand families are a lot of families losing their loved ones. Administrator Strickland and Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood are encouraging states to enforce tough cell phone laws, but they are also encouraging drivers to Take responsibility. Put the phone down. More than implementing some enforcement regime, they are trying to change driving culture, change driving behavior. You make an individual decision to handle a text while youre driving 55 mph down the express-JUST DRIVEFrom page 1What happened to us how much my life changed in that moment I dont want that to happen to anybody else as innocent as Hannah. Just looking down at your phone to text somebody youre being really hurtful. Shannon Grant COURTESY PHOTOSAbove: A deadly crash where a driver was texting. There is no clear data to show how many accidents in Florida result from texting. At left: Chelsey Murphys mom Kris with Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.ATHENA PONUSHIS / FLORIDA WEEKLY Instructor Peter Duva with students Joan Griffith (front) and Taylor Fischer. STRICKLAND
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Then she saw her daughters shoes, her daughters purse, lying in the road. Ms. Murphy shares these memories looking at pictures of Chelsey on her computer, as if to speak she needs to look at who she doing it for, look at who shes living for. My daughter died a preventable death, she says. All her dreams being a Marine, being a mom a preventable death took it all away. Chelsey was four weeks pregnant when she died. When Ms. Murphy thinks of cell phones, she feels more than progress; she feels pain. She shares Chelseys story with high school students and Allstate insurance classes as her way of working through it. I want people to know who Chelsey was, she says. I want people to know what I lost. On a YouTube public service announcement filmed by the DOT, Faces of Distracted Driving, Ms. Murphy says, If people would just put their cell phones down and say, You know, I learned this from Chelsey Murphy, that would be great. She supports a texting ban in Florida and does not understand the lethargy of the state. They want studies, she says. While youre doing your studies, more people die. With all the stories shes heard and the story shes told, Ms. Murphy feels passing a law should be simple for legislators. But she has resigned herself to the notion, its going to take one of their own stories, the heartbreaking loss of one of their own children, to pass a law. State Rep. Irv Slosberg did lose a daughter to the road. He says her death was the culmination of speed, music, not paying attention and not wearing seatbelts. Floridas seat belt law has since been passed in honor of his daughter the Dori Slosberg and Katie Marchetti Safety Belt Law allowing police officers to pull someone over for not wearing their seatbelt. The Democrat representing Boca Raton now has his sights set on texting and driving, saying, Its totally out of control. He intends to reintroduce a bill where minors will not be allowed the use of their cell phones no texting, no talking while driving but revert back to what he believes to be the original purpose of cell phones, to be used in emergency situations when they have pulled off the road. He will also co-sponsor another bill, one aimed at hands-free driving for everyone. Road safety legislation takes a long time. I dont know why, Rep. Slosberg says. All I know, this business is just like every other business: its all about relationships. So Im making relationships with other representatives and senators and being persistent, yet understanding its going to take time to get them to see things my way. Truth be told, just as many lives as legislators could save by signing their names, drivers could save by not picking up their phones. COURTESY PHOTOThe crash that killed Heather Hurd on U.S. Route 27. The truck driver was texting his boss. Traf c fatalities by county(Accumulated deaths through Nov. 14) 2012 2011Lee 51 62Charlotte 15 20Collier 31 28Palm Beach 123 105 Source: Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
PhysiciansRegional.com www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2012 CCSO gift drive is for kids in Guardian ad Litem programHelp make the holidays happier for some deserving children by participating in the Collier County Sheriffs Offices Celebrate With A Star program. In partnership with Voices for Kids of Southwest Florida, this years gift drive will benefit children assigned to the 20th Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem. Right now there are more than 250 children in Collier County who have been abandoned or are alleged to have been abused or neglected. Volunteers with the Guardian ad Litem program advocate for these children in the courts, the child welfare system and the community. Children in the program range from infant to 17 years in age. Participating in Celebrate With A Star is easy. If youd like to provide a gift for a child, just send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will reply with a childs age and his or her holiday wish. Or you can stop by and select an ornament from the tree in the human resources lobby at CCSO headquarters, 3319 U.S. 41 E., Building J, in the Collier County Government Center. Each ornament holds a childs holiday gift wish. Gifts can be delivered, wrapped or unwrapped but with the wish star securely attached, to CCSO headquarters, to Dels 24-Hour Food Store on Thomasson Drive in East Naples, or to any of the following CCSO substations: North Naples: 776 Vanderbilt Beach Road Golden Gate: 4707 Golden Gate Parkway East Naples: 8075 Lely Cultural Parkway Golden Gate Estates: 1195 CR 858 Everglades: 32020 U.S. 41 E., Ochopee Immokalee: 112 S. First St. Gifts must be dropped off by Wednesday, Dec. 5. For more information, call the CCSO public affairs bureau at 2520604 or e-mail email@example.com. COURTESY PHOTOSTake a teddy bear or two to the rink and toss them onto the ice when the Florida Everblades score their first goal on Saturday, Dec. 1, at Germain Arena. For the third annual Iberiabank Teddy Bear Toss, the toys will be scooped up to help make the holidays happier for kids at The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida and other youngsters who receive help from area charities. Doors open at 6 p.m.and the puck drops at 7 p.m. in the Everblades game against the Greenville Road Warriors. For tickets or more information, call Germain Arena at 948-7825 or go to www.ticketmaster.com.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2012 NEWS A11 When it comes to knowledge, more is de nitely better. And far from being the sole province of the very young, curiosity is a lifelong, life-enriching way of viewing the world. e desire to see more, do more and be more creates a vibrant, uncommon life exactly the kind of life you can expect at e Arlington. Curious to learn more? Call or stop by today. 12276 Tamiami Trail East, Suite 501 Naples, FL 34113 (866) 986-9690 www.ArlingtonNaples.org The Arlington Information Center and Model Mon., Fri. 8:30-5 | Tues.-Thurs. 8:30-7 | Sat. 9-4 | Sun. 12-4 | Or by appointment The Arlington of Naples welcomes people of all faiths, beliefs and traditions. A Lutheran Life Community Serving seniors and their families for more than a century. Lutheran Life Communities: Empowering vibrant, grace-filled living across all generations. Curious. Live RetirementBe In The Know. Schedule your personal appointment today: (239) 206-2646. Make a lunch date for Empty Bowls The United Arts Council of Collier County and the art program at Florida Gulf Coast University hold the annual pottery sale and Empty Bowls lunch on Friday, Nov. 30, in the arts complex at FGCU. Soup will be served from 11:30 a.m. until supplies run out; the pottery sale will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For the past 12 years, UAC and the universitys art program have partnered to produce an annual pottery sale that features work by potters from across Southwest Florida. Shoppers can purchase beautiful, functional, handmade pottery while also benefiting UAC arts education programs in Immokalee. A portion of the proceeds from every sale will go toward the purchase of art supplies and equipment and will help pay for teachers in after-school programs. This years sale will feature pottery by Annabelle Johnson, Rinny Ryan, Angela Aradia, Barb Darling, Diane Roberts, David Hammel, Alysa Baer, Ron Kowalyk, Patricia Fay and FGCU art students.Empty Bowls is a national phenomenon that unites potters, students, restaurants and food banks to address the needs of the hungry in local communities. The formula for fundraising is simple and sincere: Potters and students make bowls, area restaurants donate soup and bread, and hunger assistance organizations provide education.For a $15 donation, guests can pick out the bowl they like best and fill it with the soup of their choice. After enjoying a soup kitchen style meal, the bowl is washed to be taken home for use with the knowledge of having assisted needy members of the immediate community. Participating restaurants and the soup they will serve are: Hemingways Island Grill (butternut squash), the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point (beef and barley), Teds Montana Grill (bison chili), Naples Flatbread (chicken vegetable), Millers Ale House (black bean), Carrabbas (lentil sausage), Outback Steakhouse (creamy potato) and PF Changs (egg drop and hot and sour). In addition, private chef Art Nicoletti will serve Zuppe di Napoli, and the FGCU Science of Cooking class will contribute a vegan soup developed as a class project. The Artisan Bread Company will provide ciabatta bread. For more information, call Patricia Fay at 590-7229 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2012 or visit us at www.NaplesTownHall.orgSUBSCRIBE NOW BY CALLING 239-659-6524 NAPLESTOWNHALLYEARSEXPERIENCE HISTORYwith the Nations #1 Speaker SeriesRICK SANTORUM BOB BALLARDROBERT GATESTIM TEBOWJanuary 8, 2013The Worlds Greatest ExplorerFebruary 9, 2013Secretary of Defense Under Two PresidentsMarch 9, 2013Witness Sports History in the MakingMarch 22, 2013The Muslim BrotherhoodExperience Naples Town Halls 30th Anniversary Season at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples. THE PATIENT AND ANY OTHER PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT HAS A RIGHT TO REFUSE TO PAY, CANCEL PAYMENT, OR BE REIMBURSED FOR PAYMENT FOR ANY OTHER SERVICE, EXAMINATION, OR TREATMENT WHICH IS PERFORMED AS A RESULT OF AND WITHIN 72 HOURS OF RESPONDING TO THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE FREE, DISCOUNTED FEE, OR REDUCED FEE SERVICE, EXAMINATIONS, OR TREATMENT. THE RISKS, BENEFITS AND ALTERNATIVES WILL BE DISCUSSED DURING THE PATIENTS CONSULTATION. SOME RESTRICTIONS. OFFER EXPIRES 3.31.13 New patients 55 and older No refraction/eyeglass prescription Fort Myers 418-0999 Cape Coral 542-4123 Lehigh Acres 369-2010 Punta Gorda 505-2020 Naples 430-3939 I usually pen this column about the history of people, places and events in Collier County; this week, however, my focus is on antiques and collecting. The inspiration came when I attended a recent Questers meeting. Most of us began some sort of collecting as children, gathering up baseball cards, dolls, books, comics, etc. Not only did we play with our prized possessions, we traded them for similar items, often in hopes of completing a collection.Im told, however, that completing collections never really happens. I once read in Country Home magazine about a study that revealed the average person has 5.6 different collections in his possession. Thats s few more than I actually have which should please my husband.The Questers is an international organization whose mission is to not only study antiques but to also promote and develop knowledge of preservation of historical landmarks. Jessie Elizabeth Bardens, of Fort Washington, Penn., founded the group in 1944 and its motto has always been: Its fun to search and a joy to find. With more than 13,000 members in 900 chapters throughout the United States and in two Canadian provinces, Questers remains very much alive today. Florida alone has more than 30 chapters, including Neapolitan Questers #936, which was founded in the late 1970s. All of the Florida chapters joined efforts to become a state organization back in early 1976, according to an article posted in the St. Petersburg Times. Monies collected from dues continue to support scholarships at Columbia University on behalf of reconstructive architecture and at University of Delaware for the Winterthur Museum.Questers interest in historical preservation is evidenced by contributions to these historical landmarks: Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts; The White House and the Andrew Mellon Building in Washington, D.C.; and Independence Hall in Philadelphia, along with many others.And on the local front, both the Everglades Chapter #913 and Neapolitan Chapter #936 have made generous contributions within our community. When UNDERCOVER HISTORIANQuesters on a mission to promote historical preservation n s d h B f maureenSULLIVAN-HARTUNGmshwrites@gmail.com ALYSSA GONZALEZ / COURTESY PHOTORose Somoghy, seated, is a charter member of the Neapolitan Questers Chapter #936, which was founded in the late 1970s. Here she is surrounded by current members, all of whom share her love of antiques and history.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2012 A17 Visit MiromarOutlets.com for complete list of holiday hours. LOCATION: I-75, Exit 123, Corkscrew Road/Miromar Outlets Blvd. In Estero, between Naples & Fort MyersMIROMAR OUTLETS11212212-2536Suite 366 CHARLIE MCDONALD / FLORIDA WEEKLYCal Ripken Jr. pitches to Persia Cooper on opening day of Baker Field at the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County. dent and CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County, says. A grant from the Naples Children & Education Foundation will help fund Baker Field programs. The new complex is designed for Boys & Girls Club of Collier County daily activities and for weekend or special community activities. It will also serve youth in the foster care system, children with special needs and young people at the countys emergency shelter. NCEF is pleased to support the sports and developmental programs taking place on Baker Field, says John Jordan, an NCEF trustee. These programs shape young lives and contribute to the well being of the whole child. They even the playing field for youth who have had a tough start in life. The development of Baker Field is part of the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundations Swing for the Future campaign, which was developed to provide at-risk youth in select neighborhoods safe places to play and learn. The goal of the campaign is to develop multipurpose, low-maintenance fields that will provide a cohesive recreational and educational experience for underserved young people across the United States. In addition to Baker Field, parks are operating in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylv ania, Massachusetts and Texas. AstroTurf has provided synthetic turf for all of the projects. The Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation uses baseballand softball-themed programs to help build character and teach critical life lessons to at-risk youth in Americas most distressed communities. Founded in 2001 by members of the Ripken family in memory of their patriarch Cal Ripken Sr., the foundation works to create programs that positively impact disadvantaged youth through active community partnerships with Americas most successful youth service organizations. For more information about the programs offered at the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County, including volunteer opportunities and other ways to help, visit www.bgccc.com.
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Panoramic photographic banners fill the building with green hues and the feeling of being outdoors and weaving through mangrove tunnels. Sure to be one of the most popular spots, the expanded touch tank was built to allow toddlers to see in from their vantage point and with room for more volunteers to assist guests with exploring critters such as horseshoe crabs and sea urchins. The center was made possible by donations from donors to the Conservancys capital campaign, including the couple for whom the building is named. Bill and I are delighted the Discovery Center is open, says Sue Dalton, secretary of the Conservancys board of directors and a former chair of Magic Under the Mangroves, its signature annual event. We feel strongly about the work being done at the Conservancy and the preservation of Southwest Floridas ecosystem. This hands-on center provides a place for families to learn about the important issues and to be engaged in so many wonderful ways. We just love it and hope all the visitors will, too. Several entities declared Nov. 14 as Sue and Bill Dalton Discovery Center Day, including the state of Florida, Collier County and the city of Naples, with the proclamations read during the opening ceremony on Nov. 14. County Commissioner Georgia Hiller and Commissioner-Elect Tim Nance participated in the opening, as did about 100 Conservancy board members, staff, volunteers and other supporters. We always envisioned the Dalton Discovery Center to be one of the linchpins of the new campus, says Rob Moher, vice president of marketing and development for the Conservancy. To see it open is thrilling. Its going to give people a unique perspective of Southwest Florida environmental issues and what they can do to help in a fun, refreshing, interactive way. Updating the Discovery Center was not part of the Conservancys original capital campaign plan, but, Mr. Moher says, We added more projects because donors felt this was vital. Sue and Bills leadership gift for this building gave us the confidence to push forward. Education Manager David Webb says school groups will benefit from the updated building, constructed on the same footprint as the old Discovery Center, because there are more exhibits to discuss and more areas for hands-on exploration. He adds docents will be key to welcoming visitors to the building, talking about the exhibits and taking out animals for visitors to touch. This will be an interactive experience, he emphasizes. Carole Talkowski, a Conservancy volunteer for five years and coordinator of the Discovery Center volunteers, is actively looking for more help. You have to be a person who is interested in Southwest Florida, has a love of nature and is interested in preserving and protecting what we have here, she says. Volunteers receive training about the exhibits and how to communicate key points to guests. We want our visitors to take away at least one thing that amazes them and excites them. While some new campus elements, including the Smith Preserve Way entrance and the von Arx Wildlife Hospital, are open, work continues on the Environmental Planning Center, learning lab and other facilities. A grand reopening celebration for the entire Conservancy Nature Center is being planned for April 20-21. CONSERVANCYFrom page 1 The Dalton Discovery Center>> Where: The Conservancy of Southwest Florida, entrance at Smith Preserve Way off Goodlette-Frank Road just south of the entrance to The Naples Zoo >> Hours: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. MondaySaturday >> Cost: Adults, $12.95; ages 4-12, $8.95; free for ages 3 and younger. Conservancy members are admitted free. >> On exhibit: More than 100 animals, marine life, plants and ecosystems are represented in the Discovery Centers exhibits and interpretive graphics. Among the live animals, the juvenile loggerhead turtle is the showcase. Other highlights include: Alligators Horseshoe crabs Hermit crabs Diamondback terrapin Eastern indigo snake Red rat snake Pine snake Lion sh Toad sh Sand dollars Moray eel Spiny lobster Chicken turtle Mud turtle >> Info: 262-0304 or www.conservancy.org COURTESY PHOTOAndrew McElwaine, David Webb, Kathleen Peck, Sue Dalton, Georgia Hiller, Jack Wert and Tim Nance celebrate the opening of the Dalton Discovery Center.
Veterinarians to receive Eagle Award in honor of their volunteer services SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY Six volunteer veterinarians have been named to receive Conservancy of Southwest Floridas Eagle Award at the ninth annual Magic Under the Mangroves fundraiser. The announcement was made earlier this month at the First Magic of the Season, kick-off celebration for the event. The Conservancys highest honor, the Eagle Award is presented to the individual or group whose work and actions demonstrate their commitment to protecting our natural environment and quality of life in Southwest Florida. The veterinarians who have donated their time, expertise and facilities to care for critically injured wildlife admitted to the Conservancy Wildlife Clinic (now the new von Arx Wildlife Hospital) who will be honored on March 7 are: Dr. Damien Lin, St. Francis Animal Hospital; Dr. Tonya Loreman, Sabal Palm Animal Hospital; Dr. Erik Madison, Emergency Pet Hospital of Collier County; Dr. Jeffrey Noble, St. Francis Animal Hospital; Dr. Frank Ogden, Bonita Veterinary Hospital; and Dr. Christi Warren, Animal Eye Doctors. These caring veterinarians assisted us before we had the ability to hire a full-time veterinarian, Conservancy President and CEO Andrew McElwaine says. They well deserve the honor of receiving the 2013 Eagle Award. Joanna Fitzgerald, director of the von Arx Wildlife Hospital, adds, There was never any animal or case that was too insignificant for these vets to care for. They were always there when we needed their help, and we will continue to consult with them. Jeannie Smith is chairing Magic Under the Mangroves for 2013, and Northern Trust is the presenting sponsor. As of Nov. 9, other sponsors include Betty Maclean Travel, Gulfshore Life, NBC-2, Florida Weekly and Comcast. Over the past eight years, Magic has raised more than $3.4 million to support the Conservancy mission. In addition to the main event Thursday evening, March 7, at the Conservancy, Magic patrons will be invited to an afternoon party Sunday, Feb. 10, at Keewaydin Club on Keewaydin Island. The patron party is co-sponsored by Sabadell Bank & Trust and Michael G. Lawler of Premier/Sothebys International Realty. Members of the Magic Under the Mangroves committee include: Edith Andrew, Kellie Burns, Jennie Cheng, Donna Comstock, Ginger Cornog, Elizabeth Cottingham, Susan Dalton, Linda Diaz, Carol Dinardo, Kerry Edwards, Barbara Everist, Carol Farmer, Gloria Ferreri, Cynthia Fiber, Ellin Goetz, Donna Hall, Nancy Hamill, Robin Hamilton, Raynelle Heidrick, Shelley Lund Hobbs, Judith Hushon, Sabrina Kelly, Lin Klein, Steven Leonard, Maureen Lerner, Jinx Liggett, Cassie McMillion, Jane Pearsall, Susan Regenstein, Sue Schulte, Lynne Shotwell, Mary Smith, Vicky Smith, Roz Travis, Sharon Treiser, Sharon von Arx, Marilyn Waud, Lesley Webster, Nancy White, Pamela Williams, Barbara Wilson and Sheelah Windfeldt. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2012 A19 Christopher B. Smith and Jeannie M. Smith, chair of the 2012 and 2013 Magic Under the Mangroves events. Joanna Fitzgerald, director of the von Arx Wildlife Hospital, center, is surrounded by veterinarians and 2013 Eagle Award winners Drs. Damien Lin, Jeffery Noble, Frank Ogden, Christi Warren and Tonya Loreman. Dr. Erik Madison is not pictured. The 2013 Magic Under the Mangroves committee. e Childrens Hospital is Growing.We are honored to introduce Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida.Scheduled to open in 2016, this lifesaving facility will house 128 beds and provide new and expanded specialty pediatric health care services to children from Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. Please consider a holiday or year-end gift to the children of our community. Your gift will be matched dollar for dollar.Call 239-343-6950 or visit ChildrensHospitalGoal.org
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2012 The Greater Naples AAUW meets at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Naples, 6340 Napa Woods Way off Pine Ridge Road east of I-75. New and old members are invited for coffee and a program about companion care and home health aids. For more information, call 597-0712. The Naples Golden Links Club holds its Christmas Charity Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Bayside Seafood Grill in Venetian Village. Members are asked to bring an unwrapped toy for donation to local children in need over the holidays. Golden Links is a social club of African American women who meet monthly to cultivate friendship, support one another and help local charities. For more information Go To: Golden. email@example.com The Naples Music Club holds its holiday dinner at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at the Bonita Bay Club. Among the entertainers will be 16-year-old soprano Toni-Ann Singh, winner of the clubs 2012 voice award/senior division. The club welcomes new members who support music education and performance. For more information and an application for membership, visit www.naplesmusicclub.org. Kappa Kappa Gamma members and guests will celebrate the holidays from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the Imperial Golf Club. Wine and appetizers will be served. Cost is $20. For reservations, call Jeanne Feight at 403-3012. The Naples chapter of Ikebana International will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Moorings Presbyterian Church for a program about holiday floral designs focusing on the Sogetsu school of ikebana. The instructor will be sensei Carol Brocklesby. A light lunch will be served after the program. Attendance is free. Non-members are welcome but are asked to make reservations by e-mailing ikebananaples@ me.com. For more information, visit www.IkebanaNaples.com. The Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club of Naples holds its holiday party from 5:307:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at Marbella Lakes Clubhouse, 6678 Marbella Lane. All Naples, Bonita Springs and Marco Island alumnae of Pi Beta Phi collegiate chapters are welcome. Spouses and significant others are welcome. Members bring hors doeuvres to share; beverages are provided. Cost is $10 per person. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Connie Kindsvater at 597-7878 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The Ohio State Alumni Club of Naples holds its holiday social from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, in the clubhouse at The Strand, 5840 Strand Blvd, Naples. Members will welcome students from the OSU Buck-I-Serv program who volunteer their time and talents in Immokalee and surrounding communities to help less fortunate families. Buck-IServe founders Cal and Donna Wible will also attend.For reservations, call Debbie Scartz at 248-7408 or e-mail email@example.com. The newly formed Gulf Coast Orchid Alliance holds its first Third Thursday monthly membership event CLUB NOTES Fuel Up & Dine With Us. Receive A ONE MONTH Complimentary Membership!Offer Expires 12/30/12 Pass Under The Tin City Bridge & Bayfront... Just 7 minutes up the Gordon River on rightLOWEST FUEL PRICES AT NAPLES HARBOUR$4 GALLON (90 OCTANE NON-ETHANOL VALVTECT) Got Download?The iPad AppIts FREE! Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.comSearch Florida Weekly in the iTunes App Store today.iPad is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. All rights reserved. Its Local. Its Entertaining. Its Mobile.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA24 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2012 Giving thanks for volunteers, doctors and medical professionalsLet me give thanks this Thanksgiving season to some of those who make NCH the unique institution it is. Volunteers: Our 1,200 volunteers have helped to raise $95,000 through NCH Auxiliary events. Those funds have been granted to various departments for things that enhance patient satisfaction. Downtown recipients include the ER, and palliative care, infection prevention, oncology and orthopedics. North Naples recipients include the ER and NICU and our breast health navigator position. The Marco Island Auxiliary has donated $15,000 to enhance the urgent care facility on Marco. In addition, our three auxiliaries have awarded a total of $13,500 in important scholarships. Thanks to the efforts of Diane Van Parys, Marianne Kaldany and Bill Murdy, an auxiliary golf tournament and wine tasting raised $7,000 to enhance quality of care for OPIS. patients. In the NCH gift shops and at our White Elephant shop, approximately 120 volunteers have raised almost $200,000 for this fiscal year, all to purchase equipment for NCH. K. Sloane, White Elephant volunteer, started a Go Green campaign to reuse clear plastic hospital bags, while Carol Vega in central supply established a method to share clean supply bags. Physicians: Bill Shirkey, our echocardiography technical director, singles out two of our outstanding cardiologists. Mr. Shirkey called on pediatric cardiologist Tankut Onal to consult on a particularly vexing congenital heart abnormality in an adult patient. Dr. Onal not only helped resolve the diagnosis for this very complicated and rare anomaly, he also took time to carefully explain to the patient and her husband the extent of her condition. Mr. Shirkey adds that Dr. Onal and his partner, Dr. Levi Novero, are extremely valued as consults for the emerging section of adult congenital heart defect patients we area seeing at NCH. Mr. Shirkey also wrote about Dr. Bruce Gelinas, who dropped what he was doing to assist in helping an elderly, obese gentleman to the bathroom. The patient was very weak, and it took both Mr. Shirkey and the doctor to assist him. Mr. Shirkey says he found it most reassuring to work with someone like Dr. Gelinas, who truly understands teamwork and has a genuine, caring attitude toward our patients and staff. Respiratory therapists: As part of Respiratory Care Week, we recognized two therapists as RT of the Year. Tishia Reisinger of the Downtown campus and Julio Mendez at our North Naples hospital exemplify the very best of the men and women representing us as respiratory therapists. Radiology staff: This department recently celebrated the work of Dr. Yashodeep Jadhav, radiology technologist Carrie Knapp, her student Jamie Kempen and recovery room RNs Stella Gyimah and David Schulze, all of whom worked tirelessly with a family whose child required a lumbar puncture to assess for an infectious disease. The child improved, and the parents were effusive in their thanks.And so am I incredibly thankful for the diverse team of medical professionals and volunteers whose shared goal of improving our communitys wellness reverberates every day throughout NCH. Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of NCH Healthcare System.Controversial HPV vaccine may benefit HIV-infected women SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYWomen with HIV may benefit from a vaccine for human papillomavirus, despite having already been exposed to HPV, a study finds. Although many may have been exposed to less serious forms of HPV, more than 45 percent of sexually active young women who have acquired HIV appear never to have been exposed to the most common high-risk forms of HPV, according to the study from a National Institutes of Health research network.HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the world. The virus can infect the anal and genital areas, mouth and throat of males and females. High-risk forms of the virus can cause cancer, including cancer of the cervix.The researchers noted that earlier studies had found many women with HIV were more likely than were women who did not have HIV to have conditions associated with HPV, such as precancerous conditions of the cervix, as well as for cervical cancer. Health care providers may hesitate to recommend HPV vaccines after a girl starts having sex, said study first author Jessica Kahn, M.D., M.P.H. of Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. However, our results show that for a significant number of young women, HPV vaccine can still offer benefits. This is especially important in light of their HIV status, which can make them even more vulnerable to HPVs effects. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends HPV vaccination for girls ages 11-26. If an individual has not been exposed to the virus, approved HPV vaccines can protect against four types of the virus. Two HPV types, HPV-16 and HPV-18, cause 70 percent of cervical cancers. Two others, HPV-6 and HPV-11, cause 90 percent of genital warts. Socially conservative groups have decried concerned that making the vaccine available to girls might encourage promiscuity. At the time the women in the study received their first HPV vaccination, the researchers found that 12 percent had an existing HPV-16 infection and 5 percent had an HPV-18 infection. Because of their HIV status, these women may be more likely to develop cervical cancer or to develop a cancer that is hard to treat, the researchers said. Cervical cancer screening for sexually active young women is an important clinical priority, but our findings suggest it is especially so for women at risk of HIV, said study co-author Bill G. Kapogiannis, M.D., of the pediatric, adolescent and maternal AIDS branch of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, one of six NIH institutes supporting the study.The researchers analyzed blood and tissue samples from 99 HIV-positive women between 16 and 23 years old who were given an initial vaccination for HPV. The researchers examined the samples for evidence of an existing HPV infection as well as previous exposure to the virus.The researchers tested for the presence of 41 of more than 100 existing types of HPV virus, including 13 high-risk types. They found that 75 percent of the women had an existing HPV infection with at least one type, with 54 percent testing positive for a high-risk type. However, when examining the two types that cause 70 percent of cervical cancers (HPV-16 and HPV-18), the researchers found that nearly half of the women had no existing infection with either type and showed no evidence of exposure to them. When the researchers tested for each type of HPV individually, they found that nearly 75 percent of the women had no current HPV-18 infection and no evidence of previous exposure. For HPV-16, 56 percent did not have a current infection or previous exposure. Even among women who test positive for one type of HPV, the vaccine may effectively prevent infection with others especially high-risk forms that cause cancer, Dr. Kahn said. Its important that doctors dont withhold the vaccine in these cases, thinking that its too late for a vaccine to be effective. The findings of the study appear in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. HEALTHY LIVING W v f m p b allenWEISSallen.email@example.com TO YOUR HEALTHMHASWF plans 55th annual meetingThe Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida holds its 55th annual meeting Friday, Dec. 14, at Hodges University. Guest speaker Dr. Robert Albanese will discuss New Mental Health Care Laws and their Impact on our Diverse Culture. Gail Williams, chief diversity officer at Hodges U., will host the meeting. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. at the universitys the Science and Technology Building, 2647 Northbrooke Drive. Registration is $25 and is open to all. Scholarships are available, and professionals can earn one CEU. For more information, call Brian Follweiler at 261-5405 or e-mail bfollweiler@ mhaswfl.org.Free classes can empower parentsDavid Lawrence Center offers free parenting courses starting in January to empower parents and provide them with communication skills and other tools to help them meet challenges associated with raising children. Classes will meet from 6-8 p.m. once a week for six weeks, with several starting dates available for sessions in both English and Spanish. Space is limited, and registration is open now. Making Parenting a Pleasure is designed for busy, stressed-out parents of children ages 5-12. Parenting a Problematic Teen is for parents of older children who are strong-willed or even out of control. For registration or more information, call 263-4013 or visit www.davidlawrencecenter.org.University seeks Parkinsons patients for research studyFlorida Gulf Coast University seeks volunteers who have been diagnosed with Parkinsons disease to participate in a research study about the relationship between severity of the disease and physical activity level. Volunteers are needed to complete three short surveys and a few skills after the support group meeting held at Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida Inc. headquarters in Naples on Thursday, Nov. 29. Several members of PASFi already have signed up, and more are welcome. PASFi headquarters are at 1048 Goodlette-Frank Road. To sign up for the FGCU study or for information about PASFi programs including voice and movement classes, support groups, medical equipment for loan and a lending library of books, VHS tapes and DVDs pertaining to PD, call 417-3645 or visit www.pasfi.org.
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Thats a good strategy for survival in the wild, but it doesnt work as well for pet birds. Thats why some birds who seem fine one day are found dead the next. They were likely ill for a long time, but had managed to hide the symptoms. The best way to catch an illness before your bird gets too sick to be helped is to have your pet see a veterinarian regularly. Your bird will be better off with a board-certified avian specialist, if theres one available in your area, or with a veterinarian who is comfortable treating birds and who keeps up with the latest available health information on these pets. An avian veterinarian will go over your bird carefully, and will ask you questions meant to reveal any problems in your birds health or behavior and in how you care for your pet. The veterinarian may suggest a couple of basic diagnostic tests. The idea is to correct any current problems and change anything that could become a risk in the long term, such as an improper diet. If you suspect your bird is sick, call your veterinarian. Remember that a bird who appears ill may be in mortal danger, even if he seemed fine just the day before. Never try to treat your bird yourself. You may be misreading the symptoms and making matters worse. Its sometimes difficult to judge what needs immediate attention and what can wait until tomorrow. Here are some guidelines in determining how best to respond to your birds illness: Life-threatening emergencies. These need to be dealt with immediately by a veterinarian. They include bites or deep cuts, bleeding that cant be stopped, burns, poisoning, difficulty breathing, collapse, blood in droppings, or straining to defecate or pass an egg. In these situations, you cant get help fast enough. If its after hours and your regular avian veterinarian cannot be reached, youll need to visit an emergency clinic. Not all of these treat birds, so take time now to explore your options so youll know where to go in an emergency. Urgent situations. Problems that should be seen by a veterinarian within a few hours of your noticing them include eye injuries or a lack of interest in eating, especially if your bird also seems puffed up. Sudden swellings also demand relatively fast care, as do broken bones and diarrhea. Direct contact with dog or cat saliva, regardless of whether or not the skin was broken, is also an urgent matter your bird will likely need to be started on antibiotics right away. See your veterinarian. Everything else falls into the not-so-urgent category, but even then, dont get complacent. If theres a problem, your pet should see his veterinarian the next day. And if any of the more urgent symptoms pop up, get help sooner. No matter what, bear in mind that a wait and see attitude is not appropriate for a sick bird. When in doubt, you should at the very least call your veterinarian. Your birds life may well depend on your prompt attention. 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Most readers are trying to piece together this seemingly crazy financial world so they can create an investment plan (in any of several asset classes), a plan for retirement (whatever that used to mean and whatever it currently means), a plan for a career after college (or successive adult career), or possibly plan for their children and grandchildren. People often want a coherent view of the world. And creating that view of the world is a genuine problem for everyone, including central bankers, market pros, 401k investors, etc., as all are trying to see the forest from the trees. Sure, they can read topical columns or view cable pundits who offer their mountaintop perspective, but the discerning person wants to understand what trees are in this forest. They want their view to be a bottoms up, genuine understanding of the parts and how it all fits together. So the process becomes a zigzag approach mastering some of the money, economic and financial details, followed by trying to put the mosaic together, then reading and viewing more. Its a never ceasing back and forth. Its all good but frustrating as a settled and defined understanding of the world just aint gonna happen in the post 2008, post-crisis era. The old textbooks and rulebooks have been thrown out. Central bankers and governments are trying to rewrite the rules of business cycle contractions and debt deflations as they go along. At best, any picture of the forest will include a lot of shadows and blurry images in between some clearly defined trees. Secondly, do not presume that a comprehensive knowledge base and coherent view of the world will allow you to make the most profitable decisions. Columnists, authors, professors, economists, etc. write and speak about what they understand but few of them are noted as great investors. If knowledge of finance and money was the critical variable in making money, then we would have a lot of self-made billionaires in the academic and columnist communities, but thats not so. Many people who are great investors are also poor communicators. They have narrowly def ined a market in which they can make money and some dont care about the information as they look at price as the summation of all information.Where you get your detailed information is no more important than the process that you go through. Without a disciplined, consistent undertaking of whatever process you choose you will be very lost. Here are some ideas: Weekly, preferably at the end of each week, consider looking at a broad array of charts of every major asset class (even those in which you do not invest), across every major country, and across short and long term time dimensions (daily and weekly, or weekly and monthly). Do you need to create the list yourself? You could but there are free online sources that offer a large number of such charts. I use an online free source that posts 200 plus charts (Tony Caldero at caldaro. wordpress.com). For customization of charts (e.g., stocks that I follow), I use INO Market Club, a pay service. (As a disclaimer, I do not get compensated and I have no business ties to these sources.) Initially some of the charts will mean nothing; over time, the pictures tell a story a leading, lagging, boring, nailbiting story. But start with the reality of market action before you read the words. Words can be persuasive, limiting and create emotions. Charts are hard, cold facts. Consider reading a major business newspaper every day. I personally do not spend much time listening to info-tainment; for me, much is distorted the guests are talking book and the content is intended to heighten fear or greed. Spend time watching some of the bestknown worldwide investors on video clips. (Search their names and chances are good that a video will appear.) A lot of major (and expensive) conferences will have segments posted. You will capture a lot more of what is going on in the heads of these legendary investors than through a cable news interview. You will glean some of their process. Read books, and then read more books. And whatever you do, read content that is contrary to your inclinations, which allows you to see alternative possibilities. Often people buy a newsletter because they liked someones opinion in that letter, then they are mired in a single viewpoint of a person who primarily makes money by selling that entrenched viewpoint.All of this information is of little use unless it is amassed, synthesized and articulated. I find that a local coffee shop group (an open table filled with successful entrepreneurs, former corporate titans, local trades people, policemen, nurses, etc.) forces me to articulate my thinking, measure their thinking and embrace new information and perspectives. There is always an opportunity to learn from everyone. Also consider the anonymous exchange available on Value Forum. Discuss the suitability of these ideas with your advisor. Jeannette Showalter, CFA, is a commodities broker with Worldwide Futures Systems. She can be reached at 571-8896 or email@example.com. w t u T g h jeannetteSHOWALTER, CFAjshowaltercfa@yahoo.com
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All of the builders at the meeting, the best in their markets, are seeing increasing sales and demand. Housing starts are expected to triple by the end of 2015.Trend settingNationally, new-home construction starts increased 15 percent in September the largest jump in four years while second-quarter prices for existing homes posted their largest gain in seven years. In Naples and Collier County, pending third-quarter sales posted a 12 percent increase compared to 2011 and in September alone rose to 22 percent, according to the Naples Area Board of Realtors. Thirdquarter inventory declined 12 percent and the median closed price rose 10 percent, indicating the pendulum is beginning to swing to a sellers market. Buyers have been sitting on the sidelines concerned about the economy and where its going. Now theyre making that investment, says Cammie Longenecker, vice president of sales and marketing for Taylor Morrisons west Florida division. Prices are still affordable in the state of Florida and interest rates are at record lows. Some buyers have made an offer on a home with multiple bids only to be unsuccessful and realize they could have built a home instead of waiting. Sales of newly built single-family homes rose 5.7 percent in September the fastest pace since April 2010, according to the National Association of Home Builders. Despite a small increase in new-home inventory on the market in September, the total number of completed new homes hit at an all-time low. Septembers supply was the tightest since October 2005. The build-or-buy, now-or-never mentality fueling new construction helps with unemployment rates, creating three new jobs for each new home built. Its good news: Everyone is getting back to work, says Leslie Weed, executive officer for the Charlotte DeSoto Building Industry Association. Builders are getting exciting and their attitude is positive. Ronald Oskey is one of those builders. During the associations recent expo his Punta Gorda-based Harbor Home Builders landed two contracts one for an existing spec home and another on-your-own-lot job. Mr. Oskey and his two business partners launched the company a year ago. We were noticing as the foreclosure market died off, people were still buying if the home was priced right, he says. We figured if we could build the right home at the right price it would sell. The homes that were selling in Punta Gorda before the market fell all had the same thing three bedrooms, two or three baths, a three-car garage, granite counters, wood cabinets, crown molding and 8-foot doors. It took us six months to pull it together at a price that would compete with the used market. The formula, so far, has proven a success. The company has several homes under construction or in the works in Cape Coral, Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte. The most popular floor plan has three bedrooms, three baths, a den and is priced at $285,000. Prices are slightly higher in Cape Coral because of impact fees, says Mr. Oskey. Theres construction everywhere in the south Cape. Despite popular opinion, the housing industry is not the leading indicator of economic recovery, according to The Shinn Group, a Colorado firm that works with the countrys top homebuilders to improve performance and profitability. Its Nov. 1 State of the Housing Industry notes the industry accounts for only 2.3 percent of the gross domestic product. The report also concludes the housing market bottomed out in January 2009 and has been scraping the bottom for three years. New home sales hit a historic low in 2011 with just 306,000 and median sales prices bottomed out at $214,300 last November. Prices have been steadily improving since, reaching $242,400 in September. The Shinn Group projects new home construction will return to normal activity by 2015 with 1.3 to 1.5 million starts.Rising pricesThose increasing price tags are due in part to rising material costs. Builders survived the recession by reducing prices and slashing profit margins. So did vendors, says Mr. Wilson, who recently received notice of a 25 percent increase from his drywall supplier. Material and labor increases anywhere from eight to 20 percent are inevitable. These upward trends in the real estate market will allow vendors to raise their prices to generate more profit. We had to get prices in line with resales. If you wanted to be in business, you had to reset your expectations, says David Fry, president and CEO of WCI Communities, the Bonita Springs-based company that emerged from bankruptcy protection in 2010 and launched its nearly sold-out Manchester Square community the following February. Now, construction costs have gone up four percent just in the last 10 months and we are expecting even higher costs in 2013. On the flip side, weve raised the sales prices of our new homes. People looking for the bottom have missed it. WCI sold 267 new homes in its seven South Florida communities in 2011. Its 2012 sales to date number 400.Return of the communityNew master-planned communities those gated neighborhoods with community fitness centers, swimming pools and tidy little neighborhoods of multiand single-family homes are also making a comeback, although on a less grandiose scale. WCI, once one of Floridas leading luxury builders and planned-community developers, took baby steps, re-entering the market with the 35-acre Manchester Square and its 117 attached villa and singlefamily homes priced from $220,000. Today, with fewer than 25 homes remaining, entry level pricing has increased to $224,900 and one ready-to-move-in spec home is just under $500,000. Taylor Morrison, which has 20 active communities from Tampa to Naples, is planning two new Collier County launches, says Ms. Longenecker. One is reportedly the former 1,800-acre Mirasol development three miles east of I-75 on Immokalee Road. The community will have a golf course, lighted tennis courts, a swim center and 799 homes, touts the companys web site. The second project, on 152 acres off of Collier Boulevard adjacent to Physicians Regional, will offer 443 villas and singlefamily homes. Taylor Morrison also builds new homes in Lucaya and Tortuga, both in Fort Myers. It purchased the remaining homesites at Sandoval from the Bonita Bay Group last December and recently broke ground on the Cape Coral communitys final 100 acres. Mr. Wilson made a similar m ove, purchasing the remaining at Mediterra in Mediterra. New and existing homes sales this year surpassed all 2011 sales months ago and Mr. Wilson expects the community to end the year over $100 million. My logic in taking over Mediterra is that is one of the leading luxury communities in the area. The golf courses are fabulous, it has great amenities, its own beach club and the golf club is secure and sold out and theres a waiting list. Mediterra is almost 80 percent sold out, he says. London Bay is currently building two single-family custom homes, each worth more than $3 million, and in the past two weeks has signed contracts for $3.5 million and $1.2 million projects. A model home recently sold for more than $3.5 million. Weve had strong inquiries, says Mr. Wilson. Were also seeing strong demand in the lower price point, the $1 million to $1.5 million range. People have sold their home up north and have cash available... The risk of pulling the trigger is not the same risk it was 12 to 18 months ago. Taylor Morrison also has a showcase home for sale in Mediterra and held onto more than 40 singleand multi-family lots in Treviso Bay, biding its time for a market rebound. Miami-based Lennar bought the community at a foreclosure auction last year. Although no plans have been formally announced, the community, home to the areas only PGA Tour Tournament Players Club golf course, isnt expected to be as grand as originally planned. We purchased homesites when Treviso Bay was launched and have been calculating the market return, says Ms. Longenecker. With the market decline we waited patiently. Since its return with Manchester Square, WCI has progressively relaunched new home sales in four other Southwest Florida communities, building up to the higher price points in Tiburn adjacent to The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples and The Colony Golf & Bay Club in Bonita Springs. Mr. Fry says the timing was right for the reintroduction of The Colony and a neighborhood of three-story buildings offering three-bedroom penthouse condominiums priced from the mid-$400,000s. We held off because of the high-end nature of the community, he says. Homes priced at $700,000 were not selling as fast. We purposely delayed bringing The Colony back on line knowing the luxury market was not ready. Now, we are coming to market with homes under $500,000 and plan a second product release in a month priced from $600,000 to $700,000. WCI is regaining its confidence, thanks to sales at Manchester Square, which Mr. Fry says sold beyond our expectations. Were working on a couple of other land deals. One is in Collier County as a replacement for Manchester Square but on a little larger scale with 350 homes and a little higher pricing. As other housing markets enter their slower selling seasons, Southwest Florida is poised for prime time, the Novemberthrough-April high season, when northerners, vacationers and seasonal residents flock to our shores. Mr. Wilson expects a banner year. Most people spent the last four or five years watching the market downturn, he says. If youre 60 to 65, it was a big deal putting off a decision on a future place to live, knowing youve lost those years. The economically informed are absorbing all the information out there. Theyre seeing inventory coming down, fewer days on the market and construction costs going up. Increased visitor traffic at sales center is also another harbinger of a profitable season. Guest visits are a leading indicator, Mr. Fry says. A year ago we were averaging 120 a week at our seven sales offices. This year were seeing 180 a week. Were cautiously optimistic. Were confident about the future, says Mr. Wilson. We believe by March or April next year, there will be an acute shortage of product in the luxury market. Continued increase in demand and in pricing, national statistics and pretty consistent projections from economists show were onto three or four years of steady and high-level growth. Its Local. Its Entertaining. Its Mobile. Got Download?Its FREE! 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The Leadership Collier Foundation holds its holiday party from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at Bears Paw Country Club. Cost is $45. Sign up at www.napleschamber.org/events. The Womens Network of Collier County meets 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 Dec. 11. Sign up at www. wnocc.org. The Collier County Lodging & Tourism Alliance holds its holiday mixer from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. All business owners and individuals involved in the local tourism industry are welcome. Cost is $10 for members and guests. Reservations are required by Friday, Dec. 7, and can be made by e-mailing Lisa Carney at lisa.cclta@ gmail.com. Lisa Cara The Collier Building Industry Association holds its annual banquet and installation of officers at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at Olde Cypress. Cost is $45. 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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 BYBAY COLONY SHORESTory Lane $6,995,000 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe239.552.5531premiersir.com/id/212007065PARK SHORERegent Estate Nineteen North$6,990,000 Furnished Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars239.213.7227premiersir.com/id/212004954 BAY COLONYContessa Penthouse 2001$6,500,000 Furnished Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe239.552.5531premiersir.com/id/11517687NAPLES CAYSeasons Residence 1903 $5,995,000 FurnishedGilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.552.5531premiersir.com/id/211516035 PARK SHORERegent Estate Six North$6,500,000 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars239.213.7227premiersir.com/id/211508440 PARK SHORERegent Estate Five North$5,900,000 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars239.213.7227premiersir.com/id/210021357 BAY COLONY SHORESTilden Lane$5,675,000 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe239.552.5531premiersir.com/id/211517107 BAY COLONYBiltmore Residence 1002$2,599,000 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe239.552.5531premiersir.com/id/212030298 PARK SHOREProvence Residence 602$2,585,000 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars239.213.7227premiersir.com/id/212033800BAY COLONYTrieste Residence 1104$2,495,000 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe239.552.5531premiersir.com/id/212014368 BAY COLONYContessa Penthouse 2102$6,000,000 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars239.213.7227premiersir.com/id/211014834 BAY COLONY SHORESCromwell Court$6,295,000Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe239.552.5531premiersir.com/id/212003773 NAPLES CAYSeasons Residence 1002$3,395,000 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe239.552.5531premiersir.com/id/211522474 PARK SHOREProvence Residence 803$3,250,000 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars239.213.7227premiersir.com/id/212006599 MOORINGSVista Royale $3,500,000 FurnishedBarbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars239.213.7227premiersir.com/id/211014140 LIVINGSTON WOODSHunters Road $2,750,000 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars239.213.7227premiersir.com/id/212018827 Dorcas Briscoe Carol Gilman Barbi Lowe Trish Lowe Soars John Hamilton www.NaplesSignatureCollection.com BAY COLONYTrieste Residence 1506$2,495,000 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe239.552.5531premiersir.com/id/212035678 NEW LISTING
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Serving North Naples and surrounding area.Stop by our on-site Village Walk office Mon-Fri 10-3 Sat-Sun 10-3.All homes now on re-sale market and priced from the low 200's to 500's. Illustrated Properties Joanne Ciesielski | 239.287.6732 B rian Carey | 239.370.8687 OPPORTUNITY Enjoy Resort Style Living at Its Best In Village Walk & Island Walk of North Naples! The Heart of VILLAGE WALK and ISLAND WALK is the focus of the communitys unique Town Center that creates a carefree lifestyle a lifestyle people dream about; meeting friends for a swim, a work out at the state of the art tness center, a set of tennis, or meeting for one of the planned activities...then grabbing lunch or dinner at the on-site restaurant... relaxing to the soothing sounds of fountains or taking a relaxing stroll back home around the many lakes and footbridges! The Town Center is reserved exclusively for residents use with no equity or membership fees! The communities offer prime locations close to local beaches, ne dining, entertainment, shopping, area hospitals, and SW International Airport. Schedule your private tour of the awarding winning communities today! WELL CARED FOR OAKMONT. 3BR,2.5BA Single family home on a wide, cul-de-sac! The home is located in the middle of the community, and offers pool, granite in the kitchen, crown molding, and new a/c unit. $399,000 VILLAGE WALK VILLAGE WALK OF BONITA Magni cent 4BR,3.5 BA Carlyle located on PREMIER LOT! This move in ready Carlye is located on one of the largest home-site and largest lakes within the community! Schedule your private showing appointment today for this must see home! $375,000 VILLAGE WALK OF BONITA HERON POINTE Single family home with very LOW HOA fees of $400 per quarter! 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car home only 3 miles to beach in an area with outstanding schools! $310,000 HERON POINTE TARPON BAY Enjoy the Naples lifestyle for under $160,000!! Beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo with rst class amenities in North Naples. $159,000 TARPON BAY WILSHIRE PINES Stunning former model in Wilshire Pines, in north Naples. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, and a 1 car garage! Peaceful lake and fountain views. Buy it before season for $175,000 WILSHIRE PINES OAKMONT. 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath with huge screened patio facing South. Full hurricane shutters, great location and a spotless home. $367,000 VILLAGE WALK PENDING STOP YOUR SEARCH! Lovely bright and cherry southern exposure home is located on WIDE lot and offers extensive upgrades! Home features 2181 sq ft of living space, tile throughout, NEW A/C, crown molding,full hurricane protection, large screen lanai with private POOL, LAKE views and more! $415,000 ISLAND WALK RARELY AVAILABLE PRIME CUL-DE-SAC LOCATION! Pristine 3BR,2.5BA plus den offers open oor plan, and is nicely upgraded with tile in living areas, replace, crown molding, enclosed Florida Room full hurricane protection, large screen lanai with Extraordinary Lake and bridge views and much more! A MUST SEE HOME! $399,000 ISLAND WALK MUST SEE LOOK NO FURTHER! Once you see this 2BR, 2BA Carpi with PRIVATE CUSTOM POOL and SPA you will want to make it yours! The home is just perfect for the full time resident or an occasional vacation home! CHECK IT OUT TODAY! $279,900 ISLAND WALK Pristine Pool Home! Pristine 4BR,3.5BA Carlyle with Southern exposure, features plenty of windows to let in the natural light! Cherry, bright neutral interior, upgraded throughout, screened lanai with lake views and heated pool. OWNER WILL CONSIDER ALL REASONABLE OFFERS. $465,000 ISLAND WALK MAKE OFFER! UPDATED OAKMONT 3BR,2.5BA plus den. Recently updated home features new kitchen cabinets,granite,stainless, wood oors, crown molding, freshly painted neutral interior,screened lanai with pool and lake view and more! $392,500 VILLAGE WALK NEW LISTING WELL MAINTAINED 3BR, 2.5 BA plus den features the popular Oakmont oor plan, and is move in ready! The home offers NEWER A/C and refrigerator, granite, tile in living areas and master, crown throughout entire home, hurricane protection, private pool with lake views and more! $375,000 VILLAGE WALK
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Beach Club. Butlers Pantry. Distracting Views. ORA ORA RA L R LR L EPR EPR EPR ESE ESE E E NTA NTA T T TIO TIO NS NS N CAN AN NOT NOT BE BE B RE RE LIE IE D U D U PON PO AS CO O RRECTL Y STAT ING RE E PRE R SEN TAT TA ION O S O F T HE HE DEV DEV ELO ELO PER F F OR R COR COR R REC REC EC C T R T R EPR EPR EPR PR R ESE E ESE ESE NTA NTA NTA N TIO TIO TIO TIO NS, NS, NS, NS, MA MA MA MA M KE KE KE KE REF REF REF REF ERE ERE ER ER NCE NCE CE C TO TO TO T TH TH IS IS S S ADV ADV A ADV ERT ERT RT R ISE ISE IS MEN MEN E EN T A T A ND ND TO TO T THE THE HE E DO O CUM UM ENT ENT T T S R SR S S EQU EQU Q IRE RE D B B B Y SECTION 718.5 03, 3 FL FL ORI O DA STA STA S S TUT T ES, S, TO O BE B FU FU U RNI RNI N N SHE SHE D B B Y A YA Y Y DE DE DE E VEL VEL VEL V OPE OPE OPE OPE R T R T O A O A OA OA BU BU BU BU YER YER YER YER R OR OR OR OR LE LE LE LE L SSE SSE SSE SSE E. E. E. E. We have many spicy residents at Moraya Bay.11125 Gulf Shore Drive, Naples, FL 34108 Sothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each Office Is Independently Owned And Operated.Tasty views are literally at your doorstep. 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, bask in the glow of our views. Residences of 4,000 4,500 square feet. Prices from $2.5 million.239.514.5050 MorayaBay.com
Dedicated to Being the Best239-404-8222 ROBYN PFISTER GRIFFIN 6480 Sandalwood Lane $1,140,000LIVINGSTON WOODS 6641 Trident Way $595,000PELICAN BAY 224 Little Harbour Lane $4,600,000LITTLE HARBOR 3530 Fort Charles Drive $3,850,000PORT ROYAL 6597 Nicholas Boulevard $1,595,000La Mer #1203 $1,150,000PELICAN BAY CAP FERRAT PARK SHORE NEW LISTING NEW LISTING 4401 Gulf Shore Boulevard N, #Ph 8 $610,000PARK SHORE MONACO BEACH CLUB 2500 Gulf Shore Boulevard N. #S-7 $249,500YACHT HARBOR MANOR SOLD 715 Riviera Drive $2,295,000MOORINGS1919 4th Street S. $2,625,000AQUALANE SHORES PENDING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING SOLD
Quail West 6559 Highcroft Drive $2,495,0004 Bedrooms + Den 4 Full & 2 Half Baths 6,457 A/C Sq. Ft. Surrounded by 5 Bodies of Water Open HouseSunday, November 25th 1-4pm 28790 Blaisdell Drive $2,850,0005 Bedrooms + Den ~ 6-1/2 Baths 8,377 A/C Sq. Ft. ~ Second Story overlooks Lake & Golf Course JUST LISTED!
Fiddlers Residential, LLC, Fiddlers Creek Realty, Inc. Licensed Re al Estate Broker. ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELI ED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER, BROKER OR SELLER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, MAKE REFERENCE TO THIS BROCHURE AND, IF APPLICABLE, THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY FLORIDA LAW TO BE FURNIS HED TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. All features, amenities, prices and availability are subject to change without notice. The dimensions, square footages, sizes, configurations and other information contained he rin are approximate and subject to change without notice and meant to be illustrative only, subject to actual construction variations as a result of field conditions and changes. Owners hip of property within Fiddlers Creek does not entitle an Owner to any right, title, interest or otherwise to use all planned Club facilities, but rather an opportunity to join, subject to th e payment of assessments, fees and applicable regulations. Development and construction of these facilities is contingent upon re ceipt of all applicable governmental permits and approvals. All club facilities and the private golf courses as presently proposed are not constructed nor will all proposed facilities be located within the property encompassed in the Fiddlers Creek PUD. Dev elopment and construction of these facilities is contingent upon receipt of all applicable governmental permits and approvals. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY A Million-Dollar Lifestyle at a Fraction of the Price! For 8 Consecutive Years PRECONSTRUCTION FROM THE $300SNEW FLOOR PLANS NEW PRICING NEW BUILDERS NEW MODELS FiddlersCreek.com Fiddlers Creek Information Center: Open 7 days a week, 9am to 5:30pm (239) 732-9300 8152 Fiddlers Creek Parkway, Naples, Florida 34114 Located on Collier Boulevard on the way to Marco Island Award Winning Community2012 Southwest Florida Readers Choice Award Best Community 2012 CBIA Sand Dollar Award for Community of the Year, Best Special Event and Best Newsletter Single Family Homes 1,840 2,738 A/C sq. AMADOR by D.R. Horton Single Family Homes 1,649 2,246 A/C sq. .MILLBROOK by Lennar Single Family Homes 2,583 3,522 A/C sq. CHIASSO by D.R. Horton Single Family Homes 2,800 3,659 A/C sq. RUNAWAY BAY by Lennar Single Family Homes 2,719 2,949 A/C sq. .MAJORCA by Stock Construction Single Family Homes 3,174 3,490 A/C sq. MAHOGANY BENDby Stock Construction Single Family Homes 3,699 4,246 A/C sq. *Plus HomesiteISLA DEL SOLby Stock Construction From $389,990 From $334,990 From $514,990 From $604,990 From $714,990From $1,099,990*From $599,990Amador Oered by D.R. Horton 9213 Campanile Circle 3BR/2BA 1,840 A/C Sq. Ft. $448,232 Chiasso Newly Released by D.R. Horton 9302 Chiass o Cove Court 3BR+Den/3BA 2,583 A/C Sq. Ft. $660,207 Millbrook O ered by Lennar Homes 3106 Aviamar Circle 2BR+Den/2BA 1,649 A/C Sq. Ft. $399,990 Runaway Bay Ne wly Released by Lennar Homes 3453 Runaway Lane 3BR+Study/3BA 2,800 A/C Sq. Ft. $719,990 Majorca M ode l Leaseback by Stock 8560 Majorca Lane 3BR/4BA 2,949 A/C Sq. Ft. $1,107,452 Mahogany Bend M ode l Leaseback by Stock 3740 Mahogany Bend Drive 4BR/4.5BA 3,490 A/C Sq. Ft. $1,292,255 3716 Ma hogany Bend Drive 4BR/3.5BA 3,202 A/C Sq. Ft. $1,277,914 Isla del Sol Mode l Leaseback by Stock 3860 Isla del Sol Way 4BR/4.5BA 4,246 A/C Sq. Ft. $1,996,341 Marengo 3093 Avia mar Circle, #7-203 3BR/3BA 2,200 A/C Sq. Ft. $259,000 Callista 2731 Callist a Court, #10-104 3BR/3BA 2,502 A/C Sq. Ft. $335,000 Serena 3195 Serenity Court, #7-201 3BR/3BA 3,010 A/C Sq. Ft. $369,000 Mulberry Row 7710 Mulberry Lane 3BR/3.5BA 3,025 A/C Sq. Ft. $845,000 Isla del Sol 3875 Isla del Sol Way 5BR/5.5BA 4,567 A/C Sq. Ft. $2,295,000 Pre-Constructio n from the $300s, Plus... Move-in-Ready Homes
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2012 B29 Pelican Isle III #803: Expansive water views, new A/C units, 3/3 open oorplan, 2 lanais, turnkey furnished. $759,000 INTEGRITY EXPERTISE DIRECTION FOR REAL ESTATE AMERIVEST Realty Pelican Isle III #601: 3050SF spacious end unit,w/ two lg. wrap around lanais, Gulf/River/Bay views. $935,000 www.WigginsPass.com email@example.com GENE FOSTER 239.253.8002 BRIDGETTE FOSTER 239.253.8001 Pelican Isle II #302: 3/3, wood rs., fresh paint, 2 lanais,Gulf views, Laplaya Membership available. $765,000 Pelican Isle II #303: Walk into breathtaking views, wood oors, granite kit. wine cooler, plantation shutters, furnished. $829,000 Pelican Isle III # PH-04: Penthouse completely redone, gourmet kitchen,10ft ceilings, oversized lanai, amazing Gulf views! $2,500,000 Pelican Isle III #304: 3096SF, direct Wiggins Pass/Gulf views, spacious rooms, 2 lanais. $1,399,000 2119 Imperial Golf Course Blvd: Renovated 3233SF, chefs kitchen w/6 top gas stove, replace, lg. lanai, pool, lake view. $889,000 Cove Towers Caribe at Cove Towers #1503: 15th r, gourmet granite kit, wine cooler, teak wood rs, 1854SF amazing views! $649,900 Residences of Pelican IsleOpen House Sunday, November 25th 1-4pm OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 1-4 Wiggins Bay Princeton Place, 300 Horsecreek #205: 2/2 new carpet, great bay & river views, 1326SF. $239,900The Strand Feather Sound, 5677 Heron Ln#103: Newly decorated, wood rs, 2+den w/detached garage 1490SF.$199,500Imperial Golf Estateswww.JackiStrategos.com Jacki Strategos GRI, CREN, SRES, e-Pro239-370-1222JStrategos@att.net Richard Droste Realtor239firstname.lastname@example.orgOpen & spacious. 2 BR/2 BA +den. Nice view, 2nd ., 2 car garage. $299,900 Mystic Greens Lely Resort DECORATOR FURNISHED4 BR/3 BA, great room, dining room, den, family area. Lanai + open air upper deck. 633 Hernando Drive $1,095,000CLOSE TO BEACH New updates, 3 BR/3 BA, of ce, eat-in kitchen, oversized lanai, quiet setting.8863 Lely Island Circle $449,500 NEWLY UPDATED Searching for a New H omein Royal Harbor? in The Quarry? Chris Lecca, PA TheLeccaTeam@gmail.com www.LetsMoveToNaples.com239.776.5423 REAL ESTATE BRIEFS Distinctive Communities Inc. has started construction of a spec residence in the Marsala neighborhood in Tiburon. The company also has two custom home under way in the North Naples neighborhood, one in Marsala and a nearly 8,000-squarefoot home in Tiburons Escada. All are being built by Artisan Associates Inc. Bonita Bay Marina a full-service marina adjacent to the Bonita Bay community in Bonita Springs, is nearing completion on the final phase of renovations and upgrades that are set for completion in ea rly January. The work includes a complete redecking of several docks and improvements to the Ships Store. Renovations already completed over the past year at the marina include upgrades to three storage barns with beams and support columns, forklift upgrades and a new 27,000 pound lift, dock replacements, bulkhead enhancements and boat yard improvements. In all, more than $700,000 in improvements have been made.
41 41 41Bonita Springs Bonita SpringsNaplesImmokalee RoadLivingston RoadBonita Beach Road3 Oaks PkwyCoconut RdOld U.S. 41Old U.S. 41Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Pkwy. Davis BlvdCollier Blvd Collier Blvd Airport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Park Shore Dr. Rattlesnake Hammock Road Goodlette Frank RoadVanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Marco Island Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise markedwww.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB30 REAL ESTATE NOVEMBER 22-NOVEMBER 28, 2012 >$200,0001 VASARI COUNTRY CLUB CASSIA 28479 Altess Way #101 $279,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Teresa Rucker 239.281.2376>$400,0002 MERCATO THE STRADA 9123 Strada Place From $400,000 PSIR 239.594.9400 Monday-Saturday 10am-8pm & Sunday 12-8pm3 MARINA BAY CLUB 13105 Vanderbilt Drive #1002 $499,000 PSIR Suzanne Ring 239.821.7550>$500,0004 MOORINGS COMMODORE CLUB 222 Harbour Drive #402 $519,900 PSIR Joe Garabed 239.571.57005 PELICAN LANDING LAKEMONT 24721 Sweet Gum Court $549,000 PSIR Mark Leone 239.784.5686>$600,0006 BONITA BAY ESPERIA 26951 Country Club Drive From $600,000 PSIR 239.495.1105 Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 10am-5pm7 BONITA BAY BAY HARBOR 27191 Shell Ridge Circle $649,000 PSIR Gary L./Jeff Jaarda 239.248.7474 >$700,0008 PELICAN BAY POINTE 565 Via Veneto #101 $725,000 PSIR Dayle Cartwright 239.595.7853 35 BAY SHORE PLACE 4255 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, #605 Naples, Florida 34103 $750,000 Premier Plus Dr. Leslie Kaye 313.978.77929 PELICAN ISLES CONDOMINIUMS 435 Dockside Dr. $759,000-$2,500,000 Amerivest Realty Bridgette Foster 239.253.800110 TWINEAGLES 12312 Wisteria Drive $795,000 PSIR Dayle Cartwright 239.595.7853 Also Available: 12300 Wisteria Drive $660,00011 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE 280 Grande Way From $799,000 PSIR 239.594.1700 MondaySaturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 12-5pm>$800,00012 IMPERIAL GOLF ESTATES 2119 Imperial Golf Course Blvd. $889,000 Amerivest Realty Bridgette Foster 239.253.800113 THE STRAND 5860 Marble Court $899,000 PSIR Ryan Batey 239.287.9159 Also Available: 5865 Rolling Pines Drive $749,000>$900,00014 OLD NAPLES RIDGE LAKES 417 Palm Circle West $975,000 PSIR Randy Wilson 239.450.9091>$1,000,00015 BONITA BAY TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive From $1,000,000 PSIR 239.495.1105 Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 10am-5pm16 PELICAN BAY BRIDGEWAY VILLAS 640 Bridgeway Lane $1,100,000 PSIR Patricia Bucalo 239.248.069417 PARK SHORE 502 Whispering Pines Lane $1,195,000 PSIR Linda Ohler 239.404.646018 PELICAN BAY LAS BRISAS 7 Las Brisas Way $1,195,000 PSIR Vivienne Sinkow 239.405.063819 AUDUBON COUNTRY CLUB 15275 Burnaby Drive $1,295,000 PSIR Paul Graffy 239.273.040320 5220 OLD GALLOWS WAY $1,345,000 Naples Estate Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.465.464521 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1220 Gordon River Trail From $1,500,000 PSIR 239.261.3148 Monday-Saturday 9-5pm & Sunday 12-5pm22 BONITA BAY SANCTUARY 4248 Sanctuary Way $1,599,000 PSIR Jack Despart 239.273.793123 PARK SHORE PARK SHORE TOWER 4251 Gulf Shore Blvd. North #8-C $1,695,000 PSIR Angela Allen 239.825.8494 Also Available: #15-B $1,150,00024 PELICAN BAY PELICAN BAY WOODS 704 Hollybriar Lane $1,890,000 PSIR Janice Fonda 402.208.2276 25 PARK SHORE HORIZON HOUSE 3951 Gulf Shore Blvd. North #PH-2A $1,995,000 PSIR Debbie Broulik 239.297.5152>$2,000,00026 4430 WAYSIDE DRIVE $2,495,000 Naples Estate Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.465.464527 VANDERBILT BEACH MORAYA BAY 11125 Gulfshore Drive #407 From $2,500,000 PSIR 239.514.5050 Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 12-5pm 28 COQUINA SANDS NAPLES CASAMORE 1752 Gulf Shore Blvd. North From $2,800,000 PSIR 239.963.4242 Open Daily 12-4pm29 OLD NAPLES 460 2nd Avenue North $2,995,000 PSIR Lynda Kennedy 239.564.1579>$3,000,00030 OLD NAPLES 175 3rd Street South $3,450,000 PSIR Celine Julie Godof 239.404.991731 OLD NAPLES 168 2nd Avenue North $3,495,000 PSIR Ruth Trettis 239.571.676032 MEDITERRA 16017 IL Trebbio Way $3,650,000 PSIR Jane Bond 239.595.9515>$4,000,00033 AQUALANE SHORES 251 Aqua Court $4,250,000 PSIR Vickie Larscheid 239.250.5041>$6,000,00034 PORT ROYAL 3630 Rum Row $6,950,000 PSIR Friley Saucier 239.293.3532 Florida Weeklys Open Houses 2 4 3 5 15 6 10 16 17 13 14 11 7 19 8 9 12 18 1 20 22 23 25 28 24 27 26 29 30 31 32 33 34 21 35
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INSIDE A GUIDE TO THE LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2012NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTCSECTION BROUGHT TO YOU BY:The High-Rises at Bonita Bay 495-1105 Estuary at Grey Oaks 261-3148 The Strada at Mercato 594-9400 The Village 261-6161 The Gallery 659-0099 Broad Avenue 434-2424 Vanderbilt 594-9494 The Promenade 948-4000 Fifth Avenue 434-8770 Marco Island 642-2222 Rentals 262-4242 Elfelf versusTake your pick: Sugar and spice or a bit of saucinessBY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com THEATRICAL CHRISTMAS PRODUCTIONS are usually as sweet as sugarplums and candy canes. But this holiday season, you can have a sweet and sour Christmas, because local stages are offering sugar and spice. Just pick an elf. Theres Buddy, the overly enthusiastic elf in Elf: The Musical at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. Based on the 2003 movie Elf, starring Will Ferrell, it tells the tale of Buddy, who lives at the North Pole and thinks hes an elf, despite the fact that hes so tall he towers over everyone. Then, at the other end of the spectrum, theres Crumpet, the elf of The Santaland Diaries, at Florida Repertory Theatres ArtStage Studio Theatre. The See Elf: the Musical, and The Santaland Diaries.C4 >>inside:SEE ELF, C4 Matt Kopec plays Buddy the Elf in Elf: the Musical at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. Jason Parrish portrays Crumpet the Elf in The Santaland Diaries at the Florida Repertory Theatre.CHIP HOFFMAN / COURTESY PHOTO COURTESY PHOTO A touch of ItalyUnited Arts Council goes Italian for welcome back party, and more soirees. C24-28 A shore thingIts not perfectly shipshape, but new seafood shack at Miromar Outlets deserves a try. C31 Calling Naples his home away from home, Michael Kors said serving as the featured designer at this years Hats in the Garden was an easy decision. Ive got a strong connection to Naples through Marissa, he said of Marissa Hartington, the owner of Marissa Collections, who he has known for 30 years. Shes been an incredible ambassador for (the) Michael Kors (brand) and close friend. I fell in love with the area and am happy to be here to support the Garden and also be here for Marissa. The signature fundraiser for the Naples Botanical Garden, Hats netted $300,000 last year. This years sold-out luncheon on Nov. 16 attracted 600 patrons and raised approximately half a million dollars. For the afternoons entertainment, Mr. Kors presented a runway show of about 50 pieces from his 2013 spring ready-to-wear line. After seeing the collection earlier this fall, Vogue called it an exuberantly graphic collection, heavy on stripes, Op-art flourishes, and primary colors inflected with both the spaceage sixties and the urban-minimal nineties,Michael Kors gives a hats off to Neapolitan styleBY ROBIN DEMATTIAFlorida Weekly Correspondent VANESSA ROGERS / COURTESY PHOTO Michael Kors on the runway at Naples Botanical Garden. SEE HATS, C26 HonestlyFilm critic Dan Hudak finds Lincoln far too austere. C11
SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSWhen it doesnt pay to stand by your man artisHENDERSONsandydays@floridaweekly.com Sometimes its hard to be a woman, Tammy Wynette sang. Giving all your love to just one man. Her lyrics read like a primer on relationships for our troubled world. Youll have bad times and hell have good times, doing things that you dont understand. When the scandal over General Petraeus affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell hit the news, I saw a photo of Mrs. Broadwell on the Internet. Oh, shes pretty, I said. I elbowed the friend next to me, a man with a wide taste in women. Isnt she pretty? My friend glanced at the photo and shrugged his shoulders. Shes all right, he said. He had already looked away, but I wanted him to turn back. Because what I meant wasnt just that she was pretty. I meant I could see the attraction. Not just that she had a nice face or a toned body, but that she was smart. A West Point graduate. A scholar. An accomplished woman. Didnt he think that was appealing? Apparently not. Because as the scandal unfolded and we met the other player, Jill Kelley, the woman in Tampa who unleashed this veritable Kracken, I again asked my friend what he thought. He sounded more enthusiastic this time. Some guys at work and I were talking about her, he said. Shes good looking. I could tell from his voice he didnt just mean pretty. He meant hot. He meant doable. He meant he could see the attraction. But I was perplexed. To me she was good looking in an over-done sort of way. She had a manicured style that spoke of too much time on her hands. The newspapers were calling her a socialite, which means jobless. Which means her education and credentials werent worth citing. Which means shes just another pretty face. How is that a turn-on? If you read any dating advice book, itll tell you thats the worst thing to be. Relationship guides always say men like women who are ambitious, who have lives and goals of their own, who arent defined by their romantic partners. As it turns out, a good haircut and nice clothes plus a 20-year age gap can make up for a lot of character shortcomings. But if theres one thing weve learned from this scandal, its that there is inarguably a type of woman men dont want: the reliable kind. The woman who has aged, as we all do, alongside her husband. Who carries her years like a favorite old handbag. Who looks, not bad exactly, but worn. The woman who birthed his children and raised them while he was off chasing dreams, who patiently waited for his return home. It seems as if men frequently stray from the woman who sacrificed her own ambitions so that he might succeed. Once these women no longer have a pretty face or fit body, their best feature becomes their dependability. And the ease with which they are betrayed. Id hate to be the one to tell her, but Mrs. Wynette got it wrong. Sometimes its not worth standing by your man. www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2012
18 Acres of Shopping, Dining, & Fun! 239 995 2141 ext. 117 US 41 N. Fort Myers www.shellfactory.com Holiday Collectibles by: NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C3 VILLAGE AT VENETIAN BAY | 4350 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., #500 | 239-262-2010YvonneSHOESANDFASHION Start You Holiday Shopping with Yvonne Shoes & Fashion! 20% off Clothes and ShoesMiche Bags & Shell50-75% off Blow out Sale!November 23rd-26th Winter wonderland comes to Ave MariaA winter wonderland complete with an ice-skating rink beckons visitors to Ave Maria for the Celebration of Lights from 5-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30. Ice skates will be available for use at no charge, and after a spin on the ice, visitors can stroll through the Town Center to enjoy festive food and drinks including a wine bar and hot chocolate. A holiday parade will march through the Ave Maria Town Center circle at 6 p.m., complete with Santa Claus and the Immokalee High School marching band, the drum line from Barron Collier High School and several dance troupes and other performers from schools and other organizations. Throughout the evening, kids can catch some air in a bounce house and have a souvenir snow globe photo taken with Santa. Entertainment will be provided by a deejay and local youth choirs and jazz bands. For more information, call 352-3903 or visit www.avemaria.com. Spend some holiday shopping time at Naples Fall Fine Art & Craft FestivalOriginal works in ceramics, photography, glass, jewelry, fiber, wood, metal, painting, sculpture and mixed media by 100 artists from around the country will be on display and for sale for Thanksgiving weekend shoppers at the Naples Fall Fine Art & Craft Festival on 10th Street South in downtown. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 24-25. A $5 donation at the entrance gate will benefit arts education and related programming by the Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center. Parking is free. For those supporting the Shop Small Business Saturday cause, the Naples Fall Fine Art & Craft Festival encourages the public to consider a purchase from an independent professional fine artist like those who show their work in juried festivals. As small business owners, they may be overlooked amid clamor for big box store sales, but their unique and creative wares make great gifts that arent available anywhere else. Festival attendees can also help support the less fortunate this holiday season. Members of the United States Marine Corps Reserve will collect donations for Toys for Tots. Anyone who brings a new, unwrapped toy to donate will be entered into a drawing for fine art prizes. Painting by Carmen Lagos Ceramic v ase by T im P eters Jewelry by Chuang & Tsai
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2012 one-man show is based on David Sedaris SantaLand Diaries, the fictionalized retelling of his time working as an elf for Macys department store in New York City. Though both wear elf outfits and work closely with Santa, the two are (ahem) polar opposites. That said, we thought it would be fun to ask each elf for his take on all things Yule. Talking with Buddy the ElfMatt Kopec portrays Buddy the Elf in the national tour of Elf: the Musical (Nov. 27-Dec. 2 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall). A human who lives at the North Pole and thinks hes an elf, Buddy possesses an outrageous optimism and a childlike innocence and curiosity. FW: What is Santa like? Does he only wear his red suit on Christmas Day? What does he do in his down time? Buddy: Santa is the greatest! I grew up without a Mom or a Dad in the North Pole, but Santa has always taken care of me and is my best friend! He doesnt always wear his full suit, but he loves the color red and all things Christmas-y. When hes not working, he loves to sit in his big comfy chair and watch football games and TiVo. FW: How does Santas sleigh work? Buddy: Santa used to use reindeer to make his sleigh fly, but nowadays the sleigh is powered by Christmas spirit alone. As long as there is enough Christmas spirit from people all over the world, the sleigh can fly. Santa is worried that this year there might not be enough spirit, though, as fewer and fewer people believe in him. FW: You grew up surrounded by toys. Whats your favorite toy and why? Buddy: I love ALL toys, especially knowing that they are going to make so many boys and girls so happy on Christmas morning, but my most prized possession is a snow globe Santa gave me. It has New York City inside where my Dad lives and when you shake it, you see what New York City looks like when it snows. FW: You realized you were a human, not an elf, because you were not as good at making toys as the other elves, and you were taller than everyone else. What words of advice or encouragement do you have for people who feel as if they dont fit in? Buddy: Sometimes you might not look the same way as everyone else around you, or maybe youre not good at the same things as others, like making toys or playing sports. But thats what makes everyone so special. Being different was scary at first, but ultimately, being different and discovering the gifts I DO have, is what makes me special and able to help Santa save Christmas. FW: New York City, where your human dad lives, is very different from the North Pole. What surprised you most about New York? Buddy: How TALL everything is! I thought New York City was going to be teeny tiny, because I only knew what it looked like from the snow globe Santa gave me, but its MUCH bigger ESPECIALLY the Empire State Building where my Dad works! FW: Is it Christmas every day for you? Buddy: At the North Pole, Christmas is a year-round job. As soon as one Christmas is over, planning for the next year starts! But whats most important is keeping the hope and belief that you feel extra-specially not just at Christmastime, but all year round and every day. FW: What would you say to those who feel that Christmas comes too early and dont like seeing Christmas things in the stores, even before Halloween? Buddy: Id say Christmas isnt just about shopping and presents. Its about so much more for example, being with your family. To me, seeing a big glittery Christmas tree in October only reminds me of how special we treat Christmastime. So why not be extra special and spend time with your family all year round? No matter what time of year! FW: How can I make my life more sparkly-jolly-twinkle-jingley? Buddy: By doing whatever you do in your life to the best of your ability, and also not only doing it for yourself, but for others as well. It means not just thinking about yourself, but bringing a smile to someones face or giving someone hope or a smile through your actions. FW: What is the true meaning of Christmas? Buddy: I dont think theres one true meaning of Christmas. I think its different for everyone. But I think whats most important is finding something to believe in, whether its Santa Claus, a rabbit who hides Easter eggs or a lifelong dream. Believing in something gives you hope, and hope gives you something to hold onto, no matter how hard things get. When I found out I wasnt really an elf and had to travel to a faraway place to find my Dad, I never would have been able to do it without belief and hope, and thats what Christmas gives us. Talking with Crumpet the ElfJason Parrish portrays David, who works as Crumpet the Elf at Macys Santaland in The Santaland Diaries (Dec. 19-30 at Florida Repertory Theatres ArtStage Studio Theatre.) Crumpet is cynical, sardonic and more than a little jaded. Heres what he had to say to our questions. FW: How did you become an elf? Crumpet: I know this isnt the storybook answer youre hoping to hear, but my climb up the candy cane ladder was far from festive. I was out of work and desperate for cash one year, and rather than freeze to death in my Manhattan walk-up, I answered an ad in a paper telling me that Working as an Elf in Macys Santaland is more than just a holiday job Somehow, I got the job. They handed me some tights, and the rest is history. Or holiday legend. FW: What did you think about the experience? What did you like most and what did you like the least? Crumpet: It was quite a learning experience. I met a lot of elves. There is Gingersnap, the stupid one who wants to wear her costume home and look like a gnome on the subway. There is Flaky (well, thats what I call her), who spends her free time making modern art installations out of human hair. Snowball, the temptress. Ultimately, it pays the bills and I get to do a lot of people watching at the holidays, when the parents are on their absolute worse behavior. I also love it when brawny guys from the Jersey Shore make fun of my tights. Those moments are great. FW: How did you feel about your elf outfit? Crumpet: I am a grown man wearing candy cane tights and green crushed velvet. How do you think I feel about it? Its itchy, tight and has been used by countless elves before me. Though the bells on my smock are fun to prance around in. FW: Which day is more depressing: Christmas Day or the day after? Crumpet: The day BEFORE is the worst. Christmas Eve is the worst day because the parents at Macys are absolutely crazed as they shop for last-minute gifts. On Christmas Eve, I actually saw a woman tell her young son to urinate into the fake snow. Oh, and the parents sometimes throw diapers into the Candy Cane Forest. Usually the other elves call in and pretend to be sick just to get out of the holiday war zone. Bastards. FW: You worked closely with Santa. Whats he like? Crumpet: Santa? Hes a nutcase. They all are. I work with tons of different Santas, and I think they all have a screw loose. The worst Santa Ive ever encountered is a guy who took himself too seriously. He sings and jingles his bells even when there are no kids in the house. One time he recited The Night Before Christmas just to me. Crazy. I think he drinks too much eggnog or something. Jack Frost is nipping at more than his nose, if you know what I mean. FW: What is the true meaning of Christmas? Crumpet: After my experiences, I can say that commercialism is NOT the true meaning of Christmas. Its sad that people lose sight of the point, which is just to be kind to one another and love one another a little more for a few weeks at the end of the year. Give your loved ones a gift or two and say, You know what, I appreciate you. If we keep that in mind, well all be a little bit happier. FW: If you had elf children, what would you name them? Crumpet: Id name them Asa, Bo and Clint The names of my favorite characters from One Life to Live. ELFFrom page 1 The Santaland Diaries>> When: Dec. 19-30 (previews Dec. 19-20) >> Where: The ArtStage Studio Theatre of Florida Repertory Theatre, Fort Myers >> Cost: $25 >> Info: 332-4488 or www. oridarep.org d F F ort www Elf: the Musical>> When: Nov. 27Dec. 2 >> Where: The Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers >> Cost: $32-$67 >> Info: 481-4849 or www. bbmannpah.com r a B. rts Hal l, www COURTESY PHOTOElf: the Musical is a dance-number filled production based on the 2003 film starring Will Ferrell. COURTESY PHOTO
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2012 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Theater Plaza Suite By The Marco Players through Nov. 25 at the Marco Players Theater in Marco Island Town Center. 642-7270 or www.themarcoplayers.com. Leading Ladies By The Naples Players through Dec. 15 at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or www. naplesplayers.org. Camping With Henry & Tom By Florida Repertory Theatre in the new ArtStage Theatre, downtown Fort Myers, through Nov. 25. 332-4488 or www.floridarep.org Elf At the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers, Nov. 27-Dec. 2. 481-4849 or www.bbmannpah. com. See story on page C1. 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. Talleys Folly By Florida Repertory Theatre, Fort Myers, Nov. 27-Dec. 16. 332-4488 or www.floridarep.org. Miracle on 34th Street At Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers, through Dec. 25. Bring in a donation of nonperishable food and receives a $5 discount through Nov. 30. 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com. I Love You, Youre Perfect, Now Change At the Off Broadway Palm Theatre through Dec. 25. 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com. Thursday, Nov. 22 Happy Thanksgiving!Nutcracker Boutique Start your holiday shopping at the Nutcracker Boutique at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. The lobby shop is open today through Nov. 25. The Festival of Trees is also open, with proceeds from both benefitting the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and his youth education programs. Hours differ each day; call 597-1900 or visit www.naplesphil.org for the schedule. Friday, Nov. 23 Tree Lighting The Grand Illuminations holiday tree lighting at Venetian Bay takes place from 5-8 p.m. at the Village on Venetian Bay. 4200 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. 403-2218. Holiday Classic The Miami City Ballet and the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra present their acclaimed version of George Balanchines The Nutcracker at 8 p.m. today, at 2 and 8 p.m. Nov. 24, and at 3 p.m. Nov. 25 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org.Keys at the Keys Jimmy Keys plays the piano and performs comedy and impressions during a buffet dinner show at the Hilton Naples. $65. Reservations: 659-3174 or www.hiltonnaples.com/. Saturday, Nov. 24 Fine Art & Crafts The Naples Art Association presents the Naples Fall Fine Art & Craft Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday along 10th Street South. 263-6517 or www.naplesart. org. See story on page C3. Give at the Garden Bring a donation of non-perishable food to the Naples Botanical Garden and enjoy $5 off the cost of admission. Regular hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. www.naplesgarden.org. Santas Here Santa Claus comes to Coconut Point for Wake Up Santa from 9-10 a.m. and Santas Workshop at 10 a.m. Fifteen children will win the chance to wake up Santa. Story reading and photos with Santa follow. Santa photo prices vary. Zumbathon Pump it up for Toys for Tots at a Zumbathon from noon-4 p.m. at Paramount Fitness. Bring an unwrapped toy to give to the cause. 91 Ninth St. S. 227-4222 or www.pfnaples. com. Book Party Meet author and Capt. Marlena Brackebusch and have a copy of her new book, The Ultimate Voyage, signed for yourself or for a gift from 3-6 p.m. at the Dock at Crayton Cove. The landmark restaurant is the setting for several scenes in the novel, which is the final installation of the Linda Williams trilogy. Let It Snow The Village on Venetian Bay holds its annual Let It Snow holiday festival from 5-8 p.m. 4200 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. 403-2218. Woodstock on Westport Cancer Alliance of Naples hosts a backyard benefit from 5-10 p.m. at 6110 Westport Lane. Live music by Mike Brookshire, the Conti Street Band and Hailey Delray. Pig Roast from 5-8 p.m. $50. 537-2399. www.cancerallianceofnaples.com. Blues Tunes Cracker Blues performs from 7-9 p.m. under the stars at Gulf Coast Town Center. Free. 267-0783 or www.gulfcoasttowncenter.com. Tribute Show The Stage in Bonita Springs presents an Elton John tribute show at 7:15 p.m. 9144 Bonita Beach Road. 405-8566 or www.thestagebonita.com.Blues Tunes Little Eddie & the Fat Fingers perform from 8-11 p.m. at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928 or www.fredsdiner.com. Sunday, Nov. 25 Concert in the Park The Music Makers perform from 2-4 p.m. in the band shell at Cambier Park. 293-9703. Monday, Nov. 26 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. Jazz Tunes The Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra presents All That Jazz, featuring jazz guitarist Russell Malone, at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Tickets start at $42. 597-1900 or www.ThePhil.org. Film Series The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents a screening and discussion of Central Station at 7 p.m. $8. 26100 Old 41 Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Tuesday, Nov. 27 Swamp Buggy Stories David Southall presents the history of the swamp buggy at 2 p.m. at the Marco Island Library. Free. 201 S. Heathwood Drive. 394-3272.Rock Sounds A full rock band joins the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra to present The Music of the Doors at 8 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Tickets start at $69. 597-1900 or www.ThePhil.org. Wednesday, Nov. 28 Corkscrew After Hours Learn about bird migration and marvel at Audubons Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary under the light of a full moon. 3489151 or www.Corkscrew.Audubon.org. See story on page A20. Tequila Time Agave Southwestern Grill hosts a four-course dinner paired with Republic Tequila. Seatings are available at 7 p.m. $80 per couple. 598-3473. Holiday Show The Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2012, starring Dave Koz, David Benoit, Sheila E., Javier Colon and Margo Rey, takes the stage at 8 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Tickets start at $69. 597-1900 or www.ThePhil.org. Coming up Promenade Art The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs hosts Art Walk at the Center for the Arts Studios at the Promenade at Bonita Bay from 5-8 p.m. Nov. 29. 26811 S. Bay Drive. 4958989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Fostering Friends Celebrity bartenders will take orders and give their tips to Friends of Foster Children from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 29 at Noodles Italian Caf & Sushi Bar. A donation of $20 gets a free drink and complimentary appetizers. 1585 Pine Ridge Road. 5920050. www.noodlescafe.com. Dancing by the Fountain Dancing demonstrations by the pros from Fred Astaire Dance Studios and more from 7-9 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Village on Venetian Bay. Deejay Michael Levaul will be by the north fountain, and Keith Atkins will be on the south side of the center. 4200 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. www. venetianvillage.com. Wine Tasting Artichoke & Co. and Clive Daniel Home hosts a wine tasting from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 29 at Clive Daniel Home. $45. 2777 Tamiami Trail N. Reservations: 263-6979. COURTESY PHOTOHarmon-Meek Gallery showcases the works of Philip Morsberger in the first solo exhibition of the gallerys 50th season. The artist begins each work as an abstract non-representational painting and then, after contemplating the piece, paints over it the images that come to mind from his past and from his imagination. Shown here is Mr. Morsbergers Pyramid, an oil on canvas measuring approximately 3 feet by 5 feet. The exhibit hangs through Dec. 8. 599 Tamiami Trail N. 261-2637 or www.harmonmeekgallery.com. Happy Thanksgiving!
Open Mic The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents Locals Live! at 8 p.m. Nov. 29 in Suite 114 at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Holiday Lights Ave Maria hosts the Celebration of Lights event from 5-9 p.m. Nov. 30. The fun includes an ice-skating, holiday parade at 6 p.m., a visit from Santa and live entertainment by local youth and school groups. 352-3903 or www.avemaria.com. Local History Betsy Perdichizzi presents Pioneering Medicine in Marco Island at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 30 at Everglades Community Church, Everglades City. The event is hosted by the Everglades Society for Historic Preservation. 695-2905 or www.evergladeshistorical.org. Country Bash The fourth annual Lakeside Country Bash, presented by the Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation, starts at 5 p.m. Nov. 30 at Lakes Park in South Fort Myers. Entertainers include Alan Jackson, Rodney Atkins, David Nail and Jana Kramer. Gates open at 3 p.m. $45 in advance; $55 at the gate. www.lakesidecountrybash.com. Wine Throwdown Decanted Wine & Beer hosts the Ultimate Wine Throwdown Series: The Best of the U.S. from 5-8 p.m. Nov. 30. $25; $15 for inner circle members. 1410 Pine Ridge Road. RSVP required: email@example.com. Choral Concert The music department at Ave Maria University presents Lessons & Carols: an AMU Choral Tradition at 7 p.m. Dec. 1. Free. 5050 Ave Maria Blvd. www.avemaria.edu/supportamu/ events. Acoustic Bluegrass Rob Ickes of Blue Highway and guitar player Jim Hurst perform a free concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 1 in the band shell at Cambier Park. The musicians will offer workshops from noon to 3 p.m. 287-2035. Boat Parade A procession of boats decked out for the holidays makes its way down Venetian Bay on Dec. 6. Live entertainment and a snow show begin at 6 p.m. The boat parade sets out at 8 p.m. 4200 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. www. venetianvillage.com. Foreign Film The Renaissance Academy of FGCU presents a screening and discussion of Still Walking (Japan, 2008) beginning at 1 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Naples Center of FCGU. The drama unfolds over the course of a single summer day as the Yokoyama family gathers to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the death of the eldest son. $5. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 434-4737. Christmas Concert Marco Presbyterian Church presents a Christmas concert at 6 p.m. Dec. 2. The seven-member flute virtuoso group Flute Cocktail joins the combined bell choirs of the Marco Presbyterian and Wesley United Methodist churches. Freewill offering accepted. 875 W. Elkcam Circle. 394-8186. Holiday Laughs The comedy duo of Compton & Bennet presents Grandmas Christmas Goose at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits. Doors open at 5 p.m.; dinner is at 6. $34.95 for dinner and the show; $15 for show only. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. Library Concerts The Night Train Band perform holiday tunes at the following Collier County libraries: Marco Island Library, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 4; Naples Regional Library, 3:30 p.m. Dec. 6; Headquarters Regional Library, 3 and 6 p.m. Dec. 11. Free. Naples Bay Boat Parade The 23rd annual Marine Association of Collier County Christmas Boat Parade will ply the waters of Naples Bay starting at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 8. Prime viewing areas will be Pinchers Crab Shack, Riverwalk Restaurant, Naples City Dock, Naples Landing, Kellys Fish House, The Boathouse Restaurant and Bayview Park. Parade entry forms: www.miacc.org. 682-0900. Abracadabra! The Norris Center presents the family-friendly comedian, musician, mind reader and illusionist Gary Goodman at 7 p.m. Dec. 8. $20. 213-3058. Indie Film The Naples International Film Festival and Silverspot Cinema present a screening and discussion of Sleepwalk With Me, a 2012 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award winner, on Dec. 11. Doors at the cinema in Mercato open at 6:30 p.m. and the film starts at 7 p.m. $25 include the movie, savory bites and sweet treats and a glass of beer, wine or soda. www. silverspotcinema.com. Nutcracker Ballet The Naples Ballet presents The Nutcracker at 5 p.m. Dec. 15 and 4 p.m. Dec. 16 at Gulf Coast High School. 732-1000 or www. naplesacademyofballet.com. Submit calendar listings and high-resolution photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. E-mail text, jpegs or Word documents are accepted. No pdfs or photos of flyers. 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Not valid with other promotion Chef Junji Hijikata Celebrating 28th Year Anniversary and Promotion as Manager of Fujiyama Steak House and Club Sushi$39.95 DINNER FOR TWO TEPPAN DINNERChoose from the following: Closed on Thanksgiving WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOCOURTESY PHOTOGuess-Fisher Gallery in Crayton Cove hosts the opening reception for Miniature Yet Monumental, an exhibit of works smaller than 1 foot square by more than 20 professional artists from Southwest Florida, from 6-9 p.m. Nov. 24. The little originals will be on display through December. 810 12th Ave. S. 659-27878 or email@example.com.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2012 Catering for ALL Events Including: Corporate Meetings, Schools, Birthdays, Graduations, Bridal & Baby Showers and Holiday Events. Professional Chefs Exhibition Cooking Business and Residential CATERINGThough the authors at the recent Sanibel Island Writers Conference write books that differ in tone, voice and subject matter, they all agree on one thing: the importance of story. Thats why day after day, week after week and month after month, these bestselling writers sit at their computers or scribble on notepads, grappling with words and wrestling with sentences. Forget about the fantasy of sitting around just waiting for inspiration to strike. Inspiration canhit writers, causing them to pen a torrent of words, but thats the exception, not the rule. Most often, its work. Hard work. Even if youve already written a string of New York Times bestsellers. Guest speaker Tim OBrien (The Things They Carried, The Lake in the Woods, July July) confessed, There are literally days when I dont leave the house sometimes weeks and day and night I sit in my underwear in front of my computer. And when Andre Dubus III (Townie, The House of Sand and Fog) told a workshop that writing doesnt get any easier as time goes on, that he still struggles with each book, one attendant wailed, Oh nooooo! and put her head down on her desk in despair. He shared with them how, when writing his first book, no matter what the season, hed drive his car to a cemetery every morning and sit and write for 10 or 20 minutes. It was the only quiet place he could think of, he said, where he would be undisturbed. Keynote speaker Susan Orlean (Rin Tin Tin, The Orchid Thief) told the crowd that sometimes, in the course of working on a story, it can suddenly take a turn and lead somewhere she hadnt expected. She then has no choice but to follow the story down its new path. Despite the adage to write what you know, Ms. Olean said she prefers writing about things I dont know about. The learning is part of the story, the process I go through. Stories are enhanced by a sense of discovery and surprise, Ms. Orlean added. Readers respond to your energy about the story. If it excites you and surprises you, the readers will pick up on that. She possesses, she said, an instinct for these stories that arent obvious taking people to stories that they dont even know they want to read. I wanted to surprise people, be a tour guide taking people places they didnt know they wanted to go. She has the gift of looking at the ordinary and finding the extraordinary. She makes her readers reexamine things they might have previously overlooked. Anything at all is worth writing about if you care about it enough, she said. Writing the story that people will be interested in as much as you are is the challenge. The common theme that runs through all of Ms. Orleans articles and books is: people mastering something. We dont always understand what someones passion is all about, she said. We all have a passion for something We want to know what our world is all about. She talked about attending the World Taxidermy Championship and writing about it for the New Yorker magazine, and about hanging out with a 10-yearold boy in New Jersey for another article that ran in Esquire magazine. She read from the beginning of her essay, The American Male, Age 10, which has been widely anthologized. Mr. OBrien told the crowd that a good story appeals to our stomach, tear ducts, spine and back of the neck. A good story, he said, is strongly concrete, not abstract, specific in its details. A good story does not preach at you, proselytize or offer advice. Im a firm believer in the power of stories, he said. He shared that he wanted to be a writer from the time he was 9 years old and saw his alcoholic father reading a book. There was a look of delight and a rapture on his face, he said. My father had never looked at me like that. He wished he were that book. Stories, he said, can heal us, inspire us, help us hear freshly and feel freshly. They can help us understand where weve been in our lives and help us feel a little less alone. Mr. OBrien said his life was deeply affected by his experiences in the Vietnam War, and his books, directly or indirectly, reference that. Going After Cacciato received the National Book Award for Fiction. The Things They Carried, perhaps his bestknown book, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Its also the book that all first-year students at Florida Gulf Coast University (who runs the writing conference) were required to read this past summer. During the Q&A following his talk, someone asked Mr. OBrien about novels that deal with the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan. He recommended three: Fobbit by David Abrams, The Long Walk: A Story of War and the Life That Follows by Brian Castner and Billy Lynns Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain. Early in his career, he was a writer for The Washington Post. Being a journalist helped him learn how to organize material and meet deadlines. I had to learn the sitting-downness (of writing), he said. The material, he said, takes its own turns and goes where it wants to. Go scamper after the story. ARTS COMMENTARYWriters share thoughts on the importance of story ThhhhhS e f k i T p nancySTETSONnstetson@floridaweekly.com w w p r t o p e di w o f o i n n h e th p lo i s Susan Orlean Tim OBrien
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12980 Tamiami Trail N. In the Imperial Shoppes, across from Germain ToyotaPetite to Plus. A True Boutique Experience for the Condent Shopper. www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2012 SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Prudence should be your watchword this week. Best not to be too open about some of the things that are currently happening in your life. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Money is on your mind, so youd best mind how youre spending it. Take another look at that holiday budget and see where you can make adjustments. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Resolving to revive an old friendship could open some old wounds. Are you sure you want to risk that? Think this through before making a commitment. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Your need to know more about a new friend could lead to some startling revelations. Best advice: Keep an open mind about what you learn until all the facts are in. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Youve let yourself be distracted from whats really important. But love finally gets your attention this week. However, it comes with a challenge that could create a problem. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Be careful not to bully others into following your lead. Best advice: Persuade, dont push, and youll get the cooperation you need to move forward with your plans. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Resist the urge to gloat now that youve proved your detractors wrong. Instead, charm them back into your circle. Remember: A former foe can become your best ally. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might want to claim all the credit for making this holiday season special. But is it worth producing a lot of hurt feelings by rejecting offers of help? Think about it. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Ignore a co-workers questionable behavior. Instead, put your energy into making your own project special. Then sit back and purr over your well-deserved applause. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) You might not want to accept those suggested changes in your workplace. But dont chuck them out before you check them out. You could be happily surprised. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Your holiday planning might have to take a back seat for a bit so that you can handle a problem with a friend or family member. Your schedule resumes by the 8th. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Relationships in general benefit during the early part of the week, including in the workplace. Also expect some overdue changes in a personal situation. BORN THIS WEEK: Your loyalty to friends makes you a very special person to those whose lives youve touched. 012 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. 012 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. PUZZLES HOROSCOPES OHIOSTYLE 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, C9SEE ANSWERS, C9
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2012 C11 FULL MOON SLUMBER PARTY(239) 530-2225489 Bayfront Place Naples, FL Friday, November 30th | 8pm$1,000 cash for best undressed!Chandon Champagne and Ciroc Vodka Specials!!Is it worth $10? YesYoull respect Lincoln, but you will not necessarily like it. The importance of the story, the performances and the authenticity of the production and costume designs are certainly laudable. But you wont like the fact that the movie is 2 hours of talking about politics. Nor will you enjoy the slow pace and the dry visuals. Shame on us for thinking a Steven Spielberg film would be more entertaining. Two-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis (There Will Be Blood) stars as Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States who, when the story begins in January 1865, has just been re-elected for a second term. His main focus is twofold: End the Civil War, which threatens to permanently tear the country apart, but not before the ratification of the 13th amendment, which would abolish slavery. Given that he knows the Confederacy is about to fall, much of the film follows Lincoln as he navigates murky political waters to ensure the amendment is ratified before the end of the war, which would ensure that it applies to all states once the Union is again united. The importance of the amendment is unmistakable, and yes, there is drama in the reasons for and against its ratification. Interestingly, Tony Kushners script (based in part on the book Team Of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin) essentially casts aside the southern Congressional members objections racist as they are to our 21st century minds and focuses more on the pros and cons from inside Lincolns inner circle. Secretary of State William Seward (David Strathairn) is Lincolns most trusted advisor, though the key to the amendments ratification rests with radical Republican Thaddeus Stevens (a typically acerbic Tommy Lee Jones). For help, Seward enlists three lobbyists (played with welcome comic relief by James Spader, Tim Blake Nelson and John Hawkes) to gauge the Democrats most likely to change their vote. Lincoln also obtains counsel from his wife Mary Todd (Sally Field), whos an emotional wreck for many reasons, including the fact that their son Robert (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) wants to join the army. To secure the needed votes, Honest Abe is not beyond deceiving, bribing, cajoling or manipulating in order to achieve what he believes is right. Day-Lewis is superb as the title character slouching posture, dry wit, a steady raconteur, authoritative presence, embattled emotions but the real treat is the way the actor conveys an aura of respect for a man who had fierce enemies, even within his own party. From the first shot of him atop a perch speaking to soldiers to the last scene, Lincoln is revered for all his actions, be they good or bad. This is how history remembers him as well, so its not a mistake that Day-Lewis and Spielberg cast him in this light. If only they did it with a bit more speed. Many scenes of political maneuvering run long, and the films often-muted colors do nothing to liven things up. And this is not to mention the scenes that shouldve been cut in the first place, i.e. a moment in which Lincoln chats about mathematics with two telegraph boys. The dialog here is tedious, and whats revealed would have been better served if kept as a surprise. As for the ending, lets just say its at least five minutes and four scenes too long. This was a pet project of Spielbergs for 12 years before it came together, so its understandable why hed have trouble parting with moments he envisioned working. Even if he had done so, Lincoln still wouldnt be perfect but it would be more watchable. LATEST FILMSLincoln J J m h a danHUDAKwww.hudakonhollywood.com >> Liam Neeson was once approached to play Abraham Lincoln. CAPSULESSilver Linings Playbook (Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro) After time in a mental institution, Pat (Cooper) wants to reunite with his estranged wife, but only the equally messed-up Tiffany (Lawrence) can get a message to her. Its supposed to be oddball-funny, but the characters are so unlikeable that its hard to care about anyone. Rated R.The Sessions (John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, William Macy) A disabled 38-year-old man (Hawkes) hires a sex surrogate (Hunt) to lose his virginity, though his anxiety makes it harder than he expected. An Oscar-worthy performance from Hawkes highlights a touching, poignant story about one of mankinds most basic needs. Rated R.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC12 WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2012 Cho e U i Holida Seaso! Offering Holiday Parties for 2-150 people with packages starting at $35.00 per person. Call (239) 649-2275 for reservations.www.NaplesPrincessCruises.com550 Port-O-Call Way | Naples, FL 34102 e Besb Etent Ane o Water Rinf i Ner Year o Water!8:30pm-12:30am $175 plus tax Eddy Lester teams up with Tin City MagicLester Productions and Tin City Magic have teamed up to produce a series of shows starting this holiday season with Link Unions Americana Music & Christmas Show on FridaySaturday, Dec. 21-22, at the G&L Theater at Community School of Naples. Eddy Lester says the Link Union family has entertained thousands of fans in venues across the United States and Canada since 2001. Ranging from 12-year-old singer John Link to parents Becky (rhythm guitar and keyboard) and Lance (bass player, business manager and bus driver) Link, they travel the land from their home in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri, performing more than 200 concerts a year. Other members of the band are Rachel Link (mandolin and pennywhistle), Kyle Link (fiddle) and his wife Ashley (fiddle and bass), 16-year-old Ben Link (banjo) and 14-year-old Aaron Link (lead guitar, fiddle and bass). The bands new Christmas CD was produced in Nashville and will be available for purchase at their Naples performances. Tickets for Link Unions Americana Music & Christmas Show are $25, $30 and $35 and can be purchased at Tin City Magic in Naples, online at www.tincitymagic.brownpapertickets.com or by phone at (800) 8383006. For information about group discounts, call Mr. Lester at 774-0106.Magic in the airUp next from the team of producers will be Scams and Fantasies with Cards, a show by magician/comedian Darwin Ortiz, at 3 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, Feb. 11-12, at the Sugden Community. On the same stage at 6 and 8:30 p.m. on both days, Cindy Miller will present her one-woman celebration of great entertainers, You Aint Heard Nothing Yet! The opening act will be Michael Dutra in A Sinatra Encore. Tickets are $30 for the Darwin Ortiz show and $35 for the Cindy Miller show. Visit the box office at the Sugden Community Theatre or call 2637990. The Link Union band
VOLLEYFROG FLORIDA CLUBWANNA PLAY VOLLEYBALL?ALL AGES & LEVELSAS A TEAM, WE ARE ONE. FREE ALL AGES CLUB TRYOUTSBoys & Girls 5-18 yrs old + Volleyball for adults!239 274 FROG WWW.VFCVOLLEYBALL.COM Call us today! NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC14 WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2012 Prices starting as low as $30! 3-show subscriptions start at $94! Groups save big! For information & tickets, call 239.963.9050, or visit OperaNaples.org. SINCERE THANKS TO OUR GRACIOUS 2012-2013 CORPORATE AND MEDIA SPONSORS A Season of SensationsTICKETS ON SALE NOW !Feb 23 & 24 2013 Miromar Design Center February 8, 2013 Moorings Presbyterian Church December 20 & 22, 2012 Philharmonic Center for the Arts March 21 & 22, 2013 Moorings Presbyterian ChurchPUCCINIS MASTERPIECE OF LOVE, HONOR AND SACRIFICE, UNDER THE BATON OF MAESTRO PAUL NADLER. OPERA STANDARDS & CROSSOVER CLASSICS BY GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING AMERICAN BARITONE WITH PIANO BY JULIE JORDAN GUNN. A WHIMSICAL SHAKESPEAREAN COMEDY OF STAR-CROSSED LOVERS IN A FANTASY LAND.DRAMATIC ORATORIO OF ELIJAHS STRUGGLES, MIRACLES, AND RISE TO HEAVEN IN A CHARIOT OF FIRE.Giacomo Puccini Benjamin Britten Felix Mendelsohn Gi G G a ToscaA MidsummerNights DreamNATHAN GUNNIn Concert 2012-2013 TO ORDER TOSCA TICKETS CALL THE PHILHARMONIC 239.597.1900 OR 800.597.1900 Naples Concert Band has open auditionsThe Naples Concert Band holds auditions for all woodwind, brass and percussion players at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Gulf View Middle School, 255 Sixth St. S. Under the direction of Harris Lanzel, the band plays a variety of musical styles, from marches and classical pieces to popular standards and Broadway show tunes. A nonprofit organization, it is in its 41st season of presenting free concerts to the Southwest Florida community. The seasons Sunday afternoon concert dates are: Dec. 2 (sponsored by attorney Alan Novick) Jan. 20 (USB Financial Services) Feb. 10 (Cameron Real Estate Services) March 3 (IMA Creative) March 24 (Miromar Outlets) April 14 (The Arlington of Naples) For more information about auditioning, call Frank Burgeson at 263-9521 or visit www.NaplesConcertBand.org. Ballroom Dancing at Naples Performing Arts Center Offering social dance lessons in: Ballroom, Latin, and Swing. Our Ballroom Dance Program caters from beginner dancers looking for social dance skills to the advanced ballroom dance student looking for opportunities to compete and perform at select events. Call (239) 597-6722 For More Information www.naplesperf ormingartscenter .com Dance, Drama, Music...NPAC Where Excellence is Achieved! Call us about our 1/2 priced special!Social Ballroom Dance Party This party is for singles and couples at any level. $10 admission per person. Beginners group class at 6:30pm for $5.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2012 C17 A Hands-On Holy Land Experience and Walk Through Christmas Story North Naples United Methodist Church 6000 Goodlette Road, Naples, FL 34109 (239) 593-7600 www.northnaplesumc.com Free Event Open to the Public a Night in BethlehemBeyond the conventions of dialogue and authorial access to characters thoughts, Mr. Pelham who grew up in Immokalee, earned a degree in landscape architecture from the University of Florida and now lives in the Greater Orlando town of Maitland employs two additional devices to bring us information and understanding. The more charming of these is Charleys blog, full of hard fact, attitude and the kind of adolescent genius that predicts a highly productive future. The other device is a journal written in 1945 by someone whose fate brought him to this watery region near the close of World War II. Through the journal, many of the questions raised along the way begin to find answers. The threats to Brigands Key are also opportunities. The woman who runs the local newspaper has become famous as the dominant inside source for the national news media. She now has a much larger platform for her skills. Kyoko and Grant might be able to restore their professional reputations. Charley can be a hero instead of a zero. All in all, Brigands Key is a success. While it suffers from too-muchness regarding plot lines and sometimes seems weak on probability, it remains highly entertaining. Mr. Pelhams descriptive abilities handle a wide range of difficult challenges extremely well. His underwater scenes are marvelous, and his portrait of the monstrous hurricane as it batters the key and surges over it is mightily gripping. 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. VIGNETTESBY KELLIUNIQUE FURNISHINGS, ACCESSORIES AND INTERIOR DESIGN.GRAND RE-OPENING OF OUR NEWLY REMODELED SHOWROOMLIC #IB26001333 ASID #77859 NCIDQ CERTIFIED SHOWROOM LOCATION 239.403.4181 WWW.KELLIINTERIORDESIGN.COM A DIVISION OFACCESSORY SALE 20% OFF or by appointment
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC18 WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2012 NORTH NAPLES Fountain Park 7941 Airport Rd. (239) 596-8840 NAPLES CoastlandCenter 1860 Tamiami Trail N. (239) 352-8642 FT. MYERS Gulf Coast Town Center 9924 Gulf Coast Main St. (239) 466-8642www.CalistogaCafe.com www.mwaterfrontgrille.com 239.263.442141 to Park Shore a the Village on Venetian Bay WATERFRONT GRILLE HAPPY HOUR EVERYDAY 4-61/2 OFF ALL DRINS IN THE M LOUNGE WINE ON WEDNESDAYS 4-7* LIVE JAZZ * TASTINGS * 1/2 OFF ALL COCKTAILS & WINE * DISCOUNTED APPS *SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH10:30 3 A LA CARTE MENU ALFRESCO DINING YAPPY HOUREVERY SATURDAY FOR YOUR PETS COMPLIMENTARY DOG TREATS *A PORTION OF THE PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO THE NAPLES HUMANE SOCIETY COMING UP AT THE PHILHeres some of whats ahead on the program at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. For more information about or tickets to any of these performances or classes, call 597-1900 or visit www. thephil.org. Michael Bolton brings his classic vocal stylings to the stage at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. Tickets start at $89. Performances of A Chorus Line, winner of nine Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for drama, are set for 3 and 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2. Tickets start at $69. Cirque Chinois, the internationally acclaimed National Circus of the Peoples Republic of China, delivers high-flying adventure to the Phil at 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3. Tickets start at $39. Elaine Newton series of Critics Choice book discussions continues with Nadine Gordimers No Time Like the Present at 10 a.m. Thursday and Saturday, Dec. 8 and 10. The novel examines an illegally married, interracial couple in post-apartheid South Africa as they navigate the complexities of differing cultures while maintaining their principles in a struggling nation. Tickets are $34. Guest artist Branford Marsalis joins the NPO for a performance of Glazunovs Saxophone Concerto, Tchaikovskys Symphony No. 1 and Veldhuis Tallahatchie Concerto at 8 p.m Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 6-8. Prelude with conductor Andrey Boreyko begins one hour before the concert. Tickets start at $45 for adults and $35 for students. The Hot Club of San Francisco presents Cool Yule, a swinging gypsy wagon trip to the North Pole featuring beloved holiday favorites and some rare seasonal gems, at 6 6 and 8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Dec. 7-8. Tickets start at $39.
Corner of Airport & Vanderbilt Beach Road Locally Owned and Operated Closed Thanksgiving @HotSpotNaples Agave Southwest Grill 239-598-FIRE (3473) www.agavenaples.com Black Friday Weekend Specials: 2012 UNIQUE CUISINE FROM AMERICAS SOUTHWEST... NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C19 Rock your holidays with an all-star doo-wop concert starring Little Anthony and The Imperials, Jay Siegels Tokens, Little Peggy March, Bowzer & The Stingrays and Rocky & The Rollers at 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9. Tickets start at $59. Retired Metropolitan Opera singer Joy Davidson talks with Steffanie Pearce, founder and artistic director of Opera Naples, for a behind-the-scenes look at Tosca at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12. Tickets are $32. The Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestras All That Jazz series continues with trombonist Steve Turre as the special guest in the Daniels Pavilion at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12. Tickets start at $42. Comedian Martin Short takes the main stage at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12. Tickets start at $69. Conductor Stuart Chafetz leads the NPO in Holiday Pops, featuring the Philharmonic Center Chorale and Youth Chorale plus vocalist Mike Eldred. Concerts are at 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Dec. 13-14, and 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15. Tickets start at $47. Take a journey back in time when The Rose Ensemble choir, renowned interpreters of early American music, presents An Early American Christmas at 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16. Tickets start at $25.
SAVE THE DATE Allow Spun Sugar to fancifully dress and undress your holiday home, business or celebration. By Appointment (239) 687-6130 A Very Beautiful... Christmas Tree Trimming Holiday Styling, Personal Shopping and Pretty Package Wrapping ServiceSpun Sugarby Wendy Special Occasions Stylist 799 WALKERBILT RD., NAPLES OFF US 41, 1/4 MILE NORTH OF IMMOKALEE RD.(239) 591-3837 WWW.BAYHOUSENAPLES.COM LUNCH DAILY FROM 11-2 DINNER DAILY AT 5PM, BRUNCH SUNDAY 10:30-2 HAPPY HOUR 4-6PM LIVE ENTERTAINMENT NIGHTLY STONE CRAB SEASON IS HERE! NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC20 WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2012 Graduates of the Seven Sisters colleges will gather for their third annual Seven Sisters Artful Reception from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at DeBruyne Fine Art Gallery, 275 Broad Ave. in Old Naples. All alumnae of Barnard, Bryn Mawr, Mount Holyoke, Radcliffe, Smith, Vassar and Wellesley colleges are invited, as are spouses and significant others. One of the gallerys artists will be painting on site. Reservations are required and can be made by e-mailing Carol Goode (Wellesley, 1964) at firstname.lastname@example.org. edu. The Ohio State Alumni Club of Naples will host the Buckeyes in Paradise gala on Saturday, March 9, at the Hilton Naples. Honorary chairs for the evening are OSU football Coach Urban Meyer and wife, Shelley. The gala is the clubs signature event to raise funds for scholarships to help local students to attend OSU. For registration information, call Sue Goldsberry at 405-7068 or visit www. NaplesBuckeyes.com. The biennial Magnolia Ball to benefit NCH Healthcare System is set for Saturday evening, April 6, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. Maureen Lerner is chair for the 2013 event themed An Elegant Southern Evening. Co-chairs are Patty Baker, Jackie Bearse, Sue Dalton, Connie Eaton, Christine Flynn, Kay Gow, Nora Kolmer, Simone Lutg ert, Susie McCurry, Sue Morrison, Susan Regenstein and Marilyn Stedem. Tickets are $5,000 per couple. A variety of patron support levels are available for up to $150,000. Proceeds will support the establishment of the NCH Breast Health Center, which will provide medical, surgical and ancillary services in a single location. For reservations or more information, call Joanne Stahlman at the NCH Healthcare Foundation, 436-4511, or e-mail email@example.com. The Collier Community Cat Coalition holds its second annual Mingle & Jingle Holiday Party from 5-9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at The Inn on Fifth. Guests will enjoy hors doeuvres and a cash bar, a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction. Admission is $40 per person, and raffle tickets are $5 each. For reservations or more information, call Megan Sorbara at 431-0331 or e-mail megan.catcoalition@ gmail.com. 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. Tickets for $100 per person are available by calling Lesley Colantonio at 992-9474 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.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 Naples Historical Society hosts its Christmas Gala at Historic Palm Cottage the evening of Friday, Dec. 7. It is the societys only fundraising event of the 2012-13 season. Tickets are $300 per person or $500 for patrons. Call 261-8164 for more information. The David Lawrence Center Young Executives invites fellow philanthropists and professionals for cocktails, hors doeuvres and a silent auction at the third annual upscale but casual Gulf Ball from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Tickets are $50 per person. Proceeds will benefit the centers 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 email@example.com. The seventh annual Wishmakers Ball to benefit Make-A-Wish Southern Florida is set for Friday evening, Jan. 11, at the Hilton Naples. This years chair Sandra Buxton and her husband, Reg, will be joined by honorary chair Dan Fink, CEO of The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, and his wife, Anne. Their goal: to raise enough funds to grant 30 wishes for area children who have life-threatening conditions. Tickets are $225; sponsorships begin at $2,500. RSVP to Lesley Colantonio at Make-A-Wish by calling 992-9474 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Plans are cooking for the inaugural 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 carol. email@example.com. Planned Parenthood of Collier County will welcome feminist writer and activist Gloria Steinem as guest speaker at The Choice Affair on Saturday evening, Feb. 2, at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Tickets are $350 at the Friends membership level; sponsorships range from $1,500 to $10,000. For reservations or more information, call 262-8923, ext. 309. The 10th annual Neighborhood Health Clinic Block Party is set for the evening of Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. The goal is to r aise 2 5 per cent of the annual operating budget for the clinic, whose volunteer staff delivers medical care to low-income, working but uninsured Collier County adults. Tickets are $250 per person. Invitations will be mailed in January, and sponsorships are being solicited now. For more information, call Nikki Strong at 260-2080 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The third annual Celebrity Martini Glass Auction to benefit the Naples International Film Festival is set for Monday, evening, Feb. 18, in the Daniels Pavilion at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. This years sponsor is the law firm of GrayRobinson, P.A. Up for bid will be more than 40 martini glasses signed by celebrity musicians, actors, athletes, artists and more. After the signatures are in place, local artists decorate each glass to reflect the celebrity personalities. For more information, call 775-3456 or visit www.naplesfilmfest.com. The Mending Broken Hearts with Hope luncheon to benefit the Shelter for Abused Women & Children is set for Friday, Feb. 22, at The RitzCarlton Beach Resort. Guest speaker Dr. Susan Weitzman is the founder and president of The Weitzman Center, a nonprofit educational and resource center dedicated to helping survivors of upscale violence, increasing public awareness and educating professionals who respond to these survivors. The luncheon will also feature a silent auction and the Designer Boutique (Feb. 22-23). Tickets are $350 per person, $1,500 for patrons. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, call 775-3862, ext. 261, or e-mail email@example.com. The Little Black Dress Garden Party to benefit the Garden of Hope & Courage is set for Tuesday, Feb. 26. The ladies-only evening begins with cocktails, hors douevres and a silent auction in the garden on the downtown campus of NCH and continues with dinner in motion at numerous Naples restaurants. For reservations or more information, contact Amy Lane at 437-6697 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Humane Society Naples holds its 13th annual Pet Lovers Ball from 7-10 p.m. Friday, March 1, at the Naples Botanical Garden. Rufino Hernandez of The Garden District is this years chair. The gala will include cocktails, fine dining, furry fun and music by Alan James and The Powerhouse Band. A highlight of the evening will be the recognition of HSNs 2013 Pet Lovers Awards. Guests are encouraged to bring their furry family members. Tickets are $350 per person. For reservations or information about sponsorships that provide VIP seating and other benefits, call 643.1880, ext. 18, or visit www.hsnaples.org. Magic Under the Mangroves, the annual gala for the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, is set for Thursday, March 7, on the grounds at the Conservancy Nature Center. Jeannie Smith is the 2013 chairwoman, and Northern Trust returns as presenting sponsor. Details about tickets and reservations are TBA and will be posted at www. conservancy.org/magic. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation-Suncoast Chapter hosts its annual Hope Gala on Saturday, March 9, at the Waldorf Astoria Naples. The evening will honor David Collar for his ongoing dedication to JDRF as well as to the community. For more information, call 591-2825 or visit www.jdrf.org. The 29th annual Emerald Ball for Catholic Charities of Collier County takes place Saturday, March 16, at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. This years chairs are Dr. Francisco and Ruth Smith. Tickets are $300 per person. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, call 455-2655. The Great Gatsby Gala, a night of flappers, bootleggers, jazz and the Charleston to benefit Opera Naples, is set for Tuesday, March 19, at a private club in Port Royal. Tickets are $300 and $500 per person. For more information, call Opera Naples at 963-9050. The Naples Art Association holds the third annual girls-only Goddess Night: The Fine Art of Being a Woman on Thursday, March 28, at The von Liebig Art Center. Guest speakers will include Lisa Gruenioh, Emily James, Carolina Cederquist, Rebecca Zung-Clough, Adria Starkey and Robin Hamilton. Tickets for $95 per person are available through Dec. 31. Starting Jan. 1, tickets will be $125. Call 262-6517, ext. 100, for reservations. The Zonta Club of Naples invites the public to its eighth annual Make A Difference fashion show, auction and luncheon set for Friday, April 5, at the Waldorf Astoria Naples. Proceeds will benefit the Naples Teenage Parenting Program, Immokalee Teenage Parenting Program, PACE Center for Girls, Sally Sitta Scholarships at Lorenzo Walker Technical Institute, Honey Gardiner MBA Scholarships at Hodges University and Zonta International Fellowship/Scholarship Funds. For tickets or more information, call Yasmine Awad at 269-0501 or Betty Kampfer at 272-1469, or visit www.zonta-naples.org. Send Save the Date details to editor Cindy Pierce at email@example.com. SAVE THE DATE NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2012 C21 www.agavenaples.com 239-598-FIRE (3473)2380 Vanderbilt Beach Road, NaplesCorner of Airport and Vanderbilt @HotSpotNaples Agave Southwest GrillUNIQUE CUISINE FROM AMERICAS SOUTHWEST... 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC26 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2012 but filtered through the eternal sunshine and wide-open attitude of California. Womens Wear Daily referred to the collections initial runway show as a parade of audacious vibrance. Guests at Hats in the Garden offered appreciative applause throughout the show and a rousing standing ovation at its conclusion. Highlights included vertical and horizontal stripes, ultra-short shorts with boxy jackets and studded, belted shift dresses. The show closed with dramatic black halter gowns with bold keyhole cut-outs. Up there with CapriIn an interview with Florida Weekly prior to the show, Mr. Kors said the Naples lifestyle including the way Neapolitans dress appeals to him. I am sophisticated. Im indulgent. I love glamour, and yet Im casual and barefoot, he said. In this area, youve got the best of both worlds. Its a rare combination. Its one of only a few spots in the world where you can be barefoot. Its up there with Capri. He added the Naples style means clothing can easily be dressed up or dressed down. Here, you can wear an evening dress with flat sandals to a party. You probably cant do that in Miami. But in Southwest Florida, you can play around with the high-low to combine sophisticated with casual. He also offered his thoughts on the staples every woman should have in her wardrobe. Im a total sucker for white jeans. I like white jeans even if you live in cold climate. It makes me think of Jackie Ken-HATSFrom page 1SOCIETY The ninth annual Hats in the Garden at the Naples Botanical Garden We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com. Elizabeth Star Barbie Hills Arlene Pinyuh and Caroline Boutte Tamara Comolli and Princess Alexandra von Hohenzollern Liz Jessee JoAnn Smallwood and Bobbie Turner Sharon Kenney and Kathleen van Bergen Lavern Norris Gaynor and Jackie Remington Mary Wasmer and Melanie Wasmer a nd Ka t G ayno r and Me Liz Jessee Jo Ann S m a llw ood a n d B obb i e T u rn e r S haron Kenney a L avern Norris Mary Wasmer Kirsten Ferrera and Sandi MoranBERNADETTE LA PAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLY BERNADETTE LA PAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLY Jane Cohen, Shellly Stayer and Terry Edwards
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 nedy. Its casual and comfortable, can be dressed up and down. Its almost a must. He also suggests wearing an oversized watch. Its one of those things that is utilitarian but also glamorous. A little tint of color never hurt anybody, he winked. And finally: Its a clich but true to have a little black dress that can be dressed up or down with jewelry and shoes. Beyond selecting the right outfit, women need to learn how to style and accessorize, he said. Number one, shoes are what can make or break what youre wearing, he said. But contrary to what many women think (and what their closets attest), he adds, no one needs thousands of shoes in their wardrobe. He considers a nude pump, a strappy gold sandal and a strappy silver sandal, a black pump and black sandal the essentials in the shoe department. Dont start with the crazy shoes, he said. Layer in the bright colors, jewels, animal prints and spectator shoes. And dont worry about the heel height, he advised with his typical candor. No matter how high they are, if you cant walk in them, you look ridiculous. Other accents Mr. Kors likes include a tailored belt in saddle leather, chocolate brown and black. It can take a feminine dress and give it a twist. A statement piece of jewelry is also important but, he cautions, dont overload on accessories: If you have a bold necklace, you dont need a bright bracelet. If you have a bright dress, keep the shoe neutral. Finally, he reminds women to buy the right size clothing. For some reason, this is epidemic, he shares. If men buy their clothes too big, American women buy their clothes too small. Dont pay attention to the size tag. Look in the mirror. Buy one size up if necessary. A tailor isnt a dirty word. SOCIETY Hats in the Garden at the Naples Botanical Garden We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com. en at e nts than w go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums f S end u s y our socie ty and networki ng photos. Include the na m HatsintheGarde Hats in the Garde W e take more society and networkin g photos at area ev e go to www ori daw eek ly com an dv iew th ep ho Michael Kors with Marissa and Burt Hartington Lance LePere, Michael Kors and Jay Hartington Co-Chairs Kathleen Kapnick, left, and Jane Berger, right, with Meghan Gorman and Michael Kors Rufino HernandezVANESSA ROGERS /COURTESY PHOTOS
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC28 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2012 A Christmas Musical Comedy for the Whole Family! Dec. 7, 8, & 9 7pm @ Legacy Church of Naples A Very Vegas Christmas A Very Vegas Christmas Join washed-up lounge act Ricky Vegas, as three guests help him get over himself and discover the real meaning of Christmas! Dont miss this fun -filled night, packed full of crazy Christmas songs & audience participation gags that will have you laughing at your friends & yourself! Legacy Church of Naples Legacy Church of Naples Come Celebrate Christmas at A VERY VEGAS CHRISTMAS Musical Comedy Dec. 7, 8 & 9 at 7pm nightly, free admission Bring canned goods to donate for the needy IS DECEMBER 21 THE END OF THE WORLD? The Mayans said it, but what does the Bible say? Sunday, Dec.16 @ 10:30am, Dr. Ron Herrod CHRISTMAS EVE COMMUNITY SERVICE great music in a short service for the whole family! Monday, Dec. 24 @ 5:30pm 3705 Westview Drive Naples, FL 34104 (across from Naples Airport, between Kia & Mercedes dealers) www.LegacyNaples.com 475 SEAGATE DRIVE, NAPLES, FL 34103 NATIONAL HEALTHY SKIN MONTH Enjoy a 20% discount on all Spa Facials and Body Treatments at Golden Door Spa now through November 30th. Restore your skin to a healthy glow with a body scrub designed to hydrate and nourish your skins tone and texture, or indulge in a signature facial. Reveal your new, radiant skin this month! To reserve your service or for more information, please call 239.594.6321 or visit WaldorfAstoriaNaples.com. SOCIETY Grand opening of the Shabby Cat resale shopWe 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 1 Jan Birch, Christie Quaimann and Gail Theile 2 Diane DeSenzo and Marion Weber 3 A bob-tailed cat in the adoption room 4. Heather Burch, John Sorey and Dorothy Hirsch 5. Frank ONeill and Alan Weseley 6. Sandra Yeyati, Jeff Hirsch and Zawi BorsaSTEPHEN WRIGHT / FLORIDA WEEKLY
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC30 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2012 Reservations (239) 430-4999 Group Reservations (239) 659-3176Located at The Hilton Naples, 5111 Tamiami Trail North Prime RibSundays5:30PM to 9:00PM Enjoy Shulas famous slow roasted 16oz. Premium Black Angus Beef Prime Rib served with Yorkshire pudding & au jus. Only $28.95 Plan Ahead This Holiday SeasonMake your reservations early for Christmas Day & New Years Eve! *Price does not include tax & gratuity Naples Art Association presents Artists: Espinosa, Garcia, ParkJust north of the Naples Depot 10th Street South (239) 262-6517 ~ NaplesArt.org9th Annual Saturday & Sunday, Nov, 24-25, 2012 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.$5 Suggested Donation A cooperative effort funded in part by the Collier County Tourist Development Tax.SPONSORSCostco, WAVV 101.1, Naples Daily News, Happenings A&E Magazine, Lite 93.7 P AST RE P ASTSHere are some capsule summaries of previous restaurant reviews:Agave Southwestern Grill, 2380 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples; 598-3473 In a blend of Northern Mexican and American Southwestern cuisines, Executive Chef Thomas Rieman puts a sophisticated spin on humble, homespun food. Brought to us by the folks behind Angelinas Ristorante in Bonita Springs, Agave is a great concept executed with panache. The restaurant pays tribute to the agave plant with 200 varieties of tequila, which can be ordered in flights so you can compare; for those less inclined to take it straight there are delicious fruit-and-herbinfused margaritas. Tortillas are pressed in house, and sumptuous guacamole is turned out tableside with your choice of ingredients such as roasted garlic, queso fresco and bacon. From a quickly marinated seafood ceviche to a slowly simmered poblano mole, dishes highlight flavorful ingredients and skillful cooking while never sacrificing authenticity. Reservations are strongly recommended. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere Reviewed October 2011Big Hickory Seafood Grille, 26107 Hickory Blvd., Bonita Springs; 992-0991 This restaurant has for years been known for pairing seafood with unlikely ingredients grouper and bananas, for example and thus showcasing the flavors of Florida and the Caribbean in innovative ways. Its location exploits the rustic charm of a marina that dates to 1969 and affords an impressive view of bay waters, mangrove islands and the finned and feathered inhabitants of each. The apple mango grouper, the chefs latest fruitand-fish combination, upholds the tasty tradition. The fish was nicely bronzed and its thick flakes perfectly moist, and a tart passion fruit sauce nicely contrasted the sweetness of the apple-mango salsa. Some dishes seem overpriced, such as the better-than-average conch fritters at $14 for a half-dozen, but the generously portioned shrimp and lobster scampi is worth every penny at $29. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed June 2012Coast, Edgewater Beach Hotel, 1901 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Naples; 403-2181 This chic, modern restaurant serves internationally inspired cuisine to hotel guests as well as visitors lucky enough to find the Edgewater. Coast has a sleek, sophisticated lounge vibe: black leather chairs, white linen tablecloths, shiny wooden floors, a dramatic cluster of red and gold pendant lights hanging under a huge, black ceiling medallion. Modernstyled couches for cocktail hour edge the dining space, which is really just an open extension of the lobby with chill-out music providing a hip backdrop. Floorto-ceiling windows frame views of the palm-lined courtyard, swimming pools and the gulf beach just beyond. But Coast has substance as well as style. In just nine dishes, the entre list ranges from the simple, family-friendly appeal of a burger with sea salt fries to the hearty comfort of a roasted chicken stuffed with goat cheese and leeks to the upmarket sophistication of beef tenderloin medallions with red wine demi-glace. Coastal comfort dishes such as shrimp and grits are as dazzling as globe-spanning creations like Moroccan-spiced lamb meatballs and diver scallops with an Asian flair. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed September 2012Grouper & 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 table (no reservations 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 2011 Michelbobs Champion Ribs, 371 Airport Pulling Road, Naples; 6437427 Michelbobs signature spice rub enhances its slow-smoked Danish baby backs, a mustard and paprika blend presented in shakers on every table just in case you want an extra punch of flavor. There are also two bottled sauces to slather on the meaty bones one tangy with mustard (complex and well balanced), the other smoky-sweet (tasting heavily of Liquid Smoke). All of which is enough to satisfy anyone with a serious hankering for good ribs. But if your hankering is for smoked pork shoulder or chicken, you might be less impressed. When all was said and done and all saucy fingers licked clean, the baby backs truly stood out from the rest of the meal. The flesh was tender enough to slip off easily and had those crispy edges that just add a little extra texture to the experience. Among the side dishes, the smoky-sweet baked beans studded with chunks of pork were a real standout. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed July 2012 Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C31 LIVE ENTERTAINMENT DAILY Sunday Thursday 4 6:30pmreservations till 6:30pmNew GM David Willit and his crew are inviting you to taste the New Mediterranean Menu WITH ALL THE DAILY SPECIALS STARTING WITH: $9.95DAILY LUNCH SPECIALS Lunch: Tue.-Sat. 12pm till 3pm Dinner: Daily 5:pm till closed 700 Fifth Ave. S., Naples, FL 34102 (239) 659-7008VerginaRestaurant.com DINNER FOR 2 AND A BOTTLE OF WINE FOR$39.95 CUISINESeafood reigns at Miromars new Tipsy TarponSomeone in the kitchen at the Tipsy Tarpon Seafood Shack has a serious sweet tooth. That was evident throughout my recent meal there, from the appetizers to the fried peanut b utter and jelly sandwich thats served as dessert (more on that later). The casual restaurant that opened last month has a menu full of treasures from the sea oysters (on the half shell or cooked), calamari, conch, fin fish, shrimp, crab legs along with a handful of items for those who prefer landbased protein, such as chicken wings, burgers and cheese fries. But starting with the appetizers, we found that dishes tended toward the sweet side. Take the Lighthouse ceviche ($6.99), for example, which was beautifully presented with mango salsa, a slice of avocado, a shrimp on top and colorful tortilla chips on the side. This dish, which hails from Central and South America but has become popular in U.S. coastal regions as well, used citrus juices to marinate and, essentially, cook the fish. Yet another component thats critical to a good ceviche is something that gives it some heat. Thats usually peppers. Although Tipsys version had plenty of citrus and lots of pieces of jalapeno, they imparted no spice whatsoever. Add in the mango salsa and the result was a sweetish, somewhat bland, concoction. Our server was happy to bring us some hot sauce, which added a bit of zest. Another reason this dish failed was that the fish used was basa an inexpensive fish that many restaurants tout as being just like grouper, but that, unfortunately, has no flavor. Some people like it for that very reason, but I think it should be identified in any dish in which its used. At Tipsys, the menu simply said the ceviche contained fresh cut fish. Our other appetizer, the fire coral shrimp ($9.99), consisted of lightly breaded then fried shrimp tossed with a tangy sauce that did have a bit of heat. From the entrees, my companion ordered blackened grouper with mango salsa ($21.99). (Other cooking options were fried, grilled, pan-seared and broiled with a choice of sauces that also included pesto, piccata, scampi and crab de gallo.) The fish was tender and flaky, with a bronzed look and a well-seasoned crust. The mango salsa was pretty but, as with the ceviche, it lacked much flavor beyond the sweetness of the fruit. From the selection of side dishes, we tried the island rice, which was OK, and the veggies, a mix of fresh broccoli, mushrooms, carrots and yellow squash that had been lightly seasoned. Shrimp lovers can chow down on the Big Shrimp Platter ($23.99), a dish featuring grilled shrimp, scampi and fried shrimp (regular or with coconut). With this dish, we ordered smashed potatoes and Tipsy slaw. The scampi had a pleasant garlicky sauce. The skewered grilled shrimp were lightly seasoned, and the cocktail sauce that accompanied them needed more horseradish. The coconut shrimp were good, too, with just a hint of sweetness, but melba sauce served with them was cloyingly sweet. This was clearly a dessert sauce that had lost its way. The potatoes were thick and buttery, but the slaw was a no-show. I didnt realize it until we were well into the meal and didnt want it at that point. As it was, I didnt come close to finishing the shrimp. Nonetheless, we soldiered on to dessert. First up: fried peanut b utter and jelly sandwich ($3.95). Like all the other unlikely items that are fried these days cheesecake, Oreos, etc. it was hard to tell from the outside what it was. But one taste cleared things up. A thin layer of creamy peanut b utter and just a touch of jelly lay between pieces of bread that had been fried to a golden brown then dressed with the aforementioned melba sauce. In this case, the sauce worked just fine. This is a dessert that tastes far better than it sounds. Less successful was something called chocolate crunch ($6.95), which had a mousse-like layer on top of a praline crunch crust. It looked nice, but the chocolate didnt have the rich resonance of a homemade dessert. Atmospherically, theres no mistaking what the Tipsy Tarpons mission is. The walls are covered with weathered wood, similar to that of an old ship. Large prints of fish scales and what looked like fish eyes are mounted on the walls. A saltwater fish tank takes up much of the far wall, and still more nautical memorabilia fishing lures, crab traps, glass and Styrofoam buoys and even a scuba diver hangs from the ceiling. And lets not forget the Capt. Morgan likeness standing at the ready next to the host station. Kitschy? Sure, but pleasantly so. The service staff tries hard to make sure customers are well attended to. Our server and the trainee who assisted him were pleasant and efficient. What the Tipsy Tarpon needs now to ensure smooth sailing is to make sure things in the kitchen are shipshape. Ceviche is beautifully plated, with a trio of colorful tortilla chips for scooping. Fire coral shrimp have a light breading topped with a tang y sauce. Tipsy Tarpon Seafood Shack>> Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday >> Reservations: No >> Credit cards: Accepted >> Price range: Appetizers, $6.99-$17.99; entrees, $12.99-$24.99 >> Beverages: Full bar >> Seating: Booths, tables, high tops and bar inside; bar and tables outside >> Specialties of the house: Seafood >> Volume: Moderate to high >> Parking: Free lotRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: Miromar Outlets, Ben Hill Grif n Parkway and Corkscrew Road, Estero; 949-4447SuperbNoteworthyGoodFairPoor KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLY karenFELDMAN email@example.com
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