www.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. V, No. 8 FREE WEEK OF NOV. 29-DEC. 5, 2012 OPINION A4 PROFILE IN PARADISE A6 TOWN HALL TALK A12 CLUB NOTES A25 ON THE MOVE B4 REAL ESTATE B9 OPEN HOUSE MAP B30 PUZZLES C10 FILM REVIEW C11 BOOK REVIEW C12 SOCIETY C26-29 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 Multiple personalitiesActress turns passion for Dickens into a one-woman show with 23 characters. C1 Farm City BBQSee who filled up at the 57th annual day-beforeThanksgiving feast. A26 By the booksSuccessful self-publishing involves much more than writing. B1 Pet projectsSee whos ready for adoption from Humane Society Naples. A30 DRONES ABOVE SEE NEEDS, A10 The Federal Aviation Administration has a 2015 deadline to get the nations airspace ready to include remotely piloted and autonomous aircraft. Florida could be a national test site. Privacy advocates are leery.BY IRENE KLOTZ SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY Drones like this MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle have been used to carry precision-guided bombs. Drones have more recently been seen as being able to perform a variety of practical applications. Officers can control and watch images taken by unmanned drones.COURTESY PHOTOS / FLORIDA WEEKLY ILLUSTRATION Now that Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida has finished distributing 12,000 turkeys and a whole bunch of potatoes to some of the more than 160 non-profits it supplies, staff and volunteers can focus on the food banks busiest fundraising days of of the year. I tell people to some extent were like a toy store; half our income for the year comes in in about six to eight weeks, says Al Brislain, executive director. A good portion of it keeps us able to ship in food from all over the United States year round. From ringing bells beckoning donations at supermarket entrances throughout Southwest Florida to the Bonita Springs Assistance Offices 34-year-old Stocking Fund campaign, nonprofits that provide food and other social services are harnessing the holiday spirit to keep them running through the dog days ahead. Contributions in December will help many families over the summer when its the hardest time, says Maribel Slabaugh, executive director of the BSAO. During what has been the agencys primary yearly fundraiser each December, the organizations Stocking Fund drive seeks monetary donations to pay for the BSAO emergency pantry and other assistance.Harnessing the holiday spirit for the dog days ahead BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ oridaweekly.com SEE DRONES, A8
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History and its empires? Merely a memento mori. Mathematics and music? The first isnt real and the second vanishes with the notes, in a heartbeat. Biology? One thing today, another thing tomorrow, then gone with the wind, like dinosaurs. Economics? Drink all night and youll be broke before dawn. Art? Fades away before you can shout, Hey. And as for astrophysics, get to the bottom of that deep well and you can draw only a single conclusion: Life is short and the universe is long. Or the multiple universes, as the latest theory holds. For the last three decades ever since I first became a father with the incumbent duty of knowing everything Ive been mouthing off about the universe and its size as if I had personally counted all 100 million stars in the Milky Way Galaxy. I wandered around describing it as one of millions of galaxies. Thats what I always told my three boys. I even couched my vast knowing in a question, like a lawyer. Do you know how big this one galaxy alone is? I would ask in a patronizing and incredulous tone? No, how big? theyd reply kindly, ignoring the fact that Id asked and answered the same question on dozens of previous occasions. Its a hundred million stars big, Id announce triumphantly. Good old dad. Knows everything. The high priest of big truths. Last week, however, my astrophysical catechism ended forever when I learned that the Milky Way is not, in fact, 100 million stars big. Not only that, but there are not merely millions of galaxies in the universe, as I had reflexively repeated for decades. How could I have been so wrong for so long? Id just about gotten my little mind around that big number 100 million stars when I learned from an immaculate source (it was not the Virgin Mary) that the Milky Way contains something on the order of more than 100 billion stars. And one billion, as we all know, is a million multiplied 1,000 times. Not only that, but the universe is likely to have as many as 500 billion sizeable galaxies. The 100,000 figure Id been throwing around does have a place in the cosmos of astrophysicists, apparently. It describes distance in light years, according to my nearly immaculate source (the not-so-virgin NASA). If you started on one end of this galaxy and traveled its diameter or distance at the speed of light roughly 186,000 miles per second you could reach the other end in 100,000 years. Keep in mind were talking about just one funky little galaxy in a universe of (not millions) billions of funky little galaxies. Can I justifiably call the Milky Way little? I think so. If there are billions of galaxies, then one must be little. Since human lifespans amount to about 70 years, to travel from one end of this galaxy to the other at the speed of light wed have to live the equivalent of 1,429 lifetimes. That would be like trying to walk from Florida to Chicago but having only about 10 minutes to live long enough to make most of the first mile. And since we have only a single lifetime, can I justifiably call it short? I think so. Which might lead me to the conclusion that none of this really matters. And neither does anything else. Trouble in the Middle East, the Sudan, or the deep South? Doesnt matter. The recent presidential election or the works of Beethoven or the invasion of Gaul by Caesar or the invention of gunpowder by the Chinese or the building of the pyramids? Immaterial. Hurricanes, tsunamis, terrorists, philanthropists, old habits, new habits or right and wrong? A matter of definition, and irrelevant besides. The fact that you kicked your dog, you didnt acknowledge a neighbor in need, you yelled at your kids harshly, you lied to your spouse, you threw a can out the window, or you let a bully push somebody around? Huh. But for some reason, thats not what I think. Im not embarking on a theological discussion, either. I attended a wedding last week at which a large number of people thought they already had the answers, theologically speaking. And I was standing in the parking lot under a star-spangled night sky with my oldest and my youngest sons, admitting my massive errors in fact and once again ogling the mysterious universe, when the Pentecostal preacher emerged from the reception, born again and homeward bound. We talked, as preachers and columnists will do. What is your religion? he finally asked. Agnostic, I said. I plain flat dont know at least I dont know the answer to the big question: Who created the universe and how did we get here? And you dont either. Thus ended that conversation and all those like it: Ite, missa est. Pax vobiscum. But I do know this, it occurred to me later (and in this regard the preacher and I may share a common view): It all matters now. Every time you walk out with your children to play or dance or work, every time you show them kindness or humor or nonsense (those human things), every time you give yourself in love, or t olerate those who anger you, or even acknowledge another person gently and kindly, youre traveling faster than the speed of light. Every time you act for the good of another (that was Platos definition of love), youre crossing distances so vast that they cant be measured and they probably cant even be imagined. You are, in short, traveling from one end of the Milky Way to the other, and laying your signature across the whole damn thing: This is who we are. This is who I am. Will that matter? Will that matter later? I dont know. And I dont even care. Its what we have now, with Hanukkah and Christmas approaching across a troubled world and a mysterious universe, and with this galloping life getting shorter every day. a i i s s rogerWILLIAMSrwilliams@floridaweekly.com COMMENTARY
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 5, 2012 The networks had barely called the election for President Barack Obama before GOP elites rushed to embrace an amnesty for illegal immigrants. Getting killed by almost 3-1 among Latino voters understandably concentrates the mind, but its no reason to lose it. The post-election Republican reaction has been built on equal parts panic, wishful thinking and ethnic pandering. Its one thing to argue that amnesty is the right policy on the merits. Its another to depict it as the magic key to unlocking the Latino vote. John McCain nearly immolated himself within the Republican Party with his support for amnesty and did all of four points better among Latino voters in 2008 than Mitt Romney did in 2012, according to exit polls. What is the common thread uniting McCain, the advocate of comprehensive immigration reform, and Romney, the advocate of self-deportation? They are both Republicans supporting conservative economic policies. Surely that had more to do with their showing among Latinos than anything they did or didnt say about immigration. According to Census Bureau data, among native-born Hispanics, 50 percent of all households with children are headed by unmarried mothers. About 40 percent of all households receive benefits from a major welfare program. This doesnt mean that the GOP shouldnt try to appeal to persons in these households. It does mean that they arent natural Republican voters. Latinos tend to have liberal attitudes toward government. Take health care. An ImpreMedia/Latino Decisions poll of Latinos conducted on the eve of the election found that 61 percent of Latinos supported leaving Obamacare in place. Sixty-six percent believed government should ensure access to health insurance, perhaps because 32 percent of nonelderly Latinos lack health insurance, about twice the national average. These are facts that never intrude upon Wall Street Journal editorials scolding Republicans for supposedly turning their backs on budding new recruits. In the Journals telling, if it werent for Republican intransigence on immigration, Latino voters would be eagerly joining the fight for lower marginal tax rates and the block-granting of Medicaid. Republican donors with a disproportionate influence in the party would be perfectly happy to jettison the cause of immigration enforcement. They are fine with a flood of low-skilled immigrants competing with low-skilled American workers. And why shouldnt they be? These immigrants dont suppress their wages; they care for their children and clean their pools. Whenever it is pointed out that illegal immigration tends to harm lowskill workers already here, the comeback is the scurrilous canard that there are some jobs that no Americans will do. But most hotel maids, construction workers, coal miners and workers in meatpacking all tough, thankless jobs are U.S.-born. If it is hard to entice legal workers into such positions, here is a radical concept: Pay them more. None of this is to deny that the GOP has a tonal problem on immigration, or that Latino voters care deeply about the issue. Absent a greater economic appeal to all working-class voters, though, its hard to see how an obviously opportunistic turnabout on immigration will help the party much. Amnesty isnt a quick fix for the GOPs problems. Would that it were. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.In Gaza, its the occupation, stupidThe Palestinian people want to be free of the occupation, award-winning Israeli journalist Gideon Levy summed up this week. It is that simple. This latest Israeli military assault on the people of Gaza is not an isolated event, but part of a 45-year occupation of the sliver of land wedged between Israel and the Mediterranean Sea, where 1.6 million people live under a brutal Israeli blockade that denies them most of the basic necessities of life. Without the unwavering bipartisan support of the United States for the Israeli military, the occupation of Palestine could not exist. At the time of this writing, the overall Palestinian death toll of the sevenday assault, dubbed Operation Pillar of Cloud by the Israel Defense Forces, is more than 116, more than half of them civilians, including 27 children and 11 women. Hamas has fired hundreds of rockets from Gaza into Israel, which, to date, have killed three Israeli civilians. President Barack Obama said on Sunday, There is no country on earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders. So, we are fully supportive of Israels right to defend itself from missiles landing on peoples homes and workplaces and potentially killing civilians. No one questions that right, responds Richard Falk, the United Nations special rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territories, professor emeritus of international law at Princeton University and the author of more than 50 books on war, human rights and international law. The question is: When and how is it appropriate? Here, as before in 2008, when Israel launched a similar devastating attack on the population and people of Gaza, there were alternatives, and this kind of approach to security ends up with a new cycle of violence at higher levels of intensity. Its time for the international community to take some responsibility for protecting the people of Gaza. Since 2000, according to an article from the British medical journal The Lancet, the Israeli military has killed more than 6,000 Palestinians. They are harassed at checkpoints, imprisoned arbitrarily, denied clean water and sanitation, and suffer from systemic malnutrition, all part of the illegal siege and blockade. World-renowned linguist and author Noam Chomsky recently visited Gaza, describing it as the worlds largest open-air prison. Amidst reports of an imminent ceasefire, I spoke with Dr. Mona El-Farra in Gaza. She is the health chair of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society of the Gaza Strip, which, as part of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, is protected under the Geneva Conventions. Airplanes are still in the sky, drones are in the sky, and we can hear intermittent shelling. People are tense, hoping for a cease-fire, but people dont want a cease-fire at any cost. We want guarantees from Israel that this will not happen again. I asked her what it is like to endure an air raid: Every other minute, directly in my area, the airplanes are there, and they hit within 100 meters of my building. You can overhear from the other areas, because it is very noisy, F-16s bombing with large explosions. The whole building shakes, and some of my windows have been shattered. Dr. ElFarra and her 20-year-old daughter hide under their table. She gets only a few minutes sleep at a time. With every air raid, you can see the fire from my window, the fire and the smoke. She also braves the open streets to attend to her responsibilities with the Red Crescent Society. They have set up phone banks to provide psychological counseling to Gazans who are dealing with death and injury, who are living under the stress of continuous air bombardment and the threat of imminent ground invasion. We have terrified children in Gaza, children who do not have enough water, do not have enough food, no medicine ... with all that, children have no safe place. There is no place safe in Gaza. I dont know what will happen next if this madness continues. In the last week, it has been like hell for us. It is ugly, it is horrible. Jody Williams, winner of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize for her work with the International Campaign to Ban Landmines and chair of the Nobel Womens Initiative told me, It is very hard to think about Israel calling what it is doing defending itself when it is occupying Palestinian territory. Its collective punishment. We cannot support punishing an entire population because of the policies and attacks of Hamas. Its illegal. The answer is simple, and increases the chances of security on all sides: End the occupation. Denis Moynihan contributed research to this column. 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His primary motivation for running was to promote the establishment of a state bank in Florida. Ive interviewed him several times on my show, and the more I talk with him, the more I believe hes on to something.David wants Florida to establish a state bank similar to the one in North Dakota, which is the only such bank in the United States. North Dakota deposits all state revenues into its own bank and uses the deposit base to formulate capital for lending in the same manner as private commercial banks. Consequently, North Dakota pays no financing charges on its infrastructure projects, saving taxpayers millions in debt service. The bank also helps smaller community banks fund projects in their communities, all with great success. The Bank of North Dakota has been operating in this fashion since 1919. During the Great Recession, North Dakota did not experience the tight credit and financial gridlock that plagued the rest of the nation. David maintains that with out-ofcontrol spending in Washington and unsustainable national debt, we Floridians could benefit from having more control through our own state bank. In fact, he argues, why not establish a Collier County bank for the Paradise Coast?David grew up in Burlington Vt., and graduated from Brown University in 1991 with a degree in business economics. He went to work as an underwriter for AIG and then moved into institutional asset management, focusing primarily on insurance company asset management and other institutional fixed income portf p d c c o bobHARDEN e-mail: email@example.com PROFILES IN PARADISEFormer candidate still campaigning for a state bank Talking points with David BolducAs a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A Division 1 hockey player at an Ivy League school. I gured out at an early age my chances of having hockey pay my bills were slim, so I wanted to have a solid education to fall back upon. What would you be doing if you werent doing this? People who know me well say I should have become a veterinarian. Guilty pleasure: Chips of any kind. Most recent vacation: This past summer my family went on a Danube River cruise from Budapest to Bavaria. It was fantastic. One thing on your bucket list: Spend a year in a small European town with no TV or cell phone, just totally immersed in the smalltown European way of life. Skill or talent you wish you had: I wish I could play the bass in a rock or jazz band. Advice for your kids: Never stop doing your own research on things you are taught in school, hear on the news or are told by politicians. And when doing your own research, follow the money. More often than not, the people delivering the message are delivering a message that will not counter their funding. Best thing about kids: They are incredibly perceptive, and are always looking for ways to laugh. Last book you read: Web of Debt by Ellen Brown. Something youll never understand: Why most of us feel paying down our debt can be accomplished by electing a president or Congress from a different political party. We have not been debt-free since 1835, and leadership has switched between Democrats and Republicans dozens of times. Pet peeve: Slow drivers who refuse to get out of the passing lane. Something people would be surprised to nd out about you: I still have a baby tooth. What the Paradise Coast really needs: A bike path along the beach, much like in Southern California. And a Collier County bank, of course. folios. Hes currently working for a precious metals institutional asset manager. He and his wife, Shelley, have two sons: 11-year-old Trevor and 9-year-old Colin. Bob Harden is the producer and host of The Bob Harden Show, airing from 7-8 a.m. weekdays at www.bobharden.com. The show is archived for listeners convenience. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 5, 2012 Using unmanned aircraft was just part of the job for Bob Lawless when he was a noncommissioned officer in Afghanistan. Now a strawberry grower in Polk County, Fla., Mr. Lawless would like to use the technology to make his farm more productive. Driving through his companys 18,000 acres is time-consuming and strawberries have a short, threeto five-day window for harvesting. With a drone relaying aerial imagery, Mr. Lawless figures he could deploy his staff more efficiently and harvest more crop. The agricultural industry is just one of dozens of potential users of unmanned aerial systems, or UAS. Biologists at the University of Florida in Gainesville already are using a small cameraequipped drone to survey brown pelican populations off the west coast of Florida, manatees in the Florida Keys and pygmy rabbits in Idaho. The question, whether you are working on possums or something exciting like whooping cranes, is how many there are? It is the toughest question biologists have to answer. If you have images, you can determine vegetative types and what kind of habitats there are, and you can measure change over time, said University of Florida researcher Franklin Percival. Under legislation passed by Congress this year and signed by President Obama in February, the Federal Aviation Administration has until Sept. 30, 2015, to get the nations airspace ready to include remotely piloted and autonomous aircraft. Similar systems have been in use by the military for 40 years and more recently by law enforcement agencies, firefighters and other civilian first-response agencies, as well as by university researchers. Operating outside restricted military airspace in the United States and above 400 feet currently requires a special FAA permit. The agency so far has prohibited widespread drone flights largely because the vehicles are not equipped to adequately detect and maneuver away from other aircraft to prevent midair collisions. But with technology advancing and commercial demand growing, the FAA is preparing to take its next step by setting up six UAS test sites. Competition is keen, with about 35 states, including Florida, expected to submit proposals. The solicitation, originally due in July, is now anticipated to be released before the end of the year. When you look at the business, its billions of dollars of opportunity, said Jim Kuzma, chief operating officer Space Florida, a state-backed aerospace economic development organization that is spearheading Floridas UAS test site bid. We think were pretty well positioned for a couple of reasons. We look at the state and the capabilities and we have Embry-Riddle (Aeronautical University) in Daytona and all that they do both in general aviation and next-generation activities. We have a tremendous number of military contractors who have been flying platforms over in the war zones and that technology can transfer with different sensor packages to support civil applications. We have an abundance of coastline and access to water, which is critical for testing of new platforms and systems because youre not allowed to operate over populated areas, currently, so if you get out over the water you can meet that criteria very easily. If you go around and look at the state, between all our restricted airspace and military operating areas we have a lot to offer in terms of being able to test concepts, platforms and sensors. Were looking at certain areas throughout the state to be able to operate, but it is really a very careful integration to not cause any challenges with general aviation or interrupt passenger or cargo traffic, Kuzma said. Key to Space Floridas proposal is a six-year business plan should the state be selected to host a UAS test site and a backup plan to support expansion of the industry even if its not. The agency already has lined up more than 65 partners on the project. The applications are whats exciting for us. Think of the apps on your phone and the businesses that created them. Look at those kinds of things and how you translate that into a service that someone wants, Mr. Kuzma said. Evidently, folks see the business opportunities that we see here in Florida otherwise I dont think there would be that many folks submitting proposals.Rules of the roadRules about where and when drones can fly and who can operate them are still under development. And there are still technical hurdles, such as setting up the bandwidth for secure UAS radio communications and refining collisionavoidance systems. But among the most pressing issues are privacy concerns and public perceptions. Right now, under current U.S. laws there are very few restrictions on our ability to take pictures or videos of individuals outside, said Harley Geiger, who served as the policy attorney with the Center for Democracy and Technology in Washington, D.C. Some of the privacy issues that we see with drones are very different than the sort of surveillance that can be conducted with a helicopter. Drones can quietly watch an entire town without refueling. It can conduct a pervasive and secret surveillance that helicopters cannot match, Mr. Geiger said. You cant avoid it if youre outside unless you take cover. People dont want to be on YouTube whenever they go outside, he added. In response to Freedom of Information Act lawsuits filed by the San Franciscobased Electronic Frontier Foundation, the FAA now posts on its website details about some drone flights, including who has permission to fly, what type of aircraft is being flown and where, when and how long the system can be airborne. We are concerned with the domestic use of drones, particularly in law enforcement. There are implications on Constitutional rights by potentially having drones overhead all the time. The rights we have in the physical world need to make it over into the digital domain, said Rebecca Jeschke, an Electronic Frontier Foundation analyst. The University of North Dakota is attempting to get ahead of the issue by establishing protocols for specific situations, such as what happens if an adult or child gets lost in a corn field. Were a fairly agricultural area around us and a UAS, in theory, would be a good way to look for that individual, particularly with infrared (sensors) where youre looking for the heat of the body in this relatively cold background. With those sort of model protocols, were trying to think about what the potential issues will be with each one of them. Our plan is to not look at UASs in general. We want to look at specific situations and ask what are the issues related to that particular situation and can we then approve that for ongoing research and go from step to step, work up to more complex kinds of situations, said Barry Milavetz, University of North Dakotas associate vice president for research. Gretchen West, executive vice president with the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International trade group, said drones will have very specific missions, not widespread surveillance. It doesnt mean these aircraft are flying throughout the nations airspace. Theyll be used for law enforcement, to monitor traffic, for search and rescue and to track suspects. Its not meant to sit over someones house and take video, Ms. West said. In September, the Government Accountability Office warned that concerns about national security, privacy, and interference with Global Positioning System satellite signals have not been resolved and that the FAA, which already missed one deadline for setting up the UAS test sites, still has much work to do. The government is not offering funding for the drone test sites. Mr. Kuzma said he expects respondents to have 90 days to submit proposals once the FAA releases its solicitation. DRONESFrom page 1Theyve gone by different names over the years unmanned aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles, UAVs, and now known as unmanned aerial systems, or UAS but from the 27-foot long Predator to the 1-foot Wasp these aircraft are piloted by an operator on the ground or fly themselves autonomously. The military has been using drones for years, but they burst onto public consciousness during the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. Now, the Federal Aviation Administration is working to integrate drones in the National Airspace System. In addition to the military, NASA, the Department of Homeland Security and other federal agencies, Florida entities that have special permission to fly drones include the University of Florida, which operates a 13-pound MAKO UAS at or below 1,000 feet, and the Miami-Dade Police Department, which flies a Honeywell Micro Air Vehicle. Any system flying above 400 feet needs a special FAA permit to operate. Beginning in May, the FAA has the authority to permit unmanned vehicles weighing up to 55 pounds. For now, operators on the ground must be licensed pilots and they must maintain a clear line-of-sight to the drones during flight. Florida, which will bid for one of the FAAs six UAS test sites, wants to test technologies to expand the distance and operational criteria for ground control. Irene KlotzWhats a drone? COURTESY PHOTONaval Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Air Demo featured (front to back, left to right) RQ-11A Raven, Evolution, Dragon Eye, NASA FLIC, Arcturus T-15, Skylark, Tern, RQ-2B Pioneer, and Neptune. UAV demonstrations highlight unmanned technology and capabilities from the military and industry. TYLER JONES / UF-IFASUniversity of Florida doctoral student John Perry launches an unmanned airplane over Lake Okeechobee. Ground station monitor Thomas Rambo, seated, controls the launch via laptop computer, and gives a thumbs-up. The airplane is equipped with a camera and global-positioning equipment that collect data that wildlife researchers can use for a variety of purposes. COURTESY PHOTOSpc. Jeremy Squirres prepares a Shadow 200 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for launch at Forward Operating Base Warhorse, Iraq. The RQ-7 Shadow is capable of delivering a 20 pound Quick-MEDS canister to front-line troops.
Velma is among one in four in Collier County who suffer from a mental illness. One in nine of us will experience some form of substance abuse. When a family member, friend or coworker battles a mental health or substance abuse problem, we suffer with them. Thankfully, David Lawrence Center is here for our community. A not-for-prot organization founded and still governed by community leaders, the David Lawrence Center is the behavioral health component of our communitys healthcare network. A true local resource, it relies on donations, fees and grants to invest in the health, safety and wellbeing of our community. When you or someone you love needs help, call on the highly compassionate, committed and competent professionals of the David Lawrence Center to inspire you to move beyond the crisis towards life-changing wellness. Mental health is a community issue. Fortunately, theres a community solution. Her Mind is Our Concern. DavidLawrenceCenter.org NAPLES 239-455-8500 IMMOKALEE 239-657-4434After witnessing the unthinkable at 12 years old her mother shot at the hands of her stepfather Velma quit school and started picking in the elds of Immokalee to support her brothers and sisters. Velma remained upbeat and had a family of her own, but then experienced multiple, devastating losses and trauma and was diagnosed with a debilitating health issue. She felt suicide was the only way to escape her sadness, fear and pain. For her childrens sake, she nally asked for help from the David Lawrence Center. Here she found hope, healing and tools to cope with her mental and physical health problems by working with a case manager, therapist, and utilizing the Centers new, innovative telemedicine technology to meet routinely with her psychiatrist in Naples remotely from the Immokalee ofce. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 5, 2012 NEWS A9 Scanner can detect fake I.D.s at events where alcohol is soldDrug Free Collier offers free loanersIn 2011, alcohol compliance checks conducted by the Collier County Sheriffs Office and the Division of Alcoholic Beverage and Tobacco cited 60 locations for selling alcohol to a minor. Alcohol compliance checks can be conducted anywhere alcohol is sold, including festivals, fundraising events and cook-offs. Drug Free Collier offers free use of its alcohol ID scanners for such events. The battery-operated or electric scanners provide immediate age verification while identifying fake drivers licenses with a quick swipe. This helps prevent alcohol from getting into the wrong hands. For details about borrowing a scanner for an upcoming event, call 3770516 or e-mail Drug Free Collier at firstname.lastname@example.org. Watching for traffic violationsThe Collier County Sheriffs Office gives drivers a heads-up that traffic enforcement deputies will be posted at the following spots the week of Dec. 3-7:Monday, Dec. 3 Airport-Pulling and Pine Ridge roads Aggressive driving Naples Boulevard Speeding Vineyards Boulevard at Vineyards Elementary School Speeding Tuesday, Dec. 4 Davis and Lakewood boulevards Red light running Radio Road and Donna Street Speeding Airport-Pulling Road and Glades Boulevard Aggressive driving Wednesday, Dec. 5 Santa Barbara Boulevard and Golden Gate Parkway Speeding Collier and Green boulevard Red light running Coronado Parkway Speeding Thursday, Dec. 6 Immokalee and Livingston roads Red light running Airport-Pulling Road and Orange Blossom Drive Red light running Pine Ridge Road at Pine Ridge Middle School Aggressive driving Friday, Dec. 7 Rattlesnake Hammock Road and U.S. 41 East Red light running Davis Boulevard and County Barn Road Speeding Santa Barbara Boulevard and Radio Road Speeding
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 5, 2012 A Healthy Swing Starts with Healthy Feet D. K Lb t D. Jn TbfDOWNTOWN NAPLES GOODLETTE MEDICAL PARKD. B TbbLELY GRIDLEY BUILDING (ACROSS FROM THE LELY HORSES)D. Hr LNORTH NAPLES ROYAL PALM MEDICAL BUILDING Immediate Emergency & Same Day AppointmentsAccepting New Patients! Call 239-430-3668 D. TbfDPMD. LbDPM, FACFAS, DABLESD. LDPMD. TbbDPM, AACFAS, DABLES Easily EliminateRelief and Results for You.At the same time that organizations are ramping up efforts to raise funds, the end of the year brings a wave of both volunteerism and those seeking help. While the economy is showing signs of improvement, agency directors say, a huge increase in need that peaked during the recession especially among people who work but still live in poverty has yet to recede. It just seems to me like theres more working poor, says Cindy Banks, selfdescribed chief cook and bottle washer at Discipleship Driven Ministries Thrift Store and Food Pantry in Port Charlotte. Rae Nicely, executive director of Lehigh Community Services, sees a similar trend. Now its regular, everyday people, she says. Its the working class of people that have lost their jobs. Of the some 12,000 calls to Collier Countys 24-hour 211 help line since the service began in February, connecting callers with a broad menu of human services, roughly 40 percent requested help with rental or utilities payments, according to Mary George, CEO of the Community Foundation of Collier County, which manages the call line. The requests for assistance have far outweighed the dollars that have been available, Ms. George adds. Of United Way of Collier Countys 32 partner agencies, many have long lines of people waiting for help with basic necessities, says CEO Steve Sanderson. More people have been served, the backlog has been caught up, but there are still hungry people in town, Mr. Sanderson says. Weve got a lot of work left to do, but were energized by the growth that has occurred over the past few years. Roughly 19,000 calls were made to the 211 help line of United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades in 2007; last year, 53,000 were made, and the agency is on pace to beat that this year. Callers top requests were for help paying food and utility bills. As I read the paper, the economy certainly seems to be getting better, but the amount of people needing help is pretty high, says Cliff Smith, CEO of United Way of Lee County. The good news is the need has kind of leveled off, says Mr. Brislain of the Harry Chapin Food Bank. The bad news is its leveled off at a much higher level than five years ago. Frankly, were concerned with donor fatigue, he adds. Right now were seeing less monetary donations. Were trying to figure out if thats due to the fact the election was late and Thanksgiving was early, so theres sort of a small window there for people to get in the giving spirit, if you will. Were hoping its that and not that people are tired of hearing there are so many people out there in need because there are. More are working poor these days than unemployed, but theyre out here.Crazy, hectic, inspiring Fundraising efforts peak at the end of the year for a number of reasons, including tax breaks on gifts. Agencies also find that more people ask for help this time of year, and more people volunteer it. I think its a time people do a lot of reflection, Mr. Sanderson of Colliers United Way says. They reflect on situations in which people have maybe been a little less fortunate than them. At the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Collier County, the Sarah Ann Drop-In Center is a place where people struggling with mental health issues can find a hot meal and a place to socialize. During the holiday we see more, says Rosemarie Kirk, an assistant navigator there. They do come through more. Also adding to the number of mouths nonprofits must feed over the holidays is the fact that children who normally get reduced-price school lunches are on vacation. Cooler weather plays a part in basic needs that must be met this time of year as well. My belief is demands by people who are homeless is really more a function of the colder weather up north (everyone heads south) and also the colder weather down here, Jim Warnken, executive vice president of the United Way of Collier County, writes in an e-mail. All these factors are making the holidays crazy and hectic but very inspiring for Tracey Galloway, CEO of Community Cooperative Ministries Inc. in Fort Myers. The end of September through the Christmas holiday is the busiest time of year for us, Ms. Galloway says. Thats when people who are in need who dont come forth for assistance any other time of the year will most likely come to our doorstep. Its also doubly busy because we have so much in the way of volunteers, she adds. Everyone seems to rise to the occasion not just us, but all the agencies. NEEDSFrom page 1Right now were seeing less monetary donations. Were trying to figure out if thats due to the fact the election was late and Thanksgiving was early, so theres sort of a small window there for people to get in the giving spirit, if you will. Were hoping its that and not that people are tired of hearing there are so many people out there in need, because there are. More are working poor these days than unemployed but theyre out here. Executive Director Al Brislain, Harry Chapin Food Bank SANDERSON
Series Shell Points Life Enrichment Series offers the opportunity to discover new things about yourself and the world you live in. Concerts, presentations, lectures, shows, special events, and more! (239) 466-1131 www.shellpoint.org Visit www.shellpoint.org/LES for full descriptions of this months events!NewOpportunitiesatShell PointThe public is invited and many of these events are FREE Shell Point Retirement Community is located in Fort Myers, 2 miles before the Sanibel Causeway.Shell Point is a non-profit ministry of The Christian and Missionary Alliance Foundation 2012 Shell Point. All rights reserved. SLS-2289-12Dec.4,11&18 Learn More About Shell Pointat 10:00am. Shell Point Retirement Community will host several informative meetings in December to allow residents of Southwest Florida the opportunity to learn about the Lifestyle and Lifecare available at Shell Point followed by a narrated bus tour of the community. Light refreshments will be provided.Admission is free. Call (239) 466-1131 or 1-800-780-1131 to reserve your space.Mon,Wed,FriShell Point Train Room from 1:30pm-3:30pm. The Gulf Coast Model Railroad is open for tours. Visitors can see this 40 x 40 foot model train layout thats shaped like the state of Florida with Tallahassees old Capitol Building, Epcot and Disney World, and Kennedy Space Center with an orbiting Space Shuttle. Group tours can be scheduled. For more information please call (239) 454-2290.Dec 6 Spanish Brass at 7:30pm. Enjoy delightful music of the Christmas season with Spanish Brass, a quintet comprised of two trumpets, a trombone, a French horn, and a tuba. From classical to contemporary, audiences marvel at the dynamic range and rhythmic intensity of this award-winning quintet. Tickets are $35. To purchase tickets visit www.shellpoint.org/concerts or call (239) 454-2067.Dec 16 Christmas Celebrationat 6:15pm. The Village Church Choir at Shell Point Retirement Community, accompanied by a Festival Orchestra (comprised of area symphony musicians), will present The Many Moods of Christmas This masterwork alternates between the reflective and joyous which provide full expression for meditation and celebration certain to instill the Christmas spirit in all of us. Tickets are $10.To purchase tickets visit www.shellpoint.org/ seasonofpraise or call (239) 454-2147.Dec 21 Holiday Popsat 7:30pm. Come celebrate the joyous music of the holiday season as James M. Stephenson returns to guest conduct the Southwest Florida Symphonys annual Holiday Pops. This years program includes selections from the Nutcracker and traditional holiday favorites, along with some of Jims own arrangements. His music incorporates a fresh and energizing soundscape that delights his audiences. Dont miss this opportunity to celebrate the holiday season with the Southwest Florida Symphony. Tickets are $25. To purchase tickets please visit www.shellpoint.org/concerts or call (239) 454-2067.Dec 22,23,26&27th Home For the Holidaysfrom 10am to 4pm. Are you planning for future healthcare needs or are you concerned about dad and mom living alone? When family is home for the holidays, there is no better time to discuss assisted living. Shell Point Representatives will be on hand two days prior and the two days following Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to tour you and your family around the assisted living buildings and to answer all of your assisted living questions. You are encouraged to stop by whichever day and time works best for you! For more information call 239-454-2077. FREE FREE! Dec. 2012 WEEK OF NOV. 29-DEC. 5, 2012 A11 Tis the season for toy drivesHere are some organizations that are collecting toys and other gifts to give to the less fortunate this holiday season: Donations to the Guadalupe Center of Immokalee holiday gift shop can be dropped off at the Guadalupe Center Resale & Consignment Shop at 8100 Trail Blvd., (on U.S. 41 just south of Vanderbilt Beach Road) in Naples, or at the Guadalupe Center at 509 Hope Circle in Immokalee. The shop, which will be set up in Immokalee for a few days in December, is designed to let parents select presents for their children. For more information, call 657-7711 or visit www.guadalupecenter.org. The Marine Corps League of Naples has Toys for Tots collection boxes in place at all Collier County Publix stores, Walgreens and Regions Bank locations and also at Synovus Bank, 8850 Tamiami Trail N.; Shamrock Bank, 905 Fifth Ave. S.; The Boathouse Restaurant, 990 Broad Ave. S.; Blue Martini in Mercato; and Coastland Center mall (near the food court). Toys will be collected through Dec. 21 for distribution on Dec. 22. Families with children born in 1998 or later are eligible and can register at Toys for Tots headquarters at the former DeVoe Buick/GMC Dealership at 2601 AirportPulling Road at these times: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6; and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7. Signing up requires proof of Collier County residency and a birth certificate for each child. For more information, visit www.MarineCorpsLeagueNaples.com. The Shelter for Abused Women & Children welcomes donations of new, non-violent, unwrapped gifts and necessities for babies, children, teens, adults, seniors and their pets who are recipients of the Shelters many services. See a list of suggested donations at www.naplesshelter.org. To adopt a Shelter family or to host a holiday drive or a Spirit of Giving Tree, call 775-3862, ext. 235, or e-mail RThompson@NaplesShelter.org. Through Dec. 11, Norris Home Furnishings at 5015 Tamiami Trail N. is collecting toys for the children of Pinecrest Elementary School in Immokalee. Gift donations should be new and unwrapped. Store hours are 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. For more information, visit www.norrishomefurnishings.com. Through Dec. 14, Preferred Travel of Naples is a drop-off point for donations to PACE Center for GirlsCollier at Immokalee, Toys for Tots and the Shelter for Abused Women & Children. PACE Center for Girls needs small items to give as rewards for the completion of goals for girls in grades seven through 12. Journals, scrapbook supplies, photo albums, jewelry and manicure/pedicure items are idea. Small items for parents, siblings and other family members are appreciated. PACE girls use points to buy Christmas gifts for family members. Preferred Travel of Naples is at 801 Laurel Oak Drive, Suite 300. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. For more information, call 261-1177.
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, Naples www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 5, 2012 A conversation about Gaza, Israel and elusive peaceWith the recent conflict between the Israeli Defense Forces and Gaza-based Hamas, the world is once again focused on the quest for an enduring peace between Israel and the Palestinian people. Their differences remain stubbornly rooted, and the underlying facts are often obscured by the foggy tumult of history. During his tenure as prime minister, Ehud Olmerts mettle was frequently tested. Israel encountered repeated Hamas rocket fire in the spring and summer of 2008. A short cease-fire was negotiated on Dec. 24 that same year, but rocket fire rained down from Gaza shortly after, when a Hamas smuggling tunnel was destroyed by the IDF. Three days later, Israel mounted a counteroffensive with artillery and rockets. While each escalation is detonated by its own unique set of circumstances, the conflicts of 2008 and 2012 are undeniably connected and eerily similar. I interviewed Prime Minister Olmert in late 2009 and was one of the first and only Americans in that period to ask him about Hezbollah and Hamas, his formula for peace and the dangers of a nuclear Iran. Here is the transcript of that interview. Q: We all support a just peace with the Palestinians. You negotiated a peace deal while you were prime minister. How optimistic are you of the current process toward forging a lasting peace? A: I am optimistic in my nature, and I think that achieving just and lasting peace between us and the Palestinians is feasible and reachable. I think that time is ticking and it is not in favor of both sides. We dont have the privilege of delaying or avoiding taking the right and necessary decision in order to solve the conflict once and for all. By avoiding taking the right decisions, we are leaving the ground for the extremists on both sides and allowing them to dictate the agenda. This is a mistake. In order to try and solve the conflict, I made an extra effort and forwarded to the Palestinian leadership the parameters that might bring a solution to the conflict. Those parameters give the right and only possible answers to the core issues pending between us and the Palestinians including: borders, refugees, Jerusalem and security. It is still not too late and the current Palestinian leadership can adopt my proposal (that I believe will be the solution) and put an end to the conflict. The time of negotiations has expired; now it is time to take hard decisions. Q: Hezbollah and Hamas have historically been obstacles to reaching peace in our lifetime. How significant a threat do they pose to a settlement, and what can the international community do to assist in stopping militant action from these and other groups? A: Hamas and Hezbollah are terrorist organizations of the worst kind. They are trying to take over the society (both of the Palestinians and in Lebanon) by exploiting the democratic processes in order to reign. Both practically took the Palestinian and Lebanese populations as hostages to their extreme and violent ideology. Those organizations that are listed in the terrorist list, both in the U.S.A. and in some countries in Europe, must be isolated, and the international community must stick to its policy and maintain no contact and no dialogue with these organizations. In the same time, the international organization must strengthen the moderates the government of Lebanon and the Palestinian Authority and not to allow these organizations to take over the internal agenda. These terrorist organizations are not only a threat to peace and to the possibilities of achieving peace, but (they are) a real threat to the nature of those two societies, the Palestinian and the Lebanese. Q: The nuclear actions and intentions of Iran rightfully cause concerns TOWN HALL TALK t d H p I rickBORMANrick@rickborman.com
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Thats our pest-free guarantee.Areas primarily affected:NaplesSanibelCaptivaFort Myers BeachBonita SpringsHow well treat it:Deep root feedingArbor Jet Tree Injection Is your bug problem SPIRALING out of control? NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 5, 2012 NEWS A13 TOWN HALL TALKnot only to Israel but the entire region and world. What diplomacy should the United States and other major countries and organizations pursue? A: Iran becoming nuclear is a threat not only to Israel but to the entire free world. Iran is being ruled by an extreme leadership that is making every effort, publically and discretely, to achieve military nuclear abilities. This dangerous leadership is calling once and again to wipe Israel from the map and taking practical steps in order to be ready to achieve this goal. We in Israel, with our history and experience, cannot relate to those statements and actions but seriously. We have no other option if we desire to survive. Israel cannot live with nuclear Iran, the Middle East cannot live with nuclear Iran, and the entire free world cannot accept nuclear Iran. There is a wide spectrum of activities that can be taken by the international community in order to put pressure on Iran and force it to play by the international rules. More sanctions must be imposed on Iran, and the international community must appear united and determined. There is a variety of actions that can and must be taken which were not exhausted yet and should be. Time is of the essence. We cannot allow the Iranians to drag time and continue with their plans. Q: In the wake of the worldwide economic meltdown, how is the economy of Israel faring? If a settlement with the Palestinians is reached, what actions can both entities take to ensure a healthy economy for an independent Palestinian state? A: The Israeli economy is strong and stable and we managed to overcome the worldwide economic crisis. The Palestinian economy also showed its strength and indicated a growth of 9 percent, which must be developed. The Israeli and Palestinian economies should be separate but complimentary. There is a need to increase the volume of cooperation in trade and industry, to nurture the coordination between the two business communities and remove all possible hurdles. Peace will ensure the growth of both economies, and the establishment of a viable contiguous Palestinian state will allow free mobility and access to both goods and population, and will create new and important opportunities of cooperation and growth. Q: America and Israel have been allies for many years. How do the Israeli people, especially the Israeli youth, view America and the current administration? A: Between the United States and Israel, there are strong and unshakeable bonds based on similar values of freedom and democracy. Israel is the only real democracy in the Middle East and serves as a beacon to the United States. There is unpartisan support to Israel that developed throughout the years, and I believe that it will grow as time goes by. The United States is the most important strategic partner to Israel. It is well rooted and nurtured throughout the years, and every American administration is committed to the security and the well being of Israel as a vibrant Jewish state. This was always the case and will continue to be under any administration, including the current one. As prime minister, I exhausted all my energy to increase the intimate cooperation and relationship between our administrations. I also worked relentlessly to promote the understandings and cooperation with both houses of congress and the Jewish organizations. It doesnt mean that we have to agree on everything, on every step or every process. There can be differences of opinion and ideology. There can be difference in attitude. But what contributes to the strength of the relationship is to know on what issues we dont agree. Having said that, I am certain that the basic values and policies are shared and the friendship and commitment will continue under any administration. Q: Moving away from the Middle East, what major issues concern you most as we look to the future for us and our children? How should these be addressed? A: The issue that concerns me more is the growing radicalism in the world and the support that extreme elements, based on extreme ideologies with religious dimensions, are getting from growing parts of the worlds population. In addition, I am disappointed that in the era of globalism, in the 21st century, there are still phenomena of poverty in large scales, disrespect to human lives, to human values and to human rights. Awareness, involvement, promotion and aid to undeveloped countries and society should be put as a goal, with benchmark of implementation, in order to see in our lifetime a better world with better future for generations to come. Rick Borman is the president and producer of the Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speakers Series. Look for Town Hall Talk in Florida Weekly again on Dec. 13, when Mr. Borman interviews Frank Abagnale, the real life subject of the film Catch Me if You Can, who was a 2012 Town Hall guest. For information about the 2013 Town Hall series, visit www.naplestownhall.org. Its Local. Its Entertaining. Its Mobile. Got Download?Its FREE! Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.comThe iPad AppSearch Florida Weekly in the iTunes App Store today.iPad is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. All rights reserved.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA14 WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 5, 2012 NEWS OF THE WEIRDBY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATEWorst laid plansMichael Carrier, 45, was arrested for soliciting prostitution in New Milford, Conn., in August not resulting from a police sting, which is usually how arrests for that crime are made. In Mr. Carriers case, he was disturbing other customers at a Friendlys restaurant because, being hard of hearing, he was shouting to the prostitute the terms of their prospective business arrangement.Least-competent criminals Arthur Bundrage, 28, was arrested in Syracuse, N.Y., in October after he returned to the Alliance Bank which he had just robbed minutes earlier because he discovered that the employee had given him less than the $20,000 his demand note ordered. Officers arrived to find Mr. Bundrage standing by the front doors, trying to get back in. A September theft from a sofa superstore in Northampton, England, ended badly for two men, who had just loaded a pair of couches (worth the equivalent of about $650 each) into their truck and were about to drive off. However, the store manager rushed out and, noticing the trucks unfastened back door, reached in and pulled the sofas out, leaving the men to drive away emptyhanded. The sequence was captured on surveillance video, leading store owner Mark Kypta to liken it to something out of a Benny Hill film. Kalpeshkumar Patel, 40, failed in June to carry out his longstanding threat to burn down the Chevron station in High Springs, Fla. After dousing his car with gasoline in front of the store, he realized he had no lighter or matches and had to ask several customers, without success, to help him out. He was arrested before he could do any damage. Ignatius Michael Pollara, 46, and his mother, 70, were arrested following what police said was a 10-year shoplifting spree that might have spanned 50 states. They were nabbed in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., because, said sheriffs Sgt. Rich Rossman, Mr. Pollara could not resist using a rewards card traced to him, which he used to get credit for some of the purchases he had switched for more expensive items.PerspectiveNeurosurgeon Denise Crute left Colorado in 2005 after admitting to four serious mistakes (including wrong-side surgeries on patients brain and spine) and left Illinois several years after that, when the state medical board concluded that she made three more serious mistakes (including another wrong-side spine surgery). Nonetheless, she was not formally disciplined by either state in that she was permitted merely to surrender her licenses, which the profession does not regard as discipline. In November, Denvers KMGH-TV reported that Dr. Crute had landed a job at the prestigious Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, where she treats post-surgery patients (and she informed Illinois officials recently that she is fully licensed in New York to resume performing neurosurgery). First-world problemsAmerica now has about 700 pet aftercare facilities, providing funeral services to the nations companion animals, according to a September NBC News report. Oakeys, in Roanoke, Va., performs 800 to 900 pet cremations annually and provides about 20 customers a year with pet caskets, part of the estimated $53 billion America spends on pets (higher than the Gross National Products of more than 100 countries). The basic charge of Heartland Pet Cremation of St Louis is $275 for a private cremation, including a basic urn and memorial video slideshow. (For the more upscale, other facilities offer deluxe urns, taxidermy, freeze-drying pets and creating a synthetic diamond out of pet ashes.)Hes got to be freeBriton Stephen Goughs rap sheet includes 18 convictions for failure to wear clothes in public. He has spent the last six years almost continuously in prison because, usually, each time he is released, he immediately shucks his clothes as he walks out the gate (and whenever arrested, he strips during court appearances). He was released in October from his most recent incarceration, in Edinburgh, Scotland, and authorities were puzzled how to proceed since Mr. Gough (aka the naked rambler) appears maniacally committed to the clothes-free lifestyle. A BBC News profile suggests that Scotland may simply send him back to England and hope he stays.Family valuesPolice in Athens, Ga., searching for Homer Parham, 51, at his house in September, came up empty, and his wife said he wasnt there. But as officers were leaving, the couples young daughter said, Mommy locked Daddy in the closet. Mr. Parham was found hiding in a high-up crawl space.Redneck Chronicles James Davis, 73, has been ordered by the town of Stevenson, Ala., to disinter his wifes body from his front yard and re-bury it in a cemetery. The front yard is where she wanted to be, said Mr. Davis, and this way he can visit her every time he walks out the front door. Mr. Davis, who is challenging the order at the Court of Appeals, said he feels singled out, since people in Stevenson have raised pigs in their yard, have horses in the road here and gravesites here all over the place. In October, eight units in the Clear View Apartments in Holland Township, Mich., were destroyed, with two dozen people displaced, when one resident, preparing a meal of squirrel, had a propane torch accident as he was attempting to burn off the rodents fur.
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The Children of Southwest FloridaThank You, Mr. Golisano! B. Thomas Golisano Steps Forward as Generous BenefactorA resident of Naples and noted philanthropist, B. Thomas Golisano is the generous benefactor who pledged to match dollar-for-dollar all childrens hospital capital campaign contributions up to $20 million. Because of his commitment and generosity, the hospital has been renamed in his honor as Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. Mr. Golisano is committed to philanthropy. In addition to his pledge to the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, his generous gifts include the Golisano Childrens Hospital in Rochester, N.Y.; Upstate Golisano Childrens Hospital in Syracuse, N.Y.; the Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples and the Tom Golisano Field House at Ave Maria University.Thank you, Mr. Golisano, not only for your generosity, but also for your trust in our vision and our talented, caring team. JOIN MR. GOLISANO AND GIVE TODAY.All gifts to the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida are matched by Mr. Golisano and support the construction of a new, state-of-the-art, 128-bed comprehensive pediatric health care facilityAmericas Newest Childrens Hospital. To make a gift or learn more about giving opportunities available, contact the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation at 239-343-6950 or visit www.ChildrensHospitalGoal.org. B. Thomas Golisano
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Cost is $10 per person. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Connie Kindsvater at 597-7878 or e-mailing email@example.com. The Genealogical Society of Collier County holds its annual business meeting and holiday dessert party at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive. After the election of officers, Marie Overman will present the evenings program, Christmas in the Marshall Islands, after which dessert will be served. Members are encouraged to bring a small plate of their favorite holiday goodies to share. Guests are always welcome. For more information, visit www.thegscc. 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-I-Serve founders Cal and Donna Wible will also attend. For reservations, call Debbie Scartz at 248-7408 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The newly formed Gulf Coast Orchid Alliance holds its first Third Thursday monthly membership event from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church, 1255 Piper Blvd. (look for the steeples across from Sams on Immokalee Road). All are welcome. For more information, call 498-9741 or visit www.GulfCoastOrchidAlliance.com. Friends and alumni of the University of Iowa gather at Big Als Sports Grill, 8004 Trail Blvd., every Saturday to watch football and socialize over food and drink. For more information, contact Mike Eovino by calling 263-1422 or e-mailing email@example.com. The Naples Newcomers Club welcomes women who have been permanent residents of Naples for no more than five years and who want to meet others who are new to the area. The club meets for lunch at 11:30 a.m. on the second Thursday of every month at country clubs throughout the area. In addition, groups within the club plan outings and dates to share varied interests, such as mahjongg and duplicate bridge, gourmet cooking and discussions about philosophy. Prospective members are invited to coffee at 10 a.m. on the first Thursday of each month. For meeting locations and more information, call 298-4083 or visit www.naplesnewcomers.com. Toastmaster Academy members and guests are invited to a workshop and holiday gathering from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the Bonita Springs Fire Station at 27701 Bonita Grande Drive. The program will focus on becoming a good conversationalist, making a good introduction to others will want to know more about you, conversing comfortably with someone who has a disability, and the art of delivering a sincere compliment, dealing with nosy questions, agreeing to disagree and saying a courteous no. Attendance is free. For more information about Toastmaster Academy, call Tashahara Jallad at (970) 519-1330 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. CLUB NOTES
Seeking to put Gods love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Pampered Cat Sitting...Holiday Special! $25 a visitNaples and Pelican Bay Area Stephen Wright, Cat Care Specialist (800)325.2270 www.KissAlaska.com Scan To Start Exploring Alaska Now! TRAVEL SHOW 28 Years of Touring Alaska!Order your FREE 2013 Alaska Cruises & Tours Brochure and FREE John Halls Alaska Experience DVD today! NAPLESSunday, December 2nd 2:00 PM Bellasera Hotel 221 9th Street South Register to WIN a FREE 14 Day Denali Explorer CruiseTour Learn the FACTS about sary. 7 Day Cruises With:SA VE $500 per person plus $200pp in Additional Savings We Never Pressure You To Book on the Spot! www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA26 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 5, 2012 FILLING UP AT THE FARM CITY BBQREAGAN RULE PHOTOGRAPHY / COURTESY PHOTOS 1 Jim Lindsay, Sen. Garrett Richter and Gary Tice 2 Gary Moore, Bob Bodine, Rob Stonebruner and John Riley 3 Aysegul Timur, Stacy Welch and Nikki Strong 4. Jamie French and Bart Zino 5. Katie Sproul, Bob Newsome and Lara Collier 6. County Commissioner Donna Fiala and State Attorney Steve Russell On the day before Thanksgiving, the 57th annual Farm City BBQ attracted a hungry crowd of 1,300 and raised nearly $40,000 for youth leadership development programs in Collier County. The event has long alternated from year to year between a city location and a farm location; this years gathering took place in a Barron Collier Compa nies citrus grove near the new Arthrex manufacturing facility in eastern Collier county. Proceeds will be divided among the Collier County 4H Association, Youth Leadership Collier, the Collier County Junior Deputy League and Key Club International. 1 4 2 3 5 6 Fuel Up & Dine With Us. Receive A ONE MONTH Complimentary Membership!Offer Expires 12/30/12FloridaMarinaClubs.com 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)
The jury remains out after study on the effectiveness of bed alarms SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe University of FloridaEquipping hospital beds with alarms does not decrease patient falls and related injuries, according to University of Florida researchers and colleagues. The findings, recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, cast doubt on the merits of the widely touted alarms as a patient safety tool. The idea that hospitals can magically eliminate the problem of falls by investing a lot of money and effort into bed alarms is not well-founded, says lead researcher Dr. Ron Shorr, a professor of epidemiology in the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions and College of Medicine and director of the Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center at the Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Does that mean bed alarms should never be used in hospitals? No. I think that alarms may have a use within the context of a well-developed fall prevention program. Funded by the National Institute of Healths National Institute on Aging, the study adds to the sparse data that exist on the effectiveness of alarms in fall prevention in hospitals, and could help inform the design and application of fall-reduction strategies. About one-quarter of falls among hospitalized patients result in injury, according to an analysis in the journal Clinics in Geriatric Medicine. Older adults are particularly at risk. Accidental falls lead to complications in 2 percent of hospital stays, according to various studies, including one from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. And falls extend hospital stays and raise treatment costs by more than $4,000 per patient, on average, according to an analysis in the American Journal of Medicine. In 2008, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services stopped paying hospitals for excess costs incurred for treating injuries related to inpatient falls. Bed alarms are thought to be useful in heading off falls by alerting staff when patients are attempting to move about unaided. And researchers acknowledge that some nurses point to alarms as a valuable tool based on their particular experiences. Use of alarms also could potentially reduce the use of physical restraints, which have been shown to increase medical complications and, in some cases, actually raise the risk of falls and related injury. But despite widespread bed alarm use, a 2010 Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews analysis found little evidence justifying the practice.The question is, if youre the chief nurse in a hospital, are you wasting your time buying these alarms for your units? says Dr. David Oliver, an internationally noted geriatrics expert who is the national clinical director for Older Peoples Services in Englands Department of Health. Dr. Oliver was not involved in the study.To help answer that question, UFs Dr. Shorr and colleagues at the University of Tennessee and Vanderbilt University conducted a clinical study of almost 28,000 patients at Tennessees Methodist Healthcare University Hospital. The 18-month study involved 349 patient beds in 16 general-medical, surgical and specialty units. Units were randomly assigned to use commercial bed alarms or not. The alarm, made of weight sensors embedded into a flexible pad, could be placed on a bed, chair or toilet. When the patients body broke contact with the sensor, a noise alerted the nurse. Patients did not know in advance whether they would be in units where alarm use was promoted, and neither did study personnel who assessed patient o utcomes. In one group, nurses were given educational materials and trained to use the bed alarms. Technical support providers also promoted use of the alarms and helped with setup and troubleshooting. In the second group, bed alarms were made available, but their use was not formally promoted or supported. Among nursing units where bed alarm use was encouraged, the use of alarms was almost 36 times higher than among other units. But the increased usage did not translate into a decrease in the overall rate or number of falls, fall-related injuries or physical restraints used. That says to me that if we are relying on only one intervention to prevent falls, its very unlikely to be successful, says co-author Lorraine Mion, the Independence Foundation professor of www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA28 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 5, 2012 A progress report from members of the NCH medical staffNo group is more critical to the reputation and future of the NCH Healthcare System than our physicians. We recently heard from several of our systems finest at the semi-annual medical staff meeting, attended by about 150 colleagues. Dr. Wallace McLean, 2012 Physician of the Year, spoke about the tremendous changes he has witnessed over his distinguished 37-year career. He also reminded those present (including his well-behaved nine grandchildren) that focusing on quality care and making patients the center of our concern will sustain us as we continue to evolve. Dr. Douglas Harrington, recipient of the 2012 Carl W. Liebert, MD, Award, has led our four ICUs to nationally recognized leadership positions for quality and safety. Drs. Hinda Greene, Vijay Konda and Joseph Talarico were declared Guardian Angels by their grateful patients. Dr. Kenneth Plunkitt reported that his Performance Improvement Committee has completed 11 projects to integrate all hospital-based processes to support a culture of improvement of health outcomes system-wide. Drs. David Axline, Adam Frank, Carlos Quintero, Herman Spilker, Mario Trance and Sam Tunkle shared their recent Mayo Clinic affiliation experiences centering on patients versus physicians, efficient and effective use of supplies, communication and culture. Dr. Spilkers summary of the most recent Mayo visit captures the heart of our growing relationship. He wrote that we embrace an administrative culture that folded in doctors and nurses at every level; and that we actively mine the practices of Mayo to find those that are best for our patients and our community as we actively seek to import them rather than expect to benefit only from passive participation. I am proud to note that daily participation and leadership of our 635-strong medical staff is anything but passive. These individuals have led the way to the enviable quality of health care our community enjoys. For that, we all are most grateful. Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System. TO YOUR HEALTHFree HIV testing in Naples, ImmokaleeAn estimated 56,300 Americans each year are newly infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. In Collier County, one in 322 residents has HIV, according to the Collier County Health Department; the numbers break down to one in 46 African Americans, one in 244 Hispanics and one in 749 Caucasians. In honor of World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, the HIV/AIDS Network of Collier County will offer free Rapid HIV testing, with same-day results, as follows: Saturday, Dec. 1: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Planned Parenthood of Collier County, 1425 Creech Road, Naples (262-8923). Monday-Friday, Dec. 3-7: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Marion E. Fether Medical Center, 1454 Madison Ave., Immokalee (658-3000); 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Island Coast AIDS Network, 3400 Radio Road, Naples (261-0096). Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 5-6: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Collier County Health Department at 419 First St., Immokalee (252-7300) and at 3339 E. Tamiami Trail, Naples (2528593). Locals observe World AIDS DayThose who are living with HIV/ AIDS and those who would like to commemorate someone who has died from the disease are invited to a World AIDS Day service from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Naples, 6340 Napa Woods Way. Coffee and dessert will be served after the candlelight vigil and presentation about Getting to Zero and The Future of HIV/AIDS. Local sponsors include: Planned Parenthood of Collier County, the Collier County Health Department, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation/ Island Coast AIDS Network, the American Red Cross, MAC (Makeup Art Cosmetics), Gay Social Network, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Greater Naples, David Lawrence Mental Health Center, The Willough at Naples, PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), Project Help, the Shelter for Abused Women & Children, Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida and the Gay and Lesbian Chorus of Southwest Florida. For more information, call 2620301. AVOW provides free grief counselingAvow Hospice grief counselors hold a pet grief support group from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month. The next meeting is Dec. 17. Meetings are held in the Ispiri community center at Avow headquarters on Whipporwill Lane. Attendance is free, but reservations are requested. Call 261-4404.COURTESY PHOTOThe University of Floridas Dr. Ron Shorr. HEALTHY LIVING t l l J allenWEISSallen.email@example.com SEE ALARMS, A29
nursing at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. Were not saying dont ever use bed alarms, she adds. Were saying that if you think this intervention in and of itself is going to take care of the problem, then youre sadly mistaken. Not counting alarms, both sets of hospital units in the study had various fall-prevention techniques in place. So because the study did not strictly contrast alarm use with the absence of any fall-prevention strategy, the results must be interpreted cautiously, the researchers stress. Also, studies in which individual patients rather than hospital units are randomly assigned to alarm use might help clarify the role of alarms.I dont think from the paper you could say definitively that alarms dont prevent falls, says. Dr. Oliver, also a visiting professor of medicine for older people at City University, London. The question has not been settled. There needs to be more research. You can see the jury is very much out on the use of alarms. ALARMSFrom page 28 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 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 5, 2012 A29 Lecture will address natural healing powerThe Bruno Groening Circle of Friends invites the public to a free lecture about Healing on the Spiritual Path Medically Verifiable at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the Gulf Co ast Inn, 2555 Tamiami Trail N., Naples. Guest speaker will be Dr. Barbara Wagner of Austria. Bruno Groening (1 906-195 9) championed a natural healing force that he referred to as Heilstrom. He dedicated his life to teaching how people can absorb this natural healing power to conquer even so-called incurable diseases. All are welcome. For more information about the lecture, call Terralee Gilbert at (831) 238-1202 or e-mail gilbert. firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the Bruno Groening Circle of Friends, visit www.bruno-groening.org/english. MHASWF 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 2615405 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. TO YOUR HEALTH
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. www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA30 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 5, 2012 PET TALESNo cutting the quickNail trims dont have to be a dogs worst nightmare or yours AND GINA SPADAFORIUniversal UclickQuick, look at your dogs feet. Are your pets nails too long? Do you remember the last time you cut them? Are you dreading the next? If theyre too long and youve been putting off the chore because of how awful the experience was for you both, well, youre in good company or, at least in the majority. Everywhere I go, I see dogs with nails that desperately need trimming. And sometimes I dont even have to go anywhere: Even I can get so busy that I forget to trim them on my own dogs! But keeping nails trimmed is important. Long nails can make walking uncomfortable and can even cause lameness. This is why trimming nails short they should be just off the ground when your pet is standing and then trimming them just a pinch every week is both important and far easier than cutting them back bloodily and painfully every few weeks or even months. The problem with nails is that each has a blood vessel inside it. The trick is to trim to just beyond the end of this vein. If you nick it, the nail will bleed, and your dog will yelp. Everyone hits this vein on occasion, even veterinarians and groomers, which is why you should be sure to have blood-stopping powder on hand, such as Kwik Stop, before you start trimming. If your dog has light-colored toenails, the blood vessel is the pink area. Black nails are harder to figure out, but you should be able to see the vein by shining a flashlight behind the nail. If you cant tell, just clip back a little at a time. If you draw blood, take a pinch of the powder and press it against the exposed tip of the nail for a few seconds to stop the bleeding. If your dogs nails are so long that theyre forcing her foot out of position, you can take them back to where they should be in two ways. The first is to cut a little off every few days: The quick recedes before you as you go. The second way is to have your veterinarian take them all the way back at once when your dog is under anesthesia, such as for a teeth cleaning. After the nails are at a proper length, keeping them that way is easy with a weekly trim. If your dog is resistant to having her nails trimmed, work up to the task over a few weeks time by taking the trimmer in hand and touching it to her feet, then her toes, then the nails, while praising her and giving her treats for each step. When she is used to having her feet handled, put the trimmer against the nail and praise and treat more still. Then trim a little off, and so on. Praise and more praise! Treats and more treats! Dont insist on getting all the nails done at once. Do one or two toes a night, and put the nippers away while you and your dog are feeling positive about the experience. An alternative to nail trimming is nail grinding. You can buy a canine nail grinder, or just use a lightweight rotary grinding tool, such as the Dremmel. Some dogs prefer having their nails ground instead of clipped, perhaps because with a grinder its easy to stop before you hit the quick. The most important thing to remember when grinding is that nails can get hot while youre working on them. Dont grind continuously. Touch the grinder to the nail in very short bursts a second or two at most to keep the heat from building up. And make sure not to catch any fur while youre working. (Tip: Look for online videos on grinding nails to see the technique.) Whichever method youre using to shorten the nails, dont forget the dewclaws, those extra toes you can find up on the inside of the leg. Not all dogs have them, but for those who do, neglected nails can be a problem. Long nails can catch on upholstery and tear the dewclaw partly off the leg. Keeping these nails short will prevent injury, which is why you havent finished trimming nails until youve done the dew, too. If you work with your pet frequently, trim just a little at a time and reward generously for cooperation, the days of nail-trimming dread will be behind you both, and your dog will step out more comfortably on your walks together. With patient handling and praise, many dogs learn to tolerate nail trimming without a fuss. To adopt or foster a petDogs and cats adopted from Humane Society Naples come with vaccinations, sterilization surgery, ID microchip and 30 days of health insurance. Visit the animals ready for adoption at the main shelter at 370 Airport-Pulling Road N. (11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday and Friday-Sunday), or at the satellite adoption center at Coastland Center during mall hours. Call 643-1555 or visit HSNaples.org for more information.Pets of the Week>> Sam is a 4-month-old tabby who loves to lounge, cuddle and play with his roommates and any toy put in front of him. His adoption fee is $75.>> Semona is a domestic shorthair whos as loving and social as she is beautiful. Her adoption fee is $75.>> Lulu is a terrier mix whos about 1 year old. She loves to romp in the yard, is good with other dogs and does great on her leash. Her adoption fee is $150.>> Lukas is a handsome, 3-yearold cocker spaniel mix who would make a wonderful family pet. His adoption fee is $75.
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We are a direct lender offering the following loan products: 239-434-0300 www.aemc.cc Making dreams come true... SW Floridas Fastest Growing Mortgage Bank! www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 5, 2012 MONEY & INVESTING Savvy moves can help you save on travelInvestors are always seeking new ideas for generating returns. They are also positively disposed toward practices that save them money. Since December is the season for traveling and well soon approach spring break and Easter holiday travel, here are some ideas for creating savings. Airfare The cheapest fares are generally found by booking far in advance of a trip. Except for the Type A planners or for events known in advance with great certainty (e.g., graduations, college breaks and weddings, which are known six months or more in advance), the average traveler is putting together an itinerary a few months to several weeks before departure. If you book in advance and then later have to cancel a hotel reservation, you will face serious penalties or a total loss if you booked on an Internet site noted for discounted hotel costs. If you later have to cancel a flight reservation, you face rebooking fees that are generally around $100 per flight. Southwest Airlines is the one airline that does not charge a cancellation/rebooking fee. The problem is that it does not always offer the cheapest flight. One way to best take advantage of Southwests no-fee cancellation policy is to book as soon as possible. If those departure dates and locations change, you can always cancel the flight and the credit remains in your account for a reasonable period of time. If your flights departure dates and locations remain unchanged, you can then be looking for an even cheaper fare that might be found as the date of departure approaches. I booked my roundtrip Thanksgiving holiday tickets on Southwest from Fort Lauderdale to Austin recently. (I live close to Southwest Florida International Airport, but I prefer driving from Naples to Fort Lauderdale to get a nonstop fight.) The flight Southwest offered wasnt a bad fare, but it wasnt great, and it had a plane change stopover. The day before my departure, I found a non-stop on Jet Blue for close to $100. Now that was a great fare. Since I could cancel the Southwest flight at the last minute, I took advantage of the deal. Two days before the SWA return flight I was able to get another Jet Blue flight but this time for $84! Now, that might seem unfair to Southwest, but the truth is that because the airline offers this no-cost cancellation policy, I have chosen to accumulate all my credit card purchases on the airlines credit card in order to get its bonus miles. Southwest has become my airline of first choice. Its just not the only choice. As it seems that my college-age children were always changing their plans at the last minute and I was always paying penalties on what was attempted to be the cheapest flight cost, I finally figured out that, for them, I can only book on Southwest. HotelsUnless your travel plans are 100 percent certain, booking a hotel on a discount Internet site is often a dangerous proposition. Continuing the theme of cancellation without penalty as a travel priority, I have come to use www. Hotelplanner.com as my booking site of choice. It is my experience that its prices are better than all the other Internet discount sites and most of the time they allow free cancellation. Sometimes cancellation the day before is allowed. Other times, the cancellation must occur several days before. If no cancellation is allowed, then it generally means that the hotel cost is extremely below market. Most often, the hotel cost is shown two ways: nonrefundable and refundable, with the former being cheaper. Booking a hotel at a very cheap price, which also permits last minute cancellation then allows me to consider alternative hotels as I approach the departure date. I will search www.Hotelplanner. com for a cheaper alternative and I often use Groupons getaways to book a hotel. Before you book on Groupon (an online free discount service for buying services and products) you must read the fine print as to when the hotels Groupon can be used. The dates you specifically need may be blocked. I have learned that the sequence of calling the hotel as to availability, followed by purchase of the Groupon, and then call back to the hotel to give a Groupon code etc. does not always work. Sometimes, within that short window of time between getting the code and calling the hotel to make the discounted reservation, the room has been booked by someone else. So, this is my revised Groupon procedure: pull up the hotel Groupon on the web and get ready to enter the purchase (meaning that Groupon has all my credit card information and I am linked to the page allowing the specific hotels purchase). I then call the hotel and tell them I have a Groupon and want to know if there is availability on certain dates. If they have availability, I then enter the Groupon purchase and immediately, I can access this Groupon certificate (with the relevant codes that the hotel requires with the booking.) E-mail your travel tips and possibly you will see them posted in this column in a follow up on travel savings. Jeannette Showalter, CFA, is a commodities broker with Worldwide Futures Systems. She can be reached at 571-8896 or firstname.lastname@example.org. i f S i d y t jeannetteSHOWALTER, CFAjshowaltercfa@yahoo.com
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He earned a degree in finance from Ionia College in New Rochelle, N.Y., and began his career as a credit analyst for Manufacturers Hanover Trust in Manhattan before joining Mabon Securities Corp. as part of the institutional fixed income sales team. He also served as a mortgage trader for Freddie Mac. Board Appointments Elaine Hamilton, executive director of the United Arts Council of Collier County, has joined the board of directors of the Collier County Lodging & Tourism Alliance. A native of Tennessee, she earned a degree from the University of Maryland with majors in marketing, advertising and public relations. Her marketing career has spanned positions in seven states over 20 years. A resident of Naples since 1998, she previously was executive director for a local trade association and also owned a public relations and marketing consulting firm. Leigh Straub has joined the board of directors for TheatreZone. She has more than 25 years of sales and marketing experience in the health-care industry and is also a licensed real estate agent and the owner of Manifest Press, an online publisher. A resident of Naples since 1997, she earned a masters degree in journalism from Ohio State University. Hospitality Stephen Fleischer, owner of the new Chapel Grill, announces the following members of the staff: Robin Cruz, guest relations manager; Jorge Nolasco, head chef; and J. Brubaker Bru Tucker, event coordinator and private dining manager. Daniela Otto, a student at Florida Gulf Coast University in the resort and hospitality management program, has joined the Waldorf Astoria Naples as an intern in the human resources department. She joined the company a year ago as a front desk agent at the Edgewater Beach Hotel. Insurance C. Jonathan Laird has joined the sales team at Insurance Products and Services Inc., relocating to Naples from Manchester by the Sea, Mass. He has held previous position in personal lines insurance for corporations including General Electric and for insurance companies including G. Everett Mahony Insurance Inc. and Holyoke Mutual Fire Insurance Company. Law John Cardillo, partner in the Naples law firm of Cardillo, Keith & Bonaquist, P.A., has earned his renewal certification as a county and circuit court mediator to continue helping parties negotiate a compromise to settle disputes before going to trial. Will, trusts and estates attorney Laird Lile has been named to the planned gifts committee for the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. The foundation has a vision to eliminate the generational cycle of illiteracy in America. David Slenn, an associate in Akerman Senterfitts Taxation Practice Group, has been appointed by the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association as an advisor to the Uniform Law ON THE MOVECommissions Fraudulent Transfer Act Committee. Mr. Slenn has more than eight years of experience in estate planning, life insurance planning, taxation and trust and estate settlement. Nonpro t Organizations Harold Cook has been named interim CEO of the Greater Naples YMCA. Mr. Cook has spent more than 35 years with the YMCA in various locations and positions. He relocated to Naples from Fort Collins, Colo., for a short-term assignment to lead the local Y through processes that include reviewing programs, assessing needs and prioritizing funding and resources. He served for 16 years at the helm of the YMCA of Greater Louisville before retiring in 2000; since that time, he has held interim CEO positions with 11 YMCA organizations across the country. Eileen ConnollyKeesler has been named to take over as president and chief executive officer of the Community Foundation of Collier County on Jan. 1. She comes to Naples from Oshkosh, Wis., where she has been head of the community foundation for 13 years, building its assets from $22 million to $77 million. At the Collier foundation, she will succeed Mary George, who has been acting president since May and will return to her position as the foundations vice president for community investment. Ms. Connolly-Keesler earned her masters degree in public administration at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and her bachelors degree in social work at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Sports Adri Atkinson has joined the staff of the Waldorf Astoria Naples as director of tennis. A native of South Africa, she is a nine-year veteran professional with the Peter Burwash International tennis management company. For the past seven years, four of them as tennis director, she has been at Bio-Hotel Stanglwirt in the Austrian Alps, rated the No. 1 adult tennis camp in Europe and among the top five in the world. She has coached womens and mens competitive USTA league teams, conducted junior programs and taught private lessons and clinics. ERRIGO CARDILLO CONNOLLY-KEESLER LILE SLENN HAMILTON
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Traditionally, that somebody has included the author, an agent who promotes the authors book to a trade house, and that trade house in New York, Boston, Chicago, London or wherever, whose managers decide how marketable the author and the book are and how much money to pour into advertising on their behalf. Getting into that once-catholic game until recently a nearly universal requirement wasnt and still isnt easy, especially for new talent. If youre a first-time author, forget the traditional route its not going to happen, says Jeff Schlesinger, a former advertising executive and founder of Barringer Publishing in Naples. Its like winning the lottery. Your odds are about the same. At Barringer, Mr. Schlesinger offers self-publishing authors a range of support that includes careful editing, book designing, printing (in ink or electronic versions) and distribution. Such services remove Barringers authors from the roles of the purely self-published. He negotiates fees with each author, and he accepts manuscripts not all, but many, with a minimum of 60 or 80 pages to start without an agents intervention on the authors behalf.Promotion and distributionEven published and feted authors such as Robert Hilliard, PhD., a Sanibel-based writer who in 1999 co-authored Waves of Rancor, a briefly famous nonfiction title about hate groups, could not capitalize on the attention for that book either to reap a windfall or to secure trade house interest in his subsequent novel, Phillipa. In spite of publicity in The New York Times and more than 100 other newspapers, along with appearances on dozens of radio and TV talk shows, Dr. Hilliard says, the publisher, M.E. Sharpe, didnt probably couldnt dedicate the monetary resources necessary to capitalize on the initial success of Waves of Rancor. The book made an initial big flash, but no fuel was added. Royalties were much too modest, the author says. When he subsequently published two novels with an independent press, Parlance, Dr. Hilliard encountered the same challenges that self-publishers face: promotion and distribution. But there is great promise in the world of e-books and self-publishing, he acknowledges, calling it a new playing field.Making the right choiceWith the propagation of Amazons electronic reader, Kindle, and competitors such as iPads and Nooks, authors can end-run around traditional trade houses and publish books themselves, or through independent publishers designed to help them meet the significant effort that must come after the book is written. Learning the self-publishing business requires a great deal of research and effort away from the writing desk. And it requires careful choices. With the birth of the self-publishing business come the vultures, says Leah Griffith, a Charlotte County-based writer whose first novel, C osette s Tribe, is available electronically and in print. Picking the right help, Ms. Griffith adds, is like picking a plumber. You research it. She also says theres not a lot of money to be made for the author unless youre well known, or your work goes viral. That happens, but its the exception. On the upside, a self-published book that succeeds can make the author significantly more money than a book published the traditional way, authors say. But on the downside, self-published books are more likely to fall into immediate obscurity.Turning words into moneyThat doesnt mean that many arent trying the self-publishing option. By the end of last year in the United States, self-publishing authors had produced more than 235,000 titles in a fiveyear period, either in print or electronically, according to book industry analysts. Some have found markets that make them money, and many have not. The key, perhaps, is quality not only in the writing, but in the design, the presentation and the marketing plan. Or put another way, in the sheer know-how. Once you put it out there, its out there, Ms. Griffith warns. And then its proof youre either a hack, or youre not. First, though, you write what you know. The most important thing is to write from the heart, because even if only a handful of people read your book and it touches them, your mission is accomplished, says Charlie Sobczak, a Sanibelbased novelist and author of nature books who started in 1999 with Six Mornings on Sanibel. Although that book appeared before the age of electronic publishing, he has now sold about 30,000 copies, including on-line copies, and continues to reprint, he says. Mr. Sobczak has become his own publisher, in the guise of Indigo Press. That way, he can use the Tennessee company called Ingram, which prints for authors on demand, and can distribute his books himself, relying on his wife, Molly (without whom the business would fail, he says). Although Mr. Sobczak is approaching six figures in sales of several novels and his nature-book series, its not enough to allow him to drop his day job as a real estate agent. For him, remuneration as a writer comes not just in money, but in the freedom to write what he wants hence his new futuristic thriller, The Year of the Bad Decision, set in 2043. The big trade houses, he says, often dont let their writers especially writers of series thrillers, for example write something else just because they want to. But Mr. Sobczak can, as long as he follows his own primary rule: Write something that moves you. If it moves you, it will ultimately move the reader, if done well.Writing is just the startBut thats not all. Once the book is written, the trick then becomes to find good designers, good editors, and a way to market the book and reach the audiences. The problem is the wide range of quality in both customer services editing, formatting, distributing and product, explains Phil Jason, Florida Weeklys book reviewer and a longtime commentator on the business of publishing. People need reliable guides to take them through the morass. Hovering behind any theory about how the book-publishing business is changing and where it will end up are two questions: One, will talent or genius inevitably find their way into electronic or ink print that the large and moneyed pool of American readers can find? And two, if they do (which is an arguable assumption), then how? If people are willing to learn how to market their books, and will accept that responsibility, Mr. Jason believes, they can do just as well self-publishing as they can with a trade house. Of course, he adds, This assumes the product is marketable in the first place. PUBLISHINGFrom page 1
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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 PropertiesJoanne Ciesielski | 239.287.6732 Brian 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! EXQUISITE DETAILS SET THE STATELY MANOR APART FROM ALL THE REST! Tastefully appointed 4BR 3.5BA, 3-CAR garage! The oor plan design opens up endless decorating and entertaining possibilities! The large screen lanai with private pool overlooks beautiful lake and bridge views! Rarely available oor plan this one is a must see! $520,000 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! $299,900 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 NEW LISTING 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 REDUCED!
Prices subject to change. Copyright 2012 Lennar Corporation. Lennar, the Lennar logo, Everythings Included Home and the ei logo are registered service marks of Lennar Corporation and/or its subsidiaries. CGC 1507191 LENNAR.COM/SWFLSAVEPerfect location between Downtown Naples & Marco Island, Beaches & Boating, Golf Everywhere Arts & Parks, 5th Ave. shopping & Dining The landscaping, architecture and views depict a lifestyle of privileged living. Nexia home automation, Granite kitchen countertops, Stainless steel appliances Ceramic tile throughout And more at no extra charge!Its all aboutIts all about EXECUTIVE HOMES 3-5 BEDROOMS 1,340-3,357 SQUARE FT.$200sIts all aboutEVERYTHINGS INCLUDED HOMES SMIts all youve ever wanted in a location, lifestyle and luxury! Thats what Copper Cove is all about. And now, you can have it all with unprecedented value because EVERYTHINGS INCLUED! THIS IS THE LAST SEASON OF SALES!15 Executive & Manor Home Designs From the Low $200s-Mid $400sOPEN MON-SAT 9AM-6PM SUN 10AM-6PM1823 Treasure Cove Cr., Naples, FL 34114 888-211-6107Directions from I-75: Exit Collier Blvd (101). Go south past 41. Turn left on Championship Road to community entrance. ITS NOW OR NEVER!From the lowAT COPPER COVE ITS ALL ABOUT Prices subject to change. Copyright 2012 Lennar Corporation. Lennar, the Lennar logo, Everythings Included Home and the ei logo are registered service marks o f Lennar Cor p oration an d/ or its su b si d iaries. CGC 150719 1 LENNAR.COM/SW F LSAV E P erfect location between Downtown Naples & Marco Island, Beaches & Boating G olf Ever y where Arts & Parks 5 th Ave. shopping & Dining T he landscaping, architecture a nd views depict a lifest y le of p rivileged living Nexia home automation, Granite kitchen c ountertops, Stainless steel appliance s C eramic tile throughout A nd more at no extra char g e Its all ab o ut Its all ab o ut EXECUTIVE HOMES 3 5 B E D R O O M S 1,340-3,357 S Q UARE FT Its all ab o ut EV E R Y T H I N G S INC LUD ED HO ME S M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M SM SM SM SM SM SM SM S S S S S S S S Its all y ouve ever wanted in a location, lifest y le and luxur y Thats what Co p p er Cove is all about A nd now, y ou can have it all with unprecedented value because EVERYTHINGS INCLUED 15 Executive & Manor Home Designs From the Low i&MHDiFhL $ $ 2 0 0 s M i d 200M $ 4 0 0 s O P EN M O N S A T 9 A A AM -6P M S UN 1 0 AM -6P M 1 823 Treasure Cove Cr., Naples, FL 34114 888 211 610 7 D irections from I-75: Exit Collier Blv d (101). Go south past 41. Turn left on Championship Roa d to community entrance Fr o m the l o w
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 C hiasso 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
Prices and availability subject to change. See a Lennar New Home Consultant for more information. Copyright 2012 Lennar Corpo ration. Lennar and the Lennar logo are registered service marks of Lennar Corporation and/or its subsidiaries. CGC 1507191. 11/12 $$Now, the new and exciting Treviso Bay lifestyle you may have thought you couldnt afford is well within reach! This one of Naples most prestigious, coveted lifestyles now with the opportunity of a lifetime! These incredible Terrace Homes are selling fast so visit, Luxury home features & upgrades at no extra charge TPC golf membership with home purchase Fitness & aerobics centers Grand clubhouse & community center Resort-style pool Social, card & game areas Tennis & trail Fully maintained lawns Gated security Directions: I-75 to Exit 101 (Collier Blvd.), south to 41, north 2 mi. to community on left. Paid For 1st Year!* NEW TERRACE HOMES 2 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHROOMS Now from the high $100,000s! Living Lifetime! World-Class With the Price of a Homesite Community Floor Plan Bed/Bath Sq. Ft. Was Now 112 Terraces Bellini 2/2 1,232 $221,240 $186,990 113 Terraces Bellini 2/2 1,232 $221,240 $186,990 114 Terraces Antonia 2/2 1,194 $206,240 $186,990 124 Terraces Antonia 2/2 1,194 $206,240 $186,990 125 Terraces Antonia 2/2 1,194 $221,240 $186,990 134 Terraces Antonia 2/2 1,194 $221,240 $186,990 LAST CHANCE TO OWN IN THE WORLDS ONLY BUNDLED TPC GOLF COMMUNITY!
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB26 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 5, 2012 REAL ESTATE NETWORKING Womens Council of Realtors-Naples on the Gulf hosts 22nd annual dessert auction 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.DAVID MICHAEL / FLORIDA WEEKLY Rosemary Hammer, Rae Wakelin, Sally Masters and Joni Albert Jake Johnson, Terri Speech and Andrew Occhipinti Susan Uleich-Loewel, Marcia Erpenbeck and Ginny Knobbe Emily Campo, Debbie Zvibleman and Lilly Llerena Charlina McGee and Betty Kampfer April Ritchie and Coco Weldenmayer Christine Citrano and Nella Desare Priscilla Kellerhouse and Jeff Grant
Veranda Homes from the low $200s 888-705-1321HERITAGEBAYLENNAR.COM END OF YEAR INVENTORY CLEARANCEPrices subject to change without notice. Copyright 2012 Lennar Corporation. Lennar and the Lennar logo are registered service marks of Lennar Corporation and/or its subsidiaries. 11/12 Everythings Included Homes Thousands of dollars in luxury features and upgrades at no extra charge. IMMEDIATE MOVE-IN AVAILABLE! EVERYTHINGS INCLUDED HOMES SM HOMESITE FLOOR PLAN ADDRESS BED/BATH GAR SQ. FT. WAS NOW 9611 ABBEY 10062 Siesta Bay Dr 2/2/1 1,661 $280,240 $225,000 9613 DOGWOOD 10062 Siesta Bay Dr. 2/2/1 1,454 $255,240 $204,000 9614 DOGWOOD 10062 Siesta Bay Dr. 2/2/1 1,454 $255,240 $204,000 9615 BARRINGTON 10062 Siesta Bay Dr. 2/2/1 1,414 $250,240 $201,000 9616 ABBEY 10062 Siesta Bay Dr. 2/2/1 1,661 $280,240 $225,000 9712 BARRINGTON 10068 Siesta Bay Dr. 2/2/1 1,414 $250,240 $201,000 FINAL WEEKEND!
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 5, 2012 B29 www.JackiStrategos.comOld Marco charm location. 2 levels w/ multiple balconies. New kitchen & baths. Model Village $229,000 LONG WATER VIEW Smokehouse Bay $165,000 CLEAN AS A WHISTLEExcellent complex w/outstanding amenities. 2 BR/ 2 BA ground level unit. Large lanai. Jacki Strategos GRI, CREN, SRES, e-Pro239-370-1222JStrategos@att.net Richard Droste Realtor239email@example.com Sand Dollar Villas $155,000 EXCELLENT FLOOR PLANPrivate, garden style, 2 BR/2 BA end unit. Great central location. OPEN HOUSEDecember 2nd 1 4pm $325,0009973 Boca Circle Naples 34109 Kristine Golod, Realtor LESLIE KAYE, PH.D.Design Psychologist CIPS, French Language Naples Waterfront Homes Licensed Psychologist FL/MIwww.lesliekaye.com 313 978-7792ART DECO ELEGANCE. OPEN FLOORPLAN.$750,000 Dr. Leslie decorated and staged this sparkling Park Shore condo. This 2/2+den home is completely renovated in sunny yellows, rich coppers, and stone. Imported hand hammered copper hood graces sleek black granite bar, opens to 360 gulf view breakfast room, waterfront dinner-party lanai, formal dining room w/art glass chandelier, spacious cream living room. Swivel TV faces kitchen or writer's den. Glass tile backsplash oversees copper farmer's sink/copper faucets, paneled fridge, pantry w/soft close/slide out drawers, windowed cupboards, drawer microwave. Spacious master bedroom w/lanai has dual sink marble/gold bath with glassed shower/jetted tub. Guests have private lanai w copper/granite bath. OPEN HOUSE, SUNDAYS, 1-4 4255 Gulfshore Blvd. N #605 Terzetto condos under construction at The Colony in Bonita SpringsWCI Communities has started construction on the first three-story building at Terzetto, a new neighborhood overlooking the 11th hole of The Colonys Jerry Patedesigned championship golf course in Bonita Springs. The first phase includes 10 buildings, with the first three buildings currently released for sales. Each three-bedroom, 2-bath home will occupy an entire floor. Sizes will range from 2,800 square feet of living space to nearly 4,000 square feet of living space. Residences come with a twocar garage and elevator entry. Prices begin in the mid-$400,000s. Naples and Winter Park-based Beasley & Henley Interior Design will create the interior design for two penthouse models that will represent Terzettos firstand second-floor layouts. The models are in the first building, which is slated for completion in February. For more information, call (800) 9242290 or visit www.wcicommunities.com. Residences in Terzetto will occupy an entire floor of the three-story buildings.
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 29-DECEMBER 5, 2012 >$200,0001 PELICAN MARSH ARIELLE 2230 Arielle Drive #1907 $289,900 Premier Sothebys International Realty Linda Perry 239.450.9113>$300,0002 BOCA PALMS 9973 Boca Circle Naples, Florida 34109 $325,000 Naples Trust Real Estate 843.364.7241>$400,0003 MERCATO THE STRADA 9123 Strada Place From $400,000 PSIR Call 239.594.9400 Monday-Saturday 10am-8pm & Sunday 12-8pm4 THE BROOKS COPPERLEAF CINNAMON RIDGE 23801 Copperleaf Blvd. $427,000 PSIR Teresa Rucker 239.281.23765 VASARI COUNTRY CLUB ALTESSA 28600 Altessa Way #201 $447,500 PSIR Roxanne Jeske 239.450.52106 PARK SHORE SOLAMAR 4451 Gulf Shore Blvd. North #603 $499,000 PSIR Susan Barton 239.860.14127 WYNDEMERE SAVANNA 1750 Marsh Run $499,000 PSIR Terri Moellers 239.213.7344>$500,0008 VANDERBILT BEACH VANDERBILT YACHT & RACKET CLUB 11030 Gulfshore Drive #204 $539,000 PSIR Pat Callis 239.250.05629 PELICAN LANDING LAKEMONT 24721 Sweet Gum Court $549,000 PSIR Mark Leone 239.784.5686 10 WORTHINGTON 13840 Tonebridge Court $579,900 PSIR Jerry Grass 248.391.012111 BONITA BAY RIVER RIDGE 27331 Ridge Lake Court $589,000 PSIR Gary L./Jeff Jaarda 239.248.7474>$600,00012 BONITA BAY ESPERIA 26951 Country Club Drive From $600,000 PSIR Call 239.495.1105 MondaySaturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 10am-5pm>$700,00013 TWINEAGLES 12312 Wisteria Drive $795,000 PSIR Dayle Cartwright 239.595.7853 Also Available: 12300 Wisteria Drive $660,00014 BAY SHORE PLACE 4255 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, #605 Naples, Florida 34103 $750,000 Premier Plus Dr. Leslie Kaye 313.978.779215 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE 280 Grande Way From $799,000 PSIR Call 239.594.1700 Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 12-5pm>$800,00016 PINE RIDGE 146 Myrtle Road $874,900 PSIR William Charbonneau 239.860.6868>$900,00017 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVEGRANDE GENEVA 265 Indies Way #604 $989,000 PSIR Kathleen Forsman 239.404.162918 OLD NAPLES RIDGE LAKES 417 Palm Circle West $975,000 PSIR Randy Wilson 239.450.9091 >$1,000,00019 BONITA BAY TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive From $1,000,000 PSIR Call 239.495.1105 MondaySaturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 10am-5pm20 GREY OAKS 2618 LErmitage Lane $1,075,000 Naples Estate Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade BuaBell 239.465.464521 PELICAN BAY BRIDGEWAY 640 Bridgeway Lane $1,100,000 PSIR Patricia Bucalo 239.248.069422 MOORINGS CLOISTERS 2701 Gulf Shore Blvd. North #302 $1,200,000 PSIR Catherine Finlay 203.984.940023 QUAIL WEST 6357 Highcroft Drive $1,490,000 Naples Estate Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade BuaBell 239.465.464524 OLD NAPLES CATALENA ON 3RD 306 8th Avenue South $1,495,000 PSIR Marty/Debbi McDermott 239.564.423125 MEDITERRA 16642 Cortona Lane $1,499,000 Naples Estate Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade BuaBell 239.465.464526 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1220 Gordon River Trail From $1,500,000 PSIR Call 239.261.3148 MondaySaturday 9am-5pm & Sunday 12-5pm27 BONITA BAY HORIZONS 4731 Bonita Bay Blvd #1401 $1,695,000 PSIR Ginger Lickley 239.860.466128 PELICAN ISLE AQUA 13675 Vanderbilt Drive #610 $1,925,000 PSIR Dayle Cartwright 239.595.7853>$2,000,00029 PELICAN BAY BARRINGTON 6974 Green Tree Drive $2,350,000 PSIR Tess McCarthy 239.207.011830 DOWNTOWN NAPLES 260 5th Avenue South #H-3 $2,395,000 Naples Estate Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.465.464531 VANDERBILT BEACH MORAYA BAY 11125 Gulfshore Drive #407 From $2,500,000 PSIR Call 239.514.5050 Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 12-5pm 32 COLLIERS RESERVE 12290 Colliers Reserve Drive $2,750,000 PSIR Ann Nunes 239.860.094933 COQUINA SANDS NAPLES CASAMORE 1752 Gulf Shore Blvd. North From $2,800,000 PSIR Call 239.963.4242 Open Daily 12-4pm34 AQUALANE SHORES 533 15th Avenue South $2,995,000 PSIR Vivienne Sinkow 239.405.063835 TIBURON ESCADA 2558 Escada Court $2,995,000 PSIR Julie Rembos 239.595.1809>$3,000,00036 PORT ROYAL 1365 Spyglass Lane $3,685,000 PSIR Ruth Trettis 239.571.6760 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 36
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INSIDE A GUIDE TO THE LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE WEEK OF NOV. 29-DEC. 5, 2012NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTCSECTION BROUGHT TO YOU BY:The High-Rises at Bonita Bay 495-1105 Estuary at Grey Oaks 261-3148 The Strada at Mercato 594-9400 The Village 261-6161 The Gallery 659-0099 Broad Avenue 434-2424 Vanderbilt 594-9494 The Promenade 948-4000 Fifth Avenue 434-8770 Marco Island 642-2222 Rentals 262-4242 Red Kettle GalaThe Salvation Army celebrates the season, and more to-dos around town. C26-29 Formal visitsIn Victorian times, calling cards required special silver trays. C22 Simply intriguingDan Hudak loves what he sees in the latest from Ang Lee. C11 Holiday entertaining and dcor present the perfect opportunity to let your lifestyle shine. Its not just about the presents and the mistletoe; holiday style is about enhancing your home and enjoying it with family and friends. The key to holiday entertaining is to make it look effortless. A little planning can prevent last-minute panic when friends call. Setting a lovely holiday table is one of the easiest ways to create a festive seasonal look. Holiday colors against crisp white linens present a sophisticated, fresh dcor. Chose rich fabrics in the colors and patterns of the season for tablecloths, or purchase a few yards of fabric and make your own tablecloth and napkins. A cut glass bowl in green or red makes an ideal centerpiece. Elsewhere in the house, throw pillows in holiday colors can transform just about any room. Miromar Design Center toasts the holiday season with a special gift and home dcor boutique through Dec. 14. Showrooms throughout the center have set up mini-gift shops in the atrium featuring some of their favorite gift items and decorations for the home.Miromar Design Center toasts the holiday season womans passion OneSEE DESIGN, C5 Stage play is result of lifelong fascination with Charles DickensBY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com ACTRESS MIRIAM MARGOLYES FELL in love with Charles Dickens when she was 11. The book was Oliver Twist Dickens second. I was drawn almost unwillingly into the world he creates so vivid and powerful, she says. And Ive never left. Part of the fascination for Ms. Margolyes, who is Jewish, was that she had never known such a slimy, repulsive Jew as the character Fagin. She was also compelled by Dickens ability to marry evil and comedy. He does it brilliantly You laugh and you are repelled at the same time. Its an extraordinary gift. After Oliver Twist, she continued on to read and then re-read all of his novels. He wrote 11 great novels. SEE PASSION, C4 Miriam Margolyes portrays 23 characters in Dickens Women.PRUDENCE UPTON / COURTESY PHOTO SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________COURTESY PHOTOTo toast the season, a silver champagne bucket and crystal barware from Ralph Lauren Home.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 5, 2012 SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSA sense of an endingWe live in time it holds us and moulds us but Ive never felt I understood it very well, says the narrator of Julian Barnes Man Booker Prize winning novel, The Sense of an Ending. We live with such easy assumptions, dont we? For instance, that memory equals events plus time. I have made the mistake of these easy assumptions, trusting the threads of my own memory. But as I recently learned, there is no trusting the fallible mind. Im working on a book of narrative nonfiction that pulls from my memories of past events. One scene takes place at a gala with a group of women who have since become my close friends. I wrote about that night, describing events as I remembered them, and to fact-check myself I e-mailed the passage to the women. Let me know if I got the details wrong, I said. Over the next week I heard four different versions of our night together. The grand themes were the same, but the details who said what, who bought which bottle of wine varied from woman to woman, and it struck me how imprecise our memories are, how quickly and easily adapted, how we reconstruct moments until they fit the story we fashioned for ourselves long ago. History is that certainty produced at the point where the imperfections of memory meet the inadequacies of documentation, another character says in Mr. Barnes book. But in our modern age, the inadequacies of documentation are minimal. Especially with the advent of Gmail, where old messages never really disappear. Not sure what time you scheduled that meeting for? Wondering what date you set for brunch? The information is right there, forever on record, a quick search away. As a rule, I make it a habit not to read old e-mail messages. They are typed and sent so quickly, with rarely a pause for consideration, that they are very much a product of the moment. Me, in that moment, typing them. Not me, in this moment, reading them. It always feels strange and slightly voyeuristic to come across old correspondence, especially if that correspondence involves a former flame. But I recently made this mistake. After I contacted the women from the gala, I needed to contact a man who had been in my life briefly but at a critical juncture. A man who left an indelible imprint on me, and who also plays a role in the book. In searching for his address in my e-mail archives, I came across messages we had exchanged in the wake of our brief affair. In my retelling of our story, I had imagined that we stopped communicating at his request. I always thought he had been the one to end things, that I had been the one left longing. But those old e-mails said otherwise. When I contacted him again recently ostensibly about the book, but also to see how hes fared these last few years I was surprised when he said in his message, Ive often wondered how things might have turned out differently. Now that I know the truth of events, and my own hand in them, I cant help but wonder the same. m h w t l a artisHENDERSONsandydays@floridaweekly.com
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NEW YEARS DAY TUESDAY, JAN. 1STRegular Lunch Service 11:30 3 pm Regular Dinner Service 5:00 10:00 pmOak Ridge BoysStill playing after 40 years BY ALAN SCULLEYFlorida Weekly CorrespondentHaving reached the 40th anniversary of the bands current lineup, few could blame the Oak Ridge Boys if they decided to slow down their pace. Instead, however, the Oaks seem to be doing just the opposite. They released their sixth holiday album, Christmas Times AComin, in September, making three new CDs released in one year. Add to that the usual 150 or so shows theyve performed including the one coming up Monday, Dec. 3, at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers and it makes for one very full 12-month period. Clearly, the Oak Ridge Boys arent the retiring types. Were busy boys, says bass singer Richard Sterban. I think probably one of the things that has allowed us to experience longevity in the business is that we still love that creative process of going into the studio and recording new music. It puts new life and new energy into us and keeps us going. The songs from Christmas Times A-Comin are only now starting to surface in the groups shows as it begins its annual holiday tour, but the CD has been available at Cracker Barrel restaurants for some time, as is the Oaks Its Only Natural disc. I think over the years, weve become known for our Christmas music, Mr. Sterban says about the band, which also includes Duane Allen (lead vocals), Jon Bonsall (tenor) and William Lee Golden (baritone). The biggest part of our year now is the Christmas tour so we wanted some new Christmas music to add to our show this year. The new holiday CD and the new live show has favorite songs about Santa Claus and some great new sacred Christmas songs, he adds.Changing, adaptingThe history of the Oak Ridge Boys dates back to the 1940s, when the band started as a gospel group. By the time Golden (who joined in 1964) and Allen (who joined in 1966) came on board, the Oaks were one of the leading gospel acts going. Mr. Sterban was the next of the current members to join, leaving a gig singing backup for Elvis Presley to join the band in 1972. Bonsall was brought on a year later. With this lineup intact, the group soon began a transition from gospel into country music, a move that began paying off in a big way when they broke through in 1977 with the single Yall Come Back Saloon. Over the next dozen years, the Oak Ridge Boys routinely cranked out hit albums and singles, including the signature single, Elvira, which not only topped the country charts, but crossed over to become a Top 5 pop hit. The groups fortunes, though, began to decline in the late 1980s. Mr. Golden was fired in 1987 and replaced by Steve Sanders, who stayed in the lineup until 1995, when after nine years, Mr. Golden and the other members mended fences and reunited. The ups and (occasional) downs of the past four decades of the Oak Ridge Boys are covered in From Elivs to Elvira, a new book by Mr. Sterban and author Steve Robinson. As the title suggests, part of the book deals with the 15 months or so in which Sterban toured with The King as part of the J.D. Sumner and the Stamps Quartet, which served as Presleys backup vocal group. As exciting as it was to be part an act the magnitude of Presleys, Mr. Sterban says, he didnt struggle over a decision when the Oak Ridge Boys invited him to join. Hed been a fan for years and wanted to be part of the Oaks future. When they called me up, the thought of me just being able to be a part of the Oak Ridge Boys just thrilled me to death, he says. COURTESY PHOTO The Oak Ridge Boys perform Christmas Times A-Comin at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall Monday, Dec. 3. The Oak Ridge Boys>>What: Christmas Times A-Comin >>When: 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3 >>Where: Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers >>Cost: $39-$59 >>Info: 481-4849 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.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 5, 2012 Ive read them all, more than once I dont know how many times! Im reading Bleak House for the fourth time and Im just amazed. And now, 60 years after her introduction to Dickens, shes portraying 23 of his characters in her one-woman show, Dickens Women. (The script includes three male characters: Pip, Mr. Bumble and Towlinson.) This year, the bicentennial of Dickens birth, shes been on a world tour with the show, beginning in February in Australia and going on to New Zealand, Scotland, England and Wales, then the United States. She took a recent detour up to Canada and returns to the states to perform Dec. 4-9 at the BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater on Sanibel.A multi-faceted performerMs. Margolyes is an award-winning actor of stage, movies and television. She won the BAFTA Best Supporting Actress Award in 1993 for The Age of Innocence, which was directed by Martin Scorsese. She has appeared in more than 40 movies, including Yentl, Little Shop of Horrors, Romeo + Juliet (with Leonardo DiCaprio) and End of Days (with Arnold Schwarzenegger). To teens and pre-teens, shes perhaps best known for her magical roles: she was Professor Pomona Sprout in the Harry Potter movies, and she originated the role of Madame Morrible in Wicked in London, reprising it when the musical opened on Broadway. Her first professional work was for the BBC Drama Repertory Company, and her voice work is still in great demand (hers was the voice of Fly in Babe, the Matchmaker in Mulan and the Glowworm in James and the Giant Peach). Whenever providing a voice for an animated movie, she says, she always asks the age and class. The whole of England is in the grip of class; it is ever so and it is so now, she says. I need to know the background of the animal or the object. Theyre people to me, whether theyre animals or a broomstick. The voice has to be connected. This is particularly true in England, and it is more true that we tend to codify people according to their vocal characteristics. Ms. Margolyes is also known for being a lively and unpredictable guest on talk shows, with a penchant for blue material and outrageous statements. Like all people, Im multi-faceted, she says. Im also a naughty school girl, with a raucous and shocking sense of humor On talk shows, people dont want to hear a dissertation on Our Mutual Friend. They want to hear about my sexual exploits as a youth. Focused on DickensMs. Margolyes studied Dickens at Cambridge University. Dickens was my passion, my special subject, my focus, she says. I thought for many years, ever since university, that there was a kind of fascinating parallel between the life and the work. Its always dangerous to impose a biographical element when youre assessing a writer; you can be wrong. With Dickens, there is justification. More than any other writer, he put his life into his work particularly with the women. As she researched the author and his life, she says, she discovered that Dickens felt damaged and betrayed by women. This is played out in the portraits of women (in his books), she adds. So I thought, I wonder if theres a way I can portray this dramatically in the theater. She bounced the idea off of her friend and fellow BBC actress Sonia Fraser, who told her, I think this has legs. We should try it. They commissioned the play from an unnamed well-known playwright, but It wasnt very good, Ms. Margolyes says. So they asked Frank Dunlop, director of the Edinburgh International Festival, if he would commission them to write it. He did. Dickens Women debuted at the festival in 1989 (Ms. Fraser directed) and was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Entertainment in 1991. It was originally a two-person play, with actor David Timson doing the male roles. But he got married and didnt want to tour, Ms. Margolyes says. So from that time on, it was a one-person show. Although not continuously, she has been performing Dickens Women for 23 years. I did it when it first started, then again, then a long, long gap, then I did it again. And then again. Now I guess Im doing it again.Evolution of a showThe actress says she has changed over the years and through various tours. And in my changing, the show has changed, she says. The text is the same, but the experience of the audience is different. Its much deeper, more profound. Before, it was an exhibition of versatility. Now its an exploration of the human condition. The characters she portrays include Mrs. Mowcher from David Copperfield, Mrs. Gamp from Martin Chuzzlewit and Miss Havisham from Great Expectations. In the show, she talks about how Dickens women those in the world of his books as well as those in his real life fall into one of three categories: the prepubescent child, the unobtainable sexual object and the grotesque. I base that on a wonderful book by Michael Slater, Dickens and Women, she says, adding that after reading the book, she got to know its author and now considers him a personal friend.Still pertinentShe believes Dickens is the greatest prose writer in the English language. He created over 2,000 characters, and his analysis of the state of the world at the time that he lived, particularly the state of England, is as penetrating and as sour as anything that Shakespeare wrote, she says. He transmuted the world in which he lived into extraordinary art. And thats why I cant understand why people arent reading him as they used to do. Everything he wrote is as pertinent today as it was when he wrote it: the greed of people, the depravity, the goodness He somehow mined the depths of human nature. Thats what we find in his novels, humanity: teeming, extraordinary humanity. Dickens, she says, was the last great artist to be appreciated by all classes. People in all levels of society and of all ages read him. She blames TV for the reason people today dont read Dickens. Television has shortened peoples attention spans and narrowed their visions, she says. Its a terrible shame. And she considers herself fortunate to have grown up in a home without TV. I went to books and to theater for my entertainment, for my imaginative nourishment. Ms. Margolyes also expresses disdain for the absurd fantastical films that are so popular today. The trouble is the scripts of these movies are abysmal, and what people fix on are special effects and images, rather than the phrases of insight into the human condition. We are starved spiritually and imaginatively. I feel distressed about that. I am not starved imaginatively. My head is full of all the books and poems Ive read in my life. Im rich in imagination. But few people are these days. As she writes in her introduction to Dickens Women: Ive had a passion for Dickens all my life. I learnt from him that literature is not peripheral to life: it is the stuff of life itself. She thinks the way to best appreciate his work is to read it aloud. Thats how people did it in the Victorian times, she says. The paterfamilias would get it out and read it to everyone, including the servants who would be standing there, listening too. Dickens himself, when he wrote, would rush over to the mirror and act out what hed written. And he would laugh or cry, just as his readers laughed or cried. Audiences can expect the same gamut of emotions from Dickens Women, she says. People need a laugh, she says. I want people to enjoy themselves. I dont want people to come and sit stonyfaced. She knows some theatergoers are apprehensive about one-person shows. (They) can be a bit scary, she acknowledges, but promises, the audience can feel perfectly safe with me... I am now an actress at the top of my powers. Im better than Ive ever been, and I know it. And its a thrill, too, for her to live in Dickens world and embody his characters for two hours every night. I consider myself a lucky old bird, she says. PASSIONFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOMiriam Margolyes, far left, as Professor Sprout in the Harry Potter film series with Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe.COURTESY PHOTOMiriam Margolyes studies the original Great Expectations at the Wisbech and Fenland Museum. Dickens Women>> When: Dec. 4-9>> Where: The Herb Strauss Theater, 2200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel>> Cost: $42 for adults; $20 for children>> Info: 395-0900 or www.bigarts.org
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 5, 2012 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Theater Leading Ladies By The Naples Players through Dec. 15 at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org. See review on page C8. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum By TheatreZone through Dec. 9 at the G&L Theater. (888) 966-3352 or www.theatrezoneflorida.com. The Nerd By Theatre Conspiracy Nov. 30-Dec. 15 at the Alliance of the Arts, Fort Myers. 9363239. See story on page C18. Talleys Folly By Florida Repertory Theatre through Dec. 16 at the Arcade Theatre, Fort Myers. 332-4488 or www.floridarep.org. Elves and the Shoemaker At the Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers, Nov. 30-Dec. 23. 2784422 or www.broadwaypalm.com. Miracle on 34th Street At the Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers, through Dec. 25. 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com. I Love You, Youre Perfect, Now Change At the Off Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers, through Dec. 25. 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com. Evening of New Plays By Etc Readers Theatre of The Naples Players Dec. 7-8 at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org. Thursday, Nov. 29 Art in Bonita The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs hosts Art Walk at from 5-8 p.m. at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Cocktails for Foster Kids Local business celebrities tend bar from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Noodles Italian Caf & Sushi Bar and hand over their tips to Friends of Foster Children. Suggested $20 donation for one drink ticket and appetizers. 1585 Pine Ridge Road. 592-0050. Dancing in the Village The Village on Venetian Bay hosts Dancing by the Fountain from 6-9 p.m. 261-6100 or www. venetianvillage.com. Wine Tasting Artichoke & Co. and Clive Daniel Home host a wine tasting from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Clive Daniel Home. $45. 2777 Tamiami Trail N. Reservations: 263-6979. Open Mic The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents Locals Live! at 8 p.m. at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. Free. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Friday, Nov. 30 Pottery Sale & Soup Lunch The FGCU Art Program hosts its 12th annual pottery sale from 11 a.m.5 p.m. at the FGCU Arts Complex. The Empty Bowls lunch starts at 11:30 a.m. and continues while supplies last.For $15, sample a variety of soups and take home a pottery bowl, with proceeds going to food bank needs. 590-7229 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Craft Beer Tours Naples Beach Brewery takes guests on guided tasting tours from 4-8 p.m. today and 3-7 p.m. Saturday. $15 for the tour and six samples. 4110 Enterprise Ave. 304-8795. www. naplesbeachbrewery.com. Holiday Lights The annual Celebration of Lights at Ave Maria Town Center takes place from 5-9 p.m. and includes an ice-skating rink, a visit from Santa, entertainment by school and youth groups and a holiday parade at 6 p.m. 352-3903 or www.avemaria.com. Country Sounds The fourth annual Lakeside Country Bash at Lakes Park in south Fort Myers includes Alan Jackson, Rodney Atkins, David Nail and Jana Kramer. Gates open at 3 p.m. $45 in advance; $55 at the gate. 533-7575 or 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. $25 ($15 for inner circle members). 1410 Pine Ridge Road. RSVP: info@ decantedwines.com. Local History The Everglades Society for Historic Preservation presents Betsy Perdichizzi with Pioneering Medicine in Marco Island at 5:30 p.m. at Everglades Community Church. 695-2905 or www.evergladeshistorical.org. Motown Jazz The Mark Vee Trio performs from 7-9 p.m. under the stars at Gulf Coast Town Center. 267-0783 or www. gulfcoasttowncenter.com. String Music The FGCU Bower School of Music presents a free string orchestra Concert at 7:30 p.m. 590-7292 or email@example.com. Live at the Little Bar Ben Prestage takes the stage at The Little Bar on Marco Island this evening. www.littlebarrestaurant.com. Saturday, Dec. 1 Art in the Park The Naples Art Association presents a show and sale of works by member artists from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. along Park Street south of Fifth Avenue South. Kids can do make-andtake holiday ornaments, and everyone can watch demonstrations by artists Phyllis Pransky and Lisa Festa Estrada. Potter David Hammel will help adults glaze pottery bowls that will be sold filled with soup at the Empty Bowls lunch in Cambier Park on Jan. 26. 262-6517 or www.naplesart.org. Charity Poker Seminole Casino Immokalee hosts a Guadalupe Center charity slot tournament from 1-9 p.m. $10 per person for each five-minute session with $5 going to charity and $5 to the prize pool. (800) 218-0007. Let it Snow The Village on Venetian Bay brings on the show and features holiday entertainment by Made in Brooklyn and Mike Martin, along with complimentary photos with Santa and stories with Mrs. Claus, from 5-8 p.m. www.venetianvillage.com. Choral Concert The Ave Maria University Music Department presents Lessons & Carols: an AMU Choral Tradition at 7 p.m. Free. 5050 Ave Maria Blvd. www.avemaria.edu/supportamu/events. Bolton Is Back Michael Bolton brings his classic vocal stylings to the stage at 8 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Tickets start at $89. 590-1900 or www. thephil.org. Sunday, Dec. 2 Foreign Film The Renaissance Academy of FGCU presents a screening and discussion of Still Walking (Japan, 2008) beginning at 1 p.m. $5 (no cash; checks or credit/debit cards only). 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 434-4737. Jazz in the Garden The Marc Vee Quartet performs at the Naples Botanical Garden from 2-4 p.m. $12.95 for adults; $7.95 for ages 4-14; free for Garden members. 325-1910 or www.naplesgarden.org. Naples Concert Band The Naples Concert Band strikes up the music from 2-4 p.m. in the band shell at Cambier Park. Free. 213-3058. Choir Music The FGCU Bower School of Music presents the University Choir in concert at 3 p.m. Free. 590-7292 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Chorus Line A Chorus Line comes to the Philharmonic Center for the Arts with shows at 3 and 8 p.m. Tickets start at $69. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org.COURTESY PHOTOThe holiday family favorite production of Elf plays at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers, through Dec. 2. 481-4849 or www.bbmannpah.com. COURTESY PHOTOSBluegrass musicians Rob Ickes, left, and Jim Hurst, right, perform at 7 p.m. Dec. 1 in the band shell at Cambier Park. Free.
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Christmas Concert Marco Presbyterian Church presents Flute Cocktail and the combined bell choirs of the Marco Presbyterian and Wesley United Methodist churches in concert at 6 p.m. Freewill offering accepted. 394-8186. Holiday Comedy Compton & Bennett present Grandmas Christmas Goose at 7:30 p.m. 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. Monday, Dec 3 Art Talk Arsenault Gallery in Crayton Cove presents Hurricane Sandy and the Rescue of Fine Art Collections, a discussion by Naples-based art conservator Viviana Dominguez, at 5:30 p.m. In the wake Hurricane Sandy, Ms. Dominguez spent a week in New York rescuing art that had been covered by water from the Hudson River. 764 12th Ave. S. 263-1214 or www. arsenaultgallery.com. Play Your Cards Right The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island hosts weekly bingo beginning with a free kosher hot dog supper at 5:30 p.m. The first game is called at 7 p.m. 642-0800. Benefit Event Ruths Chris at Coconut Point hosts a wine tasting and auction from 6-8 p.m. to benefit Voices for Kids of Southwest Florida. $15. Reservations: 948-8888. Bay House Music Enjoy smooth jazz, Motown tunes and more by the Mark Vee Trio from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Bay House. 799 Walkerbilt Road. 591-3837. Country Christmas The Oak Ridge Boys take the stage at 7:30 p.m. at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers. 481-4849 or www.bbmannpah. com. See story page C3. Asian Acrobats Cirque Chinois, the internationally acclaimed National Circus of the Peoples Republic of China, delivers high-flying adventure at 8 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Tickets start at $39. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. Tuesday, Dec. 4 Holiday Fun Bonita Springs celebrates its 12th annual Holiday in the Park from 4:30-8:30 p.m. at Riverside Park on Old 41. The fun includes the Christmas tree lighting, a snow slide and the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus. 949-6262. Library Concerts The Night Train Band performs holiday tunes at the following Collier County libraries: Marco Island Library, 5:30 p.m. today; Naples Regional Library, 3:30 p.m. Dec. 6; Headquarters Regional Library, 3 and 6 p.m. Dec. 11. Free. Jazz It Up The Naples Jazz Orchestra performs a benefit concert for the Naples Womans Club at 7:30 p.m. at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990. Wednesday, Dec. 5 Go Underground Art Alliance Naples hosts Underground ART from 5-8 p.m. in galleries and studios throughout the Pine Ridge Industrial Park. 821-1061. Coming up Mingle & Jingle The Collier Community Cat Coalition holds its second annual Mingle & Jingle Holiday Party from 5-9 p.m. Dec. 6 at The Inn on Fifth. $40. Reservations: 431-0331 or email@example.com. Fifth Avenue Christmas Walk The Fifth Avenue Christmas Walk & Tree Lighting Ceremony takes place from 5-9:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at Sugden Plaza on Fifth Avenue South. 692-8436. Reggae at Mercato The roots reggae band Jahgape performs under the stars at Mercato from 6-9 p.m. Dec. 6. 5949400 or www.mercatoshops.com. Boat Parade Boats decked out for the holidays ply the waters of Venetian Bay beginning at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6. See story on page A15. Classical Music The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents an evening of classical music with Naomi Niskala and Salley Koo at 7 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Christmas Concert The Barron Collier High School Band performs holiday melodies and songs from 7-9 p.m. in the band shell at Cambier Park. Free. 213-3058. NPO Concert Saxophonist Branford Marsalis joins the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra at 8 p.m. Dec. 6-8 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. The conductors prelude begins at 7 p.m. $45 for adults; $35 for students. 597-1900 or www. thephil.org. Holiday Crafts The Goodland Civic Association hosts its third annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Show from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 7-8 at the Collier County Boat Park in Goodland. 734-5523 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Cool Yule The Hot Club of San Francisco presents Cool Yule, a swinging gypsy wagon trip to the North Pole, at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Dec. 7-8 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Tickets start at $39. 5971900 or www.thephil.org. Lighting Up Mercato A tree lighting celebration starts at 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at Mercato and includes performances by the Backstage Dance Academy, Dance City Productions and Victorian Carolers. 5949400 or www.mercatoshops.com. Arts & Crafts Art-in-the-Glades runs from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 8 in McLeod Park in Everglades City. Shop for handmade crafts and local artwork and enjoy a hot dog lunch, baked goods and live music. 695-2905 or www.evergladeshistorical.org. Art at Mercato Mercato showcases works of local artist Betty Newman in the pop-up gallery (next to Pandora) from 6-9 p.m. Dec. 8. www.MercatoShops.com. Boat Parade The Marine Association of Collier County presents its 23rd annual Christmas Boat Parade in Naples Bay beginning at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 8. See story on page A15. Abracadabra! The Norris Center presents family-friendly comedian, musician, mind reader and illusionist Gary Goodman at 7 p.m. Dec. 8. $20. 213-3058. Pop & Soul The legendary Spinners perform at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at Seminole Casino Immokalee. $20 in advance; $30 VIP; $25 at the door. (800) 218-0007. Voices of Naples The community chorus Voices of Naples, accompanied by a string quintet, presents Homes for the Holidays at 7 p.m. Dec. 10 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Freewill offering will be accepted. 777 Mooring Line Drive. 4552582. Downtown Parade The Downtown Naples Christmas Parade steps out at 6 p.m. Dec. 11 along Fifth Avenue South. 692-8436. 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. Movie Night Bring the family along with blankets or chairs for seating and enjoy a screening of Elf beginning at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 18 at Mercato. Free. 254-1080 or www.mercatoshops.com. Submit calendar listings and photos to email@example.com. E-mail text, jpegs or Word documents are accepted. No pdfs or photos of flyers, please. The deadline for submissions is noon Sunday. COURTESY PHOTOThe Bayshore Cultural and Performing Arts Center kicks off the third annual Erich Kunzel Community Concert Series with a performance by the Seacrest Country Day School Chorale at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 in the Windstar Room at Naples Botanical Garden. $15 adults; $10 students. 775-2800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The leading ladies of the title are two British Shakespearean actors who havent had much success and have resorted to performing for Elk and Moose lodges in backwater towns across America. (Their performance is a hodge-podge of some of the Bards greatest lines, stitched together haphazardly.) When they learn that an elderly woman in York, Pa., is seeking her longlost relatives before she dies so that she can leave them her millions, the two decide to pretend to be her nephews, Max and Steve. The problem is Max and Steve are actually the womans nieces, Maxine and Stephanie. So the actors, figuring its worth it for the money, dress in drag and show up on Aunties doorstep. Playwright Ken Ludwig has said he was inspired by a subplot about two con men who are actors in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, but his farce seems heavily influenced by Some Like It Hot. Not only are there two men who dress up as women, but theres a ditzy blonde similar to Marilyn Monroe, as well as scenes where one of the actors reverts back to dressing as a man in order to woo a woman. Robert Armstrong plays Leo Clark (pretending to be Max), all preening and ego, the cad who loves them and leaves them. But its his buddy, Jack Gable (played by Brad Goetz), who runs away with the show. Hes Leos reluctant accomplice, and his expressions of despair and panic while dressed as Stephanie are priceless. Leo explains to the others that Stephanie is deaf and mute, so Jack has to make his up his own sign language and express his thoughts and feelings through gestures and facial expressions. The show livens up when the two finally dress in drag and show up to receive their inheritance. With not even enough money to buy a sandwich on the train, they have to resort to wearing the Shakespearean clothing they have with them. So Leo, as Maxine, is dressed as Cleopatra, and Jack, as Stephanie, is dressed as Titania, the Fairy Queen. They are two very oddlooking women, indeed. Costume designer Dot Auchmoody has done a fabulous job with this production. (I coveted Jacks purple and black sleeveless frock.) Ellice McCoy-Ullrich is perky and upbeat as Meg, a young woman who also stands to inherit money from the dying matriarch (Janet Vogel, who seems to have modeled her role after Estelle Getty in The Golden Girls.) Meg is engaged to Duncan (Les Prebble), a dour and hypocritical minister. With his sad sack, hangdog expressions and almost deadpan delivery, he looks a lot like Pat Paulsen when he performed on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. But that wasnt as distracting as Charles Brown, who plays Doc Myers, the inept family doctor. With his shock of white hair, glasses and his tone of voice, hes a ringer for Phil Donahue. Throughout the show, I kept expecting him to grab a microphone and come out into the audience to ask us how we felt about what we were hearing. Im not sure why Mr. Brown didnt cut and dye his hair, or perhaps wear a wig, in order to be more in character. Or at least wear appropriate eyewear. He seemed as if he was out of the 1980s, not 1958, the year in which the play is set. The storyline also involves plenty of Shakespeare. The two con men somehow convince the others to put on a performance of Twelfth Night, a show that deals with twins, mistaken identities and cross-dressing. Its a reflection of whats going on in Leading Ladies. I wish director John McKerrow had done a better job of staging this show. The actors seemed to be performing to the audience, not interacting with each other. Its as if theyd been told to keep facing forward while reciting their lines. Some plays are foolproof, so funny that the lines get laughs no matter who delivers them or how. But farce is more challenging, a very difficult type of humor to perform, and this production gets it right only part of the time. I wish thered been a feeling of spontaneity, of slap-dash hilarity. But too many of the lines and scenes fall flat. (Thank God for Mr. Goetz, who provides the lions share of humor.) I was dying to laugh, but unfortunately, Leading Ladies didnt give me much cause to do so. nancySTETSONnstetson@floridaweekly.com COURTESY PHOTOEllice McCoy-Ulrich as Meg, Brad Goetz and Robert Armstrong, dressed as Shakespeares Titania and Cleopatra, and Kat Ebaugh as a rollerskating carhop. Leading Ladies>> When: Through Dec. 15 >> Where: The Sugden Community Theatre, Naples >> Cost: $35 for adults, $10 for students through age 18) >> Info: 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 5, 2012 C11 Located just north of Vanderbilt Beach Road on U.S. 41 SPONSORED BY On the lawn by The Pub Naples and AZNFREE ADMISSION | LAWN CHAIRS WELCOMEUPCOMING EVENTSHOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING CEREMONYDecember 7, 6-9pmSATURDAY NIGHTS ALIVESecond Saturdays, 7-9pmDecember 8EXOTIC CAR SHOWDecember 15, 10am-3pm MOVIES ON THE LAWNThird Tuesdays, 6:30pmDecember 18 Elf th Is it worth $15 (3D)? YesThere is no such thing as a perfect memory. We remember things the way we choose to remember them honestly, with exaggeration, with modesty, etc. This is why storytelling is a fine art; its never about the accuracy of the tale, but the intrigue it creates in the consumer. As a filmmaker Ang Lee understands this. And with Life Of Pi, hes made a movie about it. The story starts simply enough: An author seeking inspiration (Rafe Spall) tracks down Piscine Molitor Patel (Irrfan Khan), an eloquent Indian gentleman with quite a tale to tell. Piscine, who prefers the nickname Pi because the pronunciation of his full name sounds like pissing, follows the Hindu, Christian and Muslim faiths. As the story begins, Pis family owns a zoo in India but is forced to sell it and move to Canada. While travelling the Pacific, a storm destroys their ship, leaving a teenage Pi (Suraj Sharma, remarkably making his screen debut), Richard Parker and a handful of other animals alone on a lifeboat. If youre thinking its good that Pi isnt alone, know this: Richard Parker is the familys Bengal tiger. And tigers have big appetites, which doesnt bode well for a scrawny Indian boy. What follows is a mystical, wonderful tale of great imagination and bold determination that is never hindered by the fact that we know Pi survives. Consider: Because the question of I if he lives is removed, we stop worrying about fatal moments and instead become consumed with the journey and how he survives, which is fascinating. If youre thinking 90 minutes alone on a boat with a tiger would get tiresome, you couldnt be more mistaken. This is the best use of 3D in a long time, and a clear step above Avatar and Hugo because the visuals are so perfectly embedded into the story. There are breathtaking scenes of beauty both above and below the ocean, with moments of sharks, clouds, a whale, flying fish and a jellyfish that are absolutely stunning. This is one of the prettiest movies you will ever see. In fact, the 3D and visual effects are so good its hard to tell when the tiger is real and when it isnt. Heres the answer: Real tigers were used for a few shots when Richard is walking around the boat and swimming in the water. Otherwise, visual effects handle the heavy lifting, particula rly when Richard jumps at the camera, which feels frighteningly real. Without a doubt, Life Of Pi is an accomplishment of storytelling and visual splendor, especially given how perfectly everything comes together in the end. This is the type of movie that rightfully gets nominated for numerous Oscars. Its also a reminder to appreciate what we have. Think of it this way: No matter how hard life gets, at least youre not stuck on a lifeboat in the Pacific with a hungry tiger. LATEST FILMSLife Of Pi a s o t c l T danHUDAKwww.hudakonhollywood.com >> Newcomer Suraj Sharma never intended to audition. He simply accompanied his brother to the casting call. However, he was ultimately chosen by Ang Lees team from more than 3,000 hopefuls for the lead role. CAPSULESRed Dawn (Chris Hemsworth, Josh Peck, Isabel Lucas) A group of teenagers escape to the mountains and single-handedly defend Spokane, Wash., from North Korean invasion. It was an idiotic idea when the original was released in 1984 and its even dumber now. Bad acting, lame action and poor writing dont help either. Rated PG-13.Silver 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.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC14 WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 5, 2012 Casting call for The ProducersThe Naples Players seeks a few good singers and dancers to try out for The Producers. The director and choreographer are looking for five principal men ages 25-60 and one principal woman age 20-35. The show also calls for a large singing and dancing ensemble with small speaking parts suitable for actors age 16 and older. Auditions are set for Saturday afternoon, Dec. 8, at the Sugden Community Theater. Appointments are required. Callbacks will be on Sunday, Dec. 9. Perusal scripts are available for 72 hours, with a $20 deposit, at the box office. The Naples Players also has a small library of show tunes that can be perused during business hours, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, in the secondfloor business office at the theater. Rehearsals for The Producers start Jan. 7. Performances will be Feb. 27-March 30. To schedule an audition or for more information, call 434-7340, ext. 10. Next on stageThe Naples Players announce the cast and crew for Ghose Writer, which runS Jan. 30-Feb. 23 in the Tobye Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre. Bob Garnett will star as novelist Franklin Woolsey; Victoria Diebler will appear as Mr. Woolseys secretary, Myra Babbage; and Maria Lane will be his jealous widow, Vivian. Set in 1919, Ghost Writer is filled with inspiration, expiration and vicarious love. A famous novelist has died while dictating his latest work to his devoted secretary. She continues to type the story anyway, claiming she still receives dictation from him. The writers wife and former muse has always resented the secretarys position. Where did the words really come from, and where are they coming from now? A 27-year veteran of The Naples Players, Mr. Garnett most recently appeared as Scrooge in last seasons A Christmas Carol. Ms. Diebler recently played the role of the courtesan, Emilie, in Dangerous Liaisons and has also appeared in Rabbit Hole, Crimes of the Heart and Dinner with Friends. Ms. Lane will be making her first appearance with The Naples Players. Scene design for Ghost Writer will be by Jeff Weiss, with costumes by Mary Wallace, lighting and sound by Craig Walck and stage management by Jessica Walck. Brad Goetz will direct the show. Show times are 8 p.m. WednesdaySaturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children 18 and under. Call the box office at 263-7990 or visit www.naplesplayers.org/tickets. Gardens of LondonFeaturing the Centennial Chelsea Flower Show Please join us on a cultural tour of Britain, highlighted by the centennial CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW! The Chelsea Flower Show is the most prestigious and largest ower and garden show in the world, and CI Travel is privileged to be able to take you there in 2013 its 100th Anniversary!!! Enjoy members only opening day admission to this spectacular event, a welcome reception with your hosts, the Royal Horticultural Society, and an after-hours tour led by one of the garden designers! The Royal Horticultural Society was founded in 1804 and over its 200-year history has matured from an exclusive learned society for academics into an organization that welcomes anyone with a keen interest in gardening! As Britains largest gardening charity, the RHS beings pleasure to those who love gardens and everything in them!Also included in this oral fantasy week is a visit to Windsor Castle, the of cial residence of the Royal Family.Stroll the gardens of Hampton Court Palace, favored home of Henry VIII. Visit Kew, home of the Royal Botanic Gardens, truly one of the worlds most impressive horticultural collections. Complete your trip with a private gala dinner hosted at the RHS agship garden, Wisley, in the world renowned Glasshouse! For more information, please call Carol Joyner or your favorite CI Travel agent, for a tour brochure and application. We depart Ft. Myers (other gateway cities available) on 18 May 2013, and return home on 25 May 2013! May 18-25, 2013London City Tour | Diners Choice Centennial Chelsea Flower Show Hampton Court Palace | Kew Gardens Windsor Castle | Wisley Gardens This Escorted Tour includes RT Air from Ft. Myers, Air Taxes, Hotel, Transfers & 9 Meals$4529 Per Person/DBLCI TRAVEL EXCLUSIVE: Deposit by Dec. 15 & SAVE $200 Per P erson!Carol Joyner www.cinaples.com 3 Convenient Locations to Serve You!
12980 Tamiami Trail N. In the Imperial Shoppes, across from Germain ToyotaPetite to Plus. A True Boutique Experience for the Condent Shopper. 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 Bethlehem NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC16 WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 5, 2012 HANAMINT | TELESCOPE CASUAL | DWL GARDEN NCI CHICAGO WICKER | PATIO RENAISSANCE | FIREPITS TREASURE GARDEN UMBRELLAS SILKROAD EXLUSIVES | VIRTU USA | FRESCA FAIRMONT | And MUCH More!www.Insideoutfurnituredirect.com www.sinkvanitiesdirect.comShop Here For The Best PricesGuaranteed2367 Trade Center Way Naples, FL 34109 (239) 592-1387 Presenting dinner and a showGulfshore Playhouse and The Chapel Grill have partnered to give theatergoers a dinner deal for the new season. The restaurant recently opened across the street from the theater companys home at The Norris Center, in the former First Baptist Church of Naples, a 65-year-old landmark that has been restored and renovated. On show nights, the restaurant offers an early dinner menu that includes three courses and a glass of wine or champagne for $29.95. Reservations can be made between 5 and 6:15 p.m. Present the evenings Gulfshore Playhouse ticket stub after the show and enjoy 10 percent off dessert. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 206-4310. Diners must present their Gulfshore Playhouse e-mail ticket confirmation. Up next from Gulfshore Playhouse is I Am My Own Wife, a Tony Awardand Pulitzer Prize-winning one-man show running Jan. 18-Feb. 3. For ticket information, call 261-7529 or visit www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org. 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.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC18 WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 5, 2012 Presents... Gary GoodmanAmericas Premier Comedy Magician, Mind Reader & Illusionist Mark your busy social calendar and dont miss a suspenseful evening of Comedy Magic, Mind Reading and Grand Illusions Experience an evening you will never forgetand never quite believe. Saturday, December 8th @ 7pmTickets: $20 Norris Community Center Buy your tickets nowbefore they all disappearFor tickets call the box office at 213-3049Get a kick out of the NerdTheatre Conspiracy presents Larry Shues comedy, The Nerd, Nov. 30-Dec. 15 at the Alliance of the Arts in Fort Myers. An extraordinarily inventive, sidesplitting comedy, The Nerd premiered in 1981 at Milwaukee Repertory Theatre and was produced in Great Britain before arriving on Broadway. The action centers on the hilarious dilemma of a young architect who is visited by a man he has never met but who saved his life in Vietnam. The visitor turns out to be an incredibly inept, hopeless nerd who outstays his welcome with a vengeance. The playwright delivers a neatly crafted package that employs classic comic forms to bring the audience to its knees with laughter. Tickets to The Nerd are $20. Patrons name the price they want to pay on opening night, and for Thursday night performances tickets are buy one, get one at half price. For reservations or more information, call 936-3239 or visit www.theatreconspiracy.org. COURTESY PHOTOTodd Fleck, left, and Jordan Wilson star in The Nerd. Naples Orchestra and Chorus tuning up for A Holiday Festival performancesThe Naples Orchestra and Chorus presents A Holiday Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 15-16, at Golden Gate High School. Conducted by Robert Dale Herrema, the concerts will feature the Moorings Presbyterian Church Handbell Choir; Graham Appleton, cellist; Toni-Ann Singh, soprano; and young Luciano Marsali, boy soprano. Mr. Appleton will perform Rachmaninoffs Andante. Ms. Singh will be featured in Mozarts Alleluia, and Luciano will perform O Holy Night. The program will also include Waltons Crown Imperial Coronation March, Beethovens Hallelujah and Christmas Day by Holst. The Saturday performance will be at 7 p.m., and the Sunday show begins at 2 p.m. Admission is free; a freewill offering will be accepted. For more information, call 676-0077 or visit www.NaplesOrchestraAndChorus. org. Located in the Old Naples Shopping District 1311 Third Street South | Naples, Florida 34102 | 239.262.1877 www.oldnaplessurfshop.com SHOP SURF SKIM SUP STOP BY AND SEE OUR NEW LINES Maaji Swimwear, Bronwen Jewelry, Ambre Blends and Naples Soap Company!
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*Call or visit our showroom for details. Limit one offer per person. 12/31/2012 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 5, 2012 C21 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 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. Comedian Steve Solomon presents My Mothers Italian, My Fathers Jewish and Im Home for the Holidays The Therapy Continues, a performance combining comic voices, sound effects and characterizations to tell funny stories about the human condition, at 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 20-23. Tickets start at $39. Opera Naples and the NPO present the opera Tosca at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, and 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22. Steffanie Pearce directs the opera, and Paul Nadler conducts the orchestra. Tickets start at $119. Three Dog Night performs numbers including Mama Told Me (Not to Come), Elis Coming and Joy to the World in a concert beginning at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27. Tickets start at $59. On the wild side, Jungle Jack Hanna brings his amazing energy, favorite animal friends and humorous anecdotes to the stage at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28. Tickets start at $35. The four stars of the original Jersey Boys cast, The Midtown Men, take the audience back to the 60s with songs by the Beatles, the Beach Boys, the Temptations and the Jackson 5 at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29. Tickets start at $59. Ring in the New Year at the Phil beginning at 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31. The NPO presents The Gershwin Concert Experience, an all-new multimedia show featuring new arrangements and rarely seen items from the Gershwin family archives. Concert only tickets start at $79; concert plus reception tickets are from $115. COMING UP AT THE PHIL
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 5, 2012 Get Your Veuve On!Naples Best Champagne Happy Hour Every Friday from 5 to 6pm. Enjoy specially priced delectable fare and libations. $5 Veuve Flutes $5 Select Cocktails and Wine $5 Select Appetizers 475 Seagate Drive, Naples, FL 34103 | (Bar) 239.594.6000 | WaldorfAstoriaNaples.com FEATURING: Prices subject to change without notice. High-society Victorians had a formal way to meet new friends. No playground visits, no social media. The only proper method was an exchange of calling cards, often called visiting cards. The system gave the elite a chance to screen newcomers and reject the unwanted. The mans card was small enough to fit in his breast pocket. The womans card was a little larger. Both were engraved with the persons name and a title, such as Mr. or Mrs., or rank, like Governor, in a simple typestyle. By the end of the century, an address was included, and the typescript was more elaborate. To meet a neighbor, you went in a carriage to deliver a calling card. Your driver gave it to a maid, who took it to the lady of the house. She decided if she was not at home or at home. The at home meant you could meet right away. Not at home meant she didnt want to meet you then and may never want to meet you. A card was left on the pile in a silver dish in the hall. The card with the most impressive name was kept on the top. Calling cards for those of lower social standing were decorated by the end of the 19th century, and these are the ones most collected today. Colorful flowers, birds, hands, faces or designs surround the simple name. Most sell today for $1 to $10. The special silver-plated card trays are another collectible. They often are designed to look like a ceramic dish on a pedestal with a cloth draped on the side or with birds perched in a corner. The imaginative decorations made it clear that the dishes were not meant to serve food. A silver-plated calling-card dish sells for about $150 to $300. Q: Years ago, I purchased a Shakerstyle rocker at a tag sale. Theres a metal plate on it that reads American Chair Mfg. Co., Hallstead, Pa. and Made for G.E. Finkel Furn. Co., Sussex, N.J. The seat appears to have the original metal coils, with burlap wrapped around horsehair. Can you give me any information about the maker of this rocking chair? A: The American Chair Manufacturing Co. was in business from 1892 to 1930. The company was listed in directories in Brandt and Hallstead, Pa. It was known for its Arts and Crafts furniture, which it first made in 1904. Q: I have a figurine thats marked Pasadena, California, Patent Pending in a circle and Florence Ceramic inside the circle. I bought it at a garage sale a long time ago for less than $5. Did I get a bargain? A: Florence Ceramics was in business in Pasadena, Calif., from 1942 to 1977. Florence Ward (1894-1977) began making ceramics in her garage in about 1940. She established Florence Ceramics Co. in 1942. The company made figurines, boxes, candleholders and other items. Many of the figurines were designed by Florence Ward. The company was sold to Scripto Corp. in 1964. Scripto made cups, mugs, trays, banks and advertising items under the Florence Ceramics name, but it did not make the figurines and other items produced by the original company. Scripto closed in 1977. Reproductions of Florence Ceramics figurines made in Asia have been imported into the United States since the 1960s. The more common Florence Ceramic figurines sell for $30 to $50. Q: I have two 9-inch plates marked Delfts Blauw Chemkefa. One plate pictures a small church and is titled Hasselt Kapel. The other pictures a man and is titled Petrus Donders. Id like to know something about them. Are they of any importance? A: Your plates were made by Chemisch Keramisch Fabriek (Chemfeka Earthenware Factory), a company in the Netherlands. The trade name Chemkefa is an acronym of the factory name. The company started operating in 1969 and was in business for several years, but it seems to be out of business now. Chemfeka made collector plates with blue Delft (Delft Blauw) Dutch scenes. Hasselt Kapel (Hasselt Chapel), the church shown on your plate, was built before 1536 near Tilburg in the Netherlands. Peter Donders (1807-1887) was born in Tilburg and became a Roman Catholic missionary and later a priest in Surinam. Value of your 20th-century plates is about $75 each. Tip: Dont stack boxes of Christmas ornaments. The weight may break some of the glass ornaments. Terry Kovel answers as many questions as possible through the column. By sending a letter with a question, you give full permission for use in the column or any other Kovel forum. Names, addresses or email addresses will not be published. We cannot guarantee the return of any photograph, but if a stamped envelope is included, we will try. The volume of mail makes personal answers or appraisals impossible. Write to Kovels, (Florida Weekly), King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019. KOVELS: ANTIQUES Gentlemen callers were sure to leave their cards t t t a l o c terryKOVELnews@floridaweekly.com COURTESY PHOTO A short poem that starts with the words Speed away is inscribed on this 6-inch-high silver-plated card tray. It sold for $338 at Jacksons International Auctioneers in Cedar Falls, Iowa, a few years ago. Explore the endless possibilities of a club membership to the award-winning, Naples Grande Golf Club. 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The Show www.bobharden.comNews and commentary you can use to help you enjoy life on the Paradise Coast.Streamed live, Monday-Friday, 7-8 a.m. The show is archived for your listening convenience. Brought to you in part by like us on facebookwww.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC24 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 6, 2012 SAVE THE DATE The third annual fashion show, luncheon and auction to benefit the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida begins at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs. Tickets are $75 per person; table sponsorships for $1,000 include 10 tickets with choice seating; runway table sponsorships for $1,500 include complimentary wine. The fashion show by Trish Williams Productions will showcase holiday and resort wear from retailers in Coconut Point, Mercato, The Village on Venetian Bay, Neapolitan Way and the Promenade at Bonita Bay. For tickets or more information, call Pat Smart at 495-8295 or e-mail email@example.com The Guadalupe Center holds a carnival-style Taste of Brasil, a celebration of all things South American, beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at Naples Botanical Garden. Live and silent auctions will be part of the fundraising fun. For more information, visit www.guadalupecenter.net. Fun Time Early Childhood Academy holds Have a Heart for Fun Time on Valentines Day evening, Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Pat Cacho is this years honorary chair, and event cochairs are Connie Messner and Joanne Halstead. Tickets are $250 per person, $500 for patrons. Sponsorship opportunities remain available. Proceeds will provide tuition assistance for preschool children of low-income working families. For reservations or more information, call 261-8284. Zoobilee 2013 to benefit The Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is set for 5:30-10 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at the Zoo. Guests will enjoy a gourmet feast prepared by Naples top chefs and will be able to bid on experiences including an African safari in the company of Zoo staff. Tickets are $250 per person. Patron tickets for $400 include a sunset cruise aboard the Naples Princess on Saturday, Feb. 9. For tickets or more information, call 262-5409, ext. 135, or visit www.napleszoo.org. The seventh annual Wishmakers Ball to benefit Make-A-Wish Southern Florida is set for Friday evening, Jan. 11, at the Hilton Naples. 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. The David Lawrence Center and Foundation host An Evening in Venice Masquerade Ball on Friday, Jan. 18, at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. Tickets are $500 per person, $1,200 per VIP patron and $10,000 per premier sponsor table of 10; a variety of additional sponsorship opportunities also are available. For more information or to reserve a ticket, call Monica Biondo at 304-3505. 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 2622259. For information about the club and its 80-year history, visit www. napleswomansclub.org. Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind man to climb to the top of Mount Everest and the only one to reach the top of all Seven Summits, will speak at Youth Havens third annual Home Hope Healing luncheon set for Wednesday, Jan. 30, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. Tickets are $250 per person or $1,500 for patrons, who get two seats at the luncheon as well as invitations to a VIP reception beforehand. For more information, contact Carol Shaw at Youth Haven by calling 687-5155 or e-mailing email@example.com. 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 raise 25 percent 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 nstrong@ neighbhorhoodhealthclinic.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 SWFL Wine & Food Fest 2013 takes place Friday and Saturday. Feb. 22-23, at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club. Northern Trust is the title sponsor for the fifth consecutive year. The festival begins with chef/vintner dinners in private homes throughout Southwest Florida on Friday and concludes with a grand tasting and auction at Miromar Lakes on Saturday. The primary beneficiary is the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida; others are Edison State Colleges pediatric nursing program and Florida Gulf Coast Universitys endowed music therapy program. For more information, call 278-3900 or visit www.SWFLWineFest.org. The Mending Broken Hearts with Hope luncheon to benefit the Shelt er f or Abused W omen & 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. 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 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 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Send Save the Date details to editor Cindy Pierce at email@example.com. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 5, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C25 SAVE THE DATEGraduates 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. Reservations are required and can be made by e-mailing Carol Goode (Wellesley, 1964) at carolgoode@ alum.wellesley.edu. Shown here at the 2012 gathering are: 1. Vivian Treat and Jane Pearsall 2. Susan Greene and Carol Musgrave 3. Ophelia Zhong and Karen Kayser YourHolidayHelpers!Sarasota: 5231UniversityPkwy.@Honore941-351-5999 PortCharlotte: USHwy.41&776941-235-3354 FortMyers: ReectionsPkwy.@CypressLake239-590-9994 CapeCoral: SantaBarbaranearVeterans239-458-8700 Naples: ImmokaleenearAirport239-593-9499 FREE$5OffergoodNov.23Dec.31,2012only atparticipatingJasonsDelirestaurants. Offernotgoodforthirdpartygiftcard purchases.Free$5giftcardtobeused towardafuturepurchase.giftcardwhenyoupurchase $50ingiftcards! BERNADETTE LA PAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLY e s e l r l l o G c t A W F O B R W a R 123
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC28 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 5, 2012 SOCIETY Grand opening of Graff Diamonds at Saks Fifth AvenueWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com.CHARLIE MCDONALD / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 Brian Murray, Mathieu Kraut, Linda Jacoby and Peter DAndrea 2 Linda Oberhaus, center, with Chuck and JoAnn Remington 3 Bob Edwards, Lee Anderson and John Jordan 4. Tiffany Doeringer, John Sorey and Betty Aymar 5. Susan Platt, Kim Nye and Pam Marmaduke 6. Russell Burland, Ronald Lee and Brian Glaeser 7. Barbara and John Jordan 1Clive Daniel Home hosts Opera Naples and TheatreZone 1 Evelio Mendez 2 Brigid Kegel and Larry Alexander 3 Gerry Goldberg with Louise and Larry Ost 4. Teddy Collins and Lorna Segall 1 2 3 4IVAN SELIGMAN / COURTESY PHOTOS 2 3 5 4 6 7
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 5, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C29 SOCIETY The seventh annual Bootstrap Boogie Barn Dance for Naples Equestrian ChallengeWe 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 5 4 3 6 7 1 The gang from Position Logic 2 Connie and Don Smith with the La Mystique Dancers 3 Bruce Ellis, Michele Harrison, Heather Henning Milner, Tom Harrison, Georgia Wood and Lee Canglin 4. Linda and James Melton 5. Pam Adamczyk and Lauren Baker 6. Rebekkah and Wade Aldridge 7. Sandy UmlorRobin Dean and Donna Desrocher LANE WILKINSON / COURTESY PHOTOS
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Christmas Tree Trimming Holiday Styling, Personal Shopping and Pretty Package Wrapping ServiceSpun Sugarby Wendy Special Occasions Stylist VINOSt. Supry brings French sophistication to Napa winesNew wines and trends constantly vie for our attention, but I also enjoy revisiting wines that have been around for a while as a reminder of why they have enjoyed such success. One such winery is St. Supry Estate in Napa Valley. I had the pleasure of spending an evening with Emma Swain, CEO of St. Supry Estate Vineyards and Winery, during her recent tour of Florida. Here are some excerpts of our conversation: Q. What differentiates St. Supry wines from other Napa winemakers? A. We control the production from the grape to the bottle, with no purchased fruit, offsite production or storage. We have complete control over how are grapes are grown and how our wine is made, from crush through bottling. Q. What wine are you most noted for? A. We are best known for our sauvignon blanc, which we have produced from our Dollarhide vineyard since 1982. We grow about 10 percent of all the sauvignon blanc that is grown in Napa County. Q. Tell me about the style of wine you make. A. We produce three tiers: the Estate wines, featuring bright, smooth fruit flavors; the Bordeaux Estate blends, elegant wines normally found in restaurants; and our single vineyard Estate wines, using only the best grapes for rich complex flavors. Q. What led you to produce the wines you offer? For instance, most of your selections are Bordeaux style; you also make a chardonnay, but not a pinot noir. A. Most of our wines are produced from the Dollarhide vineyard where the soil is higher in magnesium, and this pairs well with the sauvignon blanc grape. The shale soils on the hillsides are well suited for the red grapes. We used to produce quite a lot of chardonnay, and had 120 acres planted. We ended up keeping just our best block of 20 acres. Q. How can wine lovers find your wines? A. We have a free app on our website, called Grappos, that searches for local retailers. You can ask your local retailer to stock us, or order online.Wines from St. Supry Cabernet Sauvignon Estate 2009 ($30): This wine is deep red in color with a tinge of purple. The aroma is full of dark plum and cherry notes, and the palate follows through with berry and mocha flavors, ending with a wellbalanced finish. Cabernet Sauvignon Dollarhide Estate 2009 ($85): This one has an intense reddish-purple hue and an aroma of plums with a touch of oak. The flavors of currants and plums carry to the end with a hint of spice on this big, complex wine. lu Napa Valley 2009 ($65): A fine meritage blend of four Bordeaux grapes, principally cabernet sauvignon, this is a graceful wine. The aroma has fragrant, jammy fruits with vanilla and oak. The palate presents blackberry and currant flavors, wrapped in a rich tannin structure with a touch of dark chocolate. Moscato Napa Valley 2011 ($25): We make this wine because it is a favorite of the Skalli family (which owns St. Supry), says Ms. Swain. They started growing it in Algeria in the 1920s. Fresh, rich tropical aromas are followed on the palate with mango, citrus and orchard fruit flavors, ending with a spicy finish. Cool and sweet, made from the moscato cannelli grape, and delicately balanced with acid, this is a splendid dessert wine. Sauvignon Blanc Estate 2011 ($20): So fresh its like springtime in the glass,: Ms. Swain says. I like to walk through my garden, pick fresh vegetables for dinner and serve this wine. Pale yellow in color with a greenish tint, it starts with aromas of green apples and lime. The palate shows tropical fruit flavors with a crisp acid finish. Sauvignon Blanc Dollarhide Estate 2011 ($35): More yellow than the Estate wine, and fuller in body as well, this one has aromas of grapefruit and lemon that blend with pear on the palate. Complex layers of flavors are derived from the sur-lie barrel aging, and the finish is rich and juicy. Virt Estate 2011($30): Its weight, texture and viscosity make this a white wine for red wine drinkers, Ms. Swain says. A pale yellow blend of semillon and sauvignon blanc, it starts with aromas of citrus and melons. The richly flavored palate has notes of lemon, lime and grapefruit with a little toasty oak as well, ending with a balanced juicy finish. COURTESY PHOTO Wines from St. Supry Estate Vineyards. w f e t w r jimMcCRACKENvino@floridaweekly.com
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 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 5, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C31 CUISINEHelp children in need while savoring fine winesThere are 1,442 children abused, neglected and abandoned in need of volunteer advocates in Southwest Florida. Of those, 40 percent or 575 lack the critical help and support a Guardian ad Litem volunteer can provide in the courts, schools and community. Even if you cannot commit the time to serving as a Guardian ad Litem, you can help support the cause by taking part in a wine tasting from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3. at Ruths Chris Steak House in Coconut Point. The cost is $15 and includes tasting wines and hors doeuvres. There will also be an auction. Proceeds benefit Voices for Kids, the nonprofit agency that supports the Guardian ad Litem program for the 20th Judicial Circuit, which includes Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. For reservations, call Ruths Chris at 248-8888. Breakfast with SantaAs he does each year, Santa will pay special visits to BRIO Tuscan Grille at Waterside Shops and BRAVO! Cucina Italian at Mercato to hear Christmas wishes and spread holiday cheer. Enjoy breakfast and a visit from 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. The cost is $11.95 per adult, $5.95 per child. Guests are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to be donated to either Toys for Tots (BRIO) or the Childrens Home Society of Florida (BRAVO!). Those who bring a toy will be entered to win prizes. Reservations are required. Call BRIO at 593-5319 or BRAVO! at 514-0042.A sparkling tastingFor the 14th year, Sukie Honeycutt will host a special tasting of some 20 champagnes and sparkling wines for the holidays. This years event takes place 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at Tonys Off Third. The cost is $25 per person. Each guest will receive a $10 coupon good toward the purchase of a featured champagne or sparkler. Tonys is at 1300 Third St. S. Call 2627999.Le Macaron sets up shopLe Macaron French Pastries has opened at Miromar Outlets, bringing colorful, sweet treats to Southwest Florida. These are not the coconut macaroons that are prevalent in America. Instead, these are created from ground almonds and soft meringue, giving them a lightly crisp exterior around a creamy center filled with ganache, cream, homemade fruit jams and other delectable surprises. Among the flavors available are Belgian chocolate, gingerbread, Sicilian pistachio, creme brulee, caramel salted butter, candied ginger chocolate, black vanilla from Madagascar, lemon, fresh mint, raspberry, passion fruit black chocolate, basil white chocolate and crunchy praline. The store also offers gelato, espresso, cappuccino, croissants and William Dean Artisan Chocolates. For more information, call 949-7001.Love and Loren team upOpening a box of Norman Love chocolates is always a treat, but those offered during the holidays can be sweeter still as jeweler Mark Loren has partnered with the gourmet chocolatier to offer the 12 Gems of Christmas. Some lucky customers will find gems such as a 6.14 carat pink topaz fancy round cut or a 14 mm large black pearl from Haiti tucked into their boxes of candy. From Friday, Nov. 30, through Monday, Dec. 24, customers may discover a Mark Loren Designs precious gem or a $50 gift certificate for chocolates or Mark Loren Designs hidden in a box of chocolates. Twelve gems and 40 gift certificates will be randomly placed in signature boxes of Norman Love chocolates that will be available at both the Naples and Fort Myers chocolate salons as well as online at www.normanloveconfections.com. This years holiday flavors include apple cider, candy cane, cranberry orange, cup of cheer, eggnog, gingerbread, hot cocoa, mint patty, smores and white christmas. The Naples salon is in Parkshore Centre at 3747 Tamiami Trail N.Sunday brunch at AgaveFor an out-of-the-ordinary Sunday brunch, try Agave Southwestern Grills version, which includes an all-you-caneat buffet and unlimited Bloody Maria/ Mary and draft beer for $25 per person ($18 without alcohol).Brunch is served from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The buffet features a station serving cornbread pancakes made to order with spiced syrup, caramelized banana, honey butt er and orange marmalade. Theres also guacamole and a soft taco station with smoked chicken. Additional options include roasted cumin-ancho pork and black bean mole with avocado cream, chicken enchilada, grilled salmon with crispy yuccacilantro hash and guava chimichurri, grilled chicken with roasted onions glazed with rosemary-agave nectar, smoked cheddar mashed potatoes, wood-grilled vegetables plus cured meats, cheese, salads, fruits, desserts and pastries. Agave is at 2380 Vanderbilt Beach Road, near Airport-Pulling Road in North Naples. For details, visit www. agavenaples.com.Short subjects Bha! Bha! Persian Bistro has opened in its swanky new Fifth Avenue South location after operating in the Pavilion Shopping Center for 15 years. The new restaurant is at 865 Fifth Ave. S. Aldos Ristorante Italiano & Bar at the Kings Lake Shopping Center, 4820 Davis Blvd., is now open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday. Selections range from $3.50 to $8.25, with two $5 specials each day. One of those will be a two-slice cheese pizza combo that includes a soda. Guests can order from the dinner menu as well. For details, call 659-2536 or visit www. aldosnaples.com. Parmesan Petes Italian Kitchen is now open in North Naples, having operated for about two years in Bonita Springs. Its in the former Anthonys Trattoria in Fountain Park, 7935 Airport-Pulling Road. Hours are 11:30 a.m.2 p.m. daily for lunch and 4:30-9 p.m. for dinner. Call 992-3663. In business for more than 90 years, Sees Candies are a holiday tradition for many families. The company has opened one store in Naples for the holiday season. The Coastland Center store sells assorted chocolates, nuts, chews, truffles, toffees, fudge, lollipops and stocking stuffers. The store will be open until Dec. 26. Send items to firstname.lastname@example.org.Le Macaron French Pastries has openend at Miromar Outlets. Norman Love chocolates karenFELDMAN email@example.com
From U.S. 41, take Park Shore Drive to Gulf Shore Boulevard 239.261.6100 VenetianVillage.com All toys will benet the Guadalupe Center of Immokalees Gift Shop Saturday, December 1, 2012 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Drop off at North Fountain during any of our holiday events!LET IT SNOW! DANCING BY THE FOUNTAIN BRING AN UNWRAPPED GIFT AND SPREAD HOLIDAY CHEER Enjoy a festive snow show at e Village. Stroll along the waterfront and take delight in holiday entertainment with Juliette Pennington and Martin Taylor Experiment. Complimentary photos with Santa, stories with Mrs. Claus, plus extraordinary shopping and dining all evening. Snow show starts at 7:00 p.m. (North Fountain).THE COMMUNITY SCHOOL OF NAPLES JAZZ COMBOWednesday, December 5, 2012 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, December 6, 2012 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.Join us as the twinkling procession of boats makes its way down Venetian Bay. Enjoy live entertainment and our very own pirate face painter and magician too. No entry fee. Overnight dockage available. Call Kristin at 239.403.2218. Enjoy a performance by e Community School of Naples Jazz Combo, e Modern Band and a special appearance by the Flaming Pickles! Enjoy dancing demonstrations, entertainment and more on the last ursday of each month! Join Fred Astaire Dance Studios as they perform to your favorite swing, ballroom and Latin tunes from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. DJ Michael J. Levaul (North Fountain) and Keith Atkins (South Side) will add to this high-energy event. Thursday, November 29, 2012 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.